Today begins a three-part series in which I examine how social media like Facebook and search engines like Google seek to not only silence you if you’re not part of the Borg, but actually force-feed you their narrative.
The problem is not just that Facebook censors content, although it does; it’s a multifaceted issue, brought about partly by the fact that many misunderstand what the First Amendment protects, and what Facebook’s obligations are to the public. Add in Facebook’s leftist leadership, and their known propensity for stifling conservative and libertarian thought, and the result is a perfect storm, in which misunderstandings about freedom of speech are juxtaposed with Facebook’s leftist agenda.
The First Amendment’s provisions – freedom of religion, speech, assembly, petition, and the press – all have one thing in common; they are referring to a government-citizen relationship. The amendment does not, as many believe, create a free-for-all where anyone can say anything without consequence. In our personal lives, the things we say and do have repercussions; we all censor ourselves on a daily basis at our jobs and in our relationships; we do this not because we have to, but because we choose to, because it’s the responsible thing to do. The difference between individuals and Facebook, however, is that in our personal lives, we make that choice based on our own morals, our own beliefs, or the situation at hand. On Facebook, a faceless, nameless algorithm — or a human who disagrees with your viewpoints — makes the decision for you, based upon their morals, politics, and personal mood.
Robert Stacy McCain has an excellent piece up regarding the transgender propaganda and psyops campaign, and how it’s affecting children. He writes:
OK, so what happens when activists seize control of the education establishment and begin exploiting children’s psychological vulnerability? And what if the pro-LGBT indoctrination program (which the schools disguise as “anti-bullying” curriculum) is reinforced my television programming, including shows on PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV, etc., aimed at audiences of children from toddlers to teenagers?
What if dozens of academic researchers, including Ph.D.’s in psychology and sociology, are part of a government-funded push to encourage homosexuality and “gender non-conforming” behavior among kids? Well, if this were the case, what results could we expect to see?
Exactly what we’re seeing — a rash of children (and moronic parents) suddenly deciding that they aren’t what they were born to be.
While this isn’t typically the type of material I post here, I think it’s both fascinating and critical to understand. The Left has always been betterr at the Culture War, and this is just another conflict in that same war.
If at all possible, homeschool your kids. Teach them morals and a firm foundation. Answer the ridiculous crap they see on TV — or better yet, give them a book to read instead. The only person who can raise and train your child better than anyone else is you.
My latest article at Liberty Nation looks at the 180-degree turn that the Left has done with Wikileaks. (To be fair, the Right isn’t blameless either.)
Those days, however, are long gone, replaced by sycophants who email liberal presidential candidates their debate questions in advance and ask for guidance in how they should interview their opponents. Meanwhile, as scandals of horrific proportions played out on Wikileaks and individual citizens learned far more than they could ever stand to know about how corrupt Hillary Clinton and her crew were, the media decided Wikileaks had to be taken down. Suddenly Julian Assange was a pedophile. Facts didn’t matter—all that mattered was the narrative, and the narrative of the day is Democrats are off-limits.