Every person on the left believes they just survived the parallel to the rise of Nazism in Germany and they defeated it.

They stopped it.

They believe all Republicans are 1950's white racists.

They feel empowered to live out their Civil Rights warrior fantasies.
They imagine themselves toppling Jim Crow and the Confederacy and the Nazi army in one swoop and every powerful authority is on their side.

They aren't silencing conservative speech.

They are eradicating violence, terrorism, racism and hate from the internet.
They are *gleeful* we are vulnerable and scared of our voice being suppressed.

They think we are the people in old 1950's photos angrily shouting at black school children.

We are not people to them.
We are symbols of what they feel morally driven to remove from the world.
The most powerful people who influence technology see us the same way.

We aren't customers.
We aren't users.
We aren't people with real lives and families and businesses.

We are a problem to be solved and they've been trying to figure out how for years and finally can do it.
The reason free market ideals no longer work is because the market is controlled by fewer and fewer people who dominate all options.

And those people are ideologically driven to eradicate from society all sources of hate.

Its a religious crusade.
And we are the target.
We cannot reason with them.
They see our pleas for fairness like you would imagine a segregationist doing so.

They believe - believe - that once we are gone the internet and therefore society will be cleansed, free, peaceful and able to heal FROM US.
I say 'us' because we are not the one's defining our place in this world.

We aren't white supremacists or nazis or bigots or violent insurrectionists.

But the powerful have segregated society into good and bad thought and their strict and narrow worldview has placed us here.
We are innocent.
But it doesn't matter to them.
They *hate* what they imagine we are.

They cannot be persuaded otherwise. You cannot convince them *you* are a good person wrongly categorized.

The only people with influence have made up their minds and don't care to change it.
The *only* option is a steady Civil Rights movement to make it illegal, step by step, to do this to us.

They won't voluntarily stop.
They think they are the heroes of the story fighting for the good of humanity.

Each remaining GOP leader MUST begin NOW.

Legal action.
This means adding Political Affiliation to anti-discrimination law in red states.

We no longer have the luxury of arguing against the idea of protected classes.

We are now a marginalized group.

You need to accept that and behave as such.

This is a Civil Rights movement.
If you think you are exempt from this because you didn't vote for Trump or you defend businesses with 'they have a right to' you are not paying attention.

*You* do not define your status.
Its imposed onto you.
Just like every prior targeted group.

You are a minority now.
You are targeted for what you believe, who you are associated with and - be very clear - your existence.

You cannot change that fact.
This has been applied to you.

Enough bickering over the philosophical nuances.

You are a marginalized minority now.
1st step is adding Political Affiliation to anti-discrimination AND hate crime laws because the left targets us for physical violence.

Create the legal framework to force businesses and corporations to defend their discrimination policies.

Force them to second guess them.
We don't need the federal level to do this.

We just need a solid foundation to force their hand legally.

This will not stop until it is illegal and enforced to stop.

You will not shame them into acting ethically or fairly.

Any GOP who refuses to act must be voted out.
Eventually we must stop treating the internet as a fad and gadget we can just toss aside and move on from.

We must have an internet bill of rights.

Legal rights protecting all people from censorship and banning for who they are or what they believe.

This is a new world.
I understand the traditional free market arguments, but they no longer apply.

Businesses are behaving collectively as they did in the 1950's Jim Crow era and joining together to discriminate against a single group in order to protect themselves from popular outrage.
You are now in that group.

Your entire online life.
Your online communication.
Your digital currency.
Your job.
Your healthcare.
Your access to the world.

Its not 'just Twitter.'
It can be taken from you for nothing more than a photo or an association.

You cannot compete.
People who believe your skin color, your sexuality, your gender identity, your faith and the core beliefs that make up how you engage in politics place you in a category deserving of discrimination and violence *control* your life right now.

Understand this.
Stop fighting it.
It is time to relentlessly legally fight back.

We don't like to do this. But its our only option to regain liberty.

Every act of racism, seismic, discrimination, religious discrimination - all of it must be treated like an LGBT person suing over a wedding cake.
I cannot repeat this enough.
The powerful left **will not** voluntarily stop this crusade.

We must use available legal efforts now to overwhelm them with lawsuits and legal challenges to stop all forms of discrimination they feel entitled to now.

Political Affiliation too.
I am a gay/trans man and a Jew.

I know what discrimination and marginalization is.

I know what its like to be hated for nothing more than who you are.

This is it.
This is real.

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10 Jan
Here is my argument for why access to digital services should be considered a civil right equal to access to physical services.

As a Jewish person and as a gay person I am protected under anti-discrimination law (varied for being gay).

A store cannot ban me for either.
A store could not, for example, have a policy that bans 'immoral behavior' on their property and then selectively enforce this only on gay couples who happen to either simply walk in or who hold hands or show affection of any kind.

No liberal perspective would agree.
If this happened to me I would be able to argue that my civil rights had been violated.

Even without official legal protections, this would be enough to file a lawsuit, launch legislation and create public outcry until it was officially illegal to do so.
Read 40 tweets
9 Jan
The left believes bad ideas reproduce in the open.

You let someone share a bad idea and it multiplies with the validation of an official platform.

That makes it 'dangerous' as exposure is like a virus.

They think if you suppress the people with the bad idea, it will suffocate.
It seems simple to them.
Trump incited his followers to commit violence through his rhetoric, ban Trump and you remove the rhetoric.

No one else gets infected.
But then you must remove all those already infected...

Then you must stop the rhetoric from repeating.
Its a simple issue of threat reduction, not speech suppression.

But they refuse to recognize that in doing so they validate the rhetoric, turn it into dogma and it becomes mythology with more and more loyal adherents.

It goes underground.
It grows in power and legitimacy.
Read 4 tweets
9 Jan
If you are not a journalist or writer or if you are not trying to build a public profile right now, please:

- Use a generic AVI and take out your name and location from your profile.
- Turn your privacy settings on facebook off for searches and only let your friends see you.
Your facebook doesn't need to have your employer on it or your town or your phone number. Your friends and family already know who you are.

Same for any other social media you use.

If you use LinkedIn set your profile to private so only your connections can see you.
Basically you do not want to be easily found with a google search of your name.

Its easier than you think and its best to lock down. You don't need an open profile.

The only exception is if you are job hunting. Again, disguise your twitter and its less of an issue.
Read 4 tweets
9 Jan
Here is the insidiousness of what is being proposed here.

You don't have to be actively political at all.
In fact you could cease all political affiliation today. You're done.

But someone finds your name or photo associated with Trump from when you were?...
That's where we are now.
Its not that you said something so offensive that your employer must have a PR nightmare to manage.

An activist hunting for Trump supporters, which they are actively doing and being encouraged to do from Congress members, finds and outs you.
They put pressure on your company to fire you, claiming they have a secret white supremacist terrorist in their office! What else can your company do?

That's not all. Once they name you, suddenly every service you use gets blasted with your info and demands to ban you.
Read 8 tweets
9 Jan
I believe that a business should be able to conduct itself legally as it pleases. This includes deciding how it associates itself.

But the law is clear on discrimination.
The issue I have is two fold:

1) The laws are not being enforced equally or fairly.
2) The issue of discrimination has become too overwhelming to simply rely on market forces to correct it. We are witnessing multiple massive corporations in charge of huge swaths of the market act together to target individuals belonging to one group.

That is a problem.
I passionately defending the Masterpiece Cakeshop case because I passionately believe a person should not be forced to act against their morality.

I objected to Kim Davis because she denied an eligible citizen access to their legal rights.

The distinctions are clear to me.
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9 Jan
Ok @Heritage we need your help.

We have to stop this from impacting the real world before we can even begin fighting for online freedom.

We need every @GOP leader in the country to immediately begin acting to protect conservatives from discrimination and violence.
Every red state must include Political Affiliation in their list of protected classes.

This is a requirement.

You cannot discriminate against a person in business, commerce or public life due to their real or perceived political beliefs or legal activism.
Hate crime law.

Targeted harassment, vandalism, intimidation and violence based on real or perceived political affiliation must be illegal.

We must act now to legally prevent *all* political intimidation and violence.
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