I have found out something interesting I think everyone needs to know about. It’s not merely my own “dangerous and derogatory” commentary which has caught the eye of sauron.
Your comments as well.
Many of you probably already know or have noticed that Big Media outlets – even CNN – used to allow free and open comments on the articles they published. They no longer do. Or they require you to “sign in” via Facebook before you’re permitted to comment. And the comments are heavily redacted.
This had to be done, of course – because most of the comments (when people were free to comment) were negative; they pointed out factual errors. They noted the obvious, deliberate one-sided editorializing in “news” coverage.
It looked bad.
More accurately, it shattered the illusion of agreement which the Big Media knows is vital to the centralization of everything which it exists to promote. They need to make refusniks feel ostracized, alone – freaks.
Keep in mind these Big Media outlets are owned by Big Corporations – just a few of them – and these Big Corporations operate as an adjunct of Big Government.
Their interests vibe.
So, the Big Media outlets eliminated their comments section or neutered them. They know perfectly well that in the Panopticon Era, people are terrified of posting a critical comment online – no matter the soundness, factually, of the comment – for fear of losing their job and never being able to get another job. Post something to the effect that you consider Bruce Jenner he rather than she – regardless of his insistence that his chromosomes have changed from XY to XX because he is wearing a dress – and you put your livelihood in jeopardy. The shock troops of the Woke Army will have your blood. Or at least, your job.
Hence the crucial importance of being able to comment anonymously. Without being forced to “sign in” using Facebook, the digital age analog of the East German Stasi except self-reporting.
On EPautos, people are – and always will be – free to comment without “signing in” via Facebook or any other organ of the Panopticon. But this the Panopticon dislikes very much – and is pressuring me to stifle comments in just the same manner as the Big Media organs already do.
The Panopticon wants me to force you to “sign in” via Facebook, eliminate anonymous comments and – most loathsome of all – “pull” any comments it considers “dangerous and derogatory.”
So, we are all in the same boat – and it will float or not depending on whether we let them scuttle it.
I’m not having it.
How about you?
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