The Deep State has declared war on American citizens who oppose the Deep State

TUCKER CARLSON: EVERYBODY’S ON THE SAME TEAM AND YOU’RE ON THE WRONG TEAM. IT IS THAT? GLENN GREENWALD HAS BEEN WATCHING CAREFULLY AND THE JOURNALIST THAT WRITES ON SUBSTACK JOINING US TONIGHT. THANK YOU FOR COMING. WOULD YOU MAKE OF THIS? THIS REALIGNMENT OR THE PREVIOUS ALIGNMENT? WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT?

GLENN GREENWALD: I THINK IT’S WORTH REMEMBERING, AND I KNOW YOU REMEMBER I STARTED WRITING ABOUT POLITICS IN 2005 SO I KNEW HOW LIBERALS USED TO BE OVERFLOWING WITH SO MUCH HATRED AND CONTEMPT FOR GEORGE BUSH. THEY FREQUENTLY COMPARED HIM TO ADOLF HITLER, CLAIMED HIS FAMILY WAS CRUCIAL TO THE RISE OF THE NAZI PARTY, CLAIMED (SOMETHING I AGREE WITH) THAT HE’S A WAR CRIMINAL WHO BELONGS AT THE HAGUE, SAID HE WAS FILLED WITH RACISM THAT HE PURPOSELY ALLOWED NEW ORLEANS TO DROWN BECAUSE SO MANY BLACK PEOPLE LIVED THERE. AND EVERY LIBERAL I KNOW BELIEVES THAT GEORGE BUSH STOLE AT LEAST ONE ELECTION AND MAYBE EVEN TWO, BOTH IN 2000, 2004. SO BASICALLY THEY CONCOCTED A PERSON: YOU CAN GET MUCH WORSE THAN THAT.

AND YET SUDDENLY IN THE TRUMP YEARS, AS HE BEGAN LIGHTLY CRITICIZING TRUMP, THEY BEGAN SAYING THINGS LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT, I DIDN’T AGREE WITH GEORGE BUSH ALL THE TIME BUT I NEVER QUESTIONED HIS CHARACTER AND HIS VALUES AND HIS PATRIOTISM. BUT THIS WEEKEND IT TURNED INTO THIS LOVEFEST.

I MEAN THEY DRIPPED WITH ABUSIVE PRAISE FOR HIM BECAUSE WHAT HE SAID THERE THAT ESSENTIALLY THE 9/11 ATTACKS HE WAS THERE TO COMMEMORATE ARE THE SAME AS THE THREE HOUR RIOT ON JANUARY 6TH. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DID 9/11, AL QAEDA, ARE SIMILAR OR IDENTICAL TO KIND OF THE SAME FOUL SPIRIT AS HE PUT IT, TRUMP SUPPORTERS ESSENTIALLY AND THEY OUGHT TO BE TREATED THE SAME. A WAR ON TERROR AGAINST AL QAEDA, NOW A DOMESTIC WAR ON TERROR AGAINST YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS IS MUSIC TO THE EARS OF AMERICAN LIBERALS BECAUSE THEY WANT NOTHING MORE THAN A NEW DOMESTIC WAR ON TERRORISM, TREATING THEIR POLITICAL ADVERSARIES LIKE THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TREATED AL QAEDA.

TUCKER CARLSON: IT’S SUCH A LUNATIC AND EXTREME THING TO SAY TO COMPARE … IT’S LIKE HITLER COMPARISONS. I MEAN TO COMPARE PEOPLE WHOSE POLITICS YOU DON’T LIKE IN THE UNITED STATES WHO HAVEN’T KILLED ANYONE AS FAR AS I KNOW TO OSAMA BIN LADEN. WHY IS THAT NOT INSTANTLY DISQUALIFYING BECAUSE OF THE OVERSTATEMENT?

GLENN GREENWALD: THE REASON IS BECAUSE IT IS A POLITICAL PRIORITY. AND I PROBABLY HAVE SPEND MORE TIME REPORTING ON THIS THIS YEAR THAN ANY OTHER TOPIC. IT IS A POLITICAL PRIORITY OF THE POLITICAL CLASS TO LAUNCH A NEW DOMESTIC WAR ON TERROR.

YOU CAN GO BACK TO BEFORE JANUARY 6TH, TO NOVEMBER 2020, AND SEE ARTICLES IN “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” WHERE JOE BIDEN WAS SAYING MY TOP PRIORITY AS PRESIDENT ONCE I GET INAUGURATED WILL BE TO COMBAT DOMESTIC EXTREMISM. ONCE JANUARY SIXTH HAPPENED, THAT BECAME THE PRETEXT FOR DOING IT, LIKE A LOT OF NEOCONS WANTED TO INVADE IRAQ BEFORE 9/11, 9/11 HAPPENED AND THEY GOT TO USE THAT AS THE PRETEXT.

THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE USING JANUARY 6TH. IT’S DEMENTED TO COMPARE 9/11 AND JANUARY 6TH BUT IT’S SO CENTRAL TO THE AGENDA OF THE SECURITY STATE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, TO ESSENTIALLY INITIATE A SURVEILLANCE REGIME, A DETENTION REGIME, AGAINST PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT WHO ARE AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT. AND THEY’RE ALREADY DOING IT. AND THEY PUT PEOPLE ON THE NO-FLY LIST, THE KIND OF DEFINING FEATURE OF THE FIRST WAR ON TERROR, THEY WANT TO DO NEW LEGISLATION THAT GIVES THE FBI AND THE CIA NEW POWERS, SPENDING MORE MONEY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT. THIS WAR ON TERROR IS CRUCIAL TO THEM.

TUCKER CARLSON: EXACTLY RIGHT AND IT’S NOT JUST TO THE PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT BUT IT’S ANY DISSENT, ANYONE WHO OPPOSES THE REGIME, I THINK IT WOULD INCLUDE YOU, TOO. GLENN GREENWALD, GOOD LUCK. THANK YOU FOR COMING ON TONIGHT.

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The Deep State intervened in US politics to undermine the elected President Donald Trump

Carlson: So now we’re arming the Taliban and marooning our own citizens in Afghanistan. Who could possibly have seen that coming. Glenn Greenwald is one of the few journalists who did see it coming. He writes for Substack where all of us read him. You should, too. He joins us tonight. Glenn, thanks so much for coming on.

So it’s a little weird for the news organizations that repeated uncritically, and not just on the left, I hate to say it, but almost all of them just repeated these this kind of happy talk, about how Afghanistan was progressing for 20 years and then they whip around and are shocked that actually it’s a mess and always have been. There’s some dishonesty there, isn’t there?

Greenwald: The whole thing was a fraud. And you know, you can go back to things like in 2019, the Washington Post publishing what it called the Afghanistan papers, there’s now a book out by the reporter who broke that really important story, they did a good job on it, where they obtained secret documents going up to 2016 under the Obama years where internally they were saying the exact opposite of what they were saying publicly about the war in Afghanistan just like they did in Vietnam as revealed by the Pentagon Papers.

They were saying to the public, as you just showed, we’re making great progress, we have faith in the Afghan national security forces. Internally they knew the Afghan national security forces were a joke. They were filled with illiterate people who couldn’t do anything, with drug addicts, with people who had no interest in fighting: they would disappear as soon as they got their paycheck.

The whole war for years and years and years was a lie. And so while I do agree, of course, that there are ineptitudes in how we withdrew, the fact that we withdrew because two presidents, first President Trump and then President Biden, ensured that it happened, is something to celebrate in large part because it’s the first time in as long as I can remember as these people what I do know is the Deep State that manipulate us all the time, that lie to us all the time for their own benefit, have finally lost, and the media is turning against Biden, not because they suddenly became fair but because they’ve been in bed with the Deep State: that’s who fed them Russia-gate, that’s who fed them all the leaks during the Trump years.  And they’re angry on behalf of the faction that they genuinely serve.

Carlson: well I hate to say I agree with you. I mean I think Biden is an awful President, the worst I can remember, and totally out of it, senile. On the other hand, he’s the President of the United States. You’re not supposed to leak an audio tape of his recorded conversation with another Head of State. I mean that’s that’s a felony for one thing. And for another like how can any President do real diplomacy if he’s being undermined by permanent Washington.  Like why shouldn’t we be worried about that?

Greenwald: You know I think this is the key point for me at least when I look at the Trump years. A lot of people obviously ask me why weren’t you as worried as other people on, you know, the left about the Trump presidency. And my reason was because what I saw in opposition to the Trump presidency was something far more dangerous than anything that I thought he would be capable of doing. Which is that they took their masks off. They made clear the CIA, the Pentagon, the permanent military and Security State inside the United States that they were willing to intervene in US politics to undermine
the elected President.

The very first article I wrote before Trump was even inaugurated in January 17, 2017 was headlined, “the Deep State Goes to War with the Elected President.” The fact that we have a Deep State, that the US media was cheering, they were thrilled that these generals they were heralding as heroes for ignoring Trump’s orders, for keeping classified information away from him, for manipulating him, for subverting his decisions, they were cheering these generals as saving us from our elected leader, which is the definition of a Deep State at the same time as they were calling anyone who was pointing out that we have a Deep State unhinged, crazy, conspiracy theorist. That to me is the most dangerous development of the last five years is that unelected generals, intelligence operatives, arrogated into themselves, while the media cheered, the power to override our democracy whenever they thought that it was in our best interest to do so.

Carlson: And that leaves the entire population powerless. You know, your vote doesn’t matter, and that makes the society super volatile and dangerous. And I agree with you 100%. I used to laugh at the term the Deep State but it’s totally real unfortunately. Glenn Greenwald, I appreciate your coming on today. Thank you.

Greenwald: Good to be with you Tucker. Thanks.

Carlson: Thanks.

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The new fascism is the woke industrial complex consisting of big US corporations and the big governments of China and the United States

Vivek Ramaswamy: When I think about the health of a democracy, really any democracy but especially American democracy, it’s really simple. It is the percentage of people who are willing to say what they actually believe in public. And right now we are doing abysmally on that metric.

And when I reflect on it, first personally as a human being, I wasn’t free to say what I actually believed as CEO. That’s why I had to separate my voice from my company. But now I am a citizen and I’m not going to mince words about what I think we need to do about the cultural epidemic that we’re that we’re facing as a people.

What you have is a bunch of people in my generation, a bunch of woke millennials get together with a bunch of big banks, together they birth woke capitalism. And then they put Occupy Wall Street up for adoption, and that’s really when wokeness met capitalism, that’s when it went from a fringe theory in the academy to becoming supercharged with the potency of capitalism.

And when it mixed with capitalism, that’s when wokeness became….

Tucker Carlson: Talk about an axis of evil. I mean this might be the ugliest most dangerous alliance in American history. I can’t think of anything more destructive than what you just described.

Vivek Ramaswamy: Yeah and it’s the funny thing is it’s an arranged marriage but not of love. It is more like mutual prostitution because each side in this marriage secretly has contempt for the other. They have secret contempt for the other. And any marriage in which each side secretly disdains the other isn’t going to end well. But right now it’s working because each side is getting something out of it.

Tucker Carlson: Can we skip to the part where they eat each other and we enjoy it.

Vivek Ramaswamy: Well there’s a part that comes in between them, which is where this, uh, this bilateral arranged marriage actually turns into what I call a threesome, which is the Communist Party of China getting in on the act, right? So they see what’s going on here with this arranged marriage and they say, okay, this is actually an opportunity and the opportunity is this: if we can get those companies to criticize the United States in the United States but stay silent about our actual human rights abuses here in China, we can do the thing that we could have never done with our nuclear arsenal, and that is to undermine the moral standing of the United States on the global stage. So they got in on this act.

There’s a Chinese word for wokeness as you well know: baizuo, which literally refers to all
white people, they used to laugh at us, but it’s not just a joke. They are now using that as a
geopolitical tool to say, oh, Nike and Disney and the NBA and Marriott, you want to criticize the United States, have at it. If you criticize China, we’re going to build a great Chinese wall and you can’t enter our market. But if you criticize the United States, we’re going to roll out the red carpet to you.

And by the way if you’re airbnb, we’re going to roll out the red carpet if and only if you give us the consumer data that you gathered from your progressive consumers who love it when you post a black square on Instagram, a condition for airbnb’s entry to China. That’s a little little-known secret that the Wall Street Journal reported on last year.

But that’s how this game is played.

Tucker Carlson: You’re upsetting me. [Laughter]

Vivek Ramaswamy: It it makes my blood boil.

Tucker Carlson: I know all this. I don’t think I’ve ever heard it as clearly explained as you just did.

Vivek Ramaswamy: Well I spent a year and a half thinking about it for the book so I better be able to tell you a little something about it. But it is maddening to watch the way in which they’re playing us like a Chinese mandolin. And it is working. And the way they’ve done it is they have turned these corporations into Trojan horses that undermine the United States from within because they are now the new international arbiters of moral justice.

And so China can go to the UN and if they’re pressed about the Uyghur human rights crisis by European, by the EU, as they were last year, the first thing that comes out of Xi Jinping’s mouth is, actually black lives matter shows that the United States is no better. But now you don’t have to take it from Xi Jinping, you could take it from Nike, you could take it from the NBA, you could take it from Disney, the neutral arbiters of moral justice who actually make a better buck because they can enter the Chinese market if they shut up about China but they criticize the United States.

But for China they get something out of that trade, back to that mutual prostitution. It’s now a three-way prostitution where China is able to get something out of it, which is the people who are known to criticize injustice, never criticize injustice over here. That creates this false equivalence between Chinese nihilism and American idealism, and when that happens, Chinese nihilism wins every time. Thank you Lebron James, thank you Disney, thank you NBA. That’s the world that we live in.

And so that is what I call the birth of this woke industrial complex. It is a new leviathan, a new monster, that is far more powerful than what Thomas Hobbes might have envisioned 400 years ago, and it is the biggest threat to individual liberty today. It is not big government alone. Its conservatives are reciting lines that they memorized in 1980, thinking that big government was the threat to individual liberty. Maybe it was in 1980. It’s not today. It is this new hybrid of big government and big business and big government not just in the United States but big government in places like China, co-mingled with big business creating the actual threat to our liberty and our prosperity.

And it’s really hard to know what to do about it when we have spent the last 40 years defending the castle of capitalism from the front door without recognizing that that castle was invaded through the back door from woke activists to the Chinese Communist Party. And I think the defining challenge for us as Americans today is how do we actually sterilize that castle without burning the whole thing down.

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Censorship is antithetical to the scientific method because it requires free speech and open debate and skepticism

Vivek Ramaswamy is the author of “Woke Inc.” He spent a long career in business and has taken a break from that because he thinks the country is in trouble, not least because of things like this. Vivek, thanks so much for joining us tonight. We appreciate it.

So, what should we make — what lesson should we draw when politicians exempt themselves from their own rules? When Barack Obama has his guests, 500 guests and 200 servants to his oceanfront home in Martha’s Vineyard at a time when the rest of us aren’t allowed to do that — what should we learn from that?

VIVEK RAMASWAMY, BIOTECH ENTREPRENEUR AND AUTHOR, “WOKE, INC.”: We should learn, Tucker, that the guiding principle is, “Do as I say, not as I do,” when it comes to government officials policy on COVID-19. It is funny, it reminds me a lot of a white-collar criminal in the 1980s, Leona Helmsley who famously said, “We don’t pay taxes, only little people pay taxes.”

Well today, only little people are the ones who are expected to abide by these COVID-19 restrictions. It is laughable if the consequences weren’t so serious and the government has given the public absolutely zero reason to trust anything they have to say, Tucker.

The government did not trust the public at the start of this pandemic and now, the public doesn’t trust the government in return and that’s a problem.

CARLSON: Well, it is a problem particularly in public health. I mean, you’ve been in public health. You ran a pharma company, a successful one developing new drug treatments for disease. If the public doesn’t believe physicians or public health authorities, like what kind of country do you have over time?

RAMASWAMY: That’s absolutely right, and now we see the censorship to top it off. I’ll tell you this, Tucker. I was a Harvard trained scientist. I started a biotech company. I care about the integrity of science and science is not what some government official says on a given day depending on what side of the bed he woke up on.

Science is a method. It is a method of pursuing truth that requires free speech, open debate, and skepticism. Yes, skepticism is part of science and instead, science — we’ve seen science transform into becoming this institution. I think of it as a church, what I call the church of scientism.

And ironically, the church of scientism has put science itself on the altar as a sacrificial lamb. What we really need is a revival of the open discourse that allows us to discover what of our ideas will be proven wrong in the future, and without open debate, without open dialogue, we can’t do that.

CARLSON: And isn’t that why — I mean, you would know, since you started a biotech company, but the United States has led the world in scientific innovation for a hundred years because it is the most open country.

RAMASWAMY: That’s right. I mean, we have to be humble about what we do know and what we don’t. History teaches us that most of our beliefs will either be proven false or modified in some way, but the only way we get there is not through censorship, it is not through government government- coordinated censorship with these so-called private companies, but through open discourse, and honesty, and humility, and skepticism. That is what science depends on.

And now, in the name of science, the worst kind of betrayal of science, Tucker, is in the name of science itself and that’s what we’re seeing.

CARLSON: That’s totally right. Humility is the root of wisdom and it is the root of science, and thank you for reminding us of that. Vivek Ramaswamy, great to see you tonight.

RAMASWAMY: Thanks, Tucker.

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FBI CIA NSA are not only spying on American citizens but also are illegally unmasking their identities to journalists who support our fascist government

Well, a media outlet called “The Record,” which is owned by a cybersecurity company recently published a story about the N.S.A.’s monitoring of this show, effectively admitting that it happened. Our identity, “The Record” said was included in an Intel intercept and then quote, “unmasked.”

Intercepted — “The Record” rather did not explain how that would be legal, but it happened as we said it did.

Glenn Greenwald is an independent journalist. You can read him and you should on “Substack,” which is an unfiltered and uncontrolled website for people who are independent.

Glenn, thanks so much for coming on tonight. So, unmasked.

Why in the world would the U.S. government be unmasking journalists, particularly ones who are critical of them?

GLENN GREENWALD, JOURNALIST: Yes, I’m sorry, I’m trying to keep myself composed after that emotional footage you played about Congressman Kinzinger —

CARLSON: I’m sorry. And I’m sorry. I am sorry, I didn’t, you know —

GREENWALD: But that is, I think — yes, I mean, you should have given me a warning. I’m really on the verge of tears myself here after having heard that.

CARLSON: Sorry.

GREENWALD: You know, I think the critical question is exactly what you just asked, which is — let’s remember that the fundamental principle is that the N.S.A. is not supposed to be using its spying powers on American citizens unless it gets a warrant, which obviously didn’t have with regard to you.

Sometimes though, they do find out things that you’re doing or saying if you’re for example talking to somebody who they are spying on or people they’re spying on are talking about things you said or done, and when that happens, there are supposed to be protections in place for American citizens. They are supposed to hide your identity so that your privacy isn’t invaded, which is what happens when they learn things that you’re doing without a warrant.

In limited circumstances, they have the right to unmask the identity of the American citizen who appears in their record and then disseminate it through the Intelligence Community. For example, if they listen to people saying we want to kill Journalist A, of course they would want to unmask it to warn the journalist that they’re being targeted. None of that happened here.

And yet, where is the media complaining about that “The Washington Post” actually published a story by their media critic, Erik Wemple who has no experience reporting on surveillance justifying that the N.S.A. did this and claiming that you have no grounds for complaining about it. What conceivable justification is there, Tucker, for the N.S.A. to have gone and said, we want to know this journalist’s name who is trying to get an interview with Vladimir Putin?

And the reason the media doesn’t care, and in fact supports the N.S.A. is because they’re on the side of the Intelligence Community and are very happy when those powers are abused for ideological ends against their ideological enemy, which I’m sorry to say includes you.

CARLSON: Well, that’s exactly what it was. I mean, they spread to news outlets that I was talking to Russians in an effort to discredit and then control me. Of course, that’s the point. That’s why we don’t allow it.

So, I want to get your reaction, speaking of Federal powers that may be abused. BuzzFeed reported that most of the people involved in that famous plot, right before the election, to kidnap the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer were in fact working for the F.B.I. You’ve covered a lot of these stories over the years. Were you surprised by that — most of them were working for the F.B.I.?

GREENWALD: You know, I think that as Americans, we are trained — and I know, even after all the reporting I’ve done to kind of reflexively disbelieve that the F.B.I. could do something like involve itself in a plot and then either encourage it or allow it. We all have that kind, no, that wouldn’t have happened.

But what I’m telling you is, I spent a decade during the first war on terror — this is the second war on terror — reporting in one case after the next where the F.B.I. would say, we caught four young Muslims plotting to blow up a bridge, and in almost every case, it turned out that these four young Muslims were not very smart, we’re emotionally unstable, we’re financially vulnerable, and the only plot that was created was one that was created by the F.B.I. that brought it to them and then used their knowhow of psychological manipulation to lure them into it.

The informants who were paid would do everything possible to get them to agree to it, then the F.B.I. would announce, oh we found this plot that was actually the F.B.I.’s plot in the first place.

CARLSON: That’s right.

GREENWALD: So, the only unanswered question that that committee should be asking, instead of in between all the sobbing and weeping and stuff is, what role did the F.B.I. have in terms of being embedded in the three groups they claim plotted this attack on the Capitol? And did they purposely allow it to go forward? Because as the F.B.I. has admitted, we need the citizenry in fear in order to increase our budget, in order to increase our surveillance authorities.

And the one relevant question about January 6th that hasn’t been answered is the one that the media and the Congress has declared off limits to ask.

CARLSON: Boy, they hate it, and in fact, Republican Members of Congress were given instructions by their leaders not to push the F.B.I. on this, which is just mind-blowing, but we should push. I think, we should, and thank you for doing it.

Glenn Greenwald of “Substack.” Great to see you.

GREENWALD: Good talking to you, Tucker.

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The government is instructing social media companies what shouldn’t be allowed to be on the internet even though these companies are the least competent to judge what is misinformation

The left-wing media is trying to silence the right-wing media and censor free speech

And the attempt to restrict what information you’re allowed to see is now coming from the highest office in the land.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

BIDEN: My hope is that Facebook – instead of taking it personally – that somehow I’m saying Facebook is killing people, that they would do something about the misinformation – the outrageous misinformation – about the vaccine.

JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: –shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others, if you are for providing misinformation out there.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

INGRAHAM: Here now a Pulitzer Prize winning and Independent Journalist Glenn Greenwald. Glenn, the biggest shock here – I don’t think it’s – that the modern Left thinks they can use this social media companies as their own not truth squads. But that the media seems to be just like whistling past the graveyard on this. Your thoughts?

GLENN GREENWALD, INDEPENDENT JOURNALIST: Well, I mean, I think the model was set when just weeks before the election, the Silicon Valley giants united to ban reporting done by “The New York Post” on authentic documents about the Biden family. And the media didn’t raise any concerns. In fact, they supported it.

And that sent the signal that the Biden Administration, once they’re in power, could use that model of suppressing information off of the internet with very little objection from the people who are supposed to defend free expression.

And the thing that’s so amazing, Laura, is even if you’re somebody who isn’t incredibly disturbed by the idea that the government is instructing social media companies what should and shouldn’t be allowed to be on the internet, these are the people least competent to judge what is misinformation.

They’re the ones who spent a year saying that the theory of a COVID lab leak in Wuhan was a crazy conspiracy theory, and now they say it’s highly plausible. Worse, these are the same people who flooded the country for five years with deranged conspiracy theories that Putin and the Russians had taken control over the U.S. through clandestine sexual blackmail. And now suddenly, they want to act like we should trust them to determine what is true and what is false. It’s incredibly dangerous now.

INGRAHAM: Like they haven’t been operating a bureau of disinformation on a multitude of issues, as I pointed out in THE ANGLE. I mean, again, when NPR, Glenn, writes an article about Ben Shapiro’s site, “The Daily Wire,” in this thing, they quoted Jamie Settle, Director of the Social Networks and Political Psychology Lab at William & Mary.

And she said that, “they tend to not provide very much context for the information they’re providing. If you’ve stripped enough context away any piece of truth can become a piece of misinformation.” Glenn, you can see where this is going.

GREENWALD: Yes. I mean, I think, the reality of what’s going on is that these media outlets are losing their audience. Trump was kind of like a four year sugar high for them. He saved their jobs, and with him gone, their audiences collapsing. There’s data today is showing that “The Atlantic,” “The New York Times,” “The Guardian,” “Huffington Post,” have all lost between a third and half of their audience in the last year alone.

Obviously, the other two cable networks combined don’t get anywhere near the audience of this network. And so they look at Ben Shapiro and other Right Wing voices, and they’re angry that more people want to listen to them than to these corporate media outlets.

And so their only option, instead of looking in the mirror and asking why people don’t want to listen to them, is to try and just silence everybody so that they maintain their monopoly over the discourse, and everyone is captive to listen to them, because everyone else has been silenced. And that’s really all it’s about.

INGRAHAM: I want to get back to a point that I had made a few minutes ago. How did the Democrats – let’s say, it’s mostly happening right now on the Democrat side? How do they think it’s actually going to help them? It’s like none of these questions, whether it’s about kids and masks or any of these questions are, they’re not going to go away. Right.

So next year in the midterms, the questions are still going to be out there and it’s better to run themselves through the paces of tough interviews tough – I mean, fair interviews, these questions. But instead of when you ask a question, you raise a point – a data point, then you’re a vaccine denier, you’re anti-science, you have to be stopped, it’s disinformation.

I have never seen anything like this since I lived in the Soviet Union as a student in the 1980s. Glenn.

GREENWALD: It’s the same mentality. I think it goes back to the 2016 campaign when they were not really so sure that Hillary Clinton was going to defeat Donald Trump, but believe they had some kind of like divine entitlement for Hillary Clinton to become president.

And when they lost, fair and square, they started asking themselves, why did we lose. And instead of looking at the mirror,. again, they started blaming everybody except themselves. And especially they started blaming Facebook, saying you allowed all this disinformation, you allowed lies about Hillary Clinton.

And our only option to survive politically, is to control the means of communication that we no longer control, which is the internet. That was the whole point of the internet – was to liberate us from not having to be manipulated and controlled by centralized authority.

When they saw that allowing that freedom jeopardizes their political interest, the only conclusion that they reach was, we can’t allow that anymore. We can’t allow this freedom. We need to control it, we need to silence it, we need to censor it, and through the Trump years it just escalated. And they’re like this authoritarian faction now that genuinely believes that censorship is in the public good.

INGRAHAM: Yes, it is. Glenn, we’re going to keep tracking it. Thank you. Great to see you tonight.

The government is instructing social media companies what shouldn’t be allowed to be on the internet even though these companies are the least competent to judge what is misinformation

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Our government is using Big Tech companies to circumvent the First Amendment and censor free speech on its behalf

Jon Scott: Critics are calling the White House’s push to stop Covid19 misinformation on social media another example of big tech censorship. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said today companies like Facebook have to do more.

Vivek Murthy: But what I’ve also said to them publicly and privately is that it’s not enough. That we are still seeing a proliferation of misinformation online. And we know that health misinformation harms people’s health. It costs them their lives.”

Jon Scott: Our next guest recently argued in a Wall Street Journal op-ed quote: “Google, Facebook and Twitter should be treated as state actors under existing legal doctrines. Using a combination of statutory inducements and regulatory threats, Congress has co-opted Silicon Valley to do through the back door what government cannot directly accomplish under the Constitution”

The author of those words, Vivek Ramaswamy. He is a biotech entrepreneur and the author of “Woke Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam.” Uh, to the subtitle of the book first, Vivek, what do you mean “social justice scam”?

Vivek Ramaswamy: Yeah well look, what I mean is that companies use the illusion of caring about something other than the pursuit of profit and power precisely to gain more profit and power. That is how the game of 21st century capitalism is played. It dupes consumers it dupes regulators, and it dupes the public at large to allow companies to accomplish their own objective but leave the American citizenry worse off in the end.

Jon Scott: Well, is Facebook an example for instance of that kind of thinking?

Vivek Ramaswamy: Yeah, Facebook is an example of it. I would put all of social media in this category, too, where there is an effective unspoken backroom deal with progressives in the Democratic Party to say that we are going to now use our corporate power as a weapon to silence content that you disagree with. But effectively we in Silicon Valley don’t do it for free. We expect you, the government, to look the other way when it comes to leaving our monopoly power intact. And I’m sorry to say that it is working masterfully for both sides.

And it’s an incestuous relationship that now goes in both directions because that’s what government has begun to realize is they can use these private companies to do indirectly through the back door what the government could not directly do through the front door under the Constitution. And that is what we are seeing with the essence of big tech censorship today to say that the First Amendment clearly prohibits the government from doing it directly so the government has found an extra constitutional measure through its fourth branch of government in Silicon Valley to effectuate censorship that the government couldn’t directly and I think that is actually the most dangerous form of censorship of all because the public doesn’t recognize it for what it is.

Jon Scott: Okay but you just heard the Surgeon General say that misinformation on outlets like Facebook is costing people their lives. We want to save lives, don’t we?

Vivek Ramaswamy: Of course we do. But look, I think the answer to misinformation and to bad speech is not less speech, it is more speech. And I think there’s both a cultural point and a legal point.

On the cultural point, the thing I would say is every dictatorship through human history has had its excuse for why it wanted to censor speech. Misinformation is the excuse of today. But people said the same thing. Now they say social media is unique. Well people said the same thing about the telephone. People said the same thing about the advent of radio. People said the same thing about the advent of television. Everyone thought their moment was unique when they were arguing for censorship in the past. It is no different today. The road still ends to the same place which is totalitarian dictatorship.

But the good news is we have strong legal doctrines in this country which say that even if you deputize a private company to do what the government can’t do. that is still a violation of the Constitution. And that’s why I argued that these companies ought to be treated as state actors and bound by the First Amendment when they engage in selective political censorship. And I think that’s what President Trump’s case has the potential to do by the way.

Jon Scott: The spokeswoman for the current President, Jen Psaki, was talking about the fact that the

Biden administration has been leaning on Facebook to silence what she calls misinformation. Senator Ted Cruz says that her point actually helped former President Trump. Listen.

Ted Cruz: Her press conference strengthened President Trump’s lawsuit against big tech. It makes clear that everything we thought about the Biden administration, about their willingness to trample on free speech, to trample on the Constitution, to use government power to silence you, everything we feared they might do, they are doing, and worse.

Jon Scott: Is he accurate in that assessment?

Vivek Ramaswamy: Senator Cruz and I actually exchanged messages after my op-ed came out on Monday. He’s absolutely right. I think that’s exactly the point I made in my op-ed on Monday. When I wrote on Monday that the government was using these companies through the back door to do what it couldn’t do directly, people said that was a conspiracy theory. Well apparently the difference between a conspiracy theory and reality today is as short as four days because we just saw Jen Psaki on Thursday and then on Friday bragging, boasting, about exactly what the government was directing Facebook to do in taking down misinformation, saying that if you were banned from one social media company, you should be banned from all of the social media platforms.

And so she is now making the case for state action even better than I did in my couple of Wall Street Journal editorials. But the point is the government today is boasting about using social media companies to effectuate its objectives. That is actually the biggest violation of the Constitution of all and I think that’s the case that President Trump is effectively trying to make. I think he has room to make it better in the complaint that he’s filed but that’s effectively the heart of his claim is that when the government dispatches private companies with threats, with voluntary willful coordination between the government and these private companies, and also with the special form of immunity in the form of Section 230 immunity, any one of those could be the basis for state action using Supreme Court doctrines. Here we have all three.  I think it may be the most egregious case of state action in the guise of private enterprise that we’ve seen in modern history.

Jon Scott: Okay, very quickly, but on a micro level, I mean there are millions of people watching right now, who are also Facebook users, what do you say to them about your concerns about the government leaning on that company?

Vivek Ramaswamy: If it can happen to the 45th president of the United States it can happen to anybody. This is not an academic issue and it is not a political or partisan issue. If they can do it to the right today, they can do it to the left tomorrow. These are the most powerful companies we’ve seen in the course of human history.  Even the Dutch East India Company had a private militia but it couldn’t control the bounds of acceptable debate.

And it’s not just the power of these companies alone that matters. When it’s co-mingled with the state, when big business mixes with big government, that creates the biggest threat of all, what I call the woke industrial complex, because each of big business and big government can do what the other cannot and that’s a threat to liberty whether you’re a Republican or whether you’re Democrat, whether you’re black or white, every American ought to be concerned. And I think that’s where the new solutions for both the movements on the left and on the right need to focus going forward.

Jon Scott: His new book is “Woke Incorporated.” Vivek Ramaswamy the author. Thank you, interesting.

Vivek Ramaswamy: Thank you.

Our government is using Big Tech companies to circumvent the First Amendment and censor free speech on its behalf

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The CIA NSA FBI are today’s Gestapo. Didn’t they create a phony Russian investigation to overthrow a Presidency?

TUCKER CARLSON: IN THE MEANTIME, WE’RE HAPPY TO HAVE ONE OF THE VERY FEW PEOPLE IN AMERICAN JOURNALISM WHO UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON LONG BEFORE MOST OF US DID AND WROTE ABOUT IT EXTENSIVELY. GLENN GREENWALD, A FREQUENT GUEST OF THE SHOW, THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING ON.

I THINK THERE ARE A COUPLE OF LEVELS HERE. I HAVE LEARNED IN THE LAST WEEK THAT IN WASHINGTON THE FACT THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS READING OUR EMAILS IS NO BIG DEAL AND YOU’RE LIKE A NUTCASE FOR EVEN NOTING IT OR BEING BOTHERED BY IT. YOU SHOULD HAVE NO EXPECT TATIAN OF PRIVACY WHATSOEVER. BUT I THINK, AND YOU WOULD KNOW, THE FEDERAL LAW IS PRETTY CLEAR ON THIS.

IF NSA CAPTURES INFORMATION SENT PRIVATELY BY THE AMERICAN CITIZEN THEY HAVE TO KEEP THAT CITIZEN’S IDENTITY SECRET UNLESS THEY GO THROUGH A PROCESS TO “UNMASK” IT. IT SEEMS VERY CLEAR THEY DID EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO.

GLENN GREENWALD: YEAH. I THINK THERE’S TWO IMPORTANT COMPONENTS.  ONE IS THE FIRST ONE THAT YOU JUST REFERENCED, WHICH IS THAT IF THEY WERE DOING THIS PERFECTLY LEGALLY, MEANING THEY INTERCEPTED YOUR EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS WITH LEGAL AUTHORITY BECAUSE YOU ARE TALKING EITHER TO THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT WHICH THEY OBVIOUSLY ARE ALLOWED TO SPY ON, OR TO A TARGET IN THE UNITED STATES WHO YOU WERE USING AS AN INTERMEDIARY AND THEY LEARNED THAT WAY THAT YOU WERE COMMUNICATING WITH THE RUSSIANS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF AN INTERVIEW WITH PUTIN, THEY HAVE THE LEGAL OBLIGATION TO CONCEAL YOUR IDENTITY AND MAKE SURE THAT NOBODY KNOWS THAT YOU WERE THE ONE THAT WAS SPEAKING TO THE RUSSIANS. THE INTELLIGENCE THAT THEY CARE ABOUT IS THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE DOING SOMETHING, NOT WITH WHOM THEY WERE SPEAKING.

SO CLEARLY THERE WAS EITHER A FAILURE TO HIDE YOUR IDENTITY AS REQUIRED BY LAW, WHICH IS ILLEGAL, OR AN ATTEMPT TO UNMASK IT AFTER IT WAS MINIMIZED, WHICH ALSO WOULD BE A CRIME GIVEN THAT THERE IS NO NATIONAL SECURITY JUSTIFICATION FOR DOING IT.

THERE’S SOMETHING MUCH MORE SERIOUS, TUCKER, WHICH IS WHEN THE NSA SPIES ON AMERICAN CITIZENS SPEAKING TO FOREIGN NATIONALS AND FOREIGN OFFICIALS, EVEN WHEN IT’S LEGAL, THAT’S A VERY GRAVE POWER. SO THERE ARE REAL LIMITS ON WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH THAT. IT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST CRIMES IN THE U.S. CODE FOR THE NSA TO LEAK THE CONTENTS OF COMMUNICATIONS THAT IT INTERCEPTS BETWEEN A FOREIGN OFFICIAL AND AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT GOT OVERLOOKED IS THAT IN 2017, WHEN GENERAL FLYNN, WHO WAS IN THE CROSSHAIRS OF THE ENTIRE DEEP STATE UNDER OBAMA, WAS SPEAKING WITH AMBASSADOR KISLYAK, THEY LEAKED THE CONTENTS OF THAT COMMUNICATION, INTERCEPTED COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A RUSSIAN OFFICIAL AND THE INCOMING NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR TO “THE WASHINGTON POST.” IT WAS AS GRAVE OF A CRIME AS IT GETS UNDER THE U.S. CODE TO THIS DAY. NOT ONLY DON’T WE KNOW WHO DID THE LEAKING, NO ONE CARES BECAUSE THEY HATE GENERAL FLYNN, HE’S NOT THEIR IDEOLOGY AND THEREFORE THEY THINK IT’S
JUSTIFIED.

THAT’S THE REACTION HERE. OH, IT’S TUCKER CARLSON, HE’S A CONSERVATIVE, WE DON’T LIKE HIM AND SO WE DON’T EVEN CARE IF THE NSA WAS DOING THIS, BUT IT IS ILLEGAL TO DO EITHER OF THOSE TWO THINGS.

TUCKER CARLSON: AND FLYNN, IT’S NOT AN ATTACK ON FLYNN OR ANYTHING BUT LIKE SO MANY PEOPLE HE WAS UNDER ATTACK AND HE WENT ON THE DEFENSIVE AND THEN HE REMAINED SILENT AND HE DIDN’T ARTICULATE HIS OWN CASE AND MAYBE HIS LAWYERS TOLD HIM NOT TO OR SOMETHING, BUT IF YOU WERE PERSISTENT IN DEMANDING–LOOK, HE’S AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, YOU MAY NOT LIKE MY POLITICS, BUT YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO VIOLATE MY RIGHTS AND BREAK THE LAW.

I MEAN, I WONDER IF YOU COULD FORCE THEM TO ADMIT WHAT HAPPENED AND THEN YOU COULD FORCE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY. NO ONE IN THESE AGENCIES, BRENNAN, CLAPPER, THEY LIED UNDER OATH BEFORE CONGRESS. WE PLAYED THE TAPE A THOUSAND TIMES. NOBODY CARES, NOBODY DOES ANYTHING. COULD YOU ACTUALLY FORCE THE SYSTEM TO HOLD THESE UNACCOUNTABLE LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR ONCE?

GLENN GREENWALD: THE PROBLEM IS THERE ARE SO MANY DOCTRINES THAT THE… THE SECURITY STATE HAS EXISTED SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II. THEY’VE BEEN OPERATING IN SECRET AND WITH NO DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY FOR EIGHT OR NINE DECADES NOW. DWIGHT EISENHOWER WHEN HE LEFT OFFICE WARNED THE COUNTRY ABOUT THE DANGERS THAT THEY POSE.

SO MANY TIMES WHEN PEOPLE HAVE GONE TO SUE THE NSA FOR ILLEGALLY SPYING ON THEM THEY HAVE DOCTRINES THAT THEY USE, THEY WILL SAY IT’S TOO SECRET, WE CAN’T HAVE COURTS LOOKING INTO WHAT WE DID, BECAUSE THAT WILL JEOPARDIZE NATIONAL SECURITY. AND THEN COURTS DISMISSED THE LAWSUIT. OR THEY WILL SAY, TUCKER CARLSON CAN’T PROVE THAT WE ACTUALLY SPIED ON HIM, THEREFORE HE HAS NO STANDING TO SUE AND COURTS WILL DISMISS THAT AS WELL.

THE REMEDY HERE IS FOR CONGRESS — IT’S CONGRESS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO EXERCISE OVERSIGHT HOW THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH SPIES ON PEOPLE. AND FOR SO LONG CONGRESS HAS BEEN EITHER AFRAID OF THE NSA AND THE CIA OR WORSE, SUBSERVIENT TO THEM. AND YOU’RE RIGHT, IT HAS BEEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ALONG WITH DEMOCRATS THAT HAS LONG VENERATED THESE AGENCIES AND ONLY UNDER TRUMP DID THEY START TO REALIZE ACTUALLY THESE AGENCIES INTERFERE IN OUR POLITICS AND THREATEN OUR DEMOCRACY IN REALLY PERNICIOUS WAYS, AND THAT THEY NEED TO TAKE THAT KNOWLEDGE THAT THEY LEARNED OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS AND USE IT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

TUCKER CARLSON: SO I SPOKE TO – THIS IS NOT SPECULATION, THIS IS A CONVERSATION I HAD PERSONALLY FACE-TO-FACE WITH SOMEONE I THOUGHT WAS A VERY POWERFUL MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE THAT OVERSEES THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES IN CONGRESS. I CAN’T BE MORE SPECIFIC. THIS IS A TRUE STORY. TWO YEARS AGO TOLD ME TO MY FACE THAT HIS COMMUNICATIONS WERE BEING MONITORED BY THE INTEL AGENCIES, THE ONES THAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OVERSEEING AND THAT HE DIDN’T DARE TEXT ME BECAUSE HE KNEW THEY WERE READING HIS TEXTS.

AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF THIS SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY DYSFUNCTIONAL IF THE PERSON WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE IS AFRAID OF THEM, THEN WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE? IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE.

GLENN GREENWALD: WE LEARNED — THIS IS ONE OF THE BIG SCANDALS OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, THAT WHEN THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WAS INVESTIGATING THE CIA AND THEIR ROLE IN THE INTERROGATION PROGRAM AT GUANTANAMO AND ELSEWHERE, JOHN BRENNAN, CIA, SPIED ON THE LEADER OF THAT SENATE INVESTIGATION, WHICH WAS DIANE FEINSTEIN. THE CIA WAS SPYING ON THE SENATE AS THE SENATE WAS INVESTIGATING THE CIA. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EXCHANGE – I THINK I TALKED ABOUT THIS ON YOUR SHOW BEFORE, WAS THREE DAYS BEFORE TRUMP WAS INAUGURATED, CHUCK SCHUMER WENT ON THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW AND RACHEL MADDOW WAS VERY UPSET THAT TRUMP WAS INSULTING THE CIA BECAUSE SHE LOVES THE CIA AND CHUCK SCHUMER SAID THE THING YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY ALOUD, WHICH IS TRUMP IS BEING STUPID BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS THAT IF YOU CHALLENGE THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, THEY HAVE SIX DIFFERENT WAYS TO SUNDAY TO GET BACK AT YOU AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY PROCEEDED TO DO OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS IS UNDERMINE HIS ADMINISTRATION.

PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON ARE PETRIFIED OF THE SECURITY STATE AND THAT’S WHY THEY EXIST WITH NO DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNTABILITY.

TUCKER CARLSON: WELL, WE HAVE TO PUSH BACK. IF THEY FIND A METH LAB IN MY BASEMENT, IT’S NOT REAL, JUST SO THAT YOU KNOW. HA, HA. JUST KIDDING, SORT OF. I’VE BEEN WORRIED ABOUT THAT FOR YEARS. GLENN GREENWALD, GREAT TO SEE YOU TONIGHT. THANK YOU.

The CIA NSA FBI are today’s Gestapo. Didn’t they create a phony Russian investigation to overthrow a Presidency?

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36 tweets by Darryl Cooper aka @MartyrMade on July 8 2021 on why Trump supporters believe the 2020 election was fraudulent

Tucker Carlson: Well, the US presidential election took place a little over eight months ago and even now many people who voted for Donald Trump believed there was something fraudulent about the whole thing. Why do they think that? Well, they have reason to feel that way. Indisputably there was some misconduct at some polling places and vote counting stations and next week on this show we’ll consider the evidence from Fulton County, Georgia in some detail. It’s worth knowing about it.

But it wasn’t just the way that votes were counted or the voting machines that shook people’s faith in our democracy. It was the preceding four years in the way our ruling class behaved during those four years. Yesterday an historian and podcaster called Daryl Cooper wrote a remarkable series of tweets in which he tried to explain why so many Trump voters believe the last election was rigged. Really smart: he crystallized it. We’d like to read some of it now. Quote:

Darryl Cooper: I think I’ve had discussions w/enough Boomer-tier Trump supporters who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent to extract a general theory about their perspective. It is also the perspective of most of the people at the Capitol on 1/6, and probably even Trump himself. 1/x

Most believe some or all of the theories involving midnight ballots, voting machines, etc, but what you find when you talk to them is that, while they’ll defend those positions w/info they got from Hannity or Breitbart or whatever, they’re not particularly attached to them. 2/x

Here are the facts – actual, confirmed facts – that shape their perspective: 1) The FBI/etc spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using evidence manufactured by the Clinton campaign. We now know that all involved knew it was fake from Day 1 (see: Brennan’s July 2016 memo, etc). 3/x

These are Tea Party people. The types who give their kids a pocket Constitution for their birthday and have Founding Fathers memes in their bios. The intel community spying on a presidential campaign using fake evidence (incl forged documents) is a big deal to them. 4/x

Everyone involved lied about their involvement as long as they could. We only learned the DNC paid for the manufactured evidence because of a court order. Comey denied on TV knowing the DNC paid for it, when we have emails from a year earlier proving that he knew. 5/x

This was true with everyone, from CIA Dir Brennan & Adam Schiff – who were on TV saying they’d seen clear evidence of collusion w/Russia, while admitting under oath behind closed doors that they hadn’t – all the way down the line. In the end we learned that it was ALL fake. 6/x

At first, many Trump ppl were worried there must be some collusion, because every media & intel agency wouldn’t make it up out of nothing. When it was clear that they had made it up, people expected a reckoning, and shed many illusions about their gov’t when it didn’t happen. 7/x

We know as fact: a) The Steele dossier was the sole evidence used to justify spying on the Trump campaign, b) The FBI knew the Steele dossier was a DNC op, c) Steele’s source told the FBI the info was unserious, d) they did not inform the court of any of this and kept spying. 8/x

Trump supporters know the collusion case front and back. They went from worrying the collusion must be real, to suspecting it might be fake, to realizing it was a scam, then watched as every institution – agencies, the press, Congress, academia – gaslit them for another year. 9/x

Worse, collusion was used to scare people away from working in the administration. They knew their entire lives would be investigated. Many quit because they were being bankrupted by legal fees. The DoJ, press, & gov’t destroyed lives and actively subverted an elected admin. 10/x

This is where people whose political identity was largely defined by a naive belief in what they learned in Civics class began to see the outline of a Regime that crossed all institutional boundaries. Because it had stepped out of the shadows to unite against an interloper. 11/x

GOP propaganda still has many of them thinking in terms of partisan binaries, but A LOT of Trump supporters see that the Regime is not partisan. They all know that the same institutions would have taken opposite sides if it was a Tulsi Gabbard vs Jeb Bush election. 12/x

It’s hard to describe to people on the left (who are used to thinking of gov’t as a conspiracy…Watergate, COINTELPRO, WMD, etc) how shocking & disillusioning this was for people who encourage their sons to enlist in the Army, and hate ppl who don’t stand for the Anthem. 13/x

They could have managed the shock if it only involved the government. But the behavior of the corporate press is really what radicalized them. They hate journalists more than they hate any politician or gov’t official, because they feel most betrayed by them. 14/x

The idea that the press is driven by ratings/sensationalism became untenable. If that were true, they’d be all over the Epstein story. The corporate press is the propaganda arm of the Regime they now see in outline. Nothing anyone says will ever make them unsee that, period. 15/x

This is profoundly disorienting. Many of them don’t know for certain whether ballots were faked in November 2020, but they know for absolute certain that the press, the FBI, etc would lie to them if there was. They have every reason to believe that, and it’s probably true. 16/x

They watched the press behave like animals for four years. Tens of millions of people will always see Kavanaugh as a gang rapist, based on nothing, because of CNN. And CNN seems proud of that. They led a lynch mob against a high school kid. They cheered on a summer of riots. 17/x

They always claimed the media had liberal bias, fine, whatever. They still thought the press would admit truth if they were cornered. Now they don’t. It’s a different thing to watch them invent stories whole cloth in order to destroy regular lives and spark mass violence. 18/x

Time Mag told us that during the 2020 riots, there were weekly conference calls involving, among others, leaders of the protests, the local officials who refused to stop them, and media people who framed them for political effect. In Ukraine we call that a color revolution. 19/x

Throughout the summer, Democrat governors took advantage of COVID to change voting procedures. It wasn’t just the mail-ins (they lowered signature matching standards, etc). After the collusion scam, the fake impeachment, Trump ppl expected shenanigans by now. 20/x

Re: “fake impeachment”, we now know that Trump’s request for Ukraine to cooperate w/the DOJ regarding Biden’s $ activities in Ukraine was in support of an active investigation being pursued by the FBI and Ukraine AG at the time, and so a completely legitimate request. 21/x

Then you get the Hunter laptop scandal. Big Tech ran a full-on censorship campaign against a major newspaper to protect a political candidate. Period. Everyone knows it, all of the Tech companies now admit it was a “mistake” – but, ya know, the election’s over, so who cares? 22/x

Goes w/o saying, but: If the NY Times had Don Jr’s laptop, full of pics of him smoking crack and engaging in group sex, lots of lurid family drama, emails describing direct corruption and backed up by the CEO of the company they were using, the NYT wouldn’t have been banned. 23/x

Think back: Stories about Trump being pissed on by Russian prostitutes and blackmailed by Putin were promoted as fact, and the only evidence was a document paid for by his opposition and disavowed by its source. The NY Post was banned for reporting on true information. 24/x

The reaction of Trump ppl to all this was not, “no fair!” That’s how they felt about Romney’s “binders of women” in 2012. This is different. Now they see, correctly, that every institution is captured by ppl who will use any means to exclude them from the political process. 25/x

And yet they showed up in record numbers to vote. He got 13m more votes than in 2016, 10m more than Clinton got! As election night dragged on, they allowed themselves some hope. But when the four critical swing states (and only those states) went dark at midnight, they knew. 26/x

Over the ensuing weeks, they got shuffled around by grifters and media scam artists selling them conspiracy theories. They latched onto one, then another increasingly absurd theory as they tried to put a concrete name on something very real. 27/x

Media & Tech did everything to make things worse. Everything about the election was strange – the changes to procedure, unprecedented mail-in voting, the delays, etc – but rather than admit that and make everything transparent, they banned discussion of it (even in DMs!). 28/x

Everyone knows that, just as Don Jr’s laptop would’ve been the story of the century, if everything about the election dispute was the same, except the parties were reversed, suspicions about the outcome would’ve been Taken Very Seriously. See 2016 for proof. 29/x

Even the courts’ refusal of the case gets nowhere w/them, because of how the opposition embraced mass political violence. They’ll say, w/good reason: What judge will stick his neck out for Trump knowing he’ll be destroyed in the media as a violent mob burns down his house? 30/x

It’s a fact, according to Time Magazine, that mass riots were planned in cities across the country if Trump won. Sure, they were “protests”, but they were planned by the same people as during the summer, and everyone knows what it would have meant. Judges have families, too. 31/x

Forget the ballot conspiracies. It’s a fact that governors used COVID to unconstitutionally alter election procedures (the Constitution states that only legislatures can do so) to help Biden to make up for a massive enthusiasm gap by gaming the mail-in ballot system. 32/x

They knew it was unconstitutional, it’s right there in plain English. But they knew the cases wouldn’t see court until after the election. And what judge will toss millions of ballots because a governor broke the rules? The threat of mass riots wasn’t implied, it was direct. 33/x

a) The entrenched bureaucracy & security state subverted Trump from Day 1, b) The press is part of the operation, c) Election rules were changed, d) Big Tech censors opposition, e) Political violence is legitimized & encouraged, f) Trump is banned from social media. 34/x

They were led down some rabbit holes, but they are absolutely right that their gov’t is monopolized by a Regime that believes they are beneath representation, and will observe no limits to keep them getting it. Trump fans should be happy he lost; it might’ve kept him alive. /end

As long as you’re here, check out my podcast. The most recent episode was on the Soviet takeover of Eastern Europe. There’s also a series on the early history of the Israeli-Arab conflict, and one on Jim Jones’ Peoples’ Temple movement.

Tucker Carlson:  Quote. That is true and every honest person knows it.

36 tweets by Darryl Cooper aka @MartyrMade on July 8 2021 on why Trump supporters believe the 2020 election was fraudulent

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Blood tests reveal that the Coronavirus COVID-19 originated before September 2019 and China knew and hid its origins


Tucker Carlson: The coronavirus pandemic is a global fraud perpetrated by China, abetted by the powerful

More than a year into the pandemic, we still don’t know its full story

Tucker Carlson By Tucker Carlson | Fox News

Tucker: COVID-19 a ‘global fraud’ by China that cost American lives
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host accuses mainstream media of concealing the truth about the origins of pandemic

You’ve heard a lot recently about “voter fraud” and “election fraud.” But now comes more profound news, of a global fraud that began long before Election Day and has ruined millions of lives, killed hundreds of thousands, and deeply affected the outcome of our presidential election.

We speak, of course, of the coronavirus pandemic. Simply put, we’ve been lied to.

The latest evidence comes from samples collected during Red Cross blood drives last year and analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a study published on Monday.

Researchers tested 39 blood samples from California, Washington and Oregon that were collected between Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, 2019. At the time, no one in the United States had heard of COVID-19. The Chinese government didn’t even acknowledge its existence until Dec. 31. And yet, every one of those samples came back positive for coronavirus antibodies. Keep in mind that antibodies don’t develop for at least a week after exposure to the virus.

That means the human coronavirus was being transmitted throughout the American population far earlier, possibly months earlier, than we were told. We don’t know yet how it happened, but we know for certain that it did.

The CDC has found dozens more positive samples from blood tests taken beginning at the end of December, and they found them in many other parts of the country — in Michigan, Iowa, and Massachusetts.

Analysis of tests in other countries has shown even earlier spread. Scientists now know the coronavirus spread to Italy as early as last September and to South America two months later, in November.

So clearly, what we have been told for almost a year about the origins of the coronavirus is not true. Why are we just learning this now, a month after a presidential election? We’ve had reliable antibody tests since the summer, yet no one thought to test Red Cross blood samples until now? Why weren’t elected officials demanding a coherent account of where this virus that has changed American history forever came from, how it got to the United States and how it spread through our population? Why don’t we know that yet?

Because nobody seemed to care. Our elected officials were too busy enjoying their newfound power. They were shutting down small businesses and arresting people for kayaking without masks.

Back in January, 11 months ago, the Department of Homeland Security warned that American airports could be ground zero for a new pandemic, but Congress yawned. On Jan. 24, a day when, these blood samples now prove, the virus had already spread across the continent, the Trump administration held a classified briefing on the coronavirus for the entire U.S. Senate, but only 14 senators showed up for it. Why? Well, Jan. 24 was the final day of House Democrats’ opening statements in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.

So the people in charge of protecting the country were not worried about coronavirus, but were standing in front of their mirrors rehearsing the moment when they could finally confront Alan Dershowitz about the dreaded Zelensky phone call.

Now they’re claiming the pandemic caught them completely by surprise. How do they get away with that? They get away with it because our public health establishment gives them cover and has all year. Two days before that classified Senate briefing that only 14 senators showed up for, Dr. Anthony Fauci went on Fox Business Network’s “Bulls & Bears” to reassure Americans they could trust the Chinese government.

FAUCI: From what I can see right now, they really are being much, much more transparent than what happened with SARS, where they really kept back information for a while. It was embarrassing to them. They’re really transparent now. They put the sequence of the virus up on the public database right away. So in that respect, they’ve been transparent.

In a well-functioning country, a line like that would ensure that you never work in public policy again. China has in fact been transparently dishonest about the virus. Beijing officials are now claiming the virus came to their country from somewhere else, that it arrived in frozen food, possibly as a bioweapon staged by the U.S. military. They’re not saying this in secret. They’re saying it on social media. But so far, Twitter hasn’t bothered to fact-check that claim. Like Fauci, Silicon Valley trusts China far more than they trust you.

Ron Klain, Joe Biden’s pick for White House chief of staff, told Axios on Jan. 27 that China has been “more transparent and more candid than it has been during past outbreaks.” Why did Ron Klain think that? Possibly because the World Health Organization told him to think so.

On Jan. 8, the WHO — funded, of course, by the Chinese government — released a similar message: “Preliminary identification of a novel virus in a short period of time is a notable achievement and demonstrates China’s increased capacity to manage new outbreaks.”

In other words, the rest of us ought to be thanking the government of China for the blessing of COVID-19. A week later, WHO was back with more demonstrably untrue propaganda straight from their overlords in Beijing.

That was yet another dangerous lie that unquestionably cost American lives, but Twitter didn’t fact-check that either. Instead, the American media dutifully amplified the message. They told us anyone who suggested this thoroughly Chinese virus came from China was, by definition, a racist. So thorough was the news blackout on the Chinese origins of this virus that you had to go to Australian television to find out what was actually happening.

A few weeks ago, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” interviewed a Chinese virologist, Dr. Li-Meng Yan, who fled her country with this message for us: This virus came from a government lab in China. She said she knew that in her own country she would have been punished, possibly killed, for saying so. So she came here, to the land of the free. What did she find? She found her words censored by American tech companies working in tandem with the tyrants she fled.

Internal documents now prove that Chinese officials knew they were facing a coronavirus pandemic — something they’d never seen before — but they hid that information from the world and they arrested those who tried to report it. More critically, millions of people continued to travel through the city of Wuhan in central China, the epicenter of the pandemic. Then more than a million Chinese citizens flew to the United States. It wasn’t until Jan. 20 that Chinese President Xi Jinping finally admitted the virus could be contagious. At best, that’s criminal negligence. At worst, it’s something like mass murder.

But no, said the WHO. In fact, it was just more evidence that the Chinese Communist Party was doing an extraordinary job managing the pandemic.

DR. BRUCE AYLWARD, WHO SENIOR ADVISER TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL, MARCH 25: Right now, there’s very, very few countries that have actually been able to reverse this epidemic and bring their cases down to [a] very low level. And in fact, the only country that has done that is China. It was the passion, the diligence, the sense of responsibility, the seriousness of the average Chinese — and I want to use that term very carefully because they weren’t average. They were extraordinary people, but they were driven by a sense of collective responsibility.

Got that? The Chinese are driven by “a sense of collective responsibility.” Contrast that with us fat, lazy Trump-voting Americans. We demand to go to church on Sundays or go out to dinner with our families once in a while and then deservedly, we get sick and die. Not Xi Jinping and the obedient communist nation he leads. They found a better way.

That’s the message from the media, our health establishment, and our elected officials, and it has been for almost a year. But it’s not the whole story. We know that now. We’re still not even close to knowing what really happened. We should find out.

Blood tests reveal that the Coronavirus COVID-19 originated before September 2019 and China knew and hid its origins

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