71,000 Antifa Accounts Closed

Looks like the Purge Of The Far Left has begun, now that the Establishment Democrats do not need them anymore:



Twitter Bans Several Prominent Antifa Accounts After Joe Biden Becomes President

It looks like Antifa’s usefulness for the Democratic party expired shortly after Joe Biden stepped into the Oval Office.

Twitter has reportedly suspended several prominent Antifa accounts from its platform following Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.

Andy Ngô
Breaking: @Twitter has suspended several prominent #antifa accounts. @TheBaseBK is one of them. The Base is an extremist bookstore in Brooklyn, NY that has been used as an antifa training center.

While thousands of troops enmassed on the Capitol in anticipation of protests from Trump supporters, Antifa rioters began to gather in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.

Police made several arrests hours after Biden took the oath, as around 150 rioters destroyed buildings, including the Democratic Party’s headquarters.

Antifa reportedly broke windows and spray painted anarchist symbols across the Democratic building before the police intervened, arresting eight of the individuals involved in the riot.

The group also tagged the building with anti-Biden phrases, such as “F**k Biden.” A banner carried by protesters also read: “We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres.”

Police Sergeant Kevin Allen said after attacking the Democratic Party headquarters, the protesters then hurled rocks at the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement building.

According to Allen, some of the rioters were carrying weapons, “including Molotov cocktails, knives, batons, chemical spray and a crowbar.”

That night in Seattle, Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters blocked traffic and started a fire in the middle of the street in the downtown area.

They were also heard shouting, “No cops, no prisons, total abolition.” It was also reported that protesters vandalized an Amazon Go store, with broken windows and spray paint.

One of the phrases tagged on the building read, “Guillotine Bezos.”

Gee, violent people using weapons and fire… Must be White Supremacists and Confederate Flag waving MEN!!! /sarc;


Facebook Silences the Left – Literally No One Is Surprised

The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) freaked out yesterday when they discovered that their pals over at Facebook had removed their official page along with a cluster of associated accounts. The group made a habit of posting pro-Palestine content, Black Lives Matter material, calls to anti-capitalist rallies, and campaigned against Boris Johnson’s policies surrounding the Covid19 outbreak.

‘Press release: Facebook shuts down major left-wing group in Britain!’ was followed by the bemused question, ‘Why is Facebook silencing political activists?’

It is a question that the left have never bothered asking when, for the last two weeks, Twitter and Facebook erased conservative user accounts in one of the largest political purges of the modern era.
It is both entertaining and frustrating to watch the response to Facebook’s actions on Twitter, where far-left users appear ‘shocked’ that Silicon Valley would dare apply their community standards to the SWP. Any rally cry that a ‘private company can do what it likes!’ immediately vanished from the narrative.

‘This is dangerous – corporate censorship of legitimate left-wing organization. Free speech means the freedom to campaign for all oppressed groups. If we don’t stop Facebook doing this they’ll not only move against the wider left, but lead a corporate takeover of democracy itself,’ says WeMustRiseBetter.

Poor Babies… Maybe they ought to have thought about this when they were demanding the silencing of Conservative Voices, eh?

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29 Responses to 71,000 Antifa Accounts Closed

  1. H.R. says:

    I was right in concept, wrong in the particulars. (Two comments of mine on this topic prior to the Twaddler action.



    No one expects the Spanish Inquisition and useful idiots are just so, SO surprised when Dear Leader – regretfully – must sacrifice them for “The Cause.” But of course they will understand.

    Antifa just found out who the real Fascists are.

  2. p.g.sharrow says:

    sounds like the useful Idiots are being purged. Maybe the heads of Facebook and Twitter were given an offer they couldn’t refuse. You Clean house or we will clean your clock. This will result in the street war that they wanted, but, with them as the targets….pg

  3. another ian says:

    And no doubt they’re looking for sympathy?

  4. H.R. says:

    71,000 twaddle-dee-dee accounts suspended tells you just how many Antifa there are, unless that’s just the number for Portland.

    I doubt that it is, though. It doesn’t take many to raise a ruckus and raze a town if Law Enforcement is told to stand down or practice catch and release.

  5. another ian says:

    O/T but for the record
    To anyone using Brave browser:

    Think before you accept the latest upgrade. If you don’t want it to auto queue to the next youtube video, don’t do it. This must be another case of big tech helping out their mates. It annoys me”


  6. Do as you would be done by.
    Be done by as you did.

  7. Scissor says:

    I wonder when they will cancel http://www.antifa.com

  8. philjourdan says:

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    — Martin Niemöller

  9. Jim Masterson says:


    This is off-topic. I believe you (among others) got me interested in The Expanse series. You were all correct–it’s an interesting series. I ignored all the noise-in-space stuff (I guess playing the Blue Danube during those scenes would become annoying). However, the hard vacuum scene in episode 7 of season 5 is complete nonsense and typical Hollywood. (The hard vacuum scene in 2001 was stupid too–Clarke wrote a slightly more plausible version.) I don’t think it’s possible to survive a vacuum for more than a second or two. It’s interesting that the hard vacuum scene occurs in episode 7, but the title of episode 8 is “Hard Vacuum.”


  10. E.M.Smith says:


    I don’t remember the scene (may have missed it as I was a sporadic watcher…) so don’t know how long it took, but:

    Sadly we know how long humans can survive if suddenly exposed to the vacuum of space. Three Soviet cosmonauts died in 1971 when a faulty valve caused their Soyuz 11 capsule to depressurise at an altitude of 168 kilometres, shortly before re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Investigations revealed that the cabin pressure dropped to zero for 11 minutes and 40 seconds, until the capsule hit the atmosphere. The crew died within 30 to 40 seconds from hypoxia. “You need both oxygen and air pressure to deliver oxygen to the brain,” says Jonathan Clark, a former space shuttle crew surgeon.

    It is possible to recover from shorter spells in a vacuum, however. In 1966 a NASA technician was testing a spacesuit in a vacuum chamber when the pressure dropped to the level you would experience at an altitude of 36,500 metres. He passed out after 12 to 15 seconds. The last thing he recalled was the saliva boiling off his tongue; that’s because water vaporises at low pressure. He regained consciousness within 27 seconds when the chamber was repressurised to the equivalent of an altitude of 4200 metres. Although he was pale, he suffered no adverse health effects.

    So you get about 10 seconds to ‘do something’, which can seem like a very long time if full of adrenaline… hold your breath and count to 10-mississippi… slowly.

  11. Jim Masterson says:


    I don’t remember the scene . . . .

    It’s in the new, current season–season 5. The current season is up to episode 8 at the moment. If you’re not watching the latest season, then you obviously won’t remember it.

    I’m a retired Navy pilot. We had to train in a pressure chamber periodically. That was only up to 25,000 feet. They have you take off your O2 mask and try some task–writing down numbers counting down from 100 (usually it lasts to 95 before you write nonsense), playing patty-cake, et cetera. Your useful time is very small–I’m not sure how long you would have if you held your breath.

    Obviously you can’t breathe in a complete vacuum. I think the bends would be the major stumbling block. You would need hours in a hyperbaric chamber to fix it. The blood vessels near the skin surface would rupture–think “hickey” over every square inch of your body (or should I say square millimeter?). Your blood would boil. The quick evaporation of moisture could literally freeze the surface it’s evaporating from–frozen eyes, lungs. Those are just some thoughts. The scene lasted longer than 10 seconds.


  12. E.M.Smith says:

    It is an interesting dilemma that I’m not sure has been answered:

    Try to ‘hold your breath’ with 5 to 15 PSI of interior pressure likely to rupture lungs, pressurize the fluid column (so you get the blood vessel issues et. al.) or let it leak out and have low pressure hypoxia issues but without a pressurized chest cavity and without the fluid pressure to rupture blood vessels.. but with increasing ‘bubbles’ issues in every cell and throughout the blood.

    Unfortunately, it involves a lot of membranes and other tissues that mitigate against a real zero pressure throughout the body making speculation / estimation difficult.

    So I’d just point at the guy with 15 seconds or so and no bad thing after recovery as the likely point were actual damage has time to set in, and the 40 seconds as deads-ville where it’s done the deed. Somewhere between those two ends is where the deed is done. Details TBD… but not relevant to ‘activity in a scene’. Any real activity, as you pointed out, will be increasingly confused and ending badly at 10 to 15 seconds max.

  13. The True Nolan says:

    @ Jim Masterson: “We had to train in a pressure chamber periodically. That was only up to 25,000 feet.”

    Am I correct that the experience was relatively painless? I have wondered why executions are not simply done in either a low pressure chamber, or a standard pressure chamber where an inert gas (or just nitrogen without oxygen) is used. My understanding is that lack of oxygen does not trigger the need to breathe, but rather the build up of CO2. No legal arguments about using this drug or that drug, or about the ethics of having an MD involved, or the infliction of pain. Just seal the chamber and the guy (or gal, or zher) just drifts off in a minute or four.

  14. Jim Masterson says:

    @The True Nolan

    Am I correct that the experience was relatively painless?

    It depends on your definition of painless. One of the effects is the cold. Reducing pressure quickly chills the air. Even with my flight jacket on, it didn’t help much. You also suffer gas pains. We were told to freely pass gas–everyone is wearing a gas mask. But you can’t pass all your gas. One of the symptoms of hypoxia is nausea. But I think you are right otherwise–it would be somewhat painless.

    It’s a pity that a murderer doesn’t have any such concern for his victim’s death.


  15. E.M.Smith says:

    Jim’s answer implies confirmation for the reports of pure nitrogen at full atmospheric being entirely bland…

    Every year some number of folks enter spaces with too little oxygen. That’s why they have the blowers and big yellow tube going down manholes. Those folks are observed to simply ‘pass out’ and sometimes die if not rescued in time. Sadly, sometimes a series of ‘rescuers’ enter the same space and also drop as they don’t realize they are also heading to hypoxia then asphyxia (no added desire to breath as the CO2 is being ventilated out).

    I think we have lots of existence proofs of this working…

  16. Qssqss says:

    @Jim Masterson, hopefully you started “The Expanse” from the beginning of season 1. It was quite the ride :-)

  17. Jim Masterson says:


    . . . hopefully you started “The Expanse” from the beginning of season 1.

    I did. I loved Avasarala’s foul mouth. A few of those comments had me laughing for quite some time.


  18. Ossqss says:

    Looks like then protomolecule altered my name on this page! Let’s see if this entry suffers the same Q fate as the prior?

  19. E.M.Smith says:

    And here I’d thought I’d been getting the first Q wrong as an O and was all worried… just to find out, “It isn’t about me”… it’s about the Q force ;-)

    BTW, it seems to start in another thread here:

  20. E.M.Smith says:

    Interesting rant from Salty Cracker, about 11 minutes in he covers D-Live demonetizing conservatives then getting spanked hard by The People leaving… and asking for a take back on the banning… but not getting it from Salty.


    2 hours 27 in length so best as background while you are doing other things… at 14 minutes covers ripping Fox a new one…

    So, OK, not going to find interesting stuff on D-live anymore. Got it…

  21. E.M.Smith says:

    From Salty at 25 minutes, looks like TheDonald.win got whacked a bit so has re-candled as: https://patriots.win/

    Supposedly one of the 5 or 6 admins had control of the domain name and flinched… so the others went off and did a do-over.

  22. The True Nolan says:

    @ Jim and E.M.: “Jim’s answer implies confirmation for the reports of pure nitrogen at full atmospheric being entirely bland…”

    Seems like such a simple and non-controversial solution, another one of those things that makes you wonder what the political justification for alternate methods might be.

    I think I mentioned this some years back, but the most interesting hypothetical execution method I ever ran across was in a science fiction story by Cordwainer Smith (pseudonym of Presidential Adviser, God-son of Sun Yat-sen, and Johns Hopkins Professor, Paul Linebarger, the man who literally wrote the book on psychological warfare). The futuristic society did not approve of executions, so they arranged for the prisoner to kill himself. They implanted a wire in the person’s pleasure center and wired it to a subdermal microwave antenna. Then they put the person in a rather boring cell in which sat what was basically a microwave oven with no safety switches on the far side of the cell. You could stay away from the oven as long as you liked — but eventually, everyone stuck their head in and cooked their brain.

    Speaking of psychological warfare, here is a person speaking of a class taught by Linebarger. “The first point that Linebarger made was that the purpose of all psychological warfare is the manipulation of people so that they are not able to detect they are being manipulated.”
    Hmmmm…. That sounds awfully familiar. CNN, anyone? MSNBC? Fox? Plenty to choose from.

  23. llanfar says:

    Okay – I timed that hard vacuum scene. At 30s her eyes start misting with blood. At 38s she injects the hyperoxygenated blood. At 71s the door closes and repressurization starts.

    As far as sci-fi goes, it’s not too far fetched.

  24. E.M.Smith says:

    Allow a doubling of time as the movie equivalent of the time dilation of adrenaline… you get 15 seconds to action and 35 to start of recovery. On the ragged edge of possible, maybe.

  25. Simon Derricutt says:

    Note on the space scene – in the book it was 15 seconds and resulted in quite a bit of injury, which took a few months of medical care (better than today’s) to recover from. Still on the ragged edge of possible, even with the injection of hyper-oxygenated blood. Still, it’s a story. Pushed somewhat beyond the ragged edge by film makers. Though I do like sci-fi films, maybe better not to watch this one and have my mental images of the characters messed up, or need to swear at the screen with “that’s not right!”.

  26. philjourdan says:

    From Salty at 25 minutes, looks like TheDonald.win got whacked a bit so has re-candled as: https://patriots.win/

    I’m in. Does that mean years of democrat control?? What does stealing an election mean????

    I am in to the new party. And for the first time in my life I will register with a party. Not Republican. Those panty waists can GTH. The true conservatives will move over. The other will join the uniparty.

    But I am done with Republicans. You want my vote? Answer one question. Do you support President Trump?


  27. philjourdan says:

    BTW: I am VPNed in to a far, far distant galaxy. Verizon has screwed the internet on this side of the continent. For how long is anyone’s guess. But yes, until this times out (in about 30 minutes) this is my only connection to the outside world.

  28. E.M.Smith says:


    Heard on the news that a “possible fiber cut” was involved in screwing internet for a big chunk of the North East. Good luck with that.

    Only good bit is fiber patches are not hard to do… just tedious.

  29. A C Osborn says:

    Qssqss says: 23 January 2021 at 8:03 pm
    @Jim Masterson, hopefully you started “The Expanse” from the beginning of season 1. It was quite the ride :-)

    I have just re-read the whole Expanse series of books, a very good read.

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