10.12.20

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Reducing Resistance to Unjust Oligarchy and State Violence by Removing Words, Limiting Free Expression of Perfectly Valid Ideas and Facts

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software at 6:36 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: The war on literature, on free expression and on dissemination of ideas isn’t unprecedented and didn’t start overnight; it is, however, greatly accelerating this year in the name of "protecting" us

THERE’S this worrisome trend; it’s geared towards silencing dissent (against the powerful), equating the desire to preserve free speech with a desire for violence, calls for violence, and overt racism. We’re told that words like “master” (which can describe the relationship between powerful corporations and us) is racist, even in contexts where slavery does not exist (and “slavery” itself can describe our relationship with the world’s richest people, who rapidly get a lot richer). Hey, it’s not like bombing of poor people is a problem, is it? Those types of things are not ‘supposed’ to bother us…

War Protester

As readers can recall (or cannot recall, memory deleted) Amazon was caught remotely deleting the book ’1984′; Stallman was right when he warned about those sorts of things. Marcia Wilbur made or published the above clip (Richard Stallman (RMS) and Bruce Perens – DMCA Protest 2001 San Francisco, hosted in YouTube; clipped above is just 1:54 running until the end).

Stallman condemns the likes of Amazon, controlled by the world’s richest person, who is also being accused of exploiting Free software without giving anything in return (to those who make this software).

“You cannot please everyone. If he uses some proprietary software, they will call him a hypocrite with double standards and without principles (or belief in his own words). If he uses none of it, they mock him, calling his crazy, hermit etc. As if it’s normal to be the slave of corporate masters and monopolies that spy.”Stallman is certainly no idol to Jeff Bezos. You cannot please everyone. If he uses some proprietary software, they will call him a hypocrite with double standards and without principles (or belief in his own words). If he uses none of it, they mock him, calling his crazy, hermit etc. As if it’s normal to be the slave of corporate masters and monopolies that spy. Digital books nowadays read the reader. To oppose that is “extremism”…

In general terms, Stallman’s message is under attack because it is not convenient to monopolies. If he’s targeted like this, to the point of being separated from the FSF (which he founded), we’re all vulnerable to these sorts of tactics. They just want to take away his work without giving anything back, though GPL makes that hard.

Speaking of the the book ’1984′, how about “198S — Nineteen-Eighty-Source” (1984: Appendix: The Principles of Newspeak)?

“The reason Stallman isn’t the FSF’s President at this moment is that media and social control media both distorted what he had actually said about Epstein around the time the Epstein-Bill Gates scandals started at MIT.”To quote: “Newspeak is the official language of Oceania, scheduled for official adoption around 2050, and designed to make the ideological premises of Ingsoc (Newspeak for English Socialism, the Party’s official political alignment) the only expressible doctrine. Newspeak is engineered to remove even the possibility of rebellious thoughts—the words by which such thoughts might be articulated have been eliminated from the language. Newspeak contains no negative terms. For example, the only way to express the meaning of ‘bad’ is through the word ‘ungood.’ Something extremely bad is called ‘doubleplus ungood.’”

figosdev uses as examples “blacklist” = “unwhitelist” (“I am told (but do not believe) that it’s impossible to be racist against white people,” he added. “So “white” can’t be a negative/racist term, and therefore should be alright to use?”). A couple more are “idiot” = “ungenius” and “gfy” = “go doubleplus ungently love yourself” (because manners matter, remember? Can’t use bad words anyway).

Allegedly bad words have already got the OSI’s co-founder banned by the OSI. That happened earlier this year. Strong language used by Linus Torvalds (talking to people who wheel in bad code, repeatedly) also got in him trouble. The focus on language rather than substance has long been a trap. The reason Stallman isn’t the FSF’s President at this moment is that media and social control media both distorted what he had actually said about Epstein around the time the Epstein-Bill Gates scandals started at MIT.

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