by Irving Tremellius
Originally posted November 29, 2020
Big Tech (Google-U-Tube/ Twitter/ Facebook) has been positively obsessive about and active in removing from the national conversation anyone whose opinion is by them classified as ‘unacceptable,’ or whose thought seems to them outside the range of acceptable opinions. They are zealous in hunting violators down and swift in shutting them out, more confident of their own rightness than Javert yet without any of the inspector’s ameliorative features. Their list of acceptable opinions is neither constant nor consistently applied. The punishments they mete out are bound to no recognizable scale and have never been aimed at anyone with leftist bona fides, however extreme their notorious, undisputed, actual terms-violations might have been. Their own admission of errors in the application of their draconian censorship has not been linked to any meaningful policy upgrade, never resulted in maturing toleration of differences between themselves and others, nor has it led them to less radical beliefs or practices, and has not been known ever to have moved their executive class toward fair-mindedness, or even a sober recognition of the world as it actually is.
In contrast with Big Tech’s gate-keeping paranoia, 2020 has brought to our attention once again their seemingly infinity capacity to bear offenses, joined to a virtually unbreakable determination to keep voters on the list of qualified, verified, legitimate voters. This broad acceptance of all sorts of voters by state election officials has led to a mental game among poll watchers: they try to name SOMETHING–ANYTHING which may be relied upon to lead, without exception, to voters getting removed from the rolls. So far no one has been able to come up with a single sure-fire way to get bumped. Candidates have included those
1. Never having voted in any election ever;
2. Folks not simply illiterate, which might be fine, but also grossly disinterested in the well-being of the electorate;
3. Those guilty of the commission of crimes, and who have been arrested, tried, and imprisoned;
4. Who have moved outside the boundaries defined in the various lists entrusted to administrators who have themselves MOVED, i.e., mentally moved, as in, no longer regarding location as a pertinent factor as a measure of voting qualification, for we are ALL, lalalala, in the gumbaiya global village, unga unga. What, after all, is a district, or a border? Lalala.
5. And you have probably heard that death itself is rarely reckoned by election officials as a necessarily disqualifying condition, one which, by itself justifies the removal of one-time residents from the list of approved voters. Tina Turner penned an anthem for these broadminded vote guardians: What’s Death Got to Do with Ballots?
In view of all this, Rev. Steve Schlissel, pastor of Messiah’s Congregation in Brooklyn, NY, has proposed legislation to form an official committee to explore the feasibility of conducting brain transplants between the two groups discussed above. The object would be twofold, naturally:
1) to get into the heads of the overseers of Big Tech the sort of fearlessness of wild diversity, the embrace of “Big Umbrella-ism,” the lust of “room for everybody” thinking, the open-armed lunacy found in tech’s corner office squatters, whose “gifts” make them incapable of naming a sector of society which ought NECESSARILY to be subjected upon discovery to automatic exclusion from “the list.”
2) For the others in the Great Exchange, it is hoped a method may be found which moves those charged with warranting the integrity of elections toward the wholehearted recognition that disqualifications abound in nearly all historic voter legislation, and all these continue to clamor and call out to be put to use, diligently, carefully and faithfully–even obsessively, when they are seen as an essential aspect of our ability to guard the legacy of liberty, which is of incalculable worth. Get the anal retentives onto election boards and get the loosey gooseys into tech boardrooms.
Schlissel suggested his proposal might be a start. Like 50 murdered attorneys on the ocean floor.