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Walter Williams says that things haven’t always been this way.

Ron Paul on conservatives against liberty.

Laurence Vance on the problem with Republicans and conservatives.

Ray McGovern says the Robert Mueller testimony, if it happens, will be well worth watching.

Gideon Levy with an article on the Gazans who lost everything in an Israeli bombing.

Lobe Log: FBI surveillance of Iranians after the downing of flight 655 in 1988.

Kevin Gosztola says that CNN twisted embassy surveillance records to attack Julian Assange.

William Hartung on Eisenhower’s worst nightmare.

Gary Barnett says that war is the American way of life.

Jacob Hornberger discusses Pompeo’s big lie on Iran.

If you want a lengthy, detailed discussion on what a free society would actually look like, Laurence Vance has that here.

And South Front on the expanding global footprint of U.S. Special Oops.

Trump’s “Racist Tweets,” And Pressley Ordering Black People to Only Have a “Black Voice”

Before I address the Dear Leader’s series of “racist tweets” directed at 4 “congresswomen of color,” Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, I wanted to first respond to some comments made by Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Marxachusetts).

This past weekend, Pressley spoke to some people and she stated, “This is the time to shake that table. … We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black faces that don’t want to be a black voice…”

I really don’t understand what it is with these people on the left who seem to be extremely obsessed with race and skin color. Why does Pressley insist that someone with a “brown or black face” MUST be a “brown voice,” or a “black voice”?

And what exactly is a “black voice”? What if a black person wants to go to Washington and express a voice of FREEDOM, regardless of race?

And who the hell cares about skin color?! Does this mean that I should refer to Ayanna Pressley as Black Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, since she finds it so important to be a “black face with a black voice”? How about calling her a “Congressblack”?

Even the Congressional Black Carcass is siding with Madame Establishment Speaker Pelosi against the four “Congresswomen of color.”

But seriously, if I were a black person going to Congress, I would be a voice for freedom, regardless of what my skin color is. Repeal each and every drug law and abolish the DEA, repeal the income tax and abolish the IRS, dismantle the entire national security state and get rid of the evil CIA, FBI, NSA, DHS, TSA, and all the rest of them. Those totalitarian agencies violate the lives, liberty and property of black people, white people, Hispanic people, Irish, Italian, everyone.

Why are the people on the left so obsessed with race and skin color? And gender and sexuality as well?

Now about Donald Trump’s “racist tweets.” He basically said that those four Congresswomenpeople should go back to the countries they came from, even though three of the four were born in the U.S. and all 4 are U.S. citizens.

Divided into three tweets, The Donald wrote, “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly……….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how……..it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

So obviously Trump doesn’t understand the First Amendment, which explicitly protects the right of the people to criticize their government and propose changes to it and to its policies. Duh, Donald.

After all, wasn’t it Trump throughout the whole 2016 campaign who was criticizing just about everything that Bush and Obama had been doing and their terrible policies and wars and all that? So maybe Trump should go back to where HE came from, and “help fix the totally broken and crime infested places,” etc., etc. (And where is Trump from again? Oh yeah, that foreign regime of New York City.)

Yes, “Brainwashed”

Here is just a brief response to those who are bothered by my calling others “brainwashed.” Yes, when people repeat the lies and propaganda of the “authorities” about this or that issue and also condemn those who disagree or those who bring up contradicting facts and then the brainwashed ones demand that the naysayers be silenced or jailed or even put to death, then we have “brainwashed” people.

Have you heard many people calling for the silencing, jailing or killing of “anti-vaxxers,” of “climate change deniers,” or of others who speak up against the propaganda?

Many in the news media are so bad, they merely repeat word for word the propaganda of government officials, such as the CDC, college professors getting government grants to “study” the climate, the FBI, DHS, the Pentacon and so on, without any fact-checking or doing any actual investigative research. The media fake newsers just take the “authorities” word for it. “Good enough for me,” they say.

Another example: after 9/11 the news every day was Muslim, Muslim, Muslim, Osama bin Laden, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, over and over and over, every day for months, and continuing for YEARS! Nothing about Saudi Arabia. Hmmm, I wonder why THAT was?

And when people actually pointed out that the U.S. government had been bombing Iraq and other parts over there especially for the 10 years before 9/11, since H.W. Bush started his war of aggression on Iraq, those who brought that up were called apologists for terrorists, enablers, “blaming America,” and all that.

So yes, especially after 9/11 we had a lot of brainwashed sheeple supporting the wars of aggression by the U.S. military against Iraq and Afghanistan because they believed all the propaganda coming from the news media who mainly repeat word for word whatever Bush Jr. and Dick Cheney told them.

And the news media when discussing vaccines never mention all the vaccine injury cases and the fact that the feds have paid out $4 billion in compensation payments, and other facts about vaccines. They merely repeat word for word what the CDC says. “Never question authority” is the motto of those unthinking slaves in the news media. (Except Sharyl Attkisson, of course.)

And on the climate change stuff, do the masses really understand that the climate has been changing, with warming periods and ice ages, for hundreds of millions of years now? They repeat the “97% of climate scientists agree….” mantra even though it is a myth. The hypnotized ones use arguments based on fraudulent and skewed testing. The brainwashed sheeple have been useful idiots for the corrupt Al Goreans and the Ed Markeys whose main goal isn’t preventing the climate from changing (which is impossible) but higher taxes and more and more government theft of the workers and producers of society. It’s just a ruse to steal more from the people.

So, yes I refer to people as “brainwashed,” in the nationalist flag-worship stuff, the vaccine worship stuff, and the left’s race-obsession and “social justice” stuff. If the shoe fits…

As we have seen from the censorship campaigns all over the world now, including in the U.S. and the persecution of WikiLeaks and the attempted silencing of truth-tellers especially those who expose government abuses and criminality, I want to get as much out there as possible, before the Internet becomes regulated i.e. impossible to tell the truth about those who need to be exposed. Sorry if people don’t like being called “brainwashed.”

More on Fascism and Socialism in Amerika

Jacob Hornberger on Ricardo Salinas’s statist solution to the immigration problem.

Daniel Lazare says that Robert Mueller is in a pickle now that a judge has shut down half of Mueller’s Russia interference case

Aaron Maté says that Mueller’s own report undercuts its core Russia meddling claims.

Robert Wenzel explains how to smash Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s climate scare lunacy (using her own method).

The Daily Caller with an article on Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff admitting to what the Green New Deal is all about (not the climate).

Michael Krieger says that Alex Acosta reportedly claimed that Jeffrey Epstein “belonged to intelligence [sic]”

Kurt Nimmo on the crimes of the CIA and FBI, they only matter when the political class is targeted.

Dave DeCamp says it’s about time we recognize what fuels terrorism.

MassPrivateI on Gen Z adults encouraging each other to sign up for facial recognition at music festivals.

Barbara Boland says that Americans are shocked to find that their rights literally vanish at U.S. airports.

Ron Paul on the anti-Iran warmongers.

David Stockman on “Pusillanimous Powell”: pivoting toward subzero junk.

Richard Ebeling on progressive promises and the cost to liberty.

And Philip Giraldi on the death of privacy: government fearmongers to read your mail. (Don’t they do that already?)

More Brainwashed Loony-Tunes

Yes, Donald Trump is horrible when it comes to immigration, trade, the war on drugs, and many other socialist/fascist policies. He LOVES government central planning. But the people on the left are getting worse and worse, as they, too, go after innocent people, and are becoming increasingly “unhinged,” and crazed.

In a recent spat via Twitter and interviews, Speaker Nancy Lugosi seemed to scold four of her fellow Democrats who voted against a border security bill, which Kellyanne Conway then said or tweeted, “Major Meow Mashup with @SpeakerPelosi brushing back anti-humanitarian border aid fresh-women @AOC @IlhanMN @AyannaPressley @RashidaTlaib,” according to The Hill.

A “mashup”? As in the “Monster Mash”? Or Justin Amashup? And yes, they are “fresh women,” as they are obviously “fresh,” in my view.

After which, “Freshwoman” Congresswomanperson Ayanna Pressley, who wants to lower the voting age to 16, tweeted, “@KellyannePolls oh hi Distraction Becky. Remember that time your boss tore babies from their mothers’ arms and threw them in cages? Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth.” (“Fresh” much?)

Now, I’ve seen the name “Becky” mentioned before, and when looking that up, I see that Wikipedia notes that “Becky” is “increasingly functioning as an epithet, and being used especially to refer to a white woman who is ignorant of both her privilege and her prejudice.”

In other words, it is a racial epithet, being used by an apparent racist, in this case a racist black person who is insulting a white person with a racial term.

And this is what our society is becoming. It’s okay to spew racist language directed toward a white person, but it’s not okay to do so toward a black person. Well, as Rodney King would say, “Can’t we all just get along?” And what ever happened to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “content of one’s character” philosophy?

Nope. The people on the Hard Left are obsessed with race, gender, and sexual issues. Identity politics is their thing. But then, that’s the thing for those on the other side as well. The anti-immigration, anti-foreigner droolers like Donald Trump and Ann Coultard. But whatever.

And then in Detroit, a music festival called, “AfroFuture Fest,” decided to charge white concert-goers twice for a ticket than they were charging black people. Or, “POC” vs. non-“POC.” That stands for “People of Color,” so apparently they don’t realize that those letters also refer to something else, but in a negative way. Yes, they actually used “POC.”

But because of a lot of blowback, “AfroFuture Fest” reversed the policy. However, they reversed the policy not because of seeing the racist-motivated injustice of treating some people differently than others based on race, but because they said there were racist “threats from white supremacists.”

Right. “White supremacists” are interested in attending a music festival by “AfroFuture.”

One of Ayanna Pressley’s ideological cohorts, Boston’s Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins, is one of those prosecutors who has dropped many cases or reduced charges to prevent prison time supposedly non-violent crimes such as shoplifting, but also, according to the Boston Globe, 11 assault or assault and battery charges. That’s not exactly non-violent.

In one of those cases, a guy was accused of punching his wife in the face. In another case, a guy assaulted a lady and her dog and gave the lady fractured skull and other injuries, “traumatic brain injury, speech and vision impairments, permanent hearing loss in one ear, vertigo, and other serious medical issues.” They gave him a “two-year suspended sentence with three years probation, and (he) was ordered to stay away from the victim...”

In an op-ed, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe wrote that Rollins is one of those “social justice” DAs, and “that we should exempt groups of people from having to obey the law is an insult to them and a destructive form of pandering, because it suggests that these people are lesser beings than those we expect to obey the law.”

Rollins responds by stating, “If the person presents with mental health issues, substance use disorder, homelessness, or poverty, we’re going to pause just for a moment to see who is this person in front of us … Before branding someone with a criminal record, we just want to pause if they have some of those characteristics.

No, Rachael, in a civilized society you don’t physically attack someone, or violate anyone’s person or property. “Mental health issues, substance use disorder, homelessness, or poverty” are irrelevant to someone acting on his own free will to hurt others.

If this is the way the “Justice” system is going in America, then it’s time to privatize that (as well as everything else!).

So I was listening to Jeff Kuhner discussing that issue the other day, talking about “Racist Rachael” and he has written about her before. He’s terrible on the immigration and nationalism issues (because he’s ignorant and brainwashed like Trump and Ann Coultard), but he’s somewhat okay on this “social justice” stuff. So anyway, my conclusion is, I have a feeling that based on this “social justice” and “reparations” agenda, Rollins may be wanting to prosecute assailants less if they are black or Hispanic, and less if the victims are white. It’s just a feeling, I’m not accusing, however. I hope I’m wrong.

And then there’s the anti-civil liberties “Antifa.” They say they’re “anti-fascist,” but through their own actions at demonstrations and protests, they are clearly anti-civil liberties. I think that Antifa members, beating up on a journalist who is merely videotaping and documenting the public protest, are clearly being anti-civil liberties. They act like the fascists they claim to oppose. Hmm, I wonder why they wear masks and cover their identities, and don’t want journalists to photograph or record them? (Perhaps because they know they will be engaging in wrongdoing and criminality and don’t want to be identified? Ya think?)

And the Antifa sheeple-thugs mindlessly chant these slogans such as “No more hate” and “Nazis,” etc. So I guess it’s not hateful when they throw rocks at people or whack someone over the head with a club? These chanting masked zombie-goons are just as brainwashed with irrationality as the nationalists.

And speaking of irrational, the crazed loonies on the left now want to boycott Home Depot because its co-founder Bernie Marcus has expressed support for Trump in 2020. It’s not like Home Depot is engaged in some sort of racist hiring practices or fraud, which might be why people might boycott.

And we are seeing banks and credit card companies terminating customers or otherwise cutting people off, mainly conservatives, those who have expressed in some way some sort of disagreement of or criticism of the latest “social justice” idiocy. Not good. And stores such as Amazon deleting pages or books or products of Christians or former gays and lesbians or transgender “deniers,” etc.

The crazed “social justice” wing of the national security state went after Donald Trump starting well before the campaign, with illegal FISA spying and what I would say is prosecutable under the RICO Act. The allegations against Trump were all made up. So as soon as the Mueller investigation was complete, the zombies in Congress immediately began a new fishing expedition going after Trump’s taxes, with no actual crime they accused him of and no specific evidence to show for cause.

Well, one of the latest developments is a new book by Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, now at #1 on Amazon, Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, on the methods and tactics of the people on the left. They just make things up about someone they don’t like to try to derail his or her career.

Now, I don’t care much for Kavanaugh, because he’s a rubber-stamper for the police state, the surveillance state, the CIA and NSA, Guantanamo, etc. But his opponents don’t understand what a “social justice” warrior he himself actually is. Oh, well.

Anyway, I think that people are acting irrationally by donating their money to political campaigns including Donald Trump, the fraudster Elizabeth Warren and the scum “Beto” O’Rourke, and all the rest. Why waste your money on these people? On a campaign to further the empowerment of the State over your life? If you want to waste your money like that, give it to me, for crying out loud!

But I digress. The people on the left are increasingly irrational and dangerous, probably because of having fried their brains on all those drugs in their earlier years, from marijuana and LSD to Xanax and Ritalin. Not good.

More Articles

Ted Galen Carpenter discusses Julian Assange and the real war on the free press.

David Stockman on Trump’s salute to the warfare state.

George F. Smith says, Get serious about voting.

Murray Rothbard on America’s libertarian revolution.

Charles Burris with a James Corbett video on the secrets of Silicon Valley, what Big Tech doesn’t want you to know. And with links to other articles about Google, Facebook, the NSA, FBI and CIA. What a bunch.

And Nicholas West on police departments dumping faulty pre-crime AI programs

Justin Raimondo Has Died

Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com has died. I have linked to many, many of his articles on this blog. He might be best known for the website he founded, Antiwar.com. He was only 67 and had lung cancer.

Antiwar.com’s obituary of Justin Raimondo.

Kelley Vlahos’s tribute, How Justin Raimondo Made Me a Braver Writer.

And Lew Rockwell’s tribute to Justin.

(Edited): I’ll have more to say about this in the next few days weeks.

Police State, Lying U.S. Gov. Bureaucrats, And Dishonest Big Tech

Matt Agorist on Police State thugs: police detaining an entire bar, sealing off exits, forcing everyone to submit to records checks, with no reason to suspect anyone of anything or any suspicion that any crime has been committed. “Because we can.”

Mac Slavo on mass surveillance: the Pentacon can now ID you by your heartbeat with a laser.

Moon of Alabama on Western news agencies mistranslating Iranian president’s speech, not the first time such “error” happens.

Col. Ann Wright on scenario fulfillment: Why should we believe U.S. gov on location of drone shot down by Iran?

Sayer Ji on Google scrubbing natural health websites form search results.

James Bovard on Democrat debate #2.

Veronique de Rugy says that markets, not politicians, control the law of supply and demand.

And Courtland Culver says, heed James Madison, not Donald Trump and Candace Owens, on free speech. (Incidentally, why do people worship a flag? Just askin’.)

The Supreme Bureaucrats’ Term Is Finally Over (And Don’t Come Back!)

Five fascists on the U.S. Supreme Court, a.k.a. the Supreme Bureaucrats, have decided that the government police do not need a warrant to draw blood from an unconscious person suspected of drunk driving. The arguments against the policy are based on the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Drawing blood from someone without his consent violates one’s right to be secure in one’s person, houses, papers and effects.

The “High Court” cites the “Exigent Circumstances” doctrine. However, the Fourth Amendment does not refer to any “exigent circumstances.”

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.

I don’t see “exigent circumstances” written in there. In the case argued before the court, the flatfeet arrested a guy who wasn’t even driving but had already parked his van and was walking by a lake. So they were then taking him to a hospital to draw his blood there, apparently, but he passed out in the police car. They had already given him a breathalyzer, which is also unconstitutional because of its unreliability, but wasn’t that good enough for them?

Seizing someone’s blood is a much more invasive seizure. This case is just another “camel’s nose in the tent” thing. (There have been a lot of those in recent years.)

And according to James Bovard, the Supreme Bureaucrats also ruled in favor of government secrecy by allowing certain business records that pertain to government handouts to be kept secret.

In other news, the shrieking imbecilic parasites a.k.a. Democrats had their first debate last night, and their second debate is tonight. Were they asked about the Fourth Amendment? It is doubtful that these politicians know anything about or even care about the Fourth Amendment. We know they have contempt for the First Amendment, with all their fellow leftist comrades banning of speech and shouting down those with opposing points of view, their censorship and fake news. And their contempt for the Second Amendment, with their ignorant calls for even more gun control that we know merely disarms law-abiding citizens and doesn’t prevent criminals and psychopaths from getting their guns anyway, because criminals and psychopaths don’t obey the law, duh.

But this particular group is probably the worst group of very loud, screeching demagogues I’ve ever seen. Eventually, I really believe that people can be convinced to support the libertarian way of life that promotes non-aggression, voluntary contracts and decentralization. Especially with this crowd of communists and the moron Trump. People will REJECT government central planning as the way to have a society. Eventually.