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One part of the plan is the Trump Accountability Project (TAP). It’s basically a list of all the people Trump worked with as candidate or as President. The Project will have ample funding and will work to destroy the people on that list, legally, professionally, and personally.

I’m a data guy, and I just had a really bad idea. Censorship and surveillance are the new technological frontier. Twitter and Facebook are literally panopticons of arbitrary censorship; Google is more subtle, but no less ruthless, in its manipulation of public perception. All of them and more besides are relentless in acquiring and maintaining data about everyone who comes remotely in contact with their networks.

Suppose these geniuses decided to put their tech muscle behind Accountability. It’s pathetically simple; just keep the Accountability List public so anyone can see who’s on it and why, and where they live, work, etc. Leave it to the mob to enforce. Put everyone on notice: if you don’t want to be on the list, don’t say anything we disagree with and don’t have commerce of any kind with anyone on the list. Right down to: don’t host or read their websites.

This scheme will drive Patriots out of the public square, out of the economic sphere, out of the financial and housing markets, and ultimately out of the grocery store.

The interesting – and ironic, in the actual meaning of the term, rather than the stupidly insipid definitions tossed about on the Internetz – aspect of all this is that Google, Twitter, Facebook, et al. are monsters of our own creation.  We are told over and over again that if an operation has no obvious product, we, the users, are the product, and yet we still log on to Faceborg, Twat out something about something else, and “Google it” when we want to search for something.

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All those coders working for these companies would have to learn to clean toilets if people just stopped using their “services.”

Which is why they have armies of psychologists advising them on how to make their products ever more addictive.  

I’m no better than most.  I follow Twitter because it has the most information the fastest.  I get my data hit immediately, and any addict can tell you the fast hit is the best hit.  I read Facebook because it is the most efficient way to get news and other information about my town, (the local dead tree rag comes out once or twice a week, and is filled with dead information read only by old people who don’t get out very much) and I also follow a couple of special interest local history groups.  I am slowly weaning myself from Google – it isn’t the default search engine on any of my web browsers – but most of the other search engines are merely derivatives of Google, and I assume contribute mightily to its coffers.

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The real problem for those who wish to compete with the giants is not the humongous startup costs, nor the likelihood that they will simply buy you out if they see you as a threat.  It is that even if you could spring, as Athena fully formed from Zeus’ head, with infrastructure fully in place, you would still have to develop these millions of groups – the content network, call it – that makes the tech giants so attractive to so many people.

As an example, I follow a group called Lost Muncie, which is primarily populated by fogies like myself who were born, raised, or grew up in Muncie,  mostly from the fifties through the seventies.  It is full of pictures and personal stories and reminiscences from the era of my childhood and teen years, and it is a nostalgia hit of almost nuclear force.  My synapses jump up and quiver like the Prexy Pom at dinnertime when I log on to it.

It takes time to create those social networks and nodes, even if you have the best infrastructure on the planet.  All the infrastructure is good for is carrying the juice, the hit, the sweet stuff that makes you feel so very, very good, and keeps you coming back for more and more and more.

We are addicted to our destroyers and, like all addicts, we will probably not come to good ends.

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I have no idea how to stage an effective intervention.

All this of course is speculative, but it’s easy speculation. China has already shown the way with its “social credit” system. It could happen here, and we should assume it will, promptly, if the Democrats get control of the Federal power.

When the commies said that the capitalists would sell them the rope with which to hang them, I doubt they could have envisioned what we have now, in which we don’t sell the rope, we happily step up and slip the noose around our own necks, in much the same sort of act we find with erotic affixation. 

BTW, The Coming Attainder is a good blog.  You should read it.

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