Strike While the Iron is Cooling

26 11 2018

Washington, D.C.

By the time the American Federal government officially and seriously gets around to addressing blatant censorship on the “cool kid” social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, it won’t matter, because probably by then, Twitter and Facebook will have become digital ghettos, and also that the mashup of blockchain, quantum encryption and peer-to-peer will result in truly decentralized and uncensorable social media paradigms.

There’s historical precedent for the Feds striking while the iron was already cooling down:

* When the Feds, using what was at the time the newly enshrined Sherman Anti-Trust Act, finally got around to busting up Standard Oil, SO was well on the wane. SO’s power peaked in the 1890s or so with a 90% national market share in kerosene oil. But in the petroleum era, when the Feds pounced, SO only held a 60% national market share, and a much lower one in the parts of the United States that were the fastest growing.

* When the DOJ was finally able to bust up the Mafia, aka Cosa Nostra, the Mafia was in the process of self-imploding, mainly because Sicilians, both in Sicily and in the United States, were willingly giving up the secret sauce which fueled Mafia power: Inbreeding, aka close cousin consanguinity and marriage.




One response

16 12 2018

Hi! This post could not be written any better! Reading
this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this.

I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have
a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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