Archive for January 14, 2021

It has been understood since the very inception of the United States that freedom of speech is one of the most important ideals of this nation.  That ideal forms our very foundation.   It is beyond depressing that a significant percentage of the population of the United States no longer values freedom of speech.  It is beyond infuriating that a cabal of self appointed high tech overlords have been engaged in the systematic silencing of individuals who express ideas that conflict with the progressive orthodoxy.

The high tech fascism and censorship reached an appalling level when these corporate tyrants ganged up on the free speech social media platform Parler and forced it to close down, perhaps permanently.  Here is how the CEO of Parler described what took place.  The quote is from this Deadline article.

Parler CEO John Matze said today that his social media company has been dropped by virtually all of its business alliances after Amazon, Apple and Google ended their agreements with the social media service.

“Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day,” Matze said today on Fox News.

Matze conceded that the bans could put the company out of business while raising free speech issues, calling it “an assault on everybody.”

“They all work together to make sure at the same time we would lose access to not only our apps, but they’re actually shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the internet,” Matze said. “They made an attempt to not only kill the app, but to actually destroy the entire company. And it’s not just these three companies. Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day.”

Liberals on social media constantly point out that these tech companies are private companies therefore they have every right to engage in this despicable behavior.  That is true.  What liberals are implying is that we have no right to complain about this fascism and we must remain silent about it.  On that they are egregiously misguided.  I have every right to speak out against anything and everything I choose to because I have freedom of speech, and that includes private companies that are behaving like a bunch of fascists.  I have every right to speak out about this disgusting censorship and use my voice, and typing to suggest that everyone who is outraged by these direct attacks on freedom of speech to boycott any company that is involved.  Every individual has the tight to criticize, complain about, and rail against whatever they want to. I for one will never use Amazon, Google or Apple again.

I don’t know how many times someone on the political left has told me that what these high tech companies are doing is not censorship because only governments can engage in censorship.  That is utter bovine excrement   Censorship occurs whenever someone is silenced by someone else, no matter the circumstances.  Censorship is always wrong and always deserves condemnation.

Progressives, and many on the right who should know better, believes that there is such a class of speech known as hate speech and that it is not protected by the First Amendment.  The problem with the whole concept of hate speech is that no one can agree what is hate speech and what is not.  You absolutely do not want the government of high tech tyrants defining that constitutes what speech.  Far too often progressives deem something to be hate simply because it conflicts with their political beliefs and ideology. 

Think for a second:

You are the Democrat/Media/Academia/DeepState/RedChina/BigTech complex. You have spent an entire week demonizing Donald Trump as a violent extremist to the point of impeaching him a 2nd time a week before he leaves office and after all of this you see this from Frank Luntz:

If after a week of all of this they haven’t moved the needle on President Trump with his base, I suspect oppressing his voters and driving them underground will not do the trick.

Then again when you can steal elections rather than win them, why worry about what the voters think?

I wonder how many Americans, particularly in shut down blue states who struggled without help waiting for a relief bill felt when democrats who couldn’t pass one for six months needed only a week to do impeachment again.

If Democrats took as much time trying to provide COVID relief for the country then they did pursuing impeachment then I suspect the country would be in a lot better shape.

I think the GOP congressmen who jumped on the impeachment bandwagon are going to have a hard time come election 2022.

Perhaps Liz Cheney can make sure Dominion machines are installed in all their districts .

I understand that articles of Impeachment will be filed against Joe Biden on Jan 21st.

While it’s just as productive as yesterday’s impeachment vote I don’t see how anyone on the left can complain.

There seems to be a lot of people moving very fast here trying to get people silenced and/or blacklisted before President Trump leaves the White House.

I’m presuming this is to keep any narrative other than their own from breaking out that might contract what they’ve been selling.

Why do I have the feeling that the Democrats are going to focus solely on attacking the GOP after the 21st because it’s a lot easer than actually governing or solving problems?

I’m betting that a lot of people, particularly those in Democrat cities still not rebuilt after the riots are not going to be all that impressed over the next four years.