I'd like to thank the powers that be at Twitter for finally suspending some of the most odious and prominent voices of white supremacy on the Internet -- after the election. As if somehow it matters now.
USA Today reports that Twitter suspended some of the most high-profile white supremacist accounts Tuesday.
Twitter on Tuesday removed Spencer's verified account, @RichardBSpencer, that of his think tank, the National Policy Institute @npiamerica, and his online magazine @radixjournal.
"This is corporate Stalinism," Spencer told The Daily Caller News Foundation. In a YouTube video, entitled Knight of the Long Knives, an apparent reference to the purge of Nazi leaders in 1934 to consolidate Adolf Hitler's power, Spencer said Twitter had engaged in a coordinated effort to wipe out alt-right Twitter.
"I am alive physically but digitally speaking there has been execution squads across the alt right," he said. "There is a great purge going on and they are purging people based on their views."
Twitter declined to comment on the suspensions, which included the accounts of Paul Town, Pax Dickinson, Ricky Vaughn and John Rivers.
Spencer's hyperbole might lead one to imagine that shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater is somehow protected speech, but it's not. It's only unfortunate that Twitter has taken this action now, when it makes little difference to our ongoing national nightmare.