I’m a conservative libertarian, a right leaning independent if you will. I follow conservative and light-conservative pages on Facebook, and there’s been a scary lack of them in my News Feed. Facebook has been allegedly silencing – if you believe some of the more extreme stuff out there – conservatives on a platform that has billions of users. I used to go to Facebook to read articles from Milo Yiannopoulos, because his website would dump links into his page. I’ve noticed in the last month or so that there hasn’t been much “activity” being sent out – that’s not to say his website hasn’t been publishing articles, but they’re not showing up in the feed if you follow his page. I have his page set to show up automatically when there’s something new. Here’s what the feed looks like now:
That’s all it showed – two posts from a friend of mine who’s in the Navy. It collapsed for whatever reason a post from a libertarian friend who is horribly ill right now, and just showed these two posts. However when I check it from my iPad, it shows a couple of posts (via whatever black magic is afoot here) from an Alt-Left (yes, if there’s an “Alt-Right” there’s an Alt-Left) “social commentator”. Granted, it’s a few stories down from these two posts, but still.
I’m not going to bother editing out the name of this “commentator” either, because anybody who’s not a part of Antifa is a target, then the same logic applies the other way.
I had to manually go to the page because Facebook wasn’t loading properly on my computer for reason.
Why would this Alt-Left “social commentator” show up on my Feed? I don’t have many friends on here, except people from school. Most of them are military or prior, and share stuff that a normal person would – none of this Alt-Left (or Alt-Right even) nonsense.
So anyway, I have to manually go to Milo’s Facebook page to see new content.
- Interestingly enough, clicking on the link directly to his page does nothing – so I had to click on a post that a friend of mine shared just to get to the page.
It’s mind-blowing how The Left says that a reporter saying “Shut up and dribble!” in regards to a black basketball player trying to speak his opinion is racist, but they have no problem telling black musician that he needs to get out of the “sunken place” – a reference to some race-baiting “movie” and gladly ignore calls for this musician’s death or harm against his life. Somehow it’s racist to tell a basketball player to shut up, but it’s OK to ignore calls for violence against a black musician. Here’s what a fellow musician said to the one in question:
If you can’t see the image for whatever reason, here’s what it reads:
John Legend: Hey it’s JL. I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump. You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans. They are loyal to you and respect your opinion. So many people who love you feel so betrayed right now because they know the harm that Trump’s policies cause, especially to people of color. Don’t let this be part of your legacy. You’re the greatest artist of our generation.
The Musician In Question: I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts. You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought.
I don’t understand how the thinking works with this one – it got so bad that another black musician had to pipe up, and say that it’s OK for you to be black and not a Democratic/Leftist. The outrage surrounding this whole thing is as amusing Trump getting CNN to say “shithole” 36 times in one single broadcast session.
I was reading an article from the Daily Wire earlier which said that one of Snoop Dogg’s former entourage was calling for the Crips in Los Angeles to kill this conservative musician, due to his views. I mean, if someone on the Right did something like this, the Left would riot and burn down another city – like they did over the criminal who was killed in Furgeson a few years ago.
Calling for someone’s death is an “actionable offence” and definitely a good reason to have the cops or FBI – whoever is responsible at that high level – to look into this.
I mean, God forbid, you deviate from the hive-mind and have an opinion of your own. This is worse than the outrage that happened when white women who were formerly feminists, leaving the hive-mind and becoming “anti-feminists” as the phrase goes.
I mean, this musician had the nerve to say something outside of the Left has been launching vicious attacks against him, pretty much nonstop since he said that he supports the POTUS – if he had said this a few years ago with Obama, everybody would have loved him to bits.
It’s like I was telling this girl I know – it’s dangerous to be a straight, white, male in his mid to late 20’s. I was telling her (and she seemed agreeable) that the only way to get ahead in this world is to be a black woman – which I guess it pretty spot-on. I went a step further with the “identity politics” as the Left likes to call it and said “Yes, but you’d have to also be a drug addict, dying of lead poisoning from your home city – Flint, Michigan – and willing to get help.” They (the masses, government, and whoever the hell else) would love you more than they love God – or rather their false idol – Hilary Rodham Clinton.
There was a black guy smoking a cigarette nearby who said that my spiel was a load of crap – the distinction that he’s black is important – I asked him why and he said it’s not true. I asked him next, “Was I wrong about my example though – even if it was a mite stereotypical?” He didn’t have an answer other than “Well I’m from Flint.” – to which I politely apologized for any possible offence about the state of that shithole city. (I didn’t say it like that you crazy people!)
So as I was heading back to class, I told him that as a straight, white, right leaning male, the only thing that I have left in this world is to be as “dangerous” as possible – meaning that I’m going to always be as unapologetic about my politics as people are about their favourite sports teams.
I think between my great-grandfather (who passed away a while back) and my uncle though, I’m probably the sanest of the of the Republican side of the aisle in my family. Even if I do agree with people like Milo Yiannopoulos on most issues, and frequently repost things from guys like Steven Crowder or Ben Shapiro. To be quite honest, I think my great-grandfather would have appreciated Ben Shapiro quite a bit – he’s a Jewish Republican; allegedly a “#nevertrump” supporter – but I haven’t seen anything about that.
Come to think of it – since this has turned into a “political superpost” let’s go find out some more about this.