If you live in the west, you might believe that the dark dystopian vision of society in George Orwell’s 1984 is still a long way off. And in some respects, you’re right — at the time of writing at least, no one is forced to watch deep state-controlled media, although that’s more often than not all that’s available.
However, there is one aspect of Orwellian totalitarianism that is already alive and well — and it’s something the state doesn’t even need to enforce because society does it perfectly fine on its own.
We’re talking, of course, about censorship — not the type where the government drags you to Siberia in the dead of the night, but rather a more subversive, perhaps even more sinister variant where your neighbor might do that instead.
Left-wing censorship culture in the modern age isn’t as obvious as it was in dystopian novels such as Orwell’s aforementioned 1984 or Ayn Rand’s Anthem. Private corporations like Google, YouTube, Patreon, and a horde of others that effectively control global political discourse have been free to silence whatever and whomever they like with precisely no pushback.
Now, the left can drone on and on about the so-called hypocrisy of conservatives pointing out that it’s not fair that private companies are allowed to do this, considering the right’s preference for less regulations on business. But when you factor in that the First Amendment extends only so far as where real life ends and digital life begins, and add in that just about everything in our lives is hosted on the internet, you can see that there is a real problem here.
Conservative speech has been targeted in online spaces for years now, and it’s finally getting to the point where right-wing individuals are running out of places to go. So, what’s our next move here?
Here’s YouTube’s Tim Pool on the future of free speech.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter