The Left has a new workaround for Liberty: Dominate and shut down the marketplace of Ideas.
Let’s be blunt about it: socialism is based on lies. These begin with the lie that socialism is about freedom and Liberty. When in actuality it is about central planning of the economy and the radical redistribution of wealth requiring coercion or the threat of force, the antithesis of freedom and Liberty.
This is why the Left cannot abide free speech or the free exchange of ideas. This is why the Left has to dominate the conversation and shut down the marketplace of ideas. Glenn Beck recently highlighted an article from website spinquark: Welcome to Social Government making the point that the leadership of the dominant social media organs comes from the Left.
Social media companies aren’t held to constitutional standards because they’re private companies. But they’re also protected by the government because they’re considered “platforms,” not “publishers.” Well, the government has figured this out and has seen the power of using social media to circumvent the First Amendment and silence conservative voices.
Have you noticed how the DNC doesn’t seem at all concerned about the 2020 election, even though the Democratic candidates are pushing policies that are even too radical for the left? Why would they do that if they’re trying to win the hearts and minds of Americans? A website called Spinquark just released a chilling article that reveals exactly how many people who are directly connected to the progressive political machine are now working for big tech to control our conversations online — and they’re unquestionably interfering with the 2020 election.
The Left’s ‘workarounds’ for Liberty.
It was in the self-defense realm that the Authoritarian Socialist Left really tuned up for their full-scale assault on Liberty. They are busily assaulting this basic human right on multiple fronts at the Federal, state and local levels. They have imposed new restrictions on Liberty as well as ever-increasing taxes on ammunition and firearms in addition to attacks against the financial underpinnings of the industry.
They also developed a new way of going after free speech, a new way of hacking Liberty. The workaround of setting up dominate media systems that pretend to be platforms while acting as publishers. Offer a ‘Free’ service [how is that for subliminal irony?] that squeezes out the competition and then squeeze out the voices of freedom. They have the best of both worlds, pretending to support Liberty while working against it.
Leftists love to play the game of pretense, exploiting labels and terms that poll positively while being of the nothing of the kind. They work against Liberty whilst casting themselves as ‘Liberal’. They dredge up ideas of ancient Greece whilst claiming to be ‘progressive’. Worse yet, they exploit the word democratic while wanting a small cadre of collectivists running the show. Their social media manipulation is one of the most egregious examples.
The suppression of Liberty by dominant social media organs means they are acting publishers while enjoying the governmental protections of being platforms. The government is already interfering in the space, providing them protection they clearly do not deserve. Removing that protection would take away that unwarranted interference while conserving Liberty. That is what we need to demand, before it is too late.
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