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Democracy, the God That's Failing



– by #JeffDeist, #MisesInstitute



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When Professor Hans-Hermann #Hoppe made his famous argument against #democracy back in 2001, the notion that #voting was a lousy way to organize #society was still radical even among many #libertarians. Virtually everyone raised in a western country over the past century grew up hearing “democracy” used as a #synonym for #wonderful, #good, #just, and #valid. It takes a great deal of #unlearning to overcome this as an #adult, and to question the #wisdom of representative #government installed via democratic mechanisms.

Fast forward to 2017, however, and the case against democracy is being made right in front of our eyes. Witness #HillaryClinton, who not long ago gushed about our “sacred” right to vote — that is until her stupendous loss to #Trump. Today she clings to the specious #nonsense that the Russians somehow influenced our #election by planting stories and using #social-media, which if true would be an excellent #argument against #voting rights. If the natives are so easily duped by a few silly posts in their #Facebook feeds, why on earth is their vote meaningful or #sacred?

Other #progressives like #MichaelMoore demand that Trump be arrested, presumably for #treason. Left-leaning cable #news pundits openly call for Trump to #resign or be #impeached. #Mainstream newspapers wonder whether he’ll even finish his four-year term. The overwhelming message from the #media is that Trump is a disaster, an existential threat that must be stopped.

But it’s not just progressives questioning democratic outcomes. #Neoconservative #BillKristol tweets that he’d rather be governed by an #unaccountable #deep-state than Trump. Mild-mannered conservative moralist #DennisPrager, a #reasonable and #likeable right winger in my view, argues quite seriously that we are in the midst of a second #civil-war with those who simply reject their electoral #defeat. And the libertarianish jurist #RichardEpstein, writing for the somnambulant #HooverInstitution, unloads a #litany of #grievances against Trump that would make #BillMaher blush.

We should recall that as democratic elections go, Trump’s #victory was perfectly #legitimate. Nobody seriously challenges his margins in the key states of #Ohio, #Pennsylvania, #Wisconsin, and #Florida. Lamentations about #Clinton winning the so-called popular vote are #irrelevant and blatantly #partisan — the #ElectoralCollege is as much a part of the “rules” as having two #senators per state.

Meanwhile in the #UK, former #PrimeMinister #TonyBlair employs the language of #revolution in urging #Remain forces to “rise up” against #Brexit and overturn the #referendum in #Parliament. Never mind that #Blair is no longer an elected official and holds no #government office, never mind that both the referendum process and the Brexit vote were perfectly valid: he just doesn’t like the #results. His argument that #Leave voters had “imperfect knowledge” is both #hilarious and #disingenuous: voters always have imperfect #knowledge about candidates and policies prior to elections; pertinent new #information always comes to light after elections. If Blair thinks we can start overturning elections based on any degree of voter #ignorance, then I must suggest he begin with the vote in the House of Commons that made him #PM. And why does he, a #democrat, imagine some right to #overturn election results at all?

It’s time to call a spade a spade. All of this #angst hardly comports with our supposed #reverence for #democracy. Again, Trump handily and fairly won a democratic election just three months ago. If he’s the #devil, a wrecking ball that cannot be stopped by the other branches of government, then our entire constitutional system and its democratic mechanisms are defective. Why doesn’t the #neverTrump movement take its arguments to their #logical #conclusion, and insist an electorate that would install Donald Trump never be allowed to #vote again or have any say in organizing society?

The reality is becoming clear, even as it remains uncomfortable for many: democracy is a #sham that should be opposed by all liberty-loving people. Voting and elections confer no #legitimacy whatsoever on any government, and …

https://mises.org/blog/democracy-god-thats-failing

#Liberty #Freedom #Libertarianism #Anarchism #Democracy

Democracy, the God That's Failing

When Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe made his famous argument against democracy back in 2001, the notion that voting was a lousy way to organize society was still radical even among many libertarians.
 

Democracy, the God That's Failing



– by #JeffDeist, #MisesInstitute



Immagine/foto

When Professor Hans-Hermann #Hoppe made his famous argument against #democracy back in 2001, the notion that #voting was a lousy way to organize #society was still radical even among many #libertarians. Virtually everyone raised in a western country over the past century grew up hearing “democracy” used as a #synonym for #wonderful, #good, #just, and #valid. It takes a great deal of #unlearning to overcome this as an #adult, and to question the #wisdom of representative #government installed via democratic mechanisms.

Fast forward to 2017, however, and the case against democracy is being made right in front of our eyes. Witness #HillaryClinton, who not long ago gushed about our “sacred” right to vote — that is until her stupendous loss to #Trump. Today she clings to the specious #nonsense that the Russians somehow influenced our #election by planting stories and using #social-media, which if true would be an excellent #argument against #voting rights. If the natives are so easily duped by a few silly posts in their #Facebook feeds, why on earth is their vote meaningful or #sacred?

Other #progressives like #MichaelMoore demand that Trump be arrested, presumably for #treason. Left-leaning cable #news pundits openly call for Trump to #resign or be #impeached. #Mainstream newspapers wonder whether he’ll even finish his four-year term. The overwhelming message from the #media is that Trump is a disaster, an existential threat that must be stopped.

But it’s not just progressives questioning democratic outcomes. #Neoconservative #BillKristol tweets that he’d rather be governed by an #unaccountable #deep-state than Trump. Mild-mannered conservative moralist #DennisPrager, a #reasonable and #likeable right winger in my view, argues quite seriously that we are in the midst of a second #civil-war with those who simply reject their electoral #defeat. And the libertarianish jurist #RichardEpstein, writing for the somnambulant #HooverInstitution, unloads a #litany of #grievances against Trump that would make #BillMaher blush.

We should recall that as democratic elections go, Trump’s #victory was perfectly #legitimate. Nobody seriously challenges his margins in the key states of #Ohio, #Pennsylvania, #Wisconsin, and #Florida. Lamentations about #Clinton winning the so-called popular vote are #irrelevant and blatantly #partisan — the #ElectoralCollege is as much a part of the “rules” as having two #senators per state.

Meanwhile in the #UK, former #PrimeMinister #TonyBlair employs the language of #revolution in urging #Remain forces to “rise up” against #Brexit and overturn the #referendum in #Parliament. Never mind that #Blair is no longer an elected official and holds no #government office, never mind that both the referendum process and the Brexit vote were perfectly valid: he just doesn’t like the #results. His argument that #Leave voters had “imperfect knowledge” is both #hilarious and #disingenuous: voters always have imperfect #knowledge about candidates and policies prior to elections; pertinent new #information always comes to light after elections. If Blair thinks we can start overturning elections based on any degree of voter #ignorance, then I must suggest he begin with the vote in the House of Commons that made him #PM. And why does he, a #democrat, imagine some right to #overturn election results at all?

It’s time to call a spade a spade. All of this #angst hardly comports with our supposed #reverence for #democracy. Again, Trump handily and fairly won a democratic election just three months ago. If he’s the #devil, a wrecking ball that cannot be stopped by the other branches of government, then our entire constitutional system and its democratic mechanisms are defective. Why doesn’t the #neverTrump movement take its arguments to their #logical #conclusion, and insist an electorate that would install Donald Trump never be allowed to #vote again or have any say in organizing society?

The reality is becoming clear, even as it remains uncomfortable for many: democracy is a #sham that should be opposed by all liberty-loving people. Voting and elections confer no #legitimacy whatsoever on any government, and …

https://mises.org/blog/democracy-god-thats-failing

#Liberty #Freedom #Libertarianism #Anarchism #Democracy

Democracy, the God That's Failing

When Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe made his famous argument against democracy back in 2001, the notion that voting was a lousy way to organize society was still radical even among many libertarians.
 

Entrenched Industries In Panic As Vegan Market Soars



With veganism breaking growth and sales records all over the World, we explore the ways in which industry is pushing back

https://youtu.be/gl9d7dl0HVE

#Veganism is taking off in a big way.

That’s not an opinion. That’s fact. More people—everywhere—are becoming #vegan.

Let’s start in the #UK. There are now 350% more vegans compared to a decade ago. This is reflected in burgeoning #industries in many sectors. Just take the #food industry—where plant based product sales are up 1,500%.

Rarely does a day go by without new vegan options coming out. For example, #supermarket giant Sainsbury’s recently launched a new line of vegan #cheese, which exceeded expected #sales by 300%.

Elsewhere, for example in #Australia, #Germany, #Russia and the #US, similar trends have emerged. The “Try Vegan This January” campaign #Veganuary just broke records too, as did the number of people searching for ‘vegan’ on Google.

But there has been a twist. Because as people are adopting veganism more and more, there has been a #pushback from industry. Corporate leaders, clearly feeling threatened, are pressuring #lawmakers to nip this trend in the bud.

In the US, many states have passed what are known as #ag-gag bills. These laws make it a #felony to do something as seemingly trivial as taking a picture of a suffering #pig in a factory farm. And why? Because it’s a threat to #profits.



‍Ag gag laws can criminalize people for exposing farmed animal lives

And what’s worse? It’s happening in Australia, too. Their new Biosecurity Bill dubbed the Australian “ag-gag” legislation hands power to law enforcement officials, allowing them to prosecute #whistleblowers revealing the practices of corporate-sanctioned animal rights abusers.

This attempt to stifle dissent, along with the vast #livestock #subsidies designed to keep #meat, #dairy and #eggs cheap for consumers, shows just how entrenched the animal agriculture industries are. The US dairy industry, for example, is currently pleading with congress to pressure the FDA to issue a ruling that #plant-based #milk can’t be called “milk”.

BBC’s latest “clean eating” documentary is another case in point. The programme, by many accounts, provided a biased representation of the benefits of plant based nutrition under the guise of educating the public about popular diets.

It may be no surprise that it later transpired that the presenter’s funding source was Helmholz Alliance, which is connected with Sanofi Aventis #Pharmaceuticals, the fifth largest #drug #company in the World.

Sanofi is the maker of some of the most popular #diabetes drugs on the market, #Lantus and the newly-released #Toujeo. They also produce a host of drugs to treat #cardiovascular #disease. Both diseases, incidentally, can be effectively treated, and even reversed, with a plant-based #diet.

The conflicts of interest are not always obvious, but they certainly exist. As Nelson Campbell, founder of Plant Pure, Inc. last week said:
_“The power of industry is enormous… their collusion with #academia, #media and #government runs deep.”_

The harm caused as a result of this industry influence cannot be overstated. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, amazon destruction, species extinction, ocean dead zones, antibiotic resistance and the inefficient feeding of a growing population.

So, why is there not more awareness of the detrimental effects? Especially given that meat, dairy and eggs are completely unnecessary for optimal #health, and are among the to chronic disease.__

Put simply, __there is a network of industries and institutions that coexist, embedding themselves in society, and they have a vested interest in holding back veganism
. They mutually benefit each other, habituating into us food habits that cause great harm.

Unless we question the false bedrock assumptions about the role of animal products—that, for example we need meat, dairy and eggs for #protein—and rid ourselves of our archaic #status-quo attitudes—that things will never change—animal #exploitation will be perpetuated and the health of our planet and it’s people undermined.

But there is hope. The animal agriculture industry and mainstream media no longer control the messages. Due to the Internet, new communication pathways are now available.

We have an amazing opportunity to change the World. Lets not be confused by the #establishment agenda that too easily diverts, nor demoralized when their power feels too strong. Stand up, speak up, and I promise...

__you will be on the right side of history.__



#FoodIndustry #plant-based #VeganCheese #Gary #ag-gag-bill #bills #politics #politicians #lobby #FactoryFarm #BBC #CleanEating #HelmholzAlliance #SanofiAventis #SanofiAventisPharmaceuticals #climate #ClimateChange #AmazonDestruction #species #SpeciesExtinction #OceanDeadZones #AntibioticResistance

Entrenched Industries In Panic As Vegan Market Soars

With veganism breaking growth and sales records all over the World, we explore the ways in which industry is pushing back
 

Entrenched Industries In Panic As Vegan Market Soars



With veganism breaking growth and sales records all over the World, we explore the ways in which industry is pushing back

https://youtu.be/gl9d7dl0HVE

#Veganism is taking off in a big way.

That’s not an opinion. That’s fact. More people—everywhere—are becoming #vegan.

Let’s start in the #UK. There are now 350% more vegans compared to a decade ago. This is reflected in burgeoning #industries in many sectors. Just take the #food industry—where plant based product sales are up 1,500%.

Rarely does a day go by without new vegan options coming out. For example, #supermarket giant Sainsbury’s recently launched a new line of vegan #cheese, which exceeded expected #sales by 300%.

Elsewhere, for example in #Australia, #Germany, #Russia and the #US, similar trends have emerged. The “Try Vegan This January” campaign #Veganuary just broke records too, as did the number of people searching for ‘vegan’ on Google.

But there has been a twist. Because as people are adopting veganism more and more, there has been a #pushback from industry. Corporate leaders, clearly feeling threatened, are pressuring #lawmakers to nip this trend in the bud.

In the US, many states have passed what are known as #ag-gag bills. These laws make it a #felony to do something as seemingly trivial as taking a picture of a suffering #pig in a factory farm. And why? Because it’s a threat to #profits.



‍Ag gag laws can criminalize people for exposing farmed animal lives

And what’s worse? It’s happening in Australia, too. Their new Biosecurity Bill dubbed the Australian “ag-gag” legislation hands power to law enforcement officials, allowing them to prosecute #whistleblowers revealing the practices of corporate-sanctioned animal rights abusers.

This attempt to stifle dissent, along with the vast #livestock #subsidies designed to keep #meat, #dairy and #eggs cheap for consumers, shows just how entrenched the animal agriculture industries are. The US dairy industry, for example, is currently pleading with congress to pressure the FDA to issue a ruling that #plant-based #milk can’t be called “milk”.

BBC’s latest “clean eating” documentary is another case in point. The programme, by many accounts, provided a biased representation of the benefits of plant based nutrition under the guise of educating the public about popular diets.

It may be no surprise that it later transpired that the presenter’s funding source was Helmholz Alliance, which is connected with Sanofi Aventis #Pharmaceuticals, the fifth largest #drug #company in the World.

Sanofi is the maker of some of the most popular #diabetes drugs on the market, #Lantus and the newly-released #Toujeo. They also produce a host of drugs to treat #cardiovascular #disease. Both diseases, incidentally, can be effectively treated, and even reversed, with a plant-based #diet.

The conflicts of interest are not always obvious, but they certainly exist. As Nelson Campbell, founder of Plant Pure, Inc. last week said:
_“The power of industry is enormous… their collusion with #academia, #media and #government runs deep.”_

The harm caused as a result of this industry influence cannot be overstated. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, amazon destruction, species extinction, ocean dead zones, antibiotic resistance and the inefficient feeding of a growing population.

So, why is there not more awareness of the detrimental effects? Especially given that meat, dairy and eggs are completely unnecessary for optimal #health, and are among the to chronic disease.__

Put simply, __there is a network of industries and institutions that coexist, embedding themselves in society, and they have a vested interest in holding back veganism
. They mutually benefit each other, habituating into us food habits that cause great harm.

Unless we question the false bedrock assumptions about the role of animal products—that, for example we need meat, dairy and eggs for #protein—and rid ourselves of our archaic #status-quo attitudes—that things will never change—animal #exploitation will be perpetuated and the health of our planet and it’s people undermined.

But there is hope. The animal agriculture industry and mainstream media no longer control the messages. Due to the Internet, new communication pathways are now available.

We have an amazing opportunity to change the World. Lets not be confused by the #establishment agenda that too easily diverts, nor demoralized when their power feels too strong. Stand up, speak up, and I promise...

__you will be on the right side of history.__



#FoodIndustry #plant-based #VeganCheese #Gary #ag-gag-bill #bills #politics #politicians #lobby #FactoryFarm #BBC #CleanEating #HelmholzAlliance #SanofiAventis #SanofiAventisPharmaceuticals #climate #ClimateChange #AmazonDestruction #species #SpeciesExtinction #OceanDeadZones #AntibioticResistance

Entrenched Industries In Panic As Vegan Market Soars

With veganism breaking growth and sales records all over the World, we explore the ways in which industry is pushing back
 
[...] _we do this in recognition that attacks on the press freedom of any media outlets — even Globo and Folha — pose a threat to everyone’s press freedoms._

#media #press #freespeech #democracy #freddomofspeech #Brazil #Temer

Brazil’s Two Largest Newspapers Forced by President and Judge to Delete Reporting; We’re Publishing It Here

In defense of the right of media outlets to report free of state censorship.
 
[...] _we do this in recognition that attacks on the press freedom of any media outlets — even Globo and Folha — pose a threat to everyone’s press freedoms._

#media #press #freespeech #democracy #freddomofspeech #Brazil #Temer

Brazil’s Two Largest Newspapers Forced by President and Judge to Delete Reporting; We’re Publishing It Here

In defense of the right of media outlets to report free of state censorship.
 

Errors From The Press Are Piling Up In The Opening Weeks Of The Trump Administration


The mistakes have not just been from newer liberal news outlets such The Huffington Post or BuzzFeed, but from legacy media like Reuters, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/04/errors-from-the-press-are-piling-up-in-the-opening-weeks-of-the-trump-administration/

#media #bias #msm #trump #fakenews
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/04/errors-from-the-press-are-piling-up-in-the-opening-weeks-of-the-trump-administration/
 

Errors From The Press Are Piling Up In The Opening Weeks Of The Trump Administration


The mistakes have not just been from newer liberal news outlets such The Huffington Post or BuzzFeed, but from legacy media like Reuters, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/04/errors-from-the-press-are-piling-up-in-the-opening-weeks-of-the-trump-administration/

#media #bias #msm #trump #fakenews
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/04/errors-from-the-press-are-piling-up-in-the-opening-weeks-of-the-trump-administration/
 

President Trump To Start Investigation Of Voter Fraud, California Deletes Data On Illegals ###



First, President Trump announces an investigation into voter fraud:
President Donald Trump could sign an executive order or presidential memorandum initiating an investigation into voter fraud as early as Thursday, a senior administration official tells CNN. The investigation would be carried out through the Department of Justice. The move would expand on Trump’s interest in the unproven claims he has made since November’s election alleging millions of illegal votes were cast, without citing any evidence.

“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets Wednesday morning.

And immediately, California does this:

A senior level IT source within the California Department of Motor Vehicles has informed CTH within the past 48 hours California officials have instructed DMV data programmers to remove the internal coding flags for the drivers licenses of illegal aliens in California.

As you might be aware, California passed a law known as AB60 authorizing illegal aliens to receive drivers licenses throughout the state. Within the administrative functions of the state DMV database a designation code known as “AB60 code” was created to flag those specific licenses as containing “Federal Limits Apply”.

If there are 20 million illegal immigrants, and 13% of them admit that they vote, then there are 2.6 million guaranteed illegal votes out there based on minimal numbers, and they were not for Donald Trump. If only one in two law breaking illegal immigrants admit it, there may be over five million illegal votes, just by illegals, ignoring organized fraud by Democrats.

I think Trump is trying to train the media. First he identifies issues which the media thinks they are able to bully him into submission on. Then he says something about it which he is sure the media will assume they can destroy him with. Then when the media takes the bait, Trump goes all in, in a way nobody would ever have the balls to go in.

Nobody would ever have believed any Republican politician would take an honest look at voter fraud. From the media’s perspective, they could portray Trump as deluded about the idea illegals were voting, Cuckservative Republicans would rally around the media, and Trump would look like a fool.

Now, by going all in, Trump will make everyone who opposed him look irresponsible, uninformed, and disloyal to America, even as he secures an additional 3 or 4% vote total for himself in his reelection.

He is beyond a doubt the most incredible President I think any of us will ever see in our lifetimes, from his manipulation of the media, to the real changes he will enact.

Imagine how terrified the cucks who oppose him are, watching their cluelessness demonstrated on a daily basis.

http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/president-trump-to-start-investigation-of-voter-fraud-california-deletes-data-on-illegals/

#AnonymousConservative #3Dchess #Fraud #VoterFraud #MSM #Media #Cucks #California #Trump #MAGA #rKselectionTheory

Trump considers executive order on voter fraud

President Donald Trump could sign an executive order or presidential memorandum initiating an investigation into voter fraud as early as Thursday, a senior administration official tells CNN. The investigation would be carried out through the Department of Justice.
 

President Trump To Start Investigation Of Voter Fraud, California Deletes Data On Illegals ###



First, President Trump announces an investigation into voter fraud:
President Donald Trump could sign an executive order or presidential memorandum initiating an investigation into voter fraud as early as Thursday, a senior administration official tells CNN. The investigation would be carried out through the Department of Justice. The move would expand on Trump’s interest in the unproven claims he has made since November’s election alleging millions of illegal votes were cast, without citing any evidence.

“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets Wednesday morning.

And immediately, California does this:

A senior level IT source within the California Department of Motor Vehicles has informed CTH within the past 48 hours California officials have instructed DMV data programmers to remove the internal coding flags for the drivers licenses of illegal aliens in California.

As you might be aware, California passed a law known as AB60 authorizing illegal aliens to receive drivers licenses throughout the state. Within the administrative functions of the state DMV database a designation code known as “AB60 code” was created to flag those specific licenses as containing “Federal Limits Apply”.

If there are 20 million illegal immigrants, and 13% of them admit that they vote, then there are 2.6 million guaranteed illegal votes out there based on minimal numbers, and they were not for Donald Trump. If only one in two law breaking illegal immigrants admit it, there may be over five million illegal votes, just by illegals, ignoring organized fraud by Democrats.

I think Trump is trying to train the media. First he identifies issues which the media thinks they are able to bully him into submission on. Then he says something about it which he is sure the media will assume they can destroy him with. Then when the media takes the bait, Trump goes all in, in a way nobody would ever have the balls to go in.

Nobody would ever have believed any Republican politician would take an honest look at voter fraud. From the media’s perspective, they could portray Trump as deluded about the idea illegals were voting, Cuckservative Republicans would rally around the media, and Trump would look like a fool.

Now, by going all in, Trump will make everyone who opposed him look irresponsible, uninformed, and disloyal to America, even as he secures an additional 3 or 4% vote total for himself in his reelection.

He is beyond a doubt the most incredible President I think any of us will ever see in our lifetimes, from his manipulation of the media, to the real changes he will enact.

Imagine how terrified the cucks who oppose him are, watching their cluelessness demonstrated on a daily basis.

http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/president-trump-to-start-investigation-of-voter-fraud-california-deletes-data-on-illegals/

#AnonymousConservative #3Dchess #Fraud #VoterFraud #MSM #Media #Cucks #California #Trump #MAGA #rKselectionTheory

Trump considers executive order on voter fraud

President Donald Trump could sign an executive order or presidential memorandum initiating an investigation into voter fraud as early as Thursday, a senior administration official tells CNN. The investigation would be carried out through the Department of Justice.
 
#NWO




‘Left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America has been quietly working with social media giant #Facebook to combat what the group describes as “ #propaganda ” and “fake news,” internal documents reveal.

#Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year.

“We’ve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions,” the group said in a briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at the conference.’

#people don`t #care !
 
#NWO




‘Left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America has been quietly working with social media giant #Facebook to combat what the group describes as “ #propaganda ” and “fake news,” internal documents reveal.

#Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year.

“We’ve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions,” the group said in a briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at the conference.’

#people don`t #care !
 
#NWO




‘Left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America has been quietly working with social media giant #Facebook to combat what the group describes as “ #propaganda ” and “fake news,” internal documents reveal.

#Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year.

“We’ve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions,” the group said in a briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at the conference.’

#people don`t #care !
 
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Change the System



Trust in “institutions” defined as governments, corporations, NGO’s and media have all declined in 2016 to trust “lows” that are similar to those during the 2008/2009 financial crisis (without a precipitous event this year, like we had in ‘08).

85% of survey respondents indicated they believe that the aforementioned institutions do not have their best interests in mind, and that they don’t trust in “the system”.

Governments are distrusted in 75% of countries.

https://anon.to/F9SNCS

#trust #distrust #governments #corporations #NGO’s #media #institutions #interests #system #thesystem #fuckthesystem #change #monetary #monetarychange #monetaryreform #reform
 

In case there are still some people who believe #Russia #hacked #DNC servers and gave emails to #Wikileaks



#CIA #FBI lack #credibility #Trump #Clinton #election #freedom #truth vs #propaganda #media #lies

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Have No Clothes

The significance of the above cannot be overstated. U.S. intelligence agencies, like so many other national institutions, have lost nearly all credibility in the eyes of the American public. The list is long, but includes economists, politicians, the mainstream media, central bankers, the financial system, and a lot more. The loss in credibility is well deserved and has nothing to do with Russia. Rather, it’s a function of a disastrous 21st century outcome for U.S. citizens both at home and abroad.
 

Mainstream Media fall for Trump piss story, that was a 4chan prank!



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With just ten days to go before he is sworn in as #America’s forty-fifth #president, the #political #establishment went nuclear on President-elect #DonaldTrump Tuesday with a double-barreled blast of “leaked” “intelligence” reports by #CNN and #BuzzFeed.

The documents contain explosive, but unverified, opposition research that alleges intel ties between Russia and Trump and also claims Russia holds sexual blackmail material over Trump.

One of the most outrageous unconfirmed allegations in the report claims the Russians recorded Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room previously occupied by President and Mrs. Barack Obama.

Now this… #Buzzfeed, #Cosmopolitan, and #CNN got played by #4Chan.

According to the “leaked” “intelligence” documents: Trump disliked Obama so much that he hired two Russian hookers to piss on a bed that Obama slept on in Russia.

And the #liberal #media ran with this! Seriously?

The original story was created by 4Chan user.

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According to #4Chan these documents were created by a 4Chan user and sent to #anti-Trumper #RickWilson knowing he would act on this tip:

4Chan discussed this tonight:
  • Political hacks emailed documents to #NeverTrump jackass Rick Wilson about Trump making people piss on a bed.
  • Rick Wilson thought it was real and gave it to leftists at the CIA
  • The CIA of the USA put this in their official classified intelligence report on Russian involvement in the US election
  • Donald Trump and Obama were both given private sessions with the CIA to discuss this.
  • The CIA concluded that the Russians plan to blackmail Trump with this story we made up
The 4Chan users then link to this:
So they took what I told Rick Wilson and added a Russian spy angle to it.
They still believe it. Guys, they’re truly fucking desperate – there’s no remaining Trump scandal that’s credible.

Then there’s this… If these journalists were real journalists and not fake journalists then they would have found that the original documents did not conform to CIA or UK intelligence requirements. US or UK intelligence would never …

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/fake-news-buzzfeed-cnn-fall-trump-piss-story-4chan-prank/

#FakeNews #NotTheOnion #humor #lol #fun #fail #media #msm #mainstreammedia

Enligsh Media (archived links): The Guardian

German Media (archived links): Spiegel · ARD · Handelsblatt · Huffington Post · Welt · Bild · Zeit · FAZhttp://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/fake-news-buzzfeed-cnn-fall-trump-piss-story-4chan-prank/
 

In case there are still some people who believe #Russia #hacked #DNC servers and gave emails to #Wikileaks



#CIA #FBI lack #credibility #Trump #Clinton #election #freedom #truth vs #propaganda #media #lies

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Have No Clothes

The significance of the above cannot be overstated. U.S. intelligence agencies, like so many other national institutions, have lost nearly all credibility in the eyes of the American public. The list is long, but includes economists, politicians, the mainstream media, central bankers, the financial system, and a lot more. The loss in credibility is well deserved and has nothing to do with Russia. Rather, it’s a function of a disastrous 21st century outcome for U.S. citizens both at home and abroad.
 

Did #Media Literacy Backfire?



source: https://points.datasociety.net/did-media-literacy-backfire-7418c084d88d
Now think about what this means for #Pizzagate. Across this country, major news outlets went to great effort to challenge conspiracy reports that linked John #Podesta and Hillary Clinton to a child trafficking ring supposedly run out of a pizza shop in Washington, DC. Most people never heard the conspiracy stories, but their ears perked up when the mainstream press went nuts trying to debunk these stories. For many people who distrust “liberal” media and were already primed not to trust #Clinton, the abundant reporting suggested that there was something to investigate.

Most people who showed up to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria to see for their own eyes went undetected. But then a guy with a gun decided he “wanted to do some good” and “rescue the children.” He was the first to admit that “the intel wasn’t 100%,” but what he was doing was something that we’ve taught people to do — question the information they’re receiving and find out the #truth for themselves.

#news #mainstream #problem #education #press #journalism #conspiracy #politics

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Mainstream Media fall for Trump piss story, that was a 4chan prank!



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With just ten days to go before he is sworn in as #America’s forty-fifth #president, the #political #establishment went nuclear on President-elect #DonaldTrump Tuesday with a double-barreled blast of “leaked” “intelligence” reports by #CNN and #BuzzFeed.

The documents contain explosive, but unverified, opposition research that alleges intel ties between Russia and Trump and also claims Russia holds sexual blackmail material over Trump.

One of the most outrageous unconfirmed allegations in the report claims the Russians recorded Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room previously occupied by President and Mrs. Barack Obama.

Now this… #Buzzfeed, #Cosmopolitan, and #CNN got played by #4Chan.

According to the “leaked” “intelligence” documents: Trump disliked Obama so much that he hired two Russian hookers to piss on a bed that Obama slept on in Russia.

And the #liberal #media ran with this! Seriously?

The original story was created by 4Chan user.

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According to #4Chan these documents were created by a 4Chan user and sent to #anti-Trumper #RickWilson knowing he would act on this tip:

4Chan discussed this tonight:
  • Political hacks emailed documents to #NeverTrump jackass Rick Wilson about Trump making people piss on a bed.
  • Rick Wilson thought it was real and gave it to leftists at the CIA
  • The CIA of the USA put this in their official classified intelligence report on Russian involvement in the US election
  • Donald Trump and Obama were both given private sessions with the CIA to discuss this.
  • The CIA concluded that the Russians plan to blackmail Trump with this story we made up
The 4Chan users then link to this:
So they took what I told Rick Wilson and added a Russian spy angle to it.
They still believe it. Guys, they’re truly fucking desperate – there’s no remaining Trump scandal that’s credible.

Then there’s this… If these journalists were real journalists and not fake journalists then they would have found that the original documents did not conform to CIA or UK intelligence requirements. US or UK intelligence would never …

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/fake-news-buzzfeed-cnn-fall-trump-piss-story-4chan-prank/

#FakeNews #NotTheOnion #humor #lol #fun #fail #media #msm #mainstreammedia

Enligsh Media (archived links): The Guardian

German Media (archived links): Spiegel · ARD · Handelsblatt · Huffington Post · Welt · Bild · Zeit · FAZhttp://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/fake-news-buzzfeed-cnn-fall-trump-piss-story-4chan-prank/
 

The mainstream media has been feeding the public manipulative and fake news all the time, but now "it was all Fakebook's fault".



As if the mainstream media didn't play a significant role in discrediting itself.



As if they were practicing some unbiased and morally superior form of journalism.



#trump #brexit #neoliberalism #media #hypocrisy #fascism #capitalism
 

Did #Media Literacy Backfire?



source: https://points.datasociety.net/did-media-literacy-backfire-7418c084d88d
Now think about what this means for #Pizzagate. Across this country, major news outlets went to great effort to challenge conspiracy reports that linked John #Podesta and Hillary Clinton to a child trafficking ring supposedly run out of a pizza shop in Washington, DC. Most people never heard the conspiracy stories, but their ears perked up when the mainstream press went nuts trying to debunk these stories. For many people who distrust “liberal” media and were already primed not to trust #Clinton, the abundant reporting suggested that there was something to investigate.

Most people who showed up to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria to see for their own eyes went undetected. But then a guy with a gun decided he “wanted to do some good” and “rescue the children.” He was the first to admit that “the intel wasn’t 100%,” but what he was doing was something that we’ve taught people to do — question the information they’re receiving and find out the #truth for themselves.

#news #mainstream #problem #education #press #journalism #conspiracy #politics

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Iceland at work to create the strongest media freedom laws in the world !



The IMMI -Icelandic Modern Media Initiative)-and the "Switzerland of bits" project

More on IMMI : https://en.immi.is/about-immi/vision/ #Iceland #IMMI #switzerlandofbits #security #freedom #internet #privacy #whistleblower #law #bigdata
#pirateparty #media #legislation
 

Cracking Down On Dissent: The U.S. Government Has Essentially Created A Ministry of Truth - YouTube


Obama's Recently-Signed National Defense Authorization Act Includes A 'Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act'. The Intercept's Alex Emmons Explains.. #us #neoliberalism #authoritarianism #democracy #media #surveilance #censorship #orwell
 
I've tried to explain before how the #BBC is extremely biased. Not necessarily left nor right, but pro-establishment. This story explains it far better than I ever could, with research to back it up and useful links.

BBC Caught Manipulating The News



Nobody with a questioning mind seriously expects impartiality from BBC News. Certainly not anyone who has followed its reporting on the National Health Service, Scottish independence, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn or a myriad of other important issues.

While some may believe that the corporation's failure to provide fair and balanced #journalism is a relatively recent phenomenon, many others will recognise that it stretches back many decades: coverage of the West's destruction of Libya in 2011; the invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003; Nato's war on the former Yugoslavia in 1999; genocidal UN sanctions against Iraq in the 1990s; the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91; the miners' strike in 1984-85; the Falklands War in 1982; and on and on.

Indeed, you can go all the way back to the early years of the BBC. During the May 1926 General Strike, just four years after the broadcaster was founded, the BBC bent over backwards to protect the government and oppose the striking workers. John Reith, the BBC's first general manager and later BBC Director-General, was under no illusions; this was not a time for 'objectivity' and 'neutrality'. With the strike underway, he wrote in his diary:
'They [i.e. the Cabinet] know they can trust us not to be really impartial.'

Despite grand documents, notably its much-trumpeted Royal Charter, and robotic PR statements about maintaining impartiality and independence, and being 'vigilant about our values', the reality is that BBC News reflects and upholds establishment values and priorities.

full story

#media #MSM #UK #bias

Media Lens - ‘Our Only Fear Was That He Might Pull His Punches’ – BBC Caught Manipulating The News

News analysis and media criticism
 

Talking Trash with CNN






#comic #humor #fun #lol #msm #mainstreammedia #media #fakenews #cnn #wolfblitzer #msnbc

GrrrGraphics on WordPress: Talking Trash with CNN (GrrrGraphics)

CNN has lost its collectivist mind. I still tune in on occasion to hear what the Hillary/Soros globalist station is saying. It’s always the same. They beat their anti-Trump drums loudly while sanct…
 
I've tried to explain before how the #BBC is extremely biased. Not necessarily left nor right, but pro-establishment. This story explains it far better than I ever could, with research to back it up and useful links.

BBC Caught Manipulating The News



Nobody with a questioning mind seriously expects impartiality from BBC News. Certainly not anyone who has followed its reporting on the National Health Service, Scottish independence, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn or a myriad of other important issues.

While some may believe that the corporation's failure to provide fair and balanced #journalism is a relatively recent phenomenon, many others will recognise that it stretches back many decades: coverage of the West's destruction of Libya in 2011; the invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003; Nato's war on the former Yugoslavia in 1999; genocidal UN sanctions against Iraq in the 1990s; the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91; the miners' strike in 1984-85; the Falklands War in 1982; and on and on.

Indeed, you can go all the way back to the early years of the BBC. During the May 1926 General Strike, just four years after the broadcaster was founded, the BBC bent over backwards to protect the government and oppose the striking workers. John Reith, the BBC's first general manager and later BBC Director-General, was under no illusions; this was not a time for 'objectivity' and 'neutrality'. With the strike underway, he wrote in his diary:
'They [i.e. the Cabinet] know they can trust us not to be really impartial.'

Despite grand documents, notably its much-trumpeted Royal Charter, and robotic PR statements about maintaining impartiality and independence, and being 'vigilant about our values', the reality is that BBC News reflects and upholds establishment values and priorities.

full story

#media #MSM #UK #bias

Media Lens - ‘Our Only Fear Was That He Might Pull His Punches’ – BBC Caught Manipulating The News

News analysis and media criticism
 
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