Professor Punishes Students’ Freedom of Speech – What Would You Do?




Freedom of Speech

Another week, another freedom of speech related controversy.

The OC Register provides a summary of the event: 

“An Orange Coast College student who secretly videotaped his instructor making anti-Trump statements was suspended from school and told to write a letter of apology as well as a three-page essay about the incident.

The college suspended Caleb O’Neil for the current semester and the summer term, saying he violated a Coast Community College District policy prohibiting recording someone on district property without that person’s consent.”Again, a conservative has been silenced. Have you begun to recognize a pattern by now?

Meanwhile, a radical professor seems free to make claims such as “it is an act of terrorism” to have voted for one political candidate over the other.   And she argues as a result we are “back to being in a civil war”. She even went so far as to say those “leading the assault are among us”. This implies that voting for a particular political candidate makes one a terrorist. As of the time of this writing, she has not faced any consequences whatsoever.

Inappropriate Context

Keep in mind that this all happened during a course on “human sexuality”.  Speculating on what motivated this rant, during this class, is not my place.  Although, doing so might lead to very entertaining conclusions (dear writers at The Onion – here’s some prime material for you).

So what happened to this innocent student as a result of taping a portion of this bizarre lecture on “human sexuality”? As mentioned above, he was suspended for the entire semester and into the summer. He also has to write a letter of apology and a three-page essay.

Does the teacher have to apologize to conservatives in her class whom she might have horrified with her radical rant? It seems that’s not a consideration.

By the way, the student recorded the rant for the very reason that he was scared of what might happen if someone found out he was a conservative.

We have entered an era where a college student can’t help but wonder, “Is this crazy person going to lash out at me or bump my grade down if she finds out I don’t agree with her radical statements?”    

As a result, he recorded part of the lecture, not so he could post it online, but to bring it to the attention of the campus administration. Students posted the video online only after the administration failed to act:

“O’Neil took the video to leaders from the school’s College Republicans, who, joined by attorney Shawn Steel, complained to the campus administration. A week later, saying they were frustrated that the administration had not acted on their concerns of a teacher using her  classroom as a bully pulpit, the campus Republicans posted video clips online, where they quickly became national news.”

 Of course, no one on campus reacted to such statements. They agreed with the whole of the teacher’s rant, more than likely.

As a result, little recourse remains for a student placed in such a situation. He was faced with the choices to either make the video public or continue to be silenced and live in fear. William Becker, O’Neil’s attorney for this case, explained the situation quite well:

“This is an attack by leftists in academia to protect the expressive rights of their radical instructors at the expense of the expressive rights of conservative students on campus,” said Becker, president of Freedom X, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving religious and conservative freedom of expression. 

A host of recent instances similar to this one might fit the same statement. Take for example the raging protests against now former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos.

In addition, it speaks volumes that an organization such as “Freedom X” even needs to exist in the first place.

Constitution Under Continued Attack

We already have something dedicated to preserving religious rights and freedom of expression. It has existed for over two centuries.  The Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights serves this purpose.

Yet decades of social engineering and indoctrination have chipped-away at all aspects of the document that first made America great. Once a shining beacon of liberty and prosperity, America has now been reduced to a squabble of bickering children.

All this fighting only distracts us from bigger issues that affect us all. This fury ought to be directed, for example, at central bankers hell-bent on impoverishing nations through devaluation of central bank-issued fiat currencies. Or in the case of the European Union, impoverishing an entire continent at once by putting it under the control of a single central bank and currency.

Dangerous Ideas

We must do everything necessary to maintain what little freedoms we have left. Do not allow those who practice intolerance in the name of tolerance to silence you.

We must stop the association of populism with terrorism.  it’s already legal in America to imprison anyone suspected of terrorism without proof or trial.  Therefore, there can be few ideas more dangerous than this.

All in all, college campuses appear to be stifling freedom of speech more than nurturing it. True, filming a professor during a lecture is against the rules.  However, this professor was not lecturing at all. She was ranting – on an inappropriate topic, in a dangerous way. Outrageous assertions, like suggesting that an election was an act of terror, belong on a blog or social media site. Not in a college lecture regarding human sexuality.  One ought to be free to make such assertions, but not in a context where it threatens another’s expression.

It becomes difficult to discern who has the right to freedom of expression when one’s right silences another’s.

What do you think? Was the professor out of line?  What would you do in such a situation?

Should the student have been suspended? Should they both be tried for terrorism?

Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

 

 

Protest Against Breitbart Editor Heralds the End of Freedom of Speech

“I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. – Voltaire

The timeless words of Voltaire have been lost on today’s populace.

It seems people prefer to riot, vandalize, and set things on fire rather than allow someone to express an opposing viewpoint.

Last week, Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to give a speech at the University of California at Berkeley. His speech wound up being canceled due to widespread rioting and violence.

People were smashing windows, setting fires, and throwing fireworks at police. What a way to fight against violence!

Outside Agitators

It’s important to note that many of these protestors were not students at UC Berkeley.   One can discern that much by the ninja-like apparel they were wearing. Dressed in all black with black bandanas or masks around their faces, these people incited violence on a magnificent scale. Who knows if they were paid provocateurs or just anarchists looking for a good time? Both scenarios seem plausible.

The following comes from ABC: 

“…But officials said it was a smaller group of protesters dressed in black and in hooded sweatshirts that showed up as night fell to break windows with metal barricades, throw smoke bombs and flares and start a large bonfire outside the building with a diesel generator.

“This was a group of agitators who were masked up, throwing rocks, commercial grade fireworks and Molotov cocktails at officers,” said UC Berkeley Police Chief Margo Bennet.

Bennet said police determined at that point they couldn’t guarantee security, canceled the event and evacuated Yiannopoulos from the building.”

All this was done in the name of preventing “hate speech”, on the grounds that it might incite violence. And get this – Yiannopoulos’ speech was supposed to be about the very topic of violent protestors shutting out alternative viewpoints and silencing freedom of speech.

One can almost taste the irony and hypocrisy.

What’s most disgusting about this demonstration of hatred and intolerance is that it was rewarded. The speech had to be cancelled because of the violence. The message was clear: throw a temper tantrum, mix in some provocateurs, and you can silence anyone you want.

President Trump weighed in on the night’s events with the following Tweet:

“If U.C Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?

According to Breitbart, UC Berkeley receives almost half of all its funding from the federal government. So Trump’s threat, if more than mere rhetoric (doubtful), would be quite a serious one, having severe ramifications upon the operations of the university.

Although the violence that led to the cancellation of the speech seems to have been induced by outside agitators, at least in part, it still speaks to the sad state of freedom of speech in America that college students would have any part in such a thing.

From free speech areas to safe spaces

When I was in college (not many years ago), there was a “free speech area” on campus. People used this space for all kinds of things ranging from musical performances, promoting political ideas, advertising businesses, playing music and dancing, or ranting on a PA about some topic no one really cared about. Even religious fanatics would come on campus preaching their ideas to a less than receptive audience.

No one threw a fit about it. No violence or protests ever ensued. For the most part, people either listened or walked away. It was that simple.

While some people ridiculed the idea of a so-called “free speech area” on the grounds that all areas ought to be designated as such under the constitution, in retrospect that criticism pales in comparison to what has been happening as of late.

Instead of free speech zones, campuses now have “safe spaces”. These can be seen as the polar opposite of a free speech zone. It seems some students have grown so sensitive to opposing viewpoints that they cannot tolerate even entertaining thoughts that counter their own.

It’s as if, when encountered by someone such as a religious fanatic, instead of walking away, people now either break down and cry or respond with violence.

And when a speaker some people don’t like comes to campus, a violent riot ensues. In the past, people who didn’t want to hear someone just wouldn’t attend the speech. Perhaps they’d encourage others to do the same. Why does that option no longer occur to people in certain instances?

I have inkling as to why.

Indoctrinating Intolerance

If you listen to the enraged screaming of violent rioters, the same theme often comes up regarding why they just cannot let someone speak.

They say that misogynistic, racist, homophobic, etc. speech cannot be allowed. They argue this on the grounds that it might incite violence. The very kind of violence they engage in and promote against those they say will cause such violence.

This kind of behavior has come about as a direct result of the radical feminist brainwashing machine. Indoctrination on college campuses has been happening for years. And it seems to have reached a peak as of late. (See The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say)

This school of thought promotes hatred against so-called “privileged” members of society. For the most part, that includes white heterosexual males.  Hatred must not be tolerated. When it comes to white males, however, hatred is not only tolerated but also justified, righteous, and even necessary.

The hatred stems from beliefs about patriarchal hegemony. Entire books exist on the subject. Yet distilled to its purest essence, it can be seen as the idea that all of society’s injustices stem from imperceptible privilege that allows certain people power, thereby marginalizing others. These people are men, but not gay or minority men.

If inequality and injustice arise from a single group of people, what solution exists?

The answer involves a single word: genocide.

Yes, there are radical feminists out there who advocate for genocide of all white males. And even if they did not, the logical progression of this idea system cannot lead anywhere else.

It’s flawless logic from the perspective of such ideology. Get rid of white males, and society will become equal, harmonious, peaceful, and magical.

This general concept has been repeated throughout history.  It progresses from the scapegoating of one segment of the population.  While details differ, the general process looks like this: 1) All of society’s problems fall upon one specific group. 2) This group gets perceived as having all power. 3) Envy ensues, leading to rage and hatred. 4) Hatred gives way to silencing (the step we are at now). 5) Silencing then increases, either to marginalization or genocide.

Distraction Epidemic

One would think that with labor force participation rates near forty-year lows, national debt including unfunded liabilities exceeding $200 trillion, central banks impoverishing the world, and issues such as geoengineering destroying the entire planet,  we’d be able to stop fighting and focus on issues that affect us all.

Yet as long as education focuses on indoctrination, and mainstream news focuses on division, there will never be solutions to the direst issues that have a detrimental impact upon everyone. Most will never even think about such issues.

In short, hateful rhetoric inspires reprehensible behavior. When freedom of speech becomes silenced, the group doing the silencing become perpetuators of the exact type of hegemony they claim to be rallying against.

What do you think? Is it okay to shut down another’s scheduled speech because you disagree with them? Have we as a society become so obsessed with tolerance that we have become intolerant? And does rhetoric perceived as violent deserve to be silenced with actual violence?

Leave your thoughts regarding the current state of freedom of speech in a comment below.

 

The Rise of Bitcoin and its Meaning of Freedom for Finance




 

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Bitcoin may be the most significant technological invention of the twenty-first century. While I won’t go into excessive detail about what it is and how it works here, I will summarize its key characteristics, recent revelations, and attempt to explain why they have proven to be so revolutionary. Crypto currency has tremendous implications for the meaning of freedom.

 

The basics

Bitcoin is a new form of digital currency known as crypto currency. A computer programmer using the pseudo name “Satoshi Nakamoto” invented it around 2009. This form of digital money can be divided up and sent anywhere in the world in the absence of a third-party (such as a bank or PayPal). It cannot be created by fiat means (central banks create traditional currency out of thin air to no end), and must be “mined” using sophisticated computer hardware to solve complex algorithms. The difficulty of mining a coin rises exponentially as time goes on. The currency payment system works using a decentralized peer-to-peer network with which “miners” are incentivized to facilitate transactions by being awarded with new coins.

This means that no central hub or server needs to exist. A fully distributed, efficiently functioning, decentralized financial network has been created for the first time in history. For more on the mathematics and hard science of bitcoin, see the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper here. 

The following 5-minute YouTube video also provides brief analysis by such titans of business as Richard Branson and Bill gates, among others.

While one ought to ignore the extravagant price projections, listening to what the experts in this video have to say may be enlightening. They provide a good summary of key points for those unfamiliar with this development.

While many people may still be unaware of the technical aspects of crypto currency, it has begun to work its way into the mainstream. With each passing day, it becomes more and more recognized as a legitimate store of value and convenient medium of exchange. So, you may be wondering, how does one acquire bitcoin, and what can it be used for? The answers to such questions are legion.

Uses and Acquisition

Bitcoin ATMs have already sprung up in many places. In fact, there are a total of 552 BTC ATMs in America, a full index of which can be seen here. Large merchants such as Expedia.com and Overstock.com accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. Many online precious metals dealers also accept Bitcoin in exchange for copper, silver, gold, and platinum. The number of businesses accepting bitcoin and other alternative crypto currencies as payment continues to grow.

Upon gaining more widespread acceptance and legitimacy, Bitcoin has begun to boom. A year ago (January 2016), its market cap was under $7 billion. Today (January 2017), it has risen to over $12 billion, at some points reaching as high as $16 billion. While some financial commentators note that this overall market cap pales in comparison to most traditional financial markets, they tend to overlook the pace at which it has risen. If this pace were to continue, it would place bitcoin in contention with many other financial assets in short order. Some say this has already begun.

Rapid Rise

This rapid increase in value can be attributed in large part to the ongoing instability of geopolitical events over the last year. It began with Brexit (Great Britain choosing to leave the European Union), accelerated with the election of Donald Trump, and really took off into the stratosphere with the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan.

Indeed, the Chinese are responsible for the bulk of bitcoin investing and trading. Chinese trading accounts for somewhere around 90% of all the bitcoin traded in the world. The Chinese are the biggest investors in the crypto currency sector. So often, when there are big moves, it can be attributed to something they are doing.

Seeing their native currency depreciate rapidly, Chinese buyers may be the largest factor in finally pushing bitcoin prices beyond the psychologically important $1,000 mark. 

Of course, crypto currency being notoriously volatile, the price quickly retreated back to the $900 range. This kind of steep correction often follows a quick spike upwards. Still, bitcoin continues to become more stable with time. At the time of publishing, the price stands at about $810 per bitcoin.

For some historical perspective, it’s worth noting that over the past year, bitcoin has still risen over 100% percent relative to the US dollar, and almost 15% over the past month, even after the sharp decline from its recent peak. Going back even further, again looking at values in USD, the value has risen over 350% in the past two years, and over 1,200% in the past four years! Astonishingly, bitcoin has soared approximately 7,500% since its inception back in 2009.

During the year of 2015, bitcoin became the best-performing asset in the entire world.  And while it’s not certain yet, it looks as if it may enjoy that same status for the year of 2016 as well.

Summary

In short, crypto currency allows people to become their own banks, as it requires no third-party for transactions. This amounts to a huge advancement for individual liberty and brings the meaning of freedom into new realms for personal finance. The value of a digital commodity that cannot be created by fiat cannot be overstated.

As mining coins becomes more difficult, they become more and more scarce as a digital commodity. The most noteworthy aspects of this whole thing involve the following: 1) for the first time, a real digital commodity has been created – something that cannot be created by fiat, and 2) an online medium of exchange not requiring a third party now exists. Entire books could be written on the magnificence and significance of this.

If you’re interesting in getting into the crypto currency sector, engage in your own meticulous research before doing so. The legendary investor Warren Buffet has been known for stating that one of his biggest keys to success has been never investing in something he doesn’t understand.

Should you decide crypto currency might be for you, the best options include US-based exchange Coinbase and local bitcoin ATMs. Look into a BTC ATM in your area, or learn more about Coinbase, the largest exchange and online-hosted wallet for digital currency.

What do you think? Does the idea of owning your own money (rather than entrusting it to a bank) appeal to you? Does the ability to conduct secure financial transactions, without a third party and with almost zero fees, sound intriguing? How do you see this impacting the meaning of freedom, from a financial perspective? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

 

 

Five Reasons why the “Russian Hacking” meme doesn’t hold weight

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“Russian hackers” and “propaganda” being used as excuse to threaten freedom of speech

By now, everyone has heard of this infamous, anonymous “Russian hacker” who has infiltrated USA elections.  And somehow, under the direction of Putin himself, this person or group allegedly elected Donald Trump to the presidency.  If true, this would have dire implications for the meaning of freedom in our elections.

In case the absurdity of this accusation isn’t apparent, allow me to articulate the reasons why it holds no weight whatsoever.  Following the evidence in this article, (or rather, lack thereof) one will begin to question how anyone buys into this hysterical fabrication against Russia.

  • Denial by Julian Assange.

As the story goes, Russia somehow leaked the DNC hacks to Wikileaks, while keeping the RNC leaks under wraps.  The only problem with this story is that Assange himself has stated that the leaks came from directly within the DNC itself, not Russia.  Russia had nothing to do with it. Neither did Putin.  According to Assange:

“The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange told the Australian broadcaster as part of a 25-minute John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films.

In addition to this, there are also several experts who explain why these assertions do not align with reality.

  • Analysis by William Binney

For those unaware, William Binney designed the NSA’s surveillance system. He left the NSA due to ethical concerns about what bulk data collection meant for freedom, another in-depth subject not to be covered here. In short, Binney finds it ridiculous that the Russians had any involvement in the DNC hacks.  He points out that there is no evidence for this claim:

“This is a big mistake, another WMD or Tonkin Gulf affair that’s being created until they have absolute proof” of Russian complicity in the DNC hacks, he charged during a Newsweek interview. He noted that after the Kremlin denied complicity in the downing of a Korean Airlines flight in 1983, the U.S. “exposed the conversations where [Russian pilots] were ordered to shoot it down.” Obama officials “have the evidence now” of who hacked the DNC, he charged. “So let’s see it, guys.“

As it turns out, Binney is not the only expert questioning these far-fetched accusations.

 

  • John Mcafee statements

John Mcafee created one of the world’s premier anti-virus software systems. He also ran for the Libertarian Party’s candidacy in 2016. Again, here we have another example of a cyber security expert calling out the Obama administration on its utter fabrication. With regard to the FBI Joint Analysis Report:

“McAfee argues that the report is a “fallacy,” explaining that hackers can fake their location, their language, and any markers that could lead back to them. Any hacker who had the skills to hack into the DNC would also be able to hide their tracks, he said

“If I was the Chinese and I wanted to make it look like the Russians did it, I would use Russian language within the code, I would use Russian techniques of breaking into the organization,” McAfee said, adding that, in the end, “there simply is no way to assign a source for any attack.”

 So we see that the very basis of the “Russia did it” meme cannot be true under any circumstances. There exists no possible way of knowing the Russians did it. Understanding the fallacy behind this idea leads one to the question: why now?

  • Suspicious Timing of the Accusations

One simple question arises out of all this: why has it only come to light now? Of course, the suggestion was brought up during the campaign that so-called “Russian hackers” MAY, at some point, possibly “hack the election”, whatever that means. And as to be expected, with this narrative implanted in the matrix, it was then seized upon once Trump emerged victorious. What a convenient excuse for the failed campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Consider this – if it was known that someone may “hack the election”, why were precautions not taken to ensure it wouldn’t happen? Why has this only come out after Trump won? So many things do not add up here.

Not only does the entire idea make zero sense whatsoever, but no evidence has ever been presented that could possibly lead one to believe it.

  • Lack of Evidence

Of all the reasons not to believe this Russian hacking conspiracy, this one is the simplest and most obvious. Not a single shred of evidence has been conjured to back these baseless accusations. Not one. Absolutely nothing. The only thing that even comes close involve some shadowy, vague reports from intelligence agencies suggesting that it might have been Russians, but they really can’t say for sure, and have no concrete evidence. This ought to be a red flag. And as stated earlier, these reports have come under question by experts who highlight the fallacious nature of the statements made.

All in all, this conspiracy theory has to be one of the craziest ever concocted by mainstream fake news media. In addition, the fact that this has been used to justify cracking down on so-called “Russian propaganda” has serious implications for the meaning of freedom of speech. Now anyone who presents a viewpoint contrary to the establishment narrative may be labeled a Russian agent, and therefore censored.  While that may sound hyperbolic, Orwellian legislation has already been passed to just this end.

This begs the question, will the author of this article be branded as such? Am I indeed an “agent of Russia”? Did Putin himself force me to write this article? And, most importantly, does this justify censoring my views and writings?

I encourage the reader to question and research this fake news.

What do you think? Are Russians responsible for the election of Donald Trump? Even if this hacking accusation were true, does it justify curtailing freedom of speech? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

Market Optimism Reaches Record Highs – Crash in the Cards?




When market optimism reaches dangerous heights,  it typically signifies one thing: a crash will be in the cards in the not too distant future. Many indications exist that we have begun to approach the point of peak optimism. Both technical market indicators as well as sentiment seem to be alluding to the possibility of a long-overdue crash being in the near future. For example, stocks have only been this high by historical terms just before previous financial bubbles have burst.
You may have heard this before. In fact, if you read so-called “alternative news” (aka ‘fake’ news) you have heard this meme literally hundreds of times over the last eight years or so.
Yet now, more than ever before, circumstances have primed the financial world for a collapse of epic proportions. It now seems all but certain that sometime during the Trump presidency, we will witness this financial failure.
Make no mistake – this has been a long, long time in the making. Trillions of currency units created out of thin air, and many billions of monetized financial assets later, the stars have finally begun to align in such a way that signifies that time may be running out.
There’s no telling how big this bubble will be blown before it bursts. As host of The Keiser Report, Max Keiser has said, there’s no reason the Dow can’t go to 40,000. There will always be a higher number.
Yet money printing will not always be a solution. Even with trillions created and pumped into the system, the world economy has only been growing sluggishly for the past eight years. The same solution will not work next time around.
According to insider analyst Jim Rickards in his new book, Road to Ruin: The Elites’ Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, the elite have already begun preparing for the coming crisis. The Bank of International Settlements warned them as far back as 2014. And they plan to pursue a different strategy this time around.
In short, the financial system will be frozen, and people will not have access to their financial assets. Bank accounts, mutual funds, bonds, stocks, everything…it will all be out of reach. This way, contagion will never have time to spread. In order to solve the problems, a global currency and system will be introduced. The powers that be want to control everything and everyone.
What ways can one prepare for this? There are many, yet a few of the most important involve owning physical silver/gold and virtual bitcoin. Both will serve as hedges against devaluation of fiat currency. While the big banks have been prosecuted for massive manipulation of precious metals markets, bitcoin has been the canary in the coal mine for the collapse of fiat money.  It has recently reached record market capitalization, seeing billions flow into it in a matter of weeks.
What will you do? Sit back and watch as the stage gets set for world financial domination? Or take efforts to insulate yourself and inform others?
Leave your thoughts in a comment below. Is the recent optimism misguided?

War on Cash Escalates, Threatens Freedom & Liberty (part 1)




 

Do you use cash to pay for things? If so, it may only be a matter of time before you can no longer do so.

With each passing day, our society moves closer and closer to a cashless one. And that has very dire consequences for our personal freedom and sovereignty.

The right to have control over one’s currency must be considered paramount. Those currency units represent the amount of time it takes to earn them. In effect, they represent little pieces of one’s life. Currency equals life.

Now, imagine being denied the right to do with your life as you see fit. Imagine it being under the control of government and banks. Most people cannot imagine this. Yet it has been happening, and will continue unabated if the banks have their way.

Several countries have recently made startling moves toward a cashless society. The pace at which this agenda appears to be moving forward looks surprising to say the least.
India, for example, has seen the war on cash come to its doors. Its government recently banned high-denomination bank notes (see here) 

In this latest development on what has been termed “the war on cash”, absolute chaos has ensued. People have been waiting in lines that stretch across entire city blocks just to exchange their cash for smaller notes they can spend. Just take a look at this short Youtube clip:

In South Korea, the government has decided to eliminate coins altogether, openly declaring the move to be one toward a “cashless society”.

In fact, a whole list of countries exists that have already made significant move towards a cashless society. They remain one step away from total monetary control over their citizens lives.

The war on cash has many far-reaching implications and appears to be part of a larger plan by global central banks to centralize all capital under a single digital domain. This allows for greater control, increased scrutiny over transactions, and total elimination of any personal financial privacy. As we move towards a cashless society, our freedom diminishes.

As our freedom diminishes, so too does our prosperity. America became the most prosperous nation in history because it began as the freest. Now it seems as though everyday brings with it a new deterioration of those freedoms.

Anyone with a conscience cannot stand idly by and watch as a concerted effort by politicians, financiers, bankers, and oligarchs pushes us onward toward serfdom.
Take a stand and fight back in this war on cash, by committing to use cash to pay for goods and services whenever possible.

What will you do? Sit back as your liberties get chiseled away, or make any attempt possible to delay this system of control being forced upon us all by globalists and bankers?

Leave a comment below regarding your thoughts.

Media Madness, Mind-Control, Mainstream Losing Credibility




 

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Mainstream media has lost all credibility in the eyes of the people. After relentlessly attacking Trump while downplaying the criminal activity of Clinton, many more people now see the bias inherent in coverage provided by the big networks.

Other sources of information

So where will people turn for their news? Many alternative sources exist online. They have collectively become known as the “alt-media”, and they claim to be an alternative to mainstream news sources.

While much value can be found in such sources, a bias exists there as well, albeit bias of a different nature. One will typically find fear mongering among this media, some of which even goes so far as to be labeled “doom porn”. The reference implies that some people get off on reading about the impending destruction of the world.

Some sites, such as Infowars.com, are more prone to this type of information (or disinformation) than others. Zerohedge.com, for example, has a generally upstanding reputation for being a respectable website for financial news. Yet even there, one can find substantial amounts of “doom porn”, with comments on certain articles even alluding to such a thing.

Mind-Control

In the case of Infowars.com, an attempt is made to make certain truths appear crazy by mixing them in with bits of obvious disinformation and hysteria. In addition, some have even claimed this to be a fear-based mind control program, one designed to get people to revolt. Their reaction can then be used to discredit and demonize those who hold similar views.

The fear-based mind control works with two components: a fear loop and a hope loop. The fear loop gets one to perceive an evil “out there” that becomes responsible for all of one’s problems and all of the world’s injustices. The hope loop then places the solution or answers to the problems on a certain individual or group who can “change things”. This combination makes the individual likely to lose sight of their sense of self and get lost in the grim realities, the fear, the paranoia, the hollow calls to action. Those who act out tend to do so in violent or aggressive ways, reinforcing a certain perception about anyone who sees similar realities.

The classic example of this involves the term “conspiracy theory”. This term gets used often to discredit anyone who dares question the official narrative of anything. Ask even the simplest question about, or provide simple objective evidence to the contrary of any such narrative, and one gets labeled a paranoid conspiracy theorist. [The words paranoid and conspiracy have been cemented in the minds of the masses as shut-off valves for the flow of information.  Associate either word with a particular subject or narrative, and all thinking shuts down.]

Bias Exists Everywhere

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In short, be aware of the bias inherent in all news sources. Know that some are more biased than others. Russia Today (RT), for example, exhibits certain pro-Russian biases yet has substantially less censorship and overall bias than most other big news outlets. Don’t trust anything until you have cross-referenced it with multiple sources. Always look into everything for yourself, rather than accepting a single source as infallible. Yet be aware of your own biases, such as confirmation bias, by which an individual seeks out information that only confirms their chosen preconceptions, and denies all evidence to the contrary.

Freedom of speech. Freedom from the tyranny of central banking.

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