Listen to a reading of this article:

So it turns out the US intelligence cartel has been working intimately with online platforms to regulate the “cognitive infrastructure” of the population. This is according to a new investigative report by The Intercept, based on documents obtained through leaks and an ongoing lawsuit, on the “retooling” of the Department of Homeland Security from an agency focused on counterterrorism to one increasingly focused on fighting “misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation” online.

While the DHS’s hotly controversial “Disinformation Governance Board” was shut down in response to public outcry, the Intercept report reveals what authors Lee Fang and Ken Klippenstein describe as “an expansive effort by the agency to influence tech platforms” in order to “curb speech it considers dangerous”:

According to a draft copy of DHS’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, DHS’s capstone report outlining the department’s strategy and priorities in the coming years, the department plans to target “inaccurate information” on a wide range of topics, including “the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial justice, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature of U.S. support to Ukraine.”

The report reveals pervasive efforts on the part of the DHS and its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with the FBI, to push massive online platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to censor content in order to suppress “threats” as broad as fomenting distrust in the US government and US financial institutions.

“There is also a formalized process for government officials to directly flag content on Facebook or Instagram and request that it be throttled or suppressed through a special Facebook portal that requires a government or law enforcement email to use,” The Intercept reports.

“Emails between DHS officials, Twitter, and the Center for Internet Security outline the process for such takedown requests during the period leading up to November 2020,” says The Intercept. “Meeting notes show that the tech platforms would be called upon to ‘process reports and provide timely responses, to include the removal of reported misinformation from the platform where possible.’”

While these government agencies contend that they are not technically forcing these tech platforms to remove content, The Intercept argues that its investigation shows “CISA’s goal is to make platforms more responsive to their suggestions,” while critics argue that “suggestions” from immensely powerful institutions will never be taken as mere suggestions.

“When the government suggests things, it’s not too hard to pull off the velvet glove, and you get the mail fist,” Michigan State University’s Adam Candeub tells The Intercept. “And I would consider such actions, especially when it’s bureaucratized, as essentially state action and government collusion with the platforms.”

The current CISA chief is seen justifying this aggressive government thought policing by creepily referring to the means people use to gather information and form thoughts about the world as “our cognitive infrastructure”:

Jen Easterly, Biden’s appointed director of CISA, swiftly made it clear that she would continue to shift resources in the agency to combat the spread of dangerous forms of information on social media. “One could argue we’re in the business of critical infrastructure, and the most critical infrastructure is our cognitive infrastructure, so building that resilience to misinformation and disinformation, I think, is incredibly important,” said Easterly, speaking at a conference in November 2021.

Another CISA official is seen suggesting the agency launder its manipulations through third party nonprofits “to avoid the appearance of government propaganda”:

To accomplish these broad goals, the report said, CISA should invest in external research to evaluate the “efficacy of interventions,” specifically with research looking at how alleged disinformation can be countered and how quickly messages spread. Geoff Hale, the director of the Election Security Initiative at CISA, recommended the use of third-party information-sharing nonprofits as a “clearing house for trust information to avoid the appearance of government propaganda.”

But as a former ACLU president tells The Intercept, if this were happening in any government the US doesn’t like there’d be no qualms about calling it what it is:

“If a foreign authoritarian government sent these messages,” noted Nadine Strossen, the former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, “there is no doubt we would call it censorship.”

Indeed, this report is just another example of the way western powers are behaving more and more like the autocracies they claim to despise, all in the name of preserving the values the west purports to uphold. As The Intercept reminds us, this business of the US government assigning itself the responsibility of regulating America’s “cognitive infrastructure” originated with the “allegation that Russian agents had seeded disinformation on Facebook that tipped the 2016 election toward Donald Trump.” To this day that agenda continues to expand into things like plots to censor speech about the war in Ukraine.

Other examples of this trend coming out at the same time include Alan MacLeod’s new report with Mintpress News that hundreds of former agents from the notorious Israeli spying organization Unit 8200 are now working in positions of influence at major tech companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon (just the latest in MacLeod’s ongoing documentation of the way intelligence insiders have been increasingly populating the ranks of Silicon Valley platforms), and the revelation that The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté were barred from participating in a Web Summit conference due to pressure from the Ukrainian government.

We’re destroying western values to defend western values. To win its much-touted struggle of “democracies vs autocracies“, western civilization is becoming more and more autocratic. Censoring more. Trolling more. Propagandizing more. Jailing journalists. Becoming less and less transparent. Manipulating information and people’s understanding of truth.

We’re told we need to defeat Russia in Ukraine in order to preserve western values of freedom and democracy, and in order to facilitate that aim we’re getting less and less free speech. Less and less free thought. Less and less free press. Less and less democracy.

I keep thinking of the (fictional) story where during World War II Winston Churchill is advised to cut funding for the arts to boost military funding, and he responds, “Then what are we fighting for?” If we need to sacrifice everything we claim to value in order to fight for those values, what are we fighting for?

Dissent is becoming less and less tolerated. Public discourse is being more and more aggressively disrupted by the powerful. We’re being shaped into the exact sort of homogeneous, power-serving, tyrannized, propagandized population that our leaders criticize other nations for having.

If the powerful are becoming more tyrannical in order to fight tyranny, what’s probably actually happening is that they are just tyrants making up excuses to do the thing they’ve always wanted to do.

As westerners in “liberal democracies” we are told that our society holds free speech, free thought and accountability for the powerful as sacrosanct.

Our leaders are showing us that this is a lie.

The problem with “western values” is that the west doesn’t value them.

In reality, those who best exemplify “western values” as advertised are the ones who are being most aggressively silenced and marginalized by western powers. The real journalists. The dissidents. The skeptics. The free thinkers. The peace activists. Those who refuse to bow down to their rulers.

Our ongoing descent into tyranny in the name of opposing tyrants calls forth a very simple question: if defeating autocracy requires becoming an autocracy, what’s the point of defeating autocracy?


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61 responses to “Destroying Western Values To Defend Western Values”

  1. Tack Caitlin för ditt fantastiska arbete och för att du försöker väcka människor från sin koma-sömn.
    Jag har översatt artikeln till svenska så att mina landsmän och kvinnor också kan uppskatta den.

    Thank you Caitlin for your amazing work and for trying to wake people up from their comatose sleep.
    I have translated the piece into Swedish, so my fellow countrymen and women can appreciate it too.

  2. In battle of “Democracies against Autocracies”, democracies have already capitulated. The autocracies have won them over to their side!

  3. Israeli operatives working in Silicon Valley is more disturbing than the Office of Thought Control. I don’t know if Sleepy Joe Biden survives the next election. It’ll be fascinating to see how endless war and propaganda fares under a Trump or DeSantis, if swamp monsters like Pompeo and Bolton reappear. Will the right wing LaRoucheite commentariat give them a pass? Will the troll farms scale back? Or has the nut-o-sphere become sentient, not enough to launch the nukes, but to be forever annoying. We have a ballot initiative for medical magic mushrooms in our State. Excuse me while I kiss the sky, swords into plowshares, baby, let’s heal the crazy and live in peace.

  4. Another US’ neocon retirement plan: we steal your money; and we retire with our pillaged wealth.

  5. The intelligence community is a global mafia and they run the world. We have fun here. In the world I mean.

  6. peter mcloughlin Avatar
    peter mcloughlin

    And of course wars are not fought for values, they are fought for power and interests. “Values” have been undermined from the outset.

  7. If more people of Jeffrey Sachs’ calibre would speak out, it would take the air out of the giant LIE balloon hovering over us, the stale, hot air of tyrants, bloviating on about things we know are false. Here, Sachs comes right out with it:
    Everything we hear is not true
    Building cognitive infrastructure based on lies is like using weak steel. This is why the West is collapsing now, no structural integrity. Our government allowed central banks and corporate monopolies to become “too big to fail” and now they’re a menace to society.
    Granting corporations “corporate personhood” was an obvious mistake that should be overturned yesterday.

    1. Since the WEF has assumed its role of self-appointed global governance body, this is a good sign:
      As some leaders are shaking off the deleterious aftermath of COVID mania, they are waking up to the fraud and manipulation by the World Economic Forum. Alberta’s new premier has rejected association with the WEF and for good reason: they have done nothing useful for Alberta and have caused a lot of damage along the way. This rejection needs to go global. ⁃ TN Editor

      1. Greed/conflict of interest have been contributing factors in US’ decline.
        Monetary policy before and during the Great Depression “was designed to cause the failure of non-member banks, which would enhance the long-run profits of the Fed’s member banks and enlarge the [Fed’s] regulatory domain”.
        Good article. Thanks…

  8. Online censorship by Homeland Security is nothing new. If you have your own website and are dissident in any way (like me0, you already know this. I have highlights from Putin’s speech last week and man o’ man has the loadtime on my website increased. As you can find out if you click my name on the top of this comment.

    And if Homeland Security decides to gang-stalk you the ride can get wild. Leave the phone home if you don’t need it. That will keep stalkers from getting to your destination before you do. A favorite trick of theirs, right up there with making you think you are being irradiated with energy weapons.

    That trick did not work on me. I know too much about electronics and what can and can’t be done to take their bait. Some of those who take that bait lose their minds.

    If they can make you sound like a crazy person, they win.

  9. Sergey Karaganov: We are witnessing the birth of a new world order where West will have to live within its means:
    Excerpt: The crisis did not start in 2022, it started in the mid-1990s – just as the Second World War really began with the post-First World War Treaty of Versailles, which was unfair and laid the foundations for what later transpired. Almost three decades ago, the West refused to strike a just arrangement with post-Soviet Russia. Instead, as it seemed to many at the time, it created a new domination system based on so-called “rules.”
    US-led hegemony began to crumble in 1999 when, in a daze of impunity, the bloc violated Yugoslavia. The crumbling went further when, in euphoria, it went into Afghanistan, then into Iraq and lost, devaluing its then military superiority and moral leadership. At the same time two even more important processes were taking place. Russia became convinced – after Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and the US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty – that it was impossible to build a just and lasting peace with the West and began to restore its military might.
    The main thing is to prevent a losing West from stalling history or derailing it through a world war.
    Not only Global Majority countries, but Western countries can live quite happily in this world. The West will simply lose the opportunity to plunder the rest of the planet and it will have to shrink a bit. They will have to live within their means.

  10. I have explored a lot of modern spiritual writing and channeled material. One book really stands out, even among top classics like DNA in the Sands of Time or Starseed Transmissions. There’s one called “Robes,” written in 1981, released in 1993 I think. I haven’t seen anything as uncanny accurate in its predictions. Just putting this out there as a breadcrumb for anyone who might want tips on where this is likely heading.
    On the other hand, my Teachers sometimes said, “The only reason you would ever be given real knowledge of the future is so you can change it.”
    Best of Luck, Brothers and Sisters

  11. You think they are going to shutdown dissent with war. Wrong. Look how covid articles are ramping up as winter approaches. We are going back into lockdown and vaccines with the release of a new more deadly covid strain. Why are governments buying record quantities of vaccines. Its because they know whats coming.

    1. “Why are governments buying record quantities of vaccines.” Exposed: How Pfizer Exploits Secretive Vaccine Contracts to Strong-Arm Governments:
      “Pfizer has used its monopoly on a lifesaving vaccine to extract concessions from desperate governments,” said the report’s author, urging action from the Biden administration. Pfizer has used its position as a producer of one of the leading Covid-19 vaccines to “silence governments, throttle supply, shift risk, and maximize profits” through secret contracts with countries around the world, according to a Public Citizen report published Tuesday. Pfizer has used its position as a producer of one of the leading Covid-19 vaccines to “silence governments, throttle supply, shift risk, and maximize profits” through secret contracts with countries around the world, according to a Public Citizen report published Tuesday. 1. Pfizer Reserves the Right to Silence Governments. 2. Pfizer Controls Donations. 3. Pfizer Secured an “IP Waiver” for Itself. 4. Private Arbitrators, Not Public Courts, Decide Disputes in Secret. 5. Pfizer Can Go After State Assets. 6. Pfizer Calls the Shots on Key Decisions

      1. I found this interesting though…
        The guy seems to know what he’s talking about…

        1. It looks great. I’ll give it a shot. Thank you.

  12. Just a thought, but it has occurred to me Google, Microsoft, Facebook and the like aren’t really success stories of the American Dream but are really examples of government corruption. Pierre Omidyar doesn’t know coding, the US government-built Ebay at tax-payer expense to drain the financial reserves of the US. Same with Microsoft, etcetera, etcetera and Bill Gates was a school dropout who didn’t know anything but how to steal and kill. Just a hypothesis at the moment, but seemingly the most logical. The same sort of setup appears to be working to manufacture war, hate, etcetera, etcetera. including Christ and the anti-Christ, we all know that Chase Bank has a long lurid history, so why is it then that when the Catholic Church was caught laundering money the Pope asked Chase Bank to help clean their books? LOL.

    1. Because “God’s banker”, Roberto Calvi, was found hanging from London’s Blackfriars Bridge, which prevented him to clean God’s books, this side of the Pearly Gates anyway :o)

    2. “Bill Gates was a school dropout who didn’t know anything but how to steal and kill.” Yes, and ironically, Bill is a top promoter/investor for the ‘safe and effective’ non-vaccine; and he can’t even stop his ‘fine’ computers from becoming virus infected! A possible explanation for this is that Bill had all of his PCs inoculated with the ‘safe and effective’ non-vaccine?

      1. Did that happen after McAfee was epsteined?

        1. I’m not sure; however, this question is perfect for Bill Clinton. Maybe he’s available for an interview between inhalations?

  13. Go away…you’re no big veal. People are tired of vealing with you. Why don’t go audition on Howie’s Veal or no Veal; I suspect it’s no veal for you. And lastly, you’re fake, not veal!
    Oh…I almost forgot: “I’ll take ‘Veal to Leave This Site Immediately’ for $500, Alex!”

  14. Incredibly disturbing. Beyond censorship and propaganda, and into mind control.
    Frozen Ghost had this figured out in the 80’s… what happened? Did we already lose the mind control war? I guess we have to resist anyway, as Chris Hedges said, I fight fascists because they are fascists.
    cover my eyes and ears
    til it all disappears
    how can you judge for me
    what i should hear and see
    you take away freedom of choice
    take away the right to voice
    my beliefs and and all my views
    you take away my right to choose
    Frozen Ghost: Should I See

  15. According to, Paul Pelosi’s (Nancy Pelosi’s husband) attacker faces 50-years (it’s surprising it’s not 3 life terms – mild hyperbole) in prison. If a similar attack happened to a random member of the US’ working public, you probably wouldn’t hear a peep about it; is this a double standard? Hell, even Donald J. Trump once boasted: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Would there be any ramifications if a member of the public (not a billionaire) were to overtly repeat what Donald Trump previously asserted? If you reside in the US, you live in a double standard.

    1. You mean the guy who irrupted in Paul Pelosi’s bedroom while he was asleep in his suit and tie? Oops, sorry, last news: DA Jenkins said in a press conference that Paul Pelosi “was asleep in a loose-fitting pyjama shirt and a pair of boxer shorts when he was awoken by DePape around 2:30 am”.

      1. It’s right up there with Richard M. Nixon: “I’m not a crook!” He wasn’t called ‘Tricky Dicky’ for nothing.

  16. And after all these decades of being force-fed propaganda about ‘Democracy and Freedom’, here’s what the US’ public has to show for their loyalty and participation: democracy/welfare for the 1%, and the 99% are free to spend money, provided they have any. The wars have always been about power, money, and resources (forget about liberating foreign countries, US’ citizens are the ones in need of liberation), and a small minority of perfidious vultures profiting wildly off the backs of the exploited American’ working class. The US has been usurped through a stealthy corporate coup d’état.

    “Reconstruction of Ukraine” Conference: The dispute over the spoils has begun:
    Huge sums are at stake. At the beginning of July, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal put the financial requirements for reconstruction at $750 billion, while the World Bank and the EU Commission cited the sum of $349 billion in September. These figures, which refer only to the first three months of the war, are now considered outdated. And they do not include the billions with which the US and Europe are supporting the Ukrainian military.
    A fierce dispute is raging over how such large sums are to be raised and who will benefit from them. One thing is certain, however. The Ukrainian population will not see any of it. Whatever ends up flowing will end up in the bank accounts of Ukrainian oligarchs and Western corporations. The latter not only expect good business from the “reconstruction” but also a dominant influence over the Ukrainian economy. German corporations, in particular, are waiting impatiently to profit from the consequences of the war and to play the leading role in Ukraine in the future.

    1. “. . . US’ citizens are the ones in need of liberation . . .” amen.

      1. Hooray, we can breathe that day…

    2. europe’s working on legislation to turn the frozen 300 billion russian central bank reserves into confiscated assets to pay for ukrainian reconstruction.

      1. That’s no way to win friends and influence people…

        1. The frozen Russian billions are just a line on a computer though. It’s not gold or even banknotes. And this freezing is illegal. So Russia will keep asking for them and they may well remain frozen all that while or part of a deal to lift some sanctions against oil and gas when Europe is freezing and people would rather flood the streets to demonstrate than… freeze at home.

          1. “And this freezing is illegal.” The neocons fabricate, lie, and deceive; they will state that they misunderstood the context. That is, they will claim that illegal freezing pertains to temperatures and not fiscal matters; in this way, they will arbitrarily exonerate themselves from any liability. Further, if the International Criminal Court indicts the US for any wrongdoing, they will reply with a friendly email, as before: “in practice the court is an unaccountable, ineffective and out-of-control international bureaucracy that threatens American service members and intelligence officers and those of our allies.” ( It must be noted: this is just one speculative scenario of many the neocons may employ (sarcasm included).

  17. War Without End. What Is Wrong with the United States of America?

    America’s dominant neocons characteristically believe they have inherited the mantle of empire and of the war powers that go hand-in-hand with that attribute, but they have avoided other aspects of the transition in turning the United States into a nation made and empowered by war. First of all, what comes out the other end after one has initiated hostilities with another country is unpredictable. Starting with Korea and continuing with Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq as well as other minor operations in Latin America, Africa and Asia, American war-making has brought nothing but grief on those on the receiving end with little positive to show for the death, destruction and accumulated debt. Also forgotten in the rush to use force is the raison d’etre to have a federal national government at all, which is to bring tangible benefit to the American people. There has been none of that since 9/11 and even before, while Washington’s hardline stance on what has become a proxy war against Russia over Ukraine promises more pain – perhaps disastrously so – and no real gain.

  18. What drives them? I suspect they are Russiagaters who can’t admit that they were wrong. How many times did we read the word “disinformation” before Hillary lost to Trump? I can’t remember any. Haven’t we been told over and over that Putin was on his way out and Trump was on his way to prison? For years now! They just keep repeating the same nonsense, like the fools who said paper masks and covid vaccines would kill us. They didn’t and they wont. There’s not much you can do about people who are stubbornly wrong but ignore them. That’s what we should do about Facebook and Twitter- ignore them and live our lives.

    1. Nobody said paper masks would kill us and Covid vaccines do account for an unprecedented death rate – more than all vaccines combined in the past thirty years.

  19. I felt that the “Department of Homeland Security” sounded creepy from the outset.
    We’ll have to start communicating by samizdat, if that’s what it takes.

    1. It’s creepy alright. Maybe a more accurate name for their (Department of Homeland Security) latent function is: Department of Homeland Repression?
      Yes, an emulation of Samizdat, for US’ citizens, will emerge; The ruling class oppresses its citizens and has left them with no other option.

  20. The unthinkable is here
    We have trusted illusions
    Lost in lies, living in fear
    And paranoid delusions
    Embroidered as fact
    Manipulating compliance
    Preempting future acts
    Of popular defiance
    Outsourcing censorship
    To a willing ally
    A silent partnership
    With Silicon Valley
    Discourse has jumped the rails
    Tech is unrestrained
    Madness has prevailed
    Mushroom clouds remain

  21. This must be the answer to the troubling question one is having in the mind. Citizens of the collective West are in the dark and must have been in this condition for a long time as a result of deliberate manipulation of facts by their clever elites. The mental conditioning must have been going on long before anyone realized. Why would people whose governments are playing cat and mouse with, sit idly when their very lives and those of their children are being put in jeopardy so fragrantly by their elites in the name of a fake pandemic and a dangerous concoction vaccine and also a dangerous escalation of an unnecessary war against another nuclear power, among others. What is being reported now is the cat being let out of the bag. The people who were supposed to be the freest in the world are instead the most propagandized and are made clueless regarding their own survival on the planet.

  22. I wrote when it was first established that “Department of Homeland Security” “just plain sounds creepy”. We were clearly descending into the abyss, and that so few seemed to notice indicated just how far down we already were. But an unintended consequence of their information suppression on large scale platforms is the diffusion of influence to independent sites like this one. And maintaining a consistent false narrative in a connected world is like trying to maintain a bacteria colony in a chlorinated pool, and OK that’s a strained analogy but secretly making stuff up and promulgating it in a coordinated fashion is a tricky business, which is why it looks so ridiculous compared to the truth, which is a lot more universal and easier to keep straight. I like to think the government’s relentless flight from honesty, their fundamental inability to be concerned with reality, will ultimately be their undoing.

    1. I just said in my comment that I thought the Department of Homeland Security sounded creepy when it was first unveiled. It sounded pretty Orwellian then, and it could become worse easily, as we have now seen.

      1. Creepy then, creepy now, and organizations don’t generally improve with age.

  23. Were you a calf before identifying as veal?

    1. And just to think, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Administration provided real solutions: ‘The New Deal.’
      Now, fast forward to current US’ political solutions: we are deceived, tricked, and disrespected by ‘The New Veal.’

  24. I’m proud of you baby! Atta gal!

  25. “If defeating autocracy requires becoming an autocracy, what’s the point of defeating autocracy?”

    LOL! Good one.

    In fact, it’s not quite government propaganda against free speech as given away in the paragraph: “Geoff Hale, the director of the Election Security Initiative at CISA, recommended the use of third-party information-sharing non-profits as a ‘clearing house for trust information to avoid the appearance of government propaganda’.”

    And who will these “third-party information-sharing non-profits” be? one may avidly ask…

    God? Of course he knows everything and that would be ideal, but he doesn’t seem inclined to talk to us these days except for a few guys on street corners who then go and play Maxwell’s Silver Hammer on their contemporaries.

    We must remember that when Kamala Harris was asked if she would take the Covid vaccine, she knee-jerk answered “Not if Trump asks me!” and Biden was hesitant too – even though evidence of that seems to have been memory-holed by EweTube. And then when they got into the White House, they went gung-ho on the same vaccine, mandate, burning of the heretics at the stake and what have you…

    There’s a constant and a variable here. The variable is that politicians’ opinions change according to their social positions. The constant is that the guy in the White House consistently promoted the vaccine, whoever he was, from Trump’s “warp speed” to Brandon’s mandates.

    Should we therefore infer that there is perhaps an entity above the ever-changing elected alleged rulers that ply them to their will through campaign fundings and other bribes?

    Could it be that this entity is transnational since we observe the same phenomenon in all Western countries? Could it be that this entity is a major component of the globalist World Economic Forum along with a sprinkle of international bankers like the late co-founder David Rockefeller’s Chase?

    Could it be that the BBC’s Trusted News Initiative (TNI), that has now federated most Western outlets including the overarching news agency Thomson-Reuters, joined at the hip with Pfizer through board member James C. Smith, former head of Thomson-Reuters for many years, is the mouthpiece of this transnational entity and that its celebrated omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent “fact-checkers” (who therefore could be God masquerading as fact-checkers to bide his time before the World Series) check published facts for truth against press releases from Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, Exxon, Total, Shell, Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop Grumman and other substantial political “philanthropists”?

    Could it be that the “third-party information-sharing non-profits” are the corporate news slaves of the corporate universe masters – with Pharma accounting for 70% of news advertising for instance?

    Or would this be the typical conspiracy theory that “third-party information-sharing non-profits” would want suppressed to improve the general cognitive infrastructure while avoiding “the appearance of government propaganda”?

    1. Addendum: here is an article alleging that Pharma was already at the root of both the rise of Hitler and the European Union for what it’s worth.
      Called IG Farben back in the days, it was split after WWII into Bayer (which has now fused with Monsanto, producer of the infamous Agent Orange, Round Up, PCBs and Dicamba), BASF and Hoechst.
      It would make an interesting missing link to understand why the first president of the European Commission was former Nazi Walter Hallstein and one of the first high-ranking civil servants working for him, Ernst Albrecht, was the father of present president Ursula von der Leyen and, while we’re at it, her support for Nazis in Ukraine as well as the US’ that imported gazillions of Nazi scientists under Operation Paperclip.
      It would also help understand the PTB’s insistence in carrying on with mandates – including for at infinitesimal risk children – for a vaccine that’s still experimental, leaves behind a track of sudden deaths through clots, myocarditis etc., apparently accounts for a lot of abnormal excess deaths, impairs fertility and weakens the immune system – for a disease that is now hardly a threat to anybody apart from the very vulnerable comorbidity-ridden elderly in its Omicron phase.
      Additionally, it’s interesting to note that Pfizer’s associate in that enterprise is BioNTech, a German firm financed by the German government and singularly… never mentioned for accountability.

      1. “It was split after WWII into Bayer.” These corporations don’t give a shit about most folks. It’s enough to give you a splitting headache. Isn’t it?

    2. “We must remember that when Kamala Harris was asked if she would take the Covid vaccine, she knee-jerk answered “Not if Trump asks me!” and Biden was hesitant too.” This is another example of the double standard in the USA; it also highlights how these ‘representatives’ (infinitely loosely termed) operate through situational ethics ideology.

  26. Beore getting all excited let’s first ask ourselves why we are getting this information in the first place. If Facebook and the others are already cooperating with the government, why isnt the Intercept cooperating as well? Because they’re just a small time struggling alternative press like Caitlin and Vetrans Today and not so many others anymore? Is that it? Well, who owns or started the Intercept? Don’t know? It was Pierre Omidyar, , a former US Navy Intelligence Officer, his father was a doctor with duel French-iranian citizenship, he worked on an intelligence gathering ship in the Mediterranean near Iran. The Intercept is what is termed an outsourced CIA front.Pierre Omidyar, is a multimillionaire, he owns thousands of these so-called alternative presses throughout the world. This is not real news on the face of it, Pierre Omidyar, is a sort of retired but still working CIA agent.
    And, Facebook and all those other wonderful platform s that we call American, they all quietly moved the most critical units that make them work to Israel a few years back when Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered them back to Israel. So, why now? Maybe they have an employee shortage? Can’t find enough fine outstanding citizens to spy on their neighbors?
    Did I ever tell you that I know his daughter? No, I never did, because it doesn’t matter, her mother works in Chicago at a television station; talk about controlling the media, and if any of you had read the article that I had posted concerning insects and fungus, you would know what else is in the pipeline for controlling the masses, but I understand why not, because reading the comment section on Caitlin’s website it becomes obvious that many of her followers are well trained and obviously paid trolls, who are well versed in the art of lying. To do what? To gently move Caitlin in such a direction that she serves the Empire’s agenda, albeit intentionally, if indeed she does so. Caitlin and I even share a friend that I won’t name even after learning that they infact were CIA that they don’t run a small alternative press but rather have the entire CIA and many other Five Eye intelligence organizations with their thousands of employees to crank out any story on a moment’s notice.
    This is a scare piece, an inadvertent white flag of surrender, or as they always do because of their greed, they give away the plot with their enthusiasm, hubris, I think the word is. If anyone is reading this who isn’t a spy is not working day and night to send us all to a living hell, if any of you want a better life for yourself and family, trust no one, but sometimes even your worse enemy can be your best friend. That’s all I have to say about the Intercept

    1. those are excellent questions, the Intercept is highly questionable itself.

    2. and there’s glenn greenwald’s departure over hunter’s laptop … but someone would certainly appreciate people disregarding the info on the basis of the taint on the source.
      ‘that many of her followers are well trained and obviously paid trolls, who are well versed in the art of lying’ is a given when you get a blog with a certain following, imo. i’m pretty sure caitlin is aware of that and doesn’t give too much weight to anonymous comments.

      1. maybe there are power struggles within the power complex itself. I always wondered if there was pushback within the CIA when Cheney was bullying it to produce intel that justified the Iraq War, and Bush outed an agent because her husband questioned some of the war propaganda in the New York Times (itself a tainted source).

        1. scott ritter’s on a roll (46:00):

          1. Fantastic! Thanks for posting this!

      2. True, and her strength obviously has roots that are hard to tear, and thus such a great prize for the Empire should they somehow succeed. On the same node is this article;
        Well worth reading as examples of what happens when people lacking in Caitlin”s moral qualities are given a chance.

  27. They were just helping the social media to get to the truth.

    “At a press conference on August 12th, 1986, US President Ronald Reagan said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

    1. well, the reagan-administration probably helped some corporations?

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