Chilliwack BC July 3, 2023
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is the idea that business has a role in pushing society towards certain norms and outcomes regarding environmental and social issues.
ESG companies, organizations, and governments drive cultural attitudes by offering SEL-focused products, services, and marketing strategies from the top to the consumer at large in a cooperative effort to passively influence or actively socially engineer the cultural worldview. IE: Target, Walmart, Bud Light, movies, news, charities, holidays...
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of current education and its aim is to direct the flow and pace of human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop identities and emotions, reach personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for approved groups, establish and maintain relationships that support SEL objectives, and make responsible decisions that promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity ideology (DEI).
SEL education informs and directs cultural activism that impresses its objectives on the public at large and also drives ESG companies to meet the ever-changing demands of SEL goals (aka Marxism's endless revolution via DEI).
When today's DEI champion has born its next iteration then the child of that revolution will cannibalize its parent and push the envelope of revolt further. For comparison see what irreparable damage the trans movement, a child of fourth-wave feminism (itself a child of those iterations before it: Suffragettes, Sexual Revolutionaries, Intersectionalists, and Deconstructionists), has done to feminism and women's rights.
There are two published documents that explore possible outcomes of this bi-directional approach to social engineering: 1984 and Brave New World.
Historically cultures around the world pendulum between conservative and liberal values. In "Golden Ages" those value sets tend to be balanced. If one value set gains prominence then the cultural mores will shift and extremism will set in often ending in a societal crisis, cultural decline, or the outright demise of that culture, which will be regurgitated or reborn into something else, rarely the same as its 'parent'.
It is well documented that when one value set pulls the pendulum of society to its objectives intentionally, with force of some kind, and for too long a period of exposure, the opposing value set will eventually aggressively - even violently - pull the pendulum back to center in an effort to rebalance that society. Be mindful that this recentering event is not achieved without bloodshed.
We make much ballyhoo about the French Revolution. Don't. It was a bloodbath... for ten years. Look at France in 2020 with their Yellow Vest movement. Look at them today... again. There is blood.
I can prevent this dystopian cataclysm in my lifetime. Or suffer my children to clean up my mess. Today I choose their future. Everyone is watching. It's my move. No pressure. Only shame, if I fail to act.
"And while I must deal with today I must worry about tomorrow because I don't want it to be like yesterday." — Premier Brian Peckford
PS: In case you think I'm overreacting... https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/mckinsey-explainers/what-is-diversity-equity-and-inclusion