They only allowed "free speech" and elections because they were confident they could use the corporate media to control the process. They also thought that they could do this without looking like they were doing it. However, the forces unleashed by social media and the candidacy of Donald Trump ruined their system and knocked them off their perch. To regain control they have now launched a "full court press" against Trump with all their resources (Hollywood, corporate media, their Fifth Column of cucks in the GOP). They have also banned or shadow banned the most popular Alt-Right accounts from social media—Ricky Vaughn is our Solzhenitsyn. But their mask has slipped, and their hand has been shown. The tyranny, formerly soft and hidden, has started to calcify and crack. RamZPaul makes the inevitable comparisons with the Soviet system.