it’s a source of endless mirth to me that the marketing arm of a medium that literally came to be BECAUSE of snarky irony has no sense of irony.
(now THAT’s ironic)
um, from what? the ability to evolve into an actual discussion?
but really, this is all a matter of perspective.
from here, this all looks obvious:
the problem is that this picture looks very, very different from the perspective of the tiger…
do not expect them to act like bunnies.
these “defenders and servants of the public conversation” are not on your side.
the evolution away from these walled gardens will only be hastened by this urge to curate and mitigate the conversation.
let it be the impetus to move out of the house and get our own place.
making the internet into a place where the very concept of censorship becomes anachronistic is one of the great undertakings of our time.
so smile when they make these blunders. it’s how they’ll lose their throne and the dialogue will become ours again.
they are unbuilding their own castle.
and it’s unwise to interrupt your opponent when they are making a mistake…
I, for one, am grateful they “protected” the conversation from you, bad kitty, or I never would’ve discovered you and your fellow renegade truth-tellers at Substack!
Pretty soon, they’re going to wake up and realize all the people they shunned, ostracized, fired, excluded, banished, and stomped beneath their jackboot are the only ones who were talented, ethical, skilled, and intelligent enough to keep their bridges from collapsing underneath their feet. In the meantime, we are going to have built an alternative underground society of the sharpest, kindest, most badass critical thinkers, and the insiders-now-outsiders will be peering in, wishing they could join us.
“I'll tell you what’s wrong with society these days: no one drinks from the skulls of their enemies anymore.”
I’m a white, conservative-leaning, gun owning, free speech advocate. Think Betty Draper with a copy of the constitution. Never in my life would I have expected to become so wildly rebellious and such a threat to others. Damn I love it.
I’ve been booted off Twitter as well.
For the crime pointing out the harm of Canada’s government firing the unvaxxed, then stopping any Unemployment Insurance from them.
"protecting the conversation" by self appointed authoritarians who want to maintain their market share and power. It is among the heights of arrogance and delusion.
"don't interrupt your opponent when they are making a mistake..." - this reminds me of the Trump/Biden debate where Trump was all amped up and interrupting constantly. If he only would have let Biden talk talk talk and reveal how "off" he was. A missed opportunity with consequences that seem to have no end.
I'm not a writer or journalist by any means. But a lifelong friend turned me on to Substack a couple months ago and my life has changed for the better by meeting (sorta) all of you wonderful people who write, read and comment on these posts. My writing pales in comparison to some of the amazing stuff I see on here. But this gives me the platform to say a few things if I want to, without fear. The real haters and supposedly "open-minded" weirdos in the "real" media don't know what they are missing out on. And I'm at the point now that I don't care. These cultists of fear, propaganda and God-knows what can stay in their increasingly small and pathetic groups and keep parroting their garbage back and forth to one another in perpetuity for all I care. Good riddance to them. (And thank you to all of you fine people who have welcomed me into the fold here)
"Build Back Better" than them. The ultimate own.
Don't trust anyone who isn't censored. Censorship is free advertising as far as I can tell. I'm so old half my prostate is missing, so not sure why being censored has not turned in to a "brand?" of some kind.
World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.
How deep does the grave have to get before Big Tech falls into the necropolis of their own making??
I know you said you hate Fakebook, but they are just as bad or worse.
I use the platform to keep in touch with extended family. Fakebook put labels on the Fauci audio and the Gates interview in which they admitted the jabs aren't stopping infection or transmission.
I think (I hope!) the stunning success of Substack (hence the hysterical attacks on some of its bigger-name bloggers) will encourage more unprogressive billionaires to fund similar rebellions.
PUT TWITTER IN THE SHITTER.....PERMANENTLY...
It is good to be on a site with intelligent people.
It really is just the Catholic Church trying to maintain control of the flow information after Guttenberg invented a printing press. They're censoring content inside of a fish bowl.
Last Monday, I was tossed off twitter for 24 hours because I said a mean thing.
I did not miss it. What a waste of time.
I have been thrown off FB two months ago, even though I have not been on FB or used that account since 2016, because I did not follow some rule or "disregarded" something.
I did not miss that either, but it made me a little bit upset bc sadly, I enjoyed my instagram account which somehow was connected to my FB account. ... all of my sewing friends.
But, it was a waste of time, so two months later, I am kind of happier not being on instagram, wasting time looking at others sewing projects and NOT finishing my own massive creations.
Since the toss, I have started and completed three huge quilts.
I absolutely do enjoy reading your blog.
Just saw this about higher than normal number of deaths... https://news.yahoo.com/nhs-delays-height-pandemic-linked-184014656.html
‘Fact checking’ censoring media gave rise to substack, and mainstream media’s eventual irrelevance
They suspended el gato? To quote the genius Andrew Breitbart, "WAR!"
It's not only Twitter 'protecting the open internet'. The Truth Ministry is covering the globe. People are parroting. Whether it's covid, climate change, gender or whatever.
I remember years ago not understanding why women had 2 options to tick Mrs or Ms, whereas men only had one option - Mr - and this info being displayed on all official documentation. I really felt this was super unfair, as this showed women's marital status, but not me n's! This was a real problem, being a single woman by choice and now being an object of sick prepositions. This has stopped, but has been replaced with more preposterous ideological stupidity. I'm terrified.
Orwell & Huxley definitely make a point. Have just finished Waiting by Ha Jin and Who is the Priso er by Ben Okri
My cats are not Impressed with these lies, neither am I.
I live in Cape Town.
The absurdity of all of these lies is unbelievable!
Pity that Usenet requires skill. The Usenet groups cannot be censored, by design. There once were moderated groups but I think none now. Sadly you must use extensive filtering to avoid spam and other nasty things. Usenet was once twitter for the world now it's only for specialists.
Twitter has a core mission? That's pretty funny. All that was ever meant to be was a new style bulletin board service. They failed.
This is probably the most important message I could ever post to clarify what's happening in the world. Anti-God narcissist liberals lack self-awareness-the ability to recognize their stupidity (as others see them) thus they're unable to recognize the same stupidity in others. Lacking wisdom-emotional intelligence they believe feelings are facts and become brainwashed by their own confirmation bias https://youtu.be/HcQgQEXvHEI via @YouTube
I hate what has transpired over the past two years, but we have such a clear understanding of a disease most of us did not know we had. Not covid, but crazy ass people trying to destroy us. Like cancer, better to know earlier than later. Side benefit, sharing the fight with allies I didn’t even know existed. We will prevail.
Whenever people/institutions say "mis-information" that translates to me as "mis-leading information" which in turn suggests I am meant to be "led".
The lack of political diversity in key social structures is a very dangerous problem.
If all key social structures are controlled by a single political force then you got a totalitarian society.
If racial quotas are being used to force racial diversity in hirings/education then political quotas should be used to force political diversity in public institutions and government agencies.
Protecting political diversity is protecting Democracy as there is no Democracy without political diversity.
kind of a dumb aside, but I used to be active on a site called "Television Without Pity" - it was fun. a lot of snark etc. happier days! but the site was shut down - it was cancelled. early days of "cancel culture"! by the media companies. they killed TWOP! because I guess people having fun sometimes being critical of TV shows was beyond the pale, needed to be censored.
The best is yet to come! I needed that reminder.
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Is nice whitepill. tyvm
truth tellers have always been punished. Thank you for not catterwalling about it. I hate that. Wear like a badge of courage.
Well, I herewith invite you to my recent piece on what Germany's "Mr Covid-19", Christian Drosten (i.e., Germany's Fauci equivalent) said about this in June 2021.
Highlights incl. statements such as these:
"Now we have something else that reduces transmission much better than contact measures: vaccination. Both together and the warmer temperatures, which reduce transmissions by around 20 percent, mean that the numbers are going down."
"All those who do not get vaccinated will become infected with Sars-2."
"Antibodies that protect us from infection wear off quickly and can only recognise the virus in a few places. So, we can get infected again relatively soon, especially if the virus has mutated in those very places."
"The difference between the virus variants that have appeared on different continents is not that big. From a virological point of view, there are good reasons to assume that Sars-2 does not have that much more in store than what it has been able to show us so far. Coronaviruses generally mutate more slowly and less strongly than, for example, influenza viruses, which actually have a much greater pandemic potential. So, a mutant variant that suddenly causes another severe illness in the majority of vaccinated people, I can’t imagine that."
See here: https://fackel.substack.com/p/drosten-speaks-part-1
You need to move on from your abusive and cheatin' bird. There are other birds in the bush. The seekers know where you are now. (You are very inactive on Gab.) Plus, Bostom and others post your stacks occasionally.
Love the message and the memes, spot on.
I'm not sure if this was covered yet, but any thoughts on the study released from the Texas HHS related to vaccinated vs unvaxxed? https://dshs.texas.gov/immunize/covid19/data/Cases-and-Deaths-by-Vaccination-Status-11082021.pdf
Substack is great for articles. Fediverse is good for "tweets." Try it out: https://mstdn.io https://liberdon.com https://cawfee.club and many more...
I hope you check out the app Callin. It’s really slick and easy to use and allows you to talk to your audience. Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibibi are using it. It was great to hear questions and answers.