Skip to comments.Assange, Infowars, & The Constitution
Posted on 08/07/2018 4:32:55 PM PDT by vannrox
This morning I woke up, looked around me, and saw a world sinking into a quagmire of voluntary censorship, a world willing to let someone far away choose what it can and cannot see of itself, and about itself. A world that no longer appears to recognize, or care, that this goes directly against its founding principles of liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press.
I can think of many reasons why someone would want to ban Infowars and Alex Jones, and I dont even know them other than from incidental tweets and comments. But I also acknowledge that that is not the point. Just because you would like to ban a person or organization, just because you dont agree with them, doesnt mean you can, or should be able to.
And if Facebook, Google, Apple, Spotify and Pinterest -all within hours of each other-, think its a good idea to ban Jones regardless, they had better do a lot better than saying something about violating their community standards. They should identify specific instances where these alleged violations take place, and identify them publicly.
You cant ban anyone on vague standards from media that cover half the planet. Because thats a danger to the entire planet, and to all of mankind. As Facebook and Google are very busy lobbying Washington, Brussels et al to drop any anti-trust charges against them, and let them continue to be private enterprises, they are shirking ever close to the various intelligence communities.
Politicians and secret agents alike have long recognized the potential Big Tech offers for controlling their populations. Long before those populations themselves have recognized the danger embedded in this potential. The treatment of Julian Assange and Infowars, 180º different as they are, puts all this in very sharp perspective.
How are you going to be informed, and stay informed, of whats happening in the world, of what your government does and plans, if your media, both old and new, conspire to let you know only what they want you to, and to present a version of the world, of reality, that they invented in order to safeguard their future and that of their sponsors? Whos going to tell you what happens behind the infinite layers of curtains?
What is most important here is not who Alex Jones is, or what hes done and said. Whats most important is that he stands up for Julian Assange as the media, across the board, is either silent or actively smearing Assange with impunity. So for once, go to Infowars and sign the petition to Trump to Free Assange.. If anyone can get through to Trump, its Alex Jones, and theyre trying to prevent him from doing just that.
Youre being sold out, your rights and freedoms are being sold out, while youre busy looking at pictures of what your friends had for dinner last night. And if thats your thing, fine, but not before and until youve checked what is happening to your life and liberty, and that of your children, while youre watching the next photo of a creme brulée or some cute kitten 1000 miles away.
We all know these things. And were all overloaded on info, so were all tired and developing headaches in echo chambers, and cute kittens are so much easier to deal with than petitions. But pretty soon, if youre not careful, kittens will be the only thing youre allowed to look at. Kittens and news about evil Russians allegedly plotting to do to you exactly what your own governments already, and actually, do right now.
In one word: youre being brainwashed. Brainwashed into handing over the liberties your ancestors fought very hard, and often lost their lives, to obtain and guarantee in your constitution. You cant just give those things away, you have no right to. You owe it to them to protect what they fought for. If and when your government, your House and Senate, refuse to do that, then you will have to do it.
And that starts with protecting and standing up for Julian Assange. You dont get to pick and choose which part of freedom you would like to protect, you either protect the entire concept or you do not. Freedom doesnt mean you get to chop freedom into bits and pieces. And if you fail to stand up for the part you dont like, you also fail to protect what you do like.
You dont get to cherrypick, And neither should Google, Apple, and Facebook. Check your constitution for that one. Sure, we get it, its hard to stand up for Alex Jones. But if he can get chucked out for violating opaque community standards of some private enterprise, then so can you. Well, unless you only look at kittens and desserts. But is that what you want your life to look like going forward?
This is about a principle engraved in the Constitution, and not just the American one. And of course there would always be people trying to get of that principle, because it got in the way of their personal power and interests. But thats exactly why its in the Constitution. So it cant just be eradicated at whim.
New media, social media, have taken the world by storm, and everyone has to scramble to keep up and think about what this means. What it should never ever mean, though, is that some parties get to use the confusion in order to trample on the Constitution. But that is whats happening today.
Well resolve this eventually. You cant let companies that have half the world as their clients continue as private enterprises; theres far too much in the way of monopoly and anti-trust law to allow that to continue. But as long as this is not solved, Google and Facebook will be used as political tools, even while their legal status, and that of their policies, will be increasingly questionable.
So, you know, standing up for Alex Jones today equals standing up for the Constitution. That is harder for people to understand than it is that calling for Julian Assange to be protected and freed is, But it is the same thing. This is proven more than anything by the fact that Jones gets shut down at the very moment he seeks to protect Assange.
Swallow your pride and your disapproval of Alex Jones. Sign the petition to Trump to Free Assange.. Its much bigger than your pride, or whatever you happen to like or dislike. This is about your future. And the people in the past who gave their lives to make it what it is. Dont give it away. Prove Orwell wrong.
That we must defend Alex Jones just to stand up for Julian Assange should be all you need to know. You cant defend Assange without also defending Infowars right to speak. And if they say things that go against the Constitution, a bunch of geeks in Silicon Valley should never be the judges of that.
This is rapidly expanding.
Its the ‘Deep State’s’ plan for the coming election.
They have to do something; they are in freefall!
I have said for 35 years or more, read all reports, the truth is somewhere in the smoke.
Correlating the timing of events, reports and effect, kinda narrows down the truth.
Venezuela has been interesting.
I have to get one of those for the office!
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