Re: Info wars shut down good or bad?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 06:37:50 AM »
This is essentially a modern day digital book burning. It’s very disconcerting when Big Tech assumes the role of the Thought Police, because the people can’t be trusted with information. Most people who listen to him know he’s performance art-entertainment intersperssed with political commentary. The vast majority of people are able to differentiate between a bogus satirical conspiracy theory and a sound political argument. The thing is a large segment of the MSM is derelict in their duty and are overly concerned with regurgitating partisan talking points, instead of actual hard hitting journalism. Media black outs, censorship and blatantly dishonest spin have become the new norms depending upon who we’re protecting or targeting. We live in a world of scandals and cover ups, where the IRS, DOJ and FBI target their political enemies. We still can’t see the Fully unredacted 9/11 report, JFK assassination or get a straight answer to the Vegas shootings. It’s understandable, why people seek answers even from someone outlandish in search of clarity. Most of what he utters is nonsense, but he occasionally touches on some valid points and when you throw enough speculation out there, some darts are bound to hit close to a nerve. It lends some credence that perhaps 1 of his theories struck a chord, which would explain the way they after him in such a drastic and coordinated effort in unison (10 tech companies). By making him a martyr, they have shot Info Wars app to number 3 in the App store.
The more curious question becomes, what were the true intentions behind the ban? I reviewed some of his earlier suspensions and all he did was repost viral videos, that others had with out consequence and merely interjecting his own view point to the material. He has documented proof his accounts were in good standing before the purge and 1 of his last posts was people of all colors coming together in harmony to challenge radical ANTIFA in Portland, his position was it was devastating for their narrative and that’s the reason they NEVER bothered to provide a specific justification. There is no standard of consistency applied to other disreputable groups, like Farakhan, ANtifa, Holocaust Deniers. During Zuckberg’s testimony, he claimed it was supposedly a platform for “ALL VOICES”, where the dubious can easily be refuted by fact checkers and critical thinking. This is evident of a much larger pattern, where Big Tech continually targets libertarian and conservative ideas and thought leaders. Double Standards, shadow banning, search-feed filters, demonetization have been effectively utilized to the point where most people don’t realize they’re being told a lie or a 1/2 truth. You can’t effectively function in a modern economy, when you’re arbitrarily vanquished off the grid. Gun organizations being black balled by banks and payment platforms, Tommy Robinson banned for exposing pedofiles and Muslim extremists. This would be like a private gas company coming out and saying they will no longer sell gas to black people. Under certain state laws political affiliation is a protected class and is entitled to legal protection under the law. These Orwellian tactics definitely violate the spirit of the 1st amendment, which was once held sacred by the left. The supreme court has described Social media as the modern town square and they are correct & when you deplatform someone, they become essentially irrelevant & invisible with in the public sphere.
Senate Democrats are now on record wanting to regulate all digital platforms, defining tech as essential facilities, designating price controls and monitoring citizens for radicalization, misinformation, fake identities, users will have the power to demand certain content be taken down and hold platforms liable that don’t abide. According to Dem senator Chris Murphy; this is just the beginning and we need companies to take down more sites, “the survival of our democracy depends on it”.
Reagan was right when he said “If fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism”.
It’s frightening to hear the left echo the sentiments of Stalin “Ideas are more powerful than guns, we wouldn’t let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas”. Historically, monopolies always abused their power until they’re broken up or regulated so that might be the next step. Apparently, it doesn’t matter how many voices you silence as long as you stop Trump, Populism, restore net neutrality, access the Chinese markets and brain wash us a little closer to the precipice of socialism.
“The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time” Or this all might be a vast cover up for the Gay Frogs~~