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Some Americans continue to believe that when they go to the internet they will get a free flow of useful information that will guide them in making decisions or coming to conclusions about the state of the world. That conceit might have been true to an extent twenty years ago, but the growth and consolidation of corporate information management firms has instead limited access to material that it does not approve of, thereby successfully shaping the political and economic environment to conform with their own interests. Facebook, Google and other news and social networking sites now all have advisory panels that are authorized to ban content and limit access by members. This de facto censorship is particularly evident when using the internet information “search” sites themselves, a “service” that is dominated by Google. Ron Unz has observed how when the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai faced congressional scrutiny on July 29th together with other high-tech executives, the questioning was hardly rigorous and no one even asked how the sites are regulated to promote certain information that is approved of while suppressing views or sources that are considered to be undesirable.

The “information” sites generally get a free pass from government scrutiny because they are useful to those who run the country from Washington and Wall Street. That the internet is a national security issue was clearly demonstrated when the Barack Obama Administration sought to develop a switch that could be used to “kill it” in the event of a national crisis. No politician or corporate chief executive wants to get on the bad side of Big Tech and find his or her name largely eliminated from online searches, or, alternatively, coming up all too frequently with negative connotations.

Google, for example, ranks the information that it displays so it can favor certain points of view and dismiss others. Generally speaking, progressive sites are favored and conservative sites are relegated to the bottom of the search with the expectation that they will not be visited. In late July, investigative journalists noted that Google was apparently testing its technical ability to blacklist conservative media on its search engine which processes more than 3.5 billion online searches every day, comprising 94 percent of internet searching. Sites targeted and made to effectively disappear from results included NewsBusters, the Washington Free Beacon, The Blaze, Townhall, The Daily Wire, PragerU, LifeNews, Project Veritas, Judicial Watch, The Resurgent, Breitbart, Drudge, Unz, the Media Research Center and CNSNews. All the sites affected are considered to be politically conservative and no progressive or liberal sites were included.

One has to suspect that the tech companies like Google are working hand-in-hand with some regulators within the Trump administration to “purge” the internet, primarily by removing foreign competition both in hardware and software from countries like China. This will give the ostensibly U.S. companies monopoly status and will also allow the government to have sufficient leverage to control the message. If this process continues, the internet itself will become nationally or regionally controlled and will inevitably cease to be a vehicle for free exchange of views. Recent steps taken by the U.S. to block Huawei 5G technology and also force the sale of sites like TikTok have been explained as “national security” issues, but they are more likely designed to control aspects of the internet.

Washington is also again beating the familiar drum that Russia is interfering in American politics, with an eye on the upcoming election. Last week saw the released of a 77 page report produced by the State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) on Russian internet based news and opinion sources that allegedly are guilty of spreading disinformation and propaganda on behalf of the Kremlin. It is entitled “Understanding Russia’s Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem” and has a lead paragraph asserting that “Russia’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem is the collection of official, proxy, and unattributed communication channels and platforms that Russia uses to create and amplify false narratives.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, The New York Times is hot on the trail of Russian malfeasance, describing the report and its conclusions in a lengthy article “State Dept. Traces Russian Disinformation Links” that appeared on August 5th.

The government report identifies a number of online sites that it claims are actively involved in the “disinformation” effort. The Times article focuses on one site in particular, describing how “The report states that the Strategic Culture Foundation [website] is directed by Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the S.V.R., and stands as ‘a prime example of longstanding Russian tactics to conceal direct state involvement in disinformation and propaganda outlets.’ The organization publishes a wide variety of fringe voices and conspiracy theories in English, while trying to obscure its Russian government sponsorship.” It also quotes Lea Gabrielle, the GEC Director, who explained that “The Kremlin bears direct responsibility for cultivating these tactics and platforms as part of its approach of using information and disinformation as a weapon.”

As Russia has been falsely accused of supporting the election of Donald Trump in 2016 and the existence of alternative news sites funded wholly or in part by a foreign government is not ipso facto an act of war, it is interesting to note the “evidence” that The Times provides based on its own investigation to suggest that Moscow is about to disrupt the upcoming election. It is: “Absent from the report is any mention of how one of the writers for the Strategic Culture Foundation weighed in this spring on a Democratic primary race in New York. The writer, Michael Averko, published articles on the foundation’s website and in a local publication in Westchester County, N.Y., attacking Evelyn N. Farkas, a former Obama administration official who was running for Congress. In recent weeks, the F.B.I. questioned Mr. Averko about the Strategic Culture Foundation and its ties to Russia. While those attacks did not have a decisive effect on the election, they showed Moscow’s continuing efforts to influence votes in the United States…”

Excuse me, but someone writing for an alternative website with relatively low readership criticizing a candidate for congress does not equate to the Kremlin’s interfering in an American election. Also, the claim that the Strategic Culture Foundation is a disinformation mechanism is overwrought. Yes, the site is located in Moscow and it may have some government support but it features numerous American and European contributors in addition to Russians. I have been writing for the site for nearly three years and I know many of the other Americans who also do so. We are generally speaking antiwar and often critical of U.S. foreign policy but the contributors include conservatives like myself, libertarians and progressives and we write on all kinds of subjects.

And here is the interesting part: not one of us has ever been told what to write. Not one of us has ever even had a suggestion coming from Moscow on a good topic for an article. Not one of us has ever had an article or headline changed or altered by an editor. Putting on my ex-intelligence officer hat for a moment, that is no way to run an influencing or disinformation operation intended to subvert an election. Sure, Russia has a point of view on the upcoming election and its managed media outlets will reflect that bias but the sweeping allegations are nonsense, particularly in an election that will include billions of dollars in real disinformation coming from the Democratic and Republican parties.

Putting together what you no longer can find when you search the internet with government attempts to suppress alternative news sites one has to conclude that we Americans are in the middle of an information war. Who controls the narrative controls the people, or so it seems. It is a dangerous development, particularly at a time when no one knows whom to trust and what to believe. How it will play out between now and the November election is anyone’s guess.

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. geokat62 says:

    One has to suspect that the tech companies like Google are working hand-in-hand with some regulators within the Trump administration to “purge” the internet…

    Direct quote from Donald Trump EXPOSED – Israel, Zionism

    https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=8992

    DJT: And we have kids that are watching the internet and they want to be masterminds. And then you wonder why do we lose all these kids. They go over there. They’re young and they’re impressionable. They go over there. They want to join ISIS. We’re losing a lot of people because of the internet. And we have to do something. We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them… maybe in certain areas closing that internet up in some way. Somebody will say “oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech” These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people. We’ve gotta maybe do something with the internet, because they are recruiting by the thousands….

    • Replies: @BB753
    , @ThreeCranes
  2. Between getting stuck on the treadmill, and pushing a tiresome red button all day my Dad drilled into me, “Son, learn how to think, not what to think. You should not fear the government. The government should fear you. Remember , We the People…” Who is knocking on the door at this hour?

    • Replies: @botazefa
  3. geokat62 says:

    Putting together what you no longer can find when you search the internet with government attempts to suppress alternative news sites one has to conclude that we Americans are in the middle of an information war.

    Information war? With all due respect Phil, with Jewish Supremacist Organizations (JSOs) working overtime to flood our countries with mass immigration and mass miscegenation, the West is in a war for its survival.

    Ever since the passage of Hart-Celler, which Prof. MacDonald has provided irrefutable evidence that JSOs played a pivotal role in pushing it through the congress, America has been slowly transformed into a different country.

    This is the central issue of our time. We owe it to our children and our grandchildren to try and reverse these nefarious trends, otherwise they will rightly curse the day we were born.

    • Thanks: Ugetit
  4. Miro23 says:

    Putting together what you no longer can find when you search the internet with government attempts to suppress alternative news sites one has to conclude that we Americans are in the middle of an information war. Who controls the narrative controls the people, or so it seems. It is a dangerous development, particularly at a time when no one knows whom to trust and what to believe. How it will play out between now and the November election is anyone’s guess.

    I’m a great believer in cause and effect. The Nº1 rule is “If You Don’t Do Anything Nothing Happens”.

    In fact it’s worse than that. Other people will be doing things, and they’ll include taking your property and eating your lunch.

    The whole dialogue is pointless hot air until Anglo Americans start to take individual responsibility for building THEIR society in the way they did on the Western frontier. A basic and local (county/state) life support system of education, justice, healthcare, policing + their own banks and media all paid for by themselves. Also a local militia – well trained and equipped with OBLIGATORY part time participation for all male citizens 18-65 years.

    Then they can learn to trust their own journalists and websites, and pay for their own foreign correspondents while dumping the ZioGlob Associated Press newsfeed.

  5. mijj13 says:

    It’s true. Knowledge of evidence based reality is a threat to US National Security.
    Those who value US National Security are right to fear general access to evidence based reality.

    Their suggestion that Russia is the sole source of knowledge of evidence based reality, though flattering to Russia, merely illustrates an entertaining cartoon mindset.

  6. Jorge Videla [AKA "it\'s the stupidity stupid."] says:

    no one knows whom to trust and what to believe

    huh?

    russia-gate etc. has been a criminal conspiracy from the beginning. who didn’t know this? the US is led by psychopaths, evil people. not ignorant, misguided, etc. evil! why are people so reluctant to use that word?

    business, media, government, education, military, etc. it doesn’t matter. the top brass are monsters.

    if you want a picture of the future winston, imagine psychopaths commanding armies of autists.

    eventually what will happen is something like “the troubles”. and this will not be stopped by government action. there will have to be something like the good friday accords, a second constituional convention, and partition.

    • Agree: Ragno
  7. Anonymous[187] • Disclaimer says:

    There we go again! Mr Giraldi along with his friend Larry Romanoff, reframing the narrative into China vs US, to deflect attention away from the Deep State common to both.

    • Agree: Realist, VinnyVette
    • Replies: @VinnyVette
  8. If they’re against Hate and Supremacism, why don’t they ban rap music, black thug talk, Zionism, and US imperialism?

    Of course, Big Tech is run by Jewish Supremacists and their cuck goy dogs.

    • Agree: Moi
  9. …one has to conclude that we Americans are in the middle of an information war. Who controls the narrative controls the people, or so it seems. It is a dangerous development…

    That war has actually been going on for a very long time, although I don’t know if war is the most appropriate term if one side does not even know that they are in one.

    For the past sixty-plus years the corporate superstructure has been honing its skills on information suppression most significantly in respect of concealed-credit-charges on broadly-defined payment-card transactions.

    Roughly every 18 months the world’s card-issuers incur about $10 billion in actual processing costs of about two cents per transaction (as per their industry trade publications).

    Over the same (ongoing / ever-rolling) 18 month period they assess and collect approximately $500 billion ($500,000,000,000) of interest called interest on outstanding balances. The consistent official explanation is that interest rates on outstanding balances have to be very high because the card companies have to recover all the expenses they incur making free loans to people who pay their balances in-full every month.

    But the thing that is ruthlessly suppressed is the additional $1 trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) that they collect every 18 months under the label Merchant Fees or Merchant Discount Fees but which they are also required to, and do, recognise and record internally as interest revenue received from the card-user and not the merchant. If the card-user does not pay, then the card-issuer never receives the Merchant Fee at all and that reality of the credit business cannot be avoided by a label. Technically the merchants are required to give a concealed price discount for card-users so that the card-issuer can receive a concealed-credit-charge at the end of the grace-period without the card-user being aware that they are paying it.

    The grand total for the credit/charge-card industry is about the USD-equivalent of a $3 billion ($3,000,000,000) per day rake-off worldwide, including about $200 million ($200,000,000) per day in direct rake-offs from the aggregate government sales-taxes that are run through these accounts.

    One of the biggest (yet near invisible) industries on Earth for the past sixty years has been the card-issuers doing everything in their power to make certain that the public does not become generally aware of the ongoing looting. For American Express, for example, its longtime standard 5% merchant fee represents an effective interest rate of 144% per annum based on a 21-day grace-period.

    From the opening pages of House of Cards (1992):

    [MORE]

    [american express president] Jim Robinson was fuming…He stared at a grainy black and white photograph of a restaurant owner who had impaled an American Express Card on the tip of a foot-long butcher knife….The caption on the Boston Herald photo read “Pointed Protest.” …. The card attack wasn’t an isolated incident. The article in the Boston Herald was one of a dozen that Robinson was studying on that chilly April morning in 1991. They all described at length what AmEx’s staff had begun to call the “Boston Fee Party.” Fed up with exorbitant fees, roughly one hundred restaurants in the Boston area were threatening to stop accepting Amex plastic. “It’s too damn costly” said one protest organizer. For years American Express had charged [US] merchants a commission of 3% to 5% every time a customer used the green or gold card. The “discount fee” had been common throughout the card industry. It had been a key source of revenue to every card issuer. But AmEx’s fee was the highest in the business. Visa, the leading bank card brand and AmEx’s closest rival, charged only 2%.…” [actually a range of 2% to 5.75%] Did you see the paper? Did you see what’s happening in Boston?” Robinson thundered. He sounded panicked. “What the hell is this?”… “In my entire career, my entire career,” began Robinson,…“I have never seen anything as distasteful as this goddamn thing.” … “How could you let it get so far?”… “Do you know how this makes us look?”….”What I want to know right now is what we’re doing,”… “We can’t have our SE’s [concealed price discounts and concealed credit fees] paraded around in the goddamn papers”

    And from the Toronto Star newspaper (1994):

    American Express is making an example of a local restauranteur who displays the charge card’s rates, [by revoking its agency status or licence to accept Amex Cards], …..the charge card firm counters that it will take action against any restaurant that accepts American Express but directly or indirectly discourages customers from using it….. Fabian Siebert, proprietor of Marcel’s Bistro and president of the Toronto Culinary Purchasers Society, chastised American Express for its actions against La Bodega: “They’re just picking on one (restaurant) to make an example in hopes everyone else will just shut up,” Siebert said….. American Express spokesperson Ivan Shaffer said the company was simply protecting the rights of its card members…..Amex’s administrative fees are higher because the firm doesn’t make any money through interest charges as does credit companies like Visa, Shaffer added…..

    But isn’t all this illegal? Of course it is. One reason Mr. Robinson III, or Jimmy Three Sticks, was on the verge of having a stroke is because every such transaction involves up to two-dozen criminal-law and international-racketeering / money-laundering offences. The card companies put the organized in organized crime.

    Every such concealed charge is also a double-whammy device. Every dollar that the card-issuers skim as a concealed-credit-charge from their card-user-base’s payment stream simultaneously creates another dollar of debt because it is also not used to reduce the true outstanding balance, and that additional dollar then pays them interest forever.

    My main point is that if you want to understand the current situation with respect to information control on the internet, you need to study how it has evolved as an extension of the global concealed-credit-charge industry.

    For sixty-plus years they have officially recognised and recorded every last dollar of such revenue as interest revenue from card-users, while simultaneously maintaining an alternate-reality for the public that these double-dipping fees are paid by merchants.

    Who exactly is in control of this planet?

    • Replies: @Ugetit
    , @Biff
  10. I’ve had two Yahoo email accts for 20 years. Rarely do I read any “news” on their Homepage but, occasionally, something catches my eye and I’ll click.

    Yahoo had HUGE comments sections below their articles. They were pretty junky but people could blow steam there. Anyhow, several weeks ago Yahoo DISABLED all comment sections! Unheard of!

    Now, they can post their Leftist-biased and fake news articles and NO rebuttal is possible. Asshats.
    It’s about the election — that’s why they did it. A major form of censorship.

    Watch….Nov 4 or 5, they will reactive those comment boards. (And will get skewered alive on them for what they did.)

    • Agree: jsinton
    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
    , @GMC
    , @jsinton
    , @G J T
    , @lloyd
  11. The story of Millie Weaver should scare the crap out of people. She just gets arrested for burglary… as she is about to post Spygate…

    You may hate Trump but the fuckers otherwise known as the Democrat party and the pussy RINOs with their damn Deep State now turned upon people like Millie Weaver.

    But don’t worry we have The Washingon Post where truth dies in Darkness!! The Washington Post is the fucking mouthpiece of darkness…

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @AriusArmenian
  12. JWalters says:

    Major news about Israel’s crimes is banned virtually completely from the mainstream media and suppressed by Google on the internet.

    Therefore, Israel’s funders control the mainstream news and internet.

    Therefore, all banning of information from mainstream media and the internet, AND all planting and promoting of false news there, including the Russiagate story, are directed by Israel’s funders.

    The long-running, evidence-free Russiagate story fits this pattern perfectly, because on the issue of foreign “meddling” in US elections it turns attention away from Israel’s vast, well-documented history of meddling. The history of Israel’s funders, and how they reached their tentacles of control into America’s politics and press, is sketched in “War Profiteers and Israel’s Bank”
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com/p/war-profiteers-and-israels-bank.html

  13. Sean says:

    Recent steps taken by the U.S. to block Huawei 5G technology and also force the sale of sites like TikTok have been explained as “national security” issues, but they are more likely designed to control aspects of the internet.

    Chinese firms no longer pretend to be independent of the CCP and pay explicit deference to Xi in the annual company reports. I think the US were aghast at the UK ignoring warnings and giving their 5G contract to Huawei so it is mainly US national security (not just Spalding, McMaster has also been vocal), but the upshot of it will be no Chinese buying iPhones because they will no be compatible with the Chinese apps. Being so heavily dependent on China, the Tech sector would be the biggest losers if Trump won a second term. The re-election team planners for Trump do not seem to have factored that into their calculations because by now US big business knows he is serious about economic disengagement of America and China.

    It is a dangerous development, particularly at a time when no one knows whom to trust and what to believe

    We can trust US Tech to look after its own financial aggrandizement. Being so heavily dependant on China, the Tech sector would be the very greatest domestic big business losers if Trump won a second term. Everything for them–and Wall Street index funds– since 2016 has been predicated on hunkering down in the expectation he could not win another term. Roosevelt’s second term disabled legalist opposition to his policies, Trump’s would do the same, and Tech well knows that were he to triumph over their net ninja tactics, they’ll soon find themselves targeted by the most dreaded of all government agencies: the IRS.

  14. Tom Welsh says:

    Criticising a candidate for Congress is hardly a new phenomenon. And I don’t think many people see Mark Twain as a typical “Russian troll”. Yet he saw fit to write:

    “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctively native American criminal class except Congress”.

    Note that Twain did not pick and choose: he condemned all members of Congress simply by virtue of their office.

    While I’m at it, I would like to add the shrewd judgment of that other great American, Kinky Friedman:

    “I suggest limiting all elected officials to just two terms – one in office and one in prison”.

    • Agree: Stonewall Jackson
  15. Tom Welsh says:
    @The Real World

    “Now, they can post their Leftist-biased and fake news articles and NO rebuttal is possible”.

    Luckily, that doesn’t bother me in the slightest – because I never, ever glance at Yahoo News. Or any other such steaming pile of propaganda.

  16. One has to suspect that the tech companies like Google are working hand-in-hand with some regulators within the Trump administration to “purge” the internet, primarily by removing foreign competition both in hardware and software from countries like China. This will give the ostensibly U.S. companies monopoly status and will also allow the government to have sufficient leverage to control the message

    That is the essential first layer, hardware, when the hardware is not fully known, no software solutions exists. These software solutions should then be open-sourced(a contradiction in terminis since most software is “live” hence the perfect example of shapeshifting the browser, any browser). This leads us to the human element in the tech world.

    Being: companies @tech are aggressively containing with carrot and stick the middle class worker bees, who are fanatically cornered into submission against all logic. None seem to come out to expose bits of code, grafted hardware chips, how the backbones and main routers of networks are the first line of control. To encourage them, the only “model” to expose what is being plastered would be journalism, technical literature of the Wikileaks model of information providing. Protecting it´s sources.

    Over these last years, no author here at unz.com was capable to expose in human parlay even the tip of the tech problem. This article also is basically useless, out of focus, pointing at higher layer abuses, while the real coaxing starts at the concept of the internet and the appliances(hard(routers, servers). Still waiting to see if a suicidal “tech-savvy” programmer/network-engineer has the balls to expose some of the issues in human speak. This only could be a multi-individuals project.

    To say it in a different way, politicians/journalists taken by the nose by tech, tech being in charge of them and their narrative trough the abuse of meta-data? yes, a no more a skunk as Mark Zuckerberg almost as much. “Security” is tighter @google then any box on the Wallstreet rig. If not for that, google would see an upstart proffering alternatives any day. Why does one see a trove of open lines of code as Github being bought by Microsoft and his notorious share-holder Billy Gates? Control and coaxing, stealing and grafting, open to proprietary, creating monopoly middle-men.

    The obligation to opinion of most journalists, on issues they frankly have no clue on, is fastidious.

  17. Timely,pertinent and well done. but…Now… “it’s a dangerous
    development”? Where have you been?
    “or so it seems”…
    Is that wit or humor?
    It’s far far worse than that and they is out to Gotcha.

    Keep everyone guessing IS the “name of the game”.Uni,formed,
    uninformed and born in sin.We’s in deep doo,doo.

    Nobody look over there,it’s not them.Up the bar,dig deeper,see farther.
    You keep buying it, they’ll keep selling it. Well,? at least ya got money?

  18. GMC says:

    ” We now have the right to use Propaganda, Against our own Citizens” nope – it wasn’t Putin who signed this into Law – it was Obama in 2013. So, when the medias and others quote a government official, agency, expert etc.,, the lies they use, are exempt from – having to provide any Pravda/ Truth. Once this started, the Higher tech guys like Google, Facebook and others , got the go ahead to ” rearrange ” the Internet – who is going to stop them? Certainly not the New One World Order government in Washington.

  19. @Miro23

    The whole dialogue is pointless hot air until Anglo Americans start to take individual responsibility for building THEIR society in the way they did on the Western frontier. A basic and local (county/state) life support sy…

    Impose loyalty on their middle class whores, including those @tech. As a start: using a proper currency out of the control of the Jew dominated elites of now, a currency that buys essentials and remunerates loyalty AND merit both as equals, so the outliers can survive, thrive, alternate the course of history. Hammering at the slag on the seam welded.

  20. GMC says:
    @The Real World

    I’ll agree with you – 10 years ago I had some good discussions on Yahoo – I would comment mostly on Eastern Europe articles and Ukraine , where I worked for awhile. There were usually only 5 or 10 good comments but they were from informed people. I also threw some truthful info out on other articles, but was later ghosted and finally deleted. Yahoo is all Deep State, Zio controlled and pure propaganda led – today. Last time I was allowed to even see comments 3 yrs ago, a lot of people were waking up. Probably why they shut it down. Thanks

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Majority of One
  21. Simple test

    Google search images

    “Black families”
    then
    “White families”

    No agenda there.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  22. jsigur says:

    I think we can say that the policies of Twitter, Google and Facebook are virtually the same, the top of the pyramid who censors itself from discussion is giving them their marching orders. You can see the same thing occurring with the police state like enforcement of tolerance for sexually deviancy (gays, trannies, positive view on race-mixing etc).
    I find it funny in a bad way watching shows where the culture is still 90% white but the police chief is black or Indian and almost certainly a woman
    I now live in the country and the chances of finding a white doctor for your ailments is way less than 50% though whites are surely 75% of the county population.
    This is all by design and part of the removal of white power from traditionally white nations

    • Replies: @Rich
  23. jsinton says:
    @The Real World

    The good news is I no longer read Yahoo propaganda. I might visit just to laugh at them, but it’s more obviously garbage than ever before.

    • Replies: @Realist
  24. American Citizen 2.0 says:

    The issue of nobody knowing what is really true or false anymore isn’t something that people are generally unaware of. It’s just that nobody knows what to do about the falsehoods of the opposing side. For example, I know that Q is a goofy conspiracy theory. I don’t really believe the world is run by a Satanic cabal of pedophiles operating out of Tom Hanks’s basement or that any reference to ordering pizza is nefarious. But I also know that it drives the Left-leaning oligarchs nuts to see that so many people act as if it was true online. So I play along. It’s like fan fiction for me but they desperately want to suppress the Q material. On the other hand, I wish someone would come along and suppress the Antifa network. To give another example, CNN is hardly an objective news site anymore and they should be barred from presenting themselves as such. Like maybe their broadcasting license should be revoked. Point being, everyone sees the behavior of the opposing side of the political debate as being the main problem so it forces everyone on both sides into a downward spiral of extreme viewpoints.

    And that is the very problem the Communists had in Russia that led to the banning of the free press there: all news is just propaganda anyway. They had the same problem in France during the French Revolution and that culminated in the famous painting The Death of Marat. Marat was a guy who ran what would be called a “Fake News” newspaper during the Revolution whose sole purpose was publishing stories designed to inflame and incite revolutionary violence.

    So here’s the question Americans have to answer: do we believe that our fellow citizens are rational, responsible citizens capable of consuming information and making informed decisions for the good of the Republic. If you don’t believe that your fellow citizens can make rational decisions anymore, then freedom of the press should end because nobody is able to use the information being presented by the media to make decisions. Freedom of the press, like the right to bear arms, depends on having a certain level of trust in your fellow citizens. In Russia under the Communists they got rid of freedom of the press precisely because everything that could be reported as news was actually just politically biased. They wouldn’t even allow stories of plane crashes to be published because doing so gave people the impression that Russian aviation was unreliable.

    Personally, I think we have lost the level of trust that would make the free exchange of ideas possible and we should eliminate freedom of the press. We should have one national news media site run by a committee of true experts or government agency. We should also nationalize Google and make a department of internet information or something like that so that searching is maintained as a public good like a utility rather than as a private company. I have lost faith in the ability of my fellow citizens to consume information and make informed decisions. All news and all facts are political now.

  25. Ugetit says:
    @Priss Factor

    Should ban the Talmud and associated hates groups too.

  26. BB753 says:
    @geokat62

    Yeah, the CIA was busy recruiting thousands to join ISIS. But they didn’t need the Internet.

  27. @Sean

    True enough, but ‘Chinese firms no longer pretend to be independent of the CCP and pay explicit deference to Xi in the annual company reports’ must be seen in the context of a Confucian civilization, which is very different from our Roman one.

    Martin Jacques explained that best:

    The reason the State enjoys a formidable legitimacy in the eyes of the Chinese has nothing to do with democracy but can be found in the relationship between the State and Chinese civilization. The State is seen as the embodiment, guardian and defender of Chinese civilization. Maintaining the unity, cohesion and integrity of the Chinese civilization-state is perceived as the highest political priority, the sacrosanct task of the Chinese State. Unlike in the West, where the State is viewed with varying degrees of suspicion, even hostility and regarded, as a consequence, as an outsider, in China the state is seen as an intimate, as part of the family, indeed as the head of the family.

    When China Rules the World

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  28. Rich says:
    @jsigur

    The reason there are so many foreign doctors in the US is that the AMA prevented, and continues to prevent, the opening of more American medical schools in order to keep supply down and wages high. With our lax immigration laws and priority given to well educated individuals, the flood of foreign doctors is inevitable. It’s interesting that doctors understand limiting numbers of workers keeps pay high, but the whole democrat party and half the repubs don’t. Foreigners will always work for less and so those in power will always want more.

    • Agree: Majority of One
  29. Realist says:

    Managing the Narrative
    Corporations and government use internet to control information

    Exactly…what is the solution…Captain Obvious?

    How it will play out between now and the November election is anyone’s guess.

    It will not end in November.

  30. Moi says:
    @Priss Factor

    It’s way past time to break up the monopolies like Google, FB, MS etc. And while we’re doing that, send the H1B visa holders packing back to their countries. Jobs for Americans comes first!

  31. Realist says:
    @GMC

    Yahoo has been a tool of the state from inception.

    • Replies: @GMC
  32. Moi says:
    @Sean

    I have greater confidence in the independence of Huawei than any US telecom company.

  33. Realist says:
    @jsinton

    The good news is I no longer read Yahoo propaganda.

    The problem is…many stupid Americans do.

  34. Biff says:
    @Timothy Madden

    The grand total for the credit/charge-card industry is about the USD-equivalent of a $3 billion ($3,000,000,000) per day rake-off worldwide, including about $200 million ($200,000,000) per day in direct rake-offs from the aggregate government sales-taxes that are run through these accounts.

    I used to be in the food service retail business for many years, and I used to see those numbers going by as the transactions added up for the day/week/month/years. It’s a bunch, but then to imagine every business paying into it. Wow! Cash was King.

    Moved to Asia and found out they are trying to move away from that extractive system via electronic banking. I can pay for most everything with my phone, and it’s all free. The bank will set up with their app and you can do all kinds online transfers, and retail purchasing – all free.

    They certainly don’t want Americans getting wind of it.

  35. @Priss Factor

    Correction! Their black dravidian brahmin goy cuck canines…

  36. Generally speaking, progressive sites are favored and conservative sites are relegated to the bottom of the search

    Isn’t about time to stop using these worn-out qualifications? Since the collapse of “Real Existing Socialism” at the end of the 1980s, “Left” and “Right” have lost their meaning. Nor does it seem satisfactory to replace these with “progressive” and “conservative.”

    Let’s face it: the men portrayed at the head of the article are not progressives. No way they stand for progress, except where it concerns their bank accounts. They are actually fascists, their followers are fascists and the cliques to which they belong, the “Deep State,” the MIC etc. are also fascist.

    Then what does that make those who resist the Zuckerbergs, Obamas, Clintons, Bezos, etc.?

    I should suggest “libertarians,” because to resist fascists is to stand for liberty and personal freedom.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  37. Dr. Girladi,

    Good News!

    UN-backed court: No proof Hezbollah leaders, Syria tied to Hariri assassination

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-backed-court-hezbollah-leaders-syria-not-tied-to-hariri-assassination/

  38. Saggy says:

    Since most of the internet is openly censored by the ADL* the first thing I did was scan the article for ‘adl’. Not finding the ADL mentioned I didn’t read the article.

    How in hell can someone write an article about controlling the narrative and not mention the explicit and acknowledged ADL censorship of the net?

    * https://www.adl.org/blog/facebook-google-twitter-microsoft-and-adl-announce-cyberhate-problem-solving-lab

    • Agree: VinnyVette, Thim
  39. @geokat62

    Dear ⭐⭐⭐geokat62,

    Thanks and my respect!

    • Replies: @geokat62
  40. @Biff

    And you can be economically destroyed at the tap of a button.

    You are deranged.

    • Replies: @trickster
    , @Biff
  41. @Miro23

    The whole dialogue is pointless hot air until Anglo Americans start to take individual responsibility for building THEIR society . . .

    You mean Anglo Americans like these:

    The Episcopal church might be seen as the core of Anglo institutional culture in USA.

    Mariann Budde is the bishop of the Episcopal church in Washington, DC.
    She condemned President Trump when Trump himself condemned the violation of an Episcopal church across from the White House

    Budde’s career has focused on demeaning (what has come to be called) White people, and the institutional Episcopal church has been pursuing that agenda for years

    Preaching Black Lives (Matter) is an anthology that asks, “What does it mean to be church where if Black lives matter?” Prophetic imagination would have us see a future in which all Christians would be free of the soul-warping belief and practice of racism. This collection of reflections is an incisive look into that future today. It explains why preaching about race is important in the elimination of racism in the church and society, and how preaching has the ability to transform hearts. While programs, protests, conferences, and laws are all important and necessary, less frequently discussed is the role of the church, specifically the Anglican Church and Episcopal Church, in ending systems of injustice. The ability to preach from the pulpit is mandatory for every person, clergy or lay, regardless of race, who has the responsibility to spread the gospel. For there’s a saying in the Black church, “If it isn’t preached from the pulpit, it isn’t important.”

    In the aftermath of the Charlottesville debacle, churches in heavily Episcopal Charlottesville were tutored by Episcopal bishop Michael Curry, reading from scripts supplied by ADL, to roundly condemn those “men in polo shirts” and to pledge their support for the corrupt city officials and even more corrupt police who aided and abetted the real rioters.

    Benjamin Ginsberg spells out in How the Jews Defeated Hitler that East Coast Anglo religious leaders who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Jewish zionist leaders as plans were laid to destroy Germany, France, Italy and others in the heart of Christian Europe.

    Put not your trust in Anglos.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  42. @geokat62

    Facepalm.

    And to think he’s the better of the two candidates.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  43. China! China! China! That evil Trump is picking on poor China! No mention of these social media and news outlets trying to screw Trump and his supporters on these platforms though.
    Just another Trump hit piece… Yawn!

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  44. One of the sites Uncle Sam dislikes is SouthFront which seems to run on a budget of $4-5000/month. Apparently the US Dept of State is seeking $130 million to counter SouthFront’s message along with a few more sites which don’t bend to the establishment widely discredited Middle East narrative: Israel, good. Palestinians, Syrians, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Russia, bad.

  45. @Anonymous

    Agree. After all isn’t Mr Giraldi retired CIA? “deep state.”

  46. anon[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Some Americans continue to believe that when they go to the internet they will get a free flow of useful information that will guide them in making decisions or coming to conclusions about the state of the world. That conceit might have been true to an extent twenty years ago

    Correction for the ex-CIA author:

    Some Americans continue to believe that when they go to the internet they will get a flow of information that is under the control of four “powerful CEOs” and not the 5-Eyes global total surveillance regime. That conceit was not even true to an extent twenty years ago since some of us worked in telephone companies and knew better.

  47. @Godfree Roberts

    Chinese Organic Model of the State vs. Zionist-ruled USA Proposition Nation model.

    If I remember correctly, Milton Friedman proposed that most Laws be stricken save a few basic principles; the interaction of citizens being arbitrated through lawsuits in Courts of Law i.e. paradise for Jews but Hell for the rest of us.

    • Replies: @Godfree Roberts
  48. A123 says:

    UN-Backed Court: Hezbollah Phones Operated as Covert Network

    The UN fails again. The evidence was there, yet the verdict was in direct opposition to the record. (1)

    … another judge, Janet Nosworthy, later said that judges had ruled that four different networks of mobile phones “were interconnected and coordinated with each other, and operated as covert networks at the relevant times.”

    When will the world abolish the UN? It is not simply useless, the UN actively makes things worse.

    Trump needs to deliver another round of UN funding cuts in 2021.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://www.timesofisrael.com/un-backed-court-hezbollah-leaders-syria-not-tied-to-hariri-assassination/

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
    , @anon
  49. Anonymous[584] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones

    Nobody is black or white.
    There are at least seven distinct racial groups of mankind amongst non kalleyPilley mlecch (seven Rishi)
    Puerile black white division is imbecilic leading to America overpoopulation of mulato quadroon octaroon etc nastiness fugliness ensues as west arya have nothing to do with bantu hebextianity admixes of lebantine filth

  50. trickster says: • Website
    @Bill Jones

    Biff and Chinaman are perpetually competing for “Moron of the Year Award” each trying to outdo the other with their childish assertions and Alice in Wonderland revelations and solutions.

    When it comes to paying I think I will follow the modus operandi of the prudent and criminal minded…will that be cash or cash.

    All this credit card stuff, paying with I-phone, debit cards is not for me. I have seen people buy a cup of coffee with their credit card. I understand that the companies involved in this type of electronic easy payment facilitation system can build a detailed psychological profile of the customer.

    Given my state of paranoia regarding the government and big business the Trickster likes to fly below radar. The least people know about me and my spending habits, the more I fade into the crowd the better.

    The man who is smart should dump all these electronic payment systems. The weigh scale of proverbial wisdom throughout the millennia tilts toward the side of silence, invisibility and camouflage.

  51. It should be obvious by now that the Federal government needs to exert real control over the Internet. The control? Any violation of any person’s First Amendment rights by a company operating on the Internet and not charging a fee for its services, should be a crime. Period.

  52. They are at war, are we?

  53. Frankly, I found this piece quite incoherent and ultimately incomprehensible. The author admits that “the internet is a national security issue”, and yet he thinks that the control of information effected by internet corporations, in concert with the U.S. state, is “dangerous”.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  54. trickster says:

    If you attend a poker game and you dont know who is the sucker, then the sucker is guess who ??

    Second question: If you have dealt with person(s) who have been caught in the lie why would you believe ANYTHING they say ?

    The whole social media thing is nothing but a colossal load of shit. Pick any subject and one can mine social media all day listening to the idiocy of the talking heads arguing the pros and cons. Add to that the opinions and comments of everyone from the high end corporate CEO’s to the shit house janitor and floor cleaner to family, friends and acquaintances to people you dont even fucking know who are Facebook buddies After an 18 hour listening binge, you are even more confused than ever. Bullshit baffles brains is as true today as it was yesterday. Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one and the contents are quite similar.

    How many times have we been lied to and yet many continue to slurp up the vomit they see and read on all these social media sites. People need to understand that these companies are not in business to inform or to tell the truth but to SELL advertising.

    As such, my solution is simple and elegant. Regard everything you see and hear on social media, the news, TV, the radio, friends and family as utter bunk………..and ignore them all !

    You will be amazed at how clear your thinking processes become and how much more joyful and uncluttered life can be.

    • Agree: Robjil
  55. Trinity says:

    Looking at those pictured above I can’t help but think that this is what happens when you live in a society ruled by lesser men or women. No wonder (((they))) are constantly bashing masculinity and patriarchal societies. Sorry, but I think those primitive societies that were made up of “toxic masculinity,” while not perfect, were more efficient and fair for everyone. A LOT of dweebs and females cannot handle power or authority, they go overboard because they have too much baggage. I’ll go out on a limb and say that effeminate males and females lack empathy when they attain power over another human. Someone like those pictured above would be at the bottom of the barrel if we were living on a frontier or wilderness somewhere. It has been my experience in life that weak men and females make the worst leaders, are the most cruel, the most paranoid, the least tolerant, etc., while in positions of power. Not bashing women, but the facts speak for themselves. Women were put here to nurture not lead. Those dweebs are not leaders of men.

  56. BADmejr says:
    @geokat62

    I agree completely. The push to mix up the world’s populations is completely destroying the very concept of what a nation is, and it is to the point that “nations” as they previously were known will cease to exist soon. As many of us know, a nation is merely a reflection of a common people, culture, history, etc. For much of early history, this meant a people growing from a tribe, later to a city-state, later to a kingdom or nation, and its borders were defined largely by the people within them.

    Today, it seems they wish to keep the arbitrary geographical lines between “nations” in place while dispersing all the crap of the world to every corner. We goyim are to be mixed up to the point that NONE of us have any shared blood, history, culture, whatsoever. A people so mixed will not have the ability or will to organize together against their common oppressors. While various races/ethnicities still exist, our means to effectively organize are hampered at every point. The free flow of information is being completely destroyed on the internet, and any who gain a following, and are not of the GloboHomo sort, are completely memory holed.

    It is unfortunate, but I cannot help but reach the conclusion that those in power have this so well figured out that there is no way for us to win. We are not going to be able to infiltrate and subvert the existing pillars of society the way the chosenites did for so long. The best we can do is survive through this transition and hope to rebuild when it inevitably collapses. Keep your loved ones safe, and prepare for the worst.

    • Thanks: geokat62
    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  57. @GMC

    Back during the Deep $tate malfeasance in the overthrow of the legitimate, elected government of Ukraine I was most active in opposition to Hillary’s agent, Nudelman (her original family name); $oro$ and the rest of the perps who conspired with Galician fascists to set up a pro-Globalist regime in that ever-suffering land. I had also been active on those Yahoo message boards in vehement opposition to the Zioni$ts genocidal “Cast Lead” assault on Gaza. At the time I was posting under a different cognomen.

    About four years ago I became exited from the scene and on return a few months back was not exactly shocked that the message boards had been dropped. Even though Yahoo has long been connected at the hip to the Deep $tate for surveillance purposes, it appears to me in retrospect that so much true information was appearing on the then internationally observed site, that on balance, the gatekeepers came to the decision that the boards had to go by the board.

    They were a good place to let off steam, but apparently so much steam got released into the environment that too many awakenings were developing on the part of lurkers who dared not post (jobs and social-status, dontcha know). However, many of those people were of the Boomer generation and now are retired and no longer quite so vulnerable. So perhaps those of us who shared our observations accomplished some positive things for all our efforts. Who knows, maybe some of those awakeners have gravitated to Unz (many still lurking, perhaps) and are enhancing their personal rehabilitation processes.

    After all, as Edmund Burke so tellingly remarked: “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for enough good men to do nothing.”

    An additional thought: The surveillance bots are not yet capable of depth analysis of their trackings. Thus the human factor enters into the equation. Consequently, a certain proportion of these loyal and trusted minions and minders become, shall we say, flipsides of the Stockholm syndrome and begin to subconsciously respect and then to covertly favor the “off message” posters. Some of those snooper agents then go through an epiphany and become the Edward Snowdens of tomorrow. After all, truth will inevitably out.

    • Replies: @Dirtyharriet
    , @GMC
  58. G J T says:
    @The Real World

    It’s not unheard of at all. Yahoo was late to the party, as most heavy-traffic MSM news sites had long ago disabled comments. Even the small-time, local news sites started doing it.

    The purpose, of course, is to keep people under the false impression that they are alone in their suspicion of, and disagreement with, MSM narratives. When comments sections are there, people can voice their dissent to one another, thereby emboldening and empowering them. Removing comments sections is about isolation and demoralization. The Jewish narratives the MSM peddles 24/7 are absolutely NOT popular, but when people cannot connect so easily with one another, the establishment is able to maintain the facade that these narratives and policies ARE popular.

    This is actually a huge development IMO. It has a real impact, and not enough people have talked about it or pushed back on it.

  59. @American Citizen 2.0

    So here’s the question Americans have to answer: do we believe that our fellow citizens are rational, responsible citizens capable of consuming information and making informed decisions for the good of the Republic. If you don’t believe that your fellow citizens can make rational decisions anymore, then freedom of the press should end because nobody is able to use the information being presented by the media to make decisions. …

    The Volstead Act entertained a similar logical fallacy: Americans can’t be trusted to handle alcohol responsibly, so we have to prohibit it.

    You think your slippery slope argument, which proposes a far stricter proscription, is going to succeed where Volstead failed so miserably?

    Personally, I think we have lost the level of trust that would make the free exchange of ideas possible and we should eliminate freedom of the press. We should have one national news media site run by a committee of true experts or government agency.

    This sounds like the kind of suggestion a card-carrying member of AIPAC would advance: Americans are just a bunch of dumb goyim who can’t be trusted, so let’s deprive them of their liberty before they do something dangerous.

    Like notice us.

    Nice handle, by the way. Much more creative than “robwin.”

    • Replies: @American Citizen 2.0
  60. @American Citizen 2.0

    Your small (r.) republican sentiments are appreciated. I must point out,though, that it surprises me that some libertarian true-believer–or an anarchist of related perspectives, has not already jumped all over your solutions favorable to augmentation of state-power.

    Seems to me that state aggrandizement has become a no-go zone ever since the Banksters overthrew our Republic at least as far back as their passage of the fateful “Federal” Reserve act during the Christmas holidays of 1913. Initially, that served as the enabling precondition for the blackmailed Woodrow Wilson to drag us into WWI on behalf of the Rothschild/Sanhedrin agenda. The corporate state grew into a behemoth during that war and the whole devolution has rocketed at warp-speed ever since.

    • Agree: American Citizen 2.0
    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  61. @ThreeCranes

    Would you rather have Marxist, Mr 57 States using his ‘hood accent back in the WH?
    Or perhaps his monosyllabic, denture-dropping, low-IQ, wannabe successor?
    Maybe Boy Bush, the MIC puppet?
    Or trailer trash, misogynist and predator Bubba Clinton?

    No, no…..we could resurrect the ultimate Deep Stater, Old Man Bush.

    Do you see my point? They are ALL highly problematic. Whereas I’m not a DJT cheerleader, I find him no worse than that crowd and much prefer his plain-spoken way.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    , @frontier
  62. nickels says:

    One word:
    Corporate Facism.

  63. Patricus says:

    Of those who spend any significant time on facebook or twitter how many ever read a book? How many register to vote then actually vote? I suspect the readers and voters are a small percentage of the facebook/google/twitter followers. Perhaps the mighty powers of Zuckerberg, Gates, Cook and others have been overstated.

  64. @G J T

    I don’t know why you typed that explanation. If you had comprehended my comment accurately, you’d realize I already understand all of that.

    Meanwhile, you contradict yourself with “It’s not unheard of at all.”….then later…..”This is actually a huge development IMO. It has a real impact,”. You should decide which you believe.

    The Yahoo thing was relevant b/c those boards have been there 20+ years and were enormous. It’s ALL ABOUT the election. I’ll wager anyone that those boards will be back by mid-Nov b/c they brought huge traffic to Yahoo.

  65. @geokat62

    Currently, there is a series of articles on Richard Lynn at The Occidental Observer. From Part 2 of the article:

    Lynn also took note of the Hart-Cellar Act passed by the US Congress in that year:
    It would inevitably entail a huge alteration in the ethnic nature of the American population. The Kennedy brothers wanted to make the United States a new society and a new people, more racially, ethnically, religiously and culturally diverse than any nation on earth. I thought there was little doubt that they would succeed in their strategy for the destruction of the American population as an ethnically homogeneous people of largely north-west European origin, and so it has proved.

    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/

  66. @Sean

    The real issue with Huawei for the “Five Eyes” is that there is no backdoor for their citizen surveillance program, which is run through the NSA and what the media has intentionally ignored about Snowdon’s warnings.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  67. Trinity says:

    Congrats to America and the rest of the West, you are being ruled by dweebs, Black thugs, fat chicks, emotional basket cases who happen to also be Zionist sociopaths, child molesters and other sexual deviants, backstabbing compromised Attaboys, 30 year old lifetime students and basement dwellers, and other assorted losers. Thank God Almighty, that we now live in a “progressive” and modern society.

  68. @BADmejr

    It will take a sizable entity, a territory or US state, to revolt. A President Whoreass might be the trigger for such an event.

    Remember, if they/(((they)) really had it all figured out, they wouldn’t require constant propaganda.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  69. American Citizen 2.0 says:
    @AnonStarter

    We do a lot to control the sale of alcohol though. You can only sell it with a license. You can’t make your own under most circumstances. You can only consume it in public in certain locations. You have to be of age to buy it. Etc. So it’s pretty highly regulated.

    TV broadcasting is regulated too. So there are limits to what people can put on the news. The internet, on the other hand, seems to be pretty much a free-for-all when it comes to information and that’s not working (in my opinion). Now that we are in the midst of a Communist Insurrection, I suppose it would be possible to simply convince our fellow citizens that the Leftist narrative is false, but that doesn’t seem to be working out very well. If you are a renter with no real job prospects then voting for free money seems to offer everything you could hope for and have no downsides. Unfortunately almost everyone is near destitute in America anymore. So what are we going to do about this? It seems like we can first elect a Communist government and then that government will impose restrictions on speech like what they have in China. Alternatively, we can just go ahead and admit that free flowing information on the internet was a libertarian fantasy that destroyed our civilization and stop it.

    I don’t see that we have any other alternatives unless, like I said in my previous post, you believe that it is still possible to convince our fellow citizens that they should just work and support themselves and be pro-Capitalism etc. Why would the majority choose the hard way to money when the Democrats/Communists are offering the easy way?

    I am not saying Free Speech should be banned entirely but this way of manipulating the masses with information that we are seeing unfold isn’t working for our greater good in my opinion.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  70. bob jones says:
    @Sean

    who gives a shit if Chinese “buy” Iphones- they will eventually steal everything.

    this “market” isn’t a market; it’s fool’s gold

  71. geokat62 says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Thanks and my respect!

    Likewise, Chuck!

    P.S. I’m in the land of the Homeric gods for my niece’s upcoming wedding on one of the islands not too far from my parents’ village. Bright and early tomorrow morning I’ll be making my second attempt to summit Mt Olympus with one of my nephews. I’ll be thinking about you Chuck, as I ascend this sacred mountain.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  72. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    If Hitler had the kind of power the Silicon Valley thugs are grabbing without repercussion, we’d all be speaking German.

    Is everyone in DC hamstrung by those Epstein videos that they won’t fight for our 1A? Epstein wasn’t the only honey trap, there’s others, but don’t count on the FBI uncovering those pedophiles.

    Those not found in bed with some kid were bribed or blackmailed some other way?
    It’s amazing how gutless DC hacks are, bending over backwards to shovel free money and weapons to Apartheid Israel–and protecting Israel from UN sanctions– but hiding when it comes to honoring their Oath of Office, the part that says defend the Constitution from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.

    The speed which our Bill of Rights is being trampled by those sworn to protect it is quickening, so that by this time next year, we won’t even have the brave Unz.com to practice our Free Speech.

    There’s only one way out of this slow death. A repeat of 1776.

  73. @Majority of One

    I must point out,though, that it surprises me that some libertarian true-believer–or an anarchist of related perspectives

    Neither affiliation is necessary to identify his suggestion as a bait-and-switch scam. Current arguments against the First Amendment favor those currently empowered to destroy it, and we know exactly who that is.

  74. @The Real World

    Actually, I believe Donald Trump is a decent man. It’s his manner of speaking that is ……uh, problematic (as you say). Yeah, that’s the word.

  75. @Stonewall Jackson

    I don’t know much about Millie Weaver except for her Shadowgate video. It shows how intel and military bigwigs retire from government into private entities that are getting rich using NSA collected data in their subversive agenda to manipulate the American people and promote foreign wars to plow and plunder the world.

    The timing of her SWAT arrest to the release of her video is obvious. The vile evil dark state that is the enemy of all of us does not want any exposure. The irony is that the congressional response to the revelations of Snowden was to privatize storage of surveillance collected data. There doesn’t seem to be any way that the dark state can be stopped. They are marching America off the end of a cliff. The US Empire of Insanity will end – a sign of its insanity is thinking it will rule the world.

  76. Miro23 says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Put not your trust in Anglos.

    There are a lot of crosscurrents in the story. It’s true what you say about majority young middle class Anglo participation in BLM protests and Antifa generally. But then again – Anglo USA (more working class) was solidly behind Trump in 2016 and elected him despite the highest volume of hate propaganda from the MSM.

    And Anglos aren’t directing ZioGlob USA but they’re certainly operating the engine room (military, CIA, FBI, MSM, administration etc.) shutting their mouths and keeping the machine running. I imagine that there are true believers but also plenty that are just keeping their heads down.

    The nearest parallel I can find is Spain 1936 just prior to the Civil War – with ethnic Spanish facing off against each other. On one side a weak leftist government scared of its own dominant violent Bolshevik faction + a radical leftist MSM + radicalized industrial/farm workers + leftist intellectuals (domestic and foreign) + radicalized leftist armed forces and police (about half).

    On the other side monarchists + Christians + the middle class (not very large) + rural traditionalist provinces + half the military (mostly army) and police + the nationalist Falange.

    It was a fight of town against town, neighbouring villages and even inter-family, roughly younger leftist intellectual internationalist types trying to ally with industrial workers fighting Spanish nationalists/traditionalists – with the better organized nationalists eventually winning in a very nasty fight.

    Looking at all this, it seems quite possible, that if the shooting starts, US Civil War II would see Anglo America split down the middle (including the military and police).

  77. anon[544] • Disclaimer says:

    They control most of the world’s information. I am sure the CIA is involved censoring and controlling information in other parts of the world. I’ve seen they tried to influence elections and public opinions in other countries. Facebook and Twitter would remove posts and suspend users regularly for having a political opinion they don’t like.

  78. The government and the msm and the internet are all under satanic zionist control and now with the zionist scam and psyop of cornavirus, we are being destroyed by these unhuman satanic demonic creatures.

  79. I completely respect Mr. Giraldi, but folks, it’s TIME to catch up to what is actually coming into view now, instead of rehashing what we already know, and what is coming into to full view is a full blown Technocracy based on an economy run by technocrats and Pseudo Scientists, forming a massive Oligarchic dictatorship.

    The Covid19 Operation has brought the Technocracy into clearer view.

    If you don’t get with the times, there will be no way to stop these people in forming a 100% automated system, where there will be no democracy, no politicians, no ownership (unless you are an overlord), but you will be chipped (See Gates’ donations to M.I.T. which is literally creating a skin tatoo).

    You can READ ALL ABOUT THEIR PLANS. Here is part of the core nest:

    Klaus Schwab’s website, World Economic Forum (WEF):


    http://www.weforum.org (not a forum but an information site, where all other globalist technocracy loving organizations are members).


    http://www.technocracyinc.org

    • Replies: @Robjil
  80. botazefa says:
    @Elroy Jetson

    Dad drilled into me, “Son, learn how to think, not what to think. You should not fear the government. The government should fear you.

    Dad ignored the advice he gave you.

    The government has little cause to fear you. Or me. We have a lot to fear from the government.

  81. @American Citizen 2.0

    I am not saying Free Speech should be banned entirely

    Just a moment ago, you wrote:

    Personally, I think we have lost the level of trust that would make the free exchange of ideas possible and we should eliminate freedom of the press.

    You present a protracted straw man, conflating regulation of a right with prohibition of it. Nobody who understands American law would argue that the First Amendment protects slander and libel, for example.

    I agree with the ABA’s proposal to compel tech behemoths to exercise more equity in permitting a broader platform of perspectives, which, given the worldview you’ve chosen to espouse here, is really the most practical solution.

    But, in essence, you’re no different than the liberals who allege that Russian interference cost Hillary the election, seeking to control the “official” narrative on the premise that Americans aren’t adult enough to make good decisions. Your argument is just the obverse of the same counterfeit coin.

    • Agree: Polemos
  82. Anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean

    Chinese firms no longer pretend to be independent of the CCP and pay explicit deference to Xi in the annual company reports.

    • Agree: AriusArmenian
  83. @Hans Vogel

    I should suggest “libertarians,” because to resist fascists is to stand for liberty and personal freedom.

    If that is the definition to be understood as contained in the term, then the collective element is missing. Serious flaw. Individual and collective(to be defined (multiple)), and especially on what lines these actuate both need inclusion. Being loyalty and competence both. Otherwise we will get columns here at unz.com to dissertate as on “Holocaust” and holocaust. That would set us back into the future some years at the rate the clearing and repetitum cycles go here.

    • Replies: @Hans Vogel
  84. @geokat62

    Thanks, George, and my best to your Mount Olympus ascent!

    Fyi, on Thursday, Trumpstein will descend into neighboring Old Forge Borough, and he plans to speak about how badly Biden did with the ZUS economy. 🤪

    Soon I will email you a pic of the Old Forge based, Dooley’s Pub & Eatery, which displays a warm GOP welcome to him.

  85. Robjil says:
    @freedom-cat

    Humans will soon question if the development of speech was a good idea after all. A commenter at this site said that #ICANTSPEAK would be a good motto for our time. Animals of the jungle or forest will soon be the freest animals on this planet. Humans with speech will be the least free species of animal on this planet. Everything that they say with this “gift” of speech will crippled them with fear. Thanks Zion for destroying the gift of speech for humanity.

    The “gift” of speech is also common in primates. They haven’t developed the concept of crime speech as of yet. Thus primates except humans are quite free to say what they want. Humans are not so free these days.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-05-chimpanzees-evolution-human-speech-ancient.html

    Monkeys use a quick succession of mouth open-close cycles at the same pace as humans. Humans it they used these mouth open/close cycles to say anything counter to the ruling classes. It is jail or outcast time.

    The evolution of speech is one of the longest-standing puzzles of evolution. However, inklings of a possible solution started emerging some years ago when monkey signals involving a quick succession of mouth open-close cycles were shown to exhibit the same pace of human spoken language.

    Chimps’ lip smacks are speech-like. Chimps have the closest speech patterns to humans.

    In the paper ‘Chimpanzee lip-smacks confirm primate continuity for speech-rhythm evolution’, published today, the 27th May, in the journal Biology Letters, a consortium of researchers, including St Andrews University and the University of York, led by the University of Warwick, have found that the rhythm of chimpanzee lip-smacks also exhibit a speech-like signature—a critical step towards a possible solution to the puzzle of speech evolution.

    A rhythm of 5 cycles per second in monkey lip-smacks is the same rhythm as in humans.

    Just like each and every language in the world, monkey lip-smacks have previously shown a rhythm of about 5 cycles/second (i.e. 5Hz). This exact rhythm had been identified in other primate species, including gibbon song and orangutan consonant-like and vowel-like calls.

    In all monkeys, stay in the forests. Beware, be careful how you develop your speech. Humans are failing in the speech department since 12.22.1913 on the grandest scale ever in the history of our planet.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  86. A123 says:

    Trump Posthumously Pardons Susan B. Anthony

    DNC recoils in horror. One staffer was heard wailing, “Dead people are only allowed to vote for Democrats.”

    Is this what Biden fears?

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  87. @Curmudgeon

    I should suggest “libertarians,” because to resist fascists is to stand for liberty and personal freedom.

    If that is the definition to be understood as contained in the term, then the collective element is missing. Serious flaw. Individual and collective(to be defined (multiple)), and especially on what lines these actuate both need inclusion. Being loyalty and competence both. Otherwise we will get columns here at unz.com to dissertate as on “Holocaust” and holocaust. That would set us back into the future some years at the rate the clearing and repetitum cycles go here.

  88. You people like rich people. You present yourselves to them.

    But, on a lighter note. All you chicken littles were saying the economy was going to tank, and it’s not tanking.

    Know why?

    Bullshit jobs. Most jobs a unnecessary. Bullshit. Your job is unnecessary. Thus, if you have a job, you get “gibs.” Free money for pretending like you’re doing something. So all of you “gibs” criticizers are hypocrites. Nobody needs your “jobs.” You don’t do nothing worthwhile for the world. Nothing.

    So get over it. The sky is not falling, and there is nothing wrong with a secure safety net for everybody.

  89. The narcisstic psychopaths that engineeted the 1990’s Dot Com Bubble thought that they would get away with their financial fraud schemes in Y2K with the internet shutting down, which did not happen.

    During the Clinton administration, when Blue Sky Laws were stricken for tech start ups, they said that these companies would provide the infrastructure for the internet, and we would reach the singularity, which would allow the internet to self-correct in the event of problems, as well as continue to advance, no longer requiring millions of obscenely overpaid computer scientists and an entire support network that assists them

    [MORE]

    After the internet dod not shut down from Y2K, they staged the 9/11 attacks, and were busted for doing that, and went to war with seven countries that had nothing to do with 9/11 or acts of terrorism on U.S. soil, strictly as a psy-op used to explain massive amounts of money being spent on Wall Street when the Pentagon was a money laundering front transferring money to Wall Street. We did not spend anywhere near the amount of money that they claim on the wars, which is why there was $21 trillion worth of accounting errors at the Pentagon. It is just not possible to make $21 trillion worth of accounting errors. Then in 2008 we relived it with QE, and more bailouts and TARP. $4.5 trillion in QE. Bonds were sold in order to buy back stock. $4.5 trillion worth of bonds were sold and $4.5 trillion worth of stock buy backs occured. If the corporations were not doing stock buy backs, they would be in far better shape financially. It is financial fraud. Then the IMF announced in December 2019 that Chinese GDP was expected to decline by 7%. Right after that the Chinese suddenly claimed that there was a highly fatal and highly contagious disease, even though this was all planned immediately after invading Iraq on the false flag that they had WMDs, were involved in 9/11, and threatened the safety of U.S. soil, by David Rockefeller in 2003. This viral myth was then transmitted to Bill Gates and Davos World Economic Forum, and Gates sponsored a simulation Event 201, using a high school students science project even though she knew nothing about viruses, and was only a high school student. Even though there were only 150 cases reported outside of China, the WHO which is under the management of the Economic Council of the U.N. announced a deadly and highly contagious pandemic on March 11,2020. OPEC negotiations deteriorated in January and the oil market and dollar started unravelling and the oil market crashed in the spring. This is all just more of the same from the psychopaths that want to depopulate the planet. I say to them, you first! You have done enough harm! We do not need any more of your stupid ideas! The world was working just fine before all of you came along! 

    Just as the staged 9/11 attacks were used as a national security excuse to spy on American citizens for the purposes of theft of data, intellectual property, and actual property, covid19 is being used as an excuse for spying, intellectual property theft, and property theft.

    If you have to spy on people in order to do your job, you simply are too mentally incompetent and lazy to do your job and should be fired for being a predatory psychopaths that violates the rights of others for your own narcisstic endeavors. Get a job that does not reqire you to violate the rights of another person. You are obviously employed in a field that you are unfit for and unqualified to bbe in if your mental incompetency requires you to commit numerous class one felonies against another person. You really should be in prison for being a sick, sadistic, evil, gluttonous, predator and complete fraud!

    It is no surprise at all that we are now in a great depression, since the psychopaths deregulated creating the exact same condidtions that led to the first Great Depression during the Bill Clinton administration, which has continued through to the present time with all administrations. Since the tech companies have fraudulent business models and have to keep creating these national emergencies in order to continue their rapacity, they are now advocating for socoalism, rather than allowing these fraudulent ponzi scheme and data theft companies to fail, like the S&Ls did in 1987, and we quickly recovered without national disaster. They want to privatize profits and socialize losses. It is no longer a free flow of information and exchange of ideas. The tech companies have conflicting interests and are not qualified to censor anyone any more that McDonalds is qualified to censor anyone. The medical community also has grotesque and obscene conflicting interests.  You thought that you would get away with it! 

    The problem is corruption. If these corrupt gluttonous institutions were suddenly socialized, they would become larger and demand even more money for their survival. Greed still exists among socialists. George Soros is a great example of this. He is a socialist worth over $33 billion. Elon Musk is another multi-billionaore socialist. Who is getting the fair share here? In Iran, at the start of the Islamic revolution, it was a socialist revolution that used Democracy at Work that socialist professor at University of Amherst and frequent Sputnik Loud and Clear guest Richard Wolfe calls for. Well, surprise surprise! The democracy at work program in Iran ended up reducing hours, accountability for inefficiency, raising wages, and sucking more money out of the government with each organization competing with the other for higher segments of government funding, then the government had to step in and end the democracy at work, because the democracy chose to place its own desires and needs above the rest of society, exactly as it is in a capitalist system. If people are greedy and corrupt to the point that they are in America, there is no viable solution with those same individuals being allowed to make descisions with lawless unaccountability.

    The Obama administration suddenly “worried” that atmospheric space weather would destroy communications by causing EMPs, even though the cloud is in satellites, fiber-optic cable is unaffected by EMPs, and the internet is not in a single location, which is why it is called the World Wide Web.

    You are all so fucking stupid that it makes my head spin!

    Please, do the world a favor and just kill your selves so that we can get on with our lives! You can’t win because you are wrong. Wake up and face reality! 

    The medical community is involved because of Obamacare cuts, tighter restrictions on opioid prescriptions, and opiod lawsuits by state and local governments. There is already $800 billion of medical fraud a year. These are crooks and snake-oil salesmen. The conflict of interest here is ludicrous! Is it any surprise that the corrupt medical community is demanding money from the Federal government in collusion with Silicon Valley and the Federal Reserve?! This is a free for all for the psychopathic predators using blatanant medical, scientific, and financial fraud and these people belong in prison for fraud, terrorism, and treason!

    We are not safe until they are in prison! How many times to we have to be subjected to this?!

    What covid response is is a CIA tactic. It is in fact attacks on individuals by institutions. Saul Alinsky must have been one of the most evil and one of the most stupid people that has ever lived in America. We are watching his 13 Rules For Radicals playout in real time. This is 100% illegal. It employs violations of RICO laws, in addition to fraud, and constitutional rights violations. It is a proven fact that torture is counter-productive. It has been proven that torture does not work, but Saul Alinsky’s 13 Rules For Radicals employ psychological torture in addition to the total destruction of peoples lives through the use of entirely illegal tactics. There is nothing radical about Saul Alinsky’s tactics at all, unless radically status quo, radically fascist, and radically elitist could be considered radical. 

    It seems that Charles Manson has taken over “The Movement.” We now have Hitler groupies in America, romanticizing Adolph Hitler. On the other extreme side we have BLM that is in league with the Weather Underground terrorists Bill Aires and Susan Rosenberg. The fact that BLM is funded by Wall Street and large international corporations proves that it has been hijacked by the very people that the original BLM protesters were protesting. BLM is a pro Wall Street astro-turph network that is a violent version of The Tea Party astroturph network that was hijacked by David Koch and Wall Street. Check the sponsors and you will see that they are funded by many of the same institutions. 

    The institutions are the problem, and BLM is an agent of the institutions that have destroyed America. 

    Saul Alinsky must have known absolutely nothing about human nature at all. Or, maybe he just assumed that everyone was the same as Elliot Abrahms. I refuse to provide positive reinforcement for sick, sadistic, illegal, destructive, behavior. Rewarding evil behavior encourages more evil behavior and makes the world a more evil place to live in.

    Saul Alinsky must have had, and those employing his tactics have severe behavioral problems that are so severe that their behavioral problems have led them to a life of serial criminality of sadistic, abusive, predatory crime. It is really sick as hell. These are psychopaths that belong in federal penitentiaries. They have dedicated their lives to being wrong, illegal, deviant,  sadistic, and evil. It is total insanity. 

    A tactic that would be legal would be a petition to change a regulation or law or boycott a company that is violating human rights or the environment or something of that nature. That is not an illegal, evil, sadistic, cowardly, tactic. The White House even has allowed people to create petitions on its website.

    Saul Alinsky was not a community organizer. He was a community terrorist.

    Saul Alinsky uses premeditated, deliberate, criminally organized tactics with the clear intent to harm an individual through organized targeted harassment and organized stalking.

    Since the stated goal is to harm, and isolate an individual and the stated techniques are the use of organized, targeted, harassment, and stalking, which are both illegal also, this is organized crime in violation of RICO laws.

    Here are his tactics that do not work, since they are stupid, wrong, sadistic, evil and illegal.

    1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
    2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
    3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
    4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
    5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
    6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
    7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
    8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
    9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
    10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
    11. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
    12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
    13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

    People that employ such tactics are not flesh and blood, but flesh eating bacteria. Avoid them like the plague! 

    Andrea Iravani

  90. Agent76 says:

    Mar 19, 2020 Why you should get paid for your data | Jennifer Zhu Scott

    The world’s most valuable tech companies profit from the personal data you generate. So why aren’t you getting paid for it?

    JANUARY 29, 2020 New Bill Would Make Needed Steps Toward Curbing Mass Surveillance

    The Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act is a Strong Bill That Builds on Previous Surveillance Reforms.

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/new-bill-would-make-needed-steps-toward-curbing-mass-surveillance

  91. @G J T

    Removing comments sections is about isolation and demoralization. The Jewish narratives the MSM peddles 24/7 are absolutely NOT popular, but when people cannot connect so easily with one another, the establishment is able to maintain the facade that these narratives and policies ARE popular.

    In recent months, churches, bars, gyms, and pro-reopening demonstrations have all been vilified for precisely the same reasons.

    Remember, taverns were hugely important breeding grounds for the American Revolution.

    • Agree: Polemos
  92. @obwandiyag

    So get over it. The sky is not falling, and there is nothing wrong with a secure safety net for everybody.

    Excellent!

  93. @A123

    DNC recoils in horror.

    I was ready to dump on the pardon, but now I think it’s a very good, low-cost, jiu-jitsu PR move that plays great against the Dem Convention hatefest and takes some wind out of the Narrative’s sails with regard to the anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

    This symbolic move also doesn’t really allow any great countermoves from the DNCCCP.

    • Replies: @A123
  94. @obwandiyag

    there is nothing wrong with a secure safety net for everybody.

    Whatever that means, EXACTLY. Ask 10 people and you’ll get at least 8 different definitions.

    We have safety net programs and have had for decades. They’re for a temporary hand-up when you need it. But, the obvious point in life is to build your own safety net like an intelligent, capable adult. Who do you think pays for the programs? Those people do.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  95. A123 says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    This symbolic move also doesn’t really allow any great countermoves from the DNCCCP.

    The SJW’s and Bernie Bros. are now loudly “cancelling” Susan B. Anthony as racist. Could this be a Trump 5-D chess move designed to drive a wedge between female voters and PoC voters?

    PEACE 😇

  96. @ThreeCranes

    I’m reading Polanyi right now. His discussion of the organic state is fascinating.

  97. Anonymous[634] • Disclaimer says:
    @Priss Factor

    Right, Priss Factor, and where this takes on horrors of Darwinian proportions, or, depending on your view of reality, ontological significance, is that these “lone genius” tech leaders are also the most disgusting beta-male douchebags ever assembled in one place, except maybe at the top of the FBI with Comey, McCabe, Strzk, et al, or worse yet, among the Republicans in Congress whose only real use for our flag is wiping off their chin after meeting with that tech bunch behind closed doors. Talk about the banality of evil. . . To summarize Richard Perle’s observation about Jewish power in America, there are not 5 out of the 535 members of Congress who do not do the Jews bidding or find themselves unelectable at the very next election.

  98. Pft says:
    @G J T

    Its definitely a real problem. Hardly anyplace allows comments now and many of those that do are heavily moderated/censored. Those few that allow comments w/0 much censorship get warned by Google , Facebook, Twitter that they will be punished in some form or another for violating their terms of service

    Only just started with twitter, hate it because I tend to be long winded , but there is nothing else out there. Pretty hard to communicate.

    Fact is all these tech companies and other industries are just the private arm of government. Its all public private partnerships now, which is basically Mussolinis economic fascism. In return for censoring content they get big government contracts and government buys the data they collect on us.

  99. @Robjil

    Look at glossolalia, called speaking in tongues. But that’s religious mythology. There are no tongues, no languages, involved, and nothing spiritual. It is pre-linguistic vocalizations, instinctive in humans. Go bla-bla then vary the sounds. You will probably find it easy.

    If it’s easy for humans to blabber vocal sounds at each other it won’t be long before someone in the family starts to repeat certain patterns and give particular implications to them. So soon this family will have language.

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  100. anon[102] • Disclaimer says:

    I see in tech censorship an opportunity for Chinese, Indian, Russian, Indonesian, or even Iranian tech companies to step in a provide an English language non-censoring twitter alternative, google alternative, and even facebook alternative. They wouldn’t have to worry about antifa mobs throwing bricks at their headquarters. They could provide it, and watch people flock to it. Money is on the table boys. Take it. Fuck Seattle and Fuck San Fransico and Fuck Silicon Valley.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @Hans Vogel
    , @anon
  101. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    This is to Mr. Giraldi,
    I was in the service and had background checks conducted for no actual good reason. Background checks get done when you want to purchase a firearm or work for security, the CIA, or maybe you would like to be a private investigator. So with all this that happens to private citizens looking to work in specific fields, why wouldn’t the same due diligence apply to someone and their party seeking to be the president of the US. It’s pretty obvious that the FBI and news has been lax on a lot of people especially american haters elected to Congress and the slew of anti white american haters to governor, but now we are also expected to grovel before the antiwhite america Presidential candidates? No background checks and does the intel services now agree with the antiwhites, like the FBI who cheered gassing an killing children in Waco or the shooting of the mother in the head holding her baby in Ruby Ridge?
    Considering you were former CIA, what is your take on this? Should some people be concerned? Did anyone ever consider your loyalty to the country was that a good thing. I know Obama had no loyalty to the country because all he wanted to do was change it, him and his wife were anti white along with the left and independents plus 99 percent of all white atheists who want to wipe out the religious christians. I see you wanted to tout yourself as conservative but I am not exactly sure of your meaning of conservative. I also don’t feel any kind of loyalty toward non christians and leftists in general. I am sure you felt no loyalty toward President Bush.

  102. @VinnyVette

    Oh, wake up and smell the coffee Vinny.

    Stop seeing every issue thru the prism of the progressive-conservative, 2 party two-step!

    Its doesn’t matter which of the business parties the CEO of the USA is from – if all we’re being controlled by a technological state.

    How are you going to defend yourself – and your loved ones – if you don’t even know what the problems are?

  103. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    How many Masters can you have? If you can only have one, who will it be?

  104. @A123

    Off topic.

    But since you ask: “When will the world abolish the UN?”

    Just as rough guesstimate, I would say never given the UN Organization was a Rothschild/Rockefeller project – and especially now that the US State Department has appropriated the UN Secretary General’s office – even his spokesman being from State!

    Btw A123, how’s things in Langley, these days? Hope you’re getting paid for the overtime you put in!

    • LOL: A123
  105. @Brás Cubas

    Brás, its the age old philosophical problem: ‘Who guards the guardian?’

    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
  106. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    A bit of a rationalist, materialistic, left-brain take. Okay, I’ll say it quickly. There are a lot of people who happen to have experienced things only explainable rationally as cases of reincarnation. But the people educated in Newtonion/Cartesian logic have trouble with that as it does not fit into their limited to five senses weltansschaung.

    Sometimes I find myself articulating something in a totally unfamiliar tongue. It is never blabber. On one occasion a young Hispanic dude and I held about a two minute conversation in some currently unknown tongue. His friends standing around us got totally into it and afterwards asked both of us what we were talking about. With sheepish grins we simply explained that it just happened.

    For me it’s purely situational and seems to come out of the blue. The readiness of its flow and the vivid expostulation has convinced me it’s for real–even if I don’t know afterwards what the hell it was that I just said.

    • Replies: @Polemos
  107. lloyd says: • Website
    @The Real World

    Yahoo news is shocking. I get the mental picture of catty man hating young women, left wingers, and people of colour in the Yahoo news room, between endless coffees and biscuits, trolling global news and writing Yahoo articles that disseminate their smug view of the world. Actually I am sure there really is such a news room at least in Zoom. There was recently a Yahoo article on a recent controversy about exams in Scottish schools. I couldn’t understand its spluttering language. So I looked for comments to illuminate. They would expose what I suspected was a plot to lower academic standards. Instead I found the Orwellian Yahoo statement that Yahoo had blocked comments to stop hate speech and improve community standards.

  108. frankie p says:
    @geokat62

    I’m glad that you correctly say the the WEST is in a war for its survival, and it is certainly a central issue of our time for the WEST, but I note that for the rest of the world, things go on as usual. The morally bankrupt (((elite))) will not succeed in their plot to miscegenate the world. There is too much rational thinking going on in the rising powers of the world. The declining west is lost, I fear, and there’s not enough push back against this bizarre narrative of mixing the races. That said, look at countries like China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Iran, Turkey, and pretty much all of the global south, and you will find the majority of the world’s population, happy to live in a nation state with borders that are strictly enforced against illegal immigration. You will find a populace who want to live among people from their own culture and race, people who speak their language both linguistically and culturally. They prefer to have a government made up of people from their own race, acting on the behalf of their own people. They do not hate those from other races and cultures, and in many cases they have great respect for other cultures and races that have achieved great things. They just adhere to the idea that the different races and cultures should continue to live separately, in their own nations, with some natural, organic mixing and immigration.

    It’s the (((top-down))), (((tikkun olam))) version of things that has f***ed up the west beyond recognition. The frog is in the boiling water. Poor frog.

    • Agree: Robjil, anarchyst, Rurik
    • Replies: @geokat62
  109. Biff says:
    @Bill Jones

    And you can be economically destroyed at the tap of a button.

    Like everyone else? Is your money any more secure in your bank? Are you gonna be able to be a successful independent businessman without a bank account somewhere?

    With the future going crypto(and taking me with it) It will be the caveman that struggles.

  110. @Majority of One

    I always enjoyed Yahoo MBs and frequented them for 18+ years, less the gap due to their previous shutdown in 2006. The tone of the boards in recent years became decidedly anti -Israel despite the best efforts of the Hasbara brigades. Methinks this is the real reason they were once again shut down. Just prior to, A commenter was bragging that Verizon now had an outpost in Israel. Verizon owns Yahoo. He/she seemed to have inside info on some of those with anti-Israel views.

  111. @Sick of Orcs

    “Remember, if they/(((they)) really had it all figured out, they wouldn’t require constant propaganda.”

    The constant propaganda serves the purpose for preventing the people from doing any critical thinking, much less some reflection (which takes time).

    Most (i.e., 50% +1) people are mentally lazy enough to just accept – and then parrot – the “official narrative” and they get noticeably annoyed / upset when confronted with the truth of a situation, no matter how many facts and figures we put in front of them.

    As one of America’s great writers, Mark Twain, said all those years ago:

    “Its easier to fool people than convince them that they’ve been fooled.”

    Cheers!

    • Agree: Hiram of Tyre, Robjil
  112. vot tak says:

    “All the sites affected are considered to be politically conservative and no progressive or liberal sites were included.”

    Actually the google & co. zionazi-gay news filtration system targets the left more than it does the right, since they themselves represent a far right world view. What Giraldi calls here progressive or liberal are neither. They are rightwing neoliberal fascist/zionazi little different from the far right zionazi sludge he claims are buried. The real left, the real progressives were deep sixed by these far right fascist zionazi-gay conglomerates a long time ago. What these zionazi-gay population management outfit have done is vanquished the left, their only real opposition, and promoted their preferences of minorly different rightwing propaganda.

    They bury real news under reams of zionazi-gay site propaganda.

  113. @The Real World

    You fuking idjut. You didn’t even read my post. I said your “job” is welfare. So you are on welfare. Half the country is on welfare. Do you have a temporary job or a real job. If it’s not temporary, then you’re on permanent welfare. Oh, I give up. You just want to hear yourself repeat the same old worn-out platitudes all the other chumps on here mime like thoughtless monkeys.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  114. @Biff

    I think that the entrenched-money-power is certainly vulnerable to losing their $3 billion per day global cash-cow, but they will just find some other way to make up for it.

    They are already covering their actual costs by 50-to-1 through $500 billion of interest charges on outstanding balances every 18 months. The other $1 trillion from the concealed-credit-charges is all gravy.

    Among the most important side-effects is that the system cripples small business. The restaurant owner in Boston in 1991 was losing $40,000 per year just to American Express. The 5% fee is determined against the gross throughput or $800,000 in this case, but the $40,000 may well represent a significant portion of gross profits – like 30% or so.

    And I recall from my university days in the 1980’s that many waiters / serving personnel were required by the restaurant owners to cover the cost of the credit card fees. So if a customer paid with a face value voucher of $100 from Amex, then the waiter only got credit for the $95 net when cashing out at the end of the night.

    Like most everything else, China has cost / benefit tradeoffs. I hope that they can collectively direct the benefits of it into significantly greater efficiency and gains for everyone instead of converting it into a funding source for just another form of coercion.

    • Replies: @Biff
  115. @PetrOldSack

    I see your point. What terms would you suggest? Surly you will agree with me that “progressive” is a misnomer, because it implies striving towards a somehow more advanced goal, leading to some general improvement (progressives as the term indicates, move forward).

    Conservatives, on the other hand, want to restore lost liberties. They certainly do not want to conserve what is in place, because all those liberties have been abolished or subverted.

    As for that H-word you mentioned, no serious and self-respecting historian wants to touch it, because it is not open to free historical research.

  116. GMC says:
    @Majority of One

    We probably crossed trails cause I was always fighting the trolls during the Maidan and after – There were about a half dozen of us, as I recall. Yahoo was a place where you could get 100 thumbs up or 100 thumbs down – lol lol – they were probably a starting point – of many of awake people today. I sure have learned a whole lot since those days – thanks to dozens of good Alternate Sites and writers. Keep posting – there are more to awaken. Thanks

  117. GMC says:
    @Realist

    It was an easy place to read if you had an e mail acct. – I cut my teeth there and learned how to read BS but also learned a lot about the game of trolls that were always on my ass. Yahoo was like the South side of Chicago – a school for street sense, without having to fight out of a bad situation – just write – lol

  118. @Patagonia Man

    I see. Thanks for the reply. The U.S. has become a bit of an enigma lately. I guess writers like Giraldi do their best to explain the situation.

  119. Biff says:
    @Timothy Madden

    Among the most important side-effects is that the system cripples small business. The restaurant owner in Boston in 1991 was losing $40,000 per year just to American Express. The 5% fee is determined against the gross throughput or $800,000 in this case, but the $40,000 may well represent a significant portion of gross profits – like 30% or so.

    In essence it is simply like a tax, but more accurately, it’s taxation without representation. That’s supposed to be illegal, but we’re talking about criminal bankers here.

  120. geokat62 says:
    @frankie p

    It’s the (((top-down))), (((tikkun olam))) version of things that has f***ed up the west beyond recognition. The frog is in the boiling water. Poor frog.

    Spot on.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  121. I agree with you that the dumb (m)asses are too easy to control, but The Founding Faddas “new” idea about “the consent of the governed” has mostly worked out.

    Observe cannabis legalization. The Fedstapo clings to their evil drug war while 44 States told them to cram it.

    There is hope.

  122. Anti-war voices appear noticeably silent today. Most appears to come from conservative, right-wing libertarians on alternative news sites. We may be “in the middle of an information war”, which only helps conceal the real military conflagration mankind is moving towards – world war.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Replies: @Polemos
  123. @anon

    Well, there is VK (Russian non-censored FB) and there is Telegram, also Russian and better than Whatsapp. And the Russian Yandex search engine is quite good.

    Long live Russia!

    • Replies: @Miro23
  124. @geokat62

    Dear Frankie p & geokat62,

    Via “Stimulus,”🤑 is (temporarily) fattening dumb goyim frogs for Supremacist Jew snakes.

  125. @ChuckOrloski

    Hey Orloski!

    You better watch out for Millie’s “Infowars” connection, and the eternal spin.😈

  126. Trinity says:

    Until the advent of the internet I knew nothing at all about the JEWISH TAKEOVER OF THE SOVIET UNION. I knew nothing about the HORRIFIC SLAUGHTER OF Nicholas II and his family or the systematic starvation of MILLIONS of Ukrainians and others in the MANUFACTURED FAMINE known as the Ukrainian Famine or more commonly the Holodomor. I knew nothing of the MILLIONS of German women raped by the Allied soldiers, the bulk done by the Soviets and Mongolians, however, that is not to say that the other “good guys” comprised of American, British, French and others didn’t share in the party. I knew nothing about the Eisenhower Death Camps nor the TRUE STORY OF PEARL HARBOR. I could go on and on about how I discovered how we have been lied to over and over and over, and the lies often were meant simply to cover up the atrocities or benefit a certain (((tribe of people.))) And now that the cat is out of the bag, (((these people))) seek to control the narrative once again. Is it too late or just in time??

    I started becoming aware of the JQ a few years before the internet, however. It all started to make sense and it became so glaringly obvious that the lies we were fed were ridiculously comical. Jews were always depicted as wise, noble, and morally superior people who had been persecuted through the ages for no reason at all other than they were different and worshiped a strange religion. Everyone from Egyptians, to Palestinians to Germans to Russians and even mongrel Americans hated Jews for no reason whatsoever other than non-Jews were inherently anti-Semitic. We were told tales of horrific suffering by Jews in the Holocaust, but is or was this self projecting? Were these tales meant to cover up or downplay any revelation of the crimes orchestrated and carried out in the former Soviet Union by Jews? Surely, IF we were preoccupied 24/7 with the Germans beastly torture of Jews in the Holocaust, we wouldn’t know of or question Jewish atrocities against Ukrainians or other Eastern Europeans. The Lavon Affair, USS Liberty, the 5 Dancing Shlomos, the Holodomor, etc., even in 2020, the average American to this day has no idea about any one these stories and most believe the official narrative of the JFK assassination as well or worse, they could care less about any of it. And then you have the group of people who are too prideful to accept the fact that they were dumb enough to be duped for so long and WILLFULLY IGNORE THE FACTS.

    • Agree: Robjil
  127. Miro23 says:
    @Hans Vogel

    Well, there is VK (Russian non-censored FB) and there is Telegram, also Russian and better than Whatsapp. And the Russian Yandex search engine is quite good.

    Long live Russia!

    As a international news source there’s also RT (Russia Today). I used to look at it occasionally, but now every day because it has those stories that the Western MSM either blank out or distort beyond recognition.

    Also the Daily Mail is a special case. It covers a lot of stories that the MSM won’t touch – still following the MSM line, with 100% comment censorship regarding Jews and Blacks – but still giving the facts and lots of photos. Quite useful really, and there are vast amounts of comments making clear that majority UK public opinion is traditionalist British. Commenters are also getting good at highlighting ZioGlob BS (the stuff that Pompey keeps pushing).

  128. anon[544] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    The US would ban alternatives under the excuse of national security.

  129. @obwandiyag

    Calm down, sparky. Start there first.

    It’s possible you have some sort of valid point but who can know that with your wild and jumbled rambles? Try deciding WHAT your point is, make it concisely and eliminate the useless word-filler. You’re welcome.

  130. KA says:

    Speaking at a campaign rally in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, President Trump said his decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv was done largely to please evangelical Christians, saying they were “more enthusiastic” than the Jews were. http://www.antiwar.com

    Evangelical sheep has been pitchforked into the limelight of the stupidity and pride by the arbiter of the discourse -Israel.

    After 911, Israel was reminding the Christians how Spain was invaded occupied and exploited by the Arabs for centuries.

    Muslims would be stupid to accept the Israel-Kushner-AIPAC narrative but don’t hope so . UAE and Saudis and even possibly the Palestinian Authority are already blaming the Evangelicals .

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  131. @KA

    Evangelical sheep has been pitchforked into the limelight of the stupidity and pride by the arbiter of the discourse -Israel.

    True, though the Evangelicals do matter. The problem lies not in narratives that include them, but in those that blame them to the exclusion of the arbiter of discourse, and those that include both, yet diminish the significance of the arbiter’s influence.

    Muslims would be stupid to accept the Israel-Kushner-AIPAC narrative but don’t hope so . UAE and Saudis and even possibly the Palestinian Authority are already blaming the Evangelicals .

    Muslims don’t accept any such thing. Pretenders do.

    I’d say that even the pretenders, however, know full well where the lies are stacked. In this case, they’re careful not to knock them over and spill them for the sake of political advantage. This would explain any rhetoric focused upon Evangelical influence over American foreign policy to the exclusion or whitewashing of the usual suspects.

    But the real Muslim world? Not a chance.

  132. You gotta laugh …

    So, is the FBI now playing the role of controlled opposition?

    “FBI slammed after tweeting out ZION PROTOCOLS, history’s most notorious anti-Semitic pamphlet”

    https://www.rt.com/usa/498466-fbi-protocols-zion-scandal/

    • Replies: @anon
  133. anon[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    I see moron , UN doesn’t work for the Jew anymore ,does it !

    It should have never been brought into existence .
    Jews still would be living outside the Palestine somewhere in the mountains of Azerbaijan or France , Iraq war wouldn’t have happened , Iran sanctions would not have happened , and
    Olie Honlohein of wouldn’t have provided the information on Harri supplied by the crime family known as Israel .

  134. KA says:

    Truths still sometimes seep through the myriad layers of prevarication . Or may not be the truths but the take home message ,through it may not be the intended goals .

    “Israel’s military has said such sales could weaken the nation’s strong advantage in the Middle East. Without the support of the Israeli government, it is unlikely Congress would support the sale. In exchange, Israel will suspend annexation of occupied West Bank territory. Even if the Trump White House were to announce its intent, selling the F-35s would take six to eight years and could be undone by a future administration.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/world/middleeast/trump-netanyahu-israel-uae.html

    Tacit admision that the Israeli supremacy is maintained by USA .Congress is beholden to Israel not to USA’s interests . In exchange for diplomatic relation , Israel is just suspending not shelving and scupperring the annexation plan ( Didn’t Obama get similar deal from Israel built around Israeli promise of postponing the commission of a crime ?) Will Biden undo the support to annexation and the embassy move ? I guess NYT will scream about the abuses of the presidential power .

    “Many of the top foreign policy advisers to Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic presidential nominee, were officials in the Obama administration and are skeptical of weapons sales to the Gulf Arab nations because of the many civilians killed by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war.” from above article

    Why doesn’t NYT try to throw some light on Biden’s selective application of the conscience ?

    What have happened to Gaza, Syria and Lebanon lately because of the “superiority “ we have guaranteed to Israel?

    Second skepticism doesn’t absolve one the guilt particularly when everybody knew what was happening then and Saudi Arab was facing any threat .

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  135. KA says:

    Beyond that, the seven emirates that make up the UAE are virtually “family-run businesses,” says Middle East historian Joshua Teitelbaum of Bar-Ilan University. The rulers’ consistent goal has been to “make themselves a world player,” and they see the breakthrough with Israel as doing that.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/18/netanyahus-diplomatic-sleight-hand-cant-hide-his-failures-home

    Israel has successfully sold the notion that to become a world player one has to seek Israeli approval.

  136. @KA

    Aware, KA wrote: “Tacit admision that the Israeli supremacy is maintained by USA.” .

    Hey, KA, above, 👍!

    Please go to video below at 33.20? Listen to the speaker who said: “We have only one (1) Party and it’s the Military Industrial Party.”

    To kill people around the world, for Wall Street profits, is the work of the Synagogue of Satan.

    America is ruled by satanists.

    Thanks & my respect, KA.

  137. anon[390] • Disclaimer says:

    Hey speaking of managing the narrative! We all know UNC’s Burnett Womack Center got busted right off the bat for cooking up COVID-19. Francis Boyle at the Center for Study of Obvious caught UNC bragging about it. So now we get CIA’s limited hangout No. 1. “Accidents” at the Gillings School!

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/08/17/propublica-university-of-north-carolina-covid-lab-cited-for-risk-of-accidents-pure-coincidence/

    Chief mad scientist Baric sez no way, COVID is a very different strain than the deadly stuff we let leak out. Of course it is. Battelle took it and subbed weaponization at several overseas labs.

    CIA made this bioweapon, ran it through the US population to give a taste for human flesh, attacked China and Iran with it, and spread it all over to camouflage their multiple introductions. Gina’s gonna swing for this at Khabarovsk 2.0, when she loses the unrestricted warfare war.

  138. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @Patagonia Man

    “ZION PROTOCOLS”
    is a straw man argument created by Zionist to beat down the debate obliterate the resistance and throw mind back to the stone age when people used to believe in the privileges rights and arbitrariness of the Chosen People .

    Reading the books and reports on the continued aggression exploitation , torture of Palestinian ,Lebanese,Syrian under Israeli regime and continued exploitation of the world institutions and the powers like UK,USA,France,Germany or Russia doesn’t leave room for the imagined protocol to appreciate the wickedness of the Zionism.

  139. frontier says:
    @The Real World

    That’s not the point. @ThreeCranes made it clear that Trump is the better choice and in that light, your reply is incoherent. Moreover, you make two other & serious errors, one by omission, the other by commission. You missed the all important issue of fake choice – the presidents you enumerated didn’t have better alternatives either… just like today. Second, if we focus on real world results – debt, unemployment, strife, inflation, monopolization, freedom of speech… Trump is the worst of the bunch. You claim to respect the real world, no? Strange how little you’re aware of it, electing to believe theatrics and pompous words.

    • Replies: @The Real World
  140. Polemos says:
    @Majority of One

    Emerson writes in “The Oversoul” about Jove communicating with Jove through us, the Oversoul knowing when to move us into positions to communicate or pass meaning from one individual to another, or when to inspire a poet to write or an orator to speak.

    I’ve also been a participant in a communicative type of glossolalia, admittedly when I was no longer in a charismatic church and left that framework behind. Since then, I’ve come to understand how many of the Universe’s actors use nonverbal communications with one another, whether by giving each other a “rote” as Robert Monroe called these (complex, interconnected embodied symbols) or by sympathetic vibration in one of the modalities you occupy—one way of saying you share an image, an emotion, a spiritual bonding, and far beyond.

    The babbling is a cover for the conscious mind to move it out of the way —much like chanting or repetitive prayer or ritual achieve a flow state (Csikszentmihalyi’s work informs me here) where the conscious mind backseats and you and the Universe dissolve through the subject/object distinction. Oneness is an outcome from this. But you have to practice or train the (ego/conscious) mind to relax or accept its uselessness for these kinds of interactions/experiences. Learning to speak with animals by listening to all of their signals, watching how birds talk with cats and dogs talk with snakes and goats talk with ducks and noticing that they convey energetic vibrations and especially emotional resonances, that did a lot for me to open myself up to being more than a little tyrant-type of the Logos, who thinks He alone is God. Lots of us know we are of the One.

    Writing over the Internet is always an endeavor, but if you trust the Spirit to move, it will. Trust, of course, is not faith. You shouldn’t act on faith, but on trust.

    You trusted that you both spoke truths with one another. Start talking to Nothing the same way, and write/draw what you dream, and practice meditation in nature (shinrin yoku, especially). You will learn there is a whole living reality in that “blue” that you came out of. 🙂

  141. @frontier

    My, you got awfully triggered by my real world comment.

    Most Presidents, of the last half-century, at least, have had serious deficiencies. That’s the point. The current one is no worse (yet), in my view.

    The last couple of sentences in your post further prove that you do not dwell in reality. Good luck…

  142. frontier says:

    Was I triggered? I don’t know, that question doesn’t bother me at all.

    To elaborate a bit on the topic, Trump is the better of two awful choices but that means little because he isn’t good enough, he comes up short, way short of what is necessary in this mess. He’s proven beyond doubt that he can’t do the job he was elected to do. Draining the swamp? Give me break, he’s fed them more public money than anyone in history, he’s damaged the middle class more than anyone too. Covid, shmovid is just a silly excuse, it could and should have been handled better, instead, he let Fauci run the country… and HCQ is still a restricted prescription drug.

  143. Polemos says:
    @peter mcloughlin

    I hear antiwar sentiments from Jimmy Dore, the folks at The Gray Zone, Abby Martin’s Empire Files, and, of course, antiwar.com. But, on the whole, I agree that there is a silence about war.

    When I had some students in an actual classroom, I once asked them how many were against war. About two-thirds to three-quarters, so like about 70%, raised their hands. (I knew the rest were hawkish or toughguys or had family in the military or non-committal about class participation.) I helped them to see that, despite the many arguments we got into as a class, all the back and forths about climate change or racism or slavery or Trump, what united them was an aversion to war and its horrors. I also introduced them to concepts such as intelligent disobedience and resisting apathetic complacency and bullying, which some took to quite well.

    I had my own wakeup call experiences as a police officer, a long, long time ago, that administration and top-down-chains-of-command are not trustworthy when it comes to doing the Right Thing rather than the Political Thing or, as it turns out, the Megalomaniac’s Thing. I think a lot of us, the first time, don’t know how to respond or stand up for ourselves in the sudden moments when we’re ordered to do something unethical, illegal, or needlessly dangerous, or when we’re thrown before an assembled Come To Jesus panel (maybe even without a lawyer we didn’t know we needed). If we allowed for more and more people to have that training, to learn for themselves how to be independent thinkers and actors and learn to be confident with their heart and their convictions, then I think we’d see a hell of a lot less of the tribal and gang behaviors, a lot less of the fear that turns kids into Antifa goons, and a lot less of the frustrated hatred that drives so many people to want to punch or hurt something, anything, weaker than themselves. (You can even tell when some commentors have to belittle other people in order to justify, for themselves, why they’re acting so carelessly with their souls and their intentions, just to hold the line that they’re right—you can tell it’s just a screen, a mask, for an understandable sense of weakness or insecurity, can’t we all? So little humor, genuine self-effacing mirth . . .)

    In other words, I see the role that Power plays in the hearts and minds of people who are losing their trust in one another and especially losing their sense of what they actually and genuinely know and love about themselves, because without that ability to love one’s self, there is no ground to trust someone else, and so all that folks are left with is that dense and tiring mantra that Might is Right. Lacking any might to change the world, whether the pollution in their local creeks or the bully on their neighborhood street, they will reach out to something greater than themselves and lose themselves in it—and be further weighted down by the Power already working to surround them and suffocate them. Many of us have got to learn to breathe underwater and free.

    Thanks for your link to your material. I hope that those of us who work against war find the connections we need to end the great and long Endless War, and go back Home.

  144. Does not the government in fact actively promote the “seeding” of propaganda?

  145. anon[394] • Disclaimer says:

    ON AUGUST 7th, amid broad efforts to get Facebook to clamp down on extremist activity and hate speech, more than 120 organizations sent a letter to the social media giant, urging it to “fully adopt” the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism as the “cornerstone of Facebook’s hate speech policy regarding antisemitism.” This definition, which was adopted by the IHRA in 2016 and has been promoted to governments worldwide, includes several examples of what it describes as “contemporary” antisemitism—including “denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor” and “applying double standards” to Israel—that can be interpreted to define much criticism of Israel, Israeli policies, or Zionism as antisemitism—

    This letter represents the latest front in the battle to use the IHRA definition to officially exclude criticism of Israel from the bounds of acceptable discourse.
    https://jewishcurrents.org/israel-advocacy-groups-urge-facebook-to-label-criticism-of-israel-as-hate-speech/

    I always thought that the “pubic revolt” against slurring of the LGBT ,Back,Latinos and later even against Arab would prove top be just another spectacle for public consumption and for expiation of the guilt but behind those much sinister reality one thing will be is being Zionsits dirty tricks .

  146. JohnSmith says:

    Evelyn Farkas is a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), flagship of the globalist “liberal world order”, and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a CFR affiliate. She was also the “Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia” in the Obama admin.

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