Monday, June 21, 2021

With Bezos at the Helm, Democracy Dies at the Washington Post Editorial Board

by Alan Macleod, MintPress News:

In the Soviet Union, everybody was aware that the media was controlled by the state. But in a corporate state like the U.S., a veneer of independence is still maintained, although trust in the media has been plummeting for years.

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post’s glaring conflicts of interest have of late once again been the subject of scrutiny online, thanks to a new article denouncing a supposed attempt to “soak” billionaires in taxes. Written by star columnist Megan McArdle — who previously argued that Walmart’s wages are too high, that there is nothing wrong with Google’s monopoly, and that the Grenfell Fire was a price worth paying for cheaper buildings — the article claimed that Americans have such class envy that the government would “destroy [billionaires’] fortunes so that the rest of us don’t have to look at them.” Notably, the Post chose to illustrate it with a picture of its owner, Jeff Bezos, making it seem as if it was directly defending his power and wealth, something they have been accused of on more than one occasion.

Climate Change Drought Fairy Tale Season Is Here

by H. Sterling Burnett, American Thinker:

It’s that time of year again! Summer, when things get hot and dry and certain seasonal extreme weather events naturally occur — as do alarming claims about them. When hurricanes form during “hurricane season,” expect climate alarmists to claim human-caused climate change is creating them, even though hurricanes have always formed at this time of year (thus the existence of the term “hurricane season”).

When wildfires break out during “wildfire season,” scorching thousands of acres of mismanaged, overgrown forests, expect climate alarmists to claim human-caused climate change is causing them, even though wildfires have always been sparked at this time of year (thus the existence of the term “wildfire season”).

The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d’État and the “Great Reset”

by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research:

We are dealing with an exceedingly complex process.

In the course of the last 17-18 months starting in early January 2020, I have analyzed almost on a daily basis the timeline and evolution of the Covid crisis. From the very outset in January 2020, people were led to believe and accept the existence of a rapidly progressing and dangerous epidemic.

I suggest you first read the Highlights (below), the Preface and Introduction before proceeding with chapters II through X.

Alternatively you may wish to View the Global Research Video entitled: The 2021 Worldwide Corona Crisis (released in February 2021), which provides a 25 minutes summary.

‘World’s Smartest Man’ with 210 IQ Urges Resistance to COVID Vax, ‘Depopulation Agenda’

by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:

Christopher Langan, a man once called the “world’s smartest man” by the media for having a 210 IQ, is urging resistance to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Langan made a post in his Facebook group where he addressed his concerns with the COVID-19 vaccine, the mandatory vaccine regime, and its dire implications for mankind.

“A mass human die-off would be traumatic and threaten the status quo. If the human population crashes and the economy follows suit, the elite will have nothing, no innate superiority or adaptivity, that might protect them and conduce to their survival. Hence, they prefer mass sterilization and a slower (but still rapid) population decline,” he wrote.

UK Permanent Lockdown Plans Allegedly Leaked In 4-Page Secret Plot

from Humans Are Free:

Claim: New 4-Page Memo Sent Out by Neil M. Ferguson from the Imperial College London Purportedly to Key Covid Crime Spree Co-Conspirators Spells Out Secret Plot to Effectuate the “Permanent Lockdown of the UK”.

Even if the preceding memorandum is not authentic, it perfectly lays out the Covid criminal conspiracy that Britain’s Power Elite is executing throughout the United Kingdom today.

The UK Government has consistently imposed the most draconian restrictions and unlawful national lockdowns of any nation on Earth.

World War II Was Stalin’s War

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

In my articles ( https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/?s=World+War+II ) based on David Irving’s and Viktor Suvorov’s WWII histories and Ron Unz’s article, “Understanding World War II” ( https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-understanding-world-war-ii/ ), I pointed out that historians have falsified the history of WWII. Others have taken up the theme, not always honestly acknowledging their indebtedness to Irving and Suvorov. In his review of Sean McMeekin’s new book, Stalin’s War: A New history of World War II, Laurent Guyenot notes that McMeekin manages to impugn Suvorov while taking the same position. https://www.unz.com/article/barbarossa-suvorovs-revisionism-goes-mainstream/

Market Report: The FOMC and half-year take-down

by Alasdair Macleod, GoldMoney:

This week saw a massive sell-off, sparked by three factors: the approaching half-year end, the FOMC admitting that inflation may become a problem (but they still don’t think so), and the implementation of the Basel 3 net stable funding ratio. Consequently, from last Friday’s close gold in the UK’s time zone this morning was trading at $1792, down $85 from last Friday’s close, after a low of $1768 yesterday (Thursday). On the same time scales, silver fell $1.47 to $26.40, after a low of $25.78.

Iran’s Only Nuclear Power Plant Undergoes “Emergency Shutdown”

from ZeroHedge:

Multiple reports indicate Iran’s only nuclear power plant has “undergone a temporary emergency shutdown,” according to AP’s Jon Gambrell, citing local reports via state television.

Gambrell tweeted, “an official from the state electric energy company said on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdown began on Saturday and would last for three to four days.” 

There was no immediate word on why the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, located 10.5 miles southeast of the city of Bushehr, was shut down.

DeSantis pardons all Floridians convicted of violating social distancing rules, mask mandates

by Ethan Huff, Natural News:

Any person living in Florida who was arrested or fined this past year for not “social distancing” or wearing a face mask will be pardoned of their “crime,” thanks to the diligence of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

In a 3-1 vote, the four-member Board of Executive Clemency approved the Republican governor’s decision to vindicate anyone who was unfairly punished by state or local government officials for making their own health decisions throughout the course of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) plandemic.

“This action is necessary so that we can recover, have a good transition to normal operations, and also just a recognition that a lot of this stuff was way, way overboard,” DeSantis stated.

UK Health Sec withheld promising vaccine data from PM, potentially influencing decision to extend Covid restrictions – media

from RT:

Matt Hancock allegedly failed to inform Boris Johnson about a study that showed Covid-19 jabs are effective against the Delta variant, during a meeting to discuss lifting restrictions. The health department denies the allegation.

A major Public Health England (PHE) study found that the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines were more effective at preventing hospitalisation with the strain than with other Covid variants. The health secretary was aware of the promising results but chose not to tell Johnson about them during a meeting to decide whether to postpone the planned lifting of restrictions on June 21, the Telegraph reported, citing sources familiar with the discussion.