How did a horned Shamen end up representing the Christian right?

How did a horned Shamen end up representing the Christian right? By Joanne Nova.

It was the perfect PsyOp photo. With hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters to pick from, somehow the photo on every media front page last week was of Jake Angeli standing in The Capitol. Listen to him talk about his beliefs to ward off evil spirits and witches.

Try to think of an image designed to horrify middle America more than a hairy chested horned man with tats and bare nipples in a furry hunting hood? Perhaps a hooded storm-trooper with an AK47 smattered in blood. But that might be confused with Antifa.

Nothing says barbaric quite as well as an escapee from the neolithic. So once Angeli was inside the heart of Democracy, it’s no accident or conspiracy that the hate-media picked up his photo.

The question is, why was the door open to Mr Horns, but a bullet headed for the Air Force Vet?

How is it, that the path to the Speakers Chair was blocked from so many but not to the most toxic photo-op possible? If Ashli Babbitt was sitting in the chair instead, the Shock and Awe campaign wouldn’t have had much ammo.

It’s almost like a PR committee sat down to ask: “What photo do we want to associate Trump with to horrify good Americans?”

Imagine if Ashli Babbitt had been the face of the riot on the news instead. The “insurrection” would appear quite different, if led by a female patriot vet. People might ask hard questions. Instead we get a QAnon shaman wearing horns.

Somehow this weirdo became the face of the riot. This so helps the left, it seems too amazing to be just coincidence. If something is too good to be true, it usually is.

Governments of all stripes usually infiltrate groups they are concerned about. Perhaps a few Capitol police in on a plot to allow him easy access?

Leftist BLM Activist Who Stormed Capitol On Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged

Leftist BLM Activist Who Stormed Capitol On Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged. By Tyler Durden.

The Black Lives Matter activist who was seen storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested and charged, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

A newly released court filing says John Earle Sullivan, 26, told FBI agents last week that he was at the Capitol when the breach happened. He said he entered through a window that had been broken out. He also said he was present when Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was shot dead by a U.S. Capitol Police officer as she tried to climb into the House Speaker’s Lobby through a window.

Sullivan showed agents some of the footage he captured inside the building, which he and others entered illegally.

Videos showed Sullivan and others breaking through a barricade, with the [Sullivan] shouting:

“There are so many people. Let’s go. This [Expletive] is ours! [Expletive] yeah. We accomplished this [expletive]. We did this together. [Expletive] yeah! We are all a part of this history. Let’s burn this [Expletive] down.” …

During one conversation with others while inside, Sullivan said, “We gotta get this [expletive] burned.” At other times, he said, among other things, “it’s our house [expletive]” and “we are getting this [expletive].”

Sullivan told U.S. Capitol Police officers to stand down so that they wouldn’t get hurt, according to the court filing (pdf). He joined the crowd trying to open doors to another part of the Capitol, telling people “Hey guys, I have a knife” and asking them to let him get to the front. He did not make it to the doors. He later tried to get the officers guarding the Speaker’s Lobby to go home, telling them: “Bro, I’ve seen people out there get hurt.”

John Sullivan speaks publicly about his group, called “Insurgents USA” (!), at a left wing rally:

Right-wing domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol to launch an insurrection. Sure.

Are the media going to tell us about John Sullivan? Why not?

I Saw Provocateurs At The Capitol Riot On Jan. 6

I Saw Provocateurs At The Capitol Riot On Jan. 6. By Michael Waller, who knows professional agitators when he sees them, having been trained to be one and observing hundreds of demonstrations and protests since the 1970s. He is now an instructor/lecturer at the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg.

This is purely an eyewitness account from notes taken the evening of Jan. 6 and morning of Jan. 7m untainted by any news or information from outside sources.

The deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol bore the markings of an organized operation planned well in advance of the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress.

A small number of cadre appeared to use the cover of a huge rally to stage its attack. Before it began, I saw from my vantage point on the West Front of the Capitol what appeared to be four separate cells or units:

  1. Plainclothes militants. Militant, aggressive men in Donald Trump and MAGA gear at a front police line at the base of the temporary presidential inaugural platform;
  2. Agents-provocateurs. Scattered groups of men exhorting the marchers to gather closely and tightly toward the center of the outside of the Capitol building and prevent them from leaving;
  3. Fake Trump protesters. A few young men wearing Trump or MAGA hats backwards and who did not fit in with the rest of the crowd in terms of their actions and demeanor, whom I presumed to be Antifa or other leftist agitators; and
  4. Disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. A column of organized, disciplined men, wearing similar but not identical camouflage uniforms and black gear, some with helmets and GoPro cameras or wearing subdued Punisher skull patches.

All of these cells or groups stood out from the very large crowd by their behavior and overall demeanor. However, they did not all appear at the same time. Not until the very end did it appear there was a prearranged plan to storm the Capitol building, and to manipulate the unsuspecting crowd as cover and as a follow-on force. …

Of the thousands of people I passed or who passed me along Constitution Avenue, some were indignant and contemptuous of Congress, but not one appeared angry or incited to riot. Many of the marchers were families with small children; many were elderly, overweight, or just plain tired or frail—traits not typically attributed to the riot-prone. Some said they were police officers from around the country. Many wore pro-police shirts or carried pro-police “Back the Blue” flags. …

Although the crowd represented a broad cross-section of Americans, mostly working-class by their appearance and manner of speech, some people stood out. A very few didn’t share the jovial, friendly, earnest demeanor of the great majority. Some obviously didn’t fit in.

Among them were younger twentysomethings wearing new Trump or MAGA hats, often with the visor in the back, showing no enthusiasm and either looking at the ground, glowering, or holding out their phones with outstretched arms to make videos of as many faces as possible in the crowd.

Some appeared awkward, the way someone’s body language inadvertently shows the world that he feel like he doesn’t fit in. A few seemed to be nursing a deep, churning rage.

They generally covered their faces with cloth masks, as opposed to the pro-Trump people, few of whom wore masks at all. They walked, often hands in pockets, in clusters of perhaps four to six with at least one of them frequently looking behind. …

A second outlier group also stood out. While many marchers wore military camouflage shirts, jackets, or pants of various patterns and states of wear and in all shapes and sizes, here and there one would see people of a different type: Wiry young men in good physical condition dressed neatly in what looked like newer camouflage uniforms with black gear, subdued patches including Punisher skulls, and helmets.

They showed tidiness and discipline. They strode instead of walked, moving at a more rapid pace than most of the people, sometimes breaking into a short jog, and generally keeping to the left side of Constitution Avenue in pairs of two or small groups of three. Unlike others in old military clothes who tended to be affable and talkative, these sullen men seemed not to speak to anyone at all. As we would see, they were the disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. …

It’s almost as if the Capitol police tried to rile up the crowd by attacking them, to goad them into storming the Capitol:

Then something happened at the front of the crowd, as if a champagne cork popped to release pent-up human energy. It seemed like a scuffle, but from 40 feet back, I couldn’t see. People started chanting “USA, USA,” and other slogans. Some burst with streams of profanity about Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and “the steal.” … Suddenly energy surged from the front of the crowd as the anti-riot police, above on the inaugural platform, visibly tensed up. Some sighted their pepper ball weapons toward the densely packed people. One fired a teargas canister—not at the plainclothes militants at the front line, but into the crowd itself. Then another. Flash grenades went off in the middle of the crowd.

I had seen anti-riot police in action before. They moved with a decisive sense of purpose. Now, the Capitol Police crew seemed confused, as if without a leader or perhaps inadequate rules of engagement. These professionals seemed directionless. Some clambered up and down the inaugural platform steps. Others milled back and forth at the swearing-in level. Most of the police ended up leaving the surreal scene. Nobody could tell why.

No bullhorn or sound system could be heard for the police to communicate with the swelling mass of people.

The tear gas changed the crowd’s demeanor. There was an air of disbelief as people realized that the police whom they supported were firing on them. “What are you doing—we support you,” someone yelled. Tear gas wafted through the crowd, a low-grade irritant, fortunately, as if to send a warning to disperse. But nobody could disperse; some tried to leave the area, but more kept flowing in from Constitution Avenue, making evacuation impossible.

All of a sudden, pro-police people felt the police were attacking them, and they didn’t know why. Instead of running away, the people stood their ground.

More tear gas. A canister struck a girl in the face, drawing blood. The pro-police crowd went from disbelief and confusion to anger. A few dozen members of the crowd, mostly young men, raced up a narrow path on the stone steps behind the façade and a limestone wall, facing a few police at the top, who tried to stop them.

The police disappeared and a crowd surged up the stairs to the plaza at the Senate entry level. People inside the façade tore through to wave flags. As another canister of tear gas went off, a few people started pushing against the current of incoming marchers to leave the area. …

Provocateurs herded the crowd forward:

Then, a loud, bellowing shout from behind: “Forward! Do not retreat! Forward!”

Retreat? Nobody was retreating. They were trying to escape the tear gas. But the man kept yelling not to “retreat,” as if this were a military operation. In a powerful voice, he exhorted the crowd to remain on the plaza and not to disperse on the lawn or depart down the steps to the footpath. Thousands more people continued pouring in from Constitution Avenue.

Then two other men, standing across from one another on the high granite curbs on either side of the footpath, bellowed variations of “Forward! Don’t you dare retreat!” Some made direct eye contact at people and pointed directly at them, as if trying to psyche them into submitting….

Still more tear gas, this time with green or yellow smoke. I was concerned that my companion, who was recovering from a previously injured foot, might get knocked down if people started to stampede for air. Once someone falls down in a panicked crowd, there’s a dangerous risk of getting trampled to death. I opened the way for others to exit, with other marchers lending a hand. But most of the people stood where they were as more marchers flowed up Capitol Hill.

What the barking men were doing didn’t hit me until later, when we found out about the attack: They appeared to be part of an organized cell of agents-provocateurs to corral people as an unwitting follow-on force behind the plainclothes militants tussling with police—but who, we would later learn, were actually breaking into the Capitol beneath the Great Rotunda to storm Congress. It was just before 3 o’clock.

These apparent agents-provocateurs placed hundreds of unsuspecting supporters of the president in physical danger. They attempted to block exits for people seeking to escape tear gas. They endangered vulnerable people, including children, the frail, and the elderly.

They funneled and pushed hundreds if not thousands of innocent people into a crush toward the Capitol. They did so with the goal of forcing those people into a confrontation with federal police defending Congress. …

Nobody seemed aware that the Capitol was physically under attack. The tear gas caused pandemonium. But there was still no stampede, and people helped create or widen paths to allow others to leave the area.

Some, seeing frail or elderly people who had a hard time standing, broke into a pallet of black folding chairs for the inauguration and distributed them. But the mood had gone from patriotic — although contemptuous of Congress — to furious. …

Assault by disciplined attackers:

Then, from the north, a column of uniformed, agile younger men walked briskly, single-file, toward the inaugural stand. They came within two feet of me. Their camouflage uniforms were clean, neat, and with a pattern I couldn’t identify. Some had helmets and GoPro cameras. Some uniforms bore subdued insignia, including the Punisher skull. These were the disciplined, uniformed column of attackers. …

Now there were a good three dozen of them, moving in a single, snakelike formation. They were organized. They were disciplined. They were prepared.

“We’re taking the Capitol!” the first or second announced.

Read it all. This is nothing like what was portrayed by the ever-truthful media.

Trump Impeachment Was The Revenge Of The Political Establishment For the FU of 2016

Trump Impeachment Was The Revenge Of The Political Establishment For the FU of 2016. By Jeff Duntz.

First, the best expression of the FU of 2016 was by, of all people, Michael Moore:

Note that he assumed voting was fair and above board.

Now in 2021, after an election that was probably rigged:

Well, ladies and gentlemen, if the annual tradition of impeaching Trump proves anything, it proves the political establishment won, and the American people lost.

The real purpose of the congressional impeachment vote, the draining of corporate cash, and even the purging of Trump supporters on social media is for the establishment to drive home the point to the American people to never dare challenge them again.

With Pelosi and her caucus’ help, the establishment is exploiting last week’s invasion of the Capitol, which Trump didn’t incite. They achieved their purpose, which was to kick Trump and policies’ supporters in the ass as he leaves office. …

What about McConnell? The reports are that he supports the impeachment effort and may even speed up the Senate vote to boot Trump out of office. McConnell is establishment, his motivation may be different. Many establishment-based American corporations are pausing donations to the GOP. McConnell may be supporting this effort just to get the donation spigot turned back on. That’s also behind his public stance that he hasn’t decided how he will vote in a trial. He will vote the way he needs to get donations.

Poll: 91% of Trump voters sticking by him

Poll: 91% of Trump voters sticking by him. By Frank Luntz.

  • 91% of Trump voters say they’d still vote for him if another presidential election were held today
  • 25% of Trump voters polled stated that the president was responsible for the Capitol Hill riot
  • 78% of Trump voters agree with Trump’s claims that it was “stolen.”
  • 67% of Trump voters believe if you count the votes “accurately and fairly,” Trump would win.
  • The greatest threat to America’s security? Socialism: 16%, the Radical Left 15%, fake news media 15%. Which adds to 46%, most of the half that voted for Trump.

That poll proves that democracy failed in 2020. Democracy is a system whereby you agree that your political opponents can run the government if they win the election, on the understanding that there is another election in a few years time. Democracy fails when there is widespread doubt over who won the election.

The 2020 Presidential election failed to be transparent and convincing, for obvious reasons. The election procedures need to be changed, and a do-over election or at least a bipartisan investigation into the last election are necessary to restore faith in democracy and government in the USA.

Huawei Employees Who Marry Europeans Face Being Fired for ‘Betrayal’

Huawei Employees Who Marry Europeans Face Being Fired for ‘Betrayal’. By Kurt Zindulka.

Huawei has told its Chinese employees working in Europe that if they marry Westerners, they could face being fired or forced to leave the continent for “betrayal”, an investigation has found.

A Huawei human resources handbook, entitled ‘West European Region Chinese Expatriates Assignment and Mobility Management Regulation’, said that employees who applied for, or were granted, permanent residence in a European country, or married an EU resident, should be instructed to leave the country “as soon as possible”.

That’s exactly the sort of company we want to manage our telecommunications.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

They Rigged the Voting Machine Software so Donald Trump Could Never Win

They Rigged the Voting Machine Software so Donald Trump Could Never Win. By the Free Republic.

See here and here. These two links are a compilation of embedded links that cover the Steal.

The second one explains the “cheat algorithm” used to redistribute votes. This is the material many on the non-left missed — presumably because they are not comfortable with statistics or maths — that shows that the election fraud flipped the result.

hat-tip Lance

Covering up the Stolen Election

Covering up the Stolen Election. By Douglas Wilson.

If the election wasn’t stolen, then why are they handling it like it was stolen goods? From the way they are driving, they have something hot in the trunk. …

In an old-style coup, say in a banana republic in the 1950’s, the rebels would go for the seat of government, and also for the television and radio stations. Control of how information flows to the people is critical. It is the received wisdom of takeovers.

So in a time of turmoil like this, where reliable information is choked off, anyone who believes the latest hot rumor or conspiracy theory without double checking is a moron. And anyone who believes the official narrative surpasses him easily.

The official narrative will want to be that the country barely survived a vicious assault from hordes of white supremacists. And if you believe that, you have all the discernment of a five gallon wet/dry vacuum cleaner.

The official narrative is that Trump was the problem. No, Trump was the allergic reaction to the problem. The problem remains with us still. The problem looks to be back in charge.

Secularism is bankrupt. That’s why all of their checks are bouncing.

This violence at the Capitol was historically unprecedented, an assault unlike anything we have ever seen in those hallowed halls before. Except for when the dynamite went off in 1915, when four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery in the House in 1954, when the Weather Underground set off a bomb there in 1971, and when radical commies set off a bomb there in 1983. Other than those instances, the hallowed halls have been serene and peaceful.

These events have not been an assault on democracy. They have been an assault on the republic by democracy.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

It’s Not All Bad News

It’s Not All Bad News. By The Z-Man.

There are several remarkable things happening in response to the massive push back from Americans to the oligarchic coup we are seeing unfold. The one getting the most attention, of course, is the hysterical reaction by the political class. Their rhetoric is so out of sync with reality it suggests mental illness. One thing not getting noticed is how Conservative Inc. appears to collapsing right in front of us. …

The GOP has been obsessed with tone policing everyone for generations now. The reason people voted for the loudmouth is they are sick of being told they cannot speak out against what is happening. …

The more vibrant and active [conservative] sites are shifting into the populist camp as they realize there is no future with the National Review [NRO] types. The average age of a NRO reader is over 70 now. …

All of this is good news. The National Review type has always been a hindrance to the genuine right-wing, because they operate as the “good” conservative. That is, the Left anoints them as the opposition, so money and attention flow to them. Meanwhile, the genuine opposition to the Left is begging for scraps and attention. …

All of this points to something much bigger. What has unfolded since the election has opened the eyes of millions of people. Despite the rhetoric from their cult leaders, even many lefties are getting nervous about what is happening. They live close enough to reality to know what lies ahead if we keep on this pace. For Conservative Inc., it means they no longer have an audience hoping that a settlement can be negotiated with their friends on the Left. Principled surrender is no longer an option.

Tucker Carlson on impeachment #2

Tucker Carlson on impeachment #2. The monologue is pretty good. First eight minutes.

Like the exaggerated outrage over the Capitol riot, the impeachment is a distraction from the rigging of the last election. The Dems know they are a minority and that they didn’t really win, and are desperate for you not to notice. Trump’s voters have even been redefined as domestic terrorists — great distraction and intimidation!

The Democrats also need to hate on Trump in order to maintain unity in their disparate party, based as it on along tribal lines of identity politics.

Sadly, conservative commentators — including Tucker — who aren’t comfortable with numbers and quantitative reasoning never mention — and presumably don’t understand — the statistical evidence that the election was rigged. So far, this is really the only evidence that election fraud flipped the result. Without taking the statistical indicators into account, they see lots of election fraud but assume it didn’t flip the result. So Tucker ignores the possibility that the election was rigged.

Restore unity to the US? Impeachment is not the answer. Forensically reviewing all the ballots from the 2020 election is.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

New Congresswoman Marjorie Greene announces she will be filing articles of impeachment on January 21 against President Biden

New Congresswoman Marjorie Greene announces she will be filing articles of impeachment on January 21 against President Biden.

President Trump has held over 600 rallies in the last four years. None of them included assaulting police, destroying businesses, or burning down cities.

Democrats have spent all this time endorsing and enabling violent riots that left billions in property damages and 47 dead across the US. Democrat’s impeachment of President Trump today has now set the standard, that they should be removed for their support of violence against the American people.

She fights! A Republican who actually fights could very quickly attract a mass following of 100m+.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

The Virus: Explain How This All Ends

The Virus: Explain How This All Ends, by David Archibald.

When the economy was shut down to stop intensive care units being overwhelmed, that was likely the right thing to have done. To keep the economy locked down while the science of the virus was sorted out was also defensible.

But the science was figured out at least six months ago and nobody needs to die from the virus, vaccine or not. A group at Monash University in April 2020 found that ivermectin was effective against the virus and now it is widely used in South America to good effect.

A previous missive on ivermectin made it to Argentina and our interlocutor there reports:

Today, I finally was able to meet with a good friend from high school, so I know him for almost 60 years, Professor Dr. Rubén Cesarini, who is a prestigious physician, and presently, the head of the Clinics Sector of the Italian Hospital at La Plata, a huge traditional hospital.

When I asked him about ivermectin, he told me that this drug was originally used for a long time, as an antiparasitic for cattle and horses, for scabies, a very common and inexpensive drug, used in the ranches.

Then, one day they decided to use this drug for COVID’s sick people, and for people who have been in close contact with sick people, and they got very good results. Moreover, he himself has taken the drug, in a prophylactic way, to protect himself from contagion during his daily work at the hospital.

The dose is as follows:

  • If you have gotten in close contact with a COVID sick person, but you have not the disease, take 2 pills at once, and then 1 pill per week, for 4 weeks.
  • If you have actually been in COVID’s contagion, take, as soon as possible, 4 pills at once and then 2 pills per week, for 4 weeks.

The drug has been very successful to prevent the patient to be sent to an Intensive Care Unit and the need of respiratory equipment. Rarely, it has been needed to make a second round for 4 weeks more, but in general, the Hospital is pleased with the results and it uses the drug regularly.

A full treatment with Ivermectine is then very inexpensive: around 10 U$S in total. After my meeting with Rubén, I went to a pharmacy store with a recipe, and I bought enough doses to fulfill the previously described conditions, for Mónica and  myself, for U$S 10 each.

For 25 million Australians at US$10 each, at retail pricing, works out to some $300 million to stop the virus in its tracks. The virus is possibly easier to treat than the flu, if ivermectin is used. Nobody on the planet has died from an overdose of ivermectin — it has a therapeutic window you could drive a truck through.

And it need not cost that much. Ivermectin for sheep is called Ivomec:

Say we pay the club price of $133.95 for five litres of Ivomec. Ivomec is 0.08% ivermectin. To get the normal human dose of 3 mg per tablet we need to take about 4 ml of Ivomec which, at 3.1 cents per ml, would cost about $0.12. The equivalent of a full course of 16 tablets of human grade ivermectin would cost $1.92. To treat the whole nation with this particular type of sheep drench would cost $50 million.

Why are we still having lockdowns?

Read it all.

Of course you should not treat this as medical advice, but consult your doctor before taking any action yourself.

This Is How Conservatives Get Erased From the Internet

This Is How Conservatives Get Erased From the Internet. By Daniel Greenfield.

Two companies, Google and Apple, each control about half of the smartphone market. So when the two companies made a move against Parler, the conservative social media alternative, it effectively erased its app from existence.

Joining the party was a third member of the FAANG Big Tech consortium, Amazon, which deplatformed Parler from Amazon Web Services. AWS controls a third of the cloud marketplace. Microsoft and Google are in 2nd and 3rd place.

Blocking an app doesn’t permanently kill a social networking service, though it places it at a structural disadvantage, but Apple and Google can flag sites as unsafe through their browsers. Google’s Chrome commands 45% of the browser market in America while Apple’s Safari has a little under 40%. [64% and 19% worldwide] …

Google controls over 80% of search traffic. Facebook controls some 80% of social media. Being delisted and deplatformed by them can be all but fatal to any site trying to attract new users.

Some conservatives take refuge in the illusion of alternatives from smaller companies, but in the oligarchy, smaller companies usually directly or indirectly rely on services from Big Tech.

DuckDuckGo, for example, serves up searches from Microsoft’s Bing. Many smaller alternative companies are likewise dependent on Big Tech players. The small companies conservatives take refuge in are still reliant on the infrastructure of the big players and can be easily pressured into joining their boycotts or have their own services cut off by the Big Tech oligarchy.

There are workarounds for all of these, but when visiting a conservative site turns into the equivalent of going to a speakeasy, that eliminates much of the potential user base.

Sites can also be crushed at the domain level, banishing them to the dark web.

If conservatives distributing information becomes as onerous as Chinese political dissidents bypassing the Great Firewall, what will be left of the conservative movement online?

It will take more manufactured emergencies to unlock some of these options, but there should be little doubt that they will be. The Democrats and their media allies invented the threat of “disinformation” out of thin air and still can’t properly explain what it means. But they successfully used it to engage in a massive online purge of their political opponents.

A violent clash or a random shooting by an unstable man will unlock another censorship tier. But it could just as easily be another conservative politician winning when he’s supposed to lose.

Cancel culture is the biggest worry:

The ‘killer app’ though won’t be direct internet censorship, but corporate cancel culture.

Instead of Facebook deleting your post, you will be fired from your job for posting it. If you own a small business, larger suppliers and companies will no longer work with you. If you belong to a trade association, you’ll be ousted. If your business requires a license, you will lose it.

This isn’t a paranoid fantasy. It’s happening right now.

In November, I wrote about how the National Association of Realtors had modified its regulations to allow members to be forced out of the business over their social media posts.

“Doesn’t this mean that if I post my opinion online and someone doesn’t agree with it, that I can lose my membership and be forced out of the business?” the NAR FAQ asks.

That’s not an isolated policy. Similar moves are underway in various trade associations which would treat politically incorrect views as a violation of professional obligations.

Cancel culture isn’t a new phenomenon, but this is the industrialization of cancel culture which takes it from an isolated phenomenon to a collective system of enforcement like China’s social credit score. This includes monitoring social media profiles and flagging employees, renters, or businesses with conservative views as a potential risk. …

This came about because the left politicize everything. Leftists in an organization will only hire fellow leftists.

Conservatives never asked companies to adopt their political views. Leftists made it mandatory and organized pressure campaigns from the outside and the inside to make it happen.

That’s why they won. It’s why conservatives are losing.

Leftists took over academia and cultural industries by organizing networks inside and then imposing their own leadership and institutional ideologies that made their views mandatory and left no room for dissent, while conservatives failed to organize a common front against them..

Naming major conservative musicians and movie stars [used to be] easy. Now name one. Under 40. …

Leftists chose brands based on their politics, while conservatives had no idea what the politics of their cable company or breakfast cereal were. That’s why corporate politics turned leftist.

Democrat elected officials help companies who share their views and hurt those who don’t. Republicans help companies who give them money even while they’re crushing conservatives. …

Conservatives view the corporate landscape as an amorphous free market while leftists see friendly and unfriendly companies. After generations of this, the market has become a lot more leftist and a lot less free. Conservatives need a better response to this crisis than to roll out the old claims about their commitment to a free system which failed in academia and the media. …

The Internet will only be for leftists:

The whole threat will erase conservatives from the internet and from public life.

Can conservatives influence, campaign, and win elections under these conditions? The endgame here is eliminating conservatives as a meaningful political force in America.

That’s the scale of the threat. Conservatives have spent too long ignoring it. And even now they underestimate the sheer scale of the strategy to erase them from the marketplace of ideas. …

Beat them at their own game or lose bigly:

Conservatives may need to start viewing corporations in the same way, using political power to pressure companies into adopting conservative positions, funding conservative priorities, and protecting the civil rights of conservatives, while crippling the business interests of companies that serve as the major funders of leftist agendas and deny conservative civil rights. …

This may strike some free market fundamentalists as anathema, but a better word is survival.

There is nothing free about a market controlled by a Big Tech oligarchy, a handful of multinationals and giant chains, and corporate fronts for Chinese business interests.

Here’s the List of Powerful Companies Cutting Off Trump and His Supporters After Capitol Riot

Here’s the List of Powerful Companies Cutting Off Trump and His Supporters After Capitol Riot. By Victoria Taft.

  • Amazon
  • Professional Golf Association of America. The PGA reneged on its agreement to hold the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump’s Bedminster golf course.
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Shopify
  • Stripe
  • Reddit. Reddit cut off the sub reddit handle r/DonaldTrump due to Stop the Steal discussions.
  • Snapchat
  • Twitch
  • Lehigh University. They gave Donald Trump an honorary degree in 1988, withdrew it.
  • Wagner College. Withdrew its honorary degree it awarded the president in 2004.
  • Middlebury College. Considering revoking Rudolph Giuliani’s honorary law doctorate, given for his valiant response to 9/11.
  • American Express. The American Express PAC will no longer support any Congressional member who voted against certifying the election. The company never supported any GOP Senators according to The New York Times. There’s no word on if the company cut off Democrats who have voted against certification in the past.
  • MasterCard. Cutting off donations to any politician who tried to hold up the count of the Electoral College votes.
  • Morgan Stanley. The investment giant has cut off donations to any congressional member who voted against certifying the election.
  • New York State Bar Association. Considering investigating Giuliani and banishing him from their group.
  • AT&T. Withdrew all its PAC donations from all Republicans including 17 Texas state Republicans and Senator Ted Cruz. A group called End Citizens United called for the corporation’s withdrawal of donations from Republicans. It owns Time Warner cable.
  • Comcast. Cutting off Republicans who fought the election results. Comcast owns NBCUniversal, NBC TV, local NBC stations, Xfinity, Telemundo, film companies and recreational parks.
  • Dow Chemical. Cut off Republicans who didn’t support Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, announced that it would suspend donations for the next election cycle.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Marriott International. Cutting off the GOP because of the “destructive events at the Capitol” which undermined “a legitimate and fair election.”
  • Hallmark. Has asked Senators Josh Hawley and Roger Marshall to give back their campaign contributions for voting against certifying the election. Hallmark owns publishing, television networks, retail stores, and even the Crayola art materials company.
  • Cumulus. The radio station group reportedly put its conservative hosts on notice that they not give oxygen to the idea that the election wasn’t over. National Review reports the brass at Cumulus put out a memo reading, “We need to help induce national calm NOW,” Cumulus’s executive vice president of content Brian Philips wrote in the memo. The company “will not tolerate any suggestion that the election has not ended. The election has been resolved and there are no alternate acceptable ‘paths.’” Cumulous stations host Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, and many other conservative hosts across the country.

60% call impeachment a ‘waste of time,’ Big Tech backlash for censoring Trump

60% call impeachment a ‘waste of time,’ Big Tech backlash for censoring Trump. By Paul Bedard.

McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates, which polled for the Trump campaign, said 70% believe that technology firms, including Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, are too powerful and need to be regulated.

And 74% agreed that if they can take away Trump’s free speech, “they can take away the right to free speech for any American.”

The left isn’t fooling everyone, not by a long way.

The Lefts’ Tower Of Self-Reinforcing Bullshit

The Lefts’ Tower Of Self-Reinforcing Bullshit. By Lawrence Person.

The left has long had a tendency to push propaganda over truth, but the Trump years have seen a dramatic increase in willfully repeated falsehoods to push the Democratic Media Complex’s favored “narratives” over obvious truths everyone can see with their own two eyes.

First there was the Russian collusion hoax, a self-serving fiction democrats concocted both to jam Trump at the line of scrimmage and give them an excuse for explaining how they managed to lose an election everyone said they had in the bag. There followed more lies to support the initial lie, then the impeachment farce that failed to make a dent.

And all the while, underneath the surface, social justice warriors were spinning out falsehood after falsehood to support their favored narratives. “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” was a lie from the git-go. The idea that sex is a social construct was and is a lie, as is the idea that someone can change their sex merely by declaring they have. Not to mention the risible #BlackLivesMatter bullshit that “silence is violence” and the ridiculous idea that everyone who voted for Trump was a “white supremacist.”

Then came to 2020 #BlackLivesMatter/Antifa riots the Democratic Media Complex did their very best to ignore or spin as “mostly peaceful” despite burning down hundreds of businesses and looting thousands.

Then they stole the 2020 Presidential election by massive fraud in six urban counties and got very upset when people tried to point this out.

Finally, the events of January 6 drove them to new heights of hyperbole. Want to call it inadvisable? Absolutely. A mob? Fair enough. A riot? Sure. Criminal? Some of it, by definition.

But what it was not was an “insurrection” or “coup.” Trust me, if a significant fraction of president Trump’s 75+ million supporters wanted to stage an armed coup, you’d know it. …

For a party that failed to flip a single statehouse chamber in November, Democrats are freebasing dangerous levels of their own bullshit in ratcheting up the rhetorical hysteria. …

The biggest gap in this country isn’t between enlightened social justice warriors and the backward racist redneck freaks of JesusLand, it’s between those who want to continue sticking their snouts into troughs of taxpayer money, feel their own grifts are sacred birthrights above reproach and have different laws apply to them than the peasants, and those who have been made aware of the scam.

The left have manufactured so many politically correct lies recently that I’ve lost count.

A reader notes:

The working class may not be able to put their finger on it but know they’re being lied to by the MSM and screwed by the uniparty (professional political class).

The middle class on the other hand believes the MSM and simply refuses to listen to or examine views that the MSM ignores or dismisses.

I have people here I’ve exhorted many times to actually look at the websites of the UN, WEF, etc so they can see for themselves that the “great reset” etc isn’t a silly theory of any sort because it comes straight from the horse’s mouth.

But will they get off their arses and look? Nope. They’re so complacent they know they needn’t bother.

Blame the Left, Not Trump, for America’s Crack-Up

Blame the Left, Not Trump, for America’s Crack-Up. By Matthew Boose.

What happened at the Capitol last week did nothing to change the Left’s hostile disposition toward Donald Trump and his base. It has always seen Trump and his supporters as a malignancy that needs to be cut out of society.

It never had any intention of letting Trump go down as a legitimate president, neither does it have any desire to acknowledge the grievances that fueled his rise in the first place.

The words “President Trump” would never have entered the history books if not for the Left and its relentless, pathological hatred of anyone to the right of center.

If America is heading towards civil strife, it is because the Left — with the complicity of an opportunistic establishment — has slowly but surely nudged half the country into a corner.

The Left has categorized millions of ordinary people who just want decent, honorable lives as “far-right extremists” and “conspiracy theorists” who deserve to be silenced, fired from their jobs, and rendered socially untouchable. These “dangerous people,” held in such contempt by the Left and the ruling elite, retain such fringe notions as “nations should have borders” and “men and women are different.” The Left has been playing a game of “stop hitting yourself!” with these people for years, and in 2016, those people finally had enough.

It is now four years later and his supporters have watched the president they legitimately elected spend every waking moment in office fight a war of succession with a faction of narcissistic psychopaths. Without a single day of rest, the most powerful institutions in the country conspired in a temper tantrum to overturn the will of the people, all in the name of “democracy,” simply because they did not like who the people had chosen. From day one, they have treated Trump like a usurper whose mere election was an “insurrection,” and they have not concealed their disgust for his supporters, whom they regard as “racist,” subhuman scumbags. …

Those on the “right side of history” are permitted to do anything. On the other hand, simply taking up space in the public square is a provocation if you’re on the “wrong” side. They could bash your skull in with a rock, and the media would blame you for getting killed. But so much as complain about this crooked deal, and you’ve engaged in “hate speech” and you must be destroyed.

Tucker Carlson’s formulation summarizes how arbitrary it all is: their violence is “speech,” but your speech is “violence.” And by the way, so is your silence. Endorse the official narrative, or else.

With Trump gone, they will use the Capitol “insurrection” to further disenfranchise his supporters without hesitation. While many on the Right have condemned the Capitol protesters, hoping that by doing so they will be spared, the Left has already launched a propaganda offensive to convince the public that what transpired was one of the worst things ever to happen in American history, and the inevitable consequence of an aberrational presidency. Everyone who supports Trump now, or has ever supported him, is thereby implicated in this “terrorism.”

We find ourselves in an unsustainable situation. Millions of Americans never have felt more unwelcome in their own country, more disillusioned, or more vulnerable to an unaccountable enemy that hates them with a powerful, homicidal loathing. Their own party has unconcealed indifference and contempt for them. They’re “racists” and “conspiracy theorists” just for existing and having thoughts and perceptions that contradict the propaganda of the people who want to destroy them. If they try to defend themselves by voting, their votes will be dismissed as “illegitimate” and they will be branded enemies of the public. …

What we are experiencing is the culmination of an effort to crush any resistance to the Left’s power. After years of bitter counterinsurgency, the Left finally has their orange scalp. And they will want many, many more.

Maybe. It won’t be that bad if the right opposes them sensibly and with moral conviction.

It’s as if the events of the last few years have been written by someone who hates the US or wishes it ill. On that theme, what’s the worst likely thing that could befall the US next? How about more evidence emerges that the election was rigged, so that eventually most people come to believe or suspect it was rigged (but perhaps don’t want to acknowledge it, if they support the left). Then the US has an illegitimate government and a resentful population that has lost belief in democracy. The magic of the US disappears — it becomes just another country with a ruling class and a mass of serfs who don’t care very much. History is littered with such countries.

Trump Says “Mob Violence Against Everything I Believe In…It Must Stop”

Trump Says “Mob Violence Against Everything I Believe In…It Must Stop”. By Tyler Durden.

In his first public address since his second impeachment, … President Trump urged “everyone must follow laws, obey law enforcement,” noting that “mob violence goes against eveything I believe in.”

“If you commit violence, you are not supporting the movement… there is no justification for violence, no excuses.”

Trump added towards the end:

“The efforts to censor, cancel and blacklist our fellow citizens are wrong and they are dangerous… what is needed now is for us to listen to one another…”

Hear hear!

Trump impeached by House, becomes first president to face rebuke twice

Trump impeached by House, becomes first president to face rebuke twice. By Marisa Schultz.

The House of Representatives Wednesday made history by voting to impeach President Trump for a second time for “incitement of insurrection” …

The House voted 232-197 to impeach the president. Ten Republicans joined with Democrats.

Trump has just one week left in office, but the supporters of the impeachment push say Trump is too dangerous to stay in office a minute longer. The impeachment resolution condemns Trump for spreading lies that he won the election in a landslide and whipping up a crowd of supporters in Washington D.C. before the riot that killed five people, including a Capitol Police officer.

“The bottom line is this: This Capitol was stormed. People died because of the big lies that were being told by this president, and by too many people on the other side of the aisle. Enough,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., in a floor speech before the vote. “People should be outraged as to what happened. It was unforgivable, unconscionable.

“The president of the United States instigated an attempted coup in this country,” McGovern continued. “People died. Everybody should be outraged. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican. If this is not an impeachable offense. I don’t know what the hell is. This president is not fit to remain in office.” …

Most Republicans, however, voted against the rushed impeachment because Trump is already exiting office and the political action would do little to unite a fractured country. Some die-hard Trump supporters in the House also believe Trump is not responsible for the violent actions of his supporters since the president specifically didn’t call for violence.

“If we impeached every politician who gave a fiery speech to a crowd of partisans, this Capitol would be deserted,” Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif. said. “That’s what the president did. That is all he did.”

Republicans point to Trump’s speech at the Stop the Steal rally where he said: “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

Glenn Reynolds:

They were talking about impeaching him before he was even sworn in, which tells you a lot about the seriousness of this stuff.

Trump’s second impeachment risks giving half the US a ‘stab in the back’ narrative like that which took hold in Germany in 1919

Trump’s second impeachment risks giving half the US a ‘stab in the back’ narrative like that which took hold in Germany in 1919. By Scott Ritter.

In 1918, the German Army was defeated on the field of battle. Censorship and the dissemination of false and misleading information blinded the German population to this reality. They did not trust the words of their elected officials because there was no viable evidentiary proof presented of this defeat, leading to a cognitive dissonance that produced an outright denial of their military debacle. This mindset was furthered by statements made by German leaders to returning soldiers that “no enemy has vanquished you.” Thus was born the “stab in the back” legend from which the Nazi party of Adolf Hitler drew its motivation and strength.

In 2020, Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection. Four years of anti-Trump resistance at the hands of the Democrats in Congress, combined by an anti-Trump bias in the mainstream media, had conditioned Trump supporters to be distrustful of these election results. The post-election censorship of any discussion regarding the legitimacy of the 2020 election result only fuels the mistrust and misgivings of Trump’s supporters. This suspicion was furthered by the repeated statements of the President and his supporters that the election was stolen from them.

America is teetering on the edge of a political abyss which, once crossed, there will be no coming back. If 75 million Americans believe that their political future is being nullified by vengeful politicians in Congress, then the ideological foundation is being laid for the birth of an American “stab in the back” legend which will produce a divided nation incapable of ever being reunited.

If many people no longer believe that they can change things by voting, then they must look to other means. If elections are rigged, then persuading people and organizing campaigns is a waste of time.

If a large portion of the population believes that elections are rigged — even if they are mistaken — then democracy is in deep trouble.

The Democrats haven’t even tried to explain how the Presidential vote was fair, or to make it more transparent in future. Instead, they banned discussion and abused or belittled anyone who complained. No correspondence will be entered into — our vote counters and our media say we won, so there.

The last two months many have seen the death of democracy in the US. These are historic times. Not much good news around at the moment.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Tulsi Gabbard Pulls Back the Curtain on Why Congress Won’t Act Against Big Tech

Tulsi Gabbard Pulls Back the Curtain on Why Congress Won’t Act Against Big Tech. By Brandon Morse.

Conservatives have been calling for a reform of tech company power for some time, including the reformation of Section 230. Moreover, politicians talk a big game about coming down on these tech companies but never really seem to move on their threats or declarations. …

Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard … notes that despite all the committee hearings and big talk, nothing has been done. So why?

“It goes to money,” said Gabbard.

“I’ve seen it happen,” she continued. “Google will have a bit reception and members of congress will go and pick up their checks. Facebook will have a big reception and they’ll go and ‘hey, where’s my check?’”