Over a century ago the American public yelled loudly about the Rockefellers, Carnegies, Morgans and such working in unison to create integrated cartels among the oil, railroad, telegraph, power, and steel industries. These tycoons reaped enormous profits by destroying competition, controlling information, and buying politicians with huge money. As a result, angry Americans demanded the passage of antitrust laws.
In the 21st-century, two days after an assault on the U.S. Capitol by uncertain rioters, we now see Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, etc., today’s tycoons, acting as an integrated cartel to shutdown any point of view their Uber-rich CEOs don’t happen to agree with. Today’s controllers of information shut down the accounts of the President of the United States, a social media site that became a haven for the more conservative points of view, the publication of a book by Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, and discussion of the possible improprieties of the 2020 election with the promise of more to come. However, the Ayatollah Khamenei can still freely tweet his desire to destroy Israel and the USA, washed up comedian Kathy Griffith can retweet her photo of her holding the bloody head of the president, Madonna can express her view to blow up the White House along with the entire first family, and rapper Raz Simone can re-express his desire to use an AK-47. National Public Radio, just this past week, interviewed Vicky Osterweil, whose book, “In Defense of Looting”, justifies theft and property destruction. Of course, Amazon is selling the book.
Now that the leftists are in full control of the reigns of government their new goal is not just bring about their ideas, they also want to silence and emasculate opponent’s abilities to organize against them. To this end, be prepared to see them attempt to end the Senate filibuster, make Puerto Rico a state, expand the Supreme Court, and end the Electoral College.
I suspect that at some point even independent bloggers, like this one, will be somehow silenced.
However, there is a way to fight back and wage a peaceful and lawful battle. Without us, the people, there is no Facebook, Twitter, etc. While, in 2021 it is difficult to effectively function without them, you can certainly minimize their usage to the point where they have a greatly reduced audience to sell to their advertisers for big profit. These leftist totalitarians who are trying to make an unfree America have one weak point…their wallets. While progressive politicians, Wall Street, the media, academia, Hollywood, and professional sports are on the side of these leftists they lose power when we the people stop patronizing them and encourage friends and relatives to do the same.