“Comedy is now legal on Twitter” the self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk wrote on Friday.
Leftists are humorless. Many leftists are in other contexts bright and witty, but they suppress their laughter due to fear of what others think of them. Ironically, the people whose opinions they fear are just as afraid of them, for the very same reason.
The humorless and self-suppression of leftism poses as progressive and innovative. It’s really just a reincarnation of old-school puritanism, the kind exhibited by intolerant despots at the Salem witch trials or by militant religious terrorists beheading journalists and knocking down skyscrapers in the early 21st century.
This sick way of thinking — the narcissistic, dogmatic ruthlessness of leftism — necessarily and always collapses into the brutality of a police state. America is almost there. Hat tip to Elon Musk for trying to take it on at this late stage of our sociopolitical malignancy. I wonder if he grasps the magnitude of the violent hatred behind modern, woke leftism, a hatred so virulent it could put the Nazis to shame.
It will take more than billions of dollars to defeat what is surely coming his way.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason