Guardian, the mouthpiece for the State

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/22/guar-j22.html

The Guardian’s direct collusion with media censorship by secret services exposed

Minutes of Ministry of Defence (MoD) meetings have confirmed the role of Britain’s Guardian newspaper as a mouthpiece for the intelligence agencies.

Last week, independent journalist Matt Kennard revealed that the paper’s deputy editor, Paul Johnson, was personally thanked by the Defence and Security Media Advisory Notice (or D-Notice) committee for integrating the Guardian into the operations of the security services.

Minutes of a meeting in 2018 read: “The Chairman thanked Paul Johnson for his service to the Committee. Paul had joined the Committee in the wake of the Snowden affair and had been instrumental in re-establishing links with the Guardian.”

D-Notices are used by the British state to veto the publication of news damaging to its interests. The slavish collusion of the mainstream media ensures that such notices function as gag orders.

Sauce?

http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2018/05/before-you-tell-me-what-you-know-tell.html

Huh. That would work on economics [1].

I prefer a different tactic since few are intellectually honest.
You can get away with throwing crumbs for those.

1. I promise something based on my talents.
2. They laugh at me.
3. I wait.
4. It happens.
5. They cry.
6. I laugh.

Repeat as needed. Most things can only be hinted and still, they complain, over opinions.

History teaches us you can’t warn people, they’re stupid now as they were the first time.

1- However, this is assuming the data you need exists.

Heard of publication bias?

And what about grant application bias?

What about liberal privilege in academia?

And why would it be online, for free, no paywall or subscription service, where you can link it and any old pleb could peruse?

Why would the taxpayer need to see the fruit of their investment? Trust the experts. Why would they lie?

[And why wouldn’t a liar, lie about their sources too? Even the ones who give them don’t expect you to check.]

I try to source data for some posts but sometimes I have to say, trust me, I’ve seen it. Eventually you will too?

The reality means this is necessary for discussion’s sake. If they cared, they’d buy a textbook or pay an expert on the sly. The real 101 stuff doesn’t have a source, it’s just known.

But not by laymen. Which is a feature, where concentration of power is concerned.

This means you’re screwed. Rarely, good information slips through. They plug those leaks quickly.

Plenty of my old, good links are dead or distorted. Coincidence?

Many times, they don’t link from this site but work fine on others. We have tested this.

You’re imagining it

https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/he-knows/

Recently:

Q: What’s your secret?

A: A 7 step facial treatment every morning. The mistake people make is stopping at 6.

If that sounds like my sense of humour, that’s because it is exactly my sense of humour.

I assume it was the infamous penis facial.

Wise choice.

The bird shit one dun’t work.

When he piles on Jewish journalists, you’re imagining that too!

https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-its-like-when-elon-musks-twitter-mob-comes-after-you

The context is very clear.

Right-wing activism that never was

There are two ways to win when the People are downtrod: voting and violence.
Thankfully voting has been winning.

Right-wing activism is a myth. A fable. A story. A narrative. A spin. Look at PEGIDA, what happened? Walking protests, banned by the State. All of them.

http://www.socialmatter.net/2016/04/05/right-wing-activism-always-fails/

I suppose you could write a political fairytale about this.

mashable.com/2016/11/08/benedict-cumberbatch-election-fairytale/

Aw, shucks.

As long as I can remember, the media has been claiming that there are Nazis, fascists, and religious right-wing theocrats hiding in every closet and under every bed, just waiting for somebody to express an opinion that was in vogue 30 years ago but horribly unfashionable now, at which point all these Nazis, fascists and religious right-wing theocrats would jump out and reveal themselves, impose a totalitarian government, and kill just about everybody. This would be horribly offensive to women and minorities, and therefore unacceptable. I would not recommend potential right-wing activists take the media’s word for it, however.

The media’s business model depends on printing comfortable and popular lies, and it is therefore full of society’s best liars. The media does not stop lying when it claims there are brownshirts under your bed just waiting to suddenly return and attempt a Fourth Reich. In reality, there are no powerful right-wing institutions, few if any powerful people who are openly right-wing, and no powerful right-wing political parties on the cusp of seizing power. But if the ordinary person realized and internalized that fact, there would be no need for the radically left-wing parties masquerading as level-headed moderates that rule Western countries nowadays.

The Left needs to justify its presence after getting everything they want(ed), so they make up constant barrages of new shit. They keep swimming left, dragging the Overton window with them and further reinforcing their power. This leaves moderate conservatism cast into the expanding shadow of Extreme, its prospects dwindling without serious measures and a will that simply doesn’t exist while bread and circuses continue.

If the Left are truly the underdogs, why is it trendy to support them in the Establishment?
Why does the Government fund far left groups like anti-fa? Who get arrested every time they ‘peacefully protest’? Including at other people’s protests?
Why did the conservatives open a Centre for Social Justice?
Why is the hate speech law not applied to certain groups, all clustered in the Leftist political interest?

These are the questions you aren’t allowed to ask.

But sure, you don’t have censorship, only there’s a list list of people you can’t disagree with.
Free speech is dead in the West, but arguably, it never lived.