If Marjorie Taylor Greene Can’t Have Twitter, The Socialists Will Win!
GOP QAnon crackpot Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia is big mad after Twitter suspended her account Sunday because of all her garbage lies about election fraud, which we won't bother repeating. This is a Big Lie-free zone.
"The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy," the [Twitter] spokesperson said. As a result, the congresswoman will be locked out of her account for 12 hours.
This 12-hour suspension is like when a wine bar asks the angry drunk lady to leave after she made a scene over the marinated olives. We all know she'll come back the next day, and it'll be more of the same. You might as well make that suspension permanent until she's entered a rehabilitation program with several dozen steps.
Greene released a statement last night, which she was still free to do, because Twitter is not the only way stupid people can communicate. She demanded that Congress, which has better things to do like staying alive, “protect free speech in America" by forcing private companies to provide free platforms for fools.
Conservative Americans shouldn't be afraid to speak their mind. They shouldn't have to fear being cancelled by American corporations where they work, do business, and use services. They shouldn't be scared into submission by Socialists who want to end their way of life.
Oh, yes, the big bad socialists running the multi-billion-dollar corporations are oppressing god-fearing conservatives.
This is how capitalism works, you moron! If you want universal social media access and participation trophies for your wackadoodle views, then you're probably the socialist, or more accuratel, a hypocrite who feels rules like Twitter's clearly worded terms of service don't apply to you.
Greene returned to Twitter Monday. Behold, the gibberish!
Moral what now?Twitter
Contrary to how highly you think of yourself and your moral platitude, you are not the just of humanity.
And you and ...
Twitter isn't a public service, so Comrade Greene here has no inherent right to its platform. Twitter could literally ban all Republicans and if Green ran crying to Ayn Rand, her moldering corpse would tell her to form her own social media site. That's how the free market works. Also that is not how the word "platitude" works.
Twitter's civic integrity policy isn't even that discriminatory. It just asks that everyone refrain from spreading BS about elections, but we can see why Greene would think that almost exclusively impacts conservatives.
... Why do you allow these type things on your platform?
Iran's Ayatollah, who declares his intent to destroy Israel, who is our great ally.
Hashtags on tweets like #killtrump
Porn isn't full of lies. OK, at least not the same type of lies. They don't inherently incite violence, is our point.
And, sure, suspend the Ayatollah's account, as well.
... Yet you continuously abuse conservative's opinions and free speech by canceling us.
You see suspending and banning people every time one of the self appointed twitter police cries "@twittersafety!" when their feelings are terribly hurt by reading a tweet they disagree with does not make it the right thing to do.
Actually, you are playing a very big role in the dangerous divide of Americans and violating people's guaranteed right of free speech.
As you know ...
This is still not how free speech works. It's also absurd that Greene, who literally posed with an assault rife in a campaign ad, claims that Twitter is the one “playing a very big role in the dangerous divide of Americans." Greene is hardly Ms. Unity.
She claimed Twitter lost $5 billion in market share after permanently banning Donald Trump. This is actually true! Investors are often skittish after a corporation makes a major change, so Twitter's stock drop is probably temporary. But even if it's not, online misinformation specifically about election fraud declined 73 percent after Trump was bounced. We're glad Twitter prioritized civic responsibility over its market share. (CEO Jack Dorsey is still rich AF. He'll be fine.)
Greene also said Twitter has become “boring without President Trump," which is what you'd expect from someone who doesn't appreciate Twitter's extensive porn offerings. She insists that “without debate of ideas, opinions, and arguing truth, Twitter and similar police state platforms will eventually lose." Huh? No one's forcing anyone to use Twitter. This isn't how police states work. She's really going to pitch a fit when every trendy DC nightclub with a dress code turns her away.
The congresswoman isn't interested in a “debate of ideas." She called Georgia GOP Elections Manager Gabriel Sterling a “moron" and blamed him for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue's Senate runoff losses. She also accused him of assisting in election fraud. Her idea of “free speech" is reckless character defamation.
She can't explain how she managed to win a rigged election because she's dumb as a bag of hair.
Then she veered into a strangely John Lennon direction.
"Above us ... only sky."Twitter
... Imagine freedom.
That's what our founding fathers did.
And isn't it interesting that the first amendment is freedom of speech?
After they fought a revolution, they must have really understood how important free speech really is.
I hope you @Twitter @jack realize the same.
One more time: The First Amendment states that Congress should make no law abridging freedom of speech. Twitter isn't a member of Congress, but unfortunately Greene is. She's also an anti-Muslim bigot who described the 2018 “blue wave" midterms as "an Islamic invasion of our government." She probably forgot the freedom of religion part of the First Amendment. Or maybe not. Greene, like so many conservatives, believes the Constitution only protects her rights — her freedom of speech, her religious liberty, her freedom to peacefully assemble.
Let's see how long Greene can go before receiving the permanent Twitter banhammer. The countdown to her tedious, conservative martyrdom begins now.
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Stephen Robinson is a writer and social kibbitzer based in Portland, Oregon. He writes reviews for the A.V. Club and make believe for Cafe Nordo, an immersive theatre space in Seattle. He's also on the board of the Portland Playhouse theatre. His son describes him as a “play typer guy."