There is an old idiom "pull out all the stops," which references the use of all the resources or force at one's disposal in order do everything they possibly can to make something happen in the way that they want it to, and a look at some of the news we are seeing this past week, shows us that the media, big tech and liberals (Yes, I know they are all the same thing) are doing exactly that ahead of the midterm elections in order to manipulate the outcome.
THE DAMN IS BREAKING
A number of seemingly unrelated events are occurring simultaneously which when one takes a step back and looks at them all as a whole, rather than separate occurrences, indicates something huge is coming as we near the midterm elections.
On Wednesday we detailed the flurry of recent attacks against conservatives, online and off, including, but not limited to; The attempted murder of a GOP candidate in California, and; Rape and death threats against a female conservative writer, forcing her to hide out in her own home. (Read more on that in the ANP article here)
Big Tech Censors #WalkAway Founder: As many know by now there is a new movement that has become huge after a gay hairdresser from New York, Brandon Straka, created a viral video explaining why, after voting for Barack Obama, twice, he walked away from the Democratic party. Thousands started using the #WalkAway hashtag on Twitter to tell their stories of when they too felt the need to #WalkAway from the Democratic and why.
The media then went into full damage-control mode and started claiming that "Russian bots" were behind the #WalkAway campaign and hashtag.
Then Americans started using video to explain that 1) They are not Russian bots, and; 2) Why they needed to #WalkAway. Powerful testimonials, citing liberal media bias, the violence being perpetrated by the left against MAGA supporters and conservatives, lies they had been told and only discovered them after they started to research on their own and stopped trusting the liberal establishment media.
The movement exploded online and offline and the founder, Brandon Straka decided to organize a #WalkAway March for October, and has been working towards that goal for weeks.
Straka said the suspension comes ahead of his planned march on Washington, D.C. and cuts him off from over 180,000 members of his #WalkAway campaign (the #WalkAway Facebook group has just over 76,000 likes).
“I’m devastated right now. WalkAway Campaign is a grassroots movement. We don’t have corporate sponsors. We don’t have backers. We are raising the money and the awareness for our event ourselves. We use GoFundMe to raise money. And today Facebook took away my ability to communicate with the 180,000 members of the campaign leading up to the March,” Straka told right-wing outlet the Gateway Pundit.
“This is going to smash my ability to provide information, answer questions, raise money, and rally with my people,” he continued.
Note: One does not have to agree with Alex Jones to be disturbed by the coordinated censorship and the deliberate attempts to limit his online visibility, because big tech disagrees with his messaging and his opinion. The banning of Straka for nothing more than promoting his own interview regarding his #WalkAway movement is even more blatant as big tech attempts to prevent more Democrats from awakening to his message and perhaps deciding to #WalkAway themselves.
Reddit Joins Big Tech In Censoring: In another act of blatant censorship, from an unexpected source and unrelated to Straka and the #WalkAway movement, we see a number of coordinated media reports about Reddit banning a QAnon subreddit.
Disclaimier: While we at ANP do not report on the mysterious Q messages, we do watch, observe and research them as we do everything else, and whether the unknown person is what they call a "LARP" (Live action role-player) or someone really in the know, is of no consequence to the main point.
The point is censorship, preventing a large number of people, and this Q-person has a huge following, even if many do not subscribe to the belief that he/she is anything more than someone pretending to be "in the know."
When dozens of liberal establishment media outlets coordinate to report on the same story, all within hours of each other, there is always something afoot.
Now when you click any one of those subreddits, the message on the screen states "This community has been banned," and as of this writing, they all say "Banned 20 hours ago," meaning they did a sweeping ban, (censored) all subreddits at the same time, for supposedly violating their content policy.
Just as I said about the coordinated ban against Alex Jones and InfoWars, one does not have to agree with them, nor believe in all their theories or messaging, to be abhorred by the blanket ban of discussion on any topic or person that others wish to discuss online.
Twitter Declares Legal Term 'Illegal Alien' To Be 'Hateful Content: The definition of "illegal alien" is "a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country's authorization. The DHS definition of terms also defines the word "alien" as "Any person not a citizen or national of the United States."
It appears Twitter doesn't care about proper terminology, nor legal terminology, as the Center of Immigration Studies has now been blocked from promoting any post that includes the term "illegal alien," as described in a recent set of tweets explaining Twitter's censoring of their posts.
Via their Twitter account on September 11, 2018: "1/ Twitter is not allowing us to promote any tweets including the phrase "illegal alien(s)", citing it as Hateful Content. However, the phrase "illegal aliens" has been used in both federal law and by the Supreme Court."
"3/ Title 8 of the United States Code, Section 1365: "The Attorney General shall reimburse a State for the costs incurred by the State for the imprisonment of any illegal alien or Cuban national who is convicted of a felony by such State" - https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1365
"4/ US District Court Judge Andrew Hanen, 2015: "There is a certain segment of the population that finds the phrase ‘illegal alien’ offensive. The court uses this term because it is the term used by the Supreme Court in its latest pronouncement pertaining to this area of the law."
"5/ Code of Federal Regulations: "Illegal alien means any person who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States or who has not been authorized by the Attorney General to accept employment in the United States." - https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/29/500.20
According to their press release on this subject, CIS.ORG, provides Twitter's response to them when they inquired why the tweets were rejected, was:
"We've reviewed your tweets and confirmed that it is ineligible to participate in the Twitter Ads program at this time based on our Hateful Content policy. Violating content includes, but is not limited to, that which is hate speech or advocacy against a protected group."
Google Leaked Video Shows Employee Snowflakes Melting Down After 2016 Election: Last but not least, Google the "biggest" of big tech, is reeling from a leaked video that Breitbart published showing Google employees, crying, group hugging and bemoaning the loss of their favored candidate, Hillary Clinton after the 2016 presidential election.
Some key moments Breitbart describes from the video shown below:
(00:01:12) Returning to seriousness, Brin says he is “deeply offen[ded]” by the election of Trump, and that the election “conflicts with many of [Google’s] values.” (00:09:10) Trying to explain the motivations of Trump supporters, Senior VP for Global Affairs, Kent Walker concludes: “fear, not just in the United States, but around the world is fueling concerns, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.”
(00:09:35) Walker goes on to describe the Trump phenomenon as a sign of “tribalism that’s self-destructive [in] the long-term.”
(00:09:55) Striking an optimistic tone, Walker assures Google employees that despite the election, “history is on our side” and that the “moral arc of history bends towards progress.”
(00:10:45) Walker approvingly quotes former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s comparison between “the world of the wall” with its “isolation and defensiveness” and the “world of the square, the piazza, the marketplace, where people come together into a community and enrich each other’s lives.”
(00:13:10) CFO Ruth Porat appears to break down in tears when discussing the election result.
(00:15:20) Porat promises that Google will “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.”
(00:16:50) Stating “we all need a hug,” she then instructs the audience of Google employees to hug the person closest to them.
(00:20:24) Eileen Naughton, VP of People Operations, promises that Google’s policy team in DC is “all over” the immigration issue and that the company will “keep a close watch on it.”
(00:27:30) Sergey Brin praises an audience member’s suggestion of increasing matched Google employee donations to progressive groups.
(00:34:40) Brin compares Trump voters to “extremists,” arguing for a correlation between the economic background of Trump supporters and the kinds of voters who back extremist movements. Brin says that “voting is not a rational act” and that not all of Trump’s support can be attributed to “income disparity.” He suggests that Trump voters might have been motivated by boredom rather than legitimate concerns.
(00:49:10) An employee asks if Google is willing to “invest in grassroots, hyper-local efforts to bring tools and services and understanding of Google products and knowledge” so that people can “make informed decisions that are best for themselves.” Pichai’s response: Google will ensure its “educational products” reach “segments of the population [they] are not [currently] fully reaching.”
(00:54:33) An employee asks what Google is going to do about “misinformation” and “fake news” shared by “low-information voters.” Pichai responds by stating that “investments in machine learning and AI” are a “big opportunity” to fix the problem.
(00:56:12) Responding to an audience member, Walker says Google must ensure the rise of populism doesn’t turn into “a world war or something catastrophic … and instead is a blip, a hiccup.”
(00:58:22) Brin compares Trump voters to supporters of fascism and communism, linking the former movement to “boredom,” which Brin previously linked to Trump voters. “It sort of sneaks up sometimes, really bad things” says Brin.
Warning: Hour-long video, and many readers will need many breaks, especially after the pathetic "group hug" so everyone can feel better after seeing Clinton lose.
While the leaked Google video gives us great insight as to big techs obvious, unfiltered bias, the increased violence against conservatives, along with the coordinated efforts to prevent any message or opinion that these tech and social media giants do not approve of from becoming viral or spreading to others, makes it all the more important for readers to share what they find important, whether on social media, or via email to their contacts lists, or in comment sections or chat forums, etc....
They have ramped up all lines of attacks against Independent Media and conservative messaging to prevent open and free discussions online.
Bottom line here is that if these tech companies and social media platforms are getting so blatant in their open censorship, something huge is coming because they feel the ramifications later are not as important as manipulating the upcoming midterm elections.
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