Fascism is Back

The Death of Critical Thought by 1,000 Cuts. Skwealthacademy – “One of the most difficult debates one can ever have with another person is to convince someone that he or she does not understand something that he or she firmly believes he or she understands. And such misguided delusions lead to delusional arguments”

“If one possesses the type of uncritical mind in which one can be led to unquestioningly embrace a false narrative that is created about this virus and then widely disseminated by mass media across the world, then one will undoubtedly embrace false narratives created by bankers and politicians created by the types of people that meet in Davos, Switzerland to direct global financial policy and believe all the misinformation they spread as “fact” as well.

China “Sought To Influence” 2020 US Election, Director Of National Intelligence Assesses. [at zerohedge] Ivan Pentchoukov via The Epoch Times – “alleges that intelligence about China’s election interference was suppressed by management at the CIA” … “While labeling Russia’s activity as clear election interference, the analysts were reluctant to do the same for China.”

The Five Most Obvious Acts of Fraud in the 2020 Election that You Are No Longer Allowed to Discuss. Jim Hoft – “Since the US Capitol rioting on January 6th the Democrat-Media Complex, including the tech giants, will no longer allow ANY discussion on fraud in the 2020 election. Democrats and RINO Republicans like Lindsey Graham are determined to shut this discussion down. – This is a lie. – They are trying to control what you can say, read or see.”

Visualizing How News Media Is Describing The Incident At The US Capitol. Tyler Durden – “Was it a riot? An insurrection? Or was it simply a protest?” … “Popular news media has a major impact on how society at large perceives major events. To learn more about the language used in recent coverage, we analyzed over 180 articles from Alexa’s top-ranked news websites in the United States. Here’s what we found.”

Feds Warn Amateur Radio Operators “Not To Commit Criminals Acts” Ahead Of Inauguration. Tyler Durden – The explains why the organization of amateur radio operators sent out an email “ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio (01/17/2021)”. This is another case of swamp FUD mongering also seen in the armed camp status in Washington D.C. this week. “it stands to reason that they, or others, may try to use radio amateur radio frequencies to coordinate rallies and or attacks.” Yes, many people abuse frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service but this does not make them hams. The ARRL has promoted The Radio Amateur’s Code since its beginning and most of its members adhere to the principles in this code..

What’s going on in Washington, D.C.? Terry Paulding – “I feel just a tad queasy, worried because this response is so far out of character for our country, and so over-the-top compared to anything that has happened — the incursion into the Capitol was small beer compared to the riots in many other cities all last summer.”

A Startling Thread on the National Guard Presence in Washington, D.C., for Inauguration Day. Stacey Lennox – “Jack Murphy is a political commentator and a resident of Washington, D.C. This morning, he put out a  Twitter thread about his observations of what is happening in the nation’s capital.” … “To put it bluntly, members of our military have been deployed on American soil in what appears to be a temporary occupation around the area of the inauguration.”

The Making of a Misogynist. Joseph Epstein – “I had written the piece to get what I thought a minor pet peeve off my chest” … “What I thought was a fairly light bit of prose whose intentions were chiefly comic set off a forest fire of anger toward, abuse of, and outright hatred for its author. It proves you can be a naïf even at the age of 83.”

The Woke Purge is Beginning. Bulldog at Maggie’s Farm – “because all this has happened slowly at first, then suddenly (due to the Capitol incident), Hemingway’s description of bankruptcy fits these moves restricting the freedoms on speech very well. ” … “What is happening now requires individual awareness and action. It does NOT require fighting or violence. Just intelligence and smart, cordial and meaningful action.” read the comments, too.

Google Is Evil. Derek Hunter – “Famously, Google’s motto is “Don’t Be Evil.” Maybe “famously” isn’t the right word. “Hilariously” is more appropriate because Google is, in fact, an evil company. But it’s not just Google.”

“One of the most pernicious powers the media had before the Internet was the power to ignore stories or information, deciding what the public needed to know. The Internet took that power away – allowing people to see what they’d left (and hoped would stay) on the cutting-room floor. Google is bringing back that business model, actively working to manipulate the public into a perverted view of the world and, more importantly, a way of thinking they want to impose. There are a lot of words to describe that way of acting, and at the top of the list is evil.

Amazon Is Still Selling ‘Kill All Republicans’ T-Shirts After Banning Parler For ‘Violence’. Jonathan Davis – “Leftists continue to set the standard for hypocrisy, but even more than that, they are working hard to demonize and even dehumanize their conservative political opponents much in the very same way Adolph Hitler’s Nazis dehumanized Jews.”

Fascism is Back. Hugh Meyers – “Fascists are back in a very big way, and they are not who legacy media say they are. They are not who big tech says they are. They are not who the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their minions say they are.”

“In The Gathering Storm, Winston Churchill reflected that World War II was one of the most avoidable catastrophes in world history. Time and time again those entrusted with Western governance decided against making a stand against fascism and in favor of what was hailed “peace in our time” then later described as appeasement. The butcher’s bill was enormous.

Thankfully, Americans are waking up to fascism and its oligarchs. It is late, the threat is right here, and there is a lot to do.

An Impeachment Incitement. Victor Davis Hanson – “What is this latest impeachment gambit really about? Of course, it was a Parthian shot to discredit President Trump’s supporters.” … “Here are reasons why the exercise proved a farce.”

Biden Is Already Rewarding Failure. Robert Spencer – “The old gang will be back in the saddle again: the foreign policy establishment hacks who have done nothing but fail, fail, and fail again, and in response keep getting rewarded not with dismissal and a forced return to private life, but with honors, awards, and promotions.”

Napalm Girl’ photographer defies backlash risk and accepts award at White House; is assaulted following night. W. Joseph Campbell – “Ut, who is almost 70 and stands barely 5 feet tall, retired in 2017 after 51 years of taking photos for the Associated Press news service. He said in his Newsweek essay that he anticipated receiving “a lot of messages about accepting the award.”

Texas State Historical Assn’s Chief Historian Says the Alamo Was an ‘Insignificant’ Battle and Represents ‘Whiteness.’ What Do Texas History Experts and the Facts Say? Bryan Preston – fisking woke history with a good rundown on the early 19th century history of Texas.

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