“I Am Invincible, Hear Me Roar” (May I Have Some Earplugs Please?)

There was this women’s protest march in Washington and other cities the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, and I’m glad I was not there. This is one of those times in which I miss Dapper O’Neil, who in Boston politics was quite expressive in his criticisms of “women’s libbers.”

What these marching protesters were protesting was really Donald Trump’s rhetoric, supposedly “racist” and “sexist” rhetoric that they seem to believe is degrading and patronizing to women.

Yet, many of these “ladies” used the most foul and demeaning language in their rhetoric, and displayed placards with extremely vulgar language that decent people believe to be indecent, and disgusting, in fact. There did seem to be a lot more actual hate being spewed from these people than I have heard from Donald Trump, too.

Just look at these photos taken by James Bovard who was there in Washington at the march. In the comments, he wrote, “I wasn’t trying to pick out testy looking photos but — well, there was a lot of that there. When the crowd started chanting, they seemed especially ill-tempered.”

Some signs read: “This p**sy bites back,” “P**sy Power,” “I want a dyke for President” (Dick van Dyke’s too old to run for President now.). And, “C***s against capitalism,” “White lives matter too much” (held by a white woman, obviously with low self-esteem). There was a sign with hammers and sickles on it. (I guess that’s a “c*** against capitalism.”)

You see what government-run schools produce?

One “lady” held a huge replica of, ahem, a “phallic symbol,” with “Donald Trump is a d*ck” written on it (Again with the Dick van Dyke stuff?).

Some hats stated: “F*** off,” which goes with the obscenities blurted out by Madonna. I don’t pay attention to celebrity news, so I don’t really know who these celebrities are, and I’m glad, although I’ve heard of “Madonna,” who is supposedly a singer. But I’m a classical music listener. However, I do know who Roberta Peters is, or was, and I doubt that Madonna or Ashley Judd could possibly be in the same category as a Roberta Peters as far as “dignified performers” or celebrities go.

But this whole display of vulgarity, obscenity, and ignorance is really quite something. I heard Rush Limbaugh yesterday, having no problem bringing back his moniker for these people: “feminazis.” And he’s exactly right. One minute they display posters stating, “Freedom Not Fascism,” and then they show support for … Hillary Clinton, a real fascist. (But then, so is Trump!)

Cognitive dissonance much?

“F you,” “F this” and “F that.” A lot of narcissists there, as they really don’t show very much respect for other people. And what’s with bringing their little kids there, to be exposed to the foul-mouthed imbeciles and foul-language, sex-obsessed posters? These “ladies” clearly don’t have any sense of decency, nor do they have any common sense in raising their little kids, who should not be exposed to that crap.

Now, if you are one of those angry, immature narcissists who shouts out foul, vulgar language or carried sexually explicit placards and actually brought your little kids there with you, then I want to say that I’m glad I am not married to you. I am also glad you are not by daughter, my sister, or my mother (or my cousin, aunt, or next-door neighbor, quite frankly). No, that’s not “sexist,” just anti-moron.

One nearly-nude-above-the-waist female showed a sign stating, “De-Sexualize the Female Body.” Yeah, right.

Yet many of these people are the same ones who promote sexual promiscuity and abortion-on-demand. Not good.

Some of the signs at the protest expressed the narcissists’ support for Planned Parenthood as well. The abortion cult consists of millions of brainwashed victims who really believe that having an abortion, i.e. murdering their offspring, is a “rite of passage.” When they are finished with their shouting obscenities and expressions of sexual dysfunction, these “protesters” really ought to read the late Dr. Bernard Nathanson on the abortion cult and view his documentary from the 1980s.

I can’t wait until the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. While the abortion issue will be brought back to state control, and probably won’t be made illegal in all states, still maybe then some of these sexually repressed, impulsive “ladies” might consider growing up and taking some responsibility for their behavior (and encouraging their daughters to do so, too).

Sadly, many of these protesting “ladies” support Hillary Clinton who is a big promoter of governmental intrusions into education and into the lives of families. In Hillary’s Amerika is the very police state that goes against women’s rights. They ought to read Naomi Wolf on how governments use sexual humiliation to manipulate and violate the masses.

And do any of these protesting women even know about the Clinton Foundation’s taking money from the Saudi regime, and Hillary then using her power and influence to aid the Saudis in acquiring their contracts with Boeing? She’s thoroughly corrupt, and they love her.

Yech!

The Good News: We Finally Got Rid of Obama! The Bad News: We Got Trump! (Doh!)

So today is inauguration day for Donald Trump. Yesterday I heard Mike Gallagher on the radio saying that some Democrat Congresspeople refusing to attend the inauguration are “dreadful” and that it’s “un-American” and that they are “disrespecting the American people.” No, they aren’t being disrespectful and it’s not “un-American.” It’s just another ceremonial extravaganza to empower another dictator to rule over us. Lots and lots of cheering and swooning sheeple will attend the inauguration, so whatever.

But with all these anti-Trump protesters, mainly the ones on the left, it’s all about “racism,” “sexism,” and LGBT, etc. etc. They aren’t like the anti-Bush protesters of 2004 or 2005 who were protesting because they were anti-war and supported civil liberties. No, what matters to the current group of protesters is not civil liberties or immoral wars, but race, LGBT, etc. In other words, people are now obsessed with group identity politics to a pathological extent.

But what’s “un-American” and “disrespectful” are the NSA and other surveillance state goons and their corporatist cronies spying on their fellow Americans. During the debates, Donald Trump belittled Rand Paul for bringing up the Fourth Amendment that those government goons have been violating. Given all the militarists that Trump is appointing, they will increase the surveillance state even more, against their own fellow Americans. Hooray for The Donald! (And good for “Libertarians for Trump,” they really know how to promote liberty.)

I hope that Donald Trump has studied the Constitution since those debates. He clearly showed a lack of understanding of the Fourth Amendment that protects the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

Unlike with Obama, Bush, and other previous Presidents, I want to see Trump follow what he is being sworn in today to obey. And that includes the Fourth Amendment, which reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

And also disrespectful and un-American is a President such as Obama sending troops to Poland to intentionally provoke the Russians right at the end of his term in order to cause trouble right at the beginning of Trump’s term. I hope Trump immediately withdraws those troops as well as the many others needlessly and irresponsibly stationed overseas.

Besides his apparent love thus far for the surveillance state and lack of respect for or understanding of due process, Trump also doesn’t like due process, free markets, private property rights, and so on when it comes to trade. Not only does he believe it’s okay to coerce Ford Motors, Carrier air conditioners and others to not take their plants out of the country, but now he wants to coerce foreign companies like BMW to take their plants to the U.S. Now that’s a real fascist. (I’m glad that “Libertarians for Trump” have found the right guy to help them to promote free markets!)

Besides Mike Gallagher’s saying that Democrats not wanting to attend the inauguration — a grandiose ceremony to empower the next dictator-in-chief — is “disrespectful” and un-American, some of the other talk radio personalities have also been saying the most bizarre things. Jeff Kuhner was sounding like a hypnotized mystic with his religious-worship-sounding nationalistic/collectivistic rhetoric. He’s from the Twilight Zone, for sure.

And I heard Hugh Hewitt a few days ago saying that the $trillion infrastructure “shovel-ready” projects for which Donald Trump wants to use tax dollars to squander (just like Obama), will be a good thing, because it’s Trump being the central planner here. Hewitt is saying that the difference is who the central planner is that’s in charge! Yes, he really believes that.

And I’m sure that most of these so-called conservative radio talk personalities have been dissing Obama’s commutation of Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning. I did hear Michael Medved ignorantly criticizing Manning’s actions and calling him a “traitor,” and incorrectly stating that Manning compromised our security or that of U.S. soldiers overseas, none of which was true.

Manning was railroaded in a sham kangaroo trial and convicted of violating the “Espionage Act,” even though he wasn’t “spying,” didn’t give information to “the enemy” (unless you consider the American people “the enemy”), and wasn’t acting on behalf of any foreign government, only his fellow Americans.

Unfortunately, many people are authoritarians who believe in obedience to the government and that if government and military people act criminally and murderously against innocents and show utter corruption we are obligated to sweep such facts under the rug.

Some actual convicted spies acted on behalf of foreign regimes (including the Russians), but they were not tortured as was Bradley Manning during his 3-year, pre-trial solitary confinement.

And I believe that Donald Trump is extremely authoritarian and will crack down on whistleblowers and investigative journalists just as Obama has done. Trump will not be for transparency, and he has no apparent moral scruples, so I expect more crackdowns, and even less freedom.

And as far as Trump’s cabinet nominees go, they all really suck. Big time. Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry now saying that the Dept. of Energy has important functions and shouldn’t be abolished? This department that didn’t exist until 1977?

My, how America lagged behind in energy innovations and progress throughout its first 200 years without a Department of Energy! Thanks, Mr. Perry.

And “Billionaire Betsy DeVos” the nominee for Sec. of Education can’t say that of course there should be guns in schools carried by trained citizens such as teachers, administrators or security guards to protect the kids and workers from crazed lunatics like Adam Lanza. No, she refers to grizzly bears. The deranged senator questioning her was Chris Murphy who wants to keep schools “gun-free zones,” so that other Adam Lanzas can go into the schools freely without fear of being shot back.

And why can’t “Billionaire Betsy Devos” say honestly that the federal Dept. of Education should be abolished? (Because like most conservatives, she favors government-controlled education, that’s why. The only difference between them and the progressives is which social agenda to shove down the kids throats.)

You mean, abolish the U.S. Department of Education that has only existed since 1980?

My, how the U.S. lagged behind in its educational ranking until 1980! (Wait a minute! It’s just the opposite: the U.S. was generally #1 in educational ranking compared to the other developed countries for decades and decades, but since the Dept. of Education came into existence, the U.S. rankings have steadily crashed in all categories, reading, math, science. Hooray for the federalization of education!)

And “Dr.” Tom Price, the HHS nominee, can’t say that not only should ObamaCare be repealed, but all the other socialist distortions of medical care, such as Medicare and Medicaid should be given the heave-ho. Like most conservatives and Republicans, Dr. Price believes in the socialism of Medicare, etc. and won’t advocate for its repeal and call for replacing these intrusions and distortions with freedom. And of course, I have no such hope for Donald Trump either. Trump believes in the system of tax-thefts, redistribution of wealth, central planning, and government controls, which will not “make America great again,” folks.

And supposedly Trump’s top-of-the-list possible Supreme Court bureaucrat is Judge William Pryor, a terrible, horrible choice. Let’s hope for someone less fascist.

Sorry to be such a gloomy gus. But unlike all the fools on talk radio, I am rational, and a realist.

Are Those Who Don’t Blindly Believe Government Authority Really Just “Conspiracy Theorists”?

It is sad that millions and millions of people believe what government bureaucrats and media people say without even considering the possibility that the information might be false. And if those who do challenge and investigate and discover contradictory information than what the “mainstream” maintains, then they are called “conspiracy theorists,” “tinfoil hat wearers,” and so on.

And the neocon talk radio crowd is right up there with the “Russians hacked the DNC” narrative. In fact, some of them such as Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved are critical of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange as a “Russian agent” or who just shouldn’t be believed or trusted.

Hugh Hewitt further huffed yesterday describing Assange as a “rapist” or a “possible rapist,” because of an accusation of “lesser degree rape” from 2010 that Assange most recently continues to emphatically deny, stating that in 2010 he voluntarily went to Swedish authorities for questioning, and he has never been formally charged. But dishonest quackmasters like Hewitt continue with that kind of smear in addition to the “Russian agent” stuff.

Regarding the alleged Russian connection, Glenn Greenwald recently showed how dishonest the Guardian newspaper was in misquoting Assange, falsely showing Assange to praise Trump and falsely claiming an Assange-Putin relationship. I’m sure that Hewitt and Medved believed every word of the falsely attributed quotes by Assange that were tweeted and retweeted by journalists and news consumers all over the world.

Also recently, Greenwald detailed how the Government Post, a.k.a. The Washington Post, continues to stand in partnership with the U.S. feds in distributing its own “fake news” to deceive its readers and those who follow all the tweets of its reporters and of Marty Baron, its editor.

As I tried to point out in my previous post, many news consumers continue to believe a lot of the fake news —  propaganda — thrown out by the government and its stenographers of the mainstream media.

Most of the media, the cable newsbimbos and so on, and congresspeople and beltway pundits, continue to refer to the “17 intelligence agencies all agreeing that the DNC emails were hacked by Russia,” because they believe what CIA and FBI bureaucrats tell them. We should take “Intelligence” director James Claptrapper at his word. But people easily forget how the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, all have a very shaky record when it comes to truth-telling, judgment, reliability and trustworthiness.

“Well, given that the CIA and FBI have been right maybe once or twice, that’s good enough for me,” say the millions out there among the sheeple population.

But thanks to whistleblowers like Daniel Elsberg, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and William Binney, and WikiLeaks of course, those who don’t worship the government and can handle hard truths have discovered that a lot of government “assessments” are mainly propaganda for the purpose of getting the public to go along with government shenanigans at their tax-robbing expense.

For instance, the tales associated with 9/11 and all its sub-stories and earlier events in America are major examples of that over the past 15 years now. Because of propaganda and disinformation many people still believe that JFK was killed by a lone assassin, Lee Garvey Oswald. Many people still believe that Iraq and Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11.

In fact, most people probably still believe that Osama bin Laden directed the September 11th, 2001 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, when there was never any evidence to prove it.

What? The U.S. government continued to assert that Osama bin Laden was behind 9/11 even though it had no evidence to support those claims?

But right after 9/11, the news people were repeating the propaganda 24-7 because the bureaucrats had been planning to escalate their intrusions and bombings in the Middle East and Asia since well in advance of 9/11, in the name of “regime change.” Here is Gen. Wesley Clark in 2007 listing the different countries that the neocons and interventionists had planned to do their dirty work:

Regarding the lack of evidence to prove the government’s assertion that Osama bin Laden played a role in 9/11 (although he did have ties to the CIA), that lack of evidence is discussed in this article by retired theology professor David Ray Griffin, who has written extensively on 9/11. That article by Griffin links to an article from the “Muckraker Report” by Ed Haas (article no longer available, here is the archived article). The “Muckraker Report” is “proud to have been awarded the Censored 2008 Real News Award from Project Censored.”

That “Muckraker Report” article includes an image of Osama bin Laden’s page at the FBI’s most wanted list prior to 2008. The FBI had stated that, while bin Laden was wanted by the FBI for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya, bin Laden was not wanted by the FBI for involvement in 9/11 because they didn’t have evidence to prove it.

In my earlier post I mentioned that the bin Laden “raid” and alleged killing was made up and that bin Laden probably had died of kidney disease in 2001 or 2002. Here is a video I linked to with Dan Rather anchoring the CBS News in 2002 regarding bin Laden’s then treatment in the hospital.

Related to President George W. Bush and the U.S. military’s invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 based on lack of evidence against bin Laden and lack of any valid case against the Afghan Taliban, is their invasion of Iraq in 2003 based on bad “intelligence” and false information gathered by way of torture. Yes, the purpose of the torture was to get false information to justify Bush’s war in Iraq.

And it’s even possible that the “underwear bomber” was helped by the FBI to board flight 253 to Detroit with a visa the U.S. government had ordered not to be revoked despite his known ties to terrorism.

Sadly, millions and millions of people are conditioned since their earliest years to believe and trust the authorities. And they will believe and trust the government and its authorities no matter how many corruption scandals and criminal acts are exposed on a daily basis. A lot of people have a hard time with a particular narrative that challenges their trust in authorities, especially those authorities who are there to provide security. When they are exposed as wolves guarding the hen house, people just don’t want to accept it, and so they defend the criminals in authority.

Now, regarding 9/11, I do not believe that “19 hijackers” and their Saudi supporters were the sole perpetrators of the terrorist attacks, nor do I believe that it was an “inside job” by U.S. government that Bush and Cheney had some advance knowledge of. However, I do believe that there had to have been elements connected to the U.S. government as well as non-government connivers who were involved.

But there are many people who insist on believing the official narrative, the 9/11 Commission, etc.

Here is a video of several psychologists who explain some of the reactions of many people when their belief in authority such as the U.S. government is challenged. I think such analyses can apply to how some people react to when whistleblowers such as Daniel Elsberg, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and William Binney expose corruption and criminality in their own government and in the military.

That video is excerpted from this lengthier video by architects and engineers who challenge the official 9/11 narrative. It details some information on the World Trade Center buildings collapse that I’m sure many experts probably would want to refute.

And here is a video by James Corbett who explains who might have been behind the 9/11 attacks. Some of the information is very interesting. I wonder how he knows that certain officials had meetings scheduled at the WTC on 9/11 but canceled them at the last moment.

As we have seen more recently, with the WikiLeaks DNC email leaks, the Washington Post‘s extremely dishonest propaganda campaign, and so on, much of the news media have been in cahoots with government bureaucrats in delivering the “news” that government bureaucrats want the people to hear.

Should We Believe the Government Anymore? The News Media?

Maybe now people can understand why I’ve been making references to “government propagandists and their lapdog news media stenographers,” and so on.

The Obama administration and its Washington pundit apparatchiks and media sycophants are all on this “Russia hacked the DNC and tampered with the U.S. Presidential election” mantra like they are part of a fanatical cult.

Obama and his fellow Democrats obviously are so embarrassed from the DNC email leaks that they are going with this “Bad, Russia, bad” stuff to take attention away from the DNC leak details.

I happen to believe that Obama and his fellow morons are doing these things even though they know the truth that Russia did not hack the DNC and that the leaks were caused by either a Democrat insider (as Julian Assange himself hinted at, and Oliver Stone has suggested as well), such as a disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporter, and/or a NSA or CIA bureaucrat who just didn’t want to see Hillary Clinton elected President.

And following the “Russia hacking the DNC” story, the latest from the Washington Post has been its hysterical claim that Vermont’s electric grid was hacked by the Russians. “Russian malware” was found on one laptop associated with the utility but it was not connected to the grid. The lunatics at the Post didn’t even bother to check that with Vermont officials.

Do the news media really believe what they are reporting on this “Russian hacking the DNC,” or are they just following instructions to report it as fact while knowing it is really fake news? I haven’t heard anyone in the MSM ask for actual evidence for the “17 intelligence agencies” accusations that Russians hacked the DNC. (What? Lazy MSM news reporters actually investigating and doing research? Heh.)

And now we can see why the Washington Post published a piece smearing legitimate news and information websites as “fake news” distributors: The Post knows just how their participation in propaganda and spin control on behalf of Obama and Democrats has been exposed by the DNC email leaks, and are trying to cover it up by taking attention away from it.

As part of the charade, Obama has now expelled 35 Russian diplomats and their families, including a chef, and who knows what other “retaliatory” measures the community organizer President will be imposing.

But “KGB thug” Putin isn’t playing along, as he has stated that “We will not expel anyone. We will not prevent their families and children from using their traditional leisure sites during the New Year’s holidays. Moreover, I invite all children of U.S. diplomats accredited in Russia to the New Year and Christmas children’s parties in the Kremlin.” Putin obviously isn’t taking the bait.

As I had noted previously, the WikiLeaks releases of DNC emails showed that Democrat operatives such as Debbie Wasserman Schultz had been cahooting to lock Bernie Sanders out of the Democrat nomination. And during the campaign, leaked emails show, Hillary was given debate questions from Democrat flunky Donna Brazile in advance of debates. Some of the most damaging leaks showed that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta illegally coordinated the Clinton campaign with a Clinton SuperPac.

In one leaked John Podesta email, Podesta urged the DNC to coordinate with media to promote Cruz, Carson and especially Trump as a “pied piper” candidate for the Republican nomination, thinking  such a strategy would mean an easy win for the Democrat in the general election, in the same way that in 2008 Rush Limbaugh urged Republicans to go into Democrat primaries to vote for Obama, thinking that Obama would easily lose in that November election.

Sometimes campaign strategy can get a little too crazy for control freaks, I suppose.

We also saw from leaked emails the corruption of the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary’s telling her supporters one thing and telling the banksters something else in her highly-paid speeches.

WikiLeaks also showed the various news media hacks who have been cahooting and colluding with the Clinton campaign to slant not just the news but the whole campaign for Hillary. There were Hillary supporters “embedded” in the news media. Among other sad displays, former Politico reporter Glenn Thrush, now with the desperate New York Times, asked Podesta for approval of Thrush’s Politico stories.  Such media bias for Hillary even included Howard Stern, for crying out loud.

So if I were Obama and his little minions, I’d be embarrassed, too. A lot of it is really unbelievable. And I’m sure there are readers who still don’t believe what I’m writing, and won’t even click on the links to check that out. But if the emails released to WikiLeaks were really “fakes,” as has been alleged, then why didn’t Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Podesta, Donna Brazile or any of the other DNC clowns sue WikiLeaks for libel or slander?

In other revelations this past year, not only does NPR want to censor conservatives (a total shock, I know), but CNN fired Dr. Drew Pinsky for his expressing concern over Hillary’s “1950s” medical care. Clinton campaign workers and media hacks also shamed an NBC reporter for covering Hillary’s coughing fit.

So this “Russia hacking DNC” story being played by the Obama administration and its media lapdogs is part of the actual fake news the propagandists in the media give us on a daily basis, such as the FBI’s “thwarting terror plots,” the media‘s psy-op that the Obama administration killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 even though bin Laden had probably already died years earlier, or the media’s propaganda on behalf of banning guns and on so-called “human-caused climate change.”

Now, I’m sure that many readers won’t click on links attached to claims that are not what they are used to hearing, such as my assertion that Osama bin Laden had already died in 2001 or 2002, of kidney disease, because many people have been conditioned to believe the “news” they see. They will probably perceive as absurd the suggestion that the whole 2011 bin Laden raid and killing was a fabrication.

Sadly, millions of people believe the propaganda being fed to them by the government and its media stenographers. They believe the climate change preaching despite the “science” depending mainly on computer models and not actual empirical evidence. They believe that banning guns saves lives even though disarming law-abiding citizens costs lives, such as in Orlando and other “gun-free zones.” And they really have believed the feds’ propaganda since 9/11 to promote mass approval of the “war on terror.”

And now many people really believe that Russians or Putin hacked the DNC and manipulated the U.S. Presidential election.

“Oh, but the government and the news media wouldn’t lie to us, would they? Of course they wouldn’t do that.”

No, they wouldn’t lie about Russian hacking of DNC emails. They wouldn’t lie when promoting ObamaCare. They wouldn’t lie about Osama bin Laden (see above) and Saddam Hussein, or lie to start a war against Iraq after 9/11, or lie to start a war against Iraq before 9/11. The government and its media repeaters certainly wouldn’t lie to get the U.S. into a war with Vietnam, and unnecessarily sacrifice 58,000 American lives as well as hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians. No, they wouldn’t do that.

Anyway, Obama and his ilk now are doubling down, and installing a new “Ministry of Truth,” in which the gubmint will decide which news is fit for consumption and which is not. Millennial up-and-coming news journalists will happily comply with the bureaucrats’ demands for censorship, as the millennial journalists’ seasoned bosses are already doing it. Or perhaps they want to avoid the feds’ persecution of honest journalism, I don’t know.

It’s all a part of the drooling government sycophants’ craving to silence others who expose the political class’s hypocrisy, their crackpot political views, and so on, both progressive and conservative.

And now we have irrational self-censorship, such as Steve Martin deleting his harmless tweet about Carrie Fisher, and academic censorship, such as the recent suspension of a law professor for wearing a costume for Halloween, all in the name of idiotic political correctness.

As Thomas DiLorenzo pointed out, the point of political correctness, such as on college campuses and the entertainment industry, is to silence dissent. Especially those who dissent from the socialism being pushed by many among these groups for over a century.

Note how the latest warmongers, the New Cold Warriors against Russia promoting the censorship of “fake” (i.e. real) news are now from the same side as the PC crowd.

The Feds’ New “Ministry of Truth”

Many people are worried now about the new federal “Ministry of Truth,” which supposedly will be imposed on us now that Obama has signed H.R. 5181, the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act, that includes a federal “Center for Information Analysis and Response.” Such an agency, according to WND, will use taxpayer funds to infiltrate educational institutions and news media to aid government bureaucrats to determine what is the real truth and what is “fake news.” Like we can trust bureaucrats and their media and academia sycophants who propagandize daily — dishonestly promoting everything from the Iraq War to ObamaCare — to let the American people know what the “truth” is!

But I don’t think such an agency will last very long. There is something called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (Yes, it’s still the “law of the land,” when I last checked, regardless of the court kooks and degenerates who rubber-stamp bureaucrats’ insatiable cravings for power.) And the First Amendment states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

I am hopeful that courts will overturn this new law as unconstitutional, unless Donald Trump thinks he can benefit from such an agency as long as it still exists and exerts power. So far, he has demonstrated NO understanding of the concept of freedom of speech, as well as freedom of trade, free markets, and all the rest. If we’re lucky, someone might give him a copy of the U.S. Constitution and he might actually read it and get some analyses from constitutional lawyers such as Jonathan Turley and John Whitehead. (But, being the realist that I am, I’m not holding my breath.)

Our Screwed Up, Dysfunctional Society

Patrice Lewis has this article titled, How Grinchy parents steal Christmas, regarding ideologically fanatical parents who give their boys Barbie dolls and give their girls trucks, etc.

No, it’s all about suppressing genetic normalcy and molding children into something the feminists approve of. Is it really empowering to deny boys and girls the kind of toys they would enjoy just to demonstrate how enlightened and post-sexist you are?

This attitude is bad enough for girls, but it’s devastating for boys. More than that, it’s designed to make children, girls and especially boys, emasculated wimps fit only for safe rooms and gender activism. These gender Nazis want children to march to the drum of the agenda, an agenda which states children must hate and fight against their innate unique biological traits and strengths.

So how does this affect society as a whole? It screws people up, that’s how.

“Gender Nazis.” Heh.

So I guess the social justice warriors are for self-hatred, self-denial, and self-punishment. Although that’s probably not what they think. They’re brainwashed social justice warriors, so they think they are do-gooders, based on the ideology they are brainwashed with.

But this refusal to deal with the basic differences between male and female has led our culture toward a lot of social dysfunction, dysfunctional marriages and just overall dysfunctional relationships in general.

Related to the issue that Patrice Lewis brought up, in my view, is that teenagers are starting to become sexually active at way too young an age. The older people in their lives, the older siblings, older friends or even parents who are encouraging the younger ones to be sexually active too soon, are actually initiating the process of distorting the youngins’ comfort with intimacy and emotional connection with others later in life.

There was also this article in the End of the American Dream blog a few years ago mentioning that 25% of teen girls has a sexually transmitted disease while 24% of STD-infected teens in the U.S. still has unprotected sex. The article blames the “sexual revolution” and a promiscuous culture. (Ya think?) The “sexual revolution,” by the way, really advanced in the 1960s and ’70s with Helen Reddy’s “Hear Me Roar” and the bra-burners, and the Roe v. Wade abortion decision. And now the degenerates of Planned Parenthood recently published a pamphlet encouraging teenagers or young adults with HIV to hide that fact from their prospective sexual partners. So there is the deceitfulness among some in the early-sex-promoting industry.

And now we have the “transgender” stuff.

I think it really is a form of child abuse for adults with a warped gender agenda to force their gender or transgender fanaticism onto their little kids who are still growing and developing emotionally and psychologically. In most cases, children who express behaviors associated with the opposite gender will grow out of it during childhood. And yes that would be just a temporary phase, not a sign that they are “transgender.” I have only heard of this “transgender” phenomenon two or three years ago for the first time. It’s another one of those made-up things that a lot of people are being brainwashed to believe, unfortunately.

Related to those issues, Mac Slavo says that America’s national birthrate is at its lowest level on record, and because of that, Social Security is doomed. (Perhaps too many parents are destroying their kids’ natural instincts and drives to reproduce in the future?) Actually, many people now can’t afford to bring up children, because the gubmint thieves keep stealing their earnings away from them, or impose these fascist and socialist regulations, mandates and diktats which cause distortions in the economy. Slavo notes that many of today’s “millennials” are already having a tough time moving out of their parents’ homes. How will they handle providing for themselves when their parents are no longer around, when they don’t have adult children of their own to help them, or when their government’s own social programs are bankrupt?

Besides the emotional, sexual, and financial dysfunction among today’s young people, there is the educational dysfunction they have been subjected to, including how political correctness is also attacking them viciously. For instance, recently two Framingham, Massachusetts high schools had their hockey teams’ entire season canceled because of the alleged anti-Semitic comments in the locker rooms made by some of the students. The Framingham high school administrators stated that the teams consisted of a “toxic and negative culture.”

Actually, it is the school administrative and bureaucratic culture that is “toxic and negative” these days, in my view.

I guess the nitwit administrators took after Harvard’s cancelling the soccer team’s whole season because of its association with a document making sexually explicit comments about members of the women’s soccer team, among other examples, that was written about recently by Kyle Smith in the NY Post. (Hmm, wasn’t it always that way in high school and college? We’re talking about a bunch of greasy, zit-faced adolescents here, not “grown adults” like Barack Obama, Anthony Weiner, and … Donald Trump…)

Yes, all these issues are related. So thanks to the dumbing down of our society, as I wrote about just recently, and the irrationality coming from today’s “leaders,” society is very dysfunctional now. And I hope that changes, for the better.

The Latest in Dumbing Down America

Once again, American school kids are getting dumber, as shown by their ranking compared to those in other countries. That’s according to a recent study by the Program for International Student Assessment, as reported by Zero Hedge. The American students rank 31st out of 35 developed nations in math literacy, 24th in reading literacy, and 25th in science.

You see, after generations of zombie TV watching (and now zombie iPhone hypnosis), combined with other factors that have been dumbing down generations of Americans such as processed foods, OTC and other legal drugs, marijuana and other drugs (and fluoride), and society’s socialization of just about everything so no one has to think or do things for themselves, we have dumb teachers and school administrators, curriculum planners and textbook producers, as well as equally dumb pop stars and Hollywood celebrities to influence the young. And low-IQ politicians making bad laws enforced by unthinking and obedient law enforcers.

And the young kids now get misdiagnosed as “hyperactive” when in the past those particular kids were called “normal,” as well as misdiagnosed as “autistic,” having “Asperger’s,” ADHD, and so on, and they are being given these poisonous prescription drugs that even adults shouldn’t be given. Many of the prescription drugs have many side effects including exacerbating their problems, such as antidepressants making some people more depressed.

Now, are you a young person who is not getting much from school, you don’t understand the course material (or the dumb teacher isn’t communicating it well), or you’re distracted by personal or family issues that make learning difficult? A lot of times kids who are misdiagnosed as “learning disabled” or otherwise getting poor grades are suffering from dysfunctional relationships within the family at home. But it’s too taboo to point that out. We can’t take a look at the emotional etiologies of kids’ dysfunctional learning problems at school. And also, there seem to be many teachers, administrators and school medical staff who are impatient and use the short-sighted fix of giving the kids drugs to suppress their behaviors and emotions.

Or are you a young person who spends a lot of time on the Internet, wastes a lot of time staring at your little electronic gadgets texting people, or playing video games? I was listening to Michael Medved who was discussing a study showing that the young people are using marijuana and drinking alcohol less. That sounds good. (But they are smoking marijuana more than regular cigarettes now, despite the possible cancer they could be giving themselves later on in life.) One caller suggested that maybe those drugs are being replaced by the hypnotizing, “medicating,” zombiefying effects of those electronic gadgets and texting and video games. It makes sense to me. Those things may actually be affecting the same part of the brain or neurons that mind-altering chemicals affect.

So maybe you should stop doing that stuff? Try turning those things off, going to the library and reading some books. One hopes you will read books by Murray Rothbard, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and Frank Chodorov, and other great liberty-minded authors.

Anyway, on the college campuses, there has been a lot of this political correctness, anti-white reverse racism, a culture of false accusation and censorship, and I think that stinks. There wasn’t any of this crap when I was in college, over 30 years ago.

Among The College Fix’s “Most Popular” articles now are: Philosophy professor: Students too fearful to debate controversial topics, University’s ‘Whiteness Forum’ takes ‘critical look at whiteness’, and Student kicked out of class for disagreeing that Trump election was as bad as 9/11 .

The latest outrage has been this Orange, California psychology professor or instructor whose anti-Trump rant was recorded and posted online by a student, as reported in  aforementioned College Fix. Not only that, but the Blaze reports that the teacher asked for Trump supporters in the class to actually stand and identify themselves. What is this, Orwell’s 1984?

I looked at the teacher’s bio, and she’s not one of those really young 20- or 30-something professors, but in her mid-60s with her college degree dated from 1973. No spring chicken there. So I want to say that, given her age, “she should know better.” But then again, look at all the old fools in the media, Chris Matthews, Scott Pelley, Diane Sawyer, etc., etc., and their fellow “news” people going with the “Russia hacked the DNC” without proof, and the Washington Post‘s “fake news” story that itself was … fake news, pretty much.

So the propagandists in the mainstream media are themselves either dumbed down or they are just plain dishonest and corrupt, or both.

I think that we do have generations of Americans who are dumbed down and don’t think critically, who don’t challenge mainstream assumptions, and who don’t “question authority” (remember that one?). For instance, many people just gullibly believed George W. Bush’s rationalizations for wars of aggression without question after 9/11, and they believed his father the elder President Bush in 1991 with his first war of aggression against Iraq. Those who were informed and aren’t afraid to question and challenge the judgment of their rulers brought up the high probability that there wouldn’t have been a 9/11 had the elder Bush not started that first war, bombed civilian water and sewage treatment centers, with that Bush and Bill Clinton imposing sanctions and no-fly zones throughout the 1990s, and causing hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths. For many ignorant people, history began on 9/11/2001, sadly.

And that Bush 1991 war of aggression and other provocations and setting up intrusive military bases throughout the Middle East was the neocons’ way of replacing the collapsed Soviet Union with a new enemy, one they had to create, in the Middle East. And now we’re back to the New Cold War with Russia. How dumb, in my view.

Reality and Truth Escape the Noggins of U.S. Gubmint “Intelligence” and the Mainstream Media

According to the Daily Mail, Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador, who is now associated with WikiLeaks, claims that the Democrats’ emails were not hacked, but accessed and leaked by a DNC insider, and that he met with the DNC email leaker and that Russia was not responsible for the Democrat email leaks.

Meanwhile, Andrew Cockburn has these questions for Electoral College electors to ask CIA if the electors do get the briefing they have been asking for. Good questions.

Nice to See the Hysterics Exposing the Establishment and Media, But Trump Reality Must Be Acknowledged

Lew Rockwell has an article on the ongoing anti-Trump hysteria. He says that Donald Trump is not a libertarian and the Trump years will probably “include their share of statist idiocy and outrages.” But he states that the “discomfort and horror” of the left and the establishment is “something to cheer.”

I’m glad that some people are able to look at the bright side of all this. I also enjoy seeing how the hysterical leftist activists, the race-obsessed, and the establishment crony parasites are losing their minds over this election (whatever “mind” they might have had to begin with).

The hysterical ones are even willing to cling to this anti-Russia stuff that I thought was supposedly ended by the early 1990s when the Soviet Union collapsed. Now, the progressives are anti-Russia while the conservatives are more sympathetic. So it seems. The anti-Trumpers are so hysterical they are blindly and obediently taking the word of the CIA in the same way that the national security hardliners and the regime’s judicial rubber-stampers do. (For instance, these two op-eds in the Boston Globe today, “Donald Trump’s master in Moscow,”and “The Siberian candidate.”)

The hysterical ones seem to be eating up what the Washington Post and other establishment rags have been writing about “Russia hacking the DNC on behalf of Trump” as The Truth, with no evidence to support the claim. But, as Ryan McMaken observed, the CIA has always been incompetent. There are other explanations for the DNC hacks and leaks, other than the mainstream media’s repetitive mantra, “Russia, Russia, Russia.”

So there is some good about the fact that Hillary lost the election (supposedly — we’ll know more on December 19th when the Electoral College votes), and, as Lew Rockwell noted, “Trump’s election destroyed two American crime families in one fell swoop: the Clintons and the Bushes.” Well, I don’t know if they were “destroyed,” but the criminal racket known as the Clinton Foundation has been exposed, that’s for sure. I am nevertheless not reassured by Trump’s pick of various Establishment Goldman Sachs types and warmonger military generals, and the corrupt fascist anti-immigration drug warrior police-statist Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. He’s bad news for America, and for freedom. Yup.

Someone else who is a bit more pessimistic (or realistic, that is), Jacob Hornberger writes about the coming economic fascism under Trump, citing the Carrier pigeon air conditioner company deal with Indiana. Hornberger notes that in a free society the people follow the rule of law, and not the “rule of men.” Under the rule of men, we have a “system in which the political authorities have the power to issue orders or offer inducements to people and businesses in order to get them to do what the rulers want them to do.”

But in a free society, as Hornberger notes,

Under principles of economic liberty, private property, and the free market, people have the fundamental, God-given right to establish and move their business operations anywhere they want. That’s because it’s their business and their money, not society’s, not the government’s, and not the workers’.

What if American workers lose their jobs in the process? Then, they lose their jobs. No one has has a right to a job with Carrier or with anyone else. If such right existed, everyone could show up at everyone else’s door and demand, “Give me a job. I have a right to force you to employ me with your money.”

What do the terms “free market” or “free enterprise” mean? They mean markets or enterprises that are free of government control, regulation, and taxation.

Now, besides the lack of economic freedom from Donald Trump already even before he becomes President, there is the freedom of speech issue.

If you think that just because Donald Trump has spoken out against political correctness and therefore he is for freedom of speech, think again. I think that freedom of speech, freedom of thought and conscience and freedom of expression, freedom of the Press, and the right to express criticism of the ruling bureaucrats, are such fundamentally important rights, that that is probably why the writers of the Bill of Rights made all that a part of their very first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I am not sure just how devoted Trump will be to tolerating the freedom of the Press, protests, and dissent, when in the past he has taken people to court to sue them for libel or to otherwise shut them up.

The Freedom of the Press Foundation’s Trevor Timm has expressed some pessimism in his review of Obama’s laying the groundwork for Trump’s possible “coming crackdown on the Press.” Timm doesn’t include the word “possible,” but I’m putting that in there because it’s only possible (maybe even probable) that Trump will crack down on the Press. But we can’t tell the future.

And these are further reasons against the centralizing of power as we have here in Soviet Amerika. We would be better off without Washington, and without a President. The whole thing is a game, I think. If you really stop and think about it, having a centralized ruler having that much power over 300 million people spanning a territory of several million square miles? Really?

So, there are reasons to enjoy the huge exposing and collapse of the progressives-media-establishment complex. But regarding Trump, I hope he has some sort of light-bulb moment, in which he realizes or learns that what made America great in the first place was the freedom that was a major part of its founding, such as those freedoms mentioned in the Bill of Rights. He’s not going to make America great by further strengthening the powers of government and further increasing its reach into the lives of the people, because that is exactly how America became less and less great over the past century.

Some Articles on “Fake News,” the Left’s Intolerance, Warmongers, etc.

Now that I’ve had some time, I can go through all these items I’ve had bookmarked for a while and get caught up.

But first I wanted to mention how fun it is to read and hear about all the government lapdogs of the mainstream media exposing themselves as the utterly biased and ignorant fools they are. I heard someone interviewed yesterday on a Bloomberg Radio rebroadcast of one of the Sunday shows, I think it was ABC This Week with George Snuffleupagus interviewing Reince Priebus. And George kept repeating the claim that “17 different intelligence agencies” say that Russia hacked and manipulated U.S. elections. Like other media ignoramuses, he kept repeating that “17” in the same hypnotized way that many people repeat the fraudulent “97% of climate scientists claim…” etc., etc. And yet George and the other moonbat media morons don’t seem to mention that the CIA/Washington Post claims haven’t made any reference to actual evidence to support their claims that are also based on anonymous sources.

That’s just one example, and we’ve seen those WikiLeaks-released emails and so forth exposing media-Democrat-Clinton collusion in rigging the primaries, debates and elections against Bernie Sanders, and the media subservience to the Clintons and other criminals and useless bureaucrats. Let them all be exposed, I say.

And here are some interesting articles I’ve seen over the past few weeks.

Ron Paul says that the war on “fake news” is a part of the war on free speech. “None of those wringing their hands over fake news have expressed any concern over the fake news stories that helped lead to the Iraq War. Those fake news stories led to the destabilizing of the Middle East, the rise of ISIS, and the deaths of millions.”

Scott Greenfield says that the American Bar Association has died, with the cause of death being its president Linda Klein who says the ABA will “fight hate speech” and “those who support it through word or deed.” (I guess I’m guilty of “hate speech.” I hate intolerant censorship promoters.)

Breitbart with an article on NPR who wants no more live interviews of conservatives.

Joe Wolverton discusses the importance of presumption of innocence.

Becky Akers says, “Living free means we must utterly reject a professional soldiery by whatever name; instead, we ourselves must defend our families and homes when necessary. It also demands that most Americans—not all, mind you, but a proportion sizeable enough to defang the socialists, communists, Progressives and other loonies—cherish a devout commitment to liberty as well as an unyielding hostility to the legalized compulsion, corruption, and cruelty that is the government.”

Anti-Media with an article on mathematicians proving that society is too complex to have a President.

Tho Bishop on the left’s embrace of secession. (Yay.)

Jim Davies has some suggestions for Donald Trump.

Don Boudreaux has some questions for Trump and other protectionists and mercantilists.

Jake Desyllas says that immigration controls are socialist.

Washington’s Blog explains how corporate media are pro-war.

Dahr Jamail accuses Trump’s pick for Sec. of Defense James Mattis of war crimes in Iraq.

Jacob Hornberger discusses the horrific consequences of the U.S. government’s foreign interventionism.

James Bovard on Janet Waco’s authoritarian legacy and 20 years of dictatorial democracy.

Thomas DiLorenzo on the truth about urban central planning bureaucrats.

Marc Faber says that central banksters created our problems, not the rich.

Wendy McElroy discusses America’s plunge from republic to empire.

Ryan McMaken on the trouble with eminent domain.

Jacob Huebert on Chicago’s unconstitutional Airbnb ordinance.

Laurence Vance on the trouble with government licensing.

Sheldon Richman reviews Gary Chartier’s book on love, marriage and the State.

Robert Dodge says that nuclear weapons should be abolished.

Jason Sorens is skeptical of Will Wilkinson’s conclusion that deregulation is enough to shrink government while leaving the welfare state alone. In my view, the welfare state, which includes Social Security, Medicare, and crony corporate welfare, is funded involuntarily by the workers and producers of society via tax-thefts, therefore it is immoral, criminal, and should be abolished.

And Julie Fidler on what happens when healthy people are given antidepressants.

Was Putin or Russia Really Behind the Hacks?

Glenn Greenwald on the absence of evidence to support CIA/Washington Post‘s assertion that Russia hacked U.S. elections to benefit Trump. However, both Julian Assange (who ought to know about his sources of hacked documents!) and Oliver Stone have stated otherwise. Stone believes that the DNC hacks were an inside job. Justin Raimondo wrote about that and quoted Assange, “…’If we’re talking about the DNC, there’s lots of consultants, lots of programmers’ with means, motive, and opportunity.” (Such as a disgruntled Bernie supporter, etc.) “Circumstantial evidence” supporting the “inside job” theory include the suspicious deaths of DNC-involved young people, Seth Rich, Joe Montano, and Shawn Lucas at the time of the July, 2016 Democrat National Convention. (Only three? And those names have been added to the “Clinton death list,” by the way.)