Verified Hate: ‘Arrested for Memes’
Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, April 11, 2023
It would be comforting if facts and reason could convince everyone. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. Consider the number of people who spread the following:
My family is not safe. My son has been taken on the gov’s orders, and I’ve had to send my husband and daughter out of state for their safety.
THIS is the reality of living in DeSantis’ Florida.
There is no freedom here. Only retaliatory rule by a fascist who wishes to be king
— Rebekah Jones (@GeoRebekah) April 6, 2023
This isn’t true.
13-year-old son of Rebekah Jones, whistleblower who clashed with DeSantis, arrested over memes https://t.co/gQqCP76k6u
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 6, 2023
The police detained the young man for threatening to attack his school. If police had done nothing, no doubt Governor Ron DeSantis would be blamed by many of the same people for allowing an attack. Without Twitter’s new “Community Notes” feature, many people would probably not even know about it.
TikTok is the most popular website in the world. This is what is featured.
Another one from @JamesRehwald because his videos go so insanely hard.
Anti-imperialist professors WISH they had this level of pedagogical skillhttps://t.co/aypz3Fk4Ek pic.twitter.com/ijHG6gAu2D
— Hilary Agro 🍄 (@hilaryagro) April 6, 2023
TikTok has already banned pro-white videos. This alone may tell us who is truly a dissident. A College Republican probably suffers more repression on campus than the most radical leftists suffer in their entire lives.
Remember, social media needs to be carefully regulated lest people be incited to violence. Also, don’t forget to see the new movie How to Blow Up a Pipeline.
“How to Blow Up a Pipeline” star Lukas Gage says making the indie thriller, which centers around climate change, is an experience that will stay with him and the rest of the cast “forever.” pic.twitter.com/bUlHxlvGBZ
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) April 5, 2023
Want to infuriate progressives? Watch this.
Not one BIPOC? Are you insinuating things were great when people of color were not around? Are you saying that diversity and equity are failed concepts?
— Amazon Eve – Let Them Hate Provided They Fear 🇺🇸 (@AmazonEve) April 4, 2023
That’s the whitest high school I’ve ever seen
— CapCorgi (@CapCorgiTTV) April 5, 2023
Where the blacks at?
— CalciumCannons (@NICKI_MVRIE) April 4, 2023
A fucking nightmare of folks dealing with post-9/11 trauma, homophobia, Islamophobia, general racism, etc. on top of highschools already being overly packed full of underdeveloped, self-centered, hormonal children in one of the worst educational systems in the developed world.
— Scott Frerichs🏳️🌈 (@KaiserNeko) April 4, 2023
So this school has ZERO Black and Brown folx I guess…TF?! Also 9/11 just happened it def was NOT chill. The seniors shirts said 01 so this woulda been my freshman year…we were worried our homies graduating we’re bout to be sent off to war to die it was wild I tell ya
— 🍯🦡Sister Honey Badger 🍯🦡 (@LadyL0S) April 4, 2023
Thread 🧵 pic.twitter.com/4r2SJmXFQz
— Delusional Takes (@DelusionPosting) April 6, 2023
You can write whatever complicated analysis you like, but this is the way our legal system works now.
A Black woman cop with her eye on Trump as the white male cop looks away.
Mount it on the Sistine. pic.twitter.com/fj4HAnzlaM
— Adrienne Lawrence, Esq. (@AdrienneLaw) April 4, 2023
After the recent attack by a transgender on a Christian school, mobs, working with Democratic lawmakers, stormed the state legislature. Some might call this an insurrection, but most journalists seem to support it. They are also scandalized that lawmakers who broke the chamber’s rules were expelled. They’re black after all. It may be too much to expect them to obey rules made for everyone else.
Remember when this guy was heading up the Republican National Committee so the GOP could prove it wasn’t racist?
So here we are. The GOP-controlled legislature has expelled the two Black Democratic legislators @brotherjones_ and @Justinjpearson but did not remove the white female legislator @VoteGloriaJ. So tell me how to process that because I know what it feels like. #TennesseeThree pic.twitter.com/IxEYiaq0yq
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) April 7, 2023
The audacity of comparison is remarkable. The former senator from Alabama is angry that Democrats are being punished.
What happened in Tennessee today is outrageous and frightening. It’s an assault on Democracy the likes of which we haven’t seen since January 6, 2021. Let’s talk it through https://t.co/GekLBWT9dU
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) April 7, 2023
Perhaps the real message is that we can’t co-exist with these people.
Tonight as Tennessee House Republicans push forward to schedule vote on our expulsion, Speaker Sexton orders the gallery cleared as crowd chants “fascists.”
Media forced out at as well.
Then, Rep. Lafferty (R-Knox) pushes me and grabs my phone.
This is a sad day for Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/Lh08Ma5kdS
— Rep. Justin Jones (@brotherjones_) April 4, 2023
Canada’s state church has been revealed.
A nonbinary, a wizard, a witch, two drag queens, two maskers, an AWFL, a child, a disabled minority, and a cis white male just introduced legislation to make “offensive remarks” near drag shows a violation of Canadian law.
They’re using diversity as a mask for tyranny. pic.twitter.com/4a9oe7W261
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) April 5, 2023
It’s not “state media,” it’s just “public media.”
NPR is not state affiliated media. It is public media. The NYT is not propaganda. It is the most robust news organization in the English speaking world. The bias as to who is being targeted on this site by its leadership is so very clear. And it’s not a small thing. pic.twitter.com/K4h8kpsqkC
— Lulu (@lourdesgnavarro) April 5, 2023
The ”concept” anarcho-tyranny has gone mainstream. One of the hall monitors at Media Matters is upset about this.
Tucker Carlson debuted the phrase ‘anarcho-tyranny’ on his show last night, his latest attempt to terrify his viewers.
But that phrase isn’t just nonsense — It was originally coined by a rabid white nationalist: pic.twitter.com/UALU9YUSSk
— Kat Abu (@abughazalehkat) April 4, 2023
Of course, there’s no attempt to refute the idea, just complain about its source. Perhaps the “rabid white nationalists” have done the best job of describing what’s happening.
A vignette of life in diverse modern America:
I am the driver and Uber deactivated my account. pic.twitter.com/Zo5DdhiRb3
— Artur (@Artur95637059) April 3, 2023
Equality before the law is gone and we probably won’t see it come back.
Officers now must take age, race and the seriousness of an incident into consideration before applying handcuffs. https://t.co/qYizE3ppG6
— CTV News Vancouver (@CTVVancouver) April 9, 2023
Someone on YouTube interviewed Nick Fuentes. Thus, she is subjected to a struggle session and made to apologize for her heresy. What’s most amusing is that the show complaining about free speech is called “TRIGGERnometry,” which bills itself as a “free speech YouTube show and podcast,” which believes in “open, fact-based discussion of important and controversial issues.”
Is it ever okay to platform a racist? YouTuber Pearl Davis (AKA @pearlythingz) recently hosted white supremacist Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and was met with severe backlash. But was she justified?
We challenge her and sparks fly… 💥
7pm UK time, 2pm ET
— TRIGGERnometry (@triggerpod) April 9, 2023
YouTube shows are brands. It is no longer true that a host benefits from attracting an audience. If a “creator” loses sponsorships or, worse, his YouTube channel, he loses his livelihood. Every “creator” left on YouTube is, by definition, just a product. When conservatives wonder why they have lost the youth culture, they might consider that they did nothing when deplatforming began during the Trump Administration. When they gave away the media, they gave away the future.