Democrats, the Media, Big Tech: Determined to Destroy Conservative Free Speech
There is a movement afoot to destroy conservative speech; the way to counteract is competition or government regulation.
January 25, 2021
In the aftermath of the January 6 assault on the Capitol building, the outrage and the repercussions have yet to subside, and if the reaction of the nation is any indication, this day in history will not be forgotten any time soon. And as has become the rallying cry of his detractors, President Trump has to bear the brunt of supposedly having caused the invasion of the Capitol by his supporters. There have been allegations that Antifa and Black Lives Matter agitators might have infiltrated the mob and instigated the attack.
But the long knives are out and with only days left to his term in office, the president is under siege and is accused of "inciting an insurrection." The entirety of his personal business enterprise and that of his family is threatened for the foreseeable future by the media, big business, banks, city governments, publishers, the never-Trump squad, Silicon Valley, academia, entertainment, and a second impeachment by another mob that is as reckless and dangerous as the one who penetrated the Capitol, the Democratic Party.
The January 6 incident is the proverbial straw that broke the camels back for the Trump-haters. In the warped, twisted, and power-hungry minds of his enemies, the president, his family, supporters in and out of politics, are ripe for political ruin and deemed as social outcasts. The haters believe this is the issue that will fulfill their hearts' desire, and manifest itself as the complete and total destruction of the man who would be president. And it doesn’t stop here.
The oligarchs of Silicon Valley, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Google, Amazon, Instagram, and Pinterest, like their Democrat and media colleagues, are no friends of the president and his Republican and conservative supporters. They have weaponized their product in furtherance of a radical left anti-free speech agenda. These monopolies are headed by billionaire-boy reprobates that have jumped on the anti-American way bandwagon, and following the January 6 breach of the Capitol have censored the president and suspended his accounts on their platforms. In the case of Twitter it’s permanent, and Facebook until the president’s term ends. There are other conservative figures that have also been suspended.
The escalating censorship of conservatives on social media platforms over the last four years has been cause for the United States Congress to intervene and call before their chamber the head of Twitter Jack Dorsey, and Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, on a number of occasions to challenge and explain what exactly is their policies and what appears to be their bias toward conservatives.
It only gets worse.
When big tech’s intentions were revealed, those who were denied access to their platforms, like the president, gravitated to Parler, a relatively new and alternative conservative-friendly social media site. Parler's growing popularity and its traffic grew exponentially, and because of that, they were considered by the big tech bullies a threat to what they believe was their interpretation of what is hate speech. And so at the demand of radical leftists, Google and Apple removed Parler’s app from their stores, a devastating blow, and thus silencing Parler and denying the people’s access. Some might infer that this strikes of McCarthyism, perhaps even the Salem witch trials.
What we have here is not only a threat to free speech but is also an act to deny and possibly destroy the entrepreneurship of individuals who have staked their reputations and livelihoods in creating a new and up and coming business model. This is called competition in a capitalistic economy, and in this case, is the solution to the overreach of monopolies like big tech. They, big tech, should welcome such competition, and thus avoid government regulation, but they have a selfish and nefarious agenda, and it is to eradicate conservative speech.
In a recently leaked video by undercover Project Veritas, Jack Dorsey of Twitter revealed to his staff members that his intentions go beyond just Parler and that President Trump was just the first step in his effort to purge speech he deems wrong, when he stated: “This is much bigger than one account.” Dorsey is an egomaniac with illusions of grandeur, and the only way to rein him in is to either bust up his business, or have Congress revisit legislation 230, opening these platforms up to the threat is lawsuits.
The author Ayn Rand understood what we’re dealing with here today, and she is quoted as saying “The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by precedent, implication, by erosion, by default, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other, until the day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.”
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