Ace of Spades, on the “anti-fa” attack on Tucker Carlson:
Do these people think that their leftwing politics and favorable coverage from Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, and Brooke Baldwin protects them at their homes or when walking down the street alone?
Yes, obviously — because it does. Even making a Leftist uncomfortable is a federal pound-me-in-the-ass-prison offense now. Any person caught doing anything like what was done to Carlson to, say, Don Lemon would be hatecrimed into GenPop in the nastiest prison in the land, with a life expectancy of hours (see also: Robinson, Tommy).
Do you honestly believe that the edgier elements of the evil rightwinger coalition will permit you to retain your feeling of physical safety?
Again, yes, and again, obviously — see above. There’s no “evil rightwinger coalition,” because the minute such an organization filed its paperwork, it would be infiltrated and doxxed, as would all its members.
The Z Man, on modern media:
The approved media does not just want to shut down your ability to speak and hear alternatives. They want to stop you from eating. When Trump says the media is the enemy of the people, this is exactly what he means. That’s why the Wall Street Journal hired Yoree Koh to try and deprive dissidents of a way to make a living.
As I mentioned over there, these are precisely the kinds of situations the Kitten Patrol was supposed to prevent. One didn’t threaten the Cat Fanciers’ people without the Cat Fanciers’ people responding in kind. Not only that, but the various branches of the Cat Fancy party would put guys on the payroll who — thanks to their political activism — couldn’t make a living any other way. Got doxxed and disemployed? The Party’s got your back… certainly including helping you get some revenge.
But see Ace’s bit above, right? Well… let’s do another little thought experiment. There’s a type of organization that exists in America that does what it wants. It operates on the same kind of principles, and it’s got law enforcement all over it 24/7. And yet it still does what it does. I’m speaking, of course, about drug cartels. How do they do it?
They have membership rosters. They don’t get messed with, without massive retaliation. They take care of their own. They move gazillions of dollars. They communicate easily with each other. How do they do it?
I dunno, not being a drug kingpin or a DEA agent, but I suspect that moving money out, at least, is as simple as sending a good old fashioned Western Union wire transfer to one of those countries they use, the Caymans or whatnot. Getting it back into the country is as simple as setting up a “nonprofit,” a midnight basketball program or whatnot, and putting some down-and-out comrades on the payroll. They file their taxes, etc., everything nice and aboveboard and legal. As for communication, well… if the folks setting this up don’t have some way to get around that (“burner” cell phones, ham radio, good old fashioned 1950s spycraft), then they deserve to get caught. Hell, a Protonmail VPN probably gets it done – invite only, with cutouts and pseudonyms only….
However it’s done — and again, a) I have no idea how to do it, and b) this is all hypothetical anyway, I denounce it all — it’s about the only way to make the madness stop.
If it can be stopped, but that’s a rant for another day. But I know this: If Tucker et al had an organization behind him, this shit would not be happening, nobody would be getting shut down on YouTube, and the Left would be leery of unleashing the Twitter mob.Loading Likes...