What It Means to Experience “Social Death”

Source: Brownstone Institute
by Thomas Harrington

“December 3rd, 2010 may very well go down as a turning point in the history of human governance. On that day, PayPal decided to permanently block Wikileaks’[s] ability to receive donations for its investigative journalism project, rooted in the judicious sourcing and publication of leaked government and industry documents. … When [Julian Assange] revealed the grotesque and heartless nature of US war crimes in Iraq in graphic detail, the Deep State decided that a ‘mere’ campaign of character assassination of the type used with those foreign leaders who question the core goodness of the US or its policies would not do. Rather, it needed to visit complete social death upon him. And thanks to PayPal and all of the other high tech platforms that followed its lead, it has been able to do so quite successfully.” (11/10/21)