First Amendment Rights Under Attack By Dragon and Beast
Under the first Amendment to the United States Constitution is promised the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to peaceably assemble. In recent times, there have been persistent attacks on freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Most recently, since the election of Donald Trump, there have been further attempts to control the dissemination of information through the social media avenue. President Barack Obama publicly condemned what he called fake news, calling it a threat to democratic freedom. “President Obama has publicly denounced the spread of fake news on Facebook and other social-media platforms, which he said could compromise democratic freedoms…The President’s comments come at a time when Facebook and other social-media platforms are under scrutiny for failing to prevent the spread of conspiracy theories and propaganda packaged as news. Fake news on Facebook generated more user engagement than real news in the run up to the U.S. presidential elections according to one analysis…In a TV interview, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said, “From our perspective, there should just be no situation where fake news gets distributed.”
Since the heavy criticism and scrutiny of their respective platforms, “Facebook, Google take steps to confront fake news,” although neither company has stated how it would identify fake news. This is the ultimate paradox, saying that fake news in which what is considered to be conspiracy theories is grouped, is a threat to freedom, when scathing denunciations are made against supposed conspiracy theories from alternative media sources and plans are being put in place to shut down their methods of communication to the masses. Such acts however, are quite pleasing to Pope Francis who has not only met with Barack Obama, but also with the CEOS of Facebook and Google in which the dialogue centered on working together to shut down the perpetration of hate. It was the same Pope Francis that stated that freedom of speech and expression has limits and that individuals cannot go about “insulting other religions” through speech or the press.
Whether certain news stories are factual or not, or fits the description of a conspiracy theory, the producers should be afforded the opportunity to put out their information and the viewers should have a choice as to whether or not they listen to and believe the information being shared. This is a blatant attempt to control the consciences of men by only feeding them with information deemed acceptable by the powers that be, thus conditioning the populous to believe one-sided media, essentially whatever the overseers want them to believe and accept—if this is not mind control, and a way to influence public opinion, I do not know what is. Since freedom of speech and freedom of the press are already under attack, the next freedom to be extinguished is the right to peaceably assemble, as the churches and groups that produce and present “conspiracy theories” or “fake news” will be proscribed and considered breeding grounds for “terrorism.” Those preaching the everlasting gospel, the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12 are clearly implicated here and can read their fate in these measures. As they boldly proclaim (verbally, through the press, through the distribution of literature) that Babylon is fallen is fallen, and expose the entities that constitute Babylon along with her efforts to regain world supremacy through the union of church and state, the enforcement of the Mark of the Beast and the subsequent persecution of those who keep the commandments of God, through every means available to them, they will be falsely labeled as individuals inciting hate and recruiting other “terrorists” to their “radical” organization and will have their platforms censored and shut down. But praise God, the final warning message will swell to a loud cry and no one will be able to prevail against its worldwide proclamation and the powerful harvest that it will yield, and perhaps some of those who have flagged and scrutinized the materials from God’s messengers will come to the light, come out of Babylon and be among the number of the redeemed.