Take a look at this very interesting story from Alex Jone’s www.infowars.com on how Google has justified blocking the very popular Alex Jones news websites for both Google and Youtube. Indeed Mr. Jones drew this attention to himself with his now famous “google search term bombs” where he urged readers to type in selective search terms and was able to quickly and effectively raise the collective consciousness through the mass gaming of Google’s search algorithm. Here at TradeWithDave.com, we call that tactic, “death by a thousand ant bites,” while the founding fathers referred to it as simply the American Revolution.
There are a couple of issues that Google may want to consider before they attempt to destroy Mr. Jone’s business entirely through the guise of what’s best for “the community.” First of all, Alex Jones has a large following and an elaborate network of relays that are well-established. Secondly, he’s from Texas. Here at TradeWithDave.com, we’re quite different in our approach to the news but the overlap of viewers to our site and viewers to Mr. Jone’s site has showed up on our radar. What is that correlation exactly? In a word… Texas.
You see, not everyone has been to Texas. I’ve been a lot of places and I’ve spent my share of time in Texas. I can tell you first-hand, that if Texas was Ireland, there would be a lynching going on right now for treason. I am completely serious. “Don’t mess with Texas” or “Texas, it’s a whole other country” may sound like cute slogans promoted by the Texas Department of Toursim. They’re not. They are a way a life.
The star of Texas is a reflection of the honor and integrity of a people who are steeped in the God-given freedom of human existence and who stand prepared to shed their blood and their fortunes for the cause of liberty. The presidents Bush may have offered a different solution than Ross Perot when it comes to the new world order, but one thing stands for sure. If you wrongly tread upon a Texan, you risk the wrath of one of the most capable, resourceful, loyal and independent band of brothers who view concepts such as “citizenship” and “community” in their proper roles while honor, integrity and justice supercede those concepts and are lived out within a tenuous balance with the law of the land.
Here’s a google search term for you; “In Texas everyone’s a ranger.”
Here’s the link to the Alex Jones Infowars.com story: http://www.infowars.com/google-you-tube-ban-alex-jones/
Here’s a link to the horrific video in question which raises the question. If Google and YouTube are blocking Alex Jones’ www.infowars.com site, then why are they not blocking access to this video from the very well-respected TED site? Warning, the following video contains graphic images of violence: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/julian_assange_why_the_world_needs_wikileaks.html
Here was our original link to the TED.com video back on July 20th, 2010: http://tradewithdave.com/?p=1400
Is it possible that Google as a responsible corporate citizen is acting in a duplicitous manner? It certainly would seem that way. Here’s an excerpt on our previous blog post about Google’s double-standard of ethics.
You can count on Moms, old people, email and Google to put together a fairly powerful attack on social media. Most people would have no idea what you were talking about if you claimed that Google was duplicitous, two-faced, hypocritical or otherwise evil in their approach to “sometimes open/sometimes closed” approach to all things internet. When they don’t have a chance of winning (i.e. Microsoft Office/Internet Explorer) they simply attack the market with free products (Google Docs/Google Chrome). When they are the 800 pound gorilla in the room (relevant search terms based advertising), then everything is top secretly driving their astronomical valuationi and cash flows. Hey. They could easily change their slogan to “Don’t be evil… more than half the time.”
Here’s a link to that original post: http://tradewithdave.com/?p=3679
Here’s a link to the very relevant announcement from Mashable.com this morning that Google is delaying the introduction of Google Me which leads me to believe that the Groupon and Twitter deals are done deals: http://mashable.com/2010/11/29/google-social-2011/
For those deep thinkers out there who really want to understand the forces that are at work all around them towards the destruction of free will, they may want to delve into these blog posts: