2019.01.27 Learn to Code

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❄️ The left is angry because after the Obama administrations anti-business/anti-coal policies put many (10's of thousands) out of work, the reply by media outlets like NPR, Wired, NYT against the cries of anguish was, "Learn to Code" (the meme trended starting in 2011-2015). Implying lifetime coal miners or manufacturers targeted by the lefts policies, could just get retrained, and get new jobs in the tech sector. Well, last week, massive layoffs hit HuffPo, BuzzFeed, and Gannett News, hitting a small fraction as many workers as under Obama. And since turn-about is fair-play, some reflect the "Learn to code" information right back at the newly unemployed's cries of how life is unfair. The left had a melt-down calling their own message a hate meme (as did Twitter), but only when their sentiments were directed back at them. "How insensitive and cruel". Ya think?! If they were self-aware, they'd be getting a very important life-lesson from this, but instead they're too busy banning things that hurt their feelings to learn.


After CEO Jack Dorsey admitted they were way too aggressive in banning conservatives for repeating the left's "learn to code" trope back at them, Twitter suspended Washington Time Journalist Tyler Grant, after he tweeted “learn to code” in the context of a discussion about automation and the oft-debated Universal Basic Income (UBI). You'll notice the same thing that's not hate speech for the left or when Obama and others said it, is hate speech for the right.

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