Outrageous State of Affairs for Conservative America
Posted On July 1, 2019
Conservatives Take Hits Online and Offline
Conservative censorship is one of the biggest issues of our time and it comes back to free speech. We’re we’re not the only ones who’ve experienced some throttling. A lot of our friends, a lot of our colleagues, and a lot of people that are big names in the Conservative movement are experiencing this. Case in point, Brandon Straka, founder of the #WalkAway movement. He was a gay Democrat and is now a gay Republican who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. He started to see the light as far as what the Democrats and what the Liberals are doing in their politics and using identity politics to push their narrative. He basically woke up. He became woke. In his Conservative movement, he has hundreds of thousands of people posting videos of themselves talking about leaving the Democrat Party.
Brandon Straka just went to Chicago this week with his team. He was going to do a #WalkAway movement panel, like a town hall. Straka was notified a couple of hours before the event that the venue was canceling the agreement because they went online and they saw that he was a “Nazi” and all the other horrible things that the Left are writing about Conservatives. As a result, Straka and his team are stuck there in a city that they don’t know, Chicago. They’re carrying and lugging around their equipment. Straka still had to pay for their tickets and everything else. This exact same thing happened in New York and they filed a lawsuit against the venue.
Conservative censorship is one of the biggest issues of our time.
What’s happening is not in a vacuum. Everything that you are seeing happening right now with somebody like a Brandon Straka is happening to you, it’s happening to us. Whiskey Politics is being throttled on Facebook. We can’t advertise on Facebook because of the political nature of our site. Somebody at Facebook has decided that they will not take our money. We are not haters. We are right-of-center. I talk politics. I talk culture. I’ve had people from the poker world and from science and economics on the show and yet we’re not allowed to advertise on Facebook.
This is the issue of our time right now. I think it is going to play a pivotal role in the 2020 presidential election. Last week, from Project Veritas we saw Google openly admit on camera that they are going to try to prevent Trump from winning the re-election using algorithms. This is why you have alternative sites like Parler and Mewe. You need alternatives; you need places where people aren’t going to be throttled, where you’re going to get total privacy and not going to be tracked. The problem that we all have is with the fangs of Facebook, Apple, Alphabet, Netflix, Amazon, and Google. The tech titans own the online space.
Silicon Valley is the “Revenge of the Nerds”
I wrote an article last week that went up on ricochet.com and we linked it at Whiskey Politics. It is about how you remember the movie Revenge of the Nerds in 1984, about the nerds, the computer geeks. They formed their own fraternity by bamboozling a black fraternity charter called Lamda Lamda Lamda (Tri-Lams). They compete against the Alpha Beta fraternity, the jocks on campus who were bullying them. When you’re watching the movie, you’re rooting for the Lamda Lamda Lamda, for the nerds to come back and get revenge and retribution. If we take a look at what’s happening today, those same nerds, the computer geeks, have taken retribution to that next level. The nerds, the geeks, of the power center of Silicon Valley and Hollywood have now come back with a vengeance.
Looking Forward to the 2020 Election
I said about six months ago, regarding the upcoming 2020 presidential election, that Kamala Harris is going to rise among the other Democrat candidates. She’s going to be on the ticket, probably as vice president. Kamala Harris is voicing the anger that so many on the Left have right now. She’s going after Joe Biden because he is the target right now. As a woman of color, she’s hitting all the checkboxes. She’s in California, which also helps her. I think she’s going to be on the Democrat ticket and I don’t know if Biden can turn it around. He looked really old this week in the second Democrat debate. He looked old and slow. He answered questions that didn’t make sense. When the moderator asked, “What would be the first thing you do if you have beaten Trump and win the White House?”, he replied “I will beat Trump.”
The Left is looking for a woman of color. They’re looking for a gay or transgender candidate because it’s all about identity first for them, policy second. They’re concerned with what your skin looks like or your sexuality. These are the most important factors for Progressives today. It’s hypocritical and ironic how they call Conservatives racists, xenophobes, and bigots when the Democrats predominantly vote based on ethnic or sexual identity.
I don’t think Pete Buttigieg has a chance to be on the ticket. I’m not saying that because of his sexuality; I don’t care that he’s gay. I think he’s weak. He’s a little man at 5’ 8” and you’re never going to have an American president with “Butt” in his name. I’m a marketing guy and it’s just a reality.
Beto O’Rourke’s doesn’t stand a chance either, even though he might have temporary another surge. He hasn’t earned a dime in his life. Somehow he gets a job for $137,000 per year as a state representative and he’s worth $9 million and that’s before he married into $500 million. So yeah, tell me about the plight of the working man “Robert.”
Dave Sussman is a contributing author for NRN and a nationally recognized business advocate, economist, trainer, and writer. He's a speaker at the SBA, SCORE, and has contributed at FOX Business, CNNfn, published in Washington Post, Huffington Post, Money Matters, and many radio interviews throughout North America. Sussman is a contributor at Ricochet.com and purveyor at WhiskeyPolitics.net.