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Internet Crisis 2017

There are a lot of issues today, but when one considers what is the most important, you might go back to the basic argument, "If there is no place to freely discuss ..."

What good is discussing ANY development, or thinking of any argument, if you we don't have a free platform to discuss any ideas without something tampering with it, manipulating it, censoring it, or changing it in any way?

It's interesting: The subject at hand, which will be used as the test for all our considerations on the matter, is the Dai1y S+0rm3r, which has been effectively censored from the web.

The group of people represented by this website must be tiny, and have no political power or even any hope to effect any kind of change politically or ideologically. Fair to estimate that at least 99% of people will never read a white supremacist website, and it would have never caught our attention except that it was censored on the web, something many of us consider a human right, a necessity in the current era, on which no censorship can be allowed to happen.

We don't need to understand options and possibilities. We first need to understand how a website can be censored in 2017.

Other reading on this subject:

"Despite their participatory rhetoric, social platforms are closer to authoritarian spaces than democratic ones," writes John Herrmann in the New York Times magazine. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/magazine/how-hate-groups-forced-online-platforms-to-reveal-their-true-nature.html

Our examples: We have Hitler, the Reich, Speer, to understand how popular support, mob rule, and tyranny work. For human rights, we can look to Jesus, Socrates, Ginsberg, Lawrence, the American founding fathers and the Bill of Rights, the UN,

Power and Limitation

"As I see it today, Hitler and Goebbels were in fact molded by the mob itself, guided by its yearnings and its daydreams. Of course, Goebbels and Hitler knew how to penetrate through to the instincts of their audiences; but in the deeper sense they derived their whole existence from these audiences. Certainly the masses roared to the beat set by Hitler's and Goebbels' baton; yet they were not the true conductors. The mob determined the theme. To compensate for misery, insecurity, unemployment, and hopelessness, this anonymous assemblage wallowed for hours at a time in obsessions, savagery and license. The personal unhappiness caused by the breakdown of the economy was replaced by a frenzy that demanded victims. By lashing out at their opponents and vilifying the Jews, they gave expression and direction to fierce primal passions." - Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich


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