“The CIA and the media are part of the same criminal conspiracy,” wrote Douglas Valentine in his important book, The CIA As Organized Crime.
This is true. The corporate mainstream media are stenographers for the national security state’s ongoing psychological operations aimed at the American people, just as they have done the same for an international audience. We have long been subjected to this “information warfare,” whose purpose is to win the hearts and minds of the American people and pacify them into victims of their own complicity, just as it was practiced long ago by the CIA in Vietnam and by The New York Times, CBS, etc. on the American people then and over the years as the American warfare state waged endless wars, coups, false flag operations, and assassinations at home and abroad.
The problem with the American Populist movement is that it was centralized.
Centralized movements give the enemy a central attack vector to target and overcome. One man, who took on the weight of the world, became the sole focus of both the enemy and of the American Populist movement itself for over five years.
The oligarchs removed that one man from the entire internet, then they removed him from office. Everyone knows this, we all watched it happen. What no one has clearly defined is where American Populism goes from here.
The oligarchs believe that they have destroyed American Populism by rigging an election, removing the movement’s leader from public view, and by forcing everyone to stay locked inside for a year while the country burns down around us all.
Internet users across the northeast U.S. reported widespread outages Tuesday.
In an emailed statement 90 minutes after the outage was first reported, Verizon said it was working on the problem hurting Fios service “throughout the Northeast corridor” and that some service had already been restored.
The telecom giant had reported a cut fiber in Brooklyn via Twitter, although it’s not clear if that issue was responsible for the outage. Verizon didn’t give any estimate in its email about when the problem would be fixed and didn’t reply to questions about what caused the problem.
Comcast, another major internet service provider, said it had not observed problems with its network Tuesday.
(Fellowship of the Minds beat us to the punch with this one, a draft of which has sat on our shelf for the past few days. Yet this is such a bizarre and arguably important story it deserves more than one blog spreading the word.)
Antifa, originallyAntifaschistische Aktion, traces its roots to a communist paramilitary that led the resistance to competing German nationalism in the early 1930s.
It’s internet namesake, Antifa.com, has a history that dates back over 20 years. According to the Internet Archive as far back as November 2000 the site was operated by an entity or agent representing or coordinating an international affiliation of left wing groups.
During these early years of the site’s above incarnation one may follow links to affiliate sites, including the Francophone antifa.net.
For several days following the 2020 US Presidential Election MemoryHoleBlog.org absorbed hundreds of thousands of visits and visitors, most of which originated from ISPs located in Communist China, a country with strict censorship policies that extend to the internet. The timing and intensity of this surge in visits is curious, suggesting some potential degree of coordination.
Given the coziness of the Biden family with Communist China one may conclude that the Chinese Communist Party and/or its client corporate entities had a great deal riding on the 2020 election, and were thus closely monitoring how the election and criticism/analysis thereof played out across the web.
Earlier this month Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe concluded that China in fact sought to influence the November election. The CIA in turn moved to suppress these findings.
In late 2016, in a harbinger of the Russia election meddling hoax that would plague the Trump administration for three years, MHB was among hundreds of websites and blogs swept up in a slipshod and dishonest “research” project called ProporNot. Publicity for this effort was spearheaded by the Washington Post.
The cryptic group purported to link the content of the sites in question, which included others such as GlobalResearch, Infowars, and WashingtonsBlog, with “Russian propaganda efforts” to influence that year’s election. While the organization’s website is still online, its 2016 “report” has since been taken down.
THE JOURNAL’S FINDINGS undercut one of Google’s core defenses against global regulators worried about how it wields its immense power—that the company doesn’t exert editorial control over what it shows users. Regulators’ areas of concern include anticompetitive practices, political bias and online misinformation.
Permit to me quote from the WSJ’s takedown at length – although I encourage readers, if possible, to read the entire (paywalled) version, for it contains a wealth of information, as well as lots of cool graphics:
Google’s evolving approach marks a shift from its founding philosophy of “organizing the world’s information,” to one that is far more active in deciding how that information should appear.
More than 100 interviews and the Journal’s own testing of Google’s search results reveal:
• Google made algorithmic changes to its search results that favor big businesses over smaller ones, and in at least one case made changes on behalf of a major advertiser, eBayInc., contrary to its public position that it never takes that type of action. The company also boosts some major websites, such as Amazon.com Inc.and Facebook Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
• Google engineers regularly make behind-the-scenes adjustments to other information the company is increasingly layering on top of its basic search results. These features include auto-complete suggestions, boxes called “knowledge panels” and “featured snippets,” and news results, which aren’t subject to the same company policies limiting what engineers can remove or change.
• Despite publicly denying doing so, Google keeps blacklists to remove certain sites or prevent others from surfacing in certain types of results. These moves are separate from those that block sites as required by U.S. or foreign law, such as those featuring child abuse or with copyright infringement, and from changes designed to demote spam sites, which attempt to game the system to appear higher in results.
The House of Representatives has just voted in favor of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) by 410-6 (with 16 members not voting), moving forward a bill that Congress has had no hearingsand no debates on so far this session. That means that there has been no public consideration of the serious harm the bill could do to regular Internet users and their expression online.
The CASE Act creates a new body in the Copyright Office which will receive copyright complaints, notify the person being sued, and then decide if money is owed and how much. This new Copyright Claims Board will be able to fine people up to $30,000 per proceeding. Worse, if you get one of these notices (maybe an email, maybe a letter—the law actually does not specify) and accidentally ignore it, you’re on the hook for the money with a very limited ability to appeal. $30,000 could bankrupt or otherwise ruin the lives of many Americans.
Rudy Takala for the Washington Examinerreports The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed.