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Filmmaker. American. Principles cannot be canceled. Substack: https://t.co/zURrTUrmAz Films: https://t.co/8wLzgRDGOy https://t.co/NQkInYewt9
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Apr 5 5 tweets 6 min read
After enduring a week of unwarranted takedowns of the Killing America trailer on @Youtube and @Vimeo as well as receiving a baseless cease and desist letter that seeks to prevent my documentary from being shown in its original form, I’ve decided to release the full (38 min) version of Killing America on this platform.

Let’s be clear, @TheMAChronicle claims that this is a copyright issue, but it is not. Our work is fully protected by the Fair Use doctrine, which allows us to use even copyrighted footage under certain guidelines. (See explanation in comments section.)

These left-wing activists cannot stand dissent or opposition to the ideological order they seek to impose in our schools as well as our larger society. What you are witnessing here is the weaponization of the copyright law in these ugly culture wars to prevent my film from being shown in its full form. This is nothing less than suppression of free speech, which includes artistic expression and free thought.

The "crime" that Killing America commits is telling the truth during these ideological times. Watch the film and you’ll see why extremist ideologues are doing everything in their power to censor the film and why I decided not to play their game and go straight to you, The People.

Lastly, I have made the point to release this film as widely as possible for free because I want the word out. We've been too far timid and we've allowed ourselves to be intimidated for too long, so please share this film widely.

At the same time, people have asked if they can donate small fee for watching the film or make a contribution to cover the cost that I personally incurred during the making of the film as well as legal fees (lawyer consults). I truly appreciate this because this film was a labor of love for me, a continuation of my family’s legacy of civil rights activism that dates back to 1942:

Apr 4 32 tweets 7 min read
What happens when you try to tell the truth in a world invested in ideological lies?

This AM, I received an email from @YouTube: “We received a copyright removal request for your video (#KillingAmerica). Based on applicable copyright law, we removed your video from YouTube.”
🧵 Image The complainant was Menlo-Atherton High School’s newspaper, M-A Chronicle (@TheMAChronicle), and they objected to the inclusion of a two-second clip in the Killing America trailer. I checked the trailer’s @YouTube page and, indeed, it had been removed.Image
Feb 20 25 tweets 6 min read
Very sad to hear about the passing of Lavondale "Big Dale" Glass. I met him thru Pastor @CoreyBBrooks at Project H.O.O.D. Big Dale was one of the most notorious gangsters who reformed himself and helped prevent as many as 50 retaliation shootings a month. More remarkably, Big Dale lost his own son to gang violence and knew the shooter, but chose to stay true to his reformed path.

To honor him, I'm posting an article I wrote on him and Varney Voker below as a thread:
foxnews.com/opinion/roofto…Image Pastor Brooks recently met with two ex-gangsters who were once destined to kill one another. Varney Voker ran the Black Disciples as a top bosses & ruled with ruthless business savvy. A block away, Lavondale Glass ran the rival Gangster Disciples with equal ruthlessness. Image
Jan 9 26 tweets 5 min read
"I pastor one of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods on the South Side and @mcuban's defense of DEI is deeply flawed for one reason: this poisonous ideology has no impact on my community, the very community it professes to help." -- Pastor @CoreyBBrooks

A 🧵in the pastor's words: Image From my church located in one of Chicago’s most violent South Side neighborhoods, I watched with disquieting fascination the public trial of Claudine Gay. I followed the debates on the influence and impact of the DEI movement not just in the case of Gay but throughout America.
Dec 30, 2023 25 tweets 4 min read
2023 was the year of the "Great Awokening" for many.

One question I'm often asked by those who recently left the woke is, "How long will this culture war go on?"

They thought Oct. 7, the Claudine Gay farce, etc., would shock America back into reason and common sense.

Long 🧵: Image These folks also ask, “Why can’t they see what we see?” I’ve been in this culture war since my teens and I have asked myself this question too many times.
Dec 20, 2023 23 tweets 4 min read
For the last 40 years, I've watched my father counsel countless of Americans to have the courage to stand up to the Left's merciless assault on the American principles and its institutions.

Hardly nobody listened.

🧵: Image Lately, I've thought about what this courage looks like. I think it comes down to two essential things: 1) shedding white guilt and 2) embracing colorblindness.
Dec 13, 2023 20 tweets 3 min read
There have been accusations that those who decried cancel culture in the past years are now the cancellers themselves.

The obvious charge here is hypocrisy.

🧵: Image Were people wrong to demand accountability from the 34 Harvard organizations that signed a letter that held the "Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence" and that "the apartheid regime is the only one to blame?”
Dec 11, 2023 20 tweets 3 min read
I have known people like Claudine Gay my entire life and they are the reason why I never checked the black box on college and employment applications.

If I had, I would not be a free individual today.

🧵: Image People often told, "Oh, it’s nothing, just check the box and you’ll get an upper hand." Indeed, I was once offered a $25,000 MLK scholarship, a lot of money in 1993. So checking the black box was tempting, yes.
Sep 15, 2023 14 tweets 3 min read
The fact that microagressions exist today is bull. I am deaf and I wear this weird looking device attached to the side of my head by a magnet. If I were to consider every remark or question about my cochlear implant a microagression, I wouldn’t get through the day.

🧵: Microagressions have been generally defined as slights, intentional or not, against a marginalized group. I guess being deaf qualifies me as marginalized though I would never describe myself as such.
Jul 4, 2023 12 tweets 3 min read
Why do I celebrate the 4th of July?

Yes, America is the nation that enslaved and segregated my people for centuries — I am the first male in my family to be born free of those historical oppressions.

Thread: America is also the nation that admitted in the 1960s to its great racial evils. Since then, it has tried to right those wrongs, however flawed those efforts may have been.
Jun 14, 2023 18 tweets 5 min read
You hear about how bad San Francisco is. I was filming a shot of my father , Shelby Steele, and in the ten minutes we were gone our SUV was broken into and nearly $15k of cameras stolen. Called 911 & they hung up twice. Image This is the video. Black Chevy Blazer with license plate #9AAZ318. Still no SF police.