Just Imagine Mr. Douglass’s Response to ‘Fact Checkers’

 

Biden’s presidency has been much more productive than I anticipated – he has been remarkably successful at getting Democrat policies enacted.  The results have been predictable.  When leftism succeeds, people get hurt.  I’ve been surprised at the extent of the destruction he has caused, but only because I didn’t think he could get this much done so quickly.

What has taken me a bit by surprise is that more and more Americans are starting to recognize the danger of the elite power structures – everything from social media to the FBI to the educational establishment to the CDC to the global warming industry and so on.  This awakening maybe Donald Trump’s greatest legacy – even more so than the Supreme Court.

Now that people around the world are starting to question them, the elites have been forced into censorship, which strikes conservatives and even some leftists as distasteful.  Once the FBI and the New York Times lose their credibility, it will be very, very difficult to get it back.  If people start to question them, even just a bit, they are forced to suppress alternative viewpoints.  Which means that the wars over ideas and freedom of thought are going to become increasingly vicious, and increasingly important.  Which means that Ricochet and similar sites will become more important than they might seem to be.

As they say, the truth does not mind being questioned, but a lie does not like being challenged.

Those interested in hiding the truth will always be more vicious than those interested in discovering the truth.  As this becomes increasingly obvious, we should pay close attention to who, exactly, the vicious people are.  We won’t have to go find them.  They will make their identity known.  They already have.

All that is left is for each person to decide how important the truth is to them.  How important freedom of thought is to them.  How important liberty is to them.

This battle has become too ubiquitous and too critical to be ignored.  Each one of us will be forced to choose not just truth vs lies, but we will also be forced to decide just how important it really is to us.  How important is truth?  Really – how important is it?

People who know the truth are extremely difficult to control.  And the elites know it.  President Trump pulled the curtain from the power of the bureaucracy.  Elon Musk pulled the curtain from social media.  Now that everyone knows what’s happening, the battle over ideas is going to get more and more brutal.

This is a battle that the elites simply cannot afford to lose.  So they will do whatever is necessary to win.  Imagine the FBI doing whatever is necessary.  Actually, you don’t have to imagine it – you’ve been watching them do it for years.  And they’re just getting started.  They’re getting better at it, more open about it, and more aggressive about it.

Buckle up, everyone. 2023 is going to be a rough year.  You may prefer to avoid all this turmoil.  Perfectly understandable.

But sitting on the sidelines is no longer an option…

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  1. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    We must hold the next Congress’ feet to the fire and insist that a thorough investigation/housecleaning of the FBI be conducted and that the whole FISA court system be abolished.

    Those two entities pose a greater possible danger to America than ISIS, Russia and China combined because they represent an internal danger that is harder to confront.

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  2. cdor Member
    cdor
    @cdor

    Unfortunately, there is only one Elon Musk who can throw 30 billion dollars, or so, out the window because he believes in free speech and can afford to put up enough money to re-establish that freedom. I have read in other places that having enough server power to support an open worldwide comment site like Twitter necessitates the involvement of a large government to operate. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be enough revenue for it to be self-supporting. I don’t know about that, but the Twitter Files being released certainly show some U.S. government influence. There is no question that the liars are making themselves known.

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  3. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKS
    @user_54742

    Let’s be honest about the situation, while we may call the current debacle the “Biden Administration”, we all know full well at this point in his dotage Joe Biden couldn’t manage his sock drawer …. much less find his sock drawer.   Biden is a mannequin wheeled out to play the role of President for public consumption …. a role he performs rather badly btw.

    This is the individual through whom all the Leftist ridiculousness gets enacted into law, either through the Congress, or via Administrative fiat:

    Ron Klain, Biden's Chief of Staff, is ridiculed for retweeting column  calling 2021 not 'all bad' | Daily Mail Online

    I’m sure there are other grand poobah lunatic Lefties consulting Ron Klain in the background, but Klain stands at the top of the food chain in the “Biden Administration”.

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  4. Sisyphus Member
    Sisyphus
    @Sisyphus

    cdor (View Comment):

    Unfortunately, there is only one Elon Musk who can throw 30 billion dollars, or so, out the window because he believes in free speech and can afford to put up enough money to re-establish that freedom. I have read in other places that having enough server power to support an open worldwide comment site like Twitter necessitates the involvement of a large government to operate. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be enough revenue for it to be self-supporting. I don’t know about that, but the Twitter Files being released certainly show some U.S. government influence. There is no question that the liars are making themselves known.

    Fact Check: True

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  5. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):
    We must hold the next Congress’ feet to the fire and insist that a thorough investigation/housecleaning of the FBI be conducted and that the whole FISA court system be abolished.

    Sent to my congressman. Feel free to copy, paste, modify to suit you, and send to your representatives.

    The Twitter Files have joined a long string of revelations about how the Deep State is not only a real thing but is also powerful, corrupt, and destructive. We urge big reforms as soon as possible. Dan Bongino is right: The FBI should be, if not eliminated outright, then at least broken up and distributed across other agencies and around the country. Republican politicians have a responsibility to propose and debate bills to this, or similar, effect. This should be part of the GOP’s official platform for the 2024 election and, if necessary, beyond. Meanwhile, the Republican House needs to make a priority out of bringing some light of day to the miasma through public hearings, and doing what it can to resist the Deep State through some serious defunding efforts.

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  6. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    cdor (View Comment):

    Unfortunately, there is only one Elon Musk who can throw 30 billion dollars, or so, out the window because he believes in free speech and can afford to put up enough money to re-establish that freedom. I have read in other places that having enough server power to support an open worldwide comment site like Twitter necessitates the involvement of a large government to operate. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be enough revenue for it to be self-supporting. I don’t know about that, but the Twitter Files being released certainly show some U.S. government influence. There is no question that the liars are making themselves known.

    You mean like Jack’s Magic Coffee Shop where endless coffee can be drunk for free?

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):
    We must hold the next Congress’ feet to the fire and insist that a thorough investigation/housecleaning of the FBI be conducted and that the whole FISA court system be abolished.

    Sent to my congressman. Feel free to copy, paste, modify to suit you, and send to your representatives.

    The Twitter Files have joined a long string of revelations about how the Deep State is not only a real thing but is also powerful, corrupt, and destructive. We urge big reforms as soon as possible. Dan Bongino is right: The FBI should be, if not eliminated outright, then at least broken up and distributed across other agencies and around the country. Republican politicians have a responsibility to propose and debate bills to this, or similar, effect. This should be part of the GOP’s official platform for the 2024 election and, if necessary, beyond. Meanwhile, the Republican House needs to make a priority out of bringing some light of day to the miasma through public hearings, and doing what it can to resist the Deep State through some serious defunding efforts.

    Done.

    I wouldn’t use “we” in any message being sent by an individual.

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  8. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte
    @Charlotte

    Apologies for going off-topic, but I’d like to nominate Frederick Douglass for Best Hair in American History. 

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  9. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
    @DonG

    Dr. Bastiat: 2023 is going to be a rough year. 

    What will make 2023 a rough year?   [my guess of likelihood]

    * recession/stagflation? [80%]
    * financial crisis for a state or nation or major company? [20%]
    * escalation of Ukraine war? [10%]
    * zero meaningful investigations from House?  [75%]
    * a major famine?  [20%]
    * war in Taiwan? [10%]

     

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  10. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):
    We must hold the next Congress’ feet to the fire and insist that a thorough investigation/housecleaning of the FBI be conducted and that the whole FISA court system be abolished.

    Sent to my congressman. Feel free to copy, paste, modify to suit you, and send to your representatives.

    The Twitter Files have joined a long string of revelations about how the Deep State is not only a real thing but is also powerful, corrupt, and destructive. We urge big reforms as soon as possible. Dan Bongino is right: The FBI should be, if not eliminated outright, then at least broken up and distributed across other agencies and around the country. Republican politicians have a responsibility to propose and debate bills to this, or similar, effect. This should be part of the GOP’s official platform for the 2024 election and, if necessary, beyond. Meanwhile, the Republican House needs to make a priority out of bringing some light of day to the miasma through public hearings, and doing what it can to resist the Deep State through some serious defunding efforts.

    Done.

    I wouldn’t use “we” in any message being sent by an individual.

    Dang. Unfixed typo. It was originally a message from my chick and me, but then I split it from the one about the debt.

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  11. Old Bathos Moderator
    Old Bathos
    @OldBathos

    Totalitarians come to power with the aid and support of legions of suckers who believe the core narratives. It is a functional necessity to establish a fierce us versus them mindset such that the suckers hate and fear those of an independent cast of mind who not only notice but say out loud the narratives are garbage. Eventually even the suckers realize the narratives are crap and the hope of the ruling elite is that the enforcement structure the suckers built will remain standing, the revolution hardened into a police state.

    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

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  12. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Totalitarians come to power with the aid and support of legions of suckers who believe the core narratives. It is a functional necessity to establish a fierce us versus them mindset such that the suckers hate and fear those of an independent cast of mind who not only notice but say out loud the narratives are garbage. Eventually even the suckers realize the narratives are crap and the hope of the ruling elite is that the enforcement structure the suckers built will remain standing, the revolution hardened into a police state.

    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

    Maybe all of it, if that’s what keeps food on their tables.

    But the baddies seem to be endangering the food supply too, and electricity, and more.  If that comes apart, then lookout!

     

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  13. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Another great post!  And kudos to whoever picks out the accompanying pictures in your stuff . . .

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  14. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Another great post! And kudos to whoever picks out the accompanying pictures in your stuff . . .

    Thanks!

    And I spend more time looking for pictures than I should.  But I figure they save me 1,000 words a piece, right? 

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  15. Sisyphus Member
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    @Sisyphus

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Apologies for going off-topic, but I’d like to nominate Frederick Douglass for Best Hair in American History.

    You may have the better topic.

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  16. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
    @DonG

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

    There is a school of thought that SCOTUS is about to go on a binge of undoing 100 years of bad rulings and effectively deconstruct the administrative state.  That would be a very nice surprise.   Will the administrative state go peacefully?  

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  17. Old Bathos Moderator
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    @OldBathos

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

    There is a school of thought that SCOTUS is about to go on a binge of undoing 100 years of bad rulings and effectively deconstruct the administrative state. That would be a very nice surprise. Will the administrative state go peacefully?

    No.

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  18. Sisyphus Member
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    @Sisyphus

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

    There is a school of thought that SCOTUS is about to go on a binge of undoing 100 years of bad rulings and effectively deconstruct the administrative state. That would be a very nice surprise. Will the administrative state go peacefully?

    No.

    Fact check: True

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  19. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
    Goldwaterwoman
    @goldwaterwoman

    Dr. Bastiat: Biden’s presidency has been much more productive than I anticipated – he has been remarkably successful at getting Democrat policies enacted. 

    He has two distinct advantages sorely lacking in our party: a very tough and determined Speaker named Nancy Pelosi and an equally determined Senate led by Chuck Schumer. They are both fiercely loyal Democrats who know how to persuade their members to vote with them and are staunch defenders of Biden. 

    On the other hand, when Trump was elected in 2016, despite the fact that the GOP controlled both the House and Senate, he had to deal with political enemies Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, as Speaker and Mitch McConnell in the Senate. Both of those men were committed never Trump types who were determined to prevent his success. Neither of them defended Trump against the daily barrage of  lies about Russia coming from the other side that crippled his presidency. 

    And look at us now. We have control of the House, but all the GOP can do is fight over who will be speaker. Pathetic.

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  20. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)
    @DonG

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    And look at us now. We have control of the House, but all the GOP can do is fight over who will be speaker. Pathetic.

    That is all they can do, because the current Senate GOP passed a long-term spending bill to intentionally neuter the House GOP.  

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  21. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    And look at us now. We have control of the House, but all the GOP can do is fight over who will be speaker. Pathetic.

    That is all they can do, because the current Senate GOP passed a long-term spending bill to intentionally neuter the House GOP.

    They can still do the hearings and stuff.

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  22. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    And look at us now. We have control of the House, but all the GOP can do is fight over who will be speaker. Pathetic.

    That is all they can do, because the current Senate GOP passed a long-term spending bill to intentionally neuter the House GOP.

    Sure seems that way.

    Will no one rid us of this turbulent Minority Leader!?

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  23. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    If I’m not mistaken, the Leftist Media threw their credibility away with both hands in 2015, seeing their job as stopping President Trump.  They failed at their task, and will never get their credibility back.

    The slimly-Republican House can hold up funding in that omnibus bill.  They have done something similar in the past.

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  24. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    @DaveSchmidt

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

    There is a school of thought that SCOTUS is about to go on a binge of undoing 100 years of bad rulings and effectively deconstruct the administrative state. That would be a very nice surprise. Will the administrative state go peacefully?

    Let’s hope and pray that the Justices remain healthy and safe.  And, if I can add one more thought, that John Roberts recovers from whatever moral and intellectual constipation he is suffering from.  

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  25. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

    There is a school of thought that SCOTUS is about to go on a binge of undoing 100 years of bad rulings and effectively deconstruct the administrative state. That would be a very nice surprise. Will the administrative state go peacefully?

    Let’s hope and pray that the Justices remain healthy and safe. And, if I can add one more thought, that John Roberts recovers from whatever moral and intellectual constipation he is suffering from.

    With a more conservative majority now, maybe he’ll feel less inclined to switch sides.

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  26. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    @DaveSchmidt

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

    There is a school of thought that SCOTUS is about to go on a binge of undoing 100 years of bad rulings and effectively deconstruct the administrative state. That would be a very nice surprise. Will the administrative state go peacefully?

    Let’s hope and pray that the Justices remain healthy and safe. And, if I can add one more thought, that John Roberts recovers from whatever moral and intellectual constipation he is suffering from.

    With a more conservative majority now, maybe he’ll feel less inclined to switch sides.

    Which side has he been on?  

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  27. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    My hope is that the suckers are awakening early (God bless Elon Musk!) before the 3-branch system becomes pure kabuki, a front for the fourth branch. How much destructive nonsense about race, sex, climate, science and economics can the suckers take before they have had enough?

    There is a school of thought that SCOTUS is about to go on a binge of undoing 100 years of bad rulings and effectively deconstruct the administrative state. That would be a very nice surprise. Will the administrative state go peacefully?

    Let’s hope and pray that the Justices remain healthy and safe. And, if I can add one more thought, that John Roberts recovers from whatever moral and intellectual constipation he is suffering from.

    With a more conservative majority now, maybe he’ll feel less inclined to switch sides.

    Which side has he been on?

    Too often, whichever side he thought might bring less criticism to the court.

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