My favorite internet atheist, Pat Condell, warns about tech giants and their emerging role as enforcers of Leftist orthodoxy in a future progressive police state. The signs of this are everywhere. The tech giants “de-platforming” conservatives, and encouraging a social media mob mentality on the Left. The use of social media to attack the livelihood of anyone who dares get out of the politically correct line by an iota. The Covington students debacle, where there was a strong social media attempt to ensure that no college would accept them, followed up by death threats to them and unending harassment of them and their families , shows the frightening power unleashed by a combination of social media, Leftist indoctrination masquerading as education and a building totalitarian impulse on the Left. The lesson is clear: we can crush you no matter how obscure or innocent you are if you stray within our cross hairs. Don’t think for a moment that the Tech giants do not understand precisely what is going on, and are encouraging all this to ensure their eagerly sought after role as members of a new permanent ruling elite.
That all this is deeply un-American and contrary to American ideals dating back to the founding of the country, is perhaps a reason why History is mostly taught to our young, when it is taught at all, as black arm band history, where the grievances and agendas of contemporary social justice warriors are imposed on the past, and the past is endlessly demonized for not being the present. Nothing is learned in this futile exercise, other than the reinforcement of current Leftist prejudices, which is the whole point. Orwell imagined a two minute hate. Social media ensures loyal cadres for the Left exposed to unending 24 hour hates.