As Paul Joseph Watson reports today on Summit News, during a July 11 interview on C-SPAN, 2020 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen praised a company for firing an employee who wrote “All Lives Matter” on the employee’s personal Facebook page. Jorgensen referred to the posting as an example of the “systemic racism” that will not be tolerated in the private sector. She contrasted this with the racial discrimination Rosa Parks faced in the government sector in the 1950s to support Jorgensen’s thesis that it is easier to commit systemic racism in government than in a private company.
The government does not go out of business. They can discriminate all they want, and they just keep raising taxes. Private companies cannot discriminate as easily and get off as scot-free as the federal government. We now see that today. There was a woman who on her private Facebook — this was highly publicized — her private Facebook put ‘All Lives Matter,’ and the company fired her. And what I’d like to make note of she wasn’t talking to or wasn’t tweeting a coworker, an employee, a customer, a client, anybody like that, and this was her private Facebook, not the company Facebook, and yet the company said ‘OK, we don’t tolerate that.’
I cannot find the exact story Jorgensen references but multiple people have lost their jobs for expressing criticism of Black Lives Matter. In June, The Federalist published an article titled “If You Don’t Support Black Lives Matter, You’re Fired,” which cites some real world examples of what Jorgensen discusses.
It states the new rules of society:
There will be no opting out of the Black Lives Matter movement. You’re either for BLM or against it—and if you’re against it, you’re a racist. You will either support BLM publicly and enthusiastically, or you will be harassed, shunned, and shamed out of mainstream America. If you dare to speak a word against BLM, you will be targeted, mobbed, and probably fired.
BLM proponents like Jorgensen consider the statement “All Lives Matter” as racist for undermining their message.
Maybe someone should point out to Jorgensen that saying ‘all lives matter’ isn’t remotely racist and that disagreeing with this statement is in fact a racist position.
Under her ideal system, woke corporations would feel even more empowered to trample free speech, opening up millions more Americans to be viciously targeted by cancel culture mobs who intimidate and bully companies into policing their employees’ behavior.
Disputing Jorgensen’s belief that less discrimination occurs in private companies than in government, Watson argues that privately owned big tech companies use the supposed “racist” opposition to BLM to silence conservatives and libertarians on social media. He concludes:
Presumably [Jorgensen] missed the last 4 years of rampant social media censorship, which has overwhelming targeted libertarians and conservatives.
No wonder the Libertarian Party is a national joke.
Jorgensen makes Gary Johnson look like a bastion of logic and credibility.