As we all know by now, Elon Musk bought Twitter, and he’s promising to bring changes to how it does business, with a repeated focus on free speech and how important it is to civilization. And while that sounds good, we’ll see how that manifests itself in the coming months when he takes full charge of its operations. And Musk clearly sees that the way Twitter has done business has been unacceptable, as it’s been a very dirty business, with the leftists and Muslims behind it routinely smearing their non-violent and non-dangerous political and ideological opponents as “dangerous” and “violent,” as a pretext to ban them for good. They removed a sitting president, Trump, from their platform over the left’s Big Lie of “insurrection.” They shadow-banned truth-tellers, while boosting leftist liars. And they often talked about making the platform “safe,” while completely ignoring the Muslims who threaten death as often as Biden lies.
Writing personally, Twitter always ignored the death threats I got from Muslims over my Mohammad cartoons, yet they banned me for good in 2018 for criticizing Marvel’s Islamophilic Muslim superhero comic book, which ignores the Only reason any of us began to speak about Islam, jihad. But after I heard of Musk buying the platform, I decided to see if I can sign up for an account after four years, and surprisingly, I was able to create one, and I’m back up on it as @TheBoschFawstin. And it’s been fun posting on the platform, as I’ve always liked its forced limitations, as I think concision is a real value in writing.
But then there’s the left’s insane, unhinged reaction to Musk seizing its weapon, because make no mistake about, that’s exactly how the left viewed Twitter, as a weapon against its enemies, and one which they used to lie about them and to lie about what they’re actually up to. And just as the left has moaned about the existence of Fox News, as even one outlet that’s not under their control is too much for them, they’re telling us in their always indirect way that losing even one social(ist) media platform is catastrophic to their need to propagandize 24/7. So the left is treating this loss as if it were the end of the world and they’re vilifying Musk in the same way that they vilify Trump, calling him every name in the book, and smearing him as if their lives depends on it. And yet they’ve had no problem whatsoever with the fact that the platform had/has a major stockholder who’s as illiberal as it gets, Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, who no doubt made sure that Twitter has been a shariah-compliant company since he bought his way in. (See my Jack Dorsey taliBAN cartoon that I drew for Laura Loomer, ripping Dorsey for allowing Muslim terrorists on his platform.) And of course, the Saudi prince was completely opposed to Musk taking over Twitter, to which Musk challenged his position on free speech by writing him directly:
Interesting. Just two questions, if I may. How much of Twitter does the Kingdom own, directly & indirectly? What are the Kingdom’s views on journalistic freedom of speech?
We all know the answer to Musk’s final question, and I give him credit for asking it, as so few are willing to challenge Muslims, particularly wealthy and powerful ones, about what they really think, as they lie as much as leftists do. So going forward, I can imagine that this Saudi prince will not be part of Musk’s Twitter, if we’re to believe Musk’s claim that he’s a “free speech absolutist.” I even challenged Musk to back his claim here.
We don’t know exactly where this is going, but it is promising that the richest man in the world appears to understand how important free speech is. I can’t help but think that at the least, a major platform that’s been the left’s weapon for years, has a chance at being what it advertised itself as, a platform where all people can have their say, without it favoring certain groups over others, or punishing others, and having a far more healthy exchange of ideas.
We’ll see what happens, but I have to admit that I’m excited at what the possibilities could be, not only with Twitter, but with other platforms and outlets, particularly because so many were convinced that Musk couldn’t pull it off, that the left’s stranglehold on social(ist) media was impenetrable. Well, a major leftist platform was seized by someone who’s not afraid to be associated with those on the right, such as the Babylon Bee, and who repeatedly speaks of free speech as it should be spoken about, because it IS the most important issue of our time, of any time.