The Inquisition-Deja Vu

by Fernando Caracena ©2021 Fernando Caracena

A Painting by Francisco Goya [in the public domain] depicting an accused wretch humiliated by having to wear a San Benito costume before an Inquisition tribunal, where he stands guilty-before-proven-innocent. Most historians would probably agree that this period in Spain represents a low point in the history of civilization rivaled only by the Holocaust.

I do not know whether to be flattered or angered. I apparently struck a nerve in my previous post, Doing Science, with some of the modern inquisitors running wild in our communication systems who are hell bent on snuffing out free speech. They are apparently motivated by issues involving mere money, namely greed. I am more concerned with truth. I went on line and looked at my web site. I found that Firefox had put a warning label on it and blocked entry. I stand accused before whatever agency that Firefox subscribes to, or is a minion of, of being a malicious person who will do you harm if you get on my website!

Of course it is all a pack of lies. I advocate openness, transparency, and liberty, which of course includes free speech and honesty. There is no nefarious purpose hiding in my website that I put there. If there is something like that there, it did not put it there and we are further into tyranny than I thought.

Oh, I found something else. The name, Ghyzmo is used on a site in the the community video tube (Y T). That is not my doing. It features some streaming videos complete with someone speaking with some kind of Asian accent.

From personal experience, I can now say that all this talk of gas lighting and censorship on the Web is true. It is not just some form of "conspiracy theory", but quite real.

Perhaps, the videos on Y T are the cause of the problems on the AI platform that sniffs out malicious websites for Firefox. Perhaps, it is systemic incompetence. Otherwise given the history of Firefox, that platform looks hypocritical to me. Or perhaps is is an in-our-face failure of AI?

Since putting out this article, I have experienced some dirty tricks placed in my path to curtail my cyber freedom. I resent these attempts by clever nincompoops who are doing all this excremental stuff for mere money. To quote John Cleese in Monte Python (IMDb), "Yes, that's just the sort of blinkered, philistine, pig-ignorance I've come to expect from you non-creative garbage".

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