When I look up a Dutch subject on the Internet, often English Wikipedia articles appear before Dutch ones.
While I try to promote Truth and Intelligence in my blog posts, the only two that got some sizable response were those where I showed pictures of the Second-Temple floor and where I compared Judaism to Christianity.
By their sheer numbers, Christians and USers (and Christian USers) dominate Internet traffic. This seriously hampers the free market of ideas – the may-the-best-win idea. This is nothing new, though.
Popularity, when half of mankind read a book or saw a movie or TV show, is no guarantee of quality. I typically avoid popular movies. Yet, one can also not say truthfully that whatever is trendy must be trash. Democracy is a terrible system but still the best we’ve got!
On top of that, those who have money can have their voices heard more prominently by buying preferential treatment by search engines. That money talks and money makes the mare go are also nothing new.
This being said, I’m still frustrated that so often the simple voice of reason and truth is clamored down by money, hysterics and fake news. I don’t know if anything can be done against that.
The Bible already teaches us: I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all (Ecclesiastes 9:11, King James Bible translation).
And no, I have nothing against the lucky, the rich, Christians or USers. Yet, they should take a more modest place in the world, and I don’t see that happening spontaneously. Until more of the Atheist Chinese, by their sheer number, will start using English too and drown them out.
No stronger enemy than an idea whose time has come. So, ideas before their time are as the prophet’s voice crying in the wilderness.