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Pro-civilization : Time, "Hero of the Environment" : Bestselling author of "Apocalypse Never" & "San Fransicko" : Green Book Award : MD = my initials. Not a doc
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Mar 27 7 tweets 3 min read
The evidence is now overwhelming that recent panics around climate, race, and sex — the mass desire to conform to a strict moral (Woke) code — stem from a) the acute need of liberal secular people for purpose, b) rising loneliness, and c) mass anxiety created by social media. Image Over the last several years, a growing number of progressives and liberals have pointed to police killings of unarmed black men, rising carbon emissions and extreme weather events, and the killing of trans people as proof that the United States has failed public.substack.com/p/why-wokeism-…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Mar 25 5 tweets 3 min read
“Next time you’re wondering how Salem came to be consumed by hysteria, watch the clips of Posie’s persecution. This is how it happens. This is how fear of witches can overrule reason and unleash the darkest passions of the mob.” @spikedonline

“And what is Parker’s crime? What did this witch do? She said, ‘A woman is an adult human female’. That’s it. Parker, whose real name is Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, is well known for her criticism of the ideology of transgenderism. She thinks a man never spectator.co.uk/article/the-sh…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Mar 24 5 tweets 3 min read
The Censorship Industrial Complex remains fully funded & active, but this shows that its leaders know they are guilty of violating the First Amendment & are trying to sweep away their tracks. This is a big victory for free speech AND we need many more of them. LFG! 🔥🔥🔥 “Crucially, the agency appeared to remove references to ‘domestic threat actors’ as purveyors of ‘MDM.’ The updated page now refers to foreign actors only, and no longer makes reference to other domestic-facing programs….”

Mar 24 4 tweets 2 min read
For years, “disinformation experts” have warned that “malign actors” would weaponize “deep fakes” against their political enemies. But last week saw the first major deep fake campaign in history. It was launched by a leading disinfo expert against Trump.

public.substack.com/p/zero-dark-tr… The people who have taken it upon themselves to spy on and censor their fellow citizens for wrongthink — the hall monitors within the Censorship Industrial Complex — have been warning for years of deep fakes.

Funny, then, that it was one of the leading members of the Censorship… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image
Mar 23 8 tweets 3 min read
The individuals who self-selected to secretly censor the American people think they are better than you. They believe that, because they read The New York Times, they are experts in every subject. They are the most dangerous people in America.

public.substack.com/p/the-most-dan… We've seen a turning inward of the propaganda efforts the United States carried out worldwide for nearly 100 years. As the war on terrorism was won, its proponents looked for new avenues for propaganda, disinformation, and censorship campaigns.

Then, the seismic upheavals of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Mar 23 7 tweets 3 min read
The medical profession also affirms substance use disorder. So-called "harm reduction" activists tell addicts that they aren't likely ever going to stop so they should just keep using "safely." It's pathological empathy bordering on Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
Mar 23 6 tweets 2 min read
We are actively allowing this because a cult has seized control of city governments and is depriving addicts of the intervention they need to get into treatment and recovery like they do in every civilized nation. We are not a civilized nation. Listen to the homeless
Mar 22 5 tweets 2 min read
It makes sense that Greta Thunberg will receive an honorary doctorate in theology given her role as leader of a religion complete with taboos, original sin, devils, a creation myth, The Elect, supernatural beliefs and purity rituals that have nothing whatsoever to do with science public.substack.com/p/why-wokeism-…
Mar 22 6 tweets 2 min read
Progressives say they care more than others about people with developmental and psychiatric disorders. But it’s increasingly clear that progressive medical providers have mistreated many people with autism by misdiagnosing them as trans.

public.substack.com/p/why-this-det… People with autism are disproportionately represented among those misdiagnosed with gender dysphoria. Michelle Zacchigna, @somenuancepls who is suing her medical provider for giving her a misdiagnosis, and mistreating her, has thought deeply about why that is.
Mar 20 4 tweets 2 min read
The U.N. and U.S. government say they are committed to fighting climate disinformation. Why, then, are they spreading it?

public.substack.com/p/un-is-a-clim… The United States government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), within the Department of Homeland Security, is raising the alarm about the threat of “foreign influence” that is “leveraging misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation.” CISA defines… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Mar 17 4 tweets 2 min read
Pharmaceutical companies have long had to list drug side-effects in their advertising. But when ordinary citizens described true stories of Covid vaccine side effects, the U.S. government & its contractors called it misinformation and demanded censorship. Under pressure from the Biden White House, Facebook censored "often-true content” that a company executive said in the spring of 2021 "does not contain actionable misinformation" but was "discouraging vaccines." 

Mar 17 5 tweets 2 min read
The revolt of Dutch farmers against unreasonable nitrogen pollution regulations has succeeded, with their Farmer Citizen Movement (BBB) party winning big in regional elections to become the biggest bloc in the Senate.

nytimes.com/2023/03/16/wor… Farmers had already reduced nitrogen pollution by nearly 70% but the government said that wasn’t enough and demanded they cut pollution by another 50% by 2030, which would have closed 11,200 out of the roughly 35,000 dairy and livestock farms

Mar 17 4 tweets 1 min read
"When you see TV pharmaceutical commercials, you listen to the long list of side effects—it is required by law in the name of public safety. But malinformation experts decided that similar information about covid vaccines may be 'misleading.'"
discoursemagazine.com/culture-and-so… "The relationship here between the speech regulators and citizens is somewhat similar to that between adult and child. The younger and more vulnerable children are, the more likely adults will hide from them the truth that is harmful and “misleading” at a younger age."
Mar 16 5 tweets 2 min read
"I have nothing but compassion for adolescents suffering from feeling unhappy in their bodies. Indeed, it is out of my concern for them that I write. If you’d asked me at 11 if I wanted to be a boy, I would have said, 'Yes.'"

Must-read @Nina_Compact

public.substack.com/p/if-you-had-a… "Until recently, quite a few girls dressed boyishly and had interests typically associated with boys, and no one had a problem with it. No one would have dreamed of suggesting that such behavior indicated that the tomboy was really a boy trapped in a girl’s body."
Mar 16 6 tweets 3 min read
A former FBI official who ran a disinformation campaign that generated hundreds of fake news articles falsely accusing dozens of Twitter users of being Russian bots is now claiming a Russian influence operation aims to weaken U.S. support for Ukraine

nytimes.com/2023/03/15/us/… The NY Times is credulously citing fmr. FBI official Clint Watts even though journalist @mtaibbi exposed his scam to smear dozens of Twitter users as Russian bots, thanks to his access to the Twitter Files
Mar 15 7 tweets 3 min read
San Francisco is seriously considering giving $5M to every eligible African-American adult, in the name of repairing past racism. But new racism is not the cure for past racism. Californians voted in 1996 & again in 2020 to abolish racial preferences.

apnews.com/article/san-fr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Moreover, the proposal for reparations is based on racist pseudo-science, including the debunked Lamarckian theory of "genetic trauma." ImageImage
Mar 15 6 tweets 3 min read
“Horror,” said an LA train operator. “It’s just people who have no other choice [than] to ride the system, homeless people & drug users.”

“Earlier that day, as he drove the Red Line subway, he saw a man masturbating & several people get high & nod off”

latimes.com/california/sto… “Commuters have abandoned large swaths of the Metro train system. Even before the pandemic, ridership in the region was never as high as other big-city rail systems. For January, ridership on the Gold Line was 30% of the prepandemic levels, and the Red Line was 56% of them.“
Mar 13 11 tweets 5 min read
This entire government agency, CISA, part of DHS, should be abolished. Its leaders & programs have flagrantly & repeatedly violated the First Amendment. The Supreme Court rejects gov't censorship save those rare cases when speech immediately incites *physical* violence. The censorship industrial complex defines harm far more broadly than the Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court defined “fighting words” in Chaplinsky v New Hampshire (1942) as words which ”by their very utterance, inflict injury or tend to incite an public.substack.com/p/exposed-amer…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Mar 12 4 tweets 2 min read
'Censorship-industrial complex' uses power to threaten democracy nypost.com/2023/03/10/cen… “Free speech means precisely that: free — not just right, correct, or factual speech but lies, wrongness, fabrication, and fantasy. Imagine the arrogance of thinking you and your high-positioned co-workers alone could correctly parse and label all speech”
Mar 11 4 tweets 2 min read
“‘At long last, have you left no sense of decency?’ This week, nearly 70 years later, Welch’s words seem more relevant than ever after House Democrats savaged two journalists who attempted to explain a government effort to censor citizens.” “As someone who grew up in a liberal, Democratic family in Chicago, I knew that a commitment to free speech was one of the most compelling values of the party — back then. Today, free speech often is treated as harmful and dangerous.” @JonathanTurley
Mar 11 15 tweets 4 min read
Public: Power Grab Behind Democrats' War On Free Speech public.substack.com/p/power-grab-b… In 1989, the year I graduated from high school, the Supreme Court did something that made me and other liberal Democrats proud: it voted 5-4 to protect the right to burn the American flag.