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Insidious and Pervasive: Anti-white Racism

Shift your outlook and in a picosecond, you’ll realize that there are legions of others who will treat you fairly, based on your behavior, aptitude, attitude, and aspirations.

Jeff Davidson

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I attended a once-a-month program for eight years, led by an excellent host who was well-versed in various aspects of human potential. We would meet for 90 minutes with the first 10 minutes devoted to introductions of those in attendance, followed by a 20 to 25 minute online video presented by some luminary in the field of self-help. 

In the remaining time, the subsequent class discussion often focused on some aspect of standing up for yourself, increasing your awareness, being good to yourself, getting along better with other people, overcoming a bad habit, being more supportive of others, and so on.

Unfairly Accused

I received many benefits from attending the sessions and took notes rather prodigiously. By the next day, I often would send my notes to the instructor, and she felt that they would benefit the whole class so she posted them online.

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Something started to change within the class as the summer of 2020 unfolded, and the ‘social justice’ movement heightened. I mentioned that I was from Bloomfield, CT and that we had been designated an All-American City. While the city and the school system wasn’t perfect, relations between races and ethnic groups were as good as I’ve ever seen. 

Then, as a follow-up to that monthly session, I sent high school photos to the group leader, who happened to be African-American, to show that not every town was like what some social justice warriors would like to portray. We had reasonably harmonious relations in Bloomfield.

She refuted the contention. She said that it was all a facade and that I was unaware. She maintained that the minority students were doing their best to get along and go along. She declared that, as a white man, I didn’t understand the nuances, and didn’t understand how I was contributing to the problem. She then said that, “Silence is violence.”

Not Buying It

I do not accept that by virtue of being a Caucasian male, that I was inherently racist, or had missed the boat in terms of what other races or ethnicities were experiencing. In fact, I would have none of it. I have not knowingly discriminated against anybody: 

Like anyone does, I first check for cues and clues in terms of how people carry themselves, how they act, and how they communicate. I feel that each person is an individual, and that behavior is what speaks loudest.

Ruminating on the larger issue, the charge that ‘progressives’ in contemporary America are trying to foist upon all Caucasians, I now understand that they’re practicing anti-white racism. 

Many Leftists claim that Caucasians, as a result of being born, and by virtue of their skin color, are inherent racists. You are contributing to a social structure in which systemic racism occurs, and there is no way for you to heal yourself. You need to be part of their movement. You need to atone, en masse.

I have friends who feel the same as I do about what has transpired during the last 10 months. Each of us will have none of this. I do not accept that I am inherently racist, or that my race inherently practices systemic racism.

Stereotyping is Stereotyping

It’s no surprise, with the mainstream media machine pumping out non-stop blather about “critical race theory” and “microaggressions,” that some people discern racism everywhere. In any case, when you lump multi-millions of people into the same category, and claim that each of them acts in a certain way towards others, you are stereotyping on a grand scale. 

Blaming an entire race, or when any group is blaming any other group en masse, is grossly unfair. It requires not paying attention to individuals or to their behaviors, attitudes, aspirations, and activities. If you find yourself doing this, stop, because you’re dead wrong. 

You’re not helping yourself, you’re not helping your fellow men and women, and you’re not helping society. Bigotry exists on both sides of the aisle, left and right, and among all races and ethnicities, and among people everywhere. 

If you feel that your group is special because you’ve suffered ‘the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,’ get over it. There’s more opportunity before you than there has ever been on Earth. 

You can make a living right from your computer, without leaving your house. You can start a business more easily than ever before. Scholarships and educational opportunities abound.

Get A Move On

Start planning, stop yapping. Stop complaining, and start achieving. Sure, you might run into pockets of bigotry, and feel down a bit. Shift your view and start doing. In the end, for most people most of the time, the only thing holding them back is themselves. They can pretend otherwise, which leads to nowhere. 

Shift your outlook and in a picosecond, you’ll realize that there are legions of others who will treat you fairly, based on your behavior, aptitude, attitude, and aspirations.

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DirecTV Removes Conservative News Network in Blow to Free Speech

The move is just the latest incident in which conservative bandwidth has been arbitrarily limited, and it certainly won’t be the last. 

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In our nation, we’ve long held the belief that the diversity of opinion is a tool for sharpening our abilities and ingenuity.  The freedom to speak as you want is the best way to keep the evil among us from snatching up the entirety of the American Dream for themselves, and it levels the playing field among the masses.

That it why the latest move from DirecTV is so egregious.

The largest satellite provider in the United States said late Friday it will drop One America News, a move that could financially cripple the rightwing TV network known for fueling conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

The announcement by DirecTV, which is 70% owned by AT&T, comes three months after a Reuters investigation revealed that OAN’s founder testified that AT&T inspired him to create the network. Court testimony also showed that OAN receives nearly all of its revenue from DirecTV.

The sudden change comes after years of cooperation.

DirecTV, with approximately 15 million subscribers, is by far OAN’s largest carrier. According to testimony by OAN’s accountant reviewed by Reuters, DirecTV provided 90% of the conservative network’s revenue.

“We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” DirecTV said in a statement.

The OAN-DirecTV contract is set to expire in the next several months. DirecTV began airing OAN in April 2017, a deal that began shortly after OAN and AT&T settled a lawsuit over alleged oral promises during negotiations.

The move is just the latest incident in which conservative bandwidth has been arbitrarily limited, and it certainly won’t be the last.

In our nation, we’ve long held the belief that the diversity of opinion is a tool for sharpening our abilities and ingenuity.  The freedom to speak as you want is the best way to keep the evil among us from snatching up the entirety of the American Dream for themselves, and it levels the playing field among the masses. That it why the latest move from DirecTV is so egregious. The largest satellite provider in the United States said late Friday it will drop One America News, a move that could financially cripple the rightwing TV network known for fueling conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. The announcement by DirecTV, which is 70% owned by AT&T, comes three months after a Reuters investigation revealed that OAN’s founder testified that AT&T inspired him to create the network. Court testimony also showed that OAN receives nearly all of its revenue from DirecTV. The sudden change comes after years of cooperation. DirecTV, with approximately 15 million subscribers, is by far OAN’s largest carrier. According to testimony by OAN’s accountant reviewed by Reuters, DirecTV provided 90% of the conservative network’s revenue. “We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” DirecTV said in a statement. The OAN-DirecTV contract is set to expire in the next several months. DirecTV began airing OAN in April 2017, a deal that began shortly after OAN and AT&T settled a lawsuit over alleged oral promises during negotiations. The move is just the latest incident in which conservative bandwidth has been arbitrarily limited, and it certainly won’t be the last.

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My Pillow CEO Blackballed by Banking Institutions Over ‘Reputation Risk’

The left is taking their war on conservatism to absurd new lengths.

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As the 2022 midterm election remains just over the horizon, casting an already dark cloud over the coming months, there has been a concerted effort among those on the left side of the aisle to exploit the events of January 6th, 2021 for political gain.  And, as Democrats continue to fear for the worst in 2022, they are casting an ever wider net.

The tactic is essentially spray and pray:  Throw subpoenas and accusations all over the place, and then beg the heavens above that something sticks.

This is making life very difficult for those who are, or were once, associated with Donald Trump.  This includes the CEO of the My Pillow corporation, Mike Lindell.

During a Friday episode of right-wing political strategist Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, Lindell claimed that Heartland Financial and Minnesota Bank and Trust are attempting to “de-bank” him over concerns that they could face fallout related to having him as a client. During the podcast, Bannon and Lindell played an audio recording that they said was a call with a bank official.

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“Just because of our organization saying, ‘Well, why are we connected with somebody that could be in the news.’ And, not that the FBI is even sniffing and looking, but what if somebody came in and said, ‘You know what, we are gonna subpoena all his account records…and then also we make the news,'” the person in the recording said. “So it’s more of a reputation risk.”

Lindell went on to tell Bannon that the financial institutions want him to shutter his accounts within 30 days. But the pro-Trump businessman insisted that he is refusing to comply.

“I said, ‘I am not being part of this. I’m not leaving. So you’re going to have to throw me out of your bank,'” he said. During the segment, Bannon put the phone numbers and contact information of top officials at the institutions onscreen—urging supporters to call and complain.

And, finally…

“Where does it end everybody? Where does it end?” Lindell asked, suggesting that he is being persecuted for his controversial activism. He contended that the banks’ decision was related to his refusal to comply with the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 pro-Trump attack against the U.S. Capitol.

As the January 6th committee grows bolder and brasher, we should perhaps expect more examples of such political discrimination to make headlines.

As the 2022 midterm election remains just over the horizon, casting an already dark cloud over the coming months, there has been a concerted effort among those on the left side of the aisle to exploit the events of January 6th, 2021 for political gain.  And, as Democrats continue to fear for the worst in 2022, they are casting an ever wider net. The tactic is essentially spray and pray:  Throw subpoenas and accusations all over the place, and then beg the heavens above that something sticks. This is making life very difficult for those who are, or were once, associated with Donald Trump.  This includes the CEO of the My Pillow corporation, Mike Lindell. During a Friday episode of right-wing political strategist Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, Lindell claimed that Heartland Financial and Minnesota Bank and Trust are attempting to “de-bank” him over concerns that they could face fallout related to having him as a client. During the podcast, Bannon and Lindell played an audio recording that they said was a call with a bank official. “Just because of our organization saying, ‘Well, why are we connected with somebody that could be in the news.’ And, not that the FBI is even sniffing and looking, but what if somebody came in and said, ‘You know what, we are gonna subpoena all his account records…and then also we make the news,'” the person in the recording said. “So it’s more of a reputation risk.” Lindell went on to tell Bannon that the financial institutions want him to shutter his accounts within 30 days. But the pro-Trump businessman insisted that he is refusing to comply. “I said, ‘I am not being part of this. I’m not leaving. So you’re going to have to throw me out of your bank,'” he said. During the…

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