Those Who Support Internet Censorship Lack Psychological Maturity

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

By Caitlin Johnstone

Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com

Twitter has permanently suspended the personal account of Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for what the platform calls “repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” much to the delight of liberals and pro-censorship leftists everywhere. This follows the Twitter ban of Dr Robert Malone on the same grounds a few days prior, which followed an unbroken pattern of continually escalating and expanding censorship protocols ever since the 2016 US election.

In reality nobody ever gets banned for “Covid misinformation”; that’s just today’s excuse. Before that it was the fallout from the Capitol riot, before that it was election security, before that it was Russian disinformation, foreign influence ops, fake news, etc. In reality the real agenda behind the normalization of internet censorship is the normalization of internet censorship itself. That’s the real reason so many people get banned.

I myself had already written manymany articles warning warning about the increasingly widespread use of internet censorship via algorithm manipulation and deplatforming long before the first “Covid misinformation” bans started happening. Arguably the most significant political moment in the US since 9/11 and its aftermath was when liberal institutions decided that Trump’s 2016 election was not a failure of status quo politics but a failure of information control, which just so happened to align perfectly with the agendas of the ruling power structure to control the dominant narratives about what’s going on in the world. 

We saw this exemplified in 2017 when Google, Facebook and Twitter were called before the Senate Judiciary Committee and instructed to come up with a strategy “to prevent the fomenting of discord”.

“We all must act now on the social media battlefield to quell information rebellions that can quickly lead to violent confrontations and easily transform us into the Divided States of America,” the social media giants were told by think tanker and former FBI agent Clint Watts, who added, “Stopping the false information artillery barrage landing on social media users comes only when those outlets distributing bogus stories are silenced—silence the guns and the barrage will end.”

Since that time the coordination between those tech platforms and the US government in determining whose voices should be silenced has gotten progressively more intimate, so now we have these giant platforms which people have come to rely on to share ideas and information censoring speech in complete alignment with the will of the most powerful government on earth.

The danger of this is obvious to anyone who isn’t a stunted emotional infant. The danger of government-tied monopolistic tech platforms controlling worldwide speech far outweighs the danger of whatever voice you might happen to dislike at any given moment. The only way for this not to be clear to you is if you are so psychologically maladjusted that you can’t imagine anything bad coming from your personal preferences for human expression being imposed upon society by the most powerful institutions on earth.

It really only takes the tiniest bit of personal growth to understand this. I for example absolutely hate QAnoners. Hate them, hate them, hate them. They always used to make my job annoying because they saw my criticisms of the mass media and the oligarchic empire as aligning with their view that Donald Trump was leading a righteous crusade against the Deep State, so they’d often clutter my comments sections with foam-brained idiocy that perfectly served the very power structures I oppose. They saw me as on their side when in reality we had virtually nothing in common and couldn’t really be more opposed.

When QAnon accounts were purged from all mainstream social media platforms following the Capitol riot, it made my work significantly less irritating. I no longer had to share social media spaces with people I despised, and, if I were an immature person, I would see this as an inherently good thing. But because I am a grown adult, I understand that the danger of giant monopolistic government-tied platforms controlling worldwide human speech to a greater and greater extent far outweighs the emotional ease I personally receive from their absence.

I therefore would choose to allow QAnoners to voice their dopey nonsense freely on those platforms if it were up to me. Whatever damage they might do is vastly less destructive than allowing widespread communication to be regulated by powerful oligarchic institutions who amount to US government proxies. The same is true of Marjorie Taylor Greene and everyone like her.

This should not be an uncommon perspective. It doesn’t require a lot of maturity to get this, it just requires some basic self-preservation and enough psychological growth to understand that the world should not be forced to align with your personal will. It says bad things about the future that even this kindergarten-level degree of insight has become rare in some circles.

This entry was posted in Authoritarianism, censorship, civil liberties, Conspiracy, Corporate Crime, corporate news, culture, Deep State, Dystopia, elites, Empire, freedom of speech, internet freedom, media, Media Literacy, news, Oligarchy, police state, propaganda, Psy-ops, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, State Crime, surveillance state, Technocracy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Those Who Support Internet Censorship Lack Psychological Maturity

  1. SeaShell says:

    HEAR ME OUT HUMANITY AND ESPECIALLY SO CALLED MINORITIES, AND MOST MINORITIES DO NOT EVEN HAVE COMMON SENSE, THERE ARE A VERY FEW OF US WHO DO. LET ME BRING THIS TO LIGHT. NO I DO NOT BELIEVE AND NEVER WILL SUPPORT DEPOPULATION, BUT COME ON AND LET US GET A HANDLE ON THE WAYS THAT HAVE FAILED, AND SOME BRAINS TO GO ALONG WITH IT.

    LET ME BEGIN BY SAYING YES WE CAN PLACE BLAME ON THE GLOBAL ELITE OF THE WORLD, ROTHCHILDS, ETC…, AND WE CAN NAME NAMES ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT LONG, BUT, BUT, BUT US CLASSIFIED POOR HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF BLAME TO PLACE ON OURSELVES WHEN IT COMES TO TREATMENT, DISEASE, AND HEALTH STANDARDS. IN MANY RESPECTS THE POOR ARE DELIBERATING CAUSING THEMSELVES TO BE POOR THROUGH SIN AND EVIL. HERE IS WHAT I MEAN, AND IF I AM USING A JUDGEMENT SO BE IT:

    OUR HEAVENLY AND ONE AND ONLY ETERNAL FATHER YAHVEH, GAVE MANKIND (NOT JUST THE JEWS) A SET OF STANDARDS TO LIVE AND TO DEDICATE OUR SOULS TO, AND THAT IS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS GIVEN TO MOSES ON MOUNT SINAI, THROUGH THE TRANSMISSION OF YESHUAH HAMASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST). JEWS FIRST RECEIVED AND THE REST OF MANKIND IS TO FOLLOW. THE TORAH IS FOR ALL MANKIND, YAHVEH DID NOT CREATE LAWS FOR ONE AND NOT FOR ANOTHER, YAHVEH AND YESHUAH (FATHER AND ONLY BEGOTTEN SON ARE ETERNAL AS ONE UNIT). MANY MAKE THE CHOICE NOT TO ACCEPT THEM, BECAUSE THEIR SEXUAL SATISFACTION IS MORE IMPORTANT.

    MANY BRING CHILDREN IN THIS WORLD, WHO DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHO THEIR BIOLOGICAL FATHER IS, AND CONTINUE TO REPRODUCE THEMSELVES INTO POVERTY. NO YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO SEXUAL SATISFACTION, IF YOU ARE REPRODUCING INTO POVERTY. YOU CAN NOT BLAME THE GLOBAL ELITES, ROTHCHILDS, ETC…FOR THE NEED OF YOUR SEXUAL SATISFACTION. BY THE WAY THERE ARE BILLIONAIRES IN EVERY RACE OF PEOPLE.

    MANY ETHNICS WANT TO KEEP THEMSELVES MINORITIES SO THEY CAN FEEL THAT SOMEBODY OWES THEMSELVES A LIFE SO TO SPEAK. THOSE OF US WHO WANT AND DESIRE TO LIVE IN THE PARAMETERS OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND DO OUR BEST TO GIVE OUR BEST, DO NOT OWE EVERYONE ELSE ON THIS PLANET A LIFE (EVEN THOUGH WE ALL COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF YAHVEH). IF ALL OF US WOULD GIVE OUR BEST TO THE PARAMETERS OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, THEN NO ELITE GROUP OF THE WORLD, COULD EVER KEEP US DOWN. NONE OF WOULD THEN BE A MINORITY, WE WOULD ALL THEN BE IN A MAJORITY, BUT IT TAKES A CONSENSUS OF WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG TO EVEN PREVENT DISEASE AND POVERTY, AND IT TAKES THE ABILITY TO SAY NO TO SEX WHEN WE CAN NOT EVEN PROVIDE FOR OURSELVES, AND IT TAKES THE ABILITY TO SAY NO TO SEX, WHEN IT COMES TO OUR NEIGHBORS WIVES AND HUSBANDS. IT TAKES THE ABILITY TO INFORM A CHILD EXACTLY WHO HIS OR HER MOTHER AND FATHER IS, AND NOT LET THEM LIVE IN A WORLD OF FICTION.

    FOR EXAMPLE TAKE A LOOK AT THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA, MANY ARE WORSE THAN POOR, THEN AGAIN WE SEE ACTUAL SKELETONS GIVING BIRTH IN POVERTY TO OTHER SKELETONS. YOU WOULD THINK THAT STARVING PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LOT MORE ON THEIR MINDS THAN JUST KEEP HAVING SEX. BY THE WAY THERE ARE AFRICAN BILLIONAIRES IN AFRICA, SO NOW WHO IN THE HELL IS A MINORITY.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.