“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – Alexander Butcher (winner of the Orwell Youth Prize 2016, years 12 and 13).
Funny how a 12- or 13-year-old gets what our, so-called, “leaders” and hi-tech billionaires don’t.
I have now had a second video presentation banned on YouTube. The first video was banned with a warning. This second video has been banned and my ability to post on YouTube has been suspended for one week. I have been ramping up my presence on Rumble, a free-speech YouTube alternative, for quite some time. Rumble is now my first go-to with new material.
Look, it’s clear that when YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, Google, InstaGram, etc., ban a post, it is not as much telling me I have faulty information, I’m confused, or I don’t know what I’m talking about… it’s more about these geniuses telling you that they do not think you’re smart enough to read or listen to my material and make your own informed decision, or do your own investigation as to its accuracy.
InstaGram has suspended the account of one of the mothers of the 13 heroes killed on Biden’s watch in Afghanistan because somebody didn’t like what she said about Joe Biden. Twitter and FaceBook banned the President of the United States from posting to his millions and millions of Followers.
I’ve been told that the Taliban has access to both Twitter and FaceBook. But why not, they don’t raise questions about COVID or the validity of our 2020 presidential elections, they stick more to beheadings, rapes and torture, and general all-around violence. Or as Joe Biden might describe them, “they’re good folk.”
Possibly more egregious than banning me, and others, and keeping you from seeing my thoughts, however, might be the fact that these savants are so intellectually ignorant as to believe that they can make the determination about what should or shouldn’t be seen on “social media.” They fashion themselves as the Gatekeepers of the free flow of information.
Okay, they’re private companies, I get it, they can do what they want but they shouldn’t be able to lie and get away with it. The social media platforms all swore they were not opinion sites, only platforms for others to post their opinions, thus demanding freedom from liability from lawsuits, and getting it, and then they began to censor opinions they didn’t like. Fine, but remove the protections they got by swearing they were not content editors. Unfortunately, our feckless elected representatives, Republicans and Democrats, are too deep into hi-tech’s pockets to say anything about it. The task falls then to “we the people.”
Furthermore, all of these sites are marketing you like a cheap, second-hand fiddle, posing as free sites and then selling all the information they get on you to the highest bidders. In the mean time they throttle the information you are permitted to see.
Oh, I get it, if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about, right? At least you’ve convinced yourselves.
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2 thoughts on “With Liberty and Justice for None”
I’m looking forward to seeing Section 230 being repealed or modified after midterms. Hopefully there will enough votes to overcome a potential presidential veto.
The further impediment might be the, so-called, “Republicans” who receive money from the social-media giants and, as I understand it, there are quite a few. I remember a ways back Tucker complaining that Mike Lee voted in support of something concerning Google and pointing out that Lee received contributions from Google. Mike Lee lost my confidence at that point.