Progressives Find New Ways To Discriminate Against Conservatives

  
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By:   Derek Hunter

Progressives Find New Ways To Discriminate Against Conservatives
It’s important to mention that these bad banking practices are currently illegal under the official OCC policy which states, “The Agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form.” But left-wing activists aren’t about to let the law or decency stand in the way of their agenda. They’re working hard to circumvent any regulation or law in their way to implement OCP-like punishments to impose their will throughout the economy, particularly in rural communities where the...

Progressives seem to never run out of ways to bully and discriminate against conservatives.  They try to use government and banks to destroy rural and conservative businesses and industries they don’t like.  It’s against the law to discriminate in such a manner but when it comes to progressives causing economic harm to conservatives, the law is something to be ignored Antifa style.  


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Imagine starting a business, risking everything and deciding to give it a go on your own. That entrepreneurial spirit is what sets the United States apart from most of the rest of the world; the American Spirit. Now imagine, after all that hard work and risk, some leftist decides they don’t like you or what you’re doing and sets out to ruin what you’ve built, to destroy you. 

It happens all the time, actually. The “cancel culture,” as it’s called, is just one of many tools in the progressive arsenal. And while stories like the attempted destruction of Gibson’s Bakery by radical Oberlin College students and administrators made national news after the Gibson family was awarded $44 million from the school, most stories don’t get that much attention. They simply don’t help the liberal narrative, so they’re ignored.

While protests and attempted boycotts get brainwashed drones to activate on social media (and the “news” stories driven by them), the left is employing other tactics to wipe out businesses they deem unacceptable, and those tactics don’t garner any attention at all. 

One of the worst and most dangerous was an Obama administration initiative by the Justice Department to target firearms manufacturers called Operation Choke Point (OCP). The DOJ didn’t go directly after manufacturers, they applied pressure on banks doing business with them. Under the guise of being concerned with fraud and money laundering, Obama officials let it be known that banks doing business with legitimate companies engaging in legal commerce would face extra regulatory attention and harassment for doing so. 

The Trump administration put an end to it in 2017. But progressive activists, with the encouragement and help of elected Democrats, have picked up where it left off.

Activists are pressuring banks to refuse business from the aforementioned industries as well as oil and gas companies, companies that do business with Israel, conservative-owned businesses, anything deemed insufficiently “woke” by the liberal mob.

And banks are starting to cave. 

There’s a slight problem for the left, however; banks aren’t allowed to discriminate against legal industries. This was the central theme at a recent House Financial Services Committee hearing which sought to determine if the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is undermining the effectiveness of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which protects low- and moderate-income communities’ ability to secure loans.

In a letter to regulators before the hearing, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and his Republican colleagues  warned , “We reject the notion that the New York values of a handful of banking executives and asset managers can hold our constituents hostage and force them to sacrifice their beliefs.”

Their GOP counterparts in the House further drove the concern home by explicitly pointing out the renaissance of OCP throughout the country. Unfortunately, OCC’s Comptroller’s response was weak, to say the least. “We believe the banking industry should serve all legal businesses in America. However, we do leave that up to the boards and management of those financial institutions to make those decisions,” Comptroller Joseph Otting said.

It’s important to mention that these bad banking practices are currently illegal under the official OCC policy which states, “The Agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form.” 

But left-wing activists aren’t about to let the law or decency stand in the way of their agenda. They’re working hard to circumvent any regulation or law in their way to implement OCP-like punishments to impose their will throughout the economy, particularly in rural communities where the “disfavored” businesses tend to thrive.

Democrat-controlled cities across the country are already moving to block contracts with any company that is involved with immigration enforcement, for example. Congresswoman  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheered the decision by Bank of America  to stop doing business with private companies running prisons and illegal alien detention centers. 

If they can’t win at the ballot box, the party that loves to chant “this is what democracy looks like” will use any anti-democratic tactic they can to impose their will.    

The OCC wields enormous power over the banking industry. It’s time for them to use it to ensure American companies are free to engage in legal commerce and to not be discriminated against because the fascist “woke mob” is upset that they exist. 

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast ( subscribe! ), host of a daily radio show on  WCBM in Maryland , and author of the book,  Outrage, INC. , which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses.  Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter .




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Donald J. Trump fan 1
1  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1    one week ago

But left-wing activists aren’t about to let the law or decency stand in the way of their agenda. They’re working hard to circumvent any regulation or law in their way to implement OCP-like punishments to impose their will throughout the economy, particularly in rural communities where the “disfavored” businesses tend to thrive.

Democrat-controlled cities across the country are already moving to block contracts with any company that is involved with immigration enforcement, for example. Congresswoman   Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cheered the decision by Bank of America   to stop doing business with private companies running prisons and illegal alien detention centers. 

If they can’t win at the ballot box, the party that loves to chant “this is what democracy looks like” will use any anti-democratic tactic they can to impose their will.    

The OCC wields enormous power over the banking industry. It’s time for them to use it to ensure American companies are free to engage in legal commerce and to not be discriminated against because the fascist “woke mob” is upset that they exist.  https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/49458/progressives-find-new-ways-to-discriminate-against-conservatives

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    one week ago

WTF ever.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one week ago

Do you think it is discrimination for a baker to refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding?

Do you think it is discrimination for banks to refuse business from legal activity-businesses?

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
2.2  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one week ago

Such an enlightened comment typical on the left.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
3  Gordy327    one week ago

"Progressives find new ways to discriminate against conservatives?" Or maybe it's more like "conservatives find new ways to whine about nothing!"

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Gordy327 @3    one week ago
"Progressives find new ways to discriminate against conservatives?" Or maybe it's more like "conservatives find new ways to whine about nothing!"

When a legitimate business operating within the law is refused service at a bank just because of the nature of the business, is that a form of discrimination?

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.1.1  Gordy327  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    one week ago
When a legitimate business operating within the law is refused service at a bank just because of the nature of the business, is that a form of discrimination?

Out of curiosity, what exactly is the nature of that "business?"

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.1.2  It Is ME  replied to  Gordy327 @3.1.1    one week ago
Out of curiosity, what exactly is the nature of that "business?"

Not "Terrorism" for sure. 

Are you jrSmiley_89_smiley_image.gif now ?

I guess "Funding Government" to do the jobs those "Big Nasty Corporate Banks" won't fund now ..... is better. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
3.1.3  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Gordy327 @3.1.1    one week ago

What difference does it make?  If it’s legal and complies with federal, state, and local laws?  

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.1.4  Gordy327  replied to  It Is ME @3.1.2    one week ago
Not "Terrorism" for sure. 

Well that's good. But I asked what it is, not what it is not.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
3.2  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Gordy327 @3    one week ago

It’s a heck of a lot more than nothing.  It is illegal business practices that we are talking about here.  On another front of the progressives war on conservatives and our values, the AG of Texas is taking California to  the US Supreme Court over the travel ban and interstate cooperation issues.  You go Texas!  Whip some liberal Californication butt.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.2.1  Gordy327  replied to  Donald J. Trump fan 1 @3.2    one week ago
It is illegal business practices that we are talking about here.

Kind of like bakers and florists who refuse service to gays, eh?

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
3.2.2  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  Gordy327 @3.2.1    one week ago

They have free exercise and religious Liberty conscience clause exemptions to having to do that against their beliefs.

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.2.3  Gordy327  replied to  Donald J. Trump fan 1 @3.2.2    one week ago
They have free exercise and religious Liberty conscience clause exemptions to having to do that against their beliefs.

What a convenient excuse to discriminate and/or be bigots. Seems like anyone can make anything up and use "religious liberty" or "conscious" as an excuse. Operating a business is not a religious practice nor a right. And religion cannot be used as justification to violate established laws, including business laws. The SCOTUS was quite clear on that too many years ago.

 
 
 
MUVA
3.2.4  MUVA  replied to  Gordy327 @3.2.3    one week ago

And when a business owner kicks anti abortion activists out of his coffee shop how do feel?I think both are wrong.

 
 
 
Gordy327
3.2.5  Gordy327  replied to  MUVA @3.2.4    one week ago
And when a business owner kicks anti abortion activists out of his coffee shop how do feel?I think both are wrong.

Yep, that is wrong. Operating a business according to a religious or political model/ideology seems to be a poor business model or practice in general.

 
 
 
pat wilson
4  pat wilson    one week ago

From the seeded article:

It’s important to mention that these bad banking practices are currently illegal under the official OCC policy which states, “The Agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form.” 

Anyway, no worries. trump will soon have the OCC in his pocket. They'll join the DoJ and the AG. One big corrupt, happy family.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
4.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  pat wilson @4    one week ago

So you think that following federal law and properly enforcing it is being in Trumps pocket?  Interesting...

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Donald J. Trump fan 1 @4.1    one week ago
So you think that following federal law and properly enforcing it is being in Trumps pocket?  

Where did I say anything remotely like that ?

following federal law and properly enforcing it

That should be all of our citizens' desire.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump fan 1
4.1.2  seeder  Donald J. Trump fan 1  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.1    one week ago

If they follow federal law they will prevent banks from discriminating against conservatives and certain industries.  

 
 
 
Nerm_L
5  Nerm_L    one week ago

Maybe gifting the economy to the financial sector wasn't such a good idea.  Acolytes of Reagan (don't forget Clinton, either) cheered the mega mergers and consolidation of economic power because 'greed is good'.  Wasn't survival of the fittest a guiding principle?  All that consolidated economic power allowed vulture capitalists to satisfy a gluttony that can't be satisfied.

So, now all that concentrated, consolidated economic power is being leveraged by 'progressives'.  Too bad, so sad.  It was only a matter of time before liberals learned to play Reagan's game for their own purposes.  Accumulating power is a wonderful thing; if you can keep it.  

 
 
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