Yelling 'racism!' only shuts down speech, and threatens U.S. strength

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The news that Elon Musk had closed a deal to purchase Twitter led those in the leftist media to the most predictable response possible. They called him a racist. An MSNBC correspondent says he’s doing it to protect the speech of straight white men. Many more concerned progressives warned vaguely of the consequences for “marginalized communities.”

It’s an absurd charge but a familiar pattern. Journalist Chris Rufo is widely called both a racist and anti-LGB and Trans for exposing the left’s own excesses. The same stood true for Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok. Even millions of Trump supporters are regularly smeared as racists engaged in “white backlash,” whatever that is, despite the GOP’s strong recent inroads with minority voters.

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FILE – Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington, on March 9, 2020. A Delaware court on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, sided with Musk in a bitter legal battle over whether he acted against the best interest of other shareholders when he steered the

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