Skip to comments.Progressives Find New Ways To Discriminate Against Conservatives
Posted on 02/11/2020 4:10:03 AM PST by Kaslin
Imagine starting a business, risking everything and deciding to give it a go on your own. That entrepreneurial spirit is what sets the United States apart from most of the rest of the world; the American Spirit. Now imagine, after all that hard work and risk, some leftist decides they dont like you or what youre doing and sets out to ruin what youve built, to destroy you.
It happens all the time, actually. The cancel culture, as its called, is just one of many tools in the progressive arsenal. And while stories like the attempted destruction of Gibsons Bakery by radical Oberlin College students and administrators made national news after the Gibson family was awarded $44 million from the school, most stories dont get that much attention. They simply dont help the liberal narrative, so theyre ignored.
While protests and attempted boycotts get brainwashed drones to activate on social media (and the news stories driven by them), the left is employing other tactics to wipe out businesses they deem unacceptable, and those tactics dont garner any attention at all.
One of the worst and most dangerous was an Obama administration initiative by the Justice Department to target firearms manufacturers called Operation Choke Point (OCP). The DOJ didnt go directly after manufacturers, they applied pressure on banks doing business with them. Under the guise of being concerned with fraud and money laundering, Obama officials let it be known that banks doing business with legitimate companies engaging in legal commerce would face extra regulatory attention and harassment for doing so.
The Trump administration put an end to it in 2017. But progressive activists, with the encouragement and help of elected Democrats, have picked up where it left off.
Activists are pressuring banks to refuse business from the aforementioned industries as well as oil and gas companies, companies that do business with Israel, conservative-owned businesses, anything deemed insufficiently woke by the liberal mob.
And banks are starting to cave.
Theres a slight problem for the left, however; banks arent allowed to discriminate against legal industries. This was the central theme at a recent House Financial Services Committee hearing which sought to determine if the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is undermining the effectiveness of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which protects low- and moderate-income communities ability to secure loans.
In a letter to regulators before the hearing, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and his Republican colleagues warned, We reject the notion that the New York values of a handful of banking executives and asset managers can hold our constituents hostage and force them to sacrifice their beliefs.
Their GOP counterparts in the House further drove the concern home by explicitly pointing out the renaissance of OCP throughout the country. Unfortunately, OCCs Comptrollers response was weak, to say the least. We believe the banking industry should serve all legal businesses in America. However, we do leave that up to the boards and management of those financial institutions to make those decisions, Comptroller Joseph Otting said.
Its important to mention that these bad banking practices are currently illegal under the official OCC policy which states, The Agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form.
But left-wing activists arent about to let the law or decency stand in the way of their agenda. Theyre working hard to circumvent any regulation or law in their way to implement OCP-like punishments to impose their will throughout the economy, particularly in rural communities where the disfavored businesses tend to thrive.
Democrat-controlled cities across the country are already moving to block contracts with any company that is involved with immigration enforcement, for example. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheered the decision by Bank of America to stop doing business with private companies running prisons and illegal alien detention centers.
If they cant win at the ballot box, the party that loves to chant this is what democracy looks like will use any anti-democratic tactic they can to impose their will.
The OCC wields enormous power over the banking industry. Its time for them to use it to ensure American companies are free to engage in legal commerce and to not be discriminated against because the fascist woke mob is upset that they exist.
Mob rule implementing socialism.
this is what democracy looks like
High level totalitarian tactics for people so young... odd.
It sucks nevertheless, but it is not actually illegal.
They attack individuals identified as conservative by making false accusations to the conservatives employer, making false allegations online and posting negative reviews.
The communists have destroyed the credibility of most review sites, online forums and comment sections due to their hate-filled tantrums, rants and attacks.
When I play Xbox with my son, my clan tag is [TRUMP].
The vile attacks and reactions from some is indicative of the indoctrination of our youth by our public schools and universities.
The only good leftist is a .... leftist.
I’m sure all good people can insert the appropriate noun.
‘Progressives’ argue that they don’t want to OWN the means of Production as is the definition of Socialism. They don’t necessarily have to own it when you can control it with regulation and taxation.
Trump is facing a Tsunami
You just gave the Webster’s definition of Fascism.
The letter was the one that said Twitter was in violation of the sanctions set out by PDJT against Iran.
Said nothing derogatory, just retweeted.
So every time I want to say something, I go onto Twitter and file another appeal. Eff em
I have signed up for Twitter again several month ago, but have never used it. I just don’t have no use for it, just like I didn’t the first time.
My rule of thumb definitions:
Fascism = Government Central Control by Authoritarian / Totalitarian Rule
Socialism = Government Central Control by Democracy or Mob Rule
Still have a headache over the Democratic Socialism / Social Democracy definition argument.
They are not “progressives”. They are “regressives”.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheered the decision by Bank of America to stop doing business with private companies running prisons and illegal alien detention centers.
Bank of America needs to find itself under increased scrutiny in the form of audits and visits from ambulance-chasers within the Department of the Treasury. A few judicious lawsuits here and there should cool them off. To beat the Left you must embrace the tactics of the Left.
She was now a "progressive" she announced, as if that changed anything.
Liberals have been changing their labels for decades, in an attempt to run away from the negative connotations of their previous label.
Liberals, progressives, regressives, Leftists, statists, globalists, socialists, communists.
All the same thing. Just spelled differently as far as I'm concerned.
Instead of trying to avoid the negative connotations of all these labels by switching names all of the time, who don't they smarten up and just reject the negative ideology outright?
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