Oppression Obsession

Banks & Insurers lecture customers on morals

Baseball legend Curt Schilling has claimed that insurance company, AIG, has cancelled his policy over tweets he made about the recent events on the Capitol.

Schilling stated he had a AAA rating and no claims for 17 years.

Aren’t insurance companies supposed to assess risk? Did Schilling have a major endorsement contract with AIG? If so, we’d understand. If not, isn’t he an anonymous customer among millions?

What relevance does an insurance policy have to do with a customer expressing first amendment rights? Has AIG gone through the Twitter accounts of all of its policy holders to check they have not said anything similar to Schilling? If not, would be highly discriminatory, no? Should he sue?

Wasn’t AIG found guilty of entering into sham transactions in order to inflate the reserves and to conceal losses in 2005? Didn’t Schilling, a taxpayer, indirectly bail out AIG post the GFC?

Deutsche Bank has also moved to end its association with Donald Trump. Ironic, that a bank which has been fined repeatedly for unethical behavior such as money laundering thinks it has an opportunity to save its skin by signaling it has repented. Will a flood of customers open accounts as a sign of appreciation? Probably not.

Fascinating that – bank worth 8% of its peak value, is lecturing customers about morals when it has a self-documented history of being a bank for the Third Reich, including the provision of funds to build the Auschwitz extermination camp.

Since when did corporates self-appoint themselves as moral arbiters of their customers individual constitutionally enshrined liberties? Will customer social media profiles now form part of the loan application documents? “Sorry sir, your credit rating is outstanding but the application has been rejected for something you posted when 13 years old.” Got it?

More corporate cowardice masquerading as courage. This is nothing more than companies showing they are going out of their way to make public sacrifices on the altar of the Marxist fringe mobs in the hope they become the last to be cancelled. What a joke.

We never thought it imaginable but today, corporate PR departments have less spine than internal compliance officers.

Should the Coons be Cheesed Off?

More gutless corporate pandering to the mob. We wrote about the plan to change the brand name of ‘Coon‘ cheese last year.

The cheese was named after its American maker, Edward William Coon, 85 years ago.

It has now been changed to ‘Cheer.’

In our view, the marketers should be fired for a lack of creativity. About as useless as the PR team of parent company Saputo.

Why didn’t Saputo write about the origins of Coon on the packet? Seems sensible to educate those woke fringe groups who take umbrage at everything.

Instead, the Saputo CEO gave the all too common cave in to the cancel culture by stating,

Treating people with respect and without discrimination is one of our basic principles and is is imperative that we continue to uphold this in everything we do.”

Hasn’t the food producer disrespected the 31 families bearing that surname in Australia?

Should the Coons be pressured to change their surname to Cheer? What better way to accumulate woke points with the apparatchiks than getting the Coons to renounce their origins. Why not hold a ceremony named Day 1, Year 0 where the families publicly apologize for unconscious racism and beg for forgiveness.

Perhaps Saputo can pay for all the legal costs associated with changing drivers licenses, passports, Medicare and all other manner of documentation so the dairy company can revel in even more vacuous virtue signaling so the PR department can justify having a role.

Down the line, we would love to see the empirical data on how the lives of those the name change is designed to improve have been bettered. Apart from absolutely zero, we imagine the only declining figure experienced will be the revenue line.

Another corporate own goal.

Perhaps Saputo should look at those brands who have stood up to the faux outrage groups – GoyaRed Bull – and won.

Three Cheers for the cowards.

Impeachments vs Pardons

As the Democrats move to impeach Trump for a second time for “incitement of insurrection” we could be mistakenly led to believe that to Pelosi, Schumer & Nadler, every saint has a past and every sinner a future unless they’re Republicans.

The Democrat Party seems to be fond of terrorists, thugs and criminals. A brief, but not exhaustive history.

Back in 1983, Susan Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years after being convicted of a plot to assassinate Republican senators with a pipe bomb outside the US Senate chamber.

Among other things, Rosenberg was suspected of helping Assata Shakur escape from prison in 1979. Shakur assassinated a New Jersey state trooper and now lives in exile in Cuba. She was also involved in bombings and several executions of cops in New Jersey, New York and San Francisco.

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, implored then President Bill Clinton to commute Rosenberg’s 58 year sentence. Clinton pardoned her in January 2001.

Susan Rosenberg is now the vice-chair of the left-wing Thousand Currents group, which handles the administration of the donations made to Black Lives Matter.

One of the BLM founders, Alicia Garza, has repeatedly talked about Assata Shakur as one of her main inspirations. Nice to look at cop killers as mentors.

Remember when Democrats labeled Donna Hylton as one of “America’s most impactful community leaders” in a segment about the Constitution during the 2020 DNC?

Donna Hylton was known as inmate #86G0206 for 27 years. She was convicted of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree murder in the slaying of real estate broker Thomas Vigliarolo along with six other accomplices.

He was brutally tortured – burnt, beaten, starved, testicles squeezed with pliers, a three-foot metal bar up inserted in his anus – and eventually stuffed in a footlocker to decompose. Amazing what lengths one must go to become a community leader. Three feet apparently.

VP-elect Kamala Harris, said that she was “proud of Jacob Blake when she visited him in hospital. At the very least we have to say her messaging is consistent. After all, she backed the Minnesota Freedom Fund which bailed out criminals, some charged with murder, rape and child sexual assault. Jacob Blake’s father is an anti-Semite. It is amazing what makes an “incredible family” in America these days. 

Maybe that is why she could show pride in Jacob Blake, who resisted arrest, fought with police officers (including headlocking one of them), ignored their instructions repeatedly while returning to his car for a weapon. He also was arrested in the past for brandishing a firearm in a bar while drunk, carrying a concealed firearm inside a public building, battery, assault, domestic violence and had an outstanding warrant for sexual assault and trespass.

If the Democrats didn’t have double standards they’d have none at all. Never mind all the Democrats who openly supported rioting, defunding the police and physically attacking anyone in Trump’s cabinet. It’s not the principle but the side that matters.

Just like clockwork, Cuomo thinks costs of lockdown too high

Just like clockwork, Democrats, like NY Gov Andrew Cuomo, have finally seen the light that the cost of lockdowns is too high. That the cure is way more costly than virus.

Now that Biden is assured to take his seat in the Oval Office, let’s see how quickly corona leaves the front pages of the mainstream media as deaths plummet (probably by virtue of a tweak in the manner of recording by the CDC). His administration will get a big fat tick of approval and don’t be surprised to see a plethora of puff pieces which show the rebound in economic activity among Democrat-controlled states thanks to President Biden’s superior stewardship. Who knew!?

Never mind that the left targeted Republican-controlled states which saw the necessity of keeping people employed and rarely told businesses whether they were essential or not. Never mind that Republican-controlled states tended to have lower relative and absolute COVID19 death tolls despite not locking down.

Perhaps Cuomo chips will be a thing of the past and he will finally be able to lure all those rich folk that make up 50% of the tax base back from Connecticut. Best he start working on his culinary skills and making sure he buys the well heeled those drinks he promised to buy with the taxes they previously paid.

Maybe Cuomo should seek to get Hollywood actors to chip in? After all they bent over backwards to make public videos to celebrate his cringeworthy Emmy award.

However will the United Van Lines survey which showed most people left Democrat-controlled states in 2020 to Republican-controlled ones.

The Great Uniter in Chief compares Republicans to Nazis

You know the path to political harmony in America is often paved with trip wires and land mines.

While the media continue to hail Biden as the mature candidate who will unite a divided country we thought it a bit odd for him to accuse the opposition of employing tactics used by Goebbels and the Nazi propaganda machine.

It was bad enough that Biden threw the Capitol Police – who have protected him for 47 years implying they were a bunch of gun-toting racists with a blood lust against blacks – under the bus.

Fear not, newly elected Congresswoman Cori Bush ( D-MO), a self-proclaimed BLM activist, has vowed to introduce her first bill to remove those who questioned the election result. She tweeted,

“I just introduced H.Res. 25.

It would, under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, investigate and expel the GOP members of Congress who attempted to overturn the election and incited a white supremacist attack.

Call your rep to sign on. We can’t have unity without accountability.”

So a Marxist is suggesting democratically elected officials are worthy of expulsion for apparently inciting a white supremacist attack. Note the language – “investigate and expel.” Will a fair process occur or will they be labeled guilty until proven innocent?

Should all the Democrats that tried to prevent the result of the 2016 election being carried be liable for sedition too?

So should we conclude that every time a conservative white person lawfully and peacefully protests that they automatically be deemed ‘white supremacists’?

Be careful woke white liberals. You might think you’re on the right side of history, but you’re next. They might wish to reflect on the San Diego School District which will force white teachers to undergo white privilege training.

They will be compelled to acknowledge they are on stolen land and that they will experience “guilt, anger, apathy, [and] closed-mindedness” because of their “white fragility.

White teachers will be told “you are racist” and “you are upholding racist ideas, structures, and policies.

So even if you are the most tolerant white liberal in the world, you’re fair game. You’re racist but you just don’t know it. Got it?

Cori Bush’s Op-Ed in WaPo is laced with all the identity politics one could expect, including her dismay at the rough treatment by the police despite her admission to damaging/defacing public property. Aren’t laws supposed to be applied fairly?

Can Bush also explain why the minority vote for Trump went up in absolute and relative terms? A bit odd that they’d vote for someone dripping in white supremacy?

After disparaging the US Capitol Police in her article, Bush should demand her own taxpayer funded private security detail because, by her own conclusions, they can’t be trusted.

With politicians like these filling the ranks of the Democrats, just write off any hope that there is any intention to unite the country. The next 4 years will look a lot more like revenge than reconciliation.

Be careful where you step…

Stuff your outrage Libs

MRCTV’s Britt Hughes highlights the left’s outrage over the storming of Capitol Hill. Never mind the celebratory mood they’ve shown for the last 3 years over violence perpetrated by their own.

Didn’t Biden say he wanted to heal the nation?

Actions speak louder than words. Surely President-elect Joe Biden could have chosen to be less divisive. Hardly the words of someone who has promised to heal the nation and “build back better.

Then again Biden served under the most divisive president in American history.

Why hasn’t Twitter issued a fact check against Biden’s tweet?

Apart from the reality that many BLM protestors have included scores of woke white liberals, Biden is effectively disparaging the Capitol Police & National Guard as a bunch of trigger happy white supremacists who would have gone out of their way to open fire and massacre the perpetrators for sport had they been black. What a disgrace.

For the avoidance of doubt:

41% of the Capitol Police are non-white. 54% of the civilian staff of the USCP are non-white. They are big on diversity too.

America’s cultural revolution and the long march back to equality

Within 48 hours of the confirmation of the electoral votes, unelected tech giants displayed once again how they can dictate terms to the democratically elected leader of the free world and his followers.

The First Amendment might as well have been written in invisible ink.

Now other platforms are following suit, laying the groundwork to ensure directly/indirectly there will be little effort to help unite the country by restricting/cancelling access to conservative sites.

Who is inciting who exactly?

Three quotes to reflect on before we begin:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again,”

and

History is written by victors.

The left is in raptures over Trump’s expulsion from Twitter. Of course they have no issues with cancelling those who don’t share their ideological views. Yet if you question their rights to free speech, hell hath no fury. After all everything that parses their fingertips is good, clean and wholesome. If you say otherwise you’ll be cancelled. Got it?

Yes, the argument will be made that privately run social media companies have the right to police those who may damage site integrity and promote the collective safety of subscribers. Have they been asleep at the wheel for the last 4 years? Even terrorists have been allowed to tweet without sanction.

The problem is that the unelected and unqualified overseers making those determinations to suspend others have shown time and time again they back the side not the principle. OJ Simpson on justice anyone?

A great example is Twitter’s Head of Site Integrity, Yoel Roth (@yoyoel), an avid anti-Trumper. Several days after the 2016 election he proudly tweeted, “I’m just saying, we fly over those states that voted for a racist tangerine for a reason.” We should sleep soundly at night that he also referred to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as “a personality-free bag of farts.” Surely there is no risk of conservative bias with the integrity team at Twitter…sleep soundly!

Black conservative Candace Owens proved just how biased Twitter is when she was suspended for replacing the word ‘white’ with ‘black’ and ‘Jewish.’ She proved the point with respect to the incendiary tweets made by the NYT’s then latest recruit, Sarah Jeong. Never let racism get in the way of the decision making process!

Facebook recently threatened to de-platform conservative comedian JP Sears for satire.

Now, Google has decided to remove conservative forum, Parler, from its Android store presumably just because Trump has endorsed it. So will every single thing that he has supported be shutdown or targeted? Watch out Goya!

Will Apple join the cultural revolution? Are all Parler users foaming at the mouth Trump cultists? Or do some simply like to entertain a wider spectrum of opinions?

Is this merely targeted anti-competitive behaviour? A secondary boycott? Has Parler actually committed any crime? Has Google been unethically marshaling the content and traffic of another private company to form the determination that it needs to be publicly sacrificed? Would it help to appoint a Google overseer to sit on the board of Parler, like Chinese corporates are now forced to accommodate? Will Rumble be the next conservative site to be axed from Android?

Can’t the free market determine whether Parler has a right to exist rather than a select few politburo officials from Google?

We can be sure that if Parler wasn’t experiencing the explosive growth it has had to date, Google would not have seen a need to expunge the threat. Alas too many wanted to seek an alternative platform to exchange ideas. It’s day one, year zero. Black is white. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Got it?

One has to question the legal basis for allowing a hateful and venomous platform like Twitter to function on Google Android but an upstart alternative – which couldn’t hold a flame to the incumbent – needs to be taken out?

Is this the type of healing we’ve been promised by the incoming administration? Restore unity by sitting idly by and allowing the media to silence those that disagree with them?

What better way for Biden to stamp his leadership credentials on uniting a fractured nation than stating how important the 1st Amendment is for all Americans.

But why bother? The tech giants are firmly on his side. After the last 4 years, it is high time to make sure that a monster of their own creation never upsets the political apple cart ever again. We await the glowing support of the climate change agenda, Paris, WHO, discrimination-driven racial equity and the benefits of allowing a path to citizenship or 11 million illegal immigrants.

It does not matter that Trump recently tweeted a video to his followers to go home peacefully and respect law and order. That was deemed incendiary and subsequently blocked. Don’t believe your lying eyes because we will be told what we can and can’t consume. Obviously we aren’t capable of thinking for ourselves.

Clearly to Jack Dorsey’s mob, it was imperative to prevent any sensible commentary by Trump from seeing the light of day. We wouldn’t want anything to challenge the narrative. The tech giant had to ensure that he was portrayed in the worst possible light before cancellation. No right of reply. Voltaire would be rolling in his grave.

We don’t deny Trump has said many silly things over his term but compared to some of the bile that has never faced sanction, it is laughable.

We fear that such moves will only fan the flames of division.

It seems these platforms want to proactively create an atmosphere that allows for the incoming administration to clamp down even harder on supposed enemies of the state. What better way than to douse their opponents in high octane fuel while carelessly playing with matches?

We are always amazed that more haven’t seen the TED talk by a black musician, Daryl Davis, who befriended the KKK by simply ‘listening‘ to them. That was all it took to get so many to hand in their robes.

Note the word “listen.”

Sadly, social media platforms have long drowned out reasoned debate well before the commissars found the need to jail dissidents with sanctimonious edicts.

This is a dangerous precedent being set. By muzzling a country that is built on a constitution that enshrines free speech, it is playing with fire. We ain’t seen nothing yet. America will be decisively cut in two.

In closing we’ve long argued that Trump pulled the scab off the festering wound of deep seated division. He was the catalyst. Not the cause. With the incoming administration, failure to address the growing power of big tech will lead to more people taking the law into their own hands.

We don’t condone unlawful behaviour but will be the least bit surprised if those who feel the most marginalized think they’ve nothing to lose.

If we thought 2020 was a horrible year, 2021 could well destroy that myth but thanks to social media you’ll only be able to view the world through the rose tinted glasses of willfully dishonest propagandists.

The social media giants will do well to remember that “before setting out on revenge, first dig two graves.”

JP Sears on the storming of the Capitol

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. JP Sears takes apart the media narrative on the storming of the Capitol with sarcasm.

When CNN doesn’t research its own gotcha question

So refreshing to see Florida Gov Ron DeSantis push back on CNN. The network doesn’t appear to have any real journalists. Only activists.

It is fun to see DeSantis call out the network for not investigating its own intended “gotcha” question. Funny how some on Twitter turned his take down – based on the victim’s lack of preparation – as a misogynistic attack.