One of the hallmarks of progressivism is making policy not based on any principles, but on popularity. When the progressive gods deem something to be threatening, even if it’s a Constitutional right, then it’s their duty to fix that thing. And it’s the duty of all other progressives to fall in line or face the same abuse and boycotts usually reserved for conservatives.
So, if you’re a darling progressive-millennial-tech company like the dating app, Bumble, when the progressive gods declare, “guns bad,” you leap into action to ban images of firearms among your 30 million users. Remember, Bumble did not hold the position that all gun images are bad prior to the Parkland school shooting.
That’s what I mean about progressive popularity over principles. Bumble, like a bunch of other gutless companies, sprinted to the “all guns bad” position simply to keep up the appearance of being socially conscious. In reality, they just want to stay off the progressive blacklist, save face at cocktail parties, and avoid any controversy that might harm their bottom line.
Bumble said it just didn’t want to take a political stand. Oh, now I get it. That explains why they recently announced a partnership with the entirely non-political organization called Planned Parenthood.
Bumbling is kind of a perfect description here.
On certain days, Bumble users who “swipe right” on a potential match will trigger a Bumble donation to Planned Parenthood. Users will also have an opportunity to donate money themselves. Because, as you know, Planned Parenthood is such a cash-strapped organization, they need all the help they can get to keep funding those female health services. And the 300,000-plus annual baby murders, I mean, those aren’t cheap.
So, Bumble bans members from posting personal photos with firearms because that definitely promotes death and violence. And then they partner with an organization that kills unborn babies as an industry. Perfectly logical. Bumbling is kind of a perfect description here.
Look, Bumble is a private company so it can ban all the gun photos it wants and align with whatever sick organization it pleases. But it’s probably not the best customer relations move to insult the intelligence of your users like this. Then again, maybe most Bumble users won’t notice the double standard. This is something that’s lost on far too many Americans --- if you’re not anchored by principles, progressive popularity will lead you down a dark and dangerous path.