It’s a virtual “flashflood” of democrat lies!

The lies and disingenuousness of the democrats keeps coming fast and furiously from every direction.

Honestly…, it’s getting hard to keep up.

Let’s take a look at what law-abiding Americans are having to deal with these days.

We have the FBI, the DOJ, and the mainstream media continuously looking the other way where Hunter Biden is concerned. Specifically regarding foreign money funneled to his family, information on his laptop, Hunter’s felony violations of gun laws, and his art money laundering scam.

We have the FBI, the DOJ, and the mainstream media refusing to acknowledge voting laws were ignored and broken during the 2020 election, and that very troubling voting irregularities are coming to light with these various vote audits.

We have the FBI, the DOJ, and the mainstream media continuously looking the other way where any fellow demonazi is concerned.

We have the Biden administration ignoring laws and making up their own laws regarding immigration at our southern border.

We have the whole “defund the police” movement, cash free bail (which lets criminals back out on the streets as soon as they’re arrested), and radical leftist district attorneys who refuse to prosecute any criminal behavior, which has resulted in making America a much more dangerous place to live.   

We have democrats accusing the republicans of trying to suppress the vote, while the exact opposite is true, while at the same the same time trying to tie republicans to “Jim Crow laws” (laws which legalized segregation by race), which were originally enacted by democrats, by the way!  Biden’s own home state of Delaware is much more restrictive, voting-wise, than either Texas or Georgia, which are the current targets of the democrats voting disingenuousness.

We have the CDC continuing to perpetrate flawed recommendations, while ignoring the science, and causing unimaginable mental and physical harm to the children of our country…, all while this is ignored by the mainstream media, of course.

We have educational institutions across the board, along with teacher’s unions, promoting that Critical Race Theory (CRT) become a part of their indoctrination process, which basically prejudges and assigns blame or victimhood based solely on the color of the students’ skin. The true definition of racism.

We have the whole Cuba situation now, and the Cuban people’s call for freedom and the end of their oppressive communist government, and the demonazis’ reaction to them. “What do you mean you don’t like communism?! You must be mistaken!”   

We have the federal government, specifically the Biden administration, working hand-in-hand with a private corporation (Facebook) to flag, suppress, and censor posts they deem as “misinformation.” From the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” I suppose the demonazis feel they can get around The Constitution by not actually passing laws that support their actions by just doing what they want, while the fake news media looks the other way.  

And, we have the democrats blaming anything and everything that happens in the world on climate change, except China, of course.

It sure hasn’t taken the demonazis long to try and impose their will on the American people.

It’s only been eight months or so since Illegitimate Joe was “elected.” I’m just hoping our country can make it until the next election, and that that election is conducted relatively fairly.    

 

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Brett Favre is right about being “woke.”

According to Shalise Manza Young, of Yahoo Sports, “Brett Favre’s bleating about politics in sports is rank with privilege, ignorance and hypocrisy.”

Brett Favre, of course, is the former NFL quarterback, and Hall of Famer, who played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings.

Before I start hammering you, regarding your idiotic comments, Shalise, are you related to Androgynous Pat?”  

Just wondering.  

Well, anyway, let’s get back to Shalise Manza Young’s comments.

“One of the things about being in this position is that you have to do your best to be fair. Journalism shouldn’t be a lack of objectivity, because that’s impossible; every human approaches a story through their lens, colored by their experiences. It should be about fairness.”

Wait, what?

Did she just say, “It should be about fairness?”

Fairness, yes…, and also peoples’ rights to have their own opinions.  

To wit: Writers love interview subjects who are fun, frank, even unpredictable. We want people to say what’s on their mind because it makes for better stories.”

It also makes it easier for you and your kind to beat people over the head you don’t agree with…, right Sharise?  

“But as a human being, seeing Brett Favre still bleating the same privileged, narrow-minded, anti-Black rhetoric makes my blood boil.”

How do you get “privileged, narrow-minded, anti-Black rhetoric” out of his “frank” opinion, which everyone has a right to, except in “Shariseland,” apparently?   

“In theory, journalists or not, we’re all supposed to be trying to do a better job listening to people with different opinions than us, so hushing someone should be verboten.”

Bingo!

“Racism isn’t a difference of opinion, though, like whether or not pineapple should be on pizza (answer: yes).”

Just for the record, that’s worse than racism in my opinion!

“Repeating myths that have been disproven time and again isn’t right or fair. Being a blatant hypocrite makes it worse.”

Well, I guess you oughta know, Sharise.

“So here we are.”

Truer words were never spoken.

“On Sunday, Favre made comments on a radio show once again lamenting players who don’t look like him using their right as free citizens to express their opinion and try to shine a light on the continued, often violent injustices faced by non-white, non-heterosexual, non-cisgendered people every day.”

Just to be clear, Favre never said anything about what the players looked like that he was talking about.  He only talked about the actions of certain players, without regard to the color of their skin.

The rest of it you just hung on him to suit your racist point of view.

“He called athletes kneeling during the anthem ‘a shame’ and wondered why ‘standing patriotically’ for a piece of fabric isn’t the great unifier he believes it should be.”

You’re the one crying about people not being able to use their right as free citizens to express their opinion…, but that doesn’t include Brett Favre I guess.

“He intimated once again that he doesn’t want politics in sports, as if politics haven’t been part of sports in this country for at least a century.”

As an avid sports fan most of my life, I really don’t recall politics being infused into sports that much, or at all, until the last few years.

I’m not sure where you’re getting your information from, Sharise.  I’m guessing you’re just making that up to fit your narrative, like most “reporters” do these days.    

“Favre said, ‘When I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game.’”

BINGO!

THANK YOU.  

“We should all patiently wait for Favre to produce video of an NFL player stopping a live game to discuss police brutality, the troubling racial disparities in maternal mortality, or the continued scourge of redlining and its impact on Black families.”

“Not a single one has. They’ve worn T-shirts during warmups and kneeled or raised fists during the pre-kickoff anthem. They’ve shared their perspectives after games or in the locker room on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, when the games were days away.”

“What Favre is saying is that he wants the politics he doesn’t agree with, and the concerns of Black players and their community, to not have to enter his consciousness. Because he, as a white man, does not have to care about their concerns.”

NO…, WHAT HE’S SAYING IS WHEN PEOPLE TUNE INTO A FOOTBALL GAME, OR WHATEVER GAME, THEY’RE TURNING IT ON FOR ENTERTAINMENT, AND AS AN ESCAPE FROM ALL OF THE CRAP IN THEIR LIVES, WHICH INCLUDES POLITICS AND POLITICAL TURMOIL. AND THAT INCLUDES FANS OF ALL RACES I BELIVE.

If we turn on a game and get smacked in the face with political issues of the day, then what’s the point? Where’s the escape. Where’s the entertainment?

There have been quite a few games, I’ve personally tuned into, that wanted me to watch some race related “lesson,” which I immediately turned off. 

Then, yes, we have to see t-shirts with political messages on them, and “victims” names on helmets and uniforms, along with “woke” messages on uniforms and on the fields and courts themselves.

I’m sorry, but many of us just want a break from all of this.  

If these sports don’t want to afford us this one luxury, then we’re out.  We’ll find something else to watch or do.  

Nobody begrudges an athlete’s right to be an activist for any cause, but please, do it on your own time, not your customers’ time.     

“If you want proof that is how Favre feels, look no further than his Oct. 30, 2020 tweet, when he told the world he’d be voting for Donald Trump in the coming election, listing ‘freedom of speech’ as one of the reasons why.”

There’s the reason for Sharise’s attack!

Brett Favre committed the ultimate sin of saying he supports Donald Trump!

“What’s more political — and hypocritical — than that?” She continues.  

“What’s more privileged than telling others to shut up to appease you?”

Like Maxine Waters did to Jim Jordan in that congressional hearing? 

Like that?

Like you said, “What’s more political — and hypocritical — than that?”

“Even the NFL, which isn’t exactly a beacon of equity and anti-racist behavior, has come out in support of the notion that Black lives matter and gave players the green light to protest during the anthem through commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement last summer and actions during the 2020 season.”

Yes…, by all means, let’s not fail to contribute to Black Lives Matter (BLM)! We wouldn’t want the founding Marxists of BLM to have to sacrifice any of their multi-million dollar homes, would we?

“Maybe he [Favre] would have understood a small fraction of what it means to be Black, why nearly every political decision made here for 400 years, before this was even America, has been made with our degradation and marginalization in mind. Maybe he would understand why players kneel.”

Your level of confusion is quite impressive, Shalise!

It’s not about understanding…, it’s about his and all of ours’ right to not give a sh*t…, at least for the few hours it takes to watch a game.

Please, don’t take out your racial, political, sexual or gender or whatever frustrations out on Brett Favre.

He’s allowed to feel however he wants to feel, and so is everyone else.  

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“Ministry of truth?!”

Are we living in a “Game of Thrones?!”

This just keeps getting better and better!

Please tell me more about this “Ministry of Truth!”

Brian Flood of Fox News reports that, “Media watchdogs [a dying breed] are shocked and appalled that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Congress is looking into media literacy initiatives, including a commission to help ‘rein in’ misinformation in the wake of last week’s deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol – and one critic slammed AOC’s suggestion as ‘wholly un-American.’”

Ya think?

“During a lengthy live stream on Instagram on Tuesday night, the leader of the so-called ‘Squad’ discussed the aftermath of the Capitol riot, how she feared for her life during the chaos and what needs to be done going forward.”

It has become quite apparent that the democrats plan on using the capitol riots as an excuse to implement more of their un-American ideas, much like they used the pandemic.

“At one point, Ocasio-Cortez read a question from a viewer who asked if there is discussion in Congress on ‘truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives’ to help with healing.”

What?

“Media literacy initiatives?” 

Who are these deranged and misguided people who are her viewers?

I’m sorry…, did I really just ask that?

Let’s just proceed. 

‘“I can say, there is absolutely a commission being discussed but it seems to be more investigatory, in style rather than truth and reconciliation, so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore, and I do think that several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up media literacy because that is a part of what happened here and we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,’ Ocasio-Cortez said.”

That would be great, Alexandria…, but I can’t see your “commission” reining-in CNN, MSNBC, or the Washington Post!

‘“Fox & Friends’ anchor Steve Doocy said he was ‘a little troubled’ by Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion and enlisted The Hill media columnist Joe Concha to help figure out who would decide what media gets reined in under the progressive lawmaker’s plan.”

‘“Let’s unpack this proposal.  She wants to basically establish a Ministry of Truth.  We’ve all read ‘1984’ and, you know, to determine what is truth and what is not. So, who sits on this committee exactly? Eric Swalwell? Adam Schiff? Because they seem to have some challenges when it comes to telling the truth,’ Concha said.”

I’m afraid many of our friends haven’t read ‘1984,’ Joe, but they definitely should.  It would help people recognize, more readily, what’s going on in our country today.    

‘“How does Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez define truth exactly? She was asked in a CNN interview, this was a couple of years ago after she was fact-checked on some very dubious claims, about those particular claims and she said, ‘People want to really blow up one figure here, or a word there, I would argue they are missing the forest for the trees, I think there is a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, semantically correct than being morally right,’ Concha said.”

‘“Oh, so it’s not about being factually correct, it’s what she sees as being right and wrong from a moral perspective,’ Concha continued. ‘Let’s say I want to argue against defunding the police or adding two states, which therefore would add four Democratic Senators, does that make me morally wrong and therefore do I have to testify before this committee? Am I pulled off the air? That’s the thing when you have a Democratically controlled Washington — Congress, Senate and White House – this sort of thing in terms of government regulating speech should stay in China, or stay in North Korea or, I don’t know, “1984.”’”

“Concha feels it’s ‘stunning’ that Ocasio-Cortez’s statement hasn’t received more attention [That’s because the democrat propaganda media doesn’t want to let this cat out of the bag just yet.].  But one person who took notice was conservative columnist David Harsanyi, who penned a New York Post opinion piece headlined, ‘AOC and other progressives have a new goal: Silence the press.’”

‘“Perhaps in the political systems favored by AOC, citizens are impelled to look to government for ultimate truth, but that’s not the case in the United States. At least, not yet. Here, the Constitution “reins in” Congress from intruding on the speech of citizens, journalists, or any private institutions, not the other way around,’ Harsanyi wrote.”

‘“We need only point to our media “fact-checkers,” journalists with political and ideological biases who have regularly, and arbitrarily, labeled completely debatable contentions as falsehoods, while either ignoring or justifying scores of other unsettled contentions,’ Harsanyi wrote. ‘Are these the arbiters of facts who will be manning the government commission appointed by those storied truthtellers in congress?’”

“He noted recent mainstream media and big tech gaffes, such as Twitter censoring damning stories related to Hunter Biden and endless promoting alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as an example of why the press shouldn’t sit on AOC’s hypothetical commission.”

Bingo!

‘“Has anyone ever proposed a truth commission to heal the nation from those wounds?’”

The answer to that would be “no.”

Or more appropriately, “of course not!”

‘“The less powerful would either be left to contour their speech to please the state’s factcheckers or be branded liars. The press should be challenging those in power, not obsequiously trying to earn gold stars from unelected bureaucrats on a state-run committee,’ Harsanyi continued in the scathing column.”

Well said, Harsanyi.

‘“It’s just creepy, not to mention wholly un-American, for an elected official to advocate the state as adjudicator of veracity of our political speech. It’s also crassly hypocritical. If anyone could use a truth commission, it’s Congress,’ he concluded.”

Here, here!!!

“Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce also blasted Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion that the free press needs to be reined in.”

‘“When she was talking about media literacy I thought she was talking about herself and about the Democrats in general. Look, they’ve already got the commission, it’s called the legacy media,’ Bruce said Thursday on ‘Fox & Friends.’”

‘“They already obey… they’re an arm of the Democratic Party,’ Bruce said. ‘What they’re talking about are dissenters, talking about arguments like this… a conversation that critiques and dissents within the framework of what they’re doing but it also exposes, doesn’t it, the idea of the power that they think they have.’”

“Bruce said Democrats should be keeping Americans safe from foreign adversaries, in addition to helping slow the spread of coronavirus, but instead they worry about controlling what people are allowed to say.”

‘“They’re down at their little desks looking at what it is they can do to control the conversations in the United States,’ Bruce said. ‘Considering what we’ve just been through, and the imperative of transparency, we need more conversation. We need more openness, and of course the American people… know very well what they want to hear, what’s good, what’s not good, but it also presumes… that the American people are babies, that they need to be controlled by government.’”

“The office of Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

They didn’t “immediately respond,” nor will they ever respond.

I’m sure they want to “rein in” any potential “misinformation,” like what AOC actually said.

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Are you kidding us, Twitter?!

Andrew Mark Miller, Social Media Producer for The Washington Examiner, repots that, “Twitter condemns Uganda for blocking social media apps and censoring internet before key election.”

You have to be kidding us!

You have to be kidding us, right, Twitter?!

Well, apparently not.  

“Twitter [and their goofy CEO, Jack Dorsey] is openly condemning internet service providers blocking social media apps in the run-up to an election in Uganda, as it takes criticism for alleged censorship on its own platform.”

“Alleged?!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

There is NOTHING “alleged” about Twitter’s censorship leading up to the 2020 presidential election in the United States.

NOTHING!!!

Let’s just get that straight. 

‘“Ahead of the Ugandan election, we’re hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps,’ the social media giant posted in a statement on Tuesday.”

‘“We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet,’ the statement continued.”

“The company argued that ‘access to information and freedom of expression, including the public conversation on Twitter, is never more important than during democratic processes, particularly elections.’”

Please don’t tell us you read what you wrote to the Ugandan government, and then sent it to them anyway with a clear conscience.

Please don’t try and tell us that you actually believe what you wrote there.

YOU CANNOT BE ANYMORE HYPOCRITICAL OR DISINGENUOS THAT TWITTER WAS IN ITS STATEMENT TO UGANDA!

I’ll say it again…, YOU CANNOT BE ANYMORE HYPOCRITICAL OR DISINGENUOS THAT TWITTER WAS IN ITS STATEMENT TO UGANDA!

“Last year, Twitter was widely criticized for censorship on its platform, including the spiking of a bombshell New York Post story on President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s business dealings [with The Ukraine, Russia and China].

“In recent weeks, the social media platform was slammed by conservatives after the company permanently banned President Trump and appeared to purge tens of thousands of followers from many prominent conservative accounts.”

And Twitter said that, “access to information and freedom of expression, including the public conversation on Twitter, is never more important than during democratic processes, particularly elections.”

AHHHHHHHH!!!

C’MON, TWITTER! 

And, again…, YOU CANNOT BE ANYMORE HYPOCRITICAL OR DISINGENUOS THAN IN YOUR STATEMENT TO UGANDA!

You just can’t be.

“Conservatives on Twitter quickly blasted the social media company in response to the Uganda statement.”

‘“Are there no mirrors at twitter,’ Blaze social media editor Jessica O’Donnell tweeted.”

‘“You don’t say…’ Spectator USA contributor Stephen L. Miller sarcastically responded.”

And, ‘“What kind of monsters would block the right to free speech!!!’ policy writer and commentator Anuraag Saxena tweeted. ‘Oh wait!’”

“Twitter declined to answer a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.”

That’s odd.

“Uganda has banned social media and stepped up security days before the presidential election between President Yoweri Museveni and his challenger Bobi Wine [Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu]. Museveni apologized for the move but claimed he had ‘no choice’ after Facebook removed several posts supporting his party.”

I guess censorship deserves to be censored!

How can you argue with that?!

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“Liberals” aren’t liberal anymore!

Please refer to my blog, published November 6, 2017, “O True Liberals, True Liberals, wherefore art thou True Liberals?”

https://mrericksonrules.com/2017/11/06/o-true-liberals-true-liberals-wherefore-art-thou-true-liberals/

I guess I was a little bit ahead of my time.

Yes, it’s true…, “liberals” aren’t the real “liberals” anymore.

And they haven’t been for a while.  

In a strange reversal of roles, the “conservatives” have become the new “liberals!”

Don’t believe me?

Well, let’s take a look at what’s been happening in our country.

In recent years, it is the democrats, the former liberals, who have been quashing freedom of speech and freedom of thought, at what had previously been the most liberal places in our country, our colleges and universities!

The supposed places of “higher learning!”

It is the democrats, the former liberals, who have, and who are continuing to hijack our language.

Jim Harbison of the Las Cruces Sun-News, says, “We now live in a Wikipedia society — where anyone can change the meaning of a word to satisfy some misguided or politically correct social engineering goal. Progressives have become masters of vocabulary manipulation and are constantly changing the traditional meaning of words to fit their political agenda.”

“They have co-opted the meaning of words to deceive the uninformed, uneducated and apathetic public. This is not a new concept and it has been in practice for decades. It has, however, become a more prominent tactic of the political left in recent years.”

“In the 1990s, President Clinton famously defended his conduct with Monica Lewinski by stating ‘It depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.’ I think most people who completed high school English commonly understood the definition of the word to be the third-person singular present tense of the English language verb ‘to be.’ Its meaning was clear to everyone except the Democrats.”

“Liberals [the former liberals] have hijacked many words. For example, the word gay originally meant feelings of being ‘carefree’ or ‘happy.’ Now the most commonly accepted use of the word gay primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual.”

“The term illegal immigration is no longer politically acceptable because it might reflect negatively upon some poor, misunderstood ‘migrant’ who entered the United States illegally seeking a better life. The liberal [formerly liberal] left now identifies them as undocumented immigrants, and sometimes called unregistered Democrats.”

“Even the concept and word ‘taxes’ has not gone unchanged. The government now prefers to call taxes ‘revenue enhancements,’ welfare or public assistance is now ‘entitlements,’ and hunger is now ‘food insecurity.’ Racism is no longer based on religion, color, creed but on political orientation, and anyone who challenges the liberal left’s agenda is branded a ‘racist.’”

We are also not supposed to use the gender specific terms, man, woman, mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, or grandfather anymore.

It is the democrats, the former liberals, who are the purveyors of widespread censorship in our country.

We are seeing examples of this by democrat held companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Apple, just to name a few.

I have experienced the wrath of Google and Facebook myself, on numerous occasions.  

And now our own government is even getting in on the act, attempting to silence any potential opposition to their agenda.

We have even heard democrats call for “reeducation camps” now, for those in opposition to their madness!

It’s actually kind of scary.

Yes, my friends…, the tables have definitely turned, and I am more than happy to assume the title of “liberal” now.

So, now when you hear these democrat, neo-fascist, socialists, communists, and Nazis in waiting referred to as “liberals,” you will know who the real “liberals” are.   

It is my hope that someday, my children, their children, and their children’s children will be able to look back on what this “liberal” stood for…, true American freedom and true American liberty, and be proud of this old man.  

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Calling all patriots!

It’s time to fight back against Google, Facebook and Twitter.

These applications have undoubtedly become unapologetic propaganda arms for the democrats.

They even stooped to trying to influence the election…, which they did.

But we don’t have to be bound to them.

Their disgusting behavior is not a fate we have to accept.

This is not OK.   

It’s time for people who value their freedom, along with their First Amendment rights, to ditch these anti-American, social media manipulators for some much better options.

I wonder what the reaction would be on Wall Street if each of these applications lost million users within a couple of months?

I’m not sure, but I’d sure like the chance to find out!  

I say let the liberals censor each other as much as they want.

Let them continue to propagate their lies to each other to their heart’s content.

But me, I’m checking out.

I’ve been put in “Facebook jail” and censored for the last time.

I refuse to let them and their armies of little Nazis impose their censorship, their “fact checking” and “community values” and “community standards” on my voice any longer.

We are dangerously close to the type of media control we see in Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, etc., with our own “deep state” controlled media and the recent social media censorship. 

   

How many times have you wished there were conservative alternatives to these fascist organizations?

Well, the good news is there are!

Instead of Google, try using 4conservative.com or 4search.com.

And instead of Twitter or Facebook, try using Parler.com.

According to Chris Ciacciaof FOXBusiness, “In the wake of the presidential election, the social media app Parler topped Apple’s App Store for the first time over the weekend.”

“In an email to FOX Business, research firm Apptopia said downloads for the ‘non-biased, free speech’ platform topped 310,000 over the past week, with the peak starting on Nov. 6. In the week prior, the app had been downloaded just over 150,000 times.”

“Earlier this month, Parler CEO John Matze criticized what he described as Twitter and Facebook censorship surrounding the election, saying that the companies had ‘gone too far.”  He added that his app was ‘free of editorial bullies trying to tell you what to think.’”

The sooner we free ourselves from Google, Facebook and Twitter, the better we’ll feel, and the better off we’ll all be.

The next thing you know they’ll be recording our phone conversations and monitoring those for unacceptable speech.

Oh wait…, I forgot they already do record our conversations!

They just haven’t gotten to the point where we receive warnings in the mail or something about our unacceptable speech which they have detected!

Just wait…, it’s coming folks.

It’s coming.   

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Google is a gaggle of fascists.

As just a reminder, fascism is a form of authoritarianism characterized by forcible suppression of the opposition, as well as having a desire to control society and the economy.

You be the judge if Google is operating from a fascist platform or not.

Dan Gainor, of TechWatch, reports for Fox News, “If you wanted an example of the worst abuses of Big Tech and leftist journalism, Google and NBC teamed up this week to deliver one.”

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“NBC and Google try to censor [are censoring] conservative websites, endangering free expression.”

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“An openly leftist NBC staffer based in the United Kingdom worked hand-in-hand with a foreign advocacy group to attack two conservative news organizations in the United States. And Google did its best to help them.”

“NBC reporter Adele-Momoko Fraser, employed at the scary-sounding ‘Verification Center,’ worked with the Center for Countering Digital Hate [CCDH]. CCDH is a British operation that claims it ‘seeks to disrupt the architecture of online hate and misinformation.’ ​Together, they tried to financially ruin The Federalist and ZeroHedge.”

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“Fraser and CCDH tried to silence their political opponents with a presidential election less than five months away.  Remember all the media hype about foreign involvement in our elections?  In fact, the anti-Trump media never really cared. They just wanted foreign involvement on their side.”

“Initially, NBC News claimed that Google had ‘banned’ The Federalist and ZeroHedge from its ad platform for the crime of ‘pushing unsubstantiated claims’ about Black Lives Matter.”

Were these “claims” “unsubstantiated” or incompatible with their narrative?

“NBC cited a Google spokesperson as saying the company has policies that ‘explicitly prohibit derogatory content that promotes hatred, intolerance, violence or discrimination based on race from monetizing.’”

I would say they are prohibiting content that may be derogatory, but which are simply stating the truth.

“An article on the NBC website went to claim that both sites had been demonetized, but Google backed off its attacks on The Federalist. For now.”

“The ‘reporter’ was thrilled and thanked CCDH and its sister group ‘for their hard work and collaboration [I would use the word “complicitness”].’ Just in case you thought she was neutral, she even added the Black Lives Matter hashtag. She later deleted that, but the Internet is forever. Just like her bias.”

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“She wasn’t the only one celebrating. Imran Ahmed, CCDH founder and CEO, was ‘delighted’ and tweeted out the article, calling it his organization’s ‘biggest win ever.’”

“CCDH isn’t done by a long shot. The group is ‘calling on advertisers to blacklist these 10, U.S-based, racist Fake News sites.’ The list includes The Federalist and ZeroHedge, along with Breitbart, American Thinker and WND. If leftists like Ahmed have their way, conservatives won’t be allowed to post anywhere online.”

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Who does Google think it is?

Google doesn’t control the internet…, they are merely a search engine utilizing the web.

“Remember that the next time so-called journalism professionals whine about press freedom. Or even complain about the Hollywood blacklist. Leftists now are the new McCarthyites.”

A “McCarthyite” is someone who employs practices that endorses the use of unfair allegations and investigations.

McCarthyism was a vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950–54. Many of the accused were blacklisted or lost their jobs, although most did not in fact belong to the Communist Party.”

Today’s “McCarthyite” attacks those who dare to disagree with their Marxist/socialist/communist platform.

“The censorship caused an uproar, especially since it landed right in the middle of both federal and congressional debate about reining in the power of Big Tech companies.”

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“Google wasn’t subtle. It showed the world that it has too much control over our lives and that the most powerful company on Earth is also an enemy of the very freedoms that protect it.”

Well said.

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“Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was one of several members of Congress to criticize Google. He sent a letter to the company saying its actions raised ‘serious concerns that Google is abusing its monopoly power in an effort to censor political speech with which it disagrees.’”

It is my belief that MrEricksonRules.com has been a victim of this censorship as well.

Those of you familiar with my site can understand Google wanting to censor me.

I deal with trumpeting the truth, and exposing those who attempt to hide and pervert it.

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Based on the statistics provided by my website provider, it is pretty obvious that web searches have been directed away from my website, especially within the US, even though I pay Google to help promote my website!

This would constitute fraud as well as censorship, wouldn’t it?

I have contacted Google Ads regarding this situation, but have not received any communication back as of yet.

What a surprise.

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Isn’t it time to deal with this monopoly?

The government broke up “The” phone company at one point.

The only problem is that many of our politicians like Google being able to censor the internet in their favor, even though it is contrary to our Constitutional rights.

“The co-founders of The Federalist, Ben Domenech and Sean Davis, wrote in The Wall Street Journal: ‘The episode illustrates how dangerous the combination of partisan media and monopolistic tech companies is to America.’”

“They couldn’t be more right. Since this incident occurred, Facebook took down some ads for President Trump on its site, once more bowing to the leftists inside and outside its company.”

“It was also revealed that Twitter had tried to pressure Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and threatened to shut down his account ‘permanently.’”

“Cotton had gotten in trouble with Twitter over the use of the words ‘No quarter for insurrectionists, anarchists, rioters, and looters.’ If America is to survive as a free nation, then we might modify Cotton’s statement: ‘No quarter for censorship.’”

How dare he oppose “insurrectionists, anarchists, rioters, and looters!”

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“In practical terms, that means Big Tech and its leftist activist buddies in the news media have made it clear they don’t believe in free speech or free press for any that oppose them. They have made it clear they don’t want a free election this year or any time after. They have made it clear they are at war with the very nation that protects the freedoms they have used to become so powerful.”

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“So now the big question: Are we going to let them get away with it?”

If Sleepy Joe wins in November, this will just become standard operating procedure.

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Liberals like everything to be free…, except thought and speech!  

The First Amendment to The Constitution guarantees our freedom of speech.  If our freedom of speech is guaranteed, then by default our freedom of thought and beliefs are also protected, since our speech is just a verbalization of our thoughts.

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We may not like or agree with other people, but we must allow them to exist and say what they want, and vice versa.

For example…, The KKK and The Nazi Party are generally disliked, but they must be allowed to exist. The same could be said about Pro-life supporters versus Pro-Abortion supporters, depending on your stance here.

In America, we are allowed to dislike or hate whoever we want and for whatever reason(s).

Just as we are allowed to like or approve of whoever we want for whatever reason(s), or for no reason at all.

Racism is the latest inexcusable social infraction du jour…, but there are many forms of discrimination and -isms we all face every day regarding:

Ethnic culture.

Religion.

Geographic origins.

Current Geographic situation.

Wealth.

Politics.

Gender.

Sexual preferences.

And Education…, just to name a few.

Expressing unacceptable beliefs, in any of these areas, as determined by the liberal speech and thought police, can be detrimental to your livelihood, and social freedoms, like losing your job, being boycotted, and being harassed and even assaulted in public.

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And many of these “belief infractions” are not even close to radical in nature.

Take the latest liberal hissy fit, for instance, regarding professional football player, Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints.

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According to Ryan Gaydos of Fox News, “Drew Brees created an uproar Wednesday when he defended his stance against players kneeling during the national anthem…”

“While Brees was getting hammered from the likes of LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers, former wide receiver Joe Horn told ‘The Athletic’ that people like the Los Angeles Lakers superstar should get to know Brees first before making any decision.”

‘“People should not be throwing Drew Brees under the bus, and they definitely need to pump the brakes on labeling him a racist,’ Horn said. ‘I know Drew Brees. Drew has done a lot to help black families and the black community in New Orleans. If Drew Brees didn’t love black families and low-income families he wouldn’t have helped the way he has over the years. People that are criticizing him like LeBron James and other celebrities don’t know him. They need to check his resume.”

I’m sorry, Joe, but don’t you know what you say is way more meaningful than what you actually do these days?

Where you been, man?

‘“I love my race. And I love New Orleans to death. But I know Drew Brees. And Drew is a good person. And until you have walked beside him and gotten to know him, his wife and family, you definitely have to give him a pass on this one and allow Drew a chance to think about what he said and come back and make this right. And I know he will.’”

“I love my race?”

I’m sorry, again, but I can’t even relate to what that means.

Good for you though, I guess.

And you think Drew will “think about what he said and come back and make this right?”

Make what right?

Even the people defending Drew Brees are misguided, confused and displaying their own level of racism.

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“He was reacting to [LeBron] James’ comments on Twitter which read, ‘WOW MAN!! Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap [Colin Kaepernick] was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of and our soldiers (men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those.’”

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Here’s an idea SheBron…, why don’t you quit crying, put your big boy pants on and realize everyone has a right to their own beliefs and their own opinions. We don’t need you to tell us what we need to understand either.

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Personally, I don’t believe someone who plays a game for a living should be paid like they won the lottery every year…, but hey, that’s just me.

“Marcus Davenport, who is currently Brees’ teammate, tweeted his defense of the quarterback.”

‘“Drew wasn’t talking about the current protest, the riots or really anything besides HIS feelings on kneeling during the National Anthem,’ Davenport wrote. ‘He even explained what they were, the basis and that he actually stands with us. Do we have to entirely agree with him, no.’”

You better watch it, Marcus…, because OH, YES HE DOES have to agree with EVERYTHING the left professes!

I’m sure we’ll be seeing Marcus issuing a clarification of his remarks very soon, if he hasn’t already done so.  That goes for Drew Brees as well.

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“Brees told Yahoo Finance that he would never agree with players protesting during the national anthem.”

‘“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,’ he said.”

‘“I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps. Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So, every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about,’ he said.”

‘“And in many cases, that brings me to tears, thinking about all that has been sacrificed. Not just those in the military, but for that matter, those throughout the civil rights movements of the ‘60s, and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point. And is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not. We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together, we can all do better and that we are all part of the solution.’”

This Drew Brees just sounds like such a terribly insensitive racist, doesn’t he?

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These protesters can try and explain their protests anyway they want, but that doesn’t stop anyone from feeling how they feel about their protests, and that is their right.

You have the right to protest anyway you like, and I have the right to not like it.

You have the right to dislike anything I say, but you don’t have the right to silence me, nor I you.

That’s it.

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President Trump is absolutely right…, AGAIN!

According to Brian Flood of Fox News, “[President] Trump says America would be better off without the ‘CNNs of the world’ after fiery news conference.”

“President Trump ended Wednesday’s White House joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö by taking a shot at CNN.”

‘“The United States is a great democracy… and if the press were straight and honest, and forthright and tough, we would be a far greater nation,’ Trump said.”

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Can anyone possibly argue the validity of that statement?

Can anyone possibly argue the correctness of that statement?

It is now commonly acknowledged that our “press” has a definite liberal bias.

It has also become apparent, particularly within the last five to ten years, that the “press” has gone beyond being bias to promoting the liberal narrative of the moment.

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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press….”

The founders of our country saw “the press” as an important component towards a healthy government and a healthy democracy.

According to Eugene Volokh and Gary T. Schwartz, Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, for the Heritage.org website, “

This writing by the First Continental Congress in 1774, says, “The last right we shall mention regards the freedom of the press. The importance of this consists, besides the advancement of truth, science, morality, and arts in general, in its diffusion of liberal sentiments on the administration of Government, its ready communication of thoughts between subjects, and its consequential promotion of union among them, whereby oppressive officers are shamed or intimidated into more honorable and just modes of conducting affairs.”

So what are reasonable or accepted journalistic standards?

While various codes may have some differences, most share common elements including the principles of truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability, as these apply to the acquisition of newsworthy information and its subsequent dissemination to the public.

“…public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.”

It is not “the job” of “the press” to be oppositional or propositional.

So, again I ask, can anyone possibly argue the validity of President Trump’s statement?  Can anyone possibly argue the correctness of President Trump’s statement?

Apparently it is “the press” itself who is ready to argue The President’s point.

Again, President Trump commented “The United States is a great democracy… and if the press were straight and honest, and forthright and tough, we would be a far greater nation.”

No sooner had the words left President Trump’s mouth, a male voice from somewhere in the room shouted, “We are, Mr. President!”

“A source inside the room told Fox News the person who shouted was CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.”

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“Trump’s retort? ‘We would be far greater when we don’t have the CNNs of the world, who are corrupt people.’”

“Trump then thanked the attendees and walked off.”

“CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

And don’t hold your breath waiting either.

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In this instance, it is safe to use Jim Acosta as an example of how not to behave if you aspire to be a credible journalist.

Instead of recording and reporting, we have Jim Acosta choosing to interject himself into the story.

Again…, Acosta is an example of how not to behave if you aspire to be a credible journalist.

It also seems that CNN played right along…, demonstrating exactly what The President was referring to…, and making his point for him.

WINNING!

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I’m offended by you always being offended!

Extra!  Extra!  Read all about it!  America is still a “free” country!

We have freedom of speech here.

We have freedom of expression here.

I am free to be whatever I want or say whatever I want or think whatever I want and you have the right not to like it and vice versa.

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You can choose to be offended all you want, and I have the right not to care and vice versa.

In the case I’m looking at here, a Kentucky BBQ restaurant is being attacked for “LGBTQ” shirts they are selling that have been deemed “offensive” by some.

In many places around the country, LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.”  On the other hand, many people don’t know what LGBTQ means, and they don’t really care.

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According to Anna Hopkins for Fox News, “A Kentucky barbecue joint is facing serious blowback after some of their merchandise has been deemed inappropriate and offensive to the LGBTQ community.”

“Belle’s Smoking BBQ, which operates out of a food truck based in Williamstown, Ky., promoted their new t-shirts on social media this week, which are emblazoned with the slogan, ‘I support LGBTQ – Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ.’”

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“Many were quick to respond …, calling the misappropriation of the ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer’ slogan bigoted and harmful.”

Unless I’m mistaken, and from what I was able to learn, I’m not, the LGBTQ acronym is not legally trademarked.  This means anybody is free to use that acronym any way they want…, have it mean anything they want…, and have it stand for anything they want.

As much as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community wants to believe they own that acronym…, they don’t.

‘“I posted the shirt for new swag and it just went out of hand and it got blowed up,’ Belle’s Smoking BBQ owner Jamie Smith told Fox 19.  He added that even before advertising the shirts on Facebook, he had sold about 100 of the shirts.”

“After the post went viral and was inundated with negative comments, Belle’s Smoking BBQ removed it from Facebook and issued a statement apologizing, but also arguing that some individuals were behaving hypocritically by calling their shirts hateful while also making threats to the owners.”

‘“Belle’s Smoking BBQ apologizes if we have offended any groups, organizations or individuals with our shirts,’ the statement began.”

‘“We respect all beliefs and lifestyles and want no ill will towards anyone. We know each person has their own thoughts and beliefs but we are hurt that the people who are saying, “stop the hate” are the ones coming at us with the harassing messages and threatening phone calls. Again we apologize for any hurt feelings and thank our supporters who truly know us.’”

The only people who have to worry about public opinion are politicians and businesses.  Hence the apology.

But the bottom line with all of this “being offended” stuff is we can never make everyone happy.  Someone is always going to find a reason to be offended…, about something…, even if it’s just one out of a million.

Case in point from a recent headline:

“LGBTQ GROUPS CONDEMN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CAMPAIGN TO END CRIMINALIZATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY WORLDWIDE AS STUNT”

What!?

Yes…, “LGBTQ GROUPS CONDEMN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CAMPAIGN TO END CRIMINALIZATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY WORLDWIDE AS STUNT”

According to Hollie McKay for Fox News, “The Trump administration, spearheaded by the openly gay U.S Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, announced a new initiative aimed at bringing an end to the criminalization of homosexuality worldwide.”

“Wow,” you might say…, that’s a pretty noble initiative by President Trump and his administration.

“On January 10 in the southwestern Iranian city of Kazeroon, a 31-year-old man was publicly hanged, according to state-run media, after being found in guilty of the ultimate crime: homosexuality.”

“The man, whose identity was not released, was just one of more than 6,000 alleged to have been executed under the Islamic republic’s Sharia penal system. What’s more, Iran is just one of 73 countries where homosexuality is criminalized, and one of eight nations, alongside Afghanistan, Brunei, Mauritania, Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Somalia, where it is classified as an offense punishable by death.”

‘“The United States continues to work to protect and defend human rights for all. Governments have an obligation to ensure that all people can freely enjoy the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms to which they are entitled,’ a State Department spokesperson told Fox News this week. ‘Working to advance longstanding U.S. policy around human rights is the kind of work our Ambassadors do all around the world every day.’”

So what kind of problem could the LGBTQ community in The United States have with this type of initiative you might ask?  What would cause them to label the initiative as a “stunt?”

“The initiative has in large part not been praised my many gay, lesbian and transgender rights groups and activists in the United States, and has actually been met with considerable backlash and skepticism.”

“Jeremy Kadden, Senior International Policy Advocate for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization in the country, told Fox News: ‘If this commitment is real, we have a lot of questions about their intentions and commitments, and are eager to see what proof and action will follow.’”

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“James Esseks, Director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project also censured the initiative. ‘Any talk from the Trump administration about improving life for LGBTQ people in other countries will ring hollow for the millions of LGBTQ people in America who have been under attack by this administration from day one,’ he stressed. ‘If the Trump administration wants to reduce the very real violence and discrimination faced by LGBTQ people, it should start at home by ensuring LGBTQ people are protected by our nation’s civil rights laws.’”

And Tarah Demant, Director of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity Program at Amnesty International pointed out that ‘Amnesty stands with activists calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality,’ but said they were concerned that key LGBT groups in the United States were not invited to the Grenell-led summit to kick of the campaign in Berlin this month.”

Oh, I get it now.  The anointed LGBTQ keepers of the discrimination “holy grail” were not paid proper homage to.

As usual with liberals…, it’s more about what is said than what is actually done.  The fact that this may actually help LGBTQ people around the world doesn’t really matter.  What only matters to these people is that they keep their cottage industry of being offended alive in order to justify their own existence.

Some members of the media and policy experts “view the vilifying of the campaign with collective frustration.”

‘“The left, and many on the right, have expressed concern about the harsh penalties for homosexuality in other nations for an extremely long time,’ noted Adam Weiss, CEO of AMW, a public relations firm. ‘President Trump is constantly hit with a barrage of baseless claims that he is harmful to the LGBT community, but this effort could potentially save many lives around the globe. Even when he is helping, they insist that he is hurting. It’s madness.’”

“According to Dan Gainor, VP of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, ‘it’s a case of being damned if you do and damned if you do not.’”

“You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.” – Abraham Lincoln

On a side note…, a new “app” has been developed that identifies restaurants and businesses that are safe for conservatives to visit.

Think about that for a minute.

Have they needed an app that identifies restaurants and businesses that are safe for LGBTQ individuals to visit?

Just sayin’.

 

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