We need a stronger wealth tax. It’s the privilege of straight white men. It is white power. The return of Apartheid. It’s been the crux of the left’s collapse since Twitter agreed to be bought out by the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, for $44 billion.
It’s been an emotional week for Twitter’s 436 million users. For those deeply invested in the daily ideological bashing on the micro-blogging platform, whether they participate in it or simply watch, Elon Musk buying Twitter was nothing less than Donald Trump winning the US elections in 2016. While the right applauds, the left is going through an unbearable crisis. It’s all rooted in their understanding of free speech – something Elon Musk pledged to restore to the platform just months before the US midterm elections. Shortly after the deal was announced, it was discovered that the Biden administration was planning to create a “Disinformation Governance Council” that many have likened to the Orwellian Ministry of Truth. Musk’s timing is truly ruthless.
Twitter has been repeatedly accused of banning conservative voices and arbitrarily suspending them. It was the first to misrepresent sitting US President Donald Trump in January 2020. In October 2020, Twitter censored a new story about Hunter Biden and the ‘laptop from hell’ raising ethical questions on Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president just before. the election. The New York Post was silenced for days and the link to their Hunter Biden story was censored on Twitter. Users couldn’t link the story to their tweets even if they wanted to. Twitter later reversed the heavy-handed decision after facing heavy criticism. The lead lawyer behind those policies, Vijaya Gadde, reportedly cried during a team meeting with distraught Twitter employees after the deal with Elon Musk, who criticized the same decisions. The fact that almost 99% of Twitter employees support Democratic candidates reveals how little diversity of thought exists within the company and the results are evident and consistent with left-wing political agendas in the West, but without be limited to it.
As the left pursues its agenda with little to no debate, using censorship and cancel culture to trample anyone who disagrees, the right twists to fight back in a moment of fair play. And now they think they have it. A game level area. And that is why this is a huge coup in the political arenas of the world, and especially in the United States. But billionaire Elon Musk can hardly be considered a right-wing ideologue in the traditional sense. He just doesn’t fit the bill – he’s hardly been involved in politics and so far seemed to live more for the world’s tech future and well, memes. But things got political when, like any other proponent of free speech, he accepted the right of the right to speak without the obvious risk of being arbitrarily censored. Freedom of speech is a simple ideal that was once rooted in morality until the morally depraved took the reins to define morality itself and enjoyed protection and patronage under the policies of a iron-fisted, discriminatory, left-wing Big Tech platform.
Naturally, when all of this was challenged by a powerful billionaire, a massive meltdown erupted. Suddenly, billionaires were no longer supposed to own media companies, and social media politics could affect election results. But the billionaires have been around for a while now and election results have always been influenced by social media politics. Amazon founder and second richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post. Billionaire Marc Benioff owns Time Magazine. And the list continues. The only problem for the left is that the wrong guy took over Twitter and dramatically eclipsed the rest.
China, hypocrisy and Jeff Bezos
One of the outclasses, Jeff Bezos didn’t take that too well either. He wondered in a tweet if the Chinese government had gained any leverage in the world’s city square. In the following tweet, he added: “My own answer to this question is probably no. The more likely outcome in this regard is complexity in China for Tesla, rather than censorship on Twitter. While that’s a legitimate concern, it’s a bit rich coming from the Bezos as his companies are far from a clean record when it comes to dealing with the authoritarian Chinese government. Amazon has removed all ratings and customer reviews for a book by Xi Jinping on its Chinese websites to comply with angry authorities. He also created a separate section on his US website called “China Books” which markets over 90,000 books, all to curry favor with the Chinese government by spreading his propaganda. The Washington Post, on the other hand, has its own part in Bezos’ checkered corporate history. When Chinese state media China Daily admitted in 2020 to paying US newspapers $19 million, it was found that the Washington Post had received around $4.6 million since 2016 for publishing “China Watch” – a brilliant section devoted solely to Chinese Communist Party propaganda.
Tying up with the propaganda arm of the Chinese government should have stopped Jeff Bezos from commenting on Musk’s interests in China, but the dangers of being beaten by Elon Musk wouldn’t be a first for the billionaire, and that may be why their rivalry started about 17 years ago has continued. While Musk has accused Bezos of being a “copycat” and even trolled his space company Blue Origin’s “blue moon” lander with a “blue balls” montage, the two have fought over things like a ramp. NASA launch that SpaceX eventually won the right to take over, and the contents of a patent claimed by Blue Origin that was later denied in favor of SpaceX.
Is the call for freedom of expression a crime?
The Washington Post, like every other left-leaning media portal, attacked Musk for his latest free speech pledge on Twitter. The general editorial line for all is to play on the dangers of free speech as it has never existed before in the United States with its usual checks and balances and a functioning democracy capable of creating laws based on needs and healthy political debates. According to the left, white supremacists will now be unleashed on the platform and in the country. Many believed him and took to the Chinese Communist Party-linked Tik Tok to express their grief and announce their decision to quit Twitter, without once encountering the irony of it all.
In a nutshell, the western left has moved so far to the left that it does not believe in the freedoms and normal existence of those even slightly to the right of center, or right in the center. The Western left has harnessed political power to suppress debate and nullify people to silence them for good and crush the will of those who would dare to challenge this ideological monopoly.
Because this disruptive development furthers the conservatives’ longstanding argument that they are being targeted by the platform, generalizes the choice to fearlessly disagree with the left and, more importantly, blows up coverage of the left that co-opted Big Tech and enlightened everyone to believe otherwise, the ongoing meltdown is indeed an event for posterity to take note of.
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