Tuesday, 8 September 2020


The famous phrase, “Big brother is watching you” is taken from George Orwell’s famous novel, 1984: A dystopian novel that depicts a society under constant surveillance of an authoritarian regime. The citizens of Oceania are always being watched through telescreens. This novel was first published in 1949. Fast-forward to 2020, we are slowly seeing the world evolving into an Orwellian society.

Big tech is watching you.

In April 2019, NBC News reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social media network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as bargaining chips. It was reported that Zuckerberg, along with his board, found ways to tap Facebook’s data- including information about friends, relationships, and photos- as leverage over companies it partnered with. In some cases, Facebook rewarded favored companies by giving them access to the data of its users.

This kind of behavior is not common to Facebook. In In May 2019, it was reported that Snapchat employees were using the app to obtain vital information from users without their consent. Harvard business professor Shoshana Zuboff once wrote, “once we searched Google. Now, Google searches us.” It seems like no one is safe from the prying eyes of big tech. Big tech is watching you.

The rise of the Thought Police

Over the past couple of months, Facebook and other social media networks have banned Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and other “extremists.”

On July 28th, 2020, Twitter suspended Donald Trump, Jr. For posting a video of medical doctors affirming the use of Hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19. Big tech further went on to take down the video, tagging it, “misleading and potentially harmful information.”

For several days, left-leaning media continually smeared the names of these doctors and even tagged one of them as insane. They ignored the hundreds of research published by various medical journals affirming that Hydroxychloroquine works.  In an article titled, The key to defeating COVID-19 already exists, Harvey A. Risch, professor of Epidemiology, Yale University, clearly stated that when administered early, Hydroxychloroquine works. So why has the big tech and the media discredited and debased anyone that dares to speak the facts concerning this drug that has been used for decades?

On August 5th, 2020, Facebook and Twitter removed a video posted by President Donald Trump in which he said children are “almost immune from this disease.” Conservatives, in particular, have been on the receiving end of big tech’s regulation of free speech.

We live in a society that is becoming increasingly polarized, so harmful information may be healthy information to another and vise-versa.

Thought Police

In George Orwell’s 1984, the Thought Police are the secret police of the state who discover and punish “thought crimes.” I dare to say that big tech is playing the role of the Thought Police in today’s world.

We live in a world where tech companies are more powerful than the government of nations, so censoring free speech is a big deal, and we must kick against it. In my opinion, big tech companies are slowly becoming the fascists of today.

Comedian Ricky Gervais, a self-proclaimed, ‘old fashioned liberal lefty, champagne socialist typed of guy,’ recently described the cancel culture as “a kind of strange fascism.” He further stated, “There is a new kind of strange fascism of people who think they know what you can say and what you cannot, and that is a strange thing. Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right.”

One of the reasons I believe big tech’s censorship is extremely dangerous is because it destroys the culture of healthy debates. It’s wrong to ‘cancel’ someone because you disagree with them. Disagreeing with people has been a part of human culture for ages, and anytime a small percentage of individuals have stifled the freedom of speech of the masses, it has resulted in unfavorable circumstances.

When we disagree with people, the rational human response has always been to counter their opinions through healthy debates and not to debase them or cancel them. If human civilization is to progress, all sides of the political spectrum must be heard and respected. We must all learn to remove the logs from our eyes before we attempt to remove the speck in the eyes of others. 


Rume Kpadamrophe: is an evangelist, writer, teacher, and researcher based in Lagos, Nigeria. Rume speaks French and English and loves to travel. He desires to see revival ignited and sustained in the nations of the world. Rume’s email address is rumekpadamrophe@yahoo.com

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 The views and opinions expressed in this article do not represent that of the owner of the blog. They are entirely that of the guest blogger, Rume Kpadamrophe. 

Friday, 4 September 2020


 I have not posted for a while now on this platform for obvious reasons: I have been busy with my Ph.D. work, which is quite demanding because of the workload. I must take classes, and I also must teach at the same time. The life of a Ph.D. student is quite a demanding one, so I had to focus my attention on it to make the best out of it. Now, I am a little bit freer with my time because I am all about my dissertation. This fact does not mean that I have all the time in the world. It only means that my professors no longer give me deadlines. It means that I set the deadlines for myself,  follow my pace, and I make my plans on how to write and finish the chapters of my dissertation, which is a different ball game from when you are taking classes at the Ph.D. level. As such, I have more control over my time right now. Thus, I am going to be doing some writing about a lot of things that are on my mind.

I will be talking about myself. I will share things about myself that boarder around my academics, relationships, spiritual experiences, how I ended up doing my Ph.D. in the USA, and so on. I will be talking about pidgin and Creole linguistics, where I major. I will also be talking about faith in Christ Jesus, also my experience about coming and staying in the US to study both the negative and challenging experiences that I had to go through, my pains, my struggles, and my eventual triumph. I will also be giving information about the possibilities and scholarship opportunities that are available to come to study in the US. I might even drop some French lessons and expressions to the delight of my former and present students. These and more are just some of the things that will be uploaded on this platform.

I will also be sharing my thoughts on other platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channels. I wish to reach out to a lot of people to share my experience to help others successfully navigate their way through life. If I knew the things that I knew right now some ten years ago or even 20 years ago, I would have gone farther than where I am now, and I would have been able to avoid some pains that I experienced along the way. However, I am grateful to God for all that I went through because he was with me through it all, and they made me a wiser person. Thus, I want to share my life experience and expertise that I have gained with others for their benefit. It is the least that I could do.

I intend to share whatever I know is going to be profitable too many people out there who do not know as much as I do about specific areas of life. So, feel free to follow my post and contribute by giving your comments. Remember to be respectful, and please do not attack anybody with your comments. Constructive criticisms are allowed but not attacks. However, as you criticize, remember to proffer solutions to any problem that you have observed.

God blesses!