There is one thing that we need to understand really quickly: We have been had. There is no such thing as a free lunch. There is a price for everything because there is a cost to everything. We have been naive enough to believe that we could use social media for free and that there was a not a catch. Big Tech companies don’t want our money. They want our data. They have ensnared us to give them that data by presenting their services as «free». Now that most of humans on the planet have been analyzed, classified and sold out, we find ourselves in a situation where our freedoms are being taken away from us. Clearly, our own data is being used against us. These Big Tech companies are monopolies that need to be broken and one wonders why Trump has done anything about it yet. Maybe it’s because they are american companies and that he doesn’t want to do anything that could harm them. Or maybe that’s because they are collecting intelligence for the United States and other governments and that is priceless… Who knows. In the end, the future of mankind will probably be decided by the way this situation is handled. Zach Vorhies talks here about his experience at Youtube and explores these issues with host Henrik Palmgren.
I always thought that Apple was different from the ‘other’ Big Tech companies. I thought that, since their machines are difficult to hack, are more secure, more stable, they were on our side…Maybe I was wrong. In this video, Alex Jones brings some interesting facts about Apple that should raise a few red flags, so to speak. The company seems to become more and more friendly with communist China and they are not alone. We know that Google has adapted some of it practices and technologies to please the power elite in China, such as the development of a search engine that will allow the government to censor what people can see and find. Also, communist China has begun implementing a system of ‘social credit score’ by which individuals are rated in society in regard to everything they might say or do. These moves by Big Tech companies such as Apple and Google are frightening. They are showing that they are beginning to act as if China was the new number one superpower of the world. One wonders if they consider themselves de facto ‘Chinese’ companies now. They certainly behave as if they were. Tim Cook utilizes the word ‘curate’ during interviews to describe Apple’s mission. Alex Jones brings the proximity of that word with the word ‘cauterize’, which is very interesting and relevant. It seems that the CEOs of our Big Tech companies have capitulated to the communist Chinese. I don’t know if Tim Cook is the most dangerous living person in the world but the facts that are brought here are very frightening and don’t bode well for the future. After the video, you will find an article by Gordon Chang summarizing the rise of totalitarianism in China.
In this interview with Alex Jones on Infowars, Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba discusses the circumstances in which his social-media website, Gab, has been the target of a coordinated attack by the elites and the liberal media to make him and his platform the scapegoat of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Paypal and other providers have announced following the shooting that they would no longer do business with Gab, as if the social-media was responsible for the actions of the shooter (who had an account on Gab). This is completely silly but all too familiar. Besides, one wonders if the Big Tech companies (such as Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc) have not seized the occasion on the aftermath to try to knock off one of their competitors. The last portion of the video is particularly delicious, where Jones makes a summary of the very bad situation in which we find ourselves in. The communist Chinese are imposing their worldview and their system little by little, in total silence, and most of the people don’t even notice it.
Alternative media Red Ice TV is under attack, again, because of their non-politically correct views. The latest development in this ongoing saga concerns the payment gateway for their website that has been shut down by Paypal. The consequence is that they can no longer receive the money that they use to receive from subscribers and members. Last year, at the time of the Unite The Right rally (that was a total set up), their website was hacked while they were on the road to the now famous nationalist gathering. Here is the video where they present the details of this new ordeal. When you look at it, it is obvious that it is the continuation of the hacking operation that took place last year during the nationalist rally. A week ago, they were just finished to be ready to start back production in their new studio…and this happens. It is obvious that whoever did this waited for the best timing to do it. In others terms, they let the hosts of Red Ice TV invest time, money, energy, etc, to sabotage it when it was done. That gives you and idea of the level of perversity and sickness of the people that we, nationalists, are fighting against. Anyway, we have to support people like that who do what they do. In case you haven’t notice, people who are ready to go against the current and show their faces in the media come in very short supply these days. We have no choice but to show support, our future is at stake. The next video features Lana Lokteff of Red Ice TV, asking President Trump to pass a law to protect his supporters (it is urgent!) against censorship and political discrimination.
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.
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.