|It ain't liberal if it ain't hypocritical!|
You might think that a professional outfit such as Bank of America operated based on stated policy and not caprice. But not according to owner of American Spirit Arms Joe Sirochman.
On his Facebook page, Sirochman tells of his adventures with the banking giant. Like other gun dealers and manufacturers, his business is booming currently - Internet orders are up 500 percent. This caused there to be an unusual number of deposits made to his business' BoA account via his website's E-commerce system, triggering an account freeze. This may not seem strange, as banks have security systems that temporarily freeze accounts when detecting anomalous activity. This happened to me once after using my debit card to make an unusual series of purchases; the freeze was irritating, but nothing a few minutes on the phone didn't remedy. But this is where Sirochman's story takes a bizarre turn. He writes (edited for style):
After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally got a manager in the right department who told me the reason that the deposits were on hold for further review. Her exact words were:
Ask yourself this question: What if the social issue in question was abortion, rather than the Second Amendment? What if a high-profile company like Bank of America behaved this way because it didn't think that its customers should be involved in promoting abortions? Do you think the Establishment Media would get involved then?"We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet."
It's not hard to imagine headlines about fanatics at Bank of America punishing women because they are "pro-choice." Or perhaps even more to the point, giving a doctor or clinic that performs abortions a hard time because of the work they do. The media would be all over it and shrieking at the very idea that such discrimination was being applied to an otherwise good customer or client.
Even though the gun dealer in question is not doing anything illegal or immoral, somebody at Bank of America feels free to harass him. And why? Because it probably didn't even occur to the person or persons responsible for this discrimination that what they are doing is hypocritical and wrong. Because who is going to expose them for what they are? The media? Not likely.
And the media will remain silent because guns are a "Republican" thing for them and, therefore, not worth the effort of honest journalism. The Establishment Media is not interested in being an independent Fourth Estate any longer. It is merely a propaganda arm of the Democrat Party and is highly selective - and hypocritical - in deciding what deserves coverage and what doesn't.