Social Media is a great way for people around the world to connect. It makes many good things possible.
People who have families around the world can stay connected. Even people in the same country can keep up with family they might only see once a year. We can communicate instantly and at very little cost. These are all good things, but with the good comes some bad.
Following the 2016 elections, it became clear to Americans that foreign governments and even individuals from around the world sought to control the American election conversation. This happened in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 as well. No one in technology cared and Republican leaders didn’t see it.
Democrats who have long abused Social Media took notice. They acted and in a fury of abuse they worked surreptitiously to silence their opposition. Lawmakers on all sides finally took notice. Dragging Social Media leaders before Congress; hard questions we’re asked. Significant damage was done to a lot of online personalities. In the end, an attempt was made to level the playing field, and this seems to be ongoing.
The push and pull for equal access and a fair share of the conversation continues. New strategies are used by Leftists like CNN to silence their opposition. Such as buying massive amounts of ads during times when people are interested in political topics.
That’s fine, we are aware of it. The one thing overlooked by everyone online is the undue influence foreigners have on the American conversation. Leftists often embrace foreign commenters. While Americans see little logic in their arguments.
Americans have a hard time understanding the perspective of people from Socialist countries. For example, Germans think our 40 hour work week and 12 holidays a year is ‘slavery’. To use a word often used in a certain online chat community.
Our children play games online with people from around the world. Germany is one country that benefited disproportionately from the now fractured European Union. They enjoy benefits at the expense of other Europeans. Hence BREXIT.
Their perspective is completely different. Around the world, we see conquered people who have no freedom scoffing at President Trump. They are free to criticize our leader, but if they did the same to there’s they would find themselves in jail.
It is this unfiltered interaction that provides both an opportunity and a challenge. On one hand, every American has an opportunity to encourage people from around the world to seek freedom for themselves. On the other hand, our children are influenced and even over-educated idiots are fooled by these people.
When we engage with people from around the world it is critical that we remember, they have NO IDEA WHAT FREEDOM IS. These people from around the world or subjugated by their corrupt governments. They do NOT have true freedom of speech.
They do not have a right to bear arms, a right to privacy. What they have is a false sense of security and invariably a monoculture. People from around the world have no idea what freedom is. Is it any wonder why they scoff jealously at ours?
Be it ignorance, or defiance, most people we engage with from outside the United States have NO idea what they are talking about. The very foundation of their understanding is polluted by their corrupt education system, their worldview as conquered people, and their desire to seek safety from reprisal by their corrupt governments. Governments who hate our freedom and want to shred our Constitution.
When confronted online the first question you should ask is, what country are you from? It’s only fair. If they lie, it won’t take long for it to become crystal clear. Americans should engage with Americans when discussing American issues. The conquered and subjugated people of the world have NO IDEA what is right for America or Americans.