The Media Propaganda Machine

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.  

The mainstream media has unquestionably become a propaganda machine for the Democrat party.  There is no denying it.  They openly display their bias every day.  That is an established fact.

Knowing the power of the press is incredibly effective in forming the social consciousness, we as American Patriots, must expose their misrepresentations at every instance.  We cannot be intimidated from speaking the truth for fear of the tech giants de-platforming our voices.  Censorship is fascism, PERIOD!

There is a consortium of tech giants, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and a few others, who control the narrative and regulate the public discourse through social media.  They are fully supported by the big networks and most major newspapers, and are collectively known as the “mainstream media” (or MSM).  Together, in complete collusion, they act as the Praetorian Guard of the DNC, offering protection from all dissenting opinion, criticism, and legal jeopardy.  They are bodyguards, promoters, and protectorates of the Marxist socialist movement.

The MSM operates under two underlying principles;

  1. “If you tell a big lie often enough, it will become the truth”

            —  Joseph Goebbels

The MSM, on a regular basis, disseminates information that has been     slanted to support the Marxist socialist agenda, combining deception and omission to portray the “story” the way they want you to perceive it.  The message could be partially true and partially false, or even a total lie, but they will repeat it ad nauseum until they are confident their audience believes it.  And they double down against any challenge, while ridiculing the opposition.

2. The MSM believes their viewers and listeners are fools. 

While the elite leftists run around crowing about how intelligent they are, their favorite media outlets give them no credit whatsoever.  They will beat a false narrative into the people, either knowingly, or in their own ignorance, expecting to win a numbers game.  They figure so many people are too stupid to do their own due diligence by researching anything, and those are the folks they are counting on to accept their portrayal of the message.  They don’t even care about push-back from their opposition.  They just call that racism, or right-wing conspiracy theories, knowing their loyalists will cheer along.  But it’s even worse than that.

Censorship is a huge element of classic fascism.  It’s not enough that the MSM is regularly distorting the facts, by misrepresentation, deception, and outright omissions with zero coverage of important events.  The big tech oligarchs have entire departments dedicated to monitoring the content of their users and filtering out opinions they disagree with.  All users, organizations, and individual posts are subject to the approval of their partisan “fact checkers”.  Almost everyone still reading this has been “incarcerated” (unfairly) in Facebook jail.  And the censorship movement is gaining momentum.

I just got this “fact checked” censorship notice this morning.

Here is the post they censored.Maybe Facebook did not announce their mistake. I don’t know. But the point of the meme is that HCQ actually could have saved lives and censorship is fascism.

Just over two years ago, The Atlantic published a piece titled, Instagram Is the Internet’s New Home for Hate. [1]

The author, Ms. Taylor Lorenz, now writing for that bastion of uber-liberalism, the Washington Post, hypothesizes that the popular social media platform Instagram is nothing more than a sounding board for right-wing conspiracy theories.  Her analysis consists of anecdotes “DM”ed to her by high school students and some of her own cursory research of the platform.  I don’t hold any financial interest in Instagram, or its’ parent organization, Meta, but this smacks of a generalized attempt to smear the credibility of the platform and all of its users because she doesn’t approve of some of the content.  According to her, most of the content is “TikTok videos and nostalgia memes with anti-vaccination rhetoric, conspiracy theories about George Soros and the Clinton family, and jokes about killing women, Jews, Muslims, and liberals.”

She must have “investigated” into this, citing an email she received from an Instagram spokesperson, who told her that the company and its parent, Facebook, “continue to study trends in organized hate and hate speech and work with partners to better understand hate organizations as they evolve.” The spokesperson added, “We ban these organizations and individuals from Instagram and also remove all praise and support when we become aware of it.”  She doesn’t reveal whether she was contacting Instagram to complain about any particular content and what they were doing about it, but we could consider that as part of her inquiry, playing more of an activist than a journalist.  The takeaway here is that she likely asked of the aforementioned jokes about killing people to spin the narrative into a more legitimate complaint because the first part of the response she writes about concerns “hate speech”, whatever that is.

What is “hate speech”, and what is not “hate speech”?  Is it legally defined by statute?  I consulted Google and found the following top results:

•  There is no legal definition of “hate speech” under U.S. law, just as there is no legal definition for evil ideas, rudeness, unpatriotic speech, or any other kind of speech that people might condemn.

•  the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that most of what would qualify as hate speech in other western countries is legally protected free speech under the First Amendment – see Matal v Tam (2017), whereby the Supreme Court unanimously reaffirmed that there is effectively no “hate speech” exception to the free speech rights protected by the First Amendment and that the U.S. government may not discriminate against speech on the basis of the speaker’s viewpoint.  [2]

•  There is no consensus on a definition for “hate speech” in International Human Rights Law.  Speech that is simply offensive but poses no risk to others is generally NOT considered a human rights violation. Hate Speech becomes a human rights violation if it incites discrimination, hostility or violence towards a person or a group defined by their race, religion, ethnicity or other factors. [3]

Who decides what is “hate speech”?  Apparently, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and any other public company that hosts social media platforms get to decide on their own what constitutes “hate speech”, making it a “fluid” term subject to their interpretation of anything they may dislike.  In other words, you may not think “anti-vaccination rhetoric, conspiracy theories about George Soros and the Clinton family” represent “hate speech”, and clearly it is not, but the tech giants could censor your relevant posts and even de-platform you from their site at their own whim and without explanation or recourse.

Digging deeper, Lorenz found that “social-media companies have come under fire for allowing white supremacy and other extremist ideologies to spread”.  And further, “Following just a handful of these accounts can quickly send users spiraling down a path toward even more extremist views and conspiracies, guided by Instagram’s own recommendation algorithm.”        

Oh my, “spiraling down” into some devilish abyss.  Oddly, she didn’t mention the constant bombardment by the mainstream media of the anti-American, Marxist socialist movement of left-wing extremists.

Later she says, “Given the velocity of the recommendation algorithm, the power of hashtagging, and the nature of the posts, it’s easy to see how Instagram can serve as an entry point into the internet’s darkest corners.”

You are led to the (intended) conclusion that Instagram itself is evil, representing the “darkest corners” of the internet, and should only trust established authoritative media outlets, such as the Washington Post, CNN, et al.  I think we all realize there are deceptive, misleading, and even complete lies in some of the content you will see on Instagram.  But it’s not all “disinformation” and the mainstream media certainly can’t be trusted either.  In fact, the MSM is a well-oiled propaganda machine for the DNC and their socialist agenda.

Comments welcome


[1] Lorenz, T., Instagram Is the Internet’s New Home for Hate, The Atlantic, March 21, 2019

[2] Wikipedia

[3] What is Hate Speech?, Rights for Peace

Funding Putin’s War

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.  

The mainstream media propaganda is once again on full display. In a CNN article headlined, “A remarkable Republican statement on the Ukraine invasion”, analyst Chris Cillizza vilifies Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the 3rd ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, as a Trump loyalist, implying that all Trump supporters are bigoted, hillbilly, “deplorables”, and any statements from such ilk should be discounted as illegitimate, unworthy among the morally superior intellectuals such as himself. 

Her quote that he calls “remarkable” follows:

“After just one year of a weak, feckless, and unfit President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief, the world is less safe. Rather than peace through strength, we are witnessing Joe Biden’s foreign policy of war through weakness. For the past year, our adversaries around the world have been assessing and measuring Joe Biden’s leadership on the world stage, and he has abysmally failed on every metric. From kinetic and deadly attacks on our allies and partners, to the catastrophic withdrawal and surrender in Afghanistan, to the cyber attacks impeding American industry and infrastructure, to today’s Russian invasion of Ukraine, Joe Biden and his Administration have failed America and the world.” [1]

Every word of her statement is accurate.  It doesn’t matter to the so-called “experts” at CNN.  The message is clear; never question our opinion, shut up and conform to our ideology, or suffer our public ridicule.  For some reason you are supposed to ignore factual data and bend a knee to their authority.  Those are the prerequisites for political correctness and wokeness.  Where can I sign up?

Marisa Schultz of Yahoo Finance quoted Stefanik as saying:

“President Biden’s weakness on the world stage has emboldened our adversaries, look no further than Ukraine and Afghanistan.  The world is less safe because of his failed leadership.” [2]

Stefanik also said, “Putin is a deranged thug and authoritarian war criminal.”  Then followed with, “The liberal media, who pushed the Russia hoax, is now serving as Joe Biden’s stenographers and melting down over the truth that Biden’s weakness has caused the world to be less safe.  And the American people know it.”

Schultz wrote that Stefanik took shots at the media for coming to Biden’s defense, as if you are supposed to think that is despicable rather than a reasonable assessment. Two anointed “journalists” spewing the same propaganda, with the complete admiration of their editors. But Stefanik is absolutely spot on!

Just look at what has happened.  On Biden’s very first day in office he cancelled the Keystone pipeline and signed other executive orders that were designed to cripple the energy sector.  When Trump left office we were essentially energy independent and the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas.  Biden ruined that right out of the gate.  Today the national average of a gallon of regular gas at the pump is $3.59, compared to $2.38 (a $1.21 increase, or 50.8%) when he took office.

Then he announced we would be pulling all US troops out of Afghanistan and botched the withdrawal, leaving 13 dead American soldiers and hundreds of stranded civilians in the wake.  The world was watching and Putin took notes.

In the past few weeks, Biden sat helplessly on the sideline while warning us that Putin had amassed over 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and an invasion was imminent.  We sent them a few anti-tank missiles to help the Ukrainian military defend their sovereign country, but as the invasion unfolded, it was clear that was too little, too late.

As the Ukraine capitol of Kyiv falls under siege that could be catastrophic for millions of civilians, now surrounded and apparently ready to resist, we find out the “significant sanctions” imposed by Biden exclude the Russian energy exports, and in fact we are still buying oil today from Putin.

“Russia producers nearly tripled shipments of oil to the United States in 2021 – in 2020, the United States imported from Russia on average 76,000 barrels per day (bpd), while in 2021, that figure rose to 209,000 bpd, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy.” [3]

So, at $100 per barrel we are paying Russia nearly 21 million dollars per day while they are at war with the Ukraine.  American taxpayers funding Putin’s war.  I’m guessing CNN didn’t bring that to anyone’s attention.

• Does that sound like we are defending their sovereignty?

Please don’t try to make that argument. You can’t make chicken soup out of chicken shit.

• Could there be an underlying motive to allow this war to progress to its inevitable conclusion, a complete Russian takeover?

Well, all we see and hear 24/7 from the media, is Russia, Russia, Russia.  Notice how the domestic policies have disappeared from the social consciousness?  In Biden’s first year 2,000,000 illegal immigrants have stormed over our southern border, welcomed with open arms by every Democrat.  Now they are outraged about the Ukrainian border while showing no concern whatsoever for our own citizens.  Biden himself admitted that Americans will feel some “pain at the pump” from this war, but he assures us he will minimize the impact.  After crippling our own energy sector, and tripling our oil imports from Russia, he says he’ll release “strategic reserves” (SPR) to mitigate the skyrocketing gas prices.  Sure, Joe.  And then how will you replace them?

• Are we powerless in convincing Putin to curtail his ambitions?

Basically, yes.  He will not be deterred in his quest to overthrow the government of the Ukraine and install a puppet who pledges fealty to him.  His vision is to reinstate the former Soviet Union and its territories, establishing a dominate geopolitical power, similar to Hitler’s takeover of the Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia at the outset of World War II. 

• Will Putin be satisfied with his conquest of the Ukraine, or does he plan to expand into the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia?

Those former Soviet republics are all NATO members, which would compel the other 27 NATO countries to invoke Article 5, whereby an armed attack against any member is considered an attack against them all, and they are to collectively defend the ally attacked.  The Ukraine is rich with natural resources and the former “bread- basket” of the Soviet Union.  The Baltic states are not that valuable economically, but it could get real very soon.   

Comments welcome

[1] Cillizza, C., CNN, dated Feb 24, 2022

[2]  Schultz, M., Money, Yahoo, dated Feb 24, 2022

[3] Global Energy, dated Feb 22, 2022

Armed Insurrection is Imminent

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.  

Newsweek appears to be warning Americans that an “armed insurrection” is imminent. Under the headline, “Millions of Angry, Armed Americans Stand Ready to Seize Power If Trump Loses in 2024”, published on December 20th 2021 [1], David H. Freedman of Newsweek magazine is warning us that democracy is under attack. It’s under attack alright.  Not by the threat of armed militias, by the radical Marxist DNC and their Praetorian Guard, the mainstream media (MSM).

The piece is loaded with propaganda designed to make you think heavily armed militias are going to overthrow the government by force the day after Election Day, or whenever Democrats finish counting their votes, if Trump doesn’t win in 2024.

Of course, all these heavily armed militias are “overwhelmingly white, Republican and southern or rural”, “stoked by misinformation”.

It doesn’t take long for a left-wing “journalist” to forget that the Hillary Clinton campaign mastered the art of political misinformation by funding and promoting the Great Russia Hoax of 2016.  But he did remember that all non-Democrats are what she termed a “basket of deplorables”.  So, just for the fun of it, I’m going to highlight some more of his “brilliant analysis”.

“Democrats worry that voter suppression and election interference from Republican state officials will deny millions of Americans their say at the polling booths.” Whoa now!  It was Democrat election officials in heavily controlled and highly protected polling stations denying access to Republican observers in every battleground state. Don’t believe your lying eyes that may have seen those videos of “election officials” kicking observers out of the room, and covering up the windows.

“Republicans claim, contrary to the evidence, that Democrats have already manipulated vote counts through fraud to steal a presidential election. An October CNN poll found that more than three-quarters of Republicans falsely believe Joe Biden’s 2020 election win was fraudulent.”

“Contrary to the evidence”?  Are you SURE? “CNN poll”?  I wonder if they wanted to project a certain slant?

I could get into the entire fraudulent election thing here, but frankly that’s a debate that deserves its own spot at a different time. For now I’ll just offer this scenario and let you be the judge:

• You are in Investigator.

• There is a cult that operates in several compounds across the country.

• The cult owns and manages the local newspapers.

• There are eyewitness reports of “irregularities”.  It could be any alleged crime.  For this example, I’ll say all of the young children are girls.  The baby boys have disappeared under mysterious circumstances and in several of the compounds.

• Over 1,000 eyewitnesses have signed sworn Affidavits under penalty of perjury.

• Every time you interview the cult leaders in each state, they deny all accusations using the exact same terminology among the different branches/chapters, as if they held a conference call.  Their cult-controlled newspapers don’t even mention the story.

Who are you going to believe?  A thousand independent affiants, or the affiliated cult leaders who have their own lives threatened if the evidence is revealed? That’s the DNC and the MSM in a nutshell.

Freedman goes on to question whether either side would accept the results of a close election that would “likely bring tens of millions of protesters and counter-protesters into the streets”, then warns that “although many Democrats might be inclined to demonstrate, a larger percentage of Republican protesters would almost certainly be carrying guns.”

He cites that “more than three-quarters of Republicans reported ‘low trust’ in the federal government in a Grinnell College national poll in October”, and further, “more than two out of three Republicans think democracy is under attack, according to the Grinnell poll . . . half as many Democrats say the same.” Those findings I can believe, because democracy is under attack – by the Democrats.

Then he inserts that a third of Democrats believe democracy is under attack by Republicans.  How could that even be possible right now?  Republicans currently hold no power in the federal government and unless CNN is on the scene of an organized insurrection at this moment, I don’t think there are any armed conflicts in progress, except for the daily slaughter of victims in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, etc., by street gangs.  Oh wait, didn’t Freedman just say the heavily armed militias were “overwhelmingly white, Republican and southern or rural”?

“Mainstream news publications are filled with howls of protest over political outrages by Republican leaders . . . “

Then he cites two newspapers; The Gaston Gazette of Gastonia, NC, which quoted “Thomas Paine’s exhortation to colonists to take up arms against the British”, and “a letter published in September in The New Mexico Sun likewise warns Republicans, “between the traditional Americans and those who want to impose socialism in this country and thus obtain complete government control of its citizens.”

“Mainstream”?  Are you kidding me right now?  I’m pretty sure the Gaston Gazette and the New Mexico Sun are NOT “mainstream”. In fact, I’d say we could confidently call Newsweek mainstream.

Whoever sent the letter to The New Mexico Sun is right, it’s traditional Americans versus those who want to impose socialism.

Thanks to The Gaston Gazette for remembering me, but I am NOT advocating real American patriots “take up arms” against the U.S. government.  My advice is to combat their Marxist ideology with common sense and win elections legitimately, with a keen eye on how they are conducted.  By ballot not bullet.

Comments welcome

[1] Newsweek Magazine, Dec 20,2021