Once again, the establishment media has taken us down a diversionary path. The tragedy of Charlottesville, where two factions of the political spectrum clashed with deadly consequence, has dominated the headlines. President Donald Trump has been trounced for his response while former president Barack Obama is hailed and a tweet he sent out—a regurgitation of a quote by Nelson Mandala—has become the most-liked tweet in Twitter history
An endless series of stories—from the hyped threat of North Korea to the opioid crisis and ongoing culture war—dominate the news cycle while the nation slowly yet steadily disintegrates. “The one guaranteed source of doom is our broken financial system,” writes Charles Hugh Smith. “Anyone who thinks our toxic financial system is stable is delusional.”
Smith rightly points out the crises hyped by the establishment media “are not causes of discord: they are symptoms of the inevitable consequences of a toxic financial system that has broken our economy, our system of governance and our society.”
He places the blame for this on the financial class, the top 1/100th of 1%, that does not create wealth and prosperity for society as a whole, or invent and manufacture products and commodities beneficial to society, but rather deals in risk-based assets such as mortgages and student loans and spreads risk throughout the economy. “This is only possible in a financialized economy in which finance has become increasingly detached from the real-world economy,” he writes.
Real world industries in America have been systematically strip-mined and sent to the third world. In 1950, the manufacturing industry represented 30% of GDP. In 2010, that number was 10%. “The finance industry swelled as the rest of the economy weakened. The disproportionate growth of finance diverted income from labor to capital. Wall Street profits rose from less than 10% in 1982 to 40% of all corporate profits by 2003,” notes Mike Collins. The financial class has moved away from investing in product development and technology to shuffling money around for short-term monetary gain….
About 10 years ago, Tim Wu, the Columbia Law professor who coined the term network neutrality, made this prescient comment: “To love Google, you have to be a little bit of a monarchist, you have to have faith in the way people traditionally felt about the king.”
Wu was right. And now, Google has established a pattern of lobbying and threatening to acquire power. It has reached a dangerous point common to many monarchs: The moment where it no longer wants to allow dissent.
When Google was founded in 1998, it famously committed itself to the motto: “Don’t be evil.” It appears that Google may have lost sight of what being evil means, in the way that most monarchs do: Once you reach a pinnacle of power, you start to believe that any threats to your authority are themselves villainous and that you are entitled to shut down dissent. As Lord Acton famously said, “Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality.” Those with too much power cannot help but be evil. Google, the company dedicated to free expression, has chosen to silence opposition, apparently without any sense of irony.
In recent years, Google has become greedy about owning not just search capacities, video and maps, but also the shape of public discourse. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, Google has recruited and cultivated law professors who support its views. And as the New York Times recently reported, it has become invested in building curriculum for our public schools, and has created political strategy to get schools to adopt its products.
It is time to call out Google for what it is: a monopolist in search, video, maps and browser, and a thin-skinned tyrant when it comes to ideas.
Google is forming into a government of itself, and it seems incapable of even seeing its own overreach. We, as citizens, must respond in two ways. First, support the brave researchers and journalists who stand up to overreaching power; and second, support traditional antimonopoly laws that will allow us to have great, innovative companies — but not allow them to govern us.
– From Zephyr Teachout’s powerful arcticle: Google Is Coming After Critics in Academia and Journalism. It’s Time to Stop Them.
The mask has finally come off Google’s face, and what lurks underneath looks pretty evil.
2017 has represented a coming out party of sorts for Google and the control-freaks who run it. The company’s response to the James Damore controversy made it crystal clear that executives at Google are far more interested in shoving their particular worldview down the throats of the public, versus encouraging vibrant and lively debate. This is not a good look for the dominant search engine.
The creeping evilness of Google has been obvious for quite some time, but this troubling reality has only recently started getting the attention it deserves. The worst authoritarian impulses exhibited at the company appear to emanate from Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt, whose actions consistently seem to come from a very dark and unconscious place….
An investigative journalist has been interrogated by government national security forces and fired from her job for documenting and exposing covert CIA-NATO operations directly arming ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists- a covert operation involving NATO, CIA, U.S.-based Mega Arms Trafficker(s), a shady U.S. organization ran by well-known Deep State Players, and much more.
Watch this Newsbud exclusive breaking story and investigative report, including our exclusive interview with investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, a candid commentary by Sibel Edmonds, leaked documented evidence, and glaring direct connections to some of the biggest names and entities connected to the Deep State, and CIA-NATO Operation Gladio B.
Correction: At 2:05 Spiro stated Trud Newspaper was based in Belgium, Trud Newspaper is based in Bulgaria
The war of words between George Soros and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban is threatening to boil over after the billionaire philanthropist claimed Hungary is a ‘mafia state’ posing as a democracy.
“He [Orban] sought to frame his policies as a personal conflict between the two of us and has made me the target of his unrelenting propaganda campaign,” the Hungarian-born American financier said during his keynote address at the annual economic forum of the European Commission Thursday. …
Pot, meet kettle. Actually, pot meet industrial scale power plant boiler. Soros is the king of the mafia dons.
In less than a fortnight, more than 100,000 people have signed a petition accusing billionaire investor George Soros of sedition against the US, demanding that he and his affiliates be declared “domestic terrorists” and that his assets be seized.
The petition was initially launched on August 20 by “E.B.” on the White House petitions website. Since it reached the threshold of 100,000 signatures before the September 19 deadline, the White House will now have to provide a formal response.
The creators of the petition on the website ‘We the People’ say that Soros has “willfully” tried to “destabilize and otherwise commit acts of sedition against the United States and its citizens.” To achieve these goals, the author says, “Soros has created multiple organizations with a sole purpose is to apply Alinsky model terrorist tactics to destroy the US government.” …
It was unrealistic to think all the explosive information out there would be allowed to remain indefinitely. You’re going to kick yourself if you don’t save the stuff that’s important to you NOW. Firefox has video download plugins that work for vimeo and youtube. You might start with the videos in the reference section of this site.
We’ve been living through an unprecedented time of revelations. The net has ushered in a new enlightenment not unlike the invention of the printing press, but on steroids. And STILL most people are only now just beginning to wake up. When net freedom is gone, it will be a long hard winter. But the information that’s still available can be the seeds of a new civilization when spring arrives again. Save your seeds now.
YOUTUBE has been accused of censorship after introducing a controversial new policy designed to reduce the audience for videos deemed to be “inappropriate or offensive to some audiences”.
The Google-owned video site is now putting videos into a “limited state” if they are deemed controversial enough to be considered objectionable, but not hateful, pornographic or violent enough to be banned altogether….