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Big Tech Is Big Brother, Ronald Reagan, The YouTube Boiling Frog Effect and PIG to Vietnam.
- Big Tech Is Big Brother.
- Ronald Regan Patriotic Speech
- YouTube Slow Censorship? The Boiling Frog Effect.
- The Politically Incorrect Guide to Vietnam.
Big Tech Is Big Brother.
Published on Jun 3, 2019
George Orwell's fictionalized world where Big Brother reigns supreme is no longer a figment of the imagination, but a prophetic vision of present-day threats. Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center, explains how and why Big Tech is making Orwell’s 1984 a 21st century reality. SIGN OUR PETITION against YouTube for restricting over 100 PragerU videos: https://www.prageru.com/petition/yout... Check out the new Brent Bozell/Tim Graham book, "Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump": https://amzn.to/2Io4JrJ Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h To view the script, sources, quiz, and study guides, visit https://www.prageru.com/video/big-tec... VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com Get PragerU bonus content for free! https://www.prageru.com/bonus-content Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/2aozfkP JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2aoz2y9 Script: The year is 1984. One company—Microsoft—dominates the computer world. It’s their way or the highway. Conform or die. This snapshot in time was perfectly captured in one of the most famous commercials in TV history. Set in a gray, dystopian future, row after row of men stare blankly at a giant screen from which Big Brother—the all-powerful leader from George Orwell’s classic novel 1984—addresses them. Suddenly, riot police burst into the hall, chasing a beautiful, blonde woman in a white shirt and red shorts. Before they can grab her, she hurls a sledgehammer into the screen, shattering Big Brother and his grip on the masses. The narrator informs us that Apple’s breakthrough product, the Macintosh computer, will be the device that sets us all free. Looking back, Apple largely lived up to its promise. A new wave of companies, each in its own way, followed the example set by Apple’s legendary CEO, Steve Jobs. Google gave us instant access to vast amounts of information. Facebook gave us a new way to connect with friends, family, and the world. Twitter brought this world to us in real time. And YouTube allowed anyone with a smartphone to become a virtual broadcast network unto themselves. It was glorious and empowering. But that was yesterday. Today, it’s 1984 all over again. Big Brother is back—with an important twist. Our former liberators now want to be our masters. Apple, Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, the giants of social media, are demanding conformity to their values. It’s their way or the highway. Conform or die. This image is perfectly captured not by an ad, but by this recent real-life scene: Row after row of men and women stare up at Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, as he makes a presentation—ironically—before a civil rights group. “We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms,” Cook tells his audience. “You have no home here.” “Hate”? “Division”? According to whom? The answer is obvious: according to Apple, Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. They are becoming the Big Brother Orwell foresaw. Cook concluded his speech by saying anyone Apple deems objectionable is committing a “sin.” That was his word, making his statement not merely a political one, but a quasi-religious one. Conform or die. Cook’s ideas are exactly the same as his fellow chief executives at Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Disagree with Big Brother on, say, politics, or morality, and Big Brother will shut you up by shutting you down. And what is it that Big Brother doesn’t like? Well, Tim Cook, said it: anything that doesn’t conform to his left-wing worldview. The examples are numerous and growing. Megan Murphy, a Canadian feminist, is permanently banned from Twitter for refusing to refer to the transgendered by their preferred pronoun, and for writing “women aren’t men.” For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/video/big-tec...
Ronald Regan Patriotic Speech
Watch this video- https://youtu.be/GiuFzpl28io
YouTube Slow Censorship? The Boiling Frog Effect.
Premiered Jun 2, 2019
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An Interview with Vietnam Veteran and Author, Phillip Jennings.
Michael Medved interviews Phillip Jennings about his book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Vietnam. A wonderful interview that deals with some of the history of this conflict, some of it myths, all while taking dissenting and supportive calls from listeners.
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