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Germans impervious to irony?
Elon Musk, that self-described free speech absolutist, apparently hasn't succeeded in forcing Twitter to recognize the internationally-recognized human right of freedom of expression. At least not in Germany. Twitter sent me an email last night explaining that my tweet "Uncle Adolf stands with Ukraine, how about you?" is illegal in Germany. How can that be?... Read More
Politico recently reported that the Supreme Court will probably overturn Roe v. Wade. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted that the leak was a “call to arms,” and for progressives, it meant protests, threats, and property destruction. White advocates are divided on abortion. There are pro-lifers who may oppose it because some people think it is... Read More
President Trump’s Free Speech Depends on Who Owns Twitter
How is it that in the exceptional and indispensable USA, a former American president can be denied his constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech by a private communications company? How can a mere private company cancel the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights? How is it possible that the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of the lowest... Read More
Any doubt that many progressives have abandoned their commitment to free speech was erased by the hysterical reaction to Elon Musk’s effort to purchase Twitter and return the company to its roots as a free speech zone. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and “woke” neocon Max Boot fretted that Musk’s commitment to free speech threatens... Read More
The Framers wrote the Constitution at a time when state churches were central to a nation’s identity. A state church gives an official answer to the most important questions about human existence. The First Amendment doesn’t (or shouldn’t) just stop the government from silencing us. It also implicitly bars the government from forcing us to... Read More
It wasn’t so long ago that the American Civil Liberties Union represented the free speech wing of the free speech party. Even today, on the ACLU’s own website, you can read their self-congratulatory commemoration of their brave “free speech even for Nazis” moment: Unwavering commitment to principle?! I don’t think so. In fact, saying the... Read More
There’s jubilation in some quarters about Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and his promise to restore free speech, which had been more or less the de facto policy of Twitter until 2016 when the collusion of oligarchs and the deep state mustered all their strengths to rig the public discourse. Over the years, the censorship... Read More
There is technically still some possibility that the Elon Musk deal to purchase Twitter and reinstate freedom of speech could fall through, but this does not appear likely. What appears likely is that he is going to take over the company, and then probably be put in prison a few days or weeks later. However,... Read More
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The two most pressing issues of the day are Elon Musk’s plan to reinstate freedom of speech on Twitter and an impending war with Russia. Maybe these two issues can be tied together? First, let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and remember how we got to the point where we are begging a billionaire... Read More
This video is available on Rumble. Elon Musk has bought Twitter and lefties are terrified because Mr. Musk calls himself a “free speech absolutist.” Nothing scares the Left more than letting everyone talk. “The NAACP calls for Musk to keep Trump off Twitter.” It said that if he returns, “lives are at risk, and so... Read More
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The most dangerous thing about Elon Musk buying Twitter outright for $44 billion is the rapidly spreading notion that his controlling an influential social media platform is dangerous. It is, but not for any of the reasons his critics assert. The current furor is dangerously misguided for two reasons. First, it assumes that one billionaire... Read More
America’s most successful immigrant and African-American, Elon Musk, recently bought Twitter. His plan is to bring back free speech. This would be ideal for all American social media platforms. Unless the Constitution becomes completely irrelevant, the First Amendment ensures that we can speak without fear of the government. We have something our brothers on the... Read More
Everyone is sort of waiting to pull the trigger on going back on Twitter, because the team was still banning people up until a few hours ago. But we’ve now got a high profile hero returning with an unmolested account. We’ve got many others if we search “I’m back.” Along with making new accounts, people... Read More
Is it really actually happening? It feels like a dream. I’m waiting to make my new account, because apparently Twitter mods are doing a “last watch” and still banning returning heroes. There is no “except for Anglin” clause in Elon’s pitch, and at this point, he is in so deep there is no reason to... Read More
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Earlier: Ellen K. Pao In Jeff Bezos' WASHINGTON POST On Elon Musk: We Must "Prevent Rich People From Controlling Our Channels Of Communication" As a Twitter shareholder of record since late 2018, when the stock was trading around $28 per share, I am naturally delighted by Elon Musk’s dramatic $54.20 per share takeover of the... Read More
Not long ago, I wrote about the Washington Post’s plan to treat America like a conquered nation. The precedent would be Germany after World War II. The current regime in Germany (I refuse to call it a German regime) teaches its people to be ashamed, spies on the Alternative for Germany party, and regulates political... Read More
This month, several of us – Scott Ritter, myself, ASB Military News, among others – were canceled from Twitter. The – unstated – reason: we were debunking the officially approved narrative of the Russia/NATO/Ukraine war. As with all things Big Tech, that was predictable. I lasted only seven months on Twitter. And that was long... Read More
Max Boot allegedly listens to Burzum when he is writing columns for the Washington Post about how we have to go to war with every country not run by Jews. But will he join his cousin Sean Penn in his planned siege of Moscow? From what I’ve read about how much he wants to kill... Read More
What is this man’s game??? I don’t really *believe* the conspiracy theories about Musk being a complete frontman and a shill offering controlled opposition. Those theories might be true, but I don’t believe them based on the amount of evidence currently being offered. What I do believe is that Elon has not followed through with... Read More
This is how Big Tech techno-feudalism works. They're sooooooo predictable. Friends in California had warned me I was on the radar. On Twitter for only 6 months, and the number of followers rose too fast. I sent a written complaint. They replied they are reviewing the account. I don't expect any humans to be involved... Read More
Tesla’s “TecnoKing,” Elon Musk, reported Monday that he is the biggest shareholder in Twitter. He has a 9.2 percent, about four times Jack Dorsey’s share. Mr. Musk has hinted that Twitter needs to loosen up its censorship. He is also a Twitter board member, and promised “significant improvements.” If white advocates can express their views... Read More
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Like Westbrook Pegler, I’m a member of the rabble in good standing. So when I want to hang out with my kind, I click into the comboxes under my articles, or consider carefully emails about them. I did this after Unz.com reposted my VDARE.com piece on the Indians who control Big Tech, who have become... Read More
Russia is refusing to take out any infrastructure. The energy, water, and internet are still on. They’re trying not to make people mad, and they’re trying to not make it so a lot needs to be rebuilt when they install a new government. The Western media is saying that Russia is having a hard time.... Read More
It seems we may have reached the moment when it is time to say goodbye. It has been fun, educational and sometimes cathartic – for me at least. I hope you got something from our time together too. I am not going anywhere, of course. Not for now at least. I love to write. For... Read More
President Joe Biden issued a stark order to Big Tech this week: “I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets. Please deal with the misinformation and disinformation that's on your shows. It has to stop” [Remarks by President Biden at Virtual Meeting on Military Deployments Supporting Hospitals for the COVID-⁠19 Response,... Read More
Nothing has given me more respect for the social media site Gab than watching other people try to do what Andrew Torba has done. For many years, Gab was sort of a joke. Its reputation was as a cesspool of the Alt Right’s most socially dysfunctional elements — people who had not only been banned... Read More
On January 6, 2021, there was a riot at the Capitol. It was minor compared to those tolerated by government officials and reporters over the previous year. The real outrage was Ashli Babbitt’s death, but one year later, regime media don’t care about her. The same person wrote an article excusing the social media attack... Read More
Blinken-Bono cage match: where’s your money?
I found this quote in a Reuters article about the arrest of State Department-funded subversive revolutionary media agents in Hong Kong: I wrote a joke piece about the arrests yesterday. It is simply beyond the pale that the United States would have the nerve to accuse anyone of silencing an independent media. The only reason... Read More
American Renaissance and Jared Taylor are not allowed on Twitter. Neither our organization nor our founder ever violated the platform’s rules. Unfortunately, our lawsuit to reclaim our account failed. Mr. Taylor decided on a strategic retreat because another plaintiff would have a better chance of winning in the politically biased courts. Nonetheless, we will probably... Read More
Honestly, I always felt bad for @jack. I don’t think he really ever wanted to be a part of this weird shit. I think he was a normal old school Silicon Valley guy who believed in the original idea of the internet – which was that total freedom would inevitably lead to the best possible... Read More
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Nick Fuentes was always going to get banned from Twitter eventually. He’d managed to get the blue check back a long time ago, then managed to keep his optics close enough to the mainstream to keep from getting banned longer than anyone else. Still, every time he tweeted, it was dead man walking. The Hebrew... Read More
These Biden people have gone beyond the pale, and beyond parody. Twitter censored Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president. Nigeria responded by banning Twitter. The US government is now shilling Twitter talking points, claiming that stopping censorship is the real censorship. The State Department issued a statement demanding that Nigeria reverse the ban. “The United States condemns... Read More
I’m just glad someone in the world listens to me. (To be clear, I didn’t talk to the President Muhammed, but because I live in Nigeria, the government is familiar with the site.) CBS News: It just makes you want to punch a hole in the wall, doesn’t it? Twitter is literally being blocked because... Read More
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To Whom It May Concern, The DLive company has a very serious corporate crisis on its hands. I am a crisis management specialist, and an advocate of both free speech and cryptocurrency, and I would like to offer some advice which, based on your recent series of decisions, you are in desperate need of. Your... Read More
Civil War Heats Up
The opening salvo against red state America is the article of impeachment against President Trump introduced on January 11 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat Representatives David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, and Jamie Raskin. So much for Biden’s promise to “unify the country.” What is the intent of this article of impeachment? It cannot possibly... Read More
Anyone who believes locking President Donald Trump out of his social media accounts will serve as the first step on the path to healing the political divide in the United States is likely to be in for a bitter disappointment. The flaws in this reasoning need to be peeled away, like the layers of an... Read More
Last week’s massive social media purges – starting with President Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter and other outlets – was shocking and chilling, particularly to those of us who value free expression and the free exchange of ideas. The justifications given for the silencing of wide swaths of public opinion made no sense and the... Read More
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We live in Orwellian times in which "the narrative" is everything, and all facts must be bent, twisted, or omitted to serve it. This process has greatly accelerated in recent days, following the incident in Washington on January 6th, 2021, which is fast becoming the Reichstag Fire for the Big Tech leftists who are now... Read More
Big Tech’s moves to muscle President Donald Trump off social media have been heralded by some as victory. But a corporate-run state with politicians serving as mere figureheads amounts to the very fascism they claim to oppose. The smug, palpable air of ‘mission accomplished’ emanating from Facebook, Twitter and Google in the weeks after the... Read More
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High Tech Oligarchs threaten democracy
The current electoral campaign differs from that of 2016 in that the media, both conventional and online, has realized its power and has been openly playing a major role in what might well prove to be a victory across the board for the Democratic Party. At least that is the expectation, bolstered by a flood... Read More
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Yesterday, Twitter gave the New York Post the AmRen treatment. The right-leaning tabloid published a damning report about how Hunter Biden profited from his father’s influence, but Twitter users got this message if they clicked on the link. Potentially spammy or unsafe. Sure. This is the same message you get if you click on an... Read More
Earlier (2019): “I BEGGED PRESIDENT TRUMP TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT WAS TOO LATE!” Laura Loomer Appeals To Trump On Tech Totalitarianism (Which Also Threatens VDARE.com) Laura Loomer was right! She was deplatformed by Twitter and Big Tech but turned it into a central plank in her congressional run. However, even after she won the... Read More
Twitter’s action was remarkable show of power over Donald Trump and Republicans. The company can interfere in elections and Republicans won’t do anything. The GOP’s capitulation is humiliating. However, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey (@jack) went further. He recently gave $10 million to Dr. Ibram Kendi and the Center for Antiracist Research. Dr. Kendi’s... Read More
A few days ago I received this warning message from Twitter: “Hi Gilad Atzmon, Your account, @GiladAtzmon has been locked for violating the Twitter Rules. I was accused by this anti social network of “violating” their “rules against hateful conduct.” The message took me by surprise as hatred is foreign to me. In fact, I... Read More
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As you may know, in 2018 I and American Renaissance sued Twitter after it banned our accounts. After some initial successes, we lost on a couple of crucial rulings and decided not to appeal. Here is the story. In 2011, I started a Twitter account and American Renaissance set up a corporate account. In 2017,... Read More
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I’ve taught economics at Indiana University for some twenty-five years (after earlier positions at UCLA, the University of Chicago’s Business School, and Yale Law School), punctuated by sabbatical years visiting the University of Tokyo Economics Department, Oxford’s Nuffield College, Harvard Law School, and the Harvard Economics Department. Lauren Robel is the Provost of Indiana University-Bloomington... Read More
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Mnar Muhawesh speaks with journalist Daniel McAdams about being permanently banned from Twitter, social media censorship and more.
Americans, being an insouciant people, are unaware and unconcerned that their addiction to social media supports the Gestapo Police State. Both Twitter and Facebook are mechanisms by which the police state imposes censorship on Americans and casts aside the First Amendment. Social media is also used to isolate truth-tellers and to disappear dissidents who expose... Read More
TWICE HAVE the censors at Twitter kicked me off their anything-but-neutral platform. When these arbiters of right and wrong periodically block my Twitter account, visitors to the site will be greeted with a stark warning: “Caution. This account is temporary restricted.” The snowflakes will be forewarned of “some unusual activity on the account. Do you... Read More
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Elites cheer on attacks on children
A day off from school in January should be a happy occasion. Students pray for snow days. But Covington Catholic in Kentucky was closed on Tuesday, January 22, for a different reason: threats of violence. Young white men from Covington Catholic High School were in Washington, D.C., a few days earlier for the March for... Read More
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