I will admit to kind of liking Mark Zuckerberg’s presence on the international stage.
Despite his place amongst the pinnacles of his globalist tribe’s oligarchic hierachy, he still possesses a huge degree of boyish naivety and awkwardness. Even a sort of earnestness that would be quite likeable in anyone else.
The result is that one gets a much clearer vision into what he and his ilk would like to see take place by listening to him compared to his older and more cynical or tight-lipped contemporaries.
To wit, Breitbart today has a story perfectly encapsulating the world that Zuckerberg, et al would like to craft for us.
Mark Zuckerberg recently stated his desire to have Facebook act as a community for its users, replacing “churches” and “community support groups”.
Speaking at Facebook’s first Communities Summit in Chicago last week, Mark Zuckerberg discussed a number of topics, including Facebook’s new mission statement which was changed from “connecting the world” to a new goal, to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Following criticism that Facebook was complicit in the spread of “fake news,” Zuckerberg stated, “Our mission of connecting people, that was not supposed to be controversial. So now the question is, why is that a controversial thing, and how do you rebuild that?”
CNBC reports that later at the rally, the Facebook CEO discussed the use of Facebook as a community tool to bring it’s users closer together, “It’s so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter,” said Zuckerberg during the Communities Summit, “That’s a lot of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else.” He then seemed to liken Facebook to a church of sorts, “People who go to church are more likely to volunteer and give to charity — not just because they’re religious, but because they’re part of a community.”
Zuckerberg stated his desire to have Facebook act as a networking tool to help people connect and develop communities and the importance of community leaders and moderators, “A church doesn’t just come together.” he said, “It has a pastor who cares for the well-being of their congregation, makes sure they have food and shelter. A little league team has a coach who motivates the kids and helps them hit better. Leaders set the culture, inspire us, give us a safety net, and look out for us.”
Zuckerberg stated that after seeing how easy it was to spread fake news across the Facebook platform, the company had developed AI to help prevent the spread of misinformation and to make it easier to organize and suggest online communities to users, “We started a project to see if we could get better at suggesting groups that will be meaningful to you. We started building artificial intelligence to do this. And it works. In the first six months, we helped 50% more people join meaningful communities.”
The examples of ‘churches’ is interesting because for the last 60 years or so Americans have been consistently mocked for their devotion to church. During that time, countless comedians and sitcom writers (most of them Zuckerberg’s relatives) have used irony and cynicism to skewer the Church-going American as a low-IQ, socially awkward, naive, fast-food loving, low sex appeal oaf. Legions of young people have been taught that Church is ‘reactionary’, ‘patriarchal’, and ‘oppressive’.
But this new vision Zuckerberg and the rest of his ilk have replaces those old ‘houses of ignorance’ with a new kind of Church. One where every thought, every keystroke, and every glance of one’s eye is monetized. Where rapture, sacrality, and community- those things human have always needed- are brought to you by Something-Berg, Inc, where they can be turned into a constant profit stream. And where- of course- your every thought and purchase and click is accessible by the benevolent government, in a beautiful symbiotic synthesis of ‘democracy’ and ‘capitalism’.
While Zuckerberg and his fellows may seem confident, I would wager underneath they are just as terrified as ever. Because, unfortunately, there seem to be quite a few individuals not quite hip with this new paradigm.
A mass of young Identitarians grows ever stronger, their magical memetic esotericism representing an increasing threat to the Bergian globalist elite.
Zuckerberg is absolutely right that people need community, meaning, and sacredness. But that has to be real. Pornography, video games, and status updates will only enslave the modern wage-croppers for so long. And as I argued yesterday, eventually the Bergians’ own magic ends up being stolen as well.
Eventually, a new nobility arises, and casts aside the chains they were birthed among.
I’ll end with this subtle yet in my opinion very powerful video, which I actually think is one of the most effective I have seen in a long time. It combines the cleverness with hipsterism with the sincerity and earnestness of Preservation.
If the Zuckerbergs of the world’s only response to men like those in the video below is to call them ‘Nazis’ when they are anything but (just as Sweden now does with old ladies it prosecutes for complaining about migration) it suggests the Church of Facebook may be built more on fear and greed than real ‘community’.
Interestingly… that woman in Sweden was arrested when she complained (factually) about migrants defecating in the street and burning cars in a…you guessed it…. Facebook post.