A concession, of sorts
I’ve been thinking about this for a while. One of the left’s favorite boogeymen is the evil corporation. Leftist writers just loooooove making evil corporations the villains of their dystopian novels.
It’s not just literature either. You see this in movies (Blade Runner, the Resident Evil franchise), TV shows, video games (again, Resident Evil), etc. They just love demonizing corporations, and I think it’s because they’re either socialists or communists.
But, given all that happened last year, with corporations like Alphabet (parent company of Google) firing James Damore over a memo he wrote, and MasterCard (of which is mostly owned by Muslims) demanding PayPal, Stripe, Patreon and others deplatform various conservatives, centrists and alternative services like Hatreon and FreeStartr over their politics, I’ve come to realize that we’re currently living in the dystopia these leftists warned us about.
Only problem is, these same leftists and their cohorts have no problem applauding these evil corporations. These corporations are run by leftists, so of course that is to be expected. These leftists also have no problem using these corporations to silence their critics and those that disagree with them.
Leftists will still claim to hate corporations, however, but when you ask them which ones, they’ll cite some random oil company, Enron, or Walmart. Even though Google is developing a search engine for China that censors information, they’ll never admit that Google is evil. Even though Mark Zuckerberg basically told Angela Merkel that Facebook would help her suppress any criticism of her insane immigration policies, leftists will never admit that Facebook is evil. Might I remind you that Facebook wants to develop mind-reading technology? Yeah, it’s true.
Facebook is developing technology to let users communicate using only their thoughts, the internet giant confirmed on Wednesday night. A secretive division at Facebook’s California headquarters has been experimenting with mind-reading technology for several months, the company revealed. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, has previously described telepathy as the “ultimate communication technology”, but the social network’s ambitions have been unclear.
This is freaking scary. I still, rather stupidly, have a Facebook account, but I don’t use their official app. And, of course, I have uBlock Origin installed on all my desktop browsers (unfortunately it is not available for mobile devices).
I will probably get rid of it eventually, especially if this mind-reading technology comes to fruition. That is very, very creepy.
But, as I said, you don’t see the left calling Facebook out as much…they have no problem weaponizing these services to censor thoughts and ideas they don’t like. The left themselves have basically ensured that the nightmare they wrote about became a reality.