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    Canceling conservative media

    This file of letters sent out by a pair of U.S. House Representatives from, where else, California, demands to know what media companies are allowing "misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies."

    Or, as they put it, "Are you planning to continue carrying Fox News, Newsmax, and OANN on U-verse, DirecTV, and AT&T TV both now and beyond any contract renewal date? If so, why?"

    It's amusing that the first letter in this file of about a dozen letters is addressed to John Stankey, the AT&T CEO. Ok, Mr. Stankey, do you plan to continue carrying AT&T TV? If so why, WHY??!

    Authors Rep. Anna Eshoo, in her Wikipedia photo, in fact she's almost 80 years old now; and Rep. Jerry McNerney, who's maybe six months younger than the late Rush Limbaugh.

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    It hurts to laugh at these little Nazis, because they are gathering momentum.
    • "An iron curtain has descended across the continent." — Winston Churchill, March 5, 1946. But that was then, and somewhere else.
    • "Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?" — Chief Justice Roberts, who apparently had a secret codicil to his oath of office.
    • "Thieves only carry weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder an incentive to cooperate." — Texas State House Rep. Terry Meza, proposing to bar "castle defense" protection for victims of home invasions.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." — Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” — Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." — CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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    They're not even trying to hide their totalitarianism.
    “I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
    I aim with my eye.

    "I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
    I shoot with my mind.

    "I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
    I kill with my heart.”

    The Gunslinger Creed, Stephen King, The Dark Tower

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    They're not even trying to hide their totalitarianism.
    They don't see it.

    Yesterday in rehearsal a lefty musician friend of mine remarked to someone who wondered aloud, given the collapse of coronavirus cases, if getting a vaccine was all that important, "It doesn't matter what you think, it is important." Fortunately the conversation didn't continue, or resurface, but I've ruminated over that statement since, and I think it's very revealing.

    It occurs to me it's not a surprise the fellow is long divorced, and I don't think informed argumentation is his long suit. What's interesting is the conviction that his opinion is more than opinion, it's simply immutable truth.

    What I think of the mountain doesn't matter; the mountain simply is. And therefore to suggest the mountain isn't simply invites folly and low-flying plane crashes. We'll save lives by forbidding any suggestion the mountain is not, and much like we prohibit falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater, we are entitled to suppress such "free speech."

    If the vaccine is important, people who suggest otherwise endanger lives. And then all leaps into hyperbole find rationale. Vaccine Deniers are domestic terrorists, for example.

    The linchpin is that my musical colleague doesn't see his own view as opinion but as Truth, and moral decency requires its vigorous defense, which is more important than "muh freedumb," as an internet lefty spelled it.

    On the bright side, a tow truck driver I spent some time with, also yesterday, sported a T-shirt whose essential motto was, "My rights don't don't end where your feelings begin."



    • "An iron curtain has descended across the continent." — Winston Churchill, March 5, 1946. But that was then, and somewhere else.
    • "Are you going to be responsible for the rioting if we hear this case?" — Chief Justice Roberts, who apparently had a secret codicil to his oath of office.
    • "Thieves only carry weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder an incentive to cooperate." — Texas State House Rep. Terry Meza, proposing to bar "castle defense" protection for victims of home invasions.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." — Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” — Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." — CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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