I am currently in a small back and forth on Twitter with someone who objects to my statement that Social media owners should be arrested and indicted for their blocking of information about HCQ as a potentially effective treatment for Covid19. As well as politicians that made the unprecedented step of making it illegal to prescribe for that purpose.
The argument my interlocutor is using, is that there is no medical or scientific consensus on the efficacy of HCQ, and therefore, social media policies etc. are justified.
My arguments are multifold but for the purpose of this post, two things need reenforcing.
1. Social media is perfectly fine with any and all fully bulls**t and even dangerous medical advice on any number of subjects as they should well be, as freedom of speech is much more important than if the science is right. That is up to us to determine for ourselves.
2. His repeated use of the word “consensus” feels like a club and therefore, is likely being used in the manner described in the following video.
It is a little hard to follow, but I would ask all of our readers to make the effort to follow this explanation, even if it takes a few times through the video. It is very important to understand what “consensus” really means, as well as how we are to think of it. It is not agreement. It is an imposition of the will of leftist authorities.