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the hateful left

I First Encountered The Hateful Left Nearly 20 Years Ago. It’s Worse Now

It’s hard to pinpoint when this deep, divisive animosity first washed over the country. The election of Donald Trump seems like the starting point to many. However, I can personally trace the beginnings of this back to my days in high school in the early 2000’s. That is when I first encountered the hateful left

This is admittedly anecdotal.

My Beginnings.

I grew up in New York in the 1980’s and 1990’s. My parents were Republicans and loved Ronald Reagan. Though I knew my parents were Republicans, neither of them were particularly outspoken. I knew they voted red and liked Reagan. That was about as much of a political “indoctrination” as I had growing up.

We never spoke about politics, policies, or programs at the dinner table. Politics just wasn’t a part of our daily life. I never heard my parents talk about it with their friends, and my friends and I certainly didn’t know or care enough when I was young. Flash-forward to high school, the year 2000, and the 2000 Presidential Election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. This is when I first encountered the hateful left.

The 2000 Election And The Hateful Left

I was not old enough to vote in the 2000 election but my high school was doing a mock election of sorts as part of a learning exercise in politics, elections, etc. Remember, I had no clue about politics. I had no idea who Al Gore or George W. Bush was. I didn’t know or care about their politics, views, or policies.

A classmate and I were talking about the upcoming mock election and he asked me who I was voting for. I said I was voting for Bush. Why? I dunno. He was the Republican candidate and my parents were Republicans. I didn’t care, so whatever. I should pull the lever for Bush. It’s a mock election at a high school in New York and I’m 17 years old. As a result, it’s not like it means anything, right?

The look on my classmate’s face, and I still remember it, is usually reserved for people who admit to torturing small animals.

“Ew, you’re a Republican?” He asked. “How could you be that?”

To repeat myself yet again, remember that I had no idea what a Republican was. To be 100% fair, I’m sure my classmate really didn’t either. We were 17 after all. However, he had been taught in some way, shape, or form; perhaps by his parents, that Republicans were bad. Not just wrong or misguided or a political opponent. But bad.

Imagine My Reaction

I was surprised. Shocked, maybe. The moment still sticks out in my mind almost 20 years later. I may have even felt ashamed. For some reason, I had “outed” myself as something that other people looked down on. Something bad. Something maybe even evil as far as they were concerned.

That was the first moment I felt hatred from “the left.” It’s anecdotal, sure. I have no idea what became of my classmate or what he considers himself to be today, politically speaking. Granted, he was not “the left” at 17 years old and every bit as uninformed as I was. But whomever put that attitude in his head sure was.

It continued into college.

College Days

My experience in college was not as crazy as you hear about today. But the hateful left was there as well. There are a few moments that stick out in my mind as examples of what could be considered “hatred” by “the left” in college. I’ll stick to one for now.

I had just started school. This would probably have been barely a year after the exchange in high school. My first year in college and one of my first classes. A representative from a local New York organization came to speak with one of our classes.

This organization is relatively well known in New York and I won’t mention them by name. Primarily, they work towards social and environmental reform in and around New York State. The individual speaking (they may have been a student but I’m not sure), was pitching the organization and trying to get volunteers to come get involved. After telling us about all the things they were working on, I was interested. I mean, why not get involved, right? Maybe I could do some good.

The speaker said at the end of her talk that if we were interested to come see her and sign up.

“Unless you’re a Republican,” she said. “If so, then f**k you and we don’t want’cha.”

And just about everyone, including the professor, laughed.

Nothing To See Here?

It wasn’t the foul language. I’d heard plenty by then. I didn’t grow up sheltered. As a teenager, I was as foul-mouthed as they come. Still am, sometimes. But it was all of it. This person had been invited or at least allowed to come and speak to a Freshman college class. She cursed half the country and said “we don’t want you in our group.” The professor, leader of the class and a representative of the school, laughed and went right along with it. The hateful left strikes again.

Therefore, the message was clear. Republicans were not welcome at my school. If it wasn’t clear from that moment, it became clearer in the months and years ahead. I experienced or witnessed similar moments. Nothing was violent or traumatizing, mind you. But it was there and it was accepted.

If I had any Republican classmates, they didn’t out themselves. Classroom discussions about any social, government, or economic issue had to be given a left-leaning curve to it otherwise you weren’t taken seriously. No one voiced opposition. That the left-leaning perspective was the correct one was a foregone conclusion. Of course this is the right view to have. Anything else would just be ridiculous, if not evil. I, like many others, put my head down, did my work, and didn’t get involved.

This ridicule, condemnation, hatred, or spiteful feelings about the opposition were only coming, as far as I could see, from one side. The left. Republicans were the punchline to jokes. George W. Bush was literally Hitler (yes, it was said back then too), and anyone who was even slightly “on the right” was basically not welcomed in with open arms.

No, It Did Not Start With Trump

People like to speak about Trump as the cause of all this. That’s far too convenient. President Trump will not be remembered for being a great Statesman or an eloquent speaker. His rhetoric is charged, no doubt. However, as others have pointed out, Trump is not the cause. Trump is the effect. He is not the disease, but the symptom. Trump is not the beginning, and he may not be the end either.

The election of Trump is a response by Republicans for years of being demonized by their opponents.

Think aborting a baby is bad? You’re a misogynist who hates women. Want to own a gun? You support school shootings and love dead teenagers. Think there’s problems with welfare and it needs to be reformed? You hate poor people, you monster. Do you dare think that maybe the government running healthcare is a bad idea? Wow, now you hate sick cancer patients and want them to die. This is the hateful left.

Bubbling For Years

Years of this, fueled by fiery political rhetoric from the hateful left, and propped up by a corrupt and biased media which is essentially the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party (except for Fox News which is the same thing, just in the opposite direction), has led to this.

First, Republicans sent the good ol’ boy establishment GOP guy from Texas and he was called an illiterate moron who was somehow also literally Hitler and evil.

Then, Republicans sent the war hero whom the left has only recently decided they like again now that he’s deceased. He too was literally Hitler and according to Democrats and the media, probably senile and going to die in office. Then along came Mitt Romney. Perhaps the most morally decent person to seek the Presidency in the last several years. He too, was maligned as a rich misogynist with “binders full of women” who was going to bring back slavery.

Finally, Republicans said f**k it. This country is a china shop and we’re sending in the bull.

By The Way, I’m Not Even A Republican

I never felt like I was “raised to be a Republican.” It wasn’t a core part of my childhood. I certainly was not raised to hate my political opponents. Nor was I raised to think they were bad people. Certainly not evil.

I’m not even a Republican. When I turned 18 I registered to vote. My registration says “Independent.” It did then and it does now. Perhaps in part due to my upbringing I tend to side more with “the right” on issues, but I’m not a Republican and never have been.

So no, I’m not even a Republican. But based on my experienced with the hateful left as well as the behavior of the Democratic Party, I’m sure as hell not that either. I didn’t #walkaway from the Democratic Party. They never wanted me there to begin with.

Pro-Choice

The Bittersweet Irony of The Pro-Choice Movement

The Pro-Choice Debate

The issue of Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice continues to be a contentious topic in America, even to this day.  Democrats reignited the debate during the debacle known as the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation circus.  With a conservative justice tipping the scales in favor of Republicans, Roe v Wade is once again in jeopardy.

Liberals have convinced themselves that Republicans not only care whether or not they reproduce but also think we want to force them to do so.  By overturning Roe v Wade, their “reproductive rights” will evaporate.  Or so they want you to believe.

It’s Not About Choice Anymore

A woman has a right to choose what happens with her body, right? Her body, her choice.

Pro-Choice AdvocateNo one should force a woman into motherhood if she’s not ready.  It’s the responsible thing to do, right?

Unfortunately, the Pro-Choice movement has evolved into the Pro-ABORTION movement.  It’s not just about a woman’s right to choose any longer.

Now, getting an abortion is a badge of honor.  It’s a sign of defiance against the evil conservative Republicans and their traditional family values.

They’re convinced that we care so much about them having babies that are willing to commit self-genocide out of spite.  According to activists, abortion is the rare fix for rape, incest, life-threatening situations or the occasional lapse of judgment.

Instead, women can now choose to terminate a pregnancy as late as her due date in some states.

The Irony

By committing self-genocide out of what seems to be spite, Liberals are ensuring that the coming generation will likely be the most conservative generation we’ve seen in decades.  In fact, a recent study found that U.S birthrates have hit a 30 year low, well below the replacement level.

Now, I for one am grateful that fewer children are being born into terrible situations.  No sane person would want a child born into an abusive home or end up in the system.
If an early-term abortion prevents this, I can support that.  Ideally, avoiding pregnancy in the first place would be the best choice, but that doesn’t always happen.

They don’t realize this, but liberals are leaving the future of this country up to Republicans.  (Shhhhhh, don’t tell them)

Many celebrities have even jumped on the Shout Your Abortion bandwagon.  Yes, an entire website and a book are coming out of people “shouting their abortions.”

Ultimately, liberals are reducing their voice to a dull roar in America.

To which I say, good.  The “participation trophy” generation is crippling this country.

We Can Still Save Our Country

Republicans, the responsibility of keeping America alive is resting on our shoulders.

Considering the Left wants to destroy American values, let’s be grateful they’re protesting themselves into extinction.  The last thing we need is another generation of entitled, victimized activists who don’t respect our country.

As long as the liberals continue to think we want them to have children, they will do everything they can not to.

In one hand, we value the life of the unborn.  In the other, we value the preservation of our values.  The bittersweet irony is not lost on me, and I hope it’s not lost on you either.

In the meantime; continue raising hard-working, freedom-loving patriots and we can continue to Make America Great.

 

Identity Politics

Identity Politics: A Solution

Elizabeth Warren: The Identity Politics Master

Earlier today, Massachusetts Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren released a video of her and her brothers discussing their ancestry.   This well-edited and professionally produced video made sure to exploit identity politics to the fullest.

Elizabeth Warren Identity politicsIn short, the video establishes her 1/1024th Native American blood is “strong evidence” that her claims of being Cherokee are true.  Next, she makes sure everyone knows that her heritage had no part in advancing her career as a law professor.

Oh, and also she has brothers who are registered Republicans.  (Weak attempt to appear moderate and non-partisan? Check)

I mean, we all know she’s going to run in 2020, so she’s laying the groundwork now.  The video basically went down a checklist of potential campaign problems and checked them off, one by one.

My question is:

If she’s not using identity politics to further her career, then why would she release an entire video addressing? And why does she always describe herself as Native American, particularly on the campaign trail?

In recent years, it appears as though Democrats are adding identity politics to their bags of dirty tricks.  I mean, who doesn’t want to elect a minority who can rise up against the straight, white patriarchy and defeat them once and for all? [Sarcasm]

Let’s take a look at how Democrats are using identity politics to get a few more votes.

A Few Examples

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Claims she’s a working-class girl from the Bronx.

 

Transgender Identity politics
Christine Hallquist

Truth: She grew up in an upper-middle-class suburb of Yorktown and went to Boston University.

 

Richard Blumenthal: Claims he was a nearly died serving in Vietnam.

Truth: He obtained FIVE deferments in the Vietnam and war. When he later got caught lying, he said he “misspoke.”

Hillary Clinton: Well, she’s a woman and obviously we’re due for the first female President regardless if she’s qualified or not. Never mind the fact that her husband has his own section in the library of #MeToo moments.

Barack Obama: Identity politics successfully elected Barack Obama twice.  He also converted to Christianity to improve his public appearance.

Christine Halquist: The first openly transgender Governor candidate that’s currently running in Vermont.

The list goes on, and on…

Why This is Dangerous

By electing representatives based on their identity, and not their merit, we are creating a dangerous situation that has a lasting effect.

You wouldn’t bring a car mechanic into the job of a chef, would you?  No, you wouldn’t.

Just because a person feels passionate about politics, does not necessarily mean they’re fit to be in the political sphere.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at the Democratic Socialist sweetheart du jour, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Her entire campaign has been a mess of bizarre statements and what can only be described as word salad.  (She still can’t explain how she’s going to pay for her socialist Utopia.)

When we focus on the race, gender, religion or orientation of a candidate, we lose sight of (or completely ignore) how they feel about real issues.  Real issues that effect real Americans and our lives.

In doing this, we are setting ourselves up for disaster.  Disasters that look like Obamacare, the Nuclear Iran deal and the bank bailouts to name a few.

Just because a person can be chummy with late night talk show hosts and rub elbows with celebrities, does not mean I want them representing me.

Not to mention, using identity politics to make yourself appear to be some champion for the oppressed, is just insulting and cheap.

Simply put, if you can’t qualify for a position based on your experience and qualifications, you don’t deserve the job. End of story.

A Simple Solution (Even though no one will ever actually do it)

Two Words: Blind Elections

That’s right, by having blind elections we can remove identity politics, from politics.  Hear me out.

Imagine in your election, the only things you know about the candidates are:

  • Education
  • Past Work History
  • Citizenship Status
  • Views on all the Issues
  • Goals
  • Political Party (And maybe not even this one)

No more:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Orientation
  • Cheap Shot Political Ads
  • Good public speakers, horrible public servants

Problem solved!

 

I don’t honestly expect this to ever become reality in this country.  Would be pretty nice, though.  Don’t you think?

Kavanaugh

Coping With Kavanaugh, AKA What Happens Next?

After a heated debate, it looks as though Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court this weekend with a vote of 51-49 or possibly 50-50. If the latter is the case, Vice President Mike Pence will cast the tie-breaking vote. Should that come to pass, it’s not exactly a secret what the VP will decide.

After an intense, heated, vitriolic ordeal; the end is near. For half the country, the impending appointment will come as a sigh of relief. For the other half, however…. well, it remains to be seen how they’ll react once the vote becomes final.

All that leads to the question of what happens next? Where do we go from here? On that note, a few thoughts.

Your Life Is Not Over

The Supreme Court is not supposed to have this much power or control over our lives. Even if it seems as though it does, it really doesn’t even in modern times. The primary function of the Supreme Court is not to legislate. It is to serve as a Constitutional check on power for the Legislative (and Executive) branch of government.

Ask 10 random people in your life what their favorite Supreme Court decision was and Roe V. Wade doesn’t count. Odds are, you’ll get 10 blank stares. The reason? The average person is barely aware that the United States has a Supreme Court, let alone who’s on it, what cases it hears, and what decisions are made.

Beyond that, try asking 10 people which Supreme Court decision has had the most positive or negative impact on their life. Again, Roe V. Wade doesn’t count. 10 more blank stares. Mind you, it’s not that Roe V. Wade isn’t/wasn’t a landmark Supreme Court case. It was. However, beyond that extremely well-known case, most people (myself included) simply don’t pay attention.

The Supreme Court does have power. Their decisions do impact our lives. However, for the average American on an average day? The Supreme Court isn’t really on their mind.

Kavanaugh Isn’t Who You Think He Is

There are a few things that Brett Kavanaugh is; and a few things he isn’t. There are also a few things he might be. If you’re inclined to believe he’s a crazy, alcoholic, rapist: well, probably nothing will convince you otherwise. A well-respected judge? Prior to his nomination, yes. An Originalist? Yes. Right-wing? Sure. Is he on the level of a Clarence Thomas? Yes.

There’s no way of getting around the fact that Brett Kavanaugh is a conservative Republican, picked by conservative Republicans, and vetted by conservative Republican groups. That said, he’s not the Nazi extremist many are making him out to be.

Does he favor overturning Roe V. Wade? Probably yes, as most conservatives do. Would he? Probably not. The Supreme Court does not get to decide to revisit an old issue just for the hell of it. A law of some kind would have to be created, then challenged, then work its way up the system to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court would have to decide to hear the case. Then, they would have to decide to rule on it one way or another.

That’s a lot of “ifs.” It isn’t outside the realm of possibility, but it certainly isn’t imminent. Nor is it clear that the likes of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch would vote in such a way. The thing about Originalists is that they’re very “letter of the law” when it comes to their decisions. This means that the law has to be soundly written and applied, leaving little room for interpretation.

This stands in stark contrast with activist judges (on both sides) who seek to cram square pegs into round holes; making a law fit no matter what.

In any case, should an “overturn” of Roe V. Wade occur, the issue would simply go to the states where they can decide whether or not to keep it. In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with this approach. Let the governors and state legislators decide what is best for their direct constituents; to whom they are most accountable.

The End Is Nowhere Near

There may yet come a challenge to Roe V. Wade in the future. However, the notion that Kavanaugh will spend his first day on the court taking a red pen to the decision is factually incorrect and absurd on its face. It’s as absurd as the notion that this “right-wing takeover” of the Supreme Court will turn women into property, enslave all minorities, and disband democracy.

The frenzy that those on the left have worked themselves into is as dishonest as it is counterproductive to their goals. Have you noticed how the “Trump is a Nazi” rhetoric has died down? Part of that is organic and part of that is planned.

When most of the President’s family is Jewish, (or married into Judaism), is BFF’s with Israel, deports an actual Nazi, and moves the US embassy to Jerusalem; it’s kind of hard to keep up that sort of rhetoric. The “Literally Hitler” crowd has quieted and it’s partially because there’s no traction to be had with such an argument.

Of course, the extreme left still thinks Donald Trump is literally Hitler. The same way the extreme right thinks Obama is literally a foreign-born terrorist. Both are silly and counterproductive. All it takes is for Donald Trump to, you know, not be Hitler; or for Obama to, you know, not do terroristy things.

A Low Bar

When the bar is set that low, the enthusiasm for any conspiracy theory fizzles. Most importantly, moderates who may otherwise share your views tend to drop off as well. They say “okay, well, this guy isn’t really Hitler…. so what the hell are they talking about?”

I know, because I’ve gone down the “Hillary Clinton is a satanic priestess who eats babies” internet rabbit hole in the past. There’s not a lot of substance to be had there. Sometimes these things gain traction briefly. When they don’t add up, you’re left looking ridiculous.

The bar is being similarly set low for Kavanaugh. All he truly needs to do to quiet the extreme rhetoric is, you know, not declare that all women are baby factories who are owned by men. He’ll no doubt receive more attention than most Supreme Court justices (save for the Democrat’s love affair with the Notorious RBG), but that too will fizzle. He’ll vote on the same ho-hum issues that most Americans don’t care about and we’ll soon forget all about how he was going to declare that all women were now property with no legal rights.

The good thing is that even if Kavanaugh wanted to decree such a thing (I’m fairly certain he does not), it would mean nothing and he’d be decreeing it to no one. Why? Because the Supreme Court doesn’t decree anything. It cannot, and does not go off on a legislative tangent just for the hell of it.

If the country really believed we’d elected “literally Hitler” in 2016, there would be far more resistance to him than the so-called #resistance. Democrats in Congress talk a good game but mostly give Trump what he wants. They vote for his budgets, his spending, and to expand the powers of the Executive branch with regularity.

The #resistance exists on Twitter. It doesn’t really exist in Congress.

So, What Happens Next?

Susan CollinsWhat happens next is anyone’s guess. How will the extreme left react this weekend? We’ll see. I have a feeling it will be neither pretty nor quiet. The behavior of Senate Democrats as well as leftist protesters during this ordeal has been nothing short of laughable at best, and reprehensible at worst.

Apparently sending Susan Collins coat hangers in the mail as a cruel nod to abortion didn’t have the desired effect. Or doxxing Senate Republicans. Or screaming about white male patriarchy because that always works. Yes, truly this is the work of sane, well-balanced people and not, you know, crazy.

Mind you, I don’t begrudge anyone their right to protest. I just wish their protests were more grounded in reality as opposed to regurgitating hypocritical pseudoscience pop culture psychobabble buzzwords. I mean, it’s just sort of silly, that’s all.

But it is amusing and the memes are good so, you know, silver lining there.

The right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution. So, whatever they do; Leftist activists should take solace in the fact that having Originalists on the court means that right isn’t going anywhere.

I just hope the irony isn’t lost on them.

#WalkAway

#WalkAway Gets Unexpected Boost From SCOTUS Circus

Democrats Help #WalkAway…again

Congressional Democrats helped to form an unlikely alliance last week.  Their showing at the Supreme Court nomination helped wake up quite a few more Americans who joined the #WalkaAway Campaign.

 

 

In yet another polarizing issue, the accusation of Christine Blasey Ford set the country on fire.  Despite the complete lack of evidence, Democrats threw their support behind Ford.  The #MeToo shot to the top of “trending” on Twitter with a new one for good measure; #IBelieveHer.

Meanwhile, Republicans and Conservatives approached the issue with skepticism and doubt.  “Why,” you ask? Well, let’s look at the facts.

The Evidence (Or Lack Of)

  1. She doesn’t remember when or where the party was.
  2. She doesn’t remember how she got there or how she got home.
  3. Her recollection of the account and who was there had changed multiple times.
  4. Everyone who “was at the party” according to Ford has denied they were either there or that it ever happened.
  5. She claims she fled the party after the attack and ran home (but wait, I thought she didn’t remember how she got home).  However, she also said she called her best friend from her cell phone after the attack.  The year was 1982.  The first cell phone wasn’t available for purchase until 1984.
  6. She claims she heard people talking about her/the attack at the party. (But she said she fled after the assault, so how is this possible)

There are also conflicting stories in regards to how she remembered the offense later in counseling.

According to Ford, she was remodeling her home and wanted a second door installed so she “could escape” and was claustrophobic after the alleged attack.  This remodel was for a rental property, and all of this occurred in 2008, not 2012 as she claimed.

Also sketchy…

Dr. Ford deleted ALL her social media profiles before sending the letter.

Holton Arms scrubber her yearbooks from the internet, but someone found them and saved them first. **MIC DROP**

For starters, she’s a far-left activist who had pictures on her social media accounts in a Pink Women’s March hat with a sign that says “Not My President.”

Allegedly, a former Facebook friend saw a post where she was bitter about then-Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorusch.  In the post, she states that someone should accuse him of rape to block the nomination.  When the friend replied it was unethical to destroy an innocent mans’ life over false accusations, she replied “So.” (This is allegedly and sent by a tweet.  It has NOT been confirmed, however, so take it with a grain of salt.)

Next, her yearbooks detail racist, alcohol-fueled weekends at Holton Arms.  Sexual encounters with boys were not only frequent, but they also bragged about them.  Lovely.

There’s MUCH more.  Maybe in another article. Let’s keep moving.

Political Chess

Many people believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.  They think that something happened to her.  It just wasn’t Brett Kavanaugh who did it.

Senator Diane Feinstein received this letter back in July.  She decided to sit on it until the 11th hour of the confirmation process.

Then, as if by magic, the letter gets leaked to the public and Dr. Ford’s request to remain anonymous was ignored.  The Democrats sprung into action to not only destroy one man’s life but their “victim’s” as well.

Senator Chuck Schumer publicly promised to block this Supreme Court nomination.

“I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same. The stakes are simply too high for anything less.” – Senator Chuck Schumer

Before they announced a nominee, the Democrats had signs printed opposing all the top nominees before one was named.

The entire confirmation process was a complete circus with the interviews being interrupted about every fifteen minutes.

That was all before the accusation was even released.

 

Brett KavanaughDuring the Ford/Kavanaugh testimony, it was made clear that Senator Feinstein and her staff hired the attorneys for Dr. Ford.

The line of questioning to Judge Kavanaugh was hardly questioning at all.  It was a collaborated effort by Senate Dems to bully the judge into withdrawing his nomination and agreeing to an FBI investigation.

The circus continued, and as the proceedings went on, it became more and more clear that this was, in fact, a political hit job.  It was a calculated character assassination of a man who spent his entire life defending our Constitution so that he could watch it get desecrated in his name.

The Wake-Up Call

This embarrassing show of the Democrats weaponizing the #MeToo for political gain was the last straw for many.

It was disgusting and embarrassing.  Many feel bad for not just Judge Kavanaugh but Dr. Ford as well.  The blatantly obvious politically motivated seek and destroy was exactly what many on the left needed to call it quits with the Democrats.


 

I can do this all day.  These were just at the top of the search results.  There are many, many more.  Check for yourself.

Good job, Democrats.  Not only did you add fuel to the supposed “Russian Bot” #WalkAway Campaign, but you also may have just destroyed your mid-terms.

So on behalf of all of us in the #WalkAway Campaign, we want to thank you AGAIN for your support.  We couldn’t do it without you.

Now get back out there and screw up some more stuff.  We have the #WalkAway March coming up soon!

 

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Democratic Coercion

The Left Can only Force the “Progress” They Want

The Left vs. The Right

At one point in my life, I had no idea what the difference between Republicans and Democrats was. Generally, I felt strongly about specific issues, but I didn’t necessarily assign them to a “party.”

Like many young adults, I allowed emotion to drive my opinions about many topics.

First of all, I didn’t understand that Republicans were for small government and Democrats for large government. I knew how I felt about all the major partisan issues; I just didn’t know which side claimed them.

Once I learned more about each platform, I began looking deeper into their histories, campaign messages and prominent figures.

A noticeable trend became clear almost immediately:

The further to the Left a party goes, the more Coercion and Force they use to accomplish their goals.

Don’t get me wrong; politics gets dirty on both sides.  However, in most cases, when one party loses an election or the majority; they lick their wounds and plan better for the next time.  That’s how it used to be, clearly, it’s not anymore.

New Methods

The LeftAs the Democratic Party has shifted further to the Left, so have their tactics.  Instead of campaigning and getting votes, they cry, scream and accuse.

They didn’t win because of inadequacy.  Nope, they lost because of systematic oppression.  They even have an activist group for each type of oppression that we know of (there are new ones being invented every day).

  • Black Lives Matter- Everything is Racist
  • 4th Wave Feminists- Everyone is Sexist
  • Antifa- Everyone is a Nazi
  • LBGTQIABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP+- Everything is homophobic
  • Socialists- Everything is oppressive

Now that the gang is all here, let’s deploy the troops.

Their Mission:

Shame, intimidate, coerce and force their opinions, beliefs, and policies on the general population.

Find an injustice and throw a big enough fit until they eventually cave into their demands. Don’t believe me?

Some examples:

  • Boyscouts of America: Clearly not accepting girls into your association is sexism.  And starting our own organization is out of the question.  Nope, they destroyed 100+ years of tradition instead.
  • Plastic Straws:  Obviously far more important than drug use or violent crime.  Ban them and threaten jail time for violations.
  •  Pronouns: Use the wrong one and they’ll make sure you get fired.  In fact, don’t label gender at all.  This one is a violent crime they care about.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches:  They’re racist and so are you. If you question this or disagree, more proof you’re a racist.
  • Healthcare: Buy their healthcare at quadruple the cost so they can afford to give healthcare to other people who can’t afford it because they drove the prices up to high.  Oh and if you don’t, they’ll fine you.
  • Jobs: Hire women for your board of Directors or else they’ll sue you for sexism.  Doesn’t matter if they are qualified, or if someone else is MORE qualified; you have to do it.
  • Businesses: If your business is too successful you have to get permission from them to exist.  Obviously, by creating a great product that people want to use, you’re clearly stealing from poor people…or something.
  • Social Media: They don’t like what you’re saying so you can’t say it anymore.  You’re not wrong, they just don’t agree with you so if you don’t shut up, they’ll shut you up.
  • Your Money: They know how to spend your money better than you do.  And they don’t care if you worked hard for it, there are other people who don’t have as much, so you have to give it to them.
  • Being anything but a Democrat: Clearly, you’re a Nazi, so they’re going to punch you and justify it by calling you a Nazi.  Even if you’re a minority. Definitely all Nazis.
  • Being a Baby: How dare this parasite invade someone’s bodies without their consent.  They must be forcibly removed.
  • Being an all Around Awesome Guy: You’re not on their side, so they’re going to destroy your career, reputation, character and hopefully your life with baseless accusations.  That’s what you get for not being one of them.
  • Using Euphemisms: Even if they use the same one, they will call you a racist.

The Left Doesn't Care about Innocent Casualties

This is only a few examples of how the Left must use force and coercion to accomplish their goals.

Obviously, they know what’s better for us than we do.

Same Slippery Slope, Different Time and Place

Every single society that went too far left and ended up with Socialism or Communism almost inevitably became Dictatorships.

Have you ever wondered why?

The shift always starts innocently enough.  Play on emotions, create outrage and victimhood.  Provide a solution in the form of equal outcomes and eliminate equal opportunity.  It’s not about lifting everyone up, it’s about bringing everyone else down.

For the over-achievers, the ambitious ones and the free-thinkers; this is unacceptable.  Either conform to their beliefs or get shamed into submission.  Still want to resist?  Then you must be silenced.

It’s psychological warfare, and when they militarize, it becomes Soviet Russia and Fascist Italy.  They don’t want peace, they want submission.

When we can’t accomplish our tasks with elections, democracy and debate; we will force you.  If you resist, we will attack you.  Not your ideas or your beliefs.  No, we attack your character, your integrity, you as a person and seek to destroy it all.

It’s the same story throughout history. Exploit emotionally vulnerable groups of people, exaggerate perceived injustices, offer utopian society, and mobilize.

Our country is heading down this path.  We’ve seen it happen before in all parts of the world.

Question is, are you going to let it happen to you?

Facebook Censorship Gamble

Facebook Censorship: Playing with $2B of Fire

Facebook Censorship

Facebook Censorship Is Getting Worse

You’re playing with fire, Facebook.  The censorship of Conservative voices is becoming more obvious every day.  You have yet to ban a left-leaning or liberal person by “mistake”.  Or at least I haven’t heard of one.

 

So far, it has happened to Brandon Straka, PragerU, David Harris Jr, Diamond and Silk, and Candace Owens.  Without fail, (and once the media gets ahold of it) the ban ultimately gets lifted and an apology is issued.  It’s dismissed as a “mistake”.  This doesn’t even include the thousands of regular users who get thrown in “Facebook Jail” for stupid things.

 

Facebook’s own employees confess that inside their own walls exists a “political monoculture“.  Even further, former employees admit that Conservative stories and media outlets are suppressed regularly.  Despite his testimony in front of Congress, Mark Zuckerberg continues to allow censorship on his platform.

 

With 2.219 billion Facebook users worldwide, they beat out every other platform with ease. This also means they have the most to lose.

The Conservative Price Tag

Let’s just run through some statistics real quick:

Ultimately, we have to assume 10% is the same for businesses since I couldn’t find statistics to say otherwise.

Total Revenue of Facebook: $40.7 Billion x 10% = $4.7 Billion earned from the United States.

$4.7 Billion Dollars x 43% (Conservative Users) = $2,068,000,000

In other words, Facebook could lose $2 Billion (with a B) by censoring their Conservative users.  

The Snowball Effect

Digital Marketing 101: Go where your audience is.

If 43% of my audience is on Twitter instead of Facebook, I’m taking 43% of my budget to Twitter.

At some point, large pages with hundreds of thousands of followers will build their audiences on other platforms.  They will go where their voices will be heard.  Their followers will do what they do best, follow.  They’ll follow them right off your platform.

Guess what will happen to their friends, they will start spending more time on other platforms as well.

In the end, it all means less audience for people that are most important to Facebook: Their Advertisers.

Facebook dominates online time use more than any other platform.  Along with Google, they control 80% of online traffic.  If you no longer use Facebook or Google, that means they lose tons of data.  They can no longer target you with ads or monopolize your attention span.

Their goal is to keep you spending as much time on their network as possible.  It’s where you get your news, stay connected with friends, follow your favorite celebrities and more.  So what happens if you just up and walked away?

The $2 Billion Gamble

Facebook’s opinion about your opinion seems more important than your value as a customer.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case based on their actions.  Your opinion is so dangerous to them that they would rather risk losing you as a customer than respect that you think differently than they do.

Silencing you is more important than the money you bring that pays the people they employ to discriminate against you.

 

With no viable competitor to Facebook, they basically hold the keys to the city.  Unless you want to lose contact with everyone you know, you’re not going anywhere.  Or at least that’s what they think.

With each passing day, their users become more frustrated and angry.  Their frustration then motivates them to find alternatives.

Users are so desperate for an alternative that Donald Trump Jr is offering the king of social media followers as an incentive to developers. Will it be enough?

Only time can tell but one thing I know for sure is that most people don’t trust Facebook or Twitter.  Their double-standards are digging their own grave and all it will take is one reasonable alternative to come along.

You may not value our opinions, Facebook, but you will value the $2 billion we take with us when we leave you for good.

Guilty By Association: A Lesson in Censorship

Guilty By Association

Earlier today, the WalkAway founder announced he received a 30-day suspension.  What is his crime you ask?  He is guilty by association.

Confused?  So were we.

Brandon’s crime was not violating Facebook’s terms of service.  He didn’t post nudity, violence or make a threat.  No, what he did was far worse.

 

He posted an interview he did with social media’s Public Enemy Number One: Alex Jones.

Yes, that was his crime.  His association with someone they have determined is offensive and dangerous, was all it took for Zuck’s liberal army of keyboard warriors to act. His punishment, exile.

 

Better take some time and think about what you’ve done, Brandon.

Later, the conservative site Red Pill Pundit dared to post an article about the suspension. Within a matter of minutes, their site was bombarded with thousands of IP requests per second.  This attack is coming from two locations in California according to the owner of the site, Anthony Montz.  As of the publishing of this article, the site was still down.  All hands on deck to get it back up.

The RPP is guilty of association with Brandon.  Brandon is guilty of association with Jones.  They are all being targeted by the same people.  The violent, intolerant and hateful left.  Their worst enemy is free speech and they are doing everything they can to shut it down.

 

 

Suspicious Timing

This campaign is in the midst of a PR hurricane in an effort to promote and build their official walk on Washington, DC.  The march, set to take place on October 26-28th is meant to serve as one last big push before the midterms.

Obviously, the timing of the march was intentional to monopolize as much media attention before what is largely considered the most important election in our lifetime.  Both sides are gearing up and putting as much effort into this election as any in history.  We all know what is at stake.

Each seat Republicans lose in the House of Representatives and the Senate is one step closer to the liberal madness that is quickly swallowing our Republic.  The progress of our President will come to a screeching halt if the Democrats regain the house.  They have already promised to impeach if they are successful.

The efforts of the liberal media who obviously have the support of the social media titans have increased their efforts in recent weeks with the banning of a number of popular conservative voices. This was literally within days of Jack Dorsey testifying before Congress that they don’t ban people for political opinions.  In addition to that, we discovered Google used its influence to aid the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election.

As the resentment for the left grows, so does the WalkAway campaign.  The timing and length of this suspension lead us all to believe that it wasn’t about a simple association.

A Lesson In Censorship

Obviously, this suspension should be a lesson to us all.   Associate with the wrong people and you too will be subjected to punishment.

Every day, the social media platforms move closer to the Orwellian prediction of a dystopian world.  The thought police of the internet are quickly establishing a new set of rules for what they will allow and what they will not.

Is this what we can expect from now on?   To agree with their enemy makes you their enemy.  To disagree with them makes you their enemy.  If you are the enemy, silencing you is the only option.

They know your associations.  These platforms track your engagement, the pages you like, the friends you have and from there it is easy to determine where someone falls on the ideology spectrum.  Their technology can recognize faces, read text on images and within posts, read links and connect them back to their source.

Is that source a threat to them?  Since Brandon dared to share the infamous website of public enemy number one, he gave the algorithm everything it needed to pounce.

A Slippery Slope

In the giant database of information, they hold the key.  Since they know our associations, what is stopping them from connecting all the dots of their users and censoring them?  In reality, at this point, there is nothing stopping them.

Ultimately, we all need to leave these platforms and find a better way to be heard.  The liberal bias runs rampant within the companies themselves.  It should come as no surprise that conservatives are feeling the wrath of well funded and powerful Democrats.

If we allow this to continue, we are all going to be criminals.  Our association with one another will be the only crime they need to silence and retaliate.  Let’s stop this fascist practice so that the only lesson in censorship that we need, is that it no longer exists.

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