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Elon Musk has bought Twitter and lefties are terrified because Mr. Musk calls himself a “free speech absolutist.” Nothing scares the Left more than letting everyone talk. “The NAACP calls for Musk to keep Trump off Twitter.”

It said that if he returns, “lives are at risk, and so is American democracy.”

Matthew Rosza, a prominent writer for Salon and other liberal publications says, “If Elon Musk allows Trump back on Twitter, it will be a death blow to the free world.”

A death blow.

A weekly columnist for The Guardian with half a million followers says, “Elon Musk’s “free speech absolutism” is lethal.

On MSNBC, Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase “has sent shock waves through much of the anti-disinformation political universe.”

People reminded us that Elon Musk was born in South Africa. BLM star Shaun King says “it’s about white power. The man was raised in Apartheid by a white nationalist.

This black lady, who has written for every big magazine you can think of, called Elon Musk “an apartheid houseplant.”

And then, there is anti-racism swami Tim Wise: “Fuck Elon Musk, Apartheid Baby. You, your company, and everyone who Stans for you. We’re gonna have to deal with Nazis the way our grandparents did because Elon Musk is gonna let them say whatever they want in the name of free speech. Cool, there are other options . . .”

Other options?

You might expect a former Secretary of Labor to be thoughtful, but Robert Reich says banning people is “necessary to protect democracy.”

He says that with Elon Musk, we would be living a “brave new nightmare,” “dominated by the richest and most powerful people in the world, who wouldn’t be accountable to anyone.”

What? Who does he think’s running social media now? He just wants his billionaires in charge, not Elon Musk.

There is no end to this kind of hysteria, so here’s my last example. This unknown person wrote that Twitter, Inc. sold out to Twitler. Heil Twitler.

The graphics are terrible, but the message is clear: Hitler was a free-speech absolutist.

Conservatives, of course, are pleased. Many people who work for Twitter are not, and that’s no surprise. As the New York Post reported, “Twitter employees give to Democrats by wide margin.”

Can you guess the margin? Last year, 99 percent of their political contributions went to Democrats. Ninety-nine percent.

Twitter employs thousands and thousands of censors who control what gets tweeted. Their boss is an Indian-born lawyer named Vijaya Gadde. Here’s a headline from Politico about her: “Twitter’s top lawyer reassures staff, cries during meeting about Musk takeover.”

Of course she cried. That woman – an outright enemy of free speech – had tremendous power, and now she’s probably out of a job. It was her department that banned the president of the United States who had 88 million followers, and that suppressed the 100-percent authentic story about Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Her world has turned upside down.

The people who run social media, and the leftists who love them want to control what you read, what you hear, and – ultimately – what you do. It’s not an exaggeration to say that they want to rule the world.

You probably never heard of a study written in 2018 by Google called “The Good Censor.”

It was leaked to Breitbart News, so copies online have the Breitbart stamp. The prestige media ignored it. The report noted that the pioneers of the internet thought they were building a utopia in which everyone could speak freely. The authors reminded us there was a time – around 2012 – when Twitter executives called their company “the free speech wing of the free speech party.”

They were free-speech absolutists.

Until it didn’t work out the way they wanted. When all people had a chance to speak, some of them said things the Silicon Valley bosses didn’t like. The solution was not to debate them but to call them names and shut them up. As the report noted, “The early utopian period of the internet has collapsed under the weight of bad behaviour.”

Bad “beliefs have been able to flourish on the internet. Once-controversial voices have been emboldened by like-minded individuals and are making their way offline, both on the streets and at the polls.”

What were the awful consequences? The report­­ mentions the rise of nationalist parties in Britain and Germany and, worst of all, the election of Donald Trump.

That’s why we needed the good censor. To stop those things from happening. That’s why, as the report says, “Tech firms have gradually shifted away from unmediated free speech and towards censorship,” from an “unmediated marketplaces of ideas” to “well-ordered spaces for safety and civility.”

“Well-ordered” means that Big Tech can gag people it doesn’t like.

This Google report wasn’t supposed to get outside of the company. And it didn’t come from Twitter. But it confirms what we already knew: These people are convinced they know best, and they are determined to run the world. Their arrogance, their contempt for you are breathtaking.

And, of course, in their arrogance, all the Big Tech companies banned me and American Renaissance. Twitter won’t even let you send a link to the AmRen home page, and if you send an article, anyone who clicks on it gets this scary message.

I was one of the first Twitter casualties. My wings were clipped on December 18, 2017, after more than six years of tweeting and 41,000 followers. This was the last of my 1,679 tweets, noting that Twitter had already stripped me of my blue check mark, and predicting that it “may kill me off entirely tomorrow.”

It did. When I appealed the ban, Twitter wrote back to say I was “affiliated with a violent extremist group.” The good censor just makes it up as he goes along. Twitter left me with a strange, abandoned-building of an account, with vacant graphics, no followers, and no way to tweet.

But since the company is under new management, I sent an official request to get the lights turned back on. I’m now Case Number 0265348562.

I guess the company has a lot on its hands.

It is so amusing when lefties show their true colors. For years, they have wanted more censorship. Always more. They always get more, but it’s never enough. And that’s why they’re howling.

They’re not worried because it’s Elon Musk. It could be Oprah Winfrey, for heaven’s sake. The only problem is a buyer who believes in free speech. The worst things Elon Musk has ever said are that Canadian truckers rule and that gender pronouns are silly.

The word “racist” doesn’t appear once in his very long Wikipedia article.

So, why are lefties predicting the end of the world? Because their world could end. Because their world *requires* censorship and can’t survive free speech. They saw it during the early years of the internet, when we beat the pants off them and they had ban us to keep from losing. That’s like playing in a tournament only after you have kneecapped all the players who can beat you. You’d think they’d be ashamed to play so dirty, but that seems to be second nature to them.

Elon Musk is still going to have a fight. I bet some of his employees will try to sabotage the company, but it will survive and maybe I’ll get my account back. Twitter will make the world a better place. One billionaire did it in 2016. Another is doing it now.

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  1. I’m sorry to say, Jared, but your account will probably stay banned for good. When Elon means “free speech,” he means allowing milquetoast conservatives like BabylonBee back on Twitter. White advocacy, in the mind of a conservative free speech supporter, will never be accepted or tolerated by any billionaire receiving government money. And you can expect other white dissidents to be left out, too.

    • Replies: @SMK
  2. meamjojo says:

    When Musk wakes up from his dreaming and realizes that making over Twitter in the image he wants is going to make it unable to attract sufficient revenue to pay off its debt, let alone remain a viable entity, he will likely just walk away and pay the \$1 billion termination fee.

    Musk is worth about \$270 billion. \$1 billion of that is about .37% of the total.

    To make an equivalence, if you were worth \$1 million, .37% would be \$370. You wouldn’t worry about such a small amount. Same for Musk and the \$1 billion walkaway fee.

    He’d be smart to take the walk and focus on more achievable tasks, like starting a Mars colony.

    • Replies: @fran
    , @Notsofast
  3. SMK says: • Website
    @Pop Warner

    Sean Hannity wonders if and is worried that twitter, under Elon Musk, will allow freedom of speech to those who espouse “overt racism” and “real racism” and anti-Semitism but, unsurprisingly, doesn’t define what he means by “overt racism” and “real racism.” Assuming he’s even knows who Jared Taylor is or, if so, has read any of his articles, would he argue that Jared and hid acolytes be banned from and censored on Twitter.

  4. fran says:
    @meamjojo

    The censorship didn’t start until 2016, when Trump won the presidency and forced the neoliberal globohomo establishment to reveal their totalitarian nature. Today’s dystopian internet censorship is a recent phenomenon and even the most tech illiterate boomers have noticed what’s going on. Don’t try to pretend that it’s always been this way.

  5. BuelahMan says:

    People seem to be clamoring back to Twitter for more corralling. I don’t get it. You want more abuse? Can’t get enough as it is?

  6. Realist says:

    It is too easy to blame our problems on the left. The right is just as culpable through inaction and many times complete alliance with the left. It is way past time for those not in control…to take control.
    The time for pissing and moaning is over.

    • Agree: Punch Brother Punch
    • Replies: @HdC
  7. HdC says:
    @Realist

    Agreed, but how? How do those not in control, take control in an acceptable way?
    I certainly do not advocate kinetic revolution nor self immolation.
    The best I can think of is withdrawal of one’s services or labour.
    With 1/2 of the population living pay check to pay check, this does not appear to be a promising prospect.

    • Replies: @Realist
  8. Notsofast says:
    @meamjojo

    how soon can you leave for mars?

  9. Jared

    I agree with all that you have said, there is an abundance of evidence, over the centuries, and conservatives know what is happening … intuitively, if not by explicit items … the latter which you have articulated.

    With the new owner, yes, we can expect an improvement from twitter … and more profitability because they will not need the army of censors that they have.

    But no, there is no reason to expect that Musk supports free speech, or that twitter will support free speech under him. He is better than the creepy liberals but he is not what he says he is. He will redefine free speech (he has already started), and serve up his autistic version of it, promoting anti-God rhetoric, Mars shots, and whatever his obsession of the day is … while suppressing what he hates.

    That is to say, he is not just another big-tech oligarch like the terrible ones we have had thus far, but he is just another big-tech oligarch. And once he feels the power of the reins in his hands, as opposed to what he says right now, what he will do is not predictable. All we can safely expect is some improvement, certainly not free speech.

    • Replies: @Incisive One
    , @Eric Novak
  10. Realist says:
    @HdC

    Agreed, but how? How do those not in control, take control in an acceptable way?

    In an acceptable way??? For who? The only acceptable way is the way that destroys the current control.

    I certainly do not advocate kinetic revolution…

    So you have no ideas…you are willing to accept the current situation?

    • Disagree: Incisive One
    • Replies: @HdC
  11. @Incisive One

    Remember the “hyperloop” ? It was a 100% plagiarised from George Medhurst’s 1799 design, no attribution, of course. It will “devolve” to an ordinary tunnel, same as the other copies.

    The concept of huge non-biodegradable batteries that require rare earth minerals (think child labour in primitive countries) and highly sophisticated manufacturing, is insane, the very opposite of natural energy; non-pollution; and sustainability. But it is sold as “sustainable”.

    The guy is a freak. A very rich freak.

  12. @Incisive One

    Twitter is now the sole property of Elon Musk, so he does not need Twitter to support freedom of speech under him because he will just dump anyone who doesn’t. That’s what happens when you buy a business.

  13. HdC says:
    @Realist

    Certainly I have ideas; withdrawing one’s labours being the most powerful idea I can think of in a capitalist economy ie. the western world. This is what I mean by “acceptable way” because it is legal and powerful.

    I stated that this was not likely to happen because 50% of the workers live from pay check to pay check.

    Another idea that may be worth pursuing is to write a letter to your representative that lists your concerns. In its conclusion simply state that unless your concerns are addressed in a meaningful way, you will contribute and volunteer for one of the opposing candidates.

    This method is imminently scale-able and, who knows, may catch on.

    What ideas do you have, one that won’t get you killed or put into prison?

    • Replies: @Realist
  14. Realist says:
    @HdC

    Certainly I have ideas; withdrawing one’s labours being the most powerful idea I can think of in a capitalist economy ie. the western world. This is what I mean by “acceptable way” because it is legal and powerful.

    I stated that this was not likely to happen because 50% of the workers live from pay check to pay check.

    So that idea is useless.

    Another idea that may be worth pursuing is to write a letter to your representative that lists your concerns. In its conclusion simply state that unless your concerns are addressed in a meaningful way, you will contribute and volunteer for one of the opposing candidates.

    In no way will the electoral system play a part in the salvation of this country.

    What ideas do you have, one that won’t get you killed or put into prison?

    I’m in my upper seventies…I’m not going to do anything…except laugh at the dumb bastards that think voting will solve anything. Here is a hint the solution may well get many killed or put into prison…it depends on how far the Deep State wants to take it.

    If there are not enough people in this country willing to die or be put in prison to save this country…then so be it.

    • Replies: @HdC
    , @Bro43rd
  15. HdC says:
    @Realist

    Sounds like you and I are of a similar age, and you are not prepared to do anything, but advocate that others should be prepared to die or be imprisoned to save your country. Nice.

    I am not prepared to die or go to prison, nor do I advocate that anyone else do so, to save my country.

    What I do advocate is that during elections the voters contribute to and volunteer in the election campaign of INDEPENDENT candidates, ie. candidates without any political party affiliation!

    If the majority of elected representatives were independents, the government would be paralyzed and unable to pass any more destructive laws or increase taxation. Sounds perfect to me. It would force extensive debate on every issue before the representatives and, perhaps, increased coverage by the media.

    I can imagine these debates to deteriorate into very noisy and perhaps kinetic occurrences, perhaps to such an extent that its entertainment value exceeds anything the media has to offer.

    • Replies: @Realist
  16. Realist says:

    Sounds like you and I are of a similar age, and you are not prepared to do anything, but advocate that others should be prepared to die or be imprisoned to save your country. Nice.

    I am not advocating that anyone prepare to die or be imprisoned to save their country. What I advocate is to stop pissing and moaning about a problem, if you are not willing to do something substantive about that problem.

    What I do advocate is that during elections the voters contribute to and volunteer in the election campaign of INDEPENDENT candidates, ie. candidates without any political party affiliation!

    If the majority of elected representatives were independents, the government would be paralyzed and unable to pass any more destructive laws or increase taxation. Sounds perfect to me. It would force extensive debate on every issue before the representatives and, perhaps, increased coverage by the media.

    LOL. WTF…you do live in a dream world. If you are about my age…you should have grown up long before now.

  17. Realist says:
    @HdC

    Sounds like you and I are of a similar age, and you are not prepared to do anything, but advocate that others should be prepared to die or be imprisoned to save your country. Nice.

    I am not advocating that anyone prepare to die or be imprisoned to save their country. What I advocate is to stop pissing and moaning about a problem, if you are not willing to do something substantive about that problem.

    What I do advocate is that during elections the voters contribute to and volunteer in the election campaign of INDEPENDENT candidates, ie. candidates without any political party affiliation!

    If the majority of elected representatives were independents, the government would be paralyzed and unable to pass any more destructive laws or increase taxation. Sounds perfect to me. It would force extensive debate on every issue before the representatives and, perhaps, increased coverage by the media.

    LOL. WTF…you do live in a dream world. If you are about my age…you should have grown up long before now.

  18. Bro43rd says:
    @Realist

    Realist says,
    “Here is a hint the solution may well get many killed or put into prison…it depends on how far the Deep State wants to take it.” & “If there are not enough people in this country willing to die or be put in prison to save this country…then so be it.”

    That would be advocating for other people to die or go to prison, imho. I can’t quite figure you out realist. A “patriot” who believes in revolution ala 1776, a leftist out trolling the UR commentariat, or deepstate agent provocateur. Or something else……

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