Recently Tim Pool, a political commentator and YouTuber was labeled “Right-Wing” by the media after accepting an invitation to a social media summit at the White House.
Interestingly, Tim Pool’s political views are mostly left-leaning, so why did he get stuck, with a right wing label?
Pool is not a follower, or NPC if you will. He speaks what he thinks, truthfully and in good faith, I believe. In the mid 90’s he would have been a good Democrat, however, in 2019, the core values of the Democratic party are zealously protected. It has almost become analogous to the Catholic church in the 1500’s. ‘You have a new idea? Well you must be an enemy of the party’.
There is an odd sense of a pressure to conform in the modern Democratic party. This becomes challenging when the party’s platform changes from underneath you.
In just a few short years Socialism has crept from the fringes into the mainstream. Up until Trumps election, Democrats were against illegal immigration, but now the idea of open borders is being pushed as a mainline idea. Transgender women are dominating women’s sports, and being celebrated. The list goes on.
Tim Pool, for his crime of daring to question the state of American politics, is castigated as right wing. The media did not do this because they think it is true. They did it to attempt to invalidate his position before his words were heard by an audience.