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So the global capitalist ruling classes’ War on Dissent is now in full swing. With their new and improved official narrative, “Democracy versus the Putin-Nazis,” successfully implanted in the public consciousness, the corporatocracy have been focusing their efforts on delegitimizing any and all forms of deviation from their utterly absurd and increasingly paranoid version of reality.

The Democratic Party is suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and Wikileaks (seriously … they’ve filed an actual lawsuit in an actual court of law an everything) for launching “an all-out assault on democracy” by publishing the DNC’s emails, “an act of unprecedented treachery,” according to Party Chairman Tom Perez. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, having already spent the last six years in a room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid being arrested by the British authorities, extradited to the United States, and imprisoned for the remainder of his natural life, has been cut off from the outside world in order to prevent him from further “interfering” with democracy by expressing his opinions.

In Syria, where the “international community” has been battling the “global terrorist threat” by supporting moderate jihadist militias intent on overthrowing the government and establishing a fundamentalist theocracy, the corporate media have been hard at work sanctifying the official story of the “chemical weapons attack” in Douma. According to this story, Bashar al-Assad, an uncooperative brutal dictator whom the corporatocracy has been trying to replace with a more cooperative brutal dictator, dropped a lot of chlorine gas bombs (and possibly sarin, the deadly nerve agent), onto a house full of innocent babies. He did this on the eve of victory over those moderate jihadist militias the “international community” has been supporting in their eight-year attempt to take over his country, slaughter him and his entire family, mount their severed heads on spikes, implement nationwide Sharia law, and then go out hunting homosexuals and heretics to gruesomely behead on YouTube. The evacuation of these freedom fighters was already being negotiated, but Assad didn’t want to miss his last chance to sadistically gas a lot of women and children and have the Western corporate media broadcast his war crimes throughout the world, or something more or less along those lines.

This gratuitous baby-gassing massacre could not be allowed to go unpunished, so Emmanuel Macron and other senior members of the “international community” hauled Trump in off a golf course somewhere (or wrestled him away from the Gorilla Channel) and ordered him to order a completely pointless one hundred fifty million dollar series of “retaliatory” missile strikes on assorted uninhabited buildings containing zero chemical weapons and of absolutely no strategic value. The corporate media and their paid menagerie of military experts and other talking heads took to the airwaves to celebrate this demonstration of international “resolve,” as did investors in Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics.

The celebrations were short-lived, however, as the corporate media needed to immediately turn their attention to aggressively countering the malicious disinformation campaign being waged by the infamous International Putin-Nazi Propaganda Network (i.e., anyone capable of critical thinking). Reports by journalists actually in Syria, like Robert Fisk of The Independent, casting doubt on the official story needed to be strenuously ignored, ridiculed, and delegitimized. Fisk, a respected, award-winning journalist who has covered the Middle East for over four decades, had clearly been duped by his Putin-Nazi minders into publishing pro-Assad propaganda. Just as clearly, any actual Syrians contradicting the official story (which the corporate media had scrupulously fact-checked with the US military and intelligence agencies) had been intimidated into doing so by Putin-Nazi-Assadist death squads.

But Fisk and the Syrians are small potatoes compared to the discord-sowing threat posed by the International League of Assad-Loving Twitter Conspiracy Theorists, a decentralized network of “anti-Western,” “pro-Assad,” extremist traitors led by people like Sarah Abdallah, a shadowy figure whose current whereabouts the BBC is still trying to pinpoint (and presumably report to MI6), and Vanessa Beeley, an independent journalist who writes about Syria for an “extreme right” website, speaks to “fringe groups,” and has appeared on RT, which the BBC is at pains to remind us is a “state-owned” media organization.

This nefarious network of dissension-sowers is also responsible for the “4000 percent increase” in Putin-Nazi propaganda in the wake of the Poisoned Porridge Attack that “Russia” carried out in Salisbury in March, in which operatives allegedly smeared the doorknob of a former Russian intelligence officer and his daughter with oatmeal laced with Novichok, “the deadliest nerve agent ever devised,” instead of, well, you know, just shooting the guy, or throwing him out of an upper-floor window. Despite the potency of this lethal nerve agent, which, for some reason, “can only be made in Russia,” both victims are expected to completely recover. Tragically, their cat and guinea pigs, having also managed to survive the attack, were slowly starved to death by the police, presumably out of an abundance of caution.

In any event, according to the diligent, authoritative investigative journalists at The Guardian, following this brazen porridge attack, “automated bots” “based in Russia,” like @Partisangirl and @Ian56789, spread Putin-Nazi disinformation to millions of unknowing Twitter users in an attempt to “undermine the international system” (whatever that’s supposed to mean). As it turns out, @Partisangirl is just a human being and not a robot at all, and @Ian56789 is just a feisty British pensioner who is tired of being routinely lied to by the government and the corporate media … unless, of course, he’s a sleeper agent just posing as a feisty pensioner, which he hasn’t been able to conclusively disprove to the satisfaction of the corporate media. (Watch Ian being interrogated by a Sky News Russian Bot-Hunting Team and judge his loyalties for yourself!)

These are just a few examples of how the global capitalist ruling classes and their mouthpieces in the corporate media have been generating an atmosphere of mindless hysteria and paranoia in the service of drawing “a line in the sand” between neoliberalism (i.e., global capitalism) and any and all forms of dissent therefrom. They’ve been at this, relentlessly, for almost two years now, since they recognized they were being confronted with a bona fide widespread “populist” insurgency against the hegemony of global capitalism, not just in the Greater Middle East, but right in the heart of the Western empire.

I’ve been writing about this since 2016, so I’m not going to try to rehash all that here. The short version is, Western societies are being divided into two opposing camps … two extremely broad ideological camps, both of which encompass the traditional political division into left and right. Let’s call camp number one “the Normals” (i.e., those who support and conform to the values and ideology of global capitalism, regardless of whether they identify as conservatives, liberals, neoliberals, neoconservatives, or anything else). Let’s call camp number two “the Extremists” (i.e., those opposing global capitalism, or not conforming to its ideology, regardless of whether they identify as socialists, communists, anarchists, fascists, anti-fascists, jihadists, or whatever).

While, of course, real political conflict still takes place within each of these two broad camps, the global capitalist ruling classes are less concerned with the “left/right” equation than they are with “Normal/Extremist” equation. This is the battle they are fighting currently. Short some sort of miraculous event, it is a battle they are going to win. They are going to win it by demonizing anyone opposing global capitalism as one or another form of “extremist” … an Islamic terrorist, an Antifa terrorist, a white supremacist, a Black identity extremist, an anti-Semite, a conspiracy theorist, an Assad apologist, a Russian bot, a Putin-Nazi propagandist … or whatever. It doesn’t really matter which labels they use. The point is, anyone not conforming to the global capitalist version of reality is an enemy of all that is normal and good.

In an atmosphere of mass hysteria and paranoia (like the one we’re living in at the moment), the authorities’ narratives do not have to make sense, or stand up to any type of real scrutiny. Their primary purpose is not to deceive, but rather, to demarcate an ideological territory of acceptable belief, expression, and emotion to which “normal” people are expected to conform. Beyond the boundaries of that territory lies the outer darkness of “abnormality” and “extremism,” which no “normal” person wants anything to do with. To avoid being cast into this outer darkness, people will conform to the most absurd and paranoid nonsense you can possibly imagine. The global capitalist ruling classes know this, which is why they don’t care if you disprove their narratives on Twitter or some “disreputable” website they’ve rendered virtually invisible anyway. They are not debating the facts or the truth … they are marking the boundaries of that “normal” territory, and herding frightened people into it.

This article in Haaretz by Alexander Reid Ross, a lecturer at Portland State University who has been publishing (or attempting to publish) a series of rather paranoid pieces smearing people he disagrees with as neo-Strasserist sleeper agents, provides an extreme but clear example of what Western governments and the corporate media have been doing, albeit on a much subtler level. Read the piece through if you can possibly stand it. You will be told how people like Michael Savage, Rania Khalek, Alex Jones, Breitbart’s entire UK office, Cenk Ugyur, Max Blumenthal, Caitlin Johnstone, Glenn Greenwald, The Nation‘s Stephen F. Cohen, Tucker Carlson, Vanessa Beeley (again), various British fascists, Jeremy Corbyn, and that modern-day Rasputin, Lyndon LaRouche, are all parts of the insidious Putin-Nazi plot to … well, I’m not sure, exactly, but I’m pretty sure it has something to do with killing Jews and gassing babies.

Would you like to be associated with people like that … Assad-loving, Putin-supporting Nazis? No? Then stop and think very carefully before sharing, “liking,” or commenting on this essay.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

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  1. 100% correct article except for one fact: we Extremists are going to win.

    • Agree: Vojkan
    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  2. God love C.J. Hopkins! Keep ‘em comin’, brother.

  3. Apropos of, well, every word above, today’s the day when CIA puts the laser dot back on Trump’s clammy forehead and tells him, No you can’t release the records of our JFK coup d’état, stick your law up your ass.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-memorandum-heads-executive-departments-agencies-2/

    Even though everybody and his dog knows by now that CIA whacked both Kennedy dissidents, CIA’s still kind of touchy about it.

    https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/FalseMystery/COPA1998VJS.html

  4. Randal says:

    Let’s call camp number one “the Normals” (i.e., those who support and conform to the values and ideology of global capitalism, regardless of whether they identify as conservatives, liberals, neoliberals, neoconservatives, or anything else). Let’s call camp number two “the Extremists” (i.e., those opposing global capitalism, or not conforming to its ideology, regardless of whether they identify as socialists, communists, anarchists, fascists, anti-fascists, jihadists, or whatever).

    All very well, but “camp number one” are the real extremists – fanatical in their shared devotion to social radicalism and internationalist globalism with the intention of completing the transformation of all societies into states in which mass immigration has destroyed any remnant of patriotism or nationalist feeling and indoctrination in social radicalism has completed the destruction of the family and made people believe in (or fear to express disbelief in) all the self-evidently absurd, lobby-driven lies of political correctness: “there’s no such thing as race [but white people are bad]“; homosexual activity is equivalent to normal sex; women and men are the same [except for the ways women are better than men], etc.

    On the other hand, camp two contains the people better described as normal – people who believe in things that were absolutely commonplace just a generation or two ago, before the indoctrination took effect: support for the family, disapproval of deviant sexual behaviour, national loyalty, etc, and whose disputes are the formerly “normal” ones about capitalism versus socialism, that the extremists in camp one have rendered moot.

    The problem is that the indoctrination includes being trained to think of the camp one extremists as “centre” and “moderate”.

    Better terms needed, which at least don’t play into camp one’s ideological line so directly. Establishment versus dissidents seems descriptive.

    people like Michael Savage, Rania Khalek, Alex Jones, Breitbart’s entire UK office, Cenk Ugyur, Max Blumenthal, Caitlin Johnstone, Glenn Greenwald, The Nation‘s Stephen F. Cohen, Tucker Carlson, Vanessa Beeley (again), various British fascists, Jeremy Corbyn, and that modern-day Rasputin, Lyndon LaRouche

    Certainly looks like a cohesive body of malign conspirators to me. I bet they have meetings where one of them gets to stroke a white cat.

    • LOL: Seamus Padraig
    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
  5. @Randal

    Tariq Ali calls the establishment the “Radical Center.” Sounds about right.

    • Replies: @m___
    , @prusmc
    , @Bill jones
  6. Shameless warmongering Luciferian Jews and careerist gentile traitors dominate western political life and direct our political discourse.

  7. RobinG says:

    The worst conspiracy today is the promotion by UK/France/US of the WHITE HELMETS. But their days are numbered, and with any luck they’ll take a good portion of the lying press with them when they go down. The staged Douma “chemical attack” was too transparent, so the conspirators are busy attacking the honest journalists.

    Vanessa Beeley reports. She just spent five weeks in Syria, including Douma, where she visited the rebel weapons factory…. chemicals galore.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih7J6jTPSOY&t=12s

    What @VanessaBeeley Saw on Her Trip to #Douma #FaultLines

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
  8. “… which the [state-owned] BBC is at pains to remind us is a “state-owned” media organization.”

    I know it might seem obvious that the Beeb is state-owned, but there are plenty of people who think the Beeb is a fine and upstanding example of serious independent journalism.

    • Replies: @Randal
  9. renfro says:

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/04/israel-launches-desperate-psyops-and-trump-is-buying-by-publius-tacitus.html#more

    ”Here’s how the Israel friendly media played Netanyahu’s performance:

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed a cache of documents he says proves Iran lied to the world about its nuclear program for years, even after the 2015 nuclear deal with the world. “Iran did not come clean about its nuclear program,” Netanyahu said in a prime time address in English. Iran, for its part, blasted the speech as “propaganda.”

    Presenting 55,000 pages of documents and 183 CDs, Netanyahu said Iran hid an “atomic archive” of documents on its nuclear program.

    Yet, Bibi failed to provide one shred of evidence that Iran had violated the agreement currently in place. In fact, all Bibi did was dredge up old, dated intel and present it as something new. I suspect we will soon learn that Jared Kushner and Mike Pompeo were in touch with Netanyahu and his crowd in coordinating this presentation. This was staged managed so that Trump can announce in 10 days that the United States is pulling out of the accord because Iran “lied.”

    Of course, there will be no evidence whatsoever that Iran lied, but who needs proof when there is a political axe to grind.
    I expect we will see more efforts by Israel in the coming 10 days to launch military strikes in Syria against Iranian troops and targets in hopes of triggering retaliation by Iran. But such retaliation will be portrayed in the media as an unprovoked act of aggression by Iran.

    The die is cast. Trump is pulling the plug on the Iran agreement. But that is a foolish move. It may feel good today but it will work to Iran’s advantage in the long run.

    One more thing–the Israeli story that they managed to steal a 1,000 pounds of files from a Top Secret facility in Iran reeks of more bullshit than a Texas cattle ranch.

    Nuclear weapons files are the most sensitive documents in any nation’s archives and intel collections. They are more tightly controlled than just about anything else. Yet, Israel wants you to believe that the Iranians stashed this stuff in a dilapidated warehouse and that Israeli intel operatives got full access to it. Just try to imagine the actual logistics involved of removing that many documents and then loading on a truck. This is not a five minute operation. Big lies from Jerusalem.”

    You can watch Netanyahu’s dog and pony show on Iran here…….https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/pm-expected-to-reveal-how-iran-cheated-world-on-nuke-program-1.6045300

  10. anon[100] • Disclaimer says:

    Loe the.non lethal WMDs.

  11. Few here can read Dutch, I suppose, but let me tell you that there is not one positive reaction to Netanyahu’s revelations about Iran developing atomic bombs

    https://joop.bnnvara.nl/nieuws/luchtaanvallen-op-iraanse-doelen-syrie-vermoedelijk-israel

    • Replies: @Anon
  12. m___ says:

    More relevant column than on average certainly.

    Just a question. Is it even conceiveable that the elites of any fray(Russian, Chinese, Western) could care less about the deplorables? They are concerned about the outliers hidden as spoils within the global masses, outside of “meritocracy”, enslaved middle classes, that could rouse and have impact on their immediate environments, are testosterone level sufficient to add covert as a manner of conduct. That is about the only thing that could hurt where it matters, timely, to organise ignorant masses of left behinds to disrupt the established system in repeated short bursts, at essential, ennoying spots.

    Assange is such a case, that came closest to harnessing a strategy that has the overt and covert essential attitude. He is not hated but by the West, he is a thorn into the eye of all of the global elites. Noticed that Snowden does not even come out on his behalf, evidently of his physical location within direct control of Russia. The “public intellectual”, the media, no distinction whatsoever, are the janissaries of the Sultan, if one prefers, from Chomsky(he is the one longest at it, should be given the laurel of longevity) over a Michael Moore, to a Jordan Peterson.

    A lesson to be learned from Isis and Al Quaeda, and to no extend subscribing there concepts of goal, but singlely method: be brutal, have a covert and overt organisation. Again be brutal, as an underdog as the master exemplates. Abuse the masses of deplorables for what they are, cannon fodder. The underdog, with a global ego.

    Our idea of normal/extreme.

  13. Randal says:
    @The Alarmist

    I know it might seem obvious that the Beeb is state-owned, but there are plenty of people who think the Beeb is a fine and upstanding example of serious independent journalism.

    State ownership of course is not the only method the UK state has to control the output of the establishment media:

    Where They Tell You Not to Look

  14. m___ says:
    @Seamus Padraig

    Tariq Ali calls the establishment the “Radical Center.” Sounds about right.

    Right.

  15. The question to ask and answer is how and why the american people take this take over without any meaningful fisical push back?
    Even the Aztec rebel Hernado Cortez.
    Words and letter wont do it with this elite.

    • Replies: @m___
    , @Seamus Padraig
  16. Jake says:

    CJ Hopkins for Noble Prize in Literature for his brave work highlighting and satirizing the insatiably greedy and hypocritical insanity that is the US-run Globalist Empire. Most compelling may be his ability to mark the utterly absurd things that the masses of American citizens accept as normal because they are told so by the ‘mainstream’ media and the political class. No people in world history have come to believe any more deeply or widely, so fiercely and so imperialistically, in such nonsense that further enslaves them while wreaking havoc across the planet ands making our Fearless Leader class of Billionaires even richer.

    In the pits of Hell, Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, and Mao Zedung are weeping that they were much less able to work this magic than the current Elites of Yank WASP culture.

  17. m___ says:
    @Rafael Martorell

    Free distribution of heroin for the global normals: consumerism. That is the great achievement of tens of thousands of years of human history, that is what correlates universally to the human psyche’s instincts. No rational thinking, certainly as true within the global elites, can help a junky. The religions of one single god, and afterlives were aspirin compared to the promise of “paradise now”. As pushers go, most are equally addicted.

  18. cezanne says:

    great article, however as usual the shadowy players (who are out in the sunlight) of these nefarious plots are unnamed. The most insidious of them being: the Trilateral Commission, The Council on Foreign Relations and the Tavistock Institute. Evil Globalists incarnate all! And yes, sometime, somewhere, the Adorable Deplorables will win our freedom back!

    • Replies: @m___
  19. Vojkan says:

    Yes, when you think of it with a clear head, it all seems pretty absurd. It also seems pretty absurd that so many people are ready to believe the absurdity. So it appears the “Normal” who defy any definition of what has been considered normal for a human society throughout History will win.
    Their problem is absurdity is self-defeating, it’s mathematical. The “Normal” can’t pretend they’re normal, they can defy physics in their delusional “reality”, they may appear as winning because their absurdity is reaching its paroxysm, but they can’t defy math.
    In math, the sensible always win, and we “Extremists” are the sensible.

  20. Jake says:
    @jilles dykstra

    The reason that Bibi intends to attack Iran is that in the 19th century, the pro-Semitic heart of WASP culture in the UK ‘discovered’ Arabs, leading to a growing number of Brit Elites who came to romanticize Arabic Islam. But the pro-Jewish heart of WASP culture could never be discarded, which means the culture evolved into seeing two wings of Semitism it must promote: Jewish and Islamic Arabic.

    Most pro-Arab Brits came to favor the House of Saud and Wahhabi Islam.

    So we have the US-UK-Israel-Saudia Arabian alliance.

    And the Indo-European Shites must be destroyed to make both Semitic allies happy.

  21. prusmc says: • Website
    @Seamus Padraig

    Let me get this right. The deal with Iran involved several C-17 loads of palletized bundles of shiney new $100, $50 and $20
    bills to Iran. In return the US got promises but nothing of concrete value.
    The deal was so questionable that Mitch Mc Connell arranged for it not to be treated as a treaty requiring 2/3 of Senators voting approval. Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer of New York, waited until he saw that enough Republicans and Democrats were going to support passage. Then at that point when it had no effect on the issue he could appeal to his constituency and vote no. Another profile in courage writ large!

    • Replies: @Randal
    , @Seamus Padraig
  22. This is what happens when a hostile foreign parasitic cult takes full control of your governments, media, education, financial systems.
    and its pretty clear they do not have the host nations best interests in mind.
    But they will fail, like so many times before, the blow-back will come. Truth will always overcome the lies.
    Quit voting for these traitors, if you do vote, do your homework on the candidate, from what I’ve seen so far, there a very few candidates running that have anything good to offer Americans.
    The lesser of two evils is still evil, don’t encourage evil.

    • Agree: Vojkan
    • Replies: @m___
  23. ISIS aka AL CIADA and all the other off-shoots are the creation of the U.S. and Israel and Britain with help from France and Saudi Arabia and NATO ie Operation Gladio etc., the war on terror is a LIE, designed to create a Zionist NWO aka a Zionist controlled one world government.

    God bless Assad and Syria and Putin and Russia for protecting the people of Syria against the Zionist led war against the people of Syria, especially the Christians.

  24. @Rafael Martorell

    There is no American ‘people’ anymore. The nation has culturally disintegrated and collapsed. As soon as we rose up against the régime, the other half of the country would rise up against us.

    • Agree: byrresheim
  25. Randal says:
    @prusmc

    The deal with Iran involved several C-17 loads of palletized bundles of shiney new $100, $50 and $20 bills to Iran.

    Returning money that was Iran’s, paid for military equipment purchased by Iran but not delivered by the US because it didn’t like the new government, but the said US regime nevertheless thievishly held onto the cash for decades.

    In return the US got promises but nothing of concrete value.

    Well in fairness the whole deal was based upon the US giving up nothing – namely its pretext for waging economic warfare on Iran, that was itself a concoction of lies that only the Israel lobby in the US and its ignorant or willing dupes and collaborators actually believed in.

  26. Antiwar7 says:

    I vote for the names “Stone-Face Killers” and “Rationals”.

  27. @prusmc

    I’m really not sure what any of your post has to do with C.J.’s article, but here goes:

    Let me get this right. The deal with Iran involved several C-17 loads of palletized bundles of shiney new $100, $50 and $20 bills to Iran.

    That’s Iran’s own money, which was impounded by Washington in 1979 after the revolution. Washington is just giving them back what they confiscated from them in the first place.

    In return the US got promises but nothing of concrete value.

    Promises, in this case, is all Washington is ever gonna get. You see, Iran has no bomb to give up–never did. So all they can do is promise not to build one in the future, and allow periodic IAEA inspections to make sure. That’s it.

    But let’s imagine, for the sake of argument, that Iran actually did proliferate. Big hairy deal! Washington has more than enough firepower to create a deterrent and so, for that matter, does Tel Aviv. Of course, Iranian proliferation might further complicate Bibi’s already endangered ‘Greater Israel’ project, but hey: it’s a mean world, isn’t it?

  28. Joe Hide says:

    I ONLY read articles by J. C. Hopkins and similar authors anymore. After 5 decades of daily researching print…
    then with internet, online articles and videos, the obvious deceptive nature of mainstream media crazies has become too painfully great to ignore. Their phony version of events and people is like listening to the craziest, loudest, and most boring person going on and on, too psychotic to realize that all their listeners are going away. One virtue of all that previous time spent listening to lies is that it teaches we millions to recognize a liar now.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
    • Replies: @m___
  29. Antiwar7 says:

    Really, there are three groups: Elites, Sheep, and Critical Thinkers.

  30. headrick says:

    Could be that Israel will get, and regret, what is wants, another round in the ring with Iran and Hezbollah – remember 2006. Did not follow the script did it!

  31. anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    It all seems to be some concocted fantasy bordering on sci-fi and yet it has been running for awhile. There’s a lot of gullible people out there. It’s laughable to people who come to websites such as this one as they puzzle over how notions like the ones outlined in the article could gain any traction. However, it’s forgotten that it’s a minority of the public that have any real interest in these things and that most people are busy on social media, texting inane messages, spending time on Facebook. Protest marches are cynically organized from behind the scenes by operatives and are in no way spontaneous. The bottom 60% of the population are quite unimpressive in their mental capabilities and interests; they’re easy to sway and form a numerical majority. That’s why scare campaigns can have most people begging to be taxed more and get less in return in order to be ‘protected’ from terrorists, Russians and other hobgoblins. And while you’re at it, take away our rights, please, we don’t need them, not when we’re being menaced by the boogyman of the hour.

    • Replies: @m___
  32. m___ says:
    @redmudhooch

    Quit voting for these traitors

    To get ahead, quit thinking about voting as meaningful, a majority of voters, not voting, that would be about the only statement that could be obtained out of voting as a procedure. Who in his right common sense mind can conceive that delegating all and any control to the voted and return to his consumer heroin bout would not be abused?

    Too easy, to gross, to keep alive this reference to platitude “voting”.

  33. m___ says:
    @anonymous

    The bottom 60% of the population are quite unimpressive in their mental capabilities and interests; they’re easy to sway and form a numerical majority

    To put it differently give or take a percentage or two. To get sixty percent of the population behind an idea, that idea must be consumately ignorant, and competing with ingrained ideas of ignorance.

    Above ninety five percent of the population is unimpressive in their mental capabilities, this must be forgiven, we humanoids of today were not bred for the distopian society of today, that was a mere experiment beyond any foregone planning. Napoleon two hundred years ago, was probably a better statesman then Bibi, may God forgive him his pet name.

    The only hope and lastingly and deeply failing is the last five percent of humanity, though smarter by far then our despickeables blob of obese humanity, they must be too low on the scale of nature’s chosen tribe to be employed.

    One cannot scale intelligence by networking people, one can scale ignorance very well.

    • Replies: @byrresheim
  34. m___ says:
    @Joe Hide

    the obvious deceptive nature of mainstream media crazies has become too painfully great to ignore

    Definitely the right direction you have considered. To tune out reality and a context of which your person is part, we all are inside the experiment, needs reconsidering.

    too psychotic to realize that all their listeners are going away

    Maybe you should revise above, immigration, schooling, firehosing junk “information” provides an unending supply of obese between the ears humanity. Apt for breeding, apt for consuming is a pass to adulthood, to immigrant political status, to identity. The rest is circus, arena, movies, and to keep the engine running palm oil and corn sirup.

  35. MacNucc11 says:
    @renfro

    Too funny that Bibi. He is probably the funniest person alive at this time. He correctly assumes no one with any kind of life wants to even look at page one of some dry dead boring nuclear bull#$% paper in Farsi. He knows all the rubes will just take his word for it.

  36. m___ says:
    @cezanne

    Evil Globalists incarnate all!

    Globalism is necessary, even what kind of globalism is largely identified by “real” problems. Globalism as used in daily language, whatever the thread of the rope, is yes, to hang oneself only.

  37. MacNucc11 says:

    I have noticed liberals love to lampoon their ideological enemies by posting pictures of two men kissing. Is this a form of their admiration and approval?

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
  38. Eagle Eye says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Related warning by Peter Hitchens, noting how the media is creating public pro-war hysteria:

    Waiting for the OPCW: How to Read the Next Report on Alleged Chemical Weapons Atrocities

    Peter Hitchens

    There is a growing danger of an actual war between Israel and Iran, between Saudi Arabia and Iran and, as a result, between the ‘West’ and Iran. Such a war could spread quite easily to the European continent thanks to Russia’s close relations with Iran and with Iran’s ally, Syria. …

    In the coming period of grave danger in the Near East, much may depend on the attitudes of media and politicians towards evidence of atrocities. This is because in the post-1945, post UN Charter world, nations cannot simply start wars. They need a reason and/or pretext. A noble humanitarian pretext is the best way of ensuring public and UN support for wars of choice which would otherwise break international law.

    http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2018/04/waiting-for-the-opcw-how-to-read-the-next-report-on-alleged-chemical-weapons-atrocities.html

    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @m___
  39. renfro says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Is this the reason Bibi wants to attack Iran ?

    huh???????……..are you saying that after all your time on here you don’t know why Israel wants to destroy Iran?????…..really????

  40. RobinG says:
    @Eagle Eye

    As far as it goes (only skin deep) that’s an excellent article by Hitchens. It should be well tolerated by Normies, were it not that they seem immune to facts in the age of Russiagate.

    OPCW has taken testimony of alleged gas attack victims in Idlib, and supposedly samples from a basement in Douma. Did the OPCW inspect the Jaish al Islam weapons factory in Douma, with stockpiles of chemicals and canisters like the one used to incriminate the SAA?

    If OPCW is not itself compromised by R2P pressure, then certainly its reports are misused. Anyone questioning official US “conclusions” is deemed a Putin-Nazi. Journalists like Pearson Sharp and Robert Fisk are disparaged. Vanessa Beeley, a pioneer in exposing the White Helmets, is attacked so viciously and widely that it’s now common knowledge, and veteran leftist hero Max Blumenthal is sharing her fate. IMO, they’re drawing so much fire because they’re hitting a most sensitive target. Prove the White Helmets are a regime-change propaganda front, and you’ve got a big hole in the war hungry neocon/neoliberal Fake News psy-op.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih7J6jTPSOY&t=12s

    What @VanessaBeeley Saw on Her Trip to #Douma #FaultLines

  41. @Seamus Padraig

    What is wrong with Global Thieves,?

    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
  42. these days, any opinion by anyone that does not conform to the narrative being push = you are a “conspiracy theorist” “crazy” “sleeper agent” “stupid” you name it.

    I hate echoing chambers.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  43. Art says:

    While, of course, real political conflict still takes place within each of these two broad camps, the global capitalist ruling classes are less concerned with the “left/right” equation than they are with “Normal/Extremist” equation.

    Next to “victimization” screeds – “they are crazy” is the most consistent tactic used by Hasbara Central. The Jews claim that opposing them is really a form of mental illness based on human jealousy.

    “Normal/Extremist” is an extension of the “they are crazy” lie. If you oppose Jews you are an “Extremist” and therefor crazy.

    Think Peace — Art

    p.s. Today it cannot be “left/right,” because Jews occupy both the left and the right.

  44. @jilles dykstra

    The US should have glassed Israel back in 1967,

    • Replies: @byrresheim
  45. Che Guava says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    You are sounding too depressed. I can’t see how you are seeing this site as an ”echoing chamber’.

    I am annoyed that I should be sleeping, but cannot, but accepting it right now.

    On a lighter note, suggest that the prex of France should always be referred to as ‘Manny Macron,’ with all initial mentions prefixed by ‘the gerontophilic’ or similar.

    If one thinks about it, either his wife is a beard, or he was a poor victim of carnival knowledge of a minor, or statutory rape as the Yanqui say.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  46. Svigor says:

    I love how leftists are okay with using homosexuality as an insult. “No, fags, it’s not demeaning at all.” *Pats fag’s head*

  47. Cyrano says:

    The famous (or now infamous) music producer Phil Spector once came up with a revolutionary concept which was called: “Wall of sound”. What it actually meant was that in order to make a piece of music – which fell somewhat short of being masterpiece, more listenable – you need to overwhelm the listener with overproduced music which attacks the ears with a volume of sound – but not necessarily a quality sound.

    It seems that the current ruling elites in the west copied this idea of Phil Spector. In order to sell their crappy ideas and policies to the masses they are trying to overwhelm their senses with overly produced but otherwise worthless nonsense – which perhaps can the best be described as “Wall of propaganda”.

    There is very little talent associated with creating this “Wall of propaganda”, which is why there is a need to overwhelm the senses of the consumers in order to convince them that this is a masterpiece, an ingenious and at the same time honest effort by the ruling elites to keep the masses informed about what really is going on in the world.

    In fact it’s just the opposite. It’s a talentless pile of crap which the ruling elites throw at the proles from every angle in order to overwhelm their senses and defeat their ability of critical thinking. The real Phil Spector went to jail for murdering his reluctant mistress. Will the current Phil Spectors – the ruling elites – share similar fate, for trying to snuff out the life out of their reluctant mistress – the ruled over masses. Or would the ruled masses continue to act like the stupid bimbos that they are.

  48. I think you need to make a distinction between domestic policy and international policy. In terms of domestic policy, the main theme over the lasts 50 years has been liberal individualists crushing collectivists. Liberals, and to some extent, libertarians and left-wing anarchists have driven the collectivists (socialists, communists, traditionalists, nationalists and populists) into the margins and created a society marked by complex and messy identity politics, a fertile scene of lifestyle cliches and boutique consumerism, and relatively high economic inequality.

    However, in terms of international policy it’s a more straightforward case of the globalists crushing the anti-globalists (as you point out). Economic globalism is the uniting cause for “practical” mainstream liberals and conservatives, and those who oppose it are either demonised (in the case of nationalists and populists) or dismissed as impractical dreamers (in the case of left-wing opponents of neoliberalism).

  49. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    I like Assad but he’d be a whole lot prettier if he rode topless on horses once in a while . Just like dreamy Putin **swoons**. An alt right white nationalist can still dream , can’t he ?

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  50. @Bill jones

    Not a thing it wrong with it!

  51. @MacNucc11

    I have noticed liberals love to lampoon their ideological enemies by posting pictures of two men kissing. Is this a form of their admiration and approval?

    I’ve long noticed that liberals accuse those who object to homosexuality of being closeted homosexuals themselves, which strikes me a massive act of doublethink. It’s also a ridiculous argument. After all, if I declared murder to be wrong, would anyone feel warranted in jumping to the conclusion that I myself were a closeted murderer?

  52. Cyrano says:
    @Anon

    Why don’t you try to imagine something closer to home? Like Trump shirtless riding a horse with the man-boobs flopping in the wind. If that doesn’t get your fa**oty juices flowing, I don’t know what will.

  53. @Che Guava

    never said this was the case for unz, even if some parts of this website do somewhat fall into this category.

  54. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Good for the Netherlands.

  55. nsa says:
    @renfro

    Would you be surprised to learn the vile Izzie PM was previously a sleazy furniture salesman in Philadelphia, PA?

  56. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @renfro

    Everything Netanyahu says is a lie. Why bother discussing what he says?

  57. m___ says:
    @Eagle Eye

    There is a growing danger of an actual war between Israel and Iran, between Saudi Arabia and Iran and, as a result, between the ‘West’ and Iran. Such a war could spread quite easily to the European continent thanks to Russia’s close relations with Iran and with Iran’s ally, Syria. …

    (Hichens),

    Maybe the point is here, a desire for war waistlands to vaster regions, for war waistlands with patched and nuanced patterns. War h-a-s spread into Europe, breeding wars of Sunny Islam, immigration, in the short term creating an easier to manipulate population, a possiblity to set up fractions of the population against each other(politically well underway, and desirable to the elites).

    Is there a plan for above, as far as it can be called a plan yes, if the elites in power agree, they can decide on any action(policing, up to missiles), without ocurring a scratch to themselves, their lairs, their brethren, their pet projects. The experiments of discriminate precision are well shown in Syria. The allowance for conscenting scripting between power nuclei, then allows for “explanatory”, “prepositioned” scripting to keep the public ignorant. All sides, all locations, the middle class will follow suit, and execute the low to middle danger tasks, and serve as duds(police, military officers, journalists, frince communities cross tying family and clan and even ethnic interests).

    No masterplan, no well oiled conspirators, but better then most of history, yes. A far larger conflict of interest between top and body yes. The big danger is probably that the elite powers hidden from view are not up to steer the real problems of the planet.

    What are “real” problems and only globally manageable problems? Again, toxicity(include human numbers globally, unsustainable densities), environmental toxicity, gaming rules for everything beyond “more and bigger is better”, poor concepts of what the future should look like, the long term timely concept of a sustainable system. All other “problems” emanate from there, are correlated to above.

    Our pretense to significance: revise the meaning of “war”, or look at it historically, how armies and battles were decided very much by anticipating logistics, playing out populations, and today logistics having a very different meaning and can be detached from size, number of conscripts or volunteers. How “civil” war is now a tool rather then a menace for the global elites.

  58. @m___

    One cannot scale intelligence by networking people, one can scale ignorance very well.

    Spero contra spes that you are wrong.

  59. @Bill jones

    That’s an hypothesis worthy of our firmest possible rejection.

  60. The common element in many articles on Syria (or Iraq, Libya or Afghanistan) is the disappearance of info on innocent civilians who are being killed, ostensibly in attempts at “saving” them from tyrannical rulers. The MSM’s investigative skills are asleep at the switch as far as this goes. This is no more than a racist pretext for war, hegemony and mass murder. The American war machine (the most racist in the post WW II era, along with the Zionist apartheid one) does not care an iota about the lives of people they consider inferior and whose lives count for nothing in the eyes of the bigots that get elected at each presidential election cycle. When the racist veil has been removed from the eyes of brainwashed Americans, they may actually take to the streets and put an end to their governments’ murderous and genocidal adventures abroad. But that is a long, long way off.

    • Replies: @Anon
  61. Anon[412] • Disclaimer says:
    @Justwondering

    The American war machine (the most racist in the post WW II era, along with the Zionist apartheid one)

    Hmm more racist than Sudan with their Janjaweed rape militia’s systematic targeting of black women to rape, and peepetuated genocide on Darfur and South Sudan?

    More racist than Indonesia who said of black skinned Papuans ” they are not civilized enough to run a country” then proceeded to invade, colonize, occupy and commit genocide.
    Just a couple quick examples.

    Of course all 50 + Muslim countries are apartheid states with muslims having state backed privileged status . Converting to Christianity is a death penalty offense , homosexuality is a death penalty offense , laws discriminate against woman . Makes Israel and USA look saintly.

  62. Hmmmm, couldn’t help noticing the impressive array of racist nations there, all Moslem, in response to my post. Is that from a reflex, knee jerk islamophobic stance? I agree with some of your observations there, surprise, surprise. Sadly, Indonesia received tacit support from the West in its subjugation of East Timor until the situation was no longer tenable. Sure, the racist Indonesian assumptions are as despicable as they get, but convenient omission of further South where your Australian cousins did — and continue to do — a horrific number on Aborigines. But you also forgot to mention Spain, Portugal, England, France, Belgium, Italy, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, countries that went on genocidal frenzies beginning with the “journeys of discovery” in the 15th century later colonizing large swathes of the planet — to date the stolen real estate accounting for some 8% of the planet’s surface. Germany stands alone in the scale and magnitude of genocides. No racism there, just a minor blip (an aberration) in Western civilization. France alone murdered some 2 million Algerians who resisted the French idea of “assimilation” when colonizing Algeria. I doubt any of these countries were Moslem — :) And then the more recent Rwandan genocide – no Moslems involved there either. Now back to one of your very own saintly countries: the US. Hard to come up with any country that has killed more people post WWII in unprovoked wars of aggression than good ole US of A. Zionist Israel? Naaah, just a hobby apartheid state. But denial is very much part of the racist package often made under the pretext and justification of civilizing designated savages, as cover for the genocide and unprecedented dispossession that accompanied the settler and colonial adventures.

    • Replies: @Anon
  63. Anon[138] • Disclaimer says:
    @Justwondering

    The main difference being that the events you describe mostly happened **500 years ago** , by your own admission. Sudan and Indonesia are both perpetuating racist genocide in **the current year** .

    Moslem dominated Nigeria , in their genocide against Christians in occupied Biafra has the dubious distinction of having killed the most since WW2 ,over 2 million killed. Sudan gets an honorable mention with over 1 million killed in South Sudan and Darfur. Assad is pushing the envelope with over half a million in the past few years. Of course the Ruskies killed hundreds of thousands in Chechnya , hundreds of thousands in Afghanistan……

    Apartheid ? There are over 50 muslim apartheid states at the moment.

    • Replies: @Justwondering
  64. @Anon

    So in your racist book, there are statutes of limitations on genocide. How convenient! I will not waste my time defending crimes committed in the name of whatever religion, Islam included, as I view (especially organized) religions as basically inimical to human progress. Without exception. There may be followers that are the exceptions to the rule because they would be exemplary human beings regardless of their religious persuasion. Yet no mention of the crimes that has led to millions of deaths in the name of religions other than Moslem one with which you seem so completely obsessed.

    Your willful ignorance does little to help your islamophobic crusade. Most African nations liberated themselves from European colonialism in the 1960′s. Now that is far from the 500 years you wish to hide behind. And the two million Algerians who died did not die right after Columbus “discovered” the Americans; they died in my lifetime, rest assured. No one knows how many African freedom fighters and innocents lost their lives in the struggles against colonial rule, because history was being written by the colonizers not the colonized. Any more than today, one is hard pressed to come up with numbers of casualties and dead innocents in Libya and Syria after the West’s criminal aggression. Something that you obviously celebrate because of your islamophobic sick mind. Neither did Vietnam’s two million dead occur in the immediate post-Columbus era. Japan, oh dear, another Moslem country :) rained havoc across Asia, the Chinese mainland killing an estimated 3 to 6 million people. That was not even one hundred years ago. Statutes of limitation. Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge (another Moslem organization :) ) killed an estimated 3 million. Not to mention those who died from US bombing runs. How about Laos? How many Moslems were involved? Ah and those 1 million Iraqis dead, just ragh*ads and do not count for much of course. Oooops, sorry, they had WMDs running out their ears.

    After this, feel free to have the last word as arguing with an ignorant, one-dimensional racist for me would be worse than banging my head against a brick wall. Especially against one who feigns compassion for Black Africans when he would bend over backwards to keep Blacks out of his own neighborhood. If not, move out to the safety of neighborhoods infested with fellow racists. Ciau!

    • Replies: @Anon
  65. Anon[279] • Disclaimer says:
    @Justwondering

    After this, feel free to have the last word as arguing with an ignorant, one-dimensional racist

    What race did I say was inferior ? Blacks ? Melanesians ? Asians ? Caucasians ? Native Americans ?

    In fact I did not bring race into the discussion at all.

    Nice straw man. I guess it’s normal these days if you feel you lost an argument just scream RACIST !!!!!!!!!-!!!!!!!!!in the middle of a rambling post .

  66. Shalom :)

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