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Corporate Political Correctness By Chris Knight

     This is part of a disturbing trend, which we saw in Australia with the same sex marriage campaign, where the corporates threw their weight around to squash opposition. It’s a trend in the US as well, and we are going to see much more of it, in the final stages of the decline and fall:

“Citi group, the fourth-largest bank in the United States, has announced it will no longer do business with clients that do not meet a host of progressive gun control requirements, none of which are mandated by federal law. In a blog post, Citi group announced: Under this new policy, we will require new retail sector clients or partners to adhere to these best practices: (1) they don’t sell firearms to someone who hasn’t passed a background check, (2) they restrict the sale of firearms for individuals under 21 years of age, and (3) they don’t sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines. This policy will apply across the firm, including to small business, commercial and institutional clients, as well as credit card partners, whether co-brand or private label.

It doesn’t impact the ability of consumers to use their Citi cards at merchants of their choice. Bans on bump stocks and high-capacity magazines have been a key demand of progressive gun control advocates. But whereas the usual method of activism has been to lobby representatives for change via the democratic process, Citi group is now imposing the change unilaterally — without asking their clients or customers. Citi promised to “respect the decision” of clients that chose not to follow their guidelines, and “work with them to transition their business away from Citi.”

     We are already seeing the social media moving on gun banning:

     More disturbing is the way the social media have collected information and profiles on people, with the information they foolishly fed into the system: 

     Where will this lead to? To corporations using their influence to basically force gun banning, and punish anything they do not like. In the same sex campaign, there was no equality of debate, and the trend has been set by the elites on all issues now. Will ordinary folk, Fred and Rita, wake up in time? And, will they do anything? Of course, they are just warming up, being a little slow on the up-take. Don’t worry, we are not voices in the wilderness, blown away by the howling winds of chaotic modernity. We must be getting somewhere with this exhausting work.



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