Airbnb has released a statement on its cancellation of reservations by people who are coming to attend the #UniteTheRight rally in Charlottesville:
“This Saturday, Virginia’s Lee Park is slated to be the meeting place of the Unite The Right rally, a much-publicized gathering of far-right personalities and their sycophants. With less than a week to go, Airbnb has taken active measures to delete the accounts of some members the company believes to be staying in Charlottesville for the rally—making lodging for planned attendees like members of the National Socialist Movement that much more difficult. …
In 2016 we established the Airbnb Community Commitment reflecting our belief that to make good on our mission of belonging, those who are members of the Airbnb community accept people regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age. We asked all members of the Airbnb to affirmatively sign on to this commitment. When through our background check processes or from input of our community we identify and determine that there are those who would be pursuing behavior on the platform that would be antithetical to the Airbnb Community Commitment, we seek to take appropriate action including, as in this case, removing them from the platform. …”
Do you see what is happening here?
The Left has a bigger agenda than tearing down Confederate monuments in Charlottesville and elsewhere in the South. They believe that no one else has the right to speak in the public square or hold events which conflict with their values. They believe that bars, restaurants, hotels and insurance companies should discriminate against their customers for political reasons. They believe Donald Trump is an illegitimate president who should be impeached and removed from audience.
SURJ Charlottesville believes it has the right to form a mob, swarm, surround and attack people for political reasons who are minding their own business while eating at restaurants. SJWs also think you should be blacklisted, censored on social media platforms, banned from crowdfunding services and suffer employment discrimination. They also debate the ethics of “punching Nazis,” redefining free speech as violence and censoring rightwing speakers on college campuses.
Step back and look at the big picture: the Left is asserting that political correctness is a new orthodoxy and must be imposed on public spaces. Everyone else must conform to their faith or suffer the consequences. The “Deplorables” caste is composed of -ists and -phobes who refuse to recognize their authority. Those people are evil haters and should be stripped of their civil rights and constitutional rights.
— Jeff Giesea (@jeffgiesea) August 5, 2017
The Left now believes that all their old slogans like “non-discrimination, “non-violence,” “tolerance,” “free speech,””civil rights” and “equal rights … those things only belong to them now. The so-called “civil rights organizations” spend most of their time these days engaging in blacklisting, no-platforming, encouraging job discrimination and getting events and hotel reservations cancelled. Ironically, they have changed places with their old segregationist foes and have come to embrace their tactics.
Back in the 1960s, “civil rights activists” argued for opening up public accommodations to everyone. Today, *woke progressives* argue for just the opposite and high five AirBnb when it engages in housing discrimination. They cheer on violence, censorship, intolerance, blacklisting (which they used to call McCarthyism) and riot over free speech and freedom of assembly. They demand that Christian bakers and florists cater to gay weddings though. That’s “civil rights” now.
This isn’t just a problem for the Alt-Right. Antifas rioted over MILO, Charles Murray and Jordan Peterson. Over 70% of Democrats believe that Donald Trump is a racist. They believe that the Alt-Lite, Patriots, Southern heritage activists and Trump supporters are also “racists.” In the UK and Germany, ordinary people are already being prosecuted for crimes like “hate speech” They don’t have the freedom to speak their minds because their rights have already been stripped away.
Charlottesville is the canary in the coal mine. If we don’t start standing up and asserting our identity and our rights, these things will be taken away from us.