Skip to comments.FReeper Editorial: Donít be Evil? Agreed. So letís THUMP Big Tech
Posted on 04/09/2018 11:44:28 AM PDT by AAABEST
I consider myself (mostly) an Anarcho capitalist which means Im nearly never in favor of regulating or stifling business. However, herp-derp left-wing silicon barons are in the beginnings of exploiting and exerting inordinate control over American society and business. Not good. Not capitalism.
The CEO of Twitter is seriously advocating, in public, on his own medium, for a second American Civil War. One where the GOP gets wiped out. The man with one of the most influential platforms in human history wants all of his political opposition dead and the left to have it all. With such a jaundiced view of the world, one must wonder what this man is doing behind the scenes - when hes not making a hyena out of himself.
Facebook is sharing our most private info among unknown legions at the company and throughout the world at large. Their staff and algorithms arbitrarily snuff business and political sites. They shun non-leftist thought, moving traffic and funds away from non-leftist entities, often shutting them down altogether. Google/YouTube employees can wake up and destroy businesses and livelihoods with a keystroke, with no legal consequence and no recourse for their target.
As it stands now, a systems admin or even a well written software package could, theoretically, throw a local, state or even national election.
Amazon became a giant largely by exploiting a tremendous tax advantage over their competition they didnt have to pay or collect any for years. Their new leech-model is to employ further taxpayer resources in the form of the USPS to gain unfair advantage over their brick and mortar and cyber competitors - often putting them out of business. Whether or not the post office is making or losing money on their deal with Amazon (its the latter) is irrelevant. The post office is not a private venture, its a pubic institution. There is no reason why government should engage in moral hazard by giving Amazon any advantage whatsoever over their smaller competitors. Amazon should pay what everyone else pays. Possibly more. Any private deals theyve entered into with USPS need to be made public and discontinued altogether.
A lot can go wrong when a handful of left-wing globalist tech companies have all our most personal data. Our SS, credit card and phone numbers. Childrens names, birthdates, medical information, browsing habits, private conversations and diets. They know family trees; when loved ones are born, when they get sick, what they get sick from and when they die. They know your maiden names, your aliases, passwords, pins, secret questions, banking habits - everything. They can and do know where you go, what you do, how much you spend and what you spend it on. They get hacked and spied on. We get hacked and spied on by 3rd parties through them. If they so desired, they could effortlessly hack and spy on any one of us at any given moment.
If the Amazon tycoon is advocating a hot civil war, could he go from that to aiding or selling us out to our international enemies? Thats a risk this nation should not leave unmitigated.
Has anyone gotten the impression that Google et al are big boosters of America? We know that its a stridently leftist firm. They are, to a significant degree, quite beholden to China. Google has bowed to their public demands on numerous occasions. The founders are Canadian progressives. Can anyone say that the far-left internationalists at Google have any substantive patriotic bond to the country theyre headquartered in? Doesnt seem likely. In fact, their rhetoric and actions indicate the opposite that theyd be far more likely to sell out than *defend* America.
Is the ancient anti-trust cudgel a solution? Probably not, though it may be part of it. Free enterprise boosters loath to let that monster out, but when companies get too big, too powerful, too manipulative they become too dangerous to free enterprise. Something substantial must be done.
Perhaps Big Tech needs a small distraction like the loss of many, many (many) billions and a few massive, highly distractive and costly investigations. Maybe a few well-placed regulations, i.e. deal killers, designed make it impossible for them to continue on the current Frankenstein trajectory.
Lets see how much they *really* like big government and centralized power.
Exercise: Google Trump, Amazon, Washington Post. You get nothing but left-wing thought, opinion and sources. They have a near total monopoly what the vast majority of humanity uses to search for information. Near absolute power, and theyve already begun abusing it.
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The only thing worse than crony-capitalism is crony-socialism.
That is what they thought they had in October last year. That is the source of the frantic hatred and anguish we now see.
And his mother was a hamster, and his father smelt of elderberries.
That doesn't mean he's wrong ...
The founder of FB now the subject of a hearing today.
Could what happened to FB help bring the other tech giants crashing down?
Rush was talking about this today, sparked by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey praising a book-
‘Apparently, a good read is a post co-written by a Center for American Progress senior fellow that calls for civil war, the destruction of the GOP, and the adoption of how California runs everything from sea to shining sea.’
What gets left out this, and what Rush never mentions, is the role of the Bush wing of the GOP in the present ‘civil war’ and it’s destruction of California.
Last time we elected a California governor we had a Tea Party Republican seeking the nomination- Tim Donnelly.
During the primary Donnelly was viciously attacked- not by Democrats- but by Republicans. Bush Republicans:
“if Donnelly advanced to the general election he would not only lose to Brown but also hurt other Republicans running for office because of his narrow appeal to white conservatives, staunch right-wing views, inflammatory rhetoric, and criminal record. The perceived threat from Donnelly attracted endorsements for Kashkari from national Republicans including Romney, Jeb Bush, Condoleezza Rice, and Karl Rove, as well as California Republicans including Pete Wilson and Darrell Issa.”
The “criminal record” was privately purchasing a firearm and failing to register it. But pay attention to what the Bush GOPe thinks of “white conservatives” compared to the guy they selected to run for Governor.
The Bush GOPe had their own choice for California Governor, and with their backing he got the nomination. Neel Kashkari. A Hindu version of Obama, making him irresistible to the Bushies. See if you can tell the difference between Neel Kashkari’s political opinions and Obama’s:
“On social issues, he has described himself as libertarian and “a different kind of Republican”, supporting abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and a path to legal status for illegal immigrants.
“He voted against California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in 2008. In 2013, he was one of 131 Republicans who signed a pro-marriage equality amicus curiae brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case in which the final appeal against the previously-found unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 was rejected for lack of standing.
“On environmental issues, he voted against California’s Proposition 23, which would have suspended the state law that limits greenhouse gas emissions. He believes climate change is real and man-made.
“Kashkari cites Mitch Daniels and Jeb Bush as political mentors. He voted for Obama in the 2008 presidential election and Romney in the 2012 election.”
If not crashing down, perhaps down a few pegs.
I think I enjoyed seeing that family of bastards lose more than I did seeing Trump win.
It definitely was a win.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are essentially monopolies in their areas of social media. The price of not being broken up as illegal monopolies should be a version of net neutrality under which they can only ban or suspend or demonetize or otherwise take action against a user for clearly illegal speech (eg cold porn, terrorism, making terroristic threats, etc).
Otherwise, they should be broken up. Their monopoly position is dangerous to freedom of speech.
I would go as far to make it so no company can own more than one kind of media.
Anarcho-capitalism is a political philosophy and school of anarchist thought that advocates the elimination of the state in favor of self-ownership, private property, and free markets. Anarcho-capitalists hold that, in the absence of statute (law by centralized decrees and legislation), society tends to contractually self-regulate and civilize through the discipline of the free market (in what its proponents describe as a “voluntary society”).
In an anarcho-capitalist society, law enforcement, courts, and all other security services would be operated by privately funded competitors retained by private property owners rather than centrally through compulsory taxation. Money, along with all other goods and services, would be privately and competitively provided in an open market. Personal and economic activities under anarcho-capitalism would therefore be regulated by victim-based dispute resolution organizations under tort and contract law, rather than by statute through centrally determined punishment under political monopolies.
Read all of that carefully. Very little of it would describe what our founding fathers provided us.
Careful what you wish for
"advocates the elimination of the state..."
Wikis = BS.
Maybe the left is in a state of panic as to whats “really” happening behind the scenes. Not the horrific scenario of doom and gloom the socialist polidiots and presstitutes fabricate for the sheeple . My opinion.
Here is Wikipedia - which has become the de facto encyclopedia for the human race - leaving the impression that Mises et al wants the "elimination of the state."
No. You perhaps don’t understand the flippant label you claim for yourself
Wiki is drawing reference from the cited authors
Morris, Andrew (2008). “Anarcho-capitalism”. In Hamowy, Ronald. The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; Cato Institute. pp. 1314. doi:10.4135/9781412965811.n8. ISBN 978-1-4129-6580-4. LCCN 2008009151. OCLC 750831024.
^ Edward Stringham. Anarchy and the law: the political economy of choice. p. 51.
You can complain about Wiki all you want but there are many articles of great value in there. The fact you wouldn’t even go and read it suggests intellectual dishonesty on your part
I don’t believe your are an anarchy anything
Misses is not an anarchy anything
You don’t even know what terminology you are using
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