Big tech’s increasingly repressive censorship is ushering in totalitarianism. From Doug Casey at internationalman.com:
International Man: Recently, Big Tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, and many others de-platformed the sitting president of the US.
Apple and Google also removed the conservative social media app Parler—an alternative to Twitter—from their app stores. Amazon removed Parler from its web hosting services.
Are we seeing the beginning of widespread censorship in the country? What comes next?
Doug Casey: A friend of mine sent me a quote from Ayn Rand the other day. Rand was without doubt one of the greatest intellectuals of the 20th century. In fact, people’s reaction to her and her ideas acts as a litmus test for how they feel about almost everything in life.
Rand said, “Once a country accepts censorship of the press and of speech, then nothing can be won without violence. Therefore, so long as you have free speech, protect it. This is the life and death issue in this country: do not give up the freedom of the press, of newspapers, books, magazines, television, radios, movies, and every other form of presenting ideas. So long as that’s free, a peaceful intellectual turn is possible.”
She’s 100% correct.
Media platforms and Big Tech are overreaching at this point. By doing so, they’ve brought the whole situation to a head. It’s going to go one way or another and probably wind up with violence, especially as the economy falls apart, and inflation gets out of control. Or we will have catastrophic deflation. Or both.