As our culture continues to decline at an accelerated rate and my focus has shifted to the COVID lockdowns and the possible mandated Pfizer vaccine that has a 42% rate of immunity as well as my Master’s Degree experience with Critical Race Theory at the university, I have ignored two issues that were my personal obsessions since the September 11th terrorist attacks. Nothing has created more personal political activism than the fight to protect the neutrality and freedom of the internet and fighting against the United States’ foreign adventures against terrorism. Even though I donated money to charities, blogged about these issues on Blogger, and told everyone I knew whether they were concerned or not, these two issues remain important to me going on 20 years. Right now, they remain two of the most important political problems in the United States of 2021. The tech companies are acting like power mad dictators disappearing anyone who does not fit into the “government” narrative. This censorship affects respected doctors, anti-COVID 19 vaccine proponents like RFK Jr., an ex-president, and now an acting Senator. The reason why it is important to differentiate between the conservative argument that only “right wing” voices instead of “anti-government narrative” voices (Which is the correct observation) are being censored is that conservatives are not the only ones to have suffered online censorship even though they have borne the brunt of most of it. Even liberals that stray from the orthodoxy of the United States government narrative have found themselves in the firing line of online removal. This article will not focus on the out-of-control tyrants that run Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Mailchimp, PayPal, Apple, and all the other large technology companies that are currently doing the bidding of our intelligence services and the Democratic Party. This blog is going to look at some of the burgeoning ‘alternatives’ that are stepping outside the mainstream opinion and are actually preserving online freedom. I also want to make a comment on the Afghanistan War that has apparently come to an end today, August 15th, 2021, with a pathetic American defeat and at least 2.2 trillion dollars wasted on absolutely nothing since 2001.
I have never trusted the tech companies. This distrust existed even before THE SOCIAL NETWORK came out and revealed Mark Zuckerberg as an uncaring psychopath. I understood the power of “online” media very quickly in how it can amplify the individual voice as well as large vocal minorities. But the idea that the government could take control over this powerful tool of information always existed as a possibility in my mind. Can you imagine the excitement that Stalin or Hitler would have had if the World Wide Web had existed in the 1930s and 1940s while they were consolidating power? The Democrats have openly admitted that they are trying to manipulate the content online for their own personal benefit. Since the tech companies are acting on behalf of our government, it moves their behavior into a Constitutional grey area that neither the Democrats nor the tech oligarchs seem concerned about. My final straw occurred this weekend when Rand Paul was suspended from YouTube for an undisclosed time due to “anti-mask” comments even though he has repeatedly cited medical research explaining that mask mandates have done “NOTHING” to stop the spread of COVID-19. This research can be found here, here and here. It does not matter whether Rand Paul is “correct” in his opinion or not. Science is an ever-changing field that evolves as new ideas are researched, analyzed, and discovered. A new generation of scientists will come along in the future and challenge the orthodoxy of a scientific fact and the world will question why we did it the “incorrect” way for the last half of a Century. Even though YouTube will use a scientific study to legitimize the censorship of the acting Senator, they are choosing to side with a particular viewpoint echoed by our own government and the pharmaceutical companies. This rapid increase in censorship is finally leading to a much-deserved backlash. Many ‘legacy’ journalists are leading a rebellion and have decided to pushback against these tyrannical companies and create legitimate alternatives to these propaganda outlets. In huge news, Glenn Greenwald has abandoned YouTube in favor of the video startup company Rumble. His announcement and the millions that follow him for his inciteful research and hard-hitting journalism is huge for this platform. The news led off Tucker Carlson’s broadcast on Thursday, August 12th. Joining him on Rumble is ex-presidential candidate and anti-war Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, Comedian Bridget Phetasy and many other “anti-establishment” voices. The last time a platform threatened the mainstream tech platforms, it was ripped off the internet through collusion by Apple, Amazon and Google. As Rumble continues to grow exponentially, we are going to find out if history will repeat itself again.
Besides Rumble, I think it is imperative to start using alternative websites even if their usability is not on the same level as Apple, Google, or Facebook who scrounge your data to give you a more personalized experience. Here are some options.
Rumble or Odysee over YouTube
MeWe or Minds over Facebook
Any Linux OS over Microsoft Windows 10 or Apple’s iOS and MacOS
DuckDuckGo or StartPage over Bing, Google or Yahoo
Brave, Firefox or Vivaldi over Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge
Jango Radio or Spotify over YouTube Music or Amazon Music
Storygraph over Goodreads and Kindle (Both owned by Amazon)
There is still not a good third option apart from Android by Google and IOS by Apple for a smartphone OS. The evil Reid Hoffman and the Microsoft owned LinkedIn dominate the professional social networking space. So many alternatives are still needed for complete separation from these companies. Even though I prefer more open-source solutions over proprietary (This is a long topic for another blog), using an independent for-profit company or a large company that rests apart from the tech companies like Spotify is still better than selling your soul to these evil tech oligarchs. The last fucking thing I want to do is pay for another trip to space for Jeff Bezos.
This picture is worth more words than I could ever dictate. One of these photos is the desperate evacuation from Vietnam in 1975. The other photo is the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan today. As I have been preaching to everyone I know since the invasion of Iraq in 2003 which converted me into an anti-war activist, all these Middle Eastern Wars were destined for complete failure. The neo-conservatives that exist amongst the Cheney clan, Bill Kristol and the other warmongers like Marco Rubio, Lindsay Graham and the rotting in hell John McCain were always wrong about these wars. These corrupt and evil individuals are now slithering their way into the Democratic Party (Thanks to Obama and Biden). If there was justice, Apple, Google, and Facebook would censor these cowards immediately starting with Dick Cheney’s demon spawn daughter Liz who is serving in the House of Representatives.
There will be more on this topic in the future. I hope everyone has a productive week.
EXPERT OF SOME