January 14, 2021
My Dear Reader,
Recently, former Baseball star Curt Schilling reported that insurance company AIG recently canceled his policy because they “didn’t like his social media profile.” In essence, they didn’t like his politics. In a tweet, Schilling shared a screenshot of the explanation that his insurance agent gave him as to why his policy had been canceled. It read:
“Unfortunately the underwriter was unable to accept my [the agent’s] request. I [Insurance agent] also went up the chain of command [sic] our AIG marketing representative for an explanation but unfortunately he was unable to grant one. He realized that you were a long time AIG client since 2004 and also a profitable account (no claims), but it was a management decision that was collectively between underwriting and the marketing department that could not be overturned.”
Because AIG has provided no other explanation as to why they would cancel a profitable policy, we must assume that it is because of Curt’s politics. Recently, both Stripe and American Express have refused to process payments for the Trump campaign and other conservative outlets. While these are different companies, it does play into one of our themes for 2021. That corporations no longer care solely about the dollar but that they have been badgered or legitimately believe that their presence in American life should be political. This shift is new in American life, but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous. What’s worse is that the same standard does not apply equally. For example, in Colorado, Masterpiece cakeshop is owned by a devout Christan man. This man follows the tenants of the Bible as well as any other Christian and refused to bake a cake for a homosexual couple. If the same standard applied to AIG as it did to Masterpiece Cake Shop, that would have been the end of the story. However, Masterpiece Cake Shop has been sued more than once by the homosexual community in order to get the result that they want. This cramming down of a political viewpoint is altogether dangerous and only suits the most radical elements of society. In short, this is unhealthy for a Republic, and unfortunately, we may look back on 2020 as the start, not the end of something more sinister.
To Your Creation and Potential,