Freedom. The most bastardized "noble" word there is. In the 21st century what does it mean to you? What does it mean to Governments? What does it mean to corporations and institutional investors like pension funds and hedge funds?
The USA, with cultural dominance over much of the globe, has sold a version of freedom that implies the individual is protected from the over-reach of the State. Don't worry citizens, your rights to expression are above the State. Oh, by the way, we have also de facto granted that right to multinational corporations and any other corporate entity that is involved in the revolving door command structure policy with the State. When it comes to which group takes priority when they go against each other, look no further than social media.
Last week, Facebook and Twitter conducted another purge of what they consider counter-productive to their mission. Profitability and control. Over the last 40 years, freedom has become measured as the freedom to consume. Now citizens are increasingly being told what they can consume by diktat. Hundreds of pages and accounts, massive archives of content and millions of followers don't seem to matter against the freedom of the corporations, supported by the State. This is indeed the definition of Fascism.
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