Matt Bracken sends this report on a new social media platform that offers an alternative to Progressive behemoths such as Google, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc.
Punching Left and Punching Right: Left-wing social media, Gab, and FreeZoxee
by Matt Bracken
There is a saying in the so-called progressive movement that “There are no enemies on the left.” Sometimes this is expressed as “Don’t punch left.” What this means is that in the furtherance of the progressive agenda, liberals will form common cause with declared Communists, despite Communism’s demonstrated record of tyranny and mass murder.
On the right, some openly-declared neo-Nazis opine that they should similarly be given the same consideration, and that we should not “punch right,” but I absolutely reject this plea. First, in no way do I consider neo-Nazis to be on the right. Nazism is short for National Socialism, and all forms of socialism are anathema to freedom.
Second, I will never form common cause with the evil genocidal freaks who even today adore Adolf Hitler and celebrate his mass murder of the European Jews and other groups. I spit on them and their figurehead Führer, may he continue to burn in hell. Undeniable German military prowess during the Second World War gives no dispensation for the crimes against humanity committed by Hitler’s Nazis. For writing the above I will now be called a Jew-loving kike and so on, but the misspelled insults of Hitler-worshipping drooling inbred retards concerns me not one whit.
Now, on to social media, and the issue of punching right. Like millions of conservatives, I am strongly dissatisfied with the liberal slant of today’s social media, which is demonstrated daily by Google, YouTube (owned by Google), Facebook and Twitter. (I am currently on my sixth 30-day Facebook ban in the past year.) So two years ago, I joined a small but growing Twitter replica forum called Gab.ai, despite its policy of welcoming the most disgusting neo-Nazi Hitler worshippers. Over that time on Gab I have blocked and muted dozens of Hitler cultists, who almost daily create new accounts to post anti-Semitic Nazi-era cartoons and so on. Like I said, drooling retards.
While I have opposed Gab’s open-door policy toward open Nazis, it’s not my platform to reform. I have held my nose and pressed on, blocking new Nazis almost daily. But I have also felt strongly that Gab could never break through to respectability if the first thing that newcomers notice are glowing portraits of Hitler and caricatures of cringing hooked-nose Jews copied from old Nazi-era propaganda. I just blocked them and moved on, but many normal people must have immediately backed away from Gab, never to return.
I have even supported Gab by becoming a paid subscriber or “Gab Pro,” with a name-verified account. And not only that, but I have created or modified memes supporting Gab and posted them dozens of times on Twitter and Facebook (when I’m not on a 30-day ban). I didn’t like Gab’s policy of tolerating the open promotion of Nazism, but at least there was none of the anti-conservative censorship rampant on liberal-run social media. For the time being, Gab was the only alternative.
But in the last few weeks, I have been contacted by a coder who has been working for the past year to create an entire new suite of social media platforms called FreeZoxee.com. This suite of platforms combines the best attributes of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, podcasting, Patreon-like funding, and not only text but voice messaging among users and groups. All of these platforms are integrated under one roof, held in our own friendly conservative and libertarian hands.
But FreeZoxee, unlike Gab, does not roll out the red carpet for those who openly promote ideologies with a track record of destroying freedom when they rise to power. “Free Speech Uber Alles” becomes a suicide plan when, for example, in its name thousands of radical mosques are allowed to spread across Europe. In time, this tolerance for the intolerant will lead to an unimaginably bloody religious civil war, or the forced imposition of Sharia Law, and then the absolute death of free speech.
So FreeZoxee.com has an anti-totalitarian core principle. It will not be used as a base for empowering groups which destroy freedom when they rise to rule. While brutally honest discussion about topics which are taboo on liberal social media are welcome, those who openly and proudly carry the flags of Mohammed, Lenin, Hitler or Soros are not. If your highest calling is to fetishize the one-testicled corporal with the tiny mustache, or the insane pedophile prophet, you may post elsewhere.
None of us can see with certainty what the future will bring, but I know for sure that conservatives need better weapons to successfully fight the ongoing information war. I believe that the FreeZoxee.com suite of social media platforms can provide a major boost to our effectiveness on the internet. And if you are a videographer or content creator, you will be welcomed with open arms, and you are encouraged to explore FreeZoxee’s monetization methods. There are no deep pockets behind FreeZoxee.com, only a small but growing community of freedom fighters.
Matthew Bracken was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1957, and attended the University of Virginia, where he received a BA in Russian Studies and was commissioned as a naval officer in 1979. Later in that year he graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, and in 1983 he led a Naval Special Warfare detachment to Beirut, Lebanon. Since then he’s been a welder, boat builder, charter captain, ocean sailor, essayist and novelist. He lives in Florida. Links to his short stories and essays may be found at EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com. For his previous essays, see the Matthew Bracken Archives.