SubscribeStar Saturday: Twitter Flies Free

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!  Elon Musk, the whimsical Willy Wonka of our time, has purchased Twitter.

While I have a Twitter account, I don’t really use it that frequently, with the exception of checking out some spicy Tweets on occasion (but even those are gone, thanks to the platform’s arbitrary censorship).  I find the format clunky and unwieldy, especially when trying to read long threads or responses to Tweets.

It’s also a cesspool of Leftist hand-wringing and overwrought, fake stories, in which progressives claim their small children are asking them if Trump is going to kill the trannies or what not.  At its worst, it’s an outrage factory; at its best, it’s an echo chamber for the mainstream media.

There’s a long history of censorship of conservative and populist voices on Twitter.  The rumors (which will be confirmed or otherwise by the time this post goes live) suggest that Twitter’s quarterly report won’t look good, so Musk was able to scoop up the company at the price of $44 billion, or $54.20 per share.  That represents a 38% premium to Twitter’s stock price as of 1 April 2022.

Basically, Twitter went woke—like, MEGA woke—and it’s starting to go broke.

The news of Musk’s purchase of Twitter is heartening, as he describes himself as a free speech absolutist.  Trump has pledged to stay on TRUTH Social, but I still hope Musk restores his account, even if it’s a symbolic gesture.

While Musk’s takeover is promising—let a thousand crazy Tweets bloom!—it does suggest that conservatives are on hard times if we’re hoping the whims of a boyish entrepreneur/government subsidy devourer will restore free speech on a failing, but still important, Big Tech platform.

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8 thoughts on “SubscribeStar Saturday: Twitter Flies Free

  1. “… a boyish entrepreneur” – ‘a little child shall lead them’ (Isaiah 11:6). I have to give him credit for putting his money where his mouth is; because of that, maybe we will finally have equal footing with those who are convinced of their righteous superiority.

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  2. Conservatives are always going to find life harder, certainly in terms of getting their voices heard. Our countries are run by the types who had they revealed their thoughts to us pre election would never have been voted in.

    I’m still on Twitter though only because it gives me the chance to pick up interesting tweets for articles and sometimes to answer posts. A lot of people are excited about Musk’s takeover but governments will move quickly to ensure that the hateful left are protected on the platform; ie, they can continue posting their vile comments with no repercussions. Was always the way.

    I saw your SFF piece on Nicholas this morning. He’ll have appreciated that. 🙂

    If you’re running out of people to support though, maybe start something else for Friday, as Neo has on his site with Scattershot Fridays.

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    • Isn’t there already talk of some kind of government disinformation office being established? I believe I have seen headlines as such within the last 12 hours.

      Yes, what I might do is return to “Phone It in Fridays” at some point, my variation on Neo’s “Scattershot Fridays.” And I am sure I will have more friends and their works to feature in the future. Lately I have just been scrambling to find some.

      There are some other blogs I follow, but they are pretty high on the spiciness scale, so I have to be a bit careful endorsing them.

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      • I’ve been trying to get more CW readers over here and I’m sure some have popped over but only one has commented. It’d be good to get them to post under the line so I might prod them a little when I put up links.

        I’ve just started writing a game review which I’ll send you in the next fortnight. I need to flesh this out as much as possible because I’m possibly reviewing what I see as one of the best, if not THE best, game of all time. Readers need to see the full scope of this game because it has so much. I’ve been replaying it again and I’ll never tire of it.

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  3. Before I pop off for the day, if I ever send anything to you that’s crap/unprintable (likely), you don’t have to use it. Neo and Kathy (TCW) have no problem saying no. In fact, it’s a word I hear an awful lot! 🙂

    Enjoy your Saturday, Port. 🙂

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