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ITEM BY ROLLING STONE EDITOR MATT TAIBBI EXAMINES WAYS THAT DEMOCRATS ARE NOW AN INTOLERANT FASCIST MOB

Matt TaibbiWE NEED THIRD PARTIES! DEMOCRATS WANT A ONE-PARTY NATION! The Democrats and their media outlets have become an intolerant fascist mob whose war on the rest of us continues unabated. Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi is well-known for his hatred of de facto Third Party President Donald Trump but he also speaks out about the intolerance and fascist behavior that have driven so many former Democrats like me to #WALKAWAY from that crazed, frothing at the mouth political party.

In a recent piece Taibbi pointed out how the Democrats have become dangerously irrational, from their Trump “Russian collusion” delusions up through their insane attempt to destroy anyone who expresses anything less than admiration for the destructive riots that Democrats have unleashed by hiding behind George Floyd’s death.

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NO DEMOCRAT WOULD ALLOW THIS SIGN IN A CLASSROOM OR OFFICE

Often grouping them together as “the left,” Matt runs down a list of ways that the Democrats, their media outlets, their social media corporations and the “educational institutions” (LMAO) that they have a virtual monopolistic hold over are acting outside of the ballot box – indeed, outside of the entire political system – to force what amounts to one-party rule on the rest of us. Links are below but first some excerpts:

“It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind. It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.”

“The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily.”

“They’ve conned organization after organization into empowering panels to search out thoughtcrime, and it’s established now that anything can be an offense, from a UCLA professor placed under investigation for reading Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” out loud to a data scientist fired* from a research firm for — get this — retweeting an academic study suggesting nonviolent protests may be more politically effective than violent ones!”

” … The New York Times, the InterceptVox, the Philadelphia Inquirier, Variety, and others saw challenges to management.”

” … Probably the most disturbing story involved Intercept writer Lee Fang, one of a fast-shrinking number of young reporters actually skilled in investigative journalism. Fang’s work in the area of campaign finance especially has led to concrete impact, including a record fine to a conservative Super PAC: few young reporters have done more to combat corruption.”

“…Yet Fang found himself denounced online as a racist, then hauled before H.R. His crime? During protests, he tweeted this interview with an African-American man named Maximum Fr, who described having two cousins murdered in the East Oakland neighborhood where he grew up.”

“Saying his aunt is still not over those killings, Max asked: I always question, why does a Black life matter only when a white man takes it?… Like, if a white man takes my life tonight, it’s going to be national news, but if a Black man takes my life, it might not even be spoken of… It’s stuff just like that that I just want in the mix.”

“… A significant number of Fang’s co-workers, nearly all white, as well as reporters from other major news organizations like the New York Times and MSNBC and political activists (one former Elizabeth Warren staffer tweeted, “Get him!”), issued likes and messages of support for the notion that Fang was a racist. Though he had support within the organization, no one among his co-workers was willing to say anything in his defense publicly.”

” … To save his career, Fang had to craft a public apology for “insensitivity to the lived experience of others.” According to one friend of his, it’s been communicated to Fang that his continued employment at The Intercept is contingent upon avoiding comments that may upset colleagues.”

” … After the 2016 election, we began to see staff uprisings. In one case, publishers at the Nation faced a revolt – from the Editor-in-Chief on down – after an article by Aaron Mate and Patrick Lawrence questioning the evidentiary basis for Russiagate claims was run. Subsequent events, including the recent declassification of congressional testimony, revealed that Mate especially was right to point out that officials had no evidence for a Trump-Russia collusion case. It’s precisely because such unpopular views often turn out to be valid that we stress publishing and debating them in the press.”

Looters different from protestors” … Kathleen Kingsbury [The NYT’s newest opinion page editor], issued a staff directive essentially telling employees they now had a veto over anything that made them uncomfortable: “Anyone who sees any piece of Opinion journalism, headlines, social posts, photos—you name it—that gives you the slightest pause, please call or text me immediately.”

“… All these episodes sent a signal to everyone in a business already shedding jobs at an extraordinary rate that failure to toe certain editorial lines can and will result in the loss of your job. Perhaps additionally, you could face a public shaming campaign in which you will be denounced as a racist and rendered unemployable.”

“… Looting in some communities has been so bad that people have been left without banks to cash checks, or pharmacies to fill prescriptions; business owners have been wiped out (“My life is gone,” commented one Philly store owner); a car dealership in San Leandro, California saw 74 cars stolen in a single night. It isn’t the whole story, but it’s demonstrably true that violence, arson, and rioting are occurring.”

“However, because it is politically untenable to discuss this in ways that do not suggest support, reporters have been twisting themselves into knots. We are seeing headlines previously imaginable only in The Onion, e.g., “27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London.”

 — Matt Vespa, writing about Taibbi’s piece, observed:

” … the inability of the media to counter it due to the lefty mob is probably why issues like “Defund the Police” seem like it’s a popular position. It’s not. Taibbi noted polls “show 65% of Americans oppose [defunding the police], including 62% of Democrats, with just 15% of all people, and only 33% of African-Americans, in support.”

“But if you shame, de-platform, and purge those liberals who haven’t gone totally insane from your ranks, I could see how abolishing the police could seem like a possibility if you’re a lefty loon.” Continue reading

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DEMOCRATS CONTINUE THEIR WAR ON THE REST OF US

Antifa is that youWhile the buffoonish Joe Biden said that George Floyd’s death was “bigger than the Martin Luther King assassination” and how he wants to use troops to remove de facto Third Party President Donald Trump from office, the other slobbering psychopaths called Democrats continued their war on the rest of us.

Antifa demDemocrats want the police defunded, want people fired for daring to criticize Democrat mobs and are okay with several city blocks including a police station being seized by the mostly white children of privilege from KLAN-tifa (Antifa). The Democrat mayor even called that seizure “patriotic” and is ignoring the ongoing extortion of protection money from innocent people trapped inside the Klantifa-held area. 

Lee Fang, one of the few actual journalists left in the country, commented on social media regarding what’s going on around the country and also posted remarks made by a young man of color. 

Lee Fang

@lhfang

Social media is not only turning these violent protests into a form of entertainment, it’s also a dangerous incentive for groupthink for reporters terrified of openly questioning the lefty conventional wisdom around riots.

Seeing so many manipulate the MLK quote that riots are the “language of the unheard.” Read the actual speech. It’s a passionate argument against riots and in support of nonviolence at a time when much of the radical left despised MLK and embraced violence. https://www.gphistorical.org/mlk/mlkspeech/index.htm 

Asked everyone I spoke with today if there was anything they wanted to get off their chest about the movement. Max from Oakland, a supporter of BLM, had a measured critique he wanted to share. (click on the 2,741)

Looters different from protestorsMeanwhile, Michael Tracey, whose disgust with the Democrats reminds me so much of my own when I first decided to #WALKAWAY from them and become an Independent Voter, also expressed sentiments on social media.
Here they are below: 
 

Michael Tracey

@mtracey

Media culture is now filled with coddled 20-and-30 somethings who have been inculcated into believing that presenting an alternate view constitutes “violence” against them, and therefore they’re not obligated to make arguments. Their inherent rightness/superiority is just ASSUMED

Understand what’s happening here. The left/liberal media world is demanding that journalists CEASE CRITICAL THINKING and hand over their critical thinking faculties to others, because to not do so would be gravely offensive and possibly even violent. Fucking ridiculous clowns.

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JOURNALISTS AGREE THAT THEIR FELLOW DEMOCRATS HAVE DESTROYED THE NEWS MEDIA’S CREDIBILITY

mascot new look donkey and elephant headsEvery former Democrat like me who has chosen to #WALKAWAY always experiences deja vu when they see others finally noticing and objecting to the way Democrats have become so unhinged that they’ve turned every aspect of life into a political battlefield. And they want everyone who disagrees with them destroyed, personally and professionally.

Various hardcore anti-Trump reporters have shown integrity by objecting to the crazed, rabid propaganda that their colleagues have been churning out, especially following the riots over George Floyd’s death. The police behavior involved in that death was so blatantly out of line that for a few brief moments the nation was united in sadness and outrage.

Pelosi and Schumer and Kente clothA nation united is something that Democrats can not stand to see, and even though the Minneapolis officers involved were quickly fired and/or facing charges the Democrats and their media outlets rapidly transformed the situation into hate-filled riots and looting that raged for days.   

The Tom Cotton op-ed at the New York Times and what followed erupted into what some journalists have called “civil wars” in newsrooms across the country between rational reporters and their unhinged colleagues. Links are below, but first some excerpts from journalists whose anti-Trump credentials cannot be questioned.

First up, female journalist Bari Weiss:

Bari Weiss

@bariweiss

The civil war inside The New York Times between the (mostly young) wokes the (mostly 40+) liberals is the same one raging inside other publications and companies across the country. The dynamic is always the same. (Thread.)

The Old Guard lives by a set of principles we can broadly call civil libertarianism. They assumed they shared that worldview with the young people they hired who called themselves liberals and progressives. But it was an incorrect assumption.

The New Guard has a different worldview, one articulated best by @JonHaidt and @glukianoff. They call it “safetyism,” in which the right of people to feel emotionally and psychologically safe trumps what were previously considered core liberal values, like free speech … there are dozens and dozens of examples.

I’ve been mocked by many people over the past few years for writing about the campus culture wars. They told me it was a sideshow. But this was always why it mattered: The people who graduated from those campuses would rise to power inside key institutions and transform them. (NOTE FROM BALLADEER: LINK TO MY PIECES ABOUT THAT SITUATION HERE )

I’m in no way surprised by what has now exploded into public view. In a way, it’s oddly comforting: I feel less alone and less crazy trying to explain the dynamic to people. What I am shocked by is the speed. I thought it would take a few years, not a few weeks.

Next up is Michael Tracey: 

Michael Tracey

@mtracey

The NYT and other media institutions are being held hostage by millennials whose belief system includes such precepts as, “Publishing something I disagree with physically endangers me.” They use bizarre emotional manipulation tactics to assert their dominance. And they’re winning.

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EVEN THIS WELL-KNOWN TRUMP-HATER HAS NOTICED THAT POLICE BRUTALITY IS THE WORST IN DEMOCRAT-RUN CITIES

Democrats KKKEven Shaun King, whose hatred of de facto Third Party President Donald Trump is well-known, has noticed that – like in Minneapolis – it’s always Democrat-run areas which have the worst examples of police misconduct and brutality. WE NEED THIRD PARTIES!

Democrat politicians kept the officer in the George Floyd tragedy instated despite his past behavior. And as always Democrats blame the rest of us and tell us to hang our heads in shame for THEIR atrocities.

Anyway, Shaun King joined the growing chorus of voices pointing out that the Democrats are lying when they claim that voting for them is the key to everything. 

Go all the way, Shaun, and join those of us who chose to #WALKAWAY and become Independent Voters. Anyway, below is what Shaun had to say on social media to the “Just vote Democrat” fascists: 

Shaun King

@shaunking

STOP generically telling us to VOTE in response to all of the police brutality we have right now.

Yes we should vote. But we have to be VERY specific.

Democrats, from top to bottom, are running the cities with the worst police brutality in America right now.

We voted for them.

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BRANDON STRAKA AND #WALKAWAY MARK TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Brandon StrakaIt’s been two years since openly gay Brandon Straka launched #WALKAWAY for all of us former Democrats who have grown disgusted with the party’s increasing fascism, intolerance and violence. The #WALKAWAY YT channel is still the site to check out for testimonials from so many of us about why we left the Democrats to become Independent Voters.

#WalkAwayEspecially nauseating is the way Democrats always blame their failures on the nation as a whole. Recently we were all appalled by the actions of a Minnesota policeman whose Union donates heavily to Democrat politicians. As in the same Democrat politicians who kept the officer instated despite his past history of behavior. But hey, the Democrats and their media outlets are pushing the blame on to the nation as a whole. WE NEED THIRD PARTIES.

And now Democrats in Minneapolis and other locales are absurdly pushing to defund and dismantle their police departments to replace them with British-style “common cause” political police who will react to incidents based on the intersectional pyramid instead of the law. What could go wrong?

riot cartoonWell, plenty, but when it DOES you can bet Democrats will blame it on the rest of us and call for even more power to be concentrated in their hands. Or else we’ll be victimized by more rioting. And so it goes.   

The past several days have provided plenty of more reasons to leave the Democrat Party with its Antifa (KLAN-tifa) thugs and its callous attitude toward the victims of rioting and looting. (To Democrats ONLY the rioters and looters deserve financial and moral support.) 

 

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VICTIMS OF THE RIOTERS SPEAK OUT

Antifa scumGeorge Floyd’s own family members have called for the rioting to stop, and if you’re one of the leftist demagogues coyly pretending you don’t understand the difference between protests and riots, you’re either lying or an imbecile. Yes, George Floyd was wronged, but the perpetrators are facing punishment. Pathetic worms like the privileged white children of Antifa (KLAN-tifa) are hiding behind George Floyd’s name to inflict this pitiless series of Kristallnachts on the U.S.

looting cartoonHundreds of thousands of innocent people are having their lives and futures destroyed and are being made to suffer so that Democrats can enact political theater across the country.

And by the way, for you drama queens pretending to be outraged about Trump’s National Guard comments, even ANTI-TRUMP REPORTER MICHAEL TRACEY POINTED OUT TO YOU HYPOCRITES THAT OBAMA OFTEN CONDEMNED RIOTERS AND SUPPORTED DEPLOYING THE NATIONAL GUARD. 

Michael Tracey

@mtracey

“Did people forget that Barack Obama condemned rioters and supported the deployment of National Guard to quell civil unrest on multiple occasions? Was that “fascism” or “martial law” …? “

But hey, why let facts interfere with your orgy of violence and looting and political posturing? Here are just a few of the victims being ignored by the callous, the comfortable and the uncaring who do nothing but virtue signal – 

 

If techno-censors take that down it can also be accessed HERE 

And more victims speaking out. But I don’t see celebrity vermin pledging money to help THEM out. 

MUST WATCH TV: If you’re still unclear what impact the rioting and violence is having on the most vulnerable among us, please listen to Stephanie, a disabled Minneapolis woman who offers her heart-wrenching experience after last night’s violence. Great work by ⁦@BenryNews

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Molly Beck

@MollyBeck

Katherine Mahmoud is furious about George Floyd’s death — but she’s also angry at those who destroyed her family’s Milwaukee cellphone shop as protests escalated early Saturday morning. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/30/milwaukee-looting-boost-mobile-owner-furious-george-floyd-death-protest/5290067002/  via ⁦@BillGlauber

‘I look just like them’: Owner of looted Milwaukee cellphone store

Katherine Mahmoud found her Boost Mobile store looted early May 30.

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DEMOCRAT ATROCITY ROUNDUP: JUNE 2nd

#WalkAwayIt’s time for another installment of Democrat Atrocity Roundup. If you need to ask what their latest atrocities have involved then you haven’t been paying attention the past several days. STOP THE HATE. STOP THE DIVISIVENESS. STOP THE LIES. #WALKAWAY now.

Remember, NONE of us can help what color skin we were born with or the country where we were born, but we sure as hell CAN choose to #WALKAWAY from the party of non-stop hatred and violence to become Independent Voters.

fascists will call themselves anti-fascistsEspecially disgusting is the way that Democrats self-righteously pretend that victims of the riots MUST treat the rioters who destroyed their homes or places of business with the same reverence accorded to the dead victim whose name the rioters use as an excuse for their ravages.

The biggest regret of my life is that I used to belong to that party of political robots and hate-filled demagogues.

The Democrats, their media outlets and their privileged white worms called Antifa (really KLAN-tifa) distorted actual protests, turning them into riots. Continue reading

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PUCK: ROBBER BARONS THEN AND SILICON VALLEY ROBBER BARONS NOW

TECHNOFASCISTS LIKE JACK DORSEY AT TWITTER ARE GARBAGE.

puck cartoon robber barons tying up uncle samPuck magazine (1871-1918), the well-known political humor magazine, was at its height under original founder and creative director cartoonist Joseph Keppler. Here is a February 23rd, 1881 Keppler political cartoon depicting Jay Gould, the telegraph monopolist, and Cornelius Vanderbilt the railroad baron.

The point of the cartoon is the way those two Robber Barons – allied with like-minded newspaper tycoons – abused their wealth and political influence to bind the United States (represented here by Uncle Sam) to their will.

Joseph Keppler was outraged at the power so unethically wielded by such figures to cloak themselves in righteous, philanthropic public images while in reality they – in Keppler’s words – clutched “the United States and all its institutions by the throat.”

Creepy LineThis is similar to the way the Silicon Valley and Social Media Robber Barons of today cloak themselves in “socially conscious” public images while in reality clutching the United States and all its institutions by the throat.

The Robber Barons criticized by Puck magazine exerted their ugly influence on behalf of right-wing politicians. The Robber Barons of the 21st Century tend to exert their ugly influence on behalf of left-wing politicians. The end results are equally totalitarian. Continue reading

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RECENT PROOF OF VOTE FRAUD, INCLUDING VOTE-BY-MAIL FRAUD

democrat republican awakeEvery so often it’s important to emphasize all the real-life instances of vote fraud since Democrats and their media outlets love to pretend there are no instances of it. Rest assured that no matter how many times a year such stories are emphasized the Democrats and their outlets will go on insisting it doesn’t happen and claiming there’s no proof. They’re like children who put their hands over their ears and say “I can’t hear you! La! La! La! La! La!”

I’m an Independent Voter who would love to see both the Democrat and Republican Parties collapse, so since I’m impartial about it overseas readers often ask me why virtually all the vote fraud scandals wind up being committed by Democrats.

My answer is always this: presumably the Republicans would LOVE to be able to cheat as much as the Democrats do, but the clueless buffoons who run the Republican Party have fallen far behind the Democrats in terms of media outlets. That means the Republicans would be exposed and be the lead story for weeks.

#WalkAwayDemocrats know that no matter how many times they get caught over and over again the Republicans have so comparatively few media outlets that they (Democrats) can get away with just blithely pretending there’s no evidence of vote fraud. To summarize, it’s not that Republican political operatives are too honest to do it, it’s that they know they can’t get away with it without being THOROUGHLY exposed. And they have.

Yes, it’s their own fault for falling so far behind in the media arms race, but there it is.

At any rate, here are just a few recent instances of vote fraud. 

I. MICHIGAN DEMOCRAT OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH ALTERING BALLOTS IN 2018 ELECTION. Link below.  

II. IN PHILADELPHIA, A JUDGE OF ELECTIONS PLEADS GUILTY TO VOTE FRAUD ON BEHALF OF DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES. Link below. Continue reading

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JOE BIDEN IS CALLED UPON TO APOLOGIZE “TO EVERY BLACK PERSON HE MEETS”

Trump and Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and the RLJ Companies, joined the chorus of African-American voices condemning Democrat Joe Biden for his blatant public expression of the Democrats’ view that they “own” the black vote as surely as they owned black people on their plantations.

Biden, already under siege for his and his family’s international corruption PLUS sexual assault allegations, said “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” He stated this on The Breakfast Club radio show.

Biden racistNote also that Biden condescendingly used the word “ain’t” the way so many Democrats do when talking to voters of color, as if it will endear them to those voters. Joe Biden’s career has been marked by draconian legal measures against African-Americans, sometimes in conjunction with the disgraced Hillary Clinton, who called African-American males “super-predators.”   

Robert Johnson weighed in on social media by saying “VP Biden’s statement today represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves that they are not Black unless they vote for him. This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite. He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.”

Trump black supporters even moreTo help clarify all this for overseas readers and put such sentiments in their historical context: 

 In the final third of the 20th Century the speakers and money people of the Democrat Party began developing a very proprietary, some would say condescending, attitude toward African-Americans. The 1960s generation of American Democrats in particular had often treated the lives and history of African-Americans as a kind of hobby.

Black Voices for Trump picThese patronizing dilettantes originally demonstrated a protective, or at least supportive, attitude toward African-Americans, who in turn rewarded the Democrat Party’s candidates with almost unanimous support.

However, as the decades wore on and African-Americans had greater opportunities open up to them many of them began making up their own minds about what political attitudes they would embrace and what political candidates they would support. This did not sit well with the white Democrat power brokers.

Black Voices for Trump againA large portion of the Democrats’ power structure rested on the myth that all African-Americans were still Democrats. The mere existence of increasing numbers of African-Americans choosing their own political affiliation was a massive threat to the Democrats’ decades-old propaganda advantages: their false claim that they and they alone represented the wishes of all minority groups and their incessant accusations of racism aimed at all dissenting voices.

The whitebread Democrat leadership and the African-American demagogues (think Al Sharpton) they used as alleged spokespeople for “all African-Americans” began a campaign of harassment against any African-Americans who declared their political independence from the oppression and condescension of the Democrat Party. Continue reading

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