Bonum Certa Men Certa

When We Allow Criminals to Police Our Speech We Basically Permit Crime to Prevail and Help Prosecute Exposers of Crimes

Related: High-Level Criminals Associate Privacy With Crime Because They Want Privacy Only for Themselves (Control But No Accountability) | A New Tim Schwab Investigative Report on Bill Gates' Bribery of the Media and Beyond (for Hagiographies and Salesmanship)

Bill Gates advocates for stopping end-to-end encryption (to tackle 'misinformation')
It's not a new problem; the hypocritical people in positions of power want to commit the same offenses they accuse others of committing (and guess who's offered immunity and impunity)



Summary: People need to increase the range of permissible speech in Free software communities because Free software without free speech is basically a corporate trap, controlled by those looking to crush (or exploit; "just shut up and code for me, for free!") both programmers and their freedom of expression

There cannot be Free software without free speech; rich software owners constantly change the boundaries around what's "permissible" speech, looking to oust anyone who deviates from the "script" and setting an example/precedent to scare everybody else. We've just shown how rude words were handled by Debian back in the 90s, well before we had all those truly ridiculous rules which made crimes against humanity totally acceptable (provided you're a rich and well-connected corporation). At the moment, based on what we've been seeing, censorship (and self-censorship -- that's where precedents set in) apparatuses are devised to muzzle people who speak about true freedom and about corruption (impermissible subject?). Linus Torvalds thinks it's funny to compare the FSF to extremists and the Linux Foundation bans people for supporting the current US President (not that we support him ourselves).



"Get used to it or fight back against this toxic (a word they like to misuse against people who speak out against corruption) corporate culture, which basically rewards criminals and ejects those who oppose criminals."Microsoft has repeatedly expressed willingness to do completely illegal things (like bribery, which isn't a thing of the past), but the OSI is happy to accept bribes from these criminals and even give them keynote speeches (what this bribery is for). Months ago the OSI banned its own co-founder and former president for warning about an attack on the OSI (on the OSI's mailing list). So a mere mortal says a word like “loony”, then gets banned for life. Microsoft commits loads of serious crimes and gets the podium.

"People who expose criminals aren't criminals; but when the media and various organisations get infiltrated and/or bought by rich criminals they'd have us believe that criminals are the victims and whistleblowers are criminals, not heroes who essentially do us all a public service (at great personal risk/sacrifice)."Double standards? You bet!

This is the world we now live in. Get used to it or fight back against this toxic (a word they like to misuse against people who speak out against corruption) corporate culture, which basically rewards criminals and ejects those who oppose criminals. They'd take money from ethnic cleansers and then lecture us all about how those ethnic cleansers aren't too be criticised because they actually support peace and harmony (and pay bribes as "sponsors").

People who expose criminals aren't criminals; but when the media and various organisations get infiltrated and/or bought by rich criminals they'd have us believe that criminals are the victims and whistleblowers are criminals, not heroes who essentially do us all a public service (at great personal risk/sacrifice).

Also read: Bill Gates Said He Was on a “Jihad” Against GNU/Linux, But GNU/Linux Users/Developers Engaged in Self-Defense Are Foul-Mouthed 'Microsoft Haters'?

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