The Dark Truth of Peanuts…
The Government STOLE A 93-Year-Old Woman’s House; Will SCOTUS Stop This ABUSIVE Practice?…
Woman whose claims led to Emmett Till’s lynching dies at 88…
Date: April 29, 2023
“Carolyn Bryant Donham – the woman who accused 14-year-old Emmett Till of making advances toward her – has died. Professor and cofounder of the Emmett Till Memory Project Davis Houck joins with more.”
I recall a similar case…where a guy had his elderly mother in a nursing home…and a reporter believing she was previously a guard at a nazi concentration camp, was trying to gain access to her for an interview…
It wasn’t entirely clear to me, if the belief was true or false…but that poor guy was pulling out his hair, trying to keep his mother safe from the fallout of such a public claim.
It has to be really hard on the families of these individuals…especially when it is clear they did something wicked, and deserved going to prison for it…yet they walked free.
A lot of people want to do their relative harm…but, that relative is vulnerable, is in the end stages of life [what are you going to do at this point?], and may not even remember what they did…They’re not genuinely the same person…and you cannot just let “mob justice” take them…
…And then…what happens in those cases, where the accusations and beliefs are just wrong?
Bernie BETRAYS Movement with Biden Endorsement…
Kshama Sawant VS AOC & The Fall Of Justice Democrats Project…
Matt Taibbi Reacts to Dems’ Prison Threat…
Date: April 29, 2023
“If you thought beef with Elon Musk and threats of imprisonment from Congress would stop Matt Taibbi from breaking more of “the biggest story” of his career, you underestimate the power of a Useful Idiot: Matt returned to the show this week to drop an explosive new Twitter Files.
What he and journalists Matt Orfalea and Andrew Lowenthal uncovered was Project Osprey, Twitter’s secretive method of categorizing threats to the establishment as Russian agents. Twitter had two different algorithmic lists of Russians: “A Priori Russians” and “Inferred Russians,” the latter including presidential candidate Jill Stein and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
“It’s another example,” Matt explains, “of how there’s lots of stuff in the Twitter Files that if the quote unquote “left” cared, there’s stuff pertaining to them.” The reports consistently show collaboration between media companies, private corporations, and the US government to control a narrative of information and censor whatever doesn’t fit into it.
As Collusion author (and “Buzzsaw” victim) Luke Harding wrote in his Orwellian view of the future of journalism: “Rivalry between media titles is a thing of the past. The future is collaboration, the hunt for evidence a shared endeavor.”
Matt translates: “What these people are really talking about when they’re making decisions about content, it’s not just a First Amendment violation, it’s not just an antitrust violation, it’s a complete demolition of the whole model of how democracy is supposed to work.”
And this, not Hunter Biden’s penis, is the underlying theme of all the Twitter Files: “It’s this collaboration between a tightly-knit group of insiders who have decided that they’re gonna do this thing together without the input of the public.”
For all the unprecedented revelations of government censorship and control, Matt can’t understand why no one in the mainstream media seems to care about the story: “In American history there’s never been a story like this.”
Watch the full interview with Matt Taibbi where he responds to the infamous Mehdi Hasan interview, spills some Elon gossip, and reports on a story you won’t hear in corporate media: the indictment of four U.S. citizens accused of being Russian agents for speaking out against the US government. It makes us wonder who’s next.
Plus, watch this week’s Thursday Throwdown: “Arm Taiwan to the teeth (for peace)”
And join the Absurd Arena live discussion board with Katie and Aaron every Tuesday at 12pm est in the Substack app.
1:51 The Four Food Groups of News
11:33 Matt Taibbi interview
12:36 Rep. Plaskett threatens jail time
17:48 New Twitter Files drop
24:25 MSNBC loves Hamilton68
33:22 Censoring Hunter Biden leaks
48:43 Matt responds to Mehdi Hasan, Elon gossip, & US indicts 4 Americans”
Indie News Network Posting Interview With Jimmy Dore & Kim Iversen Interview With RFK Jr. Censored…
Economic Update: The Emerging New World Economy…
Date: April 29, 2023
“[S13 E17] The Emerging New World Economy: A New Empire, a Multipolar World, or a Post-Capitalist System
Four key changes drive a new world economy emerging from the old. First is capitalism’s transition from neoliberal, globalizing to nationalistic capitalism. This includes the shift of capitalism’s center from western Europe and the US to Asia and the global south and also includes the deepening economic inequality inside most nations. Second is the end of the stale, old debate between private and state capitalism (misnamed as capitalism vs socialism) in favor of private + state capitalism hybrids. Third is the post-peak decline of the US empire. Fourth is the urgent question of what comes next: a new empire, a multipolar world, or a new post-capitalist system that replaces employer-employee workplace organizations (private and public) with democratically run worker cooperative organizations.
00:00 – 01:42 – Intro
01:43 – 08:57 – capitalism’s transition from neoliberal, globalizing to nationalistic capitalism
08:58 – 14:24 – private and state capitalism (misnamed as capitalism vs socialism) in favor of private + state capitalism hybrids
14:25- 15:47 – Announcements
15:48 – 20:18 – post-peak decline of the US empire.
20:19 – 30:20 – what comes next: a new empire, a multipolar world, or a new post-capitalist system that replaces employer-employee workplace organizations (private and public) with democratically run worker cooperative organizations”
America, the Single-Opinion Cult: Narrowing permitted ideas on both left and right, one unsuitable voice at a time…
Date: April 29, 2023
“People like AOC can couch these moves in terms of prevention of violence all they want, but it’s just too conspicuous that what’s left of major commercial media also happens to be much engaged in the trumpeting of government messaging, to the point where the people reading the news are government officials. It was once considered healthy for the press to play to mass audiences and position itself as a skeptical thorn in the side of officialdom.
There is no institution like that left in American life. What we have instead is an increasingly pissed-off population that needs to look about eighty results down in every Google search to find its point of view represented. Who thinks that situation is going to hold?”