By Tony Mead
As the headlines are teeming with such stories as the Harvey Weinstein scandal and admissions of involvement in sexual misconduct by the infamous from Justin Beiber to Kevin Spacey, it is an important time for us to look deeper into what is really going on in our world today! Actually, this is not some new phenomenon and is certainly not limited to those prominent Hollywood actors and notorious musicians, but instead, permeates every corner of people in power in our society and has done for centuries.
By Paul Bennett
Russia is now at the center of the Asian Land Mass, spanning from Spain to Shanghai. Her prospects are very bright indeed, and no amount of fake news will derail the ongoing unification of the Asian Continent.
“First of all, China has enough productive capacity to basically service its own market now. It’s got over a billion people. That’s a big enough market for anything. In addition to that, China now has a rail connection between Shanghai and Rotterdam. This is the end of the influence of the American Navy, which is the successor to the British Navy. Leviathan can’t blockade these ports anymore. And so therefore the ‘MacKinder Thesis’ is fulfilled. It’s over. We have to come to grips with this new situation instead of constantly rehashing the clichés of the failed English Free Trade system. It’s over. It failed. The people don’t want it anymore.” — E Michael Jones
It’s not surprising that Russia is losing the Fake News Race. Protected behind an Iron Curtain for 47 years, Russia has not yet been able to master the mass media skills that were created by and perfected by Western agents. This is of course admirable in a certain light, since fake news is offensive to our sensibilities. But the fact is, this is how modern diplomacy is accomplished, and sooner or later Russia is going to have to learn the game. The fake investigation of the fake poisoning is being pursued by fake journalists and fake criminologists for the entertainment of the mass media and the maneuverings of politicians. It is always tempting to take the high road and ignore such shady dealings. After all, Russia is now at the center of the Asian Land Mass, spanning from Spain to Shanghai. Her prospects are very bright indeed, and no amount of fake news will derail the ongoing unification of the Asian Continent.
Yet it can be delayed. English and American agencies may still be dedicated to the maintenance of Britain’s 500-year-old policy of divide and conquer, but their points of rupture have been vastly reduced in recent years. Obviously they are focused on the breaking points in Syria and Iran, but the rails continue to be laid down in arcs of shorter and shorter length. Once forbidden paths are now being actively negotiated, and the writing is on the wall. The future is all Asia. The MacKinder Thesis is complete.
Future infrastructure investment is going to be all on the Asian Continent (which includes Europe). The British and their American successors built their empires on dividing the Asian Continent against itself and now that rail lines connect Europe with the Far East a historical shift has occurred. China can now deal directly with the Middle East and Europe: over land. Sea travel is no longer required.
The numerous and varied lands on the Asian Continent could always have traded with one another directly over land, cheaply, using rails. Of course, Europe has always been noticeably attached to the rest of the Asian land mass. The only reason we (and everyone else) mentally divided Europe from Asia is completely due to British propaganda. The British Empire was built on sea power. Sea power needs sea traffic to regulate. If there is no sea traffic then there can be no sea power. Because the British successfully kept Europe separated from Asia for so many years they were able to profit off all the sea traffic between Europe and the Far East.
The Far East is no longer far from Europe. At one time it was cheaper for Europe to deal with America than to deal with customers on the far side of their own Continent. The tiny island nation of England was able to use its sea power to remain a relevant parasite in a world looking to transact deals without British interference. As long as the big manufacturers had to move their products by sea, island nations profited one way or another. Those days are over. Asia can now ship products quickly and cheaply directly to every part of the Asian land mass, from Spain to Shanghai, without ever once having to load them onto and off of slow shipping.
World power has finally tipped away from the sea powers surrounding the “Eurasian” land mass. From now on the Americas will be considered external and unnecessary to the Asian/European powerhouse. Asia no longer needs us. Asia can get everything it needs from within itself. World maps will from now on be focused on the center of Asia (and not on England as they are now), probably somewhere in Russia, with the forgotten British island nations scattered on the periphery, and the Americas nowhere to be seen.
In the meantime there is a lot of investments to be disposed of. American elites are playing for time as they exchange their failing prospects for productive Asian property. Every crisis is a potential point of leverage, with our big players trying to gain a momentary edge over the opposition. US military occupation and ISIS forces have temporarily divided Iran from Europe, but no one expects this stalemate to last forever. The chess match continues between lofty elites even though the outcome is inescapable. America’s seized territory in the Middle East just happens to encompass the optimum paths for pipelines. Coincidence? I think not. Russia also began planning pipelines to Europe, and soon afterwards the Ukraine was destabilized. Surprised? No, America’s elites are trying to save whatever they can from their misfortune. There are fascinating machinations going on behind the scenes, but all we get to see is the fake news.
You will never be driven to work by a fully autonomous vehicle. That was Fake News, and that shouldn’t be a surprise.
The self driving car or fully autonomous vehicle craze is a scam, based on my analysis. It wasn’t some little-known detail I came to possess or statistical trends that led me to this conclusion. It was my knowledge of AI, my experience as an independent journalist, my knowledge of corporate and government corruption, a little common sense and even my religious views.
This article looks at the current state of the still-emerging phenomenon, the various players and related issues. It presents some information about AI, a technology integral to autonomous vehicles and considers what since the dawn of the automobile was meant by the term “driver.” The weight of evidence led me to conclude, as I think you will that the fully autonomous vehicle (AV) is a dubious pipe dream, unlikely to ever become a reality.
I’m not saying limited driver assistance technology is a scam or that there won’t be new automated features to come. Automated features already available in traditional, human-driven vehicles include such features as ABS, crash-avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning and others.
I’m not even saying that you’ll never take a drive that won’t require you to touch the steering wheel. My skepticism is specifically about fully autonomous cars in which the car can drive itself anywhere you would normally drive, and in which your attention isn’t required.
The Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) has developed a widely accepted autonomous vehicle classification system. It ranges from no automation to full automation. I’ve included my viability assessment on the right.
If your car has parking assist or beeps if you get too close to something when backing up, you’re already enjoying Partial Driving Automation, #2 in the classification system above. Clearly I’m not challenging the viability of technology already widely implemented. My claims pertain to classifications #3, #4 and #5. This includes all forms of automated driving that doesn’t require a human attendant or custodian at all times.
I’m most skeptical of classification #5, fully autonomous driving. To date, no such vehicle exists even as a prototype. There’s nothing even close. But to hear the way AV proponents tell it, its existence is inevitable.
Every law regulating automobile driving since the invention of the concept involves at least 3 things, a car, a road and a driver. I guess the focus of my contention rests on what is meant by “driver.” Most definitions of “driver” generally define it as, “a person who drives a car, truck, etc.” Ah. So now we must define “person.” Most dictionaries define “person” as, “a human being regarded as an individual.”
Can you begin to see where a fundamental problem may exist? Laws that define what is meant by “driving” or “driver” are premised on the actions of a “person” or “individual.” In US law driving is not a right. It’s deemed a privilege with accompanying responsibilities. The party responsible would logically be the driver. I think the definition of driver as a person is inextricable without completely reinventing the concept of the personal automobile. There is no shortcut to the artificial intelligence (AI) systems of AV being a substitute for a real person.
In my view, the only hope for a truly self-driving car rests on the state of AI. I can’t help but think of the author and futurist, Ray Kurzweil. The American media have fawned over the guy for decades now. But I suspect Ray and how he is promoted is very much like Albert Einstein. Both fall far short of the claims made about them, the hype surrounding them being fabricated for purposes I can only speculate.
Ray is famous partly for conceiving the idea of the “singularity,” the hypothetical point in time at which artificial intelligence will match that of human intelligence. But the whole notion is confusing and probably misleading. Note the very specific language in one of Ray’s famous predictions.
“Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.”
The human brain and mind are two different things entirely. The notion of the “singularity” and the take-away of that quote imply that a computer will be as intelligent as a human by 2010. How does “human brain capacity” compare to intelligence? I assume it doesn’t.
This form of misleading and exaggeration are what plagues the entire field of AI. Every form of AI I’ve come across is rudimentary with a narrow range of functionality. From my experience AI is great for limited-scope applications. Conversely where it fails is in multi-faceted applications or where a broad range of functionality is required.
I’ve been reading for years about the secret government super-computers and their incredible abilities. I’ve even read theories that claim reality itself is produced by a super-computer. Putting these more outrageous claims aside, I haven’t seen any examples of AI that could come close to performing the task of driving a vehicle safely and responsibly.
Who or What is ‘Driving’ this Medicine Show?
A 2015 study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated driver fatalities for 2011 model year vehicles. They found an average 28 driver deaths per 1 million vehicles per year. That’s vehicles, not miles driven. That seems like an astonishingly low number of deaths, no doubt partly the result of improvements to vehicle design and numerous safety measures. Many 2011 vehicles came equipped with ABS, side air-bags and electronic stability control. But with so few deaths attributed to human drivers it’s certainly not an epidemic.
If the race to produce a self-driving car isn’t fueled by an epidemic of driver fatalities, then what IS fueling it? Is it insurance industry hopes for higher profits? Could be. We’ll get to that. Is it consumer demand? Consumers do seem to be quite stupid these days seeing as their usual news sources are lying to them. Are Jane and Joe American chomping at the bit for AVs, and at what price?
In Deloitte’s 2018 Global Automotive Consumer Study, 47% of Americans thought AVs will not be safe, way down from 74% when questioned in 2017. Is their confidence in safety rising or are they just yielding to the hype? 63% of Americans reported they would be more likely to ride in an AV made by a brand they trusted. 38% of Americans reported they were unwilling to pay more for AVs, or electric vehicles for that matter.
An MIT study from 2017 asked 3,000 Americans if they would ever buy a car that was completely self-driving. 48% said, “Hell no.” Only 20% of Americans aged 25-34 would be comfortable with fully autonomous vehicles, the MIT study found. Older Americans were even less comfortable.
The article that linked me to this study was entitled, “Consumers Don’t Really Want Self-Driving Cars, MIT Study Finds.” I found many other articles with similar titles like, “Gartner Survey Reveals 55 Percent of Respondents Will Not Ride in a Fully Autonomous Vehicle” and “Consumers Still Anxious about Autonomous Cars.”
So if the source fueling the AV craze isn’t a driver fatality epidemic, the insurance industry or consumer demand, who or what then? What about the auto manufacturers and the handful of upstarts, the early adopters of the technology? Surely THEY are suspects. But we shouldn’t rule out the regulators. And that includes government legislators and officials in Washington and all 50 states.
It makes sense that some companies have been founded precisely to capitalize on this potentially new market. It’s even possible that some of them could be pump and dumps, built to grow from investments and speculation as fast as possible. At the pinnacle of their growth the investors pull the plug and exit with whatever profits they can. Even believers and more cautious investors can come out on top of a failed early technology company, if they time it right.
It even makes sense to see fringe and new-fangled transportation service companies like Uber and Lyft getting involved. They’re already viewed as pioneers in a niche market with more recent experience evangelizing untried business models.
To see the likes of Microsoft and Google catch the wave is a no-brainer. They’re known to throw their hats into many rings and just as well known to pull out if needed. They have more options at their disposal and far greater flexibility than most fortune 500s.
It’s the commitment by the Fords and the Audis that puzzled me. Just last month Ford announced it was committing 4 billion dollars to AVs and forming a new subsidiary, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, LLC. Sure, that 4 billion is allocated to last through 2023 but it’s still a sizeable investment. The new LLC will be responsible for fulfilling Ford’s promise to produce a self-driving commercial vehicle by 2021. They better get cracking.
One area of the emerging AV arena where there seems to be more uncertainty than any other is the insurance industry. They face big questions. How will responsibility for accidents be assigned and how will insurers structure coverage?
A few manufacturers have stated they will assume liability if their vehicle’s technology is responsible for an accident. Hmm. Those might be empty promises, since product liability torts are far more costly and time consuming than basic insurance accident settlement. Either way you slice it, it’s going to be difficult to replace the current system to accommodate AVs. Although, there may be hope for an AV insurance industry by implementing a hybrid of product liability and revised no-fault insurance.
If the insurance industry is the source of all this AV hype, we should look for the insurers to have clear plans in place to capitalize on the emerging market. However, no discernable plan can be found. Auto insurance laws are determined by each state. As of late 2017 few state legislatures had done anything to revise existing insurance laws, making it near impossible for the insurance industry to have any definitive plans.
I Should Have Known
When I read about meetings between regulators, law enforcement, industry and advocacy groups on the legal, safety and social issues of AVs, I began to get a sense of who might be fueling the hype.
U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao said,
“One thing is certain – the autonomous revolution is coming.”
I knew I was close.
A summary of the meeting revealed that law enforcement officials had expressed interest in being able to interact with, direct and potentially control AVs during emergencies. That means they want exclusive, extrajudicial capabilities for what THEY deem to be emergency situations. But their authoritarian wet dream still relies on the viability of AVs. So they are not the source of the hype.
Ford and GM are in bed deep with the federal government on many levels. I assume the government is the “top” in the relationship. 😉 This entanglement began long before the auto industry bailout of 2009. Since then, Ford and GM have both received substantial government loans, GM actually being acquired by the government. The government sold its public stake in GM in 2013, funding the public offering of new GM shares. Not surprisingly both Ford and GM are major players in the emerging AV industry.
As recently as 2009, Ford received a $6 billion loan from the US Dept. of Energy, which it is scheduled to repay by 2022. The loan was part of the highly controversial and scandalous loan guarantee program, a back scratching and pay-to-play money grab for parties lucky enough to be involved.
But the interesting part as it relates to AVs is the relationship between the government and GM. Early in 2018 GM filed a petition with the Transportation Dept. seeking approval to deploy a fleet of cars that will have neither a steering wheel or pedals; a first of its kind. In what may only be street theater for the uninformed, the petition hasn’t been deemed complete or decided on in 6 months. There may be collusion going on here in which the government will have undue influence on GM vehicle design or other factors.
Alphabet, Inc,(Google) also has an incestuous relationship with the US government. The summary report of this Transportation Dept. meeting noted that Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, Inc. called for federal regulation of AVs to avoid a patchwork of state regulations. Google showed its clear preference for a totalitarian partnership with the feds over the constitutional right of the states to legislate and regulate in their own interests.
As expected, money is likely the primary objective fueling the AV hype. And politicians, regulators and corporate pirates are the primary suspects. They may be conspiring to fleece the American people through clean energy initiatives and other business incentive programs that will be sold as logical for AV development. But, as we’ll soon see there’s more to the pursuit of the AV phenomenon.
The Tricks Up Their Sleeves
I’m certain many people promoting full AVs are aware of its uncertain viability or even impossibility. Which begs the question, how do they plan to deal with this reality? I think one way is by moving the goal posts. The proponents have promoted totally self-driven cars. But ultimately they will deliver driver-assisted cars only marginally more advanced than those of today.
In March 2018, in Las Vegas there were Lincoln MKZs driving themselves around the city and doing a pretty good job of it. Or so it appeared. It was the first example of AV testing I could find without a human attendant acting in some capacity. But the truth is, hundreds of miles away in Mountain View, CA at Phantom Auto a “teleoperator” was sitting behind a bank of screens, clutching a steering wheel and driving the car remotely. California only began allowing the road testing of AVs without a human attendant or custodian in April of 2018, but only if they are being driven remotely.
Wait. You didn’t know that all these glowing reports of successful AV tests around the country involved a person sitting behind the steering wheel? Oh yes. And that created other unique problems, like attendants becoming distracted or drowsy. Then the goal became to devise a system that would keep the attendant interested in the driving process, automated and boring as it was.
And there are numerous other limits to the scope of these tests. Some are limited to a remote area with infrequent traffic. Some are limited to a precise area of safe terrain. Some are merely collecting driver data through various sensors. Some are isolated from human-driven car traffic in unique lanes or separated by barriers.
In short, all these tests of AVs you’ve been reading reports about haven’t really been examples of AVs in operation. Even the recent incidents involving fatalities also involved an attendant behind the wheel. One can only imagine how many accidents would occur if true AV operation were to be tested.
What Would God Drive?
Ultimately the possibility of a totally self-driving vehicle boils down to, whether a car’s brain can match the human mind. And the human mind remains largely a mystery the AV industry isn’t likely to unravel. Science has yet to produce a computer that tops the human brain’s computational or overall capability.
The most advanced autonomous system can likely drive a car safely in its own lane, slowing or stopping for other vehicles and obstructions. But the average human mind can make thousands of additional assessments and respond to virtually any unpredictable scenario.
The proponents of AVs will continue to produce statistics showing how much safer their technology is over the absence of said technology. But their statistics are very misleading. The form and degree of autonomous driving being tested varies, as we’ve seen. The scope and rigorousness of the testing also varies wildly. We’ve already discussed how some companies essentially cheat by employing remote drivers or “teleoperators.” I’m not sure whether an apples-to-apples comparison will ever be made as it might reveal all the hype to be just that, hype.
If you believe in God or that your life has purpose as I have come to, you might deduce the “singularity” Kurzweil prophesied is hogwash. You’d be in the minority it seems. AI and even trans-humanism has grown enormously popular, especially with Progressives and devout Atheists. Influential scientists today have grown to oppose even the notion of natural order, let alone the infinite superiority of the human mind. I think the race to overtake nature with technology flies in the face of God. At the very least the scientists overlook the results of their own experiments, showing the complex and intricate workings of nature. They forget their own claims that humanity is an, as yet unparalleled wonder.
I think this irrational zeal and self-interest partly causes some to conceal the limitations of AVs. Others may be confused when their own observations conflict with the unrealistic promises and resulting high expectations. Their first recourse is to continue to predict an unrealistic timeline or push their predictions further into the future. Ray Kurzweil has pushed back the “singularity” a couple times.
Some get closer to the truth by reporting a plethora of minor stumbling blocks or glitches slowing development. But they always overlook the larger problem. The sentient human beings that STILL do all the driving are impossible to emulate sufficiently with technology. There is NO app for that.
They don’t seem to grasp or be willing to admit the massive effort it will require to develop agreeable standards, or to determine specific road-way alterations. They don’t introduce the ethical issues that will arise when society experiences road-way deaths caused by product defects and software errors, rather than drunk or distracted drivers. Aren’t they concerned that a systemic software bug or network outage might cause thousands of vehicles to become uncontrolled and crash?
The False ‘Promises’ Remind Me of Something
Maybe, long ago when we created the concept of driving automobiles on roadways we inadvertently revealed that the skill required to drive was uniquely human.
This fraud is well established and easy to ascertain. If identifying the fraud required more specialized knowledge, it would be possible for some proponents to be unaware. But it’s simply too obvious for it not to be deliberate.
AV proponents pitch it as the smart choice and as inevitable despite a deafening disinterest by the public. It’s illogical and unreasonable. Media criticism of the trend has barely been noticeable, which also makes little sense. This disparity between the pitch and the reality began to remind me of another recent phenomenon.
After both the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings, there was an immediate cacophony of calls for drastic gun legislation and, more recently drastic social media censorship. There was a distinct use of exaggeration of everything from what gun rights advocates believe to how many Americans were seriously concerned about mass shootings; anything to further establish the severity of the problem.
The Sandy Hook school victims were frequently identified as “babies” and even “angels.” By now every victim, child or adult has been labeled a “hero.” But there was nothing to justify the hysteria. No babies were killed and dying from gunshot wounds doesn’t make you a hero.
And the so-called solutions offered by the proponents made little sense. They all involved either expanding government operations, censorship of some kind or some use of technology. The majority of these proponents are liberal Progressives, the likes of which are increasingly showing themselves to be irrational and self-interested. There doesn’t seem to be any problem or challenge that can’t be fixed by the mob or by the wonders of modern technology, according to them.
I think it’s reasonable to attribute both the school shootings and AVs projects to the liberal agenda. Simple greed may be contributing to AV hype. But I think blame for the irrational faith in the technology and over-reliance on the establishment we’re seeing can be assigned to the liberal agenda.
There is an ongoing project to destroy our American heritage, weaken the family and the community, reduce humanity to a speck of dust and devalue all of creation and God himself. Maybe, long ago when we created the concept of driving automobiles on roadways we inadvertently revealed that the skill required to drive was uniquely human. If we are created in God’s image, then it makes perfect sense to me that replicating human ability through technology is a fool’s errand.
If they can’t become Gods by making AVs with supreme intelligence, then they’ll at least attempt to create an all-powerful, God-like state. If our holy institutions of government and a system of total government control can’t do it, then surely the saintly men of science can.
Article courtesy of the Florida Civil Rights Coalition – www.floridacivilrights.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 3, 2018
Miami, Florida – Attorneys for James Tracy filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit of the summary judgment rulings granted by the District Court in favor of Florida Atlantic University (“FAU”) and various public university officials. Tracy’s lawyers also argue that the jury verdict should be reversed and the Court should grant judgment in Tracy’s favor as a matter of law.
James Tracy was a distinguished tenured faculty member in FAU’s School of Communications who taught journalism history, communication theory, and courses on the media’s coverage of conspiracy theories. Tracy received awards for his work, regularly earned excellent reviews, and was a former president of the FAU faculty union. Despite Tracy’s outstanding academic record, FAU fired Tracy in retaliation for controversial posts he made on his personal blog questioning the legitimacy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. In January 2016, FAU terminated Tracy’s tenured professorship, falsely claiming he had been “insubordinate” for failing to disclose his blogging activity under its conflict of interest outside activity Policy.
On appeal, it is argued that summary judgment should have been granted in Tracy’s favor by the District Court, since the Policy FAU used to terminate his professorship is unconstitutionally vague “because blogging is not mentioned as a potential conflict of interest, key terms used within the Policy are undefined, and FAU does not have a policy on blogging. Over twenty professors have blogs or other online speech activities, and Tracy is the only one to have ever been required to report, much less disciplined, for failing to report under the Policy. This is all the more compelling given that Tracy’s blog was publically available and well known to FAU, and his speech was widely reported and highly controversial.”
The record demonstrates FAU’s Policy violates the First Amendment “because it fails to provide employees with a reasonable opportunity to understand what blogging it prohibits and authorizes” and the Policy “did not provide sufficient guidance as to what blogging had to be reported, it could not be enforced without reference to the content of an employee’s speech, thereby facilitating viewpoint discrimination targeting disfavored speech. Indeed, FAU found Tracy’s posting violated the Policy despite having no policy at all on blogging while it fully protected expression that it favored.”
Additionally, Tracy’s lawyers argue that the jury verdict (that Tracy’s speech was not a motivating factor in his termination) is contrary to overwhelming evidence, and no reasonable jury could have determined that Tracy’s speech was not a motivating factor in his termination because:
- Tracy’s blogging was obviously not a conflict of interest
- FAU’s reason for firing Tracy was legally insufficient
- FAU’s history of disciplining and monitoring Tracy’s blog
- FAU’s selective enforcement of a vague Policy
- Evidence of complaints and negative publicity
- FAU’s termination letter citing the blog
- and FAU emails celebrating Tracy’s termination.
Moreover, the District Court wrongfully excluded evidence that directly impacted Tracy’s ability to enforce his rights at trial.
Syria – An Israeli Agenda
By Pauline McElroy
Prior to the war in Iraq we saw the media disinformation being raised exponentially to justify our reasons for the invasion. Everything from Iraqi soldiers removing babies from incubators in Kuwait to reports of Saddam Hussein having the capability of bombing you while you sat watching TV in your PJ’s with his giant WMD’s within a 40-minute time frame.
Although our 911 boogie man at the time may not have even existed by 2003, we still had one. In fact, we had several for the deliberate purpose of confusion.
All wars must have a boogie person or a rouge state to justify such a military response. 911 was such a perfect vehicle for hypnotizing the World that we didn’t even notice until years afterward that there was no relationship between the event of 911 and the west’s invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The latest military strikes from the air by Western Nations on Syria are no different. By all accounts the people of Syria are, as they endure their mounting humanitarian crisis, intelligent, informed and educated about what is really going on. More so than we are here in the west as the propagandist news is funneled down our throats from mainstream outlets at gagging proportions.
Unlike the citizens of the west, the people of Syria are more than aware of the alliance between Israel and the Gulf states and their plot against them and how this plot is decades old in the making. Not only do they know that the White Helmets are propagandist mercenaries controlled by the UK and the west, but there is actual overwhelming support for Assad amid the population.
So how will the west be served by regime change in Syria? With headlines like “Suspected Chemical attack kills 70 in Syria” and “Alleged chemical attack brutal end to rebellious Syria town”, I must ask how suspicions and allegations can actually kill people?
Without any explanation as to why Assad would attack his own people with chemical warfare for the 17th time since 2013, most western citizens probably couldn’t even point to Syria on a map let alone have an awareness of why we are there bombing them.
The real reason is clear. So clear that mainstream media have no problem with reporting it on their outlets. On April 10th, 2018, US political commentator for Fox News Tucker Carlson interviewed Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker asking him: “What is the American National Security interest that would be served by regime change in Syria?”. Wicker replied, “Well if you care about Israel you have to at least be interested in what is going on in Syria.”
Why are we being asked to ‘care’ about Israel if we are interested in what is going on in Syria?
And if the Israeli agenda is behind all of this, what does that say about the US, the UK and France lending their military support to unproven, unfounded, strongly opposed reports about what is happening over there.
When I ponder the reaction of the western military response to Israeli desires, the words ‘pimp’ and ‘whore’ come to mind.
After our Western Nation’s military involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Lebanon and now Syria, and as the ruling class sells the blood of our young men and women to the highest bidder, if you can’t see who is pulling the strings by now it is by design. Mainstream Media is on the payroll.
With 6 Jewish conglomerates’ owning upwards of 90% of our mainline media outlets, how are you supposed to know the truth?
Not In My Name
Written & Performed by Eddie Parrino
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Makes you wonder what’s a peace prize for
Chicken hawk loves perpetual war
Not in my name not in my name
1871 the rot set in
1913 Wall Street cashing in
Products for your war machine again
Not in my name not in my name
Not in my name not in my name
I pledge allegiance to the republic
Not democracy you poly tick
Blood on your hands you’ll sure answer for it
What’s the next country you’ll have to hit
Not in my name not in my name
It’s so simple if the god you worship is death
Train your own children and send them to their dying breath
Or go yourself better yet
Lies wide open I don’t back your deed
Empire building is not what I need
Murder innocents the drone bomb creed
Sending children to die for your need your greed
Not in my name not in my name
Not in my name
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By Peter Klein
How well do animals take to you? Domesticated animals like cats and dogs may naturally trust you. But it’s unlikely that a squirrell will hop on your shoulder and allow you to hand feed it acorns. To make that possible would require great patience. To do anything requiring that much patience would also require great determination. To be so determined to earn that level of trust with a wild animal would likely require a strong interest in or love of animals.
Do you know who had that kind of patience, determination, interest in and love of animals? Nazis.
When, in the present time someone at a demonstration or in a comments section online refers to someone else as a Nazi, they’re comparing that person to either a member of the National Socialist German Workers Party or German military in the 1930s and ’40s period. At least that’s what most people mean when they use the term. However, some think the term more broadly includes the neo-Nazis that emerged in the 1970s.
Neo-Nazis are members of different groups that had little relation to the Nazis of WWII Germany. They adopted German military symbolism and generally negative views about Jewish people and all things Jewish. Some Neo-Nazis are white-supremicists, but most at least express pride in their white heritage. Many actively discriminate against non-white people and hold negative opinions of them. Their political views vary greatly but are commonly mislabeled as Fascists.
The era of Donald Trump has become notable for increased activity and expression by the political left. Nearly all of the groups involved and the western media are staunchly opposed to the Donald Trump presidency. Opposition to Trump was almost universal among Democrats when he took office and doesn’t appear to have diminished since. in just the first half of 2017 I learned of both “virtue signaling” and “social justice warriors,” both traits exclusively characteristic of people with Leftist or Liberal political views.
Expression of opposition to Trump, the Republican party and conservatism has reached a frenzied level. Groups like Black Lives Matter and the Antifa movement are demonstrating more frequently. The media’s expressions of opposition to Trump have become more vitriolic than anything seen in the past.
Here’s an example from the May 2017 edition of Salon magazine. The article was penned by the Editor himself and began as a very compelling and reasonable assessment of the present day political climate. But then, towards the end, it says about Donald Trump…
“He has already proven to be the most incompetent president any living person has ever seen or will ever see, and his ‘movement’ is nothing more than a transitory movement, a collective fantasy of disgruntled and semi-downtrodden white people who feel unhappy about something but aren’t sure what it is or whom to blame.”
Political op-eds are traditionally subjective and expected to contain a measure of exaggeration or derogatory statements. But claiming Trump is the most incompetent President anyone will ever see is a false statement and merely the author’s prediction. And the author insults everyone that actively supports Donald Trump. The implication is that his supporter’s aspirations are merely a fantasy and they are incapable of even identifying the problems that concern them and the people they disagree with. The author singles out Trump supporters as “white people,” despite most Salon readers being white and the country having a majority white population historically.
The 3rd week of August shows Google search traffic including the word “Nazi” was 400% of the weekly average for the prior year. During the same week the term “Racist” spiked to 150% of average. The other obvious spike occuring in the past year was the week after the Presidential election when it spiked to 200%. The terms “Nazi” and “Racist” have some things in common.
The term “Racist” is a derivative of the word, “Racism.” Invention of the term “Racist” or “Racism” is sometimes attributed to Leon Trotsky, but I think that’s incorrect. The 1902 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary attributes the first use of the word “Racism” to Richard Henry Pratt. He happened to be the father of the Native American boarding school system in America.
There is no term that describes the study of Race or Ethnicity. “Ethnic Studies” is the term that most closely means the study of race. Why not “Raceology?” The term “Anthropology” came long after people had been studying man’s origins. The term is neutral. The term, “Anthropologist” refers to a person who studies Anthropology. So why doesn’t the term, “Racist” refer to a person who studies “Race?” Were that to be true, it would make people more difficult to control.
The modern establishment maintains its power and authority largely through controlling people’s perceptions. Were they to promote the fact that there are differences between the races, it would be more difficult to form the single, supra-national government they seek to create. And, they would lose the magic word they use to label people who stand in the way of their goal, “Racist.”