Remember kids, it’s only discrimination if it’s against minorities or leftists. Uber, which sounds more like a white supremacist group than a ride sharing company, has given its drivers the green light to refuse any passengers they think might Nazis or white supremacists. They still have to pick up Antifa terrorists, Muslim Jihadis, and Black Lives Matter cop-killers, but they can cancel a ride with any white person they believe may be racist. I can’t wait for the lawsuits on this one.
Here’s a really dumb thing from The Washingtonian:
Drivers with the transportation company Uber will have the chance to refuse passengers who attend the upcoming Unite the Right 2 white supremacist rally in DC on August 12. The refusal is contingent on a driver’s feelings of comfort and safety in accordance with the app’s community guidelines.
According to the terms agreed upon when signing up for the service, both drivers and passengers are “are expected to exercise good judgment and behave decently towards other people in the car when riding with Uber.” That list of bad behavior includes breaking the local law, damaging property, and use of inappropriate and abusive language or gestures. Uber tells Washingtonian that if a driver deems actions by a passenger discriminatory—which could include ideology, signage, and remarks associated with racial supremacy and neo-nazism—a driver is within his or her right to terminate the ride. It’s possible, too, that the user could be banned from using the app entirely, though Uber maintains that it investigates each complaint on a case to case basis.
There’s actually two things going on here that don’t go together. Uber is saying that based on its terms of services, that drivers can kick people out for bad behavior. But then they say that drivers can invent a new terms of service based on their feelings and kick people out for giving off bad vibes. The fact that this is entirely related to a white supremacist rally makes it official Uber policy that anyone a driver feels is a racist can be denied service.
Look, I don’t have any love for Nazis or white supremacists, but just because people are ignorant or hold stupid beliefs doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be allowed to exist in our society. I’m sure lefties feel differently, but if we are going to establish that people can be discriminated against for their ideology, liberals are going to find it impossible to get served almost anywhere. Yeah, I know that when the left comes up with a rule to control behavior they never mean it to apply to them, but this is a dangerous precedent.
Meanwhile, I can’t get over that that this anti-Nazi policy comes from a company called Uber. Uber is German for “over” or “above” but in a very supremacist way. The reason why I know this is because of the now-deleted part of the German national anthem that the Nazis used which was Deutschland, Deutschland über alles, Über alles in der Welt or in English: “Germany, Germany above all, Above all in the world.”
Isn’t a company called Uber kind of setting themselves up to be a Nazi-magnet? This is like a business called “Third Reich Plumbing Supplies” acting shocked that a lot of it’s customers are white power skinheads.
Maybe Uber should come up with a less Nazi-sounding name before it goes making unconstitutional anti-Nazi policies. You don’t see Lyft banning people who have had a Brazilian butt-lift, do you?