The Twitterspiracy

So Larry Correia’s dear friend, Adam Baldwin had all his Tweets deleted by the evil overlords at Twitter. Larry was quick to expose this perfidy to the world.

http://web.archive.org/web/20160223020432/http://monsterhunternation.com/2016/02/22/rip-twitter/Β  [an archive link in case it changes]

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Gosh, it is an interesting follow up from what I linked to earlier from Feminist Frequency.

Yeah, but the thing is…it wasn’t some cabal of feminists who deleted Adam Baldwin’s Tweets nor was it Twitter but actually Baldwin himself who did it. He presumably forgot to tell his friend Larry. That, of course, hasn’t stopped the ranting about the crime Twitter inflicted on poor Mr Baldwin…

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30 comments

  1. Archbishop Laudanum

    This, like so many things in life, can be explained with recourse to a Seinfeld episode. Here it’s Bizarro Larry (Bizarro Jerry). Up is down, back is front. Camels are syllogisms. The past is the future. Facts are lies and those of us who live in what Bush/Rove scorned as the “reality-based community” are somehow totalitarian sociological theorists at the same time. That wealthy Seinfeld himself has recently come down hard against the debt-ridden eternal-internship “PC college crowd” is but another of life’s delicious ironies.

    Usually I’m up to the challenge, but more and more often this humanist feels existentially exhausted …. which is probably part of the well-funded long-game strategy.

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  2. Archbishop Laudanum

    Sometimes annoying passes through amusing on its way to are-you-for-real?-ville.

    Like the crazy right-wing dude in Alberta who tried to launch a “kudatah” against the NDP government from a Walmart parking lot. Kudatah. Coup d’Γ©tat. Potato Potahto. Let’s call the whole thing off.

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    • camestrosfelapton

      Conspiracy, rumor, exaggeration, painting opponents in the worst possible light are all things that people in engage in. The difference is the extent to which a set of inherently fallacious ways of thinking have become embedded in modern rightwing thinking. This is isn’t inherent to the right (Marxism alone demonstrates how the left can spend decades running down intellectual rabbit holes) but it is particular to the right and even more so the alt-right of recent times. Currently the alt-right are actively equating themselves with trolling – I don’t think trolling is inherently right wing but when one ideological grouping decides that online harassment is both a right and a primary tactic then this is where we end up.

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    • camestrosfelapton

      What I’m not going to do is pretend that Twitter deleted Baldwin’s tweets because we know that is not true. Other claims from the same people based on anecdotes or otherwise lacking in information, I’ll naturally treat with skepticism.

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      • thephantom182

        Nobody is pretending that, Camestros. The info that Baldwin deleted his own tweets is contained in the comments, that info came to light after the initial post was made.

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      • thephantom182

        So far you’re just mocking Larry for a mistake, I don’t see much examination of the truth regarding Twitter. This is another one of those “This looks bad” things and you’re busy laughing at somebody who stepped wrong.

        If Twitter is really screwing with people based on politics, and there is plenty of evidence pointing there at the moment, is that not a bigger deal than “Haw, Larry stepped on a cow flop! Haw!”

        Kinda thinking if Twitter were screwing with Socialists you’d be singing a different tune.

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      • camestrosfelapton

        Sure *if* Twitter were but I’d base that on something more than what I’m seeing. It us a good counterfactual though – what evidence would convince YOU that Twitter was secretly censoring socialists? Would a vague claim from me about shadow banning convince you? If I claimed Twitter had deleted my friends tweets and it turned out he’d done ut himself would you take my claims MORE seriously? Evidence matters and the CHECKABLE claims here are either weak or wrong – that makes me more sceptical of the ones I can’t check.

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      • thephantom182

        If they put Rush Limbaugh at the head of something called the “Trust and Safety Council”, I’d take it as read. Checkable claims? As if I need to wait for that.

        Anita Sarkeesian, man. You’re trolling your own blog here.

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      • camestrosfelapton

        Anita Sarkeesian isn’t head of the trust & safety council. You do know this right?
        As for Mr Limbaugh, well that would be rather like putting me in charge of the Reduce Typos & Pedantry council… πŸ™‚

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  3. thephantom182

    https://blog.twitter.com/2016/announcing-the-twitter-trust-safety-council

    and Feminist Frequency aka Anita baby is mos-def in there.

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/02/09/twitter-unveils-new-trust-and-safety-council-featuring-feminist-frequency/

    That’s what we call a checkable claim. They packed it with every bunch of partisan dickheads out there.

    Can I -prove- Twitter is dicking with Conservatives? Not conclusively, not today. Do I need to? No, really don’t. If they aren’t now, they will be soon enough.

    Remember when the IRS wasn’t deliberately targeting Conservatives? Remember how that turned out?

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    • camestrosfelapton

      You’ve gone from suggesting Sarkeesian was leading the council (in your Limbaugh comparison) to Feminist Frequency (not Sarkeesian specifically) being involved with a whole other bunch of groups. Big difference.
      And I note that the “partisan dickheads” include more than one child protection group.

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      • thephantom182

        You really are trolling your own blog. Resorting to dodge-and-nitpick in your own house? WTF man, this is all you’ve got?

        Gee, child protection groups plus at least one Wahhabi front org. Sounds perfectly legit to me. Can’t wait to see what the Mooselimb terrorist enablers make of Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu. Get me a BIG bag of popcorn for that show.

        Tell me again about how Anita’s not the leader of it. You know you want to. Go on, tell me.

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  4. Archbishop Laudanum

    thephantom182, may I assume that you felt outraged when the Harper Government in Canada used the state power of Revenue Canada (the equivalent of the IRS) to target and investigate 52 charities related to things like environmental causes, indigenous rights, Amnesty International and left-leaning think tanks founded to offset the material being released by the Fraser Institute?

    They also targeted PEN, which is an organization that advocates for free speech (something you seem to favour strongly). That probably really bothered you too, right?

    Also, may I enquire why you called Anita Sarkeesian “baby”? I’m struggling to understand how that fits into the elevated discourse you say you are hoping to have in the context of wishing others would not mock Correia for making an error that he failed to correct in an equally prominent placement (the journalistic standard).

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    • thephantom182

      Oh, you mean the Canadian branches of American agitation groups, paid for by TIDES, Pew and various other American Lefty foundations, who were doing things like sabotaging pipelines, beating people up and generally fucking my country over for money?

      Yeah, I was outraged. That they didn’t do it harder and sooner. Talk to me about windmills in Ontario some time, I’ll fill you in on American Lefties invading my country and fucking it up.

      I called Anita baby because I do not like Anita, or anything she stands for. At all. She is a freakazoid feminist who hates men and wants to destroy Western society, from what I can stomach of her writings. She’s also a serial liar, check out the Crunchyroll link for some more on that.

      I would at this time like to express my profound doubts that you are “struggling to understand how that fits into the elevated discourse you say you are hoping to have in the context of wishing others would not mock Correia…” What you are doing is avoiding the issue, which is Twitter targeting one political group. So is Camestros, both of you by keeping on about Correia.

      Correia was wrong. So what? Because Correia was wrong, Twitter ISN’T having a Trust and Safety Council that’s packed with Leftist agitators? They DIDN’T publish a list of the Leftist agitator orgs that they’ve picked to play pattycake with?

      Go on, tell me again about Correia. that’s what’s important here, right?

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  5. Archbishop Laudanum

    **checks watch, waits for inevitable mention of George Soros, the Freemasons, and FDR**

    At the risk of trying Camestros’ patience with a discussion that seems to be operating on two non-intersecting definitional planes of reality, I will counter your mention of American leftist agitators with actual documented links between:

    1) ALEC and the Harper Government (FOIA record request denied and records destroyed) and

    2) the billionaire Tea Party Koch Brothers’ vast holdings in the Alberta oilpatch and in Ontario’s industrial sector, and

    3) the Kochs’ bankrolling and backing of failed Conservative candidate for premier of Ontario Tim Hudak via Benjamin Zycher who brought the American Enterprise Institute ideas northward and recommended Ontario follow the economic policies of places like Mississippi and Arkansas and other right-to-work states. How do you feel about foreign rightist agitators operating in your country?

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