David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts openly threatens his employees if they vote for President Obama.
During my daily morning ritual of reading the news, checking email and deciding what art piece I'm going to work on today I cam across this article in CNN Business. and it inspired me to create this piece called True Faces - based on the 7 deadly sins. More below the fold.
Mr. Siegel is one of the wealthiest men in America. Westgate Resorts has 12,000 jobs and 1 Billion in profit this year alone. He seems to be doing quite well for himself under the Obama Administration. Mr. Siegel is building the largest private home in the country! I guess if he were asked to pay his fair share in income taxes he'd have to ditch the gold plated toilet seats for his cartoonishly massive mansion and he'd he have no choice but to take it out on his minimum wage workers.
President Obama has repeatedly told American companies that he plans to give tax cuts and create incentives to companies that create or keep jobs in America. It seems Mr.Siegel would not be effected at all, perhaps he'd even benefit. But the man cannot seem to see past his own greed. So he resorts to threatening his own employees. What kind of person does this? Not only does he send this email to his employees, he proclaims that he is proud of it. I guess he gets in some free advertising - but he's just lost half of his clientele and no doubt several employees will elect to leave. I would certainly consider that a hostile work environment. Not to mention voter suppression.
If I were the Westgate employees, I'd band together and file a class action law suit against this poor excuse for a human being. I wonder if he calls himself a Christian? If so he might want to refresh himself on the 7 deadly sins: Envy, Greed, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth, Pride and Wrath.
I don't really think morality is linked to religion, but there are soooo many people who do. Human morality is not in a church or a religion, it's a way of being and resides within each of us. It drives me crazy when people hold up their religion like a badge of honor, that somehow going inside a building and saying some words someone else wrote thousands of years ago makes you a good person. It doesn't - your actions do. Compassion, Love, Kindness, Fairness, Justice, these are things to strive for, these are more than just words and they cannot be bought.