No Minister

Not literary folk

I don’t think the people at Twitter and the rest of the Silicon Fascist crowd, as well as most of the MSM, know much about history, or irony.

On the Right there’s been a running joke for years now about how for the Left the book Nineteen Eighty Four is not a warning but an instruction manual.

A joke no longer. This is not photoshopped but an actual chyron from CNN.

More such evidence.

Reportedly, even some European leaders, starting with Herr Merkel, have uttered concerns about Twitter and company banning President Trump from their forums. But don’t imagine that this is really about their defence of free speech; this is Europe after all, and what they’re really concerned about is a private sector company getting in on their government action. Censorship is only supposed to go one way in Europe and that’s at the discretion of the state, which is a power that Merkel and company jealously guard. Their concern is also around the possibility that they might be next in the gunsights of Silicon Fascism.

Meanwhile, one government, Uganda’s, did decide to threaten to block Twitter and Facebook out of the nation because of concerns that they might also choose political sides in their upcoming election.

That in turn led to the following response from Twitter.

So we can add to their historical and literary ignorance the facet of a complete lack of self-awareness.

Given these circumstances the following news, which would normally make me optimistic about people learning,…

… has instead led me to conclude that more people are simply obtaining these as “How To” instruction manuals.

Written by Tom Hunter

January 16, 2021 at 10:29 am

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  1. The West in its dying days is morphing into the Soviet Union – with freedom of association and movement curtailed, Churches unable to hold services, small independant businesses crushed, people being rendered into non persons for holding unapproved opinions and history being rewritten while geriactrics hold all the positions of nominal power

    Andrei

    January 16, 2021 at 10:35 am

  2. My twitter account was one of those banned this week. I joined twitter after the firearm law change solely to make a few comments about the need for semi auto rifles for pest control. Also made a few comments about sustainable farming and forestry. Never mentioned US politics, and only mentioned NZ politics in relation to the firearm law change.

    Suggesting semi auto rifles rather than bolt actions are necessary for knocking over 20-30 goats in dense bush with a 4-5 second shooting window is apparently such a radical and inflammatory thing to say that some giant tech company in another country felt the need to close me down. If I am ‘far right’ then most of NZ is also ‘far right’. This should be very concerning to everyone. Anyone who thinks outside a very narrowly defined set of concepts is subject to the embrace of the cancel culture. It’s only a small step from here to a gestapo/stasi state. I use those terms deliberately, right wing or left wing fascism is equally unappealing.

    1984 is almost here.

    waimata

    January 16, 2021 at 12:13 pm

  3. As someone rather succinctly put it, the are fucking for virginity.

    adolffinkensen

    January 16, 2021 at 1:31 pm

  4. LOL

    Andrei

    January 16, 2021 at 3:45 pm


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