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Neanderthal Flag Worshiper Beats Up Little Kid

As usual, Jacob Hornberger gets to the heart of the matter in his post on the 39-year-old “patriotic” American person who slammed a 13-year-old boy to the ground giving him a concussion and skull fracture, because the kid refused to take off his hat when the National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” was being played at a rodeo event in Montana.

Hornberger notes how the “patriotic” Americans (including Donald Trump, I would add) say they are against socialism yet support all the un-American socialist programs including “Social Security, Medicare, welfare, public housing, foreign aid, public schooling, the Federal Reserve, immigration controls” and so on.

I think that’s the case with most Americans, conservative and liberal, Republican and Democrat, socialist and even libertarian. Most people support those policies.

Unfortunately, many Americans support punishing someone “disrespecting” a flag or a song with brutal violence.

According to a witness at the rodeo event, the guy said the kid “was disrespecting the national anthem so he had every right to do that.” And now it turns out that the barbaric savage is blaming Trump and his rhetoric! (I am not. Making. This. Up.) According to the Washington Times, Curt “Brockway is a U.S. Army veteran who believes he was acting on an order by the commander in chief.”

So according to CBS News, Brockway was charged with assault on a minor, and “prosecutors recommended his bail be set at $100,000, but a judge ruled that he can be released on his own recognizance.”

What? Previously, according to the article, Brockway was convicted of “assault with a weapon,” after threatening to kill a family in their parked car, and sentenced to 10 years, and it was a suspended sentence.

So, the “patriotic” American had a prior record of violence or threatening violence, and got away with it. I guess this current statist judge probably agrees with Brockway’s version of “patriotism.” As long as our poor little precious flag isn’t “disrespected.” God forbid.

And how is this incident different from leftists like the useful idiots of Antifa beating up some guy because he’s wearing a “MAGA” hat?

In his article, Hornberger explains the socialist history behind the Amerikan national anthem and the “Pledge of Allegiance” (a.k.a. Pledge of Obedience). The neanderthal coward who assaulted the little kid demands obedience to a militaristic song and a flag.

There are millions and millions of Americans who literally worship a flag as a sacred religious object or image. As Wendy McElroy wrote in her article on State heretics and State infidels, “Statolatry is more than patriotism or love of country. It is a merging of those sentiments with idolatry to produce a kind of hyper-patriotism that can be called chauvinism or jingoism…This, then, is the religion of the modern American state…Anyone who rejects the worship of states altogether is an infidel.”

I guess that little kid at the rodeo “disrespected” the sacred flag of State worship and was an alleged infidel. And a neanderthal didn’t like that.

But just a final item here: Many of these same “patriotic” Amerikans who worship a flag (and the gubmint in Washington for which it stands) also say they believe in self-defense, the right to keep and bear arms, and the 2nd Amendment. Do they support the right of that 13-year-old to keep and bear arms (which kids did back in the old days of common sense), and do they support the kid’s right to use it in self-defense, such as when being attacked by a brainwashed neanderthal brute?

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John Whitehead on draconian laws, precrime and the surveillance state.

Lew Rockwell points out the relationship between the mass shootings and America’s militaristic culture.

Dr. Mercola on how Google threatens your children.

Doug Bandow on mandatory national service: a bad idea that won’t die.

Arjun Walia with an extensive analysis of a report on the Rockefeller family’s covert “Climate Change” plan.

Jon Rappoport on the Normals vs. Conspiracy Theorists.

Dagney Taggart discusses the out of control grass gestapo: so much for private property rights.

Adam Dick on Tulsi Gabbard’s military nonsense.

David Gornoski says that gun laws create gun violence.

Ron Paul says that Congress’s spending surge is national suicide.

Laurence Vance on tax credits and loopholes, and the right to discriminate.

Antiwar.com posted a classic by the late Justin Raimondo: Antiwar.com vs. the decline of American journalism.

Dave DeCamp on the new cybersecurity non-profit that’s to help presidential campaigns to combat foreign influences: they are full of rabid Russiagaters.

Janet Phelan asks, Does Trump’s wall have a secondary purpose?

Barton Bernstein on the forgotten critics of the atomic bombing of Japan.

Gary Barnett says that evil killing by the United State relies on willful indifference.

Patrick Lawrence demands DNC email evidence.

Aaron Maté with 5 big holes in Mueller’s “work.”

Thomas Knapp on Afghanistan: in search of monsters to not destroy.

And B.N. Frank says that, despite warnings, kids still drowning because parents preoccupied with their phones.

On Trump’s Solutions to Mass Shootings

Here is my latest article on Activist Post, On Trump’s Solutions to Mass Shootings:

August 6, 2019

More mass shootings again. In El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

So once again Donald Trump and his fellow politicians are turning to more fascist proposals to solve the issue of these young people shooting up places and killing people. More gun regulations, background checks and “Red Flag” laws, none of which will help to prevent the violent episodes.

The dysfunction going on now is mainly a result of government intrusions and government interventionism in the first place, so just how will more government intrusions and interventions solve any problems? They won’t. Bureaucrats will only make things worse, as they are now.

Why would we want to trust government agencies and their government databases to do background checks on people, when the bureaucrats and enforcers themselves are not entirely trustworthy and not particularly competent? The El Paso alleged shooter bought his gun(s) legally, and last year’s Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz also passed a background check.

The FBI were given a heads up by the Russian government on the Boston Marathon bombers, the Tsarnaevs, but the FBI did nothing with the information. So much for “Red Flag” laws.

But “Red Flag” laws will help disgruntled co-workers or ex-workers, or spouses going through nasty divorces, or neighbors who don’t like a particular neighbor, to report targeted individuals to the government or to the police.

We already have “Zero Tolerance” laws in the schools, in which teachers and staff report a kid to the police (not to the principal’s office, but police) who has carved a pastry into the shape of a gun or points his finger and says, “bang, bang.” And sheeple neighbors now report a lone child, playing outside or walking along the street, to the police and police arrest the kid’s mother at home for being “negligent.”

We have those things now, because society in Amerika is dysfunctional, irrational, and many people are quite ignorant and their critical thinking skills and common sense have been suppressed or punished by the authoritarian enforcement of political correctness in the schools.

Just read through any of John Whitehead’s columns from the Rutherford Institute, and you’ll get a good sense of the police state in the government schools and in Amerika.

Trump mentioned the Internet and video games in his press conference this week. What are we going to do, ban video games and censor the Internet? Big Tech SJWs are already censoring those they feel are “triggering” or are guilty of “hate,” mainly those whose political or social views the Big Tech censors disagree with. And we know how crazy some of those tech people are now.

So now in addition to censoring, the tech authorities will use “Red Flag” laws to report “suspicious” activity to the police, giving police the users’ IP addresses and access to their social media accounts, and so on. Get ready for The Purge, everyone.

But what is causing these young people to go postal at the government schools, at shopping malls or movie theaters? I’ve already discussed the connection between psychiatric drugs and these shootings. I know, the killer is responsible for his own actions, but the drugs are having the effect of numbing their judgments and self-control.

But police don’t or won’t “go there” because either they like Big Pharma’s exploiting people’s problems in the name of greedy profits, or, as was mentioned in this article regarding Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, maybe police are like the state of Connecticut’s bureaucrats who refused to release Lanza’s medical records, denying a parents rights organization’s request “because ‘it would cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications’.”

And Donald Trump mentioned the video games, like taking them away will change anything.

In this article, I wrote about Adam Lanza:

Regarding Adam Lanza and his incessant video game playing, there are several articles online which seem to be distorting or exaggerating his use of violent video games. For instance, this Guardian article states that Lanza was obsessed with mass murder and listed only violent video games based only on some items police actually found in the Lanza home, while this Techdirt article clarifies that he also had non-violent video games such as Dance Dance Revolution, and it was that video with which the article claims Lanza actually was obsessed. This Hartford Courant op-ed agrees based on witness interviews that Lanza’s real obsession was for the non-violent video games, especially Dance Dance Revolution.

So, Adam Lanza was most obsessed with his non-violent video Dance Dance Revolution, but he didn’t exactly go into the Sandy Hook School and dance for the kids, did he? Nope.

And I also wondered whether Adam Lanza may have been “brainwashed,” like from video games:

connections between the recent mass killings and implications of government-infiltration of media and use of drugs to “trigger” violent behavior in people, some of whom have claimed no knowledge of their even having committed violent acts.

Which should not be too hard to fathom, by the way, given that we now know that the NSA has not only collected video gamers’ chats, buddylists and geolocations but also NSA agents themselves participate and role-play in games and discussions as a means of extracting personal information and metadata and recruiting informants, specifically in Xbox Live and World of Warcraft. We also know that governments have instilled their propaganda in these video games.

And I think Trump said something about video games “desensitizing” the kids and young adults to violence and murder. But what about the military? Since the early 1990s especially the U.S. military has gone over to the Middle East, bombing and shooting and mass killing, especially in Iraq, murdering or causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents. And the death and destruction was revitalized when the George W. Bush started new wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, and to this day their drone bombers, and Obama’s drone bombers, and now Trump’s drone bombers continue to murder mostly innocent people.

Talk about “desensitized”! The U.S. military intentionally desensitizes and suppresses the consciences of military members.

And Trump also said something about looking at “mental illness.” Why do Trump and others want to disarm people who are supposedly “mentally ill” and make them defenseless? We already have sitting ducks in the “gun-free zone” schools and other mandatory “gun-free” places — why put targets on the backs of “mentally ill” people?

And who is to decide who has “mental illness”? Local law enforcement, some of whom are Iraq War vets and who have PTSD? Psychiatrists? Yeah, right. I would trust the average psychiatrist to determine who is mentally ill as far as I could throw him.

Like in the old Soviet Union (and the United State), those who criticize the Regime in Washington will be diagnosed as having a “mental illness,” as will those who continue to use correct-gendered pronouns, those who identify as Christian or conservative or those who homeschool their kids. You get the idea, and it’s not too far-fetched. We know how brainwashed many people are now in today’s culture of nonsense, irrationality and pathological political correctness.

But the police state in Amerika has grown exponentially especially since 9/11, with little children being terrorized by sicko perv molesters and gropers at the airports, and being made to fear every little thing. The government schools are terrorizing the kids into fearing that the end is near with climate change extinction. The schools are indoctrinating the kids to accept “transgender” as a normal aspect of life when it is no such thing, and the kids know this deep down.

The kids are intentionally being made by the government schools to be confused about gender and sexuality, they are being labeled with made-up diseases and conditions such as “ADHD,” “ADD,” “PhD,” and told they are “autistic,” when in fact they are just normal, growing kids. So, we have a lot of them, mainly boys, who are being tormented by an increasingly dysfunctional and corrupt society. This in addition to their brains being poisoned by pharmaceutical drugs such as Xanax and Zoloft and Adderall, and the vaccine adjuvants such as aluminum are also interfering with their normal brain development.

My conclusion is that government has played a large role in these societal problems. Government schools, government-Big Pharma colluding, government’s invasions of other countries for no good reason and murders of innocent foreigners, government’s own violence and intrusions into the lives and liberty of its own people in the United State of Amerka.

So, the solution includes getting rid of government schools. End the wars and occupations abroad and the police state at home, dismantle the national security state, and end the government’s support of the pharmaceutical industry. Those things would help us out a lot.

Activist Post – Creative Commons 2019

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Laurence Vance on the “Green New Deal,” and says that Americans didn’t need the original New Deal in the first place.

Nicholas West says the military will use facial recognition goggles to help soldiers identify people through weapons systems.

Dave DeCamp says that U.S. sanctions are still strangling Venezuela.

And Kerry McDonald on a new Harvard study showing the dangers of early school enrollment.

Remembering Antiwar.com’s Justin Raimondo

One of my favorite antiwar writers and foreign policy analysts, Justin Raimondo, passed away last month at age 67, of lung cancer. He was probably the most consistent and profound antiwar writers out there.

A founder of “Antiwar.com,” Justin was no leftist (like of the “Code Pink” variety). No, he was a champion of the “Old Right,” promoting the views of Republicans like Sen. Robert Taft.

In more recent years Raimondo had been a Trump supporting “America First” nationalist. I don’t know if he would describe himself as such, but his articles and twitter statements had shown that. I don’t particularly agree with that point of view, as I am more along the lines of “freedom first” rather than “America first.”

This extensive obituary of Justin on Antiwar.com tells a lot about him and his earlier years that I knew nothing about. Justin grew up in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s hometown of Yorktown Heights, New York, right near New York City, a place that according to Wikipedia was “of strategic importance during the American Revolution, with the Pines Bridge crossing of the Croton River guarded by the 1st Rhode Island Regiment…”

Justin was a revolutionary in his own way.

The obituary also notes that because he was a rambunctious little kid, he was forced to have to see a psychiatrist. I guess even in those years there were people who viewed little boys showing a lot of energy (i.e. acting normally) as having some sort of disorder. And the psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Soblen, turned out to be a Soviet spy of all things. Not good.

Justin had met Ayn Rand at the age of 14, and was politically active at an early age and co-founded the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus.

Justin was also gay and was actively involved in gay liberation and gay rights. Yet at the same time he supported the very conservative Pat Buchanan for President in three elections, 1992, 1996 and 2000.

I enjoyed reading Justin’s columns because he was a great writer, and because he effectively promoted the foreign policy views of many of America’s founders: policies of non-interventionism.

From the Antiwar.com obituary:

His two most important books were his 1993 Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement, published by the Center for Libertarian Studies and reissued in 2008 by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute with a Foreword by Pat Buchanan and an introduction by George W. Carey, and his 2000 biography, An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard, published by Prometheus Books.

Justin also certainly had an understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. When the gangsters and thugs of the U.S. Congress were considering the NDAA provisions in which Americans could be detained and imprisoned for life without charges or trial, he saw exactly where that was going:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) exults that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and anyone can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Graham doesn’t care about any of that sissy constitutional stuff, and never did – throw ‘em in the brig! Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican from the “Live Free or Die” state, doesn’t care that she’s destroying the American republic and our constitutional liberties by voting for this draconian measure because, she says, “America is part of the battlefield.”

Nothing illustrates the longstanding warning from antiwar advocates that “war is the health of the state” than this ominous development. The principle that war leads inevitably to the erosion and eventual destruction of our constitutional form of government is being dramatized on the floor of Congress even as I write these words.

The real purpose of the Levin-McCain provisions is entirely unrelated to “terrorism,” either by al-Qaeda or any known domestic outfit. It was put in there to codify a number of important “legal” precedents, which make it possible for the President to declare an American citizen an “enemy combatant” and hold him or her indefinitely without charges. This is the final step in a process that will enable the President to establish a de facto military dictatorship: it’s the “unitary presidency” meets the global economic crisis.

“America is part of the battlefield,” says Sen. Ayotte, quite accurately – and Americans are the target. Resistance is “terrorism”: dissent is a crime, and you’d better shut up and take it if you know what’s good for you. That’s the message they’re sending – and how, one wonders, will Americans respond?

Well, Obama responded by signing that NDAA bill into law, with those provisions in place. (Obama wasn’t exactly a friend of civil liberties, you know.) But then a federal judge struck down those provisions to indefinitely detain Americans, Obama appealed that ruling, the ruling was then given a temporary stay by another judge, but that ruling was finally itself struck down by an all-Democrat-appointed three-judge panel, and that was the end of that. Obama and the Democrats got their way, the legal ability to use the military to detain or jail those who dissented from the Regime’s diktats.

And all this was after Justin had been the target of FBI harassment, so he was rightfully concerned about where the Regime in Washington was headed.

In her tribute to Justin Raimondo on The American Conservative, Kelley Vlahos included the story of how the FBI were investigating Justin and Antiwar.com co-founder Eric Garris, and here is an excerpt from her tribute on that fiasco:

The government had opened secret files on Garris and Raimondo, and at one point the FBI agent writing the April 30, 2004 memo on Antiwar.com recommended further monitoring of the website in the form of  a “preliminary investigation …to determine if [redaction] are engaging in, or have engaged in, activities which constitute a threat to national security.”

Why? You can read in detail here, but much of it was because of Antiwar.com’s mission to criticize U.S. war policies, its linking to government watch lists at the time, and Justin’s writing, particularly on five Israelis who were detained by the FBI in New Jersey after they were spotted by witnesses on a rooftop celebrating and taking pictures in sight of the burning NYC towers on 9/11 and later deported.

The ACLU had taken up their case, rightly, as an example of the government’s hostile attitude against the 1st Amendment. The government had taken advantage of its new 9/11 authorities and the country’s war-time footing to spy and harass dissidents just like the old days. Garris and Raimondo won, but their efforts to have all of the government records expunged is still tied up in appeals. Garris said Justin was at least able to see the latest June 12 hearing in the Ninth Circuit.

And the Antiwar.com obituary notes:

One of the last pleasures Justin had as part of his Antiwar.com activities was seeing, on June 12, three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in 18-15416 Dennis Raimondo v. FBI, roundly rebuke the pathetic Department of Justice lawyer who claimed that the court should have no say in how the FBI held on to evidence when it was clear that no crime was committed.

You see, the FBI and government spooks and goons don’t like it when others expose and shine a light on such apparatchiks’ incompetence, buffoonery, corruption and criminality, so they investigate and harass the ones who do the exposing and/or whistleblowing.

Regarding the aforementioned Israelis, in his September 10, 2010 column, The ‘Meaning’ of 9/11, Justin wrote:

The craziness that ensued in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks had to be sustained if Israel was to take full advantage of the moment – a moment their intelligence operatives anticipated, according to Fox News, in a four-part series [link no longer working, here is another one at YouTube] by their topnotch journalist Carl Cameron, which started out as follows:

Since September 11, more than 60 Israelis have been arrested or detained, either under the new patriot anti-terrorism law, or for immigration violations. A handful of active Israeli military were among those detained, according to investigators, who say some of the detainees also failed polygraph questions when asked about alleged surveillance activities against and in the United States.

There is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the 9-11 attacks, but investigators suspect that they Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it. A highly placed investigator said there are “tie-ins.” But when asked for details, he flatly refused to describe them, saying, ‘evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It’s classified information.’”

Fox News has never retracted a word of this story, although they did – after pressure from the Israel lobby – delete it from their web site. It was never mentioned again, at least in “respectable” quarters, and, to be sure, it was never forgotten, thanks to the Internet, where Carl Cameron will be exposing the Israeli connection to the 9/11 terrorist attacks unto eternity.

Cameron’s noting that “more than sixty” Israelis had been arrested immediately after 9/11, along with and under the same legal rubric as thousands of Arabs, had also been noted here in this space, before the Fox News broadcasts. Why, I asked in a column, was the US government rounding up Israelis, of all people – unless there was some kind of Israeli connection to the attacks? The answer came in Cameron’s reporting, and subsequent stories in the “mainstream” media: the Israelis, whose intelligence services had been very active on our soil in the months leading up to 9/11, had been following the hijackers, shadowing their every move, without telling us – almost as if they were protecting them rather than trying to stop them.

According to this Salon story on the “Israeli art students,” which Justin linked to and which also refers to Carl Cameron’s report that caught the attention of the DEA and DoD, the Washington Post attempted to put the story to rest, “quoting anonymous officials” (or “unnamed sources,” or “unnamed anonymous government officials,” etc., etc., which is what the news media usually do when they make things up, or are too lazy to do any actual investigative research).

Former CIA agent Philip Giraldi has written about the Americans caught spying on the U.S. for Israel but mostly getting away with it, as well as a possible Israeli spy in the U.S. getting too chummy with U.S. national security officials including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

But we dare not tell the truth about such taboo subjects. Except, Justin Raimondo dared and he wasn’t afraid to tell the truth.

In November of 2013 Justin wrote about a new nuclear agreement between the “P5+1” (China, France, Russia, the U.K., the U.S., “plus” Germany) and Iran.

An Israeli attack on Iran, however, would be Bibi’s last resort: the Israelis are good at agitating for other nations to go to war on their behalf, but when it comes to actually doing the fighting themselves – and losing some of their own people – their enthusiasm tends to cool down a bit. Before they attack Iran, the Israelis will do everything in their power to derail the agreement – and no one should underestimate what they’re capable of.

Their first line of attack is through Congress, where the Israel lobby holds a dominant position. Even before the agreement was signed, the lobby’s congressional contingent was already being lined up to introduce new sanctions on Iran. Prominent Democrats, including Majority leader Harry Reid, New York’s Chuck Schumer, and Bob Menendez of New Jersey have already endorsed the new sanctions bill, and the usual Republican suspects are already denouncing the agreement as “another Munich.”

The second line of attack is a possible provocation engineered by the Israelis: this could involve an incident between the US and Iran in international waters in the Gulf, as has happened before, or it could be a simple exposure of an alleged Iranian violation of the terms of the interim agreement. This latter course could be carried out by Israel’s regional allies, including the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK), a neo-Marxist cult that has long been an instrument in Israeli hands and has a history of pushing disinformation about Iran’s alleged nuclear activities. Nor should we rule out Israeli collaboration with hardliner elements within Iran: although they are ostensibly in irreconcilable opposition, both Israeli and Iranian hardliners are united in their opposition to a nuclear deal.

The third line of attack would be direct Israeli action against the US – no, not military action (don’t be silly), but some kind of covert action that would inflict enough damage to impact our ability to make the interim agreement permanent.

This isn’t pure speculation: in 1954, the Israelis recruited a group of Egyptians to plant bombs in Western targets, including the American information center, in major Egyptian cities. The idea was to blame the attacks on Islamists and Nasserites, and cause the British government to keep its troops in the Suez Canal zone. The plan failed, but only because the Israeli scheme was exposed: after years of denying the affair, the Israeli government finally owned up to it by awarding their agents medals of appreciation, bestowed on the surviving spies by President Moshe Katzav in 2005.

For years the Israelis have been saying their country faces an “existential” crisis on account of Iran’s nuclear program: another Holocaust, they have said, is imminent unless the Iranians are stopped. And Tehran, they aver, is intent on breaking any agreement they make with the West: the Iranians are determined to acquire nuclear weapons, and will stop at nothing in their drive to destroy Israel.

Justin wasn’t afraid to tell the truth, and he wasn’t afraid of Israel’s “Amen Corner” in the U.S. I think a lot of people believe many false narratives, including about Israel, because they hear nothing but the propaganda over and over from media and pop culture. So most people believe the propaganda about Israel, and that’s just the way it is.

Similarly, many also believe the propaganda about “Trump collusions with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election,” none of which actually happened. It was all made up.

Justin was on to the “Trump-Russia collusions” propaganda from the very beginning. In his November 28, 2016 article, The Witch Hunters: Washington Post pushes campaign to censor alternative media, he discussed the Washington Post‘s post-election article that called non-Hillary-supporting Internet or media outlets “fake news.” In actuality, the Post‘s article, titled, “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say,” was itself propaganda and the beginning of a crusade to call the actual truth-tellers “fake news.”

In fact, the Washington Post already began with its “Russian hacking the election” false narrative months before the election, in June of 2016, as soon as Trump’s nomination for President was secured. The Post‘s June 14, 2016 article, titled, “Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump,” goes on and on with this or that detail. But, according to former NSA tech expert William Binney and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, the DNC computers couldn’t have been remotely hacked, but were accessed locally, with possibly a USB flash drive.

Binney and McGovern debunked the Post‘s evidence-free claims. And of course by July of 2016, Justin Raimondo’s “BS-ometer” was already going off quite loudly, regarding the Washington Post‘s claims of Russia hacking the DNC.

So when the DNC hack made headlines, the anti-Trump media – i.e. the entire “mainstream” media – pushed the Kremlin conspiracy narrative hard. But what is the technical evidence for such a charge? As it turns out, it is thin-to-nonexistent.

What’s striking is that for all this subjective “analysis” and cyber-sleuthing, no one is pointing to what should be the first suspicion in such a case: that the hacking of the DNC server was an inside job.

An “inside job” and not a hack, by the way, has been further backed up most recently by more evidence. The DNC insider who leaked to WikiLeaks is again said to be the murdered Seth Rich. Eventually, that whole “Russia hacking the 2016 election” and “Trump-Russia collusions” conspiracy theory, promoted by the fake news media and believed by millions, will be thrown into the dustbin of history, thanks to investigative researchers and writers like Justin Raimondo.

So, Justin was like Radar O’Reilly on M*A*S*H, who could hear the choppers from far away before anyone else could. Justin could sense and expose the “BS” and the “fake news” before most others, and he will be missed.

News and Commentary

James Bovard on attorney general William Barr: defender of FBI snipers.

Daisy Luther on California’s creepy “Cradle to Career” data system to track everything about children.

Mac Slavo says the CIA wants to make it easier to jail journalists, and Congress isn’t stopping it.

Ernest Canning explains why we must restore the title, “War Department.”

Jack Burns on a police commissioner being arrested for questioning the cty’s use of facial recognition.

Jacob Hornberger on immigration hypocrisy, left and right.

Jeff Jacoby asks, Trump blasts “the Squad” for not loving America — does he?

Charles Burris on the disaster of the House voting to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour

Zero Hedge with an article on an immigrant student losing the Miss World title for refusing to try on an hijab.

And Daniel Mitchel on the Green New Cronyism, Solyndra on steroids.

More News and Commentary

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.”