On election night last Tuesday November the 6th, Alex Jones and his co-host Roger Stone were dissecting the results of this last election on Infowars (I couldn’t embed or link the video file due to technical issues, sorry). Their discussions summed up brilliantly the core of the problem that we, right-wingers, face in our struggle to take back power in America. Alex Jones and his colleague Roger Stone brought to our attention a key element in the comprehension of our present predicament. The Republicans lost the House that night, although they kept the Senate. Why? Because they failed to understand what happened during the Presidential campaign in 2016. A lot of people say that Trump won because he has a strong personality, that he is a great campaigner and that he made a lot of rallies and attracted a lot of people. That is true. But what is not often said, not publicly at least, is that he won because of his fan base, of his supporters. And a lot of these supporters were absolutely instrumental to take the word of truth and spread it on the internet. Blogs, alternative medias, tweets, Facebook pages, online articles, memes of Pepe the Frog, memes of Trump, etc, expressions and enthusiasm for the Trump campaign exploded all over the web. It might have been seen as trivial to certain pundits but it was enough to tip the scales in favor of Trump to win the Presidential campaign against Clinton.
Alex Jones and Roger Stone then very perspicaciously pointed out that Democrats, in all likelihood, made the decision to go after this fan base active over the internet and that’s when this heavy censorship began. A lot of Trump supporters saw their Facebook or Twitter accounts being suspended or closed, their Youtube channels being closed, quarantined or demonetized, their blogs being shot down or denied access to. Some even lost their domain names or web host providers. Democrats strategists quickly grasped that they had to control speech online because if not, they wouldn’t stand a chance in the coming elections. Trump supporters are proactive and energetic over the internet and the content that they present is often innovative, interesting, refreshing and inspiring. So, instead of trying to start the impeachment procedure right away on January 20th 2017, they went after us, Trump’s supporters. After all, we are easy targets and we don’t have important resources to fight back, contrary to the establishment Republicans. So the Democrats targeted us and they smashed our ability to communicate online, express and spread ideas, share content with others, organize rallies, conferences, etc. Intimidation and harassment was used frequently and even physical violence sometimes.
While all that was going on, Republicans acted as if they couldn’t care less. Democrats, left-wingers, socialists took control (if it wasn’t already the case) of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc, and then the Great Purge began. The most popular figure in the Trump movement over the internet is certainly Alex Jones himself. Recently, he was banned on the same day by several of the most important Big Tech companies. Alternative media Red Ice TV, saw their Paypal account being terminated, which greatly diminished their ability to finance their operations. Their website was hacked last year and they were only starting to recover. They also saw several of their videos on Youtube being taken off. Another alternative media, TV Libertés, in France, saw their Youtube channel being terminated, just before a very important financing campaign that was about to take place. Tommy Robinson was put in jail in the U.K. for a bogus reason. Mastercard and Discover began refusing to process payments for Robert Spencer‘s Jihad Watch website. I could continue forever but I think you get the idea. The point is that while we were the subject of a systematic campaign of harassment and intimidation and that our freedom of speech was being denied, establishment Republicans, country club Republicans if you will, sat on their hands and did nothing to defend us and our rights.
There is only one option for Trump if he wants to win in 2020 and continue to implement the MAGA agenda and that is to re-establish freedom of speech online. Trump supporters can’t effectively do their job if they can’t express and share their ideas over the internet. Since the big media are controlled by the establishment and the globalists, it is only on the internet that the word of truth can spread and open the eyes of the masses. If the Democrats have transformed Big Tech, the Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Google companies into propaganda machines for themselves, then Trump has to break that spell by doing something that would make that impossible. Some have suggested to give Big Tech companies the status of public utilities. That would render them similar to hydroelectricity, phone, television, internet and water providers. Since you can’t refuse the service on the basis of political ideas, that would work. But some don’t like the idea of government intervention. In that case, anti-trust laws is the solution. You break these four companies into several dozens of smaller companies and you let competition do its work. At least, in the short term, that could work until the problem starts again if there are mergers or other arrangements.
Leaving the issue of voter fraud aside (that is a subject for another day) I am hopeful that Trump will win in 2020. But that will only happen if we, his fan base, his supporters, can play our role over the internet and energize the masses up to victory. That’s why the President has to defend our freedom of speech. Our freedom of speech is President Trump’s path to re-election and the path to our victory as a nation and a civilization.
It’s about time patriots and nationalists have their own platform to express and spread their message. Social-media Gab, that has come under attack today (they are now banned from Paypal) is certainly a good enterprise in that effort but it is not complete the way Free Zoxee has been conceived and built to be. Its creators are preparing to launch very soon.
In order, Vincent James, Daniel Frändelöv and Frank Espinoza adress this very important issue with Red Ice TV host, Henrik Palmgren.
This week’s shooting at Youtube was certainly a very tragic and sad event. Curiously, the media has not talked about it a lot, for reasons that are still unclear. Personally, to the contrary, I think that this very sad event presents us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the ways to take back control of the steering wheel of our numerous electronic platforms and devices.
So let me plunge right in by saying that Big Tech companies have gone way too far in the way they handle our personal information, in the way they are tracking us 24/7 and in the way they treat their «users». Since these companies are american ones, it is the responsibility of the U.S. government to make sure that they comply with the most basic values and principles of the United States. That is why I think that the time has come to give these Big Tech companies the status of public utilities, in the same category as the phone, the gas and the electricity. Electronic services have become so entrenched in our lives that now it is impossible for anyone to live and function without them. I know that President Trump is not keen on regulation. However, there are circumstances where regulation is the only solution. Social media and internet companies are absolutely incapable of minding their own stores. They don’t have the discipline, the clear-eye that is necessary to do that and most especially, until now, they had a de facto carte blanche to do whatever they wanted. This has got to stop. Presently, this is the far west in the world of electronics. Anything goes. Regulation seems to me like the only solution because, if we wait for these companies to come with some sort of arrangement, they never will.
The other thing is what I would call the burden of proof. Presently, the burden of proof is on the shoulders or the «users». Users have to behave in a way that is more and more in line with political correctness, diversity and the agenda of the Left in general. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google/Youtube, Apple can terminate your account or your monetization at any time arbitrarily for any reason and you can’t appeal their decision. They have the absolute power over you…because their services are free. Users don’t pay for the service so they are at the complete mercy of these companies and their will. In a normal business relationship, the burden of proof is on the shoulders of the service provider, the company, and it has to please its clientele, which are called not «users» but «customers». The words we use are important. If you are a customer a service provider will have no other choice but to respect your rights and give you satisfaction if the company wants to keep your monthly fee coming in every month. That’s why it is imperative that we start paying for the use of these platforms. It is only this way that we will ever be respected. If millions of people give, let’s say, 25 dollars a month each for their Facebook, Google, Twitter or Apple accounts, it is unlikely that these corporations would suspend or terminate any accounts because there is language used that is not politically correct or opinions that are not approved. They would simply keep going and let the police handle the very heavy cases. Also, the status of public utilities given to these companies would also protect customers against arbitrary decisions to cancel or suspend accounts. Of course, they could still terminate accounts for non-payment but in order to terminate accounts for other reasons, it is reasonable to envision that would be required by law to present their case before a judge in a court of law in order to protect the rights of the customers. And obviously, everything that I have said above also apply to smartphones, since they connect to the internet and record a great quantity of information on theirs users.
You must have heard many times the popular expression that says that «he who pays calls the shots». It was true ten thousand years and it is still true today. Since a couple of years, we have seen a number of conservative voices, bloggers and activists being censored, de-platformed, demonetized, etc. It would never have happened if they had been customers instead of just «users» and, on top of that, it would never have been possible in the first place if the companies had been required, by law, to abide by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as I have said above. How the protections granted by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights could be extended to citizens living outside the U.S. will certainly be a very difficult and long legal challenge. Because, in the current situation, it is too easy for the totalitarian states of the world to use our Big Tech companies against us. We are defenseless since these corporations have adopted a business model that makes them perfect tools to attack and undermine our societies. Why should these Big Tech companies do dirty tricks on behalf of China, Russia, North Korea while they could defend and uphold our values and civilization instead? It is not the communists and the terrorists who are kicked out of social media. It is the conservatives and right-wingers. Don’t you see what is going on? I will leave you will a short video of Project Veritas, the fourth part of the Twitter series. It last only two minutes but it says it all.
Instead of losing your time on social media, why don’t you encourage websites that put out good information? That’s what we, in the political right, have to do to bypass censorship. The simplest way to do it would be to write commentaries directly on the websites themselves and not on the facebook or twitter page of these websites. That being said, unfortunately, some websites don’t have an independent comment section that allows you to do so. On some websites, it is possible to publish a commentary but only if you login on some social media first. Web hosts who do that are missing the point. If web users have to login on social media to comment an article of yours, they are not on your platform, they are on the one social media they use. That’s why it is imperative that right-wing web hosts create their own independent comment section on their website, if the one they use links with some social media. This way, comments written and published will stay there as long as you wish. They will not disappear at the will of some censorship czars. By creating networks of blogs and sites that link to each other and by writing commentaries directly on them, we will effectively be able to bypass social media. We have to stop depending on these multinational corporations to express ourselves. The day patriots, nationalists and dissidents understand that, things will start to change. We need to create our own tools and networks. Forget about Facebook and Twitter. The answer is at the tip of our fingers. Concerning video uploading now, PewTube seems to be a nice alternative to Youtube censorship, at least for the moment. We will see how things evolve in the future. Here are an article and a video from Red Ice TV where these issues of censorship on Twitter are discussed and analysed. The Weekend Warrior video features a section on twitter policies starting at 21:50.