"Free market" conservatives, aghast at Big Tech's hostility, become overnight Roosevelt-style trustbusters

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/06/deathbed-conversion.html

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#2

Repeat after me: “The enemy of my enemy is a useful asset.

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Maybe he actually didn’t want to win?

That or he’s trying to pin all this collusion on Google instead of Russia.

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He meant that he won even when the liberal fake media and tech firms interfered with the elections. Their interference was not enough to keep him out! /s

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Bingo. The same reason the NRA is deeply troubled by violent video games.

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#6

Ha! Ha!

Sorry. That just slipped out.

Ha!

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That reallly pissed me off… they spend decades screaming about regulation and how it’s the worst thing since Satan himself, and then all of a sudden, they think that conservative voices are being “silenced” (which, LOL, no!) and they decide that regulation is good.

What a bunch of assholes.

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#8

Yeah but which of my enemies is the enemy of my enemy and therefore my friend? What’s my rooting interest?

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Big Tech vs. Big Hate? For me, at least, it’s like one of those situations like a wasp settling down on a stinging nettle. Someone is getting stung and you don’t care. :slight_smile:

(With apologies to the late, great Terry Pratchett)

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the enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy. no more. no less.

maxim 29

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#11

I think perhaps Maxim 49 is more applicable here:

Every client is one missed payment away from becoming a target and every target is one bribe away from becoming a client.

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Whatever gets them there.

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saying that he believed tech firms “already” had interfered with the 2016 and 2018 elections.

It means a he did a Google search incorrectly - once - and concluded Google was against him. Seriously.

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Speaking as a Libertarian, my reaction to these conservatives is to say:

You cannot use the Ring. None of can. Regulation answers to the crony capitalists alone. It has no other master.

For one thing, the most plausible way to break up these firms is to stop vertical integration … which might make them more vulnerable to censorship.

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