- Apr 25, 2008
This post should be a sticky on this thread. Well put.So Google/Apple/Facebook/Twitter - all "private" companies" - refuse to host a given personality on their platform as they disagree with their political beliefs or fabricate some stuff about incitement to hatred or whatever. This is defended vociferously by those on the political Left as the actions of "private enterprise."
A private enterprise - a bakery - refuses to serve a client. This is apparently discrimination despite the bakery not being some sort of apparatus of the State.
Either private enterprise is private or it ain't. If we are to accept that private enterprises absolutely must provide services against their will, then the same principle would have to be adapted to other cases across the board. Otherwise, that would inversely be discriminating against others.
Talk about having one's cake and eating it too.