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September 15, 2019

Importing Chinese Consumer Goods Is One Thing...Importing Their Authoritarian "Social Credit System" Is Something Entirely Different

It's actually too late, as we have seen over the past several years. Curiously, debits seem to fall primarily in the conservative thoughts and behaviors column. Funny, that...

The Invisible Shackles of America's Social Credit System

There are hundreds of examples that have been prominently discussed in the right-of-center world. The Oberlin College vs. Gibson's Bakery is a excellent example with a happy ending, but far too many of these censorious events slip past the media and become embedded in the default behaviors of regular folk.

And it's censorship, plain and simple. And yes, I know what censorship really is, but when the internet police, with their monopoly on most communication decide to censor, it is indistinguishable from government action. And when banks (with government licenses!) limit speech and behavior and commerce to leftist-approved businesses, how does it differ from government's jack-booted thugs shutting down a legal business?

Social media platforms are the modern “town square,” a place where everyone comes to discover and share information and weigh-in with opinions. Everyone, regardless of their politics, class, or creed, should have access to this marketplace of ideas.
As much as the idea of defining internet and social media access as a civil right makes me queasy, it may be the only way around the pinch-faced scolds of Silicon Valley. Access to the banking system is less problematic, but never forget the law of unintended consequences: it will always bite you in the ass!

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