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Today’s blacklisted American: the David Horowitz Freedom Center and its webpage FrontPage

Today's modern witch hunt
Burn witches: What the Southern Poverty Law Center
does to ordinary conservatives.

They’re coming for you next: The conservative David Horowitz Freedom Center and its publication FrontPage Magazine has found itself repeatedly blackballed by various major companies, simply because the center stands for freedom and the principles of western civilization.

In just the past couple of years, MasterCard temporally shut us down, one of our local banks closed our account due to our “controversial positions on issues,” and a brokerage firm closed our account for “unknown reasons.” Amazon will not allow the Freedom Center, a 501 c3 IRS designated nonprofit, to participate in their Amazon Smiles charity campaign because of the SPLC’s [Southern Poverty Law Center] designation of the Center has a “hate group” and now Disqus, the largest networked community platform on the Internet, has canceled our service.

The last example from Disqus involved that company’s sudden decision to cease providing the FrontPage website its commenting service.

On March 3rd the Editors at FrontPage received an email from Disqus, the networked community platform used by hundreds of thousands of sites all over the web. The statement reads:

It has come to our attention that your site is included in the Hate Groups listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center Hate Map:

As fostering Hate is a violation of the Disqus Terms of Service and Basic Rules, we can no longer support your site on the Disqus network. Disqus will be removed from your site on March 17th, to allow time for transition and a comment export. If you will need a manual export, please let us know before the removal date.

That was it. As of today, Disqus is de-platforming us. They have refused to respond to inquiries seeking further explanation. Disqus has taken on faith the libelous accusations of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a widely-discredited, partisan group that frequently characterizes mainstream conservative organizations as “hate groups.”

The SPLC label of the Horowitz center as a hate group is pure libel, for which they should be sued. One needs only spend about thirty seconds at FrontPage Magazine to realize that they are a traditional, conservative, pro-free speech and freedom organization. From the FrontPage website:

The DHFC is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center combats the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and disarm this country as it attempts to defend itself in a time of terror. The leftist offensive is most obvious on our nation’s campuses, where the Freedom Center protects students from indoctrination and intimidation and works to give conservative students a place in the marketplace of ideas from which they are otherwise excluded. Combining forceful analysis and bold activism, the Freedom Center provides strong insight into today’s most pressing issue on its family of websites and in the activist campaigns it wages on campus, in the news media, and in national politics throughout the year.

You might disagree with some of their political positions, but nothing published there is aimed at promoting bigotry or hate.

The only reason SPLC lists them as a hate group is because leftist organizations like the SPLC see anyone who disagrees with them at all as worthy of hate. It has been sued (and lost) already for its slanderous lies, and should be sued again, and again, and again.

Furthermore, companies like Disqus, Amazon, and MasterCard should experience their own pain for bowing to this slander campaign. Why use and support such services if they are going to blacklist ordinary Americans merely for expressing their opinions?

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

13 comments

  • Ian C.

    MasterCard, isn’t that name a bit problematic now? Who uses their services? Slave owners?

  • Cotour

    The Democrats sharpest sword, and its worst enemy? T E C H N O L O G Y

    Its all just about virtue signaling and symbolism.

    Tim Xeriland on Twitter: “Pete Buttigieg’s dog and pony show. Use an armored Suburban to bring a bike within a short distance of the destination. Unload it and ride in with a security detail in tow, pretending to save energy. 🙄 https://t.co/Pxynakrl59” / Twitter

    Pete Buttigieg, fully Woke, now empowered Democrat party operative wants you to be just like the Chinese and “Ride” you bike to work just like him.

    All and everything the Democrats propose and intend is A LIE!

    Your a Democrat? You voted Democrat?

  • Alton

    VISA also has cut service to Sur David

    *********
    MasterCard and Visa refused to process donations to the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
    June 1st, 2020;
    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/1/deplatforming-trend-highlights-terrifying-bias-aga/

    *******
    Discover and American Express
    Also a history of cutting services including using the Southern Poverty Law’s list of ‘Hate Groups’ From the Dims largest NGO hate group…

    So where are the Conservatives to GO ???

    ——–
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2017/08/16/credit-cards-are-clamping-down-on-payments-to-hate-groups/amp/

  • James Street

    Statement from Boss after major league baseball moved this summers All Star Game out of Atlanta after the Georgia legislature removed corrupt voting rules put in place by unelected bureaucrats during last November’s general election:

    Donald J Trump @realdonaldtrump
    4/2/2021
    Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections. Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!
    https://gab.com/realdonaldtrump/posts/105998831436246966

  • Cotour

    From the real world: This is how the worm turns.

    Life is full of surprises and sometimes hope really does spring eternal.

    I am at my desk this morning working on a project and a friend, who lets say was not a strong supporter of D.J. Trump, tells me her Facebook experience of this morning.

    She wrote in a Facebook message to a friend of hers, it was in relation to a conversation about NYS governor Andrew Cuomo and what he is currently accused of, abuse of power in the work place of the sexual kind.

    And she told me as soon as she saw me: Do you know what Facebook did to me this morning? They removed my message to my friend about governor Cuomo!

    She wrote to her friend: “Do you remember when you were a young girl and came to an Italian party and all the men would hug you and pinch your cheek? Its like an Italian thing and I think the governor is being educated about how he acts with women.”

    I asked her: Do you know why they did that?

    Her: No (!?).

    Me: Your comment has been determined by Facebook to in effect making an excuse for governor Cuomo’s actions and you are promoting the sexual abuse of women.

    She was and is amazed. Then I pointed out to her that these were her “People”. And I know she does not really agree with much of what they promote and allow on their platform and in the politics that they are attempting to force down everyone’s throat. She, just like the majority of Democrats in America are rational for the most part, but they are being professionally psychologically manipulated by these now Leftist forces in corporate media and their evil algorithms and social media who are attempting to control the political discussion and free speech, your free speech.

    The worm is turning and the mid term elections will be devastating for the Democrats, and they know or should know that. This is probably the most dangerous moment in American political history as the powers that be attempt to finish what the corporate media tech giants and the Democrat party have started, the overthrow of America as intended.

    By any means necessary is their motto, and now one more person in America understands exactly what that means. Its all of no consequence, until YOUR ox is gored.

  • Alton

    Three Cheers Contour !!!

  • eddie willers

    On my path from liberal Democrat to a thinking human being, David Horowitz’s Radical Son was an important touchstone and crystallized so many of my burning questions.

    Also, being from the South, I knew Mo Dees (and his SPLC) were dishonest race hustlers even back when I was a brain-dead liberal.

  • Mitch S.

    Came upon this video – an interview with a liberal guy who spent a few years in China and came to understand the concerns brought up by Trump. Fits in with Cotour’s story in the above post.
    This young man was faced with the truth and to his credit, allowed himself to see the truth.
    When he described the Chinese gov’t absolute control of media I kept thinking that when today’s liberals see it, instead of being revolted they see it as a template for the US (under their control of course)
    We can’t count on people breaking through the media propaganda wall by themselves. We need to be examples, and slowly expose them to the truth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py7ew8zeIVE

    (And geez I wish I could learn a language like this guy!)

  • Cotour

    That was an interesting video, some people can learn and see what is what.

    This is a book that Kevin suggested:

    https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Dictatorship-China-21st-Century/dp/9888208942

    “The Chinese system is like no other known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving. Drawing on Chinese and international sources, on extensive collaboration with Chinese scholars, and on the political science of state analysis, the author concludes that under the new leadership of Xi Jinping, the system of government has been transformed into a new regime radically harder and more ideological than the legacy of Deng Xiaoping. China is less strong economically and more dictatorial politically than the world has wanted to believe.”

  • Cotour

    THE OUTRAGE OF THE GEORGIA VOTER I.D. LAW?

    “Major League Baseball announced Friday that it is moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color.”

    Major League Base Ball requires fans to show photo ID to pick up their tickets from the Will Call booth.
    ——
    Coca Cola: 2020 share holders meeting requirements for gaining entrance:

    Coke: “At the entrance to the meeting, we will verify your registration and request to see your admission ticket and a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport,”.

    2021, Coke CEO makes statement related to the “OUTRAGEOUS!” requirement that a citizen of the United States Of America present an I.D. when they register to vote or vote.

    Q: Were black or minority participants in the Coca Cola corp. share holders meeting not required to show a valid I.D.?

    “Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey on Wednesday called Georgia’s controversial new voting law “unacceptable,” and “a step backwards.”
    ——
    “Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo to staff that the voting law was “unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.”
    ——
    “Citibank’s Chief Financial Officer Mark Manson and head of global public affairs Edward Skyler issued statements condemning the voting law.”
    ——
    All of the above statements by these several CEO’s are fraudulent and are against the interests of America, the American people, and the validity of our elections. Period.

    What is this really about in my opinion? First, its the blatant pandering to the Left and Leftists in the Democrat party as they attempt to enshrine their ability to lets say have “flexibility” in how and who casts votes in elections in America, and how they are counted. AND, if you notice ALL of these multi national companies are also pandering to China. Plain and simple. These multinational companies no longer see themselves as American companies, they are doing business internationally and what is the biggest new market they are interested in doing business in? CHINA. (Corporations are profit whores and will do what ever necessary to fulfill their prime directive, profits)

    What should be done? If you are an American citizen and do not see yourself as a new and future international Socialist as is being attempted to be installed by the Democrat party leadership and their Leftist masters, and you value honesty and the validity in the Democratic process and the sanctity of your ability to choose your representatives in a fair and honest manner. Then you must reject these political leaders and these companies.

    Stop watching baseball, stop buying Coca Cola, Stop flying on Delta and stop patronizing any company that supports this PR “Politically Correct” fraud. There is a long list now of corporate panderers now and they are not working in the interests of America, they are working in the interests of “Others” and their bottom lines. Is that acceptable to you?

  • James Street

    This is the way to respond. A Calgary Canada pastor orders 7 armed police and their Karen mask-enforcer leader to leave his church, in this case appropriately calling them “Nazis”, “Gestapo”, “sick psychopaths” and “evil people”.

    Pastor in Calgary throws out COVID police (2 minutes 20 seconds)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHt6PXwfaos

  • Cotour

    To my point:

    “Major League Baseball had extended and expanded its contract with a Chinese telecommunications giant shortly before boycotting the state of Georgia over the league’s disagreement with the election reforms recently enacted by the Peach State’s democratically elected governor and legislature.

    Chinese state media reported on April 1 that the MLB will continue to be aired on the streaming platform operated by Chinese tech giant Tencent, which has significant ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Tencent is of the Chinese companies that had temporarily dropped NBA games as a form of censorship after former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey spoke out in support of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.”

  • wayne

    James-
    excellent video.

    Cotour-
    Good stuff.

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