I have been working with the Twitter Files team. The files show how "anti-disinformation" academics and NGOs undermined free speech and expression.
we need a liberal/left to protect our rights and we needed them to listen for safety signals. instead they turned on us—esp those who had severe reactions to the shot. i had a TIA and as such, lost most of my so-called friends from the Bernie campaign. I’ll never trust those ppl again; or anyone else allied with the Dem party.
i certainly don’t like or trust the Rs either — but at least they haven’t turned on The People the way the Dems have.
One of the biggest problems today is the old, persistent self-identifing as Left and Right. As long as this extremely limited paradigm is mainstream the more partisan the world will remain. I am neither Left nor Right because there are positive qualities of both active simultaneously. Neither side is complete enough nor balanced enough for sophisticated modern life.
“To say this is disappointing would be an incredible understatement. A 180 on what I understood to be our values.” - AL It is absolutely mind numbing.
Thank you for the role you played in exposing the censorship-industrial complex, Mr. Lowenthal.
Great stuff! Congrats, many thanks!, and keep up the great work!
Today I was reading Dr. Robert Malone’s Substack “Purveyor of Hate.” He is having a very difficult time at the moment. And as I moved on to daily reading, The Spectator had an article on the machine’s determination to destroy their enemies. This was near the end of the article:
“To those who in the future may wish to challenge the power of the permanent political class, heed well what it is doing to Trump. This is the Uniparty’s playbook, and here’s its message: the vast wealth, emoluments, privileges, and power of government belong to us, and, if you get in our way, we will destroy you.”
https://spectator.org/arresting-trump/ And as you, Matt & Michael are discovering, that’s the truth of it. Thank you for what you do. We need thousands like you.
It's long past time to re-focus on providing support for the human beings who took a medical product that was not safe for them. There was not informed consent. There was coercion. People were demonized for asking questions. People reaching out desperately for help were (and continue to be) silenced, though their stories are true.
People died. People were injured. People are still abandoned.
The debate is politicized on purpose to distract from admitting harm. It's an excuse not to reform the nonfunctional "safety net" or "compensate" for vaccine-caused harms.
Meanwhile, thanks to the censorship machine, vaccine injured PEOPLE continue to suffer, experiencing financial ruin and gaslighting from the medical community and public health. They are also subject to cruel public mockery.
If we are to salvage a thread of society's shared moral fabric, humanitarian aid needs to be delivered to the vaccine injured urgently.
Accountability is needed for those who governed with such breathtaking hubris that innocent, suffering people became mere grist for the political mill.
Yes, the censorship machine must be dismantled. But injured people need help now, not more discussion.
I try to signal boost these essays, but the Substack community is still not a huge megaphone and a lot of it is paywalled.
I just realized that Forbes posted a segment on YouTube that got thousands of supportive comments.
The idea that censorship and disinformation is something new in politics is naive and is, in itself, misinformation. These sort of things have been going on since the beginning of man and are one of the pillars of how to convince folks they need you as a leader. The glaring difference is that it was carried out on a documented public forum for all to see, which to me is humorous. Stop with the indignation and get to work with some constructive problem solving.
"Is disinformation an actual problem? Yes" - would appreciate a detailed analysis of this issue. I'm quite aware of the strong tendency to falsify well-known history, e.g. memes by Hindutva fanatics that cook up things which Macaulay never said. Is that all or is there more to it?