Insofar as FREE SPEECH on social media or the internet, GAB has no equal — bar none! But free speech is not free; it has to be earned — with blood, sweat and tears.
And loyalty. And a little sacrifice. Sacrifice unfortunately is something few are today willing to make.
A short, sad story will explain it all…
Twenty-seven years ago I helped form a group of ‘activists’ in Cave Creek, Arizona we named Sonoran North. We were a group dedicated to preserving what was left of the Sonoran Desert after Phoenix and Scottsdale decided to become sprawling, disorganized cities as large as they possibly could be, competing with Mexifornia to the west. To that aim, Phoenix and Scottsdale politicians began destroying the desert. Just as politicians today are destroying our nation.
But that’s not the essence of the story.
Among the dozens and dozens of sad and sordid tales two stand out:
In Phoenix, a blind, mindless animal seeking to become ‘L.A. East,’ in response to a gigantic planned development, Sonoran North provided buses and a free meal (dinner) and asked residents who were moaning and groaning and complaining of what Phoenix was doing to hop onto a bus and join us at a city council meeting to voice opposition to the monstrous housing project.
In those days it usually had a positive effect and projects were often dramatically scaled back and we even had total victories, where housing projects were cancelled when large vocal groups showed up.
Sonoran North had hundreds of members and NOT ONE MEMBER OR OTHER PERSON TOOK UP OUR OFFER — NOT ONE! We offered a free meal and free transportation and yet nobody showed!
Oh, we got EXCUSES GALORE — like “my kid has a baseball game” and “I have to cook dinner” and other lame and numskull excuses. One person had the temerity (or perhaps stupidity) to ell us “I have to go shopping.”
The second example was in Scottsdale, where the city council wanted to bow to developers who wanted hundreds of homes built ON AN EXISTING HORSE TRAIL. This was the early 1990s and Scottsdale called itself “The West’s Most Western Town” and embraced horses. Even the police department uniforms sported an arm patch sporting that nonsensical claim. In one of my newspaper columns (I wrote a weekly opinion column at the time) I averred that Scottsdale was actually becoming the West’s most EASTERN town!
A group of homeowners led by Susie (last name omitted) asked us to help. So I asked Susie how many time she and her friends helped US — how many times they responded to OUR requests for help.
The answer was ZERO! Or NONE! Just like Phoenix.
And we refused her request. Her precious horse trails vanished because SHE WAS UNWILLING TO GET OFF HER ASS UNLESS IT AFFECTED HER!
The point of this is that if you are not willing to SACRIFICE you will get nothing in return. Imagine if the colonists looked at one another when it came time to rout the Redcoats and instead of dumping tea and fighting, told each other to do it!
Today far too many Americans (and non American freeloading invaders) are lazy, good for nothing loafers and moochers. But who can blame people when we have a government that doles out money, food stamps, free rent, free phones and free shit to everyone who asks for it (except white people who toil to supply it for the others)?
So what does all this have to do with GAB?
About a week ago I posted a request on GAB for my nearly 3,000 followers to PLEASE come look at a new website I created dedicated to WEATHER and to also PLEASE follow me on my new GAB account dedicated to that venue. Due to the miserable response (NONE!) that account has been deleted.
And just as happened in Arizona, NOT A SINGLE PERSON RESPONDED TO MY REQUEST — NOT ONE!
And that’s why we are losing the war with liberals and why we will in the end lose it for sure.
“I have to go to the ball game. I don’t have time. I have an itch…”
Okay, but remember that in the end in this world, you get what you give.
While GAB is a great free speech site, ‘Gabbers’ (as I call them) are far more interested in spewing than in giving.
BECAUSE AGAIN, NOT A SINGLE USER OF 3,000 BOTHERED TO FOLLOW ME OR TO EVEN HAVE A LOOK AT THE NEW WEBSITE!
That is their prerogative. But as in Arizona, I do not and will not toil to help those who do not reciprocate. And in this case reciprocating would have taken 30 seconds and a click of the mouse.
And so, thanks to another complete lack of interest to a simple request, on July 4 (MY INDEPENDENCE DAY!) I closed my GAB account because like God (if he exists), I help only those who help themselves.
This is how it all falls apart.