The Growing Tide of Censorship & Suppression of Free Speech vis a vis Cancel Culture by Progressives, Democrats, Leftists, Big Tech
I am now starting a list of all the conservatives, populists, classical liberals, and anyone else, who is being banned, silenced, or censored on big media (eg, Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, etc) by Democrats, Social Justice Warriors, Black Lives Matters agitators, (progressive) Liberals.
The number one target by the left as of late and the last few years has been Trump and any and all things Trump-related, including anyone who has supported him.
Also targeted by the left:
Anyone who is critical of CRT (Critical Race Theory), transgender rights (i.e., allowing biological men who identify as women into the biological-women’s only spaces), anyone who has questioned governmental lock-downs (this extends to the UK, where UK radio stations have been deleted from You Tube over this), etc.
I have been very alarmed over the last few months over this tendency of Big Tech, mainstream media, leftists, to be willing to censor and “cancel” anyone who doesn’t agree with their political and social views.
I did not vote for Trump (or any politician) in 2016 or in 2020, and I do not care if you dislike Trump – it should alarm you and make your skin crawl to see how willing media and social media platforms and leftists are to censor Trump, to censor anyone who voted for the man, or to silence anyone who does not support any or all leftist concerns.
This will be a list I will periodically update in the future, so it will be edited – to include both new news stories, and quite possibly news items from years past, where (progressive) liberals censored others, or harassed them off line.
As I compose this post, I am seeing numerous headlines going through my Twitter feed that Twitter is now suspending many Trump supporters, lawyers, etc ((Link): one example here), from their platform.
This censorship is chilling. This is not to be celebrated or cheered.
In no particular order, here is a list of headlines / links about the growing, very troubling, practice of suppression of free speech by the left of anyone who doesn’t support liberal causes and views:
The List(s) (in non-chronological order):
SUPPRESSION OF FREE SPPECH
Conservative activist Brandon Straka announced that Facebook has removed his page with over half a million followers and also banned members of his team.
“FACEBOOK has removed the #WalkAway Campaign and has BANNED ME and EVERY MEMBER of my team!!!” Straka, founder of the #WalkAway movement, tweeted Friday morning.
Straka confirmed to the Washington Examiner that his Facebook group, the business page for the nonprofit group, and his personal account were all shut down Friday morning.
He added that people merely associated with the page were also removed from Facebook.
“Every volunteer, every paid employee, banned,” Straka said.
“This is only the beginning of a total conservative shutdown if we don’t get help,” Straka added in a tweet to Sen. Ted Cruz asking for assistance.
…”I have a dozen paid employees,” Straka said. “I have dozens of volunteers. ALL BANNED at the same time today. Absolute mayhem!! Is this the unity and healing of Joe Biden’s America??? This is horrifying.”
…“Massive Twitter purges seem to be happening,” Straka tweeted Thursday. “I’ve lost now 10,000 followers since last night.”
Straka’s movement gained notoriety in 2018 after the now ex-liberal decided he was fed up with the Democratic Party and began urging others to leave the party with him.
(Link – from Rowling’s site): J.K. Rowling Writes about Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues
YouTube has suspended the pro-Trump One America News Network from posting new videos for a week, and the outlet has had its old content demonetized after uploading a video containing misinformation about the coronavirus, YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.
(Link): Reddit has banned r/donaldtrump
Following: You Tube temporarily banned Talk Radio channel because they interviewed individuals who were skeptical of Covid 19 virus lock-downs:
(Link): The Lincoln Project’s Predator
“The ‘Trump database’ idea infuriated me enough that I responded by tweeting, ‘Maybe I should start talking about one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project [group of “Never Trump” former Republicans] offering jobs to young men in exchange for sex… his wife is probably interested.'”
BLACKBALLING FROM EMPLOYMENT / Related
(I may break this category off into a separate post in the future, if it begins to get lengthy):
Following link: if such a thing were to be created, liberals would abuse it. Hate and Racism are however they chose to define those terms, and under Critical Race Theory, neo-liberals don’t define terms in the same way the rest of us do.
Related Commentary (off site):
Joe Biden once said months ago he wants “unity.” But then, he still goes on to give pressers where he insults conservatives and anyone who voted for Trump. Other Democrats and progressives have done the same (I should maybe start a new thread with these examples). Examples below.
I don’t always agree with Matt Walsh, but I do agree with him on this:
Ed Morrissey, one of the authors of posts at the Hot Air Blog (which is supposed to be conservative in nature, but many of its supposed conservative authors sound like liberal pundits, the sort of liberal from 20 to 25 years ago, before liberals went bat shit insane with “Critical Race Theory” and “Social Justice” and “Cancel Culture”) (Link): downplayed the canning of Senator Hawley’s book, so I wrote this under Ed’s blog post at Hot Air:
I’m afraid the author of this isn’t taking into account this is not an isolated case.
In the last few years, leftists have been growing increasingly fond of censoring and silencing anyone (even classical liberals such as author J K Rowling), who speaks out in disagreement with progressive liberal beliefs.
Leftists are harassing conservatives (and others) off social media, they are reporting them to their employers to get them fired, some are demanding that airlines not allow Trump voters on to their planes…. I could go on and on. The left is trying to silence any and all opposition to left wing views.
This Hawley guy getting his book canned is yet another example to add to the list of leftist censorship of persons or view points they don’t like or agree with. That should have you way more upset than it does.
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Apparently, Trump has been banned from Spotify and Pinterest (sites I didn’t even know he was on) – see embedded tweet below with pertinent screen caps.
Video in this Tweet:
I will likely amend this post in the future to add more examples.
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