Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time to Expose the Fraud That Launched BLM



"The acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murderer, George Zimmerman" went very differently from how BLM and the liberal media want you to think.


Sidney Powell: Inside the Michael Flynn Case and DOJ Reform


Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell joins Jan Jekielek of the Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders to discuss the twists and turns of her client’s Appeal case.

She says perhaps the greatest irony in the story is that she had long held the presiding judge, Emmett Sullivan in high regard for the way he adjudicated the 2008 botched ethics prosecution of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, in doggedly requiring that the Government produce the Brady evidence (i.e., exculpatory evidence) and holding four federal prosecutors in civil contempt of court for withholding it.

She says, “What I didn’t expect was for Judge Sullivan to deny every single Brady request document we asked for. Every single one, in a 92-page decision that was just raging. I was flabbergasted.”

We have arrived at a terrifying crossroads in US history, when the finest of public servants, like Judge Sullivan can be blackmailed into destroying his own legacy.

Last Wednesday, the US Court of Appeals granted a writ of mandamus that would compel Sullivan to grant the Government’s motion to dismiss the egregious prosecution of Lt. Gen. Flynn. This was after Sullivan had refused to do so last month and had instead, appointed the very biased John Gleeson, a retired Clinton appointee to rebut both the DOJ and Flynn’s defense and to argue that Flynn should be jailed for perjury as part of his prior non-perjury charge. Never mind that it is not within Sullivan’s power to appoint a Special Prosecutor!

Astonishingly – or perhaps not – Sullivan has yet to grant the motion to dismiss Flynn’s case five days later, which like so much that is happening in these times, is utterly unprecedented, particularly as more and more exculpatory evidence is still being declassified, like the January 30, 2017 memo from the DOJ, completely exonerating Flynn of all things “Russia” – while Flynn was still in the White House!

This was withheld from Flynn because his ongoing prosecution would help gin-up the eventual “Obstruction of Justice” prosecution, aka the Impeachment Hoax of President Trump last Fall. Powell says she will take this case to the Supreme Court and do whatever it takes, as she has no doubts as to the innocence of her client.

She says some of the records she obtained in the process of defending Flynn would be relevant to John Durham’s investigation and indeed, they may have come from it, as their lack of markings could indicate that they came from a grand jury subpoena.

Contrary to what many may have thought, she says Flynn is not under a gag order, “But ‘discretion being the better part of valor’ and he is full of valor.

“He has chosen to try to let the system work its way out. That’s what I’ve been determined to see happen; to make the justice system, itself work and to pound on the Department of Justice to do the right thing and restore its own reputation, by moving to dismiss and acknowledge the wrong conduct of its agents and attorneys.

“That is hugely important to restoring people’s confidence in the rule of law, the FBI and the Justice Department. It’s imperative. It’s absolutely imperative that the Department of Justice be returned to the time when it would self-correct.”

She decries the state of today’s DOJ, compared to that of 20 years ago and the ease with which it will now destroy innocent lives. She believes that AG William Barr is “trying very hard to right the ship…It has to be done, if we’re gonna survive it’s a constitutional republic, built on the rule of law.”

Some recommendations Powell has for reform are, “I’d fire any prosecutor that intentionally violated the Brady Rule. I would make it known, immediately that if you know that you have intentionally violated the rule that requires you to produce exculpatory evidence to any defendant or you have criminalized innocent conduct or you have made up a crime, you’ve got two minutes to give me your resignation – and then otherwise, there should be a sporadic, independent file review.

“I’d like to see a Conviction Integrity Review unit set up, to review some of the more egregious cases by people, independent of the line prosecutors, whose goal is to look for errors. The Inspector General’s not enough for that. He doesn’t have the authority needed to do what would need to be done for full file reviews.

“The same needs to be done with respect to the FBI. The Inspector General is doing that on multiple FISA applications – and finding more and more fraudulent FISA applications.

“Every agent who did that should be fired yesterday. We cannot have government officials trusted with the power of the Sovereign of the United States of America lying to federal judges! It’s just – it just can’t happen! It’s completely unacceptable and there have to be immediate repercussions for that.

“And another thing, is the FBI should be required to record all its interviews. It’s a simple enough matter. They all have multiple recording devices on their persons, at all times and people should be told at the beginning that anything they say can be used against them by the FBI or a court, that it’s a federal felony to lie to an FBI agent and then decide whether they want to cooperate with the FBI or not. And if it’s not recorded it should not be used for any purpose…

“The FBI actually made up the false statements that they then charged General Flynn with. They altered the FBI report of the interview, since it wasn’t recorded – and the Government has admitted, in their Motion to Dismiss, that there are statements in the 302 that were not reflected in the notes of either agent – and they used those statements as the ‘basis’ for the False Statement charges.

“And then, there are things in the notes that I couldn’t make sense out of them until I saw the declassified transcripts of the calls. And then I knew that he had told them things about the call that they had not put in the report. So, it ran both ways. They didn’t put in things he did say that were true and they added things to it, claiming he said them, that he did not say. They made up the false statements.”

Powell’s prescription for agents that do this sort of thing is to “Fire them – yesterday – at a minimum. And frankly, what they’ve done is Obstruction of Justice, for which they should be prosecuted.

“The Department of Justice is going to have to start prosecuting agents and lawyers who lie to the Court and make up crimes against innocent people…

“By the Department of Justice, itself acting on it and the FBI acting on it, that will restore public trust. Hiding it is going to make everything worse. Nothing ever got solved by sweeping it under the rug.”

Alexandra Bruce

Contributed by Alexandra Bruce



Sunday, June 28, 2020



Joe M, the creator of several viral videos about Q just released this video about the Insurrection that we are experiencing, using asymmetric 4th generation warfare tactics, consisting of the COVID-19 biowarfare attack/lockdowns/engineered economic implosion, the George Floyd false flag murder with subsequent violent looting, accompanied by calls to evict the National Guard and to disband police departments.

Joe M has been quiet since he was de-platformed by Twitter a few months ago, so I’m happy to see him back. He is always good at making something you can show to the normies in your life. So, if you know anyone who believes any of the above have been organic and natural, show them this clip!



Stop what you’re doing. I’m about to show you something you already suspect deep inside but can’t explain.

The United States of America is currently in the midst of a war. Not the kind when one country attacks another with missiles or tanks. Not like warplanes dropping bombs on our Pacific Fleet. Not like a hostile neighbor launching a surprise invasion across our borders.

Instead, we face a cruel and merciless enemy who invented a whole new type of war. One that threatens us now more than all the bombs in the world. They are motivated by pure greed and inconceivable cruelty and have been silently reversing all that is good for so long that we became lulled into a state of self-destructive compliance, while they tore us apart and robbed us blind.

When Patriots took back key branches of the US government in 2016, a light was turned on to the vast corruption network that had infiltrated into the highest positions of power across every state. Only then, did ordinary citizens begin to realize how close we had come to the end of it all. But first we must endure one last painful battle that will touch every citizen, no matter who they are.

Right now, the country is being torn apart by the biggest political hoax and coordinated mass media disinformation campaign in living history. You may know it as COVID-19. Let me tell you a story. In 2015, as directed by the Globalist criminal corruption network known as the Deep State, President Barack Obama authorized millions in funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the location now understood to be the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The research carried out here was to provide the agent for a global biological attack on a scale never before seen, one that would be timed for release within an election year, starting the very day unsubstantiated efforts to impeach President Trump fell apart.

With their base of operations in the Democrat establishment, the Deep State shadow corporation embarked on a coordinated irregular warfare insurgency with multiple aims, all under the cover of a global pandemic they, themselves manufactured for this purpose.

Enabled by their owned and controlled corporate media monopoly, they instigated a heavy-handed and unjustifiable nationwide shutdown to reverse Trump’s many economic and unemployment gains, with Democrat-controlled states suffering the harshest restrictions in the country.

Trump’s energetic rallies were halted, hiding from view the surging nationwide passion for his galvanizing message, while Democratic presidential front-runner, Joe Biden was able to avoid interviews and debates, where Left-leaning voters would not be shown his obvious inability to govern – or the emerging Ukrainian bribery scandal that earned his family millions in illicit kickbacks by abusing his office.

The next major advantage of the pandemic for the Deep State was the case made to the public for Mail-in Voting, a highly-insecure practice proven to be rampant with fraud, just as the public saw in one such example, when a former Philadelphia judge pled guilty to stuffing ballot boxes after being paid by what he called a “Democratic political consultant.”

With a rapidly-rising death toll needed to make the case to the public for even harsher control, normal influenza deaths for the year were recorded as COVID-19, artificially inflating the numbers. But this was only the beginning. When this did not yield enough fatalities, the Deep State initiated a murderous plan to defy federal guidelines and move infected patients into nursing homes where the highest-risk age group could be found in large numbers.

The Deep State governors of New York, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan oversaw what can only be described as the genocide of our elderly loved ones, even as the quickly-constructed field hospitals and medically equipped Navy ships stood mostly empty. This horrendous act cost the lives of over 50,000 people but gave the insurgency a death toll that would stoke the public fear needed to push ahead with their goals.

In these dark times, when people had a little else but the comfort of community and their faith, this too was forcibly halted, when simply going to church was banned across the country under the guise of “public safety”. Depression and loneliness became the new epidemic, all designed to create the social conditions needed for what was to come next in their despotic plan to fracture the nation and hold on to power.

Immediately upon reports of a flattening curve and a reduction in new cases, the mysterious murder of George Floyd hit the headlines. What was presented to the public as a routine instance of racially-motivated police brutality turned out to be a strange and coincidental series of events involving two men who once knew each other, working security in a nightclub.

This event provided the justification for the next chapter in their coordinated insurgency against the United States. The goal was to inflame civil unrest along racial lines on an emotional platform of social justice. A divided house cannot stand and the enemy knew this all too well. Black Lives Matter was funded and designed by the corrupt Democrat establishment as a social weapon to draw crowds of well-meaning protesters into harm’s way, using them as human shields while they pushed the savage insurrection on city streets.

This was intensified even further by folding in the violent paramilitary group, Antifa, who were given a free pass by Democrat mayors and governors to loot stores, smash up small businesses and assault innocent bystanders. The public was shown, in explicit detail how Democrat leaders refused to protect local citizens, choosing instead to provide an open road for the anarchists to destabilize civil society, allowing the innocent to be indiscriminately injured and terrorized.

Knowing that lawless chaos would accelerate their aims, they began calling for the elimination of police, while evicting the National Guard, who were made available to protect the public against the worst of the violence. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser even called for the elimination of the White House fence, just days after a close call by rioters who attempted to breach the perimeter.

And on June 22nd, Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff proposed a House bill to amend United States Code Title 18 that would prohibit the use of military force in the event of civil unrest; an obvious attempt to weaken the Commander-in-Chief’s ability to defend the public from the planned insurrection, which was intended to play out over the weeks and months leading up to the election.

The pandemic was also providing cover of a different kind. Taking place behind the scenes at the Justice Department is a far-reaching investigation into the Obama Administration’s weaponization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Trump and his associates during the transition of power.

With evidence now emerging that Obama officials including Joe Biden and Obama, himself colluded to frame General Michael Flynn, they use social distancing guidelines to halt grand juries and give witnesses the cover of health fears to avoid honoring court-ordered subpoenas.

What you are witnessing is the dying breaths of a hidden enemy responsible for over a century of embedded corruption that has been slowly destroying our republic from the inside. They divided us along racial, gender and political lines. They created reasons for us to go to war they made international trade agreements that brought us no benefit but allowed them to steal our vast wealth, driving us into a state of perpetual economic decay.

They flooded our streets with deadly drugs to manufacture a devastating epidemic of addiction and mass incarceration. And they did it all with impunity, while their completely-controlled mainstream media assets kept us distracted and focused on everything else except our one true enemy.

The 2020 US elections are like none we have ever experienced. COVID-19 is being sold as a “natural event” but we see now it is an attempt by enemies of humanity to hold on to power. After November, they stand to lose it all but they will do everything to keep the crisis alive and the people in fear.

To win, we must remember what made us strong, so that true justice can finally return to what is and always will be the most exceptional republic ever to exist in all of human history.

May God bless America.

Alexandra Bruce

Contributed by Alexandra Bruce



41% Of Businesses On Yelp Have Permanently Closed As V-Shaped Recovery Implodes 

41% Of Businesses On Yelp Have Permanently Closed As V-Shaped Recovery Implodes  Tyler Durden Sun, 06/28/2020 - 19:00

President Trump's economic COVID-19 response, through massive fiscal and monetary stimuli, was expected to generate a V-shaped recovery ahead of the elections. We noted, all along, there was never a snowball's chance in hell that economic growth would revert to 2019 levels later this year; nevertheless, the labor market would fully recover. 

If readers recall, President Trump has given several press conferences where he declared that the economy is quickly recovering: "We've been talking about the V," the president said. "This is better than a V. This is a rocket ship."

A new report via Yelp, tilted "Local Economic Impact Report," debunks the V-shaped narrative and tells a much different story of slow reopenings and widespread permanent closures, all suggesting the economic devastation continues to crush the economy with no recovery in sight. 

Yelp data shows large swathes of Americans remain in deep recession through mid-June. Since April 19, only 20% of the 175,000 Yelp-registered stores that were closed during lockdowns have reopened. 

"As of June 15, there were nearly 140,000 total business closures on Yelp since March 1. In April, we reported more than 175,000 business closures, indicating that more than 20% of businesses closed in April have reopened.

"Las Vegas, NV, endured the highest number of closures relative to the number of businesses in the city (1,921 total closures), while Los Angeles, CA, had the largest total number of closures (11,774 total closures)." 

h/t Yelp 


Yelp makes a shocking claim: "Of all business closures on Yelp since March 1, 41% are permanent closures." 

"Our data shows the largest spikes of permanent closures occurred in March, followed by May and June, indicating that the businesses that were already struggling had to permanently close right away and the businesses that were trying to hold on, but unable to weather the COVID-19 storm, were forced to shutter in recent months." 

Of the businesses that shuttered operations, restaurants and shopping/retail have led with the most permanent closures.  

"Among those with the highest rate of business closures are shopping and retail (27,663 closed businesses), restaurants (23,981 closed businesses), beauty (15,348 closed businesses) and fitness (5,589 closed businesses).

"Retail was by far the hardest hit, experiencing the highest number of total closures, with the average daily rate continuing to increase since March. Of all closures on Yelp since March 1, 20% are for retail businesses and 35% of closed retail businesses are indicated as permanent on Yelp.

"In March, Restaurants had the highest number of business closures, compared to other industries, and have continued to close at high rates. Of the businesses that closed, 17% are restaurants, and 53% of those restaurant closures are indicated as permanent on Yelp. Restaurants run on thin margins and can sometimes take months or even years to break even, resulting in this higher rate of permanent closures."

h/t Yelp 

What this all means is the recovery is losing steam. Consumer spending is set to plunge again this summer as the Paycheck Protection Program and other stimulus has run its course. With no recovery - more business closures/ likely more permanent closures and increased job losses are ahead.  


To make matters worse, the virus pandemic is re-emerging, resulting in states like Florida, Texas, and California to reverse reopenings, which will further pressure businesses.  

Readers should review our latest pieces on severe economic damage that is crushing the economy and how recovery might not be seen until 2023

By now, readers should realize the deep economic scarring by COVID-19 will have long-term impacts and a recovery that is years away.  


Saturday, June 27, 2020

"Disturbing Parallel To HIV": COVID-19 Can Cause Depletion Of Important Immune Cells, NY Times Admits

"Disturbing Parallel To HIV": COVID-19 Can Cause Depletion Of Important Immune Cells, NY Times Admits Tyler Durden Sat, 06/27/2020 - 17:30

Once again, it looks as though what was once being peddled as Covid-19 "conspiracy theory" on our site appears to have turned out to have been accurate news reported months before the mainstream media. Go figure.

As far back as February 1, 2020, when the pandemic was only starting to attract attention and the China-influenced mainstream media was politically inclined to minimize the severity of the disease before pulling a sharp U-turn and now going full bore with a narrative of just how dangerous it is to reopen the economy, we published an article referencing an Arxiv pre-print which found that the Covid-19 genome contained "HIV Insertions", stoking fears that the virus was an artificially created bioweapon.

While the mere suggestion that this virus was man-made - nevermind sharing discrete segments of its genetic structure with HIV - sparked outrage among the well-paid mercenary enforcers of the First Amendment known as "fact-checkers" who are employed by such biased organizations as Twitter and Facebook to stifle any line of inquiry that runs contrary to whatever dominant narrative has been blessed by the Zuckerbergs and Dorseys of the world, it was none other than the man who discovered the HIV virus back in 1983, that confirmed our suspicions saying that "the virus was man-made."

We then reported in April that Professor Luc Montagnier, the 2008 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine, claimed that SARS-CoV-2 is a manipulated virus that was accidentally released from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, and added that the Wuhan laboratory, known for its work on coronaviruses, tried to use one of these viruses as a vector for HIV in the search for an AIDS vaccine.

This is the same conclusion we explored months before the mainstream media when we suggested that COVID-19 may have emerged from a lab in Wuhan instead of being man-made. For being early in what is increasingly looking like a very accurate assertion, a Buzzfeed journalist wrote a hit-piece about Zero Hedge that resulted in us being banned from Twitter.

But here we stand, months later. We have since been reinstated on Twitter and the journalist in question has been  fired for plagiarism after BuzzFeed's new editor-in-chief, Mark Schoofs, published "A Note To Our Readers" detailing eleven instances where he lifted content from other publications without attribution going back to 2013, including his hit-piece against Zero Hedge.

Our lab origin "conspiracy theory" has gained widespread support and is the focus of several international investigations into the CCP lab. And just this week, we found out that and the HIV link that we first reported on months ago, and followed up on last month, continues to only get stronger.

As the mainstream media desperately plays catch-up, The New York Times released a piece yesterday called "How the Coronavirus Short-Circuits the Immune System" and said that "In a disturbing parallel to H.I.V., the coronavirus can cause a depletion of important immune cells, recent studies found."

"Now researchers have discovered yet another unpleasant surprise. In many patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, the immune system is threatened by a depletion of certain essential cells, suggesting eerie parallels with H.I.V.," the article says. 

The assertions could explain why few kids get sick and why a "cocktail" of treatments may be needed to bring the coronavirus under control, similar to how H.I.V. is treated. 

Dr. John Wherry, an immunologist at the University of Pennsylvania said that research now points to “very complex immunological signatures of the virus.” The NY Times wrote: 

In May, Dr. Wherry and his colleagues posted online a paper showing a range of immune system defects in severely ill patients, including a loss of virus-fighting T cells in parts of the body.

In a separate study, the investigators identified three patterns of immune defects, and concluded that T cells and B cells, which help orchestrate the immune response, were inactive in roughly 30 percent of the 71 Covid-19 patients they examined. None of the papers have yet been published or peer reviewed.

Researchers in China have reported a similar depletion of T cells in critically ill patients, Dr. Wherry noted. But the emerging data could be difficult to interpret, he said — “like a Rorschach test.”

"It is hard to separate the effects of simply being critically ill and in an I.C.U., which can cause havoc on your immune system,” Wherry continued.

The researchers found that the immune system could actually become impaired because it overreacts to the virus, as happens in sepsis patients. They found that in Covid-19 patients, there was a marked increase in a molecule called IP10, which sends T cells to where they are needed in the body. Patients with coronavirus, as well as SARS and MERS, see a level of IP10 molecules that go up and stay up, which can create "chaotic signaling" in the body. 

Dr. Adrian Hayday, an immunologist at King’s College London said: “It’s like Usain Bolt hearing the starting gun and starting to run. Then someone keeps firing the starting gun over and over. What would he do? He’d stop, confused and disoriented.”

This causes some T-cells, usually prepared to destroy the virus, to become confused and act "abberrantly". Recovery becomes tougher for those over 40 because the thymus gland, which is responsible for creating new T-cells, becomes less efficient. In kids, the thymus glad works much better. 

An overreaction of the immune system, causing things like a cytokine storm, may also be able to be treated by blocking a molecule called ID6, which helps organize immune cells. 

“There clearly are some patients where IL-6 is elevated, and so suppressing it may help. But the core goal should be to restore and resurrect the immune system, not suppress it,” Hayday said. 

Hayday believes an antiviral treatment may make the most sense, given the newfound information: “I have not lost one ounce of my optimism. A vaccine would be great. But with the logistics of its global rollout being so challenging, it’s comforting to think we may not depend on one.”

Recall, we had previously written that the South China Morning Post reported a study by Chinese scientists found that the novel coronavirus uses the same strategy to evade attack from the human immune system as HIV. Specifically, both viruses remove marker molecules on the surface of an infected cell that are used by the immune system to identify invaders, we noted.

The researchers warned that this commonality could mean Sars-CoV-2, the clinical name for the virus, could be around for some time, like HIV.

We wrote in May:

And here is where things gets very messy for the frauds known as "fact-checkers" who - without any actual facts or knowledge - threw up all over our February report that the coronavirus shared genetic material with HIV: while the mainstream media did everything in its power to censor any suggestions that Covid and HIV having genetic similarities (after all who wants to be threatened by an airborne version of AIDS) now it is none other than the South China Morning Post which writes that "earlier studies found the spike protein of the new coronavirus had a structure that allowed it to enter many types of human cells and bind with them. The same structure was also found in HIV, but not in other coronaviruses found in animals such as bats and pangolins."

At this point, the New York Times and the SCMP appear to have pointed out all the exact same facts - that the coronavirus not only shares genetic material with HIV, but also evades and cripples the immune system in a similar way to HIV - that got the "highly respected" StatNews to accuse Zero Hedge of spreading an "infodemic."

As we said last month:

"We wonder if StatNews author John Gregory will append his "analysis" now that actual "facts" have emerged showing that it's not the infodemic we should be afraid of, but the censordemic."


Glenn Greenwald breaks down new 'bogus' charges against Julian Assange

Co-Founding Editor of The Intercept Glenn Greenwald discusses developments in the indictment against Wikileak's founder Julian Assange. About Rising:  Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power li


Catherine Austin Fitts – We are Watching the Mother of All Debt Entrapments


Former Assistant Housing Secretary and publisher of the Solari Report, Catherine Austin Fitts joins Greg Hunter to talk about her latest report, entitled ‘The Injection Fraud’ about the massive vaccine gambit currently in play and how this a vital part of the central bankers’ “Global Reset”.

Fitts cites the first meeting of the central bankers after the adoption of the new Federal Financial Accounting Standards 56 (“FASB 56″), in Jackson Hole, WY in August 2019. At the time, the Governor of the Bank of the England, Mark Carney did an interview, saying ‘The dollar’s not working and we need to shift to a global mechanism.”

Fitts says, “Clearly, a decision was made to just go ahead and do it and what do we see in September? We see, in September the Fed move to intervene in the repo market. Since then, if you look at the last 12 months, M1 is up by 21% and M2 is up by over 30% and we’re watching massive programs of, literally the Fed buying the market.


“As that happens, the World Economic Forum website comes out and announces the ‘Great Reset’, which…is sort of the marketing for the non-financial people of exactly what’s going on.

“So, what we’re seeing is a reengineering of the global financial system and governance system, the ‘Just Do It’ method and of course, a very important part of that is we see a lot of smart money get out of the market in the top in January, in February and then March, a push to basically use police powers created through the healthcare system, to shut down a huge part of the independent economy, globally.

“So, small business, small farms shut down across the board, throwing both the emerging markets and many small business into debt traps. So, we are watching the mother of all debt entrapments going on globally and that means we’re in for a very radical reengineering and of course, that’s what we’re seeing in the US…

“We have a tracker, where we’re tracking the COVID deaths by state and party affiliations of the governors and mayors, and one of the things you can see, you have 37 Fed locations and banks and branches across the country. Guess how many of them had violent protests?

“…if you map out all the cities that have a Fed Bank, a Fed branch or the headquarters for the Fed Board of Governors – you have 37 locations – you have 12 banks, you have 24 branches and one board headquarters – 33 of those locations had violent protests…

“Absolutely, the Fed is behind this. The central bankers got together and said, ‘Okay, we’re going to begin the Global Reset. We’re calling it, “Go Direct.”‘

“They launched a plan. Blackrock has now been hired by three of the central banks. They’ve been hired by Canada, Sweden and the United States. The conflicts of interests are massive but but you’re talking about a fundamental reengineering.


“Now, I’ll give you my theory on what the healthcare police powers are all about. And that is, if you are going to re-engineer the global currency system, what they want to do is…they want to go to a system where 7 billion people around the planet are literally integrated into the cloud and can operate with an all-digital system that is the equivalent of a credit on a company store.

“It’s a control system and if you look at what they’re talking about putting into these injections [vaccines] or doing with them, you’re basically talking about a slavery system. You’re talking about integrating into people’s bodies. I always tell people, Bill Gates put an operating system on your computer that gave somebody a backdoor and made you update it constantly. And the excuse was, ‘there’s a new virus’.

“Well, they’re gonna play the same game with your bodies, because if you can get brain-machine interface into a human body or you know, a tattoo on a human body, it’s part of the Quantum Dot tattoos and integrate them into the to the Jedi and other clouds at the US government, then you can cut out all the state and local middlemen. You can cut out a lot of overhead and basically have everybody…on the system and that’s why I keep saying, ‘crypto is not a currency. It’s the end of currencies.'”

“But you’re talking about an all-digital system, where they can turn your money off and on. You know what this is called, you’re a Christian. It’s called the Mark of the Beast. That’s what they’re trying to do, here.

“They’re trying to extend the life of the dollar, build a global mechanism to manage the financial system – so, shift it more out of the United States and then essentially, hook everybody up into the cloud.”

“You have to fight vaccine mandates…I wrote an article called the injection fraud, which you just mentioned what I said is these these are not vaccines under the laws of medicine. And if you look at what they’re talking about putting into some of these things – and this is very experimental – but you have nano-particles and nanotechnology. You have things that alter your genes. These things are very experimental and they’re talking about using them without animal trials or the appropriate kind of trials, normal trials that would take you two years.

“Now, they’ve tried for many, many years to come up with a vaccine for coronavirus they’ve never been able to do it. So, I think one of the reasons they want contact tracing is so that they can deal with all the deaths, disability and sickness that’s going to come from you know injecting biowaste into human bodies.

“One of the things that’s in this is aborted fetal tissue. So, you’ve got aborted fetal tissue, you’ve got heavy metals, you’ve got the history of these injections is very, very ugly and it’s one of the reasons 54% of the children in America have chronic disease, because of all the foreign matter that’s been going into our veins from this stuff.

“So what I said in ‘The Injection Fraud’ is this is not medicine. A surveillance tracker is not medicine. I mean what Bill Gates is proposing to put the equivalent of a Microsoft operating system in your body that can be hooked up to their cloud and so you can be hooked up to the AI and all that data can make the AI very, very smart, including teaching robots how to do your job.

“So, this is a very dystopian vision of the future but make no mistake about it, if you could implement this vision, there are trillions of dollars to be made implementing this vision. If you look at the new system, the new system is very much what some people call a Transhumanist System but it’s not a new currency, it’s not a cryptocurrency, it’s not a digital currency, it’s a credit system, where they can cut you off centrally.

“If you look at the police powers, they’re suggesting, under the rubric; the excuse of ‘healthcare’, they’re talking about you can’t go to the store unless you let us inject you with these mystery ingredients. You can’t work unless you do. You can’t do this, you can’t do that…

“They’re talking about…hiring tens of thousands of contract tracers who can come into your home and force you to be tested and if they find you positive, now remember many of these tests have 50-80% false positives, they can quarantine you and they reserve the right to take people out of your home and take them to government or private camps, separately.

“So, they’re asserting the right to come into your home and take your children. So, I come in, I test you, I say you’re positive – with tests which are totally unreliable – and almost everybody has coronavirus in their bodies and we’re asymptomatic. It’s like saying we have cells…

“So, you’re talking about creating police powers that are going to give you very tyrannical central controls. This is ripping up the Constitution to an exponential degree…

“Donald Trump as far as I can tell is playing along [with the vaccine agenda]. Now, it’s interesting Donald Trump resisted shutting down the economy but then he went ahead and did it and Donald Trump, who’s resisted vaccine mandates proceeded, after through Bill Gates and Fauci’s credibility was destroyed, for very good reason, on many different points – Donald Trump promoted and started a program called Operation Warp Speed, and Operation Warp Speed is being run by the former head of research from GlaxoSmithKline, who’s a bio electronics expert and according to the Financial Times, is one of the leaders on brain-machine interface.

“Now, he’s got Operation Warp Speed set up to coordinate with the Department of Defense and he’s arranged for the Department of Defense, I think to buy – I think it’s six hundred million it’s basically two syringes for the whole population, set up with digital coding so that they can basically put in a database, who got what vaccine, etc.

“And frankly, if you look at how that’s all organized and set up, Trump has said, ‘Well, it’s for people who want the vaccine. If you look at the effort to get mandates, state-by-state-by-state and basically use the health code and the pretext of a flu defined as a ‘pandemic’ to radically increase central police powers, I think we’re talking about the greatest experiment – basically, this is non-consensual human experimentation, of taking nanotechnology, gene editing, gene-altering materials, heavy metals, biowaste, aborted fetuses and basically experimenting, injecting it into millions, if not billions of people. I mean, this is a this is a serious violation of the Nuremberg Code and the Nuremberg Principles…


“The fight in the campaign is not a fight over who runs the White House, the fight in the campaign is a fight over the [money] spigot. And what you have to understand about everything that’s going on right now, between our taxes and our pension funds, we’re financing this.

“And unfortunately, I’ve talked a lot on the Solari Report about entrainment technology and the propaganda on the media. You have a combination of propaganda and entrainment that has persuaded at least 40% or 50% of Americans that these injections are okay…

“You have two choices, one is freedom. One is slavery. And everybody’s gonna have to choose. There’s no navigating around it…I had one subscriber ask me, ‘Should I do real estate or precious metals?’ and I said, ‘Look, if you don’t have an army, it doesn’t matter where your assets are you’re gonna lose them. If you don’t have an army to protect them. That’s what you have to understand there’s no getting around this…

“They’re basically coming to steal all your assets. Even Jim Cramer said, ‘This is the greatest wealth transfer in the history of our civilization…Basically, what they just did was they shut down all small business and all small almost all small farms and ranches and proceeded to let the large corporations scarf up all that market share.

“And that’s how they can expand M2 by 31%, because if you shut down Main Street, that’s very deflationary and it offsets the inflation of all the money you’re printing and giving your friends. So you’re talking-  if you look at the play of printing the money and engineering asset bubbles and the variety of things you’re doing with it at the same time, you’re throwing all small business and independent business into a into a debt trap.

“There was just a great article in Financial Times about KKR and some of the other private equity firms have been wanting to buy certain businesses for a long time. Well, they’ve all just gotten slammed down and they’re picking up equity pieces for pennies on the dollar. It’s exactly what they did in Asia in 1997, when they when they crashed Asia. So, this is an old game…

“I will bet you a dollar, Greg that when they came out of Jackson Hole with the ‘Do Direct’ plan, they had KKR and all those folks lined up and they had six months to get ready, to figure out how they were gonna buy everything. I mean Blackrock was running – designing and running the plan..

“Right now, if you look at everything that’s going on, we are financing the people who are attacking and destroying us. Well I’ve been talking about this for 20 years…

“First of all, you want to be safe. If they’re gonna defund the police, let me explain what’s gonna happen. If they defund the police, you have, since World War II, networks in the United States, organized crime networks. Who do you think runs the narcotics trafficking? Who do you think runs the illegal gambling, the illegal gun-running?

“I mean, that is all completely networked and you know, the money feeds the banking system and every dime is known. Every wire gets batched and goes through the New York Fed but but that’s a highly-managed business. If you defund the police, guess who’s gonna be the the most powerful player in the neighborhood? It’s gonna be those organized crime networks, because they’re gonna be well-armed.

“Now, let’s say you’d flip the money over to social services. Social services, the last time I checked and I’m not current on this, but when I left Washington, you had all the big defense contractors running around and getting contracts from Social Services, including the contractor who was sued for sex slave trafficking in Eastern Europe [Dyncorp] was picking up child support contracts.

“So if you flipped that money over to Social Services and you’ve got enough of the defense contractors in there – BAM – at high speed, you’re gonna bring up the Stasi network and they’re gonna have the police powers, under contact tracing you know to basically come after your kids. I would like to point out the people who led the launching and presentation for contact tracing and are promoting the contact tracing bill in the Federal Government…were all the people who flew Epstein Air.

“It’s Bill Clinton – we have a great Solari toon with Alan Dershowitz and he’s got a pin that says, ‘Epstein Air’ and he’s talking about, ‘Of course, they can come into your home and and take your kids and it’s all perfectly legal’ – which it’s not – but when did the facts ever stop Alan Dershowitz?

“How you fight this is stop worrying about the Presidential Election, start worrying about your Sheriff. This is gonna be trench warfare and we’re gonna have to fight it out, one county and one city council at a time…


“Now, I want to talk about the ‘Second Wave’. So, the Second Wave is supposedly going to come in September. But here’s what’s going to happen in September…one of the best authors who’s written about the history of vaccinations is Forrest Moretti and he has a series of books and he does a masterful job of explaining the game…

“Let’s say, Greg that you spray pesticides on the farms for agriculture and it makes everybody sick. If you admit that, then of course, you have a big liability, the insurance companies lose a lot of money – no good.

“So instead, you blame a virus and then you invent a vaccination for the virus and you give everybody the vaccination and instead of losing money on the liability, you make money and…you stop using the pesticide and you attribute everybody getting well to the vaccination, which isn’t true. They stop getting sick because you stop using the pesticide. So, it’s an old game and it’s designed to manage your liabilities.

“Now, why are they saying there’s going to be a Second Wave? Do you know what’s going to happen in September-October? They’re gonna finish getting all the Starlink satellites up and they’re going to start turning 5G on and they’re turning it on all over the country and – if you look at the history of radically increasing EMF radiation…that’s gonna make a lot of people sick, just like the vaccinations or the injections.

“I don’t call them vaccinations, because they’re they’re not medicine. The injections are gonna make people sick and the 5G’s going to make people sick and they need a cover story, because they need for their plans of rolling out digital currencies and rolling out lots of robotics. They need 5G.

“5G was invented by the Israelis for crowd control. It’s a crowd control technology. It’s not really a telecommunications technology. But if you look at all their plans, whether it’s driverless cars or or digital credit systems to replace the dollar, they need massive bandwidth and of course, they know it’s going to make a lot of people sick, so it wouldn’t surprise me if the Second Wave is the cover story for all the extraordinary damage that’s going to be done to our health by the injections and if you look at the numbers, it’s clear that the people who had the year’s flu shot were much more likely to get Covid-19 and to suffer from it or die…

“For 400 years, we’ve had a model of the human, a model of the economy a model of the planet that’s a machine model and it’s fostered great productivity in some ways but…the model fails because it doesn’t reflect how life really works and to me, what we’re watching is the ultimate gasp of a failing model, because it’s produced a culture of people who are very hypermaterialistic and they literally don’t understand life and they don’t understand reality.

“And for them, if you’re gonna maintain central control on a machine model, you need to stop people from resonating with divine intelligence and resonating with living things and resonating with each other and get everybody hooked into the machine and that’s what this is really about. Are we going to be governed by God? Are we going to be governed by central powers who are controlling us through the machine?


“So [why do they want to get rid of] Trump? It’s a combination of Trump’s style, number one because the style upsets and works up a lot of people. Now, some people like that, because what they want is a reality TV show. The other thing is that you know Trump is intolerant of certain practices and and the swamp is much deeper and much more ingrained than he thought.

“One of the reasons, I think you’re watching this Global Reset is the leadership has just decided – because, the process of trying to out them on Pizzagate and on very significant financial and legal liabilities was pretty scary to them and if you look at their criminal liabilities both on the financial fraud in the health care fraud and the pedophilia and all this other stuff the adrenochrome is a very bad, scary story. They just feel that they have too many liabilities to change their ways.

“So you’ve got a very deep system of people, both the politicians, legislators, the bureaucracy, who’s deeply addicted to swamp practices and has very extraordinary liabilities and they’re very afraid and so they’re betting the ranch that they can continue to centralize and this is this is World War III. This is what World War III looks like…

“Let’s go back to Go Direct. If you download nanotechnology in everybody that gives you a brain machine interface, you don’t need state and local government. You can just lock them up into the Jedi Cloud at the Department of Defense and manage them directly. That’s what Go Direct means, just like Go Direct means you don’t need Epstein to launder all the money or all $21 trillion, you can just Go Direct. If you look at all the different things the Fed is doing now – in fact, that’s what they’re doing, they’re Going Direct – you’re gonna cut out all middle management. Here it comes.


“[In the mass riots], you had a layer of what looked to me like professional mercenaries who are in there to provide air cover for variety parties but also to basically assassinate. If you look at some of the police killings that have been going on as this has been going on, I’ll betcha it’s professional mercenary.

“Now, you can’t send in that many teams to that many cities to basically burn and loot and wreck, all on a paid basis – they’re paid – those are paid jobs. That’s not going to happen unless the US military either stands down or is part of doing it.

“Now, I told you when FASB 56 passed, that this was secret monies for secret armies. I will bet you any amount of money that those 50 to 100 protests in American cities were financed by FASB 56.

“Now, I think one of the reasons the military was being very careful is they don’t want to mess with their $738 billion budget by pissing off either side but the other thing is you know if the contracts were negotiated through them with their budget to do those violent protests when they when they negotiated the contracts, they they didn’t imply that they were going to send in military teams to stop you

“So, imagine if you’re a defense contractor, you’ve negotiated contracts to manage and do the command structure for violent protests and 50 cities and then suddenly the military announces they’re sending in a military team to stop you, wouldn’t you say, ‘Wait a minute. That’s not my scope of work. I want 10 times the amount of money or my guys aren’t going in.

“If I’m a professional mercenary, I’m not going to go in and play that role if you’re gonna send a military team in to stop me. I’m gonna split. So, we’re talking about a reality TV show, here. This is not real.

“Now, I will tell you, if all the people doing the looting would stop being paid and encouraged and supported doing the looting, they wouldn’t have done it, so the question is, what was the military role? Did they stand down or were they an active part of doing it? Was it the intelligence agencies? What was the command structure?

I assure you, you can’t do anything in America – I mean imagine – do you think the NSA isn’t listening and watching everything? I mean, surely you’ve seen the movie, ‘Enemy the State. They have the whole country covered, from sea to shining sea by satellites and they listen to every phone call…


“We have to choose. Do we want to be do we want to be part of a divine intelligence or do we want to be controlled by a machine intelligence and be hooked up to the DoD Jedi contract with brain machine interface and mind controls?

“We have a choice. We don’t have to accept slavery so I, you know I think this can absolutely be turned around but we’re going to have to stand and we’re going to have to fight…

“Do not call it a vaccine and I’ll tell you why. Under the law, vaccines are free from liability…so, I won’t call it a vaccine because it’s injection fraud…We have to take that protection of criminal and civil liability away from them. They need to be held liable and if you look at the harm that that these injections could do, they could kill a lot of people, Greg and that could bankrupt a lot of pharmaceutical companies, if they don’t have protection…

“You need to get to know your Sheriff and your local enforcement. Do not defund your local police. If you can have a way to work with the small business and small farmers in your area and start to network and organize how are we going to be safe? How are we gonna have energy? How are we gonna have fresh, healthy food? All of these are jobs that can be brought back in the community, if we start to talk to each other and organize. There’s a lot of capital and a lot of intelligence but we’re going to have to decide we need to have these independent sources and we’re going to protect them…

“Covid-19 is a currency war. It’s the Global Reset. You put everybody in a debt trap, including the emerging markets, because remember, Europe can print the money that its debt is denominated in and the United States can but the emerging markets…can’t so you know, you’re kind of putting the BRICS back in a debt trap. But once you understand Covid-19 as part of the currency war, everything makes much more sense.”

Alexandra Bruce

Contributed by Alexandra Bruce



At Social-Justice Law School, Feelings Trump Facts



On May 27th, Claudette Beals-Clayton called the Toronto police from a high-rise apartment in the city’s High Park North neighbourhood. Her 29-year-old daughter, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, was in a state of crisis and acting violently. Beals-Clayton wanted officers to take Korchinski-Paquet to the city’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Police arrived and coaxed Korchinski-Paquet into the building’s hallway. Then the woman asked if she could go to the bathroom before leaving, and police let her re-enter the apartment. Several officers followed her while family members waited outside. Moments later, the family reportedly heard “Mom, help!” Not long after that, Korchinski-Paquet plunged 24 floors to her death.

In the heat of the moment, a devastated Beals-Clayton told reporters that police “came in my apartment and shoved [my daughter] off the balcony.” A man identifying himself as Korchinski-Paquet’s cousin made similar claims on Instagram. Before waiting for any kind of corroboration, reporters from Vice repeated these claims and vaguely linked the death to George Floyd, the Minneapolis man shown on video suffocating to death with a police officer’s knee on his neck last month. Like Floyd, Korchinski-Paquet was Black. The obvious implication here was that her death might be a race-motivated murder.

I spent five years working in one of Canada’s biggest newsrooms, so I know that it’s typically seen as irresponsible to publish such incendiary claims without the credible account of an eyewitness or some other form of proof. And so, even amidst the decline in journalistic quality and capacity on many municipal news desks, I was still surprised when I saw more reputable outlets pick up the Vice story, including the implication that racist police officers may have thrown a suffering woman to her death from a balcony.

Even if police officers were inclined to do such an unspeakable thing—is it credible that they would do so in broad delight, with at least four fellow officers and multiple family members close by? Korchinski-Paquet reportedly had been suffering seizures for years, and this was not the first time the family had summoned the police. Previous visits had involved reports of an occupant brandishing a knife. In the tragedy that unfolded last month, a police source told a local newspaper, Korchinski-Paquet had barricaded the door using an appliance, and then slipped while trying to escape by jumping onto a neighbour’s balcony. I can’t corroborate that story. But it certainly makes a lot more sense.

The day after this tragic incident, Beals-Clayton’s lawyer was asked by the Toronto-based Globe and Mail newspaper about the allegation that Korchinski-Paquet was pushed. He responded cryptically that Korchinski-Paquet’s mother “had not shared this version of events with me.” Later, the lawyer told reporters, “I can verify on behalf of the family that this”—Korchinski-Paquet’s being pushed or thrown—“was not witnessed by the mother. However, at the time of the statement, that is what the mother believed.”

Yet the damage was done. Local anti-racism activists made Korchinski-Paquet a poster child amid the larger campaign to discredit the police. And in many social-media forums, it is now simply taken for granted that the police had some nefarious role in Korchinski-Paquet’s death. As of this writing, at least one Canadian magazine still has a tweet up, declaring, “Family members and witnesses have reported that Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old Black woman, was killed by being shoved off an apartment balcony by Toronto police on the evening of May 27, 2020.”

It’s certainly true that Toronto’s Black community suffers more than its proportionate share of violent police interactions. CBC News reports that, of the 52 people who died in interactions with Toronto police between 2000 and 2017, over a third (19) were Black (all men, no women)—a proportion that is more than three times the Black share of the city’s population. Though most were armed at the time of death, and mental illness often is a complicating factor in such cases, the numbers raise serious questions about whether police are too quick to use lethal force against Black men. Yet they tell us nothing in particular about the tragic fate of Korchinski-Paquet.

Her death triggered an investigation by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, which occurs automatically whenever there is a police-involved death in the province. Police Chief Mark Saunders, who happens to be Black, spoke out to say that “a lot of [the narrative around Korchinski-Paquet] is misinformation, a lot of it is lies,” and pleaded for the public to “wait for the truth.” But amid complaints of media leaks, Beals-Clayton refused to speak to investigators, while a GoFundMe organized by Korchinski-Paquet’s sister raised more than $450,000. Anti-racism advocates organized marches through the downtown core to demand “Justice for Regis.” The incident is also being cited as proof that Toronto needs to “defund the police,” a cause that’s now being seriously considered by city councillors. On June 8th, Chief Saunders announced his resignation, saying that he wants to focus on preventing the problem of “young Black boys killing young Black boys.”

Even if lawyers have a bad reputation, it would serve us well to be a little more lawyerly in situations like this, waiting for facts and evidence to emerge before jumping to sweeping, emotionally charged conclusions. Yet at Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School, where I study, no one’s seemed much in the mood for fact-finding. The student union released a statement on behalf of the Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) declaring that Korchinski-Paquet was killed “as a result of police violence” that “systematically targeted towards Black people.” Other school groups immediately joined the chorus. We were instructed that “individuals who are not Black” are hereby required to “act in solidarity with the Black community by listening to and amplifying the voices of Black people by starting with ‘I hear you, I believe you.’”

Which is awkward, because even the family’s own lawyer admitted early on that he did not “believe” the uncorroborated reports that police officers murdered Korchinski-Paquet in cold blood. And so it’s not clear why anyone should be required to “amplify” the voices of those who repeat this erroneous claim. In fact, spreading misinformation can inflict real harm. Yes, it’s terrible that about one Black Torontonian per year dies at the hands of the police, and those officers who behave illegally should be investigated and prosecuted as criminals. But from the rhetoric that’s now become common, one might think that Toronto police were conducting some kind of continual pogrom in Black neighbourhoods. That claim is unsupported by the numbers, and it likely makes Black Torontonians unnecessarily fearful.

“We are all disgusted by the death of George Floyd and countless others who have been killed by racism and police brutality,” I wrote on my school’s Class of 2022 Facebook page. “However, I would encourage Osgoode students to do some research before repeating the claim that Regis Korchinski-Paquet was the victim of violence, racism or police brutality. There is not one shred of evidence that her death was anything but a tragic suicide or accident. The claim that she was pushed was made in the heat of the moment by distraught family members who did not witness her final seconds, and her family’s lawyer has walked back that unsupported claim. Regis was in the middle of a mental health crisis and police were, by all accounts, trying to save her life. As future lawyers, [we shouldn’t] make baseless, incendiary claims… I can’t think of a more serious accusation than hate-inspired murder. Let’s wait for some evidence before making these kinds of allegations.”

About 45 minutes later, my post disappeared. The student union deleted it. The class president, whose name I won’t mention here, then wrote to me to explain why:

We received many complaints and requests from students in the Osgoode community that your comment be removed. I think that it is only fair that you are informed as to why: Right now, many students in our community are hurting, grieving, and are looking to each other for support. Students felt that your post was inciting dismissal of the anti-black racism that black students are consistently facing and particularly now, in a time where students are looking for support, they did not appreciate this inquisition that they felt was harmful to the communities that are already hurting. We want to make a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and Students of Colour in our Osgoode spaces and sometimes, especially now, this means elevating the voices of the communities impacted the most. This is why we supported and shared BLSA’s statement. [W]e are not the triers of fact here and this is not a trial for the facts, it is a chance to show support and solidarity to our fellow students and it is important we leave space for that and let these students feel safe and supported. When students feel unsafe or attacked in our Facebook spaces, we take action to ensure the community is a safe one and for this reason, we deleted the comment. I hope you understand that this is not an attack on you, rather it is the way we choosing to support the students who need it most.

Nothing about my post was “inciting dismissal of anti-black racism.” So I suggested to the student union that they rethink their decision, and I asked for a copy of the applicable rules. To which I received the following response: “We operate based on our Constitution, which is posted publicly on our website. While we did not post specific rules to the Facebook page, we will do so now. Our removal was in line with Article VI, s. 11.j: ‘Actively solicit the opinions of equity seeking groups and work with those groups and other partners for the promotion of a discrimination free, equitable, and safe campus.’ The complaints we received were from equity seeking groups and individuals who felt that post did not contribute to a discrimination free, equitable and safe campus, which is why we removed it.”

Let’s be clear: This was a spat among law students about the contents of a social-media page. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big deal, and I’m not trying to play victim. But I do want to highlight what this incident says about an approach to truth-seeking that is now fashionable even among soon-to-be lawyers. According to this new approach, apparently informed by critical race theory and postmodern approaches to truth-seeking, evidence doesn’t matter much, because there is no “objective truth.” What matters is that we assess how much power people have, based on superficial characteristics like race and gender, and then let the most oppressed person’s version of events prevail. In the eyes of many of my peers, I must accept that the police killed Korchinski-Paquet because certain Black voices on campus say she was killed by police. If I don’t, I’m “not contributing to a discrimination-free, equitable and safe campus.”

Some professors also see the world this way, apparently. In the first weeks of my constitutional-law class, Professor Jefferey Hewitt told students that while Western legal systems are focused on getting to the “actual” truth, Indigenous people understand truth as something “fundamentally different.” To them, truth isn’t “objective and singular,” Hewitt says. “You cannot say from viewpoint A that B is wrong because you didn’t see what they saw.”

It’s true that different people can have different perspectives, but it’s wrong to assert that there is no objective truth. The Earth is round. The sky is up. Two plus two equals four, even if the party says it’s five. Korchinski-Paquet was either pushed or not, and the whole point of the legal system is to get to the “actual” truth of such questions through the systematic presentation of evidence and a clash of arguments.

Yet it’s impossible to know how many of my classmates are truly vested in the more fashionable postmodern approach, since, as this episode shows, a small handful of highly motivated actors now have the power to shut down discussion. And since no one wants to be cast as the villain, most of us just play along. Several students whom I’d never spoken with before reached out to tell me they were upset about the fact that my post was deleted, but won’t say so publicly because everyone is keeping tabs on everyone, and even a single social-media misstep can cost you a job following graduation.

They’re not crazy to entertain such fears. My whole first-year class was required to sit through a lecture earlier this year from Lisa Taylor, a journalism professor at Toronto’s Ryerson University. She walked us through examples of social-media posts that—justifiably, in her view—led various public figures to be pushed out of their jobs. One was a former high-ranking manager at CBC who was hounded out of the organization after he’d chimed in on a flippant, politically incorrect tweet. Taylor indicated her approval for this result. She also gave us a list of progressive Twitter accounts that we should follow if we wanted to get on the winning team.

One of the students who wrote to me told me that he wasn’t sure what to make of Korchinski-Paquet’s death, but that he “wholeheartedly supports [my] attempt to have a dialogue about it. Lawyers are the agents for our truth-seeking endeavours in the justice system, and that requires interrogating our deepest assumptions, even when it may feel uncomfortable.” At the same time, he added: “Many of us who find the decision questionable will not publicly speak out about it for risk of damaging our professional reputation with future colleagues and employers. This aversion comes at the cost of pursuing the truth, but it’s a decision we all need to personally make given our individual circumstances.” Ironically, that statement—and at least three others that I’ve saved—came from people whom the student union would describe as members of “equity seeking groups.”

Thankfully, there are a few law-school refuges for students like me—including the Runnymede Society, a non-partisan club that promotes discussion about liberty, constitutionalism, and the rule of law. These are causes that once would have attracted broad public support among law students. But in 2020, they’ve become surprisingly risqué. When I helped organize an event about the lack of ideological diversity in law schools, someone kept ripping down the posters. Needless to say, posters promoting “the Marxist Solution to Conflict with Iran” (who knew there was one?) stayed up.

Many Quillette readers already are quite familiar with the manner by which postmodernism, critical theory, and related doctrines have made extensive inroads into the liberal arts, corroding our ability to define objective reality. But the more recent metastasis of these ideas into law is especially worrying, because respect for objective truth, due process, the presumption of innocence, and equality before the law are all bedrock principles of our legal tradition. You can’t try a case if everyone is allowed to inhabit mutually exclusive realities based on their own impression of what makes them feel “unsafe.” Even panel discussions, which once might have featured competing views on these trends, increasingly have been turned into rallies favouring one point of view. I once attended a guest lecture in property law, at which all three speakers shared the view that Indigenous people hold title to all of what we call Canada.

I should say that there do remain many professors who believe in the value of debating ideas. Osgoode’s associate dean of students, for instance, accepted the Runnymede Society’s invitation to moderate a panel discussion on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). I had long objected to UNDRIP on the basis that it grants rights on the basis of race, which I see as incompatible with liberal, democratic values (a view that was articulated at the event by Queen’s University law professor Bruce Pardy). But Osgoode professor Karen Drake, an expert in Indigenous rights, among other subjects, presented a persuasive argument in support of UNDRIP as an instrument that protects rights asserted on the basis of nationality, not race. Moreover, she made her case without claiming some higher system of knowledge that supersedes conventional legal analysis, or otherwise appealing to meta-rules that serve to dismiss whole areas of discussion as unsafe or racist. As someone skeptical of UNDRIP, I found Professor Drake helped me see the other side of the argument. We need more of this.

As I enter my second year of law school, I’m left wondering how many of my classmates are going to be professionally functional once they graduate. Do they think they’ll be able to hit “delete” on arguments that they regard as upsetting? Do they expect judges to accept their clients’ claims on the basis of membership in an “equity seeking group”? It’s possible they believe that by the time they’re practicing lawyers, their ideological fellow travelers will have been appointed to the bench. And who knows—that may happen. But if not, their careers may be quite short. My hunch is that a good many of them will simply show up in court and not know how to make an argument.


Josh Dehaas is a writer at the Canadian Constitution Foundation. He tweets at @JoshDehaas.

Featured image: Justice For Regis march, Toronto, May 30th, 2020. Photo by J. Hargrove.   

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Friday, June 26, 2020

"Volunteer" Hawaiians Turn "Paradise On Earth" Into An Island Of Snitches

Travel publications around the world have referred to the Hawaiian islands as “paradise on earth.” But a much darker and more disturbing trend that was once relegated to the continental United States has taken Hawaii by storm.


Strzok’s newly discovered FBI notes deliver jolt to ‘Obamagate’ evidence

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“Free Speech” In The US Empire Is As Illusory As “Free-Range” Eggs

In what Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola calls “a not-so-subtle effort to criminalize the journalism of an adversarial media organization that the United States has spent the last decade working to destroy,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been hit with another superseding indictment by the U


“Free Speech” In The US Empire Is As Illusory As “Free-Range” Eggs


In what Shadowproof’s Kevin Gosztola calls “a not-so-subtle effort to criminalize the journalism of an adversarial media organization that the United States has spent the last decade working to destroy,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been hit with another superseding indictment by the US Department of Justice.

Shadowproof, WSWS, and Consortium News all have solid and informative write-ups on this new development. The indictment adds no new charges, is riddled with inaccuracies, glaring plot holes, and amateurish errors, relies heavily on testimony from a literal convicted pedophile and diagnosed sociopath, and appears to be little more than a feeble attempt to legitimize the injection of the words “hacking” and “hackers” into the prosecutorial narrative.

To quote Assange’s partner Stella Morris, “They didn’t throw the book at Julian. They threw bits of paper found crumpled up in the discard pile.”

 — @wikileaks

The persecution of Julian Assange is a transparent and iron-fisted attempt by the US government to globally criminalize the publication of leaks which embarrass the US-centralized empire, thereby drawing a firm line which journalists all around the world know never to cross.

This is the inverted totalitarian oligarchic empire at its most overtly tyrannical. The imprisonment of Assange was the part of the movie where the villain finally reveals their true face for the monster they’ve always been, where it became clear to anyone paying attention that the US power alliance is as authoritarian and intolerant of real dissent as any tin pot dictator.

But this is the rarest form of imperial censorship. Normally, wherever possible, the power structures which dominate human civilization prefer to do so out of sight and out of mind, ideally having the inmates of the prison serve as their own wardens.

 — @aaronjmate

Aaron Maté, who as my regular readers already know is one of my favorite journalists on the planet right now, has an interesting new post on Twitter which reads (emphasis my own): “It’s incredible to see book after book churn out the same discredited Russiagate hype. When I talked to an editor at a major publisher about doing a book — you know, based on actual facts — they told me their friends would be mad at them if they published it, so that was it.”

This is a perfect example of the soft tyranny which does most of the key oppression of speech in the empire today. There are no laws prohibiting the publication of Maté’s award-winning journalism on the subject of the mass psychological operation known as Russiagate. Nobody who published such a book would be tortured and facing a 170-year prison sentence like Julian Assange.

Yet the speech remains restricted. Major publishers won’t touch Maté’s work. You won’t see him as a guest panelist on MSNBC or CNN. Not because those platforms are forbidden from doing so, but because they don’t choose to. As former MSNBC host Krystal Ball explained last year, an attitude of conformity has been manufactured from the top down to ensure than those who rise to the top of the most influential platforms are the ones who know how to toe the establishment line without being told. People are hired from the same conformity-enforcing universities by executives who were selected by media-owning plutocrats based on their willingness to protect the status quo their plutocratic kingdoms are built upon, and only those who play ball within that system ever rise to major positions of influence.

 — @ggreenwald

I am reminded of a famous contentious interview between Noam Chomsky and British journalist Andrew Marr in which Chomsky derided the false image mainstream journalists have of themselves as “a crusading profession, adversarial, we stand up against power,” saying it’s almost impossible for a good journalist to do so in any meaningful way in the mass media.

“How can you know that I’m self-censoring? How can you know that journalists are-” Marr objected.

“I’m not saying you’re self-censoring,” Chomsky replied. “I’m sure you believe everything you’re saying. But what I’m saying is that if you believed something different, you wouldn’t be sitting where you’re sitting.”

I am also reminded of a quote from the movie My Dinner with Andre:

“I think that New York is the new model for the new concentration camp, where the camp has been built by the inmates themselves, and the inmates are the guards, and they have this pride in this thing that they’ve built — they’ve built their own prison — and so they exist in a state of schizophrenia where they are both guards and prisoners. And as a result they no longer have — having been lobotomized — the capacity to leave the prison they’ve made or even to see it as a prison.”

Did you know that depending on what country you live in, so-called “free-range” eggs are often anything but?

In the USA, for example, all that is required for chickens to be considered “free range” is for them to have “access to the outdoors”. In practice what this means is that thousands of birds are crammed into tiny, unhygienic, multi-platform barns designed to fit as many animals as possible, and then a tiny door is opened on the far end of the barn leading to some small porch area which most of the chickens never even find their way to.

The USDA imposes no requirements that the chickens ever go outdoors, or even on what “outdoors” technically needs to look like, so in practice what you get is a bunch of “free range” hens never venturing anywhere near the door, and having no reason to try to do so.

This is exactly what the much-touted “free speech” of the western world looks like in practice when it comes to platforms with major influence. The door is technically open for The New York Times or CNN to elevate voices which dissent from the official imperial narrative about what’s going on in the world, but they choose not to, because a system has been designed which disincentivizes them from doing so.

Mass media outlets are the factory farms of speech. Nothing about it is free, humane, or organic about either such construct. A healthy world, which we will hopefully we one day see, will have neither.


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