“Professor Noam Chomsky has a stark prediction for the future of humanity if the US refuses to cooperate with other countries:
“It is absolutely necessary for the great powers to cooperate if there’s going to be any hope for survival,” he explains. “China, the US, Russia, they have to be cooperating on the major issues of the day: climate, nuclear war, pandemics. You work on them together or you all fall over the cliff together.”
And while cooperation sounds like a smart idea, Chomsky doubts the US will go along.
“The US orders allies to follow its rules-based international order while China calls for the UN-based international order. And the US doesn’t accept that for a very good reason: the UN rules out US foreign policy explicitly. The UN charter bans the threat or use of force in international affairs. Can you think of a US president who hasn’t engaged in a threat or use of force?”
This sparks an analysis of US censorship and how the government can suppress the truth without throwing us in gulags.
“Read things carefully that do come out: the Washington Post had a long, comprehensive article in which they reviewed in great detail the background for the war. Nothing in it about possible negotiations. They don’t want it on the agenda.”
Plus, subscribe for the extended interview in which Noam Chomsky explains his worst fear if the Republicans take control of Congress, calls out politicians who oppose forgiving student loans, and criticizes the underwhelming US response to climate change.
It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.
0:31 Four basic food groups of news
14:18 Noam Chomsky interview”
“Harry Miller is a former police officer and CEO of the Bad Law Project and Fair Cop, organisations that aim to depoliticise democratic institutions, and support those facing discrimination for their political beliefs. Miller appeared on TRIGGERnometry in January 2020 after he was investigated by police over a poem that he’d posted on Twitter. The police officer told Miller, “I need to check your thinking.”
I still think there’s something really off, when even this guy is saying it’s fine for the law to come down hard on someone, for “expressing grossly obscene things at direct targets”.
…It’s like he’s hung up on the technicalities of how it’s implemented…but the very existence of such a ghastly law, and the damage it inflicts, goes right over his head…
People should have a right to be mouthy a-holes, without the government rushing in and damaging them for it…Being an a-hole still falls under the free speech principle…
…And, no…I’m not implying a-holes have a right to avoid public consequence…I’m saying that a-holes being nasty, saying mean things, is not an appropriate field for law enforcement to be policing, or judges to be sentencing.
“DC Comics day of reckoning seems to be upon us, according to YouTuber Wes from Thinking Critical. He’s reporting that David Zaslav has turned his attention to the comic book publishing arm of DC and that the company wants sales and accounting numbers NOW. Former DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver is reporting his royalty checks are very late, which is NEVER a good sign. What will be left of DC by the time Zaslav the Impaler is done with it?”
“Mike Lindell is still ranting and raving about election fraud that he can’t support with any evidence, but he made a claim this week that is even more outlandish than anything he’s ever said. Lindell claimed that ALL of the votes in the state of Utah were somehow “criminal,” and then said that “no one votes in Utah.” The man appears to be completely off his rocker at this point, as Farron Cousins explains.
*This transcript was auto-generated. Please excuse any typos.
You know, I’ve long thought that MyPillow CEO, Mike Linde lost his touch or lost his grip on reality, I should say a long time ago. Right? Once he started going full blown election, denier reality was just out the window at that point. And every time he comes out with either a new cyber symposium or, you know, new things on Frank’s speech, Linde, TV, whatever it is, he just always seems a little bit crazier to me than the time before. But this week, following of course, his failure of an event this past weekend, Mike Linde came out and said something that I can only describe as absolutely insane. So here is Mike Linda Dell with this new again, in my opinion, insane conspiracy theory, take a look
Me, you know, I believe you have the CCP, the globalists, the unit party. I believe it’s all one, just happy family. And, and, uh, and we showed it on, on all the 50 states. You get to Utah where there’s no, um, one, uh, day, day election. It’s all Mailin is pure crime. Nobody votes in Utah. Nobody, Brandon, it’s all just made up because,
So it’s a big grand conspiracy. You’ve got the, the uni party, um, all of these other like new world order types, I guess. And somehow in addition to all of those, doing whatever it is, he’s trying to say, they’re doing, you also have the state of Utah where every vote is fraudulent. Every single vote in Utah is criminal. It’s not real, nobody votes in Utah, nobody every vote in the state of Utah was fake. So what does that mean? That every vote is fake because I would love for him to kind of expand upon that idea. Does that mean that none of the register voters voted and that all of the other votes that went there were just made up by election workers? Or are you saying that every vote that was cast was actually opposite of what was recorded? You know, I, I, I really would like some clarification on this. Again, insane conspiracy theory.
I’m not a mental health professional, and I don’t mean to sound like an ableist at all. So please forgive me if, if that’s how this is coming across, but I personally believe, and you may have a different opinion. This is just mine. That there’s something wrong with him. I genuinely believe at this point that there’s something wrong with Mike Linde and he needs very serious mental help. Cuz this is going beyond just trying to use these claims of election fraud to sell pillows, even though in that clip, right? There’s a little pillow promo code right at the bottom. I think he’s gone too far down that rabbit hole, even if he were pretending to begin with. I think now he’s bought into his own delusions that he was selling to the rest of the public that even he can’t distinguish fiction from reality to say that every single vote in Utah was, was fraudulent.
That’s nuts. Okay. In my opinion, a normal person, wouldn’t say something like that. Even some of the crazier election deniers out there, haven’t gone as far as to say an entire state is fraudulent. Not to mention the fact, by the way you moron that if every vote in Utah were fraudulent, wouldn’t that mean that Trump didn’t win Utah and that all those other Republicans who won in that red state didn’t win. And that it is in fact, a blue state now suddenly, is that what you’re trying to tell us? Cuz none of it makes any sense because again, I personally believe he’s not all there. Like I personally believe that again. That’s just my opinion. Perhaps you have a different one, but what I’m seeing coming outta that man, to me, it is not normal and he needs help and he needs help fast because his problems that he’s kicking around in his head there are causing very real problems here in the United States.”
Maybe Mike hates himself, and is just trying to destroy himself and everything he’s built?
…Or, maybe he’s tired of being forced to be responsible, and he wants others to take over his life…and being institutionalized [in a “corrections facility”] wasn’t so bad in his mind…so, how bad can a mental institution be?
It’s curious he’d pick deep mormon, deep republican Utah to “expose”…given they vote republican almost completely across the board…
…Utah chose Trump…And Mike says that was fraud…Hmmmm…
Maybe…Mike is saying the “secret” [out in the open “secret”] part out loud?
Honestly though…I think I trust the Utah elections system, given the history of Utah…the outcome is what you’d expect.
It seems Mike is just clueless, and making stuff up as he goes…I think he’s a liar…
Says a lot about Trumps “stolen election” campaign, given that Mike has been such a big player in it all…
…The other big players aren’t fairing to well, either.
“The history of movements against the U.S. government has deep roots on both the left and the right. Rachel Kleinfeld of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has covered the history of anti-government movements around the world.
Kleinfeld joins Reality Check’s John Avlon to discuss a dangerous shift happening in the U.S. as right-wing militia movements are rallying against the government to defend former president Donald Trump.”
“BREAKing News is a media criticism series by independent journalist Spencer Snyder exposing the broken nature of our corporate media—lies, hypocrisy, conflicts of interest, and more. SUBSCRIBE to Spencer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SpencerSnyder“
“The state of Georgia is now conducting a criminal investigation that is targeting Sidney Powell and other prominent members of Trump’s post-election team after it was revealed that they accessed voting data before it was handed over to the Secretary of State for the 2020 election. This move was possibly illegal, which is what the investigation is going to have to determine. Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
*This transcript was auto-generated. Please excuse any typos.
Several members of Donald Trump’s post-election team, including Sidney Powell are now under criminal investigation in the state of Georgia. After it was revealed earlier this week that these people, again, pretty much led by Sidney Powell, accessed, sensitive voting data in the state. Before that data could be turned over to the secretary of state to certify Georgia’s 20, 20 election results. And this is most likely illegal. And of course we say most likely because that’s what this criminal investigation is trying to sort out, right? Is it illegal to pay tens of thousands of dollars to a private company to illegally access voter data before the state even has that voting data? So they don’t know if you’ve changed it or not. We don’t know. Right? We don’t know if that’s illegal, apparently in the state of Georgia, even though it is illegal in the state of Georgia.
So here’s what happened. Um, Sidney Powell, and of course all these other little Trump acolytes, they hired a private firm, uh, Sullivan Strickler to go out there in the state of Georgia. And of course in Michigan Nevada to copy data from the voting machines, then the data was turned over to Sidney Powell. And we know that because Sullivan Strickler CEO, Paul Maggio on January 8th, 2021 sent an email to Sidney Powell saying, quote, Sidney, everything went smoothly yesterday with the coffee county collection, everyone involved was extremely helpful. We are consolidating all of the data collected and we’ll be uploading it to our secure site for access by your team. Hopefully we can take care of payment today. That payment of course, uh, was $26,000. And the data included, uh, from an election server voter check in computers and ballot memory cards is what Sullivan Strickler turned over to Sydney Powell.
But here’s the thing, right? It’s not just Sydney Powell. It’s not just the other Trump lawyers that were working on this. They hired the company, but then how does the company get the access, right? Just cuz you’re hired. Doesn’t mean you can go knock on the door and say, Hey, gimme your stuff. Unless you got somebody on the inside, cause you gotta have somebody on the other side of that door to let them in to have access to the machines. Well, and they did. And those of course were Republican election workers in the state of Georgia may be election officials, maybe be elected, maybe not elected, whatever it was. Those are individuals who are also likely going to be held criminally liable for what happened and not to downplay what Sidney Powell did. Seriously.
I hope she goes away for a long time. I think that’s what she deserves personally. But those officials who allowed this to even happen really are the biggest villains here. Right? And those are the ones we, we don’t even know their names yet. We don’t even know who these people are. We don’t know if they’re still working in elections offices in the state of Georgia, as we approach the midterms. I mean, hell, you’ve got parts of the country. Early voting is about to start. Mail-in voting is gonna begin. And these same people who allowed this contractor to just walk in the door, copy, whatever they wanted are likely still working in these same field offices in that state of Georgia. And the state of course has to do everything by the book. You know, I’m not gonna fault them for that. They’ve gotta carry out the investigation.
They can’t just go round up these people and arrest them, you know, right off the bat, unless they have evidence to do it. And they gotta gather the evidence first, but tick talk folks, you gotta get this done and you gotta get it done fast to get these people out of there before the midterms roll around. This is absolutely dangerous to have these individuals who valued Donald Trump winning more than they valued the sanctity of the elections. Hopefully everybody involved goes to jail. That’s what I wanna see in this situation, cuz this is dirty. This is deceitful. It is absolutely disgusting. And for the record, when they got the data again, not just from Georgia, they also got some from Michigan and got some from Nevada.”
“According to Rolling Stone, Donald Trump has been privately pushing the idea that the crazed MAGA supporter who attacked an FBI office in Ohio last week was actually a “false flag” operation. This is Trump’s attempt to deflect any blame away from himself for what is happening to his supporters and the frenzy that he has created by relentlessly attacking the FBI. Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
*This transcript was auto-generated. Please excuse any typos.
According to a new report from rolling stone. Donald Trump is apparently privately pushing the idea that the crazed Trump supporter, who attacked the FBI in Ohio last week and ended up getting himself killed in the process was somehow a false flag. Now, publicly, of course, Donald Trump has been very tight lipped about this particular individual. However, rolling stone is reporting that he is suggesting to the people behind the scenes that maybe this was in fact, a liberal plant. Somebody that went out there to try to make Donald Trump’s supporters look bad, you know, because it’s not like Trump supporters would ever do anything horrendous that would result in people getting killed. Right? I mean, there there’s literally no historical precedent for Trump supporters acting out of the ordinary after he Stokes the, uh, flames of fear and hatred. Right? Well, see that is exactly by the way, what Donald Trump is attempting to do.
Of course, assuming that this report is accurate and he is suggesting these kinds of things behind the scenes. However, it doesn’t matter because even if Donald Trump isn’t saying this suppose rolling stone sources are lying to them. What we do know is that there are plenty of online message boards with Donald Trump, uh, uh, subreddits. You see the posts on truth, social, you see ’em on Twitter conservatives, mega freaks, suggesting that this was a false flag operation in order for that to be true. Let’s think about what that would mean. That would mean you’d have to find a liberal who was effectively, you know, willing to get themselves killed in order to make Donald Trump’s supporters look bad, paying the ultimate price for minimum gain. Now I’m sorry, but I just don’t think that that is plausible in this country right now. Oh, we need to make Trump supporters look bad.
So I’m gonna go attack the FBI. I’m gonna get killed in the process. We all know that. Cuz if you attack a building filled with highly trained, armed individuals, you’re, you’re probably not gonna walk away from that, but yeah, totally gonna be worth it. Cuz then Trump supporters are finally gonna look bad, right? It’s not like we’ve had an entire summer of January 6th hearings that made Trump supporters look bad. No, no, no, no, no. This will be the one really get ’em. It makes no sense because it’s a complete fabrication folks. There is nothing that the liberals, Democrats, progressives, whoever need to do to make Trump’s supporters look bad. Okay, they’re doing a smash up job of that all by themselves. We don’t need to help them. But of course, Donald Trump wants to paint
It as such because he doesn’t wanna be associated with those nut jobs. The report also says that Donald Trump, again, privately is saying that this individual was just crazy. And honestly, I’m not gonna disagree with you on that point either you’d have to be wouldn’t you or you’d have to be so devoted to the cult, which is what these people are members of whether they want to admit it or not. It is a cult and they are willing to die for their dear leader, Donald Trump. They will do whatever it takes and they have proven that time and time again over the last six years, you know, not just January 6th, going back before that, when you had crazed Trump supporters, sending death threats to members of Congress, trying to drive a van, filled with explosives and ammunitions to CNN to kill the fake news people that are the enemy of the people. That’s who these people are. This is what they do. Liberals don’t need to hatch conspiracy theories to make them look bad because all we have to do is look at who’s out there and understand that these are dangerous. Deranged individuals, no conspiracy theories needed.”