Leftists hide behind censorship because they are terrified of fair debate on vaccine mandates
posted By Steve Balich -
March 28, 2022
Why is censorship the go-to tactic for leftists? Well, if you ask them, they won’t deny their love affair with the memory hole. In fact, most leftists will vehemently defend censorship as absolutely moral and for the “greater good.” Their position is basically this: We live in a “society,” and some ideas, thoughts and words are “dangerous” and destructive to that society. Therefore, those ideas and words must be eliminated from the open discussion so they can protect society from itself.
But who gets to decide which ideas are dangerous and which words are destructive? It’s rather convenient that the political left has anointed themselves the pure and objective arbiters of our culture. Purity within leftist culture is measured by expressions of “empathy” (virtue signaling). They are the thought police because, somehow, they believe they are the most empathetic.
True empathy is impossible to measure in another human being. You could very well be dealing with a narcissist or psychopath that is very good at pretending they care and have a conscience. They might say all the right things and have all the right opinions in public, but in their private lives, they are malicious and take pleasure in causing pain in others. Humans are utterly fallible, which is why all systems of freedom seek to decentralize power through checks and balances. All systems that value freedom and peace seek to eliminate the existence of thought police.
Leftists (and globalists) have sought to circumvent checks and balances as well as free speech protections through a number of tactics. In much of the western world, they pay lip service to free speech rights when it is convenient for them, but most European nations and countries like Australia have no legitimate constitutional measures that restrict governments from easily initiating speech suppression laws whenever they want. This is what makes the U.S. so unique as a culture, and it is the reason why leftists have pursued other methods to silence dissent.
In America, the left has partnered with the corporate world and is attempting to use “business rights” as a means to attack and diminish conservative voices. That is to say, they think that if they can harass and pressure a business to deplatform their opposition then this is a technically legal tactic because a business has a right to associate or not associate with whomever they choose. If the power of government cannot be used to muzzle their opponents, then the power of corporations and Big Tech can be just as effective.
We have seen Big Tech and social media companies silence thousands (perhaps tens of thousands) of conservative names over the past few years. The whole time these companies and the media have denied that they specifically target people on the political right (which these days means anyone to the right of full-bore communism and globalism on the political spectrum). This gaslighting has been debunked over and over again. It is undeniable that conservatives are far more likely to be blocked or banned from social media than people who express leftist views.
Once confronted with the data that proves Big Tech is biased in favor of the left, they switch gears to the same old circular argument: “Well, conservatives are banned more from social media because they are the people always posting dangerous and destructive ideas…” And we’re right back to where we started.