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The Horrendous Damage of Censorship

Todd Hayen

There has always been a hunger for new discoveries and revelations of the truth, but often, in the past, it took great effort to get past the “agenda”—there has always been one.

Think of the Daniel Ellsberg exposure of The Pentagon Papers as well as many pieces coming out of Viet Nam during the ‘60s by a group of idealist journalists covering the war there. None of these were popular publications with the editors (or the powers that be), and had their difficulty getting published, but they were not altogether censored.

Then jump a few decades ahead and think of Julian Assange, still being held against his will for his revealing publications in WikiLeaks on war crimes committed by the United States. And we certainly must not forget the courageous work of Edward Snowden who exposed illegal CIA surveillance in the summer of 2013 having The Guardian, in the UK, and The Washington Post, in the US, publish his story.

Again, although unusual considering today’s climate that his story was published in two particularly prominent instruments of the state, Snowden himself was declared an alleged traitor by the US and has dodged extradition to this day. The screws tightened as the years rolled by—now so tight practically nothing gets through.

There is a lot more than this, of course. And today the censoring of highly qualified professionals and journalists who have pertinent and quite important information to share with the public has become so blatant it brings to mind the Nazi book burnings of the 1930’s and Soviet censorship during Stalin’s reign as General Secretary of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1953.

It is impossible to know how devastating to a culture this sort of censorship is. One can only imagine what it would be like to live in a country where not a speck of information came to you that was not controlled by the state. The state could literally tell you anything and you would have to believe it. Or would you?

I believe one of the distinct differences between now and then is that people did not buy everything that was thrown at them by official word in Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia (or the dozens of other such totalitarian regimes spread throughout the world before and since.) Today, although censorship is rampant in the Western world, stuff does get through.

The Internet is not so clamped shut that nothing of contrarian content gets to the eyes and ears of the masses. Actually, very little is stopped cold in its tracks. If you look hard enough, you can find just about anything. Why is this so? —probably because there is no real need to shut it out completely, the people are trained to ignore it.

In Germany or Russia during the height of their censorship efforts, a person could be shot for holding alternative news (truth). And if it did get out, it most definitely was listened to or read and was fervently consumed, but maybe not by everyone. There were always staunch Soviets, Leninists, Stalinists, and in Germany, Nazis who were loyal to the cause. I would venture to say that most of these people under the psychological thumb of their handlers.

The brainwashing effort is so successful here and now, that even if alternative news is available to the public through some alternative news source, it simply is rejected and scorned. This in itself is a form of censorship—the destruction of information’s reliability and the people’s ability to trust.

Anything not officially approved is tainted. The mark of a piece of information’s “unreliability” is its absence (removal, “fact-checked,” banning, etc.) from the usual pop-social news sources such as Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube as well as the mainstream news sources such as CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

What is occurring is a sort of double whammy. Block (censor) these alternative news items from the approved news conveyors and it is thus marked and if it shows up elsewhere it is immediately considered unreliable, conspiracy material, and untrustworthy—misinformation.

This same process occurs with the news conveyance entities as well as the actual human source (the experts, the witnesses, the scientists, etc.). Since people are not desperately looking for non state-sanctioned news material, the state does not have to worry about such news items leaking out. The minions (sheep) are adequately brainwashed to not be the least bit interested in anything the state does not approve.

The horrendous damage is obvious. Considering the volatility of the world today, information is vitally important. And when a silent enemy is created and released on the public (the manufactured virus), the only way to control its state defined “death ray of destruction” is to acquire information about it—unfortunately only information the state supplies and sanctions.

Any information that is contrary to the state approved information must be rendered impotent through censorship, degradation of the source, ridicule, labeling as conspiracy material or labeled as misinformation. The sheep eat this up, for some odd reason we are still trying to figure out. To the rest of us this state permitted drivel is clearly the actual misinformation. See Mattias Desmet’s fine book on the subject, The Psychology of Totalitarianism.

People seem to have a psychological compulsion these days to enable these authority figures and systems (government, law makers, etc.) to “do the wrong thing.” They enable by handing over to these entities the responsibility of filtering through news to determine what they should and shouldn’t be exposed to.

“If we have free speech and a free press then people can say anything they want (duh). They can print and speak hate, they can call people to racism, they can lie about medicine…about anything. You, Mr/Ms Government must protect me from that, I cannot decide for myself, you have to do it for me.”

Even if a person thinks these powers are not corrupt, this enabling and handing over responsibility and power will make them corrupt. This is a natural law no one can ignore.

What of the other things going on in the world? It isn’t only Covid crap that is being censored and radically distorted…what do we know of general world news that we can trust? Look at the Ukraine/Russia situation. How many “non-shrews” have seen in the mainstream news sources anything about the massive trucker’s convoy in the US? How many people have seen in the news the horror in Shanghai? in Sri Lanka, in the Netherlands?

Most shrews are aware of the distorted news we are receiving through what sheep believe are trusted sources. None of this could be even remotely accurate.

Why would it be? If we are receiving false information left and right, then it stands to reason that nothing we are receiving is the least bit reliable. What of worldwide food shortages leading us into famine of a magnitude the world has never seen? What do we really know of all of this? We could be being fed radically false information, and I suspect we are.

Unless you are there on the ground, or have trusted friends in these specific areas of the world, you don’t know shit, none of us do. Most of you reading this do have your sources for news, but the sheep don’t. All the news they will even bother to look at is only propaganda, nothing else.

That is the horrendous consequence of censorship, the breakdown of trust of alternative news sources not under the control of the agenda, and the strangulation of information sources as well as the desecration of our main news sources we have relied on in the past (which probably never were all that reliable). We live in a sealed black box, under the illusion that the Internet in all of its free information glory is actually managing to supply us with all the information we could possibly need.

Only problem here is that many don’t believe 90% of it because it doesn’t meet the state’s criteria for trustworthy news, we are told most of it is misinformation, and should be avoided like the plague. The entire world is about to implode, and most people in the West (or anywhere for that matter) don’t have a clue because they have been brainwashed to avoid any information that does not come from the state-sanctioned news sources.

Check out UNESCO’s effort to degrade alternative information sources, you will have a blast with this one—amazing, and frightening beyond comprehension.

Censorship relieves people of a lot of responsibility. They don’t have to protect themselves from being hurt by things people might say, they don’t have to figure out if what they are reading is true or not, or if it pertains to them.

They let daddy and mommy figure all that out for them, to protect them, to relieve them from deciding for themselves what they should or should not read or see or hear, or to facilitate the state’s nefarious, and self-serving, agenda. This all boils down to trust. I think most oppressive regimes begin with the masses trusting the oppressors (of course, they are not oppressors at first but rather present themselves as liberators).

As time goes by these same masses start to see their prison wardens can’t be trusted, and then the censorship and news that is shoved down their throats as obvious propaganda takes on a different character. Maybe that realization is yet to come in our current situation, but when it does, if it does, it clearly will be too late.

Todd Hayen is a registered psychotherapist practicing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds a PhD in depth psychotherapy and an MA in Consciousness Studies. He specializes in Jungian, archetypal, psychology. Todd also writes for his own substack, which you can read here

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EJ Doyle
EJ Doyle
Aug 18, 2022 4:40 AM

Just got banned again from The Gateway Pundit:

>>After review, we have determined that the account was banned intentionally. We do not reverse intentional bans or provide specific reasons for bans. You can review our policy here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/gateway-pundit-comment-policy/

TGP Support>>

They don’t want any comments of substance. It mostly about all talk, memes, and Rambo fantasy, with arrested adolescent snarky comments seeking up votes, not truth.

And excellent post about this to me today from Phillus Stone:

>>This whole surveillance grid has been created while fake people walk amongst us. They are always keen to get jobs like admin and moderator on forums and when they take control you start to see the real content writers disappeared and they seay now while the kind of people making once accepted and agreed on stuff to become questionable to anyone knew who arrives.

The Icke Forums were originally growing rapidly then the rot set in. The reintroduction of the new style forums kept the rot and disappeared all the nutritious content that used to be.>>

Tim
Tim
Aug 15, 2022 4:59 PM

Censorship is just wrong.
As is social or economic punishment for those that express any view on any topic.
Unless of course the topic is something I have decided is just so important as to warrant censorship/punishment.
It is amazing how many people that claim to champion free speech are utter hyporcites.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 15, 2022 2:43 PM

It is indeed an exciting and MOST ENLIGHTENING time to be alive as the Telegraph is eager to tell us:

“A Fringe star is born: is 24-year-old comedian Leo Reich the next Jack Whitehall?

“Posh, gay, Gen Z, savvy: with his dazzling debut Literally Who Cares?!, Leo Reich is the find of the 2022 Fringe. Stardom surely beckons

“When our grandparents were growing up things were simple, you were either a man or woman. Suddenly in the blink of an eye, it’s all ‘non-binary’, Uber Eats… It’s very confusing.” So pithily, sardonically – in affected, yet pertinent sympathy for the older generation – observes the find of the fest.”

Ah the find of the Fest is here to put us all right whilst barring the way to the Jerry Sadowitzes! And note how all thus has happened “in the blink of an eye”! Just like that! As an old genuine comic once said!

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 15, 2022 4:22 PM
Reply to  George Mc

From the Pleasance’s blurb hype machine:

“At long last, self-diagnosed important young mind Leo Reich is ready to share some of his notoriously perfect opinions with the community at large. Faced with the swirling uncertainty of our collective future, Leo will ask the big questions such as ‘Am I hot?’, ‘Is this helping?’ and ‘No offence guys but literally what is going on?’.

Join this insufferable hunk as he pushes the very boundaries of what is considered “funny and good comedy”. Tour support for Simon Amstell; as seen on E4, Comedy Central, ITV1 and Dave.”

Really in-yer-face boudary pushing stuff … which must also avoid the bad taste censors. Truly a miracle!

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 15, 2022 9:14 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Posh, gay, Gen Z, savvy: ..

How could he not get a five-star review? Very seriously: Which “comedy critic” would dare pan his act, in 2022?

Stardom surely beckons

Shurely, shurely. A BBC contract is imminent. Nothing shurer, I mean, just look how funny Leo Reich is:

“When our grandparents were growing up things were simple, you were either a man or woman. Suddenly in the blink of an eye, it’s all ‘non-binary’, Uber Eats… It’s very confusing.”

Imagine Peter Cook’s or the young Billy Connolly’s response to this excruciatingly feeble patter. Then read the verdict of The Telegraph’s “comedy critic”:

“So pithily, sardonically – in affected, yet pertinent sympathy for the older generation – observes the find of the fest.”

Take one (1) large, unpeeled pineapple, preferably organic, and stuff it up your arse sideways.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 16, 2022 7:48 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

That entire blurb sets a pattern which is becoming increasingly common: the media not only shoves out the shit but acts as its own readership. Reich (interesting name!) serves up the “wonderful patter” (probably written by the media hacks anyway and in any case indistinguishable from their spiel) and the media machine provides the appreciation. A perfect circle. Behold! The Matrix is already here!

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 15, 2022 8:18 AM

Uh-oh here comes the Big Reveal:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/62543162

“Edinburgh Fringe: ‘Extreme’ racism behind Sadowitz scrapping – venue

“An Edinburgh Festival show by controversial comedian Jerry Sadowitz was cancelled for “extreme racism and misogyny”, venue bosses have said…The venue said it received an “unprecedented” number of complaints from audience members and staff.

“Sadowitz performed at the 1,300-seat Lennox room at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Friday. It is understood less than half the tickets were sold.”

“It is understood”? By whom?

The Pleasance said a “large number” of people walked out as they “felt uncomfortable and unsafe to remain in the venue”.

“Unsafe” is the giveaway here. I can imagine some walking out in disgust (though you’d think they’d know what they were in for) but “unsafe”? Did they think Jerry was going to shoot them?

“It declined to give any detail about what material by Sadowitz prompted the complaints. However, in a further statement on Sunday, it said: “We became immediately aware of content that was considered, among other things, extreme in its racism, sexism, homophobia and misogyny.”

i.e. “We became immediately aware that we have nothing to say and are thereofore just going to repeat ourselves so we can use those Pavlovian words again. Here they are: RACISM, SEXISM, HOMOPHOBIA AND MISOGYNY.”

After which, more of the same:

“We will not associate with content which attacks people’s dignity and the language used on stage was, in our view, completely unacceptable. We received an unprecedented number of complaints that could not be ignored and we had a duty to respond.”

But note this:

“The Pleasance also said that “unacceptable abuse” was directed towards some staff on Saturday from people phoning to criticise the cancellation.”

Aha! Folks complaining about the cancellation … but using the same dreadful unacceptable abusive language!

“The Pleasance said it did not vet Sadowitz’s material in advance and it “could not have known the specifics” of his act when he was booked for 2022.”

And it looks as if we too will never know the “specifics” of his act!

“The BBC has approached Mr Sadowitz for comment.”

I doubt it.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 15, 2022 9:22 AM
Reply to  George Mc

“The BBC has approached Mr Sadowitz for comment.”

I doubt it.

The BBC will never forgive Sadowitz for having denounced Jimmy Savile in 1987 while they continued to protect and employ the “child-bender” for more than two decades.

24s audio clip:

https://www.facebook.com/thejeremyvine/videos/in-1987-the-brilliant-scottish-american-comedian-jerry-sadowitz-took-aim-at-jimm/925967141409670/

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 15, 2022 10:05 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Jerry Sadowitz opens his first gig in Canada:

“Hello moose-fuckers. You know what I hate about this country? Half of you speak French and the other half let them.”

An audience member punched him.

Cynicon Implant
Cynicon Implant
Aug 15, 2022 10:35 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

The truth hurts. In this case, two people.

EJ Doyle
EJ Doyle
Aug 15, 2022 4:32 AM

For those of us who have been on the front lines of the take over of humanity, not just the US, it is very frustrating to have long winded articles dance around the truth.

A few of the 45 Communist Goals from nearly 60 years ago that are quite successful in their goal of taking down our Republic (searchable):

Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Zbigniew Brzezinski (Morning Joe’s father in law)
Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (written 50 years ago)

 “People, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations.”

 “The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values.

“Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They’ll only be able to parrot the information they’ve been given on the previous night’s news.”
– – – – – – – – – – – – – –
“I want to tell you something very clear, don’t worry about American pressure on Israel, [Israel] control[s] America, and the Americans know it.”
– Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3rd, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.
 – – – – – – – – – – – – –
“Israel controls the United States Senate.”
– Sen. William Fulbright
 – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.’
– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
 – – – – – – – – – – – – –
The DEEP STATE is just a re-naming of the Illuminati who have been around since the inception of our nation (Skull&Bones, etc.)

At work today: UN Agenda 21&2030; UN Wildlife Project; The New World Order Agenda, and others.

ALL of them part of the planned reduction of the population under 24/7 track, trace, and data basing living in 5G SMART cities, no private vehicles, no access to the country side, most living on the Government dole and forced to obey any laws or regulations put out by the Government to maintain the dole.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Voltaire: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 15, 2022 5:49 AM
Reply to  EJ Doyle

No mention of the systemic infection by GloboCap (transnational capitalists).

New Name
New Name
Aug 15, 2022 7:44 AM
Reply to  mgeo

That is where “communism” came from.

EJ Doyle
EJ Doyle
Aug 18, 2022 4:25 AM
Reply to  mgeo

Only so much room on the page :-))

Victor G.
Victor G.
Aug 15, 2022 12:42 PM
Reply to  EJ Doyle

Taking down whose Republic?
How many hundreds of millions in their afterlives are exerting their energies in their righteous vendetta? All the innocents who have been slaughtered for your Republic …
Whose Republic? Say it .., name it.
Is there anything that will benefit humanity more in this moment than taking down your Republic?

EJ Doyle
EJ Doyle
Aug 18, 2022 4:26 AM
Reply to  Victor G.

You are talking with “feelings” not facts. What is your point you are trying to make?

Robert
Robert
Aug 15, 2022 1:55 AM

This guy talks about brainwashing yet promotes tired old psyops like Assange and the Pentagon papers as real. The irony

Victor G.
Victor G.
Aug 15, 2022 12:44 PM
Reply to  Robert

Let’s add Snowden. Todd’s heart is in the right place, at least. I, for one, believe there’s only just a little sand left in his eyes.

Todd
Todd
Aug 15, 2022 1:17 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

Thank you Victor. I must admit I have not looked too far down the rabbit hole with these guys…my point was not really about them, but more about the way the media has treated them…but if that was all manipulated as well then the point is moot. The article still stands…thanks for the support…If you have any links about this I would love to learn more…

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 14, 2022 11:22 PM

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KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 15, 2022 2:22 AM

There was a conspiracy theory going around recently, that a 100% Safe and Effective Vaccine had been developed by pharmaceutical corporations, that would be freely administered by governments and injected into hundreds of millions of citizens around the globe to save their lives from a deadly pandemic virus.

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eman
eman
Aug 15, 2022 5:44 AM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

yeah my tenant believed it.. after taking the 100% safe and effective vaccine his hart died from lung failure.. the reason they had to make conspiracy theory off limits is become in reality, science is a profession of conspiracy theories. The scientific methods involves investigating a phenomena or an event that no one has yet figured out why the phenomena exists or the event occurred. and based on an evaluation of the available observable s developing a guess (a conspiracy theory <=a hypothesis) to explain why the phenomena exists or how or why the event occurred.
This guess explanation is called a hypothesis <=in scientific lingo, and a conspiracy theory if asserted the theory is asserted as true.. There is a useful grammar that can force false assertions to be proven wrong. That grammar is called the null hypothesis statement.. Null meaning the idea is to prove the positive assertion in the hypothesis to be wrong. Science never proves facts. Since is a collection of hypothesis as yet not proven wrong. Science always seeks to prove conspiracy theories (hypotheses) wrong. Because if the theory cannot be proven wrong, then it stands to reason it might be correct.

For example, a hypothesis to explain how it is that Magellan sailed around the world might go something like this.. Hypothesis: the soil we walk on and water we float on is continuously connected from start to finish (that is the surface of the earth is round)? Prove the earth is not round is a job for science. That hypothesis was proven wrong by geographers; they discovered the world was not exactly round, its not even a perfect geometric shape, but its surface is continuously connected and it nearly round. So now the surface of the earth is said to be round..and no one has proven the earth to be other than nearly round. so the assertion that the earth is round stands, that is the science.

Conspiracy theories are ridiculed because they lack proper grammar. In stead of trying prove a positive, restate the conspiracy theory as a null hypothesis< an assertion of the theory as a fact>: JC ordered Jamal Khashoggi killed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamal_Khashoggi).

So turn the table on those who ridicule conspiracy theories Reword the guess (theory) in order to make the words of the guess into a null hypothesis. Let those who ridicule conspiracy theories prove the null hypothesis wrong.

If it can be shown in some way, that JC did not order the death of Jamal Khashoggi then the null hypothesis is not wrong<=but that does not make the assertion a fact? Until someone proves this null hypothesis wrong <=the hypothesis stands undefeated <=suggesting it is possible that JC ordered Jamal Khashoggi ‘s demise. In other words, the null hypothesis(states the conspiracy theory as a positive <=a guess, made into an assertion which demands of those wishing to challenge the theory to prove(nullify) the assertion to be wrong.

Those who wish to argue with the guess made into an assertion, are then called upon to prove the assertion (guess) wrong! . Until the positive is proven wrong, it will always be a possibility that JC did order Jamal’s death. Those who want to argue with the conspiracy theory need only to prove JC did not order Jamal;s death. The idea here is to hush up conspiracy theory attacks, and make the attacker prove the null hypothesis wrong.

Using your words.
Null hypothesis:
a 100% Safe and Effective Covid 19 Vaccine exists.

prove it wrong.. what would it take to prove the hypothesis wrong?
If anyone can show that a single death occurred either from a vaccination or that a single Covid 19 vaccinated person died from a Covid 19 infection, then the hypothesis is nulled out (wrong). Ok so its wrong <=now what? Redefine the hypothesis?

only 90% of those vaccinated for Covid 19 will die from vaccine associated causes?
Can this statement be proven wrong? Suppose it is shown that 70% of the people die from Covid 19 vaccination. Then change the hypothesis to
only 70% of those vaccinated for Covid 19 will die from vaccination associated causes.

I like the following null hypothesis: ” NATO imposed conditions that made Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine necessary”. <=prove this wrong.

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 15, 2022 5:56 AM
Reply to  eman

All the jabs purportedly meant for all diseases so far have caused deaths, as acknowledged by governments. That has changed nothing.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 14, 2022 11:05 PM

Prebunking is my new word. I will read the definition later.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 15, 2022 1:54 AM

So here it is Prebunking. And I thought it was changing the sheets on a two level bed.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 9:56 PM

Please stop this “shrew” bollocks. It just doesn’t work.

Todd
Todd
Aug 14, 2022 10:16 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

I think it is cute.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 10:51 PM
Reply to  Todd

How about “philatelist” or “playwright” or “snake” or “slave” or “Scientologist”? These words too do not mean what you want them to mean. I know this is 2022 and anything goes, but the mere fact that the word “shrewd” contains the word “shrew” does not make it shrewd to call shrewd people shrews. You might as well call them harridans.

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But then I’ve also never found it funny to hear people sniggered at as sheep when they’ve been terrorised and deliberately misinformed all their lives by their governments & mass media and the entire medico-pharmaceutical industry.

In any case, no shrew is a match for even the feeblest sheep. One blow from its trotter and that lil shrew, he gone.

So it just doesn’t work.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Aug 14, 2022 11:13 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Thank you for your kind words. I am reminded of a person who asked me once [ on a rant about something ] Do you want to be like Christ or do you want to be right? I have read comments that people dead or damaged by the shot ” Got what they deserve “

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 11:26 PM

What is your native language?

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 11:29 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

NOTE: I was not replying to the words “I think it is cute.” but to the words (since deleted by the author, somehow):“Oh come on, get a grip. Suggest something better.”

Todd
Todd
Aug 15, 2022 1:11 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Yeah, Patrick L, I deleted that snarky comment…I was in a “mood” and I apologize…did you read my explanation of the coming about of the shrew word? I agree, it has all sorts of connotations, so does sheep (but I have to say, I love them, many people I love are sheep, so I have to say that, but it does fit!!) And believe it or not, “shrew” fits too! Shrews are small and vicious and will stand up to anything. I saw a film clip once of a shrew jumping up and down nipping a dog’s nose…you could barely see the shrew…they seem as good a fit as anything for my purposes…

It is all tongue in cheek my man, I am sorry it doesn’t work for you…it is just easier to write!! Check out my shrewviews.com …do you want a t shirt with a shrew on it!??

Thanks…and sorry again for the comment, and thanks for the suggestions!! Since “shrew” is just about branded, I don’t know if I want to change it at this point…good suggestions though!!  😀 

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Aug 15, 2022 9:36 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

But I’ve been aware for 40+ years (I’m 63) of just how the world is run… ie, for more than 40 years, I’ve been informed on the fact that the world is run by the evil Globalist cabal, etc. I was genned up, in my late teens/early 20s, on the Bilderberg Group, Club of Rome, Council on Foreign Relations, of how John D Rockefeller III and cronies founded the corrupt Medical Establishment & Pharmaceutical Industry, etc; and how all these organisations [and others] are all part of the malign control system.

I’ve also been aware, for that length of time, of the fact that the Mainstream Media is owned and, therefore, controlled by the Globalists. And that thus, in the main, it’s not facts/truths that are disseminated by said Media, but untruths/lies/propaganda.

And, as I mentioned above, I’ve been fully aware for 35+ years of the corrupt nature of the Medical Establishment/Pharmaceutical Industry. I wouldn’t go within a million miles of said Medical Establishment (I use natural stuff to maintain my health… vitamins, etc etc), and was angry that I was forced to use them in 2015, when I broke my wrist.

My point is this: many people on the planet are genned-up on the above, in the same way that I am. Thus, all the ‘sheep’ are ‘sheep’ (gullible and brainwashed… naive…) due to the fact that they’ve never acquired the knowledge of the way in which this world is actually run/controlled. If they had become aware of the facts which I’ve summarised above, then they wouldn’t have fallen for this ultimate scam/hoax.
So it’s not truly accurate to claim that it’s not their fault that they fell for this hoax, this vile deception of the masses.

Todd
Todd
Aug 15, 2022 1:30 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Me again…here is a secret link to an article not yet published. If you truly do hate the use of “shrew” to label those of us not buying into this insanity, then you probably shouldn’t read it…it would make you crazy.

And…I’m not really making fun of this situation. My articles do tend to be a bit tongue in cheek and satirical…I suppose we have to have some bit of a sense of humour during this mess. I thought using shrew and sheep just made it a little less catastrophic. Maybe too silly. I agree that sheep can be ugly, but it IS used a lot, and it doesn’t mean it describes people caught up in this psychosis to a “t”…neither does shrew. It is an animal that has some similarity to the type of person I am describing.

Here is the article…

https://www.shrewviews.com/p/ad01438e-b6b3-4118-9051-c6efc516116e

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 14, 2022 9:29 PM

The Kill Shot for Free Speech

Last year record taxes were collected by the 70,000 or so IRS bureaucrats. The Stalinists who run the federal government are proposing to hire almost 90,000 more, and equip 70,000 of them with guns and ammo. They are obviously not needed for mere tax collection, so what’s up? My guess is that they want this to be the kill shot for the First Amendment. Free speech for business people has long been suppressed because of implicit threats of tax audits or regulatory extortion.  

This will now be used against anyone who criticizes the Stalinists. . . .”

–Thomas DiLorenzo

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 14, 2022 7:28 PM

Dragon of Pendor* at 7:27 PM

*obscure Ursula Le Guin reference

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Aug 14, 2022 5:46 PM

Good piece Todd!

Todd
Todd
Aug 14, 2022 10:16 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Thanks Tom…!!

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Aug 14, 2022 3:48 PM

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George Mc
George Mc
Aug 14, 2022 3:15 PM

After the Rushdie incident, earnest authors have been driven to pontificate about free speech:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/aug/14/authors-on-the-salman-rushie-attack-a-society-cannot-survive-without-free-speech

Margaret Atwood: “….whatever it is, the right to freedom of expression does not include the right to defame, to lie maliciously and damagingly about provable facts, to issue death threats, or to advocate murder. These should be punishable by law.”

Oh dear Margaret, I think “provable facts” hit the dirt a long time ago. And the “right to defame” and “lie maliciously” are now the common activities of the media.  

Ben Okri: “We already live in a climate in which it is increasingly harder to express oneself freely. …The internet has unleashed the monsters of trolling and hate speech. Death threats are issued to celebrities and to ordinary citizens expressing themselves on any number of issues. We have become less tolerant of nuance and disagreement.”

But it’s the celebrities you are mostly concerned about isn’t it, Ben? And celebrities have a vested interest in not rocking the boat. And as for “nuance” and “disagreement”, it’s not necessary to become less tolerant of them when they are not even permitted in the first place.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Aug 14, 2022 2:47 PM

Free speech is a lot like Freedom. Some people can afford it…

Rebecca
Rebecca
Aug 14, 2022 12:25 PM

The whole censorship thing is bloody frightening. But it’s amazing to me how most just follow and trust…..part of the decades of conditioning to trust authority. Our world was primed for this take-over. Lulled into a sort of coma. (Well, my little home town of 6000 people does have 6…yup 6….pot shops!). I digress! Food processing plants burning down, people getting sick and dropping dead all around us (healthy young people), gas prices soaring, farmers getting pushed off their lands and targeted as climate offenders, control of free speech, …..yet the masses don’t see it! It’s bizarre. I’m a hypnotherapist and see clearly what is happening, but even when I see what happens in a trance state, I am still shocked at the power of it! I can suggest to someone that there is a clock on my wall (that isn’t there) in trance and have them open their eyes and ask them to tell me what time it is and they will see a clock and tell me the time. It’s crazy! Even sound frequencies hypnotize people and professional advertisers know this. Todd, I do think that people are relieved that they just don’t have to think about things because mommy and daddy will do that for them…..after all, the brain really does not like spending that much glucose trying to process new and paradigm challenging information🙄.

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 15, 2022 6:09 AM
Reply to  Rebecca

CNN has relaxation breaks with music in the middle of programmes. Sky has interminable repetitions of global weather with music.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 11:41 AM

A ten-tweet thread. Read all the way to the end. The final tweet is not by Mr Blessing:

https://grahamlinehan.substack.com/p/a-safeguarding-story

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^^ Note that that thread is already more than four years old and therefore predates even the launching of COUPVID.

Every “social” media site is a spook-run honeytrap.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 14, 2022 2:12 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Phil Greaves’s Twitter account has also been suspended for “violation of the Twitter rules”.

And on a similar note, Jerry Sadowitz has been given the heave at the Fringe in another of those cryptic manoeuvres from the divinity above. First JS’s account:

Did a show last night, 75 mins, thought it went well. Didn’t see any walkouts. Today I’m told my show’s been cancelled. Great stuff. I’m truly sorry for everyone who travelled to see the show tonight.

And now this helpful explaination from the Guardian:

The Pleasance’s director, Anthony Alderson, said: “The Pleasance is a venue that champions freedom of speech and we do not censor comedians’ material.

“While we acknowledge that Jerry Sadowitz has often been controversial, the material presented at his first show is not acceptable and does not align with our values.

“This type of material has no place on the festival and the Pleasance will not be presenting his second and final show.”

So free speech is fine …. as long as it abides by those ever mysterious “values”.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 4:10 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Well, George, you anticipated my follow-up comments.

Those bumsucking kowtowing safely-salaried “arts administrators” are the enemies of all comedy, all theatre, all art. One Jerry Sadowitz is worth a million of ’em.

Twitler’s ban on Phil Greaves, likewise, just shows what poor stuff these gollums are made of and how much power they now wield.

By the way, I’ve a strong hunch that what got PhilG purged was not the fact that he is an unapologetic communist, but the barrage of evidence he posted exposing the pseudoscientific farce called Virology.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 14, 2022 7:27 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Sadowitz reputedly slapped out his dick and sealed his fate as utterly unacceptable to the cultured audience. However ….

https://grahamlinehan.substack.com/p/advice-to-businesses-line-up-replacement

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https://www.scotsman.com/arts-and-culture/edinburgh-festivals/fringe-comedy-reviews-jordan-gray-rajiv-karia-sian-davies-rosie-holt-luca-cupani-3805057

A five star review for Jordan Gray’s Is It a Bird?

“Archly satirical ….radically revealing ….. tremendous songs …. expertly executed …..Jordan Gray aspires to the exceptionalism of superheroes and achieves it with her phenomenal second Fringe hour.makes hers’ seem like the only identity worth having …. triumphantly accomplished…delivers hilarious observations …. would grace any headlining club set, ….Along the way, she makes the likes of Ricky Gervais and J.K. Rowling seem as ridiculous as the bat-obsessed caped crusader for their trans views, beautifully pastiching bigots’ perception of her….”

And “she all but refuses to accept vulnerability, assuming her superiority to the mere mortals watching her”. And yes I am aware of the self-consciously ironic tone there – but I don’t fall for that false modesty crap.

And then, “a romp and a riot of an hour that will undoubtedly pick up extra performances in a bigger venue.” Oh I’m sure Jordan will get those bigger venues. He/she/it/himhurrrr has been marked in an aggressive media tie-in as designated “Star that can’t be stopped now!”  

And as for revealing his/her/its/harramba’s willie, well you see it’s a groovy trans willie and therefore a thing of beauty unlike the evil Sadowitz schlong.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 9:36 PM
Reply to  George Mc

with only her delirious, self-conscious laughter at her own cheek and audacity evidence of any check on her ego.

This little tit’s advert for himself sounds about as funny as orchiectomy without anaesthetic, so of course it gets five stars from The Scotsperson’s witless “comedy critic”.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 15, 2022 7:26 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

It’s becoming ever clearer that the audience are irrelevant. We get ever closer to a virtual reality world.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 15, 2022 7:59 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

John Steppling once said tha the word he looks out for is “exploring” as in “The artist is exploring the boundaries of gender stereotyping ….” at which point it’s obvious that what is under review is a heap of crap. This is the rulers saying, “Here you wild rebels are. Take some of these revolutionary toys we have provided for you and have fun whilst we grown ups attend to real business!”

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 9:52 PM
Reply to  George Mc

A quick Google search for “jerry sadowitz review edinburgh festival 2022″ returns not one single solitary review of the one show he was allowed to perform. Not one “comedy critic” condescended to report on his actual performance. All we get from these dead souls is the dutifully-reported news that those all-powerful bureaucrats found Jerry Sadowitz “unacceptable”. Sic.

FFS.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 9:54 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Hele
Hele
Aug 15, 2022 7:13 AM
Reply to  George Mc
Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 15, 2022 12:51 AM
Reply to  George Mc

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Victor G.
Victor G.
Aug 15, 2022 12:56 PM
Reply to  George Mc

It’s all “rules” based, amigo …

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 14, 2022 2:19 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

And the fact that that excellent remark had to be split up over several tweets is another indication that Twitter isn’t designed for serious points. It’s designed for snappy superficial bulletins. Twitter brings us a step closer to Orwell’s concept of a massively reduced vocabulary to massively reduce genuine oppositional thought.

NickM
NickM
Aug 14, 2022 11:35 AM

Politicians mess up public science in other ways than censorship. An example is found at the end of this youtube video on “Polio in New York with Vincent Racaniello”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-5KGHzHTsI

Dr.Racaniello gives an objective Front Line account of the War Against Polio, which would benefit many OffG posters if they took the time to watch it. At the end he discusses a new find of polio virus in sewage in London. The scientific argument for a solution to this problem is very delicate — too delicate for a popular forum, even with such intelligent posters as OffG — because the new finding involves screening and sequencing for the virus. It is a problem for experts.

But — relevant to this thread — Dr.R concludes, “We could solve it this if we sequenced for Polio in New York sewage. WHO gets us to sequence for the Covid-19 virus but we don’t sequence for Polio viruses”. This is how politicians and money-men influence the WHO and distort scientific priorities; the ultimate distortion being censorship.

Benton
Benton
Aug 14, 2022 11:31 AM

I only believable things in my own first hand experience and even then I’m a bit skeptical.

Ort
Ort
Aug 14, 2022 9:29 PM
Reply to  Benton

This 1971 song has become increasingly prescient and relevant over the years:

https://youtu.be/p99g1R-kIuU

You don’t believe what they say on the radio
You don’t believe what you see on the video
Living in the shadow of a doubt today
Still waiting for the smoke to clear away

— J.R.Robertson/The Band, “Smoke Signal”

antitermite
antitermite
Aug 14, 2022 10:40 AM

What’s described is practically 1984, in that there is hardly any need to censor anything anymore, because the sheep instinctively self-censor anyway.
Almost as if they’re programmed to recognise what is acceptable, and what is “conspiracy”.

I’ve tried it, presented some with vids, photos, articles, that ought to shake their confidence in the MSM, the empire, their rulers,
but received mostly blank stares, denials, and rebuttals of “Russian” (or “Chinese”, or “antivax”, or “Republican”) propaganda..

Not from everyone, but a good proportion.

I’m pretty sure that few of them have bothered to digest the articles and details of the “official” lines,
they’d spend more time on the social /sports /special interest sections,
not current affairs or finance.

Yet they seem to know, instinctively, where they are supposed to stand.
For example, most Americans can’t point to Ukraine on the map, but so many them stand with it.

I wonder if it’s always been this way, that people so easily allow “officials” to do the thinking for them, especially on issues beyond their immediate comprehension.
Not to question the official narrative, yet to question anything that isn’t.

I suppose it’s amplified when the issues are puffed up into a threat, and even moreso when that “threat” is invisible.
Catholics /Protestants /communists /Jews /witches /gays /bigots /viruses /unvaxxed/…
A formula that’s worked well for centuries.

The witchhunters in charge can insist on being your single source of truth, and to dismiss everything else.

{an aside: shrew is a term now?
~ for the nonbrainwashed ~
How curious: just this week a new virus has been discovered, with >60% lethality if it crosses over to humans.
And it’s usual host?
… Shrews}

I like parable~style stories like this
https://off-guardian.org/2021/08/22/the-vapor-the-hot-hat-the-witches-potion/

We need some foot in the doors of the closed minded.

William Sabre
William Sabre
Aug 14, 2022 11:34 AM
Reply to  antitermite

The problem with the ‘wake up everyone’ motto is it is based on domination. Whether it is right, correct and relevant, for instance; convincing an acquaintance that injecting themselves with an experimental serum, that is potentially detrimental to their health, is a bad idea may seem to us an important and worthy struggle BUT it is still molding their perception, breaking their beliefs and smashing their boundaries to make them, see things your way. Even if it is the truth, even if it is compassionate are those the sentiments behind a truthers struggle?

lotuseater
lotuseater
Aug 14, 2022 11:46 AM
Reply to  antitermite

I think many people can see that things are not right in the world but just don’t want to acknowledge it, to go there. They don’t want to overturn the seeming certainties of their lives and face unknown danger if they can avoid it. They also might think that they will land on the right side of the fence if push comes to shove. After all they are the ones upon which fear mongering has worked best…

Todd
Todd
Aug 14, 2022 10:15 PM
Reply to  antitermite

No…shrew is my term, it is just easier to use than writing a whole sentence every time to describe people who think this way. I see some don’t care for it. I like it. It is of course tongue in cheek, and most that I write has a bit of a satirical bent to it…

Justapleb
Justapleb
Aug 14, 2022 9:43 AM

The key observation in this fine article is that people here and now are less critical of “official”, “mainstream” news than people in repressive regimes of the past were.

I think the reason is that our main news sources – the BBC, the New York Times, the Guardian and others – were much better in the past. They were never 100% objective, of course, but some of their journalists had a strong personal commitment to telling us the truth. In the last 10 years, that has changed – the investigative journalists are gone, but most people have not noticed the change. They continue to accept those media as reliable, though they now do little more than print handouts from the government and the so-called “opposition”.

Todd
Todd
Aug 14, 2022 10:46 PM
Reply to  Justapleb

Yes yes…I agree, I too believe the main stream news WAS better than now “back then.” There were still problems, but I certainly never noticed the MSM totally ignoring important stories like they do now.

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Aug 14, 2022 9:05 AM

Just an image, here:

“Image”, at: https://tapnewswire.com/2022/08/image

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Aug 14, 2022 7:52 AM

Baffling that people still watch or listen to the MSM.
I even turn off the hourly news updates on the radio if in my car.
If I do inadvertently hear something I am conditioned to believe the exact opposite.

We do need a great reset- just not the one thats been meticulously planned and executed at present.

Vagabard
Vagabard
Aug 14, 2022 7:44 AM

Rushdie. What’s in a name?

Rushed on stage. By a Hadi Matar.

Hadi Matar –> HA die [a] martyr –> Hezbollah die [a] martyr
(HA = Hizb Allah = Hezbollah)

Aiming to be a martyr for Hezbollah?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah

Also:

Rushdie –> Rush die –> Russian(s) die –> Russian killers (?)
Hadi Matar also bears phonetic similarities to Vladimir (With ‘h’ changed to ‘Vl’ and silencing the ‘t’).

Vladimir vs Russian killers. Which could be symbolic of another conflict (or at least subliminally exploited as propaganda for it)  🤔 

Shin
Shin
Aug 14, 2022 6:09 AM

Ask your pilot if he’s been stabbed! And how many times, its a public emergency.
Let alone public policy. We have not even scrapped the gravy of the potential harm.
C’mon, we are not all dills.

les online
les online
Aug 14, 2022 5:19 AM

Local TV “News” informs viewers of every Heat Wave, Drought, and Famine, but not snow or cold records being broken…That’s not Censorship, it’s keeping viewers up to date about Global Warming

Vagabard
Vagabard
Aug 14, 2022 8:30 AM
Reply to  les online

I think (as per global warming theory) the UK is supposed to get more rain than sunshine. Rather than lengthy Summer heatwaves. Though maybe models aren’t always perfect  😎 

les online
les online
Aug 15, 2022 1:11 AM
Reply to  les online

TV “News” is probably the main tool for shaping people’s perceptions*..The perception of an alleged Global Warming process is created by reporting every Heat Wave, Drought, and Famine. Not reporting cold weather ‘events’ helps with creating the perception of Global Warming…

Bob the Hod
Bob the Hod
Aug 15, 2022 11:03 AM
Reply to  les online

Here, it goes like this:

Heatwave: Climate change
No rain: Climate change
Floods: Climate change
High winds: Climate change
No clouds: Climate change
Lots of clouds: Climate change
Cold snap: Climate change
Mild temperatures: Climate change
Sun rises: Climate change
Sun sets: Climate change
etc etc ad infinitum.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 14, 2022 5:01 AM

9/11

The censorship of 9/11 truth, especially the No Planes variety is total. People like Assange are hardly likely to provide insider information on this false flag black op or the countless others that followed it. Google’s AI driven censorship is amazing in the way it deflects from potential Thought Crime into approved channels.

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Aug 14, 2022 1:50 AM

Can’t remember where but recall seeing/reading an anecdote about some Soviet apparatchiks that came over to the US to see how a free society works. They came away asking their US counterparts how do you do it?! Everyone says and believes the same thing!
Of course back in Russia anyone with half a brain knew Pravda was just state propaganda.

Kalen
Kalen
Aug 14, 2022 5:28 AM

Worse that Americans with full brain still believe that NYT is not just state propaganda.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 14, 2022 9:02 AM

Gore Vidal told that story and told the Soviet visitors that outright totalitarianism was a poor way of maintaining power. Which brings me to an old observation about the difference between propaganda in the Soviet Union and in the “Free West”. In the Soviet Union, hardly anything was permitted but every tiny thing was important. In the West, everything is permitted … and nothing is important.

Of course, this applies to the old situation. Right now we are veering closer and closer to full censorship.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Aug 14, 2022 6:08 PM
Reply to  George Mc

As Mark Crispin Miller has said many times modern propaganda is an Anglo-American invention. And Chomsky noted in Manufacturing Consent, that propaganda is far more sophisticated and more important in “democracies” than in totalitarian states as in the latter, it doesn’t matter if you believe the state line or not as you still have to obey the state’s diktats.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Aug 14, 2022 1:43 AM

Yep, but I think the cat’s out of the bag. And once the cat is out of the bag, you can’t get it back in. It’s like you can’t unsee something. Or a science fiction movie, “too many of us know John!”.

It’s a compounding thing – I know, and I told my kids, so they know, and I told my grandkids, so they know, and they told some of their friends, so they know. That’s just us, we all know.

I think it was a great American baseball player Yogi Berra who once said (attributed), “it ain’t over til its over”.

Howard
Howard
Aug 14, 2022 12:17 AM

If there’s one thing most people fear more than difficult truths, it is being on the losing side – the short end of the stick. I don’t think anywhere enough attention has been given to this obvious in plain sight phenomenon.

People want to be winners – they have been trained from birth to want to be winners. Well, that applies every bit as much to what they believe as to what they achieve in life. And, in fact, their achievement usually does depend upon what they believe.

You’re not going to get far in America, e.g., by believing it’s the most evil empire in the history of humanity – even though it can be demonstrated to be just that.

People would sooner risk their lives than be on the losing side – which, of course, is precisely what they’ve done vis-a-vis the “jab.”

Vagabard
Vagabard
Aug 14, 2022 7:56 AM
Reply to  Howard

Ambition also plays into it (ie the desire for personal status). Those who are keen to be in charge themselves are rarely (overly) critical of those currently in authority

Grafter
Grafter
Aug 14, 2022 11:49 AM
Reply to  Howard

Think it runs deeper than being on the losing side. With Covid19 being broadcast as the greatest threat to our species the headlong rush towards vaccination was predictable. Fear is the key to this outcome and its our innate fear of Death which drives it.

wardropper
wardropper
Aug 14, 2022 2:14 PM
Reply to  Grafter

Yet not one of us seriously believes we will escape death…
What is there to fear?
It’s what we are.

les online
les online
Aug 13, 2022 11:51 PM

“It’s Good News Week, Someone dropped a bomb Somewhere, contaminating Atmosphere and blackening the Sky……” (1960s One Hit Wonder)…
There’s Conditioning, and there’s conditioning… And frankly it’s likely “folks dont give a damn !”
Though they’d like for The Authorities to Bring Back Hanging (BBH) !!

William Sabre
William Sabre
Aug 13, 2022 11:45 PM

I don’t think you can preach about the dangers of censorship and still accept certain cosmological and modern scientism paradigms, that were themselves, apart of the psychological censoring that got us here.

If you’re complaining about vaccine mandates whilst still being fascinated by moon landing vehicles or the missing link, you’re like an animal rights activist protesting ascot whilst still betting on the race. You can’t expect anything of value to change.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 14, 2022 5:08 AM
Reply to  William Sabre

Convid is the most successful act of deception in human history. Many people are sceptical about the moon landings and 9/11, but most have gone along with the plandemic. That is because of extreme censorship, massive global propaganda offensives and planning.

Nick Baam
Nick Baam
Aug 14, 2022 6:10 PM

Convid is the greatest MacGuffin.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Aug 14, 2022 6:25 AM
Reply to  William Sabre

Exactly, William.

Del has been out talking to folk again, here is his latest, the second interview is gold.

Christiann Chisholm
Christiann Chisholm
Aug 14, 2022 12:18 PM

I would suggest to ‘Del’ that he purchases a half decent set of binoculars and go somewhere at night that is dark with no light pollution and simply look up.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 14, 2022 11:46 PM

It’s 2022, Year 3 of COUPVID, censorship is rife, inflation is rampant, everyone is worried, and some bawbag in my home town thinks it’s a good use of his own and other people’s time to pester them into believing that the earth might be flat.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 13, 2022 11:28 PM

OffG made a comment at the beginning of this terrorist assault that began with covid: that such was the aggression and relentlessness of the media fear porn that no attempt at a rational argument in the media was possible. That has never changed. Every media channel has been like a psychic chainsaw buzzing its way through your cranium every second of every day. The wave of terrorism has been so obvious and so disgusting that the only option to preserve sanity is to switch it off or somehow adopt a kind of Zen meditation to imagine it as meaningless noise.

Thus something like The Guardian’s latest “scientific” roundup of the global climate end times is an act of pure intellectual homicide that is only bearable on a personal level by turning away.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Aug 14, 2022 1:57 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Media outlets have been selling fear to the masses for centuries. You have to learn to roll with it and just tune out the hysteria, sifting what facts you can from the noise.

In the years before WW1 there was a whole genre of ‘invasion literature’ published in the UK. One of the chief exponents, William de Queux (yes, he was English), was written in such a way as to feature places and scenarios familiar to his target audience (“Daily Mail” readers)(Seriously). The tools for manipulation have been around for a long time and we sufficiently well honed in the UK that none other than Adolf Hitler, the young Austrian corporal, noted just how sophisticated British propaganda was compared to the home brew stuff. But then, (Britain had built an Empire on manipulation…)

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 15, 2022 8:30 PM
Reply to  George Mc

The wave of terrorism has been so obvious and so disgusting that the only option to preserve sanity is to switch it off or somehow adopt a kind of Zen meditation to imagine it as meaningless noise.

God knows I empathise, but the less charitable term for this widespread and increasingly popular coping-strategy is dissociation. It’s not good for any of us. COUPVID is a delberate attack on everyone’s health — physical, mental and emotional.

The globally-united ruling class’s main targets are a billion defenceless children, whose minds, souls and bodies are still malleable. If all goes according to plan, they’ll soon be permanently-damaged adults. A whole generation is being systematically deskilled, devitalised, enfeebled, and addicted to screens. Learned helplessness will be the actual goal of 21st-century education.

David
David
Aug 13, 2022 11:22 PM

Great points ! People need to understand that the news is not neutral. They are feeding the people a story/narrative that creates fear. People need to start use their critical thinking and ask questions. Wake up before it’s too late.

Mike
Mike
Aug 13, 2022 10:53 PM

Meredith Miller did this video that covers censorship and other aspects of abuse. It is pretty interesting.

This video connects the dots between the patterns on a micro level (interpersonal and familial) with the macro level (society). You’ll learn about the tactics that cults use so you can see how it relates to what is going on. You will gain new clarity and understanding about the events of last year. You’ll also get some tips for what you can do now to empower yourself despite the increasing chaos in the world.

Mike
Mike
Aug 14, 2022 12:20 AM
Reply to  Mike

Looks like she has basically stopped posting on youtube but has some more recent videos on her website.
This one she was on the ‘corona’ investigative comittee. https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/Session-78-en:6?r=BPt5FgP6xhAYotdQc7i7optLaP51DLfh&t=7481

Here she talks about violation of consent being the central issue.
https://rumble.com/vqjos0-meredith-miller-the-violation-of-consent.html

Consent is important but obtaining consent doesn’t legitimise a pseudo medical activity. If it is poisoning then consent doesn’t change whether a crime has occured. If it was a date rape drug it would be a crime whether the drug was slipped into a targets drink or whether they were tricked into agreeing to have ‘a drink’. Consent wouldn’t be a legitimate defense. Calling it ‘a drink’ would be like calling poison ‘a vaccine’.

SkinnyMouse
SkinnyMouse
Aug 13, 2022 10:37 PM

LOVE this article. I just was with two beloved friends at the beach…sadly they could be labeled “sheep”…but they are people who are open to discussion. I brought up censorship and sadly could not articulate clearly what I wanted to express. They kept saying they believed in free speech and I was foggy on how to explain how censorship is truly happening in a big way. My friends kept saying that there were plenty of platforms for people to express anything they wished. Anyway, the discussion ended with me feeling hopeless in what I was trying to convey. However, after reading Todd’s article, I believe next time I discuss censorship with others I will be able to express in a clear, organized way what is happening.

Transmutation
Transmutation
Aug 13, 2022 10:14 PM

Like oxygen, “free speech” is never really thought about until it starts to dwindle away.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 13, 2022 11:43 PM
Reply to  Transmutation

Or the dwindling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to the point where plants can no longer grow healthily.

Edwige
Edwige
Aug 13, 2022 10:13 PM

Ellsberg, Snowden and Assange have something in common… but it isn’t what the author is claiming.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Aug 14, 2022 4:09 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Yeah crackpot go and tell us all how they are deep state mossad clones and spivs.

Todd
Todd
Aug 14, 2022 10:48 PM
Reply to  Edwige

What did I claim?

Victor G.
Victor G.
Aug 15, 2022 2:12 PM
Reply to  Todd

” … new discoveries and revelations of the truth … “

Barbara J. Burrows
Barbara J. Burrows
Aug 13, 2022 10:08 PM

Drat! My link about the tremendous manipulations in the media didn’t work. Try this:

https://rumble.com/vtf9jk-brussels-what-really-happened.html

Trials
Trials
Aug 13, 2022 10:06 PM

Excerpt from Douglas Valentine’s book The CIA as organised Crime as my comment is pending.

‘TRACY: You mention Greenwald. There are other prominent figures on the left who fashion themselves as freedom fighters in the informational sphere, where that’s arguably not the case. This is something that I think goes back over forty years to Daniel Ellsberg. The most important case in freedom of the press in the twentieth century, if not the country’s history, was the Pentagon Papers, and yet Ellsberg himself was a member of the CIA.

VALENTINE: Well, Greenwald and Ellsberg certainly aren’t “left”, and Ellsberg was not a fully integrated, back-stopped employee of the CIA. But for a period of time in 1965 and 1966, he did work for the CIA’s station chief in Saigon, John Hart (whom I mentioned earlier as having initiated the Phoenix program), gathering intelligence on what prominent South Vietnamese politicians and officials were thinking. I was told that Ellsberg could recall conversations verbatim, and that he was introduced to these important political people at social events and then reported to Hart about their thoughts. He was also working at a high level in the pacification programs upon which Phoenix was based. Ellsberg worked with CIA officers Edward Lansdale and Lucien Conein, and US Information Service officer Frank Scotton, about whom more remains to be said.

The problem is that Ellsberg presented himself in his autobiography as having been working with the State Department. That was his cover. And in the movie about him, he’s pictured in an army uniform on patrol. He misrepresented himself. He wasn’t honest. All of his work with the CIA is absent. Why? It goes back to the fact that Ellsberg was a full-fledged hawk who turned against the Vietnam War. But after he leaked the Pentagon Papers, the left adopted him as a symbol of someone who saw the light. The left takes credit for ending the war, and Ellsberg is a central character in its narrative. So the anti-war movement in particular and the left (whatever that is) in general goes along with the cover story. But people can’t understand the significance of the Pentagon Papers, or the true nature of the Vietnam War, without understanding Ellsberg’s work for the CIA. His worldview was defined by his intimate relationships with his mentor, Ed Lansdale,7 and the other political warfare people he worked with in Vietnam, especially Frank Scotton. Ellsberg, Scotton, and a handful of other experts prepared America’s organizational blueprint for pacifying South Vietnam’s civilian population in the seminal “Roles and Missions” report in August 1966. That study sets the stage for the Phoenix program. All this loops back to the issue of access. I didn’t know who Scotton was until Colby referred me to him in 1986. Like the other people Colby referred me to, Scotton thought I was CIA-approved.

He tried to impress me, and when I interviewed him at his home in McLean, Virginia, he said “we” (which could only have meant him and Colby) had instructed Ellsberg to release the Pentagon Papers. Scotton has since written an autobiography in which he denies having told Ellsberg to do it. He now says Ellsberg merely showed him the Pentagon Paper documents in 1970. All this also loops back to CIA drug trafficking. A moment ago I mentioned that Al McCoy’s sources had recanted. Chief among McCoy’s sources who recanted was Dan Ellsberg’s former comrade, Lou Conein. When McCoy spoke to him in the summer of 1971, Conein confessed to having arranged a truce between the CIA and Corsican drug traffickers in 1965, at the same time he was working with Ellsberg…’

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Aug 14, 2022 1:48 AM
Reply to  Trials

It would have been obvious to anyone involved in Vietnam war policy that things weren’t going at all well — the entire situation was driven by Cold War momentum and was likely to end up in ignominious defeat for the US. The smart thing to do would be to undermine the effort, to try to bring it to an end as quickly as possible. So the idea that Ellsberg wasn’t some rebellious leftie but a well connected insider is entirely plausible, if not totally likely.

Don’t forget that during the Nazi era there were at least 10 plots on Hitler’s life. The people involved wouldn’t be socialists bent on bringing forth a new order, it was merely an attempt to salvage the status quo before the country self-destroyed. (Ironically, the same situation occurred after WW1 and gave rise to the situation that eventually bred Hitler.)

Trials
Trials
Aug 14, 2022 10:50 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Valentine thinks Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to shift blame for the Vietnam War from the CIA to the military, while distracting public attention from the investigations of the CIA’s Phoenix Program and the CIA’s involvement in drug smuggling. He has an article on counterpunch (I know, it wasn’t always so bad) titled Will the Real Daniel Ellsberg Please Stand Up! that goes into more detail.

Penelope
Penelope
Aug 14, 2022 10:07 PM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Viet Nam war was PURPOSELY not won:

–It cd’ve been won just by quietly telling the Vietnamese govt that the dikes wd be destroyed unless they surrendered. 70% of the population lived on land that depended on the dike system. For example, 2,659 km of dikes are used only in the coastal system. There are more in the Mekong delta & on other river deltas.

–I recall McNamara being quoted as saying that the American people wd have to get used to not winning wars.

I’ve no conclusions about VietNam & other wars– just the guess that a continuing war is a continuing distraction. The war footage on nightly TV truly drove everything else off the news & one’s attention.

There is also the fact that when one wins a war, one then has to go home.

I don’t really understand the VietNam war.

mgeo
mgeo
Aug 15, 2022 6:17 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Winning an invasive war means infesting the country permanently, not going home.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Aug 15, 2022 2:17 PM
Reply to  mgeo

“Infesting” is excellent! One way or another, the US of As have infested the entire planet.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 14, 2022 5:15 AM
Reply to  Trials

Lansdale and Conein I think were very involved in the JFK assasination plot.

Todd
Todd
Aug 14, 2022 10:53 PM
Reply to  Trials

Thanks…this is all very informative! Thank you. I was using Ellsberg as an example of the press’ willingness to print controversial stuff back then. But maybe that isn’t even true and the example was a bad one. Maybe the press has NEVER printed anything that wasn’t part of the agenda…is that what you are essentially saying? I am not claiming Ellsberg was a “good guy” (or to use my terminology a “shrew”). I simply do not know…

Maxwell
Maxwell
Aug 13, 2022 10:03 PM

One of the urgent messages that we must take from these past two and a half years is that we are under sustained psychological warfare and have been for quite some time.

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 13, 2022 11:14 PM
Reply to  Maxwell

That is true and it’s a lesson I still find hard to accept even now. Such is the hold the traditional media have had. I still have to keep reminding myself that the channels lie and lie and that is all they do. Their pumped up pseudo-scientific pseudo-reasonabless is truly appalling and insufferable, as is their soulless mechanistic servitude to the ruling vampires. Seen correctly the BBC and The Guardian are pure poison dispensers contaminating your soul. And they are just tips of the stinking iceberg.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 13, 2022 11:45 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Do you realise the aforementioned scripting distributors are now seen as satirical commentors?

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 14, 2022 1:24 AM
Reply to  KiwiJoker

A hallmark of totalitarian regimes is that propaganda and satire are indistinguishable. Read any fearmongering article from the last 2 1/2 years and try to mock it. Your mockery would simply appear as an extension of it.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 14, 2022 8:38 PM
Reply to  George Mc

The first casualty of fear is balanced perception.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Aug 14, 2022 4:14 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Jeeez George have a drink for fucks sake.

Grafter
Grafter
Aug 14, 2022 11:56 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Don’t forget Sky ‘News’.

Barbara J. Burrows
Barbara J. Burrows
Aug 13, 2022 9:56 PM

If anyone cares to see how profoundly the media manipulates us, check this out! I doubt I will ever again believe what I see on mainstream media.

https://rumble.com/vtf6e2-brussels-what-really-happened.html

Thanks Todd for mentioning that courageous soul Julian Assange.. I wonder if he regrets standing up for truth?

Thanks to the off-guardian for publishing this article about censorship! This is extremely important information!

Mike
Mike
Aug 13, 2022 9:26 PM

I think it is unfair to sheep. These people are not like sheep but wolves. It is the vegans who are like sheep.

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 13, 2022 11:48 PM
Reply to  Mike

Few realise it is the ruminants who are farming the humans.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Aug 14, 2022 5:32 AM
Reply to  Mike

Those sheep showed more spirit and desire for freedom than the average modern human.

wardropper
wardropper
Aug 14, 2022 2:15 PM
Reply to  Mike

In Wales, the sheep rule.
Drivers just have to wait.

There’s a lesson in there somewhere…

KiwiJoker
KiwiJoker
Aug 13, 2022 9:17 PM

The hidden art of Neuro-Linguistic Progamming, pervasively promoted as truth in the world of divisive paradigms, is prevalent in the rhetorical forms governing of opinion.