Monday, January 11, 2021

The Big Tech Revolt

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.

The irony is that at least some of the met-ups for the Trump protests and the Antifa forces that infiltrated them were on Facebook. No one took action against Facebook. Google and Apple later justified their actions of banning the Parler app because Parler allowed people to talk openly about the riot on their platform. The big question is where was law enforcement? If these plans to storm the Capitol were so openly encouraged on social media why weren’t they prepared for it. Even more bizarre, why were some police officers actually opening the doors to the Rotunda and allowing people in?

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 Showon SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.


  1. Nice logo/meme, but it is going to take more than just another meme to fight against Big Tech censorship and cancel culture.

  2. We stand with you Uncle Phil! Ditched fb and twatter... Ready to be all ears at 3:00!!!!

  3. I stand with you Uncle Phil. I have never been on twitter and ditched facebook over a week ago and I am now on MeWe.

    1. Did you also take "Uncle Phil's" advice and not get the vaccine? Now, on his deathbed, he is rethinking it. Maybe he's been wrong about other things, ie global warming, election fraud, too!

  4. Looking forward to watching and helping with this cause

  5. I here all these paper patriots, Keyboard commandos, and talking heads vow to ditch FB, twitter, etc, yet I bet 99% of these same Torys, vowed to boycott the NFL just a few months ago, yet sat on their Butts watching the NFL Super Bowl last night with all the left wingnut propaganda and indoctrination. These same Paper Patriots/Key Board Commandos, etc are the same Loyalist Tory's that condemned the Sons of Liberty who stormed the Capitol just a few weeks ago.

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  7. Trump lost the election. He got a smaller number of electoral votes than Joe Biden.

    The idea that trump won is an incorrect idea.

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