Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen is fond of posting the phrase “Black Lives Matter” and its hashtag variant “#BlackLivesMatter” at her Twitter page. Check out her tweets here, here, here, here, here, and here for examples from this and last month.
But, if you dare declare “All Lives Matter” at your personal social media account, Jorgensen stands ready to cheer your employer firing you in response. That is a message Jorgensen communicated in a July 11 interview at C-SPAN.
Jorgensen’s praise of a company for firing an employee for posting “All Lives Matter” at the employee’s personal Facebook page occurred during Jorgensen’s discussion of racial discrimination in the C-SPAN interview. Jorgensen said:
And I’d like to mention one thing that a lot of people don’t realize, and this will give you an example of just how deep the problem is. We’ve all heard the story of Rosa Parks, about she was the heroic black woman who refused to sit in the back of the bus. And what a lot of people don’t realize is that that was a government-owned, government-run bus, and the only way that racism was able to go on for so long was the government was putting it into place. And you look, 60 percent of the bus ridership back then was black.
So, look at today. Let’s say Uber discriminated against 60 percent of their customers — the best 60 percent of the customers they had. They would go out of business, as well they should. However, the government doesn’t go out of business. They can discriminate all they want, and they just keep raising taxes. So, first of all, private companies cannot discriminate as easily and get off as scot-free as the federal government. And 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.’ So, again, I see a bigger backlash with private companies and, again by example, Walt Disney World, how they treated gays better in the early ‘90s than the federal government did 20 years later. So, there’s a profit motive to treat people well.
Got that? Jorgensen thinks a company is treating people well and admirably countering racial discrimination when it fires an employee for stating “All Lives Matter” at the employee’s personal Facebook page. Meanwhile, Jorgensen over and over states “Black Lives Matter” at her own Twitter page. Loathsome.
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.