Because of Elon Musk, tyrants are grieving

Because of Elon Musk, tyrants are grieving. By Tucker Carlson.

Today’s sale of Twitter … could turn out to be a pivot point in our history … Unlike the leaders of Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk believes in free speech. He thinks everyone should be allowed to talk, including people who disagree with him.

“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter,” Musk wrote today on his new platform.” because that is what free speech means.” Now, that sounds like an entirely American sentiment, but in this atmosphere, that is a revolutionary posture.

Of the five companies that control the flow of virtually all information that is consumed by the citizens of this country, Twitter is by far the smallest of the group, but it doesn’t matter. One platform going rogue is enough to break the monopoly. That means you now have real options for expressing yourself. …

Going forward, if you disagree with the administration’s latest directive you get to say so out loud to an audience. So, they’re up there every day from the podium, the biggest megaphone in the world commanding you to hate this or that group, lecturing you about who’s good and who’s evil as if you’re a child and have no right to decide for yourself these things, the basic things.

But before today, you didn’t have a right to express your disagreement in public. If you had an opposing opinion or even more dangerous than that, if you had countervailing facts that undermine their storyline, the tech companies would shut you down immediately. It happened to us. It happened to a lot of people, most of whom you’ve never heard of. Never hearing about those people was the whole point of shutting them down. But that’s over.

After today, you’ll be able to post your dissent in a place where other people might have a reasonable chance of seeing it. In other words, you will have a chance to change other people’s minds just like the White House does every day. So, you just became a little more powerful. The people already in charge just became a little less powerful. It’s that simple, and it’s that profound. …

We will see how this turns out, but for now, Musk’s purchase of Twitter is the single biggest political development since Donald Trump’s election in 2016. It is certainly the most threatening challenge to the corrupt and incompetent leadership of this country. …

Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? Well, here’s a very clear, simple and unerring test. Who are the tyrants? They’re anyone who is bothered by the idea that other people might get to talk. That is an unfailing test. It’s 100% accurate. Would you allow people who disagree with you to talk? If you wouldn’t, you were a tyrant and tonight the tyrants are grieving.

Spot on.