Every week (or, rather, most weeks, since the coronavirus torpedoed our schedule), we like to highlight three or four stories that go full-Guardian, but don’t require an entire article of refutation.
We encourage reader-participation here, so if you come across something you feel should be included in the next edition either post a link below, or send us an e-mail.
“On coronavirus, men are calling all the shots. We’re seeing why it matters“
This is just full Guardian mode. The crass generalisation. The factual inaccuracy. The casual sexism. It’s a Gabby Hinsliff offering, but in this instance Gabby is really the grating, hysterical voice of a movement.
The movement in question is “backwards”. In every possible way.
Women are naturally more cautious: would the government have made so many missteps over the lockdown if it was more inclusive?
She asks in her opening. Totally blind to the full-circle of identity politics, moving through “progressive” all the way back around to “regressive”.
I remember the 1990s. I grew up watching the X Files and Buffy and ER. Female doctors, female heroes, female FBI agents. Nobody made much of a thing about it.
That was the point of feminism, wasn’t it? To have all men and women treated as individuals first, and members of a gender second (or maybe not at all)?
Instead of that, we now have generalisations from the Victorian era bandied about in the name of “representation”. Recycling the notion that women are all angelic mother-figures, while men are aggressive animals who can barely control their base urges. It’s reductionist, ridiculous and insulting to both parties…but that’s what “progressive” means these days
The real lesson here is how little content matters to the modern journalist, how little they actually mean. Opinions are formed based on need and circumstance. Principles picked up dropped like accessories. Identity is everything.
If “women are naturally more cautious” had been written by a right-wing, male journalist, as an attack on female Labour Prime Minister? Well, then the Guardian would have been full of articles calling for the author’s resignation for misogyny. The studies she references, in another article at another time, would be have been “junk science” which “plays on old tropes”.
As much as we talk about progress, in many ways we are going backwards.
“how anti-vaxxers capitalised on coronavirus fears to spread misinformation“
The Guardian is concerned about “anti-vaxxers” spreading “conspiracy theories” which will stop everyone from wanting the magical superfast vaccine when it arrives on the market.
How do they counter this “misinformation”? With science and rational debate?
Instead they use cringey emotional blackmail:
the vaccine could be the world’s ticket out. The ticket to rebooting the economy, to travel, and to hugs. What happens if not enough people get vaccinated, and that ticket becomes invalid?
Hear that everyone? You’d better get that vaccine, or no more freedom and no more hugs!
Later they wheel out some psychologist to repeat all the familiar tropes about “conspiracy theories” being comforting for idiots (and plug his very creepy book at the same time):
“Whenever people are scared and they have a sense of losing control, that’s when these things emerge because for some people belief in a conspiracy is giving them comfort. It’s psychologically easier.”
And topping it all off with an anecdote about “Susan”, an otherwise anonymous Australian mother who didn’t use to believe in vaccination, but then had a good talk with a doctor, and now loves vaccines so much she’s volunteered to be a test case for the Covid19 jab. Seriously.
“Why Trump is ramping up attacks on mail-in voting“
We recently published an article about mail-in voting. How it’s insecure, historically much easier to cheat, and how despite all that (or maybe because of it), there is a concentrated push to talk-up the advantages of postal voting.
This kind of article, pointing out that since Trump hates something it must automatically be good, is exactly the kind of lazy rhetoric beloved of propagandists everywhere. No argument is provided at all.
That’s WHY you spend years pretending Trump is some kind of uniquely evil monster-lunatic, so that all you have to do is associate an idea/cause/person with him, and they are instantly discredited.
There’s even an admission that huge amounts of postal ballots could make it appearthere has been some corruption [our emphasis]:
Unlike past elections, America is unlikely to know the winner of the presidential race on election night as officials count ballots coming in (some states allow ballots to be counted as long as they are postmarked by election day) […]The candidate who appears to be ahead on election day may ultimately end up losing as more ballots are counted.
But, at the same time, they insist this would be meaningless, that (despite all the evidence) attacks on postal voting are “baseless”, and that anybody challenging the results of an election on that basis would be creating a “constitutional crisis”.
Clearly a set up to defend possibly rigged elections down the line.
BONUS – The Incurable Blandness of Freeman
I don’t know if any of you read Hadley Freeman much. I wouldn’t, if tracking Guardian content hadn’t accidentally become a quasi profession. She’s dreadful. Insultingly dreadful.
Her columns are dashed through with identity politics, “feminism” and name-dropping anecdotes about famous people she’s met. But really they mostly reveal is that she’s lived a pretty sheltered life, and can’t seem to imagine anybody else may not have done.
See her recent output throughout the “crisis”: Two weeks ago she was bemoaning the passing of the hotel breakfast buffet.
Yesterday she was totting up the “suffering” of lockdown, entirely through the medium of working from home and having to look after your children. The assumption that everyone out there is so comfortable and soft and suburban that they would relate to her experience and not, for instance, curl their lip at the disgusting shallowness of the take, is bizarre.
No words about the homeless, or those people who can’t pay rent because they lost their jobs, or cancer patients waiting on treatment while hospitals sit 40% empty, or the old people being killed by neglect. The real suffering is not just not mentioned, I honestly don’t think she has any conception of it. Just terrifyingly awful.
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All told, a busy
week three weeks for The Guardian. And we didn’t even cover the fact that over 50% of people infected with coronavirus never get symptoms…and somehow that makes it scarier , or the fact traditional families are highly dangerous and need to be monitored by the state to keep women safe.
Did we miss anything? Tell us about it in the comments below, and keep an eye out for articles that should go in the next issue.
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Marvellous stuff. Thanks to all involved.Peace
The author was born in Australia. It doesn’t get better
The grauniad a truly atrocious paper for truly atrocious people
I can usually bring myself to see both sides of a debate but I don’t understand how believing in or being aware of a conspiracy is psychologically comforting. It simply isn’t, by definition there are no comforting conspiracies.
I’d sooner find comfort in believing there’s a moderately threatening virus which we all need protecting from, that we have governments and medical establishments which will do anything to take care of us. It’s far more difficult to face the possible reality that this situation has been a cover for a horrendously corrupt power grab, along with an attempt to normalise draconian responses to mild threats and that the ‘solution’ may include forced population control or even depopulation for millions if not billions of people. What a comforting prospect.
The only comforting thing about having researched this situation that I have personally experienced is diffusing the fear of illness. I haven’t felt even a wince of fear of myself or anyone I know dying from ‘COVID-19’. I am however quite fearful of the future that’s being manipulated for humanity, far more fearful than I could ever be about any virus.
Conspiracy theories develop where a link of the info chain is missing. Like in a whodunnit on TV, the mind tries to solve the riddle. The biggest example is JFK’s assassination. As long as not all facts are known, as long as they hide one line and name under ‘secret’ people must think someone conspires.
The Guardian rejects facts. I was conveying the experiences of a retired prison guard in regional Australia. Teenage boys were sent to prison because they could not pay their fines. Indigenous teenagers cannot pay $40k fines which they had accumulated by not wearing helmets when riding their bikes. They even taunted police. Had an accident occurred, their family would have expected them to be choppered to the capital hospital. Why, so I asked not being politically correct, can the parents of these boys not make them obey the law and minimize harm to themselves?
Truth and fact – unwelcome. What these people want is behave lawlessly and get away with it, no fines, no prison – and no talk about it.
I don’t get this. You ask us to provide examples of Gruniad articles we have found particularly grating over the last week (or three?) Wouldn’t we have to read the Gruniad to be able to do that. Are you advising us to read the nonsense over there? Wouldn’t it be better to have a weekly quiz on Off-Guardian articles?
I refuse point blank to even open the Guard website, it just encourages them to keep existing.
& I have no interest in anything they say.
You got to admire people who allow the likes of Blaire, Bush, Obama, Albright to infect the airwaves with their wisdom.
The Mafia has mastered the art of laundering drug money through Las Vegas whilst the affluent, politically connected have made it the grease the oils the wheels of the banking industry.
Surely we can come up with a term to be used against main stream media and their familias when they launder war criminals through their outlets?
Actually ‘Money Laundering’ seems apt as well…..
What about this one for the next issue: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/09/excess-deaths-in-uk-under-coronavirus-lockdown-pass-63000
I just feel that this article is vague and confusing. It could be me; I’ll give it another go later.
I agree with you. But it seems to boil down to a load of scary propaganda playing with inflated could-be covid deaths.
Yeah, it’s not me; it’s the crap article.
Hadley Freeman seems beset with first world problems.
And a total lack of irony.
Freeman’s travelogue via hotel breakfast buffets bemoans the fate of smorgasbords as another casualty of COVID-19. Hadley Freeman, is part of the lucky 30 percent who comfortably work from home earning professional wages. It was clever, but also quite revealing that she chose buffets as an example of her COVID-19 sacrifice. We now know two things about Freeman– she’s obsessed with breakfast buffets, but she’s also self-obsessed about her comfortable lifestyle.
The effects of the COVID-19 lockdown and Freeman’s tale of buffet woes explains why the film “Parasite” resonated with so many. The clueless affluent are alienated from the miserable existence most suffer. Things they take
for granted like daily fresh nutritious meals are not a possibility for the indigent. It’s estimated 150 million people are homeless worldwide. Habitat for Humanity estimates that in 2015 1.6 billion around the world lived in “inadequate shelter.”
When governments cavalierly enforce lockdowns they’re further threatening the lives of the most vulnerable. Millions of migrant Indians trudged across hundreds of miles losing their lives in an attempt to get back home. Indians forced to return home in a collapsing economy resulted in an untold number of deaths.
In the West, working-poor gig job/service industry employees were left with nothing.
As a matter of fact, middle-class shop owners who saved their entire lives to open a business were also left in economic shambles.
The Millions who no longer had a source of income, but still plenty of bills never thought about hotel breakfast buffets, because even in the best of times the most mediocre vacation is a luxury most can’t afford……..
Well, I have some bad news for (some) of you here: we’ve lost Caity Johnstone. She was already going squishy over the fake-plague, now she’s all over these riots.
On a recent post of hers, I left the following comment:
And do you know what she said? This: “I’ve seen exactly zero solid evidence or arguments for this.”
So sad. I’ve followed her closely for 5 years now, but I guess this is the end of the road for us. Splitsville for sure!
Black lives matter, but not the #hashtag – the three women who started that are in it to advance their careers in the race relations industry. Theyve used black American bodies to do this, and by advocating other groups they end up flattening blackness and creating a competing narrative, which decenters the murder of George Floyd.
Disproportionate “bame” community effected by corona virus & because black lives matter so much to liberal leftists, mass violation of virus lockdown rules condoned & encouraged the black community to gather & protest breaking all social distancing diktat because black lives matter more than spreading infection among the very same people most vulnerable to covid19 i.e. black Asian people!
So how many Black Lives have been lost due to the same liberal leftist rags like the guard who want to prolong lock down?
Another grand slam from Objective!
I think the new PCR test will use an electron microscope using facial recognition to detect small George Floyd faces on the viruses outer membrane.
*Insert Photoshopped Corona with George Floyd’s face*
“This test is 100% accurate, 80% of the time.” – Neil Ferguson
& oh how easy is it to manipulate the narrative with the level of testing at any one time.
Notice the bizarre saw-tooth pattern of recorded weekly deaths? Government was so concerned about the virus civil servants & labs all took off long weekends.
Then there’s corruption of r value !
How they try to make an R2 value some sort of mystifying concept for the duped public who are starting to figure out the lies. Unfortunately, it probably works…
Or is that why they encouraged the protests, implement a 2nd lock-down to protect the bame community because there aren’t enough old people left after they sent corona infected elderly patients from hospitals to care homes to spread the infection in the first wave.
How else would they justify lock-down if they couldn’t claim a high mortality? Conveniently they waited until just after the virus peeked before lockdown started hindering any attempt treat infected grannies!
I’m sure glad leftists discriminate against white working class men (unless identified as transgender) because they will probably spare us any protection if we riot, i’m sure the police wont be kneeling in submission then or locking us down because we’ll all be locked-up.
I’m sure glad leftists discriminate against white working class men (unless identified as transgender) because they will probably spare us any protection if we riot, i’m sure the police wont be kneeling in submission then or locking us down because we’ll all be locked-up.
And leave it to our similar-class feminists sisters to sellout to healthcare and want “justice.”
Objective, I argue that, at least in the US, the treatment was designed to kill granny. It wasn’t neglect, it was premeditated by higher-ups.
[email protected] bending the knee. Is this a signal of support to that yaank who bent his knee, or is it a show of support to certain workers who are making a killing out of the killing?
Who in the name of God are BAME? Are Vaz and Lammy involved? Have they been elected and if so, by whom? Whatever, they don’t speak for me, my family or my mates most of whom are Leavers anyway. I know, we’re not supposed to be because you have to be a denier or thick or something. Trying to bust one dictatorship is hard enough.
Only if you’re stupid enough to go along with the nonsense, most sensible people can see through it.
[email protected] am a black Brit and I find the poor, downtrodden, victim shit to be excruciatingly embarrassing. On tonight’s local TV news we had ayoutube vid showing a bird with an afro bemoaning the low amount of black, disabled, female cooperative cyclists and that it was now time to up the funding. This is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Who are these spokespeople who seem to have the media in their thrall. Most of them look like fucking perverts and they seem to be loaded. There are as many different views in one section as in the others but you wouldn’t know from our media. Ooh Lawdy, we need all of dem liberals to tell us what to think. Yessum sir, we surely do. Happy lock-in everyone, everywhere.
On the coronavirus misinformation article, it may do well to point out that although most people are pro-vaccine, a good portion are skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine(s). Humorously enough, the Associated Press even quotes those who aren’t anti-vaxxers:
The poll found 70% of people who wouldn’t get vaccinated were worried about the vaccine’s side effects, funnily enough. The skepticism in this poll seems to be consistent with many other polls.
In general, doubts about the coronavirus story don’t seem to be fringe.
Some degree of doubt seems to be held by 50% of the sample.
Hadley Freeman is a pro-zionist shill. I scrupulously avoid even glancing at her articles.
Whew. This is the Onion, right, in the warped way that Brits seem to have deep in their DNA? Satire, joke, 50-50 dunce? Who knows?
This is it? The propensity of the anti-female slight” ?
She asks in her opening. Totally blind to the full-circle of identity politics, moving through “progressive” all the way back around to “regressive”.
I remember the 1990s. I grew up watching the X Files and Buffy and ER. Female doctors, female heroes, female FBI agents. Nobody made much of a thing about it.
That was the point of feminism, wasn’t it? To have all men and women treated as individuals first, and members of a gender second (or maybe not at all)?
Nah, it’s more than daft and inane. I’ll go with “queer.” Not exactly cutting edge thought or discourse.
Then, the Trump love, again that is the Off-to-the-Bat-House Guardian. You know, almost everything coming out of the UK in the way of government and military complex and the other sh–hole stuff of Oxford all the way back to the retrograde nationalism of the common Brit, is, well, wrong. Dead wrong. As is is anything coming out of Israel-Firsters in the USA< whether it’s Trump LLC, GOP or Democrats. But you just can’t go for all the jugulars, can you? Something about Trump and his fourth-grade thinking and pussy grabbing boy-man crap ya’ll love!
Now your editorial board/guy/bot yammering about the Guardian’s mail-in voting crud. Reality — the votes by mail are thrown away, and it is of course this runs through the racist veins of this ugly United Snakes of America. Trump LLC and GOP love those votes being gerrymandered, kettled, lost,
1.1 Purging of voter rolls
1.2 Limitations on early and absentee voting
1.3 Voting procedure disinformation
1.4 Caging lists
1.5 Identification requirements
2 Historical examples
2.1 1838 Gallatin County Election Day Battle
2.2 Jim Crow laws
2.3 2002 New Hampshire Senate election phone jamming scandal
2.4 2004 presidential election
2.5 2006 Virginia Senate election
2.6 2008 presidential election
2.7 2010 Maryland gubernatorial election
2.8 2015 early voting controversy in Maryland
2.9 2016 presidential election
2.9.2 North Carolina
2.9.3 North Dakota
2.10.1 Election Integrity Commission and Crosscheck
2.10.5 North Dakota
Quoting: “Here’s what the “Go Postal” crowd doesn’t tell you: In 2016, 512,696 mail-in ballots—over half a million—were simply rejected, not counted. That’s official, from the federal Elections Assistance Commission (EAC).
But that’s just the tip of the ballot-berg of uncounted mail-in votes. A study by MIT, Losing Votes by Mail, puts the total loss of mail-in votes at a breathtaking 22%.
Move to 80% mail-in voting and 25 million will lose their vote.
And not just anyone’s mail-in ballots are dumped in the electoral trashcan. Overwhelmingly, those junked are ballots mailed by poorer, younger, non-white Americans.”
Just to finalize this editorial board’s misogynistic crap — yep, white men (and many white women) are racist to the core, and, misogynistic.
Odd how you missed out the crucial bit of the feminist thing:
No, I don’t see any “Trump love” – just pointing out how
And “lazy rhetoric” with “no argument” sums up your barely coherent post.
“Trump love”??? As far as I’ve seen. Nobody here loves Trump. They just hate Hillary or people with her like you along with the mentally retarded “Orange Man Bad” crowd and Biden for example it seems with the record DVs on your post. I wouldn’t doubt that the sole up vote was probably your own.
I would have been quite happy to vote for Bernie Sanders but the corrupt DNC in both cases rigged the primary to favor their establishment candidate like “shoot them in the legs” and “you’re not black unless you vote for me” touchy, feely, demented perv Biden.
Like they forced that Bat Virus Hillary who was gonna “obliterate Iran”, peed herself laughing over the death of Gaddafi and wanted to nuke Russia over a suspected cyberattack.
I know it’s difficult but can’t you find an actual human being to run as a candidate instead of some spawn of hell?
How or why would anyone same subject themselves to running for public office in the US?
A lot good people run for office. Mark Charles is one, Ben Nighthorse Campbell is another, Tulsi Gabbard and Ron Paul are others. They all probably felt they could do something to the stop the imperial rot and endless stupid wars. Besides it’s better than sitting around whining about the way things are.
Even if they don’t get elected to office they changed the dialogue in some or small way.
US politics is about obeying the big companies and beating obedience into people outside the US. As crazy as Trump is – he spared us the TPP!!!
Definitely a lot more going on in Minneapolis than meets the eye. Big time laundering of cash – In December 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted $900,000 in counterfeit bills in a train wagon on the Canadian border — fresh notes coming from China. So we can be confident in saying that George Floyd’s fake bill was not a random one he found in the street.
Extensive real estate development going on exactly in the location of George Floyd’s club that got burned down after his death. And the Target store and the police precinct that got attacked. And the developer with his eye on the land is/was the owner of the building that housed George Floyd’s club and the Latino radio station but got burned out.
Development of “East African malls” and associated housing – Somali-focused hubs for recent immigrants to set themselves up. Developer Sabri said to be close to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. All of them share radical political connections to groups funded by George Soros such as BLM, CAIR, Antifa etc, as well as likely benefiting from Soros’s direct funding of DA’s, judges and local candidates. https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-prosecutor-campaign-20180523-story.html.
So while they may use that well worn cliche “perfect storm”, I’d say its just darned convenient and coincidental. Wrote it up here: https://moneycircus.blogspot.com/2020/06/george-floyd-counterfeit-cash-and-land.html
I love it. Relying on Customs Enforcement, LA Times, shoot, all that mainstream media and those dirty BP, ICE, Secret Service, FBI, ATF, great bastions of legal power. Daft stuff here, man, and now the Soros story. Shoot. Big time laundering of cash? We talking the banking industry? We talking developers in general? The dirty Swiss and dirty Delaware dudes? This is pure Onion wack, man, wack.Shoot, those Somali Mafia, man. Wack those moles, Money Circus, wack them hard. Oh, those people on the street, just tools for Soros. You can’t make this stuff up on the Off-the-Wall Guardian, man. And then two links. This is the height of investigative journalism. I am impressed.– hahahaha–
It must be difficult to a coherent comment with your head shoved so far up your ass. I bet you think it smells like roses up there.
The so called journalists in The Guardian are only good for giving people on the left a bad name, what a sad bunch.
Hardly. Most of them are not “on the left” or even close to it. George Monbiot tries a bit but usually falls pretty short. The rest are at best centralist Liberals, or at worst hard-right-‘liberal faced’-tories.
Some of them are even MI5 mouthpieces. I can’t recall his name right now but if anyone wants it I could dig it up.
I suspect you might be thinking of Luke Harding.
Yes, that’s the one Steve. Thanks.
I never thought of G as a left wing rag. Total neoliberal ass wipe from my point of view but milage may very for others.
Maybe I’m “losing control” but there are questions outstanding in this George Floyd story. And it’s the media, not me, that’s “scared” to ask them.
People have pointed out that shops routinely scan notes – and simply hand them back if they look fake. They don’t usually call the police or they’d have the cops permanently encamped on their doorstep. So what happened?
La Raza Radio has relaunched in temporary quarters after burning down during the protests at George Floyd’s killing. Station owner Maya Santamaria says she recently sold the nightclub El Nuevo Rodeo (ENR) in the same building, where both George Floyd and Derek Chauvin worked together for many years, both as security. The radio station helps to promote La Raza, an ethnic Latino political movement.
It seems El Neuvo Rodeo’s ownership may be more complicated, however. Stuart Bramhall writes that Omar Investments Inc. owned El Nuevo Rodeo Cantina and night club from 1996. The principle of Omar Investments Inc. is Muna Sabri. In 2001 a close relative, Basim Sabri, was captured by the FBI in a sting operation.
There are suggestions, too, that the counterfeit money Floyd tried to use may have been laundered through the club. Event Covid shuttered the club and thus would temporarily have blown the cover for counterfeiting, also putting Floyd out of work. In those circumstances it would have been reckless to pass fake money on his own doorstep.
The fact that everyone is connected, possibly including the FBI, is intriguing. Bramhall allows himself only one bit of speculation: perhaps Floyd’s behavior was endangering an operation.
Local journalists have spoken to Derek Chauvin’s neighbors. None of them knew he was a cop. None had seen him in uniform or in a police car. Did he work undercover? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61tjCiGHgL4
Another connection: the first store to be burned down in the riots following Floyd’s death was Target, on whose board sits Monica Lazano, also a member of La Raza and another media company, ImpreMedia. Minnesota’s Governor is Mark Dayton, a member of the Target family.
Very interesting. Another thing is that the hagiography that the media has promoted is total BS:
Now the above seems to put the pieces together. Reminds me of Deadly Secrets and Timothy McViegh or the more current controversy about Epstein. Are they dead or aren’t they?
Derek Chauvin could end up being another one of the above. Any way one looks at it. The corporate clown asses who think they rule this planet got a lot of milage out of this op.
I’ve had my suspicions but no real proof.
The timing was very convenient, as was the OTT rapid and well-orchestrated response in the UK. Some posters have pointed out that photos of the incident are contradictory, the red hat for instance.
Too many anomalies, too many coincidences and a pentup population ripe for walking into the rioting trap.
Smells like a mixture of eagerly applied smokescreen and yet more manipulation to me.
“Whenever people are scared and they have a sense of losing control, that’s when these things emerge because for some people belief in a conspiracy is giving them comfort. It’s psychologically easier”
Look at this know it all Psychiatrists and the newspaper printed this mess ! This level of cockiness and self righteousness makes me so angry. Even from the begining i have never felt the sense of losing control, yes i was scared but i was also very suspicious of the media as they are known liers.
So profiling us all like poor lost scared sh.tless souls is so disgusting.
For this bigots, trusting MSM fully and turning into hypochondriac ocd ridden maniacs that are walking the streets simultaneously avoiding people like avoiding steping on shit is acceptable BUT not believing MSM, trying to make sense of all this extreme whistle blowing and at the same time struggling to find real information while the ffifffng google and youtube is openly shamelessly censoring everything is NOT normal and we must be so psychologically vulnerable ,instable to a point we reject danger and we turn to conspiracy to relive ourselves from fear…
F…. YOU VERY VERY MUCH
It doesn’t matter what they call you, what matters is that they listen to you. Unfortunately, people are conditioned to stop listening the moment they consider someone to be critical towards its own government and media (aka ‘conspiracy theorist’).
But it’s actually the media that gets it all backwards. They are scared and have a sense of losing control, that’s when these things emerge because for some people belief in a conformity is giving them comfort. It’s psychologically easier.
Here is Michael Parenti on journalism describing ‘exactly that’
‘Oddly enough, if you talk to most reporters, most of the reporters I know who are giving me stories about censorship, about top-down control and all, are ex-reporters. They’re often people – I began noticing, “Well I used to work for Associated Press…”, or “Well, I used to work for CBS…” – “Well I used to…” The ones who are still in there absolutely vehemently deny that there’s any such thing like this. They get very indignant. They say: “Are you telling me that I’m not my own man? I’ll have you know that in 17 years with this paper I always say what I like.” And I say to them: “You say what you like, because they like what you say.”
‘And, you know, the minute you move too far – and you have no sensation of a restraint on your freedom. I mean, you don’t know you’re wearing a leash if you sit by the peg all day. It’s only if you then begin to wander to a prohibited perimeter that you feel the tug, you see.
So you’re free because your ideological perspective is congruent with that of your boss. So you have no sensation of being at odds with your boss.‘ (‘Michael Parenti – Inventing Reality’, YouTube, talk on 17 October 1993)
Parenti then goes on to quote Nicholas Johnson, former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, who said that there are four stages that journalists typically go through in their career:
‘In the early stage, you’re a young crusader and you write an exposé story about the powers that be, and you bring it to your editor and the editor says: “No, kill it. We can’t touch that. Too hot.”
‘Stage two: You get an idea for the story, but you don’t write it and you check with the editor first and he says: “No, won’t fly. No, I think the old man won’t like it. Don’t do that, he has a lot of friends in there and that might get messy.”
‘Stage three: You get an idea for the story and you yourself dismiss it as silly.
‘Stage four: You no longer get the idea for that kind of an exposé story.
‘And I would add a stage five: You then appear on panels, with media critics like me, and you get very angry and indignant when we say that there are biases in the media and you’re not as free and independent as you think.’
…you don’t know you’re wearing a leash if you sit by the peg all day.
What an excellent way of putting it. Really made me smile. :o)
(I hope you’re well, Willem. Thanks for giving us a perspective on the coronavirus nonsense from the Netherlands).
Chomsky has written the book. Worth reading.
Chomsky believes the 9/11 story !
It’s hard to believe that any grown adult who has grown passed believing in Santa Claus would actually believe the 9/11 Official Conspiracy Theory unless they were a total retard or sold out.
He’s obviously sold out, like many more, there was Galloway the other week branding protesters outside Cummings house as scum , wants world wide ban , backed by law on anyone questioning the holocaust, they’re all over the place what do you think of Brian Rose of London Real ? he’s always keen on having Icke on his show , the other week he had Alex Jones on, I stopped watching after that.
Nobody’s perfect. Chomskys analysis of the mainstream media is absolutely fine.
Are you absolutely correct 100% of the time?
So you think someone of his intellect is fine, even though what he thinks is true has been disproved time and time again by qualified engineers is wrong, he’s another David Icke, Juliean assange, never really revealed anything that wasn’t in the public domain, I don’t profess to be right all the time, I rely on people and a lot of good commentators on here to put me on the right track
In other words you prefer your prejudices to information. Where do “qualified engineers” come into an analysis of the media? You sound just like a lot of posters on here – you can see things that all the other fools in the world are unaware of because they don’t have the benefits of your own mighty intellect. If you have this great insight into perfect knowledge why aren’t you writing a book to inform us all, so that we can appreciate your amazing depths? Perhaps because you would expose yourself to justified ridicule?
Have you nothing else to do other than torment yourself
Obviously you can’t explain anything then – just make statement which are not backed up by anything factual. Why do you think anyone should bother listening to you? For example – where is the link between Icke and Assange? I mean, explain that in simple words so that your wisdom can be revealed to the poor fools if this world
I don’t see how you can listen to me ,it’s not a recorded message, if you read what I posted instead of impatiently getting your grubby little fingers to start tapping you wouldn’t be posing that sill question icke thinks the moon is man made and is made of iron, does that sound good to you when you hit it with a hammer and assange has reveals nothing that is not already in the public arena anyway, do you know anything about his early days ? take a look, now I don’t wish to engage with you any more because you’re deliberately just trying to be a prat, or second thoughts maybe you don’t have to try
Obviously you don’t know a figure of speech when you see one. I read what you posted, and it’s incomprehensible. I’ll ask you again: what do “engineers” have to do with analysing the media? And why does “thinking the moon is made of iron” relate to revealing things which are “not in the public arena”?
It’s clear that you don’t wish to engage further because you haven’t a clue about how to string your thoughts together to make coherent sentences.
This comment feature upgrade has made things quite snappy. Great work, Off-G.
Meanwhile, something that will make Samsung phone owners clutch their heads in despair. Make them feel like the walls are closing in, what with the impending disease apps and digital money and social behaviour scores and other such lovely developments.
The Guardian: Pandemic is chance to reset global economy, says Prince Charles – “We have a golden opportunity to seize something good from this crisis. Its unprecedented shockwaves may well make people more receptive to big visions of change.” https://www.dumptheguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/03/pandemic-is-chance-to-reset-global-economy-says-prince-charles
World Economic Forum – The Great Reset: How the world can ‘reset’ itself after COVID-19 – The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond – The inconsistencies, inadequacies and contradictions of multiple systems – from health and financial to energy and education – are more exposed than ever.
The possibilities of billions of people connected by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge, are unlimited. And these possibilities will be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, and quantum computing. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-and-how-to-respond/
Graffiti seen on a wall somewhere near Caernarfon at the time of Big Ears’ investiture:
FUCK OFF, WINDSOR VAMPIRES.
I wish the ”Prince of Wales” (pfff…) would keep his trap shut.
Yes. We all do. Except if he was to read an Act of Renunciation.
Yeah, he can open his pie hole for as long as it takes him to say: ”One is buggering orf.”
I second that! He should as you Brits say go back to shagging lil’ boys and girls and STFU.
I bet he misses his friend, ”Sir” Jimmy.
True soul(less) mates.
Watch the film of his Sky interview, it really looks like they’ve used a not-very-good double.
A number of people have referenced the Gurdian’s lunatic race-baiting, and particularly their obsession with the “excess deaths from Coronavirus” and the “cover up of the explosive report that reveals it all” ( an obsession that is shared with the BBC).
I doubt a single Guardian or BBC journalist ever got past the fourth line of the report. I ploughed my way past all the lurid headlines to page 40 in search of something I suspected I would find. And here it is (in shouty capitals, boldprint, and everything, so that people will see it):
Do not expect to encounter that verbatim quote ever, anywhere, in the Guardian or on the BBC.
The question you’re not asking yourself: why is it that people from ethnic minorities are more liable to have these co-morbidities after a certain age? Being from a minority: eating cheap obesity-causing junk food that is proven to lower immunity, more likely to be doing essential work that could not be done from home so more at risk of getting infected. Nothing is solely about race, but nor solely about social class.
Next to nobody who has died is of working age. So whatever else it was, it wasn’t “doing essential work that could not be done from home so more at risk of getting infected…”
There’s been a lot of race baiting on stats here in the US regarding Covid. For instance there were just over 150 deaths attributed to Covid reported by the Navaho which seems like a lot until you realize that they have the largest Indigenous population in America of over 150000 meaning the fatality rate is just over 0.1% which is basically the national average for this “killer virus”.
Black communities are reporting higher numbers because of comorbities such as diabetes and malnutrition etc. Also high fatality rates related to violent gang activities which probably gets thrown into the mix of Covid cases. Ironically they’re now saying that George Floyd had Covid. I wouldn’t be surprised if they include him in the Covid death tally plus the unfortunate souls who were killed during the riots. Most of them who just happened to be Black. So much for Black Lives Matter who really don’t give a damn about black lives or anybody else’s for that matter as shown by this article by LRI I posted earlier:
By the way BLM is being financed by corporate clowns like CISCO, Intel, Pepsi, Apple, Walmart, Target etc who have no problem with exploiting people of color and using slave labor much like IG Farben NKA Bayer, Krupps did under the 3rd Reich.
Never mind the fact that Intel operates their facilities in stolen Palestinian territory and was one of the companies that lobbied the most against the BDS movement.
One word applies to anyone who supports BLM is HYPOCRITE.
By the way, Off-Graun, whatever became of our pro-Trump Maoist, Bill Martin? Has he written any new stuff lately? I’d love to hear his take on the fake-plague and our synthetic riots.
Oh, boy! Our very first Mexican election! I just can’t wait.
Didn’t you already have a very similar Florida election, just about two decades ago?
The Delusions of the ‘CIA house magazine’, The Atlantic
“This is The Atlantic using language not to describe reality but to create reality. This is witchcraft. This is not journalism. To pretend what is happening in America is not stoking racial animosities is bizarre, it is contrary to reality. — David Scott
more like the nonviolent movements that earned broad societal support in places such as Ukraine, and swept away the dictatorial likes of Yanukovych
apart from “nonviolent” and “broad societal support”, that’s pretty much on the nose, don’t you think?
Except for the fact that it left out funded and organised by the US deep state.
Funny how they left out Ukraine which has become a failed Neo-Nazi state under these Color Revolutions the Atlantic seem to support. Aside from “humanitarian bombing” these countries into embracing “freedom and democracy” after their infrastructure has been converted to rubble. Hypocrisy unbound.
The editor of the Atlantic used to be a soldier in the IDF, I understand. Kept a boot on the necks of Palestinion prisoners.
The Atlantic article was aligned with the following CIA deep-state agenda identified by Qanon; and it seems to have been neutralised.
9 Jun 2020 – 8:10:32 PM
Sometimes a PSA [Public Service Announcement] re: coordinated and intended plans serves to prevent the action.
Reach has meaning.
Related drop: 4415
Are D’s, MSM and Former Military Brass Coordinating a Staged Event (False Flag?)
5 Jun 2020 – 1:20:42 AM
. . . theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/james-mattis-denounces-trump-protests-militarization/612640/
. . . militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/06/02/senior-military-leaders-being-called-to-testify-to-congress-about-george-floyd-protest-response/
. . . washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/pentagon-distances-itself-from-trump-on-crowd-control-laments-murder-of-floyd
. . . washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/04/revolt-generals/
Riot [coordination] in select safe-zone cities [D] control mayor(s) [allow] staged event allow former-active MIL brass assertion of ‘Unconstitutional’ ‘Threat to Constitution’ _Mutiny
MSM public optics ‘staging’ underway.
ALERT readiness: severe-critical
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Malcolm X saying much the same thing.
Sorry, much better version here in which Malcolm X develops his argument: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjS0ZVa8oyI
For next week you might like to consider an article by Harriet Sherwood published on Sunday 7 June: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/07/top-c-of-e-cleric-slams-church-for-monochrome-leadership
It manages to tick box after box for the faux left. It cites senior Church of England officials, including Justin Welby, accusing the Church of being institutionally racist, whilst of course backing the Black Lives Matter protests. It even manages to indict the coronavirus for racial discrimination. Of course, it also manages to be completely silent on the issue of the bishops complicity in the violation of the right to practise one’s religion. The need for virtue signalling seems to be as equally strong in the Church of England as it is in the columns of the Guardian.
These people are destroying satire.
These people are destroying satire.
Actually, that boat has already sailed, quite some time ago.
What’s that bit about “the right to practice one’s religion”?
The bishops support the lockdown measures, which include the closing of all places of worship and the banning of religious gatherings.
Personally, I think that’s a step forwards. Maybe they could make it permanent.
I would like to think that you are just engaging in what you consider to be wit.
Oh no, I would never try anything so recondite as wit on someone of your competence.
The constant conflation of vaccine critique with “conspiracy theory” is becoming almost painfully irritating. As someone who never had kids, or grandkids, I never gave vaccines much thought until, a couple years back – yes, literally, only a couple years ago – I stumbled upon a series on YouTube.
You could have knocked me over when I learned kids in America (and I guess Britain as well) receive 72 vaccines by the time they’re teens – and one, for Hepatitis B (or C) when a newborn is one hour old. To say that got me thinking is the understatement of the millennia. Prior to that revelation, I kind of accepted that anti-vaxxers were off the wall.
And now I stand waiting to perhaps be forced under military guard to get a vaccine. If it comes to that, I can’t help wondering if it was worth it to discover how fiendish vaccines actually are. Maybe I should have left well enough alone, so I wouldn’t know how much pure poison the jackboots will be pumping into me.
But no, even though I may die from the Gates/Fauci concoction, I’d rather know than go to my grave in ignorance.
If and when the jackbooted thugs arrive at your door with a syringe, it would be well to remember this quote from Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago:
Get your axes ready now, so you can grind the cursed machine to a halt when the time comes.
It seems that the edit function no longer works.
Despite the best efforts to nullify the 2nd Amendment in this country by the gun grabbing crazies who just happen to live in guarded gated communities ready for “armed response” by their security forces we still have our guns.
By the way the percentage of armed members of color is actually much higher than in the white community making the gun toting white supremacist trailer trash nothing but a myth.
Yes, the situation in the USA is insane. I don’t think it’s quite as bad here in the UK, but we are probably heading the same way.
As scandalous as the Hepatitis for newborns is the HPV for young children of both sexes.
Matt Wankock was threatening mandatory vaccination just after this lovely lot were handed power last December.
I assume that would mostly affect children and their right to attend school / nursery.
I suppose I can think of ways it could be made to affect adults as well, but I prefer not to dwell on that for the moment.
I, also childless so only familiar with my own limited experience of vaccines given to me as a child in the 1960s, and my brother (same situation as me) were only discussing this issue a few days ago. Not only does giving vaccines to newborns raise serious medical and ethical questions but there is also the issue of the effect of administering vaccines ‘in bulk’ to children.
My brother studied biology, physiology and medicine at university although he has never put his knowledge into professional practice; but my point is he understands the issues involved. He had recently been reading up on this and apparently the practise now is to give children vaccines against 6 or 7 illnesses in one go. But no research has ever been done either on the impact such bombardment of pathogens administered simultaneously has (or might potentially have) on the developing immune system, or whether the combination of vaccines can trigger an adverse cross-reaction. The medical profession apparently freely and proudly admit that it was, effectively, instituted ‘on an inspirational whim’ purely for the convenience of saving the health service time and money.
Amazingly coincidentally, I was talking to a woman today – on my dog walk – who has a disabled daughter (autism and epilepsy amongst other conditions) and she was saying that, whilst not anti-vaccine per se, she had to fight tooth and nail with the support of our local MP to have her daughter vaccinated with single vaccines rather than combination.
Vaccines are not a problem – they are scientifically grounded – what might be a problem is getting three at once to save money.
“Scientifically grounded” is not necessarily a recommendation for something. As pertains to vaccines, it is doubtless “scientific” that aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde and now the current darling of Big Pharma – RNA – are all absolutely splendid adjuvants which enable vaccines to work with maximum efficacy.
However – and this is a “however” you could drive a big red truck through – these splendid adjuvants are known to be extremely troublesome when taken internally by humans.
Besides which, messing around with biological systems (such as the immune system) which have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years may lead to unintended consequences.
As the US Supreme Court”s dissenting voice in Bruesewitz vs Wyeth – Justice Sonia Sotomayor – noted “Vaccines cannot be made safe.” Therefore, I say “Back to the Drawing Board, Big Pharma.”
Please keep this column going. It’s fun, and it’s the best thing you do!
Meanwhile — how true this is
“spend years pretending Trump is some kind of uniquely evil monster-lunatic, so that all you have to do is associate an idea/cause/person with him, and they are instantly discredited.”
Replace Trump with Hitler (!) and you trump the case that for all sorts of good reasons there are Too Many People on this planet. Oh you filthy eugenicist, like Hitler, they say.
Result — Greenies of all stripes dare not say the bleeding obvious. Whole enviromental movement is a sham.
Bit of a leap of faith there. There are no ‘uniquely evil’ people. Not even Trump. But there are equally no heroes or saints either. But then to jump to “Whole enviro[n]mental movement is a sham.”! How do you get to that?
Go figure. Impact is proportional to numbers, standards rising (good), technological solutions disappoint. But try getting any greenie to agree that numbers are the ultimate destroyer! That’s why I’d say the greenies are cowards and hypocrites. They fear the Hitler smear.
BTW why are there so many Irish names on this blog? Our solution was to send our surplus population (like me) abroad, But that obviously can’t work for every country.
Jams O’Donell is the hero of “The Poor Mouth” by Flann O’Brien. Jams O’Donnell’s real name is Bonaparte O’Coonessa. Flan O’Brien’s real name was Brian O’Nolan. My real name isn’t any of those, and I’m Scottish, not Irish. I just like the book.
You been abroad too long then, and have picked up a bad dose of pro-capitalist thought and right wing taints. You could get yourself cured if you wanted to.
The anti-vaxxers article is grossly unfair. In my admittedly limited world anti-vaxxers are very few and far between; I’ve come accross more here than I ever have in my circle of contacts. Andrew Wakefield is not held in high regard by anyone I know. However, there is one conspiracy theory/urban myth that has a surprising number of adherents: the belief that the virus is man made. It’s impossible to conclusively prove either way, I’ve yet to get anyone to change their mind on this and for many it seems linked either to their political world-view, religious beliefs or racial prejudice.
In his book, the psychiatrist says “While actual conspiracies do exist they are rarely discovered through the methods of conspiracy theorists. Rather, real conspiracies get discovered through conventional thinking—healthy skepticism of official accounts while carefully considering available evidence and being committed to internal consistency.”
This particular conspiracy theory definitely hasn’t emerged through “healthy skepticism” or “available evidence”. It does however illustrate global political conditioning.
There are an equal and opposite group of people to yourself who ardently believe that China made the vaccine. As far as I’m concerned you are both conspiracy theorists until such time as conclusive proof is produced. It is usual practice to look for an agenda along with evidence. I can find no agenda that would give either party reason to release a virus in this case. Everything i have read also suggests this virus has a highly complex dna sequence and is therefore an unlikely candidate as a much simpler coronavirus would be the carrier of choice.Then of course, you have to take the Covid-19 virus itself. Unless your aim was the destruction of world economies because you successfully predicted the response or you were a party that wanted to get rid of excess old and sick people, there would be no reason to release the virus.
I stand by my reasoned logic: Those who partake in this conspiracy theory do so by reason of partisan political beliefs/political propaganda, religious beliefs or racial prejudice.
you really are clueless, aren’t you.
until such time as conclusive proof is produced
Moonofshanghai is full of paranoid shit.
well, that’s a conclusive argument, if there ever was one.
As is telling me I’m clueless.
PS. Linking to Unz does you no favours. Unfortunately, off- G has attracted many right wing, libertarian nut jobs lately.
Yep. That’s my impression too. I don’t quite understand why though, unless they like being told that they’re nutters.
I disagree with that quote. Even when individuals carefully consider the available evidence to identify a conspiracy, they are still called “conspiracy theorists.” Even pointing out obvious facts that contradict an official narrative will make that person a “conspiracy theorist” according to official institutions and the brainwashed majority.
Such an easy handle, so readily available. I was respectfully discussing the “science” (lack thereof) of mask wearing, and my longtime friend looked at me with new eyes and said, “You’ve become a conspiracy theorist.” I asked if she (unfortunately, many times it’s a she, something that I as a “she” am trying to analyze – perhaps something to do with obedience) would like to know the origin of the term “conspiracy theorist” (created to counter the suggestion that JFK’s murder was not what was portrayed). A resounding “No!”
Well said, Lundiel. I hope a lot of the CT’s on this site read your post. Unfortunately it won’t make any difference to most of them.
went to the book link..
““While actual conspiracies do exist they are rarely discovered through the methods of conspiracy theorists. Rather, real conspiracies get discovered through conventional thinking—healthy skepticism of official accounts while carefully considering available evidence and being committed to internal consistency.”
That’s how I do my research- That’s how it’s done here at Off Guardian.
Conventional thinking? Is a weird term.. I try to employ a number of different thought processes to possible conspiracies- from analysis- weighing pros and cons, considering possible alternatives, watching for heavy use of logical fallacies and applying what is known as the trivium method .
Yet, the official “Guardian” seems to be creating conspiracies, article after article..
cautious women- anti vaxxers- conspiracy being psychologically easier?
What does that mean. Isn’t it psychologically easier to accept whats being told to you?
Seems that would be the case…. I guess that explains the “conspiracy theory” strawman/ridicule- the persons who considers the alternatives just won’t believe or accept the face value presentation- which is problematic to the powers that shouldn’t be.
“Conventional thinking” usually denies conspiracy – which is a bit of a giveaway. Here’s another link:
The moment I read that I knew (or rather had it confirmed) that there was no point in further wasting my time on this tired old strain of increasingly desperate mind control.
As David Icke asked, back in the 90s: If I’m talking so much rubbish, why are they so keen to shut me up?
you only receive flak when you’re right over the target.
From Private Eye’s Pedant’s Corner: I like that concept, but I think it’s normally expressed as “The Flak is heaviest when you are over the target”
(or perhaps “…as you approach the target”).
From what I have read, the primary objective of Flak gunners in WW2 was to put the bombers off their aim; shooting them down was more of a bonus, and was quite difficult, although they could inflict severe damage via shrapnel without scoring a direct hit.
They forced the bombers to fly as high as possible, which made their bomb-aiming inaccurate, and also discouraged them from getting too near the target.
— none of which contradicts the point that unimportant areas, and unimportant narratives, will remain undefended, the artillery being reserved for the protection of whatever the controllers believe is essential for their interests.
He was asked to shut up because no one likes listening to un-entertaining rubbish. If thats what you like you can always read Tolkien.
No one was forced to listen to him
Rubbish or not, his point is perfectly valid and certainly fits with the current censorship of anything that questions the official covid propaganda.
Just because the Graunaid runs scams, that’s no reason to reject rational analysis.
And in other news, censorship begins at the off-guardian, identically mirroring the Guardian’s methods.
where you can’t see it, namely down the memory hole. how do you think censorship works?
it’s difficult to be more specific, without the specification following right after the referent.
To learn who rules over you, find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
As far as I can tell, you’re allowed to criticise anyone or anything you like here. They draw the line at mindless abuse, but thats all. But why don’t you try it – criticise something you think off-G wouldn’t allow, and see what happens?
I suggest that you review the practical implications of the phrase “down the memory hole”.
Unfortunately your reply has just gone there.
Rupert Murdoch rag reports on the progress of a vaccine. All about screwing up the DNA and what not. The fruits of Mother Nature and their benefits to our health are banned in this brave new world, right?
What could possibly go wrong?
I suspect that Titania McGrath is secretly the editor of the Guardian. https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Yeah, I couldnt resist, but, if you think the CONvid 19 crapola is stinking high heaven, witch we all know it is, of course apart from the usual bollocks from the various Brigades to Units,the “we are all going to die next week” is conviniently been replaced with “we cant breathe” and I inititaly was suspicious about this, it escalated and the scope of it begain to stink like high heaven, and what I find somehow a bit “amusing” is that most people, I am a bit anoyed by that fact, cant realise that this, the Floyd spectacle is indeed an Color revolution, it have all the hall marks of that, pre-planned and organised to such an extent over years, and the gathering of suporters, and so on, to state level representants isnt something that happens overnight, it takes time and effort and above all, moooney, aka Follow the Bricks as some so eloquently put it, its all staged, the timing was the only variable and then it clicked into place and the rest is history.
Again, I usually awaits or stays patient, since I have limited resources and is also inable to go to where this issues arise or is been implemented, not because of personal sec. but more do to the lack of cash, and then have to sit and await until someone or somebody makes the things I want to see or hear, that is now been done, and all thoe I am not familiare with the range of people since this is locals in the Imperial banana republic UssA aka Moronika, the profs of this campagne is been given, and regarding that, its an classical one, it followes the scrap book of 5 Eyes on every point, and again, the timing this time was perfect, I have to admit they planned this with almost perfection, and then since most of it is in this video, I have some few coments, one is, I dont like A. Jones, I despise that man and I know He is just one of the group of what I define as contolled opositions, like an dog locked down in an confined space, alowed to bark as much He can, but never to run loose, not because of been right on some aspects, hell even Trump is that, but on what He never talks about, but again, this video is made by someone whom needs an platform so I exuse Her for that, not AJ or InfoWhoes, and when you see this one, I usually if there is a lot of info in one short clip, stopp it and read, some of the charts are really intresting, and when thats said its about whom is doing what and whom founds/suports them in their various agendas, some of the names is jaw dropping, incl when we talk about NWOs scums, like the Club of Rome.
Undercover inv. the Minneapolis was pre planned.
I must underline this, how on earth is it that people dont see this, beats me, but cudos goes to those that do, this Girl is absolutelly briliant and nails everything to the wall.
She have my deepest respect, you know Girl, its the Lioness that hunts, the Lion is just an stud, hehe and like in Wolf packs, they are always lead by an matriarc.
Watch and learn, …. boys.
Apologies if this is off point in that it’s an article from the Sun, rather than from the Guardian but they are, to some extent, all tarred with the same filthy brush. This “news article” on the BLM protests in London, contains a photo of what to me, looks to be a complete set up. Having spent years helping backstage in dozens of amateur dramatic productions, fake blood leaps out and screams at me!
Whomever that gentleman is, he is the least ‘copper-like’ copper I have seen, soaked in some of the least ‘blood-like’ blood I have seen.
The MSM rags are up to their necks in stoking any and every fear, hatred and prejudice their paymasters instruct them to.
If there ever is a cohesive and concerted uprising against this corralling of the 99%, I hope sincerely that those involved in the dissemination of lies sold as the truth are not forgotten.
Police rules state that “hair must be neat” – I’m not sure that this officer’s hair would have met that definition as intended, even before his assault. The advantage of course is that any ‘injury’ is less evident to onlookers.
Do the police currently (like TV
journalistspresenters) have access to hair stylists?
puppetsmuppets on Good Morning Britain this morning were attacking Boris Johnson for having scruffy hair.
Come the revolution, that class of useless sitters would be the first
against the wall to be sent to re-education campsto be made to clean public toilets with their own toothbrushes
Bristol university seems to be becoming a centre for conspiracy theory denialism. I wonder who is funding it.
I’ve noticed for decades how some of the ‘femenists’ in the Guardian are advocating Victorian gender stereotypes.
Ah, Guardian, on a factual, psychological level, even on the meta level why would people be content with such low perch from which to view the world? Many women spoke out against the lockstep rush to lockdown. They don’t get a mention in Gaby Hisliff’s article. More on that later.
There is a gender story to be written about the Covid event. There is – if you dare whisper it – research into totalitarian tendencies and how these relate to gender. Let’s begin, like Hinsliff, with caution. She equates caution with lack of action, or pause, followed by the anticipation of an outcome. That is modeling not real life. And it is modeling that got us in this mess.
Caution exists on a sliding scale from defense to aggression. The female defending her young can be spectacularly aggressive and rightly so! Male battles for dominance are largely ritual and have nothing on the female roused to defense. If a challenger mistakes it for ritual it may pay with an eye.
Tribalism. In social media’s walled city of in-and-out no woman is permanently secure and may constantly be challenged, as Hinsliff knows. Real life can be just as tough on women. In comparison, winning acceptance to a male gang is usually a once-only ritual battle for dominance. Yes, that’s a simplification. Many men in social terms men are one-trick ponies. They prefer to be doing things. There are good, natural reasons why women’s behavior can be intensely tribal and, BTW, that also means hierarchical. Authoritarian tendencies among women have the same root as tribalism:
So what about Covid? What drove the tendency to favor authoritarian traits such as ’good manners’ and ‘obedience’ versus autonomous traits such as ’independence’ and ‘imagination’?
It’s not enough, as Hinsliff does, to blame the experts. Those who spoke out against the knee-jerk Covid lockdown included many women. These Hinsliff strangely neglects to mention. I doubt that gender plays much of a role in the thinking of immunologists and virologists. But maybe these female experts balked at taking part in what Dominic Cummings and his friends in British military intelligence were planning.
There is the initiation of the crisis and the quality of advice that led to political decisions. But perhaps more worrying is the way the masses complied with those decisions, even when they changed from one day to the next. When it comes to lockstep human behavior, does education play any role? What about health care? And psychology? The government’s behavioral conditioning programs that were certainly not the work of politicians. These are professions that are overwhelmingly dominated by women.
Just because Britain’s PM is male and his closest advisers look like the fourth, reserve, old duffer’s football team – should we not look further? Does the tendency to obey have anything to do with the structure of society. Not black or white, male or female but the traits that society urges us to observe?
One other point, about a male but also a professor of gender studies. One of the 77th Brigade operatives at the heart of government is Rupert Burridge, described as a Lt Col, though he has been in the army for less than three years. Before that he was Dr Burridge, Conventions Manager on Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. The LSE is the home of the Fabians (for more, search Truthstream Media, Understanding the Fabian Window).
Dr Burridge is a professional academic. He writes on military security, women and global peace. We know little about Burridge – he responds to any approaches by calling the military police – but his former assistant at LSE, Dr Elena Stavrevska, is busy ReTweeting “now is the time to challenge the current system of power & patriarchy… to set a post-pandemic framework based on well being not political gain”.
Having done about 15 years of intense and multi faceted research on my wife, I have to report that she is still a complete mystery to me.
Ah yes; the 77th Brigade: “Dud’s Army”.
Why read the Guardian with all other “educated” sheep? Better try Unherd
enemy intelligence – well, sorry, ‘intelligence’ doesn’t really apply here – maybe just ‘know thine enemy’, although you don’t need to spend a lot of time on such herd stupidity …
Not ‘intellectual’ enough for you, Dave? Maybe try the Telegraph.
Because reading the New York Times or the Washington Post would cause projectile vomiting and the Guardian is only noxiously nauseous.
Also as the name suggests “Off Guardian” shows once again that the Guardian should only be used as a fish wrapper or bird cage lining. Aside from that its an excellent source of irony for those missing irony in their diet 🙂
:))))))) bird cage lining, fish wrapper i scream laughed.
The Grauniad is just exactly as bad – only it has more sophisticated lies.
It is necessary to look all enemies in the eye. I used to read a little breitbart and yes, I think it enhanced my understanding because I had that hunch that Trump might be elected. In the Australian context there is not a lot out there that’s not Murdoch or sideline, not worth looking at so there’s the Guardian then And after all, they helped Snowden – very important fellow.
I wish I had saved that text which I posted in the morning. I relayed a former prison guard’s experiences why juvenile indigenous can get into prison. Just facts, nah, not politically correct, so it was snuffed out. How do they ever mean to address issues, small or large ones, if you cannot display facts? I am a refusenik and a peacenik and fudging facts is not my thing. Maybe if I have time tomorrow I’ll write it up again for the record.
“If reopening of socially distanced hospitality and hotels doesn’t go ahead on 4 July as currently suggested, some coastal resorts will be economically crippled with lasting impacts.”
They will have to either double prices, because turnover is halved for ‘distancing’, or go bankrupt.
What a brainless site ‘unherd’ is.
unherd, you only need to look at the journalists , it’s not for me right wing shit
Hmmmm. “we are interested in . . . both left and right tradition” – “right tradition”? I have read a bit in the old “Right Tradition” and it wasn’t very edifying, unless you’re a selfish, greedy survivalist psychopath.
Why not try ‘Dissident Voice’ or ‘International Clearing House’? Or here.
As the Covid 19 globally becomes benign and cases disappear globally the Graun continues to crank up the fear porn.
decomposed… but suspected of the disease. Full hammer horror.
No mention of the social aspects of these deaths at home being linked to the fear factor driven by the group of behavioural psychologists advising the SAGE committee.
And then just when you thought these poor people were dropping dead in their droves at home, the full science stuff:
So across 3 months not 2 weeks then as billed in the headline?
And finally after admissions that the whole phenomenon is terrible, not much mention of predictability, comes this…
Job well done Guardian! Clearly fear pron works…
Forgot the link:
I think fear porn not “pron” – don’t want to start another scare.
Wait till the next phase when the dead come back to life and you have to call in Rick Grimes!
YP shines a light again into the depths of the rabbit hole . . .
Rampant identity politics that raging today in media stemming directly from corrupted ideology of postmodernism that among other curiosities declares truth not to be objective or common but to be an attribute of certain identity groups or assemblies. Hence blacks supposedly have inherently their own different social, political and historical truths than whites or others and they are always conflicting and they are often irreconcilable and they are always driven by past or contemporary interests of that group alone. Absurdities reach zenith when postmodernism recognizes irreconcilable identity conflict between cat-loving people and dog-loving people.
Intersectionalism is most extreme case of that postmodernist Orwellian absurdities about certain truths being limited to those who belong to to certain identity groups.
In this reincarnation postmodernism as ideology epitomized by Identity politics of division and rage, on the left as well on the right of political spectrum, is calling for race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, religion or other identity group wars among all groups worshiping their own often mutually exclusive truths abandoning rational thought if inconsistent with those arbitrary identity specific truth. That is quintessence of Fascism as Horkheimer described it.
The promoted by the establishment and oligarchic elite under phone leftists and less often rightwing label so-called identity politics or single issue politics like feminism, animal welfare, environmerntalism is all politics of division mostly a class division within all identity groups, that enables emerging of new, subservient to rulers, elites within each identity group to usurp a voice of the rest of their group. In that way society sliced and diced into razor thin conflicted pieces overall is weak and menegable by the establishment elites.
So Black elite usurps voice of all blacks, Hispanic elite usurps voice of all Latinos, white-supremacist elite usurps voice of all whites, religious elites usurp voice of all religious people, trade union elites usurp voice of all workers, native American casino elites usurp voice of all Indians, progressive elite usurps voice of all progressives citizenry, LBGT elite usurps voice of all LGBT community, NRA elites usurps voivce of all gun owners, environmental activist elites usurp voice of all people who care about environment, animal right activitst elites usurp voice of all animal lovers etc., while a “rainbow coalition” of ruling oligarchic elite usurps voice of us all.
The sole purpose of all of it is so poor and working people have no voice at all, insidiously divided gagged by their own kin, brothers and sisters who sold out cheaply for a silver coin to ruling oligarchic class as a repugnant slave master surrogate within their own flash and blood communities.
It is all aimed to conduct clandestine vicious and brutal class war between defenseless working people and armed to their teeth oligarchic class under guise of cruel joke of a slogan “we are all together in it”, meaning slavery owned by corporate entity of USA, Inc.
American society was always class and cast society openly under British rule, and after 1789 partially hidden among white landowners and British colonial aristocracy while raging among poor and colored slaves and later among so-called emancipated from chattel slavery working class.
Anyone who embrace identity politics, under guise of noble causes, immediate needs, emergencies or other “worthy” intentions in fact becomes a willing or unwilling tool in vicious class war and becomes de-facto true enemy of any lasting social change.
the COVID propaganda front is just another newly opened front in a class war waged by ruling oligarchy against people whose crime is working for living .
You could argue that all the PC culture and transgenderism is a mark that people are having massive identity crisis. What better people to engage the fear machine on?
Of course people are divided, and the basic divide is between poor and rich – the challenge is not to let these other divisions become actual. But also some divisions are more unequal than others. Women and black people and more especially black women, and black female LGBT people are successively more disadvantaged than others, and we have to also take this into account, and give them extra space.
Tell them to take off their masks.
No – keep the masks on – life is a masquerade.
Now, so is death.
When the writer talks about women being “naturally more cautious” I assume she has in mind women like Jacinda Ardern, who boasts about going in “hard and early” against the virus. That kind of “caution”. Or the female leaders of Norway, Denmark and Belgium, who all went in for lockdowns (in at least one case against the advice of health experts). The writer can’t possibly mean cautious as in carefully weighing up the available evidence, avoiding knee-jerk decisions and not reacting to hype and hysteria.
when you write in support of ‘official narratives’ ‘facts’ are extremely fungible …. actually, you could just say they make up whatever they need to make up to support what they want to say to make the bunnies believe them, and provide them (bunnies) with ‘Scientific Evidence!!!!’ to throw at their more skeptical non-bunny neighbors. Saddest part is how many gullible bunnies there are out there …
Wow Dave! Your brain is showing again – better get some protection for that thing, in case you bump it up against reality.
The system defines if someone is or is not ‘naturally more cautious’. In Covid19 lockdown politics there was no place for ‘naturally more cautious’ and that is why they locked up societies, independent of sex or (whatever) gender.
This is also why in typically ‘male’ professions like in Surgery, politics and the military women behave like men. The system defines if someone acts ‘male-like’, not sex or gender.
You left out Wee Jimmie Krankie.
Apparently she doesn’t like jokes about this.
Today there has been a VERY, VERY serious provocation for those who ‘know’ the agenda to destroy / re-write European and ‘White’ history – The National War Memorial aka ‘The Cenataph’ has been attacked today and the Union Flag burned!
This is HIGHLY SYMBOLIC to those who ‘know’ the agenda to destroy / re-write European and ‘White’ history.
It comes after many other monuments and statues around the UK have also been attacked and destroyed.
Note that the ‘child’ doing the desecration is totally, totally clueless of just how far he has gone and is clueless that the desicration of the Cenataph War Meorial and the Union Flag will be viewed as being BY FAR the most serious provocation by mindless BLM / Antifa morons yet.
This act will now ignite fury inside the older generations – especially War and Combat Veterans of all ages.
Quote from the Mail: “one protester was pictured climbing onto The Cenotaph, the national war monument designed by the British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens and dedicated to the MILLIONS of lives lost during the First World War, and setting fire to the Union Jack flag. The national memorial, which means ’empty tomb’ in Greek, is where the Queen leads the annual service of remembrance each Armistice Day”.
The repercusions of this may be that the ‘adults’ will come out and deal with these stupid moronic and out of control ‘children’ rampaging around the country.
If the military Veterans are angry enough there will be blood on the streets as these children get thier skulls cracked and taught lessons in how to behave in a civilised society.
This is of course likely the idea – the so called ‘Elite’ want the angry white men to come out fighting so that Martial Law can be imposed.
Even if this incident is not the ‘spark’ that brings the ‘grown ups’ out, it has awoken a sleeping giant, and if this crap continues it wont end well.
This is turning juicy. Cop face down in penitence before protesters, cops washing protester’s feet . . .
People who enjoy that need to treasure their pleasure. They will pay a price for it later if they ever need police urgently, Do you think people who submit to such craven grovelling and humiliation could ever protect you in an emergency? This happened in Ukraine in 2014. Police were humiliated and made to grovel on their knees, begging for forgiveness from hostile jeering mobs. We all know what happened next. People in Crimea and Donbas saw those images and decided to secede and run their own affairs. The rest is history. Get yourself a gun, legal or otherwise. You’re going to need one.
I hope it doesn’t come to that. But the thugs are working towards all-out war among the people. And even Hollywood’s Satanic whores are calling for the cops to be defunded. I wish people would wake up. This is not a civil rights struggle. They are working to exterminate most of humanity.
My god, Off-G, you guys are really doing a great public service by keeping us from reading the Graun. One day that rag is going to burst in a flame of vapidity and vanish. And all of Nature will be smiling again, having been purged of a poison.
I took the red pill years ago when it came to Feminism. The idea that men oppressed women was absurd. The situation was far more balanced and nuanced. Today, I declare Feminism was a hate movement from the get-go. And it was. And it still is. It’s about treating women like they are on pedestals (the old days) and that they are ‘equal’ (given lots of extra rights) (the new days). It seeks to take away basic human rights from men and demonise them, and rigidly control women. Stuff it. Men and women are equal, but different, they are parts of the essential whole, and to say that men sought/seek to oppress women is simply hateful libel against one half of the human race. Karen Straughan dived into the facts about the roots of Feminism – I recommend this link to all who might have a scrap of objectivity. After all, the Feminist ideology has been shunted at us for over a century. It can be hard to see facts (particularly when chivalrous men and misandrist women start screaming ‘misogynist!’ as soon as you express any interest), but seeing facts is far more emancipating than being a Feminist: https://antifeministpraxis.com/2017/03/31/feminism-was-never-not-rotten/
that’s all true enough, but don’t lose sight of the bigger narrative – it’s all about ‘divide and conquer’ – keep the peasants viciously fighting amongst themselves, to avoid them getting together and finding some guillotines ..
“all true enough” what a surprise that you agree, Dave. Keep up the old Macho posturing, just in case you can’t keep it up.
Three times on this page alone you have replied to “Dave Patterson” with snide remarks and insults.
You are adding nothing to the debate, just highlighting yourself as a troll. Or perhaps you have a crush on him?
Either way, please cease and desist.
Maybe you should have a word with “Dave Patterson” too, who is just as, or perhaps more, accomplished as I am in the snide remarks and insults field. More likely though you are a bit biased, or have a little crush yourself.
Just for your information I make a point of not being snarky to anyone who is not snarky in the first place. But when people reply with personal insults I do my best to return the favour with as much interest as I can manage.
So in 1st, 2nd and 3rd world countries the unbelievable levels of domestic violance towards women is not enough or women earning less while doing the same job is not enough.you may be a very nice gentleman amd many many men are but believe me a very good amount of men do want to oppress women. Ask every women in your life i bet all of them and i am very serious all of them at least ones in their life has been abused and been tried to be oppressed..feminism itself is not about hate, it drives
It’s basises just like racisim from years and years of religious or civil oppressions and abuses towards women. It is not absurd, it is true to its core. Not everybody lives in usa or uk, i welcome you to a pakistani village, an afgani family home , a middle eastern city, a african camp etc to sea women abuse and opression, you can than talk
Not everybody lives in usa or uk, i welcome you to a pakistani village, an afgani family home , a middle eastern city, a african camp etc to sea women abuse and opression
so, not racist, then.
that’s what’s so great about identity politics, is its ideological and ethical consistency.
Have you read my 1st sentence, everywhere there is abuse amd domestic violance but if you wanna see them openly you have to venture out, don’t play me those rasict card i am from middle east i know what i talk about
I dont talk about politics filled horse manure feminism i am talking about the real one the one that needs to be adressed needs to be talked real core of it. You can reject it all you want but the is a real horrible gender inequality around the world some places secretly some places shockingly open and even encouraged. So when refering to talk about feminism if yoy choose to refer the biased one its your problem real feministnever consider them credible real feminism is something every men with or without a wife a daughter and mother 🙂 should consider..
And there speaks the genuine voice of unthinking male supremacy. Check your privilege – as the US feminists say.
Yeah, the neeews, I stil cant understand my self from time to time, why I even bother, maybe I have become like those that likes to flogg them self, masocistic, perhaps, or to the sad truth about that Siberia isnt nearly remote enough for me anymore, i need an space ship and since I am not an Musk, its out of the question, so I may have to stick with flogging my self, but the only hope is for me is to have an decent summer, since this day, 8 of June, me and my wife woundered if we where to light up the fireplace, its bloody freezing, but dropped it and took on some nitted socks, and a rug, dived down infront of the Tube, witch is not much better but at least, you just can let it roll on, and droze into an sort of Taoistic numbness and only jerked back to reality by the nagging of our cats, since one of them is an expert on getting instant reaction, by scratching the walls,%&%#/& creatures.
I have to confess, I dont read much of the MSM this days, but whooshes thru it/them from time to time, to be updated on the latest eh…. things? and all the Jazz.
I took this link because I stil laugh off it, and this one should be on the top of the scale of the total bollocks chart, and its not even in the cateGory of 1 April, but the story indeed reflects the way our eminet MSM is capable to persive, making something/anything from absolutly nothing, incl to the even unbelivable, you if you havent seen this article, you wouldnt belive it, because its so far out its hillarious, and should stand out as one of the prime ex. on what our eh….. liberalistic, ugh… progresive MSM is capable to create by their eh… creative staff.
Its on Norwegian, but the image is telling enough.
Its from VG.no, the Norse eqvivalence of the dump Guardian, if not worse, and is about an story from the Swedish MSM, witch is much worse, PC-infested to an level witch I define as jaw dropping impressive, about an Amusement park called Liseberg, GøteBorg, where they have dicovered the “ugly fact”, of course acoding to them self, that there is so much Nazis taking the roler coatser, since they make Nazi saluts when they are on the move.
Have an nice day and take care.
The fabian mouthpiece publishes another pile of garbage- well this is as much news as ‘dog bites man’.
However, if one used the so-called ‘reporting’ in The Guardian as a weather vane, or forward warning of statist control propaganda, it would be more useful. But no, off-guardian takes The Guardian at face value. Ever wonder why.
Once (during Thatcher’s time I think) there was a proposal to add critical analysis of mass media propaganda methods to secondary school curriculums- but this was quickly shot down by leading forces from Labour and the Conservatives. Curiously, at primary school I had a teacher big on this. And then later had a teacher *very* conservative (small ‘c’) who stated that everytime he had witnessed a news story he had first hand experience about, the press report was a tissue of lies- and this fact really shocked him.
A certain power cult made a concerted successful effort after WW2 to take over all the mass media outlets in the West. And why? Because this power cult recognised the power of the mass media lie machine.
Today only the smallest fraction of Humanity responds to the truth. Most people respond to ‘fake’ truths that take as ‘certain’ (just as the same types of idiot took as ‘certain’ the teaching of organised religions in previous times). The Guardian deals in these fake truths accepted by most as ‘real’ truths- like man made global warming (which 9 out of ten ‘scientists’ say is ‘true’ don’t ya know). Of course most people don’t even know that Modern Man existed a few thousand years back during the Earth’s last Ice Age- simply because the period existed just *before* recorded (written) history. Most people are so *ignorant* they don’t know the flood ‘myths’actually refer to great geological thaws as Humans witnessed ice and glacial material dams finally fail. In other words actual *Global Warming* but certainly not ‘man-made’.
When dumb dumbs don’t even know about man’s recent history, one can sell them any lie. And the whole CO2 is ‘bad’ when life on earth depends on the carbon Cycle, is a terrifying example of how Team Blair can exploit the pure scientific ignorance of the 95%.
The Guardian is a mass media outlet for people who think themselves ‘really smart’. And such people are truly the most ignorant.
”We encourage reader-participation here, so if you come across something you feel should be included in the next edition either post a link below, or send us an e-mail.”
That’s nice. Very democratic. Could you explain that after I had written quite a number articles which you published without fail you suddenly stopped. Yes, I understand that your prerogative. But it might have been polite to tell me why you felt you had to do this.
If they were articles under Frank Lee I see you wrote quite a few and I enjoyed them.
I have had stuff published here and there and from experience alt media sites never respond if they don’t wish to publish. I have never had a response saying thanks but no thanks – not one.
Not helpful I know as lack of feedback doesn’t help. My suggestion, if you accept it, would be to forget the lack of response but carry on – if writing is your passion use the experience to make you more determined . Publish elsewhere. Take a look at the material – is it a fit for the site and its readership at that time? Is it something a bit different than you see elsewhere? You can write a good article but if its not quite a fit or if there is other stuff (like Covid19) going on its more difficult. Incidentally I have noticed that generally there aren’t as many articles lately from the regular external authors.
Get your own website.
I just looked at our submissions and the last I can find from you is from March 2020 – which we published. If you’ve sent anything since that hasn’t been acknowledged the likelihood is it’s slipped through the cracks or been accidentally junked.
Try re-sending anything submitted since then.
Speaking of polite – a follow up email might have been appropriate before getting indignant in public.
PS – I have now checked with the editors and they confirm we haven’t received anything from you since March.