Jim Jordan made it clear on Friday that the biggest threat to freedom in the world isn’t dictators or terror or even dang covid. I mean — it is those things, but the BIGGEST threat to American freedom on liberty is exactly what you think it is.
It’s that exact thing that sends a cold chill down your spine.
The thing listening to you when you’re having a private conversation and then sends you ads based on what you talked about.
It’s the threat that catalogs you as a commodity to be traded and sold and exploited. That thing that decides what news you’re allowed to hear, what ideas you’re allowed to consider, what words you’re allowed to speak, what books you’re allowed to buy, what prices you pay for goods, and who does and does not get to remain in business or even to have access to society.
The biggest threat to freedom here at home is Big Tech. And its partner Big Media. And the tool they use, with Democrats help: Big Government.
(Which is why it’s pretty frustrating that I have to embed a TWITTER post for you to see his comments, being as how PARLER still hasn’t fixed EMBEDDING yet.)
but anyway… in this instance he’s talking about how Big Tech is the engine of cancel culture:
The biggest threats to freedom:
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— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 12, 2021
Here’s an excerpt of the hearing, via OAN:
During questioning, Jordan drew attention to OutKick’s founder and lead writer Clay Travis, who spoke about how conservative commentators are being targeted online for censorship.
“What our democracy depends on is the First Amendment,” Jordan said. “Mr. Travis, at the end of your statement, you said: ‘I am a First Amendment absolutist and I believe cancel culture intertwined with identity politics is the greatest threat to our country.’ I could not agree more. Do you have a functioning First Amendment when only one side is allowed to talk? Do you have free speech when Big Tech, Big media and big government decides what can be said and what can be seen?”
“No, you don’t, not at all,” Travis answered. “And I think that is the major issue that our country is facing today.”
“More important than this broad concept of journalism, which I’m all for, is the First Amendment,” Jordan emphasized. “The right to speak and to speak in a political nature and not be censored for speaking out in a political fashion.”
Jordan went on to say the free market isn’t supposed to decide what is high quality journalism, it is the First Amendment that decides that.