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Today’s blacklisted Americans: Anyone who worked for Trump

The cancelled Bill of Rights
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.

Conscious Choice cover

From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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  • Col Beausabre

    “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 house”

    They went to school together, intermarry, send their kids to the same schools, read the same publications, watch the same TV shows, live in the same neighborhoods, vacation in the same places, etc, etc.

    Why would you expect anything else of them

  • wayne

    Col Beausabre-
    Good stuff.

    Timcast IRL
    “Company Dumps Conservative Talk Show Network After one Twitter User Complains”

    Spoiler Alert– “Harry’s Razors cancels advertising with the Daily Wire”

    [And just in case anyone doesn’t know who actually owns harry’s razors– it’s Edgewell Personal Care, a multi-billion $$ conglomerate.]

  • Jeff Wright

    That and covid hawks turned America into the Stanford Prison Experiment writ large. Pray you nurse isn’t woke if’n you do get it.

  • eddie willers

    Many years ago I bought an Amazon Kindle. I now have a very large library on the device.

    Unfortunately, Amazon can decide, at any time, to erase books with which they no longer approve. Yeah…I am sure there is a good first amendment argument there somewhere, but who can beat Bezos?

  • Col Beausabre

    Eddie, Unfortunately, “censorship” only applies to government entities. Publishers are under no obligation to publish anything offered them, but can discriminate at will. “But Amazon dominates the market” you cry. The courts would say you have alternatives – alternate platforms and real, hard copy books , for example.

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