The beginning of official government thought control and censorship has been announced with a high school girl squealing in delight at being the center of attention on her phone as well as being the chief government censor. Heaven forbid that your peroxide style is out of date. You could be sent to Boston!
The only way to challenge and expose an ill-conceived idea is to break down and dispute that very idea with reasoning and then offer a superior alternative. It will be problematic to dissolve such ideas by pushing them into the midst of the dark web or online forums such as 4Chan or 8Chan. In other words, censorship will merely add more oxygen to these ideas, and they will continue to grow.
All this failure requires cover stories, narratives. Russia did it! Covid-19 did it! White supremacists did it! Trump did it! Narrative failure would equal failure of the Left altogether, so the Left requires the sturdiest possible apparatus for suppressing counter-narratives that lean in the direction of reality, its enemy. The Left found that apparatus in social media, the new vehicle for political debate, especially Twitter,
Facts Matter, Unless They’re Bad For Joe Biden: New Analysis By Big Tech Watchdog Exposes Mass Hypocrisy
Yet as bad as this analysis looks for Big Tech – and for our freedom of speech as a result – the picture looks even more bleak when we consider the context. MRC’s analysis only took into consideration the censorship of material relating to Joe Biden. What would those numbers look like if they included criticisms of Vice-President Kamala Harris? And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? And Senate Leader Chuck Schumer?
Right Over Their Heads! Elon Musk Trolls Twitter On Their Own Platform, And the Left Totally Misses It
And the serious reactions to the not-so-serious tweet weren’t just limited to Twitter. The leftwing media fell for Musk’s trolling as well. Consider this headline from The Street, “Musk Has an Original Idea to Solve The Homeless Crisis in San Francisco.” Or this one from Business Insider, “Elon Musk floated the idea of turning Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters into a homeless shelter.” Well done, Elon, well done.
Neil Young was as anti-establishment as one gets. And now, in the October of his years, Young has totally flipped. He’s fully onboard with government control, so much so that he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is. A man whom the establishment would have loved to have silenced in the early days of his career is now calling for the silencing of others, particularly Joe Rogan. The singer who attacked the government and the establishment for putting “Mother Nature on the run, in the 1970s” is now advocating for that same government and establishment to de-platform those with whom he disagrees.