Why They Banned Me From Twitter

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We have a process on how we tweet around here. I actually don't have the Twitter dot com app on my phone, producer Connor does. And we have to go through a process of what is tweeted and what has approved upon and all of that. So there was this tweet that came out in our chat and we went back and forth and I read it four or 5 times. We even watered it down just so you know. We watered it down significantly because we don't want look less so famously said when he was trying to topple the Soviet Union, we have enough martyrs. And don't try to just run into a machine gun nest with your hands up saying, I hate Stalin and they shoot you. Okay, what good is that? That doesn't do any good. But if you get martyred for a good purpose and it moves the ball forward and you're still trying to be prudent about it, that's a separate issue. So enough kamikaze pilots, I suppose what I'm getting at. So we workshopped this tweet that said, I want you to listen carefully. Richard Levine spent 54 years of his life as a man. He had a wife and a family. He transitioned to being a woman in 2011. Joe Biden appointed Levine to a four star admiral and now USA Today has named Rachel Levine as a woman of the year, where are the feminists? Now that sentence I just read to you, I tweeted. And as a result, we have lost access to our Twitter. We have been suspended from Twitter for that specific tweet. It says, quote, you may not promote violence against threaten or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or serious disease. So that's interesting. I get threatened all the time on Twitter, people wishing me death, attacking me because of my conservative beliefs because of my Christianity and all that Twitter doesn't do anything about it. Nor do I want them to, nor do I care about it because I don't actually define myself by being a victim of some sort of group. I think it's a waste of time and a bad it's just a poor way to exist or to live your life. So then Twitter kind of offers this choice. They cock the gun, they put the gun to your forehead, and they say, okay, you can either click delete and then you get your Twitter back, basically you can acknowledge you did wrong and submit to us or you're not going to get your Twitter back.

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