Today on Culture Shift, Barry Farah talks about the rise of big tech surveillance and the control over free speech. Speech that incites violence and violates the law, is not acceptable. But censoring people based on varying beliefs and opinions is unAmerican. Barry Farah describes the major novels of the 20th century that have warned us about the dangers of the thought police that participated in the horrific dictatorships of the 20th century. In a political state where thoughts are monitored, controlled, and silenced, people are forced to submit to the ideas of those in power or suffer grave consequences. In this episode Barry Farah investigates the history of totalitarian regimes and their efforts to censor speech. And some of these regimes exist in our world today, but have no place in America. Join us today as Barry Farah discusses the importance of the freedom right to share your ideas freely.