Date: March 20, 2019
“As Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives becomes ever more flagrant and overt, the old arguments about protecting the sanctity of the modern public square are now invalid. Our right to freely engage in public discourse through speech is under sustained attack, necessitating a vigorous defense against the major social media and internet platforms.
From “shadowbans” on Facebook and Twitter, to demonetization of YouTube videos, to pulled ads for Republican candidates at the critical junctures of election campaigns, the list of violations against the online practices and speech of conservatives is long.
I certainly had my suspicions confirmed when Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, “accidentally” censored a post I made regarding the Jussie Smollett hoax, which consequently led to me hearing from hundreds of my followers about how they’ve been having problems seeing, liking or being able to interact with my posts. Many of them even claimed that they’ve had to repeatedly refollow me, as Instagram keeps unfollowing me on their accounts.
It’s always astonishing to look around, and see all the people who’ve been [and are] dominating social discourse [including online media], as they complain about “how hard it is for people like them”…and “how oppressed they are”…
…As it turns out…the “oppression they suffer”, usually turns out to be a case of consequences, for harassing, threatening and abusing other people…But, somehow, that elephant in the room never gets addressed…and certainly never owned up to.
Generally speaking…no matter how they lean…most people are left alone, to freely discuss social and political issues.
It’s the people who want to pick out others to threaten, harass and use as a punching bag, that get into trouble for such behavior…And this is honestly what is happening, to a lot of “conservatives” online.
On the internet…large groups of people have cultivated this poisonous atmosphere, where it’s normal to swear at, cuss out and demean other people…often for no reason, other than the aggressor is a self entitled a-hole.
…People think this is “an entitled right”…and they’re shocked, when an internet platform puts it’s foot down…and says “that will not happen here”…
There is a ton of faux “censorship”, and faux “oppression” being cried about online, these days.
I wish like hell, I’d have had the glorious advantage of working within these parameters, on equal footing and by equal standards as anybody else…”conservative” or otherwise…
…I especially wish I had had this glorious advantage of normal and common treatment, while I was at the height of my creativity, and media creating aspirations.
Tons of people have no clue, how good they have it.
Wouldn’t It Be Good – Nik Kershaw lyrics: