These Deplatform Shoes Have Walked into the Real World

 

Former baseball player and conservative commentator Curt Schilling tweeted that his insurance provider, AIG, has dropped him because of his social media profile.

Now, Curt will probably be fine, he’s a famous and wealthy man, I am sure he’ll be able to replace his insurance provider fairly quickly. But what would happen to any of us? To the Bodega owner who’s barely scraping by.

Not being a Twitter user, I found this link via Zerohedge, also an article by Paul Joseph Watson.

The economic calamity that can befall the world, if political segregation is enforced so strictly. As far as I know, Curt Schilling isnt a radical alt-right maniac, but a rather reasonable centrist mainstream conservative commentator.

So what was wrong with Amazon killing Parlor? Large corporations now feel free to enforce their politics on to their customers. That’s whats wrong.

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  1. JoelB Member
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    Would you trust a man who calls himself President-Elect? No not him, I mean Schilling. :-)

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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    The Parlor V Amazon lawsuit:

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  3. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    All that and AIG didn’t even say “Thank You” for the tax-payer-financed bailout. The Oligarchs distract us with Wokeness and impeachments while they vacuum up the nations wealth.

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  4. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
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    Unrelated, but…

    Curt Schilling was one year behind me at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix. #GoMatadors!

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  5. Aaron Miller Member
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    On Tucker Carlson’s show, a writer for The Federalist pointed out that various calls for violence — sometimes in the form of hashtags (not just single messages) — are tolerated on Twitter. Everything the left accuses Parler of tolerating can be found on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. 

    This article by Joy Pullmann at The Federalist provides other examples of corporate exclusion from recent days. 

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  6. Joker Member
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    I guess the reason has something to do with inciting domestic terrorism. Serious charge. So is there some pending indictment against Curt Shilling? We have a system of justice that determines guilt, and until that system has played out, I don’t see how AIG gets to stop insuring the man.

    I still haven’t seen any official numbers on how many jackassess broke into the Capitol last week. Pretty sure the protesters were there to object to the election shenanigans. I have no idea how organized domestic terrorism gets connected to the Capitol incursion. If that was the point of the larger protest, the building would have been standing room only. I didn’t see any white supremacist contingent among the protesters, but somehow that got thrown in as well. That’s just a liberal fantasy.

    But, just like most conservatives, I was a few states away from that, and condemn what happened. I have yet to see anyone endorse the attack. Painting us all with that brush is a deliberate lie.

    Our strength is in our numbers. Voting with our dollars is our best bullhorn. If you have AIG insurance, promise not to renew. If your employer insures through AIG, let them know that AIG’s policies toward Trump supporters are unfounded, are meant to suppress free speech and that there’s just not enough “American” in American International Group.

    I’m not big on boycotts, but with so many avenues to express ourselves being cancelled unjustly by the virtue signaling McCarthy – ites, the time has come.

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  7. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    I suspect woke capitalism is going to try to shape the public

    you can see it in how some banks are not allowing financing to Gun Manufacturers

    The Biden admin is going to push for more of this esp in regards to Climate Change

     

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  8. Instugator Thatcher
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):
    I suspect woke capitalism is going to try to shape the public

    Woke capitalism isn’t.

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  9. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    More motions on the Parlor lawsuits:

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