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Monday, January 11, 2021

This only happens in communist countries. Duh

The bad news is not the bad news, but that it will get worse.

Let us review.

CNN reported, "Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon, Apple, and Google have all booted it from their platforms in a span of a little more than 24 hours.

"Amazon said it would remove Parler from its cloud hosting service, Amazon Web Services, Sunday evening, effectively kicking it off of the public internet after mounting pressure from the public and Amazon employees."

A reader in the natural gas business said his boss put its computers on Amazon Web Services a while ago. Today he asked him what happens when Jeff Bezos decides fossil fuels is an enemy of the state and dumps them?

It gets worse.

Cyber News reported, "Parler, a social network used to plan the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week, has been hit by a massive data scrape. Security researchers collected swaths of user data before the network went dark Monday morning after Amazon, Google, and Apple booted the platform. 

"The scrape includes user profile data, user information, and which users had administration rights for specific groups within the social network. Twitter user @donk_enby, who first announced about the scrape, claims that over a million video URLs, some deleted and private, were taken."

This is not the doing of some guy.

This was planned all along. This was part of the system Amazon and Jeff Bezos set up. The spying was embedded in the system.

And that is what you must bear in mind. All the actions taken since Wednesday were planned all along, as the communists awaited the opportunity to unleash the Actual Kraken.

Randall Lane, chief content officer and editor of Forbes, wrote that he will blacklist supporters of Donald John Trump.

Lane wrote, "As American democracy rebounds, we need to return to a standard of truth when it comes to how the government communicates with the governed. The easiest way to do that, from where I sit, is to create repercussions for those who don’t follow the civic norms. Trump’s lawyers lie gleefully to the press and public, but those lies, magically, almost never made it into briefs and arguments – contempt, perjury and disbarment keep the professional standards high.

"So what’s the parallel in the dark arts of communication? Simple: Don’t let the chronic liars cash in on their dishonesty. Press secretaries like Joe Lockhart, Ari Fleischer and Jay Carney, who left the White House with their reputations in various stages of intact, made millions taking their skills — and credibility — to corporate America. Trump’s liars don’t merit that same golden parachute. Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie. We’re going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we’d approach a Trump tweet. Want to ensure the world’s biggest business media brand approaches you as a potential funnel of disinformation? Then hire away."

Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Republican Party?

The blacklisting has begun.

The New York State Bar Association announced it "Launches Historic Inquiry Into Removing Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani From Its Membership." 

His crime is being a friend of Donald Trump's.

Reuters reported, "The head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday vowed to take 'strong enforcement action' against unruly passengers following reports of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump disrupting flights returning from Washington."

Their crime is booing Mitt Romney.

It gets worse. reported, "Stripe will not be processing any more payments related to President Donald Trump's campaign website after last week's riot at the Capitol, which Trump helped to incite, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

"Stripe, which handles card payments for millions of online businesses, booted the Trump campaign site and fundraising apparatus for violating the rule against inciting violence, according to WSJ."

Look for PayPal and your friendly neighborhood bank to go after you next.

A government that will force corporations to meet racial and sex quotas on their boards of directors and the executive suites will do nothing to stop discrimination against customers.

The diversity on the boards is designed to get more communists making such decisions.

And Republican apologists say private business can do what it wants.

Except make scented toilet paper.

Or toilet paper in pastel colors.

Or 10-gallon toilets.

Or showerheads that actually work.

Those are just the bathroom regulations.

What the unregulated Internet oligarchs and the online banking companies are doing is far worse and of actual consequence. This is fascism using the power of both the private and the public sectors to coerce people into obeisance. Chairman Xi perfected this.

It gets worse.

The Telegraph reported, "After months of stoking anger about alleged election fraud, one of America's largest talk-radio companies has decided on an abrupt change of direction.

"Cumulus Media, which employs some of the most popular right-leaning talk-radio hosts in the United States, has told its on-air personalities to stop suggesting that the election was stolen from President Donald Trump - or else face termination.

"A Cumulus executive issued the directive on Wednesday, just as Congress met to certify Joe Biden's election victory and an angry mob of Trump supporters marched on the Capitol, overwhelmed police and briefly occupied the building, terrorizing lawmakers and leading to the deaths of five people."

Profits do not matter because corporations are run by men who seek power not money. They have billions, what do they care if the next quarter shows a loss or Twitter's stock price falls a little or a lot?

They want to erase American history and America herself.

The corporate communists and DC acted with speed and overwhelming force to silence dissent. Republicans unleash shock and awe on foreign enemies. Democrats unleash shock and awe on their political opponents.

Stephen L. Miller wrote, "If Joe Biden and the media have any intent on ‘healing’ and ‘unifying’ post-Trump and Trumpism, they haven’t done much to show it. Maybe this is because it’s in the best interest of the Biden agenda, and the revenue of Big Tech, and the audience retention of the corporate media to keep us as we are — a nation divided."

That is a spot on observation. They won. They are Auric Goldfinger responding to 007 saying, "You expect me to talk?"

"No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die."

The communists are tired of us. They are bored by our insistence that this is the land of the free and the home of the brave. 2016 taught them the lesson that we can still rebel at the ballot box. They figured a way around that in 2020. 

First, they bought off Bernie and the gay mayor in the primaries. Then they installed Biden as the nominee. Finally, they stuffed mail-in votes in the ballot box. We went from 56% of the electorate voting in presidential elections to 67%. That topped the 61% who voted in LBJ's 1964 race. That 67% was the highest participation rate in a century. They called the increase ballot harvesting.

Now they own Washington including the Supreme Court as it turns out the justices the Heritage Foundation vouched for are the Three Stooges.

Communists are excellent at rousing the rabble. Scott Rasmussen reported, "43% of voters believe that President Donald Trump should be arrested after he leaves office. A nearly identical number — 44% — disagree. 13% are not sure."

In his column, he mentioned the conciliatory nature of Lincoln's second inaugural speech.

Yes, and a month later Democrats assassinated him.

It is up to Biden, not Donald Trump, to show malice toward none and charity for all. Biden won't because with great power comes the great ability to extract great vengeance.

As for the Republican cowards cowering in the corners of Congress, I offer this refrain from a Phil Ochs song from the 1960s:

Oh, look outside the window, there's a woman bein' grabbed
They've dragged her to the bushes, and now she's bein' stabbed
Maybe we should call the cops and try to stop the pain
But Monopoly is so much fun, I'd hate to blow the game
And I'm sure it wouldn't interest anybody
Outside of a small circle of friends