Don't be Evil
Posted on: 03/16/2018 07:32 PM

by John Young

In the grand scheme of things, as a GenX-er, I’m not very old. But the destructive grip of our enemies has accelerated and tightened to an enormous degree. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the conduct of ostensibly American corporations.

At one time, America sought to represent an ideal of freedom to the world. If a country had censorship, we would set up a radio station beamed at its people so they could have an alternative to official state narratives. Our corporations were likewise expected to represent our ideals of freedom both at home and abroad.

Obviously, this was an imperfect thing. Maybe some of the things beamed via the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe were false as well, and it’s not unusual for companies to put profit ahead of anything else.

But overall, we presented a united front to the world, and we were a beacon of light and freedom for all to see. We didn’t compromise our message, or what we published, just because some totalitarian regime elsewhere might object.

I present for your edification … exhibit A:

Regarding your account: XXXXX
We have received a legal complaint regarding your video. After review, the following video: YYYYYY has been blocked from view on the following YouTube country site(s):
Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Czechia, Germany, Estonia, France, United Kingdom, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Martinique, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Poland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Reunion, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, French Southern Territories, Wallis and Futuna, Mayotte
YouTube blocks content where necessary to comply with local laws. Please review our help centre article on legal complaints // answer/3001497?hl=en-GB.

Think about that for a second. Google complies with “local laws” no matter where they are. Censorship is all in a day’s work for Google.

Of course, that is not the limit of their love affair with censorship, as they have implemented it for ALL of their video content, systematically removing and banning practically anything to the right of Joseph Stalin. And their firing of Mr. Demore over his questioning of diversity policies is well-known. Here’s hoping his lawsuit is successful!

Google is not alone. Yahoo!, now owned by Verizon, quickly came to the table to provide the Chinese government with a list of dissidents. After all, what are a few lives compared to the love of advertising revenue?

You may not know this, because our globalist media certainly wouldn’t want to discourage sending our jobs to China, but the Chinese government has a fleet of mobile execution vans. Those marked for execution are sedated, thrown into the van, lethally injected and their organs harvested on-the-spot. Though China still does firing squad executions, they have moved to the mobile execution vans as it helps provide the most fresh organs. Obviously, China doesn’t have “innocent until proven guilty.”

These are “American” companies now. And the transformation has been at lightning speed. You don’t have to be a baby-boomer or a member of the greatest generation to remember an America that defended freedom at any cost, and American companies that would willingly sacrifice a profit to stand for our ideals.

I fully expect to wake up one morning to discover American companies bidding to do executions for wrong-think.

This is why the common paradigm of capitalism versus socialism doesn’t work. Both are economic systems, and as such they deal with people as commodities. Sometimes we forget that the mercantilism that gave rise to what we call capitalism was rife with slavery. Contrary to Ayn Rand’s books, capitalism works just fine with people who are operating under some form of compulsion. Every day American capitalist companies sell products made with slave labor in communist countries.

Economic systems are just human tools. But to serve truly human ends, they must be subjected to political controls that are based in the wellbeing of the Folk and grounded in our traditions and values.

Without that, as the cooperation between clearly capitalist enterprises and egregious censors clearly demonstrates, they both end up in the same place.

Sometimes I can feel an ironic and bitter laugh welling up within me when I remember Google’s original company slogan: “don’t be evil.”

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