This was the last outlet for Western news in China. The torture, the slavery, the child labor, the lack of environmental standards, the harvesting of organs by force and more, Big Tech like their allies in the Democratic Party, NBA , Nike and John Cena, not only do not care, but actively help to cover their crimes up. If you criticize these crimes of course you are a racist.
Chinese internet users have lost one of their last avenues to foreign news after the Yahoo Finance app disappeared from Apple’s store, as the Communist Party intensifies its censorship of information from abroad.
The Yahoo app republishes news from foreign media organisations, including outlets whose websites are blocked in China, such as Bloomberg and Reuters, as well as stock market data.
This allowed users to skirt official censorship bans, a feature that likely drew the ire of Chinese authorities.
Beijing’s crackdown on foreign content and influence in China has affected everything from private school curricula to karaoke bar songs.
Chinese government censors have always tightly controlled news and information, blocking access to foreign media websites and social media networks, such as the BBC, New York Times, Facebook, Google and Twitter.
“Recently Apple has been removing many apps at the demand of the Chinese authorities,” said Benjamin Ismail, project director at Apple Censorship, an organisation that tracks which apps are available, and where.
“But complying with governments’ orders is different than complying with law, especially in China, where the authorities often resort to extralegal means to muzzle the press, bloggers, activists or any dissenting voices.”
And they just do not care about the consequences. The neo-marxist ideology uber alles. If you live in one of these progressive marxist utopias get out before civil society completely breaks down.
It gets worse. An illegal immigrant with a long rap sheet raped a woman on a subway while others watched. Democrats refused to deport him.
They ask why did not one on the train stop it or call police? Aside from the fact that people do not expect police to show up, aside from the fact that they know illegal alien criminals will just be released to offend again, aside from the fact that they know these Soros backed prosecutors just won’t prosecute many crimes and on top of the fact that if someone intervened they would be called a vigilante and targeted by the left….
And speaking of the border, the Biden Administration has made a deliberate choice to allow tons of deadly fentanyl across the open southern border killing thousands of Americans each year, causing homelessness, filling hospitals. They just don’t care.
Human trafficking, girls being raped and kidnapped as they are left near the border alone. They just don’t care.
Governor Ron DeSantis blasts Democrat’s divisive idiocy:
Just when you thought the Biden Administration could not get more corrupt, crazed and authoritarian, now Biden’s politically weaponized Department of Justice is refusing to act against those who threaten Republican Members of Congress. A man on Twitter told Representative Gaetz that he had accepted a contract to kill him. The man then came to DC. The Capital Police asked the DoJ to have the man arrested, Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland refused.
“I thank the gentleman for yielding because I think someone may be trying to kill me,” Gaetz said. “And if they are successful, I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest. Madam Speaker, on October 8, 2021, a Twitter handle, “CIA Bob is at your door” tweeted to @RepMattGaetz, ‘Looky here, pal. I lived in Portland. Portland has ordered a hit on you. I accepted the contract. Have a good day.’”
School boards as a rule like to stay under the radar. Aside from the desire to avoid controversy they know that parental ire becomes political ire very quickly.
Big education is even bigger money and that means corruption. Textbook company bribes, teacher unions in cahoots with the Democratic Party. Kick backs on everything from school building contracts, testing schemes, computer purchases, to school lunch contracts. There are also countless well funded outside pressure groups spreading money around. It all goes on outside of the bright light of transparency.
The National School Board Association (NSBA) dove head first into the culture war by going nuclear on parents opposing the overtly racist and communist Critical Race Theory (CRT) by asking Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DoJ) to use the Patriot Act to investigate parents opposing CRT at school board meetings, declaring them to be domestic terrorists. Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland was all too happy to comply, sending a letter to the FBI directing them to investigate the parents.
BIDEN ATTORNEY GENERAL SENDS FBI AFTER PARENTS SPEAKING OUT AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS, BUT FBI STILL REFUSES TO TRACK ANTIFA. – LINK
IS BIDEN’S AG MERRICK GARLAND A CROOK? ORDERS FBI TO INVESTIGATE PARENTS OPPOSING CRT HATE IN SCHOOLS. GARLAND’S SON PUBLISHES CRT PROPAGANDA. – LINK
SICK: EXAMPLE FROM BIDEN ATTORNEY GENERAL’S FAMILY BUSINESS THAT MAKES CRT “EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS” FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS – LINK
Democrats in the Biden Administration hoped using the FBI would have a chilling effect on parental involvement with education, what they got was a breathtaking degree of pushback.
Public interest law firms leaped at the chance to take this on as civil rights litigation often means the loser pays the attorney fees for both sides. Big education has deep pockets.
Mark Levin, Judicial Watch, America First Legal, ACLJ, Liberty Council and countless others started licking their teeth.
It seems that leakers at the DoJ have prompted a letter to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz with allegations of teacher union/Democratic Party/NSBA collusion. The Daily Signal has an outstanding piece of journalism explaining all of this and we encourage all to read it:
Schools Group That Urged Attorney General’s Anti-Parent Initiative Has Ties to Democrats, Unions – LINK
There are honest school boards that are disgusted that NSBA would declare parents “domestic terrorists” and there are others who do not want to chance that their corruption be exposed in the legal morass.
Think about it, a school board calls in the FBI, parents sue with the help of a public interest law firm such as Judicial Watch, everything gets subpoenaed and FOIA‘d. Books are opened, money is followed, crimes are discovered.
It doesn’t take a genius to see the writing on the wall:
New York Times reporter Bari Weiss has quit in disgust. We all knew journalism is dead, Weiss has the details. After you watch the video where she explains how the corpo media has gone mad please read her resignation letter below:
It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.
I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming.
I was honored to be part of that effort, led by James Bennet. I am proud of my work as a writer and as an editor. Among those I helped bring to our pages: the Venezuelan dissident Wuilly Arteaga; the Iranian chess champion Dorsa Derakhshani; and the Hong Kong Christian democrat Derek Lam. Also: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Masih Alinejad, Zaina Arafat, Elna Baker, Rachael Denhollander, Matti Friedman, Nick Gillespie, Heather Heying, Randall Kennedy, Julius Krein, Monica Lewinsky, Glenn Loury, Jesse Singal, Ali Soufan, Chloe Valdary, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Wesley Yang, and many others.
But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.
There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.
I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behavior to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.
Part of me wishes I could say that my experience was unique. But the truth is that intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at The Times. Why edit something challenging to our readers, or write something bold only to go through the numbing process of making it ideologically kosher, when we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world? And so self-censorship has become the norm.
What rules that remain at The Times are applied with extreme selectivity. If a person’s ideology is in keeping with the new orthodoxy, they and their work remain unscrutinized. Everyone else lives in fear of the digital thunderdome. Online venom is excused so long as it is directed at the proper targets.
Op-eds that would have easily been published just two years ago would now get an editor or a writer in serious trouble, if not fired. If a piece is perceived as likely to inspire backlash internally or on social media, the editor or writer avoids pitching it. If she feels strongly enough to suggest it, she is quickly steered to safer ground. And if, every now and then, she succeeds in getting a piece published that does not explicitly promote progressive causes, it happens only after every line is carefully massaged, negotiated and caveated.
It took the paper two days and two jobs to say that the Tom Cotton op-ed “fell short of our standards.” We attached an editor’s note on a travel story about Jaffa shortly after it was published because it “failed to touch on important aspects of Jaffa’s makeup and its history.” But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati.
The paper of record is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people. This is a galaxy in which, to choose just a few recent examples, the Soviet space program is lauded for its “diversity”; the doxxing of teenagers in the name of justice is condoned; and the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.
Even now, I am confident that most people at The Times do not hold these views. Yet they are cowed by those who do. Why? Perhaps because they believe the ultimate goal is righteous. Perhaps because they believe that they will be granted protection if they nod along as the coin of our realm—language—is degraded in service to an ever-shifting laundry list of right causes. Perhaps because there are millions of unemployed people in this country and they feel lucky to have a job in a contracting industry.
Or perhaps it is because they know that, nowadays, standing up for principle at the paper does not win plaudits. It puts a target on your back. Too wise to post on Slack, they write to me privately about the “new McCarthyism” that has taken root at the paper of record.
All this bodes ill, especially for independent-minded young writers and editors paying close attention to what they’ll have to do to advance in their careers. Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative. Rule Three: Never believe an editor or publisher who urges you to go against the grain. Eventually, the publisher will cave to the mob, the editor will get fired or reassigned, and you’ll be hung out to dry.
For these young writers and editors, there is one consolation. As places like The Times and other once-great journalistic institutions betray their standards and lose sight of their principles, Americans still hunger for news that is accurate, opinions that are vital, and debate that is sincere. I hear from these people every day. “An independent press is not a liberal ideal or a progressive ideal or a democratic ideal. It’s an American ideal,” you said a few years ago. I couldn’t agree more. America is a great country that deserves a great newspaper.
None of this means that some of the most talented journalists in the world don’t still labor for this newspaper. They do, which is what makes the illiberal environment especially heartbreaking. I will be, as ever, a dedicated reader of their work. But I can no longer do the work that you brought me here to do—the work that Adolph Ochs described in that famous 1896 statement: “to make of the columns of The New York Times a forum for the consideration of all questions of public importance, and to that end to invite intelligent discussion from all shades of opinion.”
Ochs’s idea is one of the best I’ve encountered. And I’ve always comforted myself with the notion that the best ideas win out. But ideas cannot win on their own. They need a voice. They need a hearing. Above all, they must be backed by people willing to live by them.
Polling and other evidence shows that Democrats are largely in favor of violations of the First, Fourth, Eighth Amendments and more so long as it is their side who is violating it. Greenwald’s presentation is well presented and virtually indisputable by honest means.
In this video report on Democrats’ authoritarianism, the evidence demonstrates overwhelming Dem support for: * internet censorship by tech monopolies *and* the state * both FBI and CIA * large media corporations * no-fly lists (based on political preferences).
How is that not an authoritarian movement?
“If you are not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” – Malcolm X