So, an ex president (Guess who) is now on TV demanding a crackdown on free speech. But only for CERTAIN people. (Guess who.) Is this where you folks are now? Even speech is scary and offensive to you? Do you fear what IS SAID or what MIGHT BE SAID? Why would silencing the opposition be so important now? You endorsed riots for 4 years. And, don't you think that shutting us out of the dialog will just cause the unrest you fear? Of course not. Logic was never the leftist position.
Change is inevitable and failure is always possible but defeat is a choice. We do not have control over everything that happens around us. But we do have control over how we react. If we remain firmly rooted to our principles and firmly grounded in what is right, then the winds of change may bend us but we will not break.
Speech, print, blogs, and opinions are not sedition unless the government has reason to fear those words. And, the only people fearing the words I have posted in defense of liberty for all people, of every description, at all times; are fascists who fear that idea.
And, let's use logic and reason this out; without invoking the excuse of "racism." The same people and politicians that have spent 12 or more years defending rioting, looting, burning, beating people in the streets, and the killing of police; are now saying that posting an opinion on the internet is seditious, violent, and should be banned. It cannot be both ways. If you believe that some people are to be silenced from even expressing opinions, while others are allowed to loot, pillage, and burn; then you advocate fascism. If you believe that only certain people should be allowed to express themselves and that only those people are allowed violence; then you are not for liberty. You are for the exercise of power against those you see as a threat. And, that is fascism. Speech, pr
"You are just mad because you are a racist, huh?" No, I am an angry man, who has never been anything but inclusive. Who is tired of being told that I am racist because I believe in freedom of speech for EVERYBODY. I'm a man that has a black boss, family of every description, has worked my ass off for youth if every race, creed, color, and gender, and has had a black foster son, who is tired of being told that I am racist just for being white. I'm tired of the false accusations, the hatred, and the attempts to silence my voice because of the assumptions about what is in my heart because of my skin color. That's who I am.
We now have the digital equivalent of the Nazi Brownshirts. If you do not fall in line with what you are ordered to think, believe, say, and do; you will be hauled into the public square of opinion, poked, prodded, and beaten bloody to make an example of you. That is all this tech warfare really is; the attempt of the new empire to silence and intimidate any opposition. They believe they have won. But like the French Resistance, we are prepared to fight them from the "underground." They cannot silence us all with any measures short of murder. ***I am NOT inciting violence. But I AM inciting resistance.*** Resist with your every breath. Refuse to comply with their demand for silence. Expose them for who they are. And remind the children what freedom means. We will resist.
You cannot influence others by telling them what to think, say, do, or feel. Influence and change are only possible when the free will is used to accept what you offer. (Case in point: every teen boy, ever.)
Demanding that everyone think as you do or be silenced is in no way, shape, or form seeking unity. If you believe that those not thinking and speaking as you are silenced, sanctioned, or sent away; you are a dictator, not a peacemaker.
I will say only this: if whole businesses can be shut down and speech made criminal, it is only a matter of time before we are all made outlaws. If they can silence an entire segment of the country by destroying a business that opposes sensorship, or the lives of people not voting as they demand, then they can sensor all speech on any platform and destroy any life they choose. And you who revel in that, because it is happening to people you despise, are no better than pawns of a dictatorship. When they come for your reading history, your blogs, and your journals; remember that you asked for it.