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1: Grumpy Opinions is a platform for Conservatives to express their opinions and to bring to light that which the globalist media complex (aka Mainstream Media) will not. Our members, authors, contributors, editors and readers believe that their views are not represented by Progressive elites of both parties, a globalist media complex of pro-abortion, pro-gun control, stealth jihad, Socialist and Communist, anti-Christian, anti-Conservative, anti-Semitic, anti-free speech, anti-American ideologues. This, of course, would include the likes of Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube.
Such entities endorse all aspects of political correctness and while pretending to demand tolerance of others have declared war on Conservative values and are themselves fiercely intolerant and antagonistic toward free speech, thought, American values and exceptionalism.
Case in point, the purge of Conservative opinions from mainstream media sites, shadow banning, censorship AND suspension of Conservative social media accounts resulting from social media algorithms that track Conservatives and social media abuse reports (aka discrimination) filed by Progressive trolls/bots determined to silence Conservative voices (aka the purge).
Another example is the intentional mislabeling of Conservative voices as “Russian bots” and/or “Russian trolls” by Progressive bureaucrats and their puppet masters lurking in the shadows.
While there are “Russian bots” and/or “Russian trolls” sowing chaos on social media, the intentional mislabeling of Conservative voices as “Russian bots” and/or “Russian trolls” by the Communist media complex, Progressive bureaucrats, pundits and supporting entities is intended to suppress free speech, thought, concerns and interests of Conservatives.
Conservatives are not “Russian bots” and/or “Russian trolls.”
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