“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” -Voltaire
I see many on the political left cheering big tech platforms censoring the political right. I’m not just talking about Trump the shit talker. It even went beyond censoring Trump’s supporters. Facebook limited Ron Paul who is definitely not a Trumpster, apparently because he criticized the actions of big tech. When the pendulum swings they may regret that.
Intolerance of views expressed by those not in lock-step with the left gets shouted down on college campuses by students who have learned to not question what their authoritarian professors say. “Shut up Voltaire!”
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” -Mark Twain
We are a heavily indoctrinated and propagandized society where if people cannot be completely censored they are attacked as racists, sexists, suffering from some sort of phobia, or as conspiracy theorists. Ad hominem and straw men built either disingenuously or because of a belief in the ability to read minds.
The leftists are on a roll going for a final checkmate with censoring and causing self censorship by instilling fear of the cancel culture.
The dominance hierarchy is not about race or gender. The power mongers in the Congress who would gladly send your sons to die in their wars that just got a taste of the fear they generate in brown people in other countries come in all races and genders. I read claims that the political right is trying to maintain their white privilege and dominance. Mind reading. I for one am more concerned that the leftist assent to power wishes to make my life unlivable in the fashion of their social credit score brethren in communist China.
The Medium platform is a tsunami of claims that white men must face their racism, sexism, etc. Perhaps the left should reflect upon it’s vengeful lust for a totalitarian government and society that will enforce it’s views on the objects of their disdain. Am I mind reading when I suspect that there is a bit of hate driving that?