The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Elon -- Part II

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Elon Musk's announcement that he might buy Twitter:

Will Musk succeed? Who knows. Then again, people who have bet against Elon Musk over the past decade have lost, and lost badly. Get out the popcorn ... this should be fun.

The fun is just beginning. Elon is finalizing a deal to purchase Twitter and take it private. The pro-censorship Left's heads are exploding. Glen Greenwald summarizes nicely on (where else?) Twitter:

For nearly a decade, the left-leaning tech billionaires who run companies like Twitter, Google, and Facebook (Youtube) have controlled the narrative with an iron-fist. They censor; they use algorithms to depress the spread of commentary they don't like; they ban or shadow ban many conservative voices; they suppress news stories that might hurt Democrats. Despite their protestations, they are anti-free speech, masking their actions in the plea that "hate speech" is bad.

Yeah, hate speech is awful—whether it comes from the Left or the Right. But a decade of evidence indicates that the tech elites and their minions are incapable of distinguishing hate speech from oppositional commentary. They allow hateful voices on the Left to remain on-line, while banning conservative voices that challenge their narrative.

It's time to allow Elon to go a different way. The sound you head is the wail of the Leftist anti-free speech advocates seeing their control of the narrative crumble.


In a truly epic lack of self-awareness coupled with a breathtaking display of ignorance, MSNBC commentator, Ari Melber, hyperventilated over Musk's purchase of Twitter:

“If you own all of Twitter or Facebook,, you don't even have to be transparent. You could secretly ban one party's candidate or all of its candidates, all of its nominees ... or you could just secretly turn down the reach of their stuff, and turn up the reach of something else and the rest of us might not even find out until after the election.” 

Wow. Just wow. That's EXACTLY what Jack Dorsey and his Twitter minions have done over the past five years. Of course, they did it to voices that conflicted with Melber's chosen narrative, so he didn't notice. Incredible.