Jim Stone, Freelance Journalist
Defunding of alt media: A long frustrated talk with a good friend
Last night I made a call to a good friend to discuss how financing for the web site had been interfered with badly this month, and he had some very bad news on this topic. This particular friend does not do an alt media site, but he is connected very well with prominent alt media sites including this one, and was the guy who was titled "Russ Clarke" in the report "Tainted Nightmare". He has a very broad view of the real situation alt media is up against now.
To put it in few words, in short, we are toast.
He gave me a full explanation of what is going on. There are several very bad things going on, some I knew about, and others I had not figured out yet.
First of all, the left is scared to death because they are losing the war to alt media. However, alt media needs to be very scared right now, because the left has all the power via platforms such as adsense, all the search engines, complete ownership of all finiancial institutions, you name it, if you need it to survive they own it.
They have cut off financing to ALL the little guys. They hit Infowars hard by cutting off adsense, but that's not the same thing as making the bank "malfunction" across the board. My site, as much as I have noticed the interference and complained, is doing better than most, they are afraid of this one because it is potent and have not actually hammered an absolute shut down (though they tried a year and a half ago and failed because the direct IP saved it) at any rate, this is not about my site, I need to talk about what is going on elsewhere . . .
What is happening to people en masse (for the smaller bloggers) is if they depended on Wordpress, or Blogger, or Youtube, or any other second party server to work from, and also people who were on their own servers but did not actually have the traffic this site has (4.5 million uniques a year plus re-posts everywhere) for anyone who was sub 1 million they simply cut them off completely. They are cutting them off completely. They are gone. Most people don't notice it, because the names that got cut off are too small, but they represented an enormous grass roots backbone for the truth movement, and that backbone is now gone.
As a second level in their war against alt media, (for the larger harder targets they could not take offline outright) they are attacking the financing. Many many alt media people who endured the adsense bans, and endured having Chrome be programmed to block all ads that were not adsense, and were able to keep things going with donations and sales, these people are now facing direct financial interference with the actual financial institutions that make things go.
It is not only this web site, many other web sites are seeing product sales fall off, and interference with donations. You can't donate to this site at all anymore, if it is a donation that is not tracked by a sale, it simply won't work. Maybe it will briefly after I just said this, (to prove it does) but the reality is that it just does not work. People are fed bullshit errors and "try again laters" or silence, with the transaction terminated without them knowing, and (probably) outright theft. I was alarmed, because this good friend who is well connected said that this month, it started happening everywhere, to "everyone".
VERY IMPORTANT: what they are doing against alt media is flatly illegal, it is prosecutable, they know it, and they don't care because they expect to steal the 2018 elections, impeach Trump, and then send the law straight into the sewer. This is the scary part folks:
What they are doing at this point is the final softening of alt media, their final drive to weaken it so much via the cutting of finances and pre- elimination of as many voices as possible, so after they steal the election alt media will be too weak to speak out against it. They will then impeach Trump, and with him gone, they will simply shut alt media down completely. Have you noticed lately that many news outlets like the Washington Times have occasionally published stuff good enough to be on this web site? They are doing this to make people value alt media less, and make people believe they actually might tell the truth, before they commit the final kill.
After the final kill of alt media, according to this friend, all hell breaks loose.
Once they accomplish an effective squelching of alt media, we are going to see terror like we have never seen it before, and the only narrative will be the MSM narrative. We are going to have the guns get grabbed, and people will be carted off. They are going to launch a major war also, every last thing alt media fought against will become our every day reality, and the only ones around to comment on it will be filth, like CNN.
Last month, a super powerful AI was launched to destroy us.
Here are the probable capabilities of the AI (a guess, based upon what I have seen happen)
The AI will automatically look for new voices on the web that are not in line with the official line, and will remove those voices via the process of having everything on the internet go through an AI before it reaches the end reader. When a dissenting voice is heard, "server errors" and spam filters take care of the situation. No new voices will be sent a suspension notice, or told anything was done against them at all. Their project will simply go nowhere. No one who is not someone already will ever become anyone.
If a voice is an established voice, the AI is assigned to mess with finances, to cause as many glitches and errors as can possibly be conceivably believed. This will by itself, with nothing at all provable to any party, kill finances by 85 percent or more. No suspension notices sent, no warnings given, no notification whatsoever, "glitches" and "hiccups" will take care of it all, with absolutely no paper trail to prosecute. When a tech checks up on the problems, everything will be normal, and the one complaining will be stupid. The AI will know when to back off.
I noticed this with Fundrazr. That damn AI learned. At first, I could post and have no interference for about 10 hours. Then it cut to about 3 hours. Now the AI is so good at knowing things that it knows I changed routing in 10 minutes or less, and usually accomplishes a complete kill. People are simply not efficient or alert enough to do that.
Here is my message to others in alt media: Take steps now.
Cancel all projects that eat money.
Lay off all but the most needed staff, NOW.
If you are paying more for servers than you need to, change that.
Have all writers learn how to hand code HTML so absolutely no outsourcing is needed. Cut features from your web site that require knowledge you don't have, and currently pay for.
Rather than die completely, get on a bandwidth plan you can afford, and cut your web site to straight text if you have to, to keep within the bandwidth you can afford. No more flash intros and improperly compressed photos! Look at drudge. His site is crap and everyone hits it. DO THE SAME IF NEEDED, the message is worth a lot more than the glitz.
Get on direct IP access.
Get your servers offshore, in a safe haven.
If you use a platform such as Wordpress, Blogger, Youtube,or anything else, and you are real, expect to die in March. You are gone.
DO NOT buy that boat.
DO NOT buy that new 4x4.
DO NOT buy a whole bunch of new office furniture or anything else stupid right now, if your finances appear to be crushed this month it is not an illusion, it is the clarion call of war. Welcome to the new normal. NO MORE DINNER AT DENNYS.