This should've been published a long time ago. Its an interview done with me, Brian Ball by student Leslie Bristol with who did this as a Senior student last February for her school Newspaper at Kennett High School in North Conway New Hampshire. GO EAGLES!!!
Leslie did this as part of a project for Honors English and for her newspaper. I doubt that a public school even one as prestigious as Kennett will probably publish it but I last heard Leslie got an A on the project. She came across our blog while doing research for who to interview. After contacting us by email she agreed to meet with me in Dover New Hampshire over Presidents Day Vacation. She met me in The Asia Restaurant where we sat down and had an interview while enjoying tea and Egg Rolls.
I told her about myself, my family, my Blog, Mainestategop and my lobby, The New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets
L: What is Mainestategop and the New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets.
B: A blog and A lobby I created. The blog Mainestategop was created by myself back in 2008 when I was graduating from College. I started it out as a response to negative conditions I witnessed in Maine and injustices perpetrated by Democrats in my home state of Maine. New England Alliance was started about I guess 2 years afterwards. Its essentially a lobby though its mostly an educational group designed to inform voters and teach American values and capitalism.
L: Maine, your homestate was very bad?
B:Yes. Then as now, Maine is one of the poorest states in the country. I would say its an armpit of the nation and largely so thanks to Democrats such as our former governor Jon Baldacci. Baldacci was an attorney in Bangor, my hometown, he was also a communist and a left wing activist. When he took over from leftist republican Angus King, he did far far worse than King did. Maine went from bad to worse. Taxes, regulations, fees all skyrocketed and freedom decreased which is why Maine is so poor. Even liberals now admit they were wrong and that Maine, in addition to having too much taxes, too much poverty has one of the most regressive taxes in the nation, meaning that the poor are pressed harder and squeezed harder than in almost any other state. California and Illinois are the only two states with a worse regressive tax. BUT THE DEMOCRATS ARGUE HEY! SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY FOR OUR PERKS AND FOR THE BOTTOM FEEDERS WHO CANCEL YOUR VOTE!!
L: What kind of injustices took place aside from higher taxes?
B: The only thing worse than our government are the people who live in Maine. The Democrats want to take things away from us, they support fascist laws such as eminent domain and asset forfiture, the worst thing I witnessed was when a friend of mine had his bank account confiscated by his liberal parents because they wanted to force him on failing social programs. They said it was all his fault he couldn't find work in Maine they told him everything is fine its all your fault so they took away everything from him and he became destitute and homeless. The only good news is he was able to flee the state but he's become poor because of what they did.
L:Why is it his fault he couldn't find work? And how did they get his money?
B: They're liberals. They also had a friend who was a psychiatrist, two in fact, one was James Grindle, a psychiatrist who works in Acadia Hospital, the other was Dr. David Bear, another shrink who also works there and also has a practice in Boston and teaches at UMASS. They diagnoised him with Asperger's syndrome which is a form of autism and retardation and used that to force him to give up all he had, go on SSI and go on failing programs. Since he receives SSI he can't work and SSI only pays a little like 500 or 600 a month. So he's destitute.
L:Wow! I thought people Asperger's syndrome were very intelligent people and that successful people like Bill Gates and Albert Einstein had it?
B: That isn't the case! Clearly they are not as evidenced by what happened to my friend and other people who were branded with this phony disorder. Liberals have tried to color it up as being nice and sweet which they always do but in reality, Asperger's syndrome means you are not intelligent, you are mentally ill, you are autistic, retarded, they say all kind of things. My Friend for instance when he asked his father and mother why he couldn't work and had to go do these things they yelled at him and told him "YOU ARE MENTALLY ILL! THAT'S WHAT ASPERGER'S SYNDROME IS!! ITS A MENTAL ILLNESS AND YOU HAVE IT SO YOU ARE MENTALLY ILL!! YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO WORK AND MAKE GOOD DECISIONS FOR YOURSELF!!"
L:Oh my! That's terrible! How did they diagnose him? Was it just because he couldn't find work?
B: That and because he was bullied as a child and even sexually abused. The parents and teachers and Dr. Bear and especially Dr. Grindle blamed him for being abused. Grindle in particular also blamed him for being verbally and mentally abused by his mom and dad. he told me how when he informed Grindle of being mentally abuse and how they yelled at him and argued with him Grindle told him that he had a mood disorder and that he started the argument. He also denied that he had been abuse and told him he was just hypersensitive. He then forcibly medicated him to punish him for being argued at by his parents. That also became the basis for diagnosis for Asperger's syndrome By the way.
L:Oh my! Did he try and sue him
B: A lawsuit is difficult in Maine. Maine's democratic government is very corrupt and the Maine residents who are liberal support this corruption. For example they recently passed an immunity law which basically outlawed lawsuits against the government. Government employees such as politicians, police men, social workers, ETC. enjoy immunity from prosecution and law suits. Its very difficult and often times the federal government has had to intervene. Ironically the Democrats, the very people who are supposed to be on the side of the little guy are the ones who oppose reform. For me its not surprising. In my friends case there were many attempts and they were all failures.
L: But why? Didn't he go to the federal government or another state?
B: He did but what he found out was that it was legal to seize a bank account under Kelo V New London. No one wanted to hear his case, no lawyers either were willing or able to help. They also noted that it is also legal for mental health workers along with parents to seize bank accounts and property. In Maine and elsewhere, this happens all the time. Mainestategop has not only exposed injustice in Maine but around the nation.
L: Oh my! That's terrible! And the majority of people in Maine support this?
B: Correct. The majority are Democrat. Fortunately, these parasites and traitors are leaving in droves since rising poverty and less tax base for social programs to help them leech have made it less desirable. Most are leaving either for Massachusetts or for Vermont. A lot of others I hear are heading to Florida and California. A few have come here to New Hampshire.
L: But doesn't Augusta have a republican governor?
B: Yes. I don't mean to boast or hog credit but our organization was very influential in the election of Governor Lepaige, a republican. The people of Maine are fed up! Baldacci and his supporters caused so much havoc. Taxes keep going up but they always never have enough to feed the piggies sqealling at the trough and they find themselves still cutting services. All we have is austerity and exploitation. We desperately elected Lepaige. Some I guess wanted to give the tea party a try and others thought Baldacci wasn't liberal enough I guess. Unfortunately LePaige has only been able to do very very littl.e
L: So he can't do too much?
B:No... Although we have the governorship, the Democrats and the unions control the legislature. Unions and leftist radicals have filibustered and dug in their heels in any attempt to reform the government and reign in spending and corruption. The Democrats of course blame him and use him as the scapegoat for everything wrong but its really all their fault. I mean the TABOR amendment which would've saved the state failed three times and each time we got worse when Democrats promised the opposite.
L: What is TABOR?
B: The TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS. If there's two things Liberal Democrats in Maine hate its Taxpayers and Rights. TABOR would basically control and reign in spending by Maine liberals. and reduced taxes. We first tried to get it pushed through in 2006, then in 09, and again in 10, 11 and 12. Each time we try the left went nuts. Add to this, they have allies in Colorado they draw on to help. Tabor was passed in Colorado back in the 80s when the state suffered heavy poverty and it was a godsend.
L: What would TABOR do for Maine? What did it do For Colorado?
B: TABOR Would end poverty and force the bottom feeders either to work or leave. In Colorado back in the 80s, Colorado was one of the poorest states in the country. This despite having a strong energy, mining and tourism industry. Unfortunately, liberals made up of elitist snobs in Denver and Boulder along with Mexican immigrants in Pueblo, Aurora, Westminster ETC. helped enact high taxes, regs and fees that prevented these industries from developing. Environmentalism also had a negative impact. When they passed Tabor, it was a breath of fresh air! Within years the state went from one of the poorest, to one of the richest in the country! Unfortunately new opportunities lead to newcomers who may or may not hold to those views. Democrats from California in particular flooded the state in droves and have had a negative impact. Denver for instance has one of the nations toughest gun laws and one of the highest crime rates. In Maine, I promise you, two or three years after passing TABOR, Maine will outpace most of America possibly even New Hampshire! Rhode Island and Vermont will instead be the poor ones.
L: They didn't like Tabor very much and you said that Colorado Democrats helped undermine it?
B: Yes. There were these left wing activists who showed up out of the blue, we found out that most of them weren't really Colorado residents, they were actually residents of California who had estates in Aspen and Denver. Whatever, they were anti-american leftists, they hate America and capitalism, it didn't matter where they were from they all wanted TABOR to fail. They could save their breath. Maine's bottom feeders were too numerous and too vocal. Despite obvious lies and exaggerations, the bill each time was killed by a narrow margin.
L: But republicans have grown in the state largely because of mainestategop's influence?
B: YUP! Thanks to Mainestategop and the New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets and I suppose thanks to the failure of communism heh! In fact probably the Democrats themselves did more to destroy their own voting base with their stupidity and failure creating desperation and despair that lead them to vote GOP. In fact Donald Trump narrowly won in Maine. Then again only because they liked Bernie Sanders more than Hillary.
L: I see that in last years ballots, Maine voters though they voted for Trump, they passed several ballots that were progressive except for firearms background checks.
B: Yes. We were very very surprised that Trump won Maine. We expected leftists in Maine to come up in support for Hillary. I mean she supports a lot of the things maine liberals do such as torture, illegal detainment, money confiscation, communist militancy and so on, yet more and more Mainers these days are more left of center. Also blue collar Democrats tend to be pro-firearms. Hillary is a vocal gun control supporter. That third line and the fact that many Mainers are Bernie supporters is what did it. It was close. Other than that, these measures passed but barely. The Blue collar left of center Democrats were what got them going. Question 6 which increased borrowing and spending however got 2/3 of the Maine vote. Its a good sign. It shows that at least Democrats in Maine are developing some kind of common sense, that government isn't the answer but the problem.
L: I notcied that they tend to be big on hunting over there in Maine.
B: Well yes. Hunting is important in the tourism industry, the only profitable industry left and that's saying something. But blue collar liberals tend to be pro-firearm with only few restrictions. This is because in poor communities that have crime like in Portland or Machias, they don't have the privilege of affording security systems and so on so they have to depend on the police force which isn't that reliable. So they rely on each other and their guns. Crime has gone up with poverty but its not as high as Massachusetts or Connecticut and New York since criminals there know they're up against armed victims. Its a good sign but still, the firearm background requirement was rejected by a close call.
L: What are your thoughts on Maine Legalizing Marijuana?
B: Personally I'm against it. I've heard many arguments for and against it. Our organization is divided so officially we view it as a states rights issue. An Issue up to individual states. Maine is broke, they have nothing but tourism and welfare, adding marijuana will give them something to tax. Its popular there so it'll at least take the money out of the hands of the dealers and into communities but it'll just go fund politician pensions and salaries and fund welfare bums who don't want to work. That and it will also fuel anti-social behavior by these pot heads. Then again Maine is already anti-social.
L: Does Maine have gambling? What are you're thoughts on legalized gambling?
B: Yes, we do. We have several casinos, one in Oxford, one in Bangor, another one I think in Old Town but not very many. Its the only thing drawing in funds for a lot of these communities. I believe that legalized gambling is a gamble. Sometimes its positive, sometimes negative, usually both. It should be up to states.
L: So how long did you live in Maine before moving to New Hampshire. Why?
B: I left a year after College. My dad and uncle have or I should say had a family business in Bangor that was no longer profitable thanks to Democrats. As college student and a part time worker I suffered under liberalism. I suffered terribly. The harder I worked, the more of what little I got went to government, I mean they take a big big chunk RIGHT OUT OF MY WEEKLY CHECK! ALL GOING TO BOTTOM FEEDERS!! The founding fathers were against that. We should not have that happen especially to those least able to pay! And all these programs that they said would take care of me, they didn't, They just made me more degraded and frustrated. The Salvation Army and maranatha ministry saved my life. They also taught me that Tithing Christians are better than government. A year living in Maine did it for me, it'll do for anyone.
L:You were on welfare? How did that work out?
B: Terrible! I learned then and there why so many poor people flock to the GOP. I mean, welfare, its denigrating, its a waste of money and time, IT DOESN'T HELP!! Christian charities are far far superior!
L: What kind of terrible things did you witness and go through?
B: well, you want to apply, or if you have issues or have to go to a meeting, you have to wait in line or in a waiting room for 2 hours sometimes its 2 hours in line, another 2 in the waiting room, you fill out all these quadruplicate forms, then you meet with someone who pretends to care but doesn't. They ask you questions then you go out, wait some more, meet with more people, then you go back out and they mail you an EBT card that only gives you like, $20 a month in food stamps and maybe $2 a month in cash, if you work harder and get paid more, they punish you by cutting it up, they punish you even if you rent. Sometimes, they cut you because they'd rather get a raise in their salary by us the taxpayers than help us. So no they don't care.
L: Wow. They only gave you $20 in food stamps?
B: Well yes see, I was working. Unemployed bums get $250. If your homeless with no income they give you $50 a month for doing nothing. They rarely ever require you to do any community work too.
L: That doesn't sound like much. Why so small?
B: Because for every dollar we the taxpaying slaves give to the state, 80 cents is skimmed off and given to the government employees. As I said, They pretend not to care, they really don't care. For example in California, the government workers went ballistic over Fox News and conservative media attacks on their laziness and getting fat off the working poor. When they tried to pass legislation to curtail perks and benefits for these bum workers in Sacramento and LA city hall, they went nuts!! AND WHEN WE SHOWED HOW THEY WERE ROBBING THOSE THEY CLAIMED TO HELP THEY SHOWED AGAIN HOW UNCARING THEY WERE?
L:Wow! Are they like that in Maine?
B: Yes if not worse. You know what? The Democrats would've defeated Trump and taken back both houses if they weren't so selfish. Had they made a gesture of goodwill and agreed to have their pensions and paychecks cut so the poor in California could receive more benefits, it would've brought sympathy. They didn't. The SEIU and the other bum unions in Los Angeles and Sacramento don't care about the teeming masses of unemployed and poor they are supposed to be helping. Neither do the elected leaders. They could've done the same in Maine but no. They'd rather drive around in their Luxury cars, wake up at noon to do little and get paid vacations that last for nearly a month and live in their mansions and wake up to caviar and cigars while those they are supposed to help wake up to Roaches. get up before dawn to drive their clunkers to work at McDonalds or Walmart, get no vacation at all and have what little they earn ripped out by the IRS and go to these lazy idiot government workers.
L: Gee. That sounds negative. No wonder a lot of poor people vote Republican
L: So tell me more about your blog, you said you started this because of what happened to your friend and because of the hard time the welfare state gave you?
B: Yes. You can learn a lot from living in the welfare state. I learned a lot in College too. I began to take sort of courses online, I learned a lot about capitalism, free markets, American freedom and liberty and our founder's intent. I learned a lot and I wanted to form my own blog to educate other people what I learned and pass it on. At the same time I wanted to confront these liberal apologists who support these failed policies and put them in their place, especially more so when Youtube came out.
L: You started your Youtube channel at the same time?
B: Well no. I had 2 other Youtube channels. All them banned by liberals. I guess I started late in 2005, at first all it was was viewing and commenting on other videos, I didn't start any yet. At the time, YouTube was virtually dominated by liberals. They held a literal monopoly. There were probably very very very few libertarian or conservative channels and most were not vocal otherwise they'd probably be banned.
L: really? I don't really remember how Youtube was before 2009, I just have a vague remembering of it yet you were there at the start?
B: Yes. First off, the format and the how do you say, well.. everything about how it worked was very easy, very friendly and very convenient. The channel's layout was perfect too. Then they began to gum it up and even though people complained they still did it. I mean there weren't much alternatives then. YOUTUBE had a monopoly over video sharing. In a way they still do! But what made things worse is that the overwhelming consumers and channels were leftist! The staff at Youtube were leftist too!
L:Wow! Why did they do that? I mean Why don't they make it better?
B: Well because they have a monopoly that's why! Especially back in the day before Dailymotion and Vimeo came out. Even though we have these they are sucky alternatives! Dailymotion for instance has loads of advertisements, they don't advertise on the video like Youtube does, they do it on a seperate screen run by a Java application that uses up bandwidth and slows down everything! You want to watch a movie on DM, you have to wait 10 minutes for this ad to play in the background, if you tell Explorer or Mozilla to stop the script it stops the movie as well! Vimeo does the same thing but the big problem with vimeo is it's not really popular. It has nothing.
L: Yes, I notice that, there isn't much to have on there. I also heard that they wont allow advertisements anymore?
B: Well Not quite but its difficult. They wont allow monetization on any channel that has any video that has any cursing, any violence or anything that may or even may not be copyrighted. So its kinda like SOPA and PIPA on steroids. In the end they're just beating themselves up. Hopefully someone comes along with an alternative.
L: What alternatives would you suggest?
B: aside from starting your own video sharing service? Don't know. DailyMotion and Vimeo are basically it. Google also has I think Independent videos. There's A few others, problem is that they are shall we say controversial. They're banned on some ISP's and libraries. For example there's Newgrounds is one place, you have to learn flash to write videos on it though and because Tom Fulp the owner allows almost anything and everything including porn, they have banned NG on most libraries and servers.
L: Yeah, Newgrounds, I like it but I can't get it at my house or at school because the filters put it down as X-rated even though not everything on it is X-rated...
B: Tom Fulp, the owner says its motto is everything by everyone. That's the problem. You got too much too far so the filters pick it up as XXX and keep it out.
L: What about videos? MP4 format though?
B: Well again, not too many. The Russians have quite a few places like Biqle but again, lots of copyright and X-rated videos there despite Regulations put in by Vladimir Putin. There's a few Asian sites but you have to know Asian or another language. All in all, its either the service blocked by filters for having too many controversial vids or the site is unworkable with too many Java apps.
L: So were stuck with Youtube until someone comes up with a better alternative?
B: Yes. To do that I am told will require money and funding to pay of Motion picture groups and advertise to pay royalties in order to bypass copyright restrictions.
L:I remember they used to have it where videos could only be 10 minutes long.
B: Yes that was a problem. They got better but they need to do more if they want to stay competitive.
L: So tell me about your activities on Youtube.
B: You should ask me about The New England Alliance for Liberty and Free markets.
L: okay, SHOOT!
B: New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets is my own pet project. Its a lobby. It started out as an information service if you will. Then became a lobby funded by my own business and other small businesses in New England, mostly southern New Hampshire. We also have tons of support in New York, Texas, Nebraska, Kansas and Florida.
L: Information service?
B: Yes. Information and education service. We want to educate the American people about their great history and Heritage and of how capitalism is superior to socialistic and communistic and other ideologies.
L: And you had this on Youtube?
B: On mainestategop and youtube. But for Youtube we had our own project. We teamed up with another patriotic group called Freerepublic.com and started something called operation Tune in. It was inspiired by Operation infinite Freep. It was originally intended to counter pacifists and so called peace protesters. Operation Tune in or as some billed, operation infinite Freep 2 was designed to take on and break the liberal monopoly on Youtube.
L: So you guys started this movement to take over Youtube.
B: no. See I don't want to make it sound like I and my friends are why there are more conservatives and that we were the ones who saved the day. That's not the case. And it wasn't just us! Tune In was one effort to open up the airwaves on Youtube the other part of the effort was by Freerepublic, Alex Jones Infowars, Jewish Task Force, John Ankerberg Ministries, lots of other groups and the general public!
L:So it wasn't just you.
B: No. There were lots and lots of people. We were just one regiment part of an army of patriotic Christian americans fighting back to take back America and kick the liberals over. The story is amazing.
L: Well okay tell me what you know and what involvment you had?
B: Well starting in 2009, the public were getting sick and tired liberalism on Youtube. There was a growing demand for conservative, pro-American, Pro-Christian, Pro-family values, Pro-capitalist channels. This was evidenced further by the decline of the radio station Air America or as we all called it, Air Head America. Eventually the left wing radio station went bankrupt. There was no demand for it! At the time we gradually moved in like termites coming out of the woodwork. It wasn't easy however, we had to really push hard!
L: So you ran into a lot of challenges?
B: Yes. The liberals were not going to give up their monopoly without a fight. Before Infinite Freep 2 and Tune In started, just about every political video on Youtube was leftist. The videos used ad hoc and straw arguments that were old and worn out, they were poorly done, poorly formated, for example, guns. Look up gun control now and on youtube you'll get videos that argue completely against it. Even people who are liberal have pro-gun pro-2nd amendment videos on there. But back then most of the vids that came up were anti-gun and all for banning guns altogether. The authors were mostly European liberals and Marxist university students. One video was this marxist woman at UCLA who had this crappy cartoon about guns on campus and she was coughing in the background. Another one was just pictures of guns and of school shooter footage from Columbine and elsewhere, they had no substance, just the usually arguments, guns are bad! Guns kill people! Protect the kids! Ban guns!! Only a couple of videos that showed documented images and statistics that prove that gun control fails everywhere. The comment section was full of angry liberals saying that they were false, they were made up, "YOUR A RACIST! YOUR A REDNECK! YOU'RE THIS AND THAT! WERE GONNA GET YOU!!" Many times they were just flagged and banned all together.
L:wow! So they had negative comments and some were flagged and bannned?
B: Yes. When we first started, when we showed how tax cuts were working, how blue states fared poorly when it came to homelessness and crime than red states they'd jump on, they'd swear and cuss at us, then they'd flag us and say we were promoting spam or hate speech. We'd then have to file an objection that we were wrongfully banned, this is not hate speech, this is not spam, this is not copyright, this is 100% our material, look, here, see, this isn't hateful. Were just trying to promote facts and information. If they have a problem with it they can make their own video refuting it!
L: Were there times where they refused to put your video back up?
B: Yes. Youtube staff sometimes were reluctant and would keep it banned even when there was nothing wrong! Sometimes they'd find a rationale for instance, videos on illegal immigration and homosexual militants. They would find a rationale with race card playing chicanos and gays screaming homophobia but most of them they had no rationale, there was no reason to ban those videos, they just banned it because staff at Youtube decided they didn't agree with it and just kicked it aside.
L: I heard it was very easy to flag videos backthen
B: Yes. Videos could be flagged for any reason. You don't need to show proof you're doing nothing wrong . If enough people flag your video or channel, Youtube and Google will take it down, review it, and usually they will uphold the ban. Then you have to file a complaint and object to the take down, they review that and usually they decide to uphold the ban. After that all you can do is hope you have a backup copy and upload it again maybe edit it and tweak it and put up disclaimers. That usually doesn't work because then staff at Youtube or Google find it and then destroy it again for the same reason.
L: How did you put a stop to it then?
B: We would flood them with complaints of course. Often times Fox News would comment on Youtube fascism and abuse of power and they'd have to back down. The other way we did this was to target militant liberals for flagging them down in retaliation. You take down our friend's channel for promoting American traditional values, we'll flag you and ban you and share with Google and Youtube your innappropriate comments. And all they could comment with is swear words and curses and name calling. "YOU'RE RACIST! YOU'RE INSENSITIVE! YOU CAN'T GET ALONG WITH OTHER CULTURES!! YOU'RE HEARTLESS!!" That's all they can argue with because they are so uneducated and clueless. Get this, Occupy wall street, many of them didn't even know what they were doing! The same applied for these boob toob Youtube liberals.
L: Well let me ask you again, what role did you play?
B: Glad you asked. New England Alliance formed something called the Flying Battalion which years later became known as The GOP Troll squad. In 2009 with the election of Obama, more and more people became disillusioned with Democrats and more and more people lost their homes, their jobs, their dignity, their rights ETC. GOP election and voting rolls swelled with more and more poor people even the homeless! The Tea Party Movement was formed at the time and well... we began a recruitment drive to bring people into the ranks to fight the liberals online on Youtube and elsewhere.
L: what kind of people were recruited.
B: Lots of people. Not many at first but by 2011, over 200 people, the majority of them, working poor and homeless or formerly poor and homeless as well joined the battalion. See, our articles about my friend and his problem with SSI garnered a lot of attention! We got emails from many many people who said they were forced against their will on SSI and made homeless by Democrats and the government. Some of them were just heart wrenching. we also got emails from people who were laid of from work and evicted because of Obama and Democrats. They were angry and wanted revenge. So these people, many of whom were rendered unemployable thanks to SSI, we hired them! We paid them to go online and troll the liberals, what to comment, what to do, we also paid them to flag left wing channels that attacked us or our allies.
L: You paid homeless people to comment for you?
B: Well not like that. We didn't just gave them money and turn them loose. We recruited them, educated them, then turn them loose and have them comment on certain things. Sometimes they had free will, often they had to flag certain sites, make certain comments on certain videos, sites channels ETC. We paid them to do it. Since many of them were unemployable or poor they were easy to utilize! Some homeless shelters and public housing projects had wifi hotspots and many times they would get laptops online at places that sold refurbished recycled old laptops or get them at pawnshops or maybe they had a job at Target, Burger King, Walmart or Labor Ready, they'd get the laptop, they'd go online at starbucks, library, McDs ETC. Or they could use the library computer! We didn't have many at first. We didn't start getting about 100 or 200 till around 2011. By then we'd pretty much defeated the liberals and were focused on a few groups.
L: What kind of people did you start with?
B: well there were a few. Mostly former New Englanders. Our channels had the word GOP or Patriot or libertarian at the end of them. Some of them left and I took over and made them sock accounts. One of the first was Minnesotastategop. His real name I think was Machias Houlton. He was a preacher originally from Maine, he was named after the city of Machias. He was pretty crazy. Unfortunately he garnered too much negative attention and his anti-catholicism left something to be desired. Most of my viewers are Catholic so it wasn't hard to kick him too the curbside. Then there was DenverLibertarion AKA John Hunter, there was Daniel Tucker AKA Illinoislibertarian, there was Rhode Island Patriot , NebraskaPatriot, Nhstategop, Seataclibertarian, Calstategop, who later became a liberal and traitor, ProvoGOP, Washingtonstategop, Wisconsinstategop and many others.
L:Wow! You had quite a lot of friends on your side! did all of them have GOP or whatever on the end of their tag? Why did they do that.
B: No, later on we stopped doing that but I originally had them do that to let them know that the GOP is still fighting strong and wont let America go down without a fight! We also let them know that America is strong and the majority of Americans hold some kind of conservatism.
L: What kind of views did you promote?
B: At first we brought up The fairness doctrine. There were many others but initially the fairness doctrine back then was controversial. It also was used to pry seams into Youtube! When people saw these liberals scream for fairness and openness, then start censoring our views, they really got riled up. That helped put them in their places. The other two hot topics we went after were Universal healthcare and Occupy Wallstreet. We were the first ones to note the similarities between the nazis and their anti-capitalist rhetoric and OWS. Especially after the American Nazi Party and Klansmen David Duke praised and announced support for OWS.
L: Your blog starts out focusing on Maine issues yet you later drift into issues outside of Maine despite being called Mainestategop
B:Oh well when I first started it was mostly to attack Maine Democrats. But overtime as more people outside of Maine showed up they told me all about what went on. Furthermore as the Flying battalion grew I learned more and more about events outside the Northeastern United States. True, my original purpose was to talk about New England politics from a conservative prospective but soon after it became stuff about other places, New Hampshire for instnace.
L: And a lot of your articles are about things going on in California, Washington, I see a few things about Texas and New York and Colorado, your blog is called Mainestategop but you've covered more ground than just the state of your birth it seems.
B: Correct. Not just that but international politics. I went from attacking liberalism in New England to promoting conservatism and advocating conservative views nationwide. I've made many new friends, many new enemies but mostly friends and I've learned so much more over the years.
L: I see that your blog is read mostly on Freerepublic and a few places in France and Hungary, where else have you been read and seen in?
B: Lots of forums post my articles, but Freerepublic is the most popular place for them. I've worked with the freepers for years. They were instrumental in fighting off the left wing and against youtube and the take over. I'm also quite popular on Churchmilitant TV run by St Michael's media. Several French forums have translated my articles but we've been censored.
L: and youtube is conservative would you say?
B: Actually its more balanced. But campared to 10 years ago it is far far far far far far more conservative and there are more religious people and more conservatives.
L:What about elsewhere? Have you tried Newgrounds or Dailymotion
B: No. There has been no demand for my videos on dailymotion and I don't feel like having to wait 10 minutes to watch my videos. I know my viewers wouldn't appreciate that too. Newgrounds, I never got the knack of Macromedia flash. I know now they got other tools available for making flash but I've never had the time to learn or the interest. Anyways Newgrounds tends to be mostly reserved for entertainment and creativity and spam than politics.
L: What kind of nemesis have you made on Youtube in this time? No doubt you have quite a few people who are on opposing sides who you've come across as of lately? I see for instance one person from California an elderly gentleman named oldfartrants I believe?
B: Oldfartrants yes. I have quite a lot of enemies online who wish I'd just go away. There have been several over the years, most were buried. They either quit or they were so offensive they packed up and left. I've taken on lots of leftists and enemies of America from muslim extremists, to nazis, communists, hippies, liberals, Euros, appeasers ETC. There are just a handful mind you just a handful who come to mind.
L:Like aside from this oldfartrants person who else?
B: Well there's this Croation Nazi for instance named Marbus. He spreads blood libel and attacks America and Israel even though he is born here. He spends most of his time attacking Jewish Task Force. There's the Geffel, this British piece of crap who lives in LA and calls anyone who isn't a socialist a traitor to America. He claims to have been a US citizen for 18 years or so. I doubt if he knew anything. Then there's Zangaro Zen, an english leftist who always trolls and argues different channels and makes up phony debate points. We banned him for being way too offensive.
L: What did he do?
B: well he constantly berated and argued with us but what sent me over the edge was when he claimed that maine's economy was fine and that unemployed people there were stupid. He also said that we should be willing to work harder and pay more taxes even for people who didn't want to work. That last one was what got us all to ban him from all our channels.
L: Tell me about your involvment with Lee Doren of Howtheworldworks?
B: He was our ally. I say was because of embarassment caused by oldfartrants. More than ever it was Lee Doren and his Channel howtheworldworks that helped us take over youtube and break the liberal monopoly over it. Unfortunately oldfartrants smear attacks made things hard for us.
L: How so?
B: Oldfartrants went on the attack against the GOP flying battalion, made up all kinds of crap that all our channels were socks when they were paid people, I mean turnofffox, another one of our opponents and a friend of oldfartrants even admitted that they were real and wrote a youtube video attacking one of them and had photos of him who was arrested in Orange County for a sex offense and for allegedly being a part of the KKK.
L: Oh my God really!
B: Yes. He lied to us. We thought he was in trouble for copyright infringement and contempt of court for arguing with the judge but my lawyer friend did research on our channel owners. During a luncheon he told me all about the guy. He name was Daniel Tucker, AKA Illinoislibertarian,turns out he was not from Illinois but from Gulfsport Mississippi, he wasn't stranded in LA, he has nowhere else to go because he's not allowed back into Mississippi. He lied.
L: That must not have made you happy.
B: Nope. I probably would've fired him after Turnoffox went on the attack but then I Decided to just let it go. By this time the people I worked with had lost interest and moved on to better things. Also I had been starting a family and had to work on my business as well. So lots of other moved on. We still trolled the leftists on the internet though. I got back into it a couple years ago after a 2 year hiatus.
L: What about the new England Alliance for liberty and Free Markets? What else do they do? You said lobbying?
B: Yes and education. We also help people who are being attacked by the government like the IRS or CPS and others. We helped to elect Trump, we helped to unseat some Democrats and get people like Lepaige in office. Its an uphill climb however since most people in New England are very very left wing.
L: Who belongs to NEALFM? Where do you get your funding?
B: Our membership is usually made up of small business owners in the New England area, mostly in Manchester, Concord, Boston and Portsmouth. They and their associates are also members. We also have honorary members outside new England like Chaim Ben Pesach of Jewish Task Force, Lee Doren, of Howtheworldworks, also a few other people. We are funded by donors and some big lobby groups like ALEC has funded us money.
L: Some people take offense to that as campaign finance. Bribery and that corporations are using you to decieve people.
B: Not true. Its not bribery its all legal and its part of free speech. Oldfartrants i remember went after me and Lee Doren over this. the liberals take a page right out of Hitler and Goebbels. If you tell a lie long enough it becomes true. They say that corporations control us and control washington. No, they are controlled by the voters. They never mention for instance how unions, welfare groups and others pay Democrats for instance and they've always been exempted but when Citizens united makes a film attack Hillary Clinton all hell breaks loose. Well it was their biggest mistake ever. You all get one ballot one vote. Corporations have no control. Its the American people who have control. Unfortunately there are too many people who are irresponsible and apathetic and throw away there vote. Then there are those who cancel out our informed vote for more welfare.
L: But what of misinformation and swaying opinions?
B: Its the left that does that. Look, Democrats have control over nearly all the media. The corporate networks except Fox, the news papers such as new York Times, Washington Post, NPR, PBS, All we have is talk radio and the internet. Is it any wonder liberals want to come down and take that away from us and regulate the internet to oblivion and take away our freedom of choice just to cram their failed ideology down our throats? And the fairness doctrine falsely so called and these other regs against our freedom of speech. Despite their big big unfair advantage and our unfair disadvantage of having just talk radio, they would rather still come down on talk radio.
L: What examples do you have of liberal bias?
B; Well take the new York Times for instance. They had an article about an alleged attack in Israel by the IDF against so called innocent arab civilians, it turned out the photos they used were at a gas station in another town at another time!! Then there's the Nick Minucci incident, this poor guy got framed for defending himself from a black mugger. The Times screamed that he was a racist bigot and without even stating fact they smeared him and lied to him. His trial was tainted and he went to prison for self defense!!
L: What other accomplishments have the NEALFM made besides influencing elections?
B: Well we helped stop a mosque from being built in Manchester, we are the only state in the country without a mosque and we played a role in that. They do have one but its not sizable. We've so far been successful in stemming the tide of Jihad. Lets see... There was this homeless woman who got ran down by the police and these thugs. She was wrongfuly arrested and persecuted, we helped her out with legal problems. Although evidence was on her side they accquited the police and the bullies who had her set up but they settled behalf and she got a few hundred thousand dollars. She went back to California with her relatives. Then there's advertisements against the building of a Mosque in Manchester and posters and fliers we did about the Dangers of Islam
L: You mentioned you did an interview with two communists who belong to a street gang in Chicago called Antifa or Anti Racist action?
B: Yes. Ever since attacks happened against our meetings at Manchester, I got pretty interested in learning about this group. They are the least known yet most dangerous. ARA/Antifa means Anti-racist action and Anti-fascist. Or Anti-fashista as it is known. These guys are left wing thugs who get their kicks attacking nazis but they also attack conservatives and as I found out later on, veterans. They are liberal terrorists and a potential danger. I got in touch with two of them in Chicago and went to meet with them. I posted the interview which was called, Coffee with Communists, why they kill. I consider it one of my best works ever. It was done in four parts, it was all about what these scum did. My friend Kyle Weissman who is an eminent historian is doing another one with an antifa protestor in Denver who is part of Rocky Mountain Antifa.
L: When did they attack you?
B: Back during a meeting we had in 2011 or was it 12, I don't recollect but we were at a hotel conference room in Portsmouth and these psychos were outside shouting protesting attacking hotel staff and security screaming and chanting, the police came and broke it up but we were shut down. They tried this again in Manchester in 2013 and again in 14.
L: Why would they do that?
B: Because they hate what we believe in. We support America, we support freedom, Christian faith and other exceptional principals that made us the best nation there was. These leftists so called anti-fascists who really are fascist and these thugs hate those things. The branches responsible came from Boston, another in Gorham New Hampshire and another group I think either based in Manchester or in Keene. But these goons, these pinko thugs hate America and hate our guts.
L: And you mentioned a friend of yours did another interview with them?
B: Yes. We got a ton of death threats from the above mentioned over my interview in Chicago but the most I got was from another branch I had not heard of. The Rocky Mountain Antifa, these guys are from Denver Colorado and they were pretty upset. I called them out and they had a fit over it. I mean don't blame the messenger! I can't help it if your friends are evil and want to kill people. Kyle Emailed them asked what the deal was, why they objected and so on, he got three replies, one denied that they intentionally murdered veterans the other was upset that I made them look bad, the other one demanded that they post a statement that they were not against veterans, they did not believe in hurting vets they were not gangsters they were not terrorists and so on. Then Kyle Got an email from another guy who argued over my posts on
Islam saying he was a Muslim he was a communist and so on, he said
Islam was better than Christianity, better than Judaism, claimed that I
was lying and so on, made all kinds of statements.
L: Did you post that statement.
B: Well I told them hey! Email it over and I'll post it but I have yet to see it.
L: How did the interview go?
B:Kyle was going to be in the area, he had some business to take care of up in Fort Collins area and would be passing through so, he decided to head over there and give it a try. He recorded it and had it transcribed but I haven't received the transcript yet. I'm looking forward to it.
L: What was it like? Did he say anything to you about it?
B: He told me it was strange. This fellow is anti-white, yet he was white, he was a Muslim, he was a communist, he was a whole boatload of contradictions. He quoted a passage of the Bible that echoed in his mind at the time: A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. This guy was totally double minded. First off the anti-white while white bit, then his Muslim faith. He says he supports Jihad, says the Muslim religion says you must support Jihad, yet he's reluctant, doesn't want to get killed. Third, he's anti-american particularly middle America but wont leave America and resides around Middle America! Then there's his communism. He said he didn't like corporate america, hates buy from corporations wont deal with corporations but owns and purchases goods by companies and corporations. He is also a part of the far left considers himself flaming liberal yet his Muslim faith conflicts with this. He supports the feminists, gun control, secularism, banning prayer in school ETC. But he's a devout Muslim and is conservative in his beliefs!!!
L: Wow! That sounds incredible! Why does he do what he does then? I mean why did he become a Muslim?
B: I don't know. I look forward to finding out when I get the transcript.
L:What about your personal life? What do you do outside of blogging and lobbying?
B: I have a wife and 3 wonderful children. Sean is the newest addition. I also have two other sons, 7 and 3.
L:What do you and your wife do for work.
B:The wife stays at home theses days. I have a small business I work on. I don't like mentioning it though. I know if they find out what it is, they'll have my head and these people I mentioned will never leave us alone.
L: Okay but tell me about your family. are they conservative like you?
B:Not all of them. Most are, others have become more conservative thanks to Barack Obama. and the disaster he has inflicted. For the most part, my family is either at worst just left of center or right of center and moderate. I'm the least moderate of all my family I am pleased to say.
L: Any liberal relatives
B: Yes but they keep to themselves. They know I guess that they can't win a debate with me. They just worry about their own lives. But I gotta feeling they know they're wrong.
L: How popular are you overseas?
B: Like I said, the Catholics in France have been posting our articles there. They are censored because of communist hate speech laws so called they have there. But its amazing! I don't know which forums they put them on but St Michael's media run by Mike Voris has been involved, the National Front has posted our articles and we are very popular in Hungary.
L:Other than the US, France and Hungary where are you read?
The 10 other countries that we are well read are Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Argentina, China, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Greece and Poland. We also noted some heavy viewership in Serbia, Brazil and Australia.