Thursday, August 9, 2018

Take the Gloves Off and Speak Up!

Sarah Hoyt posted a missive about Hate Speech which is worth reading.  My summary of Sarah's missive is that the Moonbats, SJWs, and similar subcultures spew it, the rest of the world more or less tolerates it, and we shouldn't.

Several social media platforms have come under fire (ha ha) for censoring hate speech, but especially hate speech directed at white males. Because, well... I can't think of just why, or even if they are.  Censoring, that is.

Keep reading for a politically incorrect, socially insensitive yet well reasoned communiqué about free speech, social media, and the Internet.  I recommend that anyone with a thin skin dose themselves with 1 milligram of Xanax before reading.

Amendment I of the U.S. Constitution states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Emphasis mine.  Note that this refers to the government.  I know, I'm preaching to the choir here, but bear with me.

Consider a few of the largest of the social media platforms, Google, FaceBook, and Twitter.  Google is owned by Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and a handful of other people none of us has ever heard of.  FaceBook is owned and operated by Mark Zuckerberg and a host of filthy rich plebeians, but mainly Zuck.  Twitter is controlled by Evan Clark Williams, Jack Dorsey, and Peter H. Fenton.  I've never heard of any of these people, except Zuckerberg, and I wouldn't know any of them even if I was sitting next to them in Church.

My point is that none of them are the government, so the legal concept of free speech doesn't apply to their companies, and never will.  Free speech is whatever they decide it is today, and that can change tomorrow.  Actually, it can change today, and it changes at the whim of a very few people.  However, allow me to point out that it's their house, so to speak.  They own the company, they make the rules.

The SJWs and Moonbats read something they don't like on, say, Twitter, and they're all over it.  They howl, they spread false rumors, they call names and make false and baseless accusations.  In short, they behave like angry primates, complete with screeches and throwing feces.  The right yawns and ignores it, much like an experienced mother ignoring the tantrums of a four year old.  Then something else happens that the SJWs hate, and the pattern repeats.

This is getting more than a little tiresome.  Threats are being exchanged and a certain amount of violence is taking place.  Between Antifa, BLM, Alt-Right, Citizens United, PETA and the Brady Bunch we, the silent but pissed off majority, get very little real news at the expense of so-called free speech.

Now I'm given to understand that social media as a whole is trying to do something about hate speech, but they're failing miserably.  So, in the meantime, I'd encourage everyone to speak up.  If you're on social media and someone attacks you, don't just ignore it.  Fight back and use the same tactics they're using.  Your counter attack won't shut them up, but it will let the powers that be (Zuck, etc.) know that you're alive and well, and you don't intend to just sit still and put up with their insults anymore.

Like everything else, your mileage may vary.


CWMartin said...

I used to do that. A LOT. I've found it best to ignore unless a) it's someone you think MIGHT possibly listen and be educated b) Something so irredeemably stupid you know you'll have fun making a fool of them even if they never get it, or c) ah, well, maybe a and b cover it after all...

Glen Filthie said...

"My point is that none of them are the government, so the legal concept of free speech doesn't apply to their companies, and never will."

Ordinarily I'd agree but that is no longer the case. If you can force Christians to tolerate queers and bake cakes for them, you can force Twatter and Fecesbook to operate as free speech entities.

I personally think it is time to start shooting and hanging traitors - because that is exactly what some of these race whores and rat bastid commies are.

Mad Jack said...

Glen: Should the gov't have the power to force FB, Twit, etc. to allow real free speech as the gov't recognizes it - which really amounts to gov't regulation of business services - yes, I think the gov't has the authority. Whether it should exert that authority or not is a different matter. I, personally, don't think it should, my reasoning being that the company is privately owned, and if the owners don't want to see FB turned into a billboard for Free Speech, that's on them.

Now me, I wouldn't have forced anyone to bake a wedding cake (serve) a subculture whose practices violated their religious or moral beliefs.

Bob G. said...

Mad Jack:
---I've always viewed any conversation/dialogue/debate (what have you) with the intentionally uninformed or chronically misinformed as akin to shooting an unarmed's no fun.
(but it is good target practice...heh)
---I keep my "social media" experience solely to my blog (and maybe a comment or two on Disqus)..that's IT!
But, if someone comes along and trolls from the left (where else?) then I'll unload both barrels on them.
(and tell them to go to hell in such a manner that they might actually enjoy the trip).
---We're on some slippery slopes with our 1st Amendment here (because many want to take things out of context and mold it to suit their agenda), so we might be best served to have on a GOOD set of cleats.
THEY need to take the slide...NOT us.

But (as erudite comic Dennis Miller would say), "that's just my opinion".

Very good post and comments.

Stay safe out there.