This article was first published by TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, April 21, 2021:
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell said he invested millions in frankspeech.com, his new social-networking site — a cross between Facebook and Twitter — that would be invulnerable to outside attacks. He said people would be able to create their own personal profiles and make comments.
His efforts to generate interest exceeded his fondest expectations: During the opening “Frankathon” at his website, more than 90 million people viewed it.
But, thanks to “a massive attack,” most of them weren't able to create accounts. Lindell didn't elaborate. Instead, on his site he explained why he spent four years and millions in building it:
Free speech is one of the hallmarks of our Constitutional Republic, as enshrined in the Bill of rights. It is no coincidence that nations that have free speech also have a free enterprise system and freedom of religion.
Inversely, nations that deny free speech tread upon the free enterprise system and freedom of religion. Americans want to remain free. Americans are craving news and information that is not filtered through the radical worldview of today's liberal media intelligentsia, or deep state actors.
Frank, the voice of free speech, will be the platform for Americans who want to defend life, liberty, and all the freedoms that have marked America as the longest running Constitutional Republic in the history of the world. On this platform you will find a home where you can post videos, livestream television, distribute news and information, and find community and fellowship with likeminded Americans.
Frank will be a home for major influencers, to micro influencers, to average Americans wanting to share in the constitutional right of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. We hope you will join our community and let freedom ring.
He expected his site to be attacked:
I've spent millions of dollars making it the most secure.… We're gonna be attacked, but I have my own servers and everything.
We're not going to be worried about Amazon taking it down, or YouTube or Google, or Apple.… We're gonna get our voice of free speech out there.
Once the initial glitches are resolved and the attacks rebuffed, Lindell said his site will soon be able to handle a billion users:
I believe it will handle upwards of a billion. If it doesn't, we will get to that capacity. I don't think that's exaggerated, by any means.
Profanities, including the worst four, will be banned, along with using God's name in vain. And death threats and pornography will also be banned.
All of this was to be expected. Lindell saw it coming four years ago: a time when the Deep State would use every power, every lever, every bit of influence it has in every area to shut down any attempt to expose it.
But the cat is out of the bag. The establishment doesn't have total control, and so it's just a matter of time before the mainstream media and their allies begin to fade into insignificance. In fact, it's already begun. As The New American has pointed out, viewers from Fox News have been leaving for freer places, such as Newsmax, the Epoch Times, and The New American.
The Deep State and its allies and useful idiots are hoping to close the gate to freedom before the next election. With sites such as Lindell's, and efforts such as those being undertaken by donald trump, the midterms are shaping up to be a revolution in reverse.
In the meantime the rush to control the pass — to control all communication — continues and accelerates.