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Former President Donald Trump addressed reports that he and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are having issues with each other during an interview on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, Thursday evening.
Previous reporting over the past couple of weeks indicated that Trump and the popular GOP governor may be experiencing a falling out as DeSantis’ stock among GOP voters appeared to be rising as a potential presidential contender in 2024 even as Trump has been teasing another run himself.
The New York Times, for instance, reported this week:
At its core, the dispute amounts to a stand-in for the broader challenge confronting Republicans at the outset of midterm elections. They are led by a defeated former president who demands total fealty, brooks no criticism, and is determined to sniff out, and then snuff out, any threat to his control of the party.
That includes the 43-year-old DeSantis, who has told friends he believes Mr. Trump’s expectation that he bend the knee is asking too much. That refusal has set up a generational clash and a test of loyalty in the de facto capital of today’s G.O.P., one watched by Republicans elsewhere who’ve ridden to power on Mr. Trump’s coattails.
Many conservative media stars, most of whom have long been some of Trump’s most vocal supporters, have been hyping DeSantis in recent months for the governor’s rejection of Covid-related mandates and the constant hammering of President Joe Biden. But the support has increased in intensity in recent weeks, a spike easily noticeable on social media and podcasts throughout the conservative media ecosystem. That support is key in helping DeSantis further expand his footprint with influencers in Republican primary politics ahead of his 2022 reelection and as he weighs a 2024 White House bid.
Hannity went on to ask Trump, point-blank if reports claiming a feud had begun between him and DeSantis were legitimate after he said he was recently informed that DeSantis indicated that there was not “any conflict or bickering” between the two and that it was “total BS” manufactured by the media.
“Is he right?” Hannity asked.
“Well, he is right,” Trump responded. “I get along great with Ron. Ron was very good on the Mueller hoax. He was right up front along with Jim Jordan, and all of the rest of them, they were fantastic. The Republicans really stuck together. And it was a great thing. And Ron was one of them. And Ron wanted to run and I endorsed him. And that helped him greatly,” Trump said.
“And he went on and he’s done a really terrific job in Florida, and I think you know, Ron has been very good,” Trump continued. “He’s been a friend of mine for a long time. It’s totally fake news.
“I think Ron said last week, he said it very publicly, he says the press is never going to get in the middle of my friendship with Donald Trump, we’re not going to do that stuff. And he said it very strongly, I thought it was very interesting, actually. And very nice,” Trump added.
“But he said that, and I agree with him on that 100%. No, I have a very good relationship with Ron and intend to have it for a long time,” he continued.
Also, a spokesperson for DeSantis has publicly refuted the reports of a growing rift.
“It’s not a coincidence that this fabricated media narrative emerged during the worst week of Biden’s presidency to date, as it became clear Biden would not be able to deliver on Build Back Better, enact sweeping legislation to federalize elections, or ‘shut down the virus’ as he had promised during his campaign,” the spokesperson told People Magazine.
“Governor DeSantis remains focused on Florida and works every day to earn Floridians’ support for re-election in November of this year,” she added.
On Sunday, January 3, the heads of a half-dozen elite government special operations teams met in Quantico, Virginia, to go over potential threats, contingencies, and plans for the upcoming Joint Session of Congress. The meeting, and the subsequent deployment of these shadowy commandos on January 6, has never before been revealed.
Right after the New Year, Jeffrey A. Rosen, the acting Attorney General on January 6, approved implementation of long-standing contingency plans dealing with the most extreme possibilities: an attack on President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence, a terrorist attack involving a weapon of mass destruction, and a declaration of measures to implement continuity of government, requiring protection and movement of presidential successors.
Rosen made a unilateral decision to take the preparatory steps to deploy Justice Department and so-called “national” forces. There was no formal request from the U.S. Capitol Police, the Secret Service, or the Metropolitan Police Department—in fact, no external request from any agency. The leadership in Justice and the FBI anticipated the worst and decided to act independently, the special operations forces lurking behind the scenes.
“I believe that DOJ [Department of Justice] reasonably prepared for contingencies ahead of January 6, understanding that there was considerable uncertainty as to how many people would arrive, who those people would be, and precisely what purposes they would pursue,” Rosen later told Congress. He stressed that his department “no frontline role with respect to crowd control,” that they were focused on “high-risk” operations.
The contingency units meeting on January 3 included the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, the FBI’s national “Render Safe” team, an FBI SWAT team from the Baltimore Field Office, Special Response Teams from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group…
…FBI tactical teams arrived on Capitol Hill early in the day to assist in the collection of evidence at sites—including the Republican and Democrat party national headquarters—where explosive devices were found. FBI SWAT teams and snipers were deployed to secure nearby congressional office buildings. Other FBI agents provided selective security around the U.S. Capitol and protection to congressional members and staff.
A tactical team of the Hostage Rescue Team was one of the first external federal agencies to actually enter the Capitol after protestors breached the building. In addition to augmentation of emergency security assets, one team coordinated with the U.S. Capitol Police and Secret Service to provide additional safeguarding of Vice President Pence, who had been moved to the underground parking structure beneath the Capitol, from where he was supposed to evacuate. But Pence refused to leave the building and stayed underground instead.
The presence of these extraordinary forces under the control of the Attorney General—and mostly operating under contingency plans that Congress and the U.S. Capitol Police were not privy to—added an additional layer of highly armed responders. The role that the military played in this highly classified operation is still unknown, though FBI sources tell Newsweek that military operators seconded to the FBI, and those on alert as part of the National Mission Force, were present in the metropolitan area. The lingering question is: What was it that the Justice Department saw that provoked it to see January 6 as an extraordinary event, something that the other agencies evidently missed.
Today was day 3 of the 6-week trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s been accused of sex-trafficking minors. The first accuser, going by the pseudonym “jane”, took the stand again this morning at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in lower Manhattan.
“Jane” testified yesterday, claiming that Ghislaine lured her into Epstein’s orbit. She also claimed that while visiting the late financier’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, Maxwell and Epstein led her upstairs to his bedroom where they “took her clothes off”.
“He asked me to take my top off,” the witness continued. “Then there were hands everywhere and Jeffrey proceeded to masturbate again. And Ghislaine was like rubbing on him, kissing on him.”
“During these incidents did Maxwell ever touch your body?” Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe asked.
“Yes,” Jane answered.
She also described group sex sessions taking place at Epstein’s lavish home in the mid-1990s, when she and others, including Maxwell, would “abruptly” be summoned to his bedroom or a massage room.
Her testimony goes into greater detail, and can be read here.
The theme seems to be that Ghislaine and Jefferey would single out young girls who were on hard times in one way or another, shower them in gifts and special attention, and eventually they would pounce.
Maxwell’s brother Kevin appeared in court today, a sister of hers, Isabel, has also been present for the proceedings. Ghislaine’s siblings have been supportive of her, even petitioning the United Nations to get her out on bail.
The siblings were raised in luxury, the children of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell and his French-born wife Elisabeth, a Holocaust scholar.
The Maxwell family, including Ghislaine (top center)
The day began with the defense, Laura Menninger, grilling the first accuser and attempting to poke holes in Jane’s claims that she came from a poor, broken family when Epstein and Maxwell allegedly began preying on her in 1994.
Jane, in yesterday’s testimony, claimed that her family fell into bankruptcy after her dad died of leukemia and that she lived in a pool house with her mom and siblings at the time she was drawn in by Maxwell and Epstein.
Defense attorney Menninger challenged Jane over her testimony from the day prior regarding the first time she saw Maxwell without her clothes on.
The alleged victim said that — shortly after she was first abused by Jeffrey Epstein at the age of 14 — he and Maxwell led her to his bedroom inside his Palm Beach mansion, moved her over to the bed and “took their clothes off.”
When questioning Jane this morning, Menninger said that in Dec. 2019 “you told the government that you do not have a specific memory of your first time with Ghislaine.”
“You have come up with that memory in the last two years, correct?” she asked.
“I don’t believe I’ve come up with a memory, no,” the witness answered.
During the cross examination, Jane said that Jeffrey Epstein took her to Mar-a-Lago in the ’90s when she was a teenager to meet Donald Trump.
The woman, identified by the pseudonym “Jane,” said Epstein drove her to Trump’s Palm Beach estate in a dark green car when she was 14 in 1994.
She wasn’t asked to describe the meeting, and defense attorney Laura Menninger then moved on to an unrelated line of questioning.
Jane then mentioned another big name: Prince Andrew.
testified today that she remembered Prince Andrew being on flights with her.
The Duke of York has been under fire for his close ties to the late pedophile and is also facing a lawsuit from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims Epstein and Maxwell made her have sex with the UK royal three times, starting in 2001 when she was 17.
It is important to note that Giuffre’s claims are not part of Maxwell’s ongoing federal sex-trafficking trial.
Many devout supporters were surprised when former president Donald Trump appeared to have let Biden take office. But strategically it’s starting to make a lot more sense that he and his team have allowed this to play out. In fact, this was part of a contingency plan, put into action by Trump during the pandemic, and this makes the phrase “nothing can stop what’s coming” make a lot more sense.
It would seem, under the guise of a Biden administration, Team Trump wanted everything to return to normal. Within days the Coronavirus numbers miraculously started to decline.
Numbers cross-referenced and checked against CSSE and John Hopkins University.
Art of War master, Trump, is well aware of the fact that false friends and allies surround you when you seem to have power and prestige. But it’s when you seemingly lose everything that these false friends reveal who they truly are.
Take a listen to this clip:
If you’ve been a long time readers of this site you are aware of the schism that has allegedly taken place within the military leadership, as well as the intelligence community, between those who are beholden to an international, criminal Deep-State that has permeated many governments of the world, and patriots of all nations who wish to take their respective countries back from said Deep-State and it’s Central Banking overlords.
The patriots and constitutional loyalists in government and the military were “prepared to do the unthinkable” if Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election.
This is what the infamous military insider told us back on November 2nd, 2017, drop 32.
Instead, Trump took office and the Deep State’s 16-year plan to destroy America was dashed to pieces. The Deep State wasn’t going to give up, despite 3 years of fighting Trump with everything they had.
In 2020, COVID arrived in the nick of time to override a Trump presidency with fear and sensationalism. But unbeknownst to many, the patriots used this as the perfect cover to spring their trap on the Deep State.
It seems like all was lost when Biden—appeared—to take office. Or was it? What better way to disarm the invisible enemy than to make them think they got away with the steal.
The subsequent fast track to undo everything the Trump administration fought for with every one of Biden’s over 50 Executive Orders emboldened the Deep State.
But while all the promises of our military insider seemed to evaporate, the white hats were practicing the Sun-Tzu strategy of the century—to appear weak instead of strong.
What you’re about to read might be the most compelling proof for “the plan” yet.
(Hat tip to Dave from X22 Report and BrunoBarking for tipping us off to this story.)
A Military Plan to Literally Prevent Thieving Biden From Taking Office?
Recall that the US is still technically in a state of emergency. This changes the legal and civil landscape considerably.
For instance, without an emergency, lockdowns and mask mandates are impossible, as these violate the rights of US citizens. But with an emergency, the state can order all manner of things, justified under the motivation to protect the people.
This is where it gets interesting.
Did you know that there are currently 3 of 7 contingency plans all occurring simultaneously: Projects OCTAGON, FREEJACK, and ZODIAC? Until very recently, these contingency plans have flown under the radar despite an article last year in Newsweek that made the world aware of their existence.
According to new documents and interviews with military experts, the various plans – codenamed Octagon, Freejack and Zodiac – are the underground laws to ensure government continuity. They are so secret that under these extraordinary plans, “devolution” could circumvent the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession, and military commanders could be placed in control around America.
The military has their orders, as per these plans, which include the above-mentioned operations. And they seem to have been in place for at least a year now.
The question is: are these orders coming from Trump since the plans were developed when he was in office? The key point is the fact Biden stole the 2020 election, with the help of China (see Absolute Proof Documentary).
What happened was: Deep State actors, with the help of China, helped to orchestrate “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics”—Biden’s own words from October 24th, 2020.
Wouldn’t this constitute a situation where “devolution” circumvent[ed] the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession?” And therefore, since Biden stole the election with the help of foreign actors, the plan would call for “military commanders [to] be placed in control around America.”
Is this why, according to Politico, the “Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming administration from gaining access to critical information about current operations”?
Is this why Biden hasn’t been flying in the same Air Force One plane as Trump, as reported by Reuters?
Is this why Trump didn’t hand off the nuclear codes to Biden on inauguration day, as reported by NBC News?
Take that in for a moment.
Do you see why this might prove Trump and the military are secretly still in control of the US government? And that this could explain why the Deep State tried and failed, to impeach Trump?
Within the “Digital Soldier” community there is some thought that these contingency plans, coupled with all the facts just mentioned, could be part of a long-awaited plan to save the Republic.
The Silent Military Coup
The contingency plans were put into place under the guise of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Strategically, it makes sense that the virus would be a great cover, turning a disadvantage into an advantage.
Because an emergency situation comes with the assumption that the regular flow and order of things changes. And this gives the patriots the power to prepare for, and implement, the sweeping plans required to save the Republic. It would allow the patriots in the military to retain power, orchestrate a silent military coup, and make Biden and his Deep State cohorts believe they had won—all while Trump remains the true president of the United States.
To work, Trump would have to remain quiet—he would have to go along with the deception.
To work, most of the lower levels of government would have to believe Biden took office.
To work, the media and the people, even the patriots who discovered the plan from the military insider Q would have to all believe that Trump gave up.
Did it work? By all accounts it did.
Consider the situation and Burma as a case study in how a lawful military coup to overthrow corrupt actors might look.
The big difference is that, instead of an overt coup, the coup here is silent. But the Deep State would know the truth, and they’d know what was happening. And knowing this, they’d foolishly try to impeach Trump knowing he was still technically POTUS.
Does their desperate attempt to impeach him—while all the world believes he’s a citizen—now make more sense?
Above-Top Secret contingency plans already exist for what the military is supposed to do if all the Constitutional successors are incapacitated. Standby orders were issued more than three weeks ago to ready these plans, not just to protect Washington but also to prepare for the possibility of some form of martial law.
“We’re in new territory,” says one senior officer, the entire post-9/11 paradigm of emergency planning thrown out the window. The officer jokes, in the kind of morbid humor characteristic of this slow-moving disaster, that America had better learn who Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy is.
He is the “combatant commander” for the United States and would in theory be in charge if Washington were eviscerated. That is, until a new civilian leader could be installed.
‘We’re in territory we’ve never been in before’
Though it may all sound horrifying to folks who hang on the words of their preferred corporate news pundits, temporary marshal law may actually be America’s saving grace.
Review what Justin shared in the following video. When an office holder breaks their oath and ceases to uphold their lawful mandate, the office they occupy is lawfully vacant. This makes the government defunct—it ceases to exist. The fraud was exposed and SCOTUS, Congress, and the States failed to do their duty and investigate the fraud—violating their oaths of office. This means the only parts of the government that are lawfully left are those offices that upheld their oath—Trump and the military.
When might the military’s “emergency authority” be needed?
Traditionally, it’s after a nuclear device goes off in an American city. But now, planners are looking at the military response to urban violence [ANTIFA, Color Revolution] as people seek protection and fight over food.
According to one senior officer, the contingency would trigger if the complete evacuation of Washington took place.
Under Defense Department regulations, military commanders are authorized to take action on their own—in extraordinary circumstances—where “duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation.” The conditions include “large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances” involving “significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property.” The Joint Chiefs of Staff codified these rules in October 2018, reminding commanders that they could decide, on their own authority, to “engage temporarily” in military control in circumstances “where prior authorization by the President is impossible” or where local authorities “are unable to control the situation.” A new Trump-era Pentagon directive calls it “extreme situations.” In all cases, even where a military commander declares martial law, the directives say that civil rule has to be restored as soon as possible.
“In scenarios where one city or one region is devastated, that’s a pretty straightforward process,” the military planner told me. “But with coronavirus, where the effect is nationwide, we’re in territory we’ve never been in before.”
In recognition of the equal vulnerability of military forces, the Pentagon has instituted unprecedented restrictions on off-base travel. Last Wednesday it restricted most overseas travel for 60 days, and then on Friday issued supplemental domestic guidance that essentially keeps all uniformed personnel on or near military bases. There are exceptions, including travel that is “mission-essential,” the Pentagon says.
Mission essential in this regard applies to the maze of more than a dozen different secret assignments, most of them falling under three larger contingency plans:
CONPLAN 3400, or the military’s plan for “homeland defense,” if America itself is a battlefield.
CONPLAN 3500, “defense support of civil authorities,” where the military assists in an emergency short of armed attack on the nation.
CONPLAN 3600, military operations in the National Capital Region and continuation of government, under which the most-secret plans to support continuity are nested.
All of these plans are the responsibility of U.S. Northern Command (or NORTHCOM), the homeland defense military authority created after 9/11. Air Force General O’Shaughnessy is NORTHCOM’s Colorado Springs-based commander.
If these plans are in operation, and we’ve seen many indications that they are, at some point, the military will produce evidence of treason, sedition, election fraud.
When is a better time to do this when the military is in charge and Trump is removed from the limelight? These contingency plans provide the perfect conditions to bring forth said evidence.
Those who were prepared to “do the unthinkable” haven’t gone anywhere, those who have taken their oaths and are willing to die for the good of the country they love will never back down.
The Only Logical Explanation
The facts in hand point to one logical explanation: that Biden didn’t truly become president because the military already performed a silent coup per the contingency plans that were put in place in 2020.
This explains the irregular nature of Biden’s “presidency”, the embarrassing failure of the Deep State to impeach Trump, and the military plans OCTAGON, FREEJACK, and ZODIAC. We are now witnessing a quiet battle for the freedom of the US. If true, the question is, when will the military trigger the arrest and takedown operation, like what happened in Burma?
It’s anyone’s guess.
Now that Trump’s been acquitted for a second time, it’s reasonable to expect more bold actions on the part of 45. His rebuke of Mitch McConnel is likely just the start of much bigger movies, ones made with more teeth now that he’s just a “regular citizen.”
To avoid any disappointment, it’s important to remember that we’re using critical thinking to consider possibilities. We could be wrong. There could be other pieces to the puzzle we didn’t consider because we didn’t know. But at present, the above presentation seems to account for all the variables, and this is what determines whether or not a theory is valid and is therefore likely of being true. If we discover something we missed, we’ll post an update as we usually do. But recall that the DS media has refused to acknowledge election fraud for a good reason: they need us (the people) to believe they’ve won. That doesn’t make it any more true, and in fact, it makes the idea of a silent coup all the more plausible.
President Trump has released a statement in the wake of a recent FBI bulletin regarding alleged “armed protests” that are apparently being planned in all 50 state capitols.
The statement was released via Whitehouse.gov Wednesday afternoon:
“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You.”
In the CNN piece, it is claimed that:
“On 8 January, the FBI received information on an identified group calling for others to join them in ‘storming’ state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings in the event POTUS is removed as President prior to Inauguration Day. This identified group is also planning to ‘storm’ government offices including in the District of Columbia and in every state, regardless of whether the states certified electoral votes for Biden or Trump, on 20 January,” the bulletin adds.
The FBI is also tracking reports of “various threats to harm President-Elect Biden ahead of the presidential inauguration,” the bulletin states. “Additional reports indicate threats against VP-Elect Harris and Speaker Pelosi.”
As an independent, alternative media company with its finger on the pulse of the MAGA movement, we have a few qualms with these claims.
Firstly, if these “protests” were organic and not prep work for a future photo op to build upon the narrative that began on the 6th, then we certainly would have heard about it by now. Not a single known patriot, independent journalist, pundit, youtube personality, or “digital soldier” has mentioned this in any other light besides being blatant psychological manipulation and narrative control. Again, if these protests were actually being orchestrated by patriots, we would have heard about them by now.
Secondly, the MAGA crowd, general conservatives, and the moderates who get pigeonholed as Trump supporters for not towing the establishment line, by and large, tend to respect and want to uphold the rule of law, not desecrate it.
We make no claims as to what is absolute truth regarding this situation, only what it looks like from our subjective vantage. If anyone who reads this article is planning on attending an “Armed Protest” in the coming days we strongly suggest that you reconsider.
Wednesday evening The President put out a video statement:
Right now, in what may be our darkest hour thus far, hope probably seems fleeting to many. To some, it probably appears as though the totalitarian specter of geopolitical criminality has possessed our Nation and finally taken over. But remember that hope is eternal. No matter what happens in the coming weeks, the endless waltz goes on regardless.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of reason to have hope.
For one, we have reached the Rubicon and are preparing to cross it like the Delaware River. The point of no return is upon us and it is widely believed and reported that Military Intelligence has been preparing for this phase for a long, long time. I don’t see them accepting a fraudulent election and allowing the powers that were to be again.
Disinformation Increases as Trusted Voices are Snuffed Out
There’s chatter that Italy has (allegedly) stated publicly that it interfered in our election. Upon closer scrutiny, it really has the feel of misinformation and was originally pushed by a self proclaimed former C_I_A asset. Is this real or an elaborate setup? Something that sounds too good to be true often is.
Rome, Italy (January 5, 2021) – An employee of the 8th largest global defense contractor, Leonardo SpA, provided a shocking deposition detailing his role in the most elaborate criminal act affecting a US election. Corroborating the DNI Ratcliff’s report of international intrusion, Arturo D’elio outlined the scheme that proved successful in using Leonardo computer systems and military satellites located in Pescara, Italy. Recent reports of a hack at Leonardo now appear to have been an orchestrated cover to mitigate blowback on the corporation which is partially owned by the Italian government.
The release goes on the mention:
Maria Strollo Zack, founder of Nations In Action added, “States must prosecute all illegal voting activities and provide immediate legislative remedies. There can only be zero tolerance for criminal interference in American elections. This international conspiracy must be met with swift action by the President and be fully supported by elected officials for the protection of voting integrity and the prosperity of our great nation.”
1. We can confirm that E’Elia is a real person and that Alfio D’Urso is an attorney in Italy. However, we understand that D’Urso does not represent Arturo D’Elia at this time:
2 We understand a separate attorney represents D’Elia for his case for which he is in jail for.
3 We understand D’Elia has agreed to share more and provide his support once he is out of jail.
4 There are currently attempts to have someone interview D’Elia to determine his story’s accuracy.
5 We do believe the 2020 election was stolen and that there is enough information to show that President Trump won the election based on valid votes.
6 We would like to see all the ballots in the 2020 election forensically validated. This would provide hard evidence of the results.
7 This accusation is difficult to prove.
8 We have reported on votes being switched between candidates all leading to significant increases for Biden and reductions in the Trump column. We believe this happened.
9 We believe that the voting machines allowed for manipulation of ballots and were connected to the Internet. A forensic audit of the Dominion machines in Michigan confirms this.
10 It seems there may have been an easier method of switching votes rather than sending the ballots to Europe and back but we can’t say this didn’t happen.
We currently don’t have key pieces of information related to this report to confirm it’s validity.
Italy is most certainly involved with everything playing out geopolitically right now, but just like everywhere else there seems to be a split between those who are fighting for their respective country’s sovereignty and those embedded to serve the international foreign policy think-tanks and the central bank establishment.
Oddly enough, we saw mass blackouts in Pakistan shortly after this all broke. Italy has been a huge investor in Pakistan, and very well could be linked in nefarious ways by international deep-state players, investors, etc. Details are scarce and it is only speculation at this point, but there may be an obscured correlation between the claimed blackouts at the Vatican and the record 200 million people who lost power nationwide in Pakistan that was hardly mentioned in the mainstream.
That said, official sources have not reported on any blackouts at the Vatican and one blogger claims there were no blackouts and the claim that the Pope was arrested is untrue.
As you can see, the camera exposure seems to be really low – something that happens to the live-feed often at night. Watch it tonight and you’ll see it looks just as it did in the “blackout.” In any case, you can see the lights are very much on. You can see the dome, you can see the lights of the colonnade, you can see some office/apartment lights, you can see the nativity lights, you can see the Christmas tree star.
EWTN Vatican correspondent Colm Flynn, who lives close to the Vatican, said: “I didn’t notice any power outage across the weekend. I was at home on Saturday most of the evening and there was no power cut.”
Mountain Butorac, a tour guide based near St. Peter’s Basilica, reported that there was no “massive blackout” at the Vatican. He said that he had heard no gunfights or other indications of a police raid.
When you can’t trust your media to be anything but subservient to the board members and shareholders and the millions of dollars that have been pumped into these corporations via slush funds and nonprofits, speculation becomes inevitable.
Journalists, we are constantly told, are neutral in their reporting. In almost the same breath, many bemoan the influence of money in politics. It is a maxim of both the left and many in the media that conservatives are bought and paid for by business interests. Yet where are the concerns about where their money comes from?
Fred Brown, who recently revised the book “Journalism Ethics: A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media,” argues journalists need to be “transparent” about their connections and “be upfront about your relationship” with those who fund you.
Unfortunately, that rarely happens. While the nonprofits list who sits on their boards, the news outlets they work for make little or no effort to connect those dots.
The point I’m trying to make is that at this juncture, I’d view anything being sensationalized with suspicion. I have a feeling the closer we get to the final hour the less and less we will hear from those we trust and more and more disinfo will be cranked out. Tread lightly, friends.
On that note, it seems fitting to start with what retired General Thomas Mcinerney recently told a group of people in DC. Again, he may be former Military Intelligence, but this is still just a video of a man talking. Don’t treat the first bit of potentially good news as the word of God, we are every bit as susceptible to confirmation bias as those who depend on the corporate media to confirm what they want to believe.
The Importance of Rumors and Fringe Ideas
All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
– German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer
Rumor gets a bad wrap. The truth is, all true knowledge at first appears as a rumor or claim that isn’t widely accepted. And if this new potential truism counters established thought, then it’s often blindly rejected—prejudicially dismissed.
A good example is Dr. Semmelweis, who championed the washing of hands for doctors during a time when this was not widely practiced. He was considered a fool for his suggestion.
Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis was a Hungarian physician and scientist, now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the “saviour of mothers”, Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics
Despite various publications of results where hand washing reduced mortality to below 1%, Semmelweis’s observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were rejected by the medical community.
So while some might suggest investigating rumors is for idiots or gullible people it’s actually quite the reverse. Those who are brave enough to consider information on the fringe of understanding, despite the risks, earn the reward of new knowledge. But you have to practice discernment, you have to carefully evaluate the claims by giving them a fair day in court, looking for evidence to support or invalidate them.
That said, we should be careful not to bandy rumors about as facts. Bias often compels us to accept rumors and claims that feel right or jive with our existing knowledge, making us believe we can skip over the critical thinking step. This is where most people get tripped up.
We must use proven methods of analysis and critical thinking so that information that is true now, can be replaced later if better information emerges.
Thus, we here at Stillness, use this technique of exploring the fringe of truth to claim new nuggets of knowledge. And for this reason, like the gold panners of old, not all the things that are swished around in the pan are worth keeping. The point isn’t to only talk about things people accept as true. The point is to explore ideas knowing, and having faith that with our keen minds and investigating power, we’ll get to the truth together.
General Mcinerney Supports Claims that Evidence was Seized During Capitol Raid
If you haven’t already seen this video, it is certainly worth a watch:
The breach was enabled by Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schummer, Nancy Peloci, and the DC Mayor. They knew it was coming.
There was cyberwarfare clearly used in the battleground states during the election.
James Comey, the former FBI director, sold Hammer and Scorecard, a top-secret program, to the Chinese.
The software works by modulating the voting just enough so that the candidate they want wins.
McInerney got a call at 11:30 pm on Tuesday night that the ISI from Pakistan was in the voting machines.
He watched the candidates in Georgia go from winning to an hour later losing.
There were special forces in the Capitol Storm group that was there to take possession of Pelosi’s laptop.
Trump could use the Emergency Broadcast System.
Trump could declare an emergency under the September 2018 Executive Order
COVID-19 was a biological attack.
Totally possible, but the evidence isn’t substantial enough to run with, yet. This kind of info is better for your own personal morale, not sturdy enough to run and thrust in the face of your friends. Especially because the idea that Antifa has had anything to do with what happened is just not going to compute with most people given mainstream media counter-narratives are in place: this weird Horned dude connected to everyone’s favorite attention seeker Austin Steinbart and his sister (who are oddly still allowed to be on Twitter?)
They will refuse to believe the Antifa, or any agent provocateurs, had anything to do with this. Even though…
BLM Activist Posted Picture Posing As Trump Supporter Before Capitol Siege
For those of you who don’t know, John Sullivan is a radical left-wing activist and founder of Insurgence USA who just so happened to film the death of Ashli Babbit inside the Capitol building.
Before the siege of the Capitol Building Sullivan posted a picture of himself with the caption “counter-intel”. This wreaks of false flag, as can be inferred here:
If agent provocateurs were indeed tasked with creating violence and storming the Capitol so it could blame on Trump then this is a text-book false flag modus operandi.
Take a look:
Once he infiltrated the Capitol building he was caught on live camera but this time without any Trump gear on.
Fox News covered Sullivan’s entrance into Capitol Hill and shared these details:
An anti-Trump activist who once said he wanted to “rip” the president out of office entered the Capitol Building Wednesday alongside a mob of pro-Trump protesters, but he said he was just there to “document” it.
Sullivan told Fox News he regularly attends protests to record what’s going on, including a clash involving Proud Boys on Tuesday near D.C.’s Black Lives Matter Plaza.
“It’s just recording, solely, and not being active in it,” he claimed, although he reportedly was arrested in connection with protests back in Utah over the summer and admitted climbing into the Capitol through a window.
So, while Trump supporters who were at the “Save America Rally” are losing their jobs, John Sullivan gets interviews with CNN, Fox News, and other networks. It makes perfect sense, right?
Of course, none of the people jumping at the chance to persecute 75 million fellow Americans will even look at any of the news we mentioned coming out of Italy the last few days.
BREAKING: Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is stepping down
Wolf sent a letter to DHS employees Monday afternoon informing them of his decision.
“I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration,” Wolf wrote. “Unfortunately this action is warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary.”
Wolf went on to say that Pete Gaynor, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator, will become the acting secretary of DHS.
“Be proud of what we have accomplished,” Wolf told DHS employees, “The Homeland is safer and more secure because of your efforts.”
Spokesperson Confirms Nancy Pelosi’s Laptop was Stolen
The Epoch Times reported Sunday evening:
A spokesperson for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) confirmed that a laptop was stolen from a conference room belonging to her office amid the chaos at the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
“It was a laptop that was only used for presentations,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill wrote in a Jan. 10 statement.
Following a Trump rally and march to the Capitol, the building was breached as protesters pushed past police who were trying to block them from entering the building while lawmakers inside debated counting Electoral College votes to confirm Joe Biden’s victory.
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) wrote on Twitter that a laptop was taken from his office during the incident.
Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. attorney for Washington, said it will likely take “several days to flesh out exactly what happened, what was stolen, what wasn’t,” according to Politico. He noted that “items, electronic items were stolen from senators’ offices, documents and materials were stolen, and we have to identify what was done to mitigate that [damage].”
“We have to do a full review of what was taken, or copied, or even left behind in terms of bugs and listening devices, etc.,” Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) told Politico.
The House Chief Administrative Office stated that “at this time, there have been no indications that the House network was compromised” and said the office issued commands to lock laptops and computers, and shut down wired network access.
At this point, it is becoming hard to tell what is sincere or an elaborate setup, so if you are going to share any hearsay with friends and family be sure to highlight the fact that if the Media actually did their job there wouldn’t be such a vast amount of speculation. The typical alternative outlets are quickly losing their ability to get the news out and an unprecedented amount of disinfo traps are being laid for patriots now that all is going dark. We knew for years that this was coming, stay the course but remain vigilant.
In a phone call to the chairman, Gen. Mark A. Milley, Pelosi asked Pentagon leadership to “remove Mr. Trump from his authorities as the commander in chief.” That could be accomplished by ignoring the president’s orders or slowing them by questioning whether they were issued legally.
To his credit, General Milley at the Pentagon appears to have made no such commitments. Unless the cabinets invoke the 25th Amendment or congress convicts Mr. Trump through impeachment in both the house and senate, it is unconstitutional to defy legal orders from the commander in chief. Yet, Nancy Pelosi wants to do it anyway and would do so if not checked by constitutional leadership.
“As long as President Trump is commander in chief, then one of the highest-priority missions the military has is maintaining connectivity between him and the nuclear arsenal, and I expect that is what they are doing and will continue to do until Inauguration Day,” said Peter D. Feaver, a professor of political science at Duke University who has studied the armed forces.
“This is a good example of people asking the military to solve a problem that is not the military’s to solve,” he added. “If Congress believes that President Trump should not have access to the nuclear codes, then Congress has the capacity to make that happen through impeachment.”
This gives you insight into the corrupted minds of establishment politicians. They do not care about the sanctity of the Constitution or the principles it uniquely enshrines for Americans. If you give them the power, they will seek to undermine every constitutional principle imaginable. It is quite reasonable to believe that people like Pelosi would seek to appoint generals who would allow them to commit such unconstitutional acts while, at the same time, trying to rewrite constitutional rules to codify their theft of America’s principles.
Call me crazy, but I highly doubt the military will go along with this.
Hope Nugget #1: Rudy Giuliani Calls on President Trump to “Declassify Everything!” — What’s He Waiting For?
Rudy Giuliani went on with Steve Bannon on The War Room on Friday. The former New York City Mayor said President Trump “owes it to his supporters” to declassify everything before he leaves office.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said President Donald Trump owes it to his supporters to declassify everything before he leaves office.
Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, told former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on a podcast Friday that the president ought to go on a reclassification spree because there’s “no longer any reason to try to create some kind of harmony.”
“At many times, I thought he was ready to do it, and many times it was blocked by, I have to assume, the force that we now call the ‘deep state,’” Giuliani said.
“I think he owes it, not just to MAGA, he owes it to the American people to put it out,” Giuliani said.
Hope Nugget #2: Impeachment Noise May Just be Noise and Theater
Though I’d hate to even mention it again, there’s more information worth considering in relation to this whole 2nd impeachment push
The Constitution permits impeachment and removal of the president for “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”In an Op-ed @ the Epoch Times Robert Natelson laid out his understanding of the situation:
There’s no reasonable claim that President Donald Trump’s speech, which largely focused on disputed, but credible, claims of election irregularities, was treasonous or involved a bribe. And in the absence of proof of deliberate incitement to riot, it wasn’t a “high Crime.”
So, as in the former Trump impeachment, the only potential basis for removal from office would be commission of a “high … Misdemeanor.” (We know from founding-era evidence that in the Constitution the adjective “high” modifies “Misdemeanor” as well as “Crime.”)
The previous impeachment proceedings were marked by a debate over the meaning of the phrase “high misdemeanor.” Each of the four academic experts who testified at the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee offered their own definitions. The prosecutors and the president’s defense team offered their own definitions, too.
This disagreement reflected an academic dispute that had been going on for many years. Based on incomplete surveys of the founding-era record and on British impeachment trials, researchers had reached very different conclusions about the meaning of “high misdemeanor.”
Unfortunately, however, almost no researcher (including me) had thought to examine the sources that might define the phrase authoritatively. Those sources were 18th century English and American law books.
The Constitution is first and foremost a legal document—the “supreme Law of the Land.” Most of its framers were lawyers, as were most of those who explained it to the general public. Moreover, at the time the American general public was unusually knowledgeable about law.
Thus, if the phrase “high misdemeanors” had a clear legal meaning and no other clear meaning, then we would expect the legal meaning to control. In this respect, the phrase “high misdemeanors” would be like other recognized legal terms in the Constitution: “Habeas Corpus,” “Equity,” “bail,” “Privileges and Immunities,” and so forth.
The Trump impeachment proceedings inspired me to undertake a comprehensive survey of founding-era legal sources to see if “high misdemeanors” had a defined legal meaning. If it did, that would resolve the long-standing debate.
In constitutional research, the sources frequently don’t yield overwhelming, one-sided evidence for an indisputable result. But it happened here. I was very surprised by this outcome, which contradicted what I had written previously. Nevertheless, I quickly admitted my mistake and duly published (pdf) the new findings.
It turns out that “high misdemeanor” was in fact a precisely defined legal term: It meant “serious crimes not meriting the death penalty.”
Here’s the background:
In 18th century England and America, the legal word “misdemeanor” technically included all crimes of any level of gravity. The most serious misdemeanors were denominated felonies (or high crimes). Felonies traditionally were punishable by death. The most serious felony was treason, and a person convicted of treason usually suffered a particularly horrible death: a man was drawn and quartered; a woman was drawn and burnt.
Lesser felonies—at common law there were nine of them—traditionally were punished by hanging. Examples are murder, rape, burglary, and robbery. (Happily, I can report that by the time of the founding, first offenders often received more lenient sentences.)
Serious offenses other than treason and felony were punished by prison time and by heavy fines rather than by death. These offenses included, among others, bribery, attempted murder, assisting a duel, certain kinds of blackmail, and so forth. Offenses in this category were called great misdemeanors, great misprisions, or high misdemeanors.
Lesser offenses were simply called “misdemeanors.”
This criminal-law usage arose in England, but it was followed in America as well. For example, in my research I uncovered several congressional statutes passed in the 1790s that designated serious crimes as “high misdemeanors” and imposed penalties accordingly. As in England, Congress labeled lesser crimes merely as “misdemeanors.”
So a “high misdemeanor” was a serious crime not meriting the death penalty. The icing on the cake from this conclusion was that it resolved some other questions that had puzzled scholars as well. And it explained the structure of the Constitution’s Impeachment Clause: the words “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” provide one example of a high crime (treason), one example of a high misdemeanor (bribery), and include generic clauses covering other crimes in the same two categories.
Observe what is excluded from the grounds for impeachment. Congress may not impeach and remove for a minor crime. Nor may it do so because an officer is reckless, negligent, or has obnoxious political opinions. The constitutional penalty for those breaches is, for lesser officers, removal by the president and, for the president and vice-president, re-election defeat.
It’s significant that in the biennium since these findings were published, no scholar has even attempted to rebut them. Nor can they be convincingly rebutted, given the volume and consistency of the evidence.
While the debate over the meaning of the term continued, the House of Representatives could reasonably assume that non-criminal behavior could constitute a “high misdemeanor.” But that’s no longer true. Now we can say unequivocally that whatever you may think of the president’s speech, it’s not a basis for impeachment.
Hope Nugget #3: Huge Military Presence in DC
6,000 National Guard members are starting to arrive in Washington DC under the pretense that there is an emergency situation happening at the Capitol, and I’m sure we’re all thinking the same thing… the storm clouds are gathering.
National Guard troops from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York are all starting to deploy to DC right now. It’s reported that the troops will remain in DC for the next 30 days. DC currently looks like their preparing for a battle with all the fences and bunkers surrounding Federal buildings.
All together, 6,200 Guard members have been activated, and are expected to arrive in D.C. over the next few days. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson said Friday that he has also reached out to all the other states, asking them what capabilities they might be able to contribute, if needed.
So far, McCarthy said, they are going to have 850 National Guard members on the Capitol grounds, doing 12-hour shifts, as well as 90 more at various checkpoints. He said there has also been a request from the Park Police for a 150-person quick reaction force, which is likely to be approved. And he said other requests are pouring in.
National Guard leaders from nearby states said their troops are well trained, equipped and prepared for the deployment to D.C. They said their soldiers will deploy to D.C. with all their equipment and weapons, and it will be up to the local commanders to determine if the troops will be authorized to carry them, depending on their specific task or situation.
The Defense Department at the Pentagon is the one that called for the troops to come to DC.
The Defense Department has formally activated roughly 6,200 members of the National Guard from six northeastern states to help support the Capitol Police and other law enforcement in Washington in the wake of the deadly riot Wednesday that rocked the U.S. Capitol.
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller signed orders activating the National Guard from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland for up to 30 days. A defense official said the goal is to have Guard members help secure the U.S. Capitol and the surrounding area through the Jan. 20 inauguration.
Trump Approves National Emergency Declaration in Washington DC
In a development yesterday, the 11th of January, Trump approved the request by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to declare a national emergency.
Bowser asked for additional security for the inauguration on the 20th, due to unrest that occurred on the 6th. Bowser called the event an “unprecedented terrorist attack.”
The mainstream media and many congressmen and women are suggesting that the protesters are terrorists and that Trump should be impeached for “inciting an insurrection.”
Hope Nugget 4#: Trump Likely Wanted the Military in the Capitol
For what’s worth, I (Justin) suspect that Trump and the patriots knew this would happen.
There’s good reason to suspect Trump knew the deep state would send Antifa agent provocateurs to the Capitol that day so that any unlawful activity would be blamed on Trump and his supporters.
Why would Trump want this or let it happen?
Because of what Bowser did: she demanded a military presence there.
If Trump and the alliance are going to move on making sweeping arrests of the deep state, as they claim the prize of the coup made possible by one of the biggest rigged elections in history, a military presence would be needed.
How this mass arrest scenario plays out is anyone’s guess. Here’s an excerpt from the above article for your consideration.
Many believe, Trump and the patriots that promised to drain the swamp have not given up. As a matter of fact, what’s unfolding now is likely part of a plan set in motion years ago. The next few days and weeks will be earth-shattering for the deep state.
An anon on 8Kun posted this synopsis.
Anon, I think I see it.
POTUS speech on Thursday: Smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power”
Today: I won’t be attending the inauguration January 20th.
I believe he’s planning on handing off power to a third party military tribunal.
We may be without an elected President for a period of time.
The President cannot hand off to a Chinese asset of he will break his oath of office.
I don’t believe he’ll do that.
What he can do is handoff to a sort of caretaker military government that will be charged with sorting out the election and prosecuting the traitors.
He’ll be completely out of power so nobody can claim that he’s running a coup.
Insulated and at undisclosed locations.
Things to Consider
After the event on the 6th this past week, Trump went to Camp David, where POTUS’ have been known to meet with military generals to strategize and plan.
Trump exhausted all civil and constitutional options. What this means is that the elected officials that are meant to act as checks and balances against corruption and insurrection ignored the verified and proven fraud of the 2020 election, wherein Biden tried to steal the office of President with the help of the mainstream media.
Trump et al had to give officialdom the chance to do the right thing and honor their oaths of office to the constitution of the United States of America. The last attempt was on January 6th when Pence and the joint session of Congress could have correctly recognized the fraud and refused to count the votes of states where their elections were unconstitutional—they refused.
Every single one of the officials who participated in the Biden coup are guilty of treason. And all those in the media who knowingly participated are guilty of sedition and treason.
As the anon states, if Trump knowingly went along with a transition to a Biden administration, he would be in violation of his oath of office and the constitution, making him guilty of treason as well.
This one way he can manae all this: find a way to avoid handing power to Biden while not appearing as a dictator himself.
The solution? Handoff power to the military and completely step aside.
Within law, the principle of clean hands states “who comes into equity must come with clean hands”—which means that one bringing suit or seeking justice cannot have committed wrongdoing. Here, Trump has in fact done no wrong, but public perception, via the deep state-controlled mainstream media, has created the impression that he has.
If Trump used the power of the POTUS to declare an insurrection himself, the media would use this to validate their claim he is trying to steal the election and overstep the constitution. He can avoid this by handing off power to a third party military tribunal, which is explicitly tasked with restoring the rule of law and the peace in times of an emergency.
Trump also benefits by removing any appearance of a conflict of interest. If he remained in office, and then declared an emergency and activated the powers of the Insurrection Act, he would be an interested party as the coup directly affects him. By stepping aside, and conveying powers to the military, he would be a nonactor and out of the game. This would allow the coup actors to be dealt with and the military to remain in power as stewards, completely invalidating any idea that Trump was just trying to gain more power—which is essential if the people are to accept the events to come.
Consider then, that the basis of declaring an insurrection would now be the events surrounding the election fraud itself of which he is a part of the story, but not someone who can directly benefit.
The military, in this scenario, would:
act to arrest the guilty players,
reveal the evidence to the public,
restore law and order by appointing interim officeholders for any vacancies created by the arrests,
and effectively act as leaders of the nation during the process.
After this rounding up the bad guys period, the military would want to find the most viable person to occupy the office of POTUS to fully restore the constitutional republic once again. This would ideally be someone who already has the will of the people. Given the fact Trump was the true winner of the 2020 election, this puts Trump at the top of the list.
Or, it’s possible that Trump’s job is done. And a new leader would be selected or another election would take place. Some suspect that General Michael Flynn would be a good candidate if Trump is not a viable option.
Either way, the primary mission of taking out the deep state, restoring the constitutional republic, and showing the people how deep the corruption went would be achieved.
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The Hope we crave is all around us if we only dare to embrace the truth with a whole heart and discerning mind.
We privileged citizens of the western world tend to overlook one another’s character and rely more on our preconceived notions, making judgments based on appearance, lifestyle, even the music each other listen to. You might see a gal rocking a shaved head or a dude with purple hair and think to yourself “Oh they look alternative, they MUST be a liberal”. This may be true for most young folks attaching themselves to things they don’t fully understand, but you might be surprised what some of the actual punk rock pioneers have to say about modern politics.
Many are drawn to the genre out of a desperate desire to fit-in somewhere in a society that feels so broken and stale. The underground (non-mainstream) community emerged as a result of working class angst and the frustrations many youth were feeling about economic inequality, the bourgeois hypocrisy and neglect of working people and their struggles. The culture also dealt heavily in concepts such as rebellion, anti-authoritarianism, individualism, free thought, discontent and featured an array of ideologies; however, the decidedly pop-culture “punks” of today tend to gravitate more toward dissociated fascism, mob conformity, and the suppression of dissension by threat of violence. The “Array of ideologies” has been seemingly reduced to a single outlook after years of exponential indoctrination via college campuses, television, music, and really just “pop culture” in general. Today, more than ever, people have the tendency to build their entire persona after a certain look or life-style, without going beyond the surface level to learn about the culture behind the look. The punks of yesterday loathed the corporatocracy and its legacy media; today, they’d rather defend these corporations over the dwindling sovereignty of their own countries.
In the music world, most acts tend to be at their most pure before the corporate influence comes in and taints it all. This isnt always the case, and there is much that can be gained from access to better producers, but not all of them care about artistic vision. Take Hip-Hop for example, in the beginning the horizon was broad and the possibilities seemed limitless. In less than a decade the labels, agents, social trend strategists have set the message. Instead of rapping about community, muslim faith, or romance, the message is more focused on Violence, criminality and excess – all of which feed the “War on Drugs” and the prison industrial complex money machine.
One of the greatest sins for any aspiring punk rocker or underground hip-hop artist was “selling-out” to a label or corporation, Yet the neoliberal would-be “punks” of today rely on the corporate media and their favorite talking heads to tell them how to feel, what to think, and who to be. Ever wonder why you hear the same songs on the radio all the time? Here’s how the concept of “selling out” works from a musical standpoint in 2020: Major record companies pay radio stations thousands of dollars to play their records, That’s why you rarely, if ever, hear independent music on commercial radio. The record labels pay middlemen (independent radio promoters), referred to as “indies” who in turn pass on some of that money to radio stations (they get a portion too), which accordingly play what the promoters ask/tell them to. In exchange for paying the stations an annual promotion budget ($100,000 for a medium-size market), the indie becomes the station’s exclusive indie and gets paid by the record companies every time that station adds a new song. (yes, even your precious indie promoters are part of the system by design, if anyone actually believes the independent music scene is all self regulated they are sorely mistaken. Don’t take it personally, It’s just business!)
As per Bomb Hip-Hop.com:
“The truth is that big business controls the types of music and artists that get exposure and become popular. The record industry is a $14 billion dollar business. The five major record labels; Sony, Universal, BMG, EMI and Time Warner dominate 85% of the market when it comes to sales of Compact Discs. Leaving only 15% for the hundreds of independent record labels and thousands of artists out there. And when indies get too big or an artist starts making noise these major companies usually pick up the artist or label. This way they control the artist/label, get a percentage of the sales and keep competition to a minimum.”
This sort of thing isn’t exclusive to the music industry, believe it or not this is exactly how the news works as well. It’s funny that the quote mentions EMI, our first Punk-rock Trump Supporter has had an extensive history with the label…
Johnny (Rotten) Lyndon
The Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd icon John Lydon, AKA Johnny Rotten, has unequivocally confirmed his support for President Donald Trump in a recent interview.
“I’d be daft as a brush not to, he’s the only sensible choice now that Biden is up — he’s incapable of being the man at the helm.”
But doesn’t mean the punk figurehead won’t change his stripes if he feels he’s proven otherwise.
“If I’m wrong, I’m highly capable of correcting that,” Lydon added. “I’ve done that many times and I’ve had to. That’s why I love debate and conversation, because you learn from it. Don’t become entrenched in one opinion and get stuck there forever.”
John Lydon giving his take on BREXIT and Trump:
Fellow UK provocateur Riacky Gervais offers his own personal take on the singers actions:
In 2017 Glenn Danzig voiced his support of Trump’s “Travel Ban”
In an interview with the LA Times in 2017 he was quoted as saying:
“It’s really not a travel ban,” Danzig says. “When you walk into the country, we want to see who you are and what you’re doing. Well, when I go to every country right now, they look at me and they see whether I can come in or not. And I’ve been turned away from Canada and other places before. Where’s my protest? Where’s my parade?”
In response to Danzig’s statement, a writer at the popular Music blog and daily internet publication Sterogum sarcastically retorted: “Yes, because that’s totally the same thing. But hey, at least he’s pro-choice!” neglecting the fact that there are many far more nefarious things going on at the border besides immigration as well as highlighting Danzig’s ability to see beyond partisanship to support certain decisions made by the administration.
Instead of opposing the whole system, now we see that over recent decades (coinciding with establishment infiltration) niches have been taken up within the establishment system punk rock once sought to break free of. In the Bush Jr. era Age of Anti-Flag and Bad Religion to fit in I had to be a democrat and into anarcho-communism or “social anarchy” which sounds nice on paper to somebody who was raised under a negatively polarized capitalist system instead of negatively polarized communist or socialist systems. A spiraling battle ensues between capitalists and communists over which system is better and not considering that like a computer’s operating system, whether its a MAC or a PC or LINUX it depends on how the system is used and regardless which system is chosen a level of trust is being heavily placed upon whoever sits at the helm. In modern times, when every society on earth is being lied to routinely by their own national intelligence agencies, it’s hard to be certain either system won’t be used as an opportunity in the minds of the cold and calculating types who steer our world from the confines of international foreign policy think-tanks.
The hostile, hardcore anti-conservative stigma of modern Punk Rock probably has Joey Ramone’s desiccated carcuss barrel-rolling in his grave. In an interview with Newsmaxtv, drummer and last surviving member Marky Ramone reminisces on political debate while touring the country in their Ford Econoline.
“Johnny was a conservative and Joey was a liberal… So the arguments would go back and forth about why, what for, what’s the reason, you know the usual generalized stuff, but then they would get very specific.
Marky said he and his bandmates — none of whom were related although they all used the name “Ramone” — knew the value of having the freedom to debate, and they loved it.
“That’s the country we live in, thank God, and we’re able to do that. So I respect people’s politics,” he said.
It’s understandable Thinking “if it’s new it will be better than what we’ve got” assuming that if things were to change the powers that be would simply relinquish control instead of using the opportunity to enhance control under the guise of a rebranded political “revolution” with a top-dollar marketing campaign.
Just about every alternative subculture/counterculture has been thoroughly infiltrated, absorbed, and commercialized in some form or another. Nothing of cultural significance remains organic and sacred for long without drawing the attention of that thing, the very thing many of these counter cultures sprang up in opposition-of to begin with. The thing has had many names: the Establishment, Corporate America, the financial elite, the 1%, Big Brother, the Man, etc. Nothing is allowed to grow naturally in the collective mind without being sucked into the big-money maelstrom of sh-t. It is the gruesome marriage between wide-reaching, international corporate conglomerates, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Military Industrial Complex, Hollywood, and Big Tech; all of which are propping up Biden (somebody who has been complicit in this nations atrocities over the last several decades) as their savior.
Those who’ve lived punk/hardcore as a way of life might have a better understanding where I’m going with this than those who’ve simply attached themselves to the scene as a fashion statement, It seeps into your being and stays with you long after growing past wacky hairstyles and denim vests, at least this has been my experience.
Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the White House.
The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the matter.
Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots. It can be used in powder, pellet, mist or acid form. If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failure of the liver, spleen and kidneys, and death by collapse of the circulatory system.
The package appeared to come from Canada, according to officials who spoke to The Wall Street Journal.
About the Author
Cristina began writing for The Gateway Pundit in 2016 and she is currently the Associate Editor.
Donald Trump is not the first president to face down a deep-state cabal, that is, an unelected oligarchy of shadowy figures who wielded enormous power while being unaccountable to the American public. The first was President Andrew Jackson, who faced down the Bank of the United States in the 1820s and 1830s; then as now, the deep state has apparently included a significant financial element. Trump’s top economic aide Lawrence Kudlow said it last October: “I don’t want to get into a lot of Fed bashing,” but “their models are highly flawed. The deep state board staff, of course, has not been very helpful — oops, did I say that?”
Yes, he did. And whatever the actual role of the Federal Reserve in the coup attempt against Trump, there is no doubt that some have been sounding warnings about it since at least 1931 – people in a position to know.
As Rating America’s Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute Disaster explains, the Federal Reserve was established in December 1913, during the “progressive” Woodrow Wilson administration. But the Fed was just a new version of the same Bank of the United States that Jackson fought: a private corporation that kept the public treasury. Its foes argued that it was dangerous to turn power over the public funds to an oligarchy of private financiers, since the possibility for corruption, and for a de facto second government developed by buying favors until large enough to challenge the government of the United States, was immense.
Yet as far as Wilson was concerned, that was by design. Late in the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, the Knickerbocker Trust Company was failing, leading to a significant economic downturn, the Panic of 1907. Banking baron J. P. Morgan stepped in to aid banks that were failing and thus minimize the crisis. Wilson, at that time the president of Princeton University, showed a taste for authoritarian government, writing: “All this trouble could be averted if we appointed a committee of six or seven public-spirited men like J. P. Morgan to handle the affairs of our country.”
In establishing the Federal Reserve System, the nation went a long way toward doing just that. Wilson’s support for it contradicted his assurances during his 1912 campaign that he was opposed to a central bank. He declared:
A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men who, even if their action be honest and intended for the public interest, are necessarily concentrated upon the great undertakings in which their own money is involved and who necessarily, by very reason of their own limitations, chill and check and destroy genuine economic freedom.
Yet Wilson’s opposition to a central bank proved to be as hollow a claim as Wilson’s reelection slogan, “He Kept Us out of War,” would prove to be when the U.S. entered World War I on the flimsiest of pretexts. The Federal Reserve Act placed various regional Federal Reserve banks in private hands, controlled by a central board that was appointed by the president. The central board was supposed to prevent the growth of a moneyed oligarchy that would exercise undue control over the American political process, which was exactly what Jackson and Tyler had decried about the nineteenth-century bank.
But the board itself came to be dominated by those oligarchs, and once again, the public funds were in the control of a small number of people who had not been elected by the American people. If anyone was responsible for an enormous concentration of power “in the hands of a few men,” it was Wilson.
Rating America’s Presidents recounts that no less a luminary than William Gibbs McAdoo, who was Wilson’s treasury secretary when the Federal Reserve came into existence, sounded the alarm about the Federal Reserve in his memoirs, which were published in 1931. Wrote McAdoo: “The fact is that there is a serious danger of this country becoming a plutodemocracy; that is, a sham republic with the real government in the hands of a small clique of enormously wealthy men, who speak through their money, and whose influence, even today, radiates to every corner of the United States.” For this, he could thank Wilson and the Federal Reserve Act.
That’s the same danger the U.S. faces today: becoming a sham republic with the real government in the hands of a small clique. It is because Donald Trump stands in between that clique and unchallenged hegemony that he is so fervently hated today.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the head of the House Intelligence Committee, said a new whistleblower has come forward, alleging suppression of intelligence reports on Russian election interference.
“We’ve received a whistleblower complaint alleging DHS suppressed intel reports on Russian election interference, altered intel to match false Trump claims and made false statements to Congress,” he wrote on Wednesday afternoon. “This puts our national security at risk.”
Schiff said, “We will investigate.”
Schiff, who was the main architect of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump late last year, alleged that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and White House officials suppressed the reports. He said that former Intelligence and Analysis Acting Under Secretary Brian Murphy filed a whistleblower reprisal complaint at the DHS’s Office of Inspector General.
“The whistleblower retaliation complaint filed by former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Brian Murphy outlines grave and disturbing allegations that senior White House and Department of Homeland Security officials improperly sought to politicize, manipulate, and censor intelligence in order to benefit President Trump politically,” he added. “This puts our nation and its security at grave risk.”
The White House has not responded to a request for comment.
A panel headed by former special counsel Robert Mueller found that Trump’s campaign did not collude with Moscow in the leadup to the 2016 elections. After that, Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice Michael Horowitz found there were 17 significant errors and omissions, and in March 2020, he found there were “apparent errors or inadequately supported facts” in about two dozen FBI wiretap applications—similar to those that were used to surveil former Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, which is overseen by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, found that China, not Russia, poses the greatest threat to election security in 2020.
“Beijing recognizes its efforts might affect the presidential race,” Evanina said on July 24.
“The American public has a role to play in securing the election, particularly in maintaining vigilance against foreign influence,” Evanina said. “At the most basic level, we encourage Americans to consume information with a critical eye, check out sources before reposting or spreading messages, practice good cyber hygiene and media literacy, and report suspicious election-related activity to authorities.”
Schiff’s comments also come after Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Aug. 30 that it is necessary to scale back election security briefings due to congressional leaks.
Ratcliffe said on Fox News that he had been frequently briefing “not just the oversight committees but every member of Congress.” But, he said, “within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a number of members of Congress went to a number of different outlets and leaked classified information for political purposes.”
The top intelligence official added that it is designed “to create a narrative that simply isn’t true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China.”
“I don’t mean to minimize Russia. They are a serious national security threat, but day in, day out, the threats that we face from China are significantly greater,” Ratcliffe added. “Anyone who says otherwise is just politicizing intelligence for their own narrative.”
Schiff, however, said over the weekend that China does not pose a greater threat than Russia, responding to a comment from Attorney General William Barr, who made the assertion.
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