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The deep state is fascism (or corporatism) without an ostensible leader. It's a chicken running amok with its head cut off. It's inertia.

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With the metaphysical threats of China, the wuflu attack on western civilization, the rise of a brazen global oligarchy, and totalitarian ideas like the Great Reset, and the recent elections and kanga

Another reason to look at the goings on around the Q Continuum is to understand the psychology of others, since we do, after all, live in a society where both the leadership and voters have an impact

A big difference between elitists doing crud in other countries and their doing it here is the Americans (the real ones) of whom there are still an abundant number in this country's populace.  America

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9 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Elitist bigots do. And man are they callous and vicious where there money, power and perversions are concerned.

They self-police, too. The only sacred rule for elitist bigots is that all is permitted except getting caught and exposed.

Also, they encourage each other to say in public how much they care. They have feelings. And man do they care. They care and nobody else does. Bah...

Ah, come on. Hasn't Governor Cuomo been through enough? joke. Awaiting his 1pm news conference. I think Fox will carry it.  

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3 hours ago, Brant Gaede said:

It's a chicken running amok with its head cut off. It's inertia.

It is a class of people, without Royal titles, all over the world and not just in America, who went to the right schools, know the right people, are "exclusive," and in their minds, deserve what they have. 

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Hey youse guys? We need a villainous actor to play Cuomo in the upcoming bio-pic but who could it be? It must be an actor of Italian American background but not TOO Tony Soprano.  So, who we got? Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Nicolas Cage, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tony Danza, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Mark Ruffalo, or Lou Ferrigno. The first two, Al and Robert could easily do it. Lou is out, cause he can’t hear well. I gotta go with Leonardo DiCaprio because he doesn’t put a space between DiCaprio.

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Hey youse guys? We need a villainous actor to play Cuomo in the upcoming bio-pic but who could it be? It must be an actor of Italian American background but not TOO Tony Soprano.

Peter,

Just because this is so damn quirky in a thread about the Deep State :) , I'm going to throw my 2 cents in.

I think Ray Liotta would knock it out of the park. Also, Christopher Walken.

Both are known for portraying characters who have a veneer of confident smooth slickness with a troglodyte nuance, but also transmit a feeling that something is way off, something bad, underneath.

Michael

 

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22 minutes ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Peter,

Just because this is so damn quirky in a thread about the Deep State :) , I'm going to throw my 2 cents in.

I think Ray Liotta would knock it out of the park. Also, Christopher Walken.

Both are known for portraying characters who have a veneer of confident smooth slickness with a troglodyte nuance, but also transmit a feeling that something is way off, something bad, underneath.

Michael

 

John Turturro. 'Nuff said.

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12 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Carol,

I don't want to dismiss your effort right now without at least trying to meet you in terms I hope you can understand. I can't guarantee you will, but I can make a try.

 

An analogy

Analogies are a great way to give a general idea of the unfamiliar or not understood. 

 

indeed they are.  The prime example is Jesus's parables, intended to sway the hearts and souls of , religious believers and any others with a new idea of the relations between god and man.  Unlike the elders in the temple he took on as a tween, his audiences were not scholars and the simplicity of his teachings were not intended as points in a debate. It is doubtful if he ever heard of Cicero or Aristotle. Of course the parables have been tortuously argued about for millennia by those who had.

I have said more than once here that analogy is pernicious, and thwarts logical discussion of complex issues.

Cousin, I am not unfamiliar with this concept, and I think that you mean that not understanding it means that I can't accept many of the things you believe to be fact s, are in fact,..well, facts.

I won,t go on ...if we can civilly disagree and uphold each other,s  n right to be wrong I will be content having a place here.  If you decide not, all you have to do is recall the Jons and I will be gone!

and that's a fact, Jack.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, caroljane said:

I won,t go on ...if we can civilly disagree and uphold each other,s  n right to be wrong I will be content having a place here.  If you decide not, all you have to do is recall the Jons and I will be gone!

and that's a fact, Jack.

Carol,

Just to make sure we are understood, I'm not pleading with you for you to stick around, nor am I even asking you to.

That is entirely up to you.

On my end, you have a place here. I will not opine on what you do or not do with it.

Whatever happens is good for OL.

Michael

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46 minutes ago, caroljane said:

I have said more than once here that analogy is pernicious, and thwarts logical discussion of complex issues.

Carol,

Which is, of course, a totally erroneous position. I suspect people say this kind of thing to disqualify the person they are talking to and set themselves up as a better sort of thinker. So as posturing, it's a pretty good statement. But in terms of fact, it could not be more wrong.

Let me suggest a book by someone on your side of the aisle to get initial familiarity with how the brain works re analogies, metaphors and the like: Metaphors We Live by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. There is a lot more to it than Lakoff and Johnson give, but this book is a really good start.

Using comparisons with the familiar as stand-ins for the new is an epistemology thing and it is universal to all humans.

In fact, it is impossible to present any issue, including complex ones, without analogies, metaphors and so on. At least for human beings, whether they be better sorts of thinkers or worse. Instead of being destructive to logic, they are a precondition to logic. Without them, language itself would be restricted to a paltry few words.

I thought you knew that, but apparently I was mistaken.

Michael

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4 hours ago, Peter said:

Hey youse guys? We need a villainous actor to play Cuomo in the upcoming bio-pic but who could it be? It must be an actor of Italian American background but not TOO Tony Soprano.  So, who we got? Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Nicolas Cage, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tony Danza, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Mark Ruffalo, or Lou Ferrigno. The first two, Al and Robert could easily do it. Lou is out, cause he can’t hear well. I gotta go with Leonardo DiCaprio because he doesn’t put a space between DiCaprio.

Vin Diesel is Italian, who knew, I thought he was related to Schwarzenegger , and isn!t Ferrigno dead? not that there is anything wrong with that. 

DiCaprio looks too northern Italian, a Torino when you need a, you know,Vespa scooter or something. I will go with Danza to show he still has acting chops after his cruel tratment t by that dominatrix Angela.

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Tratment" is an elitist term for an unmentionable practice by fictional characters who practise all the time but never get it right.

 

 

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On 2/14/2021 at 10:29 AM, tmj said:

What I know of the Proud Boys is that the group started as a drinking club centered on free speech protection and Western Chauvinism. Gavin McInnes a comedian and co founder of Vice Media started it in response to the leftist-fascistic infiltration of popular culture signaled by the rise in antifa and similar groups' activities.

Ok. I will grant you that until more news comes in.

Maybe it is not sympathy for the devil. Remember reading about the Viet Nam War and a resurgence for communism in America? What traitors! White supremacy?  Whenever I see someone glamorizing or imitating the Nazis, I get angry. And unless it is simply a Civil War reenactment, all good, decent, patriotic American should not wear a Rebel uniform because The South also fought a war with The United States. Some claimed The South just wanted to be autonomous but if they could have . . .  they would have destroyed our Constitution.

Back to the Nazis. English speaking, WWII deaths due to the war with Nazi Germany, including all causes. America: 407,300. United Kingdom including Crown Colonies: 383,700. Canada: 42,000. Newfoundland: 1,100. Australia: 39,700. New Zealand: 11,700.

Russian speakers fared even worse fighting the Nazis, but a big chunk of communistic Russia was almost as bad as the Nazis. Just ask Ayn in a séance.  Peter

Note Quote from "Archangel," pages 67 - 71 by Thomas Harris . . . . And what of the other set? Well, there was Aleksandr Svanidze, the brother of Stalin's first wife - he was arrested in ‘37 and shot in ‘41. And there was Svanidze's wife, Maria, who was also arrested; she was shot in ‘42. Their surviving child, Ivan - Stalin's nephew - was sent into exile, to a ghastly state orphanage for the children of "enemies of the state," and when he emerged, nearly twenty years later, he was profoundly psychologically damaged. And finally, there was Stalin's sister-in-law, Maria - she was arrested in ‘37 and died mysteriously in prison.

Now, let us go back to that image of Svetlana. Her mother is dead. Her half-brother is dead. Her other brother is an alcoholic. Two uncles are dead and one is insane. Two aunts are dead and one is in prison. She is being dragged around by her hair, by her father, in front of a roomful of the most powerful men in Russia, all of whom are being forced to dance, maybe to the sound of howling dogs.

Colleagues, whenever I sit in an archive or, more rarely these days, attend a symposium like this one, I always try to remember that scene, because it reminds me to be wary of imposing a rational structure on the past. There is nothing in the archives here to show us that the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers or the Commissar for Foreign Affairs, when they made their decisions, were shattered by exhaustion and very probably terrified - that they had been up until three A.M. dancing for their lives and knew they might well be dancing again that evening.

Not that I am not saying that Stalin was crazy. On the contrary. One could argue that the man who worked the gramophone was the sanest person in the room. When Svetlana asked him why her aunt Anna was being held in solitary confinement, he answered "Because she talks too much."  With Stalin, there was usually a logic to his actions. He didn't need a sixteenth-century English philosopher to tell him that "knowledge is power." That realization is the absolute essence of Stalinism. Among other things, it explains why Stalin murdered so many of his own family and close colleagues - he wanted to destroy anyone who had any firsthand knowledge of him.

And this policy, we must concede, was remarkably successful. Here we are, gathered in Moscow, forty-five years after Stalin's death, to discuss the newly opened archives of the Soviet era. Above our heads, in fire-proofed strong-rooms, maintained at a constant temperature of eighteen degrees Celsius and sixty percent humidity, are one and a half million files - the entire archive of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Yet how much does this archive really tell us about Stalin? What can we see today that we couldn't see when the Communists were in power? Stalin's letters to Molotov -  we can see those -  and they are not without interest. But clearly they have been heavily censored. And not just that - They end in ‘36, at precisely the point when the real killing started.

We can also see the death lists that Stalin signed. And we have his appointment book. So we know that on the eighth of December, 1938, Stalin signed thirty death lists containing five thousand names, many of them his so-called friends. And we also know, thanks to his appointment book, that on that very same evening he went to the Kremlin movie theater and watched not a Tarzan movie this time but a comedy called "Happy Guys."

But between these two events, between the killing and the laughter, there lies - What? Who? We do not know. And why? Because Stalin made it his business to murder almost everyone who might have been in a position to tell us what he was like . . . .

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“The Proud Boys.” The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Some of the following may already be known to readers of OL but these guys are not all good or all bad but I would not want to sit down to talk to one. They are much better than Antifa, which is not saying much. I looked the following up and through the miracle of cut and paste, voila! Make up your own mind.  Peter

From “Heavy.” Here is what you need to know about The Proud Boys: 1. The Group Considers Themselves a Multi-Racial  ‘Fraternal Brotherhood’ Who ‘Disavows Nazis’ & Racists.  According to The Proud Boy manifesto, the group, which was formed in 2016 by Vice Co-Founder Gavin McInnis (who left the group in 2018) is “socially liberal and welcomes gay members.” They also say in the document, “We disavow Nazis and don’t want them at our meet-ups. We disavow racists and don’t want them at our meet-ups. We allow weak, beta male virgins to join because our fraternity is about helping men improve their lives and that includes all men.”

Rolling Stone reported in August 2019, “Above all else, their target is the overall “feminization” of Western culture or the idea that masculinity has been slowly degraded by leftist ideology; their core beliefs can best be summarized as a mélange of neofascism, Fight Club-esque hypermasculinity, and early-2000s-era hipster trolling.” Yet their reputation as alt-right often means they’re thrown in the pot with white supremacists. According to the Anti-Defamation League, “The Proud Boys represent an unconventional strain of American right-wing extremism. While the group can be described as violent, nationalistic, Islamophobic, transphobic and misogynistic, its members represent a range of ethnic backgrounds, and its leaders vehemently protest any allegations of racism.” In fact, two of their leaders are men of color. Dante Nero, who the Proud Boys call their “Pope” because he helped found their “religion”, according to the manifesto, is a Black man. Another leader, Enrique Tarrio, who is the International Chairman of The Proud Boys, is Afro-Cuban.

In a recent interview with conservative Portland radio host, Lars Larson, Tarrio said: I don’t know what everybody’s opinion of what alt-right is, but usually they like to mingle that with white nationalism and white supremacy. And again, like I said before, we aren’t a group that cares, like when you apply to be part our great fraternity, we don’t ask you any of those questions. For us it’s about American values and standing up to tyranny really is what it is and that’s what we’re seeing here. We’re seeing unchecked anarchy and tyranny from [Porland Mayor] Ted Wheeler.

2. The Proud Boys Say There Are 10 Ways to ‘Save America’ Including Giving Everyone a Gun, Abolishing Prisons & Legalizing Drugs.  Before McInnis left the group in 2018 after the FBI classified The Proud Boys as an “an extremist group with ties to white nationalism,” according to The Guardian, The Proud Boys took to heart his ideas on how to “Save America.” (The FBI later said they did not designate The Proud Boys an extremist group, The Washington Post reported.)

The manifesto says, “Our founder Gavin McInnes (peace be upon him) often cites his “10 Ways to Save America” list as a compendium of proud Western beliefs. Brothers don’t have to ascribe to all of these but it does provide a good idea of where we stand.” According to the Proud Boys Manifesto, The 10 ways are: – “Abolish Prisons” because there are too many “human beings” in “cages.” – “Give Everyone A Gun” because “mostly bad guys have guns, but good guys need them too. This will help prevent crime.” – “Legalize Drugs” because “the drug war is a failure” and is only creating more prisoners. – “End Welfare” because it has “shattered families” by incentivizing women to leave their husbands. – “Close the Borders” because “we need to build a wall and encourage assimilation” and patriotism. – “Outlaw Censorship” because “The West has thrived with the checks and balances open discussion provides. Without it, fascism thrives.” – “Venerate the Housewife” because “Proud Boys are encouraged to put a ring on it and knock her up.” – “Glorify the Entrepreneur” because they made many sacrifices and they are the ones “who got us here.” – “Recognize the West is the Best” because “we fought hard to be #1 and we won. All other cultures are not merely different than us. They are worse.” – “Shut down the Government” because they “rob us of our hard-earned wages” and no one else needs to be in control of another man’s freedom and destiny.

3. Proud Boys Are Only Allowed to Masturbate Alone Once a Month & They Revere the Housewife While Maligning the Feminist  As part of the Proud Boys code, according to their “No Wanks” portion of the manifesto, “A Proud Boy may not ejaculate alone more often than once every thirty days.” During that time they’re also told to refrain from watching pornography. If a man “needs to ejaculate” and physical sex isn’t an option, he can masturbate “within one yard of a woman with her consent.” However, no prostitutes allowed for that purpose, according to the manifesto. The group attributes those rules to their religion, which they say comes from their “pope” Dante Nero, who calls himself a “Relationship Guru in his Twitter bio. There is no reprieve for married men who are away from their wives for long periods of time because according to the manifesto, no virtual sex is allowed.

Proud Boy members say they exalt the housewife because they “create human life, shape it, and build the communities in which we live,” according to the manifesto. “With the family, comes a deep respect for the housewife. We see housewives as sentient beings who have an incredible gift.” Yet when it comes to women who want to be anything but housewives and the role of feminism in American culture, the Proud Boys seem to view it as a threat. In a 2017 article by the Wisconsin Watch, three members spoke to a reporter using only their first names. One, named Eric, said of feminism, “It’s cancer … I just think it’s taken so much away from the traditional family that it’s contributed to the degradation of the American family. When it came to equality for women and equal rights and votes, OK yeah, that’s all good and well. But now it’s just turned into kind of what’s seeming to be anti-male basically.” And The New York Times reported that McInnis once summed it up by saying “I’m an Archie Bunker sexist. I don’t like Gloria Steinem, but I’d take a bullet for Edith.

4. 2 Members of The Proud Boys Are Serving Prison Time for Attacking Anti-Fascists Protestors . The Proud Boys leaders sometimes say they’re not looking for fights, maintaining they’re a group of guys who like to get together and drink who share common values, yet they often end up embroiled in violence. Just one example came In October 2018, 10 members of the Proud Boys were arrested after several of them were seen chasing and then beating someone after a GOP event in Manhattan. The attack was caught on video. The men were accused of attacking protesters outside the event, according to Huffington Post. According to The Southern Poverty Law Group who wrote in reaction to that attack: The Proud Boy’s credo is that violence is “a really effective way to solve problems,” and, according to McInnes, the political left poses an existential threat to the nation’s future. While the Proud Boys leader might not be issuing dictums, he and his reactionary troops are using violence to shut down and punish those whose views conflict with their own and, as was the case with the “foreigner” the group beat on Friday, those they believe do not deserve a place in the body politic.

As part of the group’s manifesto, they say, “to the parasites both on the streets and in the White House who want to attack us and take what we earn. To the trespassers who want to sabotage our culture our family and our way of life. You want a war? Well, you’ve got one. To all of our enemies both high and low. BRING IT ON!”

Meanwhile, Tarrio told Larson ahead of the September 26 rally: We just want to be left alone. We want to send our message. We want to wave our flags. We want to do our speeches and we want to go home. We don’t want any issues…. And we’re going to come to Portland planning on being peaceful. If they want to come protest us, you know what Lars, I welcome it. I want people to protest things that they don’t see as right. No matter how misguided in my opinion they are. It’s fine with me. I want that but what we won’t condone and won’t tolerate is the violence.

Two of the Proud Boys who were arrested in the NY attack tried to convince the courts that they acted in self-defense when they beat four Antifa protestors, according to NBC News.  But the courts saw it differently and each was sentenced to four years in prison for attempted gang assault, attempted assault, and rioting.

5. A Proud Boy Meets the Highest Status Degree if They ‘Engage in a Major Conflict for the Cause’ & Their Anthem Is an Omitted Song Written for Disney’s Aladdin

Proud Of Your Boy – In Studio With Alan Menken (from "Aladdin" Original Broadway Cast R…Download the Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording here: smarturl.it/abcra1 Stream it here: smarturl.it/abcrsta1 Www.facebook.com/disneymusic Www.twitter.com/disneymusic Www.instagram.com/disneymusic (C) 2014 Walt Disney Records2014-06-17T18:35:58Z

Once a man takes the pledge to become a Proud Boy, which simply means embracing the mantra that they are “Western Chauvinists who refuse to apologize for the modern world” he can move up in degrees by meeting certain thresholds. If he takes those words to heart, he’s a first-degree Proud Boy. To become a second-degree Proud Boy a member has to name five breakfast cereals while other members “pound him” with their fists. He also must agree to the “No Wanks” rules. To become a third-degree Proud Boy, a member has to get a Proud Boy Tattoo, ideally in the “traditional tattoo font of yore,” according to the manifesto. Finally, to become a fourth-degree Proud Boy the manifesto says, “This degree is loosely defined as ‘engaging in a major conflict for the cause.’ Being arrested is not encouraged although those who are immediately become fourth degrees because the court has registered a major conflict. Serious physical fights also count and it’s up to each chapter to determine how serious the conflict must be to determine fourth.”

Whether or not choosing a Disney song called, “Proud of Your Boy” is tongue in cheek, the group’s attempt at humor, or belies some Freudian theory, the manifesto says it’s healthy to sing it “at least once a night” at the Proud Boy meet-ups. While they maintain that’s not always realistic, the manifesto says they try to find bars that might have the song available on the jukebox. “Proud of Your Boy” is about a boy wanting to make his mother proud.

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5 hours ago, Peter said:

“The Proud Boys.” The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Some of the following may already be known to readers of OL but these guys are not all good or all bad but I would not want to sit down to talk to one. They are much better than Antifa, which is not saying much. I looked the following up and through the miracle of cut and paste, voila! Make up your own mind.  Peter

Peter,

Be careful with leftwing propaganda. You sometimes present it as fact, or grant it equivalence to fact by comparing both as if they were the same thing (fair and balanced, right?).

For example, here is a premise to check.

The current leader of the "white nationalist" Proud Boys is Enrique Tarrio. That's a Wikipedia link and here is how that article starts (my bold).

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Enrique Tarrio (born 1984 or 1985) is an activist and businessman. He is also the chairman of the Proud Boys, a far-right, neo-fascist, and male-only white nationalist organization that promotes and engages in political violence in the United States and Canada.

Tarrio, who is Cuban American and of Afro-Cuban background...

btw - Here is the picture of Tarrio from Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia says "white nationalist" right alongside this image and the statement: "Tarrio, who is Cuban American and of Afro-Cuban background..."

Which goes to show you that reason and rational thought are not behind this propaganda.

A is A.

But these mainstream propagandists say "A is B" and their audience eats it up. Even you are displaying doubts. And you still quoted something about Tarrio and another leader of the Proud Boys being "of color."

So what is there to doubt?

How can anyone look at a picture like that and think "white nationalist"?

Are you comparing "A is A" to "A is B" so that both sides can be considered equally valid?

They aren't equally valid. It's a contradiction with your senses to treat them like that. One is right and the other is wrong. And your eyes tell you, whether in the picture or in reading the word "Afro."

Where is the doubt?

I suggest you check your premises when reading this garbage.

Race-wise, white is white (meaning Caucasian).

White is not "Cuban American and of Afro-Cuban background."

To repeat:

A is A.
A is not B.

If someone tells you otherwise, like the entire fake new media which your posts show you favor in your news consumption, I suggest you use rational thought as your standard rather than the words of those providing you "facts" in Newspeak.

btw - Notice that "news" is part of the term "Newspeak"?

:) 

Michael

 

EDIT: Here is what Dante Nero looks like. He is the other leader "of color" of the "white nationalist" Proud Boys.

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(Don't get scared. He's a comedian. Literally. :) )

So, epistemology-wise and in Atlas Shrugged terms, which is it? Hugh Ackston or Floyd Ferris? Are both equally valid? After all, presenting both as valid viewpoints is "fair and balanced," right? 

Sadly, the mainstream culture here in America is ripe for someone to write and publish Why Do You Think You Think?. It will be a blockbuster success, too...

I normally don't speak in these terms, but for God's sake, fight this, man. Don't go along with it.

This crap is killing America...

Michael

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On 3/12/2021 at 4:55 PM, caroljane said:

Vin Diesel is Italian, who knew, I thought he was related to Schwarzenegger , and isn!t Ferrigno dead? not that there is anything wrong with that. 

DiCaprio looks too northern Italian, a Torino when you need a, you know,Vespa scooter or something. I will go with Danza to show he still has acting chops after his cruel tratment t by that dominatrix Angela.

F. Murray Abraham.

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6 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Peter,

Be careful with leftwing propaganda. You sometimes present it as fact, or grant it equivalence to fact by comparing both as if they were the same thing (fair and balanced, right?).

 

Be careful is right. Peter himself is a white nationalist white supremacist Nazi by the woke left's standards.

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I took the story from the net about the Proud Boys and deleted the images of their top cats but I was aware they were not the Proud "White" boys. I thought the issue of women working in the kitchen would cause a "humph!" To me they sounded like men with attitudes from the 1950's.   

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2 hours ago, Peter said:

To me they sounded like men with attitudes from the 1950's.

Peter,

Try avid sports fans for contact sports at any time and place in human history. That is closer to their essence than anything else I have seen.

 All the rest is mainstream fake news narrative.

Now try to imagine Antifa as sports fans. It doesn't work.

Michael

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9 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Try avid sports fans for contact sports at any time and place in human history.

Aaah, thanks Michael. From now on I will stick to video games.

Dirty, dirty, from Breitbart and the NYT’’s. What can we do to stop them for taking credit for the recovery? Peter  

Today's Top Stories From the Breitbart News Desk. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are setting out to sell the recently enacted stimulus legislation to the American public. That seems odd because the $1.9 trillion spending package became law on Friday when President Biden signed it. Why would the Democrats mount a marketing campaign after the fact? The answer is that they plan to weaponize the stimulus for the midterm elections, presenting it as the force for salvation in our economy. You don't even have to take our word for it. The New York Times on Monday published a story under the headline "Stimulus as a Political Weapon? The Democrats are counting on It." 

Biden and Harris—along with their allies in the mainstream media and on Capitol Hill—spent last summer and fall exaggerating the damage the pandemic had done to the economy and then blaming Trump for that damage. They even promoted the completely false talking point that Europe's economy was doing better because Europe was led by people who are not Trump. Of course, Europe's economy was in far worse condition and continued to shrink last year while the U.S. economy grew significantly in the second half of the year. Once they took control of the White House, the Democrats kept talking down the economy. Biden told us that we in for "a dark winter," a campaign line that he did not drop even when it was clear the economy was expanding and the vaccines worked. 

The next step of this plan will be to take credit for the recovery. Specifically, to claim that the recovery was made possible by the Democrat's stimulus spending. The problem for this narrative is that the economy is expanding much faster than virtually anyone expected. First-quarter growth now looks like it will come in above eight percent, unemployment is falling rapidly, retail spending has almost recovered to pre-pandemic levels, manufacturing is expanding rapidly, and the housing market is booming. 

We'll get a look at how much has changed in the first two and a half months of the year when the Fed finishes its two-day monetary policy meeting on Wednesday. The Fed will be releasing its new economic projections, something it hasn't done since December. Then Fed Chair Jerome Powell will hold a press conference where he will likely expand on where he thinks the economy is right now and where it is going. We do not expect him to be overly optimistic because that might spook markets into thinking the Fed was preparing to hike rates. But he is very likely to be more upbeat than he was at the December or January meetings. – Alex Marlow & John Carney Breitbart News Network

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On 2/1/2021 at 8:06 AM, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

Notice that the Myanmar military only wanted to verify the results and got gobbledygook in answer.

I don't know the situation for real in Myanmar, but I do know the Biden junta and the CCP are against the military coup. Just that by itself slants me to favor it, but I don't want to claim fact where I know not.

However, and this is a big however, this article really started my day off with a smile.

Myanmar Regime Seizes Bank Accounts of Soros' Open Society Foundation

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The military regime has seized control of the bank accounts of billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) in Myanmar and announced that it will take legal action against the foundation, which is accused of violating restrictions on the activities of such organizations.

On Monday, military-controlled MRTV announced that the military had issued arrest warrants for 11 staff members of OSF Myanmar, including its head and deputy head, on suspicion of giving financial support to the civil disobedience movement against the military junta.

The regime also claimed that the world’s largest private funder for justice, democratic governance and human rights had failed to obtain approval from the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM)’s Foreign Exchange Management Department for a deposit of US$5 million (7.04 billion kyats) with the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SMED) in Myanmar in 2018.

The foundation is also accused of illegally withdrawing $1.4 million from its account at SMED a week after the military takeover in Myanmar, as the civil disobedience movement was gaining momentum among civil servants across the country.

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On March 12, the CBM notified all international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that they would be required to report all financial transactions involving international organizations or individuals from abroad, with relevant bank account information, since April 1, 2016. The order indicates that the military regime intends to investigate the financial transactions of organizations since the National League for Democracy (NLD) took office in early 2016.

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Following the coup, the military regime launched an investigation into the finances of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, a charity founded by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

What was that again? "...the world’s largest private funder for justice, democratic governance and human rights"?!!!

Try the world's largest money launderer for overthrowing whoever Soros and his cronies want to overthrow.

I don't know where Myanmar is going, but today was a good day for Myanmar. It started getting rid of its own Deep State.

And there's that business of Myanmar being one of the world's hubs for human trafficking. It seems like the kiddie sex party is being shut down and the Biden junta and the CCP are not amused.

Soros certainly isn't...

Michael

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Former President Trump spoke with Maria Bartiromo for an exclusive,  via the YouTube channel of Doug TenNapel:

 

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Wow!

Talk about a serious blow to the Deep State, even though this doesn't seem like it on the surface.

This digs right into the roots of two of the Deep State's current fake news media control mechanisms: immigration and COVID-19.

Now let's see about the narratives of "muh children in cages" and "muh superspreader events."

:)

Michael

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