Coronavirus: Three conditions for a pandemic “amnesty”

More and more experts are finally acknowledging the lockdown policies were a disaster.  In a stunning turn of events, The Atlantic proclaims the need for a pandemic amnesty to reduce existing tensions, but conservatives are in no mood to forgive and forget without a reckoning of some kind.   Last week, a leading proponent of coronavirus… Continue reading Coronavirus: Three conditions for a pandemic “amnesty”

AOC: The progressive victim that roared

It might be easy to dismiss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s constant complaining and claims of victimhood were she not illustrative of the progressive movement in general, where even the highest of the high, including the President himself feigns powerlessness and pretends he’s merely a victim of events. Life is very difficult for progressive firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  We… Continue reading AOC: The progressive victim that roared

The progressive assault on half of America is more dangerous than any lunatic shooter that shouldn’t have been on the streets in the first place

The mass shooting in Buffalo, NY is the result of the tragic failure of the state’s police, gun laws, and mental health system, but that hasn’t stopped President Joe Biden and his progressive allies from blaming mainstream Republicans and targeting your fundamental rights, politicking before the bodies are cold and lying about the shooter’s own… Continue reading The progressive assault on half of America is more dangerous than any lunatic shooter that shouldn’t have been on the streets in the first place

Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The Twitter board officially approves the sale to the world’s richest man, and the media responds by arguing openly for censorship, turning recently held positions regarding free speech upside down, claiming free speech is racist, and pretending there is transparency in the current social media content moderation regime. Sometimes, you think the media simply has… Continue reading Musk takes Twitter amid a media firestorm and the changing meanings of free speech

The NYC subway shooter, the media, and the strange failure of content moderation

The NYC subway shooter’s social media profile revealed hundreds of anti-racist and other disturbing rants, where he argued the races should be separated and asked “black Jesus” to kill all white people.  The media, however, thinks he’s anti-black, and no one has even bothered to ask how these inflammatory, racist posts made it past the… Continue reading The NYC subway shooter, the media, and the strange failure of content moderation

Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

It’s long past time to resign the great Greek philosopher’s vision of government to the ash heap of history, and yet the establishment continues to cling to something eerily close to his vision of a guardian class empowered with the noble lie.  Literally everything has changed since Plato’s day, but some things remain the same…… Continue reading Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

Elon Musk: Are much needed changes coming to Twitter?

The world’s richest man and self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” is now the largest shareholder of the social media platform after haranguing it as a threat to democracy for limiting speech.  This isn’t a purely academic point after the platform blatantly interfered in the 2020 election.  In a more rational and fair world, Twitter would be… Continue reading Elon Musk: Are much needed changes coming to Twitter?

Joe Rogan, Whoopi Goldberg, the Canadian Truckers, and free speech

Jon Stewart and Bill Maher defend free speech for fellow celebrities, but I can’t help wondering if they are speaking up more in sympathy than in support of free speech as a universal principle when few if any are concerned about the truckers in Canada protesting cross-border vaccine mandates under the name Freedom Convoy 2022.… Continue reading Joe Rogan, Whoopi Goldberg, the Canadian Truckers, and free speech

A common sense, conservative approach to social media regulation rooted in the First Amendment

Twitter’s new CEO isn’t concerned about free speech and plans to restrict content sharing, Facebook is clamoring for government regulation in the name of public safety, and there are increasing calls to break up Big Tech, but is any of this necessary when illegal activity is already illegal?  Otherwise, our focus should be the First… Continue reading A common sense, conservative approach to social media regulation rooted in the First Amendment

Free speech for them, but none for you, the media mob privileges its own insanities over open dialogue

From Fox News to Substack, modern day “journalists” seek out dissenting voices, spy on private conversations, out unacceptable speech, often incorrectly, and call for constant policing of everyone’s speech, but don’t dare call them out on it. New York Times reporter, Taylor Lorenz, is very upset with Tucker Carlson and Fox News.  Their crime?  Questioning… Continue reading Free speech for them, but none for you, the media mob privileges its own insanities over open dialogue