On Friday, Time Magazine’s national correspondent Charlotte Alter called Elon Musk’s push for free speech a “white male obsession,” in an article for Time titled, Elon Musk and the Tech Bro Obsession With ‘Free Speech”.
To Alter, it’s an entrepreneurial way to gain influence and power. Specifically, she wrote, free speech is an “obsession of the mostly white, male members of the tech elite.”
Uh, no, Charlotte, it’s the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights of our Constitution. Most Americans are obsessed with it. Well, maybe not Democrats.
WHY WOULD MUSK CARE SO MUCH ?
She can’t understand why Musk would care so much.
At one point, she writes, “Freedom of speech” has become a paramount concern of the techno-moral universe. The issue has anchored nearly every digital media debate for the last two years, from the dustup over Joe Rogan at Spotify to vaccine misinformation on Facebook.
She wonders why.
She quoted professor of communication at Stanford University Fred Turner to answer the question. He said, “It does seem to be a dominant obsession with the most elite. [F]ree speech seems to be much more of an obsession among men,” and part of “the entrepreneurial push: I did it in business, I did it in space, and now I’m going to do it in the world.”
Uh, yeah, no, it’s about the Constitution.
She also claimed that Musk’s idea of free speech is about the right to spread “disinformation.” According to her, it has nothing to do with the Founding Fathers’ original intent.
Alter suggested that Musk should have put his $44 billion into something more worthwhile than his version of ‘free speech’. Alter can’t write free speech without putting it in single quotes.
The anti-free speech operative wrote: “They say that something is worth what someone will pay for it. If that’s true, then protecting ‘free speech,’ which Elon Musk has cited as a central reason he agreed to buy Twitter for $44 billion this week, may be worth twice as much as solving America’s homelessness problem, and seven times as much as solving world hunger.”
She added, “It’s worth more (to him, at least) than educating every child in nearly 50 countries, more than the GDP of Serbia, Jordan, or Paraguay.”
Huh? Is that like, eat your dinner, children in China are starving?
Alter lives in a leftist world and it is the only truth. She once said Barack Obama and Pete Buttigieg made voting an act of love. We don’t sense the love, just the totalitarianism.
Keeping up with left-wing fake news is like drinking water from a fire hose. Alter is no different with her illogical rationalizations and red herrings.
If one Amendment falls, all will fall. We must fight for Bill of Rights.