While small businesses have been devastated by lockdowns—Yelp estimates that 60 percent of closed local businesses will remain shuttered for good—Amazon, the world’s second-largest online retailer doubled its profits from the previous timeframe last year, raking in a record $5.2 billion over a six-month period.
That’s not too surprising, particularly following a holiday season filled with front-door deliveries rather than trips to the local mall. But what would come as a shock to most Americans is what Amazon is doing—and failing to do—with its considerable cashflow. Even though it is one of the most powerful companies in the world, profiting off every conceivable demographic and political persuasion, Amazon continues to allow itself to be bullied by online activists and fringe groups that are solely committed to the censorship and destruction of their political enemies. Amazon isn’t alone, as social media giants began their purge of conservative accounts in earnest last Friday night.
A regular target of the cancel culture mob, Amazon was maneuvered into