I am sorry for not posting as often. I’ve been suffering from serious fatigue and insomnia.
That being said, I just have to talk about how President Trump has finally gone back online, so to speak.
He is still banned from Twitter and Facebook. I suspect the Facebook ban will become permanent. However, it is obvious that he never really needed either, and has finally launched his own microblog.
That’s basically what it is. It is called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” and you can read more about it at the link below.
After being booted from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, former President Donald Trump launched his own communications platform on Tuesday – a platform that will allow him to exclusively share messages with his millions of followers. “The platform, ‘From the Desk of Donald J. Trump’ appears on www.DonaldJTrump.com/desk,” wrote Fox News in an exclusive report.
Creating such a microblog is pretty easy – you can do it by using a WordPress installation and then installing a plug-in that will transform your blog into a microblog.
Personally, I wish he had walked away from Twitter and Facebook before being banned, and set this up for his re-election campaign. But, better late than never. Now he can easily communicate with his supporters and now it’ll be harder for the left to “cancel” him. Of course, there’s Operation Choke Point we have to worry about. That was something the Obama administration did to banks that did business with other entities that might have engaged in fraud and money laundering, but it is obvious that Democrat activists have used this as a template to censor conservatives. This is what happened to Gab, Laura Loomer, and most recently, Nick Fuentes.
In The Long Run, Trump’s New ‘Communications Platform’ Will Only Damage The Fight For Online Free Speech
On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump launched his much-awaited communications platform, allowing him to share messages with his followers free from censorship – for the time being. “Former President Trump on Tuesday launched a communications platform, which will eventually give him the ability to communicate directly with his followers, after months of being banned from sites like Twitter and Facebook,” wrote in an exclusive report.
At first, I thought the article above was some typical Never Trump nonsense, but the author actually makes a good point – that by setting up our own platforms, we run the risk of accepting the left’s premise on free speech and segregating ourselves, which means our ideas will no longer be visible to the mainstream. So yeah, that is a good point, but I personally want to be completely free from their control.
If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, you’re under their control and subject to their whims. Do you have any solutions to that problem? Setting up your own platform is the quicker and easier way to get out from underneath their jackboot, even if that platform amounts to nothing more than your own personal microblog.
I long for the days when the Internet was decentralized, where people had a wide range of websites to visit. Now, thanks to computers getting cheaper, smaller and more powerful, the Internet is overrun with busybody soccer mom types who clutch their pearls every time they read something mean on the Internet. Back in the old days, when I was in high school, you could say some seriously mean things online and nobody would try to get your site taken down. You wouldn’t lose your job. Or your bank account. Only a crazy person would try to find your home address and phone number, and even then, they probably wouldn’t post it online, they’d just stalk you.
Nowadays, you can’t say anything without your whole life being completely ruined, and that generally only applies to people on the right. If this standard were applied universally, then it might be different. But it isn’t. Leftists rarely suffer the consequences of the nasty things they say and do.
Anyway, the President’s new site is at https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk. There are share buttons for Twitter and Facebook for every post, but from what I’ve heard, Twitter has basically blocked sharing anything on this site. As far as I can tell, as of this morning, there don’t seem to be any share buttons at all, but that might be my browser. However, each post has its own page – just click on his name or date for the given post, and you can use whatever app you like to share the link.
Some people have whined that it doesn’t allow comments or whatever, but I don’t have a problem with that. You can comment using whatever social networking account you have, or use your own blog, if you have one. Installing a comment plug-in like Disqus is more trouble than it’s worth, and WordPress, if that’s indeed what they’r using, has a built-in comment section but then you’d have to moderate comments lest the left start making complaints to the web host, and that also is more trouble than it’s worth.
Sadly, the site appears to not have an RSS feed, and I highly recommend they implement one in the future, so I can add it to all the other news sites I follow. In the meantime, I’ll have the site bookmarked.
I am very happy the President has someplace to post now. The left will probably go completely insane over not being able to respond to his posts the way they could on Twitter. Hahaha, too bad, losers! You’ll just have to stew in your shitty little echo chambers!