Signs of Madness
First published February 12, 2021.
“Not every item of news should be published: .. those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.” - Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propagandist
"Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it." - George Orwell
To question the results of the 2020 president election is to commit thoughtcrime, at least in the eyes of many of the media giants.
In December 2020, YouTube and its parent company, Google, began removing any new content that questioned the integrity and results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. This followed a seemingly coordinated effort by Facebook and Twitter to suppress the sharing of news stories reporting on the questionable actions of Hunter Biden, son of then candidate Joe Biden, with regard to influence peddling in the Ukraine and China.
The fact of the matter is that there is a long history of election fraud in the U.S. going back to at least the 1800's. As any knowledgeable student of political science can tell you, New York City's Tammany Hall, the political machine of the Democratic Party in the mid 19th century, was infamous for its political corruption and election fraud. As noted by the Heritage Foundation, in a New York City election in 1844: "55,000 votes were recorded even though there were only 41,000 eligible voters." The disenfranchisement of former slaves by the "Democratic" Party in the post Civil War South is equally well known.
Things changed little over the decades as numerous instances of voter fraud were committed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries at the local, state and national levels. Not interested in confining itself to domestic matters, the United States government also worked tirelessly to promote corruption internationally, interfering in elections across the globe (81 foreign elections between 1946 and 2000) when not busy manufacturing political coups (Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954, Congo 1960, Chile 1973) or invading nations with military force (Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003, Libya 2011, Syria 2014 ).
The trend of election fraud and voter manipulation has continued well into the 21st century. It is public knowledge, for example, that officials of the Democratic National Party interfered in the 2016 Democratic Presidential primary, favoring war hawk and deep state darling Hillary Clinton. We know this not because of any crack research on the part of the mainstream media but because of the heroic reporting of the new media news organization WikiLeaks. It was also revealed that insiders from CNN had provided HRC questions to be used during the primary debate hosted by that network.
Election fraud is not a new phenomenon, and to dismiss the possibility that there could have been fraud and manipulation in the 2020 election is to be willfully ignorant. Daniel McAdams, former human rights and election monitor for numerous elections across eastern Europe during the late 1990s, commented after the 2020 election that the numerous voting irregularities "raised more red flags than a May day parade in the former Soviet Union". Certainly the number of mail-in ballots was an area of concern, with the number of mail-in votes nearly doubling in the four years since the last presidential election and accounting for 46% of the tabulated vote. Back in 2005, the Commission on Federal Election Reform, chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker III, had warned "Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud". Even tech giant Amazon, in early 2021, tried to prevent a mail-in vote on a unionization issue, arguing that a vote by mail could harm "vote fidelity".
To suppress any consideration or discussion of election fraud is to remove an important check on political power. The actions of media giants, in coalition with the deep state, has been truly reprehensible and breathtaking in scope.
Fortunately there are a few brave souls willing to reveal the truth, risking the wrath of the State to reveal the rot and decay that has been papered over with hollow words and worthless promises.
Signs of Resistance
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.”- Bob Marley
Blowing the Whistle
It is the very definition of irony. While a true American patriot lives in political asylum in Russia, having narrowly escaped imprisonment by the U.S. government for reporting abuses of surveillance power by the NSA and others, the United States now has installed as president a man who has repeatedly bragged about writing large sections of the Orwellian named "Patriot Act".
Passed in 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 suicide attacks, the Patriot Act was a massive assault on the privacy and freedoms of Americans in the name of security and patriotism. Blatantly violating the Bill of Rights and other sections of the Constitution, the act allows for secret and unwarranted searches of homes, business, phones, emails and financial records without even the fig leaf of a court order. It also allows for the indefinite detention of immigrants, among other atrocities.
Since that time the power and abuse of the so called "intelligence" community has grown largely unabated. In 2013, having fled the U.S. to avoid arrest, former CIA employee Edward Snowden released NSA documents documenting numerous abuses of power to a number of journalists, including Glenn Greenwald, a respected writer with a long history of exposing State lies and government overreach. In 2018 Greenwald himself came under attack for his strong skepticism of the "Russiagate" allegations against Donald Trump, a skepticism that was ultimately found justified after three years of the media relentlessly promoting a provably false narrative.
Unfortunately, to the great disappointment of many civil libertarians, Donald Trump, having pardoned several war criminals involved in the murder of civilians in Iraq, left office in 2021 without pardoning Edward Snowden. It seems highly unlikely that Snowden will fair better under an administration lead by Joe Biden, the author of the Patriot Act.