For lack of a more precise starting point, the election of Donald Trump did away with our near-universal agreement over the right to speak, driven by a false belief that too much free speech helped Trump get elected. Large numbers of Americans began not just to tolerate, but to demand censorship. They wanted universities to deplatform speakers they did not agree with, giggling over the old-timey First Amendment and taunting “conservatives” for not being able to do anything about it. But the most startling change came within the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which once embodied “defend the right, not the content” when it stood up for the free speech rights of Nazis in the 1970s.
Here are some more ramblings as you call them Bruce
Even more ominously, it was revealed that a direct threat had been made to these companies by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), who sent out a memo listing all the ways the government could crack down on Big Data if they refuse to go along with cleansing the internet of “divisive” material.
So much for the “libertarian” argument that these companies and the platforms they run are “private,” and not connected in any way to the governmental Leviathan.
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Mike I have usually understood your rants after all the, assumed necessary by you repetitions. , ( I'll give you 3 or 4) trying to be kind here , I understand them first time out. Agreement might be another thing.
Now we have reached the point where we disagree. Any further is totally unproductive . Your posts mentioning me are now being used not to further any point.
I leave this thread with the these point
Basically the alleged censorship conspiracy etc. is unfortunate but not unexpected in this political climate I . note no one posted an "I am shocked" when this first started.
Unfortunately individuals can do little about the gov. end of this , all these entities however depend on
revenue streams that can be impacted by individuals by not using them.
You missed a chance to have me agree with you, not that you care, about the ACLU ( I had a successful contact with them many years ago, I also think they have become total assholes also. When I left the meeting they also thought I was one.
Given the climate did anyone really think that this wouldn't happen with AJ or any other individuals or groups ?
When one screams ,"whip me, beat Me. F_ _ _ Me , guess what ,sooner or later someone will. At least accept some responsibility for the consequence .
Sooner or later it was going to catch up with him. IMO he is still an asshole and always will be.
Choose martyrs wisely. Bad ones usually take away from the issue on the table. Regardless of the tingling feelings generated
I would still have the water tested and do not give any to the "irregulars on way with commo. gear !
P.S. I disagree with SF if he did say that about you , that would mean you donot have a purpose which you do.
So the government and corporations can lie and present false facts and narratives that actually kill and harm people, but assholes like AJ must be censored when they report on some of these lies.
Got it, because the government and corporations have the power.
Your words not mine.
If your asking a question answer it yourself as you wish.
Well let's compare the government and corporate propaganda with Jone's propaganda.
What's the presstitutes and Pompeo's current reaction to the Skilpel poisoning, Pompeos massive economic sanctions placed on Russia with nothing more than "most likely" evidence of Russia attempting to kill a pardoned Russian spy with a "deadly" poison that apparently only killed their cat. The Skilpels have never been interviewed by even the biased corporate press and apparently are alive and well, but the bloody Brits are just sure the russians did it.
The presstitutes are sure the Russians did it, that's enough evidence for the conspiracy theorist of at least 2 governments and corporate mouth pieces of these same governments
We could compare the Brits and US gear up to the Iraq War with Colon Powell lying before the UN with his little white vial and aerial photos of mobile labs and aluminum tubes and yellow cake, there are your conspiracy theorists, or bald faced liars. They are will to go to war at the drop of a hat against third world countries and nuclear power countries with nothing but lies.
What did that result in and currently what will this planned assault on Russia turn into? Any question or banning of the New York Times Washington Post from social media?
We can also throw in Libya and Syria, what did that lead to? massive immigration of Europe fleeing war torn middle east.
So Jones believe many school shootings are hoaxes perpetuated by the government in an attempt to repeal the second amendment, also that FEMA has containment camps for Americans when shtf, how many people has Jones killed.
Result, Jones gets to sell Iodine and vitamins.