Chase Bank, cloud companies, and other corporations are increasingly cancelling customers for their beliefs. Ali Alexander’s domain name was deleted such that he won’t be able to use it until it’s released, it it’s ever released. He won’t be able to bring it to another domain provider. (Note: the only safe place to buy a domain name for conservatives that we know of is Epik.com).
At what point does this feel like an embargo? In international relations, an embargo is an act of war.
Now, we could try to use the same “public accommodations” lawsuits that gay men used to make Masterpiece Bake Shop participate in a gay “wedding.” But so far these companies have found ways to say that we’re violating their “terms of service.”
You could argue that Parler will do well after it is revived, but what if Parler board members who live in blue cities are threatened with having the power to their house cut off? The mayor of Los Angeles shut off the power to a house that held a party during the lockdown.
When a group of people get split into two camps, and one of the camps is no longer even willing to trade with the other, then the two camps are no longer one nation. They are two nations. The USA and USSR didn’t trade with each other because they wanted to force each other to capitulate. They were in a cold war. As Angelo Codevilla has pointed out, the Left, in partnership with the ruling class, is waging a cold war against American Americans, the half of the US who still hold the beliefs that were considered normal in the 1980s in the US.
If we can’t trade together, we should acknowledge that we are not one nation, and form independent states. A state is a group of people who trade with each other and defend each other from foreign threats, among other things. The members of a state (a polity) want to strengthen the commerce of their polity so that the polity can survive competition with other states.
We need to create parallel institutions. You might make a lot of money creating the conservative alternative in an industry that cancels patriots. But the only way to protect those institutions from being crushed by monopolistic economic forces or government power is to defend them on red-state territory with red-state armies.
To top it all off, the American half of the US is discriminated against in the justice system, and subject to an ever-growing dragnet: “American supporters of Donald Trump are being rounded up, imprisoned, transported to the nation’s capital, and likely bankrupted over relatively minor crimes to stoke the narrative that an “insurrection” occurred last month.” https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/04/americas-political-prisoners-first/