“Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence. Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause,” a Shopify spokesperson said in a written statement sent to TechCrunch. “As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump.”
The Wall Street Journal first reported this move, which marked a significant change for the company. In a prior occasion, the company defended individuals’ rights to use the platform and separated itself from other companies that engaged in acts of censorship. CEO Tobias Lütke uniquely positioned Shopify as a pro-free speech company and wrote a letter in 2017 (that is currently deleted) in which he stated that “commerce is a powerful, underestimated form of expression.”
However, the company’s pro-free speech profile changed in 2018 after it decided to kick off several right-wing organizations from its platform. These included stores connected to the Proud Boys, who have been present demonstrating out on the streets in support of Trump over the last few months.
With the consolidation of the woke state, companies and government agencies will be working in synergy to destroy any form of meaningful opposition on the Right. Trump’s stores are only just the beginning. With Biden being installed as president, such action will likely be going into overdrive.
Woke corporations will give the political establishment a privatized arm of behavior enforcement, while also letting culturally leftist ideas permeate through all corners of society. America may be on the cusp of a dangerous transformation that will forever change the nature of the country’s politics.
The time to fight back is now.
Pete Buttigieg: Keystone XL Pipeline Workers Need to Get Different Jobs
What new jobs, exactly?
Imagine being told to ‘learn to code-‘ in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and an economic recession.
Biden’s Department of Transportation nominee, Pete Buttigieg, did almost exactly that in Senate confirmation proceedings on Thursday, flatly stating that union workers employed in the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline need to get different jobs. President Biden terminated construction approval for the pipeline on his first day in office.
Senator Ted Cruz questioned Buttigieg about the administration’s plans for workers promptly swept out of a job.
“The answer is that we’re very eager to see those workers continue to be employed in good paying union jobs, even if they might be different ones.”
Liberal assertions that unionized, well-paying, blue collar jobs can be easily and swiftly replaced with employment in the alternative energy industry don’t tend to pan out. California’s government has struggled to deliver the so-called “green” jobs the state’s leaders promised upon implementing new fossil fuel regulations and restrictions, further eroding the state’s middle class. California stopped counting the creation of “green” jobs in 2013, with many suspecting that the state was inflating the total.
Biden’s crackdown on the fossil fuel industry comes as many who rely on face economic insecurity and damaged prospects as a result of the recession. Trucking industry experts expect President Biden to crush small trucking companies, with an impending spike in fuel prices harming truckers that work as independent contractors.
Expect much of the neoliberal “learn to code” callousness throughout the next four years. It’s easy to imagine simply making a bureaucrat-imposed career change when you’re connected to the levers of power of the Washington D.C. establishment.
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