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

Podcast: Rebutting Matt Walsh’s Article on Why Young People are Leaving the Church

Episode Description: I recently read commentator Matt Walsh’s article on why he thinks young people are leaving the church and aren’t coming back to it. While many of things he wrote are true, one particular idea bothered me – the notion that the youth do not approach church because of “poser” Christians. In this respect his analysis is faulty, due to the fact that modern youth suffer from the same character deficiency he ascribes to much of the church. I comment further on this topic in this edition of the podcast.

Podcast: Technology Giveth and Taketh Away

The Absolute Truth; Absolutely Podcast (this blog’s podcast,) is live. they’ll be available through this site and my page over at SoundCloud. (iTunes and Stitcher feeds will be made available shortly.

Here’s the description for today’s episode:

Individuals are reporting that they are more distracted, lonely, isolated and uninformed than in the past. This is ironic, considering that the advent of the Internet was supposed to bring about a new “Age of Reason” and interconnectivity. Could this all be a result of our ever-distancing act away from nature and nature’s God?

In this edition of the podcast, I talk about how people would suffer less in the so-called Information Age if they asked a crucial question every time they are sold an “emerging” technology: What does this technology ask that I sacrifice in order to use it?

We Shouldn’t Let Technology Redefine Us

Plenty of conservative social critics have lamented the effect of Industrialization on Western society – specifically the manner in which people have allowed modern conveniences to overtake and replace our essential humanity. (This train of thought is thoroughly different from what Marxists have foolishly suggested, that Industrialization in and of itself was an evil occurrence, the effect of the free market.) Continue reading