The Purge is real

During the Obama administration the national defense authorization act (NDAA) had several points added that made people question the legitimacy of the act. The initial intent of the annual signing was to fund the military but somewhere along the way it became a way of passing laws without congress or voters’ input. Some of the things added included: legalizing propaganda to be used on the American people, the indefinite detention of American citizens, and detaining journalist. There have been lawsuits over the years finding the NDAA to be unconstitutional, violating the 1st and 5th amendment. One does not have to look far to see how the NDAA has been abused. Obama was questioned as he was signing the bill about the indefinite detention of American citizens he said “Yes I’m signing it, but it doesn’t mean it will ever be used.”

It was only a few days ago that I received an email stating that I had received my first strike on YouTube for violating their policies about “medical misinformation.”  I had quoted other channels, who happen to be experts in the field, and discussed how Fauci, the savior of the world, had killed millions of gay people over the decades by not funding studies into drugs that could help the treatment of AIDS. Instead, Fauci pushed for the production of an AIDS vaccine and I’m so glad that it was created (to this day there has been no success in the creation of an AIDS vaccine). I also used the word Hydroxychloroquine as an example of something that the medical community refused to look into because Trump had mentioned it as a possible treatment. This was disavowed without research. The YouTube policy of never saying the word is on par with punishing a three-year-old for using the “F” word even though they hear it all the time. That same morning, on my drive to work, I was listening to the morning radio show with Michael Patrick Shields and he started to discuss Governor Whitmer and her dinner party that broke Covid restrictions. A man filed charges against the governor so that she would receive the $500 fine that she deserves, and as the evidence was discussed the radio cut out. The rest of the segment did not air.

How far does this go? A few days ago, the Darkhorse podcast received a strike on their channel for talking about Ivermectin as a prophylactic drug in preventing contracting Covid-19. Both hosts, the husband-and-wife team, stated their credentials at the beginning of the show and read the studies on this particular drug. They gave the background on how the studies had been conducted in places like Africa but ignored here. The federal government went to different pharmaceutical companies asking if there were any drugs that might treat Covid-19, after stating they had hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for the development of one. The answer was a solid “no” and the money was handed over with no questions asked.  

Steven Crowder is back after being kicked off YouTube for two weeks. His crime, questioning the CDC guidelines on wearing mask, back when they said it was not safe or preventative to do so. The other time he contradicted the CDC was when he suggested that the virus may have come from the Wuhan Lab, which they now state to be a possibility, and Dr Fauci had a hand in making that happen, and the federal government paid for the research, after it was banned in the US by the Obama administration. But Crowder is the bad guy here.

In the last couple of weeks, we have seen a reversal of official story and policy coming from the government and big tech. now the government says that it is plausible that Covid-19 came from a lab and was man made. Facebook stated recently that they will no longer ban comments about Covid coming from a lab. After all of this, the accounts frozen or channels shut down, now they say that the people who had been saying this for over a year are right, but there is no apology. Channels are not brought back, Facebook accounts are not reinstated, while the companies move on like nothing happened and will not be held accountable for their actions. If there is anything that we have learned here it’s that the federal government doesn’t know what is going on, even now I don’t know what to believe on the lab leak because they were wrong before. Isn’t it funny that the same day 9-11 happened we knew right away that it was Osama Bin Laden but we can’t figure out where a virus came from? I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a long list of lawsuits after this. To have an account shut down for saying something you think could/ might be true is libel. The company is making a false statement about the person they are accusing and for them to come out over a year later and say that they are wrong and change their policy is proof of their false statement about others. If they are a publisher, as they claim to be, they can be held accountable for libel.

The purge is real. The shut down of the first amendment through private corporations is real. The so-called conspiracy theories that people have been discussing over the last year are real. Funny how the same people who claim to keep us safe are the first to hurt us.


Jordan Peterson solves the Twitter problem

Appropriately enough, Jordan Peterson announced on Twitter that he is backing the formation of a new platform called Thinkspot. There are several hopes and purposes for this platform, providing a town forum where people can comment and have conversations without the threat of being banned or kicked off, and a new payment system to replace Patreon after they started banning creators due to public outcry. The internet is still the wild west and Peterson just started a new town with its own rules and a new sheriff. Criticism has already started to flood in through various news outlets claiming that Peterson will be shadow banning users from having their comments seen in threads. What they fail to see is that this policy solves the Twitter problem. Twitter will remove a person from their platform completely if comments are made that violate their policies, however policies are always changing and they are not uniformly enforced across the platform. Thinkspot has two things going for it that take this kind of policing out of the equation. Users will have to pay to participate, that alone will eliminate many trolls from using the site. Comments will be voted on by other members as to their importance in the conversation. If you have more likes you move up to the top of the thread, if you have move dislikes you move down likely never to be seen. People paying for a site will have an interest to have less of their time spent reading trolling comments and want more content in line with what the conversation is about. To survive on the site like this, trolls will either have to be creative and funny or have a valid point that other people will recognize. Posting comments like “your mom should have swallowed” will likely disappear and the thrill of being a douchebag on the internet will disappear on this site.
People I know have compared Thinkspot to Reddit but I have a feeling that the subjects discussed will be more concentrated on certain subjects as opposed to having everything under the sun discussed. In a sense Thinkspot might have brought democracy to the internet. It acknowledges that not every voice is equal, especially if someone is speaking without any substance behind their words, and the public can choose as to who is able to be heard more. This could literally be the opposite of our current news channels where the person who brings in ratings has more airtime. The users have a hand in filtering comments and therefore have a better experience online without needing to shuffle through garbage to find a gem.
I hope that more sites like this are created in the future, I can’t imagine that they won’t. even with Donald trump being the poster boy of Twitter the company has failed to make a profit in the last three years. Facebook might want to lookout as well. They haven’t made any friends with their policies over the past three years and with their involvement in the last election its not difficult to see why. I can’t see the Kremlin investing in infiltrating a site like Thinkspot only to have their content shuffled to the bottom of the feed and never seen.
The big question is whether or not people will be willing to pay to use a site like this. I am already on the waiting list and hope to have an invite to the beta version. If Facebook and Twitter have no interest in fixing their sites its nice to see that an alternative is on the way. Welcome to the new town of the Dark web. Read a book, have something to say, or your voice will not matter.