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On Friday, X owner and CTO Elon Musk revealed the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has tried to “strangle X/Twitter,” confirming what many have suspected of the nonprofit as the “arbiter of the truth.”

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Musk informed writer and streamer Keith Woods, who has been at the forefront of the push to remove the ADL from the platform.

In a subsequent Tweet, Woods stated, "The ADL’s favorite tactic is financially blackmailing social media companies into removing free speech on their platforms. … Why should they have a platform on X to hold @elonmusk to ransom? It’s time to #BanTheADL.”

He also mentioned the ADL’s advertiser boycott of Tucker Carlson as a prime example of the argument.

Musk liked the Tweet—actually a few of Woods’—adding to the weekend’s top trending #BanTheADL.

At that moment, quite surprisingly, the Right came together.

The Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh quote-tweeted ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, “If you want to keep hate off the platform, then I guess you agree that we need to #BanTheADL.”

Co-founder of the outlet, Jeremy Boreing, added, “...the ADL is garbage.” 

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza also supplemented the cause: “... They want to ban hate, so X should oblige them and ban these merchants of hate …”

TPUSA’s founder wasn’t silent either, as Charlie Kirk remarked, “... today the ADL is a hate group that dons a religious mask to justify stoking hatred of the left’s enemies. ... the ADL has no place extorting X/Twitter or any other social media companies …”

Conservative activist “Chief Trumpster,” quick on the scene, dug up a deleted Tweet from Kirk with a more eye-opening perspective, stating, “... The ADL is a mass purveyor of anti-white hate.”

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It’s truly remarkable to see Con Inc. respond to #BanTheADL. It notably fears calling out racial discrimination against white people because today’s automatic response is accusations of racism or white supremacy, oddly for pointing it out. These mainstream conservatives have long feared being called “racist.” This subjugation is similar to antiracist leftist ideology, which is what really separates these conservatives from the Dissident Right.

So, how did the ADL become the fear mongering moral police that it is today?

It was founded in 1913, the year a Jewish man, Leo Frank, was convicted of rape-strangulation of 13-year-old Mary Phagan

Frank attempted to frame James Conley, a black janitor but was convicted and sentenced to death. He was ultimately pardoned 73 years after citizens of Marietta hung him for the molestation-slaying.  

Through this, the ADL maximized the image of antisemitism with hundreds of articles and media portrayals, which it still does to this day.

It recently Tweeted that the jury was “marred by antisemitism.” Even the History Channel and the Encyclopaedia Britannica were duped—perhaps coerced. The media and academics, like those at the University of Nevada, questioned the trial and juries with white males.

This all propelled the ADL mission against what it deems “white supremacy”—a definition that continues to expand to include more and more people, ideologies, symbols, numbers and phrases.

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The organization declared that referring to anti-racism as anti-white is racist coding

The phrase “It’s Okay To Be White” to the ADL is racist, along with the alleged hate slogan “White Lives Matter.” This nonprofit has indeed established today's norms allowing such hate, as substituting any other race in either slogan would be socially acceptable.

In 2020, the ADL revised its definition of racism as “the marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.” CNN reported Greenblatt said it was to acknowledge the “impact of white supremacy.”

Its definition of antisemitism is also a bit broad, claiming it “may take the form of religious teachings,” including “to isolate, oppress …”

This is what the ADL does. The organization pushes upon its purposeful interpretations of antisemitism and racism to condemn anything Eurocentric or Christian.

The ADL condemned Mel Gibson’s blockbuster rendition of the Passion of Jesus, which the Vatican’s communication team revered. It stated the movie “continues its unambiguous portrayal of Jews as being responsible for the death of Jesus.” 

Matthew 12:14 states, “Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against Him, how they might destroy Him.” John 11:46-57 also supplements the depiction of his death by the Pharisees.

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The truth is not antisemitic, nor is it racist—but the ADL seems to have leveraged those fears to extort ordinary people, politics and the general culture. It even dedicated a whole database for its utility, including 17 numbers defined as hate symbols. 

The ADL claims “83” stands for “Heil Christ” or “Hail Christ,” allegedly used by those associated with Christian Identity. “88,” too, is white supremacist, along with “14” and “43,” among others.

Another example of the evident racial disdain occurred in August. Musk responded to a Tweeted video of South Africa’s EFF leader Julius Malema, who denied his “Kill the Boer, kill the farmer” chant to nearly 100,000 cheers at FNB Stadium to be genocidal. Malema said, “Why must I educate Elon Musk? … The only thing that protects him is his white skin.”

Musk, a white South African, responded, “Why do you say nothing @ADL?” He also wrote, “They are openly pushing for genocide of white people in South Africa.”

The ADL has actually taken a stance on the South African killings. In 2017, Senior Research Fellow at the ADL’s Center of Extremism Mark Pitcavage said it’s a “racist obsession” and “white supremacist claim.” 

More recently, the organization defended the “Kill the Boer” chant. Greenblatt stated, "baseless claims of ‘white genocide’ have been made by right-wing extremists in the US, particularly white supremacists …”

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South African MP Noko Masipa, DA Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, published a press release in August confirming the rise in murders “against a particular group in society.”

According to SA People News, South Africa endured 333 brutal attacks against farmers last year and 55 murders of men, women and children. The South African publication highlights those murdered and gives a voice against the violence that the West won’t, as it toes the lines of the ADL.

Greenblatt and his mafia reign supreme as unelected arbiters of truth, morality and speech—completely unchecked.

The organization has repeatedly tried to reevaluate Section 230, which protects Americans’ freedom of expression online by allowing platforms like X not to be held accountable for users’ content.

Only a few months ago, the ADL called advertisers to boycott Twitter. It did so in November 2022 after Musk reinstated former President Donald Trump. The ADL’s boycott led to a “massive drop in revenue,” according to Musk.

Can the wealthiest man in the world really take on the ADL, a centralized power continually funded by the taxpayer?

After the over 150,000 Tweets attached to the #BanTheADL, the ADL’s Pitcavage, locked his X account, condemning the hashtag as organized by “white supremacists.”

An ADL spokesperson reiterated the message to Mashable that it was being pushed by “antisemites, white supremacists … nothing new.” 

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What is nothing new is the ADL’s fallback to accusations of antisemitism and white supremacy.

#BanTheADL was so persuasive and relatable that it trended for two straight days in a top spot. It has nothing to do with extremism, and people are frankly tired of this nonsense.

Musk understands this, as he suggested a poll on Saturday evening regarding the ADL’s ban.

Still, Musk appears cautious and needs to return as the authority of X. He has grassroots support and surprising unity among conservatives.

If this $235 billionaire genius can’t take down the Anti-Defamation League, no one can, revealing a much more disturbing view of the power dynamics in the States and perhaps abroad.

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