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The current electoral campaign differs from that of 2016 in that the media, both conventional and online, has realized its power and has been openly playing a major role in what might well prove to be a victory across the board for the Democratic Party. At least that is the expectation, bolstered by a flood of possibly suspect opinion polls that appear to make the triumph of Joe Biden and company inevitable while at the same time denigrating President Donald Trump and covering up for Democratic Party missteps.

Most Americans no longer trust what is being reported in the mainstream media but when they look for “real” information they frequently turn to online resources that they believe to be more politically objective. That has never been true, however, and what most newshounds are actually seeking is commentary that reflects their own views. In reality, the news provided is almost always either spun or distorted and sometimes completely blocked, note particularly the resistance to reporting the tale of the shenanigans of Hunter Biden.

The New York Post is claiming that a trove of emails from a laptop reveals that “Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company.”

The emails include a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the oil company Burisma’s board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month. “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the email reads. An earlier email from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

The correspondence, if authentic, disproves Joe Biden’s claim that he’s “never spoken to his son about his overseas business dealings.” One would think that the story would be a real blockbuster, welcomed by self-respecting journalists but the reality has been that the mainstream media is doing its best to kill it. Facebook and Twitter have both blocked it though Twitter has since relented, and much of the rest of the liberal media is regarding it as a hoax.

Facebook has in fact become something of a leader in reversing its self-promotion as a site for free exchange of ideas. It has removed large numbers of users and alleged suspect sites and has blocked any “denial or distortion” of the so-called holocaust in response to what it regards as a surge in anti-Semitism. It has hired a former Israeli government official to lead the censorship effort on the site.

As Facebook and Twitter are private companies, they can legally do whatever they want to set the rules for the use of their sites, but when the two most powerful social media companies choose to censor a major newspaper’s story about a presidential candidate’s possibly corrupt son less than three weeks before the election it suggests a more sinister agenda. They are quite likely banking on a Democratic victory and will expect to be rewarded afterwards.

Indeed, it should be assumed that Facebook and the other social media giants are reconfiguring themselves for the post-electoral environment in expectation that they will be more than ever politically and economically indispensable to aspiring politicians. This willingness to engage with politically powerful forces has led to increased involvement in the various mostly left-wing movements that have shaken the United States over the past five months. Television and radio stations as well as corporations and local businesses have rushed to endorse and even fund black lives matter without considering the damage that the group has been doing to property and persons that have had the misfortune to cross its path, not to mention some of the group’s long-term more radical objectives. Individuals identified as blm leaders have demanded mandatory training to reprogram whites as well as punitive reparations, to include “white people” turning over their homes to blacks.

Some of the developments are quite dangerous, most notably the compiling of lists of organizations and individuals that are considered to be “enemies” of the new social justice order that intends to take over the United States. One has noted the desire for revenge permeating many of the comments on sites like Facebook (which claims to delete “threats” from its commentary), to include some material in recent weeks that has called for the “elimination” of Americans who do not go along with the new normal.

One of the most invidious steps taken by any of the corporate social media is a recent decision by Yelp to allow Antifa to compile the raw material on so-called “fascist businesses” that will be included on a list of “Businesses Accused of Racist Behavior Alerts.” The list itself was set up to appease demands coming from the blm movement.

Yelp is a review site that provides grades and commentary on a broad range of goods and services, to include many businesses that cater to the public. The potential for abuse is enormous as Yelp is an information site that has no capability to investigate whether complaints of “racism” are true or not and Antifa, which is recognized as being at least in part behind the devastating Portland riots, is far from an objective observer. In fact, this is what Antifa has tweeted about its new role, which will allow group members to submit names of “non-friendly” businesses, defined as “also known as (AKA) any company that’s hanging blue lives garbage in their store or anything else that’s anti the BLM movement.”

The Antifa intention is clearly to put unfriendly shops and restaurants out of business, so it will not exactly be interested in engaging in constructive criticism or changing behavior through negotiation. Using the intimidation provided by the “Alerts” list and direct threats of violence from Antifa and blm, businesses will be coerced into supporting radical groups lest they be targeted. It is somewhat reminiscent of the old Mafia protection rackets, and who can doubt that demands for money will follow on to the verbal threats?

The rise of the internet oligarchs might indeed do more serious damage to the freedoms that still survive in the United States than will victory by either Biden or Trump. What Americans are allowed to think and how they perceive themselves and the world have taken a serious hit over the past twenty years and it can only get worse.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is https://councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is [email protected].

 
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  1. What is the path forward in the opinion of you guys? Secession? Retreating to the countryside? Expatriation? Some combination thereof? My grandmother used to say she feels so sorry for future generations (she lived through the Great Depression as a kid and World War 2 as a young military wife) and she got to experience white/Heritage American culture at its apex, it seems. I used to think she was hyperbolic, but living today am starting to think that the old lady’s prescience was uncanny.

  2. R.C. says:

    As folks hopefully go to the net for their news, this is an ‘affirmative defense’ tactic by the MSM/Back Flow Media (BFM) 😉 – to prevent those newest truth seekers from finding what they seek.
    We all should helpfully advise anyone on the mere mechanics of getting around online (I.e., skip the lesson on how CLUELESS so many are on the facts*) so that they can hopefully more easily find the truth – otherwise, they’ll be diverted by the above tactics.
    At least that’s my idea.
    R.C.
    *Lord, it’s damn hard to simply not bitch-slap some folks! ARGH! ;-D
    RC

  3. Wyatt says:

    One of the most invidious steps taken by any of the corporate social media is a recent decision by Yelp to allow Antifa to compile the raw material on so-called “fascist businesses” that will be included on a list of “Businesses Accused of Racist Behavior Alerts.” The list itself was set up to appease demands coming from the blm movement.

    From Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Stoppelman
    Jeremy Stoppelman
    Yelp CEO

    Stoppelman is Jewish. He attended Langley High School and a Reform temple as a child and had a Bar Mitzvah.

  4. I find it mighty strange that the United States can do false flags and then bomb whole nations into ruins, and FDR could sign and executive order making it illegal to own gold, yet Trump has no power to reign in Jack Dorsey or Mark Zuckerburg.

    Seems to me that this government which has no problem allowing high tech corporations to run ruffshod over our first amendment rights is very ok with censorship as they are in on it together. How is it even possible the United States would allow the ADL to embed in every company to censor our absolute right to free exchange of ideas?

    The only reason is that our politicians are complete scumbags. The corruption of the Biden family is just the tip of the moral decay in Washington D.C. Soon it will be a Federal crime to question the covid or global warming narratives. Amerika has gone to hell and is ruled by child raping (and eating) demon spawn.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  5. Sean says:

    Facebook and Twitter are articulating the consensus in corporate America. They fear Trump’s populism because they know eventually it will come for their wealth, whether through taxes on vast profits currently being left alone or through debt cancellation Diverting radicalism into domestic racial revolution and patriotism into small foreign wars is the only way to go for hypercapitalism.

  6. Rahan says:

    I had missed this Yelp thing the first time around.
    Yegads…

  7. vot tak says:

    This covert censorship of material zionazi-gays and their rightwing assets and allies don’t want people seeing is nothing new. It’s just more blatantly in your face. Back in 2003 google and yahoo were censoring searches on articles critical of the zionazi-gay war against the Iraqi people. I’d read an article and go to search for it a day or two later and not be able to find it using the these 2 search sites. After about a week, when the news cycle had moved on a bit, I could then see the article show up in their searches. They have been censoring left/genuine opposition sources and promoting the zpc/nwo psywar machine for 20 years.

    Do you really think zionazia/nazia gives a damn whether it’s the trump quisling or the biden quisling they are using as a figurehead as their colonial governorship of america? This is psywar theater.

    It was twitter giving trump a platform that got him elected in 2016, it is pretending to deplatform him now, and make believe they are defending biden now that is their way making sure trump will be [s]elected israel’s colonial governor in Nov (by cteating a controversy the “trump side” can whip up their marks about. It is psywar. Half the corporate media, and this includes the corporate internet, like facebook and twitter, pretend to promote one wing of the theatrical bs, the other half promote the other wing.

    Meanwhile they all censor the real opposition to zpc/nwo power. Which censorship is 24/7, not just drama bitchery over some some unimportant thing, which all their quislings do, and which wont change a thing about who has power and who does not in their oligarch system.

    If the buggers (literal) were serious, they would be exposing/criticising the zpc/nwo attack on The Ukrainian people which resulted in this sort of oligarch underling corruption. But neither side of this trump vs biden psywar show mentions that. Both trump, by action and bs rhetoric, and biden, by past action and bs rhetoric and current bs rhetoric and threatened action, support the perversion of The Ukrainian people.

    They work for the same masters and offer no choice to those who want to see those zpc/nwo oliarches deposed and made accountable for ther war crimes/crimes, along with their minion. All of them, every one of them.

    • Replies: @Poco
    , @Daniel Rich
  8. Dems are just high ticking settlements wit their polls, trying to placate their psychology by not being marked down so much. It’s close really, Trafalgar Group is saying Trump is edging it, and they were right last year.

    I hope it rains, no Trump supporter will miss this vote for weather, Dems will.

  9. @Evelyn Waugh

    Insurrection. Partition. Civil War. All are not out of the question. Something that would have been laughed at 20 years ago.
    The military top brass, political appointees, are largely hostile to Trump. The field officers, I don’t think so. If the election is contested and the generals order Trump’s removal, will their orders be obeyed ?If they are not obeyed, will there be a counter coup in support of Trump ?
    Abroad, lots of military coups are initiated by colonels and majors, not the political appointees in nominal charge. Will the American Colonels thwart the Democrats’ planned military coup ? Will they be forced to implement their own counter coup in support of Trump, if only to preserve themselves ?
    I think we’re going to find out soon.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  10. @Sean

    Of more immediate import to the corporatists are;

    ( 1 ) Trump’s trade war with China. Offshoring production to China and elsewhere has massively increased the wealth of these corporatists. Trump’s policies threaten this.
    (2) Closing the border to mass immigration. The corporatists have used mass 3rd World immigration to depress wages and increase their profits. Trump’s efforts, limited in practice, are obviously a serious threat.

    The term is corporatism, not hypercapitalism. When oligopolies control large sections of the economy, as they do in America, it is not any form of capitalism. Capitalism depends on a free market to exist, and no way is modern America a free market. Hypercapitalism is logically a more intense form of capitalism with more and more companies, each with a low market share. Such a situation describes Britain in the early Victorian period, for example.
    Adam Smith believed that the State must intervene, if necessary, to ensure that the market remains free, otherwise there would be no benefits to society as a whole. However, in America and elsewhere the state has abdicated this responsibility. Obviously, proper competition laws must be reinstated, oligopolies broken up and the owners’ assets confiscated. This is what the corporatists fear.

    • Replies: @Sean
    , @Polemos
    , @Curmudgeon
  11. onebornfree says: • Website

    “As Facebook and Twitter are private companies,” .

    Supposedly “ex- CIA ” Mr Giraldi is somehow not aware that Facebook was initially set up/seed-funded by a CIA run/owned Inc.? I’m not sure about Twitter, but it would not surprise me if it was no different.

    Besides which, even if , for the sake of argument, we assume that Facebook, Twitter et al are in fact completely privately owned, does anyone with half a brain seriously believe that with such a massive, completely unconstitutional government with 100’s [1000’s?] of similarly unconstitutional, covert “intel” agencies with their own self-serving, self-aggrandizing agendas as we currently now “enjoy”, that any large news reporting private company would not be totally compromised from the git go via covert agency agents now within them on staff, or merely via the ever faithful “do this, or else” type blunt threats?

    Talk about naive 😂.

    “Regards” onebornfree

  12. In the forum of Der Spiegel online you can say a lot of things. Actually this changes with the day. On some days you are allowed to say more, on other days even harmless comments wont appear, or will be deleted after they appeared.

    There is one thing that they will not tolerate: that you mention other information sources. Some weeks ago I agreed with what the article said and I mentioned an article by George Monbiot in The Guardian in my comment. Someone wrote an answer thanking me for the hint and said he was going to look for the article. After some time he came back and was astonished with the article and said that he feared there was no journalism of this quality in Germany. Well, all those posts were deleted shortly afterwards. It’s enough that you mention a source for something that you said (the title of an article and the name of the author) that your post doesn’t appear, even a mention of some harmelss half mainstream source. Do they accept some sources? Yes, if it’s something like “Focus” (conservative magazine for people who don’t read much and want ready made official irrelevant news).

    But there is something in comments and maybe in Philip’s article that I don’t agree with: undifferentiated attacks on Liberalism, as if there was a big difference between Liberalism of the Democrats and the Republicans. What do you win if you prevail over BLM? Do you think you are going to be able to curtail women rights one day? Even if you have a puritanical or authoritarian society, you are going to have the same politics. Liberalism is not the problem.

  13. ANONymous[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Evelyn Waugh

    The whole thing can be solved in a very cheap way.
    Some one has to whisper in the eras to these “execs” of these monkey business
    “Behave or else”.

    If “else” there is a $0.79 in between their eyes.

  14. If Vadym (any relation to Vadim of sluty Jane Fonda… they are all cut from the same cloth) Pozharskyi story is true then it’s being kept under wraps for a reason: if Biden should somehow win the election by hook or crook, the story will resurface again in the main stream media to undo his presidency and to install Mammy Harris (the wannabe Jewess) in the White House… the useful idiot would be better off conceding the election to Trump now to avoid humiliation, a la Richard Nixon.

  15. polistra says:

    Become weaponized? The net was created for NSA. The net was an info weapon from the exact start. This wasn’t a secret. Many people, both inside and outside, have always known it. Giraldi is a deep insider. He certainly knew it from the start, which means he’s faking now.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
  16. Z-man says:
    @Wyatt

    What else is new? (Big grin)

  17. Realist says:

    As Facebook and Twitter are private companies, they can legally do whatever they want to set the rules for the use of their sites, but when the two most powerful social media companies choose to censor a major newspaper’s story about a presidential candidate’s possibly corrupt son less than three weeks before the election it suggests a more sinister agenda.

    Ya think??? For christ sake Giraldi this is the Deep States way of getting around the First Amendment.

    Your naivete is palpable. The Deep State is making a run for the final win. As I said many months ago…by the end of this year this country will be completely transformed.

  18. bomag says:
    @Evelyn Waugh

    What is the path forward in the opinion of you guys? Secession? Retreating to the countryside? Expatriation? Some combination thereof?

    The world is crowded; not much to move to anymore that doesn’t have the same pathologies.
    Most practical course is what I’ve heard termed patchwork: set up an enclave within the current system. Examples would be such as the Plain people; Ultra Orthodox Jews; wealthy White suburbs; Mexicans in central California with their ethnic communities that skirt the usual overweening gov’t intrusion while keeping invaders at bay; etc.

  19. Z-man says:

    The current electoral campaign differs from that of 2016 in that the media, both conventional and online, has realized its power and has been openly playing a major role in what might well prove to be a victory across the board for the Democratic Party. At least that is the expectation, bolstered by a flood of possibly suspect opinion polls that appear to make the triumph of Joe Biden and company inevitable while at the same time denigrating President Donald Trump and covering up for Democratic Party missteps.

    Bears repeating.

    As Facebook and Twitter are private companies, they can legally do whatever they want…

    Ominous. As I’ve been given time outs on F Book and The Hill several times and the big search engines on the internet, Google, Microsoft etc. are infested with left wingers that skew the ‘news’ as they like. It’s only going to get worse. Then you have the ‘Yelp’ story from above and… Revolution is coming.

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  20. mike99588 says:

    It’s the corrupt, BLM, antifa supporter district attorneys that actively suppress self-defense of person and property across the US that seem to be a major keystone. Soros has actively channeled money into a project implanting his kind of DAs, and I suspect he is not alone.

    They have to go. Preferably peacefully, but a few full dress felony arrests would be nice. Perhaps various federal statutes if the states can’t address it in a 2nd Trump administration.

    • Agree: TKK
    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  21. Jimmy1969 says:

    An excellent article overall and a serious warning to Americans.

  22. Jimmy1969 says:
    @Evelyn Waugh

    I thought you died decades ago.

  23. This is how these big corporations spend the tax cuts they got from Trump and the GOP.

  24. The similarities with 2016 are quite astonishing. Back then the media were trashing Mr. Trump 24/7, sometimes up to five or ten articles a day but giving Miss Hillary a pass on some very serious criminality. The polls were giving her a 90% chance of winning the election but the media would not show the abysmally small size of the crowds at her rallies or even mention the obvious body doubles.

    This year Trump is clearly pulling in huge crowds but the only time his rallies merited mention in the media was for suggestions he was risking public health or when his opposition snagged a lot of the tickets and kept his supporters away. Meanwhile Mr. Biden has rallies that are strictly pro forma, with almost no one showing up, and the media will not mention his use of teleprompters or earpieces. His corruption in regards to China and Ukraine is spun in the media as Russian disinformation while Trump still gets trashed for rude tweets and comments, or for nothing at all. The polls are again supposedly giving Biden an overwhelming chance of winning and the media mostly act like there couldn’t possibly be that much bias.

    Meanwhile the FBI are still thumbing the scales in the Dem’s favor. They arrest a bunch of guys in Michigan who go to BLM protests, trash Trump, and display Antifa or anarchist flags but spin them as white supremacists. Then last week they indict supposedly Russian/GRU hackers on the same dubious sorts of grounds they used a couple of years ago in a case that ended with a thud. Trump is obviously still fighting what has been a four-year long coup that is threatening to evolve into a “color revolution” if he wins the election.

    Being a Canadian, I don’t get to vote. I never held a candle for Trump — never watched any of his reality TV. But I did sense he was going to win back then and my spidey senses tell me the same this year.

    • Thanks: anarchyst
  25. Sean says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Hypercapitalism is leveraging to an unprecedented degree. Corporatism is Galbraithian technostructure.

    (1) While that’s true, the danger of Trump lies not in his economic policies as such so far as much as it is the populist forces he sets in motion wresting control of the US from the established elites. The elites don’t want to encourage anything that leads to working people organising to represent their interests seen as opposed to the elite.
    (2) similar to(1). The elite can make money in a national capitalist economy very easily, but they don’t want to increase the power of the working class while it is still ethnically homogenous enough to be a politically formidable force, were it to coalesce around someone like Trump.

    Adam Smith believed that the State must intervene, if necessary, to ensure that the market remains free, otherwise there would be no benefits to society as a whole. However, in America and elsewhere the state has abdicated this responsibility. Obviously, proper competition laws must be reinstated, oligopolies broken up and the owners’ assets confiscated. This is what the corporatists fear

    Such appropriations are so far off that taking about them now is meaningless. But getting the the Davos crowd to pay some tax would be a start. Wall Street has benefited from cheap money, it is only fair they be asked to contribute now. Biden became senator from Delaware in 1972; he is big business’s man his state being corporate home to more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies). Corporations’ alarm at Trump fostering an implicitly ethnic populist outlook with implication for their profits is perfectly understandable. The media and social media are just the most visible part of a huge operation to ensure Trump does not get a second term and racial rather than economic radicalism is on the agenda.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  26. @Sean

    Rutger Bregman is controlled opposition. He is after all a millionaire himself from his lucrative book contracts. When you are being promoted by the New York Times, then this must be obvious.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/world/europe/davos-fox-news-bregman-carlson.html

    Of course, he is fanatically in favour of open borders, which is why he was invited to Davos in the first place. He displays complete ignorance of the basic facts of demography. They’re not going to invite anyone who is real opposition.
    Pete Brimelow. James Fulford. Paul Kersey ( to name but three ) Not Ever.

    • Replies: @Sean
  27. @Sean

    Trump represents a threat to the corporatists in a whole variety of ways. Some are immediate, such as tariffs against China and closing the border against 3rd World immigration. Some are medium term and some are longer term. If Trump gets a second term, the chances of some populist successor to Trump reinstating competition laws and breaking up the oligopolies come into play. With it comes the opportunity for punitive taxation or confiscation of assets.
    It is imperative that they stop Trump now, hence the push for corporate sock puppet Biden.

  28. Freedom of speech does not exist. Back before ww2 Father Coughlin, preaching for isolationism, ie not entering the war, hosted the most popular radio talk show. He was called anti Semitic, but I suspect that, similar to Linberg, he merely called out Jewish lobbies as the major forces behind the drive to enter the war, analogous to mearsheimer and Walt in the current context, and father coughlin was not actually an anti Semite, although I admit I don’t know much about the content of his discourse.

    Anyway, the Roosevelt administration wanted to silence him, so they declared that the first amendment did not apply to radio bandwidth because it was a limited resource and that now one would need a permit to broadcast and coughlin did not get a permit! It was widely admitted that this was done to get father coughlin off the air. Wilson and Lincoln both jailed critics of their wars before that.

    The upshot is that freedom of speech has never existed, even in the US. The hallmark of power is the ability to control discourse. We actually enjoy greater freedom of speech than ever before, even in the US, although it doesn’t feel like it!

    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  29. The only people who are affected by this weaponization are the idiots who hang out on social media all day, who listen to the brain dead talking head “experts” repeat the same crap hour after hour, who believe all the shit they read and who are unable to think for themselves.

    The rest of us are amused, then bored and finally indifferent.

    Here is a simple tip to join the ranks of the intelligent: QUIT ALL SOCIAL MEDIA.

  30. anon[435] • Disclaimer says:

    If the United States were a grown-up sovereign country fit to join the civilized world, the public would be clear about the problem. The state is derelict in its duty to protect our rights from predatory monopolists. State policy would conform to Article 19 and General Comment 34.

    https://www.refworld.org/docid/4ed34b562.html

    But the United States is a kleptocracy propped up by the CIA police state, so you can’t do that until you grow a pair and storm the NHB like the Germans stormed the Stasi.

    Meantime, the most interesting thing about this incident is how CIA sheep-dips its social media censors as Democratic party hacks. Anna Makanju from the Atlantic Council – you know, the CIA cutouts who dressed up Tam Tsarnaev as a jihadi for Halloween so he could end up as patsy for CIA’s “Boston Explosions” provocation. CIA also infiltrated Makanju into the White House to link her with Biden so you AFIO boy scouts can yell “Partisan! Partisan!” When it’s the same old shit, CIA installing another presidential figurehead.

    It’s just like Imran Awan of Cars International A (Huh huh huh, Get it?) the most hilariously in-your-face illegal domestic CIA agent ever, the guy who blackmailed congress into line. CIA tarted him up with fake ties to Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistan, Israel, Hitler’s thawed-out embryos, everybody and his brother. And when the poor dumb fuck finally managed to get caught, Wisner’s wurlitzer barfed out all his fake ties at once. Not even one at a time. This is how stupid they think you are. CIA does whatever they want cause they think you’re too stupid to see what’s going on.

    • Thanks: Polemos
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  31. anarchyst says:

    Mr. Giraldi’s statement:

    /“As Facebook and Twitter are private companies, they can legally do whatever they want to set the rules for the use of their sites, but when the two most powerful social media companies choose to censor a major newspaper’s story about a presidential candidate’s possibly corrupt son less than three weeks before the election it suggests a more sinister agenda.”/

    …is correct on its face…

    There is a solution:

    Change section 230 of the Telecommunications Act and declare that if “protection from lawsuits for content disseminated by others” is desired, each entity must not censor any content, either by outright removal or “fact checking” (which is problematic in itself).

    These social media companies should be treated like telephone companies. Imagine your telephone service provider censoring your speech just because ((they)) don’ like what you are saying…

    • Agree: Agent76, mark green
    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Rurik
  32. Poco says:
    @vot tak

    What is a genuine left opposition source? I am interested in reading one but do not know where to start.

  33. Polemos says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Obviously, proper competition laws must be reinstated, oligopolies broken up and the owners’ assets confiscated. This is what the corporatists fear.

    ‘be reinstated . . . be broken up . . . be confiscated’, these are passive voice. Who (re)instates competition laws and then who enforces them? Who breaks up an oligopoly? Who confiscates assets from owners?

    Are there competition laws for/regarding competition laws? Will the various enforcers of competition laws allow for competitions to see which of the enforcers is the best competitive enforcer of laws?

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  34. As Facebook and Twitter are private companies….

    Given their ubiquity in everyday life, particularly in the widespread use as dissemination channels of public interest information at all levels of governments in the US, Twitter, Facebook, et al are at a minimum common carriers. The fact that they rely on §230 for some form of immunity is tacit admission of that. Having engaged in blatant editorial activities, their §230 protections are certainly game for legal attack.

    The more important question is whether or not the FCC needs to step in with must-carry and equal time rules.

    There were valid reasons for controls on ownership of broadcast and news publishing activities in years past, and this may once again become necessary in light of blatant abuses by supposedly private entities.

    The Trump administration should have been all over this in 2017, when the House was still in R control, but nothing is stopping them from acting through the FCC. The exigencies of the upcoming election argue for immediate action now.

  35. @Happy Tapir

    Yes and no. The US government has frequently curtailed freedom of speech in specific ways citing (more or less) immediate (more or less) emergency concerns. In the sense that laws regarding protected groups and vague definitions of ‘terrorist’ and ‘hate’ (and now ‘public health’) are actively being prosecuted and expanded, we are definitely not at our most free.

    Meanwhile, extragovernmental social or corporate freedom of speech has never been constitutionally protected… and this is what the government and various interests are leveraging to effectively limit certain kinds of speech while allowing or promoting others. It was kinda nice when the legacy media and government was full of bumbling behind-the-times folks who had little idea how the Internet could be harnessed; once they caught on, free speech (and privacy) quickly became quaint notions.

    Given that this is all in addition to the unconstitutional limits on free speech that are now legally enforced, one could make a case that we are close to, or already at, our least free ever. Definitely for anyone who dissents from the official bundle of views, and increasingly for the average person at risk of being harassed, fired, or jailed for some comment they left on social media 20 years ago.

    • Replies: @Happy Tapir
  36. They are quite likely banking on a Democratic victory and will expect to be rewarded afterwards.

    Does (((so-so media))) even need to curry favor with commiecrats when pssy recucklicans won’t do a fking thing to stop them?

    • Replies: @TheTrumanShow
  37. @Dr Giggles

    It’d be nice if that was the case, but ‘the average person’ is at least influenced by social media, not to mention the “weaponized” news and opinion that they get on the Internet. No matter how apart you try to live, these ‘average’ people will have an impact on our lives; no man is an island, especially in the Internet age.

    And I have to respectfully point out that commenting on this site qualifies as social media by definition. Going on social media to bash social media is a bit like ranting against drugs with a drink in one hand and a smoke in the other.

  38. The small hats own and run the media/social media. They run the banks and Wall St. They run academia. They run the intelligence agencies. The have bought off 99% of our politicians.

    I give up. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

    I was at the computer repair shop that day…. and I saw Putin bring in the laptops….and I watched him sign Hunter Biden’s name on the receipt.

    Okay nose…..now I expect to get paid.

    • LOL: Peripatetic Itch
  39. @Sollipsist

    That’s sort of what I mean. We are living in an unprecedented interglacial in freedom of discourse since the rise of the internet, but the powers that be are gradually learning to curtail it. Perhaps as internet native young people enter the fray, they are teaching the fogeys strategies for controlling the internet. I bet in several decades sites like this one will no longer exist.

  40. The gas-lighters in Wisconsin that have been torturing me with DEWs on me since June of 2017 that started right after my first cell phone was hacked and vault 7 technology has been being used on me and a gang of thugs all moved into the neighborhood and break in steal, vandalize, spy, stalk, and gas-light, are so mentally incompetent that it is shocking! 
    The DEW users are attempting to get me to believe that Sputnik is using the DEWs on me, and when I listen to Sputnik radio shows via Sputnik Website, the neighborhood hacking gang constantly hacks and stops the show from broadcasting. These people are so retarded! Sputnik radio in DC operates on a frequency used in Milwaukee by another station. 

    Of course the psychopaths that have been doing all of this want to blame Russia! Try blaming Ron Johnson! The likely culprit! On the senate intelligence agency! Wisconsin sucks! Home of McCarthy! It never stopped! It is also why Sensenbrenner authored the Patriot Act and why Tommy Thompson was the first head of the DHS! And why Tommy Thompson was a heavy investor in Veri-Chip rfid implants! Illegal medical surgery was performed on me in this sick Nazi Orwellian state of freaked out psychopaths!

    They will face the same fate as the German Nazis because they are acting like the German Nazis! If you want to seal your fate and be sure to go down in history with the same level of infamy as the German Nazis, a sure fire way to achieve that is by following in their footsteps! 
    Wisconsin is 55% German, as if it isn’t obvious by their Nazi policies! The second leading export from WI to Canada is 
    “medical samples”! They are farming residents!

    The Wisconsin Nazis think that if they do not target Jews, it is not Nazi behavior, what they don’t get is that the fact that many of the Nazis victims were Jews is irrelevant! It is monstrous behavior and the victims religious and ethnic heritage are irrelevant! It is grotesque, macabre behavior ! Josef Mengela was one of the Nazis that was involved in 
    Nazi medical experimentation and blinded many people by trying to turn brown eyes blue with chemical drops, and he sawed off a womans hands and deliberately sewed them back on the wrong arms, and he deliberately infected people with parasites, and he deliberately revived people from a clinical state of death strictly to torture them, and he performed surgery on people without anesthesia.

    Josef Mengela, like the Nazis in Wisconsin did not posess one iota of common sense. These individuals are more mentally incompetent than people with Downs Syndrome, Schizophtenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Alzheimers, and more mentally incompetent than people with all of those things combined! If you were to ask people with a combination of all of those things if it would be a good idea to do any of the things that Josef Mengela did, they would all unequivocally say NO! That would be a terrible idea! But Josef Mengela was a highly respected man in Nazi Germany and considered to be one of their leaders, like the psychopaths in Wisconsin, and like Anthony Fauci.

    Let the Nuremberg 2 Trials commence!

    Andrea Iravani

  41. Sean says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Someone of Bregman’s education and academic attainments was never going to be nationalistic, even if their book had not made them rich. Poor people look for help from family, religious community and country. The affluent unashamedly turn their back on their own. And that is why only poor folk are nationalists. Easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle … I doubt if the ‘real opposition’ are immune to the root of all evil.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    , @m___
  42. I just noticed that if I type in the word “Toobin” into a google search the first hit that comes up is Eduard Tubin – some composer I’ve never heard of. Jeffrey Toobin is number two.

    It’s like they’re not even trying to hide it anymore.

  43. Thim says:

    I will begin looking at Yelp, to find some racist businesses to patronize. We have long needed a resource like this.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • LOL: Katrinka, RodW
    • Replies: @Poco
    , @RodW
  44. Rurik says:
    @Evelyn Waugh

    Secession?

    ‘we’ don’t even have one cable network or even newspaper of any consequence.

    All we have is a discombobulated general sense of disaffection.

    Half of ‘us’ feel that the main problem facing our nation is abortion. The GOP loves immigration. The biggest enemy of conservative, Heritage America is Conservative Inc.

    If Kyle Rittenhouse is convicted and sentenced to life in prison, who is going to take up his cause?

    David Duke?

    And if Duke did so, how many of those conservative type of Christian Americans would say ‘to hell with both of those racists and gun-slinging right wingers’ ?

    so whom is going to make up the united cause of the secession movement, when they can’t even agree that immigration is a problem, or that defending oneself from murderous thugs is a laudable thing to do.

    If you gave Pence and his supporters enough leeway, they’d start bombing Iran tomorrow, on behalf of our worst enemy.

    Halleluiah! they’d howl from America’s evangelical churches in unison.

    Retreating to the countryside? Expatriation? Some combination thereof?

    yep

    South America is the best bet. Or Eastern Europe if they’ll let you in.

    But barring that, get thee thyself to the countryside. The further remote, with the less vibrancy, the better.

    https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/

  45. @Sollipsist

    commenting on this site qualifies as social media by definition

    Seriously. Calling that a respectful observation is a teeny bit disingenuous. Is there even a widely accepted definition? Certainly those media generally called social media differ in some very important ways from UR. For instance here there is no way to share individual comments among a variety of your contacts. There is no way for a comment to go viral. There is no way you can use this site to get laid. There seems no way you can be fired or doxxed for making an inappropriate comment. And you can be called out for being a troll.

    So you’ve just expanded the definition as much as you perhaps thought you could get away with to make your point. Not respectful at all.

    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  46. @Verymuchalive

    Adam Smith believed that the State must intervene, if necessary, to ensure that the market remains free, otherwise there would be no benefits to society as a whole.

    Indeed. That is his “political economy” and why he supported the dismantling of the craft guilds. Curious he wasn’t interested in dismantling the globalist trade guilds.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  47. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    Worth recalling is the FBI internal memo of 5/30/19 leaked by Yahoo news on Aug 1, 2019, to the effect that those skeptical of established views are potential terrorists. Is this a glimpse into the enforcement policies of the forthcoming justice department?

  48. Agent76 says:

    “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” Friedrich Nietzsche

    Oct 20, 2020 Mainstream Media panic as evidence points to laptop belonging to Robert H. Biden

    Documents acquired by Fox News appear to show Hunter Biden’s signature on $85 receipt for repair of laptops left at Delaware store at center of email scandal – while other paperwork reveals FBI’s contact with owner.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  49. Poco says:
    @Thim

    Hah. I brought up the same point when a website was initiated here locally to inform us where the black owned businesses were that I should patronize if I’m mister good citizen. Thanks, now I know what businesses to avoid.

  50. @Curmudgeon

    Because he’s been dead 230 years and globalist trade guilds didn’t exist in his day.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  51. @Polemos

    You are being disingenuous. Laws and confiscation are a domain of the state. I should not have to spell it out.

    As I stated in my reply #27 to sean, this is likely to be a task for a populist successor to Trump as President. Of course, it may be sooner if there is an economic collapse shortly. The political pressure for a Wealth Tax and other measures against oligarchs is likely to be very strong in those circumstances, regardless of who is in power.

  52. @Z-man

    America has changed and no revolution will come. When the time comes, Americans will march into McDonnell’s and demolish some Big Macs along with cokes.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  53. @Yukon Jack

    Neither party wants to ruin the censorship mechanism in the social media companies. They both want to control it while it has the power they crave. If anyone ever digs deep enough, I believe they’ll find the gov’t fingerprints all over the rise of these monstrosities.

    Currently, the Dems have the control. The Repubs are awaiting their turn. You see, this is a game, a theater performance for the rubes that vote.

  54. @Verymuchalive

    You’re missing the big picture.

    The deep state wants what’s going on or it wouldn’t be going on. The election will provide the pretext for martial law at some point to allow the ‘continuity of government’ scam to gain control. It doesn’t matter who gets (s)elected. Their plan accommodates either fool.

    • Replies: @m___
    , @Ralph B. Seymour
  55. This is another case where facts are “partisan”. Hunter Biden is a private citizen, regardless of his father’s career. The MSM was doing a rare service and protecting the interest of the private citizen from the clutches of the Zionist GOP and fake news mongers like Sohrab.

    I’m very glad facebook, twitter, MSNBC, CNN et al stepped in to protect a private citizen.

    Would Tucker Carlson do the same? Of course not!

    Team Blue holds the moral high ground yet again, and awakened whites are trapped into supporting another Zionist shell game like this. Pathetic. Look after your own people, not the King of the Jews and his coterie of tax cutters.

  56. Ragno says:

    It’s like they’re not even trying to hide it anymore.

    Yup. And chuckling at your, mine or anybody’s inability to stop it – or extract a price for this. The gambit is transparent but Bond-villain evil: that truth, like any living thing, requires oxygen to exist – so if uncomfortable truths are denied even a smidgen of light and breathable air, they won’t be disbelieved – they simply won’t exist.

    Over time this won’t alter but obliterate Western civilization. But in the short term, it’s not a game-changer for this election, in which the deadliest peril of an honest outcome isn’t propaganda , however well-disguised, but the mail-in boondoggle and every Communist’s best friend: the vote counters. Particularly if the people counting the votes are anything like the debate committees or the scuttling lifeforms populating the Lincoln Project.

  57. @Wyatt

    ‘…a list of “Businesses Accused of Racist Behavior Alerts.” …’

    Nu? I’ll know where to shop.

  58. @anon

    ‘If the United States were a grown-up sovereign country fit to join the civilized world…,’

    Where’s this other country with freedom of speech? I’m drawing a blank here, guy.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  59. @Colin Wright

    The People’s Republic of China.

    I can go on Baidu and search for facts about the Hunter Biden emails, censorship-free. Not that I would of course, as it is harassing a private citizen. My students are eagerly following it, though.

    Your media is blocking it!

  60. m___ says:
    @RoatanBill

    You are addressing the layer that seems incomprehensible to most, once more won’t matter, the “Betweer a rock and a hard place” dilemma.

  61. @Sean

    Someone of Bregman’s education and academic attainments was never going to be nationalistic

    Academic attainments ? He has never been an academic. He has an MA in History, that's all. I'm more highly qualified than this hack. That is what he is – a journalist. His ideas revolve around 3 ideas : Universal Basic Income, 15 Hour Working Week and Open Borders. Despite his "education and academic attainments ", he seems completely unaware of the logical contradictions inherent in these.

    Universal Basic Income and a 15 Hour Week are dependent on a high rate of taxation. This may result in companies going out of business, and wealthy and other individuals moving abroad, resulting in recession and a low Basic Income. Many will be working a Zero Hour Week, not a 15 Hour Week. Future prospects will be blighted unless there is a change of policy.
    On top of that, Open Borders results in massive immigration of low quality 3rd Worlders. As George Borjas has ably demonstrated , the costs of welfare for these immigrants far outweigh any economic benefits. Economic and Social collapse would quickly follow, and with it the end of Universal Basic Income.

    He has no understanding of the basic facts of demography, or the "Most important Graph in The World", as Steve Sailer calls it. Here's one of his rose-tinted statements:
    Humanity is improving, conditions of life, work and health too. And it’s time to open the windows of our minds to see it.”[16]

    He is the Greta Thunberg of Economics. Not that their views are similar. They are unqualified/ poorly qualified commentators who are being promoted by the Globalist Blog ( as Mr Allensworth puts it ) for its own purposes.

    • Replies: @Sean
  62. Ricko says:

    It’s easy to see how The Elite can recruit willing accomplices in the Tech world. Most of the people that excel in digital technology (coding, algorithms, etc) are somewhere on the sociopathic spectrum. They have no or very little ability to feel empathy. Look at Zuckerberg, it’s as if he was designed to play a robot in a science fiction movie. These types of people have a very narrow self-centred sense of destiny.

    They’d have also experienced bias from ordinary members of the public. This bias is rooted in our evolution. People that don’t fit with the norm usually go on to show themselves to be untrustworthy. Ancient tribes at constant risk of attack would have been very cautious of tribal members that displayed signs of sociopathy. The sociopath has no sense of loyalty to anyone but himself and thus can be easily manipulated into revealing a tribe’s secret routes, hiding places or defences.

    Today’s societies have been handed down this mistrust of weirdly wired individuals in their midst. And, even if we try not to display it, the geek can still sense aggression from mainstream society. Which, I suspect, leads them to seek revenge.

    An inability to feel empathy and a desire to punish those they perceive to have insulted them is a deadly combination. Zuckerberg at Uni would have found it very hard to get the White ladies he lusted after. His mechanical way of thinking and acting would have turned off regular ladies. He’d have been successful with some, though, who dated him out of a sense of pity or curiosity, virtue signaling, as it were: “Look at me, I’m progressive enough to date the village weirdo. I’m willing to give him a chance.”

    Zuckerberg, with his tunelesque high intelligence, would have soon realised what was happening. Thus, his gravitation to a partner from an ethnic group where male dominance is par for the course.

    But don’t think Zuckerberg, with his ingrained, arrogance, has not got it in for those he perceives to have treated him as less than normal in his dating days.

    Then we have The Elites recruitment of lesser mortals. A recent essay by Mr Joyce about Antifa in Ireland highlighted the sheer unintelligence of today’s so-called graduates.

    One “highly educated” person who was exposed as little more than a thug in Ireland is Dr. Lucy Michael. Her website says she’s: “… an expert on integration, diversity and equality in Ireland and the UK.” And then goes on to tell us she holds a “… PhD and MA in Criminology from Keele University and Bachelor of Civil Laws from University College Dublin.”

    But yet this shameless and “highly educated” criminologist says she would be open to agreeing to injury and harm being inflicted on those who hold beliefs because they don’t tally with her own.

    Does she remind you of that sulky spoilt child you knew in your youth that upended the checkers or chess board every time s/he got beaten?

    Where ordinary folk think ahead in weeks and months, The Elite think in decades and centuries. Lucy would have probably been groomed by them from her first days in Uni. The not-so-bright ones make the best recruits. Those of low IQ are easier to manipulate, control or blackmail if need be. And, like Lucy, they are more disposed to thuggary.

    The Elite today have such influence they are able to nurse people like Lucy through Uni and then have their grades inflated in order that they gain PhDs in made-up and idiotic disciplines such as integration/diversity.

    What’s dangerous about unintellectual grade-inflated PhD holders is that in a lot of cases they view themselves as having won their qualifications legitimately. In other cases they’ll subconsciously be aware of the grade-inflation and arrogantly push their “expertise” forward in an attempt to prove to themselves that if push had come to shove they’d have been able to gain their qualifications using their intellects. Whether the former or latter, The Elite gain by having them ruthlessly promote their agenda (as in above case, Lucy’s willingness to condone violence to promote an ideology).

    As has been made clear this year in cities across the United States, Antifa’s controllers view violence, rioting and mayhem as a legitimate route to power.

    Western education is today totally controlled by The Elite. Check out Antifa in the US or Germany. In these two countries the vast majority of Antifa is made-up of middle-class White youths from wealthy families. In decades past these youths would not have qualified for university. After secondary school they’d have gravitated towards bottom-shelf clerical work or apprenticeships. Today, though, they are head-hunted and eagerly sought by universities. Where make believe and generally worthless disciplines along sociological lines have been created for them.

    They then become part of The Elites bottom-up destruction of Western cultural systems. For instance, you get enough of them shouting loud enough about gender identities and then this can be presented to a government as the “electoral’s will”. Then, as today in the Western World, you have 6-year-olds being coerced into questioning their gender and being given drugs as a means to alter it.

    Can anyone tell me that a person like “Dr” Lucy Michael, who says she might condone pushing the sexualising of 6-year-olds via violence, is really intelligent in the normal sense?

    Any country that wants to safeguard its future first needs to take back their Universities. If this isn’t done Western society will crash and burn.

    • Replies: @m___
    , @Peripatetic Itch
    , @xcd
  63. Dr. Charles Fhandrich [AKA "Dr.C. Fhandrich"] says:

    People who continue to support the radical left, know all of this. Enough said??

  64. @54 RotanBill

    It doesn’t matter who gets (s)elected. Their plan accommodates either fool.

    You got that right. “It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.” – George Carlin

  65. @Supply and Demand

    He is a founding partner of Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment and advisory firm.

    Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a major Ukrainian natural gas producer, from 2014 to 2019.

    Any Director of a major company or partner in a business is not a private citizen. Your argument is completely bogus.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  66. Please, Phil…you know damned well BOTH parties are part of the Deep State…you were with the CIA after all….all this anti-Trump crapola is just more dog and pony nonsense, doncha know!

  67. @Verymuchalive

    This is most likely news to 30.2 million American business owners who were private citizens up until this very moment.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  68. m___ says:
    @Sean

    ” A los pobres (the commoners, the surplus population), las tres puertas siempre abiertas son las de la Iglesia, la carcel, y el Cielo.” A saying current and easy to pick up even today in the Mexicans, and lower parallels. ” Three options are always available to the poor/commonality, the Church(es), prison, and the Heavens (the Epstein choice?).

  69. anon[773] • Disclaimer says:

    Today’s antitrust lawsuit against Google is a start. If Trump gets reelected, he needs to fully fund the antitrust unit of DOJ and let them go to work on Big Tech. All need to be broken up. Antitrust was always about preventing concentration of power, until effing Yale Law Prof Robert Bork and the UChicago (((gang of economists))) led by Milton Friedman came along and turned it into a “was consumer harmed?” discussion. We need to return the focus of antitrust to where it belongs: preventing concentration of power.

    When AT&T was broken up, it spawned the telecom boom and the internet. The antitrust suit on IBM forced them to split up the software and hardware business leading to the creation of Microsoft and the software boom. A splitting up of the new tech giants will spawn similar innovations. Right now they are preventing innovation by gobbling up their competitors through acquisitions that never should’ve been approved.

    Some possible ways to split them up:

    – Google: split into 3 independent companies: 1) Traditional Search, 2) Android, 3)YouTube. YouTube may need to be further split up based on type of content.

    – Facebook: split into 3 companies: 1) Facebook website, 2) Instagram, 3) Whatsapp

    – Microsoft: slit into 5 companies – 1) Cloud Computing, 2) OS, 3) Apps incl. Office, 4) Video games, 5) Services

    – Amazon: split into 3 companies: 1) Cloud Computing, 2) Online Commerce, 3) Amazon Prime Video. Online commerce could be further split into 4 regional companies with designated states (based on customer address), then allowed to compete across state lines after 2 years. No re-merger allowed.

    – Apple: split into 3 companies: 1) Apple computer incl. mobile, 2) App Store, 3) Apple services including AppleTV and AppleMusic/iTunes.

    – Comcast: spin off NBC as an independent company once more. This merger never should’ve been allowed. The FCC official who approved the deal is now a VP at Comcast, that is how rotten our governing agencies have become.

    Once split up, these companies are not allowed to re-merge. All future acquisitions should be denied.

    Split up these monopolies and let a thousand flowers bloom. Return freedom to the people.

    • Agree: Morton's toes, xcd
  70. Your media is blocking it!

    That simply isn’t true.
    Twitter and Facebook may not be mentioning, but you can type Hunter Biden on numerous search engines ( Google, Bing et al ), click News and you get lots of articles on L’affaire Hunter from numerous newspapers. Here’s one I got 5 minutes ago from the NY Post, America’s Newspaper of Record.
    https://nypost.com/2020/10/20/photo-biden-meets-hunters-alleged-partner-from-kazakhstan/

    Steve Sailer mentioned that 20 years ago if you wanted to access web material you went directly to the website. This is what the sensible should still do. Now lots of people use social media as intermediaries. Reliance on them is bad. Firstly, it has made objectionable people extremely rich. Secondly, it makes for an ignorant and lazy populace, since people can’t be bothered to find out for themselves.
    You seem unaware that all Anglo search engines permit easy access to the Biden Affair, so I must assume you are one of those ignorant and lazy people who rely on social media for your news.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  71. m___ says:
    @Ricko

    Worthy analysis. Andrew Joyce has some caveats worth criticizing on the contrary though.

    • Thanks: Ricko
  72. m___ says:
    @Sollipsist

    ‘the average person’ is at least influenced by social media, not to mention the “weaponized” news and opinion that they get on the Internet…

    ” You are what you eat and you burp what you read.”

    • LOL: Sollipsist
  73. @Supply and Demand

    He was a Director of a major Ukrainian Company and the allegations are that he used his connections to his father, the VP, to corruptly benefit said company. Ultimately, there will be a criminal investigation.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  74. Z-man says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    Funny but this time it’s different Rev. Smarty pants. Change will come, but with revolt.

  75. geokat62 says:

    Just finished watching this short video by Angelo John Gage, The Polstrat Project: The Plan to Save Westernkind:

    While most of us have been able to clearly articulate the problems facing the Western world, few have been able to put forward a viable solution.

    Well, in this video, AJG indicates receiving an email from a man who calls himself OREL who has put together a comprehensive plan and created a number of videos explaining its fundamental elements.

    Here’s his introductory video, Madness in the Western World and an Introduction to a Realistic Solution – Summary:

    Description:

    This video series is dedicated to anyone, who wants to learn about a solution for the problem of our collapsing western civilization and the substitution of our people in our countries.

    I am expecting that if this plan is approved- aware people will unite in action over the realization of this operation. This is the only realistic peaceful solution, there is no alternative.

    Whatever you’re planning for your local area, for your community, or even your country, it will not save the future of the west or your state, your nation, if you plan to leave the rest of the world behind.

    Those who control our system today understand this, they designed it that way, they control our countries internationally, and even through liberating one to be up against many is a lose-lose situation which will not change the final outcome, nor allow your country to remain independent and survive.

    The only way to save and secure our future is international cooperation and organization which our plan offers, to save our future.
    We will not leave aware people from other nations behind, we must work together, it’s the only way to move forward in this struggle for our future.

    Look forward to peoples’ feedback on whether they think this plan has any legs… and if not, why not.

  76. The only way forward for traditional patriotic white Americans if the Leftist/Jew Deep State prevails Nov 3rd is to organize into cells and begin assassinations, ambushes and attacks on their officials and intel forces, much like the what the IRA did. The Leftist media and academia should also be included.

    Blood for blood. Dirty for dirty.

    They should be targeted on the street, in their homes and their workplace. Their families and relatives are fair game as well.

    The Jew/Left only understands force and must be made fearful again. Many “Christians”, who would be slaves, have a problem with this. They deserve their fate, I’m afraid.

    • Replies: @Da's Reich
    , @anarchyst
  77. Rurik says:
    @Supply and Demand

    This is another case where facts are “partisan”. Hunter Biden is a private citizen, regardless of his father’s career. The MSM was doing a rare service and protecting the interest of the private citizen

    Biden used his son as a proxy for his corruption.

    our nation was dragged though an idiotic impeachment farce like no other

    they impeached Trump for using his position to ask for an investigation into corruption

    They said there was an implied quid pro quo, and that this was treasonous.

    When they all knew that Biden was on film showing the world *exactly* what corruption and quid pro quos and extortion and the abuse of office really looks like.

    And his son was an integral part of that corruption and abuse of power.

    To pretend that Hunter was just a private citizen going about his business unrelated to politics is a crass insult to our intelligence.

    Trump is a disappointment and very flawed, but compared to the Democrats, he doesn’t just have the moral high ground. He towers above the War Hag and Libya-destroying scumbag Obama, as a paragon of virtue!

    The Democrats like John Brennan called Trump ‘treasonous’ because he spoke privately and amicably with Putin.

    What kind of arrogant shitbag assumes that because he was once the head of the (super corrupt) CIA, that he reigns over American presidents and policy for life?

    And can call presidents ‘treasonous’ for having his own foreign policy and attempting rapprochement with other nation’s leaders?

    It’s like this shitbag considers himself emperor for life, and America always has to be at war or menacing someone somewhere for something or nothing, because that’s what John Brennan demands.

    A lot of Chinese are angry with Trump, and it shows.

    I don’t know if there’s any valid reason for any of that or not. I’m not an expert on China, but it does seem like her neighbors are not too happy about some sabre rattling over there these days.

    But if China is respectful to her neighbors, like Japan and Taiwan and Hong Kong, (for instance) then the ZUS has nothing whatsoever to say about human rights, (the ZUS being the world’s foremost violator).

    As far as trade, we should be tough. But it was the Obama regime that gave millions to the Wuhan bio-lab, so I don’t put anything past any of them.

    And a word about optics, it doesn’t really look good to have Chinese nationals trying to influence our elections.

    If they think one candidate would be better for China than the other, then making that case honestly and out in the open is fair, I would think.

    But using (as a foreign national) hysterical hyperbole and idiotic absurdities, because you don’t like one of the American candidates, doesn’t smell very good.

  78. @Verymuchalive

    And it will be quashed as soon as his father becomes President in the 2020 color revolution. That’s why I’m voting one last time with my Wisconsin absentee ballot before rescinding my citizenship. The ability to have free enterprise is reliant on supporting team Joe! It’s what our founders intended.

    • Troll: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  79. @Rurik

    Very well put, though I always thought you had a Russian background.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Derer
  80. anon[419] • Disclaimer says:

    Good question, 58, Colin Wright! Many countries surpass the US in press freedoms – 44 of them, by Reporters Without Borders’ count. As one example, you can find all the censored US news about Jewish supremacism in Israeli media no problem. They’re way less censored than you goyim livestock are.

    In fact, not just w.r.t. Article 19 but in general, the US is in the human rights toilet. If US News ranked countries like colleges, the US would be Grambling. If countries had a class rank like students, the US would be D-day from Delta house. The US is a human rights shithole.

    Go ahead, compare any two countries point-by-point by human rights chapter and verse.

    https://ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/UniversalHumanRightsInstruments.aspx

  81. @Peripatetic Itch

    Fair enough on the objection. But the comment to which I replied went from criticizing social media without any specific definition to lumping it in with the Internet as a whole.

    As far as respect goes, I think my response shows more of it than yours, for instance. So maybe don’t be a scold about it.

  82. @Rurik

    A lot of Chinese are angry with Trump, and it shows.

    I don’t know if there’s any valid reason for any of that or not. I’m not an expert on China, but it does seem like her neighbors are not too happy about some sabre rattling over there these days.

    Trump began the process of forcing the Chinese to “play fair” economically with regards to the US.

    For as long as I can remember the US gave China “most favored nation trade status”.

    It’s great to have slave labor…lol

    Capitalism and Communism are both systems designed to centralize and control wealth.

    Of course, Marxist Communism has a “cultural component” as well. Which we’ve been introduced to over the last 60 years.

    China is essentially a Capitalist/Communist hybrid. Perfectly suited for the Elites due to it’s pagan Asian roots.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  83. @Supply and Demand

    Your attempts at wit are leaden.
    I also note that you have made no attempt to refute my substantive point about Anglo Search Engines permitting easy access to the Biden story.
    Supply and Demand, go away, there is no demand for you.

  84. Rurik says:
    @Verymuchalive

    thought you had a Russian background.

    Thank you,

    Born and bred American.

    But I confess an interest and fondness for Russia and it’s founding stock. I’ve enjoyed Russian fiction and non-fiction alike. There is a deep soul there, with tragedies and follies over the centuries (like most countries and peoples) that harken to the Gods.

    I picked the handle ‘Rurik’, because at the time, they were trying to foment war between Russia and Ukraine, and I wanted to position myself as a figure at the fracture point of both great peoples.

    ‘Rurik’ was an historical figure who’s legacy was part Viking, (some of my ancestry ; ), part Ukrainian and part Russian.

    And I participated here as an anti-war voice, tying to point out that the entire hate-fest was all orchestrated by the usual suspects. They (McCain, Nuland, Clinton, et al) cynically used the fault line between Ukraine and Russia vis-a-vis the lingering war and subsequent occupation hostilities, to perpetrate a coup and empower neo-Nazis in order to provoke a Russian response.

    Typical tribal treachery. Luckily, Putin was far too clever for their antics.

    But I’m an American.

    • Thanks: Verymuchalive
    • Replies: @Derer
  85. Rurik says:
    @GeneralRipper

    US gave China “most favored nation trade status”.

    It’s great to have slave labor…lol

    yep

    Capitalism and Communism are both systems designed to centralize and control wealth.

    Of course, Marxist Communism has a “cultural component” as well.

    Of course I agree, only I’d add that crony capitalism, (as it’s practice in the West), also has a “cultural component”, like it’s sister, communism. Communism being funded and foisted of course, by crony capitalists.

    Two sides of the ‘cultural” coin.

    Capitalism and Communism are both systems designed to centralize and control wealth.

    yep

    as a means of controlling everything else, of course.

    it’s pagan Asian roots.

    well, we all have pagan roots, if you go back far enough.

    But it sounds like you know more about it than I do.

    I agree with the tariffs and some other sensible reforms, but I’m not sure about the sabre rattling, on both sides.

    If Japan wants us to ‘rein in’ China, out of fear of Chinese hegemony in the region, then I wouldn’t be surprised, but for myself, I’ve had enough of ZUS militancy to last me a thousand lifetimes.

    If there’s a genuine problem between China and the West, then the solution I’d pick is to reestablish all ties with Russia, and let them sort it out. They’re neighbors for Christ’s sake.

    But then perhaps the commie/capitalists wouldn’t be able to use the conflict to further enrich themselves at everybody else’s expense.

  86. Derer says:
    @Rurik

    You owe to “Verymuchdead” no explanation about your background.

  87. @vot tak

    The only thing left [not the political concoction] is HUMINT.

    Knowing people [personally] around the globe that’re capable of telling what goes on/happens around them. Not saying all that news will be unbiased, but at least it’s personal and not cooked up by some faceless je[w]rk/ess sitting behind a computer screen halfway around the globe.

    Also, don’t forget about all the [controlled] ‘opposition’ [web] sites that are nudging the narrative in their preferred direction/s.

    Read. Digest. Read again and follow ‘your’ gut feeling/s [slash] instincts.

    That’s my M.O.

    And, yes, I still do get it wrong occasionally :o]

  88. Derer says:
    @Verymuchalive

    Very well put, though I always thought you had a Russian background.

    Verymuchdead, why the fcuk you negate your compliment with stupidity.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  89. @Dr Giggles

    Isn’t the reader comments section of UNZ Review a form of social media itself?

    • Replies: @Dr Giggles
  90. @Evelyn Waugh

    Of course, if everyone retreats to the countryside, it would no longer be the countryside. For my money Secession is the only real solution. Our vastly over-rated military hasn’t been able to defeat a poorly armed rag tag bunch illiterate Afghan fighters for going on 20 years. Morale must be very low. Unlike in Lincoln’s time, everyone hates Washington. This failing multicultural country is breaking apart right before our eyes. No one knows how long it will take nor how many lives will be lost. But secession is inevitable.

  91. @anarchyst

    Yours is the first comment I found to point out that Giraldi is wrong when he said that, as private companies, “FB and Twitter can legally do whatever they want to set the rules for the use of their sites.”

    They are legally designated as platforms of free speech, which is why they cannot be sued. But, by censoring content, they are acting as publishers, who are sued all the time. They are having it both ways, which violates their charters. If the Sherman Antitrust Act still had any teeth they would have been broken up by now.

  92. @Agent76

    You need a high-level security clearance to get anywhere near the White House, let alone become President of the U.S. How do you even qualify for such clearance when the Russians and Chinese have so much Kompromat on your closest family members? Who does the evaluation and when are they to be completed?

    Let’s hope it is not the House Speaker.

  93. How Jews and whites see one billion new Americans.

    Whites: One billion neighbors and competitors. Oh no.

    Jews: One billion subjects and minions. Oh yes.

  94. @Wyatt

    Here a yid, there a yid, everywhere a yid .. E I E I oy.

  95. a_german [AKA "A_German.."] says:

    Stupid, you can get any Information you like. You can’t get it from mainstream, surprise.

    Methink that this is stucked to old behavior, in an assumption that they telled truth, which never was. Myself quit consumption decades ago, which leads to a very relaxed view of their themes and narratives.

    If you’re not able to get rid of this shit you are not able to learn and to evolve. Consume and pay, or ignore and grow. Up to you.

  96. @Supply and Demand

    Hunter Biden is a private citizen, regardless of his father’s career.

    Hunter Biden was the bagman for his father’s corrupt activities, taking millions in poorly disguised bribes and funneling much of it to his father after paying for the expenses of his brothers and sister — things like their education. In doing this he served the same function as did the Clinton Foundation, which at least had the appearance of being a charity, for Miss Hillary.

    Hunter let himself be filmed sexually abusing very young Chinese children in unspeakably violent ways, making himself subject to Chinese blackmail. He made contact with Chinese intelligence agents after flying to China on Air Force 2 with his father. He lived high on the hog for months after accepting a $100,000 “loan” from a Chinese national. He made substantial payments to a Russian prostitution/sex-trafficking ring for services rendered. He accepted 3.5 millions from a Russian oligarch for services rendered, possibly money-laundering. He managed to wangle a responsible position in the U.S. Navy Reserves despite needing waivers for previous drug abuse to get there. This potentially gave him access to military secrets. All this puts the espionage acts into play.

    Hunter became the American front man for Burisma Holdings, one of the biggest natural gas suppliers in Ukraine. Burisma made several billions in a little scam that involved shipping Russian gas through Ukraine into Europe and then turning it right around, sending it back to Ukraine and selling it for inflated prices. The Ukrainians have a tape of Joe Biden talking to Ukrainian President Poroshenko and telling him to raise the tariffs on European gas. Joe even bragged about how he had Poroshenko fire Chief Prosecutor Victor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma.

    Private citizen? — In a pig’s eye.

    • LOL: Sean
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  97. @Ricko

    Look at Zuckerberg

    Not to dispute your analysis, but it’s much worse than you realize. Zuckerberg brazenly stole the Facebook technology from a real inventor, Michael McKibbon of Leader Technologies, with the help of the U.S. Supreme Court, the patent office and the CIA. Conflicts of interest everywhere.

    Michael McKibben has been creating this amazing technology of scalability when Mark Zuckerberg was in grade school and Jack Dorsey was playing video games. How does DARPA, IBM Eclipse Foundation, the Highlands Forum, and the Executive Office explain their theft of Leader Technologies’ patent

    https://truthbits.blog/2020/03/09/u-s-patent-office-screws-inventors/

    • Agree: Ricko
  98. Sean says:
    @Verymuchalive

    I was following a line of reasoning in the thread so posting that Dutch author talking of how Davos crowd never mention tax. The Davos billionaires’ charitable giving is a tax avoidance strategy just as much as the shell game where they register in Ireland and other avoidance enabling countries. Those with a degree voted against Trump. My argument is the elite fear populism of any kind because they know it will end with the common people coming for their money. Hence BLM, whereby economic radicalism is diverted into racial radicalism, was turned on Trump whose final ad in 2016 was ferociously anti establishment while zeroing in on Wall Street and saying the elite had TRILLIONS at stake

    Trump’s voters lack degrees but they are the cream of the working classes judged by their income, which is well above average. They are more in favour of deregulation for small business than higher rates (apart from a supertax on the Amazons of this world who are blatantly evading their responsibilities even as they pompously pose as global philanthropists). If Trump got another term he would leave his supporters alone and make a raid on the centi billionaires’ fortunes and shake them down, which would be easily justifiable on the basis of the costs incurred from dealing with COVID-19.

    The pauperised sectors of the community are the ones who are most keen on Ocasio-Cortez’s tax plan, which is across the board progressively higher tax rates: the more you earn the greater proportion is taken from you. Not just small business (the Republicans are the party of small business now), but Amazon ECT ECT would be badly hit by that. The sacred cow centi-billionaires’ counter to the threat of being milked and multed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk is to divert her supporters into racial revolution. The visible part of the supercapitalist iceberg, namely the mainstream and social media, may have originally promoted Black Lives Matter as a counter to Bernie Sanders rather than Trump. When Biden the man from Delaware (US’ s Ireland) enters the White House, headline reporting of BLM demos will cease overnight. You can bet the FBI have been carefully surveilling Antifa and BLM in the usual slow methodical Fed way and are compiling an arrest list that will be executed in the next few months.

  99. @RoatanBill

    Dear RoatanBill,

    Listen to this bombshell video in its entirety.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  100. @Derer

    Rurik very graciously gave me a reply, for which I thanked him. It was up to him whether he replied or not, and how much he expanded.
    Likewise, it is up to me whether I reply to your abusive post. I have, but won’t be wasting my time replying to you future.

    • Replies: @Derer
  101. @Sean

    As I said elsewhere, when the collapse inevitably comes, the political pressure to heavily tax these oligarchs will be intense, whoever is in power.
    In fact, Trump may be just the man to implement such a Wealth Tax. Way back in 1999, he was proposing a 14.25% tax on fortunes over $10 million. This would be a one-off tax payable over 10 years. So every year, you would pay 1.425% of your fortune.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-wealth-tax-from-1999-more-severe-elizabeth-warren-2019-10

    It’s hardly ever mentioned now and few people know of it. But the oligarchs do. This is one of the main reasons why they hate him.
    Curiously, Joe Biden admits to a personal fortune of $9 million. Maybe he knows something.

  102. @Peripatetic Itch

    Giuliani said that Biden had made $3.5million from an ex-Mayor of Moscow, $20million from the Ukraine, $500million from Iraq and $1bn from China. That’s for the whole Biden crime family, not just Papa Joe, of course. Giuliani obviously has very hard evidence for these figures because, if they were false, the consequences for Trump would be devastating.
    Reliable commentators have been saying that there is hard evidence that Hunter Biden was supplied with prostitutes who had been trafficked, and that some of them were under age.
    I think most of this will come out in the coming days. The Biden campaign will be blown out of the water.

  103. @GeneralRipper

    Bang on Sir,

    It’s time those who are ‘restricting’ the people, get ‘restricted’.

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
  104. Like most of the people whose businesses are being set ablaze have not been the mirror image of Antifa members. A bunch of militarists who glorify the military and never heard of a foreign intervention they did not like based on pretexts that only deranged people would have still believed long before 11 September 2001 because if they aren’t watching Sandra Smith on Fox Hogs Will in the morning, they are watching Stuart Blarney on Fox Plunderbund.

    The alleged Antifa quote is right about one thing though, that Blue Lives Matter stuff is garbage. IDF FTO lives matter would be more honest, no one is going around half-cocked shooting those training police how to use Anti-Palestinian (and therefore Anti-Semitic Semites killing other Semites) “policing” tactics. How an idea like Antifa has a Twitter account and is taking submissions of fascist businesses is something that needs a logical explanation I just do not see.

    If it wasn’t for the Feral Reserve inflating asset prices, those houses would not be worth anything anyway.

    As for that Sandra Smith, as far as I know, Cross Check is being used to make absurd claims along the lines of Maria Garcia voting 32,092 times in most or all of the 50 states in the Divided States. How many times is Sandra Smith going to vote in the various 50 states following that “logic”???

  105. @follyofwar

    Revoke their charters and seize “their” (actually, probably taxpayer funded through the Pentagram in Arlington County, Virginia) assets through civil asset forfeiture laws. Do something similar to airlines.

    Of course it will be necessary to clean House, Senate too. Then hang (or put in six-padded cells for Delusions of Granduer and whatever else they have) the unAamerican Tory SOBs that are not agreement capable enough to pass laws that legalize fraud such as stock buybacks. Any corrupt dishonourable judge who has nothing but contempt for his/her/whatever else court that claims such extralegal changes were legal do the same.

    Civil asset forfeiture should only be used for piracy and other extreme situations, which is what this rampantly lawless thuggery (by those who only care about the Constitution when they can twist it to suit their purposes and by their own standards should be stripped of their citizenship and Constitutional protections) that buggers the public is.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
  106. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I am not thinking of people who quickly flip through a media site and offer a comment or two. I am thinking of those on the internet 24/7 obsessed with some pet theme, incapable of critical thought and lapping up any “fact” barfed up by the “experts”.

    Social media is aimed at folks like these. They make themselves the prey and the predators are happy to assault them.

    For the rest of us, and I can tell you are one, social media is entertainment. For a few minutes a day we get to observe the vulgar rabble and watch them jitter bug to the tune of the talking heads.

    As such Unz is an amusing distraction for some of us but an addiction for most and they are the ones who fall under the spell of the con men .

  107. @mike99588

    The DA’s don’t issue the verdict; the juries do. Where do juries come from? They come from the list of registered voters, AKA the terminally stupid.

    That’s how the system is rigged to work. Make a ridiculous charge and then get the brain damaged to nod in agreement.

  108. @Sean

    No one in the Divided States earns anything. The few that are “employed” (and not unemployed or at most underemployed) sell overpriced services to each other, or assemble weapons with Chinese and Eastern European components so the Agent Orange Misadministration can “invest” (that is they words of, well see blow) in the Pentagram in Arlington County, Virginia.

    Fox Plunderbund’s Stuart Blarney (and the rest of their talking heads) loves the above and thinks it is such a terrific idea.

    Being functional in such a sick dysfunctional society is hardly being functional and useful.

    The only exceptions I can think of (to selling overpriced services) are the Wall Street Looters and quackiatrists who pathologize victims where the pathologies of the narcissistic psychopaths (and the brainwashed minions with 30 milliseconds of experience repeated I do not know how many trillion or quadrillion times) are projected onto others.

    The assholes who own the bars (and virtually all of their patrons) are brainwashed by the likes of Fox Plunderbund and would have a violent reaction to the content of Unz Review and the like. Ron Unz and Kevin Barret are “Moozlums” (and probably automatically ASS OF U AND ME that they are “Ayrab” too) which only makes it worse.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  109. The american deep state monstrosity is like alien in the Nostromo (the earth).
    . I tought Twitter wasn’t as bad as some other tech Giants. And Trump used it. Still ? After this knife in the back ?
    “Disappointed by the inappropriate censoring policies of Twitter” to use their own robotic and politically – correct way to speak.
    Theoritcaly the customers’ answer seem obvious : “If you keep on enforcing this censorship , I will consider using another platform”. Or best resorting to good old paper, samizdat and just talking with my friends to learn what’s going on and express my views.
    They fear that.

  110. anarchyst says:
    @GeneralRipper

    Obtain and read “Unintended Consequences” by John Ross. In it is a good story, history, technical, law and tactical lessons, and possible “solutions” to “take back” our country.
    This book was written in the 1990s. At the time, sellers of this book were routinely harassed by FBI, DEA, ATF and other “alphabet agency” types because of the content.
    Original hardcopies of this book are available from various sources, but are quite expensive. It is my understanding that a softcopy version is available and is reasonably priced. It is also available for free as a PDF file.
    Aside from the storyline, this book is an excellent reference text and is highly recommended.

    • Thanks: GeneralRipper
  111. @Sollipsist

    See my comment around #107 to Bob Lassiter. The past 2 months comprise 88 thousand minutes. Dr Giggles has spent around 20 minutes in total on all social media for the same period. Do the math !

    To use your example my comment is similar to the man who drinks one beer a year rightfully admonishing the one who consumes a case of high wine a day.

    Social media is like a gutter, the wise acknowledge it;s existence and give it a wide berth. The idiots jump in. No man is an island but the prudent man avoids all compromising situations and people.

    Those who spend 24/7 hours on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and any and all other media sites however defined live in a sewer and relish and truly deserve all the shit they are served.

    Note the emphasis on 24/7 !

  112. geokat62 says:

    Brother Nathanael’s latest instalment, Zuckerberg Won’t Go To Jail:


    Concluding sentences from BN’s off the cuff remarks:

    Time to quit screwing around with these Hearings.
    Let’s cut to the chase.
    Facebook is a public utility, and must honor, at least in America, our First Amendment.
    If they don’t—and it’s not out of the realm of the possible—throw Zuckerberg and his fellow Jews in jail.

    Full Transcript:

    [MORE]

    Zuckerberg is being hauled into yet another “Hearing” on Big Tech censorship.
    We’ve been through this drill before and both Zuckerberg’s billions and censorship grows larger every day.
    This time around it’s about Facebook censoring the New York Post story titled:
    “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad.”
    Some senators, like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, want leftist Zuckerberg to cough up yet another recital of Facebook’s “community policies” before the Senate Judiciary this week.
    They’re suggesting that Zuckerberg’s latest censorship ploy is “election interference.”
    I guarantee you, it’ll go nowhere…Zuckerberg won’t go to jail.
    In other words, Jews don’t end up in the slammer.
    If a few do, they’re either used as patsies—like Bernie Madoff—to distract the public from spotting huge globalized Jewish crime.
    Or “suicided”—like Jeffrey Epstein—before he could implicate Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz, Ehud Barack, and Les Wexner, as guilty parties in Epstein’s teenage sex ring.
    Now, the issue of censorship at this point is whether Big Tech should be designated as “Platforms” or “Publishers.”
    Platforms allow users to contribute content to their sites, and since users are sending in information, Platforms are not liable for what their users say.
    They’re covered by “Section 230″ which prevents Platforms from being sued.
    Publishers, on the other hand, dictate what is posted on their sites, they control the narrative, but are liable for the content they publish.
    Big Tech is misusing this paradigm to have “platform protection” while they institute “publisher style” censorship.
    They can’t have it both ways, and must choose.
    But here’s the kicker.
    If Big Tech loses their “Section 230″ protections, then genuine platforms like GAB, like 4Chan, like Voat, like BitChute and Brighteon, will suffer.
    They’ll be hit with an avalanche of lawsuits from hundreds of Jewish organizations whose briberies, blackmailings, Israel-First agendas, abortion, homosexual and transgender agendas, are exposed by these smaller genuine platforms.
    And with “Section 230″ gone, Big Tech will censor more than ever, and the smaller platforms will be “Jewish-lawsuited” out of business.
    The immediate solution is to shame Big Tech into changing its censorious ways.
    Simply expose their censorship as a collective Jewish effort to kill free speech.
    The names and faces of the players display a communal Jewish exercise in subversion:
    Marc Zuckerberg of Facebook;
    Andy Stone, Communications Director of Facebook, who said he’d “reduce distribution” of the NY Post piece;
    Susan Wojcicki, the devil’s daughter, of YouTube;
    Yoel Roth, head of “site integrity” of Twitter—its Trump-hating censor designated to keep all tweets “kosher” for Jewish interests including “gay masculinity”—these are all Jews.
    The reported official flaggers of YouTube are:
    Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL;
    Eileen Hershenov of the ADL;
    And a team of SPLC operatives—under the oversight of its “Chief Strategy Officer,” Seth Levi—are again all Jews.
    Google has a Hindu shill as its head—Sundar Pichai—so as to hide that “Aleph Bet” (sold to the goys as “Alphabet”) is a shell company of the Mossad, Israel’s CIA counterpart.
    My Fellow Americans.
    If we call out censorship has a Jewish ploy to trash the First Amendment we have a fighting chance to turn the tables back on the perpetrators.
    I mean, Jews have been kicked out of 109 countries.
    110 is a good round number.
–
+BN off the cuff
    Speaking of numbers, Facebook has 2.8 billion users.
    Think about it, how big is that number?
    Imagine every single American hopping in their cars and driving down every highway all at once.
    Then multiply all those cars by ten!
    In this analogy, you have Facebook controlling all the roads and all the cars.
    Yet Facebook says they’re a ‘private’ company?
    Facebook thinks they’re just a little shop on main street.
    Yet they are every store…on every main street…in every city…in every country of the world.
    Not too ‘private’ if you ask me.
    Time to quit screwing around with these Hearings.
    Let’s cut to the chase.
    Facebook is a public utility, and must honor, at least in America, our First Amendment.
    If they don’t—and it’s not out of the realm of the possible—throw Zuckerberg and his fellow Jews in jail.

    https://www.realjewnews.com/?p=1464

  113. @William Haught

    “Being functional in such a sick dysfunctional society is hardly being functional and useful.”

    IOW: “It is no measure of mental health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”–

    Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895-1986

  114. RodW says:
    @Thim

    It’s a bit like the ADL’s self-diagnostic questionnaire for antisemitism — an unexpectedly useful resource and a nice juicy red pill.

  115. @Verymuchalive

    “It is imperative that they stop Trump now…”

    If so, then why put up the worst possible pair of candidates imaginable. That doesn’t make any sense.
    Seems the corporatist/banker/oligarchic interests/power-elite should have been able to put up any figure head they needed.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  116. @Sick of Orcs

    “They are quite likely banking on a Democratic victory”

    That degree of risk taking seems highly unlikely – given what’s at stake. Situations such as election winners (always the same since forever) are just too important to leave to “the voters.” Simply too obvious to bother proving.

  117. @Ralph B. Seymour

    I might give someone I’m familiar with 30 minutes and then only if they stay on topic and keep my interest.

    I’m not giving anyone I don’t know over an hour while they chit chat away my time. If they have something to say, then they should say it in the first 5 minutes to set the tone and not waste anyone’s time. Not interested.

  118. @TheTrumanShow

    I agree with you on that. It does seem very strange: a senile, patently corrupt, corporate sock puppet and a faux race hustler who is not even liked by blacks.
    A number of possibilities spring to mind.
    Firstly, to ensure that these people do precisely what the permanent state/corporatists want them to do, if elected. Their last front man started to show distressing signs of independence of mind in his second term. Like the nuclear deal with Iran and not voting for Israel at the Security Council. Such crimethink will not be tolerated in future.
    Secondly, the plan may be to replace Biden-Harris early in their term. The obvious parallel is with Nixon. Nixon-Agnew were re-elected, but replaced by Ford-Rockefeller. Nelson Rockefeller was the Deep State and Oligarchy boiled down and condensed into one blob.
    Biden could easily be removed by the grim reaper, incapacity or any number of scandals involving him and his (crime)family. I’m sure they have a lot of stuff on Harris that will quickly force her resignation. Then they put in the real Deep State/Corporate candidates – without the inconvenience of them having to be approved by the electorate.
    How about Adam Schiff-Bill Gates. Or maybe the other way around. Compulsory Zionism and compulsory vaccination – just what America’s always needed! Maybe they’ll choose more subtle performers,
    I sincerely hope Trump wins decisively and we don’t have to find out about a Biden Presidency.

  119. I’ve heard a lot of pathetic posturing from the Unz commenter rubes, but not one affirmation of Hunter Biden working for a US government agency while taking money from the Ukies or Chinese. You guys are complete hypocrites for fixating on a private citizen’s business dealings. What I smell is envy of success — plenty of us are getting rich thanks to Chinese benevolence, and you racists feel left on the shore.

    Well, to quote Ronny Reagan, “the rising tide lifts all boats!”. Just wait and see! Old Joe will win on a mountain of fake mail-in ballots, and you’ll either love the new America, or end up being hunted by federal agents until you have an accident. I hope you guys, especially the traitor Southerners, know what to do. Roll over quietly.

    • Replies: @Derer
    , @GeneralRipper
  120. @Verymuchalive

    The East India Company, incorporated in 1600, and the Hudson Bay Company, incorporated in 1670, are examples of trade guilds. They received Royal Charters for exclusive trade and commercial rights to specific areas. Trade Guilds, sometimes called Merchant Guilds were alive and well in Smith’s time.
    https://www.ancient.eu/Medieval_Guilds/

    People always refer to The Wealth of Nations, but ignore The Theory of Moral Sentiments . This article suggests the two must be read as one.
    https://spectrummagazine.org/article/column/2009/01/23/adam-smith-selfishness-or-self-interest

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  121. Derer says:
    @Verymuchalive

    You are missing the main issue. Trump deregulation is conducive to growth of small and medium business sector – representing crucial engine of a healthy economy. On the other hand senile Biden’s suffocating regulation will destroyed that sector. Remember, regulation serve exclusively to large corporate “bums” to make entry of competing players prohibitive. Furthermore, electing Biden will cause many businesses to leave.

  122. Derer says:
    @Verymuchalive

    It appears you do not like “spices” in a conversation.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  123. Derer says:
    @Supply and Demand

    You sound a complete moron defending Biden nepotism/bribery/corruption in Ukraine. View the VP Biden impeachable offense/evidence at #78 and compare it to Trump telephone “offense”.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  124. @Curmudgeon

    The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), East India Trading Company (EITC), the English East India Company or the British East India Company, and informally known as John Company,[2] Company Bahadur,[3] or simply The Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company.[4]

    wealthy merchants and aristocrats owned the EIC’s shares.[11] Initially the government owned no shares and had only indirect control until 1657 when permanent joint stock was established.[12]

    It was a trading company, not a trade guild. Also. it was an instrument of empire, as were similar companies in France and Holland. The same goes for the Hudson Bay Company.

    Trade Guilds were different:

    A guild /ɡɪld/ is an association of artisans and merchants who oversee the practice of their craft/trade in a particular area. The earliest types of guild formed as confraternities of tradesmen, normally operating in a single city and covering a single trade. They were organized in a manner something between a professional association, a trade union, a cartel, and a secret society.

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  125. @Derer

    Was Hunter Biden vice president of the United States?

    • Replies: @Derer
  126. @Supply and Demand

    I’ve heard a lot of pathetic posturing from the Unz commenter rubes, but not one affirmation of Hunter Biden working for a US government agency while taking money from the Ukies or Chinese. You guys are complete hypocrites for fixating on a private citizen’s business dealings. What I smell is envy of success — plenty of us are getting rich thanks to Chinese benevolence, and you racists feel left on the shore.

    Well, to quote Ronny Reagan, “the rising tide lifts all boats!”. Just wait and see! Old Joe will win on a mountain of fake mail-in ballots, and you’ll either love the new America, or end up being hunted by federal agents until you have an accident. I hope you guys, especially the traitor Southerners, know what to do. Roll over quietly.

    I doubt one could construct a more perfect portrait of the blackened soul of the Left.

    Thank you.

    You are an inspiration for all Americans. Of which, “traitor Southerners” are many of the best.

    Roll over quietly.

    Don’t bet the farm on that. 😉

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  127. @GeneralRipper

    Don’t bet the farm on that. 😉

    Well then, looks like all of the NSA/CIA/FBI bugmen will get to use the drones on domestics like they’ve always wanted. Luckily, they’ve had 2 decades to work all the kinks out.

    • Replies: @GeneralRipper
  128. anon[197] • Disclaimer says:

    Open & shut case.

    Hunter Biden’s Burisma contract below was explicitly scoped to require breach of CTOC Article 8§1b:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/HansMahncke/status/1318939284209082368/photo/1

    The complaint about “concrete tangible results” coupled with the passage including “if all parties understand the true purpose…” is an admission against interest of Joe Biden as “target” of Hunter Biden’s trading in influence.

    The US ratified CTOC with no reservation designating it “non self-executing,” so the treaty does not require specific domestic implementing regulation. It is binding on the USG, equivalent to federal statute, supreme law of the land. And the Bidens’ offense is in any case “serious crime” as defined in the CTOC as a violation of the FCPA.

    So what do we have here? Russia, Ukraine, and the American people share an erga omnes legal commitment to combat CIA, an organized criminal group. CIA criminality involves coercive foreign intervention enabling corruption, money laundering, and obstruction of justice. If CIA coup de main involving murder is denied by the US, the Bidens’ participation in laundering the proceeds of crime falls within the scope of the convention. If CIA coup de main involving murder is acknowledged as US state action in a sovereign capacity (because “Yats is our guy, &c. &c.,”) then the US government assumes responsibility for restitution, reparations, compensation, or satisfaction for internationally wrongful acts in breach of jus cogens.

    That is what Russian interference means: Gina caught a tit in the wringer. Let’s help Russia et al. crank it.

  129. @Supply and Demand

    Our people have survived and defeated much worse than your little weirdo toys, boyo…lol

  130. Athena says:

    Why does the deep state and its motto ”EMPOWERING WOMEN” IGNORE the most BEAUTIFUL, CLEVER, and COURAGEOUS WOMAN in the US?

    SIBEL EDMONDS ia a LEADER, she INSPIRES MANY WOMEN, SHE EMPOWERS WOMEN.

    Sibel on Facebook and Tweeter, and their intention to prematurely announce a victory for the Dems:

    2020 Elections Emergency Alert: Social Media Blackout Ops Planned

  131. The Dems have been practicing rigging elections for the past 3 years. This time they’ll win by cheating fair n square.

    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  132. Derer says:
    @Supply and Demand

    We are talking about Biden’s family corruption/enrichment and Hunter Biden is included in that scam? He was sitting at the table of the company that was being investigated by Ukrainian officials.

  133. jsigur says:

    New definition of ‘free speech’- all opinions that we don’t judge to be “hate” are allowed ( which takes away any valid claim to the supporting free speech nonsense not to mention that it makes the identifiers of hate omniscient and does nothing to confront their personal biases (in their self preserving selections) a reality as to why we have in theory always believed in free speech).

  134. Steven80 says:

    Everyone is complaining from the internet censorship, but why? It is natural that this process occurs, and it will get worse of course.

    The solution is not to be a creature of habit and explore new sources of news on the internet – and this is valid for both authors, and the public. It might be harder, but there is simply no other way – once a company reaches certain size (be it google, twitter, facebook), it gets political attention and the eye of sauron is constantly there. Of course, you cannot expect politicians and regulators to work in your interest.

    So, you authors, instead of whimping, just start sharing links in alternative platforms. There are hundreds of them , uncensored. You may not get much money or attention at the start, but in time, people will notice it – just like this website.

    By the way, google censors sources of pdf and epub books – if you want to download something for free, just use yandex or some other search engines ( there are hundreds of them) . No one forces you to boost amazon profits through google.

  135. @follyofwar

    “Yours is the first comment I found to point out that Giraldi is wrong when he said that, as private companies, “FB and Twitter can legally do whatever they want to set the rules for the use of their sites.”

    Giraldi is so obviously wrong on that issue that pointing out that fact shouldn’t even be considered.

  136. anon[154] • Disclaimer says:

    CIA suppression of Biden’s malversation falls to William Evanina at ODNI. He is one dumb fuck – one of the helpless dipshits assigned to bark up the wrong tree when CIA broke out the anthrax – but he says what he’s told to say. He’s a Tom Thurman level stooge, stupid enough to stake his reputation on the Russiagate whoppers that Bolton pulls out his ass. Evanina’s ham-handed attempt to finesse the worst absurdities involves finding some Ukrainian who hired the Bidens and drop their Slavicky names, so you think OMFG, RUSSIANS!!1! He’s a polack so he hates Ukies and Russians the same.

  137. Rurik says:
    @anarchyst

    These social media companies should be treated like telephone companies. Imagine your telephone service provider censoring your speech just because ((they)) don’ like what you are saying…

    or cutting off your service altogether

    social media is how many modern businesses function, and when YouTube shuts them down, it’s the same as AT&T cutting off a businesses phone service, because they don’t like your political views.

    I’m simply waiting for the day I go to ‘Google’ (or Bing or Ducky or whatever), to find where the local hardware store is, and it simply says ‘Service denied. All access to Internet has been revoked due to hate – (conservative views ; ) by user’.

    I suspect that based on current trajectories, with politicians becoming complicit with (corrupted by) Big Tech and the whole idiotic nonsense of the brain-dead Libertarians, (they’re private companies, free market! blah, blah..), that the day will eventually arrive when ((they’ll)) simply hit the switch.

    They already black-0ut information when it’s considered inconvenient to the PTB (like hurricane activity, for instance, or inconvenient news of some sort).

    So how long until they go from banning people and businesses from their platforms, and start banning people from the search engines, based on their ideologies or politics.

    ‘Google is a private company’, the brain-dead libertarians will tell us. Well, so is AT&T.

    And the private hospitals, when do they start deciding whom to help and whom to turn away?

    I’d like to see one of these libertarians, when he’s told that the hospital has a new policy against ‘hate’, and that his lack of enthusiastic support for BLM is well established by the hospital’s new merger with a Big Tech media consortium, and so they’ve decided to refuse to treat people who are guilty of hate.

    And Uber refuses to pick him up.

    Already NASCAR will ban you for a Rebel Flag patch on your jeans.

    If it’s perfectly laudable for private corporations to ban people whose opinions they don’t like, then why not toll roads, and power companies, and grocery stores, and fast food, and so forth?

    We are already in an age where face recognition and other software knows not only who you are, but all your social media and other publically available information about you can be generated instantly.

    There’s Bob Pivens trying to enter his credit card into the gas station pump. But the pump has a smart camera, and knows Bob’s credit score and all public records, arrests, judgments, mortgage, income, assets, and so forth. But more importantly, it knows that Bob sent a check to a libertarian but conservative-leaning politician, who supports the Second Amendment.

    So a recorded message comes out from the gas pump speaker, ‘We do not provide our privately owned services to people who hate, Mr. Pivens. Kindly leave our premises and do not return unless or until your views are more in line with woke social justice and BLM.

    Wall Street ((they)) are being handed untold trillions of dollars with these stimulus packages in overtly secret deals. Just as they’ve been able to buy control of NASCAR and the NFL, including the media, ((obviously)), soon they’ll own or control even the local gas stations.

    Recently a man was kicked off a Southwest airline flight because he lowered his mask to eat some peanuts. The video shows the man acting courteously but confused. But the real issue was that he was a black man with a ‘Trump’ mask and hat on. And it seems pretty obvious that he wasn’t kicked off for lowering the mask to eat, but rather because of the message on his hat and mask.

    Well Libertarians? Is Southwest a private, for-profit company or not?

    Just as it’s Nike’s right to support Colon Kapernick, so too its Southwest’s right to order people off their flights if they don’t like their looks. Huh?

    Just as it’s YouTube’s and Google’s right to decide which Internet based companies live and which die. Huh?

    Gas stations, grocery stores, phone companies and privately owned utilities are all going to be owned and controlled by ideologues in the near future.

    I’m not a fan of big government, (or any government for that matter), but at least in many cases they’re nominally held accountable by the need to get reelected. Whereas Google isn’t curtailed in their ‘social justice’ zealotry in any way. And yet Google/Facebook/Apple/Amazon/Microsoft exert more power over our modern, Internet-based society and economy than any politician or government agency.

    If they’re not reined in, then they’re going to rule over us in absolute terms.

    ‘A boot, stamping on a human face, forever’.

    • Thanks: anarchyst, FLgeezer, xcd
  138. @Verymuchalive

    Obviously you didn’t read my links. The East India and Hudson Bay Companies were conglomerates made up of merchants. Merchants, in order to trade, had to be part of a guild.

    Craft guilds were always craft guilds, not trade guilds. The craft guilds originally manufactured and sold their own products within the territory of its guild, which was usually a town or village. Exporting and importing (trade) was done by the merchant guilds. This was explained to me almost 50 years ago by a shoemaker, who until the 1950s had his own shop and met annually with the other shoemakers in his town to agree on prices. His father was a cabinet maker, and his brother a French polisher. I am personally acquainted with a cabinet maker who used to work at the British Museum making replicas of ancient artifacts, who tells essentially the same story.

  139. @Derer

    Hey Derer!

    I like the “spices”in the late-Helen Thomas’s conversation. To Jews: “Get out the hell out of Palestine.” Too bad a Helen redux cannot moderate a presidential debate, eh? For example, see her on You Tube, below. 🤗

  140. xcd says:
    @Ricko

    “..mistrust of weirdly wired individuals.. a desire to punish..”

    First, the propaganda brings dogma or arbitrary PC claims. Then, it makes every deviation from that position an insult or threat. Then, it dehumanises the enemy, leaving it to us to do the rest.

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