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.

Retour de Boris Le Lay sur le web: Deux nouvelles vidéos

Après la décision de Youtube de clôturer le compte de Boris Le Lay, ce dernier a décidé de changer de plateforme pour diffuser ses vidéos. Le site PewTube a la prétention de ne pas censurer les vidéos qu’elle publie en fonction de leur contenu politique. Espérons qu’ils ne feront pas marche arrière. Compte tenu du niveau de censure auquel les patriotes sont confrontés, c’est certainement une plateforme qu’ils peuvent utiliser pour diffuser leurs idées, tant que celle-ci restera libre et ouverte. Voici donc deux nouvelles vidéos de Boris Le Lay, publiées sur PewTube, où il explique et commente son exclusion de YouTube.

Censure globale de Youtube, Twitter, Facebook

La censure islamo-gauchiste et les moyens de la contourner

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.

The rally in Charlottesville: The ‘coup’ against the Alt-Right and Trump…

It pains me a great deal having to write this article but it is my duty as a responsible citizen to do so, so bear with me. Things are not going well with the Trump Administration. The policies put in place by President Trump are importantly different from those advertised by Candidate Trump and it doesn’t bode well for the future. What we saw in Charlottesville a few weeks ago when the supposed ‘white supremacist’ rally, called Unite The Right, happened was a real circus, a theater of smoke and mirrors to deceive the many. The media lied about it in a way for me that was unprecedented. I knew the media was lying but they surpassed anything I was expecting. Even Fox News, a supposedly right-wing network, lied up to their cheeks. The female host who was describing the events going on live was absolutely horrible, calling rallygoers racists and nazis. She was so completely over the top, unprofessional and dishonest that you were wondering if she was not making a pitch to be hired by some other network. I had to check the station identification logo to be sure.

To set the record straight, here is what happened at Charlottesville, from the facts and witnesses accounts that I could gather. Right-wingers of a variety of school of thought and political philosophy gathered in that town to protest the removal of Confederate monuments, the statue of Robert E. Lee among many. It was also an occasion to meet other right-wingers, to network and create bonds. A lawfull permit was given to the organizers and the police was informed of every detail. Everything was looking good. Rallygoers start to assemble in the morning and the atmosphere was peaceful. The police was monitoring and securing the event. Then the antifa showed up and increased their numbers rapidly. Some of them were armed with clubs and other weapons. Then for some reasons not explained the rally was declared unlawful, the State of Emergency was declared and things deteriorated rapidly. The police, at the request of local authorities clearly not in sync with the ideas and values of rallygoers, pushed Unite the Right participants toward the antifa thugs making them easy targets for injuries of all sorts. What is important to precise here, again according to people who were there such as Richard Spencer and others, is that the perimeter had been set in a way that made rallygoers trapped and had nowhere to go to escape the antifa. So violence broke out between the two groups. That’s a chance that right-wingers brought shields to defend themselves. Then, there was also the incident with the car but we don’t even know if it was intentional. We don’t know the circumstances.

The media portrayed the whole event as a nazi and KKK event while it was nothing of the sort. There might have been a few people with nazi flags but that doesn’t make all rallygoers nazis. Effectively, if your neighbour puts a Bolivian flag on his balcony that doesn’t make the whole neighbourhood Bolivian. You also have to remind yourself that sometimes people in the New Right or the Alt-Right for exemple use nazi paraphernelia as a means of provocation, not because they are real nazis. I agree with Richard Spencer when he says that the Charlottesville rally was a total set up. Everything was ready, the police, local authorities, the media, to be able to present the event as a nazi rally.

But then who was the target of such an extensive operation? Obviously the Alt-Right movement first, which is gaining momentum and in strength rapidly. I think that those who planned this ‘coup’ against the movement wanted to be able to tie in the stain of nazism to the Alt-Right to be able, in turn, to get to President Trump. You see, the media and the Left have been trying unsuccessfully for months to portray Trump as somebody who ‘collude with Russia’. They have been repeating this story over and over again but it doesn’t stick. It is obvious that they have decided to change tactics: If the Russia label doesn’t work maybe the nazi label will. That’s what it was all about. Members of the Alt-Right movement, largely represented at this rally in Charlottesville, were instrumental in providing support to Candidate Trump to assure his victory on November 8. They made the difference, so to speak. So they were targeted to be smeared as nazis in Charlottesville, by the Left and other nefarious forces, to be able to smear Trump himself in a second step as a nazi and discredit him.

Then you have Trump’s response to the events. To be perfectly honest, I am not sure that Trump gets it the way he should. Or maybe he gets it but his entourage don’t let him think besides what Washington expects. In the very dangerous world in which we live, the puck is going very fast. So, in order to survive and win, you have to think fast and act fast. In the aftermath of the rally in Charlottesville, Trump provided a response that was rubber-stamped by the swamp, so to speak. He talked about ‘bigotry, hatred, racism, etc. Then, a few days later, going off script, he provided a much better response when he denounced ‘violence on both sides’. But again that’s not what happened.

It is obvious that Charlottesville was a set up, a very clever, meticulous, articulate information warfare and propaganda operation designed to break Trump’s Presidency. All the signs are there showing that a soft ‘coup’ is under way to overthrow the President and marginalize his supporters. Within the Administration, those who support his agenda and policies are being pushed aside, fired or dismissed. The ousting of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka are sending the signal that the Trump Presidency will not be about what Candidate Trump made campaign on. Also, those who support or used to support President Trump are being kicked out of social media, they see their videos on Youtube being demonetized, censored, they see their access cut from payments services, etc, in other terms they are being targeted for their political ideas. In that regard, everybody can notice that there seems to be more censorship going on since Trump took office than there was during Obama’s Presidency. Obama transfered the control of the internet to ICANN, the organism that delivers names and numbers for websites. Technically, while that is still a matter of interpretation by legal experts and lawyers, that transfert took off the protection offered by the First Amendment on speech, since now it is no longer the government that is in control of the internet but a non-profit organization.

President Trump could have easily denounced that transfer and proposed to cancel it, bringing it back under the government’s control. Why hasn’t he done that? President Trump said a few times that he would defend ‘religious liberty’. Well…there’s just one problem. Religious liberty and freedom of speech are not compatible. If you look at history, you will notice that very often religions were imposed on populations by force, sometimes by the sword. So religions spread throughout the world thanks to their ability to suppress the freedom of speech of those they wanted to convert. As far as I know, all religions of any importance did it. And today, we have to face the problem of Muslims trying to impose shariah law on non-Muslims. To let the Muslims deliver their propaganda in order for them to impose shariah on us is not ‘liberty’. It is folly and submission. When President Trump made his trip to Saudi Arabia to meet with the leaders of the Muslim and Arab nations, he was received and treated as a king. Personally, I am not sure I like it. Islam is a supremacist religion that tolerates nothing and no one outside its realm. When Muslims don’t like somebody, usually, that’s a good sign, a sign that that person is not submitting to shariah and is actually defending our values and freedoms. In that regard, you could say that Muslims are divided on Trump. Some of them like him, others don’t. Recently, Muslim activitst Linda Sarsour proposed the idea that resisting Trump was a form of jihad. Was the whole circus of Charlottesville part of that jihad?

I would like to finish with this broader question: How far are we willing to go in the West to accommodate the Muslim world before getting destroyed? I suggest that you listen to these two witnesses accounts, those of Richard Spencer and James Allsup.

Republicans strengthen right-wing Jihad against the poor, leftists, liberals and anyone who don’t think like them

Well, well, well… Look at what we got here… These days, in Wisconsin, there is literally a vendetta against unions to finish off any capacity from the poorest segment of the population of our so-called « democratic » countries to organize and defend themselves against the sharks and wolves of the ultra-rich. Many Republicans perceive unions as being « socialist ». Really? But… haven’t they read the Gospel, where Jesus is presented as somebody who shares with, gives and help his brothers? How this sacred Jihad against unions is in any way compatible with the most basic principles of social-democracy, liberalism, which is based on the Gospel? It is not. And you know why? Because it is just another deception, a mascarade to hide the pro-fascist agenda of the Republican Party. Republicans want to destroy the middle class and with it, social-democracy itself. That‘s what they are trying to do.

You want another example? Take this story about Ron Schiller, Foundation President at the National Public Radio network. It appears that he has been set up by a right-wing activist, James O’Keefe, a specialist of these matters apparently who, among other targets, helped to destroy the credibility of ACORN. O’Keefe sent two of his accomplices, Shaughn Adeleye and Simon Templar (we can bet that is not his real name either…) to pose as members of a phony Muslim Brotherhood front group, the Muslim Education Action Center. During this highly edited interview, we can hear and see Schiller, among other things, making negative comments on the Tea Party and the Republican Party. O’Keefe then posted the hidden-camera video on Youtube, which led to a media scandal and the firing of chief executive Vivian Schiller, no relation with the other. Evidently, taken out of context, the different comments Schiller made sound rather unacceptable for an executive. But O’Keefe hasn’t provided us yet with the unedited version of the interview, which I guess would be revealing. But I think we can assume that we will never have the chance to see the integral of the recording…

NPR is getting accustomed to conservative harassment. In the 1990s and in 2005, similar attempts were made on them. These recent attacks are part of a global strategy from the Republicans to cut off on « federal spending », which is only a pretext to cease all kinds of social measures and programs that help the poor and the middle class in the U.S. Last month, a bill was passed in the House of Representatives that would end funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports NPR. Frankly, this O’Keefe is a manipulator and a right-wing biggot. I provide you here with an article and the videos that O’Keefe made available on Youtube on this story. In the first one, you will be able to judge for yourself how edited it is and how it cannot have any credibility whatsoever for that reason. Not knowing the general context in which these comments were made, one cannot induce an interpretation like O’Keefe does. But it doesn’t matter for the Republican Party. They are after the poor and the middle class and they are ready to crush everyone on their path.

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Le Figaro souffrirait-il d’islamo-gauchisme?

Voici le discours de Sarkozy à la nation  du 27 février 2011. Il y parle notamment de la politique étrangère de la France et du remaniement ministériel qu’il a effectué dernièrement. Le journal Le Figaro a été assez « généreux » pour nous offrir sur YouTube des « extraits » de ce discours, que voici. C’est drôle mais…tous les passages où l’on entend le Président de la République faire des références à la défense de la patrie contre certains risques extérieurs, à l’importance d’encourager des leaders dans le monde arabe qui ne sont pas des islamistes, à l’importance des protéger les valeurs occidentales de populations migrantes désespérées, bref toutes les références visant à mettre en valeur la protection de l’Europe des divagations islamiques et identitaires des populations du Maghreb et du moyen-Orient en général, ont été laissées de côté par Le Figaro. Non mais vraiment, pour qui vous prenez-vous? De quel droit pouvez-vous censurer le discours du Président Sarkozy? Les Français ont le droit d’entendre et de voir l’intégral du discours, pour ceux qui n’ont pas eu la chance de l’écouter en direct à la télé, et de juger par eux-mêmes des propos tenus. Le choix « éditorial » que vous faites des extraits pue l’islamo-gauchisme invétéré. Si vous êtes favorable à l’Islam au niveau idéologique, dîtes-le donc simplement mais ne venez pas essayer de jouer dans la tête des gens. On a en rien à foutre de votre lâcheté, de votre trahison. Vous n’avez pas la colonne vertébrale de défendre la France et l’Europe, tant pis pour vous.

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