Yesterday my lunch time search for tubular wisdom landed me on 1954’s Executive Suite.

At the end of the movie William Holden’s character makes a speech about pride and purpose as he battles Fredric March’s character who feels the purpose of a corporation is to maximize the dividend to the stockholders :

McDonald Walling: (After smashing the companies NEW cheaply made table sitting in the boardroom)

We’ll have a line of low-priced furniture, a new and different line as different from anything we’re making today as a modern automobile is different from a covered wagon.
That’s what you want Walt, isn’t it? What you’ve always wanted? Merchandise that will sell because it had beauty and function and value not because the buyers like your scotch or think that you’re a good egg.
The kind of stuff that you, Jesse, will feel in your guts when you know it’s coming off your production line.
A kind of product that you will be able to budget to the nearest hundredth of a cent, Shaw, because it will be scientifically and efficiently designed.
And something you will be proud to have your name on, Miss Tredway.

The force behind a great company has to be more than the pride of one man; it has to be the pride of thousands. You can’t make men work for money alone – you starve their souls when you try it, and you can starve a company to death the same way.

As Joe Biden spoke last night, I felt the kind of pride McDonald Walling was talking about.

WE are the real force behind this country.  WE have the power to fire any incompetent, greedy, elitist, egomaniacal  buffoon that thinks he is in charge and above the law.

Like my mother and father I take pride in the finished product that I produce.  I draw my motivation from this kind of integrity. I have been asked to back off on the pride and integrity “shit” many times and join incompetent, greedy, elitist, egomaniacal  corporate buffoons, but I don’t work that way.  I need my soul as does this country.

It’s time for us to collectively raise our in charge voices and RESOUNDINGLY inform the Anti-Christ in the White House “YOU’RE FIRED”.