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America’s cultural revolution and the long march back to equality

Within 48 hours of the confirmation of the electoral votes, unelected tech giants displayed once again how they can dictate terms to the democratically elected leader of the free world and his followers.

The First Amendment might as well have been written in invisible ink.

Now other platforms are following suit, laying the groundwork to ensure directly/indirectly there will be little effort to help unite the country by restricting/cancelling access to conservative sites.

Who is inciting who exactly?

Three quotes to reflect on before we begin:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again,”

and

History is written by victors.

The left is in raptures over Trump’s expulsion from Twitter. Of course they have no issues with cancelling those who don’t share their ideological views. Yet if you question their rights to free speech, hell hath no fury. After all everything that parses their fingertips is good, clean and wholesome. If you say otherwise you’ll be cancelled. Got it?

Yes, the argument will be made that privately run social media companies have the right to police those who may damage site integrity and promote the collective safety of subscribers. Have they been asleep at the wheel for the last 4 years? Even terrorists have been allowed to tweet without sanction.

The problem is that the unelected and unqualified overseers making those determinations to suspend others have shown time and time again they back the side not the principle. OJ Simpson on justice anyone?

A great example is Twitter’s Head of Site Integrity, Yoel Roth (@yoyoel), an avid anti-Trumper. Several days after the 2016 election he proudly tweeted, “I’m just saying, we fly over those states that voted for a racist tangerine for a reason.” We should sleep soundly at night that he also referred to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as “a personality-free bag of farts.” Surely there is no risk of conservative bias with the integrity team at Twitter…sleep soundly!

Black conservative Candace Owens proved just how biased Twitter is when she was suspended for replacing the word ‘white’ with ‘black’ and ‘Jewish.’ She proved the point with respect to the incendiary tweets made by the NYT’s then latest recruit, Sarah Jeong. Never let racism get in the way of the decision making process!

Facebook recently threatened to de-platform conservative comedian JP Sears for satire.

Now, Google has decided to remove conservative forum, Parler, from its Android store presumably just because Trump has endorsed it. So will every single thing that he has supported be shutdown or targeted? Watch out Goya!

Will Apple join the cultural revolution? Are all Parler users foaming at the mouth Trump cultists? Or do some simply like to entertain a wider spectrum of opinions?

Is this merely targeted anti-competitive behaviour? A secondary boycott? Has Parler actually committed any crime? Has Google been unethically marshaling the content and traffic of another private company to form the determination that it needs to be publicly sacrificed? Would it help to appoint a Google overseer to sit on the board of Parler, like Chinese corporates are now forced to accommodate? Will Rumble be the next conservative site to be axed from Android?

Can’t the free market determine whether Parler has a right to exist rather than a select few politburo officials from Google?

We can be sure that if Parler wasn’t experiencing the explosive growth it has had to date, Google would not have seen a need to expunge the threat. Alas too many wanted to seek an alternative platform to exchange ideas. It’s day one, year zero. Black is white. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Got it?

One has to question the legal basis for allowing a hateful and venomous platform like Twitter to function on Google Android but an upstart alternative – which couldn’t hold a flame to the incumbent – needs to be taken out?

Is this the type of healing we’ve been promised by the incoming administration? Restore unity by sitting idly by and allowing the media to silence those that disagree with them?

What better way for Biden to stamp his leadership credentials on uniting a fractured nation than stating how important the 1st Amendment is for all Americans.

But why bother? The tech giants are firmly on his side. After the last 4 years, it is high time to make sure that a monster of their own creation never upsets the political apple cart ever again. We await the glowing support of the climate change agenda, Paris, WHO, discrimination-driven racial equity and the benefits of allowing a path to citizenship or 11 million illegal immigrants.

It does not matter that Trump recently tweeted a video to his followers to go home peacefully and respect law and order. That was deemed incendiary and subsequently blocked. Don’t believe your lying eyes because we will be told what we can and can’t consume. Obviously we aren’t capable of thinking for ourselves.

Clearly to Jack Dorsey’s mob, it was imperative to prevent any sensible commentary by Trump from seeing the light of day. We wouldn’t want anything to challenge the narrative. The tech giant had to ensure that he was portrayed in the worst possible light before cancellation. No right of reply. Voltaire would be rolling in his grave.

We don’t deny Trump has said many silly things over his term but compared to some of the bile that has never faced sanction, it is laughable.

We fear that such moves will only fan the flames of division.

It seems these platforms want to proactively create an atmosphere that allows for the incoming administration to clamp down even harder on supposed enemies of the state. What better way than to douse their opponents in high octane fuel while carelessly playing with matches?

We are always amazed that more haven’t seen the TED talk by a black musician, Daryl Davis, who befriended the KKK by simply ‘listening‘ to them. That was all it took to get so many to hand in their robes.

Note the word “listen.”

Sadly, social media platforms have long drowned out reasoned debate well before the commissars found the need to jail dissidents with sanctimonious edicts.

This is a dangerous precedent being set. By muzzling a country that is built on a constitution that enshrines free speech, it is playing with fire. We ain’t seen nothing yet. America will be decisively cut in two.

In closing we’ve long argued that Trump pulled the scab off the festering wound of deep seated division. He was the catalyst. Not the cause. With the incoming administration, failure to address the growing power of big tech will lead to more people taking the law into their own hands.

We don’t condone unlawful behaviour but will be the least bit surprised if those who feel the most marginalized think they’ve nothing to lose.

If we thought 2020 was a horrible year, 2021 could well destroy that myth but thanks to social media you’ll only be able to view the world through the rose tinted glasses of willfully dishonest propagandists.

The social media giants will do well to remember that “before setting out on revenge, first dig two graves.”

Media worth consuming – a recap of December 2020

My good mate Jonathan Rochford of Narrow Road Capital has compiled a brilliant summary of the recent madness in markets, politics and economics. One could be forgiven for thinking it is a lot like satire. Link here.

Do the US Forces truly hate Trump?

Will the mainstream media show this? For all of their rhetoric about how much the military abhor Trump, especially post the “suckers and losers” comments he was alleged to have made, the Army-Navy game seemed to show otherwise.

While Trump’s days in the White House look numbered, it is refreshing to see that media narratives are proven wrong yet again. We really wonder what the media will do if he loses the election. Recall our study which looked at how Trump boosted social media popularity by multiples.

Leaked CNN tapes, Janet Yellen will stop climate change & SF mayor avoids own COVID rules by dining in another city!

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report discusses Project Veritas’ leaked CNN tapes of months of internal meetings, Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen’s plans to fight racial inequality, and more liberal hypocrisy as yet another Democrat lockdown hypocrite gets caught at The French Laundry.

First, Dave gives his thoughts on the leaked audio of CNN CEO Jeff Zucker’s meetings. James O’Keefe of Project Veritas revealed that he has been recording Jeff Zucker’s internal morning meetings for two months. The tapes offer proof of CNN’s extreme anti-Trump agenda.

Next, former head of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen gave a speech outlining how as Joe Biden’s Treasury Secretary she will somehow use economic policy to reduce inequality, climate change, and gender inequality.

Finally, it has been discovered that lockdown proponent and San Francisco Mayor London Breed avoided breaking the COVID dining rules by simply leaving her own city and going to The French Laundry, the same luxury restaurant that California Governor Gavin Newsom was caught breaking his COVID rules at (and dropping $15,000 on booze).

It is worth the 30 minutes.

Rep Sandy Ocasio-Cortez is the very authoritarian she denounces

Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) demands that a list of President Trump’s supporters be compiled. She took to Twitter to say,

Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.

Oh the irony of the countless tweets from the left that wished death on Trump and his supporters.

So what does that mean? Those that hold a different view should be targeted? Check out the agenda of The Trump Accountability Project:

“We must never forget those who furthered the Trump agenda.
We should welcome in our fellow Americans with whom we differ politically.

But those who took a paycheck from the Trump Administration should not profit from their efforts to tear our democracy apart. The world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and anti-Semitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of life and economic devastation from our country’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Those who elected him.

Individuals who worked for the Trump for President campaign, Republican National Committee, and affiliated PACs in 2016 or 2020.

Those who staffed his government.

Individuals who worked in any role as a political appointee in the Trump Administration.

Those who funded him.

Individuals who used their massive personal wealth and influence to bundle money for Trump.


Sounds a bit totalitarian. Should they be rounded up and stuffed in a reeducation camp? Didn’t Wall St and the biggest tech companies almost exclusively back the Biden/Harris campaign?

As ever with the left, it is not the principle but the side that matters.

What makes our mind boggle is that not only did Trump garner another 8 million votes to tally the highest number achieved by any Republican candidate in history, including record support from minorities, the press can’t help but run a narrative that his period of failure is over. Strange that failure delivered Republicans more seats in the House of Reps and a likely slim majority in the Senate. Hardly the sort of action that reflects the voting population wanting to send him and his party packing with a resounding defeat.

With endorsements like this who needs a slap in the face?

The New Hampshire Union Leader, a conservative newspaper, has endorsed Joe Biden with the following statement:

Joe Biden may not be the president we want, but in 2020 he is the president we desperately need. He will be a president to bring people together and right the ship of state…

…Our policy disagreements with Joe Biden are significant. Despite our endorsement of his candidacy, we expect to spend a significant portion of the next four years disagreeing with the Biden administration on our editorial pages…

And don’t forget this caveat emptor:

“* While Joe Biden is the clear choice for president, it would be a disservice to the country to send him to the White House without a backstop. We suggest splitting the ballot and electing a healthy dose of GOP senators and representatives. The best governance often comes through compromise. The civility of the Biden administration will help foster such compromise, but a blue wave would be nearly as disastrous for this country as four more years of Trump. It would result in a quagmire of big government programs that will take decades to overcome.

With endorsements like this, who needs a slap in the face?

Isn’t it funny that the media celebrates being less awful as a virtue.

It reminds us of this Punch cartoon.

Biden faded fast and choked in the last section

First of all, Kristen Welker did a very good job as moderator. Even Trump praised her.

Joe Biden started off well but faded fast in the back half of the debate. He didn’t handle the saga around his son, Hunter, well. He sounded rattled and will only draw more eyeballs to the suppressed media coverage.

Trump explained his points far better that in the first debate. Getting rid of COVID in the first question allowed the more powerful points for Trump in the back half where he could made significant ground around the economy, foreign policy, race and health.

Trump executed well by slamming Biden for being a “politician” who promises stuff but doesn’t deliver. That he hasn’t achieved the things he proposes now in 47 years in politics or 8 years as VP. Biden even disparaged Obama by saying he can do things he wants if he is president.

When Biden raised Hitler in the debate, he started to back pedal fast. Why talk about Nazism?

Biden’s stupidity was to touch on $15 minimum wages to help small business. Is he nuts? What small business in trouble thinks that recovery will come through higher wages?

Biden asked people to fact check his position on fracking. He said he wouldn’t ban it in today’s debate but is on tape countless times saying he would. Too easy to prove he is lying. Biden’s renewables push was hopeless and Trump made it clear why the US doesn’t need to be in the Paris Accord.

At the very end Biden chucked the oil industry under the bus in the closing remarks of the climate change section. Trump pushed him and he took the bait to say he wants to phase it out for good. Surely not the thing to say in fossil fuel dependent swing states.

In summary, this election will be determined by “lived experience“. Nothing is more powerful than becoming irate at a politician telling you what you aren’t experiencing.

We think the actions of mostly despotic Democratic mayors and governors throughout coronavirus have sent a negative message about what happens when citizens lose control and cede power to law makers.

We still believe Trump has got this.

Trump releases unedited version of 60 Minutes interview

60 Minutes to Report on 28 Pages Said to Link 9/11, Saudi ...

https://fb.watch/1hLeLE56i8/

60 Minutes never expected that President Trump would release the unedited footage of his recent interview with Lesley Stahl which reveals how the program tried to cover it up by not reporting it in the final broadcast.

With a media this complicit, expect Trump not to answer some of the questions tonight but go straight for the jugular. Is it any wonder that Biden is hidin’ again and Barack Obama is out there on the campaign trail doing his bidding.

Biden sort of reminds us of former opposition leader Bill Shorten at the time legendary Australian Labor PM Bob Hawke died in the lead up to the federal election in 2019. Everyone could see how empty a suit was Shorten compared to Hawke. Shorten lost the unlosable election.

We don’t think Obama was much chop as president to be honest, but at the very least his eloquence and demagoguery exposes just how awful Biden is.

The next debate moderator spent Xmas 2012 with the Obamas at the WH

It looks like it will be 2 on 1 again for the upcoming presidential debate on Oct 22.

The next debate moderator, Kristen Welker, is another hardline Democrat. As you can see she is pictured with her father and the Obamas when they were invited to the White House for Christmas in 2012.

Her parents donated $20,000 to Obama’s campaign, $2,100 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 run and currently $3,700 for Joe Biden.

Of course the Hunter Biden email scandal is off the list of topics but does anyone believe Trump won’t go fishing there?

Welker’s Trump Derangement Syndrome is legendary. She tweeted last year,

Trump spoke words. Therefore he lied.

Welker was also hot-mic’d prepping Hillary Clinton’s comms director with softball questions when she was in the run off against Bernie Sanders.

So expect another activist moderator which we think is a better outcome in the end. Those who watch won’t be left wondering where the bias lies and Trump will no doubt troll her for doing so. 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

Bongino goes thermonuclear on tech giants suppression of Hunter emails

Dan Bongino goes thermonuclear on the mainstream media and tech giant cover up of the NY Post allegations about Hunter Biden through suppression.

Hunter Biden is innocent until proven guilty but the sinister behaviour exhibited by the tech companies certainly doesn’t help paint a picture of squeaky clean behaviour.

We find it galling that these social media giants have never once hesitated to promote smears against Trump, no matter how wild the allegations.

As ever with the left, it is not the principle but the side that matters.