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Mainstream Media “War Of Lies” Against President Trump “Outwitted By Truth”


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By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

An interesting Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today detailing the initial aftermath of Donald Trump’s astounding victory over the international war criminal Hillary Clinton states that the United States mainstream propaganda media’s “war of lies” against America’s new leader are quickly being “outwitted by truth”—a reference to the iconic Russian poet Vladimir Vysotsky who in his famous writing The Parable About The Truth And The Lie most accurately described what these propagandists do by making “no difference at all between the Truth and the Lie…strip them both naked, you’ll never know who is who”. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

Unfortunately for the Hillary Clinton supporting US mainstream media propagandists attempting to destroy President Trump with their “war of lies” against him, however, this report notes, America’s now powerful alternative news media has fought back and “outwitted by truth” these falsehoods nearly as fast as they are made up, and whose examples include:

Important to note about all of these lies against President Trump, MoFA experts in this report say, is that they were reported by the US mainstream propaganda media as being the truth—but when exposed by the American alternative news media as being lies, none of these elite media organizations retracted any of their “war of lies” articles.

Even worse, this report continues, as well as conducting their “war of lies” campaign against President Trump, these same mainstream propaganda media news organizations are, also, openly supporting America’s top fashion designers refusing to make an inauguration gown for his wife Melania, top artists demanding that his daughter Ivanka remove their paintings (which she owns) from the walls of her home, and the unleashing of thousands of “internet trolls” to disparage Ivanka’s products sold on Amazon.

MoFA experts in this report further detail that the main tactic of the US mainstream propaganda media’s “war of lies” campaign against President Trump is to create a communistic-leftist rebellion against him on college campuses—where new courses designed to ferment rebellion include “Black Americans Resisting Donald Trump” at Oregon State and “Problem of Whiteness” at the University of Wisconsin—where the students have been so completely indoctrinated by communistic thought, they’ve begun shutting down everyone who doesn’t believe in their leftist ideology.

To the larger issue, though, of what is now occurring with America’s mainstream media propagandists “war of lies” against President Trump, this report notes, are that they are pathetic attempts meant to undo Trump’s victory, and are signs of desperation, not strength, as this nations Deep State disintegrates—and as evidenced by Brexit, Trump, other populist and nationalist movements, all around the world, catching fire—and that the rise of the alternative news media can be likened to wrecking balls aimed at an already structurally unsound and teetering building of these leftist elites that would eventually collapse on its own.

And in one of their last, and equally pathetic, moves to counter the truth telling alternative news media, this report concludes, Facebook, one of America’s largest mainstream propaganda media “war of lies” perpetrators, has now contracted with the leftist communistic “fact checking” site Snopes to remove all articles supporting Trump and others telling the truth—and whose co-founder, David Mikkelson, embezzled $98,000 spending it all on prostitutes before divorcing his wife for “being to fat, and whose main “fact checker’ is Kimberly LaCapria, whose blog ‘ViceVixen’ says she is in touch with her “domme side” and has posted on Snopes.com while smoking pot.

Though this report doesn’t speculate on how the American people will react to their news now being censored on Facebook by an embezzling wife abuser and cheater, and a sexual dominatrix pot smoking prostitute, one surely can’t miss the irony that these morally deficient human beings actually fit right in with the US mainstream propaganda media as both of them care nothing for the soul of this once great country—and will most certainly cheer if it’s destroyed in the pit of demonic lust and greed it’s headed towards.


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The UN Security Council Has Just Officially Given Every Inch Of East Jerusalem To The Palestinians


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Barack Obama has just made the worst decision of his entire presidency.  On Friday, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2334, and this never would have happened without the support and approval of Barack Obama.  Since the United States has veto power on the Security Council, no resolution can ever pass unless the United States allows it to pass.  For decades, it has been the policy of the U.S. government to veto all anti-Israel resolutions at the Security Council, and the Israeli government had been expecting that Barack Obama would not suddenly change that policy at the very end of his second term.  Most of the news headlines about resolution 2334 refer to “Israeli settlements”, but the reality of the matter is that this resolution is about much more than that.  The truth is that this resolution has established legally binding parameters for a “two-state solution” that Israel will never accept, and this includes giving every inch of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.

If you have not read it yet, you can find the full text of resolution 2334 right here.  It is one of the most important documents of our time, so you need to take a few minutes to read it.

In the excerpt below, you will see that this resolution clearly states that East Jerusalem is in “Palestinian territory” and that the Security Council says that it will recognize no changes to the pre-1967 borders except “those agreed by the parties through negotiations”…

Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace;

Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard;

Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations;

Of course not one inch of East Jerusalem was controlled by Israel prior to the 1967 war.  So the UN Security Council is saying that unless the Palestinians agree to give it up, every single inch of East Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount) belongs to the Palestinians.

As I have explained before, UN Security Council resolutions are considered to be legally binding on the parties.  Now that the Palestinians have been granted full legal ownership over East Jerusalem, does anyone actually believe that they will ever willingly relinquish that?

Israel accuses US of orchestrating UN resolution
Netanyahu-May meeting cancelled as diplomatic backlash escalates

Today, more than half a million Israelis live in East Jerusalem and the 137 settlements that are scattered throughout the West Bank.

Where are they all supposed to go?

This UN Security Council resolution never should have happened.  President-elect Donald Trump made it abundantly clear that he would have vetoed this resolution, but instead of deferring to the next administration Barack Obama decided to viciously stab Israel in the back.  This is the greatest betrayal of Israel in American history, and according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the Obama administration has been plotting this for quite a while

“From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “This is, of course, in complete contradiction of the traditional American policy that was committed to not trying to dictate terms for a permanent agreement, like any issue related to them in the Security Council, and, of course, the explicit commitment of President Obama himself, in 2011, to refrain from such steps.”

During an interview with with CNN on Sunday, an official spokesperson for Netanyahu said essentially the same thing…

Netanyahu spokesman David Keyes told CNN on Sunday, “We have iron-clad information, frankly, that the Obama administration really helped push this resolution and helped craft it, from sources internationally and sources in the Arab world.”

Unfortunately, Obama’s actions are going to have very serious implications for all of us.

As I just explained in an article on The Most Important News, those that bless Israel will be blessed, and those that curse Israel will be cursed.

And this is especially true when it comes to Jerusalem.  In Zechariah 2:8 we are told that those that touch Jerusalem touch the apple of God’s eye, and in Zechariah 12 we are told that the city of Jerusalem will play a significant role in the last days.  The following is what Zechariah 12:3 says in the Modern English Version

“And it will be on that day that I will set Jerusalem as a weighty stone to all the peoples. All who carry it will surely gash themselves, and all the nations of the land will be gathered against it.”

By defiantly attempting to divide the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem during the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama has cursed America.

You may not believe in blessings and curses, but the Word of God says that those that curse Israel will be cursed, and without a doubt we will most assuredly be cursed as a result of what Barack Obama has done.

And of course the entire Middle East is going to suffer as well.  Instead of bringing peace, this resolution just sets the stage for more conflict.  According to the Times of Israel, the Netanyahu government is already promising not to adhere to the terms of the resolution…

“Israel categorically rejects the despicable anti-Israeli resolution at the UN, and will not adhere to it,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a seething statement after the council voted in favor of the motion 14-0.

Knowing all of this, put yourself into the shoes of the Palestinians for a moment.

The UN Security Council has given them legal rights to a nation with borders based on the pre-1967 lines.  They have been given every inch of East Jerusalem, and every Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem and the West Bank has officially been declared illegal.

If Israel refuses to budge, the Palestinians could very easily come to the conclusion that they have exhausted all legal channels for resolving the conflict and that the only way they are going to get what legally belongs to them is to take it by force.

A great war is coming to the Middle East, and it will be a life or death struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Nothing else that Barack Obama has done during his entire time in the White House even comes close to this.  He has greatly cursed America, he has set the stage for the bloodiest war the Middle East has ever seen, and he has defiantly shaken his fist at the one true God that created all things.

May God have mercy on us all.

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#Facebook Is #FakeNews


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Since Facebook is fake, shouldn’t it disseminate fake news? What are they so worried about? Fake news distributed by a fake company: It seems like a good match. And a historical one as well. It’s not as if Fakebook fell into fakeness all of a sudden. It’s been fake since the very beginning.

Large initial investments into Facebook were made by the CIA via their favorite fake libertarian Peter Thiel. And going back even farther, Mark Zuckerberg seems to have stolen the idea from Harvard’s Winklevoss twins before he dropped out.

With around $12 million in his account, Zuckerberg was able to up his level of fakery and here no doubt the CIA helped him a great deal, once again. We remember how ads for Fakebook were everywhere on the ‘net for a while. No doubt the CIA twisted a few corporate arms. We even doubt Fakebook paid for any of those ads. The CIA “took care” of it.

We also remember when Facebook was trying to offer Disqus-like services. That didn’t work because most websites probably didn’t want Facebook involved in their business. But Facebook kept growing anyway – probably because the CIA kept twisting arms and funding  the company when necessary.

And when the company went public, you can be sure the word was out that the US government was firmly entrenched in Facebook. The Facebook IPO was huge – so huge that many initial buyers lost money because the IPO price went down, down, down.

Still Fakebook kept growing and Wall Street, no doubt encouraged by the CIA, kept throwing money at the company.

At various times Facebook had to make announcements about its fake customer policies. One fake policy was that Facebook was primarily a social-sharing facility. It’s not. It’s biggest purpose is probably to collect data for the CIA and that’s why  customers go online every now and then to express surprise that Fakebook has a new way of invading their privacy.

Eventually, it turned out Facebook was tracking users’ ‘net actions even when they weren’t on Facebook. And users are probably still surprised to find that when they stop using Fakebook their information lingers online.

Facebook  (like Google) is supposed to be a great place to work but these days as employees leave they often bear tales of deeply embedded corporate paranoia. Of course, you’d be paranoid too if you were trying to project the façade of an independent company when in fact you’re in many ways a  façade for US intelligence.

Zuckerberg’s recently announced desire to reduce the amount of “fake news” circulating on Fakebook is surely just another CIA promotion.He’s announced that Facebook will fact-check and label its “news” and downgrade and then “bury” news it considers fake.

Facebook supposedly got a lot of criticism for disseminating news criticizing Hillary and boosting Trump. Funny, we don’t remember any of that. We remember that the entire US mainstream media was howling like a dog in heat about how great Hillary was and how terrible Trump was.

So the reason that Facebook is so worried about fake news is as fake as its concern.

The real reason Facebook wants to “bury” fake news is because the news Facebook is worried about is probably news that the CIA doesn’t want to see distributed. Such fake news includes information about US aggression overseas, CIA drug dealing and all kinds of political corruption.

Facebook will get rid of its REAL news (which it calls fake) by teaming up with groups that have a mistaken reputation for accuracy. These include Snopes and ABC News and something called Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism in St. Petersburg, Florida that has just been revealed determines fake news. George Soros is a committed globalist and anything that doesn’t suit his agenda will be labeled as “fake.”

Bill Gates is funding the Institute as well, despite distributing vaccines in Africa that are reportedly killing small children. How many articles exposing Gates’s vaccines will escape being labelled fake? That’s the whole point after all. The idea is to demonize “real” news by calling it fake.

Conclusion: Snopes is another outfit that prends to be impartial but is not. It often tries to debunk stories that are accurate if they criticize government actions or leftist trends or individuals. The larger intention of those spreading the idea of “fake news” is to justify removing truthful news from circulation under the pretense that it is manipulative and incorrect.

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Indonesian Cops Foiled The Mullahs ‘Coup’


In Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia, Islam is the official religion of the two countries but not to be confused  as being Islamic states like Saudi Arabia. The Malaysian constitution theoretically guarantees freedom of religion, Islam is the official religion of the federation, as well as the legally-presumed faith of all ethnic Malays (?). Both countries are secular states constitutionally, that is. Does that make sense?

Anyways, under that complicated mixed bag of control mechanism, Muslims somehow are caught under two sets of hammer – Sharia Law and  Civil Law. And for a Muslim soldier he will have an additional hammer over his head – Martial Law.

In such a scenario, you’d find the secular government is in a silent war with the Mullahs who are unrelentingly exerting their ‘religious authority’ over the Muslims, and in Malaysia they are intensively pushing the Hudud Law to even reign over the non-Muslims.

There’s a battle going on…


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Indonesian cops ignore fatwa

JAKARTA: National Police chief Gen Tito Karnavian has ordered the chiefs of police in Bekasi, West Java, and Kulonprogo of Yogyakarta to revoke circulars on the ban on wearing Christmas attributes based on a fatwa of the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI).

“I have asked them (the chiefs of police in Bekasi and Kulonprogo) to revoke the circulars,” Gen Tito said at Jakarta State University campus in East Jakarta on Monday as reported by kompas.com.

He stated that the MUI fatwa was not a law, merely a reference that could be used as coordination among police offices.

“I have firmly warned the Bekasi Police chief and Kulonprogo Police chief. I warned them because it’s not permitted to issue circulars based on an MUI fatwa,” Gen Tito.

“So, a MUI fatwa is not statutory law that should be upheld.

“(The police) should not issue circulars that could become a legal document,” he added.

Bekasi Police reportedly issued a circular on Dec 15 while Kulonprogo Police released a circular on Dec 17, in which both instructed owners and management of businesses not to force their employees to wear Christmas attributes.

Meawhile, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo instructed Gen Tito to uphold discipline among members of the force and make efforts to prevent their power from being abused by hardline groups, in light of the decision of some local police leaders to back a campaign by firebrand Muslim groups to crack down on Christmas celebrations.

During a meeting with Gen Tito at the State Palace on Monday, Jokowi said that the police force must work only to implement official rules and regulations.

“Our existing rules are laws, government regulations, presidential regulations, ministerial regulations and so on, including a regulation from the police chief himself.

“That should be the ground rule,” Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said.

Over the weekend, police in Surabaya, East Java, also came under fire for their failure to prevent members of the hardline Islam Defenders Front (FPI) from cracking down on business establishments that allowed their employees to wear Christmas attributes.

Gen Tito also ordered members of the corps to keep an eye on groups that carried out intolerant acts under the guise of publicity programmes for the MUI edicts.

“If we find some groups that carry out raids while claiming to be conducting ‘familiarisation’, but in fact bring fear to people, we must take the initiative to stop them,” Gen Tito said.

“We shouldn’t bow to those groups,” he added.

The police chief said that he would discuss the issue with the MUI in the coming days.

“I will talk with the MUI so that they take tolerance and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (the country’s motto of “unity in diversity”) into consideration when they want to issue a fatwa,” he added. — The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network

 

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What Would Actually Happen If All Debt Was Erased?


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The Invention of Debt

What you may not know is that debt arose recently on the human stage. Throughout more than 99% of our history we have not even had a concept for debt. (The interested reader can pick up David Graeber’s excellent book Debt: The First 5000 Years for full story.)

Anthropological studies of hunter-gatherer societies reveal that there were no barter systems, no currencies to use for money, and — in the absence of these cultural artifacts — there was no debt. With all the great variation cross cultures one might expect from ethnographic research, the anthropologists found that some tribal communities engaged in “gift economies” where status arises from how generous a person is who has acquired wealth, while others have remained egalitarian and non-hierarchical for thousands of years by sharing their food and materials based on the principles of “from each as they are able, to each as they need.”

This belies the great misunderstanding about communism that treats it as a state-centric governing system, when in truth it is the foundational sentiment of any community that builds upon the trust and good will of social relations between people who know and depend upon one another — a condition that has held for all hunter-gatherer societies throughout our long 200,000 year history as a species.

Pick up an economics textbook at random and you will find a classic (and false) “just so” story about the need for barter systems to have money. They all go something like this: Steve has potatoes and needs some shoes. Bob has shoes but does not need any potatoes. They are unable to directly exchange goods due to this mismatch of need, and so must introduce a money system to preserve the value of currency across multiple exchanges that enable Steve to sell his potatoes to Sue and acquire money that he can then use to pay Bob for a pair of shoes. What this simple narrative conceals is the broad evidence from ancient cultures studied by anthropologists that no such problem arises in this way.

What really happens is that a warring society has arisen somewhere (to get a sense of how this happens, read my article about psychopaths and agrarian city states) and is in a mode of conquest. When this burgeoning empire conquers new land, the ruler imposes a system of taxation on the local populace to pay for the costs of war. This imposition of scarcity, by extracting resources from the local population to be hoarded by the warrior chieftain, is what leads to the emergence of barter systems and — in some instances — the introduction of a money system by the ruler.

In the absence of war and conquest, hunter-gatherer societies do not spontaneously create barter systems. Instead they share more or less equally within their tribe and only trade with other tribes through highly ritualized and often conflict-ridden exchanges that take place when two tribes come together for a brief interaction. The pathway that does lead to the emergence of barter systems takes place in agrarian societies where some kind of accounting system has been created to track debts. And from these accounting systems we do find that debt is present.

So where does debt come from if it isn’t naturally a part of human societies? Again it is the imposition of scarcity by the ruling class — designed to extract and hoard wealth in the hands of a powerful elite — that creates the notion of debt. Does this sound familiar in today’s context? Many countries were “modernized” throughout the 20th Century by introducing market systems that structure debt into the economies of newly founded nations. These nations now must pay tributes — in the form of interest payments — to external banks that extract wealth from the poor countries and hoard it in the coffers of wealthy countries.

Stated plainly, debt is created when a powerful group of people impose scarcity upon another group of people who have been conquered. This is the root cause of poverty. It is the destabilizing force of unequal societies that breeds civil unrest and revolution. Thus the need for Hebrew kings to introduce Jubilee. They knew that a revolution might cause the people to rise up and clear their own debts, while also uprooting the monarchy from power. In order to preserve their power base, they would routinely erase the debt and start again.

A Note About Debt and Moral Accounting

The astute reader may already be asking, “What does this story about the creation of debt say about the religious use of moral accounting?” You may have noticed that all the world religions have at their core a transactional relationship between God and humans — where each person owes a debt to their creator and must pay it either by relinquishing sin from their lives or by returning to their maker upon death.

This economic transaction frame for moral accounting is not present in all human societies. Those hunter-gatherer tribes practicing the ethic of distribution based on need have no concept for trading an eye-for-an-eye. Nor do they see a gift as something to be repaid, expressing disgust at the insult of treating their generosity in such a transactional manner.

Instead what anthropologists have found is that debt-based morality is only present in societies that already have accounting systems and also engage routinely in barter and monetary exchange. In other words, this moral accounting system is a product of war and conquest and not a natural part of human society. So the next time you feel a debt to one of your friends, society, or your maker it may help to keep this in mind.

What Would It Mean to Erase All Debt?

We are living in a time when too many of our financial resources are allocated to non-productive activities — principally the accumulation of wealth by “making money with money” and a myopic focus on economic activities that service our massive debts. This is why people work at jobs they hate. It is why investments are not being made in renewable energy, public education, the arts, health care, or the eradication of poverty. We have built a massive financial house of cards on debt — with money itself coming into being when loans are taken out, a pool that grows exponentially due to the interest that accompanies it — and so we are not able to bring consumer culture to an end or focus our creative talents on planetary sustainability.

By the way, this is exactly what my friends at /The Rules are trying to address in their global mobilization effort.

So if we were to erase all debt, the 7 billion people alive today could focus on their passions. We could all come together to address global threats — be they resource-based like the scarcity of fresh water or peaking of global oil production; or cultural like the loss of spiritual meaning in the secularization of society or the soullessness of employment drudgery that comes from working long hours at a mind-numbing job.

What comes to my mind is the way cities try to implement broad solutions to address economic development, transportation, resource management, social justice, and environmental concerns. They must operate within constrained budgets that keep draining further without a clear end in sight. I imagine what would be possible if everyone was able to set out on their own intellectual and experiential journeys without the fear of a debt-collector coming to their door. How then would the peoples of this world choose to live out their lives?

Perhaps you have your own dreams of a better world for you and your loved ones. What comes to mind for you? This is not merely an academic question, by the way, because we each participate in the social realities that are lent our beliefs, our actions, and our obligations. If we were to collectively decide that our debts are no more, they would cease to exist.

This is because what we take to be real in many respects becomes so as a self-fulfilling prophesy. We each have the power to be accountants — defining “the real” by choosing what to measure and imbuing it with significance. In this way, the Gross Domestic Product was claimed as an economic alter for measuring the progress of civilization in the 20th Century. Perhaps in the 21st we will replace it with Gross National Happiness or some other novel metric for capturing the essence of our values and purpose as a civilization on this Earth.

Watch the video below:


Joe Brewer is co-founder and research director of Culture2 Inc., a culture design lab for social good. He is a former fellow of the Rockridge Institute, a think tank founded by George Lakoff to analyze political discourse for the progressive movement.

Source: Common Dreams
Via: Conscious Life News

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