Saturday, May 5, 2018

Access to Free Speech on Internet Malls of Ideas

The first amendment means total squat
When the social media tycoons reduce it to rot
Algorithms that conservative thoughts block
Without internet access to express one’s thoughts
You have lost your right to free speech
No way to counter the left and the population reach
The internet is the mall of ideas that the Twitters, Googles and Facebooks of the world now can block
Ideas that are not leftist or liberal will not be heard is what has been sought
Physical malls by be a dying breed
But the courts have ruled peaceful protests the mall owners must heed
Public areas open the public must be open to peaceful protests and speech
The internet is no different as it is open to all to buyers and sellers reach
Political ideas are far more important than the sale of services and wares
Monopoly like power to curb and block internet access to political ideas is a danger to beware
Dangerous path toward stifling of free speech  that calls for new regulations to end
Censorship of ideas under the guise of hate speech a democracy ending trend
Time to resurrect access rules of FCC
Time to insure balanced discussion runs free
Just ask Diamond and Silk whom Facebook sees it is its right and duty to block
Too conservative so Zuckerman feels he has open season to ban and mock
© May 5, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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