One of the more heartening news stories has it that Tim Berners-Lee, the real inventor of the ‘world wide web’ is building a new platform, which he indicates will be much better than our present situation, where ‘Big Tech’ and social media have captured it — and us, leading to the current censorship and de-platforming. Having a better internet would improve our lives greatly — if the Big Media tyrants don’t find a way to thwart it.
Twitter says it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts containing ‘dangerous’ Q-related material. Disturbing, because though the Q movement has gained a bad reputation (thanks to the mainstream media and their demonizing any remotely right-wing group) Q followers are not dangerous, and I find it odd that so many Americans were quick to jump on the anti-Q bandwagon, calling Q followers ‘crazy’ and ‘stupid’. What drives this kind of hostility? The need to have someone on whom to look down and feel superior? In any case they are entitled to the same freedoms — which none of us seem to have as of now, sadly. But this criminalizing tendency toward people who have done nothing wrong — except to see things differently — is not good. And if Twitter found 70,000+ ‘wrongthinkers’ following Q , there must be more of them than we think. Isolating and ‘othering’ them is something the left has chosen as a way of getting conformity and obedience to their way.
The Occidental Observer has a not-very-long but thought-provoking piece about the rally at the Capitol on January 6. I could not be there but I did watch it on streaming media. As you are probably all aware, there was no riot. Again, there was no riot. But no matter how many of us might say that, the media will continue to say that there was, and that it was incited by Trump and by people on the right. They will continue to speak as if their concocted alternate reality is the Real Truth; they will continue with their gaslighting campaign. In any case, the writer, Thomas Dalton, takes a very gloomy view of the whole thing; I recommend reading it if you haven’t already. I will only say that Mr. Dalton feels that the only remedy or perhaps the best remedy is secession, just breaking away.
“There simply is no other feasible option. To continue to live in the current political environment, with its now-likely permanent radical leftist and anti-White orientation, is to surrender one’s future, and that of your children and grandchildren. It need not be so.”Thomas Dalton, Ph.D, The Occidental Observer
I can’t say I disagree; when I first began blogging some fourteen or so years ago, I did my best to lay out a case for secession. I foresaw little chance of a solution in any other conceivable manner. However I got a lot of negative feedback. The late Lawrence Auster and I ‘debated’ it before a very small audience on my blog. (That was before the little contretemps between us.) Only Southrons, and those of the non-reconstructed type, agreed with me. There was then a (re)nascent Texas Nationalist movement which I hope still exists.
Secession is not illegal, by the way, though many will insist it is.
When secession was discussed anywhere online then, the usual ‘argument’ against it was “they won’t let us.” Well, King George was not very willing to ”let us” secede either, but we did, for better or for worse. We cannot wait for permission to take our destiny into our own hands, instead of passively resigning ourselves.
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”Declaration of Independence
Though I think most Americans — who were (and are being) taught that secession = Treason! — will resist the idea fiercely, at least as things are now, maybe events will cause them to see things in a different light.