Ask someone who clings to Drumpf and the GOP about economics, and they’ll more than likely tell you that a free market is the best market, and any sort of regulation on companies amounts to evil SOCIALISM that belongs in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Venezuela.
Problem is, however, that massive corporations in modern America don’t exactly see freedoms going both ways.
Chase Bank is shutting down accounts of people and organizations with controversial political views, according to an undercover investigation by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
O’Keefe’s latest probe found that Chase, without explanation, abruptly closed the account of a political activist that had existed for 15 years in good standing.
Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys activist group and owner of a website that sells provocative political merchandise, spoke to Chase representatives who could not explain why his business account was about to be terminated.
Tarrio recorded the calls and provided them to Project Veritas.
Chase banker Marcel Smith told Tarrio: “I see nothing that indicates any reason why the account should be closed. I don’t see any outstanding transactions or anything ridiculous.”
Smith noted that his bank typically gives its customers a reason for account closures.
“I’ve never seen them not give a response to someone whose account they had closed,” the Chase employee said.
But Project Veritas followed up and spoke with an employee working in Chase Corporate Global Media Relations who acknowledged the bank makes political judgments about its customers.
I personally like to browse the likes of Quora, and one of the more common questions I see on my feed consists of Americans asking affluent Europeans how they put up with the “socialism” that much of the continent practices – note that common programs like college tuition assistance, paid maternity leave, and basic healthcare amounts to Communism in the minds of many Cuckservatives.
My personal answer would be that Europe never truly lost its sense of blood and soil – pozzed though many countries may be. Even the worst Swede, for example, still feels a kinship with those Swedes less fortunate than him, and rarely takes serious offense at having to pay his fair share to aid the rest of society.
To use another example, even in the darkest years of the Weimar Republic, industrialists and non-Jewish business owners still sought to maintain the German Welfare State for those less able to enjoy material comforts – said industrialists also had little issue with the rise of National Socialism once guarantees of private property were made.
Here in America, however, the poison of individualism eventually triumphed over a sense of community and common heritage – Conservatism stamping out the last vestiges of Populism proved to be the final deathblow once it gained traction in areas like the South and Midwest.
Gone were the populist cries for infrastructure improvement and gone was the demand for a Progressive State to take control of those who would use their wealth and power to oppress and exploit those less financially secure than themselves.
In its place appeared a disordered mess of dog-eat-dog Crony Capitalism and corruption that guaranteed success for those who knew the right people, but damned the peasants to misery, debt slavery, and arbitrary decisions on issues ranging from salary to definitions of wrong-think.
What we see today with bank censorship is just one more symptom of a terminally-ill system that will take and take until it hits a wall.