Language Police

This cycle has been happening on the Internet over the years, and always the same pattern. You have forums or sites with thread comments where people talk. Call them watering holes or whatever. People gather with ideas or positions to communicate.

Before you know it, others pop up like hall monitors trying to tell you what you can and cannot say. They claim you your opinions are wrong and that you or your ideas are a threat. Sometimes they call for banning.

But they stand there like it is their duty to attack you for what you say. So you are perceived as dangerous and a problem because of your views. You’ll hear the mantra both sides do that. They act like language police on a beat.

That is not how freedom works though. The Left don’t get to decide what people can say, think or do. They don’t get to veto speech.

You can tell from all these bursts, it is not just language or speech they are attacking. It goes all the way to thought. But it’s about control of the speaker. Some probably don’t even know they are doing it or what the end goal is. Some are well aware of it. Their real objective is to shut you down if what you think and say does not line up with their views.

Who appointed them the speech police? No one. They are self-anointed, like the grammar cops, to decide what people cannot talk about. They take this imaginary “duty” seriously.

They act like hall monitors that think everything in public domain is up to their judgment or discretion. This requires that they think they have power to make those judgments. Who gave them that authority or power?

So every time a social media opens, there are always those who think it is their entitled job to control what people say….or think. This is not how freedom or the first amendment works by any stretch of their ignorant imaginations. Yet there they are defying it.

They can’t just use social media like the rest of us. They want to conform everyone to their views and exclude others. It’s a natural appetite for them.

So we see social media companies doing the same thing in a coordinated campaign and are given the power to do it. Thus, control what you are allowed to say or what information is permitted. Other corporations reinforce it or do the same.

That leads us right down the golden path to corporate fascism. It meshes with the rest of the Leftist authoritarianism. I know they call it oligarchy but fascism describes it. And when did we turn into Russia?

Think it is not coming for you? Then you must not have said the wrong thing out of step with their views. Give it time, you will. It is inevitable at some point. They’ll let you know.

But this is not how freedom or free speech works.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

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