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Since Elon Musk made his (very generous) offer to buy Twitter — ostensibly on the basis that it aggressively bans conservative voices (Donald Trump, The Babylon Bee, LibsofTikTok, Defiant L’s) and suppresses the free exchange of ideas — an interesting Confederacy has emerged in opposition.
- Unhinged Leftists
- The Left-Wing punditry, who have compared the prospect of free speech on Twitter to Nazi Germany and claimed it opposes a grave threat to freedom and democracy.
- Corporate media, which dramatically have declared that the prospect of free speech on Twitter will lead to “massive, life and globe-altering consequences.”
- Never-Trumpers employed by corporate media, with Max Boot declaring that social media isn’t censored enough, and David French frets that no longer censoring the Babylon Bee will make Twitter “more toxic” and agrees with Boot that Twitter should be censored more. Ironically, up until last week, both of these were firmly aligned with the “Twitter is a private corporation and can censor whoever it wants and if you don’t like it, start your own Twitter” corporatist, Bush-Republican philosophy.
- Gigantic Financial Enterprises including Vanguard, Black Rock, and Saudi Arabian Billionaire Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud are all moving to block Musk’s acquisition.
- The Biden Administration, which has sicced the hounds of the SEC and DOJ on Musk for … (checks notes) … filing the wrong form when he initially purchased his 9 percent share of Twitter.
What do all of these players have in common? Obviously, all of them hate Donald Trump worse than cancer. But the other common factor is all of these groups aligned against Elon Musk — against free speech on the internet, really — are invested in the Great Reset. Twitter, despite being embraced by only about 10% of the American population, has a disproportionate influence in business, media, and politics (which are increasingly the same thing). The global elites whose ultimate objective is to rule over a public that “owns nothing and is happy” feel a need to control this tool and its influence.Published in