Battling Big Tech's Bias, The Crisis We Can't Talk About

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Battling Big Tech's Bias
I have often made the point that the left is not interested in trying to win public policy debates. They want to make important debates impossible by making conservative ideas unspeakable and unavailable. Here's the latest example. 
The Federalist is totally within the mainstream of American conservatism. There is nothing unusual about its content except its exceptional writing. Some of my columns have been published there. 
Evidently, Google and NBC News conspired with a left-wing group in Great Britain in an attempt to shut down The Federalist, depriving Americans of yet another outlet for conservative news and opinion. Evidently, the issue wasn't anything The Federalist had written, but some of the reader remarks in their comments section.
Thankfully, there has been some pushback, but it remains to be seen whether it will significantly matter.
This is yet another sign of what the left intends to do once it controls all the levers of power. They are going after every expression of conservatism.
Here's another example. Bill Palmer is a left-wing blogger with hundreds of thousands of followers. Yesterday, he posted a totally unhinged rant against all conservatives. Consider these excepts:
"It's time we acknowledge that conservatism isn't just some political view. It means you're the very bottom rung of society, dangerous and deranged. . .  people who flaunt their conservatism are psychotic. . .
"Conservatives CANNOT be teachers, police officers, doctors, lawyers, coaches, or bosses. . . Conservatives can do menial work, until they're ready to join the human race."
This is a persistent theme on the left, which is constantly trying to force men and women of faith to bend to their will. The left wants to force doctors and even nuns to be complicit in abortions. 
But don't think Palmer's ranting is just the musing of some wacko. This week, Rep. Sean Patrick Mahoney of New York, a sitting member of Congress, attacked the phrase "religious liberty" for being "a bogus term."
"Very Compassionate"
As I mentioned in yesterday's report, President Trump met with several families who have lost loved ones during interactions with law enforcement. Among those present at the White House meeting was Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery. 
Cooper-Jones told one reporter after the event, "I think the president was very receiving. He's very compassionate. He did assure each family member that we would and should expect change."
On a related note, while polls show that defunding the police is unpopular with most Americans, it is not just a fringe opinion. It is, in fact, quite popular with most progressives. (Herehere and here.)
The Crisis We Can't Talk About
Kudos to Mollie Hemingway! 
Last night on Fox News, Hemingway pointed out that the most consequential issue facing America today is the breakdown of the family, especially minority families, and few have the courage to talk about it today. 
I have been talking about it for decades. I wrote a report about it for President Ronald Reagan and was viciously attacked for doing so. A courageous Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Monyihan, talked about it years ago, and it nearly destroyed his career. 
Sadly, Hemingway is right -- this crisis still does not attract enough attention today. 
Words Of Wisdom
And kudos to columnist Dennis Prager!
In his latest column, Prager tackles the issue of racism in America and how it should be addressed in our schools. Here's a brief excerpt:
"What should be taught is that America's and the Western world's uniqueness did not lie in having slaves. Slavery was universal. Therefore, the morally serious person asks who abolished slavery, not who practiced it. . . 
"When you ask the only morally significant question — who abolished slavery? — the answer is America and some other Western countries. And then you should teach the reason: because of Western values rooted in the Bible."