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Just when the need for real journalism intensifies, the great Seymour Hersh returns to the headlines. Military Officials: There Was NO Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria; Trump Bombed Syria DESPITE Advice From Military:

They advanced starvation and cholera in Yemen by bombing it. Now the Saudis, POTUS’s BFFs, donate relief and get praise. So why is Trump green-lighting Saudi aggression against Qatar?

Ridiculous: On the West’s ability to grapple with Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali shows she is FULL OF IT, and has adopted her adopted countries’ habit of babbling about a mystical ideology, instead of a brute religion (Islam). Ali has come out against a man who was once a friend to her: Geert Wilders.

We got some comic relief when a CNN “reporter,” having covered nothing but the no-news Russia non-story, moaned about the lack of attention to torture and murder ongoing in Venezuela. Fake News doesn’t even know it’s fake news.

Sean Hannity may have once promised to keep Trump honest, but as illustrated in the column “THE WAR ON TRUMP: The Big Picture for Conservatives, Libertarians & Liberals,” the two party apparatchiks simply move into the same firing positions when their men are in power. Hannity censors Ann Coulter’s criticism.

Deplorables supported the Trump who ran on diplomacy with Islam-fighting Russia. Sanctions & hostility don’t MAGA. But apparently Deplorables adapt once their guy is in the White House. Sanctions on Russia and on Cuba: Bad.

Suffer the helpless dogs: Animals, too, are in danger because America imports people with monstrous morals. Germany is no better.

I don’t know about you, but I no longer believed Trump In Iowa. He said immigrants were to enter only if they love us. Like Australia’s unwanted refugees, which POTUS has welcomed?

There was no excuse for North Korea’s mistreatment of poor Otto Warmbier, and no excuse for Obama indifference to Otto. Maybe if Otto, RIP, had looked more like Trayvon Martin? Remeber Obama’s “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin”?

Finally, Democrat Jon Ossoff lost his race in Atlanta, but, oh how like Jared Kushner he looked: Both are in gender limbo, not quite man, not quite woman. (See “What Ivanka Wants, Ivanka Gets.”)

US Interferes With Hungary’s Sovereignty. Pot. Kettle. Black.

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“I hope and pray Poland is not invaded by “our NATO allies” (read the US) for attempting to stay Polish, not Muslim.” So I tweeted following a report that “Poland has shut its border to Islamic migrants to keep potential terrorists Out.”

Hyperbole? Hardly. Donald Trump’s State Department has warned Hungary that its anti-Soros law is another step away from NATO.

… Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s spokesperson urged Hungarian leaders to scrap legislation mandating that Hungarian nonprofits supported by foreign contributors identify their donors. The bill is the latest development in nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ongoing campaign against Soros …

As we carry on about Russia running interference with the DNC, America interferes with the sovereignty of nations daily, through government and through democracy enforcing NGOs and party affiliated organizations. It’s beyond corruption. It’s beyond a double standards.

Your guide to this corrupt conduct is here: THE WAR ON TRUMP: The Big Picture for Conservatives, Libertarians & Liberals.

UPDATE II (6/22): THE WAR ON TRUMP: The Big Picture for Conservatives, Libertarians & Liberals

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THE WAR ON TRUMP: The Big Picture for Conservatives, Libertarians & Liberals” is the current column, now on Daily Caller. It connects the atavistic dynamic undergirding two wars waged by the American establishment. An excerpt:

Periodically, America experiences episodes of mass, hysterical contagion.

What is “hysterical contagion”? A sociologist explains it as the spread of symptoms of an illness among a group, absent any physiological disease. It provides a way of coping with a situation that cannot be handled with the usual coping mechanism.

For example, in 1983, girls in the West Bank fell ill, one after the other. Soon, all the schools and finally the entire community was engulfed, affected with the same symptoms. Arab doctors implicated the Israelis. But of course. The Israeli Occupation had poisoned the girls by gas to reduce their fertility. When real doctors arrived on the scene to examine the neurotics; the girls were pronounced physically healthy.

The frenzied behavior known as mass hysteria or hysterical contagion is well documented. The Trump-Russia “collusion,” “obstruction of justice” probe qualifies, with an exception: This particular form of mass madness involves a meme, a story-line, rather than the physical symptoms observed in the West Bank.

Rumor recounted as fact for which no evidence can possibly be adduced: Indeed, the Establishment and opposition elites have poisoned the country’s collective consciousness. However, it’s the emotional pitch with which the Trump-Russia collusion group-think is delivered, day in and day out, that has gripped and inflamed irrational, febrile minds.

What sociology terms “a collective preoccupation” is fueled by organizational- and communication networks. Friendship networks (the liberal kind) and work organizations (government departments infested with like-minded individuals) serve as nodes in a system that transmits faulty signals across the synapses of this collective, damaged brain.

The storyline du jour is manufactured by America’s gilded elites. During the era of Bush II, DC operative Karl Rove put it plainly: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”

When you’re the most powerful entity in the world, as the US government certainly is—the only government to have dropped nuclear bombs on civilian populations (“good” bombs, because dropped by the US)—you get to manufacture your own parallel universe with its unique rules of evidence and standards of proof. What’s more, as the mightiest rule-maker, you can coerce other earthlings into “sharing” your alternate reality. Or else.

The manufacturing of Fake News by the Deep State, circa 2017, is of a piece with the anatomy of the ramp-up to war in Iraq, in 2003. (Chronicled in achingly painful detail in Broad Sides: One Woman’s Clash With A Corrupt Culture.) Except that back then, Republicans, joined by diabolical Democrats like Hillary Clinton, were the ones dreaming up Homer Simpson’s Third Dimension.

Conscripted into America’s reality, Iraqis paid the price of this terrible American concoction. Hundreds of thousands of them were displaced and killed due to “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

Because of Fake News generated so effectively by the likes of Judith Chalabi Miller, the Gray Lady’s prized reporter at the time, American soldiers paid dearly, as well. Miller shilled for that war over the pages of the New York Times like there was no tomorrow. She’s now a Fox News “specialist.”

To manufacture consent, elements in the intelligence community worked with neoconservative counterparts in Bush 43’s administration, in particularity with “the Office of Special Plans.” And while Fake News babes did wonders to sex up the cause of senseless killing—the dissemination of Fake News, vis-a-vis Iraq, was hardly the exclusive province of Fox News. With some laudable exceptions, Big Media all was tuned-out, turned-on and hot for war.

Now, it’s all-out war on Trump. Then it was war on Iraq. …

… READ THE REST. “THE WAR ON TRUMP: The Big Picture for Conservatives, Libertarians & Liberals” is now on Daily Caller.

UPDATE (6/20/017): I’ll be on:  The Bill Meyer Show (southern Oregon’s AM-1440 KMED). Day:  June 21, 2017. Time: 8:10 AM PST. Topic: “The War On Trump: The Big Picture for Conservatives, Libertarians & Liberals.”

UPDATE II (6/22): Neocons, statists and party loyalists (categories not mutually exclusive) will reject the thesis is this column. It’s to be expected. (I still thank them for reading.) The column, after all, touches on a deeper truth.

The column was titled more accurately on a libertarian site thus:

“Beware The Atavistic Dynamics Undergirding Two American Wars.”

Open yourself up to seeing the way our mindless establishment—media-military-government, cheering only for itself—stumbles about the world, on “our behalf”; and you’ll come closer to freedom.

Republicans Let The Left Get Away With Incitement To Murder

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By Dr. Boyd D. Cathey

Yesterday’s attempted mass murder of a dozen Republican congressmen practicing for the annual congressional charity baseball game continues to hold the headlines … yet, on the Mainstream Media [MSM] the narrative continues to be that the deceased assassin, James Hodgkinson, was just an “loner,” a “sick” individual, unrepresentative of “mainstream” Democratic views. No, we are told, he was isolated, acting by himself, he had “snapped.” And from both Democrat and Republican leaders we then are counseled to “come together” and “reject hate,” and “lower the volume.”

Some pundits of the MSM go further, and actually blame what happened on Donald Trump—you see, it was he who initially unleashed this “climate of hate” by his “racism,” his “sexism and homophobia,” and his “anti-immigrant rhetoric.”

Got that?

Thus, the pundits in the media and the Democrat leaders (and far too many Republicans) attempt to erect an equivalency between the “hateful” statements of the president, on the one hand, and what they term as the “irrational but understandable reaction” by a scandalized and isolated individual, on the other.
This narrative is the very definition of standing truth on its head, of calling what is white, black; and what is black, white. Or, to use a more historical descriptor, it is an example of “the Big Lie.”

Three days before the assassination attempt in Alexandria, a columnist for The Huffington Post, Jason Fuller, published an essay at that venue. Now, The HuffPost is what we would call “mainstream Left.” It conveys views that are quite common among leading Democratic politicians; its writers have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and at other sites. In other words, in our current politics, it passes for establishment, on the Left.

I actually receive its emailings most every day. But I had not read Fuller’s piece, published June 11, until a friend and former associate (who holds a doctorate and is a fine writer) sent it to me yesterday. Actually, after the attempted assassination, the essay was taken down by The HuffPost … and, after you read it (below), I think you will understand why.

Jason Fuller is representative of thousands, perhaps millions, of anti-Trump “resistance” people. That is why what he wrote on June 11 is so extremely threatening … and disgusting. He—and Hodgkinson—are not isolated, they are, as I have written, identical in their thinking, tips of an iceberg cultivated and encouraged and abetted by those same political leaders and that same media which shed tears—momentarily—yesterday for the attempt to murder congressional Republicans, but who, when it comes down to it, don’t retract or apologize for ANYTHING they have said, don’t halt any of the vicious and virulent venom they have unleashed, don’t retract any of the totally “fake news” they have spread about like horse manure, don’t apologize for any of the lies and deceptions that they have engaged in.

Fuller spins a web of charges against not just President Trump, but everyone in his administration, and also various members of Congress. They have, according to his febrile and utterly corrupted brain, all committed “treason,” and thus they must be tried, convicted, and executed. For Fuller there is no doubt about the “Russian collusion” narrative, no matter what James Comey admitted or what all the other Intel chiefs have testified to. It’s a fact because he wants it to be a fact, and because for the past seven months the MSM and leading Democrats have opened a Pandora’s Box of reckless insinuations and violent attacks, and created an immense mythic, politically poisonous narrative.

And notice, although he talks about a “trial,” it is only a “show trial,” because Fuller, like millions of other brainwashed Americans, has already convicted Trump, Pence, Bannon, Priebus, Speaker Ryan, Senator McConnell, and any other public figure who in any way supports the president, of treason. They all must be killed … that is, after a perfunctory “show trial.” Shades of the old Soviet days and their “show trials.”

Now, I would bet you that dormant oil well in my back yard that if you asked Jason Fuller his opinion, generally, of the death penalty, like almost all leftists, he would stoutly oppose it and react with horror and call it “inhuman” and “abusive of human rights.” But in this case, in the case of Trump and the entire leadership of the GOP, well, he would make a bloodthirsty exception; and from the tenor of his column it is very evident that he would love to be there when such executions occur and probably like to throw the switch himself. In fact, it is apparent that he eagerly lusts after the blood of those figures whom he firmly believes have threatened the future of the planet by challenging climate change and have, according to the Leftist narrative, stolen the 2016 election, aided and abetted by that evil genius Vladimir Putin (who obviously crept into thousands of polling places and miraculously changed vote totals, all with Donald Trump’s connivance!).

What is both utterly scandalous and extremely disturbing about this published piece on a national “mainstream” leftist webzine is that it is NOT unique; if you read far enough and scratch below the surface, it is fairly common to find similar items and commentary. And it is those same rabid epigones of the Deep State—the MSM (CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc.), the Democrats (like Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, etc.), Hollywood, academia—who have unleashed this venom and hatred. It is they who have let out the genie of vitriolic language and unhinged hatred, of massive acts of “resistance,” of violence on campuses and in the street. They are the ones who have been screaming blood-curdling screams and imprecations and threats … and, as was to be expected, their millions of followers, cocooned in that parallel universe constructed on myth, lies, and deception, have begun to act upon the premises handed out to them by that leadership.

So, those brief tears and that wailing by Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders don’t cut it. The attempt of the MSM urging “that we all come together,” or to blame President Trump and talk radio, are ludicrous, an attempt to divert attention from their own direct responsibility and guilt. Yes, it was James Hodgkinson’s gun that was pointed at those Republicans, but it was, in fact, a gun created and filled with ammunition provided by a Rachel Maddow and a Chris Matthews on MSNBC, any of the pundits at CNN and the MSM, and of Waters, Pelosi and others, so self-righteously ensconced in Congress. It is they who must bear ultimate responsibility, and, if not so judged here and now, must face the eternal judgment of history and of God.

What we are witnessing is just one emanation of the multifaceted response of the Deep State and its warped minions to what happened last November. I have said before, and I repeat it again, those forces will use any tactic, employ any strategy, and do anything to recover what they lost and to maintain their Progressivist trajectory. What James Hodgkinson attempted and Jason Fuller gruesomely envisioned are but the natural results of the age old black-hearted Deep State revolution which luxuriates in evil and rebellion against both God and nature. It must be opposed.

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~ Dr. Boyd D. Cathey is an Unz Review columnist, as well as a Barely a Blog contributor, whose work is easily located on this site under the “BAB’s A List” search category. Dr. Cathey earned an MA in history at the University of Virginia (as a Thomas Jefferson Fellow), and as a Richard M Weaver Fellow earned his doctorate in history and political philosophy at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. After additional studies in theology and philosophy in Switzerland, he taught in Argentina and Connecticut before returning to North Carolina. He was State Registrar of the North Carolina State Archives before retiring in 2011. In addition to writing for The Unz Review, Cathey writes for The Abbeville Institute, Confederate Veteran magazine, The Remnant, and other publications in the United States and Europe on a variety of topics, including politics, social and religious questions, film, and music.