When it comes to free speech that is used to oppose his quest for political power, Donald Trump turns to authoritarian threats — in this case, threats of taxation and “trust busting.”
by Joey Clark
As so-called “dangerous faggots” (who are really just frivolous trolls) carry on their blather about Donald Trump being a champion for radical free speech and cultural libertarianism, Trump continues to threaten to make cuckolds of them all by plowing their beloved 1st Amendment right before their eyes.
Yes, Donald Trump is “politically incorrect” in the sense that he constantly upsets leftist boobs’ taboos in hilarious style, but his crusade seems less an abolitionist mission against political power for the sake of free speech and more a long con to supplant leftist political correctness with a new form of PC that serves Trump’s lust to dominate the nation. Trump may very well defeat the regressive left’s control of the language, but his own regime of political correctness may be all the more insidious — that is; say what you wish, children, as long as it doesn’t make “daddy” upset.
As I have written before regarding Trump wanting to “open up” libel laws against journalists:
Donald Trump’s direct threats to liberty are apparent. When asked point-blank by CBS reporter Major Garrett whether he sided with liberty or security, he answered security. Accordingly, Trump has called for a boycott of Apple until they break the iPhone’s encryption, has appealed to closing up parts of the internet, and in 2013 implied his desire to see the “traitor” Edward Snowden executed. In particular, when Trump called for “closing that internet up in some ways,” he anticipated the obvious criticism of his position, saying, “We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some ways. Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people.”
And now, Trump has revealed his authoritarian lusts again, threatening heavy taxation and anti-trust action against Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.
Why? Well, because Bezos has the temerity to use his freedom of the press to advance his interests.
As reported by Fox News:
“Every hour we’re getting calls from reporters from The Washington Post asking ridiculous questions,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “And I will tell you, this is owned as a toy by Jeff Bezos … Amazon is getting away with murder, tax-wise. He’s using The Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don’t tax Amazon like they should be taxed.”
Trump was responding to Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward’s disclosure that the newspaper has assigned 20 reporters to investigate the real estate mogul’s life.
“He thinks I’ll go after him for antitrust,” Trump said Thursday. “Because he’s got a huge antitrust problem because he’s controlling so much, Amazon is controlling so much of what they are doing.
“He’s using The Washington Post, which is peanuts, he’s using that for political purposes to save Amazon in terms of taxes and in terms of antitrust.”
So, let me get this straight: Donald Trump wants to punish a person who rightfully owns an arm of the “free” press for using that freedom to advance his interests. You see, while actual libertarian Republicans, such as Rand Paul, are trying to repeal harmful anti-trust laws and push back against federal taxation in certain parts of the country, Donald Trump loves these powerful federal devices and wants to use them to punish his political opponents like the sadist he is.
Hopefully, the Trump supporters will wake up and realize that he his no friend to liberty, but maybe a love of liberty was never what attracted Trump’s “house boys” to him in the first place.
Maybe, all along, their desire was to be bent over and told to say “thank you sir, may I have another?”