WWW, no, not the world-wide-web
So, has anyone focused on the fact that the social media giants from Google, to Facebook to Twitter, to whatever purport to be international in scope and thus are supposed to permit posts from anywhere discussing social or civic matters everywhere, open to us all, the one benefit of globalization that we common folk can share in? Or at least once thought we could. “Thought”, the operative word; apparently the problem.
Are there really people in the United States who feel that neither we nor our government regularly comment and post concerning events everywhere we find objectionable, from every possible perspective?
“Waaaaahhhhh!!!! He hit me back!! Punish him.”
“Of course babykins; bad, bad street urchin, you had every right to steal his crutch, selfish little bastard!!!!” Read “Twitter comes clean and admits it colluded with DNC to help Hillary win the election” by Alex Christoforou, published in the Duran on November 2, 2017; you ought to get the point.
Wasn’t there massive criticism from the United States when so called dictatorships sought (or seek) to block access or censor content? Isn’t that the basis for a great deal of criticism with respect to China and Cuba and, well, anywhere but Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Isn’t that what the Clinton-Obama mafia are now imposing on us? How did it go so quickly from seeking to impose to imposed?
And “purported” leftists like Antifa, and Occupy Wall Street, and feminist movements, the whole Identity Politics crew clamoring for us to be censored? It’s been amazing watching some of them, some very close to me, morph into little DNC anti-Trump capitalists. Pretty soon they’ll be picking patterns for their sets of matching doilies. Cutsie pro-Hillary revolutionaries.
The Wicked Witch of the West, perhaps the original poster girl for the world-wide-web, sure had it right when, all too quickly melting, she observed, “what a world, what a world”. I wonder if somewhere she is sitting sipping gin and tonics in a tight fitting, low cut dress with George Orwell and perhaps Samuel Clemens, all shooting spitballs at a smirking Joe McCarthy shrouded in a “Stronger Together” Hillary banner.
“Watch out!!! The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!”
Remember when that was a play on Broadway rather than a Dowager-for-president-again 2020 campaign slogan?
“Save your Dixie cups, the Arkansas carpetbagger, become New York carpetbagger, plans to rise again from the politically dead”. Apparently she and her ilk are testing the market to see if we’ll really believe anything.
Ahhh, the joys of hypocrisy and creative, fact free journalism.
American exceptionalism at its finest.
© Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2017; all rights reserved. Please feel free to share with appropriate attribution.
Guillermo Calvo Mahé (a sometime poet) is a writer, political commentator and academic currently residing in the Republic of Colombia although he has primarily lived in the United States of America (of which he is a citizen). Until recently he chaired the political science, government and international relations programs at the Universidad Autónoma de Manizales. He has academic degrees in political science (the Citadel), law (St. John’s University), international legal studies (New York University) and translation studies (the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and much of his writing is available through his blog at http://www.guillermocalvo.com.