Tesla’s “TecnoKing,” Elon Musk, reported Monday that he is the biggest shareholder in Twitter. He has a 9.2 percent, about four times Jack Dorsey’s share. Mr. Musk has hinted that Twitter needs to loosen up its censorship. He is also a Twitter board member, and promised “significant improvements.”
The consequences of this poll will be important. Please vote carefully.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2022
If white advocates can express their views online without censorship, we win. You may disagree. However, the mere possibility that Mr. Musk may allow more free speech made progressives very angry, including some Twitter employees.
My name is Jackson Mulholland & I'm one of many ppl here working at @Twitter in charge of developing terms & conditions for users. We're not stripping away "free speech", we're protecting users from bullies, bigots, & spam. I refuse to work with or for @elonmusk. I'm resigning🏳️🌈
— J. Mulholland (@MulhollandL0ver) April 4, 2022
@elonmusk is now the majority shareholder for @Twitter He believes that in the name of "free speech" that insane right wingers should have a platform for their misinformation. I am announcing that I will be deleting my Twitter account in the near future. He's disgusting.
— Kitty Jo Foxtrot (@KittyJoFoxtrot) April 4, 2022
Why is @elonmusk trying to bring back hate and misinformation on Twitter?
What does he have to gain by pushing for a resurgence of this?
— Rob Bransfield ☮🇨🇦🇺🇦 (@BransfieldRob) April 5, 2022
Elon Musk purchased the largest stake in Twitter, which means this image will probably become banned. What will be allowed on Twitter again is Covid misinformation, dead naming trans people, homophobia, antisemitism, racism & bigotry. pic.twitter.com/gstDw32vTw
— Rob Israel (@robisraelart) April 4, 2022
Elon Musk had mused in the past about buying or starting a social network to promote free speech. Former Twitter chief Jack Dorsey, who resisted calls for censorship longer than many other Big Tech leaders, recently said he regrets the role Twitter played in “centralizing” the internet. Mr. Dorsey said he is “working on” a more decentralized internet. That is good for us.
That said, many Americans don’t value free speech. President Joe Biden reportedly “assessed” Fox News as “one of the most destructive forces in the world,” and Rupert Murdoch was “the most dangerous man in the world.” The article that reported these comments said many of the president’s supporters blame Mr. Murdoch for “enabling” Tucker Carlson. Progressives are again trying to “cancel” Mr. Carlson, this time because of his views on Ukraine and American nonintervention.
No respectable news outlet or TV Station would keep Tucker Carlson on staff after his disgusting show of support for Putin.
He's still working at Fox.
Fox News is still shitty.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 3, 2022
Tucker Carlson needs to be banned from the airwaves.
He’s an agent of Russia, whether formally or informally.
Either way, he’s literally spreading propaganda for a war criminal who also happens to be America’s greatest enemy. https://t.co/7vA9U548SM
— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@NickKnudsenUS) April 4, 2022
Tucker Carlson is a Russian agent of chaos and enemy of the United States of America. Who else thinks we should send that fucker to Russia?
— Mayo 🇺🇦🌻 (@MayoIsSpicyy) April 4, 2022
The United States isn’t at war with Russia. Nonetheless, the hunt for “Russian agents” will probably keep leftists busy for a while. Many progressives really believe that certain people can’t be allowed to talk.
Allowing Trump to keep having rallies is like allowing Osama Bin Laden to hold recruiting events for the next 9/11.
— Kate 🤍🇺🇸🌻🇺🇦 (@ImSpeaking13) April 3, 2022
This makes progressives’ protests about the Hungarian election and Viktor Orban’s victory seem even more hypocritical and hysterical. Take Yale Professor Jason Stanley:
Hungary shows that if you control the education system, the media, and the courts you can rule forever, enriching your family and friends. American conservatives watching with excitement. https://t.co/cYHd5VS69G
— Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator) April 4, 2022
Academic Yascha Mounk, who writes on the “crisis of liberal democracy.”
Populists can use their control over the press and the voting system to stay in power through unfair elections. If they ever grow so unpopular that they lose anyway, they can ignore the results.
I increasingly doubt that Orban will ever leave office because he loses an election.
— Yascha Mounk (@Yascha_Mounk) April 3, 2022
Western governments routinely repress dissidents. They have clearly forgotten all about this. They are in no position to lecture others about “authoritarianism.” Still, the Washington Post wants the EU to punish Hungary, calling it a fifth column in Europe. If people vote the wrong way, it seems that a country is no longer a democracy.
If Hungary really votes overwhelmingly against democracy and for corruption I cannot see why it should be accepted in the EU. Kick it out! https://t.co/Z66yrH6PFb
— Anders Åslund (@anders_aslund) April 3, 2022
.@ZSzelenyi witnessed firsthand how Orbán took revenge for his previous defeats and developed the perfect playbook of votes, ideology, and money to change Hungary’s democracy into an illiberal system, to ensure that he would win elections repeatedly. https://t.co/1BYAOXVsvL
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) April 5, 2022
In case you have any doubt this “democracy” nonsense is fake.
One of the reasons the EU is mad at Orban is because he allowed mail-in voting without an ID. pic.twitter.com/7MutEHsA4v
— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) April 4, 2022
Here’s a short vignette of life in post-white America. The whites watching this and the blacks fighting exist in two entirely different worlds.
Meanwhile at the McDonald’s in Dorchester pic.twitter.com/GzIEXp36Jq
— Mark (@MarkJMcDonough) April 3, 2022
Everything progressives don’t like is “fascism.” The progressives display the true “paranoid style” in American politics.
Threatening companies to try to bully them into silence as they also bully teachers, to try to make them too scared to teach any history that doesn’t slavishly comport to white “Christian” nationalism and heteronormativity. It’s straight up, unbridled fascism. Read more here: https://t.co/ImH3a44O68
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) April 5, 2022
The forces of fascism are alive and well on our own shores. We must remain constantly vigilant of the threats to democracy at home.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 3, 2022
The government has just confirmed its intention to ‘privatise’ Channel 4. This is not freedom or independence – its the seedbed of fascism
— Claudia Webbe MP (@ClaudiaWebbe) April 4, 2022
Someone should tell Ron DeSantis that threatening companies that don’t do what you want is called fascism.
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) April 2, 2022
No surprise to see Farage warmly congratulating Viktor Orbán, a fellow admirer of Putin.
What a repulsive traitor he is; crowing in delight at the fascism on the rise in Eastern Europe.
— Sir William Misanthrope 🌘🇺🇦 (@BillyVacant) April 4, 2022
Putin’s thugs defecated in Ukrainian buildings and on Ukrainian bodies
Trump’s thugs urinated and smeared feces on the walls of our hallowed Capitol
Different nation. Same revolting fascism
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) April 4, 2022
My old colleague Oliver Darcy, now at CNN, thinks what Fox chooses to promote is weird.
It’s remarkable how Fox amplifies tweets from random accounts like this. Happens on a regular basis. https://t.co/pStnlFfSvV
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 4, 2022
What’s far stranger is why interactions between blacks and whites become national news. Why was George Floyd anything more than a local story? Why was Amy Cooper, who called the police on a black man, turned into a villain by the press? Why do most national media outlets ignore even the most horrific black-on-white crimes? Still, Mr. Darcy is correct in implying that what stories a news channel promotes tells us a lot about what it wants discussed. I’d only note that CNN, MSNBC, and others should look in the mirror before going after Fox.
One pro-white account posted a claim that whites may not be around in 500 years. Some non-whites celebrated. No such response would be tolerated if the target were any other group.
500 years can’t come soon enough 🤧 https://t.co/hVUoXuUuPC
— 💘Magical Nigrem🛼🦑 (@They_eatin_cups) April 5, 2022
Rt to make the white race disappear faster 🥺♥️ https://t.co/zqqSOBAx7p
— TryshaPayta's Lost Child (@BlobFishIsGod) April 4, 2022
lets hope it doesn’t take a full 500 🤞🤞🤞 https://t.co/ICxkAS3DcU
— Mospddxjss (@mospddxjss) April 4, 2022
we actually have to nuke europe and restart what the fuck is wrong with euros https://t.co/WWKPgsaqvz
— solaria (@s0larbody) April 3, 2022
Finally, just some minor anti-white statements to motivate you.
Black people were charged with treason for revolting against slavery, yet thousands of white people attempt an insurrection and no one is charged with the crime. Where's justice? #RaiseAFist #FreshWords
— Chris!✊🏿💯 (@HaroldsBro) April 4, 2022
Imagine if America was as hard on racism as white people want it to be on crime
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) April 4, 2022
If you think its possible to be racist towards white people, please block me /srs
— Rose ..🐞🐱 (@mari_bugchat) April 4, 2022
I cannot overemphasize how much “reinforcing stereotypes” is not an actual problem. if it was, that would suggest racism is caused by POC acting a certain way, as opposed to white people BEING RACIST
— shereen (@shereeny) March 30, 2022
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