Another day, another ban. This national push toward “unity and healing” is getting old amazingly fast. Waking up to find out that Project Veritas has been summarily removed from Twitter no longer shocks the system. Instead, those on the right are more likely to roll their eyes and mumble something along the lines of: “Another one bites the dust.” It feels new, this pressure to conform and comply with the dictates of the progressive left. However, if we retrace our political steps, we need only go to the Schoolmaster of Politics himself – Woodrow Wilson – to see the parallels and eventual outcome of anti-liberty activities such as these.
Article by Leesa K. Donner via Liberty Nation.
Been There, Done That
In the spring of 1917, President Wilson delivered an address to Congress that would set the tone for a country about to become involved in “the war to end all wars.” American neutrality would be terminated, Wilson asserted, so “the world” could be “made safe for democracy.” The 28th president declared: “[World peace] must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.” Those freedoms were about to take a hit only a few days later, however, when Wilson sowed the seeds of paranoia in a startling speech about the evils of the Prussian autocracy:
“[I]t has filled our unsuspecting communities and even our offices of government with spies and set criminal intrigues everywhere afoot against our national unity of council, our peace within and without, our industries and our commerce.”
Ratcheting up the fear and anxiety led to suspecting German Americans of disloyalty. Kicking innocent dachshund dogs became de rigueur in public, German music was banned from symphony halls, and sauerkraut would be renamed “Liberty Cabbage.” Soon anything deemed “anti-war activity” would become illegal by the passing of the Sedition Act.
But this was just the beginning. The Postmaster General was ordered to deny mail delivery to dissenting publications. Those against the war effort were termed “radical” and prohibited from “uttering, printing, writing or publishing any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, abusive language” about the United States government. Offenders were hauled off to jail.
Not yet content with the level of control over dissenters, President Wilson formed the Committee on Public Information. If that sounds a lot like a propaganda arm of the government, it was. This Committee, commonly known then as CPI, “instituted a fearsome and unprecedented propaganda machine,” according to one historian.* One of the CPI’s leading players, newspaperman George Creel, even admitted that the media was “keyed up to a high pitch” and “eager for a campaign of hate at home.”
In seeking to bring about liberty in Europe, Wilson virtually wiped out many American freedoms to achieve his objective. While there is no war raging in 2021, these progressive tactics do bring about a spine-tingling familiarity.
Today, those on the left seriously and openly talk of “re-educating” those who disagree with their political points of view. Organizations like Project Veritas are being silenced by the contemporary Postmaster General known as Twitter. People wearing MAGA hats have been kicked in the streets, much like the dachshunds of 1917. It is, in essence, the same old tune with different lyrics.
So, what can we learn from this little history lesson?
One message is that nothing new is happening in America today that already hasn’t occurred. The next lesson might be that when a progressive yells “unity” everyone should run from the room. But it just may be that the most valuable teachable moment here is that, when Wilson eventually passed on, the nation managed to calm down. Slowly but surely, Wagner, Mozart, and Beethoven returned to concert halls. German Americans were no longer the subject of lynch-mobs and kicking dachshunds to the curb became socially unacceptable. Perhaps the best thing for 21st Century America is to let the present-day hysteria run its course and take heart in the adage that foretells the impermanence of suffering: This too shall pass.
*See “1920:The Year of the Six Presidents” by David Pietrusza, which provided much of the historic information in this article.
✔️ Boost your immune system with Nutraceutical by Dr. Zev Zelenko
✔️ Beat supply chain issues and future pharmaceutical tyranny with 5 Antibiotics Delivered to Your Home
✔️ Be ready to help yourself and your family with the World’s Best Med Kit
Read more from Leesa K. Donner.
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.
As the world spirals towards radical progressivism, the need for truthful journalism has never been greater. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going.
Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 11,000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.
Yes, We Need Your Help
I hate being “that guy” who asks people to donate because I think our conservative news network is so crucial, but here I am…
When I left my cushy corporate job in 2017, I did so knowing that my family would have to make sacrifices. But I couldn’t continue to watch the nation slip into oblivion and was inspired by President Trump’s willingness to fight the good fight even at his own personal expense. What I didn’t realize then is that conservative media would be so heavily attacked, canceled, and defunded that the sacrifices would be extreme.
Many in this nation are struggling right now even though we weren’t struggling just a few years ago. I’m not alone. But I wake up every morning and operate the sites we’ve been able to build because there’s really no other choice. I refuse to be beholden to Big Tech like so many other conservative news outlets, which is why you won’t see Google ads here. With that said, it’s often challenging to pay the bills and it’s even harder to expand so we can get the America First message out to a wider audience.
The economic downturn has forced me to make a plea for help. Between cancel culture, lockdowns, and diminishing ad revenue, we need financial assistance in order to continue to spread the truth. We ask all who have the means, please donate through our Giving Fuel. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to expand our reach so the truth can get to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.
We currently operate:
- NOQ Report
- Conservative Playlist
- Uncanceled News
- Based Underground
- Five other conservative news sites
I would even be willing to entertain investments and partnerships at this stage. I’ve turned them down in the past because editorial purity is extremely important. I’ll turn them down again if anyone wants us to start supporting RINOs or avoid “taboo” topics like voter fraud, vaccines, or transgender supremacy. But I’d talk to fellow America First patriots who want to help any (or all) of our 10 news sites. Hit me up at jdrucker (at) substack (dot) com if you’re interested.
For those who have the means and just want to help keep the mission of spreading a conservative, Christian message to the nation, please consider a generous donation.
Covid variant BA.5 is spreading. It appears milder but much more contagious and evades natural immunity. Best to boost your immune system with new Z-Dtox and Z-Stack nutraceuticals from our dear friend, the late Dr. Vladimir Zelenko.