Our Own Enslavement

I hate Louis Farrakhan, obviously. He’s a vicious anti-Semite, a hate-monger. I really, really detest this nasty piece of crap. (I never heard of the other people who got banned but I’d probably hate them, too, if I did).

But a lifetime ban on FB and Twitter he’s been given is a horrible, horrible thing. People who don’t understand why it’s horrible are either very dumb or very very dumb.

Please, read Surveillance Capitalism. Please do. We are cheering on our own enslavement. This is how every totalitarianism happens. The masses always cheer it first. We are making an enormous collective mistake by welcoming this.

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2 thoughts on “Our Own Enslavement”

  1. “But a lifetime ban on FB and Twitter he’s been given is a horrible, horrible thing.”

    You’re joking, right?

    Facebook and Twitter are both privately owned organizations. Each of them is entitled to set its own rules for allowable content on its pages. Neither of them is that important — congratulations, you’ve made a fortune selling on them, I’m happy for you — but some of us never even log on to their websites.

    Jew-hater Farrakhan and the two far-right idiots that they banned will do just fine without Facebook or Twitter, and have no trouble finding an audience for their bigoted nonsense.

    Bill Gates was transiently the richest man in the world with Microsoft, like J. Paul Getty before him in the 1960’s, and Zuckerberg and Bezos today. Neither of them is conquering the world or enslaving you and me, so don’t worry about their passing glory.

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    1. There’s an argument to be made, however, that these private organizations are nonetheless ideological state appartuses (like other non-state media).

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