The future of social media, regulation and our rights in the electronic age…

This week’s shooting at Youtube was certainly a very tragic and sad event. Curiously, the media has not talked about it a lot, for reasons that are still unclear. Personally, to the contrary, I think that this very sad event presents us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the ways to take back control of the steering wheel of our numerous electronic platforms and devices.

So let me plunge right in by saying that Big Tech companies have gone way too far in the way they handle our personal information, in the way they are tracking us 24/7 and in the way they treat their «users». Since these companies are american ones, it is the responsibility of the U.S. government to make sure that they comply with the most basic values and principles of the United States. That is why I think that the time has come to give these Big Tech companies the status of public utilities, in the same category as the phone, the gas and the electricity. Electronic services have become so entrenched in our lives that now it is impossible for anyone to live and function without them. I know that President Trump is not keen on regulation. However, there are circumstances where regulation is the only solution. Social media and internet companies are absolutely incapable of minding their own stores. They don’t have the discipline, the clear-eye that is necessary to do that and most especially, until now, they had a de facto carte blanche to do whatever they wanted. This has got to stop. Presently, this is the far west in the world of electronics. Anything goes. Regulation seems to me like the only solution because, if we wait for these companies to come with some sort of arrangement, they never will.

There are two things absolutely essential for me that are in order to rule this problem. First of all, Big Tech companies would have to be obliged, by law, to conform their policies, behavior, contracts, platforms to the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Their «Terms of Use» and «Privacy Policy» documents would have to say that explicitly. Presently, with the current arrangement, we have lost all privacy and our data is shared with anybody without our knowledge. Their documents, in their current form, could easily be renamed «Terms of Misuse» and «Invasion of your Privacy Policy». To start with, these documents are written in a legal language that is evasive for most people. It is gibberish for the common man so even if we actually read them, there is nothing we can understand. Most of the terms present in these contracts are vague, undefined and the language used in general remains meaningless for most of us who are not used to legal writing. What the common man needs is a document that can be read easily with precise terms and formulated in a way that make sure that the person understands what he/she agrees to. In the current situation, most of internet users have absolutely no idea to what they have agreed to by accepting the «Terms of Use» and «Privacy Policy». If they had understood what these contracts were really implying legally, maybe they would have decided not to use one or several of these platforms. To give just an example, there is always a paragraph in these documents that says that the company may share some information with «third parties». Well…could we have the list of these «third parties»? They are not mentioned by name, so how the hell are we supposed to agree on «terms of use» if we don’t know who will handle our information?

The other thing is what I would call the burden of proof. Presently, the burden of proof is on the shoulders or the «users». Users have to behave in a way that is more and more in line with political correctness, diversity and the agenda of the Left in general. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google/Youtube, Apple can terminate your account or your monetization at any time arbitrarily for any reason and you can’t appeal their decision. They have the absolute power over you…because their services are free. Users don’t pay for the service so they are at the complete mercy of these companies and their will. In a normal business relationship, the burden of proof is on the shoulders of the service provider, the company, and it has to please its clientele, which are called not «users» but «customers». The words we use are important. If you are a customer a service provider will have no other choice but to respect your rights and give you satisfaction if the company wants to keep your monthly fee coming in every month. That’s why it is imperative that we start paying for the use of these platforms. It is only this way that we will ever be respected. If millions of people give, let’s say, 25 dollars a month each for their Facebook, Google, Twitter or Apple accounts, it is unlikely that these corporations would suspend or terminate any accounts because there is language used that is not politically correct or opinions that are not approved. They would simply keep going and let the police handle the very heavy cases. Also, the status of public utilities given to these companies would also protect customers against arbitrary decisions to cancel or suspend accounts. Of course, they could still terminate accounts for non-payment but in order to terminate accounts for other reasons, it is reasonable to envision that would be required by law to present their case before a judge in a court of law in order to protect the rights of the customers. And obviously, everything that I have said above also apply to smartphones, since they connect to the internet and record a great quantity of information on theirs users.

You must have heard many times the popular expression that says that «he who pays calls the shots». It was true ten thousand years and it is still true today. Since a couple of years, we have seen a number of conservative voices, bloggers and activists being censored, de-platformed, demonetized, etc. It would never have happened if they had been customers instead of just «users» and, on top of that, it would never have been possible in the first place if the companies had been required, by law, to abide by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as I have said above. How the protections granted by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights could be extended to citizens living outside the U.S. will certainly be a very difficult and long legal challenge. Because, in the current situation, it is too easy for the totalitarian states of the world to use our Big Tech companies against us. We are defenseless since these corporations have adopted a business model that makes them perfect tools to attack and undermine our societies. Why should these Big Tech companies do dirty tricks on behalf of China, Russia, North Korea while they could defend and uphold our values and civilization instead? It is not the communists and the terrorists who are kicked out of social media. It is the conservatives and right-wingers. Don’t you see what is going on? I will leave you will a short video of Project Veritas, the fourth part of the Twitter series. It last only two minutes but it says it all.

Some tips of advice to political dissidents, resistants, right-wingers and alt-righters

As America’s Left is getting ready to take down Trump, or at least trying to do so, the timing is perfect for me to present some pieces of advice to patriots out there who might wonder how exactly it is possible to survive in the very dangerous world we live in. That a bunch of thugs are trying to take out the good guys is nothing new. It is a movie that we have seen before. So to all political dissidents, resistants, right-wingers, alt-righters, in other terms everyone who is trying to fight the monstrous beast that is devouring the human race at this time, here is what I have to say to you, to help you, if it is possible. I am providing these tips and recommendations not necessarily in order of importance but rather randomly. Also, due to the sensitive nature of these tips, I invite you to read between the lines. As with any good book, the most interesting stuff is always between the lines. Here we go.

1- Try to compartmentalize your life as much as possible. To avoid the very uncomfortable situation in which Henrik Palmgren and Lana Lokteff of Red Ice TV found themselves when their website was hacked recently, it is important that you separate, as much as possible, the four basic categories of your life: Your source of income, your political life, your sentimental life and your friendships. In the case of this nice couple who is running Red Ice TV, it is impossible for them to do otherwise since everything they do is mingled together. In effect, their political activity, which they do as a couple, is at the same time their main source of income. That’s a fundamental mistake that you, out there, who might be thinking about jumping in into the political landscape should avoid. A political activist should never expect to gain a salary from a political activity. It is wiser to have a job and keep it rather than to expect donations to pour in. Also, to depend on Youtube advertisement revenue to pay your bills is not very smart, as Youtube can pull the plug on you at any time. Regarding personal matters now, your sentimental life should remain outside both your job environment and your political engagement. To have a relationship at work has the tendency to complicate things greatly and it can put your job at jeopardy sometimes. You can have friends at work but make sure they never meet with your other friends that you might have at social clubs for example. I am bringing that up because the more your life is integrated into one big piece, the easier you are to be taken down. All your enemies have to do is to craft one single operation and you are out. On the other hand, if your life is compartmentalized, these same enemies now have to craft several smaller operations to destroy you. It represents more work and so more possibility for failure. In other terms, don’t make it too easy for our enemies to attack and destroy us. Compartmentalization puts barriers and safety mechanisms that will prevent a total destruction of your life.

2- Lose your illusions on social media. Social media platforms don’t care about you. They care about their profit and their reputation. Also, when you register on them, you have to understand that you are being reduced to the electronic trail that you leave. And for the Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc, of this world, that’s what you are, an electronic trail. So to contemplate the idea that these companies could and should respect your rights is rather grotesque. Users of social media can use these platforms as much as they want, for free… But wait a minute. Have you ever wondered why it is ‘free’? In this world, nothing is free. There is a price for everything. So the only logical conclusion to all this is that for social media, the content you upload on their platforms has a value that is, at least, equal to a monthly fee that you could provide. A residential phone line may costs around 20 to 30 dollars in Canada or the U.S. Now if you consider that with Facebook for example, you can reach your friends and contacts anywhere around the world, at any time, and as much as you want, and that service is supposed to be ‘free’? There is something that we don’t understand here. If social media platforms don’t charge us for the great service that they are providing, it can only mean that they make much more money differently. Spontaneously, you could say that they are maybe selling our data, or electronic trail, out there to the highest bidder. But there is worse. The data provided by the millions of users constitutes a gigantic data bank on persons. And that is absolutely invaluable. There are so many ways that this information can be exploited, against us most of the time. Some might even take control of the whole planet with that. It is a pity that, lured by the gratuitousness of their service, so many individuals have put literaly their whole lives on Facebook and Twitter.

3- Stop considering your appartment or house as a safe zone. We live in a very dangerous world. Everywhere is a theater of war. Anything can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. You should not consider what you call ‘home’ as a safe place. We live surrounded by electronics. These devices can record all kinds of information about us and send them to third parties that we are not even aware of. This information then can be exploited against you by anyone who has the will and the capability. If it is not already the case, you should behave at ‘home’ the same way you behave in a public place. Recently, a woman in the Province of Quebec made a troubling discovery. She found that one of her neighbours was spying on her. He had installed cameras in the attic and through the walls. If it happened to her, it can happen to you. To see the complete story, if you read French, you can see this article.

4- Stop considering food products as safe by default. You should always be extremely careful about what you eat. Don’t take for granted that it is safe, whether you are at home, at the supermarket or at a restaurant. A lot of chemicals, vaccines, pesticides, hormones, etc, are added to food products in the non-organic food industry. Mega food corporations are in a business that is very profitable are every decisions they make is made for profit. You should make food choices that will favor your health and your safety, not you wallet. Everybody understand that grocery is expensive but you shouldn’t take any chances. Use your brain and if you have any doubts about certain products, don’t use them. Destroy them instead.

5- Our elites are not after the terrorists, they are after you. Sad but true. That’s why it is important to remind ourselves how difficult it is to be a political dissident in the West. The West is no longer free. It has become a new Soviet Union, disguised behind the numerous flags of the countries of Europe and North America. To a large extent, the terror threat has been fabricated in order to strip the populations of their rights and then seize their wealth. If you look at the history of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, that’s exactly what happened. We are being told of a terror threat and so forth, but when it comes down to legislation on the matter, it is always citizens, patriots and nationalists who get hammered down the most. Recently, after giving 10.5 millions dollars to Omar Khadr, a terrorist, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada struck again. He gave another large portion of Canadian tax-payers’ money, 31.3 millions dollars to be precise, to three men of Middle East extraction suspected of terrorist activity. It speaks volumes about what is the real agenda of these elites and who is considered an ally and who a friend. So, in that context, it is important that you realize that you will meet considerable opposition and hostility if you choose to continue on the path of resistance and political dissidence. You have to expect to be put under surveillance, at least for a certain period of time. That surveillance may include the fact of being followed, recorded and filmed, at least for a while. Of course, all situations are different. There are significant variations from country to country, and between individuals. There are not two cases that are exactly similar. And the term ‘surveillance’ most be understood in a broad sense. In effect, during the time you are being ‘surveilled’, considerable pressure can be put on you using various techniques of harassment and intimidation. This harassment and intimidation has the obvious goal of trying to make you quit the path of resistance in favor of the herd. And here you have to make a choice. You have to decide whether you are man or a woman of conviction or not. You are the only one who can make that call.

As I am reflecting on the future that is looming for humankind, I can’t help but to think that we are heading toward destruction. The world is collapsing and unless there is a serious course correction in our values and in our behavior, it will be a complete catastrophe. Time is running out.

Le documentaire « Death by China »

Ce documentaire présente les réalités de la Chine communiste au-delà des lubies disneylandesques que l’on nous raconte dans les médias occidentaux. Depuis que la Chine a joint l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce, ce sont des millions d’emplois, très souvent de bons emplois industriels, qui ont pris la route de la Chine. En échange de ces emplois que nos élites politiques, financières, commerciales ont laissé aller vers ce pays et d’autres où la main-d’oeuvre est à bon marché, nous n’avons récolté que le chômage, la désindustrialisation et la perte d’expertise. Les bons emplois d’autrefois ont été remplacés par des emplois au salaire minimum chez Walmart ou Dollarama. La Chine communiste, dans le silence complice des médias et de la classe politique occidentale, pratique le travail forcé, l’esclavage et ne respecte pratiquement aucune norme environnementale ou de sécurité au travail. Les produits qu’elle fabrique sont souvent dangereux et de piètre qualité. Nous aurions tout intérêt à ramener sur notre sol ces usines qui ont fait la force de l’Occident par le passé. Un nombre impressionnant de spécialistes et d’analystes ont été interviewés pour ce film que vous pourrez entendre en visionnant ce documentaire.

Émission #827 de l’animateur radio Dave Emory: Réflections sur l’affaire Edward Snowden

Emory livre ici ses impressions et réflexions sur l’affaire Edward Snowden, alors que ce dernier pourrait très bien être tout autre chose qu’un patriote. Emory passe en revue les associations professionnelles connues de Snowden, ses manifestations sur internet révélant ses idées et conceptions du monde. L’animateur discute également des implications des nouvelles technologies que nous maîtrisons à peine et qui risquent de créer des problèmes dont nous ne soupçonnons pas encore toute la portée. Nous vivons déjà dans un monde de type « meilleur des mondes » et/ou « 1984 » et cette situation s’accentuera dans les années à venir, puisque les nouvelles inventions qui voient le jour présentement ne feront que renforcer le contrôle immense que les grands de ce monde possède déjà sur le moindre des citoyens et le menu détail de sa vie personnelle. Il n’y a plus de vie privée ni de liberté d’expression ni de droits. Nous vivons dans une téléréalité 24 heures sur 24 et les perspectives annoncées par le monde de demain sont absolument terrifiantes. Voici la page web décrivant l’émission ainsi que le fichier audio:

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Karl Rove and the Piggy back Coup

« Things don’t happen. They are made to happen » – JFK

This quote from JFK sums up very well the events in North Africa. As we can see here with Dave Emory’s last show and post, these events were in preparation since at least a couple of years, and they are now implemented according to the calendar that had been set up from the start. The Third Reich of today is simply continuing the agenda set forth by the Robber Barons of Wall Street in the 1910’s and 1920’s. Following the implementation of the Webb-Pomerene Act of 1918 that created loopholes in earlier anti-trust laws, such as the Sherman Act and the Clayton Anti-Trust Act of 1914, the Robber Barons created three mafias, the Nazis, the Bolsheviks and Islamic fanatic organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood to be able to create and maintain cartels overseas (see John Loftus’ America Nazi’s Secret). The Robber Barons’ successors probably want now to unite Africa under Islam to be able to syphon off all of its wealth. It is incredible the naivety with which people let themselves be duped by the machinations of the operatives of these transnational corporations. People don’t use their brain. They let themselves be carried away by emotions engineered and manufactured in the labs of the Third Reich. They forget to reflect on events to see who will profit from them.

I am sorry to say that, unfortunately, Obama has probably been set up to play the role of the ship’s fool. Just seeing the other day when he decorated G.H.W. Bush with the Medal of Freedom was surreal. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Either he is in fact in league with these people or, as Emory suggests, he has been badjacketed to a point where he is completely discredited and turned into derision.

The fascism/fascination with which crowds are ousting Presidents one after the other in Africa gives me the impression that the Third Reich has probably reconsidered its links to catholicism, among others. Traditionaly, power has always been shared, and it is universal in evolved societies, with a bicephalous structure: secular power on one side and religious power on the other, whatever it is. I wonder if a decision hasn’t not been made to replace christian faiths, which have taken a more center-left approach since the ’60, with Islam, which is definitely more traditional. The fact that Christians are massacred throughout the world today by Muslim supporters could be seen as an indication of that. Religion is opium for the people and as Emory says, the first refuge of a scoundrel. Religion serves the interests of the people running the show on the global theater, if it presents an agenda compatible with theirs. Listen to this great radio show by Dave Emory, leading expert on fascism:

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