Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by Ethan Huff
The left is far too busy at the moment rooting on the technocratic thought police that are actively censoring conservative and out-of-the-box thinking online to notice that what they’re now advocating for is really no different than the policies of old that forced black people to sit at the back of the bus behind whites.
In a recent CounterThink segment on InfoWars, available for viewing at REAL.video, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, presents a fictitious scenario that perfectly illustrates this point, demonstrating the absolute outrage that would ensue were all black people being banned from social media as opposed to people with with right-leaning politics.
Parodying statements previously issued by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, in which he’s tried to defend the silencing of conservative voices using “hate speech” as the rationale, Adams exposes the utter hypocrisy of the left in demanding that anything it doesn’t like be muzzled and removed from the conversation.
When challenged on the First Amendment implications of this, liberals are quick to say that Twitter, Facebook, and others are private companies, meaning they can censor whomever they want.
It’s important to note that this same standard doesn’t apply to Jack Phillips, the Colorado cake baker whom liberals say should be forced to bake cakes for homosexuals, of course. That’s because nobody should be allowed to discriminate against liberals; only against conservatives.
“Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced today that Twitter will ban the online speech of all black people,” Adams reads from a fictitious press release as part of a dramatization illustrating this point.
“‘This,’ says Dorsey, ‘is perfectly allowable because Twitter is a private company, and according to the current consensus on the left, private companies can ban anyone they like.’ As of today, according to Jack Dorsey, black people can no longer use Twitter. Black employees at Twitter are no longer allowed to eat at the company cafeteria. And anyone of dark skin color is being asked to sit in the back of Twitter’s offices.
The made-up press release goes on to explain that all quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will also be removed from Twitter in order to comply with the new rules. Anything black-related will no longer be a part of the Twitter network because, again, it’s a private company and it can do whatever it wants.
None of this is real, of course, and is simply trying to prove a point that liberals just don’t seem to get: that censorship and discrimination go both ways. Policies that allow for the silencing of all conservative thought online can quickly change to the silencing of all liberal thought online, depending on who’s in charge.
“Alex Jones and InfoWars [represent] the true definition of diversity of ideas and tolerance of individual liberty, because here at InfoWars … I know that he welcomes people of all different backgrounds, as long as are pro-liberty. That’s the key,” Adams emphasizes about what true tolerance looks like.
“Alex doesn’t judge you by your skin color, your sexual orientation, your religion or lack of religion, your country of origin. None of that stuff, not by how you look. Alex judges you the way I do: which is to say, are you pro-liberty? Do you support individual liberty? Are you rooted in logic and reason and rationality?”
“These are the things that matter. These are the things, by the way, that people like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called for when he said we should judge people by the content of their character, and not the color of their skin. Don’t be skin deep. Look into the soul, look into the spirit of people.”
Be sure to watch the full segment of Counter Think with Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at REAL.video.
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