Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Trump's First Congressional Speech

Last night Trump showed the charisma and stage presence of a veteran politician. In his first address before a joint session of congress, Trump struck a optimistic note with his bold vision of America's future. 

Trump highlighted his accomplishments in the first month in office including his job initiatives and the beginning  of the border wall project. He also mentioned his supreme out nominee Neil Gorsuch. He acknowledged the mess America is in but he balanced that with optimism

Trump also emphasized how his administration was placing the American people first. In my favorite line of the speech he said:

"My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America"

This simple statement has been foreign to America's leaders for decades, yet it sums up why Trump won the election. 

The speech also included a moving tribute to Carryn Owens, widow of a recently killed Navy SEAL. This was fitting tribute to William Owens  who faithfully served his country and gave his life in a recent raid in Yemen. Trump expressed heartfelt thanks for her husband's  service and the widow received a long standing ovation. 

Overall the speech was excellent and very presidential. His clear eyed optimism was inspiring and bodes well for the future.  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Media Has No Clothes

The news media is in shock, reeling from a devasting election loss and a massive upswing in the people who do not trust anything that comes out of the mouth of a news anchor, or from the pen of a news reporter.

This is one of the greatest services that President Trump has performed for the American people as his election brought to sharp light the wretched liars of the news media, as their hatred for anything that smacked of freedom from groupthink and closet fascism was laid grossly bare.

Now, faced with a crisis of confidence that dwarfs anything ever faced before by the grandiosely named "Fourth Estate", the news media has chosen to double down on their biased reporting and bare faced lying.

They do this because to do anything else would force them to confront the fact that their precious "journalistic integrity" is nothing but a hollow shame. They want to see themselves in the light of bold knights of truth, attacking the powerful and the privileged and protecting the poor and needy. To admit that Pravda under Stalin had greater integrity and adherence to the truth (admittedly a low bar, but 1 is larger than 0) than their dying and barren platforms, would result in their complete mental breakdowns. The Emperor truly has no clothes.

Their fragile egos, narcissistic lack of regard for the truth, and contempt for America (rural Americans especially) and American values of freedom of speech, liberty, and (especially) the freedom for free men in a free nation to posses, carry and use firearms were so sickeningly on display during the election that millions of fence sitters and right of center moderates were horrified and stopped trusting in the media at all.

When the corrupt news media attempted to try to shift the Narrative to bleating about "fake news", the merry band of deplorables that had swept the Republicans to their greatest strength since 1928...took the badge (much as they had embraced the attempted epithet of "deplorable") and made it proudly their own, flaunting the dying media's helplessness in their face.

Now the news media is trying to slam President Trump for taking steps to at least start to roll back the mountains of red tape that engulf this country and hamper its job creators (small businesses especially) with massive expenses. They squeal about a new head of the EPA who actually has the audacity to think that the EPA shouldn't drive small businesses bankrupt, shouldn't attack small farms with crippling regulations, promulgated by Soviet-style unelected apparachiks. Many in the EPA are apparently struggling with nervous breakdowns and need counseling (at taxpayer expense of course).

I say good. Smash the tyranny of the unelected bureaucrats and their massive State-run apparatus to the ground. Then salt the ground. Drive the petty little dictators that infest it into the Real World, forcing them to either get an honest job (not likely) flee to Canada (not likely, Canada has very strict immigration rules for Americans), or beg for money on the streets(entertaining at least).

We won't get all that we want, but anything in the right direction is worth it. And the news media no longer is as formidable an opponent as it used to be: it no longer has a monopoly,  fewer and fewer people listen to it, and the major Old News platforms are shriveling and dying in slow motion. The future of news is in the rising news platforms online, maybe a little rough around the edges sometimes, but unafraid to tackle the harsh truths and show the honest facts.

It's time to take a stand and take our country back.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Response to the Refugee Crisis

Trump recently issued an executive order temporarily barring individuals from seven countries from coming to the United States. From the panic and outrage emanating from the left, you would think he was dropping thousands of bombs on most of these countries. Oh wait that was Obama and Bush.

 The response from left has been the predictable outrage. However, the response from Christian left has been disturbing. By now, if you have been on Facebook, you have probably been inundated with posts and articles claiming you are not being Christian if we do not accept refugees.

Here are few common threads of these posts.

1. They are citing some verses from the Old Testament about welcoming the foreigner. 

Note these are usually the first to shriek about the dangers of theocracy in America. To watch their brains melt, ask them if they are also planning on stoning adulterers as well. The Bible isn't a buffet where you get to pick different verses you like. Instead, it is a series of dispensations. We are not under the Law but under Grace, so the Levitical law no longer applies.

2. But We are to love everyone!

Many of the verses were individual commands for personal application. They were not meant as being binding on governments. The government is not meant to "love" someone, that is an action for an individual or a Church. In Romans, the government's responsibility is laid out to protect and enforce the laws. The Bible also makes it very plain that believers are to be wise as well as gentle. Inviting potential terrorists from a hostile culture into your country does not strike me as being as wise as serpents. 

In brief, be wary of those peddling the idea that our Christian faith means we can't take reasonable steps to protect our country.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Pravda of the Left: Fisking the Huffington Post Over "Fake News"

The Huffington Post spends a great deal of its time valiantly attempting to beat out the Soviet mouthpiece Pravda for the distinguished title of Best Socialist Propaganda Publication. It has a great deal of competition of course, as The Guardian, the New York Times...actually every major MSM publication vies for this crown.
The amount of ignorance with conviction that is spouted is truly remarkable, or rather it would be remarkable if we hadn’t all gotten used to seeing the mainstream media’s glaring biases nakedly exposed as never before over the past year. Speaking Rather, Dan “false but true” Rather is now teaching a course on Udemy on truth in journalism, which is certainly the greatest example of irony since Attila the Hun taught a course on peacefully resolving conflict.
Proceeding from the philosophy that anything that makes Democrats and their assorted socialist/fascist/communist allies look bad must be “fake news” and anything that does the opposite must be “real news”, no matter how astoundingly credulous one has to be in order to believe it.
Given the recent shellacking that the liberal left just took in the elections, the various libprog publications have been frantically seeking a scapegoat to pin the blame on. Right now the leading contenders seem to be “the Russians” who somehow did something somewhere that somehow gave Trump the win, and “fake news” which somehow made a lot of people believe that Hillary Clinton was a corrupt, lying, bribe taking politician who couldn't be trusted with the post of VIllage Idiot, let alone the Presidency. I’m sorry, I said “fake news” and I really meant “reality.”
Anyhow, the latter Two Minutes of Hate topic is the focus of this article from the Huffington Post on the tragic epidemic of Facebook "fake news" that somehow cost The Anointed Pantsuit the election. It contains all of the whiny little sniveling and snuffling that we have seen in profuse abundance from liberals, ever since The Anointed Pantsuit lost to Donald Trump.  
As this is another joint fisking with Cato, the original will be in italics and Cato’s and my comments will be in bold.
After an election season infused with hoax stories, more than a month of global outcry and at least one real-world incident of gun violence in the U.S., Facebook is finally stepping up to combat the spread of fake news.
Remember folks the press is the only one who should spread fake new, just ask Dan Rather, Michelle Fields, and Brian Williams.
Also, if you were looking for concrete examples of “hoax stories” that somehow affected the election...keep waiting.
The social network announced Thursday that it will work with fact-checking outlets to label fake stories, flagged by users, as “disputed.” Adam Mosseri, a vice president in charge of the news feed, shared the changes in a press release. Now before sharing a fake story on the site, you’ll get a warning that its accuracy has been “disputed.” To find out why, you’ll be able to click a link for a fact-check of the article.
Fake as in not approved by the Democratic National Convention. One of the biggests things that Wikileaks showed was that the mainstream media is actively colluding with the Democratic party. These are the same people that will be “checking” your news feed.
Adolf Hitler had his Goebbels and Hillary Clinton has...a whole cohort of mini-Goebbels. And before anyone gets upset at comparing genocidal socialists with judeophobic socialists...may I remind you that the Democratic party is seriously considering a new chairman (Keith Ellison) who apparently supports the Nation of Islam’s virulently anti-semitic platform.
Keith Ellison also has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and supports a variety of radical leftist social justice platforms. Large segments of the Democrats base hate Israel and support those who attack it, bomb it, kill the innocent, and slaughter non-combatants in an undeclared war that has cost many lives.  
Also, the vast majority of the economic points of  Hitler’s National Socialist platform would be happily agreed to by the liberal party and receive favorable coverage by the mainstream media, so...yeah fake news is a problem, but those shouting loudest about it are also the main sources of it. Maybe if they read more books instead of metaphorically burning them. But that’s Common Core for ya!
The moves come after some full-throated denials from Zuckerberg ― in the wake of Donald Trump’s Election Day victory ― that fake news was even a serious issue.
It is great that the Democrats are busy chasing the “fake news” red herring instead of analyzing what really happened.
It’s too early to know whether these efforts will be effective in combating the problem, which is perhaps larger in scope than many initially realized.

For now, Facebook will be working only with Snopes,, Politifact, ABC News and the Associated Press.
And in other news, the foxes will now be guarding the chicken coop.  Snope’s founders have received funding from George Soros a fine upstanding globalist.
Every single partner listed here is an organization that bends over backwards to maintain the liberal platform and propaganda. Politifact, when Trump said that Russia had increased its nuclear arsenal while the USA had not, rated it as “half true” while admitting that the statistic was correct. But apparently Trump missed the “big picture.” Even though his statement was 100 percent correct. Yep, very unbiased right there.
Let’s see...ABC’s George Stephanpoulos was in charge of its election coverage. George Stephanpoulos was a former campaign operative for Bill Clinton and worked under him as a staffer during his Presidency, but I am sure that this had no relation to the fawning coverage ABC gave The Anointed Pantsuit. And if you believe that, I have some beachfront property in Arizona to sell you.
That code of principles includes a commitment to nonpartisanship, fairness and transparency of sources. The Poynter group is a nonprofit that receives funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, the National Endowment for Democracy and others.
Hmmm  These groups are funded by liberals, what could possibly go wrong?
The Thursday announcement comes after a rash of hoax stories shared by pro-Trump websites were widely read in the run-up to the presidential election. Indeed, a BuzzFeed analysis found that in the three months before the U.S. voted, election-related fake news stories generated higher rates of Facebook engagement (likes and shares) than the top election stories from 19 major news sites.
It is incredibly sad that fake news is seen as more real than what the media puts out. This tells you that the people do not trust the media.
Also, a great deal of what they are flagging as “fake news” was actually far more accurate than anything that the MSM was publishing. Although that is admittedly, a low bar to clear.  
Other reporting from BuzzFeed showed that it was the anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Trump fake stories (she’s a murderer, she runs a child sex-trafficking ring out of a pizza shop) that grabbed the most attention.
(Publius)Personally, I have yet to see any hard evidence that convinces me that the pizza shop is a cover for pedophile activities. However, there is some sort of code definitely going on in the communications revealed by Wikileaks and I wouldn't put anything past Hillary’s crowd of perverts and pervert apologists. Additionally, Bill Clinton apparently took a number of trips on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “Lolita Express,” and I somehow doubt he was there to discuss tax law. The Democrats have any number of pedophile supporters on their platform, including the pervert at Salon who admits to being a pedophile but says that the right wing of American politics are the monsters, not him. Mmm-hmm.  
With its 1.8 billion monthly users, Facebook is a critical platform for news distribution. News websites now get a majority of their traffic from Facebook, as internet users switch from visiting home pages on desktops to using apps on their mobile devices.
We liberals miss the good old days when we controlled the TV and newspapers and got to decide what would be covered. These pesky internet and truth things keep getting in the way of our glorious utopia.
“A fake story claiming Pope Francis — actually a refugee advocate — endorsed Mr. Trump was shared almost a million times, likely visible to tens of millions,”
Are they sure that it wasn’t from a satire site? I think most people are aware that the Pope is a very liberal man who most likely loathes Trump.
Reporters have found that fake stories propagated by pro-Trump websites went increasingly viral in the months leading to the U.S. presidential election, possibly influencing voters ― and widely shared posts have incited violence around the world, even leading to the beating death of one woman in Brazil, according to the Poynter group.
And somehow we have gone from the US election to an incident in Brazil? Next up, how Donald Trump’s hair is causing droughts in Zambia.
So the Huffington Post’s position is that the American people are so dumb that Facebook news stories swayed their support from Hillary to Donald Trump. Well they say “possibly” which is a weasel word that liberals like to use when they want to put on a veneer of neutrality.
I’m sure that it had nothing to do with the fact that the Democratic Party clearly communicated the fact that it hates white people, hates blue collar workers, wants to bankrupt small businesses that are in non-politically correct sections of the economy, happily drove up health insurance into unaffordable levels with a socialist ponzi scheme masquerading as health insurance, called a large chunk of the electorate “deplorable” and in general, behaved like the petty little fascists that they are.
Nope, none of that matters. It's all facebook’s fault.
The changes announced Thursday ― previewed in that post ― signal how far the company has evolved on this issue.
“Evolved” is a term that the fascist left loves to use. It can mean anything from “Obama realized that his base would love him even more if he “evolved” on gay rights, to Firefox firing Brandon Eich for having non-groupthink approved thoughts and donating to a non SJW approved cause. Not that Firefox used the word of course, they claimed Eich just happened to leave of his own accord.
In this case, Facebook is evolving towards a position of Orwellian censorship of thoughts and expressions on its platform, in order to please a small group of noisy, white hating, useful idiots for the fascist left. Stalin must be looking up and smiling from the spit that he is on right next to Fidel. Before he gets back to screaming in harmony with Fidel of course.
It’s also worth emphasizing that the social network is deliberately not making itself the arbiter of what’s real or fake news.Instead, Facebook considers itself an agnostic platform for sharing news. However, the announcement makes clear just how hesitant the company is to judge content or be seen as restricting speech.
As they should be. Facebook most likely wants to avoid Twittering itself into a death spiral.
Also, no Facebook isn’t censoring yet, but you have to love the petulance one can hear in this little libprog’s prissy voice. Yes Facebook has “evolved” to where it will obediently use liberal fact checkers to flag anything that goes against the liberal hive mind’s ideology...but its not actively removing anything that smacks of divergence from their little fascist groupthink. Yet.
Members of Poynter’s fact-checking network will review articles that have been most frequently flagged by users as fake. This method would hopefully quash stories that are getting the most viewers and traffic.
Translation: AHHHH!!! Only we are allowed to lie to the unwashed masses! No fair when someone else does it.
The fact-checking group wrote an open letter to Facebook last month urging it to take the problem of fake news seriously.The fake news issue has roiled the internet and the real world.
Yes, because The Onion causes all sorts of crises with their “fake “ stories. Please, the only people getting “roiled” by fake news are the sore losers that voted for Hillary. They are clutching at straws rather than admitting that their candidate was a sleazy, corrupt politician that the voting public saw through.
President Barack Obama took time to assail fake news in speeches and in a late November interview with Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner. It’s a problem when an article on climate change by a Nobel Prize winner looks as credible as something written by a guy “in his underwear in the basement,” Obama said. “In an internet era where we still value a free press and we don’t want censorship of the internet, that’s a hard problem to solve.”
Considering this is coming from a man who won a Nobel prize for doing nothing, this appeal to the Nobel Prize is humorous. Also, I think Obama misspoke, I am sure he meant we WANT censorship of the internet, that is why I turned it over to the UN.
“This is not about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk, lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” Hillary Clinton said in a speech at the Capitol last week. “It is a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly.”
Did Hillary mean the people were at risk from her warmongering in the Middle East? Or did she mean they were at risk with her belligerent attempts to start a war with a nuclear-armed country like Russia?
Trump and his circle have not been vocal on this issue. The son of Trump’s incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn himself tweeted the pizza-place conspiracy story.
(Cato)Pizzagate may yet have some fire under all that smoke. Some of the leaked John  Podesta's emails are very weird and use words in incredibly creepy contexts. But rather than investigate it, let's sweep it under the rug as fast as possible because we are the Huffington Post and we will defend the left at all costs.
As usual, the little totalitarians at the Huffington Post did a bang up job of sneering at all the unwashed masses that dared vote for Donald Trump instead of the Anointed Pantsuit. It's so frustrating when people won’t do what their betters tell them to.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dissenting Opinions Exist? Fisking The Guardian on Gab

Several weeks ago, The Guardian (a British rag of a paper, mostly useful when one runs out of toilet paper. Also known for their stable of Village Idiots, prominently Damien Walter who produced a number of poorly written pieces of drivel on conservative author Larry Correia, before moving on to greener pastures) attempted to do a hit piece on the new social network Gab. One of their brave Village Idiots writers actually dared to crawl out of his safe space and see if there were any dissenting opinions to the Liberal Hivemind. Shockingly, he discovered a number of them on Gab, and henceforth retreated back to the aforesaid safe space to suck his thumb and write movingly about his narrow escape from actual free speech.

This Village Idiot’s writer’s name is Andrew Anthony, hereby referred to as “AA”.

A true Hero of the Fourth Estate indeed, willing to risk the certain nausea that any little libprog faces when exposed to that heretical notion of actual free speech. Why, Our Intrepid Hero barely managed to keep down his meal of tofu and Brussel sprouts (garnished with a soy latte) enough to write this brave expose of the “Hate-filled echo chamber of racism and conspiracy theories” without upchucking all over his shiny Macbook Air (no-doubt fetchingly decorated with an Occupy Meme of some kind on the lid).

I saw this referenced on social media and promptly added it to my “fisk file” for later attention. It's quite the revealing picture of just how childishly fascist the liberal left is. Not that this comes as a surprise to any conservative. After all, as William Buckley once said “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.” AA’s exposure to actual diversity of thought scared the crap out of him.

Before getting into the full fisk, a quick explanation of Gab is in order.

Gab is the brainchild of Andrew Torba, a man who saw the Orwellian echo chamber that Twitter is trying to become, and developed an alternative. Gab is in the same vein as Twitter, users can post short messages that are publically viewable, although only members can repost, reply, or upvote.

Unlike Twitter, Gab allows for up to a 300 character message, enabling an actual full thought to be expressed and more than double Twitter’s 140 character limit. Any post can also be upvoted by the community. You also have the ability to filter out anything that you don’t want to see. This is in sharp contrast to Twitter, who wants to Big Brother everybody into bland liberal conformity. On Gab, you have to be an adult and decide for yourself what you will read. I know, it’s unreasonable to expect people to be able to decide for themselves what to see, it’s much better to have Big Brother do it for you.

Of course there are some boundaries: for example, death threats, any form of pornography, etc are not allowed. Basically it's the First Amendment approach to free speech. Shocking, I know. Fortunately for shell shocked liberals, Twitter is still there to flee back to in terror when mean people say mean things to you, or when you want to publically wish for white genocide.

It always amazes me that liberals see 1984 as a blueprint, not a warning. And if they can’t get it in their country, they will attempt to bring it about in their institutions. One of many reasons to never let an SJW anywhere near you or your organization. They contribute nothing because they are parasites, able to only subsist by stealing from the successful. I don’t know if Twitter will ever fully go away, the liberal need their echo chamber badly, but I do know that alternatives like Gab will continue to grow and expand at Twitter’s expense.

So let’s get started. As usual, my comments are in bold and the libprog’s are in italics.

In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, it was said that Twitter had helped swing the election for the property developer, reality TV star and insatiable tweeter. But some of his more high-profile supporters on the so-called “alt-right” who have had their Twitter accounts suspended are abandoning the platform in favour of a new social network called Gab.

Sure, Twitter helped Trump get his message across directly to his followers. However the main thing that the media did for Trump was prove just how slaveringly devoted they are to The Narrative and how determined they were to push The Pantsuit’s tottering, corrupt carcase across the finish line.

The news media’s biases had never been so clearly seen across the whole spectrum of American politics as during this past election season. And it turned people off big time. Do not underestimate the votes that Trump picked up from people who are tired of being portrayed by idiots like this Guardian writer as hateful haters who hate. We “deplorables” who are tired of liberals attempts to impose Orwellian levels of thought control and expression, were pilloried in every major rag of the corrupt mainstream media. And then they wonder why Trump won?

The Fourth Estate is in tatters, riven by little closet fascists and their ilk who try to push for even more totalitarianism, and do their level best to destroy anyone who dares oppose them.

And then the writer raises the spectre of the “alt-right” complete with quotes. This is the new liberal bugaboo, the scary manifestation of the alt-right. And who is the alt-right? Its very simple actually, the alt-right is anybody who doesn’t toe the libprog party line. It's the new “fascist” badge of honor for those who the liberals want to slander.  

Gab isn’t an “alt-right” site, it's a free speech site that has a lot of the alt-right present on it. Along with some Democrats (as the author of this insipid piece admits), Republicans, Libertarians, etc. Actual diversity is represented on Gab. But not libprog diversity no, as people on Gab actually have a number of varying opinions and engage in a number of actual debates and arguments over them. To a true liberal, diversity just means that all skin colors have the exact same mandated opinion and dutifully does a Two minutes of Hate whenever told to.

And recently the white nationalist leader Richard B Spencer went so far as to claim that Twitter had sent “execution squads across the alt-right” to purge users with far-right views. He predicted that Gab would be “the place where we go next.”

Well let me see. Twitter censored and banned people who said some things that I personally found very offensive. Twitter then did not censor people who said the exact same thing, that I found just as offensive. The only difference was that it was aimed at a different group of people that SJWs approve of hatred towards. Nope, no purge going on here. Nothing to see here Comrades, just move along.

Also, because I am an adult, the “offensive” speech simply made me shake my head and move on with my life. I didn’t feel the slightest need to seek out a safe space or suck my thumb. Clearly I am not a liberal.

The brainchild of its 25-year-old Christian conservative founder, Andrew Torba, Gab promises to guarantee free speech, no matter how offensive. mean Andrew supports a literal interpretation of the First Amendment? Also, “offensive” does not equal anything other than that ‘ole AA was exposed to something other than doubleplusungoodthink.

I used the login of a colleague in America and spent 48 hours in a strange world of Trump worship, white nationalism, racism, conspiracy theory, gun idolatry and crass humour, all of it delivered with the righteous conviction of total certainty. The effect is a little like viewing the world through a circus mirror while being constantly told that this is what reality looks like.

So there is a “colleague” of this particular libprog, who has an account on Gab. Must mean he is alt-right, at least according to ‘ole AA here. The only alternative is that there are other liberals on Gab, who aren’t being censored for their beliefs. Nope, that can’t be it.

At the top of the politics page when I first checked in was a contribution from a poster named “Lord Humungus”. It featured a photograph of Michelle Obama and another of Melania Trump, along with the observation: “I’m proud to soon have a #FirstLady who’s actually pretty and more human than ape.”

And let’s see, right now a the top of the politics page is a Gab by @causticbob that says: What's the definition of a racist? Somebody who's winning an argument with a liberal.

So what? Also, I’m sorry AA but Melanie Trump is far prettier than Michelle “You will eat what I tell you” Obama. As for the rest of that pithy observation quoted above? It's definitely offensive and I would never say it, however given how clearly Michelle has demonstrated that she hates me and what I believe in...I’m not really going to lose sleep over it. You get into politics and you had better have a thick skin. Also, far worse has been said about every single black conservative, without a single word of rebuke from the media. Google what has been said about Thomas Sowell or Clarence Thomas sometime.

Make up your mind liberals. Either it's wrong to say racial epithets at every black AMerican, in which case a whole lot more liberals owe apologies to Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, and other high profile black Americans...or its only okay when your side does it. They have obviously decided to take the latter approach by the way. Standards, liberals do have them...they just are double.   

The belief that the (Newtown) shooting was staged, that the grieving parents are professional actors and that President Obama only pretended to cry while speaking about the tragedy are themes that break out across the site like acne.

Personally I find those who claim that the Newtown shooting was faked...annoying, illogical, and unable to understand Occam's Razor. What I find extremely reprehensible is the crocodile tears shed by Obama and his assorted hangers-on over the tragedy, which they then used as a bloody shirt to try and strip law-abiding Americans of their rights, all the while slamming the NRA and the tens of millions of gun owners in America as baby killers. Which, coming from the party that wants every 12 year old to freely get an legitimately pathetic and morally reprehensible.

Distrust of the mainstream media (MSM) is widespread on Gab, with posters often citing blogs, obscure news sites or Russian media for supporting evidence. The attitude is summed up by an image posted on the site of a tombstone with the engraving “2016 RIP Mainstream Media: lied, cheated and overplayed their hand”.

I have read Pravda and RT quite a bit. While they are both biased, they wear their biases far more proudly than the mainstream media does, not to mention the fact that I honestly put more stock in the Russian media than I do the Guardian or the Huffington Post. Which isn’t saying much, but a little is more than zero, zip, nada. (Puts on history nerd hat: want to bet that ‘ole AA doesn’t know the difference between the two Pravda’s in existance today?)

Several posters brought admiring attention to an interview with Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad on the Russian-state funded Russia Today, in which Assad claimed President Obama was behind the creation of Islamic State.

Search long enough on Twitter (so...very briefly) and you can find idiots who think that Jews should be killed and Israel nuked. Also, “several” posters? That’s all you could find who had posted shocking things? Shucks I can find things that would shock this little libprog on a whole lot more Gab accounts than that. They just happen to be things that I tend to agree with.
And no, Obama didn’t personally create ISIS. If by that you mean that he held a recruiting far with Jesse Jackson and started interviewing other people who hate America. But he sure did a terrible job of dealing with ISIS, and his inept administration is largely responsible for how much they grew in power and were able to inflict so much damage and harm. But fortunately, nobody can say that Obama is “Islamophobic”, which is I believe the most important thing to him.

Not all Gab posters are paranoid conspiracy theorists, Putin-lovers and gun fanatics. There are some innocuous or mildly sceptical posters, and even one or two Democrats. Moreover, Torba insists that the site is open to everyone of whatever political persuasion. However, it’s clear that the overwhelming tone is of a politics that starts with Trump and moves swiftly and hysterically rightwards from there.

Well, typically when you run a website devoted to free won’t find too many liberals there. Today’s liberals hate and fear actual free speech, it gives them the vapors right in the feelz. A website that engages in robust discourse across a wide range of political viewpoints and allows for blunt speech is going to scare off the creatures of the left, by and large.

And let’s be honest, liberal ideology is so corrupt and frail that it cannot stand up to the slightest breath of criticism, and thus must be shielded and kept from any wind or shadow of disagreement. Which would be heresy anyhow, as all good liberals know that they are the One True Religion and all who don’t toe the line exactly are heretics who must be burned at the metaphorical stake, fired from their actual job, bankrupted of their actual savings, and literally ruined in every way possible.   

If the presidential election is the storm that has transformed the political waterfront, then Gab might be seen as a rock pool containing the incoming new life forms hoping to thrive in the storm’s wake.

AA attempts to negotiate an extended metaphor...and fails miserably.  

Without exception, they look to the orange-faced tax-dodger as a kind of saviour figure.

This is somehow worse than looking at a corrupt, lying, murdering, incompetent bribe taking political parasite. And The Pantsuit may not have been looked at as a “savior” figure, but her equally despicable predecessor was. Mr. Halting-Oceans-Rise-And-Planet’s-Warming himself.

As the contributor “Evil Bucket” touchingly put it: “Mr President I know I am just 1 in the millions of people trying to talk to you … But if I had the chance to say anything to you it would be. Help change the culture from a victim culture to a patriot culture.”

The Guardian is a product of the feeble, emasculated remnant of what was once a great nation. They apparently struggle to understand just exactly why we common people, we “deplorables” if you will: those of us who love this country and all the opportunity it gives us...would ever want to support patriotism.

The Guardian would rather support a lazy globalism that prefers nothing so much as a bland homogeneity in land, creed, and culture, and obediently drinks the milksop of mush that The Elite hands down from on high.

Judging by the sentiments expressed by so many Gabbers, it’s as if all their wishes will be granted the moment that Trump sets foot in the White House. It’s not so much that they see him as a brilliantly effective politician – how could they know, he’s never been a politician before – but rather as a symbol or “god-emperor”, as one poster referred to him, of a new era in which liberalism will be ruthlessly expunged from all corners of society.

I, personally, would love to see the little Marxists ruthlessly driven back to their safe spaces so that the actual adults can get on with their work. And no, I don't think Trump is perfect, but anybody who riles up the little fascists of the left so much has my support. And his Cabinet picks so far have been extraordinary, the most conservative group of Americans since before Reagan’s time. I look forward to seeing what they can accomplish to hopefully troll back the federal behemoth.

A lot of it, in other words, is pure fantasy. After a while of reading post after post that insists Russia was not responsible for the Democratic National Committee hack, that Obama is “evil”, that Muslims are bad, that gun control is pernicious, that “liberalism is a plague” and so on…”

This is a fun one, let’s break it down into its component parts.
  • Russia was responsible for the DNC hack. Well so what if it was? Mind you, the evidence for it seems very circumstantial , but if they were behind it, it's a side issue to the main one. That being of course, the fact that the Democrats were revealed as the corrupt, bribing, cheating, totalitarians that they are. You will notice that the Democrats aren’t upset at what was revealed, they are upset because it was revealed, and everybody now knows just how pathetic they are.
  • Obama is evil. Well duh, the man clearly hates America, hates the Constitution, tries to force places of businesses to accommodate perverts' desires to be near children, behaved like a cheap Chicago thug while in office, abused the power of government to target political opponents, left us weaker than we have been since Carter, betrayed our interests abroad, and staffed his administration with the crookedest group of gangsters in one place since Al Capone had a poker meeting. If that’s not evil, I don't know what is.
  • Muslims are bad. I think it’s safe to say that a specific ideology that has produced the vast (being VERY kind) majority of suicide bombers, suicide shooters, nailed Christians to crosses, raped women all throughout Europe, thrown acid on women, pushes for Sharia law over you know, actual law, and supported men who mutilate little girls through FGM and child marriage...has problems and should not be allowed in our country. For the sake of balance, let’s grant that there are (allegedly) many Muslims who theoretically don’t support any of the above, but since they do little to speak up against it, fight back against it, or otherwise define their religion peaceably and there is no way to tell these non-violent tofu eating Muslims apart from the other kind...BUILD THE WALL.
  • Gun control is pernicious. Well let’s see Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and oh...every other murderous dictator in the last two hundred years ALL attempted to strictly control guns and limit people from having access to them. Read Gun Control in the Third Reich for more on Hitler’s progressive gun control. This little fascist libprog is in very good company.  
  • I don't know if I would say that liberalism is a plague, it's more of a mental disorder that is evidenced by a pronounced inability to reason with anything other than feelz and emotions. A desire to support murderous dictators who look good on a t-shirt is also usually an accompanying symptom.

Gab is that theoretical oxymoron, a right-wing safe space, a refuge where people who feel alienated by the “liberal consensus” can go and mouth off in the happy knowledge that they won’t be banned.

Yes. Its called “free speech”, your kind theoretically stood for it at one time(stood for it until you were in a position to stomp out any dissenting speech that is). I also like the way you put “liberal consensus” in quotes, as if it was this nebulous concept that you had never heard of before.

It’s somewhere that you can feel comfortable making disparaging comments about Mexicans, blacks and Jews – as one poster put it, Gab is the place “you can go Jew-baiting without being shut down! And what is more fun than Jew-baiting!!??”.

Liberal baiting is far more fun. And congratulations, you found one offensive Gabber. Tell you what, I’ll see you this comment (which I find to be offensive, but which won't cause me to lose any sleep because I am an adult who can handle dissenting opinions,. Usually by mocking them, but that's a different story), I will see you this comment and raise you one Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies George Ciccariello-Maher, wishing for white genocide. Flat out. No weasel words, that’s what he wished for. I bet you run out of offensive Gabbers on my side before I run out of hatemongering race baiters  on your side.

And if you are someone who doesn’t thrill to that possibility, there are self-censoring facilities that enable you to block content containing words that might offend you. But that would be like travelling to Niagara Falls and steering clear of the waterfall.

No, that’s called being an adult. Yes I know, it's hard to leave the bubble of doubleplusgoodthink, but it's okay. I believe in you AA, I believe that you can handle offensive content. Actually no, I do not, I believe that you are a whiny little libprog who retreated crying back to his safe space and penned this offensively stupid editorial with one hand while you sucked the thumb on the other.

As long as you don’t incite violence, terrorism, show illegal pornography or disseminate the personal information of private individuals, you can say what you want on Gab. And what people want to say turns out to be remarkably predictable, often turgidly offensive and, after prolonged exposure, exceedingly dull.

I think AA confused Gab with the front page of The Guardian.

However, that’s not necessarily such a bad thing. Twitter and Facebook are commercial enterprises that advertise themselves as neutral places of communication, which inevitably brings complications.

Complications such as people taking them at their word. What is this world coming to?

Some of the fake news that Facebook promoted during the election is thought to have helped the Trump campaign. And Twitter, which has been used to circulate Holocaust denial and other scandalous nonsense, is slowly coming round to a more interventionist monitoring of content.

Yep, and now Twitter is being used to PROMOTE WHITE GENOCIDE! I’m sorry (not really) but your point is invalid because you are an idiot. Yes there are offensive things on Twitter, but the filth that liberals allow on their media organizations far surpasses the offensive stuff that pops up in true free speech zones from non-liberal trolls. Salon has an article up (won’t link to it because it's filthy) by a self-professed pedophile, slamming those of us who are right wing as “monsters”, which for some reason perfectly okay, but Milo saying that “feminism is cancer” isn't. Your argument is invalid because you are an idiot. Also I agree with Milo on feminism.

But with Gab, everyone knows what they’re getting, and if they don’t, they soon will. Besides which, you have to apply to join, wait for a while, and then receive an invite. You therefore have to make a bit of effort to be offended. Who wants to go out of their way to get annoyed when all you have to do is turn on the news?

...or read the Guardian. Which nobody does anymore, it's circling the drain just like its fellow toilet paper substitute, the NYT. Which is why the Guardian is constantly begging for money.

I look forward to January 20th, and all the liberal tears that will flow. Keep it classy Guardian.