What I’m about to say will be unpopular, so let me preface it by saying the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire from 1915-1917 was absolutely horrific and recognizing it as such is decades overdue. I am very pleased that the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the resolution. But I’m annoyed that it was passed today, the absolute worst time to do it. This makes it a Pyrrhic victory for those of us who have been pushing for it for so long because its passage was 100% motivated by politics, not out of a sense of justice.
It should have been passed last year, the year before, the decade before, or literally any other time before Turkey became a major part of the news cycle again. It could have waited as well; pass it in a month or two. After waiting so long, what was the rush to get it passed today?
The answer to that question, which I just eluded to, is to harm the White House’s ability to negotiate with Ankara at this crucial moment in the Middle East. We need to be having talks about peace, not making symbolic gestures to antagonize them. That comes later, or it should have come before, but today was literally the worst possible time for Congress to finally grow some guts to pass the controversial resolution.
Republicans were put into a very tough spot. Of course the resolution should pass, but doing so now is Kabuki Theater. Nevertheless, they couldn’t stop it from making it to the floor and the vast majority couldn’t risk voting against it. Only 11 did. Keep in mind, they weren’t voting against it because it shouldn’t have passed. They voted against it because they acknowledged this is a charade that cheapens the meaning of the resolution. By bringing it to the floor today, Democrats were trying to embarrass the President and anger Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which they did. This resolution pretends to acknowledge genocide, but it was actually a political ploy against the White House. This is why they also voted for sanctions against Turkey for their invasion of Syria.
By no means am I defending Turkey, Erdogan, or the Armenian Genocide. I believe Turkey should be booted from NATO, Erdogan is a tyrannical authoritarian who wants to lead the caliphate, and the Armenian Genocide was one of the worst persecutions against Christians in the history of the world. In fact, I am so passionate about these things that it infuriates me to have it all played like a cheap parlor trick by the Democrats all for the sake of making President Trump look bad.
After failing to condemn the Armenian Genocide for decades, Democrats weaponized it by passing it now to make negotiations with Ankara harder. Politicizing it shows they don’t really care about the tragedy, only using it against President Trump.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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