George Floyd Endgame: Martial Law and a Police State

COVID was the first act.

It is disturbing to hear people who should know better describe the George Floyd riots as anarchism. The riots are not anarchistic, they are nihilistic. The people engaged in looting, arson, and widespread assault have zero comprehension of political philosophy.  

There are, of course, a whole lot of people demonstrating who are not involved in crime and violence. However, these are the dupes, the idealists routinely exploited by the state and its propaganda media. 

Rampaging “anarchists”—many undoubtedly agent provocateurs—are not interested in justice, fairness, nonviolence, and peaceful dialogue. They are providing a pretext to usher in a fascist police state. 

The George Floyd riots are problem-reaction-solution exemplified. After Ronald Reagan initiated his “zero tolerance” drug war, the Pentagon began the process of converting local police departments into “thin blue line” paramilitary gangs paid for by know-nothing taxpayers. 

Black-clad militarized American cops—many veterans of the illegal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria—view citizens as the enemy. This is drilled into them at the academy and every day on the job. It is a gang mentality. 

The propaganda media focus exclusively on the murder of blacks. However, if we consider the statistics, far more victims of police overreaction and sadism are white. This fact, however, does not serve the agenda, which is the destruction of civil society through irrational political polarization, racism, tribalism, and escalating violence. 

This state of affairs will be exploited to call for a clampdown on political dissent. COVID “contact tracing” is now being used to track down activists and those associated with them. Facial recognition is used to find targeted individuals in crowds. From the start, I said this supposed public safety gimmick would be used to isolate and destroy peaceful activism. 

Now that police are joining protesters, the state will turn up the heat. I believe we can expect a false flag event to justify martial law, primarily imposed in iron-fist fashion in the larger urban areas of America. In order to dovetail with rhetoric pushed out by the media elite, the false flag will be pinned on “white nationalists” and other “extremists” now pigeon-holed by the FBI as far worse than ISIS or al-Qaeda. 

COVID was the first act. It demonstrated that millions of Americans will follow the authoritarian orders of their “representatives” and elected officials. COVID was in part a test run to see how far citizens can be pushed before they react. 

The George Floyd riots represent act two of the COVID-spawned lockdowns. 24/7 propaganda media coverage of burning cities and looting of big box stores around the nation have frightened average Americans and pushed a bad seasonal flu to the sidelines. 

If the chaos continues, there will be citizen demands for law and order. Either by design or ineptitude, local law enforcement has stood down during the riots, failing to protect lives and property. Officials will argue that the ongoing destruction and violence can only be contained by the military. So serious is the threat, local law enforcement is said to be overwhelmed. 

The state has planned this eventuality for decades. After the race riots of the late 1960s, the government established the ADEX list of “subversives,” that is to say activists opposed to the state while simultaneously operating the FBI’s COINTELPRO neutralization campaign against civil rights and antiwar activists. 

The ADEX list is the tiny ancestor of today’s Main Core, a database containing personal and financial data on more than a million people. REX-84, Garden Plot, Lantern Spike, and other military operations were put into place to round up activists and enemies of the state, as former congressman Jack Brooks pointed out during the Iran-Contra hearings. 

It is not clear what the state will do next as part of its latest and greatest psychological operation against the American people. However, as the COVID “plandemic” demonstrated,  all that is needed to keep the plebs in line is fear and division. 

Divide et impera—divide and conquer—has been used for centuries by various authoritarian states, long before Niccolò Machiavelli penned his The Art of War. 

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From Soft to Hard Fascism: “Get In Your House Right Now!”

America is now a full-blown fascist state.

There can no longer be any doubt—America is now a full-blown fascist state. In the past, authoritarian fascism was kept reserved in the shadows, largely out of the public eye, but in a remarkably short period of time it has emerged from the darkness to show its fangs and snarl menacingly at the people, many of them cowed and dutifully following irrational orders from on high. 

As the following video demonstrates, state violence is not directed exclusively at rioters and Antifa goons pretending to be anarchists (most would be unable to define the term) as they loot, burn, and attack the media and innocent bystanders. Violence is used to frighten and intimidate the real enemies of the state—the American people, or those who defy the COVID lockdown and others peacefully protesting murder at the hand of a psychopathic cop.

Fortunately, the woman in the video was not seriously injured. She wasn’t looting Target or burning down Walmart. The woman made the mistake of venturing out on the porch of her home, her private property, and for this crime, she was shot with a paintball by a member of a “state militia” (now federalized). 

The social fabric is coming apart at the seams. First mandatory lockdowns, state-imposed impoverishment, followed by an unfolding Greatest Depression as a result of a shutdown economy, and now social unrest, violence, theft, and arson in two dozen large cities across the country. 

If this degree of violence and destruction is possible centered around the death of a single man, imagine what will happen when millions of people are in desperate straits, unemployed, many evicted, and homeless. It will not be simply police stations that go up in flames. It will be statehouses.   

However, the American people have demonstrated repeatedly they are gullible and easily steered into dead-end diversions pumped up and hyped 24/7 by a corporate propaganda media. The Trump hatefest and political polarization—worse than any in recent memory—will no doubt go by the wayside as millions of Americans face the “new normal” envisioned by their masters—a standard of living in rapid freefall, soon to crash on the rocks. None of this is happenstance or coincidental. 

Most Americans may not have protested the endless wars and criminal economic scams of the ruling elite (mostly due to decades of incessant propaganda), but they will raise their voices and fists when they are unemployed for months on end, evicted from homes and apartments, have their cars repossessed, and are confronted with hunger, want, and homelessness.

In order to enforce the latest manifestation of psychopathic neoliberalism and predatory crony capitalism, the state will depend on steroid-headed soldiers and cops to frighten and intimidate the people. 

It may be paintballs today, but tomorrow it might be live ammo. 

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Bernie Sanders and the True Nature of the State

Reliving the violent fantasies of a geriatric Weather Underground psychopath.

I mostly try to avoid the counterproductive partisan nonsense between the two sides of the one-sided political system.

Occasionally, however, extreme polarization and quibbling over minor issues by antagonistic factions—made hysterical by the echo chamber of political inanities and mental illness—results in revealing what one side would do to the other if it held the rein of state and exercised its prerogative of violence. 

Martin Weissgerber, a top-level Bernie Sanders organizer, was secretly videotaped by Project Veritas. He advocates rounding up his political opponents in throwing them in “re-education” gulags. As for millionaires, he believes their heads should be liberated from their bodies. 

No doubt Mr. Weissgerber, who appears to be in his 20s, would celebrate a Bernie version of the NKVD troikas, the simplified Soviet system of ferreting out and punishing political opponents. The commie troikas did not allow for the presumption of innocence or legal representation of the accused. It was simply assumed when the state accused somebody of being an “anti-Soviet element,” guilt was indisputable and prison or execution inescapable. 

That’s what the kid Weissgerber dreams of for America—a sweeping cultural revolution not much different than the one Mao organized in China, resulting in the murder of millions. It is estimated during Mao’s rule around 80 million people were murdered directly and indirectly by the state. Mao made Hitler and Stalin look like rank amateurs in the practice of mass-murdering political opponents while centralizing and consolidating power. 

It would be interesting to get Weissgerber’s take on the Khmer Rouge, the Communist Party of Kampuchea (Cambodia). His ideology is similar to the Khmer Rouge with mention of guillotines and forced re-education. The Khmer Rouge’s Maha Lout Ploh—a repeat of Mao’s cultural revolution and (sic) Great Leap Forward—ultimately resulted in the organized murder of more than three million people. 

This overgrown child living the violent dream of a now geriatric Weather Underground psychopath was undoubtedly trained to hate and advocate murder by “cultural Marxist” professors and instructors “teaching” at “public” (state-run and taxpayer-financed) institutions. It is likely he harbored violent and envious fantasies before attaining a position as a top-level Bernie Sanders organizer and political activist. 

It’s not likely Bernie Sanders will become president. He will simply fade into the background after Trump is re-elected or a Democrat acceptable to the ruling elite—think dementia candidate Joe Biden—is selected to read from the teleprompter. 

If Trump is indeed re-elected—and this is certainly a possibility now that impeachment is basically a nonstarter—demented fantasists like Weissgerber will take to the street in Antifa fashion, assaulting enemies pointed out by their autocratic leaders and theorists. This will result in furious retaliation and a further widening of the dangerous polarity between political factions. 

This division, polarity, and simmering hate between political groups will ultimately result in an all-out war in America—probably between now and the election, and definitely after if Trump is voted back into office.  

I have no idea how all of this will play out. I know, however, looking back at history, that people advocating and practicing violence against their opponents on behalf of the state—and this is precisely what Weissgerber is advocating in turn if the Bernie vanguard makes it to the Oval Office—are often the first to be singled out, accused, tortured, imprisoned, and executed as “counter-revolutionary” by the new government. This is what happened to Mao’s Gang of Four after the murderous “reforms” in China failed.

The state invariably requires patsies and false flag events to deflect blame and distract the masses of ill-informed and propagandized citizens from real problems and real solutions. 

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CIA and CFR Work Together to Destroy Truth

The heavy cost of truth.

Early last year, the Swiss Propaganda Research center (SPR) published information cementing into place something many of us already know—the “mainstream” corporate media is controlled by the Council on Foreign Relations.

“It is no secret that over the last 4 decades, mainstream media has been consolidated from dozens of competing companies to only six,” writes Matt Agorist of The Free Thought Project. “Hundreds of channels, websites, news outlets, newspapers, and magazines, making up ninety percent of all media is controlled by very few people—giving Americans the illusion of choice… Top journalists and executives from all major media companies are integrated into the CFR.”  

Peter Dale Scott’s American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan documents the connection between the CFR, the CIA, the national security state, and Wall Street banksters. 

“[Frank] Wisner and [Allen] Dulles (the latter even when not in the government) were powerful because of their central position in the New York overworld of law, banking, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the New York Social Register,” writes Scott. 

“In its first years the CIA, like OSS before it, was dominated internally by the aristocratic elements of the New York overworld. All seven of the known deputy directors of the CIA at the time came from the same New York legal and financial circles, and no less than six of these seven (including both Dulles and Wisner) were listed in the New York Social Register as well.”

Charles Burris writes:

[O]ur nation does indeed have, like its British cousins across the pond, an Establishment, complete with its own theological canon and doxology of statecraft and spy craft. Its “Vatican” is the Council on Foreign Relations.  Its primary source of treasure and alms has been the Morgan and Rockefeller financial empires, which created the Fed, the great enabler of the Welfare-Warfare State.  Many of its elite seminarians have studied at Ivy League institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, or Columbia; some in particular, at Yale where they were initiated into Skull and Bones.

This cabal of financial “overlords,” as Scott might have it, congregated at the CFR, is responsible for the “news” we consume daily, often without question or suspicion. 

“The narrative created by CFR and its cohorts is picked up by their secondary communicators, also known the mainstream media, who push it on the populace with no analysis or questioning,” writes Agorist. 

The plan to control the thoughts and opinions of the masses through media came to fruition in 1915. Congressman Oscar Callaway pointed this out two years later. His remarks were published in the Congressional Record of February 9, 1917, page 2947:

In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press. They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.

The CIA’s effort to consolidate and expand this hold on media tightened in the 1950s under what has become known as Operation Mockingbird. This effort to control information was later admitted in a CIA document. 

“Although it is a document outlining their desire to become more open and transparent, the deception outlined by various whistleblowers (example) requires us to read between the lines and recognize that the relationships shared between intelligence agencies and our sources of information are not always warranted and pose inherent conflicts of interest,” writes Arjun Walia. 

How many of us actually read between the lines? Not many, although the number is growing as it becomes obvious a hidden elite and its national security state apparatus—the CIA, the Pentagon, the NSA, and associated contractors and supposed NGOs—is skewering the “news” to provide various pretexts for endless war and mass murder that enrich the elite and their top-level cronies. 

The torture of Julian Assange and the mistreatment of whistleblowers and genuine investigative journalists—the latter grew considerably under the “Change and Hope” phony Barack Obama—sends a strong message: if you reveal the secret crimes of the state and its financial overlords, you will pay a heavy price. 

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Congress Aims “Honest Ads” at the Alternative Media

This is about the First Amendment, not Russia.

Lee E. Goodman, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, completely misses the point in an op-ed posted at The Hill. 

Goodman says a bill working its way through Congress, the Honest Ads Act, will fail to target the real danger to democracy, Russia, the off-and-on perennial evildoer since the establishment of the national security state in 1947. 

“When Congress returns to business next week, it will take up legislative responses to foreign meddling in American elections. Front and center will be the Honest Ads Act, a bill severely restricting the First Amendment rights of American citizens and media companies but barely impacting foreign meddlers,” Goodman writes. 

Using what is historically known as “active measures,” Russians have attempted to influence American public opinion and election outcomes over many decades. So foreign meddling is not new.  

What is new are the technological tools—the internet and social media—that facilitate the dissemination of foreign propaganda. Foreign meddlers no longer need to spread their political propaganda on American soil; they can communicate directly to Americans from computers as far away as, say, St. Petersburg, Russia.

No word about meddlers working for the US government. Back in 2013, the Smith-Mundt Act was amended and the State Department began using its foreign propaganda—Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, (both CIA ops) and other networks—to influence US audiences. 

The US is notorious for its meddling in foreign elections and cranking out propaganda to effectuate neoliberal political and economic objectives around the world.

The US initiated numerous propaganda efforts, including the Pentagon Military Analyst Program, the Bush administration’s Video News Release program, America’s Army video game series, the Cuban Twitter ZunZuneo and, of course, the constant deluge of propaganda churned out by the corporate media and transmitted around the world. 

The bill suffers from several inescapable flaws. It would apply only to paid ads—but, in 2016, most Russian propaganda was posted on free social media platforms. It would apply only to the largest media platforms—those with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors, which covers Twitter, Facebook and the New York Times but leaves thousands of other platforms viewed by hundreds of millions of Americans open to foreign propaganda. It would be only a matter of time before other highly visited advertising platforms are swept into the law.

So, watch out, Drudge: Congress will come for you next.

Mr. Goodman, unfortunately, can’t see the forest for the trees (and considering he’s an establishment Republican, he isn’t allowed to).

The push to circumvent constitutionally protected speech on the internet has little to nothing to do with Russia or any other foreign adversary. It’s about a diverse and popular alternative media daily providing counter-arguments and dispelling lies and fabrications put out by the state and its corporate stenographers. This cannot be allowed to continue. 

I predict far more draconian efforts to squelch the opposition. 

The Alex Jones Precedent. This is an ongoing show trial designed to send the message that exposing the true nature of false flag operations will not be tolerated by the state.

Jones is locked in a legal battle with the families of the victims at Sandy Hook. They say his Sandy Hook commentary resulted in harassment and death threats.

This case has zero legal standing. Jones didn’t threaten the plaintiffs or their families. The First Amendment protects—or did when it was functional—his right to say whatever he wants about Sandy Hook or anything else. Calling someone a “crisis actor” is not defamation. it’s part of a tactic to take down a head high up on the alternative media totem. 

However, we now live in a fact-free culture. Millions of Americans believe the entirely preposterous Russia-gate election collusion fairy tale simply because the government said without evidence it existed and is responsible for Donald Trump in the White House.

The Mueller investigation went nowhere. It didn’t find evidence of collusion. All it found was a  predatory social media ad company in Russia using the same marketing tactics as hundreds of American companies.   

Now the government tells us conspiracy theorists and white nationalists are terrorists or wanna-be terrorists.

The feds tried to float this narrative during the Obama years. It recycled a Bush administration Homeland Security report on white supremacy and the threat of radicalized veterans. Janet Napolitano, then secretary, took a lot of flak after the government document was leaked. 

The SPLC and other fear-mongering outfits kept up the heat over the ensuing years and with several suspiciously timed mass shooting events we are now in a position where the government may actually confiscate firearms from law-abiding American citizens categorized by the psychiatry business in partnership with the state as mentally defective. Trump is falling for this ruse. 

The FBI’s COINTELPRO 2.0 may entrap a handful of “white nationalist” patsies using similar techniques used since 9/11 on gullible and mentally ill Muslims. The state’s political police force, the FBI, will deliver. It will provide the fodder required for a propaganda campaign initially rolled out some months ago. 

“Honest Ads” is not about providing transparency for consumers. It’s another step in the ongoing construction of a technological police and surveillance state.

The Honest Ads Act would conscript the resources of media companies and foist upon them law enforcement responsibilities that the FBI and other national intelligence agencies failed at in 2016. But here’s the catch: If media companies fail to detect foreigners disguised with false American identities, they will be punished as lawbreakers. They are drafted to be both law enforcers and criminals in one bill. 

Faced with going to prison, Mark Zuckerberg and all the other CEO darlings of social media corporations will understandably work overtime to memory-hole those responsible for even modest criticism of the government.

It doesn’t matter if that criticism is based in Russia, the US, or the North Pole. The platforms will be sanitized of all contrary narratives. Nothing less is acceptable if our rulers plan to once again monopolize narratives and steer civic discussion. 

Since 9/11, we have witnessed the full contour of an authoritarian state in our midst. In the past, the state and the corporate media—the latter subverted soon after the establishment of the national security state—was remarkably capable of passing off lies and false flags for the purpose of shaping public perception and strengthening belief in official fairy tales. 

Now they’re in trouble. Huge numbers of people no longer take government propaganda at face value. Less than 20 percent of Americans trust the government. Millions voted for Trump because he promised MAGA. The state lost control of its rigged election farce. It now spends our tax money on social media covert ops run by the Pentagon, as we discovered the other day.  The coming battleground is the 2020 election. 

I realize this has become an obsession at the expense of other equally important topics. If the state is successful, there may soon no longer be a place for discussion and counter-narratives. 

If telling the truth is criminal—for instance, the entire Russia-gate farce was cooked up by an outraged and entitled Hillary Clinton, DNC gangsters, and the CIA with tools such as Fusion GPS—then it is entirely possible many of us will be attacked in COINTELPRO fashion. 

Not with big headlines like Alex Jones and a cast of “New Right” others, but subtly behind the scenes, be it by strangling monetary sources or blacklisting individuals from social media participation and possibly the inability to host a website. 

Mostly, it will be the fear factor. When the hammer is about to come down, a lot of people change their behavior. 

The plan is to whittle the alternative media down to a manageable size and disrupt what is left with COINTELPRO subversion operations. 

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Protective Stupidity and the Manufactured White Nationalist Threat

Criminal sanction for not dutifully following the narrative.

I’m probably as sick and tired of white supremacist canard as you are. I keep harping on it because I’m convinced it is a perfect storm, that is to say a chance for the state to aggravate already record-high political division to the boiling point and exploit it in order to expand the police state and outlaw free speech as terrorism and providing aid and comfort to Nazis, fascists, white supremacists, and nationalists. 

Of course, this dinky minority (even the SPLC puts their numbers at a few thousand), is not a threat, at least not a threat on the scale of weekly shootings and murders in Chicago. 

The state and its media have blurred the lines between actual neo-Nazis and Trump-supporting “conservatives,” who are indeed MAGA nationalists, not racist white nationalists. The race part was added after Trump won the election. It fits the Identity Politics credo that declares all white people (especially white males) are somehow privileged and owe billions of dollars to “minorities at risk.” 

You know it is serious when the editorial board of the Gray Lady of Propaganda posts the following:

The awesome power of the state would work tirelessly to deny future terrorists access to weaponry, money and forums to spread their ideology. The movement would be infiltrated by spies and informants. Its financiers would face sanctions. Places of congregation would be surveilled. Those who gave aid or comfort to terrorists would be prosecuted. Programs would be established to de-radicalize former adherents.

The “awesome power of the state” was demonstrated when it incinerated men, women, and children at Waco, or when members of MOVE were incinerated (along with the rest of the neighborhood) in Philadelphia. 

On May 30 the FBI let us know the target. It’s not simply a handful of white supremacists. The threat comes from “fringe political conspiracy theories” that have the magical ability to make people “commit criminal and sometimes violent activity.” 

The editors The New York Times want the government to single out individuals, deny First and Second Amendment rights, close down bank accounts, and set-up the witless and incautious for phony terror attacks, a specialty of the FBI (the showcased arrest and trials of patsies reinforce the propaganda and the illusion of threat). The FBI also has plenty of experience with placing “spies and infiltrators” (the latter often responsible for initiating violence) in legitimate political organizations. In fact, it can be argued the FBI specializes in creating terror groups from scratch, as it did under its COINTELPRO. 

Did you buy something from Infowars or Breitbart, maybe a t-shirt or a coffee mug? According to the NYT, this makes you a “financier” of terrorism and you may face “sanctions,” whatever that means. Buying macho vitamins from Alex Jones is now considered giving “aid and comfort” to the enemy. 

More surveillance—of email, posts, chats, phone calls, browsing history,  and the daily activity of millions of people—will be required to stamp out the fake scourge of white nationalism. 

The NYT is calling for re-education camps. Maybe a congressional task force can be sent to China’s Xinjiang re-education camps to study how to mass brainwash thousands, possibly millions of people not on narrative. Special mental hospital-prisons might be in order. 

SF author Philip K. Dick came up with the concept of “precrime,” an effort to prevent crime before it happens. Dick’s story, The Minority Report, depended on “precogs” (mutants capable of precognition) to prevent future crimes. 

Instead of precrime, we face the stigma of thoughtcrime, a political crime described in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. 

Precrime detection is not necessary if the public is trained the idea of political change is not only impossible but a seriously punished thoughtcrime. 

The NYT editorial board has suggested the creation of thought police. Any deviation from Big Brother’s totalitarianism brought agents of Thinkpol and the Ministry of Love (Miniluv) down on those suspected of independent thought. 

According to the novel’s arch-nemesis, Emanuel Goldstein, 

Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity.

Protective stupidity is precisely what the state with the help of its corporate propaganda media is attempting to accomplish. 

If you don’t want to lose your job, have your bank account shut down, your children taken away by the state, your firearms confiscated by a SWAT team, and your every move strictly monitored by an increasingly sophisticated high-tech surveillance state, you’ll embrace cognitive dissonance.

For instance, that a handful of Arabs violated the laws of physics, made buildings collapse in their footprints, and had the debris of a large aircraft disappear from a Pennsylvania farm field and the lawn at the Pentagon. 

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Warning: This Blog Provides Material Support for Extremist Conspiracy Theories 

How long before this blog is accused of providing “material support” for terrorists?

The left, rallying behind a seething hatred of Trump, is tossing around ideas on how best to criminalize their political opponents. 

Mike Giglio writes for The Atlantic:

At the moment, there is a significant disparity in the amount of funds, personnel, and law-enforcement tools that America devotes to combatting Islamist versus white-nationalist terrorism. Finding a way to add white nationalists to the list of U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations could help address that, Seamus Hughes, the deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, told me. It would lower the bar for law enforcement to be able to charge a person for providing material support to white-nationalist terrorists.

How do we identify white nationalists? 

There are the obvious candidates—shaved head guys standard bearing Nazi flags (now inseparable from Gadsden and Confederate flags), marching in torchlight processions, or marked for life with Odal rune and Iron Cross tattoos. 

After Charlottesville and the so-called “Unite the Right” rally, the corporate media made it look like these people are a national security threat. The SPLC and the ADL would have you believe there are hundreds of thousands of violent racist white evil-doers spread across the country. 

But not even the SPLC can give you an accurate count—or even a clear definition—of what and who these terrible people are. 

From the Daily Beast:

The Southern Poverty Law Center hasn’t counted the members of the so-called “alt-right.” A press representative tells The Daily Beast that they’re not aware of any nationwide surveys designed to count them.

Even so, the SPLC claims to know the numbers:

However, they estimate that the KKK counts between 5,000 and 8,000 members nationwide. Back in the 1920’s, when cities across the south were erecting monuments to Confederate generals, the Klan had 4 million members. As Roger L. Simon points out, this would be an impressive decrease even if the population of the U.S. hadn’t swelled since the 1920’s. Back then, the Klan constituted about 4 percent of the entire U.S. population. Now, the KKK is near its nadir. That would make them less than 0.003 percent of the population, even on the higher end of the SPLC’s estimate. 

In the past, these folks were basically ignored, derided as anachronistic paranoiacs, even laughed at, but now, since the election of Trump, they are everywhere, more lethal and worrisome than the jihadi serial murderers of the Islamic State. 

The hysterical claim we face the threat of white terrorism is promoted by the corporate media. For instance, the Daily Beast (a subsidiary of IAC, a transnational media corporation):

Now, before it grows any stronger, should be the time to move against it with the same kind of concerted international focus of attention and resources that were trained on Osama bin Laden. Now is the time for a global war on white nationalist terrorism…

Networks of white nationalist apologists, sympathizers, supporters and facilitators—vital to any terrorist movement—are deeply embedded in the political and social fabric. They are literally the enemy within…

Voters in Western nations have to understand that the fellow travelers of white nationalist terrorism are not acceptable participants in modern democracies, and vote them out, or see that they are prosecuted, or both.

The FBI was instructed by Congress to provide a definition of a white domestic terrorist. It released a bulletin claiming for “the first time [the FBI] has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat,” according to Yahoo News. 

This recent intelligence bulletin comes as the FBI is facing pressure to explain who it considers an extremist, and how the government prosecutes domestic terrorists. In recent weeks the FBI director has addressed domestic terrorism multiple times but did not publicly mention this new conspiracy theorist threat.

The FBI is already under fire for its approach to domestic extremism. In a contentious hearing last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray faced criticism from Democrats who said the bureau was not focusing enough on white supremacist violence. 

The FBI—forever motivated to stay relevant and get its chunk of the federal budget— overshot the target.

The new focus on conspiracy theorists appears to fall under the broader category of anti-government extremism. “This is the first FBI product examining the threat from conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists and provides a baseline for future intelligence products,” the document states.

In other words, if people believe “conspiracy theories”—for instance, the events of 9/11 are misrepresented by the official narrative—they are “extremist” and “not acceptable participants in modern democracies,” and should be “prosecuted” as criminals providing “material support” to white supremacist terrorists more dangerous to America than ISIS. 

Meanwhile, conspiracy theories pushed by the state—Russia sabotaged the 2016 election—are elevated to unquestionable gospel truth. If you question this fairy tale, you’re either a Putin dupe or a believer in bad conspiracy theories, those that expose the crimes of government. 

How long before this blog and thousands of others are accused of providing “material support” for terrorists? Because “conspiracy theories” are now a national security threat, should I expect to be interviewed by the FBI, surveilled (more than usual), and possibly put in “protective custody” or sent to a mental hospital? 

It sure looks like things are going that way. 

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Follow the Dots: MKUltra and the El Paso Shooting

Three degrees removed from Sydney Gottlieb.

It takes about five minutes of research to connect Patrick Crusius to the CIA and its notorious MKUltra mind control program. 

John Bryan Crusius is Patrick’s father. He is a counselor involved in “Infused Being Therapy” in Dallas, Texas. He specializes in trauma and PTSD. Crusius’ web page notes he worked for the Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas. 

Timberlawn closed down in early 2018. The psychiatric hospital was investigated for patient abuse, including rape. Timberlawn is owned by Universal Health Services, a Fortune 500 corporation in the hospital management business. 

In 2016, Buzzfeed ran an expose showing the corporation is responsible for a number of questionable practices at its nationwide facilities. In addition to accusations UHS defrauded Medicare, the report lists a number of other serious violations, including holding patients solely for financial gain.  

The FBI and DoD teamed up to investigate billings to Tricare, the insurance plan for active military and their families. 

“Concerned by the use of psychotropic drugs on military personnel and veterans, [Citizens Commission on Human Rights International]’s complaints noted that UHS developed a Patriot Support Program, providing treatment for active duty members in the Armed Forces. Veterans and their families are also treated in UHS behavioral facilities.”

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine reported in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry that 30% of veterans prescribed psychotropic drugs had not been diagnosed with a mental health problem.

The military psychiatrists and physicians continue to hand out psychotropic medications like candy to active duty soldiers and veterans with or without a diagnosis of a “mental health problem.” The drug companies continue to ignore off-label use of their drugs and are glad the military co-operates in promoting them. Neither group confronts the clear evidence linking increased psychotropic drug use in the military with the increase in suicide and violent murders committed by our soldiers.

On April 30, 2007, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian announced the University of Massachusetts hosted a lecture by Colin A. Ross. 

The founder and president of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, Ross is well-known for treating patients for multiple personality disorder and associated trauma disorders, including depression, self-mutilation and suicide at Timberlawn Mental Health System of Dallas, Texas. 

During an interview with The Higherside Chats podcast, the Canadian academic psychiatrist talked about taking up residency in Texas “that became the gateway to his involvement in the study of Satanic cults, and the first-hand accounts from patients detailing their victimization through military intelligence testing programs.” Ross began investigating  Project Bluebird, Project Artichoke, MK Search, and Project MKOFTEN.

Ross describes his previous interactions with Sydney Gottlieb. Notoriously accredited with spearheading the CIA’s efforts to control the human mind, Gottlieb took part in numerous military intelligence experiments, from using LSD on unsuspecting Americans, to leading the charge on MK ULTRA.

In 1960, Gottlieb worked with the Eisenhower administration on a plot to overthrow and discredit Fidel Castro. The CIA under Richard Bissell asked Gottlieb to come up with a plan to make Castro unpopular with the Cuban people. “Plans included a scheme to spray a television studio in which he was about to appear with a hallucinogenic drug (LSD) and contaminating his shoes with thallium which they believed would cause the hair in his beard to fall out,” writes John Simkin. 

Back in 1999 on Gottlieb’s death, The New York Times wrote

Friends and enemies alike say Mr. Gottlieb was a kind of genius, striving to explore the frontiers of the human mind for his country, while searching for religious and spiritual meaning in his life. But he will always be remembered as the Government chemist who dosed Americans with psychedelics in the name of national security, the man who brought LSD to the C.I.A.

“Within Technical Services MK-ULTRA projects came under the control of the Chemical Division, headed from 1951 to 1956 by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, a New York Jew who received his doctorate in chemistry from California Tech. Born with a clubfoot and afflicted with a severe stammer, Gottlieb pushed himself with unremitting intensity,” write Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn. 

Gottlieb himself said that the creation of MK-ULTRA was inspired by reports of mind-control work in the Soviet Union and China. He defined the mission as an investigation into how individual behavior could be “altered through covert means.” He gave this description in 1977 during the Kennedy hearings, testifying via remote speaker from another room. “It was felt to be mandatory,” Gottlieb went on, “and of the utmost urgency for our intelligence organization to establish what was possible in this field.”

Let’s summarize. The father of the accused El Paso shooter, John Bryan Crusius, worked with Colin A. Ross at the Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas. Ross is said to have shared a relationship with Sydney Gottlieb, the father of trauma-based CIA MKUltra LSD mind-control experiments, including brainwashing Manchurian candidates for assassination operations. 

Patrick Crusius is three degrees removed from the CIA and its mind control program. Is this a coincidence? I don’t think so. FDR supposedly said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way,” and despite a problem attributing this quote to Roosevelt, it is absolutely true. 

Mass shootings are highly political. I don’t believe the El Paso shooting on the heels of the FBI declaring white supremacy a top domestic terror threat (along with conspiracy theories) is a coincidence. Most of these shootings are classic problem-reaction-solution events. The solution being restrictive firearms laws contrary to the principle of the Second Amendment and the evolution of new enemies considered a threat to the state. 

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Manchurian White Supremacists

If you read this, you might be a domestic terrorist.

There are disturbing similarities between the shootings in El Paso, Pittsburgh, and San Diego. If news reports can be believed, John Earnest, the synagogue shooter in California, had it out for Jews, as did Robert G. Bowers in Pittsburgh. Both posted so-called manifestos online. So did Patrick Crusius, the alleged El Paso shooter, the difference being his manifesto denounced Mexicans. 

The alleged shooter in New Zealand, Brenton Tarrant, posted a manifesto denouncing Muslims. Dylann Roof, who allegedly killed nine people at a black church in South Carolina, also issued what the corporate media described as a manifesto. Tarrant is said to have left behind a 74-page document titled “The Great Replacement.” 

All these documents preach a similar form of racism described as white supremacy by the state and its corporate media. This racism is attributed to the so-called Alt-right or the New Right without evidence or even a clear definition of terms. It is also used to describe those of us who are not politically pigeonholed as right or left and yet are suspect for our critique of the financial class and its banking cartels and interlocked corporate structure. This is described by the state and its media as antisemitic, thus a hate crime.

Timing is everything, Several days before the incident in El Paso, FBI Director Christopher Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee a “majority of the domestic terrorism cases we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence.” 

This was followed by Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren who declared white supremacy as a domestic terror threat. “We need to call out white supremacy for what it is: domestic terrorism. And it poses a threat to the United States of America,” she said during the supposed debate in Detroit last week. 

Then, on August 1, two days before the El Paso incident, it was reported the FBI “for the first time has identified fringe conspiracy theories as a domestic terrorist threat, according to a previously unpublicized document. 

The document specifically mentions QAnon, a shadowy network that believes in a deep state conspiracy against President Trump, and Pizzagate, the theory that a pedophile ring including Clinton associates was being run out of the basement of a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant (which didn’t actually have a basement).

QAnon “claims to have top-level security clearance and has allegedly teamed up with Donald Trump to bring down a global cabal of evil government figures and celebrities,” reports The Telegraph. 

The message is simple: if you believe high government officials might be involved in pedophilia, you’re likely a domestic terror threat. As for the conspiracy to oust President Trump, we have plenty of evidence this is indeed the objective of the state and its political establishment. 

“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.

In other words, the rigged presidential sweepstakes where preferred candidates are handpicked and vetted—while black sheep Tulsi Gabbard is scoured by the corporate media for not parroting to the letter the war party line—will be protected from the vagaries of social media, thus making certain another Donald Trump does not arise from the mob. 

The following may soon be considered the raving of a criminal conspiracy theorist radicalized in the deepest shadows of the dark web. 

1. I don’t believe in coincidences. The appearance of several “manifestos” basically touting the same version of “white supremacy” prior to deadly mass shootings shouldn’t be considered a fluke, nor an orchestrated plot by the followers of Anders Breivik, who compared himself to Vidkun Quisling, the Nazi stand-in during the occupation of Norway. 

2. There is no logical political point to be made by killing innocent people. Mass murder certainly won’t rally the people to your ideology, so we’re expected to believe these accused killers are simply nihilists radicalized online and engaged in terror attacks driven by a visceral, illogical, and violent race-based impulse. 

3. I have no evidence these mass shootings are orchestrated by the state and its intelligence agencies. However, as a student of history, I can tell you that what is now unfolding has precedent on several levels—from the FBI taking over KKK klaverns in the 1960s during COINTELPRO to a number of purported racists working as informants (the most notable being Hal Turner). The same can be said for the violent left, most notoriously the Weather Underground and the Symbionese Liberation Army, the latter making itself headline material by kidnapping the granddaughter of propaganda specialist William Randolph Hearst. I believe these are orchestrated events similar to NATO’s Operation Gladio operations in Europe (specifically the Red Brigades).  

4. Manchurian candidates? It is entirely possible. The CIA has worked on this since the 1950s (see this document). There are glaring anomalies in the assassination of Robert Kennedy (Sirhan Sirhan claimed he was hypnotized), Martin Luther King (his family insists the government killed the civil right leader), and John Lennon (see my video here). Timothy McVeigh claimed the military implanted a microchip in his backside (although the media laughed this one off, there is evidence the military has experimented with chip implants; no autopsy was performed on the convicted bomber of the Oklahoma City federal building, so we will never know for sure). Then there is the Monarch program (the continuous use of so-called trauma-based programming techniques; reading this document will get you pegged as a domestic terrorist by our NSA overseers).  

5. In the weeks ahead, there will be a demand by Congress to crack down on “hatred,” that is to say information that does not follow the establishment agenda. Now that we are inching closer to conflating nonviolent “anti-government” activity with domestic race-based terrorism, it should be expected the current effort to de-platform critics and activists from social media will move into hyperdrive. I expect the user-board website 8chan and other alternative platforms such as Gab (where shooter Robert Bowers reportedly posted) to be taken down.

6. The Second Amendment will be further chipped away and “military-style” firearms will be outlawed, possibly even confiscated, although this will most definitely prove to be problematic with more than 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States. 

The online document attributed to Patrick Crusius strikes all the targets.

Immigration, racism, white supremacy. 

It’s said the manifesto was posted online, not long before Crusius deployed for his murder assignment at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas. I live fifty miles west of El Paso. I know this mall, this Walmart.   

From LATimes:

Although authorities did not publicly confirm his identify or describe the precise contents of the manifesto, a document posted on the website 8chan hours before the rampage spoke about the “invasion” of Latino immigrants and said the writer agreed with the shooter who killed worshipers at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. That document was posted by an anonymous user who posted another document under the file name “P._Crusius.” That file was taken down, and it is not clear what it contained.

Here is what it contained: 

First thing you notice. Minus a few typos, the document is relatively well-constructed. It’s not rambling. Direct points are made and solutions for problems are called for despite obvious brutally. The Crusius Manifesto is a military-style document with detached narration that has all the charm of an eviction notice. 

The attack comes a few days after the FBI boss Christopher Wray went before Congress to warn about white supremacy violence. “I can assure you, and we are aggressively pursuing it using both counterterrorism resources and criminal investigative resources and partnering closely with our state and local partners,” Wray said. 

The FBI has a long history of “neutralizing,” as J. Edgar Hoover put it, all serious political challenge to the corporate state. During the reign of COINTELPRO, hundreds of organizations were surveilled and millions of citizens had their liberty violated, mostly for exercising the right to petition and speak out about the state. 

I believe this is the first of possibly several events in the lead-up to the 2020 election. The financial elite controls the US government, a rigged election system, and a formerly sophisticated propaganda corporate media. The empire has no intention of enduring another populist in the White House and thus the privileges of an imperial presidency. This sort of heavy lifting requires federal agency expertise. The CIA and FBI are not Trump’s friends. 

Cui bono on this one. 

The new hyped domestic threat of white supremacist violence will require all law-abiding Americans with firearms to suffer further prohibition on what is a natural right. 

With every attack, the white supremacist model is tweaked. The anti-government angle is played up. It’s conflated with racist violence directed at Latinos and other races. Jewish organizations warn antisemitism is on the rise. Muslims worry about attacks on mosques. More division and fear. There is a historically significant amount of political and cultural polarization across the country. 

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Pentagon Wants 16-year Old Kids to Fight the Empire’s Wars

A shrinking pool of eligible bullet stoppers.

The Pentagon is desperate. Far too many millennials are criminals, so luring them in to become the latest crop of bullet stoppers for the state is a nonstarter. 

Solution? Recruit 16-year-olds. Most have yet graduated to petty and violent crime, although a lot of them are in video game training for a future of violence and self-destructive stupidity. 

It’s not being widely reported in the media. Recruiters are ready to go after tenth-graders. They are itching to snag kids before they engage in a life of crime, or before they have fully-mature brains (well, some of them) and decide to kill and be killed isn’t much of a career choice.

First, though, the state will have to give these little darlings the “right” to vote for a crop of handpicked carnival barkers, euphemistically called representatives of the people. 

I don’t know about you, but when I was sixteen all I thought about was cruising in my father’s car with a freshly minted state permission to drive card in my wallet as I searched desperately for girls willing to make-out in the backseat. 

It took a year or two before I was politically aware, mostly as a result of Richard Nixon’s plan to “draft” me (polite speak for slavery) into the meat grinder he inherited from LBJ, aka the Vietnam War, where I would either be minced, traumatized for life, or lucky enough to stay behind lines and scrub latrines while other kids fought and senselessly died. 

Around this time college, high school students and millions of other concerned Americans marched against the war, a truly remarkable one-time event now impossible in America because the military is “volunteer” and our wars are “humanitarian.” 

Most of these so-called volunteers “joined” the military because they have so few other career options (if you consider killing other people a career choice). Brought up in largely single-parent homes and taught all manner of nonsense in public schools that now resemble locked down prisons, these “volunteers” are completely ignorant of the reason the state needs them to fight and die. 

It’s all about the psychopathic dominance of a tiny elite. The elite doesn’t send its Harvard-bound kids into its neoliberal meat grinder (because so many of these silver spoon darlings have bone spurs and such). 

But this system is breaking down, mostly because the state upholds standards that worked in the 1940s and 50s, but are completely irrelevant now. They insist it is not permissible to fill the empty ranks with criminals. Hired killers must be held to the highest moral standard. 

So, like the United Kingdom, the US is looking to 16-year old kids to fight in the name of the corporate state and, of course, our freedom to live hand-to-mouth in a political and cultural cesspool. 

Democrats like the idea of 16-year-old voters. Most are far more impressionable and less cantankerous than your average middle-age deplorable. They also approve the idea of feeding kids into the military, but you don’t hear a lot about that because Democrats and progressives don’t think much about war. It’s a big blind spot for them. There are more important issues, for instance trans-gender bathrooms.

I don’t think this is going to turn out like they think it will. Far too many 16-year olds will flunk out of basic training. Most don’t have what it takes, never mind all those formative years killing bad guys on computer screens. 

If The Donald gets us into a big shooting war over in the Middle East or in the South China Sea, the mandatory servitude of conscription will be required. It won’t be a turkey shoot like Iraq or Libya. It will be an existential threat, so all males—criminally inclined or not—between 16 and 45 will be inducted, same as they were after FDR tricked the Japanese into invading Pearl Harbor, or Johnson said the North Vietnamese attacked our warships in the Gulf of Tonkin. 

But the kids are oblivious. They were taught to be so. And the propaganda machine will tell them they’re sacrificing their lives (or limbs and mental health) for the noble cause of star-spangled democracy, which most of them know close to zero about. 

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