Journalist @TheIntercept - author, No Place to Hide - animal fanatic - HOPE (https://t.co/LVTWZcVseC) - IG: glenn.11.greenwald
An entire generation and political movement trained to believe their only option when hearing things they disagree with is to crawl to Google or college administrations or HR executives and beg to have it silenced so they don't have to confront it. Only disease can come from that
I really wish people would read the Supreme Court's McCarthy era cases. The Court demanded answers from Congress on why they had the right to investigate private citizens' Communist associations & plots given *only* DOJ has the power to investigate crimes. Congress' reply, 1957:
Very good @zeynep NYT op-ed on who is actually vaccine-hesitant and why. Over and over, corporate media churns out totally false narratives to flatter the political views of their audience: it's primarily MAGA who are vaccine-hesitant. The truth:
Democrats: overwhelmingly support internet censorship by both tech monopolies *and* the state, and reveres both FBI and CIA. Republicans: overwhelmingly supports an internet free of government and corporate control, and views FBI and CIA as pernicious. What happened to you??
Seriously, who the fuck is the White House to be dictating who should and should not be banned from social media platforms, to keep lists of who they think are the spreaders of "misinformation," and then pressure companies they regulate to obey? This is pernicious shit:
How have hundreds of billions upon hundreds of billions of dollars been spent in the name of security since 9/11, along with the deployment of drones and surveillance tech, yet a few hundred protestors can so easily breach the Capitol, just waltzing in and taking it over?
One of the creepiest and most dystopian things I've seen since the pandemic began: a terrifying camera-equipped remote-controlled robot patrols Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore to -- for now -- warn about social distancing. Look at the fear. Story:
The Biden administration is telling Facebook which posts it regards as "problematic" so that Facebook can remove them. This is the union of corporate and state power -- one of the classic hallmarks of fascism -- that the people who spent 5 years babbling about fascism support.
Nancy Pelosi “has seen her wealth increase to nearly $115 million from $41 million in 2004,” and much of it comes from her husband's wildly successful trading of stocks and options in companies she influences and about which she has non-public knowledge.