New Piece on The American Spectator

Check out my piece about Yelp’s new “racist business” initiative on The American Spectator:

As if woke capital hasn’t made life in America dangerous enough for those slightly to the left of center, popular internet review website Yelp has taken it upon itself to allow users to report “racist behavior” on the part of a business. Called the Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert, Yelp’s own blog states that the process begins with a milder Public Attention Alert “to inform consumers if someone associated with the business was accused of, or the target of, racist behavior.” It only gets escalated to a BARBA (my term) when there is “resounding evidence” of “egregious, racist actions from a business owner of employee.” Such behavior includes overtly racist slurs or symbols.” Don’t fret, though: the alert “will always link to a news article from a credible media outlet so users can learn more.” Of course, to date there has been no definition of “racist,” “resounding evidence,” “egregious, racist actions,” or “credible media outlet.”

The cynic in me presumes that, like most tech platform terms of use, these are kept vague to allow those imposing them to punish their enemies and reward their friends. Unfortunately, the cynic in me is usually right.

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10 comments

  1. Stepping back, I don’t think the people who push this stuff really care what happens. A court might end this x years down the line, but in the meantime:

    ✓ More lawfare.

    ✓ Decrease in social trust and cohesion.

    ✓ Another disproportionate compliance “cost” on small businesses and owner-operator franchises. By that I mean dealing with the inevitable abuse from competitors, false accusations, etc.

    “will always link to a news article from a credible media outlet so users can learn more.”

    It’s worth noting how the DOJ/FBI conspirators obtained warrants to spy on the Trump campaign in 2016: leak to the media, use media reports as evidence in warrant applications. Circular and misleading.

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    • Absolutely. It’s all just a way to foist complete cultural control by a small, alien element on the masses. That’s what happens when a tiny fraction of a society has all the wealth and power.

      Communists weren’t right about a lot of things, but they were right about the dangers or income and power disparities. Of course, communists wanted to murder everyone who disagreed with them, so…

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      • Alexander,

        Bluntly we have never needed commies to EVER tell us about the dangers of power and income disparities.

        It suffices to read the Church fathers, St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas, the Salamanca school; the post schism Greek fathers and so on.
        At least the theologians and saints have desired repentance and a change of heart like the prodigal son

        xavier

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  2. Alexander

    You made the big time! Your article was posted at blazingcafur.ca
    One of Canada’s bigger blogs.

    I’ve ben a commentator for years!

    Congrats!

    xavier

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