Saturday, May 18, 2024

Is a Pro-Israel Lobby Behind the TikTok Ban Conversation?

No I don’t have TikTok and yes I despise the self-aggrandizing narcissism it promotes.

That said, I cannot deny that it is one of the main reasons why my classroom has been rife with fruitful discussion concerning world events. Frankly put, a lot of my teenage students are being red-pilled by digital soldiers on TikTok all the time. They actually come to me with news.


MIND WAR: Big Tech and the Censorship-Industrial Complex

First Comes DC–Then Comes TikTok and Any Other Enemy

When Trump was making moves to ban TikTok a few years ago, for me, the elimination of said narcissism outweighed what was, back then, a still developing awakening in the age group I teach. Then in June 2021, Biden dropped Trump’s executive orders, which had been blocked by the courts anyway.

“President Biden is right to revoke these Trump administration executive orders, which blatantly violated the First Amendment rights of TikTok and WeChat users in the United States,” said Ashley Gorski, a senior lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union. “The Commerce Department’s review of these and other apps must not take us down the same misguided path, by serving as a smokescreen for future bans or other unlawful actions.”

This development was interesting enough for a writer who is constantly researching the information and patterns we are experiencing in this mind war. Even more telling was Trump’s slight shift on TikTok just recently, a part of the story I explored in the two above articles.

“There are a lot of people on TikTok that love it. There are a lot of young kids on TikTok who will go crazy without it,” Trump told CNBC on Monday, saying that without it “you can make Facebook bigger and I consider Facebook to be an enemy of the people”. He said that while he still believes TikTok is a national security risk, other apps are a risk as well, and singled out the Meta-owned platform: “I think Facebook has been very bad for our country, especially when it comes to elections.” Last week, he said banning TikTok would help “Facebook and Zuckerschmuck double their business”, referring to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

Trump would add, as he often reminds people, that “there’s a lot of good and there’s a lot of bad” with TikTok. Americans should be pleased that he does this. To me it comes off more as a person reminding the public of nuance–and against the trap of mutually exclusive thinking. 

And oddly enough, such a lesson may help us not only see China in a more complex way, but Israel as well. It is quite providential that these two stories have converged at this moment in time–Israel and Tiktok–a pattern of the electronic battlefield that becomes more and more obvious by the week.

As seemingly disparate stories come together, more hidden truth bubbles to the surface.

This latest convergence goes back to October when the notion of the TikTok ban came back into focus, this time not under Trump’s watchful eye, but because of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Prominent Republicans joined the fray, the latest sign (back then) of the Uniparty joining forces. Israel per se didn’t matter in the pattern. It was the awkward speed and the rhetoric employed that sent up red flags for me.

“While data security issues are paramount, less often discussed is TikTok’s power to radically distort the world picture that America’s young people encounter. Israel’s unfolding war with Hamas is a crucial test case,” Hawley said in a letter to US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday. Hawley cited a recent Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll in which 51 percent of Americans aged 18-24 said that Hamas’s October 7 attacks on Israel could be justified by Palestinians’ grievances, in contrast to older Americans who overwhelmingly back Israel. “Analysts have attributed this disparity to the ubiquity of anti-Israel content on TikTok, where most young internet users get their information about the world,” Hawley said. Rubio said last month that TikTok was among a number of platforms that had become “cesspools of [pro-Hamas] misinformation and indoctrination” and a vehicle for “brainwashing.”

Right around that same time, I was exhorting people to watch Israel’s behavior in the coming weeks and months, and frankly nothing that has happened since then, especially their all-out onslaught of Rafah last week, has changed my mind. I still loathe the terrorism carried out by the Muslims. And I loathe the indiscretions carried out by the State of Israel, because much of what they are doing–and what American Christians are supporting–is based on an awfully convenient reading of the Old Testament. It was precisely what I expected.


To the American Government: Get Out of Israel’s Way (Oct 10)

The Lie Is Happening Now. Let’s Not Wait (Yet Again) To Look Back to See It (Oct 12)

You Pose Some Good Questions, Senator, But We the People Will Be Watching (Oct 14)

Vivek on Israel: That’s Not a Question for Later. That’s a Question for Now (Oct 15)

There are several other such articles, but time forces me to leave it at that. From the very beginning, I wasn’t proposing that America get out of Israel’s way thinking they actually would. The pattern had long made it clear that Israel would, over time, show themselves for who they really are, not to mention their hand in the American cookie jar.

Fast forward seven months, and it turns out the politician who put forward the legislation to ban TikTok was Mike Gallagher, who receives huge funding not only from the Israel lobby through AIPAC, but also from Palantir, whose technology is being used in Gaza by Israel.

There is a 12-post thread on X from Keith Woods that illustrates some incredibly convenient coincidences. With so much of this great awakening, as one saying goes, how many coincidences does it take before something becomes mathematically impossible?

Do you see the Overton Window sliding even more?

Here is a sprinkling of posts from that Keith Woods X thread, then a little information about Thomas Massie. There is a lot of stuff like this readily available out there that, if nothing else, should keep us raising questions.

There is a mountain of evidence and a pattern long hiding in plain view, but it can be disconcerting delving into these things because we know that this is difficult information, especially for our conservative audience. There is so much to see in videos of Benjamin Netanyahu–both old and new–and the State of Israel’s condescending attitude toward America. There is so much to see concerning a most frightening Khazarian Mafia I haven’t addressed directly yet. There are declassified government documents that might shock. There is a history between Palestine and Israel (and the West) that goes back well beyond the 7th of October, 2023.

So much of this, if not all of it, has to do with the Old Testament.

Forgive the following language, but we’re all adults here and people need to know this. As always I invite you to scan the comment section to get a bit of the pulse out there, perhaps some views you might not encounter otherwise.


Just before press time, I ran across this old video and thought it might provide more context (2:25):

Operation Mockingbird? CIA? State of Israel?

With it all, it is obvious that much of the Jewish population has no idea what has been happening with its government. I have friends and students for sure who don’t. But there are also those who do know about it, just like what is happening here in America.

But the mass slumber is still disconcerting. This should come as no surprise, considering Americans by the week are finding out the same about its own government. It should also come as no surprise because so many Christians in this country, including public officials, subscribe to a incredibly recent dual-covenant theology, which would need to be a series of articles all unto its own.

Israel being our political ally and Muslim terrorists being some of the worst human beings on the planet should not in the least clip the conversation. The fact of the matter is that it is America’s compromised and infiltrated government that has long been in bed with Israel based on questionable (at best) religious adherence–namely in its reading of the Old Testament. Given the fact that dual dispensationalism is such a relatively new “theology” in America and everywhere, any measure to silence citizens who are raising these questions should be confronted and exposed.

May everyone named directly or referenced indirectly ask forgiveness and do penance for their sins against America and God. I fight this information war in the spirit of justice and love for the innocent, but I have been reminded of the need for mercy and prayers for our enemies. I am a sinner in need of redemption as well after all, for my sins are many. In the words of Jesus Christ himself, Lord forgive us all, for we know not what we do.