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By Peter Brimelow on 05/05/2021

“They Want Us In Gulags” (That Includes Trump). Why VDARE.com Is Suing Facebook For Defamation

Please give to VDARE.com Legal Defense Fund here. Fight Tech Totalitarianism!

Facebook’s unelected multinational, multicultural, uniLeftist panel has just upheld its ban on Donald J. Trump, meaning that the 45th President of the U.S. is still unable to communicate with his 74,222,958 American voters [Facebook Ban On Donald Trump Will Hold, Social Media's Oversight Board Rules, by Shannon Bond, NPR, May 5, 2021].(He has started a blog at DonaldJTrump.com/desk, something we suggested here.)

This disgraceful situation, profoundly insulting to the U.S. as a sovereign democracy, has particular resonance for us here at VDARE.com. Just a year ago, our own Facebook page was deleted, completely without warning, on the false claim that we were engaged in what Facebook called "Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior" [PDF] a.k.a. we were running a “bot farm”—multiple automated sites designed to enhance traffic. This was a lie. We have now sued Facebook for defamation (HERE—we will be expanding this complaint later). I am honored to say that our suit exactly parallels the heroic Project Veritas’ recent defamation suit against Twitter, just as our federal defamation suit against the New York Times parallels Project Veritas’ (strikingly successful) suit in New York State court. Hopefully, it’s a trend.

I will now reveal why we delayed filing against Facebook for so long: for an all too human reason—my wife, the former Lydia Sullivan, now President of the VDARE Foundation and Publisher of VDARE.com, who first introduced me to Facebook when she was a student at Loyola University in Chicago, had used it, as an entire generation had been encouraged to do, as a personal record. Her school pictures, her graduation pictures, her wedding pictures, her honeymoon pictures, her baby pictures, baby vignettes and conversations with personal friends dating back to grade school, were all trustingly stored there.

Lydia never at any time posted any political content to her Facebook page.

Yet it was eliminated. Every photo, status update and interaction is now being held hostage—because of her association with me.

Similarly, the personal Facebook pages of a number of other individuals associated with VDARE.com, including my own, were eliminated. My own Facebook posts were mostly professional, but I hadn’t posted anything for a long time, precisely because I had concluded it was so censored that it had become useless. However, even my past posts, previously judged unexceptionable, have been destroyed.

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Earlier: Sen. Tim Scott Shows It’s Time For GOP To Give Up On Great Black Hope Strategy

ANSWER: “Sen. Tim Scott, Republican from South Carolina.”

QUESTION: “Who will loads of Republicans support for president in 2024?”

I know this because … I am Carnac the Magnificent!

Also because Republicans have latched onto a black candidate for president every four years, pretty much throughout my entire adult life.

I’m one of those Republicans, having enthusiastically supported Alan Keyes in at least one of his three presidential runs, Herman Cain in 2012 (9-9-9!) and Ben Carson, as my backup to Trump, in 2016.

Other black Republicans who were—in the words of Michael Kinsley—“drooled over” by the GOP include Colin Powell (the Weekly Standard’s choice for the 1996 contest), Condoleezza Rice (supported by Dick Morris and Rush Limbaugh as our 2008 nominee), and Allen West (Glenn Beck’s choice in 2012).

The rational reason for this is that no black person in modern America casually rolls into being a Republican. I never really gave it much thought, but all my friends and family are Republicans, so I guess I am, too.

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Ready or not, here they come. Thanks to Joe Biden, America the Weary will soon open its doors to another 62,500 low-skilled foreigners from the Third World. The sovereign citizens in neighborhoods across our nation where these newcomers will be dumped will have no say in these decisions. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Open borders judges made sure that the wants and needs of ordinary Americans would be subordinated to those of the Refugee Resettlement racket. There is no recourse under U.S. law to reestablish local control of the process.

Instead, the United Nations, the U.S. State Department and their globalist partners in the "faith" community (who rake in billions of dollars in tax subsidies off the backs of refugees and at the expense of voiceless citizens) will dictate who gets in and who moves where. It will be mostly young low-skilled Americans forced to compete with the influx of 22,000 Africans, 6,000 East Asians, 4,000 Europeans and Central Asians, 5,000 Latin Americans and Caribbean nationals, 13,000 Near Easterners and South Asians, and another 12,500 refugees from unspecified countries. (Hint: Look for a "Green New Dealer" to ram a bunch of future Democratic-voting "climate refugees" into the mix.)

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By Peter Brimelow on 05/05/2021

“They Want Us In Gulags” (That Includes Trump). Why VDARE.com Is Suing Facebook For Defamation

Please give to VDARE.com Legal Defense Fund here. Fight Tech Totalitarianism!

Facebook’s unelected multinational, multicultural, uniLeftist panel has just upheld its ban on Donald J. Trump, meaning that the 45th President of the U.S. is still unable to communicate with his 74,222,958 American voters [Facebook Ban On Donald Trump Will Hold, Social Media's Oversight Board Rules, by Shannon Bond, NPR, May 5, 2021].(He has started a blog at DonaldJTrump.com/desk, something we suggested here.)

This disgraceful situation, profoundly insulting to the U.S. as a sovereign democracy, has particular resonance for us here at VDARE.com. Just a year ago, our own Facebook page was deleted, completely without warning, on the false claim that we were engaged in what Facebook called "Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior" [PDF] a.k.a. we were running a “bot farm”—multiple automated sites designed to enhance traffic. This was a lie. We have now sued Facebook for defamation (HERE—we will be expanding this complaint later). I am honored to say that our suit exactly parallels the heroic Project Veritas’ recent defamation suit against Twitter, just as our federal defamation suit against the New York Times parallels Project Veritas’ (strikingly successful) suit in New York State court. Hopefully, it’s a trend.

I will now reveal why we delayed filing against Facebook for so long: for an all too human reason—my wife, the former Lydia Sullivan, now President of the VDARE Foundation and Publisher of VDARE.com, who first introduced me to Facebook when she was a student at Loyola University in Chicago, had used it, as an entire generation had been encouraged to do, as a personal record. Her school pictures, her graduation pictures, her wedding pictures, her honeymoon pictures, her baby pictures, baby vignettes and conversations with personal friends dating back to grade school, were all trustingly stored there.

Lydia never at any time posted any political content to her Facebook page.

Yet it was eliminated. Every photo, status update and interaction is now being held hostage—because of her association with me.

Similarly, the personal Facebook pages of a number of other individuals associated with VDARE.com, including my own, were eliminated. My own Facebook posts were mostly professional, but I hadn’t posted anything for a long time, precisely because I had concluded it was so censored that it had become useless. However, even my past posts, previously judged unexceptionable, have been destroyed.

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By Ann Coulter on 05/05/2021

Earlier: Sen. Tim Scott Shows It’s Time For GOP To Give Up On Great Black Hope Strategy

ANSWER: “Sen. Tim Scott, Republican from South Carolina.”

QUESTION: “Who will loads of Republicans support for president in 2024?”

I know this because … I am Carnac the Magnificent!

Also because Republicans have latched onto a black candidate for president every four years, pretty much throughout my entire adult life.

I’m one of those Republicans, having enthusiastically supported Alan Keyes in at least one of his three presidential runs, Herman Cain in 2012 (9-9-9!) and Ben Carson, as my backup to Trump, in 2016.

Other black Republicans who were—in the words of Michael Kinsley—“drooled over” by the GOP include Colin Powell (the Weekly Standard’s choice for the 1996 contest), Condoleezza Rice (supported by Dick Morris and Rush Limbaugh as our 2008 nominee), and Allen West (Glenn Beck’s choice in 2012).

The rational reason for this is that no black person in modern America casually rolls into being a Republican. I never really gave it much thought, but all my friends and family are Republicans, so I guess I am, too.

By Michelle Malkin on 05/05/2021


Earlier by Michelle Malkin: Stop Exporting US Troops To/ Stop Importing People From/ Countries That Hate Our Guts

Ready or not, here they come. Thanks to Joe Biden, America the Weary will soon open its doors to another 62,500 low-skilled foreigners from the Third World. The sovereign citizens in neighborhoods across our nation where these newcomers will be dumped will have no say in these decisions. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Open borders judges made sure that the wants and needs of ordinary Americans would be subordinated to those of the Refugee Resettlement racket. There is no recourse under U.S. law to reestablish local control of the process.

Instead, the United Nations, the U.S. State Department and their globalist partners in the "faith" community (who rake in billions of dollars in tax subsidies off the backs of refugees and at the expense of voiceless citizens) will dictate who gets in and who moves where. It will be mostly young low-skilled Americans forced to compete with the influx of 22,000 Africans, 6,000 East Asians, 4,000 Europeans and Central Asians, 5,000 Latin Americans and Caribbean nationals, 13,000 Near Easterners and South Asians, and another 12,500 refugees from unspecified countries. (Hint: Look for a "Green New Dealer" to ram a bunch of future Democratic-voting "climate refugees" into the mix.)

By Washington Watcher II on 05/03/2021

Previously: Will Whites Support A Globalist American Empire That Picks Fights Abroad And Wars Against Them At Home?

Everyone knew the Biden Regime would use the January 6 Mostly Peaceful Protest as an excuse to crack down on patriotic Americans and Trump supporters. But news reports through the past two weeks demonstrate just what Biden and his Leftist allies on Capitol Hill, Big Tech, and the Regime Media have in mind: A major surveillance operation involving not only the usual federal alphabet agencies but also private informers to designate dissidents as “terrorists” and “white supremacists;” and co-opting the private sector to punish them—as in putting America First Nicholas Fuentes on the no-fly list.

Let’s start with today’s alarming news: Biden plans to pay “outside entities” to surveil social media for information about “extremist groups.” And “extremist groups” doesn’t mean Antifa and Black Lives Matter:

The Department of Homeland Security is limited in how it can monitor citizens online without justification and is banned from activities like assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps used by extremist groups such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers.

Instead, federal authorities can only browse through unprotected information on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook and other open online platforms.

The plan being discussed inside DHS, according to multiple sources, would, in effect, allow the department to circumvent those limits. A source familiar with the effort said it is not about decrypting data but rather using outside entities who can legally access these private groups to gather large amounts of information that could help DHS identify key narratives as they emerge.

[Biden team may partner with private firms to surveil suspected domestic terrorists online, by Zachary Cohen and Katie Bo Williams, May 3, 2021 Emphases added]

It’s a good guess the “outside entities” will likely be the CultMarx vigilantes already tracking such “extremists.”

Fuentes only learned  he was on the no-fly list last week when multiple airlines barred him under orders from the Transportation Security Administration. Fuentes is not charged with any crimes and he is certainly no terrorist. But he is a nationalist and backed the protest in Washington, D.C., on January 6. He says things the Regime doesn’t want said.

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 05/03/2021

Earlier by Patrick J. Buchanan: Is America Led Today By Anti-Americans?

"Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country."

So declared Sen. Tim Scott, a Black Republican, in his televised rebuttal to Joe Biden's address to Congress.

Asked the next day what he thought of Scott's statement, Biden said he agrees. "No, I don't think the American people are racist."

Vice President Kamala Harris also agreed with Scott, "No, I don't think America is a racist country."

What makes these rejections of the charge of racism against America significant is that Biden and Harris both seemed to say the opposite after Derek Chauvin was convicted.

Biden had called George Floyd's death "a murder (that) ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism... that is a stain on our nation's soul."

Harris had said much the same: "America has a long history of systemic racism. Black Americans—and Black men, in particular—have been treated throughout the course of our history as less than human."

But which is the predominant view of Biden and Harris about the moral character of the country they were elected to lead?

By John Derbyshire on 05/03/2021

Wordsworth moment.     Daffodils! Suddenly they are everywhere. My back yard is full of them.

One of my neighbors has a front yard in the same condition. Passing by as I walked my dog, I saw the lady of the house doing gardening work among the blooms. I greeted her with: "A host, of golden daffodils!"

She called my hand and raised: "Beside the lake, beneath the trees …" We finished the stanza in unison. Bless my literate neighbors.

Is "Daffodils" the best-known poem in our language? I'd be happy to think so: it's a gem of a poem.

Thirty years ago the British radio station Classic FM asked listeners to name their favorite poems. They ranked the top hundred poems named, then published a set of cassette tapes (remember cassette tapes?) of actors reading them. "Daffodils" was number one, read by actress Sandra Duncan.

(Numbers two through five were: Kipling's "If—," Walter de la Mare's "The Listeners," Browning's "Home-Thoughts from Abroad," and Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott.")

My favorite reference to the poem is Philip Larkin's. To a charge from an interviewer that rather a lot of his poetry was, well, … depressing, Larkin responded: "Deprivation is to me what daffodils were to Wordsworth."

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The little free library.     Also on my dog-walking route, a different neighbor has brought the Little Free Library to our street.

This is a nationwide—in fact world-wide—book-sharing project. If you sign up as a steward you get a neat weather-proof little book-case to put up in front of your house. Passers-by can add or subtract books as they please.

As a deeply bookish person I naturally give my whole-hearted support to the enterprise. On the other hand, as a pessimist, I doubt it will do much to slow down the retreat of books and bookishness from our culture.

My actual town library was closed as part of the pandemic lockdown. The other day I got an email telling me it is now open again "with limited capacity." I have it in mind to stop by there on my next trip into town, just from solidarity with bookishness; but I fear that the lockdown may have killed off the dwindling volume of traffic they had when lockdown started, so that on entering the place I shall find myself their only patron, embarrassed amid silent stacks and empty tables.

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