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Monday, May 16, 2022

Dealing with Oil Realities - Smelling Skunks – Faucification – War – Idiots – Zombies – NOT-America- and Growing Up!

Why Russia´s oil ban is impossible | The Vineyard of the Saker

Beware: the reliable provision of Russian oil to the EU is essential because of its quality, quantities, price, service and delivery enlargement that Europe needs to constantly grow. Banning Russian oil means finding many different oils – from many new unproven vendors – that would have to render the same homogenized profile of delivery, quality, quantity, price, service and enlargeability that Russia reliably provides today. Nothing less, of course. Think about it.

Otherwise we cannot have the Europe we now know and the future Europe we need. All 6 factors are required. Not enough quantity adequately delivered means degraded European lives and failing economy, with shut down plants and refineries affecting transportation, heating, hospitals & schools, highly limited military, unemployment, etc., etc.

The Subtleties of Anti-Russia Leftist Rhetoric, by Edward Curtin - The Unz Review (See also the particular lesson for Christians following the article - CL)

The right-wing and the neocons are obvious in their pernicious agendas; nothing is really hidden; therefore they can and should be opposed. But many leftists serve two masters and are far subtler. Ostensibly on the side of regular people and opposed to imperialism and the predations of the elites at home and abroad, they are often tricksters of beguiling rhetoric that their followers miss. Rhetoric that indirectly fuels the wars they say they oppose.

Smelling skunks is not as obvious as it might seem. Being nocturnal, they come forth when most are sleeping.

Faucified! - A Vital Book You Must Read 

WAR, H'uh... What is it Good For? Absolutely Nothing! - By Capt. Randall

MoA - British Info-Warriors Kill Abroad And Sabotage Politics At Home

Scandinavian Idiots

The Enemy Behind the Empire - Vox Popoli

(When exactly did America become NOT-America? The answer to which discovers the enemy of America...... - CL)

WeDaPeople vs. DaSwamp – who wins? You tell me!

That isn't a graph of "the changing face of America". That is a graph of America being transformed into Not-America, all thanks to one manEmanuel Celler. – and passed into law by Congress!

The "two Americas" to which the author refers are not, in fact, two Americas. There is a white Christian America and there is a not-white not-Christian not-America which are now locked into an existential struggle. The USA is now divided into a New World remnant of Christendom and the stronghold of Satandom. The latter wishes to conquer and destroy the former because it is a separate nation that worships the god of this world rather than God the Father of Jesus Christ. – Vox Day

The Danger of Perpetual Infancy - by Bob DeWaay

Heeding the Warning

The warning of Hebrews 5:11-14 is clear. The need for maturity and discernment is evident. The Holy Spirit inspired this passage and preserved it for us (as with all other Scripture) ". . . for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (2Timothy 3:16b,17). The idea that study, Biblical education, and doctrine are superfluous or even harmful is creating a generation of perpetual infants.

The author of Hebrews entreats, "let us press on to maturity" (Hebrews 6:1). Pressing on to maturity is God's answer to the problem of perpetual infancy. Hebrews 6 contains a vivid and frightening warning against apostasy. A failure to press on to maturity creates a severe danger to those who do not heed this Biblical call.

God will give grace to help us obey the Holy Spirit's call to grow up. If we respond to it, we will be equipped for the work of the ministry and can be sure that God will use us in these perilous times.

Reality is a Bitch! (And a few other words I found on an internet word search.)

 as Baltasar Gracian, the insightful and pragmatic 17thcentury Jesuit priest, cautioned, “Truth is abhorred by the masses.” 

 

The Enemy Behind the Empire - Vox Popoli

(When exactly did America become NOT-America? The answer to which discovers the enemy to America...... - CL)

 The Russians are still publicly blaming “the Americans” for “the rules-based order” even though relatively few of the globalists running the Imperial USA are actual Americans:

The Americans started preparing the current crisis long ago, right after the end of the Cold War, having decided that the way to global hegemony was then open. NATO’s eastward expansion has been one of the key components of such a course. We tried hard to convince them not to do this. We showed where and why our red lines are drawn. We were flexible, ready to make concessions and look for compromises. All this proved futile. President Vladimir Putin reminded us of this once again in his speech on May 9 on Red Square.

Today Western countries are ready to oppose Russia, as they now say, “to the last Ukrainian”. At first glance, this is a very convenient position, especially for the United States, which is managing these processes from across the ocean. At the same time, they are weakening Europe by clearing its markets for its goods, technologies and military-technical products.

In fact, the situation has many layers. Russia, the United States, China and all others realise that it is being decided today whether the world order will become fair, democratic and polycentric, or whether this small group of countries will be able to impose on the international community a neo-colonial division of the world into those who consider themselves “exceptional” and the rest – those who are destined to do the bidding of the chosen few.

This is the aim of the “rules-based order” concept that they have sought to introduce into general circulation for years. No one has seen, or discussed, or approved these “rules”, but they are being imposed on the international community. As an example, let me quote a recent statement by US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, who called for a new Bretton Woods framework and said that the United States would practice “the friend-shoring of supply chains to a large number of trusted countries” that shared “a set of [liberal] norms and values about how to operate in the global economy.” The hint is absolutely clear: the US dollars and the “benefits” of the international financial system are only for those who follow these American “rules.” Dissenters will be punished. Clearly, Russia is not the sole target, all the more so as we will fight back. The attack is aimed at all those capable of conducting an independent policy. Take, for example, Washington’s pet Indo-Pacific strategy, which is directed against China. In parallel, it seeks to firmly and reliably harness India to the US and NATO. In the spirit of the Monroe doctrine, the United States wants to dictate standards to Latin America. The inevitable question is whether the Americans are really able to follow the key principle of the UN Charter, which states: “The Organisation is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members.”

The “rules-based order” envisions neither democracy, nor pluralism even within the “collective West.”

We’ll know the Russians are getting serious about winning their war with the Empire That Never Ended once they start trying to split Americans from those who rule over them.

DISCUSS ON SG

https://voxday.net/2022/05/16/the-enemy-behind-the-empire/

The Idiocy of Expansion - Vox Popoli

 Even neutral parties grasp that joining NATO is a foolish action by Finland and Sweden:

NATO membership won’t make Finland and Sweden more secure, but would likely see them fighting somebody else’s wars and hosting American bases, Dr. Jan Oberg, director of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, has told RT.

“It’s a disastrous decision,” Oberg said on Sunday, following an official declaration by the Finnish government that it is planning to join the US-led military bloc. Hours later, a similar announcement was made by the ruling party in Sweden. The two Nordic nations stayed out of NATO during the Cold War, but their governments said Russia’s military operation in Ukraine has become a game-changer.

Finland and Sweden have failed to carry out “long-term consequence analysis,” he added. “Nobody seems to ask whether NATO is the right thing to join. After all these years since 1945, NATO has proven that it’s not able to deliver what taxpayers are paying for, namely stability, peace and security… and then Finland and Sweden say: ‘We’ll join this failed organization,’” he remarked.

One has to be almost completely ignorant of military history to conclude that joining a military alliance makes war LESS likely. The history of war is literally the history of military alliances, from the Delian League and the Latin League to the League of Cambrai and the Triple Entente. Only neutral nations such as Spain, Switzerland, and Ireland managed to stay out of WWII, which is why it is absolutely counterproductive for formerly neutral nations such as Switzerland to impose sanctions on Russia and totally insane for formerly neutral nations such as Finland and Sweden to voluntarily sign up as co-belligerents to engage in a war against both Russia and China.

Because that’s what they’re signing up for, even if they don’t realize it yet.

UPDATE: Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Russia appears to have started moving nuclear-capable missiles to Finland’s border just a day after the country announced it will bid to join NATO. Video posted on Russian social media today shows trucks carrying Iskander ballistic missiles – which can be tipped with nuclear warheads – moving through the country, reportedly on a highway to Vyborg, on the Finnish border. ‘As soon as the president of Finland said they were joining NATO, a whole division of Iskanders, seven of them… is moving towards Vyborg,’ the video’s narrator says.

UPDATE: Sweden boards the geopolitical short bus.

Sweden has said it will join Finland in bidding for membership of NATO, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted an ‘historic’ shift away from decades of neutrality. Magdalena Andersson, the Swedish prime minister, announced the move on Monday – just a day after Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin tabled her own bid. Andersson said the move was being made in conjunction with Helsinki and marks ‘a historic change in our country’s security policy’ which has relied on a pledge of neutrality to deter attacks since the Napoleonic era.

DISCUSS ON SG

https://voxday.net/2022/05/16/the-idiocy-of-expansion/

MoA - British Info-Warriors Kill Abroad And Sabotage Politics At Home

(As the population degenerates into zombies......the rest is easy peasy! - CL)

The same people of course falsely claimed that the Brexit efforts the were secretly pushing were a 'Russian propaganda campaign'.

Britain is certainly not the only country where 'former' intelligence people secretly and openly run influence campaigns to push for certain policies. Just think of the 50+ former senior intelligence officers who falsely claimed that data from Hunter Biden's laptop was Russian disinformation.

I encourage everyone to read the Guardian piece and especially the the whole Grayzone piece and to judge on the evidence presented therein.

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/05/british-info-warriors-kill-abroad-and-sabotage-politics-at-home.html#more 

WAR, H'uh... What is it Good For? Absolutely Nothing! - By Capt. Randall

If you don’t see the globalist mafia’s pentagon and intelligence agency fingerprints on all our dirty deeds and take sides as a staunch republican or democrat; I’d say, “You’re a goddamn idiot!” Doesn’t all this go back at least as far as November 22, 1963, the infamous “Day the Music Died?”

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Here we go again.  Neo-conned into another expensive quagmire. So congress approved WWIII?  I hadn’t heard.  I thought the Big Guy might have been influenced by the squad of posers surrounded him…or maybe he’s carrying out orders that came wrapped in oodles of cash…or maybe.. naw.. he couldn’t be that stupid to blunder into another war? The U.S. subsidiary of Ukraine is the stage, the hilarious Z-Man and his clown-car of unabashed actors in Kiev provide the drama and we get to pay for the whole production; a hot war with Russia.  I wonder how “Winken” Blinken sleeps at night from his stiff-nut approach to non-diplomacy and the mountain of bloody bodies that has accrued?

Of course the official narrative must suppress all opposition to military excursions by any means necessary. Comedians who once poked fun at power became conduits of administration propaganda and one even became a president.  RT and OAN were blacked-out as this unauthorized proxy war was launched “oddly” with zero objection broadcast over CIA controlled networks and social media.  To question the years of Russia bashing, silly sanctions, strong arm “diplomacy”, banned biological/chemical weapons, our nefarious relationship with the zionist Israeli government and the sacred Industry of NATO became a danger to our propensity to loot the planet.  If you don’t see the globalist mafia’s pentagon and intelligence agency fingerprints on all our dirty deeds and take sides as a staunch republican or democrat; I’d say, “You’re a goddamn idiot!” Doesn’t all this go back at least as far as November 22, 1963, the infamous “Day the Music Died?”https://zx4.bc9.myftpupload.com/forum-comments/

Manufactured events have characterized our foreign policies at least since Viet Nam in modern times to evoke acceptance among the American public.  Gulf of Tonkin, 9/11, covid 19 and most recently Ukraine fit the same mold of trolled/controlled information…and why a new office to “combat” disinformation is such an absurdity since good-old govt. propaganda and euphemistic word substitution was always so obvious.  Were this a left-right thing, there would NOT be total congressional participation in narrative control over deadly warfare that has never accomplished stated objectives. Instead millions have been murdered, starved and forced to emigrate from the failed states we created. Even “most trusted” FOX News is onboard with funneling weapons to the fake democracy of Ukraine, demonstrating the power of the global agenda. Cause and effect are always blame-gamed while the filthy history of the U.S. empire is consistently rebranded as a “compassionate defender of freedom.”  To the brainwashed, the popular narrative IS Reality.

Just as the country got bored with Fauci’s masks, lockdowns and toxic injections, along comes a hot war, an abortion battle, the baby formula crisis and withering inflation, but Fauci has not gone away.  As soon as the epidemic among vaxxxine-poisoned people becomes painfully apparent, he’ll be back with more inane boosting and useless breakthrough anti-virals. Scientists fear a “covid time bomb” among the vaxxed/boosted is our future. Though numbers are widely suppressed, physicians are reporting (intentional) side effects appearing in cancer, cardiac, liver and kidney units. As of today, most folks think the covid thing is over and will be shocked when it returns with vengeance. Why has a steel plant in Mariupol with miles of underground tunnels become such a bone of contention between Russian troops and Ukrainian dead-enders? Besides Wuhan, they will be super-shocked to find the scope of dark-site bioweapon labs, who funded them and why the manic drive by the U.S. to maintain secrecy and deniability.

“Qui Bono?”  Military contractors and pharmaceuticals reap a tsunami of dollars to “fix” the emergencies they create, like the firemen who start fires. To feed the greed, money must be printed to make-up for govt. gifting that has led to “mysterious” hyperinflation.  Woke social ills of racism and sexual discrimination are pure propaganda. Sky high crime, disease, depression and suicide are really real. “It’s still the economy stupid,” where taxes and inflation fund D.C.’s traitorous largess and the implosion of the lower castes. Happy, healthy, un-provoked individuals do not cause trouble and burn things…. hopeless hungry economically broken humanimals do!

The 21st century opened with the 9/11 shocker and PNAC (Project for the New American Century) neo-con infiltration of our deep state and media. After eight years of Bush the Dumber, Drone-King Obama backed by the new now “neo-libs”, continued the same atrocities. When I saw the clip of HRC, Psychopath of State, cackle over the  butt-rape of Momar Khaddafi with a bayonet, my lunch rose in my throat; “We came, We Saw, He Died!” Plans to put Africa on a gold standard was his undoing, yet Benghazi became the distraction de-jour followed by untold suffering and chaos in Libya. Trump followed Obama’s Academy Award winning performances with mixed actions. Apparently not in-on the demonization of Russia, he suffered his term under constant attack by the warmongers who later walked right into the White House. Does the office of The President carry with it the implicit right to mass murder? They all do it. Christ!

There is an out. To openly disregard chickenshit regulations and mandates breaks the grip of default compliance. It is called civil disobedience. Let’s keep it peaceful people as you claw back your rights to BE the government, think for yourselves and shape your destiny. BE a proud advocate for peace and a vocal antivaxxer.

Unfortunately manly men have been marginalized; socially, psychologically and physically.  Testosterone levels and sperm counts tanked over past decades due to unavoidable toxic chemicals while woke memes have virtually criminalized typical male behaviors…just when we all need the balls to, “Say No!” Maybe strong women like Tulsi Gabbard could lead a matriarchal return to peace and common sense…since angry soccer moms and “Joe Pesci” get stuff done>>>  but alas, she was “disappeared” from the networks after breaking the ultimate taboo of speaking against regime change wars..and George Carlin has left us.  Yes elections are rigged; not only at the ballot box and through crooked computer tallies, but well before election Tuesdays via focused media attention on favored candidates or purposeful omission of party insubordinates  …that thrust us into the hands of an all-u-can-eat cabal plotting the moves of a worn-out lieutenant in the Clinton/Bush/Bama crime family…and their sabotage of our nation from within.

Copyright © Capt. Randall

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/05/no_author/war-huh-what-is-it-good-for-absolutely-nothing/

 

A Vital Book You Must Read - By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

If you want to understand what is going on in the world today, there is a book you must read. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s, . You might be wondering: Everybody already knows that Fauci is a mad “doctor” with a Napoleon complex who has blighted people’s lives with the deadly Covid vaccines he has pushed for  and crippled our economy through the lockdowns he has urged. And who could forget about “mask mandates”? As Cheri Zaslawski says, “Now let’s do some fact-checking to determine exactly what we can thank Dr. Fauci for:

  • “Dictating the draconian lockdown of America, putting the public under virtual house arrest, destroying the livelihoods of millions of our citizens, and driving many to despair and some to suicide, while killing others via denial of normal medical care to ‘make room’ for the millions of Covid hospitalizations that never materialized
  • Declaring hydroxychloroquine(HCQ) ‘ineffective’ thereby condemning thousands to death who never got this highly successful treatment
  • Pimping for Moderna and Pfizer experimental mRNA ‘vaccines’ that have already resulted in thousands of deaths–3,848 listed in VAERS as of April 2021—and an additional 44,606 ‘adverse events,’ including stroke and paralysis.”

It’s safe to say that Fauci wouldn’t win any popularity contests. But if we know all this, why read a book about him? It’s like saying: “Here’s a book you must read. It shows Stalin was a really bad guy!”

The answer is that The Real Antony Fauci shows that we have underestimated the evil of this Satanic so-called “doctor.”  RFK’s subtitle gives us a good clue to the nature of his indictment against Fauci; “Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health.” He traces Fauci’s long career from its beginning to now: “Dr. Anthony Fauci spent half a century as America’s reigning health commissar, ever-preparing for his final role as Commander of history’s biggest war against a global pandemic. . .His experiences surviving  50 years as the panjandrum of a key federal bureaucracy, having advised six Presidents, the Pentagon, intelligence agencies, foreign governments, and the WHO, seasoned him exquisitely for a crisis that would allow him to wield power enjoyed by few rulers and no doctor in history.”  (p.xvi)

Fauci’s efforts to control us, if necessary killing vast numbers of us in the process, go back a long way. “Dr. Fauci’s take away from the 1976 swine flu crisis seems to have been the revelation that pandemics were opportunities of convenience for expanding agency power and visibility, and for cementing advantageous partnerships with pharmaceutical behemoths and for career advancement. Four years later the AIDS pandemic proved a redemptive juncture for NIAID [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] and the launch pad for Dr.Fauci’s stellar rise. The lessons to be learned from orchestrating regulatory responses to the AIDS crisis would become familiar templates for managing subsequent pandemics.” (p.131)

Fauci devised the pattern of operations he has used so many times during the AIDS crisis. “Even all those years ago, Anthony Fauci had already perfected his special style of ad-fear-tising, using remote, unlikely, farfetched and improbable possibilities to frighten people. Fauci helped terrify millions into wrongly believing they were at risk of getting AIDS when they were not. . .The message people took away from these 250 rambling and obfuscating words [of Fauci’s] ‘Something less than truly intimate contact can give you this disease.’ Translated into English, however, it’s just twelve words of truth: There have been zero cases of AIDS spread by ordinary close contact.” (pp.131-132)

Fauci did much more than stir up panic about AIDS. . He used fraudulent studies to promote a dangerous drug for AIDS victims. “Dr. Fauci’s fraud persuaded hundreds of thousands of people to take AZT. For many of them, it was a lethal choice. In 1987, AZT became the AIDS ‘therapy’ even though in the recommended dosage of 1,500 mg/day, it was absolutely fatal. Throughout the 1980s, the average lifespan of a patient on AZT was four years. . .The quality of life on AZT was universally pretty miserable. Many credible scientists argued that AZT was killing more people than AIDS. [John] Lauritsen estimated that AZT killed 330.000 gay men between 1987 and 2019. Many of the dead were perfectly healthy before beginning the AIDS regimen. Absent AZT, Lauritsen says, the vast majority of these men would not have died.” (p.170)

Fauci also perfected another technique in his modus operandi. He ruthlessly crushed scientists who dissented from his views. Peter Duesberg, a world-famous scientist at UC Berkeley, was an early victim. “On their face, Duesberg’s incendiary queries seemed to create an irresistible bulwark against Dr. Fauci’s HIV-only hypothesis. Even today, Duesberg’s rationales appear so clean, so elegantly crafted, and so compelling that, in reading them, it seems impossible that the entire hypothesis did not instantly collapse under the smothering weight of relentless logic. . .But the AIDS cartel never attempted a reply. Instead, Dr. Fauci met this critical assault by simply ignoring it and by castigating anyone who credited it. He set about making Duesberg an example to discourage future inquiries. . .Dr. Fauci orchestrated a fusillade of withering and venomous attacks that effectively ended Duesberg’s illustrious career.” (p.214)

Fauci has since then expanded his nefarious activities world-wide, in alliance with mega-billionaire Bill Gates. “Media recipients of pharma advertising dollars and Gates Foundation lucre like to characterize Gates as a ‘public health expert.’ But six years after Gates summoned Dr. Fauci to his Seattle mansion, two Los Angeles Times investigative reporters, Charles Filler and Doug Smith, employed the term ‘White Man’s Burden’ to describe the catastrophic impact of Gates’s medical meddling in Africa. That title suggests that Gates’s efforts to rescue the dark races from disease and famine mask all the familiar impulses for imperial control. The comprehensive study provides eloquent testimony to the lethal effect of Gates’s natal arrogance on children. Filler and Smith detail how Gates’s systematic diversion of Africa’s international medical spending to his high tech, high-price, and often untested vaccines is killing babies across Africa.” (p.309)

Why have Gates and Fauci entered into this dastardly scheme? The answer isn’t hard to find: there is money in it. “Real-world evidence, including his investments in pharmaceuticals, petroleum, chemical, and GMO processed and synthetic food, suggests that Gates’s obsession with vaccines does not evince any genuine commitment to healthy populations. . .Gates owns investments in sixty-nine of the world’s worst-polluting companies, His single-minded obsession with vaccines seems to serve his impulse to monetize his charity and to achieve monopoly control over global public health policy. . .And Gates’s vaccine cartel has amassed Midas-like riches. . .And the key to much of that portfolio is having Anthony Fauci.” (p.349)

With this background in place, we can understand Fauci’s role in Covid-19 tyranny better than ever before. The book mentions a devastating detail. “We must acknowledge that in 2020, he [Fauci] finally hit the jackpot with COVID-19. Among the more revealing documents in Dr. Fauci’s 2021 email dump is a rough schematic . . .that Dr. Fauci signed ‘Tony F’ depicting a March Madness-style tournament bracket scoring the pestilential contestants during two decades of mostly phony contagions. COVID-19 finally emerges as champion. The doodle is titled ‘Dr. Fauci’s March Madness Bracketing Picks and dated March 11, 2020. In his macabre pool, Coronavirus—top-seeded out of the East region—-defeats the entire field that includes his long litany of contrived diseases including smallpox, chicken pox, bird flu, swine flu, Zika,  hepatitis B, Smallpox, MERS, and measles. The drawing suggests Dr. Fauci’s pride in a final satisfying victory after a long, often-triumphant career engineering global pandemics.” (p.372) As the great Murray Rothbard used to say, “Monstrous!”

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. [send him mail], former editorial assistant to Ludwig von Mises and congressional chief of staff to Ron Paul, is founder and chairman of the Mises Institute, executor for the estate of Murray N. Rothbard, and editor of LewRockwell.com. He is the author of Against the State and . Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

 https://www.lewrockwell.com/2022/05/lew-rockwell/a-vital-book-you-must-read/

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Subtleties of Anti-Russia Leftist Rhetoric, by Edward Curtin - The Unz Review (See also the particular lesson for Christians following the article - CL)

The right-wing and the neocons are obvious in their pernicious agendas; nothing is really hidden; therefore they can and should be opposed. But many leftists serve two masters and are far subtler. Ostensibly on the side of regular people and opposed to imperialism and the predations of the elites at home and abroad, they are often tricksters of beguiling rhetoric that their followers miss. Rhetoric that indirectly fuels the wars they say they oppose.

Smelling skunks is not as obvious as it might seem. Being nocturnal, they come forth when most are sleeping.

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While the so-called liberal and conservative corporate mainstream media – all stenographers for the intelligence agencies – pour forth the most blatant propaganda about Russia and Ukraine that is so conspicuous that it is comedic if it weren’t so dangerous, the self-depicted cognoscenti also ingest subtler messages, often from the alternative media.

A woman I know and who knows my sociological analyses of propaganda contacted me to tell me there was an excellent article about the war in Ukraine at The Intercept, an on-line publication funded by billionaire Pierre Omidyar I have long considered a leading example of much deceptive reporting wherein truth is mixed with falsehoods to convey a “liberal” narrative that fundamentally supports the ruling elites while seeming to oppose them. This, of course, is nothing new since it’s been the modus operandi of all corporate media in their own ideological and disingenuous ways, such as The New York Times, CBS, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, Fox News, CNN, NBC, etc. for a very long time.

Nevertheless, out of respect for her judgment and knowing how deeply she feels for all suffering people, I read the article. Written by Alice Speri, its title sounded ambiguous – “The Left in Europe Confronts NATO’s Resurgence After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine” – until I saw the subtitle that begins with these words: “Russia’s brutal invasion complicates…” But I read on. By the fourth paragraph, it became clear where this article was going. Speri writes that “In Ukraine, by contrast [with Iraq], it was Russia that had staged an illegal, unprovoked invasion, and U.S.-led support to Ukraine was understood by many as crucial to stave off even worse atrocities than those the Russian military had already committed.” [my emphasis]

While ostensibly about European anti-war and anti-NATO activists caught on the horns of a dilemma, the piece goes on to assert that although US/NATO was guilty of wrongful expansion over many years, Russia has been an aggressor in Ukraine and Georgia and is guilty of terrible war crimes, etc.

There is not a word about the U.S. engineered coup in 2014, the CIA and Pentagon backed mercenaries in Ukraine, or its support for the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and Ukraine’s years of attacks on the Donbass where many thousands have been killed. It is assumed these actions are not criminal or provocative. And there is this:

The uncertain response of Europe’s peace activists is both a reflection of a brutal, unprovoked invasion that stunned the world and of an anti-war movement that has grown smaller and more marginalized over the years. The left in both Europe and the U.S. have struggled to respond to a wave of support for Ukraine that is at cross purposes with a decades long effort to untangle Europe from a U.S.-led military alliance. [my emphasis]

In other words, the article, couched in anti-war rhetoric, was anti-Russia propaganda. When I told my friend my analysis, she refused to discuss it and got angry with me, as if I therefore were a proponent of war I have found this is a common response.

This got me thinking again about why people so often miss the untruths lying within articles that are in many parts truthful and accurate. I notice this constantly. They are like little seeds slipped in as if no one will notice; they work their magic nearly unconsciously. Few do notice them, for they are often imperceptible. But they have their effects and are cumulative and are far more powerful over time than blatant statements that will turn people off, especially those who think propaganda doesn’t work on them. This is the power of successful propaganda, whether purposeful or not. It particularly works well on “intellectual” and highly schooled people.

For example, in a recent printed interview, Noam Chomsky, after being introduced as a modern day Galileo, Newton, and Descartes rolled into one, talks about propaganda, its history, Edward Bernays, Walter Lippman, etc. What he says is historically accurate and informative for anyone not knowing this history. He speaks wisely of U.S. media propaganda concerning its unprovoked war against Iraq and he accurately calls the war in Ukraine “provoked.” And then, concerning the war in Ukraine, he drops this startling statement:

I don’t think there are ‘significant lies’ in war reporting. The U.S. media are generally doing a highly creditable job in reporting Russian crimes in Ukraine. That’s valuable, just as it’s valuable that international investigations are underway in preparation for possible war crimes trials.

In the blink of an eye, Chomsky says something so incredibly untrue that unless one thinks of him as a modern day Galileo, which many do, it may pass as true and you will smoothly move on to the next paragraph. Yet it is a statement so false as to be laughable. The media propaganda concerning events in Ukraine has been so blatantly false and ridiculous that a careful reader will stop suddenly and think: Did he just say that?

So now Chomsky views the media, such as The New York Times and its ilk, that he has correctly castigated for propagandizing for the U.S. in Iraq and East Timor, to use two examples, is doing “a highly creditable job in reporting Russian crimes in Ukraine,” as if suddenly they were no longer spokespeople for the CIA and U.S. disinformation. And he says this when we are in the midst of the greatest propaganda blitz since WW I, with its censorship, Disinformation Governance Board, de-platforming of dissidents, etc., that border on a parody of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Even slicker is his casual assertion that the media are doing a good job reporting Russia’s war crimes after he earlier has said this about propaganda:

So it continues. Particularly in the more free societies, where means of state violence have been constrained by popular activism, it is of great importance to devise methods of manufacturing consent, and to ensure that they are internalized, becoming as invisible as the air we breathe, particularly in articulate educated circles. Imposing war-myths is a regular feature of these enterprises.

This is simply masterful. Explain what propaganda is at its best and how you oppose it and then drop a soup├žon of it into your analysis. And while he is at it, Chomsky makes sure to praise Chris Hedges, one of his followers, who has himself recently wrote an article – The Age of Self-Delusion – that also contains valid points appealing to those sick of wars, but which also contains the following words:

Putin’s revanchism is matched by our own.

The disorganization, ineptitude, and low morale of the Russian army conscripts, along with the repeated intelligence failures by the Russian high command, apparently convinced Russia would roll over Ukraine in a few days, exposes the lie that Russia is a global menace.

‘The Russian bear has effectively defanged itself,’ historian Andrew Bacevich writes.

But this is not a truth the war makers impart to the public. Russia must be inflated to become a global menace, despite nine weeks of humiliating military failures. [my emphasis]

Russia’s revanchism? Where? Revanchism? What lost territory has the U.S. ever waged war to recover? Iraq, Syria, Cuba, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, etc.? The U.S.’s history is a history not of revanchism but of imperial conquest, of seizing or controlling territory, while Russia’s war in Ukraine is clearly an act of self-defense after years of U.S./NATO/Ukraine provocations and threats, which Hedges recognizes. “Nine weeks of humiliating military failures”? – when they control a large section of eastern and southern Ukraine, including the Donbass. But his false message is subtly woven, like Chomsky’s, into sentences that are true.

“But this is not a truth the war makers impart to the public.” No, it is exactly what the media spokespeople for the war makers – i.e. The New York Times (Hedges former employer, which he never fails to mention and for whom he covered the Clinton administration’s savage destruction of Yugoslavia), CNNFox News, The Washington Post, the New York Post, etc. impart to the public every day for their masters. Headlines that read how Russia, while allegedly committing daily war crimes, is failing in its war aims and that the mythic hero Zelensky is leading Ukrainians to victory. Words to the effect that “The Russian bear has effectively defanged itself” presented as fact.

Yes, they do inflate the Russian monster myth, only to then puncture it with the myth of David defeating Goliath.

But being in the business of mind games (too much consistency leads to clarity and gives the game away), one can expect them to scramble their messages on an ongoing basis to serve the U.S. agenda in Ukraine and further NATO expansion in the undeclared war with Russia, for which the Ukrainian people will be sacrificed.

Orwell called it “doublethink”:

Doublethink lies at the very heart of Ingsoc, since the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty.To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality one denies – all this is indispensably necessary….with the lie always one step ahead of the truth.

Revealing while concealing and interjecting inoculating shots of untruths that will only get cursory attention from their readers, the writers mentioned here and others have great appeal for the left intelligentsia. For people who basically worship those they have imbued with infallibility and genius, it is very hard to read all sentences carefully and smell a skunk. The subterfuge is often very adroit and appeals to readers’ sense of outrage at what happened in the past – e.g. the George W. Bush administration’s lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Chomsky, of course, is the leader of the pack, and his followers are legion, including Hedges. For decades they have been either avoiding or supporting the official versions of the assassinations of JFK and RFK, the attacks of September 11, 2001 that led directly to the war on terror and so many wars of aggression, and the recent Covid-19 propaganda with its devastating lockdowns and crackdowns on civil liberties. They are far from historical amnesiacs, of course, but obviously consider these foundational events of no importance, for otherwise they would have addressed them. If you expect them to explain, you will be waiting a long time.

In a recent article – How the organized Left got Covid wrong, learned to love lockdowns and lost its mind: an autopsy – Christian Parenti writes this about Chomsky:

Almost the entire left intelligentsia has remained psychically stuck in March 2020. Its members have applauded the new biosecurity repression and calumniated as liars, grifters, and fascists any and all who dissented. Typically, they did so without even engaging evidence and while shirking public debate. Among the most visible in this has been Noam Chomsky, the self-described anarcho-syndicalist who called for the unvaccinated to “remove themselves from society,” and suggested that they should be allowed to go hungry if they refuse to submit.

Parenti’s critique of the left’s response (not just Chomsky’s and Hedges’) to Covid also applies to those foundational events mentioned above, which raises deeper questions about the CIA’s and NSA’s penetration of the media in general, a subject beyond the scope of this analysis.

For those, like the liberal woman who referred me to The Intercept article, who would no doubt say of what I have written here: Why are you picking on leftists? my reply is quite simple.

The right-wing and the neocons are obvious in their pernicious agendas; nothing is really hidden; therefore they can and should be opposed. But many leftists serve two masters and are far subtler. Ostensibly on the side of regular people and opposed to imperialism and the predations of the elites at home and abroad, they are often tricksters of beguiling rhetoric that their followers miss. Rhetoric that indirectly fuels the wars they say they oppose.

Smelling skunks is not as obvious as it might seem. Being nocturnal, they come forth when most are sleeping.

 https://www.unz.com/article/the-subtleties-of-anti-russia-leftist-rhetoric/

The Danger of Perpetual Infancy - by Bob DeWaay

Heeding the Warning
The warning of Hebrews 5:11-14 is clear. The need for maturity and discernment is evident. The Holy Spirit inspired this passage and preserved it for us (as with all other Scripture) ". . . for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (2Timothy 3:16b,17). The idea that study, Biblical education, and doctrine are superfluous or even harmful is creating a generation of perpetual infants.
The author of Hebrews entreats, "let us press on to maturity" (Hebrews 6:1). Pressing on to maturity is God's answer to the problem of perpetual infancy. Hebrews 6 contains a vivid and frightening warning against apostasy. A failure to press on to maturity creates a severe danger to those who do not heed this Biblical call.
God will give grace to help us obey the Holy Spirit's call to grow up. If we respond to it, we will be equipped for the work of the ministry and can be sure that God will use us in these perilous times.