Friday, July 7, 2017

Post-WW2 Anti-Fascist Educational Film | Don't Be a Sucker | 1947

"+xXMapleVodkaXx That's pseudoscience. The harm done by inbreeding is due to matching deleterious recessive genes. The individual "races" have numbers large enough that mating within one's "race" does not appreciably increase the probability of such a match. Saying that multiracial people are superior to monoracial people is just another form of racism, and supporting that racism shows that you don't even understand basic biology on the high school level."

That's right. Google's system just engaged in censorship on behalf of racist pseudoscience, and human beings working at Google go on censoring reports of problems with their spam filter. Have I said "stay classy", yet? I ask, because I find myself having cause to say that almost every day with these guys.

This blog might not get posted to much more in the future. Not every ghosted comment of mine has been reposted here, yet, because there are too many of them. I'd estimate that over 50% of my comments, all of them as un-spammish and reasonable as this one, have been blocked from public view by a broken spam filter, the problems with which have been reported since 2013 (if not earlier). Google, to date, has replied in only one way - by, as a fellow victim put it, "covering their backsides." By censoring the problem reports and setting their filter to ghost comments that refer to "ghosting." They haven't been so bold as to take down the videos that raise the issue, not because the people on the staff are too principled to do that, but because they're sneaky little illegitimate children who want to avoid controversy, and so do what they do on the sly, acting while nobody is looking.

As a user, I'm angry about this and I should be. I think I'm done commenting on Youtube videos. There are some discussions I'm still in, so maybe I'll respond to responses I get, but given the high probability that my replies will be censored, mindlessly and pointlessly, I'm not sure I'll bother even doing that. I will say one thing, however, without concern for who I offend by doing so: the Internet needs governmental regulation, harsh, intrusive micromanaging governmental intervention, because the Free Market has failed to produce decent service or even civilized behavior on the part of the providers we are left dealing with.

When free market thinking is taken so far that companies are left free to manipulate public opinion by tampering with the flow of discussion, and by making thoughts disappear from the public dialog, support for the free market has been taken past the point of sanity.