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Report: United States Ranks Last in Media Trust

Jonathan Turley
June 26, 2021

For years, we have been discussing the decline of journalism values with the rise of open bias in the media. Now, a newly released report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has found something that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. The United States ranked dead last in media trust among 49 countries with just 29% saying that they trusted the media. The most tragic aspect is that it does not matter. The media has embraced the advocacy journalism and anyone questioning that trend risks instant cancellation.  The result is a type of state media where journalists are bound to the government by ideology rather than law.

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Florida university faculty, students to be surveyed on Political beliefs

Ann Ceballos
Tampa Bay Times

June 22, 2021

TALLAHASSEE — In his continued push against the “indoctrination” of students, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed legislation that will require public universities and colleges to survey students, faculty and staff about their beliefs and viewpoints to support “intellectual diversity.”

The survey will discern “the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented” in public universities and colleges, and seeks to find whether students, faculty and staff “feel free to express beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom,” according to the bill.

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Secret Docs Reveal Moderna Sent Coronavirus Vaccine To North Carolina University Weeks Before Pandemic

Great Game India
June 20, 2021

A confidentiality agreement shows potential coronavirus vaccine candidates were transferred from Moderna to the University of North Carolina in 2019, nineteen days prior to the official emergence of Covid-19 pandemic.

The confidentially agreement (read below) states that providers ‘Moderna’ alongside the ‘National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID) agreed to tranfer ‘mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidates’ developed and jointly-owned by NIAID and Moderna to recipients ‘The Universisty of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’ on the 12th December 2019.

Found on page 105 of the agreement

The material transfer agreement was signed the December 12th 2019 by Ralph Baric, PhD, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then signed by Jacqueline Quay, Director of Licensing and Innovation Support at the University of North Carolina on December 16th 2019.

The agreement was also signed by two representatives of the NIAID, one of whom was Amy F. Petrik PhD, a technology transfer specialist who signed the agreement on December 12th 2019 at 8:05 am.

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The Carolinas, Jews, and China

David Martin
Heresy Central

September 19, 2019

Sidney Rittenberg and Mao ZeDong

Sidney Rittenberg died on August 24 of [2019], ten days after his 98th birthday. He was probably the most famous American collaborator with the Chinese Communist regime of Mao Zedong (We are not counting Chinese government official, Israel Epstein, as American, although he had his book, The Unfinished Revolution in China, published during the crucial five years in which he lived in the United States). Like Epstein, Rittenberg got long obituaries in The New York Times and The Washington Post. They might not have been as glowing as Epstein’s, but they were far from being as negative as they might have been for this long-term leading turncoat and propagandist for the murderous Mao regime.

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Shocking Case of Academic Censorship

Dr. Joseph Mercola
June 2, 2021

  • Propaganda is an organized attempt to get large numbers of people to think or do something — or not think or do something. It’s not like classical rhetoric, which is about persuasion through argument, but rather a means of sub-rational manipulation
  • For the past two decades, professor Mark Crispin Miller has taught a course on propaganda at New York University, in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
  • In September 2020 after urging his students to look into the scientific rationale for the mask mandates, to assess the truthfulness of the propaganda drive promoting them, he was subject to an administrative “review” for that and other alleged crimes
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A Chomsky Dissenter

By David Martin

When I trusted Noam Chomsky 
I had a cozy home. 
With my academic friends 
I did not feel alone.

I liked his doughty dissidence; 
At least I thought him bold. 
And he helped me see beyond 
The daily lies we’re told.

Then I saw he stayed away 
From major mysteries 
Like a student of the woods 
Who won’t go near the trees.

Now the trees are falling down 
And crushing all we see, 
And all the Chomskyites can do 
Is run away from me.

E. Michael Jones – Degenerate Moderns

C-SPAN
July 13, 1996

Cast out of American academia four decades ago, E. Michael Jones, a no-fun, stick-in-the-mud traditional Catholic type, has established himself as one of the most prolific and influential authors of the present era. In this talk Jones discusses his expulsion, as well as the book Degenerate Moderns, an important critique of how the West’s most celebrated 20th Century intellectuals, including Margaret Mead and Sigmund Freud, were driven to produce their “studies” to personally justify their own sexual proclivities and indiscretions.

Especially hilarious (and very true, as detailed in Moderns) are Jones’ vivid recollections of his graduate school days at Temple University and the sycophancy young academics must exhibit to secure their mentors’ recommendations and accolades, thereby advancement in the university system

… And to think many still believe those at the top of the academic trash heap are there because of innate genius and novel ideas!

The fact that Jones doesn’t occupy a cushy endowed chair for his numerous contributions attests to the ideologically controlled and overall decrepit state of higher ed in the 21st century, particularly Catholic higher ed.

US Colleges Push Mandatory Vaccinations Before Fall Term

Isavel Van Brugen
Epoch Times

April 7, 2021

A growing number of U.S. colleges are announcing plans to mandate the vaccination of students returning to campus this fall, in line with President Joe Biden’s pledge to make all adults in the country eligible for COVID-19 jabs by early summer.

At least six colleges – Cornell University, Rutgers University, Fort Lewis College, Nova Southeastern University, St. Edward’s University, and Roger Williams College in Rhode Island – have so far said that all students would need to be vaccinated before a fall return.

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Schumer: Canceling $50k student debt ‘makes sense’ even if it doesn’t help those who paid off loans

Nicholas Ballasy
Just the News

March 15, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says that canceling $50,000 of student loan debt “makes sense” even if it won’t apply to borrowers who recently paid off their loans instead of buying their first home or using that money elsewhere. 

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Cancel Culture’s Antecedents: Original History of Federal Reserve Ordered Burned … in 1961!

Via David Martin
March 4, 2021

From the foreword of The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, by Eustace Mullins, published in 1952:

Even though my foundation applications were sponsored by the three leading poets of America, Ezra Pound, E.E. Cummings, and Elizabeth Bishop, all of the foundations refused to sponsor this research.  I then wrote up my findings to date, and in 1950 began efforts to market this manuscript in New York.  Eighteen publishers turned it down without comment, but the nineteenth, Devin Garrity, president of the Devin Adair Publishing Company, gave me some friendly advice in his office.  “I like your book, but we can’t print it,” he told me.  “Neither can anybody else in New York.  Why don’t you bring in a prospectus for your novel, and I think we can give you an advance.  You may as well forget about getting the Federal Reserve book published.  I doubt if it could ever be printed.”

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Tracking “Cancel Culture” in Higher Education

David Acevedo
National Association of Scholars

(February 1, 2021/Ongoing)


Updated February 1, 2020—This list, originally published in June 2020, will be updated periodically. The National Association of Scholars counts 122 academic cancellations in the United States and Canada. If you know of additional professors, administrators, or students who have been canceled, please let us know at contact@nas.org.

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According to Dictionary.com, cancel culture “refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. Cancel culture is generally discussed as being performed on social media in the form of group shaming.” This new form of mob rule has dominated virtually every sector of American life for the last several years: politics, journalism, music & entertainment, sports, business, and of particular interest to the National Association of Scholars, higher education.

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Examining the Relationship Between Communism and the Diabolical

Fr. Chad Ripperger, F.S.S.P.
Sensus Traditionis
2020

In this fascinating video series, ‘Spiritual Warfare and Communism‘ Colorado-based Roman Catholic priest, theologian and exorcist Fr. Chad Ripperger explains the many close relationships between socialist/communist activists and political leaders, communist revolution and governance, and the manipulative techniques of the demonic.

America’s Stalinist Universities

Thomas DiLorenzo
Lew Rockwell

February 24, 2021

In a recent article on LewRockwell.com entitled “Imposing the Steal: America’s Great Struggle Session,” Vasko Kohlmaher explained how a tool of twentieth-century totalitarians was “public humiliation and torment” of those with “wrong thinking.”  The targeted individuals were compelled to confess their wrongdoing, apologize to society, and repent for the error of their thinking.

The reason for this is that “To totalitarians truth is as the cross is to the devil.”  Totalitarians “force their victims to give up that which is true and accept that which is false.” As F.A. Hayek wrote in the Road to Serfdom, in totalitarian societies “truth” is not discovered by research, education, discussion and debate, and the scientific method, but is merely announced by the authorities.

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