34 Replies to “Punching Back”

  1. Some European political figures call Twitter’s ban of Trump ‘problematic’

    Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said she “considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have been permanently blocked.”

    Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny also denounced — on Twitter — what he branded “an unacceptable act of censorship” based on “emotion and personal political preferences.”

    “The dogma anchored in section 230 — the U.S. legislation that provides social media companies with immunity from civil liability for content posted by their users — has collapsed,” Breton wrote.

    Kate Ruane, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, said “it should concern everyone when companies like Facebook and Twitter wield the unchecked power to remove people from platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions.”

    1. MikeT, I think they stated it would take about a week. Apart from that, I thought it ironic that a German woman from east Berlin, was the first to complain about Trump’s banning!

  2. Good although I have to admit I like Gab better. However I will do both. Gab is having problems with all the new users and is coming and going.

  3. Unless you have a mobile phone, zombie pad , you couldn’t join Parler anyway without these. Parler should have known better than to deal with the likes of Amazon, Apple, Google, etc.
    Gab’s a better outfit anyway.

    1. I’ve NEVER been on Twitter, or Fackebook … but I have signed up for Parler (before the purge) and Gab.

      TBH … Parler’s app is crap. Impossible for me to navigate. I certainly hope they fix the deficiencies when migrating

      1. Agreed with that kenji.
        Parler sucks – just a big bulletin board to me.

        I found WEME or MeWe…whatever…
        SELF sustained by user contributions…aint NO one deplatforming them.

    2. I joined Parler from my laptop. On another note, Democrats go silent on providing free internet access for everyone.
      The censoring Demagogues think they have it made in the censors’ shade, but their party is short lived and soon going public.
      Because SCOTUS – which is where this is all going, will not be amused by courts or legislatures permitting restraint of trade.
      DeMarxists own the federal government, but not that Court. No biggie, right. Maybe not, but maybe so.
      The tell on that will be if the DeMarxists move immediately to pack SCOTUS and other courts. They’re capable of anything.
      Not having SCOTUS is like the Japanese destroying American battleships at Pearl Harbour but missing the aircraft carriers.
      The tech giants may in for a bad dose of unintended consequences if high courts decide servers are like telephone lines.
      A public utility that you must provide to whomever wishes to use it, like telephone lines, like cell phone numbers.
      So they’ll divert to their private business argument. Great, release the hounds of defamation.
      Oh, no we’re just good business people, that’s why we’re alienating half the consuming public. How’d that go for Microsoft?
      These foolishly run businesses are already vastly overvalued, now pushing away half the market. This is a gift for Trump.
      With his multimedia savvy, and charlatan capitalists ruining wealth, leaving it all open, they’ve lost to him before they start.
      Trump haters will still get their Trump fixation fix.
      They’re addicted to hatred of him and would go into serious withdrawal without him available to attack.
      Without him their projections would hit the wall. Without him, their prejudice and self-loathing is exposed. They need Trump.

      1. SCOTUS is as politicized as everything else in the corrupt states of America. Don’t expect any help from them, it is going to take 1776 over again to fix the US, I hope they are still up to the challenge.

  4. We just need to get a few athletes to take a knee in sorrow during the national anthem for our lost democracy.

        1. I am guessing it is a good thing that white people were directing the building. Call me racist, I no longer care.

        2. To be fair … my ‘white’ General contractor and subcontractors … “built my home”. I didn’t, right? Oh! … I provided the design, the plans, the permits, the Capital, the supervision, the coordination … and made every single decision for the project down to the color of the light switches … but “they” built it.

          This is what you have to believe to be a member of the wokeratti. That “labor” supersedes all. WRONG! At best it is all a collaborative effort. At worse, labor is mindless drones who need to be TOLD what to do. I give much respect to, and I carefully chose, my contractor and subcontractors. But “they” didn’t build my home. Nope. It was ME.

          Same with the “South” And what of the Industrial North? By your logic, “the children built that” what with the child labor tending the noisy, dangerous, machines. Yes, the children and broken white folk mined the ore, smelted the ore, and forged the steel of the industrial revolution. Better PAY reparations to those poor white hicks, right? They must all be ancestors of the lower class, toothless, Trump followers, Right?

          The idea that “black people built the South is nonsense”. They were “participants” … and deserving of their “participant” trophy’s

          1. They were participants all right. Captured in Africa (by other black Africans I might add) and shipped across the Atlantic to be sold like cattle and worked as long and hard as their masters wanted.

            Give yourself some time and watch this documentary about Josiah Henson who may have been the model for Tom in Uncle Tom’s cabin.

          2. Yep, slavery existed … everywhere on the planet. Tell me something I didn’t know. To be fair … I expect the lifespans of most of the slaves nearly doubled when they landed on our shores. The slaves were working machines … and the first thing a farmer learns is to keep his machines in tip top shape. Well fed, well rested, and treated humanely.

            It’s really too bad that Hollywood shows ONLY slave mistreatment. Never slave education, and slaves being treated as valuable commodities. Does that make slavery “right”? Of course not. But slavery is in EVERYONE’S past … every culture and racial composition. Get over it. It was eliminated 150 years ago.

  5. A little off topic but not by much – Deutsche Bank issued a statement that they will not be doing business with DJT in the future.
    That’s the President of the United States of America, folks. Imagine how they’ll put the screws to you.

    1. How about BNS, RBC, BMO, and B of A. those are the people I deal with. I bet with the billions that Trump can remove from any particular bank they would probably reconsider. I guess the reality is Trump does not do business with Deutsche Bank, otherwise they would be keeping their pie holes shut.

  6. Kind of strange how Liberals/progressives have evolved into the Christian Women’s Temperance Union.
    Or better yet, the 21st century version of the early Puritans who left England expressly because they feared persecution only to start their own brand of persecution by hanging and torturing any Quaker who was caught in Massachusetts. Y’know, cause they didn’t think like them.

    Don’t mind me, just connecting historical dots.

  7. Anyone wanting to punch back should read David P Goldman’s article, “ Here’s How We Flatten the Democratic Party During the Next Four Years“. Basically, he says, sue them into bankruptcy. Great, great article.

  8. This has to be the best satirical tweet ever put out by a corporation.

    Twitter Public Policy
    Ahead of the Ugandan election, we’re hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps.

    We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet.