We all knew this day would come. The tech monopolies flexed their control this week as a story broke that would potentially hurt the regime’s favored nominee. Accounts were locked and the actual link could not be shared. This was just when not if.
You dear reader know this because it was 2016 when they started shadowbanning dissident accounts and the populist upstarts. You might also remember when Twitter wouldn’t let you share links of my old blog. Tweets would not go through and people had to use the .ca extension. It took four years but the control crept closer and closer to big players.
The sick losers defending private firms doing this are willfully blind to the power of what amounts to a public utility shutting down information dissemination. The government regulates and decides, piss off with the dated ‘90s libertarian line. The “just build a competitor” line is eaually dumb as we are staring at build your own nation as a potential choice this decade. Nationalize Twitter as it is a CB radio for the Internet anyway.
Considering the material, this does end up backing up the idea that there was something corrupt in the old 2014 Ukraine shenanigans involving Old Joe. A child could see it with the no show gig for crackhead Hunter, but the potential for more is just dangling out there.
All we are seeing is a repeat of 2016. Clinton broke laws. Clinton got away with it with a government apparatus enabling her and cleaning up after her. There was likely graft involved. Same here. For all the posing, our corruption is the same as what we accuse Russians and Chinese leaders and investors of doing. Their evil oligarchs and puppet politicians are our billionaire visionaries and experienced politicians.
Facebook and Twitter are doing what pieces of a regime do. They are not neutral platforms. They are not objective players in the information game. They have been granted their position, provided their seed money and been protected from competition as well as allowed to swallow up competition all with a deal in mind. This is the part of the deal they must hold up. Suppress anything damaging.
Twitter was unusable for many yesterday. They had to take a test run of the potential shutdown on Election Night or the following day. The flow of information must be controlled. The proper narrative must be cemented. Biden is up by 10.
On to the links…
Brash politics – I like this politician saying heterodox things from the left, but there will only be so much as there is no way our oligarchs will allow a Lega-5Star alliance.
Political Stability Is Precious – Our history is a bloody history. We have seen stability for quite a while, but how long will that last?
100% Projection from the Left – This is the mind of the normie lib with regards to street violence in 2020.
Canceling the cancelers – Kotkin is a little optimistic thinking the woke might get canceled. Would take a Stalin and one who could set the clock to say 2010 and freeze it socially. Doubtful.
Cosmopolitanism in a fractured age – There is something to this and it is not just if the neolib order fails to provide the material goods. People are just going to shut these overly cosmo childless people out and they’ll become a self contained loop.
Jim on the Leftist Singularity– Jim sticking to what he has been great on, the Leftist Singularity. This time how we get through to the other side.