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Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Liz Cheney are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. And still, they both agree that American military intervention is necessary all over the world. Sadly, the people they were elected to represent are losing faith in American values due to the proliferation of false theories and canards on social media and TikTok.

As racism rises across America as a result of Donald Trump, QAnon, and other forms of white supremacy, Americans are losing faith in the values of democracy and embracing debunked conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic tropes and canards.

As a result of our dangerous social media environment, fewer Americans are believing in the proven need for the American military to invade countries and help them to develop women’s rights and equality for the LGBTQ community and protect the territorial integrity of the state of Israel.


A majority of Americans want more U.S. diplomatic engagement and a plurality want fewer U.S. troops stationed abroad, according to a survey taken as the chaotic U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan took place.

The survey, reviewed by Reuters on Tuesday, was designed by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Eurasia Group Foundation and conducted Aug. 27-Sept. 1. It found that 58.3% believe the United States should engage more in negotiations on issues such as climate change, human rights and migration.

It also found 21.6% believe the United States should engage less, while 20.1% had no opinion.

Of the 2,168 surveyed, 42.3% believe the United States should cut the number of troops in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, reduce its commitments to defend countries there and gradually shift regional security responsibility to allies.

The poll, which Reuters reviewed prior to its Wednesday release, found 32.2% believed the United States should either maintain or boost its troops abroad, while 25.5% had no opinion.

Another finding of the survey was that a majority of Americans are anti-Semitic, and falsely believe the discredited canard (which many scholars believe is also a trope) that it is possible to negotiate with Iran.

Fewer than half support defending Israel by starting a war against Iran to prevent their aggression and protect women and gays.

62.6% support reviving nuclear talks with Iran and seeking an agreement that prevents its development of nuclear weapons, while 37.4% oppose talks and favor pressuring Iran with economic sanctions to keep it from obtaining such arms.

Perhaps most shockingly of all, the survey found that fewer than half of Americans believe that America should fight a war with China in order to defend democracy in Taiwan.

42.2% believe the U.S. military should defend Taiwan if it were attacked by China, 16.2% believe it should not, and 41.6% were unsure.

Anachronistically, many of the same conspiracy theorists and anti-Semites opposed to war with China to defend Taiwan believe that asylum seekers fleeing the repercussions of the brutal civil war in Haiti represent a “danger” to America.

The latest theory from the QAnon racists is that hair is infrastructure.

We haven’t seen evidence yet that Russia is behind the theory that hair is infrastructure, but we do know that our enemies, domestic and abroad, are spreading any theory they can muster to undermine the strength of our democracy, and this poll about dwindling support for war shows that the good guys are losing the battle, as conspiracy theories overcome facts.

Without the American military intervening, many countries will continue to refuse women’s rights. Because America is the stronger country, it has a duty to protect universal values across the earth.

We could gain inspiration from the story of how a young Joe Biden stood up against the bully Cornpop in order to protect the rest of the kids on the playground.

America cannot withdraw from the world. If democracy is to thrive, we need to be active, invading countries and teaching them the importance of equity.

The US Military should be a kind of Joe Biden to the playground of the world, showing up and teaching the Cornpops of every land that the values of democracy don’t tolerate patriarchy, homophobia, or transphobia.

In order to strengthen our values, and the belief in democracy among the American people, we need to crack down on fake news and conspiracy theories on the internet that claim that war is bad.

In particular, people who talk about “forever wars” are anti-Semitic, as “forever wars” is an anti-Semitic canard.

We don’t need to do wars “forever,” we simply need to do them until the Taliban, Russia, and China accept that democracy values are universal values, and that any other system of government is morally reprehensible.

Americans might be tired of wars, but the Chinese are not tired of oppressing the Uyghurs. Our devotion to democracy includes a devotion to liberating the Chinese people, as well as ethnic minorities in China.

Our values are who we are, and human rights must be universal. No country has a right to deny the universality of democracy.

No one likes war. But sometimes it takes a war to force people to respect human rights. If America retreats from the world, then our values will fall, and patriarchy and fascism will win.

It’s time for social media companies to act to restrict the reach of anti-Semites who claim that military intervention to promote democracy is not a fundamental good and a core value of human rights.

We need to believe in our values again, and believing in our values requires that we limit the spread of harmful and anti-Semitic disinformation.

Democracy is the ultimate peak of human development, and the perfect system for all mankind. However, paradoxically, it is also extremely fragile, and can be completely destroyed by anonymous Twitter accounts posting false memes that reinforce anti-Semitic stereotypes.

(Republished from The Daily Stormer by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Miro23 says:

    Very well done. There are also those conspiracy theorists and anti-Semites who think that the bunch of murders who did 9/11 are still on the loose in New York and sheltered by the US government.

    • Replies: @Brad Anbro
  2. My sons indeed will go to war after the enemy enters USA and after cleaning out DC — they will surrender to our liberator. Both Democrats and Republicans DO NOT represent Main Street USA–both parties are run behind the curtain by a cabal whose only allegiance is to Lying and Murder.

    • Agree: Orville H. Larson
    • Replies: @Smashed Squash
  3. I am at the point where I don’t converse with democrats. Those who are really concerned about this country and yet still support such and entity as the democratic party are either not paying attention to what they do, are willfully ignorant of what they do, or totally support it. In any case, they are ruining this country. Republicans are cowards in not organizing against them. A new Republican party of young and serious people needs to be formed. The existing members of the GOP are serving no one’s interests but their own. The way the democrats use Covid serves to increase their power. The Republicans do nothing to fight it. The GOP does nothing to challenge the ‘woke’ morons in the military. What exactly do they do? They used Trump to get re-elcted and hardly supported him. Utterly despicable are Graham, McConnell and the like. It’s almost hilarious. The establishment press, paints those Republicans that actually challenge the democrats as “radical”. People like Jim Jordan, Marjorie Greene and a few others are mild compared to Schumer, Pelosi Durbin, and the rest of the criminals in the democratic party.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  4. Another finding of the survey was that a majority of Americans are anti-Semitic

    Ah, if this were only true, America still might be a great nation.

    Reuters article, if accurate, confirms that there continues to be an astonishing number of clueless, uniformed, idealistic, and unrealistic Americans. I don’t expect good news to be forthcoming in this department.

  5. One thing you can say for Ms. Pressley is that she was one of just nine congress people who had the courage to vote against giving the Zionists another billion dollars of our tax money to further their campaign of Palestinian genocide. Heretofore I’ve though of her as an unfortunate case of identity politics gone wild, and an example of why many of us actual leftists consider this racialist identitarian nonsense to be a right-wing conspiracy to create divisiveness and sabotage progress. She ran against and beat a white man who had twenty years experience navigating the corruption of the federal house. His policies were essentially identical to hers, but now his expertise in getting things done, in granting and getting favors in that whorehouse -and knowing where the bodies are buried- is lost. Instead, we have an inexperienced woman with no contacts or influence, who often carries on as if she believes she’s the lead actress in a new Black Panther movie.

    • Replies: @Wyatt
    , @Ben the Layabout
  6. Vinnie O says:

    OK, so you had me all worked up, but then I saw the baby girl in the pink dress. ZOOOOM! crash ‘n’ burn…
    I LOVE pictures of babies who are young enough (and innocent enough) that simply STANDING is a great human accomplishment. But I think your article was intended to be about some Important Question, which I have forgotten COMPLETELY.
    I think the answer is: MORE pictures of babies, please.

    • Agree: Catdog
  7. Wyatt says:

    She thinks her darkness will conceal her. She is wrong. The all-smelling (((nose))) whiffs all and she definitely look stank.

  8. What a conundrum. The hearts and minds of the people are against the ruling elite, and Hollywood and the opinion writers are floundering, unable to get the masses to rally around the flag.

    The mockery and de-bunking of their best efforts is a failure of the psy-ops which worked so successfully for the past 70 odd years.

    What’s amazing is that the grift worked as long as it did.

  9. @Observator

    Excellent comment. Probably the sole issue that most Unz readers (a nest of anti-Semites, we are!) and “the squad” or many of the Progressive Democrats would agree on is that we need to stop supporting Israel. I know that’s easier said than done. I’d been long aware of the powerful influence the Zionists have in America, going back longer than we’ve been alive. But Unz’s reading selections make it even more abundantly clear.

  10. gottlieb says:

    The Applebaum quote says it all. So many folks without heart or soul.

    And Andy is kind of right – so we can expect a doubling down on censorship, demonization of ‘the other’ (not in this space of course – lol) and war, war, war.

    • Agree: Proximaking
  11. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Liz Cheney are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. And still, they both agree

    Funny how that works, no matter who or what party one votes for we get the same thing. They’ll fight for Taiwan to the last chump American soldier who hasn’t gotten the message that he’s getting orders from people who consider him to be deplorable. Maybe someday people will discover that so-called American democracy is a fraud, just a shell game. The public has voted against war every time yet were bamboozled and betrayed by presidents who schemed how to get them in. The US is the permanent war state; it’s baked into the cake.

  12. Anonymous[406] • Disclaimer says:

    I wish I could share your optimism about the American public. But:

    Presidents and policymakers in Washington place tremendous demands on the nation’s all-volunteer military, whether it’s a U.S. Navy carrier group providing tsunami relief on the far side of the Pacific Ocean or special forces units on horseback hunting terrorists in the Hindu Kush. According to a new RealClear Opinion Research poll, Americans support the entire array of these military undertakings — and, for the most part, trust the men and women in uniform to carry them out.

    This confidence spans the political spectrum, which is reassuring in a political environment so polarized that war itself is now evaluated through a partisan prism. Asked their views about missions ranging from protecting human rights abroad to defending Taiwan against an invasion from China, significant majorities of registered voters expressed support for all of them.

    Highest on the list at (82%) was using the military to protect human rights “like the rights of women, children, religious or ethnic minorities.”

    This nation of idiot children will never grow up.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  13. Phibbs says:

    Is the above article a joke? Everything written in it is liberal/untrue. Jews do own the politicians and the media. Gentiles do fight wars for Israel and black people are a minus in every country, state, city or neighborhood where they form a majority. Finally, the LGBQT movement is evil..

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  14. Data says:

    There are a lot of good quotes about war from the book Catch-22: 1) “Surely so many countries can’t all be worth dying for.” 2) “There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.” 3) “Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for.” AND MANY MANY MORE !!

    • Replies: @animalogic
  15. Chris Moore says: • Website

    Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Liz Cheney are at opposite ends of the political spectrum.

    Of course, as you know, they’re not. ((Schumer)) is a “liberal” and a Zionist. Cheney is a neocon and a Zionist (as is Trump). Their only difference is that Schumer is a racial Zionist — a ((Jew))– and Cheney/Trump are ideological Zionists.

    Sadly, the people they were elected to represent are losing faith in American values due to the proliferation of false theories and canards on social media and TikTok.

    This is a case of the “Chosen-Elect” ruling class declaring war on the masses who are getting a whiff of the truth outside the MSM narrative.

    Would it not in that case be simpler
    for the government
    To dissolve the people
    And elect another?

    That’s exactly their plan:
    NY Gov Hochul Fires Health Care Workers En Masse Amid ‘Pandemic’ For Refusing Vaccines ‘From God’ [ZOG]

    She’ll replace them with National Guard and (open borders) immigrants.

    You see, anytime the ((Ruling Class)) invokes “God,” what they’re really talking about is ZOG. Clinton, Bush-Cheney, Obama, Trump, Biden… they all do it.

    Get it people?

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  16. This democrat party scum (is there a better word?)is now trying to blame everything about Afghanistan on Biden and let woke morons like General Milly off. B.S. he was interviewed in anti-Trump book there was. He was ecstatic when Biden got “elected”..

  17. Notsofast says:

    the ministry of truth is hard at work cranking out the newspeak and memory holing now inappropriate former definitions. infrastructure is no longer roads, bridges, water and sewer systems but rather building pathways to citizenship for immigrant neighbors, just as they changed the definition of vaccine to fit their failed genetic engineering experiments. ignorance is strength.

  18. I get emails from Epoch News. Not sure how i got on their mailing list. Anyway, while they do have good stuff on the COVID conspiracy, the ineptitude of the Biden administration, and various other right-wing issues, they refuse to name the Jew, and have gone all in on muh Chinese are conspiring to rule the world. Unfortunately, there is no shortage on the right of useful idiots and future cannon fodder that buy into this nonsense, as evidenced by their comment section.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  19. @Phibbs

    Apparently, you’re not hip to Anglin’s satire. Your first sentence is correct. It IS a joke.

  20. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    I will never understand these people, they must be total retards or something, who believe one group of politicians is better than another. It’s like they live in a burrow deep underground, never read a newspaper, and don’t know their head from their ass.

    Try to understand. Try try try to understand: they are all. All. All. Crooks.

    • Agree: animalogic
    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  21. I can’t believe all these dyslexic illiterates who only read out of one side of their eyes on here.

    Can’t you read what he said? Schumer and Cheney are the SAME THING.

    As Vidal said, the US is one great bird of prey with two right wings.

    You read the article, pretend like you agree with it, and then go off on your own comet blabbing some crap about Replicans good and Demcrats bad. That is just so stupid. You are stupid. Anyone who things one party is any different from the other is stupid. It is a proven fact. Incontestable. Inarguable. Categorical. Absolute. Fact.

  22. @Chris Moore

    Great post. I Couldn’t agree more on the Cheney, Schumer comparison. She needs to be tossed headlong out of the Republican party. Just how stupid are conservative voters?. The official GOP goons won’t get rid of her, at least the voters should.. Why do conservatives keep fooling themselves on who they are voting for? I won’t ask this question of democrats. They are just plain hopeless.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  23. @obwandiyag

    I agree., but on pure “in your face criminality,” the democrats take the cake.

  24. mijj says:

    > “Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Liz Cheney are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. And still, they both agree that American military intervention is necessary all over the world”

    .. dogs on both sides guiding the herd into the same corral.

  25. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Why do conservatives keep fooling themselves on who they are voting for?

    Pride. Ignorance. Greed. Wrath (against “Islamofascism,” now “Covid”).

    In fact, I can trace every affliction that has befallen this country left to right since the ((Jewish)) infiltration and takeover to a list of 9 deadly sins, which go by the acronym PIGGS WELL:

    Pride Ignorance Greed Gluttony Sloth Wrath Envy Lust License

    The ((Jews)) are masters at finding each person’s or group’s weakness or vice and presenting themselves as the magic people who will sate their heart’s desire — all to come out of the pocket book and charge account of the America taxpayer via the Fed, and ultimately out of the goyim’s hide.

    Then the ((Jews)) and only the ((Jews)) will flee to Israel right before the collapse. Or so their confidence man operating manual goes.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  26. Ron Paul nuked on Youtube.

    Paradox is coming into play. Now, it is becoming good for free speech for the big platforms to censor more and more.
    Years ago, when the big platforms began to censor, it was bad for free speech as interesting voices got shut out. But apart from Alex Jones, many of the censored were marginal figures.

    But as the platforms begin to censor bigger names and more and more voices, the public has no choice but to seek out alternatives to get their information. This make alt-media and alt-platforms much more viable.

    So, we should cheer on the big platforms to censor ever more.

    It’s like the paradox of wind and fire. When the fire is weak, a bit of wind can blow it out. But once the fire grows bigger, stronger wind makes the fire even more powerful and spread all over.
    The more the big platforms blow to get rid of more voices, bigger alt-tech becomes with people forced to find new venues.

    Look at Colbert. How low the Anglos have fallen. They are Anglo-cucks or Anglucks of Jews.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  27. , and falsely believe the discredited canard (which many scholars believe is also a trope)

    Just one reason why I read Anglin. Can’t get enough mocking of those chunk-O-vomit words. More please!

    • Troll: Automatic Slim
  28. bjondo says:

    Is Applebaum the naked zombie nearest to camera?
    Applebaum or large python? Would be close.

    Cute little angel facing three witches from Hell.

    Tire irons, alum bats.

    5 dancing shlomos

  29. @Priss Factor

    I think that as the Trump bashing lessens, Colbert will utterly flop. He almost did before he had Trump as the object of his “jokes”. He should erect a stature of Trump. LOL

  30. anon[189] • Disclaimer says:

    Making the soldiers take the gene therapy shot, rigged elections, biased fake-news media, critical race theory in schools, lefty entertainment-ganda on the screen, and Antifa ruling the streets?

    What white man wants to fight for this country again? Oh yeah, use proper pronouns because LGBT-purple hair folks get mad if they are misgendered, and they might be your drill instructor. Who is up for getting stationed halfway around the world and taking a roadside bomb for that?

    Not this hillbilly.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  31. Bert33 says:

    I think the semite thing will get settled here next couple years, by Iran. Permanently. People will have to find something else to argue about at campus rallies.

  32. Miro23 says:

    Making the soldiers take the gene therapy shot, rigged elections, biased fake-news media, critical race theory in schools, lefty entertainment-ganda on the screen, and Antifa ruling the streets?

    Yes, the US is on an irrevocable downward slope. There’s not going to be any bipartisanship or constructive dialogue between the two sides.

  33. @Data

    Man, you are so right.
    Catch 22 is an undeniable Classic.
    So many good things in it…. The faulty IBM machine that made Major Major Major a… yes, a Major!
    Milo Minderbinder who took on a contract from the Germans to bomb (and strafe!) his own camp. (the Germans are members in good standing, of the syndicate — & everyone has a share….)
    I could go on forever… Please, all, read it, reread it —

  34. @Anonymous

    The problem with all polls is that the questions are asked in a way to elicit the answer wanted by the party/person commissioning the poll.
    From the the RCP poll we have “results” that speak of defending attacks by specific countries – China and North Korea. The MIC has been working overtime to create a greater division between the Koreas and Chinas with the presstitutes turning tricks for them. The published results do not show the question, which could have been loaded. No where is the question asked should the US stop interfering in civil wars? Both the Koreas and Chinas claim to be the legitimate governments of the whole of those countries.
    As for the Reuters poll, the results show that the US should engage to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon. That assumes that Iran actually wants a nuclear weapon and that there is a nuclear weapons programme, which is the Israeli narrative. As I have referenced previously, Dr. Gordon Prather was writing about the myth of the Iranian programme more than a dozen years ago, pointing out that the IAEA gets more co-operation from Iran on inspections, than it does from the US.
    Earlier this week, I was contacted for a COVID survey. I had to have a negative question repeated 3 times to confirm that my “agreement” would be opposite of my real opinion.
    Polls are not always what they appear to be.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  35. The little girl probably thinks that the smiling trannies are just over-dressed and made-up dolls. As for the nekkid Harpies-it’s almost enough to make you consider ‘the love that dare not speak its name’.

  36. @Curmudgeon

    The vermin MSM is currently full of stories of China’s coming collapse, its leaders’ incompetence, its fatal flaws, how tiny its economy really is compared to the US behemoth and other insanities that only the presstitute scum of the West could utter. I think it’s contrived to convince Western dullards that war against China would be a cake-walk, another Iraq.

    • Replies: @Smashed Squash
  37. @Hapalong Cassidy

    I used to pick up their Epoch Times shit-rags at a place of previous employ, and deposit them in the nearest ‘biological waste’ bin. My little contribution.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
  38. Do you have any examples of “Conspiracy Theories ” that are not merely unacknowledged reality?

  39. Wielgus says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    They get around. About 15 years ago I remember flicking through an issue in a coffee shop in Edinburgh, Scotland.
    What mainly struck me was the obsessive hatred of the CCP and PRC government. The tone reminded me of stuff put out in English in the 1980s by the Mujahedin e-Khalq, denouncing the Iranian government.

  40. @Miro23

    Yes, I am one of those “conspiracy theorists” – I believe that 9/11 was an “inside job” and was allowed to occur. I also believe that the U.S. government’s version of the events of that day take the cake for being the wildest conspiracy theory.

    I have done a LOT of reading on the events of 9/11 and I have come to the realization that no matter from which “angle” one views the events, NOTHING ADDS UP…especially the U.S. government’s OWN conspiracy theory!

    By the way, I use my real name; I do not hide behind an “alias.”

    Thank you.

    • Agree: Miro23
  41. vox4non says:

    Isn’t it ridiculous how easily American jingoism can rear its head at the drop of a hat? Oh well, all good things have to end someday.

    While decent rational Americans can see the futility of these unnecessary wars, there is still shockingly a large proportion for whom military force is the be all and end all. And more disgustingly are the chickenhawks, which many politicians are, call for more war yet shy away at the flimsiest of excuses. Perhaps the best remedy for warmongering is to get anyone so inclined, male or female; young or old; to take up a rifle and go off into one of their endless skirmishes in Africa or the middle East. The USA can solve 2 birds with one stone, and continue their pointless expenditure of blood and treasure.

    • Replies: @InnerCynic
  42. Anyone named Cheney, and related to the Darth himself, is to be cursed

  43. @vox4non

    Ive said for decades that it should be mandatory that those who are supposedly in “leadership”, when calling for war, must themselves man the front, taking incoming fire, or have a direct blood relation… such as a child, put there on point for the duration of the exercise. If they haven’t any skin in the game then there is no reason for laying your life down for it. Better yet just give the president and the guy he’s bellowing about two long knives and toss their ass into a cage fight. The one that exits, alive, can be the “winner” and we can all go home. Game over.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  44. @InnerCynic

    You’ve hit upon the solution: annihilate ~100% of midwits. I’m for it.

  45. Should Americans pay reparations to countries they haven’t gotten around to bombing yet?

    Or, simply pay countries to let the US bomb them so shit libs can go on TV in America and bask in all their resplendent shit lib glory?

    Or, go back to paying leaders to bomb their own people like they did in Iraq with Saddam or Chile with Pinochet.

  46. @mulga mumblebrain

    Ah yes! The proven science behind cake-walk. Trust the science!

  47. @GomezAdddams

    This is true.

    Two political parties.

    One hates you. The other loves someone else.

  48. Zorost says:

    Fake news and conspiracy truths are giving me faith that war is necessary…

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