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When the Rebels Become Oppressors

“Terror is nothing else than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible.”
Maximilien de Robespierre

“Political power grows out of the barrel of the gun…”
Mao Zedong

When does the “information grid” become a utility like the power grid?

If Google, GoDaddy, Twitter and Facebook were in charge of electricity instead of speech, they would be turning off power to your home and/or business if they don’t like your views, beliefs, associations, history or maybe even your President.  No one would tolerate the resulting chaos.

Regrettably, it seems almost inevitable that Silicon Valley’s information racketeering is going to lead to some kind of government regulation. They would do well to remember that censors, like shoes, come in both left and right.

First Amendment to the United States Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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