Twitter’s Tyrannical Trust & Safety Council: The Twitter Version of ‘The Ministry of Truth’ in Orwell’s 1984


Twitter, the social media site that was launched in 2006 by Evan Williams, CEO Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, and Biz Stone, has launched an Orwellian ruckus in which, according to its blog dated February 9, it has organized a “Trust & Safety Council” that mirrors “The Ministry of Truth” group in George Orwell‘s 1984.* (Considering my blog posts on Twitter as well as Facebook, I mention this latest action from Twitter, because what the private company is doing and employing threatens the First Amendemt-protected rights of its users.)

This is what the company says on its blog:

 

Twitter's Trust & Safety Council Part 1 - Clip - 02-11-2016 Twitter's Trust & Safety Council Part 2 - Clip - 02-11-2016 Twitter's Trust & Safety Council Part 3 - Clip - 02-11-2016 Twitter's Trust & Safety Council Part 4 - Clip - 02-11-2016

As Daniel Payne wrote about this council on his blog piece entitled “Say Hello to Twitter’s Tweet Police” via the Federalist website:

Say Hello to Twitter's Tweet Police Part 1 - Clip - 02-11-2016

Say Hello to Twitter's Tweet Police Part 2 - Clip - 02-11-2016Even Reason covers this latest development at its Hit & Run blog:

Twitter's New Trust and Safety Council Is Its Own Version of 1984s Ministry of Truth Part 1 - Clip - 02-11-2016Twitter's New Trust and Safety Council Is Its Own Version of 1984s Ministry of Truth Part 2 - Clip - 02-11-2016

 

Obviously, this is on the heels of Girls‘ co-creator and actress and author Lena Dunham who recently “quit” the site (more times than she’s changed her bra and underwear) because she felt that the site was no longer a “safe space” for her and demanded a code of conduct protecting women from “hateful and violent statements.” Translation: we need an amendment to the Constitution to protect Lena’s deeply hurt sentiments.

The Hollywood Reporter reports Lena telling Re/code Decode podcast host Kara Swisher:Lena Dunham Quits Twitter for the Umpteenth Time Quote - 02-11-2016Obviously, she’s using the “safe space” rebuke to her critics who have publicly attacked her for various reasons of which we all are aware, including her admission that she molested her younger sister Grace, accused a conservative Republican male college student of allegedly “raping” her while she was attending Oberth College, her anti-male and feminist politics including her sappy love for all things Hillary, her pathetic newsletter Lenny, her lie of her “autobiography” (given it’s been debunked and deemed questionable), and so on.

So that’s how this authoritarian model came into being for Twitter, thanks in part to an anti-male, limousine liberal bitch who despises men, who might as well be a lesbian (not that I care either way!), and who’s lied her way via her shitty-ass book, whose TV show is nothing short of mediocrity, and whose politics is as polarizing as a polar bear.

This is after Twitter’s stock price diving from $69 a share to approximately $15 a share, according to USA Today in its piece entitled “Twitter faces critical moments with Q4 results“:

Twitter Faces Critical Moment with Q4 Results Graph - 02-11-2016

Here’s what USA Today’s earnings forecast says:

Twitter Faces Critical Moment with Q4 Results Earnings Forecast - 02-11-2016

If Twitter knows what’s good for them, the company would not piss off its user base, who can drop the site in a second.

As a private company, Twitter can do whatever it wants. If its want to be tyrannical to its users, it can do that. However, Twitter depends on its users for viability. Without it as well as the users sharing content that they see on the site, the enterprise is a dead husk. Memo to Twitter: don’t piss the fuck off your users, or they will delete their accounts and go elsewhere. Do you want to continue to be relevant? Then jettison the Trust & Safety Council. If you don’t, you will lose your Tweeters, and that’s a huge guarantee right there.

I’m considering the possibility of dropping Twitter and go to an alternative site like Quitter.

As Instapundit noted:

Instapundit on Twitter - Clip 1 - 02-11-2016

[*Note: The hat tip goes to Wendy McElroy, whose husband Brad pointed this monstrosity on her website.]

 

 

A Happy New Year to My Readers and the World At-Large

It is incumbent upon me to wish a Happy New Year to my readers, my sworn enemies, my close friends, my associates, everyone whom I know, and the world at-large.

I’m entering the year 2016 with an enormous batch of mixed sentiments and emotions – the kinds that I never knew would dominate me, motivate me, and hit me very hard on a colossal scale. Some of the sentiments and emotions are good, while others are bad. I know that I have many other adventures to await and to which I look forward, but some of them can possibly and may be overwhelming in the months to come. Perhaps they may be underwhelming. Either way, the upcoming months are coming, so I will concentrate on that and many more opportunities to come my way.

The first half of my life has ended, and now I’m preparing to enter the second half of it. Phase One is over for me, but Phase Two is on the horizon. I cherish every second of my life, and I greet the new life that will come to embrace and enthrall me enthusiastically and amazingly. Of that I am most certain.

As the holidays wind down on the closure of 2015, 2016 has finally arrived. 2015 remains a distant memory hole for most people now, considering it’s been a rotten, awful year for everyone (well, mostly everyone that is), but 2016, I predict, will be a far better one. While liberty has been under assault in 2016, at least some successes have been met. The Supreme Court has all-in-all legalized gay marriage in its ruling, despite the animus coming from the conservatives. Marijuana has been legalized in a handful of states. Just today, the State of Texas has its new open-carry law in effect, becoming the 45th state to allow gun owners and many citizens to carry firearms openly in a legal fashion. This is great news for liberty at-large, and we must acknowledge, accept, and embrace that paramount step in the advancement of human freedom for all Americans. This is fantastic, and we must celebrate in every immeasurable way. Complacency and apathy have no legitimate room in our society anymore, and it’s high time that all Americans, including Yours Truly, accept that. We must eschew those sentiments as much and often as possible, for they are they cancers that destroy liberty, not the saviors of it.

My good Wendy McElroy, who has wished everyone a Happy New Year on her blog, has announced that she will no longer carry a news feed on her blog because her decision is to write more this year than she has in the past several years. She’s also announced to pull the plug on Ifeminists.com. In the midst of her apology to that site’s fans and friends, she explains:

Its demise comes from nothing more than that there is only one of me.

Here’s Wendy’s blog post as the following:

Wendy McElroy - Happy New Year to All Clipping - 01-01-2016

Liberty Cap Talk Live, my talk radio show, which began on BlogTalkRadio on December 26, 2006 as an interview show (although it has evolved in the current format of the three co-hosts and guest panelists format due to Real Time with Bill Maher‘s influence on me), will be winding down at the end of this season. It will continue for one more season with a strong possibility that it will be its last, unless Jim Landrith (my top co-host) and Will Coley of Muslims for Liberty (my second co-host/permanent panelist) want to continue it. The reason is that I am going to end my talk radio forays, and Jim and Will can continue the show without me on a permanent basis, although I might be inclined to be a guest panelist at some point later, but that’s gonna be shelved for now.

The website has been updated with a new look (i.e. “a new template”) and a new header to make it more marketable. Hopefully I will be able to bring guest bloggers and writers onto this site as well as official regulars on here as well. Time will tell, so we will see.

Stay happy, be fruitful, and fight for liberty at every corner.

Christopher Cantwell’s Public Relations and Political Downfall On The Heels of His Racist-Fueled Twitter Tweet, and So On

Self-glorifying “libertarian/anarchist” a.k.a. celebritarian Christopher Cantwell (also an militantly atheistic asshole to boot) never lets an opportunity go to waste. He’s a self-promoting egomaniac who, among other things, is a soulless attention whore and who has invaded the libertarian “movement” within the last few years for his own self-serving, self-aggrandizing, and self-interested reasons. Not only that, he is a bona fide welfare queen begging for and securing funds from “activists” and “supporters” in his circle and bloviate on his blog for no other legitimate, justifiable reason other than to shoot off his mouth and make himself out to be the Perez Hilton of the Anarchist side of the libertarian “movement.”

Never once in my lifetime would I encounter a self-professed “Anarchistic, militantly atheistic asshole” who is also a sexist and misogynistic and, not to mention, a racist all rolled into one. Is the act of being a misogynist, a sexist, and an asshole a violation of the Non-Aggression Principle? No, it is not. But it is unethical, immoral, and anti-libertarian in its own heart, body, mind, and soul. Are these things violations of libertarian principle? No, they are not. Libertarians who are racist, sexist, and misogynistic have a legal right to espouse such dreadful and disgusting views and are free to express those views as they are protected by the First Amendment (in which case the government has no legal and constitutional right to prevent them from expressing such abominable ideas). But just because they are not indications of the violation of libertarian principles and the NAP does not mean that, from a purely ethical, moral, and pro-freedom standpoint, we should be tolerant of these things, whether the individual in question who professes such things truly believes them to be good things or not. That doesn’t mean we *HAVE* to agree with said viewpoints, nor do we need to do such things.

And just because sexism, misogyny, and racism don’t violate the principles of libertarians and the Non-Aggression Principle doesn’t mean they should be accepted as mainstream conventional wisdom in our society. So where does that leave us with Cantwell and his buffoonish statements, given the truth that he is simply and largely a soul-sucking pinhead?

It’s no secret that Cantwell is no stranger to controversy. What makes it worse is that now he told when he was hosting his new radio show titled Radical Agenda on May 15, 2015, in which he didn’t mince any words on M.K. Lords, who is the co-host on Freedom Feens.* (*Note: I will explain momentarily here.)

Here’s what Lords described on the Freedom Feens radio show:

On his website, Cantwell posts the following:

Christopher Cantwell's Blog Post Clip 1 - Radical Agenda EP009 - Josie's Tales, Police Cooperation

On his radio show, of course, he was going to discuss an incident (which he successfully did) in which he nearly “killed someone” over an altercation on a side street, in which he claims to have been armed with and brandishing a loaded sidearm that turned out to be a .38 Caliber Revolver that featured a laser sight (meaning that, anytime you aim the gun at someone, a red dot would appear on the target’s body.

On his show, Cantwell says bluntly, condescendingly, and snarkily in a drab fashion:

But what you’re about to hear is the reason that to me in no small shortage of instances, a female voice is nothing but noise. There are certain things you’re never gonna be able to understand, and that’s perfectly fine. I don’t expect you to understand them. Uhhh, I hope you never do understand them, because for you to understand them would be that we live in a terrible, terrible awful place that, that I would, uh, I would absolutely abhor. I, I think it would be absolutely sick if you understand, uh, what this woman is speaking in ignorance of, so let me play this clip and we’ll go from there.

This is what he stated on his horrible, God-and-Goddess-forsaken radio show in which he called Lords “this fucking, worthless rancid bitch.” How insulting this little prick can be!

It’s amusing to see how much regurgitation of his bullshit he spews on his show on a daily basis, as if it’s supposed to mean something genuine, thought-provoking, palatable, witty, poignant, and intriguing. All the same it’s ridiculous. In this episode, he says he “won’t mention the show” – meaning, he “refuses” to reveal the name of the show to which he listens daily and “the people in it” – meaning, the woman who serves as a co-host on it (but we all know it’s Meghan Kellison Lords), but it becomes more idiotically laughable as it proceeds.

He then says that he has “a clip from Freedom Feens” that he’s “going to play,” and it features “a woman by the name of M.K. Lords.” Wait a second? Just a second ago, Cantwell, you said you wouldn’t “mention the show” but you end up doing so anyway? You said you wouldn’t “name the people in it,” but you just mentioned Lords’ name on the air? Are you kidding me? Do you have a screw loose? Are you that vapid and stupid, for the Gods’ sake? Really? Really?

I don’t know about anyone else, but this man is both a textbook head case and a freak if he thinks he say one thing, and then not contradict himself a few seconds later like no one in this universe wouldn’t notice it. Yeah right, Cantwell, give me a break!

When he says that ladies have “female privilege” and that they are “noise,” he is showing his sexist and misogynistic colors right there. Ladies don’t have “female privilege,” and they aren’t “noise.” Their concerns about violence in the real world in which we live are valid too. Who is he is dictate this to? Does he have to resort to the level of douche-baggery and set the bar so low that libertarian women like Lords and everyone else have to ignore this crap that is highly pervasive in society and in the libertarian movement – that is, crap dictating how men and women should live their lives and how they should deal with situations in a politically-correct Cantwell style sort of way, that it’s permissible to treat women and men like dogs just because they happen to disagree with him?

CANTWELL’S RACIST TWITTER TWEETS

The racist-fueled tweets were reflected in his blog post on his blog following his “indefinite suspension” from Free Talk Live over the postings of his Twitter tweets which were racist entirely.:

Christopher Cantwell's Blog Post Clip 1 - Radical Agenda EP010 - My Anthony Cumia Moment

Now Cantwell is lying here. A black man didn’t take issue with his sexist response – at least not initially. He took issue with a Cantwell-inflated politically-correct statement in which Cantwell stated the following:

Christopher Cantwell's Racist Tweets on Twitter - Whiteboy or Cracker Tweet - May 19, 2015
He was goading black Americans into attacking him on Twitter, thus trying to get them into a Twitter tweet war. What was Cantwell trying to achieve here? What’s his major encore? Standing outside of Lords and this black individual’s cars and pouring sugar and salt into their gas tanks? After all, what is simply wrong with him?

What did he think he was trying to accomplish with that crack of his? By saying “whiteboy” and “cracker” and that he “expected equal outrage from the [social justice warrior] community,” he opened a Pandora’s box which he can’t ever close at all. He invited racism into the talking discussions, and that solves nothing. The only thing it accomplishes is that it exposes Cantwell’s collectivistic, “I’m-superior-next-to-you-so-take-it-like-a-man-or-a-woman,” State-worshipping, social engineering, statist mindset of which he will never be rid.

Then a black individual responds with the following racially-charged statement, taking Cantwell’s bait:

A Black Man's Response to Cantwell on Twitter - May 19, 2015

Of course @HeckPhilly posted eight other responses before that last tweet, making the above-mentioned tweet his 9th. Here are some of those tweets:

A Black Man's Responses to Cantwell on Twitter Part 1 Clip 1 - May 19, 2015

A Black Man's Responses to Cantwell on Twitter Part 2 - Clip 2 - May 19, 2015

Then Cantwell unveils the ultimate tweet that reveals how truly evil and disgusting it is and how he thinks:

Christopher Cantwell's Racist Tweets on Twitter - Part 2 Clip 2 - May 19, 2015

Well, if you’re gonna be a race-baiting, sexist-baiting, and misogynist-baiting asshole, at least be honest about it. But it seriously damages the movement entirely.

As Wendy McElroy recently told me about her sentiments about Cantwell in a private exchange via email:

My Chat with Wendy Elroy Via Email Snippet

FREE TALK LIVE’S RESPONSES AND CANTWELL’S DELIBERATE NON-APOLOGY

Of course, Cantwell didn’t waste any time going on his show justifying why he did what he did, and this is AFTER he was “indefinitely suspended” from Free Talk Live. That’s what he’s been doing this whole time. He’s not apologetic about what he’s said. Here’s what he says on his show:

Then FTL’s Ian Freeman and Mark Edge responded to the entire situation. In fact, they’ve discussed this on their show on May 20, 2015.

CONCLUSION

This is Christopher Cantwell’s public relations and political downfall in the worst possible light. He makes himself look so bad that he has no business being in a political movement that embarrasses libertarians like me in the worst possible way.

This is what I wrote on Twitter to weigh in on this travesty:

My Tweets on Cantwell Part 1 Clip 1 - 05-22-2015 My Tweets on Cantwell Part 2 Clip 1 - 05-22-2015 My Tweets on Cantwell Part 3 Clip 1 - 05-22-2015 My Tweets on Cantwell Part 4 Clip 1 - 05-22-2015

This is Twitter user d’onna aiko a.k.a. @dmoneyinthecutt‘s response to me.

d'onna aiko's Tweets to Me - 05-22-2015

Today, Cantwell decided to level a couple of slams against me, which d’onna and a Twitter follower named Independent Actor (@GummyNerds) decided to retweet and favorited on their ends.

Christopher Cantwell's Twitter Attacks Aimed Against Me Part 2 Clip 1 - 05-24-2015 Christopher Cantwell's Twitter Attacks Aimed Against Me Part 1 Clip 1 - 05-24-2015

 

This is what Cantwell is referring to. I made the mistake of calling him, because at the time I was taking his side on the recent Brad Spangler ruckus in which he molested his daughter in 2004, a matter which he revealed on Facebook and, for the longest time, became persona non-grata. I’d rather not go into detail over that mess, because the libertarian movement was at war with itself, and I had been the subject of colossal scrutiny, which I’d rather not discuss now and in the foreseeable future.

Here’s the voicemail to which Cantwell referred, in which I offered an olive branch. I tried to reach out to him and be civil to him, only that he decided on his end to take that olive branch, snap it into a shitload of pieces, and throw them back to me like they didn’t matter.

Of course, this was before I found out what a racist scumbag this maniacal dipshit was, but I should’ve known better. It was a one-shot deal. And now it’s been rescinded.

Remember, we are discussing the same Cantwell who not only argued for killing government agents, but also was kicked out of the Free State Project. This is the same Cantwell who said last year that Michael Brown deserved to be shot and deserved to die by the hands of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Cantwell, while labeling former Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS) co-founder Brad Spangler as a “lefty kid toucher” because of his confession of molesting his daughter when she was young and inappropriately used politics as the ends to justify his own means to further his “what popularity?” popularity in the “movement.” When Brad’s daughter read Cantwell’s piece, she responded vehemently and angrily, wrongly (although understandably) blaming her father’s actions on “rape culture” and “the Patriarchy.”** (**Additional Note: I was attacked for naming the victim, but she was an adult, not a child, and, because of her age being an adult, she no longer fit into the parameters of not naming the victim – ones that entail protecting the identity of a victim who was underage, and Brad’s daughter no longer fit that profile. Childifying a problem isn’t going to solve it; it’ll send a message, saying that you are now and always a victim, and you will go to your grave as a victim.)

As soon as she responded to Cantwell’s piece, Cantwell replied, attacked her for being a loony leftist on Free Talk Live, solely on the basis of her “anti-rape culture” and “anti-Patriarchy” screeds that she put out. Incidentally, that was the same day M.K. Lords chided Cantwell for writing about her. I believe it was an ill-advised move on his part, but he’ll do whatever he wants to do.

Cantwell is a disease to humanity. Worse, there’s nothing human about the man. And maybe this exposure of his true colors for what and whom he really is what we all need to see.

And maybe….just maybe we can heal from that all of that.