Freedom of Speech does not mean that people can tell you to shut up, even if they disagree with you. Even if what you say is “false”. Even if what you say is a “conspiracy theory”. Even if you are “wrong”. Even if you are “misinformed”. Even if you are “mean”. Even if you are “hurtful”. Freedom of speech means that your speech is FREE. And people, can decide if they want to listen or not. That is THEIR FREEDOM TO DECIDE.
The blatant removal of people’s voices – even if they are DEAD WRONG – is corrupt. Who gets to decide? Who decides what is right and wrong? It should not be government. It should not be media. Only individuals should have the ability and right to decide.
As soon as the government says that you can’t say what you think (even if it is false, even if it is a conspiracy theory, even if you are wrong, even if you are misinformed, even if you are mean) – you are no longer free and subject to having your will taken away from the equation. As soon as the media says that you can’t say what you think (even if it is false, even if it is a conspiracy theory, even if you are wrong, even if you are misinformed, even if you are mean) – you no longer have freedom of the press. And as soon as social media shuts down your voice and feed (even if it is false, even if it is a conspiracy theory, even if you are wrong, even if you are misinformed, even if you are mean) – you are dead to them, you have no voice and no outlet.
This from the New York Times: “YouTube and Facebook have removed the “Plandemic” scene, saying that it spread inaccurate information about Covid-19 that could be harmful to the public. But the video continues to circulate, as people post new copies. Twitter added an “unsafe” warning on at least one link featuring Dr. Mikovits on the social network, and blocked the hashtags #PlagueOfCorruption and #Plandemicmovie from trends and search.”
This is inexcusable – but of course there is no recourse for such. People have to be aware that this severe push-back on people’s right to explore opinions and facts, people’s right to be wrong, people’s right to think what they want to think and say what they want to say – EVEN IF IT MEANS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN LIFE AND DEATH – that is what is granted to us in our Constitutional Republic. That is what makes (or made) our country different. As soon as people tell you that you cannot explore others’ opinions and fact, but have to listen ONLY to what they have to say – you are now being ruled by someone. You are no longer free.
Scary, but so happy to see people fighting back.