• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Today’s America Is Driving Godlessness, Greed, and PREACHING LEFTY HATE!

December 8, 2022

Are We Living in a ‘Post-Truth’ Society?

By Joseph Gish at American Thinker:

Has our society transitioned to a period of “post-truth”? And, if so, what does it mean, where is it taking us, is it permanent, and can we fight it?

The online Cambridge dictionary defines “post-truth” to mean “relating to a situation in which people are more likely to accept an argument based on their emotions and beliefs, rather than one based on facts.” Given this definition, I personally believe much of the United States has transitioned to a “post-truth” society, and many of us will become casualties of this new paradigm before harsh reality steers our nation back to an “objective truth”-based decision-making.

How many times have you heard someone use the phrase “my truth is…”? This phrase is at the core of a “post-truth” society as it replaces a singular “objective truth” with many truths based on individual emotions. The danger from this type of thinking can be illustrated by imagining yourself wrongly accused of murder, and finding yourself tried by a jury filled with people who believe in “my truth” instead of “objective truth.” In this world, the prosecutor needs to make jurors feel as if they are bad people as opposed to being forced to introduce evidence that will persuade a rational jury that you’re guilty.

We are our emotions so, if they do not inform us of the truth, what use are they? I believe our emotions, when informed by objective truth, are an “early warning system” for avoiding future trauma. This early warning system is what we call intuition or gut feeling.

“Leaving truth behind” by Andrea Widburg using a freepik image by topntp26.

When we experience the type of trauma that causes our brains to fixate on an event, I believe we are subconsciously informing our intuition about the truth of the event in order to avoid a similar trauma in the future.  Should a similar situation arise in the future, our “gut feeling” will allow us to take quick action to avoid the same trauma from happening again. In other words, our intuition is an emotion-based defense mechanism that allows us to act quickly without thinking to avoid danger.

In contrast, a Post-Truth society deliberately stifles the development of intuition by avoiding emotional trauma altogether. Instead of emotions being informed by objective truth, those emotions become “our truth.” What better way is there to control people than through emotional manipulation after crippling their defensive intuition? However, this societal manipulation strategy can only work as long as “my truth” is not confronted with “the truth” and “my truthers” are insulated from emotional trauma.

What caused our society to reach this tipping point? I believe that objective truth is dying from a thousand little cuts and these cuts are a purposeful strategy to destroy our society and groom a population so it can be manipulated through feelings. I will mention a few below (I am sure the reader can come up with dozens more):

  • Participation Trophies (avoid the trauma of losing and starve the intuition of how to win)
  • Eliminate Traditional Roles (break down the nuclear family by eliminating mothers and fathers, the distinction between men and women)
  • Changing Definitions of Words (causing words to have no objective meaning, crippling our ability to communicate with each other rationally)
  • Toxic Masculinity (discourage boys from becoming men who know how to manage the risks needed to provide for and protect a family)
  • Teach children how to avoid trauma with trigger warnings and safe spaces (teaches children to avoid facts and data that would promote rational thought leading to objective truth and an informed intuition)
  • Censor Speech (so that “my truth” will not be confronted by “the truth”)

All these assaults on the truth are carefully planned and promoted by those who want to tear down our country to replace it with a new paradigm.

We ignore the truth at our peril. The United States is a young frontier nation, and it has taken 250 years for generations of Americans to forget the harsh realities of taming a frontier by building shelters from the cold, growing food, developing water, fighting off wild animals, establishing towns and territories, defending freedom, etc. This heritage of battling the realities of nature and human nature made us the most innovative, hardworking, and prosperous nation in the history of the world. It made us prosperous enough to shield ourselves from the very traumas that shaped our success.

Where is post-truth leading us? Truth is a brutal master and will make our post-truth society transitory. Our society’s first casualty is unity. Truth, facts, and data are the foundation of our unity. Post-truth’s first great division is the divide between those who believe in “my truth” and those of us who believe in “objective truth.” Like a cancer, this divide is corrupting our politics, law and order, our justice system, how we power our nation, and even how we grow our food. It is dividing families and, eventually, the “my truth” movement will cannibalize its own as people with incompatible “my truth” worlds collide. Post-truth leads to societal collapse, which will eventually lead to the transformation of our law-and-order-based republic to some other form of government, most likely tyranny.

How can we fight our society’s transition to “post-truth” and eventual collapse? As much as those of us who believe in “objective truth” think we can reason with the “my truthers” using dialog and rational debate, I have come to believe this strategy is a waste of time. Most “my truthers” cannot be reasoned with and simply must be defeated. This fight will push most of us “objective truthers” completely out of our comfort zones.

We must run for political office and put in place “objective truth” policies that protect individual rights. We must eliminate government stimulus and welfare so “my truthers” are required to face the harsh realities of making a living. Work to cut off any government funding that shields the “my truthers” world from the realities of the marketplace. We must confront “my truthers” in our online public squares, not in an attempt to turn them to “objective truth,” but to save those spectators who may be falling into the “my truth” trap. We must become doctors, lawyers, judges, college professors, etc., and sit on professional boards, so they are not weaponized by “my truthers.” We, as “objective truthers,” must get out of our comfort zone and realize avoiding confrontation with these people is not an option. Our way of life depends on it.


DECEMBER 8, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at Power Line:


I understand you are deliberating with your family over a run for reelection as president. Speaking from outside the family, I want to share a few thoughts with you.

The day you were sworn in you were older than Ronald Reagan the day he left office after two terms. Hey, the job is keeping you “young.” You are an inspiration to nursing home residents across the United States. You make 80 look like the new 98 — Jimmy Carter’s age. Go for it! As Carter himself might put it, why not the oldest?

You are historically unpopular, so it’s good that you have found effective rhetoric to disparage your opponents. Ultra-MAGA, semi-fascist — this is brilliant stuff. I’m sure your advisers will find more where that came from.

It is good that you have sought the advice of your family. Dr. Jill has promised to keep steering you in the right direction — literally — as you seek to depart the stage from your various speaking appearances.

And Hunter says you owe it to him to remain in office until all the statutes of limitations have run on the offenses with which he might otherwise be charged. He is the smartest guy you have ever met. I know you won’t let him down after all he has done for you.

You’re just that kind of “Big Guy,” if I may borrow a phrase. The personal is the political, as we used to say back when you might have been a football star at the University of Delaware or the smartest plagiarist in your law school class at the University of Syracuse. If only you were smart enough not to have gotten caught!

I know certain of your advisers and speechwriters have compared you with Franklin Roosevelt in your aspirations and accomplishments. I understand your life expectancy at age 80 is 7.0 years. If I calculate correctly, you would be 86 at the end of your second term. You would be cutting it a little close. If things don’t work out, you can also be the first president to die in office of natural causes since FDR, which would put an exclamation point on the FDR-Biden thing. Think of it as the upside of the downside.

However, FDR had the good graces to substitute Harry Truman for Henry Wallace as president before running for his fourth term. You may want to spend your time looking for a Trumanesque figure in your party to be your 2024 running mate before you make your final decision. If worst comes to worst as you scour the landscape for a sane Democrat, you can use the Jack Benny Line: “I’m thinking it over.”

Very respectfully,
/s/ Scott Johnson

Note from Glenn: FDR was a lefty dictator character himself….according to the conversations at our dining room table when our larger family would gather. He was a dictator dictating Congress and running the country…..but, “a real American” trying to save the country, as I recall.

We lived in very modest St. Paul, Minnesota then. A boy up the block had been killed in the European front the year before. I had two cousins on the Pacific navy front. Both survived!

My mother had her lady friends, ten of them, at the dining room table had been playing card games when I arrived home from school around 3:15 that April 1945 afternoon as I remember. But they were all listening to the radio rather than playing anything. They were stunned by the shocking news President Franklin Roosevelt has passed away….

We had been working in our acre Victory Garden across the alley since the war began. Food had to be grown and shared from 1942 on if possible…and I loved it for I became in charge of our family’s part of the unit.

We all knew the President was “sick” for he looked ill when running for the Presidency again that November, 1944. He looked like a troubled ghost wrapped up in cloth.

The ladies were knowledgeable then. They ran the households and did the gardening. Husbands, sons mowed the lawn. Males age 17 to 39 were still overseas fighting for their lives.

Kids had to enter their houses through the back or side doors in those days. Adult company were always honored through the front door.

Swearing never occurred in our family or among our neighbors. Sharing matter was honored then. ghr


Yes, the 2020 Election Was Stolen

The Right must never concede the Big Lie that this nation’s oppressors rule legitimately, nor should we draw conclusions about how to move forward from this false premise.

By Matthew Boose at American Greatness:

December 5, 2022

For two years, the constant shouting of childish epithets at anyone who would dare question Joe Biden’s legitimacy has suppressed a necessary reckoning with an election that was, in every sense, a complete aberration. It’s true Donald Trump and many of his supporters did themselves no favors by embracing some of the more outlandish theories about what happened. But the story we have been told again and again—that the 2020 election was not only fair, but some miracle of democracy—is propaganda, pure and simple. 

Despite the media’s heavy-handed narrative, we do not and never will really know what happened in the early morning hours of November 4, 2020, and those chaotic days that preceded Biden’s media coronation. It is disingenuous to dismiss the role of fraud in such an unprecedented scenario: an election with historic turnout that, thanks to the widespread adoption of an unconventional voting method prone to cheating, was not decided until an unusually dilated, shadowy tabulating process had run its course in a handful of heavily partisan jurisdictions. 

If an election so strange had gone the other way, we can be sure the Left would not be mocking voter fraud theories but treating them like orthodoxy. In the end, Trump lost the Electoral College by about 50,000 votes in a few swing states. It has never been proven that the election was stolen at the ballot box. But to anybody not blinded by partisanship, it has never been an implausible question. 

One thing about which we need not deploy conjecture is the role of information warfare. The release of the so-called Twitter Files confirms what has been clear for two years: The nation’s leading institutions tipped the scales in Biden’s favor before a single ballot had been cast. They accomplished this by essentially rigging public opinion. On one hand, malicious partisans in the media, Big Tech, and the U.S. intelligence community systematically suppressed a major scandal about Biden’s foreign influence peddling with the brazen lie that the evidence was “Russian disinformation.” (Their latest story is that the scandal is really about Hunter Biden’s genitalia, rather than his sleazy overseas business. Seriously.) 

This censorship enabled Biden, in the middle of a televised debate, to dismiss the whole story as “garbage.” Even as Biden was granted blanket immunity from scrutiny by the press, Trump was cast as a mass murderer who was personally responsible for every single COVID-19 death because of his ignorance of “science.” 

If the Hunter Biden scandal had not been censored, if the avalanche of the media’s lies had been toned down just a little, might Trump have won? We’ll never know, but the election was certainly close enough to warrant speculation. What is certain is that the Left put their collective thumb on the scale in a way that they would never accept—if it were being done to them.

Anyone who expects them to care now that they have been caught is a fool. Still, the Right must not simply forget it and move on. Why? Because the Left’s Big Lie about the 2020 election legitimizes a lawless, counterfeit system. The myth that Biden triumphed against fascists who nearly overthrew our system of government (a classical communist theme, as it happens) has enabled Biden to rule like a tyrant in the name of Our Democracy™. Speaking in the people’s name, he has likened Trump and his supporters to a fifth column and weaponized the state against them. 

If the system is not unrigged, if the 2020 election’s legitimacy is not repudiated, then we can kiss any chance of free and fair elections goodbye. Every election going forward will be just like 2020 and 2022: Election Night will be formally replaced with Election Month and lectures from Democrats that “this is how things are supposed to be.” 

There are some on the Right who would rather bury their heads in the sand than confront harsh realities, but this is not the answer. The Right must never concede the Big Lie that this nation’s oppressors rule legitimately, nor should we draw conclusions about how to move forward from this false premise. This is no mere matter of personal grievance with a corrupt, child-sniffing tyrant, or the repulsive, smug hypocrites and liars who surround him and cover for him in the press, as disgusting as they may be. It is about the future of our country and its political system.

About Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a Mt. Vernon fellow of the Center for American Greatness and a staff writer and weekly columnist at the Conservative Institute. His writing has also appeared in the Daily Caller. Follow him on Twitter @matt_boose


Nearing the truth on the Biden racket

By Michael Goodwin at New York Post:

December 6, 2022 

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Dec. 1, 2022.
The effort to reveal Joe Biden’s potential role in his son’s dealings had been stifled since The Post’s reporting on Hunter’s laptop in 2020.AP


It’s been more than two years since The Post published the first article on Hunter Biden’s laptop and for much of that time, the effort to reveal Joe Biden’s role in his son’s dirty deals seemed stalled or even hopeless.

Democratic propaganda outlets circled the wagons around the president they helped elect and never asked him or the White House if Biden is “the big guy” slated to get a secret 10% cut in his son’s deal with a Chinese conglomerate.

Similarly, social media platforms continued to restrict users who didn’t follow the party line that Democrats are the good guys and everybody else is ignorant or evil. Whatever the topic, from COVID to corruption to the transgender agenda, the pattern was gratingly consistent. 

Feeling it could always count on this protection, the Biden White House was free to ignore any new evidence against the president. It was proven right when some news outlets that belatedly concluded the laptop was authentic, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, failed to take the logical next step of exploring the evidence that the president shared in the profits of his son’s schemes.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Merrick Garland felt safe enough with Democrats’ control of Congress that he could sit on the 4-year-old probe of the president’s son over taxes and lobbying, even as he raided Donald Trump’s home and launched two probes against the former president. 

More recently, several appearances by Hunter Biden at White House events suggest he, too, is emboldened and that an attempt to bring him out of hiding and normalize him is underway. This could indicate that Garland is about to shut down the case, possibly with a no-jail criminal plea or, even more outrageous, a civil settlement.

Here’s the good news: The Biden protection racket is starting to crack and the public is closer than ever to getting the truth about the president. 

The hopeful developments are coming from several different directions. 

Elon Musk, fresh off his $44 billion purchase of Twitter, is dramatically advancing the cause by pulling back the curtain on the tech partisans who sought to ­silence criticism of the president. Internal documents released so far also hint at a government role, and as my colleague Miranda Devine reported, a former top official confirmed the FBI secretly warned Twitter to be on the lookout for “hacked” materials in the 2020 campaign.

The New York Post's cover for Oct. 15, 2020
The New York Post’s cover for Oct. 15, 2020.

Yoel Roth, the former head of site security for Twitter, said in a deposition for the Federal Election Commission that “I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter.” 

Roth added that “there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.” 

Mark Zuckerberg has echoed the scenario, saying recently that Facebook got FBI warnings about Russian disinformation and hacking before the 2020 election.

More explicit confirmation about the FBI’s role is coming from a little-noticed lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana. It alleges the Biden administration violated Americans’ free speech and “colluded with and/or coerced social media companies to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints and content on social media platforms” and the case is already paying big dividends. 

The suit cites numerous areas of government suppression, including the laptop story, the lab leak theory of COVID-19’s origin, the efficiency of masks and COVID-19 lockdowns and election integrity issues. The consistent charge is that the feds label content they don’t like as “disinformation,” “misinformation” and “mal-information,” then lean on Facebook, Twitter and others to block that content from being shared or seen by users.

In its coverage of the case, taking place in Louisiana, Fox News cites the deposition of FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, who said he organized the meetings with social media companies in San Francisco for as many as “seven DC-based FBI agents ahead of the 2020 presidential election.” 

He, too, cited potential “hack and leak” operations, but reportedly could not recall if he mentioned Hunter Biden’s name. 

Merrick Garland has sat on the 4-year-old probe of Hunter Biden over taxes and lobbying.

But remember: The FBI had Hunter’s laptop for nearly a year before the election. Leaders had to have known, or should have, that The Post’s stories were legitimate, so any attempt to paint the stories as hacked material cannot be trusted.

Misuse of power

There is no denying that these bombshell developments in recent days all point in the same direction: The Biden administration has been using government powers, including law enforcement, to silence news and viewpoints ­critical of it.

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To be sure, the battle to save the First Amendment is far from won. Musk must continue to release incriminating Twitter documents and the attorneys general case needs to prove beyond doubt there is a government-wide attack on free speech. 

But most important is the investigative work the new House majority has promised. Armed with subpoena power, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other likely committee chairs finally will be able to compel testimony and demand documents about how Joe Biden profited from his family’s influence-peddling schemes.

Even more crucial is the question of whether the president’s involvement has compromised him when dealing with China and other adversaries. As I have noted, Americans are in the dark, but President Xi Jinping certainly knows if there was a quid pro quo for the many millions the Biden family got from China.

Assuming these disparate efforts continue to produce results, the final act in this long drama will begin with growing public outrage, which will cause at least some elements of the mainstream media to finally do their jobs and follow the facts instead of a partisan agenda. 

Melissa Cohen walks with her husband Hunter Biden and their son Beau Biden on the South Lawn of the White House as they arrive in Washington with President Joe Biden, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.
Melissa Cohen walks with her husband, Hunter Biden, and their son, Beau Biden, on the South Lawn of the White House as they arrive in Washington with President Biden on Dec. 4, 2022.

We’re not there yet, but even to imagine the path forward shows how far we have come. It’s been a slow and frustrating slog, but I believe 2023 will produce the truth about a corrupt president.


With FBI Supervisor’s Admission Of Feds’ Synergy With Big Tech, The ‘Private Company’ Defense Is Dead

BY: JORDAN BOYD at the Federalist:

DECEMBER 07, 2022

FBI Supervisory Agent Elvis Chan on ISMG

Big Tech is so in sync with big brother that the former reliably does the bidding of the latter.

Author Jordan Boyd profile


The FBI successfully meddled in the 2020 election via an influence operation that pushed Big Tech platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube to suppress certain information online, putting to bed defenses that tech giants can suppress whatever speech they want because they’re private companies, not government actors. Confirmation of this meddling came during a deposition with FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan which stemmed from a Big Tech censorship lawsuit from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

In his testimony, Chan admitted that intelligence agencies such as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI hosted weekly meetings with Big Tech ahead of the 2020 election in an attempt to encourage censorship. Chan was present and gave direction at most of these meetings.

“What I said was although we have not seen any computer intrusions into national-level political committees or election officials or presidential candidates at this time, we ask you to remain vigilant about the potential for hack-and-dump operations, or something to that effect,” Chan testified.

This established pipeline of “strategic information” gave Big Tech companies a scapegoat to justify their suppression of content they deemed “disinformation” — including the Hunter Biden laptop story.

It was around that same time that the FBI began funneling information about “domestic disinformation campaigns in the 2020 election cycle” to Big Tech censors for removal. According to Chan, the FBI began “passing information to social media companies” after the Department of Justice advised the agency that “this type of information was criminal in nature.”

“So the Department of Justice advised you that it’s criminal and there’s no First Amendment right to post false information about time, place, and manner of voting?” the interrogation counsel asked.

After a brief objection from his counsel, Chan affirmed, “That was my understanding.”

Chan later admitted that the government was not always successful but still managed to get Big Tech to remove or censor content at least 50 percent of the time.

Earlier in the deposition Chan, who said he believes Russia could have influenced the 2016 election, claimed the FBI’s warnings were rooted in the fear that a 2016 DNC-style hack “could happen again.”

Chan’s revelation confirms what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told podcast host Joe Rogan in August 2022. Nearly two years after Big Tech collectively stifled the spread of Hunter’s sketchy overseas business dealings, Zuckerberg admitted it was the FBI’s regular suppression instructions that inspired Facebook to reduce the distribution of posts about Biden family corruption.


Not only did Chan put the censors at Silicon Valley giants on notice “about a potential for hack-and-dump operations from the Russians and the Iranians on more than one occasion,” but so did several other senior intelligence officials.

It was during one of these routine meetings that Chan said Facebook asked the FBI if it “has any information they could share about the Hunter Biden investigation.” The FBI declined to answer.

Chan’s denial that the FBI ever discussed Hunter Biden with Big Tech companies directly contradicts testimony from Yoel Roth, the former head of trust and safety at Twitter.

In December 2020, Roth declared to the Federal Election Commission that Twitter throttled the New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden’s laptop because it “could have been obtained through hacking, based on, among other things, the type of material, the sourcing described in the articles, and the information security community’s initial reactions.”

“I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter,” Roth testified. “I also learned in these meetings that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.”

Chan, however, denied during his deposition that Roth was referencing the FBI’s collusion meetings with Big Tech. Instead, Chan said Roth was likely pointing to information from the “private sector information security community.”

He later confirmed that the FBI maintained a working censorship relationship with Roth “until the day” after the 2022 midterm election.

Chan also disclosed his belief that it was pressure from Congress that encouraged Big Tech censors to suppress certain information.

Chan sourced that belief to his knowledge that Facebook, Twitter, and Google received “visits” from congressional staffers who worked for the legislative committees pushing for more tech censorship.

For too long, corporate media and politicians excused Big Tech companies’ assault on the First Amendment under the guise that Twitter, Facebook, and Google are private actors. After years of unchecked censorship and suppression, in coordination with the feds, lawmakers, and the White House, those defenses couldn’t be further from the truth.

Chan’s testimony, combined with admissions from Silicon Valley’s top censors, demonstrates that the speech-stifling objectives and actions of Big Tech and the government are indistinguishable. Big Tech is so in sync with big brother that the former reliably does the bidding of the latter — increasingly without even needing to be asked. That kind of censorship is not protected by the First Amendment; there’s no longer anything “private” about these malign actors.

“Iger wasn’t talking about protecting children against sex-change operations or gay grooming.”



Why has pretty much all of big business gone left-wing? There are several theories, none of which seem to me to fully explain the phenomenon. But whatever the causes, the effect is an inescapable part of our daily landscape. Here are a few instances for today.

Disney has a new/old CEO in Bob Iger, and many speculated that he would pull back on that company’s extreme leftism. But not for long: yesterday he expounded on the duty of corporations to oppose constitutional gun rights:

Iger said, “As a grandfather, as a father, as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, I believe there is no greater or more important task than ensuring the safety and well-being of our children.”

Iger wasn’t talking about protecting children against sex-change operations or gay grooming.

He added, “Those of us who are in positions to effect change, whether it’s by influencing laws or shaping culture or supporting organizations on the frontlines, I think we have an extra responsibility.”

The key phrase there is “shaping culture.” There was a time when Disney did more than almost anyone else to shape our culture, but those days, I think, are gone. The company has come a long way from Davy Crockett, and not in a good direction.

Case number two: the American Girl doll company. A couple of my daughters had American Girl dolls and read the accompanying American Girl books. In those days, the company had a clear idea of its audience: it catered to girls. These days, not so much.

The American Girl company is facing outrage over a book that promotes transgenderism to young girls.

The American Girl company, renowned for its dolls that young girls have adored for generations, published the book titled A Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image in paperback this past February, and its contents have parents irate.

On page 38 of the book, author Mel Hammond writes that prepubescent readers’ doctors may offer them “medicine” to halt puberty….

“If you haven’t gone through puberty yet, the doctor might offer medicine to delay your body’s changes, giving you more time to think about your gender identity,” an excerpt from the page reads….

Yes, if you are nine years old, you should be encouraged to take drugs to give you more time to “think about your gender identity.” Whatever that means.

Next, big law firms. I am so old, I can remember when the bar was one of the pillars of the Republican Party. Abraham Lincoln was the patron saint of lawyers. But these days, conservatives at big law firms are an endangered species. And, if you peel away the onion layers of the Democratic Party one by one, the innermost layer is women lawyers. Especially young, single women lawyers. Thus:

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by attorney Robin Keller describing how she lost her job at a large law firm after daring to speak up in favor of the Dobbs decision. This didn’t happen at a general staff meeting but on a conference call explicitly held to allow staffers to discuss the decision.

This was at Hogan Lovells, one of the world’s largest law firms. The now-fired lawyer explained:

I spoke up to offer a different view. I noted that many jurists and commentators believed Roe had been wrongly decided. I said that the court was right to remand the issue to the states. I added that I thought abortion-rights advocates had brought much of the pushback against Roe on themselves by pushing for extreme policies. I referred to numerous reports of disproportionately high rates of abortion in the black community, which some have called a form of genocide. I said I thought this was tragic.

The resulting outrage from leftists got her fired from her law firm. Consider how insane this is: a lawyer agreed with a United States Supreme Court decision that is now the law of the land. Yet, at one of the world’s major law firms, agreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court is a firing offense. These days, law firms are more interested in advancing far-left causes than in serving their clients.

Is the news on the corporate front all bad? Yes, pretty much. But let’s end with, if not a ray of hope, at least a moment of pushback. Kroger Corporation is woke like all the others, but it also wants to merge with Albertsons, which has raised antitrust issues. RedState has the story:

Naturally, Democrats want to stop the merger because they are anti-business, and guess who Kroger’s CEO came calling for help? That would be Republicans, who have long played the sucker for major corporations.

Of course, Kroger is woke, having pushed “diversity and inclusion” training and forced “allyship” while making employees wear gay pride logos (a move that eventually cost Kroger a lot of money after the employees were wrongfully fired). In other words, they are exactly the kind of company that spits on conservative values while demanding Republicans line up to give them tax breaks.

So Tom Cotton, in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, told Kroger they are on their own:


Whatever its underlying causes, woke capitalism is rampant at least in part because all of the pressure comes from one side: the far Left. Kudos to Senator Cotton and others, like Governor Ron DeSantis, who refuse to be played for suckers by woke big business.