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First Alex Jones, then Fellowship of the Minds–Who’s Next?

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Are we headed back to those good old days, longed for by President *Batteries Not Included, when there were only three news networks and no alternative sources of news?

So first they kicked Alex Jones off the social media, and now WordPress has shut down Fellowship of the Minds for supposedly violating its “Terms of Service” (http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com/2018/08/james-tracy-wordpressautomattic-shuts.html). No warning was given. No explanation has been offered.

WordPress is owned and operated by Automattic Inc. I looked up the Terms of Service to see if I could somehow deduce how FOTM had violated them. Let me quote what seem to be the only applicable lines.

“Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your website as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items (like spam, viruses, or serious threats of violence) appear on your website” (https://en.wordpress.com/tos/).

None of that seems to apply to Fellowship of the Minds. But there are a few remarks by Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg as to the desirability of shutting out “hate speech,” a term which remains undefined, and “egregiously fake or harmful things.”

The buzz on the Internet is that both Alex Jones and Fellowship of the Minds were censored and silenced for suggesting that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax perpetrated by the Obama regime to inspire gun control legislation. I do not know whether either of them actually said that. It’s a conspiracy theory, and I don’t like conspiracy theories. (I especially don’t like the one that says Donald Trump “colluded” with T*H*E  R*U*S*S*I*A*N*S to steal the 2016 election from the rightful president, our beloved Hillary Clinton. But I don’t see the media shutting down that one.) I don’t believe in “false flag operations.” The only one that ever really happened was in 1939, when Hitler tried to make it look like Poland had invaded Germany. It fooled no one.

But let’s say, for the sake of argument, that FOTM did claim that Sandy Hook was a false flag operation. So what? If they can’t prove their case, eventually hardly anyone will believe them. I don’t know that there are all that many people who believe them now.

So you make what strikes a lot of people as a ridiculous statement–and you get cast into the outer darkness for it? The claim that Sandy Hook was a hoax rubs many people the wrong way; and if they believe that Fellowship of the Minds made such a claim, that makes Fellowship a really easy target for the censors. Few rallied to defend Alex Jones. Probably few will rally to defend FOTM. Because what they are supposed to have said is extremely unpopular.

Free speech includes unpopular speech. In fact, if it doesn’t, the entire concept of free speech is rendered meaningless.

As it already has been, for liberals.

Meanwhile, the rest of us non-liberals on WordPress are left wondering, each of us, when it’s going to be our turn to be silenced. It’s unfair to lay everything on President Trump, when it really ought to be Congress taking action against what has become, in effect, a viewpoint monopoly; but most of the time it seems Donald Trump is the only leader in town who’ll go to bat for the American people.

C’mon, Ted Cruz! Prove me wrong.


My Newswithviews Column, Aug. 9 (‘The Real Climate Change’)

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Does it seem to you that leftids, suddenly, are doubling down on their efforts to exert total control over the means of communication? Like they intend to silence all conservative voices–that is, everybody who’s not them–in time for the midterms?

https://newswithviews.com/the-real-climate-change/

They own the social media–literally–and now they’re trying to shut non-liberals out of it. Ordinarily I don’t hold with telling people what to do with their property. But the social media have spilled so far over into the public sector by now that it seems some intervention would be justified.


What Do They Mean, ‘Hate’?

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Facebook, Youtube, and Apple have all banned talk star Alex Jones for “hate speech” (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/06/apple-pulls-alex-jones-infowars-podcasts-for-hate-speech.html). They’ve banned not only his short videos, but also, in the words of not-quite-objective CNBC, “the infamous Alex Jones show.”

This is what happens when leftids lose elections. They use what power they still have, mostly over the institutions of our culture, to try to silence their political opponents. They have this idea that the only reason anyone is not a liberal like themselves is because Fox News or Alex Jones tricked him into being a conservative. Shut down conservative voices in the media, they reason, and everyone will revert to the default position of being a left-wing schlub.

But what do leftids mean by “hate”? Hmm… Anything that deviates from their own position on any given issue? Hey, I think I just won a prize!

For really hot, steaming hate–if the word still means what most of us think it means–we have to turn to the New York Times, where they’ve just appointed one Sarah Jeong to their editorial board. Sarah denounces “dumbass f***ing white people,” says they are “like dogs,” and “only fit to live underground like groveling goblins.” (http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/02/new-york-times-sarah-jeong-racist/)

I wonder if a groveling goblin is worse than a deplorable.

Who’s going to ban this cutie?

But I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

P.S.–Do a I really have to issue a disclaimer that I don’t listen to Alex Jones, I don’t buy into his worldview, and, like, I’m not him? But I wouldn’t have it said I failed to defend his right to speak… when they’re done with him and work their way down to coming after me.


Germany to Ban ‘Fake News’

It’s been over 70 years since Germans lived under a dictator; but they don’t seem to have lost their knack for it.

See, it’s just not possible that the German people might be just a tad disenchanted with Kaiser Angela Merkel’s totally insane policy of flooding the country with Muslim “asylum seekers” who then proceed to raise cain everywhere. Nope, they can’t possibly not like that. No, says Angie: it’s just “the public being manipulated by fake news and propaganda.” ( http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/german-lawmakers-want-ban-fake-news-1596488 )

And you know, you just know, a certain lame-duck president is banging his head against the wall for not thinking of doing up an executive order banning “fake news”–six months before the election, say.

What is “fake news”? It’s whatever The Government says it is. Angie’s CDU Party is pushing legislation right now to outlaw “fake news” on the social media. She has an election coming soon, and she doesn’t want the voters to read unflattering things about her.

So far all the fuhrer–er, furor!–has been about “fake news on the social media.” Like you never see fake news on the big fat “mainstream” nooze media? What, never? Twelve-minute break for belly laughs.

And what if a conscientious journalist–hey, stop laughing!–in spite of his best efforts, gets a story wrong? Is it fake news? And if exactly the same story is published by Alex Jones on Infowars, and on the front page of The New York Times, why is it fake on Infowars and legit on the Times?

The beauty of authoritarian government is, you just don’t have to bother with a lot of pesky questions. You just go ahead and do it, whatever it is. You want to bring in a million more Muslims, all of them lawless men of military age, just just do it. And if it kills your country, so what? You’re much more interested in a one-world government, anyhow.

But first you have to control the flow of information.

If you can control what people know, you can control what people think.


Hillary’s Fainting Tour

By now most of you have seen this video. But what you haven’t seen or heard are some of the more creative explanations of what’s been happening with this candidate–who, if elected, would be our country’s first president’s wife to have a president’s husband. If that’s not too confusing.

You’ve heard the “touch of pneumonia” put out by the Clinton campaign–a touch of pneumonia that’s apparently been going on for some years now. But here are some of the ones you haven’t heard.

She has been overcome by remorse for her many lies and other crimes. Oh, please. There’s no evidence this woman has a conscience.

Joe Collidge says, “she Is Pregganent so She can ‘Have’ a bortion becose She havent hadd a bortion befour.” This theory has the advantage of having been dreamed up by an intellectual.

Alex Jones slipped her a mickey. Those conspiracy talk show hosts will stop at nothing to do her a bad turn.

Someone just forgot to change her batteries. Some of us have long suspected that Clinton and other big shots aren’t human beings but robots, or maybe cyborgs.  If all they had to do was pop in some fresh batteries, that’d explain how she came to look so chipper just a few hours after the fainting episode.

So there you have ’em. Take your choice.


What the Devil is This?

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Hillary Clinton has given a speech in which she denounced some newly-discovered “alt-right” conspiracy masterminded by Alex Jones, Breitbart, and, for all I know, Vincenzo Anthony Pinocchio ( http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/25/alt-right-hillary-clinton-supporters-struggle-explain/ ).

No one seemed to know what she was talking about, at the time. But one thing I do know: Hillary Clinton is a criminal.

And here’s another thing I know. If they think I’m going to use their new term that they just dreamed up, they can stick it in their gravitas.

Here is a crook who used her office as Secretary of State to rake in fabulous amounts of money for her alleged “charity,” the Clinton Foundation: the biggest pay-for-play scam in U.S. history. Anyone else would have been tossed into the slammer so fast, it would’ve made her head spin.

But Loretta Lunch–er, Lynch–waved her magic wand and made the indictments go away.

Hillary Clinton is a criminal.

That’s all we need to know.


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