We can look back to 1918 and get a glimpse of what it’s like to lose the 1st amendment under what was called the Sedition Act of 1918. Passed on May 16, 1918, as an amendment to Title I of the Espionage Act of 1917, the act provided for further and expanded limitations on speech. In the long run (and short run) it came to be viewed as a vast government overreach on the 1st amendment and it was used to stifle dissent on the US involvement of WW1, which was wildly unpopular at the time. Even the Supreme Court upheld it for the most part but thankfully it was repealed in 1920. Read more on it HERE.
Then of course we have the tyranny they’re trying to inflict upon us NOW in the name of keeping us safe from Covid19 and it’s various mutations. Of course this pandemic is a complete hoax (people are getting sick but there’s no pandemic) and the masking, social distancing, etc is all part of their plan. The trick was to get the American people to go along with it in the name of public safety and publicly shame (and snitch) on those who called it a hoax. Here are some excerpts from an excellent post I found on Survivor Dan’s Blog today.
“One argument is always presented by tyrants and their flock during the initial stages of social enslavement: “You can’t enjoy freedom if you are dead. It is always better to be alive, no matter the cost.”
However, what they fail to mention is that it is exceedingly difficult to enjoy being alive when you are a modern feudal peasant whose destiny is subject to the whim of power-hungry corporatists and madmen. There is nothing meaningful in that kind of life, just as there is nothing meaningful in the life of a cog in a great machine except to turn around and around. You can’t enjoy freedom if you are dead, but you also can’t enjoy living if you’re not free.”
And yet that is the kind of life some in America want us to lead, to “be alive no matter the cost” . Well to me that’s no life at all! I want and demand the right to be left along as long as I’m not harming anyone else. Alas that is not to be in the United States these days.
Then of course there is the Chinese Invasion rearing it’s ugly head again. I CANNOT VERIFY these stories but just in case I have presented them to you in the video below and I’ll put the links to it below that as well.
As Michael Snyder says in his endofthemamericandream blog today the only solustion to America’s problems is Jesus Christ. You will never solve a spiritual problem with a political solution. Many of us have said that over the last 10 years because it’s as true today as it was then. Franklin Graham was quoted in the blog as saying this:
“We are in trouble,” he said. “I believe God’s judgment is coming, for the sins of our nation are great and they are a stench in the nostrils of our Creator.”
I agree 100%! I don’t always agree with Franklin Graham but that is a true statement. God’s judgement is coming and our sins are a great stench in God’s nostrils. If you are not right with God NOW is the time to repent and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior! There is no other way into heaven!
Also Apple and Google appear to be colluding to censor any election fraud links or stories. The censorship is going next level. YouTube feels like a waste of time anymore except to tell you all that the main story is over here. Unreal. Prayed up and prepped up!
I’m sharing this story from the Stamford Advocate with a heavy heart. Our President via the propaganda phrase “fake news” has brainwashed our civil servants into believing the press (and American public at large) are the enemy. We are to be harassed to no end and if we resist or protest then we are detained for hours and questioned about our patriotism. This won’t stay confined to the press. Soon your government profile will tell the agents not only who you are but what you believe in. If it goes against what the current narrative is YOU are in a lot of trouble.
It took a moment for Ben Watson to realize the officer was not joking.
Watson had just told the Customs and Border Protection staffer reviewing his passport that he works in journalism. Then, the seemingly routine Thursday encounter at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport got tense.
“So you write propaganda, right?” Watson recalled the CBP officer asking.
“No,” the news editor at national security site Defense One says he replied. He affirmed again that he was journalist.
The officer repeated his propaganda question, Watson said.
“With his tone, and he’s looking me in the eye – I very much realized this is not a joke,” Watson told The Washington Post on Friday. The exchange that ensued as Watson returned from reporting trip in Denmark – the editor says he got his passport back only after agreeing with the “propaganda” charge to move on – has sparked alarm about rising hostility to journalists as the Trump administration continues to attack the media as “fake news.”
Watson had heard a couple stories of similar encounters in the past, but says he did not realize until sharing his experience at Dulles just how many people in his field were reporting the same brand of harassment. U.S. airport border agents were at the center of several incidents that have raised reporters’s concerns this year.
“I’ve honestly never had a human attempt to provoke me like this before in my life,” Watson remembers telling his colleagues. “This behavior is totally normal now, I guess?”
Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that it is investigating the “alleged inappropriate conduct.”
“We hold our employees accountable to our core values of vigilance, integrity and service to country, and do not tolerate inappropriate comments or behavior by our employees,” the agency said.
Standards of conduct for the Department of Homeland Security, CBP’s parent agency, direct staff to “act impartially.”
An article from Defense One describes Watson’s full recollection of Thursday’s conversation. After the second alleged query by the CBP officer, Watson explained that he covers national security “with many of the same skills” he used as a public affairs officer in the Army.
“Some would argue that’s propaganda,” he added.
When the officer reiterated his question a third time, Watson says, he paused.
His wife had already circled the airport for 20 minutes. He figured he could get stuck for hours if he tried to call in the officer’s supervisor. So he gave in.
“For the purposes of expediting this conversation, yes,” he recalled telling the CBP officer.
The officer made Watson agree one more time before letting him through, Watson said. He says he’s filed a civil rights complaint with DHS.
“We are disappointed and concerned that any U.S. official would question a journalist, or any citizen, in this way,” Kevin Baron, Defense One’s executive editor, wrote to The Post.
Others in journalism circles and beyond were quick to point out chilling implications in the story.
Walter Shaub, an attorney who served as director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics until 2017, tweeted that incident should go to the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General office for review.
“A customs agent withholding the passport of a journalist until he agrees to say he writes “propaganda” is actionable misconduct, even in Trump’s America,” he said.
A growing list of journalists say they have been startled by government officials’s harassment in a country that prizes freedom of the press. The encounters are raising fears that hostile rhetoric led by President Donald Trump and his allies are damaging reporters’s ability to do their job unhindered.
This spring, the World Freedom Press Index called journalists’s treatment in the U.S. “problematic” for the first time in its 17 years of assessments – and singled out “President Trump’s anti-press rhetoric and continuing threats to journalists” as driving the deteriorating conditions. The U.S.’s spot in the ranking has fallen for the last three years.
Journalists have been reporting run-ins with border agents for years, too.
In 2016, the detention of a Canadian’s photographer for more than six hours on his way to cover protests in the U.S. made headlines. Ed Ou said airport officers took his cellphones away for search after he refused to unlock them, saying he needed to protect his sources. When Ou got the devices back, he suspected tampering and potential data-copying.
As Andrea Peterson reported in The Post:
If Ou had already been inside the U.S. border, law enforcement officers would have needed a warrant to search his smartphones to comply with a 2014 Supreme Court ruling. But the journalist learned the hard way that the same rules don’t apply at the border, where the government claims the right to search electronic devices without a warrant or any suspicion of wrongdoing.
Several other journalists have described difficulties getting through airports in 2019.
In February, CBP apologized to a BuzzFeed journalist questioned at a New York airport about their news organization’s coverage of Trump and Robert Mueller III’s special counsel investigation. A few months later, a freelancer said he was detained by CBP officials for hours at an airport in Texas.
Then, in August, British journalist James Dyer described an “unsettling experience” as he flew into California to cover a Disney event. The film and TV writer said a CBP officer at Los Angeles International Airport called him a member of the “fake news media” and asked if he’d worked for CNN or MSNBC, two frequent targets of Trump’s criticism.
“He aggressively told me that journalists are liars and are attacking their democracy,” Dyer wrote in a viral tweet-thread.
He said he was allowed to move on after explaining that he was just trying to write about Star Wars.
CBP’s response at the time was much like its statement on Thursday’s incident.
“Inappropriate comments or behavior are not tolerated, and do not reflect our values of vigilance, integrity and professionalism,” the agency said.
CBP did not address broader concerns about its officers’s treatment of journalists in its Friday statement on the Dulles Airport incident.
Last May I did a series called “Sickness From the Skies” in which I covered the spraying for the gypsy moth in western WA. Even though the people didn’t want the spraying done (because it kills everything not just moths) they counties did it anyway. They had town hall meetings with county and state officials that ended up getting residents nowhere. Shut up and comply seems to be the prevailing attitude in almost all states today.
The madness continues this year as the state of WA is spraying for the moths again. Farms and livelihoods are being destroyed, people are getting sick, animals are dying or in severe distress but once again no one seems to care. I don’t understand how people can sit on their asses and do nothing while this goes on around them. I just don’t get it.
Here is the link to the playlist. Please share this with people you know so that they’re aware and so they know they’re not alone. This has gone on around the nation and people don’t know why they and they’re animals are getting sick. Below I’m placing a video I just received showing the distress these poor animals are in. God bless and please share!