Is the GOP trying to win us back?
“Republicans are turning their grievances about biased tech companies into a rallying message for a difficult election year.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel are among the GOP leaders vocally complaining about a host of Silicon Valley slights against conservatives, ranging from Facebook’s stripping of ad revenue from the video-blogging duo Diamond and Silk to a Google search result that paired the California GOP with “Nazism.”
No one has suffered more viewpoint censorship from Silicon Valley than us since the 2016 election.
– We’ve had domains seized.
– We’ve been kicked off the payment processor monopolies like Paypal and Stripe.
– We’ve been purged Facebook and Twitter.
– We’ve been purged and demonetized on YouTube.
– When we haven’t been purged from Twitter and YouTube, we have been shadowbanned and had our videos limited.
– We’ve been banned by AirBnb, Uber, Lyft and other tech companies.
– Google rigs its algorithm against us.
I could go on and on, but it will suffice to say that Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election radicalized the Left, which has pressured their fellow leftists in Silicon Valley to effectively purge us from the public square on the internet.
The Left has been allowed to seize control of the internet and set itself up as the inquisitors of “hate speech” which is defined as any viewpoint they happen to disagree with. SJWs are free to be as hateful, vulgar and violent as they want to be though because they are on the side of the angels in the eyes of Silicon Valley.
Everyone who isn’t on the Left has been negatively affected by this issue. We have more legitimate grievances about this issue than anyone. If I was convinced the GOP was actually going to do something about it, I might even be persuaded to vote for the Republicans in the midterm elections.
The problem is that GOP rhetoric during election seasons has no correspondence to GOP legislative accomplishments. The GOP used its control of the White House and Congress to end net neutrality for the cable companies and to pass a massive tax cut that sent tech stocks soaring. The Trump administration has been great for Silicon Valley.
We have no reason to believe the GOP will act to do anything about Silicon Valley censorship. Where has the Trump administration and Congress been on the issue for the last two years? Are we supposed to believe they have only recently heard about what has been going on?
As with the big, beautiful wall, I will believe the GOP’s rhetoric about Silicon Valley only when I see them taking meaningful action against the tech monopolies. Until then, I will write this off as just more of the same empty political rhetoric.