The Twitter Censorship Files: A Brutal Expose That Should End Both The Republican And Democrat Parties.
I forget the year now, but I switched my voter registration from Republican to independent somewhere between 2016 and 2020. I had no intention of ever registering to vote as either Democrat or Republican for the rest of my life. Elon Musk’s release of Twitter’s censorship files to Matt Taibbi has not only solidified my conclusion, but also leads me to believe that the future of individual liberty in the United States is not safe unless both the Republican and Democrat parties are destroyed as the dominant influences in American politics.
Much ado has been made on Twitter about President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign making repeated requests to Twitter to censor stories surrounding Hunter Biden’s alleged misdeeds. Twitter obliged. It stands to reason that other social media companies such as Facebook also obliged. Listening exclusively to the rabid, right-wing wolves on Twitter would make you think that Twitter – staffed by radical leftists – operated as the sole censorship arm of the Democrat party and President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
The wolves never tell the full truth though. Mr. Taibbi’s initial dive through the Twitter censorship files revealed that Twitter complied with censorship requests directly from President Donald Trump’s White House as well as President Biden’s White House after he took office.
The news is staggering, but unsurprising to me. When I sued Facebook as a second-year law student in 2019, I alleged a entanglement between government officials and Facebook where Facebook was intimidated into censoring political speech. Several judges practically laughed me out of the courthouse, and I was completely denied the opportunity to conduct any discovery, which would have revealed a similar pattern of abuse in my view. My suit came in the middle of the Trump presidency, and, even though I was seeking the same end goal as President Trump was in finding out who the Ukrainian whistleblower was, I knew then that social media censorship wouldn’t be limited to a single political party. It was why I brought the lawsuit in the first place.
The thirst for power and the disintegration of our political process into an existential battle between good and evil has inevitably led to this moment. Both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party sincerely believe that they represent the only good left in America and the other represents evil that must be stopped at all costs. Given this attitude, is anyone really surprised that they both turned to outright speech suppression by force, collusion, and backroom dealing in their bids for power?
The United States’ experiment as a self-governing, constitutional republic cannot endure without popular participation. Popular participation encompasses more than just who gets elected during the latest election cycle. Its true essence is the ongoing discussion of issues, ideas, and solutions. From the taverns and public squares of Samuel Adams’ day to our modern means of communication, free speech has always separated the United States from Grecian oligarchy that masqueraded as democracy or outright tyranny.
We have now arrived at a point of no return for the United States. Both major political parties have committed the most unforgivable sin imaginable. They have explicitly, but secretly, sought to suppress the free communication of millions of Americans in their quests for power, and they actually succeeded.
Delusion, however, covers the multitude of sins. The Republican Party has promptly magnified certain elements and promised that Democrat heads will roll. The Democrat Party has simply minimized the issue as not that big of a deal and the unreliable ranting of an evil billionaire, Elon Musk. Neither party has owned up to what happened nor has either party articulated any steps to make sure something like this never happens again.
I am no fan of Elon Musk. I yawned when he conducted his hostile takeover of Twitter, and I think that he is playing with fire in multiple areas of his businesses, particularly his Neuralink endeavor. I have watched him rewrite free speech principles according to his own sensibilities over the past month on Twitter. So I question why the hell he is releasing these files? Hasn’t anyone talked to him about successor liability? Does he have an airtight successor liability clause in the merger agreement? Or his he simply covering up for something bigger?
Tangent aside, the Twitter censorship files reveal the biggest scandal in modern American history. Bigger than Watergate. Bigger than anything Bill Clinton ever did. Bigger than anything Donald Trump was impeached for.
For me, they spell the end of the Republican and Democrat parties. I will never vote for a Republican or Democrat candidate in my life again. In fact, I am going to be dedicating whatever interest I have left in politics to making every effort to destroy both the Republican and Democrat parties. Their naked attempts to censor the American people are the equivalent of a declaration of war on the American public.
The American people should respond by putting both Democrats and Republicans out of business.