Recently during a phone call, a friend of mine asked my opinion on Glenn Greenwald. For those unaware Greenwald was involved in the Snowden NSA leaks and has written on many aspects of the government overreach on privacy issues. He has of late been very critical of the lock step solidarity by the tech giants and the Democratic/MSM complex to censor important news stories based on partisan viewpoint.
During the phone call I was pretty heatedly adamant that Glenn Greenwald wasn’t an ally, he was part of the Left and therefore my opponent. But thinking about it for a while I figure it’s worthwhile clarifying exactly how I characterize guys like Greenwald and Taibbi. In a short phrase I’d call them honest Leftists. They believe in most of the things that the woke psychos believe in but they also believe in the Bill of Rights. They don’t think it’s acceptable for the government to conspire with the media to railroad someone even if he’s a no-good conservative. They probably don’t mind if Google algorithmically advantages the Left and disadvantages the Right but they don’t want it suppressing news outlets from broadcasting their stories across their platform.
And when I see a Matt Taibbi story calling MSNBC and the New York Times hypocrites for running stories that they know are false in order to advantage the Democrats, I praise him. And when Greenwald is willing to walk away from the website that he founded because the owner forbids him to speak honestly about the Hunter Biden story then I praise him. And what I am praising is his honesty and moral consistency. And nowadays that’s a lot. On left or right that’s a rare thing. It’s an admirable trait and deserves praise. It should be recognized and praised.
What it’s not is a reason to “reach across the aisle” and try to form an alliance. That was the mistake that conservatives made with the neoconservatives. Conservatives thought that because both sides wanted a strong defense against the Russians and free market capitalism that we could join forces and work a compromise that would work to both sides’ advantage. Instead we got a series of wars in the Middle East and a globalist financial agenda while they adopted all of the social policies of the far Left. That meant gay marriage, transgenderism, open borders, intersectionality in our schools and BLM in the streets.
And as long as all of these things were slowly assimilated into the culture without violence in the street and approved by the Supreme Court voted in by the Uniparty then the neocons would be fine with it. And if you weren’t fine with it then you were a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic bigot. And the same slippery slope goes double for Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald. All they require is that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. They are honest and they honestly want all the things that make life in America awful. The only difference is that they’re willing to let you say what you think before they call you a racist homophobe. The woke people want to silence you so you can’t even say it, or write it or even think it. They need to be dealt with drastically. They need to be put out of business. Taibbi and Greenwald can be ignored.
Bottom line, I respect Taibbi and Greenwald. But they are not my friends, allies or partners. They are my enemies even if they are enemies whose honesty I respect.