This week Facebook banned Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Laura Loomer and Paul Joseph Watson. Except for Farrakhan, all of these are on the right side of the political spectrum.
President Trump lamented the purge and said he is monitoring the attacks and deplatforming of right wing individuals by Silicon Valley.
But reviewing this same phenomenon, Tucker Carlson denounces the politicians on the right standing idly by while their constituents are silenced and treated as criminals by the un-elected leaders of the Tech Companies.
Tucker makes a very strong case.
He just lays it right out there. Nothing that hasn’t been said a million times on the Dissident Right but when do you ever see this stuff on the big cable networks. Spot on.
Tucker Carlson Tears Into Media Matters, CNN, Calls Brian Stelter a ‘Eunuch’ in Fiery Monologue
In the world that we find ourselves in, what are the most important things? To my mind, the most important thing is to save the next generation from the poison flooding the world. That’s education and protection. After that I’d say the priority is to harm our enemies. Those seem to me to be the most important things.
Let me start with the second item first. How do we harm our enemies? We attack the things that benefit them most. One of those things is the federal government.
The swamp in Washington is a double dip. First off it is paid for from our taxes. So, these vampires by definition are making us weaker just by existing. Secondly, these useless people use their positions to undermine our way of life at every turn possible. They attack us from the Education Department, the IRS, all of the regulatory agencies that force businesses to discriminate against us and micro-manage our every move. In addition, in their private lives these blood-suckers donate this money we pay them to Democrats and non-profits that work against our interests wherever they can. Thinning their numbers even by a little is a big net positive. President Trump is working at this steadily. This is a good thing.
Next on the list of things to harm is Silicon Valley. This is a triple dip. First off Google and Amazon and the others are paid by the NSA, CIA and the FBI with our own money to spy on us and gaslight us. Secondly, these same companies, de-platform and marginalize us at every turn and thirdly these tech companies are havens for myriads of the most progressive and poisonous of SJWs and also import enormous numbers of foreigners. Here there have been hints by the President and his administration that steps can be taken to tackle these problems. But so much more can be done. Deplatforming and active sabotage of non-leftist businesses and individuals are probably the easiest target for the Justice Department and the Commerce Department to attack. I would hope to see more of that sort of activity now that the AG has been installed.
Next in line is the schools and colleges. This also a simple matter of the Justice Department exposing and prosecuting the anti-male, anti-white bigotry that passes for business as usual on campus. Every time a campus riot is allowed to deny a speaker the right to appear at a speech or rally this should be followed up with a lawsuit against Berkley or Harvard or Columbia. Every time a professor harasses a student for not agreeing to a leftist statement unrelated to the curriculum of the course a complaint should be lodged and legal action taken. And the other action to be taken is the purse strings. The federal government must cut off funding any of these curricula that promote useless and damaging pursuits. Anything with the word “Studies” after it is probably a good bet. Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, etc. This would also be very fertile ground since without a doubt no matter how little remains of these departments more could still be trimmed without fear of losing something useful.
So President Trump, here is your template for helping your supporter. Read it and do it.
In the second part of this essay I’ll consider what should be done to protect our own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.