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Bizarre but typical bullshit from @TheIntercept:

Good reporting shows Biden's chief of staff - oligarch Jeffrey Zients - has a family trust profiteering on Biden's green energy policies.

But editors framed it as to praise the WH for being so ethical:…
Compare what the actual reporting from @DRBoguslaw reveals about how Zients' family is getting enriched off specific deals the Biden WH is pursuing, with how the Intercept tried to cast this as something for which we should be cheering the Biden WH and its sterling ethics:

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Sep 10
I was unaware of the legal obligation which requires all private citizens and businesses to act in immediate, complete and unthinking alignment with the US Govt's foreign policy goals, and to immediately obey all war requests from US "allies."

That sounds rather...

If all Americans are duty-bound to give Ukraine whatever it wants, what to make of citizens who rejected Zelensky's pleas to go to Ukraine, pick up arms, and help them fight the Russian Army?

Lack of soldiers is a major reason Ukraine isn't winning:…
It's also genuinely alarming how little value Western elites now assign to the possibility of a major escalation of this war in Ukraine to other parts of Europe and/or the possibility of nuclear weapons being used.

They're acting like children playing war games online.
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Sep 9
In one of the most significant 1st Amendment victories in years, a 5th Circuit panel (only one of whom is a Trump appointee) rules that the Biden WH, the FBI, CDC, and Surgeon General violated Americans' core free speech rights by coercing Big Tech to censor on their command. Image
The appellate court largely upheld a court ruling from June. In doing so, it explained: courts have "rarely been faced with a coordinated campaign" of censorship "of this magnitude orchestrated by federal officials." The result was "suppressing millions of free speech postings." Image
The court barred the agencies it found to have threatened and "commandeered" Big Tech censorship -- the WH, the FBI, the CDC, and the Surgeon General -- from further coercion of this type.

It was particularly scathing about the FBI's censorship of domestic political speech.
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Sep 8
Self-identified Communists for the ADL.❤️

These soft DNC leftists spent the whole week insisting that their support for the ADL in its censorship campaign against Musk didn't mean they actually like the ADL.

This new candor should be cathartic and make them feel better.
It might seem surprising that this crowd of DNC leftists would align themselves with *ADL*, including many who ADL called anti-Semites.

But as I've been saying, they have *no higher priority* than censoring the internet, and thus see ADL - like the CIA/DHS - as their key ally.
I can't stress this enough:

After Brexit and Trump, the neoliberal establishment in the West was genuinely traumatized.

Their main conclusion: it's too dangerous to allow the internet to be free. It leads to outcomes we can't control. And the *mainstream* left fully agrees.
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Sep 5
I knew it left-liberals would soon rise in defense of the ADL and smear its critics as anti-Semites. These are the same people who are now the CIA and FBI's most vocal defenders.

But it's bizarre to watch this defense of ADL be led by those whom the ADL has called anti-Semitic:
Let's just put it simply: it's not anti-Semitic to criticize the ADL.
I think it's more...

Left-liberals still dislike the ADL for their steadfast defense of Israel, but a much higher priority for them than Palestinians is retaining the power to censor dissent from the internet, and the ADL is a key ally in that goal:

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Sep 5
We have a Special Episode on tonight's @SystemUpdate_ on exactly this issue: how @ADL abandoned its stated mission to weaponize anti-Semitism accusations, all to fortify the neoliberal censorship regime and establishment liberalism.

They now barely hide their real function.
Bernie would never say it now, but in 2016 he complained about DC groups that pretend to be about a specific cause -- HRC (LGBTs), Planned Parenthood (pro-choice) -- but are just arms of the DNC, exploiting those causes to serve the Dem establishment:…
But the case of @ADL is worse. They built credibility over more than a century of fighting anti-Semitism.

Now, they don't just weaponize anti-Semitism accusations to smear establishment opponents, but far worse, seek to control the censorship framework through cynical threats. Image
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Sep 4
The top 2 priorities of CIA and the US Security State:

1) Infinitely prolong the war in Ukraine to weaken Russia.

2) Control online political speech to banish dissent.

The liberal-left overwhelmingly supports both. The few who oppose both, like @CornelWest, are demonized.
The Democratic Party is the party of:


* the union of state and corporate power to censor the internet;

* neoconservatives and neoconservatism;

* servitude to the corporate class at the expense of the working class.

* deranged disinformation campaigns:

Bolton, like most neocons, makes clear he prefers Biden's foreign policy to Trump's: for good reason. In 2014, *before Trump*, a NYT op-ed reported Victoria Nuland's husband, Robert Kagan, would support Hillary due to neocons' belief she was better.

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