It's been quite a week in American history. Some sort of half-assed take over of the nation's capital followed by a knee-jerk reaction by social media platforms...is this what we have to look forward to in the future? Some thoughts...
- If there are this many people who will pick up and go to DC and storm the capital, they should probably be listened to.
- Letting social media decide who can have a national platform and who can't, is a bad, make that really bad, idea.
- The media in general has decided to take sides, yet I don't remember BLM being censored on social media even though their protests led to deaths, looting, and destruction around the country.
- And while I realize that social media services are privately owned platforms and can do what they want, when they can reach billions of people at once, they should fall into a different category than "I can censor whoever I want because I own the platform".
- On the other hand, if you are serious about laying siege to the US capital, maybe don't risk your military pension and freedom by acting in accordance with a bunch of chuckleheads.
- And maybe don't risk your life, freedom, and pension for a leader who will throw you under the bus faster than you can say 'impeachment'.
- I'm a fan of the freedom of speech for obvious reasons, and by speech, I mean ALL speech--hate speech, incitement speech, etc. I am also a fan of people being held responsible for their actions.