Free speech is paramount, example 5,719,328

Free speech is paramount, example 5,719,328. By Alexandra Marshall.

The Spectator Australia’s Twitter account was suspended for 12 hours last night for the terrible sin of ‘violating community standards’.

This was admittedly my fault.

After all, not only was it my article that caused the outrage – I wrote the blurb that upset the Faceless Men of Silicon Valley. …

Roughly one billionaire was created every 17 hours in 2020, resulting in 493 new billionaires. Forty of these can trace their fortune straight back to #Covid19, with the industry increasing its wealth by $32.2 billion.

This is not some outrageous statement or flurry of misinformation. Instead, is a paraphrasing of the Forbes Rich List of 2020. …

How can facts break the community terms of service?

That’s why they call it “misinformation” rather than “false information”. It’s not false; it just disagrees with the narrative.

Or is it that the facts are embarrassing for government and private entities who continue to murmur ‘we’re all in this together’ like monks chanting into the Medieval darkness while the King fills their coffers…

It’s a little tricky to keep locking people in their homes, shutting their businesses, and robbing them of all natural rights when those who are supporting the medical mandates rake in eye-watering fortunes. Far from ‘we’re all in this together’, we have seen politicians use Covid to vastly increase the boundaries of their power and corporations expand their wealth by over a trillion dollars.

The article was intended to hang a lantern on the extraordinary amount of money being made by a select few during the Covid pandemic, while the rest of the population watch their savings and all hope of a future drain away to nothing.

Someone doesn’t want us to talk about Covid billionaires. I’ll leave it up to you to ponder who that might be.

We made a mistake, as a civilisation, when we decided to place limitations on the expression of free speech.

What our ancestors knew and what we are soon to work out for ourselves, is that it is much safer to grapple with the forest of untruths, unpleasantness, ugly facts, and unfortunate reality than to allow the government and its mega-corporate cronies to decide what we may or may not say.