Commentary: Why is today’s left petrified of free speech?

We see the left, once again, exposing themselves as hypocritical tyrants.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at an annual shareholders meeting in June 2019. (Tesla/YouTube)

The American left ironically continues to embody what they (wrongly) accuse conservatives of being — and it’s getting worse.

Recall the Clinton political machine stomping out legitimate accusations from aggrieved women 30 years ago to win the White House. Around the same time, led by a senator called Biden, Democrats tried to destroy a black man’s life and chances to become a Supreme Court Justice before doing the same to a black woman and Hispanic man a decade later; they now call the first black U.S. senator from the South in 135 years an Uncle Tom; and they vilified the first openly gay presidential cabinet member during the last Republican administration.

Now we see the left, once again, exposing themselves as hypocritical tyrants.

This hatred and bigotry is documented but ignored by the same wokesters now terrified of a 50-year-old pothead from Africa.

Yes, Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla fame offered almost 10% more than it’s worth to buy Twitter and encourage free speech on a public platform. Gosh darn it!

If you’re outraged by the prospect of free speech for all, I don’t care how many black boxes or George Floyd photos you virtue signal with on Instagram; fighting to prevent someone from speaking is illiberal.

People with facts on their side don’t prevent different opinions from being espoused.

Megalomaniacal progressives now believe free expression hurts their grip on power. These charlatans don’t debate or let ideas spread; they instead bully others into silence.

My ACLU-loving friends in high school and college always said “more speech is better.” That was over two decades ago. They probably work for Facebook, Google or Twitter now. Or they agree with obscene left-wing journalism professors like this guy in New York City, who says incipient Hitlerism has arrived in the form of a thrice-divorced inventor.

Democrats’ un-American message remains anathema to many immigrants, especially Hispanic voters.

“I didn’t come here for more racial or political pandering,” a Colombian immigrant who arrived in the U.S. 20 years ago told Alpha News. “I came to get away from what leftists seem hopeful to impose here. I heard all these empty socialist promises. Why are Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren still trying it?”

Clearly, when they are not in the business of lying to voters, they silence dissent.

“Social media can be a cesspool. Plus, most of the real work everyone retweets is done by journalists who aren’t easily spoon-fed by Warren, AOC and other denizens of the far left,” a Boston Herald staff editorial opined last week. “That’s exactly what Musk appears to be advocating. He’s all for a free-speech platform that can help us grow and share ideas to better the planet. Warren can post away, but she’ll be faced with an army of responders who will hold her accountable.”

Look, Musk is not a global savior. He once lauded socialism but now threatens the left’s control of one-sided information, so they’ll even align with Saudi Arabia, a Twitter stakeholder, for objecting to the billionaire’s generous offer.

Yes, the Islamo-fascist kingdom that treats women, minorities, and homosexuals like chattel is a progressive ally, once free expression threatens their power.

Which party is crypto-fascistic?


A.J. Kaufman

A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.