Americans have been paying taxes to disenfranchise themselves, as government agencies and subcontractors undertake a massive digital blacklisting project
I cannot wait for this drop, Matt. You are one of a very few real journalists left who has managed to keep me sane in an otherwise scary, sad, 1984ish time. And whether it is because they are all evil or just ignorantly malevolent, it makes no difference. This is virtually the opposite of what the US is supposed to be and stand for.
Go for it and I hope there is no one left standing when you are done.
This is so big I don’t know how to feel. Who is governing us? What methods do we have to communicate with same? What is democracy?
Pulling on this thread is unsettling, especially when the “media class” has such confidence in their pronouncements and so smug when dealing with their detractors.
I was a happier fellow when I could believe I lived in a democracy. And Harelson is right. Vaccine mandates are unjust and authoritarian. The problem is that the majority of educated people—seemingly the more educated, the worse it is—refuse to see our perilous predicament for what it is and continue to love Big Brother. There is no hope—to take back Obama’s favorite word—if there is no organized resistance to this Gulag they are constructing around us.
I read some of the abuse you take on Twitter. We appreciate what you do. By exposing the truth, you are doing more to help our country than most of our politicians. Please don't be distracted or discouraged by the haters!
Just fucking wow. Just overnight I was thinking about McCarthy’s Hollywood blacklist, which cast a cloud over an entire decade. Now we have solid evidence of hundreds, maybe thousands, of similar BS blacklists, being created and used *by our own government* to nudge the populace in whatever direction it so chooses.
This is exponentially bigger than Watergate.
I've been following the Twitter Files from the very beginning and read every thread and unfortunately, people still don't know about it or think what's happened is not a problem. With every revelation, I think, "This is it! This will finally break through!" And it doesn't. It's getting depressing. I'm right of center and am disheartened that my liberal friends (the few who still talk to me) think that censoring people and ideas is okay because those ideas are "dangerous." All the areas I used to find common ground (i.e. censorship, free speech) is disappearing.
Thanks again for an illuminating article. I take exception with only one comment regarding whether the GEC abuse was by "malfunction or design." After all we've seen the safe bet is design. I am bothered about the line about this "may" tarnish Obama's legacy. I think it quite clearly does, as does the whole russiagate affair. He was president when all this started.
"The notion that there was some kind of shared rhetorical playbook just seemed too fanciful to believe. While the messages did not exactly repeat each other, they certainly rhymed."
I can't think of a better description of the response to Woody Harrelson's SNL monologue where everyone from Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair to MSNBC all described Harrelson as some version of "a stoner spreading anti-vax conspiracy theories."
Yep, Woody's 30 second joke, where he didn't mention vaccines or Big Pharma even once, needed an immediate full court press of MSM smear. The speed that the MSM came to Big Pharma's defense, like it was a damsel in distress, couldn't have illustrated Woody's "They bought the media" line any better.
I'm not seeing any difference between a 21st century pseudo liberal and a Scientologist. Scientologists have their suppressives who they smear & attack while 21st century pseudo libs have their conspiracy theorists/anti-vaxxers/domestic terrorists/MAGA-ists/Trumpers/right wingers/Nazis/QAnon-er who they smear & attack.
I don't think it is even remotely possible to see the DNC & their loyal quislings as anything other than a cult.
If you haven't been subpoenaed by congress yet, you are gonna get subpoenaed.
“With an inference, you can smear, and with a smear, you can do damage.”
This so clearly encapsulates today’s discourse...
1. What happens when you are digitally blacklisted by these creeps? You can no longer post on Twitter? Or are you put on "double secret probation" by people grifting tax money?
2. This does seem like Joe McCarthy's "Here in my hand I have a list of communists . . ." when the page was blank. Political theater that has bad and real consequences for innocent Americans, who lost their jobs as Hollywood writers and in other professions?
John Stockwell, former CIA officer "running" Angola, commented that for decades before the "Smith Mundt Modernization Act", the CIA would regularly plant stories in friendly non-US media outlets, knowing that US media would pick up the story and publish. These stories were often entirely fabricated.
For that matter, according to Stockwell, the CIA routinely ignored Smith Mundt whenever it felt like it. Since the CIA spent decades hounding Stockwell, I suspect that he knew whereof he spoke.
For that matter, when I google the words "propagandizing US citizens", the first link I get is the "US Agency for Global Media", a US Government entity, link to "facts about Smith Mundy Modernization".
As a lifelong conservative, I am very surprised that I am currently getting my best information from the likes of Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, Nellie Bowles, Michael Shellenberger and Glenn Greenwald
Knowing that the deep state is little more than a malevolent jobs program makes all of this much worse.
“But paying taxes for the pleasure? This supertanker needs turning around.”
No, the supertanker need to be scuttled and sunk… to be replaced with a modern small and nimble yacht with a small and transparent mission to identify only foreign money working to both influence elections and corrupt politicians and government officials.
Then another larger yacht with a transparent mission to identify and root out politician and government official self-dealing, graft and conflicts of interest.
And lastly, a new regulation that prevents FBI and CIA ex employees from working in media, and also rules to revoke their security clearance.
Our government was hi-jacked quite some time ago.