Who the hell does Hillary think she is?

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 

Watts even admits, off handedly, that Tulsi is not mentioned often by Russian media. Still, he insists that we should consider her a Russian favorite anyway, because she supposedly advocates for what the Russian’s would like. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/russian-web-trolls-boo-biden-often-boost-gabbard-report-finds-n1085216 …

His argument is based on three points…

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 

Today, I learned that Democracy Fund is an Omidyar Project.  https://archive.is/7AIhR 

Today, I learned that billionaire Pierre Omidyar is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), and that he has long pledged to finance CGI’s Public Relations Machine.  https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/clinton-global-initiative/ …

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.

Really, America? We cool with this?

One does not even need to support the Kremlin to be called a treasonous Putin Puppet. They only need be critical of Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foreign Policy Doctrine, or the Clinton funded #Resistance.

11 February 2020 Note: I need to write an article about this at some point, but here is a thread of threads about the Russian Oligarch who orchestrated the Neo-Red-Scare:

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.

Tulsi Gabbard is a Patriot. To hell with Hillary Clinton. Save America… vote for Tulsi Gabbard.  https://girlygrrrl.com/a-president-we-can-trust/ …

Read more on “The #PutinPuppet Meme”:

#ButHerEmails and the start of the #PutinPuppet Meme
How propaganda turned Democrats into cheerleaders for the War Party.
If the nesting doll fits…
Is Tulsi conspiring with Wall Street Fat Cats?
Who the hell does does Hillary think she is?
The #Resistance is a threat to our democracy.
Reckless incompetence is not an impeachable offense
#HoldTheCenter
A president we can trust.

The Green Leap Forward

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.

AOC’s Chief of Staff Admits the Green New Deal Is Not about Climate Change.

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) don’t even hide the fact their agenda is about system change, not climate change.

Meghan McCain confronts her, and AOC doesn’t deny that the Green New Deal would transform our country into a socialist one.

A recently released document shows Bernie Sanders’s team preparing dozens of potential executive orders. An executive order declaring a national emergency to enact the Green New Deal’s 10-year mobilization plan, included. Elizabeth Warren has also often expressed that she intends to circumvent congress and govern by executive order.

Yuri Mattsev: The Green New Deal is modelled after Stalin’s Constitution.

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.

Sanders describes his plan, … as a ten-year, nationwide mobilization centered on equity and humanity” that would create 20 million new jobs.

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.

Most people don’t realize it but, the Green New Deal is actually Hillary’s baby, and it’s something the Center for American Progress has been brainstorming for her since at least 2009.

What’s more… Dr Naomi Wolf has warned us that the devil is in the details of Green New Deal Committee Rules, which would use National Emergency Powers to bypass congress to establish a Politburo-like managerial class run by the very people we’re supposed to be fighting against.

Download: DRAFT TEXT FOR PROPOSED ADDENDUM TO HOUSE RULES FOR 116TH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

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 her healthcare plan, it would also knee-cap the #GreenLeapForward… which is one of the reasons why I fight so hard to get her in the White House.

Related Post: TulsiCare Saves Lives and Our Freedoms

Scapegoating Tulsi Gabbard

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!”

How I discovered the dubious sources behind the nasty cult smear.

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.

Origins of the Assadist smear, and how it was used to turn Democrats into cheerleaders for the war party.

c. The RSS Princess smear is an Anti-India influence Op. Tulsi actually isn’t their only target. She’s just the most prominent one.

Fact Check: The alleged RSS money trail.

Fact Check: The Butcher of Gujarat Meme.

d. The Russian Asset smear is meant to demonize Tulsi for her effort to reform the DNC, and to stop her effort to restore the power of nomination and elections to the people.

If the nesting doll fits…

The Resistance is a threat to our democracy.

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.

Related Post: A President We Can Trust

All Risk And No Reward

What are these “regime change wars” that Tulsi Gabbard keeps talking about? I didn’t realize until recently that a lot of people don’t really understand what regime change wars even are.

Regime Change War is what we call it when our country triggers a society into overthrowing their own government. It hurts a lot of people, costs us lots of money, and contrary to what the powers-that-be hope, we usually get nothing out of it.

In military strategy we call this, “All risk, and no reward.” Also known as: Stupid Wars.


Professor Bacevich lecture on Forever War.

We usually start this rubbish by declaring that a society isn’t democratic enough, then decidedly set out to help them become more democratic. Turns out – we have not been able to help a single nation be as democratic as we would like them to be. Hence: “Forever War”.

It is a failed foreign policy. There are people who have been warning about this for years, but they keep getting demonized, and their message drowned out. Why? Possibly because there are rich and powerful people who grow even more powerful and even richer, as long as we keep doing it. Our tax dollars go to them. The arms industry, the private contractors we hire to help us nation-build, and disaster capitalists often posing as philanthropists. Disaster capitalists like the Clinton Global Initiative.

It’s really fricken gross when you look into the structure and dynamics of these of regime change wars. Horrifying, even. The disaster capitalist side of it is the grossest, in my opinion. There’s this sick pattern of creating humanitarian crisis (usually through sanctions), so they can collect our tax dollars to go fix what we broke.

MEGA THREAD: Read more…

Most of it isn’t even sanctioned by our congress, or our official government. It’s all pretty shady, and it needs to end. It is turning us, as a nation, into the Baddies. We aren’t even acting like the world’s police, like most Americans think we are. We are more like arsonists, putting out our own fires.

Related Post: The Progressive International: Lipstick on a Pig.

War: The Devil is in the Details

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.

A summary published by the Chairman of the National Defense Authorization Act confirmed that the measure, “Authorizes the Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, to develop and to implement a strategy with foreign partner countries to counter the destabilizing activities of Iran.”

Members of the House of Representatives who voted with Tulsi, to REMOVE the NDAA-FY2019 measure that authorized the Countering Iran Strategy:

Amash
Burgess
Capuano
Cárdenas
Castor (FL)
Chu, Judy
Clark (MA)
Clay
Cleaver
Crowley
Davis, Danny
DeGette
DeSaulnier
Dingell
Doggett
Duncan (TN)
Ellison
Eshoo
Espaillat
Evans
Fudge
Gabbard
Grijalva
Gutiérrez
Huffman
Jayapal
Jeffries
Johnson (GA)
Jones
Khanna
Labrador
Larsen (WA)
Lee
Lofgren
Massie
Matsui
McGovern
McNerney
Moore
Napolitano
Nolan
O’Rourke
Pingree
Pocan
Polis
Raskin
Richmond
Sánchez
Sanford
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Serrano
Swalwell (CA)
Takano
Thompson (CA)
Tonko
Waters, Maxine
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Yoho

Members of the House of Representatives who voted to RETAIN the NDAA-FY2019 measure that authorized the Countering Iran Strategy:

Abraham
Adams
Aderholt
Aguilar
Allen
Amodei
Arrington
Babin
Bacon
Banks (IN)
Barletta
Barr
Barragán
Barton
Bass
Beatty
Bera
Bergman
Beyer
Biggs
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (MI)
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blum
Blumenauer
Blunt Rochester
Bonamici
Bost
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brady (TX)
Brat
Brooks (AL)
Brooks (IN)
Brown (MD)
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Buck
Bucshon
Budd
Bustos
Butterfield
Byrne
Calvert
Carbajal
Carson (IN)
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Cartwright
Castro (TX)
Chabot
Cheney
Cicilline
Clarke (NY)
Clyburn
Coffman
Cohen
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comer
Comstock
Conaway
Connolly
Cook
Cooper
Correa
Costa
Costello (PA)
Courtney
Cramer
Crawford
Crist
Cuellar
Culberson
Cummings
Curbelo (FL)
Curtis
Davidson
Davis (CA)
Davis, Rodney
DeFazio
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
Demings
Denham
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Doyle, Michael F.
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Dunn
Emmer
Engel
Estes (KS)
Esty (CT)
Faso
Ferguson
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Flores
Fortenberry
Foster
Foxx
Frankel (FL)
Frelinghuysen
Gaetz
Gallagher
Gallego
Garamendi
Garrett
Gianforte
Gibbs
Gohmert
Gomez
Gonzalez (TX)
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gottheimer
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (LA)
Graves (MO)
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffith
Grothman
Guthrie
Hanabusa
Handel
Harper
Harris
Hartzler
Hastings
Heck
Hensarling
Herrera Beutler
Hice, Jody B.
Higgins (NY)
Hill
Himes
Holding
Hollingsworth
Hoyer
Hudson
Huizenga
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurd
Issa
Jackson Lee
Jenkins (KS)
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (LA)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, E. B.
Johnson, Sam
Jordan
Joyce (OH)
Kaptur
Katko
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kelly (MS)
Kelly (PA)
Kennedy
Kihuen
Kildee
Kilmer
Kind
King (IA)
Kinzinger
Knight
Krishnamoorthi
Kuster (NH)
Kustoff (TN)
LaHood
LaMalfa
Lamb
Lamborn
Lance
Langevin
Larson (CT)
Latta
Lawrence
Lawson (FL)
Lesko
Levin
Lewis (MN)
Lieu, Ted
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Long
Loudermilk
Love
Lowenthal
Lowey
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lujan Grisham, M.
Luján, Ben Ray
Lynch
MacArthur
Maloney, Carolyn B.
Maloney, Sean
Marchant
Marino
Marshall
Mast
McCarthy
McCaul
McClintock
McCollum
McEachin
McHenry
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
McSally
Meadows
Meeks
Meng
Messer
Mitchell
Moolenaar
Mooney (WV)
Moulton
Mullin
Murphy (FL)
Nadler
Neal
Newhouse
Noem
Norcross
Norman
Nunes
O’Halleran
Olson
Palazzo
Pallone
Palmer
Panetta
Pascrell
Paulsen
Payne
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Perry
Peters
Peterson
Pittenger
Poe (TX)
Poliquin
Posey
Price (NC)
Quigley
Ratcliffe
Reed
Reichert
Renacci
Rice (NY)
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Rooney, Francis
Rooney, Thomas J.
Ros-Lehtinen
Rosen
Roskam
Ross
Rothfus
Rouzer
Roybal-Allard
Royce (CA)
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Rush
Russell
Rutherford
Ryan (OH)
Scalise
Schiff
Schneider
Schrader
Schweikert
Scott (VA)
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Sewell (AL)
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Sires
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Smucker
Soto
Stefanik
Stewart
Suozzi
Taylor
Tenney
Thompson (MS)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tipton
Titus
Torres
Tsongas
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walker
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Wasserman Schultz
Watson Coleman
Weber (TX)
Webster (FL)
Wenstrup
Westerman
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Womack
Woodall
Yarmuth
Yoder
Young (AK)
Young (IA)

Tulsi’s amendment failed in the House, and none in the Senate attempted an amendment of their own to remove the authorization for war.

Final Passage

In the Senate: Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, and Michael Bennet voted Yes to APPROVE the NDAA-FY2019, which included authorization for the White House to orchestrate and wage war with Iran.

Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kirsten Gillibrand voted against final passage, but did nothing to have the authorization for war removed.

Senate Vote Summary, H.R. 5515: John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

House of Representatives Vote Summary, H.R. 5515: John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

Major Tulsi Gabbard is a strong woman of courage who knows how to lead us into an era of peace and prosperity. The rest of them are fuck-ups.

Trump’s False Peace

Mustafa Salim’s Twitter thread covering the Iraqi vote to kick Coalition Forces out of Iraq reveals alarming details.

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.

Related News: President Trump promises peace, but delivers war.

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.

Tulsi Gabbard calls assassination of Iranian General an unconstitutional act of war

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.

Iran responsible for deaths of 608 American troops in Iraq

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.

Related News: Allegations linking Iran with 9/11 are not based in reality.

And how can Tulsi justify her comments, since our embassy was under attack?

Truth is — the protestors failed to penetrate the US embassy, and withdrew after a standoff. Our embassy in Baghdad is a huge fortress, and there is no way that protestors could have broken through its barriers.

And how can Tulsi justify her comments, since Iran is about to build the bomb?

Truth is — Iran has been trying to salvage the JCPOA Treaty.

Iran remained in compliance with the Iran Deal as late as July, but then announced that they would increase its enrichment of uranium beyond the purity allowed under the agreement, if a way couldn’t be found to shield them from U.S. sanctions targeting their economy and oil industry.

Despite Iran’s previous compliance, Trump admin began imposing draconian sanctions against them in October of 2017, five months after Trump reportedly struck a secret deal to help Saudi Arabia defeat Iran.

These unjustified sanctions, imposed by both the United States and the UAE, have led to civil unrest in Iran, and have been condemned by European leaders.

Truth is — threats to build a bomb are the only leverage Iran has to save itself from devastation.

Tulsi Gabbard has long described Trump’s behavior toward Iran as capitulation to Saudi Arabia, and categorized actions taken against them as a regime change effort.

ICYMI: Iran, Russia, and China started joint naval maneuvers last month.

US Military Forces Assassinate Iranian General in Iraq

Within a day of announcing that the US is prepared to launch pre-emptive measures against Iran, American forces carried out a targeted strike, assassinating a lead Iranian general in Iraq. The Defense Department alleged that General Soleimani “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”

 

Winnowing of the Field

It took me a few days to notice that Castro had dropped out of the race.

Gossip about Cory Booker fundraising off of Castro’s departure is what brought it to my attention. With the suspension of his Super PAC, Dream United, Cory’s own campaign is showing signs of trouble.

Many are also anticipating a farewell message from Marianne soon, now that it’s been confirmed that the entire Williamson campaign staff has been laid off.

P.S. Many of Castro’s supporters lamented that he was the only one who paid attention to the disabled community. So of course, Warren launched a new agenda to combat “ableism”.

Loud mouthed haole calls for Tulsi Gabbard’s resignation

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.

But Neil’s opinion means very little in Hawaii. In fact, being dissed by that loud mouthed haole (white man) who got voted out of office after he commercialized public lands and tried to slash pension funds, and who recently supported the Mauna Kea telescope project, may make her even more popular with Hawaii voters.

By the way:

Despite reports about her waning support, December was the congresswoman’s best month for fundraising.

And official roll call records show that among legislators currently on the campaign trail, Tulsi Gabbard and Amy Klobuchar missed the least percentage of votes in 2019.

The #Resistance is a threat to our democracy. #StandWithTulsi

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.

The #Resistance started dishing out impeachment-porn before Trump even got elected, and a lot of us are sick of it.

Throughout the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton often predicted that if Trump lost the election, he would contest the results like a dictator would.

She clearly understood that delegitimizing the presidential election would disrupt the Peaceful Transition of Power, and that this would be the beginning of the end of our democracy.

But Mrs Clinton, herself, always intended to do exactly what she accused Trump of. Formal interrogatories submitted to a London court reveal that Christopher Steele was hired to provide Hillary Clinton’s campaign with the ammunition they would need to contest the results of the election if Clinton lost.

“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.

And while Mrs Clinton accuses others of being Russian Assets, delegitimizing the US Presidency has always been the Kremlin’s main goal. Mrs Clinton and the #Resistance are Putin’s most #usefulidiots.

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.

Recommended Reading: Lead coordinator of 2017 inauguration protests admits, they planned to disrupt the Peaceful Transition of Power, no matter who got elected.

Enough, is enough. It is time for us to put aside these destructive and exhausting political games. America needs to focus on strengthening our democratic institutions. We need to start acting like a democracy again. #StandWithTulsi

Read more on “The #PutinPuppet Meme”:

#ButHerEmails and the start of the #PutinPuppet Meme
How propaganda turned Democrats into cheerleaders for the War Party.
If the nesting doll fits…
Is Tulsi conspiring with Wall Street Fat Cats?
Who the hell does does Hillary think she is?
The #Resistance is a threat to our democracy.
Reckless incompetence is not an impeachable offense
#HoldTheCenter
A president we can trust.

#HoldTheCenter

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.

— Tulsi Gabbard

Meanwhile, verging on vexatious litigation, impeachment-porn peddlers are calling for more investigations and congressional hearings, and to delay a senate vote until after the general election.


Read more on “The #PutinPuppet Meme”:

#ButHerEmails and the start of the #PutinPuppet Meme
How propaganda turned Democrats into cheerleaders for the War Party.
If the nesting doll fits…
Is Tulsi conspiring with Wall Street Fat Cats?
Who the hell does does Hillary think she is?
The #Resistance is a threat to our democracy.
Reckless incompetence is not an impeachable offense
#HoldTheCenter
A president we can trust.

Twitter Jail

Here’s the video I tried to share:

So… I am not allowed to tweet, like, reply, or retweet anything on Twitter for a whole week. Oh, well. I needed to work more on my blog. And maybe work on that podcast I keep meaning to start up.

Mahalo, Aloha!

#OFFact vS #GND

Originally posted on Twitter.

February, 2019: AOC claims that, even though her GND is vague and doesn’t actually address climate issues, at least she’s trying. And she claims that since *nobody* else is even trying, it makes *her* the boss.  https://youtu.be/SgvFf5Irywc 

September, 2017: Tulsi Gabbard introduces her Off Fossil Fuels Act. A *real* plan for transitioning America off fossil fuels, and which make sure our economy and livelihoods survive the end of the fossil fuel era.  https://gabbard.house.gov/OffAct 

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”.

Why doesn’t AOC, Bernie, and the progressive movement like Tulsi’s OFF Act? Because it is a stand alone bill that exclusively addresses transitioning off fossil fuels, and doesn’t try to create a system-change. But you know what? I am COOL with that.

Tulsi Gabbard has made herself clear. She will not sponsor, endorse, or support the progressive movement’s Green New Deal, citing concerns over the vague language used.  https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22082019/tulsi-gabbard-climate-change-global-warming-election-2020-candidate-profile …

If we only have 12 years. like AOC claims, you’d think she & her progressive buddies would support the OFF Act. Especially since it actually does address the scientific issues. But nope. I guess *real* climate action isn’t her actual concern. So, yeah… the GND is shady a/f.

Here’s what else is super shady about the GND. Ask AOC and progressive politicians hard questions about it, and they deflect: “It’s just aspirational… don’t worry about it.” Shady bastards. One more reason #WhyTulsi needs to be POTUS, and not Bernie’s SOS.

@TulsiGabbard is right to be wary of the GND. Naomi Wolf even sent out a warning, to let us know we shouldn’t trust the people orchestrating it. The GND is deceptive and shady a/f.

And here’s Cenk, threatening to destroy the political careers of anyone who opposes the GND. Now you know why TYT went from supporting Tulsi, to making her out like literally Hitler, practically overnight.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrngF8-nW-0 …

The progressive movement aims to build a coalition in congress to get their shady agenda done. We need a president who understands wtf is going on, and knows how to stop them. We need #PresidentGabbard.

P.S. I’ve gotten into arguments w/ Green-New-Dealers over this. They say they don’t support the OFF Act, cuz it doesn’t go far enough. But here’s the thing: Tulsi’s OFF Act makes it UNNECESSARY for us to go as far as the GND wants to take us. That’s why they won’t support it.

P.P.S. Green-New-Dealers like to accuse those who oppose them of being science-deniers. But the GND is not science. It is ideology.  http://archive.is/UP312 

Can we trust an environmental group… when it is funded by dark money and the fossil fuel industry? And why are we letting them write legislation for us? Are we being duped into solidifying the Oligarchy’s control over our society?  https://medium.com/@RobletoFire/shedding-light-on-the-sunrise-movement-fe7f8fcb73e …

And, look-see. AOC campaigned on a fake pledge to help pass the OFF Act. Rode in to congress on Tulsi’s coattails, only to stab her in the back.  http://archive.is/XePXj 

Tulsi’s OFF Act is superior to the GND in every way. It preserves the environment, ensures our economy & livelihoods survive the end of the fossil fuel era… without sacrificing our freedoms or breaking our constitution.

Even if you don’t believe in climate crisis… we *are* nearing the end of the fossil fuel era, and we need to make sure we survive it.

The GND sets a time goal for a carbon neutral society, and doesn’t actually call for actions to achieve this. The OFF Act only sets a time goal for our country switching to electric vehicles, and calls for environmental changes that are doable.

Great news! Tulsi is not 100% against nuclear energy. She would be cool with it if we figure out a permanent solution to nuclear waste… which is hopeful news for those of us who advocate for thorium energy!

Tulsi warns: Erdogan is out to establish a Caliphate for himself.

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.


The signs have been there, for a while now.

Meanwhile, Assad is calling upon Syrians who have joined opposition groups to return home, and join with the Syrian Army to fight off the Turkish invasion.

Tulsi says: GTFO of Syria, now! (H.Con.Res.70)

If the nesting doll fits.

Recap:

Tulsi Gabbard tells us she is thinking about boycotting the debates to protest DNC election rigging, and asks her supporters to vote on it.

Tulsi announces she will be participating in the debates.

NYT publishes an anti-Tulsi manifesto that frames her protest as if she were “injecting chaos” into the party on behalf of the Russians.

Various DNC operatives start using talking points from the manifesto on social media, accusing Tulsi of being a Russian asset.

Tulsi calls out the media for smearing her, during the debates.

Today:

Hillary accuses Tulsi of being a Russian Asset.

When asked if Hillary was talking about Tulsi here, Hillary’s spokesperson answered: “If the nesting doll fits.”

A year ago, I would have agreed. Back when I used to follow Louise Mensch and Caroline Orr on Twitter, I was worried that Tulsi might be co-opted by the Kremlin.

But when I started actually researching the candidates, I was shocked to discover that of them all, Tulsi actually has the strongest record for voting in favor of Ukraine, against Russia.

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.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton helped Russia build their cyber warfare network (The Skolkovo Project)… even after our European allies warned us against it.

When Russia invaded Ukraine, and diplomacy failed to resolved the issue, Tulsi said we should bolster the defenses of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

How Hillary has responded to Russian expansionism: Investigate whether the Devil (the US) made them do it.

And while Obama withheld lethal aid from Ukraine because he didn’t want to upset Putin, Tulsi kept fighting throughout his entire presidency, for the US to do all that it could to help Ukraine to fight back against Russia.

Tulsi is often accused, contrary to evidence, of cozying up to Putin. But Hillary is the one who sleeps at Putin’s private country home when she visits Russia.

So… I dunno, man… who do you think the nesting doll fits?

What, exactly, is Tulsi Gabbard up to?

Tulsi is protesting against nomination rigging, and is trying to prevent this from happening again:

She is demanding real debates, poll transparency, campaign finance reform (even banning PACS), an end to corporate civil rights, abolishment of superdelegates, restoration of the Fairness Doctrine, and secure elections.

Meanwhile…

Tulsi Gabbard has been working to end party corruption since 2016, and is working hard to ensure free and fair elections in America.

The real question is… what, exactly, is the DNC up to?

Read more on “The #PutinPuppet Meme”:

#ButHerEmails and the start of the #PutinPuppet Meme
How propaganda turned Democrats into cheerleaders for the War Party.
If the nesting doll fits…
Is Tulsi conspiring with Wall Street Fat Cats?
Who the hell does does Hillary think she is?
The #Resistance is a threat to our democracy.
Reckless incompetence is not an impeachable offense
#HoldTheCenter
A president we can trust.

How propaganda turned Democrats into cheerleaders for the war party.

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.

http://archive.is/zMVzX

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.

http://archive.is/rcXBc

http://archive.is/WuwgF

http://archive.is/9WSWc

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.

Pundits like Caroline Orr, who also admits she has no evidence… but who has been fundraising for a trip to Hawaii to investigate Tulsi-rumors.

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.

When I wrote this blog piece about Tulsi’s long fight for peace in Syria, I tried to remind people that the Democratic Party used to share Tulsi’s position, and I asked people to think about why and how Democrats have changed their views.

So… what happened to the Party of Peace?

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?

Thank you.

Read more on “The #PutinPuppet Meme”:

#ButHerEmails and the start of the #PutinPuppet Meme
How propaganda turned Democrats into cheerleaders for the War Party.
If the nesting doll fits…
Is Tulsi conspiring with Wall Street Fat Cats?
Who the hell does does Hillary think she is?
The #Resistance is a threat to our democracy.
Reckless incompetence is not an impeachable offense
#HoldTheCenter
A president we can trust.

What has Tulsi Gabbard done to help impeach Trump?

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?

Tulsi has always fought for peace in Syria

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.

Propagandists are spreading a lie on social media about Tulsi Gabbard voting in favor of Syrian regime change war in 2013. They are doing so by misinterpreting an old blog post titled: Congress has already considered Syrian intervention this year.

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 “all courses 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.

“I am sickened and outraged by the carnage and loss of lives caused by the use of chemical weapons in Syria. It is with gravity that I have carefully considered all the facts, arguments, and evidence and soberly weighed concerns regarding our national security and moral responsibility. As a result, I have come to the conclusion that a U.S. military strike against Syria would be a serious mistake.”

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.

TWITTER THREADS

Please read my Twitter thread about peaceful alternatives in Syria… and about how to recognize a keyboard Jihadist / al-Qaeda sympathizer:

Plus… we are not the World’s Police. The UN is. It is time to end our vigilantism.

And… Mega Thread related to Tulsi’s fight for peace in Syria:

#ThankYouTulsiGabbard for being such a principled leader, and continuing to fight the good fight for peace. You are not alone… #Tulsicrats stand with you.

Tulsi and Syria (Mega Thread)

Curated links, related to Tulsi and Syria. Originally posted on Twitter.

Tulsi Gabbard has opposed military intervention against the Syrian government since 2013… two years before Russia was even involved in that fight.

In 2014, Tulsi voted against an amendment that would finance the arming of the Free Syrian Army, 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 …

About a month after that report was released, Russia conducts its first airstrikes against ISIS and al-Qaeda strongholds.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6PeER5ZXNQ …

Just before those airstrikes, the US actually gave Russia the green light to do this… as long as they were striking ISIS and Al-Q.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Z_nYg82io …

October 1st… shortly after the bombing started, Al-Q affiliated groups who were being attacked, demanded US assistance, claiming that the FSA (who we had lost touch with) were embedded with them.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEcyMdS9pl4 …

These al-Q affiliates were reported as “Rebel Groups” … sparking outrage from the public. This was when the American public started cheering for al-Q… just because they fight the Assad regime.

This is the context of this tweet, that Tulsi is often criticized for…

Then, McCain claims that he was in touch with CIA backed militants, and that they were being attacked. The incidents started being reported as “Russia targets CIA backed rebels”.  https://www.cnn.com/2015/10/01/politics/john-mccain-cia-russia-airstrikes/index.html …

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.

Tulsi introduces the Stop Arming Terrorists Act.  https://gabbard.house.gov/news/StopArmingTerrorists …

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.

One of the reasons why Tulsi is running for president. It’s the only way to stop this madness:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FtbidnGyks …

Even though Trump ended illegal CIA Ops, we’re still arming these terrorists… now, through the US military.  https://media.defense.gov/2019/Aug/06/2002167167/-1/-1/1/Q3FY2019_LEADIG_OIR_REPORT.PDF …

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.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ac_1W3d2Go …

Ending the practice of unauthorized military action has been on Tulsi’s agenda for a very long time.  https://youtu.be/I0f6WNGH_DY 

By the way: A very important fact – Tulsi objected to illegal efforts to overthrow Assad BEFORE Russia even got involved in that fight. Syria didn’t ask for their help until October 2015, more than a year after she started objecting to the Syria effort.  https://nationalinterest.org/feature/what-does-russia-really-want-syria-14375 …

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.

Thread:

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.

Here’s the interesting part nobody ever talks about. When our CIA started backing “rebels”, the SNC was established as the political arm of those rebels. In 2013, we and other countries recognized the SNC as the legitimate ruling body of the Syrian people.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coalition_for_Syrian_Revolutionary_and_Opposition_Forces …

The SNC is governed by Saudi Arabia. Pay attention to what Tulsi says, about who the regime change war is being fought for. Have you ever wondered why an opposition leader has never been propped up by us? You figured this out yet?  https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/watch/gabbard-and-buttigieg-spar-over-trumps-syria-withdrawal/vp-AAIPS7o …

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?


Originally posted on Twitter.

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.

When we first withdrew our troops from the area, we left a small crew of SDF there to take care of everything. As this article tells it, things were overwhelming.  https://www.hawarnews.com/en/haber/refugees-number-increasing-organizations-neglects-h7222.html …

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 Syrian National Coalition is the political arm of the FSA.  http://en.etilaf.org/about-us/goals.html …

Back in 2013, when our CIA started backing (via KSA) the FSA, we and other countries recognized the SNC as the legitimate ruling body of the Syrian people. Thing is, tho… it’s Saudi led… but there isn’t any such thing as the FSA anymore.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coalition_for_Syrian_Revolutionary_and_Opposition_Forces …

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.


 

Read more about how Tulsi’s fight for peace in Syria started:  https://girlygrrrl.com/2019/09/21/tulsi-has-always-fought-for-peace-in-syria/ …

#StopTheMadness #StopTheInsanity

Look at these nice ppl working w P&G to provide food, clean water, & humanitarian aid to the internally displaced refugees of Syria, suffering because of war & the blockade we’ve forced on them since 2006. Looks like they plan to help rebuild Syria, too.  https://www.worldvision.org.hk/en/news/press-releases/new-report-shows-syria-war-costs-us275-billion …

… all through the Clinton Global Initiative …  https://www.wvi.org/clean-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash/article/clintons-see-how-clean-water-saves-lives …

How. amazingly. fucked. up.

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?

 https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/07/fact-checking-donations-clinton-foundation/ …

BTW: World Vision NGO has been on the ground in Syria since 2011, <- When our covert regime change efforts were supposed to have started. More about that later.

 http://archive.is/aL21A 

 http://archive.is/Sx31C 

Stop lying to us, damn it!

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.

Mahalo, Aloha!

P.S. Election boycotts are stupid.

Actually… I stand with Ukraine.

My advice when trolls hand you the Ukraine Nazi line, is to not even debate the issue. They’ll beat that dead horse in circles. Just send them a link to my piece on the Azov Black Flag Op.

I disagree. Your links all derive from US intelligence sources or their subsidiaries.

So you’re saying you trust Russia’s word over anyone else’s. Got it. Thanks for stopping by.

Typical response… similar to how my sons would behave when I’d ask them if there were smoking weed in the basement. “Why would you ask such a thing? How offensive!”

Where did I say that? I have been nothing but polite, and you respond with dismissive condescension. Followed by a healthy dollop of rude snark. Forgive me my misguided expectation of intelligent discourse.

So… are you denying it then?

::poof::

The Azov False Flag

The US Embassy in Kyiv recently posted a warning to citizens in the area about expected violent demonstrations

 

 

 

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.

While Ukraine has repeatedly informed the West that Azov Battalion are legitimate members of their national guard, Russia has insisted that they be labelled Nazi terrorists. Unfortunately, comments posted in response to this tweet reflect that the Kremlin’s efforts to malign the group have been largely successful.

Confusing them with separatists influenced by Aleksandr Dugin and his NazBol Eurasian Youth Union, some believe them to be co-opted by Russia.

“Not ‘Ukrainian nationalist group’, but ‘pro-russian natsi group, which are managed by the Russian secret services’. Please be objective in assessing the situation and do not deceive readers.”

Believing propaganda about the US orchestrating the Euromaidan Revolution, some think they are tools of US influenced regime change war.

“So you are not going to give them more arms and money?”

“Maybe one of McCains colleagues or Nuland will be arriving to support and hand out cookies . You have to keep the facist fed.”

Mistaking Ukrainian patriotic nationalism for national-socialism, others simply despise them because they believe them to be Nazis.

“Stop support nazis anti semitic regime in Ukraine glorifications ukrainian. Nazis killer’s jewish in. Holocaust and before in pogroms.”

This tweet totally set off a red flag for me:

The source of this misinformation about the New Zealand Terrorist’s Black Sun patch seems to originate from The Soufan Center.

IntelBrief: The Transnational Network That Nobody is Talking About — The Soufan Center In the wake of the New Zealand mosque attacks, links have emerged between the shooter, Brent Tarrant, and a Ukrainian ultra-nationalist, white supremacist paramilitary organization called the Azov Ba… https://thesoufancenter.org/intelbrief-the-transnational-network-that-nobody-is-talking-about/ thesoufancenter.org/intelbrief-the…

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.

Fortunately, we have at least one member of congress who actually understands what is happening in Ukraine.

APNews is not the first to report that European mercenaries fought with the Azov Battalion. Vice once interviewed a few of these foreign fighters, reporting that very few of them were neo-Nazis. They also produced a documentary about Ukraine’s rogue (non-government ) militias, and reached out to TSC to point out that the Azov Battalion are not the only paramilitary fighters in Ukraine.

But, remember: There is no proof that the New Zealand shooter has any ties with Ukraine. His connection with the Identitarian Movement has, however, been confirmed. While anecdotal, this evidence would align him more with the Azov Battalion’s archenemy: The anti-Ukraine Eurasian Youth Union, led by Aleksandr Dugin.

Worth nothing, is the fact that the US government has long recognized Dugin and his Eurasian Youth Union as a danger to society, and has officially banned them from setting foot on US soil. In spite of these sanctions, the Russian ideologue has managed to exert influence over American citizens through streaming university lectures, guest spots on far-right media outlets, promotional efforts by alt-right provocateurs, and Identitarian fraternal organizations.

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.

Challenges:

  • 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.

Open Letter to C. Gralow

On Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:08 PM, Christine wrote a response to my blog post at https://girlygrrrl.com/2019/03/12/the-truth-about-tulsi-gabbards-cult, to which I replied…


Christine Gralow:

Answer to Paragraph 1

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.

Answer to Paragraph 2

My piece does not include the articles you reference, because I am not performing a rhetorical analysis of them.

Answer to Paragraph 3

I really don’t know why you think you can persuade me to repeat *your* narrative. But nice try.

Answer to Paragraph 4

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?

Answer to Paragraph 5

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.

Answer to Paragraph 6

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?

And as far as agenda… I think I’ve made mine clear here: https://girlygrrrl.com/about-the-girly-grrrl/

Mahalo, Aloha!

Naomi Allen

The Truth About Tulsi Gabbard’s “Cult”

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.

Gralow’s Thesis

According to GRALOW, Tulsi belongs to a secretive religious cult with nefarious political aims.

Confirmation Bias

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.

Self-Admitted “Longform Journalism” … aka, Propaganda

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 utilizes creative license or rhetorical device to draw conclusions that would not otherwise be drawn from the facts, alone. Ultimately, it is narrative propaganda.

Filthy Association

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.

Unfounded Rumors

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.

I discovered a bit more than the Civil Beat did: How I accidentally discovered the dubious source of the smear campaign that frames Tulsi as a culty homophobe.

Prejudice and Conflation

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:

Gralow’s Dubious Sources

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.

A forum member who Christine GRALOW heavily relies upon for testimony is Rama RANSON. Besides testimony about overall cultiness, RANSON also alleges that SIF is tied to a drug smuggling ring and an unscrupulous land development project in New Zealand.

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.

Questionable Intentions

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.]

Fomenting Hinduphobia

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 …”

o.m.f.g. //done//


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.


 

How the Lunatic Fringe is Radicalizing America

Phase One.

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.”

Phase Two.

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!”

Phase Three.

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!”

Phase Four.

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!”

Phase Five.

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.

Climate Action without Losing our Minds (CALM) Resolution

AOC recently challenged the public to come up with a legislation better than her GND Resolution. Tulsi Gabbard already wrote one (the OFF Act), but here’s my go at it:

Recognizing that existential climate crisis is a growing national security concern that needs to be addressed before it triggers an engineered proletariat uprising that could destroy our democracy;

Whereas climate alarmists rely upon the IPCC’s predicted worst case scenario;

Whereas, that worst case scenario calls for net-zero carbon emissions no later than 2050;

Whereas, the IPCC’s worst case scenario also calls for a reduction of 2010 carbon emission levels by 45% no later than 2030, AND/OR carbon scrubbing technology to eliminate excesses of reduction goals by 2050;

Whereas, there is little confidence that we can meet a 45% reduction by 2030;

Whereas, technology already exists, to capture carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere, which can be further combined with hydrogen to create ultra-low carbon synthetic fuel for aircrafts, large sea vessels, and large motor vehicles;

Whereas, the same carbon-scrubbing technology can be used to recycle carbon-dioxide for greenhouse use, wherever extreme weather may prohibit outdoor agriculture;

Whereas, there is little confidence that renewables are a viable solution for sustaining net-zero emissions, for reasons that include, but are not limited to, unreliability, inefficiency, counterproductive emissions created during production and maintenance of renewable technologies, ineffective costs, deforestation effects, competition with agriculture, and unmanageable manpower requirements;

Whereas, nuclear energy provides carbon neutral energy, and concerns related to nuclear melt-down, hazardous waste, and weaponization of by-products can all be alleviated by both old and new technologies;

Whereas, Thorium Molten Salt energy was developed and proven to work safely, efficiently, without greenhouse gas emissions, and without risk of nuclear meltdown in the 1960s, but was abandoned due to its un-weaponizable characteristics;

Whereas, technology now exists to convert harmful nuclear waste into harmless synthetic diamond batteries that would each provide continuous carbon-free energy for at least one hundred years;

Whereas, technology now exists to convert coal into carbon fiber;

Whereas, carbon converted from coal, and carbon captured by carbon scrubbers can be converted to synthetic diamonds;

Whereas, our coal industry can be revived, and repurposed for the production of these synthetic diamonds;

Whereas, motor vehicle manufacturers are already transitioning, of their own accord, to produce electric vehicles, exclusively; and DIY kits are already available to citizens to convert their existing motor vehicles from fossil fuel engines to electric motors; and if we are able to develop them, could be adapted as well for synthetic diamond car batteries;

Whereas, Thorium Molten Salt energy plants can be multipurposed for atmospheric carbon scrubbing, production of ultra-low carbon fuel, recycling of nuclear waste for the production of synthetic diamond batteries, and desalination for the purpose of agriculture, reforestation, and alleviating drought through fresh water pipelines;

Whereas, synthetic diamond batteries can be sold to manufacturers for the production of electronics with built in batteries, making Thorium Molten Salt plants profitable enough to at least cover operational costs;

Whereas, Thorium is abundant enough to supply us with fuel for Thorium Molten Salt energy plants for thousands of years;

Whereas, the non-renewable technologies identified in this resolution are already tested, and proven viable;

Whereas, the United States is already involved in cooperative projects with China and India, to improve and advance Thorium Molten Salt technology;

Whereas, the non-renewable technologies identified in this resolution would be all that we would need to reach net-zero carbon emission levels;

Whereas, the non-renewable technologies identified in this resolution would make renewable energy unnecessary and undesirable;

Whereas, these non-renewable technologies can be employed seamlessly into our society, with very little disruption to daily life, with very little disruption of current infrastructure, and would not require the nationalization of industry or the creation of a Total War Machine that would place our nation under emergency rule;

Whereas, these technologies would provide our nation with energy independence, which would allow us the freedom to wage peace, instead of war;

Whereas, these technologies are valuable enough to strengthen our relationships with other nations through cooperative scientific endeavors;

Whereas these technologies would provide long lasting energy products, with low profit margins, making them less conducive to corporate greed, and could best be employed as public utilities;

Whereas, the elimination of the fossil fuel industry would contribute to global peace, by eliminating a major cause of migrant crises that drive a large part of the Western world to adopt inhumanitarianism;

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;

That legislators and prominent activists receive counterintelligence briefings that warn them of how adversarial entities may be using climate alarmism to undermine our democracy;

That we may avert a climate crisis without having to sacrifice our democracy, and without losing our minds; so that we can keep CALM and carry on with our lives, while creating a more peaceful world.

Democratic Socialism and Social Democracy are not the same thing

“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.

The Great American Value Shift. Happening Now.

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.

Once again, “No. She didn’t say that.”

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.”

God. So sick of this.

That isn’t what she said. She said that if there is evidence that he ordered the attack, he needs to be tried for war crimes by the ICC.

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.

The Abyss

“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?

Notes on Syria

Someone messaged me to say, in response to this, that I should write about how Assad is a good leader, and about how the US is illegally trying to overthrow him for oil.

Uh… no. I shouldn’t. Because that isn’t my position.

I really can’t say what, if any, ulterior motives our government might have for fomenting or supporting civil war in Syria. I can only speak to what they have publicly declared as their justification. I think this is the only productive way to have this debate. Otherwise, we wouldn’t even be talking about Syria anymore.

When I hear about chemical weapons being used in Syria it upsets me. I can’t help but feel that the whole of the civilized world needs to do something to stop these horrible atrocities from happening, and that we should punish those who commit them. Honestly, I often wish someone would just put a bullet in Assad’s head, and I have been one of those who has cheered on our government support for the SDF.

But… I remember when Obama announced we’d be sending arms to Syrian rebels. I remember saying, “This is a really bad idea. Didn’t we learn anything in Afghanistan?”

I remember having conversations about how, if we’re going to wage war, then it needed to be a proper war. And if we couldn’t wage proper war, then we shouldn’t do it at all. Because this irregular warfare thing we keep doing is fucking bullshit. Supply weapons to civilians? Without manpower? Those civilians would need real fighters. And if it wasn’t us, it would be Al Qaeda. And if Al Qaeda came to their aid… if Al Qaeda ended up being the ones who train them… they’d turn Syria into a recruitment ground. Al Qaeda’s ranks would grow… with our own weapons and money.

Turns out, this is exactly what ended up happening. But, anyway… sending our own troops to help fight that battle wouldn’t have been a good thing, either.

Speaking as a military veteran, I can tell you that while irregular warfare is shitty, directly fighting a civil war for someone else is even shittier. Because when we put boots on the ground in another country, it is never viewed by the people of that country as assistance, but rather, as an invasion… and we end up fighting innocent people… which is why so many of our combat vets are so fucked up in the head.

Furthermore, if we are going to put boots on the ground in another country to fight against that country’s government, we need to recognize that by doing so we are committing an act of war against that country… and such things should not be done without an official declaration of war. Not if we want to continue calling ourselves a civilized nation.

I say this because a civilized nation does not engage in war without proper justification, without a clear end-goal, without an exit strategy, and without the means to sue for peace. A civilized nation doesn’t start wars it cannot end.

Which raises the question: Do we have justification for declaring war on Syria? In actuality… we don’t. Because they have neither attacked, nor threatened the United States.

Does this mean that we shouldn’t do anything at all? I don’t think so. Syria is a member state of the United Nations and the Chemical Weapons Convention. There are mechanisms in place for dealing with these issues that don’t involve rogue military action. So why aren’t we using them?

One could argue that we don’t, because these mechanisms have proven to be ineffective. But… I think that, instead of disregarding these options,  our international leaders need to sit down and have a conversation about why they’re ineffective.

I have a feeling that we haven’t, thus far, because if we were to do so, our leaders would have to be honest about a few issues that none of them want to confront. But that’s just tough. For the sake of world peace–which should be their primary objective–the conversation needs to happen.

And while deliberating about what we can and should do about Syria in response to human rights violations, I think we really need to give careful consideration to the issue of whether that response should involve displacing Assad at all, and what that would ultimately mean.

Assad is a bastard, but he is only the face of what Westerners object to… which is the inherently brutal and ruthless nature of dictatorship itself. So… what most of us really mean when we say we need to get rid of Assad, is that we need to get rid of Syria’s system of dictatorship.

But what should it be replaced with? Many believe that if Syria’s dictatorship falls, it would automatically be replaced with democracy… but that isn’t how things work out in reality. It could happen. But only if it is born of the people’s own struggle and will for it. It has to be their fight. If your desire is for a democratic Syria, then the best thing to do, is let them struggle for that themselves.

And here’s something that a lot of Americans don’t realize. Assad may be a dictator, by our own stardards… but he is an elected one. Syria actually is already a democracy. It’s just not a liberal one like ours.

And so… if you are for intervention, then you need to get real and stop using “democracy” as a reason for it. And you must accept that it would likely lead to the election of a different dictator… or more likely, the propping up of theocracy, which is even more oppressive. And if democracy is your only reason, it may be time to rethink your position.

There is a small voice in military strategy that says, “The Middle East is not ready for freedom.” This is an extremely difficult idea for Westerners to grasp… because who in their right mind doesn’t want to be free? I, too, had a hard time understanding this. Until I started making friends with people from the region.

Recently, one of these friends very patiently told me about his sister in Syria, who calls every week… in tears. And he said to me, “Americans have a hard time understanding why we would want a dictator… even a cruel one… but these are the only guys who can suppress extremism and ensure secularism for us.”

This haunted my thoughts for weeks–and still does… especially since our own political culture is starting to lean toward this sort of illiberal, intolerant democracy.

It’s time for Kremlinologists to Rethink Tulsi Gabbard

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:

“If India were to enact government policies that punish their citizens simply for being of a minority religion, I would condemn that action.”

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)

Let that sink in.

Related thread on Twitter:

 

 


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”.”


Tulsi Gabbard is not an Assadist

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.

But maybe it shouldn’t have. Because after doing some research I discovered that the things that made me hate her from the beginning weren’t even true. Her trip to Syria wasn’t a “secret” rendezvous with Assad. Unlike Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Syria, Tulsi’s visit was approved in advance by the House Ethics Committee.

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.

Tulsi very rarely ever expresses an opinion about Assad’s character, but when she does, she has always described him as a “brutal dictator“, and she has called for him to be tried by the ICC for crimes against humanity. How does that amount to praise or support?

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.

Anyway…

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.

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:

The Road to Smashing Democracy is Paved with Good Intentions

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.
  • Ressentiment
    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?

Know Thine Enemy: The Trad-Right (A Reading List)

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.

Never Again to ANYONE … Even Catholic Schoolboys in MAGA Hats

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.

https://twitter.com/robbysoave/status/1087109252584534017

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.

The Black Hebrew Israelites (BHI) were the aggressive racists here. Seriously. Why are people afraid to say this? Because they’re black? If your social injustice lens only detects white racism, you really need to check yourself. Bigotry comes in different shades, y’all. Not just white. And this group? This black group? They’re a religious extremist group of misogynistic, Anti-Semitic, black supremacists who are itching to fight a bloody race war in America. Moreover, dick holes like them seem to exist to validate the white genocide conspiracy theory the Nazis use to recruit new followers.

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.

“… we’re not allowed to ostracize people now? That’s Geek Social Fallacy #1. Acting like an asshole in a legal manner is what ostracism was made for. http://www.plausiblydeniable.com/opinion/gsf.html
— @DaphLawless

“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.

Be Best, by Gillette

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.

Dugin is no Socrates

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.

Cultural Marxism (A Primer)

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

They did so in the early seventies, when some of them formed the Heritage Foundation to think-tank political strategies. Read: Are Economic Royalists Leading the US Over a Precipice?

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

It really would be nice…

Yesterday, at my place of business…

“I’ve been saying for years that we need to secure the border. All that crime. It’s horrible.”

“Pretty sure those crime numbers are off. The President needs to stop watching Fox. They’re not even FCC licensed and don’t have to tell the truth.”

“But what about the disease?”

“Yeah. If people got their vaccinations they wouldn’t have to worry about that nonsense. But we’re not even pro- illegal immigration, you know. Our problem is with the way our legal immigration system is broken. People who are actually following the legal process shouldn’t end up in prison… and human beings shouldn’t be treated like animals… should they?”

“But it’s so true that (immigrants) get treated better. Took my sister forever to get her license renewed at the DMV, but this guy who couldn’t even speak English got his brand new license super quick, with no problem.”

“Was she getting the new fancy ID that doubles as a passport? Yeah. They really do want a ton of documents for that nonsense.”

“We have our own people to worry about. Did you know that in some states, there are more people on welfare than there are working?”

“How many of those people on welfare, also work? Cuz that’s a problem, you know… a lot of people who work full-time still need state assistance.”

“I think we have a lot more people unemployed than we think. Those numbers are all about who’s collecting unemployment benefits… not those who aren’t actually working.”

“Yeah, I agree. Just about every one of our presidents uses that trick to inflate their jobs numbers. It’s pretty gross.”

“If Democrats started doing what they used to do–focused on the working class and working conditions, so people actually could and would want to work again, they’d start winning again. Too bad they’ve lost their way.”

“That’s why I’m glad they just announced they’re not letting outsiders like the socialists run on our ticket anymore.”

“But how’s that going to work if Democrats *are* socialists?”

“But they’re not. They’re mostly social democrats.”

“What’s the difference?”

“Communism, socialism, and democratic socialism are all anti-capitalist. Communism turns local businesses into community co-opts that nobody privately owns. With socialism, the government takes over industry and ends corporatism by becoming Thee Corporation. Democratic socialism isn’t really its own political ideology, but more like the process of choosing and transitioning to socialism.

But social democracy is pro-capitalism, with the government only involved in business to regulate it, in a way that makes sure it doesn’t harm the welfare of the people. It has nothing to do with socialism… It’s only called ‘social’ because it believes the government should function to serve the welfare of its society. Not sure why people think any of that is a bad thing.”

“It really would be nice… if it actually worked that way.”

“Yep… it really would be.”

The Octopus

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.

What Liberalism Means to Me

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.

Stop the Insanity

“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.

#TurkeyShoot

People are getting Bush the Father, and Bush the Son, confused with each other. Bush the Father didn’t start the War on Terror.. his son did. Bush the Father started the War on Drugs.

Still… the acts of either aren’t unrelated.

Why did Bush the Son speak as if Operation Iraqi Freedom would serve as justice for 9/11… when the guy who organized the 9/11 attack was actually from Saudi Arabia? Because 9/11 was exacted in revenge for what Iraqi soldiers witnessed during the Father’s Operation Desert Storm.

What happened during Operation Desert Storm?

I served in a medical unit during that war… and that shit was so fucked up. Most of the injuries we treated were self-inflicted… because our soldiers could not deal with what they had done, or with what they were expected to do.

Please, just go ahead and do the research yourself, because I don’t want to think about it anymore. Start with: Kuwait Turkey Shoot.

People might be upset with me for going on about all this since Bush 41 just passed away, but… I’m really annoyed with all this hero worship going on.

A thousand lights, blah, blah, blah… and yeah he ended the Cold War… but because of what he had our soldiers do during Desert Storm… it made our world a hell of a lot less safe. And he never had to answer for any of it. We are the ones who pay for it, and we will keep paying for generations as long as we keep pretending that it never happened.

Fighting the Good Fight

Reposted from Twitter:

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.

Thank you so much for reading my rant today.

#BayrouGate

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.

But this is an old story. Why had the hashtag been revived? Because this recently published article brought it back to life, with new developments, and they needed to silence emerging conversations.

  • 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.