Patri­ot Act 2, Cen­sor­ship, And Oth­er Notes From The Edge Of The Nar­ra­tive Matrix

To sup­port the cen­sor­ship of online speech is to sup­port the author­i­ty of monop­o­lis­tic tech oli­garchs to exert more and more glob­al con­trol over human com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Regard­less of your atti­tude toward who­ev­er hap­pens to be get­ting deplat­formed today, sup­port­ing this is self-destructive.

There are many gems in this newslet­ter, and I can’t agree more. We can agree Trump is hor­ri­ble, but fas­cism won’t go away by ignor­ing it. As Caitlin lat­er writes:

Try­ing to stop fas­cism by mak­ing it invis­i­ble is like try­ing to avert a charg­ing bull by putting your hands over your eyes.

If you want to stop the rise of fas­cism you need to change. Change your sick soci­ety. Pro­found­ly. Not just cov­er up the man­i­fes­ta­tions of that sickness.