THREAD: Statement: I am disappointed at the cancellation of my 11/7 speech at @ACTforAmerica ‘s annual banquet, but I will not be deterred. There is a chilling “cancel culture” campaign being waged against patriotic journalists & activists — /1— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 7, 2019
— and apparently, not even Mar A Lago is a safe space. Here’s the real problem: The @splcenter & @CAIRNational seek to silence & eliminate political opponents by redefining criticism of their agenda & tactics as “hate.” /2— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 7, 2019
These character assassins exploit sympathetic & lazy journalists, like those at the @MiamiHerald Herald who targeted @ACTforAmerica @ACTBrigitte & me after receiving an SPLC alert over the weekend about our event. The smear merchants thrive on fear. /3— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 7, 2019
Mindless dissemination of false & defamatory labels must end, & I will do everything in my power to stop it–just as many of my friends & allies suing SPLC & CAIR have. I am a lover, not a hater, of my country. /4— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 7, 2019
I will continue to spread my message about the threat that #OpenBordersInc poses in any forum or space that will have me.— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 7, 2019
“An anti-Muslim organization had planned to host its annual gala next month at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla., before an apparent reversal on Sunday, a day after news reports appeared about the event.
The group, ACT for America, claims to be the nation’s largest grass-roots national security organization, and is considered the largest anti-Muslim group in the United States, according to the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks such groups.
Michelle Malkin, a conservative columnist, author and television commentator, had been the planned keynote speaker, according to an invitation that was posted on the organization’s website. …”
I was wondering who would be the next target.
Watch the Gavin McInnes documentary. He was destroyed by the mainstream media and the abject cowardice of his conservative allies. Not that he didn’t deserve it after throwing others under the bus. What brought this latest deplatforming triumph on?
A few days ago, Michael Edison Hayden at the SPLC wrote an article about the ACT for America conference at Mar-a-Lago.
“ACT for America is going in a new direction with the Mar-a-Lago event in Palm Beach, Florida. The group has traditionally held its annual conference, including a gala, around Sept. 11 in the Washington, D.C., area. This year’s ticket prices represent about a 400 percent increase over previous years, which ranged from $250 to $350.
The group is advertising the Nov. 7 gathering at Mar-a-Lago as a “National Security Dinner Gala” in which special political and legislative guests have been invited. …”
It was amplified by the Miami Herald.
“The anti-Muslim group ACT for America plans to host an annual gala at President Donald Trump’s South Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, according to an invitation posted on the group’s website.
Known for organizing the “March Against Sharia” in 2017, a nationwide protest attended by far-right and white supremacist groups, ACT for America is considered the largest anti-Muslim group in the country by organizations that monitor extremists, including the Anti-Defamation League, Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
While Trump’s properties have drawn scrutiny from good-government watchdogs, ACT for America would likely be the most controversial group to book a major event at Mar-a-Lago. The club, often considered the crown jewel of Trump’s business empire, has seen its revenue dip after the president’s controversial comments on race. …”
Good government watchdogs?
This is why I have tuned out of this charade. I don’t have any confidence at all in mainstream conservatives to do anything of value to reverse our decline. Michelle Malkin and Ashley St. Clair are too controversial for them now? Why should I shill or vote for these losers?
If the ADL and SPLC and their allies in the mainstream media can dictate to the mainstream Right who is respectable enough to be given a platform or to have a job in the United States, what use is the mainstream Right? Is it plausible to believe that anyone being policed by the likes of Jared Holt and Michael Edison Hayden is capable of conserving anything?