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The Assange Issue Is NOT Complicated: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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The most powerful regime on the planet imprisoning a journalist for journalistic activity is as brazen and obvious an act of tyranny as you could possibly come up with, and yet you still get pseudoleft pundits acting like you’re some kind of weird freak for expecting them to oppose it.

The Assange issue is not actually complicated. The most powerful government in the world is trying to extradite a journalist and try him under the Espionage Act for exposing its war crimes. It is that simple. This isn’t some super complex subject that you defer to the experts on.

That’s one of the things that’s so frustrating about this case. It’s such a blatant abuse of government power that virtually everyone would normally be ideologically opposed to it, but because there’s been so much media spin on it for so long people don’t see it.

Don’t imprison journalists for exposing the truth. I mean, like, duh. This should really be such a mainstream issue that fringey types like myself would see no need to focus on it, and if the media environment wasn’t being so despicably manipulated it would be.

China is far, far better than the US. That doesn’t mean China is awesome, it just means the US is far, far worse than anyone else in terms of tyranny and destructiveness. Working to destroy any population which disobeys you anywhere in the world makes you worse than anyone else.

The only reason nobody seems to recognize this in the west is because the US has such phenomenally excellent global narrative control. If it didn’t, the entire world would’ve laughed when the butchers of the Middle East started pretending to care about Muslims in Xinjiang.

People will respond to this by saying things like, “China is more oppressive domestically, US is more oppressive abroad.” But nothing China is doing domestically is anywhere remotely as bad as what the US is doing abroad. Nothing China is currently doing rises to the level of the US killing millions and displacing tens of millions just since the turn of this century in still-ongoing military operations.

This is an unassailably correct position; there exist no robust arguments to the contrary. The only reason people experience so much cognitive dissonance whenever I say this is because so few step all the way back and look at the big picture of our present reality as it currently exists.

Maintaining an awareness of the indisputable fact that the US is by far the most destructive government on earth gives you a much clearer perspective in our current media environment, because you see that it’s always vastly worse than 100 percent of the governments it tries to demonize.

It’s amazing how many people I’ll interact with who blame China for the rising authoritarianism of their own governments. It takes a lot of propaganda consumption to believe western governments using western means to oppress westerners has anything to do with China.

“Left-versus-right is just designed to keep us divided against each other.”

No that’s capitalism. Capitalism is what’s designed to do that. And you either oppose that right-wing, divisive, competition-based model or you don’t.

Sure Democrat-versus-Republican, Tories-versus-Labour etc is fake and divisive bullshit, but those are right wing, capitalist parties. You either support their ideology or you oppose it. This is a real distinction and pretending otherwise serves nobody.

Capitalism depends on scarcity. Go to a communist country and give everyone a bunch of free stuff and everyone will be better off. Go to a capitalist country and give everyone a bunch of free stuff and you’ll collapse the economy.

Capitalism needs lack. Lack is capitalism’s number one product.

Democratic Party leadership and its allied media will always find some reason to take the focus off the need for healthcare and economic justice. Sorry can’t talk about healthcare and wealth inequality, gotta shriek about Russians. Sorry can’t talk about healthcare and wealth inequality, gotta shriek about anti-vaxxers. Sorry can’t talk about healthcare and wealth inequality, gotta shriek about Trump’s 2024 campaign. Sorry can’t talk about US healthcare and wealth inequality, gotta shriek about some other thing.

Humanity arrived on the scene through a frightening and violent process of death, mutation and natural selection, leaving a bunch of trauma conditioning imprinted on these newly-evolved massive brains of ours even long after the threats have gone. We’re still sorting that out.

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  • When someone is a captive – ‘non-mandatory’ can still be regarded as coerced. It seems entirely unlikely that he would make so FOOLISH a decision, with full access to the data, and package inserts, regarding potential for adverse events, and survivability data fir the BioWeapon – provided access to adequate EARLY TREATMENT and care – which not just he but all prisoners and UK citizens are clearly being denied, deliberately. Perhaps these things (or their absence) weighed on his perceived available choices and options. In any event – since strokes are KNOWN potential risk from the jabs – it hardly helps the point that you’re trying to propagandize, here.

    Did you know that you can link to any proof of things that you claim exists here, with a limit of two discrete links per post?

  • “there exists no robust arguments”
    One of these esses does not like the other.
    Not a twit, don’t tweet, otherwise would offer Caitoz a copy of The Dawn of Everything, Graeber and Werndon, 2021.
    The book has changed and is changing many of my settled concepts of human prehistory, and is unsettling even more of my misconceptions of settler history, ha ha. I love having my mind changed, and my blind spots illuminated, embarrassing though it often is.
    The Dawn of Everything is a seriously important and wonderful book, highest recommendation.

  • Tony Blair and John Howard are accessories to murder as well, but their pictures are missing:
    https://i.redd.it/mtjnehq0gc581.jpg

  • Tony Blair and John Howard should are accessories to murder as well, but their pictures are missing:
    https://i.redd.it/mtjnehq0gc581.jpg

  • All that you say is true but above all, Assange is a victim of American propaganda. There’s a good chance that if he’d known what was going to happen, he would have acted differently, been more careful. But he obviously thought the self-proclaimed “leader of the free world” was the beacon of freedom and democracy it claims to be and purports to export. He undoubtedly believed that it’s in the nature of fighters (soldiers and politicians) to commit crimes but that the average American citizen finds that abhorrent and will always seek redress for the wrongs committed in their name by overreaching powers to clean themselves from the stains they put on the flag they love with such passion.
    American propaganda encourages this worldview. The truth is that the US is a one party system, a War Party divided by an aisle on both sides of which elected representatives quibble about details. Their mascot should be the double-headed eagle that has symbolized most empires – as well as the Scottish Rite of free-masonry – since Mesopotamia.
    As for the American people, most go along with that system for the reasons revealed by the Asch conformity experiments:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asch_conformity_experiments
    If Covid-1984 taught us anything, it’s what fucking cowards the majority of people are as soon as you flash an alleged threat at them and how far they’ll go to try and escape it, with some raving lunatics even advocating, with unhinged entitlement. the physical extermination of the unvaxxed against a disease blown out of all proportions by a bunch of greedy, powerful and resourceful capitalists. As Hermann Göring famously put it, “Of course common people don’t want war. But, after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine its policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether in a democracy or a fascist or communist dictatorship… All you have to do is tell them they are under attack and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing them to danger”.
    The unhinged segment by Keith Olbermann that you exposed the other day about the vax-hesitant being AFRAID to take the jab showed better than anything that the guy is scared shitless, to the point of wrapping himself in the Stars and Stripes as a substitute for his mother’s womb – at the risk of soiling it. He forgot that when you point a finger at someone, three fingers point back at you.
    Julian Assange is essentially victim of all this beyond his erstwhile faith in US justice: American paranoia about the polymorphic foreign bogeyman and conformity to the opinion of the majority. According to the few polls available, only a minority is favorable to freeing him unconditionally as seems so natural to the unfettered mind. And so the War Party has a field day. They could even quarter him and expose the pieces at the four corners of the empire like in the old days for all the majority cares, wrapped in their Stars and Stripes like Dobermann.

  • You don’t need to compare how oppressive China is domestically to how oppressive the United States is abroad, nor to refute it.
    The US government is far more oppressive domestically than China. China doesn’t have the largest prison population in the world. China doesn’t have a Constitution that has been shredded by successive presidential administration’s. China doesn’t practice neoliberal austerity against its citizens, a form of economic warfare.
    We can compare apples with apples and the US still comes out worse.
    Not that China is perfect, but it’s not the worst, either.

    • I HATE spell check! Administrations, not possessive: administration’s!

  • Your last paragraph about humanity arriving on the scene after a brutal history is exactly what Thorstein Veblen said in The Theory of the Leisure Class. (1898)

    • Yeah, it was as wrong then as it is now. War, which is basically what we’re talking about, has only been a reality for ten thousand years, when parts of humanity began farming rather than gatherer-hunting the way humanity evolved. And then a bunch of proto-capitalists saw it was easier to rob the farmers of the fruits of their labor than to labor themselves. Ten thousand years is not long enough to genetically imprint the highly plastic human psyche to any significant extent.

  • “Democratic Party leadership and its allied media will always find some reason to” shut down anyone who dares speak truth to power (against them). “Democratic Party leadership and its allied media will always find some reason to” break every progressive promise made on the (wholly controlled and manipulated) campaign trail. “Democratic Party leadership and its allied media will always find some reason to” support any U.S. coup attempt anywhere in the world – even if it means clapping and cheering for Juan Guaido at the State of the Union. “Democratic Party leadership and its allied media will always find some reason to” oppose any measures that would weaken the surveillance state. “Democratic Party leadership and its allied media will always find some reason to” support any measures that would strengthen the surveillance state. “Democratic Party leadership and its allied media will always find some reason to” further censorship against any individual, group, or medium that has a different view from their scripted talking points.
    “Democratic Party leadership and its allied media will always find some reason to” ruin any chance of progress for the common people – because it is only a charade that they are concerned with those undesirables.
    https://seaclearly.com/2020/10/26/i-was-raised-in-babylon

  • Capitalism cannot, and has never existed on its own as an entity. Capitalism requires vast amounts of ‘socialist’ inputs. Take Australia’s PM’s statement on ‘can-do capitalism’. What was the first thing the conservatives did to alleviate the burden of Covid? Socialism. They disbursed public monies. Admittedly, quite a bit went to mates who didn’t need it.
    I have never seen a capitalist minded ‘start-up’ that didn’t require public money as a helping hand. Never seen the vast weapons manufacturing business that didn’t need public money. Privately operated ‘public’ transport is the same, roads rail and air transport all have their hands out.

    • Too true

    • It’s easy, you – “Privatise the Profits and Socialise the Losses”. ;D True capitalism would likely topple ruling elites regularly, no Mafia type families would put up with that, surely?

  • I don’t think there is much difference between the U.S. government and organized crime. The U.S. has never exactly been pristine, but there has been a decline in standards and decency for decades and we are now at the point where scum are basically running the country and even the constitution is trashed. Everything is about sacrificing the future for the selfish now.

    The U.S. deserves to be castigated, but the situation is more complicated then a simple black-white narrative. There is a process driving this bad behavior, and yes, capitalism has much to do with it. Anyway, it is important to call out the outrageous actions of America and fight the propaganda.

  • Just as you wrote it is a simple issue and a man who should be cherished will die instead of being rewarded and honored. Thank you for again saying so!

    I would add that mankind’s success is mostly, if not wholly based on his ability to cooperate not compete. I think it is just as primitive for us to want to get along with other people as is the desire to conquer them.

    • You nailed it, Alan. The same applies throughout the natural world. Competition only works in the much larger context of cooperation.

    • Kropotkin called it Mutual Aid.
      It’s how nature works.

  • Any truth in the rumour I’ve heard in the street that a deal has been done recently for Anne Sacoolas to be tried in a USofA court under British Law in exchange for the persecution & extradition of Julian Assange?

  • Assange is more likely being used as a drawn out fear psyop, a warning to genuine whistle blower’s that ‘this will happen to you, so don’t even think about it’.

    Wiki leaks – “Revelation: The emails, which U.S. intelligence later determined had been stolen by hackers working for the Russian government, appeared to show that the DNC had favored Clinton over her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Among the damaging information in Podesta’s emails was the news that then-acting DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile had given the Clinton campaign debate questions in advance.”

    So, what’s the above ‘leak’ supposed to tell the public? That there REALLY are oppositions and leadership struggles in democratic politics, and they’re not controlled oppositions after all? If that’s supposed to be a big wiki ‘leak’ then I smell a controlled opposition whistle-blower. Ok, I could be wrong, but I haven’t seen any ‘world first wiki leak’ that totally surprised me about the sociopaths in power and what they’re capable of. Limited hangouts play the same games all the time. But, I am always open to reading ‘leaks’ that may prove me wrong about Assange. Very few top secrets get out that they don’t want you to see.

    • The ‘Vault 7’ leak didn’t surprise me, but I’m pretty sure the CIA et al. didn’t want it seen. Likewise with ‘Collateral Murder’, one of Wikileaks first leaks.

    • You’re wrong.
      .
      You REALLY need to go through the WikiLeaks data base yourself, before you try to make these kinds of judgements. Relying upon the Corporatist STATE MEDIA to tell you what’s in there, is why you think that nothing significant has been revealed.
      .
      Long before the 2016 campaign, and still afterwards, there have been significant disclosures dropped there… including Vault7 and things like MARBLE FRAMEWORK. STRATFOR got their emails/files hacked (or downloaded) and released, too. Anytime that you’re in the ‘leaks’ business – you run the risk of being used in sophisticated “false defector’ gambits… But at the end of the day, not everyone is as well informed, a priori of the leaks. And even those of us who “know” or intuit things, can now used WikiLeaks as a spot for accurate citations, to what before could have been called conjecture.

    • Vault 7 – Is it not possible that the hacking software ‘leaked’ is obsolete CIA software? Most people would assume they’d be spying and hacking since day one of the internet going public. And before that, telephone network wire taps. Local radio bugs? WW2 military intel radio cryptography? You are after all talking about intel agencies here that have technologies for decades before the public has any knowledge about them.

      If Assange was so damaging with wikileaks, would the ‘state sanctioned’ really want him around, in a highly public mainstream media way, for what is now about 9 years of asylum and imprisonment? Why wouldn’t they simply bump him off, not that they’d do anything like that, …. ….? Use a weaponized prion, or undetectable chemical/bio agent, or anything else that appears natural, or, at least keeps you uncertain? It still looks more like 9 years of psychologically crushing, state sanctioned, mainstream media, whistle blower ‘DON’T TRY IT, or you’ll get the same!’, theatrics to me. If you want to send a potent warning out, a long-drawn-out confinement with little hope of escape, is more terrifying than a quick death, to many people.

      “WikiLeaks as a spot for accurate citations, to what before could have been called conjecture.” I have no real issue with this, except that what hasn’t been leaked is highly likely 1000s of times more damning. This is how ‘limited hangouts’ operate.

      • I don’t think that is how ‘limited hangouts’ operate. According to Wikipedia, “A limited hangout or partial hangout is, according to former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Victor Marchetti, “spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting—sometimes even volunteering—some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case.”
        In the case of Vault 7, the CIA’s ‘veil of secrecy’ was pretty much intact. Why would they choose to effectively admit to false flag cyberops? While many of us suspected as much, or were personally sure of it, hard evidence was lacking until the release of Vault 7.
        It is conceivable that the leaked software was obsolete, but what motive would the CIA have had for leaking it? I can think of none. The Vault 7 leak, even if it was of obsolete tools, totally undermines all subsequent claims that cyber-attacks originated in Russia, China, Iran or wherever, as we now know, rather than merely suppose, that the CIA engages in spoofing the origins of such attacks.
        .
        As for “If Assange was so damaging with wikileaks, would the ‘state sanctioned’ really want him around, in a highly public mainstream media way?” –
        1) Highly public mainstream media way? Hardly. MSM has largely ignored him.
        2) He’s out of the way, and his treatment might deter others better than an unexplained death, as you point out.

      • Replying to SVAY.

        “It is conceivable that the leaked software was obsolete, but what motive would the CIA have had for leaking it?”
        **To create a believable ‘limited hangout’ whistleblower, of course. You need at least half believable leaks to create the illusion of a genuine whistle blower, right? A ‘limited hangout’ can be used for multipurposes, it can be used to trap genuine whistle blowers,or, used as a public warning example, or, used as a ‘tinfoil hat’ which has the effect of tainting all their ‘leaks’ as wacky conspiracy theories.

        Assange has been in the mainstream Australian media regularly for years now. Mainly emphasising his incarceration and political asylum hell. Free to air commercial TV and Radio, I can vouch for. Print? I haven’t picked up a mainstream propaganda newspaper/magazine for some time now, but I’m sure I could find stories in them too. He’s featured for a reason, to scare the hell out of genuine whistle blowers.

        I respect your opinion SVAY, but personally I’m as yet not convinced he’s genuine. I have read from a few sources (that I’m yet to fully verify) that Assange was also a child member of ‘The Family’ (Great White Brotherhood) religious cult. Cults are recruiting grounds for intelligence opperatives.

        https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/20/growing-up-with-the-family-inside-anne-hamilton-byrnes-sinister-cult

        • Assange was a like two years old or less – and his mum FLED that Cult. They were on the run from it, and hunted. So that’s a story that a far more sophisticated analyst and researcher than yourself – Alex Constantine – already put to bed. That you’re still talking about is worrisome. But it should that the effort to create distrust, doubt and uncertainty around WikiLeaks (which itself was a pretty sophisticated and extensive CIA Operation) was largely successful.

          The Vault7 leaks aren’t a “limited hangout”. One of the MANY things revealed was that people’s “Smart TVs” were SPYING PLATFORMS. And sure you could say that “everybody knew that” – but no, everyone didn’t. Top researchers and analysts knew that – but WikiLeaks greatly expanded the audience for that important information – and probided a verifiable citation, that can’t just be credibly dismissed as a “conspiracy theory”.

          Likewise with “MARBLE FRAMEWORK”. It gave verification to the fact that the “Russian Hackers” story was just a coverstory for CIA HACKERS. And as regards the election of 2016 – that’s significant, since it directly undermines the bullshit being repeated on CNN and MSDNCIA and even Fox – in REAL TIME.

          If Assange were some kind of sophisticated CIA plant – then the CIA wouldn’t have drawn up so many plans to literally ASSASSINATE HIM. We know about this from the case against Sheldon Adelson’s “UC Global”, whom the CIA hired to spy on him, and capture or kill him, if possible.

          At the end of the day – this line if thinking that you keep pushing, in spite of all the available evidence to the contrary – still advances CIA objectives… specifically it provides cover for attacks upon press freedom, and it undermines support for a CIA target’s rights a human being.

          Julian could be the biggest asshole on earth. Helping the CIA in their plans to Bind Torture and Kill him – serves no benefit for anyone but the CIA.

          • SHOULD read “shows” – not Should in the first paragraph.

            • Trump ‘loves’ wikileaks. That’s a fairly clear red flag. A major political puppet loving wikileaks , at any time, makes me very suspicious at the least.

              • You just don’t quit do you? Trump loves Trump. And when WikiLeaks EXPOSED the BLATANT Criminality of his 2016 opponent – he loved that this occurred. But that was a transactional love affair. When Assange stuck to his principles, and refused to OUT his source – the live affair was over, and Trump let Pompeo and the CIA proceed with their sadistic plans to Bind, Torture and Kill Assange. Plans that your brand of rationalizations bullshit directly aid… YOU are more of a CIA ASSET, than Assange.

                https://rokfin.com/stream/12103

                LISTEN – to Juan Passarelli. In this Interview – he blows holes in every one of these myths that you’re propagating.

    • The false flags of Vietnam and Iraq, are two of what I’d call genuinely damaging leaks. Resource control or theft (attempted theft) of Rubber and Crude Oil. The elite sanctioning spying on the public is old world, it’s a given for any pathological control freaks in power. But, still important for the naive to know about.

      • Iraq was hardly a leak. The US very publicly stated Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, which turned out to be untrue. The only leaks concerned what Rumsfeld, Cheney et al. had been plotting and scheming in the lead-up; the central and damning facts are undisputed, and were never secret.

        • “The only leaks concerned what Rumsfeld, Cheney et al. had been plotting and scheming in the lead-up” Ok, thanks for making that more specific.

        • Although….

          “The Senate report shows Bush administration officials often hyped the intelligence that supported their policy goals — while ignoring or playing down dissents or caveats from within the intelligence community. The intelligence was used for political purposes, to build public support for a war that might have been launched no matter what intelligence analysts had said about the prospect of finding WMDs in Iraq.”

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/22/iraq-war-wmds-an-intelligence-failure-or-white-house-spin/

          So, effectively, the ‘leaks’ were within the intel community, as is the usual case. Except, they are called ‘Dissents’ by the senate, that come out, conveniently, well after the ‘job’ is done. Or, I could be stretching the term too far. Maybe controlled leaks? lol

  • I have come to the same conclusion. The crude level of deception that we live under – that truth tellers are traitores; that those who condemn Israeli Apartheid are antisemites; that China is Public Enemy No.1 – really is Orwellian.

    • We live in an inverse asylum.

  • Caitlin finished by saying the following:

    ‘Humanity arrived on the scene through a frightening and violent process of death, mutation and natural selection, leaving a bunch of trauma conditioning imprinted on these newly-evolved massive brains of ours even long after the threats have gone. We’re still sorting that out.

    Survival is the strongest instinct at work in us – as it is in ALL species – and is ironically the very thing that will lead to our demise. Capitalism has led to ‘security’ for several billion of us, but is the very thing that is raping and plundering and polluting and poisoning the biosphere.

    • I agree with you about capitalism, but IMHO the survival instinct is much bigger and stronger, broader and deeper than you surmise. Schweitzer grounded his elemental ethic of “reverence for life” on the survival instinct, the extension of which impels us to reverence not only our own lives but also the lives of other human beings and all living things. His philosophy turns the survival instinct into an ideal, and our lives then become struggles to embody it while making inevitable compromises.

      https://newtonfinn.com/2017/12/18/two-rivers-one-spirit/

  • I’m not sure the US is trying to extradite Assange and try him under its Espionage Act. I think the US’d be just as happy for him to remain locked up in Belmarsh till he dies, while legal procedures, appeals, and so on are dragged out.

  • NB: People will respond to this by saying things like, “China is more oppressive domestically, US is more oppressive abroad.”

    People making the above statement are parroting a slogan rather than illustrating reality.
    A personal annoyance with China opinion marketing via slogan:
    .. measures are: improvement in quality of life and satisfaction that gov acts in accordance with the will of, and to the benefit of the people.
    nb: poverty, poor health, homelessness, unemployment, etc are all measures of oppression. The gov either fights oppression or is happy to see it increase.
    The US gov encourages oppression. China fights it.

  • What gets me the most is the sheer audacity of the USA. The levels of hypocrisy combined with the brazen lies and distortions are unsurpassed anywhere. They’ve turned it into an art form, if such a thing is possible. And most of them actually believe it too. Talk about delusional.

    At least the Chinese and Russians don’t brag about being the only country that is right about everything and deserves to lead (dictate) the world.

  • There is nothing worse than being elevated to the status of a poster child. It never ends well.

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  • Amazing, as ALWAYS Caitlin. Yes. The Assange case IS just that simple… The same can be said for what the American Government for Australia is doing to some Australian Journalists and Whistleblowers, domestically, too – because they exposed ALSO exposed some WARCRIMES. The cases against Steven Donzinger, and Commander X and Alex Saab are all just about as bad, too.

    I say this because we really need to start questioning the unquestioned dictum – that domestically, the US Government, and the US’ Government of Australia, are any better than China is, when dealing with its own people.

    I mean, looking at the Totalitarian horrors of Howard Springs and Melbourne… it’s getting kinda hard, to tell the two apart.

    And the USA appears to be rapidly beginning to follow the plans, being rolled-out and market-researched in Australia. NY and California are great examples. Florida will probably be the last to fall. And of course this bodes ill for the left, since most people are fooled into thinking that the Democrats are somehow on the left. Rejection of one kind of Totalitarian Statism, will just push people towards the other.

    I know it’s not ‘your thing’ per se…but the kind of rigid ideological control and conformity being pushed in the name of Covid1984, are not only going to wind up harming those who follow it – it like lemmings over the cliff…in the end it will wind up discrediting the left, and the peace groups who helped push it, and/or failed to pushback, in a visible and timely fashion. (CodePink, ANSWER and PSL come immediately to mind)

    And let’s not forget that when Oliver North began drawing up plans for “Emergency Management” Camps, and to suspend Constitutional rights, here (where we theoretically have them,) in the USA – it was to PREVENT opposition to unpopular wars. Mass roundups and punishment of thought criminals never goes well for the left. That the left is cheering on the roundups relative to the current BioWarfare events, is very troubling. I’m just a little surprised, to see that MIT’s most notorious, alleged leftist professor, doesn’t see the downsides to pushing for “Camp Chomsky”. Currently the sign over the camp will read “Impfungen Macht Frei” – but after the precipitating “Emergency” passes (or more likely, just morphs into the next, in a neverending series of artificially created justifications) that may become changed to “Arbeit, or even just “RIGHTTHINK”.

    The common element in the Ron Paul, Sanders and Trump campaigns – was a rejection of Imperialist warfare. While we have already crossed the rubicon, to the point where public opposition to wars may not really matter…a certain percentage of the folks being shipped off to camps, will be potential allies in the fight against Empire and wars of aggression. I’m certain that I’ll be found amongst them, at the least.

    Anyways – if and when you’re ready to look at the lies being used, to craft the narratives – that will facilitate the Totalitarian Panopticon society – needed to fail to prevent, the war that kills us all… I have a few good blogs for you to read.
    .
    https://substack.com/profile/1271313-another-worldview-is-possible – in that link you’ll find not only former “Redacted Tonight” comedian and Journalist John F O’Donnell, who does most of his posting on youtube and video platforms, it seems, but three important blogs that deal explicitly with the facts and science of the present justification, for the Trillionaires’ and Billionaires’ “Reset”, into a Globalist Authoritarian Empire.

    Jeff Childers’ Covid and Coffee is the work of a very shrewd Lawyer from Florida. His politics are to the right of yours and mine – but that shouldn’t be held against the rest of the things he writes about. Take that part with a grain of salt. Steve Kirsch’s newsletter is a little bit more wonky and math oriented, but I appreciate that because I’m weak in that area, and he’s stronger than the propagandists who are serving the enemies of all mankind. Alas, he too, is to my right… but it doesn’t come into the statistical analysis, very much. Lastly is the wonkiest of them all – the “Popular Rationalism” blog of James Lyons-Weiler Phd.
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    Let me warn you that reading these truths about the dangers of the jabs and the Totalitarian Technocratic-Panopticon that they’re designed to bring forth – will make you unpopular with the Austr-alien Government. It could even get your internet shut-off, or you – sent to a camp; particularly if you repeat anything that you learn from these people… But such is the fate of martyrs for the truth, in these times… Isn’t it ODD that people arguing against Nuclear Wars of Aggression, aren’t yet deemed that great a threat?

    ‘You can type about that ’til you’re blue in the face, dear – but don’t you DARE question the lockdowns, or endorse a protest, or it’s off to the camps for you…at least for now’.

  • But you forget Caitlin.
    The Empire has God on their side.
    The Empire is the centre of the Universe.
    The Empire has a destiny to fulfill.
    The Empire must vanquish any contenders to their God given right.
    The Empire IS.

  • “Whenever you watch a documentary about a dictator’s path to power, there comes a moment when you think: “Why didn’t people do something? They could have stopped him while there was still time.” We have now reached this moment. As Boris Johnson rams yet more powers into the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill, a vaguely democratic nation is sliding towards autocracy.”
    :
    :
    “If we let this pass, and if one day there are documentaries that cover this moment, our descendants will be astonished. Not because the people who could have stopped this were terrified into inaction, as the opponents of other proto-dictatorships were. But because they couldn’t be bothered.”

    https://www.monbiot.com/2021/12/13/this-is-the-moment/

    • I don’t think it’s that we can’t be bothered, it’s more likely that we can’t see a realistic alternative at present. At least at one point in human history you could ‘jump ship’ to try your luck elsewhere – to another truly sovereign nation, or, in feudal times, to the next kingdom, the next tribe, etc. But with a global village that’s headed for global oligarchy (with some type of ‘democratic’ bullshit veneer), not so easy. Realistically, you’d want a group of ‘benevolent’ military generals working out a strategy for revolution. And that seems almost implausible with the heavy indoctrination (cult mind-control) that military leaders get from birth.

    • Watch How to Start a Revolution DVD documentary and read From Dictatorship to Democracy the book.

  • Reflection is now an insight practice that leaves people counting change and/or maxing charge cards for trendy yoga pants, while principles have been social extortion for so long that government coercion is the next logical step-the me is food for team and a distortion of humanity.

  • The US has gotten increasingly brazen in its propaganda. The laughable Uighur “tribunal” needs full exposure.

  • Be like Assange. Get vaccinated.

    • Oh.
      So that explains his stroke.
      One of the MANY adverse reactions of the experimental vaccines.
      No wonder Big Pharma were given worldwide indemnity from prosecution.

      • That should have read “100” – I guessI forgot about this platform not allowing the occasional emoticon.

      • Five plus billion jabs. Yawn. It’s working. Stop drawing some dumb line in the sand and keep burying your head in it. For those off us vaccinated it’s been about an hour total out of our life for three jabs. No issues. Could care less about whatever battle you think you are fighting.

        • So all those DEAD young people are just of no concern to you, then… You sound like GOOD little Nazi – proselytizing for Forced Human Medical Experimentation Gene Therapy, which is something that only a Dr. like MENGELE or Fauci could dreamed up. And analysis of health data shows that they have a NEGATIVE effectiveness. The more people you have jabbed, the more variants you’re going to force, and so far the more people we’ve found getting sick and dying – and that’s just from Covid1984. ALL CAUSE MORTALITY is up in areas where their use has proliferated. Odd, dontcha think? If they were “safe and effective” – all cause mortality should be trending DOWN in those places – not up. ”

          From Covid and Coffee, a daily blog by Florida lawyer Jeff Childers:

          ” A new German study reports a correlation between higher injection rates and higher EXCESS MORTALITY in sixteen studied countries. The researchers said:

          “The correlation is + .31, is amazingly high and especially in an unexpected direction. Actually, it should be negative, so that one could say: The higher the vaccination rate, the lower the excess mortality. However, the opposite is the case and this urgently needs to be clarified. Excess mortality can be observed in all 16 countries…”

          Oh dear. That’s not too good for business.

          Because it might be hard to find, here’s a link to the German study in PDF form (auto-translated into English): https://tinyurl.com/3z9yfp5v

          From the November 22, 2021 post.

          GS – you’re OBVIOUSLY not following these issues very closely or intelligently… Until you do – how about you just STFU? If the first two, three or four jabs haven’t killed you yet – I hope you’ll keep taking them – until they work as intended. Your callous disregard for the lives and uncompensated injuries of others – is truly shocking.

          • Around half the world’s covid jabs so far have been China’s Sinopharm and Sinovac (CoronaVac), neither of which can be described as gene therapy.

            • Odd. I recall replying to this – but now it appears to have disappeared…?!?!

              • Well if it was just more crazy nazi talk, we’ve already seen it.

                • What an insufferable ASSHOLE you are Mr. Knox… I’m pretty sure by now that your trolling and TRADECRAFT is no accident…
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                  https://theintercept.com/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/
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                  http://www.theragblog.com/got-fascism-obama-advisor-promotes-cognitive-infiltration/

                  Please direct to my attention just ONE comment that I’ve made – that you think can use to establish me as “nazi”. I won’t bother asking for your unprofessional and unethical attempts at diagnosis of mental illness in someone that you’ve never met…Since it appears that you’re clearly suffering as part of a wave of mass psychosis, currently, yourself.
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                  Just so you know, that in addition to be a Covert Operations Researcher, for many decades, I’ve also been a committed and active anti-fascist and activist going back to the 1970’s…Really… You have SOME GALL.

      • How?

        • How does a stroke get explained by something KNOWN to cause them…? Or how does Big Pfharma avoid liability fir the excess deaths and injuries that their Kill-Shots have caused? You should be more specific when you’re Trolling.

          As to the latter question – in the USA, Congress provided statutory immunity, for any Vaccine produced and Emergency Use Authorized, as these ones are. In the rest of the world – Governments are forced to sign deals with the manufacturers that appear to be transparently unconscionable and extortionate, in order to get the products, which all evidence seems to show are neither “safe” nor “effective”, and which their nations would be better off without having any of, within their territorial borders. The studies on all-cause deaths in areas with a high rate of being jabbed, show that they go UP and not down.
          .
          From the November 22nd edition of the Covid and Coffee Blog by Jeff Childers
          .
          “A new German study reports a correlation between higher injection rates and higher EXCESS MORTALITY in sixteen studied countries. The researchers said:

          “The correlation is + .31, is amazingly high and especially in an unexpected direction. Actually, it should be negative, so that one could say: The higher the vaccination rate, the lower the excess mortality. However, the opposite is the case and this urgently needs to be clarified. Excess mortality can be observed in all 16 countries…”

          Oh dear. That’s not too good for business.

          Because it might be hard to find, here’s a link to the German study in PDF form (auto-translated into English): https://tinyurl.com/3z9yfp5v

          • I didn’t see any proof. Care to try again?

            • Apparently you don’t know how to read medical literature, studies and statistics. And increase of all causes deaths, in correlation to mRNA Human Medical Experimentation Gene Therapy uptake – as shown in the link, is the proof that those jabs are neither safe nor effective.

              What you’re doing here is like arguments that the tabacco industry used to raise about cigarettes and cancer, or cigarettes and heart disease, or cigarettes and strokes – all of which are proving to consistently be associated these deadly jabs.

              It’s also some sealioning version of Numbers1, 3 and 9, at least, from this list of slimy Disinformationalist tactics. http://whale.to/m/disin.html
              “1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don’t discuss it — especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it’s not reported, it didn’t happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.”

              “3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method which works especially well with a silent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such ‘arguable rumors’. If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a ‘wild rumor’ from a ‘bunch of kids on the Internet’ which can have no basis in fact.”

              “9. Play Dumb. No matter what evidence or logical argument is offered, avoid discussing issues except with denials they have any credibility, make any sense, provide any proof, contain or make a point, have logic, or support a conclusion. Mix well for maximum effect.”

              “19. Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs. This is perhaps a variant of the ‘play dumb’ rule. Regardless of what material may be presented by an opponent in public forums, claim the material irrelevant and demand proof that is impossible for the opponent to come by (it may exist, but not be at his disposal, or it may be something which is known to be safely destroyed or withheld, such as a murder weapon.) In order to completely avoid discussing issues, it may be required that you to categorically deny and be critical of media or books as valid sources, deny that witnesses are acceptable, or even deny that statements made by government or other authorities have any meaning or relevance.”
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            • https://popularrationalism.substack.com/p/as-evidence-of-pathogenic-priming

              Proof(s).

              Please note: the two separate studies of increases in excess deaths and all cause mortalities, from two separate European studies – particularly in young healthy populations, who were at a statistically insignificant risk of death from Covid – but who are clearly at much higher risk of Adverse Events, when jabbed (by force, compulsion or coercion), repeatedly, with cumulative impacts, that are entirely without studies, save the population level Human Medical Experimentation, being conducted – poorly – by “Health” agency bureaucracies, at the Global, National and local levels – and by the profit counter-motivated manufacturers.

              • No proof, only speculation. You can’t repeat a lie often enough to make it true.

                • Spoken like a WELL VERSED and practiced liar. But if what was printed were untrue – you could prove that, couldn’t you? Your denials are baseless and laughable.

    • No…I want to be like all of those Soccer players…and WILLINGLY take the Biological Product, that helps me get a heart attack, while doing nothing to prevent infection, or transmission – and likely increases variants and spread. I just can’t wait – for ‘my turn’!

      • Those are very serious charges, do you have proof?

        • Of COURSE there’s PROOF. There’s bodies littered all over the soccer fields. Dead and severely injured players, most suffering from cardiac symptoms…And then there’s the package inserts from the manufacturers, and the bulletins from the FDA advising people to be on the lookout for Cardiac pathologies in the Jabbed, just like the CDC did relative to the Covid1984 virus. Spike protiens damage blood vessels, cause clotting and kill. Are you just that obtuse, or that poorly informed… I mean sure everyone who died from a heart attack or cardiac arrest IN THE PRESENCE of a positive PCR test result for Covid, is listed as a “Covid” death, even if there’s a long history of heart disease and illness in the patient. And few ever question whether the PCR Test, or alternative method of diagnosis led to a “false positive” “case”… But hey, “The Great Reset” plans, and Emergency Declarations all needed a body count to point towards… So nothing in those instances could be called anything but direct causation – from the WHO and CDC on down to local Health Department’s, Medical Examiners, and hospitals.

          https://web.archive.org/web/20201126163323/https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2020/11/a-closer-look-at-u-s-deaths-due-to-covid-19

          But ANYTIME someone just magically dies from a heart attack after being injected with this mRNA spike protein serum – well that’s ALWAYS just a correlation. Because “Science!!!”, or something…

          I can tell you with a certainty that over the past summer, there was a statistically significant ‘spike’ in heart attack numbers, suffered by Los Angeles County Lifeguards. From a very small cohort there were 14 – ALL within 2 weeks of taking a jab. Those are unheard-of numbers, without any precedent. Abd these are some if the healthiest, fit, young, active and health conscious people in the county. Having been a lifeguard, I can certify that there are no healthier group of people to be found. Run-swim-run all day, and see what kind of shape you’re in when you’re done. And these folks are constantly working out, qualifying, re-qualifying and competing. There’s just no other possible explanation to explain this.

          • You still don’t have any proof, just wild accusations.

            • I’v repeatedly presented you with direct links to evidence. You keep pretending that no evidence has been prevented. It’s a pretty lame tactic, as far as $hillcraft, Paid Stooge-ry, and Disinformationalist PSYOPS techniques, go.

              What kind if evidence would you consider to be adequate “proof”? Or is it as I suspect – that no kind-, or amount- of evidence, will ever be sufficient, to break façade, of unidirectional skepticism?

            • I’ve repeatedly presented you, with direct links to evidence. You keep pretending that no evidence has been presented. It’s a pretty lame tactic, as far as $hillcraft, Paid Stooge-ry, and Disinformationalist PSYOPS techniques, go.

              What kind of evidence would you consider to be adequate “proof”? Or is it as I suspect – that no kind-, or amount- of evidence, will ever be sufficient, to break façade, of unidirectional skepticism?

              Edited – ignore the other attempt – or perhaps the mod can delete the extra post.

              • No it isn’t, it’s just speculation from non-scientists. Try again.

                • I see… So you get to plug your fingers in your ears – while declaring unilaterally who counts as a “scientist”…while you vigorously obfuscate and deny all data… Well… At least you’re consistent and determined to cling to your methods, even after they ling ago failed.

    • And then have a Stroke?

      Live inside a prison for 10 years+, without being convicted of anything more than shopping bail, on a baseless, made up charge? Gee … No thanks.
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      Do you have any “proof” that Assange accepted the injection/s willingly and voluntarily, with FULL ACCESS to information showing potential side effects and dangers – gave uncoerced “Fully Informed Consent” – and therefore was not subjected to the Nuremberg Crimes regarding nonconsensual Human Medical Experimentation

      • Should read:

        *”skipping bail”

      • His Dad said the vaccine was non mandatory. Go read the consortium news article, it’s publicly available.

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