What the modern Congressional show trials will resemble,
as demanded by the Democratic Party
In February Democratic Party congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) and her fellow Democrats demanded the social media platform Parler provide Congress a detailed list of all its investors and creditors, while also demanding the FBI investigate the company.
The Democratic Party demands were based on an outright falsehood, that Parler was part of a conspiracy to overthrow the government during the protests at the Capitol on January 6th.
In her letter, the congresswoman goes on to claim that Parler “allowed Russian disinformation to flourish on its platform prior to the November 2020 election, facilitating Russia’s campaign to sow chaos in the American electorate.”
“Individuals with ties to the January 6 assault should not — and must not — be allowed to hide behind the veil of anonymity provided by shell companies,” continued Maloney in her letter.
The problem with this fantasy is that the evidence shows that the public social media planning for the January 6th protest was done on all the platforms, not just Parler, with the bulk taking place on the more established older forums like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.
Moreover, Parler this week responded to Maloney by pointing out that it had teamed up with the FBI — prior to January 6th — in order to track any posts that might suggest violence or illegal activity.
Parler said in a letter to Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York and chair of the House Oversight Committee, that it formalized its relationship with the F.B.I. in November “to facilitate proactive cooperation and referrals of violent threats and incitement to law enforcement.”
The company said that it sent the bureau dozens of concerning posts written by its users, including some related to the deadly Jan. 6 attack. “In the days and weeks leading up to Jan. 6, Parler referred violent content from its platform to the F.B.I. for investigation over 50 times,” the company said in its letter. “Parler even alerted law enforcement to specific threats of violence being planned at the Capitol.”
Why the FBI apparently did no follow-up based on this information is the real question, something that Congress — the Democrats — should be investigating.
No chance. Because Parler is not in the pocket of the Democrats, like Facebook and Twitter (and apparently the FBI), it and anyone linked to it is now a target for destruction. Look for more such attacks from the left, all aimed at discrediting and blackballing the company, all using this variation of the well-known McCarthy-era question: “Are you now or have you ever been a supporter or user of Parler?”
Meanwhile, some good news. Owen Stevens — the student who was suspended by the public college SUNY-Geneseo in New York merely for simply stating on social media that “A man is a man, a woman is a woman. A man is not a woman and a woman is not a man.” — has been reinstated.
The university has vastly eased up on those requirements, according to reinstatement documents obtained this week by the Daily Wire, which state he now only must “review the state’s ‘Guidance to School Districts for Creating a Safe and Support School Environment For Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students’ documents and must ‘self-monitor’ his social media posts to ‘ensure that he presents himself in a professional manner.’”
Stevens summed up the development on Instagram thusly: “I win.”
The college however has not changed its overall policy demanding obedience to gender politics, and Stevens and his legal team intend to pursue legal action to get these policies changed.
Until that happens however I would be very skeptical about the training of any students that come out of this college. They aren’t being trained, they are being indoctrinated, and that indoctrination is not based on reality, but on the sexual fantasies of a very small and very fringe group of sex-rights activists.