And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Five (5) references to ‘beast.’ 5 denotes satanic influence over evil men.
Why will the big tech giants never censor foreign authoritarian regimes like the coming Kingdom of the Beast? Because his kingdom will not be a democracy. The BEAST and His FIVE (5) BIG ‘TECH BUDDIES’.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN JANUARY 10, 2021 Jerusalem Post
Ever since Twitter suspended the account of US President Donald Trump, there have been many calls for Big Tech social-media platforms to apply the same scrutiny to foreign leaders, such as Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei. This talking point posits that while Trump and others might reasonably be suspended by social-media giants, it appears hypocritical that they don’t apply the same standards to others abroad. The reasons for this are multilayered.
First of all, the social-media giants’ application of their own standards appears to be rapidly changing and arbitrary. The claim that various accounts violated their rules, such as inciting violence, spreading misleading information or hate speech, may be true, just as it may speak to how opaque these guidelines really are.
Because the social-media giants have never been regulated, they are not like other industries. There is no transparent explanation as to why they banned one account or another; they don’t have to provide that to regulators or to customers and users. They don’t have to back up the user information or provide regulators with an archive of their tweets or posts.
While they are private companies, they are not like other industries, such as automobile manufacturers, airlines or television stations, which might be regulated in some way.
The arbitrary nature of social-media suspensions, bans and internal rules means that for all intents and purposes, companies can do what they want on a whim. Often, they do cave to social, political or economic pressure.
For instance, social-media companies sought to close down accounts that support terrorism and extremism after the rise of ISIS in 2014. By 2018, Twitter had removed more than a million pro-terrorist accounts. Studies show that there had been more than 17 million pro-ISIS tweets.
Social-media giants also suspended “millions” of bots in 2018. Last June, Twitter removed China- and Turkey-linked bot networks. In September, they went after more Russian bots. In Turkey’s case, a troll army linked to the ruling party had harassed dissidents and foreigners; some 30,000 accounts were closed.
TODAY THERE are two lines of thinking about social-media giants closing down Trump’s accounts and going after Parler and other platforms where pro-Trump commentators congregate. Swept up in the “purge” of Trump content are also people like Rush Limbaugh and former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The removal of far-right accounts has happened before. Alex Jones and Laura Loomer were removed by social-media giants in 2018.
This means the removal of Trump is the culmination of an attempt to reduce far-right content. How exactly such content is defined is unclear. Twitter has said it wants to be a safe place for free expression and not have abusive behavior.
There are basically two sets of guidelines underpinning these decisions, one from Facebook and the other from Twitter. Together with Google, which owns YouTube, these platforms are dominant and often appear to coordinate strategy, such as when they censored access to a New York Post story on Hunter Biden.
In the past year, Twitter has begun to label state-controlled media. But it also indicated it would keep up the accounts of foreign leaders because they relate to the “public interest.” However, information judged “misleading” – sometimes by “fact-checkers” – has been flagged.
Critics note that all of these complex decisions on who to ban and label don’t seem to apply to foreign governments. Twitter did censor a tweet by Iran’s leader that spread misinformation about COVID vaccines. At the end of November, it refused to remove a tweet by a Chinese official that was misleading, despite Australia’s complaints.
At the time, the company said the tweet was marked “sensitive” but that foreign-policy “sabre-rattling” is acceptable. The tweet in question was staged and showed a fake image of an Australian soldier with a knife to a child’s neck. Misleading comments about the US election were tagged as such, but not this image. Critics wonder why.
The reason social-media giants will not ban content by foreign totalitarian governments that is misleading or incendiary is mostly because Western governments have not put the kind of public pressure on them to do so. Internal domestic politics, often written in English, are on the radar of social-media giants and are hot-button issues. At the end of the day, these are corporations that grew out of the US, so their knowledge of American politics is greater.
This is part of a general Orientalist worldview that doesn’t see foreign countries or foreign politics the same as internal Western democratic politics. This kind of paternalism tends to treat hateful rhetoric by those like Iran’s supreme leader as less “dangerous” than extremists inside the borders of the US. Foreign extremists are seen as more comical, even if for their own citizens their words are deadly serious.
Democracies have become less robust at challenging foreign dictatorship media, which has often enabled the well-endowed foreign media that are run by authoritarian regimes such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey or other countries to operate freely in the West, even as Western media and social media are sometimes restricted abroad.
THE LAST consideration that appears to underpin the decision not to censor foreign authoritarian regimes – even the ones that spread misinformation, undermine democracy and incite – is that social-media giants also don’t want to be viewed as tools of Western governments. If they cave to every demand from lawmakers in the US or Australia to censor content from China, Iran, Russia or elsewhere, then they could run the risk of being treated as hostile foreign entities abroad.
This would lead other countries to create their own social-media platforms, as China already has, potentially threatening the global hegemony of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
In general, social-media giants have appeared to cave more quickly to demands from governments abroad, including religious extremists in Indonesia who got an account on Instagram banned because it was devoted to gay rights. It is not uncommon for Kurdish minority accounts to be banned on social media at the behest of the authoritarian government in Ankara. These include accounts devoted solely to language and culture.
In some cases, it appears that social-media giants in the West have become tools of foreign authoritarians to crack down on freedoms.
This creates an extraordinary paradox. Companies founded in the West and that grew out of freedoms accorded them – gathering users because people wanted an online platform to express themselves – have now cut down on users in their countries of origin, while appearing to accept the guidelines imposed by various foreign regimes.
Iranian dissidents, for instance, wonder why the regime in Iran gets to have unfettered access, but they cannot. Russian dissidents wonder about the arbitrary censorship of some Western activists, while noting that Moscow seems to exploit Western reluctance to make sure dissidents in Russia have access to social media.
Alexey Navalny argues that “this precedent will be exploited by the enemies of freedom of speech around the world; in Russia as well. Every time when they need to silence someone, they will say: ‘This is just common practice. Even Trump got blocked on Twitter.’”
LASTLY, THAT social-media giants don’t put a priority on policing the misleading comments of various foreign regimes or subjecting them to fact-checking or bans for incitement, and don’t help to amplify dissidents in those countries, boils down to caring less about the rights or lives of people in Iran than in the West, particularly the US.
That 1,500 Iranian protesters could be killed by the Iranian regime, and its leaders still use Western social media without restrictions, while the same giants are concerned about democracy being undermined by riots in Washington and see that as dangerous incitement, illustrates that the lives of Iranians matter less to major Western corporations.
The story is the same in Iraq: Dissidents are hunted down and killed, usually after incitement against them online by accounts that are not banned. In Turkey, every thuggish far-right media outlet, including those that post openly antisemitic content, is not suspended, but Kurdish women’s-rights activists who post about cuisine or language are.
A combination of economic decisions, public pressure and paternalism underpins why major Tech Giants will not likely act against misleading incitement of authoritarian regimes but will continue to police the speech and content of people in Western democracies.
‘Birds of feather flock together. Loyalty to Royalty/State Demanded, above Christ.’ Population control, persecution, suppression and surveillance under the lie of ‘social reforms, peace and safety, border control, identification and verification.’ It is perilous and dangerous to one’s life to come against the state. Saudi Arabia (The Beast), China (King of the East), Russia (Gog), India (King of the East).
Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.