We live in an age of pervasive censorship where corporations, under the guise of “fact checking” and “protecting the greater good”, have undertaken a most Orwellian form of news suppression. Using algorithms and key word exclusions, global behemoths like Facebook, Twitter and Google have effectively become neo-Stasis where they determine what is fit to print and what is right for consumption. Giving this level of power to a few conglomerations is akin to Germans handing their freedoms over to the SS or Russians ceding their liberty to Stalin. Truth-telling becomes impossible in this paradigm; those who seek to become muckrakers are either silenced or forced to comply to the corporate agenda.
Given this onerous state of our nation and the planet as a whole, independent media have two choices: either watch helplessly as our voices and our reach are decimated or we give up. But we at the Ghion Journal have decided to go a third way. Where social media giants use high tech means to suppress our reach, we ask our readers and supporters to go low-tech in order to overcome their roadblocks. Instead of depending solely on Twitter, Facebook and Google to disseminate our articles, a vital component of our outreach is email. They have the means to restrict our access to newsfeeds and drastically impede our ability to be noticed in people’s timelines, but their ability to inhibit email is limited.
Of course, there is a reason they fear intendent journalists and non-affiliated reporters, we are not easily cowed and they do not control us through paychecks and blue checkmarks. Unable to make us toe corporate lines, they seek instead to marginalize us and reduce our ability to influence. While mainstream media voices are busy manufacturing outrage and creating strife across the social divides, we are intent on holding politicians, pundits and opinion leader’s feet to the fire. Try hard as they might to silence our voices, they just cannot stop stories like this one about Boulet societies or our coverage about the Covid-19 vaccine scam from getting out.
Lacking the endless resources of mainstream media, we have decided to take a different track. We ask our readers and supporters to sign up to our newsletters in order to get instant access when new articles are published by the Ghion Journal. We will not inundate your inboxes, at most we will send out one email a day unless there is breaking news that demands special coverage. CLICK HERE to sign up for our newsletter, once you start receiving our emails, we ask you to do one more thing. Forward our emails on to your network of family, friends and associates. The aim is to garner a critical mass, one working by himself/herself can only do so much but when two or more gather in the name of collective action and work together for a common cause, our power and potential is limitless.
We thank you for support over the years, even when I took a pause from writing and took a step back, I kept getting nothing but encouragement from countless many people who call the Ghion Journal their homepage. Bethlehem and I are both eternally grateful for your continued kindness and generosity. Though the challenges that are before us are truly daunting, I know in my soul that the scope of dangers ahead pale in comparison to the hope and love that resides in our hearts. Here is to our connective humanity and collective action; one day soon enough those who trample over us will feel the earth quake when they see us overcome divisions and unite as one. CLICK HERE to find out more about our Nobel Experiment and what the Ghion Journal is all about.
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