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Greetings Lee & fellow independent & alternative news readers (& reporters)

This is Kalkin, @KalkinTrivedi on Twitter.

Lee has already asked about & I've already answered how I got lost my faith in the MSM aka fake news, but here it is again for the rest of you:

Years ago, when I was still a young man, I was a member of Amnesty International. Naive and too needy for approval, I guess. I thought we were working on cases like, say, Julian Assange's: classes of people who were imprisoned, tortured, executed, or otherwise mistreated for what they peacefully said, reported, or published, or for how they profiled, who had not committed or advocated violence.

When I first joined, the group leader, briefly, was a dodgy character who didn't seem to fit. I ran across a number of other characters like him in "peace groups". Years later, I would realize he was a psychopath if not full dark triad, but while his personality did raise a red flag, I had no idea back then what it meant.

At some point, after maybe I year, I inherited leadership of the group myself. Someone who had access to the membership database sent me a mysterious and obviously unauthorized letter regarding an incident that was going on elsewhere.

I didn't believe a word of it. It seemed too fantastic & conspiratorial, & it was in direct contradiction to what I was hearing both from official channels of the organization, and in the mainstream media.

A few years later, the Soviet Union collapsed. A lot of what had formerly been secrets started spilling out. I learned that everything the letter said was true. The mainstream media had concocted an elaborate deception, & Amnesty International not only went along with it, but helped organize it. Contrary to all its propaganda about being an politically-independent organization, it was operating on behalf of specific national governments as well as what we might call the global shadow government.

I started noticing a pattern that "human rights emergencies" would predictably break out just before calls for "humanitarian interventions" aka invasions. I noticed that the organization's scope was "creeping", and that the story about how the organization was founded was morphing. Did some background investigation on Peter Benenson and discovered his mother's connections to Kim Philby, the double-agent for the Soviet Union. And more red flags along the same lines, that tied back to some of my own direct observations of things going on.

I remember when newspapers showed screaming headlines and a photo of what was supposed to be a "death camp" in Bosnia, and doing a double-take because the barbed wire was clearly on the wrong side of the post relative to where the "prisoners" were standing. I heard through 3rd parties that it had been staged, and heard how Penny Marshall and her crew took down Living Marxism Magazine for publishing Thomas Deichmann's account of how it had been staged.

Learned that Fikret Alic, the emaciated man standing in the foreground (after Penny Marshall took one look at him and asked him to stand in front!), was still alive in 2000. In fact, he was still alive as late as at least 2017! He showed up in person for the trial of Ratko Mladic.

My time in the software biz also helped disillusion me.

Over the years I've figured out a lot of things. It helps noticing things like green screen staging of news, audio tracks that obviously don't match the video, news reports staged in terrain that obviously doesn't match where the report is supposed to be coming from, props that don't match what the paid actor is saying ("this boy's brains are blown out"--well, gee, Danny al-Dayem, then those (bloodless) bandages sure aren't going to do much good, are they then?), same children being used as props in multiple different news reports with different "heroes" rescuing them, etc.

I am mostly apolitical. Politics is the problem, not the solution. I am alarmed at the rise of post-modernism & vigorously oppose it. I mostly support President Trump himself, but not his handlers from Goldman-Sachs, or Jared Kushner & Ivanka.

I'm pretty sure that we have a war with China being planned for. The "deep state" especially its neoCon faction also want a war with Russia. I think Trump may have been recruited to smooth things over with Russia, but his sponsors are merely pragmatists, not do-gooders. I assume he was also recruited to deal with an upcoming financial crisis related to the buildup of too much unpayable debt, and the demise of the petrodollar, hence his Goldman-Sachs handlers.

I don't think we can "win" a war with Russia and I don't think that "winning" is even the goal of the sponsors of the war.

It looks to me that the Internet was allowed to be wild wide-open west while it was building network effects, but is now getting increasingly centralized and censored. The companies doing the censorship have access to Big Finance and ties to what is popularly known as the deep state. There is no easy way around the problem as you're fighting monopolies not only on internet properties but also arbitrarily deep pockets and deep politics. So, at some point, our access to independent and alternative news wastes away. Obviously we need a counter-strategy that involves organization & intelligence.

🙏

Hello there.

 

I'm usually quiet on weekends, yet here I am. Thanks a lot Lee. :p

 

Well, I'm a Christian, American, homemaker/ crafter. I'm married with children, and private about my personal life, especially online, moreso now after experience. I'm very protective of family, friends, and people I support. I'm nice, but don't test me. I'm not into drama, I'm very colorful with language, I try to keep it offline, but some people.......

My husband got me into talk radio and I became a talk radio junkie for a few years. When we got internet, it was a great learning tool, way to spread info, and find great people. Great conspiracies too, lol. I'd say by 2002, midterms, I was really waking up and wondering why talk radio was carrying the water for republicans and why the bad agenda was being furthered. It was fun being told if you don't support the war and the official 9-11 story that you support the terrorists. Yeah, I know what I saw on 9-11, that was controlled demolition and two planes don't take down 3 buildings, and shredding of the Constitution, look where we are now, but anyways......

After that, I gradually stopped listening to talk radio. I've always leaned right, even moreso as time goes on. I don't believe in the party stuff, it all seems like a fraud. I'm not into the compromise, hand wringing, whiny stuff, just follow the Constitution and do the right thing. We used to watch the Sunday morning news shows, no cable, and I recall one republican on there, don't recall who, but he was talking about how democrats and republicans were friends and such, and it showed a clip of him ranting on the floor, and Schumer saying "would the gentleman like to change his response" and snapped back "NO!" I'm sorry but I'm tired of the bend over and compromise, play nice stuff. They are the Uni- Party (H/T David Knight for that one.)

I've been using forums/social media for the last 20 years. Most of it was really good experiences. Many different forums over the years. Facebook was great for keeping in touch and during the tea party times it was really fun. When 2012 happened, tea party went under and boredom came. The tea party stuff and some other topics would require their own threads, lol.

Lee mentioned Gab and since I was on there for quite awhile..... it was a good experience for the first year, then it just just went downhill with the nazi stuff in everything, getting spammed daily with tranny porn for being a Christian, people getting doxxed, constants attacks, no way to block bad folks. Many of us tried to get things fixed, but Torba would do nothing and he got nasty too. There were a lot of good folks there, I'm still in touch with a few. As I said above, after experience, I was using my name on social media, but after Gab, I use Midnight Blue.

I was on twitter before and during Gab, and left twitter over a year ago. I had a lot of followers which twitter was removing little by little and I was shadowbanned.  I took on a lot of people and detractors of people I supported. A few times that got really weird, but it had some good times. When I left Gab several months ago, I started over new on twitter. Twitter is better than Gab, trust me. I also post on some small and new places as well, it spreads more info this way. I'm keeping it small this time.

Over and over I see censorship on the big sites, then the whining comes and they disappear. I don't get why these folks don't take advantage of new sites or band together and make one big one to combat this evil. I understand not wanting to start over, but if they are only on big sites and get banned, they have to start over anyway. I did and I changed my user name as well. It seems with many of these folks it's about quantity, not quality. They want the big following, but then want to complain about drama and censorship. Well, if you're good, you'll get a good following, size does not matter in that, it doesn't. I watched a couple of folks change during the 2016 elections, they gained a lot of followers, but they changed what they were about and the drama/trouble grew.

A lot of new folks popped up during the 2016 elections, got huge attention and followings really fast. I looked at them, rolled my eyes, and passed. I don't get how people don't see the fraud.

The Q stuff, it was mildly interesting at first for a very short while, then somehow it grew into a cult. I don't get it.  I am over the worship of politicians and excusing the bad behavior. I also would like to see solutions, plans, preparation discussed on shows/podcasts/etc. instead just complaining and hand wringing.

 

Anyhoo, I hope to add good stuff and find more good people here.

 

 

Greeetings Midnight Blue. 🙏  Pleasure to virtually "meet" you.

911: I noticed too. I have a lot of information about it elsewhere. What matters most at this point is WHY. Set narrative for elaborate deceptions. Pretext for big, and dangerous, changes.

Re: censorship:  Censorship was always planned, but it was supposed to be "soft censorship": you can post whatever you want, or put up any website you want, but nobody else will see it, and you just tipped your hand regarding your intentions or motives or plans. Most people would not have noticed, being too distracted by content "pushed" into their feeds (vrs "pull content" that you go looking for). As long as they have something interesting to look at, they don't notice what they DON'T see.

When Trump won as a dark horse candidate, TPTB decided they couldn't risk any more surprises, so they resorted to hard censorship. The good news tho is that in the process, they tipped their hands regarding their own intentions.

Combating not easy on several counts. Money for capital investment is drying up. Hard to compete with "free" services funded by selling mined data (and exposure through paid promotions), unless doing the same thing. Entrenched players have reached "network effects" (the larger the network, the more its worth, on an exponential scale, meaning a little bit bigger is worth a LOT more) that are hard to compete with. They mostly waited to reach critical mass before resorting to hard censorship. And yes, current e-celebs are reluctant to give up their large follower counts and traffic moving elsewhere. But, if they profile wrong, they'll get taken down anyway.

Added to this they're also targeting banking, through "Operation Chokepoint", meaning they're not only deplatforming, but de-banking.

Q: Jaredo Tx & Micro Honky-Tonk claim that they started it, but lost control over it. I'm not sure they ever explained what their purpose was. Whoever took it over has spread some obvious disinfo,  plus the whole concept of "trust the plan" vrs actually rallying people to DO SOMETHING is counter-productive.

I also would like to see solutions, plans, preparation discussed on shows/podcasts/etc. instead just complaining and hand wringing.

Yeah, I've noticed some of that too.

I would like to start up my own podcast, but it's hard for me to carve out any time. But, if I do, it will cover problems AND strategies, and I promise I won't whine.

Quote from Kalkin on May 19, 2019, 12:00 am

Greeetings Midnight Blue. 🙏  Pleasure to virtually "meet" you.

911: I noticed too. I have a lot of information about it elsewhere. What matters most at this point is WHY. Set narrative for elaborate deceptions. Pretext for big, and dangerous, changes.

Re: censorship:  Censorship was always planned, but it was supposed to be "soft censorship": you can post whatever you want, or put up any website you want, but nobody else will see it, and you just tipped your hand regarding your intentions or motives or plans. <<< How did I tip my hand? >>> Most people would not have noticed, being too distracted by content "pushed" into their feeds (vrs "pull content" that you go looking for). As long as they have something interesting to look at, they don't notice what they DON'T see.

When Trump won as a dark horse candidate, TPTB decided they couldn't risk any more surprises, so they resorted to hard censorship. The good news tho is that in the process, they tipped their hands regarding their own intentions. <<< Indeed, but too many still don't get it or care until it slaps them in the face.>>>

Combating not easy on several counts. Money for capital investment is drying up. Hard to compete with "free" services funded by selling mined data (and exposure through paid promotions), unless doing the same thing. Entrenched players have reached "network effects" (the larger the network, the more its worth, on an exponential scale, meaning a little bit bigger is worth a LOT more) that are hard to compete with. They mostly waited to reach critical mass before resorting to hard censorship. And yes, current e-celebs are reluctant to give up their large follower counts and traffic moving elsewhere. But, if they profile wrong, they'll get taken down anyway. <<< Too bad some good people changed and gained a bigger folloing because of it. >>>

Added to this they're also targeting banking, through "Operation Chokepoint", meaning they're not only deplatforming, but de-banking. <<<Biblical end times. >>>

Q: Jaredo Tx & Micro Honky-Tonk claim that they started it, but lost control over it. I'm not sure they ever explained what their purpose was. Whoever took it over has spread some obvious disinfo,  plus the whole concept of "trust the plan" vrs actually rallying people to DO SOMETHING is counter-productive. <<< It reminds me of when W. Bush got in. They forgot alll the bad Clinton did and nothing was done about it, but the bad agenda was furthered. Bush had majority in both houses for 6 years. Trump on, the party had had both houses but worked against him and America and Trump allowed it. >>>

I also would like to see solutions, plans, preparation discussed on shows/podcasts/etc. instead just complaining and hand wringing.

Yeah, I've noticed some of that too.

I would like to start up my own podcast, but it's hard for me to carve out any time. But, if I do, it will cover problems AND strategies, and I promise I won't whine. <<< Good to hear. >>>

 

Hi Kalkin and Midnight Blue, your stories are very inspiring to me!  I have not done much online but will be starting as it seems that is where our battleground is going to be (meeting others, organizing, etc).  The propaganda is very well planned as you said Kalkin interesting how it went from soft censorship to hard.  Midnight Blue thanks for fighting so hard with the Tea Party movement, it is unfortunate more info from you guys didn't spread and your family was threatened (not surprised though).  As for censorship in my experience it is better to have the evil exposed than hidden like the Obama years where so many thought we had a nice country that allowed us to elect people who cared and the MSM kept playing the narrative while pushing down what Tea Party folks were trying to tell us.  Looking forward to hearing more from both of you!  Lydia from Indianapolis

Hi Lydia,

 

The Tea Party day were fun, interesting, and eye opening. It would require it's own thread and perhaps someday I'll do that.  I'll be around posting more at some point.

Greetings, Lydia! Pleased to virtually "meet" you.

<<< How did I tip my hand? >>>

Let's say you posted something taboo, like say exposing staged propaganda, or 911 truth, or something like that. The webcrawler finding your webpage or your post would send it for semantic analysis. If possible, it would compare your point-of-view to that of "trusted sources", and probably detect that it was a taboo opinion. Your "thoughtcrime" index would then be updated.

The Chinese government does something similar, the difference being they openly admit the existence of their "social credit" scores.

<<< Indeed, but too many still don't get it or care until it slaps them in the face.>>>

I agree. Like ignoring the smell of fire in a crowded nightclub.

<<<Biblical end times. >>>

The mark of the Beast.

<<< It reminds me of when W. Bush got in. They forgot alll the bad Clinton did and nothing was done about it, but the bad agenda was furthered. Bush had majority in both houses for 6 years. Trump on, the party had had both houses but worked against him and America and Trump allowed it. >>>

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy”—Carrol Quigley, "Bill Clinton's favorite professor". They're marketed differently to create the illusion of choice, but they all have their marching orders from the shadow government.