Former Navy SEAL Calls Silicon Valley Progressives the “New Book Burners”

In a tweet issued early Wednesday morning, former Navy SEAL sniper Craig “Sawman” Saywer took aim at Silicon Valley tech giants now engaged in censoring non-PC points of view on the Internet, calling them the “new book burners.”

“Silicon Valley ‘progressives’ are the NEW book burners.   ,” he tweeted.

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He followed that up with another tweet saying the strongest weapon in the United States is a patriotic American:


Many agreed with Sawyer’s observation:






Sawyer is right — the modern “book burners” don’t necessarily wear khaki uniforms with armbands.  They now work at some of the most prestigious companies in Silicon Valley — companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube.

In 2016, American-Israeli Adina Kutnicki and I wrote: “Banned: How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad.”  That book focused only on one social media site and centered on one main issue, but the problem is much wider than that.

Today, conservatives are routinely demonetized and banned by tech giants like YouTube and Facebook as we’ve reported time and again.

Worse yet, the bans have even extended to at least two GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate — Austin Petersen, running for the seat held by Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill and California’s Erin Cruz, who is running for the seat currently held by Dianne Feinstein.

Cruz responded by saying tech giants now present a “clear and present danger” to the Republic.

Just recently, we brought you the account of one conservative who was handed a 30-day ban over a picture of his son’s puppy.

Here’s just a few of the incidents we’ve reported at the Conservative Firing Line:

That’s just one social media site, and that is just a sample of our reporting from 2018 alone.  I have been documenting social media abuse like this since 2011 and have personally experienced it many times.




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