Little Big Signs .:. State of free speech in my country, empty pockets, and more...

in GEMS2 months ago (edited)

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There are a lot of talks about censorship and I can't believe that some people are aware of it, but somehow, in some weird way, they try to "explain" the validity of it... There is no valid explanation or any excuse for censoring someone in a way that is happening at the moment, in the world...

Some of these excuses are like, "Twitter and YouTube are private companies, and they can do whatever they want on their platforms and censorship whatever they want..." On one side, that can be the truth as they are private companies, and you did agree with all their terms, and all the small letters that are written on their websites, but... They MAKE money on your content, and they have done that probably for a long time, but that is still not a valid reason...

But, when you were talking about similar topics before, and it was OK, but now, it isn't then something is wrong... Let's jump into mid-December last year when dozens of cryptocurrency YT channels got banned with literally one click... That's frightening when you imagine that we are all sorted in a weird database on YT as a potential "threat" with talking about dirty crypto! Luckily, we got a lame excuse after a couple of days that all was just a "small mistake"... Yeah, right... We are talking about cryptocurrencies, and not about some freaking suicidal stuff, or weird terrorist videos, or whatever else...

It gets a lot worse with this virus thing... When it came to the mainstream media, their stories covered like 99% of the population... Everyone got scared to death, and they were just pumping up the fear, and still doing it... And then, 1% (or even less) of the people started asking questions... Questions about the legality of the measures that governments all over the world took, closing people in home prisons taking their freedoms away... Those were (and are) questions that have left without an answer, but that wasn't enough as people who want to control others want 100% control, so they decided to censor that 1% that dares to think differently! Or just ask questions...

And then someone says that yes, they can do whatever want as they are private companies, like YT, Twitter, etc... But my government locked me down without any legal rights, and those companies take a side with the governments, leaving people without the most valuable power, without a word... Luckily, #decentralized platforms are slowly getting into the system, and I hope they will get stronger and stronger, but it will take time...

But, let's come back to my country, where I live... Recently, I think a week or two ago, we got a new government "entity", or organization, or department, I don't know how to call it, that will take care of the "fake" news... Now, let's get back to the definition of "fake news" by these departments... If you are in that 1% that thinks differently, and you want to know answers about HOW the money of TAXPAYERS are spent, or WHY are we all locked down if hospitals are half empty, or WHY someone's family member died from a trivial health problem because nobody wanted to attend it, you are spreading fake news... And this department will silence you by ordering the website/newspaper to don't give you a right to speech... Or, they command fine you for asking questions...

So, isn't just great that we came from that "innocent", lame excuse that YT, Twitter can ban someone because they can, to the point that your government and people that YOU have brought in their chairs can fine you for speaking, and have doubts in someone's incompetency? Where is our freedom of speech? And I'm talking about only a small % of people out there, as all others are afraid to speak up...

Also, I have talked about other things in the video that will probably come very soon to everyone's life... and we should act on that knowledge and previous experience... If you don't do it today, your children will not have any rights tomorrow to speak for themselves...

Thank you for your valuable time,

~ph~


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I think the problem lies with us humans as users and followers of media. The corporations do what they want, because they legally can. The media does what it wants because they have the power. Same goes for governments, because they are at the top. BUT... who gives them that power? We do. An entity is only as strong and important as the value we allow it through the attention we give it.

Sure, I could say that me alone not voting or not using facebook (often) will not change things, but because everyone thinks like that we don't realize how much power we have if we stand as one against the "big guys". How come when we have to vote "every vote counts", but the same argument cannot be used to not vote.

The bigger problem lies with people acting out of self interests and ignorance, but that's a whole other paragraph.

OKay... I agree with you about giving power... If you watch some shit on television, they will serve you more of that shit in the future... The same goes for the Internet, YT, FB... Just look at the ads that you see... You got what you were asking for... the same goes with power... You support LIES, well, they will give you more... lol... Simple as that...

Regarding voting, I have mixed feelings, as if you vote between 2 idiots, and without any alternative, then, I don't want to be part of it... Especially, if the game is rigged, and usually it is...

And finally, I agree that every VOICE counts... every single person is important, as it adds up... that's why is important that we speak up now, to inspire and motivate others to follow us and speak their truth...

Thanks for an awesome comment! Always a pleasure reading it... :)

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The problem with voting is that it's almost always between 2 or more idiots and the game is always rigged. Democracy is theoretically a very good system for fair governance, unfortunately humanity itself is a cancer to itself.

Thanks by the way, it's always a pleasure to engage on your deep thought posts. :)

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Great video and topic Zoltan, and a very important one, more and more censorship and centralized control is imposed all the time now, except for the state television and radio all media is in the hands of 2 media corporations here now, and in parts owned by big wall street banks, very "objective news". 🙃

As to lockdowns and restrictions, the politicians are working very hard to get around the Swedish Constitution which does not allow a full lockdown unless there is war, there is a law in the works that they plan to have ready to vote in next summer where they will have worked around the Constitution to have the ability for a push button lockdown.

All this combined just seems to me that this is just a general repetition, use a disaster to work out all the bugs in the system so they can impose full control whenever they want in the future.

If climate change even gets half as bad as the medium prognosis then we will have a continuous global food shortage within the next 20 years, and that is what I fear they are preparing to hedge for.

Keep up your great work.

all media is in the hands of 2 media corporations here now, and in parts owned by big wall street banks, very "objective news". 🙃

Well, this is the same all around the world... It looks that we have 1 journalist that writes news for the whole world... lol... I'm laughing, but it's not far away from the truth...

All this combined just seems to me that this is just a general repetition, use a disaster to work out all the bugs in the system so they can impose full control whenever they want in the future.

You are so on point about this... After every "disaster" they create new laws that have no sense at all... They did that in the US after 9/11, and a lot of other "disasters" and this one is obviously just another excuse to clean up some things and to fill their pockets...

I don't believe too much in the story about climate changes, and food shortages, but I do believe in the MONEY story... when there is no MONEY, they will not produce things... Money is everything... look at the slow development of solar power, or electric cars, or anything else which is "good for the planet"... All was ready 30-40 years ago, but there was no "money incentives" to do the things...

Thanks for an awesome comment! We are on the same page!

Yeah you are certainly right about money, that is about control just as censorship is too.

I have had nightmares thinking about the future of the world and faith in our freedom, I see how darkness consumes us and we cannot do anything other than fight a giant.

Freedom of expression is so controlled by the SYSTEM that it still seems like a nightmare to try to talk about some issues.

Expressing what you feel freely can affect a group that does not want us to talk and only expects us to be quiet.

I think it is time to say enough and fight against that giant, which at the end of everything we can win.

It is crucial that we express what we feel and what are our concerns... I know that it looks that we are alone, and it looks that we are crazy, but it's not like that... As you can see, there are people who think like you, and there are more and more of us...

It is always like that until we reach the critical crowd that CAN change things... It's the same thing in any sphere of life, and even in crypto... They tried to kill Bitcoin thousands of times, but still, it is here, stronger than ever...

Justice always wins!

Thank you for your comment, and I hope that you will not have any more nightmares... You are not alone!

@ph1102 do you know that you haven't put the link for this post under the hiveangelist post

darn... well... I know now... Thanks for reminding me!

I couldn't have said this any better. It is amazing how people seem to "excuse" the censorship that is happening & that is accelerating at an alarming pace. Even though it's not necessarily a NEW thing, it is right in front of our faces & some are STILL justifying it, jumping from one centralized platform to another when it screams "You have freedom of speech here!" Critical thinking NEEDS to happen... but I digress! :)

In a way, I am grateful that my eyes were opened. Obviously I am not happy that so many are living in fear and there has been so much chaos this year alone, but I do have hope - hope that as we go through the muck of all of this, we can come out of it renewed & stronger than ever. Not everyone will see but if we continue to work on ourselves, plant those seeds, SPEAK UP when censorship is going on & refuse to give our power away, maybe just maybe we can come out all of this as a renewed, united collective. It IS possible - it's just up to each of us.

Awesome video, Zoltan. Thank you for always making me think & I agree the censorship doesn't just stop at print or social media. It happens every day in our offline lives as well....we need to be the change and the voice that says this is NOT okay. We do have power and have had it all along. :) 💚

It is amazing how people seem to "excuse" the censorship that is happening

I have read the post by @surrealfia about the law of averages and reading what you wrote it got on my mind... People are disappointed by previous experiences with big companies and their lack of power to change anything in the past... And led by those experiences, they give up even before they started the battle...

I think that that is the main reason for people being quiet about these important topics... And also, the whole system is teaching us to be indifferent, to be hypnotized and hopeless... All these things are products of this crazy living in fear...

I hope that more and more people will speak up about these important topics because we are in the final stages of losing most of our rights and freedoms...

Thanks for speaking up about censorship and freedoms!

Man this new normal is definitely scary. I can't believe how this crisis is influencing the world and the people on it. There is the fear of the virus, the fear for our economical future, the fear to loose our rights and there is the fact that we get all so fed up with this situation. We wait for the "solution" and let our economy go to ruins. You are totally right that it takes much more time to build up again what is being destroyed now. It took me about 5 years to earn with my business what I'm loosing in 6 months today...

It took me about 5 years to earn with my business what I'm loosing in 6 months today...

I'm sorry to hear this... :( And I can't imagine how do you feel about it... And I doubt that there will be enough help from the governments to cover the losses...

Actually, while I was doing this video, I had on my mind all those small/medium businesses that have been built by generations... A lot of family businesses that are old for hundreds of years can be ruined in just a couple of months, or years... as who knows how long will this last...

I hope I'm wrong and we will get out of this soon, but somehow, I'm not sure that that will happen...

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