By Rick Wells
Zuckerberg’s trips to testify before Congress are a theatrical stunt to “legitimize” the next phase of attacks on conservative, patriotic speech. He’ll decide what speech can be heard…
Considering the vast scope of Facebook, effectively a privately owned global public utility monopoly that should be regulated and subject to antitrust scrutiny and sanctions, the upcoming theatrics due to play out this week are very important. The political futures of nations, including our own, may be at stake. With CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress, the all-out effort to prevent President Trump from being reelected through the stifling of the speech of American patriots is entering the next phase.
Once again the phantom Russian boogeyman is being used as a scapegoat, this time for “legitimizing” assaults on free speech, particularly those of conservatives opposed to the globalism of the left, the ideology of the elites Zuckerberg owes for his existence.
When analyzing his statement, it’s helpful to keep it in the context of what it truly is, an attack on conservatives who used the Internet to elect Donald Trump, who defeated the mainstream fake news media in 2016. Zuckerberg, Soros, Bezos and their leftist cabal intend to make certain that is not repeated in 2020. Zuckerberg is, through promises made to Congress, giving himself a blank check to trample on the Constitution and the rights of those he is politically opposed to, those who he will declare to be fake news and arbitrarily censored.
The example of “Diamond and Silk” came to the forefront yesterday, but Zuckerberg has been hitting all of us really since before the election and it’s accelerating on a monthly basis. Many have already been forced out. Many, including yours truly, are little more than a ham and egg sandwich away from that fate. Zuckerberg is attacking us to get to all patriots. And he’s going to Congress, not to be investigated, but to be empowered. After all, most of Congress work for the same people he does.
In his preliminary statement, Zuckerberg first blames Russia and a shadowy organization called the IRA. Not the Irish Republican Army, but the Internet Research Agency, the total impact of which during the last election was a mere 470 accounts and 80,000 Facebook posts over a two-year period. That represents about two minutes of actual Facebook traffic, with their over 2 billion users, but the numbers sound bigger and that is the false foundation upon which the subsequent attacks on free speech are based.
In crafting his speech, Zuckerberg’s writers attempt to make the arrogant little worm seem almost likeable, scripting an insincere, gag-inducing public servant basis for the existence of the company that has made him a multi-billionaire.
It states, “Facebook is an idealistic and optimistic company. For most of our existence, we focused on all the good that connecting people can bring. As Facebook has grown, people everywhere have gotten a powerful new tool to stay connected to the people they love, make their voices heard, and build communities and businesses.” Those who deal with the cutthroats on a daily basis understand just how false those claims are.
He then goes on to throw himself of the mercy of the court and to promise to do his best to eliminate the remnants of free speech that he hasn’t quite gotten to yet.
Zuckerberg says, “But it’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy. We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.
It’s not enough to just connect people, we have to make sure those connections are positive. It’s not enough to just give people a voice, we have to make sure people aren’t using it to hurt people or spread misinformation. It’s not enough to give people control of their information, we have to make sure developers they’ve given it to are protecting it too.
Actually it is enough to just connect people, Zuckerberg, without applying leftist filters and preventing people from being heard because their politics don’t match yours or those of George Soros and others. He claims a need to prevent the spread of misinformation, which is a subjective thing. Zuckerberg’s speech to Congress is misinformation in the opinion of this writer, can I deny him his right to spew? In what way has the lying weasel who sells the information of millions of Americans given us control over it without telling us, as his previous assertions claim.
With an eye towards stifling the speech of whatever conservatives they haven’t driven off by the 2020 campaign, Zuckerberg promises an increased investment in “security,” saying “We now have about 15,000 people working on security and content review. We’ll have more than 20,000 by the end of this year.
Ignore the portion of his next statement that deals with “fake accounts,” that’s a smokescreen. The meat is the part where he inhibits their growth. Zuckerberg stated, “We will also require people who manage large pages to be verified as well. This will make it much harder for people to run pages using fake accounts, [or with conservative voices] or to grow virally and spread misinformation or divisive content that way.
So if someone doesn’t agree with Zuckerberg’s leftists and is thereby labeled as spreading misinformation, in support of a conservative or conservative ideas, they won’t be offered the same opportunities for their message to be heard as others, say those supporting commie Democrats, like Kamala “Commiela” Harris or Joe Biden. His premise descends further into idiocy with the assertion that divisive content must be controlled. Few things are more divisive than politics, that’s the nature of the beast, yet he’s going to determine some political speech to be good and some bad? He will control what we hear from which politicians?
Zuckerberg pledges the censorship is coming soon, in time for the 2018 elections. He will be testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week. There are 55 members on that House committee, 46 of whom received campaign cash from their witness. Many of them are Democrats and RINOs who oppose our freedoms and our current President.
It’s not likely to be the toughest of grillings and the real issue of preventing the reelection of President Trump isn’t likely to come up. We’re not supposed to see what they’re doing, redneck flyover deplorables that we are.