As many of you know, I’ve been concerned about Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Amazon and Apple for a long time.

I nicknamed them the “Internet Cartel” and the “Digital Cartel” because they all think alike, act alike, talk alike, walk alike and rake in billions a lot like monopolies – which, let’s face it, they are.

Not only that, but they get special favors, exemptions and waivers from the U.S. government, as I have pointed out before, via a law that immunizes them from criminal prosecution or lawsuits for libel and defamation – a law that also demands they remain entirely neutral on politics, when in reality they are exactly the opposite. To make matters worse, some of these companies actually get huge government contracts, one more reason that should disqualify them from playing favorites politically and from banning and ostracizing their least favorites – like WND and the independent media that don’t trash President Trump, that stand up for the Constitution and honor and acknowledge God.

But I have a new nickname for this cabal – “The Speech Code Cartel.” I think this one may stick because it’s getting difficult not to notice that’s what this group has become, often acting in concert in banning, censoring and demeaning those content producers with whom they disagree.

Whether it’s a Christian publishing company, Diamond and Silk, Alex Jones, Dennis Prager or dozens of others who have experienced their wrath, the dirty little secret is out.

As for WND, we’ve been under attack for so long, we’re hanging on for dear life because of the traffic and revenue plunges we have experienced at the hands of these mega-corporations, every one of which contracts with the extremist, far-left, agitprop lunatics at the Southern Poverty Law Center as their so-called “hate speech” experts.

We are rapidly plunging into an internet Dark Age that no longer reflects our culture’s political and spiritual values, but rather, shapes them as much as any other institution in history.

Don’t even worry about the warped media like the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the rest of the euphemistically called “mainstream media.” They are mere pawns that provide “The Speech Code Cartel” with the content they monetize.

It’s like a criminal conspiracy, but don’t expect the Justice Department to do anything about it. Remarkably, the Justice Department has more important things to do – like support an open-ended, unlimited-budget investigation into how Donald Trump “colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton.”

As if they didn’t already have enough personal data on every American, Facebook is now requesting customer financial information from a number of U.S. banks without obtaining permission from its own users. Why does Facebook need this information? To make it easier to sell things to its users.

What can we do about this state of affairs? A lot.

I’ve been giving you ideas regarding what we need to do to persuade government to get off its knees and represent the people’s interest. But, if you want to save freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion, you need to make some political waves. I will tell you this: There is no power on earth other than the U.S. government that can contend with the money and influence of “The Speech Code Cartel.”

WND and the independent media need your direct financial help as well as your prayers. There’s never been a tougher time in this business than we face right now – and I know because we’ve been around for 21 years, longer than anyone else.

I read recently that disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok, after finally being fired, raised over $340,000 in one day from 8,800 people via GoFundMe. How is that possible? Because, according to “The Speech Code Cartel” and their puppets in the “mainstream media,” Strzok is not a traitor; he’s a hero.

WND has a much more modest fundraising goal this month – to raise $100,000 in contributions so we can continue to tell the truth, tell the stories others won’t tell, and blow the whistle on corruption, fraud, abuse and the lies of the left. Right now, it doesn’t look like we’re going to achieve that goal. We’ve been blessed by many of you with generous donations, but not nearly the way Strzok has been rewarded for his unethical, immoral, un-American behavior during his time at the FBI.

For those of you who haven’t yet made a contribution to the pioneer in independent online news, please think about that. Are the leftists who showered Strzok with a small fortune in one day more committed than our side?

If you cherish freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion like we do, we’re counting on you.

In the meantime, let me remind you that sites like WND are operating on borrowed time. Google and Facebook and the rest of the cartel are having their way with us. They’re killing us – softly, but not slowly. Without direct financial support from people who recognize the unique service we provide in the ALT-NEWS category, we would be goners. We appreciate your rescue efforts as always. Here are two ways you can help:

1. Support WND, the original pioneer in independent news 21 years ago, all through August by helping us raise $100,000 as we battle the cartel for survival in our roughest month yet. We’re hunkered down and many are working without pay. I’ve subsidized WND with all the money I have, and there is no more left. We thank you for getting us nearly 40 percent of the way to our total so far. You can also send donation checks to: WND, 14501 George Carter Way, Suite 102, Chantilly, VA 20151 – for at least as long as we can hold on to our office.

2. You can also support WND’s groundbreaking new book, “The Gospel in Every Book of the Old Testament,” with your tax-deductible contributions in any amount to the fabulous missions organization, Gospel for All Nations, which has adopted the project to help spread the truth of the Good News around the world. This book, coming out in hardcover in September, is an important part of WND’s recovery, rebirth and revitalization plan for later this year. Your help with book-printing and marketing expenses will immensely help us to weather this storm – not to mention help us distribute this compelling and redemptive “breakthrough Bible book.” You can also mail your tax-deductible check to: Gospel for All Nations, 580 E Street – PO Box 100, Hawthorne, NV 89415-0100.

Let’s all pray for God’s blessings on America.

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