Should an internet mob of hypersensitive ignoramuses be able to nullify a contract you have with another business?
This process is called “deplatforming” or “unpersoning” and it’s become such an effective tactic used by the Left to silence their enemies, that it’s now predictably formulaic.
Here’s how it goes: The Left IDs the latest wrong-think criminal and labels their target, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, or whatever-phobic.
Then, they begin pressuring any business that provides a service to the target with various versions of, “You don’t want to be known as a business that serves Nazis, do you?” or “Nice business you got there, shame if something happened to it.”
This is how they do it when they’re being abnormally docile, but often their mob pressure tactics result in threats of violence towards private companies who do business with those with whom the Left doesn’t approve.
Businesses will inevitably bend to the mob because the hassle and threats are just too much for anyone who’s trying to manage the day to day operations of a private enterprise.
But what happens when it goes one step further and the pressured business joins the mob?
That’s what the Honey Badgers Brigade claim they experienced when they were booked to participate in the Calgary Expo but were instead deplatformed by the venue operators because they hold views antithetical to feminism and gamer-gate.
The Honey Badgers tried to fight back with a lawsuit but just a few weeks ago, a judge found against them in their small claims case against the Calgary Expo.
Joining me tonight are Karen Straughan and Alison Tieman of the Honey Badgers Brigade to discuss what precipitated the lawsuit, what they plan to do next, and what the broader societal implications are when contract law can be overridden by a Twitter mob.