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A Twitter Files Requiem

CJ Hopkins

And so the “Twitter Files” Limited Hangout has come to its inevitable, ignominious end. It is over. The Twitter-Files story is dead. It isn’t pining for the fjords. It is deceased, cadaverous, bereft of life. It has bought the farm and gone to meet its maker. It is Humpty Dumpty. It has fallen off the wall. Nothing can put it back together again.

I have to tip my hat to Elon Musk. It was quite an impressive limited hangout. The way Musk took the potential story of a global network of Intelligence agencies, corporations, NGOs, and assorted “disinformation experts” censoring, visibility-filtering, and otherwise neutralizing dissent as GloboCap executed the “shock-an-awe” phase of the roll-out of the “New Normal” over the last three years … the way Musk took that potentially game-changing story by the throat and throttled it, played around with its corpse for a while like a cat, and then finally threw it down, squatted over it, and obstreperously, definitively defecated on it, that was … well, quite impressive.

If you missed the final twists and turns in the Twitter-Files story (R.I.P), Matt Taibbi, who is currently attempting to enjoy a vacation at Disneyland with the wife and kids, published an update on Racket News, his “Twitter-killing” Substack newsletter covering the juicy bits.

Here’s the “money” paragraph, or most of it …

In doing all this Elon immolated the last remnants of any reputation he had as a free speech advocate and gave immeasurable succor to the assorted David Brocks, AOCs, and Renee DiRestas who view him as an antichrist. All can now point to his outbursts of cartoon censorship and argue individual eccentric CEOs are the real danger to free expression, not squads of executives working in oligopolistic secrecy with the FBI, DHS, and ten million Pentagon-funded Centers for Securing Whatever. It won’t be true, but Elon’s public meltdown will in the short run take a ton of pressure off these villains, while accelerating the piranha frenzy currently skeletonizing Twitter’s profits …”

What Matt can’t quite say (and I understand why) is that Elon’s meltdown will not just “give immeasurable succor” to the David Brocks, AOCs, and other functionaries and puppets who have demonized him, and “take a ton of pressure off these villains,” it will effectively kill the future of the story, and consign what has been reported so far to the “lunatic fringes” of the Internet, where no one “normal” will ever be forced to pay it any serious attention again.

That, my friends, is called a limited hangout. As I explained in my column in January

The way a limited hangout works is, if you’re an intelligence agency, or a global corporation, or a government, or a non-governmental organization, and you have been doing things you need to hide from the public, and those things are starting to come to light such that you can’t just deny that you are doing them anymore, what you do is, you release a limited part of the story (i.e., the story of whatever it is you’re doing) to distract people’s attention from the rest of the story. The part you release is the ‘limited hangout.’ It’s not a lie. It’s just not the whole story. You ‘hang it out’ so that it will become the whole story, and thus stop people from pursuing the whole story.”

I was besieged by irate Elon-worshippers, and “unfollowed,” “unfriended,” “unsubscribed to,” and so on, for days and weeks after I published that column. Perhaps a few of them will get it now. The point is, it is over … that was it. There are not going to be any “Covid Twitter Files.” There aren’t going to be any “Nuremberg trials.” The Censorship Industrial Complex is not going anywhere. It is here to stay.

From now on, any further Twitter Files reporting — any actual reporting on the Censorship Industrial Complex at all — will be summarily dismissed as another episode of Elon’s Flying Narcissistic Circus. There will be no more congressional hearings. Anyone who continues to cover the story (i.e., the actual story, not the Twitter Files) will be branded a minion of Elon Musk, “a right-wing extremist conspiracy theorist,” no more serious than a “9/11 truther.”

Matt Taibbi, Michael Shellenberger, and less famous journalists like Jacob Siegel, who in a rational world would receive awards for their work, will be systematically, ritually, spat on. Others will simply be ignored. Mehdi Hasan and other hatchet men will parade around with permanent hard-ons spewing vitriol at anyone who even broaches the subject (i.e., the TV hatchet men will spew, not their hard-ons).

Interest in the story will precipitously decline.

Apparently, Musk’s interest is already declining, and he is eager to “move on to the future.”

Of course he is. His work is done.

Now, before anyone gets all jacked up and starts calling me a “conspiracy theorist,” I don’t believe any of this was intentional, or at least not a conscious plan on Musk’s part — I’m not quite that gibberingly paranoid — but, if the Censorship Industrial Complex, or GloboCap (or whatever you need to call the multiplicitous, supranational network of governments, global corporations, NGOs, Intelligence agencies, oligarchs, media, and other such entities that are radically, aggressively restructuring “reality” in a distinctly totalitarian fashion) … if those folks (or that ideological system) wanted to execute an elaborate limited hangout and immunize themselves against any further exposure of their Orwellian schemes to eliminate dissent and gaslight the masses, they could not possibly have done a better job than Musk.

Oh, and one more thing, and this is for you Musk fans.

Make sure to keep cheering for Elon to keep putting those hilarious affiliation labels on the Twitter accounts of the BBC, NPR, and all those other official propaganda outlets, instead of, you know, just getting rid of all the labels. With any luck, one day soon, we will wake up in a brave, new world where global corporations put labels (or warnings) on us all.

I have a hunch what mine might look like …

CJ Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volumes I and II of his Consent Factory Essays are published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

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Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Apr 18, 2023 1:01 PM

Developing

https://rumble.com/v2iu4fn-matt-gaetz-everything-im-telling-you-i-can-fully-corroborate-with-records-a.html
Matt Gaetz – FBI Cover-Up Of Hunter Biden Laptop Deepens
Bannons War Room
12 hours ago

https://rumble.com/v2irgsu-john-solomon-explains-why-hunter-biden-hasnt-been-prosecuted-yet-but-should.html
John Solomon Explains Why Hunter Biden Hasn’t Been Prosecuted Yet – But Should Be.
Bannons War Room
20 hours ago

https://justthenews.com/accountability/political-ethics/moncongressional-probe-uncovers-tie-between-biden-campaign-security
April 16, 2023
Congressional probe uncovers tie between Biden campaign, security letter dismissing Hunter laptop

Republicans now believe the letter that falsely portrayed laptop as disinformation was a consequential interference in the last presidential election.
Aided by two Obama-era witnesses, congressional investigators led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan have developed the first evidence that a letter from security experts that falsely dismissed the Hunter Biden laptop as Russian disinformation during the 2020 election had ties to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

Jordan told Just the News he expects to release a report from the House panel on weaponization of government later this month that lays out evidence and the players behind the letter, which many Republicans now say was a consequential interference in the last presidential election.

“It was all done with politics, and it looks like there was some real connections with the Biden campaign,” Jordan said during an interview late last week on the John Solomon Reports podcast, declining to be more specific because there are more witness interviews being conducted this week.

https://nypost.com/2022/03/18/intelligence-experts-refuse-to-apologize-for-smearing-hunter-biden-story
March 18, 2022
Spies who lie: 51 ‘intelligence’ experts refuse to apologize for discrediting true Hunter Biden story
By Post Editorial Board

They are the supposed nonpartisan group of top spies looking out for the best interest of the nation. But the 51 former “intelligence” officials who cast doubt on The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop stories in a public letter really were just desperate to get Joe Biden elected president. And more than a year later, even after their Deep State sabotage has been shown again and again to be a lie, they refuse to own up to how they undermined an election.

The officials, including CNN pundit and professional fabricator James Clapper — a man who was nearly charged for perjury for lying to Congress — signed a letter saying that the laptop “has the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Apr 18, 2023 2:04 PM

Some Background

https://www.newsweek.com/hunter-biden-laptop-jim-jordan-facebook-disinformation-twitter-1767369
Fact Check: Did Ex-Intel Officials Call Hunter Biden Laptop Disinformation?
Dec 15, 2022
The “Twitter files”, an exposé of internal communications at the social media platform, has reheated interest in Hunter Biden’s laptop, a story that revealed potentially compromising correspondence between an adviser at Ukraine energy firm Burisma and President Joe Biden’s son.
Following a New York Post exclusive report in 2020, social media networks initially made efforts to limit the spread of the story, including Twitter, which suppressed the article and briefly suspended the tabloid’s account.
While the significance of the “Twitter files” is under debate, it has reignited examination of the reach that behind-the-scenes characters had in the proliferation of the early Hunter Biden reports, including the role of figures from the U.S. intelligence community.

The letter (pdf) signed by 51 former intelligence officials
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000175-4393-d7aa-af77-579f9b330000
Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails
October 19, 2020
We are all individuals who devoted significant portions of our lives to national security. . . . [W]e write to say that the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his time serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation. . . . In addition, nine additional former IC officers who cannot be named publicly also support the arguments in this letter.

Biden labels Hunter Biden laptop scandal a ‘Russia plant’
Sky News Australia
Oct 23, 2020

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has labelled the Hunter Biden laptop scandal a ‘Russia plant’ as President Trump accused Mr Biden of being a corrupt politician.
“You know who I am and you know who he is, you know his character and my character. You know our reputations for honour and telling the truth. I am anxious to have this race, anxious to see this take place,” Mr Biden said.
President Trump responded “if this stuff is true about Russia, Ukraine, China, other countries – in Iraq – then Mr Biden was a corrupt politician.
“Don’t give me this stuff about how you are this innocent baby… The laptop from hell,” he said.
NBC Moderator Kristen Welker tried to steer the candidates back to the topic of race in America, but Mr Biden asked to address Mr Trump’s comments.
“There are 54 National intelligence folks who said what he is accusing me of is a Russia plant,” Mr Biden said.
“He has said this has all the characteristics – five former heads of the CIA – both parties say what he is saying is a bunch of garbage.
“Nobody believes that, except him and his good friend Rudy Giuliani.”
President Trump asked whether Mr Biden was claiming Hunter Biden’s laptop, which led to a New York Post expose on Ukrainian dealings with Mr Biden via his son, was another “Russia hoax”.
“You’ve got to be kidding,” he said.
“You gotta be kidding, here we go again with Russia.”

[6:45]

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Apr 21, 2023 11:47 PM

https://judiciary.house.gov/media/press-releases/new-testimony-reveals-secretary-blinken-and-biden-campaign-behind-infamous
New Testimony Reveals Secretary Blinken and Biden Campaign Behind the Infamous Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Laptop
April 20, 2023
Press Release
Chairmen Jordan and Turner Demand Documents and Communications from Blinken

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New testimony by Michael Morell, a former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and one of the 51 signatories of the “Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails,” revealed that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, then senior advisor to the Biden campaign, was the impetus of the public statement signed in October 2020 that falsely implied the New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden was the product of Russian disinformation. In response, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) just sent a letter to Secretary Blinken demanding documents and communications related to the Committees’ investigation.

BACKGROUND:

On October 14, 2020, the New York Post published a report detailing how Hunter Biden used the position and influence of his father, now-President Joe Biden, for personal gain with the apparent awareness of President Biden. The article reported on several emails found on a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden that he had abandoned in a Delaware computer shop. The contents of the emails cast doubt on President Biden’s previous denials of speaking to his son about his international business dealings.
 
Within five days of the article, on October 19, 2020, 51 former intelligence officials released a public statement attempting to discredit the contents of the New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden, stating that the story “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” News publications immediately ran with the statement, with Politico publishing a story with the conclusive headline, “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former officials say.” During the final presidential debate on October 22, then-Vice President Biden cited the public statement to rebut President Trump’s criticism of the Biden family business dealings.

NEW INFORMATION:

The Committees recently conducted a transcribed interview with Michael Morell, a former Deputy Director of the CIA and one of the 51 signatories of the public statement. In his transcribed interview, Morell testified that on or around October 17, 2020, Blinken served as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign and reached out to him to discuss the Hunter Biden laptop story. According to Morell, although your outreach was couched as simply gathering Morell’s reaction to the Post story, it set in motion the events that led to the issuance of the public statement. 
 
That same day, October 17, Blinken also emailed Morell an article published in USA Today alleging that the FBI was examining whether the Hunter Biden laptop was part of a “disinformation campaign.” The very bottom of the email he sent to Morell included the signature block of Andrew Bates, then-director of rapid response for the Biden campaign.
 
Morell testified that his communication with Blinken was one of a few communications he had with the Biden campaign, explaining that he also received a call from Steve Ricchetti, Chairman of the Biden campaign, following the October 22 debate to thank him for writing the statement. Morell also explained that the Biden campaign helped to strategize about the public release of the statement. Morell further explained that one of his two goals in releasing the statement was to help then-Vice President Biden in the debate and to assist him in winning the election.
 
Based on Morell’s testimony, it is apparent that the Biden campaign played an active role in the origins of the public statement, which had the effect of helping to suppress the Hunter Biden story and preventing American citizens from making a fully informed decision during the 2020 presidential election. Although the statement’s signatories have an unquestioned right to free speech and free association—which we do not dispute—their reference to their national security credentials lent weight to the story and suggested access to specialized information unavailable to other Americans. This concerted effort to minimize and suppress public dissemination of the serious allegations about the Biden family was a grave disservice to all American citizens’ informed participation in our democracy.

Read the full letter to Secretary Blinken here.
https://republicans-judiciary.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/republicans-judiciary.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/2023-04-20-jdj-mt-to-blinken-re-public-statement-on-hunter-biden-emails_0.pdf

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Apr 24, 2023 12:08 AM

Biden Told CIA To Lie About Hunter Biden Laptop!
The Jimmy Dore Show
Apr 22, 2023
When Joe Biden accused Donald Trump during a 2020 Presidential debate about spreading Russian propaganda over Biden’s son Hunter’s alleged laptop, the Democratic nominee was lying — and he knew it. That’s because he and his campaign had personally solicited members of the intelligence community to write a letter calling the laptop a Russian disinformation campaign, which the letter’s authors did because, as former CIA head Mike Morell explained, they wanted Biden to win.

Guest host Aaron Maté and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger speak with Revolutionary Blackout Network’s Nick Cruse about this bombshell story exposing Biden’s outright lies.

michael888
michael888
May 1, 2023 12:39 AM

A bigger story than the 51 Intelligence Agents lying on Biden’s behalf to shield him from corruption charges, is the Aspen ‘War room exercises” a month before the NY Post published the Hunter laptop/ hardrive stories. The social media, State Media and (of course) the FBI who attended had to come up with a coordinated effort to protect Biden corruption from investigation before the 2020 Election.
Otherwise no one would vote for an obvious crook. Fixing elections for American “democracy!”

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 16, 2023 9:51 AM

Twitter – the peak of civilization:

https://grahamlinehan.substack.com/p/twitter-suspends-me-again

“Over the last few days i’ve shared examples of trans rights activists accusing a disabled woman of weaponising her disability, another woman grieving for her pet was mocked and taunted. The trans activist Stephen Whittle encouraged his supporters to give Posie Parker a “New Zealand welcome”.

And finally another TRA ejaculated on my photo and sent me the result. This is what women and their allies put up with every day on Twitter”

Meanwhile, “figures like Billy Bragg, Katy Montgomery and Owen Jones do everything they can to inflame and encourage these disturbed activists.”

Twitter – the text arm of the fascist goon squads who are currently operating under the “transgender” label – but that can change to anything else in an instant.

mgeo
mgeo
Apr 16, 2023 8:16 AM

Admin., some of my comments here yesterday went pending.

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Apr 15, 2023 1:19 PM

The fact that some people will begin to bristle when one mentions the shortcomings of their hero’s shows just how gullible the majority of people are. It’s an easy mistake to make when one believes someone is fighting for their cause. Critical thinking takes a back seat.

Matt Taibbi was the instigator of Occupy Wall Street was he not? This was run on similar lines as the Twitter Files story. To create a limited hangout in Wallstreet for people to vent off, like a pressure valve.
I knew the thing was already dead when boxes of american flags for people to wave started arriving. Trouble is the flags contained all the logos of all the companies currently involved in the NWO takeover, and who’s actions and behaviour over many years had brought so many out onto the streets in the first place.

A similar syop was run in London and then closed down with ease. It seems church’s are no longer the sanctuary they once were.

SeamusPadraig
SeamusPadraig
Apr 15, 2023 3:17 PM
Reply to  Peter Jennings

Matt Taibbi was the instigator of Occupy Wall Street was he not? 

IIRC, it was Kalle Lasn, founder of Adbusters.

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Apr 15, 2023 6:15 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

Thanks for the correction. Wasn’t Matt also part of the process or Adbusters? I seem to remember that he was.

SeamusPadraig
SeamusPadraig
Apr 15, 2023 10:03 PM
Reply to  Peter Jennings

Not as far as I’m aware. Back in the 90s, Taibbi was writing for an outfit called X-ile, based in Moscow. He then returned to the US and wrote for Rolling Stone for a long time. (He did also briefly jump ship for The Intercept right at the start, for about a year; but to his credit, he never actually published anything there and ended up leaving, purportedly over editorial differences with Pierre Omidhyar.)

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Apr 16, 2023 4:07 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

Cheers for the info. I probably owe Matt an apology then.
With such a wide area habitated by traitors, shysters, and NWO types hiding in the woodwork to look at, things can get quite confusing and memories strained, but i guess that is the desired effect of the fake people and fake narratives being continually run by our western spook central.

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Apr 16, 2023 4:28 PM
Reply to  Peter Jennings

Thanks for that. I am wide awake and have been for some considerable time. There is so much diffusion going on that it’s sometimes hard to tell.

Shola
Shola
Apr 15, 2023 11:09 AM

I’m amazed anyone follows anything Musk has to say. He’s just one of a number of shiny distractions waved about to enchant, engage and motivate idiots.

wardropper
wardropper
Apr 15, 2023 1:39 PM
Reply to  Shola

It is indeed an old story, and certainly has a few millennia of life left in it…
The trick works well, so why not keep using it?
The modern prevalence of ADHD is testimony to how successful it has been. It not only ‘enchants, engages and motivates idiots’, but also creates new generations of such people.

fertility
fertility
Apr 15, 2023 4:32 PM
Reply to  Shola

His BBC interview was about as organic as a Mccy d’s.
I felt so sorry for him that buying twitter was so stressful.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Apr 15, 2023 10:54 AM

Meanwhile

https://nypost.com/2023/04/05/hunter-biden-flashes-cocky-smile-as-da-goes-after-trump-in-legal-double-standard

The irony of Bragg’s case is that Democrats are interfering with the 2024 election with allegations that Trump interfered with the 2016 election. And they are doing it right as the Republican House is investigating their interference in the 2020 election, when they colluded with Big Tech, the FBI and 51 dishonest former intelligence officials to censor The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story.

Trump railed about that election interference to supporters at Mar-a-Lago Tuesday night: “The FBI and DOJ in collusion with Twitter and Facebook, in order not to say anything bad about the Hunter Biden laptop from hell — which exposes the Biden family as criminals — which according to the pollsters would have made a 17-point difference in the election result.”

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Apr 15, 2023 10:24 AM

I haven’t given it much attention, but I assume that one of the agendas behind the twitter-files LARPery was to restore some alt-media credibility to Matt Taibbi.

https://web.archive.org/web/20061013093148/https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/11818067/the_low_post_the_hopeless_stupidity_of_911_conspiracies
Archived: Oct 13, 2006
THE LOW POST: I, Left Gatekeeper
Why the “9/11 Truth” movement makes the “Left Behind” sci-fi series read like Shakespeare
MATT TAIBBI

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/taibbi-vs-9-11-truth-round-two-234899
Taibbi vs. 9/11 Truth: Round Two
BY ROLLING STONE
OCTOBER 24, 2006
Don’t miss round two of Matt Taibbi’s series tackling the “9/11 Truth” crusaders. (See the first column here.) After the first column, you sent him a lifetime’s worth of hate mail. Some of you picketed his office, and one member challenged him to a fight in a restaurant. What’s next?

Rolling Stone links return 404 errors

Howard
Howard
Apr 15, 2023 4:35 PM

Matt Taibbi lost all credibility when his name became a household word. Anyone who’s allowed to enter the majority public’s imagination has been thoroughly vetted and certified by the (certified) psychos running the show.

fatalist
fatalist
Apr 15, 2023 8:55 AM

It seems to me that despite his obvious technocratic leanings, Musk has done more for the truth in the Twitter files than the entire alternative media. I literally don’t understand the limited hangout accusation. I assumed Hopkins was confused, believing that the non perfect nature of New Twitter represents a limited hangout.

The Twitter Files have exposed FBI interference in American society back to its inception. Something the controlled American corporate media has never (to my knowledge) addressed. The biggest being COINTELPRO which destroyed political opposition in America and brought down Nixon (Deep Throat was senior FBI official Mark Felt).

From the UK Guardian

“Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI ‘entrapment’ questioned

Critics say bureau is running a sting operation across America, targeting vulnerable people by luring them into fake terror plots”

SeamusPadraig
SeamusPadraig
Apr 15, 2023 3:22 PM
Reply to  fatalist

COINTELPRO is many decades old, and was first officially acknowledged at the Church Committee hearings back in the 70s, so no: that’s not news at this point. And since most of the Silicon Valley giants were first founded with Pentagon or In-Q-Tel (CIA) funds, the fact that they’re assets is not exactly news either.

Yes, I guess in theory, the idea that it’s now been ‘proven’ is nice, except that nothing will happen and the normies don’t care anyway, because they only care about what the MSM tell them to care about. It’s all so very frustrating …

Howard
Howard
Apr 15, 2023 4:42 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

Now if they’d had the good sense to assassinate Musk, everyone would have been convinced the Twitter Files were on the level.

But since he’s almost certainly a Cyborg, maybe they knew it was useless to try.

fatalist
fatalist
Apr 15, 2023 11:32 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

Sorry, that was badly edited. I know how old COINTELPRO is. I was simply saying that the FBI has been a society control mechanism for a very long time.

Musk did it. No one else. Of course Taibbi was brought on board to add credibility. To me he is a vastly over privileged frat boy who boasted about behaving badly to humans in Russia then retracted it when it didn’t go down well. I do somewhat admire him for getting a clear antisemitic trope (Goldman Sachs=vampire squid) accepted by the liberal media.

He told Musk he was employed by Substack and he had loyalty to them. In fact he was paid to join Substack which naturally confused Musk . Unfortunate,

Unlike Hopkins I have no time for corporate journalists although Greenwald and Taibbi breaking away from the mainstream changes things somewhat. Greenwald took huge amounts of NSA money for ‘The Intercept’. Can he ever be trusted again ?

‘Normies don’t care anyway’. More than that they will embrace the great reset like a tail wagging new puppy.

Derrick
Derrick
Apr 15, 2023 8:49 AM

Don’t take a long trip and walk into an old hotel where there is a memorial room to a once famous and beautiful actress. You might become infatuated with her, travel back in time to be with her and then die of loneliness after being snatched back to the present due to a present day coin you forgot to remove from one of the pockets in your costume waistcoat.

We need your insight. Don’t to that.

Vedex
Vedex
Apr 15, 2023 8:23 AM

The Conservatives are proper dodgy.
The steal..
U.K now gone full photo I.d on everything including voting, 1st time ever.
They’ve even gone and changed the ‘constitution line’s’ (areas of voting) to rigged it even more.
As usual the Alternate Media outlets have gone a sleep on the issue.

Shola
Shola
Apr 15, 2023 11:03 AM
Reply to  Vedex

It’s cute that you care so much about voting in a corrupt system and it gave me a giggle to see that you believe a particular party is the problem.

Your vote does not make any difference to the policies that will ultimately be enacted or discarded.

Put that cross in that box like a good citizen.

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Apr 15, 2023 2:40 PM
Reply to  Shola

Today’s voting system is an opportunity for the people to remove a corrupt gov’t and replace it with another.
Someone should run with the title ‘none of the above’. They’ll get my vote.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Apr 16, 2023 11:33 PM
Reply to  Peter Jennings

UK? We did that in the ’70’s that’s why there’s no record of it. Some of us are life long Peter…furthermore and very Important, you remain who you are and have nothing against Men & Women who do chose to Vote.

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Apr 17, 2023 6:29 PM
Reply to  Clive Williams

I don’t quite follow you. I have nothing against those who do not vote or even those who spoil their vote. I have done so on occasions when i felt it was necessary, and will do it again if i have to.
Spoiling your vote is much better than abstaining IMO.

kana
kana
Apr 15, 2023 7:01 AM

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try some time you just might find, you get what you need…i.e., Initiation Into The Esoteric: The End Of The World As You Know It

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Apr 15, 2023 6:55 AM

…- On point take, CJ…

…- Next Up: – Corporate Media forms posse to track down Discord ‘Pentagon docs’ ‘Leaker’ – Film at 11… – Blah, blah, blah, ‘chilling effect’, blah, blah, ‘national security’ threat neutralized, blah…

…- And *Here’s* why *That* particular story’s just another steaming pile of bullshit as well:…

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2023/04/larry-johnson-and-other-former-insiders-debunk-air-guardsman-as-pentagon-leaker-story-as-press-cheers-arrest.html

…- Christ! – I’m just gonna post this here, else Imma liable to go right on ahead and open up a major vein:…

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2023/04/larry-johnson-and-other-former-insiders-debunk-air-guardsman-as-pentagon-leaker-story-as-press-cheers-arrest.html

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Apr 15, 2023 6:57 AM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

…- Oops! – Duplicate link… – Here’s the one I meant to drop at the end there:…

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Apr 15, 2023 2:23 PM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

Groovy.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Apr 15, 2023 5:29 PM
Reply to  Pilgrim Shadow

…- Thx, Pilgrim… – *Still* holds up a whole quarter-century later… #ShirleySupremacy

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Apr 16, 2023 5:33 AM
Reply to  Sgt Oddball

My pleasure. All I’d ever heard from Bassey was Goldfinger and the other Bond themes.

This was a very pleasant surprise.

WorkingClassHero
WorkingClassHero
Apr 15, 2023 6:51 AM

Ah yes, Elon Musk. A bloke so fucking stupid he apparently took several jabs despite all the poor logic and has only recently discovered he may have been duped. At least that what we are being fed.

On the other hand, the bloke is a genius, a self made billionaire.

Hollywood has already covered this story with Foreest Gump. A half-wit who accidentally made money with anything he touched.

Sorry to disappoint, it’s all a chapter in the illusion folks. In fact, it all is. If you see it on tv, it’s there to shape your mind. If you read in on here, they are making sure you did not miss it. (repeater station)

wardropper
wardropper
Apr 15, 2023 1:34 PM

Yes.

Reminds me of a quip somebody made years ago. I like it:

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at who He gives it to”…

peterr osberg
peterr osberg
Apr 15, 2023 6:03 AM

Did you expect it on a platter, wrapped in a bow, the whole deal? yes an appetizer, a limited hangout, but the start of many threads. It really only counts if enough people sustain their interest and keep digging, To expect Elon to do it all, and to everyone’s satisfaction, is unrealistic. He has done something, and for that we can be grateful, and build on it

Koba
Koba
Apr 15, 2023 12:59 AM

The Muskovites are another very sad trend of modern day fanboy.

Thomas Frey
Thomas Frey
Apr 15, 2023 12:23 AM

Musk is, and always will be, a technocrat and in the clube that we ain’t in.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Apr 14, 2023 11:37 PM

I highly recommend the article by Jacob Seigel that CJ links to above (A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century).
To assert that the US is a totalitarian country is one thing, but to prove it via its own documents is quite another…

Howard
Howard
Apr 14, 2023 10:25 PM

So I don’t have to feel so bad that I totally ignored the Twitter Files silliness. I’m telling you: being cynical means never having to say you’re wrong.

Ort
Ort
Apr 14, 2023 10:22 PM

In March, Elon Musk tweeted: “I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat. Stakes are Ukraine.” I took this to be typical Musk whimsy, and it prompted this ad hominem observation on an Off-Guardian comments thread:

Mar 18, 2022 7:58 PM
Reply to Lizzyh7

I find Musk repellent, although I admit I haven’t bothered to “research” him; I think he just triggers my settled animus toward Big Tech “icons”, e.g. Bill Gates and the social-media poobahs.

My moderate Apple products-fan sister admired Steve Jobs, who also gave me the creeps.

Anyway, all this to say that whenever I see photos and thumbails of Musk, he always has this sardonic smirk plastered on his face– as if everything he says is, or more accurately might be, facetious or ironic.

He seems to bumptiously cultivate the image of The Rogue, or The Trickster. What will he say or do next? The world breathlessly awaits!
———————————————

Thus, I feel vindicated or validated.

The prospect of the “Twitter Files” being still another modified limited hangout was apparent from its inception.

As usual, optimists wearing Musk-colored glasses 🕶 imagined that intrepid contrarian Musk, perhaps determined to incarnate Ralph Nader’s fantasy of the nation being rescued or saved by a benevolent, conscientious “Super-Rich” magnate, was assembling a crack team of independent investigative journalists– super-muckrakers– who would pore over the trove of files and exhaustively disclose and analyze them without fear or favor.

Without cluttering this up with more prescient self-quotes, I (being one of those tiresome knee-jerk cynics) wondered if the Twitter Files would turn out like the Snowden documents trove. That debacle also involved a supposedly subversive Super-Rich guy, Pierre Omidyar, sponsoring a fearless, perspicacious investigative journalist, Glenn Greenwald; it also promised an exhaustive review with plenty of transparency.

In case anyone’s forgotten, that episode turned out to be a textbook modified limited hangout. Off the top of my head, I agree with Hopkins’ belief that, in contrast to the shady Omidyar (and Greenwald in this adventure), Musk may not have orchestrated or schemed all along to turn the Twitter Files into another maddening tease that would trail off with a series of whimpers instead of bangs. 💣

Even I couldn’t entirely resist hoping I was wrong, and that Musk would turn out to have redeeming qualities after all. Now I think it’s become obvious that Musk is principally narcissistically absorbed with his own insouciance, and relishes being a daily sensation who attracts admiring or concerned attention for its own sake.
________________________________________

Oh, and: “Matt Taibbi, who is currently attempting to enjoy a vacation at Disneyland with the wife and kids…

Perfect! 🏰 Good old Average White Guy Matt! Nice fella, but not exactly in the muckraker class of John Reed, Ida Tarbell, or Upton Sinclair. 🤨

judith
judith
Apr 15, 2023 12:43 PM
Reply to  Ort

Or Gary Webb, or Michael Hastings, or Danny Casolaro?

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Apr 14, 2023 9:56 PM

I don’t know, it seemed to be going OK until Taibbi got involved, and now look. They’re all moving on. Is that why Taibbi is at Disneyland, because he’s not a 9/11 Truther? And why didn’t he go to Disney World?

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Apr 14, 2023 9:20 PM

RE: photo of the article.

You can sense the bearer of that face is sick. Sick from exclusively owning that which is not needed, an aberration from nature’s perspective, and we are part of nature.

solemn
solemn
Apr 14, 2023 8:58 PM

*Remember folks, Musk took the second booster and “felt like I was dying” from it. The promoted smartest man in the world, Tony Stark incarnate, and he has taken four jabs?

He couldn’t figure out the jabs were dangerous back in the beginning, or that the whole thing was a project back to February 2020? We can be sure he got the memo, so all of this looks like more theater.

If you don’t think so, witness this: Musk says he was required to get the second booster to visit his own factory in Berlin. Does that sound believable? He should have told Germany to bite him and move his factory out of the country. That’s what he did in California, you know, so why not Germany? But it doesn’t matter, because I don’t believe the story to start with.
These rich families run the world, not state or national governments, so there is no way Musk would be taking orders from the German government. 

*AUTISM BY DESIGN res ipsa loquitur 

Its aimed at weak minded mental midgets who believe the started from a garage bolloxs.
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The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Apr 14, 2023 9:25 PM
Reply to  solemn

If that’s true and it makes sense, it’d be an argument against those who dream about bringing Capital to a time when it was small as the solution to our human predicament.

Thomas Frey
Thomas Frey
Apr 15, 2023 12:22 AM
Reply to  solemn

So starting in a garage is code for “started by a CIA puppet and secretly funded with tax cattle currency”?

DARPA deviated front that cover for Mark Fuckerberg, when they handed him LifeLog.

Mucho
Mucho
Apr 15, 2023 12:57 AM
Reply to  Thomas Frey

Bitcoin invented by a Japanese unknown. Yeah, sure it was.

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Apr 15, 2023 1:48 AM
Reply to  Thomas Frey

What solemn is saying is that to make it to billionnaire status in one lifetime requires golden spoon feeding during childhood, instead of the fairytale of anything is possible if you just try hard enough.

WorkingClassHero
WorkingClassHero
Apr 15, 2023 4:50 AM
Reply to  solemn

They and thousands of others all have the same rags to riches story. It gives one the idea that if you keep running on that treadmill you too may be the next. Keeps you turning up every Monday morning.

Make no mistake, if you ever did come up with such an idea they would squash you before it got going and rob the idea. All these corporations violate every privacy law ever written. Not to mention the anti competition laws.

All these companies are startups by the empire used to control you. They are usually started by people with crook noses. Racist? No, just an observation.

solemn
solemn
Apr 15, 2023 10:44 AM

Sold along side the fantasy, that anyone can be Prime Minister and President and anyone can become a Top Hollywierd actor/actress. 👁 
All you got to do is….. Work Hard Enough to achieve this. 💤 

Jim MCDonagh
Jim MCDonagh
Apr 14, 2023 8:36 PM

The revealing photo of Mr Musk that heads this article shows all there is to know about his nature and by extension those who consider his opinions worth hearing . A picture is indeed worth 10000 words. The moderators on this site who constantly emulate him with their unsolicited opinions should take heed !

kevx
kevx
Apr 14, 2023 7:59 PM

am i the only one who thinks that the twitter servers may be housing the huge CIA porn bust from the 90s? imo, that would make more sense regarding musks 1st published reaction to the Twitter files. I suspect that there was an insider pay to play plan that gave access to specially vetted purviews of the porn.

Stop The Prison Mentality
Stop The Prison Mentality
Apr 14, 2023 7:46 PM

Let’s be real here for a minute, at least.

Does anyone seriously believe that a corporation, such as his, can borrow money from the US taxpayer government like it does and not be on a leash.

The limited hangout was not Elon Musks, it was the same crowd as it always is.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Apr 15, 2023 5:10 PM

Money, what on earth are you lot talking about,. Limited..what? and of course as always…targeting who oh,.. Mr Musk.
And what language does this Man speak, well, obvious..Yours.
You don’t get it. You’ll never get it come on down.

Jonas Carling
Jonas Carling
Apr 14, 2023 6:52 PM

Question for CJ Hopkins: why on earth are you still on Twitter? And why do the Twitter Files matter to you that much (if you knew from day 1 that It would be a limited hangout)?

MehNotGreat
MehNotGreat
Apr 14, 2023 7:56 PM
Reply to  Jonas Carling

He wishes to Go back to a few years ago when twitter was this freedom tool, helping the poor north africans to free themselves in the Arab Spring and the left was against “theman”;instead of the shocktroop.

Of course none of that was ever true, but it doesn’t stop him pining for that time.

fatalist
fatalist
Apr 15, 2023 12:14 AM
Reply to  Jonas Carling

Hopkins has had tags added to his posts warning it is adult content and other such things. He lives in Germany so he will know better than me that Germans don’t enjoy being directly compared with Nazis which he has done a number of times.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Apr 15, 2023 11:01 PM
Reply to  fatalist

“It’s not nice being a Party if your member doesn’t fit in”.

fatalist
fatalist
Apr 15, 2023 12:18 AM
Reply to  Jonas Carling

There seems to be a local aspect to Twitter moderation. I was permanently banned twice for comments about the Scottish National Party. It is the only time I have ever been in serious trouble.

There is a way out of a permanent ban. It’s easy but counter intuitive.

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Apr 15, 2023 4:03 AM
Reply to  fatalist

“Scottish National Party.”

There’s an oxymoron for you.

DannyO
DannyO
Apr 15, 2023 8:27 AM
Reply to  Pilgrim Shadow

There’s a whole fucking bunch of morons for you!  😎 

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Apr 15, 2023 9:40 PM
Reply to  Jonas Carling

In practice its just a managerial transgendist linquist soft inner cell platform. If you overindugle reduces your functioning capacity leaving an opening for suggestive brain impulse manipulation. The Limit..is down to the individual (s). hang-out,..is Monolithic for want of a Word.
If you don’t believe you are Not A Robot. Chances you already are…robotic.
Congrats.
Do what you usually do. Start a Movement to label it with a Government Public Health warning.
Idiots.

Ron Marr
Ron Marr
Apr 14, 2023 6:36 PM

Just starting ‘Zone 23’ . So far it’s kind of Kurt Vonniget, Hemingway, Colin Wilson ish. But, you have your own style. It moves quickly with many tidbits of truth that you don’t claim. I like that and look forward to my daily read.
Musk is a technocrat. Technocrats have no respect for humans. They would like one to believe they can create a better human. That’s totally impossible for we are from the source of all knowing and all possibility. Just think when we remember…remember?

CJ Hopkins
CJ Hopkins
Apr 14, 2023 8:14 PM
Reply to  Ron Marr

Vonnegut definitely one of my major influences … I hope you enjoy the rest of it!

Jim MCDonagh
Jim MCDonagh
Apr 14, 2023 8:40 PM
Reply to  Ron Marr

Mr Musk is a South African oligarch and a believer in Apartheid,whose families fortune was made off the backs of African slaves.

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Apr 14, 2023 9:22 PM
Reply to  Ron Marr

Zone 23 is completely f’ckin weird, and I read it before all this recent shit kicked off…Dunno if CJ has done it on stage yet, but I did see Animal Farm done at The Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, and CJ’s stuff is in the same order of brilliance, if you like his kind of stuff. A nice warm up is John Hurt in 1984

I think all these authors, writers, actors and the stage crew with lighting and dramatic effects, were pretty much on point, even more than 50 years ago…

You can of course go and see a movie in the cinema…

But you can’t beat a live production in a small theatre

Just after we moved to London, we went to see a Clockwork Orange at the Man in The Moon Theatre…

The actors came off stage,into the audience and scared the shit out of both of us..

I doubt such things are allowed now.

The “snowflakes” would have a heart attack, even if they haven’t been jabbed.

It’s only a Play

Tony

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Apr 16, 2023 12:23 AM
Reply to  tonyopmoc

Your a freelance dismissive bonzo who’d look better wearing a straight jacket in an Asylum imo.
An ” I once went fishing on the River Trent, and only caught a tadpole” fucking idiot.

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Apr 16, 2023 3:04 AM
Reply to  Clive Williams

never done freelance, or if I did, never got paid for it

MehNotGreat
MehNotGreat
Apr 14, 2023 6:34 PM

Here’s to hoping that CJ one day learns that freedom per se is not a value and cannot be the foundation of a society.

He cheers on the destruction of such “tyrannies” as Religion and Authority by Capitalism, but complains it has gone too far.

What everyone needs to understand, os that freedom per se is meaningless. You must be free from SOMETHING, I for one like to be free from immorality and sin, while most want to be free from constraint on their actions, no matter how immoral or sinful. Thus calls to freedom are equivocal and will always lead to disaster.

Anywsy, CJ, good luck finding “real” lefties that Will fight GloboCap, as you call It, the revolutionary train never stops and that golden age of the left that you love is gone will never come back. The progressive of yesterday often becomes the conservative of tomorrow, but until you repudiate revolution as a concept you will never truly be able to combat It, and you will be discarded by It, because the revolutionary stage that you defend is already pasta, so now you’re useless to It.

Cheers!

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Apr 14, 2023 6:51 PM
Reply to  MehNotGreat

I’ve always found this an interesting perspective on Freedom.

https://www.summerhillschool.co.uk/freedom-not-licence

MehNotGreat
MehNotGreat
Apr 14, 2023 7:07 PM
Reply to  Pilgrim Shadow

Hence it’s an equivocate term. Most people today wouldn’t even understand what you mean by “freedom, not license.” Só it doesn’t help to shout “freedom!” When some understand “freedom to twirl my penis like a helicopter in front of children in the pride parade” while you mean “freedom without license.”

Heck, I don’t even know what you believe to be licentious or not, so not even that is that helpful. For all I know, you might think homossexual relations aren’t inherently licentious, thus okay if it’s within a stable relationship. I do not.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Apr 14, 2023 8:01 PM
Reply to  MehNotGreat

So Meh, you have read the book, right?

MehNotGreat
MehNotGreat
Apr 14, 2023 8:15 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

Wait, I read the article, was there a book to read for the assignment?

Jim MCDonagh
Jim MCDonagh
Apr 14, 2023 8:48 PM
Reply to  MehNotGreat

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose !” moaned Janis Joplin , who then permanently ‘freed” herself in the Hotel California half a century ago . .

judith
judith
Apr 15, 2023 12:49 PM
Reply to  Jim MCDonagh

Or somebody “freed” her.

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 14, 2023 9:04 PM
Reply to  MehNotGreat

I think most of us want to be free from poverty, exploitation, terrorism and degradation. Who cares about anything else (unless you have reached a level of affluence – as most of us in the West have – that we forget these basic horrors). And as for “progressives” and “conservatives”, covid taught us that these were just noises used as propagands. Strictly speaking you could say everyone is naturally conservative in that they have to fit into the world they are born into. And who can be arsed with a revolution? But then again no-one wants to be shat on. And that’s where we are.

Howard
Howard
Apr 15, 2023 3:09 AM
Reply to  MehNotGreat

You’re pretty much beating a dead horse. There’s no such thing as “freedom” no matter what – not freedom “for” something or “from” something or anything else.

Here’s absolute freedom: getting to pick whether you wish to live forever or just for, say, a thousand year, then calling it quits. Now that’s freedom. If you ain’t got that, you ain’t got shit.

So the most anyone can hope for is to avoid as much misery as possible. Which is why I try never to look at pictures of Elon Musk. He looks too much like a robot.

wardropper
wardropper
Apr 15, 2023 1:32 PM
Reply to  Howard

There you go Howard.
You can see that if it walks like a robot, talks like a robot…
The ability to see that comes from freedom, even if the ‘authorities’ would like to ban us from actually saying so.

The thought of living for even a thousand years with that Musk face all over the media would make our standard 3-score years and ten without him seem to me like the most stunning luxury.
In any case I reckon living as long as possible in an extremely perishable body is an overrated goal. From where I stand, freedom looks to be an inner matter, not an outer one.

Duckman
Duckman
Apr 14, 2023 6:31 PM

in a similar vein i have spent the week trying to work out what the apparent disclosure from america of “yes we do do chemtrails and have been doing so for some time”

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/no-more-conspiracy-theory-they-admit-using-chemtrails

and the “we are putting mrna vax in your food” line have in common.

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/pork-merck-mrna-livestock-vaccine-cola/

so? what do they have in common? they try to give the impression that “resistance is futile, we have you covered every which”

which given the whole rigmarol over stage III trials (animal trials) which the jibby jabby had failed it seems somewhat stretching the truth to suggest its been used since 2018….

so? as we are again reminded that “resistance is deffinitely not futile” we must deduce that yet again things are not going quite so well at satancorp.plc.org

when your enenmy suggests its a done deal then clearly things aint quite so

Howard
Howard
Apr 15, 2023 3:13 AM
Reply to  Duckman

Resistance is not futile. But getting the majority of people – especially in America – to notice much of anything, be it chemtrails or mRNA laced burgers, IS futile.

Jos
Jos
Apr 15, 2023 9:40 AM
Reply to  Howard

Also true for the UK but doesn’t stop us trying. Even if no one listens, you’ve said what you needed to say.