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Twitter Censorship, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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Twitter going to war with Trump benefits ordinary people. If we're lucky Twitter winds up being forced to scale back its censorship protocols.

If people truly understood the extent to which mental narrative dominates their experience of life, propaganda, advertising and all other forms of psychological manipulation would be regarded by our society similarly to physical assault or property theft.

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It is very telling that Twitter only started censoring Trump for violating terms of service when he promoted violence against Americans. He's been tweeting insanely hawkish threats against people in other nations for years, but they don't count as real people.

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FYI if you're more upset by Twitter censoring one of the most powerful people in the world for inciting violence than by Twitter routinely censoring anti-imperialist accounts, it's because you're a mindless partisan hack.

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Twitter going to war with Trump benefits ordinary people. If we're lucky Twitter winds up being forced to scale back its censorship protocols. If we're really lucky Trump stops advocating murdering people for looting.

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It's so fascinating how liberals think they can just end conspiracy theories by having them censored by a blanket collaboration of shady Silicon Valley tech oligarchs. Says a lot about how little they understand - or want to understand - about other perspectives.

I mean how do they imagine that's going to work exactly? "Oh okay I used to think that 5G was for controlling nanobots injected into us under the pretense of a mandatory coronavirus vaccine, but now all the online posts about that have been removed by an opaque conspiracy of tech billionaires so I guess I'll stop believing that."

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The establishment doesn't fear Trump's "populist" base anymore than they fear Trump. They've been easily propagandized into backing longstanding establishment agendas against Iran, China, Venezuela, Russia, Assange, etc. They're as worthless and neutered as Obama's base was.

Support Assange? Okay well we need to extradite him for his safety. Oppose Russia hysteria? Just ignore all Trump's cold war escalations then. Oppose war? Those are Obama's wars, not Trump's. A slight narrative adjustment was all it took to herd them in.

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If you believe fighting the deep state has something to do with beating the Democrats and supporting Donald Trump, then you are not actually interested in fighting the deep state. What you are actually doing is called "being a Republican".

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