The history of the last half-century-plus has been an ongoing, rolling, shameful sell-out of the US by the US government and US businesses—to Communist China:
Big Business wanted to relocate to China to access their slave labor and massive subsidies—and needed crony Big Government policies to grease the skids. And for the right campaign bribes and post-government gigs, our Big Government bureaucrats have been more than happy to oblige:
Of course, Big Government bureaucrats like Chinese money too:
The Big Government-Big Business cabal appeared to have the Chinese sellout down to an art form:
Then Big Tech became a thing. And those giant, multinational corporations began showing the old guard how Chinese capitulation is really done:
Big Government bureaucrats quickly made the adjustment to the new Bigs on the block:
Big Government has been exceedingly helpful to Big Tech:
And Big Tech has been exceedingly helpful to Big Government:
Having now firmly established the Big Government-Big Tech-China crony business model, Big Tech is now down to tweaking it. No one who deviates even a little from The Agenda is safe, anywhere. This just in (“Rick Scott Probes LinkedIn, Microsoft on Censoring U.S. Journalists in China“):
“‘I am deeply concerned that an American company is actively censoring American journalists on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party….’”
But that’s the crony business model, Senator. See “The Hidden Dangers of Chinese-Style Big Tech Censorship“:
“A new report from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is warning of a ‘new big brother’ emerging as the CCP expands its reach.”
One thing we absolutely should do is undo Big Government’s Big Tech cronyism.
Starting with not giving them any additional cronyism:
And then begin ending the outrageous cronyism they already thoroughly enjoy. Like repealing the massive, forever-expansive amnesty that is Section 230 (see “Big Tech: We Keep Ignoring the Blatantly Obvious“):
“Speaking of unfair … behold Section 230. Which gives Big Tech companies blanket amnesty from libel, slander and intellectual property lawsuits resulting from third-party actions.
“This is anti-Fourteenth Amendment un-equal protection before the law—that no one else in the history of the country has ever received.
“If I owned a small neighborhood bar, I would have to purchase liability insurance to protect me should one third-party patron punch another third-party patron in my place. Or I would have to go to court and convince a judge or jury that it took place in my place—but not because of my place.
“Why do the biggest and richest companies in the history of Planet Earth get government-imposed blanket third-party-action immunity?”
And then let’s have Big Tech—the richest cabal of companies in the history of humanity—start paying the government tax to government-subsidize the Internet access that has made Big Tech the richest cabal of companies in the history of humanity.
“‘On wireless, there is the Universal Service Fund (USF) tax. Which … goes up automatically every three months. And can also be raised whenever by three votes from unelected Federal Communications Commission (FCC) bureaucrats.’
“That tax rate has become an even more monstrous 33.4% in the second quarter of this year.”…
“Guess who gets taxed:
“‘Telecommunications companies must pay a percentage of their interstate end-user revenues to the Universal Service Fund. This percentage is called the contribution factor.’…
“And did you note who pays, and by omission who doesn’t?
“ISPs pay. And by extension, we do. Check your bill.
“But monstrous Big Tech doesn’t pay a dime. How’s that for even more cronyism?”
The Big Government-Big Tech-China cabal has had us looking at the world through the wrong end of the telescope, for way too long.
That has heinously warped our government and our country, for way too long:
The late, great Henny Youngman nicely summarized the solution to this stupidity:
“The patient says, ‘Doctor, it hurts when I do this.’
“The doctor says, ‘Then don’t do that!’”