Friday, April 16, 2021

Rule by Fiat: When the Government Does Whatever It Wants

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” — Ayn Rand

Rule by brute force.

That’s about as good a description as you’ll find for the sorry state of our nation.

SWAT teams crashing through doors. Militarized police shooting unarmed citizens. Traffic cops tasering old men and pregnant women for not complying fast enough with an order. Resource officers shackling children for acting like children. Homeowners finding their homes under siege by police out to confiscate lawfully-owned guns. Drivers having their cash seized under the pretext that they might have done something wrong.

BREAKING: James O’Keefe to Sue Twitter Over Suspension Following CNN Sting Videos

by Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media:

On Thursday, after Project Veritas released the third in a series of CNN sting videos, Twitter suspended the account of Project Veritas’ founder, James O’Keefe III. In a statement to PJ Media, O’Keefe announced he would sue Twitter over the suspension.

“I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said I, James O’Keefe, ‘operated fake accounts.’ This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay,” O’Keefe told PJ Media. “Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday. Please follow me on Telegram https://t.me/JamesOKeefeIII.”

Facebook Censors Link to NY Post Story Exposing BLM Founder’s Home Buying Spree

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Facebook is blocking links to a New York Post story that exposes Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ controversial recent home buying spree, preventing users from sharing the link publicly or via private message.

The Post article from April 10 is headlined ‘Inside BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ million-dollar real estate buying binge’ and reveals how Khan-Cullors, a self-described Marxist, recently purchased four high-end homes for a total of $3.2 million.

“Health” Passports Are Here. Oppose Them Now

by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

Imagine being denied access to the community where you live or not being able to frequent the businesses there because you don’t have proper documentation showing that you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine. This is precisely what’s happening in various parts of the world and our nation right now.

Governments worldwide are rolling out vaccine passports, certificates showing proof of vaccination for COVID. The models differ from country to country, but the aim is the same — to afford certain basic privileges and living necessities to vaccinated individuals only; for example, the ability to work and travel, receive government benefits like food or rent assistance, or attend concerts and sporting events.

‘Incalculable Consequences’ Await America As Zero Hour Closes In – FLASHBACK To This 2014 Story Reporting The USS Donald Cook Was Completely Disabled By Russia’s Electronic Weapons

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

In the latest sign of big war troubles ahead, the Daily Mail reports in this Wednesday story that Russia is participating in ‘live fire drills’ in the Black Sea, with Kremlin insiders now warning ‘war is inevitable’ over rising political tensions in the Ukraine that threaten to bring what the top voted comment on that story warned: “All the peace enjoyed under Trump is about to be undone”.

With the globalists long pushing for war with Russia dating back to Barack Obama and with Hillary Clinton herself stoking major tensions with Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election, it’s concerning that these drills are happening at the same time as two US warships arriving in the Black Sea, the entrance of the USS Donald Cook and USS Roosevelt into that region.

Adverse Vaccine Reactions Reported at Record Levels to CDC After COVID Jab — What Does It Mean?

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

The most recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the number of injuries and deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) following COVID vaccines reveals there have been over 56,000 adverse events reported. Of those adverse reactions, according to the CDC, 2,794 of them are deaths.

According to the CDC, from December 14, 2020, through April 5, 2021 VAERS received 2,794 reports of death (0.00167%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Before going any further, as not to set off the “fact checkers” it is important to point out that just because data is submitted to the CDC through VAERS, this does not in anyway mean that these reactions are related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Oh, Another SHINING Example Of BS!

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

Ah, the worm turns.

So as we all know Duante Wright was shot “accidentally” by a police officer.

It was not an accidental shooting, it was a negligent discharge of said firearm by the admission of the officer herself.

She has stated she intended to pull a taser and instead pulled her handgun.  That’s negligence — period.  It appears she’s been charged with manslaughter which would be facially appropriate given her admission she did not intend to pull a firearm.

The West now acknowledges that it is fascist

from Silver Doctors:

No one can deny that this government, which has been lying about this reality for the past eight years, is a fascist dictatorship, because it is capitalist instead of communist, and so…

by Eric Zuesse

On April 11th, Germany again (though this time only implicitly) acknowledged that the reason why the war in Ukraine has been continuing after the 2015 Minsk II agreements, which were supposed to create the preconditions for peace, is that Ukraine refuses to comply with those commitments.

Buried in an item published on April 8th by Germany’s Government is an outright admission that what has been blocking peace in Ukraine since 2014 is not Russia — such as the U.S. Government and its allies (such as Germany’s Government) allege — but their ally Ukraine’s Government, which has only been pretending to want peace there, while blocking even the possibility of peace.