Over the course of the last few weeks, we have seen a sharpening of the left’s pitchforks, particularly when it comes to the online presence of American conservatives.
It’s a game of semantics and word association, really, and has no place in American society.
You see, the left thinks that the President is a racist. Never mind that he has a habit of marrying immigrants, or that his administration has overseen some of the most cogent improvement to the employment of minorities that this country has ever seen. No, the left says he’s a bigot, so that is precisely what the mainstream media will report.
Because of this terribly erroneous assumption, now, by association, the left believes that the entire conservative political population is also racist, and anything they say is automatically “hate speech”. This has led to a fascism-remiscent purge of conservative figures throughout the social media landscape, not unlike the book burning that the liberal, socialists of Nazi Germany had previously undertaken.
President Trump isn’t having any of it.
“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” the president wrote in the first of several tweets. “Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen.”
The president did not indicate what steps his administration might take to prevent private companies from setting up and enforcing terms of service that have allowed them to discipline or shut down accounts for reported abuses.
“Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen,” he wrote, without naming any specific accounts.
“Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police,” the president wrote, suggesting that social media companies may be politically motivated in enforcing their rules about hate speech and direct calls for violence.
How President Trump will attack this subversion of free speech has yet to be seen, but, given his track record of success on some notably complicated issues, we can only hope that the Commander in Chief does so with haste.
Otherwise, we’ll be back to this in no time: