Monday, August 10, 2020

P Is for Predator State: The Building Blocks of Tyranny from A to Z

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.” — Professor Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Discourse in the Age of Show Business

While America continues to fixate on the drama-filled reality show scripted by the powers-that-be, directed from the nation’s capital, and played out in high definition across the country, the American Police State has moved steadily forward.

Nothing has changed.

FBI Raids Home of Controversial YouTube Star Jake Paul

from Western Journal:

FBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday.

The FBI executed the search warrant starting at 6 a.m. at the Calabasas, California, mansion in connection with an ongoing investigation, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement.

A judge has sealed the search warrant affidavit and Eimiller said she could not reveal the nature of the investigation or the person it was served on.

LA MAYOR THREATENS TO SHUT OFF POWER & WATER TO HOMES THAT HOST PARTIES

by Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars:

“You’re breaking the law.”

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has vowed to shut off power and water utilities to homes that host large parties in the latest escalation of COVID-19 control measures.

Garcetti is angry at “egregious” violations of coronavirus lockdown rules, citing house parties in the Hollywood Hills and Calabasas which were held in “flagrant” violation of the law.

Now he is threatening to retaliate by cutting essential services.

“While we have already closed all bars and nightclubs, these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs,” said the Mayor.

Vax Zealots Try to Put Their Message in A Bottle

by Corey Lynn, Corey’s Digs:

My mother was a nurse in London in the 1960s, where respiratory illness was prevalent amid the industrial pollution of the day. The hospital wards would be filled with patients in tents, meticulously maintained and cleaned to avoid infection by the regimented and strict battalions of nurses. Woe betide anyone who stood up the matrons of the day. Those fearsome custodians of good practice were there to enforce rules that saved lives — or so they believed. However, that trusting medical orthodoxy of the time did not dare question the wisdom of placing patients under plastic bags, with the result that many would have died of asphyxiation, as witnessed by my mother. Noticeably absent was also an outcry and public exposure of this widespread malpractice. At some point, someone realized that the tents were killing people, and they came down quietly and suddenly, never to be mentioned again.

Robot Uses Face Scanning AI to Ask People to Wear a Mask

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Mask compliance gets creepier.

A robot normally used to provide customer service now has a new mission; Scanning your face with AI technology to check whether you’re wearing a mask and asking you to put one on.

With masks now becoming mandatory in many countries inside supermarkets, public buildings and transport systems, SoftBank Robotics Europe has reprogrammed its “cutesy” Pepper android to help enforce the new rules.

DE BLASIO: “PAPERS PLEASE”

How Joeseph Goebbel’s Nazi Propaganda Gave Birth to Today’s Western Media

by Julian Cola, MintPress News:

Western mass media continues to be atomized in its coverage. It thrives on soundbites. Sensationalism. Cacophony. A malnutrition of context with roots in the Nazi propaganda construct of Joseph Goebbels.

ll six children were dressed in pristine, finely pressed white clothes. Their hair was combed and styled. Aged between four and twelve, they had been assembled below by house aides. The stage was now set. Pedigree, ideological sacred cows, convictions as indefensible as the Oder River had set it. With or without cause, all final preparations were complete.

UK Gives Town Councils Power To Bulldoze ‘Contaminated’ Homes To Contain Outbreak

from ZeroHedge:

Britons were shocked and angered this week when an internal government guide meant to inform local councils and town authorities on possible strategies in dealing with rising coronavirus cases throughout the country explored scenarios wherein demolition of ‘contaminated’ homes would be allowed.

It’s unclear if the UK guide, called Covid-19 Contain Framework and produced by the Department of Health and Social Care, was intended to gain broad public circulation, given it contains what’s widely seen as oppressive overkill measures that are absolutely Orwellian and downright tyrannical in terms of the power assumed by local councils.

Will the Government Take Away Your Gold?

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

Is your gold at risk?

Some people think it is. They believe the US government might one day come and confiscate their gold. After all, hasn’t it happened before?

Well, not exactly.

It is true that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order in 1933 that made owning gold illegal and threatened punishment of $10,000 or ten years in prison for hoarding the yellow metal. In effect, EO 6102 nationalized gold. But in practice, this did not lead to gold confiscation.  The small amount of gold that was actually turned in to the government was voluntarily surrendered by people as an act of patriotism and the government gave fair market value in exchange. The feds never made any concerted effort to confiscate gold by force and nobody was ever prosecuted for holding onto their gold.

HOUSTON MAYOR ORDERS $250 FINES FOR PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO WEAR MASKS

by Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars:

Police will enforce new law during regular patrols.

Democratic Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced that police will begin issuing citations against people not wearing masks, hitting them with a fine of $250 dollars.

“For months, we have been focusing on education and not citations, but now I am instructing the Houston Police Department to issue the necessary warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a mask in public if they do not meet the criteria for an exemption,” the mayor said Monday at a press briefing.

WATCH: Cops ‘Protect’ Beachgoers by Cuffing, Detaining 2 Women for Skimpy Bikinis

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Myrtle Beach, SC — In South Carolina, according to their extreme laws, a man can violently rape his significant other and it is only considered illegal if the act involves a weapon or “highly aggravated” violence. If the victim waits more than 30 days, even if it involved a weapon or highly aggravated violence then she has no recourse. Continuing down the same misogynist road, in a move that echoes many laws in the terrorist nation of Saudi Arabia, South Carolina will also kidnap and cage women for wearing skimpy bikinis on the beach.

Your Phone Is Spying On You, And Companies Are Generating Secret “Surveillance Scores” Based On That Information

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Nothing that you do on your phone is private.  In this day and age, most of us have become extremely dependent on our phones, and most Americans never even realize that these extremely sophisticated little devices are gathering mountains of information on each one of us.  Your phone knows what you look like, it knows the sound of your voice, it knows where you have been, it knows where you have shopped, it knows your Internet searches and it knows what you like to do in your free time.  In fact, your phone literally knows thousands of things about you, and all of that information is bought and sold every single day without you knowing.  And as you will see below, there are lots of companies out there that use information collected from our phones to create secret “surveillance scores” that are used for a whole host of alarming purposes.