IBM did not have the power to use the power of Persuasion to shift opinions, voter turnout, and hence - elections.
We are now *literally* living in a “Brave New World”.
I suggest you may want to start following Scott Adams’ daily periscope podcasts to get back up to speed. Its 1984. To leave the primary information/opinion/news shaping media to the tyranny of the left is equivalent to committing political suicide.
Example: President Trump should have a 70% approval rating based on his performance. That he is barely treading water is no accident - at least half of the electorate has been completely brainwashed (LITERALLY) and if the ‘social media’ can sway just 5% more they can get Trump out of office next year. That is the way youngsters (defined by me as anyone under 50) are now getting their information - AND - their opinions (which are literally ASSIGNED to them by the leftist social media. Its not hit or miss propaganda anymore - its psychology and science. Again, consult Scott Adams to start learning about the new world we live in).
To cede those battlefields is to surrender.
[Example: President Trump should have a 70% approval rating based on his performance. That he is barely treading water is no accident - at least half of the electorate has been completely brainwashed]
Forget it, let them cling to their dogmas. The Left is using Silicon Valley and Wall Street to stamp out all opposition and if these guys rather commit seppuku over their scruples, so be it.
My good FRiend, I am not ceding anything that was mine in the first place. However, there are many seemingly liberty-loving people who reach for the "friendship" of government (that, as stated earlier, isn't based in the Founders' intent of the Commerce Clause), when they fear commerce they can't control.
First, understand I'm not Pollyanna about the current state of affairs. Of course I see the blatant statist bias of Twitter, Google, and FB, I know Trump won by 76k votes and the MSM has conspired to push the plethora of DNC lies since Nov 9, 2016.
That said, please... we are not living in a Brave New World, "where citizens are engineered through artificial wombs and childhood indoctrination programmes into predetermined classes (or castes) based on intelligence and labour." We still have homeschooling, natural childbirth, economic mobility, no govt-imposed caste system, and an Epsilon-minus semi-moron can still become a Congressional representative or CEO.
I love Scott Adams but I get my information about society...well...by walking out my front door and taking in actual observations from actual people. I see incredibly bright Millenials and pathetically stupid Baby Boomers, I see men AND women at the range, and punk rockers who support Trump.
Yes, I also see the usual losers on the left doing what they've always done, and will continue to do. I just refuse to surrender my morality for the sake of expediency.
Why? Because history hath shewn that power in private firms has scared some people...perhaps the same people who asked for Ma Bell to be broken up, as well as IBM, Kodak, Microsoft, and now FB. And yet....Notice how efficient the Invisible Hand has been against Kodak et al.
And even IF anti-trust law WAS rooted in the Constitution, you are arguing that we should have full faith and comfort in the government (which includes the Deep State) to get such a ruling right? Why?
"Because the same people who give us the Department of Motor Vehicles will rule correctly."