Covington and McInnes

After all of the media made imbeciles of themselves and slander and libel were expended with reckless disregard it was very encouraging to hear that the kid’s family has found legal representation to fight back against these jackals.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/04/attorneys-sandmann-covington-lawsuit-media-reports/

https://www.foxnews.com/us/legal-team-of-covington-high-school-student-in-viral-video-prepare-for-possible-libel-fight-release-15-minute-video-of-the-truth

And today Vox Day had a link to an article about Gavin McInnes suing the SPLC over their targeting of him and the The Proud Boys as White Supremacists.

https://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/suing-splc.html

It’s too early to say whether this is the beginning of a trend but I’m glad to see our side is finally fighting back on their turf.

 

Finally Fox News Grows a Pair

Fox News has finally decided not to reflexively fold as soon as the Left bullies some advertisers into dropping a conservative opinion show.  Tucker Carlson has of late been outspoken on immigration and other right-wing priorities and consequently has been the focus of all the usual suspects (Moveon.org, Media Matters, Sleeping Giants, etc.)  hounding weak-kneed corporations to drop Right-Wing broadcasters.

Fox put out a statement saying they won’t cave.  Sounds good.  Let’s see if they stay the course or beg for mercy.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fox-news-defends-tucker-carlson-we-will-not-be-censored-by-intimidation-efforts

 

28NOV2018 – My Take on Things

Here’s a quick review of where everything stands.  The President comes out of the mid-terms losing the possibility of getting things easily through the Congress because of the Democrat capture of the House.  But he gains a reliable Senate majority for appointments to the Supreme Court Bench and the Cabinet.  Having disposed of Jeff Sessions and seeing the Mueller investigation blind-sided by a Manafort defection on his plea bargain it looks like the President is maneuvering to a place where he can deal with Mueller.  His temporary appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Attorney General is angering the Progressives so it must be a good move.  The strong stand the President is taking at the southern border is the right move and I hope he holds firm on that front.  It will win him support and help make clear that a wall at the border is a necessity.  It might even force the Democrats in the House to support funding out of fear of losing re-election in 2020.

The economy continues to move forward and unless you have all your money in the stock market (which is finally seeing a long overdue correction) this will be a very Merry Christmas.

The bad publicity and federal investigations examining anti-conservative deplatforming in the social media and on-line circles hasn’t materially helped our side very much yet.  But the comments by the President and other government leaders have had some effect on Silicon Valley and if there is more than just threat associated with this talk maybe we can see some pushback.  It would be nice if paypal and the other fund transfer vendors are slapped down and forced to play nice.

And finally, the continuing awakening of Americans to the reality of the assault on their way of life and even their identity is moving apace and is having a powerful effect on attitudes and actions.  Many people have gone from mindlessly following the proclamations of the left-wing media to seeing for themselves who is on their side and who is selling them out to the progressives.  This doesn’t involve the Millenials unfortunately, they are pretty much hopelessly in thrall to the Narrative and will continue to be the most loyal proponents of the Progressive path.  But I think it’s apparent that older folk will have to help steer the next generation (Gen Z?) into a better mode of thinking.  That is something I have thinking about myself.  Hopefully other are too.

All in all, we go into December in a better place than we were last year and with a clear path to improving things on all fronts.  It still remains for President Trump to resolve the Mueller situation.  But he seems much better suited than I to decide how that should be done.  And he needs to get his Justice Department working on bringing relief to all of us suffering at the hands of Progressive tech barons and lower court judges who attack conservatives whenever they can.  And I think he will.  So, paint me optimistic and here we are at the quick sprint to Christmas and New Year.  Ho, ho, ho.

Is Twitter Getting the Jitters?

Jesse Kelly is a contributor to The Federalist.  He has been very critical of the way social media sites have been silencing conservatives.  So, it probably wasn’t shocking when Twitter permanently shut down his account.  Apparently, something made them change their minds and reinstate him.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/27/without-explanation-twitter-reinstate-jesse-kelly/

The incoming freshman senator for Missouri has said he wants Twitter investigated for the way they single out conservatives for silencing without any explanation or recourse.  And a senate committee is interested in doing just that.  Could this be why Kelly was reinstated?  Too soon to tell but if other conservatives also get reinstated it’ll be a trend that bears watching.  Maybe President Trump is starting to worry Silicon Valley and that would suit me to a tee.

My Post Kavanaugh High Has Me Low on Outrage

I just don’t feel the anger this week.  Sure there are all kinds of outrages to get outraged about but I’m just feeling outraged out.  I propose to talk about positive things.  So extending the previous post about deplatforming, I’d like to consider how to select what alternative platforms the Right should develop for itself.  Where to start?  Two selection principles come to mind.

1)            Criticality

2)            Likelihood of Success

Both of these criteria have their merits.  In fact I think that each is the best criterion for a different participant audience.  The critical platforms, like on-line financing or large corporate entities like a large social media network or retail commercial entity, are projects that require the cooperation of large groups for funding and support.  In this way resources and time is available to nurture a difficult project that is sorely needed but not easy to achieve.  So these are projects that should be supported by collective action.   On the other hand, personal goals should be the ones that have a high likelihood of succeeding.  And in addition to a high likelihood of success they should also be reasonably profitable in whatever connotation that can have.  So for instance a business venture that will earn a good income or a hobby that will provide a goodly amount of satisfaction those would qualify as profitable endeavors.  In this way it fits the resources and enthusiasm of the small time operator.  It will be seen as a positive endeavor and not a drain on the individual.

And this is how I address my place in the greater scheme of things.  If someone who has more resources and/or energy is endeavoring to build some ambitious platform or entity that will benefit the larger community, I support it with my small resources and by publicizing it.  For my own projects they are more modest.  I will build a website and try to provide an environment where like-minded individuals can communicate and socialize without the endless trolling and official censure of the Facebooks and Twitters.

I put up the link for a Directory Right Wing Businesses to encourage other folks to pass along info on people on our side trying to make a go of it.  So far that has been fairly inactive but time will tell if the readers get more enthusiastic as things move forward.

Of course, at some point much more will have to be done.  I think it is overly optimistic to think the federal government will be successful in forcing the social media companies to play fair.  I think it will be the profit motive that draws some fairly larger groups forward to provide the equivalent of Stripe, PayPal and the crowdfunding companies for those of us on the Right who are being threatened with deplatforming.  Whether that will happen in months or years depends on how the Left presses forward with their purge.  If they go too far it will definitely produce a market for alternatives.

So that’s my current thought on making our own stuff.  Agree, disagree, any comments?

Deplatforming Becomes More Pervasive

Recently everyone saw the spectacle of Alex Jones being outlawed from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Apple Apps, etc., etc., etc.  Vox Day posted that Indiegogo has reneged on his recent crowdfunding foray for one of his comic books.  Without a doubt our Tech Masters are intent on purging the sinners from their midst.  Now this isn’t a surprise especially to Vox who preaches the good word of building our own platforms.  But the hardest things to replace are financial institutions.  Things like PayPal, Stripe and the various crowdfunding companies are currently irreplaceable for net businesses and they know it.    The Trump Administration has made the first rumblings against the Techs for persecuting the Right on-line.  But it will probably be a long time before any legal relief is possible.  This makes it more important than ever for alternatives to be established.  But who has the wherewithal?  It’s one thing to open a store on Amazon (which is also a risk to right wing individuals and businesses) but it’s quite another to open a bank.  So right now, there’s no good answer for this.  Hopefully some of the bigger players on the right side of the aisle will see this as an opportunity and jump in to service an under-served market.  That’s right Peter Thiel I’m talking to you.

Two Takes on the De-Platforming Threat to Right Wing Businesses by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Etc.

Vox and the ZMan both look at this situation and address different aspects.  Vox says if you don’t build your own platforms you will be destroyed.  Zman sees the current situation as a Public Utility, no different from the electric company discriminating against its customers.

Both good and valid points.  But I think Vox is speaking to right now and Zman is pointing out something for the justice department to look into.  As someone who use Google for various services it brings home the point that having your own support system and not depending on liberals is a good idea.  But a hard one to achieve.