Big Left Herds Its Enemies

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Big Left Herds Its Enemies

Mean­ing you

by baldilocks

The Social Media con­ser­v­a­tive purges are part of an over­ar­ch­ing attack by the Orga­nized Left against all non-​leftists who express unap­proved thought. You will be made to STFU — or such is the goal.

They want the money you already have.

From 2018.

It was the SPLC’s ongo­ing slan­der of the David Horowitz Free­dom Cen­ter (DHFC) as “white suprema­cist” and of myself as “the god­fa­ther of the anti-​Muslim move­ment in Amer­ica” that gave Mas­ter­Card the green light to recently stop pro­cess­ing all online dona­tions to the Free­dom Cen­ter. SPLC had pre­vi­ously tried to get orga­ni­za­tions like Ama­zon, Face­book, and Twit­ter to ban DHFC from their respec­tive plat­forms, as well. The effort failed at these orga­ni­za­tions but worked at Mas­ter­card and Visa.

Though Mas­ter­Card and Visa are sep­a­rate com­pa­nies, they act as a car­tel; when Mas­ter­Card cuts some­one off, Visa imme­di­ately fol­lows and vice versa. And that is what hap­pened a week ago when Mas­ter­card — rely­ing on the lies prop­a­gated by the SPLC — took the lead in try­ing to cut off the lifeblood of the Free­dom Cen­ter by refus­ing to process its online donations.

They want to keep you from mak­ing money.

[T]he part­ners at my firm called me into a meet­ing. Some cor­po­rate clients, they said, com­plained about my polit­i­cal views [on Twit­ter] and stated that they could no longer do busi­ness with the firm if I remained there. It was them or me, and the firm chose them. My bosses were gra­cious about it. They com­pli­mented my work and allowed me time to stay on and find new employ­ment, but I was still fired.

Last week, the Poyn­ter Insti­tute pro­vided a list of 515 news/​opinion web­sites to the world, claim­ing that all of the sites are unre­li­able for var­i­ous rea­sons. Most of the sites are conservative-​leaning. PI has since taken down the list, cit­ing “weak­ness in the methodology.”

What was espe­cially alarm­ing to many crit­ics of the list, in addi­tion to ques­tion­ing the deci­sion to include cer­tain web­sites, was that lan­guage in the accom­pa­ny­ing story called for adver­tis­ers to use the index to “black­list” sites in the hopes of dri­ving them out of busi­ness.

Empha­sis mine.

Oh, and did I men­tion that an SPLC flunky was respon­si­ble for com­pil­ing the list?

You’ll note that both Mas­ter Card and the Poyn­ter Insti­tute backed off. But they won’t stay back. It will be tried again.

Broke and silent about it; that’s how they want us.

It’s a war of attri­tion and the enemy seems all-​powerful. But don’t be scared or silent. Giants can be defeated, as his­tory shows.

God rewards boldness.

RELATED: Diver­sity of opin­ion is not wel­come here

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Fol­low her on Face­book, Twit­ter, MeWe, Gab, and Social Quod­verum.

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Meaning you

by baldilocks

The Social Media conservative purges are part of an overarching attack by the Organized Left against all non-leftists who express unapproved thought. You will be made to STFU — or such is the goal.

They want the money you already have.

From 2018.

It was the SPLC’s ongoing slander of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC) as “white supremacist” and of myself as “the godfather of the anti-Muslim movement in America” that gave MasterCard the green light to recently stop processing all online donations to the Freedom Center. SPLC had previously tried to get organizations like Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter to ban DHFC from their respective platforms, as well. The effort failed at these organizations but worked at Mastercard and Visa.

Though MasterCard and Visa are separate companies, they act as a cartel; when MasterCard cuts someone off, Visa immediately follows and vice versa. And that is what happened a week ago when Mastercard — relying on the lies propagated by the SPLC — took the lead in trying to cut off the lifeblood of the Freedom Center by refusing to process its online donations.

They want to keep you from making money.

[T]he partners at my firm called me into a meeting.  Some corporate clients, they said, complained about my political views [on Twitter] and stated that they could no longer do business with the firm if I remained there.  It was them or me, and the firm chose them.  My bosses were gracious about it.  They complimented my work and allowed me time to stay on and find new employment, but I was still fired.

Last week, the Poynter Institute provided a list of 515 news/opinion websites to the world, claiming that all of the sites are unreliable for various reasons. Most of the sites are conservative-leaning. PI has since taken down the list, citing “weakness in the methodology.”

What was especially alarming to many critics of the list, in addition to questioning the decision to include certain websites, was that language in the accompanying story called for advertisers to use the index to “blacklist” sites in the hopes of driving them out of business.

Emphasis mine.

Oh, and did I mention that an SPLC flunky was responsible for compiling the list?

You’ll note that both Master Card and the Poynter Institute backed off. But they won’t stay back. It will be tried again.

Broke and silent about it; that’s how they want us.

It’s a war of attrition and the enemy seems all-powerful. But don’t be scared or silent. Giants can be defeated, as history shows.

God rewards boldness.

RELATED: Diversity of opinion is not welcome here

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, Gab, and Social Quodverum.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar or hit Juliette’s!