YouTuber David Rubin is leaving the crowdfunding site Patreon, after Patreon unveiled its bizarre new ‘hate speech’ policy.” Rubin spoke to Tucker Carlson about his plans to launch his own version of the online donation site.
This is all well and good—but will Rubin allow true freedom on his business, or is the Rubin venture to be reserved only for an acceptable range of expression? Will Rubin allow Richard Spencer, for example, to transact on his site? That would be a real measure of freedom.
But any time the truly great Tucker has the likes of Dave Rubin on; it’s time to stop listening. Rubin is interchangeable with other, standard issue, left-leaning Republicans or right-leaning Democrats.
If this is his usual white noise, it might just turn out to be a safer version of Patreon, reserved for establishment Republicans and slightly off-beat, but acceptably, others.
The Emptiness of #DaveRubin | 1791: "The question of why social media corporations would target his show never seems to occur to Rubin, [when] most disagreements on his show are about mundane political trivialities: tax policy, regulation." https://t.co/KdQfaLTjqm
This is no laughing matter. Libertarian theory has not kept up with the rise of mini-states within The State, NAMELY Google, Facebook and the rest of Deep Tech, which, in cahoots with a wing of the duopoly, work to subvert, marginalize and besmirch tens of millions of ordinary American citizens.
This is bigger than Soros’ thoroughly American operations overseas (spreading democracy), targeting and subverting nation-states outside the US.
Google’s resolve to activate its “Google’s policy team in DC” to pass its progressive globalist causes dwarfs Russia’s puny Facebook presence.
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh is an idiot.
Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott is an idiot.
Ditto Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina.
Don’t know what’s up with Philip Van Cleave, the Virginian who heads a citizen’s self-defense league. But nobody would exhibit stupidity for the sake of politeness. His dumbness might just be a natural state.
Lobbyist Larry Pratt, director of Gun Owners of America: He certainly convinces one of his studied stupidity.
What did they do?
Obediently they recited the following lines in front of a camera:
“The way to stop a bad guy with a gun… is a good kid with a gun.”
“The intensive three-week Kinderguardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics, and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars. In less than a month — less than a month — a first-grader can become a first-grenade-er. Happy shooting, kids.”
“Children under five also have elevated levels of the pheromone Blink-182, produced by the part of the liver known as the Rita Ora. This allows nerve reflexes to travel along the Cardi B neural pathway to the Wiz Khalifa 40% faster.”
“Toddlers are pure, uncorrupted by fake news or homosexuality. They don’t care if it’s politically correct to shoot a mentally deranged gunman. They’ll just do it.”
“… children can process images quicker than adults, meaning that, essentially like owls, they can see in slow motion.”
And they’re OK with their interviewer, Sasha Baron Cohen, chiming in on the merits of arming toddler: “My son, may he rest in peace, was in the first program, he died doing what I love. … They try [in the US] to stop 4-year-olds from having guns? What is the logic ???!”
But also an object lesson in what politicians would agree to recite and do, to benefit their agenda (good or bad) and their special interests.
In his latest skit, comedic genius Sacha Baron Cohen takes the mickey out of your typical, Fox News, Israeli “anti-terror expert.” His character is called Col. Erran Morad, and he has a recognizably hypnotic effect on US Republicans.
Cohen’s is also the type of satire American comedians no longer do for fear of disobeying the PC police. The reductio ad absurdum is bloody good.
This is certainly a worthy dig at politicians who’re both deeply stupid and will say anything if an Israeli krav maga knucklehead tells them to.
In any event, Cohen didn’t need to work hard to persuade “former and current Republican lawmakers [to endorse] the idea of arming school children as young as four with guns.”
The only honest-to-goodness smart representative was the Republican from Florida, Matt Gaetz. Incredulous, he asked scary Sasha:
“You want me to say on television that I support 3- and 4-year-olds with firearms? Is that what you’re asking me?”
No can do. I don’t think so.
This is wicked funny and good libertarian fun. Sacha Baron Cohen does a public service, exposing the stupid herd of politicians (and one smart one). Now let’s see Cohen mock the Left.
UPDATE I (7/18): Joe Walsh: “Sasha Baron Cohen gets people to say stupid things.”
No. Cohen gets stupid people to say stupid things.
UPDATE II (7/24): Cohen, who first coined the term “crap countries” before “shitholes,” courtesy Trump, needs now to offend the Left.
As my dearest first cousin says, “You need to duck, cuz, and let the sh-t hit the wall.”
Quit trying to convince pathological haters you’re a good gal or guy, because, well … “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
And they’ll hate you, even when you transform yourself in their image.
If people harbor hate for you—speak it and act it—there’s nothing you can do to transform that hate. Surround yourself with those who don’t think you’re drek. Surround yourself with people who know your heart and with whom you have reciprocal relationships.