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Mika Brzezinski Opens Pandora’s Box That Could Shutter Google, Twitter and Facebook – Helena

Posted by M. C. on May 22, 2020

In reality, the double standard of Brzezeniski is an interesting psychological profile of a person who believes herself above law, above criticism, above basic moral and ethical ideals as she continues to spew division, hatred, divisiveness, and unapologetic disgust toward sitting President.

As such, FCC regulations could ultimately shut down MSNBC for allowing the vitriol and incitement thus depriving her of her very lucrative 1% salary of well over $2 million per year – as she purportedly champions for the little people while a contributing donor to charity of $-0-???

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Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC has called for Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, to shutter President Trump’s account because he is calling out Joe Scarborough for potentially being involved in the murder of his former internist.   In so doing Brzezinski makes name calling of our sitting President free speech vs libel or slander while demanding censorship. Her tirade did not end with simple name calling, but was then infused with a skewer of character assassination, professional assassination, and germ assassination – all while not wearing the dastardly mask she reviles him for not wearing.

Quite a mouthful to be sure. But then Brzezenski has publicly criticized Clinton and Sanders too.   It is unclear if she actually likes anyone. Of course, it bears reiterating that Mika and her first husband James Hoffer divorced amidst allegations she was having an affair with Joe Scarborough… It is also noteworthy that the three books euphemistically ‘written’ by Mika were published by Harvey Weinstein’s Book Company, including her memoire which was published in 2010 when nobody knew her name… which in and of itself has the ability to entirely destroy her feminist career.

Free speech under the First Amendment does allow for name calling, but when that speech can be shown to incite harm or violence, censorship and legal repercussions are available.   For a public media platform censorship is regulated by the FCC.

While the laws are milky to say the least, FCC regulations state that it is ‘illegal for broadcasters to intentionally distort the news’.   This opens a Pandora’s Box within Mainstream Media which has a verbose history of intentionally distorting the news!  And Brzezinski may have just derailed her Liberal team.

To date – the Media have yet to be legally called to the plate for distorting the news.

And that nuance would likely come under much greater scrutiny once President Trump is reelected.   

What is Censorship according to the FCC?   “Censorship in America is the act of altering, adjusting, editing, or banning of any or all media resulting from the presumption that its content is perceived to be objectionable, incendiary, illicit, or immoral by the Federal Government of the United States.”   And while Twitter claims it has the right to create it’s own determination of objectionable content, this would seem to directly infringe on FCC rules.   Given Facebook, Twitter and Google are all defined as Public media, they are subject to even greater regulation than a private company and hence could be investigated and possibly prosecuted for their censorship ‘creativeness’.

As such, Mika Brzezinski may have inadvertently opened up a can of worms that could see these public giants defending their tactics in a federal court.   And she would thus be the pawn that was played.

In such a case, it would likely be Jack Dorsey’s legal team chiding Mika to shutter her mouth lest she completely cave the left’s ideal of censorship at will and free speech for one party only.   Something they have coveted for many decades when the CIA took control of MSM during the MKUltra conspiracy turned truthism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Republicans for Empire and Intervention – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on October 18, 2019

It is not an unmitigated bad for the U.S. government to hammer out a position in this world of states in which the rightful interests of the broad American public are maintained and our country is defended properly. The country need not be isolationist because peaceful trade is in our interest.

But it is bad, terribly bad, when this rightful position is corrupted into empire, worldwide interventions and an attempt at creating a global system in which the U.S. government predominates.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/10/michael-s-rozeff/republicans-for-empire-and-intervention/

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It’s not news to readers of LRC that the Republican Party, until Trump came into the picture, has been strongly pro-empire and pro-intervention worldwide. The reasons for this are that it satisfies the interests of money and power and ideology. The Democratic Party has been and still is also pro-empire and pro-intervention for the same reasons. The Republicrats are politicians captured by these interests, which control information and policy via the deep state and which control the parties through campaign contributions, payoffs, blackmail, information control, ideological dissemination, media, intelligence agencies, the revolving door, recruiting, in other words, the swamp.

Trump is attacking this complex of forces. That is why he’s under constant attack from these Republicrats, the combination of Democrats and Republicans who share and perpetuate the same policies of empire through one administration after another.

It is not an unmitigated bad for the U.S. government to hammer out a position in this world of states in which the rightful interests of the broad American public are maintained and our country is defended properly. The country need not be isolationist because peaceful trade is in our interest.

But it is bad, terribly bad, when this rightful position is corrupted into empire, worldwide interventions and an attempt at creating a global system in which the U.S. government predominates. This attempt at making America the sole superpower is doomed to fail. It has been proven to be exceedingly bloody, taking millions of lives. It lines the pockets of narrow interest groups who benefit from continual warfare and the empire’s extension. Meanwhile, the costs are incredibly high. The debt of the U.S. government is nearly $23 trillion, which is $185,000 per taxpayer. This debt excludes other legislated obligations, which may well come to $200 trillion.

In other words, empire is a policy that’s breaking America’s back to enrich a relatively few, to enrich the swamp-dwellers and to delight the globalists who want to see America fail, such as George Soros.

Now, the occasion for this brief statement is a report of certain remarks made by George W. Bush, one of our ex-presidents who is a Republicrat.

Bush, who is responsible for two terrible and terribly expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, criticized Trump’s withdrawal of a mere 1,000 of troops from Syria as isolationist. He’s totally wrong. He’s totally in thrall to the idea of empire and intervention. He still fails to see the downsides. He still fails to see his own failures and monstrous errors.

He was at a conference with Bill Clinton beside him, who likewise is a strong proponent of empire, having extended NATO and bombed in the old Yugoslavia. All that was needed was Obama to complete the trio of presidents who favor empire. Well, not quite. We’d need to throw in a few Congresses who have funded these interventions.

Against this Trump stands, and not even wholeheartedly but in a piecemeal, inconsistent and halting fashion, one that we hope nonetheless is stepwise in a single direction, which is to disengage this country from empire and intervention as a policy that’s sold as being sound and even said to be right, when it is clearly unsound and wrong.

Bush said “We are becoming isolationist and that’s dangerous for the sake of peace.” Wrong. Taking down empire, disengaging from tar pits and sinkholes, in favor of proper engagements and relations with other states and peoples is not isolationist. It’s FOR the sake of peace, not dangerous to it. Bush’s thinking is addled and so is that of many interventionist Republicrats who tell us that peace requires continual war. Peace of our people, of Americans, requires constructive engagements with other peoples according to moral and pragmatic principles, as much as can be mustered in a world in which there are many states. Peace for us requires that we have proper defenses and a readiness to defend ourselves. Peace does not require peace everywhere in the world that’s insured or brought about by Americans; and it cannot be achieved anyway, if only because of cost, the resistance of opposing forces, and the inability to create ideal societies. The aim of peace everywhere in the world is utopian and unobtainable. We cannot even achieve this in our own country. But this faulty aim is what is sold to Americans as a goal in order to justify the empire overseas and to justify powerful governments domestically.

A sounder aim is to shun taking over the world in one form or another, but instead to accept the presence of many different countries, states, governing entities, peoples and societies. They have their problems, we have ours, and one of our problems is that our system is running amok in the hands of Republicrats with their flawed ideas. A sounder aim is peace here at home, and this means rejecting government-imposed collectivist solutions. Communism is widespread in America, but it is far from peaceful. Every one of our communist institutions relies upon coercion through laws that Congress imposed on us. We must reject this unrecognized and applauded communism in all its forms. Otherwise, America will die from the communist wounds already inflicted on her.

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Filling the Swamp – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on July 12, 2018

Jefferson once remarked that unless you pick someone’s pocket or break someone’s leg, no one should care how you exercise your freedom or pursue happiness. I wish the president had nominated a person who believes that, as well. But he didn’t.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/07/andrew-p-napolitano/filling-the-swamp/

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Beneath the swamp, Trump argued, lies the deep state. This is a loose collection of career government officials who operate outside ordinary legal and constitutional frameworks and use the levers of government power to favor their own, affect public policy and stay in power. Though I did not vote for Trump — I voted for the Libertarian candidate — a part of me rejoiced at his election because I accepted his often repeated words that he would be a stumbling block to the deep state and he’d drain the swamp.

On Monday night, he rewarded the swamp denizens and deep state outliers by nominating one of their own to the Supreme Court. Read the rest of this entry »

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