Real change won’t come until people rise up. People won’t rise up as long as they’re successfully propagandized. People will remain successfully propagandized until they evolve minds which can’t be manipulated. Our world will change when our relationship with narrative changes.
It only takes a rudimentary understanding of human psychology to manipulate someone. Bernays was recruited by the US government to study the science of modern propaganda in 1917. This science has been in research and development for over a century. Don’t underestimate its power.
They are literally imprisoning a journalist for doing journalism, right in front of us, while telling us we live in a free society. It’s like watching a supposed friend reach down and start strangling your dog while looking you right in the eye and saying “I’m not killing your dog. I would never do that. We’re friends.”
#Iran, #China, and #Russia will hold in the coming weeks their first-ever joint #war #drills, which leaders say are meant to send a "message to the world" about increased #military cooperation between the rogue countries.This gathering of resisting #forces very likely accounts for the desperate sense of urgency that Dr. Charlton has observed among what he describes as the Ahrimanic #evil of the #global #establishment:
The commander of Iran's #navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said Wednesday that the #IslamicRepublic will team up with #Moscow and #Beijing within the next month to hold the #mass #war drills.... The joint war drills will be aimed at sending a #message to the #world, particularly #Western #nations, like the #UnitedStates, that have sought to constrain Iran's expanding military ambitions.
The interesting aspect is the sheer #urgency. There is a very obvious attempt to create a worldwide sense of #emergency, of imminent #cataclysm, of terrible things that are Just About To Happen... unless, we hand over complete power to the Establishment (preferably the-day-after-tomorrow, or quicker). And this handover - this Power Grab by the Global Establishment - is being aimed-at Very Soon; on a timescale of months, not years.Like it or not, the #reality is that the U.S. military has been the primary #tool for global #evil for the last 75 years, due to the #invasion of the #USA and the abandonment of the American #principles of #isolation, #non-intervention, and the #avoidance of entangling #alliances. And now, having been #converged and #repurposed, the U.S. military is observably no longer able to perform its primary purpose, which is to #defend the American people from enemies foreign and #domestic.
In footage reportedly shot in London last summer during a dinner with far-right European nationalists, Mr Bannon said Breitbart was in “tough financial shape” after seeing advertising revenues plummet "90 per cent".BY Tom Embury-Dennis - @tomemburyd - 6 days ago
He credited the slump to work done by campaign group Sleeping Giants, which pressures companies into cutting ties with media it deems to be racist or sexist.
Don't look for physical differences when you try to spot a #Communist. Communists are all kinds of people in all walks of life and of all races.
A Communist is anyone who believes in the Russian system of government, whereby those who #govern #own everything and #control all the activities of all the people.
A communist is loyal only to Soviet Russia. As a member of the Communist Party he is dedicated for life to the protection of the U.S.S.R. and to the #establishment of #Communism throughout the world.
A Communist will usually #deny that he is a communist. There are many communists who are not in reality #card-carrying members of the party.
But both types of Communists carry on the same work, although the second type cannot let it be known that he is a member. His real value to the party is in #indoctrinating those #unsuspecting people in key positions with government agencies, #schools, #unions and #churches with communistic #philosophies.
When a Communist goes to work on you tell him that you are on to him and his #dirty #game.
Tell him, further, that you think it your #patriotic duty to make his activities known to others and to the #police.
Tell him that you know no tactics are too low for a Communist: #lying, #cheating, #betrayal, #ruin and even #murder. But be sure to tell him, too, that #America is on the alert and that his #scheme for world #domination is #doomed to #failure.
The first thing to understand about the proposed “Green New Deal” is that the first New Deal not only failed to end the Great Depression but made it more severe and longer-lasting. Its only “success” was in creating endless patronage opportunities and levers of #political bribery and #extortion for the #Democratic Party, opportunities that the #Republican Party happily embraced whenever it could to expand its own power and wealth in the succeeding decades. The proposed #GreenNewDeal would do the same, only many orders of magnitude worse.For example:
Nor did World War II end the #GreatDepression. It ended high #unemployment only because some 16 million men were sent overseas during the war. Sending a man to die in a #foxhole in #Germany is not the same as that man going to work in his own country and returning home to have dinner with his family every evening, contrary to #Keynesian folklore about how the #war supposedly “ended the Great Depression.”
#Federal government expenditures fell from $98.4 billion in 1945 to $33 billion in 1948. As a result, the year 1946 was the most #prosperous year in all of #American history in terms of the growth of the private components of #GDP: private consumption and #investment spending increased by 30% in that one year; no other year has ever been remotely close to that growth rate. Keynesian economists predicted another Great Depression because of the two-thirds reduction in federal spending while the exact opposite happened. That should have discredited Keynesianism forever, but the #Washington #establishment just ignored or #lied about this fact, as it does to this very day.
“New Deal . . . policies did not #lift the #economy out of the Depression . . . the abandonment of these policies coincided with the strong economic recovery of the 1940s”
the New Deal was a political power bonanza for #FDR and his fellow Democrats. According to a 1938 Official Report of the U.S. #Senate Committee on Campaign Expenditures it was routine for the #Roosevelt administration to demand that recipients of government make-work jobs, of which there were millions, register and vote as Democrats. As Jim #Couch and William #Shughart wrote in The Political Economy of the New Deal, “The distribution of the billions of dollars appropriated by Congress to prime the economic pump was guided less by considerations of economic need than by the forces of ordinary politics.” For example, the nation’s number one economic problem was the South, but since the South was solidly Democratic it received relatively little New Deal spending compared to other regions where FDR needed the votes. And, “The states that gave Franklin Roosevelt larger percentages of the popular vote in 1932 were rewarded with significantly more federal aid than less-supportive constituencies.” What else would anyone expect?
The entire U.S. economy would be “planned” by a fifteen-member congressional committee, #Soviet style. There is no acknowledgment at all of the #failures of #socialist #planning everywhere else in the world; of the well-known economic reasons for these inherent failures; or of the fact that all the countries of the world that touted “planning” in the twentieth century have abandoned it, and for good reason. It is a recipe for turning America into a #ThirdWorld economic #hellhole, in other words, to be completed “in ten years” according to the published plan.
The #Obama administration was doing shady and possibly illegal things in the run-up to the #2016 #election, which can now be covered-up by the Democrats. The rallying-cry of getting #DonaldTrump's #tax-returns is #worthless, as Rachel Maddow (MSNBC host) has learned when she published some of his tax returns to the great #disappointment of #leftists, as there was nothing incriminating. Similarly, the #IRS (federal tax agency) is still completely controlled by Democrat operatives (as the #TeaParty scandal has shown) and if there were any "bombshells" about #Trump, they would have #leaked them a long time ago anway.
#AdamSchiff (D-Ca) will become next #chairman of the #HouseIntelligenceCommittee
There is some #speculation that a Democratic House might be a good thing for Trump in the next election in #2020: Any failures in implementing his #agenda can be blamed on Democratic #obstruction. Even Democrat pundits agree that this could prove #difficult for Democrats, as many of Trump's core legislative efforts are very #popular even among Democrats, especially #infrastructure investments, #healthcare reform, #immigration reform, and #student-loan reform.
Crumbling #Infrastructure has long plagued the #US and #voters
Another #issue for Democrats might fester for a long time: #leadership. This election saw many #hardcore #leftist Democrats elected into the House, like #AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez (D-NY), who are enemies of the Democrat #establishment and some even vowed to oppose #NancyPelosi (D-Ca) as #Speaker of the House. Along with Senator #BernieSanders, this might cause #friction among these two groups inside the Democrat Party, which might be very helpful for Donald Trump's re-election in 2020. Despite 95% negative #media coverage of Donald Trump and 95% positive coverage of Democrats, #Pelosi has far worse #approval ratings than #Trump – #RCP lists her as the politician with the lowest #favorability ratings in #Washington.
#NancyPelosi (D-Ca) will most likely be elected #Speaker-of-the-House
The #Trump #administration now also has an easy way forward in appointing #Cabinet ministers or #FederalAgency positions like the Environmental Protection Agency #EPA, the Food and Drug Administraion #FDA, or the Federal Communications Commission #FCC. As soon as next year when the Senate is sworn in, President Trump might replace #ministers like #JeffSessions (Attorney General) or #KirstjenNielsen (Secratary of Homeland Security), who have disappointed him, with strong loyalists like #KrisKobach.
#BrettKavanaugh's had the most contentious #Senate #confirmation in recent #history
Something that is lost among many is the fact that this election has utterly destroyed the #NeverTrump Republican establishment. The #AltRight supporters of Trump have celebrated this election as a "
GOP establishment figureheads #PaulRyan (Wisconsin) and #JeffFlake are out, #JohnMcCain (both Arizona) died earlier this year
Along with the #primary victories of #hardcore #leftist candidates among the Democrats, this will lead to much further #polarization between the two parties, the #Left & #Right, and the American people, while centrists lose ground. There is widespread #expectation that the Democratic party will #radicalize even more as the #Left will interpret the House victory as signal that their radical #strategy works. They will also feel #emboldened by many newly elected #BernieSanders like figures influencing the discourse inside the party.
Newly elected Represenative #AlexandriaOcasio-Cortez, a far-left #Democrat from #NewYork, is the youngest #woman ever in #US #Congress
#SPEYER. Ein vom #Jugendstadtrat Speyer und einer #Anti-Rassismus-Initiative veranstalteter #PoetrySlam hat mit einem #Eklat geendet. Grund dafür war der Auftritt der 14 Jahre alten #Ida-Marie #Müller, Tochter der #AfD
Ida-Marie Müller: Machte sich über politische Korrektheit und Zivilcourage lustig
The new millennium ushered in a brief period of bipolar politics, with the PRI and the National Action Party (PAN) alternating periods in power.Both PRI and PAN represent the corrupt #establishment, so not really bipolar and more like spin-doctoring and kleptocracy.
The biggest concern regarding a possible AMLO victory is his populist discourse. In fact, many fear that AMLO will turn out to be a Mexican Hugo Chavez . This implies that AMLO is, if not Marxist, at least a radical leftist, which is not the case.That is just repeating the same #propaganda and lies about AMLO who actually has no ties to Chavez. In contrast, #AMLO looks up to the best past presidents of Mexico: Benito Juárez, Francisco I. Madero and Lázaro Cárdenas. Different country, different circumstances.
AMLO's policies will not radically eliminate poverty and corruption.AMLO has strategically not given full details of his #anticorruption programme, but he represents the best shot against governmental corruption. Obviously, it will take time to undo all the #corrupt practices but one has to look at AMLO's administration as mayor of Mexico City to see how he reduced corruption and crime in one of the most populated cities in the world.
These unions have thwarted all attempts to reform the dysfunctional mechanisms currently in place to train and hire academic staff. AMLO and CNTE are strategic electoral allies, and it is highly unlikely that he will be able to radically reform the system.These trade unions are never truly autonomous and their leaders are appointed by the government. Once the PRI and PAN (a.k.a. PRIAN) are no longer in power, the political landscape will be different. Moreover, the #education reforms put forward by the #PRIAN were not meant to address educational practices, but to undermine teachers' labour rights. Thus, AMLO will reverse that top-down labour reform and introduce a true education reform to be designed in consultation with teachers and educators. Most importantly, AMLO's education reform will take into account the cultural differences in the different regions of Mexico.
AMLO's platform proposes reinforcing and centralising controls on public expenditure in an effort to reduce corruption in public tenders, with the recovered resources subsequently being invested into social programmes.One of the most important laws that AMLO will introduce is the one that eliminates the political immunity (fuero) of government officials including himself (the president), so that everyone can be sued and tried for corruption and embezzlement even when in office. Again, the details of AMLO's anticorruption programme have not been given for obvious reasons, but they will be comprehensive to fight systemic corruption.
Although this measure is likely to succeed, it would only tackle high-level corruption and would leave the systemic corruption in the public administration largely unaddressed.
"If AMLO can't do it, nobody can" reads the slogan of his campaign.Again the author cannot hide his bias against AMLO. This is not the slogan of AMLO's campaign which actually is "Mexico's Hope" (La esperanza de México). Following Mexico's mainstream media propaganda and fear-mongering, the author of this article seems keen to create a feeling of uncertainty and fear about AMLO.
So why do people believe that AMLO is a socialist in spite of both the evidence and his own political discourse?Short answer: The same sort of media manipulation and propaganda that the author of this article seems to follow.