The Grinch that stole Equity

Do you like cancel culture?

I do not like them, Sam you am.
I do not like cancel culture.

Would you like them here or there?

I would not like them here or there.
I would not like them anywhere, Samantha you are. — The Dr. Seuss chronicles.

Sam I amThe crablike gnomes at the Werkes are clacking their pincers in approval of Epic Systems Corp’s refusal to allow the search for Equity — surely the equivalent of Spin & Marty’s Snipe Hunts — to interfere with business. 

The Verona WI-based electronic health-records behemoth told employees to stop holding discussion groups relating to diversity, equity and inclusion during company time; stop hosting what employees called a popular training session on identifying white privilege; and removed an employee from equity-related projects after the company said it detracted from her assigned duties.

That is (how shall we say it?) EPIC! Ya think if Epic wanted to succeed in its hyper-competitive marketplace it might hire and reward on the basis of (pardon the expression) ability and accomplishment instead of identity politics? Maybe?

Socialism comes to the schools

East side parents are seeking Equity, that magic elixir. Do not allow bake sales to benefit West High’s pottery classes without sharing the spoils with East high school. So much for individual initiative. The great leveling always levels down, not up. 

The diminishing power of MeToo

Notice how sexual harassment claims are now doubted and diminished when they are lodged against Democrats. Even though: “It seems obvious enough that Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York did what his former aide Charlotte Bennett said he did. Bennett, 25, told The New York Times that, among other things, Cuomo asked her if she ever had sex with older men, complained about being lonely and wanting a hug, and said he would date someone in her 20s.”

Michele Goldberg of the New York Times answers: No Biggie. Libs are sorry they defenestrated Al Franken. Maybe we went too far, after all. She does not mention the ridiculous smearing of Brett Kavanaugh as a serial rapist. Or apologize.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Epic located in Verona WI, not Madison, for a reason. (Although most of its employees live in the Emerald City.) You want to write software and cure disease or do you want to guilt-trip America? Your choice.

What does Equity mean to YOU?

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16 Responses to The Grinch that stole Equity

  1. Kevin S Wymore says:

    I believe in equality of opportunity in America, not necessarily in equality of result.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. AdamC says:

    Ugh…. is there nowhere in America to go to escape our humorless hateful racial resentment fomenters???

    ANY white person (or Asian for that matter) that does anything to advance the woke race mob likely will eventually get their comeuppance from those they “ally” with.


  3. Scott F says:

    Imagine the audacity of a Company that would require an employee to concentrate on the work they were hired to do, rather than spend Company time playing in their Social Justice sandbox….. Fortunately, she is now free to go form her own company with 10,000 employees and annual revenues of $2.9 billion…. I wish her all the best….

    Liked by 3 people

    • madisonexpat says:

      Imagine the response if she’d posted an invite to discuss Social Justice issues over beers after work.


  4. georgessson says:

    RE: EPIC…

    YES ! I employed minorities for decades. All were paid about twice the minimum wage. They also got monthly bonuses based on “performance, attendance and company profits” of another 30%. Most never realized that when they took those days off for “Solidarity” it affected those bonuses. They forgot that the only way a company can continue to meet payroll (and give bonuses…) is thru…. profit. BTW, this Epic article was buried in “business” news -so’s SJWs need not be given pause fer thought…

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  5. Bill says:

    Dr. Seuss. I remember reading Dr. Seuss right after I had finished my McGuffey readers. Then, at the ripe old age of 7 I started reading Dr. Seuss to my siblings. I then read Dr. Seuss to my own child. I guess that makes me a racist even though I never read into any of Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel’s works as racist.

    As far as Epic is concerned; it is a private company who provides a service to medical providers across the nation and beyond. That service is color blind. It does not discriminate against age, race, color, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, marital status or income. It is an invaluable service to many of those who are both providers as well as those who are patients.


  6. Ed says:

    Oh the folly and arrogance of youth.

    Epic can afford to lose all their whole Diversity Inclusion Equity (“DIE”) crowd as they easily get thousands of qualified applicates for each opening. Many who probably don’t give a hoot about DIE. They want to work for Epic and other top notch organizations.

    This poor misinformed young women who had her picture taken might find it a lot harder to get a a job having outed herself as a young troublemaker. Well at least a job that pays as well as Epic and has such great benefits.

    I wish her and her idealistic friends the best of luck in the real world. But if she was was so concerned about DIE, then she was working in the wrong place. It’s very competitive the best of the best get hired, it’s a not a poetry club.


  7. Balboa says:

    There are plenty of jobs that pay these grievance whiners day. Look none other than city of madison , alders, uw, mmsd for high paying jobs and golden parachute benefits. As Scott walker used to say, that’s real money.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Pay and promote. At UW-Madison, departments like Black Studies, Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, etc., etc. employ hundreds to promote grievance under the guise of academic scholarship and brainwash young minds with their poisonous ideologies–and use your tax dollars to do it.


  8. Liberty says:

    Epic belongs to Judith Faulkner, not her employees. If they don’t like her decision, they can quit. I’m certain there are hundreds of applicants waiting in line for those jobs. A business is not a university, a government office, or place of protest. It’s a place where people need to be productive, where companies need to remain competitive to survive, and where profits are made.

    All the sickening filth found in some music, movies, and other forms of entertainment, and Dr. Suess & Mr. Potatohead were canceled?

    Sweet Jesus, what have we become, and where are we headed?


    • Bill says:


      You might say this is akin to the movie FAHRENHEIT 451? See it here:

      Or you might say this our own much smaller scale version of Kristallnacht. Where as you may recall from history, many books were burned in the process of destroying thousands of shops and shop windows and about 200 synagogues in Germany and Austria in 1938.

      Or one might posit that the events we saw all across the country last year where thousands of businesses were burnt to the ground while public officials sat on their hands and did nothing to prevent it from happening; was our own modern day version of a sort of a Kristallnacht on the middle class in this country. One might also posit that like Kristallnacht, the events we saw last year signals the beginning of the end for a group of people in this country called, the middle class.


      • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

        OMG Bill, I was just thinking of the novella Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury upon which the movie is based, before I read your post. Highly recommend. Mr. Bradbury foresaw the rise of the righteously aggrieved morphing into an autocracy. Could be that a lot of Mr. B’s fans have lately reread the tale. I have an old paperback edition.


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  10. Steve Scheller says:

    please expand on the “East side parents seeking equity” paragraph. Very interested as a West High parent. Thanks


  11. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    A bright note: Madison Public libraries is NOT pulling the banned Dr. Suess books from its shelves according to a report on Channel 27 evening news.


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