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Today’s blacklisted American: Former Trump official Sebastian Gorka

The Bill of Rights cancelled at Facebook and Instagram
Does not exist at Google or YouTube.

They’re coming for you next: Along with all other former Trump officials being blackballed by today’s dominant leftist culture, former Trump deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka has found himself banished, first from Fox News, and then from Google’s YouTube.

While Gorka’s problems at YouTube were in the past related to copyright disputes, the final ban last month was simply part of that site’s effort to censor any legitimate discussion of election fraud during the November 2020 election. From their own spokesman:

“In accordance with our long standing strikes system, we terminated the channel America First with Sebastian Gorka, for repeated violations of our presidential election integrity policy,” Ivy Choi, a YouTube spokesperson, wrote in an email to The Hill. … “As we’ve publicly shared, our presidential election integrity policy prohibits content uploaded after last year’s safe harbor deadline that alleges widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election,” Choi wrote. “Any channel that violates this policy will receive a strike and channels that receive three strikes in the same 90-day period are permanently removed from YouTube, as in the case of America First with Sebastian Gorka.”

This policy is so blatantly partisan it is beyond disgusting, expressly designed as it is to favor and protect the Democrats and Joe Biden. And if you have doubts of Google’s partisan agenda, consider that neither Google nor YouTube had any problems with five years of fake mainstream press news reports on the video site screaming “Trump colluded with Russia to fix the 2016 election!”, a collusion that from the beginning was clearly absurd and was found false by the Democrats’ own hand-picked investigator, Robert Mueller.

No, Google and YouTube are unpaid operatives for the Democratic Party, working hard to silence that party’s opponents while favoring its Marxist policies. Gorka’s removal only illustrates this. To ban all discussion of voter fraud during the 2020 election is unconscionable, and the epitome of censorship. It also suggests strongly that there was fraud, and these thugs know it and are aggressively working to block anyone from finding out about it.

Gorka of course is only one example out of hundreds and hundreds that I and others have been trying to report to the public since January. In this daily column alone, since I started it in mid-January, I have so far documented more than a hundred victims who have been censored, blackballed, destroyed, and badly harmed by this blacklisting effort.

In fact, I am beginning to fear that my column is becoming boring to my readers because it appears to be telling the same story day by day. The problem is that each story is about a different person, each suffering badly merely because they either have opinions or philosophies that the Democrats and the modern left disagrees with or are simply guilty of belonging to the race, religion, or ethnicity that the Democrats and left now hates.

And as I wrote in the first official blacklist column:

Remember, these attacks against outspoken conservatives are only a precursor for when these thugs come after you, no matter who you are. You might not be speaking out publicly, but you have had the temerity to read this material, something that the cultural dictators who now rule us cannot allow.

No one is safe. Give them time and these jack-booted brownshirts will only escalate their bullying. And they depend entirely on good people doing nothing, an assumption that apparently has been working for them now for decades.


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  • Cotour

    Gorka never talks about how he landed the roll of Stewie on Family Guy.

    Now that is some good acting.

  • Mitch S.

    “To ban all discussion of voter fraud during the 2020 election is unconscionable, and the epitome of censorship. It also suggests strongly that there was fraud, and these thugs know it and are aggressively working to block anyone from finding out about it.”

    Absolutely, and they’re using the riot on Jan 6, the so called “insurrection”, as their Reichstag fire, to push through legislation, regulation and persecution (such as the endless attacks on Trump) to consolidate and reinforce their power.
    Questions about the election are verboten but a partisan “investigation” of Jan 6 is a national priority.

    Take a moment and enjoy Glen Greenwald writing about how the woke “defund the police” crowd is happy to fund their own security force.

  • I will ask again: do these people even listen to themselves (rhetorical, I know)?

    ” . . .our presidential election integrity policy,”

    That sounds straight out of the People’s Republic’s media guide. It really is breathtaking. When are AG’s from the various and several States going to take a look at these companies’ operating licenses, vis-a-vis their activity?

  • James Street

    They are silencing us for good reason: It’s too easy to refute them. Back around March or April 2020 there was a universal shutting down of comment sections on websites with a disclaimer that said something like “Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting.” For most sites the “temporary suspension” still goes on.

    It happened on our local news sites. Some journalism major working there would write an article that was childish and essentially Democrat talking points. I was always proud and impressed how ordinary people in the comments would logically blow the article to pieces in one sentence, often with brilliant humor.

    Remember Mark and Patricia McCloskey? They were Robert’s July 20, 2020 “They’re coming for you next”, the armed St. Louis couple who defended their home when BLM / Antifa broke into their gated community.

    Mark McCloskey is running for a Missouri Senate seat. His campaign ad is inspiring:

    Libs FUME as Legend Mark McCloskey Announces Senate Run with INCREDIBLE Ad

    I’m still worried about our side’s plan for Dominion voting machines and suitcases full of ballots.

  • wayne

    Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

  • eddie willers

    for repeated violations of our presidential election integrity policy,

    It is that integrity that is at issue!

  • Jeff Wright

    Psst….IDF…I hear Google is hiding Hamas rockets at their HQ…a DOS at least…

  • wayne

    Star Trek Original
    “The Omega Glory” clip

  • All this throttling of free speech, is a cover-up for the following.

    > This election was compromised by officials not authorized to change the rules, changing them in key areas of this nation.

    > The burden of proof is not on the “losing” parties to prove fraud – it is on the officials who conducted the election to conclusively prove it was fair and honest, in the face of those compromises and other irregularities in the process, such as playing games with the monitoring of vote counting.. And the government (as opposed to its operatives re: criminality) is not entitled to the presumption of innocence.

    > That conclusive proof, in the face of multiple irregularities, has NOT been forthcoming … “because we say so” or “you lack standing” is NOT proof. This is where the courts in particular fell down on the job.

    > This election was so compromised that conclusive proof of its honesty was beyond reach … Congress should have refused to certify the Electoral College results, and sent it into the House for resolution.

    > And in the end, VP Pence should have refused to perform his role, for the same reason. He didn’t have to change/substitute votes as some suggest … that would have gone too far. But he should have refused to participate in this charade.

    > But our leaders in two of the three branches, and in many of our states, tried to duck the above and pretend everything was all right. They valued the reputation of their institutions … and/or the expedient repudiation of Orange Man Bad … more than they valued treating their constituents with honesty and integrity.

    Should actual proof of fraud come out, it will now shake this nation to its core, for we are in uncharted territory when it comes to finding an election illegitimate after inauguration. And that could have been avoided, had our leaders adhered to Constitutional requirements and processes – both before the election to avoid the compromises, and once the compromises became evident.

    This is the elephant in the room, that shall not be named – much less discussed – according to Big Tech, the media, and the Powers that Be. But the Tarkin Effect applies to their efforts here.

  • One doesn’t have to be paranoid in the least. They ARE coming for you, for me, for all of us. Who dare have the audacity (remember that word?) to exercise their First Amendment.

    True Believers, in all branches of Government and Federal law enforcement agencies. Are earning their paychecks plotting our own individual personal demise. Yeah, really.

    Put in place, over eight years by the foreign born mooselimb Traitor, King Hussein (in the Membrane). And in turn by their hires/subordinates. And so on and so forth. Thousands of Satan’s soldiers.

    Things aren’t spiraling out of control. They already are on a path for pure [deleted] evil.

    Treat everyone unknown to you as an enemy. Anyone new to your existence, any/every stranger. Keep your biz to yourself. And for G*d’s sake, get out of the cities, now. Start using and becoming versed in encrypted communication.

    Don’t plan for the worst. Except it. It’s arrival is guaranteed.


  • Da Elmo: I have edited your comment to remove the obscenity. And putting a single asterisk in it is not sufficient.

    Read the rules! You are welcome to post but you must act like a civilized adult or you will be banned.

  • Bbbbbut Bob, you could have at least fulfilled your role as Editor. And corrected my (missed) autofill, from “Except.” To “expect.”

    But then it is beyond easy for anyone to have missed same.


    Full voice, unedited. That’s how I communicate. And with no intention to offend. My language is the least of the horror that we face. Satan can’t spell polite. He’s too busy destroying our World. In its entirety.

  • Jeff Wright

    In other news, Biden is flying in illegals. Call it ‘Air Force Juan’ So those are the UAPs…

  • concerned

    Bob–keep bringing this topic up–we must not rest nor forget. Unless Mr. Da Elmo is a troll, I can totally understand his unbridled expression of outrage at what has gone on. It is pretty hard to stay civil when one absorbs the monstrosity that has occurred and the inevitable conclusion to which history teaches us it must lead. You’re exactly right, they are coming for all of us next–I pray it’s not too late to turn things around peacefully.

    Jester Naybor–great summary of exactly what we face.

  • Cotour


    Do you think that recovering crack addict, Hunter Biden invented the business model that enriched both he and apparently his family members and further empowered the Communist Chinese? Really?

    Hunter was just apparently performing his required political familial obligation$, nothing new here. Hunters activities were just more known and overt due to over confidence and an assurance that there would be no political or legal down side consequences for him or the members of his family. (His father is the president now, just like the Bush family)

    Where did the selling out of America by its political leadership and its corporations begin? This certainly has a long and storied pedigree and the president who apparently presided over the initiation of it said many, many times that he imagined “A Thousand Points Of Light” and “A New World Order”.

    Where does this all apparently begin? Apparently at the feet of George H.W. Bush and Henry Kissinger and their fellow corporate and political Globalist elites.

    George H.W. Bush and family, Patriots. I voted for both Bush’s, the second one very reluctantly. But I really did not vote for what can not be argued that they initiated and followed through on regarding the empowering of Communist China. And that is my fault and my failure for being naive and not as fully informed as I might have been. My conclusion about voting? Do your due diligence, its all up to you.

    This is an excellent example of the two conversations and the two realms, the Pedestrian Ream and the Political Realm, laid out in Strategy Over Morality (SEE: #2, S.O.M.)

    George H.W. Bush’s Shameful Kowtow to China: A Cautionary Tale | The American Conservative

    “The carnage in Tiananmen drew angry denunciations from American opinion leaders and journalists. Yet America’s globalist elites were determined not to let the communist government’s bloody crackdown disrupt the economic and strategic partnership between the United States and China for long. Some even tried to excuse the regime’s conduct. Former secretary of state Henry Kissinger initially commented that no regime could tolerate the occupation of a huge square near the seat of government by thousands of people who repudiated its legitimacy.”

    US: Bush’s Brother Has Contract to Help Chinese Chip Maker
    US: Bush’s Brother Has Contract to Help Chinese Chip Maker | corpwatch

    “WASHINGTON – Neil Bush, a younger brother of President Bush, has a $400,000-a-year contract to provide business advice to a Chinese computer chip manufacturer, according to court documents.

    At the same time the Bush administration is promising to crack down on alleged trade abuses by the Chinese, Neil Bush has agreed to strategize with China’s Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., the documents show.”
    The only force that can destroy America as formulated, Is America itself. The enemy is within, Now what do we do?

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