I have decided to retire from both politics and from social media.
Over the years, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in the production of independent, political media.
In 2008, I launched ‘The Grant J. Kidney Revolution’. This was a part serious, part ‘troll’ platform from which I could communicate political thoughts and ideas.
Just as musicians adopt ‘stage personas’ for themselves, so too had I worked to craft an online presence which represented a mix between comedians like Andrew Dice Clay, and radio hosts like Michael Savage.
As an admitted ‘shock jock’, my game was to utter politically incorrect sentiment through a wide spectrum of media, including blog posts, podcasts and video. Despite working very hard to make a name for myself in the world of politics, I knew at a base level that the business of indie, conservative commentary just wasn’t a sustainable effort in the long-run.
We live in a very corrosive and polarizing time where one is forced to pick a ‘side’ in the political arena, and to duke it out with the other team until ‘ultimate victory’ is achieved. This is what I did for the longest time until having been made completely worn out by the process.
Though I'll never stop being a conservative, I have definitely lost all drive to continue broadcasting political views to the wider world. This is why I’ve chosen to delete all of my social media accounts.
Social media is a progenitor of many of the problems we face as a society. In my situation, I was defamed by some Internet users, while supported by others. In 2018, a search for ‘Grant J. Kidney’ yields many results ranging from online forums where I am ruthlessly attacked, to various news articles where some of my tweets were embedded for discussion purposes. Online hate mobs event went as far as creating fake tweets and spreading artificial rumors in order to further damage my name and reputation.
At this stage in life, my goal is to pursue other hobbies and professional interests. It isn’t that I ‘conceded’ to far left hate and attacks, it’s just that I’ve come to understand that the world is so much bigger than politics and social media.
As I grow with regards to other pursuits in life, I may begin writing and doing videos documenting my newfound journeys and experiences.
Thank you for your time.
Grant J. Kidney