Hour 1 - 3
Hour 1 -- Cody Wilson (Defense Distributed; Ghost Gunner) on Hatreon.US, A platform for creators, absent speech policing
Hour 2 -- Bob Murphy (Mises; Independent Inst) on the direction of the Libertarian Party
Hour 3 - Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD (Molecular Biologist) on CDC corruption/vaccine education;
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Cody is the Co-founder of Defense Distributed and Ghost Gunner. Author of Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free
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A platform for creators, absent speech policing
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A funny thing happened to me today. I had been waiting by the inbox for my invitation to the new crowd-funding site, Hatreon. After feeling the all-powerful hands of YouTube squeeze a little too tightly around my neck, I was seeking out a new home for my video content which, by all accounts, is mostly comedic with some political lecturing thrown in for fun. My YouTube channel also contains a historical record of all the rabble rousing I've done over the years in various suburbs in opposition to various elected bad actors. It's not as shocking or groundbreaking as I'd like to believe it is. It's pretty tame. But according to YouTube, it's becoming advertiser unfriendly. This is the death knell for any YouTube channel — demonetization. And so I went looking for somewhere I could still get paid for the thousands of hours I put into creating content. I researched Patreon but realized that content creators to the right of Bernardine Dohrn are now getting booted off for "hate speech" as outlined in their draconian terms of service (TOS) which enforce speech codes. A few people suggested Hatreon, the so-called "alt-right" answer to Patreon. I immediately liked the name. If they're going to label us haters, we might as well laugh about it.
So my invitation to join Hatreon finally came (and why wouldn't it? After all, I amdeplorable), but the joy quickly faded as I clicked the login link to find this waiting for me.
Are you freaking kidding me?
How is this happening? It's like the entire tech universe is conspiring together to keep us offline. Oh, wait. That's exactly what's happening. I confirmed on Twitter that this was a deliberate booting of Hatreon's account off DigitalOcean servers complete with self-serving virtue signaling from DigitalOcean crowing about what a good deed they did by denying service to a paying customer.
PJ Media reached out to Hatreon's founder Cody Wilson and interviewed the man Wired magazine once listed as one of "The 15 Most Dangerous People In the World 2012." He was the opposite of how I would expect someone to sound whose new project had just been tanked for no reason other than left-wing hysteria. Wilson's good mood and light tone made me feel a little bit better about being under the Big Tech Boot of Censorship. He seemed undisturbed. He cracked jokes. He made them seem ridiculous.
"What if I owned a bakery and someone asked me to make a transgendered, Islamic, gay-themed wedding cake and I said no?" He chuckled. "I think you know the answer."
Wilson was sure Hatreon would be operational again later that day, and as of 10:15 p.m. the site appeared to be back online. Clearly not a beginner in the highly censorious tech world, Wilson didn't put all his eggs in one basket. He counted on DigitalOcean's small profile to keep them safe from public scrutiny. What he didn't know was that the alleged white supremacist Daily Stormer website housed some data on DigitalOcean's servers, which made them the target of SJW lynch mobs on Twitter. (I say "alleged" because Google deleted them from the internet before I ever had a chance to see what they are or aren't. Having never read Daily Stormer myself, I refuse to take CNN's word on the matter as truth. They might be a white power news source or they might be just a poorly written weather fan site. No one knows now because they've been disappeared by Google and its henchmen.) When the SJW outcry began to take down Daily Stormer after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville that ended in inexcusable violence and mayhem, everyone raced to the control room to start flipping the switch to "off" on any bogeyman they could find (or invent). Hatreon got caught up in the mad dash to purge the Internet of "Nazis." DigitalOcean shut off their service overnight with no notice and later claimed Hatreon had violated their TOS, but offered no proof of the violation. The TOS they supposedly violated was 3.2 and is so overbroad it might be a good test case for an enterprising lawyer who wants to get it declared void for vagueness.
"Did you hear about the attacks in Barcelona?" Wilson asked. "If it turns out this was a Muslim who killed all those people, do you think we will wake up tomorrow and all Muslims will be removed from the internet?"
That's an unthinkable scenario! But everyone knows that Google and CloudFlare and GoDaddy are private companies that can deny service to anyone for any reason, right?
"That's a neat piece of rhetoric!" Wilson laughed. "All culture is carried on these platforms. If they can shut you out, then there is no platform for free speech."
Wilson talked at length about seeing a need for a censorship-free environment and being able to fill that need. For Wilson, it isn't about ideology but speech in general. Hatreon has not only attracted white separatist Richard Spencer, but libertarian atheists, and even occultists like styxhexenhammer666 who don't identify with either left or right. Wilson was clear that accepting controversial Richard Spencer on the platform was important to send a signal that there would be no speech policing on Hatreon unlike the other big tech platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
"They are motivated ideologically. Whatever your opinion is, if it's not the right one you're a Nazi," continued Wilson.
For the record, I've listened to hours-long debates with Richard Spencer and as wrong as I think he is about the way he sees the world, he is not violent. He is soft-spoken, well-mannered, and there seems to be no good reason to silence him. If a country values free speech it must value it for everyone, including the ones whose speech is the most unpleasant to us. Spencer is a kook! But kooks have a right to speak in America and live their lives according to their values. And make no mistake, in 2017 speech is the Internet. This is the predominant way thoughts and ideas are shared and trends are made. It is no longer plausible to suggest that someone still has the right to free speech if they are banned from the online community.
Not only was Daily Stormer kicked off GoDaddy and Google, but CloudFlare also is denying them service. CloudFlare protects websites from DDoS attacks. This kind of action is unprecedented in America and feels like something that would only happen in censorious Communist China!
"But we strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare did here was dangerous. That's because, even when the facts are the most vile, we must remain vigilant when platforms exercise these rights. Because Internet intermediaries, especially those with few competitors, control so much online speech, the consequences of their decisions have far-reaching impacts on speech around the world... Companies that manage domain names, including GoDaddy and Google, should draw a hard line: they should not suspend or impair domain names based on the expressive content of websites or services...It's notable that in GoDaddy and Google's eagerness to swiftly distance themselves from American neo-Nazis, no process was followed; CloudFlare's Prince also admitted that the decision was "not CloudFlare's policy." Policies give guidance as to what we might expect, and an opportunity to see justice is done. We should think carefully before throwing them away."
Hour 2 -- Bob Murphy (Mises; Independent Inst) on the direction of the Libertarian Party
Robert P. Murphy is Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. He is an Associated Scholar with the Mises Institute and a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute. He is the author of *Choice*, which is an introduction to the work of Ludwig von Mises. Other books include *The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism* and *The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal*. Murphy has written several other books, as well as hundreds of articles promoting liberty and explaining the market economy to the layperson.
Along with Tom Woods, Murphy co-hosts the popular podcast "Contra Krugman," which every week dissects the latest NYT column from economist Paul Krugman.
Hour 3 - Dr. Judy Mikovits, PhD (molecular biologist) on CDC corruption/vaccine education; Autism One 2018 Conference
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Judy testified on a lawsuit for Racketeering and conspiracy against the CA legislators who passed the SB277 mandating toxins be inoculated in their children under the guise of vaccination and she will re-cap her testimony...
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Judy A. Mikovits, PhD has spent her life training to be a research scientist to honor her grandfather who died of cancer when she was a teenager. Dr. Mikovits earned her BA from University of Virginia and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from George Washington University. In her 35-year quest to understand and treat chronic diseases, she has studied immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, virology and drug development. In just over twenty years she rose from an entry-level lab technician to become director of the lab of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms at the National Cancer Institute before leaving to direct the Cancer Biology program at EpiGenX Pharmaceuticals in Santa Barbara, California where she had met and married David Nolde in 2000. There in 2006, she became attracted to the plight of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism. In only five years she developed the first neuroimmune institute from a concept to a reality and is primarily responsible for demonstrating the relationship between immune based inflammation and these diseases. She has published over 50 scientific papers.
Dr. Judy A. Mikovits recently founded MAR Consulting Inc. with her collaborator Dr. Frank Ruscetti.
She can be contacted at:
MAR Consulting Inc.
300 Carlsbad Village Drive
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MAR Consulting Inc., led by Drs. Frank Ruscetti and Judy A. Mikovits, seeks to understand complex and innovative biological issues to yield unbiased integrated, cutting-edge information for patients and physicians impacted by some of the most challenging chronic diseases. Utilizing their combined 75 years experience in tumor biology, immunobiology of retroviral-associated inflammatory diseases, cancer, stem cell biology, hematopoiesis, and drug development, MAR focuses on research projects, consulting (to patients doctors, academia, and industry) and lecturing without the restrictive authority of vested interest groups, following Thomas Jefferson's dictum: "Here we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate error so long as freedom is left free to combat it."
On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children.
When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, "Oh my God!" The resulting investigation would be like no other in science.
For Dr. Mikovits, a twenty-year veteran of the National Cancer Institute, this was the midpoint of a five-year journey that would start with the founding of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease at the University of Nevada, Reno, and end with her as a witness for ?the federal government against her former employer, Harvey Whittemore, for Illegal campaign contributions to U. S. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.
On this journey Dr. Mikovits would face the scientific prejudices against CFS, wander into the minefield that is autism, and through it all struggle to maintain her faith in God and the profession to which she had dedicated her life. This is a story for anybody interested in the peril and promise of science at the very highest levels in our country.
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