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Why is it a “conspiracy theory” to think that a disgruntled Democratic National Committee staffer gave WikiLeaks the DNC emails, but not a conspiracy theory to think the emails were provided by Russia?

Why?

Which is the more likely scenario: That a frustrated employee leaked damaging emails to embarrass his bosses or a that foreign government hacked DNC computers for some still-unknown reason?

That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it?

Former-DNC employee, Seth Rich, not only had access to the emails, but also a motive. He was pissed about the way the Clinton crowd was “sandbagging” Bernie Sanders. In contrast, there’s neither evidence nor motive connecting Russia to the emails. On top of that, WikiLeaks founder, Julien Assange (a man of impeccable integrity) has repeatedly denied that Russia gave him the emails which suggests the government investigation is completely misdirected. The logical course of action, would be to pursue the leads that are most likely to bear fruit, not those that originate from one’s own political bias. But, of course, logic has nothing to do with the current investigation, it’s all about politics and geopolitics.

We don’t know who killed Seth Rich and we’re not going to speculate on the matter here. But we find it very strange that neither the media nor the FBI have pursued leads in the case that challenge the prevailing narrative on the Russia hacking issue. Why is that? Why is the media so eager to blame Russia when Rich looks like the much more probable suspect?

And why have the mainstream news organizations put so much energy into discrediting the latest Fox News report, when– for the last 10 months– they’ve showed absolutely zero interest in Rich’s death at all?

According to Fox News:

“The Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., street just steps from his home had leaked thousands of internal emails to WikiLeaks, law enforcement sources told Fox News.

A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time….

Rod Wheeler, a retired Washington homicide detective and Fox News contributor investigating the case on behalf of the Rich family, made the WikiLeaks claim, which was corroborated by a federal investigator who spoke to Fox News….

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.” (“Family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich blasts detective over report of WikiLeaks link”, Fox News)

Okay, so where’s the computer? Who’s got Rich’s computer? Let’s do the forensic work and get on with it.

But the Washington Post and the other bogus news organizations aren’t interested in such matters because it doesn’t fit with their political agenda. They’d rather take pot-shots at Fox for running an article that doesn’t square with their goofy Russia hacking story. This is a statement on the abysmal condition of journalism today. Headline news has become the province of perception mandarins who use the venue to shape information to their own malign specifications, and any facts that conflict with their dubious storyline, are savagely attacked and discredited. Journalists are no longer investigators that keep the public informed, but paid assassins who liquidate views that veer from the party-line.

WikiLeaks never divulges the names of the people who provide them with information. Even so, Assange has not only shown an active interest in the Seth Rich case, but also offered a $20,000 reward for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of Rich’s murder. Why? And why did he post a link to the Fox News article on his Twitter account on Tuesday?

I don’t know, but if I worked for the FBI or the Washington Post, I’d sure as hell be beating the bushes to find out. And not just because it might help in Rich’s murder investigation, but also, because it could shed light on the Russia fiasco which is being used to lay the groundwork for impeachment proceedings. So any information that challenges the government version of events, could actually change the course of history.

Have you ever heard of Craig Murray?

Murray should be the government’s star witness in the DNC hacking scandal, instead, no one even knows who he is. But if we trust what Murray has to say, then we can see that the Russia hacking story is baloney. The emails were “leaked” by insiders not “hacked” by a foreign government. Here’s the scoop from Robert Parry at Consortium News:

“Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray, has suggested that the DNC leak came from a “disgruntled” Democrat upset with the DNC’s sandbagging of the Sanders campaign and that the Podesta leak came from the U.S. intelligence community….He (Murray) appears to have undertaken a mission for WikiLeaks to contact one of the sources (or a representative) during a Sept. 25 visit to Washington where he says he met with a person in a wooded area of American University. ….

Though Murray has declined to say exactly what the meeting in the woods was about, he may have been passing along messages about ways to protect the source from possible retaliation, maybe even an extraction plan if the source was in some legal or physical danger…Murray also suggested that the DNC leak and the Podesta leak came from two different sources, neither of them the Russian government.

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“The Podesta emails and the DNC emails are, of course, two separate things and we shouldn’t conclude that they both have the same source,” Murray said. “In both cases we’re talking of a leak, not a hack, in that the person who was responsible for getting that information out had legal access to that information…

Scott Horton then asked, “Is it fair to say that you’re saying that the Podesta leak came from inside the intelligence services, NSA [the electronic spying National Security Agency] or another agency?”

“I think what I said was certainly compatible with that kind of interpretation, yeah,” Murray responded. “In both cases they are leaks by Americans.”

(“A Spy Coup in America?”, Robert Parry, Consortium News)

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the Russia hacking case, you’d think that Murray’s eyewitness account would be headline news, but not in Homeland Amerika where the truth is kept as far from the front page as humanly possible.

Bottom line: The government has a reliable witness (Murray) who can positively identify the person who hacked the DNC emails and, so far, they’ve showed no interest in his testimony at all. Doesn’t that strike you as a bit weird?

Did you know that after a 10 month-long investigation, there’s still no hard evidence that Russia hacked the 2016 elections? In fact, when the Intelligence agencies were pressed on the matter, they promised to release a report that would provide iron-clad proof of Russian meddling. On January 6, 2017, theDirector of National Intelligence, James Clapper, released that report. It was called The Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA). Unfortunately, the report fell far-short of the public’s expectations. Instead of a smoking gun, Clapper produced a tedious 25-page compilation of speculation, hearsay, innuendo and gobbledygook. Here’s how veteran journalist Robert Parry summed it up:

“The report contained no direct evidence that Russia delivered hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta to WikiLeaks….The DNI report…as presented, is one-sided and lacks any actual proof. Further, the continued use of the word “assesses”….suggests that the underlying classified information also may be less than conclusive because, in intelligence-world-speak, “assesses” often means “guesses.” (“US Report Still Lacks Proof on Russia ‘Hack’”, Robert Parry, Consortium News)

Repeat: “the report contained no direct evidence”, no “actual proof”, and a heckuva a lot of “guessing”. That’s some “smoking gun”, eh?

If this ‘thin gruel’ sounds like insufficient grounds for removing a sitting president and his administration, that’s because it is. But the situation is even worse than it looks, mainly because the information in the assessment is not reliable. The ICA was corrupted by higher-ups in the Intel food-chain who selected particular analysts who could be trusted to produce a document that served their broader political agenda. Think I’m kidding? Take a look at this excerpt from an article at Fox News:

“On January 6, 2017, the U.S. Intelligence Community issued an “Intelligence Community Assessment” (ICA) that found Russia deliberately interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump’s candidacy… (but) there are compelling reasons to believe this ICA was actually a politicized analysis that violated normal rules for crafting intelligence assessments…… to ensure this one reached the bottom line conclusion that the Obama administration was looking for.

….Director of National Intelligence James Clapper explained in his testimony that two dozen or so “seasoned experts” were “handpicked” from the contributing agencies” and drafted the ICA “under the aegis of his former office” … While Clapper claimed these analysts were given “complete independence” to reach their findings, he added that their conclusions “were thoroughly vetted and then approved by the directors of the three agencies and me.”

This process drastically differed from the Intelligence Community’s normal procedures. Hand-picking a handful of analysts from just three intelligence agencies to write such a controversial assessment went against standing rules to vet such analyses throughout the Intelligence Community within its existing structure. The idea of using hand-picked intelligence analysts selected through some unknown process to write an assessment on such a politically sensitive topic carries a strong stench of politicization….

A major problem with this process is that it gave John Brennan, CIA’s hyper-partisan former director, enormous influence over the drafting of the ICA. Given Brennan’s scathing criticism of Mr. Trump before and after the election, he should have had no role whatsoever in the drafting of this assessment. Instead, Brennan probably selected the CIA analysts who worked on the ICA and reviewed and approved their conclusions….

The unusual way that the January 6, 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment was drafted raises major questions as to whether it was rigged by the Obama administration to produce conclusions that would discredit the election outcome and Mr. Trump’s presidency.”

(“More indications Intel assessment of Russian interference in election was rigged”, Fox News)

Repeat: “A politicized analysis that violated normal rules for crafting intelligence assessments.” That says it all, doesn’t it?

Let’s take a minute and review the main points in the article:

1–Was the Intelligence Community Assessment the summary work of all 17 US Intelligence Agencies?

No, it was not. “In his May 8 testimony to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, Clapper confirmed …(that) the ICA reflected the views of only three intelligence agencies — CIA, NSA and FBI – not all 17.”

2–Did any of the analysts challenge the findings in the ICA?

No, the document failed to acknowledge any dissenting views, which suggests that the analysts were screened in order to create consensus.

3– Were particular analysts chosen to produce the ICA?

Yes, they were “handpicked from the contributing agencies” and drafted the ICA “under the aegis of his former office” (the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.)

4– Was their collaborative work released to the public in its original form?

No, their conclusions “were thoroughly vetted and then approved by the directors of the three agencies and me.” (Clapper) This of course suggests that the document was political in nature and crafted to deliver a particular message.

5–Were Clapper’s methods “normal” by Intelligence agency standards?

Definitely not. “This process drastically differed from the Intelligence Community’s normal procedures.”

6–Are Clapper and Brennan partisans who have expressed their opposition to Trump many times in the past calling into question their ability to be objective in executing their duties as heads of their respective agencies?

Absolutely. Check out this clip from Monday’s Arkansas online:

“I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally — and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election system,” said James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence. “I think as well our institutions are under assault internally.”

When he was asked, “Internally, from the president?” Clapper said, “Exactly.” (Clapper calls Trump democracy assailant”, arkansasonline)

Brennan has made numerous similar statements. (Note: It is particularly jarring that Clapper– who oversaw the implementation of the modern surveillance police state– feels free to talk about “the assault on our institutions.”)

7–Does the ICA prove that anyone on the Trump campaign colluded with Russia or that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections?

No, it doesn’t. What it shows is that –even while Clapper and Brennan may have been trying to produce an assessment that would ‘kill two birds with one stone’, (incriminate Russia and smear Trump at the same time) the ICA achieved neither. So far, there’s no proof of anything. Now take a look at this list I found in an article at The American Thinker:

“12 prominent public statements by those on both sides of the aisle who reviewed the evidence or been briefed on it confirmed there was no evidence of Russia trying to help Trump in the election or colluding with him:

The New York Times (Nov 1, 2016);
House Speaker Paul Ryan (Feb, 26, 2017);
Former DNI James Clapper , March 5, 2017);
Devin Nunes Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, March 20, 2017);
James Comey, March 20, 2017;
Rep. Chris Stewart, House Intelligence Committee, March 20, 2017;
Rep. Adam Schiff, House Intelligence committee, April 2, 2017);
Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senate Intelligence Committee, May 3, 2017);
Sen. Joe Manchin Senate Intelligence Committee, May 8, 2017;
James Clapper (again) (May 8, 2017);
Rep. Maxine Waters, May 9, 2017);
President Donald Trump,(May 9, 2017).
Senator Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, indicated that his briefing confirmed Dianne Feinstein’s view that the President was not under investigation for colluding with the Russians.”
(“Russian Hacking and Collusion: Put the Cards on the Table”, American Thinker)

Keep in mind, this is a list of the people who actually “reviewed the evidence”, and even they are not convinced. It just goes to show that the media blitz is not based on any compelling proof, but on the determination of behind-the-scenes elites who want to destroy their political rivals. Isn’t that what’s really going on?

How does former FBI Director James Comey fit into all this?

First of all, we need to set the record straight on Comey so readers don’t get the impression that he’s the devoted civil servant and all-around stand-up guy he’s made out to be in the media. Here’s a short clip from an article by Human Rights First that will help to put things into perspective:

“Five former FBI agents…raised concerns about his (Comey’s) support for a legal memorandum justifying torture and his defense of holding an American citizen indefinitely without charge. They note that Comey concurred with a May 10, 2005, Office of Legal Counsel opinion that authorized torture. While the agents credited Comey for opposing torture tactics in combination and on policy grounds, they note that Comey still approved the legal basis for use of specific torture tactics.

“These techniques include cramped confinement, wall-standing, water dousing, extended sleep deprivation, and waterboarding, all of which constitute torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment in contravention of domestic and international law,” the letter states.

Those signing the letter to the committee also objected to Comey’s defense of detaining Americans without charge or trial and observed, “Further, Mr. Comey vigorously defended the Bush administration’s decision to hold Jose Padilla, a United States citizen apprehended on U.S. soil, indefinitely without charge or trial for years in a military brig in Charleston, South Carolina.” (“FBI Agents Urge Senate Judiciary Committee to Question Comey on Torture, Indefinite Detention”, Human Rights First)

Get the picture?

Comey is a vicious political opportunist who doesn’t mind breaking a few legs if it’ll advance his career plans. I wouldn’t trust the man as far as I could throw him. Which isn’t far.

American Thinker’s Clarice Feldman explains why Comey launched his counter-intel investigation in July 2016 but failed to notify Congress until March 2017, a full eight months later. Here’s what she said:

“There is only one reasonable explanation for FBI Director James Comey to be launching a counter-intel investigation in July 2016, notifying the White House and Clapper, and keeping it under wraps from congress. Comey was a participant in the intelligence gathering for political purposes — wittingly, or unwittingly.” (“Russian Hacking and Collusion: Put the Cards on the Table”, American Thinker)

Are we suggesting that the heads of the so called Intelligence Community are at war with the Trump Administration and paving the way for impeachment proceedings?

Yep, we sure are. The Russia hacking fiasco is a regime change operation no different than the CIA’s 50-or-so other oustings in the last 70 years. The only difference is that this operation is on the home field which is why everyone is so flustered. These things are only suppose to happen in those “other” countries.

Does this analysis make me a Donald Trump supporter?

Never. The idea is ridiculous. Trump might be the worst US president of all time, in fact, he probably is. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other nefarious forces at work behind the smokescreen of democratic government. There are. In fact, this whole flap suggests that there’s an alternate power-structure that operates completely off the public’s radar and has the elected-government in its death-grip. This largely invisible group of elites controls the likes of Brennan, Clapper and Comey. And, apparently, they have enough influence to challenge and maybe even remove an elected president from office. (We’ll see.)

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And what’s more surprising, is that the Democrats have aligned themselves with these deep state puppetmasters. They’ve cast their lot with the sinister stewards of the national security state and hopped on the impeachment bandwagon. But is that a wise choice for the Dems?

Author Michael J. Glennon doesn’t think so. Here’s what he says in the May edition of Harper’s Magazine:

“Those who would counter the illiberalism of Trump with the illiberalism of unfettered bureaucrats would do well to contemplate the precedent their victory would set. …

American history is not silent about the proclivities of unchecked security forces, a short list of which includes the Palmer Raids, the FBI’s blackmailing of civil rights leaders, Army surveillance of the antiwar movement, the NSA’s watch lists, and the CIA’s waterboarding. …. Who would trust the authors of past episodes of repression as a reliable safeguard against future repression?”

(“Security Breach– Trump’s tussle with the bureaucratic state”, Michael J. Glennon, Harper’s Magazine)

“Who?”

The Democrats, that’s who.

MIKE WHITNEY lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at fergiewhitney@msn.com.

(Reprinted from Counterpunch by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Since that Fox News blockbuster report, the Rich-family private investigator, Rod Wheeler, has disavowed and retracted the claims he had made earlier about Rich’s contacts with WikiLeaks. So that’s the end of that. The Rich family now has a DNC operative as their spokesperson, who is representing the family pro bono.

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    The Fox News report had two sources: Wheeler, and an anonymous federal investigator. The latter did not recant.
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    Private investigator Rod Wheeler made a few bucks doing an investigation, but soon realized that he stirred up a high-level hornets nest. Whoever killed Rich would not hesitate to threaten Wheeler or his family or his pension. Suddenly, Wheeler recants everything that he recently put in writing, with no explanation. Soon he will claim that he never did the investigation and has never even been to DC.
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  2. This is a coup. We are now officially Turkey, where the secret police and the army high command feel entitled to ‘vet’ our elected leaders, and overthrow them if they deem it necessary.

    In case there was any doubt, the constitution is now officially dead. We are a dictatorship run by the deep state.

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "In case there was any doubt, the constitution is now officially dead. We are a dictatorship run by the deep state."

    Assuming this is the case, are you going to sit there and take it like an impotent chump? Or, since you are imprisoned in this cage, will you channel your inner white rage and lead the charge to rid yourself from those who control you?
  3. Whitney has a few moments of lucidity in the midst of his Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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    • Replies: @ManHunter
    I could not agree more. Despite the premise and substance of this article, Whitney fails to appreciate the fact that he himself is doing what he correctly ascribes to the Democrats and media when he states, "Trump may be the worst US president of all time"; there's no evidence for that claim either.
  4. As to, “Where are the journalists?” there was a classified annex to the PATRIOT that outlawed journalism. That’s why you haven’t seen any in the US for years. They tried to spread its reach to the world by a secret annex to FATCA, but that effort has largely been limited to the wimps in Europe.

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  5. sadly mike we are witnessing the several thousand strong bipartisan establishment rather destroy the united states as a governable nation instead of reforming themselves by putting the country first instead of their own venal interest.

    imo its hopeless.

    within a decade or two the usa is done as a superpower perhaps even a nation of the first rank. the way washington projects its power is through the us dollar as reserve currency. for now there is no substitute.

    once the dollar rallies strongly in the next few years as the euro project implodes and frightened money comes here looking for safety our exports from a high dollar will make for a profoundly deflationary evironment and doom our economy and with it out ability project power.

    our military is already a bit of a joke capable of only defeating the semi disarmed and poorly led. against true adversaries like russia and china the pentagon won’t even attempt a confrontation knowing they can not win.

    forget the internecine warfare going on in america. it is cancer cells attacking the remnants of a healthy american host and the media opinion makers are rooting for cancer to win.

    watch the dollar over the next few years as it rises in value our american future will grow dimmer. by 203? it will be lights here.

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  6. @Mark Caplan
    Since that Fox News blockbuster report, the Rich-family private investigator, Rod Wheeler, has disavowed and retracted the claims he had made earlier about Rich's contacts with WikiLeaks. So that's the end of that. The Rich family now has a DNC operative as their spokesperson, who is representing the family pro bono.

    The Fox News report had two sources: Wheeler, and an anonymous federal investigator. The latter did not recant.

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    Though never a Trump fan, I am becoming increasingly sympathetic to his plight. More and more, this is taking on the trappings of a coup d’etat.

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  8. This largely invisible group of elites controls the likes of Brennan, Clapper and Comey. And, apparently, they have enough influence to challenge and maybe even remove an elected president from office. (We’ll see.)

    Well, I’m pretty convinced they removed 2 presidents in my lifetime. The first with extreme prejudice, namely JFK, and the 2nd somewhat less extremely, namely Nixon. They then gave Reagan & Clinton a damn good scare and forced them to come around to seeing the world as they wanted it seen.

    Frankly, I am greatly heartened by this recent brouhaha. That “invisible group” are outing themselves. By the ferocity and volume of their totally overblown, caricaturized(sp?) accusations, they’re making their existence and program pretty plain to alert citizens, and by continuing along this path they’ll cause more and more of the inattentive to awaken. Now, even the likes of CNBC are suggesting that the assault on Trump looks more like a coup than partisan political infighting.

    They’re in the process of transforming themselves from subjects of conspiracy theories, to mainstream political players. Maybe it’s sooner than planned, and perhaps a little more chaotically than they would have wished, but the combination of geopolitical & economic/financial pressures with the rise of the Trumpian Deplorables has forced their hand. Should they ever get to end of that process, America will be indistinguishable from Orwell’s Oceania. The question is what can stop them?

    Whether he won the popular vote or not, it is clear that Trump has a massive voter base that knows, however vaguely, that there is an Everglades’ worth of something long past rotten in DC.
    That base is growing, thanks in very large part to the invisible group’s damn-the-torpedoes onslaught. I doubt the awakening is big enough today to put a million armed Deplorables on Capital Hill, but if these invisible elites continue to flounder like this, they may awaken just enough of the population to make that possible.

    And then, the gates of hell break open in America.

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    "I doubt the awakening is big enough today to put a million armed Deplorables on Capital Hill, but if these invisible elites continue to flounder like this, they may awaken just enough of the population to make that possible."

    But isn't the time now to drain this swamp? Why wait? I mean, we live in a dictatorship. Our liberty has been stripped away. We have nothing left. The future for our children is grim. How much longer will the Jews and the elites and the banksters strong arm us into submission? I keep hearing how our overlords are hell bent on eradicating the white race, and that we are well on our way to becoming Brazil. What awakening will it take for YOU to leave your armchair and become a warrior?

    There are honestly serious questions. I would like to know your thoughts.

  9. @Seamus Padraig
    This is a coup. We are now officially Turkey, where the secret police and the army high command feel entitled to 'vet' our elected leaders, and overthrow them if they deem it necessary.

    In case there was any doubt, the constitution is now officially dead. We are a dictatorship run by the deep state.

    “In case there was any doubt, the constitution is now officially dead. We are a dictatorship run by the deep state.”

    Assuming this is the case, are you going to sit there and take it like an impotent chump? Or, since you are imprisoned in this cage, will you channel your inner white rage and lead the charge to rid yourself from those who control you?

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Of course, since you don't believe any of this, none of what you say applies to you. As an obedient servant of the state, you have nothing at risk. You accept what the New York Times and Washington Post tell you. Like Doctor Pangloss, you live in the best of all possible worlds.

    So how can you call upon others to do, what you would never be willing to do - buck the system, in a way that might strip you of everything you have. Oh - that's right - you're a blowhard. That's how you can do that.
  10. @Erebus

    This largely invisible group of elites controls the likes of Brennan, Clapper and Comey. And, apparently, they have enough influence to challenge and maybe even remove an elected president from office. (We’ll see.)
     
    Well, I'm pretty convinced they removed 2 presidents in my lifetime. The first with extreme prejudice, namely JFK, and the 2nd somewhat less extremely, namely Nixon. They then gave Reagan & Clinton a damn good scare and forced them to come around to seeing the world as they wanted it seen.

    Frankly, I am greatly heartened by this recent brouhaha. That "invisible group" are outing themselves. By the ferocity and volume of their totally overblown, caricaturized(sp?) accusations, they're making their existence and program pretty plain to alert citizens, and by continuing along this path they'll cause more and more of the inattentive to awaken. Now, even the likes of CNBC are suggesting that the assault on Trump looks more like a coup than partisan political infighting.

    They're in the process of transforming themselves from subjects of conspiracy theories, to mainstream political players. Maybe it's sooner than planned, and perhaps a little more chaotically than they would have wished, but the combination of geopolitical & economic/financial pressures with the rise of the Trumpian Deplorables has forced their hand. Should they ever get to end of that process, America will be indistinguishable from Orwell's Oceania. The question is what can stop them?

    Whether he won the popular vote or not, it is clear that Trump has a massive voter base that knows, however vaguely, that there is an Everglades' worth of something long past rotten in DC.
    That base is growing, thanks in very large part to the invisible group's damn-the-torpedoes onslaught. I doubt the awakening is big enough today to put a million armed Deplorables on Capital Hill, but if these invisible elites continue to flounder like this, they may awaken just enough of the population to make that possible.

    And then, the gates of hell break open in America.

    “I doubt the awakening is big enough today to put a million armed Deplorables on Capital Hill, but if these invisible elites continue to flounder like this, they may awaken just enough of the population to make that possible.”

    But isn’t the time now to drain this swamp? Why wait? I mean, we live in a dictatorship. Our liberty has been stripped away. We have nothing left. The future for our children is grim. How much longer will the Jews and the elites and the banksters strong arm us into submission? I keep hearing how our overlords are hell bent on eradicating the white race, and that we are well on our way to becoming Brazil. What awakening will it take for YOU to leave your armchair and become a warrior?

    There are honestly serious questions. I would like to know your thoughts.

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    What awakening will it take for YOU to leave your armchair and become a warrior?
     
    Being neither American, nor living anywhere near it, the only dog I have in what is still an internal American struggle is that I live on the same planet. America being what it is, it's (what I believe to be) existential struggle may well spill over its borders to impact all, in some cases violently.
    So, I throw the question (quite seriously) backatchya. Will the Deplorables put their money on the table, and at what point will they do that?

    But isn’t the time now to drain this swamp? Why wait?
     
    The swamp's ooze has permeated all of the power structures of the body politic, and its vapours much of the society. It cannot be drained in a day, and it cannot be drained without massive dislocation of both America's geo-political position, and its national cohesion. To "drain the swamp" is to manage the dissolution of a global empire while the resulting centrifugal forces work to tear the homeland apart.

    I made a comment on another thread that expresses my view on America's situation. You may be interested.
    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/acuckalypse-now-the-budget-betrayal-and-trump-derangement-syndrome/#comment-1865244
    , @neutral

    and that we are well on our way to becoming Brazil
     
    Don't understand this stupid snark, not a secret that almost every mainstream outlet celebrates American getting the demographics of Brazil, its also not too hard to see that America is close to 50% white (because MENA people are not white) and Brazil is somewhere around 40% white. Of course you will say that the only thing that matters is the magic dirt that America has and Brazil does not.
  11. Assuming this is the case, are you going to sit there and take it like an impotent chump? Or, since you are imprisoned in this cage, will you channel your inner white rage and lead the charge to rid yourself from those who control you?

    Post your address, tough guy, and we’ll find out.

    Frankly, I am greatly heartened by this recent brouhaha. That “invisible group” are outing themselves. By the ferocity and volume of their totally overblown, caricaturized(sp?) accusations, they’re making their existence and program pretty plain to alert citizens, and by continuing along this path they’ll cause more and more of the inattentive to awaken. Now, even the likes of CNBC are suggesting that the assault on Trump looks more like a coup than partisan political infighting.

    Right; (((Big Media))) and the ruling class are spending a Hell of a lot of legitimacy on the campaign against Trump. And they’ve been bleeding legitimacy for years as it was.

    Whether he won the popular vote or not, it is clear that Trump has a massive voter base that knows, however vaguely, that there is an Everglades’ worth of something long past rotten in DC.

    I keep trying to explain this “popular vote” thing:

    The Electoral College system is essentially mandatory voting: every person casts a vote via the electoral college, whether they actually fill out a ballot or not. Choosing not to fill out a ballot is a vote for “I’ll go with the majority’s decision.”

    The entire population of the United States of America is represented in this process: everyone is either a proxy (voter), or has his vote cast by a proxy.

    The “popular vote” mantra is the scuzzbucket Democrat way of dismissing the legitimacy of the people who vote by proxy. It’s Democrats’ way of saying these people don’t matter. And this from the party that claims to support mandatory voting!

    The will of the people is expressed in the Electoral College. And in the 2016 election, that will very much favored Trump over Clinton.

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    • Replies: @Erebus

    I keep trying to explain this “popular vote” thing:
     
    As this seems to be addressed to me, I'll say that I did not misunderstand either the legal-constitutional concept of the Electoral College, or its workings. I know well that Trump won the election as defined by the American Constitution. Perhaps I should have said "... won the popular vote count...".

    As for “I’ll go with the majority’s decision.”, that pretty much applies to any "first past the post" electoral system.
    , @jilles dykstra
    This talk about the election system reminds me of the guy who lost a lot of money at poker, then said 'I do not have to pay, the rules are wrong'.
    , @anarchyst
    The electoral college was put in place to keep the major population centers from determining the vote. Without the electoral college, the prospective presidential candidates would only have to cater to the major population centers and could safely ignore "flyover country", as the east and west coasts would have enough "clout" to determine the direction of the vote.
    The electoral college is the "equalizer" which forces the candidates to campaign in all 50 states...
  12. @Corvinus
    "I doubt the awakening is big enough today to put a million armed Deplorables on Capital Hill, but if these invisible elites continue to flounder like this, they may awaken just enough of the population to make that possible."

    But isn't the time now to drain this swamp? Why wait? I mean, we live in a dictatorship. Our liberty has been stripped away. We have nothing left. The future for our children is grim. How much longer will the Jews and the elites and the banksters strong arm us into submission? I keep hearing how our overlords are hell bent on eradicating the white race, and that we are well on our way to becoming Brazil. What awakening will it take for YOU to leave your armchair and become a warrior?

    There are honestly serious questions. I would like to know your thoughts.

    What awakening will it take for YOU to leave your armchair and become a warrior?

    Being neither American, nor living anywhere near it, the only dog I have in what is still an internal American struggle is that I live on the same planet. America being what it is, it’s (what I believe to be) existential struggle may well spill over its borders to impact all, in some cases violently.
    So, I throw the question (quite seriously) backatchya. Will the Deplorables put their money on the table, and at what point will they do that?

    But isn’t the time now to drain this swamp? Why wait?

    The swamp’s ooze has permeated all of the power structures of the body politic, and its vapours much of the society. It cannot be drained in a day, and it cannot be drained without massive dislocation of both America’s geo-political position, and its national cohesion. To “drain the swamp” is to manage the dissolution of a global empire while the resulting centrifugal forces work to tear the homeland apart.

    I made a comment on another thread that expresses my view on America’s situation. You may be interested.

    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/acuckalypse-now-the-budget-betrayal-and-trump-derangement-syndrome/#comment-1865244

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    "Will the Deplorables put their money on the table, and at what point will they do that?"

    Considering that Trump and company are in the process of several ongoing investigations regarding their financial relationships with Russians, they may not get the opportunity to Build That Wall and sign into law comprehensive immigration reform.

    "The swamp’s ooze has permeated all of the power structures of the body politic, and its vapours much of the society. It cannot be drained in a day, and it cannot be drained without massive dislocation of both America’s geo-political position, and its national cohesion. To “drain the swamp” is to manage the dissolution of a global empire while the resulting centrifugal forces work to tear the homeland apart."

    Exactly why "Drain The Swamp" is a useless meme and Trumpian propaganda tool.

    "Inside the US, I fear that the same, or worse than the USSR’s catastrophic collapse is in the cards."

    Perhaps America will experience a civil war and breakup. Then again, maybe not.
  13. @Svigor

    Assuming this is the case, are you going to sit there and take it like an impotent chump? Or, since you are imprisoned in this cage, will you channel your inner white rage and lead the charge to rid yourself from those who control you?
     
    Post your address, tough guy, and we'll find out.

    Frankly, I am greatly heartened by this recent brouhaha. That “invisible group” are outing themselves. By the ferocity and volume of their totally overblown, caricaturized(sp?) accusations, they’re making their existence and program pretty plain to alert citizens, and by continuing along this path they’ll cause more and more of the inattentive to awaken. Now, even the likes of CNBC are suggesting that the assault on Trump looks more like a coup than partisan political infighting.
     
    Right; (((Big Media))) and the ruling class are spending a Hell of a lot of legitimacy on the campaign against Trump. And they've been bleeding legitimacy for years as it was.

    Whether he won the popular vote or not, it is clear that Trump has a massive voter base that knows, however vaguely, that there is an Everglades’ worth of something long past rotten in DC.
     
    I keep trying to explain this "popular vote" thing:

    The Electoral College system is essentially mandatory voting: every person casts a vote via the electoral college, whether they actually fill out a ballot or not. Choosing not to fill out a ballot is a vote for "I'll go with the majority's decision."

    The entire population of the United States of America is represented in this process: everyone is either a proxy (voter), or has his vote cast by a proxy.

    The "popular vote" mantra is the scuzzbucket Democrat way of dismissing the legitimacy of the people who vote by proxy. It's Democrats' way of saying these people don't matter. And this from the party that claims to support mandatory voting!

    The will of the people is expressed in the Electoral College. And in the 2016 election, that will very much favored Trump over Clinton.

    I keep trying to explain this “popular vote” thing:

    As this seems to be addressed to me, I’ll say that I did not misunderstand either the legal-constitutional concept of the Electoral College, or its workings. I know well that Trump won the election as defined by the American Constitution. Perhaps I should have said “… won the popular vote count…”.

    As for “I’ll go with the majority’s decision.”, that pretty much applies to any “first past the post” electoral system.

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  14. As this seems to be addressed to me, I’ll say that I did not misunderstand either the legal-constitutional concept of the Electoral College, or its workings. I know well that Trump won the election as defined by the American Constitution. Perhaps I should have said “… won the popular vote count…”.

    As for “I’ll go with the majority’s decision.”, that pretty much applies to any “first past the post” electoral system.

    My point is that talk of “the popular vote” should be met with derision, not entertained or repeated.

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  15. I think your all crazy there… I was born in Canada of Scottish decent, and I won’t go to the States anymore. You are a military dictatorship and gun worshipers. It’s like being a dutch farmer hearing about the candle-light vigils of the NAZI’s from Holland mid last century. I tell my family to stay away.

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    You are a military dictatorship and gun worshipers.
     
    They people who own guns are not your problem. Quite the contrary.
    , @Colleen Pater
    We are a people who over threw what we were convinced was a tyranny, I wont argue for democracy and its alleged virtues from this point in history, but at the time we thought it worth a try. It doesn't matter really the people are always the vestige of violent veto on any type of government. The ability to defend by violence is the basis of all ownership, the foundation of civilization. In the end the people own the nation.How a people decide after that to outsource their own management may vary.
    One thing Americans understood was once a management team was hired whether king or comintern they tended to attempt to transform their appointment into fee simple title. And once in that position to change the terms of management to tyranny. Our founders attempted perhaps naively, to prevent this by constitutionally forbidding the state from maintaining a standing army and enshrining the right of the people to bear arms .
    Somehow canadians turned out to be sissies, I dont know how that happened, but like most of europe youve lost the manly virtue of independence and rely on nanny state to wipe you and give you your bottle. And of course defend you. And tell you what to do and what to think. Half of americans have managed to avoid this sissification and have been in a 200 year culture war with the left, we are damn sure not giving up our guns in the midst of a civil war, they are ironically the only thing that has prevented the civil war from continuing as a hot civil war as it has twice flared into, and may again very very soon. Also canadians do not have many blacks, blacks are the other reason americans insist on having guns blacks are extremely dangerous animals brought here by you Brits then freed by you brits, or brit descendants. We now have to deal with these animals roaming free.If not for our guns all these murders in america you hear about which are to a large extent propaganda manipulation of data, but anyway those murders such as they are would be perpetrated on us whites rather than on their fellow animals. White gun statistics in america differ little than other white nations. It is a wonder one never hears the sissies whine about swiss guns though.
    , @jilles dykstra
    I'm Dutch, never heard about German candle lights.
  16. America is too important to be left to Americans. You should be proud that others take an interest.

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  17. @Mark Caplan
    Since that Fox News blockbuster report, the Rich-family private investigator, Rod Wheeler, has disavowed and retracted the claims he had made earlier about Rich's contacts with WikiLeaks. So that's the end of that. The Rich family now has a DNC operative as their spokesperson, who is representing the family pro bono.

    Private investigator Rod Wheeler made a few bucks doing an investigation, but soon realized that he stirred up a high-level hornets nest. Whoever killed Rich would not hesitate to threaten Wheeler or his family or his pension. Suddenly, Wheeler recants everything that he recently put in writing, with no explanation. Soon he will claim that he never did the investigation and has never even been to DC.

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    Exactly.

    I would not be surprised if.... in a week or so...our good Mr Wheeler has forgotten how to speak english altogether.

    What does this "Russia-gate" thing remind me of...especially in lieu of the total blackout on Seth Rich ?

    Imagine we are all sitting in an Opera house.

    In the front row is the Trump family, and off to the right, six rows back, is the Clinton family.

    Out of nowhere, Bill Clinton stands up, points his finger at the Donald...and yells at the top of his lungs

    "PRESIDENT TRUMP GRABBED MONICA LEWINSKY BY THE PUSSY ...IMPEACH HIM !".
    , @Erebus
    Since Wheeler and the Riches found the dead horse heads at the foot of their beds, things started happening...

    Kim Dotcom announced he's prepared to submit written testimony, with real evidence to Congress should they include Seth Rich's death in their probe into Russian election tampering.

    I knew Seth Rich. I know he was the @Wikileaks source. I was involved. https://t.co/MbGQteHhZM
    — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 20, 2017

    I'm meeting my legal team on Monday. I will issue a statement about #SethRich on Tuesday. Please be patient. This needs to be done properly.
    — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 20, 2017
     
    Then, Newt Gingrich, on Fox News, says: "... (Rich) was assassinated at 4 in the morning after having giving Wikileaks something like 53,000 emails and 17,000 attachments. Nobody’s investigating that. And what does that tell you about what is going on?"

    Well, we know that Kim's chances of attracting Congressional interest was just about nil, but then Sean Hannity invited Dotcom to discuss his evidence in the Seth Rich case on his shows.

    Stay tuned. Public invitation Kim Dotcom to be a guest on radio and TV. #GameChanger Buckle up destroy Trump media. Sheep that u all are!!! https://t.co/3qLwXCGl6z
    — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 20, 2017
     
    Most recently, he tweeted:

    Complete panic has set in at the highest levels of the Democratic Party. Any bets when the kitchen sink is dumped on my head?? https://t.co/Zt2gIX4zyq
    — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 22, 2017
     
    So, I'm taking heart. The swamp may be getting warm.
  18. @Corvinus
    "In case there was any doubt, the constitution is now officially dead. We are a dictatorship run by the deep state."

    Assuming this is the case, are you going to sit there and take it like an impotent chump? Or, since you are imprisoned in this cage, will you channel your inner white rage and lead the charge to rid yourself from those who control you?

    Of course, since you don’t believe any of this, none of what you say applies to you. As an obedient servant of the state, you have nothing at risk. You accept what the New York Times and Washington Post tell you. Like Doctor Pangloss, you live in the best of all possible worlds.

    So how can you call upon others to do, what you would never be willing to do – buck the system, in a way that might strip you of everything you have. Oh – that’s right – you’re a blowhard. That’s how you can do that.

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  19. @Random Guy
    I think your all crazy there... I was born in Canada of Scottish decent, and I won't go to the States anymore. You are a military dictatorship and gun worshipers. It's like being a dutch farmer hearing about the candle-light vigils of the NAZI's from Holland mid last century. I tell my family to stay away.

    You are a military dictatorship and gun worshipers.

    They people who own guns are not your problem. Quite the contrary.

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  20. @Carlton Meyer
    Private investigator Rod Wheeler made a few bucks doing an investigation, but soon realized that he stirred up a high-level hornets nest. Whoever killed Rich would not hesitate to threaten Wheeler or his family or his pension. Suddenly, Wheeler recants everything that he recently put in writing, with no explanation. Soon he will claim that he never did the investigation and has never even been to DC.

    Exactly.

    I would not be surprised if…. in a week or so…our good Mr Wheeler has forgotten how to speak english altogether.

    What does this “Russia-gate” thing remind me of…especially in lieu of the total blackout on Seth Rich ?

    Imagine we are all sitting in an Opera house.

    In the front row is the Trump family, and off to the right, six rows back, is the Clinton family.

    Out of nowhere, Bill Clinton stands up, points his finger at the Donald…and yells at the top of his lungs

    “PRESIDENT TRUMP GRABBED MONICA LEWINSKY BY THE PUSSY …IMPEACH HIM !”.

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  21. The author writes well, and makes a good case using logical analysis and known facts. But to a leftist, that’s just the trouble: they don’t use reality-based facts, they use feelings about what is supposed to happen and what people should be thinking. They don’t use logic, they use whatever innuendo and nebulous association of secondary and tertiary ephemera gets them to the predetermined goal of regurgitating the Holy Narrative.

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  22. The author says that if he worked for media or FBI he’d be beating the bushes.

    Nope.

    Simple logic.

    If the Russian hacking version is true, there’s no reason to beat the bushes. Everything coming out of media and FBI is true.

    If it’s not true, then Seth Rich was killed by the Clintons, which is consistent with a 40 year history of Clinton mafia action. If you work in media or FBI, you KNOW FOR SURE that the Clintons kill their enemies. You don’t want to die, so you go along with the official line.

    Those are the two possibilities. Neither one leads to public exposure of truth.

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  23. @Random Guy
    I think your all crazy there... I was born in Canada of Scottish decent, and I won't go to the States anymore. You are a military dictatorship and gun worshipers. It's like being a dutch farmer hearing about the candle-light vigils of the NAZI's from Holland mid last century. I tell my family to stay away.

    We are a people who over threw what we were convinced was a tyranny, I wont argue for democracy and its alleged virtues from this point in history, but at the time we thought it worth a try. It doesn’t matter really the people are always the vestige of violent veto on any type of government. The ability to defend by violence is the basis of all ownership, the foundation of civilization. In the end the people own the nation.How a people decide after that to outsource their own management may vary.
    One thing Americans understood was once a management team was hired whether king or comintern they tended to attempt to transform their appointment into fee simple title. And once in that position to change the terms of management to tyranny. Our founders attempted perhaps naively, to prevent this by constitutionally forbidding the state from maintaining a standing army and enshrining the right of the people to bear arms .
    Somehow canadians turned out to be sissies, I dont know how that happened, but like most of europe youve lost the manly virtue of independence and rely on nanny state to wipe you and give you your bottle. And of course defend you. And tell you what to do and what to think. Half of americans have managed to avoid this sissification and have been in a 200 year culture war with the left, we are damn sure not giving up our guns in the midst of a civil war, they are ironically the only thing that has prevented the civil war from continuing as a hot civil war as it has twice flared into, and may again very very soon. Also canadians do not have many blacks, blacks are the other reason americans insist on having guns blacks are extremely dangerous animals brought here by you Brits then freed by you brits, or brit descendants. We now have to deal with these animals roaming free.If not for our guns all these murders in america you hear about which are to a large extent propaganda manipulation of data, but anyway those murders such as they are would be perpetrated on us whites rather than on their fellow animals. White gun statistics in america differ little than other white nations. It is a wonder one never hears the sissies whine about swiss guns though.

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  24. All the neocons/SJW/neoliberals (pretty much all the same thing now) don’t believe in a nation yet they still believe in “national security”, I don’t think it will be too long until the term is replaced with a more acceptable (according to them) “global security”.

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  25. @Corvinus
    "I doubt the awakening is big enough today to put a million armed Deplorables on Capital Hill, but if these invisible elites continue to flounder like this, they may awaken just enough of the population to make that possible."

    But isn't the time now to drain this swamp? Why wait? I mean, we live in a dictatorship. Our liberty has been stripped away. We have nothing left. The future for our children is grim. How much longer will the Jews and the elites and the banksters strong arm us into submission? I keep hearing how our overlords are hell bent on eradicating the white race, and that we are well on our way to becoming Brazil. What awakening will it take for YOU to leave your armchair and become a warrior?

    There are honestly serious questions. I would like to know your thoughts.

    and that we are well on our way to becoming Brazil

    Don’t understand this stupid snark, not a secret that almost every mainstream outlet celebrates American getting the demographics of Brazil, its also not too hard to see that America is close to 50% white (because MENA people are not white) and Brazil is somewhere around 40% white. Of course you will say that the only thing that matters is the magic dirt that America has and Brazil does not.

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  26. It is incomprehensible to me why USA citizens who want the truth bother with details since Sept 11.
    Anyone with the guts to see through propaganda now knows what USA politicians and media are capable of.

    Even those who refuse to see Sept 11 for what it is, must see the mess the USA created, still creates, in Middle East, and North Africa, soon also in middle Africa, when the drone base in Nigeria will be in operation.

    It is quite possible that Russia tried to influence USA elections, as Obama did with the French.
    The difference is only that the USA is entitled to do such things, but not Russia.

    I still hope that Trump wants good, normal, relations with Russia, as long as I can keep this hope, Deep State will try to remove Trump one way or another, and will continue the anti Russian propaganda.
    Once Trump is removed, the war can begin.
    As Sol Bloom, a friend of Roosevelt, writes in his memoirs, ‘the great accomplishment of Roosevelt was to prepare the USA people slowly for war’.

    We now can write ‘the great accomplishment of CNN, Washpost and NYT, is to prepare the USA people for war against Russia’.

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  27. @Random Guy
    I think your all crazy there... I was born in Canada of Scottish decent, and I won't go to the States anymore. You are a military dictatorship and gun worshipers. It's like being a dutch farmer hearing about the candle-light vigils of the NAZI's from Holland mid last century. I tell my family to stay away.

    I’m Dutch, never heard about German candle lights.

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  28. @Willem Hendrik
    America is too important to be left to Americans. You should be proud that others take an interest.

    The USA is not America.

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  29. @Svigor

    Assuming this is the case, are you going to sit there and take it like an impotent chump? Or, since you are imprisoned in this cage, will you channel your inner white rage and lead the charge to rid yourself from those who control you?
     
    Post your address, tough guy, and we'll find out.

    Frankly, I am greatly heartened by this recent brouhaha. That “invisible group” are outing themselves. By the ferocity and volume of their totally overblown, caricaturized(sp?) accusations, they’re making their existence and program pretty plain to alert citizens, and by continuing along this path they’ll cause more and more of the inattentive to awaken. Now, even the likes of CNBC are suggesting that the assault on Trump looks more like a coup than partisan political infighting.
     
    Right; (((Big Media))) and the ruling class are spending a Hell of a lot of legitimacy on the campaign against Trump. And they've been bleeding legitimacy for years as it was.

    Whether he won the popular vote or not, it is clear that Trump has a massive voter base that knows, however vaguely, that there is an Everglades’ worth of something long past rotten in DC.
     
    I keep trying to explain this "popular vote" thing:

    The Electoral College system is essentially mandatory voting: every person casts a vote via the electoral college, whether they actually fill out a ballot or not. Choosing not to fill out a ballot is a vote for "I'll go with the majority's decision."

    The entire population of the United States of America is represented in this process: everyone is either a proxy (voter), or has his vote cast by a proxy.

    The "popular vote" mantra is the scuzzbucket Democrat way of dismissing the legitimacy of the people who vote by proxy. It's Democrats' way of saying these people don't matter. And this from the party that claims to support mandatory voting!

    The will of the people is expressed in the Electoral College. And in the 2016 election, that will very much favored Trump over Clinton.

    This talk about the election system reminds me of the guy who lost a lot of money at poker, then said ‘I do not have to pay, the rules are wrong’.

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  30. @woodNfish
    Whitney has a few moments of lucidity in the midst of his Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    I could not agree more. Despite the premise and substance of this article, Whitney fails to appreciate the fact that he himself is doing what he correctly ascribes to the Democrats and media when he states, “Trump may be the worst US president of all time”; there’s no evidence for that claim either.

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  31. “Trump might be the worst US president of all time, in fact, he probably is.”

    I am no fan of Trump, but how can anyone make such a statement concerning someone that has only been in office for 4 months? I have noticed Whitney’s writing before. He has ridiculous comments inserted in with lucid ones. I wonder if his residence in Washington State is the cause of his delusions?

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  32. We are now officially Turkey, where the secret police and the army high command feel entitled to ‘vet’ our elected leaders, and overthrow them if they deem it necessary.

    That statement is confused on so many levels.

    I haven’t seen one convincing analysis of the recent failed coup in Turkey, but my impression is that they were Kemalists, wanting to get rid of Sultan Erdogan for very good reasons.

    Erdogan claims it was due to his fellow Islamist, Gulen.

    Point is, the coup was a massive failure, and almost certainly incited by those loyal to Erdogan, as a piece of theatre to maximise the vote for him in his referendum to assume despotic power.

    He has sacked hundreds of thousands, military, judicial, and civil service, arrested tens of thousands, closed many educational institutions.

    None of that in the USA.

    As a sympathizer with constitutionalist, freedom-loving, and oppressed USA people, it is clear that if Trump were at all sincere about his campaign promises, he needs to do a much better job of decapitating the political appointees in the civil service (unlike the victims in Turkey, no tears need be shed, they would all end up in other kinds of overly remunerated playtime).

    He would do well to cut fed. money for the courses in culti-Marxi, etc., and to universities emphasizing that.

    Since none of that is going to happen (unfortunately) there may be another key factor.

    Turkey was best buddies with Israel for a long time, and almost has returned to that.

    They were never a colony of Israel.

    The USA is. Witness Prex Trump’s craven obsequiousness right now (or in the last 24 hours).

    The tail that wags the dog, indeed.

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  33. Jan 2, 2017 BOOM! CNN Caught Using Video Game Image In Fake Russian Hacking Story

    It looks like CNN Has tried to pull the wool over our eyes once again. This time, they used a screenshot from the Fallout 4 Video game to paint the picture of Russian Hacking. To bad that’s not what a real hacking screen looks like. And an image you will only find in the video game!

    December 28, 2016 OUTRAGEOUS: Election hacks traced back to Obama’s Department of Homeland Security

    In an unbelievable development that ought to outrage every single American, election officials in Georgia are essentially accusing the Obama administration of attempting to hack into the state’s electronic balloting machines in what appears to be a naked political ploy.

    http://www.newstarget.com/2016-12-28-election-hacks-traced-back-to-obamas-department-of-homeland-security.html

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  34. Jan 3, 2017 With Rule 41 the FBI Is Now Officially the Enemy of All Computer Users

    Rick Falkvinge, founder of the original pirate party and head of privacy at PrivateInternetAccess com, joins us to discuss his recent article, “Today, the FBI becomes the enemy of every computer user and every IT security professional worldwide.”

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  35. @Carlton Meyer
    Private investigator Rod Wheeler made a few bucks doing an investigation, but soon realized that he stirred up a high-level hornets nest. Whoever killed Rich would not hesitate to threaten Wheeler or his family or his pension. Suddenly, Wheeler recants everything that he recently put in writing, with no explanation. Soon he will claim that he never did the investigation and has never even been to DC.

    Since Wheeler and the Riches found the dead horse heads at the foot of their beds, things started happening…

    Kim Dotcom announced he’s prepared to submit written testimony, with real evidence to Congress should they include Seth Rich’s death in their probe into Russian election tampering.

    I knew Seth Rich. I know he was the @Wikileaks source. I was involved. https://t.co/MbGQteHhZM
    — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 20, 2017

    I’m meeting my legal team on Monday. I will issue a statement about #SethRich on Tuesday. Please be patient. This needs to be done properly.
    — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 20, 2017

    Then, Newt Gingrich, on Fox News, says: “… (Rich) was assassinated at 4 in the morning after having giving Wikileaks something like 53,000 emails and 17,000 attachments. Nobody’s investigating that. And what does that tell you about what is going on?”

    Well, we know that Kim’s chances of attracting Congressional interest was just about nil, but then Sean Hannity invited Dotcom to discuss his evidence in the Seth Rich case on his shows.

    Stay tuned. Public invitation Kim Dotcom to be a guest on radio and TV. #GameChanger Buckle up destroy Trump media. Sheep that u all are!!! https://t.co/3qLwXCGl6z
    — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 20, 2017

    Most recently, he tweeted:

    Complete panic has set in at the highest levels of the Democratic Party. Any bets when the kitchen sink is dumped on my head?? https://t.co/Zt2gIX4zyq
    — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 22, 2017

    So, I’m taking heart. The swamp may be getting warm.

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  36. @Svigor

    Assuming this is the case, are you going to sit there and take it like an impotent chump? Or, since you are imprisoned in this cage, will you channel your inner white rage and lead the charge to rid yourself from those who control you?
     
    Post your address, tough guy, and we'll find out.

    Frankly, I am greatly heartened by this recent brouhaha. That “invisible group” are outing themselves. By the ferocity and volume of their totally overblown, caricaturized(sp?) accusations, they’re making their existence and program pretty plain to alert citizens, and by continuing along this path they’ll cause more and more of the inattentive to awaken. Now, even the likes of CNBC are suggesting that the assault on Trump looks more like a coup than partisan political infighting.
     
    Right; (((Big Media))) and the ruling class are spending a Hell of a lot of legitimacy on the campaign against Trump. And they've been bleeding legitimacy for years as it was.

    Whether he won the popular vote or not, it is clear that Trump has a massive voter base that knows, however vaguely, that there is an Everglades’ worth of something long past rotten in DC.
     
    I keep trying to explain this "popular vote" thing:

    The Electoral College system is essentially mandatory voting: every person casts a vote via the electoral college, whether they actually fill out a ballot or not. Choosing not to fill out a ballot is a vote for "I'll go with the majority's decision."

    The entire population of the United States of America is represented in this process: everyone is either a proxy (voter), or has his vote cast by a proxy.

    The "popular vote" mantra is the scuzzbucket Democrat way of dismissing the legitimacy of the people who vote by proxy. It's Democrats' way of saying these people don't matter. And this from the party that claims to support mandatory voting!

    The will of the people is expressed in the Electoral College. And in the 2016 election, that will very much favored Trump over Clinton.

    The electoral college was put in place to keep the major population centers from determining the vote. Without the electoral college, the prospective presidential candidates would only have to cater to the major population centers and could safely ignore “flyover country”, as the east and west coasts would have enough “clout” to determine the direction of the vote.
    The electoral college is the “equalizer” which forces the candidates to campaign in all 50 states…

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    It is not the electoral college but the electoral college plus the rule "the winner takes all" in most of the states. W/o that rule the electoral college would be equivalent to direct majority voting.
  37. Must adding, another very good article from Mike Whitney.

    Assange, a man of impeccable integrity?

    It is Julian, not Julien.

    I cannot vouch for impeccable. As a hacker, sure, no approval of the fraud types (minuscule at the time, but there).

    Past that slight connection at second-degree of separation, he is the media figure to me.

    Doesn’t like to wash, so a dirty hippy. Reportedly extremely smelly. I would imagine the Ecuadorian embassy has house-trained him.

    Attempts at political treatises are sub-undergraduate and pompous.

    Led by his penis, thus the trap in Sweden.

    Also done some great things, and been betrayed by MSM organisations (NYT and Guardian come to mind, in particular, the latter never shut up about the false rape charges).

    Now that those are over, it would be beautiful if Queen Elizabeth would grant him a pardon for his default on bail.

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  38. The electoral college is the “equalizer” which forces the candidates to campaign in all 50 states…

    That’s the theory. The reality is more like:

    The electoral college is the “equalizer” which forces the candidates to campaign in all 15 battleground states…

    or better still:

    The electoral college is the “equalizer” which forces the candidates to campaign in all 5 states (CO, FL, NV, OH, VA) that have been truly competitive over the last five presidential elections…

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  39. @anarchyst
    The electoral college was put in place to keep the major population centers from determining the vote. Without the electoral college, the prospective presidential candidates would only have to cater to the major population centers and could safely ignore "flyover country", as the east and west coasts would have enough "clout" to determine the direction of the vote.
    The electoral college is the "equalizer" which forces the candidates to campaign in all 50 states...

    It is not the electoral college but the electoral college plus the rule “the winner takes all” in most of the states. W/o that rule the electoral college would be equivalent to direct majority voting.

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  40. @Erebus

    What awakening will it take for YOU to leave your armchair and become a warrior?
     
    Being neither American, nor living anywhere near it, the only dog I have in what is still an internal American struggle is that I live on the same planet. America being what it is, it's (what I believe to be) existential struggle may well spill over its borders to impact all, in some cases violently.
    So, I throw the question (quite seriously) backatchya. Will the Deplorables put their money on the table, and at what point will they do that?

    But isn’t the time now to drain this swamp? Why wait?
     
    The swamp's ooze has permeated all of the power structures of the body politic, and its vapours much of the society. It cannot be drained in a day, and it cannot be drained without massive dislocation of both America's geo-political position, and its national cohesion. To "drain the swamp" is to manage the dissolution of a global empire while the resulting centrifugal forces work to tear the homeland apart.

    I made a comment on another thread that expresses my view on America's situation. You may be interested.
    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/acuckalypse-now-the-budget-betrayal-and-trump-derangement-syndrome/#comment-1865244

    “Will the Deplorables put their money on the table, and at what point will they do that?”

    Considering that Trump and company are in the process of several ongoing investigations regarding their financial relationships with Russians, they may not get the opportunity to Build That Wall and sign into law comprehensive immigration reform.

    “The swamp’s ooze has permeated all of the power structures of the body politic, and its vapours much of the society. It cannot be drained in a day, and it cannot be drained without massive dislocation of both America’s geo-political position, and its national cohesion. To “drain the swamp” is to manage the dissolution of a global empire while the resulting centrifugal forces work to tear the homeland apart.”

    Exactly why “Drain The Swamp” is a useless meme and Trumpian propaganda tool.

    “Inside the US, I fear that the same, or worse than the USSR’s catastrophic collapse is in the cards.”

    Perhaps America will experience a civil war and breakup. Then again, maybe not.

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