Leftist Big Tech companies joined hands this weekend to make a shocking but inevitable move that we never expected to see, and popular free-speech social media alternative Parler is first in the crosshairs.

As soon as political power was within the Democrats’ reach, Big Tech companies immediately banded together to crack down on conservatives across various social media and e-commerce platforms.

In the past four days, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, Shopify, Spotify, and many other services banned President Trump’s accounts, as well as those of many of his supporters.

However, while these entities moved to silence millions of individuals, they also essentially tried to nuke one platform completely: Parler.

Amid the censorship crusade, many of the “banned” moved en mass to Parler, which describes itself as an unbiased free speech platform that operates similarly to Twitter.

In response to this movement, Google responded by banning Parler from its App Store entirely on Friday, with Apple threatening to do the same if the platform failed to add policies that censor its users.

Parler CEO John Matze issued a fiery response to Apple’s threats by vowing to hold their ground.

“Apple will be banning Parler until we give up free speech, institute broad and invasive policies like Twitter and Facebook and we become a surveillance platform by pursuing guilt of those who use Parler before innocence…” Matze wrote in a Parley (Parler equivalent of a tweet).

Matze then accused Apple of working “to stifle competition in the marketplace,” and revealed that, regardless of the pressure, Parler is working on their “next plans coming soon as we have many options”.

Parler was trending at #1 on the Apple App Store at the time they made the app unavailable for download.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Amazon then stepped in and dropped the hammer on the conservative free speech platform.

Amazon announced they would shut down the servers Parler uses on Sunday night at midnight in hopes that they would not be able to bounce back onto the internet in any way.

Matze parleyed the news, “Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet.”

“There is the possibility Parler will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch. We prepared for events like this by never relying on Amazon’s proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products,” he explained.

“We will try out best to move to a new provider right now as we have many competing for our business, however Amazon, Google, and Apple purposefully did this as a coordinated effort knowing our options would be limited and knowing this would inflict the most damage right as President Trump was banned from thatch companies,” Matze said.

You can read the full statement here:

Despite Big Tech companies working together to completely remove Parler’s existence from the internet, the good news is that there are alternate servers.

Although things seem dark right now as the most powerful tech companies in the world are working to silence us, conservatives can look at this as the beginning of a new era.

This could be the beginning of a new wave of tech companies that support free speech and do not rely on those that want to censor beliefs they disagree with. While Parler and Gab have gained mega popularity among conservatives, there’s always room for more companies that respect our Constitutional rights.

Let the competition begin.