The TL;DR on Parler

Dave Troy provides a long thread on Twitter explaining the roots and objectives of Parler, a technology platform. He also boils it all down to this single Tweet:

Non-descript tech bro randomly meets ostensible Russian honeypot, travels to Russia, marries her, then returns to US to start a whacko social network with explicit political aims, in partnership with Russia aligned ops…

This should have been the description in the app store, along with a note that it’s funded by:

…conservative hedge-fund investor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah.

This data also should be presented to anyone claiming they both care about censorship yet also demand their views be posted by others, as these are quite contradictory; sentiments the Russian military intelligence plays upon.

Baseless demands to have one’s own views posted on someone else’s site tends to bring to mind the openly pro-Nazi organization in 1933 called Friends of New Germany. Led by a man named Spanknoebel, he was tasked by Nazi Germany with merging older organizations of Gau-USA and Free Society of Teutonia. They then engaged in violent anti-freedom activities such as physically attacking a German language New Yorker Staats-Zeitung with… demands that pro-Nazi views and pro-Hitler propaganda must be published.

“We must succeed, for heaven is with us,” Spanknoebel declared in his address. “We have honest men for leaders. There are no pogroms in Germany, but the Hitler regime is showing us an entirely new way of dealing with the Jewish question.” […] Spanknoebel assailed the proposed Dickstein investigation bitterly and placed Hitler on a parallel with President Roosevelt for leadership. Dr. I. T. Griebel, president of the local branch of the Friends of the New Germany, attacked Bernard Ridder, publisher of the New Yorker Staats Zeitung….

Trouble at the meeting had been freely predicted for several days.

Hopefully everyone can see freedom of speech does not in any way mean the right to violently attack a publisher and demand they publish pro-Nazi propaganda, which has been tried before in America and fortunately failed.

And going to Parler does not in any way mean supporting freedom of speech. That just sounds to me like a repeat of when radio broadcaster in the late 1930s Paul Ferdonnet exiled himself to Nazi Germany.

After WWII ended he was tried, convicted and executed by France as a war criminal. His allegiance was with personal power and hate, not his own country, population or its democratic institutions.

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