Years ago, I used to bank with Chase. Then I found out they’d donated money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and I decided to close my accounts with them. I was hoping they’d ask for a reason, but they showed no such curiosity.
Years went by, and more evidence of Chase’s moral bankruptcy came to light. Chase Bank is in the habit of shutting down accounts simply because it doesn’t agree with the account-holder’s politics.
I ended up banking with a local credit union. At the time, the Unitus banker cheerfully agreed with me that their bank does not get involved in politics…
Alas, a recent newsletter indicates that Unitus Community Credit Union is now woke:
We are proud to take part in activities that celebrate inclusion: those that recognize the triumphs over adversity and the activism of those who fought tirelessly to gain the right to freedom, to love, and to be accepted.
As we celebrated Pride Month and the Juneteenth holiday, we were reminded just how difficult the struggle has been for those in our LGBTQ+ and Black communities. Our commitment to ensuring all are welcome, included, and respected is unwavering. We are proud to walk alongside our neighbors, employees, and communities to celebrate who they are and to let them know how much we value them.
Friendly reminder: In the woke lexicon, “freedom” means slavery, “love” means hate, and “inclusion” means exclusion.
When I saw how my credit union had embraced slavery, hate and exclusion, I got upset enough to seek other banking options. Obviously, there are no white-friendly banks in the United States, at least not explicitly so. The government would shut them down immediately – but can we at least have a conservative-friendly bank? Is that too much to ask?
I found a website that claims to help people find banks that match their own values. Bankrate.com proclaims:
Increasingly, you can also chose financial institutions that are aligned with your values, your faith, or the causes that are important to you.
Here is a look at a few of the options for people seeking banks that match their values.
Scrolling down, we see that the very first option is “Banking for Progressives,” because we all know how difficult it is to find a bank that supports gay rights and BLM (sarcasm alert; they ALL do).
The other options are “Faith-based,” “Environmental” and “Socially Responsible.” There is no option for conservatives.
With a little more digging, I found an article from The American Conservative that deals with this issue. The author, Ben Frogel, points to The Bank of North Dakota as an example of what we should strive for. Indeed, having spent some time exploring the BND website, I was pleased. An internal search for “equity” yielded nothing more than traditional uses of the word (“how much equity do you have in your farm or house”). Almost all of the people depicted in the graphics are white, which is very refreshing – because it’s okay to be white.
There are a couple of possible issues that might arise if somebody like me were to bank exclusively with BND. Firstly, North Dakota is far away. If I needed cash, I’d have to use local ATMs, or partner banks, and I’d be supporting the woke banks anyway, thus defeating the purpose.
A second possible issue is that BND is likely to become woke as well. A truly conservative-friendly bank, especially one that is government-operated, is sure to attract attention from the Communists in DC, and their propaganda operatives in the media. Nobody knows how much longer BND can maintain its wholesome character.
I do plan on opening a bank account in Dominican Republic upon my return, and I’m reasonably certain that Dominican banks do not contribute to woke causes. At the very least, they’re not anti-white… but we’ll see.
Among the greatest crimes that tyrannies impose upon their subjects is to force them to support causes they object to. Americans are practically forced to maintain bank accounts; it’s almost impossible to survive in this country without one – but upon doing so, we give our money to diabolical villains, who immediately use the proceeds to destroy all that is good and holy.
Will the Conservative Movement, for all its flaws, find a solution to this problem? Let’s hope so.