We are being shaped, our experiences directed, our choices made for us each and every day.
Do humans have free will? That question has puzzled philosophers for millennia and has generated fierce debates. Perhaps the only thing more contentious than the question are the implications of its answer. If man has no free will, then how can there be moral responsibility?
But don't worry, dear frazzled philosophers! You can now rest your weary heads because the question is about to be answered once and for all by the wizards of Silicon Valley.
What on earth am I talking about? To answer that question, let's turn to Declare Your Independence, the radio show of Ernie Hancock of FreedomsPhoenix.com. Recently, Ernie had a fascinating conversation with Paul Rosenberg of FreemansPerspective.com. What's fascinating about their discussion is how quickly the conversation turns from a dialogue about online censorship in the wake of the Christchurch shooting to Rosenberg ranting about the most important issue of our time:
"You need to protect your data to protect your own free will. I'm sorry if that sounds dramatic. I'm sorry if that sounds like I'm trying to be scary and all that, but that's just the truth and somebody should say it!"
So how do we get from online censorship to the end of free will (assuming we ever really had it)? By way of Google's selfish ledger, of course.
For those who may have missed it, "The Selfish Ledger" is an internal Google video that was leaked to The Verge last year, and it's just about the creepiest thing imaginable. If you haven't seen it yet, take a moment to watch it now.
In his article on the video, Rosenberg summarizes the video thusly:
...it looks like we here in Japan are once again getting a sneak preview of the challenges that are going to be facing the rest of the developed world very soon.
The bottom line is that like Obama, it’s rarely the person that climbs to the top. It’s the “man behind the curtain” that pulls the levers and pushes the buttons, that gets that person to the top.
So now we have a perfect mess in Kashmir. It contains territories administered by three nuclear powers, all of whom have been to war in the region within living memory...
Pay attention over the next year and a half and you’re going to see MMT become a main stream talking point.
Trump and Kim kick the bromance, hundreds are up in public use, a Canadian db is tracking citizens, and Benjamin Neanyahu may be up on charges.
Victor's justice never went away. It just moved to The Hague and set up court.
... even if people just did the basics that can get them through a month or two of a really bad time, it would be a blessing.
You don't need to be holding a crystal ball to see where the globalists are steering society. We just need to be smart enough to listen to what they're saying...
This isn't an aberration. This is what government is. It is its nature. There is no political process that makes it better. You cannot vote yourself to freedom any more than slaves could vote their way off the plantation.
Is simply stopping rate hikes and stopping liquidity draining, going to be enough to avert the recession? OR… is it already baked in the cake, and hike or no hike, we’re getting a recession this year?
Let me repeat that again for the hard of thinking: The federal government now reserves the right to openly lie about their financial reports, so long as the bottom line number is correct.
The Chinese have been talking about gray rhinos for years now, so the fact that Xi is telling party officials to watch out for them is hardly unexpected.
The globalists have done an amazing job of conning untold, umpteen millions of people into thinking things are “okay.” They are not. And that’s what makes things so very dangerous.
The group has become synonymous with Chatham House, its headquarters in St. James' Square, London, and is widely recognized among foreign policy experts as the most influential think tank in the world.