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Cancel cancel culture
By Ramblin’ Rose

“Keep your mouth shut. You have your Freedom of Speech, as long as you say what I want to hear.”

America is on “the slippery slope.” Sadly, that is true.

People are not speaking up. They are scared that they will lose their job. They are scared that they will alienate family and friends. They are afraid of the public shaming and bullying, even physical harm and death to self or family members. Their fear is real.

For decades, students have learned to regurgitate the ideology espoused by the teachers, especially in high school and university. Now it is at all grade levels as leftists rewrite our history, interject critical race theory in the curriculum, and indoctrinate our youth to hate our country. The consequences for exercising our inalienable First Amendment rights are even more frightening — it is “cancel culture” and reprehensible threats from the Leftists. They are calling for deprogramming programs, reprogramming camps for our children and civilian spies to report on family and neighbors.

On July 4th, when the country celebrates its history and values, its freedoms and dreams, President Trump spoke under symbols of leaders who have championed America’s greatness—Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt. He addressed that issue as he said: “One of (the left’s) political weapons is ‘cancel culture’ — driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the definition of totalitarianism. It is completely alien to our culture and values. It has absolutely no place in the United States of America.”

The attacks on President Trump started five years ago and continue even after his term as US President ended. Leftists continue the attacks on him and any and all who treasure the same American values.

Tucker Carlson interviewed Professor David Clements from New Mexico State University on January 19, 2021. He explained that he understood the potential ramifications for his response to a letter from the administration at this university.

But before continuing with the content of that interview, please let me share my own journey to access his words. Gary Gross, author and owner of LetFreedomRingblog, told me about the interview that he had watched. He shared the URL with me so that I could view the same discussion. However, when I clicked the link two days later, the screen revealed this message: “This video is no longer available because the uploader has closed their YouTube account.” Wrong! Tucker Carlson’s videos are still on YouTube. I then tried a Google search for the segment and searched for a link with the information from the aforementioned URL. I found it. However, this time the screen was filled with cartoon characters, and I believe the language was Eastern European or Russian. Were these ‘computer glitches’ or part of the ‘cancel culture’ censorship? I later found the segment and summarize Professor Clement’s comments and add my reactions.

Like many in today’s ‘woke’ world, Professor Clements received a letter from the president of his university—the type of letter that the majority of people ignore and keep silent in order to maintain their job. For many, silence is not only expedient, it is vital for survival. Fear rules and grows each day as the Leftists promise greater and stronger retaliation against any who defy their mandates. They are the demagogues.

Professor Clements responded to the claim from his administrator that Antifa and BLM riots that destroyed significant parts of many cities in 2020 were “not a big deal.” By contrast, the MAGA “insurrection” (the word used by the university president) in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, was “a crisis.”

In October, candidate Biden declared that Antifa is only an idea, not an organization. Therefore, that group is non-violent. He called the protestors at the Capitol “domestic terrorists.” He now occupies the Oval Office. Jen Psaki, his press secretary, refused to condemn the looting and burning that occurred in Seattle and Portland the night of January 20—his inauguration. Kamala Harris has stated repeatedly that it is a movement that “should never stop.”

Tucker Carlson asked the professor to explain why he took such a risk. Professor Clements responded that the fears for his university where 20% of the faculty proudly acclaim their allegiance and devotion to the tenets of marxism. His request is for parity in denouncing violence always and not just when it is politically convenient. Additionally, his students have expressed their fears about not being able to share their opinions and/or concerns. Faculty from across the nation have shared similar trepidations with him personally. He lamented the fascination of his students with critical race theory and other communist doctrines that instill hatred of the USA in them.

He took a stand and responded at great professional risk; he does not yet have tenure at his institution. (Tenure may or may not guarantee a job. Others who have spoken out about freedom and liberty and against the left-wing propaganda have lost honorary degrees and emeritus status from prestigious Ivy League schools.)

Before this law professor entered Academia, he was a prosecutor who examined the evidence in order to defend justice. Now he attempts to defend his students who are despondent, depressed and afraid while embracing the marxist ideologies. His goal is to teach students to think critically and make their own decisions, in contrast with the indoctrination and regurgitation that is obligatory in some many other classrooms. He admits that if he does not speak out, he is complicit.

Tucker Carlson predicted that Professor Clements will face retaliation for this action. He described the professor as “brave, calm, reasonable and articulate.” These are qualities that the leftists will not tolerate.

Professor Clements is not an appeaser. In the words of Winston Churchill, “an appeaser is someone who feeds the alligator with the hope that the alligator will eat him last.”

Our Founding Fathers stated it this way: “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

I fear that our Founding Fathers are also being cancelled. That’s why it’s time to cancel cancel culture.

Anyone that thinks that Impeachment 2.0 is serious isn’t paying attention. Big Tech’s silencing of Parler is the start of the Far-Left’s authoritarian agenda. Glenn Greenwald’s reporting is frightening.

Throughout the article, he warns of the Far-Left’s real agenda. Nowhere does it come through clearer than when he writes “The liberal New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg pronounced herself ‘disturbed by just how awesome [tech giants’] power is’ and added that ‘it’s dangerous to have a handful of callow young tech titans in charge of who has a megaphone and who does not.’ She nonetheless praised these ‘young tech titans’ for using their ‘dangerous’ power to ban Trump and destroy Parler. In other words, liberals like Goldberg are concerned only that Silicon Valley censorship powers might one day be used against people like them, but are perfectly happy as long as it is their adversaries being de-platformed and silenced (Facebook and other platforms have for years banned marginalized people like Palestinians at Israel’s behest, but that is of no concern to U.S. liberals).”

Then he wrote this:

That is because the dominant strain of American liberalism is not economic socialism but political authoritarianism. Liberals now want to use the force of corporate power to silence those with different ideologies. They are eager for tech monopolies not just to ban accounts they dislike but to remove entire platforms from the internet. They want to imprison people they believe helped their party lose elections, such as Julian Assange, even if it means creating precedents to criminalize journalism.

Paul Wellstone and Hubert Humphrey would be upset. They’d be angry, too, because today’s Democrats have become corporatists and fascists. Wellstone’s love of debate and Humphrey’s libertarianism has disappeared.
This is chilling:

Joe Biden’s speech after his Electoral College victory was mercifully brief. What it lacked in length was made up for with boasts. Early in the speech, Biden said “In the start of this pandemic, this crisis, many were wondering how many Americans would actually vote at all. But those fears proved to be unfounded. We saw something very few predicted, even thought possible, the biggest voter turnout in the history of the United States of America, a number so big that this election now ranks as the clearest demonstration of the true will of the American people, one of the most amazing demonstrations of civic duty we’ve ever seen in our country.”

Carefully omitted from that statement is the fact that Democrats used the courts to weaken the safeguards to voting. Signature matches weren’t like they were in 2016. In Nevada, signature matching was a major fight. This article highlights how Democrats rigged the election:

After Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced that June’s primary would be conducted primarily by mail, Democrats sued. Among other demands, they wanted more than one in-person polling place per county, ballots mailed to inactive voters and the elimination of signature verification. The Clark County Commission is filled with Democrats, so what happened next isn’t surprising. The county decided to give the litigious groups almost everything they wanted.

Rigging the system like that predictably leads to lower rejection rates and higher vote tallies. It wasn’t civic duty that drove vote totals higher. Officialized cheating drove vote totals higher.

After that, Biden’s speech went downhill:

These numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they do so now. If anyone didn’t know before, they know now. What beats deep in the hearts of the American people is this, democracy, the right to be heard, to have your vote counted, to choose leaders of this nation, to govern ourselves.

We don’t live in a democracy. We live in a constitutional republic. Democracy is just a fancy name for mob rule. A constitutional republic guarantees rights from “Nature’s God” that government isn’t allowed to strip from We The People.

When did we hear from Biden or Harris? Biden talked to the press just often enough to stay visible. Harris was mostly used as a Barbie doll to remind people he’d picked a black woman as his running mate.

In America, politicians don’t take power, people grant power to them. The flame of democracy was lit in this nation a long time ago.

The exception is when Big Tech and the corporate media team with the Democrats in preventing We The People from hearing about the Democrats’ presidential candidate’s son’s international scandals. This wasn’t a free and fair election. This election was rigged by the DNC, Big Tech and the corporate media who refused to ask Biden tough questions.

Saying that Big Tech, Hunter Biden and the MSM aren’t filled with integrity is understatement. Unfortunately, that’s only a partial list. The list of people and organizations that displayed a deep absence of integrity this election season is lengthy.

Nancy Pelosi let tens of thousands of businesses go bankrupt to help Joe Biden win the presidential election. May God have mercy on her. I won’t. Letting people lose their life savings so a corrupt politician can win an election is the opposite of integrity. According to thesaurus.com, the opposite of integrity is corruption.

There’s no disputing that the MSM is corrupt. They’re almost as corrupt as Big Tech:

The nation’s largest social media companies went further: They made the shocking decision to actively censor the New York Post’s eye-opening scoop revealing evidence of Joe Biden’s son’s influence peddling that was recovered from an abandoned laptop. Twitter locked the newspaper out of its own account for weeks. Facebook prevented the Post’s story from being widely distributed, even though neither Joe Biden nor his campaign disputed the authenticity of the documents published by the paper.

Whether you thought that there was voter fraud or not, there’s no disputing that this election was rigged. Let’s return to the case against the MSM, though. Check this out:

One of the FBI documents from the laptop published by the Post “included a case number that had the code associated with an ongoing federal money laundering investigation in Delaware, according to several law enforcement officials who reviewed the document. Another document, one with a grand jury subpoena number, appeared to show the initials of two assistant U.S. attorneys linked to the Wilmington, Delaware, office.” Hunter Biden claims he only learned of the investigation this past week, but these documents suggest otherwise.

That doesn’t sound like Russian disinformation. See also here and here. That sounds like they were each singing from the same DNC/Biden campaign hymnal. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

First HuffPo, then CNN:

Corporate media needs to be dismantled. They wield far too much influence. This year, corporate media and Big Tech defeated the best president of my lifetime. Joe Biden didn’t have to campaign. Hunter Biden’s multiple scandals weren’t enough to sink him.

Ilhan Omar’s money machine hasn’t limited itself to nepotism. While getting paid $2,780,000 from his wife’s campaign, hubby Tim Mynett also “received $134,800 from the Paycheck Protection Program and $500,000 in Economic Injury Disaster Loans.” Apparently, Democrats aren’t satisfied with just nepotism. Apparently, they’re into playing the victim, too.

Think of whether this sounds ethical:

Between July 23 and Sept. 30, E Street Group received $1.1 million from Omar’s campaign for expenses related to advertising, digital consulting, video production and editing, travel and more. The $1.1 million in payments accounted for 70% of Omar’s third quarter disbursements.

Omar defended her campaign’s financial relationship with E Street Group in a March statement, but announced in November that she is cutting ties with her husband’s firm. “So we’ve decided to terminate our contract with Tim and Will’s firm,” Omar wrote in an email to supporters, referring to her husband, Tim Mynett, and his business partner, Will Hailer.

Omar isn’t the only Democrat using the nepotism hook to benefit her family:

That’s before talking about the millions of dollars Hunter Biden made when his father was vice president. Democrats should change their name to All-in-the-Family Grifters. That’s who they really are.

On Wednesday, President Trump pardoned Gen. Michael T. Flynn. On Thanksgiving, Gen. Flynn wrote this thank you letter to the nation. The unconstitutional persecution of Gen. Flynn is officially behind us. Judge Emmit Sullivan is officially a laughingstock. Gen. Flynn is what he’s been all along — innocent of anything except of protecting his family.

In his letter of gratitude, Gen. Flynn said “We are a nation founded by leaders who fought tyranny and oppression to ensure that all American citizens be treated fairly and equally across this land. These constitutional and God-given rights should never be denied or disguised behind false prosecution or political persecution out of fear, hate, or an opposing voice. Those who scowl at the very core of our Republic and act from vengeance or revenge against one of us, threaten the safety and security of all of us.” That’s why the Fourteenth Amendment is essential to this nation’s health. Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment contains this:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

It was famously said that the laws either protect all of us or they don’t protect any of us. That’s quite right.

This makes the Flynn family warriors:

Together, we have overcome this enormous hurdle. Now we will get back up on our feet, dust ourselves off, and not fear what lies ahead. We may be tested again with false accusations and untruths and hatred for our beliefs and for raising our voices but we cannot be deterred and we cannot stop.

Make sure to read the entire letter. It’s definitely worth the time.

Kim Strassel’s weekly column highlights the corruption in DC. Specifically, it highlights how corrupt the FBI is, how corrupt the corporate media is and how corrupt Judge Emmitt Sullivan is. Throughout the Trump administration, the FBI has been highlighted as having a corrupted upper echelon. (Notice that I used the singular, not plural, version of the word. It’s important.)

Jim Comey, Andy McCabe and Peter Strzok were particularly corrupt throughout the Flynn fiasco. As Ms. Strassel wrote, the “Flynn pardon was necessary—to correct a corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation, a rogue special counsel, an unprincipled federal judge, and an embarrassingly complicit media.” She continued, saying “Mr. Flynn advised the Trump campaign and in November 2016 was named national security adviser. The FBI had spent months monitoring him as part of its Russia-collusion fantasy, yet by Jan. 4, 2017, it had found nothing and moved to close its case. In rushed Peter Strzok—the now-disgraced then-FBI agent—to keep the investigation open. The FBI had snooped on a Flynn call to the then-Russian ambassador to the U.S.”

The FBI didn’t need to interview the National Security Adviser about his conversation; it had the transcript. Yet the bureau’s then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sandbagged Mr. Flynn, arranging for him to meet with FBI agents without a lawyer. Former FBI Director Jim Comey later gloated over the setup. The FBI also chose not to provide Mr. Flynn a standard warning against lying, to keep him comfortable. Despite all this, the agents reported—according to government notes—that they “believe that F. believes that what he said was true.” He didn’t intentionally lie.

This was always totally about getting Flynn to flip on President Trump. The FBI’s problem was that there was nothing to flip about. The Mueller report stated that there wasn’t any conspiracy “between Donald Trump and Russia, the Trump campaign and Russia” or any American and Russia.

That didn’t stop the FBI or special counsel from pressing forward:

Fast forward to Robert Mueller, who didn’t care. The FBI knew in January 2017 that its collusion investigation was a bust; it confirmed the Steele dossier was a fabrication. So Mr. Comey engineered a special counsel to salvage the FBI’s reputation by ginning up unrelated “crimes.” Mr. Mueller dredged up the Flynn interview and threatened to prosecute the former national security adviser’s son unless Mr. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying. Facing bankruptcy, Mr. Flynn succumbed to this naked abuse of power.

Jim Comey likely won’t be prosecuted. That’s unfortunate because he’s totally reprehensible. He didn’t think twice about setting up a 3-star general.

Here’s something worth pondering. Would people that set up a 3-star general hesitate to break the law to get rid of the president he served? Let’s remember that the president he served was the target all along.

This Politico article is long on chutzpah and short on verifiable facts. The article opens by saying “Since the election, President Donald Trump and his allies have faced fact-checks, condemnation and restrictions when trying to spread inconclusive evidence of voter fraud and leftist violence on social media.”

These ‘fact-checks’ aren’t credible. Usually, the ‘fact-checkers’ are media outlets like CNN and MSDNC. These media outlets spent the past 3+ years interviewing people like Carl ‘Worse than Watergate’ Bernstein, Michael Avenatti and John ‘The walls are closing in’ Brennan. During the impeachment hearings, we heard the night before that the next day’s witness would provide “bombshell testimony.” After the opening statement from each witness, a Republican would cross-examine the witness. In no time flat, the bombshell testimony would be utterly discredited. This was my favorite cross-examination:

But I digress. The article continues with this:

But over on Parler, there’s a new, millions-strong MAGA universe where conservatives are freely spreading these claims and reinforcing their belief that Democrats have stolen the election from Trump.

Hashtags on Parler denoting Trump’s favorite conspiracy theories — #Dominion, #Sharpiegate, #QAnon — trend freely, without the restrictions Twitter and Facebook have instituted to suppress them. Stories from fringe sites pushing baseless allegations of voter fraud are not flagged as disinformation, as they often are elsewhere. Videos from the Million MAGA March depicting heated confrontations between MAGA supporters, counterprotesters and D.C. police are shared as evidence of rampant antifa violence, omitting necessary context that would show otherwise.

I just looked at the trending hashtags on Parler. “#Dominion, #Sharpiegate and #QAnon” aren’t trending. Politico is doing today what other Democrats did during impeachment. Politico is demolishing their credibility with this BS. Trusting CNN and MSDNC as fact-checkers is foolishness on steroids. Portraying President Trump’s MAGA followers on Parler as conspiracy theory enthusiasts is outright dishonesty. It doesn’t have anything to do with the truth. This is my other favorite cross-examination of an impeachment witness:

From later in the Politico article:

“It’s fitting that it offers disaffected Trump supporters the allure of the safest of safe spaces,” said Angelo Carusone, the president of the progressive-leaning group Media Matters, which monitors far-right media across platforms. “It’s perfect because Parler provides a place free from constraint and heavily stocked-up on like-minded [MAGA] heads.”

Politico didn’t hesitate in using a Media Matters quote in their article to bolster their quote. That’s breathtakingly stupid. That quote further distracts from the Democrats’ article.

Conservatives left Twitter, myself included, because Twitter didn’t hesitate to censor conservatives. The tipping point came when Twitter locked the NYPost’s account over their Hunter Biden article.

PS- My Parler account ID is Gmg425 for those wishing to follow me.

If there was any doubt that DFL Gov. Tim Walz was a dictator at heart, that glimmer disappeared with his order for a month-long shutdown “that bans all social gatherings of people who do not live in the same household, even if participants wear face masks and practice proper social distancing.” That’s the definition of dictatorial. Actually, the definition of dictator is “a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.”

According to the order, “Walz’s severe new coronavirus restrictions, which went into effect on Friday at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place until Dec.18, will shut down bars, restaurants, and breweries, except for takeout, delivery, or walk-up service, according to the MinnPost. The order will also close gyms, indoor sports facilities, theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, go-kart tracks, and other entertainment businesses for an entire month.”

From the MDH:

Social gatherings are groups of people who are not members of the same household, congregated together for a common or coordinated social, community, or leisure purpose, even if social distancing can be maintained. This prohibition includes planned and spontaneous gatherings as well as public and private gatherings. Most commercial activities are not considered social gatherings, so this change will not impact most industries.

We’re constantly told that the DFL is the party of science. That’s obviously dishonest. Where’s the science in banning events where people wear masks and social distance? Here’s what changes the DFL governor into a dictator:

The harsh restrictions come with punitive penalties, including fines of up to $1,000 or 90 days in prison. “Any business owner, manager, or supervisor who requires or encourages any of their employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers, or interns to violate this Executive Order is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000 or by imprisonment for not more than a year,” Walz’s order states. “In addition to those criminal penalties, the Attorney General, as well as city and county attorneys, may investigate and seek any civil relief” of up to $25,000 per occurrence.

That isn’t part of a statute. It says thatanyone violating Gov. Walz’s “Executive Order is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000 or by imprisonment for not more than a year.” That’s what totalitarians do.

Further, it’s worth noting that the GOP didn’t have anything to do with this EO. Gov. Walz’s EO essentially kills small businesses. Gov. Walz owns this deficit through his multiple shutdowns.

Companies going out of business should remember this in 2022. Gov. Walz is the reason why your family lost its life savings. It’s time to punish Gov. Walz and the DFL for these restrictions. The DFL House voted to maintain Gov. Walz’s Peacetime Emergency Powers. Without that authority, he couldn’t make these declarations.

If you needed proof that Democrats hate Trump supporters, this article provides that proof. The article is written by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine. The article is titled “Trump Is No Longer the Problem. His Army of Followers Is.”

The article isn’t about unveiling new information to people. It’s mostly a diatribe from someone with the mind of a child. Think of a child going through terrible 2s. Then think of the writer as someone with a temper. Finally, think of Lithwick as not that bright but definitely that insistent that she’s right. I won’t subject LFR’s readers to Lithwick’s diatribe. This paragraph is sufficient:

But even if we stipulate that Trump is a distraction from moving on, there is another reason we cannot be free of this persistent anxiety: Ugliness and lawlessness and norms violations did not end with the election, and they are not limited to Trump’s tweets or telephone calls. The disease has spread. And even as we should be moving on, acts of transparent racism, defiance of norms of governance, and clownish court performances by Trump surrogates all signal that, for the army of Trump enthusiasts, enablers, and imitators, law continues to be an afterthought—a sand trap limited to suckers, losers, and Democrats. The Republican Party is still insisting that it is a law unto itself. That part isn’t over, or even slowing. It is simply instantiated into more overt forms. Yes, yes we should ignore Trump, and Trump himself is ever-more ignorable. But his enablers and imitators are not slouching away quietly.

What drivel. It isn’t a stretch to think that Democrats are the party that believes in passing, but not enforcing, laws. They did virtually nothing in Minneapolis, NYC, then Seattle and Portland when the rioting started. I’d love hearing Ms. Lithwick explain how enabling rioting and destruction of family businesses isn’t a “defiance of norms of governance.” That happened in Democrat-run cities. It didn’t happen in Republican-run cities.

Democrats said that there wasn’t widespread voter fraud. That’s true. It’s found in Atlanta, Dane County, WI, Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Don’t say that there isn’t evidence of that, either. Sidney Powell outlines it a little in this presentation:

About 2:25 in, Powell talked about spikes that corresponded with testimony provided in the affidavits that are sworn out under penalty of perjury. Powell then said that the spikes were straight up, not at a steep diagonal angle.

To summarize, Democrats think that President Trump and his supporters are problematic. Further, it’s clear that they think we need to be gotten rid of in a political sense. Going back to their deep state ways, mixed with their globalist, China-pandering ways, is the best path forward.