People Who Support Internet Censorship Are Infantile Narcissists

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07-06-19 07:04:00,

As of this writing, journalist Ford Fischer is still completely demonetized on YouTube as the result of a new set of rules that were put in place because of some doofy Twitter drama between some unfunny asshole named Steven Crowder and some infantile narcissist who thinks the world revolves around his opinions named Carlos Maza. It remains an unknown if Fischer will ever be restored to an important source of income around which he has built his livelihood.

Fischer often covers white supremacist rallies and counter-protests, and his channel was demonetized within minutes of YouTube’s new rules against hate speech going into effect because some of his content, as you’d expect, includes white supremacists saying and doing white supremacist things. Maza, a Vox reporter who launched a viral Twitter campaign to have Crowder removed from YouTube for making homophobic and bigoted comments about him on his channel, expressed concern over Fischer’s financial censorship.

“What’s happening to Ford is fucking awful,” Maza tweeted yesterday. “He’s a good journalist doing important work. I don’t understand how YouTube is still so bad at this. How can they not differentiate between white supremacist content and good faith reporting on white supremacy?”

What’s happening to Ford is fucking awful. He’s a good journalist doing important work.

I don’t understand how @YouTube is still so bad at this. How can they not differentiate between white supremacist content and good faith reporting on white supremacy? https://t.co/AEpDvTH4I1

— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) June 6, 2019

I say that Maza is an infantile narcissist who thinks the world revolves around his opinions because it genuinely seems to have surprised him that good people would get harmed in the crossfire of his censorship campaign.

I mean, what did he think was going to happen? Did he think some soulless, multibillion-dollar Silicon Valley corporation was going to display company-wide wisdom and woke insightfulness while implementing his agenda to censor obnoxious voices? Did he imagine that YouTube executives were going to sit down with him over a cup of coffee and go down a list with him to get his personal opinion of who should and should not be censored?

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New ‘Call Of Duty’ Encourages Support For The White Helmets

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06-06-19 10:07:00,

The official trailer for the latest Call of Duty was released a few days ago, and it features the Syria narrative management operation known as the White Helmets depicted in heroic roles. Characters wearing the organization’s signature headgear are seen clearing rubble in part of the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

To give you an idea how popular the CoD franchise is, as of this writing the official Youtube version of the trailer has 27 million views.

To be clear, the characters in the game are most certainly intended to resemble the White Helmets of Syria, and their presence there is most certainly intended to increase support for and interest in that group. How do I know? Its game writer has explicitly said so.

“Kurosaki says he wants ‘Call of Duty’ to be spoken of as on par with the best war films, and he hopes ‘Modern Warfare’ will inspire fans to check out the harrowing and eye-opening documentaries ‘The White Helmets’ or ‘Last Man in Aleppo,” the LA Times reports.

The White Helmets are what legendary journalist John Pilger describes as “a complete propaganda construct“, an operation designed by former British army officer and private military contractor James Le Mesurier to manipulate the narrative about what’s going on in Syria. This excellent half-hour mini-documentary by James Corbett clearly outlines the way the operation is used to create footage implicating the Assad government in the slaughter of civilians via chemical weapons attacks and other camera-friendly war crimes, the mountain of evidence of their ties to literal terrorist organizations in Syria, and the western funding and media manipulations that have been pouring into elevating the outfit.

It’s a brilliant invention, really. Have a purportedly neutral group filming on the ground in “rebel”-held areas (where the White Helmets exclusively operate), and you can ensure an endless supply of footage which can be used to paint a longtime western target for regime change as a barbarian who needs to be ousted. And indeed, the extremist jihadist factions which overran Syria with the backing of the US and its allies nearly succeeded in toppling Assad prior to Russia’s intervention,

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US announces more support for ‘heroic’ White Helmets in Syria

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15-03-19 09:06:00,

The Trump administration is doubling down on backing the White Helmets, the self-proclaimed civil defense group with often controversial activity in militant-held areas of Syria, pledging a $5 million donation at a conference.

The contribution was announced by ambassador James Jeffrey, US special envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS) coalition, at the third Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, held in Brussels.

The $5 million will fund both the “vital, life-saving operations” by the White Helmets and the work of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM), a UN body created in late 2016 to investigate – but not prosecute – alleged atrocities in Syria after 2011.

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As justification for the support, State Department spokesman Robert Palladino claimed the “heroic first responders” of the White Helmets have saved “more than 114,000” lives since the Syrian conflict began, including victims of “vicious chemical weapons attacks” the US is blaming on the Syrian government. Palladino’s statement, however, acknowledged that the group operates solely “in areas outside of the control of the regime.”

Though the Trump administration announced it would stop funding the White Helmets back in May 2018, it reversed course just a month later, sending $6.8 million to the group.

The Syrian government has repeatedly accused the White Helmets of being part of various Islamist rebel groups, while Russia has accused the group of staging alleged chemical attacks in order to provide pretexts for US military intervention in Syria.

Evidence of White Helmet involvement with anti-government militants and other abuses, such as organ harvesting and endangering children, was presented to the UN in December.

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My Quarterly Call For Your Support – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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04-03-19 07:10:00,

Truth-tellers Are Being Censored: My Quarterly Call For Your Support

Dear Readers:

I have had to take measures to strengthen the website from outside interference. The entirety of the interview archive disappeared off the website.  Readers complained that they had ceased receiving the newsletter notices of new postings to the website. Soren Korsgaard helped to restore the interview archive,  and has moved the website’s email to an encrypted provider.  

He explains here the expanding censorship that is being used to control explanations and arms you with information that you can use to protect your privacy and your continuing access to factual and truthful explanations:

Truth-tellers Are Being Censored

Soren Korsgaard

A large number of readers have complained that they do no longer receive the newsletter of paulcraigroberts.org.  In absence of a logical explanation this is likely the result of Google censorship and shadow banning. Conspicuously, Paul Craig Roberts’ quarterly request for donations in December had the weakest response in the 10 year history of the website.

Governments have politicized truth and allocated large resources to imprison, censor, and shut down vocal critics while putting pressure on digital media moguls to expell critical information related to 9/11, the psychopharmaceutical complex, the military/security complex, the Israel lobby, Wall Street, the big banks and US imperialism and unilateralism. Facts have become persona non grata as “official explanations” are the new truth.

In order to receive the newsletter consistently, disconnect yourself from mail clients that are owned by Google and corporations subject to government influence, such as Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo, and opt for an encrypted mail that does not log personal information about you, such as www.protonmail.com  which is free and end-to-end encrypted. Just like emails are spied on, Google’s search engine is essentially worthless for researching politically inconvenient material; fortunately, the powerful search engine https://duckduckgo.com/  does not track its users or censor material.

Recently, Google updated their algorithms, greatly affecting content and searches on its Orwellian platform www.YouTube.com. However, nothing forces people to use Google’s services and there exists many alternatives. See for example: http://www.earnwithanish.com/sites-like-youtube-without-censorship/

Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social media platforms are also deeply embedded in censorship and shadow banning information that western governments do not want the public to know about.

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US and EU Support Largest Land Grab Since 1948

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10-02-19 06:31:00,

“Largest Land Grab Since 1948” — Israel to Expel 36,000 Palestinians From Negev 

Given the Israeli state’s rejection of their existence, government officials have called the Palestinians living in these villagers “violators” and “squatters” – accusing them of illegally occupying “state lands.”

EL AVIV, ISRAEL — According to an Israeli media report, the Israeli government has completed work on a massive, far-reaching plan that would expel an estimated 36,000 Palestinians from “unrecognized” villages in the Negev Desert. If the plan is approved by the Knesset, Israel’s legislative body, its implementation could begin as soon as this year and would take four years to complete. News of the plan was first published by Israel Hayom – Israel’s largest Hebrew-language newspaper, funded by Sheldon Adelson, the top donor to both U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The plan — compiled by Uri Ariel, Israel’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and his staff — features the seizure of an estimated 260,00 dunams (64,247 acres) from Palestine’s Bedouins. The size of the territory in question and the high number of Palestinians set to be affected has led some to call the plan the largest “land grab” of Palestinian-inhabited land since 1948, when the state of Israel was founded.
Israel Hayom’s report stated that, per the new plan, the Palestinian villages would be demolished and the ruins of their homes would then become the sites of “national projects,” infrastructure projects, and “security” installations after the forcible “transfer” of the land’s current inhabitants to other “state-approved” settlements such as Tel Sheva, Abu Talul and Umm Batin. The report noted that a major motivation behind the plan’s creation was the transfer of an arms-industry factory from another part of Israel to the Negev, as well as the expansion of the “Trans-Israel Highway” system.

Furthermore, the plan involves calling for a budget increase to boost the presence of law enforcement officials involved in the forcible “transfer” and in the demolition of Palestinian villages.
Rights groups have yet to comment on the newly announced plan targeting Palestinian communities in the Negev. However, Human Rights Watch has previously condemned Israel’s targeting of “unrecognized” Palestinian villages in the region. In 2016, Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division,   » Lees verder

Millennials & Gen Z Support Big Gov’t: Academic Brainwashing Or Young Naiveté?

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24-01-19 09:04:00,

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

Among Republicans, Gen Z stands out in views on race, climate and the role of government.

Pew has an excellent report on changing attitudes of generations. In that regard, Generation Z Looks a Lot Like Millennials on Key Social and Political Issues.

No longer the new kids on the block, Millennials have moved firmly into their 20s and 30s, and a new generation is coming into focus. Generation Z – diverse and on track to be the most well-educated generation yet – is moving toward adulthood with a liberal set of attitudes and an openness to emerging social trends.

On a range of issues, from Donald Trump’s presidency to the role of government to racial equality and climate change, the views of Gen Z – those ages 13 to 21 in 2018 – mirror those of Millennials. In each of these realms, the two younger generations hold views that differ significantly from those of their older counterparts. In most cases, members of the Silent Generation are at the opposite end, and Baby Boomers and Gen Xers fall in between.

It’s too early to say with certainty how the views of this new generation will evolve. Most have yet to reach voting age, and their outlook could be altered considerably by changing national conditions, world events or technological innovations. Even so, two new Pew Research Center surveys, one of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 and one of adults ages 18 and older, provide some compelling clues about where they may be headed and how their views could impact the nation’s political landscape.

Only about three-in-ten Gen Zers and Millennials (30% and 29%, respectively) approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president. This compares with 38% of Gen Xers, 43% of Boomers and 54% of Silents. Similarly, while majorities in Gen Z and the Millennial generation say government should do more to solve problems, rather than that government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals, Gen Xers and Boomers are more evenly divided on this issue. For their part, most Silents would like to see a less activist government.

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Poll: Support for Fidesz up, opposition down since the elections

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23-12-18 04:01:00,

The ruling Fidesz-led alliance’s base has strengthened while support for the opposition has waned since the spring general election, according to the latest poll released by the Nezopont Institute on Saturday.

Fully 54 percent of decided voters expressed their support for Fidesz, according to the poll completed between November 26 and December 15 with anti-government protests already under way, Nezopont said. This is up 7 percent since the general election held in April, Nezopont said.

Jobbik’s base was 14 percent, dropping altogether 6 percent over the past eight months, while core support for the opposition Socialist Party’s alliance with Parbeszed stayed level at 11 percent. The Democratic Coalition’s core support slightly strengthened since April, to stand at 7 percent while it was 4 percent each for LMP and Momentum. Mi Hazank, the party formed by former Jobbik politicians, and the satirical Two-Tailed Dog Party (MKKP) each firmed their support to 3 percent.

Among all voters, support for Fidesz was 38 percent, for Jobbik 9 percent, for Socialist-Parbeszed 6 percent and for DK 4 percent. It was 2 percent each for LMP, Momentum and MKKP and 1 percent for Mi Hazank.

Nezopont conducted the poll by asking 2,000 people in personal interviews.

Source and photo: MTI

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Support MH17 Truth: Four Years Ago. Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack. | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Support MH17 Truth: Four Years Ago. Machine Gun-Like Holes Indicate Shelling from a Military Aircraft. No Evidence of a Surface-to-Air Missile Attack. | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

17-07-18 06:46:00,

Su-25 aircraft

More lies prevail with regard to MH17. Recent press reports quoting the Dutch Safety Board’s October 2015 final report point to “a surface-to-air missile [which] exploded near the left side of the passenger plane bringing down the aircraft.”

Although the Dutch report concluded that the Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile with a 9N314M warhead brought down the Boeing 777, it did not mention which side was responsible for firing the missile…  (International Business Times, March 8, 2016

The evidence presented in this Global Research article (below) first published on July 31, 2014 contradicts the report of the Dutch Safety Board and provides evidence:  

The evidence amply confirms that Malaysian Airlines MH17 was not brought down by a surface to air missile. It was brought down by military aircraft. 

The West continues to accuse Russia and the Donbass separatists of having brought down the plane with a surface to air missile. IT’S A LIE. The Dutch investigation has been twisted. 

UPDATE, August 7, 2016

Washington’s agenda in liaison with the Kiev regimes is to blame Russia. In recent developments (August 3, 2016), Ukraine president Poroshenko has visited Malaysia for discussions with Prime Minister Razak Najib:

“Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Malaysia will work with Ukraine to bring the perpetrators to justice. “We will do whatever we can to find the truth for the sake of families who lost their loved ones in this tragic incident. “We are waiting for the criminal investigation report, which is expected to be tabled by the year-end, followed by a meeting to decide on the next course of action,” said Najib.(New Straits Times, August 4, 2016)

The evidence available in September 2014 –including a BBC report which the BBC decided to suppress– refutes the official story. 

As we recall, the alleged role of Russia in bringing down the plane was used as a justification to implement the economic sanctions regime against Moscow. Although not explicitly mentioned by the Dutch investigators, Moscow remains the “main suspect” in this twisted and fraudulent investigation, which will no doubt be the object of a new gush of media lies and distortions.

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Support constructive, responsible, realistic disobedience in Greece. Support DiEM25’s new political party in Greece

Support constructive, responsible, realistic disobedience in Greece. Support DiEM25’s new political party in Greece

12-02-18 01:04:00,

For two years now, DiEM25 has been preserving the spirit of the Greek Spring of 2015 across Europe. Now, as we are preparing to present our progressive program to Europeans across the Union, via the ballot box, the time has come to found the Greek DiEM25 affiliate political party that will return the spirit of the Greek Spring to the country that gave birth to it.

On March 26, DiEM25 members will gather in Athens to constitute ourselves as a political party that participates in European, national and local elections — but also as an indivisible part of the transnational, radical europeanist movement DiEM25.

The party will start its life with thousands of committed volunteer activists across Greece. With a set of realistic proposals to make Greece’s social economy viable again, that is embedded in DiEM25’s European New Deal. And with the support of progressive international figures like Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach and Brian Eno. And of course the involvement of key Greek political players like Yanis Varoufakis who believe passionately that, despite what the Establishment says, there is an alternative to Greece’s — and Europe’s — current impasse.

But all electoral actions cost money. And unlike our Establishment opponents and incumbents, DiEM25 rejects corporate and institutional funding. This means we are beholden only to you and the principles and ideals we share.

Your contribution, no matter how small, will help establish DiEM25 in Greece — Ground Zero of the Eurocrisis, and bring about the change that Greece and Europe desperately needs!

Can you help make it happen? To contribute, click here.
If you are a member and have still not voted for the party’s name and aspirations, please do now. One day left! Click here (and scroll down to the Greek Electoral Wing vote)  » Lees verder