One of the bedrock principles of Anglo-Saxon conservatism was the belief that all people have a right to associate with whoever they wish, as long as it is not for criminal purposes. All rights have limitations so forbidding convicted criminals from associating with other criminals is a reasonable exception. In the modern age, people can get a restraining order to have the state prevent someone from associating with them. These are reasonable exceptions that have no impact on the lives of the law abiding citizen.
This presents a problem for fanatics as people have the ability to ignore them by refusing to be around them. The gays that go around harassing Christian bakers, for example, are simply using the power of the state to force themselves into the lives of those who would otherwise ignore them. The goal being to drive these people out of the public space, assuming they take their beliefs with them. This is not possible when people have freedom of association and it is respected by the state.
The trouble with public accommodation laws is they turn Jim Crow on its head. Instead of forcing people to discriminate, the law now forces you to associate with people you don’t like. This is just another way of violating people’s right of free association. The result is a metastasizing list of laws telling business with whom they can and cannot conduct business. One groups morals imposed on everyone.
The trouble is people naturally self-segregate. Blacks like to be around blacks. Rich people prefer to be around rich people. Women at a party will congregate in one room while the men are in another. It is human nature. There’s also the fact that people notice things. If you are hiring people to work in your plant, you will notice that the Spanish guys tend to work harder than the black guys. These observations about the differences in groups reinforce our natural impulse to self-segregate.
This is problem for the New Religion as they insist that all people are the same and that the righteous never ever notice otherwise. A key part of the New Religion is the relentless hunting down of the heretics and non-believers so they are always on the lookout for people noticing. This is what has forced Airbnb to institute a policy where all of their hosts swear loyalty to the one true faith.
What is the Airbnb Community Commitment?
Earlier this year, we launched a comprehensive effort to fight bias and discrimination in the Airbnb community. As a result of this effort, we’re asking everyone to agree to the following Community Commitment (beginning November 1, 2016) in order to continue using Airbnb:
I agree to treat everyone in the Airbnb community—regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age—with respect, and without judgment or bias.
How do I accept the commitment?
On or after November 1, we’ll show you the commitment when you log in to or open the Airbnb website, mobile or tablet app and we’ll automatically ask you to accept.
What if I decline the commitment?
If you decline the commitment, you won’t be able to host or book using Airbnb, and you have the option to cancel your account. Once your account is canceled, future booked trips will be canceled. You will still be able to browse Airbnb but you won’t be able to book any reservations or host any guests.
Notice the language. It’s not a rule that you must obey. No, it is a commitment because you want to be saved, don’t you? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t? You’ll also notice the appeal to community. It’s hard to know if the fascist borrowed this from our Puritans or it was the other way around, but totalitarians love the insider/outsider image. The good people are inside. The bad people are outside. You don’t want to be outside so that means adhering to the rules of the community, or else.
This commitment to community means you renounce your rights as a human being, because you cease to be an individual in the community. Your identity is the community and that means you have to open your home to a group of star seeds or satanists and pretend to like it. Your property rights no longer exist. Your freedom of association no longer exists. If you wake up and your boarder is standing over you with a meat clever, so be it. The community will carry on.
Airbnb is doomed if they try to enforce this, of course. Instead, they will pretend to care and leave it alone. This is just so they don’t get sued. That does not mean hosts will not get sued. You can be sure that buggerers are scanning the site looking for Christians to harass and then sue. The result, like the Christian bakers, is the religious will retreat further from the public space. That’s the whole point of this.