Skip to comments.Cisco Sinks to Dishonorable Low
Posted on 06/22/2011 4:41:58 AM PDT by Kaslin
Mr. John Chambers
Office of the President
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Mail Stop SJC10/5/4
300 East Tasman Drive
San Jose, California 95134
Dear Mr. Chambers:
In my last letter to you, I pointed out the one-sided nature of a same-sex marriage forum led just last week by a Cisco Vice President on the campus of Cisco Systems. This despite the fact that your Inclusion and diversity officer, Ms. Marilyn Nagel, assured us that:
Our culture is very welcoming of all points of view. We dont have any particular political perspective on the issues of same-sex marriage or any of the other issues.
I noted that one of the speakers at your one-sided forum was a gay activist who helped Holland become the first nation to legalize same-sex marriage. In my research, I also noticed that the Honorable Evan Low was a panelist on that one-sided forum.
At age 26, Mr. Low was among the youngest Mayors in the United States. As a gay man (your own website says) he brought unique perspectives to the office of mayor. He certainly brought a pro-same-sex marriage perspective. This link from the Cisco website shows more on his political crusade in favor of same-sex marriage. Pay special attention to the Vote NO on Proposition Eight picture at the bottom left of your screen. Would you consider that divisive, Mr. Chambers? Or does it simply depend on your perspective?
By now Cisco must certainly be prepared to admit that there was no one on the forum representing the other side of the issue. Dont you think its odd that a forum ostensibly talking about collaboration on conflicting points of view would not collaborate but only offer one particular point of view?
So Cisco, which claims to take no position on same-sex marriage, invites in and pays gay politicians and gay activists to speak in favor of same-sex marriage. You do this in a forum held on the Cisco campus and led by a Cisco Vice President a collaboration forum, which does not collaborate with a speaker from the other side of a politically divisive issue. And yet those who have spoken against same-sex marriage, off campus and not in any way representing Cisco, are fired.
Of course, I am talking about Dr. Frank Turek. And I am specifically calling you out on your companys boastful assertions that Cisco is inclusive and diverse and doesnt take sides on divisive political issues. And I am beginning to believe that I am talking to someone who has no interest in responding to reasonable inquires about matters of fundamental fairness.
Ciscos real position is contradictory: We dont sponsor a particular political perspective or even permit discussion of a divisive political topic such as same-sex marriage unless we choose to sponsor a forum that presents only one particular political perspective on a divisive political topic such as same same-sex marriage. So youre not sponsoring it but you really are. Now, let us return to our conversation with your inclusion expert Marilyn Nagel.
I dont think your position is in any way reflective of a position thats not included in our dialogue. We have leaders who have every type of belief and we encourage that kind of diversity at Cisco.
Thats great to hear from Ms. Nagel. Now, please send me the link to any Cisco-sponsored forum, led by any Cisco Vice President, with the link to your website displaying Vote YES on Proposition Eight! pictures. After thoroughly searching I have yet to see such a thing on your website. I suppose it is possible that have you have already fired all the people who supported Proposition Eight. But I think it is more likely that your inclusive and diverse culture has intimidated them into remaining silent. Ms. Nagel also said:
We appreciate that people bring differences as long as they dont make others feel unwelcome or act in a manner thats disrespectful toward others, so I appreciate your feeling about this and your concern and I can only suggest that you take a look at some of the stuff that we put on our website.
Mr. Chambers, weve taken a look at your website. But were still looking for a little inclusion and were still craving a little diversity. Dr. Tureks firing certainly did not sprout from the soil of true inclusion and diversity. Your shareholders and fair-minded Americans await your response:
firstname.lastname@example.org. We are simply tired of being excluded from the dialogue by experts waving the multi-colored banner of inclusion and diversity. In the meantime, my readers may choose to contact you here.
Yes, but what about Pancho?
Yes, but what about Pancho?
might outta link all 3 articles together for giggles tho...
Years ago I was in a class at an AT&T training center and they had a poster on the wall of famous homosexuals in history. One of the pictured homos was a Pope. I went to the plant’s “diversity officer” and complained about it. She promised to investigate and get back to me. A couple of days later she called me and said that she had checked with the group who put up the poster and they said that it was true the Pope was gay so the poster could stay up. So nothing has changed except that if I had made the same complaint today I’d probably be fired for it.
So she bought what the group told her hook line and sinker? What a moron
Cisco and other businesses should be putting its energy and intellect into making and selling the best products in its business sector. Other than treating its employees fairly for a good day’s work, social issues are not part of its long term business success and survival in the market place.
Part of the problem is government, a lot of the government purchase contracts have clauses to require the vendor to meet certain goals on these social issues, minority hires, sex and [non]religion, womens issues and require the vendor to disclose its ability to meet the goals. These are put in by the politicians who pander to certain interest groups. Companies play ball as government is so big and is a big customer. Again, government should buy the best products (hopefully most made in the US) at the best price and stay away from social issues in buying.
Perversion is like leftist ideology -
those who ascribe to it are never satisfied until it permeates every aspect of our lives and culture.
It’s Luciferian in origin.
Mike Adams and Ann Coulter should be married to each other. Could you imagine their offspring? Their children would possess the power of super-human sarcasm. Of course their own sarcastic wit is already super.
Ha ha, good one
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