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Vox is peak lack of self awareness

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The conflict between Vox and Stephen Crowder has definitely amounted more than a minor skirmish in the culture war. As part of Ash Wednesday, Stephen Crowder issued a rebuttal against Vox’s claim that Fox News controls the media. In Vox’s initial video, Vox claimed that Fox News reporting on stories that, by their standards, are not worth reporting to the public controlled the media because the “real” media would then be forced to use time covering the story of Fox News covering a story. In an ideal Vox world, journalist take in information and decide what to focus on. You might be thinking that not reporting information to the public, instead choosing what they see is gatekeeping, and you’d be exactly right. News curation, to push a narrative, is exactly what Vox is advocating.

Vox makes a number of ridiculously not self aware claims. One being that they, in fact, are journalists. Another being that there are no hacks on the left, as if Fox News and Rush Limbaugh have a leading monopoly on hackery. It’s a special kind of special kind of propaganda that would suggest that there’s no bias media on the left. The video has me, someone who has heard of Vox but never knew they had such a promoted Youtube channel, incredulously wondering whether he was satire. Seriously, this was not only a factually-challenged message but it was presented in the most beta-male possible way, I feel as though my estrogen levels increased.

This rebuttal caused further complaint from @gaywonk that his sexuality was being made fun of by a comedian and therefore Youtube should act and enforce censorship. He even slams Youtube for not caring about gay content creators when his content was promoted by Youtube while Conservative content producers have work really hard for their followings. The gay latino from Vox literally wants videos removed because they say things he doesn’t like.

The Kicker Is

Fox News isn’t all that Conservative. This is the same network that wanted a Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, or Scott Walker to win in 2016. Remember Rubio’s best ever third place finish in Iowa. Fox News exists because of the overwhelming leftist bias in the rest of the media. There was a void and they filled it. It’s a smart business plan. But are they really all that Conservative? Remember, they did try to take out Trump in the debates and largely ignored Ted Cruz. Tucker Carlson is an anti-SJW Progressive, by his own stances articulated in his appearance on the Ben Shapiro Sunday Special. Sean Hannity is anti-Democrat. Calling Shepherd Smith Conservative is laughable, let alone their Russia Hoax promoting hosts. The interesting thing about Fox News is, to their credit, they really do have both sides on their network. Juan Williams is legitimately a left leaning guy. Alan Colmes back in the day as well. Their opposition views may be given the task of looking like the losing side a lot, but they genuinely believe their own positions, which is not what can be said about the leftist media who hire actors to play Conservatives to criticize Trump. Good job, Vox; you have me complementing Fox News. As our editor said, if you rely on Fox News for Conservative news, try harder.

Final Thoughts

It was an excellent rebuttal by Steven Crowder whose followers raided the Vox video filling the comment section with negative comments and hitting the dislike button. And if he were actually receiving death threats, because it’s so easy and “cool” to claim that you are, perhaps he would provide screenshots like Matt Walsh did. To Carlos Maza, I say “learn to code.”

As Conservatives there is no need for death threats. Rather we should practice admonishment in the form of relentless mockery so that Vox and others retreat to their echo bunkers if they want to espouse such soy-boy hackery under the guise of journalism.

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Before and after footage of homeless camp after Scott Presler’s team cleaned it is shocking

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Before and after footage of homeless camp after Scott Preslers team cleaned it is shocking

When conservative activist Scott Presler sees a mess, he has a natural tendency to want to clean it up. And as he travels to Democrat-controlled cities from coast to coast, he’s finding a ton of trash being left to the wind by the cities. The last two cleanups were in Baltimore. This month, it’s Los Angeles.

He and his team of conservative volunteers donned protective gear (there are needles, rodents, and other dangers ever-present in trash heaps) and went to work on cleaning a homeless camp in a Los Angeles suburb, Van Nuys. There was so much trash, it looked like it would take a small army to get it done after years of being ignored by Los Angeles officials. His early estimates stated there was over 30 tons of trash.

“With over 200 volunteers, we picked up 50 tons of trash in 9 hours,” Presler said.

The Twitter star, known as #ThePersistence (a play on the popular “#Resistance” hashtag used by Democrats and Never-Trumpers), has drawn praise from the right who appreciate the tremendous efforts and criticism from the left who believe it’s all just a publicity stunt. If this were all for publicity, there are easier (and cleaner) ways to draw attention than by spending days in the hot sun picking up other people’s garbage for free.

But the before and after videos show the work was well worth it.

After Presler Tweeted a video of his team getting started Saturday morning, Fox News host Laura Ingraham called for federal assistance to tackle the growing homelessness and drug abuse problems in America, particularly in cities like Los Angeles.

It’s a point Presler has been making for months. Why is so much attention paid by Democrats on living conditions for illegal immigrants when American citizens are literally living in garbage?

When all was said and done, Pressler’s team eclipsed their Baltimore efforts which cleaned up 19 tons of trash to leave an area clean that once held 50 tons of trash.

When asked about his motivations, Presler said, “The highlight of the day was when a homeless woman said to me, ‘Thank you for keeping your promise.'”

Indeed, he did.

His next promise is to return to Baltimore for a third round of cleanup there on October 5th.

We often sit at our keyboards and complain about things needing to be done. By following Scott Presler’s example, conservatives came together to rid an area of Los Angeles of 50 tons of dangerous trash. As Presler says, #StopTalkingStartDoing.

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Allen West: ‘America and Texas need victors… not victims’

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Allen West America and Texas need victors not victims

One of the many reasons we endorsed Lt. Col. Allen West for Texas Republican Chair is because he represents something that is desperately needed in the ranks of the GOP: Courage. The party has been infiltrated by too many “leaders” who are feckless and unimaginative. They promote business as usual, cutting deals behind closed doors with progressives that do not promote the Constitutional conservatism this nation desperately needs.

So much attention is being paid to the national side of politics. Many Republicans watch the Democratic debates to laugh and gather ammunition against the eventual nominee, but fewer are focused on the state and local government that are the cornerstone of both limited-government federalism and proper Constitutional conservatism. As we push forward with the American Conservative Movement, we do so knowing that there must be a return of focus within the GOP on localized government where real action can be taken.

Government starts with the individual. We, as Americans, are the highest level of government, followed by local, city, county, state, and finally the safety net at the bottom, the federal government. That is how it was always supposed to be. It wasn’t until DC’s ongoing power grab started panning federalism that the power of the individual was diminished.

We don’t need panderers in DC or deal-makers/breakers at the state level. We need real leaders to represent our interest. America and Texas need Lt. Col. Allen West to make the Lone Star State a bright shade of red once again.

“Texas and America need statesmen and women who tell the people what they need to hear… as opposed to politicians who tell the people what they think they want to hear. I seek to restore the right relationship between the sovereignty of the individual citizen and the institution of government. And, in doing so, restore the honor of our Constitutional Republic, and its greatest state, the Lone Star State of Texas. America and Texas need victors… not victims.” – Lt. Col. Allen West

Bold, aggressive leadership is desperately needed in Texas. As the Lone Star State goes, so too does the entire GOP. Democrats want to turn it blue and state GOP leaders aren’t stopping them. Lt. Col. Allen West will get the job done.

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Gun control will be a litmus test for RINOs to primary in 2020

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Gun control will be a litmus test for RINOs to primary in 2020

Gun control is a hot topic. Nearly the entirety of the modern day Democratic Party wants gun control measures in place at the local, state, or national level that they influence. This has been and always will be one of the main reasons conservatives vote for Republicans – as a shield against the gun-grabbers.

But today, many Republican lawmakers are leaning towards “common sense” gun control measures. Whether it’s universal background checks that lead to a national gun registry, red flag gun laws that sidestep due process, or outright gun bans that will turn hundreds of thousands of law-abiding citizens into criminals if they are unwilling to give up their rights, the attacks against the 2nd Amendment are growing in scope and scale.

We will be watching very closely at how Republican politicians discuss and vote in regards to gun control measures. It’s a litmus test; either they are willing to defend the 2nd Amendment or they are betraying their oath to protect the Constitution.

As the American Conservative Movement inches closer to officially launching, we will use this litmus test and a feasibility analysis to determine which RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are poised for a Constitutional conservative challenger in their next election. We must be pragmatic about this. There’s no reason to invest in primary battles that have no chance. But if a lawmaker favors gun control and is vulnerable, we will go on the attack.

This is, of course, secondary to the primary goal of removing progressives from office. Like a political Hippocratic Oath, we will not do harm to the republic by bolstering a progressive candidate against a moderate Republican. If it isn’t feasible to replace a RINO with a Constitutional conservative who will win the general election, we will direct our efforts elsewhere. Gun control is a litmus test, not an ironclad call for immediate opposition.

We will not repeat the mistakes of those who came before us, who occasionally did so much harm to the Republican they tried to primary that they ended up helping a Democrat take over the position. We will also not attack for the sake of attacking. If we are unable to find a viable candidate to replace the RINO, then we’ll move on and search harder next election.

Installing Constitutional conservatives into the halls of government requires a systematic approach. Gun control will help us identify targets. Realistic yet passionate grassroots efforts will help us push the right people into office.

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