…okay, on one level Alex Jones is a odious individual. I should be happy seeing him deplatformed. He wouldn’t hesitate for two seconds to throw a low status man such as myself under the bus if it could help him sell his bogus “male enhancement” pills. He is willing to destroy peoples lives with allegations of pedophilia without any evidence whatsoever. He is a scumbag, an asshole, a grifter and a liar.
Ana Kasparian, a liberal feminist does hate Alex Jones. She has even body shamed him by calling him a “fat fuck.” No slander there, it sure looks like the only cardio that guy does is outrunning David Futrelle and Matt Forney to the all you can eat buffet. But I digress…
“Private businesses can take action against us for saying anything they disagree with.”
This statement is technically true. However, I find it ironic that liberals are celebrating a “libertarian” talking point. This is the “get off my grass young man” “property rights” argument libertarians rally on and on about. It is understandable that liberals are happy seeing someone they can’t stand being silenced. However, it is strange to see them (even if briefly) mention a libertarian talking point. Liberals usually want more government regulation and in the case of tech companies, I personally think this is long overdue as these companies are essentially monopolies. Weather it was an oversight, sloppy thinking or intellectual dishonesty, Ana didn’t bring up that point. Let’s put this another way. If I go to Burger King and they refuse me service, I can walk across the street and get a strikingly similar product at McDonalds. Or, too use a more politically loaded example, if Jack Donovan wants a cake with pink swastikas for his NPI afterparty and a Jewish baker refuses, he can whine and cry “homophobia” and go across the street and have another baker (perhaps also Jewish or maybe another denomination) bake him a cake with pink swastikas.
Essentially, this is “broken libertarianism” because one of the key ideas in the libertarian pipe dream is that the free market will solve everything. Well, when you have monopolies, brotha, you ain’t got no free market. I find it strange that the “libertarian tough guys” were blind to this and also that the so-called SJW’s seem to be blind to this.
Tech companies operate in a unique space where they are almost like the post office and almost like a telecommunications company. To put it another way, in the most literal sense, Alex Jones’s “freedom of speech” is not being impinged upon but he is not being allowed access to the printing press. To put this in a language that even the “libertarian tough guys” who shat all over at sheddingoftheego.com can understand: Alex Jones is wealthy enough to order a sports car, he is even allowed to get a license from the oppressive collectivist state allowing him to drive. And he is even allowed to operate a tiny little oil rig in his backyard and process it into gasoline (Thanks Trumpster for loosening up those evillle environmentalist laws.) However, now that he is fueled up, and I mean both his sports car and his fat belly with rum cuz that’s what real men do, right??? Well, now that he is a rarrin’ to GO, BABY GO! Ya know what, he can’t. Because the 5 tech companies that own the 5 roadways that go into his little compund in Texas decided to block hime from going down the roadway. And, y’know what else, they also decided to block little start up companies that would build new roadways. They paid those gosh darn lobbyists in ca$h and got them good ‘ole boys some smokin’ hot transvestite hookers str8 from Guadalajara. So now Alex Jones has to call up UBER, but oh, wait, UBER is in on the game too. Hell, fat Alex can’t even ride his bicycle down those roads (not that he’s in any shape to do that anyways.) And as much as a scumbag as AJ may be, well, he never got a trial. He just got boxed in for reasons. Yeah, you don’t like AJ, I don’t like AJ and Ana doesn’t like AJ. But if they can do that to him, they can do that to you. So everyone is missing the bigger point. The tech companies basically run the game. You mighta liked the choice they made today but maybe you won’t like whatever they decide to do tomorrow or next week. And unless something is done to open up the competition, it’s really not gonna change.
And you know what else, all those paranoid dudes that love Alex Jones? Now he’s not just the Reverend Alex Jones. He is Alex Jones the Goddamned, Motherfucking Martyr. They are all sitting there saying, “He must have some secret they can’t let him reveal, that why they picked on poo’ ‘lil Alex. That’s why the motherfuckers deplatformed him.” It might not be rational, but it makes sense if y’know what I’m trying to say.
For no other reason than I like this song and the hipster irony y’all of hating Youtube but fucking loving content on Youtube…