banning "covid misinformation" on SMS as the thin end of a much more dangerous wedge
Still have goosebumps after reading this because I am convinced this is the direction the US is headed as the US leftists are implementing the same WEF playbook as Canadian Liberal party while being cheered on by the MSM stenographers. What you have laid out here is very similar to the authoritarian plan over the last five years designed to wipe out our limited individual freedoms for a kinder and gentler collectivist country rooted in equal outcomes and all the other bright shiny objects for the elites to divide the spoils on the backs of the plebes. In Canada we now have a bill that passed in parliament and is now before the Canadian Senate that will give a federal agency the authority and power to censor social media content because you know, hate speech. Canada like the US already has hate speech laws so those of us who are not brainwashed zombies see this exactly for what it is - 1984 censorship. I have much more confidence that US patriots will be a much tougher tree to fell than my fellow weak and propagandized Canadians but keep in mind Gato, this stuff is right out of the WEF playbook. Best case scenario as I see it is a bludgeoning of the Dems in the 2022 mid-terms and worst case scenario, a civil war.
democrats are a gang of angry marxists, filled with hate and a psychotic impulse to ruin the any idea of America that has roots in 17th century enlightenment, that is the rights of man.
if you do not resist now you will be Billy Budd......
“we’re dealing with people who cannot win the argument in open debate. they’re losing and they know it. they have lied about risks and lied about lying. they seek to silence opponents and are… divorced from reality”
That seems right to me. The progressive left can’t defend Covid hysteria, Climate alarmism, Critical Race Theory, Socialism, etc… so they have given up on honest debate and are resorting to manipulative propaganda and force.
The woke progressives are, at bottom, totalitarians. They cannot tolerate any dissent.
You answered a question for me. I wondered why all the cyber attacks lately? I'm not even sure the Russians are doing it and not our own Alphabet Agencies. (I know, I may need to borrow some of your tinfoil.)
Well that was terrifying. Considering I can talk about needing tires and have spam show up selling me tires…seems like the technology is nearly in place. Already I see hatred for unvaxxed being stirred up. We need to build our communities and friendships to push back.
There you go...
If you want to see an angle on which this is coming, take a look at the TPM initiative - which will be required for Windows 11 (Coming Soon™)
The campaign against what is perceived as misinformation is motivated by righteousness, imo. The bully censors are in an echochamber which simply does not allow them to consider alternative narratives. Who, or what, has pushed them into these echochambers, and keeps them trapped within? Obviously their peer groups and the compliant MSM contribute, but the truly pernicious agents are the algorithms that silicon valley use to keep us within our own echochamber based on our preferences. That creates your own weltanschauungen, and there's no way to see beyond that. When accidentally you glimpse a different perspective, cognitive dissonance takes over, and the instinct is to censor and destroy. These echochambers apply to everybody, including WHO, CDC, NIH, Fauci et al and also the silicon valley executives. They, and all of us, are algorithmically trapped by the machines in our own echochambers with no prospect of escape..Luddites unite?
Another barn burner, hermano. Nicely done. I hear Klaus is pushing hard for no anonymous use of internet and this is, agreed, a lead-in to that. And look for the Balkanization of the internet, what some call the "splinternet." While they seek to sanitize the internet, they end game is to force off entirely whole nations and regions who do not bend the knee to Imperialism. Meanwhile, if anyone needs an example of the disdain for the useless eaters, here's one:
"I think we need to avoid the trap of thinking that information or knowledge is enough, because for a lot of the people, and when you look at hesitancy and parental vaccine hesitancy in the US, the group who is most likely to purposefully choose to not vaccinate are highly educated. In speaking with them, these are people who have read the primary literature themselves, and they’re correctly interpreting it, so it’s not a misunderstanding. They have other concerns that go beyond the traditional public health message of, ‘This is what you should be doing.’
— Emily Brunson, MPH, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology at Texas State University
Phone networks are supposed to be "neutral", so wouldn't filtering traffic violate that? Now, that's a moot point since nowadays, all traffic (either voice or data) is monitored. And many of this is unencrypted, so it's even easier to monitor (example: emails. See Carlson Tucker allegations regarding the NSA and his emails).
Another issue is that the telco/IT/internet has become too centralized and with few actors. It doesn't help that there's a push to move things to the "cloud" and use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). For example, if you want Office, you are pushed heavily into Microsoft 365, a subscription service (luckily, there are free alternatives like Libre Office. Sure, power users will find those lacking, but for simple text writing & editing, it's more than enough). For storing stuff like photos, music and documents, you are pushed into cloud storage services. This makes you even more dependent on the internet.
Then, if one would like to cause a ruckus, one can target DNS servers, or content delivery networks (CDN). Without DNS, you wouldn't be able to access websites easily.
(DNS servers act as a directory to put it simply. Network devices do not understand [for example] substack.com; they need what's is called an IP address. A DNS server tells your device the IP address of substack.com and after that, it can establish a connection).
"if you really need to, you push the carriers and ISP’s to only accept “secure” connecting protocols and voila, you mop up the rest".
Actually, it's easier to lock-down end devices and run only "approved" applications. Apps like Telegram and Signal would get banned, citing some bogus "National Security" grounds.
Locking down smart phones is easier. On the other hand, in computers and laptops one can still go the Linux route.
Finally, I read some highlights from the WEF Cyber Polygon July 9 2021 exercise. The ones that caught my attention were:
- The need to disrupt mis/disinformation sites internet sites that threaten Pandemic recovery.
Sites like this one might become a target (or they might ask the owners to de-platform the likes of Gato, Alex Berenson, and all those who question the official narrative).
- The need for adopting Trusted ID single sign-on for accessing the internet public and private websites.
This one doesn't need much explanation. You would have to use an ID to access the internet; obviously, that ID would be linked to you.
Thank you! Not sure what we will be able to do, but thank you.