Dear Catalans, You are not allowed to secede from Spain. The EU ‘owns’ Spain, and Spain ‘owns’ you. Catalonia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spain. Spain is a subsidiary of the EU. And the EU is non-negotiable. Vast amounts of capital went into this project; if it fails it will bring down the global banking system.
When an online service is free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product. Social media giants, Facebook and Google have created a digital equivalent of a Plantation Economy where the dominant corporations in search, social media and digital advertising limit the options of users simply by being essential due to their dominance, silencing online voices that threaten their models’ legitimacy under the guise of ‘fake news’.
Google has come under scrutiny by free-speech advocates for shutting down neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, seemingly too distracted to notice the tech giant has been waging a censorship campaign against progressive news organisations that publish content which conflicts with the narrative of the Washington establishment, along with Facebook and Twitter, on the grounds of ‘fake news’.