Posted: Sep 22, 2022 12:01 AM
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President Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions.” More than a century later, Roosevelt’s cautionary warnings have been hijacked, where the political elite and media have determined that their worldview alone must be safeguarded by the most influential corporations and platforms in the world.
It is no secret that Roosevelt disdained powerful monopolistic corporations who exerted too much control over our daily lives. Roosevelt boldly challenged the power of corporations like Standard Oil, who in 1904 controlled about 91% of oil production and 85% of final sales in the United States. In 1911 the Supreme Court dissolved Standard Oil into 34 different companies under the Sherman Antitrust Act.
It’s impossible to escape Big Tech’s stranglehold on American lives and how we receive and process information. For example, Google owns more than 90% of all worldwide searches on desktop and mobile devices. “Necessities” may have a different meaning for each person, but there’s little