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  1. Reminds me of that passage in Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant monologue where he says, "Shrink, I wanna KILL, KILL, KILL!!!" But, speaking of MAGA monsters, check out these recent interviews of Trump fans in Iowa... 🤥 Trump supporter tells The Daily Show that Trump is still 'flying around the world on Air Force One' https://www.rawstory.com/jordan-klepper-trump-supporters-iowa/ October 18, 2021
  2. Huh, David? Developmental history and family dynamics have no impact on mental health? Surely, you jest... 🤥 As for presumptuousness, why do you presume that I don't "know" Eric Clapton, after studying his autobiography? There's a lot of psychological data there-- both conscious and unconscious. For example, my perception is that Clapton was quite attached to his maternal grandmother, and was an erstwhile "Oedipal victor"-- which partly explains his relationship with George Harrison's ex-wife, Patti Boyd. He and Harrison were good friends when Clapton aggressively wooed Boyd. Then, after Clapton married Boyd, he lost interest in her. It was the Oedipal triangle that he found compelling. Psychoanalytically-trained psychiatrists and psychologists have written interesting analyses of historical, and contemporary, figures, based on available biographical material. Erik Erikson and the British psychoanalyst Anthony Storr are two pioneers of this kind of "psycho-history." As for contemporary figures, Donald Trump has been analyzed in great detail since 2016 by a number of board-certified American psychiatrists, including me. In fact, many of the most concerned critics of Trump since 2016 have been mental health professionals. The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President http://jaapl.org/content/46/2/267
  3. As an old Eric Clapton fan, I'm disappointed with his recent nonsense. He's a great artist, but Clapton has never been a paragon of mental health or sound judgment. He was sired by a Canadian Air Force pilot on the eve of D-Day and never knew his father. His biological mother abandoned him, and he was raised by his maternal grandmother and step grandfather. He struggled with severe addictions for many years, and is, frankly, fortunate to be alive today. Ben & Paul-- As for Russiagate... Geez... It isn't "red-baiting" to deplore Trump's status as a Russian asset. Trump has betrayed his country in so many ways. It's still happening. If anything, I'm a Russophile-- though no admirer of the Soviet Union-- and hardly a fan of U.S./NATO imperialism during the past 40 years. At least Putin saved Syria from NATO and the CIA. Kirk -- Had to laugh at your reference to Trump not playing 3-D chess. I doubt the guy can even play checkers.
  4. Ben, Geez... way to completely ignore the data. You, obviously, need to do some remedial reading on the subject of Trump's longstanding involvement with the Russian mafia, Putin, and Putin's Russian oligarchs. https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-cultivating-trump-asset-40-years-says-ex-kgb-spy-2021-1?op=1 Russ Baker published a detailed expose on the subject in March of 2017, more than a year before Mueller was ever appointed by Rosenstein to investigate Trump's obstruction of the investigation of Michael Flynn's December 2016 phone calls to Sergei Lavrov. https://whowhatwhy.org/politics/government-integrity/fbi-cant-tell-trump-russia/ Craig Unger and others published detailed pieces on the subject. https://www.vox.com/world/2018/9/12/17764132/trump-fbi-russia-new-york-times-craig-unger Are you aware that Felix Sater boasted in 2015 that Putin was planning to install Trump in the White House? And how do you explain Trump's shocking 2018 Helsinki press conference with Putin? It was so bad that even George F. Will accused Trump of treason. https://www.daily-times.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/07/19/our-america-first-president-put-america-last-helsinki/798638002/
  5. Jeff, As our resident Kremlin apologist around here, I was expecting you to chime in here at some point on the subject of Konstantin Kilimnik and Russian interference in our 2016 election on behalf of Donald Trump. In our previous debates, you always pooh poohed the notion that Kilimnik was a GRU man. Here we go again... https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/15/government-finally-connects-line-trumps-campaign-russian-intelligence/ But I've got to hand it to you 🤥 for using Kirk's onanist humor to try, once again, to minimize the significance of the Kremlin-directed "cyber warfare" on the U.S. since 2015, as if it were all a joke. It's not. It's more like GHWB's old Willie Horton ads on steroids. In reality, the lion's share of Russian social media activity in the U.S. in 2016 was focused on fracturing U.S. society along various ethnic, cultural, and religious fault lines, while associating Hillary Clinton with "menacing" minority groups like blacks, Mexicans, Muslims, immigrants, and LGBT people, in sync with the 2016 Trump campaign messaging. (See the 2016 Russian memes below. *) Paul Manafort had used similar propaganda and dirty tricks on behalf of the Kremlin and Yanukovych in Ukraine. And Putin's Gerasimov "asymmetrical warfare" strategy (with Trump) worked brilliantly to divide and weaken the U.S. Just look at our society now-- five years later! We're hopelessly divided. Trump's angry, white, un-vaxxed, gun-toting cult is now fully prepared to start a civil war in order to keep black people, Mexicans, Musllms, atheists, and liberals from raising taxes on plutocrats and establishing a functional social democracy in the U.S. comparable to those of Canada and Western Europe. Quite an achievement for Vlad-the-Journalist-Impaler, eh? * Russian memes used in the U.S. social media in 2016
  6. Geez, Ben. Your denial of Trump's venality never ends. 🤥 And, BTW, Gertrude Stein was referring to Oakland, not to Trump's status as a compromised Russian asset. EXCLUSIVE: Newly Unsealed Transcript Reveals Crux Of Mueller’s Collusion Case | Talking Points Memo TREASURY TARGETS KNOWN RUSSIAN AGENT KONSTANTIN KILIMNIK https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0126 Konstantin Kilimnik (Kilimnik) is a Russian and Ukrainian political consultant and known Russian Intelligence Services agent implementing influence operations on their behalf. During the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, Kilimnik provided the Russian Intelligence Services with sensitive information on polling and campaign strategy. Additionally, Kilimnik sought to promote the narrative that Ukraine, not Russia, had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In 2018, Kilimnik was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice regarding unregistered lobbying work. Kilimnik has also sought to assist designated former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. At Yanukovych’s direction, Kilimnik sought to institute a plan that would return Yanukovych to power in Ukraine. Kilimnik was designated pursuant to E.O. 13848 for having engaged in foreign interference in the U.S. 2020 presidential election. Kilimnik was also designated pursuant to E.O. 13660 for acting for or on behalf of Yanukovych. Yanukovych, who is currently hiding in exile in Russia, was designated in 2014 pursuant to E.O. 13660 for his role in violating Ukrainian sovereignty. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to the arrest of Kilimnik.
  7. I've already cruised the Ronald Reagan Highway, (I-25 near the U.S. Air Force Academy south of Denver) and the George W. Bush Freeway (north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.) I also visited the Sarah Palin Bridge to Nowhere in Ketchikan, Alaska on a cruise. Now I'll have a chance to cruise the Donald J. Trump Highway in the Oklahoma Panhandle if I visit my in-laws in Texas this Christmas. Boise City, Oklahoma was mistaken for a training site and accidentally bombed by U.S. bombers during WWII. Undaunted, the city fathers promptly declared that, "Boise City is still BOOMING!" Check out this great read by a comparative lit professor from Canada... 🤥 Road to nowhere: Oklahoma's Donald J. Trump Highway runs through the Dust Bowl https://www.salon.com/2021/10/09/road-to-nowhere-oklahomas-donald-j-highway-runs-through-the-dust-bowl/
  8. Here's a story for "untold" history buffs... 🤥 Obits Blackout Claims That Reagan Conspired to Keep Hostages in Iran Until After 1980 Election Obituaries for Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, Iran’s first post-revolution president, largely left out his claims about the “October Surprise.” https://theintercept.com/2021/10/11/bani-sadr-reagan-iran-hostages-october-surprise/ October 11, 2021
  9. Robert, Sorry to hear about your health issues. Best wishes. Regarding your question, I do believe that public knowledge, and acknowledgement, of the truth about President Kennedy's assassination would be beneficial for the future of the country. It would be a step toward breaking down the systemic denial of truth by our military industrial media complex, which I view as a major threat to a healthy, informed, democratic society. The American people have been repeatedly manipulated and misled by the M$M and the military industrial complex. George Orwell's work has been singularly prophetic on the subject.
  10. Addendum Sicknick death ruled 'natural' but experts say stress can set off strokes https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/health/sicknick-death-natural-strokes/index.html
  11. Sad story. Speaking of rock 'n roll history, has anyone heard from our resident rock 'n roll historian, Cliff Varnell? He hasn't posted anything on the forum for quite awhile. I hope Cliff is o.k.
  12. Ben, I must confess that you have an unusual ability to completely ignore rebuttals and refutations of your oft-repeated talking points-- e.g., regarding the conflicting FBI assessments about January 6th, Brian Sicknick's anomalous death, etc. So, I won't repeat them. Billionaire Phillip Anschutz's right wing propaganda mouthpiece, The Washington Examiner, has aggressively promoted the narrative that the January 6th insurrection was, 1) not coordinated by Trump, Bannon, Roger Stone, et.al., and 2) was not an insurrection. IMO, a subscription to the Washington Examiner could be useful in the event of a future pandemic-related toilet paper shortage. As for the planning of Trump's January 6th insurrection, hopefully, more information will be uncovered by the Congressional investigation-- although Trump is aggressively stonewalling the subpoenas currently. We know that Steve Bannon has stated publicly that he was involved in planning the January 6th insurrection with Trump, himself. And FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to Congress in March that there was evidence that the January 6th attack on Congress was coordinated by "die hard members of the Trump attack force." At the very least, the FBI has given us mixed messages about the insurrection. See, for example... Is the FBI telling us the truth about the Jan. 6 coup attempt? Because it doesn't feel that way Reports from FBI and DHS suggest a dangerous rift in law enforcement over the Jan. 6 coup plot. We need the truth https://www.salon.com/2021/08/26/is-the-fbi-telling-us-the-truth-about-the-jan-6-coup-attempt-because-it-doesnt-feel-that-way/
  13. Ron, Good old Randy California! Yes, indeed, Spirit and I go way back-- to 1968. I was never wild about their song, 1984, but I still listen to their old Family That Plays Together album.
  14. Ben, Here are some old references on the subject of police complicity in the strange, lax security at the Capitol on January 6th. Many Capitol Police actually facilitated the Trump mob attack on Congress. And let's not forget that Mitch McConnell was the Senate Majority Leader on January 6th-- not Schumer. 1) Capitol Police official gave directions to pursue only 'anti-Trump' protesters on January 6th An investigation found an official's radio transmission to "all outside units' attention" that they should not be "looking for any pro-Trump in the crowd" www.politico.com/news/2021/04/21/capitol-officer-investigated-antitrump-protestors-484048 April 21, 2021 2) Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation www.washingtonpost.com/politics/capitol-police-officers-suspended/2021/01/11/0ee0e422-545f-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html January 11, 2021 Several U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended and more than a dozen others are under investigation for suspected involvement with or inappropriate support for the demonstration last week that turned into a deadly riot at the Capitol, according to members of Congress, police officials and staff members briefed on the developments. Eight separate investigations have been launched into the actions of Capitol officers, according to one congressional aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the status of the internal review. In one of the cases, officers had posted what Capitol Police investigators found to be messages showing support for the rally on Wednesday that preceded the attack on the complex, including touting President Trump’s baseless contention that the election had been stolen through voter fraud, the aide said. Investigators in another instance found that a Capitol officer had posted “inappropriate” images of President-elect Joe Biden on a social media account. The aide declined to describe the photographs. 3) I’ve Experienced U.S. Capitol Security Firsthand — And It Was Nothing Like The Rioters Saw I was in the Capitol when disabled protesters were dragged out of their wheelchairs. Last week, rioters strolled right in www.huffpost.com/entry/capitol-riot-trump-supporters_n_5ffc70ebc5b691806c4b11df January 12, 2021 Excerpt "The treatment my friends and I experience at the Capitol as advocates and activists stands in stark contrast with the way the Proud Boys and other rioters were treated on Jan. 6. Whereas I have come to expect metal detectors and strict enforcement of the rules that have kept the Capitol safe for over 200 years, the Capitol Police opened barricades for the rioters and waved them in despite their display of such overt symbols of hate as the Confederate flag and a “Camp Auschwitz” shirt. This insurrection mounted by domestic terrorists at the urging of a sitting president was planned well in advance. Plans to “Storm the Capitol” were discussed on social media. Trump himself tweeted, “Big protest on January 6th. Be there, will be wild.” As we all saw, it was indeed wild. As the insurrection unfolded, the Capitol Police seemed to be sparse and taken by surprise. In a city known for mass protests, a city that knows how to prepare, this complete lack of security was unthinkable. This was no ordinary protest, either. The insurrectionists showed up with bombs and assault weapons. Their plans included not just stopping the certification of an election that was conducted freely and fairly without any evidence of fraud, but to do so by force. Even more concerning, the insurrection was planned for a day when both Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the first and second people in line for succession to the presidency, were present in the Capitol, and there were explicit calls to “Hang Mike Pence.” I have lived in D.C. for over 20 years and have never been afraid of going to protest or just being near one. This was different, in no small part because of the way the rioters seemed to be treated like honored guests, posing for selfies on the Senate dais and parading through the halls of the House with the speaker’s lectern. It’s hard to reconcile these images with my own experiences of entering the Capitol under tight security. For more than 200 years, the Capitol has been a solemn place of democracy. I do not always like what happens in the Capitol, but its halls have always been a place for serious reflection and action. They have always been secure. On Jan. 6, the lackluster response to rioting Trump supporters put democracy in peril, and, at times, the Capitol looked more like the scene of a frat party than the seat of the United States Congress. To those of us who live in D.C., another contrast was blatant. Just months earlier, when Black Lives Matter protests filled the streets of the city demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the countless other Black lives lost to senseless police violence, we saw how D.C. can quickly mobilize a large and terrifying force when it has the will to do so. For the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, the National Guard was activated almost immediately. One of the most chilling sights from that time was the heavily armed, unmarked federal agents in military uniforms throughout the city. When it came to Black Lives Matter protests, no show of power and might was too much. Law enforcement did not hesitate to use force or make arrests. Most notably, the National Guard tear-gassed a mostly Black, completely peaceful gathering in Lafayette Park across from the White House for the sole purpose of allowing Trump to take a photo of himself in front of a church holding a Bible backward. This disparity in the way white supremacist terrorists and Black Lives Matter protesters were treated was blatant enough to be noted by President-elect Joe Biden when he said that “no one can tell me that if that had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol.” Yet I do not expect anything to change. The Proud Boys have been emboldened by the reception they got in Washington on Jan. 6, which fell just short of a warm welcome. White extremist groups are openly planning another attack the week of Jan. 20 when President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in to office, and The FBI has warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals. Across the city, neighbors are urging one another to take down Airbnb listings and to remove Black Lives Matter signs and rainbow flags from their windows for fear of being targeted. It could not be clearer that there are different rules for domestic terrorists who are white and Black Lives Matter activists and their allies. Even the regular rules that apply to ordinary activists and advocates like me were swept aside. There has been no clear rebuke of the president’s role in inciting this insurrection and the deaths it caused, no sanction for shaking our democracy to its core. On Jan. 6, there was a choice not to be prepared, to go easy on the white domestic terrorists who infiltrated the Capitol. There can be no clearer sign of who we are as a nation."
  15. Ben, Have you looked into the question of why the Capitol was so poorly defended on January 6th-- especially when the FBI had informants in the ranks of the insurrectionists? How do you explain that? The latest story is the recent report that the National Park police on the Washington mall were overwhelmed by the Trump mob as early as 9:00 AM-- and had, apparently, been told to stand down. Have you considered the possibility that Trump and his staff-- including Chris Miller-- deliberately failed to protect Congress and the Vice President from the Trump mob that was determined to block certification of the election?
  16. Ron, These Orwellian WaPo authors insist that there is only one true answer per quiz question. So, on 1) they acknowledge that the FBI "kept tabs" on MLK, but insist that Oswald was a lone assassin in Dallas. On 2) they acknowledge Iran Contra but not the GOP voter roll purges, Brooks Brothers Riot, or butterfly ballots in 2000. On 3) they acknowledge the MK-Ultra LSD experiments. 4) None of the above. 5) They acknowledge the syphilis experiments on the Tuskegee Airmen but deny Trump's campaign contacts with Kremlin officials in 2016-- Veselnitskaya, Kilimnik, Lavrov, et.al. 6) They acknowledge Exxon's climate change denial but not the existence of a "Deep State" or any Rothschild type influence on geopolitical affairs.
  17. Here's the remainder of the quiz.* But you have to click on the answers to get WaPo's "correct" answers to the quiz questions. According to WaPo; 1) Oswald was definitely a lone assassin, 2) there is no "Deep State," 3) Russia didn't help put Trump in the White House in 2016-- because Robert Mueller couldn't find definitive evidence that the pardoned perjurer Paul Manafort "colluded" with Konstantin Kilimnik, etc. 4) Nor did Republicans steal the 2000 election from Al Gore. What a relief... 🤥 * 2/6 Partisanship plays a role in what people believe: Both Republicans and Democrats are prone to believe conspiracy theories that make the other party look bad. Can you pick the true statement — or will you be blinded by party loyalty? Republicans cheated their way to win the 2000, 2004 and 2016 presidential elections. Hillary Clinton conspired to provide Russia with nuclear materials. During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, government officials secretly and illegally sold weapons to Iran, and used the money to fund Nicaraguan revolutionaries. Barack Obama faked his citizenship to become president. Conspiracy theories follow a simple formula Powerful people + Use deceitful or shadowy means + Benefit themselves or harm the public Barack Obama faked his citizenship to become president. Donald Trump faked having covid-19 to help his chances at reelection. Hillary Clinton conspired to give Russia access to nuclear materials. Real-world events sometimes follow this formula as well. Example: The Reagan administration acted secretly and illegally in the Iran-contra affair, and the FBI did spy on King. But the key difference is that these real incidents are backed up by evidence, facts and witnesses. Conspiracy theories are different. They’re just theories. Most have no evidence to support them. They often connect unrelated facts to create an impression of plausibility. Yet almost everyone believes at least one. According to Enders, “One thing I notice a lot in talking to colleagues, journalists and students — people don’t realize that a lot of people just believe weird stuff. A lot of this commotion about conspiracy theories, especially in the last four or five years, is fueled by this complete misunderstanding of the basic contours of public opinion.” Story continues below advertisement 3/6 Conspiracy theorists commonly seize on subjects that most people have little expertise in, such as health and science, and therefore cannot easily be debunked. Half of Americans believe one of the claims in the list below, but only one is backed by evidence. Which of these is true? The dangers of genetically modified foods are being hidden from the public. The U.S. government secretly dosed Americans with LSD in an attempt to develop mind control technology. The AIDS virus was created and spread around the world on purpose by a secret organization. The coronavirus was purposely created and released by powerful people as part of a conspiracy. 4/6 Some conspiracy theories are like astrology — entertaining nonsense that ultimately doesn’t hurt anyone. But some are bizarre, sinister or downright offensive. Which of these statements, if any, is correct? School shootings, such as those in Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., are “false flag” attacks perpetrated by the government. The number of Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II has been exaggerated on purpose. Satanic sex traffickers control the government. None of the above Some of these theories are transparently absurd: The Holocaust was not exaggerated, mass shootings were not faked, and Satan worshippers don’t control the government. But the least believable conspiracy theories can have the biggest consequences. Holocaust deniers and believers in “false flag” theories often support political violence and exhibit sociopathic personality traits. Many of the rioters involved in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol showed some allegiance to QAnon — a belief system built on conspiracy theories about Satanists. Most Americans aren’t drawn to these dark ideas — instead, they more casually rely on false theories to explain tragedies including terrorist attacks or presidential deaths; or they enjoy nasty rumors about their political opponents. The belief in one false theory does not necessarily mean the belief in an alternate reality. But it sometimes can. As Enders told us: "The political and psychological and social motivations that fuel beliefs in conspiracy theories are shared among all people.” Story continues below advertisement 5/6 Let’s try another one: Which of the three statements below is true? The U.S. government knew hundreds of Black men in Alabama had syphilis, but told them they had “bad blood” and withheld treatment as part of a medical experiment. President Donald Trump faked having covid-19 in order to help his chances at reelection. Donald Trump colluded with Russians to steal the presidency in 2016. 6/6 Conspiracy theories often help powerful people — sometimes by putting other powerful people in the crosshairs, or by playing on prejudices. Which of these statements is correct? A powerful family, the Rothschilds, through their wealth, controls governments, wars and many countries’ economies. There is a “deep state” embedded in the government that operates in secret and without oversight. Fossil fuel companies like Exxon knew about climate change for decades, but spread misinformation about the issue to deflect blame and influence environmental policies. Even reasonable people fall for conspiracy theories. During George W. Bush’s presidency, half of Democrats said Bush let the 9/11 attacks happen so he could start wars. Two-thirds of Republicans believe the “big lie” — that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. These theories have consequences. Since the 2020 election, Republicans have pursued election “audits” — recounts aimed at casting doubt on Joe Biden’s win. Other conspiracy theories, such as anti-vaccine narratives, threaten public health. Eventually, you’ll run into a conspiracy theory that appeals to you politically or psychologically. So be careful and double-check your sources — or you could fall down the rabbit hole, too. Story continues below advertisement
  18. My apologies, Norman. To grasp the absurdity of the article, you need to answer the quiz questions. For example, if you click "True" on the question about a conspiracy to kill JFK, you get the following WaPo response. I. Let’s get started: Which of the statements below is true? Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire accused of running an elite sex trafficking ring, was murdered to cover up the activities of his criminal network. President John F. Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy rather than by a lone gunman. The FBI kept tabs on civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., attempting to find compromising information and damage his reputation. Regardless of who is officially in charge of the government and other organizations, there is a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together. Wrong. The evidence is clear: Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone to assassinate President Kennedy. But 44 percent of Americans believe this theory, and half of Americans think Epstein was murdered. A third of Americans think a secret cabal controls the world. The correct answer: The FBI surveilled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and attempted to damage his reputation among key supporters. Percentage of people who believe the conspiracy theory about... Epstein didn’t kill himself 50% JFK killed by a conspiracy 44% One secret group controls the world35%
  19. I was having a good day today, before reading this ridiculous front page article at the Washington Post. I could feel my blood pressure rising as I read it. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Oswald was a Lone Assassin... 😬 (Re-printing the first section for WaPo non-subscribers.) Will you fall into the conspiracy theory rabbit hole? Take our quiz and find out. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/interactive/2021/conspiracy-theory-quiz/ October 6, 2021 Who believes in conspiracy theories? Statistically speaking: almost everyone. A team of researchers recently showed several thousand Americans a list of 20 common conspiracy theories and asked if they believed them. These included false conspiracy theories about the John F. Kennedy assassination, 5G cellular wireless technology, Barack Obama’s birth certificate, covid-19 and climate change. The result: Nine in 10 Americans believed in at least one conspiracy theory. The study — led by Adam Enders of the University of Louisville and Joseph Uscinski of the University of Miami — surveyed a representative sample of 2,023 Americans in March 2020 and 2,015 more in October 2020. This article uses questions from their surveys to test your knowledge — and your credulity. So, can you tell fact from fiction, or will you fall down the rabbit hole? Scroll down to find out. 1/6 Let’s get started: Which of the statements below is true? Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire accused of running an elite sex trafficking ring, was murdered to cover up the activities of his criminal network. President John F. Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy rather than by a lone gunman. The FBI kept tabs on civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., attempting to find compromising information and damage his reputation. Regardless of who is officially in charge of the government and other organizations, there is a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together.
  20. Yes, and the worst thing about Pence's latest bovine excrement about January 6th is that he knew that Trump and Eastman were conspiring to block the certification of the election. He was in the room with them. The man should have the decency to tell the truth, instead of piously lying his a-- off. 🤥
  21. Chris, You might be interested in a book that I read a few years ago, written by a fellow at the National Holocaust Museum, about the influence of the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen on Hitler-- Ibsen and Hitler: The Playwright, the Plagiarist, and the Plot for the Third Reich. It turns out that Hitler was obsessed with the plays of Henrik Ibsen, which had a major influence on his worldview. One of his deranged, early mentors in the N-a-z-i Party, Dietrich Eckart, was a translator of Ibsen's Peer Gynt, and the term, "Third Reich" was borrowed from Ibsen's play, Emperor and Galilean, based on the reign of the Roman Emperor Julian "the Apostate." At his trial following the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler stated that his occupation was, "Master Builder," the title of another Ibsen play. https://www.amazon.com/Ibsen-Hitler-Playwright-Plagiarist-Third/dp/0786719354
  22. Ben, How man of Trump's January 6th insurrectionists at the Capitol were arrested (and searched) on January 6th? Weren't most of them tracked down and arrested after the event? It seems like you're still having trouble getting an insurrection... 🤥
  23. Chris, From what I have read on the subject, recruitment by Hitler, Goebbels, and the nascent N-a-z-i Party prior to 1932 was based mainly on resentment and grandiose appeals to nationalism, racism, and paranoia-- fascism. The main identified enemies of the N-a-z-i Party were Jews and liberal socialists in the Weimar Republic. Hitler's early support was strongest in the ranks of right wing ex-military and police types who comprised the SA-- eerily similar to Trump's hard core militant base in the U.S. today. Ultimately, the capitalists and wealthy industrialists in Germany-- I.G. Farben, Krupps, et.al.-- aligned themselves with the N-a-z-i-s, because they viewed them as a fascist bulwark against communism.
  24. Trump Extremists Brought Numerous Guns on January 6th, Evidence Shows Rioters at the Capitol carried concealed pistols, allegedly stockpiled weapons nearby, and called for overthrowing the US government. https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2021/09/trump-extremists-guns-january-6-insurrection-congress-domestic-terrorism/
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