Tuesday, May 18, 2021

2 + 2 = 4

"The “Bonkers” Interview Of Bonny Prince Harry: Why The Attack On The First Amendment Should Concern Americans" (Turley).  Sadly, once it was decided to privatize the determination of what would be allowed (by a handful of Khazars, no less!), the First Amendment became a dead letter, but apparently the few shreds of free speech left are still annoying the plutocrats.  It is telling that Harry is so focused on this issue that he chose a celebrity interview show to complain about the intricacies of Assholian constitutional law.

Niqnaq, which I read every day, is now rowanberkeley at livejournal, due to technical problems with WordPress and the usual (((censorship))) fears.  You don't have any freedom of speech unless you have 100% freedom of speech.  Sure, you can carve out a few exceptions like child porn - with the way things are going, the deepest irony is that child porn may end up the only permitted speech - but if you have, say, 90% freedom of speech you really have 0%, as you spend all your time self-censoring for fear of falling into the unknown 10% and being permanently cancelled (like the Irish Savant, now risen from the dead).  Who would have thought that people would have to flee to the Russians to get freedom of speech?!

"Spanish Politician Banned From Twitter For "Hate Speech" After Saying "A Man Cannot Get Pregnant"" (Durden).

"Soviet Jews "Stand With Israel Forever"" (Levine).

"Refusing Erasure: Palestinian Resistance, Israel’s Hopeless Fury, and a Coming Cataclysm" (Sjursen).

"Netanyahu Warns Biden Not to Get Involved" (Giraldi):

"An interesting recent article by international lawyer John Whitbeck suggests that the billions of dollars that the United States gives to Israel annually is not technically “foreign aid” as the Jewish state is as measured by per capita GDP the 19th wealthiest in the world, ahead of countries like Germany. It is, instead “tribute,” which is defined as the “payment made periodically by one state or ruler to another, especially as a sign of dependence.”

That the United States has surrendered key aspects of its national sovereignty to Israeli control has been observed by many. Whitbeck dates the submission to the events surrounding the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in June 1967, which 34 crewmen died and 172 were injured in an attempt to sink the ship and kill all the crew. To protect Israel, President Lyndon B. Johnson and his Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara initiated a cover-up that has persisted until this day. The unavenged killing of large numbers of US servicemen has signaled to a series of Israeli governments since that time that they could do anything to Washington without any consequences, including spying on its benefactor, involving Washington in its own wars, and exploiting the US Treasury as its own resource.

The United States has favored Israel above all other nations while a series of Republican and Democratic administrations have accepted that the US is the junior partner in the relationship virtually without demur, culminating in the unprecedented Barack Obama arrangement whereby Israel would receive $38 billion over the course of ten years, automatically and with no conditions placed on the Jewish state’s actions vis-à-vis American regional interests. And now, with the bloodletting continuing unabated in Gaza, Honest Joe Biden has agreed to “sell” the Israelis $735 million worth of new weapons to replenish their arsenal."

Tweet (Huwaida Arraf):

"This is renowned Palestinian physician Dr. Ayman Abu al-Ouf, Head of Internal Medicine & COVID response at Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa. Israel obliterated him & his family in missile strikes on his neighborhood Sunday. Then they blew up the roads leading to the hospital."

"South America’s ‘Business Friendly’ Bloodbath" (Brazil Wire).  On the other hand . . . 

"California man reunites with family after 2 years stuck in Mexico for admitting marijuana use" (Kopetman).

We've reached the stage in Russiagate where even the JYT feels the need to come up with a phony explanation for how 'journalists' could possibly be that gullible:  "Secret Sharers: The Hidden Ties Between Private Spies and Journalists" (Meier).

"Liz Cheney Lied About Her Role In Spreading The Discredited CIA "Russian Bounty" Story" (Greenwald).

Tweet (Matt Taibbi):

"The only reason the Steele affair isn’t already thought of as maybe the biggest scandal in the modern history of American journalism is because the ostensible “victim” was Donald Trump. Virtually everyone in major media was complicit in the fraud, and many are still proud of it."
"Dying Man Confesses Juggalos Are a Myth He Invented to Fuck With Vice" (The HARD Times).
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