We are in a revolution. The revolution didn’t begin on January 6 with the Capitol riots. Anyone who tells you violence is the solution is dead wrong. The paper patriots who thump their chests and call for some sort of violent overthrow of government are leading you astray. They don’t have a plan. Theirs is an anger-driven reaction that goes absolutely nowhere.
I get the anger. I’m angry too. There has yet to be a full accounting of what happened in the November election. There was undoubtedly voter fraud. Was it enough to change the actual results of the election? We may never know, but burning your own country to the ground, like the left has been doing for the last eight months, is not the answer.
The true revolution began on January 8. It’s the Big Tech Revolt. When Twitter permanently banned President Trump from its platform it finally awakened at least half of the country as to just how powerful and just how dangerous these big tech companies are. That’s not to excuse everything Trump has tweeted, but squelching free speech should be met with outrage and action.
It’s not enough for Facebook and Twitter and their willing accomplices in Big Tech to de-platform conservatives. They have to destroy any competition that would allow that free speech to continue. They’ve colluded to destroy Parler. Parler’s only crime was they acted as a true platform, allowing anyone and everyone to speak their mind. For that they must be destroyed. Google and Apple have purged their sites of any access to Parler’s app. Amazon has blocked their computer servers. Third-party vendors used by Parler have joined in the conspiracy. There should be an immediate remedy from the courts. In the meantime, freedom-loving people at these Big Tech companies should leave and join the Big Tech Revolution. They need to offer their expertise and talents to keep free speech alive, not continue to be part of the suppression.
Most reasonable people can agree that storming the Capitol was an outrage. Those who took part in it and those who continue to support it are leading you down a blind alley. They don’t have a plan. Obviously their only short-term plan was to have themselves childishly photographed sitting in seats of power. This was no insurrection, as the left and the mainstream media have tried to portray it. CHAD, CHAZ, or CHOP—or whatever they settled on as a name for the occupying of the police precinct in Seattle last summer—was an insurrection, and liberals from all quarters supported it. People like Kamala Harris tweeted encouragement to bail out rioters. Another incredible irony is that Nancy Pelosi told NPR back in June in reference to the mob that had surrounded the White House, “Using billy clubs and tear gas takes us to the status of banana republic.” No, Nancy, squelching free speech does.
But let’s not take our eye off the ball. This is a revolution, but it’s a revolution of the free market. You have the power. Don’t listen to the paper patriots. They will only lead you to ruin. Use the power you have. Stop patronizing entities that work to end free speech. Stop complaining about Facebook on Facebook. Stop tweeting your outrage on Twitter. Stop feeding the beast that wants to eat you.
Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show, on SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.