Can’t wait until we have a Covid surge in October right before the election that requires mail-in voting…another stolen election is on the way. And, name a story that disappeared faster than the Brooklyn subway mass shooting. Inflation was 1.4% when Trump left office. Today it is 8.5%.
Lots of losers are posting their L’s proclaiming Elon Musk has enough money to end homelessness and hunger, but instead, he wants to buy Twitter. Dude paid $11 billion in taxes. Question: Our government spent 5 trillion dollars last year – why didn’t they end homelessness and hunger?
Regardless of whether Elon Musk is successful in buying Twitter, he has done something far more important. He’s exposed the gaping divide between people who truly believe in free speech and those that are absolutely terrified of it. Now you know exactly who they are.
To counter Musk, Vanguard is now the largest shareholder of Twitter. Vanguard is also the largest shareholder of Pfizer…I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that Twitter will ban anyone that speaks negatively about the Pfizer vaccine.
The left-wing blue check panic over @elonmusk potentially buying @twitter is funny. All the blue checks who have lectured us for years by saying, “It’s a private company, if you don’t like it, leave” are panicking like crazy over their echo chambers being challenged.
NEW: “The reason Elon Musk’s offer is so dangerous is that it promises to pry an inept and decadent class of parasites out of their carefully crafted safe spaces and force them to once again face the public they so callously manipulate.” — @AuronMacintyre.
The irony is that Leftist control of social media platforms has deluded them into absurd ideas that are only defensible if they can continue to censor and ban their opponents online
Democratic politicians and media figures met at the University of Chicago to discuss how to better shape news, combat “disinformation,” and reeducate those with conservative views.
The political and media elite shared ideas on how to expand censorship and control what people read or viewed in the news. The same figures are now alarmed that Elon Musk could gain greater influence over Twitter and, perish the thought, restore free speech protections to the site. The latest is former labor secretary under President Clinton, Robert Reich, who wrote a perfectly Orwellian column in the Guardian titled “Elon Musk’s vision for the internet is dangerous nonsense.”
However, the column offers an insight into the anti-free speech mentality that has taken hold of the Democratic party and the mainstream media.
Reich explains that it is not about freedom but tyranny. More free speech means less freedom.
It is the type of argument commonly used in China and other authoritarian nations–and an increasing number of American academics and writers. Indeed, his column is reminiscent of the professors who have called for the adoption of the Chinese model for censoring views on the Internet.
In an article published in The Atlantic by Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith and University of Arizona law professor Andrew Keane Woods called for Chinese-style censorship of the internet, stating that “in the great debate of the past two decades about freedom versus control of the network, China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong.”
Reich tells people not to be lured by freedom of speech: “Musk says he wants to ‘free’ the internet. But what he really aims to do is make it even less accountable than it is now.” What Reich refers to as “accountability” is being accountable to those like himself who can filter out views and writings that are deemed harmful for readers.
Reich then goes full Orwellian:
“Musk advocates free speech but in reality it’s just about power. Power compelled Musk to buy $2.64bn of Twitter stock, making him the largest individual shareholder.”
Reich insists that censorship of views like former President Donald Trump are “necessary to protect American democracy.” So…..Less freedom is more freedom.
Hunter Biden’s access to lucrative financial opportunities also came with expectations — including kicking back as much as 50% of his earnings to his dad, text messages on his old laptop show.
“I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” Hunter Biden groused to daughter Naomi in January 2019. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike pop, I won’t make you give me half your salary.” Pop is Joe Biden.
The laptop — infamously abandoned at a Delaware repair shop in April 2019 — does not contain any direct evidence of such money transfers, but does show that Hunter was routinely on the hook for his father’s household expenses while Joe Biden was vice president.
California is one of the most unequal & segregated states in the nation, with crushing costs, dwindling mobility, and a failing education system The @latimes urging Biden to “make America California again” is ominous, given CA is the flagship of failure.
China builds 40% of the world’s merchant ships. The US builds .1%. In the emerging multipolar world where the US has peer & near-peer adversaries, we can’t maintain US security when we don’t make essential items like ships, chips, and even antibiotics.