Is John Jazwiec, the dyspeptic executive who’s threatening to pull his software firm RedPrairie out of “socialistic” Wisconsin, a secret Communist?
What else to make of the fact Mikhail Gorbachev spoke at a conference last year sponsored by Red Prairie. The conference’s ominous title: “RedShift.”
From the October 2004 press release:
Former Soviet Union President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Will Address RedPrairie's Global Audience on International Leadership and Restructuring Global Priorities
RedPrairie Corporation, a global leader in supply chain technology solutions that enable business process transformation, today announced that former Soviet Union leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev will keynote RedShift 2005, RedPrairie's eighth annual user conference and logistics industry summit at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida, April 12-15, 2005.
President Gorbachev served as the leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991 and was a central figure in ending the Cold War with the United States by signing two disarmament pacts that led to the end of Communist rule in Eastern Europe. As a result of his extraordinary achievements, President Gorbachev was the recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, the Orders of Lenin, the Red Banner of Labor and the Badge of Honor.
RedPrairie Company Leader John Jazwiec says, "RedPrairie is extremely honored to host President Gorbachev at our upcoming user conference. He is considered one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century for his critical role in stabilizing international relations during an extremely volatile period. President Gorbachev's thoughts on international leadership and the restructuring global priorities are important and relevant to our audience of international business leaders who seek competitive advantage by mastering complex global markets and supply chains."
RedPrairie indeed, Comrade Jazwiec.
Quick, someone tell McCarthy apologist dad29 that a Communist cell is operating in Waukesha!
XOff lays into this blowhard’s incoherent rant in the MJS and how the MSM – that’s Milwaukee’s Stupider Media – are jumping all over it. Even the economically illiterate Patrick McIlheran is jumping on it. The Brawler thinks the initial reporters did a decent job but thinks there is much more to this story. The Brawler wonders if the private equity guys are behind any proposed move.
Folkbum has more.