By now we're all aware of the massive amounts of censorship occurring within our country and the West. It's important to underscore the fact that resorting to censorship effectively means the one censoring cannot win the argument, which also means the one being censored did. Otherwise, there would be no need to censor in the first place.
For many years I espoused a belief that the new internet society we're living in would engender a highly decentralized existence. Since individuals could customize their own social media, music, movies, tv shows etc, that would allow them to highly customize the prism through which they see reality. Importantly, they had a substitute to the mainstream media, which had become overly centralized and full of propaganda. Matter of fact, the mainstream media was responsible for the rise of sjwism and liberalism. Here was the antidote.
Centralized media keeps everyone on the same page, which is imperative for propaganda. This is especially true for false propaganda, such as the kind being driven by feminists - men and women are exactly the same in every conceivable way, except women are better. That's why you see the incessant portrayal of women in only a certain way in ALL contemporary mainstream productions. A simply cursory observation debunks this idea entirely, ergo, the need for centralized media to offset this effect. This keeps the illusion going.
Repeat the lie over and over and people will believe it. But what happens when the repetition is broken?
Reality comes back into focus and quite quickly. That's the beauty of decentralized media. It's virtually impossible to be centralized. At that time, this is when ROK was still in existence, it gave me a lot of optimism for the future. Conventional media, i.e. cable TV and Hollywood, were infested with sjwism. When compared apples to apples to the web, you could see the distinction more clearly. Cable et al, was a lot more confined. The viewer had fewer choices even with the obligatory 1000-plus channels many TV and cable providers boasted about. Oddly, you always seemed to be tuning into "Teen Mom" or "will and grace". The web gave users millions of choices. It was the superior option.
So, I contemplated the impact of seeing conventional media nullified and this new freer media take its place. I realized this was going to be an incredibly significant development. There are stages of development that are important. For instance, at that time the News had been thoroughly disrupted. Alex Jones helped Donald Trump become president, which to this day remains to be a remarkable thing. The next stage after the news is entertainment/culture. This is the prize. I thought it was only a matter of time until that would be resolved and then the culture would be transformed or, better yet, taken back.
This is why they censor. Right there...boom. A free web is advantageous to our side in a huge way. "They" can't have that. Nobody wants to see homosexuals or cross-dressers or "female lead" content. Under decentralized conditions, such content would never be seen by most because they could filter it out. The propaganda is moot.
Such a condition interrupts the left's political power, but, I believe it would obliterate their cultural power and perverse influence. Decentralized conditions not only make propaganda impossible it equally makes it impossible to obscure or conceal the truth. Apropos, it would be impossible to convince people that men and women are exactly the same, among many other things "they" push.
The web is a peculiar thing. On one hand, it's composed of billions of individual nodes, people, who can customize their experience and optimize their freedom. On the other hand, each node is connected and generates data plus it must go through a series of intermediaries (Youtube, Google, Yahoo). If there are only a few of these internet intermediaries who effectively control the web then they can control content and effectively centralize it. We know this by observing the consolidation of analog media when all of a sudden 5 major corporate conglomerates controlled 95% of all content and they were all ideologically aligned. Worse still, the internet can be centralized in a way that analog media could have never dreamed of. Plus, for any aspiring 1984-big brother types it captures everything about the billions of users out there.
It really can go either way. One is a literal renaissance and the other is a dystopian nightmare. Unfortunately, the latter is on the rise.
There is hope. I think its very dark right now, but, as much as the web can be used against us it can be used to free us. I often think that the GOP should adopt a very vocal "free web" position. Andrew Torba of Gab is spot on in this regard. He knows that its only a matter of creating alternatives. It truly is a "if you build it they will come". I will say this, once more, when we can start to create our own cultural content we'll win this war.