If you are reading
this, that means that articles that speak against the activities of
the Anti-Defamation League are not being automatically scrubbed
from the internet.
In a foreboding sign
that the free expression of opinion on the internet is too much of
a threat to the powerful elite of our society, the Anti-Defamation
League is leading the charge in turning their own
subjective opinions on ‘hate speech’ into the absolute rule of
Internet law. As this
Cnet article reports,
Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft,
among others, are joining with the ADL to form a Cyberhate
Problem-Solving Lab, the companies and the civil rights
group said Tuesday. They’ll exchange ideas and develop strategies to
try to curb
hate speech and abuse on the companies’
various platforms and across the internet.
have an added responsibility to do everything within their power to
stop hate from flourishing on their watch,” ADL CEO Jonathan
Greenblatt said in a statement. “We look forward to tackling this
pressing challenge together.”
Wow. A Cyberhate
Problem-Solving Lab. What heroes of selfless service to humanity.
Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy, who said in a statement that
“some of the best minds in engineering will work alongside the ADL to
help us rise to the occasion.” What occasion? The threat of
the power that the proliferation of free speech on the internet is
giving to individual human beings fighting for truth and
DIED AND MADE THEM KING?
is disconcerting to me that we are moving into a time where a once
free and neutral internet has suddenly come more and more under the
control of powerful dictatorial forces. Yes, dictatorial. The ADL
is marching into the internet cyberscape with the sense
of entitlement to DICTATE what should and shouldn’t be said by the rest
of us. Doesn’t this mimic that actions of a certain dictator from the
past that the ADL would claim to have been zealously opposed to? (I
won’t name names for fear of triggering some sophisticated
The obvious fact is
that the cabal of organizations that will be sitting down at the
Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab will likely make little mention of the
impact of cyber-bullying and online hate speech on human individuals.
They will be more prone to focus on how to
continue hiding crimes against humanity
perpetrated by the global elite since time immemorial, crimes
like massive fraud, slavery, pedophilia, torture, and murder. And why
would these organizations be motivated to hide these crimes?
Because they are now controlled by the very global elite who are
perpetrating them in the first place.
WAR ON HATE
The whole narrative
of a group that self-identifies as having the authority ‘to curb
hate speech and abuse’ on the internet is deeply flawed and even
hypocritical. And employing tactics in the same mold as the failed
wars on drugs, cancer, and terrorism further gives them away. These are
nothing more than tactics of obfuscation of what is really going on.
Human growth is
not advanced by attempts to stifle, destroy, or eradicate
darkness. As I discussed in my article ‘Let’s
Discard The ‘Right’ To Be Insulted By Free Speech,’ we do
not evolve by stopping people from expressing any hatred or
other negative emotions that are deep inside them, we evolve by
allowing people to express themselves freely and becoming immune to
their ‘offensive’ remarks by learning not to take them personally.
Hate speech in
itself cannot demean the object of hatred, it only reveals the unhealed
emotions of its source. And the more we allow these unhealed emotions a
chance to be let out, the more space we create for personal and
In that regard,
attempts to actually do something positive about human hatred through
censorship is at best naive, and in most cases like this one, it
turns out to be a vehicle of domination for those who would wish to
maintain and expand control over information and the self-expression of
NEED TO MOVE OFF THESE PLATFORMS
The ADL aside,
internet corporations like Facebook that continue to delve
more deeply into censorship are playing a bit of a risky game. Perhaps
many of them feel that they are ‘too big to fail,’ in the sense that
they believe they are too essential to the lives of most people to
suddenly get abandoned en
masse. Perhaps, for now, that is true. But I’m not sure that they
should really be messing with an Awakening Community that is growing
larger by the heartbeat.