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I’m seeing a lot around here on Twitter and on other blogs, that conservatives are the only ones who have had their account suspended by Twitter. Let me say emphatically that this is not the case at all.
I happen to know about a user who is a Hillary Clinton supporter who had his account suspended in 2008, during the Clinton/Obama primary, because he dared to say critical things about Barack Obama. His twitter username is @shoq and I sure he can tell you all about Twitter’s repression the freedom of speech towards liberals.
This is exactly how I feel about this little story here. This is why I have, for the longest time now, avoided blog wars and twitter fights and for very good reasons; and when they started trolling me, that being liberals and yes, some so-called “conservatives” too; I just blocked them. Because I do not wish to get into it with the other side, at all.
Before there was Milo Yiannopoulos there was Robert Stacy McCain. A chain smoking, beer drinking, coffee guzzling hard nosed reporter who rather than simply going with the flow and repeating the conventional wisdom dared to go out into the field and actually see and report for himself.
And when he didn’t have a spot in the MSM to do it anymore on a regular basis he began his web site The Other McCain (named to differentiate himself from his distant cousin John in the Senate) and with funding provided by his readers (and sometimes without it going places on a wing and a prayer) he would travel the country from Alaska to New Hampshire from Nevada to New Orleans to cover stories that the MSM would not.
And when Bill Sparkman’s death became a national story and there were cries of “Send the Body to Glenn Beck” it was Stacy McCain who was the boots on the ground who actually went to Kentucky and investigated the story finding no evidence of murder and was vindicated when his death was revealed to be a suicide staged to appear like a murder.
He has managed to do all of this while raising a family of six which now includes two grandchildren who are his joy (although they have considerably slowed down his travels, after all family comes first).
Bottom line though not a rich man Robert Stacy McCain is an American Success story he has built a nationwide, dare I say worldwide following presenting his viewpoint and highlighting the public viewpoints of others who would rather keep their actual words and opinions under the radar because Robert Stacy McCain is loyal to his family, his God, his friends and the Truth.
I know this because I’m proud to say he is my friend. I’ve learned an awful lot from him the most important thing being there is no substitute for actually being there, gathering factual evidence, seeing for yourself and reporting the truth.
Look, I am just going to be blunt, okay? Because that is how I just do it. I do not make my opinions based upon my political stance. Some do in the blogosphere and I think it is cheap, dirty and downright stupid. The truth is that I have observed Robert Stacy McCain engage in behavior on twitter that some, not all, would consider to be harassment. So, there, that is my feelings on it. Anyone that does not like that, can kiss my all-American white behind.
My point is this right here: If you do not want to attract the wrong kind of attention on twitter or anywhere else for that matter; then do not do stuff that will attract the wrong kind of attention. You would not smoke a joint while driving a car. (Well, most of us anyhow!) You would not walk around in public with your penis hanging out of your pants. So, why do idiotic stuff like what McCain was doing on twitter?
The reason McCain was doing what he was doing is this: McCain is a downright publicity whore, just like Gene Simmons. McCain was doing it, to promote his blog and, by proxy, himself. McCain was also doing it to win favor with the Conservative crowd. He would routinely get on twitter, hassle these women and then print their reactions on twitter and on his blog. Well, I guess twitter got tired of it and suspended his account and they will most likely suspend the other one too, should he start using that other account for the same purposes.
I will admit, I have had issues with Mr. McCain in the past; but that is not why I am saying this at all. I am saying this, because it is just the truth. Now, as for Mr. McCain, he is taking it in stride, as you can see at this link here. I believe mainly because he knows that he is guilty of the charge!
To be clear, I have no side in this issue at all. I also know that twitter does have a right to regulate their usage of their servers and service itself. I also see some conservative saying that the investors, mostly stocks, should divest themselves of twitter stocks. My question is this: Is that not the tactic of the left? Did not liberals do that to Firefox, when the President of Mozilla come out against gay marriage, which resulted in his resigning from that company? Why is it that conservatives always copy the tactics of the left, when they are feeling somehow persecuted?
My point is this, when it comes to the progressive left, I follow the words of advice from the Holy Bible:
“But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.” – 1 Corinthians 14:38 King James Version
This advice quoted above has served me well, as a believer in Christ for the last 35 years, which is how long I have been a born-again believer in Christ. I have not always followed that advice, much to my detriment at times! But, I digress. The point is folks, progressives are usually progressive for a reason. Same goes with feminists — and all the poking, harassing and other such activities, will only serve to reinforce that worldview. So, it is best to let them be content in their own ignorance and move on.
I hope this is received in the spirit of which is intended to those who wish to receive it. 🙂
- Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: The #FreeStacy Story: Why Was My @rsmccain Account Suspended?