Liberal Writer Says Conservative Commentators Should Be Silences ASAP
The current political climate in the United States is a power struggle between the left and the right. Recently, Sam Harris, a prominent writer and podcaster, declared that conservative commentators "should not have opinions" on topics like climate change and vaccines. This statement is elitist and does not take into account the realities that millions of Americans are facing.
Harris’s comments were in response to a clash between conservative commentator Candace Owens and former President Donald Trump over vaccines in a December 2021 interview. Harris justified using a “left-wing conspiracy” to defeat Trump’s 2020 re-election bid, claiming that Trump was an “existential threat to democracy” and referencing censorship of an October 2020 report by the New York Post about the contents of a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden by Twitter and Facebook.
However, Harris’s comments are hypocritical considering his own experience with censorship from big tech companies. In October 2020, Twitter and Facebook censored the New York Post’s report on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which Harris referenced in his August 2022 interview.
Nevertheless, the Daily Caller News Foundation rapidly confirmed the authenticity of one of the emails in the report, and the New York Times later confirmed the authenticity of the data in March 2022.
The truth is, everyone should be allowed to have an opinion on topics like climate change and vaccine safety. Harris’s comments disregard the importance of public discourse and the value of hearing different perspectives. By dismissing Owens’s opinions as irrelevant, he is essentially silencing the voices of millions of Americans who are just trying to be heard.
The liberal media and political censors are working tirelessly to silence conservative voices, but it is important to remember that everyone has the right to their own opinion. Harris’s comments are elitist and out of touch with the realities of most Americans and should not be taken seriously. It is time to stand up for our First Amendment rights and fight against any attempts to restrict our freedom of expression.