And I’ll take that one step further: If you’re a conservative and you are in the public square — as a publisher, an entertainer, a writer, or part of the academic commentariat — you’re going to be banned at some point from all of your social media accounts.
That’s because at some point you’re going to drop a massive truth bomb that the Marxist snowflakes don’t like and they’re just going to ban you out of spite, hatred, disgust, etc.
That’s what happened to conservative comedian and actor Owen Benjamin, who has recently been suspended permanently from YouTube and Twitter. As The Gateway Pundit reports, “when attempting to access his [Twitter] account, which boasted over 120,000 followers, users are met with this message: ‘This account has been suspended.’ Benjamin was considered ‘controversial’ by some for his belief that children should not be subjected to hormone therapy.”’
This ban has real-world negative implications for Benjamin, as he explained on his Facebook page (which so far is still online).
“Both my Twitter accounts suspended and now my ability to make an income has been revoked,” he wrote, inviting his fans to join him on the social media site Patreon. “This is disgusting. I have a two year old [sic] and a pregnant wife and they just set my life back to 0 with on [sic] big swoop. I just worked tirelessly for the last 5 months building my online ability to make a living and it’s all gone. You will be next. Fight it now.”
Yes, you probably will if you’re a conservative personality attempting to build your brand on these Leftist-owned social media sites. But fight it? Good luck with that. Even the courts won’t side with you. (Related: Google, Facebook, YouTube censorship of conservative sites, voices just like Communist CHINA.)
As The Gateway Pundit noted further, no specific tweet is cited by Twitter but there is speculation that his suspension is tied to his calling out of young David Hogg, the anti-gun teen from Parkland, Fla., who has been coming for your guns ever since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.
Even some who disagreed with Benjamin’s ideology nevertheless defended his right to it — and his right to express it.
“I don’t support many of #OwenBenjamin’s garbage thoughts, but I certainly support his right to spew them. @Twitter is a place for EVERYONE’S garbage thoughts, not just Liberal garbage thoughts,” wrote a user named Corinne Fisher, who — according to her Twitter profile — is also a comedian and an author.
In the age of President Donald J. Trump, conservatives, libertarians, and freedom lovers — especially if they are using social media as an income generator — are learning a couple of hard truths.
The Left doesn’t really believe in freedom and liberty for everybody. They don’t really believe in freedom of speech and expression for everybody. They don’t believe in every amendment in the Bill of Rights, and generally speaking, if they disagree with you, they’re not nice people.
The social media pioneers, when they were building their brand, were all about everyone participating. Now that they’ve essentially cornered the social media market and have made hundreds of billions of dollars, they are showing their true selves.
They’ve also figured out how powerful they’ve become, and in the age of Trump, whom they detest, they’re going to use their power to ensure that he doesn’t win reelection and that conservatives (and Republicans in general) are disadvantaged going into the 2018 election and beyond.
If you’re a conservative, the Leftist social media Nazis don’t care if your wife is pregnant, if your two-year-old eats and is taken care of, or if you die, frankly. Their actions prove as much, as Benjamin has discovered.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.