But, indeed, the dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution, is one of those pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes. History teems with instances of truth put down by persecution. If not suppressed forever, it may be thrown back for centuries.-- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty https://www.utilitarianism.com/ol/two.html
To speak only of religious opinions: the Reformation broke out at least twenty times before Luther, and was put down. Arnold of Brescia was put down. Fra Dolcino was put down. Savonarola was put down. The Albigeois were put down. The Vaudois were put down. The Lollards were put down. The Hussites were put down. Even after the era of Luther, wherever persecution was persisted in, it was successful. In Spain, Italy, Flanders, the Austrian empire, Protestantism was rooted out; and, most likely, would have been so in England, had Queen Mary lived, or Queen Elizabeth died. Persecution has always succeeded, save where the heretics were too strong a party to be effectually persecuted. No reasonable person can doubt that Christianity might have been extirpated in the Roman empire. It spread, and became predominant, because the persecutions were only occasional, lasting but a short time, and separated by long intervals of almost undisturbed propagandism.
It is a piece of idle sentimentality that truth, merely as truth, has any inherent power denied to error, of prevailing against the dungeon and the stake. Men are not more zealous for truth than they often are for error, and a sufficient application of legal or even of social penalties will generally succeed in stopping the propagation of either.
The real advantage which truth has, consists in this, that when an opinion is true, it may be extinguished once, twice, or many times, but in the course of ages there will generally be found persons to rediscover it, until some one of its reappearances falls on a time when from favourable circumstances it escapes persecution until it has made such head as to withstand all subsequent attempts to suppress it."
https://youtu.be/zy4XWqytWRs#google .. be evil
Google and "freespeech"?
You guys have no idea what that company is standing for at this point and how you yourself, the young turks, are making money of the technics that are used to influence people on a subconcious level.
Youtube pulls 228 million comments in three month with an algorithm by #shadowban.
Here you are:
(I guess you have people that understand spanisch at hand, otherwise just send this link to #AOC)
Welcome to big brother 2.0
From now on our algorithms will administer the dopamin your behavior deserves.
Oha .. I hate to bring it to you Andrew but you will have to rewrite your book.
YT right now is pulling more than 228 million comments and answers to comments by algorithm in three month with shadowban! That's their own data.
Reasons are uncertain as there is no law to open source those algos by default to protect freedom of speech.
The only reasonable way to stop this is decentralization by default and moderation by the respective nodes and the users.
Zuckerberg for example knows that but he can't say it because share holders will fry him.
The problem we are facing is because of jazzing up user numbers without any reasonable way of filtering. You just can't connected the whole world without creating a big f** mess. We don't do it in real life neither.
Prof Dr. Peter Kruse explains that brillantly, you'll find bit's of him here on YT.
I'm sorry that the content of the following link is in spanisch but I'm investigating that algorithm "reverse engeneering" over a month now on spanisch YT commenting on politics democracy and democratic elections: