Elon Musk suspended some journalists because they were publishing his location in real time, in violation of what the new Twitter chief said was a company anti-doxxing policy — and now all the leftists who love the idea of doxxing when its targets are conservative suddenly see the free market, free speech light and they’re outraged. Outraged and angry. And you know what that means.
It means Musk better get some good armed security, but fast.
When leftists get angry, things get broken — things like store windows, private properties, police vehicles, people’s bones.
The left hates it when the right is right. The left calls it racism, and as everybody knows, the Constitution does not protect racists so that means all acts of violence against racists are justified, nay, warranted, nay, required. The left sees the punching of racists as an act of godly service.
The backstory is this: Musk booted accounts belonging to journalists with CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other media outlets “without explanation,” as CNN wrote. But as Musk did explain, on Twitter: “Criticizing me all day long is totally fine, but doxxing my real-time location and endangering my family is not.”
He also tweeted: “If anyone posted real-time locations & addresses of NYT reporters, FBI would be investigating, there’d be hearings on Capitol Hill & Biden would give speeches about end of democracy!”
He’s quite right, of course. But he’s missing the point.
And the point is this: Musk is racist, no doubt about it. And when the left smells racism, all sanity, all reason, all common sense, all truth is tossed out the window. Baseball bats and bricks are distributed.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, never one to shy from exploiting a situation for her personal political gain, latched on to this latest Musk-Twitter drama to chastise Musk — interestingly enough, for doing exactly what she thinks ought to happen to all the racists and conservatives of the world (not to be redundant).
When Musk tweeted, “Same doxxing rules apply to ‘journalists,’ as to everyone else,” and “They posted my exact real-time location, basically assassination coordinates, in (obvious) direct violation of Twitter terms of service,” AOC said, in essence, “so what?”
That’s code for “you’re a racist, Elon, get over it.”
Actually, she wrote this: “You’re a public figure. An extremely controversial and powerful one. I get feeling unsafe, but descending into abuse of power + erratically banning journalists only increases the intensity around you.Take a beat and lay off the photo-fascism. Maybe try putting down your phone.”
The joke here is that Ocasio-Cortez is the real fascist. But she gets a pass because Musk is a racist and Rule Number One — once again, for those in the back of the room — is that baseball bats replace sanity when racism is involved.
All this is to say that Musk better surround himself with some good armed guards.
The left is coming for him. They’re one step away from making the call to place their baseball-bat carting and brick-toting minions outside his home.
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