media censorship may be entering a dark age.
happened over the last few days that have me worried about the future
of information distribution for conservatives on social media.
current corporate entities that control the major internet ports of
thought are blatantly leftist is no mystery. We’ve seen time and again
their willingness to lean into regressive, and social justice agendas
to the point where they would fire an employee simply for saying men
and women are different. Google will even punish
a highly popular YouTuber for exposing the nasty behavior of a
social justice leader to his viewers, as well
him for not making a pro-Hillary Clinton video during the 2016
recently have me worried that the left’s censorship of the right’s
commentary and opinions has gone into full overdrive, however.
came on Monday when I attempted to share an article written by Town
Hall writer Kurt Schlichter titled “Why
Democrats Would Lose the Second Civil War, Too.”
haven’t read it yet, I suggest you click the link above and give it a
once, twice, and three times over. It’s a must-read, and one of the
most fascinating articles I’ve read so far this year. The premise of
the article is that should America’s left further embolden itself to
become violent against its political opponents to the point of a 2nd
civil war — going from groups of violent radicals like Antifa, to a
full-on sanctioned military strike — then the left would lose a second
time, and they would lose badly.
I read the
article while sitting in my car in Austin during SXSW. There’s a lot
to see and do there, but I couldn’t stop reading the article. The
moment I finished I went to share it, and….nothing. Twitter wouldn’t
allow me to tweet the article out.
tweeting out a few other things to make sure it wasn’t just my signal,
or maybe an error on Twitter’s end. They went through just fine. A
third attempt to tweet out Schlichter’s article resulted in another
error message. I brought this point up on Twitter, but didn’t
receive much of a response about it. Perhaps I was one of the few
having that problem, and it wasn’t censorship. At least, that’s what I
wanted to believe. The opposite idea was worrisome.
until the following Thursday that I mentioned my trouble of tweeting
it out in a conversation with Stacy Washington, who was also having
trouble tweeting certain things.
spokeswoman, and currently the left’s public enemy number one Dana
Loesch mentioned she had trouble tweeting out certain things as well.
confirming their inability to disseminate certain bits of information.
The nature of
Schlichter’s article could be considered a call to violence…by anyone
who didn’t read it with a comprehension level past grade 3. What
Schlichter wrote about, in no uncertain terms, is that in the midst of
leftist groups feeling completely free to resort to violence and
attempt to limit our free speech, any attempt to come to blows would
end badly for everyone involved, but specifically so for blue America,
currently living in a carefully temperature controlled bubble.
The left went
so far as to call Schlichter crazy for this article. They wrote it off
as nonsense, or the ramblings of a macho-conservative type trying to
flex his muscles. Odd that for all their minimization of Schlichter
and his article, they felt the need to restrict its distribution.
Twitter didn’t want any ideas of violence on either side roaming
around their platform any more than it already had. Okay, but then on
Wednesday, Twitter did some more censorship, this time with something
that had nothing to do with violence at all.
wrote on how conservative
comedian and commentator Steven Crowder and members of his crew were
suspended by Twitter for posting a video
wherein they play a prank on a gender-fluid gathering at SXSW in
Austin. Click on the link for the whole story, but the summary is that
the video was taken down by Google/YouTube, and Twitter punished any
of the Crowder crew for attempting to spread it around. Crowder
himself was given a seven-day suspension for it.
co. were punished for their making light of a social justice sacred
cow. Apparently, poking fun at gender-fluidity crossed a very stark
line for the social justice driven tech companies, and so he was
punished for it.
while Crowder was being silenced for daring to make fun of a protected
group on the left, and Schlichter’s article was being restricted for
his warning AGAINST becoming violent, Twitter has little problem
allowing depictions of violence against Republicans.
this image has been reported many times to Twitter. It remains
completely available for viewing.
Google, Facebook, et al, are private companies. They may restrict
whomever they want at their leisure. However, the kinds of information
they are censoring, vs the things they let flourish tell a much darker
story than simple censorship.
okay, so long as it’s violence against the right people.
ribbing at the expense of certain groups will not be tolerated.
Fake news is
leftist claims can go unchecked (until the bias becomes too obvious).
Many of these
companies rely on leftist groups to police their internet. Google
relies on the radical leftist group, the “Southern Poverty Law
Center,” among other leftist groups. Twitter has a “trust
and safety council” that was accurately
described as “Orwellian.”
Valley is getting more and more bold about their censorship of the
right every day. The question is, how long until the silencing and
punishments result in more than just suspensions?