We all know most of the modern Tech World is very, very leftist and has been from its explosion in the mid 1990s. This is fine, but all the while, the relationship between the Tech World and our $4-trillion-per-yearlLeftist government has grown exponentially. Which ain’t nearly so fine.
The harmonic convergence has been the Barack Obama Administration, which has actually been theissuing like a Pez dispenser. Google has been a . Social media monster Facebook has also all along been for senator-cum-president Obama. Etc, etc, etc. The Silicon Valley is nigh totally a leftist ideological tar pit.
The Atlantic justof Silicon Valley heavy hitters. The results are… unsurprising. 88% of them are voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president. Zero percent of them are voting for Republican nominee Donald Trump — not one person. Shocker.
We conservatives don’t mind people who disagree with us. Less and less, however, the left isn’t returning the favor.
Conservative icon William F. Buckley once“Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view.”
He was right. And these tech-world leftists are more and more using their market dominance to prop up leftists — and remove conservatives from their platforms, and their World.
An important preface: What they’re doing is not censorship. The First Amendment protects us from government speech infringement – and only government speech infringement. Private companies can handle speech on their private platforms any way they wish.
Private companies are also protected by the First Amendment freedom to assemble, or not assemble, any way they wish. (Unless you’re a conservative or traditionalist. The federal government, for instance, is currently in court trying to.)
We conservatives don’t want the government compelling these private companies to engage in speech or assembly they do not like.
Our concern arises – because the $4 trillion-per-year federal government is increasingly fusing with these companies. A government that is with ever greater frequency issuing regulations that make no sense, economic or otherwise, to anyone – save for its Silicon Valley beneficiaries.
So when Silicon Valley companies promote Leftists – and lash out at and silence conservatives, traditionalists and all-around less government types — we can not help but wonder if this is
Let us examine just a small part of the cavalcade of Silicon Valley ideological favoritism.
Remember? He was the Chief Executive Officer of web browser company Mozilla – until he was forced to resign in 2014. Because he privately donated $1,000 in support of California’s Proposition 8 – which would have prevented homosexual marriage. Mozilla being uber-tolerant of all viewpoints – save for the like of Eich’s.
Google “personalized” searches for Obama, but not for Republican opponent Mitt Romney,. A Google search for “completely wrong” .
This year’s Trump Derangement Syndrome has certainly infected the Valley. It has caused many companies to ever-more-frequently-and-
Google was. Google, of course, . But was then caught . (I’m sure you’re just as confident as I am in Google’s .)
Facebook had to have awith conservatives after it came to light that .
Twitter has permanently. It suspends other conservatives like all the time. But racist and incredibly foul-mouthed accounts — so long as they are held by leftists. Twitter . Neither does .
Twitter also: “According to the (inside-Twitter) source, Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favored Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavored accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritized in search results, even if they’re not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines.”
Google owns YouTube, so YouTube is in on the game.
YouTubeon a Trump video about Clinton’s health and hid it from searches behind their “Restricted Mode” firewall, erected for what they deem “inappropriate content.”
YouTube has likewisetwenty-one videos by conservative radio host Dennis Prager’s Prager U(niversity). If you’ve ever heard, seen or read Dennis Prager – you know he’s doing nothing vile in style. YouTube simply finds his conservative substance bannable.
YouTubeexposing the terror connections of the Muslim Brotherhood. But Google is, like Twitter and Facebook, loathe to ban terrorist accounts.
And on, and on, and…
Again, I don’t want the government doing anything about any of this to any of these companies. The problem is, the government is doing so much for these companies that it makes it look an awful lot like a whole lot of quid meeting an avalanche of quo.
We should all be concerned.