Help Wanted: Democrats need not apply…

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Help Wanted: Democrats need not apply…

What if big companies deny you job opportunities because they disagreed with your opinion? You don’t have to imagine, here’s a quote.

“Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Biden’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie.” Lane included Biden White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Kamala Harris, and Hunter Biden in his blacklist of Biden “fabulists,” in addition to Covid advisor to the president Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel.”

If you are a Democrat, no doubt that quote is outrageous you and compels you to vent your vitriol on social media in demand of Forbes’ cancellation. Why should any company disqualify applicants based solely on their political affiliation? Well, rest easy, I misquoted Forbes. All of this was said about President Trump and his network. So, is that okay? Read the real quote here.

Identity Privilege Trumps White Privilege

Identity politics is a staple in our country. While it may be well-meaning, it often does not result in overall unity of the nation. Case in point, when plans to help small business affected by Covid, President-Elect Joe Biden said this.

“Our focus will be on small businesses on Main Street that aren’t wealthy and well-connected, that are facing real economic hardships through no fault of their own. Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American-owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild.”

Here are some reactions…

For someone “preaching” unity and “we are all Americans”, this is a disingenuous message. Priority should be for ALL american owned small business. No qualifiers or exceptions.

— Craig Forrest (@Javajaded) January 10, 2021

As an Hispanic I say NO! Need is need regardless of identity. It’s quite possible a white male in poverty is in more need than me, a middle class Hispanic woman. You’re going to tear us apart with this. Please, stop.

— Adele (@MadriverMind) January 11, 2021

This is discriminatory. I’m Asian. I don’t want any preferential treatment. I want freedom to choose for everybody!

— Thomas (@TEE_____) January 11, 2021

In response to this sentiment, I would see variations of this theme.

A popular rebuttal to this argument was made by the great Thomas Sowell. In his article, “The Equality Racket,” he said this.

Many in the media and among the intelligentsia are all too ready to go along, in the name of seeking equality. But equality of what?

Equality before the law is a fundamental value in a decent society. But equality of treatment in no way guarantees equality of outcomes.

On the contrary, equality of treatment makes equality of outcomes unlikely, since virtually nobody is equal to somebody else in the whole range of skills and capabilities required in real life. When it comes to performance, the same man may not even be equal to himself on different days, much less at different periods of his life.

More counter-arguments from Thomas Sowell (of which I am a fan) worth reviewing can be found below.

Everything in the USA is not about color.

Left-Leaning Big Tech is slowly imploding.

Gab CEO Andrew Torba revealed that Big Tech insiders are seeking employment with the free speech platform, sickened by Silicon Valley’s monopoly and authoritarian practices.

I cannot tell you how many people… If you only knew what was inside my inbox right now. There are so many people- including senior level inside of Silicon Valley firms who are reaching out to me looking for a job right now. And I’m hearing chatter from inside of these companies from some of my sources that it’s an internal civil war.

And is authoritarian a fair assertion? Some people think so.

God bless Poland. May they inspire us.

In Poland, an initiative announced in late December could see social media companies fined roughly two million dollars if they remove content or block an account if the content does not break Polish law.

“In the event of removal or blockage, a complaint can be sent to the platform, which will have 24 hours to consider it. Within 48 hours of the decision, the user will be able to file a petition to the court for the return of access. The court will consider complaints within seven days of receipt,” Poland In reported.

Read more about this here. I would welcome something like this instead of Section 230.

So, what’s been the effect of Trump censorship so far?

The jury is still out on the effect of all the Trump censorship but, so far…

Despite Twitter’s permanent suspension of President Trump and the mainstream media’s efforts to smear him as responsible for Capitol violence, his approval ratings have remained unchanged.

Conversely, Twitter loses $5 billion in market value after Trump is permanently barred from the platform. Amazon lost $36 billion in market value as the DOW plummeted 758 points. And, of course, there is the whole end of democracy thing.

All that I’m saying is give peace a chance…

I’m a big fan of the Breaking Bad series and universe. Although this quote from Bryan Cranston is not related to that franchise, it has made me a bigger fan of him. Check out this quote from CBN News.

The 64-year-old actor asked: “Where does forgiveness live in our society? Where can we accept someone’s behavior if they are contrite, if they are apologetic and take responsibility?”

Cranston said society would be better if, when someone does wrong and owns up to it, they are “welcomed back in as opposed to creating more fences.”

“I think we need to take a second look at that, exhale, and realize that asking forgiveness and receiving forgiveness are not weaknesses,” he said, “but are human strengths.”

Well said Mr. White. Well said.

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