It’s High Time to Switch Silicon Valley Off

I’ve given repeated consideration to chronicling social media’s pervasive and deleterious influence over hundreds of millions of people’s lives on this site. It’s a topic that has recently occupied a grand amount of personal mental space due to the ramifications of the public’s intimate relationship with the modern Internet behemoths. The most worrisome fact is that most are completely unaware of how the Zuckerberg’s, Dorsey’s, Cook’s, Pichai’s, Bezo’s and other Silicon Valley monopolistic plutocrats are employing Big Tech’s reach to manipulate human behavior and thought.

It was recently announced that YouTube (an Alphabet subsidiary, owner of Google), Facebook, Apple and Spotify all decided to ban Alex Jones’ (founder of InfoWars) content from their platforms. Collectively, their reasoning is extremely suspect, citing politically forked-tounge notions to justify the excommunication. Consider that Facebook stated that were prohibiting Jones from using the platform because he uses “dehumanizing language to describe people that are transgender, Muslims and immigrants”. Apple decided to desist from promulgating Jones’ podcasts because they are replete with “hate speech”. Continue reading

Want to Teach Children Free Market Economics? Play Monopoly!

Monopolies are anathema to any conservative. However, in the spirit of fun and games it is essential to allow oneself opportunity to engage in the practice for the sake of showing others that one can become Jeff Bezos.

Sarcasm aside, the title above is inspired by the latest goings on in our household. We’ve been playing board games a lot as a family and Monopoly has been used on our kitchen table for most of those sessions. As our children count their cash, buy properties, pay taxes and charge rent, my wife and I use the occasions to teach them about saving and buying, making wise investments, basic mathematical principles, engaging in prudent business transactions and the like. Continue reading

Afghanistan Hearts Trump

It’s almost as if one could foretell what the outcome would be weeks before the announcement was made – Trump would continue the failed policies of the previous administrations regarding Afghanistan. Apparently, the aptly named “swamp” that Trump vociferously claimed he would drain has drained him of any constancy with regards to policy promises. Maybe Steve Bannon wasn’t speaking hyperbolically when he stated that the Trump presidency many voted for was effectively “over”. Continue reading

Google proves, once more, that it is what it says it isn’t: Evil

Appearances can be deceiving. Hence, it’s the primary reason the secular Left has employed lies peppered with sentimentalism in order to advance Cultural Marxism. Smokescreens are the only way they can advance their seditious agenda, otherwise, by speaking the truth about their ideas adherents would be hard to come by.

By and large, the stratagem has worked, as evidenced in this instance by the reactions many perpetually offended social justice warriors within and outside Google have proffered to a 10-page denunciation of the company’s ideological bent. Continue reading