Friday, December 9, 2016
Jared Wyand's Last Tweet
Twitter just suspended Jared Wyand. It looks like it's probably a permanent ban.
The above was his last tweet.
Here's what Wyand wrote on Gab about the suspension:
Now, I wasn't a follower of Wyand and I only vaguely knew his name. I gather that along with the righteous (to me) anti-Islam stuff, there was also unfortunate (to me) anti-Jewish/anti-Zionist conspiracy stuff.
Apologies to Wyand if I am mischaracterizing his views.
But what his particular political views are is beside the point.
The concept of freedom is speech has an ambiguous status among Catholics. I would be the first to acknowledge that we have no absolute God-given right to it, at least in the philosophical or abstract sense.
But that doesn't mean it shouldn't generally or usually be strongly supported, especially now, whether in the political sense represented by the First Amendment, or the social sense exemplified by the American tradition of basic tolerance for those who think or speak differently.
That tradition is of course largely dead.
And if you are among those who helped to kill it or are doing your best now to give it the coup de grace, take the "em" off of Wyand's F-word, above and add a "you" to it.