Big Brother won't be the Government

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Toolsmith
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Big Brother won't be the Government

Big Brother will be the electronic mob that now surrounds everyone. Conform. No choice. No Voice.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/31/zuckerberg-haters-...

Censorship will be done by the crowd. They will redefine words to mean whatever the mob wants, and you'll be flagged and blocked. Maybe worse.

The first socialist revolution in France went down this path. So has every other socialist revolution since.

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Admittedly a quick read of

Admittedly a quick read of article but I note the lack of the ultimate solution , everyone of these media things share one unique thing.
The user has to turn them on /open them up join etc..

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If you think not turning them

If you think not turning them on or not joining means it won't affect you, you're only kidding yourself. These things have already changed the world. There is no opting out.

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Well I will go one step

Well I will go one step further.
That is a start that should be followed up with understanding, Mels' post of a three part approach to understanding covers it very nicely .

If I am being fooled at least, give me more than this stuff to show it to me.
Of course reliance on internet solely is a poor substitute for thinking also.

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"THINKING", seriously, Bruce?

"THINKING", seriously, Bruce?

In this day and age?

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For some it is out of vogue

For some it is out of vogue !

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Many find it easier to simply

Many find it easier to simply conform. That's the point of the post.

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See turning off/on or not

See turning off/on or not joining becomes valid to avoid the dire consequences assumed
with the alleged point .
Besides the questionable quality of points made in these articles they tend to assume readers
are stupid.

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Plus blindness to the

Plus blindness to the literally hundreds of instances published almost every day. Entire systems of thought are being purged not just from the present but from the past as well.

But you just keep your blinders on. That's what they want anyway...

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Here is some tasks for you.

Here is some tasks for you.
List thoughts from past purged.
List present thoughts purged.

Who is they?

On completion of above detail time it takes to get trash out from bunker.

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Hmmm. Maybe "they" are the

Hmmm. Maybe "they" are the"we" who "can drive the haters offline."

Zoe Williams thinks driving hate away is easy. "We" can do it. All it takes is good judgement and vigilance from the management of social media. What could go wrong?

For what little it's worth, I agree with Bruce that imputing intentions to a "they" without an antecedent is imprecise. In this case, however, Ms. Williams started off with a "we" in which all of us right-thinking people (Guardian readers, maybe) seem to enjoy membership.

This "we" and "they" thing is a habit shared by collectivists, both the progressive and nationalist variants. Use of "they" without an antecedent in a political comment is a sure sign of sloppy thinking.

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Paperless, cashless, other

Paperless, cashless, other lesser that, all leads to control by whomever, however. To watch 60 70 80 year old men swipe their cards, while trying to remember their pins is a sad thing.

Dither, dither, it is sad. A sign of the times, Facebook - look at the pie I baked etc, the Russians putin an ad.

Kinda funny if it wasn't all true, the deballing of America.

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You do not give me "tasks",

You do not give me "tasks", Bruce. Do it yourself.

The mechanisms of thought are tasks which are the responsibility of every person. It's not someone else's job to remember for you, think for you, perform simple web searches for you, or perform any other simple tasks on your behalf.

If you can't think of anything true which is now disparaged for advantage, I can't help you. I'm not a deprogrammer.

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Ok .

Ok .
You want acceptance of your words which aren't even yours to begin with .
Oh by the way I can think of something that is disparaged for some advantage.
The vast majority of your illustrious internet searches.

" Bruce. Do it yourself." Ditto you don't give me tasks .

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Since "these things have

Since "these things have already changed the world" and "there is no opting out", besides self-aggrandizement, what is your point in posting the link in the first place?

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Wow, denial doesn't only

Wow, denial doesn't only exist in the right.

I didn't give you a task. That's a duty incumbent on any thinking person.

I posted it because a common theme in the left is that it's only censorship when the government does it. In case you missed it. This won't help those in the dark deliberately.

Self-aggrandizement? Simply posting a link does that how, exactly? Oh, yeah, that's just another one of the methods to shut down anyone you disagree with. Nevermind.

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Has pmconusa reappeared ?

Has pmconusa reappeared ?

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Why do you ask?

Why do you ask?

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Reading a couple of above

Reading a couple of above posts kind of made me wonder.
To me they contain certain elements we have seen before.
But what do I know, I am brainwashed and deficient in my thinking abilities as well as deliberately being in dark.

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In darkness there is light.

In darkness there is light.

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Agreed, particularly when

Agreed, particularly when some things glow in the dark.

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Without darkness, how would

Without darkness, how would we know what light is?

And for the record, I don't write books.

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“Believe in the darkness what

“Believe in the darkness what you have seen in the light.”

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Do you know that light bulbs

Do you know that light bulbs are dark suckers?

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Here are the details:

Here are the details:

Dark Sucker Theory

For years, it has been believed that electric bulbs emit light, but recent information has proved otherwise. Electric bulbs don't emit light; they suck dark. Thus, we call these bulbs Dark Suckers.

The Dark Sucker Theory and the existence of dark suckers prove that dark has mass, is heavier than light, and is faster than light.

First, the basis of the Dark Sucker Theory is that electric bulbs suck dark. For example, take the Dark Sucker in the room you are in. There is much less dark right next to it than there is elsewhere. The larger the Dark Sucker, the greater its capacity to suck dark. Dark Suckers in the parking lot have a much greater capacity to suck dark than the ones in your room.

As it is with all things, Dark Suckers don't last forever. Once they are full of dark, they can no longer suck. This is proven by the dark spot on a full Dark Sucker. A candle is a primitive Dark Sucker. A new candle has a white wick. You can see that after the first use, the wick turns black, representing all the dark that has been sucked into it. If you put a pencil next to the wick of an operating candle, it will turn black. This is because it got in the way of the dark flowing into the candle. One of the disadvantages of these primitive Dark Suckers is their limited range.

There are also portable Dark Suckers. In these, the bulbs can't handle all the dark by themselves and must be aided by a Dark Storage Unit. When the Dark Storage Unit is full, it must be either emptied or replaced before the portable Dark Sucker can operate again.

Dark has mass. When dark goes into a Dark Sucker, friction from the mass generates heat. Thus, it is not wise to touch an operating Dark Sucker. Candles present a special problem as the mass must travel into a solid wick instead of through clear glass. This generates a great amount of heat and therefore it's not wise to touch an operating candle.

Also, dark is heavier than light. If you were to swim just below the surface of the lake, you would see a lot of light. If you were to slowly swim deeper and deeper, you would notice it getting darker and darker. When you get really deep, you would be in total darkness. This is because the heavier dark sinks to the bottom of the lake and the lighter light floats at the top. That is why it is called light.

Finally, we must prove that dark is faster than light. If you were to stand in a lit room in front of a closed, dark closet, and slowly opened the closet door, you would see the light slowly enter the closet. But since dark is so fast, you would not be able to see the dark leave the closet.

Next time you see an electric bulb, remember that it is really a Dark Sucker.

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Racist...

Racist...

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When does the book come out

When does the book come out Bruce?

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Don't know Al I am in the

Don't know Al I am in the dark and watch and calendar isn't florescent !

We can only hope that there will be less of that dark sucking going on,
so we can find our computer screens to read the previews.

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If you write a book about

If you write a book about dark, how do you read it? Won't the content be sucked out as soon as you open it in the presence of a ligh... er, dark-sucker?

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Aaaaand, if the dark sucker

Aaaaand, if the dark sucker has reading comprehension problems, as many do, who will explain it ?

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Only the shadow knows !

Only the shadow knows !

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