Mega-Corporate Fascists Target Independent Content Creator

Earlier today, YouTube, subsidiary of the monopolisitc mega-corporate Google, Inc., removed a video by independent artist and political analyst Bre Faucheux, flagging it for “content.”

Bre’s content does not have any violence, no sex, nothing that would be considered over the line, nothing rated R to it. However, she has a political opinion that is unpopular with the hyper-SJW fascists that make up the Silicon Valley elite.  Someone reported it to Google, and Google abused its monopolistic power to shut down an independent voice that disagrees with them. They are the only platform for video content of this sort, and it is a pure abuse of power, it is pure evil. It is the way the publishing industry treats anyone with a different view. It’s the way that hedonistic Hollywood does as well. These monopolistic institutions believe they can get away with anything, and they’re starting to push the envelope even further.  We have to stand up to this kind of thing or it’s over, and the only way we can do so is to make sure that everyone is talking about people like Bre: brave artists who will not be silenced by the corporate hatemongers who wish to take away our livelihoods and our identities, and to make us slaves to their brand and their brand of thinking.

Right now, her youtube channel has been made private as she’s being targeted by the multi-billion dollar company. But she has other avenues to find her.

She is on Twitter:  @Bre_Faucheux 

Gab.ai: https://gab.ai/Bre_Faucheux

Bre has an upcoming that can be found here, bookmark it:

http://27crowsradio.com

And you can support her fantasy writing here:

https://www.amazon.com/Bre-Faucheux/e/B00ET4CQAK

Change starts with supporting the brave artists who stand up to this kind of nonsense. Help Bre and change the world!

More Sci-Fi Fake News Dishonesty

I conducted fun poll about whether you are blocked or not by a very public science fiction author personality who seems to block more than 50% of people who are in the industry or are readers of the genre. My point was this was a very bad marketing plan for someone in the field. It seems to be true at that.

What does the fake news post?

Rounding up people to harass? They lie so hard it’s unbelievable. If anything, Mike Glyer rounds up people to harass me, and rather intentionally at that. It’s been done over and over since he first discovered me. People who  follow his program of harassing me and trying to besmirch my reputation then get really mad when I fight back and don’t just take it.

I exposed the heck out of his little operation, and he’s bitter now. By the way, he used to chat with me and pretend to be friendly before that happened and he suddenly blocked me.

At some point, these people need to get with the times, come to the table, realize we’re here too and we’re gonna be taking a bigger share than them because we’re 1. fun 2. write well and 3. aren’t just negative all the time. Blocking that percentage of potential readers — in a good sample size — is not productive to a career. It’s also not harassment to point that out.

Stop lying, fake news!

 

Linkin Park / Chester Bennington

This is an interesting and sad topic. I know I posted about Chris Cornell before, and I don’t want to get into the trap of blogging every celebrity death as if we’re close personal friends of the deceased, because I’m not sure that’s really a good thing to do with someone’s memory, and second, I think these flood of social medias for every single one, and then forgetting them 2 days later is a bit tacky.

However, I did spend several hours with Mr. Bennington and his band in 2003. For those that aren’t aware, I had a band for awhile. We recorded around that time, and played a lot of shows up until I got a bit too busy to do so in 2008. Probably my most noticed thing i’ve ever done is actually selling a song off that record to MTV’s Real World: New Orleans, which played in the background of the show and made a nice check.

Linkin Park was actually in the same studio while recording that, working on a remix album or something, I can’t recall exactly. We shared a lounge at the time. Usually the lounge was filled with food, drinks, fun, people running in and out, but it was kind of a strange night, as it was the night that the USA was first bombing Baghdad.  It was a somber atmosphere, and we kept it on CNN, watching in awe  as the bombs went off, the overwhelming force applied, and the swift movements of our military. It was hard to actually focus on recording that evening, for both bands in the house, and so we ended up spending a lot of time together, just hanging out, as musicians.

Bennington was a super nice guy in my experience. We didn’t really say much of substance that I remember to this day, as the scene of war really drowned out any other memory, but he was relaxed, humble, nice and I was impressed with him. I’d never really gotten into their music, as it’s a bit too dark for my tastes, but as a human being, he was someone I wanted to root for.

It’s really sad to think about having spent time with someone, even if it was only a few hours, and even if he probably likely never remembered me, and to think that he’s gone now, and had a bout with struggles I’ll never even begin to comprehend. I wish his family love and the strength to get through this, and pray that God will provide for them.

There are probably far better eulogies for this man out there, but I will remember him for the duration of my life certainly, and hope this paid him the respects he deserves.

Supporting My Furred Friends

This evening I learned something tragic. That I, your humble Hispanic science fiction author, was blocked by the self proclaimed queen of diverse science fiction, N.K. Jemisin on twitter. It seems my mere existence pre-emptively causes her to make sure she is solely in an echo chamber of those who hate anyone who think differently than them.

But this is not the biggest tragedy. I found that all of my Furry friends and fans, had been blocked by this hugo award winning author, one who made diversity a hallmark of her campaign toward such an award. And I found this a true shame.

In the name of N.K. Jemisin, I therefore want to promote diversity, and I wil ldo so by promoting furred fiction. I picked this up myself, and at 99 cents, you should to. If only to send a message that lack of tolerance will not be tolerated. It’s what herself Jemisin might say were she not so blinded by rage.

Support author Donald Jacob Uitvlugt, a furred friend: 

https://www.amazon.com/Days-Witch-Queens-Tales-Veldt-Book-ebook/dp/B01LXSUVRY/

The Evil Corporate Patriarchy Is OUTRAGED By For Steam And Country

I figure these headlines work for marketing for TV and movies, it should work here. Pick up your fiction with a strong female lead written by a minority who likely is blackballed by almost all major publishing companies as a result of being outspoken. Signal your virtue like you do with your Doctor Who facebook posts and stick it to the oppressive man. You care about this. You said so many times on your social media. The real way you can show it is to vote your dollar:

http://bit.ly/forsteamandcountry 

Edited News Is Fake News

The paradigm of the whole “interview and destroy” has been something that the fake news media’s used to torch people for years. I’ve talked about it before in article form, where a writer pulls a couple of words out of something to make it look like someone said a quote, but only a word or two is in uttered. Bleeding Cool news used this tactic with me, using my snarky call for Marvel Comics to hire me to write as if that was the content of my piece, when it was actually about how Marvel has bad business practices and is ruining their own brand.

A great example was posted earlier today, where Cernovich and Co. took Crazy Megyn Kelly’s fake news interview about Alex Jones, which like most of those style interviews, took 3-4 hours of footage and deceptively edited a few minutes of it to make him look bad. Turnabout is fair play, and Cernovich re-edited the footage to make it appear as if Kelly was actually praising Jones and his organization. This is exactly what editing does. Every news source you link these days does this whether it’s in article form or video. Watch out for it!

As this type of tactic gets exposed to the average person, something I and others have noted for years about the fake news, we’ll see the power of these organizations diminish. It’s easy to stop watching the nonsense when you learn it’s fake. There are many alternative outlets out there now that post commentary and interviews live, without editing, and therefore presenting a more accurate picture of what’s really going on. This is why I write about topics that compel me in a journalistic sense, and this is what Cernovich does on a daily basis. It’s already starting to reshape the culture as we show how badly the gatekeepers have deceived us for decades with these very same tactics.

Have You Missed My Geekchats?

I’ve had quite a bit of fun talks with all sorts of great authors over on Geekchats. We’ve had Beth Cato, Sarah Hoyt, Todd McCaffrey, Michael J. Sullivan and others. I do them live, so you get a real feel for who we all are and how we chat, sometimes the topics are more structured than others, just depends, but it’s always a lot of fun.  My only regret is that I don’t have time to do them more often! Even if you miss them live, you can catch up on them here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrGNYo4n2qT9z52qtevon4Q

Go check it out!

 

Hot Take: Milo Sues Simon & Schuster

The culture war has shifted in a way I never thought possible. The big media conglomerates have been put on the defense on every front, to the way the fake news has gone full tilt in an effort to preserve their power, resulting in their lower ratings, not to mention the entire internet declaring war on a cable network, and now to this.

If you recall several months ago, Milo’s book through S&S shot to #1 on Amazon. Big money was there as it stayed at that spot for a while, which from what I understand of the Amazon rankings, would have outperformed his already hefty advance based on that alone. Milo was going to be rich, S&S was going to have a certifiable hit. Everyone would have been happy.

Instead, the company fell for the trap that so many companies do when they are faced with anyone who “wrongthinks” working on their products: they got scared of a small crowd of angry alt-left internet trolls who threatened the boycott and disavow game. Despite the overwhelming sales, S&S removed the book from their catalogue.

Milo self-published the book instead, not having to share royalties with any publisher, and guess what? It’s been extremely successful and shot to #1 again. Lesson right here for those who are scared of associating: NO ONE CARES. Your brand doesn’t get hurt from association. It doesn’t impact you in any way. The few spergs on the internet complaining, if any will, won’t buy your products anyway because those types are basement dwellers with no disposable income. Normal people are not paying attention, and they are actually more in tune to the political side in which you shun. If anything, the association will sell you a few products you wouldn’t have otherwise, because they may try out your brand tertiarily because they like who you’re associated with. That loyal liking is far more powerful than hate. It works every time. Try it.

And what’s great about this development this morning, is that S&S isn’t just losing their original sales, they’re not only losing the backlash from the right who saw a big corporation silencing the poor voice and oppressing a minority gay in the worst way, but now they’re going to have to settle a lawsuit.

I’m keen on how these legal battles work from experience in various business fields. First, juries/judges are always sympathetic to individuals vs. big companies. It’s how we work as Americans. It tilts the scales against S&S almost immediately as a monolith media conglomerate. Second, judges hate to deal with lawsuits like this. It’ll be a media circus like none other, and the only thing it can do is make the court look bad, so they’ll want to rid of it immediately. They’ll recommend mediation almost certainly, and S&S, not wanting to have a drawn out legal battle vs. Milo who has nothing to lose, will almost certainly have to settle. Vox Day commented that they probably don’t want to go to discovery and have the emails and other communications aired which may be extremely damning to the company. I think he’s likely right about that.

No matter the result, this is a huge loss for Big Media corporate world and a huge gain for the power of the individual with his own platform in the media landscape. Milo’s made big money by being authentic, and standing up for who he is. You can too. Take heart!

#CNNBlackmail: The Mainstream Media’s Waterloo

On the 4th of July, a day dedicated to celebrating independence from tyranny, CNN used its corporate power to strong-arm an anonymous internet user into apologizing for posting a meme. The article was written by Andrew Kaczynski, a reporter who came to fame via his Buzzfeed platform through publicizing a poor joke by an average young professional woman during her flight to South Africa, resulting in her loss of employment and ruin. This incident with the Redditor is by no means Kaczynski’s first attempt at destroying an average person’s life, just as it isn’t the media’s first rodeo in overreach to try to bring down anyone on the right. It is, however, the first time we’ve seen average people fight back against the mainstream media in such a voracious manner.

The media has used its bullying tactics for decades against conservatives and against allies of the right. This is not a new game on their part. It’s a consistent pattern that they’ve developed in order to maintain their fading power structure. Even when there have been proven false charges in the past, the media has been able to deliver a scapegoat, and were soon forgiven and forgotten by the public. Very few still talk about the Killian documents, falsified reports that Dan Rather used to try to besmirch President Bush in the middle of the 2004 election. Even fewer remember how Katie Couric used her interview with Sarah Palin to personally destroy her in the 2008 campaign. Since the rise of President Trump, the mainstream media attacks have become so commonplace and so over-the-top dishonest that it appears they can say whatever they want with little to no repercussions.

But CNN miscalculated in how far they could push. Ever since President Trump declared the network “fake news”, masterfully branding the mainstream media with a term that they coined to try to discredit up and coming independent media outlets, CNN has gone into overdrive to try to bring him down. This is the first time they’ve met with a Republican who isn’t scared to fight back, isn’t trying to garner mainstream acceptance through the press, and isn’t remotely afraid of their platform. He’s traded direct verbal jabs with the network in press conferences, and garnered complaints from Jim Acosta who cries wolf that Trump’s words are “going to lead to a journalist being hurt.”

CNN has very little moral high ground to make charges that the president is encouraging violence after their employee Kathy Griffin gleefully upheld imagery of Trump’s severed head on camera, followed by their host Fareed Zakaria tweeting that the central park Trump assassination play was a “masterpiece.” They’ve been encouraging graphic violence in the extreme against the president, which makes the wall to wall outrage coverage about the president’s WWE-based joke video seem disingenuous at best.

The mainstream media’s Waterloo moment doesn’t stem from their overreach in zealous attacks, nor does their blatant hypocrisy pose a true threat to their platforms. Their real problem lies in the fact that there are large numbers of internet alternatives to their interviews and punditry analysis, ones that come across to viewers as less corporate, and by proxy, more authentic.

In 2016, the right learned that the networks were never going to give them a fair shake. Even conservative-leaning Fox News had hosts like Megyn Kelly who used their shows to attack then candidate Trump on a daily basis, which created the atmosphere of dread for the whole country when we all expected that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. But Trump proved savvy during this entire process. He reached out to the fringe media platforms, giving regular interviews to talk show hosts like Michael Savage and Alex Jones from InfoWars, and even giving a top campaign position to Steve Bannon from Breitbart. The mainstream media mocked these platforms for years, trying to manipulate the public away from the new media in order to maintain control over their industry.

The viewers in the center and on the right tuned out of these old-guard media networks as they became increasingly hostile with propaganda against people on the right, and, more importantly, what the public perceived as the working class American. It was the same problem that the Democratic Party faced in the election: they ignored the everyman in the assumption that they would retain their loyalty anyway.

When Trump became President, the alternative media outlets that championed him gained credibility, because they were proven right. They warned that there was a silent majority out there who was fed up with both the establishment politicians and media, and it turned out they had their finger much closer to the pulse of America than networks like CNN. A whole new crop of independent journalists followed in the footsteps of the new media pioneers, creating a diverse breadth of content for viewers to follow, carving out their niches in the media landscape. The mainstream media lashed out at these independent journalists with heavily edited hit pieces such as the 60 Minutes interview with Mike Cernovich and Megyn Kelly’s infamous Alex Jones debacle. Their tactics didn’t work in these instances, because the public perceives this as large corporations attacking independent, blue-collar individuals. All the hit pieces accomplished was to raise the profile of several independent journalists.

2016 saw media outlets like CNN ignore the everyman, hubris which led to a drastic change in the American political climate. In 2017, the media has shifted to attacking the everyman, and that is where they’ve accelerated their downfall as this continues to escalate.

CNN returned to its very same tactics that lost them the election, covering President Trump’s body slam video with headlines such as “Source Of Video Trump Tweeted Tied To Racist Comments.” The public rolls their eyes at messages like this. Attempting to paint President Trump as a racist because his media people pulled a video off of an anonymous internet source is tenuous at best. To any non-partisan viewer, it appears desperate. Even with that ridiculous coverage, this could have died down and been forgotten as so many other Trump vs. media incidents have been, were it not for the fatal mistake by CNN writer Andrew Kaczynski. This is the mainstream media’s Waterloo moment.

As mentioned, Kaczynski has a history of making average citizen targets and destroying lives for the sake of tabloid-style journalism. CNN in hiring him and other Buzzfeed writers to do this kind of work shows the depths they are willing to descend for their clickbait. Kaczynski worked with his team of Buzzfeed workers consisting of Nathan McDermott, Megan Apper and Chriss Massie to track down the Redditor who originally created the Trump body slam video. They sourced his identity through unknown means and through Kaczynski’s article, made it appear like they strong-armed this average individual into repenting his trollish ways “because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, [that] showed his remorse.”

That line in and of itself would have been enough to give the independent journalists of the internet pause, but it was followed up by a very public threat: “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.” This one overreach changed the entire media landscape, as it appears that CNN is threatening to dox a private individual because he posts parody material about their network.

Independent journalists on the internet immediately took this for the danger that it poses. Mike Cernovich went directly after Kaczynski, who foolishly engaged the Twitter star and author of Gorilla Mindset. Within two tweets, Kaczynski gave two different stories about how CNN obtained the information about the Redditor’s identity, creating a contradiction in his attempts to explain his network’s actions. CNN had no way to spin this where they could recover. An everyday person who created a funny video was attacked by a giant media conglomerate, and they couldn’t get their story straight about it. It caused everyone to see danger, including Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who tweeted New York statutory codes that show that Kaczynski may have violated laws regarding coercion. Even the more moderate-conservative journalists such as Ben Shapiro and David French pounced on CNN’s follies.

What is proving to be the complete destruction of CNN, however, is not that new wave internet journalists are banding together to speak out against the threatened doxing of a Redditor, it’s that so many average internet users have latched onto this story and seen the potential that CNN’s threats mean to any average citizen who crosses the mega-corporate media. The hashtag #CNNBlackmail escalated to the #1 trend in America on Independence Day, making it nearly impossible to for people not to see this story. This was propelled by a website known as 4chan, which has increasingly become involved in politics over the last year and a half. The site’s anonymous users take credit for Trump’s victory, often making statements such as “we memed him to the presidency!” The userbase there saw the threat to reveal HanA**holeSolo’s identity on Reddit as an affront to all internet users who wish to remain anonymous in their attempts at free speech.

This community is not small, nor isolated. Media stars such as Star Trek’s William Shatner even admit that sometimes he peruses 4chan’s boards. A person can run into anyone on 4chan and Reddit and never know who they’re talking to, which is part of the vast appeal of these sites. Though their claims about President Trump’s victory may be somewhat exaggerated, they did succeed during the campaign in distracting Hillary Clinton’s camp by getting them to focus on nonsense such as an internet meme known as Pepe the Frog. Clinton and her people released statements about how this cartoon frog, made in MS Paint, was code for racism, making the campaign look foolish and petty. This year, 4chan drove Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art exhibit “He Will Not Divide Us” into the ground, making a mockery of it as if it were a game of hide and seek to find where the exhibit was hosted, and then littering it with pro-Trump paraphernalia. More recently, the users manipulated the media into a full news cycle of claiming that the “OK” hand sign was really a code for “white power.” 4chan’s influence on politics and the media is real, and it’s growing.

The site’s users issued a formal declaration of war on CNN, demanding apology and the total dismantling of the Time Warner-owned network. Their zealous interest in this story is a large part of what blew this up to nuclear proportions, and may be something that CNN cannot recover from in the wake of their already perceived intense bias and the Kathy Griffin scandal. The fact that so many average people feel as if they were targeted, and therefore involved, is where CNN miscalculated badly, and could spell the crumbling of the mainstream media’s remaining influence. The lesson to the media is a clear one: you may have ignored the everyman, but when you attack him, and attack free speech on the internet, you are messing with all of us. It’s ironic that this all occurred on Independence Day, a day in which the British Empire learned this very painful lesson from average Americans almost two hundred and fifty years ago.

 

Where The Heck Is Jon?

Hello there loyal readers. I am quite sorry that this is the first time in… well, since you probably started reading that I haven’t had at least a blog a day up during weekdays, and that I’ve left you hanging for two straight days.  That’s not very nice of me!

I mentioned my LibertyCon schedule a couple of days ago — and I decided to fly out to Tennessee a couple days early and be a tourist. Last night I went to the Grand Ole Opry, the wonderful radio show that’s been going on for 80+ years. Saw some great acts, including and not limited to The Charlie Daniels Band. They were phenomenal, and Charlie is one heck of a performer.

He played this song last night, and it was legit:

 

I also really enjoyed one of the opening acts, Lindi Ortega, for a totally different mood:

 

Today I’m off to Graceland, and I’m going to see a bluegrass show at the ORIGINAL building for the Grand Ole Opry, at a nice little theatre built a hundred and fifty years ago.  Then LibertyCon tomorrow.

So that’s where I went. I’m having fun. But I’m writing a lot too 🙂 . See you soon!