Deep down, I always knew I was supporting companies that hated me. I’ve gone off more than once about never watching a snap in the NFL again and doing my best to remove Hollywood from my life, but I never thought to explore other companies that I use. And let’s face it, we use tons of companies, probably more than we know.
The revelation for me came in the form of a Twitter troll. He’s been hounding me for months, maybe longer, and I always just accepted that he’s always going to hound me for my political views. Sometimes he’s abrasive but usually he’s just sarcastic. I don’t make a habit of blocking people on Twitter, but he’s come close to getting removed and reported a couple of times. Always right there on the line.
Anyway, I clicked through to his profile out of morbid curiosity and noticed the URL listed was one I knew well. It’s a medium-sized business that I personally use. I clicked through to the website, checked out their executives, and was stunned to see one of my least favorite trolls near the top of the list. By giving this company my business for years, I’ve been helping to pay the salary of someone who has been an annoyance bordering on a threat.
When I checked out the company’s social media profiles, I was aghast. Not only was my money going to my troll, but it was also going to Black Lives Matter which this company actively and financially supports. How did I miss this, I wondered. The answer was obvious. I never took the time to look.
That’s not going to happen anymore, and I strongly suggest that every patriot who reads this take the time to examine the companies with which you do business. As our EIC noted earlier in the week, it’s time for someone to create a directory of freedom-friendly companies. In the meantime, we should all do our part to identify and stop supporting the freedom-hating companies in our lives.
An article I found on TLD about “cancel culture” couldn’t have come at a better moment. Like the author noted, I’ve been one of those conservatives who fights cancel culture. But it makes a good point that we’re already engaged in it and there’s really nothing wrong with it. Plus, if we don’t take advantage of our power to boycott companies that hate us, then eventually we’re going to get canceled ourselves.
Many of us unwittingly work with companies that attack conservatives, support Planned Parenthood, embrace the Black Lives Matter socialist movement, and generally hate us. It’s time to start paying attention to where our money goes, patriots.
COVID-19 lockdowns are taking down an independent news outlet
Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat.
Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it.
When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that.
Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the resurgence of lockdowns that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance.
The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $17,300 to stay afloat through March when we hope the economy will be more open, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. In November, 2020, we hit 1.2 million visitors.
We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above.
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