State legislatures: divest in Amazon Apple Facebook Twitter et al, Florida rep Randy Fine letter to Gov DeSantis, Dump the Thought Police movement
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”…Joseph Goebbels
“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””...George Orwell, “1984”
The State of Florida set a great example for the nation to follow with their 2020 Election procedures.
Hopefully they will set another example in preserving free speech.
“Randy Fine wants state divested from tech giants after Donald Trump’s purge from social media
Republican Rep. Randy Fine is calling on the state to look into its investments with major tech companies and withdraw that money after President Donald Trump was kicked off several social media platforms following last week’s Capitol attack.”
“In response, multiple technology companies banned Trump citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.” In a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, Fine argues Trump and his supporters are being unfairly targeted.
The letter specifically asks the Governor to “order the immediate divestment of any Florida-held equity and debt” in Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Twitter.
“They may get to decide who they do business with. So do we,” Fine said.
“No matter what one thinks about President Trump, he remains the duly-elected President of the United States until noon on Jan. 20. If the President of the United States can be silenced by these companies, then so can anyone.”
It appears Fine has some back up from Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, a fellow Republican in the Cabinet.
In response to Fine’s proposal, Patronis said, “We should consider getting this on the next Cabinet agenda. Big-tech coordinated to shut down conservative accounts but still allows [Venezuelan leader] Nicolás Maduro to spread lies.”
Fine referenced other controversial world leaders from China, Iran and elsewhere that remain active on Twitter despite outrageous and violent statements of their own.”
We personally can stop giving “Nazi” tech companies our money.
But we should also follow Florida’s example.
Contact your state representatives and legislatures and demand that they protect free speech and divest from the Tech Thought Police too.