The Apple CEO endorses censorship. Some of my readers castigate and insult me by claiming that Cook’s wussy rant against conservatives about the alleged “hate speech” that causes “division” and “violence,” is not censorship. So, for the good of all, dissent must be repressed; dissent meaning racism, white supremacy, discrimination, and conspiracy theories. It’s “hateful.” Censorship is “good,” or, rather, “goodthink” or “goodfeel.” Once hate has been suppressed, everyone will dance around a May Pole in a “low carbon” atmosphere.
No internet platform for anyone or any organization that dissents from the mainstream verdict on anything. The Global Compact and the tech giants will naturally agree on that point.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple said,
“And as we showed this year, we won’t give a platform to violent conspiracy theorists on the App Store. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here.” [Applause. Brackets mine]
The Clarion Project reported:
On December 3rd, 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that tech needs to take a moral stand against hate speech, in a move that sounded very much like a nouveau form of fundamentalism. Speaking to individuals and groups believed to push hate, division and violence, Cook said, “You have no place on our platforms. You have no home here.”
While such intentions are noble, their application is subjective and deeply flawed. It’s a known fact that political conservatives are frequently blocked and banned from social media, often [having done] … little to nothing to trigger the exile while terror organizations and Islamist extremists continue to enjoy access to the very same platforms.
As reported in part of Clarion Project’s Silicon Valley series, “Who Has the Widest Censorship Reach in Human History,” a combination of leaked memos, whistleblowers, demonstrated behavior and now open statements such as those made by Cook, shows that Silicon Valley has a draconian behavior modification agenda masked by Orwellian “double talk” language that can best be summarized with the mantra “censorship is peace” or better yet, “silence is peace.”
Barack Obama said in 1995:
“In America, we have this strong bias toward individual action. You know, we idolize the John Wayne hero who comes in to correct things with both guns blazing. But individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations,” Obama said.
So, if you’re for freedom of speech or for freedom of property ownership, or if you’re suffering from some other form of ideological “derangement” as defined by the Left, you can get together with your Alinsky-ite pals to take collective action in a mob to fight against whatever “social justice” wrong you can concoct. You can “target” them for silencing.
Angela Merkle has not only fouled up Germany, but has stated that nations with borders must do away with them to allow the free invasion of their countries by “migrants.” Their sovereignty must be declared “obsolete.” And be seen as “patriotic.
Merkel argued that countries should be prepared to make concessions in an “orderly procedure”.
She said parliaments should make the decision to sign such contracts.
“Ceding power to a superstate is a better form of patriotism.”
Mrs Merkel said that countries who think “they can solve everything on their own” are simply nationalistic and not patriotic because they “only think about themselves.”
She said: “Either you are one of those who believe they can solve everything on their own and only have to think about themselves. That is nationalism in its purest form.”
“This is not patriotism. Because patriotism is if you include others in the German interest and accept win-win situations.”
The U.K. will sign the Global Compact in Marrakish later this month:
International Development Minister Alistair Burt said the UK “is supportive” of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration document which is the subject of a major UK meeting next week. MEP Marcel de Graaff announced today: “It is declaring migration as a human right so it will, in effect, become impossible to criticise Mrs Merkel’s welcome migrants politics without being at risk of being jailed for hate speech.”
But it has been pointed out that accepting the principles could technically see EU citizens in court for criticising migration between EU member states. Mr Burt said: “The UK Government is supportive of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, both as a step forward in international co-operation to tackle irregular migration and as a framework to help us deliver our commitments under the sustainable development goals.
Countless Muslims and other “migrants” settling in Germany comprise a “win-win” outcome? Can we be certain that the soaring rape statistics, stabbings, and jihad by vehicle are making Germans put on smiles of approval and safety? Working Germans must support “migrants” welfare stipends and chuckle all the way to the bank?
Speaking of banks, Germany will abandon nuclear power completely by 2022. Dw.com reports:
The decision to move away from nuclear energy is a done deal in Germany, where all nuclear power plants are intended to be offline by 2022. It’s a political decision that will cost billions of euros, while the expansion of renewable energy is already pushing up electricity rates.
It also remains unclear exactly how much it will cost to dismantle the power plants after they’ve been mothballed. Experts are certain that the 34 billion euros set aside by plant operators for this purpose will not be enough to do the job.
And when power or gas prices go up, will Germans form their own “yellow jackets and” cause riots and violence, as the French have over the same reason?