They’re coming for you next: Chase Bank has unilaterally closed the credit card accounts held by President Trump’s first National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Mike Flynn, either because they don’t like his political opinions or are terrified of the left’s wrath if they don’t blackball him.
The language from Chase’s terse cancellation letter to Flynn, also shown to the right, is most revealing:
We decided to close your credit cards on September 18, 2021 because continuing the relationship creates possible reputational risk to our company.
You may receive additional account closing notifications if you have other accounts under a different name or address. [emphasis mine]
In other words, because Flynn is conservative and a strong supporter of Trump, he can no longer have credit cards with Chase Bank. Essentially, Chase Bank has now told us that it considers any conservative or Trump supporter a pariah that they cannot have any association with. Such an association might hurt their reputation!
If conservative Americans have any courage, they must immediately endorse Chase’s policy, and cancel all their accounts as well.
This action is part of a larger pattern first established by Obama and his legacy of hate. Since the Democratic Party is now a party with an irrational communist agenda based on bigotry and hate, it can’t debate that agenda rationally with the right. Instead, its political debating tactic must now demonize and defame their opponents. The left wants them hounded from society, so they cannot point out the left’s corruption and bankruptcy.
More important, the left also wants every neutral person in America to know that if you dare defend these conservatives — based on the fundamental rights of all Americans to freely express their opinions — you will face similar hounding. The left has made it very clear: Keep your mouth shut and let these conservatives be burned at the stake, or else you might be burned as well!
Chase has bought into this fear campaign, either by agreeing with it or kowtowing to it in fear.
If Americans of all political stripes do not begin to fight back aggressively against this intolerant blackballing the blackballing will only increase exponentially — as it has in the past five years since Trump started his first presidential campaign — until it reaches the point where opponents of the Democratic Party will routinely face arrest and long term imprisonment, rather than simply getting their credit card accounts canceled or being banned from Twitter or YouTube.
Fighting back now however requires some real courage. You truly do risk losing your job by challenging the intolerant actions of the left. However, will that job be worth anything if we no longer live in a free society, but instead are under the thumb of an oppressive dictatorship whose only interest is garnering power and wealth to itself, everyone else be damned?
As Thomas Paine said at the onset of the American Revolution,
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated”
Do Americans any longer have the courage to defend freedom against tyranny? We are about to find out.
UPDATE: See my discussion of Chase Bank’s wimpy “apology” for this action here.
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