The Shadow Ban That Lurks Behind Every Post
By Anthony J. Mountjoy
Recently we've watched the virtue police come for anyone they don't think complies to the dominant vernacular. But who are the virtue police? They are the community organizers, the TV pundits, the cause-eds who went to school for social justice degrees and now have to make their career about demonizing a group they feel opposes their special interest. Just picture Obama sitting down for photo ops with the mother of Michael Brown. What a perfect example of the cottage industry that has formed around these issues.
A thug who robbed a store at gun point and then tried to wrestle a gun away from a cop and got killed is somehow elevated to victim. It's the cop's fault, or white peoples fault, or just the fault of the institutions. Even the president of the United States says so. One thing is for absolute certain, Michael Brown being a violent criminal wasn't Michael Browns fault, it was the systems...right.
News media has become a marketing industry for the most profitable culture in preparation for next season. They control the speech, they control the narrative and will destroy anyone who gets big enough the matter. Now with the permanent ban of Milo Yiannopoulos from Twitter, many are asking if free speech as a concept is under siege. The answer is of course a mighty YES! However, it's not coming directly from the State this time. Today it's coming from the corporate cultural and the daytime talk shows they invest in. This is an age of government partnership, as though acting indirectly is less communist. As if killing less people when we steal their production is less fascist.
It's Soft Socialism, Or Maybe We Should Call It Friendly Fascism
Everyone feels it now days. Good people hesitate to post their real thoughts out of fear. Say anything and expect to be smeared as illegitimate, incompetent, unable to rise to the level of sophistication to even have the conversation so just shut up and let the experts take care of you. You are disqualified by your choice of words by your run on sentences. You're ignorant and stupid so just crawl under your rock and let the liberals take care of it. They went to college, remember, they know better.
The way these social media platforms work now, the maximum harm and thus risk is heaped on those who dare go counter to the group narrative. Can free speech survive this latest socialist aggression from the left and right at the same time? Yes, but it's gonna get ugly, folks! Prepare yourselves for war because that is what's coming. We are smarter and stronger so don't be afraid, we are producers. They fear us, and every move they make shows it.
As our fellow free thinkers lose their jobs, their careers or are shadow banned from their primary audiences, the masses complain but effect nothing. People are noticing this and they are spending less of their energy on social media as a consequence. When relevance is in question no network can stand long. Since Twitter can't find a way to make money being socialists, and having already whittled away what value they could from celebrities and network growth, the moment their ratings drop, like any other show that jumps the shark, the investment starts drying up and then...bye bye.
A million tweets bitching about Twitter won't change anything and that is increasingly clear. With every sentence we add to their network we lose a little more and increase our dependency in proportion. Ideas become meaningless when made into an echo of a thousand shallow ripples. It's not so much exploring as regurgitating each permutation, each interpretation. Through dilution social media has robbed us of position and territory so we can't change anything no matter how right, elegant, or frequently we try to speak on it. We've fallen for their trap, but the springs are starting to weaken, soon enough of us will be free.
They waste our attention and time in platforms they don't even make money with and won't allow us to either. They exist not by merit but socialist investment and then use that unearned position of influence to seduce audiences from those who would better serve them and effect the fabric of our common discussions. What we talk about, more importantly interfering with what we THINK others are talking about. Desperately trying to assert the globalist nightmare so many of us know is coming while deluding themselves into believing they are the champions of justice.
They are not righteous, they are censors, and just like all censors they've become drunk on their own certainty. They are not long for this world, protected by the State, unable to face reality. Let them focus on their networks and their false discussion. They won't see us...they won't know our names...we aren't famous...but we are coming. In the words of that all important collective of independence, Anonymous: We do not forgive and we do not forget.
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