Two cents on Google

Google has recently announced a willingness to leave China, reputedly to end censorship and stop abuse of humyn rights activists. I can’t say I know for sure what Google had in mind, what deals it wants to make with this move, but I can say something about political context.

The context in Amerikan politics is that Obama’s political leader Bob Avakian has asked for two things to support Obama. Since Obamautons and Avakian supported lynching in the open in public Internet forums before Obama ran for president — in full view of the CIA and others they should have tried to keep secrets from — Obama proved to have the “audacity to win” a chain to the war machine.

In a pretense of independence from the CIA after having CIA officials in its affiliated organizations and not just that but printing the line of these officials as his own party’s line — Avakian advised Obama to go after the CIA’s role in torture, as if the people who put Obama in office at the highest levels were not involved. In this way, Obama tried to put a figleaf on the things he was caught doing before he even ran for office.

The other move to support Obama is to play both sides of China questions. Careful students of history and political economy know that the RCP=CIA puts forward Dengism while calling it Mao on the “theory of productive forces.” Perhaps more obviously for Western readers, the Obamautons now court humyn-rights activists from China.

The real problem with Google is its monopoly power. Hence, it might be good for Google to leave China just as it suggested. In the resulting vacuum, a Western search engine not pushing pornography and national chauvinism in the guise of humyn-rights could arise, make money and grant freedom to real intellectual discussion. A number of Western newspapers would like to be paid for their work and perhaps the EU would be willing to regulate the field in such a way as to channel money towards real news and intellectual effort. There are countless European newspapers that could profit from having a serious alternative to Google. Amerika probably does not have the regulatory wherewithal to create a niche for a new beneficial search engine, but there are Amerikan businesspeople who share my view on what is needed and there are European regulators who could open up a space.

Speaking for ourselves, Google eventually censored our ads with them even as we paid them per word. Hence, we do not take media announcements at face-value.

Pornography is a big money-maker for Google. That’s why it’s hard to see Google’s posture as anything but using humyn-rights for pornography profits. The intellectuals and reporters talking about humyn-rights, freedom and justice should be supported a little financially and given more room while the squeeze should go on racist, national chauvinist and pornographic material. To do that may require a realignment of business interests and regulation to create a new business model.



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