105

The Guardian, "Russian bots" and the dehumanisation of dissent

by Kit

Still from I, Robot What Heather Stewart imagines twitter is like.


Heather Stewart, The Guardian’s chief stenographer political editor, has copied and pasted a press release written a new article all about “Russian bots”. The trouble is she doesn’t seem to know what either of these words actually means.
The article – headlined “Russia spread fake news via Twitter bots after Salisbury poisoning – analysis” – is a direct lie from the outset, as it offers absolutely no “analysis”.
Instead she does this:

Russia used trolls and bots to unleash disinformation on to social media in the wake of the Salisbury poisoning, according to fresh Whitehall analysis. Government sources said experts had uncovered an increase of up to 4,000% in the spread of propaganda from Russia-based accounts since the attack,– many of which were identifiable as automated bots.

She simply directly quotes Whitehall via anonymous “sources”. Does she interrogate the veracity of these claims? No. Does she offer evidence to support them? Of course not. Does she question the agenda behind them? I doubt she even remembers how.
Ctrl-C, ctrl-V. It must be true the government says so.
This is modern media in a nutshell. This new take on the meaning of “journalism” has hurt the world in general and press in the specific. Refusal to abide by its rules has pushed important voices out of the mainstream – the careers of many decent people of principle – John Pilger and Seymour Hersh for example – are forced out into alternate sources.
Kowtowing to the government line has its own cost though – the unquestioning acceptance of government authority has a price – and very often it’s looking incredibly foolish.
Heather seems happy to pay this price.
She cites only two examples of “Russian bots” in her article, a revelation tainted only by the fact that neither of them are Russian and neither of them are bots.
Now, before we refute the specifics Ms Stewart’s bizarre claims, let’s take a look at the definition of a bot, from wikipedia:

An Internet Bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.

Simply put – bots are automated, internet based software programs that do simple repetitive tasks faster and more efficiently than humans. It’s not a difficult concept.
Spamming ads? Bots.
Automatic likes/retweets? Bots.
Writing tweets that reflect complex political realities? NOT bots.
Heather clearly doesn’t know exactly what a “bot” is, and perhaps even worse, can’t even be bothered to do some incredibly easy research to familiarise herself with the term. The government says so, so it must be true. Copy. Paste.
So, who are these non-bots, you ask? Well…apparently there’s millions of them, but Heather only mentions two:

One bot, @Ian56789, was sending 100 posts a day during a 12-day period from 7 April, and reached 23 million users, before the account was suspended. It focused on claims that the chemical weapons attack on Douma had been falsified, using the hashtag #falseflag. Another, @Partisangirl, reached 61 million users with 2,300 posts over the same 12-day period.

Now, anybody who follows alt-news sites on twitter – or who pays attention to the Syria situation – is probably more than familiar with these two names.
Ian56789 is not a bot. Anybody who follows him can see that. Is he Russian? There’s nothing to indicate that, he claims to be a Brit living in the US, and his English is perfect. Take a look at this completely randomly chosen tweet as an example:

There is nothing whatsoever to indicate he is “Russian”…except his opinions. Still, his account was suspended, because saying the wrong things has you branded an enemy in the land of the free. Thankfully he has since been reinstated.
However that pales in comparison to the absurdity of listing Partisangirl as a “Russian bot”. Partisangirl – or Maram Susli – is a real person. There can be no disagreement on that front. She gives interviews, she makes videos, there are hundreds of photographs of her. Only slightly less ridiculous than the idea she’s a “bot”, is the idea she’s “Russian”. She’s Syrian-Australian woman. She has a Syrian name, and a Syrian flag in her bio and talks – almost exclusively – about Syria.
Disregarding these established facts is bizarre, dishonest and incredibly insulting.
So why label these people “Russian” – when they’re probably not – and “bots”, when that’s patently absurd? Is it simply ignorance? Perhaps.
But in this age of focus groups and media relations and public image, words and language are carefully chosen. Is it not more likely that this is a buzz-phrase selected to make a point? It at once dehumanizes dissent and makes breaking the consensus a partisan act, rather than a rational one.
An angry citizen is awake, alert and thinking. Much, MUCH more of a threat than a “Russian bot”. A being with no humanity, no objectivity, who is aligned with our “enemy”. It’s the othering of unacceptable opinions. It’s simple, dishonest, and dangerous.
…and people like Heather do it without a second thought. Copy, paste, repeat.
It must be right, the government says so.
In that way it is the ultimate irony, people who have thrown away their individuality and sacrificed their analytical mind to the government backed “truth”, labelling those who disagree as “bots”. There’s only one party in this situation who “performs simple repetitive tasks” to order, there’s only one group of people who automatically believe their programming and follow it without question. There’s only one automaton here.
If anyone is a “bot”…it’s them, not us.


Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

Filed under: featured, Kit, latest, Other Media

by

Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
mikael
Reader
mikael

Hehe, long time no see.
So, back to the jungle again.
Russian bots, I think they mean an Web Bot, like the one Hasbaratnjiks use, and been known to others for years, even I could use one, but dont bother, its like this, writen The Iranian peoples republic and/or Hamas, the Palestinians peoples liberation org. some times in an comment, since if its in an articel, they usually repeat it , lets say, 5-7 times, and that is what the Bot searches for, etc, etc.
Go to RT and watch. any aritcle with ISISrael or Palestina is packed with Hsbaratjniks, etc, to “freinds of ISISrael”.
And then what the f…. are we talking about, huh, Brits, whitehall, muhahaha, the acid house of the year, do notice that The Duran, what so called Sober people can do, hurmf, they bllew them self, like others.
The facts, witch they dont even bother to point to or enlighten us where to be more spesific, what.
The second issue iis what did you serve us, when some of us knows,, and I know others do, incl Military rats.
Every single one of the knew this was bullshit, weapons grade what, socks, huh, like CNN sniffing/snorting Sarin and stil is standing, its an bloody miracle, isnt it, like the Shitpals freak show.
Thats what I saw, like the time before, when OPCW concluded the use of Sarin when they never was there to do anything in the f…. first place, Brits, even the Mad Dog admitted it later, not an single trace of anything what so ever.
Even Chlorie is an nasty substance, and so far I havent seen anything, for years, I have to go back the the Iraqui wars, to actually see Gas been used, and so on.
Just ask Trumpstein the Insane, our very own Agent Orange.
So, Brits, curious, whom are we, I dont have an twitter, nor Suckerberhs inyourFacebook, but uses Goolag from time to time, I must admitt.
Yeah, if you ask me, I say I am an Norwegian, if an Norwegia ask me, I am an Finnmarking, the equall to be Scotish in England, if an Finn ask me, I am an Skolt, and I know you lost me there, because you know nothing.
WE where an nation before you all, untill Sovjet kicked us out, and Norwegians crushed us completely, and now Finland is going to do the same, with the fake Sami, the indiginous shit heads humpin reain dears on the plains.
We have 10 000 years old house fundaments, graves older then most, 7000-8000 years ago, in our land, whats know Russia, Finland and Norway.
So yeah, I dont conider my self been Russian, but thats the name of the place now, and I can live with that, what I dont like iis the Lies, forgerys and stealing of our History, manly done by the Norwegian Gov. thru Instites, and the Sami scam people, and it started in the 80s, and they use the same democraphic tricks as the ISISraelis Khazars are using, thats why I know their game, back and forth, and I have written for the Palestinians rightfull fight for decades.
Thats why I am cencured, I had to punch hard and reletlessly, but now, this is the last stand, hehe, OffG.
I am kicked out everywhere.
I am nothing but an patriot.

May the lord have mercy upon you all, at least you have saved your soul.
peace

balkydj
Reader

Yoyoyo, I needed a serious laugh, Brud , Blagoderia mnongo >> worse/better still, (stone cold sober), I think i understood just about every word & abstract tangent , you were trying to express, even if you’ve been attacked with MDMA or MGNA ? The latter being apparently more Hallucinogenic than Hoffman’s best quality LSD (which helped him live to the ripe ole’ age of 102, so no worries 😉 , just saying .. there’s hope for the Skri-Pals, yet ..
Съединението Прави Силата
Душа и Мир
One question: Skolt ?? would that be a Danish Viking toasting some legacy of yer’ family DNA that got left behind under some lassies’ kilt , after a windy day & much whiskey in Scotland, that mingled your widespread northern hemisphere heritage with Celtic blood lines, in your distant family tree, at some point in history ? 🙂 coz’ you were right :-
“and I know you lost me there, because you know nothing.”
“The essence of wisdom is to know ..
that you know nothing ..” said Socrates
(whilst he was kickin’ balls stunningly @soccer for Brazil 🙂 )
Jivi Strav 😉 roots Skol or Sköll ??
Apologies – for my Kon-fusion 🙂 always learning & laffin’ @d’WildSide
“it’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonda’, how I keep from goin’ under, Huh..? huh huh huh
huh huh ” ? Nostrave – Grandmaster Mad-Mik – Skolt ??
(WTF – head scratchin’ ? 🙂 )

vierotchka
Reader

vierotchka
Reader
mark
Reader
mark

Why? Their homeland is Khazaria, not Palestine.
The present day Palestinians are the descendants of the ancient Jews of Palestine.

vierotchka
Reader

Sigh… what utter ignorance!

Mulga Mumblebrain
Reader
Mulga Mumblebrain

The Khazars converted en masse, as Koestler wrote concerning ‘The Thirteenth Tribe’ decades ago, and as Shlomo Sand shewed in his ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’. Judaism has been actively proselytising at times in its long history and numerous groups and individuals have converted in the past. The attempt to deny this reality seems to be part of the propaganda effort to justify Zionism’s colonisation of Palestine and expulsion, murder and repression of the Indigenous people, who descend, among many other groups, from Jews who remained after the Roman expulsions, and later converted to Christianity and Islam.

vierotchka
Reader
vierotchka
Reader

Both Koestler and Shlomo Sand have zero credibility.
That is pure fiction, it never happened, there is not a shred of evidence to back that myth. The Khazars were a collection of different ethic groups, including Greeks, Slavs, Circassians, and they never converted to Judaism. Never.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Reader
Mulga Mumblebrain

Shlomo Sands is a very eminent Israeli historian, whose work is extensively foot-noted, and concurs with the finding of numerous other Israeli historians. Koestler was a famous writer. You, in contrast, are, apparently, a nonentity hasbara decepto-con.

vierotchka
Reader

comment image
Not really, and one can add as many footnotes to fiction as one likes.
As for calling me a “nonentity hasbara decepto-con”, that is totally insulting and unworthy of you. I am a stickler for facts, you ascribe to a myth beloved by the KKK and neo-Nazis.
For your information, I am not Jewish at all.

vierotchka
Reader

Ooops, typo – ethnic, not ethic, of course.

reinertorheit
Reader
reinertorheit

“These are not the bots you’re looking for”

Mark
Reader
Mark

See also the excellent Gordon Dimmack:

Jim Scott
Reader
Jim Scott

Isn’t there an old saying that suits Heather Stewart. She wouldn’t know her bot from her elbow.

reinertorheit
Reader
reinertorheit

“A 4000% increase”.
Sorry, this is just factless bollocks from a British Home Secretary whose credentials are in tatters, whose word cannot be believed, and for whom lies and bluster are as habitual as breathing is for the rest of us.

Paolo
Reader
Paolo

The Guardian has ceased to exist. It was fully absorbed about 4 years ago.

Manda
Reader
Manda

In my opinion the Guardian is the ‘liberal, pseudo left’ guardian of western/British imperialism/exceptionalism and its modern heinous variant, ‘liberal interventionism’.

George
Reader
George

The internet has scared the hell out of our lords and masters and now they are trying to control it and transform the world’s media back into a model of what it used to be i.e. with just a few channels providing the “news”.

vierotchka
Reader

Smeared as ‘Russian Bot’, UK Man Demolishes Sky News Hosts, Slams ‘Neocon Wars’
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201804211063771932-Smeared-Russian-Bot-UK-Man-Demolishes-Sky-News/

vierotchka
Reader

These people don’t even know what a bot is, they are totally ridiculous! A bot is not a living person!
An Internet Bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet.[1] Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone. The largest use of bots is in web spidering (web crawler), in which an automated script fetches, analyzes and files information from web servers at many times the speed of a human. More than half of all web traffic is made up of bots.[2]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_bot
“What is a bot? Here’s everything you need to know Computer programs that talk like humans, aka bots, are the future. Let’s explore what they are and what they can do.”
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-is-a-bot/

Manda
Reader
Manda

I laughed when I saw the clip of a Sky host talking to what they argued was a bot… the troubling fact is too many are taken in and the ridiculousness of the farcical situation passes them by.

tecumseh remembers
Reader
tecumseh remembers

Bot is the Game – for players it is a Lose – Lose Situation…as only it’s makers benefit – they who work as one – to divide the people, to entice new blood for their ranks – remember who you are supporting – of either side – why would you trust them ?

tecumseh remembers
Reader
tecumseh remembers

information is corrupted to suit the corrupt…for this to go unnoticed – the people must be corrupted – themselves becoming the vehicles of perversion. The Russian Bot is working – as all information is error play manipulation – there is no truth – all is them – to side is to connect with the Lie and become it.

tutisicecream
Reader

Clearly the Govichok news-agent seems to have infected all those at the Guardian and now seems to be working just fine. Since the spooks visit to the Guardian where they Grauners were supervised while they smashed their hard drives, it must have then been smeared on all their keyboards and door knobs.
There is there is only one known antidote for this totalitarian state created substance and that is to think for yourself. You do this by refuse to accept at face value anything a government tells you…

vierotchka
Reader

Too tired to read it all and to comment, but I am subbing so that I will receive notifications.

Vlad the Inhaler
Reader
Vlad the Inhaler

As soon as the headlines the other day were declaring that we should expect a cyber attack by the Russians in retaliation for recent events I knew we should expect some major cyber false flag most likely originating in the US – CIA or military intelligence or our own GCHQ/MI5. If simply trying to suggest that all of us who call BS on the make believe and propaganda in the mainstream media are paid Russian trolls or bots is it, ie we are the cyber attack, all I can say is pass the vodka!

Mulga Mumblebrain
Reader
Mulga Mumblebrain

The West, the Anglosphere in particular, is very nearly reaching the point of a full Orwellian dispensation. The pathopsychology required to exterminate or repress the ‘enemy within’ is clearly abundant among Imperial droogs, particularly the Zionists, the repressive, punitive and brutish drives of those creatures having been and still being honed by decades of barbaric repression of the Palestinian untermenschen. Any ‘Thought Criminals’ and Badthinkers will soon find themselves treated as the Palestinians have been for decades, very probably because they will be defined as being guilty, by mere denunciation, of ‘antisemitism’, the new Supreme Crime.

Schlüter
Reader

Things are getting more weird every day. When US sponsored journalists parrot US lies
https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-cia-and-the-media-50-facts-the-world-needs-to-know/5471956
& http://washingtonsblog.com/2014/10/leading-german-journalist-admits-cia-bribed-leaders-western-press.html
or Israel sponsored Hasbara parrots tweet or gruntle
http://hasbarafellowships.org/israelprogram
they´re called “voices of freedom and Democracy”, when People confront the imperial lies, they´re dubbed “Russian Bots”. To hell with that nonsense!
Weekend regards

Mulga Mumblebrain
Reader
Mulga Mumblebrain

Israel is the dead heart of this growing fascism, Zionism being a sort of fascism or even Nazism for Jews, and being driven (more so than ever at present) by an amalgam of Talmudic, settler European and Nazi Judeocide induced hatreds of the other (including ‘self-hating Jews’, not proper Likudnik racists, who are foully abused as ‘kapos’ and other epithets)hatreds happily applied to anyone who does not bow down, grovel and take the cheques from the Zionazi elect. The Zionist absolutism, where its victims and critics are given NO respect as human beings, NO respite from brutal repression, and NO means by which, in the case of the Palestinians, to ever escape brutal barbarity, has been projected onto Western elites by the simple means of buying them up then demanding total and unquestioning obeisance to Zionism. The filthy, evil and utterly fraudulent campaign, prosecuted with ferocious zealotry, to destroy Corbyn and UK Labour under completely fraudulent charges of ‘antisemitism’ is proof irrefutable of this poison working its debilitating, then fatal, effect on UK politics and society.

Istvan Sollihull
Reader
Istvan Sollihull

Mulga Mumblebrain : In particular, I like the last sentence of your ( april 21st) post : SPOT ON .

milosevic
Reader
milosevic

Israel is the dead heart of this growing fascism, Zionism being a sort of fascism or even Nazism for Jews, and being driven by an amalgam of Talmudic, settler European and Nazi Judeocide induced hatreds of the other
Consider the possibility that the causality is actually the other way around, and that zionism is merely the current expression of a rather lengthy cultural history, as suggested by the obvious relevance of the adjective “Talmudic”.
http://desip.igc.org/holo_lysson.html

Mulga Mumblebrain
Reader
Mulga Mumblebrain

Zionism is pretty clearly Talmudic in its basic relationship to the Jews and to the goyim. The close relationship between the more openly fascistic Zionism of the Jabotinsky tendency, as exemplified by Netanyahu, who, I would assert, plainly holds all goyim in total contempt, and the Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox inside Israel, who control religious affairs in Israel, and who are vital cogs in any hard Right regimes, and are people who openly promulgate doctrines that see all goyim as lesser beings in comparison to Jews, tells you all you need to know about Israel’s real nature, and where it is heading.
And even the slightly less openly racist and xenophobic Israeli Labour Party has had exactly the same attitude to the Palestinians as the Begins and Sharons, only thinly disguised behind a propaganda veneer to fool the world that Israel is not monolithic is its supremacist and racist nature. Of course these are just the power elites, but Israeli society has itself headed ever further to the racist and aggressive extreme over the years, and the ranks of non-racist and morally sane Israelis have dwindled over time, which itself is a very great tragedy indeed.

Kaiama
Reader
Kaiama

It’s about collecting the money without paying too much attention to the message. The recent hacking article was another example of complete shite but luckily comments were opened in order to impart a sense of perspective and a bit of fun.

rogerglewis
Reader

Reblogged this on MUSO MUSINGS ON FATHERHOOD THEORY AND STUFF and commented:
http://www.wetube.io/video/ian56789-sky-news-russian-bots-20-april-2018/ Ian56789 on Sky TV
There has been a veritable rise of the robots.
Versitran Series F, Of a type handmade by Clinton Thumbs.
http://www.wetube.io/video/rise-of-the-russbots-v-corporate-clinton-thumb/

reinertorheit
Reader
reinertorheit

“Those who are not with us, are against us”
[President George W Bush]

robjira
Reader
robjira

“If comrade Napoleon says so, it must be true.”
“Boxer, get out of there! They’re taking you to the knacker!”

Willem
Reader
Willem

They (at the Guardian and similar ‘news’ papers) do it because it is so much easier to speak untruth than truth. It also pays better to speak untruth than truth, and speaking untruth is (nearly) the only way to get things published in their papers. And since it is publish or perish for those who write for a ‘news’ paper, they have to publish untruths (or perish).
I tried for a year (in 2015), as part of a small uncontrolled experiment, to speak truth to the untruth tellers of Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant; i.e. every week I sent one letter to de Volkskrant replying to one news article that was published in De Volkskrant. Rarely I received a reply. The only time they placed a letter of mine in their paper was when I, for once, agreed with what they wrote.
So I concluded at the end of 2015 that my experiment showed that it is a hopeless task to try to speak truth to untruth tellers (and I felt a lot better when I finally gave up the hope that when one speaks truth to untruth tellers, that untruth tellers would start to speak the truth).
Now I only read ‘news’ papers by first putting them through a filter, a filter that accepts that ‘news’ papers publish untruths that are almost always the exact negative of truths, only the weather forecast and some results of sport events excepted.

Captain Kemlo
Reader
Captain Kemlo

I think it’s a little worse than publish or perish: some of these people actually believe the nonsense they’re writing. Let’s face it, they live and work among like-minded people. It’s the same words/beliefs they hear repeated day in and day out, year after year. But what is unforgivable is simply their stupidity. And that level of ignorance is hard to forgive.
You’d think, given they call themselves ‘journalists’, that one of the basic tenets of the game would be to ‘question more’. Be sceptical, even investigate if you’re unsure. But that rarely happens – they appear to run on automatic pilot. The very ‘bots’ they write about.
Frankly, they’re the scum of the earth.

Wolfe tone
Reader

It’s so obvious the western rulers and its soft power tools(media) are feeling the heat concerning alternative media and commentators otherwise they’d just ignore them. Curiously the more they highlight these ‘Russian bots’ etc the more they expose themselves and their hypocrisy and lying ways. Keep chipping away.

Old Pepper
Reader
Old Pepper

Congratulations. We now live in a new reality. If earlier news reflected real events, now TV fakes create reality. George Orwell envy nervously smokes on the sidelines. If the employees of the Ministry of Truth had to rework the archival materials into a new reality after the fact, formulated according to the instructions of the Big Brother, now fake reality is created in advance by order of the rulers.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Reader
Mulga Mumblebrain

Twenty-five years ago Chomsky and Herman outlined how the Western ‘Free Press’ was simply a propaganda system for its owners, the rich capitalist parasites who totally control Western politics, business and all the brainwashing systems ie fakestream media, PR, think-tanks, advertising, ‘entertainment’ etc. Even then they drew on observations made for decades, and were simply stating the ‘bleedin’ obvious’.
In the years since, as Free Market capitalism has commenced to crumble under its innate moral, intellectual and spiritual malevolence, as Russia and China have begun to refuse to grovel before the Western ‘Gods Upon the Earth’, and as the ecological Holocaust has grown ever nearer and more comprehensively omnicidal, the Western psychopathic elite have tightened their ideological grip on their indoctrination system. You can see the process in its foulest excess in both the Murdoch cancer, where ideological fanaticism and raw and vicious hatred of numerous ‘enemies’ of Murdoch and his ilk eg workers, unions, environmentalists, the poor, welfare recipients, teachers, Australian Aborigines, Moslems, refugees, the Palestinians etc has grown ever more virulent, but from a high base of detestation and malice, and in the stinking and decaying zombie corpse that once was the UK ‘Guardian’, now a filthy sewer of lies, hate-mongering and monumental hypocrisy in the service of the Washington/Tel Aviv/London ‘Axis of Real Evil’. The Western fakestream media has become a real cancer on the societies in infests.

JudyJ
Reader

It was either Monday or Tuesday’s Times ran an article about the sudden proliferation of Russia based ‘trolls’…they don’t want to acknowledge that it accords with increasing cynicism amongst the home public. But what amused me was that they highlighted one example of an ‘obvious’ paid troll who had posted regularly expressing scepticism about the Establishment’s Salisbury narrative and then – and this was the clincher that they were a troll – they turned their attention to suggesting that the Douma incident was a false flag. I wonder how long it will be before I and others of similar mind are forcibly deported to Russia! The way things are at the moment I’m not sure I would object.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Reader
Mulga Mumblebrain

They’ll probably just lock you up in a version of Gaza (Bexhill perhaps, but remember to bring your batter pudding ovens)where you will be periodically bombed to teach you respect, and in homage to their Zionist idols.

reinertorheit
Reader
reinertorheit

For the Times, “Russia-based trolls” = actually anyoone on the WWW who wrote to express an opinion which didn’t chime 100% with Boris Johnson’s.

Captain Kemlo
Reader
Captain Kemlo

Look on the bright side, if you were ever deported (“Just put on a Russian accent!”) you’d be in line for a bit of compo (cf Windrush).

MichaelK
Reader
MichaelK

When a once powerful country or empire is in terminal decline, like the UK. The irony that it’s now become a colony of the United States. It’s normal for the ruling elite to retreat into state of mind that’s increasingly detached from reality, a kind of virtual Versailles. Once respected and feared, they begin to adopt attitudes, thoughts and language, that makes them look and sound… ridiculous on a whole spectrum of subjects. This is what’s happening at the Guardian. The total degeneration of the liberal elite. An elite whose time and ideas have come and gone, and this has led them towards both idiocy and totalitarianism in a vain attempt to reverse this process.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Reader
Mulga Mumblebrain

In fact the UK, and the USA, and France, Germany etc are colonies of Israel, a situation without precedent in history, I would say, and one that cannot end well.

bevin
Reader
bevin

I note that, here at least The Duran website is now offline. In the past couple of weeks almost all websites attempting to publicise the obvious answers to imperialist questions have been under attack with several of them-NEO notably- being knocked off line.
In the information war democrats are the enemy.