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NEW COLUMN: Big Tech’s Financial Terrorism And Social Excommunication (Part 1: The Problem)

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NEW COLUMN is “Big Tech’s Financial Terrorism And Social Excommunication (Part 1: The Problem).” It is currently on WND, Towhnhall.com, The Unz Review, and CNSNews.com

Excerpt:

Republican solutions to Big Tech tyranny do not begin to address financial de-platforming, the cancellation of citizen dissidents en masse, including the infringement of the right to partake in the public square and make a living.

In their weak case against Deep Tech (“Deep” to denote enmeshment with The State), Republicans are still defending only some speech on the “merits,” rather than all speech, no matter how meritless.

In a sense, the statist anti-trust bills—targeting especially Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google—being pushed by lawmakers are worse than useless.

The anti-trust impetus is misguided as it conflates corporate size with anti-competitive practices: the larger, the more monopolistic. However, reducing the size of an entity–a corporation–doesn’t necessarily alter its nature.

When a malignant cell divides, it doesn’t grow less potent. To the contrary, it innervates and enervates more spheres. Likewise breaking up Big Tech. Smaller malignancies metastasize and kill just as well.

The habitual failure of the representatives sent by Deplorables to D.C. to prevent cancellation en masse–the Orwellian nightmare from unraveling–cannot be understated. On the line is dissidents’ ability to speak, publish, partake in society; sell our cultural products, and transact financially over the country’s major online economic and social arteries.

No wonder the Tech crooks appear periodically on The Hill to make fun of the country’s comical representatives and their gullible, pliable voters. The richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, has no qualms about letting his delivery drivers, who, “operate under severe [app monitored] time constraints,” urinate in bottles for fear of losing their low-wage jobs.

Do you think the dim bulbs in Congress, posturing for the cameras, scare his ilk?

Do not forget that anti-trust busting or the repealing of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act are solutions the GOP had failed to implement when in control of both chambers and the presidency.

It was under Republican control that de-platforming (of a president, no less), the banning of legions of powerless dissident citizens, including detrimental financial de platforming, “occurred.”

Given this incontrovertible reality, The People have an obligation to quit the “my party, right or wrong” unconditional love, and demand the GOP work to unban ordinary, innocent folks, the crooked politicians be damned….

... READ THE REST. NEW COLUMN is “Big Tech’s Financial Terrorism And Social Excommunication (Part 1: The Problem).” It is currently on WND, Towhnhall.com, The Unz Review, and CNSNews.com

UPDATED: My solutions, presented next week, are not going to exist, as I like to say, in the arid arena of pure thought.

*Image courtesy WND.

UPDATED (6/4/021): 2 NEW Videos: Distinguish Critical Race Theory From Marxism: Your Life Depends On It!

Argument, Britain, Communism, Conservatism, Critical Race Theory, Ilana Mercer, Logic, Political Economy, Race, Racism

“For the purpose of making your way adaptively and smartly in a society that is systemically anti-white, you need to understand what distinguishes Critical Race Theory from Marxism and quit the socialism/Marxism theoretical escapism, for once and for all.”

“Get this into your head: For conflict in society, Marxism fingers social class; critical race theory saddles whites. You, if you are white…”

MORE on this distinction in my latest YouTube: “Distinguish Critical Race Theory From Marxism: Your Life Depends On It!”

David Vance and I tease out this aspect some more in our weekly, Wednesday chat. Whatever we think of it—and I follow the Austrian School of economics—Marxism in the origin is serious political economy; an intellectual treatise with gravitas. CRT is a priori gibberish. Scrap that: Befitting the boors who originated critical race anti-whitism—the theory is based on reasoning backwards—if B then A—if white then … complete the sentence with all manner of evil that comes to mind.

We also discuss uniparty politics, the futility of it, and the war on MAGA folks, all 74 million of us.

UPDATED (6/4/021):

Lynette Ackermann: “Ilana, Have you any suggestions for a new paradigm for the 21st century?”

Reply: “What I am strongly suggesting in these commentaries is… keep it real. When it comes to anti-whiteness, a very serious, grave reality, you need a strategy, not a paradigm.”

UPDATE III (5/3/021) LETTERS: On ‘Sovereign Nation’ With Michelle Malkin

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The short segment aired on Michelle Malkin’s Sovereign Nation, on News Max TV, at 8:00 PM Eastern Time, Saturday, May 1.

Here is the video.
http://www.newsmaxtv.com/Shows/Michelle-Malkin-Sovereign-Nation/vid/1_yusm97em

It was a great honor to be asked on: Michelle doesn’t sit comfortably in an anchor’s chair like the other egos, feeding off the public’s (justifiable) fear and hopelessness; she acts. She fights for deplorables. She’s a warrior.

Our polity, state and civil society, is now based on anti-whiteness (ethnocidal levels thereof), plain and simple; not communism or identity politics.

UPDATE II (5/2/021) Fascinating LETTER From a Ms. Malkin fan:

*Dear Miss Mercer,*

* I just had to make contact with you by way of this electronic
mail message. My name is …. I tuned again to-day May 2nd, 2021 to
the Newsmax television news show, “Sovereign Nation”, hosted by Misses
Michelle Malkin. I caught you yesterday, the 1st of May, 2021 when it first
was telecast, and I just had to watch the rebroadcast this afternoon.*

* You prove that you’re a person who just does not remain satisfied
with knowledge but you pursue it, not afraid to bear the cross it can have
for one, yet you come out on top for your lack of fear. This is what I
want to point out. EXACTNESS OF LANGUAGE = PRECISE TERMINOLOGY.*

* A few years ago Mister Graham Ledger host of One America News’
“The Daily Ledger”, made popular the erroneous definition of Black Lives
Matter and AntiFascist as THE FASCIST LEFT. Quite a number of Conservative
news hosts such as Mister Sean Hannity jumped on the lack of effort
bandwagon. Likewise,there were and are others who would call
President Barack Hussein Obama a Communist, and going back in the years
many would be called Nazis, and by almost everyone then and now who do not
even know it’s an acronym for National Socialism. And this is where I must
compliment you, truly, for your understanding as to how mistaken these
persons are, and many like them by perpetually adopting terms inexactly. *

* They are lazy with language, many outrightly ignorant, with the
monikers they apply to ideas and persons. Anti-Fascist and Black Lives
Matter aren’t The Fascist Left, or are those in political power of the
Left. I coined a term, perhaps not 100% correct, that they are
Neo-Bolsheviks. The Fascist Left refers only to a two year period in Italy
beginning March 23rd, 1919 when Mister Benito Mussolini founded Fascism
and didn’t reemerge to be a prominent factor until the Italian Social
Republic from 1943-1945. I am keeping this simple. *

* You’re ever so right when you intelligently discard and call out for
the disuse and misuse of euphemisms such as Communists and so forth for the
mentally unstable Far Left in this country and elsewhere. I have said to my
wife and some friends that if one continues to use these
shibboleths such as the many cerebrally slothful and witless politicians
and news commentators-interviewers of the Myopic Right, both Conservative
and Libertarian, what they’re actually doing and accomplishing is
the anesthetization of the people, **Americans and perhaps others,** into
a state of inactivity except only to enact their revolutionary, heavens,
patriotic duty of casting a vote in democratic elections. The average
person is clueless as to what they are really having to confront, and in my
opinion even more brutally so, are the victims of it. It’s as if on a
silver platter gilded in gold they gladly accept what these political hacks
and pundits of deliberate dumbing down misinform them, which procreates
disinformation, ergo the real nature of the enemy will never be understood.

The lack of comprehension of what the reality of the situation is, oddly
enough gives birth to a comfort and security that people assume to know
what they are really up against, and conversely only assists the Left
opposition which, in fact, accurately states that these political extreme
labels are scaremongering and witch hunt tactics. *

* May God Bless You Ilana Mercer

UPDATE II (5/3): The same gentleman is galvanized to spread the word about the work done here:

Dear Friends,

What a find! And another exceptional woman with a mind! I discovered her when [watching] Misses Michelle Malkin’s show “Sovereign Nation” on the television network, Newsmax. She is for absolute freedom, of course outside the boundaries of true crime being permitted, and isn’t without a moral criterion. A different type of Libertarian, Paleo-Libertarian. Now, I am not a Libertarian, I’m an Eclectic and I do not categorize myself except for being Christcentric, but please give this highly cultured and very positive individualistic lady a chance. I can tell you right now, with her as a Head Of State, persons some of you know and have known or anyone for whatever free speech, would not at present be incarcerated or have their civil liberties abused, as long as it is not promoting crime, such as homicide, and sexual child abuse, and similar.

The following three LINKS are for the Misses Malkin show, where Misses Mercer is interviewed beginning at the twenty-first minute fifty-first second (21:57). NOTA BENE: Misses Malkin was refused to appear and speak at The Conservative Political Action Conference. She’s banned!

https://www.newsmaxtv.com/Shows/Michelle-Malkin-Sovereign-Nation/vid/1_yusm97em

The second is for a very likable Englishman whom I am delighted to be introduced to by Misses Mercer, Mister David Vance. This interview runs thirty-seven minutes and twenty seconds (37:20)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKuAmL7Gpcw&authuser=0

The third LINK you should study through. She’s unique even amongst Conservatives, Libertarians, and any of The Traditional Right. Very very close to my views. A great find; take your time to read through her writings:

https://www.ilanamercer.com/quotables/

God Bless

America Has More Political Appointees In Its Federal Government Than Any Other Developed Democracy

Debt, Federal Reserve Bank, Government, Political Economy, Politics, Republicans

“Shut the hell up”: That’s what you say to the next Republican who bleats at you about the GOP being the party of small government.

If GOPers then argue that governments have grown the world over, but the American government is still the smallest: Yet more lies.

Reports the Economist:

America has far more political appointees in its federal government, some 4,000 in all, than any other developed democracy, according to David Lewis, a political scientist at Vanderbilt University. No one ever really stops to wonder whether, if so many roles can sit empty, all these jobs are needed in the first place. [Of course we wonder out-loud; you just don’t listen]

Presidents used to be free to hand out every job in the government. But in 1881 a spurned office-seeker assassinated President James Garfield. His successor, Chester Arthur, signed into law the act creating the civil service and, with it, the seeds of a permanent bureaucracy that would grow from administration to administration, developing many fine public servants along with an unknown quantity of rot.

In the case that Republicans then tell you that the Democrats have, exclusively, presided over the growth of government that, too, is tummy rot.

“Contrary to popular myth,” wrote James Ostrowski, President of Free Buffalo, in 2002, “every Republican president since and including Herbert Hoover has increased the federal government’s size, scope, or power—and usually all three. Over the last one hundred years, of the five presidents who presided over the largest domestic spending increases, four were Republicans.”

“Include regulations and foreign policy, as well as budgets approved by a Republican Congress, and a picture begins to emerge of the Republican Party as a reliable engine of government growth.”

The Evil Party and the Stupid Party are a political match made in hell.

Most ludicrous is that these huckster Republicans still believe there’s a case to be made for “small government.” Have they looked at the debt clock? Do they think the American State will ever again be small; can ever be shrunk?

National debt stands at over $28 trillion. Each individual taxpayer owes $225,000—and while government will just print money to satisfy and procure voters—Quantitative Easing ad infinitum—taxpayers will still be expected to pay-up on pains of imprisonment.

The Small-Government ship has sailed and some Republicans don’t even know it.