By claiming that Tulsi Gabbard’s anti-war stance and shaming of U.S. establishment leaders is “a wonderful vehicle for the Kremlin”, the War Party has established a fascistic environment that treats anyone who challenges Hillary Clinton as a traitor.
According to Hillary Clinton, Tulsi Gabbard is a favorite of the Russians, and Clinton Watts from the Foreign Policy Research Institute has provided reports to support her allegations. But the fine print of these reports reveal that Tulsi’s popularity in Russian media is significantly lower than what he wants people to believe. http://archive.is/Ias8j
First: He claims that the Russians like that Tulsi lies about the U.S. backing Al-Qaeda. But he is the one who lies. The U.S. actually does back Al-Qaeda. Tulsi has been bitching about this for years, and her proven allegations have not been challenged outside of yellow journalist rags. Watts should know better — he was one of the foreign policy experts who advocated for our government to ally with Al Qaeda to overthrow the Syrian government in the first place.http://archive.is/06P0y
Second: Watts claims that, to Russia’s pleasure, Tulsi advocates for the U.S. to “withdraw from the world”. But Tulsi Gabbard is not an isolationist, and she has never advocated for us to “withdraw from the world”. In fact, she advocates for increased diplomacy, and for our country to collect more allies than enemies.
Third: Watts claims that the Russians are likely pleased that Tulsi shames U.S. establishment leaders. While it is true that the Kremlin has previously backed anti-establishment politicians, Tulsi’s brand of anti-establishment is not the sort that the Kremlin would like. She does not advocate for system-change, and is a strong defender of our constitution. In fact, those who promote the type of anti-establishment sentiments that Russia would like actually despise Tulsi’s patriotism and often condemn her as jingoistic.
Tulsi’s beef is not with America, or with our democracy. Hillary Clinton and her cronies are the “U.S. establishment leaders” she has shamed, and it is Hillary’s corrupt grip on our politics that she challenges.
Coverage of our candidates in Russian media should not be an indicator of anyone being a favorite of the Russians anyway, but this skewing of results is evidence of outright malicious intent to defame Tulsi Gabbard, and the money trail tells us this was done for the Clinton Global Initiative.
Today, I learned that the research project that proclaims Tulsi Gabbard as “a favorite of the Russians” was commissioned by Democracy Fund. http://archive.is/0FpJx
Hillary Clinton has falsely accused Tulsi of being a Russian asset, citing reports based on skewed data commissioned by her own Clinton Global Initiative, and has the country treating anyone who challenges her as if they’ve committed treason… AS IF she were Queen of America.
The defacement of Tulsi campaign signs across America, and the blatant voter intimidation that happened against Tulsi supporters during the Iowa caucuses is a sign of what is to come if this continues.
Many in The Movement think they’re working against The Establishment, but they are not. The Green New Deal has always been Hillary’s baby.
Climate change is a big deal, and I have no problem accepting that our country needs to clean up its act, or that our government needs to help us deal with its consequences and causes. But I am not convinced that the Green New Deal would be the best policy for this.
08 February 2020 Note: It’s funny how some want to dismiss this blog post as conspiracy theory. What I write is not “theory”. It is an actual plot to use climate crisis as an opportunity to overthrow our system of government (system change), complete with an actual plan for carrying it out, and people who are actually coordinating the effort. It is an actual conspiracy.
Have we learned nothing from the twentieth century? The Green New Deal sounds a lot like Mao’s Great Leap Forward… a five-year plan that forced all of China to work collectively to modernize industry throughout their entire nation. Mao promised the people, “Hard work for a few years was then to be followed by a thousand years of happiness.” What could go wrong? Quite a lot, actually.
Advocates for the Green New Deal like to say that this is something that we must do, or we will all die. They also say that it won’t be as bad as people think — FDR’s mass mobilization for World War II turned out just fine.
But FDR’s mass mobilization wasn’t a lot of fun. It was hard work. And it wasn’t launched on as grandiose a scale as the Green New Deal’s mobilization would be. Like Mao’s Great Leap Forward, the Green New Deal is more closely modelled after Stalin’s Five Year Plans, than FDR’s.
Like Stalin’s Plan, the labor needed for the Green New Deal would require a massive increase in the workforce; and like Stalin’s Plan, this would be achieved by “an utterly ruthless use of the power of the state in the provision of work-slaves”. With the Green New Deal, at least 20 million of us would be called up for a total war effort against climate change through AmeriCorps… under the guise of a Federal Jobs Guarantee.
Tulsi Gabbard has cited its Federal Jobs Guarantee as one of the main reasons why she does not support the Green New Deal, and she is wise to have these concerns. Especially since AmeriCorps is run by the Clinton Global Initiative. The Green New Deal would provide the Clintons with a work force of at least 20 million people to help them further their Disaster-Capitalist Empire, fully funded by our tax dollars.
The Green New Deal pretends to empower the people, but it does the opposite. It gives the rich and powerful complete control over our country, with direct access to our treasury. It would turn most of us into their indentured servants — especially targeting our most vulnerable minority communities — while pretending to save us from the existential crisis of climate disaster.
Plus: The Green New Deal would establish Hillary Clinton as our unelected Shadow Queen. NO THANK YOU!
Tulsi Gabbard’s OFF Plan is the better way.
February, 2019: AOC claimed that, even though her Green New Deal Resolution is vague and doesn’t actually address climate issues, at least she’s trying. She also bragged that since *nobody* else is even trying, it makes *her* the boss.
But someone else actually had been trying, for at least two years: Tulsi Gabbard, when she introduced her Off Fossil Fuels Act. A *real* plan for transitioning America off fossil fuels, and which would ensure that our economy and livelihoods would survive the end of the fossil fuel era.
AOC totally knew about Tulsi’s OFF Act. It’s even mentioned in her “DRAFT TEXT FOR PROPOSED ADDENDUM TO HOUSE RULES FOR 116TH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES”.
Unlike the Green New Deal, Tulsi’s OFF Act is an actionable plan based on science, and doesn’t try to sell us on ideology. It is also designed to work within the framework of our democracy… which is probably why AOC, Bernie, and other key players in The Movement like to pretend it doesn’t exist.
Tulsi Gabbard’s OFF Act is the best way to ensure clean air, clean water, clean energy, clean living, and to keep our hands clean of bloody oil… without enriching the already rich, and without giving more power to the already powerful.
Combined with TulsiCare and the Peace Dividend ($1k/month), Tulsi’s OFF Act knee-caps the #GreenLeapForward… which is one of the reasons why I fight so hard to get her in the White House.
Michael Moore exposes how the fossil fuel industry has hijacked environmentalism.
Political smears usually are intended to coverup something the smear artist doesn’t want the public paying attention to, or to manipulate people into adopting certain positions. Here is a quick analysis of what I think the main smears against Tulsi are about…
a. The homophobic surf cult smear was orchestrated by millionaire convicted pedo, Nick Bredimus, who lives in Tulsi’s hometown. He created it to deflect (proven!) allegations, so he could say: “They’re a homophobic cult, slinging homophobic tropes!”
b. The Assadist smear was started by Evan McMullin, and propagated by others who want our government to keep these Killing Fields going… and I’m also beginning to think it is desperately pushed by people who don’t want President Gabbard to throw them in prison for treason.
That’s the origins of the main smears used against her… the main ingredients of the War Party’s anti-Tulsi narrative. I don’t think the public will put up with it much longer. The propagandists are starting to sound like broken records, repeating the stuff over, and over…
As someone who has studied rhetoric and political philosophy for quite a while now, I also have an academic interest in these propaganda campaigns. The scapegoating is astounding.
Notice, how none of these smears are about anything *she* has done…
What these narratives actually do, is demonizes four men, then holds her accountable for *their* sins. It’s really amazing to me the way they accomplished this. They have the public wanting to punish these men *through* her, as if she were a living voodoo doll. It’s sadistic.
They’ve accomplished this by using the extremely manipulative, “you’re either with us or against us” argument. All they say she needs to do to escape the dilemma, is condemn the real target. But Tulsi doesn’t play politics of enmity.
On the subject of “dividing The Movement” and “weakening the fight against The Establishment”:
Which movement, and which establishment are people referring to? What is the mission of The Movement? I’m not confident that The Movement actually deals with issues most important to me, and I’m not on board with them.
I stand with Tulsi against the War Party. The fact that many of The Movement’s objectives conflict with Tulsi’s cause against the War Party is very telling to me. Tulsicrats and Berners are not fighting the same fight. We want some of the same things, but why and how we get them matters.
This “unity” thing tells people that the fight against the establishment is too important to be picky about who we vote for. They tell us that Tulsi and Bernie are fighting for and against the same things. They tell us that our best chance at winning is to unite behind the candidate with the strongest numbers. Namely, Bernie. They tell us that the best way to support Tulsi’s fight, is to throw her supposedly meager troops in with his.
Their message is working:
Today, I am tweeting for the last time. Tulsi is a phenomenal candidate, but more now than ever we must throw our full and unwavering support behind #Bernie2020! Please join me… thank you! pic.twitter.com/YtPpQrG5CZ
But they could not be more wrong. It is time to unblur the lines. Contrary to what BernOuts want people to believe, Tulsi is not a socialist and she is not advocating for the same policies as the “progressive” movement is.
Audience member asks Gabbard about whether she’s in favor of capitalism or democratic socialism. Gabbard says “I do not see the future of our country being a socialist nation”
Tulsi and BS are both fighting “the Establishment”. But I’m not convinced that Bernie’s is the best way. She wants to end the War Party’s grip on politics. His way would hand total control of our country to a managerial class, run by the same fricken people. 😠
Tulsi and BS are both fighting to make life better for us. But I am not confident that Bernie’s is the best way. There is no prosperity without peace. His interventionist tendencies, and habit of falling for the lies of “humanitarian” war will keep us in a perpetual state of war.
What’s more… Bernie can’t defeat Trump without Tulsi (either as VP or the promise of her being his Secretary of State). This is because Bernie is half-the-man he used to be. He can’t do it without her, because SHE is the real winner here. We only win, if #TulsiWins.
In May 2018, Tulsi Gabbard warned her congressional colleagues that H.R. 5515: John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA-FY2019) included a measure that authorized the White House to orchestrate and wage war against Iran, and attempted to have the measure removed.
Testimony from Iraq’s interim Prime Minister confirms reports that the Iraqi government had refused to protect the US embassy from protestors. The protestors did, however, retreat at the behest of the PM.
After the protest subsided, President Trump called the PM to thank him for his assistance. During that call, Trump requested permission to send more troops to the US embassy. The PM denied his request. Trump also asked if Iraq would mediate negotiations between the US and Iran. To this, the PM agreed.
Saudi Arabia was involved in these negotiations, and the Iraqi PM had a message from them delivered to Iran. Soleimani was on his way to meet with the PM to deliver Iran’s reply to that message when he was targeted by US drones.
Soleimani was assassinated while enroute to peace negotiations that Trump had requested.
P.S. Certain reporters are sharing chatter they’re hearing from their USIC sources about Soleimani’s travel schedule revealing he was up to no good, and about Trump admin putting the hit job together at the last minute like Keystone Cops groping each other in the dark. Turns out – Soleimani was meeting with various factions to negotiate peace, and Trump admin knew exactly what he up to. Feeding reporters false info is standard counterintelligence protocol. Unattributed info leaked by intel agencies should never be trusted.
In an early morning interview with Fox News, Tulsi Gabbard called Trump’s order (in circumvention of congress), for the targeted assassination of a high level Iranian general in Iraq, an unconstitutional act of war.
Fox responded by asking Tulsi about how she can justify her comments, since Iran has supposedly killed American troops.
Truth is — Iran was never held directly responsible for those deaths. Rather, they supplied the weapons and materials that led to them during Operation Iraqi Freedom… a war that we fought over a decade ago, based on lies.
If Iran can be held directly responsible for these deaths, then America could also be held directly responsible for deaths caused by the weapons we have sold/supplied to various countries throughout the world.
Truth is — there has not been a direct conflict between Iran and US forces. This was always something we have tried to avoid.
Moments before the news of the death of Qasem Soleiman broke @TulsiGabbard talked about increased tension in Iran. She said we are “being pushed closer and closer to the brink of a war with Iran. That would be far more devastating than a war in Iraq.” pic.twitter.com/7HtPha1J5Y
In an interview with Fox News this morning, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that our current goal in the Middle East is to deter Iranian bad behavior, and to get them to “behave like a normal country”. He expanded, saying that this means:
Ending their nuclear program.
Ending their long range ballistic missile program.
The stopping of hostage taking.
Ending their malign behavior, which includes: Inspiring terrorist groups, resourcing and directing them, all the way from Africa, across the middle east, and into Afghanistan.
Esper added that options for fulfilling this mission would include pre-emptive measures.
The announcement comes two days after Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard warned (via Twitter) that President Trump’s foreign policy is taking us deeper into “mid-east quagmire”.
“The problems created by Trump’s impulsive, erratic military action/foreign policy are again on display, this time in Iraq. Trump’s military strike against Iranian militia was impulsive, short-sighted, and lacked strategic purpose. It has led to our embassy being besieged and undermined our relationship with the Iraqi government and people. Serving the interests of Saudi Arabia and Jihadists like AQ, Trump is taking us deeper and deeper into mid-east quagmire. As president, I will end our servitude to Saudi/AQ and will provide the experience & sober, thoughtful, strategic leadership to the job of commander-in-chief that our country so badly needs.” — Tulsi Gabbard
DailyKos continues to push this silly narrative about Tulsi being the most disliked candidate… so disliked that people from her home state are calling for her to resign from congress. People like… Neil Abercrombie.
Tulsi 2020 yard signs are being tagged with soviet symbols in New Hampshire, and Michael Tracey is asking for tips about who may be responsible. I think it may be Trump supporters… since MAGA has been working hard at trying to convince people that she’s a radical socialist.
Tulsi volunteers say they found dozens of signs around New Hampshire defaced with a hammer-and-sickle logo. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to fostering this sickness pic.twitter.com/4M3sNUESRp
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I am really bothered by this 2016 debate exchange between Trump and Hillary. This happened when Trump confronted her about open borders…
I don’t want to defend Trump, but he’s right – the Russian hacking thing was a brilliant pivot tactic for Hillary. It got a lot of people to totally disregard the email leaks, & made people feel like if they read it, shared it, or talked about it, they were betraying our country.
You can see how pleased Hillary was that Trump treated it like an immigration issue. But her agenda is about much more than that.
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” — HRC
She should have been asked about what she meant by, “hemispheric common market”, and about what that means for national sovereignties.
And what role would the Clinton Global Initiative have in all this?
And how does the war on drugs fit into this vision? Especially with people like Mayor Pete talking about building coalitions to fight the drug cartels. Would all of this just end up creating Killing Fields like we have in the Middle East?
Could Hillary’s Open Borders vision lead to reinstatement of the Monroe Doctrine, and what would that mean, since countries like Russia and China are establishing footholds in South America?
US Hegemony aside… I am personally against the open border agenda. Primarily because it would be conducive to human trafficking and would likely lead to further exploitation of migrants. I also have concerns about national security. There are better solutions to our border problems.
I haven’t bothered to read the rest of her emails, but I am curious about what else might be in there.
2/ The articles allege that Trump obstructed congress by not complying with subpoenas. Defying a subpoena is actually described in law as an act of contempt of congress, and one of the ways one could illegally obstruct congress. https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/RL34304.html …
4/ Congress really could have sued the White House to get the documents they wanted. They did this with Obama. Why didn’t they pursue that path? The second article of impeachment, in my opinion, is not an impeachable offense.
5/ As far as the first article… Abuse of Power. Abuse of Power is not a crime. It’s a matter of ethics. Why didn’t they charge him with bribery instead of abuse of power? I’m looking at this, and I really don’t think they proved an act of bribery.
6/ But his shenanigans do show a failure to uphold his oath of office. Still… that is neither a crime, nor an impeachable offense. Congress failed to prove that Trump committed an impeachable offense (treason, bribery, high crime or misdemeanor).
10/ Her censure resolution holds more weight against Trump than their fake articles of impeachment.
11/ Her censure resolution also indirectly condemns congress for shirking their duties. Everything on her list could have been dealt with appropriately with legislation. Legislation that Tulsi wrote, but which her colleagues have refused to support. Despicable.
12/ Read this again. Tulsi has accused Trump of war crimes. And by letting him get away with it all, congress is complicit.
15/ The danger in all this: If Dems don’t let this proceed to the Senate, they look like they’re playing games (which they are). If it goes to the Senate, it will probably get overturned, and Trump will look innocent to his supporters, and it will strengthen their support…
16/ Plus, Trump will have learned that he can get away with a lot. And he will take advantage of this, and try to get away with a lot more. Which will drive the left to more madness. I don’t think Dems plan on sending this to the Senate. Look-See:
Some say that Tulsi Gabbard is a coward for voting Present on the Democratic Party’s fourth attempt to impeach Trump. Others, like Meghan McCain, say that her vote proves that she has Balls of Steel. Whatever you think of her — Tulsi Gabbard is fed up with the political circus, and sees it as a threat to our democracy.
My ‘present’ vote was an active protest against the zero-sum game the two opposing political sides have trapped America in. My vote and campaign is about freeing our country from this damaging mindset so we can work side-by-side to usher in a bright future for all #StandWithTulsipic.twitter.com/nmhEL5bi4Q
“Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.
“Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.”
— Christopher Steele
DC journalist Jonathan Allen reported that this is exactly what Mrs Clinton’s communications team began organizing at her Brooklyn headquarters, the day after she lost the election.
Since then, Mrs Clinton has used her megaphone to declare that Trump is an illegitimate president who must be stopped. Her message has been largely disseminated by groups like Indivisible, who modeled their tactics after that of the Tea Party, and who we now know got their seed money from the Clinton campaign.
Buried lede: What is it that Russian influence Ops are trying to do? Fiona Hill said, "… to delegitimize our entire presidency,” and that their efforts would have continued even if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election." https://t.co/OAjmVM7jfk
The Resistance even went as far as to demonize Tulsi Gabbard as if she were collaborating with the enemy when she provided then President-Elect Trump with a national security briefing, as is required by the Presidential Transition Act.
This is not what Democracy looks like; this is the stuff Banana Republics are made of.
Tulsi Gabbard broke ranks and voted “present” on both counts of impeachment against President Donald Trump today. Instead of picking a side in that fight, she positioned herself as a bold Maverick, condemning both parties for turning a serious matter into a political circus.
In a press release explaining her vote, she cited warnings given us by our forefathers against partisan impeachment. Gabbard lamented that a house divided cannot stand, and she called upon us to hold the center.
Throughout my life, whether through serving in the military or in Congress, I’ve always worked to do what is in the best interests of our country. Not what’s best for me politically or what’s best for my political party. I have always put our country first. One may not always agree with my decision, but everyone should know that I will always do what I believe to be right for the country that I love.
After doing my due diligence in reviewing the 658-page impeachment report, I came to the conclusion that I could not in good conscience vote either yes or no.
I am standing in the center and have decided to vote Present. I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing.
I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting President must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country. When I cast my vote in support of the impeachment inquiry nearly three months ago, I said that in order to maintain the integrity of this solemn undertaking, it must not be a partisan endeavor. Tragically, that’s what it has been.
On the one side — The president’s defenders insist that he has done nothing wrong. They agree with the absurd proclamation that his conduct was “perfect.” They have abdicated their responsibility to exercise legitimate oversight, and instead blindly do the bidding of their party’s leader.
On the other side — The president’s opponents insist that if we do not impeach, our country will collapse into dictatorship. All but explicitly, they accuse him of treason. Such extreme rhetoric was never conducive to an impartial fact-finding process.
The Founders of our country made clear their concerns about impeachment being a purely partisan exercise. In the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton warned against any impeachment that would merely “connect itself with the pre-existing factions,” and “enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence, and interest on one side or on the other.” In such cases, he said, “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.”
Donald Trump has violated public trust. Congress must be unequivocal in denouncing the president’s misconduct and stand up for the American people and our democracy. To this end, I have introduced a censure resolution that will send a strong message to this president and future presidents that their abuses of power will not go unchecked, while leaving the question of removing Trump from office to the voters to decide.
I am confident that the American people will decide to deliver a resounding rebuke of President Trump’s innumerable improprieties and abuses. And they will express that judgment at the ballot box. That is the way real and lasting change has always occurred in this great country: through the forcefully expressed will of the people.
A house divided cannot stand. And today we are divided. Fragmentation and polarity are ripping our country apart. This breaks my heart, and breaks the hearts of all patriotic Americans, whether we are Democrats, Republicans, or Independents.
So today, I come before you to make a stand for the center, to appeal to all of you to bridge our differences and stand up for the American people.
My vote today is a vote for much needed reconciliation and hope that together we can heal our country. Let’s work side-by-side, seeking common ground, to usher in a bright future for the American people, our country, and our nation.
Help Wanted: A president we can trust to protect the constitution; strategically command our military and ensure our national defense; diplomatically conduct foreign relations; responsibly manage the executive branch (including setting budgets); faithfully execute our national laws.
Major Gabbard is in her 17th year of service in our National Guard.
As a commanding officer in our US military, and a member of high level USIC congressional committees, she is the most highly DOD vetted, and holds the highest security clearance of all candidates for POTUS.
Leaked Trump admin docs also reveal that she has no unscrupulous financial dealings, no compromising debts, no shady associations, no conflicts of interests, no revolving doors, and is not involved in corrupt activities. Tulsi is an honest politician.
My own research turned up the same. I’ve investigated every scandal published about her and found them all to be either distorted versions of truth, baseless, or patently false… except for the surfing incident. Here’s what she missed that VA meeting for:
Pundits and Trolls who redbait Tulsi with baseless rumors don’t give a damn about our national security. If they did, they wouldn’t be trying so hard to turn American voters against the only candidate who is fit to serve as our Commander in Chief.
How did a patriot with such impeccable national security credentials end up demonized as a traitor?
She is particularly involved in our Asia Rebalance Strategy. This diplomatic mission was and remains critical to our national security, and her diplomatic efforts have been instrumental in its success. India is an indispensable security partner.
"America's deepening friendship with India is an indispensable part of our Asia rebalance strategy." -VP Biden pic.twitter.com/iYZORPuYQo
The House just passed a historic resolution co-sponsored by Tulsi Gabbard, recognizing the Armenian genocide. It’s such a shame that she was called away for National Guard service and wasn’t in DC for this vote. But while preparing for duty, she sent out a message warning about a revival of what led to the Armenian genocide to begin with.
Erdogan has been helping ISIS/AQ for years. He has denied this but is now openly using militias of "former" ISIS/AQ terrorists, exposing him for what he really is: a radical Islamist megalomaniac who wants to establish a caliphate with himself as the Caliph — the supreme ruler. pic.twitter.com/AQ5zb6Hp08
Passing House Resolution 220 would have been a critical piece of legislation in her multi-faceted approach to achieving peace, improving our relationships with other countries, fostering economic opportunities for the future, and sharing the aloha spirit with people around the world.
It resolved: That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States, in seeking to prevent war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against Christians, Yezidis, Muslims, Kurds, and other vulnerable religious and ethnic groups in the Middle East, should draw upon relevant lessons of the United States Government, civil society, and humanitarian response to the Armenian Genocide, Seyfo, and the broader genocidal campaign by the Ottoman Empire against Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Greeks, Pontians and other Christians upon their biblical era homelands.
Legislation that was finally approved by Congress ( HR 296 ) focused on the Armenian genocide alone. It was also co-sponsored by Tulsi, and resolved to: Commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance; reject efforts to enlist, engage, or otherwise associate the United States Government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide; and encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide, including the United States role in the humanitarian relief effort, and the relevance of the Armenian Genocide to modern-day crimes against humanity.
When she returned to DC, she called upon the Senate to pass a resolution of their own.
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Erdogan has been helping ISIS/AQ for years. He has denied this but is now openly using militias of "former" ISIS/AQ terrorists, exposing him for what he really is: a radical Islamist megalomaniac who wants to establish a caliphate with himself as the Caliph — the supreme ruler. pic.twitter.com/AQ5zb6Hp08
I wish I could remember what news piece I came upon that prompted me to write this in the summer of 2017, but I’m so happy to see that Tulsi Gabbard sees this, too. The woman is so fricken smart, and there is no better geopolitical strategist running for Commander in Chief.
This post was updated on 26 October to include a recorded statement from Tulsi Gabbard.
This is a movement to take back the Democratic Party from corrupt warmongers. They’re doing everything they can to get me to run as a 3rd-party candidate so they can retain control of our Party. But I won’t. I’ll continue to fight to make our party & country of, by, & for the ppl pic.twitter.com/JyeoCmM4ta
Wolf later clarified that he invited her to the dinner (at Scaramucci’s restaurant) to talk about her foreign policy platform. He also offhandedly mentioned that Tulsi had previously spoken at a SALT Conference (run by Scaramucci). Is it possible that these were the Republicans Hillary was referring to? If so, Tulsi disappointed them when she made it perfectly clear that she would not be running on a third-party ticket.
Setting the record on @TulsiGabbard dinner -set up weeks ago to discuss foreign policy. – I have met around 15 candidates & never met her before – she spoke @Scaramucci SALT conf – she did make it clear she was running as a Democrat candidate & not considering a 3rd party run
I don’t think it was a coincidence that Wolf picked Scaramucci’s restaurant, then mentioned Scaramucci’s SALT conference. Sounds like Hillary and Brock are up to dirty tricks.
By the way… her mentioned SALT Conference speech isn’t a secret. Video of the event has been posted on her YouTube Channel for a while.
This is the second time FOX has mislead people about Tulsi’s campaign activities. A previous event reported as “courting Wall Street money” was actually a speaking engagement with CORE Club in New York City.
I even challenged PropOrNot to prove me wrong about this once… and he totally could not. What’s more… he didn’t even care. He kept ignoring her record, and continued to sling the accusations. This pattern was repeated by every anti-Tulsi journalist I confronted. They’re all a bunch of dishonest propagandists, and I was very angry about this for a while.
Tulsi’s record is even stronger than Hillary’s.
Money Tulsi Gabbard has received from the Russians: None.
Money the Clintons have personally received (not including donations to their foundation) from Russian Oligarchs/Corporations: At least a half a million dollars… for one speaking engagement alone.
Tulsi Gabbard supported legislation for cyber defense. The Obama-Hillary administration consistently failed to enact these measures, in spite of being aware of the threats.
Wanna see something really shady? About our #ElectionSecurity? Who is this woman? And why has she been working so hard, for two fricken years, to block Tulsi's paper ballot bill? https://t.co/jU73Fny4FW
Tulsi Gabbard’s recent comments about how impeachment hearings would tear our country apart has revived the Putin Puppet Meme against her. Just so you know: Evan McMullin started this bullshit in an effort to bully her, when she respected the peaceful transition of power (as is required by the Presidential Transition Act) and provided Trump with a national security briefing at Trump Tower.
Months later, when Tulsi went on a fact-finding mission to Syria, McMullin-Stan Louise Mensch, amplified this Meme for the huge audience she had captured with her “coming soon” promise of super secret RUMINT (unfounded rumors) that would see Trump hanged by the neck ’til dead for treason.
Louise continues to sling this lie, even though she has admitted that she has NO intel about Tulsi actually being a Putin Puppet. NONE whatsoever. But she keeps repeating it, and people kept believing it… out of sheer HOPE that some revelation will eventually materialize.
Even after the Mueller investigation was completed, and absolutely nothing was found that implicated Tulsi, Louise has failed to retract her libel. And the pundits still repeat her RUMINT.
The TRUTH about the Tulsi Putin Puppet story: It is a total lie, started by an ex-CIA Fuck-Head who is pissed at Tulsi because she does not want our country to continue arming terrorists in the Middle East, and was further propagated by a “journalist” who we now know is an Alt-Right Sock Puppet who also secretly collaborated with Hillary for America.
Never Trump Republicans have fueled Democrats with a lust to see Trump hang for treason, and hijacked that contempt to push their own neoconservative narratives… convincing people that only traitors would practice diplomacy and desire peace. That’s what happened.
The new normal for Democrats seems to be war and intervention as first resort — hence the willingness to believe these unfounded rumors. Can we please bring back the old normal of advocating for peace and diplomacy first?
154 members of congress have now officially announced support for impeachment inquiries, based on a conspiracy theory triggered by an anonymous source.
🚨BREAKING: 7 more House Democrats — including 6 freshman Dems — announce support for impeachment hearings: Gil Cisneros, Chrissy Houlahan, Elaine Luria, Mikie Sherrill, Elissa Slotkin, Abigail Spanberger & Angie Craig. That brings the total to 154 Representatives!#ImpeachTrump
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) September 24, 2019
And while the political gossip peddlers wonder out loud about why Tulsi doesn’t seem to have the will or desire to impeach Donald Trump, I’d like to know why other members of congress have failed to support legislation that Tulsi Gabbard has introduced, that would have kicked him out of the White House a long time ago.
Together, with the late Walter Jones, Tulsi introduced H.Res.1069, affirming that the use of the U.S. Armed Forces without congressional authorization is illegal and unconstitutional; and H.Res.1069, which prohibits the President from making the United States a co-belligerent in an ongoing war without a congressional declaration, and which triggers an automatic impeachment vote if violated.
If Democrats really wanted to impeach Donald Trump, they would have done so over his illegal and unconstitutional military strikes against Syria. Why haven’t they?
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Neocons like Evan McMullin like to say that Tulsi has long sided with Russia in Syria. Neo-Progressives like to say that Tulsi once supported regime change in Syria, but changed her stance later when it suited her politically. Some say that change happened after she met with Assad in 2017.
The Truth: Tulsi has never supported regime change in Syria. She has fought against it from the very beginning, before Russia was even involved in the matter.
The post mentions S. 960: Syria Transition Support Act of 2013, but that bill was introduced by the Senate (which Tulsi was never a member of). And while the author tells us that the bill was “approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” it was never actually brought to the floor for a vote.
The blog post also mentions an amendment to a defense appropriations bill that Tulsi voted against. It explains that the amendment intended to remove language that meant, “President Obama’s publicly stated red lines must be enforced.” But this is not an accurate reflection of the actual text:
The President of the United States should fully consider all courses of action to reinforce his stated ‘‘redline’’ regarding the use of chemical weapons.
It doesn’t say that Obama’s red line “must be enforced”, it says that “allcourses of action should be considered”. Tulsi voted to leave that phrase in the bill.
Prior to this vote, and after sitting through a slew of classified briefings, Tulsi made her objections clear.
Democrats praised her diplomatic approach, as she led the fight for our leaders to consider alternative courses of action. Republicans, on the other hand, preferred war.
Thanks to her push for a peaceful solution, negotiations were held. Assad signed on with the Chemical Weapons Convention, and we were able to avoid military conflict.
Oddly, when chemical weapons were used against Syrians in 2017 and Tulsi called for the CWC to be enforced by the United Nations, Democrats instead joined Republicans and called for war, in violation of international law.
Tulsi Gabbard has always fought for peace in Syria. She didn’t come home repeating Assad or Putin’s talking points. Rather, she doubled down on her convictions, and repeated views that Democrats once shared. Tulsi Gabbard has not changed, but Democrats have. People should start wondering why.
Nobody ever talks about what Tulsi actually accomplished on her Peace Mission to Syria. She got Assad to agree to holding free & fair elections, complete w/ international election monitors. Instead of being demonized, she should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for this. https://t.co/xKZ0Oq8O99
Please read my Twitter thread about peaceful alternatives in Syria… and about how to recognize a keyboard Jihadist / al-Qaeda sympathizer:
1/ How to recognize a keyboard Jihadist / Al-Q sympathizer: They will hear nothing of Assad being tried for war crimes, or efforts to establish election monitors to ensure free & fair elections in Syria. They only want us to keep arming rebels (terrorists).
In 2014, Tulsi voted against an amendment that would finance the arming of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), supposedly to help them fight ISIS. Tulsi pointed out that the FSA was already in Syria, and that they were embedded w/ al-Q, fighting Assad, not ISIS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5bg2naCPTw …
The amendment passed anyway. A year later, Tulsi responds to official reports about how the US has no idea where the FSA militants we trained and armed were, and no idea what they were doing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX0fOSkAG6o …
Carter Asher confirmed, saying he wanted to be “very careful” about how he worded this: “… the FSA *OR* other CIA backed militants… ” Remember now, recent official reports told us we had totally lost touch with FSA members. So… more likely… “OR”.
People who accuse Tulsi of parroting “Russian talking points” when she says we have been arming terrorists against the Assad regime can stfu. These aren’t “Russian talking points”. It’s the truth. Just cuz Russia & Syria speak this truth doesn’t make it “their” talking points.
October 1, 2015 was the day we found out that the US is arming terrorists in Syria, the day the news started calling terrorists rebels, and the day Americans started being indoctrinated into becoming al-Qaeda sympathizers. It’s despicable.
For those who still deny that the CIA has been backing terrorists for regime change Op in Syria, even though the Defense Dept & McCain even used the term “CIA backed militants” … how do you explain Trump ending a CIA program that never existed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PvnZ1WZw_4 …
People like Caroline Orr are the real liars here. Tulsi is not parroting “Russian propaganda”. Tulsi is telling the truth.
There is no mandate for us to be fighting the Assad regime. NONE whatsoever. The CIA Ops we ran was *totally* illegal. Even worse… because it provided aid to our official enemy, al-Qaeda, it was literally *treason*. LITERALLY, TREASON.
We have NO mandate to overthrow Assad. All of this is illegal, and treasonous.
To those who insist that “moderate” rebels exist: Who are these “moderate” rebels. What is their group called? There is no such thing. We are arming al-Q & their affiliates. And even if there were such a thing as a moderate rebel group, we still have no mandate to arm them. None.
People who think Russia actually wants us to leave Syria alone are fools. They are there *because* of the chaos we’re causing. If the “civil war” ends, Syria won’t need them there anymore. This whole thing has strengthened Russia’s influence in the region.
The weaker the Syrian government and military are, the more dependent they will be on assistance from Russia and Iran, strengthening their positions and power in Syria. Is that our mission? Does that serve the interests of the American people?
Here’s another liar. Whether we initiated things is a different story (we did) … but he’s straight up lying about us not backing al-Qaeda. He is also not being honest about what Tulsi actually said in the debate.
Another liar, who also calls Tulsi a Putin Puppet over Syria.
You get the idea… the common theme of these Putin Puppet accusations have nothing to do with Russia. It’s all about Syria.
All this time, I honestly thought the whole thing was about Israel, since we initially used Hezbollah as the reason for sanctioning the hell out of them in 2006. I always wondered why Tulsi always referenced KSA and not Israel as the benefactors of that war…
That was until recent news was reported about the SNC being put in charge of the Hol IDP camp… and I was, like, who t/f are they?
The “surge” is described in the content of this article as ISIS recruitment of displaced refugees at al Hol IDP Camp, which US troops were in charge of, but abandoned with troop withdrawal. I have a few things to say about this that some might find interesting & disturbing.
In the Hill’s article in the first Tweet above, we are told that the US doesn’t have eyes on the ground there. This tells me that the SDF is no longer in control there. So who is? This recently posted video tells us the Syrian National Coalition is. https://youtu.be/h8S4U1MF-pw
The FSA is just what we called anti-Assad militants that our CIA was training. But we stopped doing that last year. So, now… we have reports of ISIS staying at this camp, that is controlled by KSA backed administrators? Are we now indirectly supporting ISIS?
I’m really bothered by the fact that we don’t have eyes on the ground. This is a not a detail that should not be overlooked.
The story from the Hill might not even be true… since we don’t have reliable intel. But if it is, that would be all he more reason for us to stop sending money and weapons to KSA.
They’re taking donations to help with the “decades” it will take Syria to recover… “We need peace now so we can start planning for the enormous task of the reconstruction and long-term investment Syria will need to get back on its feet.”
Just… raising funds for a little nation building project. Anyone know who the Clinton Foundations biggest donor is?
Currently fact checking a story about Tulsi being tied to an international drug smuggling ring. I kid you not. Fucking outrageous. Totally fake news. Anyone wanna guess the origins I traced it to?
I had heard this story before, & meant to ignore it. Who t/f is going to believe that Tulsi is involved in an international drug smuggling ring? Well, I just got an email from someone who has been trying to warn me off of Tulsi & has been sending me tons of links to investigate.
The allegation is that Bowler ran this drug smuggling ring to finance the Science of Identity Foundation, which is run by one of Tulsi’s gurus. But I’d just like to point out that Bowler wore a wire and worked as an informant for the FBI for YEARS & SIF was NEVER implicated.
Other points of fact: In 1996 New Zealand PM Alec Neill, who was obsessed with researching SIF, alleged that SIF was a front for a drug smuggling ring, run by Bowler…
This was AFTER Bowler had already done his time in prison and had moved back to New Zealand. Neill also alleged that SIF was a cult, that he liked to that of Koresh or Jim Jones. Neill was successfully sued for defamation over his allegations…
Even though he had investigated SIF for YEARS, he was unable to produce any evidence to back up is claims. He had to pay out over a $ million, and publicly apologize. So… none of it was true. But! …
What’s more — in a conversation I once had with Rama on Twitter, he sent me a document about Nick Bredimus, and in that document, he gives details about Bredimus arranging for the interview with that reporter. The story is a total plant!
Now, Gralow is expanding the story… and here is how she supposedly proves that Bowler is indeed a “financier” of SIF: He once gave a donation to a Krishna boarding school in the Philippines. Cuz, you know, all these ppl who believe in Krishna are part of the Yoga mind hive, rt?
BTW: The guy who sent me this email is the lawyer Gralow is using to SLAPP my site down. He also happens to be involved w/ the Trump campaign, founded Lawyers for Trump, and promotes the Culty Tulsi story on new-right radio. Nothing shady to see here, folks… move along.
It’s a Yoga Conspiracy y’all. I kid you not – that is what they’re saying. All these 501c orgs that teach yoga & meditation are part of the criminal Clinton Cash network, and they’re out to destroy traditional religion. http://archive.is/fUPU7
In the recording above, that was done in 2018, he refers to Christine as his friend. And in one of his emails, Madhu tells me he has known Christine for YEARS. Amazing. How did I get so good at getting people to tell me things? 😎
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My former experience as a Guerrilla Marketer and Grey-Hat SEO Operative has served my online fight against propaganda and online active measures pretty well. It’s made it easy to recognize a planted story when I see one, and I am able to figure out (and show) exactly how such things were orchestrated.
Today, while investigating certain patterns in anti-Tulsi Twitter accounts, I noticed a blog piece that people started passing around in March of 2016, meant to demonstrate how the people of Hawaii have long doubted Tulsi’s commitment to progressive values.
This blog piece, dated 2010, not only spoke of Tulsi’s alleged cult connections and conservativism, but as well mentioned that her challenger, “obviously cannot trot out the guru or the cult or even the record of Tulsi’s parents in her own campaign.”
The site’s disclaimer is super interesting:
All of ShadowProof’s content dated prior to 01 AUG 2015 and published under the “Community” tag, as this one is, originated from a different, now defunct website: Firedoglake.com
But… the article in question doesn’t even show up in the web archive for the time period that it was supposed to have been published.
The reason why Tulsi’s opponent wasn’t talking about the “Butler Cult” or her family’s conservative history back in 2010, was because none of that was even an issue or anything anyone was actually concerned about. The article in question was likely backdated and planted, to stir up controversy today.
One of the things that the article mentions is the “Stop Promoting Homosexuality” thing… something I’ve already shown (on Twitter) to be a totally fake, planted story:
1/ The anti-Tulsi propaganda crew are currently OUTRAGED over Tulsi's claims that she not only didn't know that her father's anti-gay org promoted "conversation therapy", but that she also didn't even know what conversion therapy was back then.
And I’ll keep trotting out this story until I’m blue in the face:
A certain group of HI LGTB activists would have us believe that Tulsi's "homophobia" is so ingrained, that none should believe that her ME experience changed her heart. But her father reveals, she has *always* been conflicted about his anti-gay position. https://t.co/ZWbJ3EsF9b
On meanwhileinhawaii.org, Christine Gralow alleges: A chain of health food stores in Hawaii is owned by a criminal. 2 guys, implicated in his crimes work for him. Butler is co-owner of these health food stores. Other Hindus work/shop at these stores. It’s all *connected*.
Something like that, anyway.
So… the parent company of the company that owns these health food stores is QI group, which Eswaran & Bismark co-founded. Tibby worked for the company (he’s now retired). According to Gralow, they’re all wanted criminals in India & the Philippines.
According to Gralow, Eswaran and Bismark are wanted in the Philippines for racketeering. Tibby is wanted in India for “absconding” charges of money laundering. So… they’re dirty a/f, tho (she adds), she doesn’t know if any of this “illicit” money made it to Tulsi’s campaign.
2/x First of all… can we talk about how they found DOZENS of RSS sympathizers. DOZENS over a 7 year period. And… can we talk about the shady, bogus way that they established they were RSS? They mentioned a Sangh (Hindi for “volunteer”) event on their social media? Seriously?
3/x They also established this RSS funded bs, by saying that board members from HAF donated to her, and they cross-referenced HAF & Tulsi’s donor lists to find “common” donors. HAF = Hindu American Foundation.
4/x They claim that HAF is RSS affiliated, because its co-founder (an American), used to be a VHPA “activist”. They further claim that VHPA & the HSS are both RSS affiliated, because they are Sangh orgs, and lots of Sangh orgs “reportedly” send money to the RSS in India. Ok…
5/x HAF, the VHPA, & the HSS, are all organizations that Tulsi has been active in. And even though they all say they are totally not affiliated with India, they are wholly American, journos keep describing them as “American counterparts” of the Indian RSS. Why? Cuz they’re Hindu?
6/x So let’s look at this report they’re referencing and link to about these Sangh groups that send money to India’s RSS. This report details how American Sangh groups spend their money. Some do. But what about the ones that Tulsi has been affiliated with? http://www.sacw.net/IMG/pdf/US_HinduNationalism_Nonprofits.pdf …
7/x They spend all their money in America.
8/8 Not only is Tulsi not funded by the RSS, she does not support any groups that support the RSS. Enough with this RSS Princess bullshit. Tulsi Gabbard is All-American. I’ve so had it with these smears.
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I really do think that Assange is a Kremlin pawn. But… I am against any US attempts to prosecute him for collaborating with Manning for the same reasons why Tulsi Gabbard does, and why Obama admin did, back in 2013.
IMO, the charge is arbitrary, and when we start using the law arbitrarily like this, for political reasons… this is a break down in Rule of Law. No matter what you think of Assange, if you respect the Rule of Law, you shouldn’t be okay with this move.
Obama admin felt that if they tried to extradite Assange on such weak evidence, it would set a bad precedent, which would allow other countries to charge & extradite foreign journalists on equally weak evidence or accusations alone…
… but this doesn’t just put journalists in danger. Erdogan has been trying to extradite Gulen from the US for years. If reasons for extraditing Assange are allowed to stand, that precedent could be used to force us to deliver Gulen to Turkey.
And this really has me wondering… Trump admin must know the evidence is so weak, that the Assange case will be thrown out of court. Why extradite at all? Unless… you’ve been trying to figure out a way to serve Gulen’s head on a silver platter to Erdogan.
What does it mean when people are labelled “anti-establishment”? Sometimes it amounts to accusing people of hating or mistrusting our government. Some of our citizens actually are self-loathing Americans. But a large number of us who are targeted with this slur neither hate America, nor do we stand against our democratic institutions. What we do oppose, is the established government policy of force-feeding ‘noble’ lies down our throats.
Recently, Joe Biden revealed himself as a card carrying member of that Establishment of ‘Noble’ Lies.
His comment leads many to assume that Venezuela’s recent presidential election is illegitimate. If it were so, then it would be logical for us to, “… stand with the National Assembly & Guaidó in their efforts to restore democracy through legitimate, internationally monitored elections.”
But… it isn’t so. And… here’s the truth:
For whatever reason — probably because their country was a mess, and our country was threatening to impose harsh sanctions if they didn’t get their shit together — Maduro called for an early presidential election. Other party leaders were rightfully upset about this sudden news. So then, their political parties got together; they agreed to the special election and a date to hold it. After the vote, Guaidó, who led the second largest political party, insisted that the whole thing was illegitimate due to lack of public participation. However… that lack of participation was his own fault… because he was the one who called on the public to boycott the agreed upon election to begin with.
And here’s another reality that people should consider: The UN recognizes Maduro as the rightful president of Venezuela. By recognizing Guaidó as their interim president, the United States is behaving contrary to international law.
But don’t take just take my word for it. Do the research yourself.
Tulsi Gabbard does not belong to a weird homophobic cult, and people should really stop repeating those unfounded rumors and lies. That narrative was spawned out of revenge, bears all the hallmarks of a hate movement, and has already inspired acts of persecution and violence against Tulsi Gabbard and other Hindu Yogi. To spread that narrative, is to participate that hate movement.
Tulsi Gabbard has ties to Chris Butler and his Science of Identity Foundation… So what?
Tulsi Gabbard would be our first Hindu president and she is not ashamed.
Tulsi does not deny her connections to Chris Butler or his Science of Identity Foundation (SIF). She is a Hindu practitioner of Karma Yoga, and has described Chris Butler as the lineage holder of her Sadhanas (ancient mantras), which would explain why she refers to him as her Guru Dev. But this does not make him her Master or Living-GOD, as IGNORANT people who know little about Eastern religions would have people believe.
Furthermore, SIF is not even a membership organization. It is a production company that once broadcast a local television show, and now sells books and videos. THERE IS NO ASHRAM, AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A CONGREGATION. There is no such thing as a SIF cult, let alone a homophobic one. The stories about cult abuses are complete fabrications, and I can prove it.
Those stories were concocted by a wealthy sicko who lives in Tulsi’s hometown, in an attempt to dismiss, as homophobic tropes, valid accusations of pedophilia lodged against him. These stories were further amplified by irresponsible journalists and political smear artists… including DNC operatives who are so determined to see Tulsi Gabbard fail that they would stoop to religious bigotry, and would coordinate with hatemongers and MAGA propagandists to accomplish their goals.
How I accidentally discovered who is behind the vicious smear that has haunted Tulsi Gabbard’s entire political career.
Screen capture (w/ added propaganda warning) taken from Christine Gralow’s website.
Previously, I had a Twitter confrontation with a guy who claimed he’s lived near the Gabbard family since the 80’s, and that he was persecuted by their culty homophobia. Since Hawaii is only the most liberal state, and has always been gay-friendly (as most Polynesian cultures are), I started asking around to see if this guy was for real. I asked my cousins who live on East Oahu, and none were familiar with the name he used. But recently, I started showing his picture…
The reason I did, was because I noticed he had scrubbed his Twitter profile of personal images after I asked, “How come none of my cousins know who you are if you live there?”
The Bad Neighbor
My cousins thought that the pic looked a lot like someone who actually lives in Kailua — an extremely wealthy man known as Nick BREDIMUS. Everyone who has lived on that side of the island for a while knows who BREDIMUS is… ever since the Gabbards exposed him to their neighbors as a pedophile and child pornographer, convicted of molesting boys as young as 11 years old.
Read more about this man’s heinous crimes here if you have the stomach for it.
Search engines led me to a website (above) that detailed his crimes, and associated BREDIMUS with FlashlightOnRoaches…which happens to be a website that many journalists have used as a source for their hit-pieces against Tulsi. It featured a blog that portrayed the Science of Identity Foundation as a cult, and claimed that Tulsi Gabbard was a secret member.
In November 2016, Paste Magazine published that FlashlightOnRoaches was the only source they could find connecting Tulsi with the “Butler Cult” — alleging that the Gabbards somehow managed to “scrub” the internet.
FlashlightOnRoaches also led discussions in the message forum referenced in this Civil Beat article, from which journalists were/are getting their “Butler Cult” info… a forum where many posts were transferred from FlashlightOnRoaches. In 2012, when Tulsi first ran for congress, the forum evolved into being less about SIF, and more about how SIF could be used against Tulsi — with great encouragement from FlashlightOnRoaches (BREDIMUS).
Building the Culty-Tulsi Myth
BREDIMUS stated his goal in early 2012:
“It is impossible for a candidate like Tulsi Gabbard to be elected to Congress without the support of influential people. However, few influential people want their name associated with an alleged member of a secretive cult and who, it is claimed, was actually raised within a cult. My aim here is to post enough details so people Googling themselves or Tulsi will be confronted with the association.”
Most forum members who posted about the Gabbards admitted they were never members of “the cult” — they were there to find, or to help dig for Tulsi dirt. They were quite active in “research” and “doxing” of everything and everyone remotely associated with the Gabbards, shared he-said-she-said rumors, and collaborated on shaping narratives that they hoped would destroy Tulsi’s career.
These narratives were previously used against Tulsi by a bigoted opponent in a congressional race, prompting an inquiry. The Civil Beat investigated claims made on the forum about SIF, Butler, and the Gabbards. None of what they were able to verify included anything salacious or nefarious. They found that the rest could be dismissed as baseless “rumors and innuendo — even patently false”.
One poster, confessing no knowledge of Tulsi’s religious beliefs, suggested it wouldn’t be a surprise if SIF were anti-gay, since Hare Krishnas forbade sex except for pro-creation.
Another poster announced ditching a project to portray Tulsi as a lesbian. Someone else commented about how she was “too hot” to be gay.
Others kicked around ideas for framing Tulsi’s brother as gay, and “sent away” to Australia to spare the family of shame… a story that was ditched when a profile of the young man was discovered, which made the narrative impossible.
Some posters carried on about how Tulsi’s religion was Satanic, and about how she and all who practiced such idolatry would burn in hell. They were particularly bothered by the use of the Gita to swear her into office, and referred to all Hindus involved in Hawaii politics as “groomed” for office by “the cult”.
In one post, BREDIMUS presented forum members with a long list of talking points titled, Death Meditations. As a whole, these Death Meditations formulate an extremist doctrine of Anti-Tulsi hate, and provide a methodology for persecuting her. Primarily, these talking points focus on:
Associating everything about Mike Gabbard with the “homophobic cult”, so people would forget (or never realize) that he’s actually a devout Christian and that his former advocacy for DOMA was motivated by his Catholic beliefs.
Using Hindu-phobic tropes to liken “the cult” experience to mind-controlled slavery… in the service of Butler’s power and profit.
Explaining away the lack of evidence that would actually prove that SIF is a cult, and that would actually tie Tulsi to cultish activities, as being the result of “secret” worship.
Scapegoating her for the persecution of gays.
Providing negative proof fallacies to harass and confront her with.
Butler’s feet and toenails, sprinkled throughout, as an added ick-factor.
Radicalizing Minions of Hate
In one post, BREDIMUS writes about “examples of courage in the battle to expose Tulsi Gabbard”. These “examples” of behavior, combined with the forum’s list of Death Meditations, have already led to radicalizing at least one person into committing violence against Tulsi.
He praised a YouTube vlogger, who he called one of “our own”… for producing “powerful videos” which spread “the truth” about “the cult” being a danger to society… the same forum member mentioned above who had been playing around with the lesbian smear. This vlogger, who now lives in Canada, has been successfully sued by Hawaii residents that he has defamed in his “SIF Cult Exposés”.
A forum visitor described as a political activist with “a deep hatred” for the Gabbards was also named by BREDIMUS in his list of “courageous heroes”. He was praised for his activism and publications which kept people focused on ideas of how ingrained cultish homophobic views are, and he was congratulated for ensuring that this sowed distrust in Tulsi’s social “evolution” and “change of heart”. That person was Bart Dame… who happens to be Bernie’s point-man in Hawaii.
Another forum visitor who BREDIMUS praised at length for confronting (harassing) Tulsi in person was Aniruddha SHERBOW. A little more than a year after receiving this praise and encouragement, SHERBOW was convicted on felony stalking charges… when he attempted to hunt her down to sever her head from her body.
In 2016, BREDIMUS was exposed as a pedophile to the forum, and he ceased his online activities. Soon after his online disappearance, Christine Gralow (also a resident of Kailua at the time) joined the forum and became the new champion in the group’s effort against Tulsi Gabbard. She came armed with her own blog (Meanwhile in Hawaii) dedicated to exposing the “Butler Web”.
One named witness in GRALOW’s work recently approached me online to corroborate her story. He showed me his blog, in which he claims “the cult” may be a CIA MK Ultra Op. He didn’t answer when I asked him if he has met or knows Butler.
During our conversation, he repeated Death Meditations… including one about Butler’s toenails.
He admitted that he knew BREDIMUS, and confirmed him as FlashlightOnRoaches. He sent me a document he wrote about BREDIMUS in 2016, in which he described him as “our leader”, and an extremely dangerous man who is obsessed with destroying the Science of Identity Foundation, even though he has never been a member and doesn’t actually know anything about their religious practices. His Twitter feed confirms this timeline.
He confessed that he doesn’t actually know Tulsi, and that he has “never heard anything bad or weird about her or her family”.
I was also approached by GRALOW’s one other named witness, who also intended to corroborate her cult narrative.
[01 June 2019: It was previously published here that the second witness did not know Butler. This was based on a previous statement of his about how “Butler was never around.” The witness now says that he has met Butler, and the statement has thus been retracted.]
He also repeated Death Meditations, until I made it clear that I knew what those were.
Like the first witness, he confessed that he didn’t know Tulsi when he was growing up. He admitted that he knows the first witness, and that they were both part of the “truth-seeking clan” that BREDIMUS once led.
He also admitted that his family had been involved in so many different religious groups that he might be getting things mixed up, and that he doesn’t doubt that it may have been another group that “messed him up”.
Both witnesses told me that they cut ties with BREDIMUS in 2016, when they found out he was a pedophile… yet they continue with their mission to spread their anti-SIF message.
Neither of these witnesses have been able to produce an AUDIO copy of the alleged Butler Lecture they claim that SIF distributes to its members to indoctrinate them with Homophobia.
Both witnesses confirmed that they have been interviewed by several journalists as, “cult defectors”.
06 March 2020 update: Rama was successfully sued by his own mother, over the lies he’s been spreading.
Rama (center), casually hanging out with professional MAGA propagandist, Dylan Wheeler (right).
Spinning the Butler Web
Christine GRALOW takes the cult smear a lot further than BREDIMUS did. Her work alleges that the Butler Cult isn’t just homophobic… they also have nefarious political aims. She speaks of “Independents for a Godly Government” which she claims is Butler’s political arm, and she speaks of an international criminal conspiracy that finances Butler’s nefarious political aims. GRALOW’s claims of criminal conspiracy were repeated recently by New York Magazine, and they are currently being sued for defamation over ithave retracted these claims.
Twitter notes debunking Gralow’s Butler Web (follow up article by me in progress):
1/ So… I haven't written all of this up yet, and the first article I did still needs some refinement, but here's the three part of Gralow's bullshit story about Tulsi's "cult" broken down:
Fact: Nicholas Bredimus, who was never a member of the Science of Identity Foundation, has been waging a sophisticated smear campaign against SIF and the Gabbards for more than a decade, after they exposed him to the community for being a sicko who went to prison for sexually abusing children.
Fact: Nicholas Bredimus led discussions on an internet forum for the purpose of fabricating and spreading narratives about SIF being a dirty homophobic cult, to tarnish Tulsi Gabbard’s reputation and destroy her career.
Fact: Nicholas Bredimus influenced and encouraged the man who was convicted for plotting an attempt on Tulsi’s life.
Fact: Narratives shaped by said forum are being used by political operatives and journalists in their hit-pieces against Tulsi Gabbard.
Fact: “Witnesses” used by journalists to confirm cult narratives for their hit-pieces were actually part of the group that BREDIMUS orchestrated to create these narratives to begin with.
Fact: Christine Gralow’s attorney personally ADMITTED to me, that the documented child abuse cases that Gralow writes about have NOTHING to do with Chris Butler or SIF. He ADMITTED that those incidents were related to OTHER religious organizations, and are only connected with SIF because they are all off-shoots of Hare Krishna.
An interesting thing I discovered about the attorney Christine Gralow used in their attempt to get me to shut down this page: HE WORKS WITH THE MAGA CAMPAIGN, and has been working to spin this cult-narrative in the right-wing religious-fringe media circuit. He ADMITTED to me that he and GRALOW are friends, and that they have been researching Hindu “cults” together for YEARS.
Why is this attorney, who actively campaigned for Trump in 2016, cc'd in legal docs attempting to silence my work debunking anti-Tulsi propaganda written by Gralow? And why does he refer to "my friend Christine's research" in a 2018 pro-MAGA interview? https://t.co/R9YgyJcbj2
FACT: Michael GOLOJUCH Jr, who has been spamming social media about Tulsi’s “homophobic cult” is also a friend of GRALOW’s. Several witnesses place him with her at a local Hawaii townhall meeting that GRALOW once disrupted (the incident was recorded by many in attendance with their smartphones). GOLOJUCH previously amplified posts written by BREDIMUS on social media, and his own writings aimed to discredit Tulsi’s “evolution” and “change of heart” are strikingly similar to essays written by Bart Dame in 2012.
Opinion: Christine Gralow is a Hinduphobic Hate-Peddler.
Fact: Christine Gralow has a history of harassing Hindu Yogi, and has been charged and convicted for this.
For anti-propagandists and others who study information war: An analysis of the deceptive, xenophobic rhetorical devices used to spin the cult conspiracy theory used by pundits and political operatives to malign Tulsi Gabbard, and how what they’re doing is fomenting Anti-Hindu sentiments, can be found here.
Tulsi Gabbard is not responsible for the persecution of gays. Religious bigotry is. The same sort of religious bigotry that she is now the target of. Please stop spreading this evil Cult Meme. These evil fuckers have been tormenting her with it for almost ten years already. Enough, is enough!
To my would-be silencers, I say: Sue me… if you can.
(05 JUN 2019): A previous edition of this article stated that Bredimus “ran” the internet forum, causing confusion about the website’s ownership. These statements have been changed to reflect that Bredimus “led discussions” on the forum… Bredimus did not own the website, which hosted several forums.
(12 JUN 2019): Added introductory comments about Tulsi’s religious beliefs, and about our living in a Free Country.
(06 MAR 2020): Added link to Twitter thread about Gralow’s attorney, and comment about Rama being successfully sued.
I have never published, neither in this article, nor on my personal website, that anyone other than Nicholas Bredimus is a pedophile.
I am neither a paid employee, nor a volunteer member of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s staff or her election campaign.
I am not associated with Chris Butler or the Science of Identity Foundation, in any fashion.
I have never accused Christine Gralow of working for or personally knowing Bredimus. I’ve only asked if she does, since she is carrying on with his work and with the same people, and since she and Bredimus live in the same neighborhood. Gralow claims that she has no association whatsoever with Bredimus or Aniruddha Sherbow, is not paid by Bredimus, and did not use Bredimus or Sherbow as sources for her reporting.
After a bit of twitter banter, I discovered that he is actually the originator of the RSS Princess narrative.
You picked out all the south asian names on her donor list, and researched them all? Like… you did some racial profiling shit? Then found two who belong to hindu groups that experts (you) say are hindu fascists?
Related thread on Twitter, debunking the RSS Princess Myth:
1/x The anti-Tulsi propagandists must've got their orders for the day. They all seem to be pushing the #RSSprincess story. So let's talk about this article… the one that is most widely circulated that supposedly proves that she's RSS funded. Shall we? https://t.co/Z3Hfso8mdC
Short documentary on the Khalistani Movement’s activities in Canada:
Khalistani Nationalists prey on Western ignorance and manipulate opportunistic politicians. One academic I recently spoke to tells me Khalistani operatives have learned to play the "politics of grievance" to manipulate public opinion. https://t.co/oCZ2PH2LvQ
How the Khalistani Movement Foments Hinduphobia in Western Nations
I did a vid about this, cuz I got sick of people accusing me of not being a real person. My accent? I grew up in Hawaii.
Hinduphobia is no joke. In 1987, there was an outbreak of violence against Hindus in New Jersey, by a hate group called “Dot Busters“.
In the video above, I say that the RSS are thugs. I stand corrected. This was based on info given me by a colleague in Pakistan, who recently explained that this is his personal view, which should be considered biased.
While the RSS are often blamed by various groups as a source of violence, my own recent research into formal independent investigations conducted by legit outside organizations, such as the UN and Amnesty International, found that their conclusions did not cite the RSS as responsible for, or even involved with any specific incident of violence.
Pieter Friedrich and those who repeat his narrative often conflate the RSS, India’s majority party (the BJP), and American Hindu organizations as “linked” because they allegedly share Hindutva ideology.
Expert sources which reveal that Hindutva is not an “ideology” but a demographic label used to identify people who practice Indic religions, and which explain that because this demographic is the “majority” in India, anti-Hindu propagandists often deceptively morph its meaning in Western minds as Hindu Majority -> Hindu Supremacy -> Hindu Nationalism -> Hindu Fascism. These experts are neither biased activists nor random pundits. They are legit, peer reviewed, bona fide scholarly experts.
Pieter Friedrich and the OMFI’s attempts to influence US politics
As I mentioned in my video above, I discovered that everything people cite as evidence of Tulsi being “controlled” by India, happen to be things she did that countered FRIEDRICH’s own efforts to further his Khalistani agenda.
Under his religious name, Peter Singh, lobbying congress for legislation condemning Hindutva as a violent extremist ideology (measure, effectively blocked by Tulsi Gabbard): http://archive.is/xcSos
Also, during these attempted meetings above, they pleaded for the release of political prisoners in India. What the article fails to mention, is that the “political prisoners” that the “Sikh activist” was on a hunger strike for, were in prison charges of terrorism. The article published by a Khalistani owned news site described the offices of Reps Eshoo and Honda as hostile… hopefully this means they knew what these guys were up to.
OFMI Khalistani Nationalists, protesting the 2018 World Hindu Congress
Protesting the World Hindu Congress, which he has demanded Tulsi Gabbard and other Hindu legislators condemn (out of fear that their involvement with the group legitimizes them). You’d be hard pressed to locate an American Hindu organization that Pieter doesn’t label as fascist. Notice the banner about the Indian caste system. which has actually long been abolished — but the Khalistani pretend it still exists to gain SJW sympathy. He also lies about being a “Christian” to gain support from conservative politicians. His intermittent use of the name “Pieter Singh” is proof that he is not a Christian, but has converted to Sikhism.
26APR2019 Update: Friedich’s OMFI protest Tulsi at SheThePeople2020:
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They also now seem to be targeting congressman Ro Khanna
Apart from being smart, Khanna has many things on common with Tulsi Gabbard: dozens, if not hundreds of Hindu Nationalist donors.
Twitter thread on propagandists who Pieter Friedrich networks with online to weaponize Tulsi Gabbard’s religion against her, while seeding Hinduphobia and pushing his Khalistani agenda:
May I point out that one of the main propagators of the Tulsi Hindu Nationalist lie happens to be pro Pakistan (a pro-Russia state that backs anti-Hindu Khalistani terrorism & harbors anti-America terrorists) and advocates for Stalinism? pic.twitter.com/1dRkfytdfv
Christine GRALOW, A “long form” blogger who also lives in Kailua, Hawaii, who pushes the Tulsi mind-hive cult narrative. I wrote an analysis of her work, posted here. Also, please read about her sources.
Shay HODGES, a former primary challenger of Tulsi’s congressional seat.
Mainstream Echo: The first mainstream publication to pick up propaganda seeded by Friedrich and Bredimus was Paste Magazine.
Social Media Amplifiers:
Louise MENSCH, and other Republican Never-Trumpers who have been promoting the Trump-Collusion narrative. MENSCH continues to sling accusations against Tulsi that she admits are completely baseless:
Caroline ORR, and others in the ShareBlue media network who have been shilling Tulsi-hate since the presidential election, blaming Hillary’s loss on Tulsi “disrespecting” Hillary Clinton during the primaries. ORR perpetuates propaganda narratives against Tulsi, for which she has no proof, but is currently fundraising to help finance her efforts to find the evidence she would need to back up her allegations.
Bill PALMER, and other yellow journalists who publish outrage propaganda.
Miscellaneous political operatives who’ve been trying to challenge Tulsi out of her congressional seat amplify this nonsense as well, for political reasons. It’s pretty gross.
The Amin Twitter Troll Network:
All of the Amin accounts (there are several) track back to just one “commonality”, you wanna know who’s the puppeteer?? Look at the one name that they are connected with… Research, it’s an eye opener. pic.twitter.com/MxYxzrRBOS
The US Embassy in Kyiv recently posted a warning to citizens in the area about expected violent demonstrations
On Saturday, March 16, a Ukrainian nationalist group plans to demonstrate at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square. This group has been linked to violence and public disorder, including clashes with police. Large crowds are expected in the area. Details: https://t.co/gbjTkohY0Npic.twitter.com/szFfPh5I5o
The unnamed “nationalist group” were members of the Nationalist Corp, a legitimate political party whose members mainly consist of Azov Battalion military veterans, and who were demanding the arrest of officials involved in a defense department scandal.
Up until the moment that TSC published their article, “nobody” was talking about it, because it simply is not true.
This patch, that the New Zealand shooter was wearing on his military vest, is what TSC says “links” the shooter with Azov Battalion.
There are several variations of the “Black Sun” symbol. This specific one is used by Neo Nazi Occultists. Lacking distinctive markings, no expert should attribute this generic symbol with a specific organized group.
This is the actual Azov Battalion’s actual patch:
And their military police add a variation of a Black Sun with ocean waves (symbolizing Atlanticism).
Even if you are one who believes that Azov Battalion are terrorists (which, they are not), the compared patches are very different.
But this didn’t stop TCS’s allegations from being repeated in a recent article about Ukrainian nationalists. APNews presented the Azov Battalion as an “ultranational” militia, and included comments from “experts” who claimed that Ukraine’s [unspecified] far right have ties with neo-Nazi groups throughout Europe.
The APNews site looks a bit off (broken code, missing imaged, etc) to me, and could possibly be a spoof page. Am waiting for a reply from Associated Press (AP.org) about it’s authenticity. In case the link disappears, here’s the achived link.
Particularly damaging, is the convoluted way the reporter speaks of “Azov Battalion”, “ultra-nationalists” and “neo-Nazis” without making distinctions between various groups. By doing this, the reporter leaves an impression that the Ukraine government has no control over their national guard troops — which could threaten continued support from the US government.
It is alarming to see this misinformation being propagated to provoke Western condemnation of the Azov Battalion… especially during the Ukrainian presidential elections, which would certainly be affected by how Ukraine perceives the West, and how they believe the West perceives them.
Ukraine’s 2019 Presidential Election: Between Past and Promise
Combine that with the Clinton-Ukraine scandal that some of us are predicting, and we may be in for a bumpy ride that aims to sever US-Ukraine ties. And it won’t help that a lot of the foreign actors that Trump associates were dirty-dealing with happen to be Ukrainian. That those Ukrainians were acting as Kremlin operatives is a nuance that non-Kremlinologists are unlikely to grasp.
If American leadership weren’t so focused on self-preservation (either of their selves, their interest groups, their political parties, or whatev political ideology), the public wouldn’t have to deal with these issues.
Unfortunately, we are governed by idiots, easily swayed by public opinion. The public debate over the Azov Battalion is sure to directly affect US support of the Ukraine military and its most effective fighting force against Russia.
It could also affect the American view of Ukraine overall. Some already believe that Ukraine is heavily infiltrated by Nazis, or that America has installed a Nazi regime there.
Even worse for Ukraine, would be if their leadership decided they needed to round up their militias (both those in their regular army, and rogue operators), else lose the confidence of Western nations. Such a move would surely weaken their battle-strength on the ground.
The Left-of-Center hate Nazism more than the Kremlin.
The Right-of-Center would relish a Clinton-Ukraine scandal, as an act of revenge.
Any countermeasures launched in defense of Ukraine would be bogged down by futile attempts to explain the complexities of their nationalism. Ukraine defenders may also be challenged with accusations of sympathizing with Nazis, or worse… accusations of treachery, from those who may grow to see Ukraine as our enemy.
My personal analysis of things as they unfold:
Clinton-Ukraine scandals are coming, and they will be paired with even more sophisticated propaganda framing Ukraine as Nazis. The Kremlin’s goals would be to turn American hatred toward Ukraine, away from Russia; to sow further chaos and deeper divisions on American soil; and to distract us from what the Russian Federation is doing abroad.
All of this would be welcomed by corrupt actors on either side of the political spectrum, who would like their own crimes to remain covered up.
The chaos would also be welcomed by all with anti-liberal agendas who crave revolution… the Cultural Conservatives, the Socialist Greens, the Channers… pretty much everyone but the liberal-minded on both sides of the aisle.
And while America is busy fighting against Herself … just like the Kremlin wants us to … China and the Russian Federation will continue growing their influence abroad. China, by acting charitable; Russia, by acting as the benevolent hero who will save the world from the American Imperialist Bogeyman.
Regarding your assertation that the Civil [sic] Beat is wrong: I am not the Civic Beat. If you have a problem with something they wrote, take it up with them.
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My piece does not include the articles you reference, because I am not performing a rhetorical analysis of them.
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I really don’t know why you think you can persuade me to repeat *your* narrative. But nice try.
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I have many sources. Would you point to a specific piece of information that you think requires attribution, and which you think you have a right to know the source of?
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You’re right. While I do fact-check, and aim to write factually, I am not a fact-checker. I am an anti-propagandists… which often involves untwisting twisted facts, and performing exposition of distorted truths.
And if you think I am going to let you drag me into a debate about irrelevant “facts” that would further your effort to create associations that relate the unrelated, you are fucking high.
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I would be happy to correct a factual error… if you could only point to one.
I most certainly will not apologize. Really. Are you naïve? Is this the first time your work as been peer reviewed?
I haven’t written about right-wing active measures for a while now. There really hasn’t been much, other than Qanon noise. Initially, I thought this had happened on purpose. I thought that the alt-right Nazis were toning down their racist rhetoric, the same way the Weimar Republic Nazis did, in order to solidify and grow their conservative base. But I now realize that the radical right is just plain fed up with Trump.
Chan propaganda Ops are starting up again, and they’re burning Trump in effigy. Alt-Right Trolls have picked a new Deity for their Death Cult and guess what? It’s a Democrat.
I did some snooping around the alt-right blogs to see if it’s all just a Clown Op (like the Tulsi Groyper Project), but I’m pretty sure this movement is genuine. Why? Because Andrew Anglin isn’t just spinning Memes, he’s actually defending them.
The latest #Infection: Trump is a potato head loser, beholden to the Jews. F*k the wall, secure the bag ($1K/month). Would you rather that money go to Israel? Better to be ruled by a Chinese spy, than another Israel puppet.
They’ve also renamed Trump’s slogan from MAGA to MIGA (Make Israel Great Again).
Andrew Yang’s $1k/month UBI is a huge deal for them. They think it’s hilarious that he’s found a way to rob Boomers to give to Millennials. They view Yang’s policies as focused on benefiting younger generations at the expense of older ones.
They also think it’s hilarious that his policies could crash the economy. For the Chan Death Cult, Yang isn’t just a GEOTUS Hopeful — he’s a Horseman of the Apocalypse. One who they hope will smash the state and create enough chaos to trigger the Beginning of the End.
NazBol Party When?
And it didn’t take long for lefty chaos trolls to join the #YangGang… anarchists and eco-socialists who can’t wait to turn the world upside-down. Who would have guessed that the NazBol revolution would be wearing pink hats? It’s so ridiculous that few will take it seriously, until they have to.
Of all the Anti-Tulsi narratives, the one that really pisses me off the most is the one that Christine GRALOW started about her belonging to a weird cult. It pisses me off because I once actually believed it, and now feel so thoroughly embarrassed and ashamed that I ever succumbed to such bigotry.
According to GRALOW, Tulsi belongs to a secretive religious cult with nefarious political aims.
Back when I thought Tulsi was an Assadist, to be regarded with nothing but contempt and disdain, I was delighted to hear that she belonged to a weird-ass cult that most would find revolting. I didn’t even bother to consider whether any of it was true. I automatically embraced it because it confirmed my bias.
And I confess: I hadn’t actually read all of GRALOW’s articles before I had made up my mind to believe the story. I’d only read discussions about them.
It was not until after GRALOW contacted me on Twitter and sent me links to her blog that I actually did get around to reading her work. When I did, I found it all pretty suspicious. Especially after seeing that she calls what she does, “longform journalism“.
Interesting… Since longform journalism is otherwise known in academia as creative non-fiction… a form of writing that utilizescreative license or rhetorical device to draw conclusions that would not otherwise be drawn from the facts, alone. Ultimately, it is narrativepropaganda.
GRALOW actually spends very little time trying to prove that Tulsi belongs to a cult. Most of her effort is put into forming “filthy” associations… an old school propaganda technique that the Nazis used to embed nasty feelings about Jews. Even after I realized that the shady stuff had nothing to do with Tulsi, it took me a while to actually shake those associations off. That’s how conspiracy theories work–they call on the imagination to relate the unrelated, to create lingering associations.
The Honolulu Civil Beat previously investigated allegations posted in the internet forum Gralow admits to using as a source.
[25MAR2019 Note: GRALOW personally confirmed her use of the internet forum, when she wrote to inform me that it was not her only source, and berated me for not contacting her to verify irrelevant documents.]
After exploring all avenues, searching official records, and conducting in-real-life interviews, the Honolulu Civil beat debunked every controversial rumor about the so-called cult, and they found absolutely zero evidence that Tulsi was even a member of the Science of Identity Foundation.
They also conducted investigations offline to see if there was anything else to be concerned about, and discovered nothing nefarious.
Hawaii is a magnet for Hippies. Most of the posts in that forum were about childhood experiences that could have happened at any one of the hippie communes that once plagued the islands. But it is highly unlikely that any of them were about SIF, because SIF didn’t even exist until 1979, and it was never a commune.
When I realized that the “cult leader” GRALOW writes about is Chris Butler, I knew that her secretive cult narrative was a total lie. There is no secret Butler Cult. Chris Butler’s organization has always been mainstream, and his weekly lectures (when he gave them) were so public that it aired on local TV.
Chris Butler is not a cult leader. He is a hippie who once ran a small meditation studio and a hippie farm, who later became a local religious celebrity. Today, he is simply an eccentric old man who lives a quiet life, with a small entourage who takes care of him.
Ask any of the locals who live in East Hawaii about the Kailua Cult that Tulsi Gabbard is supposedly mixed up with and you’ll get one of two (or both) reponses:
The Rick Ross forum that GRALOW does all her research in is plagued with unreliable and disproven speculations that conflate “Krishna Cults” from around the world and the “Lanikai Cult” with Chris Butler and SIF.
RANSON and others with similar claims have been successfully sued for slander and defamation. GRALOW is fully aware of the lawsuit lodged against RANSON, yet continues to use him.
GRALOW and RANSON would have people dismiss these lawsuits as a “cult tactic” used to silence dissenters. It is however worth noting that, as well as sharing culty stories and allegations of criminal activity, RANSON often suggests that SIF is a CIA MK-Ultra Op.
RANSON was also a member of the “truth seeking clan” led by Nicholas Bredimus who I write about here. According to RANSON’s own online lamentations, BREDIMUS had arranged the interview he gave for the New Zealand article linked above.
Today, it is Christine GRALOW who arranges his interviews.
Connecting Disconnected Dots
By using charged language, such as “cult leader” and “disciple”, GRALOW forms associations that lead people to imagine that Butler has mystical mind-control powers… as if he has a psychic bond with everyone who has learned his Yoga philosophy… as if everything such a Yoga practitioner does, is done so because of this psychic bond.
She leads one to imagine that there exists a nefarious mind-hive under his supernatural spell, in which Tulsi Gabbard should be held accountable for what another Yoga practitioner does, even if she doesn’t know the person, and even if it happened on the other side of the world, or before she was even born.
As a former professor of journalism, Christine GRALOW should know all about how dishonest these rhetorical devices are… which makes me question her motives and integrity.
[25MAR2019 Note: GRALOW informed me that she spent a year researching the story before she started writing it. This contradicts her previous claims about starting her investigation after she was “stalked” by “Butler devotees” for daring to ask Tulsi about her trip to Syria. If her new claim is true, this would mean she started her investigation no later than the 2016 election cycle, long before Tulsi even went to Syria. In her ‘Open Letter to the ACLU’, she claims an entirely different motive: That she started investigating the group because she found them “interesting”, and barely knew who Tulsi was at the time.]
[30APR2019 Note: Contradicting herself once again, GRALOW claims that she has “years of experience” in dealing with the Gabbard PR Team.]
GRALOW often says that “the cult” is trying to silence her with accusations of fomenting Hinduphobia. These accusations are not without merit. Here’s one example of that xenophobia from comments posted to her blog, from a woman who is now terrified of her Hindu neighbors since reading GRALOW’s hit pieces:
“I often wondered where they got their money. They don’t work, their kids run the lane all day and seem to have no respect for their neighbors. This is a sad day for Kailua. Aloha and welcome is something they do not respect. I know all to well of the problems of these people. They moved in about 15 years ago and now [note from girlyGRRRL: It is only “now” that she starts to feel they are a threat] they are trying to get rid of everyone who is not of their cult in my lane. I had to get a camera to show what is going on around my house. I feel invaded. I feel I have to protect myself. Cars go in and out of the lane more than 30 times a day. They must be wealthy , they all have 2 new cars and are able to pay the high rent without working. I was open and friendly at first, now I am tired of people coming in and trying to make you feel like you don’t belong. I will not move!”
Another reader (Rama RANSON) commented:
“So I have suspicions wether [sic] this cult has any connections to the “deep state”, wether [sic] it was the project of an intelligence agency all along …”
To which, GRALOW replied:
“Several readers – including a former Butler disciple – have emailed regarding MKUltra …”
25MAR2019: Added reader comments from GRALOW’s blog. [1, 2]
25MAR2019: Added paragraph about “long form journalism”.
25MAR2019: Added comments about cult conspiracy forum.
25MAR2019: Corrected errors pointed out by GRALOW related to the age of the Civil Beat article, and removed a poorly worded and confusing statement about how the article fact-checks GRALOW’s work.
26MAR2018: Corrected hippy commune era dates after checking a few things with local historians.
26MAR2019: Added info about the Buddhafields.
16APR2019: Added Twitter thread link with more info about referenced cult conspiracy forums.
Republicans (to each other): “We don’t have a racist problem. MAGA radicals are fringe. Ignore the Dems. They think everything we do is racist.”
Democrats (to each other): “We don’t have a socialist problem. Green radicals are fringe. Ignore the GOP. They think everything we do is socialist.”
MAGA: “Join our WINNING party line! Build the Wall to save us from invasion!”
Greens: “Join our WINNING party line! Built the Green War Machine to save us from extinction!”
MAGA to the common man: “The wall is the ONLY way to deal with the migrant crisis. Those who tell you otherwise don’t care about your safety. They wish you harm!”
Greens to the common man: “The Green War Machine is the ONLY way to deal with the climate crisis. Those who tell you otherwise don’t care about your safety. They wish you harm!”
MAGA Coalition: “Vote for our agenda, or be PRIMARIED. OUT with the ESTABLISHMENT! The people are with US!”
Green Coalition: “Vote for our agenda, or be PRIMARIED. OUT with the ESTABLISHMENT! The people are with US!”
Both sides: “All or Nothing. This is an existential crisis. Our lives depend on it. Take no prisoners!”
Most American politicians seem to think they need to stoke existential crisis and run their political campaigns as if they’re mobilizing us for war… against each other. But seriously… I think most of us are sick and tired of this bullshit. We are exhausted. We would welcome a politician who isn’t trying to amp us up. We want someone who will reassure us that everything will be okay… someone who will say, “We’ve got this.”
Here’s what I realize. American voter turn out is a lot lower than most democratic countries. We usually only show up at the polls if we think something is wrong and we want someone to fix it. The MAGA machine understood this. They looked for and identified pain points they could exploit and trigger a movement with. And right now, the Democratic party is doing the same fucking thing.
Pain points. Politics isn’t just trying to influence us anymore… they are making us hurt. And they are making us hurt each other. On purpose.
I’m so fed up with this shit.
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Whereas, the elimination of fossil fuels would provide opportunity to oil rich nations to repurpose petroleum for textile manufacturing within their own countries, improving the lives of their own people;
Whereas, our own oil reserves may be repurposed for textile industries as well, boosting our own economy;
Whereas, the elimination of the fossil fuel industry would reduce government corruption, and would release monies horded by the fossil fuel industry into the public sphere, thus contributing to the wealth of our people, improving upward mobility, and would thus restore the American Dream;
Let it be resolved…
That a committee be formed to explore issues of safety, regulation, viability, advancement, and employment of these non-renewable technologies, in consideration of all types of extreme weather, and to explore how we can best collaborate on related projects with the rest of the world;
That hearings be held with experts in relevant fields to help us establish a net-zero carbon energy network that includes these reasonable non-renewable solutions, with consideration of how carbon-scrubbing technology can alleviate public panic by extending initial target dead-lines from twelve, to at least thirty years;
“Democratic” Socialists have long used countries like Norway as evidence that socialism works. And it’s really nice to see that people are starting to point out that the Nordic Model is actually social democracy, not socialism. But now… in an attempt to save their narrative, the Democratic Socialists are pretending that social democracy is all they want.
The point that we, Liberals, are trying to make, when we remind people that the Nordic Model isn’t socialism… is that Democratic Socialists need to stop comparing what they’re trying to do with the Nordic Model… because what they are pushing for isn’t anything like the Nordic Model at all.
I am all for us giving the Nordic Model a try. Tax funded education, healthcare, and pensions? Let’s do it. But social democracy doesn’t aim to abolish capitalism or replace private industry with public ownership like Democratic Socialism does. Those who claim that these political ideologies are the same thing are either naïve or being dishonest.
Why is it that socialists can only defend themselves by pretending to be something different? If socialism is so great, why aren’t they defending it for what it is, instead of pretending it’s something different?
But… capitalism literally kills? Someone forgot to tell the Nords. They’re still capitalists, and have somehow managed to survive.
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Kamala Harris was asked, on the View, if she thought that AOC and the “socialist left” could splinter the Democratic Party.
In defense of the introduction of socialist ideas, she said that: Defending a premise, requires one to “reexamine” and question whether the premise is still relevant… whether it has impact and meaning… and if we are not able to defend the merits of the status quo… then let’s explore new ideas.
Even if I’m wrong about how this might mean that she is questioning the merit and relevancy of democracy, I’m pretty sure that this definitely means that she thinks socialism is worth considering.
She followed that up with a brief comment about us having stuff in common… then gave a nod to the existential climate crisis and how we’re running out of time.
All of the democratic candidates seem to be using the same talking points. They all say that climate change is an existential crisis. They’re all beating drums for the Green War Machine. They’re all using the language of intersectionality to rally for the cause of environmental justice.
Was there a DNC meeting, in which these talking points were given to them as the new party lines? If so… I’d really like to know who came up with the idea, because these things are triggering a value shift for the Left… the same way Trump’s migrant horde did for the Right. They’re smashing our democracy, without even knowing it.
I was once “all in” for Kamala. But after this? I’m out.
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After everything I wrote here, people are still sending me messages to insist that Tulsi Gabbard is an Assad apologist.
So… I am right about this or that accusation being a total lie, but…
“She once said that she didn’t believe he is responsible for the chemical attacks, and that proves that she supports him.”
I challenged those people to show me an actual statement from her about this. Turns out, one does not exist. I was sent this, instead:
“So she didn’t say he didn’t do it. But she did say that if he was found guilty of it, she would be the first to call for his execution. Well, he’s been found guilty, and she hasn’t called for his execution. So there… she supports him.”
While y’all accuse her of protecting Assad, the reality is that she called for him to be put on trial… but that fell on deaf ears, and no such trial ever happened. People really need to start paying attention to her actual words and actions, instead of all the journo mansplaining, and troll hyperbole that’s being planted on her behalf.
It is mind-blowing to discover just how much OpEd journalism is wrecking our realities.
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“No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” — The US Constitution
Once people realize that Tulsi is neither an Assadist nor a Putin-lover, and once they’ve overcome their Hinduphobia, there’s usually one more thing that they still want to rail against Tulsi over: “Anti-gay” religious beliefs that she expressed when she was a LOT younger. A video of her when she just 15-years-old (back when most of America was against gay marriage) has served as particularly inflammatory.
Tulsi has apologized for her younger comments and says her views have changed. But whether she does or doesn’t still believe (as a lot of Christians and Muslims do) that homosexuality is a sin, is really not any of our business. What matters, is that she believes in the separation of church and state, and her voting record proves that she does.
She has been a strong advocate for LGBT rights, and even helped overturn the Defense of Marriage Act that Clinton enacted, and that she herself once rallied for when she was younger.
People present Tulsi’s history as if it’s new news… as if it is some hidden dirty secret that they’ve uncovered. But the truth is that Tulsi was very open about her history when she first ran for congress. A large part of her platform included a heartfelt apology to the LGBT community, and a promise to correct the injustices of intolerance that she once engaged in. She recognized she was once part of the problem, and she asked her community to elect her to make things right, and be part of the solution. She kept, and continues to keep her promise. Her path of redemption has included setting the nation upon its own path of redemption… and I applaud her for it.
I personally don’t think she still thinks homosexuality is a sin… but if she does, she has proven herself capable of religious tolerance… which would make her a lot more liberal than so-called progressives, who are growing more authoritarian every day. And that is what is happening here. Progressives are beginning to define a group morality, with zero tolerance for deviation. They are turning into monsters, not unlike those they claim to fight. They who would condemn Tulsi’s religious beliefs as a disqualifier for office are the real bigots.
“But… her religious views are too extreme to tolerate!” You know what’s super interesting? Not only is this unconstitutional, but it is as well exactly the sort of “progressive” thinking used to justify dictatorships in the Middle East. You know… the kind y’all keep saying, all the live long day, that we need to topple? Is that really what y’all want for our nation? I certainly hope not. It’s a free country. Let’s keep it that way, shall we?
The other day, I wrote about why I no longer think that Tulsi Gabbard is an Assadist, and about how I am pretty sure that pro-Russia folk have been running a reverse psychology Op, to get us to hate her. Now… after doing more research on her… I think I know why they would do such a thing.
For all the praise she’s getting from the far right and far left for being the anti-intervention candidate… which previously led me to believe that she’s bought into the isolationist anti- American Imperialism thing… she actually isn’t an isolationist at all. What she is, is anti- regime change war. A lot of people really don’t understand the difference. The isolationists have been pretending to be peace-mongers for so long, that when someone who actually does mean to wage peace comes along, we have trouble realizing it.
I’d like to write more about that, but later. Right now… I feel like I need to get a few distracting things out of the way:
She is not a conservative homophobe. When she says that she has grown up, and no longer believes in anti-gay policies, I believe her… because her congressional record shows that she’s been working for, and not against, LGBT rights.
She is not a Hindu Nationalist. In fact… after meeting with Modi (on a fact finding mission), she said:
The religious group she is involved with is not a “weird cult”. I called my cousins who live in Waianae (where Tulsi allegedly engaged in cult activities) and they laughed when I asked about it… telling me that the whole thing is a smear job started by two conservatives who are really pissed that Tulsi no longer advocates against gay rights.
Anti-Kremlin folk, like me, who previously disregarded her as a Putin Puppet should really take a closer look at her… because she would actually not be good for the Kremlin at all… and it would actually be in their best interest for her to fail.
She is the only candidate who acknowledges that we are engaged in a Cold War with Russia. Did you hear that? She didn’t call it “election meddling”. She didn’t make it all about Trump “collusion”. And she didn’t try to brush it aside with nonsense about how the existential climate crisis should be the only thing we focus on. She calls what is happening between us and Russia, “a New Cold War”. And she wants to put an end to it.
And just in case you’re wondering if that, by “ending” the New Cold War, she might mean appeasement… think again. Because Tulsi was the one who pushed for the US to supply weapons and financing to Ukraine, and she’s been calling for the revival of Iron Curtain policies since 2014.
“We cannot stand by while Russia unilaterally degrades Ukraine’s territorial integrity. We must offer direct military assistance—defensive weapons, military supplies and training—to ensure Ukraine has adequate resources to respond to Russia’s aggressions and defend themselves. We cannot view Ukraine as an isolated incident. If we do not take seriously the threat of thinly veiled Russian aggression, and commit to aiding the people of Ukraine immediately, we will find ourselves in a more dangerous, expensive and disastrous situation in the future.” — Tulsi Gabbard (2014)
Corrections 10FEB2019: Changed, because I wrote it oddly and my original meaning wasn’t clear: “She is not a member of a weird religious cult.” to, “The religious group she is involved with is not a “weird cult”.”
I haven’t spoke very highly of Tulsi Gabbard in the past. Assadist. Hindu nationalist. Bigoted conservative. Trump appeaser. Isolationist. Useful idiot who helped derail the democratic party during the last presidential election. Left-wing darling of the alt-right. Bannon’s not-so-secret political crush. These are some of the unkind words I’ve said of the congresswoman from Hawaii.
My impression of her only got worse after she announced that she’s running for president… because the Nazis… literal Nazis, like Richard Spencer… and other white supremacists like David Duke… they all came out to sing her praises. So did the socialists. So did Russian state TV. And the vicious Bernie Bros? They’re out in full force… Berning for Tulsi.
But then… I came upon weird chatter on the dark web that sort of threw me for a loop.
“The Deep State military industrial complex is doing some reverse psychology. They’ve got their MSM mocking birds trashing her so people will actually like her.”
While publicly endorsing her, the Russophile NazBols are privately talking about how liberal operatives are trashing her to trick them into liking her. Which made me wonder… have the baddies actually been running a Reverse PsyOp on us… throwing down Russian and Nazi support… to get us to not like her?
I began to wonder if my impression of her was rooted in reality… or if I had fallen for propaganda. When did I start disliking her… and why? And I remembered… I started hating on Tulsi back when I followed Louise Mensch on Twitter… before I started suspecting Mensch of alt-right sock-puppetry.
Mensch has always had the most vile things to say about Tulsi… telling people that she’s a Kremlin operative… going on and on about her secret trip to visit Assad… implying something treasonous was going on. I stopped listening to Mensch a long time ago… yet the bad impression she had painted of Tulsi stuck with me.
And all that talk about how the trip was paid for by a group linked to a Pro-Assad nationalist terror group? What those articles fail to mention is the fact that Kucinich made all the arrangements.
Also… she had not planned to meet with Assad. Her plans, were to meet with the people, including refugees and opposition leaders… and she did… to learn firsthand about what was going on in Syria, so she could make informed decisions as a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees.
None of that sounds nefarious or treasonous to me. In fact… it seems quite thoughtful. And after searching for days, despite the hundreds of hit pieces that accuse her of being an Assad apologist, I could not find a single statement from her that actually expressed praise or support for Assad.
Kucinich is the shill who is always talking about what a good guy Assad is. Why isn’t anyone giving him crap? Why isn’t anyone giving Pelosi crap? Pelosi came back from Syria gushing over Assad, insisting that we can trust him.
I also discovered evidence of her long standing support for one of Assad’s most formidable enemies: The Kurds. And not just with words, but in tangible, meaningful ways.
So why was she so bothered by Trump taking military action against Assad? She believes that Trump should not be able to launch military action without congressional approval… and that he should not try to justify military action without even trying to present congress with evidence. I agree with her on this. 100%. Personally, I think that Russia could be the actual culprits.
And if that alone wasn’t enough to completely convinced me… her showing up to this year’s State of the Union Address with a high ranking SDF leader did. Would an Assadist have a close enough relationship to an SDF leader, to even ask her to be her guest? I think not.
And here’s the kicker… when I took the time to research her congressional record on Russia… Tulsi is a Russia Hawk. The most hawkish I’ve ever seen among today’s politicians. Putin’s puppet? More like Putin’s worst nightmare. She has been a thorn in his side as a congresswoman… imagine what she would do as President? Just… holy shit.
I really think that many have jumped to the wrong conclusion about this… about her trip to Syria… based on preconceived notions due to her endorsement of Bernie the Russophile. And some may have easily mischaracterized her because of Hillary.
I think it is totally fucked up that journalists are giving her grief over refusing to recognize Assad as an enemy or adversary of the United States. How the fuck can she say yes to either? Especially since, according to the legal definitions of these terms, he is officially neither? Such a declaration from a military officer or any of the presidential candidates would have serious repercussions for our country… It would be tantamount to a declaration of war.
She may not be willing to make such a serious and consequential declaration… but I’m pretty sure she is not an Assadist.
And just case you were wondering about what she actually talked to Assad about:
As far as the other things I’ve said about her? I don’t know yet. I still have a lot of research left to do.
Related thread on Twitter:
1/ So… Fact checking this guy's mega thread, w/ which many are basing their Tulsi-Assad narrative. He & I were once on good terms, back when my interactions w/ him were limited to bashing socialism. But he blocked me when I called him ignorant for saying Bhakti Yoga is a cult.
There is no doubt that unmanageable debt was the trigger for their existential crisis, but I don’t think that alone would have been enough to cause the fall of the Weimar Republic.
Economic depression was experienced just about everywhere at the time, and many Western democracies (including our own) were able to overcome their hardships by transitioning into social democracies.
Social democracy was also being considered in the Weimar Republic. But it never took hold. Instead, their government was overthrown, their democracy replaced with totalitarianism, and they became Nazi Germany.
Smashing the State from Within
I don’t think this would have happened, if the Nazis had not formed a large, uncompromising coalition of illiberal and anti-democracy politicians, who successfully worked to undermine, and to destroy their state from within.
Turning Democracy Upon Itself
I don’t think the saboteurs could have gotten away with what they did without the support of the people… which they had… because the people had learned to distrust the state, and saw its destruction as the product of their own will.
But even with this distrust… I don’t think the people would have actually wanted to smash the state, if they held a strong belief in democracy. Unfortunately… they had grown to instead believe that liberalism and democracy was to blame for all of their problems.
Leading and Following into Battle
These anti-liberal and anti-democracy perspectives would not have taken hold of their society without an actual shift in values… toward authoritarianism. People don’t just give up their values, if they have nothing to replace them with.
Something to Fight For
For the Weimar Republic, this shift happened as their society grew more militant in response to both external threats and domestic culture war… which made them value, more than democratic freedoms, what kept them mobilized and battle-ready.
As I see it, this was the progression of the Weimar Republic’s downfall… This was how their society was conditioned, and prepared, to abandon the freedoms of democracy for totalitarianism. And all the while… the people thought they were fighting for something good… even for freedom itself.
Sadly… I see all of these things unfolding in our own country, on both sides of the political spectrum. And I worry… since political campaigns now engage in such fierce political warfare… that the upcoming presidential elections will make matters even worse.
What can we do about this?
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I keep meaning to write a thoughtful post about cultural warfare strategy, but… honestly… micro-blogging on Twitter has wrecked my writing skills a lot more than power-blogging on Blogger once did. The subject matter, however, feels too important to not write about right now. And so… instead of ruminating over this for weeks, I’ll start with a reading list and few brief notes about who I believe are the greatest threat to liberalism at the moment.
In my opinion, our oldest, and strongest enemy are they who FDR called the Economic Royalists, who now identify themselves as cultural conservatives, or as the new/alt/trad-right. I think they should be called the Remnants of the Slave Masters. If you’ve ever wondered why some conservatives let Russia get away with what they do… it’s because they share the same goals for America. They are the enemies within… which is what makes them our greatest threat.
Some refer to them as the Christian-Right. Personally, I resist calling them this. Besides being Christian myself, I know a lot of decent Christians who call themselves conservative, and who aren’t evil bastards like these people. In my opinion, the trad-right are more Anti-Christ than actually Christian… a topic that really deserves its own separate entry.
The following is a list of what I have found extremely useful for understanding their agenda and political strategy. Their primary strategist is William Lind… co-founder of the Heritage Foundation.
Cultural Marxism (A Primer). Please read all the materials linked on that page, and at least the first chapter of Breivik’s lengthy manifesto. These articles and resources reveal the history of this group, their ideology of inequality, and how they radicalize people and grow their base.
Cultural Conservatism Toward a new National Agenda. This book, crafted by William Lind, reveals their strategy for co-opting Christianity and turning Christians against liberalism. Equally important, it reveals their policy goals… which they’ve disguised as the promotion of Christian values. These policies are extremely anti-feminist, by the way. They seem to be more afraid of independent women, than they are of minorities.
Victoria: A Novel of Fourth Generation War. Also written by Lind, under a pseudonym which he recently owned up to. Don’t bother with free e-versions of this book… chapters were left out of those. Reading the book reviews, you’ll see many complain about how this is such a strangely written novel that does more tell than show. The book is “strangely” written, because it isn’t actually a “novel”. Rather, it is a game-plan for re-establishing America as a slave state, disguised as a novel. Lind would say, that this piece is a “prediction”. But in my view, prophecies that include plans and strategies of self-fulfillment aren’t actually “predictions” … they’re conspiracies.
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution. Since he often spews their rhetoric, I’ve suspected Tucker Carlson of being trad-right. This recent book of his confirms it for me. The works listed above are pretty old, and many of the trad-right goals have been met since they were written. Tucker Carlson’s Ship of Fools serves as a sort of, current State of the Union address for the trad-right community… as well as a recruitment tool. Like Lind, Carlson “predicts” civil war, and the replacement of democracy with authoritarianism in America.
While reading through all of the above, you might notice that their ideology is outwardly Nazi, but inwardly socialist/communist. I was initially confused by this, but… think about it…
Early socialist groups in America were deeply rooted in Christianity, and they even called themselves Christian Socialists.
National-Bolshevism amounts to socialism for the in-group, at the expense of out-groups.
Bertrand Russell once said that Bolshevism needed to adopt religious fanaticism in order to be successful, and it seems that contemporary socialists are heeding his advice.
One more item you may be interested in for research purposes… not actually from the American trad-right, but what looks to be what is being used to forge relationships between Russian and American trad-right groups… the Christo-Fascist writings of Codreanu.
Something that I think is very important to consider when crafting counter-strategy against the trad-right: I really don’t think that they can accomplish their goals without the support of Christians… and the anti-abortion issue is their main tool for Christian recruitment.
That’s all for now. Good luck! And, please drop me a line if you’d like to share ideas.
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Most alt-right “true” believers are anti-Trump socialists. Richard Spencer, leader of the alt-right, even very recently publicly said that he is a Bernie supporter… Don’t be fooled by the Alt-Right. They are anti-West, anti-Democracy, anti-Liberty. And not just un-American, but anti-American. If you don’t believe me, go watch the full speech Spencer gave at Auburn University recently. (link)
Here’s his main speech… full of outrage triggering Nazi rhetoric:
And here’s the Q&A session, in which he reveals his socialist views:
Know what I’ve noticed about the illiberal right and left? They share the same agenda. The Green New Deal promoted by “democratic” socialists, and Trump’s economic nationalism1 actually compliment each other… because they both promote socialism. Leftist anti-war rhetoric and the right-wing’s America First policies both promote isolationism. Social Justice Warriors on both sides of the aisle… the hyper-vigilant anti-fascists who impose group-morality, and the fascists who promote group-think… they both promote collectivism.
Think about it. The goals of each, compliment the other. Put democratic socialism and national socialism together… and you’ll see that there is no need for either side to compromise. They fit together like hand and glove. And if they ever do come together, we’ll end up with National Bolshevism… and the end of liberal democracy.
If I’m harder on the left than the right at the moment, it’s because I’m on that side of the aisle. For the last two years, we’ve been telling Republicans that if they don’t agree with their loudest, most visible members, then they need to speak up. And that’s exactly what I’m doing… speaking out against things I think are going wrong in my own party.
If you have doubts about whether “economic nationalism” is meant to be socialist, please watch Steve Bannon’s October 2017 GOP speech, when speaking of economic nationalism and he says: “Why nationalism? It works for China.”
A lot of people are really upset with those Catholic school boys who allegedly harassed a native American elder in DC the other day. And they’re pissed off at Robby Soave for coming to their defense. But I’m happy he is doing this, and I totally agree with him.
Sharing this one more time before I step away: those who called for the Covington kids to be doxed, shamed, expelled, etc., participated in a massive rush to judgment that is largely unsupported by the facts. https://t.co/oJFab00xIB
I watched the videos, and I really don’t think they did anything wrong. But don’t take my word for it. Go ahead and see for yourself.
It looks to me, like… They were doing the “tomahawk chop dance” before the Native American elder even entered the scene. It looks to be a school cheer… and they did a lot of them, in response to the Black Hebrew Israelites who were trying to provoke them. They weren’t mocking the elder… He walked over to them, and offered up a drum beat to go with their cheers.
Now… don’t get it twisted. I am one who thinks that the white civil rights movement is stupid… because whites already have civil rights. I also see it as a dirty trick that means to reestablish and maintain white privilege. I am 100% against white supremacy. I am also 100% against black supremacy. I am 100% against systematic master/slave dichotomies, and I am against all forms of relative group morality.
If, in spite of all the evidence, you’re still trying to find reasons to persecute the Covington Catholic Schoolboys, if you haven’t raised an eyebrow over the BHI, and if you call yourself a liberal… I implore you to spend some time in self-reflection.
And, yes… I said, “persecution”.
“I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again… calling for private citizens to get fired, kicked out of school, & ostracized for doing things that they have a legal RIGHT to do, no matter how much we disagree w/ their actions, is wrong. This vigilante justice crap needs to stop.” — @girlyGRRRL
It’s one thing to expose propagandists, terrorists, and influencers who mean us harm. And I think we should certainly confront assholes whenever we encounter them in real life. But I think it’s malicious and terribly illiberal to publicly humiliate and call for the shunning of a private citizen… because we don’t like the way they behave.
“Ostracism is a totally illiberal concept. But then, again, you’re a socialist, right? Thus you have no problem with collectivism and the community voting to determine your every action for you. Just one of the ways socialism and liberalism are incompatible.” — @girlyGRRRL
Yes, I understand that we want to eradicate systematic racism… but do you realize you are asking schools, employers, and communities to monitor, control, and decide the private lives of their employees and members? Do you realize you are holding trials of public opinion to determine a perfect stranger’s destiny? Do you realize, that you are actually killing self-determination with this bullshit? There is nothing liberal about this. Liberalism is supposed to be about overcoming systems of oppression… not imposing new ones. Seriously, people… think about it. Can y’all stop acting like the monsters the radical right accuses us of being? It’s embarrassing.
If you have the time, I highly recommend this lecture… about tolerance. In my opinion… if we remember that tolerance is about patience, it makes things a lot easier.
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Seriously. Was this created by someone who actually advocates for male chauvinism? Because I don’t think this is how most liberals actually think. It is, however, definitely how the anti-PC collective thinks of us: As overprotective parents who coddle our children, instead of teaching them to be strong… and as needy women who demand protection, instead of learning to hold our own.
Is this the best a man can get? This question, followed by exaggerated slights and contrived examples of how to “act right”… It’s fucking oppressive. If I were a trad operative, this is exactly the type of asymmetric propaganda piece I would create to convince people that liberalism means to turn us into a nation of emasculated pussies.
What would a real liberal piece about toxic masculinity be like? It certainly wouldn’t portray it as if it simply amounted to being less than a gentleman… and it certainly wouldn’t treat the violence of it as if it amounted to schoolboy roughhousing. Toxic masculinity isn’t just about being an ill-mannered, ignorant, dick. It is a self-centered morality that ruthlessly seeks conquest. It is a lifestyle of brutality… capable of utter humiliation, rape, and even murder.
So… fuck you, Gillette. Take your faux feminism and shove it… along with your lady razors, priced twice as much as those you create for the more masculine population.
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What an interesting indictment coming from Dugin shill, Michael Millerman. I wonder… is he, or Dugin, supposed to be Socrates here? And why? Because they use the Socratic method to incite youth to rebellion? Yet, they don’t challenge authority as Socrates did… they fight for authoritarianism. They don’t challenge the Old Gods… they fight to restore them. They don’t advocate for change… they fight for Old World traditions. They are devolutionists, whose ways mean to spiral us into chaos and barbarism. They are the antithesis to Socrates… and they are the ones who would have cast the first stones at Socrates’ execution.
In the thirties, a group of financial elites who did not appreciate the new liberal effort to eliminate social and economic disparities attempted to overthrow the government. Read: When the Bankers Plotted to Overthrow FDR
FDR called them Economic Royalists, and often warned that they would rear their heads again. Read: FDR’s Acceptance Speech
The Heritage Foundation then formed various organizations for the purpose of setting their strategies in motion. One of these organizations was the (now defunct) Free Congress Foundation.
“Free Congress Foundation is politically conservative, but it is more than that: it is also culturally conservative. Most think tanks talk about tax rates or the environment or welfare policy and occasionally we do also. But our main focus is on the Culture War. Will America return to the culture that made it great, our traditional, Judeo-Christian, Western culture? Or will we continue the long slide into the cultural and moral decay of political correctness? If we do, America, once the greatest nation on earth, will become no less than a third world country.” (link)
It was the Free Congress that came up with the idea to frame “political correctness” as an ideology and liberal conspiracy to destroy Christianity and Western culture. Read: History of Political Correctness
Andrew Breivik further developed the conspiracy theory as Cultural Marxism and claimed that it targeted the white race specifically, with goals of Western Islamization. Read: The Breivik Manifesto
Consensus on the Hill was that Russia is doing this to disrupt our energy market, but I disagree. Here’s what I’ve noticed about politicians (like Jill Stein, and AOC) who are involved with these groups.
They show little to no concern over Russian active measures.
They push for isolationist foreign policies of non-intervention.
I am not suggesting that any of these people are Kremlin agents… not at all. But the fact that their agendas support Russian objectives merits concern and reflection.
While our strategists and liberal intelligentsia contemplate the various ways that we’re being fucked with, I think it is very important that we remember that Russia’s very first goal for America, was to convert us to socialism.
“The Communist theory of international affairs is exceedingly simple. The revolution foretold by Marx, which is to abolish capitalism throughout the world, happened to begin in Russia, though Marxian theory would seem to demand that it should begin in America.” — Bertrand Russell
A little known fact, is that the term “American Exceptionalism” was actually coined by Stalin to describe how we are the exception to Marxist theory. The usual methods for provoking a proletariat uprising don’t work on us… and Gorbechev actually predicted that “climate alarmism” is what would do the trick.
If you haven’t already read the text of the Green New Deal, please do. And do so, with the knowledge that it was written by the Sunrise Movement, and that there’s a good chance that the Sunrise Movement may be a Kremlin Op.
It’s been easy for us to recognize and condemn the ways active measures have manipulated those on the Right side of the political spectrum, but we have failed to acknowledge the ways we are being manipulated on the Left as well.
The Right has been tricked into attacking aspects of democracy which they’ve been conditioned into viewing as threats to conservatism and the American way of life. Similarly, the Left is being tricked into attacking aspects of democracy which they’ve been conditioned into viewing as threats to the environment and human existence. In both cases, existential crisis has served as the triggering mechanism.
Many of us have been worried about how a fifth column might exist in the right-wing of politics… a fifth column which intends a soft coup that would fundamentally change our constitutional form of government. But most of us have totally missed how the very same thing is happening in the left-wing.
The currently proposed Green New Deal calls for us to mobilize the nation against climate change, the same way we did during World War II. I’d like to remind people that our constitution had to be suspended for that Total War Machine. And the same thing would have to happen today for the Green War Machine, because it as well calls for the government to control our means of production. If that were to happen… it would mean that the “non-binding” resolution currently known as the Green New Deal would supersede our constitution for at least ten years.
Personally, I’m all for saving the environment… but do we really have to sacrifice democracy to do it? I don’t think so… and I hope we don’t.
During a recent interview, Nancy PELOSI said that she thinks President TRUMP would like to abolish congress. This is something I’ve suspected for quite some time, and I am so relieved that someone on Capital Hill is now watching for any trends in that direction. And while her critics say that she is nuts, and that there is zero evidence that President TRUMP is planning to impose martial law… I posit that prepping the nation for martial law is exactly what TRUMP’s social media director and the propagandists over at InfoWars have been doing with their #QAnon project.
Take a look around social media, and you’ll discover people who are not only expecting martial law, but who are also quite joyful about it. Who in their right mind would actually want martial law in America? That’s the thing about propaganda… it seeds viral ideas that shape perspectives, tricking people into wanting what would be normally unacceptable. These people aren’t actually cheering for martial law… They’re cheering for how they believe it will be used to purge our government, and our nation, of a Cabal of the worst evil their minds can imagine.
I mentioned here that the #PedoGate thing is reminiscent of the Moral Panic that plagued America at the height of the Cold War. Know what else sounds really familiar to me? All this talk about a Cabal… which I had totally forgotten about until Trump revived Soviet Cold War propaganda about Afghanistan. That was enough to set off an alarm in my Cold Warrior mind… but when I noticed that certain right-wing propagandists are actually starting to talk crap about Reagan, I was convinced: #QAnon is a continuation of the Soviet’s Octopus propaganda project.
Prior to invading Afghanistan, the Soviets kicked their active measures into high gear and started gaining ground in Central America and the Middle East. In response, our country launched extremely aggressive counter-measures. In summary: We used every resource at our disposal to indirectly demoralize the hell out of them. Right or wrong, our efforts successfully led to the downfall of the Soviet Union… but not before having to fight a few Cold War battles on American soil.
Besides Soviet spies, co-opted businessmen, and turncoat politicians, we had a lot of propaganda to deal with… but two things initially worked in our favor. First: Propaganda was easier to keep track of and counter. Second: The CIA was allowed to do more on American soil, making it a lot easier to fight the bad guys. Much of the Soviet propaganda effort was meant to destroy these two advantages.
They demonized our CIA as a force of untethered power, with tentacles reaching into every aspect of society… and they claimed that we would see the end of freedom if it ever fell into the wrong hands.
They claimed that those “wrong hands” were brought into our government by the Reagan administration… who they claimed was using those “tentacles” to control the enemies of their evil Cabal.
They claimed that the Cabal had conspired with the CIA to provoke the Soviet Union into invading Afghanistan. They claimed that this was done to malign the Soviet image, and to justify attacks against them… which had to be done because the Soviets were all that prevented the power-lusting Cabal from establishing their New World Order.
Interestingly, one could call the whole thing an elaborate piece of Whataboutism… since our own government had likened the Soviet Union to an Octopus, whose tentacles aimed to strangle the entire world into submission. Unfortunately, the Soviet’s Octopus propaganda campaign was largely successful… and paranoia about government overreach eventually led to a complete prohibition of CIA activities on US soil, and to the end of the Fairness Doctrine (which had been effective at thwarting propaganda).
What made their campaign so effective, was that it actually had a basis in reality. The CIA certainly is a powerful global organization, and it could be used to do evil things if it ever fell under the control of evil people. And the United States certainly did establish a New World Order at the end of World War II, with which we wield a ridiculous amount of power… and we could do a lot of damage to the world if we don’t wield that power responsibly.
Today, it’s QAnon who revives the myth of the Cabal, and they’re using it to malign the FBI, the same way the Soviets once did the CIA. And it’s quite astounding… the way they’re using the myth to justify evil crap that they’re accusing the Cabal of doing in the first place… how they intend to stop the Cabal, who they claim are out to destroy American freedoms, by declaring martial law, which would suspend American freedoms.
No matter how you look at this thing… Trump and his ilk are evil bastards. If they’re not really planning a military Junta, then they’ve orchestrated an elaborate and devastating con job on the American public. If they really are attempting a military Junta… that would mean that they are conspiring to overthrow the government, for the purpose of violating civil rights. The fact that the first three phases of “The Plan” has been accomplished and Trump is currently working on the fourth makes me think that the latter is what’s going on.
But why? I’ve searched my heart and soul for reasons, and have come up with nothing good. Perhaps this is all a desperate and selfish attempt to escape criminal prosecution… from either his known crimes, or ones he fears the Kremlin might expose him for. Or maybe he is motivated by a sense of relative moral duty… and hopes to purge America of its non-Americans. And I can’t help but also wonder if he, himself, has fallen victim to Russian propaganda. That he repeats Kremlin narratives certainly suggests that he has adopted Russian Truth.
Maybe I’m wrong, and I certainly hope so. Maybe all he wants to do is build his stupid wall. But if I’m right… I hope that the GOP hasn’t entirely lost their minds, and that they will help stop him.
The article above states that they feel such measures are necessary since the border problem has worsened. However, actual number of illegal crossings suggest the situation has not only not worsened, but has improved since 2016. So what’s the real reason for this “national emergency”?
This whole thing is making the #QAnon Qult break dance. Specifically, they are cheering on the prospect of Trump declaring martial law to build the wall… just like Q said he would. Here’s Jerome Corsi, “decoding” Q’s message, revealing critical stages of “The Plan”. He deleted the original, but a fan saved and reposted part of it:
Summary: Trump hid funding for the wall in the defense spending omnibus and intends to have the wall built by the military, who he will engage by declaring martial law… and while he’s at it, he will use martial law to command military tribunals and summary executions of the Cabal.
At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, I’ve been warning people about this for a while. The #QAnon thing is not a LARP. It’s an active measures Op meant to garner support for a military Junta, and to provoke uprising… and I am certain that Trump is actually behind the whole thing. If you haven’t already read my previous post about #QAnon, please do so now… and please watch the last video posted on that entry, in which Jerome CORSI explains why martial law is required for TRUMP to be able to prosecute the alleged Cabal.
“The Plan” aka “Operation Red Castle”
I am not an investigative reporter… I have a 24/7 career that prevents me from dedicating enough time to expose all of this in a more detailed fashion, but… here is a summary of “The Plan” that I’ve witnessed unfolding in #QAnon discourses. When things actually started coming true, I grew concerned.
Declaring martial law to authorize the military for building the wall, mass immigration round ups, and military tribunals against the alleged Cabal (which happens to include Deep State Operatives).
If Trump really is behind this… if there really is a conspiracy… it means he has no intention of re-opening the government. In fact, the government shut-down would make it easier for him to accomplish all of this. And while their interpretation of law is kinda sketchy… now that the courts have been stacked in Trump’s favor… who could stop him? And if he isn’t orchestrating this plot, why hasn’t he denounced it? He watches InfoWars and must know what they’re saying.
Congress needs to get their shit together… and soon.
Someone should ask OMAROSA if all of this sounds like “The Plan” she learned of while working in the White House.
Someone should also ask Lindsey GRAHAM about why the hell he was asking KAVANAUGH about military tribunals. Is he in on this plot?
I also need to point out, that Trump has already quietly declared a national emergency to deal w/ traitors (recall, that he has been accusing Dems and the Deep State of doing things the EO says are to be dealt with). Now, all he has to do is figure out how to declare martial law.
Liberalism is commonly described as a political and moral philosophy based on liberty and equality. But, because there is no common agreement about what concepts like liberty and equality should mean, this description tends to create confusion about what liberals actually stand for.
For example: Many understand the “liberty” of liberalism to mean that we think people should be free to do whatever they want. Because of this, we are often blamed for really stupid ideas that I think have nothing to do with liberalism, and worse, ones that actually conflict with liberal values. Such as, the idea that parents should be allowed to give their children sex change operations; and … really gross notions that I can’t bring myself to write out loud.
I think that this type of unrestrained “liberty” is better attributed to ideologies that believe in unrestricted societies… ideologies like anarchism or libertarianism. Especially since liberalism actually does advocate for societal restrictions. In particular, we favor rules that prevent people from taking advantage of those in weaker positions.
Liberals are so fond of such rules that some are under the impression that we would like to (or should) abolish politically incorrect speech for the sake of “coddling” (or protecting) society. But I think that those who run around trying to shut down offensive or hateful speech should stop calling themselves liberals, because freedom of speech is a core liberal principle. In my opinion, the only liberal way to defend against what we think are bad ideas is to counter them with what we think are better ones.
Besides… the politically incorrect “Free Speech Movement” is all about framing societal pressure against habits of inequality as if it was a nefarious conspiracy to promote conformity. While liberalism certainly does take up issues against inequality, we must not help them frame the “equality” of liberalism to mean that we want everyone to think, behave, and be the same. We must not forget that liberalism, in all its various forms and throughout its history, draws the conclusion that no one is truly free if we are not allowed to be individuals.
I think it is difficult to fully understand what liberals stand for, without also considering what we stand against. We stand for individual liberty, but not at the expense of others. We stand for equality, but not at the expense of individuality. Ultimately, we stand against oppression.
With this in mind, liberalism would be better described as a political philosophy that focuses on matters of individual liberty, based on the political theory that freedom cannot thrive in systems of inequality, and that it should be practiced with the moral imperative of overcoming master-slave dichotomies.
Trump’s presidency started falling apart before it even started… and try as they may, his damage control team hasn’t been able to keep the pieces together. While rumors of FBI indictments against Trump associates were being widely discussed in the Fall of 2017, TRUMP’s social media director propagated a competing narrative that, with the assistance of InfoWars Operatives and others, grew into a disturbing political movement that inspired several acts of domestic terrorism.
For those who don’t know what #QAnon is: Dude(s) claiming #Q-clearance post coded messages on stupid/chan/; Dude(s) claiming critical-thinking super powers decode those messages; Gov secrets (The Plan) are magically revealed about Trump killing the Deep State Cabal.
Initially, #Q Operative(s) would ask a series of leading questions, which I like to call a “Socratic circle jerk”. The questions were designed, IMO, to establish what their targets were willing to believe.
Their very first set of questions were posted in a 4chan discussion thread about the indictment rumors. “Guess who’s going to jail?” Having targeted MAGA, the answers people came up with: Hillary & the Pedophiles!
#QAnon followers then took the shape of two camps. One, obsessed with #PizzaGate, #Pedogate, baby cannibalism, pedophile priests, and Satanic sex cults. It evolved into a Moral Panic Op, the likes of which the Soviet Union launched against us during the Cold War.
The other took on a political bent, obsessed with conspiracy theories about Clinton crimes and Deep State coverups. Most of these were things that the Bannon-Mercer propaganda machine came up with for Clinton Cash… but with some treason in the mix + … S. Rich.
Once #QAnon operatives were able to establish what people were willing to talk themselves into… de-coders stepped in and started shaping “The Plan”. But before “The Plan” could be set in stone they had to establish credibility.
I’ve shared that link before, but with little comment. I’d like to point out, now, that Jerome CORSI claims he MET with actual people IRL… said that he was approached, informed, and recruited to participate in a military coup. He even wrote a book establishing the backstory for this Junta: Killing the Deep State.
I’d also like to point out that Alex JONES held conference calls with alleged government “whistle blowers” on his show, giving QAnon the appearance of legitimacy. An all-night live broadcast, streamed when Trump bombed that empty Syrian airbase was one such occasion.
Jerome CORSI then became the premier #QAnon decoder… thus, guiding the narrative. There is a huge collection of vids about his “decoding” on youtube: youtube.com/results?search…
Summary of “The Plan”: TRUMP would deploy military troops to the Southern Border. A crisis would somehow happen there, that would justify the declaration of martial law. Under martial law, Trump would round up enemies who he hadn’t already secretly whisked away to Gitmo. Tribunals & executions would be carried out.
Note: “The Plan” took shape long before the migrant Exodus from Central America , and long before Trump announced he was sending the National Guard to the border.
There are small variations. The Cabal could be the OBAMA/HRC regime, the Globalists, Satanists, Elitists, Liberals, whatev Bogeyman. And the crisis that would trigger the highly anticipated Police State could be caused be a migrant horde, Antifa, Commies, Liberals, or an army of angry women.
Mantras of “Trust the Plan” were recited whenever things didn’t go as they liked (often). That mantra evolved into “Be the Plan” after General MATTIS screwed up their Southern Border predictions (#OperationRedCastle)… prompting the #Q Faithful to encourage revolution ala #YellowVest. Unsuccessful attempts were made for a mass protest of General FLYNN’s sentencing… a failure they attributed to: “Trump supporters have jobs, and can’t just take off to DC whenever they like.”
Some of the #Q Faithful who watch InfoWars have adopted Pro-Russia positions, and believe that TRUMP has partnered w/ PUTIN to save the world. CORSI and the rest of those InfoWars jerks seem to love Russia… or at the least, are in favor of Détente. JONES has even had Aleksandr DUGIN on his show, and he has been a guest on DUGIN’s.
Here’s an example of the way CORSI conducted his #QAnon decode briefings. Those people, in turn, would do their own videos or social media posts to dissemiate. This is an important one, IMO. Good stuff starts at minute 8.
That video, actually, is probably not a good example of his ‘usual’ stuff. I think his followers thought it was pretty boring. But it should be super interesting to us who are aware of the Kremlin agenda…. since he claims to be the one who set up the TRUMP-KISSINGER pre-election meeting… which he says was about the Middle East and sounds like a violation of the Logan Act to me.
Here is one of his more typical “decodes”. Note that he continues to speak as if he personally knows #Q. Also, he implies that Admiral ROGERS was part of an earlier #Qanon coup d’état plot against the OBAMA administration.
Then, something happened in May…. and the whole InfoWars crew started freaking out and distancing themselves from the Op. I wonder why? ?
Here’s Alex JONES partially disavowing #QAnon.
CORSI is subpoenaed to testify the MUELLER Grand Jury.
That #FakeMaga Op happened, btw, shortly after CORSI said he’s not taking the deal, explaining that things had changed and he needed to change strategies.
And here we go… Jack POSOBIEC freaking out, just like he did when FLYNN got indicted and he thought the FBI had tapped his phones… after all his #pizzagate bullshit, acting like he had nothing to do with #QAnon… vowing to get to the bottom of things. Except that, he accidentally confesses that he’s been in on the whole thing from the beginning (but forgot, then suddenly remembered?).
And here he is… kind of sort of getting to the bottom of things. This article, by the way, was deleted by OAN… but I grabbed the cache: archive.is/4u4HJ
While OAN deleted the article, the video embedded in it is still on youtube for the moment. I downloaded a copy of it. You should too. It provides PROOF that MICROCHIP is the guy who has been dropping #QAnon breadcrumbs.
Based on the fact that POSOBIEC acted so excited when TRUMP noticed and re-tweeted him, I’m gonna guess that, while he and FLYNN go WAY back and some call him a Roger STONE protégé, he is NOT in Trump’s inner circle… and that he had/has no clue about MICROCHIP’s true identity. Had he been paying attention to what the Cold Warriors have been doing since the election, he might’ve known that we doxxed the mother fucker a while ago, and he should have thought twice about throwing MICROCHIP under the bus.
Microchip’s real name is Justin McCONNEY (archive.is/FLXE1), and he’s been working as Donald TRUMP’s personal social media director since 2011 (archive.is/oj7Fl). And here you’ll find more background on official work McCONNEY did for the Trump campaign.
In fact… a #QAnon Operative posted photographs meant to prove that he was either TRUMP, or someone working directly with him… and CORSI, who actually knows TRUMP personally, claimed early on that the whole thing was being coordinated with the President.
If there is any doubt about their intentions… Alex JONES stated publicly that it was their job to disseminate #Q info to the people, TO MOBILIZE THEM.
Chat logs reveal that, during the planning stage, #QAnon Operatives studied:
CIA PsyOp strategies for fomenting civil unrest and uprising;
A political novel (Q), in which question-based propaganda was used to push people to extremes, and to secure power by undermining political opponents;
“Avakian” style methods meant for starting a revolution.
These logs also reveal that #QAnon is not their only active measures campaign, and that they have even infiltrated and are exerting influence with Antifa groups.
I find it interesting that the #Q Faithful like to call Hillary an “enemy combatant” and somehow think that this statement from KAVANAUGH not only makes her one, but would also give Trump justification for suspending her civil rights to summarily execute her. Interesting… because… if other Justices agree with him about our “war time” status… this would make all their seditious plotting and advocating for a #Q-Junta totally illegal.
Watch that video embedded above again, starting at minute 7… through minute 8… when I’m pretty sure CORSI recognized that JONES just said something extremely incriminating.
25DEC2018: Added info about chat logs and the #QAnon planning stage.
25DEC2018: Added comments about anticipated “crisis”.
25DEC2018: Included introduction paragraph.
25DEC2018: Included screencap and archive link for #QAnon Op’s initial posting on 4chan.
05JAN2019: Added BallotPedia link to profile on McCONNEY.
By now, everyone should know that the STORMER TROLL ARMY was responsible for turning Matt Furie’s Pepe into a racist MEME. What you might not know, is that this effort was launched by Andrew ANGLIN himself, when he created the KEK myth that proclaimed Pepe the Frog as a manifestation of the God of Chaos that early 20th century Nazis allegedly worshipped.
The SPLC reported that the myth was first posted in August of 2015 on the now defunct website, Atlantic Centurion. It was then reposted on ANGLIN’s Daily Stormer (onion.link archive), but later deleted.
For a while now, I’ve suspected that Andrew ANGLIN is a Kremlin agent… mostly because of what I’ve read in White Supremacy forums from Old Guard American Neo-Nazis who have claimed, for years, that ANGLIN lives in Russia and is on the FSB’s payroll.
Assuming that ANGLIN has indeed been working for the FSB, the Kremlin’s #infeKtion Op may have started a lot earlier than people think. ANGLIN started organizing a new, private forum for his STORMER TROLL ARMY in October 2014 (which he said he would be running from outside the country). He announced that the new forum was needed for major Ops he was planning and wanted to be successful outside of /pol/. The very first set of orders he gave to would-be-members of this new troll forum, was to continue spreading the Ebola-Chan viral MEME.
Meet #infeKtion Patient Zero. The original Ebola-Chan image was created by an anime artist, in response to global panic triggered by reports of infected nurses bringing the Ebola virus onto Western soil. Like Pepe, she was co-opted by the Alt-Right and turned into a viral hate MEME.
The main stated purpose of the STORMER TROLL ARMY was (and still is), “… to make trouble for our enemies, the filthy Christ-Killing Jews.” Originally used as a viral MEME for spreading xenophobia, it didn’t take much for them to turn Ebola-Chan into a Nazi icon.
Discussions about the MEME were where the narratives took shape; Evil Whites were using Ebola to genocide Blacks, evil Blacks were trying to sneak the infection onto Western soil to genocide Whites, it’s Us versus Them, and of course — the Ebola holocaust was somehow, a Jewish conspiracy.
The uninitiated didn’t think it was funny to make fun of death, and were disgusted by the sexualization of a disease (masturbation rituals were involved, but I’m not about to go into detail about that).
The very first MEME War actually happened in 2015, when alternative social media sites launched their campaign to stop Ebola-Chan. The whole thing was quite brilliant, and I think it would actually make for a good propaganda case study.
It started with “Anti-Ebola-Chan” profile stickers, and discussions about how Ebola-Chan worshippers were a bunch of sick necro-pedophiles who circle jerked (homo-erotically) to Lolita pics. This phase was actually quite effective at putting people off of the whole idea, and successfully quarantined the viral MEME’s spread.
Phase two included a counter MEME character, which sort of failed. Images of battles between Ebola-Chan and a new anime nurse called Cure-Chan began circulating. The intention was to cure Ebola-Chan worshippers by killing off the character. But the images were so violent that 4-chan moderators actually banned Ebola-Cure battle MEMES from the site. Might as well… since some in the Death Cult were actually starting to like them.
Then came ZMAPP-Chan (who I’ve chosen as my site mascot)… an already active MEME spreading awareness of the Ebola vaccine on Facebook… recruited for the “Stop Ebola-Chan” cause. The Death Cult lost faith in their Goddess as soon as they discovered that there was an effective real life cure for the real life virus… rendering her not so powerful after all.
The STORMER TROLL ARMY then turned their sights on Pepe. I suppose they learned a valuable lesson with Ebola-Chan, and made sure that their new mascot was one who was already mainstreamed.
Unsurprisingly, ANGLIN and other Alt-Right propagandists started anti-vaxxing shortly after Ebola-Chan’s fall from grace. As it turns out, vaccinations have a profound affect on the human psyche. Besides subduing xenophobia, studies at Yale discovered that vaccinations can even turn conservatives into liberals.
Andrew ANGLIN still uses her image on his website whenever there’s a new Ebola outbreak. But for the most part, ZMAPP-Chan has knocked her so far off her pedestal that hardly anyone pays attention to weak-sauce Ebola-Chan anymore.
This post was updated on 25DEC2018: Corrected typos.
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“In the year 2016 there was a sense that people were losing their minds… and no one knew why… until now.”
If you haven’t seen BrainDead yet, you really must. It’s a brilliant allegory for the insanity of contemporary politics. The hidden message? While engaged in political warfare, remember to enjoy life. Eat, drink, and be merry, y’all… before you lose your minds!
The story: An evil alien force is infecting people’s brains… causing them to be so obsessed with politics that they are pushed to extremes. And the only way to fight off the infection, is to force yourself to stop thinking so much and do something to increase your dopamine.
It’s written as a comedy, yet is tragic at the same time… because the ridiculous things that happen on the show are also actually happening in real life. Aliens may not be hijacking our brains, but viral campaigns that trigger and gamify our dopamine receptors certainly do affect the way we think and behave.
Personally, I can’t bring myself to completely step away from politics. The Culture War is real and I can’t ignore it. At the same time, I really don’t want to lose myself… I don’t want to forget who I am… I don’t want to lose my perspective… and I don’t want to end up losing the very things I’m fighting to preserve.
And so I’m really glad I watched this show. It forced me into self-reflection and helped me realize that if I don’t want to lose my mind… if I don’t want to lose touch with what keeps my heart and soul alive… I can’t let politics become an all-pervasive part of my life.
Moreover, I’ve learned that seeking a dopamine fix in more life affirming activities — such as, eating more chocolate, drinking more wine, getting more sunshine, sharing more hugs, listening and dancing to more music, baking, and hitting the gym — not only boosts my immunity to political obsession, but also feels so good, in the here and now.
Politics is so frustrating and depressing and overwhelming nowadays, and there doesn’t seem to be any escape. Everything is politicized. Everything is weaponized. Everything feels so important and urgent. And that’s exactly what the people who are fucking with us want.
I have spent most of this year just trying to keep myself sane amidst all this madness. This morning, I realized… it’s time to stop fighting a million battles, and it is time to start fighting the war. The assholes of the world call this a culture war, and it really is…
And this war isn’t between democrats and republicans… it isn’t between left or right. It is a war against freedom, waged by every evil ideology that thrives on inequality. And if you don’t want to end up a slave at the end of this… you need to fight the good fight, too.
The most frustrating thing about all this, for me, is knowing that many who fight for illiberal ideas don’t even realize that they are. They don’t realize that they are setting themselves up for slavery. The rhetoric of criminality used in Illiberal PsyOps is astounding.
And I think that is key… their “rhetoric of criminality”… all that garbage language that turns the whole world upside down and backwards… war is peace… slavery is freedom… good is evil. So fed up with this shit.
Know why it’s called, “rhetoric of criminality”? Cuz it re-programs the mind to accept… and even worse, DO… really fucked up shit… while believing that they’re actually doing good.
In spite of everything going on, I really do have a lot of faith in the goodness of people. I think most people actually do want to be good and do good things… and because of this, I don’t think that we are beyond hope.
I’ve been reading a lot of books that I never would’ve read before, since Trump got elected. Really evil shit that required bottles of wine, and sometimes Tequila, to get through. And I’ve learned a lot about what these evil assholes are thinking, why they do what they do…
More importantly… I think I’ve figured out how they’ve convinced good people, throughout history, to buy into their evilness. Yes, throughout history… they’ve been using the same playbook, through every cycle of evil, each time improving their methods.
This time around, they claim they’re fighting Cultural Marxism. The Nazis called it Cultural Bolshevism. Nietzsche called it Slave Morality. Relative to modern times, the most ancient term for what they’re fighting is actually more fitting: Aristotle (who was pro-slavery) called it Democracy.
These terms… Cultural Marxism, Cultural Bolshevism, and Slave Morality… it’s all just Democracy, relabeled, to turn “freedom” into a dirty word…
The authors of these terms have a common message: “All this talk about freedom and equality is a conspiracy the slaves are hatching to eliminate their masters.”
Actually, two messages… their other message… the one given to those who strive against oppression… that message is the truly sinister one: “The masters of the world are conspiring to make sure you can never be a master yourself.”
That’s the bait. And here’s the switch: Nobody wins in a society built on master/slave duality. Whether oppressed, or oppressor… oppression weighs heavily on everyone… either on one’s back, or on one’s soul.
And here’s the thing that I’m thinking… if we want to win this war, we have to fine tune our game, and fight “for” the things they are fighting “against”. And I don’t mean “Cultural Marxism” … cuz that’s just some bullshit conspiracy theory they came up with…
Our fight… is for freedom from oppression. It’s a simple idea, really. It’s the weaponry that makes it complicated. But I have ideas about that… and I think I’ll have to start an actual blog for it all.
On May 5th, after #MacronLeaks was launched by Alt-Right social media propagandists, I noticed the competing hashtag: #Bayrougate.
The trend for this #Bayrougate was choked off by pro Le Pen bots/trolls (majority of which were geo pegged as Russian), with random noise such as: pictures and videos of the earth or nature, anti-Macron heckler memes, or tweets full of nothing but hashtags or people asking ‘What is this?” in French.
A French reporter then started spamming an article he wrote, announcing a huge secret… that ‘this’ is what #Bayrougate is about. In summary, his article seemed to expose suppression of anti-Macron reports in French media, and how the French government/elites had joined forces against Le Pen out of fear of Nationalism and far-right extremism.
After France’s campaign ‘quiet time’ was initiated, pro Le Pen bots/trolls started tweeting #Macrongate and #Bayrougate together, and #Bayrougate became synonymous w/ suppression of the press. Example: “#Bayrougate won’t let us talk about #Macrongate anymore… the globalists are protecting him, denying the people the truth.” Le Pen, herself, tweeted such nonsense… after quiet time was initiated, I might add.
But this narrative made absolutely no sense to me. What did any of this have to do with Bayrou? Nothing. Why were pro Le Pen bots/trolls (who are also Pro Trump), working so hard to bury a story that made Macron look bad? And why did those same bots/trolls then start bringing attention to the very hashtag they had successfully buried?
I sifted through tweets in the #Bayrougate search feed, painstaking putting all the French tweets through a translator and discovered that #Bayrougate is not a new hashtag. It’s an old one that had to do with a problem Le Pen and Bayrou had with each other prior to the first round of their Presidential election. Like the revived hashtag, the original had something to do with freedom of the press. It was about how Le Pen couldn’t just do or say whatever she wanted in the name of politics… and it included a counter narrative that wondered why the French media was keen to print terrible things about Le Pen but not her opponents. The courts had ruled that while libel is illegal in France, and while libelous rhetoric is not allowed in their politics… certain media attacks against Le Pen were allowed: She did misappropriate funds from the EU, and… it is okay to call her a Fascist because she is one.
Conversations about how, if elected President, the EU wants to dock Le Pen’s MEP salary until she pays back the $5 million she misappropriated.
Conversations about how Le Pen had been “proven” in a court of law to be corrupt.
Conversations about how she is not only a Fascist, but one who is facing criminal prosecution for promoting anti-Muslim extremism… and how can the people elect a President who will likely soon be convicted of such a crime? Will even more charges be brought against her?
Conversations about how Le Pen had to borrow money from Putin because neither French nor European banks were willing, nor are they ever likely, to give her a dime… and if she can’t even earn a living to pay him back… how would that effect her loyalties and ability to govern for The People of France?
Conversations about Le Pen’s actual motives for destroying the European Union. For France? For the Kremlin? Or for her own personal benefit?
Conversations about how it really is okay to have these conversations about Le Pen without fear of facing libel charges… because judicial rulings against her make these issues legitimate.
The real #Bayrougate story of 2017 may not hit the press in time to make a difference in the French election, but it’s still quite newsworthy… and not just because it exposes the reality of who Le Pen is. The mind blowing method in which it was buried reveals just how incredibly crafty the Kremlin can be with its Hybrid-warfare… and how much our International Intelligence Community really needs to step up their game.