There’s a common tactic among the gun control crowd as to how they handle their social media. They either completely disable all comments on the content they create (like YouTube videos) or they heavily censor the comments, only allowing those that agree with their agenda (like on Facebook). It’s the mother of all contradictions — they constantly claim to want to have a “conversation” about guns, but then stifle all pro-gun arguments to keep their “guns are evil” echo chamber as sterile as possible. It seems they are so concerned that their followers might actually think for themselves and (gasp!) come to a different conclusion that they spend an inordinate amount of time policing their websites and squashing any possible dissent from the civilian disarmament party line. The New York Times is, naturally, following suit, publishing only the positive Letters to the Editor they’ve received about their front page call to confiscate firearms from Americans . . .
You can read the selected letters here if you want, but you probably already know what they say. “You don’t go far enough.” “You’re so brave.” It’s a self-congratulatory echo chamber in which The Times, speaking the truth no one else dares to utter, the plucky hero in the face of the fearsome firearms cabal. Any dissent is badthink, bordering on thoughtcrime and is therefore rejected. Toe the party line or be silenced. There’s no room for criticism or debate in the place that holds all the news that’s fit to print.
That mentality, more than anything, is terrorizing.