Technological Book Burning Intends To Destroy Nations, Especially America
Censorship is apparently as contagious as COVID-19 as more and more companies are engaging in a form of technological book burning. Instead of ordering people to bring their "evil" books to the middle of the street to build a bonfire, AI algorithms operate at blinding speed to make unwanted things, people or organizations just disappear.
America was founded on the basis of free exchange of ideas. This is why the First Amendment was placed at the top of the Bill of Rights. Communication of ideas is essential to the health of a Constitutional Republic.
The "free market" of ideas is able to sort itself out without anyone needing to tell us what is good or what is bad. Only tyrants find censorship to be a useful tool for destabilizing and destroying existing systems in order to create a different system pleasing to them but to no one else.
The depth of censorship in America is largely unrecognized. The usual culprits like Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are easily identified. But behind them are a myriad of lesser entities that are even worse.
Vimeo - This major video platform is now routinely vanishing videos that don't support their chosen narrative
PayPal - This major payment platform is terminating users it doesn't agree with, killing their finances and withholding funds for extended periods
Visa/Mastercard - These have also terminated services with clients it deems are spreading false information
Verizon - Just got caught deleting text messages sent by a large health freedom organization
Mailchimp - Stopping email delivery for content it disagrees with, and suspending accounts without notice.
U.S. Post Office - Delivering mail is no longer guaranteed as some customers are "slow-walked" and others experience packages gone missing
Internal Revenue Service - During the Obama Administration, the IRS blatantly denied non-profit permits to conservative groups and Tea Party organizations it didn't agree with
Internet Service Providers - Are increasingly censoring websites, traffic and email
Government regulations - As governments invoke legislation to limit arbitrarily defined "hate speech", ISPs and individual websites are forced to censor or be shut down.
The list goes on.
See Extensive List of Censored People and Organizations
The point is that this tyranny of censorship and "book burning" has turned into a systemic malady that if not stopped, will eventually shred the fabric of any nation, including the United States. We are perilously close to that right now.
This is precisely why Citizens for Free Speech is so intently focussed on defending and supporting the First Amendment: its destruction is an existential threat to our nation. Without Free Speech and Freedom of the Press, the ability to protest will be null and void. Without the ability to protest, the evil forces of globalization with sweep our nation into the dustbin of history... forever.
Force must be met with force. None of this will stop because citizens "visualize peace" with the enemies of freedom and liberty. Nor will they respond to "Will you please stop what you are doing?"
Indeed, it is time for each and every American to become a vocal force in their own communities all across America. Speak up. Sound off. Persuade. Inform. Take leadership. Don't wait.
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Thanks for the heads up
What’s been censored online? Winston84 is a new searchable directory to all that blacked-out content
This is the sort of thing that, once upon a time, would have been developed by the left; but now that censorship is largely driven or demanded by “the left” (along with mammoth corporate interests, and the state), Winston84 comes from the right.
Whatever. It’s a good and necessary resource, whoever developed it.
I have always believe in being proactive. So I am encouraging all my group members to start doing something to stop this globalist agenda from moving forward. Because if we don’t act now we could very well find ourselves in a Civil War after the election. Attend protests, put signs on your car etc. Just reading about stopping 5G, Smart Meters, Forced Vaccinations won’t cut it. The fact is, if we don’t act soon, you will be forced to get the vaccine. And I do understand that most of you don’t want it. As the saying goes “actions speak larger than words.” And what we need, moving forward is action on all of our parts.
All of us is all we need.
Please encourage your friends to join my group by clicking on the link below.
Bruce W. Cain (09/09/2020)
Stop (5G, Smart Meters & Geoengineering) Globally
so I don’t know how safe content is going to be there for now.
We began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use. Like newspapers, the content published on the web was ephemeral – but unlike newspapers, no one was saving it. Today we have 20+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine and we work with 625+ library and other partners through our Archive-It program to identify important web pages.
Thanks for this post; old school journalist James Corbett, of The Corbett Report, has previously sought to bring this blatant destruction of history and reportage to peoples’ attention, in episode 384 of his show entitled “The Library of Alexandria is on Fire,” (https://www.corbettreport.com/?s=Library+of+Alexandria). He has suggested that people archive videos, articles, photos, etc., that are in danger of being censored by Big Tech. So, I invested in a 4 TB external hard drive for that purpose, which should be ample storage for the foreseeable future. That much storage only costs about $100 (or less).
It’s a good strategy, I think. Cheers, mf
—Mark Crispin Miller, 8 October 2020
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We the undersigned support the academic freedom of Prof. Mark Crispin Miller, now under siege at New York University for urging students in his propaganda course to read scientific literature on the effectiveness of masks against transmission of COVID-19. We see his situation as but one example of a growing global trend toward rigid censorship of expert views on urgent subjects of all kinds; so this petition is not just in his defense, but a protest on behalf of all professors, doctors, scientists and journalists who have been gagged, or punished for their rights to freely research, study, and interpret data on a variety of matters regardless of their controversial nature.
Censorship is nothing new. We have been edging toward it ever more for decades, as both academia and the media have long discouraged free investigation and discussion of urgent public questions of all kinds, as those who would attempt to tackle them empirically have been slandered as “conspiracy theorists” or “truthers” and other slurs deployed to shut them up, or purge them as purveyors of “misinformation,” “fake science” or “hate speech.” Such censorship has blocked the sort of open, civil, reasoned give-and-take without which higher education—indeed, any education—is impossible, as is scientific progress overall.
We see Prof. Miller’s situation as a flashpoint in the struggle not just to reclaim but to protect free speech and free inquiry. NYU officials have no right to intervene in Prof. Miller’s courses or message his students surreptitiously undermining his integrity as an instructor. They have no right to deprive him of the courses he was hired to teach and they should not join in a public smear campaign against the very rights they should uphold at a university.
That so stated, we urge that NYU respect his academic freedom, and thereby set a good example for all other schools with faculty who dare contest official narratives. Otherwise, “education” there will be mere training for compliance, stunting students’ minds instead of opening them—a practice fatal to democracy, and, finally, to humanity itself.
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