Fox News reported July 15th 2021 that the Biden administration is consulting with Facebook to flag and censor user content critical of, or contrary to the official government talking points concerning COVID vaccination. Critics are in a tizzy, and rightly so.
There is no freedom left in this country if we are not free to talk openly and critically about our government’s handling of a crisis – past, present, and foreseeable future.
We have no freedom whatsoever if we cannot even talk freely with our friends and family about our concerns with the policy of our mayors, governors, legislators, and president where our liberty, livelihood, and health are concerned.
But then these folks don’t believe that truth is an objective, universal, transcendent, and knowable thing anyway. So why not suppress your truth and allow only for their own truth if that’s what can be sold to all of us as “the greater good”?
The more distant we are from the Protestant Christian ideas and ideals which founded the United States of America, the less distinctly we appreciate the original reasons freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, and the right to keep and bear arms were enshrined as inalienable and God-given rights in the first place. And now we are very distantly removed indeed.
One may be called crazy for suggesting the political establishment in the U.S. fostered the release and spread of COVID-19 from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. At a minimum, however, there is no denying that the political establishment in this country – whether Democrat or Republican – has exploited COVID-19 in mercenary, self-serving fashion to ram down all our throats a great many things they wanted but couldn’t excuse before.
And, yes, an open partnership with social media giants like Facebook was on that list. Claiming an imminent public health need to co-opt our freedom of speech is the excuse of the moment. But mark my words. It will stick around forever if we let it.
See also concerns about massive, wide-spread, decisive, and coordinated fraud in the 2020 Election, as well as any number of other topics which the Biden administration wants to control your thoughts, feelings, opinions, and influence on. Will Facebook partner with the White House on other things also? You bet they will, and have been.
The bigger their power grab and the smaller our response, the less we will be able to ever again in our lifetimes challenge them. Give a mouse a cookie, and he’ll ask for a glass of milk. All the same, we must bring to bear whatever measure of fortitude we can muster.
“It’s just not that simple
I’m not trying to save it all I just want to create a ripple
And even if one individual is affected it’s monumental with an unusual perspective
That’s beautiful in essence traditional thinking won’t suggest this
Is life really that precious well yes it is”
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