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Saturday, July 11, 2020

A harder line

The media cheers the politicization and weaponization of the social media companies:
The nation's technology industry has begun taking a harder line against hate speech, misinformation and posts that potentially incite violence when made by President Donald Trump and some of his most extreme supporters after years of treating such issues gingerly amid fear of triggering the wrath of the nation's most powerful politician.

The moves, such as labeling false posts by Trump and banishing forums devoted to supporting him after years of policy violations, have taken place across the industry in recent weeks, with actions by Twitter, Reddit, Snapchat, YouTube and the live-streaming platform Twitch.

Even Facebook, which long has given wide latitude in allowing problematic posts by Trump and his followers, on Wednesday closed down a network of more than 100 accounts and pages affiliated with Trump confidante and convicted felon Roger Stone. The action came years after his use of social media first came under the scrutiny of federal investigators and involved issues dating back to 2015 that the company said it had unearthed only recently.
Of course they're "taking a harder line". They're desperate to prevent President Trump's reelection. It's long past time for conservatives to wake up and start treating the enemy as the enemies they are.

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30 Comments:

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 11, 2020 7:37 AM  

Most conservatives live with the safe delusion that they can "educate" people from their destructive tendencies, yeah right that is mainly a personal delusion that huckster grifters turned into cash, from politicians, professional conservatives ecetera.

You don't "educate" a sh*tlib you psychologically break the sh*tlib, and if that sh*tlib has a following of even dumber idiots then you destroy the authority the sh*tlib has so the followers get the lesson.

Rhetoric ceaselessly jabbed into the target's psyche, soften the target, dominate the target then redirect the target's followers to eat one another.

Blogger The Last Roman July 11, 2020 7:40 AM  

How can we educate moderates on the danger posed by the Marxists/globalists if the Left either controls, or censors every media platform?

Blogger Ibelin July 11, 2020 7:53 AM  

Conservatives have no spine, liberals don't know what body parts they have

Blogger Pathfinderlight July 11, 2020 7:53 AM  

I wonder how long it will be until the Trump team brings antitrust and election tampering charges against all the big social media companies. Draining the swamp by getting their most effective toys into an expensive decades long quagmire sounds appealing, but America as we know it might not have that long. Quick judgement, liquidation of assets for the companies and investment banks is going to be the most just outcome. Welcome to Balkanized post American justice.

Blogger Karen took the Kids July 11, 2020 8:10 AM  

'Problematic' = True

Blogger The Masked Menace July 11, 2020 8:16 AM  

Take heart. There has never been such crystal clear clarity. Do you really think the enemy wants to be this obvious? Only the willfully blind or woefully stupid cannot see it for what it is now.

Blogger The Masked Menace July 11, 2020 8:21 AM  

Win or lose Trump has already accomplished a great feat. He has torn the mask off the system and exposed it for what it is. Hundreds of millions throughout the world know. There's no going back.

Blogger Akulkis July 11, 2020 8:22 AM  

These idiots have absolutely no idea what's coming for them after they get rid of the police.

Blogger megabar July 11, 2020 8:28 AM  

> Rhetoric ceaselessly jabbed into the target's psyche, soften the target, dominate the target then redirect the target's followers to eat one another.

There are three things that make this an uphill battle. Any argument (rhetoric or otherwise) is most effective when employed by someone a person respects. Second, in arguments, numbers matter; the mob wins. Third, the left argues with falsehoods that all pleasant and unnuanced, and thus are attractive to most.

The left has the advantage in all three; at least of those willing to speak publicly. Therefore, they will likely win if the battle is primarily argument.

Where the right can win is by building. By outcompeting and building, you gain authority, followers, and moral authority, all of which add strength to argument. Elon Musk could change more minds in a day that I would in 1000 years, at my current rate.

If the left has an advantage in argument, we have an advantage in building.

I'm not saying we shouldn't argue today, btw. Fight, but also build.

Blogger JamesB.BKK July 11, 2020 8:29 AM  

Timberg and Dwoskin did a poor job of faking calm and gravitas. The WaPo is sceert.

Blogger Enjcj July 11, 2020 8:29 AM  

Timely post. Starting to understand and treat the people who are !@#$ stirrers in my life as the actual enemies they truly are.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira July 11, 2020 8:46 AM  

However, you have to love the way they frame this one!

"...after years of treating such issues gingerly amid fear of triggering the wrath of the nation's most powerful politician."

I can't breathe.

Blogger Crush Limbraw July 11, 2020 9:29 AM  

Mr.MantraMan - your comment will be printed and posted as
"Requirements and Instructions for Conduct in a Culture War"
Danged - that is good!

Blogger Crew July 11, 2020 9:41 AM  

And they have set up a nice playground at Parler for all those disgruntled conservatives. Somewhere nice where no one will say bad things about them or Democrats or black people.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 11, 2020 10:14 AM  

Sure megabar, we have done exactly that for decades, I have read thousands of wonderful intellectual essays that built and built and built this mythical conservative authority, along comes the bully left and kicks sand in our faces and wipes out our work. All those decades of building and still the conservatives basically ran off the hill of the Moral Level of conflict to the safety of safely critiquing the details of whatever the Left says today.

IMO if a conservative is not willing to the first throw a rhetorical pilum at his leftist/cuck opponent they really do not believe their own BS. Besides rightists always throw shade about the credibility of other rightists and tell me that is not effective.

Blogger Brett baker July 11, 2020 11:01 AM  

"You just hate me because I have a prettier bowtie than you"!

Blogger TiredPoorHungry July 11, 2020 11:07 AM  

Tar and feathers?

Blogger Doktor Jeep July 11, 2020 11:08 AM  

”It's long past time for conservatives to wake up..."
The Great Karnak predicts a long wait.

Blogger JamesB.BKK July 11, 2020 11:15 AM  

I wonder how long it will be until the Trump team brings antitrust and election tampering charges against all the big social media companies.

And just like that the rabid lefties and their sponsors and enablers will have turned on a dime to loudly abhor squelching of discussion and free ideas. Why, Facebook will become the press! Corporations will be recognized to correctly have free speech rights! Without shame. It's of a sort with academic freedom and respectable publishable climate change research. Unidirectional.

Blogger Crew July 11, 2020 11:48 AM  

@19: And many ConserviCucks will fail to understand the sermon!

Blogger Rakshasa July 11, 2020 12:51 PM  

The recent actions against TikTok is obviously not about chinese spying on teens twerking, what really made them upset was all the Uncle A songs and jokes.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel July 11, 2020 1:01 PM  

@8 "These idiots have absolutely no idea what's coming for them after they get rid of the police."

They don't want to "get rid of the police", they want to get rid of state and municipal police. They know damn will officer social worker can't do anything.

Then they can have a nice militarized police directed by the next hard left President.

Blogger d July 11, 2020 2:39 PM  

INVERSION.

The more radically submissive the cany Cons get, the louder the judeo-atheists project their hate.

Blogger Canadian Warlord July 11, 2020 5:13 PM  

The Trump presidency is a warning sign. The message is being completely ignored by the 30% of western population, who have been voting for the end of the west for 60+ years.

There's always going to be a swing 'back' (agenda slowdown), seems to be an 8 year cycle lately. If that is 4 years this time it doesn't matter. Only one thing matters:

The next time the demopublicans are in power, they will turn the system against the American people completely. Amnesty to cement voting blocs, economic reoression against their political enemies, and officially sanctioned violence. Much of this already started under Obama in microscopic form. The next steps ahead will be more than playing footsie, this will be casting the die.

If they think Trump is their enemy, they will not even see the direction that their next nemesis will be emerging from. He's not going to be a nice guy. Every step they take towards permanent power, will be two steps towards their inevitable abyss. It's an illusion, a mirage, and their dream is on the other side of the canyon that they're falling into.

The only remaining question is how many people will be going down with them.

Blogger Akulkis July 11, 2020 5:19 PM  

>> >> These idiots have absolutely no idea what's coming for them after they get rid of the police."

>> They don't want to "get rid of the police", they want to get rid of state and municipal police. They know damn will officer social worker can't do anything.

>> Then they can have a nice militarized police directed by the next hard left President.

What they want, and what they're gonna get are two very, VERY different things.

Blogger Jeroth July 11, 2020 5:25 PM  

While Don Jr. announces a new book "Liberal Privilege". What does this endless stream of "Dems are the real X" accomplish?

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 11, 2020 8:17 PM  

"Starting?" Where you been the last 10 yrs?

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 11, 2020 8:52 PM  

What does this endless stream of "Dems are the real X" accomplish?

It accomplishes nothing. And? Were you unaware that they don't get that yet, that most people on the Right still have faith in the ability of people to reason and to be persuaded by dialectic? This blog is one of the few places you'll find people who understand how false that is.

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