December 04, 2018

Apple CEO hates “hate” — so he's banning “divisive” ideas from his company

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Everyone knows the late Steve Jobs. He was one of the founders of Apple. A genius of course — in computing, in business. But also aesthetics — he rebelled against the IBM mold of thinking. 

IBM's motto was “think”; which is a pretty good motto for a computer company. IBM of course goes back before computers; that motto is over a hundred years old.

So along comes this hippie, drug user, spiritual quester, outsider, dissident named Steve Jobs. And his motto was “think different”.

The entire message there was that being controversial, even a little bit crazy, is OK.

And remember the classic Apple ad that really shook up the world of computing, made back in 1984 (note the year..)? I remember watching this as a child, and truly being inspired by it.

But Steve Jobs is gone, and in his place is someone who is as bland and establishment as is possible; he’s the opposite of Steve Jobs. His name is Tim Cook.

Tonight I'll take you through a speech given by Tim Cook yesterday, at an "anti-hate" rally in New York City.

For one thing, he denounces "hate, division and violence." But those are three very different things.

"Violence"? Apple is one of the world’s biggest vendors of movies — including R-rated movies dripping with violence. Or maybe Tim Cook means committing violence in real life? If so, Tim, we’ve already got a police force.

If he means promoting violence, that’s already a crime too.

And what about "hatred"? Well, hatred is a natural human emotion. If you never feel it, you do not have a healthy personality. The key is what we do with it — can we transform our hatred into something positive? Or, at least, can we burn it off, let off some steam, harmlessly?

(By the way, free speech is the best for that — let people get a grievance off their chest.)

And that other point — "division." By definition, we have controversies in life that divide us. In fact, in parliaments, in congresses, any legislature, another way of saying, “let’s have a vote” is saying, “let’s call for a division”.

So what does that mean, no division? It means:

Tim Cook has decided that he’s going to disagree with you, but you’re the disagreeable one; he hates you, because you’re hateful; and he’s going to throw in the word violence, just because no-one can say they’re in favour of that

Then Tim Cook called Alex Jones a violent conspiracy theorist, but I have never heard of Alex Jones being violent, ever. But again, that’s a deliberate, Orwellian name-calling, isn’t it?

(By the way: A conspiracy theory is a speculation, usually about some hidden collusion. I put it to you that the entire mainstream media is deep into a conspiracy theory about Russia and Donald Trump — it’s been two years, and not a shred of evidence to support it. Whereas some of Alex Jones' conspiracy theories have been proven right...)

There's a lot more, as I'll show you tonight.

But frankly:

How is what he’s saying any different from what Alex Jones himself says — other than Alex Jones usually growls a lot?

Tim Cook has made it official: he’s a censor.

It really is the end of Steve Jobs’s "think different” approach. It really is Big Brother — telling you to be a better you, or else.

NEXT: Thanks to your generosity, we crowdfunded Jack Buckby's journalistic mission to cover the "yellow vest" demonstration in Paris, against Macron's policies. His video reports were truly impressive.

Tonight he joins me to talk about what what he saw and heard, and about reports that Macron is "backing down" from implementing his unpopular carbon tax.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!



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commented 2018-12-04 21:55:25 -0500
He is only backing off for 60 days. Then if slaps the tax back on the riots will begin again. Really surprises me the French would elect an Elitist after they went through in the 17th century
commented 2018-12-04 21:41:49 -0500
Glad to see we can accommodate Jack and Martina in thier conjugal visits, since he is not allowed in the USA.
They are a cute couple!
commented 2018-12-04 21:31:08 -0500
Jack has improved a lot in his reporting skills.
commented 2018-12-04 21:29:20 -0500
“We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms,” Cook said. “You have no home here. If we can’t be clear on moral questions like these, then we’ve got big problems. I believe the most sacred thing that each of us is given is our judgment, our morality, our own innate desire to separate right from wrong. Choosing to set that responsibility aside at a moment of trial is a sin.” Tim Cook.

1 John 3:4 Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

If I personally explained to Tim Cook from a Christian perspective, what Jesus Christ’s take on sin and right and wrong actually is, he would look at me and laugh and call me a blasphemer, a bigot, a homophobe, and a xenophobe and have me arrested. Has the Apple company now become a Theocratic Corporation with Tim Cook as the high priest and the Apple I-Phone pdf as the new Bible? Many times, those with the most sin cast the first stone and Tim is picking up more rocks.

I’ll let Jesus define morality including right and wrong. Not Tim Cook.
commented 2018-12-04 21:22:48 -0500
I don’t like Merkel and Macron almost as much as I don’t like Trudeau. I’ll be glad to see the back of all of them.
commented 2018-12-04 21:12:45 -0500
@Perter Nerrerville, my friend, it is not ANYONE’S job to police speech. Especially Political Speech! It’s enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. American Speech is still protected…for now.
commented 2018-12-04 21:08:34 -0500
Great Show, Ezra. I watch your show every weeknight!
I like that you, The Rebel, do cover as much of the world-particularly, the Western world.
We in North America need to know what’s happening over there because it’s definitely headed our way unless we take the Hard lessons learned about unfettered migration from the 3rd World to the 1st.
The “Leaders” who engineered this destructive act upon the West will burn in hell.
Are you listening, Macron, Trudeau, Merkle, Etc.!
commented 2018-12-04 20:26:54 -0500
On the surface if you don’t think about it too much Tim Cook’s speech about being against hate seems okay. Who wouldn’t want to be against hate?

But who decides what is hate and what is not?

So many social justice warriors call anything that they disagree with is hate.
commented 2018-12-04 20:10:57 -0500
I need no app to tell me what to do. Apple can stuff their watches and iPads. Let’s disconnect from such control freaks!