It’s just a drop in the bucket but it shows that these are the two tech giants that most offend the President. Hopefully it’s only the beginning of a process to rein them in. The author of the article says breaking up Amazon and Google is a bad idea. I totally disagree. Breaking them into a thousand pieces is a wonderful idea.
Back in 1982 the United States federal government decreed that American Telephone and Telegraph Company was a destructive monopoly and for the good of the country needed to be dismembered. Their sin was that they were so big and successful that no other company would ever be able to successfully compete against them. Now AT&T was a heavily regulated company and was controlled by a network of government regulations about how they did business and how they had to treat the American public. In many places phone service was treated as an entitlement that not even non-payment by the consumer justified AT&T disconnecting the service. And in the hundred plus years of service AT&T never once asked what the consumer’s politics, ethics or even criminal activities were. They just wanted you to pay the bill every month.
In 2019 Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon are the phone company. We talk to each other and sell things to each other and organize with each other over their networks. And they are more than the phone company. They are now also the equivalent of the newspapers, television networks, radio stations, movie theaters and more. Now Amazon has become Sears and Kmart and even the grocery store, the hardware store, the bookstore, the drug store, the music store, the electronics store, the shoe store, the clothes store and almost every other retail establishment that has ever existed. Other than a few megastores like Walmart and Home Depot no one can compete with Amazon. The shopping malls and retail streets of every city and town in America have been emptied and shuttered by this business behemoth.
These companies are the very definition of monopolies that the anti-trust laws were written to guard against. They cry out for some kind of action. And if they had no other agenda than to make money by the tera-buck they would need to be busted up. But that’s actually the smaller problem.
The real problem is that they have taken sides in the culture war and have indeed formed an overarching conspiracy to crush anyone and everyone who disagrees with their radical progressive agenda. And their monolithic control allows them to banish anyone they disagree with from access to the audience needed to communicate, organize and resist the progressive narrative. And even that’s not the worst of it.
They have joined forces with corporate America to literally destroy the lives and livelihoods of those they dislike. With the help of social justice warriors on-line they can get a man fired from his job, SWAT-ed by the local police, have his guns confiscated, ejected from his bank and deplatformed from his own web-business. So far, they haven’t been able literally throw you into a gulag but I’m sure they’re working on it as we speak.
So, imagine if back in the day AT&T or the local electric company or gas company had sent you a letter that said that because they didn’t like your politics or things you said they were turning off your service. How long would it be before the Feds put the screws to that utility company and fined them until they desisted from discriminating against American citizens?
The Anti-Trust Division of the Department of Justice works for William Barr. Barr works for President Trump and he works for me because I voted for him. I want President Trump to tell Barr to take Amazon and bust it into a thousand pieces. I want him to cut off all federal funds to Facebook, Google and Twitter and then fine those lousy cretins into bancruptcy for discriminating against non-progressives of all stripes. I want him to investigate Pay Pal, Stripe, Wells Fargo, Chase Manhattan and any other financial institution that deplatformed any non-progressive businessmen just because they don’t like their politics or religious beliefs.
Sure, there are plenty of other things that the President needs to do but these things will strengthen his supporters, weaken his enemies, take money away from the Leftists and besides everything else it’s easy to do because it’s exactly what the law tells him he should do. It’s low hanging fruit and it’s a no-brainer. And besides everything else it will be fun.
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.
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.