Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fairly sunny day

"Top US Spy Agency Refuses To Endorse CIA's Russian Hacking Assessment Due To "Lack Of Evidence"".

"Bill Kristol Steps Down as Weekly Standard Editor".

"Prof. Anthony Hall Vindicated".

"Controversial anti-Semitism bill dies in House".

"Wisconsin recount gives Donald Trump 131 more votes".  The collapse of the recounts has led to the focus by the Jew-controlled media and the Jew-controlled Democrats on the Hail Mary pass of the electoral college.

"How To INSTANTLY Tell If Russia Hacked the Election".

Hidden censorship is their newest weapon:  "Facebook Suppresses Truth 214".  See also, Google search results.

"Colombian currency mafias in Venezuela: How they operate".

"New York Times’ Peter Baker is already done in Israel/Palestine".  It seems BigJew has decided he is more valuable to the Zionist cause attacking Trump.

"Syria Roundup: Government Liberates Aleppo - In Revenge(?) ISIS Retakes Palmyra".

"Aleppo ‘opposition’ blocked humanitarian aid & held civilians ‘on some occasions’ – Kerry".  "UN: Militants prevent Aleppo civilians from fleeing".  "A Tale of Two Aleppos".

"Reuters: “Fake News” Poster Child".

"The soft side of john Bolton".  "Bolton Suggests 'False Flag' Operation Behind Alleged Russian Hacks".  "John Bolton's Divorce – Group Sex Allegations".

"Bill Black: After 30 Years of Throwing Working People Under the Bus, Democratic Party’s “Centrist” Leaders Remain Clueless About Voter Revenge".

"Why Clinton Lost: An exercise in victimology".

"Counter-Propaganda Bill Quietly Creates US Propaganda Factory".  Surprisingly Orwellian even for the United States.

"The Coming Fracture Of Saudi Arabia".  "How Jonson and May Got Lost in the London Fog".  Boris is another jester like Biden who can say necessary things out loud and yet be excused due to the fact he is somehow 'off'.

"Who pulled Tony Blair’s strings?".

"Nazi-Loving White Nationalist Allowed to Tweet Again".  Note the link in the tweet to:  "Richard Spencer misunderstands Zionism — and white people".

"Manufacturing Normality":
". . . what we are experiencing is the pathologization (or the “abnormalization”) of political dissent, i.e., the systematic stigmatization of any and all forms of non-compliance with neoliberal consensus reality. Political distinctions like “left” and “right” are disappearing, and are being replaced by imponderable distinctions like “normal” and “abnormal,” “true” and “false,” and “real” and “fake.” Such distinctions do not lend themselves to argument. They are proffered to us as axiomatic truths, empirical facts which no normal person would ever dream of contradicting.

In place of competing political philosophies, the neoliberal intelligentsia is substituting a simpler choice, “normality” or “abnormality.” The nature of the “abnormality” varies according to what is being stigmatized. Today it’s “Corbyn the anti-Semite,” tomorrow it’s “Sanders the racist crackpot,” or “Trump the Manchurian candidate,” or whatever. That the smears themselves are indiscriminate (and, in many instances, totally ridiculous) belies the effectiveness of the broader strategy, which is simply to abnormalize the target and whatever he or she represents. It makes no difference whether one is smeared as a racist, as Sanders was during the primaries, or as an anti-Semite, as Corbyn has been, or a fascist, as Trump has relentlessly been, or peddlers of Russian propaganda, as Truthout, CounterPunch, Naked Capitalism, and a number of other publications have been … the message is, they are somehow “not normal.”

Why is this any different from the shameless smear jobs the press has been doing on people since the invention of the press and shameless smear jobs? Well, hold on, because I’m about to tell you. Mostly it has to do with words, especially binary oppositions like “real” and “fake,” and “normal” and “abnormal,” which are, of course, essentially meaningless … their value being purely tactical. Which is to say they denote nothing. They are weapons deployed by a dominant group to enforce conformity to its consensus reality. This is how they’re being used at the moment.

The meaningless binary oppositions that the neoliberal intelligentsia and the corporate media are supplanting traditional opposing political philosophies with (i.e., normal/abnormal, real/fake), in addition to stigmatizing a diversity of sources of non-conforming information and ideas, are also restructuring our consensus reality as a conceptual territory in which anyone thinking, writing, or speaking outside the mainstream is deemed some kind of “deviant,” or “extremist,” or some other form of social pariah. Again, it doesn’t matter what kind, as “deviance” in itself is the point.

Actually, the opposite of deviance is the point. Because this is how “normality” is manufactured. And how consensus reality as a whole is manufactured … and how the manufacturing process is concealed. Apologies for getting all Baudrillardian, but this is actually how this stuff works."
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