So Germans can complain to Twitter about something I, an American citizen, is saying about an American election!
I wonder if Twitter asks the complainer for proof of German residency or citizenship?
By the way, I know that Twitter has messed with my account@RefugeeWatcher there for a very long time, so I am not worrying about gathering more followers, nor do I tweet much, but it is, for now, a very handy place to get real time news on the election fraud such as the President’s tweet about the Hannity interview in my previous post.
This will brighten your day! And, maybe best to re-read and re-watch the videos at the Conservative Tree House(aka The Last Refuge) every day for the next week!
I don’t know about you, but I have been using Twitter to smile and laugh almost daily for the last few weeks as grassroots activists post their videos of massive pro-Trump rallies, car, truck, motorcycle and boat parades, and I especially liked the Trump brigades surrounding Biden’s pathetic pumpkin stage in Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Editors note on the picture of Biden arriving on that pumpkin stage: I found a picture on Twitter, apparently taken from a distance by a Biden fan, and I cropped it and blew it up to reveal Biden being supported by Jill. Is she is using both hands to steady him as he walks to the podium? Astounding!
Have you heard anything about Biden planning to make no more public appearances now to election day? Wasn’t sure if that is a rumor.
A diverse and patriotic MAGA movement is overwhelming the mechanisms of narrative control; and they are doing it by flooding the zones with a combination of “old school” and “modern tech” workarounds. It’s quite honestly the most remarkable political dynamic since the organic Tea Party erupted in 2009.
“A right-wing offensive” is the 2020 narrative equivalent to Clinton’s vast Russian conspiracy theory. The truth is Big Tech is getting their ass kicked by the American electorate and they are freaking out about how visible, in-your-face, unapologetic and dramatic the MAGA activism has become.
Here’s what is happening… really just an affirmation of what everyone is noticing and talking about…. and it is wonderful.
A combination of what I would call “old school” activism is taking place everywhere. Car parades, boat parades, marches, rallies and massive swarms of American MAGA supporters are literally flooding the political space in a scale that makes it impossible to ignore.
Trump happy warriors even in Beverly Hills, California!
See many more videos of spontaneous rallies.
Then Sundance wraps with this,
The American people are all-in, right now when it matters most; the Monster Vote is also clearly evident. Spontaneous acts of patriotism are now considered representative of the counter-culture; people of all colors, races, creeds and orientations are united under the Red, White and Blue MAGA banner; and all of this was initiated organically by an American President who just transparently loves this country.
MAGA bitches, this is just awesome.
Go to the Conservative Treehouse, see the videos and come back to it often to get your daily laugh! See the comments too!
Don’t miss the videos of the Trump fans who attended the pathetic pumpkin stage rally (uninvited).
If you are like me and saw this story yesterday, you probably said, well heck I knew that, and moved on to more interesting reading.
However, reader Cathy sent me the newly unemployed editor’s letter to AG Sulzberger and I found it a very worthwhile read, so I’m posting a bit of it here with a link to the whole stinging rebuke, of not just the NYT, but of most of the legacy media today.
If you don’t know about the controversy here is a story by Howard Kurtz of Fox Newstoday.
Message to you (and to me!), if they are calling you a “Nazi” and a “racist” wear the label with pride because it means you have gotten under their skin.
It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.
But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist…
I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behavior to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.
Part of me wishes I could say that my experience was unique. But the truth is that intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at The Times. Why edit something challenging to our readers, or write something bold only to go through the numbing process of making it ideologically kosher, when we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world? And so self-censorship has become the norm.
If you follow me on Twitter you know I am ticked-off.
I’ve come to the conclusion that they don’t take down, or suspend, some conservatives’ Twitter accounts as much as they wear us down with games about followers and inaccurate analytics.
For those of you who don’t bother with Twitter, this might be in-the-weeds, but it goes to a broader question about social media generally and we need to be thinking about what are the alternatives for us to get our messages out.
Heck will we be holding secret meetings in basements in the near future!
Twitter has for months and months played this game with my account where I have generally (who knows really!) 15.2 thousand followers. I gradually gain followers over the course of a month and as I reach close to 15.4 they take away more than a hundred in a day or so and bring me back to 15.2.
After I complained in a tweet a few days ago, bam!, I see they graciously gave me back over a hundred followers and today (briefly?) I’m at 15.4.
Then also this week on March 12th, I checked my analytics and Twitter is telling me I haven’t been tweeting in March—WTH! Of course, not tweeting messes up your other data—what they call “impressions.” In fact, I had tweeted 62 times between March 1 and March 12th!
That same notice is still up on March 14th!
What about Facebook?
If you were a regular follower of my Refugee Resettlement Watchblog, you know that I had a RRW facebook page that was doing really well with the help of a friend. I am no longer permitted to post there.
Why? Facebook wanted a screenshot of my Drivers License and in light of more news about data security at Facebook, like this storytoday, I chose not to give them any more information they could “share.”
By the way, my Twitter feed (for as long as it lasts!) is on the right hand sidebar here at Frauds and Crooks.
So what do you do? As long as you can, use social media (don’t give them your personal information!), but know that it could all come crashing down one day.
That brings me to my incessant nagging about writing a blog of your own. It is not hard!
I know that we could lose that avenue for our right to free speech, but if hundreds of us did it, thousands and thousands!, they would have a more difficult time silencing us all.
Here is what I see as the most pressing need—either specific issue blogs where you become the expert on an issue and work as a real investigative reporter (of old) worked.
Or, a state-wide blog where you basically compete with the prevailing Leftwing media in the state to get out a conservative, America First!, message.