Nick Nichols

Efforts to stop the corporate Neville Chamberlains from selling out to environmental and social activists were all too often sandbagged by company spin-doctors and insiders whose jobs depend on their firm’s continued homage to the gods of green and the lords of social justice. Their CSR mantra was “don’t worry, be happy . . . it’s all voluntary!”

Given all The Leader has done since Inauguration Day to disrupt, dismantle and degrade our free enterprise system, will Barack, Barney and their fellow travelers on Capitol Hill decide to make corporate socialism mandatory for American companies?

Consider this communiqué from the left-wing Planet 2025 NewsNetwork: “The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States on the platform of hope and change - as well as clean energy and green jobs and wealth distribution - has sparked optimism for the prospects of transitioning to a sustainable economy underpinned by corporate social responsibility (CSR).”

When the corporate Neville Chamberlains ultimately forfeit their salaries, bonuses and their jobs thanks to their spineless leadership and the anti-capitalism cabal that now inhabits wine and cheese bars in the District of Columbia, I hope to be around to ask this simple question: “So, how’s that hope and change working out for you?”

Nick Nichols

Nick is a retired crisis communications executive. He also developed and taught graduate-level crisis management courses at the Johns Hopkins University. Nick is the author of Rules for Corporate Warriors: How to Fight and Survive Attack Group Shakedowns. He is a Vietnam veteran.