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Conservatives are flocking to social media app Parler as Twitter cracks down on free speech

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Conservatives are flocking to social media app Parler as Twitter cracks down on free speech

 

https://thepostmillennial.com/

Collin Jones

25th June 2020

 

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Amid efforts on the part of Twitter to ban, suspend, and censor prominent conservative voices from its platform in recent weeks, users have decided to give Parler a try—a social media platform functionally similar to Twitter without the censorship.

Parler was launched in August of 2018 and has since taken off, especially in recent days, with Twitter issuing a permanent suspension of meme-master Carpe Donktum, temporary suspension of Raheem Kassam, and permanent suspension of Katie Hopkins.

The common denominator of all these former Twitterites is that they hold conservative views. And this has sparked the interest of at least 250,000 Twitter users to create new Parler accounts this week.  

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MontyPython

I've never used Twitter (wouldn't know how anyway), and never even heard of Parler, so this doesn't affect me personally in any way. But I'm glad to see it anyway.

:yes: 

 

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mliff1

In the 60's the dems were for free speech - now they hate it.

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MontyPython
3 minutes ago, mliff1 said:

In the 60's the dems were for free speech - now they hate it.

That's because back in the 60s most Democrats were actual liberals. Today they're "progressives", leftists, socialists, communists, mindless puppets, anything BUT actual liberals. That's why I get so frustrated and exasperated when people refer to today's leftists as "liberals"....NO they're NOT "liberals"

B)

 

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Natural Selection
26 minutes ago, MontyPython said:

That's because back in the 60s most Democrats were actual liberals. Today they're "progressives", leftists, socialists, communists, mindless puppets, anything BUT actual liberals. That's why I get so frustrated and exasperated when people refer to today's leftists as "liberals"....NO they're NOT "liberals"

B)

 

Unfortunately, for classic liberals like yourself the meaning of the label has changed. "Gay" used to mean "lighthearted and carefree". I doubt you could find anybody who still uses that term that way today. Classic liberals are in the same situation. Time to find a new label...

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13 minutes ago, Natural Selection said:

Unfortunately, for classic liberals like yourself the meaning of the label has changed. "Gay" used to mean "lighthearted and carefree". I doubt you could find anybody who still uses that term that way today. Classic liberals are in the same situation. Time to find a new label...

I understand what you mean, but I'm just too stubborn, LOL. I never stopped being a liberal and I never intend to. Remember when Ronald Reagan said something like "I never left the Democrat party, the Democrat party left me?" Well that's me too: I never stopped being a liberal, it's the leftists who have stopped being liberal. Everything Democrats now stand for (more rules & regulations & restrictions & prohibitions, higher taxes, less free speech, government meddling in everything, etc etc etc) was anathema to the real liberals who existed back when I was growing up in the 50s & 60s.

Anyhow, like I said, I'm too stubborn to pretend I'm anything but a classic liberal. And that's why I despise today's leftists even more adamantly than anybody else around here despises them: Because they're the ones who turned "liberal" into a dirty word.

If I HAD to pick another political label, it would probably have to be libertarian. But classic liberal is just plain more accurate.

B)

 

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Moderator T

Nice idea and all, but it'll never work.  An app no one's heard of mentioned on a blog no one's heard of that caters only to a tiny fraction of a small audience while trying to compete with a giant isn't useful.

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3 minutes ago, MontyPython said:

I understand what you mean, but I'm just too stubborn, LOL. I never stopped being a liberal and I never intend to. Remember when Ronald Reagan said something like "I never left the Democrat party, the Democrat party left me?" Well that's me too: I never stopped being a liberal, it's the leftists who have stopped being liberal. Everything Democrats now stand for (more rules & regulations & restrictions & prohibitions, higher taxes, less free speech, government meddling in everything, etc etc etc) was anathema to the real liberals who existed back when I was growing up in the 50s & 60s.

Anyhow, like I said, I'm too stubborn to pretend I'm anything but a classic liberal. And that's why I despise today's leftists even more adamantly than anybody else around here despises them: Because they're the ones who turned "liberal" into a dirty word.

If I HAD to pick another political label, it would probably have to be libertarian. But classic liberal is just plain more accurate.

B)

 

Gotta admire you standing your ground. As you've pointed out, change is not always for the better. Just make sure the young punks understand your interpretation of "Liberal".

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Natural Selection
3 minutes ago, Moderator T said:

Nice idea and all, but it'll never work.  An app no one's heard of mentioned on a blog no one's heard of that caters only to a tiny fraction of a small audience while trying to compete with a giant isn't useful.

Not sure I would refer to Conservatives as a "tiny fraction of a small audience".

Conservatives Greatly Outnumber Liberals in 19 U.S. States

I do agree it's a bad idea to cater to any "fraction", though. What we need is a true free speech platform open to all. Let the people on the platform shoot down the idiots. A marketplace of ideas, right?

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Just now, Natural Selection said:

Not sure I would refer to Conservatives as a "tiny fraction of a small audience".

Conservatives Greatly Outnumber Liberals in 19 U.S. States

I do agree it's a bad idea to cater to any "fraction", though. What we need is a true free speech platform open to all. Let the people on the platform shoot down the idiots. A marketplace of ideas, right?

Except it isn't catering to conservatives as a whole.  It is catering to politically active conservatives who are active online who read obscure blogs and have a desire to use social media apps that are only used by politically active conservatives who are active online who read obscure blogs.  

 

At this point what I think we need is legislation identifying social media giants platforms as public spaces.  The big 4 essentially have an outright monopoly on online public speech and expression.  I don't see much difference between what they're doing and a hypothetical scenario where paper companies forced a 600 page end user's license where they could censor what was written in newspapers and books while also declaring ownership of anything written down.  The internet is the modern marketplace of ideas and our leaders have chosen to allow four giants to dominate that marketplace unchecked.  They should not be able to dictate what speech is allowed and which is not.

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Natural Selection
6 minutes ago, Moderator T said:

At this point what I think we need is legislation identifying social media giants platforms as public spaces.  The big 4 essentially have an outright monopoly on online public speech and expression.

I agree that monopolies need to be regulated until a sufficient competitor is in place.

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USNRETWIFE

I don't care who or how many go over to Parler.  I have been there since last August and check it at least once a day.  I don't post often, but then I was on RN for a very long time before I posted here.  I don't go places by who or how many show up, I go according to if I like it or not, not whether it is obscure or the busiest site on the internet.  And of course it won't grow when others sit back and pooh pooh it.  That's alright, I will continue to go there.  Oh, I am linnilu over there, if anyone else is at there.  :shrug:

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27 minutes ago, USNRETWIFE said:

I don't care who or how many go over to Parler.  I have been there since last August and check it at least once a day.  I don't post often, but then I was on RN for a very long time before I posted here.  I don't go places by who or how many show up, I go according to if I like it or not, not whether it is obscure or the busiest site on the internet.  And of course it won't grow when others sit back and pooh pooh it.  That's alright, I will continue to go there.  Oh, I am linnilu over there, if anyone else is at there.  :shrug:

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Moderator T said:

Nice idea and all, but it'll never work.  An app no one's heard of mentioned on a blog no one's heard of that caters only to a tiny fraction of a small audience while trying to compete with a giant isn't useful.

I just signed up.  :shrug:

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2 hours ago, MontyPython said:

I understand what you mean, but I'm just too stubborn, LOL. I never stopped being a liberal and I never intend to. Remember when Ronald Reagan said something like "I never left the Democrat party, the Democrat party left me?" Well that's me too: I never stopped being a liberal, it's the leftists who have stopped being liberal. Everything Democrats now stand for (more rules & regulations & restrictions & prohibitions, higher taxes, less free speech, government meddling in everything, etc etc etc) was anathema to the real liberals who existed back when I was growing up in the 50s & 60s.

Anyhow, like I said, I'm too stubborn to pretend I'm anything but a classic liberal. And that's why I despise today's leftists even more adamantly than anybody else around here despises them: Because they're the ones who turned "liberal" into a dirty word.

If I HAD to pick another political label, it would probably have to be libertarian. But classic liberal is just plain more accurate.

B)

 

Another typical leftist trait, which they display in hijacking the word liberal, is that they always pretend to be almost the opposite of what they are, and don’t want to allow anyone to call them for what they actually are. 
 

Don’t call leftists (other than Bernie who’s at least honest) “socialists”, it’s a hate crime (even though that’s what they are).

Call leftists liberals, but in actuality they are the opposite of liberal (except for abortion and sexual preference), they want to limit others’ rights if they don’t approve of their views. 

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5 hours ago, Natural Selection said:

Unfortunately, for classic liberals like yourself the meaning of the label has changed. "Gay" used to mean "lighthearted and carefree". I doubt you could find anybody who still uses that term that way today. Classic liberals are in the same situation. Time to find a new label...

"Fair" used to mean equal opportunity and equal treatment.  Now it means give to deadbeats to until everyone has the same, equally <censored>ty, outcome.

"Choice" used to be making a choice between two or more alternatives.  Now it means supporting the killing of unborn children.

The list could go on.

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10 hours ago, mliff1 said:

In the 60's the dems were for free speech - now they hate it.

That's because the dems have always controlled and monopolized all of the media and communications up until the internet came along.

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9 hours ago, MontyPython said:

That's because back in the 60s most Democrats were actual liberals. Today they're "progressives", leftists, socialists, communists, mindless puppets, anything BUT actual liberals. That's why I get so frustrated and exasperated when people refer to today's leftists as "liberals"....NO they're NOT "liberals"

B)

 

Democraps sucked then and they really suck now. That's because they became proggy commie scum since the late 1940's.

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8 hours ago, Natural Selection said:

I agree that monopolies need to be regulated until a sufficient competitor is in place.

There is the problem.

Competition isn't allowed anymore.

Big money always hires lawyers to harass and destroy all competition. Corporations collude to not compete with one another and to fix their prices. The oil industry is a perfect example.

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Posted (edited)

Kudos to Parler.

This is what needs to happen. Social media and video hosting sites need competitors, especially from the right. Right now these proggy lefty site owners have bought themselves a monopoly through bribes and payoffs to government officials as well as they have their lawyer pitbulls going after all competitors and shutting them down.

This illegal crap needs to be put to a stop.

We need our own conservative run or truly free youtubes, google, twitter, instagram etc. news sites so that the proggy commies don't re-become and control the sole sources of communication like they had done before the internet came into being as they have propagandized everything before then.

 

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My personal opinion is that signing up for a Parler account and participating there is a great idea if it really is a free speech site. I would love for it to be such a great site for discussion between people of all beliefs to debate and discuss current events with just enough moderation to keep it from becoming a nasty and threatening site to where most people would end up leaving. 

However, I do not agree with leaving Twitter at this point if you are interested in this country returning back to it's roots of liberty, freedom and the Constitution. I know that's an old-fashioned idea these days but I'm just old enough for that kind of out-dated stuff to matter. The only way this country is going to care about these things is if we can communicate these ideas to our fellow citizens who are not so far gone on the leftists extreme wing that they are unreachable. These people are not that active on social media so they are not likely to even know that Twitter has a bias when it comes to how they ban, shadow-ban and suspend accounts that do not fall in line with political correctness. The are also just the types who believe the media lies about sites to where they will only likely venture into the leftist approved sites. 

 

Anyway, that's why I think it's a good thing to keep participating in this thing we currently use as the public square in the interwebs.  

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I just joined.

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5 minutes ago, grimreefer said:

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