The Barry Farah Show

Is Big Tech the new Thought Police?

January 21, 2021 Barry Farah Episode 8
The Barry Farah Show
Is Big Tech the new Thought Police?
Show Notes

Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the rise of big tech surveillance and the control over free speech. Speech that incites violence and violates the law, is not acceptable. But censoring people based on varying beliefs and opinions is unAmerican. Barry Farah describes the major novels of the 20th century that have warned us about the dangers of the thought police that participated in the horrific dictatorships of the 20th century. In a political state where thoughts are monitored, controlled, and silenced, people are forced to submit to the ideas of those in power or suffer grave consequences. In this episode Barry Farah investigates the history of totalitarian regimes and their efforts to censor speech. And some of these regimes exist in our world today, but have no place in America. Join us today as Barry Farah discusses the importance of the freedom right to share your ideas freely.

Tweetable quotes:

“People can be conditioned and can be forced to comply, which is a scary thing.” (2:30)

“It is incredibly dehumanizing to live under the rule of a totalitarian state.” (3:33)

“Total surveillance brings total power to those wanting to monitor and control people.” (9:31)

“Your speech can be controlled by humiliation, intimidation, and shame. Thought controllers do this to force you to think a certain way.” (12:00)

“Powerful forces suppress ideas out of fear of what those ideas mean.” (13:02)

“Forcing compliance of thought control was designed to make you give up your freedom rights, and made it selfish to hold onto your freedom rights.” (15:16)

“The freedom to speak is the freedom to think, it is a part of you, and you need to be able to express what you think.” (18:10)

“Protecting the freedom right to freely make up your own mind is foundational to a free people. Censorship prevents broad access to arguments on all sides of the issues.” (19:50)