Even the Socialists are Worried about Censorship

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Annie Peterson | Civil Patriot 

Twitter’s decision to shut down the leader of the free world shocked people across the globe. 

“How can you censor someone? Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful? Where is the law, where is the regulation, what are the norms? This is an issue of government. This is not an issue for private companies.” – President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico

“The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance. Given that, the chancellor considers it problematic that the president’s accounts have been permanently suspended.” – Spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel

“This should be decided by citizens, not by a CEO … There needs to be public regulation of big online platforms.” –French Jr. Minister for EU Affairs, Clement Beaune

No one—even the most liberal—could believe that such censorship and outright political tyranny existed. 

But it does. 

Now, one of our country’s most prominent Democratic Socialists has expressed his views about the move by Twitter to oust President Trump. In an interview with the NY Times, Bernie Sanders had this to say:

“Do I feel particularly comfortable that the then-president of the United States could not express his views on Twitter? I don’t feel comfortable about that.” 

Folks, you know things are bad when the conservatives are in total agreement with the socialists. 

According to Epoch Times: 

Sanders, in his interview with Klein, said that he did not have a solution for how to balance freedom of speech with policing potentially harmful posts.

“I don’t know what the answer is. Do you want hate speech and conspiracy theories traveling all over this country? No,” Sanders said.

“But it is an issue that we have got to be thinking about. Because yesterday it was Donald Trump who was banned, and tomorrow, it could be somebody else who has a very different point of view,” he said.

He’s right about that. Conservatives are being booted right and left from Twitter and Facebook. 

  • Say one word in favor of Trump. . .and you’re out. 
  • Say one word against the vaccine. . .and you’re a goner. 
  • Say one word about voter fraud and you’re at risk of losing everything. 

Even the Socialists can see that our 1st Amendment rights are being stolen from us. 

Trump has been absent from social media for several months now but has announced a free speech platform of his own, which (reportedly) could be ready to go in a few months. He recently admitted that he’s enjoyed his hiatus from social media. 

I’ve enjoyed mine, too. 

I’ve stepped way back since Trump was booted. Maybe you have too. But choosing to step back and being told you’re not allowed to have a voice, even if you’re the President of the United States? 

Two completely different things. 

I do believe we’ll get this straightened out eventually. Democratic Socialists make strange bedfellows in the meantime, but I’ll take it, if it means Big Tech sits up and listens to us for a change. 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Yes, our 1st Amendment Rights are being stolen …. and just WHO is doing all that ‘stealing’ ? Because of the rash (and radical) decisions being made regarding what some consider “hate speech” (of course, it’s ALL OK with them if it disparages Trump!), I will not use Twitter nor any of the others who are censoring speech to suit themselves. They evidently think themselves to be GOD, if they think they know what is in the hearts and minds of anyone else !! Really shameful !!

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