Just in and shocking if you’re with the facts and equality
In the beginning, there was Free Speech. Yet, it was kind of fake. It was mostly for the privileged, the rich. They went to university. They got to publish books. They filled the Letters to the editor section.
Then came the Internet. Suddenly, everyone with an opinion (or without one) could spread their writings (and nowadays their verbal musings) to every corner of the globe, few questions asked, little money needed if you don’t live impoverished, that is. No editor, stings to pull needed.
But then, privilege hit again. When everyone speaks, how can you make sure you’re heard at all? The answer: again, the rich and famous get trump cards. They get interviewed; the rest is reduced to trollism.
Another prime trick of the Powers That Be is to drown out anything real by unmitigated untruth, putting to shame even politics and mob lawyers.
But if you think that was bad, read on. The most damaging trend of the last 15 years is intimidating anyone on (the anti-) social media, if needed by doxxing (outing) them if they tried to stay anonymous.
Not only does that take away people’s willingness to speak. We actually dumb ourselves down, just not to be attacked. As the professor in the above clip shockingly mentions.
And, in case you missed it, this is not only ‘not nice.’ It disables democracy, consolidating the grip of owning class on Western society. Just what they demanded when they agreed to ‘power-sharing’ with the poor, the working class, and women (universal suffrage).
The good news lies in that this is our artifact. And, as Rabbi Nachman famously says: If you broke it, you can repair it. This is not a law of nature to battle. We just need to keep holding democracy to its pretended ideal until the powerful finally will agree to real power-sharing. It’s a good (useful) time to be an activist—when you’re committed to the truth.
“Truth has prevailed,” the lawyer cabled his client. He responded: “Appeal immediately.” (From Salcia Landmann: the Jewish Joke)