On freedom of speech

Freedom of expression is not just a right, it is essential. Freedom of expression is fundamental to being human, both as an individual and as a society. Yet, nothwithstanding the fact that everyone says they are in favour of freedom of expression, it...

The undocumented take control of the narrative

In an earlier post I criticised an article by Professor Elliott Sperber. The professor had tried to argue that using violence to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking was actually a defence of freedom of speech - a tricky argument to make, and...

Creating fake news

The corporate news media are masters of fake news. They have many techniques at their disposal. The most obvious, deliberate lying, is the least preferred, as it is relatively weak. It is nevertheless utilised, especially on foreign policy subjects....

Watching the political experts

For anyone who finds the arrogance of political experts amusing, the French presidential election is pure entertainment. First, the experts were absolutely certain that Marine Le Pen could not win the election. They are still saying she has no chance,...

Post-truth

The term post-truth (and its various cognates) has been constantly deployed by the political and media elites recently in a transparent attempt to position themselves as the arbiters of truth. The elites' much avowed commitment to truth is nothing but...

The ruins of the liberal intellect

Counterpunch is a well known journal of the liberal self-avowed left intellectual elite. The current edition is graced with an article by Elliott Sperber. It clearly illustrates the ruins of the liberal intellect.   Professor Sperber's argument...

Numbers really do matter

According to the Soros backed group, Hope Not Hate, Donald Trump has made Islamophobia mainstream. The group has form when it comes to hyperbolic claims about hatred of Muslims. Just over a year ago, it produced a report identifying Islamophobes....

On the totalitarianism of liberalism

Totalitarianism comes in many guises. Not all totalitarians strut around in black shirts. Some times the totalitarians wear the clothes of tolerance, liberalism and compassion.   Last night saw yet another example of the totalitarianism of...

Pelosi's chronology and other such nonsense

Nancy Pelosi has told the world that Donald Trump is responsible for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Apparently, she is unaware that the Obama regime has been contributing to this war on the people of Yemen for years. She also is apparently unaware...

Schumer reduced to tears

Chuck Schumer was reduced to tears by the barbarity of President Trump's executive order on immigration. According to Schumer, the order is un-American and mean-spirited. The judgement is so astounding, I am driven to suspect that he has not even read...

The left died

And no one noticed.   Across the world people still talk about the left as though it existed. Parties still proudly call themselves by left wing names. They call themselves left wing. Their opponents call them left wing. But none of this is as...

Hollywood delusional

The so called documentary, White Helmets, has been nominated for an Oscar. The White Helmets is a terrorist organisation. It specialises in propaganda for al Qaeda and al Zinki and other jihadist, head-choppers. The fact that the Hollywood elite...

Obama undermines Russia hack story

President Obama made a very revealing statement in his final press conference, which completely undermined the Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta emails narrative. Since the election of Donald Trump, the Democrat Party, the CIA and the corporate news...

Faux-left incapable of understanding language

An article in GQ Magazine by Rupert Myers renders plain the inability of the faux-left to even understand the language. The piece asserts "There is no such thing as an illegal immigrant". This claim is just patently false as a matter of the plain...

Eastern Aleppo and the corporate media

The coverage of eastern Aleppo by the corporate news media reveals most clearly that these so called news organisations are nothing more than agents of propaganda.   As the Syrian government forces, with their allies, defeated the jihadist...

How to overthrow a president

A former president warned the people of America about the power of the industrial-military complex. Actually, the draft of his speech referred to the industrial-military-congressional complex. Americans have signally failed to heed his warning. The...

The dying days of elite journalism

BuzzFeed has come in for a substantial amount of criticism as a result of its publication of documents that purportedly show Donald Trump had been compromised by a Russian intelligence agency. However, the criticism is misplaced and misleading.  ...

Selective scandal and outrage

The corporate news media is full of outrage at the alleged Russian interference in the US political system. The fact that there is zero evidence to support the allegations has not given the so called journalists even a moment's pause for thought. The...

US intelligence needs some Russia experts

The Intelligence Community Assessment, which was supposed to prove that Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta emails to swing the election for Donald Trump, is anything but impressive. The report presents precisely zero evidence: a fact its twenty-five...

Subverting a president

The Russia hack narrative is a tactic that is designed to undermine Donald Trump. It is intended to force him to adopt the neoliberal globalist agenda; or failing that, to facilitate the labelling of him as a traitor.   The failure of Hillary...

Obama's scorched earth policy

As President Obama's presidency comes to an end, he is frantically engaged in a scorched earth policy. The expulsion of thirty-five Russian diplomats from the US is only the latest measure. It is designed to undermine Donald Trump's expressed desire...

CAIR compassion

In the wake of the crash of a Russian aircraft, which resulted in the deaths of all ninety-two people aboard, Hussam Ayloush tweeted that he wished twice as many Russians had died.   Mr Ayloush isn't just someone with access to the Internet. He...

Why Hillary lost

Well it depends on who you listen to.   According to the Democrat Party and their cheerleaders, Hillary lost because:   Putin swung the election for his puppet, Donald Trump   James Comey and the FBI investigation   Angry white...

Ukrainian moral sense

Parasiuk Volodmyr, a member of the coup Ukrainian parliament, responded to the murder of Russia's ambassador to Turkey by describing the jihadist as a hero. This is a remarkable response. But unfortunately it is all too typical of the moral sense of...

US coalition officers arrested in Aleppo

A Syrian member of parliament, Fares Shehabi, has revealed that fourteen US coalition officers were captured as eastern Aleppo was liberated. They are:   Mutaz Kanoglu – Turkey David Scott Winer – USA David Shlomo Aram – Israel Muhamad Tamimi –...