Thursday, January 26, 2023

A Win for Democracy


Friends, in a democracy, we wouldn't expect everyone to like Donald Trump, would we?  I mean, taking issuing with our leaders is an American birthright!  Likewise, however, our leaders have the right to, well, take issue with us.  They have a right to speak and be heard, by those who wish to hear them.  Donald Trump has been denied that right by the high muckety-mucks of Big Tech for far too long.  Today, Facebook is taking a step back from the brink of totalitarian dystopia by allowing our former president to...speak his mind.  Bravo!  I stopped using Facebook for political purposes a long time ago, because of their disgusting bias and intolerance, but a win is a win, and I'm very glad to see that Twitter and "Meta" are once again moving in the right direction.  Google -- all eyes are on YOU!


In a clear sign that the battle for free speech is far from won, Twitter appears to be censoring journalism critical of the leader of India.  Not cool, twits! 

I tend to agree with our former president that sending tanks to Ukraine is a terrible idea that will further escalate a war that we have no realistic hope of "winning".  What's worse, the longer the war drags on, the greater is the danger of World War III.


Finally, while we may be poised at the threshold of recession, we aren't there yet.  That's both good news and bad news.  It's good news, because economic decline might still be avoidable.  It's bad news because there's every reason to believe that things can and will get worse. 


  1. Dr.Waddy from Jack: The left is blithe to employ fear to advance its woke beliefs and I think that dread of public denunciation in the thoroughly bigoted MSM motivates a large faction of those people and organizations which acquiesce to woke hectoring or even the anticipation of it.Perhaps Facebook and Meta perceive they have more to lose from surrendering to the incipient dictators than from honoring free speech .Perhaps that perception grows as the left overreaches, as it inevitably does.

  2. Jack, I sure hope you're right. I find it hard, however, to imagine the woke scumbags in charge of Meta doing anything based on principle, or doubting the nobility of "woke hectoring" when they so often foster and practice it themselves. My guess is that they're merely recallibrating what will remain an inherently biased and left-leaning enterprise. Why, though? Probably fear that the political right will make a comeback and come for them.

  3. Dr.Waddy from Jack: I hope they are good and scared of the real America! Being radical , emotionally captured and perfectionist, which is easy to be when the unknown future is your example, any triumph of common sense is an unbearable prospect for the poor dears.