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I feel so hopeless so much of the time. But then I get something from you or something from Matt Taibbi and I think all is not lost because there are still people willing to speak truth to power. We used to be the side that fought against censorship but the power on the left consolidated so fast and so few people were willing to challenge any of it. I still can't believe what I saw go down last year. Whenever I hear you speak or see your tweets or read your stories here I always think, FUCK YEAH Glenn Greenwald. You are not afraid to fire up the blow torch and go right for the most powerful.

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A positive I took from this article is that -- surprise! -- someone in Congress actually respects Glenn's opinion on this issue. That is not insignificant. Let us all hope that Glenn's expertise and experience is called upon even more frequently.

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One of the few things I'm thankful for in these strange times is the reporting by Glenn Greenwald. One of the very few left with any credibility.

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Here's hoping you penetrated some of their thick skulls Sir!

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I disagree that it is unsustainable. It is eminently sustainable when those in power are free to lie. Look at Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI. Revolution cannot by definition be institutionalized, yet it was simply by lying about what constituted revolution. So, too, can a one-party state - what Mexico was under PRI - be sustained. When it goes beyond two generations it is sustained. Mexico was such for four generations. North Korea is in its third generation. The USSR sustained single-party/thought control rule for 70 years.

We came close not long ago. Democrats became the Majority Party in the House of Representatives when I was six. That did not change until I turned 46. I see a permanent partisan majority being ensured today. Yes, a majority of Americans support the COVID Relief Bill because the only thing they've been allowed to know about it is that everyone gets $1,400 for free. No one is permitted to hear that it institutionalizes racism and creates a permanent ruling class. So, too, with HR1, which mandates practices that allow for fraud in elections. Everyone will hear the idealistic statements about the Right to Vote, no one will be allowed to hear the statements about what responsibilities that right entails, nor how the bill ensures permanent partisan advantage.

Sir, it is indeed sustainable, at least beyond the lifetimes of your readers and their children.

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Thanks for representing us, Glenn, so eloquently.

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Good points. However, I've come to expect that even the most well intended legislation emanating from Congress will, at best, address a problem in such a manner that it sets up a new and even worse problem. The legislative process, at best, is so slow that nimble capitalists can instantly contrive ways around almost any attempt to rein them in. That's why I think we have to go very big as a democracy to shut off any possible avenue of avoidance. My solution: Ban all online tracking and anything other than display ads (no pop-ups, videos, audio, etc.) online and repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act while siphoning at least 90% of the remaining online ad revenue to a common pot for offline news organizations to tap into based on their number of readers or viewers. This, of course, would be very disruptive of the giants' revenue models. But as these clowns have preached to everyone else, disruption is good! So let's disrupt them.

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As I have mentioned before I was a registered democrat, but I didn't like pro-war Clinton so I didn't vote. From the beginning I never believed in Russia-gate. As soon as the DNC e-mails were hacked Clinton's campaign manager, Mooky, claimed the Russian's did it. I thought how does he know, and here we go again blaming the Russians. You can always get Americans to believe in their evil intent, since most of us from cradle to grave have been indoctrinated to believe they are innately  evil and capable of anything, while America is all good. From the beginning the democrats assisted by the CIA and FBI tried to oust Trump from office using lies to do it. In other words through their many lies I came to see them as very autocratic, tyrannical. The mainstream media, or corporate media, was in total complicity with their lies, as were many online media sites who identify themselves as liberal. They took up the democrat's cause, identified Trump as a fascist at every opportunity, which included his base. This mentality only reinforced and gave credence to the decisions made by silicone valley and their censorship. Fascism must be stopped at all costs, which also justified it to a non- questioning American audience. Good they ousted the fascist from his twitter account, even though he was an elected president of the US, he's a fascist. It made it easy to accept without question he invoked the overthrow of  the US government with no investigation, and he must be impeached so he never can return. I can only expect more of their autocratic rule which they hide behind a so called liberal agenda. Biden can still read off a teleprompter, a speech written by someone else, and praise rings out for him from one news outlet after another. Yuck. 

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I was under the impression the main reason the "Democrat's" wanted to have anti-trust hearings regarding tech monopolies, was because they view this as a means to the end of maintaining a vice grip on power for a generation or more.

So there is no surprise the "anti-trust" committee is really about issuing "anti-trust exceptions" to the largest media companies like NYT.

What is very surprising is that they invited Glenn to this hearing. Great job Glenn!! Why do you think they invited you?

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I was about to observe yet again that the United States is an empire in decline that will eventually collapse under the weight of the carefully cultivated stupidity of its citizens and that Glenn's noble argument, while quite correct, is futile, until I read that Jack Dorsey had "apologized" for brutally suppressing the New York Post's stories on Hunter Biden and the Biden family's corruption and "acknowledged that it may have been wrong."

Now reassured, I realize that Big Brother does love me after all, and I was wrong and selfish to doubt Him. Why does Glenn give Him such a hard time?

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A bit of a sidebar, the privacy isssues remain with these tech companies. Back in August of 2020 I deleted my Facebook account; yes, it can be done. However, in January of this year, I decided to see if the deletion stuck, so to speak. I tried to sign in using my previous information (email and password). This didn't work. However, FB invited me to try my phone number and password, which I did, though I had to reset my password. Voila! I got on Facebook -- and into someone else's account. My current phone number was once this person's phone number, but was still associated with his account. Since then I have been trying to make FB aware of this, including writing to FB at an email address given to me by the NY Office of the Attorney General, which I also made aware of this security breach. As it turns out, recycled mobile numbers are a very serious problem when it comes to online security. While tech companies are aware of this, it's something they appear to be willing to live with. (Caveat emptor.) As of this point, I have not received any response, and I still have control of this unsuspecting individual's FB account -- which I am leaving alone.

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Sad to witness US giant techs / leftist medias behaving like Communist China (CCP). These giant techs/leftist medias are no longer respectable companies. They are just shameless propaganda machines treating American as idiot. United States will have no future if Amercian let CCP BARBARIAN PROPAGANDA / CANCEL CULTURE invading USA !!

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Thank you, Glenn. No, make that I love you, Glenn. You are a brave, wonderful fighter for everything that defines freedom. May you and your family and dogs have the most wonderful Sunday.

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I am glad Glen was allowed to speak, and it's good to see him on Tucker's show. We need to keep up the good fight for our freedoms.

A close blogger friend of mine fore year's has advocated the dangers of corporatism and how it should be closely watched. I am learning that he was and is correct.

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Thank you for your investigative reporting, hard work and your insight, shedding light on the mirror of darkness that social media is becoming. It may not just be "censorship by billionaires" who control these platforms, or their advisory committees (seemingly similar to soviet committees of the past), but the nature of social media itself.... we are so concerned with what other people think, their reactions on social media, that we do not think for ourself, we think and say what we think other people want, we become group think, living a matrix illusion. Independant journalism, and literary thought is more needed now than ever

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Corporate media seems to fear a free press.

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