Sunday, 20 August 2017

North Korea Sees Planned US-South Korea Wargames as ‘Catastrophe’

Various annually scheduled US wargames in and around the Korean Peninsula almost always provoke an increase in tension for their duration. The upcoming Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise is particularly ill-timed on that front, coming amid dangerously high tensions already.

The exercise, which begins Monday, will last 10 days, and involve 20,500 foreign troops in a simulated defense of South Korea from an invasion by North Korea. The exercise is the largest annual computerized command-and-control operation in the world. North Korea has termed the decision to hold the exercise a “catastrophe.”

17,500 US soldiers will participate, along with troops from Australia, New Zealand, multiple NATO member nations, and Colombia. US officials say the exercise is designed to “increase readiness,” though again this comes after weeks of claiming that US troops were already ready for war with North Korea at a moment’s notice.

Rather than firing missiles at Guam in reaction to this exercise the North Koreans should conduct similar exercises of their own.

Firing off ballistic missiles, as they have done in the past, will simply make a bad situation worse and provide justification for further Western sanctions that would also be applied to China.

Kim Jong-Un should play it cool. There is no need to fire the missiles, especially not over Japan, where they will be used for ABM target practice.

Meanwhile, when it comes to Afghanistan it appears that Trump does not want to escalate and may want to withdraw, while the Generals want to stay (to oversee the opium production?): Trump Continues to Resist Pressure for Afghan Escalation Pence, McMaster Lead Call for Escalation

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2017.]

Napolitano: Do We Really Want to Erase History?

Judge Napolitano's Chambers: Judge Andrew Napolitano explains why removing Confederate monuments is a slippery slope to erasing history.

Napolitano quoted Orwell:

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2017.]

George Soros Engineered Race War Begins in USA

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2017.]

'The Jewish Role in the Refugee Crisis'

The Zionists want either two things, a weakened Europe, perhaps at war with itself, that will not oppose their future domination of the Middle East. Meanwhile, the population of Israel is kept as monolithic as ever.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2017.]

Misleading Words: "Anti fascists", "Patriot act", etc; Reality Manipulation (Styx)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2017.]

Rebel Media is Done. Southern & Posobiec Take Hush Money. - The Demise Of The Rebel Media - What You Need To Know - Why Everyone's Leaving Rebel Media - Faith Goldy: Fired by Failing Rebel Media for Talking to Edgy Alt-Right Podcast

[JM Talboo] Here's an idea. Stop getting information from within a bubble. Here's a challenge. Seek out a nobody who is working hard for truth and give them a donation next time around, instead of your favorite well-known successful alternative media outlet that you normally fund when you can, as to give them the ammunition to continue the good fight! I mean, only well-oiled machines deserve the financial grease because they are the only ones that stand a chance of raging against that bigger evil machine with any effectiveness, right? David Seaman and myself beg to differ.

Because guess what? Power/money is a well-known corrupting force and no one is immune just because of their noble ideology. Good people will make excuses/justifications to do the wrong thing. We need to be as decentralized as possible, supporting the real little guys out there, spreading the love/money around more for people's hard work, as opposed to building up truth media juggernauts. These monsters are our own creations, in that we build certain people up way too much and way too fast for a myriad of reasons, but never think of the danger in doing so. There are a lot of little guys out there, some seemingly cursed by the fickle hand of fate, that work their asses off like myself who are pissed that only a select few seem to get all the rewards for what they do and now look what you get...

I don't agree with all that is said in these videos below, but it is clear that anyone willing to look objectively at all of this material, will conclude that everyone ever associated with Rebel Media, except Caolan Robertson, has no integrity. They likely care about the issues that they talk about, but they all will clearly directly engage in, or at least cover-up, unethical practices for monetary gain. The irony is, that any credibility one has for not going along with deceptive practices by Rebel Media to make cash, is made null and void by taking hush money to hush up about those practices. Lauren Southern's friend (boyfriend?) Luke Rudkowski was in fact indicted on 5 counts via a Grand Jury process, carried out by the Committee of Safety – Common Law Court (CoS-CLC), for practices similar to those exposed about Rebel Media below.

If anybody wants to help me out for all the hard work/activism I do, as detailed on my huge list of blogs and my page, you can skip a donation and just buy a set of pocket US Constitutions or a set of 9/11 Inside Job stickers from me (Golotomer) on Amazon. Us little guys really appreciate shit like that and don't take it for granted! I hate Amazon by the way and am not selling much on there anymore, but spreading liberty-minded information is forgivable!

Unlike other so called "truthers" I don't hold back, this is the truth about the implosion of Rebel Media and the hush money going around. Recently Caolan Robertson released a video about how Ezra Levant pays employees leaving the Rebel hush money to ensure they won;t expose people to the scam artist operation that Rebel Media is. Taking their listeners money for "charitable causes" when they are already funded and doing whatever they wanted with the cash, including offering huge sums of money to keep their ex reporters quiet. 

See the Video Here:

So now that Rebel Media is completely toast. What does this mean for Jack Posobiec and Lauren Southern who both lied about the reasons why they left, and took the hush money and lied to their audiences for months? Lauren Southern's video about going independent has been seen by almost 500k people and it was 100% lies. Same with Jack Posobiec's announcement about going independent. Neither of them cared enough about their audience to tell them the truth, they cared more about the money. 

Lauren "goes independent", "I have been meaning to go independent for awhile, I can't get into why" - she took the hush money and signed a contract to stay silent she admits it herself in this video:

Jack Posobiec The Rebel's DC Bureau Chief, Navy Intelligence Officer, Political Operative self proclaimed:

Jack Posobiec promotes FOAK, Proud Boys Political Cults:

Jack Posobiec caught plagiarizing at the Rebel:

Well Rebel Media has absolutely 0 integrity left, and the rats are now jumping off the sinking ship as they are all leaving or getting fired for doing interviews like Faith J Goldy. Real free speech zone at Rebel Media isn't it? Fired for just doing an interview, nothing about the content, just you interviewed with Daily Stormer so you are fired. Lulz. Just watch those subs drop, good bye Rebel Media.

As for Lauren Southern and Jack Posobiec, all I want to know is... How much is the truth worth to you? How much did it cost Ezra to buy your silence about Rebel Media?

Since neither of them have any credibility left, don't expect them to tell you the truth about this either. As for the other truthers like Dan Dicks, who kissed Lauren's ass over this whole thing. Your credibility is severely lacking lately. Your ignorance on PizzaGate is astonishing for one, and your possible ties to Jeff Berwick are a conflict of interest, and lastly this latest video you did on the Rebel Media implosion where you kiss Lauren's ass is pathetic, she took the hush money, open your eyes.

Full Show Notes On Steemit:

Ezra is having a tough week.


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When It Comes To Alternative Media, Posers Are Always Eventually Exposed. A video released today by a former Rebel Media employee Caolan Robertson details the corrupt nature of how Ezra Levant, owner of Rebel Media makes his money as well as how he treats his employees. In this video Dan Dicks of Press for Truth breaks down the details of this bombshell expose involving money scandals and the firing of their former correspondent Lauren Southern

Pinned by No Bullshit No Bullshit 1 day ago
Some updates; Faith Goldy was fired shortly after making this. Also, I'm not anti semitic, obviously. Just calling a Jew out for acting very Jewish. Like I've called out every other race and creed on this channel. If Ezra didn't want to be thought of as a stereotypical Jew he shouldn't run a media company and talk about his money and lawyers all the time lol

The audio of Faith's appearance on 'The Krypto Report' that finally got her kicked out of Sleazy Ezra Levant's "Rebel" Media Corporation. ● The rest of the story: ● Stefan Molyneux's post-Charlottesville interview with Goldy:


Was The Rebel's Laura Loomer's Stage Crash A Publicity Stunt? Accounting Is Needed:

Laura Loomer Claims to Have Tires Slashed, But They Appear to Have Blown Out on the Road:

Laura Loomer Crowd Sources Nose Job from WeSearchR?:

ALT-LEFT AMONG US - City in Hennepin County Flies ANTIFA Flag in Solidarity with Allies in Charlottesville - Seattle Protesters Getting Out Of Control:

Trump on Alt Left Charlotteville and The Marxist Subverted Society - Trump Denounces “Alt-Left” Antifa for Starting Violence in Charlottesville:

Charlottesville- Unite the Right Protest Recap - Alt Right, Cuckservatives, Communism vs Fascism, Unpopular Analysis - POTUS Trump Is Criticized By Media Because He Condemned Violence On Both Sides In Charlottesville - Trump's Response, Car Plows into Crowd, Helicopter Downed - Civil War is here! #Charlottesville:

Black Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson Interviews Richard Spencer: Whites Need IDENTITY POLITICS to Survive - Paul Joseph Watson and Mike Cernovich criticize Richard Spencer:

Jared Taylor on ALT-RIGHT and JEWS; White Advocacy; Bill O'Reilly; Trump (FULL) - Mexican Man: The Alt Right has to Exist For White America in Right Wing Politics:

Anthony Brian Logan: Why I'm Against The Daily Stormer Website Being Taken Down:

John Williams - A Move to Impeach Trump Will Tank Dollar

Economist John Williams says, “A big factor in the dollar’s value is political stability or the perceived political stability. Right now, you have a circumstance in Washington where there is tremendous political discord. I can’t remember seeing anything like this in the past. The President has effectively had his options shut off in terms of moving the economy. I was looking for him to get elected because of the weakness in the economy. . . . This intensifies the problems for the economy, but I can tell you right up front it’s a big negative for the dollar. . . . If you have a move for impeachment for the President, that will tank the dollar.”

What does John Williams’ gut tell him to do before this Fall? Williams says, “I would be out of the stock market, and I’d have my money in gold. I mean physical gold, physically owning the gold. . . .Suppose the things I am looking for begin to break. You may see rioting in the streets. You may see disruptions in the supply chains to grocery stores.” 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 20th, 2017.]

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Terrorists Trapped: Syrian & Russian Forces Surround ISIS in Strategic Area in Hama

Syrian forces, supported by Russian fighter jets, have surrounded Islamic State terrorists near the strategic town of Akerbat in Hama province.
Russia has been conducting airstrikes in the area to destroy armored vehicles and heavy weapons.
The terrorists were trying to escape to their stronghold, the city of Deir ez-Zor, near the Iraqi border. Syrian journalist Alaa Ibrahim has the details from Syria.


Syrian War Report – August 18, 2017: Syrian Army Delivers Devastating Blow To ISIS In Homs Province  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2017.]

#Barcelona & the DEADLY CULT of Diversity - Black Pigeon

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2017.]

Nigel Farage “not once do we ever hear a single leader in Europe offer policy solutions whatsoever"

Nigel Farage “And not once do we ever hear a single leader in Europe offer any policy solutions whatsoever,they are still in denial"

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2017.]

Slaves Fighting Slaves For The Slave Owners - Dot Connector Videocast

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2017.]

When SJWs Attack - Sargon of Akkad

The social justice censors are out in force, harassing event organisers with all the righteous fury they can muster because someone, somewhere is going to say something they don't like.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2017.]

STEVE BANNON FIRED BY TRUMP: General John F. Kelly And Trump Fire Steve Bannon (H.A. Goodman)

H.A. Goodman points out the General Flynn should have been kept and not Bannon.


Roger Stone On Steve Bannon Getting Fired

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1112): Uber Business

Max and Stacy discuss subprime auto leases running over Uber. Max continues his interview with Stephen Baldwin about plans for the Great American Pilgrimage across America in an RV, looking to meet the people overlooked by mainstream television media.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2017.]

Friday, 18 August 2017

Charlottesville, Soros, Civil War, Identity Politics, and Refugees in Canada. Michael Rivero

Hillary Plea Bargain, 2nd Special Counsel, North Korea, Venezuela, and Syrians
Guest's website:

One correction to Rivero's assessment of General McMaster, while not an over supporter of Israel he is a close ally of the neocon, General Patraeus. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 18th, 2017.]

Weimar America - Sargon

The "alt left" and alt right are racial collectivists who despise each other for picking the wrong side, but they both despise liberalism more.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 18th, 2017.]

John David Podesta (born January 8, 1949) is a columnist and former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

John David Podesta (born January 8, 1949) is a... by debunkerbuster
Some interesting info about John Podesta in this video.

President Trump Unites Country To Fight Human Trafficking - President Trump made a statement after 3 bills passed the House Of Representatives as they sit at the feet of the Senate now:

John David Podesta (born January 8, 1949) is a columnist and former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 18th, 2017.]

Al Sharpton Wants to Destroy the Jefferson Memorial: The Coming Collapse of Identity Politics (Styx)


POLL: 62% Of Americans Believe Confederate Statues Should Remain, Only 27% Disagree

Black Christian Leaders Defend Trump After Charlottesville Riots

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 18th, 2017.]

Real Reason Al Gore's New Film "Truth to Power" was a Flop (Adapt 2030)

Al Gores new Inconvenient Truth squeal Truth to Power, flopped at the box office because temperatures are now lower than when he won the Nobel Peach Prize, its snowing in Wyoming, its snowing in Colorado in July and August, record cold start to Britain's summer holidays in over 35 years, Denmark has had no summer which takes it back 38 years to find those temperatures, Australia broke a plethora of winter low temperature records and snowfall records and there is more sea ice now that 1972

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 18th, 2017.]

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The West Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels, Says Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday there is evidence that the West is supplying chemical weapons to militants in Syria.

“Yes, it’s true,” she told the state-funded Vesti FM radio station on Thursday morning. "Western countries and regional powers are directly and indirectly supplying militants, terrorists and extremists in Syria with banned toxic substances.”

The comment came after Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Wednesday that chemical weapons supposedly produced by the United States and Britain had been found in areas previously held by Islamic State.*  

The Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad, which Russia backs, has been been widely accused of using chemical weapons. In June, a report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said the banned nerve agent sarin had been used in an attack in northern Syria in April.

A joint United Nations and OPCW investigation earlier said Syrian government forces had used chlorine gas in three attacks in 2014 and 2015.

During the interview, Zakharova said the West was also providing terrorists in Syria with small arms, money and “informational support,” citing the White Helmets, a volunteer group which works in opposition-held territory in Syria, as an example.

She said it was “a proven fact” that the White Helmets engaged in the “falsification of its humanitarian activities, the recording of ‘fake videos’ on the reanimation of children and civilian population.”

“And look at what happened in the West,” she said. “I’m not even talking about the fact that [the White Helmets] were cited practically on a daily basis, that its videos were shared online with the speed of light on platforms supported by the West.”

“The pinnacle was when they received an Oscar,” she said, referring to the Oscar-winning Netflix documentary on the group. Zakharova also slammed the fact the group was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Islamic State is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 17th, 2017.]

‘No Military Action Without Our Consent’ - South Korea Against War on Korean Peninsula

South Korea's president says only his country can decide the fate of the Korean Peninsula - and whether there will be any military action there. The statement came as thousands protested in Seoul against the United States' deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in their country. The calls for de-escalation contrast sharply with US President Donald Trump's statements though...

There is too much to lose for all sides when it comes to war in Korea. Nevertheless, it's likely that the US will continue to use the Korean situation to impose limited sanctions (tariffs) on China - a long term goal of the Trump Administration.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 17th, 2017.]

Charlottesville 2 - Paul Craig Roberts

What the liberal/progressive/left is trying to do with Charlottesville is to associate Trump supporters with White Supremacists and in this way demonize Trump supporters so that they will not have a voice when Trump is overthrown in a coup. Or it can be put in a different way: Charlottesville is being used by someone to discredit Trump and the people who elected him in order to pave the way for a coup, and the liberal/progressive/left is enabling the plot.

Upon reflection, I think that for most of the liberal/progressive/left the denunciations and one-sided interpretation of Charlottesville are just the ingrained knee-jerk reaction of people brought up in Identity Politics. In Identity Politics, everyone is a White Hat except racist, sexist, homophobic, gun-nut white males. The only tolerable white males are those who accept this characterization of themselves. All others are “white supremacists” or “nazis.”

From what I read on progressive websites, those imbued with Identity Politics are letting the emotionalism of the politics run away with them. My friend, Rob Kall, who is fair and open-minded and posts my columns on OpEdNews, including those to which he takes exception, writes: “Trump is Now the Leader of White Supremacists and Nazis.” Rob reaches this conclusion because Trump held both sides responsible for the violence in Charlottesville. By seeing equivalence between the two sides, Trump “made it clear that he was siding with the White Supremacists, giving them aid, support and encouragement.” (You might remember Jean Kirkpatrick who denounced liberals for seeing moral equivalence between the Soviet Union and the US.) I doubt this is the way Trump saw his statement. From the news videos I saw, there seemed to be plenty of hate on both sides. Certainly, there is plenty of hate for Trump among progressives.

In the Washington Post, Alexandra Petri finds Trump’s words condemning the violence on both aides to be “despicable words.” Petri apparently thinks that, counter to what the news coverage shows, the counter protesters did not engage in any violence, or else she thinks that violence from this side was justified but not violence from the other side. She condemns Trump for his statement: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” In her opinion, the last three words, “on many sides” shows that Trump is partial to White Supremacists.

Richard Eskow joins the chorus. He links together deaths in Charlottesville, New York, Portland, Charleston, under “white nationalist terror” and hands them to Trump.

The Daily Kos also equates Trump’s blaming both sides for the violence, which is what the media reports show to be the case, with a defense of “white supremacist/neo-Nazi violence.”

Joe Macare at Truthout tells us that “Truthout will continue to report on the threat of neo-Nazis in the street — as well as those in the White House who are in lockstep with their agenda. We’ll talk to the people organizing against fascism on all fronts. We won’t equivocate or condemn ‘both sides.’ We won’t blame the Nazis’ targets for the hate they receive. But we know that these are not the only faces of racism. Whether it manifests itself in education policy, in gentrification, in economic inequality, in racist policing or in the United States’ immigration and ‘defense’ policies, Truthout will continue exposing white supremacy in all its forms.”

Truthout’s Anna Sutton expresses her “Heartbreak, Anger.” She doesn’t know where to begin. But she sees a fundraising opportunity. Make a donation and Truthout will “tell it like it is” against the “corporate and right-wing media” that are “bending over backwards to normalize Trump and the violence and xenophobia displayed by his rabid followers.” One wonders what corporate right-wing media she is talking about, The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, all of which denounce Trump 24/7?

How do we avoid the question: who is over the top, the “alt-right” at Charlottesville or their progressive critics?

Over at CounterPunch, a remnant of America’s left-wing, John Eskow tells us that he has walked among white supremacists “since I first learned to walk. They surrounded me in blue-collar Utica, New York—an early capitol of Rust Belt America, back in the 1950s.”

Here is Identity Politics’ association of the working class with White Supremacy. The all-powerful, all-threatening White Supremacists could do nothing to prevent—who?—from offshoring their jobs to Asia. But these people, who are so powerless that they could not even save their own jobs, are a great threat to us good people, who sat sucking our thumbs in unconcern while their economic lives were snuffed out.

CounterPuncher John Wight, prior to affirming the dogma that from the very beginning America has been “synonymous with white supremacy,” first unleashes both barrels on the liberal/progressives: “Strident declamations against fascism in Charlottesville from those who supported fascists in Kiev, calls for action to be taken against extremists in America by those who’ve been supporting them in Syria. What is this if not rank hypocrisy?”

Ah, so, why did the liberal/progressives align with the military/security complex and the neoconservatives against Donald Trump who declared, to his undoing, his intention to normalize relations with Russia, thus removing the enemy needed to justify the $1 trillion annual budget of the military/security complex? These vast monies could have gone into health care for the unprovided, into public assistance for the unprovided, but the liberal/progressive/left would not have it. If the liberal/progressives are so against violence and hate, why do they support the hate campaign against Trump and Russia?

Has Identity Politics made the liberal/progressive/left deaf, dumb, and blind such that their reality is limited to the emotions that Identity Politics produces?

This is a valid question. It is not meant to be derogatory. It is meant to lead to an understanding of our plight as a country. How does a country in which blacks are taught to hate whites, women are taught to hate men, and whose history is explained as white oppression successfully deal with the defining issues of our time?

Indeed, such a country is incapable of even recognizing the real issues. It seems clear enough that our doom is certain.

Identity Politics has such a firm hold on universities, media, all sorts of subject areas in public schools such as black studies, women studies, race studies, native American studies, and in Democratic Party politics that reality is absent from the picture. Most of what is deplored by Identity Politics are simply products of history, not of the evil intentions of white males. It once was the case that the function of liberal progressivism was to reform what was inherited from the past and had been morally outgrown. But this progressive agenda has been abandoned to hate that is just as wrong and deadly as the hate to which the liberal progressives object. So we are left with what: hate against hate. This is not promising.

We have to come back to the question, why is the liberal/progressive/left comfortable with being aligned with the warmonger neoconservatives and the military/security complex against President Donald Trump who intended, until he was blocked, to reduce the extremely dangerous to all of mankind tensions between the US and Russia created over 24 years by the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes? If you are really against violence, why oppose the only president we have had since Reagan who wants to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict?

I have asked this question a number of times. I have never had an answer from the liberal/progressive/left.

Are we to conclude that they are unaware, lost as they are in their hatred of white, heterosexual males, that they don’t care, that they want Trump destroyed even if Pence, the replacement, leads us into unwinnable war with Russia and China?

Why do the environmental and wildlife preservation organizations jump on the anti-Trump bandwaggon. Are they unaware of the consequences to all life of nuclear war?

What explains the total unreality in which Americans exist? We are supposed to be the leaders of the world. How can we lead when we are so utterly, hopelessly blind and stupid and consumed by hate?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 17th, 2017.]

McCain Condemns Far-Right Violence in Charlottesville While Supporting Ukrainian Nationalists

US Senator John McCain has joined the ranks of politicians condemning the far-right violence in Charlottesville. However, many Twitter users were quick to remind him that he was pictured with Ukrainian nationalists not so long ago...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 17th, 2017.]

Yes, the Alt-Left Exists: Yes, it is Violent (Styx)

Trump is nowhere near coherent enough to make it plain and simple.

Styx explaining what Trump tried to articulate.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 17th, 2017.]


And H.A. Goodman is from the left, but he is also a truth teller.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 17th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1111): 'Silver Lining' of US Mortality Rates

Up for discussion in this episode is ‘the silver lining’ of the shocking increase in US mortality rates - reduced pension costs for corporations, increased profits for shareholders. At least this is the upside, according to the financial press. Max also interviews Stephen Baldwin about their plans for The Great American Pilgrimage as they cross America in an RV looking to meet the people overlooked by mainstream television media. By the end of the pilgrimage, they hope to have had a whole lot of fun and a little bit of enlightenment.

Max opens with the comment about the economics of extinction.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 17th, 2017.]

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Syrian War Report – August 15, 2017: Tiger Forces Clearing Central Syria From ISIS


Syrian War Report – August 14, 2017: Govt-held Area In Syria Grown Significantly Over Two Months

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2017.]

Free Speech at All Costs: We Must Reject Authoritarianism in All Forms (Styx)

You can reject the far left and far right without enabling state abuse; and rejecting state abuse is more important anyways.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2017.]


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has sent a series of highly apposite Tweets regarding the recent right wing versus left wing protests in Charlottesville that have resulting in one death and multiple injuries.

In the above Tweet, Assange has juxtaposed a neo-Nazi torch march in Kiev with the far-right torch march in Charlottesville. Apart from the torches, it is clear that the Ukrainian fascists were far more equipped for violence as they were wearing bullet-proof combat gear and facial coverings.

Apart from this, the Ukrainian neo-Nazis got scant political coverage in the western media in spite of the fact that their actions included overthrowing a legitimate government as recognised by the United Nations and the installation of a fascist regime which continues to wage a war of aggression on the peoples of Donbass. This war has included the use of chemical weapons on civilians.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2017.]

News Round-Up: Trump, Virginia Protests, Gender Fluidity & More...

Richie Allen considers that much of what we are seeing from the Trump Administration is deliberate theatre for the masses. This may be true in some respects.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2017.]

James Corbett on Learned Helplessness and Learned Optimism

In this clip from the BFP Roundtable on "Why Are Americans So Apathetic?" James Corbett gives a short lesson on learned helplessness and learned optimism.

One can become more optimistic by understanding how the world really works, and then recognising various steps that can be taken to rectify the negative things you see (by simply spreading awareness of the problems as the first step).

Having a number of wise quotations helps: “One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1110): Trend reversals

Max and Stacy discuss Obamacare death spirals and towns left to die post-trade deals. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Gerald Celente of about paradigm shifts: from cryptocurrencies to electric cars.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2017.]

Summer Temperatures Plummet - As Climate Scientists Ramp Up Their Fraud (Tony Heller)

Summer afternoon temperatures in the US have plummeted over the last 80 years. But this story doesn't scare anyone and doesn't bring in funding. So climate scientists are telling spectacular lies to keep their scam alive.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 16th, 2017.]

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

This Week in Stupid, Charlottesville (13/08/2017) - Sargon of Akkad

The alt right and social justice warriors are racial collectivists who are opposed to the basic values of the Enlightenment.

Sargon's perspective on the situation, in terms of the ideological battle, is right on the money. He points out that these fascists exist because of creeping left wing (over the top) Social Justice 'activism'. He also points out that the police should have kept these groups apart.

Sargon, as a liberal, condemns both fascists and communists who act as racial collectivists. He points to the fact that modern Western society has been based upon the idea of individualism where people have individual rights and are not organised by things such as skin colour or religious disposition.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2017.]

Charlottesville Protest Turns Violent: Antifa And The Left vs White Nationalist aka Unit The Right (The Doctor of Common Sense)

The Doctor of Common Sense points out that perceived oppression of one group of people (injustice) will result in a backlash. He has no sympathy for extremists from any of the factions that appeared in Charlottesville.

The Doctor also addresses the fact that race baiting played a part in what is happening today, along with the fact that authorities on the day (deliberately) didn't step in to stop what was unfolding (in order to create an incident).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2017.]

Charlottesville, Trump's Response, Car Plows into Crowd, Helicopter Downed; My Response to Chaos (Styx)

Styxhexenhammer666 makes good points about how the media has used race baiting to help create the situation that unfolded in Charlottesville. The media frames things within a identitarian frame work, brain washing people to think within an "us vs them" mindset. What happened was not unexpected.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2017.]

Establishment Main Stream Media Narratives, Remember Who They Serve Re: Charlottesville (Sane Progressive)

The Sane Progressive points out how identity politics helped create what happened through divisive narratives pushed in the media. Vilification and narrow 'talking point' politics caused what happened (the general violence).

She warns how the existing power structure is placing the blame for the present situation on Trump and thus causes people to ignore the wider circumstance that led to the incident.

What is happening today in the US ultimately helps the Police State.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2017.]

Trump Warns Xi: Trade War With China Begins Monday

As if there weren't enough geopolitical and social stress points in the world to fill a lifetime of "sleepy, vacationy" Augusts, late on Friday night President Trump spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him that he's preparing to order an investigation into Chinese trade practices next week, according to NBC. Politico confirms that Trump is ready to launch a new trade crackdown on China next week, citing an administration official, a step that Trump delayed two weeks ago under the guidance of his new Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly, but now appears imminent. It is also an escalation which most analysts agree will launch a trade war between Washington and Beijing.

As Politico details, Trump on Monday will call for an investigation into China over allegations that the nation violated U.S. intellectual property rights and forced technology transfers, the official said. While it's unclear how much detail Trump will get into in the announcement, administration officials expect U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open an investigation against China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The ordering of the investigation will not immediately impose sanctions but could lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump has expressed frustration in recent months over what he sees as China's unfair trade policies.

As we discussed two weeks ago, Trump had planned to launch the trade investigation more than a week ago, but he delayed the move in favor of securing China's support for expanded U.N. sanctions against North Korea, the senior administration official said.
The pending announcement also comes amid heightened tension between the United States and China, even after the Trump administration scored a victory in persuading Beijing to sign onto new United Nations sanctions on North Korea. Still, Trump has delayed trade action before, amid pressure from business groups and major trading partners:
Two Commerce Department reports examining whether to restrict steel and aluminum imports on national security grounds were expected by the end of June but have been bottled up in an internal review. Trading partners raised threats of retaliation and domestic steel users complained of being hurt by price increases and restricted supply.
The trade investigation will immediately strain relations between the U.S. and China as the two countries wrestle with the unpredictable situation over North Korea.  Should Trump follow through, the move will lay the groundwork for Trump to impose tariffs against Chinese imports, which will mark a significant escalation in his efforts to reshape the trade relationship between the world's two largest economies. In other words, even if there is now conventional war announced with either North Korea or Venezuela, Trump's next step is to launch a trade war against China.

Trump's election promise was to bring back industry to the US via tariffs placed on goods coming in from China, Mexico and other regions. What is occurring here will ultimately prove beneficial to US workers as businesses reverse their decades long practice of outsourcing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2017.]


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2017.]

Monday, 14 August 2017

Our Leaders Are Psychopaths - Corbett Report

They walk among us. On the outside. they’re just like you and me, but on the inside they are unfeeling automatons who care only for themselves. They are the psychopaths, and they are in control of our governments, our corporations, our military and all of the positions of power. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we delve into Political Ponerology, a diagnosis of our politicians and a brief look at the bigger picture.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2017.]

Report: Israeli forces detain 880 Palestinians, including 144 children, in July

Israeli forces detained 880 Palestinians from the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the besieged Gaza Strip in the month of July alone, according to joint report from the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS), al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs.

Among the detainees were 144 children and 18 women, the report pointed out, adding that the majority of the detentions took place in East Jerusalem and the Jerusalem district of the West Bank, with a total of 425 detentions.

The Jerusalem area was followed by by Hebron with 120 detentions, Nablus with 85, Jenin with 49, Qalqiliya with 47, Bethlehem with 45, Ramallah with 37, Tulkarem with 36, Tubas with 14, Salfit with 10, and Jericho with 10, while two people from the Gaza Strip were detained.

July's detentions brought the total number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody to 6,400, including 52 women, 10 teenage girls, and 300 children, according to the report.
Among the detainees are 12 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), one of whom has been classified by Israel as an "illegal fighter."

Meanwhile, approximately 450 prisoners are being held without trial or charge under Israel’s widely condemned policy of administrative detention.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2017.]

The Merkelling of Europe: Chinese Gone Wild - Black Pigeon

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1109): Geopolitics & Cryptocurrencies

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the electric car boom driving a resource boom in Australia . . . and the biggest mines are now being acquired by Chinese companies. In the second half, Max interviews Gerald Celente of about paradigm shifts: from cryptocurrencies to electric cars

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2017.]

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Trump Gives Update on North Korea

President Trump gives an update on the North Korea situation after a National Security Briefing, and takes some questions from reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey

Although there is continued tough talk from both the US and North Korea the situation here, in terms of outcomes, is pretty simple.

If the US strikes North Korea one will expect a counter strike by the North Koreans. Such counter striking may likely be an escalated response (causing more damage that the original attack.) Any escalation to full scale war would see Seoul destroyed within hours (or minutes) and most of North Korea destroyed, where Chinese military forces would be introduced to defend their allies.

Neither South Korea, North Korea, or China would be happy with this outcome, so they will do everything to avoid it. The Chinese especially do not want to be subject to US economic sanctions (which are likely to kick in during a conflict).

What may happen is some sort of backroom deal between North Korea and China to stop Kim Jong Un's missile tests. If this happens the situation will de-escalate. If the US and South Korea conduct further provocative war games on the border, as they usually do, then the best thing would be for North Korea to ignore it. If they must react, the North Korea army can hold its own military exercises(excluding the firing ballistic missiles), where they can show off their conventional military equipment - like armoured vehicles, artillery pieces, and aircraft. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2017.]

‘No War, No Peace’: India Raises Military Alert Level Over China Border Dispute

The standoff between China and India along the Doklam Plateau has shown no signs of de-escalating, as India continues to bolster its strength and increase operational readiness along the border.
New Delhi raised the military alertness level as a "matter of caution," according to anonymous sources speaking to Reuters. The level in question is known as "no war, no peace," and instructs the soldiers to take defensive positions. 

India sends its troops onto "operational alert" every year in the fall — but this year the state has been activated early. "It's out of caution. It has been done because of the situation,"  the anonymous source told Reuters. "The troop level along the border with China in the Sikkim and Arunachal sectors [next to Doklam] has been increased," another anonymous official told the India Times.

New Delhi is split over its next course of action. On August 4, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called for a bilateral troop retreat to increase the chances of a peaceful resolution, while Defense Minister Arun Jaitley told the National Parliament on Friday that the military was "prepared to take on any eventuality" in the stand-off. 

Jaitley also denied reports of ammunition shortages, after a Comptroller and Auditor General report found that the border forces only had enough to fight for 20 days. "Our defense forces have adequate equipment to face any eventuality," Jaitley said. Since the report, "significant process has been made. It is a continuous process. Therefore, nobody should have any doubt about the availability of equipment or the preparedness of our forces."
For seven weeks now, China and India have faced off over the Doklam plateau, an area disputed by China and India's ally Bhutan. This sequence of events began when China attempted to build a road through remote and rugged Doklam, which they call Donglang and claim is a part of Tibet. Bhutan protested, as they also claim Doklam as part of their territory. Bhutan and India are signatories of a "Friendship Treaty," and so India intervened on their smaller ally's behalf.
The construction of the road screeched to a halt after India dispatched troops to the region, which China claims is a violation of their sovereignty. The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has planted its feet and claimed the Chinese project threatens India's security.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2017.]

RED ALERT: Congress Finds Mueller’s “Conflict of Interests” and Demands He RESIGN.

Plus there is still no evidence that Russia hacked the election, the target of Mueller's 'investigations' (the witch-hunt is cover for Hillary's loss and a gambit by neocons to stop good relations with the Russian Government).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2017.]

Escapism: Our Brave New World - Lauren Southern

A warning about being overly distracted by trivialities while the crooks run free and society falls apart.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2017.]

Brave New World 1980 (BBC)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1980 BBC Television Production

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2017.]

Five Easy Steps Towards Safeguarding Your Internet Presence Against 1984 Style Censorship (Styx)

Styx says:

1. Get Pale Moon as a browser.
2. Use protonmail.
3. Upload all your content to other video sites. You can use keepvid to redownload them all. Vidme, Bitchute, Steemit, Vimeo, and Dailymotion are all decent.
4. Use, the free speech twitter.
5. Turn off adsense entirely

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2017.]

Are Climate Alarmists Scientists? OrJust Dangerous Psychopaths? (Tony Heller)

In this video I discuss the efforts to hide the 1970s global cooling scare, and the very disturbing history of the top people who were involved in both scams.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2017.]


The disconnect between genuine human market activity and that created by machines proceeds apace, for JP Morgan has just launched a new algorithmic high frequency trading algorithm, as this article from Zero Hedge, spotted and shared by Mr. B.H., states:
The motivation, as usual, is the "bottom line," and maximizing profits while minimizing costly (human) labor overhead:
In the latest victory for robot kind over humans, LOXM’s job will be to execute client orders with maximum speed at the best price, "using lessons it has learnt from billions of past trades — both real and simulated — to tackle problems such as how best to offload big equity stakes without moving market prices." 
In other words, one giant "big data" aggregator, using historical precedent to guide future decisions, which coming in a time when "this time it's certainly different" for the broader stock market, could be a big mistake. 
“Such customisation was previously implemented by humans, but now the AI machine is able to do it on a much larger and more efficient scale,” said David Fellah, of JPMorgan’s European Equity Quant Research team. Mr Ciment said that, so far, the European trials showed that the pricing achieved by LOXM was “significantly better” than its benchmark. 
The development guarantees another round of downsizing among bank front offices as increasingly inefficient human traders are removes from the equation... and payroll. As the FT notes, investment banks have been increasingly using AI, automation and robotics to help cut costs and eliminate time-consuming routine work. "For example, UBS’s recent deployment of AI to deal with client post-trade allocation requests, which saves as much as 45 minutes of human labour per task. UBS has also brought in AI to help clients trade volatility." (Italicized emphasis added)
It's precisely that italicized phrase (which I have emphasized) that caught my attention in this article, as the reader might well imagine, for "tackling problems such as how best to offload big equity stakes without moving market prices" has been, I submit, one of the major problems with high frequency trading algorithms, as exemplified by the various "flash crashes" that occur from time to time, beginning with the infamous May 2010 flash crash. The problem, of course, has been that these algorithms can, and have, "run amok", and caused market value of certain equities or commodities either to dramatically rise, or fall, within mere seconds, forcing shut downs of markets and price "resets," as I have blogged here before. The problem, as I saw it then, and still see it, is that these "resets" are costly, and will inevitably involve humans and human activity, and that, of course, adds to overhead costs.

But now, supposedly, JP Morgan has waved a magic wand of code, and one can now "offload big equity stakes without moving market prices." Let that one sink in for a moment... "big equity stakes" can be "offloaded" without any effect on market prices!?!?  Since when?!? The sentence, I submit, is a stunning admission of just how artificial, and unreal, these markets have become under trading algorithms. If prices are not affected by "offloading big equity stakes," then one of the key mechanisms by which humans determine their investment decisions - the price of an equity itself within market movement - no longer is reflective of anything humanly real. I don't know about you, but I don't want to invest my paltry $100 in a share of Twisted Trading Algorithm Partners, Inc.  when the price itself is being determined in part by an algorithm that will allow JP Morgan to dump, or buy, vast blocks of Twisted Trading (NASQUACK symbol, TT) without "moving market prices." Yes, that means I'd personally really rather have human traders on a floor waving papers and shouting hysterically at each other to conclude trades. And yes, I'll take a physical copy of that 1 share of Twisted Trading's stock, thank you very much.

Rigged markets.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2017.]

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Syria & Iraq War Report – August 9, 2017: US-led Coalition Strikes PMU In Border Area


Syrian War Report – August 10, 2017: Army Inflicts Large Casualties To ISIS Terrorists

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]

Here Is The Reason The U.S. Does NOT Want Peace with North Korea!

This week on Newsbud’s China Watch with Peter Lee: All of a sudden, the best-laid plans for denuclearizing Korea, confronting China on the Doklam Plateau, and pushing around Singapore all go sideways at once! Uncertainty in Asia! Get used to it!

There's too much to lose in the Korean situation for both the North and South to engage one another in battle. However, war fears can be used to further military spending. Expect this to continue.

Note: Regarding the Bhutan border confrontation, both China and India have overly large populations. The leaders of these countries would not be adverse to having a 'limited' war in which to cover for their domestic failings (and cull some of their numbers).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]

The New Lysenkoists

This video addresses the fight between subjective experience/ideology vs testable and observable science when it comes to analysing the world around us. Currently science is being attacked by Social Justice Subjectivists who don't know what they are talking about.

Note: The well spoken host of the video is (provably/scientifically) wrong when it comes to his introduction denigrating 911 truth and his implication that vaccines and GMOs are entirely safe. Nevertheless the video's demolition of subjectivism when it comes to 'rejecting science' is worth a look.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]

The Millennial Left Has Sold Out to Organized Religion, Corporations, and Authoritarianism (Styx)

Adding to Styx's criticism of the left, when it comes to war, they (a great many of them) supported (or remained quiet) while Obama and Hillary waged war on Libya and Syria - having drunk the kool aid that they were ridding the world of evil dictators. If Obama was still President and stated that North Korea needed to be attacked because they were 'causing some kind of humanitarian crisis' then there would likely be silence on the left as the wheels of war were put into motion.

Today Russia is the 'undemocratic dictatorship' that needs to be brought down for 'putting Trump (the dictator) into office' where both Trump and Putin are the new Hitlers. This sort of shallow assessment of geopolitical events only plays into the hands of the neocon warmongering elitists (and their media) that are driving this identitarian propaganda/psychology.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]

‘Stories Blocked if Not Supporting Refugee Policy’ – German Journalist to RT

Rejected contributions, boycott calls and a public letter refuting her words were some of the tactics freelance reporter Claudia Zimmermann faced after exposing her employer, German public broadcaster WDR, for sticking to pro-government narrative on migrant crisis.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]

What Can We Do? - Sargon of Akkad

An answer for the people who ask me what they can do to help.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1108): Bond Market Bubble

In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the private prisons shaking down municipalities across America for more inmates. In the second half Max interviews Trace Mayer about the latest with bitcoin.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]

Very High Probability Of Fraud By Government Climate Scientists (Tony Heller)

A new government climate report leaked to the New York Times, is chock full of misinformation, manipulated data, bad mathematics, junk science and fraud. I cover some of that in this video.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 12th, 2017.]

Friday, 11 August 2017

North Korea Is A Distraction From Border Conflict Between India And China

Steve Pieczenik joins Adam Curry and Alex Jones via Skype to discuss how the North Korea nuclear situation is a psy-op to distract the public from the border conflict between China and India.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]

News Round-Up: Asian Grooming Gangs, Paris Attack, Trump & N. Korea & More.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]

China Preparing ‘Small’ Military Operation to Expel Indian Troops

Chinese state media is quoting officials familiar with the situation as saying the nation is preparing for a “small-scale military operation” aimed at expelling Indian troops from the Doklam region, after a protracted stand-off in the area.

China was trying to build a road in the Doklam region when Indian ground troops crossed the border to stop them. Indian forces have remained there, albeit in small numbers, ever since. India does not claim the land belongs to them, but claims that Bhutan believes it belongs to them, and that an old treaty with Bhutan obliges them to back the claim.

The territory is sparsely inhabited, and of little value to either. Still, Chinese officials warn that the row with India could have a long-term impact on their relationship, whether or not the dispute results in any sort of military exchange.

Chinese officials aren’t prepared to wait forever, though, and envision a “limited war” being launched within the next two weeks to expel the Indian troops.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]

ISIS, Free Speech, Fake News, Constitution Free Zones, and Cal Exit. Michael Rivero

Seth Rich, Mueller, Soros, Sessions, and Al Gore
Guest's website:

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]

The Self-Serving Cosmopolitan Press - Sargon of Akkad

The liberal press were absolutely smashed by Stephen Miller on both a factual and moral level (about immigration).

Sargon also pointed to the unproven Russia-hack conspiracy theory used by 'journalists' to bash him, along with talking about Trump on social media.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]

UK: Acid Attacks Now at ‘Epidemic Levels’, Says Burns Surgeon

A burns surgeon who treats many acid attack victims coming out of East London has suggested that the proliferation of such crimes is now at epidemic levels.

Dr Martin Niall, a burn surgeon at Mid-Essex Hospital, told National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S. that acid attacks in Britain “are now at levels that one of my colleagues described as epidemic”.

He added: “Everyone, ourselves included, has been shocked by this emerging threat to public health.”

In terms of attacks per head of population, London is now the acid attack capital of the world, with a 74 per cent rise in assaults — from 261 to 454 — between 2015 and 2016.

Hundreds of attacks have already been logged for the first few months of 2017.
While perpetrators are not confined to any one community, between 2011 and 2016 attacks in London tended to be concentrated in areas which have experienced high levels of immigration.

Newham, Barking and Dagenham, and Tower Hamlets — all of which are minority White British — topped the list for total attacks in the period.

Mass migration of incompatible cultures, with high unemployment, mixed with a violent street culture (where being gangsta is the shit) has led to this. What we are seeing is a mismanagement of people.

Taking out this mass migration of low skilled (unemployable) people from the (economic) system would help fix the problem. The UK needs to stop immigration and have a policy of mass deportation and/or encouraged migration out of the country.

Priority needs to be given to those living in the UK before this last wave of immigration hit.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]

Streisand Effect: Youtube Limited State for Offensive Videos May Backfire Badly (Styx)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]

The Truth About the Google 'Diversity' Memo - Paul Joseph Watson

The left is at war with reality.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]

12 Ways The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Scam To Profit From Hate-Mongering

What makes the hate list of the Southern Poverty Law Center different from the “burn book” a high school queen bee keeps in the 2004 movie “Mean Girls”? Answer: not much. The burn book was a compilation of insults, gossip, and rumors intended to repel the diva’s “enemies,” label everybody, and keep herself on top of the heap.

The SPLC uses its list of designated hate groups in much the same way: to manipulate the lives of others, smear reputations, control personal relationships, and reap the spoils. The dynamic is the same, whether played on the adolescent scene or in the political arena. Both lists serve mostly as power-mongering tools.
In civilized societies, we supposedly grow out of that sort of tribalism. But look around and you’ll see such behaviors proliferating in every sphere: politics, journalism, education. A recent headline in the Washington Examiner nailed it: “The Bret Stephens Freak Out is a Reminder that the Media Is Basically a Massive High School Clique.”

Why do so many folks treat the SPLC with undeserved reverence, the way too many high school kids treat a self-appointed nasty queen bee? Why do they accept the Southern Poverty Law Center as the nation’s Grand Inquisitor dictating who may speak and who must shut up? And why are its smears and caricatures so often blindly accepted at face value? What qualifies the SPLC to act as judge, jury, and social executioner of any human being who is not their blind supporter?

Those questions have been hanging in the air for decades. As with all vilification campaigns, the SPLC plays a dangerous and cruel game under the guise of defending victims. So let’s take a closer look at some of the SPLC’s history and behavior. Let’s count some ways it’s a con game.

1. It’s a Big-Money Smear Machine

The SPLC’s main role is as a massively funded propaganda smear machine. The following information on the SPLC, provided by Karl Zinsmeister of Philanthropy Roundtable, is an eye-opener: “Its two largest expenses are propaganda operations: creating its annual lists of ‘haters’ and ‘extremists,’ and running a big effort that pushes ‘tolerance education’ through more than 400,000 public-school teachers. And the single biggest effort undertaken by the SPLC? Fundraising. On the organization’s 2015 IRS 990 form it declared $10 million of direct fundraising expenses, far more than it has ever spent on legal services.”

2. The Center’s Work Has Incited Violence

The SPLC’s agitation and propaganda have proven to incite violence. Any person or organization of note who doesn’t get with the SPLC’s political agendas—whether they promote family integrity, religious freedom, U.S. immigration law, or anything else—is liable to end up smeared as an SPLC-certified agent of hate.

The SPLC website keeps tabs on designated bad guys with a Hate Map of the United States and an invitation for readers to #reporthate. The SPLC’s hate list includes the Family Research Council in Washington DC, and the 2012 shooting at FRC headquarters was inspired through the influence of SPLC agitprop, according to the gunman himself. He would have committed mass murder if he wasn’t stopped.

The recent mob violence in response to social scientist Charles Murray’s talk at Middlebury College, and the assault of a faculty member there, were products of the SPLC’s smear of Murray as an “extremist.” The list goes on.

3. SLPC Uses Emotion-Laden Images to Spread Innuendo

SPLC uses emotion-laden images with nary any evidence to “spread stigma just by innuendo.” Zinsmeister from Philanthropy Roundtable notes: “Over the years, numerous investigators have pointed out that most of the scary KKK and Nazi and militia groups that the SPLC insists are lurking under our beds are actually ghost entities, with no employees, no address, hardly any followers, and little or no footprint.”
But “hate groups” and “extremist organizations” are great copy, especially for fundraising. So the SPLC list of storm-troopers-in-our-midst is catnip for journalists looking for dramatic stories. SPLC’s lack of reasonable criteria for who goes on its list of crazies combines effortlessly with careless reporting, and spreads stigma just by innuendo. Mere proximity to SPLC’s arbitrary “hate” list is enough to tar even the worthiest group.

4. The FBI Stopped Citing SPLC as a Resource

Two years ago, the FBI deleted the SPLC from its website’s list of legitimate resources on hate crimes. This is a promising sign of growing clarity that the SPLC’s designations for hate groups lack legitimacy. There also seems to be growing boldness in calling out the SPLC for its tactics intended to shut down serious scholarship.

5. People On Its Political Team See the Problems, Too

Even some self-identified progressives are taking issue with SPLC vilification campaigns after the 2012 SPLC-inspired shooting at the Family Research Council. The SPLC’s emotionally charged rhetoric ignites divisions among people rather than healing anything. And there’s no telling where that can end up. So even leftist Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote that the SPLC’s labeling of the Family Research Center as a hate group was a reckless act.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 11th, 2017.]