Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

New Social Media Site “GETTR” Launches to Compete With Twitter:

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

Liberty’s New Torch in Social Media?

It had been reported recently that Trump associate Jason Miller had moved on to launch a new social media site. That site is GETTR, and while its official launch is Sunday, Independence Day, the 4th of July 2021, you can already sign up for an account there. You can even find me over there. The site certainly has a very familiar look and feel to Twitter, but I find the practice of calling posts simply “posts” much more sensible than concocting something like “tweets.” It’s also more honest. Does your average twitter user look like a bird anyway?

It will be interesting to see if this site is able to compete head-to-head with Twitter. As I said, they certainly have the right look and feel, but there are some differences. For instance, posts can be much longer, at 777 characters, which is nearly triple the permitted length of a “tweet” on the TwitNazi platform. Hopefully, we’ll soon see some indication of whether the new platform will be able to stand toe-to-toe with the Social Media giants, but it’s unclear what will be the significant distinction that will draw users to the new platform. Miller says that they won’t be de-platforming people due to their political views, and given the history of Twitter in effectively terrorizing conservatives, or anybody else who doesn’t comply with the compulsory narratives being pushed(vaccines, COVID, Hydroxychloroquine, Election fraud, and so on, to name a few,) that may be enough to steal a substantial number of users away. I’ll certainly be giving it a try.

In watching an interview with Miller on Bannon’s War Room, it seems like there’s a distinct commitment to free speech, but not to outright anarchy. Here’s a clip of the interview post on the WarRoom’s rumble account:

At present, there doesn’t seem to be a Direct Messaging function, but that may change in time. I’m certain that with the difficulties of putting up a new platform, GETTR probably wanted users to become familiar with the platform in a simplified form, and make sure basic functionality works as expected. If I were deploying a new platform, I’d certainly want to take a staged approach, and that seems prudent. It also makes sense to let users who get the word early come in and “beta test” the platform before the official launch. Nothing’s worse than launching a platform and having it collapse under the crush of new users and a code-base untested under actual real-world loading. Obamacare roll-out, anyone?

Here’s a quick capture of the page. You’ll notice immediately that the layout is very Twitter-like, with some differences:

There had been some early reports that President Donald J. Trump would be on the site, but so far, that hasn’t materialized. However, Don Trump Jr. is there, so the Trump family is represented on the platform. It will be interesting to see how this goes. So far, it looks pretty good, and to be blunt, I’m glad they’re sticking with things that are pretty widely accepted with users from the outset. Anything that makes it easier for users to learn and adopt the new platform is a smart strategy.

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Twitter’s Just Reward

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

TwitNazis

Mr. L makes a good point, as usual. In this case, he’s pointed out that there were roughly 85-90 million followers of Donald Trump before Twitter unceremoniously dumped him with highly dubious and/or false justifications. More, they covered-up his video, moments after leaving his speech, upon hearing there was trouble at the Capitol, in which he told his audience to remain peaceful and go home. Twitter is part of the Neo-Nazi gulag being created for us, and it is time to abandon it. Rather than trickle away, or wait to be banned for saying something some algorithm or some leftist TwitNazi decides is wrongspeak, it’s best that we chose the day of our exit. Mr. L suggested that somebody noteworthy lead that movement. Clearly, I’m nobody noteworthy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a suggestion. Here’s Mr. L’s(language warning):

Joe Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated at Noon, Eastern time, on January the 20th. I suggest that at that time, users all across the country delete or deactivate their Twitter accounts forever.  Whomever leads this, I’m good with it. I’ve seen fully one-fourth of my followers disappear. I’ve been locked-out multiple times for bogus, specious reasons. It’s time that this rabid dog of a platform be Old-Yellered. We have that power.

Counterfeit America: The Big Tech Cyber Coup

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

The Pain is Real but its cause is Fake

I don’t know why I didn’t see this for what it is sooner. This whole thing is Fake. I’m not just talking about the election, or Biden’s candidacy, or COVID 19, the alleged incitement by President Trump, or any other piece of what we’ve observed in the last year. I’m talking about all of it. I couldn’t figure out quite why the House nut-jobs, led by Speaker Pelosi, are insisting on impeaching Donald Trump. At this late date? What would be the point? The only thing to be achieved is a political victory to salve their base, and assuming they can find a couple dozen of Republicans to go along, they might be able to prohibit Donald J. Trump from ever seeking the presidency again. That’s all well and good, but then what justifies the social media and big tech purges going on across the Internet? What’s the object there? It’s not as though silencing Americans will fundamentally change America. At least forty or fifty percent of Americans have serious questions about this election. Stephen K. Bannon refers to this as “the wound that won’t heal.” Essentially, the American people won’t forget, and this won’t get the Washington DC mobsters off the hook. What then, is the purpose? They cannot impose thought, whatever they try. I thought about Biden’s fake campaign, and how they carried out the whole charade. It was a cover-up disguised as a campaign. That’s when it hit me: If the American people believe the election has been illegitimate, If the American people won’t willingly become part of a one-party state, they’re taking the “build it and they will come” approach, and closing off every alternative. Parler? Shut down. Clouthub? Severely hampered. Gab? Payment processors have blacklisted it. They can’t get you to hand over your country, so they’re building a counterfeit country in its place. Big Tech’s cyber coup is intended to give you Fake America, as they work like Hell to destroy the real one, hoping that once it’s gone, you will accept their fraud in its place.

The Republican Party leadership knows their party is as good as dead. The way they’ve treated Trump, they know the grass roots of the party is ready to haul the whole thing to the ash-heap of history. They’ve been a largely Fake party for decades, betraying their base at every turn while milking them for donations ,political support and votes. On immigration, on industrial policy, on trade, and on a host of other issues, the Republican party has been opposing its base for years. Falling in line with a Fake nation is no problem for them.

They’re trying to rid themselves of talk radio, One America News, Newsmax, and any other source that stands in opposition to the Fake America they’re building. They’ve built a Fake Pandemic for over a year. They know how to fake things. So much of our country now lives in the virtual world, and the response to the pandemic shows that much of our daily business can be carried out via the Internet. People have been pushing Twitter and Facebook as reality for a long while now, but if you’ve spent even a few minutes on those platforms, you’ll know that nothing there looks even remotely like reality. People never willingly let you see their warts. They share with you their view of the controversies in which they’re engaged, but it’s always one-sided. The point is that it’s a Fake Life and a Fake Existence. The real world bears no resemblance to the Twitterverse.

The news has been Fake for a generation or longer. They don’t report what’s happening nearly so much as they fail to report all that’s happening, and they use what Levin calls “Pseudo-Events” to drive the narrative. Ask yourself this: The President is being accused of having incited riots at the Capitol. Has any media outlet actually played the video of him so doing? No. Has any mainstream media outlet laid out the case? No. None. They’re all accusing him of having incited violence, and yet they don’t even play for you that moment of incitement? It’s because it didn’t happen. It never existed. When he afterward took to Twitter to tell people to go home and remain peaceful, Twitter suspended his account! You never heard the President calling for peace, law, and order, if you watch the mainstream media, not because he didn’t do so, but because they wouldn’t let you see or hear it. The other thing they’re preventing you from discovering is that the penetration of security at the Capitol occurred before the President’s audience at the speech could possibly have gotten to the Capitol. It’s a long walk from the Ellipse to the Capitol, and depending upon your fitness and your walking pace, it’s going to be roughly a forty or forty-five minute walk. The President didn’t finish speaking until after 1pm, roughly around 1:15, give or take a minute or two. The first reports of a breach of security of the Capitol came around 1:45 or 1:50. Did the crowd jog down to the Capitol, or move at a forced-march speed? Hardly. This alone stands as strong evidence that the President didn’t incite anything.

There’s no end to the fakery on display today. Some nitwit, disgruntled leftist working at the State Department today posted that today had been Donald Trump’s last day as President. This sort of tinkering, while I’m sure not sanctioned by anybody, surely adds to the nonstop FakeNews, and judging by the Twitterverse, they were only too happy to run with it.  You see, to steal the country, all they need to do is to isolate you and convince you that resistance is futile. They’re driving the Republicans on Capitol Hill before them like a fleeing Army, except for the collaborators among the Republicans, who make themselves obvious by furthering the fake narrative.

Their ultimate object is to get you to join in the fakery. They want you to shut up, and they want you to be too scared to speak in opposition. They’re now openly calling for the “deprogramming” of Trump supporters. The problem they have is that the vast majority of Trump supporters aren’t falling for it, and a number of people have begun to realize that this stage-managed apocalypse is every bit as fake as it seems on closer inspection. Don’t get me wrong, as the Cyber Coup itself is real, but its object and goal is fake, and it’s a fantasy the left is living as they deplatform people in support of their socialist objectives. Apart from the fact that your information sources may have dwindled, and your ability to speak may have been temporarily curtailed as you figure out work-arounds and alternatives, the facts they wish to change haven’t:

  • Donald Trump remains at 48% approval, and spiked briefly on Friday night to 51%
  • At least 40-50% of the American people still believe the election was stolen
  • 60% of Americans have serious doubts that Joe Biden got anything like 80 million votes
  • The left is so desperate that they concocted this excuse to ditch Trump

There is no faking their way through this. Facebook is Fake. Twitter is Fake. The “Mainstream Media” News is Fake. The case rate of COVID19 is Fake. The reported death toll of COVID 19 is fake. The Republican Party is Fake. Joe Biden’s electoral victory is Fake. Their “incitement” accusation against Trump is fake.  We’re living in a Fake America, being foisted upon us by all of these Fakers. Don’t accept it. Just because the rest of the society loses its mind, and decides to try to fake its way through reality doesn’t mean that we must accept it. I don’t. I won’t. We are now being ruled by an oligopoly, and it’s composed of those institutions I’ve mentioned above, along with a few more. Don’t forget Amazon, another Fake. They invited sellers to use their site as a storefront, watched what they were selling, and went out and produced competing products and positioned their own products on the site to hide the sellers’ while pimping their own knock-offs. Google has been faking-out the American people with its rigged searches for decades. It’s been using your own data to track you and market to you. It’s even been listening to you. Apple too. It’s all about creating their fake reality, and getting you to sign-off on it by going quietly along. You have the power to wreck them. Simply withdraw your support. Their outrage is real, but their cause is fake. Your outrage is well grounded in real things, and you shouldn’t let it go because they said so. This is the biggest case of gaslighting in history, and they aren’t succeeding in gaslighting you, so what’s their object? It is their base they’re gaslighting. Not us. It’s their people they’re faking-out. Why? Why go through all of this to fake out your own people? The answer may lie in the fact of what they have to hide. We’re now living in their Fake America, and in this fantasy world, almost anything is possible.

Editor’s Notes: The FBI has announced that they expect armed protests at all fifty state capitals on inauguration day. I can’t stress enough how important it is for patriots to avoid these fake events being arranged to suck you into false flag events. Do NOT attend. Period.

Catherine Herridge also had this to say today, and it puts the lie to the whole “incitement” narrative being falsely claimed about President Trump’s speech of last Wednesday:

 

 

 

 

Amazon Hit-and-Run: Bezos’ BigTech Bigots Kick Parler Off Platform

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

Free Speech Hit-and-Run

Effective at midnight Sunday, Amazon is kicking Parler.com off of their hosting platform. From John Matze, founder and CEO of Parler:

Statement by Parler CEO John Matze

 

I don’t care what anybody says: This crosses a big bright red line. I want all of you small companies, local governments, and everybody else out there to understand what’s happening, and also to understand that THIS COULD BE YOU. I know lots of small businesses that use Amazon’s web-hosting services, and it’s always a bad idea. One of the technical problems we’ve seen is that they’re subject to move your server all over the place, changing your website’s IP address, and relying upon DNS updates(which take time to propagate) and they don’t care if your website or service is down for a while as they juggle things around within or among their server farms. I’d urge everybody who uses Amazon hosting to abandon them, and fast. Imagine if you’ve got some critical application you’re hosting for your business in Amazon’s cloud. What happens when Amazon gets mad at you? What happens when they decide THEY want to sell whatever product/service you’re currently selling, and they simply poach your data, and your customer lists? Jeff Bezos is infamous for running a predatory outfit, but this is just on the hosting side. I know Amazon is convenient. That said, I’m done with them. As of today, I’m not buying a pack of Twinkies from that jerk-off. I don’t care if he’s the last Hostess outlet on the planet. Abandon Amazon. The only power we have is as consumers and entrepreneurs is to walk with our cash. That’s it. Amazon Prime? Gone. Fire? Gone. I don’t care about any of these jerks. They don’t sell anything I can’t live without, and happily. Government may not do a freaking thing about these tyrants, but WE CAN.

Parler anticipates being down up to a week as they build out their own server farm. To be honest, I don’t know why they didn’t anticipate this, but then again, who expects a corporation to act like the Soviet Union? I DO. In 2008, we learned some banks had become “too big to fail.” What we should learn now is that some corporations have become too big for their britches. It’s time to be the economic iceberg that sinks some of these Titanics.

How to permanently delete your Amazon account.

URGENT: The Plot to Bury Donald Trump and America

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

and America With Him…

It was known for weeks that there would be a huge Trump rally in Washington DC on the 6th. A million or more patriots descended on the Ellipse to hear President Trump speak. The swamp was ready.  This was their moment to strike, and they too had prepared.  I cannot now prove every aspect of the allegations I will now make, and the ability to prove it may always evade me, but I know what happened, and millions of the President’s supporters suspect as much too. You’re seeing it unfold in real time. This is a takeover. This is the Great Reset, and this is the real kickoff. The evidence will come along in time, and some of it has been exposed already. My intention here is to lay out what appears to have happened, knowing the evidence is already mounting.  It was a despicable plot, but it was necessary if they were to finally rid themselves of Donald Trump. It wasn’t enough to let him fight his legal fight, and look for political support, in order to attempt to prove his case.  That could not be permitted, never mind permitted to succeed.  They needed an excuse to impeach him again, so that they can forbid him from running again in 2024. They have too much to hide. The skeletons in the globalist closet are too terrible to ever be let loose. Donald Trump is far too dangerous now, never mind four years from now, and in order to protect themselves, they had to be willing to risk it all in their final push to permanently bury Donald Trump and his presidency, punish us for having elected him, and forever bury the truth along with America.

The order of battle was predicated on the President’s speech. They already knew what he was going to say, and they knew quite well that he’d been pressuring Vice President Mike “Pontius” Pence to simply give him the room to prove his case by sending the electoral votes back to the six or seven disputed states’ legislatures for a reconciliation, since a number of them had been asking for as much.  At the time the President was expected to be done his speech, and at which the joint session of Congress commenced its proceeding to count electoral votes, Vice President Pence issued a statement arguing that he hadn’t the authority to simply discount votes from a state or states. The problem is, this isn’t what he was actually asked to do. He was asked to send them back to the states that had requested it for reconciliation by those legislatures and put the session in recess for ten days. This would have put a ten day pause on the vote, but still enough time to dispense with the proceedings well in advance of the January 20th inaugural date.

It appears that the riots were instigated in part by people who were tied to ANTIFA or BLM, and they may have been acting as provocateurs. These agitators actually arrived at the Capitol ahead of the bulk of Trump supporters, because they intended their attack to coincide with the first objection. Trump’s speech ran longer than expected, in part because he had been late in starting. This is why when Trump supporters arrived at the Capitol, people were already inside, and from the available evidence, it looks as though Capitol Police actually let people in some entrances. I have no doubt but that some rowdy but legitimately MAGA supporters found themselves caught-up in the melee, but I also know how these provocateurs operate. They launch attacks from behind peaceful(and often unknowing) protesters, who then unwittingly become the shield for the provocateurs. A police line might then lash out against the protesters nearest them, irrespective of their actual culpability, and sometimes, this will provoke a direct response by the agitated crowd. This is a ploy often used by ANTIFA and BLM, and they well know how to use it, and they’ve spent a lot of time and effort perfecting their art. Unfortunately, many protesters may be unaware of all of this, and may easily fall prey.  Another tactic is for the provocateurs to breach a barrier, a window, a door, or other obstacle, and then lead protesters through, some of whom follow because they’re hyped-up in the moment or because they’re curious about what’s going on, but what frequently happens is the bad guys make their escape, having succeeded in moving a mass of people into the target area. It’s very easy to get sucked into such a thing, and once you realize this, it’s easy to understand. If you’ve ever been in a large, even mildly agitated crowd, you know this to be the case.

The provocateurs led the way into the Capitol. There now appears to be several videos showing the Capitol Hill Police letting them through barricades and into the Capitol itself.  There are numerous witnesses to this speaking out in social media, though the mainstream media and big tech are trying to suppress all of this. (That’s another tell: You wouldn’t try to conceal all of this or suppress it if there wasn’t at least a kernel of truth in the supposition that this was a stage-managed event.) One video is here, while it remains up:

This was not accidental. It was planned.  They needed an excuse to defame the President, and us. They needed an excuse they could broadcast to all the dunderheads who get their news primarily from mainstream media. (If you’re one of those, but you found this site, you’re a “reformed dunderhead” like me.)

The media seized upon these events, as if they were waiting for it. Their stories went up so quickly, many people on the ground at the Capitol were unaware of the events when full-length articles began popping up on websites. It’s clear that they had canned stories, perhaps filled in a few details, slapped on a few pictures from unknown person(s) in the building, and pushed them out.

This began the unrelenting media narrative telling the country Trump was to blame. Twitter banned his video telling people to be peaceful and go home that posted within minutes of reports of violence, and the way they labeled the tweet was intended to promote the notion that he had incited the violence. This is a perfectly, entirely false narrative. In his lengthy speech, he actually told people to protest peacefully. He never told a soul to take any sort of aggressive actions, but that is the spin with which the media ran, and is still running.

When Rush Limbaugh returned to the air on Thursday, he began his show with the following, in a foreboding tone, out of the blue:

One wrong word…

He paused, and repeated himself. Many were confused by this. I understood his meaning. If he said “one wrong word,” the plug would be pulled. He’d been warned. However else he tried to describe his meaning, I knew exactly what he meant. This was Rush, like the famous footage of the POW in Vietnam blinking in Morse code. The corporate bigwigs in distribution had called. They’d let him know: “One wrong word…” and they’d pull the plug. It was significant enough that Mark Levin called attention to it again on Friday evening, and also made mention of how he’d been warned to call for unity and so forth on Wednesday.

I want you to stop and consider the meaning of all of this. At what level must things be happening that people are calling the biggest talk-show guys and telling them, either explicitly, or implicitly: “One wrong word, and we jerk you off the air so fast, the air will catch fire with the sound of silence.”

Folks, that’s what appears to have happened.

Since the events on Capitol Hill, we have watched a chain of events too surreal even for a Tom Clancy novel. News is basically hot garbage. Whereas before, you could at least rely upon them to get some basic facts straight, or at least ballpark, now it’s all presumptively lies. All of it. They are manufacturing news. They’re making things up just to inflame the situation. Everything is about creating a frenzied  drumbeat. I actually believe that they may even try to take out Donald Trump.

Steve Bannon’s War Room has been deplatformed on Youtube, after he said something Thursday(or perhaps Wednesday,) that challenged the legitimacy of the election.

As I write, the following things have come to pass this Friday the 8th of January, 2021, in rapid succession in a storm of thunderclaps:

 

This is all happening very quickly. These developments are occurring faster than I can keep up. More may yet happen. Don’t be surprised if the Internet goes down entirely. Don’t be shocked if cellular telephones stop working. Don’t be astonished if long-distance phone calls become impossible. I’m not kidding. Don’t be stunned if for the first time, we see the activation of the Emergency Broadcast System or something similar. We are quickly descending down a rabbit-hole, Expect to be told to shelter in place, either nationally, or on a regional basis. There is no telling where this ends.

Folks, this is not a game. We are watching an all-out attack on America. This is the globalists, the Democrats, the whole DC UniParty, all the Soros groups, the media, Obama is right in there, and the whole maniacal leftist cabal is out for blood. I have many friends who are so shocked by what’s going on, they say this might be the “end times.” We cannot afford to take that view, or it will be the “end-for-us times.” No sir, as long as we live on this Earth, we must be prepared to fight for our rightful place on it. This is not a game. Not any of it. Ladies and gentlemen, this is far worse than I had imagined, only because I didn’t think they had the guts to go for all the marbles in this way.

I continue to be amazed by those who are hanging on to their platforms urging all of us that violence must never enter the political context. I know that they may well be earnest, but again, I ask them a heartfelt, critical question. President Trump said he’s not going to be at the inaugural. If not for the security risk to him and MAGA folk, and if our situation wasn’t so dire, I’d have urged him to go and invite MAGA to troll Biden, by holding a rally on the Ellipse.

Also, apparently, President Trump managed to get this out on Twitter from the official government account before twitter deleted it:

As I was looking around on Twitter, watching my followers fall, fall, fall, I saw this video:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1347714834071224327

Ladies and gentlemen, whatever happens from here on out, I want you to know I’ve appreciated your readership. I will bring you new articles and information as often as the situation permits, and I have something I think useful to you. Keep your powder dry, but keep it near at hand. This is a volatile situation, the country is rocketing into the abyss, and I don’t know if anybody has the will remaining to stop it.

More evidence of leftist setup at Capitol

Spotted this. It’s Retired Lieutenant General McInerney:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1347928344055205892

This from Twitter:

Editor’s Note: I meant to point out something regarding Parler and the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. I don’t know so much about Google, but I do know that on Apple devices, you can download FireFox and Brave for free via the App Store. These are web browsers, and you can USE THEM to access Parler(you don’t need the Parler App) and thus access Parler via a browser. It works fine.

Who Censors a Lie?

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Would you censor a lie?

Growing up and becoming an adult during the Cold War, I had the opportunity to see what propaganda and censorship by true authoritarians look like. In my years in the Army, I served in Europe, and I was able once to take a tour through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin on an officially sanctioned bus tour. During that tour, we learned many things, we young men of the Field Artillery who sat quietly in our dress greens as the official Soviet chaperone boarded the bus. He would be our “tour guide,” which is to say, he was our official “minder.” Naturally, like any other such tour that ever occurred, we were on official orders to be permitted onto this tour. We learned so much, but only if you paid close attention. Apart from the minder, our chaperone, the first thing we learned is how statists always hide the truth.  Standing in West Berlin, looking East into the imprisoned city, apart from the ghastly wall and watch towers dividing the city, you could only see what appeared to be tidy, ordered city.  The truth, however was much different, as we would soon learn: Only the truth is ever concealed by authoritarians. Why would you censor a lie?

As we passed into East Berlin, and the bus gathered speed, one of my fellow soldiers soon whispered and nodded toward the rear, not wanting to be noticed by the minder. A few at a time, we looked back at the Eastern faces of the buildings and structures we were passing, and what that revealed was something none had expected: War damage. The year was 1986, and for more than forty years, no battles had raged in these streets, but the evidence of the fierce war when the Soviets laid siege to and finally conquered Berlin was all over the buildings behind us. They’d never been repaired. Chunks were missing from concrete and stonework, bridges and ancient walls and monuments, but the Western face, what we could see from the West, was all repaired and painted, as though no war had ever raged there. They’d merely concealed the truth of the destitute state of East Berlin from the world. Nothing had been repaired fully, because there hadn’t been the money to fund repairs under the communist system. They repaired only what could be readily viewed from the West. The uncovered, naked truth could be seen fully from the East.

The next lesson we learned was economic.  They took us to an open market.  Here, we disembarked long enough to walk among the vendors and the shops, where we could purchase such items as they offered.  There was one store, an electronics shop, and I thought it would be neat to just see the state of audio equipment there. (In those years, I very much loved audio equipment, and had accumulated quite the ensemble of high fidelity audio gear.) I looked around, and the first thing I noticed was that the best of the equipment was laughable. When I’d been a little boy, in the early 1970s, I’d had a little record-player that folded open, allowed you to place your LP on it, and when you folded the cover down, it would play the record with the tone-arm and stylus in the lid. The lone turntable on display in this shop was roughly on par with my childhood toy, albeit in black. The speakers they sold were similarly terrible little boxes filled with the most depressing assembly of parts I’ve ever seen. These were the jewels of the productive might of communism. Remember, this market in which were permitted to browse was a showplace intended to display how great things were under communism. The other thing I quickly noticed is that several aisles of the store were essentially empty, but for empty racks and shelves that were dust-covered and clearly hadn’t held goods in a long time, if ever. It was all a show. Even the other shoppers, allegedly East German civilians, were entirely showpieces, meant to give the impression of bustling, busy commerce. Three of us noticed the same women with different shopping bags of goods in the space of 15 minutes. They were all play-acting, or they were spies, or both. Even the shopkeepers were fake. Two of us walked into what passed for a grocery store. The worst convenience store into which you’ve ever stumbled was a palace of plenty compared to that mortuary. Mostly empty, what little was there was all for show.

From there, we went on to a War museum, in which we saw old Soviet weaponry, mannequins dressed in the uniforms of the day, and the museum guide told us about the “Great Patriotic War” from the Soviet perspective. His history was as falsified as everything else we’d seen on the day, but what was interesting was how he omitted the roles of the other Allies in defeating Germany. To hear his telling, you’d never know that anybody but Germany and the Soviet Union had been combatants in the second World War. When a couple of our less bashful soldier very respectfully asked questions, he replied in very censored language about the subject.  It was clear there were topics about which he was not permitted to speak, and they all bordered on the topic of political aspects of history.

What we learned on this trip is that statists, specifically communists, but any authoritarian of any sort, never hide lies. They never censor falsehoods.  They spew propaganda, but you can know that whatever they seek to hide, or whatever they try to suppress, is always, always the truth. There would be no point in censoring a lie.  If I were to tell my followers on Twitter that the sky was pink with purple polka-dots, Jack Dorsey and his army of electronic TwitNazis would have no reason to censor it. It would result in self-censorship, because all who saw such a tweet would soon realize I was either completely mad or simply a liar, and would quickly unfollow me.  Similarly, Mark Zuckerberg and his army of FacsistBook minders would never bother to throttle the circulation of such a post.  Why bother?  Who would share it on their own profile page or timeline?  Nobody, except perhaps somebody equally insane or intent upon a prank. No, ladies and gentlemen, there is no real reason to censor a lie. There is no point to hiding an untruth. Lies quickly reveal themselves.  Only the truth need be concealed. Matters of opinion are that, and nothing more, but to conceal facts and truths because they are accompanied by relevant opinions is simply more of the same.

There is a reason @Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are using their platforms to conceal what the President’s been saying. There’s a reason these networks now cut away from the President every time he starts talking about the election fraud that’s been going on this week and before. There is a reason that people who support the President in various media are being censored, throttled, banned, and shadow-banned. That reason is the same as it has ever been: There is no reason to conceal a lie, or cover-up a falsehood. There is no reason on Earth that justifies what they’re doing, and the sooner the American people come to understand what me and my fellow artillerymen learned that day in East Berlin, the better off they’ll be. There is no reason to censor a lie, so that if you see censorship, you should immediately demand to know what truths are being concealed, by whom, and for what purpose. Communists and other authoritarian statists always claim that which they seek to conceal is “disinformation,” or “misinformation,” or “propaganda,” meanwhile they peddle their own propaganda shamelessly and unrelentingly. This is never accidental.

They’re censoring you, your President, and indeed, anybody who supports him. They’re doing it in social media, in television, radio, and in print. The only motive is to conceal that which reveals their lies, just as sure as if they claimed to you the sky was pink with purple polka-dots. The election of 2020 is being stolen from you. Don’t doubt it. Proclaim it. Loudly. Broadcast it everywhere. If they’re permitted to conceal this simple truth, we will never see the end of it, and we will never get our country back.

 

 

Yan Report on Manufactured COVID19

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Virologist Li-Meng Yan published her entire report on Zenoda.org. The report is available at this link.  Additionally, I’ve inserted the report here for ease of access:

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The report is highly technical, but her methodology seems straight forward. She identifies the places at which the genome of COVID19 has been spliced together. Basically, my lay-person’s understanding is that it’s clear from examination of the virus in detail that some cut-and-paste work went on with this virus.  Think of it like photo-shopping Hillary Clinton’s head onto Godzilla. In genetic terms, that’s what her report seems to indicate.  This explains her use of the term “Frankenstein” to describe the virus.

All of this is quite troubling, but what’s more troubling still is that the entirety of social media and the tech giants seems to be doing the bidding of China as they race to scrub her work from the Internet, or remove her from their sites, and also to attack her work with smears having no relation to her actual paper.

It’s not as though Dr. Yan is some sort of kook or conspiracy theorist, although they’re now rushing to paint her as such.

Why would all of these companies be working so hard to conceal this from you?

I thought they believed in “following the science.” Apparently, the only science they wish to follow is that which suits their narratives. Or China’s.

This is amazing, and quite dangerous in a “free society.” It’s garden-variety disinformation in a communist country.

 

Sticking it to the Man: Break the Social Media Tyrants

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Social Media Tyranny on Trial

It’s despicable what has been going on in Social Media. Twitter and Facebook routinely “shadow-ban” conservative users, letting them post their content, but making the content effectively invisible to everybody else on the platform.  Sometimes, they tamper with search algorithms so that conservative content just doesn’t show up. More recently, Facebook has begun to coordinate with leftist groups to expose members of “secret” groups in order to cause them difficulties. This happened most recently when the leftist dung-heaving group known as Pro-Publica “exposed” some memes posted in a secret Facebook group created by Border Patrol agents. Facebook is assisting in these sort of exposures. Those of you who think you’re in a “secret” group beware: There is no secret Facebook will not expose.  How long before they begin releasing your private messages? Facebook is not to be trusted. Twitter is almost as bad, and in some ways, worse. I’m pulling out of both platforms. These people can only be tyrannical because we continue to let them.  WE can suck all the fun and good that remains in these platforms out simply by leaving.  How long do you suppose people will hang around once half their friends leave and refuse to return.  It’s time to drive Facebook and Twitter stock into the toilet.  It’s time to break them. It’s time to take away their power.  After all, they have only the power we give them.

Congress had a chance to bring these rabid dogs to heel.  They failed.  It’s now our turn.  By now, almost every patriot I know is fed up with this.  It’s time to do something, and if I have to begin this as an Army of One, I’m fine with that.  The thing is, I know I’m not alone.  People are fleeing Twitter and Facebook.  They’re abandoning Google in favor of DuckDuckGo.com.  They’re going to Parler.com and Gab.com rather than Twitter. They’re going to Minds.com rather than Facebook. I’m making the move effective now. As people abandon the old platforms dominated by the left, these large platforms will die and be replaced.  It won’t happen over night, of course, but every journey begins with a single step, and every flood begins with a single drop.

 

How Donald Trump Can Save the World (Or at least the Internet)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Trump Can Save the World… Or at least the Internet

In the wake of the horrific shooting in New Zealand, what we’ve learned is that the country is fully invested in Internet censorship.  They now threaten to jail and fine people who possess, publish, and/or share video of the shooting.  There’s no such thing as Freedom of Speech in New Zealand, and this is a spreading phenomenon as more and more countries use their regulatory power over telecommunications companies as well as plain old tyrannical law to censor their people.  We must never permit this here in the United States, but increasingly, large corporations that claim exemptions under the Communications Decency Act have begun to behave like content publishers rather than mere publishing platforms for content creators.  This is despicable.  On the one hand, Facebook claims indemnification from lawsuits because they are not a content creator, but on the other hand, Facebook wants to control and maintain veto authority over content.   President Trump must act to take this on, and one lever he has against some foreign governments deals directly with Anglophone countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  What he must do is threaten to walk from FVEY(pronounced Five Eyes) and begin denying them access to our signals intelligence.  They already deserve sanctions for assisting the Obama administration in spying on Trump’s campaign, but this is an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: Reform and free the Internet along with free speech or the USA will withdraw from the UKUSA agreement.

President Trump should begin on a small scale, by conquering the Anglophone world, first. The first place he must act, sadly, is in the United States.  He must put the various “platforms” on notice that if they insist on censoring content, he will be forced to treat them just like any other content publisher.  Let’s see how that goes, first.  After that, he needs to push this first to the allegedly enlightened Anglophone world, and then to Europe, and from there, Central and South America.  After that, it gets harder, but he’s going to need to tackle this.  Not only can he save the Internet, but in the process, he can save the world. You see, the Internet really only works well when free speech prevails.

This morning, GatewayPundit published an article demonstrating pretty convincingly that Twitter has intentionally depressed the popularity of @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS in order to hamper President Trump directly.  There are two things about this that must be addressed:

  1. This may constitute an illegal campaign contribution to Democrats
  2. This would mean that Twitter is acting as a publisher, and not as a platform, which would end their exemption under the Communications Decency Act

Of course, there are all sorts of other things implied in this case, but it’s clear that Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, (@Jack on Twitter) is going to have some serious explaining to do. It’s clear that his social media platform is acting more like a content provider.  I and other conservatives have noted some “Shadow-banning” in association with our own accounts, and it began in earnest once Twitter began tinkering with its algorithms.  Early on, what you got in your timeline was always in pure date-time order, meaning you got the tweets of the people you followed, and that was it.  Then Twitter inserted ads.  After that, they began manipulating who you saw, and how often, and started trying to determine whose tweets you ought to see, and whose tweets you ought not see.  Then came the great timeline kerfuffle in which they openly and brazenly manipulated the way your timeline received tweets.  The blow-back was pretty severe, so they tucked away an option in your settings, hidden in plain sight, that permits as user to revert to plane date-time ordered timelines.  The problem is that even there, Twitter is still manipulating the results.

For the last several years, it has been strongly suspected, and now proven, that Twitter has shadow-banned users and content for what appear to be wholly political motivations. “Shadow-banning” basically lets a user send out his or her tweets like normal, but those tweets are hidden from the user’s followers, and neither the user nor his followers are aware.  In some cases, they’ve used this to simply delay the posting of tweets, meaning that your tweets will ultimately be seen, but often long after their relevance has been lost.  Sometimes, this seems to be user-based, and sometimes, it’s based purely on the content of a particular tweet.

What all of this means is that Twitter is engaged in systematic discrimination against conservatives and other users they don’t like for various reasons.  This means that they’re actually designing the content of peoples’ timelines, rather than letting come what may, as should be the case if they’re simply a platform for free speech, as they claim. It’s time to address this, and President Trump has that authority.  Yesterday, Devin Nunes(R-CA) filed a lawsuit against Twitter for defamation based on these and related types of discriminatory and misleading activities.  Here’s a clip from Hannity, on which Nunes appeared on Monday:

The President is in a position to do something about all of this, and he should leverage any assistance he can get from Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and any other assets at his disposal.  If Twitter(and other social media companies) is going to maintain its exemption under the Communications Decency Act, then they must immediately cease censorship of content.  Otherwise, they must lose their exemptions and be subject to the myriad of lawsuits that would ordinarily arise if that exemption was not in place.  The whole purpose of that exemption was to create a place where free speech could reign, and not be confounded by endless lawsuits, but when the platform itself is corrupted, it becomes a publisher and not a referee preventing abuses.  That’s where the Federal role to intercede arises.

In our modern age, Twitter is just one of a number of social media companies, but as Nunes contends in his lawsuit, to remain competitive in politics, business, or almost any sort of pursuit, one must be tied into social media or be overrun by competitors.  It’s therefore essential that Twitter and other “platforms” be brought to heel, before they are making all of the decisions about who can speak in any context on any subject.  What they’re doing now is a fraud and a hoax against their users.  If President Trump wants to make a real difference, he can save free speech, and thereby save the prime value of the Internet, which is to give you and I a voice and a way to plug into the global discussion.  Otherwise, it really is just an Orwellian world of double-speak in which freedom doesn’t exist despite flowery words to the contrary.

Go get ’em, President Trump!

 

Homeland Security to Monitor Journalists, Bloggers, Social Media

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Guess Who Is Watching

As if we didn’t know that this was already under way, it’s being reported that the Department of Homeland Security has moved to monitor media, particularly those who use “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.”  Congratulations! This blog is being monitored. The monitoring will be under the auspices of the Nation Operations Center’s Media Monitoring Initiative, defined last November at DHS. For those who aren’t worried, you should consider that it will collect personal identifiable information, permitting DHS to directly or indirectly learn about individuals.  This is another example of government gone wild, and while I can understand the security imperatives with which that agency must contend, I also know that this will wind up being used as a tool of political oppression.

Of course, we learned last month that DHS would be monitoring Twitter and Facebook for words like “collapse,” “drill,” “recovery,” “trojan,” and “illegal immigrant,”  among others, so to now learn that “Big Sis” will be watching those in the blogosphere and social media is really not a surprise.  The more ridiculous aspect of all of this is how it will be used, and one can only imagine what will happen to a hypothetical blogger who might write something like this:

“DHS is conducting a drill to practice for the collapse of the Euro, and while they’re using the pretense that we’re in an economic recovery, they’re using an outbreak of crime by illegal immigrants to bolster security measures by DHS, which is serving as the Trojan horse for stricter measures against the people.”

A line like that would probably set off every warning bell in Washington DC, and the fact that it appeared on a blog or in social media that is used to keep readers up to date with real-time information would make it especially noteworthy to security monitors at DHS.  Apparently, this will be the new wave of the future, in which government monitors everything for our safety and security.  What this means for Americans is that we’re lurching ever more rapidly toward some form of police state in which nobody is free from government snooping under any circumstances.