AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan
While the left’s aversion to freedom of speech in the United States has always been far from a secret, few could have predicted the firestorm of left-wing fury resulting from Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and subsequent moves to make the platform more transparent and open to political viewpoints outside of the liberal echo chamber. Progressives’ meltdown over the loss of their Twitter “safe space” (particularly following Musk’s release of “The Twitter Files” showcasing just how much Twitter staff conspired with Democrat operatives to silence conservatives) reveals the unsettling extent to which the American left remains hostile to free speech—and the lengths to which they will go to silence, censor, and blacklist dissenting voices.
Given the doomsday rhetoric from the left following Musk’s acquisition of Twitter earlier this fall, some might be inclined to think that human civilization is now literally on the brink of collapse. “It’s like the gates of hell opened on this site tonight,” Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz wrote in the wake of Musk’s takeover. Journalism professor Jeff Jarvis decried the change in leadership as an “emergency,” stating that the platform had been “taken over by the evil Sith lord.” “The sun is dark,” he claimed in a later tweet. Charlie Warzel, a columnist for The Atlantic, took it a step further: “There is, both inside and outside the company, an apocalyptic feel to the ordeal,” he wrote. Forbes writer Dave Vetter insisted Musk’s takeover would amount to the platform being “swamped by Nazis, Pepes and other invertebrates.”
Unsurprisingly, this streak of left-wing outrage has only escalated following Musk’s reinstatement of previously banned Twitter accounts—most notably Donald Trump’s. The New York Times bemoaned the prospect of Trump’s return to the platform as “dangerous.” California Congressman and longtime Trump critic Adam Schiff said Trump’s reinstatement was a “terrible mistake”—not accounting for the fact that Trump was first removed from the platform as a sitting, duly-elected president. Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker said Trump’s return to Twitter made remaining on the platform “completely untenable”—further demonstrating the left’s intolerance for dissenting political voices on Twitter and elsewhere.
Hollywood figures didn’t hesitate to chime in, either. Actress Mia Farrow encouraged her followers to “get blood pressure pills.” Actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner attacked Musk for letting “Lies and Disinformation continue to poison the American bloodstream.” Actress and musician Bette Midler mourned what she described as “a tragic day for America.” Actor John Cusack condemned Musk for supporting “fascism.” The list goes on.
In response to Musk’s announcement that he would grant “amnesty” to previously suspended accounts, the Associated Press deemed that the decision would “spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.” Left-wing activist Alejandra Caraballo similarly proposed that “Apple and Google need to seriously start exploring booting Twitter off the app store”—which would make the app (which many Americans see as the world’s primary digital public square) virtually inaccessible. According to a Musk tweet, Apple was for a time considering removing the site from their App Store, but has since backed down.
The left-wing outrage has intensified even more this week following Musk’s release of the first batch of “the Twitter Files,” internal company documents showing that mid-level Twitter staff colluded with Biden campaign operatives (and quite possibly career bureaucrats at the FBI) to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story. One NBC News opinion piece called Musk’s move “manipulative” and suggested that the Twitter Files “endanger our democracy and our lives.” Other users on Twitter slammed journalist Matt Taibbi for publishing a Twitter thread detailing the contents of the files. Ben Collins of NBC jealously tweeted mocking Musk for, in his words, “throwing it all away to do PR work for the richest person in the world,” while writer Wajahat Ali accused Taibbi of “selling [his] soul for the richest white nationalist on Earth.”
Though most Americans have rightly come to expect the left’s inevitable temper tantrums every time their grip on the political discourse is called into question, progressives’ sheer outrage surrounding Musk’s takeover of Twitter raises significant red flags that should be of grave concern to every American. The left’s unbridled moral panic in response to Musk’s promotion of a foundational American value—namely, the right of every American citizen to speak freely and to challenge the political and cultural status quo—is not only bizarre but also deeply disconcerting.
Shortly after Musk took control of Twitter this fall, he tweeted that, as he seeks to elevate the voices of everyday American citizens, the “media elite will try everything to stop that from happening.” In the weeks since he published that tweet, his prediction has come to pass. As the left continues to wage war on one of the foremost bedrocks of democratic self-government in the United States, the American people would be wise to take note—and to remember what side is truly concerned with “protecting democracy” and the various institutions that underpin it.
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Apparently, the brilliant employees at Twitter never anticipated one thing which is that the company could be sold to a businessman. How did they miss this ? They needed to tell each other
every day ” what happens if we get a new owner ? Could we explain this ? “
and we were told back in the 60s and 70s that we couldn’t shut down marxist speech because we were a country founded on free speech so they had a right to talk too. funny how that right disappears when totalitarians(marxists, socialists, communists, etc) are close to their ultimate goal of total control!
Amazingly, this report has had no new comments in the past 18 hours. Dumbfounding.
I have heard, correct or not, that Musk has fired 80% of Twitter employees yet has increased
According to the premise here, and it could correct, the public considers Twitter to be God.
We have become the United States of Twitter. Is that really the case ? I don’t have a Twitter
account. Am I missing the new religion ? Does it promise an afterlife ? Do you pray to
Twitter ? Just asking.
Larry Elder said tonight that Trump was going to have move over and allow Musk to sit beside him as the world’s most hated man.
Hope you twitter people out there are okay. I’ve always regarded twitter as an addiction so I’ve never ( not once) used it or Facebook or instagram or tick-tok and I haven’t missed anything. But at the same time I was born before tv.
All of this wailing and whining and crying is only a distraction. The real problem lies behind all of this. And the real problem has a name. It is the World Economic Forum, headed by Klaus Schwab. The goal of the WEF is one-world-economy so they can control all of the wealth of this world. Name the members of the WEF, bring them to justice and watch the tumor shrink.
was he the bad guy in “the spy who loved me”? sure sounds like it!
Why don’t the FASCIST liberals eat some lab grown, cell-cultured meat? The New Lie saying 80% of Americans would try that crap.
Since the FASCIST liberals HATE
FREE SPEECH they can ALL MOVE TO COMMUNIST China, Iran, N. Korea WHERE THEY BELONG AND WILL FIT RIGHT IN.
This is a repeat of the treatment THE TEA PARTY was given. Hopefully we have long memories and can do tit for tat. These folks need reality to hit them in the face…HARD.
There is an unsubscribe option. If it hurts so much to read other opinions… I don’t think they’ll be missed.
This article is ‘Spot On’! I agree with it totally. It is mesmerizing, shocking, and terrifying how the ‘Marxist’ ‘liberals’ define ‘democracy’. The First Amendment according to them, was written ONLY for their rights; (nobody else has the right to free speech.) Anybody, who has an opposite opinion from them; is undemocratic, extremist, and ‘dangerous’. They have forgotten all their liberal philosophy; when in fact, they have ceased to be ‘liberal’. THEY are the extremists, against the First Amendment and behaving like bad little Marxists. They need to take some ‘timeout’ in the corner; and review just what is liberal dialogue: “I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It.” The earliest evidence of the saying appeared in the 1906 book: “The Friends of Voltaire” by historian: Evelyn Beatrice Hall. (From ‘Quote Investigator’) Now, these ‘Spinners of Misinformation’ must be acting dumb, dumber, and dumbest. You can’t tell ANY of us that you do NOT understand all of the many implications of the First Amendment? DUH!
Progressives are Marxists, plain and simple. They do not understand Freedom of Speech and the American way of life
Yes they do, they dont like it if it challenges their wealth and power. They cannt be successful in an honest free market!
Deport all leftists,no matter who they are,to the former Soviet Union!
Notice how fast Elon Musk went from being a darling of the left and praised almost daily by the MSM to someone who must now be stopped and destroyed at all costs. He is now considered the second most dangerous man in the United States, second only to President Trump. The MSM is constantly attacking him. Biden has instructed the DOJ, FBI, SEC and the FTC to launch investigations into anything and everything Musk has ever done. Trying to find something, anything that can be used to silence and destroy the man as quickly as possible. Anyone who dares stand up and advocate for basic human rights and freedoms is a threat to the left and must be purged from society. It’s the Marxist way.
Just like they did to Trump
￼ Good guys suddenly become horrible guys because we dare to put our foot in the door of the liberal Democrat progressives stopping us from having our constitutional rights
Let the Twitter file dumps continue as we all knew what they were doing all along in either case, yes Paul, Elon Musk, just a short while ago was the absolute darling of the wingnuts currently having hissy fits because they are now fully exposed & they know full well what’s in store for them as more files get dumped.
In reality, the Democrat Socialists, Deep State players, i.e. FBI, DNI, DHS are up to their necks in their treasonous activities with considerable more CENSORED tweets to come along with UNREDACTED documents.
A big shout out to Donald J. Trump & now Elon Musk, between these two men, they may have just saved America in more ways than one can possibly imagine.
” Let The Games Begin ” The imposters have had their day as their very foundations are cracking & will soon, utterly collapse into the ” dustbins ” of history…
MAGA, America First…
Donald J. Trump 2024. I demand my country back…
Keep blocking Leftists on Twitter: Never /Anti Trumpers, radicals, etc alone
Have them feel what weve undergone for 4 years
In one sense, I understand that but we would be just as crooked as the DIMMs then!
Fight Fire with Fire. It is the only way to put a STOP to it all, this includes putting more DROPBOXES in Republican districts for those Republicans that actually desire to vote early, i.e. simply look at California, that is precisely why we gained those GOP seats in that state, getting the magic number of 218 plus (4) more putting it at 222.
Fight them Fire with Fire, NO MORE Mr. nice guy!
This will FORCE them to the table to play by the rules, otherwise it never ends, i.e. look at Walker in Georgia, absolutely NO support from the Establishment Republican Party, i.e. he LOST to a Democrat socialist… Look at Maricopa County AZ, more of the same, a bunch of RINO’s making sure Lake loses the election, think Gov. Ducey, the lowest of the low for a so-called Republican, he is in Katie Hobbs corner 100%, quite sad for the people of Arizona, they don’t want this, nor does the rest of America…