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And don’t @ me with any “well liberals do it too” nonsense because I don’t fucking care. If you can present to me an honest liberal actor promoting the same level of violence and hatred as Alex Jones with the same size of audience then yes, I agree, they should also be banned. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t also ban Alex Jones in the meantime. That’s like not arresting someone just because some other guy who’s clearly guilty hasn’t been arrested yet. We should all have a baseline where people who are actively harmful to public goodwill don’t deserve a platform from which to spread that harm regardless of who’s side they’re supposedly on because they’re not on anyone’s side, they’re just assholes.
Basically the fact of the matter is that the Republican Party in general is a party representative of a shrinking minority of the US populous and therefore cannot actually win elections on the basis of pure democracy, but since they control all aspects of the government they can just override the will of the majority by any means necessary to maintain that stranglehold as long as possible.
We can’t keep acting like every argument has equal merit on both sides, there’s not a 50/50 split on who’s right and who’s wrong, if you’re going to argue for something ridiculous then you should be treated like you’re making a ridiculous argument. Stop giving people paltforms from which to spread disinformation. It’s not like the first ademndment requires news organizations to invite crazy ass Alex Jones on for an interviews so stop inviting other crazy assholes on who just talk nonsense. If the media would do their fucking jobs and actually report the truth for once instead of giving us talking heads arguing about inane shit all the time maybe we wouldn’t be in this situation right now.
The main issue at hand is that people actually are frustrated with voter suppression, but the only way to change that is obstensibly via challenging it in court. This sometimes works, but the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court, is and has for a few decades been controlled by a Republican majority which tends to vote in favor for allowing Republicans to continue suppressing votes and given the recent Kavanaugh debacle they will probably continue to do so.