Conservatives have been facing censorship, deplatforming and Cancel Culture as the Left attempts to completely eliminate us from American society. This is a power grab by the elites to control the narrative and the people through propaganda. Without any counterarguments, we are setting ourselves up to be manipulated for the benefit of those in power. This is dangerous territory we have entered within our country.
Free Speech is one of the biggest foundations upon which our nation was founded upon. Think about it: without free speech, none of the rest of our Constitutional Rights would accomplish anything. We would not have the right to worship God as we see fit without Free Speech. We wouldn’t be able to peaceably gather without the ability to have free expression. The list goes on and on. Free speech is vital to the future of our country, yet it is being systematically destroyed by the Left.
We all know that the Left controls Big Tech, Social Media and the Mainstream Media. This means that they control the narratives being shoved down our throats every single day. Due to the algorithms on sites like YouTube and Twitter, we never see opposing points of view. We are placed into echo chambers, finding ourselves surrounded only with those that agree with our pre-determined position. If you go against the mainstream narrative, you will be deplatformed. You are not allowed to dissent.
Unfortunately, the GOP is getting in on the censorship, according Community Library District Trustee Robert Fish in Idaho. He’s running for re-election as the Library District Trustee and sought the endorsement of the County GOP. During their interview with him, Fish stated that they “were most interested in whether (he) would be willing to censor books the committee found objectionable.”
“They read to me from a book that I did not get the name of that was apparently from one of the libraries that describes something about transgender and gay activity,” Fish said. “They were obviously uncomfortable.”
Now, from a Conservative and Christian perspective, I understand the thinking behind this. There are books within the library that diametrically oppose that of our belief system. So, logically, you would want to ban those books promoting ideologies that we believe are sin, correct? Unfortunately, in a country with Free Speech and as conservatives who oppose governmental censorship, we should defend the right to have books promoting all sorts of ideologies within our libraries.
As Fish went on to explain in his interview with the Couer d’Alene Press: “The library is not in the business of censorship. We don’t censor books. We don’t censor any of our materials. The reason libraries exist is to provide information for anything to anybody that has an interest in it. We don’t try to decide what people can read and talk about.”
This is the right mentality for a library to have. Now, if we are talking children’s books, I understand taking safety precautions to ensure that there are not adult themes or sexually explicit material mixed in with that section. Many children’s books are almost pornographic and talking about topics which kids should not even be thinking about. In those circumstances, I understand censoring that or having a dedicated section so that it’s not mixed in with books that parents would be comfortable with their kids reading.
The main principle, however, needs to be to defend Free Speech and Expression. That means that we, as Conservatives, cannot respond to censorship and Cancel Culture of the Left with our own version of it. We should embrace opposing views within the public square, taking those ideas we disagree with and debating them with superior arguments and the truth. Censoring speech will accomplish nothing except destroy America.
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‘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.
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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