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Leftist Cabals Are “Calling the Shots” in America

Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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Many people have argued almost since inauguration day that President Biden is not the one running America on a daily basis or making many of the decisions. The normal guessing game about who is running the show focuses on Biden’s chief of staff, close advisors like the secretary of state and national security advisor, the Vice President, and the First Lady, among others. 

But forget the palace intrigue at The White House for a moment. Who is calling the shots as to what you, I, or anyone, especially public figures, can think or say on television, in print, or on social media?

That there is a liberal media mob in America is not new or even news, though the elites that own the major networks and their top anchors still fail to see or acknowledge this mob. It’s the equivalent of pointing out the surroundings to a school of swimming fish. “What water?” the fish would retort.

One need only look to yesterday for the latest example of someone who stepped on a liberal “land mine.” Former Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang defended Joe Rogan, on whose show he appeared in 2019, in a tweet that noted Rogan is not racist. “I don’t think Joe Rogan is a racist – the man interacts with and works with black people literally all of the time.” Yang added, “Do I know black friends of Joe’s who would swear by him? Yes, I do.”

The Twitter Universe lit up. The social media backlash was swift and fierce. 

We often hear terms and phrases like that. But what or who exactly is the Twitter Universe? It’s not an easy question to answer. But it seems clear—there is a cabal of liberal elite activists who monitor speech in America, especially that of political figures and the Hollywood crowd. Straying from the progressive playbook risks public punishment. Of course, it’s not always known ahead of time what can be said, or what will be tolerated by the cabal. After all, the playbook isn’t an actual, physical book.

So, what is the definition of a cabal? Oxford Languages says, “a secret political clique or faction.” Merriam Webster says, “the contrived schemes of a group of persons secretly united in a plot.”

People essentially have two choices when the cabal comes for you. You can either repent or double down on what you said or think. Choose the former, and you might continue to be relevant, perhaps able to appear again on radio or television or be able to run for office again. Choose the latter, and you risk being marginalized, pilloried, or ultimately canceled. 

Back to Andrew Yang. He repented within 24 hours. “I deleted the tweet because it was wrong-headed. It also hurt people, which is never my intent. I’m sorry. I’m learning and appreciate those who reached out to express their feelings.” Yang will likely survive.

Who dares double down? J.K. Rowling did. We’re familiar with the Harry Potter author’s war with leftist cabals over her initial tweet that only women menstruate. She continued to stand with biology. She explained being an ally of the LGBTQ and trans community when it came to discrimination. No matter. She has essentially been canceled. 

Remember actor John Cena calling Taiwan, which is a free and capitalist bastion, a country? That offended China’s communist party. Cena was quick to apologize to the communists. 

Why should we care about leftist cabals? Because no one is safe. Freedom of speech and/or expressing one’s opinion is becoming dangerous. The losers are all of us, as more speech has always been considered healthy in a free and enlightened society. 

Leftist cabals have even had a chilling effect on comedy. If there was one group that has historically been allowed to criticize, make fun of, or say whatever they wanted, it has been comedians. Comedians now fear the cabals in practicing their craft. Everything and everyone used to be on the table. No person or political party was safe. That was the point of comedy. We wanted to laugh. No more.

Look at the flack that comedian Bill Maher, a staunch liberal, has been getting for a year. Who’s angry at him? MAGA supporters? GOP Congressmen? Right-wing media? No. It’s leftist cabals. What is Maher’s crime? Maher has been outing the cancel crowd and progressives for being so far outside the mainstream that even liberals like him don’t recognize what it is to be a Democrat anymore.

We need free speech and more of it. We need the Joe Rogans of the world to question those in authority of all stripes. We need the contrarians, like Dr. Scott Atlas, to take on groupthink. Remember when he said in June 2020 that kids belong in school for in-person learning? Atlas was called things unfit to print here, yet the American Society of Pediatrics concurred with him just one month later.

The point is this. One need not agree with, like, believe, or even care what Andrew Yang, Joe Rogan, Bill Maher, or Dr. Scott Atlas thinks or says. But surely society as a whole is better off hearing from many voices across the political spectrum, and the names in this essay are indeed that. The alternative is to allow a cabal of nameless, leftist elites from academia, Hollywood, and the media mob to narrow what we hear and, worse, what we can say or think.

Jeff Szymanski works in political communications for AMAC, a senior benefits organization with nearly 2.4 million members. He previously taught high school economics for 15 years.

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Karen
Karen
2 years ago

It’s a damn shame this is going on. Why would they want to destroy the USA. They live here (unfortunately) and I would assume they will suffer as we are suffering for having a very ignorant government. Money and power have blinded these idiots. The devil is working very hard and he is winning. We cannot let this happen. Rise up America, we must work harder.

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 years ago

The NEO-MAXI, ZOOM DWEEBIES are calling the shots.

Gee! I feel so safe. What a SCARY thought.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

Nothing new. I think most people already realize Biden is nothing more than a puppet being manipulated to benefit the left.

Jason
Jason
2 years ago

Good article.

Bill T
Bill T
2 years ago

Is there such a thing as a conservative Republican that is a Hollywood actor anymore? You even dare think of defending our country and our constitution you are CANCELLED! Unless your whoppi of course ( she’s right now cruising the French Riviera on a 150 ft yacht) in a few weeks they’ll showcase her and she’ll be a bigger celebrity than ever! Anyone else a canceled loser and completely finished. The hypocrisy is just unbelievable.

Bruce
Bruce
2 years ago

He asks the question, looks at the symptoms but provides no answer as if it unknowable. The “ elites” and elitist organizations are known if one wants to know. The problem is the scope of influence that they have manage to wield in the upper circles of political and corporate operations, making that seemingly untouchable as far as true justice is concerned. They hide behind the scenes while directing our very lives like orchestra conductors. But is it our compliance that perpetuates this control? Educate, expose and take what action one can is a noble goal.

Chigger
Chigger
2 years ago

F¥€k China

Cynthia
Cynthia
2 years ago

We must continue to speak up for conservative ideals!

Mike B
Mike B
2 years ago

Your right Jeff.I would only add that some group is above and controlling the media,Leftist,Hollywood,and more.????

Dessi
Dessi
2 years ago

Time over due to start taking shots at these m-f’rs

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

The only decisions Biden is making on a daily basis is what flavor of ice cream to have ????????????

Don
Don
2 years ago

I’m wondering if Pres.Hiden Realizes he is the leader of the Mexican Cartel. He’s keeping the border open for them to bring criminals across and drugs that kill Americans. I would like to see him go to our border and watch what is happening there. He and Camel Harris no nothing about what is going on at the borders. Some of those so called flights ought to drop the immigrants off near where they live like in Delaware.

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

Out of the tens of millions of people in the country, why do we get so alarmed when a miniscule of a fraction of them get on Twitter and respond to something ideologically and suggest “canceling” others as if they were TV programs instead of people? Why are we so concerned about what the Twitter-posters say and fail to recognize the silent vast majority?

Morbious
Morbious
2 years ago

In 21st century America wealthy dissidents back down over fear of disapproval. In 20th century russia there was real fear of the gulags, pysch hospitals or death but still many spoke up. Im dismayed at how quickly celebs grovel for forgiveness. It doesnt bode well for our future.

Tim Toroian
Tim Toroian
2 years ago

That’s because the only way to really stop them would be with high-speed wireless devices and civilized people believe the situation is not yet that dire.

Adonis
Adonis
2 years ago

Agree. But forget about worthless deep state establishment RINOs led by Mitch McConnell and his close RINO leadership ilk helping out. Didn’t McConnell supply votes to pass infrastructure green bill? Didn’t he do the same helping with national debt limit ceiling increase to allow the left to print more money and throw more fuel on inflation? This is the crowd working hand-in-glove with the Marxist left helping to destroy middle class.

Lincoln Sorensen
Lincoln Sorensen
2 years ago

The cabal is headed by George Soros. Seems no one, not even AMAC is willing to ever mention Soros’s name, as evidenced by the fact that the cabal AKA the swamp has been established and active for decades and hasn’t just been established when Biden was inaugurated. Biden’s money funneled through many “charitable” organizations Soros founded, many of which receive grants (our tax dollars) are used to undermine America. Wake up America!!!!!

BwaHa
BwaHa
2 years ago

You mean Biden’s NOT calling the shots?! THANK THE GOOD LORD! Biden’s a self serving failure as a wannabe POTUS, IMHO!

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!

FJB! LET’S GO BRANDON!

PattyRN MA
PattyRN MA
2 years ago

There are some things you can do. Stop going to the movies. Don’t watch the Emmy’s or the Golden Globes or anything of that ilk. Don’t venerate sports figures whose every other word out of their mouth is “racist.” Don’t support LGBTQ. You are letting less than 2% of our population control us. Stop your dependency on computers. Stay away from Facebook, Twitter and all social media sites. Honestly, how did you survive before this? Friends, books, activities – there are lots of choices instead of sitting in front of a white screen. My friends are exclusively conservative. I cannot hold a conversation with a liberal without both of us escalating into outright anger and shouting and stomping away. As to college? Pick them carefully. They are liberal bastions. There are good conservative colleges out there. Scout them out. Hillsdale is one of them. I had a college professor stand directly in front of me screaming and ranting that there is no God because I had raised my hand as a believer and fell into his trap. I held my ground and forever after remained on high alert in my courses. Don’t ever, ever watch The View. Watch Fox News or Newsmax or OAN if it has not been canceled by the liberal demons. We can regain our country and our world as this problem is not just ours. It is worldwide. George Soros has widespread connections. Obama just bought an island in the Caribbean in addition to owning a millionaire mansion near Chappaquiddick. How did he become a multi, multi millionaire? Where did Nancy Pelosi get $121 million dollars? Follow the money. You will find a liberal encampment nearby. No one becomes a millionaire on a government salary of $220K. Attend church regularly. It is food for your spirit.

Phyl
Phyl
2 years ago

The demoncrats are pathetic criminal, lying bigots. They are the sewer rats working within the sewer of Washington.

jocko
jocko
2 years ago

soros, obama AND THE clintons ARE CALLING THE SHOTS TO DESTROY OUR ONCE GREAT NATION

Owen Shrock
Owen Shrock
2 years ago

Great article Captain Obvious, your preaching to the choir.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Leftist cabals are calling shots with input from China, has 2 be, right

anna hubert
anna hubert
2 years ago

nothing new under the sun it’s more obvious now because there are more of them the result or 40 yrs of “education” system it happened on our watch and it started when we stopped being parents and became pals and became permissive rather then insisting on discipline

William Trimble
William Trimble
2 years ago

Rigged elections have catastrophic consequences. Not only is the U.S. being destroyed, but the whole world will suffer as a result. There will soon be a one world government unless the sheeple of the world wake up. You will own nothing and be happy (or not).

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
2 years ago

These “people,” who put China and other nations ahead of OUR country, need to be reined in. Soros, Zuckerberg, Dorsey, and others are TRAITORS. When the GOP takes the House, we need laws which will block “nonprofits” from financing Democrat get-out-the- vote (illegally) drives.
MAGA

Timothy Funderburk
Timothy Funderburk
2 years ago

These people of this cabal need to be called out whenever possible. With the measure they judge, they will be judged.

capt_J
capt_J
2 years ago

The tragic truth is that, as long as we have the main stream media gaslighting and sustaining the Twitter sheeple, the problem will continue. The majority of the social oppression comes from low-information knee-jerk twits who are only parroting what they’ve heard from a friend or (shudder) Brian Stelter and the rest of the propagandists.

Sean Richman
Sean Richman
2 years ago

If the liberals win,AMERICA loses,and AMERICA seems to be losing.

Pat
Pat
2 years ago

The real problem we have is that the “enemy” to our rights & freedoms lives among us, dismantling the U.S. Constitution a bit at a time… but steadily committed to the destruction of the greatest nation on the globe.
Will that patiently, complex “enemy” be stopped?

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

Might be Joe Biden calling the shots. He is crazy!!!!!!!!! Money hungry! A LIAR…!

Ruth
Ruth
2 years ago

Good article!

Amacer
Amacer
2 years ago

The cabals of the Left are demonic, collectively called Legion.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

Really enjoyed this article, very insightful and honest!
This absurdity and elimination of Freedom is
exactly what is facing Our Country.
Wake up People, We the People MUST regain control and Save America!

Art
Art
2 years ago

May I suggest that “THE TWITTER UNIVERSE” IS ACTUALLY ONLY A BUNCH OF “TWITS”? They have nothing in their lives but the internet/social media. They are cowards who hide behind the electronics. They are the judges and juries on FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Too bad that they take advantage of that freedom to become twits on Twitter.

Garye
Garye
2 years ago

This battle is fought by speaking loudly against the woke ridiculousness and restrictive policies of the marxist democrats,NOT be sitting idily by like lambs for slaughter!

Eamonn Thomas Smyth
Eamonn Thomas Smyth
2 years ago

If a monkey sits in the White House does that make him the President?

SteveL
SteveL
2 years ago

Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves while our enemies are happily watching our destruction from within!

tika
tika
2 years ago

the free country of taiwan!

JJ Johnson-Smith
JJ Johnson-Smith
2 years ago

The real issue here, is that we on the Right have OBEYED the Leftist Speech Police and Censors for a very long time, rather than tell them where to stuff their infantile demands, and say whatever we please. No one has a RIGHT to NOT be offended, they simply have a choice to avoid platforms they find offensive. The Right CHOOSES not to watch CNN or Late Night, Liberal Talk Shows, etc. We don’t call for their cancellation, because we ALL have a RIGHT to Speak Freely in America. What we SHOULD be doing, is EXERCISING our Rights, every minute of every day, and telling the Bullies to Stuff It! Speak as you wish, where and when you wish, and voice your views and opposition whenever you feel the need.Support others who are targeted for their speech and assist them in defending their right to do so, even if you have never met them! Keep your children OUT of Liberal Schools and Universities, and teach them what THEIR Rights ARE and how to USE them.

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

It’s a damn shame this is going on. Why would they want to destroy the USA. They live here (unfortunately) and I would assume they will suffer as we are suffering for having a very ignorant government. Money and power have blinded these idiots. The devil is working very hard and he is winning. We cannot let this happen. Rise up America, we must work harder.

Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd
2 years ago

I am surprised this is in question. I would think that any rational person paying attention would know that Socialist billionaires like George Soros and Communist China are making most of the decisions that come out of the White House. 

David Millikan
David Millikan
2 years ago

The NEO-MAXI, ZOOM DWEEBIES are calling the shots.

Gee! I feel so safe. What a SCARY thought.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

Nothing new. I think most people already realize Biden is nothing more than a puppet being manipulated to benefit the left.

Jason
Jason
2 years ago

Good article.

Bill T
Bill T
2 years ago

Is there such a thing as a conservative Republican that is a Hollywood actor anymore? You even dare think of defending our country and our constitution you are CANCELLED! Unless your whoppi of course ( she’s right now cruising the French Riviera on a 150 ft yacht) in a few weeks they’ll showcase her and she’ll be a bigger celebrity than ever! Anyone else a canceled loser and completely finished. The hypocrisy is just unbelievable.

Bruce
Bruce
2 years ago

He asks the question, looks at the symptoms but provides no answer as if it unknowable. The “ elites” and elitist organizations are known if one wants to know. The problem is the scope of influence that they have manage to wield in the upper circles of political and corporate operations, making that seemingly untouchable as far as true justice is concerned. They hide behind the scenes while directing our very lives like orchestra conductors. But is it our compliance that perpetuates this control? Educate, expose and take what action one can is a noble goal.

Chigger
Chigger
2 years ago

F¥€k China

Cynthia
Cynthia
2 years ago

We must continue to speak up for conservative ideals!

Mike B
Mike B
2 years ago

Your right Jeff.I would only add that some group is above and controlling the media,Leftist,Hollywood,and more.????

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