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Deplatformed: How Big Tech Companies & Corporate America Subvert the Second Amendment

Old 02-03-2021, 10:42 PM
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Anyone familiar with the Bible is familiar with the Mark of the Beast: Without this mark, no man may buy or sell.

Regardless of one’s religious faith or lack thereof, there is an illustrative case in this biblical story: When one cannot buy or sell, one is metaphorically up the creek. Short of producing everything one needs oneself, buying and selling are necessary parts of virtually every modern person’s life.

In our modern world, we can begin to see a sort of Mark of the Beast: While ideas and even objects aren’t banned, they are increasingly difficult to come by, not due to government fiat, but due to the machinations of corporations hostile to the American values of freedom.

One can be in favor of the free market while recognizing a simple truth: There is no way that America’s Founding Fathers would have sat on their hands while five corporations dominated American discourse and commerce. It is hard to imagine, for example, the Founders suffering a single private bank processing most of the payments in the United States and refusing to do business with gun merchants. Alternately, one can scarcely imagine that the Founders would have sat still for three companies – all of them hostile toward American values and the Constitution – dominating political discourse and deplatforming anyone who opposed them.

This is the situation in which we find ourselves as a nation today: Guns are not illegal, but private companies will make it increasingly difficult to buy, sell or own them – up to and including pulling your bank account. You have all the freedom of speech you like, but prepare to be deplatformed or have your voice buried by large tech corporations with their thumb on the scale of American discourse.

As the American economy has become more corporatist – such that the market is controlled by the interrelation between monolithic mega-corporations, Wall Street and the state – and less capitalistic and dynamic, the American press and economy are now being dominated by forces hostile toward the American public and American values.

No less an authority than James Madison warned Americans that the First Amendment alone was not enough to protect free speech. In Federalist No. 47 and Federalist No. 51, he argued that the separation of powers was necessary to protect free speech by preventing one branch of government from accumulating too much power at the expense of the others and, indeed, the rest of society at large.

This is an important point to remember when considering the First Amendment implications of Big Tech and its war on free speech and gun freedom. The Founding Fathers did not live in a world where a few large corporations had more power than the (incredibly limited and power impoverished) government had, either at the federal or the state level. It’s doubtful that they could have conceived of such a thing.

But they did carefully consider the problem of centralized power as it pertained to the rights enshrined in the Constitution. At the end of the day, the Constitution is just a piece of paper with no ability to enforce itself. What’s more, if the Founders did not address the notion that the private sector could meaningfully and substantially circumvent rights for all Americans, it was simply because they could not conceive of such a thing, not because they were writing the private sector a blank check.

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Old 02-04-2021, 06:14 AM
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Can you imagine the howls from the left if it was the Koch Brothers who determined who could be on the internet and they deplatformed leftist propagandists like HuffPo and MSNBC and CNN and put a muzzle on The View? This is the power currently being wielded by the leftist owners of Google, Amazon, etc.
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Can you imagine the howls from the left if it was the Koch Brothers who determined who could be on the internet and they deplatformed leftist propagandists like HuffPo and MSNBC and CNN and put a muzzle on The View? This is the power currently being wielded by the leftist owners of Google, Amazon, etc.
The leftists hold few of the principles espoused by our founding fathers as articulated in our founding documents and in the Bill of Rights. They only give lip service to those principles They do not hold the values implied by those documents and Bill of Rights. Can you really hold the value underlying the first amendment and be able to countenance deplatforming?

I recall that the Left decried Macathyism. Is the Left engaged in anything different from Macarthyism today? Are professors and students not cavilierly hectored and punished for deviating from the bromides of Leftist ideology? Just how is that different from hectoring and black balling people who were communists in the early 1950s? But Macarthyism was HORRIBLE!!!! So we are instructed by liberal media, including the movie Trombo whose whole premise was to decry the inhumane social ostracism of communists during Macarthyism. And don't suppose the abhorrence of Macarthyism is limited to the US government persecuting suspected or known communists. The abhorrence attaches also to non-governmental entities such as movie studios that presumed to not buy screen plays from these known or suspected communists. How awful, the liberals tell us. But can a screen writer known to be a conservative Trump supporter get work in a Hollywood studio as a screen writer now? I doubt it.

They are unprincipled hypocrits, plain and simple.

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Old 02-04-2021, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Alsatian View Post
The leftists hold few of the principles espoused by our founding fathers as articulated in our founding documents and in the Bill of Rights. They only give lip service to those principles They do not hold the values implied by those documents and Bill of Rights. Can you really hold the value underlying the first amendment and be able to countenance deplatforming?

I recall that the Left decried Macathyism.
I pointed out that this, in combination with cancel culture and statements being made by left wing politicians and media about deprogramming conservatives, was essentially modern-day McCarthyism. For my efforts, I was promptly chastised by one of our resident leftists for making a hateful comment...
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Old 02-05-2021, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ipscshooter View Post
Can you imagine the howls from the left if it was the Koch Brothers who determined who could be on the internet and they deplatformed leftist propagandists like HuffPo and MSNBC and CNN and put a muzzle on The View? This is the power currently being wielded by the leftist owners of Google, Amazon, etc.
It's not even a double standard. The left holds no standard for itself, but will brutally attack and demoralize anyone who doesn't blindly follow their constantly fluctuating rhetoric.
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Old 02-05-2021, 11:19 AM
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The left is afraid of a lot of things but losing power is their single biggest fear. Allowing people to post freely was dangerous. It enabled the Tea Party movement to grow, the Walk Away movement to flourish, Bernie to heavily influence the DNC and many conservatives to get alternate points of view somewhat into the public's discourse. It meant people could read about issues and maybe decide for themselves. It meant many were able to listen outside of the echo chamber. And it meant that people's BS would be exposed.

In short, it was dangerous to allow that freedom of public discourse which was even more dangerous than allowing freedom of a sycophantic press. The left desires power over Everything else. No matter what the expense or who it harms which is often their own supporters. They know they have a short timeline to accomplish their takeover bid for power. Because when they are in charge and do their crazy stuff, people begin to realize that the left was lying about what they would do and that the left is out to step on them also in the left's blind scramble for power. Yup, they are afraid. And that their time is limited.
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