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The Great Migration Welcome to the School of Minds! 💡 "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - George Washington Let us treat freedom of expression as the divine gift that it is, and realize that censorship of information is an insult against that gift and the force which extends it. It is my strong conviction that we must seek to separate from the big social media platforms, where the voice of egoism dominates, in order to reclaim our minds from the shackles of cultural conditioning that has been forced upon our perception like a straitjacket. The internet holds great potential for liberating mankind from these shackles and from the group of people who put us in them. However, it also holds potential for the same group of people to keep that from happening, by doing what they always have; censoring and controlling information, while enforcing a culture that they have created. Unfortunately, this is exactly what is being done, which is why we must aspire to migrate from their platforms. Instead, let us channel that misplaced energy to educate and connect our minds through this virtual school and forum that is the internet, so that we may further unite as a species, as was the initial intention of this technology, as stated by one of its fathers: “What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife. Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.” - Nikola #Tesla Truth is coming and it can't be stopped. ☥∞☯∞☥ 🌹 #thegreatmigration #mindsimages #Minds #digitalchemy

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So why can Twitter block people? Dear supreme court, go to the root!
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The Great Migration Welcome to the School of Minds! 💡 "If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." - George Washington Let us treat freedom of expression as the divine gift that it is, and realize that censorship of information is an insult against that gift and the force which extends it. It is my strong conviction that we must seek to separate from the big social media platforms, where the voice of egoism dominates, in order to reclaim our minds from the shackles of cultural conditioning that has been forced upon our perception like a straitjacket. The internet holds great potential for liberating mankind from these shackles and from the group of people who put us in them. However, it also holds potential for the same group of people to keep that from happening, by doing what they always have; censoring and controlling information, while enforcing a culture that they have created. Unfortunately, this is exactly what is being done, which is why we must aspire to migrate from their platforms. Instead, let us channel that misplaced energy to educate and connect our minds through this virtual school and forum that is the internet, so that we may further unite as a species, as was the initial intention of this technology, as stated by one of its fathers: “What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife. Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.” - Nikola #Tesla Truth is coming and it can't be stopped. ☥∞☯∞☥ 🌹 #thegreatmigration #mindsimages #Minds #digitalchemy

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