MILO on the Threat of Silicon Valley
Milo discussing Google:
“Some people within that company have such extreme politics that science is off-limits when it comes to talking about the differences between men and women. That’s remarkable. And terrifying.”
He is talking about the growing trend for “politically incorrect” organisations to be banned from the internet, and for search results to be sanitised. Our right to free speech is under significant assault.
Empires may rise and fall precipitously, but civilizations take generations to rise and recede. The reasons for rise and fall of empires are less complex than the rise and decay of civilizations. One clear difference is that empires require the power of arms, while the civilizations require the power of ideas.
It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing; our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed.
The first four centuries of Islam saw vigorous discussion and flexibility regarding legal issues; this was the tradition of ijtihad, or independent judgment and critical thinking. But by the end of the eleventh century, discordant ideas were increasingly seen as a problem, and autocratic rulers worried about dissent — so the “gates of ijtihad” were closed for Sunni Muslims: ijtihad was seen as no longer necessary, since all important legal questions were regarded as already answered. New readings of Islamic revelation became a crime. All that was left to do was to submit to the instructions of religious authorities; to understand morality, one needed only to read legal decrees. Thinkers who resisted the closing came to be seen as nefarious dissidents. (Averroës, for example, was banished for heresy and his books were burned.)
History WILL repeat itself….
Great to see Milo talking common sense agian.
He as much as anybody knows about violence being used to stop free speech, as well as the enemy pouncing on and misrepresenting comments.
Who would have thought science would become feminists enemy.
A very good video to watch on all this is a speech by TODD HUIZINGER discussing the EU and GLOBAL Governance at Calvin College.
He explains the plan to remove currently protected human rights and create new rights for the global community – but of course there is a catch – these rights will not be good for humans, but will most certainly help those who want total control over humanity.
In the last segment he talks about the alteration of what is TRUTH, and which will directly affect FREEDOM.
I watched a comedian discuss what is Politically correctness and what is Health and Safety.
Political Correctness is being manipulated to get full control of your MIND. ( What you can say and think )
Health and Safety is being manipulated to get full Control of your entire Physical world. ( what you can do on your own land and in your home)
look up Steve Hughes – funny aussie – at least he gives us all a good laugh as he explains the truth.
Political Correctness – the oppression of our intellectual movement ( mind ) so we don’t say anything incase someone gets offended…..
So what happened to “Sticks and Stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” – is this not what we teach children …….don’t be offended.
Health and Safety – the oppression of our physical movement so we can not do anything without the permission of the state.
Our freedom of speech. No, this is something far worse.
It is indoctrination of specific beliefs.
But worse: It is the ability to terrorize users through technology.
I’ve seen this in use, first hand, it is already here.
What can be done is not just unbelievable, it is unimaginable.
well done downunder – we agree.
There is no ‘we’ on the net, unless you’re running the show.
WE we WE we WE we…………
Do you see what I did there?
There may be some equivalency to book burning with page deletion.
The thought police with shifting censorship decisions is similar.
I am presently finding any time I mention HPV cancer vaccine Stuff truth police refuse my comment. I even had a comment accepted then 1/2 an hour later it got deleted despite it being on topic etc.
You can generalise which severely limits your argument but factual arguments get the delete button.
How do you respond to “that’s rubbish, prove it” type comments when Stuff won’t allow you too.
Me, myself, and I, sometimes referred to as we, are very concerned at these censorship strategies.
I’m uncertain with STUFF, but am more inclined to think the Editor has a few multiple identities, rather than a team of combatants or free thinkers.
I found the same issue, if your comment was within a certain range it was fine, but step outside of that and you’re not part of history, as your comments never appeared.
All the more, that this site should be diverse and inclusive, and attractive to as many as possible.
There is a censorship in terms of comments on STUFF, but as you may have noticed I recently pointed to a linked to page that had been deleted.
In terms of this site, we can only be grateful it remains open, but the danger of course is the contention goes off the page and becomes personal – if someone thinks you’re sinking their boat, they are likely to try and sink yours.
Aside from censorship and book burning, there is a war on words as well.
There are perhaps more dead men in other countries and more quiet men in this waka.
And stories in songs and from songwriters like Sabine Baring-Gould.
@1 interesting thoughts and I have seen others pondering the same questions about the decline of progressive existence.
I haven’t seen it, but I understand there is a comparitive model with Rome and the US, measuring the relative speed of decline.
When it comes to being powered by thought, if the demand exceeds the supply, does that constitute an instant failure?