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The ‘Invisible Hand’ has a “grip” on who?

Director at the Roosevelt Institute and a co-author with Joseph Stiglitz on the awful “Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy,” Mike Konczal has managed to turn out what appears tp be a brand new manifesto for ‘Beyond Progressivism.’ Quote from Amazon:

Health insurance, student loan debt, retirement security, child care, work-life balance, access to home ownership—these are the issues driving America’s current political debates. And they are all linked, as this brilliant and timely book reveals, by a single question: should we allow the free market to determine our lives?

I ponder: how does a “free market” – being free – “control our lives”? Rather, a free market, by definition, allows individuals to control their own lives without interference from policy-wonk oligarchs, government bureaucracies, and institutional influences. It turns out that the book is a trash heap of calls for social entitlements and pervasive government dependency. The Woke Era is not only upon us; it is going to rule us. Stephen Eide, in his book review, wrote this:

Mike Konczal wrote Freedom from the Market to promote socialism in America. Citing polls finding that over 60 percent of those between 18 and 24 would “prefer living in a socialist country,” Konczal wants young Americans to know they’re not alone. A proud American tradition of “decommodifying” essential goods and services has been around since the founding era. Throughout our history, Americans have believed that when it comes to the things people need—land, leisure-time, health care, a college degree—government should either provide them or “suppress” the free market’s control of them. History shows that socialism’s not un-American, but rather “American as apple pie.

I wonder if apple pie will be a part of the decommodification plan?

6:23 am on January 18, 2021

The New Wave of Communism: Critical Theory


Is the US facing Leninism 4.0, a new wave of Communism? That’s according to Dr. James Lindsay, author of the book Cynical Theories and an expert on critical theory and critical race theory. On today’s America Uncovered, he takes us through the evolution of thought from the Frankfurt School, to Antonio Gramsci, modern movements like Black Lives Matter, and what cultural Marxism could mean for freedom of speech.

Repressive Tolerance, by Herbert Marcuse

7:08 pm on January 17, 2021

Resources on the Nazis and the Occult

The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and their Influence on Nazi Ideology — Book by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

The Occult Roots of Nazism: The Ariosophists of Austria and Germany, 1890-1935 is a book by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke about Nazi occultism and Ariosophy, tracing some of its roots back to Esotericism in Germany and Austria between 1880 and 1945. The foreword is by Rohan Butler, who had written The Roots of National Socialism in the 1930s. The book is based on Goodrick-Clarke’s 1982 Ph.D. thesis The Ariosophists of Austria and Germany 1890-1935: Reactionary political fantasy in relation to social anxiety.

This book has been continually in print since its first publication in 1985, and has been translated into twelve languages, including French, Polish, Italian, Russian, Czech, German and Greek.

“The Supernatural Pseudoscience of Nazi Germany” — Michael Schulson article

“The Abusive Exploitation of the Human Religious Sentiment”: Michael Burleigh as Historian of “Political Religion” — Daniel J. Mahoney article

The Third Reich: A New History — Book by Michael Burleigh

Until recently there has been no up-to-date, one-volume, international history of Nazi Germany, despite its being among the most studied phenomena of our time. The Third Reich restores a broad perspective and intellectual unity to issues that have become academic subspecialties and offers a brilliant new interpretation of Hitler’s evil rule.

Filled with human and moral considerations that are missing from theoretical accounts, Michael Burleigh’s book gives full weight to the experience of ordinary people who were swept up in, or repelled by, Hitler’s movement and emphasizes international themes-for Nazi Germany appealed to many European nations, and its wartime conduct included efforts to dominate the Continental economy and involved gigantic population transfers and exterminations, recruitment of foreign labor, and multinational armies.

Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy — Documentary

Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy is a documentary on how Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime made use of ancient mysticism and occultism to win the war. The Nazi’s also used occult mind control techniques to brainwash Germans to perceive themselves as the master-race. Astrology, Reincarnation, a new blood religion. In this chilling yet fascinating glimpse at recent historical events, discover how Nazi beliefs were based on a perversion of ancient myths, pagan lore and the occult.

In their quest to create an Aryan super race, the Nazis left no myth or religion unexploited, using astrological forecasts to plan battles; pendulums to locate allied battleships; the prophesies of Nostradamus to frighten the Allies, and sacred symbols, such as Nordic runes, to inspire their warriors to battle. Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy explores the disturbing ways the Third Reich linked occult practices with political aims and created a reign of terror unparalleled in history.

The Occult History of the Third Reich – Part 1: The Enigma of the Swastika — Documentary

From the occult origins of the Nazi party to the death of Hitler in the flaming ruins of Berlin, the emergence of the doctrine of National Socialism took place in a dark and sinister world of rituals and beliefs.

The Occult History of the Third Reich – Part 2: SS Blood and Soil — Documentary

In the early 20th century, the young Adolf Hitler was just one of many German-speaking people attracted by a new Germanic mythology that combined ancient legends and esoteric cosmologies with cutting-edge theories of genetic science. In the hands of the Nazis, the result was a new ideology that saw racial purity as the key to human destiny.

This was a belief-system of arcane rituals and potent symbols, with the ancient swastika appropriated for the Nazi cause. By the time of the Third Reich, Hitler and the Nazis had evolved an entirely new faith, complete with holy book, venerated relics and a priestly elite in the form of Himmler’s SS. It was a religion based on obedience, power, and the cult of the leader, with Hitler himself conceived in Messianic terms.

The Occult History Of The Third Reich – Part 3: Adolf Hitler — Documentary 

Describe how this film investigates Hitler’s own occult beliefs, in particular the German mysticism of Guido von List and Jorg Lanz, as well as the tremendous impact on him of the anti-Semitic German composer Richard Wagner and how they informed his upbringing and his racist political beliefs.

The Occult History Of The Third Reich – Part 4: Himmler The Mystic — Documentary

The Nazi Gospels — Documentary

The Foundations of the 19th Century — Book by Houston Stewart Chamberlain

Chamberlain was extensively influenced by the anti-Semitic German composer Richard Wagner (he later married Wagner’s daughter Eva and in 1909 he moved to Bayreuth where he lived at the family’s famous home until his death in 1927).

It was in 1899 he published his greatest work, ‘Die Grundlagen des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts‘ (The foundations of the Nineteenth Century), a volume of over twelve hundred pages, in German.

Despite its length and difficulty it eventually sold over a quarter of a million copies, and, in the event, made its author a rich man.

The work was stupendous, both in its breadth of scholarship and its complexity of thought. It profoundly impacted and shaped both Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II and Adolf Hitler, both of whom he knew well.

The Myth of the 20th Century: An Evaluation of the Spiritual-Intellectual Confrontations of Our Age — Book by Alfred Rosenberg

Alfred Rosenberg’s The Myth of the 20th Century was the second most important book in Germany’s National Socialist Third Reich next to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf (My Struggle). The title is a homage to Chamberlain’s The Foundation of the 19th Century.

Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity — Book by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

The Spear of Destiny — Book by Trevor Ravenscroft

Trevor Ravenscroft’s 1973 book, The Spear of Destiny (as well as a later book, The Mark of the Beast), claims that Adolf Hitler started World War II in order to capture the spear (which legend claimed had pierced the side of Christ at Calvary)  with which he was obsessed. At the end of the war the spear came into the hands of US General George S. Patton. According to legend, losing the spear would result in death, and that was fulfilled when Hitler committed suicide and Patton died in a car accident in an army camp.

Ravenscroft repeatedly attempted to define the mysterious “powers” that the legend says the spear serves. He found it to be a hostile and evil spirit, which he sometimes referred to as the Antichrist, though that is open to interpretation. He never actually referred to the spear as spiritually controlled, but rather as intertwined with all of mankind’s ambitions. Several scholars have disputed Ravenscroft’s account as spurious.

The Occult and the Third Reich: The Mystical Origins of Nazism and the Search for the Holy Grail — Book by Jean-Michel Angebert

Crusade Against the Grail — Book by Otto Rahn

Otto Rahn was the real “Indiana Jones.”

Crusade Against the Grail is the daring book that popularized the legend of the Cathars and the Holy Grail. The first edition appeared in Germany in 1933 and drew upon Rahn’s account of his explorations of the Pyrenean caves where the heretical Cathar sect sought refuge during the thirteenth century. Over the years the book has been translated into many languages and exerted a large influence on such authors as Trevor Ravenscroft and Jean-Michel Angebert, but it has never appeared in English until now. Much as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to locate ancient Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the secret location of the Holy Grail. Rahn saw Parzival not as a work of fiction, but as a historical account of the Cathars and the Knights Templar and their guardianship of the Grail, a “stone from the stars.” The Crusade that the Vatican led against the Cathars became a war pitting Roma (Rome) against Amor (love), in which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the pure faith of the Cathars.

Otto Rahn was born in Michelstadt, Germany, in 1904. After earning his degree in philology in 1924, he traveled extensively to the caves and castles of southern France, researching his belief that the Cathars were the last custodians of the Grail. Induced by Himmler to become a member of the SS as a civilian archaeologist and historian, Rahn quickly grew disillusioned with the direction his country was taking and resigned in 1939. He died, an alleged suicide, on March 13, 1939, in the snows of the Tyrolean Mountains.

See also Otto Rahn And The Quest For The Grail, by Nigel Graddon

Lucifer’s Court: A Heretic’s Journey in Search of the Light Bringers — Book by Otto Rahn

First English translation of the author’s journeys in search of a Nordic equivalent to Mt. Sinai

Explains why Lucifer the Light Bringer, god of the heretics, is a positive figure.

Otto Rahn’s lifelong search for the Grail brought him to the attention of the SS leader Himmler, who shared his esoteric interests. Induced by Himmler to become the chief investigator of the occult for the Nazis, Rahn traveled throughout Europe–from Spain to Iceland–in the mid 1930s pursuing leads to the Grail and other mysteries. Lucifer’s Court is the travel diary he kept while searching for “the ghosts of the pagans and heretics who were [his] ancestors.” It was during this time that Rahn grasped the positive role Lucifer plays in these forbidden religions as the bearer of true illumination, similar to Apollo and other sun gods in pagan worship.

This journey was also one of self-discovery for Rahn. He found such a faithful echo of his own innermost beliefs in the lives of the heretics of the past that he eventually called himself a Cathar and nurtured ambitions of restoring that faith, which had been cruelly destroyed in the fires of the Inquisition. His journeys on assignment for the Reich–including researching an alleged entrance to Hollow Earth in Iceland and searching for the true mission of Lucifer in the caves of southern France that served as refuge for the Cathars during the Inquisition–also led to his disenchantment with his employers and his mysterious death in the mountains after his break with the Nazis.

Religious aspects of Nazism — Wikipedia entry

Germanic Paganism — Wikipedia entry

Occultism in Nazism — Wikipedia entry

THE NAZI’S PERSECUTION OF RELIGION AS A WAR CRIME: THE OSS’S RESPONSE WITHIN THE NUREMBERG TRIALS PROCESS

6:45 pm on January 17, 2021

Hitler’s Lost Secret Documents


On 20 April 1945, Hitler ordered Operation Seraglio to begin – the evacuation of key government personnel and files from embattled Berlin to Bavaria. Many important Nazis escaped Berlin by plane, but one aircraft carrying a huge cache of the most secret and important of Hitler’s personal files crashed. Those metal boxes of files have been searched for ever since. This is the story of what happened.

6:44 pm on January 17, 2021

The Road From Runnymede


This exceptional film traces the development of Anglo-American Political Institutions, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, from Magna Carta through the American Constitution.

Also see Murray N. Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty, Volumes 1 through 4Conceived in Liberty, Volume 5: The New Republic: 1784-1791;  and Ivan Jankovic’s The American Counter-Revolution in Favor of Liberty: How Americans Resisted Modern State, 1765–1850.

3:23 am on January 17, 2021

World War III: Those Masked Masses Yearning to Breathe Free

With the Usurper seizing power, there’s bound to be bad news on the homefront: Uncle Joe’s threatening to “[unite] the nation in a new effort grounded in science” to beat coronavirus. Which is kinda like relying on a new effort grounded in science to catch a unicorn but not as much fun. 

Ergo, Patriots’ efforts to sabotage, rebel, and otherwise defy this assault on decency, reason, and—most importantly—liberty, are more essential than ever. Herewith, reports from your fellow soldiers in various theaters.

Mr. Anonymous found that

it was very heartening to dine in a restaurant in California where the employees do not wear masks, nor are customers required to wear masks, nor is there any anti-social distancing…..and the Recall Governor Gavin Gruesome petition is available for customers to sign. 

Magnificent tactic! Those businesses in states without such petitions should start one and post it where patrons can affix their John Hancocks. (more…)

8:32 pm on January 16, 2021

A Good Sign

Courtesy of the Irish Resistance.

7:57 pm on January 16, 2021

Two Crucial Essays That Explain How We Got To Where We Are Today

Ozymandias, By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ozymandias, By Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land,

Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal, these words appear:

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away

7:11 pm on January 16, 2021

If— By Rudyard Kipling

If— By Rudyard Kipling

(‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies)

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

 

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

 

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

7:10 pm on January 16, 2021

Aftermath, By Siegfried Sassoon

Aftermath, By Siegfried Sassoon

Have you forgotten yet?…

For the world’s events have rumbled on since those gagged days,

Like traffic checked a while at the crossing of city ways:

And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow

Like clouds in the lit heavens of life; and you’re a man reprieved to go,

Taking your peaceful share of Time, with joy to spare.

But the past is just the same—and War’s a bloody game…

Have you forgotten yet?…

Look down, and swear by the slain of the War that you’ll never forget.

 

Do you remember the dark months you held the sector at Mametz—

The nights you watched and wired and dug and piled sandbags on parapets?

Do you remember the rats; and the stench

Of corpses rotting in front of the front-line trench—

And dawn coming, dirty-white, and chill with a hopeless rain?

Do you ever stop and ask, ‘Is it all going to happen again?’

 

Do you remember that hour of din before the attack—

And the anger, the blind compassion that seized and shook you then

As you peered at the doomed and haggard faces of your men?

Do you remember the stretcher-cases lurching back

With dying eyes and lolling heads—those ashen-gray

Masks of the lads who once were keen and kind and gay?

 

Have you forgotten yet?…

Look up, and swear by the slain of the war that you’ll never forget!

7:05 pm on January 16, 2021

A Tactic for American Restaurants Going Belly-Up

I Am Open”: 50,000 Italian Restaurant Owners Plan to Ignore Lockdown

Huge act of civil disobedience plans to conduct business as usual in spite of “anti-Covid” measures

Today – Friday 15th January – over 50,000 restaurants are planning to open, an act of mass civil disobedience against “anti-Covid” lockdown measures which have massively hurt the restaurant business, especially small family-owned businesses.

Spreading through social media under the hashtag #IoOpro (“I am opening”), the movement is largest country-wide act of civil disobedience since lockdowns began.

Italy is “slightly larger than Arizona“—and there are 49 more states. Wouldn’t it be terrific if 50 times as many restaurants in the US were to defy Our Rulers and their despotism over COVIDCon?

Kathleen Sheridan forwarded this story to me; she notes, “It’s good to be reminded that, no matter how much it looks like the new normal is spreading unopposed, it’s not. People all over the world are resisting where they can. That’s what ‘Covid Positive’ is all about.”

4:05 pm on January 16, 2021

Poetry for Busybodies

Ode On Help  

by Robert Katz

 

To give help when needed is magnanimous;

to get help when needed is fortunate.

To not get help when needed is disquieting;

to not give help when needed is callous.

To not give help when unwanted is respectful;

to not get help when unwanted is idyllic.

To get help when unwanted is irritating;

to give help when unwanted is intrusive.

2:13 pm on January 16, 2021

Dealing With Big Tech Censorship – With Jeff Deist

1:57 pm on January 16, 2021

Oh, Please

If you’re as tired as I of hearing how Trump can always run again in 2024, and the Dims will lose Congressional seats next election, and other absurdities indicating the speaker’s shocking ignorance of our straits as well as Marxists’ proclivities for executing, torturing and dispossessing opponents, this article will tickle you as much as it did me (thanks, Bill Martin!). Savor this sample (which I have bowdlerized; beware of vulgarities at the link):

Meanwhile, the mainstream “conservative” broadcast punditry, and much of the online versions as well, seems content … to cuck-cuck-cluck about how they’re going to “Get ’em next time!” and “Vote Harder!” at them in 2022 and 2024, as if we didn’t just watch that ship sail right into an iceberg and kill everyone on board, twice, in the last two months. Everyone babbling [baloney] about solving this at the ballot box is entirely delusional, and has suffered a psychotic break with reality. They should be locked up somewhere with soft food, soft music, and soft walls, until they die, or come to their senses, and I don’t particularly care which, at this point. They’re worse than worthless, and contribute nothing but active disinformation 24/7, which inarguable truths are the only reason why they’re still permitted to broadcast their tiddly twaddly codswallop on the public airwaves. That assessment is true for the entire … LOT of them, BTW, lest there be any misunderstanding. …

Satisfying, isn’t it? I may email this jeremiad to several worse than worthless “conservatives” I know.

1:18 pm on January 16, 2021

I’ll have a Kit Kat and a Covid test

What could possibly go wrong? #Casedemic

12:37 pm on January 16, 2021

Experimental mRNA Victims

I am not seeing much of *this* story in the mainstream media.

The Pfizer vaccine killed healthy 56-year-old Dr. Gregory Michael.

Dr. Jerry L. Spivak, an expert on blood disorders at Johns Hopkins University, who was not involved in Dr. Michael’s care, said that based on Ms. Neckelmann’s description, ‘I think it is a medical certainty that the vaccine was related.’

“‘This is going to be very rare,’ said Dr. Spivak, an emeritus professor of medicine. But he added, ‘It happened and it could happen again.’”

Spivak told the Times he based his reasoning on the fact that Michael’s disorder came on quickly after the shot, and “was so severe that it made his platelet count ‘rocket’ down.”

As Spivak told the Times: “A sudden case in a man, especially a relatively young, healthy one, suggests a recent trigger.

According to the article, “ITP has been reported to occur following exposure to drugs containing polyethylene glycol (PEG), a compound used in both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.” These stories will continue to be buried by the media while the gaslighting and fearmongering will take center stage.

12:31 pm on January 16, 2021

“Science” !

Trump in office: close the restaurants/bars and keep them closed! Superspreaders!

Biden inauguration coming up: open up the restaurants/bars as soon as possible! They’re safe!

12:27 pm on January 16, 2021

Experimental mRNA. Trust it.

You can’t sue Pfizer or Moderna if you have severe Covid vaccine side effects. The government likely won’t compensate you for damages either.”

But ……….. “here’s why you should trust it.”

12:25 pm on January 16, 2021

The Government is in Your Toilet

The government and technocrats are in your toilet. Laugh all you want, but these are vital tools for the Medical-Technocratic Fascist State to take full command-and-control over your lives.

“In an operational smart toilet, sensors and other cameras will capture waste material, detect the force and amount of urine streams and analyze what’s inside your stool. With the analprint, each smart toilet will also include a fingerprint scanner located on the lever to help ensure the data is linked to the right individual.

The scientists included features to measure urine factors, such as protein levels and white blood cell count. A person’s stool is evaluated using the Bristol Stool Scale and records the total amount of time it takes a person to fully eliminate. The scientists’ goal is to gather enough data to spot severe health problems that would be evident in your excrement, such as colon cancer.

Once you flush the toilet, the data and images are wirelessly sent to an encrypted cloud server…”

12:10 pm on January 16, 2021

Advance Viewing of Biden’s First Inaugural Address

You saw it here first.

10:24 am on January 16, 2021

Who is America’s Top Farmland Owner?

NIH Revises Treatment Guidelines for Ivermectin for the Treatment of COVID-19 — Ivermectin is Now a Therapeutic Option for Doctors & Prescribers

The Evil Ten

Here are the names of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump: Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Peter Meijer (Michigan), Fred Upton (Michigan), Liz Cheney (Wyoming), John Katko (New York), Adam Kinzinger (Illinois), Tom Rice (South Carolina), Jamie Herrera Beutler (Washington), Dan Newhouse (Washington), and David Valadao (California).

5:09 pm on January 15, 2021

Shall We Dance? One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

The Great Reset is already well underway and many of their objectives have been met, wholly or in part, thanks to covid.

Objectives that are openly promoted by the WEF and the billionaire class/Davos Crowd include:

* Permanent massive reduction in air travel including the elimination of budget airlines

* Permanent reduction in the number of auto miles traveled (commuters), especially by vehicles using the internal combustion engine.

* Significant reduction of maritime activity, especially cruise liners.

* Further steps towards a cashless society and the introduction of central bank crypto currencies.

* Consolidation of business activity in large multinationals at the expense of small and medium size companies.

* Reduction in the number of non-productive consumers of food and energy, i.e. the aged. Especially notable success here in less than 12 months.

* Control of decision making by un-elected bureaucrats.

* Total media control.

* Global social credit score system based in the first instance on those who register and are vaccinated against covid. That database is currently growing by millions daily. Credit for vegans, deductions for meat eaters. FYI, the EU this week gave the green light for certain insects to be acceptable food products.

* Widespread introduction of universal basic income.

* Control of debate with dissenting voices silenced using technology.

* Encouraging the acceptance of eugenics as a smart science for the future.

Not necessarily a comprehensive list but a starting point for debate.

Naturally this will not apply to the Davos crowd who also happen to have the largest carbon footprints.

But they aren’t counting on armed American Patriots who, pushed to the wall, will at some point push back. And when they do, stand clear. 

Thanks to Vinnie Terranova for this story, however depressing. Counter it with these two heartening accounts from Monnie Matthews.

4:48 pm on January 15, 2021

Who Was Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Signaling in His Attack on Big Tech?

Who Was Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signaling in his Attack on Big Tech?

Carefully examine this article, Mexico’s Left-Wing President Mounts International Campaign Taking On Tech Companies After Trump Bans.

Notice the precise language Mexico’s president used to address this issue. Was he perhaps signaling a specific elite audience?

López Obrador condemned the social media companies at the start of the week following their decision to suspend or outright ban the president from using their platforms.

“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the right to post a message on Twitter or Face(book). I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that,” López Obrador said. “How can you censor someone: ‘Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful.’ Where is the law, where is the regulation, what are the norms? This is an issue of government, this is not an issue for private companies.”

UPDATE;  Several LRC readers have inquired seeking more information regarding why Mexican President Lopez Obrador appropriated his specific language regarding “the Holy Inquisition” in his attack on Big Tech. For centuries, Freemasons were some of the major publishers and distributors of anticlerical, anti-Catholic disinformation and propaganda regarding the Inquisition. The Roman Catholic Church first prohibited Catholics from membership in Masonic organizations and other secret societies in 1738. Since then, at least eleven popes have made pronouncements about the incompatibility of Catholic doctrines and Freemasonry. From 1738 until 1983, Catholics who publicly associated with, or publicly supported, Masonic organizations were censured with automatic excommunication. Since 1983, the prohibition on membership exists in a different form. Although there was some confusion about membership following the 1962-1965 Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), the Church continues to prohibit membership in Freemasonry because it believes that Masonic principles and rituals are irreconcilable with Catholic doctrines.

To a Freemason such as Lopez Obrador, equating the heinous actions of Big Tech with those of “the Holy Inquisition” is the strongest condemnation possible.

12:48 pm on January 15, 2021

You Are Not Alone Even If COVIDCon Has Turned You Into A Loner

Those of you despairing over politics’ destruction of society and relationships will empathize with Robert Katz. He reports,

The police state and evil, ignorant masses have profoundly affected my feelings and interactions with people I know.

I’ve already openly reprimanded a (casual) acquaintance for her vile attack on everything American, her moronic praise of everything unAmerican, and her belief those positions make her compassionate.

I’m having difficulty dealing with a family member who ‘voted for Biden because I can’t stand Trump.’

I’m sure she never considered not voting at all (it’s one’s duty to vote—you know that).

A former colleague spewed loud profanities at me when I responded with a simple, “I think it’s a hoax,” to his question of whether I wear a mask.

I strongly informed him about his indecency and ignorance, without vulgarity or profanity. We shall speak with each other nevermore.

I have enormous difficulty compromising with evil.

If only more Americans did!

The police state has revealed the depths of ignorance and villainy in most people’s bones.

I’m running out of acquaintances.

But not out of politicians ruining your life.

7:48 pm on January 14, 2021

Too Bad They Didn’t Fumigate It While They Were There

Are you as sick of the fury over the Capitol’s “invasion” on January 6 as I am? If Our Rulers expect us to pay for it all, are we not jolly well entitled to enter it whenever and as often as we please? And if hordes of visiting taxpayers impede the “work” of government, well, terrific!

Meanwhile, Mr. Anonymous has also tired of leftists’ indignation at the “violation” of their icon:

…there is nothing “sacred” about the Capitol (unless you worship the government which evidently many sadly do). It’s a place where corrupt people divided up booty other people work for and start unjust wars against innocents and on rare occasions, a person of character like Ron or Rand Paul speaks some truth. It’s not populated by saints…..

Sad that people have so much outrage over some tax payer putting their feet up on a desk of a career politician but had zero remorse over the burning, looting, etc of productive private property & citizens. Any one of those business have done more in 1/2 day for their fellow many then the thieves’ den that got a few broken windows and papers ruffled and – sadly – one beautiful soul murdered who just wanted to be free….

7:26 pm on January 14, 2021

The Infowar Intensifies


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7:24 pm on January 14, 2021

Is Covid-19 the Greatest Hoax in History?

UK resident Dr. Vernon Coleman makes a good case for it.

3:49 pm on January 14, 2021