Category Archives: Rob Meyne

“Fakebook” is Determined to Destroy Free Speech

We recently heard a story of a Chinese national who was discussing the news media. She said most Chinese people are surprised at how many Americans continue to pay attention to the mainstream media.

She said nearly all Chinese (clearly an opinion, not necessarily provable) simply don’t pay attention to their media. They understand it is all useless and biased information, controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.

Of course, they are right. All Chinese media, as well as corporations and local governments, are controlled by the CCP. Nothing of significance happens in China that isn’t approved of, or directed by, the Party.

As she observed, mainstream American media also effectively follow the “Party line.” It is barely more objective than Chinese media. The exact method by which the American media is controlled differs from China, but the effect does not. It is difficult, bordering on impossible, for reporters or editors in the U. S. today to report news, or express opinion, that differs from the narratives promoted by leftists, Democratic leaders, and corporate media.

As an example, look at the corruption and censorship expressed by major social media platforms. For good or ill, most Americans get their news today from them. And most of it is biased, inaccurate, or outright lies.

Just this week, it was revealed that Facebook censored posts related to the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Facebook censored posts, removed them, or readjusted their algorithms so people couldn’t find them. Zuckerberg would make a good Bond villain. Or maybe he is more like the Unabomber, but with fewer social skills, and worse wardrobe, and less personality.

Facebook has, falsely, claimed they were “doing God’s work” by protecting us from false statements about things like Covid. That is a load of crap, to use a sophisticated journalistic term! They actually censor information simply based on their political views. If you are conservative, or even just objective, you are likely to be de-platformed or suppressed.

Facebook is a pro-censorship, leftist, Democratic platform that uses its editorial license and company profits to stifle conservative views and directly support Democratic voters. Zuckerberg gave nearly half a billion dollars of his own fortune to local election officials so they could boost turnout in counties that vote heavily Democratic. The Biden Administration and Democratic leadership know this and owes a ton of favors to Zuckerberg.

That is why they are working hand-in-hand with him to develop legislation that will secure “Fakebook’s” place at the top of the social media hierarchy, keep Zuckerberg a rich man, stifle competition, and censor conservatives. As we have observed in these pages, the fake whistleblower from Fakebook is part of the strategy to stifle diversity of opinion and entrench our tech overlords as determinants of what is acceptable thought. Some outlets, like NPR, here, bragged about how lucky they were to be given millions to turn out Democratic votes. Other analysis, here, notes it may be a teeny tine problem when oligarchs fund what should be public operations, thus effectively “owning” the leaders they help elect.

Do yourself a favor. Pick up a copy of Mollie Hemingway’s new book, which details the collusion between big tech, the media, and Democratic leadership. It is discussed here, and in dozens of other columns and op-eds you will find if you do a quick search.

It is reality, not a conspiracy theory, to observe that American Oligarchs, legacy media, and big tech work together, regularly, to suppress conservative views. This is the direction in which we are headed, and the White House, as they have bragged, is all in as they work with social media to censor posts. If you wonder what it looks like for a formerly free nation to gradually lose its freedom, wonder no more. Just look out the window.

Fauci or Blofeld?
Is There Even Really a Difference?

By Rob Meyne

  • Nov. 16, 2021
  • 2-min read

There is a constant battle to protect freedom from intrusions by our own government. Restrictions on our freedom, including direct violations of the bill of Rights, are often supported by individual citizens, the media, and various political cohorts.

The most notable of these is the Democratic Party. Not to suggest the Republican Party is a walk in the park. It is just the better of the two alternatives, as regards freedom. The Democratic Party is the only major national political organization whose agenda is nearly entirely devoted to reducing freedom, giving more wealth and more power to government, and taking it from the private sector. That is, almost without exception, what Democratic proposals do. They are also the only active political party that endorsed, defended, and fought to preserve slavery, BTW.

The Covid pandemic is the defining event in America’s history of constant, if gradual, erosion of our freedom.

First, this: America is less free than it was several decades ago. That is simply not arguable. If you do not understand that you need to spend some more time looking at the issue. Erosions of our freedom, large and small, are today overwhelming. More on this another time.

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Do You Believe That Right-Wing Activists are a Threat to America?

By Rob Meyne

  • Nov. 11, 2021
  • 2-min read

It is essential to the leftists pulling Biden’s strings for you to believe right-wing activists are a great threat to America. That is in spite of the fact that there have been zero large, deadly right-wing attacks since Oklahoma City. And that was one lunatic, not an organization.

The media and leftists/anti-Trumpers continue to call the January 6 riot “deadly,” implying that Trump supporters killed people. They did not. The only person killed was shot by a Capitol Hill police officer.

But they need Americans to be afraid, panicked, and blame their fellow countrymen. Generally, conservatives dislike the policies of leftists. The leftists dislike us.

In a nation this large and diverse, there will always be examples of bad conduct, on all sides of the political discourse. The question, however, is whether it can be substantiated that right wing violence is the main domestic threat. The quick answer is no.
Recently, the National Association of School Boards, working with the help of the White House, accused parents who attend school board meetings of being domestic terrorists. Attorney General Merrick Garland agreed. He directed the FBI to watch parents and look for crimes. Got it? The FBI is watching parents, rather than Muslim terrorists, ANTIFA, or BLM.

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Fact or Consensus? It Can’t Be Both

By Rob Meyne

  • Nov. 8, 2021
  • 1-min read

Those who went to a liberal arts school or just had a good general education know a little bit about the scientific method. Under the broader banner of “science,” it is used widely in today’s political discourse.

The scientific method relies on continuing experimentation, testing, and confirming hypotheses. Scientific “proof” must be made public, the data shared, and the test replicable.

How do we know 32 degrees F is freezing? We know it because we have evaluated it thousands of times and, in the absence of mitigating factors, gotten the same result.

Last weekend there was a story on aspirin. New studies suggest aspirin may not be a good tactic for preventing heart attack or stroke. For many years, it has been considered unchallenged “fact.” Millions of people have been advised, by their health care professionals, to take small, daily doses of aspirin.

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Biden’s “Win” Was Against All Odds

By Rob Meyne

  • Nov. 4, 2021
  • 1-min read

One of the ways courts, auditors, regulators, and other investigators determine the likelihood of a specific act is through statistical analysis. It is hugely useful in not determining exactly what did or did not happen – a crime, embezzlement, etc. – but it gives you a good idea where to look further.

In regard to 2020, there is a lot of information that screams loudly that something wasn’t right. When a series of things happen that were statistically nearly impossible, the result was, too.

Every four years, Census takes a measure of how many people report having voted. Every time, the results they get are very close to the actual turnout. This year, however, the Census number suggested there were some 5 million more votes counted than cast. This has never happened before.

This linked article (Chronicles: Biden’s Inexplicable Victory) discusses eleven different statistical or historical anomalies that we are to believe occurred in 2020. None of them suggests a Biden victory was likely. Essentially all of them suggest Trump was not only a favorite, but a prohibitive one, and likely won in terms of legal votes that were counted accurately.

Trump supporters were far more enthusiastic; attendance at his events was through the roof, and just the energy and effort of the campaign was hugely in favor of the GOP. Biden didn’t so much as run for office as nap for it. He seldom even left his basement.

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Why Is It Dangerous
To Ask Questions About January 6?

By Rob Meyne

  • Nov. 2, 2021
  • 2-min read

You’ve heard January 6 was the biggest attack on our democracy since the Civil War. This statement is so ridiculous, by itself, that you don’t need more examples. But you have also heard it was a deadly, armed action, with killings by domestic terrorists. You’ve heard it was an insurrection, seditious, a treasonous act. You’ve heard it was instigated, planned, and coordinated by Trump and his supporters.

The problem is none of that is supported by facts.

When Americans are being accused of committing treason, yet the FBI announces it has found no evidence of that, it should put an end to much of that talk. Check out the extensive discussion about whether January 6 involved treason or sedition, from the Guardian. (The Guardian: Treason or Sedition?)

It is inarguable that January 6 saw a riot. People should be held accountable for violence and any other criminal activities. If a protestor swung a flagpole at a police officer, or shot bear spray at them, they should be punished. No one in authority on either side denies that.

It is unproven, and hyperbolic in the extreme, to suggest it was a deadly insurrection. No one was killed that day by MAGA supporters. The only person shot was an unarmed female U. S. veteran who was killed in cold blood by a Capitol Hill police officer.

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Facebook and Other Social Media Want Governmental Control, Censorship, and Power

By Rob Meyne

  • Oct. 28, 2021
  • 2-min read

Those who value our freedoms, above other political priorities, generally consider speech as the most important of them all. There is good reason for this.

People who are well-informed, open to different points of view, and even exposed to statements that are at times controversial, tend to make good decisions. Many of our founders expressed faith in the people to make choices that keep the country strong, free, and successful, provided they have access to information and can participate in a free and robust debate.

You don’t hear much from Pelosi and Schumer, for example, celebrating free, open discussions. To the contrary. Pelosi criticized the media last week for not gong more to sell and promote the Democratic agenda. Most observers know most of the media is in the tank for leftists, but most Dem leaders aren’t usually bold enough to openly admit it.

We are now witnessing a coordinated attempt by social media, legacy media, and Democratic leaders to set up national censorship and control of social media. More people get their news today from social media than any other source (God help us). The White House has already bragged that they work directly with social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook/Fakebook, You Tube – to censor posts by private individuals and groups.

The supposed “whistleblower” from Facebook is at the center of the effort.

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Will We See Another Presidential Run by Donald Trump in 2024?

All Trump. All the Time?

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rob Meyne

  • Oct. 26, 2021
  • 2-min read

Appropriately for Halloween, these words will bring a smile to some faces, shock and horror to others: Trump 2024!

Q: Is it possible we will see another presidential run by Donald Trump in 2024? A: Do bears defecate in the woods?

Fortunately for conservative patriots, there are good options for 2024. Our bench is solid. See here. But Trump is the favorite for the nomination. Others are conservative and successful, but his willingness to fight, consequences be damned, sets him apart from most Republicans.

Probably the best alternative, from the standpoint of effectiveness, is at this time Governor Ron DeSantis. He is probably the best, after Trump, at pushing back against politically correct garbage spewed by leftists.

You could make money operating the spine rental concession in the Capitol. We need to fight, speak the truth, and elect leaders who will.

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Biden Wants to Change the World’s Most Successful Economic System

Rob Meyne

  • Oct. 22, 2021
  • 2-min read

Last week, White House prevaricator-in-chief, Jen Psaki, mentioned that the President wants to make “fundamental change” in our economy. She gave an air of urgency comparable to an announcement of what flavor of ice cream Biden chose. See here.

Psaki added that Biden thinks the pandemic is the perfect opportunity to launch a total rehaul of our economy. WTF? Why does that make sense? Even if one wanted to restructure the economy, why would it make sense to do it at a time when people are struggling to get jobs, earn a living, and get back to normal? It is like changing the rule in the middle of a game you are already losing.

Fundamental change? Who signed up for that? Did he campaign on that? Or anything, for that matter, on those race occasions when he ventured out of his basement?

You may remember this event from February 2. Biden wandered outside his house, saw his shadow, and that meant 2021 would be another year of incompetence and mendacity.

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If January 6 Was So Bad,
Why Do They Lie About It?

Rob Meyne

  • Oct. 18, 2021
  • 1-min read

The mainstream media, leftists, socialists, Democratic leaders, and anti-Trumpers – but I repeat myself – have worked 24/7 to convince you the January 6 riot was worse than it was.

Question: if January 6 was the worst attack on our democracy in history, WHY do they have to lie, exaggerate, and claim it was something it was not? No one had to exaggerate the negative aspects of the Civil War, MLK assassination, or 9-11. Those were genuinely terrible events based entirely on a reasonable look at the facts.

Yet, with January 6, there are non-stop articles that exaggerate, mischaracterize, and lie.

The attached article raises just five of the lies and injustices that are involved in reacting to these events. Among them:

  • A federal judge has ordered an investigation into violations of civil rights of people arrested in the riot. Some have even been denied necessary medical care.
  • People are being sentenced to longer terms than even prosecutors requested, for crimes as innocuous as entering the Capitol to take selfies.
  • People have been held in solitary confinement for being in the Capitol, denied bail, and not yet even assigned a trial date.
  • No one has been charged with insurrection, treason, etc. The FBI has said they found no evidence that it was a coordinated, planned, national act of insurrection.
  • The most egregious lie being spread is that the attack was deadly. Well, it was if you were a Trump supporter. The ONLY person killed in the Capitol was Ashli Babbitt, a veteran who was shot, in cold blood, with no warning, by a Capitol Police Officer. She was unarmed and presented no threat to anyone. Yet the officer claimed he saved lives that day.

In addition to Babbitt, a Capitol Police officer died later, after the riot, from a stroke. Others also died from natural causes. But Trump supporters killed no one. They carried no guns. And they did not present a deadly threat. Period.

There isn’t a person in leadership or prominent in the media who has said the January 6 attack was a good thing. None. For the nascent fascists in charge of our nation, however, it is important for you to believe it was something that it was not: a planned, deadly, coordinated effort to overthrow the government carried out by armed domestic terrorists.

It was a mostly impromptu riot, with fights and scuffles, by people who are frustrated by an election they do not believe was legally conducted. The violence they actually carried out was bad enough. No one defends it. But it was not the worst attack on our Democracy in a century. Anyone who claims that is either uninformed or intentionally lying to you. Or both.