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Old 08-12-2017, 08:02 PM
 
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After youtube, facebook, and twitter start censoring conservative messages and google fires a conservative employee, suddenly leftists have taken up the "private businesses can do what they want" message now that it suits them.

Wasn't it less than a year ago that leftists were preaching that businesses have a responsibility to society, to the environment, to provide a "basic" wage, to provide healthcare, to not discriminate, to not spread "hate speech"? But now, they seemed to have completely changed their mind when their discriminatory practices favor their agenda.

Although I agree that those companies have a right to choose what content they want to host, I want to know why leftists only favor the rights of those that help perpetuate their propaganda.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Japan
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After youtube, facebook, and twitter start censoring conservative messages and google fires a conservative employee, suddenly leftists have taken up the "private businesses can do what they want" message now that it suits them.

Wasn't it less than a year ago that leftists were preaching that businesses have a responsibility to society, to the environment, to provide a "basic" wage, to provide healthcare, to not discriminate, to not spread "hate speech"? But now, they seemed to have completely changed their mind when their discriminatory practices favor their agenda.

Although I agree that those companies have a right to choose what content they want to host, I want to know why leftists only favor the rights of those that help perpetuate their propaganda.
... self serving hypocrisy, lack of core principles...
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Since the left never stood for anything at all, you can't call them hypocrites. The left is shamelessly celebrating small victories, in the face of enormous losses, and prospects of almost certain losses to follow in the near future. The county is shifting back towards center, and away from their promotion of loserism and victim mentality. As it turns out, living the loser lifestyle does not afford many luxuries or perks. Nor does it promote or afford any sense of self worth or dignity. Since they are doomed regardless, lefties will take whatever favors they can get, from where ever they can get them.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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These are not services for which you pay. You are the product via the information you share, not the customer. Never forget that.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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After youtube, facebook, and twitter start censoring conservative messages and google fires a conservative employee, suddenly leftists have taken up the "private businesses can do what they want" message now that it suits them.

Wasn't it less than a year ago that leftists were preaching that businesses have a responsibility to society, to the environment, to provide a "basic" wage, to provide healthcare, to not discriminate, to not spread "hate speech"? But now, they seemed to have completely changed their mind when their discriminatory practices favor their agenda.

Although I agree that those companies have a right to choose what content they want to host, I want to know why leftists only favor the rights of those that help perpetuate their propaganda.
I've noticed it and I'm holding them to it.

All of a sudden these cultural Marxists are diehard capitalists and think none of us notice.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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These are not services for which you pay. You are the product via the information you share, not the customer. Never forget that.
You can view these services without being a member or having an account.

The hits are used to calculate ad prices.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Although I agree that those companies have a right to choose what content they want to host, I want to know why leftists only favor the rights of those that help perpetuate their propaganda.
How else would they stay relevant? Censorship and liberal indoctrination in American colleges are their top weapons. Mass immigration (illegal or otherwise) would be weapon #3 as they seem to own those demographics.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:23 PM
 
Location: St Paul
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After youtube, facebook, and twitter start censoring conservative messages and google fires a conservative employee, suddenly leftists have taken up the "private businesses can do what they want" message now that it suits them.

Wasn't it less than a year ago that leftists were preaching that businesses have a responsibility to society, to the environment, to provide a "basic" wage, to provide healthcare, to not discriminate, to not spread "hate speech"? But now, they seemed to have completely changed their mind when their discriminatory practices favor their agenda.

Although I agree that those companies have a right to choose what content they want to host, I want to know why leftists only favor the rights of those that help perpetuate their propaganda.
Not to mention the complete 180' on freedom of speech. It's the left that are now constantly looking to censor people's speech. It's important not understand these are not Liberals, these are Neo-Libs. They support censorship, elective wars, corporations, political corruption, John McCain & the 1%.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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After youtube, facebook, and twitter start censoring conservative messages and google fires a conservative employee...
Don't forget Patreon deactivating accounts they don't like. Also I wouldn't necessarily call Damore a conservative -- he's more like not a regressive and not a leftist and not a social justice acolyte.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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There is nothing surprising about this - and it's been going on far longer than just a year.

Democrats have become the "urban" party. They are now basically the republican party of 100+ years ago, and that includes being pro-business. Republicans have become the "rural" party - they are now basically what the democrats were 100+ years ago.

It's actually a bit more complicated than that but that's the gist of it.
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