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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Censorship and oppression threaten America's trademark standards of democracy and open debate

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Watch as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. addresses health freedom advocates gathered in Copenhagen to strategize ways to maintain human rights on a global basis


On the eve of the 57th anniversary of his uncle John F. Kennedy's assassination, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. addressed health freedom advocates gathered in Copenhagen to strategize ways to maintain human rights on a global basis.

Robert Kennedy said that when Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee asked then-President Kennedy what he would like to have written on his tombstone, Kennedy replied, "He Kept the Peace."

Robert Kennedy then led the attendees through a history of the rise of censorship and oppression in recent decades, stressing that some form of war is key to the existence of the U.S. intelligence community. Highlights of his presentation include:
  • The biggest threat to American democracy comes from within.
  • President Eisenhower's farewell speech cautioned the public about the abuse of power within the "military industrial complex."
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall signified the end of the war on communism leaving U.S. intelligence workers with nothing to fight and the need to create a "war" to justify their existence.
  • The "war on terrorism" and the "bio-security agenda" became the new focal points of government intelligence with communism no longer a threat.
  • The installation of surveillance architecture ensures the capacity to keep track of every square foot of the planet and obliterate privacy.

Attention

Writers are now censors

They should never call themselves writers again.
Book Burning
© Truth Dig
It had to happen.

People who call themselves WRITERS are signing a letter pressuring publishers to ban Trump, and anyone who has worked for him:

Do not publish a Trump memoir. Stay away from him.

The letter was penned by Barry Lyga. Who?

LA Times, January 15 [1]: "More than 250 authors, editors, agents, professors and others in the American literary community signed an open letter this week opposing any publisher that signs book deals with President Donald Trump or members of his administration."

"Former DC Comics president Paul Levitz, journalist Sarah Weinman and 'Little Fires Everywhere' author Celeste Ng are among signatories to the letter, written by novelist Barry Lyga and titled 'No Book Deals for Traitors'."

"'We all love book publishing, but we have to be honest — our country is where it is in part because publishing has chased the money and notoriety of some pretty sketchy people, and has granted those same people both the imprimatur of respectability and a lot of money through sweetheart book deals,' the letter read. 'We affirm that participation in the administration of Donald Trump must be considered a uniquely mitigating criterion for publishing houses when considering book deals'."

"'Consequently, we believe: No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the almost rote largesse of a big book deal. And no one who incited, suborned, instigated, or otherwise supported the January 6, 2021 coup attempt should have their philosophies remunerated and disseminated through our beloved publishing houses'."

Beloved publishing houses? I'm sure no writer, in the last ten thousand years, has ever used that phrase.

Marijuana

Activist group hustling people into taking COVID vaccine with free cannabis

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© Jason Redmond / Reuters
Get stuck and take a puff.

Cannabis activist group DC Marijuana Justice plans to offer weed gift bags to those who get the COVID-19 vaccine in the nation's capital, the organization has announced.

"We are looking for ways to safely celebrate the end of the pandemic and we know nothing brings people together like cannabis," wrote DCMJ co-founder Nikoas Schiller in a press release for the initiative, dubbed "Joints for Jabs."

The group plans to hand out free ganja baggies at Washington, DC, vaccination sites, both to commemorate what is hopefully the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic and as advocacy for both reefer and getting vaccinated.

"To celebrate this momentous occasion and thank people for getting vaccinated, dozens of DC homegrowers will lawfully distribute free bags of cannabis outside vaccination centers as soon as the general public is able to get vaccinated," the release says, further quoting Schiller as saying, "When enough adults are inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine, it will be time to celebrate — not just the end of the pandemic, but the beginning of the end of cannabis prohibition in the United States."

Bad Guys

CNN airs guide to DEPROGRAM MAGA SUPPORTERS as cult expert claims ENTIRE country needs post-Trump help

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As calls to "deprogram" Trump supporters mount, CNN has hosted a former Moonie-turned-professional deprogrammer who suggested the whole nation had been "negatively influenced" and needed help. Viewers were not eager to sign up.

Cult expert Steven Hassan was on Tuesday brought on CNN to advise on how to deprogram members of what he described in his 2019 book as the "Cult of Trump." Perhaps with an eye toward boosting his deprogramming business, however, he suggested the entire country was in need of his services.

After CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota spoke of the Trump supporters who'd thronged the Capitol earlier this month as if they were no longer living, dramatically intoning over footage of the raid that "some of the people that you see here were once elementary school counselors, some of these people were firemen," she asked Hassan how Trump had "radically changed their personality."


Comment: We can expect to see this type of thing increase now that the authoritarian types have been let loose to condemn anyone who doesn't agree with them as defective. Who has the brainwashed perspective here?


NPC

We're saved! The Middle Ages have been decolonized!

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Death and dying, from an illuminated manuscript published by the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Leicester uni to axe 145 jobs, with medieval studies and English language set to sink to create a woke 'decolonised curriculum'

Cash-strapped University of Leicester is to cut dozens of jobs. Apparently, courses on race, sexuality and diversity will be spared the chopping block while professors teaching the English language should seek new employment.

On Monday, the university disclosed details about its downsizing plans. Due to Covid-19, its income flows have dried up, so some of its 3,800 staff will have to go, with as many as 145 jobs slated to become redundant.

An email explaining the situation and announcing a 90-day consultation period was sent to employees, and some of them were quite unhappy with the management's rationale for selecting which areas should be "disinvested."

Comment: The insanity is spreading
"The power of the individual large foundation is enormous. Its various forms of patronage carry with them elements of thought control. It exerts immense influence on educator, educational processes, and educational institutions. It is capable of invisible coercion. It can materially predetermine the development of social and political concepts, academic opinion, thought leadership, public opinion.

The power to influence national policy is amplified tremendously when foundations act in concert. There is such a concentration of foundation power in the United States, operating in education and the social sciences, with a gigantic aggregate of capital and income. This Interlock has some of the characteristics of an intellectual cartel. It operates in part through certain intermediary organizations supported by the foundations. It has ramifications in almost every phase of education." -John Taylor Gatto, author of "The Underground History of Education" and Thrice NY Teacher of the Year



Arrow Down

The 'second wave' of Covid was greatly overstated - UK Telegraph

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Sarah Knapton, Science Editor of the Telegraph, has produced an in-depth analysis of the statistics around the 'second wave'. It shows that misunderstood and misrepresented data are leading people to exaggerate the scale of the winter resurgence compared to the first peak last year.
On January 13th, Dr Yvonne Doyle, the Medical Director at Public Health England (PHE), issued an alarming statement claiming that Britain had reported the highest number of coronavirus deaths on a single day since the pandemic began.

She also alleged that there have now been more deaths in the second wave than the first.

Both these statements were "technically" true. On that day, 1,564 people were added to official mortality figures, the highest number ever, while the 44,198 "second wave" coronavirus deaths passed the 40,563 recorded up to August 31st.

Yet dig a little deeper and the narrative that the second wave is more deadly than the first begins to unravel.

I make an early caveat here that I firmly believe we are having a deadly second wave, and thousands more people are dying than would be expected ordinarily at this time of year. But it is not the tens of thousands more PHE would have you believe.

Handcuffs

1000's denounce COVID lockdown in Amsterdam as chaos unfolds at "unauthorized" gathering

Amsterdam Riots

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Multiple anti-lockdown demonstrations were observed in Europe over the weekend. The largest one was seen in the Austrian capital, Vienna, Saturday, where at least 10,000 people marched against new coronavirus restrictions. Then thousands more were seen in Amsterdam, the Netherlands' capital, denouncing new restrictive measures against their freedoms imposed by the government.

On Saturday, the demonstration in Vienna was mostly peaceful, even with a massive crowd. As for protests in Amsterdam, well, many clashed with riot police in an unauthorized demonstration.

According to Reuters, the unauthorized gathering was around the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum art galleries on Sunday.
People were waving flags and carrying signs the read: "Freedom: stop this siege" and singing "What do we want? Freedom!".

Comment: There are protests against the COVID madness in many countries. The mainstream media are blatantly ignoring the protests or in some rare cases, they are just inaccurately reporting about them.


Attention

America's First Revolution Is Happening Now

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Biden and his base
Hear me out and you will understand the title.

There is a difference between a rebellion and a revolution. A rebellion is what occurred in the thirteen colonies in the late 18th century. A revolution is what occurred in Russia in 1917.

A rebellion occurred in the colonies, because the subjects of the king in the colonies were treated differently constitutionally and in law from subjects of the king in England. The colonists had no representation in Parliament and no voice in how they were ruled.

The rebellion resulted in political independence but not in a change in the belief system. The colonists held to belief in the rule of law to which government is held accountable and to Blackstonian legal principles. The legal and political principles that the English had fought for from the Magna Carta to the Glorious Revolution of 1688, which established the people's power to govern themselves through representatives in Parliament, were enshrined in the Constitution. The United States is the Constitution. If the Constitution is set aside and not followed, the United States is a different entity.

Bizarro Earth

'We toppled a dictator': Feminist activist endures howls of derision after tweeting 'idiotic' take on Trump departure

Amy Siskind
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Amy Siskind speaking at the We the People March in Washington, DC, in September 2019.
As the sun sets on the Trump presidency, commenters are falling over themselves to cram in nonsensical hot-takes. Perhaps the daftest of all has been offered by activist Amy Siskind, who claimed America had "toppled a dictator."

High on the endorphins of inauguration week, Siskind took to Twitter on Tuesday to emphatically exclaim: "Can't be said enough: we toppled a dictator."

Comment: See also:


Light Sabers

59% of Russians oppose 'vaccine passports' - poll

Sputnik-V
© Sputnik / Pavel Lvov
A resident of Murmansk is preparing to be vaccinated against coronavirus with the Sputnik-V vaccine at the Murmansk Regional Center for Specialized types of Medical Care.
It has been floated as a way to get life back to normal, but it's not very popular. Most Russians are against the idea of introducing 'Covid Passports' for people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from the disease.

That's according to a new study by the SuperJob portal, which surveyed citizens countrywide following the introduction of passports in Bashkortostan, around 1,000km east of Moscow. The republic is the first to issue a permit for those with antibodies in a bid to kickstart the economy by allowing immunized people more freedom from restrictions.

Some 59 percent of respondents opposed the concept, while just 12 percent were in favor of implementing the proposal. It was even noted to be unpopular with those who would already be eligible for such a document, with only 18 percent of those people supporting the move.

Comment: With governments across the planet becoming increasingly totalitarian, and acting in lockstep, it's looking like there will be few places left where some form of vaccine ID won't be mandatory for everyday life: