Liberals have found another thing to be angry about. Co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, recently released a statement clarifying the company’s mission statement. He talked about how companies who engage in social justice activism, like Google and Facebook, end up creating more internal division and distraction in the workplace.
“I want Coinbase to be laser-focused on achieving its mission, because I believe that this is the way that we can have the biggest impact on the world. We will do this by playing as a championship team, focus on building, and being transparent about what our mission is and isn’t. We don’t engage here when issues are unrelated to our core mission, because we believe impact only comes with focus,” Armstrong wrote.
He also rejected the support of any particular causes or political issues because it is unrelated to his company’s mission. He said even if everyone agrees there is a problem, they may not all agree on the solution. Armstrong talked about how most employees don’t want a divisive environment anyway. They want a united team that makes progress towards important issues. He wanted to seek an alternative path from what most Silicon Valley companies were doing.
This led many liberals to attack Armstrong for the statement, even comparing Coinbase to being in a ‘white supremacist workplace.’
Software engineer Allen Holub tweeted about the statement, attaching the link to the official statement: “This is pretty appalling. @brian_armstrong is essentially saying, just sit down, shut up, and make money for me. Things like social justice are a distraction from making money for me, so do that on your own time.”
Some even claimed they would be dropping Coinbase entirely. It’s always funny how people think they are supposed to be doing other things at work when they are being paid to work. It’s time to work hard during work hours and take your political beliefs off work time.
Liberals should start to understand that people have emotions and emotions are extremely important in making good decisions. A true leader takes a step back to let everything vent before making decisions in the workplace.
Politics are not welcome in the workplace. Period.