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There was a time not too long ago when Bol Gai Deng was getting interviewed by many big hitters in mainstream media. His story is one of the most compelling that you’ll hear, one that could easily be made into a Hollywood biopic. At the age of seven, he was taken by the mujahideen from his village in South Sudan—not yet an independent nation—and entered into a life of slavery for nearly a decade. He escaped on a passing train one day when tending to his captors’ cattle and made his way to America.
Deng has experienced true persecution, not the “systemic racism” that drives so much of the narrative in the United States today. His plight has helped shape him into a leader and after two decades in the United States, he’s ready to go back to his nation and liberate his people from the tyrannical rule of South Sudan’s only president, Salva Kiir Mayardit.
“The reality is slavery still exists in the African Union but they’re silent about it,” he said. “And now the West is talking about ‘slavery’ here in America, we’re talking about the black lives that matter but they don’t talk about the slaves’ lives mattering in Africa.”
After gaining its independence in 2011, South Sudan did not see the reforms and prosperity they’d hope would come from their new government. Instead, corruption and crime have become institutionalized. The raids on villages continue. The kidnappings, rapes, slavery, and murders still persist. And as President Kiir made clear in 2015, journalists are not allowed to talk about it. Kiir said, “freedom of the press does not mean that you work against your country. If anybody does not know that this country will kill people, we will demonstrate on them.”
Deng has worked very hard to learn English, assimilate into American life, and grow as a leader among his fellow Christians and South Sudanese refugees. He began working with journalists and political advisers over three years ago to mount a campaign to replace Kiir. His team has called on Western governments to get involved in South Sudan by applying pressure for new elections. Kiir has held an iron grip over his country for a decade.
“I have learned I have to take on the leadership because that’s something that happened to me and I don’t want it to happen to other people,” he continued.
But Deng wasn’t just learning English and advancing his own prospects in his two decades in America. He has worked to help other refugees advance while trying to mount a serious effort to force elections in South Sudan. If the international community is unwilling to help his people, he said he will rally them with support of the military to reclaim control of their nation through revolution.
In the latest episode of NOQ Report, we had a candid discussion about politics in both his land of origin and his adoptive home. He has become a staunch Christian conservative in his time in America, supporting mostly Republican candidates, including President Trump. But knowing this did not dissuade news outlets like the Washington Post from telling his story. After all, his personal political leanings were one thing but using him as an example of how refugees from Muslim-controlled nations could excel in the United States was too juicy of a prospect for left-wing media.
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Deng earned a bachelor’s degree from VCU and was the first student to sign up for the homeland security major the school created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He had hoped to get a job with the FBI or Department of Homeland Security, but his command of written English was too limited.
On a campus with eight or nine Sudanese refugees, Deng stood out because he was always organizing something, Utsey said. Deng put together a program to help local African immigrants improve their English, led efforts to build a school and deliver medicine to South Sudan, and staged a two-day conference on Sudan that drew diplomats and scholars from Washington and elsewhere.
He spoke to many journalists interested in the former slave who now leads a productive life in America. But the interviews dried up in recent months. Why? Because his perspectives on Black Lives Matter and other radical leftist groups did not jibe with mainstream media’s sensibilities. I asked him his perspective on what he’s seeing happening in America today with Black Lives Matter.
“They’re spoiled,” he said. “They have a good life. They have food. They have jobs. They have cars. They have their own businesses. They have their own churches. These people have been spoiled by the United States.”
He sees Black Lives Matter “activists” filming their “rallies” on thousand dollar smart phones and taking to social media to show their latest virtue signaling t-shirts, but he wonders why they’re not addressing the actual persecution happening in nations like South Sudan. If black lives matter, shouldn’t that mean ALL black lives matter, not just those who are concerned they might be one of a couple of dozen unarmed black men shot by police in a given year? When he was kidnapped from his village and forced into slavery, he was among hundreds of children taken.
The persecution people like Bol Gai Deng experienced is not the persecution that Black Lives Matter or other leftist groups want us to see. Their focus is on bringing down America and nobody’s actual hardships will get in their way.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. 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 are on track to be short by about $5300 per month in order to maintain operations.
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. We had 5,657,724 sessions on our website from November, 2020, through February, 2021. Our intention is to elevate that to higher levels this year by focusing on a strategy that relies on free speech rather than being beholden to progressive Big Tech companies.
During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
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