As if the misinformation news media wasn’t already bad enough, the industry has taken yet another hard left turn and gone wokety woke woke in what they claim to present as news. The news being circulated today is a series of “Don’t listen to what we told you yesterday, listen to what we’re telling you today.”
One of those woke news outlets is Time Magazine. Charlotte Alter, a Time national correspondent, dismissed Elon Musk’s pursuit to turn Twitter into a free speech platform as a white male “obsession,” and a business way to gain influence and power in the world. Can you imagine saying something similar about a black male? A Hispanic male? A Muslim male? Only white males are open season to woke reporters.
Good Lord, these people are nuts.
This fruitcake, Alter, also said Musk‘s idea of free speech is about the right to spread “disinformation,” the new keyword for authoritarian types who want to censor opposing viewpoints, and that what Musk wants to do with free speech has nothing to do with what our Founding Fathers originally intended.
The woke supremacy uses the idea that any speech that does not agree with the views of the supremacy is harmful to society. They believe the government should play an active role is censoring such speech. Of course, what they call disinformation is really information that counters their asinine ideas and ideology.
Alters wrote, “They say that something is worth what someone will pay for it. If that’s true, then protecting ‘free speech,’ which Elon Musk has cited as a central reason he agreed to buy Twitter for $44 billion this week, may be worth twice as much as solving America’s homelessness problem, and seven times as much as solving world hunger.” She added, “It’s worth more (to him, at least) than educating every child in nearly 50 countries, more than the GDP of Serbia, Jordan, or Paraguay.”
Who is this crazy woman to tell anyone what they should spend their money on?
She went on to say, “In a culture that places a premium on achieving the impossible, some tech titans may also see the liberal consensus on acceptable speech as yet another boundary to break. In Silicon Valley, bucking the liberal conventions about harmful speech can seem like the maverick move.”
That’s patently absurd. The top tech companies are all into censoring conservative viewpoints. Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Twitter (at least up until when Musk bought it) are the reason why a few platforms came out to push free speech. The majority of Silicon Valley tech is woke leftism. The pushback for free speech wouldn’t have happened without tech tyrants silencing half the country.
Alters, like most woke news people, doesn’t have a clue about the importance of free speech in a Constitutional democratic republic.
Case in point. Twitter and Facebook censored the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop prior to the 2020 election because they wanted to help the Democrat candidate, Joe Biden. The misinformation news media swore the story was nothing more than Russian disinformation. But then, suddenly, after the 2020 election, we discover that the laptop story was true, and the Left censored it for political reasons. They altered an election with censorship.
Polls show that a significant amount of Democrats say they would not have voted for Biden had they known he was the head of a crime family in bed with Moscow and Beijing.
Jason Goldman, who was on the founding team at Twitter and served on the company’s board from 2007 to 2010 before joining the Obama Administration, says the tech rhetoric around free speech has become an obsession of the mostly white, male members of the tech elite, who made their billions in the decades before a rapidly diversifying workforce changed the culture at many of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley.
They “would rather go back to the way things were,” Goldman says, “and are couching that in terms of ‘free speech’ or ‘we’re not going to allow politics to be part of the conversation.’”
The ignorance of Goldman is breathtaking. He is saying that speech that is “unacceptable” to the woke is being couched by the non-woke in the terms of free speech. In other words, speech that the woke do not like is evil, and conservatives are trying to get the right to spread evil speech by calling it free speech. It shows he doesn’t have the slightest clue what free speech is all about. Free speech means you have the right to speak freely. It doesn’t mean you get to block speech you don’t like. This line of thinking also shows the arrogance of the woke to believe that only what they say is true and any differing opinion is disinformation.
Like I said, these people are nuts.
For years, progressives have tried to tell the American people that the Founding Fathers were not really into liberty and freedom as much as we want to believe. They want us to forget the writings and speeches produced by the Founders that betray woke politics as the slimy regurgitation of Marxist rhetoric to destroy the nation. Alters is one of those who wants to rewrite our history to benefit the woke supremacy of today.
The irony of it all is that the woke’s entire argument of disinformation is itself disinformation. They’re just too stupid to see it.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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