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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Conservatives are insane

If, as we are told, doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results is a reasonable definition of insanity, then conservatives are most definitely insane, judging by their absolute refusal to abandon SJW social media.

Facebook has deleted the official account of actor Kevin Sorbo, marking the latest Big Tech takedown of a conservative. Sorbo, an avowed Donald Trump supporter, has been openly critical of Covid-19 restrictions.

Sorbo, who starred in 1990s television series 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys', said on Twitter Friday that Facebook shut down his account, which had more than 500,000 followers. It was not immediately clear why the tech giant took such drastic action against Sorbo, who has courted controversy for doubting the effectiveness of masks amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as for his unwavering support of ex-president Donald Trump after the Capitol riot.

Sorbo himself gave no explanation for the shutdown and provided a link to a new Facebook page.

The official conservative social media strategy:

  1. Get deplatformed.
  2. Cry about deplatforming.
  3. Create a new account on the same platform that just deplatformed them.
  4. Profit? 

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66 Comments:

Blogger GeronL February 14, 2021 8:09 AM  

I really like Minds.com so far.

Blogger Dwayne Thundergrit February 14, 2021 8:11 AM  

I don't think they're insane I think they're blowing smoke and helping the Oligarch machine keep a lid on the anger that's widespread but not being harnessed by anyone.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 14, 2021 8:18 AM  

An apologist could argue that it's many of their "followers" who drive this ludicrous behavior, being too stupid or lazy to move away from Facebook or Twitter. This would certainly fit the pattern of modern American mental lethargy and behavioral inertia.

Blogger Balkan Yankee February 14, 2021 8:23 AM  

Conservatives are allowed on Facetwitterbook, only to be kicked off eventually. Why? To boost SJW morale and make SJWs appear more powerful than they are.

It's an old, stupid game. But it works like a charm on conservatives.

Blogger theartistformerlyknownasgeorge February 14, 2021 8:27 AM  

Getting deplatformed is a marketing tactic at this point. And a "purity" test that doesn't require actually doing anything conservative.

Get impeached, folks. Go hard or go home.

Blogger urthshu February 14, 2021 8:31 AM  

I was looking at Project Gemini last night which is a kind of halfway point between Gopher and HTTP protocols started in 2019. It's not an avowedly conservative space but it does fit the 'build your own platform' ethos and with development may offer solutions for some.

Blogger JinMichigan February 14, 2021 8:33 AM  

You dont disengage and run from the battlefield. Only cowards do that. The smart move is to stay on these leftist platforms, calling them out every step of the way, while mirroring everything you say on alternative platforms.

Keep forcing these tyrants to deplatform and the overwhelming optics will eventually force more and more of the deliberately obtuse to admit that censorship is not in their best interests.

Blogger SecondComingOfBast February 14, 2021 8:36 AM  

You have to overlook people like Sorbo. All actors are divas, regardless of their politics. You have to be a narcissist to some degree to function in Hollywood, in that capacity.

But the average, everyday cobservative? Yeah, I guess you could classify PTSD as a type of insanity.

Blogger Bigger Bunyip February 14, 2021 8:48 AM  

Step 1B: Be blind-sided / shocked that the beast platformed them.

Blogger [Redacted] February 14, 2021 8:50 AM  

Nobody in their right mind listens to conservatives. Just as Occupy Wall Street existed to subvert the youth to push political conditions favorable to the oligarchs, Conservativism Inc. exist to distract Boomers long enough for them to die without further shifts in the system. The past 10 years has morphed the political landscape into an outer rim of Hell. We have legalized drugs, homosexual marriage, puberty blockers for transgender children, mass government surveillance, invasion rhetorically spun as charity, and a fake global pandemic. Conservatives have done nothing.

Blogger CM February 14, 2021 8:51 AM  

I don't think they're insane I think they're blowing smoke and helping the Oligarch machine keep a lid on the anger that's widespread but not being harnessed by anyone.

You think it slows or negates the anger instead of fomenting it?

I keep seeing so many who are still defending the platforms, but with every popular deplatform, more eyes open.

Is it such a bad thing to stay as long as possible? It’s not so much the late cancellations I have an issue with so much as the ones that never say anything that costs them.

Blogger Robert What? February 14, 2021 9:00 AM  

Conservatives should learn and create their own platforms. Like Parler.

Blogger MarkyMark February 14, 2021 9:06 AM  

If some of them stay on SJW media to get the word out to a wider audience, I can see conservatards staying on the Big Tech sites. HOWEVER! However, while they're still on the Big Tech sites, they should be building their presence on the Big Tech alternatives, so as to prepare for the inevitable; they need to prepare for their eventual banning from SJW Media. Then, they can continue on with little or no hiccup when the inevitable occurs.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 February 14, 2021 9:14 AM  

I think part of the problem is that most conservatives don't talk about the alternatives or consider the alternatives to he havens of racism.

I once commented on Larry Correia's Facebook page that he should use Infogalactic instead of Wikipedia. One of his mods responded with "You mean Voxipedia". I simply asked why that was relevant and he (or she, I can't care to remember) responded that Vox was a racist, blah, blah, blah.

Maybe we have to kill the stigma of being called racist before any of these idiots will consider the alternatives.

Blogger Terry A. Kirkpatrick February 14, 2021 9:23 AM  

The only thing to do is get off Twitter and Facebook and its spawn. Let them be the leftist echo chamber they seem to want to be.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 14, 2021 9:24 AM  

At least for someone who's apparently not an outright grifter like Sorbo, this is almost certainly right.
Short-sighted, but not irrational.

They should probably reduce their FB TWT presence to rarer posts, always w a permanent pointer to their new main site on alternate social, as a transition.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 14, 2021 9:27 AM  

If they actually made an exodus, there would be an exodus.
I see some creators using and extra long list if social and alternative media. It's like "big three" or ever growing list of platforms.
But before there was centralized social media, that's what people did. The only thing the big socials provide is the ability to reach large audiences without having to work harder.
This entire thing is born of laziness. Laziness on the part of the figure, who acts like 10 alternative media links instead of three mainstream links is some kind of horror, and on the part of the proles who don't think deeper than one inch into anything.
I was trying to explain Telegram and Signal to a boomer yesterday. Never heard of it.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 14, 2021 9:28 AM  

"It was not immediately clear why the tech giant took such drastic action against Sorbo"

When people get their first ban, a common reaction is, "I don't know why, it wasn't anything different from what I always post." They don't understand that it's not about the meme or word that the ban says it was about. It's because some SJW or algorithm picked you as a target. Once identified as such, you can stop posting anything that could possibly offend an SJW and hope they let you stick around to show what a good boy you can be, or you can bail.

Blogger Troy Lee Messer February 14, 2021 9:31 AM  

Conservatives are pussies too. They make for shitty Churchians too. Hollywood hates them but these stupid coxksuckers will still sign up for Netflix, Disney, and HBO+. I don't get that. If entertainment is that imoortant, fuck'em.

I find their misery entertaining. They still have more faith in their fucking man made institutions, and more than willing to bend a knee to them, than they have faith in Jesus our Savior. So fuck them. Let them perish.

These are weak people that thrived when institutions were strong. But they don't have the software to pivot that from the fact that no one gives a fuck about their virtue of "playing by the rules.".

They don't get that hating your enemy is not a bad thing. Hating evil is OK. Look here is a dirty secret Jesus showed me. Hating the enemies of Jesus is fuel. It can fuel you.
The Christian Nationalist suffers none of these propoertys. Christian Nationalism is going to terrify because they aren't used to people not used to not giving a fuck about being called a racist, a Bible thumper, people who understand that to calls yourself a Christian you must be willing to be othered. /Rant over


Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 14, 2021 9:33 AM  

Kevin born in 1958 so yeah Boomer gonna Boomer. As for the "racist" I have long said without destroying the effectiveness of that word and especially the people who use it there would be no conservatism and of course I am right. Colonel Kurt Schlicter he of loud Boomertalk tweeted that color blindness was a conservative trait. Now who would think that a universalist ideology would be destroyed by its competitor globalism/communism and any other ism? Certainly not a conservative smarty that is for sure.

Blogger jkmack February 14, 2021 9:35 AM  

Youtube loves sodomite channels like terry and gary.

Blogger The Lab Manager February 14, 2021 9:36 AM  

I have some memories of watching that silly ass show on Sunday nights in college.

This is why they are called 'conservatards' though.

Blogger sis February 14, 2021 9:41 AM  

Vox you might want to take a look at this video for defamation.


"Patreon is funding Neo N@zis"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLdEqvF_Zro
Please report this video for bullying to youtube.

Blogger Br'er Shaygetz February 14, 2021 9:41 AM  

Left Zuckerbook back in November, and haven't looked back. Had a successful model building page there. My family actually worried for me, like suicidal worried. Then they were like, how are we going to keep in touch?...I dunno, email, phone calls, Skype maybe?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 14, 2021 9:55 AM  

For some reason I feel like watching "Logan's Run" wonder why? Maybe a real life Carrousel but for the "runners" they will be chased by a pillow wielding set of Sandmen, so many options going forward.

FTR I'm a Boomer and I'm gonna run, eff you kids and your inheritance.

Blogger theartistformerlyknownasgeorge February 14, 2021 9:58 AM  

swiftfoxmark2 wrote:I think part of the problem is that most conservatives don't talk about the alternatives or consider the alternatives to he havens of racism.

Probably has more to do with them owning FB and Twitter stock themselves.

Blogger Jess February 14, 2021 10:05 AM  

I don't know if it's insanity, or addiction. Even the worst of addicts could satisfy their addiction with a little research, some basic chemistry, and taking the time to make what they crave. The quick fix is fast, even if it's more expensive, or makes people wonder about their sanity.

Blogger LES February 14, 2021 10:10 AM  

Sorbo appeared on Tucker Carlson. His cancelation was probably a warning to others as well.

Blogger liberranter February 14, 2021 10:28 AM  

If, as we are told, doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results is a reasonable definition of insanity, then conservatives are most definitely insane, judging by their absolute refusal to abandon SJW social media.

Not insane, just unbelievably STUPID.

Blogger Swamp Fox February 14, 2021 10:30 AM  

Maybe Unathorized should hire Sorbo and make a movie about an old Hercules passing the torch to a transgender black Hercules to complete with The Daily Wire?

I know, I’m not funny but I tried.

Blogger Harambe February 14, 2021 10:31 AM  

Facebook et al have a piece of software that scans posts and comments for keywords and phrases in addition to those that are reported by the "community". but a human has to review them before a decision is made. Unless you hit the keyword bingo by quoting Hitler or something. So if you're wondering why your shitpost hasn't gotten you kicked off Facebook yet, it's simply because it hasn't been assigned to someone to look at yet. It's not a matter of IF, but rather WHEN.

Blogger Fernando Covett February 14, 2021 10:35 AM  

The game isn’t chess, or poker; it’s go: Whoever covers most of the board wins. Keep on expanding your presence.

Blogger Canada78Bear February 14, 2021 10:37 AM  

I just checked this new page. Kevin didn't do any complaining. I just see him doing his thing as if nothing happened, just matter of fact announcing new account.

He doesn't seem to be the complaining type.
Also, no apologies were posted there.

Blogger Raker_T February 14, 2021 10:41 AM  

I went to check his age, see if he was younger. But no, Sep 24th 1958. If he's not seeking alternate platforms, he's almost as delusional as the retirement village with the pretend history. I haven't begun to explore the depths(?) of that; maybe it's better for the mind if I don't. I wonder if themed communities will spread. There are already subdivisions that have castle turrets on the houses.
The last 15 years have been difficult, the last two even more so. That I can handle, but what concerns me is the strangeness. Does it get to the point that it causes the mind to ease it's grip on reality? There was a max security POW camp in WW2 Germany called Colditz.
All escape attempts had to be cleared with the CO. One guy wanted to play insane so that he would be transferred or released. The CO said no, because the condition might become real by playing the part. The soldier ignored the CO and played the part, only to have the CO's prediction come true.
Sounds hard to believe, but who knows? I regularly pray for my own sanity. Not that I'm getting any indicators, but as a preemptive thing for how strange things are, my fellow Boomers leading the charge. It's like they got selective about the "My generation" song. Everybody wants the "just because I get around" part, but not the "hope I die before I get old" part. Maybe that's it, maybe selective reality is the gateway to mental illness.

Blogger jarheadljh February 14, 2021 10:51 AM  

Slight pushback VD. If anyone in this game knows anything about diversifying platforms, it's Karl Kasada over at InRangeTV. For those that aren't aware, he preemptively demonetised the channel, went entirely crowd funded and then shopped around for more alternatives since they were already on three platforms. They were already on FULL30.com, Youtube, and Facebook, so he added Bitchute, and famously Pornhub. He's said repeatedly that it doesn't matter what the alt-platform is, their views and engagement come from Youtube and Facebook. He's said that it's so bad that he might as well have not bothered at all. That's where the eyeballs are, so that's where InRangeTV stays, and if I had to guess, it's because there's a Youtube button on every Android phone and a Facebook app in the appstore.

So, yeah, the actor is going to stay where he gets the most attention. I know, shocking.

Blogger lynnjynh9315 February 14, 2021 10:51 AM  

Conservatives are temperamentally prone to indecision and inaction. Ignore them accordingly. They don't matter.

Blogger Jack Ward February 14, 2021 10:55 AM  

On the alternate right we really don't have an active, boots on the ground leader to rally the troops. Trump could do it but seems to be doing what these days? The damage being done by the present administration, if you can call it that, is getting beyond monumental. Soon enough I'm not sure even if Trump and/or the military come back and do their duty how much can be salvaged. I want to continue to believe there is a plan to all this but damned if I can see one. The repugs that keep sending me pleas for more money for 2022 and 2024 seem to think, if nothing changes, there will be fair elections. Good Lord, how stupid do they think we are?
If Trump, military and team don't do their duty we have one option left. But, we don't have that charismatic leader to fan the flames.

Blogger jarheadljh February 14, 2021 10:56 AM  

One of the games I like to play on Facebook is "Are you sure they can't see this post?" I screenshot the notice that my meme is against community standards, and then post the screenshot. I once had to do this three times to beat the AI so I ended up with memeception - a within three rings of community standards warnings. I know it's dumb, but it amuses me. I keep trying to get kicked off, but my "friends" list has never gone over 100 in the over ten years that I've been on. Im just not important enough.

Blogger Salt February 14, 2021 11:03 AM  

JinMichigan wrote:You dont disengage and run from the battlefield. Only cowards do that. The smart move is to stay on these leftist platforms, calling them out every step of the way, while mirroring everything you say on alternative platforms.

Stay a bull in their china shop. Wreak as much havoc as one can while behind the enemy lines.

Blogger Timmy3 February 14, 2021 11:05 AM  

If we tell them “shut up and sing”, it should apply to conservative actors and singers. At some point, it doesn’t make sense to keep talking politics. Gina Careno already knew she was likely warned about her politics. Don’t feed the trolls. Sorbo probably had nothing to lose. It doesn’t matter anyways.

Blogger Jeroth February 14, 2021 11:18 AM  

Remember that even Q encouraged people to stay on those platforms and fight. And did Trump ever seriously threaten to leave Twitter? I don't think he did. Remember MAGA=Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon (probably the dumbest rhetorical act Trump ever engaged in). The vast majority of people don't figure things out on their own, like VD. They follow the leader.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 14, 2021 11:31 AM  

The big repeat I'm more worried about is all this "See you in 2022! See you in 2024!" Bullshit.
Uh, how exactly do they plan on voting anybody out under this system?
Oh, they are going to "vote harder by golly" and then the same thing is going to happen.
Then they will complain on faceberg and then be surprised when they get banned again.
It's like people on general are too stupid to deserve to live.

Blogger E February 14, 2021 12:15 PM  

Watch the Rob Braxman videos on all the tracking Facebook employs. Evil stuff. Anyone still on Facebook after that is plain dumb.

I'm on Quodverum (Mastadon) for Wictor mostly. They have decent moderation that keeps trolls at bay. They don't tolerate any Q talk which is unfortunate, but it is their site. There are a lot of emotional women and white knights that do their thing for them. They are easy enough to ignore.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 14, 2021 12:20 PM  

#35 what Jarhead said. Karl "Gun Lucifer" Kasarda has a pretty good vidya up on bitchute about deplatforming easy to understand that even this Boomer understood the obstacles.

Too bad Karl is a kiddy satanist with a "buddy" named Deviant Olam, if that doesn't send a clear signal. Karl remarked about Parler and its flop and of course what is a kiddy satanist to do but virtue signal left, so anything alt-right might as well not even bother talking to him.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 14, 2021 12:27 PM  

Jack Ward wrote:On the alternate right we really don't have an active, boots on the ground leader to rally the troops. Trump could do it but seems to be doing what these days?
The one time Trump asked for direct action, on 6 January, he got over 1% of the entire population to travel long distance, at personal expense and short notice - and it amounted to nothing. He had no plan for them, no reason for them to be there, nothing.

Yes, the Christian Nationalists need a leader. No, I don't think Trump is going to be that leader.

Blogger VFM #7634 February 14, 2021 12:50 PM  

Remember that even Q encouraged people to stay on those platforms and fight.

One can do both, in particular while encouraging your audience on the converged mainstream platform to shift over to the alt-tech platforms you're using.

What's stupid is to stay on the converged platforms while at the same time refusing to use alt-tech, like the phony opposition at Faux News for example, which wouldn't even use Parler.

Blogger Mark February 14, 2021 1:05 PM  

Kevin Sorbo has lots of movies on Pureflix.com.

Blogger Crave February 14, 2021 1:06 PM  

It was not immediately clear why the tech giant took such drastic action against...

Everyone knows clearly and immediately why. The more apt question is why it is considered drastic action rather than standard operating procedure.

Blogger 1683Bear February 14, 2021 1:16 PM  

Someone may have mentioned this, but I only read the last comment otherwise I get too distracted.
Sorbo had a hilarious joke on the tweeter (intentionally misspelled) the other day about someone leaving a mysterious package at DNC HQ. It turned out to be a copy of the constitution! ;)

Blogger Newscaper312 February 14, 2021 1:17 PM  

@Raket
Surely by CO, whatever you read meant the ranking allied POW officer, and not the German CO over the prison.
So that makes complete sense: weigh the chances of success of a plan versus reprisals against those left.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 14, 2021 1:23 PM  

@Re Raker
Sorry, I re-read whole post and see your focus was the mental part.
I think it's plausible as a negative "fake it til you make it."
I do know I've developed some anxiety in middle age, and merely by thinking about it I can bring it on. Don't need meds fortunately, never get actual panic attacks. Some supplements, exercise, a CPAP machine, and yes, some prayer have helped a lot.

Blogger Canadian Warlord February 14, 2021 1:30 PM  

Kevin Sorbo could probably finance something himself. He just has to hang out in front of the shut-down coal mines and shut-down media offices to scoop up all them coders.

The residuals from having two Saturday afternoon shows probably add up, also may have produced the spinoff from the first one ("Warrior Lesbians" or something?). Hangs out with the Raimis and Bruce Campbell, who have over time figured out how to make money by selling low-dollar bad time slot classic trash. They had a show about an old navy intelligence operative screwing around with the French Empire. These are guys who have altered the pop culture landscape for $8000 initial investment in "Evil Dead." They never made money on that, but being screwed that badly taught them lots. Would love to see Sorbo and Co. get motivated to make culturally relevant, non holly wood content.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 14, 2021 1:31 PM  

Not "no plan". It's clear now the plan really was just have a massive, loud, visible, and yes somewhat intimidating presence outside as Congress considered objections.
Entry into the Capitol, whether by MAGA hotheads, Antifa infiltrators, or enabled by Pelosi (videos of guards waving people in), flipped the script and played into the Dems hands given a compliant MSM.
4GW jiu-jitsu.
Sad because it should have been forseeable.

It wasn't the alleged "trust the plan" plan.
But not "no plan". It's just Trump's real world hand was never as strong as Q made it out to be.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 14, 2021 1:33 PM  

"MAGA" criticism is weak, no one goes around associating that with MS etc.
At least not like FAANG, which even most normies don't know.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 14, 2021 1:35 PM  

Only hope is Republican state legislatures, which control more states, getting heads out of their asses. Most of them have away the farm w vote by mail under the COVID hysteria earlier in 2020.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 14, 2021 1:37 PM  

@E
My Boomer older sister is paranoid about Alexa, which no 3rd part researchers have detected cheating yet, and refused to have one, but had all the far worse FB spyware apps on her phone.

Blogger urthshu February 14, 2021 2:00 PM  

>>It's because some SJW or algorithm picked you as a target

Everyone needs to realize it's an AI being trained. Allow it to continue without pushback or alternatives it can be roboHitler and then what will you do? You'll never be rid of it.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 14, 2021 2:11 PM  

Staying on converged platforms is highly antithetical to controlling or having any say on where and when you engage in the battlespace.
It's like letting the enemy select which ambush locations you can travel through.
When I left facebook some of my eternal boomer fb friends said "how are you going to fight if you are not online?"
They actually think this is fighting. They think that arguing with leftists, who want us broke, dead, etc., is going to make some kind of a difference. This might be why boomercons are so damned ineffective.
It's a trap. They could be arguing with bots for all they know. And seeing how lefty posts all seem to adhere to templates, talking points and narratives, even if there's a person at the keyboard, it's still a bot.
Where would the leftists, bots, and shills ho if everybody left? Imagine that. All they would end up doing is smelling each others farts. They can't survive on a platform not run by an amicable authority .
What gets lost in the mix is that real liberty has nothing to do with what others think. Real liberty is not needing to convince others to agree with you. Democracy has everybody frothing at the mouth because people can anonymously rob and destroy others they don't like with their votes. So engaging morons on social media is bolstering the One-ring tier power of democracy. We should be seeking to destroy it instead.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 14, 2021 5:04 PM  

Newscaper312 wrote:Only hope is Republican state legislatures, which control more states, getting heads out of their asses. Most of them have away the farm w vote by mail under the COVID hysteria earlier in 2020.
Don't know about your state, but in Alaska the GOP is firmly in the globohomo camp, and participates in a liberal majority in the legislature to freeze out the non-globohomo reps and senators. In short, don't expect good things to come out of your state capitol if it's like our state capitol.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 14, 2021 6:55 PM  

@Ominous

Alabama's is maybe semi-sane.
They've managed to have voter ID rules in place for several years that have withstood many court challenges, GOP governor, a woman no less, eased lockdowns months ago, etc.

Blogger Daniel February 14, 2021 8:54 PM  

It sounds truly idiotic

Blogger Bezzle February 14, 2021 10:49 PM  

As far I can glean, Sorbo has been a professionally blacklisted Christian for over a decade, but the talk-shows will still have him on from time to time. And he says he voted for both Bill Clinton.

Blogger Lando February 14, 2021 11:18 PM  

I ain't mad at him. What else is he supposed to do?

Blogger Akulkis February 15, 2021 3:27 AM  

>> Conservatives should learn and create their own platforms. Like Parler

Parler was NOT their own platform. If it was, it would still be around and operational.m

Parler was running on Amazon's AWS servers. You don't own shit, not even your own data or code, if you're storing and running on somebody else's hardware.

Blogger Akulkis February 15, 2021 3:34 AM  

>> Maybe we have to kill the stigma of being called racist before any of these idiots will consider the alternatives.

My response to the "Vox racist, blah, blah, blah" would have been direct and to the point:

"What kind of moron are you, as your response clearly indicates that you are a moron, and nothing but a moron, as you are both willfully ignorant and stupid. I need to know which particular classification of moron you have been previously identified as."

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