I’ve been trying to decide how to review Senator Josh Hawley’s book, The Tyranny of Big Tech. He wrote it because he thought we need to do something about it before we’re all enslaved.
Why was I confused? He says Congress has to do this, Congress has to do that, etc. All well and good. But he also says Big Tech has infinite wealth and can buy off all of Congress if it has to and still have plenty left for birthday presents.
While I was talking with my editor on the phone this morning, it hit me.
It doesn’t matter whether Hawley succeeds or fails to mobilize Congress! He’s a U.S. senator, they have to take him seriously. They tried to prevent publication of his book–and failed. That’s gotta hurt. So yes, they’re going to take him seriously. They’re going to try and shut him down. Just wait’ll he runs for re-election. He’ll be suffocated by Big Tech’s money.
Yeahbut, yeahbut! It’s not Sen. Hawley who’s going to take them down. By standing up to Big Tech as he has, Hawley has made himself a target. He’s got their full attention.
But while they’re busy trying to knock him into yesterday, who knows who else might be sneaking up on them? Yo, Zuckerberg–you guys have made a lot of enemies. Playing God is a sucker’s game. Sooner or later God’s going to send some little thing, or some little persons that you never noticed, to cut you down.
When the Lord stops laughing at you, sunshine… it’s over.