AirBnB’s New Official Cultural Marxism
And you thought you just wanted to rent a room!
There used to be a fun startup from San Francisco that was in the business of connecting people who want to rent rooms with people who want to rent out rooms. It was a great idea and one of Y Combinator’s most successful startups.
No more. Now apparently Airbnb is following the lead of companies like FaceBook, Twitter and Google in pushing multiculturalism and globalism. And while Airbnb can’t manipulate your newsfeed, they can use their near monopoly status to try and force a radical left wing agenda.
The right to freedom of association is as fundamental as the right to freedom of speech. Some people question that right.
It seems Airbnb have just emailed their customers new terms of service, saying that as of November 1, customers who don’t sign up to their world view, can no longer use the service. They’ve put it out there under the fairly innocuous sounding header of “The Airbnb Community Commitment.”
Sounds warm and fuzzy. Kind of makes you think of PTA meetings and bake sales. Have a look.
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 a Community Commitment beginning November 1, 2016. Agreeing to this commitment will affect your use of Airbnb, so we wanted to give you a heads up about it.
What is the Community Commitment?
You commit to treat everyone — regardless of 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.
So now AirBnB no longer connects willing buyers and sellers in an open marketplace, but requires them to sign a document professing to an essentially cultural Marxist worldview, whatever the window dressing. Your religious values and rights to freedom of association shall become subservient to their left wing, globalist interpretation of how things should be.
Remember, this isn’t about serving people at a gas station or hotel, but deciding whom you want to stay in your home.
And they’re not just asking you to agree, but in fact, to do so “without judgment”. In other words, they ask not just that you do something, but that you think something.
They have almost a monopoly status, which means a lot of people will just click that checkbox, without thinking too much what it means, because they are somewhat dependent on the service Airbnb provides.
What are the legal ramifications when you decide you don’t want to take a particular person into your home, or rent a particular apartment for whatever reason?
Could you even be opening yourself to a lawsuit?
Twitter, among other things, has lately become famous as the social networking site that is plummeting in value, and that no one wants to buy. Coincidentally they’ve also become famous for discriminating against conservatives, manipulating news feeds, and pushing their left wing worldview. They’re even rumored to have a huge Black Lives Matter banner hanging in their San Francisco offices with all that that implies.
What type of banners do you think are hanging in the San Francisco offices of Airbnb? Hillary Clinton and George Soros might approve, but it probably isn’t very pretty.