Hollywood’s left-wing echo chamber got even worse over the past five years.
But some in the entertainment industry have cut against the grain.
And one comedian revealed the reason Donald Trump was blacklisted from social media.
The Capitol Hill riot gave the establishment a pretext to digitally eliminate Donald Trump from social media.
He was summarily dismissed from Facebook, Twitter, and several other major platforms virtually at the same time.
And Twitter competitor Parler—a refuge for people “canceled” by the Left—was kneecapped by Apple, Google, and Amazon overnight.
But the establishment had been itching for a reason to remove Trump, and comedian and actor Russell Brand laid out the reason.
Brand is an old-school liberal who has been vocal against the authoritarian excesses of the establishment.
And he explained that Trump was blackballed because he showed how Twitter had the power to elevate an outsider to the White House.
“What I have to acknowledge, and what I’m sympathetic towards, is censorship…Just on the level of my individual experience, Twitter went from being a sort of slightly wild, wacky place… [to a place that was] colonized…That colonization is about coercion. That colonization is about closing down individual rights.”
Brand expounded on his point by reading an excerpt from left-wing journalist Matt Taibbi, another old-school liberal who is skeptical of centralized power.
The excerpt read:
“The real problem Trump represented for elite America had less to do with his political beliefs than the unapproved manner of his rise. Twitter, seen as a co-conspirator in this evil, became a target of establishment reprisal after Trump’s win.”
Trump upset the establishment order.
He disrupted the Clinton and Bush dynasties, and showed that conservatives had more choices than the RINOs that have sold them out for years.
The establishment wants to keep all discourse within a narrow window of allowable opinion, and Trump broke that paradigm.
That’s why the D.C. swamp and elites in big tech were so desperate to silence him.
Presidents aren’t supposed to question NATO, endless wars, and unfettered immigration.
Brand has been a vocal critic of the Democrats because of their shameless abuses of power and biased news coverage.
Brand said of the 2020 election:
“Did the media and social media conspire together to keep information about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s relationship with foreign energy companies out of the media? The answer is: yes, they did.”
Brand went on to detail how the press colluded to bury negative Joe Biden stories leading up to election day.
“[F]or me, revelations that there are financial connections between energy companies in the Ukraine, energy companies in China, and the Biden family are troubling. That should be public knowledge. And it’s even more troubling that Twitter and Facebook and the media at large deliberately kept it out of the news because they didn’t want it to influence the election. What is democracy, then? It suggests to me that democracy is, ‘We want you to vote for this person. We don’t want you to vote for that person.’”
The establishment went to great lengths to get rid of Trump because he opened people’s eyes to the corruption that was happening right in front of their eyes.