You Will Never Hear These Truths Discussed In The Mainstream

The general public truly lives in two separate worlds. We have the world of the mainstream media, popular culture and political rhetoric; a world which constantly and desperately seeks to twist or destroy any legitimate measure of reality, leading people into a frenzied fog. Then, we have the world of concrete facts; an ugly, brutal world that upsets many people when they see it and leaves them with little more than the hope that the most innovative of us will perhaps reverse the disastrous course, or at least, survive to carry on a meaningful level of civilization.

The sad thing is, if a majority of the population studied and accepted the world of fact, then preparation and intelligent or aggressive action might negate any destructive outcome. Reality only grows more ugly because we continue to ignore it.

Have you ever come to a logical or practical conclusion in response to a national or global problem and waited in vain to hear it represented in the mainstream? Have you ever thought — if I can figure this out, why can’t they? And by “they,” I mean the people most commonly offered a mainstream platform. This includes so called “professional journalists,” political leaders, mainstream economists, highly paid “analysts,” etc. Well, I think more and more Americans in particular are finally considering the notion that these “professionals” are either not very smart, or they have an agenda that seeks to perpetuate the problem rather than fix the problem.

Yes, the intellectual class, the longtime gatekeepers of public thought and consent, are actually mostly morons and/or liars with a terrible purpose in mind. I understand that this does not come as a surprise to many of my readers, but remember, the masses are still trapped in a stupefying fog. The goal here is to bring just a few more of them out of the doldrums whenever possible.

In the meantime, they are being fed one dishonest narrative after another, and there are certain truths, suggestions, solutions and philosophies they will never stumble across in their daily lives. Here are just a few questions and ideas on very specific mainstream events and propaganda memes which just don’t seem to receive the light of day.

The Healthcare Bill Debacle

If you happen to take note of stock market reactions to legislative events, you may have observed that equities recently suffered a swift sidekick to the solar plexus (read the section on stocks below as to why this matters little). This is, according to the mainstream, due to the failure of the Trump administration’s Obamacare repeal efforts. The first assumption here is that stock markets exploded higher after Trump’s election win purely because the investment world was placing bets that Trump would ram through tax cuts and pro-business legislation within his first year. The second assumption is that because Trump’s first piece of major legislation, the repeal of Obamacare, has failed, he will not be able to achieve any of his other stated goals, including tax cuts.

There are perhaps some minor truths within this narrative. A repeal of Obamacare might have helped free up billions in capital which could have been used for Trump’s infrastructure programs among other things. With the health care act still bleeding Americans dry and overextending the expenses of government, that border wall is looking a little less likely right now. Unless, of course, taxes remain the same or even increase in the near term.

My question is, why isn’t anyone in the mainstream questioning why a “new” healthcare bill was necessary at all? What was the point of this debacle? To marginally shift Obamacare so that it still exists but with reduced funding? Why not just get rid of the damn thing completely? That is what people voted Trump in for.

Instead of chasing a pointless piece of legislation through congress trying to make every special interest happy, why won’t Trump simply remove enforcement of the Obamacare tax? It is, after all, a perfect example of taxation of without representation. If businesses and individuals no longer had to worry about the fines for not paying into Obamacare, then most of them would not voluntarily pay for it. Thus, Obamacare would be defunded naturally. It seems to me that the most obvious solution to the problem is being completely ignored in the mainstream.

Russian Hackers And Political Influence

This narrative just refuses to die, and the only point I can see to it so far is that it is a way for establishment elites to keep the political left constantly agitated. The left becomes more and more insane in their rhetoric and behavior exactly because the mainstream continues to perpetuate the rationale that Trump is “not really president.” Think about it — the left was already hurtling towards the madness of full blown communism, but in order to reach a crescendo of schizophrenic violence, they need a little more psychological justification. If they can be convinced that Trump is now a “Russian agent,” they have all the justification they need to take their mob actions to the next level.

Just one problem — why is no one in the mainstream asking for the evidence that supposedly proves that Trump’s campaign was influenced by the Russian government? I keep hearing it exists, but where is it? The media is more than willing to demand hard evidence that the Trump team was being electronically tapped by the Obama administration; but so far there is more evidence coming to light of Obama wiretapping than evidence that Trump is working for the Russians.

Beyond this, as far as the Russian “hacking” of the DNC during the election is concerned, why is no one presenting the most important point — that point being, WHO CARES who actually hacked the DNC? It does not matter. What matters is that extreme corruption was found, along with regular collusion between the Clinton campaign and the media. It is the corruption that people should be up in arms about, NOT the hacking.

Clinton Corruption

Why are the Clintons still running around free? Why is no one talking about prosecution anymore? This question is for Trump, of course. Now, I predicted post election that Trump would indeed abandon all talk of Hillary Clinton going to prison almost immediately, but I would like to hear his argument as to why this should no longer be pursued.

Stock Market Relevancy

Why do mainstream economists hyper focus on the stock market? The stock market is nothing more than a trailing indicator of economic decline, and is ultimately irrelevant to the bigger fiscal picture. Yet, the health of the economy is almost always first tied to stock market performance (and to unemployment numbers which are also highly manipulated).

If stocks are in complete reversal by June/July as I predicted right after the election in my article 'World Suffers From Trump Shellshock — Here’s What Happens Next', does this mean that the economy is finally considered “in decline?”  Or, does it mean that the economy has been in steady decline for years and only now is the stock market reflecting that reality?

Also, why do people still listen to mainstream economists? They are almost always wrong, and alternative economists are almost always right. Shouldn’t these supposed “professionals” be out of a job by now?

Illegal Immigration

Why is enforcement of existing immigration laws, laws which have been a standard for decades, such a divisive issue? Most countries in the world have stringent immigration laws, why is it that America is not allowed to enforce similar laws? Why does the left in particular consider the removal of illegal immigrants representative of “racism” or “fascism?” I realize they are mostly insane, but I would just like to hear one valid and practical argument from them as to why the U.S. specifically should be saddled with wide open borders and why American conservatives in particular are racist merely for demanding that the current laws be followed?

I don’t want to hear nonsensical mainstream arguments about how we are a “nation of immigrants.” We are NOT a nation of immigrants. I was born here. Most of us were born here. Our ancestors settled here and built this nation from nothing. This nation is established now and has been for generations. Times change and we don’t need a flood of random immigrants. If anything, we need highly selective immigration of only the best and brightest and most skilled from around the world.

Illegal immigration is not a debate. There is no logical reason to defend it, unless your goal is to overwhelm the American system with potential democrat voters or to completely destabilize the country altogether. Why are we still arguing about this?

The Mainstream Media Is Dying

The bastion guardian of all that is “mainstream,” the arbiter of who is “fake news” and who is “real news,” is actually in rapid decline, but you will never hear them admit it publicly. Many alternative media outlets are crushing the readership and viewership numbers of many mainstream media publications and shows, but much of the public still clings to the faulty concept that there is a particular level of “professionalism” that goes into the production of these narrative peddlers. We have been brainwashed with stories of “journalistic integrity” that lead us to consider media a higher calling. This is, of course, pure garbage.

As was made fully evident this past election, there is absolutely no integrity whatsoever in the journalistic field. There are only people with agendas and people who whore themselves out for people with agendas. That’s it. You may find a few honest souls on the conservative side of the media apparatus, but in large part, journalism is like a Vegas brothel.

Unfortunately, our society is in a period of transition in which the public is skeptical of mainstream media influences, but still pays attention to them. While people are rapidly abandoning these “news sources” for more independent fare, this may be too little too late. As I have outlined above, there are numerous questions which are never asked; numerous solutions that are never presented. The majority remains oblivious to practical options and practical actions. They remain oblivious to certain truths. The mainstream may have already done all the damage it can do. All that is left is for alternative analysts to pick up the pieces, ask the right questions, fight for the right causes and see if we can salvage this mess in time.

 

 

 

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i GOT YA!
written by Papa J , March 29, 2017

Brandon, I finally got ya!
Health care - Trump always campaigned "Repeal & replace". I know, because I was yelling at the radio or TV when he said it. Congress was elected to "Repeal". They are the ones that have failed. Why they didn't just take their bill from 2015 and hand it to the Trump is beyond me. He will get the blame for nothing happening though. Good idea about removing that tax. With this failing, there won't be any tax reform either. My wife and I will not be voting for any repubican again (Nor Dem.) if they continue the path they are on. Although being in CA. I don't really have too many choices.

Russia - I agree. If I wanted to hear this much about Russia, I would move there.

Clinton - No surprise here. Trump stated he wouldn't go after her because she is a good person.
Ill. immigration - You are right on. I Never thought we were going to have a wall nor needing it. Try going near area 51, 54 or any other gov't. area and see how far you get. It is by design that this country is going to fail. I think it was Reagan that stated no other country could defeat us but that we will go down from within.
I guess we need to get more beans, bullets & Band-aides. There is no more common sense in this country by our so called leaders.

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re: Obamacare Penalty
written by Rodster , March 29, 2017

Zerohedge posted an article a month or so ago that says that Trump signed an executive order which allows individuals the right to decline answering the question as to whether they have Obamacare or not. Which results in the IRS not questioning the individual, not having his/her tax return rejected as well as the IRS not threatening that person for not answering the question.

I definitely agree that the quickest way to defeat Obamacare is to simply pull the plug on the penalty aspect. But as Barney Frank said years ago that Obamacare was the first step towards a single payer system.

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professional liars
written by listener , March 29, 2017


The fact the obama delayed the cadillac tax on the best plans until 2018 is the only reason the ACA is still around. Why the delay of final implementation until he was out of office?

because it would hit the auto unions, and other large employers who are still not using ACA, the majority of state/govt. workers are also not part of ACA, until 2018. it is only individual earners and small business that is supporting this TAX, or wealth redistribution plan.

hmm, gee, why does nobody in MSM pick up on the true details? because that is not a juicy story, it is too close to the truth.
there are much better stories to tell about imaginary Russian spies, and how trumps policies are going to end life on earth.

just terrible. And these are the folks who are supposed to inform us?

no, they are professional liars....


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Commonality
written by Greg K , March 29, 2017

"Have you ever come to a logical or practical conclusion in response to a national or global problem and waited in vain to hear it represented in the mainstream? Have you ever thought — if I can figure this out, why can’t they? And by “they,” I mean the people most commonly offered a mainstream platform. This includes so called “professional journalists,” political leaders, mainstream economists, highly paid “analysts,” etc. Well, I think more and more Americans in particular are finally considering the notion that these “professionals” are either not very smart, or they have an agenda that seeks to perpetuate the problem rather than fix the problem."

All the friggin time! My dad says they are to close to the problem. Sort of like when the compooper in your car screws up and you get so centrally focused, that you forget the peripherals.

Here's what I think. Most people want to belong to something. They have this urge to clump up into similar groups for various reasons. Once someone pushes a narrative they jump on it, and it becomes to only possible answer in their mind. This commonality is the mechanism which is used by the globalists to sway opinions. How totally Progressive is that?

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written by Brandon Smith , March 29, 2017

@Rodster

As far as I know, the replacement plan had the potential to make the fines for non-payment even worse than Obamacare. Also, everyone still has the right to plead the 5th and refuse to answer any question from any government official anyway. I'm pretty sure the IRS will still fine you if their records show you haven't paid your Obamacare "tax".

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written by Brandon Smith , March 29, 2017

@Greg

I absolutely agree. That's why I used the pied piper image for this particular article.

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written by matty032 , March 29, 2017

Obamascare will not be eliminated. We will be forced to suffer under it until a democrap gets to be prez, and then save us with single payer. Government healthcare was a mandate of the UN's Millennium Goals Clintoon signed us onto back in 2K. Obamascare isn't going anywhere.
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written by Seen2013 , March 29, 2017

"Have you ever come to a logical or practical conclusion in response to a national or global problem and waited in vain to hear it represented in the mainstream? Have you ever thought — if I can figure this out, why can’t they?"

Yes, it puts me in mind in paraphrase:
'The field has a tendency to desire those who can recite statistics, dates, and figures with average to below average insight examination of the human elements that determined the statistics and figures' Diplomatic History Professor.

Basically, it means the so-called 'experts' or otherwise 'professionals' are arguing from a position of authority without further examination of the statistics and figures that they recite.

Frankly, my philosophy is if I can find it; anyone can find it.

In simple terms, Agricultural-Consumerist-Service economies require the foundations of Oligarchy (governmental fiefdoms), Kleptocracy (public-private partnerships), and Plutocracy (public-private mergers) to discourage capital flight considered justified as the catalyst and centralization enhanced catalysts of wealth effect-wealth redistribution that as the Confederacy, Holy Roman Empire, and etc in much of history relayed upon a immense Working-Impoverished Caste in a guilty until proven innocent justice system.

Political Ideology is as prevalent in balance of power domestically as it is in global balance of power internationally.

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Mainstream neoclassical economics is finished.
written by No More Lies , March 29, 2017

Spot on about calling out the mainstream economists who are always wrong. Many Americans have learned (through MMT - modern monetary theory) that orthodox economics is riddled with Orwellian lies. Taxes do NOT fund federal spending and balancing the budget is anathema to a healthy economy!

We could have a robust public sector TODAY if our government chose to fund such programs in their fiscal policy, as they are always funneling trillions toward bailouts and defense spending. But neoliberalism's end goal is the dismantling and privatization of the entire government structure (save the military and police force) so single payer would just unravel all of their incremental erosion of the past 40 years.

But since the world is now threatened with a $200 trillion global private debt due to commercial bank lending, it's time they consider a mixed economy of a balanced fiscal and monetary policy, like all the countries with the highest living standards are doing.

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written by nobody special , March 29, 2017

We would be in different circumstances today if Trump would claw back over $11 trillion of "unsupported"/missing money looted from the Pentagon since 1998. That is over 62% of current GDP. Start off with $6.5 trillion unaccounted for just in FY2015:
http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/docu...6-113.pdf
But of course Trump can't do that until enough of the U.S. wakes up and demands it. Same for getting back $16.11 trillion of "financial assistance" given to too-big-to-fail banks by the FED: July 2011 GAO Report to Congressional Addresses FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM, table 8, page 131 http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11696.pdf

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Modern Media - 4th Estate - 1913
written by HL Mencken , March 29, 2017

Most of what all this feeds back to is 1913 ...

About the time Rockefeller took over medicine in USA, made personal medication illegal ( think pot, and opium for tummy ache ), the reason MED is astro is by design, bankrupt the people and enslave them.

Media prior to 1900 were poor, post 1913 modern advertising created the marketing ( create a need ), and sales to deliver. A consumer society was created, engineered, and you have what you have today. MSM is just a product to be consumed, albeit 100% lies, but who cares.

Don Trump is just the PT Barnum of our time, in 1920 PT Barnum was worshipped, even wrote a book on "MONEY", yet PT Barnum was a clown ( like Trump ), but at least he spoke frankly that the majority were idiots.

Paper Money Fiat for free ran by the bankers of Jekyll Island, infinite free cash; USA to be a mercenary army.

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Lastly, needs to be mentioned best selling book in CHINA, is a book that explains how ISRAEL (AIPAC) took over USA and put it under their yoke, how Israel turned USA into a mercenary army and money tree.

Given Hollywood&MSM are owned by JDL/ADL/AIPAC folks, and same for FED-RESERVE; The Chinese think that Israel has done well in capturing the USA; Future Chinese leaders plan to beat Israel at their game and turn the USA into a plantation controlled by China.

The USA is a nation of fools, easily led, this has been known for all time,

Why does all the experts, and media fail to explain reality? Well like the man say, nobody ever pisses in his own soup, or fucks with his source of income. Too many people profit in the USA from fucking each other.

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Enumeration of MSM Issues that are Ignored
written by Jeff Cooper , March 29, 2017

Healthcare:
Really USA is the worse place in the world to get sick, all you that happens is bankrupty. Why is it that most 3rd world country's have better HC than USA? At 0.001% of the cost? Mostly I think the insurance industry & gate-keeping by AMA&PHARMA.

IMMIGRATION: Probably best to go back to pre-passport times, after all only the rich can travel. Building a wall in the USA to contain the tax-slaves is a classic problem/solution of tyrants.

Russia:
Putin has +90% popularity, and Obama/Trump -30%, yet most would spit on their corpse. Russia/Putin are despised because of Putin is seen as his own man, note how majority of leaders are the alan-alda metro-sexual man? PTB want to emasculate MEN, thus they ban-guns, and denigrate powerful leaders that are real men. Russia has done well since their post 1990 comeback, Neo-Lib/Con wants everybody on their knees at the IMF pig-trough begging for FED-RES toilet paper. Like North-Korea PTB hates Russia because they are an example of success outside of the prevailing system of shit eaters.

Clinton:
Actually Clinton corruption is no worse than Trump, or Rockefeller, or Bush, or Cheney; Clinton are white trailer trash. Bill is the bastard son of Winthrop Rockefeller who was good enough to get Bill a Rhodes Scholarship. IMHO the reason the Clinton's are denigrated is that PTB are pissed that NON-ROYALS were allowed to amass power. Take Bush clan for example, they are Windsors and Trillionaire family. But clearly defective gene-pool. Then there is OBAMA clear CIA child that was groom by CIA since birth. Clintons were sponsored by Rockefeller ( read Carrol Quigley ); Trump with his Roy Cohn mafia connections, and actually more Trips with Epstein to Sex Island than anybody else around is clearly the winner of "corruption" and pedophilia, but for some reason bashing Trump is taboo. Go figure.

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Bankruptcy Auctioning of USA assets: This Brandon is the biggest secret, and was alluded the other day by Trump, but NOBODY took it up, its verboten. The simple fact that Uranium-One ( now Russian owned ) forced by Clinton/Bush to have BLM sell Uranium right to UO, and force all landowners (private) in NW USA to give up their rights. The MURDER of Lavoy Finicum, and the reason France sent in mercenary's to control Burns,Oregon was to make sure the "People" didn't take back what INTL bankers see as collateral on USA debt.

The fact that most of the USA has already been auctioned off to foreign banks, and that this has been going on for years, and not mentioned by any of the controlled opposition is TELLING.

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written by Brandon Smith , March 29, 2017

@Jeff Cooper

Healthcare: The U.S. is a socialized market, which is why medical prices are so high. Remove government influence and make it easier for doctors to open private practices and you will have more competition, and thus, lower prices and better service. Socializing the system even more is simply not the answer.

Immigration: Closing the southern border is entirely practical, and probably one of the few Trump policies I entirely agree with. When you have an active strategy of Cloward-Piven being instituted to destabilize a nation, an open passport or negated passport laws would be pure stupidity; just ask Europe.

Russia: Putin is controlled opposition and always has been. The IMF funneled billions to the Russian elites and bought them off after the reformation in the 1990's. Putin supports the IMF heavily, promotes a single global currency under their control, supports the UN's carbon taxation agenda, and, he's close friend with Henry Kissinger, who his advisor on his national economic committee. Be careful not to buy into the false East/West paradigm.

Clinton: Whether Trump is as bad as Clinton or not is irrelevant to my point. Trump ran his campaign partly on the notion of cracking down on corruption, and specifically on the Clintons widely exposed corruption. My question was for Trump. Where is his follow through?

Bankruptcy And Collateral: Agreed. US resource assets are already spoken for. This is why I have to shake my head at people who argue that all we have to do is "repudiate the debt". It's not that simple. We would lose the dollar's reserve status immediately and our currency value would collapse. Also, all the creditor nations would come calling for our natural resources, just like they did with Weimar Germany. A repudiation of debt would mean world war, more than likely.

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Trump - Honestly How Can Trump Talk "Corruption"
written by Jeff Cooper , March 30, 2017

Brandon,

In response for all here to ponder.

Trump's mentor for 35 years was Roy Cohn, NYC mafia lawyer, and counsel for J Edgar Hoover. Roy Cohn a closet homosexual rapist, who like Hoover preferred non-consentual sex with men.

Trump chose from 1955 to 1986 to have Roy Cohn as is #1 mentor and father-figure. Then in 1986 when Cohn died, Trump switch to Epstein as hell pal and mentor, where they shared young women using their fronts for teen-modeling in NYC ( girls only ).

Trump by choice spent his entire adult life surrounded by the MAFIA, and sexual deviants. By choice.

Now I beg to ask, how can such a man make a claim about "Corruption".

Of course this is what makes TRUMP the perfect politician, always blame your opponents for what you yourself have done,

Lastly, this is also why its hopeless to think TRUMP will do anything about pizzagate/pedogate, because TRUMP's hands are also covered with the blood of the little girls he raped.

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Immigration, Collateral, and Healthcare
written by Jeff Cooper , March 30, 2017

Healthcare:

I think historically its important to go back to 1920's when ROCKEFELLER created the AMA and essentially transferred USA healthcare from 'home-docs' and self-healing, to a nation of debtors and slaves.

Politicians allowed the MED/PHARMA/INSURANCE company's to create their monopoly's, the suck the USA person to the bone of their wealth.

I have a hard time blaming 'socialism', I don't have clear understanding why Rockefeller did this? Other than he wanted to own/control the world, or at the very least the USA.

Today its just what it is, I personally choose to live outside of the USA, in a place where I can get a bag of pills for a few bucks without a prescription, and I can go to hospital anytime for a few bucks or a dentist and have 100% confidence in my care.

Why USA people put up with this shit is beyond me, but then I left 10+ years ago for this very reason, I hated to spend a day $500 just to get a prescription for what I know I needed. The USA system is the most rotten corrupt MED system on earth.

Today they're largely complete leading cause of bankruptcy in USA medical, most people are paupers and on their knees for GOV care.

Was Rockefeller a Socialist? Was Rothschild a communist? I think these PTB folks just know that tendency of the common man towards laziness and an easy life. The outcome is slavery, always the goal.

I think Socialism, like Communism, or Anarchism can be 'good words', just like Emma Goldman defined Anarchism as 'Communalism'. People all over the earth work together and provide their neighbor during need, not unlike what you talk about all the time where like minded people take care of each other, I live it everyday, everyone cares for one another, but NOBODY tolerates a MAN/WOMAN who will not work.

COLLATERAL:

I agree, you need to write a full article on this so people can understand that the USA long ago collapsed, that today TRUMP's only job is an auctioneer to clear assets.

Immigration:
Having grown up as a child in LA, and spent my teens in Tijuana, I know Mexico well. I really feel that the WALL is to keep the debt slaves confined in the USA, it began as a penal-colony and will return to such.
Politicians use Mexicans & Blacks for votes, this known. Walls are always bad whether its Berlin, or Israel. No good has ever come from a 'wall'.
Originally the Mexicans occupied the SW, the fact that they're taking it back, was always a known-known for no other reason than they will always out breed the white because they're catholic.
Terrorism of course is manufactured by our own government, just like drugs or any black market item CIA franchises.
All problems related to immigration are created by DEEP-STATE, I think all understand this, to build a WALL as a solution, just gives Deep-State more power over the people that cannot Escape the USA.

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written by Brandon Smith , March 30, 2017

@Jeff Cooper

Trump: Again, Trump's "corruption" is not relevant to the point I am making. Why is no one demanding answers on Trump's sudden reversal on the Clintons? Is it because they have bought into the Trump train and forgotten his rhetoric from the campaign? You seem to be assuming that I am defending Trump. You need to get over the idea that Trump is "corrupt" (of which there is no hard evidence to substantiate, though he does have a suspicious background) and look at the bigger picture - namely, people's refusal to ask the hard questions on Trump's follow through.

Health Care: While Rockefeller and his foundation influenced the shift away from private practice medicine, he could not have done this without GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE and bureaucracy, i.e. Socialism. Socialism will NEVER be a good word. It is an utterly failed ideology with no merit whatsoever. Every society that adopts it either turns totalitarian, or collapses economically, or both.

Immigration: I grew up around illegals too. Frankly I could not care less about their plight. If they want to immigrate, come here through the legal channels. It's as simple as that. With Cloward-Piven in full effect, it is truly foolish to leave the southern border open. Your sci-fi notion of trapping people inside the U.S. is not really a very convincing argument to me for not building the wall. NO ONE is going to be able to contain an armed and angry american populace with a 13 ft wall. That said, any collapse in the US is going to hit Mexico tenfold, so I highly doubt that people will be trying to "escape" across the border to go there.

You seem to be repeating the same arguments using different wording at this point, so I think I will end the discussion here.

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Independent Media Economics
written by MARLENE , March 30, 2017

This is may be the most intelligent forum on the alternative news net. Brandon is at the very peak of this business in terms of analysis.

But there's something I've been pondering. We all recognize the MSM is a bought-and-paid-for bordello operation. And we all constantly decry the hidden networks of influence and opaque money flowing around.

But what about our own house? Do some of the libertarian media stalwarts have hidden sugar daddys? Is the revenue stream in the independent media entirely organic? Would all the herbals and survival gear commissions actually add up to the operational capabilities we see with some of the larger programs and websites?

Or is there dark money flowing on this side of the street as well? I hate to mention the P word, because it's been used as a cudgel by the MSM...but is it not possible that even Putin has a budget for U.S. public relations beyond what is spent on RT? Might Russian operatives be seeding some friendly press? Might there be naive bloggers or radio hosts unknowingly on the receiving end? Does everybody in the alt media understand the root source of their revenue? Can they afford to be picky about where the money comes from? This is especially true now with the censorship tactics.

I'm not casting aspersions or trolling here...but just between us I do sometimes have a comical image of a Russian warehouse full of Super Male Vitality waiting for trash day and the next shipment. Likewise I worry about kindly and apparently honorable men like Paul Craig Roberts being found guilty of something should a war with Russia break out and it is discovered that some money can be traced back to Russia--even falsely.

In this world of espionage we must not allow ourselves to accept any information uncritically. Even formerly reliable sources can be turned. Indeed idealism may be seen as a sign of naivety. In time we all respond to the incentives the world provides us. Few courses offer less material reward than the straight and narrow path.

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written by Brandon Smith , March 30, 2017

@Marlene

That's an issue that requires quite a lot of conjecture in most cases. I tend to be very critical of the liberty movement when I see people adopting too many sacred cows, but going after the characters of specific analysts is not something I condone unless there is ample proof of wrongdoing or "sugar daddies". The problem is that there are enough government paid trolls out there trying to poison the well; no need to help them unless there is concrete evidence at hand.

The only thing I would suggest is that if an analyst is willing to remain vigilant and sometimes critical of our own movement instead of following the herd just to avoid rocking the boat or to get more readers (yes, even liberty activists can fall into herd mode sometimes), then they are probably trustworthy.

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For the Record, During the Election Trump Promised "Universal Healthcare"
written by PT Barnum , March 30, 2017

http://www.globalresearch.ca/t...im/5581884

Trump promised "single payer" during the election, its amazing how nothing that Trump say's is ever remembered.

Trump promised that GOV would pay the premium of every USA citizen for his health care during his election run.

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On September 27th of 2016, while campaigning against Hillary Clinton he told CBS “60 Minutes”:

Donald Trump: By the way. Everybody’s got to be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say because a lot of times they say, “No, no, the lower 25 percent that can’t afford private.” But —

Scott Pelley: Universal health care?

Donald Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.

Scott Pelley: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of how?

Donald Trump: They’re going to be taken care of. I would make a deal with existing hospitals to take care of people. And, you know what, if this is probably —

Scott Pelley: Make a deal? Who pays for it?

Donald Trump: — The government’s gonna pay for it.”

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Do Libertarian Media Stalwarts have Sugar Daddy's?
written by PT Barnum , March 30, 2017


But what about our own house? Do some of the libertarian media stalwarts have hidden sugar daddys?

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Back in the day when I used to publish newspapers we frequently quoted George Seldes who said "Beyond every printed publication in the USA, is a rich man"

Well same could be said about today's web based news, very few can work for free, most full-time people are on somebody's payroll.

We hear a lot about SOROS, but very little about Adelson, or Koch

To answer your question hell yes, most are on somebody's payroll if they're of any size.

Lastly, most important of all, if your BIG, if your on the news, if they pay attention to U, then you are company, you are controlled opposition, if your real, say Jesse Ventura, then they ignore U, and ban U.

An example of a class paid whore IMHO is Alex Jones, he definitely is paid theater, like Rush Limbaugh.

Nothing wrong with sugar daddy's, when I used to sponsor newspapers, I did it for the simple reason that you can't take it with you, so I spent a lot of money back in the day when I made a lot of money I libertarian issues that I felt important.

HL Mencken was a big on this he suggest that all millionaires print ISLAM holy books for the blacks and get all the blacks converted to ISLAM in the USA, and just sit back and watch the USA burn. HL-Mencken, wasn't joking, but essentially he thought that rich spending their money or boats, cars, or women was plain stupid.

Lastly, since the 1980's in libertarian community, its been a known-known that we can't beat deep state, they must go broke, until the US-DOLLAR collapses we are slaves.

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written by Brandon Smith , March 30, 2017

@PT Barnum

I wouldn't say that the libertarian community is a "known known". In fact, a primary reason Trump is in office, according to my theory, is to placate the rising tide of true conservatives so we don't revolt against the establishment and hang them from lampposts.

A crashing dollar is not going to stop them, in fact, they WANT a crashing dollar in the next few years. The only thing that will stop them is a dedicated group of people hellbent on removing the globalists from the chessboard. Interpret that however you wish...

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Collapse of Mexico - USA will be Far Worse
written by Jeff Cooper , March 30, 2017

Brandon,

I do love your site, its the best on the net for libertarian ideas without the nuts.

IMHO the USA will collapse much worse than Mexico, most Mexican's can return to farms, most of Mexico is agricultural, and most people are not even one generation away from the farm.

The USA is a nation of parasites with EBT, and most USA people and city's are just 3 days away from cannibalism.

Mexican officials are already advising people with children to return to Mexico so that family's are safe from separation.

Long ago there was disparity with China, engineers used to come to the USA to make big money ($30k/year) in 1980's, but 1990's there was parity. Now most Chinese engineers choose to stay in China, and not bother with USA.

Same for Mexico, the USA GOV is destroying job, soon the average USA guy will be happy to mow a lawn for $5/day, and parity will arrive. Mexican's will have little to no reason to go to USA.

The push for Mexicans in USA is demand restaurants want them and farms, nobody wants a white; I spent lots of my life around the big farms in USA, and nobody wants to bother with a white. The Mexican works and doesn't damage the pick. Same for restaurants, nobody wants a white drug addict washing dishes, everybody wants a mexican.

It all gets down to who can live off the land and off the grid, the USA is 5 generations off the farm, and most urban blacks only know welfare or drug dealing in USA, and most poor whites in USA the same; Pillage will be far worse in USA, than in Mexico.

Mexico is also HOMOGENEOUS and Mexico will keep it that way, I predict they will ban blacks & whites quick who don't have money to come to Mexico.

For years I have advised people to leave early, you wait until post 1938 Nazi Germany, and Jews who waited until the 11th hour to bail, found that they were un-wanted worldwide, same will be USA when the shit hits the fan.

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written by Brandon Smith , March 30, 2017

@Jeff Cooper

Mexico is a hell-hole right now in a time of relative stabilty, so my hopes are not too high for them to make it through the collapse without total meltdown. If MS13 isn't running the country today, they will be post reset.

Mexico is so reliant on the US market, if Trump does institute tariffs I expect that they will quickly implode and you will have millions MORE illegals trying to cross the border.

Mexico's rural farming community is overrated, in my opinion. They might be self sustaining, but they are rarely able to protect what they have. The only instance I have seen of them fighting back against the cartels or the elites was in Michoacan. You are far more likely to see those people trying to flee north than to stay where they are in defiance.

The only way we are going to get a fascist regime within the US is if conservatives are manipulated into supporting it. If we do not support it, and if we stay to fight it, any such effort will fail. Running away is not the answer in this situation.

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Alt-Health Ed: the Alternative to Obamacare
written by syates02016 , March 30, 2017

Excellent article! I'd reached many of those same conclusions, except for pursuit of Hillary: I think Trump backed off on this because he doesn't want to inflame the left unnecessarily. He has points of agreement with them which almost nobody notices (calling gay marriage "settled law" for example).

The mass media & Democrats are keeping the leftist rabble roused (while Soros bankrolls them through his megagazillionaire foundations). That said ...

I've had identical thoughts about Obamacare: don't "replace" it, scrap it. It was a bad idea from the get-go. It was probably designed to fail, designed to pave the way for single-payer.

Trump's first step should have been an executive order nullifying the individual mandate, the "tax" provision. Without that, O-care would implode faster.

Scrap it & replace it with this sort of program:

https://newswithviews.com/the-best-replacement-for-obamacare/

Followed up here:

https://newswithviews.com/the-fate-of-health-care-coverage-in-america/

Originally I considered sending these two links to everyone in Congress & in the Trump administration, but (1) Not being a tech person I couldn't figure out how to do it; & (2) I've since realized I'd probably be wasting my time if I did.

A better prospect is to create an international health education & health information sharing online network, noting first that a key source of many of our worst dilemmas is the long-term shift from acute to chronic conditions (the management of which is very profitable to hospitals & Big Pharma), & emphasizing primary prevention ... everything you do to avoid getting such a condition & everything you can do to prevent whatever you have from worsening.

The network would not be just me, telling people what they should do. I would hope to learn specifics from others (everything from nutrition & exercise to hydroponics for those so inclined), as we sorted through the information & got rid of all the misinformation out there. Somewhere out there is bound to be reliable information on the safety of vaccines, that of GMO foods, etc.

I'm not the world's best organizer, & this would be just one project of many I have going, but who is interested? It may be time to get this in front of people. I've no illusions that anything here could be translated into centralized public policy, but that's the mistake: we're beyond the likelihood of any centralized health care public policy working. What is here could work for interested communities, however.

As R. Buckminster Fuller said, “You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Brandon, I know this probably isn't your bailiwick, but what do you think?

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Questions
written by Awake , March 30, 2017

Getting back to the articles theme, all excellent questions with accompanying excellent answers! Of course getting those answers is not the goal. There is a story of a young boy who would come home from school and his mother did not ask him what he learned. She asked if he asked any good questions. That is key! Sadly, critical thinking is no longer part of education today. Indoctrination and propaganda rule. Self reliance has been systematically removed from our culture.
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written by Donna Gayle , March 30, 2017

You articulated my very thoughts on these subjects; thank you!
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Poppy Bush pretension
written by Broos , March 30, 2017

Clintons at-large for same reason as Poppy Bush, Dubya and DingleBarry are : their (CIA) Company Mobfather, Poppy dictates each successive president to CYA his Company with the $ame pretext. "We must Move0n and not look 'backward' ". Trump jest iterated This, AGAIN !
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Obamacare
written by Frank W. Hooper , March 30, 2017

My late wife was a medical secretary when we married in 2002 and she made a cushy living along with her 2 gal pals
who worked for just 1 full time Dr. and 2 part time Specialists who did a lot of medicare and medicaid work. Her job was purely privacy regulations. The other ladies were just for decoding who paid for what and how much. She retired before Obamacare was implemented so I can only imagine how much more complicated it must have gotten.
Just offering that as a reference as to how many fingers are in just 1 govt. pie.

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hmmm
written by 24/7_michel , April 02, 2017

it's always and everywhere the same: state faith!

as long as the people believe in "professional" politicians there'll be no hope.

know what our bitchy communist fascisicallyt leader merkel here in germany said in tv:
"One can not rely on the fact that what is said before the elections also applies after the elections"

it's nothing more than casketheater, no matter in which country and at any government!

so don't be foolish and put any hope on the orange man, nor any other political puppet (and they're all ones)!

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What is the globalist plan for North America?
written by kimkK , April 02, 2017

I'd like to add my own speculation to the discussion of where we currently are in globalist planning and where we might be being led.

In my opinion, the globalists' goal for North America is massive depopulation and the application of a kind of Morgenthau Plan, turning the country into a very-low-population farm and quarry, as far as possible operated using automated and robotic equipment of the kind already used in mass agriculture and mining. And of course, large tracts of North America will also be allowed to return to wilderness, for the sake of the earth's ecological health.

For the globalists, there are a number of advantages of this plan. Obviously it will wipe the slate of a lot of debt - with American national resources and properties being taken as collateral for what is "owed" internationally, but - and here is the really important part - crucially it also will remove the world's biggest consumers of energy products in an era when energy products are becoming too expensive to extract. At the same time, it will also allow the mining of energy products in Canada and Nicaragua (coal and oil sands) and the US and Mexico (shale oil and natural gas) - which require masses of natural gas and water to extract - to proceed at a much lower cost, with little of the product being consumed in the producing country. It is in fact the very model of imperial economics.

The imperial states in this new relationship will be China - whence US manufacturing has already been transferred - and Russia, both of which have extensive oil and mining experience. They certainly have the technological know how and experience to operate a project of North American resource extraction from mining to shipping, and - once the US is leveled - the military to back it up, who knows, perhaps under a Security Council mandate. There will be no shortage of Quislings to help in implementing this scheme if needed.

The depopulation of North America will proceed via famine, disease, and civil war. The populations of North America cannot feed themselves, have been provoked to arm themselves to the teeth, have been put under constant social and economic stress, and have been very thoroughly prepared to fight each-against-each "zombie" wars.

But starvation will be the key. After all, not one North American in 1000 can feed himself. I would be surprised if the process is not complete in three months. No
doubt the entire show could be beamed around the world as grotesque propaganda. One boggles to consider it. A show like this would burn the global psyche like a firebrand.


What will be the final numbers? That's a tough one, but I will just say that there is no one North America who can't be replaced by a Chinese. Only a sufficient
headcount will be required to keep the machinery turning until the replacement staff arrive and can familiarized with operations. This changeover of staff will
occur very early in the process under a multi-lateral emergency military command and under cover of charitable or emergency action to maintain crucial infrastructure.

This possible strategy of the globalists is massively risky. The US is the center of world trade and banking. Bringing down and reformatting North America could
also bring down Asia. It will certainly shake it to the foundations. Among the major issues are banking-credit and just-in-time delivery systems. They have their
alternatives to SWIFT ready, the IMF, the SDR, and so on, but how independent has the Asian bloc made itself of the North American consumer, skills, technologies, and products?

We will see how this shakes out - and I fully expect something similar in Europe where young foreign men have already been imported for the purposes of war and chaos - but from the globalists' perspective this plan of global retrenchment (by sacrificing North America and Europe) is a very sensible way of mitigating
- at least in the medium term - the overpopulation-resource depletion path which humanity has been on for some time now.

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written by Brandon Smith , April 03, 2017

@Kim

The only point where I would disagree is on energy. Oil extraction is not becoming "more expensive". In fact, the world is in the midst of a major oil glut and shale oil is becoming CHEAPER to extract. This misconception on energy was started by the "peak oil" people, and it is completely unfounded. Peak oil seems to me to be a kind of cult based on faith rather than fact. I remember when they tried to claim that rising oil prices were due to diminishing supply, when in fact the prices were high because of dollar devaluation by the Federal Reserve through stimulus and QE. As soon as QE ended, the price of oil on the market collapsed.

Again, there is no peak oil. There is evidence suggesting oil creation is an abiotic process and the human population is nowhere near high enough to use up the supply at this stage. The elites want to convince us otherwise, because if they can, then they can also convince us that population control is necessary, and that carbon taxation is practical.

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Abiotic oil
written by Frank W. Hooper , April 03, 2017

Right. Iv'e read about that a while back but can't remember who so I can't link it. also they are finding and can find oil and gas in all kinds of places it isn't supposed to be. Mr. Hamm of parallel drilling fame says there is more under the Bakken deposit than in the Bakken itself.
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If MS13 isn't running the country today, they will be post reset.
written by Visitor , April 08, 2017

MS13 is most definitely running Mexico! I totally agree with your remarks about Mexico Brandon.

I will always remember pictures filtering up from Mexico about 6 yrs ago. Bodies were stacked like cordwood in the streets, killed by the drug cartel.

Five years ago a dear friend and her husband, missionaries to Mexico for 30 yrs, tried to race to the border after evading a road block by the cartel. They were in a race for their lives, being fired on by automatic weapons. Just as they came up near the border, Nancy was shot in the head and killed instantly! Her husband believed they wanted his truck. The stories Nancy would write about the dangers would send chills up my spine. A common practice was to kidnap someone and squeeze the family to come up with money. Often, even if these poor people could get some cash, their loved one was killed anyway. :'(

No, running to Mexico is definitely not the answer.

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Peak oil
written by Mary0 , April 10, 2017

The reason we have a glut of because the economy. The prices are simply too high, and people are consuming less, so the supplies aren't being used. It doesn't mean we've got endless supplies and we're swimming in it. Peak oil activists have said there will be peaks and valleys as things become more volatile, so none of this is shocking to me.

Also, we would not be resorting to increasingly expensive, energy consuming methods, like fracking and tar sands if traditional sources weren't already depleted. The EROIs on them are abysmal. And one of the biggest and latest find in Alaska that was lauded in the news laughably pathetic. Do you know how many barrels it would have produced? About 12 days worth, at current consumption rates. None of this seems off to you?

This isn't some elite conspiracy, this is reality and many of the people who talk about it are often subjected to harassment by the powers that be (Michael C. Ruppert for example).


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written by Mary0 , April 10, 2017

I should clarify - the prices are too high at a time when people are increasingly poor and spending less.
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