Posted on April 27, 2022

Verified Hate: The African’s Revenge

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, April 27, 2022

America’s most successful immigrant and African-American, Elon Musk, recently bought Twitter. His plan is to bring back free speech.

This would be ideal for all American social media platforms. Unless the Constitution becomes completely irrelevant, the First Amendment ensures that we can speak without fear of the government. We have something our brothers on the Continent and in once-Great Britain don’t.

The mere prospect that we might have real free speech has caused the worst hysteria since Election Night 2016.

In the last episode of “Left, Right, and White,” I said I am close to a free-speech absolutist, certainly political speech. Even the most crazed leftists should be able to speak their minds. If we have free speech, we win.

In the spirit of Robert Conquest’s famous “Three Laws,” described by John Derbyshire back when he was at National Review,  I propose Hood’s First Law: Any unmoderated online space will become “far right.” Many people secretly agree with us but are afraid to speak. People are generally as “right-wing” as they are allowed to be.

Leftists appear to agree with me. They openly oppose free speech because they seem to believe that once the boot is off our necks, we will win.

Shaun King, an important Black Lives Matter activist with a . . . questionable racial identity, initially seemed to have locked his account. In any case, he returned with a potty mouth. His view:

All lawful speech should be protected. In 2017, Supreme Court said “hate speech,” if such a thing even exists, is constitutionally protected. I see hateful comments against my race every day. I don’t collapse into neurotic fits.

Violent threats are not lawful. Criticism is, even if the target finds it offensive. If Shaun King would admit he is white, he’d understand we put up with this every day.

Former secretary of labor Robert Reich makes a remarkable reversal.

At least Mr. Reich understands the friend/enemy distinction. He may be a hypocrite, but he fights for his side. That’s better than many Republicans.

Others are hitting Elon Musk for his South African heritage. Tim Wise, not surprisingly, was especially animated.

Whites can’t say they weren’t warned.

More about the South African takeover of Twitter:

Letting people talk will doom freedom.

The worst disinformation is racial egalitarianism. White privilege is the most destructive conspiracy theory.

Elon Musk promised to suppress the bots. It’s “just free speech” that’s the problem.

“Human rights groups” seemingly want to take away our rights, rather than fight for them.

The “Trust and Safety Council” was reportedly behind shadowbans of popular conservative and populist accounts.

I would favor some censorship for leftists to clean up their language.

Honestly, I’m just disappointed by the quality of the art.

This guy retweeted his own tweet.

Let’s check what’s on television.

Do straight white men not have the right to speak?

Just imagine the scenario below:

It’s a good thing that would never happen in America.

Another death threat:

New euphemisms for censorship just dropped:

“Equitable speech” and “algorithmic justice” are two terms we’ll be hearing more often.

The prospect of Donald Trump returning is a mortal threat:

Twitter employees reportedly fear the upcoming changes.

Vijaya Gadde is the lawyer. She’s an Indian immigrant. She claims her father had to get permission from the Ku Klux Klan to collect insurance premiums door to door in Beaumont, Texas in the 1980s. She was also part of the team investigating “discourse” on the platform in 2018.

Employees’ sadness and fear isn’t surprising. About 99 percent of Twitter employees who donated to a candidate in 2020 donated to Democrats.

Mr. Musk himself was once a progressive hero because Tesla’s electric cars could cut carbon emissions. This has changed.

There was a time when American Renaissance could sell books on Amazon. Now we can’t. One reason is because Amazon is staffed with people like this.

And now progressives want to break up Big Tech.

I think this went over Brian Stetler’s head.

Jeff Bezos could almost have bought Twitter with the money he had to pay his ex-wife. (She gave a bunch of it to Black Lives Matter.)



On a separate matter, consider the ADL’s latest initiative. It has a history of exaggerating threats. Now, it says there has “never been a greater need” for a Center for Antisemitism Research.

Never? I can think of many other times and places when Jews were in real danger. Our country isn’t one of them.

Many “Meme War” veterans from the 2015–2016 campaign are returning to Twitter. Tucker Carlson is also back, after being banned for calling a “transgender health secretary” a man.

Ann Coulter notes others have yet to return.

Ann Coulter naming Jared Taylor was brave. Twitter banned Mr. Taylor even though he violated none of Twitter’s guidelines. Legal action failed. We are now trying to get our accounts back. We could use your support. We would also encourage those on Twitter to be polite. Let’s show our opponents we are ready to debate — if they are.

For example, we should be able to correct posters who think America should let in anyone who wants to come.

If Twitter is the public square, we shouldn’t need oligarchs to buy the site to protect our rights. Republicans should have done something to protect their voters when they had power. Instead, ordinary Americans who want to speak their minds had to wait for Elon Musk. He’s done something very brave. Let’s hope he’s ready for what comes next.