As Michelle Malkin points out at in a piece over at Real Clear Politics, that used to be Twitter’s motto. For all I know, it may still formally be that company’s motto, but they have clearly abandoned it. As an early member of the growing group of conservatives and libertarians who have been suspended from Twitter, I can personally testify to that company’s unwillingness to treat those of us on the right fairly. It seems evident to me that I was suspended in 2015 in support of a bogus peace order petition filed against me and that my account was restored after I won the case and had grounds to engage in legal discovery. It seems to take that sort of hammer to force Twitter “Safety” to treat a conservative safely. Indeed, Twitter’s CEO has admitted the company’s left-wing bias.
The “new” war on conservatives on the internet is the same old attempt by desperate liberals to shut down their competitors in the marketplace of ideas. If you can’t beat ’em, deplatform ’em. That’s the progressive way.
The right-wing solution is not to lie down, but to win over more converts, find new ways to disseminate our news and views, and turn up the heat.
Read the whole thing.
Almost without exception, the Main Stream Social Media are suppressing the free exchange of ideas by conservatives and libertarians. However, most ISPs are still tolerant of us. We should turn that to our advantage. A decade ago, it wasn’t social media that ruled the flow of ideas on the Internet. Facebook, Twitter, and Google have become chokepoints. We should stop routing our traffic through them or at least begin using parallel paths as well. (e.g., get on Gab.)
But we should also use the good tools we have on hand, and one of those is blogging.
Support the bloggers whose work you find interesting or enjoyable. Link to them. Tell your friends about them. Hit their tip jars. As my former codefendant says,
In the competition of ideas, you can’t win the game if you’re not on the playing field.