As I mentioned yesterday, throughout the ten-year history of this blog, we regularly picked up a few new followers every week. That’s how we got to 1,700 of them.
But we have added NO new followers since May 11.
Yesterday I asked for readers to try to follow this blog. Just click the “Following” button on the bottom right-hand corner of the page. The results:
Zero new followers.
Zero comments from anyone who tried to do it and it didn’t work.
Zero comments from readers who tried it and were told it worked, without any sign of it happening on this end.
And of course the viewership numbers are way below what they used to be. It’s very, very frustrating.
I’m convinced Big Tech is messing with us to cut conservatives off from one another, to silence us without resorting to out-and-out banning, because that might be a step too far and might force Congress to take action. Probably the only thing to do would be to somehow get this blog onto one of the new platforms that isn’t owned by the Far Left fascists at Google.
Please, somebody, let me know–have you tried to follow this blog, and weren’t able to do it? What happened when you tried?
Throughout the ten-year history of this blog, we’ve picked up a couple of new followers every week. That’s how we wound up with 1,700 of them.
But in the past several weeks, no new followers at all. Not even one.
What happens if you try to follow me? Do they tell you they’ve made the connection for you–only it doesn’t show up at my end? Is Big Tech trying to cut off our communication with each other? Go ahead, tell me that would astonish you.
It’s like we just woke up in North Korea.
I wish a few of you would help me in an experiment. Just click whatever you need to click to follow this blog, and let’s see what happens. And please tell me if you’ve tried. If I hear from five new followers, but my follower stats remain totally unchanged, I’ll know something’s fishy.
Note: There is a “Following” button in the lower right-hand corner of this page.
I don’t think they’re letting us follow each other’s blogs.
What? We have a right to hear only one side of the discussion? Well, that’s Big Tech’s usual M.O., isn’t it? No debate–“The science is settled!” Like it always is. And settled their way, no one else’s.
These vaccines were rushed into production, they have not yet been officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration–well, you know what you get when you mix science and politics. You just get politics.
Facebook and the rest of these Big Tech overlords need to be taught they don’t have any right or authority to control public opinion. If Congress is afraid to rein them in, it’ll have to be done by the states. Florida is already leading the way: Floridians can now sue the tech biggies for up to $100,000 in damages if they’ve been banned or censored.
In America all public policy has always been subject to debate. Leftids always–yes, always–try to shut down the debate. And I don’t know what kind of government you’d call it, but I’d be ashamed to call it America.
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.
“Nobody in the history of the world has been the ruler of 2 billion people,” says Thomas; “but Mark Zuckerberg [Facebook CEO] is.” “There is a dire need for government intervention” to rein in Facebook. In fact, he says, “Break it up. The government should break it up.”
Governments are not exactly easy in their minds about the power of Big Tech and its social media. When Twitter banned the president of the United States, other world leaders–even ones who didn’t particularly like our president–got to thinking, “Gee, if they can do it to Donald Trump, they can certainly do it to me!” So there are stirrings in Europe: leaders trying to figure out how to put the breaks on Big Tech.
The Big Tech conglomerates, Benny Thomas says, “are not companies anymore. They’re countries.” And probably more powerful than countries.
Warning! Globalism and Chinese communism are now fused together in a cooperative effort to rule the world. Their agent in America is the Democrat Party.
Someone, like Hezekiah, should take the globalist plans and spread them out on the altar of the Lord, that He might see them. Really, who knows what to do, to stop the wave of tyranny? Who has the power to stop it?
And I think I hear Him saying, “Don’t make me come down there!”
One by one, Big Tech is canceling from the social media anyone who raises questions about the safety or efficacy, or even the morality, of the new COVID-19 vaccines. The censorship campaign was launched late last year.
And legitimate concerns and questions about the vaccines are equated with daft quackery and unhinged conspiracy theories. But in truth, you can question the COVID-19 vaccines without rejecting tried and successful vaccines for, say, polio or smallpox. Questioning does not turn you into a wild-eyed “anti-vaccine” conspiracy nut.
What do you get when you mix science with politics? You get… politics!
When I studied Political Science in college, politics was defined as “the authoritative allocation of value.” The key word there is “authoritative.” It includes the “authority” of brute force, coercion, and shouting down dissent.
And what is “consensus”? It’s nothing more than what everybody, or practically everybody, thinks at the time. “Consensus” doesn’t have to be true, and all too often, it isn’t. The experts can be wrong. The power brokers can be wrong. That’s why real science, an endangered species, always leaves the door open for further questions. But the tough guys with the keys to the jailhouse don’t want to hear any questions.
This is not how honest men and women behave. Whenever “science” relies exclusively on consensus, it isn’t science anymore. It’s only politics.
I don’t have the scientific background to ask penetrating questions about the vaccines. But I do know enough about politics to question the capacity and the motivations of the persons who are pushing the vaccines.
And those are questions that everybody needs to ask.
It’s a dynamic of history in a fallen world that there’s always some crazy fool, or a mad nation, or an international gang of megalomaniacs who want to rule the whole thing–or at least a much bigger piece of it than they’re entitled to. Today’s would-be tyrants may be found among the oligarchs of Big Tech.
I want to share with you a quote from an article by Allum Bokhari, senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News, published in Vol. 50, No. 1, January 2021, of Imprimus. The author was interviewing a Facebook “source,” and this is what the source said.
“We have thousands of people on the platform who have gone from far right to center in the past year, so we can build a model from those people and try to make everyone else on the right follow the same path.”
Wait a minute–did he say “make them“? As in adults making their children go to bed? Why, yes, he did–he said “make them.”
Dude! Who are you to make anybody do anything? Do you Big Tech willies actually aspire to make us think a certain way, and say and believe and do certain things?
We are up against an oligarchy that aims to control our thoughts and our behavior. They really think they can do it. After all, they stole a national election. What can’t they do?
Our system of government is fantastically corrupt, the corruption is global in scope, the politicians are in bed with Big Tech, and they mean to take away our liberty–take away our very souls, if they can swing it. They don’t believe in souls, anyway. They’ll settle for being our slave-masters.
We have no defense left but our prayers; but the God to whom we pray is all-righteous, all-powerful–and He doesn’t like obnoxious little hipsters who want to take His job.
Deliver us out of their hands, O Lord our God! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
And if they do… the fine will be a whopping $13.5 million. For every offense.
Polish authorities cited Twitter’s ban of President Donald Trump as “a dangerous precedent.” Well, sure–if they can do it to the president of the United States, they can do it to anybody.
And how’s this for hypocrisy? In India, the Prime Minister threatened to ban Twitter unless they banned his critics! And so, of course, they did–500 of ’em.
This whole business of allowing “private corporations” to do things to people that government is not allowed to do–it’s fascism, and it has to stop. No more using banks and Big Tech to do the dirty work that Congress wouldn’t dare.
Once again, Poland is leading the way back to sanity. Hats off to Poland!
Is your score high enough to allow you to eat at decent restaurant?
How would you like to be punished for something without even knowing what it was, without a trial, without a chance to defend yourself, without even a chance to say anything about it? And because the punishment is not administered by the legal system, there’s no way to appeal it, no way to get it lifted.
Welcome to Red China’s “social credit” system. There, Big Tech closely monitors everything that everybody says and does and helps the government “rate” citizens according to their “trustworthiness”… as defined by the government. You run up points for doing things the government likes for you to do; and if your score is too low, you can’t shop at the nicer stores, can’t sent your kids to a nice school, can’t hold a good job, can’t travel on a plane, can’t ride the choo-choo train.
Some of the big corporations–banks, insurance companies, Facebook, Uber, and Lyft, and even Amazon–are already rating their customers, and some are banning people for having “wrong” opinions. (Note: I got banned by Facebook yesterday.) Say the wrong thing on the social media, and maybe next time you need a ride from Uber, the algorithm will say you can’t have one.
This is a liberal’s dream come true. Why go to all the trouble of passing a law against Climbit Change Denial, and maybe have a judge just strike it down, when Big Tech is ready, willing, and able to do your dirty work for you? And your victim won’t be able to go to court and get his punishment lifted. You don’t even have to tell him why he’s being punished.
Remember a book called Beyond Freedom and Dignity by B.F. Skinner, vintage 1971? Freedom and dignity, argued the father of behavior modification theory, are outdated and “unscientific,” obstacles to a utopia designed by Scientists and the kind of government that’ll kill you as soon as look at you.
“Social credit” is behavior mod for the entire country, administered by private entities without the consent of the governed–but certainly with a sly wink from the Democrats.
Please! Do not, under any circumstances, vote for any Democrat anywhere! Next year is our chance to put them out of business… before they put our country out of business.