Forgive This Glorified “Tweet”
A Quote From The United States
On May 10, 1933 student groups at universities across Germany carried out a series of book burnings of works that the students and leading Nazi party members associated with an “un-German spirit.” Enthusiastic crowds witnessed the burning of books by Brecht, Einstein, Freud, Mann and Remarque, among many other well-known intellectuals, scientists and cultural figures, many of whom were Jewish. The largest of these book bonfires occurred in Berlin, where an estimated 40,000 people gathered to hear a speech by the propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, in which he pronounced that “Jewish intellectualism is dead” and endorsed the students’ “right to clean up the debris of the past.”
The First Amendment was one of the most foundational parts of the American experiment.
It didn’t exist to protect pornography, but to protect open discourse on topics that are political, philosophical and religious. And yet, in recent years our college campuses have descended into complete intolerance for open discussion. They have graduated wave after wave of students indoctrinated in modern Marxism, and a religion of extreme environmentalism. They have set up a new definition of racism that carries no resemblance to rational understanding of race, and that is completely unconnected from the Civil Rights leaders of the 1960s. In order to guard their new militant religion, the loyal followers have begun to enforce their views on one after another institution, including Big Tech and Social Media companies. These companies, living free from regulation by governmental control, not answerable to our Constitution, have now begun to usurp control of our society and strangle any ideas they find offensive.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Youtube and WordPress have now become the New Book Burners, the new arbiters of truth.
With the increased oppressiveness of Twitter and Facebook, many are quitting these platforms, leading also to their plummeting stock values. We need to resist their overreach in as many ways as possible.
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