Dear Medium, Censorship Is Worse Than Conservative Speech
After reading the news that Medium has banned several prominent conservative journalists I am absolutely disgusted to be a Medium user.
While I do not always agree with the conservative journalists who were banned, I believe they have an equal right to express their opinions and experiences.
Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them. I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist. — Charles Bukowski
I came to this site several years ago to find an audience after I had stopped writing for many years. I’ve toyed with many political topics, taunted the CIA, written my infamous letter to Democrats, challenged the narrative on Seth Rich, attacked the mainstream media, and I have even gone after the bankers that control all of our lives. I thought this was a platform that valued free speech.
Many people have mistaken me for a conservative because I don’t play by the rules, and value things like liberty, freedom, speech, and privacy. While I still don’t consider myself to be a conservative, my ethos are that of a cypher punk, but to some people on the extreme left I am to the right of them. I accept that, and honestly I’d much rather be mistaken for someone on the right for believing in liberty and justice for all than be mistaken for a snowflake or communist on the extreme left who believes in censorship, violence, and safe spaces.
I detest snowflakes, I believe in diplomacy over violence, I am not a fan of communism, and I find “safe space” ideology to be delusional. Does that mean I should be banned from Medium?
The Silicon Valley tech elite backlash against free speech and anyone to the right of them politically needs to die a quick and painful death. Silicon Valley needs to stop enforcing their political policies through the social media platforms we all use to connect and debate with each other.
The irony of all of this is while Medium bans actual journalists with White House press credentials for being conservative they protect celebrities on the left like Wil Wheaton, even when they make up fake news about me personally. What?
Today Medium came for the conservatives, and I said something while you did nothing, how long before they come after someone like you or me?
P.S. I realize that by posting this I might get my account banned, but I am willing to take that risk to speak for those who are now banned or afraid of speaking. If they are willing to delete my account for posting what I have posted here then all hope is truly lost for this platform. I don’t know how much I will be posting here anymore because of this.