This past week has been one heck of a week and a strange sequence of events to finish off Trump’s first year of 2017. It all started when Steve Bannon of Breitbart started jumping ship after revoking their support of Republican candidate Paul Nehlen who is running against current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in 2018. It got worse when Paul Nehlen started picking fights with several alt-lite personalities such as Mike Cernovich and John Cardillo. Then it got worse, when protests started popping up in Iran. At first these seem like legitimate protests against the current Islamic theocracy in Iran, but as more details and evidence came out, I myself and several others were able to see this is a neocon plot to setup Iran for another regime change, which means another foreign Middle Eastern war. The worst part about it is, that a good chunk of the mainstream right fell for the false narrative, sites and personalities such as Breitbart, InfoWars, Paul Joseph Watson, Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, and others have abandoned many of their previous criticisms of neocon foreign policy decisions in the past and that the dissident right consisting of personalities such as Richard Spencer, James Allsup, Nick Fuentes, Red Ice TV, Ann Coulter, and maybe even Partisangirl (or Syriangirl) and others could be what’s left of the America First movement heading into the midterm election year of 2018. If Trump, and the chunk of his base (the mainstream conservatives) want to keep trucking along with the America First agenda in 2018, Trump needs to kick any remaining globalists out of his foreign policy team, the mainstream conservatives need to go back to being critical of neocon foreign policy decisions, and Trump needs to finally build the wall across the Mexican border like he promised back on the campaign trail, if none of that happens, then 2018 will be remembered as the fall of the Trump presidency as illegal immigration would increase, a blue wave would take the majority of Congress in 2018, foreign wars in Iran and Syria would destabilize those places and put Christians and other MENA minorities in danger, and Trump’s presidency would be remembered as a failed one-term presidency after losing in 2020. As for my position on the Iranian protests, I would take a third position and support a return of a conservative Persian monarchy with secularization put in place, and I would support doing this without any military intervention. Oh how, the mighty ones have fallen.
Welp, the FCC has made the decision to revoke the Net Neutrality regulations that were put in place back in 2015 by the Obama administration. And of course, with this repeal the sob storm and mass hysteria disinformation campaign sprung up all over the Internet, with some exceptions. So tell me this, Net Neutrality supporters where are the ISPs throttling the content, censoring the internet, and charging us extra for websites?. Oh yeah, that’s right it’s not happening, because it was misinformed mythology, it’s amazing. This repeal will actually restore the Internet back to its more free state before 2015. This is only the first step in getting the Internet back, what we need to do next is to reverse the ICANN regulation of Internet domains back to the United States, Get our free speech rights back on Twitter (etc), and finally bring back Megaupload, a file sharing site created by Kim Dotcom, that was shutdown back in 2012. Until then, let’s celebrate with this PSA video, from Ajit Pai.
On December 6th, 2017 President Trump made the decision to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This decision caused discourse online and possibly refueled the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Throughout December 6th and December 7th, 2017; Protests across Palestine and Turkey sprung up. Things got heated in the city of Bethlehem; Jesus’ birthplace, where not just Palestinian Muslims protested, but also a group of Palestinian Christians (pictured above) protested Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Bethlehem also decided to suspend the Christmas celebration that started in Bethlehem on December 2nd with the lighting of the Christmas tree. More protests in Bethlehem followed as well, and Hamas was getting ready for another war with Israel. Reactions to Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were mixed, with the Left going against the decision and supporting Palestine, the mainstream right supported Trump’s decision and continued to stand with Israel, the far-right criticized Trump’s decision as it was putting “Israel First”, Instead of “America First” like Trump promised. Things started to heat up heading into the 7th and 8th of December, with Hamas firing rockets and Israel, and then Israel responding back by firing missiles in the Gaza Strip and these missile attacks recorded the first number of casualties during this reawakened Israeli-Palestinian scuffle. My take on this, is that President Trump made a decision that he may have not known would reawaken the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and cause protesting and violence in Bethlehem and the Gaza Strip, Partisangirl (or Syriangirl) responded with images and footage of Palestinian Christians burning pictures of Trump and retweeting news articles of Israelis committing terrorist attacks against Israeli and Palestinian Christians. I feel that we need to start waking up to what’s actually going on here, because I believe that Christians are actually God’s people and we need to start establishing self-determination for ourselves, especially for those Christians in the Middle East, such as the Palestinian Christians, Assyrians, and Coptic Egyptians. With this, I will say that Palestine’s reaction to Trump’s decision might have also been bad optics, but most of the violence has been caused by the Islamic majority in Palestine, and not Christians (specifically). But even that, could lead into the United States getting involved in yet another Middle Eastern war, which only has been for money, oil, destabilization, and unintentionally forcing MENA Christians into exodus from their homelands. This same scenario happened when the United States invaded Iraq and accidentally forced Assyrians into exodus, thus endangering the ethnic group and destabilizing Iraq for years to come. Now, I know it sounds like I’m mad at Trump, I’m not, I’m just critical of this decision that Trump’s foreign policy team has made, I believe that Trump still has not been able to drain the swamp that’s in his foreign policy team. Hopefully, Trump and Vice President Pence can peacefully resolve things in the Middle East and avoid another unnecessary war that will only endanger Christians in the Middle East.
As we reach closer and closer to the FCC’s vote on whether or not to keep the 2015 Net Neutrality regulations. Former Megaupload owner; Kim Dotcom is said to be working on a brand new “internet” where he can hopefully bring all of his MEGA products back online, just on a different Dotcom-owned internet than the public internet we have now. If Kim Dotcom’s second internet project succeeds, expect to see an opening in a free market of alternate internets that would be competing with the public internet. The idea of alternate internets has been pushed after the multiple recent cases of Internet censorship in the United States by the US government and Silicon Valley. However, these alternate internets would probably not have as much as users or sites to visit as the public internet. In theory, I would expect these alternate internets to start propping up around the 2020s or 2030s. Concepts of an alternate internet have been discussed before, but none have come into fruition yet. Whatever happens, The next decade is going to be a very interesting one for the internet(s).
This is an indirect response to a NYT editorial about how they interviewed Tony Hovater. In this editorial, I won’t be focusing on that article in specific, but I would rather focus on the Left’s loosely liberal use of the word “Nazi”. Now, according to many sources a “Nazi” could mean anything, but Google describes it as
a member of the National Socialist German Workers Party
Which means in the strictest sense, anyone who was member of the German Nazi Party back in the 1930s. But the Left’s loose use of this term has now made the definition this
Anyone who really disagrees with me
With this open and liberal use of the word “Nazi”. The word “Nazi” is getting cheapened to the point where it could describe people that identify as anti-SJW liberals (or classical liberalism). So that in the future, when everybody’s a Nazi, no one will be.
Just today, the FCC announced that they were on their way to revoke the Net Neutrality bill that was enacted in early 2015 by the Obama administration. Of course, the false narrative that “if Net Neutrality is revoked, ISPs will be able to throttle content” has been spreading again, even though I proved that narrative was false. What’s actually going on here is that Donald Trump’s administration is bringing back to it’s actually free state back in 2014 and earlier, this FCC policy change should hopefully break up the current oligarchy in Silicon Valley, that’s recently been censoring right-wingers, illegally spying on users without a warrant, and trying to monopolize the internet by lobbying domain registrars to censor sites they don’t like. I do have a solution, to fix this social media oligarchy; usually the mainstream conservative/libertarian argument would be “social media companies have the right to refuse service to its users like any other business” and in theory that is true, but these are companies on the Internet that are trying to deprive people of their constitutional first amendment rights, which is why many on the far-right are suggesting a nationalization of social media on the Internet, in order to protect the free speech rights of the people. Right-wing commentator James Allsup does a great job of explaining this
Also, during the recent Twitter purge where many right-wing accounts were deverified and Baked Alaska was even suspended from the site, Richard Spencer also suggested the same thing.
If the Silicon Valley oligarchy gets their way, interesting and cool opinions that derive from the mainstream left-wing narrative may no longer exist. We must fight not to protect Net Neutrality, but to protect the rights of the people from corporate oligarchies.
It’s time for another round of weekly updates from the American Minarchist! Here are some stories from the past week, that may or may not have been overheard.
Radical atheist shoots up 26 people in Sutherland Springs church
On the morning of Sunday, November 5th, 2017. A radical atheist militant named David Patrick Kelley shot 26 churchgoers at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Shortly after the attack, leftists politicized the shooting and signalled for more gun control. Even though one of the locals had a gun and was able to shoot the perpetrator. This church shooting alone, became the deadliest church shooting in American history and the the 5th deadliest mass shooting in US history behind Virginia Tech 2007, Orlando 2016, and Las Vegas 2017. This mass shooting shows that Christians not only being slaughtered in their ancestral homelands, but in supposedly safer nations such as the United States as well.
False sexual assault accusations spread against Roy Moore
Just a couple of days ago, the Washington Post started spreading rumors against Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore, as the Washington Post claimed that Roy Moore “sexually abused a 14-year old in his 40s”. This came with some skepticism, as time went on this seemed more like a left-wing smear campaign against Roy Moore, 4 weeks before the 2017 Alabama election in December of 2017. Roy Moore has went on multiple occasions denying these allegations. Hopefully, these false allegations won’t have any impact during the upcoming 2017 Alabama senatorial election.