The Truth is Hard to Desire

We got Twitter Files Part II tonight – and it was all about shadow banning.

Twitter documents clearly showed that Twitter employees were suppressing the reach of right-of-center accounts. All officially because they were spreading “hate” and “misinformation”, but the reality was because they were telling the truth and that cut against the Democrat Narrative – especially in 2020 when they needed the Covid Narrative to work against Trump. That did work, by the way.

Among the accounts suppressed was that of Dr Jay Bhattacharya who was warning that the lockdowns and masks were doing more harm than good – something that all but the most devoted Covid Cultists now admit. The guy is a professor as Stanford – MD and PhD. His skillset include infectious disease. Now, that set of credentials doesn’t mean he’s automatically right – but he’s clearly someone who should have a seat at the table. If he’s saying something, we should hear it and bounce it against what other people are saying.

But none of that from Twitter – or, indeed, from social media in general. It was all that Covid is a uniquely horrific disease and we need to mask and lockdown.

The mask thing was always bizarre to me. I mean, come on: the reason why a surgeon wears a mask isn’t to protect himself against the patient, but to protect the patient against the doctor. Surgeons actually got very good and slicing and dicing people early on. It is, after all, mostly a matter of mechanics. Once you know where the parts are, you’re good to go. But, of course, in olden days they didn’t know about bacteria and so even the most successful surgeries would fail because of a post-operative infection. Once that was known, doctors started to scrub up and wear gloves and masks – to keep bacteria from the doctor entering the patient’s wound/incision and making all medical efforts moot. Masks are to stop bacteria – which are massively larger than a virus. Comparison? It takes a thousand nanometers to make a micrometer. Most viruses are about 20 nanometers. Bacteria can come in at 2 micrometers. We’re talking hole in the ground vs Grand Canyon, guys. A mask is sufficient to stop most bacteria…but it might as well not even be there when it comes to a virus.

And we all knew this. Or were supposed to know this. I learned the basics of it in High School biology. But I guess most don’t know…or were easily bamboozled by the TV. The call for masking to stop a virus should have been met with contemptuous laughter…but, as it turns out, I lost a friend of 20 years when I pointed out that masks were useless. She was sure they worked! Because the TV said so.

I guess, thinking back on everything, I should have realized we would have this problem when, years ago, I found that people were demanding – and doctors were prescribing – antibiotics for colds and flu. Antibiotics do absolutely zero against a virus. They can’t do anything against a virus. Bacteria and viruses are entirely different species of problem. But there is was – and now Covid hysteria does make some sense.

We’re really stupid as a people.

But we’re also highly propagandized. Huge amounts of what people think they know is actually just an ad campaign which got drilled into the brain by a corporation or a bureaucracy. Solzhenitsyn noted this in the USSR – that history isn’t what happened but what the government chose to hammer into the public mind. It takes an act of will to go beyond the Narrative. first to ask if the Narrative makes any sense and then, if it doesn’t to figure out what might have happened. Example:

The Official Story of WWII had it had it that the Soviets, by a miracle of organization and work, moved most of their heavy industry out of the Donbas in front of the advancing Nazis and set up shop in the Urals where they then produced what was needed to win the war.

Well, sure enough, there were a lot of factories set up in the Urals…but we’re supposed to believe that in the chaos of defeat and retreat, with the limited Soviet transport system giving priority to the armies at the front they yet found the manpower and means to move whole factories a thousand miles to the east. Yeah, sorry: no, that didn’t happen. On their best days the Russians couldn’t pull that off. With the Nazis at the gates, they sure in heck couldn’t.

The reality is that American and British arms, munitions and material keep the Soviets in the war. We sent, for instance, something like 400,000 trucks to the USSR. 13,000 tanks. About 120 tanks made up a Soviet tank corps (roughly equivalent to an armored division for other European military forces). Thirty one tank corps were formed by the USSR during WWII. Do the math: most Soviet tank corps were equipped to one degree or another with American tanks. Sure, they did build T-34’s. Lots of them – in factories in the Urals where US-made machine tools and US-supplied materials made it happen. But the bottom line is that without our help, they simply wouldn’t have enough to fight a war with.

Once you think about how ridiculous it is to move, say, a steel mill a thousand miles then the whole fantasy falls apart…and that makes you look up just what we sent to the USSR during WWII and you find it was a simply staggering amount of everything you could possibly need from boots to to fighter planes.

But we all believe it! The TV said so. Or some such.

The truth, as the catch-phrase goes, is out there. And it is pretty easy to find. But I think that most don’t desire to find it. Most these days prefer that others do their thinking for them. I think people by now are simply afraid of it – afraid that if they seek the truth and find it, they’ll be forced to act.

29 thoughts on “The Truth is Hard to Desire

  1. Cluster December 9, 2022 / 9:19 am

    “You can’t handle the truth” – Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, such a good movie. I have said often that the reason why our country is in such chaos is because we are all swimming in Ruling Class lies, and once again, I will list some of them:

    The government narrative on climate change is a lie
    The government narrative on Covid is a lie
    The government narrative on systemic racism is a lie
    The government narrative on Russia collusion is a lie
    The government narrative on White Supremacy is a lie
    The government narrative on Ukraine is a lie
    The government narrative on the border is a lie
    The government narrative on transgenderism is a lie

    The United States government is one of the most corrupt, dishonest governments in the world. That’s a fact. Yet we have too many Americans who still willingly believe these lies because it’s a lot easier to just go along to get along. Plus, virtue signaling based on these lies has become sport for Democrats. No heavy lifting or critical thought required.

    • Amazona December 9, 2022 / 12:26 pm

      A very accurate list.

      In a similar vein, after the sheer nastiness of fielding’s series of posts I started to think about the fact that the single most obvious trait of the Left it that its base is deeply attached to ugliness and negativity.

      We can go back, just relating to blog posts, to the toxicity of the Left’s reaction to the Terri Schiavo story. The basic story was that her family wanted her to go home with them where they could care for her, while her divorced husband insisted that she be denied food and water until she died. The family argued that they had reasons to believe Terri had enough remaining brain function to be able to respond to some degree to more aggressive therapy, and that she recognized them and responded to them. The ex husband had medical opinions that she was “brain dead” and wanted her to die, and there was the additional complication of suspicion that he had caused the injuries leading to her condition and that killing her was a way to protect him from the possibility of her recovering enough to blame him for an attack on her.

      What we saw was a stark division of opinion. On one side were people who thought she should be given a chance, after reading statements from her caregivers that she had exhibited signs of brain function and had shown signs of improvement when given therapy (which was then denied when the ex husband learned of it). But on the other we saw braying of demands that she be killed. We saw such vicious attacks on her, on her family, that they were stunning in their vitriol. And we saw DEMANDS that she die. It was really creepy. A significant number of people weighed in with the most negative perspectives, denying any value to the presence of a loving and hopeful family willing to assume all financial responsibility for her care and stridently howling that she should die.

      This was the first time I became aware of this dark and foul underbelly of our society, of the existence of such a large body of the population dedicated to assuming the ugliest, most negative and even evil perspective of any person or even that could be claimed to fall on the other side of some psuedo-political line. It isn’t always as visible as the mobs howling for the death of an injured woman they didn’t know and whose life or death was totally unrelated to them, but it shows up in smaller doses, such as fielding’s assertion that Rosanne Boyland essentially deserved to die because she was doing something he didn’t like.

      I think the lies cluster listed come from that contingency of people, people aligned with the Dark Side. We look at what they say and what they do and simply cannot understand how any of this can be justified by anyone interested in truth or fairness or even common sense.

      • Cluster December 9, 2022 / 3:04 pm

        Great example – I had forgotten about the Schiavo case but yes that did expose a level of “meanness” and callousness that I hadn’t seen before. Sometimes I wonder if Democrats are even human

      • Amazona December 9, 2022 / 3:40 pm

        I just don’t understand why some people are drawn to the malignant, the ugly, the most negative aspect of anything, once an identification has been made that a target is a conservative, or a Christian, or some other demographic despised by the Left.

        In the case of Schiavo, it wasn’t just that some people thought she had no brain function and it was futile to try to keep her alive. That, whether right or wrong, would be understandable. But some people were outraged, absolutely furious, at the idea that she might be allowed to live. They stridently demanded that this poor woman die. Their passionate, strident, vitriolic arguments were so negative, so seething with pure hatred for this woman and even her family, it was amazing. Why did they care?

      • Cluster December 9, 2022 / 4:04 pm

        Because there was a political agenda behind it, which we are seeing play out in Canada right now. Canada is now at the point that they are offering euthanasia to people who might be “too expensive” to treat. That’s socialized medicine for those kids paying attention at home.

      • Cluster December 9, 2022 / 4:18 pm

        Case in point – and this beyond belief that any country would endorse this. Leftists are admitting that it’s easier to kill the citizenry than to govern them.

        A Canadian pensioner seeking euthanasia because he fears homelessness has received approval from a doctor despite admitting poverty is a major factor in the decision to end his own life. Les Landry, 65, told assessors for the procedure he ‘doesn’t want to die’ but has applied for medical assistance in dying (MAID) because he can’t afford to live comfortably. Astonishingly, a doctor has given one of the two signatures required for Landry to end his own life, despite knowing that financial hardship – not illness – is a leading reason for the profound decision. Landry is now awaiting the decision of a second doctor who has assessed his eligibility. If that doctor rejects the application, Landry says he will simply ‘shop’ around for another who’s prepared to sign off on his death – something that’s allowed under Canada’s assisted dying laws. The shocking case lays bare the increasingly relaxed approach to euthanasia in Canada, where experts say ‘choosing to die is more accessible than support for people with disabilities’.

    • Tim December 9, 2022 / 9:28 pm

      This guy gets it. He does!


    • Amazona December 9, 2022 / 12:04 pm

      What really ticks me off is the callous playing of the race card. The “examples” of this alleged racism are so feeble they would be laughable if they were not so toxic and damaging. Supposedly a question about which parent their new baby would most resemble was a mean and racist comment. But this is a question everyone has about every new baby—will it have his red hair and rosy cheeks or will it be more dark skinned with black hair? There’s nothing racist about that. But instead of admitting that she was a bitch, everything is blamed on “racism” no matter how it smears the family. It makes me sick.

      Go back four generations and you see another prince totally controlled by a conniving divorced American, and that ended well for Britain, as the Prince of Wales at the time, then King Edward VIII, was a fan of Adolph Hitler and the fate of his nation and that of the world might well have been altered if he had chosen to remain on the throne in the late 1930s instead of leaving it to be with Wallis Simpson.

  2. Cluster December 9, 2022 / 9:51 am

    This story is getting more and more interesting

    “Watch Out, You Bastards, Bolsonaro is President of Brazil!” – Charges Filed in Brazil for Arrest of Corrupt Socialist Supreme Court Justice

    There is a real possibility of civil war in Brazil and of course social media and Twitter are involved. And notice the complete lack of coverage of this in the American media.

    • Cluster December 9, 2022 / 12:21 pm

      It is. I like Sinema. Even though I don’t agree with her on too much, she stands her ground and doesn’t buy into the woke bullshit

    • Amazona December 9, 2022 / 12:32 pm

      I’ve thought it was getting harder and harder for Sinema to continue to be a Democrat. Manchin seems embarrassed by his formal affiliation but lacks the character to take action, but Sinema and Gabbard have stepped up and taken a stand. I also think that a lot of the Dems who refused to run for reelection were sending a similar message, just without the courage to be clearer about it.

      I’ve thought for a long time that there were Dems who would have a hard time answering a basic question about their affiliation—that is, “Why do you support a political system based on the consolidation of power in the hands of a few with little authority left to the states or to the people?” Or “Why do you believe that the only resolution to the problems you identify is to expand the size, scope and power of the federal government instead of working within the boundaries of the Constitution?”

  3. jdge1 December 9, 2022 / 2:00 pm

    Biden Offers $36B in Taxpayer Funds to Cover Teamsters’ Pensions

    It seems this should be illegal on multiple levels. Whenever ANY political party provides taxpayer bailout money to any enterprise, it is almost always done for political clout with many hidden negative consequences, such as reciprocal political contributions. In essence, it’s a form of money laundering. But what makes it worse is it steals money from taxpayers, who are forced to participate in an action many would object to.

    On top of that, why are taxpayers forced to fix bad corporate / union investment decisions? The unions have been “collecting” dues from every member. I would bet if a thorough audit were done, we’d find significant money lining pockets of a select few.

    • Amazona December 9, 2022 / 2:26 pm

      I agree. This union is known to be one of the, if not THE, most corrupt unions in the country with huge payouts to its officers. But this administration seems to skate on every shady deal it engages in. I guess after obsessing about Eric Trump teaching his kids to say the Pledge of Allegiance there isn’t much time or energy left over to address things like ripping off the taxpayers to pay back political favors.

      • Cluster December 9, 2022 / 4:05 pm

        Democrats are just replacing the money FTX stole and gave to Democrats. The circle of corruption

  4. Cluster December 9, 2022 / 4:08 pm

    I don’t give a damn

    The nation’s leading infectious-disease expert, Anthony S. Fauci — a public face of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic — is sharing his concern about the toll on his wife and children from abuse by “lowlife” trolls.

    Welcome to the world you have created Mr. Fauci.

    In light of the Twitter revelations, we all need to ask ourselves – if they will lie about this, what else will they lie about?

    • Tim December 10, 2022 / 7:13 am

      You never can please a prog. I don’t know why people even try to do so. Wasted effort.

    • Amazona December 10, 2022 / 10:57 am

      I think we all know she probably wouldn’t have been rescued if she were white

  5. Tim December 9, 2022 / 9:35 pm

    The meanness. The crudity. The cruelty. The hatred. The complete disrespect for human life.

    What else do you expect from the servants of Lucifer?

    People like fielding and 40, if they are not rebranded pitch forkers, they are most certainly of the pitch fork.

    • Cluster December 10, 2022 / 10:55 am

      Rebranded pitch forkers – good call

  6. Cluster December 10, 2022 / 11:12 am

    I think Grant Wahl was murdered because he was a gay activist first, sports reporter second. Narcissistic activist Americans need to be careful when over seas in hostile countries. They don’t care about you.

  7. Cluster December 10, 2022 / 11:49 am

    Just behold the demand for compliance in this interview. These are the same people who cried about the stolen 2016 election for 3 years but demand that everyone consider the 2020 election to be a model of transparency and fairness. FUCK ALL OF THEM

    KELLY: For the record, do you believe Joe Biden was legitimately elected president?

    GINGRICH: For the record, I believe that he won under the terms that were set up, and I think that the entire elite system cheated in every way they could to defeat Donald Trump.

    KELLY: I need to push you on this before we go on. I’m not hearing you say you believe he was legitimately elected.

    GINGRICH: I believe he won under the rules, and I think that the system that elected him did everything it could to rig the game, including, for example, Twitter kicking off the incumbent president of the United States, kicking off the New York Post. I just did a podcast about this that we’re releasing with a New York Post reporter who – Miranda Devine, who can walk you through step by step.

    • Amazona December 10, 2022 / 1:57 pm

      I liked the way Newt deprived her of the ability to howl against the “stolen” meme by shifting it “rigging”, which has been proved in so many ways.

  8. Retired Spook December 10, 2022 / 1:46 pm

    Regardless of the topic or issue, Jeff Childers has a marvelous way of getting right down to the nitty gritty.

    Among other courageous folks, Twitter recruited independent child safety advocate Andrea Stroppa to help its content team eliminate child sexual exploitation (CSE) material from the platform. They gave her access to the Twitter Files, and yesterday Stroppa delivered her first report about what she found was going on before Musk took over.

    Stroppa described old Twitter’s approach to moderating CSE as “hell” and “insane,” which turned out to be an understatement. It’s like describing the Baatan Death March as a difficult hike in the woods.

    Ms. Stroppa easily located accounts with stomach-turning, blatant pedophile CSE that were active for YEARS — some opened back in 2017 — accounts that had never been banned, but instead had over TEN MILLION VIEWS. Ten million! They’ve all been banned now, of course, but Stroppa discovered that, under Twitter’s old management, whenever the content moderation team got a complaint about CSE, they just deleted a tweet or two, but then allowed the degenerate accounts to keep operating normally and churning out despicable child abuse material.

    All the tools Twitter had developed to shadow-ban, de-accelerate, un-search, and flag tweets with ridiculous content warnings, those tools were never deployed against the people who were industriously and illegally traumatizing kids. In other words, people who were committing REAL ACTUAL illegal conduct. Twitter didn’t crack down on that. Nope.

    Instead Twitter cracked down HARD on law-abiding conservatives complaining about stolen votes and vaccine injuries.

    Twitter prioritized the censorship of non-illegal speech over the removal of child sexual abuse material at scale.

    Yoel Roth, Twitter’s content moderation director, is a moral monster, a living demon, a reprehensible criminal who should be shunned by all right-thinking people, if not prosecuted and entombed in solitary confinement for the rest of his life. It’s fair to hold Roth personally responsible for years of exploited children, since he was in a position to prevent it, but didn’t.

    There’s no valid excuse. It wasn’t an accident. Roth’s failure to moderate CSE can only be the result of an intentional choice.

    Roth spent all his time shutting down tweets and tweeters. That was his JOB. He had a vast staff with which to do it. He worked hard at it. But he DIDN’T do his job when it came to pedophiles and CSE. For some reason. I’m not saying it’s determinative, but for context, Roth is gay. Super gay.

    Don’t worry too much about him though; he’ll be okay. Roth will probably burrow his way into a high-paying tenured professorship and infest some marxist college somewhere. He’ll get away with it. But don’t get hung up on that.

    Believe it or not, Roth is small potatoes.

    Think instead about all those content-moderation meetings with the FBI, DHS, and the CIA. Consider all the reports U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agents submitted about law-abiding citizens. Ponder all the time spent coordinating between Twitter’s content moderation team and the teams of well-paid civil servants employed full-time ostensibly to protect the defenseless children of this great nation.

    But they DIDN’T protect the children of this country, though, did they?

    Obviously, the FBI and DHS never spent one single minute on child sexual exploitation. That wasn’t on the agenda of any of those meetings and reports and calls and zooms. They didn’t have time for KIDS. They were too busy playing politics. They KNEW about the CSE on Twitter. They just didn’t CARE about the CSE on Twitter.

    Or worse.

    THAT is the biggest story crawling out of the smoldering remains of the Twitter Files’ dumpster fire. The intentional, unforgivable, inexplicable dereliction of duty of the United States’ law enforcement and intelligence agencies, who totally abdicated their proper duties in a vain pursuit of self-preservation, because they were worried President Trump would get to the bottom of their own dissolute, depraved, and debauched interests.

    The FBI is 1,000 times more morally culpable for systemic child abuse than is Yoel Roth, which is really saying something. The Twitter Files already prove it. There’s no legitimate excuse for the FBI’s total failure to investigate and prosecute child porn purveyors and kiddie traffickers, when the agency had so much intimate access to Twitter, if not outright control of the platform. (emphasis – mine)

    There’s no legitimate excuse for why the FBI prioritized cracking down on lawful tweets about covid vaccines and election suspicions over rampant illegal child pornography and criminally explicit abuse. None.

    The only rational conclusion can be that the FBI is no longer a law-enforcement agency. It’s a political secret police force that covers for pedophiles.

    This explosive story is only getting started.

    I’ve been around the block a few times in my 78 years, and I don’t recall EVER being exposed to the level of evil that we’re seeing in the present day.

    • Amazona December 10, 2022 / 1:56 pm

      the FBI is no longer a law-enforcement agency. It’s a political secret police force that covers for pedophiles. as well as acting as an enforcement arm of the Left.

      Let’s not forget the complicity of the Biden administration in enabling, if not actually encouraging, sex trafficking which includes that of children through its invitation to poor and desperate people to engage in dangerous journeys to get to our southern border—journeys which expose people to callous predators all along the way.

      • Retired Spook December 10, 2022 / 2:12 pm

        Evil has always existed and will continue to exist, but never, certainly in my lifetime, has it existed to the level it does in the very institutions whose mission it is to protect us, particularly the most vulnerable among us, from evil.

        So far we do have an advantage of holding discussions on a blog that, for all practical purposes, appears to be below the radar of those who would seek to silence us. One has to wonder how long that will continue.

    • Cluster December 10, 2022 / 2:20 pm

      I agree. The struggle for Americas soul is real and the satanic left is fighting hard. We have to fight harder.

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