John 1English Standard Version (ESV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
I had been notice also of talk on how wonderful it is to live the car free lifestyle: being free to move about without the burden of car ownership and not being stuck in traffic. Today I want to bust this myth of a car free lifestyle. I have been carless (carless as negative as homeless) since 2015 when my F-150 finally died. I rely on Transit, Uber, traditional car rentals, and Zipcar to get around.
I am doing something different from my usual political rants on my blog. I right now was reading about the new restaurant featuring biscuits and potpies and my reaction was rater indifferent and maybe disgust. I am realizing I start to be burned out on the dining scene in Portland.
Dear Mr. Prager, I understand what you are saying and agree this is a huge problem that Google can censor your videos. However, I feel you are missing the real problem: falling for the siren of media companies like Google and Facebook who created mega centralize depository of media that gives them the power over control of media content and become a threat to free speech.
This was not the case; before the internet many of us got out information though a series of independent and networked (i.e. Fido) Bulletin Board systems. There was diversity of decentralized BBS because all one need was a PC a modem and software like Wildcat. One of my favorite was a BBS in Portland Oregon that was freedom of speech BBS ran by an anarchist who BBS rules were there were not any. If fun watching the communist and Neo Nazis go after each other and make fools of themselves.
Therefore, the solution is not a petition to centralized repository of content but a decentralizing of content on the internet, where on company cannot control. You may have heard of something called Blockchain, a distributed and decentralized database over many system s on the net. Information is stored on a node as a block with encrypted link to the next block. It is hard for one person to alter or change the block. A person or a company may control a node but cannot control content on the entire system. In the end instead of a petition to YouTube Prager U, need to look outside to distribute their videos on the net.
As a final point, I will not publish this post on Facebook , but a link back to my Word press blog set upon server space subscribe. Let me see Google and Facebook try to censor this post.