These days it can be dangerous to speak one’s mind, especially when you use social media.
Case In Point: Jordan Peterson, a best-selling author and clinical psychologist has been suspended from the blog for comments regarding transgender actor Elliot page .
As posted to Twitter by Jordan’s daughter, Mikhaila, on June 22nd, the Canadian intellectual tweeted the following remark about former Ellen now-Elliot:
“Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.”
A Mikhaila screenshot indicates that Jordan broke the Bluebird rules against hateful conduct:
You may not encourage, threaten or harass others on the basis or race, ethnicity or national origin.
” We have found that the account in question violated Twitter Rules,” reads the explanation.
We have temporarily restricted some account functions. While in this state…you’re limited to only sending Direct Messages… Your account will be restored to full functionality in: 12 hours and 0 minutes.
You can begin your countdown, and then continue Twitter after you have deleted any content which violates our guidelines.
— Mikhaila Peterson (@MikhailaFuller) June 29, 2022
There is a reason that they call it “thought police” because such a description was once used in everyday speech. These days we are boldly controlled in terms of the ideas we use.
And in modern monitoring words like “hate” are completely redefined. Now, what was supposed to signify extreme emotions can also refer to the opposing side of an issue that is being addressed by the regulating body.
We’ve somehow taken an area larger than we could ever imagine — the world wide web — and made it smaller than before. People have sat together in rooms throughout America’s history to discuss their differences. We now have the option to forgo these personal interactions in favor of looking into screens and being prohibited from disagreeing.
Our idea of what is permissible has been so altered that Elon Musk’s proposal to buy Twitter was met with skepticism from TV talk heads.
Jen Psaki Decries the “Harm” and “Misinformation” of Free Twitter
MSNBC warns that free speech on Twitter would be a danger — it perfectly captures where we are
An Ex-Clinton Official Calls Elon’s Free Speech Vision the ‘Dream of Every Dictator ‘
Of course it’s not just on the internet or at television.
Academics Fear the “Hate” of Free Speech As a Liberated Tweet Looms
Host School’s Free Speech Events Language Guide: Prohibiting “Man”, “Woman,” and “Mother ‘
Will a comment like Jordan’s after Elon takes Twitter’s reins?
Mikhaila stated to the billionaire that .”
is not an open platform for free speech.
Jordan has been involved in multiple social media scandals. He claimed that Yumi Nu, plus-size swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated, was “not beautiful” in May.
Sorry. It’s not beautiful. That is the reality. https://t.co/rOASeeQvee
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) May 16, 2022
Earlier this month, he offered something similar about the NFL’s first transgender cheerleader:
Not beautiful either. Are you happy now, Twitter trolls
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) June 6, 2022
Concerning beauty, the professor did give a potential “thumbs up” to Instagram model Paige Spiranac.
Ok. She might be beautiful https://t.co/bz84d0uNti
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) June 16, 2022
RedState Assistant Managing Editor Brandon Morse thought:
Jordan Peterson can’t release a tweet without causing the left to fly into some sort of rage, but that’s what happens when you don’t toe the politically correct line set by the outrage mob. Peterson appears to have fun with the hateful things he says and does. But when there is so much hatred coming at him, it’s best to try to make it enjoyable.
“Spiranac’s beauty is confirmed by the thousands of years that this has been going on, Brandon said.
When will the thousands of years of speech suppression cease? What about 100 years? Oder twenty-five years? It’s all within our reach.
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