Social Media Censorship

Social Media Censorship

Social Media Censorship out of control

Big Tech Takes On The Role Of Government

The New Iron Curtain?

Social media censorship is no longer only manipulating our elections. It is threatening our freedom. While progressives and democrats cheer them on, social media is successfully obliterating your right to free speech and your way of life. They are not just determining what you can and cannot say on their platforms. Big Tech is crushing any social media platform that disagrees with its definition of what you are allowed to say. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not demolishing their competitors single-handedly. No, they are combining forces with the other big tech companies like Google and Apple.

Big Tech Becomes Our Defacto Government

Big tech is taking on the role of our government. But they have more power than the government. They have implemented an iron curtain that will stifle your ability to discern the truth for yourself. You must accept their truth, and if you speak out, you may find yourself in a re-education camp one day. Welcome to China, Jr.

First, Facebook suspended Trump from its platform. 1 Its a private company, and they have that right. Then, Twitter banned Trump from its platform altogether. 2 Still, a private company, and they can run it as they see fit. But then, the Democrat socialists decide no one should be allowed to ever disagree with them. Blinded by hate, they cannot see that this road leads the entire country to destruction.

Big Tech Suppression of Free Speech

It’s one thing when social media restricts free speech on their own platforms. But when Mark Zuckerburg and Jack Dorsey decide the smaller social media platforms are not falling in line, they and the other big tech CEOs crush their competitors. They begin by cleansing their platforms of everyone that does not fall in line with their beliefs.3That was the first strike.

But suddenly, they are faced with remaining users and those they banned, going to the alternative platforms. Unable to arbitrarily censor what those users are now saying, they must destroy the platforms they are using to express themselves. The Parler platform is first on the list.

Declaration of War

Google flanks the enemy from the left by removing Parler’s competing app from the Google app store. Then Apple flanks them from the left and removes the Parler app from their app store. Finally, Amazon hits them from the air and takes out their servers.4 Since Parler is renting Amazon servers to host their platform, they have been maimed. For the time being, Parler is out of ammunition.

Social Media Censorship A Runaway Train

Blinded By Hatred, Democratic Socialists Hail The Big Tech Takeover

When you are blind with rage and hate, you can’t see the damage you are doing. And that is the Democrats right now. Let’s see how the Nazis controlled the people during Hitler’s reign in Germany.

There was no internet, so they did not need to worry about social media and the spread of information digitally. However, Hitler did need to control the spread of information that might not align with his objectives. Sound familiar? So he enlisted a trusted friend by the name of Joseph Goebbels to handle that little chore.

Goebbels’s first order of business was to create the Nazi Propaganda Ministry. He then took control of all the media outlets as they existed at that time. That done, he proceeded to use the day’s platforms to rally the people behind the Third Reich. And we all know where this led.5

Then today, In steps the modern-day socialists.

Does Joe Biden Have His Goebbels, Or Is It The Other Way Around

Will Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerburg become President Biden’s Goebbels? Or is it more likely, Sleepy Joe really is asleep at the wheel. I don’t know, but we are at a crucial crossroads. Where we go from here is crucial.

Now before everyone decides to crucify me for comparing the takeover of Germany by Hitler and the United States by the Democratic socialists, consider this. I am not saying President Biden or the Democratic socialists will follow in Hitler’s footsteps and start committing genocide. At least not the way Hitler did. But our government currently condones genocide of a different kind. That’s right, mass murder and the socialist democrats not only let it happen, they now plan to facilitate it with your tax dollars. And now, I predict it will spread unchecked.

Modern Day Genocide

Have you ever checked the abortion clock? It estimates in real-time the number of helpless babies murdered. A few minutes ago, there were 2030 babies murdered in cold blood in the United States so far today. There were 62,528,199 killed since Roe vs. Wade in 1973. Planned Parenthood murdered 9,027,581 babies since 1970. This year alone, they have taken the lives of over 10,000 innocent children.

That, my friends, is genocide on a scale even larger than what Hitler was responsible for. So yes, we are not like Hitler. We are worse. And it was President Trump fighting against this. President Biden plans to reverse everything Trump has accomplished. He even wants to use our tax money to carry out this genocide.

A Fetus Is Not A Life

First, as a Christian, I will not accept that position ever.

Jer 1:5 (ESV) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”6

But we are past that. We kill babies because the baby may not be our definition of perfect. Or perhaps, we don’t want a baby.

I once argued this with some friends. To make a point, I played the devil’s advocate. I said yes, I believe in abortion. In fact, let’s wait until the baby is born, and if the parent deems them not worthy of living, we should kill them. If they have downs or are missing a finger or are not as nice looking as we thought they would be. Of course, we should kill them.

They were appalled and said that would never happen. But it does happen. Babies are born alive during an abortion, and the doctor or nurse kills them. They were never meant to live.

Conclusion

This post started with social media censorship and ended with genocide. Can it happen? Yes, it can, unless you decide to open your eyes, Mr. Biden, Ms. Pelosi, Ms. Cortez, and all of our socialist-leaning friends.

You believe you are the”woke” generation. You think you are progressive. In fact, you are blind and regressive. You will have us relive a time no one wants to go back to. But this time, we are the bad guys.

God Bless America.

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US On The Verge Of Civil War

Is the US on the verge of civil war?

 

Civil War Starts At The US Capital

 

Trump supporters strike first as the second US civil war breaks out at the Washington DC capital building. Could that be the headline tomorrow? One would hope not but, intolerance and hate are alive and well in the United States.

Both sides lay the blame on the other. Both sides claim the other side does not understand them. In fact, according to a Pew Research article, only 2% of Biden voters and a similar share of Trump supporters believe the other side understands them very well.1 And today, Trump’s supporters launched an invasion of the Capital building.2 Is it the start of the second civil war?

Is The United States Really On The Verge Of A Second Civil War?

One would have plenty of reason to believe the civil war is beginning. Our county is divided, and if you pick up the paper or open the digital new app, it is not hard to find references to hateful Christians. When did Christians in the US become hateful people?

You won’t have to look much harder to find a common theme in the mainstream media and on social media that Trump supporters are bigoted, misogynistic, homophobic zealots that don’t know their heads from a hole in the ground. David Remnick of the New Yorker contemplates how Trump may have damaged the US and caused untold deaths from COVID-19 because he ignored science and told people not to wear masks. 3 By now, Hillary Clinton’s famous reference to Trump supporters as the “deplorables Apparently, we make up about half of the country, but who’s counting?

Christians Are Hateful

And Christians are hateful for believing the Bible. We are sliding down the proverbial slippery slope and fast. But is it really Christians that the mainstream media and many Hollywood elites are hurling insults at? Or, more likely, could it be the Christians that believe that the Bible is true are the targets of all the hatred?.” Considering that roughly nine out of 10 members of Congress identify as Christian, I think we can safely go with door number two.4 Otherwise, every member of Congress would be vilified as hateful by the press.

In new Congress, nearly nine-in-ten describe themselves as Christian

Trump Supporters Are Misogynistic, Homophobic, Bigots

Of course, they are. Why else would they support Trump? I don’t know, why is it ok to support a person who has a woman doing pornographic things to him while he talks on the phone to dignitaries. Because supporting pornography is ok, but supporting a helpless baby is not. Surely you follow the logic. We can look at this more later. First, back to the Christians.

 

Why Bible-believing Christians Get Vilified

So what is going on? Why Bible-believing Christians constantly get vilified? Well, give it a thought for a second. Why was Jesus crucified?

Its The Bible Stupid

No one wants the truth to get in the way of their contrived facts. Jesus said he was God and he brought light to a dark world. That is all it took. Because we cannot afford to have someone get in the way of what we hold so dear to us. We want to believe we are good, not sinners. John 10:31–33 (ESV)
31The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”5

In the Bible, we are told Christians will be persecuted “12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted”.6 But do not despair because we are also told that we will inherit the kingdom of Heaven. Specifically, it says “10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”7 We are also told there will be false prophets in Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”8

False Prophets

I would not presume to know if Congress is filled with false prophets, but one could wonder. Many say they are Christian, but you also say they don’t believe in the Bible. Maybe not in so many words, but it is implied. For example, if one in ten Congress members are Christian and believe the Bible, how could they say abortion should be allowed? Argue all you want that a fetus is not a baby, but we are also killing babies born alive, and it is legal.

Why Do So Many People think Poorly Of Trump Supporters?

If it gets in the way of what your preconceptions of the truth are, it must be wrong. It’s pretty simple when you think about it. It’s that pesky truth again. I will also admit his personality did not help but why did the mainstream media make it their mission to crush him?

Again, will say it is because the truth gets in the way of their facts. The mainstream media could not give Trump credit for anything. The economy was strong, unemployment at one of the lowest levels ever. In fact, unemployment among blacks was the lowest ever. But those truths got in the say of the mainstream media’s preconceived notion of facts.

Science is what the media hangs their hat on. We must follow science above all else. But wait, wasn’t it science that once thought it was a good idea to perform lobotomies on people they deemed mentally unhealthy. You would not find a reputable scientist advocating that now.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, reputable doctors were on TV telling us masks would not help. But then they said they will help. Science is fallible but to say so would be blasphemy.

Civil War Is Inevitable

If people cannot find a way to come together, civil war is going to happen. Why you ask. Well, mark my words on this one. If Trump supporters start demonstrating and damaging property, it will be the vilest, horrific thing to happen in decades. Nevermind that progressive Democrats were doing exactly that and getting away with it.

And if Trump supporters attempt to take over a neighborhood and call it an autonomous zone, there will be an outcry. It will not be tolerated and the autonomous zones will be shut down before they get started.

If you doubt there will be no tolerance for Trump supporters just look at the news today. Already, world leaders are condemning the people who were violent at the Capital. 9 Most people are accusing Trump supporters. Where was the outrage and concern when progressive Democrats were taking over cities and destroying businesses everywhere? It was nowhere. The only concern was the government being too violent and aggressive against the protesters.

So yes, this will lead to a civil war. At least it will be characterized as a civil war. Because that is how the media will portray it and people will believe it.

Conclusion

There may or may not be a civil war in the near future. I don’t know. But I can tell you you the United States will fall. Just like the Roman Empire and the Soviet Union.

We the people will guarantee it.

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What Biden and Trump’s voters say they want the other candidate’s supporters to know about them. Retrieved January 06, 2021, from https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2020/12/17/voters-say-those-on-the-other-side-dont-get-them-heres-what-they-want-them-to-know/
Remnick, D. (2020, November 29). The Cost of Trump’s Assault on the Press and the Truth. Retrieved January 6, 2021, from https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/12/07/the-cost-of-trumps-assault-on-the-press-and-the-truth
Shaw, A. (2021, January 06). Fox News. Retrieved January 06, 2021, from https://www.foxnews.com/

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Welcome To The USSR Formerly The USA

Welcome to the USSR, formerly the USA

Freedom Reigns No More

Our USSR Is Here

Welcome you to the USSR, formerly the USA. With the election of Joe Biden and the progressive socialist party, we will soon ask; when did we become the United States of Socialist Remakes? You may laugh now, but in just a few years, a demented, spineless, sleepy Joe will crumble under the relentless charge of the socialist democratic party. Joe is asleep at the wheel, but the socialist democrats are wide awake and ready to pounce. The time for resistance is long past. We have moved into the gradual fall and demise of the free world. As I said earlier, welcome to the USSR, formerly the USA.

The Media Said It

“The press must grow day in and day out – it is our Party’s sharpest and most powerful weapon.”1

We can always count on the powerful media to follow the progressive left without regard to truth or fact. They comprise some of the most ignorant, offensive, uncaring people that ever existed. They follow the money with no regard for who it hurts or how many people they mislead. When a journalist tells the truth, the ‘real’ media suppresses them with a zeal rivaled only by communist China when they covered up COVID-19. The physician who tried to speak the truth is now dead from the disease he tried to warn us about. Welcome to the USSR, formerly the USA.

Case in point, when the New York Post broke a bombshell story about Biden’s son Hunter Biden and his shady dealings with China-linked companies, the progressive left wanted the story buried. The socialist media and mainstream press obliged. The socialist media giant Twitter blocked the story from being shared altogether under the ruse of its hacked materials policy. They suspended the New York Post’s account to silence them. Facebook suppressed the story, and the mainstream media bowed to their socialist democrat rulers and refused even to cover it. Even Russia covered for Biden. Reuter’s reported this quote from Vladimir Putin; “Yes, in Ukraine he (Hunter Biden) had, or maybe still has a business, I don’t know. It doesn’t concern us. It concerns the Americans and the Ukrainians,”2 Welcome to the USSR, formerly, the USA.

In contrast, here in the USSR, when some of President Trump’s tax returns surfaced in the media, Twitter was unconcerned with potential hacking. No, Twitter only invokes the hacked materials policy when a story does not fit their ruling party’s narrative. Capitalism is bad, and socialism is the answer to all our evils. Facebook did not stop the story’s spread, and the mainstream media jump on it. It is almost repulsive how the media bows down and grovels to their god, money, and the socialist democrat leadership.

Your Vote Counts

It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes. - Joseph Stalin

Of course, your vote counts. It also counts in Venezuela, China, Russia, North Korea, The People’s Republic of Bangladesh, The Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the list goes on. Your vote counts like my one-dollar bill will purchase a new yacht. You believe in our elections, and Venezuela’s people believed in their elections as well. And demons believed in God, too.

19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder3

If you believe in our elections’ integrity, you might as well vote for Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping because the day will come when you long for your former way of life. The freedom you gave up and the rights you abdicated so happily, for the opportunity to live in the paradise so fondly referred to as socialism. But then, the books are full of quotes from famous socialist and communist leaders whose government philosophies you dearly want to emulate. Welcome to the USSR, formerly, the USA.

“Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away”4

CUBA – CIRCA 1974: Stamp printed in Cuba, devoted to visit of Leonid Brezhnev to Cuba, depicted Leonid Brezhnev and Fidel Castro, circa 1974

He actually said it. Socialists throw money away. But don’t worry because here in the USSR formerly the USA, we can always print more. At least the lead progressive socialist democrat and squad leader said when she proposed her new green deal. They did it in Venezuela so it must be a good thing, right? It worked so well there. I guess Joseph Stalin got a few things right.

“Everybody has a right to be stupid, but some people abuse the privilege.” 5

Where Do We Go From Here?

Fight Or Flight

I thought you would never ask. We have a few choices. If you want to avoid a new flag for our new republic, the USSR formerly the USA, you could always leave and live elsewhere. You can also stay and fight. Of course, you will fight against one of the most powerful groups in the world. They call themselves socialist democrats, or democrats for short. You will know them by the adoration they receive from the socialist and mainstream media. They follow them around like lost puppies begging to be noticed by their idols. When President Trump met with the media, they crucified him. But not when they talk with the fraudulent President-elect Biden. They discuss his socks, ignore his dementia, and kiss his feet.

Fight

So, you say you want to fight. How can you do it? Make the socialist media accountable for what they do. Don’t let them hide behind an archaic law often cited as Section 230. The law makes them unaccountable for any falsehoods put on their platforms and protects them if they remove the truth. That is not an exaggeration. It is a fact. The law is 20 years old, and congress put it in place to regulate pornographic material. Now, the socialist media platforms use it to manipulate our elections. If the law did not exist, Trump would have won the election.

You read that right. The socialist media compromised our election integrity. After the election, a poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates showed that 36% of voters did not know about the Hunter Biden scandal and evidence that linked Joe Biden to corrupt financial dealings with China. Remember, Twitter has that hacked materials policy used to block content when convenient to support the socialist party movement. Facebook slowed the spread of the story. The mainstream media ignored the story. According to the poll, if those same voters had known about those accusations, enough of them would have changed the way they voted that Donald Trump would be the next President.6 Welcome to the USSR, formerly the USA.

Flight

You can run, but you can’t hide. If you want to pick up your family and move out of the country, that is an option. Of course, no matter where you go, the socialist media will find you. As the new USSR partners with China and, by default North Korea, the entire world will eventually be under socialist, or should I say communist control. That slope is a frozen glacier covered with slick oil. Once you lose your grip, there is no stopping. You will hit the bottom, and it will hurt. In fact, it will probably kill you. Oh, no one will know what happened. You will just disappear. That’s how it works, here in the URRS, formerly the USA.

Conclusion

We live in the land of the insane, home of the idiots. What other conclusion is there? We are part of one of two groups. We either sit by idly, while the democratic socialists led by Alexandria Cortez and her band of merry women take us over the cliff, or we happily help her squad destroy us. What other group is there?

Stop the crazies, if there is the time!

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Media Becomes Communist Propaganda Machine

Media Becomes Communist Propaganda Machine

Social Media is A Propaganda machine.

Today’s media has become a propaganda machine for the communist party. They will determine your future and the future of our country. They need to be stopped.

Is This The United States?

Is this even the country where I grew up? It is hard to believe. The power of social media seems almost unstoppable. They are taking us to the brink of communism. I know it seems hard to think but look around. The media decides what we read, and when we read it. Who honestly wants Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, deciding who can say what. Yes, it’s a private company, but in my humble opinion, it’s a monopoly and should be highly regulated—that from someone who is against big government.

Media CEOs Decide What We Need to Know

Who Are They

Let’s face facts. Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerburg (CEO) of Facebook are not my favorite people right now, and likely I’m not alone. We helped these tech giants, their founders, and CEO’s get filthy rich. I’m certainly not against someone being filthy rich; more power to them, but they have accumulated great responsibility with their power.

First, they are both wealthy. According to a CNN report, Mr. Zuckerberg is worth $100 billion. Mr. Dorsey, on the other hand, is worth a paltry $6.8 billion, according to Forbes. To his credit, he gave away $1 billion to fight COVID-19, and he only takes an annual salary of $1.40. Of course, Trump doesn’t take a salary either, so I don’t know if that means anything. And he lives in his $9 million exclusive seaside resort in San Fransisco.

Dorsey Lives In $9 Billion Resort

Jack Dorsey’s $9 Billion Home

Now, Mark Zuckerburg also takes a paltry salary. Probably his $100 billion help him keep food on his table. According to CNN, he also signed a pledge to give away his fortune during or after his life. Somehow I doubt either of these men will end up homeless or wanting anytime soon.

So they both seem to be nice wealthy guys. They made fortunes in the tech world, and they have given back. So is, are those the qualifiers for using their power through social media to decide our future?

Do They Have Integrity?

Mark Zuckerburg

Mark Zuckerburg purportedly said, “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” But has he given the world more power to share? The social media giant that Zuckerburg controls admittedly intentionally slowed the spread of a New York Post Story damaging to former Vice President Joe Biden. He kept the Post story from the people despite mounting evidence from multiple sources that the story is true. Is that transparency?

He also reportedly said, “When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.” So, keeping the news from people is giving them power? I’m not so sure about that. Isn’t that exactly what they do in communist China. It is an example of what I mean when I say the media is becoming a communist propaganda machine.

Jack Dorsey

Now Jack Dorsey admitted that Twitter made a mistake by stopping people from sharing that same New York Post story without explanation. But did he do anything about it? If he did, someone might want to tell all those who had their accounts disabled to share the story. I’m not sure integrity is at the top of the list of these two men who control much of social media.

Do The Social Media CEO’s Keep Their Power In Check?

What Does It Mean To Keep Your Power In Check?

Let me liken it to my license to carry, as we call it in Texas. I live in a state where open carry is allowed. I choose to keep my firearms concealed. I see no reason to walk around, making others uncomfortable because I have the right to do so.

I also believe that my privilege to carry a firearm comes with even greater responsibility. I must be meticulous not to pull that firearm without excellent reason. And I should be held liable if I make an error in judgment and injure or, worse, kill someone innocent.

I understand that, and so I keep the power that concealed weapon gives me hidden. I do not use it and will not use it unless it is a last resort. But this isn’t about gun rights. It is about power.

It doesn’t appear that the big tech giants’ CEOs are doing much to keep their power in check. They are doing just the opposite. They wield it like a sharp sword or, more accurately, a sniper rifle.

The Evidence Says Power Unchecked

The first article I read today was about Twitter locking another conservative activist, Charlie Kirk, out of his account because he made what is seemingly a simple error which he was willing to correct. but they were not willing to listen.1So we now have the New York Post locked out of their account because of an article they wrote and cited in a tweet, President Trump’s official account locked because he cited the same article. And to top it all, now we find that Joe Biden is in bed with the social media giants.2 Where does it end?

Let’s not forget that Kamala Harris has some high-level ties to at least one Twitter official. According to another Fox News article, a senior communications director at Twitter who personally announced that the official trump Twitter account violated Twitter COVID-19 misinformation rules previously served as her press secretary and deputy press secretary for several years.3

And what about that New York Post story. See for yourself and read the original story here. But don’t stop there. Check out this opinion written by Michael Goodwin and published in the Post. After you read it, you will be hard-pressed to believe the social media or any media is not incredibly biased. The progressives want to take away the second amendment, and it appears they did a pretty good job of taking away the first amendment, at least if you are conservative.

Conclusion

I hope you can see how our media is becoming a communist propaganda machine. They are hiding news that hurts their candidate and allowing the spread of news that helps them. This is not just a slippery slope. If left unchecked, the media will take us to the brink of communism. And then they will take us all the way.

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A Country Divided Will Not Stand

Our country is self-destructing and it gets worse every day. If we continue to let the media and politicians decide our future, the United States will cease to be the country we know. Are you ready for the destruction of the United States of America as we know it today? I doubt that most of us are. But are you willing to do something about it? If you are, then keep reading—your at the right place. So let’s get started. We’ll take a look at the real problems first.

A Country Divided

Let’s start with how deeply divided our country is. We likely see the most significant separation than we ever have since the civil war. And it gets worse every day. I believe there is still time to come together, but it’s running out. We need to act now.

As it stands now, there are calls for eliminating police departments, and even worse, police officers are coming under physical attack. And while it may be just a minority who think this is ok, they are the loudest voices out there.

If we continue to allow the current environment to persist, we risk losing our freedoms, safety, and, eventually, our way of life as we know it today. We must take this seriously, and we have to take decisive action to change direction now! But to do that, we first need to understand how we got this way.

Why Is Our Country Divided?

So why is our country so angry, to the point that a political conversation erupts into pure hatred? There are countless, but let’s look at those bearing most of the blame.

The Mainstream Media

First, we have the apparent racism, bigotry, and discrimination. But contrary to what the mainstream media would like us to believe, it has gotten better. Far from perfect but better. In my opinion, the mainstream media bears much of the blame for our current predicament. At best, they slant their views to make the truth appear to be something it is not. They take statements people make out of context or report partial facts that twist the final reporting to the point there is no truth to be found.

Remember Nick Sandmann, the young man demonized by the press, smiling at a Native American man who approached him during a protest. The mainstream media (not to mention social media, which we will get to) aired an edited video of Mr. Sandmann, a sixteen-year-old boy, portraying him as racist, insulting, and just an awful person.

As it turned out, Nick Sandmann was just a student on a school field trip. He wasn’t trying to be anything other than what he was, a sixteen-year-old boy. Mr. Sandmann eventually settled a lawsuit against CNN for a reported $275 million. And he is suing other media outlets as well.

At worst, the mainstream media is intentionally reporting false facts or suppressing the truth for their dubious reasons. Perhaps they want to protect their position on a particular issue or feel better about what we, the people, should know. Whatever the reason they have, there is nothing that justifies misleading the public they represent.

Social Media

Fake News

The term “Fake News” was made famous by President Trump, but regardless of how you feel about him, it is true. Much of our news is fake. That brings me to the next challenge we face, social media.

Social media organizations like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram dominate our landscape. Others are popping up every day, but these three seem to be the most widespread. Unfortunately, users are allowed to spread falsehoods with abandon. For years these social media giants ignored the “fake news” that is increasing on their platforms.

Law Protects Social Media

Fortunately for the social media giants, there is a law that protects them from almost anything people say on their sites. If that were not enough, it also protects them from censoring speech on their sites in most cases. Here is a link to the law as it now stands if you want to get into the specifics.

47 U.S.C. 230 – Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material

So what does that mean? Well, I’m not an attorney, but as I read it, the social media platforms have protection from the fake stuff that their users post, and they are protected if they censor real news in their posts. The total loser here is us.

Social Media Has Unabated Power

They have immense power, and I subscribe to the often quoted “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” I believe Abraham Lincoln is the person credited with the quote, but I could very well be wrong, and I have not yet fact-checked it. My point is we have allowed them to accumulate immense power and use it to manipulate us as they see fit.

Most recently, Twitter censored a tweet that contained a link to a Washington Post article about Joe Biden’s son. They went so far as to disable the newspaper’s Twitter account and even disabled other users’ accounts because their posts contained links to this article. While I have not had the will power to open the news today, I do not believe they have given a reason for their actions.

Then There Are The Politicians

Indeed, you didn’t think I would leave out the politicians. Not a chance. I am confident there are some good people in politics, but I don’t believe there are many. They get in office and will do just about anything to stay there and accumulate power, unabated.

Let’s face it, neither Democrats nor Republicans have earned our trust. Donald Trump is elected because mainstream politicians are nothing more than people who will tell you what you want to hear. He does not do that. It remains uncertain if he can get re-elected, but it will be for the same reason if Mr. Trump is defeated. He speaks what he feels, even if people don’t want to hear it.

So Now What?

We cannot trust the mainstream media, the social media, or the politicians, so who can we trust? That is the one billion dollar question. And I have barely scratched the surface of why we are in the current state of division.

But, with some good faith discussion and healthy disagreement, we can find the answer. We have to because it’s time to take our country back!

I’ll post my thoughts on some things we can do to change, but I certainly don’t have all the answers. I started by voting the other day, but that’s only the beginning. There is far more that has to we have to do. If we do nothing, we risk becoming another Venezuela or, worse, a hermit kingdom like North Korea. You may think I’m exaggerating, but there was a time we did not believe a single bomb could annihilate an entire city.

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