It’s very possible, if not likely, that President Joe Biden and his team of rabid radicals will prove so off-putting to mainstream voters that Republicans will retake Congress next year and the White House two years later.
But while conservatives engage in that parlor waiting game, another example has cropped up to remind them of what was wasted during former President Trump’s first two years, when the GOP controlled the government.
Facebook apparently is blocking the sharing of a recent New York Post article that spotlighted the high-end real estate buying spree of a Black Lives Matter leader.
As the Tampa Free Press and others reported in recent days, BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors bought a $1.4 million home in a Los Angeles suburb that happens to be 88 percent white, and less than 2 percent black.
Cullors was slammed by both sides, including Hawk Newsome, the leader of BLM in New York who called for an investigation into Cullors’ finances.
On Saturday, the Post dug a little deeper and uncovered other real estate deals Cullors has made.
For example, Cullors, according to the Post, owns a $415,000, 3.2-acre “custom ranch” about 30 minutes outside Atlanta.
That was her third home.
The Post also noted that in 2016, the year she co-launched the BLM movement, Cullors paid $510,000 for a three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home in Inglewood, California, that is now worth $800,000. Two years later, she added a four-bedroom house in South Los Angeles that cost $590,000 but is now worth $720,000.
The Post further pointed out that Cullors and her wife visited the Bahamas, where they looked at homes in an exclusive community set on “600 oceanside acres” and comes with “a private marina and designer golf course.”
BLM, the Post noted, has been incorporated as two separate organizations, one nonprofit and the other for-profit, and so it’s difficult to tell how much Cullors, a self-proclaimed Marxist, has pulled in for her activism.
In a statement to the Post, BLM defended her. It said the Post story was part of a “right-wing offensive” that “not only puts Patrisse, her child and her loved ones in harm’s way, it also continues a tradition of terror by white supremacists against Black activists.”
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“We have seen this tactic of terror time and again, but our movement will not be silenced,” BLM continued.
They may not be silenced, but Facebook will ensure its critics are.
According to the conservative site Twitchy, Facebook on Thursday began to block users’ efforts to post the Post story or share it.
One critic, conservative activist Abigail Shrier, tweeted, “Facebook will not allow you to post this NY Post story or even to message it to another person. (I just tested it). So Facebook is now effectively opening your mail and reading the contents for ideologically objectionable material. Anyone worried?”
Which leads back to Trump and the Republicans.
Aside from some notable exceptions, like Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, GOP lawmakers had an opportunity to hold Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of Big Tech legally and publicly accountable with reforms that would have treated them as publishers – which they now clearly behave as when they decide which content gets posted and which doesn’t.
It’s fine for social media companies to censor views they don’t like. But that should also disqualify them from claiming they are neutral platforms that cannot be sued when people say things on their site that could be considered libelous.
The Republicans’ unwillingness to act when they had the chance is now hurting only their voters and their cause.