The Twilight of Liberty: the State Destroys Alternative Media

First, they came for Julian Assange.

It should be obvious by now what the plan is for Julian Assange—psychological torture resulting in either a total breakdown or an untimely death, the latter supported by the psychopaths who claim they are our leaders. This psychological torture was noted, with standard corporate media disinterest, by Nils Melzer, an internationally recognized expert on torture treatment.

“Unless the UK urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr. Assange’s continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life,” Melzer, UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, said in a statement last week. 

Melzer demanded “that London immediately take measures to protect Assange’s health and dignity… However, what we have seen from the UK Government is outright contempt for Mr. Assange’s rights and integrity… Despite the medical urgency of my appeal, and the seriousness of the alleged violations, the UK has not undertaken any measures of investigation, prevention and redress required under international law.”

In America, the UK, and much of Europe, the financial elite and its political class consider truth-telling a cardinal sin, a crime punishable by death—not by lethal injection, but slowly and sadistically under a torture system tweaked by the CIA and put into action in rendition dungeons scattered around the world. 

An article at Strategic Culture Foundation summarizes:

Assange has provided vital information to the international public which demonstrates systematic corruption by Washington and its allies. For telling the truth, he is now being persecuted, just as his whistleblowing colleagues, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden are. Manning has been repeatedly imprisoned in the US, while Snowden has had to seek asylum in Russia for fear of being summarily incarcerated as a “traitor” if he returns to the US.

In fact, all of us, those who look beyond the headlines and ferret out the truth, are half a dozen steps away from suffering Julian Assange’s fate. 

The national security state and its political class plan to kill Assange, keep Chelsea Manning in prison and find a way to return Snowden to the US for a show trial and life behind bars (or execution). 

It must, however, first salt the earth where truth is harvested. Thousands of blogs, similar to this one, and websites contradicting and disassembling approved narratives, will be targeted for extinction. 

The Mueller investigation did not result in dethroning Donald Trump. The Clinton-DNC attack on a duly elected president, however, resulted in millions of easily duped Americans believing Russia somehow meddled in the 2016 election and will do it again in 2020. 

According to corporate entities in “partnership” with the state (the true nature of fascism), Russia is not alone in its supposed hatred of democracy and the self-proclaimed exceptional nation-state. 

“There is an undeclared war that Russia and China are waging against the United States and the West,” Jim Sciutto,  CNN’s chief national security correspondent and co-anchor of CNN Newsroom, told the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism Speaker Series in October. “China and Russia, over the last 10 years, have done a remarkably good job at this.” 

This alleged manipulation of American voters, according to the state and its corporate propaganda media, is assisted by Russian agents and a countless number of mindless dupes unaware of Vladimir Putin’s desire to destroy America. 

In 2016, Max Blumenthal wrote:

A shady website that claims “Russia is Manipulating US Opinion Through Online Propaganda” has compiled a blacklist of websites its anonymous authors accuse of pushing fake news and Russian propaganda. The blacklist includes over 200 outlets, from the right-wing Drudge Report and Russian government-funded Russia Today, to Wikileaks and an array of marginal conspiracy and far-right sites. The blacklist also includes some of the flagship publications of the progressive left, including Truthdig, Counterpunch, Truthout, Naked Capitalism, and the Black Agenda Report, a leftist African-American opinion hub that is critical of the liberal black political establishment.

“You can see in the current atmosphere, where anti-Russia hysteria has spread like typhoid, how readily-accepted such a notion would be by many. The reds are under our beds and the Russkies have taken over our airwaves,” wrote Daniel McAdams of The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity wrote in 2017. 

The Washington Post, owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, rolled out the red carpet for the shadowy group, PropOrNot, and its baseless fact-devoid accusations of alternative media treason and complicity with Russia. 

Bezos is working closely with the CIA on a $600 million internet-cloud deal to get the NSA, DoD, the National Reconnaissance Office, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and other government snoop-and-subvert operations interconnected. 

The Alliance for Securing Democracy’s Hamilton 68 effort to destroy alternative media also has roots in the 2016 election loss of Hillary Clinton. Hamilton 68 is a project supported by the US State Department, the German Marshall Fund, and NATO. Neocon William Kristol and DNC operative John Podesta sit on its advisory board. The organization leans heavily on the Russian collusion fairy tale, thus lending to the conclusion alternative media is a Trojan horse that will help the “New Hitler” Putin destroy democracy. 

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I certainly don’t have a crystal ball to gaze into and read the future. However, it seems rather obvious what the outcome of all this feverish work to demonize truth-tellers and install gatekeepers on the internet will be. 

First, high visibility “fake news” websites will feel the heat. This is already well underway with the persecution of Alex Jones for the crime of questioning Sandy Hook and promoting the Pizzagate conspiracy theory. Lawsuits aimed at Jones are intended to drive his operation into bankruptcy and hold him criminally responsible for questioning official narratives. 

The takeaway here—questioning official narratives and positing counter-narratives is a risky business and you are advised not to engage in treasonous behavior with Russian agents if you value your freedom, ability to earn a living, and want to stay off a government terror list. 

Second, the concerted effort to sanitize social media of heretical political expression is moving along at a fairly robust clip. Numerous activists and alternative websites and individuals—including the above mentioned McAdams—have been scrubbed since Hillary Clinton declared war on freedom of political expression, which she fallaciously and absurdly chalked up to malfeasance by Russia and the misbehavior of Deplorables. 

Third, there will be “meddling by Russia” in the 2020 election regardless of the winner of the presidential teleprompter reader sweepstakes. This will be considered a national emergency and the floodgates will fly open to suffuse the population with scary stories of democracy lost to the autocrat Putin. Radical measures to stem the tide of subversion will be put forward and turned into law by the political class. 

I have no idea what the outcome of this will be except to say many of us will be prevented from posting counter-narratives and unearthing hidden truths—historical, political, and economic. Earlier this year the FBI designated alternative media commentary as domestic terrorism. 

“The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts,” the document states. It also goes on to say the FBI believes conspiracy theory-driven extremists are likely to increase during the 2020 presidential election cycle.

The FBI’s not talking about flat-earthers and UFOologists. It is targeting alternative media. The historical record—ignored by the propaganda media—of the FBI’s COINTELPRO operation to destroy political movements in the 1960s and 70s should be revisited. It is paradigmatic of the state and its subversion of opposition. For the FBI, terror is truth unshackled. 

Again, I have no idea what will happen, but considering the emphasis placed on the destruction of the First Amendment—along with the Second and Fifth—and the manufactured hysteria of insidious Russian (and Chinese) subversion, and the credulity (or indifference) of the American people, it now appears the alternative media is in danger of extinction, at least on the internet. 

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Sandy Hook and the Murder of the First Amendment

Your life will be ruined if you deviate from the state’s script.

Let me begin by saying I have no idea what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. 

However, since 9/11, I have questioned the veracity of many news reports and claims issued by officialdom about terrorism and mass shootings. The government and its media have been caught hundreds of times lying about or twisting news stories, so I believe skepticism is entirely warranted. 

That said, I am now convinced the First Amendment is a dead letter. I have felt that way for some time. Recent events put a capstone on my previous arguments that much of the Bill of Rights is dead. This was recently underscored by the persecution of activist and author Jim Fetzer for writing a book that claims the massacre at Sandy Hook never happened. 

On Thursday, Rolling Stone reported:

A Wisconsin jury has ruled that James Fetzer, a retired professor from the University of Minnesota Duluth, must pay [Leonard] Pozner $450,000 for accusing him of forging his son Noah’s death certificate. Fetzer is the coauthor of Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, which alleges that Pozner faked his son’s birth certificate and that the Obama administration staged the shooting in an effort to pass legislation on gun control.

The ruling and “award” granted to the plaintiff will undoubtedly drive Fetzer to financial ruin if it is not overturned on appeal—and I predict it will stand. This court case is a pivotal moment for those who work to eradicate free speech, a right granted to those who make controversial statements or write books some people find objectionable. 

From Digital Media Law:

The right to speak guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution includes the right to voice opinions, criticize others, and comment on matters of public interest. It also protects the use of hyperbole and extreme statements when it is clear these are rhetorical ploys. Accordingly, you can safely state your opinion that others are inept, stupid, jerks, failures, etc. even though these statements might hurt the subject’s feelings or diminish their reputations. Such terms represent what is called “pure opinions” because they can’t be proven true or false. As a result, they cannot form the basis for a defamation claim.

It is Fetzer’s opinion Pozner lied about the death of his son and falsified his death certificate. The incident has a number of unanswered questions, including Facebook posts about the shooting that appeared the day before the event. The corporate media narrative on the shooting was changed several times. Military experts claimed it would have been impossible for a skinny 19-year old Adam Lanza to have shot so many people in such a short period of time. 

If the government really wanted to put the entire case to rest and dispel what it calls malicious conspiracy theories, it would explain why, as Dr. Wayne Carver, the medical examiner overseeing the case, said during a news conference parents were not allowed to identify their murdered children. They were shown photographs instead. This is highly unusual and suspicious. 

I’m not saying Lanza isn’t responsible. I’m saying there are numerous unanswered questions swept neatly into the memory hole by the government and its media. In short, the government is responsible for engendering conspiracy theories by not resolving key issues in this case and many others. 

Getting to the bottom of Sandy Hook, however, is not the point here. The point is: as a citizen born with inalienable natural rights including speech, you will not be permitted to propose theories on certain topics the state has demarcated as off-limits and punishable if a “tinfoil hate conspiracy theorist” deviates from official narratives, many which are lies designed to emotionally manipulate people and gain consensus under false pretense to further degrade your right to speak and write on crucial issues. 

The Fetzer trial is a big win for the ruling elite. For years now, it has worked tirelessly to characterize investigative journalism outside limits imposed by the government as criminal—and now, according to the FBI, as terrorism. 

Jim Fetzer and Alex Jones are the first to be subjected to Soviet-like show trials for the crime of disagreeing with the state. More will follow in due course. 

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Govt. Gatekeeper Forces Establishment Journo to Admit He is a Propagandist

Border bully dangles passport. 

Ben Johnson, a journalist working for the Atlantic owned Defense One, wasn’t allowed to enter the exceptional homeland until he told a government goon (Customs and Border Protection “staffer”) he writes propaganda. 

The goon held up Watson’s passport. He wouldn’t return it until the guy admitted writing propaganda. An exasperated Watson did so and was allowed back into the country after the goon copied everything on his devices.  There isn’t a Bill of Rights on the border, even if you’re a citizen of the indispensable nation. It’s a Constitution-free zone and you are at the mercy of vindictive and brain-dead border interrogators. 

I sort of feel sorry for Watson, but not too much. He’s a mote in a corporate media machine responsible for turning America into a highly polarized, neurotic, and hysterical mess on the verge of slipping into mass psychosis and civil war. The nation’s not a house divided—it’s a house on fire and the firefighters are passed out on opioids. It will burn to the ground. 

I’m not saying Watson is complicit in this. I know absolutely nothing about him beyond what I read in the Stamford Advocate, and then The Washington Post. 

I can understand WaPo defending one of its own at the border, but would the same apply to Alex Jones? But he’s not a journalist, you might argue, he’s a fake news provocateur, therefore the First Amendment, or what’s left of it, doesn’t apply. 

I agree he’s a performance artist, as his lawyer admitted, but even so, he’s entitled to say whatever he likes, never mind the clownishness. 

I believe Orwell said it. Some animals are more equal than others. 

A dumbass vengeful bully reading the president’s tweets gets to decide if a “fake news” journalist will be allowed to return home. 

Mr. Watson probably doesn’t know we live in a police state. Maybe he does now. The Atlantic, out there on the vanguard of vengeful Trump-haters, will no doubt attribute Watson’s maltreatment to the president and his mob of populists, otherwise known as deplorables. 

Problem is, Trump isn’t a populist. He’s not interested in “the people” or their problems, most created by the government. Donald Trump is too busy driving his obese and cognitively hobbled ego around town on an eight-wheel drive wagon dumper. He used to get his ideas from the leggy and smarmy cast reading from teleprompters over at Fox News. But that honeymoon seems to be over. Even the Drudge Report has turned on Trump. It seems Ann Coulter snarls at him daily now.

It took a while, but those of us working and writing outside corporate propaganda media (compliments of the CIA and its Mighty Wurlitzer) are lately considered white nationalists and terroristic conspiracy theorists, as the FBI would have it.  

If you want to be safe and earn awards, you’ll work for The Atlantic and the Emerson Collective, never mind pesky gatekeepers on the border. After Hillary is elected, there will be a change of the guard. 

The bullies and thumb-sitters will be retrained. They will in Pavlovian fashion regard populists, MAGAites, the “Dissident Right,” constitutionalists, libertarians, free thinkers, radio talkshow hosts, and all flyover country deplorables who refuse narratives churned out by the state and its media, as white nationalists and conspiracy mongering terrorists out to destroy the neoliberal version of democracy. 

After Trump is gone and Hillary (or suitable clone) sits on the throne, there will be hell to pay. 

It will undoubtedly become mandatory on pain of fine and imprisonment to mindlessly accept there are hundreds of sexual preferences, climate change will eat us alive (we must move into mud huts immediately), millions of post-slaves are due billions of devalued dollars (even the gangbangers selling meth down on the corner deserve free money and special accommodation), and anybody from anywhere is free to “immigrate” to America and receive free everything. 

The Final Purge is coming. It won’t be long now. 

The neoliberal elite that has lorded over financial (the Federal Reserve, banksters) and social policy (the welfare state) since the end of the completely unnecessary Second World War are shaken to the core. Trump, Russia, China, and the white nationalist free thinkers are the problem. It’s time for a witch hunt, a Medieval Inquisition following to the letter an updated ad extripanda

Everything is starkly black and white. If you reject the agenda—world government, global corporate plantation, and endless debt servitude for the peasants—you will be picked off sooner or later.

I believe the identity lemmings will also fall victim. The elite doesn’t believe the demented palaver of gender binarism and anamorphic climate change. It has but one belief—the supremacy of raw psychopathic power, the hegemonic drive to control everything on the planet and rub out whatever stands in the way. 

Prepare for Hillary to step in and overshadow Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the “progressive” control freaks running for president. Joe Biden is done and the rest of the pack are, well, crack-brained sycophants mimicking identity gibberish. None of them will make the grade. They’re simply a bizarre and irrational warm-up act for the grand finale. 

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Kamala Harris Wants Your Guns

If Harris is concerned about “gun safety,” she would venture into Chicago.

If Kamala Harris becomes the next imperial president, she will violate the Constitution and move to confiscate the firearms of her political enemies. 

CNN is adding the required spin. The proposed effort to shut down the Second Amendment (and the First) is a response to “domestic terrorism,” which does not exist as portrayed in the fever dreams of Democrats. There isn’t a Great White Threat waiting to pounce on “vulnerable minorities.” 

Notice how Charlottesville managed to appear in the above story blurb. That’s a touchstone for an identity obsessed left. The Proud Boys are very useful, they’re used to portray the right as violent lunatics. This is a very wide and indiscriminate brush. It paints everyone from the Proud Boys to conservatives, antiwar folks, and libertarians as white nationalist scum deserving an Antifa bicycle lock upside the head. 

The following should read: KAMALA’S PLAN TO KILL THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

If Harris is sincerely concerned about “gun safety,” she would venture into Chicago and speech-ify against gang warfare. She would, as a former prosecutor, tell the truth about mass shootings.

 Daniel Greenfield writes:

Looking at the data from the Mass Shooting Tracker, widely utilized by the media, as of this writing, of the 72 mass shooters, perpetrators in shootings that killed or wounded 4 or more people, whose race is known, 21 were white, 37 were black, 8 were Latino, and 6 were members of other groups.

51% of mass shooters in 2019 were black, 29% were white, and 11% were Latino.

This quote by Colin Flaherty is likely to put him on Antifa’s hit list:

In the two-week run-up to Gilroy there were 36 other mass shootings from coast to coast—and 34 of those shooters were black. One was white and one Hispanic. These results echo a ‘New York Times’ story from 2016 that stated, much to the surprise and chagrin of the reporters, that whenever there are three or more victims of gunfire, 75 percent of shooters in America are black.

Because truth runs contrary to the identity politics theology, we never hear about any of this. CNN and the rest assure us mass shootings are genetically welded to white males, “toxic masculinity,” patriarchy, and capitalism. 

Harris doesn’t address the mass violence inflicted on the citizenry by militarized police. She has not denounced the biggest mass murderer in the world—the US government and its military death machine responsible for killing millions of innocent human beings in Southeast Asia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Africa, etc. 

Kamal Harris is a female Obama. She has the right ideology, gender, and skin pigmentation to be the next president. It’s not likely she will make it, however. Harris is running at 9%, well behind Warren, Sanders, and Biden. 

But not to worry. The rest of the pack is as vehemently against the Bill of Rights as Harris. They understand the Second Amendment must be memory-holed, same as Hitler and Stalin understood the proles must be disarmed if totalitarian rule is to be complete. 

The effort to eradicate the Second and First amendments has nothing to do with safety or opposition to white nationalism, whatever that deliberately vague term means. 

It’s about control. It’s about making sure no opposition is possible and training the people to see all opposition to the state as white supremacy, conservative terrorism, and libertarian excuses for victimizing government-sanctioned minorities, most who naturally vote Democrat. 

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El Paso Shooting: Cloudflare Pulls Plug on 8chan

Hysterical fantasy trumps the First Amendment.

I expected 8chan to be taken down after a supposed manifesto attributed to Patrick Crusius was posted on the imageboard forum. This happened on late Sunday, hours after the incident in El Paso. The takedown was endorsed by the site’s creator, Fredrick Brennan. 

The New York Times, not shy about its ideological orientation, characterizes the site as follows:

In recent months, 8chan has become a go-to resource for violent extremists. At least three mass shootings this year—including the mosque killings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the synagogue shooting in Poway, Calif.—have been announced in advance on the site, often accompanied by racist writings that seem engineered to go viral on the internet.

Mr. Brennan started the online message board as a free speech utopia. But now, 8chan is known as something else: a megaphone for mass shooters, and a recruiting platform for violent white nationalists.

It is also home to thousands of others who have nothing to do with white nationalism or mass shootings, but that is irrelevant to the emerging narrative pushed by the NYT and other establishment media outlets. 

Due to months of relentless propagandizing about the supposed threat of white nationalism and the insistence Donald Trump is a racist, we have finally reached the point where irrational hysteria completely overshadows the First Amendment, which the state and its media argue has become a recruiting tool for white supremacists. 

The internet and social media are also a megaphone for Antifa, a group that does not mince words when it comes to beating up and killing white nationalists or anybody within the political vicinity of the Alt-right and its muddled ideology. Antifa websites and social media accounts remain active. 

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This is how USA Today describes Antifa:

The primary goal is to stop neo-Nazis and white supremacists from gaining a platform rather than to promote a specific antifa agenda. The antifa groups are decidedly anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-homophobia, but also by and large socially leftist and anti-capitalist…

A main goal is to try to deny fascists a public forum, which is why they turn out in numbers to physically confront neo-Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists at public demonstrations. They also step in to protect counter-protesters at such events.

In addition, antifa is particularly active in “doxxing,” or  identifying neo-Nazis and like-minded individuals and disseminating that private information to the public and employers to discourage people from joining their ranks.

Mark Bray, a Dartmouth lecturer and the author of a book on Antifa, demonstrates profound hostility toward the Constitution and the First Amendment, an attribute he shares with the Nazis and communists who used similar tactics to marginalize and kill off those who opposed Nazi and Bolshevik totalitarianism.  

Bray says the rise of fascism in the 1930s demonstrates that it was a mistake to allow such groups to air their views in hopes that public opinion would blunt their growth. “We should be wary of those who are more distressed about alleged violations of the speech of fascists than the actual violence they perpetrate,” he says.

In other words, if you support the natural right to free and unfettered speech, you’re with the fascists and probably a target for these masked thugs falsely identifying themselves as anarchists. Most Antifa members appear to be a 20-something version of the sans-culottes—and are largely sans any firm ideological basis short of mob action that can be exploited by the state and sensationalized by its media. 

The threat is not a handful of white supremacists. The threat for Antifa, far too many Democrats, and a manipulative state is the fact you are born with the right to speak your mind and engage in political activity—yes, even nazism—without fear of violence and retaliation by people who have at best a tenuous grasp on history and collectively hate the First Amendment unless, of course, it applies to them. 

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Tucker Carlson and Thoughtcrime

According to former news anchor Sam Donaldson, the thoughts inside your head and those posted on social media and the web will take down America. Donaldson believes thought and the natural right to speak, publish, or post such thoughts is a crime.  Continue reading “Tucker Carlson and Thoughtcrime”

Lies and Character Assassination in the War to Destroy the First Amendment

Now that the corporate state has decided to destroy any social network not on the reservation, we are seeing a spate of stories attacking the founder of Gab, Andrew Tobra. 

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