Posted by Tina
Democrat and socialist activists are blatantly engaging in the most biggoted attacks we’ve witnessed since the days of the Jim Crow South. First amendment rights are being attacked and squelched through false labeling, intimidation, and lies. The latest example involves the Southern Poverty Law Center’s inclusion of David Horowitz’s Freedom Center in it’s so-called list of hate groups. Costco’s sponsored Mastercard and Citi Visa cards have allegedly been cutting off donation payments by cardholders to the think tank. Breitbart reports from Mr. Horowitz:
We have been attacked by the left wing hate machine whose goal is to suppress and silence conservative voices. This is the work of a Soros funded Media Matters and Southern Poverty Law Center operation. It’s cynical, calculated and supported by the Democratic Party. The reason Mastercard and Visa gave us for cutting us off and thus sabotaging our online fund-raising operation is that the SPLC told them that we were a hate group. It is wrong to focus on the Tech heads as the culprits because as businessmen they have a vested interest in keeping their platforms politically neutral. They have been threatened by Senator Mark Warner and other Democrats if they don’t censor conservatives. The fact that Mastercard and Visa are now part of this juggernaut indicates how dangerous this has become.
Mastercard did not respond to Breitbart’s request for comment but Visa did:
After the publishing of this story, Visa replied to Breitbart News’ request for comment, denying any involvement in cutting off the Freedom Center from payment processing. In fact, Visa claims to have not been aware of the Freedom Center’s financial blacklisting before this article.
At this point it’s difficult to tell what exactly is going on. Mastercards silence suggests corporate involvement…at Visa it could be a few activists on the payroll.
There have been too many examples of Democrat activist efforts to silence their opponents through devious means on platforms like Facebook and Twitter to say this isn’t a serious threat no matter how it’s happening.
J. Soden, who alerted me to this story, had this to say:
Just got off the phone to Costco’s Citi VISA expressing my extreme disapproval, although I was able to refrain from using unacceptable language. I thought it, though!
Contacting Costco will be next. Suggest others do the same.
Good advice. If we remain silent in the face of such vile oppression we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves when tyrants again take over and fundamentally transform America into a one party socialist nightmare. Yes, that statement is “hyperbolic,” Libby. It’s also fitting given the anti-American behaviors of your party’s activists. Your party’s platforms will demolish the progress we’ve made in creating jobs and raising the hopes and dreams of minority individuals and families: Raise taxes, impose Universal Healthcare, impeach President Trump, lax enforcement or open borders (no wall), $15 min wage or living wage, and the restoration of job killing, economy killing, industry killig regulations!
We can’t sit idly by and let them win this serious battle for power…they don’t support equal justice, freedom, free speech or gun rights…and they will continue to bully and silence any opposing voices.