Quick personal update, and some thoughts on the current tech culture wars. This might be the video where I wear the worst shirt, but whatever.
I had some thoughts to share with you about Tim Cook, Youtube, and even Patreon. I recorded this before the Patreon purge begun so keep my timing in context.
I also started a four fast and talked a little bit about that.
I have a lot I want to say about Patreon's censorship and de-platforming moves over the past few weeks, I also am alarmed by the censorship we're seeing from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and even Apple.
If you listen to Tim Cook's recent speech at the ADL, it sounds like straight out of a 1984 passage. It's disturbing to say the least.
Tim's speech starts at 9:37, Tim's message pretty much amounts to suggesting we need to have thought police and he is probably thinking he should be spearheading that movement. Maybe even a book burning session for all thoughts and media that he doesn't like.
Look at the top comments on that video, I'm not the only one that feels this way.
Even more frightening is the fact that some of the other tech giants and leaders of industry are jumping on board with this politically correct and social justice warrior moves. I'm talking about the likes of Paypal and Mastercard.
Paypal recently cut off service to Subscribestar, well, they politely asked them to stop using their service. Same thing. Then, Mastercard has also given Patron "direction" on who they can or can't work with.
I feel like we're living in a bizarro world. The Internet was supposed to free us from all this nonsense, but it seems that we traded convenience for freedom and now these tech giants or "technocrats" as I call them have decided that they can and should decide what is good for us.
Skip to 4:24 if you want to get to the meat of the video.
As I was polishing up the video and adding notes and all that, I came across various articles that say that the frog in hot water may be debunked. It appears that perhaps it isn't true, but the analogy still stands.
Perhaps we're the frog and the water around us is just getting hotter and hotter. Will we realize this before it's too late?