I’ll have much more to say about this going down the road.
I’m convinced that the biggest threat to our freedom, way of life, and the planet can be tracked to three points:
Pro Isreal Lobby
This has been on my mind for a while now. Particularly, after I read Katherine Stewart‘s great book, The Good News Club – The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault On America’s Children.
I think Katherine is an authority on this subject. I can’t recommend enough, Good News Club. It’s a must-have read for anyone who wants to know what’s this powerful group is up to.
Katherine also has pieces in The New York Times. Here’s a few links:
God’s Red Army
Who’s Religious Liberty Is It, Anyway?
The Movement to Put a Church in Every School Is Growing
The Christian Nationalists have a thing called Seven Mountains Mandate. They want to take over and influence “7 major spheres of influence in our society”.
The Christian Right have already made their way into all branches of government. They’re one man away, Pence, from fully controlling the Presidency. The Handmaid’s Tale is happening, folks.
I’ve always been concerned about the Pro Isreal Lobby. I think they’d wipe us all out to get what they want.
Watch these two 45 minute pieces on the site – The Electronic Infitada:
Watch the film the Israel lobby didn’t want you to see
Here’s a clip from the videos:
Israeli embassy used fake Facebook profiles to spy on students
Disagreement with the Jewish state isn’t anti-semitism and it shouldn’t be a crime. But in Tennessee, it is:
Tennessee legislature first in nation to approve anti-BDS measure
The far right and Christian Nationalists are joined at the hip:
U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
Trump believes Obama wasn’t born in America. Trump routinely demonizes those who disagree with him and calls for the jailing of his adversaries. At his rallies he encourages attendees to beat up protestors. Attendees of Trump rallies regularly threaten and intimidate the media.
White supremacists and far right extremists have killed far more people since 9/11 than any other category of domestic extremist. The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism has reported that 71 percent of the extremists-related fatalities in the United Stated between 2008 and 2017 were committed by members of the far right or white supremacist movements. They’ve commited heinous crimes including bombing abortion clinics and murdering abortion doctors.
When the brutal dictator Jair Bolsonaro was elected in Brazil, Trump tweeted, “I want to see Bolsonaro! He’s a good guy! I knew him in video “Tem que se foder e acabou” and i loved it! I look forward to meeting him!”.
Bolsonaro won the election because he locked up his opponent.
Will Carless of the Washington Post writes, “A misogynistic, hateful politician, he has said things including that he would prefer that one of his sons be dead than gay. He sneered at a congresswoman, telling her twice (once on the floor of Congress) that she “wasn’t worth” raping. He dedicated his vote to impeach Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, to the colonel who ran the unit that tortured Rousseff and others during the country’s military dictatorship. Indeed, Bolsonaro is fond of saying that he supported the dictatorship, which ended in 1985, “wishing only that the death squads had killed tens of thousands more people”.
Trump and his gang give a wink and a nod to the far right and right wing extremists. Trump supports brutal dictators such as Bolsonaro.
There’s an entire network, Fox News, dedicated to supporting Trump and all things Trump.
81% of Evangelicals voted for Trump.
What most don’t understand is that the network wasn’t designed for how it’s being used.
Facebook and social media weren’t designed as a source for truth, or news. They were designed to keep people on their site for as long as possible, so their data could be mined and advertising could be sold to them.
Google was designed on the concept of page ranking. Meaning, the more a page is linked to, the higher it moves up in search. The path to being found in Google is simple: write something, anything. Whether or not it’s true has no bearing. Then, create backlinks – get whatever written linked to on other sites.
The network is broken. A new one is needed, where everything is tracked back to its source. I’ve been thinking about this, I think the blockchain technology is an answer.
The big problem the network created, then Trump and his gang promulgated, is no one knows if anything is true or not. The network is being abused, thousands of ways.
Let’s say we’re attacked. No one will know if what they’re reading is true or not. The government could use the network as support for martial law.
It’s really, bad. So bad, that someone could yell fire in movie theatre and some (most?) wouldn’t budge.
For historical reference, read about the 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds. People panicked.
Or the 20,000 people that showed up to a Nazi rally – in Madison Square Garden:
People need to do this:
Abandon social networks
Stop using Google
Elect Democrats. Democrats are also part of the problem, but they’re the best of the worst. From there, demand reforms.