IS THE KRAKEN STILL COMING?
THE POLITICS OF PANIC

OFFICE OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT?

It appears that former President Trump has engaged former campaign manager Brad Parscale's company, Nucleus, to build a resilient and robust email distribution system designed to circumvent third-party email vendors who could be pressured to censor Trump’s communications.

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The first e-mail establishes the tone of the enterprise.

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The possibilities are exploding…

(1)  Considering the number of Trump’s social media followers, Trump can quickly build a large list of supporters that can be used to mobilize support or opposition to candidates, legislation, and organizations.

(2)  Attention can be directed into a Trump-controlled tax-exempt Super PAC to support any political activities of Trump’s choice.

(3)  Attention can be directed into a Trump-controlled merchandise store. It appears that the campaign, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has reassigned all trademarks like “Make America Great Again” to DTTM Operations,  LLC, the organization that controls all of Trump’s commercial trademarks.

(4)  Attention can be directed into a Trump profit-making newsletter, podcast, or video blog, which could raise large sums of money to help offset Trump’s debts, which are coming due shortly.

It remains to see which payment processors will accept payments to Trump’s various ventures. Will Trump or his associates invest in their own non-depositary financial institution. Remember, billionaire Peter Thiel, the co-founded PayPal in 1999 and serving as the chief executive officer until it was sold to eBay, was one of Trump’s supporters in the tech world of Silicon Valley. Thiel is also associated with various big data information aggregation and analysis firms.

The downside – Trump’s a two-edged sword …

Trump has the name-recognition, media attention, and resources to disrupt the Republican National Committee's activities and the various Congressional committees that support Republicans. This is a major concern for GOP candidates who failed to support Trump’s election assertions vigorously or actively participated in the two bogus impeachment efforts. This could convey an advantage to the progressive socialist democrats as GOP factions fight among themselves. Additionally, the partisan progressive mainstream media could freeze-out any GOP messaging as they focus on Trump to build an audience, ratings, and profits.

Why this is necessary …

Imagine a world where media outlets and commentators openly suggest that a competitor be silenced because of the perception of their commentary. Do they understand that the freedom to comment drives their own media enterprise and gives them a lucrative career? Or are they simply stupid, parroting the progressive socialist democrat line knowing that nobody with power in their management chain will hold them accountable for their obvious suicidal suggestion?

Nicholas Kristof opining in the New York Times is a prime example of both stupidity, hypocrisy, and circular logic…

Impeachment Is a Call for ‘Moral Clarity’

We must clear an ecosystem of mass delusion spread by Fox News and many Republicans.

I believe deeply in listening to alternative voices, not drowning them out.

They have First Amendment rights, but not a right to advertising or to private platforms. So I’d like to see pressure on advertisers to withdraw from Fox News so long as it functions as an extremist madrasa, and cable providers should be asked why they distribute channels that peddle lies. <Source>

Max Boot opining in the Washington Post is another example…

Trump couldn’t have incited sedition without the help of Fox News

Cumulus Media, one of America’s largest talk-radio companies, has ordered its hosts — who include some Fox News personalities — to stop spreading false claims of election fraud. (If only Cumulus were doing a better job of enforcing its new policy.) But Fox News itself has issued no such edict.

[OCS: The media claimed over-and-over that Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, and Dan Bongino were told what they could not say about potential election fraud. This was an absolute lie. Even Bongino offered $100,000 for any of the authors who could produce the proof that they received such advice]

James and Kathryn Murdoch, part of the family that controls Fox News, just called on “media property owners” to stop propagating “lies” that “have unleashed insidious and uncontrollable forces.” If James’s brother, Lachlan (co-chairman of News Corp and chief executive of Fox Corporation), and father, Rupert (executive chairman of News Corp and co-chairman of Fox Corporation), won’t listen, then large cable companies such as Comcast and Charter Spectrum, which carry Fox News and provide much of its revenue in the form of user fees, need to step in and kick Fox News off. And if smaller competitors such as One America News and Newsmax continue to incite viewers, they, too, should be booted off.

But while we should expect better behavior from media executives, we shouldn’t count on it. CNN (where I’m a global affairs analyst) notes that the United Kingdom doesn’t have its own version of Fox News, because it has a government regulator that metes out hefty fines to broadcasters that violate minimal standards of impartiality and accuracy. <Source>

[OCS: CNN is a network known for partisan rhetoric, lies, and support for un-America activities. The United Kingdom also lacks a constitution and unlimited free speech,]

Anand Giridharadas of MSNBC tweets…

Should Fox News be allowed to exist?

Brain-mashing as a business model shouldn’t be legal.” <Source>

These useful idiots, and other progressive fellow travelers of their ilk, advocate for the government to legislate a “Fairness Doctrine,” which would circumvent the First Amendment of the Constitution and allow the government to indirectly control political, commercial, and private speech on government-regulated platforms. The beginning of the end of talk radio and political commentary on other platforms.

Bottom line…

We are entering dangerous times with few remedies other than the courts and control over how we spend our disposable income. Progressives are using the potential of domestic terrorism -- mostly from the right -- to undermine civil liberties. Of course, they ignore domestic terrorism from the left like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


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