Since Ben Shapiro’s meltdown on a BBC show with Neil Smith, the Internet has been chattering about this latest outrage incident, with many people on the Right coming to his defense.
BLP coverage of this encounter shows this is just another case of Shapiro losing his cool when confronted with an opponent that will actually put him outside of his comfort zone.
In light of this recent exchange, several individuals in the liberty fold and Dissident Right have reminded people of Shapiro’s gatekeeping ways. It’s easy to symphathize with Shapiro given the Left’s absolutely unhinged behavior in recent years. However, many on the Right would be wise to not label Shapiro as a hero that must be blindly supported.
Today’s environment of outrage politics sometimes makes people forget about certain pundit’s long-track record of PC grand-standing. Shapiro being one of them.
For example, in 2016, Shapiro lumped Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, and Ron Paul with the likes of the Alt-Right in a lazy smear attempt to discredit their ideas that fall outside the realm of acceptable opinions.
It wasn’t too long ago that Shapiro joined the PC mob in believing that ABC was correct in firing RoseAnne Barr after poking fun of Valerie Jarrett, a former senior advisor of Barack Obama.
A seasoned counter-signaler, Shapiro also came to filmaker James Gunn’s defense after journalists like Mike Cernovich uncovered a series of tweets where Gunn non-chalantly talks about pedophilia.
Shapiro has a massive audience which makes him an influencer for millions. As a result, many individuals will emulate his tactics and take his talking points at face value. Mark Twain noted how people will blindly follow certain political authorities:
In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
For that reason, Shaprio’s past behavior should make individuals skeptical about his faithfulness to fighting the PC establishment and its many minions. Often times, the biggest enemies against PC culture come from within.
U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel
Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”
U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.
Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.
According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.
The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.
In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.
This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,
That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.
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