Exclusive: Matt Keener on how Big Tech, Big Media and Democrats successfully silence the right
September 29, 2022
A cultural bomb has imploded in America, something palpable, where people wonder aloud if this is what falling empires look like, or where your parents and friends that are older than you say things like, “I feel bad for the younger generations” and “I am just glad I am older, so I don’t have to see how bad it gets.”
It is clear. “Things are bad, worse than bad, they are crazy,” and it seems some older generations have taken up “dying before things get worse” as a strategy.
The racial and cultural chaos is the culmination of years of often politically motivated efforts by educators, the media and Democrats incessantly beating the drums that America is irredeemably racist, male and – above all, white.
It is almost as if labeling everyone that disagrees with you a bigot, a racist, a fascist or, after January 6th, a terrorist and an extremist is problematic to the long-term health of public discourse in a country.
Andrew Breitbart tried to warn of the goal of political correctness: “What the left has stood for with political correctness is to try to get those with whom they disagree to shut up,” he said before his death in 2012.
Regrettably, the silencing works. The left teaches conservative America to shut up, and we largely oblige.
Shut up! Do not speak at your kid’s school board meeting, lest you wind up on an FBI watchlist.
Shut up! At work, climbing the corporate ladder of your woke/ESG-following job, do not risk getting fired.
Shut up online! You will get censored, shadow-banned or flagged.
Conservatives hand the left the political discourse in classrooms, workplaces and online – then expect logic to prevail in the voting booth.
The result is steadily moving the needle in the culture war in one direction.
The result is Noella – the world’s youngest trans model.
The media are currently writing glowing articles on “her” like she is some reincarnation of Jackie Robinson, breaking the color barrier, just because people did not want to be mean or labeled a bigot.
Noella is 10.
The left’s strategy has remained the same: label, blacklist, make those that dissent untouchable.
President Joe Biden took it a step further when speaking in Maryland in late August. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the – I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism,” he said.
In early September, his account tweeted “MAGA proposals are a threat to the very soul of this country. The agenda represents an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”
Big Tech, Big Media and Democrats now work in concert to silence conservatives – for sharing a true Hunter Biden story, for implying we should not vaccinate the youth, for saying outlandish things like we should not transition teenagers, or for bitterly speaking out in anguish after your son was killed in Afghanistan.
They ban you for having a different opinion. They ban you for telling the truth.
They imply that fascism – authoritarian rule and the merger of state and private sector – is manifesting in the form of MAGA.
The irony is lost on them.
The media shamelessly cosigning Biden’s hateful claims unchecked, celebrating Noella or constantly searching for the next white “hate crime” – regardless if it’s true or not – has resulted in a scenario where we’ve devolved as a society along racial or cultural lines.
When a political game changer and “habitual line stepper” emerged in the form of Donald Trump – a man who would point directly at the media “elite” and call them fake news – journalists and Democrats did not change strategy when it came to coverage; they simply doubled down.
“He is a Russian asset.”
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Social media allowed you to see the hypocrisy.
The identifying of white boogeymen wearing MAGA hats – on a field trip for a Right to Life March in Washington, D.C., yelling “this is MAGA country” outside of a Subway franchise at 2 a.m. during a Polar Vortex in Chicago, or most recently at a Duke vs. BYU volleyball game – consistently outpaces the availability of real ones.
The lie that white supremacy is our biggest threat persists.
Across this once-great melting pot– in semi-fascist Columbus, Ohio – it is Saturday night for the opening weekend of the college football season where the Buckeyes are about to take on Notre Dame in the Horse Shoe in early September.
On the sidelines, LeBron James, who has been worshiped for his basketball prowess for 20 years – walks with his son, Bronny.
When he’s not peddling shoes made in China, leaving Cleveland again for his next best title shot or working on his media empire – LeBron is quick to evoke racial imagery or animosity.
In April 2021, Columbus police arrived at a home to find 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant attempting to stab Shai-onta Craig.
Officer Nicholas Reardon essentially saved another woman’s life when he shot Bryant.
In the immediate aftermath, James tweeted out a picture of Reardon from the scene with the caption “You’re next #accountability” to his 52 million followers.
After January 6th, James referenced the Ku Klux Klan –and used the moment to present one of his common themes, or lies – that blacks are being systemically hunted in America, tweeting:
“DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW?… you still won’t be judge, looked at crazy, chained, beaten, hung, shot to death cause of the color of your skin!!!!” The man who christened the cover of Sports Illustrated as “The Chosen One” at 17 years old. “2 AMERIKKKAS we live in and it was at FULL CAPACITY LIVE IN DIRECT yesterday in our Nations CAPITAL AT THE CAPITOL!!”
Between his ongoing NBA career, his two decades with Nike and his media/movie empire, James is the first actively playing billionaire, with a “B.”
LeBron James of the NBA, where the average player will earn $7.5 million – more than four times in one season of playing basketball what an average wage earner in this country might earn in a lifetime.
He is the closest thing America has to royalty and he has been since before he famously scored his first Hummer in high school. His nickname and his twitter handle are @KingJames.
He often describes an America or Jim Crow Era neither he nor I have ever seen.
When white high school senior 17-year-old Ethan Liming was beaten to death in June near the basketball courts outside of James’ I Promise School, allegedly by three African American males, James does not inject race or inflammatory rhetoric to the conversation, nor does he post pictures of the subjects.
Shortly after the Buckeyes beat the fighting Irish, Netflix announces on Twitter that former President Barack Obama – whom the company has partnered with in a multimillion dollar deal – has just won an Emmy for Outstanding Narrator for the company’s “Our Great National Parks.”
Obama adds it to a list of awards that includes two Grammys, a Nobel Peace Prize and two terms as president of what used to be the most powerful country in the world.
Obama, like James, wants you to know of the oppressive nature of whiteness.
Obama, like James, is an icon.
He is celebrated.
And LeBron James could not be more right – and more wrong – about the “two Amerikkkas.”
‘Democracy is in danger’ translates to: Americans are awakening
Pat Buchanan asserts, our rulers are ‘failing in the most fundamental of duties’
September 29, 2022
Asked, “What is an American?” many would answer, “An American is a citizen of the United States.”
Yet, at the First Continental Congress in 1774, 15 years before the U.S. became a nation of 13 states, Patrick Henry rose to proclaim that, “British oppression has effaced the boundaries of the several colonies; the distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American.”
Henry was saying – more than a dozen years before our constitutional republic was established – that America already existed as a nation, and he was her loyal son.
In an 1815 letter to Thomas Jefferson, long after both men had served as president, John Adams wrote:
“As to the history of the Revolution, my Ideas may be peculiar, perhaps Singular. What do We mean by the Revolution? The War? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an Effect and Consequence of it. The Revolution was in the Minds of the People, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen Years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington.”
Adams was saying that America was conceived and, as an embryonic nation, grew within the hearts of the peoples of the 13 colonies, two to three decades before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
In short, our country came to be before our republic came to be, and long before what we today call “our democracy” came to be. A country is different from, and more than, the political system that it adopts.
France was France all through the Bourbon dynasty, the Revolution of 1789, the creation of the First Republic, the Reign of Terror, Napoleon’s First Empire and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy – all the way to the creation of the Fifth Republic by President Charles de Gaulle.
And beneath the carapace of the USSR, the heart of Mother Russia continued to beat. Rightly, during the Cold War, we regarded Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria as “captive nations” and captive peoples.
The point: Neither the regime nor the political system imposed, nor some abstract idea, is the country that predates them and has first claim upon the loyalty of its sons and daughters.
In his famous toast, American naval hero Stephen Decatur declared: “Our country! … May she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong!”
The crisis today for those who incessantly proclaim, “Our democracy is in danger,” is that millions of patriots are coming to see our incumbent regime, “our democracy,” as faithless and failing in its foremost duty – to protect and defend our country and countrymen from enemies foreign and domestic.
Forced constantly by the establishment to choose between them, patriotic Americans may one day come to choose, as did their fathers, the country they love over the crown that rules them.
The Biden regime that currently rules us has allowed 3 million migrants to invade our country in two years. These illegals continue to break our laws and cross our border at a rate of 250,000 a month.
Among them are terrorists, robbers, rapists, murderers, cartelists and child molesters. The Biden regime has abdicated its duty to halt the invasion that is changing the ethnic, racial, religious, social and political character and composition of our American family without the consent of the American people, into whose national home these intruders are breaking with impunity.
President Joe Biden is assuring that the future of the nation will be determined by millions of people who have in common only that they broke our laws to get into our country. Vice President Kamala Harris smugly dismisses demands to address the crisis by saying America’s southern border is “secure.”
With this invasion has come a flood of the narcotic fentanyl, which last year took the lives of 100,000 Americans, a number equal to all the U.S. war dead in years of fighting in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Under the Biden party’s policy of softness on crime and indulgence of the criminal class, assaults, robberies, carjackings and “mass shootings,” where four victims are killed or wounded in each episode, have surged in U.S. cities.
With America’s currency and economy in his custody, Biden has, in 18 months, run up inflation, that cancer of America’s currency, to 8%, run up the national debt to where it far exceeds the gross national product, and crashed the stock market, wiping out trillions in wealth.
“The pandemic is over,” Biden told “60 Minutes” in September, a month when more than 400 Americans were dying of COVID-19 every day, a death rate higher than World War II and equal to the bloodiest war in U.S. history, the Civil War of 1861-1865.
The custodians of “our democracy” are failing in the most fundamental of duties of any political system – to protect and defend the people. No failed regime can justify its permanence by claiming some inherent superiority.
5 minutes of ‘election denialism’ now under fire from social media industry
Focuses on what Democrats, liberals said about President Trump’s victory
A new video has been released that shows five minutes of “election denialists,” those personalities and politicians claiming that an election was fraudulent, that the election winner is “illegitimate,” and that Americans’ REAL choice for the presidency was illegally cast aside.
Headlines in the last two years have been replete with reports of such claims by President Trump, and his supporters.
In fact, those claims are based on circumstances that do raise eyebrows, and in an least one case have drawn suggestions that one of those influencing the election outcome be charged criminally.
That charge, coming from the Center for Renewing America, cited Mark Zuckerberg’s actions to influence the election, and said he should be investigated by the IRS for alleged violations of existing tax laws for “intentionally pouring financial resources into the 2020 election to benefit then-candidate Joe Biden.”
It already was well-known that Zuckerberg had an inordinate influence over the 2020 presidential election when he ordered accurate but very damaging information about the Biden family’s international business operations suppressed in the days before the 2020 vote.
In fact, GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy has accused him of colluding with the FBI to change the victor from President Donald Trump to Democrat Joe Biden. Zuckerberg also, through foundations, handed out hundreds of millions of dollars, outside the regulate election finance system, to influence the 2020 presidential vote.
But the new video doesn’t show Trump or his supporters. It’s all leftists, whether in show business, the media or in politics.
After all, Hillary Clinton, who was a two-time loser in the presidential race after falling to Trump in 2016, repeatedly has propositioned that Trump was an “illegitimate” president.
See the video:
The video was posted by Substack journalist Matt Taibbi, but demonetized almost immediately by YouTube, and that gave rise to accusations from constitutional expert Jonathan turley that it was the huge corporation’s “latest attack on free speech.”
“YouTube has previously shown open political bias in its censorship and demonetization policies. However, this is remarkably blatant in demonetizing a video that showed how Democrats previously claimed elections of Republicans were stolen — contradicting the narrative maintained in the media and on social media,” he explained.
Tabbi and said the Matt Orfalea video showed “years of audio and video clips, tweets, and headlines in which Democratic Party politicians and media figures describe Donald Trump’s presidency as illegitimate.”
The comments about Trump come from the likes of : “Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Karine Jean-Pierre, Adam Schiff, Rob Reiner, Tom Arnold, and Chris Hayes, among many others,” and none of the statements was censored when originally made.
But now they are.
Taibbi said, to YouTube, “However, the decision to assemble these materials in one place, inviting audiences to consider their meaning, apparently crosses a line. Now we know: you can deny election results on a platform like YouTube as much as you want, you can even promise disruption, but drawing attention to such behavior angers the algorithm. It’s hard to imagine a better demonstration of the double-standard in content moderation.”
Turley said, “Demonetizing a video of what Democrats have previously declared is reminiscent of Twitter blocking of the site LiberalsofTicTok to stop the site from replaying the postings of liberals.
“YouTube and other companies are now openly advancing a political agenda in blocking or demonetizing such postings. This is only likely to get worse as we approach the midterm and 2024 elections. The effort is to actively block resources or access to conservative, libertarian, or contrarians viewpoints.”
At PJMedia, a commentary said, “Democrats are getting nervous about the January 6 Committee and the curious lack of indictments. In short, there haven’t been any and while there have been referrals to the Justice Department, DOJ has other fish to fry when it comes to Trump and his associates.
“The Democrats were hoping that the January 6 Committee would blow the roof off the midterm elections with shocking headlines and famous Republicans doing a perp walk to jail. So far, it hasn’t even been established that anyone broke the law in seeking to ‘overturn’ the election.”
It continued, “As with Ukrainegate and impeachment, and Russiagate before that, polls show January 6th remains low on the list of voter concerns (the cratering economy is first). However, the reason it ‘may be hard for people to understand,’… is that congress has spent too much time blurring lines between election denial and conspiracy to overturn the result. If they just focused on the latter — and they have produced evidence, like Trump asking Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to seize voting machines — the hearings might be more effective, even with Republicans.
“But they haven’t been, for a reason made obvious by Matt Orfalea’s damning video — which YouTube incredibly has already demonetized … Amid sweeping efforts to punish election denial in the Trump context, both criminally and with censorship, an almost exactly similar denial campaign that inspired four-plus years of blue politics has been dropped down a memory hole.”
It said, “The kicker is that the difference between Democratic denial and Republican denial is that Democrats aren’t being flayed alive for their election denial like the GOP.”
In fact, Democrats have been in denial about every Republican victory since the turn of the century in one way or another.