, GOLD SILVER LIBERTY: Free Speech Under Fire, Liberty Strikes Back

Friday, January 12, 2018

Free Speech Under Fire, Liberty Strikes Back

Today, Project Veritas, who are known for their multiple bombshell reports via their undercover investigations into government agencies and the mainstream media, have once again delivered in spades.

After recently targeting mainstream media outlets such as CNN and the Washington Post and exposing them for their left leaning bias and anti Trump rhetoric (something well known to all, but still shocking to hear from the horses mouth), they have released another massive video and this time the victim is game changing. Twitter.

For the past year, those who have taken part in the "conversation" on this social media platform will be well aware of exactly what James O'Keefe is discussing in the above video, in which his undercover video clearly shows Twitter employees explaining a process known as "shadow banning".

Shadow banning can be summed up very simply and easily;

Imagine yourself in a room with hundreds of other people, possibly even thousands to tens of thousands. Now, in this room you have the ability to move around and talk to people, to listen to others voices and opinions, perhaps you agree with them, perhaps not. Predominately in this room, as is the case with twitter, you are discussing news events, whether they be political or not, is your choice, but in this scenario, lets say that in this room the topic of conversation is just that, politics.

Undoubtedly, as is the case with anything in life, arguments within this room are going to erupt, they are going to get heated and not everyone is going to agree with everyone else. This is ok, this is normal, as this is the way throughout much of human history that we have progressed and made progress, eventually finding middle ground with one another. This is the adult thing to do, and is normal, perhaps even necessary in a functioning society.

Now imagine within this room, their are puppet masters that reside above all others. These puppet masters in Twitters case have an incredibly left leaning bias, which is ok, and not wrong in and of itself. What is wrong however is that these puppet masters have the ability to control the flow and course of information by placing a box over those whom they don't agree with, in this case, anyone who is gaining traction, or speaking out too loudly on the right.

If you happen to be placed in one of these boxes, of which I have been many times before in the past, as I regularly do gain traction now with over 15,000 twitter followers, you can still see everyone in the room. In addition to this, you can still hear, you can still speak, but no one can hear you. Worst of all, you don't know that you are placed within this box, as you receive no warning and no indication other than the fact that your tweets all of sudden lose total traction, where as minutes before they were moving at rapid fire speed, being re-tweeted and liked at a feverish pace.

Eventually, this box will be removed and you can move about your business, as per normal. Until once again you dare step out of line and engage in "wrong think".

Many of us within the precious metals space can relate to this report by Project Veritas and I for one am well aware of this ongoing attack on free speech. The MSM has also attempted to silence and control opinions they do not agree with in the past, by reporting on key facts and omitting others, an action known as lying through omission.

Twitter, Google and Facebook are just the new age versions of the MSM. They have almost absolute control over what does and what does not appear on their platforms. They are using this control to guide people towards the path they see fit. Unfortunately for them, because of people like James O'Keefe and others, light is being shined on their corruption and people are revolting.

This has led to a number of free speech platforms, such as Gab.ai and Minds.com, both who have become incredibly popular for liberty lovers that reside on either the right or the left, simply due to the fact that they have made it their mission statements to take a "hands off" approach.

As we have seen countless times in the past, the free market will only be controlled and regulated for so long and by so much. This is just one more example of how people are exerting their will and saying no more. The liberty movement is alive and well. People are taking notice and they are saying, enough is enough, the time for change is now.

- As Originally Seen on the Sprott Money Blog