There is a silent marriage between big government and big business. It’s called fascism, or was in Italy. We have much the same thing in America.
Big business has and will promote every ideology and philosophy known to man to disguise its madness for profits and government favors. All governments are fronts for monopoly capitalism (fascism). America is not a capitalist system by any stretch. This is obvious to any sober person.
Government benefits big business. Big business benefits government. There’s a revolving door between top brass in the multinational corporations and the halls of power in the District of Criminals. They run and populate the president’s cabinet offices and the alphabet soup regulatory agencies. (For evidence, go to the membership roster of the Council on Foreign Relations and see how many names you recognize from government, and study the bios of those you don’t.) In return, government policy is crafted and designed to enrich and favor big business.
The Big Tech companies are no exception and, in fact, prove the rule. Big Tech got/gets massive infusions from the national treasury – and are also government contractors — and in return they scarf up copious amounts of data and other information on their users and supply it to big government; their promises of data security notwithstanding.
With the corporate propaganda media losing its control over the flow of information, Big Tech is stepping in. And it’s partnering with the MSM and the power brokers who operate behind the scenes in an attempt to stifle any thought that falls outside the mainstream.
It’s doing this not just with government’s blessing, but with the threat of regulation or something more, as Communist Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut showed with his implied threat via Twitter.
Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 6, 2018
When a major U.S. politician states that something “must” happen, then there is the implied threat that if “something” doesn’t happen then government will respond with “something” more.
Senate democrats are already circulating plans to take over the internet and impose all manner of privacy-invading and speech-stifling laws.
Remember, we told you that everything that is public policy is politically correct, and everything that is politically correct is public policy. It’s how governments ensure conformity and control.
CNN, the Communist News Network that is a purveyor of much of today’s fake news, overtly advocated for the removal of Alex Jones’ websites and podcasts from technology platforms in an attempt to drive him out of business. Facebook, YouTube, Apple, Pinterest, Spotify, Stitcher, YouPorn, LinkedIn and MailChimp all obliged and banned Infowars last week. This week, the comment platform Disqus (which we use on Personal Liberty®, for now) and the video platform Vimeo joined in the purge.
CNN – known for cutting off guests being interviewed live when they venture into subjects contrary to the official narrative – claims to support free speech. But when Newseum, the museum of news media established “to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment” began selling President Donald Trump’s MAGA hats and t-shirts with the words “Fake News” in the CNN-style font on them, CNN sparked a social justice mob response that forced the museum to pull the items from its gift shop and issue an apology.
Other media outlets have joined in on the pile-on against Infowars and other deliverers of alternative news, claiming that “hate speech” (a nebulous, meaningless term) and “racism” (a term that was so overused in the Obama years that it, too, has lost its meaning) are “unacceptable” and have no place in a civilized society. In response, the media and tech giants have assumed the role of the government’s thought and speech police, with government sanction.
But it’s not just Infowars and so-called “alt-right” (another meaningless, fabricated term) media organs being removed from Big Tech; libertarians and so-called “alt-left” and far left sites are beginning to be purged.
No less than the U.S. Supreme Court, in Matal v. Tam, affirmed there is no such thing as “hate speech”:
[The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express “the thought that we hate.”
A law found to discriminate based on viewpoint is an “egregious form of content discrimination,” which is “presumptively unconstitutional.” … A law that can be directed against speech found offensive to some portion of the public can be turned against minority and dissenting views to the detriment of all. The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the government’s benevolence. Instead, our reliance must be on the substantial safeguards of free and open discussion in a democratic society.
The media and leftist elites love to call Trump a fascist, but in doing so they are engaging in Orwellian-style newspeak. Nationalism, crudeness or racism (not that we believe Trump is a racist) do not make one fascist. However, banning contrarian thought (21st century book burning) and beating people into submission – physically and verbally – are fascist tactics. The fascists of the left-wing terror group Antifa are far more fascist in their behavior and philosophy than Trump.
As historian Michael Leeden writes for Forbes:
This (calling Trump a fascist) is not a productive discussion. It has very little to do with fascism itself. For the most part, we hear about style, not ideas or ideology. We hear a lot about vulgarity, about the enthusiasm of crowds, and about threats to basic freedoms. All serious subjects, to be sure, but by making them reiterations of fascism (all the while saying they aren’t really fascism), we yank them from their proper context and make proper understanding of both fascism and our current crisis impossible.
Italian fascism, which came to power in 1922, was a war ideology. They argued that the country should be governed by the heroes of the First World War. The fascists fought violent socialist bands in the streets of Italy’s major cities (not so much a doctrinal conflict as a reaction to the Socialists’ opposition to the war). The street violence was not a monopoly of either fascists or Socialists, but characterized the whole society. Indeed, it characterized the whole continent. Remember that the Bolsheviks had seized power in Moscow, and were calling for global revolution. The Italian left was inspired by this revolutionary event, and fascism was in part a response to this threat.
This newspeak is dangerous to liberty.
Mind control through government propaganda has overshadowed any physical threat to our physical security. We are already in a psychological jail at the mercy of the propaganda ministry.
This is what is meant by benevolent totalitarianism. America has German-style fascism, just without the jackboots.
You don’t have to know that you are a slave to be one. Military occupation is no longer necessary (visibly). Total war goes on against the people all the time. Remember that corporations are also engaged in a corporate repeal of the 2nd Amendment, again with government blessing if not government sanction (see, Obama’s Operation Chokepoint).
Few people ever come to the realism that big government in cooperation with big business (fascism) work together to perpetually extract labor, wealth and liberty from the people.
The key to this conspiracy is to keep the people dependent on the government under what is euphemistically called “public policy.”