First, they binge on their hate and victimhood, and then they purge all those whom have offended. Why? Because words are now weapons, and thoughts are criminal……unless you’re in the right group, or groupthink, that is. Otherwise, you will be harangued, harassed, blocked, banned, or worse. Like in the case of Jeremy Hambly, a successful YouTube personality and commentator that recently attended GenCon 2018 ( a national gaming conference ) only to be ambushed and beaten for not towing the Social Justice Warrior line in his many videos. Or the now infamous Alex Jones and his news site Infowars, not only blocked on various platforms like YouTube and Facebook, but also pulled from comments providers like DisQus, internet radio apps like Spotify, Apple, TuneIn and beyond…..all within 24 hours. In fact, the very internet infrastructure that most take for granted……email, video hosting and posting, have now been denied to Jones. This author has personally been limited and shadowbanned as well, especially by Facebook and Twitter, who classify all whom do not agree with the “Dazi” (Progressive/Identity Politics/Social Justice/Demo-Socialist) agenda as mortal enemies.
“So what? It’s doesn’t affect me.”…..Well, actually, it does. What defines what is “news” anyway? If CNN, NBC, ABC, and all of their cable off-shoots are news, why isn’t InfoWars? Why isn’t this site? For a long time there was at least the pretension of objective news. When it was three channels and a couple of UHF’s, the lefty-progs who delivered the news made an effort – though not a heroic one- to mask their collective ideology and “report the facts”. Do you believe that’s the case now? If you do, I grieve for you and the loss of your critical thinking skills. The “news” is now a product made to sell you, sway you, and entertain you. Discerning truth from opinion is more difficult than ever. It’s a bit like watching movies, really. If you know nothing of film production or critical reviewing ( Thanks to RedLetterMedia.com for ruining my entertainment consumption, by the way ), then the illusion is complete and enjoyable. If, on the other hand, you learn to spot the re-used tropes, plot holes, and cheap gags employed by filmmakers it is an entirely different experience….and often not for the better. I would strongly urge anyone reading this to take a critical eye to the “news” presented to you, if you’re not already, because it will also be a totally different experience….and again, often not for the better. With that mode of thinking employed, I ask you…….whom should decide what you should see or hear…you? Congress? The CEO’s located within a few square miles of California where Big Tech resides? If you didn’t guess right the first time, I’ll help….the correct answer is YOU.
The Media sets the stage for much of our society. Hollywood and Entertainment Inc. then follow suit with promoting progressive leftism. It might be the other way around, but the results are the same. Discrimination, racism and hate are running rampant, and not in the delusional way people like Rob Reiner and Rosie O’Donnell think. If you are a Trump voter, or even just a normal non-political person that is tired of the hypocrisy of social justice and the progressive left, you are a target. You can now be deemed an “unperson”, denied access to society, and assaulted and attacked. You can be barred from participating in the free flow of information and thought. In the past two years the rhetoric from the Controllers-Of-Culture has gone from zero to insanity. For a serious number of idiots out there, the call to mob violence is now completely justified….because their devoted and approved sources tell them they are righteous in their dumb and angry indignation. For these people, there is no objective self-awareness or knowledge of their own extreme hypocrisy. They are completely blind to the plot holes in the narrative that has been fed to them, so it’s easy to demonize “the other”.
The results of the intellectual fascism in our society is on display all around you. If those that are in control of culture can ban speech, ban access to speech and information, and sanction assault on those that they disagree with, what will be the result? If well-known people…..like Alex Jones and InfoWars, can be effectively silenced and exiled, and others – like Jeremy Hambly – can be attacked without repercussions for the perpetrators, what chance do you have?
Things are rapidly coming to a head. There are now two easily identified systems of justice and standards applied – racism is okay if you’re talking about Whitey, collusion with foreign agents and governments while spying on American citizens is cool if you worked for Barack, discrimination, censorship and digital book-burning is totally awesome if you’re a Prog, and violently assaulting people because they say words you don’t like or have ideas you disagree with is the Bee’s Knees. All of this has a definable goal……to shut you up and make you afraid. One commenter on Twitter said ” Don’t listen to this guy ( me ) you’ll just end up banned too”….well, I’m glad that coward wasn’t storming Normandy Beach in World War 2, aren’t you? If you care about avoiding, at worst , a second civil war, and at best a complete and total end to free access to information and the expectation of public safety – then it’s time to stand up and say something. That means speaking out and demanding a return to sane and civil public discourse, as well as uniting with others whom share your concerns. Otherwise you can sit, wait, and look forward to a yellow armband and a one-way train ride.
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
― George Orwell, 1984