Thursday, March 18, 2021

Congressional Resolution Calls for Azerbaijan to Release Armenian POWs

The following is an unedited press release from International Christian Concern (ICC). Links in the press release are to ICC web pages. Also, please check out their website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians around the world.

Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Urge United States Government to Lead in Gaining Freedom for an Estimated 200 Armenian POWs

03/16/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the five co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling for the United States to lead in gaining the freedom of Armenian prisoners of war (POWs) still held by Azerbaijani forces, despite the end of hostilities from the fall between the two sides in Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian: Artsakh). The co-chairs, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), David G. Valadao (R-CA), and Jackie Speier (D-CA), are part of the bipartisan group of 31 members on the caucus cosponsoring the resolution.

Although the agreement signed by Azerbaijan after the war and international law both require that Azerbaijan is to release any POWs it still detains, reports indicate that as many as 200 Armenian soldiers and civilians are still in Azerbaijani custody. In response, the resolution urges the Biden administration to “engage at all levels with Azerbaijani authorities…to make clear the importance of adhering to their obligations…[and] to immediately release all prisoners of war and captured civilians.”

In a statement released by Rep. Schiff’s office on the resolution, the congressman strongly condemned Azerbaijan’s actions. “It is unacceptable that more than 100 days after the end of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, hundreds of Armenian service members and civilians remain in Azerbaijani custody, where little is known of their condition, treatment, or well-being,” said Rep. Schiff. “Azerbaijan is already guilty grave atrocities committed during the recent war, and this compounds the problem.”

ICC has been concerned about the status of Armenian POWs, and recommended that the United States support efforts to ensure their freedom in its recent report entitled, The Anatomy of Genocide: Karabakh’s Forty-Four Day War.  ICC has worked to bolster this resolution by continually reporting on the status of POWs and conducting outreach to Congressional offices on the issue.

ICC will also be hosting an event tomorrow on the recent conflict in Artsakh and the persisting problems facing Armenian Christians, including ongoing plight of POWs. The event will take place at 10am EST and will be open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, click here to RSVP.

In response to the resolution, ICC’s Director of Advocacy, Matias Perttula, said, “We welcome the introduction of this important resolution by Rep. Schiff. Azerbaijan’s continued detention of Armenian POWs – both combatants and noncombatants – is not only a grave abuse of human rights and international law, but also illustrates the broader religious and ethnic implications of the recent conflict. We hope the rest of Congress and the Biden administration follow the lead of these members of Congress in showing Turkey and Azerbaijan that the United States will not stand for these atrocities.”

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pakistan: Christian Family Attacked by Muslim Mob of Two Dozen

The following is an unedited press release from International Christian Concern (ICC). Please check out their website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians around the world.


Christian Family in Pakistan Attacked for Unblocking a Sewer Drain

03/12/2021 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – Last month, a Christian family in Pakistan was brutally attacked by a mob of Muslims after they unblocked a sewer drain coming from their home. Local police have taken no action against the attackers, leaving the Christian family feeling unsafe and marginalized.

On February 14, Munir Masih and his family were attacked by a mob of their Muslim neighbors in Jindry village, a neighborhood in Lahore. According to Masih, the mob was led by Ashraf Alamgeer and wielded axes, sticks, and stones.

Masih told International Christian Concern (ICC) that the attack happened after his family unblocked a sewer drain from their home. The drain was blocked by Alamgeer because he viewed the Christian family as “untouchable” and did not want the family’s waste water to flow by his house.

On February 14, a mob of more than two dozen men, led by Alamgeer, attacked Masih’s home. They threw bricks and stones at the house and broke down the iron gate. Once inside, the mob thrashed everyone within, including men, women, and children.

Reporting the incident to ICC, Masih shared that this is the second time his family has been attacked in the last two months. On January 1, the family was attacked by their Muslim neighbors as they left home to participate in a New Year’s Day prayer service.

Following the February attack, Masih reported the incident to police.

“I submitted an application to the Superintendent of Police on February 19,” Masih told ICC. “No action has been taking against the attackers till today.”

Masih also submitted an application to the Prime Minister’s online compliant system. This application has also yielded no positive results.

“I am a Christian, therefor I am not heard by any department of the government,” Masih explained. “I feel insecure when I go out because the Muslim families carry guns with them. I want to life for my family, but at the same time I want equal rights for my people.”

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Woke America: The End of Free Speech

Disney pulls Peter Pan, Dumbo, and a number of other classic movies.

3-10-2021 - Woke America continues to demand the end of free speech, and this time it has a willing victim in Disney, which is imposing self-inflicted wounds on a number of its classic franchises.

First, Disney labeled The Muppets (the Jim Henson creation now owned by Disney) as "unsuitable for small children" due to characters and humor that could be considered "socially incorrect."

Now, they are pulling a number of their classic movies from the Disney streaming service due to content which may be considered "racist." The movies include Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Aristocats, Lady and the Tramp, and the live-action movie Swiss Family Robinson. 

Disney stated that these movies will still be available for "adults only,"  but will be labeled with warnings about their content. Disney did not immediately explain how they plan to enforce the adults-only rule. 


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Friday, March 5, 2021

New Report Highlights Severe Lack of Religious Freedom in China

The following is an unedited press release from International Christian Concern (ICC). Please check out their website at www.persecution.org for more on the persecution and genocide of Christians around the world.

Notes: 1) The Freedom in the World Report referred to in the article can be obtained on the Freedom House website at https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world. 2) The ICC 2020 report on religious suppression in China is available as a .pdf at https://www.persecution.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/071720_icc_china_report.pdf


New Report Highlights Severe Lack of Religious Freedom in China 

03/05/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – In its recent Freedom in the World report, Freedom House—a D.C.-based human rights watchdog group—ranked 195 countries and 15 territories on their political rights and civil liberties. The report considered many specific questions within the categories of political and civil freedom, including the extent to which each country allows its citizens to freely practice and express their religion.

On a scale from 0-4, with 4 representing the greatest degree of freedom and 0 representing the least, China scored 0 for religious freedom in Freedom House’s latest report.

The report cites a number of broad trends in persecution across China, including the government’s increased focus on vetting religious leaders and its attempts to align religious doctrine with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) priorities. China’s state-approved churches, including the protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement and the catholic Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, face this type of pressure regularly and leaders in both institutions are vetted for their allegiance the CCP.

The Vatican signed an agreement with the Chinese government in October, 2020 in which it agreed to accept the legitimacy of bishops already appointed by China in exchange for acknowledgement of the pope’s authority to appoint bishops in China going forward. It was recently discovered that China reneged on its side of the bargain just weeks after signing the agreement.

Persecution is even more severe outside of state-run religious institutions—a 2017 Freedom House report found that “at least 100 million believers belong to groups facing high or very high levels of religious persecution, namely Protestant Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, Uighur Muslims, and Falun Gong practitioners.” Research from other groups corroborate this finding.

ICC published an in-depth report in the summer of 2020 examining the legal mechanisms China uses to suppress religion. Topics covered in the report included an array of administrative decrees used to suppress religious expression, and the government’s ongoing campaign to “Sinicize” religion, or change religious identity into something more consistent with CCP values. The report also included a list of Christian persecution incidents from the previous year.

China earned a final overall score of 9 out of a possible 100 points in the recent Freedom House report, earning it a spot in the lowest group of countries, labeled “Not Free.” China is fast becoming one of the world leaders in religious persecution. Other countries must do everything they can to push back against the CCP’s war on religion and ensure that Chinese citizens are free to worship as they please. This kind of freedom may be a long way off in China, but it is only by working together that the international community can hope to effect real change.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Opinion: Why I haven't had Covid-19

Disclosure: Timothy Gamble is not a doctor or other medical professional. This article is not intended to diagnose or treat Covid-19 or any other medical condition. It is intended only as an opinion piece based on the author's personal experience. If you think you may have Covid-19 or any other illness, please seek out the advice of a qualified medical professional you trust. 

3-3-2021 - It has been over a year since the Covid-19 pandemic came to America. According to health officials, there have been over 125 million cases worldwide, and over 28 million in the USA. I am not one of them. 

It is surprising that I am not. After all, I am among those considered especially at risk (I'm 53 with Diabetes). There are lots of cases in my area. I know a number of people who have had it, and many others who are "friends of friends." Also, I am out in public a lot. I usually attend church when allowed. I make weekly trips to places like Sam's Club, Walmart, the grocery store, and other places of business. I often go to the local park to run, and often interact with people there. I've even been out to eat a few times, when its been allowed. In short, I have made no particular effort to avoid people. Yet, I am not sick, nor have I been. This begs the question, "Why not?"

I do take the common sense precautions. I do wash my hands often, especially when I've been out in public. And if I see someone coughing or sneezing, I certainly avoid being too near them. And I do wear a facemask, but only a regular earloop mask, or more often just a thin neck scarf to pull over my mouth and nose. Not very effective protection, according to the science (but the politicians, bureaucrats, and the media don't follow the science).  

I think the real reason is because of something I do, and have been doing for years. And it is a solution that has been known since the beginning of the pandemic. Yet, we have not been allowed to talk about it (free speech is effectively dead in the USA). A number of doctors and medical researchers have offered up this advice over the past year, and they have been quickly silenced - blackballed from media interviews, social media accounts banned, You Tube videos removed...  We are simply not allowed to discuss possible natural solutions to this pandemic. 

I take 1,000 mg of vitamin C and 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 twice a day, everyday. And on days I go out in public, I take a third dose of each when I get home. I believe this, along with common sense precautions, is the secret of why I haven't been sick. But don't tell the Big Tech oligarchs, or you'll get banned.

(By the way, My 80-year-old mother lives with me. She also takes C and D3, and hasn't gotten sick. She does not go out in public very often, but I obviously haven't brought Covid-19 home with me to infect her.) 

I wonder how many people died because medical professionals have not been allowed to share this information in public ways? 

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Who Is in Control? The Need to Rein in Big Tech

Credit Line: "Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College." This article  from the January 2021 issue of Imprimis. Get your FREE print subscription to Imprimis now! (click link to go to the Imprimis subscription webpage). 

Who Is in Control? The Need to Rein in Big Tech

Allum Bokhari
Breitbart News

Allum BokhariAllum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford and was a 2020 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. In 2018, he obtained and published “The Google Tape,” a recording of Google’s top executives reacting to the 2016 Trump election and declaring their intention to make the American populist movement a “blip” in history. He is the author of #Deleted: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election.


The following is adapted from a speech delivered at Hillsdale College on November 8, 2020, during a Center for Constructive Alternatives conference on Big Tech.

In January, when every major Silicon Valley tech company permanently banned the President of the United States from its platform, there was a backlash around the world. One after another, government and party leaders—many of them ideologically opposed to the policies of President Trump—raised their voices against the power and arrogance of the American tech giants. These included the President of Mexico, the Chancellor of Germany, the government of Poland, ministers in the French and Australian governments, the neoliberal center-right bloc in the European Parliament, the national populist bloc in the European Parliament, the leader of the Russian opposition (who recently survived an assassination attempt), and the Russian government (which may well have been behind that attempt).

Common threats create strange bedfellows. Socialists, conservatives, nationalists, neoliberals, autocrats, and anti-autocrats may not agree on much, but they all recognize that the tech giants have accumulated far too much power. None like the idea that a pack of American hipsters in Silicon Valley can, at any moment, cut off their digital lines of communication.

I published a book on this topic prior to the November election, and many who called me alarmist then are not so sure of that now. I built the book on interviews with Silicon Valley insiders and five years of reporting as a Breitbart News tech correspondent. Breitbart created a dedicated tech reporting team in 2015—a time when few recognized the danger that the rising tide of left-wing hostility to free speech would pose to the vision of the World Wide Web as a free and open platform for all viewpoints.

This inversion of that early libertarian ideal—the movement from the freedom of information to the control of information on the Web—has been the story of the past five years.

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When the Web was created in the 1990s, the goal was that everyone who wanted a voice could have one. All a person had to do to access the global marketplace of ideas was to go online and set up a website. Once created, the website belonged to that person. Especially if the person owned his own server, no one could deplatform him. That was by design, because the Web, when it was invented, was competing with other types of online services that were not so free and open.

It is important to remember that the Web, as we know it today—a network of websites accessed through browsers—was not the first online service ever created. In the 1990s, Sir Timothy Berners-Lee invented the technology that underpins websites and web browsers, creating the Web as we know it today. But there were other online services, some of which predated Berners-Lee’s invention. Corporations like CompuServe and Prodigy ran their own online networks in the 1990s—networks that were separate from the Web and had access points that were different from web browsers. These privately-owned networks were open to the public, but CompuServe and Prodigy owned every bit of information on them and could kick people off their networks for any reason. 

In these ways the Web was different. No one owned it, owned the information on it, or could kick anyone off. That was the idea, at least, before the Web was captured by a handful of corporations. 

We all know their names: Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon. Like Prodigy and CompuServe back in the ’90s, they own everything on their platforms, and they have the police power over what can be said and who can participate. But it matters a lot more today than it did in the ’90s. Back then, very few people used online services. Today everyone uses them—it is practically impossible not to use them. Businesses depend on them. News publishers depend on them. Politicians and political activists depend on them. And crucially, citizens depend on them for information. 

Today, Big Tech doesn’t just mean control over online information. It means control over news. It means control over commerce. It means control over politics. And how are the corporate tech giants using their control? Judging by the three biggest moves they have made since I wrote my book—the censoring of the New York Post in October when it published its blockbuster stories on Biden family corruption, the censorship and eventual banning from the Web of President Trump, and the coordinated takedown of the upstart social media site Parler—it is obvious that Big Tech’s priority today is to support the political Left and the Washington establishment.

Big Tech has become the most powerful election-influencing machine in American history. It is not an exaggeration to say that if the technologies of Silicon Valley are allowed to develop to their fullest extent, without any oversight or checks and balances, then we will never have another free and fair election. But the power of Big Tech goes beyond the manipulation of political behavior. As one of my Facebook sources told me in an interview for my book: “We have thousands of people on the platform who have gone from far right to center in the past year, so we can build a model from those people and try to make everyone else on the right follow the same path.” Let that sink in. They don’t just want to control information or even voting behavior—they want to manipulate people’s worldview. 

Is it too much to say that Big Tech has prioritized this kind of manipulation? Consider that Twitter is currently facing a lawsuit from a victim of child sexual abuse who says that the company repeatedly failed to take down a video depicting his assault, and that it eventually agreed to do so only after the intervention of an agent from the Department of Homeland Security. So Twitter will take it upon itself to ban the President of the United States, but is alleged to have taken down child pornography only after being prodded by federal law enforcement.

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How does Big Tech go about manipulating our thoughts and behavior? It begins with the fact that these tech companies strive to know everything about us—our likes and dislikes, the issues we’re interested in, the websites we visit, the videos we watch, who we voted for, and our party affiliation. If you search for a Hannukah recipe, they’ll know you’re likely Jewish. If you’re running down the Yankees, they’ll figure out if you’re a Red Sox fan. Even if your smart phone is turned off, they’ll track your location. They know who you work for, who your friends are, when you’re walking your dog, whether you go to church, when you’re standing in line to vote, and on and on. 

As I already mentioned, Big Tech also monitors how our beliefs and behaviors change over time. They identify the types of content that can change our beliefs and behavior, and they put that knowledge to use. They’ve done this openly for a long time to manipulate consumer behavior—to get us to click on certain ads or buy certain products. Anyone who has used these platforms for an extended period of time has no doubt encountered the creepy phenomenon where you’re searching for information about a product or a service—say, a microwave—and then minutes later advertisements for microwaves start appearing on your screen. These same techniques can be used to manipulate political opinions. 

I mentioned that Big Tech has recently demonstrated ideological bias. But it is equally true that these companies have huge economic interests at stake in politics. The party that holds power will determine whether they are going to get government contracts, whether they’re going to get tax breaks, and whether and how their industry will be regulated. Clearly, they have a commercial interest in political control—and currently no one is preventing them from exerting it.

To understand how effective Big Tech’s manipulation could become, consider the feedback loop. 

As Big Tech constantly collects data about us, they run tests to see what information has an impact on us. Let’s say they put a negative news story about someone or something in front of us, and we don’t click on it or read it. They keep at it until they find content that has the desired effect. The feedback loop constantly improves, and it does so in a way that’s undetectable. 

What determines what appears at the top of a person’s Facebook feed, Twitter feed, or Google search results? Does it appear there because it’s popular or because it’s gone viral? Is it there because it’s what you’re interested in? Or is there another reason Big Tech wants it to be there? Is it there because Big Tech has gathered data that suggests it’s likely to nudge your thinking or your behavior in a certain direction? How can we know? 

What we do know is that Big Tech openly manipulates the content people see. We know, for example, that Google reduced the visibility of Breitbart News links in search results by 99 percent in 2020 compared to the same period in 2016. We know that after Google introduced an update last summer, clicks on Breitbart News stories from Google searches for “Joe Biden” went to zero and stayed at zero through the election. This didn’t happen gradually, but in one fell swoop—as if Google flipped a switch. And this was discoverable through the use of Google’s own traffic analysis tools, so it isn’t as if Google cared that we knew about it. 

Speaking of flipping switches, I have noted that President Trump was collectively banned by Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, and every other social media platform you can think of. But even before that, there was manipulation going on. Twitter, for instance, reduced engagement on the President’s tweets by over eighty percent. Facebook deleted posts by the President for spreading so-called disinformation.

But even more troubling, I think, are the invisible things these companies do. Consider “quality ratings.” Every Big Tech platform has some version of this, though some of them use different names. The quality rating is what determines what appears at the top of your search results, or your Twitter or Facebook feed, etc. It’s a numerical value based on what Big Tech’s algorithms determine in terms of “quality.” In the past, this score was determined by criteria that were somewhat objective: if a website or post contained viruses, malware, spam, or copyrighted material, that would negatively impact its quality score. If a video or post was gaining in popularity, the quality score would increase. Fair enough.

Over the past several years, however—and one can trace the beginning of the change to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016—Big Tech has introduced all sorts of new criteria into the mix that determines quality scores. Today, the algorithms on Google and Facebook have been trained to detect “hate speech,” “misinformation,” and “authoritative” (as opposed to “non-authoritative”) sources. Algorithms analyze a user’s network, so that whatever users follow on social media—e.g., “non-authoritative” news outlets—affects the user’s quality score. Algorithms also detect the use of language frowned on by Big Tech—e.g., “illegal immigrant” (bad) in place of “undocumented immigrant” (good)—and adjust quality scores accordingly. And so on.

This is not to say that you are informed of this or that you can look up your quality score. All of this happens invisibly. It is Silicon Valley’s version of the social credit system overseen by the Chinese Communist Party. As in China, if you defy the values of the ruling elite or challenge narratives that the elite labels “authoritative,” your score will be reduced and your voice suppressed. And it will happen silently, without your knowledge. 

This technology is even scarier when combined with Big Tech’s ability to detect and monitor entire networks of people. A field of computer science called “network analysis” is dedicated to identifying groups of people with shared interests, who read similar websites, who talk about similar things, who have similar habits, who follow similar people on social media, and who share similar political viewpoints. Big Tech companies are able to detect when particular information is flowing through a particular network—if there’s a news story or a post or a video, for instance, that’s going viral among conservatives or among voters as a whole. This gives them the ability to shut down a story they don’t like before it gets out of hand. And these systems are growing more sophisticated all the time. 

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If Big Tech’s capabilities are allowed to develop unchecked and unregulated, these companies will eventually have the power not only to suppress existing political movements, but to anticipate and prevent the emergence of new ones. This would mean the end of democracy as we know it, because it would place us forever under the thumb of an unaccountable oligarchy. 

The good news is, there is a way to rein in the tyrannical tech giants. And the way is simple: take away their power to filter information and filter data on our behalf. 

All of Big Tech’s power comes from their content filters—the filters on “hate speech,” the filters on “misinformation,” the filters that distinguish “authoritative” from “non-authoritative” sources, etc. Right now these filters are switched on by default. We as individuals can’t turn them off. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The most important demand we can make of lawmakers and regulators is that Big Tech be forbidden from activating these filters without our knowledge and consent. They should be prohibited from doing this—and even from nudging us to turn on a filter—under penalty of losing their Section 230 immunity as publishers of third party content. This policy should be strictly enforced, and it should extend even to seemingly non-political filters like relevance and popularity. Anything less opens the door to manipulation. 

Our ultimate goal should be a marketplace in which third party companies would be free to design filters that could be plugged into services like Twitter, Facebook, Google, and YouTube. In other words, we would have two separate categories of companies: those that host content and those that create filters to sort through that content. In a marketplace like that, users would have the maximum level of choice in determining their online experiences. At the same time, Big Tech would lose its power to manipulate our thoughts and behavior and to ban legal content—which is just a more extreme form of filtering—from the Web. 

This should be the standard we demand, and it should be industry-wide. The alternative is a kind of digital serfdom. We don’t allow old-fashioned serfdom anymore—individuals and businesses have due process and can’t be evicted because their landlord doesn’t like their politics. Why shouldn’t we also have these rights if our business or livelihood depends on a Facebook page or a Twitter or YouTube account? 

This is an issue that goes beyond partisanship. What the tech giants are doing is so transparently unjust that all Americans should start caring about it—because under the current arrangement, we are all at their mercy. The World Wide Web was meant to liberate us. It is now doing the opposite. Big Tech is increasingly in control. The most pressing question today is: how are we going to take control back? 

Credit Line: "Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College."

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Woke America: The End of Free Speech

The Latest Victim: Dr. Seuss Books

3-2-2021 - Woke America continues to demand the end of free speech, and the latest victim is none other than Dr. Seuss.

Bowing to pressure from the political Left, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which controls the Dr. Seuss books, movies, and TV shows,, has announced that it will cease publishing six books by the beloved children's author: 
  • And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • McElligot’s Pool
  • On Beyond Zebra!
  • Scrambled Eggs Super!
  • The Cat’s Quizzer
The books have been deemed to contain illustrations that are "hurtful and wrong."

Horton Hears a Who!, another Dr. Seuss classic, has been heavily criticized by the Left for "reinforcing white supremacy". So far, Dr. Seuss Enterprises has resisted calls to stop its publication. 

You can try to find these cancelled books on Amazon, but it appears that new copies have already sold out for many of them. Used copies may be available. 







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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Andrew Torba: It’s Time To Build Our Own Economy

On February 17, Andrew Torba, founder of the social media platform Gab, posted a statement on the future of the Populist movement to his blog. Two days later he sent that statement to the Gab News email list with a request for people to share it with others. I've read his statement and am in agreement with most of it, so I am sharing it. The following is Torba's full statement, unedited with all links left intact. Please read it and decide for yourself.

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It’s Time To Build Our Own Economy

The problem with the American Populist movement is that it was centralized.

Centralized movements give the enemy a central attack vector to target and overcome. One man, who took on the weight of the world, became the sole focus of both the enemy and of the American Populist movement itself for over five years.

The oligarchs removed that one man from the entire internet, then they removed him from office. Everyone knows this, we all watched it happen. What no one has clearly defined is where American Populism goes from here.

The oligarchs believe that they have destroyed American Populism by rigging an election, removing the movement’s leader from public view, and by forcing everyone to stay locked inside for a year while the country burns down around us all.

They think they have won and want to define “New Normal” under their rule as they consolidate power. What they don’t realize is that they have recruited tens of millions of Americans to the side of reason, light, and Truth. Many millions of these people didn’t even vote for Donald Trump, but they recognize what is happening to our country and want to stop it.

Over the course of the past year I’ve seen comments across the internet become increasingly “red pilled” and aware of the Big Lies being pushed by the corporate media and frauds in government. It turns out that keeping people locked inside on the internet for an entire year ends up illuminating a lot of minds.

The People are learning what the real problem is: the globalist oligarchs. Not any one politician. Not this political party or that one. The entire system is corrupt. Banks, tech companies, media companies, schools, government, and on and on.

We must exit this broken and failing system and start building a new one immediately. We are not revolutionaries. We are not violent. We are reformers. We are builders. When we up and leave the existing system in favor of our own the existing system will crumble without us lifting a finger.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”― Buckminster Fuller

The way around centralized problems in the movement is to decentralize American Populism at the local level. In order to take our country back and move forward with the American Populist movement we must first take our local communities back. Here are several examples of this happening across the country:

Big Tech’s Unlikely Next Battleground: North Dakota

Montana Bill Would Designate Antifa as Domestic Terrorism

Florida restaurant goes viral for ‘face diapers not required’ mask policy

We must build our own economy.

  1. Pull your positions out of their useless stock market and buy bitcoin, gold, silver, food stores, and ammo. Bitcoin is free speech money. Learn what it is and how to use it. Now.
  2. National elections are a big distraction. Members of Congress are bought and sold like cattle by the oligarchs, foreign nations, and whoever has the money. Instead center your focus on getting American Populists and Christian men and women elected mayor, to state legislatures, as judges, on school boards, etc.
  3. Cut the cable cord. That includes both Fox and CNN. Do not watch it. Do something else with your time and money. Support alternative media outlets and individuals. Get that garbage marxist indoctrination content machine our of your home and away from your family.
  4. Exit the Big Tech mind prison. Join Gab.
  5. If your church has gone “woke,” leave. We have room for only one Gospel in Christian churches and that’s the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not the imitation false gospel of “social justice.”
  6. Leave Big Banks for local community banks.
  7. Start supporting small local shops.
  8. Create pro-family, pro-business, and pro-law and order policies for your local area. We can’t control DC, but we can control what happens in our backyards.
  9. Pull your kids out of public schools where their minds are being molded at the altar of marxism. Do everything and anything you can to homeschool or attend Christian private schools or online schooling programs.
  10. Pay attention to the brands you buy and support. Check out their websites and marketing. If they are “woke,” stop giving them your money. Period.

We must also work to unite American Populists on the left and the right. What unites the left and right wing populists, and Americans in general, is Jesus Christ.

The trasnhumanist nihilists and their technocracy are offering nothing of spiritual value. The Gospel Message of Jesus Christ, and that of American Populism, is one of redemption, hope, love, dominion, sovereignty, freedom and forgiveness. None of these things are possible with critical theory or woke consumer crony capitalism paired with a corporate techno tyranny.

What are you waiting for?

Let’s get to work, we have a new economy to build.

Andrew Torba
CEO, Gab.com
February 17th, 2021
Jesus is King


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Parler Is Back Online

2-18-2021 - The social media platform Parler went live again earlier this week after being knocked offline by the combined efforts of Amazon, Apple, and Google in early January. Parler has issued a statement that they are now using "sustainable, independent technology," and are no longer reliant on Amazon servers. 

CNN had previously reported that Parler was using a Russian cloud services provider to get back online, but this report has proved false. Instead, Parlar is using SkySilk, a California-based cloud services provider. 

Those individuals who previously had Parler accounts before they were knocked offline, should be able to log-in with their old passwords. However, all old posts, called Parleys on Parler, have been lost. 

Apple and Google are still refusing to allow the Parler app in their app stores. 

Find Tim Gamble's Parler account at  https://parler.com/profile/DystopianSurv/

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