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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.

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.”

Are You a Brainwashed Vaccine Sheeple?

I’ve recently written about how “brainwashed” many people are in our society. The nationalists who suffer from cognitive dissonance about the “unalienable rights” of the Declaration of Independence” while at the same time rationalizing the U.S. government’s bombings and mass murders of millions over the past 70+ years, as well as rationalizing their support for authoritarian policies like the drug war and the war on immigrants. They are like trying to force a square peg into a round hole in their brainwashed worship of their distorted view of “America” totally different from what the Founders envisioned.

And then I made reference to the people on the left with their brainwashed race obsession, their needing to let violent criminals get away with their violent crimes, and the leftist Big Tech and social media companies and other corporate entities censoring certain points of view such as conservatives, and based on ignorance and misinformation (because those corporate SJWs are brainwashed!).

But now there’s an article about a mother who could see for her own eyes her little child’s terrible reaction later the same day of his vaccine shots. Just look at all the brainwashed denial of vaccine injury among medical “professionals,” teachers and social workers, and the rest of the people the lady had to deal with.

First, they were telling her that the boy had “autism,” and that vaccines don’t cause autism, whereas what she is saying is that the boy’s “medical symptoms were precisely what the vaccine side effects stated: encephalopathy, inflammation, immunological dysfunction, and seizures.” So the little boy experienced vaccine injury! But brainwashed sheeple who worship Big Pharma don’t want to or can’t admit that.

And she goes on to detail her ordeal with trying to file a vaccine adverse reaction report, she says, “My relentless journey to simply expose the reality of vaccine injury has been one obvious strategic plan.”

That’s because we have a society of brainwashed zombies, in denial of these facts of vaccines and other pharmaceutical poisons, just like the brainwashed climate fanatics and other kinds of brainwashing now.

People just don’t understand the stranglehold that the pharmaceutical companies have over the medical profession and the media. The establishment medical profession, that is. People throughout the society have been inundated with infomercials and “news” stories on this or that vaccine or pharmaceutical drug, with discussions and analysis by “expert” consultants (paid by Merck, Glaxo, Pfizer, etc, etc., of course). This has been going on for decades. Many doctors and Big Pharma employees have gotten rich by spreading misinformation, lies and propaganda.

But if you want to believe that vaccines don’t cause injuries or cognitive and neurological issues, then you go right ahead. That’s up to you.

And also, I would like to post an article by Jon Rappoport, who says his WordPress blog is still down and he’s trying to find a different place, I think. But he wrote most recently about vaccine damage done to children, whose brains are still in a very critical early stage of development.

He writes:

To be sure, there are MANY children who are severely damaged. No one is denying that. But why call it autism, if this pretense of a definition is all they have?

For example, for the children who are neurologically damaged by vaccines, call it what it is: VACCINE DAMAGE. That’s clear. It points directly to a cause. And we know that vaccines contain highly toxic metals. Aluminum, for example. Mercury, another poison, hasn’t been totally eliminated from some vaccines. There are other chemicals in vaccines, such as formaldehyde, which are toxic.

Obviously, using the label, autism, covers up the fact that vaccines have been doing great damage to children. Using the term autism obscures the fact that vaccine manufacturers are criminally liable, and potentially on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars in law suits.

Shame on the medical profession for their obedient enslavement to the pharmaceutical industry and their brainwashed spreading of misinformation and compromising the health of their patients.

Now, I know a lot of people don’t like to be called “brainwashed,” but if the shoe fits…(maybe try to get yourself deprogrammed?)

America the Brainwashed

In my rant of the other day on Donald Trump’s clownish show of authoritarianism and military worship on “Independence” (sic) Day, I made references to today’s conservative talk radio personalities and their love of government authority and devotion to a flag and how they are not much different from the ones on the left with their own fanaticism and fetishes.

I am sure a lot of people would never believe they are actually brainwashed in their views, but I am tired of being polite, so I could say they are “conditioned” to believe things or are indoctrinated, which are both true. But the word “brainwashed” applies, I think, to many people now.

For example, there are the many people who have been fooled and bamboozled by the medical establishment and mainstream media’s hysterical promotion of vaccines as the saviors that end or prevent diseases and suffering.

Well, it turns out that some vaccines have caused people problems, to say the least. That is why the feds have paid out over $4 billion in compensation to vaccine-injured families. So  “brainwashed” is when people refer to vaccine skeptics and victims as “anti-vaxxers” and accuse the skeptics or non-vaccinated of being “dangerous,” an accusation thoroughly based on ignorance and false beliefs.

But many skeptics base their own opposition to vaccines, or some vaccines, on their own experiences such as with their kids. They are “ex-vaxxers.” Jon Rappoport discussed how mothers know when their kids suddenly have severe medical issues after being given a vaccine. (And check out all the links. That’s on the Wayback Machine, because the censors at WordPress took down his blog.)

But people who are brainwashed, by many years of indoctrination to be faithful in establishment medicine, will be like the example given in this article by Bretigne Shaffer. They will not listen to those who point out that many of the measles patients had already been vaccinated, and that vaccines themselves have caused measles. And they will not care if the truth is that the flu vaccine has very little effectiveness.

And the brainwashed ones will not care in the least that measles is not that serious a disease, and not at all worth al the hysteria.

But reason and rationality are not their thing. No, their thing is hysteria. Brainwashed hysteria.

I am sure that some vaccines have helped in prevention. But the key to prevention is being well-nourished. Nutrition is most important. (But sadly, many people are malnourished.)

And it’s not just the kids, who are now assaulted and poisoned with multiple vaccines many times throughout their childhood, and whose neurological health is affected by vaccines. Adults, too, are affected, especially the elderly.

And it’s not just vaccines but any drugs or medical chemicals such as pharmaceuticals, as well as artificial food additives, with synthetic ingredients that can negatively affect one’s neurological health (and one’s heart health, and one’s muscles, bones and joints, and on and on…).

But the brainwashed ones don’t care about those things. They have their magical elixirs to make them feel immune from disease, and they have their junk foods and fast foods, so they’re good. But hysterical brainwashed sheeple want to throw the “anti-vaxxers” in jail, even give them the death penalty.

And I’ll probably offend more people with this, but another category of brainwashing is the nationalism stuff, as I mentioned the other day. The nationalists, like the talk radio crowd and the Deal Leader himself, Donald Trump, really believe the myths about “America,” the “Exceptionalism” stuff with all the arrogance and delusions of grandeur, how great the military is and how the American flag must not be “desecrated.” You would have to be brainwashed to believe all that stuff.

But one thing’s for sure, there is a conflict between the freedom that was promoted at the early years of America, and the kind of authoritarian government-worship and mysticism that today’s nationalists believe in and have a heavily-indoctrinated obedient blind faith in. They certainly don’t believe in actual freedom, only the rhetorical, meaningless kind.

The nationalists are like the ones on the left who call people “deniers,” because of their brainwashed beliefs in “man-caused global warming and climate change.” Their mantra is “97% of climate scientists” and calling for the jailing of the “deniers,” just like the anti-“anti-vaxxers.”

While the kids went through heavy Al Gore “Inconvenient Truth” brainwashing during the 2000s and now, people continue with their climate brainwashing by staring into the television for hours a day, and being zombiefied with their hours of phone-staring and social media that isn’t very social.

But I digress. I was talking about the nationalists. If the conservative talk radio crowd are so “pro-life,” then why do they never criticize the U.S. government’s criminal atrocities overseas, murdering millions of innocents? Millions of North Koreans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians, Yemenis, and more. I heard Dennis Prager, “Mr. Authoritarian,” defend the U.S. military’s invasion and bombing of Vietnam maybe a year ago.

But you see, “We” are an “Exceptional” nation, a “City upon a Hill,” and all that. I guess 12 years of government schooling or government-controlled “private” schooling, standing for the Pledge of Obedience every day, and you get a lot of State-worship brainwashing and rationalization of government criminality.

So the “moral values” conservatives also never say anything about the government theft of private property that is the income tax. In fact, the brainwashed ones rationalize that theft, as long as the Almighty State does it. Then it’s okay. And they believe VERY strongly in government confiscation of private wealth and redistributionism and Welfare Statism when it comes to Socialist Security and Medicare. They LOVE those things.

They also want the government to continue its control over the education system. They never say anything about ABOLISHING it! They don’t seem to ask, “Why the hell does the government, which ruins everything, run the education system??!” But noooo, “as long as the right people are in charge” (like Betsy DeVos! Doh!) and all that kind of brainwashed nonsense.

They also defend the war on drugs, but not a war on booze because they gotta have their booze! Total cognitive dissonance there.

Because the nationalists are brainwashed, they would never consider decentralizing the U.S., which is too big to be one single country, as I’ve said before. No. Way.

When they say they “love America,” they love the centralized regime in Washington. THAT is what “America” is, not the fantasy mythological made-up stuff the nationalists constantly prattle on and on about. (Have you ever heard anything as puke-worthy as “Rush Revere”?)

And the America with actual freedom that the Founders envisioned is not what we have now, and have never had here. At least with a full “Brexit” here, a full decentralization and ousting Washington, D.C from our lives forever, we stand a chance of restoring a lot of our freedom that has been lost or had never been realized.

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

Trump’s Authoritarian Military Worship Day

You probably heard about Donald Trump’s military parade and all the authoritarian sheeple he had there cheering him on. Jacob Hornberger has a very good post on that. Among other things, he writes:

Americans today praise the signers of the Declaration as patriots. But I will guarantee you that their government didn’t consider them to be patriots. They considered them to be terrorists, criminals, and traitors. If the government had won, the rebels would have been long forgotten,

What about the British troops? Not surprisingly, the government exhorted the British colonists to support the troops. They pointed out what Trump pointed out yesterday — that it is the duty of the citizenry to support the troops because they are protecting the nation and the freedom of the citizenry.

And in fact, it has been estimated that about one-third of the British colonists did end up supporting the troops during the Revolution. They sided with their government and cheered the troops as they tried to put down the rebellion by killing the British citizens who were doing the rebelling.

The British revolutionaries, on the other hand, absolutely refused to support the troops. On the contrary, they chose to shoot and kill the troops. They wanted the troops to surrender and return to England so that they could establish their own nation, one that would not be a military nation like the one against which they were rebelling.

So, who were the real patriots — the ones who supported the troops or the ones who shot and killed the troops? In the movie The Patriot, which starred Mel Gibson, the answer was that the patriots were those who are willing to stand up to the wrongdoing of their own government, which sometimes means standing up to the government’s troops.

And I also have some thoughts on this.

In my view, it is a shame that so many people in America are bamboozled and duped by propaganda for decades now to “support the troops” regardless of all the criminal wars of aggression and violence wrought by U.S. military overseas, and for no good reason. The authoritarian nationalists continue to defend the murderous rampages of the U.S. military, such as in their recent acquittal of murder of the Navy SEAL Gallagher.

And the people on ditto-head radio are making me pull my hair out with their extreme cognitive dissonance. They are just like the leftists they constantly criticize: They LOVE government authority! Especially men in uniforms, like military and police. I think they literally get aroused by all this.

In my view, given what Trump-loving authoritarian neanderthal sheeple they are, if Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Prager, Sebastian Dorka and Sean Hannity were around at the time of the American Revolution, they would have reported on the rebels and turned them in to the “authorities.” Why? Because these loonies are nationalists. The people who were nationalists back then were the loyalists who were loyal to the regime.

And ignorant nationalists at that. They are also part of the Lincoln Cult, as Thomas DiLorenzo would put it. Just the other day I heard Sebastian Dorka say that 600,000 people died in the “Civil War” in the name of “freeing the slaves,” when that is just not true. They died in the name of restoring the centralized power apparatus in Washington. They died in the name of punishing secessionists who wanted to leave a union. They died in the name of being forcibly brought back into a union involuntarily that they wanted no part of.

And they died in the name of enshrining the imperial U.S. President Lincoln and all subsequent U.S. emperors. (Although JFK was beginning to break out of that mold, but the national security state’s assassination of Kennedy re-secured their authority over the people.)

In fact, James Bovard has an article now on the similarities between Lincoln and Trump. (Authoritarian sheeple love them both.)

And also, the conservatives and nationalists in Amerika should please shut up about Colin Kaepernick and his not liking a flag on a shoe that Nike was going to produce. “Aww, poor Colin Krappernick,” the ditto-heads whine, “he feels triggered by an early American flag…boo-hoo…”

Yet, these same nationalists are triggered if they see or hear about someone “desecrating” an American flag or engaged in flag-burning as a protest. Did you see Candace Owens’s tweet, belching out her anti-First Amendment tirade? “If I were President, the punishment for burning the U.S flag would be the renunciation of citizenship. No jail time, no fine— simply one year to liquidate your assets and get the hell out of our country.”

Talk about someone who does not understand why the First Amendment was written! And she responded to the Dear Leader, who tweeted the day before: “All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!” (Talk about someone with a “no brainer.”)

So these are authoritarian nationalists and collectivists who worship a flag and who identify with a strong authoritarian State and its military. You can’t get much more un-American than that.

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Ron Paul asks, Boxed in by neocons and the media, will Trump launch Iran war?

Barbara Boland on arms dealers and lobbyists getting rich as Yemen burns.

Zero Hedge with an article on CBS News analyst and Iran “warmongering maniac” also Raytheon board member.

Ben Norton writes that the New York Times admits it sent story to government for approval. (Oh yeah? And which of those thousands of pre-approved stories is this one?)

Robert Wenzel discusses billionaires calling for a wealth tax, and a libertarian take on student loans.

Jacob Hornberger says that Republicans love socialism too.

Richard Enos with the hidden reason the “Russian collusion” investigation got started.

Zero Hedge with an article on MSM being silent after Google election meddling bombshell; video scrubbed from YouTube.

Dr. Mercola on Google burrying Mercola.com in the latest search engine update, Part 1 and Part 2.

Laurence Vance says, of course it should be legal!

Donald Boudreaux on protectionists in plunderland and wonderland.

Walter Williams discusses reparations for slavery.

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Jacob Sullum asks, Does the Hatch Act violate Kellyanne Conway’s First Amendment rights?

And Richard Ebeling discusses F.A. Hayek on individual liberty.

False Flag in Persian Gulf: Points to Washington Warmongers, No?

Donald Trump seemed to please a lot of antiwar people during the 2016 campaign with his somewhat antiwar rhetoric. And I believe he was sincerely questioning and criticizing the wars that the Bushes and Cheneys started, especially in Iraq. But sadly Trump is very easily manipulable and “psy-opped” by the generals and other military bureaucrats as well as the “intelligence” operatives who it turns out are not that intelligent. So, the warmongers of the military and “intelligence” community who have media consulting gigs and are on the boards of the military contractors a.k.a. “merchants of death” are able to bamboozle Trump into believing that entities abroad are “threats” when in actuality it is our “defense” i.e. belligerence apparatus in Washington that are the real threat.

Former Reagan budget director David Stockman has a great article now about the farce of “Iran attacking oil tankers in the Persian Gulf,” which once again points to the aggressors of Washington who are literally psychopaths with delusions of grandeur. Stockman gives a very good historical perspective to this fiasco.

Now, why would Iran attack a Japanese oil tanker right during the time that Japan’s Shinzo Abe is in Iran meeting the Iranian leaders to discuss Japan’s buying Iranian oil? (That is, if moron dictator Trump and the neocon Iran-haters would lighten up on their criminal sanctions and thus would allow Iran to have economic trades with other countries…)

Abe has said that Trump officials have not provided adequate proof that Iran was behind the oil tanker attacks (because there is none).

The anti-Iran stuff from Warshington is mixed in with the warmongers’ love of Israel, our 51st state. The anti-Iran crusade, going on for decades now, is all about Israel, when any issue involves the Middle East, the Persian Gulf or Iran.

And we know that John Bolton and Mike Bombpeo are warmongers. But now after reading this article by Jon Basil Utley, now I see that the U.S. Secretary of Belligerence Pompeo is a so-called “Christian Zionist,” apparently. I didn’t know that before. He supposedly believes in the “End Times,” or “Armageddon” and the “Rapture.” Yikes.

You see, one main view of many Christian Zionists is that when the End Times arrive, the Jews will convert to Christianity in order to be “saved.” Christian Zionists who believe in “End Times” and the “Rapture” generally hope to see Jews convert to Christianity, and that is why such “Christians” are such fanatical supporters of Israel. No wonder they love Nutty-Yahoo so much.

Some Misc. Items

I have not had enough time these days to write like I would like to do. So, I have been posting links to other articles. I hope to get back to my regular writing when I have more time. It’s really time consuming to write a post or article. It really is.

In the meantime, regarding the accusations against Iran that they hit the oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, don’t listen to liars Donald Trump, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, who looks like he could lose a few hundred pounds. No, seriously, Napalmpeo Pompeo et al. are drooling warmongers who seem to just want to bomb the hell out of other countries that are of NO threat to us whatsoever. That is what they did to Iraq and Afghanistan, and Vietnam. I’ll bet they sing John McCain’s song, “Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran,” and so on. But, according to Antiwar.com, it appears that the Japanese ship owner contradicts the fatso U.S. bureaucrats on that tanker attack. Warmonger bureaucrats are liars!

According to Jack Hunter at the Examiner, the U.S. Senate just voted to arm ISIS with your tax dollars.

John Solomon asks, Aren’t delirious Democrats now accusing Team Obama of treason?

Andrew McCarthy asks, Why did government officials ignore so many red flags with the shoddy Steele dossier?

Michael Rozeff says that Pocahontas is surging and analyzes her proposals.

Robert Wenzel says that rent control horror is returning to New York City.

Activist Post with an article on new cars to be equipped with breathalyzers, and drivers given mental health assessments.

Bryan Caplan on the real — and flawed — reason some classical liberals embrace universal basic income.

And Richard Ebeling on America’s economic commissar of trade.