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So as soon as once more, we’re seeing the left go after speech.
Left wing NGOs at the moment are coming after Elon Musk for getting Twitter. That’s him on the left. In case you are regular and do not know what an NGO is, it stands for “no good organization.” Pretty intelligent. They’re nonprofit teams that declare to be unbiased of any authorities however goal to push radical agendas like no money bail and now censorship.
Imagine a bunch much more obnoxious and fewer accountable than authorities workers. And this week, the NGOs despatched a letter urging a boycott of Twitter if Musk takes over the corporate.
Its backers embrace former Clinton operatives, billionaire George Soros, in addition to, get this, the European Union. Yes, the European Union signed a letter. The Ukrainians should be thrilled in the event that they hear that the EU has bought their priorities straight. “Sure, we’re under constant Russian attack, but someone was mean to Chrissy Teigen.” How’s she doing?
You know who else signed this letter? The Canadian authorities. Yeah. Boo. Boo Them. Is this what governments do? Sign letters demanding advertisers boycott an American firm? I’m sorry, Canada. We by no means anticipate America to signal a letter boycotting beavers.
But let’s not overlook, it was the Canadian prime minister who referred to as Canadian truckers “Nazis,” which is about as hateful as you may get, though possibly not fairly as hateful as donning blackface.
If Justin Trudeau is fearful about speech, he ought to look within the mirror. But the very last thing he desires to do is argue with an individual of shade. I get why he hates Twitter any type of speech about him is normally going to be crucial as a result of he sucks. He’s the worst factor to come back from Canada since Neil Young’s voice. Even Moose are pondering, “hmm, do we know a realtor in Tampa?”
Employees at tables inside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 17, 2022. Shares of Twitter Inc. jumped following the takeover announcement by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, narrowing the hole between the $54.20 supply value and the shares closing stage Monday to $2.50/share, for a deal unfold of 4.8% as of Monday shut.
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Musk responded to the letter with a tweet asking “who funds these organizations that want to control your access to information? Let’s investigate.” He added that daylight is the most effective disinfectant, which I disagree with. Try eliminating gangrene with a sunlamp.
The letter was signed by greater than 26 organizations, and it claims that Musk’s buy, or what they name a takeover, will additional, quote, “toxify our information ecosystem.” And worse, it might be a “direct threat to public safety, especially among those already most vulnerable and marginalized.”
So wait are we speaking about free speech on Twitter or defunding the police? They do not assume twice about susceptible folks once they do away with money bail, however permitting free speech on Twitter, that’ll go away a path of lifeless our bodies from right here to Silicon Valley.
Threats, public security. You assume you had been strolling in Chicago after 4 p.m., however this is similar worry trotted out towards anybody they wish to get rid of from discourse. And as regular, it is within the title of the marginalized.
But has a white, rich leftist ever requested a marginalized group what they really need? Of course not. They would not dare go right into a marginalized neighborhood. They may get stabbed by a man who’s again on the road because of their very own insurance policies.
Fact is, polling reveals how marginalized teams just about need what all people else desires. A superb job, a home, freedom from crime, freedom of speech and naturally, an autograph signing photograph of Greg Gutfeld. That’s what everybody desires, everybody, apart from the very idiots pretending to talk for marginalized teams.
And it helps clarify the lurch away from debate towards censorship. And whereas boycotts have been round endlessly, these at the moment are not a couple of product, however about silencing any opposition utilizing the social media mob.
It’s a stage of extortion that may make Tony Soprano drop his Gabagool.
This group additionally claims that an advertiser “risks association with a platform amplifying hate, extremism, health, misinformation and conspiracy theories.” Wait, possibly this letter was meant for CNN.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Photo by Patrick Pleul/image alliance by way of Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick Pleul/image alliance by way of Getty Images)
They additionally claimed that below Musk’s administration, Twitter dangers changing into a “cesspool of misinformation.” That’s like saying taking a piss dangers stinking up a Times Square portapotty. I do know that for a reality.
Twitter dangers changing into a cesspool of misinformation? What is it already? When somebody mentions Twitter, you do not precisely image guys in powdered wigs sitting in a venerable corridor debating the significance of the Protestant work ethic on a capitalist society whereas having afternoon tea. Saying Musk may make Twitter a cesspool of untruths is like complaining about diarrhea earlier than you have been to Chipotle. Just occupied with it.
So who’s behind this? It seems it is three organizations that are all left-wing outfits.
Jesse Lehrich, co-founder of Accountable Tech, as soon as served as a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s presidential marketing campaign. So, he positively is aware of a couple of poisonous ecosystem.
Media Matters is a bitter den of couch-bound leftists who spends almost all their time watching Fox and tweeting about it. No marvel Musk scares him a lot. He may make these lonely losers work tougher, or have a coronary heart assault. But the left-wing media has all the time been about monopolizing speech. They’re not even making an attempt to cover it anymore.
SKIT INTRO: Tonight on the Chess News Network.
STAFFER 1: David Brooks right here with the Chess News Network, residence of the Fair and Focus Debate. We usually are not swayed by public opinion and we’ve the scores to show it. We have two folks right here on opposing sides of a problem. Miss, how do you’re feeling about Elon Musk and Twitter?
STAFFER 2: Billionaires and their company pursuits don’t have any rights to have an effect on political discourse on this nation. I learn that in The Washington Post.
STAFFER 1: Ooh, effectively mentioned. And you, sir, assist Elon. What’s it wish to hate minorities?
STAFFER 3: Well, wait a minute. No, I’d by no means say. What I imply. You gained’t even let me end!
STAFFER 1: Miss, any ideas?
STAFFER 2: We are flirting with fascism on this nation. And Lady Liberty didn’t consent.
STAFFER 3: Okay, effectively, I want… I can not even…
STAFFER 1: There you could have it of us, the type of honest and centered debate you will solely see right here on the Chess News Network. Back to you.
The creepiest factor I’ve ever seen, nevertheless it’s type of interesting. Of course, now the left aren’t any totally different than college students on campus who shut down audio system or shout down audio system. They will not tolerate competitors.
The drawback right here, Musk would not care. He would not want advertisers to make Twitter work. He’s bought all he must make it a hit, a perception in free speech, a couple of additional billions he discovered below the sofa cushions and balls the scale of Caitlyn Jenner.