“With Unilateral Censorship of a Sitting US President, Big Tech Has Proven It’s More Powerful than Any Government”

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How Hate Speech Conquered Free Speech. The Great Deplatforming:

The Hate Speech Trap

The not-so-secret weapon in the new-media censorship wars is Hate Speech – a nebulous term whose meaning is constantly shifting to suit the whims of whoever is using it. Since the 2016 election, Hate has been the domestic bogeyman of choice, the enemy within while Russia plays the role of enemy without. The Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anti-Defamation League and other fearmongering groups tell us Hate is on the rise, that Hate Crimes have skyrocketed since Trump’s election, that Haters are being radicalized online at a breakneck pace – and that only drastic, even unconstitutional measures will stop the insanity. The establishment media have rushed to cover anything that looks remotely like a white supremacist gathering, often outnumbering the actual participants with their camerapeople and reporters. Only by exposing the Haters, they say, will America free itself of the scourge of white supremacy – clearly the #1 problem in a country where the national debt is 940% of GDP and most of us live paycheck to paycheck, falling asleep to the lullaby that we live in the richest nation in the world.

Hate speech is the ideal weapon for the deplatforming aggressive precisely because the term has no universally agreed-upon definition even as it provokes an emotional reaction…

DB Note: Freedom of speech, thought and expression died a long time ago. This never was “the land of the free”, this was always the land of the gullible, dumbed-down masses! And this destruction of our natural freedom and rights has been brought about, primarily, by the pseudo-left and their professional-victim sacred-cows!

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If you are too weak to give yourselves your own law, then a tyrant shall lay his yoke upon you and say: “Obey! Clench your teeth and obey!” And all good and evil shall be drowned in obedience to him.

~ Friedrich Nietzche–Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883 to 1885)

“Government today is growing too strong to be safe. There are no longer any citizens in the world there are only subjects. They work day in and day out for their masters they are bound to die for their masters at call. Out of this working and dying they tend to get less and less.”

— H. L. Mencken

“It [the State] has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men

— H. L. Mencken

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The smug, palpable air of ‘mission accomplished’ emanating from Facebook, Twitter and Google in the weeks after the media called November’s election for Democrat Joe Biden has been hard to ignore. Thanks to an iron grip on the political narrative and the heavy-handed suppression of any influential dissenting voices, these insanely wealthy companies and their partners in the media establishment have managed to successfully upend what was left of the US’ democratic process.

In short, they have reason to celebrate, having pulled off the first successful national-level coup-by-media in US history. And better yet — for them at least — having helped the ‘right’ guy win, they won’t have to answer to any bogus charges of Russian collusion this time around. Indeed, no less than the Department of Homeland Security came forward to declare the vote the most secure in US history — a baffling claim at best, given the same officials have spent months insisting foreign infiltration supposedly had democracy hanging by a thread.

The epic pearl-clutching that followed Wednesday’s march on the Capitol is almost guaranteed to result in further restrictions on online speech — and as many observers noted, that’s just how Big Tech and Big Brother want it…

{DB NOTE: I am not a supporter of Donald Trump! I do not support this corrupt political system in any way, whether it be the pseudo-left, middle or right! Having stated this, as bad as Trump was, Biden and his pre-planned replacement will be a thousand times worse!}

How any American, whether of the pseudo-left, right or middle, could support and applaud what is taking place at the moment, is far beyond my ability to comprehend.

What we are witnessing is a fascist takeover of our country and lives. From here forward, everything is only going to get more despotically out of control, and to the point that some day soon, we will all be existing in a Chinese-like totalitarian-state.

It isn’t capitalism, socialism or Marxist-communism that are the problem any longer, what we are facing is TECHNO-FASCISM. And the damage, as has been witnessed over the last few days, has already been done. The techno-fascist die has already been cast.

So get used to an existence in Orwellian/Huxleyan hell, little pseudo-left sheep to the slaughter! You have finally gotten the techno-fascist totalitarian-state that you and your kind have always lusted after:

With Unilateral Censorship of a Sitting US President, Big Tech Has Proven It’s More Powerful than Any Government

By Helen Buyniski

RT Op-Ed 8

Big Tech’s moves to muscle President Donald Trump off social media have been heralded by some as victory. But a corporate-run state with politicians serving as mere figureheads amounts to the very fascism they claim to oppose.

The smug, palpable air of ‘mission accomplished’ emanating from Facebook, Twitter and Google in the weeks after the media called November’s election for Democrat Joe Biden has been hard to ignore. Thanks to an iron grip on the political narrative and the heavy-handed suppression of any influential dissenting voices, these insanely wealthy companies and their partners in the media establishment have managed to successfully upend what was left of the US’ democratic process.

In short, they have reason to celebrate, having pulled off the first successful national-level coup-by-media in US history. And better yet — for them at least — having helped the ‘right’ guy win, they won’t have to answer to any bogus charges of Russian collusion this time around. Indeed, no less than the Department of Homeland Security came forward to declare the vote the most secure in US history — a baffling claim at best, given the same officials have spent months insisting foreign infiltration supposedly had democracy hanging by a thread.

The epic pearl-clutching that followed Wednesday’s march on the Capitol is almost guaranteed to result in further restrictions on online speech — and as many observers noted, that’s just how Big Tech and Big Brother want it. No explanations have been forthcoming as to why the Capitol was largely unguarded during the protests, even though Trump had for weeks been calling on his followers to stage “wild” demonstrations on that day. Nor was it clear why Mayor Muriel Bowser waited so long before sending in police and the military to rein in the chaos.

The stage seemed to have been deliberately set for disaster, just the sort of spectacle a clever Big Business-Big Tech axis needs to terrify the masses into believing a full-on insurrection is afoot. The only real surprise in Wednesday’s events is that more people weren’t killed — but that’s where the media came in, wielding luridly detailed descriptions and photographing the most bizarrely-attired figures in the group.

By distracting the public, attributing the violence that claimed five lives to the ubiquitous Radicalized Domestic Extremists™ and banning an ever-growing number of discussion topics, Facebook, Twitter, and Google can dodge a total repeal of Section 230 liability protections and live to blanket the nation in propaganda another day. Never mind the absence of visible ‘white supremacists,’ Nazis, and other undesirables supposedly leading the pro-Trump contingent — it’s always possible to Photoshop in a Nazi insignia or 12 in post.

Ultimately, the narrative diverges from reality just enough to make its point, fingering social media as the culprit, and duping the average American into supporting further incursions on their First Amendment freedoms. The moral of the story becomes “Stop thinking, before someone gets hurt.

And should the relationship sour, and politicians want their power back? Big Tech can easily scuttle any legislative attempts to break up its monopoly merely by threatening to expose the secrets of the dozens of government agencies that have their data stored in the cloud. Companies like Facebook and Twitter, Amazon and Google have what’s left of American ‘democracy’ by the proverbial balls, and should some crusading politician attempt to disrupt their cozy relationship, they’d almost certainly live to regret it.

It would take just one inconvenient ‘leak’ to turn the public against any Luddite savior attempting to pry Big Tech’s boot off American necks. These firms’ control of the media is so airtight that a manufactured ‘scandal’ could be cooked up and launched into cyberspace in a matter of hours. Such retaliation would serve the dual purpose of destroying the political crusader’s career and reminding other would-be do-gooders not to do anything foolish — like fighting to defend one’s own country against the megacorporations holding it hostage.

By blocking Trump from even posting on Twitter and Facebook and live-streaming platform Twitch — Big Tech has made it clear they’re no longer satisfied with a mere monopoly over one of the few profitable industries left in the US. They won’t stop accumulating power until they run politics, from the presidency to the smallest local election. With Wednesday’s riots, the carefully-choreographed dance between tech execs and the politicians who do their bidding has been given the green light to ascend to the next level.

Deplatforming Trump is only the beginning of a megalomaniacal crusade against all those who would question a government by the algorithms, of the algorithms, and for the algorithms.

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Helen Buyniski is an American journalist and political commentator at RT. Follow her on Twitter @velocirapture23

Source: With Unilateral Censorship of a Sitting US President, Big Tech Has Proven It’s More Powerful than Any Government – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization


18 thoughts on ““With Unilateral Censorship of a Sitting US President, Big Tech Has Proven It’s More Powerful than Any Government”

    1. No, Kat! Don’t worry!

      I fell and really messed up my already arthritic left knee and ankle. I t has been twelve days, and I am better, but it’s going to take a long time before I am back to where I was before the fall.

      I can only be on sporadically, for now. Hopefully, in another two weeks or less, I can be more involved again,

      Thanks for asking, Kat! Hope all is well with you!

      If I don’t respond right back, don’t worry!

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      1. Good morning Dave,

        Hope you’re better today. It’s cold and dreary weather here in the forest. But, I’ll make more coffee and I’ll hope life brings us all better days.
        Thinking of you.

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      2. She’s doing good Dave. She sleeps a lot. But can run like a puppy outside. Such contrast between the two states. But nonetheless she’s doing good. 🙂

        How’re you today? Can I put the coffee on? Bake a tray of biscuits?!

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      3. I am glad she is doing okay, Kat!

        I’m still in pain. I was told the other day that this could take a month or better before I am better.

        Coffee and and a tray of biscuits? Sounds good!;-)

        Thank you, my friend!

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      4. Leg and ankle are much better, but I am now dealing with extreme weakness from being down so long. I get winded easily. But that will pass with more activity daily!

        But over all, I am better!

        Thank you, for checking in, my friend! I very much appreciate it!

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      5. Thanks, Kat! I also found out I was low on some vitamins and nutrients, so I have started to take more supplements. And it is helping with the weakness.

        Thank you, Kat, for your friendship and concern!

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