IT APPEARS THAT SILICON VALLEY HAS TURNED ITS BACK ON A FREE AND OPEN INTERNET AND HAVE EMBRACED THE CORPORATISM AND IDEOLOGY OF THE LEFT
With the outright exception for child pornography, few things should be censored on the internet, especially political speech. But, unfortunately, as pioneering content creators and carriers grew bigger, the urge to cozy up to the Washington establishment became a priority. One, to stave off regulatory battles favoring older common carriers; and two, to preserve tax breaks and other privileges that seem to flow to billion dollar corporations with political connections. Hence, we see members of the Silicon Valley elite expand beyond their usual haunts and exploring the halls of Congress or being hosted at White House events. All to the benefit of the progressive socialist democrats and their life-long dream to control the levers of public communication and discourse in America. Censoring, much in the same way the IRS denied right-wing organizations their rightful tax exempt status to curtail their free political speech, anything which cast aspersions on the progressive socialist democrats, their toxic ideology, and more importantly, the tools and techniques that they employ to embed themselves in American life like a fifth column, to destroy America from within. All with the purpose of bringing about unicorns, self-licking lollypops, and a totally fair society, with equal “justice” for all – except the elite rulers, academics, and special interests.
How else can you explain the censorship of Pagers University’s conservative and constitutional videos which YouTube placed in “restricted” status usually reserved for sexually explicit materials although the ideas discussed could be found in any high school civics class?
Look at the titles being censored by using “restricted access” …
Controversial? Maybe only to those who do not want the opposing side from a conservative organization that glorifies the United States Constitution to be in wide distribution among the young. I can also see with the pro-Muslim Obama Administration and their henchmen would want to suppress the open discussion of good versus evil, right versus wrong, and moral versus immoral. With corporate toadies trying to curry political favor by taking such actions as favors the party in power, in this case, the progressive socialist democrats. Whether or not this is the choice of a few well-placed individuals or a matter of corporate policy is not clear. But the corporations certainly know of the issue, so one can only assume that it is a matter of corporate policy.
The Kim Strassel (Wall Street Journal) video: one can well imagine why this video, innocuous as it is, might offend the lawless Obama Administration and their corporate toadies …
Partial transcript …
This is the United States of America. You are totally free to express your political views. No one is going to tell you what you can say or how you can say it, right? But what if you thought you’d be audited by the IRS or have your business boycotted or even lose your job? Would you speak freely then?
This isn’t a hypothetical question. It’s happening to Americans right now. It’s what I call “The Intimidation Game.”
The object of this very real “game” is to make political opponents pay a high price for expressing their opinions. It was a standard technique in the Jim Crow South in the 1950’s. It was used by racist southern Democrats to shut up black civil rights groups like the NAACP. And now these tactics have been revived and improved upon by today’s Democratic Party and their allies on the Progressive Left. They want to shut up conservatives; just like racists once wanted to shut up blacks and their liberal supporters.
They do it in three ways. First, they harass; Second, they investigate and prosecute; and third, they blackmail.
Tactic number one: Harass.
They sic federal and state agencies and bureaucrats on their political enemies. Remember the IRS targeting scandal that began in 2010? That’s when the IRS systematically denied or delayed non-profit status to more than 400 citizen-activist groups, almost all conservative. These groups, representing tens of thousands of Americans, clearly met the IRS’s tax-exempt standards. But the IRS delay and denial made it impossible for these groups to raise or spend money during the 2012 presidential election. Had they been able to, would the election have turned out differently? We’ll never know. Some of these groups are still waiting for their nonprofit approval.
Read more or see the video yourself … PragerU
Bottom line …
The progressive social democrats have a goal: international socialism/communism, a playbook authored by radical activist Saul Alinsky titled: “Rules for Radicals,” and they deeply believe that the end justifies the means, fair or foul. It is about time that someone provided the American public with the toolset needed to foster critical thinking about the subjects we encounter everyday, especially from the progressive mainstream media. With knowledge comes power is still a truism as is “forewarned is forearmed.” You can’t begin to deal with a problem if you cannot name it or define it in terms that impact your country, your neighborhood, or your life.
I am not asking you to do anything except be aware of the actions of those who believe in a free and open internet – even after they have made it big. Call out those who have made it big and now want to close their platforms to anything that is not profitable, draws a larger audience, or interferes with the company’s political clout.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell