One of the most astonishing things about the woke is their high boredom threshold. They seem to have the same thoughts about the same subjects, expressed in the same language, all their waking lives. They never tire or let their vigilance down. They look at Raphael or Botticelli and see only social injustice. They are terrible bores.
The explanation of their persistence, which resembles that of flies on a corpse, is that truth, which holds no interest for them, is not their object, but power, the cynosure of every ambitious mediocrity’s eyes. To change the metaphor slightly, the lunatics have taken over the asylum or, in the case of the museums, the philistines.
Continue reading “The Woke Chokehold – TheodoreDalrymple 12/2/22”
Florida is yanking $2 billion worth of state assets managed by BlackRock, escalating the GOP standoff with the world’s largest money manager over its ESG investment policies.
Continue reading “Florida, DeSantis Yank Billions in Investments from ‘Woke’ BlackRock Over ESG Investing – USAToday 12/1/22”
The FTC and four state attorneys general this week struck a $9.4 million settlement with Google over allegations that Google covertly paid celebrities money to promote a phone none of them had ever used.
The FTC’s announcement states that the agency had previously filed suit against Google and iHeartMedia for airing nearly 29,000 deceptive endorsements by radio personalities and influencers, promoting their use of and experience with Google’s Pixel 4 phone in 2019 and 2020. The FTC and state AGs said the DJs and influencers had never actually so much as touched the phones, violating truth in advertising rules…
A former Google executive will play a key role in developing new “online safety” rules in the United Kingdom (UK) as a new censorship and surveillance law is expected to come into force.
Continue reading “UK Regulator Appoints Former Google Exec as “Online Safety” Head After Online Censorship Bill is Reintroduced – ReclaimTheNet 12/1/22”
Death rates are still above normal in many countries of the world. The medical experts don’t know why. It could be from the long-term complications from past Covid infections, or it could be from the impacts of novel vaccines, or it could be from the delayed treatments due to lockdowns. Or perhaps it is from a mixture of these causes, or even from some other factor altogether. Even writing those two sentences induced in me a feeling of trepidation. I find myself readying for the annoyance or even aggression from some people. Which is odd: people did not behave so stridently on public health issues before 2020. I think the decay in normal scientific dialogue and policy scrutiny is a significant lasting damage from the last few years. It is why I am not going to let it lie. Instead, I hope we can all learn more about why people became so badly informed and aggressive towards others who reached conclusions different to their own. Only then might we avoid making matters worse when future public health crises occur. And if the excess mortality does not return to normal, then we are already within an ongoing health crisis right now.
Continue reading “It’s not too Late to Stop Being a Tool of Oppression – JemBendell 11/21/22”
As the relevance of SARS-2 recedes ever further, public health managers seek to apply the same risk magnification, testing, vaccination and hygiene regime to the flu.
Continue reading “The Covidification of Influenza – Eugyppius 11/30/22”
In case you were unaware, big tech companies have been working with the United States military to control the official narratives using propaganda. One such covert operation has been confirmed by Meta, Facebook’s parent company and they were pushing pro-U.S. and anti-Russia narratives.
Continue reading “Facebook (Meta) Confirms It Has Ties To A U.S. Military Propaganda Campaign – Mac Slavo 11/27/22”
Do the sins of our opposition wash our own sins clean?
At the moment, there is a very active discussion regarding the increasingly viral video “Died Suddenly”. Other commentators (for example “The Daily Skeptic” and Josh Guetzkow) have appropriately noted that the (generally well funded and produced) video includes segments which are misleading at best, falsely imply one or more cause-effect relationship between a sudden death event and vaccine administration, or otherwise employ cinematic license to stoke outrage. I have previously written regarding the business model of Stoking Rage for the up and coming podcaster, and in my opinion this strategy is fundamentally the same as the “fearporn” business model of corporate media – and in particular CNN.
Continue reading “Sins of Information Warfare – RobertW.MaloneMD 11/26/22”
The collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried and his fraudulent cryptocurrency empire at FTX is news at its most entertaining. Who doesn’t love the story of a bigshot billionaire revealed to be an outright fraud? It’s black-and-white. FTX owes billions in debt and doesn’t actually own a dime of the assets it claimed. Game over.
Continue reading “Sam Bankman-Fried and the Pandemic Industrial Complex – MichaelP.Senger 11/18/22”
A series of revealing texts and tweets by Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced CEO of FTX, the once high-flying but now belly-up crypto exchange, had the following to say about his image as a do-gooder: it is a “dumb game we woke westerners play where we say all the right shibboleths and so everyone likes us.”
Very interesting. He had the whole game going: a vegan worried about climate change, supports every manner of justice (racial, social, environmental) except that which is coming for him, and shells out millions to worthy charities associated with the left. He also bought plenty of access and protection in D.C., enough to make his shady company the toast of the town.
Continue reading “The Covid/Crypto Connection: The Grim Saga of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried – JeffreyA.Tucker 11/18/22”
Why do Americans hate Putin?
Tucker Carlson thinks he knows. Here’s what he said:
“… Democrats in Washington have told you it’s your patriotic duty to hate Vladimir Putin. It’s not a suggestion. It’s a mandate. Anything less than hatred for Putin is treason.
Many Americans have obeyed this directive. They now dutifully hate Vladimir Putin. Maybe you’re one of them. Hating Putin has become the central purpose of America’s foreign policy. It’s the main thing that we talk about. Entire cable channels are now devoted to it. Very soon, that hatred of Vladimir Putin could bring the United States into a conflict in Eastern Europe.
Continue reading “Why Do Americans Hate Putin? – MikeWhitney 11/22/22”
Does America simply lack the political will to face economic reality?
In the teeth of the Depression, Treasury secretary Andrew Mellon famously told President Herbert Hoover to “liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate farmers, liquidate real estate”—in other words, to resist bailing out any industry through state intervention. This was a tough sell even in those days, and of course Hoover succumbed to politics and took the opposite approach, greatly and needlessly damaging the US economy for decades to come.
Continue reading “Can a Deeply Unserious America Fix Its Economy? – JeffDeist 11/25/22”
“All the time—such is the tragi-comedy of our situation—we continue to clamour for those very qualities we are rendering impossible… In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”—C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
There will come a time in the not-so-distant future when the very act of thinking for ourselves is not just outlawed but unthinkable.
Continue reading “Cancel Culture’s War on History, Heritage and the Freedom to Think for Yourself – John&NishaWhitehead 11/22/22”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidance for people to “stop” taking ivermectin for COVID-19 was informal and just a recommendation, government lawyers argued during a recent hearing.
Continue reading “FDA Says Telling People Not to Take Ivermectin for COVID-19 Was Just a Recommendation – TheEpochTimes 11/19/22”
This is the eve after a broken election, as broken machines count broken vote tallies, and as broken media “calls” outcomes. Everyone in legacy media is waiting “for AP to call the outcome,” which is sadly hilarious, given that AP has a Memorandum of Understanding that it won’t disclose fully to our Congress, with the news agency Xinhua, the CCP’s chief propaganda arm.
Continue reading “America: Broken by Digital Hallucinogens – Dr Naomi Wolf 11/16/22”
The Associated Press issued a correction on Wednesday after “erroneously” reporting that Russian missiles impacted Poland killing two people on Tuesday.
Continue reading “AP Forced to Issue Correction After Erroneously Reporting Russian Missiles Killed Two People in Poland – HumanEvents 11/17/22”
At these times of growing confusion over the future of currencies’ purchasing power, it is time to remove all doubt in the definitions of the differences between money, currency, and credit. This article traces the history and legal background to these relationships.
Despite the failure of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971 and the state propaganda that followed, the position is clear. Both historically and legally money is and remains metallic coin — principally gold — and the rest is credit.
Continue reading “Legal Definitions of Money and Credit – AlasdairMacleod 11/10/22”
Americans, not all of them but most, are too proud of their country and too protective of its reputation as “the world’s best democracy” to admit it, but they have just experienced another stolen election. All the telltale signs are there–just as they are for the 2020 presidential election that was stolen from President Trump. Ballot count delays while Democrats round up sufficient fraudulent ballots to offset the Republican’s victory. Sudden upward spikes of 100,000 votes in one moment of time to push a Democrat candidate on a losing path ahead of the Republican. It is not possible for that number of ballots to be counted in such a short time period or that they would all be for one candidate alone. I know of no Republican candidate winning by a sudden upward spike in votes. This is a phenomenon exclusive to Democrats. A person might think that it would strike people as curious that only Democrats win by sudden upward vote spikes and ask questions, but no such question arises. To my knowledge, no election official has ever produced the names of the vast numbers of Democrats who somehow voted all at once in a short time for the Democrat candidate.
Continue reading “The Evidence Is In: Another Stolen Election – PaulCraigRoberts 11/15/22”
Algorithms 101: Why the Secret Ballot — In Made-for-Cheating Electronic Voting Systems – is a Recipe for Fraud
We think of the secret ballot as being fundamental to our rights, and indeed to our democratic system, and in many ways that belief is correct. Or it certainly would be correct, if those secret ballots were cast in a verifiable, accurately- tabulating voting system.
Continue reading “How Electronic Voting Machines Cheat and What to Do About This – Dr.NaomiWolf 11/7/22”
Thursday’s admission by former US National Security Advisor and notorious Iran-hawk John Bolton, that weapons are being provided to those carrying out the latest regime change attempt taking place against Tehran, should come as little surprise.
Continue reading “The ‘Persian Spring’: Libya and Syria Script now Playing out in Iran – Gavin O’Reilly 11/13/22”
A former campaign spokesman for President Biden and top Pentagon official has taken a job at TikTok.
It was first revealed in Politico newsletter on Tuesday that Jamal Brown is “joining TikTok to manage policy communications for the Americas, primarily focusing on the United States.”
Continue reading “TikTok Hires Former Biden Campaign Press Secretary, Pentagon Spokesman for Top Gig at Chinese-Owned Video App – FoxNews 11/6/22”
Over the past several months, the U.S. has poured billions of tax dollars into Ukraine, ostensibly to help Ukraine fight for freedom and preserve democracy. This despite the fact that Ukraine has long been deemed one of the most corrupt countries in the world, and the fact that no one knows where all this money is actually going. In short, the whole operation appears to be a cover for money laundering.
Continue reading “Will US Imperialism Intentionally Create Another World War? – Dr.JosephMercola 11/10/22”
Suppose experts A claim that theory A is correct, and experts B claim that theory B is correct. We the people, non-specialists, know nothing about A or B. It concerns a field we’re not familiar with. Maybe physics or math or astronomy or global temperature change or virology or some other esoteric field.
Continue reading “Covid Science “Deniers” – WalterE.Block 11/8/22″
The SPARS PANDEMIC 2025-2028, published by the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security in October 2017, is another of those amazingly prescient, yet “entirely fictional” scenario plans that ended up looking like the blueprint for the actual covid pseudo pandemici. It is in fact the prequel to that other freakishly coincidental pandemic wargame, Event 201, hosted in October 2019 (a few weeks before SARS-COV-2 hit the headlines) by the same institution along with the CIA and the World Economic Forum (WEF). What business does the CIA and its brainchild, the WEF, have going anywhere near public health strategy planning? Absolutely none, unless of course public health strategy is to be used as a nefarious special purpose vehicle for intelligence services and the global corporate oligarchy.
Continue reading “Pandemic Aftermath: Understanding the Reveal Stage of the Pandemic Play – RusereShoniwa 11/1/22”
I am amusing myself with watching the panic some people express over Elon Musk’s cleanup of Twitter.
Yesterday 3,700 of its 7,500 workers were fired. That is not good, but the company was losing money and making money is at the core of the capitalist game.
Of interest is what functions were eliminated. The Guardian provides this list:
Continue reading “The Twitter Massacre – MoonOfAlabama 11/5/22”
Last week, the New York Times wrote a puff piece which framed President Biden’s numerous gaffes during a Florida rally as ‘verbal fumbling.’
Biden conflated the war in Ukraine with the Iraq war, then lied when he said he got the two confused because his son Beau died in Iraq.
Continue reading “Biden Betrayed As CNN, NYT Fact Checkers Set Stage For Downfall – ZeroHedge 11/5/22”
The campaign to pull corporate advertising from Twitter, following its purchase by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, is being led by a network of left wing dark money activists with ties to prominent Democrat politicians and mega donors.
Continue reading “Twitter Advertiser Boycott Organized by Dark Money Soros, Clinton, and Foreign Networks – TheDossier 11/4/22”
Last month I dissected the fear mongering the Biden administration released over alleged Russian nuclear threads:
[The report] quotes Biden as saying: “[Putin] is not joking when he talks about potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons because his military is you might say is significantly underperforming.”Fact is that Putin has not talked about the “potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.” Not. At. All.
All the war mongering talk and reports about Russia’s alleged threat of nuclear weapon use in Ukraine is totally unfounded. That ‘western’ media suddenly engage in it shows that it is part of a well directed propaganda campaign.
I speculated that the intent of the campaign was to prepare for some false flag incident in Ukraine.
Continue reading “Biden Administration Again Plants False Nuclear Scare Stories – MoonOfAlabama 11/2/22”
The Department of Homeland Security is quietly broadening its efforts to curb speech it considers dangerous, an investigation by The Intercept has found. Years of internal DHS memos, emails, and documents — obtained via leaks and an ongoing lawsuit, as well as public documents — illustrate an expansive effort by the agency to influence tech platforms.
Continue reading “Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation – TheIntercept 10/31/22”
Prussian Major General Carl von Clausewitz famously drew on his own experience in the Napoleonic Wars to examine war as a political phenomenon. In his 1832 book “On War” he provided a frequently quoted pithy summary of war versus peace, writing in terms of politico-military strategy that “War is a mere continuation of politics by other means.” In other words, war-making is a tool provided to statesmen to achieve a nation’s political objectives when all else fails.
Continue reading “War Without End: What is Wrong with the United States of America? – PhilipGiraldi 11/1/22”
With elections a few days away, crime statistics are finally being widely discussed in the press. So…I’m not going to pass up one last chance to deluge you with new graphs based on the CDC’s WONDER database of causes of death.
Democratic politicians have been flailing about looking for a way to get off the hook for the historic increase in murder and car crash mayhem ever since our respectable class’ leaders declared “the racial reckoning” was at hand following the unfortunate expiration of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
Continue reading “The Floyd Effect – Taki’sMagazine – 11/2/22”
The Liberal World Order is hard at work destroying norms, inverting our principles, and establishing a worldwide jurisdictional bureaucracy for law, medicine, and elections. This is a criminal conspiracy to turn citizens into serfs, presidents into governors, and nation-states into meaningless jurisdictional lines.
There is a great replacement afoot.
Continue reading “Team Biden Bragged about Rigging Brazil Election Against President Bolsonaro Before Election Day says Stop the Steal Leader Ali Alexander – TheGatewayPundit 10/31/22”
Peter McCullough is an author of 677 articles published in the scientific peer-reviewed journals. He’s one of the most respected cardiologists in the world. He’s been right about everything throughout the pandemic. He has an encyclopedic memory of every paper he’s ever read. And he’s just a wonderful, nice person to boot. You really never met a nicer guy.
Continue reading “Dr. Peter McCullough is Being Progressively Stripped of his Medical Credentials – SteveKirsch 10/29/22”
Back on October 25, 2022 Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) celebrated the withdrawal by the Democratic congressional “progressive caucus” of their abortive letter (October 24) imploring the Biden administration to engage in serious negotiations with Russia and Ukraine to possibly end the bloody conflict in Eastern Europe that threatens rapidly to become a nuclear conflagration which could end life on earth as we know it.
Continue reading “The American “War for Righteousness” is a War for Evil – BoydCathey 10/29/22”
Unlicensed COVID-19 shots will be added to the U.S. childhood, adolescent and adult vaccine schedules after a unanimous (15-0) vote by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
The move is likely to shatter whatever remaining trust Americans had in the CDC — “as it should,” said Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the mRNA and DNA vaccine core platform technology.1 “I am shocked by the malfeasance. I have no trust left at all in our public health system. It is broken.”
Continue reading “CDC Adds Covid Jab to Childhood Immunization Schedule – Dr.JosephMercola 10/29/22”
Disney’s “Hocus Pocus 2” is a complete reversal of the original 1993 movie “Hocus Pocus”. In the original, the devil-worshipping, child-eating witches are the villains. In “Hocus Pocus 2”, they are celebrated as empowered women … even if they keep wanting to LURE AND EAT CHILDREN….