Friends, of all the depressing changes washing over this country, none is more mortifying than the Left's blithe abandonment of our traditional commitment to free speech. The idea that the public sphere must be cleansed of "hate" and "lies" and "disinformation", while well-meaning, is completely inimical to the maintenance of free speech. Few on the Left seem to understand this. Some do understand it, but clearly don't care. They view the sacrifice of our freedoms as the price we must pay to achieve a neo-Marxist utopia. Anyway, I suggest you read this piece. It talks about the stakes of this battle. The central point is a simple one: freedoms are easy to lose, and tough to regain. So buckle up!
When we talk about the censorship and bias in Big Tech, we usually focus on Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, etc etc. Fair enough, but Wikipedia is also a very influential clearinghouse for information. I use it constantly. This article says it's the 13th most visited site on the internet. My information is that it's the 5th most visited site. In any case, it outpaces even porn! That's saying something. Ergo, when Wikipedia decides to start curating the sum of human knowledge in order to protect lefty snowflakes from the mental anguish that evenhandedness causes, we're all in a heap of trouble!
In this piece Tucker Carlson exposes the utter absurdity of the Left's narrative on "oppression". In essence, they view the most privileged people in America as victims, and ordinary working class folk as black-hearted overlords. The sheer cognitive dissonance is amazing!
Finally, this article explores the fact that two of our leading candidates for the presidency in 2024 (three, if you count Marco Rubio) hail from Florida. That could make them bitter rivals. I hope it will make them close allies. My ideal scenario for 2024 is that a still-strong DJT will throw his weight behind Ron DeSantis. Maybe Don, Jr. as VEEP? Hey, let's make a deal... Why not?