April 28, 2020 – While everyone is distracted with Bill Gates stories amid the Coronavirus “pandemic,” the institutions that effect industry, culture and policy are quietly promoting a new vision for America.
Two college professors (one at Harvard) have written an article for a major publication calling for the US to follow China’s lead on internet censorship.
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— andrewdoyle_com (@andrewdoyle_com) April 28, 2020
It’s one of the most disturbing things I have read recently, and these are the professors “shaping” the next generation of Ivy League “leaders.”
You can read the full article from The Atlantic here.
Excellent investigation into Chinese influence at Harvard, by a Harvard student, reveals that Harvard Law School’s Vice Dean Professor William P. Alford pressured two Chinese dissidents to cancel a talk at Harvard. https://t.co/QYFHNXtYWg
— Isaac Stone Fish (@isaacstonefish) April 26, 2020
The Atlantic is the publication of the Atlantic Council, a NATO-funded think tank that lobbies for EU-style policies in America. The article begins with the most Orwellian Newspeak I have been subjected to in recent days:
‘Covid-19 has emboldened American tech platforms to emerge from their defensive crouch. Before the pandemic, they were targets of public outrage over life under their dominion. Today, the platforms are proudly collaborating with one another, and following government guidance, to censor harmful information related to the coronavirus. And they are using their prodigious data-collection capacities, in coordination with federal and state governments, to improve contact tracing, quarantine enforcement, and other health measures. As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg recently boasted, ‘The world has faced pandemics before, but this time we have a new superpower: the ability to gather and share data for good.’ Civil-rights groups are tolerating these measures—emergency times call for emergency measures—but are also urging a swift return to normal when the virus ebbs. – The Atlantic
This is so wrong and so despicable. The article goes on to praise the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) which regularly engages in human rights abuses and outright genocide against its own citizens.
According to Didi Rankovic of Reclaim The Net, these two professors outline nothing less than a diabolical plan for “online speech” codes to control society and public discourse:
Just a few months after it was revealed that doctors and whistleblowers in China were detained for posting on the Weibo social network that a viral outbreak was taking place, and that social media posts raising the alarm were getting people’s accounts banned, and their messages were being censored in real-time, a Harvard University professor is suggesting that China has the right approach to regulating speech on the internet and that the US should follow the same principles.
It’s not reasonable to expect that online speech might be able to go ‘back to normal’ after being reined in and constrained to the extreme in some extraordinary instances of surveillance and censorship accompanying the coronavirus pandemic, and justified by it, an article published by the Atlantic is incredibly suggesting.
With coronavirus, speech is being tightly controlled in online and traditional media, while Big Data is used freely by Big Tech to enforce government measures, in what would under any other circumstances be considered unacceptable mass tracking and surveillance of citizens. – Reclaim The Net
This is one of the most ignorant articles and commentaries on society and how humans should be treated.
Unfortunately, this article is being cited by Silicon Valley oligarchs and monopolists to justify their new draconian measures that of course are only applied in one direction. Tom Parker of Reclaim The Net documents one of these attempts in his article entitled “YouTube’s Exec Discusses “Intelligence Desk” to Target Emerging Conspiracy Theories“:
Over the last few years, YouTube has aggressively censored what it deems to be conspiracy theories and misinformation.
And now, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan has revealed that its Intelligence Desk, an initiative that was launched in 2018 to proactively police ‘inappropriate or offensive content,’ is being used to target content that might be classed as a conspiracy theory or misinformation in the future.
Mohan discussed this tool during an interview with Protocol’s editor at large David Pierce and described how this Intelligence Desk is being used in the context of the Coronavirus: ‘This is a team of professionals who actually try to look kind of just over the horizon if you will in terms of where a conspiracy might be coming from, where misinformation might be coming from, so that we can do our best to sort of stay ahead of something that might be emerging before it becomes a challenge on our platform.’
Mohan didn’t elaborate on how YouTube is looking over the horizon or how it determines when something might be emerging but said that this Intelligence Desk tool has “come in handy” when it comes to striking content about the coronavirus and 5G.
According to previous reports on the Intelligence Desk, it uses a combination of ‘Google data, user reports, social media trends, and third-party consultants to detect inappropriate content early, and either remove it or prevent advertiser messaging from appearing near it.’
In the interview, Mohan also said that YouTube has increased its pace of enforcement and taken more action on more videos amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Additionally, Mohan stated that YouTube is now changing its enforcement guidelines 2-3 times per week. – Reclaim The Net
There is no public debate held about how this will effect society now, or in the long-term. This comes on the heels of the recent de-platforming of some major alternative media outlets, and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki claiming they would ban any content that goes against the narrative of the World Health Organization (WHO).
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— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) April 28, 2020
The goal is the “complete transformation” of Western society in general to a subservient position in the world as China supplants the U.S. as the world superpower. This type of censorship and totalitarian ideology is not new.
We can look back to history for recent example of this. The Nazi regime engaged in book burning campaigns for censorship before most written works were far easier to erase digitally.
Communism has killed over 100 million people. An incredible and powerful essay by Dr. Fred Schwarz entitled “Why Communism Kills: The Legacy of Karl Marx“ describes in painful detail the real underlying ideology behind communism that defines it as a death cult:
Apparently the overlords in Silicon Valley are either ignorant of recent world history, or worse but probably closer to the truth, they know full well the evil they are promoting. If you think China isn’t still following Chairman Mao’s 100 year plan, you are extremely naive and uninformed of the CCP philosophy.
A recent article on Jim Simpson for Congress’ website reminds us of the secret speech given by a Chinese military general in 2002 about colonizing America and potentially killing millions of people:
I suggest you read the entire speech. Then read it again. The current SARS virus, COVID-19, was a bioweapon, manufactured in Wuhan’s Biosafety Level 4 laboratory. Recall that the original SARS epidemic also came from China. This is not a coincidence.
In a January Netflix documentary titled ‘Pandemic,’ Dr Dennis Carroll, director of the Emerging Threats Unit at the US Agency for International Development, warned: ‘While we can’t predict where the next influenza pandemic is going to come from, there are certain places that need particular attention – and China is one of those. It’s the place where we have seen the emergence of virtually all of the deadly influenza viruses over the last half-century.’
While Dr. Carroll did not mention bioweapons explicitly, why else should he be so worried about China specifically? What follows suggests the answer. I have chosen a few choice excerpts from the speech itself, which detail both the Chinese plans and their justifications.
What you should understand is that none of this is in the least surprising to anyone familiar with Communist strategies and tactics. Communism is the greatest evil ever unleashed on mankind. We have been anesthetized to that fact by endless propaganda, lies and sheer ignorance promulgated in Western media, Hollywood, our educational institutions and culture. This has been aided and abetted by the human mind’s unwillingness to believe that anyone (except maybe Hitler), could be so systematically evil, helped with a large dose of political and economic self-interest enjoyed by those who have chosen to interact and trade with the Chinese.
Haotian starts by optimistically reporting an online survey of young Chinese they had conducted. The survey revealed that over 80 percent would willingly ‘shoot at women, children and prisoners of war,’ thus removing the worry that the up-and-coming generation might not have the stomach for mass murder. He explains that their rationale for conducting the survey was to discover, ‘If China’s global development will necessitate massive deaths in enemy countries, will our people endorse that scenario? Will they be for or against it?’ – Jim Simpson
This is not something to be taken lightly. The Chinese general was speaking very openly about these old plans for America. Here is a direct quote from him about the need to kill Americans:
One would expect Silicon Valley, with its Intelligence Community contacts and connections, would be taking this threat more seriously.
Here is a Technocracy News article about Silicon Valley and how it’s potentially teeming with spies by Zach Dorfman entitled “Spy vs Spy – Silicon Valley is Destination of Choice for Espionage.“
In the fall of 1989, during the Cold War’s wan and washed-out final months, the Berlin Wall was crumbling—and so was San Francisco. The powerful Loma Prieta earthquake, the most destructive to hit the region in more than 80 years, felled entire apartment buildings. Freeway overpasses shuddered and collapsed, swallowing cars like a sandpit. Sixty-three people were killed and thousands injured. And local Soviet spies, just like many other denizens of the Bay Area, applied for their share of the nearly $3.5 billion in relief funds allocated by President George H.W. Bush.
FBI counterintelligence saw an opening, recalled Rick Smith, who worked on the Bureau’s San Francisco-based Soviet squad from 1972 to 1992. When they discovered that a known Soviet spy, operating under diplomatic cover, had filed a claim, Smith and several other bureau officials posed as federal employees disbursing relief funds to meet with the spy. The goal was to compromise him with repeated payments, then to turn him. ‘We can offer your full claim,’ Smith told the man. ‘Come meet us again.’ He agreed.
But the second time, the suspected intel officer wasn’t alone. FBI surveillance teams reported that he was being accompanied by a Russian diplomat known to the FBI as the head of Soviet counterintelligence in San Francisco. The operation, Smith knew, was over—the presence of the Soviet spy boss meant that the FBI’s target had reported the meeting to his superiors—but they had to go through with the meeting anyway. The two Soviet intelligence operatives walked into the office room. The undercover FBI agents, who knew the whole affair had turned farcical, greeted the Soviet counterintelligence chief…
…We tend to think of espionage in the United States as an East Coast phenomenon: shadowy foreign spies working out of embassies in Washington, or at missions to the United Nations in New York; dead drops in suburban Virginia woodlands, and surreptitious meetings on park benches in Manhattan’s gray dusk.
But foreign spies have been showing up uninvited, to San Francisco and Silicon Valley for a very long time. According to former U.S. intelligence officials, that’s true today more than ever. In fact, they warn—especially because of increasing Russian and Chinese aggressiveness, and the local concentration of world-leading science and technology firms—there’s a full-on epidemic of espionage on the West Coast right now. And even more worrisome, many of its targets are unprepared to deal with the growing threat. – Zach Dorfman
The fact that Silicon Valley is home to such Spy vs Spy intrigue, should automatically exempt them from having as much power of the American public conversation and data as possible. These Silicon Valley and Ivy League professors would be the last people who should be advising American policy makers on communist style speech codes.
Even the Harvard Crimson has been pressured into covering this moderately:
We learn here that the President of Harvard University cancelled a guest speaker, after meeting personally with Xi Jinping. The article notes “Harvard has for years maintained a unique and symbiotic relationship with China, born out of a thick network of decades-old, grassroots connections. From its inception, the relationship has been inherently political.” This has been something that has gone on for decades, unabated in both Silicon Valley, and the hallowed halls of ivy league academia. There is the flirtation with Marxist ideology and romanticizing of communism and the Bolshevik and Maoist revolutions that were actually horrendously murderous for the common people.
In conclusion, while it’s important to look into people like Bill Gates when researching the Coronavirus, we should be paying more attention to the institutions that “shape” our next generation, as well as the Silicon Valley platforms which now control the public town-square. We must identify and oppose this agenda and we must organize against such efforts to erase our constitutional rights, specifically the First and Fourth Amendments.
This story is still developing, please check back for updates.