Reflections on my 502nd Post
History tells us that the deep state controllers will not abide alternative views not under their control. In other words...they will only tolerate (and routinely invent) controlled opposition.
Clearly, those at the top of the pyramid want to standardize and geld alternative media as has been done with the mainstream.
CBC Changing Forum Rules to "out" commenters - A prelude to oppression?If you stand up and say anything which gains an audience under your own name – along with all the decent people who read your stuff – you will attract a shoal of anonymous bottom-feeding trolls.
Recently, I posted on the CBC my opposition to their new Comments Forums posting rule that pseudonyms from June 1, 2016 on are forbidden. All posters must use their own names, first and last. This, IMO, is the thin edge of the wedge for Internet freedom. Newspaper editorials have traditionally been anonymous--specifically to protect writers who express unpopular opinions.
Now that fundamental principle (anonymity) of journalism and freedom of the press has gone by the wayside. Many other tactics to curb readership to blogs have been used by the monopolistic companies like Google. Here is an important development where Google faces record breaking fine for web search monopoly abuse. Do you really believe fining a bottomless financial gold mine like Google will stop the activity? Wake UP!
On the other hand, small (infinitesimally small) players like wee bloggers will soon, IMO, be subjected to all sorts of draconian measures to weed out the true alternative viewpoints from the blogosphere. The phonies, bootlickers and shills will be allowed to stay. Perhaps there will be some accreditation process...where bloggers will need to be certified (following some FALSE FLAG attack blamed on a blogger...dontchaknow). Maybe we'll be threatened with "re-education" like what's happening in England. I doubt it. Re-education would give us some publicity...which they absolutely don't want...they want to pretend we don't exist and discourage us by manipulating our stats (as Google habitually does).
But, until that day...I will continue to blog and "name" the issues that deserve commentary from the ordinary citizen. The ordinary citizen, now more than ever--in these times of universal deceit/tyranny--has a role to play in current events. Blogging is only one way to fulfill our role. In centuries past, folks brought soapboxes to the town square, stood on them and spoke their mind. This blog is my soap box. If the PTB want to take it away...I guess I'll have to find an alternative.