Opposition by the right in the form of Trump and his Stalinesque "enemies of the people" baloney. But I get it, the left is not allowed free speech to complain about what Musk might do. The government is not allowed to counter Russian propaganda.
I was thinking about structuring this thread to address what you're pointing out here, but I probably got a little lazy & figured I'd just keep it simple.
Does the Left want to revoke freedom of speech?
They want to "control" freedom of speech.
In other words...some get to have it, some don't. They'll decide who.
What is a "real left wing government"? I think the US government has been on the Left and going farther to the left for the past 110 or so years.The political left has always been hostile to free speech. The US allows more speech than any other country in the world, precisely because the US has never had a real left wing government in its entire history.
how about the NSA's record under George W Bush where the privacy of millions of Americans was breached? There was surveillance then not even the FSB could dream of.The political left has always been hostile to free speech. The US allows more speech than any other country in the world, precisely because the US has never had a real left wing government in its entire history.
Do you equate liberal (and I don't mean "Liberal") with Leftist?Some from today's illiberal left believe they should be the arbitrator for the information the public receives.
So I would vote "other" only because some from the left are believers of non-censorship and wouldn't partake in the above activity. They remain in my eyes liberal in thought and action. The rest of them are authoritarian busybodies who would love to be in control of thought.
I view most of that as fear-mongering by their opponents.
1) The Twitter fiasco has zero to do with freedom of speech. Every time a right-winger brings up free speech and cancel culture, what they're really talking about is the ability to say whatever hateful shit or lies they want without wanting to suffer consequences. It's about imagined victimhood, not free speech.