It’s been a while since I wrote anything. Much of my research over the last month has taken me down rabbit holes that led to quagmires beneath the surface, prompting concern for my friends and family members who are heavily plugged into the system. I’ve always been concerned about liked and loved ones who are in the dark, but until this last month my sense of urgency wasn’t there. Now it is, so I’ve been systematically trying to get them off the government teat, out of the Facebook trap, away from the Google data-collection ring, and out of the vaccine-or-bust mentality, among others. I was met with much more success than I expected; some of the friends and family I assumed were “normies” were much more open to my suggestions and aware of the dangers.
Then, there were the “militant normies” in my circle of influence who invariably labeled me as a “conspiracy theorist.” Their most common argument against my pleas was the fact that tens of millions of Americans are in the same mindset and they can’t all be wrong. They wouldn’t listen when I pointed out the circular nature of confirmation bias in America that exists in government confirming Big Tech reports, Big Tech confirming mainstream media reports, and mainstream media confirming government reports. They simply couldn’t believe that such a conspiracy could possibly get past them and most everyone else. Thus, their label of “conspiracy theorist” stuck simply because I was pointing out actual conspiracies.
It’s understandable that so many Americans have been programmed to use the term as a pejorative. After all, there have been many conspiracy theories that prompted actions and events which proved to be disastrous. A couple of my naysayer friends pointed to the Comet Ping Pong incident where an armed man showed up to free the children. I’m not going to go into the flaws in the Comet Ping Pong theory, nor am I going to disavow the whole thing based on those flaws. But the short of it is this: They were onto something, then turned in the wrong direction after they were fed false information. Had they kept going in the right direction, they could have exposed this massive child-sex-ring to the world. But alas, too many were focused on the details and missed the big picture being snuck out the back door. I’ll dig into that another time.
Nobody in America gets the gaslighting treatment as much as those who try to learn about or expose conspiracy theories. A certain percentage of them are quite true or are on the right track towards revealing the truth, yet they all get lumped into the same category as those who believe Paul McCartney was killed in the 1960s and replaced by a doppelganger. If you do not believe the mainstream media narrative, you’re a conspiracy theorist and they’re not using the label as a positive.
We need more conspiracy theorists. We need more people to alert the world that the NSA was (is) spying on us. That was considered to be a conspiracy theory before Edward Snowden revealed it to not only be true but to be much worse than the old theories postulated. And we need these conspiracy theorists to be less like Alex Jones. I have no problem with Jones as an entertainer and a patriot but he often makes a mockery of actual conspiracies to the point that some have accused him of being part of the controlled opposition. I don’t believe that. I think he’s just a good self-promoter with a brand to pump up. It’s a business and he’s very good at it, but he should not be the role model of budding conspiracy theorists.
What we need more than anything else is a venue or multiple venues where discussions can happen openly. We’ve experienced the “purge” of people who rightly believe the 2020 presidential election was rigged from the start, stolen from the people, and covered up by the aforementioned circle of disinformation in government, Big Tech, and mainstream media. We’re experiencing the same purge now of people who are concerned about the efficacy, necessity, and dangers of Covid vaccines. It has long been taboo on social media to be an “anti-vaxxer” but this newfound concern over the Covid vaccines is legitimate even if you believe old anti-vaxxer arguments were not. I personally believe vaccines of the past had risks, but the Covid vaccines are exponentially worse. They are untested and use technology that has never been effective before. Why should be believe they’re all of a sudden safe for the sake of scientific expediency? Answer: We shouldn’t.
But you can’t say that on social media. You can’t mention it if you’re interviewed by mainstream media. You won’t find information about it on Google. The triumvirate arbiters of truth are actively and aggressively pushing the Covid vaccines as hard as they’ve pushed climate change hysteria for years. But the climate change push was about bad policies that affected the masses long term. Covid vaccines can affect individuals in the short term, which makes this particular propaganda push even more nefarious.
Can we build a “safe space” for alternative perspectives on the world? Some will point to Parler and Gab and others who have become good venues for such discussions, but they lack the innovation to make them anything other than alternatives to Big Tech. We need our own version of Big Tech with the reach to hit normies with the truth. Without that, being in an exclusive club of people in-the-know will never have the power to allow that knowledge to exact real change. Without a bigger platform where “conspiracy theories” are allowed, the gaslighting will continue to subvert the truth.
It all starts with a choice. Those of us who have embraced alternative perspectives can and should ignore the use of “conspiracy theorist” as a pejorative, but we need to remove the stigma associated with it if there’s any hope of mass adoption. Some will say we do not need mass adoption, but I’m not ready to abandon the bulk of Americans to their fate simply because we wanted to be conspiracy snobs in a select group. We’ve seen on multiple occasions how the people behind the conspiracies are able to make them acceptable. News stories of government spying on its own citizens or Big Tech companies utilizing truly evil tactics against their own user bases would have shocked us a few years ago. Today, they’re blips in the news feed and yawns from the masses who have already accepted they can’t change the status quo.
The abnormal is going to be normalized whether we participate or not. The only question is whether the targets of conspiracy theories will be allowed to rewrite the abnormality narrative or if the truth will be allowed to come to light.
‘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, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have 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. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple 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 cancellation, 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, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
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, CP, and ACM 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 pacing to be short by about $3700 per month in order to maintain operations.
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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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