Unless you would like the People’s Republic of China to rule the world, do not allow your children to have TikTok.
If they disobey your parental edict, take away their cellphones and computers—it’s that serious.
Don’t wait for Congress to do anything about this. That’s like Waiting for Godot. Do it yourself.
Take parental responsibility, something sorely lacking in our country. Do it for yourself, your family, and the United States of America.
This isn’t because of the data that TikTok mines, as bad as that is.
That’s mined everywhere, including by our own government, their intelligence agencies, the FBI, and multiple tech companies that we’ve learned work in cahoots with them.
Privacy no longer exists, and it’s hard to imagine how it will be recovered.
But the real problem is worse than that.
The overweening danger of the Chinese-owned company, its real intention, as Gordon Chang just explained on Newsmax and should be evident to all, after TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew’s evasive testimony before Congress, is mind control.
That’s your mind, my mind, and, most of all, your kid’s mind, with 150 million Americans—nearly half the country—currently on TikTok.
TikTok is among the most pernicious forms of propaganda ever invented—perhaps the most—because it’s often subliminal and well-hidden as a “lifestyle” choice that few notice or even wish to.
Via its proprietorial algorithms, TikTok does this by encouraging and magnifying the most self-destructive trends in our culture. The platform has plenty of inadvertent allies in this mission among our young, many of them being so-called influencers.
In this way, TikTok is radically increasing the spread of all aspects of what we call “woke,” from transgenderism and hyper-sexuality to a pervasive sense of victimhood and depression unseen in our society probably ever.
Drug use and suicide, often closely associated, are way up. There’s a general feeling of hopelessness in our culture, particularly among the young.
If you wanted to destroy a country without firing a bullet, what better way could there be than to get them addicted to an app with those inherent values?