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Laurence Vance comments on military habits.

Kerry McDonald in praise of spontaneous order.

Thomas DiLorenzo on the Soviet-style university system in Amerika.

Kurt Nimmo comments on the police state escalating its war on freedom of speech.

Caitlin Johnstone says that mainstream journalists who refuse to defend dissident journalists are worshipers of power.

Ray McGovern on the arrest of Max Blumenthal.

David Stockman says, Yes, Virginia, there is a deep state.

Matt Agorist with an article on Florida police caught creating illegal lists for tracking gun owners.

Donald Boudreaux has some questions for immigration skeptics.

Bryan Caplan on the plight of the worker.

Dagny Taggart on what the idiot central-planner utilities bureaucrats are doing to the people of California with the deliberate power shut-offs.

Steve Penfield discusses in depth the forgotten media purges of the Great Depression.

Jacob Hornberger comments on the never-ending wars on terrorism and drugs.

Ron Paul on Trump flip-flopping on Syria withdrawal.

James Bovard says U.S. aid makes corrupt countries more corrupt.

Aaron Kesel: Trump further militarizing police.

Human Rights Watch with an article on CIA-backed forces committing atrocities in Afghanistan.

Robert Wenzel asks, Should we accept the conclusions of experts?

Richard Ebeling discusses Max Weber on politics as a vocation.

And Tyler O’Neil discusses the new Austin, Texas sex ed curriculum that trains kids to be LGBT activists.

The “Social Justice” Mob in Amerika

You probably remember the case of Michelle Carter, the young high school student who through phone calls and texts urged her boyfriend to kill himself, which he did. She was convicted of involuntary manslaughter based on her words alone. She was a mean, nasty girl, and for that she was convicted of manslaughter. Carter then appealed to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, which upheld the conviction! So now she appealing to the U.S. Supremes.

Hmm. As I pointed out in this post, if someone’s meanness and verbal “bullying” can be made criminally responsible for someone else’s suicidal death, then how about other forms of speech? Such as a  bitter campaign speech by a candidate who calls others terrible names, or a “hateful rant” on a blog or Facebook, something a possibly “vulnerable” person reacted to by then committing suicide?

But now there is a new case, and in Massachusetts no less, of a terrible, nasty b*tch girlfriend urging her boyfriend to commit suicide, which he did. They were both Boston College students. Like the Michelle Carter case, this young “girlfriend” sent the boyfriend tens of thousands of texts, such as “go kill yourself,” etc. After he killed himself by jumping off a parking garage just hours before he was to graduate last May, the girlfriend then fled to her home country of South Korea.

In the Michelle Carter case, the two were taking antidepressants. Dr. Peter Breggin had testified during the trial regarding the effects of antidepressants. He has a whole resource page on just that case with several links to his articles on that. And I have written about the psychiatric drugs and their being contributors to worsening depression, suicide, aggression and violence, more recently on the Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade suicides.

So far we haven’t heard whether the two Boston College students in this new case had been taking any psychiatric drugs. But he had severe depression, supposedly. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was taking antidepressants and, if so, that the drugs worsened his depression, as Dr. Peter Breggin has testified and written about extensively. But it may not be the case, so we’ll see.

In any event, the subject of psychiatric drugs is not what I’m writing about here. This post is more about speech, and freedom of speech.

In the case of the two Boston College students, the girlfriend in the new case, Inyoung You, is being charged with involuntary manslaughter. Just for being a verbally mean b*tch. But being a verbally mean b*tch isn’t a crime. So I think there is something else going here with the Suffolk County, Massachusetts DA Rachael Rollins.

DA Rachael Rollins is one of those “social justice” prosecutors who will selectively prosecute or not prosecute someone by taking the suspect’s socioeconomic background (or race) into account. She states: “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.”

Among the suspects she has chosen not to prosecute so far: 11 assault or assault and battery charges. One suspect was accused of punching his wife in the face. In another case, a lady jogger was assaulted and suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury.

And so I’m wondering if the charging of a verbally mean girlfriend with involuntary manslaughter, but not charging physically violent criminals, is a part of a subtle, longer-range scheme to go after speech, not as much “mean, bullying texts” but as a stepping stone to eventually criminalize so-called “hate speech.” We already know the activists want to do this. They already have been doing this.

Of course, “hate speech” is subjective. The leftist mob will not want to go after me if I criticize nationalism, flag-worship, organized religion and the military. (But I’m sure the Archie Bunkers out there would go after me for such “hate speech,” no?)

No, the “hate speech” will be determined by the “social justice” crowd, and by law, anything considered to be “racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic,” anti-LGBTQ+++, but not anti-Christian, or anti-conservative, or hatefulness toward non-irrational leftists. Do you know what I mean?

So, will we be more like Germany, in which the modern “hate speech” gestapo invades people’s homes and steals their property, accusing them of making “threats” and “inciting violence” merely for expressing unpopular views such as about LGBT people?

And now, in a recent survey of millennials, according to Reason, most of the young people support censorship of “hate speech” that is “hurtful or offensive,” and support censorship “in universities or on social media” as well as legal crackdowns on news outlets who publish or broadcast “biased, inflammatory, or false” information.

But thanks to the moonstream media now, actual evidence-backed truthful information is now considered to be “false” information or, as the brainwashed sheeple like to say, “debunked conspiracy theories,” simply because its sources are from alternative media, such as about Ukrainians meddling in the 2016 election.

If the millennials had their way, they would censor that Red State article, and the Politico and New York Times articles linked there, so that the general public would still not know the truth about Ukraine. The ignorant activists would censor former CIA official Ray McGovern and former NSA official William Binney’s articles that went into their own forensic work regarding the DNC computers and McGovern and Binney’s debunking the “Russian hacking” conspiracy theory promulgated by the entire moonstream media and all the little twitterbots and Fakebook snowflakes on the Internet.

So are we looking at a future in which the truth is labeled “false” and censored while the real fake news is presented as “truth” when it’s really just a bunch of propaganda?

First there were the crazies including Marxine Waters telling people to stalk conservatives at restaurants and malls and harass them. And now, the obsession by the Trump haters to remove him from the White House has gone from bad to worse, from the Russia-Mueller crusade to the current impeachment craze.

We have a lying, Soviet apparatchik-wannabe Adam Schiffty who lies and makes up stuff, he runs committee hearing by not allowing the Republicans to ask witnesses questions and he is literally coaching the witness in testimony!

“Witness tampering” much, Shiffty?

Outside of politics in Warshington, on the “social justice” front, we now have speech codes, college campus diversity conferences and implicit bias training, requirements on college campuses to know “emotional risks” of events.

So while the “social justice” activists have been promoting silencing those with a point of view that’s different from theirs or not accepting of transgender activism, at the same time the “social justice” activists are promoting actual physical violence against innocent people as long as the violence is committed by allegedly members of “oppressed” or discriminated-against groups and against anyone who is targeted as “racist,” “nazi,” “white supremacist,” etc., sans any due process, even if the angry mob knows nothing about their victim.

Gee, let’s elect more “social justice” activists to District Attorney or state attorneys general, and to other legally powerful offices to create such an Orwellian dystopian society. You bet.

This is truly a mob-rule society now.

Ron Paul on Trump’s Dangerous Pre-Crime Plans

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the authoritarian Trump and AG Barr’s proposals to implement pre-crime policies, in which the gubmint and police will determine who MIGHT be committing crimes in the future, based on, what, an angry Twitter rant? Someone who might have “anti-government” views?

The “Fourth Estate” Are Now Slaves of Crazed U.S. Government Psychopaths

Paul Craig Roberts says the end of accountable government is close at hand. And he’s right. Roberts observes that the CIA has so much control over the “news” media and government-approved explanations of events that most of the mainstream news media is a farce.

And,

What is astonishing about the CIA’s destruction of Julian Assange is the silence of American law schools and bar associations, the silence of universities, the absence of student and labor union protests, the absence of any protection of Assange’s rights from courts as the last news organization willing and capable of holding governments accountable for their crimes is destroyed openly in full view of the law schools, intellectuals, bar associations, courts, and print and TV media.

The CIA’s control over explanations is as complete as the control Big Brother has in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984.And this doesn’t bother the citizens of the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Europe.Only a few individuals speak out for Assange, and they, too, are demonized in turn.

In fact, I was listening to a talk radio show today, and the two co-hosts are still referring to that dreaded phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president as “Trump looking to dig up dirt on a political opponent,” Joe Biden, which is not what that phone call in question was. That was what Congressman Adam Schiffty said it was, when he read his made-up version of the phone call. The White House released a transcript of the actual phone call, and it did not show that Trump was looking for “dirt” on political opponents.

The moonstream media is a puppet of the national security state, the CIA and the military. They are not the “liberal media.” What a joke that is.

Also today Gary Barnett writes that the real news is what is not in the news. He points out that we have not been hearing anything about the Jeffrey Epstein case, or about what the U.S. government is doing to Julian Assange. He also notes the silence of non-government-approved news regarding 9/11 for the past 18 years.

I don’t know if it’s the news editors and news radio and TV producers who take direct orders from the Pentacon and the CIA, or they are so well trained by the time they get their high-up news-control jobs those editors and producers just censor based on what they have been conditioned to believe the government would approve. The control the U.S. government has over “news” (i.e. propaganda) media is amazing.

When it comes to events and issues in which people contradict the official government narrative, such as 9/11, they are called “conspiracy theorists” and so on. The same thing goes for the climate issue, in which people are labeled “deniers” by the obedient closed-minded crusaders who believe that science is “settled.” In fact, those aforementioned liberal talk radio people I heard today also frequently use the phrase, “debunked conspiracy theory” when it comes to the Russiagate or now the Ukrainegate issues. Are they that dumb? Or are they just extremely dishonest anti-truth propagandists?

And finally, Ben Norton writes about about journalist Max Blumenthal being arrested by Warshington’s anti-freedom of the press gestapo, as relates to his political reporting on Venezuela. (Kevin Gosztola has an article on that too.) Blumenthal had been exposing the Venezuelan opposition crackpots who are supported by regime-change fanatics in Warshington.

I think the “national security” (sic) state in Warshington, the moonstream media, those statists and parasites inside the beltway, they are very sick and deranged people. Liars, propagandists, and apparatchiks. They are sick.

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Daisy Luther: 51% of Americans want to end freedom of speech, maybe even want jail time for “hate speech.”

John Pilger comments on what he witnessed in the kangaroo courtroom between Julian Assange and the biased apparatchik judge.

Whitney Webb: AG William Barr formally announces Orwellian pre-crime program.

Aaron Dykes: Then they came for your mind, the untold story of psychosurgery. With Dr. Peter Breggin.

Larry Johnson: Understanding the intel and law enforcement plot to destroy the Trump presidency. (video)

And Steven Greenhut asks, Why do environmentalists seem determined to torment, rather than convince?

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Jacob Hornberger discusses Max Boot and vicarious courage in Syria, and says that politicians live in a parallel universe.

Craig Murray on what he saw when Julian Assange appeared in court in the U.K.

Caitlin Johnstone says that only cowards and sadists support the persecution of Assange.

Zero Hedge with an article on CIA analysts lawyering up as Brennan, Clapper ensnared in Russiagate probe.

Jon Rappoport on Apple kneeling before China.

Health Impact News with an article on an Arizona senator threatened by fellow lawmaker for stating that foster kids are being sold into sexual slavery, and an article on CPS medical kidnappings and sex trafficking in Philadelphia.

John Walsh on paternalistic noninterventionism, Venezuela and Hong Kong.

Jonathan Cook says that Democrats helped cultivate the barbarism of ISIS.

Laurence Vance on religious discrimination.

WND with an article on court ruling that a mother can force her son into transgender life.

Richard Ebeling on collectivist revivalism and the new attack on liberty.

Robert Bridge says that the American “deep state” would sooner sacrifice the republic than lose again to Donald Trump.

Michael Snyder on civil unrest all over the world.

Matt Taibbi on Hillary accusing Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset.

And Zero Hedge with an article on Greta Thunberg sailing toward public criticism.

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Robert Murphy says, No, capitalism does not threaten humanity.

Zero Hedge with an article on spooks turned spox: U.S. media now filled with former intelligence agents.

Aaron Kesel with an article on Chinese soon will be required to use facial recognition technology to use the Internet.

Lew Rockwell has a biographical essay on Henry Hazlitt, the author of “Economics in One Lesson.”

Papers, Please! asks, Do I need ID to ride a train?

And Jacob Hornberger says that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution trumps campaign finance laws; and don’t impeach Donald Trump for the wrong reasons.

Julian Assange May Have Had Leakers’ Info Taken by His Torturers

Retired USAF lieutenant colonel Karen Kwiatkowski has an update on the tortured Julian Assange. Among other things, She writes:

Julian Assange is reported to very thin, very sick and being treated at this point, as little more than a “lab rat” by his state doctors and interrogators at Belmarsh.  Word is that his encryption key ring (with his private keys that unlock his various public keys) has already been extracted, under physical duress, cold, light and noise torture, food deprivation, BZ variants, some experimental, and now that he is very physically weak, PCP.  The arrests have started and they won’t stop until the injured parties –mainly the US government – have satisfied their bloodlust.

And she warns leakers to “take cover – legal, physical, operational and otherwise.”

Two Cults of the Modern Dark Ages: Climate Change and Transgender

This week included a major school “strike” for the climate fanatics, in which school students skipped their classes to attend events all over the country. The young people are experiencing anxiety and depression now because of being terrorized by their elder climate fanatics such as Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez, who say that we only have 12 years before we’re all dead from climate change.

“The world is going to end in 12 years.” No it’s not, you morons. People have been saying these things, from “The Coming Ice Age” to Global Warming to “Climate Change,” for decades and decades.

But the truth is that the main goal of the fanatics is the expansion of government, the further centralization of government power, the further empowering of government to steal more from their neighbors via government-imposed redistributionism, and based on envy and covetousness, and that’s really it, people.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow brainwashed dupes were themselves kids during the mid-2000s when Al Gore was warning people with his climate alarmism that included “An Inconvenient Truth” that was shown in classrooms throughout America. He and his cohorts should be charged with terrorism, and child abuse as well.

And Al Gore and his fellow Climate Crusaders are so concerned about the environment that they fly around in planes going from conference to conference, polluting the air from city to city to city. By the way, after being shamed into adding “green upgrades” to his 10,000+ square-foot home, the Gore home’s “footprint” is worse now than it was before he added the “green upgrades”!

Many people now are brainwashed to believe the climate change ideology, and they really are genuinely a cult of fanatics. They are religious crusaders who want to censor or call for the jailing of those who bring up inconvenient facts that refute the fanatics’ claims and repeated propaganda, not just jail for the “deniers” but death as well.

On Meet the Press, Chuck Toady had a one-hour special discussing the “Climate Change Crisis,” but didn’t invite anyone with an opposing point of view. Why, we needn’t even bother with the “deniers,” so what’s the point of including them? We know the truth already. Right, Toady?

And there are those who say that, well 97% of climate scientists agree with the Climate Change ideology (which isn’t true, by the way), and all the news outlets tell us about “Climate Change” and so it must be true. Well, a lot of people (like, maybe a billion or more?) believe in the Bible and Biblical scriptures, but does that mean the Biblical scriptures are really true?

The mass media repeat things over and over and over, so it must be true. Like, “Trump-Russia collusions,” and other things as Paul Craig Roberts pointed out, including 9/11, bin Laden, Saddam’s “weapons of mass destruction,” and so on. No, just because millions and millions of people believe something and the mass media and government bureaucrats repeat it over and over, that means nothing, and it doesn’t mean the propaganda is true. It does mean that a lot of people are gullible and easily manipulable. And it is getting worse today as government-controlled education stomps out the kids’ critical thinking skills and indoctrinates them with nonsense.

So, if you are someone who refuses to hear the opposing arguments and instead calls for censorship, calls for jailing or death to “deniers,” then yes you are a “crusader” and a part of a religious and fanatical “cult.”

One of the cult crusaders making her views known was this little 16-year-old climate groupie from Sweden, lecturing the rest of us. Lecturing the previous generations. She’s brainwashed. According to Wikipedia, she has an opera singer mother and an actor father. After she was first exposed to the Climate Change propaganda, “she became depressed and lethargic, stopped talking and eating, and was eventually diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and selective mutism,” says Wikipedia. Besides training their little girl to be a manipulative whiner and a shrill demagogue looking toward the Oscars, I wonder what else her actor parents did to her, psychologically? The climate cult fanatics have given her Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and selective mutism, apparently. And shame on the greedy corporate green cronies who are exploiting this kid and her childhood as well.

Anyway, there are thousands of scientists who do not sign on to the fear-mongering propaganda. “Science is settled” means that it is settled by consensus. But there is never a legitimate consensus when scientific inquiry and testing and retesting of data are resisted. Actual science is important. And evidence is important, too. The “evidence” the cultists use to “prove” their points mainly consists of computer models that are often shown to be wrong.

Another example of a society-wide brainwashed cult is the transgender movement. Yes, it is a “cult,” in which the rational people are not allowed to refer to someone who is a biological male as “he” or “him” and are accused of “misgendering” when in actuality it is people who are calling an actual male “she” or “her” who are misgendering. It is a cult when the brainwashed ones call for jailing people who “misgender” others (i.e. referring to someone with the correct gender pronoun).

There are actually people who when they talk to someone or introduce themselves with their name they also add a quick “he/him” or “she/her” to make sure the other person knows for sure what their gender identity is. I’ve seen people who are clearly female, for example, putting “she/her” on their Facebook or Twit profile. Really? You’re definitely female, it’s obvious with your looks and your name, but you have to make sure that others are given more information so that they know for sure that you are female? (This isn’t a “cult”?)

The transgender cult now includes Republican governors of U.S. states, such as Massachusetts and New Hampshire (the “Live Free or Die” state), signing bills to outlaw “conversion therapy,” which doesn’t just include “electric shock therapy” but also includes merely helping someone deal with the insecurity of gender identity issues.

When government officials outlaw certain conversations between a doctor and patient, or between a psychologist and a client, yes, we are talking about a “cult” here.

And then there are the many parents now, especially in the U.K., who are brainwashed to believe that if their child shows interests or behaviors of the opposite sex that therefore the parent should encourage the child to BE the opposite sex, give the kid hormones and eventually surgically mutilate the child to “become” the opposite sex. And we’re talking about parents starting their gender-confused kids in such a process at the age of 4 or 5! Those parents and the “doctors” who go along with these rituals of psychosis really ought to be charged with child abuse. They are ruining their children’s lives and their futures, certainly much more than “climate change” ever could. And the transgender cultists are becoming CPS nazis as well in the U.K., stealing kids from parents who refuse to comply with the transgender religious cult.

The truth is, that we’re not allowed by law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire (the “Live Free or Die” state) to say, the truth is most kids who experience an interest in being the opposite sex are merely going through a phase and will probably grow out of it at some point, says a Johns Hopkins psychiatrist. Someone who is or thinks he is “transgender” most likely has unresolved emotional issues from one’s childhood, issues that need to be resolved (which is now illegal in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state — have I mentioned that?).

But the fanatical rage of what’s “in” these days, like the transgender movement, has taken over rationality just like “climate change” and other issues of panic and hysteria that also includes the hysterical anti-Iran propaganda and the anti-immigration movement.

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Jon Rappoport has some memories from the fake news business.

James Corbett has several interviews of 9/11 whistleblowers, in videos and transcripts. “‘But someone would have talked,’ say the self-styled skeptics who believe the government’s official conspiracy theory of 9/11. But there’s a problem with this logically fallacious non-argument. ‘Someone’ did talk. In fact, numerous people have come out to blow the whistle on the events of September 11, 2001, and the cover-up that surrounds those events.” Very extensive report.

Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Orwellian entrapments, surveillance privacy violations and the criminalization of everyday public behaviors in the U.K. and the U.S.

John Whitehead on martial law masquerading as law and order: the police state’s language of force.

Jacob Hornberger discusses the safe haven argument for staying in Afghanistan.

Brandon Smith asks, Who really benefits from the “Iran attacked Saudi Arabia” narrative?

Philip Giraldi on Israel spying and spying, this time on Donald Trump.

David Stockman says, Locked and loaded on behalf of Empire First.

Richard Ebeling says that price controls attack the freedom of speech.

Roger Young on “Beto” O’Rourke wanting to take away people’s guns.

And L. Neil Smith on the “Red Flag Council.”

Declaring the Wrong People as “Domestic Terrorists”

The City of San Francisco government has declared the National Rifle Association (NRA) to be a “Domestic Terrorist Organization.” And now the NRA is suing the city for violating people’s “free speech rights for political reasons” and for “trying to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA from doing business there.”

And Judge Andrew Napolitano has some important comments on the city’s declaration, and asks if government has freedom of speech rights. And the answer is No.

But exactly what has the NRA organization done that’s of a “domestic terrorist” nature? I’m sure that not one of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors can answer the question, because the answer is … nothing. But if the Board want to declare people as “domestic terrorists,” why don’t they point to the actual individuals who have done things that actually terrorize people or commit acts of violence that result in terrorizing people?

For example, the El Paso shooter. The gun maker or the organization that promotes firearms had no responsibility for what the shooter did. If he had rammed his car into a crowd and killed 22 people, should we declare the auto maker, the car dealership and AAA as a “Domestic Terrorist Organization”? Of course not.

People are hysterical now, and they need to calm down.

News and Commentary

Aaron Kesel with an article on Google, Facebook, Twitter meeting with government officials to figure out how to weed out “fake news” during the 2020 election. (What could go wrong?)

Dagney Taggart on Trump’s new fave: a new social credit plan with Big Tech and Big Brother and Big Government colluding to further gun control efforts. (See above.)

Jessica Prol Smith and Jeremy Tedesco discuss the SPLC’s dishonest slandering of others with whom they disagree as “hateful.”

Caitlin Johnstone has some meditations on Twitter’s silencing of antiwar/non-interventionist voices.

James Bovard on James Comey as a reckless, untrustworthy FBI director.

Barry Brownstein on the myth that our planet faces an overpopulation crisis.

Mike Adams says that Bernie Sanders has announced support for global eugenics and depopulation, and called on accelerating abortions in countries populated by people of color.

Robert Murphy asks, Do migrants drain wealth from America when they send money home?

Eric Margolis on Trump’s foolish trade war.

David Stockman on Trump’s fake MAGA and fake markets.

And the Daily Mail with an article by former FBI agent Mike German who says that Robert Mueller and James Comey made the FBI a threat to democracy, lost public trust in its agents and clouded Donald Trump’s presidency by going political.