A document no one in Washington believes in.
Blacklists are back and the Democrats got ’em: It is now very clear that anyone who worked for President Trump during his term in office is now being blackballed by the political class in DC and in the media.
[R]esumes are gathering dust, book manuscripts are being rejected, and corporations are being threatened with boycotts if they hire members of Trump’s team. “They are being blocked everywhere,” said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union.
It’s “natural for the party that lost the White House, just as we saw after the Bush and Obama administrations, to spend a few months in the wilderness, so to speak,” added Brian Walsh, a partner at PLUS Communications.
But this time feels different, and many critics have said it is deserved. “They took a wrecking ball to the ‘swamp.’ Why would the ‘swamp’ want them back?” a top K Street lobbyist asked. [emphasis mine]
I find the highlighted quote especially ironic, in that I think Trump’s biggest failure is that he did not take a wrecking ball to the “swamp,” never truly cleaned house, even when it was patently obvious — especially in agencies like the FBI and the Justice Department — that a housecleaning was desperately needed.
His failure to do this meant that the swamp remained in power throughout Trump’s term, and worked hard to sabotage him at every opportunity, including manufacturing numerous fake scandals against him and other Republicans, such as the Russian collusion accusation that proved utterly false.
Now that Trump is gone, the swamp is moving hard to lock out anyone that might become a witness to their corruption, with the ultimate goal of permanently firming up its power. I doubt any future president will ever have the same opportunity as Trump did to clean house. He failed to do it. Others won’t be given the chance.
At the same time, it is outright disgusting that publishing houses are going along with this blacklisting effort and not publishing books written by former Trump political appointees. Though it is expected that the political class in Washington will be corrupt, and wants to cement its power, it is the job of publishers and journalist to shine a light on this corruption, not join hands with it. That American publishers are bowing to the power structure of Washington bodes very ill for the future of the country. Freedom cannot survive when people act only in fear, and fear appears to be the guiding principle of these publishing houses.
All the more reason for free Americans to seek out alternative publishing sources. Don’t depend solely on Amazon and the big name publishers. Look for other writers, many of which are now the samizdat of our time. In the Soviet Union samizdat was considered any “literature secretly written, copied, and circulated in the former Soviet Union and usually critical of practices of the Soviet government.”
In America today it is any written work critical of the leftist power structure that now dominates our culture and political world and is now routinely blackballed for those criticisms.
If you want to gain a handle on the truth, it will be necessary for you to find such writings in order to provide an alternative perspective to the baldly partisan outlook of the modern leftist media and literary community. Only by reading both can you have any chance of finding out who is truly lying, and is untrustworthy.
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.
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