July 25, 2017

Countering Propaganda and Disinformation

*Editor’s Note* – In 1914, a place called Wellington House opened for secret business in London. It’s purpose? To “counter” the German propaganda machine by winning public opinion to support war at whatever cost necessary. The tactics and techniques of mass brainwashing already existed. What was needed was to pull together the right people, skilled at many things, including writing, to begin the “propaganda and disinformation” needed to sell the West’s people that war was a necessary evil.

Over 100 years later, while this country is swallowed up by the “Yuge!” distraction of Donald Trump, lame duck president, Barack Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017. Few have knowledge and the majority don’t care, that the NDAA has become the clearing house where fascist rules get hidden from public view in order that the corrupt fascistic government can continue to undertake their fake anti-terror operations…and the American people evidently like the act and are more than willing to give up more freedom in exchange for fake security. In short they love their servitude.

What few people there are who are willing to discuss Obama’s signing of the act, ignorantly blame the president and his administration for signing it. The overwhelming ignorance of the people, combined with the controlled “Fake News” a.k.a. Wellington House (which shortly after the war became the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations) a.k.a Mainstream Media, look only to the person in the White House to blame. The NDAA of 2017 landed on the president’s desk for a signature. The ONLY way it could have gotten there is if Congress passed it – and they did but still, some want to blame the president. Congress even blames the president, when it was their work.

Oddly, once Fake Trump enters the White House, many of the Fake Conservatives, and the Fake News agencies, will turn this around to promote the triumph of the NDAA and especially the “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act.” But nobody will notice, as never do brainwashed, non-thinking, sheep any longer know how to question – just to follow. Some think the act only applies to “foreign” countries. Perhaps that is the magical word but do you think that what goes on in foreign countries never comes back to the American people, presented as truth? Probably. Who do you think is responsible for the “foreign propaganda and disinformation?” Most think Fake News is those terrible people on the Internet (that need regulation and control) when the real Fake News is the product of the real Fake U.S. Government. But you don’t get that, nor do you want to. Truth is too often scary.

Following History, anyone brave enough to counter and question the Government’s official narrative, would have to ask if this passage in the NDAA, that clearly gives the Government power to do and say anything they want in order to “fight a war,” is a precursor to war – something other than the fake “War on Terror.” Wellington House was the precursor to World War I. Propaganda and disinformation has existed before and since that time, only now it is acceptable, among a brainwashed society, to be more open about it. Anyone wishing to expose the corrupt fascist government, which, by the way, includes Congress, the groundwork has been successfully laid to label, demonize, scoff, and ridicule any opposition to the official narrative. For many years it has been known as a “conspiracy theory” by a “conspiracy theorist.” That label may not be sufficient enough in today’s modern, techno-zombie society, and as such the new label has become Fake News. Follow and watch it closely. You are the reason for the signing of this law.

You are being screwed out of your liberties and you don’t know it – so badly so, you are willing and eager to give them up, in the name of public safety. There is a reason several major universities in the country have removed the requirement of history majors having to take any U.S. History classes. HMMMM!

BUT, DON’T GO LOOK!

“Recall that as we reported in early June, “a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.””<<<Read More>>>

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I keep a close watch on this right of mine…

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Free At Last. Free At Last. Thank God Almighty, I’m Free At Last

This is how I became “free” by feeling protected and regaining some of my rights taken from me in the name of “national security.”

I took down my Rebel Flag. You can’t buy a Rebel Flag on EBay any longer. I then peeled the NRA stickers off my front door, garage door, bumper of my car and rear window of my pick-up.

I had a home security system but now I’ve disconnected it and had monitoring cancelled. I also quite volunteering with my Neighborhood Crime Watch.

After stripping my house of all my flags, including the American Flay, I purchased two Pakistan flags, placing one on each corner of the front of my house lot. I also bought a black ISIS flag, which, by the way, you can buy on EBay, and ran it up the flag pole, where once flew my Stars and Stripes.

Since making these changes, the local police, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security and Secret Service, and yes let’s toss in a few more clandestine organizations, monitor my home 24/7. I’m saving all kinds of money not having to pay security services monitoring, and, I’ve never felt safer to be at home.

I’ve always been pretty much a stay at home kind of person, but my wife flies some to visit grandkids and of course she wouldn’t be grammie if she didn’t like to shop. So, back to EBay to find a slightly used burka for her. When she goes shopping everyone moves to the other side of the store and when she flies, she just gets whisked right through security.

Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last.

 

 

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John Deere and Apple Investors to Vote on Liberty Proposals

Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:
Pro-Liberty Resolutions to Be Presented to John Deere and Apple Investors This Week

National Center for Public Policy Research Asks John Deere Investors to Support Its Call for Increased Transparency Surrounding the Company’s Anti-Free Market Policy Activities

National Center’s Proposal to Apple’s Shareholders Highlights Dangers of Corporate America’s Fight Against Religious Freedom

 

Moline, IL / Cupertino, CA / Washington, D.C.  – At tomorrow’s annual meeting of John Deere shareholders in Moline, Illinois, and Friday’s annual meeting of Apple shareholders in Cupertino, California, The National Center for Public Policy Research will present two different shareholder proposals aimed at advancing corporate transparency and religious liberty.

“For far too many years, corporate America has been lending its voice, money and power to liberal politicians, causes and organizations. From ObamaCare, to gay marriage to federal energy policy, the past seven years of the Obama Administration has coincided with an expansive growth of corporate statism and corporate liberalism,” said National Center Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, Esq. “While the exponential growth of cronyism has coincided with President Obama’s time in office, it isn’t coincidental. The National Center’s Free Enterprise Project will bring the fight for liberty to corporate America in earnest this year. The battle starts this week.”

On Wednesday, Danhof will present the National Center’s shareholder proposal to John Deere’s investors at the company’s annual meeting in Moline, Illinois. The proposal, titled “Political Spending Congruency Analysis,” asks the company to report to shareholders when Deere decides to fund or work with anti-capitalist groups or politicians.

“Deere has often taken actions that run counter to its duties as a for-profit, publicly-held company,” said Danhof. “For example, when liberal politicians in Washington, D.C. needed corporate support for their repeated attempts to shackle the economy with cap-and-trade schemes on carbon emissions, John Deere happily obliged. However, after the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project ran advertisements highlighting the economic pitfalls of a federal cap-and-trade program, Deere withdrew from the corporate lobbying coalition supporting such a plan.”

The National Center’s proposal also criticizes John Deere for kowtowing to radical liberal groups and withdrawing from the American Legislative Exchange Council, noting that:

[D]espite the fact that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) works to foster a low-regulation business-friendly environment, the Company publicly ended its affiliation with ALEC in 2012 at a time when anti-free-market activists were perpetuating falsehoods about ALEC and its activities.

“Deere’s leaders are free to continue supporting anti-capitalist politicians and causes,” said Danhof. “We just think that they should tell the company’s investors when they do so. That way, the investing public can make an informed decision. That’s why we urge all John Deere shareholders to support our proposal.”

 The National Center’s complete shareholder resolution, and John Deere’s response to it, can be found on pages 67 and 68 of the company’s proxy statement – which is available for download here.

John Deere’s lawyers attempted to remove the National Center’s proposal from its proxy statement; however, the National Center’s legal team prevailed in its arguments before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and won the right to place the proposal before the company’s shareholders for a vote.

The entire legal exchange between John Deere and the National Center, along with the SEC’s decision, can be downloaded here.

At Friday’s annual meeting of Apple shareholders, scheduled to take place at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, Danhof will present a stockholder proposal as part of the National Center’s Religious Freedom Defense Initiative.

The National Center’s Religious Freedom Defense Initiative is working to correct the record about religious freedom laws. The National Center’s proposal to Apple highlights the company’s hypocrisy on the issue of religious freedom and points out the adverse effects on shareholder value that can occur when corporate leaders speak out on issues which they have no expertise.

Last spring, Apple CEO Tim Cook joined with many corporate executives and much of the liberal media in attacking Americans of faith. Writing in the Washington Post, Cook falsely claimed that attempts to enact religious freedom laws in Arkansas and Indiana “would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors.”

“Cook is simply wrong on the law,” notes Danhof. “The federal government and 31 states have heightened religious freedom laws and none of them legalize discrimination against anyone. What Mr. Cook did was taint Apple’s brand with extreme anti-religious bigotry. American society was set up to protect discreet and insular minorities. Today, that has become an Indiana pizza shop and small cake bakers who simply want to practice their religion and not be forced by the government to break their covenants with their Creator. Cook has joined with the mob in trying to destroy them.”

Despite Cook’s outlandish attacks on religious liberty here in the homeland, Apple actually does business in many countries where homosexuality is outlawed and homosexuals are imprisoned and even killed. The National Center proposal drives this hypocrisy home, stating:

CEO [Cook] bashed state-level religious freedom laws as anti-homosexual bigotry saying, “Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination.” Yet, according to the Washington Post, Apple has a presence in 17 countries where homosexual acts are illegal. In four of those nations, homosexual acts are punishable by death. These company operations are inconsistent with Apple’s values as extolled by our CEO.

The proponent believes that Apple’s record to date demonstrates a gap between its lofty rhetoric / aspirations and its performance.

The National Center’s complete shareholder resolution, and Apple’s response to it, can be found on pages 62 and 63 of the company’s proxy statement – which is available for download here.

Apple’s lawyers also petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seeking to block the National Center’s proposal. However, the National Center’s legal team prevailed in convincing the SEC that its proposal was so significant that the company’s shareholders should have a say on the matter.

The entire legal exchange between Apple and the National Center, along with the SEC’s decision, can be downloaded here.

The National Center’s Free Enterprise Project is the nation’s preeminent free-market activist group focusing on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business. In 2014-15, National Center representatives participated in 69 shareholder meetings advancing free-market ideals in the areas of health care, energy, taxes, subsidies, regulations, religious freedom, food policies, media bias, gun rights, workers’ rights and many other important public policy issues. This week’s John Deere and Apple meetings mark its first and second shareholder meetings of 2016.

The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations, and less than two percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 96,000 active recent contributors. Sign up for free issue alerts here or follow us on Twitter at @NationalCenter.

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Freedom’s Safest Place

But you don’t HAVE to join the NRA, or any other supposed gun rights group!

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