No freedom of speech for Employees
It’s not just Google.
In totalitarian states (China, Soviet Union, several countries at the Middle East) your rights to freely speak or express yourself aren’t granted at all. If you are criticizing the system, you are setting up yourself for serious trouble, or even putting your life to risk. The state has the ultimate power to censor what can be said or expressed, and to exercise it’s power to punish citizens with dissent thoughts.
In western democracies, where freedom of speech is granted, especially in the United States where it’s in the First Amendment, the methods of censorship are much more sophisticated.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The state doesn’t have the absolute power over free speech, so it is outsourcing censorship and social engineering doctrines to corporations.
According to recent data, in 2017 July there are 127 million people are full time employees at a corporation in the United States alone.
Corporations are not democracies, they are autocracies. Technically speaking if we examine any traditional corporations, what we see is a centrally planned, strictly hierarchically organized, totalitarian system, where all employees are under the strict control of the organization.
If any modern corporation would be a state, we would call it a totalitarian surveillance state.
When you are employed, you are voluntarily giving up your rights for freedom of speech every day of the week approximately from 9am to 5pm.
It’s not just Google. It’s every single corporations.
In western democracies censorship is outsourced to the corporations. And not just censorship, but also the current state approved ideology — which is enforced through federal regulations.
When you are an employee, you are not just giving up your freedom of speech at the workplace, but outside of your workplace as well. You will refrain yourself to freely express what you think on social media, on the internet, or anywhere public out of fear that it might seriously affect not just your current employment, but it might seriously damaging your future employment opportunities as well.
Living long enough under the constant pressure to refrain yourself from free speech will make you think it’s easier if you refrain yourself even of wrongthink altogether. You will be part of the groupthink virtue signaling herd without ever questioning dogma or authority just to easier get through the days.
Outsourcing censorship and ideological control to corporations is way more sophisticated than brutal, centralized direct state control over citizens.
This way the censorship is not centralized, but distributed; therefore although you can freely move between corporations it’s not much different than moving between branches of the same franchise, since the very same state enforced ideological and censorship methods are applied to all corporations. If you don’t like this McDonalds, you can work in another McDonalds. Or a Burger King. You are free to choose.
Although full time employment is the default choice for more than a hundred million people, it’s only around since about a 100 years. It is a byproduct of the industrial revolution, which is slowly, but surely coming to an end.
If you want to have the privilege to exercise your right to freely speak and freely think, the first step on the road is to break away from full time employment. Freedom starts by breaking away from the censorship, ideological control, and surveillance of the corporations.
The truth is that you have only one job; to live and manage every aspects of your own life. Everything else comes second, even your full time job. Even if corporations wants you to think the opposite. Your employer can be your master only if it’s your only source of income. Network. Connect. Build trust. And make sure you always have more than one client.
Take charge of your life. You are already the CEO.