Totalitarianism Is Here

Facebook banned the Walk Away movement. Completely. For no reason other than that its 500,000 members led by a gay guy have abandoned the Democrat party. That’s what the movement is about, Democrats walking away from the party.

That’s extraordinarily disturbing.

64 thoughts on “Totalitarianism Is Here”

  1. Half a million testimonials from people who just weren’t feeling the DNC anymore.

    In case you were wondering who’s actually in charge.

    All these people flipping their lids about “OMG DANGEROUS RACIST MAGA PEOPLE” who are taking over everything… I can’t figure out what planet they’ve been living on. It’s like they’re from some freaky parallel universe.

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    1. Aren’t they all on Parler or Telegram or Gab or MeWe or whatever anyways? I mean, FaceBook IS NarcBook. Did they get kicked off WhatsApp and Instagram too (which FaceBook owns)?

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      1. Oh, yeah, they’ve almost all migrated to other platforms. But also today: Google and Apple are trying to force Parler to censor the same way they do, or they will not allow the Parler app on their platforms: so no Parler if you have an iPhone or Android, unless Parler submits to Big Tech censorship protocols.

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            1. “People need to ditch their dang smartphones.”

              They’re crap…. my old nokia was a far better phone (rather than crappy swiss army knife of mostly useless features).
              I might not mind a small tablet type thing for some travels but as phones they’re awkward, hard to dial, hard to answer(!) and difficult talk into…
              Smartphones are like a perfect answer to idiots who claim that markets are infallible….

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        1. Probably. Bongino owns it, and I don’t think he’ll fold (though he does have cancer now, so…), but there’s no reason they can’t be sunk by endless lawsuits, fun new legislation, bogus court cases, attacks on advertisers, etc. They got another million users today, so I’m sure all the wannabe globalist overlords are gunning for them.

          You can always tell when Twatter and FacePlant are doing a big purge, because Parler gets all glitchy from the sudden hordes of new members. It’s been predictably impossible to load this evening…

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    2. I’ve been following the movement because I’m clearly a Walk Away person. It’s completely inoffensive. People decided to leave a political party. How is this subversive? It’s insane.

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  2. …in addition, Apple has just issued an ultimatum to Parler (the most popular alternative to Twitter– it’s where everyone goes when they A) get banned or B) decide they want to see all the stuff Twitter is censoring), to start censoring, or their app will be purged from Apple.

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      1. I think it’s co-ordinated only in the sense that each tech company is watching every other tech company and they all know Dems are going to control the government, so it’s like a stock market selloff … as long as you’re not the last person holding the stock, there’s always someone you can sell it to. Here, that would mean there’s some other company that the Dems can make an example out of.

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        1. Possibly, but earlier in the year, it was pretty obvious that at the very least, Twitter and FB were collaborating about simultaneous bans. IMO there’s no reason to think they’ve stopped doing that.

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      1. “For no reason other than that its 500,000 members…”

        That’s why. This is power we are talking about. Groups of that size that are not in the party’s control cannot be tolerated and must be dispersed.

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        1. People who are celebrating this shock me. If FB banned Biden or Kamala, I’d be outraged. Because it’s not about them. It’s the horrible precedent that it sets. How can they be so blind?

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          1. “How can they be so blind?”

            In my experience, that kind of thing happens when people have a tribalist mentality. Anything that hurts the enemy of the tribe is good/funny.

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          2. Just saw a couple of leftists on Twitter timidly ask, “But what if it happens to us? What if we get banned?”

            Well, at least there are two not completely stupid leftists on the planet. Yay, I guess.

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            1. Somewhere inside those two leftists is a Trump supporter just trying to get out 🙂

              In all seriousness though, they usually don’t do that. In my experience, people on the left don’t often say things like that unless there is an election happening to choose a nominee or something.

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            2. I know I’ve found the good part of leftist twitter because my entire crowd is uniformly opposed. Many just signed up for Parler.

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      2. I know someone who got permabanned for telling someone to “gargle [her] balls.” That’s it.
        Same app, different standards.

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      3. But that’s completely unrelated to Biden! He hadn’t held a single rally where he’d talked about how black people were murdered left and right in this country, telling his followers to march to that courthouse and show strength.

        I’d be totally fine with Biden and Harris being banned from social media, btw.

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  3. Just FYI, Clarissa: WordPress is part of the Big Purge. They just booted Citizen Free Press and Monalisa Foster. Do you have a backup site where we can find you if you are suddenly gone from WP?

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      1. The great thing about WordPress is that it’s an open source platform not tied down to a single hosting provider, like say a Facebook page. So you should be able to easily move the blog and all the data to a different provider if push comes to shove.

        Have you considered backing up your entire blog? I’m not a WordPress user, but I imagine that should be doable in case you’d like to move over to a different hosting server.

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        1. I lost several years worth of posts on facebook after a sudden and unexplained deletion. Various politicians/political parties/NGO’s now have more copies of my material than I do.

          Interestingly, many of the people who hated what I had to say were the first to reach out to ask that I please start posting again. Talentless slugs.

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          1. I think you can now download all your Facebook data. Thankfully GDPR made this easier and I’m hoping it becomes law here in the US.

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  4. Things are about to go south very quickly. Wednesday’s events have truly shocked the establishment beyond what they thought was conceivable. These people don’t like to feel threatened and made to feel vulnerable, and that’s how they felt last Wednesday.

    You may think Trump and his supporters have power, and somewhat they do. However, their power is a minuscule when compared to the power held in major metropolitan centers around the country that heavily voted for Biden. This is where the money, technology, education, opportunities, major human capital, etc. are. To me this is a losing battle, I guess time will tell.

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    1. Why would anybody think Trump and his supporters have any power?

      We all lost. We all collectively lost, even though many of us are celebrating their side’s win. But both sides lost. The sooner people get it, the sooner we will start digging ourselves out of this hole.

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      1. Which is exactly why I’ve always thought Trump was such a false prophet when it comes to fighting the increasingly totalitarian left. He has made everything absolutely worse, and as you say, we will all lose for it.

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          1. I think he personalizes the perfect boogeyman to rally against. He just made it so easy for them. There has got to be a better smarter approach.

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              1. I think a better grounded Jordan Peterson type would make a great alternative. At his height, Jordan Peterson demonstrated very well the flaws and contradictions of SJWs through well thought out statements based on biology and science. I think he showed us the way…

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    2. “Why would anybody think Trump and his supporters have any power?”

      Trump and his supporters are enormously powerful, because the so-called “power” of the left generally depends on everyone playing by the rules except them.

      In my observation and experience (experience.) politicians on the right will try to lie, cheat, twist things around etc during political contest but are generally more fair minded about it. Once the election is over or the issue settle, they tend to move on, while all the while, they aren’t particularly shameless or willing to be called a liar with proof. Also as a general rule, the tend not to bully or attack those who are weaker than they are, or who are outnumbered.

      The left, on the other hand, will openly lie and doesn’t care if a small number of people catch them lying, so long as the majority of people are tricked by the lie. They are not fair minded at all, will bully and harass people who are weaker, outnumbered, vulnerable etc. Further, they hold grudges and will attack people after a contest has ended. As a group, it is definitely the more cowardly.

      It has been my experience that the minute someone on the right (or in the centre, or a moderate etc) finally has enough and attacks people on the left as viciously as the left attacks everyone else, they freak out. They become very frightened and either run away to hide or run away to try to recruit allies.

      So, despite there being a lot of democrats in positions of power etc, all it will take is for one or two rightists to treat leftists the way leftists treat others using some kind of asymmetric violence and practically the entirety of the left will collectively realise that other people have power too, and (figuratively) start crying.

      To illustrate, imagine what would happen if a single militia member wearing a mask and MAGA hat kidnapped a BLM or ANTIFA member, tied them up, put them in front of a video camera, and beat them to death in the same way several MAGA members and innocents were dragged out of cars and beaten or mobbed because they were wearing a MAGA hat. What would the reaction of the left be.

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      1. I’d like to think this is the case– we are seeing the complete freakout meltdown thing going on now, after the Capitol incident. Shortly before that, they were so intimidated by the Proud Boys that they charged Enrique Tarrio with a hate crime and banned him from DC… for burning a banner (so now flag-burning is not free speech, I guess? Depends on the flag?) .

        So, yeah, a whole troop of sniveling cowards. Who happen to control our entire education system, all of our regulatory agencies, Our big-city governments (and by extension, many state governments), our media, and our communications systems. As we saw in the riots (and throughout history), a large enough crowd of cowards can still burn, maim, murder, ship millions off to the gulags… I’m not sure the ability to send a mob over the edge of sanity is a good superpower to have.

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        1. “I’d like to think this is the case…”

          It is the case. I saw something similar happen where I live. Some people made some nasty comments online, which was followed by every leftist politician abandoning their offices and requesting federal agents to protect them. One even put bodyguards on the payroll.

          “So, yeah, a whole troop of sniveling cowards. Who happen to control our entire education system, all of our regulatory agencies, Our big-city governments (and by extension, many state governments), our media, and our communications systems.”

          Yes, those are the vehicles that they will use to inflict violence against others. They’ll make laws, by-laws, new regulations, ordinances, demand permits, censor people, defame people etc to control people, since anyone who violates their decrees must face the force/violence of the state. They’ll think that they’re clever as they do it, too.

          But then, someone is going to have enough of it all and apply violence directly, in a way similar to what happens in the former Yugoslavia. Over there, a person who has finally had enough of the corrupt politicians/mobsters picks up a gun, walks into a public place in which someone who has wronged them is having a good time, and then, with their target surrounded by friends/bodyguards, they simply shoot them. Afterwards, some people say something like “can’t outrun a bullet”, which in some parts of the Balkans has become a phrase used to describe that kind of event.

          Oh by the way, I don’t think that people will be marched off to gulags. In my experience (experience.) local police start finding reasons not to execute unjust orders, and start acting as a kind of buffer between a corrupt legislature/judiciary and the public.

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          1. It is my one comfort going into this year: our county has a history of populist sheriffs. They are interested in fighting crime, solving murders, and locking up bad guys. They are not interested in frittering away limited police resources enforcing lockdowns, mask ordinances, minor code violations, etc. and in general, the other local elected officials fall in line.

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      2. I think their reaction would become even more vitriolic. Isn’t the aftermath of Wednesday’s events an indication?

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        1. “I think their reaction would become even more vitriolic. Isn’t the aftermath of Wednesday’s events an indication?”

          Yes, it would be more vitriolic, but only after they’ve run away/regrouped/feel safer. In addition they’ll begin implementing all sorts of security measures like closing public spaces, filter who is allowed to attend various events etc.

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      3. “So, despite there being a lot of democrats in positions of power etc, all it will take is for one or two rightists to treat leftists the way leftists treat others using some kind of asymmetric violence and practically the entirety of the left will collectively realise that other people have power too, and (figuratively) start crying.”

        You’re equating power with the ability to inflict violence. There is a heck of a lot more to power than just the ability to inflict violence. If anything, violence is a very minor component of real power.

        Besides, this is no longer a left vs right issue. McConnell and many right leaning Republicans are part of the establishment that just got seriously threatened on Wednesday. They were already drifting away from Trump, now they are openly against him and see him as a serious threat to their own power. Trump has made serious enemies on both the left and the right.

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        1. “You’re equating power with the ability to inflict violence. There is a heck of a lot more to power than just the ability to inflict violence. If anything, violence is a very minor component of real power.”

          Respectfully, I have direct experience with this kind of thing. At the higher levels of politics, power comes down to violence. Through unofficial channels the violence is direct, beginning with property damage and moving upwards to the kinds of things that mafias do, while through official channels, it involves trumped up charges, kangaroo courts, false allegations, wrongful imprisonment, people being harmed while in prison etc.

          In the middle is what I think you’re referring to, which is the soft power of government, plus utilization of networks etc. Since most of that rests on government power, while government power rests on a monopoly of force, that, too, is violence, but not of the sort i was talking about in my original post.

          “Besides, this is no longer a left vs right issue. McConnell and many right leaning Republicans”

          The “right” doesn’t exclusively mean “Republicans”. When you rip all of his clownishness away, Trump is a chaotic, turbulent, moderate yet right leaning populist. His supporters largely include the (right) militias, the (right) constitutionalists, the (right) (traditional conservative) Christians etc. In the meantime, the Republicans have become a party that practically only serves oligarchs.

          As a populist, Trump can (and has) absorbed a huge portion of what was always called the “right” into his following, and after Biden disappoints enough people, can do the same to the moderate part of the left.

          As it stands though, he hasn’t absorbed very much of the left, which means that any violence that comes from his supporters right now should be called rightist violence.

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        2. Of course he made enemies. He exposed corruption in the deep state (right+left). “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Winston Churchill

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  5. I know I’ve found the good part of leftist twitter because my entire crowd is uniformly opposed. Many just signed up for Parler.

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