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Is It Algorithms or Censorship?

"If you follow the rules, your life is wrecked." Mark Steyn, Talk Show Host

August 8, 2018

By: Linda Case Gibbons, Esq.

          There's nothing like a loser telling a winner what to do. TV talking heads do it all the time.

          So do previous presidents.

          Even though Donald Trump won the presidency when the same talking heads said he wouldn't, these experts still think they know better.

          But, too bad for them, the proof is in the pudding. Trump is still winning.

          The economy is booming. Companies have brought back jobs to the U.S. And, despite the predictions of another "Nobel Prize-Winner, economist/New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, there is no "global recession, with no end in sight." In fact, things have been ducky since Trump took charge.

          Krugman was dead wrong, and so was former President Obama. In 2016 he told a Carrier Steelworkers Union Official, "For those who lost their jobs because a plant moved to Mexico, some jobs are not going to come back."

          And he was wrong when he ridiculed candidate Trump's claim that he would bring these jobs back.

          "So how's he going to do that?" Obama asked. "There's no answer to it. He just says he's going to negotiate a better deal. How exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And the answer is he doesn't have an answer."

          But of course Trump did "negotiate" that. He did have an answer. And jobs did come back. Because Trump had experience. Not a magic wand.

          So what defines a winner?

          First of all, winning.

          Secondly, being censored.

          If you are a winner in today's world, you're a shoo-in to be censored.

          Especially if you are a Conservative.

          Once upon a time the First Amendment didn't play favorites. Political affiliation, race, religion and gender never played a part.

          If you want to say something I don't like? In America, you can. As long as you don't shout, "Fire!" in a crowded theater.

          And now, as long as you are not a Conservative.

          Freedom of speech has become a bifurcated proposition, like the "Hillary Clinton Legal Standard for Indictment." It's different for some than for others.

          Social media is such a powerful platform, it is the very best place to silence opposition voices. But they don't call it censorship.They say it's "algorithms."

          YouTube personality Mark Dice has had his videos deleted from YouTube frequently.

          This week Infowars host Alex Jones was thrown off YouTube, Facebook, Apple and Spotify.

          And Canadian activist Lauren Southern was recently banned from Facebook for a month, she said, "For saying Facebook is censoring Conservatives."

          In their WikiPedia profiles and in the media, both Alex Jones and Mark Dice are described as "conspiracy theorists."

          Who wouldn't want to ban them?

          They are bad news, unlike the recently hired New York Times editorial board member, Sarah Jeong. Sarah caught everyone's eye with her tweets, especially the one that said, "White people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants." 

          Who wouldn't want to defend a girl like her? And the New York Times did. Excusing her, because, as a young, Asian woman, she was often harassed online.

          Candace Owens? She's another proposition altogether. Owens shot to national fame after she addressed a group at UCLA this April.

          "What is happening right now in the black an ideological civil war," she told the audience. "Black people who are focused on their past and shouting about slavery, and black people that are focused on their futures.

          "What you can see happening is the victim mentality, versus victor mentality.

          "I don't know why people like being oppressed. 'I love oppression. Four hundred years of slavery. Jim Crow.' Which, by the way, none of your guys lived through.

          "Your grandparents did, and it's embarrassing that you utilize their history.

          "You're not living through anything right now. You're overly privileged Americans."

          She founded the YouTube channel Red Pill Black in 2017, a right wing political movement which speaks up for black Republicanism, and against assumptions that African-Americans can always be relied upon to vote Democrat.

          Kanye West was impressed. And the Liberal Left was angry. So it was no surprise that Owens became a Conservative lightning rod.

          This week Owens and Turning Point USA's founder, Charlie Kirk, were accosted by an Antifa mob in Philly while attempting to have breakfast.

          Yet, despite being targeted for their views, and being called "White Supremists," Owens and Kirk took the high ground. 

          "We will not be Victims. We are Victors," Kirk said after the attack. "We're not going to back down. We're just getting started."

          That's the definition of a Winner.

          Hold the line, America.

          Where We Go One, We Go All