After extreme left-wingers created a petition to oppose Donald Trump entering the United Kingdom, supporters of free speech and democracy created a counter petition for Parliament to invite him (sign or view here). Within hours the petition exceeded 100,000 signatures meaning it will be debated in Parliament on 20/02/2017. Despite being created roughly two months later and only being open to UK residents and citizens, the pro-Trump petition is growing far faster and gaining rapidly on the anti-free speech lobby.
Pro-Trump Parliamentary petition smashes 100,000 threshold and will be debated in Parliament on February the 20th 2017. Click for full size.
“[…] you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning,” promised Trump not so long ago. True to his word, once again left-wingers are being humiliated. Roughly two months ago, a petition was created asking Parliament to ban Donald Trump from the UK. That has gained 1.7 million votes. Roughly two days ago a countering petition was created asking Parliament to invite Trump to the UK.
Last year, leftists raised a petition to stop Donald Trump entering the United Kingdom and were politely told by the Conservative British Government to f*** r**** o** (archive here), “For good reasons the Government does not routinely comment on individual immigration and exclusion decisions”. At the time, MHN raised a counter petition. This year, enraged by Donald Trump’s immediate and unambiguous attempts to keep his campaign promises, they are trying again. I discovered this when people started trying to sign last year’s petition. A new one is now live (link).
Left wing extremists do not speak for the whole of Great Britain. Do not let them – instead ask Parliament to send a message of free speech and welcome to President Trump.
How dare the anti-Trump extreme left presume to speak for the whole of great Britain? They are the authors of failed and discredited polices that have broken our relationship with Europe and threaten to drive the whole EU to collapse. Not in my name. International relations, and trade, are far more important than grandstanding. I would have said the same (albeit slightly less enthusiastically) if it was Hillary.
This extreme arrogance is the same as the Guardian’s campaign to have its readers write to random American voters asking them not to vote for Trump, a campaign that even the BBC admitted backfired spectacularly and humiliatingly for the Guardian (archive here).
Virtue signalling is not a basis for sound foreign policy.
[Update 30/01/2017 – there is already a UK pro-Trump Parliamentary Petition here, but it is only open to UK residents and citizens]
The change.org petition I have made for international supporters of Donald Trump is here.
Last week I posted that Reddit was hosting a child rape subreddit and had been for 3 years. 3 years. It had not been banned even during the controversy over Reddit CEO Steve Huffman’s editing of posts in /r/The_Donald. The day after my article, it was finally banned.
After three years of hosting /r/PedoWorld, Reddit banned it a day after my article. Click for full size.
Reddit, proudly hosting a forum for exchanging child rape images. For three years.
It was not possible to access the subreddit as it was private to members only. Nor would I have tried to access it as the public description was as set out right and I would not have wished to risk committing an offence by viewing it.
Whilst it is pleasing that Reddit acted unusually quickly after the media inquiry, it is regrettable that no action was taken in the preceding three years. Reddit clearly needs to raise its game on identifying and removing child abuse material.
“Barbarians: How The Baby Boomers, Immigration, and Islam Screwed my Generation” is the debut book on political philosophy by Lauren Southern. The book is a must-read for Conservatives and Matthew Hopkins News recommends it as a purchase. Nevertheless, Lauren Southern is no Ann Coulter – like Ann herself Lauren is sui generis.
Cover of Barbarians. Image used for the purposes of review.
One of the great forces behind the Conservative revival and the crumbling of the failing institutions of the left has been books of political philosophy. Authors such as Ann Coulter became best sellers by challenging the comfortable leftist status-quo.
But Coulter, for all her charms, was by no means the only one. One of my personal favourite writers is Economist Thomas Sowell. An African-American he clawed his way up from poverty and out of the stifling embrace of leftism to become a pre-eminent Economist. He is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Before I became a Conservative, before I studied computing or law, my undergraduate degree was in Economics and Sowell is a master. His logical, thoughtful and reality-rooted analysis has made him a bulwark of right-wing thought and of course a hate figure to the left. “The Vision of the Annointed”, is an important book and deserves a place on every right-wing bookshelf.
Reddit claims to be committed to free speech. In reality, it seems to be committed to free speech until it becomes embarrassing or commercially inconvenient. With breath-taking amorality Reddit played host to /r/Coontown for years only to turn on them when they made adverse headlines. Whilst banning /r/Coontown it ignored the plethora of openly paedophile subreddits such as /r/Pedofriends. Now, MHN exposes something far, far worse.
Child abuse victims have publicly called for Steve Huffman’s resignation due to the toleration of paedophile material, one claiming nightmares of him as her abuser. Picture of Steve Huffman used under the parody exception to UK and US copyright law. Click for full size.
In the run-up to the 2016 United States Presidential elections, the Chief Executive of Reddit, Steve Huffman, came into dispute with users of the Donald Trump supporters’ subreddit /r/The_Donald. They once again pointed out the apparently hypocritical targeting of them, using as their example the /r/PedoFriends subreddit. This sub-forum was allegedly a support group for ‘reforming’ paedophiles. However in reality they openly discussed such things as the challenges of downloading child pornography.
This is yuge. UK Business insider has just revealed (archive here) that due to a software error Twitter has been accidentally reporting higher advertising metrics for some video adverts by up to 35%. This led to customers being overbilled, although they have now received refunds. At roughly the same time, the Chief Technology Officer of Twitter Adam Messinger and Vice President of Product Josh McFarland have also announced their departures from the troubled social media network (archive here).
Twitter ad figures in some cases were inflated by up to 35%. This bird is beginning to look a bit, well, deceased. Image used under the Copyright parody exception.
At the same time, on respected analyst Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research released a note describing the Twitter as, “toast”, and opining that stock in the company is worth less than $10 (archive here). That note appears to have been issued before the latest revelations. Continue reading
The electoral college results today dramatically confirmed Donald Trump as President-Elect of the United States of America, now on course for inauguration on 20th January 2017. Meanwhile in the ultimate humiliation, whilst leftists had sought to make the electoral collage undo the will of the people and the election results, it was Hillary Rodham Clinton who had 7 times as many faithless voters as Trump.
In the ultimate humiliation, in the electoral college vote today Hillary Clinton suffered 7 times as many defections by faithless electors as Donald Trump. Leftists are now campaigning to stop the, ‘fascist regime’ ‘before it starts’. MHN says it WAS stopped. Click for full size.
In Washington 4 Democrat electors successfully voted against Hillary Rodham Clinton (archive here), exercising what the left calls their constitutional mandate to vote with their conscience against a clearly unqualified candidate. In Minnesota, Maine and Colorado others tried to vote against Clinton.
Despite the ongoing humiliation and rejection, leftist hysteria over the election result has grown and some are now effectively advocating massive civil unrest across the United States in an effort, by their own admission, to overturn the results of a lawful election.
Vladimir Putin, March 2015 courtesy of kremlin.ru image licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
Since Donald Trump’s election there has been near hysteria from the Democratic Party about ‘Russian hacking’ of Hillary Clinton’s emails and ‘troll farms’ interfering with the United States elections to help get Donald Trump elected (archive here). There is incredibly powerful evidence of Russian innocence. Wikileaks, who released the emails, say they got the ‘hacked’ emails from Democratic staffers and it had nothing to do with Russia (archive here). They are backed in this by a former British ambassador, Craig Murray.
The idea that one of the vipers in the toxic, writhing nest otherwise known as the Democratic Party is behind the leak is vastly more plausible than the idea of some surreal international conspiracy or (see below) the line some leftists are peddling about a plot by space aliens.
Even so, it would be perfectly understandable if Russia and its President Vladimir Putin had decided to put the case for Donald Trump? Why not? During her election campaign Hillary Rodham Clinton planned to establish, ‘no fly zones’ (archive here) in Syria. This led to warnings from retired US military pilots that the reckless policy could provoke a war with Russia.
Worse, the conflict in Syria repeats the same mistakes that have coloured all of western interventions in the Middle East for the past several decades. The Middle East contains many countries and many factions. Almost none of them favours democracy, an idea that the west continues to try to impose despite total, catastrophic, ruinous failure on each attempt.
The most recent disaster is the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the aftermath of the removal of Saddam Hussein. Is there a democracy in Iraq? No – there is a medieval theocracy beheading and burning that according to Bloomberg news sells children aged 1-9 as sex slaves for $165 each (archive here).
A professional looking profile, @RealPresidentTrump, has appeared on free speech social network Gab.ai (archive here). However whilst its posts so far have been eloquent and appropriate there is no blue verified check.
A profile for Donald Trump has allegedly appeard on Gab, but is it real? Click for full size.
It seems inconceivable that Andrew Torba would delay more than a micro-second between a call from the Trump team and verifying an account for the real President-elect. Even MHN has a verified checkmark. There has also been no announcement from any other source.
Fresh faced, wholesome Jack Dorsey as seen in London two years ago. Picture via Wikipedia Commons.
In a display of his noble leadership and clear vision Donald Trump has excluded controversial Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey from a key meeting with leaders of the technology industry. Politico alleges that this was due to Twitter refusing to participate in an ad campaign involving a ‘crooked Hillary’ emoji (archive here). I say, “Who cares? There are many, many good reasons to exclude Jack Dorsey from meetings forever”.
Twitter is no American success story, instead as Mark Zuckerberg famously said, “They Drove A Clown Car That Fell Into A Gold Mine’”.
Twitter is a social media website that has lost “a staggering amount of money” according to Time magazine, which put its losses over $2 Billion (archive here). That was in February and Twitter has continued to lose way more money since then as set out in its series of disappointing quarterly financial reports. Despite hundreds of millions of users, Twitter stock continues to fall.
Rumours of buyers come and go, giving temporary boosts to the company before dissipating into the mists. The fundamental problem with Twitter is that years after it was first set up it still is not making its owners any money. At the same time, Twitter has been criticised for failing to deal with terrorism, paedophilia, bullying and also with political bias.