Big Tech always preaches about treating people equally, but they never do. Funny how their “algorithms” never seem to suspend liberals’ accounts. The religion of Inclusion is a fraud. As I write this, my organization’s Twitter account (@LifeHasPurpose) has been suspended for 15 days for violating their cardinal rule—don’t tweet the truth.
On April 13th we responded to Representative Ilhan Omar’s (D) outrageous diminishment of 9-11 in a speech to CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) saying “some people did something.” CAIR has been designated, by the way, as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates. Twitter absurdly accused us of “hateful conduct” for these words: “She describes an act of war as ‘some people did something’? #IlhanOmar is not a victim. The 2,980 Americans who were slaughtered by Muslim terrorists were the victims. American Muslims lost no more civil liberties than we ALL did after #September11 thanks to the #PatriotAct.”
So now historical revisionism is part of Twitter’s mission statement? As with all things “progressive”, they look at the world in an inverted way. Instead of seeing the terrorism as the “hateful conduct”, they deemed a tweet denouncing terrorism as “hateful conduct.” This clueless censorship happens during a time when yet another terrorist attack, perpetrated by Islamic terrorists via ISIS, slaughtered 250 lives—Christians attacked while worshipping Easter. Oh, wait, I mean Jesus.
This targeted censorship is just the beginning. My colleague, E.W. Jackson, the outspoken VA Senate Candidate, had his Twitter account deactivated on the same day as mine. Hollywood actor James Woods, who has 2.1 million followers, had his account deactivated on April 20th. It looks like our accounts are still active, but we’re all locked out of them, so we can’t tweet or interact at all.
It’s no secret. Twitter applies its “rules of conduct” unequally. How many liberals decry having their Twitter accounts suspended? None. Well, unless they defy the pseudoscience of LGBT activism. A hardcore “feminist” named Meghan Murphy dared to buck Twitter’s protections for #LGBTQXYZ. She tweeted a basic scientific fact: “Women aren’t men.” Her account has been permanently suspended.
Then there’s Representative Brian Sims, a Democrat lawmaker and gay activist from my home state of Pennsylvania who spews nothing but hate for Christians…and white people (annnnnnd, he’s white). He recently threatened to dox teenage girls and an elderly woman who were peacefully protesting outside of a Planned Parenthood in Philly. He proudly posted his bullying selfie videos on Twitter. His account remains active, of course. He gets an #LGBT pass.
Speaking of racism, there’s Farrakhan. His virulent racism and anti-Semitism is spread in repulsive tweets. Twitter, apparently, isn’t repulsed. Farrakhan’s tweet, “I’m not anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite.” and many other actual hate-filled words remain untouched on his unsuspended account.
Twitter’s supposed appeal process is a sham, too. We’ve submitted five appeals. Although their auto-responder claims it may take up to a few days to respond, they’ve never responded. Big Tech is out of common folks’ reach. They’re too important to allow contact with an actual human. Free speech and democracy? Not on their watch.
They’re too insecure in their worldview to be challenged with facts by those outside the Silicon Valley bubble of omniscience.
Welcome to this not-so-brave new world, where Big Tech largely controls the flow of information, use of pronouns, and how expansively “hate” is defined. Facebook just recently announced that Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer and Louis Farrakhan have been removed, among others, from their platforms. Of course, the Washington Post labeled them all “right-wing leaders.” CNN called them all “far-right extremists.” Louis Farrakhan is the extremist, and he’s a radical leftist who hates the GOP and Trump in particular. “The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement…Tamika, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez [founders of ultra-liberal March For Women], our sister with the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter — the women shook the world the day after President Trump was elected,” Farrakhan told his audience during his vile Savior’s Day speech where he claimed to be Jesus.
I don’t know who the Left thinks they’re fooling—each other, I guess. In a CNN interview Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, made this laughable declaration: “The real question behind the question is, ‘Are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints?’ And we are not. Period,” Dorsey said. “We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology. We look at behavior.”
This is dangerous. Where are all the alleged “civil rights” groups on this blatant discrimination? They’re silent on this rampant censorship, because it’s their leftist ideology that’s being protected. These same “progressives” demanded that a baker from Colorado had to be “Open to All” and serve everyone and every event. Yet the world’s largest public platforms flaunt their separate and unequal treatment and denial of services to online users every single day. It’s Jim Crow 2.0.
Out of principle, I’m not deleting the tweet (we’ve been shadow-banned for years anyway). I have no hate for Muslims. I have no hate for Rep. Ilhan Omar. I hate a lie. It’s why my wife and I created the Radiance Foundation—to illuminate the truth about the human condition and declare that every human life has purpose. Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple—they’re totalitarian tech. This is all just a pre-game show. They’re merely ramping up for the 2020 elections, purging what they’re bogusly calling “misinformation” and “extremism” to clear the Democrats’ path of ideological obstacles. They’ll continue to widen their “hate speech” nets to the point where the only thing that slips through are their own intolerant words in a sea of fake diversity.
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Ryan Bomberger is the Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation. He is happily married to his best friend, Bethany, who also happens to be the Executive Director of Radiance. They are adoptive parents with four awesome munchkins. Ryan is a creative agitator and international public speaker who just loves illuminating that every human life has purpose.
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Guess you have to be President of the United States for your Twitter account to be left alone! (Maybe President Trump should forward conservative groups’ messages to his followers.) Twitter should be ashamed to claim they are “viewpoint neutral.”
Silencing the opposition is a typical leftist practice. (See, for instance, Lois Lerner and the IRS dragging their feet on certifying conservative groups, before the 2012 election; and the social media refusing to accept pro-life posts in Ireland before the referendum on the 8th Amendment.) We need to stop this arrogant censorship before 2020!