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    Post Texas Governor Abbott: ďAnti-Semitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas"

    This is surprising as there had been increasing trend of GOP and MAGA supporters shunned by main stream social media moving to sites like gab and parler.

    Gov. Greg Abbott in twitter posted video : “Anti-Semitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas”

    Texas Gov. Abbott Calls Gab ‘Anti-Semitic.’ Maybe He Should Tell His Own Party.

    David Gilbert
    March 11, 2021

    Gab isn’t having a very good time right now.
    The social media platform that brands itself as a bastion of “free speech” has been hacked twice in recent weeks. Private conversations from users have been posted online. Banks are refusing to do business with the company. And now, the governor of Texas has launched a direct attack on it.

    “Anti-Semitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas, and certainly do not represent Texas values,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a video posted on Twitter Wednesday evening showing him sitting between state representatives Phil King and Craig Goldman, and in front of an Israeli flag.

    It is unclear why Abbott posted the video on Wednesday directly attacking Gab for antisemitism. In the short clip, he mentions that he supports legislation sponsored by King and Goldman, but doesn’t say what that legislation is.

    On Wednesday Goldman introduced legislation related to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Advisory Committee, but that would have no impact on Gab. Abbott, Goldman, and King did not immediately respond to VICE News’ request for comment.

    Abbott posted the video on Wednesday directly attacking Gab for antisemitism. In the short clip, he mentions that he supports legislation sponsored by King and Goldman, but doesn’t say what that legislation is.

    On Wednesday Goldman introduced legislation related to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Advisory Committee, but that would have no impact on Gab. Abbott, Goldman, and King did not immediately respond to VICE News’ request for comment.
    vice.com/en/article/wx8334/texas-gov-abbott-calls-gab-antisemitic-maybe-he-should-tell-his-own-party


    TX governor is not new to controversial statements though but lately seems to be in headlines more often.


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    Be interesting to see how RNC and TX GOP leadership respond to this, TX GOP was currently headed by AIPAC leaning Republican and controversial SWC Allen West. Ted Cruz, prospective 2024 GOP Presidential candidate linked to AIPAC and CUFI and sometimes also known as 'Lyin Ted', is also prominent in TX GOP politics.



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    Texas Holocaust and Genocide Advisory Committee
    I wonder what kind of responses I would get from a credible argument made that the next genocide will take place in Texas (and other states) and will be carried out against white people?
    Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. - Heinrich Heine 1823

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    Abbott is big pussy. TX needs new leadership
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
    - Kim Kardashian

    Donald Trump / Rand Paul (Vice Pres) 2016!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    I wonder what kind of responses I would get from a credible argument made that the next genocide will take place in Texas (and other states) and will be carried out against white people?
    If a genocide is carried out against white people, it will be labelled as a mostly peaceful extermination
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
    - Kim Kardashian

    Donald Trump / Rand Paul (Vice Pres) 2016!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    I wonder what kind of responses I would get from a credible argument made that the next genocide will take place in Texas (and other states) and will be carried out against white people?
    I'll try to offer a credible argument but need to understand your definition of the term "genocide" as political use of this term as been increasing lately and sometimes used too lightly.
    Do you view what happened to native-American population in the Americas few centuries back as "genocide"?

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    As a Gov you should not be concerned with social media or jews .Do your job dip$#@! .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Abbott is big pussy. TX needs new leadership
    Yep indeed it does
    .
    .DON'T TAX ME BRO!!!

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    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

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    Interesting coincidence that gab is facing attacks from TX governor and hackers at the same time.
    Governor's stance also appears to be causing fracturing within Christian Conservatives community.


    Hacktivists Attack Controversial Christian Conservative Social Media Site Gab, Leak 70 Gigabytes of Hacked Data Including Private Messages and Passwords

    Scott Ikeda ∑ March 10, 2021
    When Donald Trump was banned from major social media platforms and conservative personalities cried foul over censorship measures earlier this year, a number migrated to Parler. When Parler suffered hosting difficulties and data breaches, some opted to move on to Gab instead. A hacktivist group calling itself “Distributed Denial of Secrets” has taken it upon itself to expose the sites users, dumping some 70 gigabytes of hacked data that includes highly sensitive personal information, messages and passwords.

    The hacktivist group calls the breach “GabLeaks,” and it includes all (some 40 million) of Gab’s public and private posts minus any attached pictures or video. It also includes an unknown amount of both user and group passwords. The hacktivist group is not making the hacked data available to the general public, instead promising to share it selectively with journalists and academics who have characterized the data as a gold mine of research material regarding ” … everything surrounding January 6.”
    cpomagazine.com/cyber-security/hacktivists-attack-controversial-christian-conservative-social-media-site-gab-leak-70-gigabytes-of-hacked-data-including-private-messages-and-passwords/






    Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Vice-Chair Cat Parks called on the state party to drop the social media platform Gab from its use.

    Texas GOP Declines to Drop Gab


    This week — a look at Texas politics the week of the legislative bill filing deadline.
    Brad JohnsonMarch 12, 2021

    Texas GOP Chairman Allen West (left) and Gov. Greg Abbott (right)

    Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Vice-Chair Cat Parks called on the state party to drop the social media platform Gab from its use.
    “Gab is not a viable or healthy outlet for RPT to share our message of opportunity, liberty, and personal empowerment. That is why I have formally requested that our communications team cease communications on Gab and deactivate our account until further notice,” Parks stated in a Tuesday release.

    Gab has been accused of allowing antisemitic comments on its platform — something Parks says she identified after “spen[ding] more time researching it.”
    Parks added, “Free speech is an issue of enormous concern for Texans. There can be no question where the Texas GOP stands on the issue of racism and anti-Semitism.”
    Governor Greg Abbott jumped in on the issue, stating, “Antisemitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas, and certainly do not represent Texas values.” Not pulling any punches, Gab responded to both Abbott and Parks in a statement, saying, “The enemies of freedom smear us with every name in the book because they hate America and they hate free speech. It’s a shame to see a GOP politician fall for this trap when conservative values are under sustained attack all over the country.”
    thetexan.news/the-back-mic-texas-gop-declines-to-drop-gab-puc-gives-ground-on-telecom-fee-senators-lobby-for-electricity-repricing/





    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Abbott is big pussy. TX needs new leadership
    Not a fan of Abbott's policies that had enabled culture of globalist interventions, racial supremacy in domestic/foreign policy etc but in his defense he's governor of the state that is home of probably the most powerful Christian Evaneglical lobby in the US CUFI (Christians United For Israel) with close ties to top leaders in both major parties.. Pence, Trump, Lieberman, McCain, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham to name a few. Like Prez Trump, Texas Pastor John Hagee led CUFI had also shown strong leadership against anti-semitism in the past.


    Trump administration launches global effort to fight anti-semitism
    02-06-2019 Emily Jones
    Courtesy: United States Army
    JERUSALEM, Israel – Elan Carr, the United States' newly-appointed special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, will take his first trip to Belgium and Slovakia this week.




    Mark Levin, John Hagee fight anti-Semitism
    Conservative commentator Mark Levin and Pastor John Hagee contributed to the fight against anti-Semitism with a “historic” event Sunday night that raised more ...

    Pastor Hagee: You can't be a Christian and an anti-Semite
    A Christian is someone who's driven by the love of God, and anti-Semitism is driven by hate,” said Pastor John Hagee, founder and national chairman of ...


    This far-right Christian organization wants to use foreign policy to pursue the end times—and it has an ally in Trump.

    Sarah Lazare October 5, 2020
    Televenangelical pastor John Hagee attends a Christian United For Israel (CUFI) summit in Jerusalem, on March 8, 2010. GALI TIBBON/AFP via Getty Images

    On September 13, evangelical pastor John Hagee stood before San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church — which seats 5,400 people and is televised to millions more — and told congregants how to vote on November 3. ​“In the forthcoming presidential election let every bible-believing Christian go vote the bible,” he said, to the cheering and applause of a tightly packed crowd of mask-less worshipers (On October 4, news broke that Hagee has been diagnosed with Covid-19). He continued, ​“Take America back from the god of socialism that now threatens the very survival of this nation.”
    Hagee was referring to President Donald Trump in all but name, a significant endorsement from someone whose sphere of influence extends far beyond his mega-church and its related school system. Hagee is the founder of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), an organization that claims 9 million members (a number that may or may not be inflated) and may be more influential with the right than the well-known American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). CUFI has tremendous reach among U.S. churches and exerts profound sway over the white evangelical Christian base that turned out en masse for Trump in 2016. ​“Christian Zionism,” the political ideology that animates the organization, is premised on an end-times prophecy which CUFI translates into a bloody, confrontational foreign policy that has made stunning strides over the past four years.
    inthesetimes.com/article/christians-united-for-israel-zionism-john-hagee-donald-trump-israel-palestine-iran



    Related

    Trump calls on Ilhan Omar to resign from Congress for ‘anti-Semitism’
    February 12, 2019
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump called on Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to resign from Congress for what he said was her anti-Semitism.
    “It’s terrible what she said and I think she should either resign from Congress, or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “What she said is so deep-seated in her heart that her lame apology, and that’s what it was, it was lame and she didn’t mean a word of it, was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress.”
    Omar, in her first term in the Congress, said Sunday on Twitter that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee pays lawmakers to be pro-Israel.

    Flashback: Trump calls Pat Buchanan 'Hitler lover', 'anti-semite'

    David Duke supported Trump in 2016 and now supports Ilhan Omar



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    If a genocide is carried out against white people, it will be labelled as a mostly peaceful extermination
    +rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    As a Gov you should not be concerned with social media or jews .Do your job dip$#@! .
    I know, right?

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    MSM mostly took a pass but Christianity Daily has published Founder's respnse to TX governor's statement :


    Gab, The Social Media Founded By A Christian To Protect Free Speech, Is Now ‘Too Big To Ignore’

    By Ruth Aguantia Mar 16, 2021


    (Photo : Gab.com) Gab founder Andrew Torba reacted to Gov. Abbott's accusation that the website is "anti-semitic," saying that the governor's statement seemed to have shown that the platform has become "too big" to be ignored.
    Following the Christian CEO's creation of a social media network that seeks to fight the Democrat-supported practice of cancel culture and Big Tech censorship, he cannot believe that the Texas governor, a Republican who is expected to defend the rights of conservatives, would "explicitly called out" Gab. Torba expressed his disappointment over the "false narrative" on his Gab article.

    "When I first watched the video of Gov. Abbott saying Gab had 'no place in Texas,' I truthfully thought it was a deepfake. There was no way that the Governor of Texas explicitly called out the website I run with my family from an undisclosed rural farm in Pennsylvania," he began.
    In disbelief, he had to play the video again but confirmed that it was indeed shared from the governor's verified social media account.

    "I hit play again. 'Anti-semitic platforms like Gab have no place in Texas and certainly do not represent Texas values.' I did another double take, but quickly confirmed it was a video shared from Gov. Abbott's verified Twitter account," he said.

    Torba then realized something about Gab, flourishing into a powerful social media organization.

    "This was it. This was Gab's moment. We had become too big to ignore," he pointed out.
    Torba dismissed the governor's claim that the platform is "anti-semitic," stating that even Jewish users themselves "debunked" the allegation. He said that the politician was just "using his position of authority" to attack a startup company "run by a Christian man whose entire mission is to defend free speech online."
    "The simple truth of the matter is that the GOP Establishment can no longer ignore Gab. They've done so at their own peril for five years now while they whined about "Big Tech censorship" without ever actually doing anything to stop it," he continued.

    Torba added that his company "is a force to be reckoned with" and that Gov. Abbott and his allies have done a "big mistake", thinking that Gab is too small to fight back his "despicable comments."

    The CEO then revealed that he sent numerous emails addressing the politician's false statement, driving many to defend Gab in their articles. People, including other Republicans, have also hit Gov. Abbott's tweet, making him a "laughing stock" in the platform.

    Furthermore, he disclosed that Gab is consistently growing with millions of people joining the network every month. He predicted that the company will be a "tremendous force" in the next two elections.

    He also warned that the "fiasco" with Gov. Abbott must serve as a lesson and advised the Republicans to "get on Gab, or get out of the way."

    "In the end, that's exactly what Gov. Abbott's own party did," he said towards the end of his statement, adding a link of a Breitbart article showing GOP members defending Gab from the governor's statement.

    Torba concluded with four meaningful lines, describing Gab and his stance:

    Gab is inevitable.
    America First is inevitable.
    Jesus is King.

    Get used to it.

    Last month, following his revelations that his company has been deplatformed by various service providers, Torba urged Christians to support organizations that are building and share the Christian values.

    christianitydaily.com/articles/11172/20210316/gab-the-social-media-founded-by-a-christian-to-protect-free-speech-is-now-too-big-to-ignore.htm



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