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LinkedIn (tied to BIG TECH and paid by BIG PHARMA) is The Gulag Archipelago of social media for professionals, imposing arbitrary censorship, penalization, and disappearance
LinkedIn functions to censor thinkers, filter ideas, impose arbitrary “community standards” and ensure that the managerial class is thinking only the correct and approved thoughts.
The Gulag [prison] Archipelago [chain of islands] is the famous 3-volume book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, providing a historical record of the Soviet Union’s comprehensive, hypocritical, and insanely irrational use of censorship, penalization, and disappearance (eg, assassination) against its own population.
PDF and audiobook links for The Gulag Archipelago are provided below
LinkedIn(.com) is marketed as a social media website targeted toward workplace professionals supposedly for “networking” and finding (ie, selling) job opportunities among its members.
It also functions to censor thinkers, filter ideas, impose arbitrary “community standards” and ensure that the managerial class is thinking only the correct and approved thoughts.
Basically, professional-level folks are supposed to log-onto the website and chat about their work-lives in the same way they would chat around the office water-cooler, ie, superficial chatter while under some level of surveillance: happy news for happy people with happy problems.
Ties to Big TECH
In 2016, "Microsoft buys LinkedIn: Microsoft’s $26.2-billion acquisition of LinkedIn aimed to grow the professional networking site and integrate it with Microsoft’s enterprise software, such as Office 365." news.microsoft.com/announcement/microsoft-buys-linkedin/
Ties to Big PHARMA
LinkedIn is paid handsomely by the drug industry for recruiting and advertising.
"Getting the message out to the right audience at the right time is critical to the success of many initiatives at pharmaceutical brands. ...To reach busy physicians, some pharmaceutical brands are turning to LinkedIn for its ability to deliver messages that cut through the noise of today’s cluttered media landscape. LinkedIn internal data shows a ~30% year-over-year increase in healthcare conversations around topics like: medicine, health, wellness, and insurance." linkedin.com/business/marketing/blog/customer-stories/how-pharma-brands-are-reaching-physicians-on-linkedin
Ties to Big PHARMA = censorship of pro-nutrition and anti-corruption conversations
I’ve been banned from LinkedIn twice, both times for talking about nutrition research. The first time it happened in January 2022, I described it as “obedience training for adults, forcing them to agree with the pharma-political narrative and mislabeling thought and science as misinformation.”
Most recently in June 2022, LinkedIn banned me because I mentioned in a single sentence that a recent vitamin D study was incompetently performed—note that I have 3 doctorate degrees, international expertise in nutrition, and that I have published several review articles, letters, and primary research articles on vitamin D and thus I have plenty of “credentials” to talk about vitamin D.
LinkedIn banned me without even telling me why I was blocked, so I am assuming that it is for the post that I made this same morning with regard to vitamin D research.
LinkedIn is The Gulag Archipelago of social media, enforcing arbitrary censorship, penalization, and disappearance
They banned me without explaining why they banned me, but then agreed with themselves for enforcing their arbitrary and self-serving censorship.
“After taking a second look, we confirmed your content goes against our Professional Community Policies. We understand that this might not be the response you wanted, but we work to apply our policies in a fair and consistent way for all of our members. Thanks again for being part of the LinkedIn community.”
The Gulag Archipelago was Russia’s system of arbitrary censorship, penalization, and disappearance
The Gulag Archipelago is a three-volume non-fiction text written between 1958 and 1968 by Russian writer and Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It was first published in 1973 and was soon translated into English and French.
"The word Gulag is a Russian acronym for the Soviet government agency that supervised the vast network of labor camps. Solzhenitsyn used the word archipelago as a metaphor for the camps, which were scattered through the sea of civil society like a chain of islands extending “from the Bering Strait almost to the Bosporus.”
The Gulag Archipelago is an exhaustive and compelling account based on Solzhenitsyn’s own eight years in Soviet prison camps, on other prisoners’ stories committed to his photographic memory... The work represents the author’s attempt to compile a literary and historical record of the Soviet regime’s comprehensive but deeply irrational use of terror against its own population." britannica.com/topic/The-Gulag-Archipelago
Of the 3 volumes of this book, two of them are in my possession as PDF documents, and all of them are available on the internet in text and audio. Rather than posting my own copies here, I will simply provide this hyperlink so you can download them in PDF from the source of your choice, while the best and most obvious source location is archive.org/details/TheGulagArchipelago-Threevolumes/The-Gulag-Archipelago__vol1__I-II__Solzhenitsyn. The audiobook is included below:
Tables of Contents for The Gulag Archipelago: Authors word and preface
PART I The Prison Industry Chapter 1 Arrest
Chapter 2 - The History of Our Sewage Disposal System
Chapter 3 - The Interrogation
Chapter 4 - The Bluecaps
Chapter 5 - First Cell, First Love
Chapter 6 - That Spring
Chapter 7 - In the Engine Room
Chapter 8 - The Law as a Child
Chapter 9 - The Law Becomes a Man
Chapter 10 - The Law Matures
Chapter 11 - The Supreme Measure
Chapter 12 - Tyurzak
PART II Perpetual Motion Chapter 1 The Ships of the Archipelago
Chapter 2 The Ports of the Archipelago
Chapter 3 The Slave Caravans
Chapter 4 From Island to Island
PART III The Destructive-Labor Camps Chapter 1 The Fingers of Aurora
Chapter 2 The Archipelago Rises from the Sea
Chapter 3 The Archipelago Metastasizes
Chapter 4 The Archipelago Hardens
Chapter 5 What the Archipelago Stands On
Chapter 6 ``They've Brought the Fascists!''
Chapter 7 The Way of Life and Customs of the Natives
Chapter 8 Women in Camp
Chapter 9 The Trusties
Chapter 10 In Place of Politicals
Chapter 11 The Loyalists
Chapter 12 Knock, Knock, Knock…
Chapter 13 Hand Over Your Second Skin Too!
Chapter 14 Changing One's Fate!
Chapter 15 Punishments
Chapter 16 The Socially Friendly
Chapter 17 The Kids
Chapter 18 The Muses in Gulag
Chapter 19 The Zeks as a Nation
Chapter 20 The Dogs' Service
Chapter 21 Campside
Chapter 22 We Are Building
PART IV The Soul and Barbed Wire Chapter 1 The Ascent
Chapter 2 Or Corruption?
Chapter 3 Our Muzzled Freedom
Chapter 4 Several Individual Stories
PART V Katorga Chapter 1 The Doomed
Chapter 2 The First Whiff of Revolution
Chapter 3 Chains, Chains…
Chapter 4 Why Did We Stand For It?
Chapter 5 Poetry Under a Tombstone, Truth Under a Stone
Chapter 6 The Committed Escaper
Chapter 7 The White Kitten (Georgi Tenno's Tale)
Chapter 8 Escapes - Morale and Mechanics
Chapter 9 The Kids with Tommy Guns
Chapter 10 Behind the Wire the Ground Is Burning
Chapter 11 Tearing at the Chains
Chapter 12 The Forty Days of Kengir
PART VI Exile Chapter 1 Exile in the First Years of Freedom
Chapter 2 The Peasant Plague
Chapter 3 The Ranks of Exile Thicken
Chapter 4 Nations in Exile
Chapter 5 End of Sentence
Chapter 6 The Good Life in Exile
Chapter 7 Zeks at Liberty
PART VII Stalin Is No More Chapter 1 Looking Back on It All
Chapter 2 Rulers Change, the Archipelago Remains
Chapter 3 The Law Today