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  • game changer for us, Michael, is that I've had these digital networks.

  • So I've been, you know, on Youtube for 10 years.

  • When I started this race, we calculated 1.7 million Londoners already knew who I was out of nine million.

  • So, and we've been, I've been streaming digitally every single day.

  • So I did an hour and 20 minute live stream from the back of our battle bus today while I was driving through the streets of London, taking live questions from people talking about Our Manifesto, which is this 50 page document I put together.

  • That is basically a blueprint to solve all of London's problems.

  • I mean he spent eight months working on this.

  • So I don't think anyone is used to a politician.

  • First of all being on their social platforms.

  • Most politicians aren't even on instagram where the young people are and most people don't, they're not this transparent.

  • So this is the thing we have going for us is that we can go connect people, I can sometimes bypass the gatekeepers, Michael, which are the two party system, uh, newspapers, sometimes the television networks and we can go straight to the people to instagram Youtube.

  • And so there's gonna come a time when the gatekeepers, they can't do it anymore.

  • There's gonna come a time because the digitization where you can go straight to the people and we're right on the edge of that right now.

  • It feels.

  • Yeah, I think that's happening.

  • You know, the danger in that is, you know, when you you in the United States here where the two party system at least one party for sure is controlling, you know, even how big tech in a way that's what you got to watch out for.

  • Hopefully that doesn't happen over there in London in the UK, but it's happening here big time.

  • You say the wrong thing, you're shut down.

  • It's terrible.

  • We spent the last year fighting for freedom of speech here, I call it digital freedom of speech.

  • Because I went head to head with Youtube, which is owned by google, which is owned by alphabet.

  • You know, one of the biggest companies in the world.

  • And you know, for nine years, I had been broadcasting live conversations from my studio.

  • Uh, and I never had a single problem until one day last year, they decided to pull the plug on me.

  • And and all of a sudden you see who's really in charge and the tech companies are sometimes more powerful than the government's themselves, and they'll shut you down too.

  • So you're right, it's a real issue.

  • You see it happening.

  • They have their own political ideas themselves as companies.

  • And they push those narratives whether it's conscious or subconsciously, but they do it either way, whether they know they're doing it or not, they kind of project their ideas, politics ideals onto the networks that are supposed to be utilities, right?

  • I made this I make this comparison with someone else.

  • If you were on the phone with someone back in the 80s, you would never expect someone to say, you can't say that on the phone call with someone else because that was a utility.

  • It was a private connection.

  • But now, if you're on instagram, uh they say Michael, you can't say that and we're going to take your post down.

  • And it's like, well, that's not a utility anymore.

  • It's like a it's almost an agenda.

  • I always say google is not a search engine, it's an agenda engine and you gotta be careful with what's out there.

  • So, um it's reached out brian and you know, once they control our speech man, we were in trouble, a lot of trouble because that's what we have going for us.

  • That's what a democracy, Republic is all about.

  • Freedom of speech, freedom of ideas and when, once they start controlling that people people one day realize it, unfortunately they don't at this point, a lot of people don't, a lot of people do, but a lot of people don't, and uh I think they're winning at least for the time being there, winning here in the States.

  • And I hope it's not the same way, you know, where you are.

  • Yeah, it's dangerous to see, I think it's it's usually it comes here about 3 to 5 years after it happens there, so it moves around the globe slowly.

  • Um but yeah, it's scary to see.

  • I think Michael what happens is is that people have their freedoms for so long that they forgot how valuable they were.

  • You know, we fought for, um, a couple 100 years ago when fought for independence.

  • We fought over the years for all these basic freedoms and then we got used to them.

  • And then when they take a little, a few of them away and you give someone a subsidy check, right?

  • Or you give someone cool digital platform, then they let it slide and then they let it slide.

  • And then at some point you realize, wait a second.

  • I can't express myself and then things probably go bad quickly.

  • No, you hit it on the head brian, it's exactly how it happens.

  • You know, and that's, that's how they control.

  • They give you a little money to give you, you know, subsidies and so on and so forth and you're comfortable for a minute.

  • And then you realize before you turn around, hey, what happened, I can't speak anymore.

  • My freedoms are gone.

  • You know, and it's too late.

  • Yeah, I had to guess, I guess on London real a few years ago and he was born in Russia.

  • I grew up in Canada and he, and he's in London.

  • He actually just left London because he was getting getting tired of the lockdowns and he said, brian, this reminds me of the soviet union.

  • You give people enough, a little subsidy, a little something, you take away their freedoms, but you give them something else to make them happy.

  • And he said, I can't believe I'm watching it happen in a quote unquote democracy in the west, right in front of my eyes.

  • And again, he's got the perspective of living in that, you know, soviet type atmosphere.

  • Unfortunately, a lot of bricks and a lot of americans, we've never seen that side of it, you know, so we haven't experienced that where you literally can't say something or you might go to jail or you might disappear.

  • So it's something we have to constantly talk about that's for sure.

  • Well you're right, you know, just continue that narrative because it's the correct one and you know, hopefully a lot of people are paying attention.

game changer for us, Michael, is that I've had these digital networks.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/04/28
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