Now that Musk has (thankfully) procured Twitter in an effort to rectify the insanely biased platform, it should come as no shock that he is set to reverse the social media giant’s most insanely hypocritical decision of all.
Notably, the decision to permanently ban Trump, which is all the more absurd considering how many dictators gallivant about the platform for their own nefarious aims.
Indeed, as stated by Musk, the decision to permanently ban Trump was “morally bad,” especially since the social media giant did so for no other remotely logical reason.
Aside from its intense desire to shut down conservative voices, that is.
However, Musk, who is a (thankful) advocate for free speech, blasted the company’s decision to permanently ban Trump.
“I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the county, and did not ultimately result in Donald Trump not having a voice,” Musk mused.
Absolutely. In banning Trump, Twitter not only senselessly silenced the voice of a beloved former president, but it also totally disregarded the interests of many of its users, in particular those who don’t mindlessly follow the beat of the ever authoritarian leftist drum.
“I would reverse the permanent ban,” Musk added pointedly.
Cue the fresh accusations of “racism” against Musk, as if that word even has significance in the United States anymore given how frequently it is used.
It appears to be the most frequently used, at least by the mainstream media, as a means of dodging any and all forms of accountability.
Which is precisely why the permanent ban of Trump was all the more ironic, especially in light of the likes of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently issuing a “call to arms” against the Supreme Court … on Twitter.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter allows her tweet to remain on the platform, as of now, until Musk takes over.
And the SpaceX CEO has already made it abundantly clear that he will not tolerate open calls to violence.
“That doesn’t mean that someone gets to say whatever they want to say,” Musk cautioned, “if they say something that is illegal or destructive to the world, then there should be perhaps a timeout, temporary suspension or that particular tweet should be made invisible or have very little traction.”
In that case, Lightfoot should have already been suspended, but since her personal identity currently aligns with the identity requirements of the Democrat Party, nothing will happen to her account.
Until Musk takes over.
Curiously, while mainstream media is likely going berserk, the ACLU, of all organizations, bizarrely seems in favor of Musk’s decision.
Either that, or the mainstream media has gone so far left that it makes organizations like the ACLU appear almost moderate in comparison.
According to ACLU Director Anthony D. Romero, despite the organization’s clear dislike of Trump, the reality is that different opinions and positions are not only a reality of a functional democracy, but a necessity.
“[You would] be hard-pressed to find a more steadfast opponent of Trump and his policies than the ACLU, but Elon Musk’s decision to re-platform President Trump is the right call. When a handful of individuals possess so much power over the most important forums for political speech, they should exercise that power with restraint,” Romero began.
That’s for sure. At least Romero realizes that a permanent ban on a former U.S. President, especially when the Kremlin does as it pleases on Twitter, is a tad … biased.
Aren’t leftists supposed to be utterly opposed to bias in any forms?
Or does that only apply to the box-check people, or people who can check off so-called diversity boxes, rather than people who actually have real thoughts and opinions of their own? Which, admittedly, may not necessarily align with the mass-produced opinions engendered by a commercially motivated media.
Even more impressively, Romero notes that Trump should not be permanently banned, even if he violates the so-called rules again.
“If Trump violates the platform rules again, Twitter should first employ lesser penalties like removing the offending post – rather than banning a political figure,” Romero noted, pretty much telling Twitter what it should have done in the first place.
“Like it or not, President Trump is one of the most important political figures in this country,” Romero continued, “and the public has a strong interest in hearing his speech.”
Do they ever, especially now.
Alas, Trump appears averse to returning to the platform … for now.
“No, I won’t be going back on Twitter,” Trump remarked, “I like Elon Musk. I like him a lot. He’s an excellent individual. We did a lot for Twitter when I was in the White House. I was disappointed by the way I was treated by Twitter. I won’t be going back on Twitter.”
Well, patriots are certainly disappointed by that decision, although they are certainly cheered by the vision of Musk, which is brighter, freer, and ultimately more demonstrative of inclusion than Democrats could ever hope to be.
Author: Ofelia Thornton