My Newswithviews Column, July 15 (‘Are You An “Extremist”?’)

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Nope, no extremists here!

Some of you have received these Facebook “extremist” warnings. Honk if you think “extremist” means Antifa or BLM.

Not to Facebook, it doesn’t.

Are You an “Extremist”?

And note the continuing efforts by leftids worldwide to train people to rat each other out. Do you know someone “at risk of becoming an extremist?”

Well, yeah, it happens that I do! Her name is Nancy Pelosi and she’s really gone off the deep end, I think she might be crazy. Isn’t it about time you guys carted her off?

They are out to erase our liberties, and they don’t mean maybe.

Help? Help?

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My viewer numbers this evening are almost as bad as CNN’s.

You can say Big Tech isn’t doing this on purpose to a lot of Christian bloggers, but I won’t believe you. Yes, their algorithms are squeezing us hard. No, we’re not giving up; but these numbers are, quite frankly, discouraging.

They cut us off from our audience by making it hard to find us on the search engines. They’ve gotten very good at it.

So… Don’t be asking, “Whatever happened to so-and-so? Did he quit blogging?”

We’re not quitting. We’re getting stifled.

Notice: To All Christian Bloggers

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If Paul Revere were here, he’d be wondering why so many of us are still in bed.

Big Tech is trying to cut us off from our audience by shoving us all the way down to the bottom of the search engine rankings. They don’t dare ban us outright, it might blow up in their faces; but what they’ve been doing to silence us has been pretty effective so far.

We need to support each other! That’s why I make a point of displaying posts by other Christian bloggers on my page. We should all be doing that!

If you are a Christian blogger and would like to see one of your posts displayed here, please let me know! There must be hundreds of your blogs out there that I haven’t yet discovered.

I will charge nothing for this service, so the cost to you will be only a minute or two of your time to drop me a line–and however much time you devote to doing the same on your site.

We have to stick up for one another.

Return of the Big Words!

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See the shock! Hear the fear! Vicariously, of course.

How could I ever have been so pusillanimous even to think of dumbing down my blog–in a vain hope that if I stuck with a sixth-grade reading level, I’d get more readers. What? Did some perverse fragment of my psyche want to be thought of as a latitudinarian?

All right, all right, you’ve made your point. Now stop showing off.

The problem here is that Big Tech is subverting Christian bloggers. They’re afraid to just ban us all outright. The pushback just might be strong enough to push them into a tar pit. But if they play with the search engines and use algorithms that shove conservative thought down to the bottom of the lists, that’s just as good as banning us.

And they ain’t doin’ that to us because they don’t like big words.

So let that sixth-grade reading level be Tokyo, and multi-syllabic words Godzilla. I’ll use the words I want to use, I’ll enjoy and share the richness of the English language, and I’ll be horsewhipped if I do any different. [Cue in Godzilla music]

Way to go, Ifukube-San!

I’m On MeWe Now

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Okay! Thanks to Weavingword, with a little boost from SlimJim, I am now on MeWe and I’ve just made my first post there. I have no idea where this is going to take me. I’m trying to rally Christian bloggers to fight the censors by reblogging or linking to each other’s posts, and I hope MeWe can be part of that.

What I should be seeing is referrals from MeWe. At least, that’s what I think I should be seeing. But it’s very easy for me to go wrong when dealing with computer stuff.

Soon I should be able to put all my blog posts on my MeWe page.

A big part of taking our country back has to be to break the Big Tech oligarchs’ stranglehold on social media.

And get those incredibly wasteful and harmful “colleges” and “universities” defunded!

My Newswithviews Column, June 10 (‘Christian Bloggers, Unite!’)

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Big Tech is suppressing speech by Christian and conservative bloggers. What to do?

Unite! Come together in mutal support. See, I’ve already started it.

Christian Bloggers, Unite!

If they thought they’d get away with just banning us all outright, they would’ve done it by now. That hesitation points to an achilles heel somewhere. They may be huge, wealthy, and powerful; but they are not invulnerable.

We can do this together! And what are we waiting for?

Calling Christian Bloggers–Rally!

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I’m sure I’m not the only Christian blogger who’s seen his viewer numbers take a nosedive recently. I’m convinced there are Big Tech bad guys out there trying to silence us–trying to silence all opinions but their own, because that’s what the Left does.

Well, it’s time we helped each other!

I’m going to find other Christian bloggers and share their posts on my page, so that more readers will see them. Imagine if every post you put up were to appear on five other blogs. Now we’re getting somewhere.

I chose that picture of the Old North Church in Boston, with the statue of Paul Revere, on purpose. Our independence is again at risk, with the threat seeping out from Silicon Valley. Today’s redcoats work for Google et al.

No, we do not want to be governed by “experts” and elites! We ought to be governed by the Word of God, and by just laws passed by our elected representatives after due debate in public–not by one “mandate” after another.

Christian bloggers, rally to each other! We’re all in the same boat now.

My Experiment: Still No Progress

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I’m starting to wonder if maybe I’d be just as well off stuffing a message into a bottle and throwing it into the sea.

My blog is in a state of demise and I don’t know why. I strongly suspect Google is stifling me. Here are the clues. I don’t know how to add them up, but maybe one of you do.

*For ten years I picked up a few new followers a week, every week. Since May 11, zero new followers.

*Ten years of solid growth in readership. 2020 was our best year ever. But in 2021, viewership is shrinking. Shrinking fast.

*Facebook used to censor many of my posts. Now they’re ignoring them. Have the Big Tech oligarchs found a new way to silence conservatives? A way that works better than outright banning our posts? Just make ’em really hard to find.

*Viewer numbers for individual posts are way now. In a typical day, until just recently, at least one and often two posts received 20 or more views each. Now no post gets 20 views.

*I am doing nothing differently from what I did for ten straight years.

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The Results (Eh?) of My Experiment

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As I mentioned yesterday, throughout the ten-year history of this blog, we regularly picked up a few new followers every week. That’s how we got to 1,700 of them.

But we have added NO new followers since May 11.

Yesterday I asked for readers to try to follow this blog. Just click the “Following” button on the bottom right-hand corner of the page. The results:

Zero new followers.

Zero comments from anyone who tried to do it and it didn’t work.

Zero comments from readers who tried it and were told it worked, without any sign of it happening on this end.

And of course the viewership numbers are way below what they used to be. It’s very, very frustrating.

I’m convinced Big Tech is messing with us to cut conservatives off from one another, to silence us without resorting to out-and-out banning, because that might be a step too far and might force Congress to take action. Probably the only thing to do would be to somehow get this blog onto one of the new platforms that isn’t owned by the Far Left fascists at Google.

Please, somebody, let me know–have you tried to follow this blog, and weren’t able to do it? What happened when you tried?

Are We in North Korea?

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Throughout the ten-year history of this blog, we’ve picked up a couple of new followers every week. That’s how we wound up with 1,700 of them.

But in the past several weeks, no new followers at all. Not even one.

What happens if you try to follow me? Do they tell you they’ve made the connection for you–only it doesn’t show up at my end? Is Big Tech trying to cut off our communication with each other? Go ahead, tell me that would astonish you.

It’s like we just woke up in North Korea.

I wish a few of you would help me in an experiment. Just click whatever you need to click to follow this blog, and let’s see what happens. And please tell me if you’ve tried. If I hear from five new followers, but my follower stats remain totally unchanged, I’ll know something’s fishy.

Note: There is a “Following” button in the lower right-hand corner of this page.

I don’t think they’re letting us follow each other’s blogs.

Let’s try to find out.