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Covid Scam, NATO Wars, Green Extremism: The Tyrannical Trifecta From Hell, by Chuck Baldwin

We’re plagued by the malevolent schemes of those who want to rule the world. From Chuck Baldwin at lewrockwell.com:

Everyone feels it, but not everyone sees it: America’s greatest threat is not from Russia or China or from any other foreign government. America’s greatest threat is from our own government in Washington, D.C. When will the American people get that through their heads?

The globalist devils inside the Beltway manufactured and implemented the Covid scamdemic: the greatest act of tyranny inside U.S. borders since Lincoln invaded the South.

The globalist devils inside the beltway have turned Europe and the world into a giant military encampment with U.S. and NATO bases on the doorsteps of almost every country on the planet, which only incites nations to retaliate.

And the globalist devils inside the beltway have turned U.S. energy policies over to an extremist Green agenda that if fully implemented will turn the greatest nation to ever exist into a third world country. In fact, America is already headed in that direction.

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“Environmentalism” vs. Conservationism, by Eric Peters

Conservationism is just good sense. “Environmentalism” has become a trendy fad that encourages you to spend a lot of money on things like electric cars. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

 
 

Before there was “environmentalism” there was conservationism. The latter being about not wasting stuff. That it was better to save than to spend – for the “environment” as well as your wallet.

Conservationism lost out to “environmentalism” chiefly because there’s no money in the former as opposed to the latter. Or rather, less. That goes for carbon dioxide, too.

An example will suffice to make the point.

There is not much money – for the the car manufacturers, the insurance mafia and the government – in you keeping an older, paid-for car going. You are not making payments on the car. You are making smaller payments – in “premiums” and taxes – the insurance mafia and government.

This is why they want you out of your old car – and into a new EeeeeeeeeVeeeee.

The car companies are all-in because they see EeeeeeeeVeeeees as a way to end the problem (for them) of selling people a new car once every ten (or even 15 or twenty) years and there being an abundance of sound used vehicles available that enable many people to avoid ever having to buy a new car – rather than renting all of them a new EeeeeeeeeeVeeeeee, with payments made on it every month without end.

EeeeeeeeVeeeeees facilitate that goal because they are fundamentally disposable, like a smartphone. You get a new one every so often. Most people never own one. They pay the fee and they get to use one.

It is not very  . . . environmental.

Think of the landfills filled with throw-away smartphones – most of them not more than five years old. Contrast that with the hard-line wall phones that people used to have in their homes. These regularly lasted generations. If you were a kid in the ’60s or ’70s, it is probable the phone on the wall in the house you grew up in was still on the wall when you came back home to visit your parents in the ’90s. It is probably still on the wall, today.

Which is better for the “environment”?

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“A” Solution for the Masses Does not Exist: Perceived Reality Is in Fact Only Theatre, by Gary D. Barnett

If everyone ignores government to the fullest extent possible, it will far outweigh the government’s ability to compel compliance. From Gary D. Barnett at lewrockwell.com:

This subject is vitally important to understand, and few understand it. The talk of, and the incessant questions received by readers, all demanding to know the “single solution” to all of life’s ills, especially concerning the monstrous tyranny that has consumed this nation state and the world, are not only tiresome, but indicative of a total ignorance of what is actually going on today. The concentration by not only the mainstream, the alternative media, and the public herd, on every single false realty presented as fact, is exhaustive in nature, but telling of symptoms that belie any rational thought. This is troubling to be sure, but it is also extremely dangerous.

As I wrote in my previous article:

“As the “Great Reset” continues to roll forward, most of the media, including the alternative media, is very busy breaking down each and every part of the sub-plots, analyzing everything and every aspect of this plotted terror, and attempting to tackle each element in order to at some point in the far future, hopefully convince their masters to grant them some minor relief. “

“All this and more are meant only to allow the advancement of the “Great Reset,” without debate, or the proper scrutiny necessary to expose the lies that we are told every day. It is all a smoke screen used to hide, confuse, and divide the masses, so that each and every subplot takes enough energy away, and covers up the main agenda of global control enough, so that any honest assessment of the horrible plan to rule the world remains in the shadows. So long as this is the case, world domination by the few will continue to go forward, while the bulk of society fights among themselves, never understanding the scope of what is actually happening.”

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The Bill of Temporary Privileges, by Andrew P. Napolitano

The Fourth Amendment is a dead letter. From Andrew P. Napolitano at lewrockwell.com:

Earlier in the summer, the Director of National Intelligence, the data-gathering and data-concealing arm of the American intelligence community masquerading as the head of it, revealed that in 2021, the FBI engaged in 3.4 million warrantless electronic searches of Americans. This is a direct and profound violation of the right to privacy in “persons, houses, papers, and effects” guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment.

For the past 60 years, the Supreme Court has characterized electronic surveillance as a search that can only be conducted pursuant to a warrant issued by a judge based on probable cause of crime, which itself must be presented under oath to the judge. The warrant must specifically describe the place to be searched and the person or thing to be seized.

By failing to comply with these constitutional requirements, the FBI violated the natural and constitutionally protected right to be left alone of millions of Americans.

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Peering Into the Crystal Ball, We See… Instability Leading to Collapse, by Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is looking into the same crystal ball as SLL. From Smith at oftwominds.com:

We can only choose one: open, dynamic stability (evolution) or autocracy (instability and collapse).

When the fundamentals of life change, every organism must evolve or die. This is equally true of human organizations, societies and economies.

Evolution requires conserving what still works and experimenting until something comes along that works better. We call the fundamentals changing selective pressure and the process of experimenting with mutations / variations natural selection.

In genetic and epigenetics, this process is automatic. In human organizations, those in power influence the choice of what is conserved or replaced and what it’s replaced with. Those who benefit from the current arrangement will fight to conserve it as is, while those being weakened by selective pressure and those hoping to gain advantages with a new arrangement will fight for replacing the old with the new.

Longtime correspondent Ron G. recently shared an insightful economic characterization of this dynamic: wealth defense vs wealth creation. Those holding the system’s wealth have few incentives to risk changing the system, as those changes could undermine or erode their wealth. They have incentives to limit evolutionary forces that threaten their wealth as a means of defending their wealth.

Those who have lost wealth and those with little wealth have incentives to change the system to favor wealth creation.

We can describe the first as orthodoxy–evolution threatens the stability of the status quo, so limit evolution to the margins–and heretics being the second option that tosses out the status quo in favor of a more advantageous variation.

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The Justice Department Was Dangerous Before Trump. It’s Out of Control Now, Part Two, by Matt Taibbi

By putting a political vendetta above even a semblance of respect for the rule of law, the Department of Justice has created inestimable damage and destroyed its own reputation. From Matt Taibbi at taibbi.substack.com:

Part 2: Federal Prosecutors expand their War on Terror tactics in the Trump years, taking advantage of a historically unpopular target

Part One

Clockwise from top left: Andrew Giuliani after the raid on his father’s apartment, Steve Bannon en route to his contempt of Congress charge, beleaguered former Trump aide Rick Gates, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, former campaign manager Paul Manafort, former Trump adviser Peter Navarro

The reviled former president Donald Trump has become a giant media version of a Trojan Horse, inside which the Justice Department has assembled an army for a grand assault on civil liberties. The rout is already on.

In Trump-related cases, the DOJ has pushed the tactical envelope in all the same ways it has with other types of unpopular defendants over the years, only it’s done so with a disturbing (and perhaps correct) presumption that the public wants them to color outside the lines more than ever, and deal even more cruelly with targets. The DOJ has political winds at its back it lacked even in the early War on Terror days as it campaigns openly to replace an adversarial system with Judge Dredd style, guilty-when-charged, one-stop-shopping justice.

Not just the Justice Department but multiple federal enforcement agencies have cheated and bullied in countless cases involving the Orange One, without inspiring a whit of outrage from traditional civil liberties defenders.

Whether it’s the FBI lying to the FISA court to get authority to secretly spy on the obviously minor character Carter Page, or prosecutors falsely claiming Maria Butina sold sexual favors (inspiring countless headlines identifying her as a Red Sparrow-style prostitute-spy) before sending her off to solitary confinement for no reason, or sending undercover agents to spy on Michael Flynn when he went with Trump to a pre-election security briefing held by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (meaning, as Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz noted, the FBI was effectively spying on the ODNI’s office as well), or burying exculpatory reports from informants about everyone from Page to George Papadopoulous, falsely spreading rumors to journalists that Flynn had an affair with an Oxford PhD candidate, lying to journalists (and even congress) by claiming the release of the name of long-ago outed government source Stefan Halper could “risk lives,” and my personal favorite, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller arguing that obliging the defense’s right to discovery in a case against a Russian suspect “unreasonably risks the national security interests of the United States,” federal investigators have seemed almost proud of their indifference to due process in the last seven years.

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Unpacking the Apparent Trump-Hillary Double Standard: For Her, the FBI Helped Obstruct Its Own Investigation, by Paul Sperry

There’s been two sets of rules in Washington for many years. It’s not always partisan, it’s more an insider-outsider thing. From Paul Sperry at realclearwire.com:

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch obtained evidence that a computer contractor working under the direction of Hillary Clinton’s legal team destroyed subpoenaed records that the former secretary of state stored on a private email server she originally kept at her New York home, and then lied to investigators about it. Yet no charges were brought against Clinton, her lawyers, or her paid consultant.

The leniency accorded to Clinton contrasts with recent moves by Attorney General Merrick Garland to aggressively investigate former President Trump and his lawyers for allegedly obstructing investigators’ efforts to locate subpoenaed records at his Florida home. Legal experts say the apparent double standard may provide a useful defense for Trump and his legal team.

The treatment of Clinton included a deal with her defense team that required the FBI to, in effect, obstruct its own investigation. During its 2016 probe, the bureau agreed with her lawyers’ demands to destroy two laptop hard drives containing subpoenaed evidence immediately after searching for files on them. They did so while the information was still being sought by congressional investigators and even though the lawyers had served under Clinton at the State Department and were subjects of the FBI’s investigation. In fact, the laptops were theirs.

Long before it bowed to the request, the FBI suspected Clinton’s lawyers played hide-and-seek with evidence, making the concession that much more baffling.

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The Justice Department Was Dangerous Before Trump. It’s Out of Control Now, Part One, by Matt Taibbi

The Justice Department has become a partisan enforcer of laws that are never applied to the favored. Trump, of course, is not among the favored. From Matt Taibbi at taibbi.substack.com:

The current Trump investigation is just the latest chapter of a long-brewing civil liberties nightmare.

Clockwise from top left: The “Blind Sheikh,” attorney Lynne Stewart, singing Attorney General John Ashcroft, Enron defendant Ken Lay

On Monday, August 8, Justice Department officials spent nine hours raiding the Mar-a-Lago home of Donald Trump, carrying out 12 boxes of material. When criticism ensued, FBI spokespeople in wounded tones insisted the press eschew the harsh term “raid,” and use “execution of a search warrant” instead.

“Agents don’t like the word ‘raid,’ they don’t like it,” complained former assistant FBI counterintelligence director turned MSNBC analyst Frank Figliuzzi. He added with unintentional irony: “It sounds like it’s some sort of extrajudicial, non-legal thing.”

But it was a raid, as the surprisingly enormous number of people who’ve been on the business end of such actions since 9/11 will report. The state more and more now avails itself of a procedural trick that would have horrified everyone from Jefferson to to Potter Stewart to Thurgood Marshall. Investigating, say, one lawyer, prosecutors raid a whole firm, taking everything — emails, client files, cell phones and personal computers — then have a supposedly separate group of lawyers, called a “taint” or “filter” team, examine it all. In this way they learn the private details of hundreds or even thousands of clients in a shot, all people unrelated to the supposed case at hand.

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Killer Teslas, by Eric Peters

The amazing thing is how Tesla manages to skirt liability. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

Why is it that “speed” (and “guns”) “kill” but Teslas don’t?

Even though Teslas actually do.

No gun ever killed anyone. It took a person to do that. Speed never did, either. Rather, it was the impact with the deceased that did, caused by the loss-of-control of the vehicle – which can and does happen at any speed.

But Teslas actually do kill people. Two of them, just recently. In just one month. The first on July 7. The second a couple of weeks later, on the 24th. Both were motorcyclists. Each was struck from behind by a marauding Tesla driven by itself. Its driver asleep at the wheel – because that’s what Tesla’s “self-driving” technology encourages them to do. If you can’t fall asleep at the wheel in a “self-driving” car, why bother with a “self-driving car”? That would be like buying a boat that’s not safe to float.

Well, the two bikers are now asleep, too. Permanently.

If Teslas were guns, there would be calls to ban them. And these calls would be justified, since – unlike guns – Teslas not only have killed but will kill, again. How many is the only debatable point.

It is an inevitability of the technology – and the psychology.

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American Bolshevik Nightmare: Mike Lindell Waylaid by Feds, Phones Stolen, by Andrew Anglin

The Bolsheviks won’t be happen until they’ve obliterated every last vestige of civil liberties. From Andrew Anglin at unz.com:

Unfortunately for everyone, all of that stuff I said was going to happen is now happening. You’ll remember that I said all the way back in 2020 that:
  • The Democrats were going to steal the election if mass mail-in balloting was allowed
  • The Democrats would prosecute Donald Trump
  • The Democrats would abolish law and order
  • The Democrats would start a war with Russia
  • The Democrats would go full-Bolshevik and start intimidating, raiding, and ultimately just arresting the opposition

I said it, point by point, because it was completely obvious to me how this would all unfold. I don’t know why it wasn’t obvious to everyone if it was obvious to me.

It’s unclear why I am so on the ball. I don’t really feel like I’m special. But here we are – it’s all coming down.

After the FBI raid on Trump’s Florida home, a Congressman was waylaid by the FBI while on vacation with his family. Then, Joe Biden gave a speech declaring that he was a dictator, and would crush Trump supporters who he claims are trying to overthrow our democracy (our values).

Shortly thereafter, between 35 and 50 high profile Trump supporters were raided and/or subpoenaed.

This week, we found out that Trump’s PAC is under investigation for – you know, for whatever – they’re not really even trying to explain it. The media is just acting like this is all normal. It’s possible that the Trump supporters who were raided were raided in relation to the Trump PAC investigation, but Trump was raided for some confounding thing about secret documents, and the Congressman was raided over January 6.

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