Oligarch bankers are using woke PR campaigns to whitewash the greatest wealth inequality and economic plunder in history

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Goldman Sachs has announced a broad pledge of $10 billion to ‘change the lives’ of One Million Black Women. But the plan is thin on detail and smacks of a bid for good PR from an industry where inequality has thrived for years.

In a press release, Goldman Sachs promised that the One Million Black Women initiative “will address the dual disproportionate gender and racial biases that black women have faced for generations, which the pandemic has only exacerbated.” And Goldman’s CEO David Solomon explained the framework for the project. “Given all that’s happened over the course of the last year, we’ve done a lot of talking at the firm–and even more, listening–to help us figure out how we can do more to end the racial inequity and the gaps that have existed in society for well too long,” he said. Additionally, Goldman pledged $100 million for philanthropic causes.  

The announcement follows last year’s wave of similarly vague corporate pledges. For example, in October, Jamie Dimon’s JPMorgan Chase promised $30 billion to address inequality over the next five years. 

But there’s a problem with these pledges.After the banks received trillions from the taxpayer-funded 2008 bailouts, should we believe that these same bankers–who plundered billions at the expense of the middle class–will make an honest effort to end wealth inequality? Or should we see it for what it is, a PR campaign without substance?

After all, Goldman’s record isn’t great, as was demonstrated by disclosures from ex-employee Greg Smith to The New York Times in 2012. “I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it,” he wrote. “To put the problem in the simplest terms, the interests of the client continue to be side-lined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money.”

There was also the classic Goldman Congressional testimony that uncovered how the firm’s managing director knew how “sh**ty deals” were sold to clients.

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In an effort to address these issues, the Goldman Sachs 2017 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, signed by CEO Lloyd Blankfein and the then COO Solomon, stressed, “At the management level, our focus on business standards and reputational risk is fundamental to running our business. We have two management-level committees that are dedicated to these critical issues. 

“Our Firmwide Reputational Risk Committee has developed formalized processes for analysing reputational risk and reviews certain transactions that may present the potential for heightened reputational risk. In addition, our firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee assesses and makes determinations regarding business standards and practices, reputational risk management, client relationships, and client service.” 

Here’s my memo to Solomon: Since you are committing to woke principles “addressing the dual disproportionate gender and racial biases,” why not be 100 percent transparent in disclosing the recruitment and hiring practices of Goldman Sachs for the past 20 years? Please disclose the following: the details of the payouts of each bonus pool, by department and individual, and the criterion for the bonuses paid by each investment banking division, the detailed criterion for advancement in all investment banking divisions, and a table of all employee salaries broken down by investment banking division, gender, race and religion.  

There have been numerous examples over the years of how Goldman Sachs has benefited at the taxpayers’ expense.

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Billionaire banker Blankfein served as CEO from 2006 until December 2018 and is now senior chairman. In 2008, Blankfein’s compensation was $43 million. At the same time, Goldman Sachs not only received a $12.9 billion bailout from US taxpayers but it also borrowed at least $5 billion from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway to remain solvent during the credit crisis.

Not coincidentally, Blankfein’s predecessor as Goldman’s CEO was billionaire Hank Paulson, who went on to serve as the US Secretary of the Treasury. It was Paulson who created the US taxpayer-backed bank bailouts. When speaking about these bailouts, Alan Greenspan, a previous Federal Reserve Chairman, stated that existing laws were not enforced during the credit crisis, “Things were being done that were certainly illegal and clearly criminal.”  

Before the credit crisis, when Paulson took over the Treasury Secretary role, he obtained a ‘certificate of divestiture,’ which allowed him to sell over three million shares of Goldman stock values at nearly 500 million dollars tax-free. Ex-Goldman executive Robert Rubin enjoyed the same tax loophole when he was appointed Treasury Secretary by Bill Clinton. 

Another example of this oligopoly is illustrated in the compensation paid by JPMorgan Chase to Dimon, the 65-year-old multi-billionaire. Dimon is the best-compensated bank CEO in modern history, receiving total compensation of $49.9 million in 2007 – right before the credit crisis and the trillions in bank bailouts engineered by Paulson. In 2018, Dimon received $31 million. In 2019, his total compensation was $31.5 million. 

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Nauseated by Washington’s pay-to-play yet? In my book, Planet Ponzi, I detail how the destructive nature of the revolving door between Washington DC’s swamp and Wall Street will destroy capitalism. Reckless policies by central bankers like Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke have made the wealth inequality gap the widest in history. Fast forward to 2021, and we have corporate policy guided by mob-rule, cancel culture and woke victimisation. 

None of these banks care about equality—racial, economic or otherwise—unless it directly impacts their paycheques. And that remains evident from yet more hollow pledges. More to the point, after the heinous actions banks took bankrupting America over the past several decades, should we really believe that these same bankers are going to make a serious effort to end wealth inequality? Or should we see this latest verbal diarrhoea for what it really is: a bulls**t PR campaign by people who really don’t care about equality? After all, this program is coming from a company with 45,000 employees, where less than three percent of the senior management are ‘black or African American.’ 

In 1963, Martin Luther King stated: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”Dr King’s dream was that America would become a ‘color-blind’ meritocracy. It would be incredibly dangerous to use the immutable characteristics of gender, race, religion and ethnic background as a criterion for selecting anything. We have come a long way in race relations since the murder of Dr King in 1968, but today’s woke culture is regressive. Backed by a corrupted media and social media censorship, our society is moving backwards, while our oligarch rulers commit the greatest economic plunder in history.

And that’s why I expect this Goldman Sachs’ program aimed at addressing gender and racial biases to amount to nothing more than woke PR whitewash.

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The US loves to accuse other nations of being unable to cope in a crisis, but the chaos in Texas shows it can’t look after its own

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The US has finger-wagged at other countries for decades, alleging they can’t care for their people. But when disaster strikes at home, America is not prepared, with the winter storm in the Lone Star State just the latest example.

The storm that ravaged Texas and moved northeast last week revealed, once again, major failures in America’s infrastructure, causing unnecessary suffering, and even death, in affected areas. Power outages worsened during the week, depriving over 4 million people of electricity.

Pipes froze and burst, water treatment plants shut down and household taps stopped flowing. Even some hospitals were without water for days while people lost heat and stood in long lines searching for food. The big chill contributed to a deadly toll of over 70 fatalities across several states among people who perished from carbon monoxide poisoning, in house fires, during road accidents, and by freezing to death.

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The Texas Agriculture Commissioner warned of food shortages and “a food supply chain problem like we’ve never seen before.”

With the worst of the storm over, as of a few days ago over 14 million people still remained without a consistent supply of clean drinking water, and hundreds of thousands of Texans had no electricity. 

Granted it was an unexpected winter storm in states that don’t usually experience such extreme cold, but if the Texas power grid and the nation’s emergency response were better, perhaps some of the deaths could have been avoided.

Even officials from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) reportedly admitted the Texas grid was “seconds and minutes [from possible failure],” and that the power outages “could have occurred for months.”

Venezuelan Government Was “Incompetent” When Similar Power Outages Occurred 

Similarly, in March 2019, the lights went out across Venezuela, in an outage which the Venezuelan government accused the US of orchestrating by means of combined cyber, electromagnetic and physical attacks on the power grids.  

Certainly, the second round of power outages which followed were indeed physical sabotage, with the main Guri Dam Hydroelectric Plant attacked, causing a fire at three transformers

I got to Venezuela three days into the first outage, at a time when Western officials and media were accusing the Maduro government of incompetence, blaming it for the outages, and feigning concern for the same Venezuelans who were dying under Western sanctions. 

Media were in chorus depicting scenes of chaos and food shortages. But, as I wrote at the time, wherever I walked and went, I found supermarkets supplied, and in Petare, a district known as the largest “slum” in Latin America, “I found vegetables, fruit, chicken and food basics sold wherever I went, from the main square to hillside barrio of 5 of July (5 Julio).”

I definitely did not see chaos. To the contrary, people waited patiently in lines for ATMs and communities helped one another. 

Venezuelans calmly collected spring water (as last week Texans collected water from a public park tap), but Western media spun this, falsely claiming they were collecting wastewater.

I went to the area in question and saw residents collecting clean water, bathing in it, and feeling insulted by media allegations that it was filthy. 

In another area, I saw government-supplied water tankers filling up, prioritizing water delivery to hospitals first and then around the city. 

The government’s subsidized food box delivery program (CLAP), reaching six million of Venezuela’s poorest families, continued to function, providing ridiculously inexpensive food to people who can’t afford supermarket prices. 

But the media didn’t report this. They were determined to paint Venezuela as a failed state, in chaos. 

A Univision anchor even went as far as to film men allegedly “eating out of” a garbage truck, claiming the scene was “near”, “close to”, and “minutes from” Venezuela’s presidential palace, when in fact he was in a wealthy eastern Caracas district roughly 7 km away. I went to that district to film it and show that it was decidedly not “close to” Miraflores and that the journalist was lying.

No Western media or pundits that I am aware of reported on the deadly and immoral sanctions imposed on Venezuela, which are a major factor determining the quality of life of the same Venezuelans the pundits pretend to care about. In 2017-2018, the sanctions were estimated to have caused 40,000 deaths 

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American highways vs. Syrian highways 

Syria has been warred upon for ten years now, with America openly backing terrorists there, and under increasingly brutal sanctions that hurt the Syrian people and target reconstruction. And yet, it might surprise readers to know that the main highways are well-maintained and smooth – in contrast to many, if not most, of America’s.

Ever since going to Syria in early 2014, I have marvelled at how the country maintains smooth roads (even ones routinely attacked by terrorists), repairs destroyed electrical towers and lines soon after an area is cleared of terrorists, maintains garbage collection (which neighbouring Lebanon might envy, with their repeated garbage crises), and has continued to provide massively subsidized bread, as well as free health care and higher education.

In fact, when a few days ago snowfall closed some roads in the southern city of Dara’a, Syrian soldiers delivered the bags of subsidized bread by tractor

This is all while Syria is under increasingly brutal sanctions by the US and allies. 

Meanwhile, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gave US infrastructure a D+. As per a 2019 Business Insider article, the ASCE “estimates the US needs to spend some $4.5 trillion by 2025 to fix the country’s roads, bridges, dams, and other infrastructure.” 

In 2007, a Minneapolis bridge collapsed, killing 13 people. “Rush-hour traffic that was stalled on the bridge went into free fall; as dozens of vehicles plummeted into the Mississippi River,” an article on the collapse noted. 

Knowing America’s poor infrastructure report card, it is sadly quite likely more will fail. Search “bridge collapse America” and you might be surprised how many deadly collapses there have been and how many are at risk.

Prior US Disasters and Neglected Infrastructure  

The August 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster displaced over a million people and led to the deaths of over 1,000.

Since then, there have been many criticisms of how the crisis was handled, including that “government officials neglected their duties to prepare for a forewarned catastrophe,” that there were flaws in construction of the levees, with two major drainage canals failing at their foundations, and that “none of the relevant government agencies had a plan for responding to a levee breach” (although the Department of Homeland Security was aware of the likelihood).

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Moving on to 2014, Flint, Michigan endured a five-year water crisis that saw dangerously high levels of fecal bacteria and lead contaminating the water, rendering it undrinkable for its 100,000 residents and exposing up to 12,000 children to the neurotoxin. Critics and residents wonder why it took so long for lead-free water to be supplied, and they can be forgiven for not trusting that the issue has really been resolved. 

There are other crises that could have been far less dramatic were America to prioritize people and infrastructure instead of military spending and wars. When the countries heavily targeted by US wars and sanctions can still manage crises (arguably better) with more concern for the well-being of their citizens than the US can, it is time for America to either up its PR game or actually take measures to help its people.

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The government has become the biggest advertiser in Britain’s already struggling newspapers, so how ‘independent’ are they really?

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The Covid-19 outbreak saw the state spend millions on messaging, but that financial lifeline has now become a subsidy and is helping to keep some newspapers afloat.

It will surprise most Brits that the nation’s biggest advertiser is not Amazon, Apple, or Nike – it’s the government. That’s across all forms of advertising, but when the focus narrows to newspapers, the picture is even more troubling. Experts have stated that the continued existence of this government money is important for newspapers to survive, but that surely creates a conflict of interest. Via Public Health England, between the start of lockdown and July 2020, the government spent £44 million in three months. In context, that was a 5,000 percent year-on-year increase.

With sales of newspapers falling and the difficulty in creating a customer base to charge for content online growing, newspapers are dealing with tough times. A case in point is the Sun, comfortably the UK’s biggest selling paper for decades, but as sales dropped sharply they stopped releasing their figures and their latest financials recorded a £68 million loss. It’s estimated that the Daily Mail took the top spot back in June 2020. But just a few months later, even they were reporting a 25 percent decline in revenue. Why? Mainly because advertisers had taken a machete to their budgets.

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Prior to Covid-19, Jeff Bezos and Amazon were the biggest spenders in Britain’s newspapers, followed by TV network Sky. But once the pandemic took hold, they cut spending by 77 percent and 60 percent respectively. That’s positive compared to McDonald’s, who chopped off 97 percent of their spend. Some did increase – namely eBay, Disney+ and Microsoft – but nothing close to the government’s upsurge.

Boris Johnson and his cabinet felt they had to get their message out there. We had ‘Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’, then it was ‘Eat Out to Help Out’. The narrative moved on as the government paid MullenLowe Group to create the ‘Look Into My Eyes‘ campaign. The unintended result was that the government has become a lifeline to the newspaper industry, which receives a steady stream of cash.

On the day of writing (February 10), across six national titles – Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian – there were a staggering 15 pages of government advertising, not counting any supplements. Compare that to the next biggest advertiser on that day in the same titles.

It was the nation’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, who reported a 29 percent rise in profits, with four pages. The next biggest was supermarket Asda, bought recently for £6.8 billion, with one and half pages. Budget supermarket chain Aldi and telecommunications firm TalkTalk followed with a single page.

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It’s telling that the largest spenders, aside from the government, are supermarkets who have seen a boom due to lockdown and the shuttering of restaurants. But even with that surge in demand, they are still advertising way below Westminster’s levels. In a functioning democracy, this seems to be an extremely unhealthy position, and it’s set to continue.

The UK’s biggest ad buying agency Group M has stated that government marketing campaigns are “key” for newspaper revenues in 2021. This prediction has come true, evidenced by today’s 15 pages of state advertising. The situation generates major problems – most importantly, that the independence of Britain’s media has to be questioned. Editors and executives are aware of what amount of their revenue is coming from the government, so it will impact their editorial policy. It’s a fantasy to think that journalistic morality trumps all else. That may be the case for reporters, but to get their work in print, it has to go through the corporate structure.

A small example from my own career. I interviewed several years back the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who had recently returned from the International Space Station. At the time, there was speculation over where a rocket launchpad could be built in Britain. One option he said was a waste of time for several reasons. This ran counter to the government’s messaging, which was whipping up the potential of this site and gaining good PR. I offered it to an editor at a national tabloid who declined to use it, not because it wasn’t interesting but because they were set to run some features – arranged by the authorities – saying the opposite. So erroneous, and admittedly harmless, information was used because it made financial sense.

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If we expand that microcosm to Covid-19, any questionable information is most certainly not harmless, both from the point of view of human mortality and economically. The kicker is we already know it’s happened. The newspaper industry has been asleep at the wheel during the pandemic. No hard questions or investigative reporting was done. Piers Morgan was anointed as the voice of the nation, as the only media personality posing tough questions. His demand for answers was so dogged that he was investigated by regulator Ofcom over his “combative” style – and was cleared as having done no wrong. 

Government ministers boycotted his ‘Good Morning Britain’ show to avoid his wrath.

But there was a real cost to the newspaper industry’s soft soaping: the UK has the highest number of deaths in Europe, with over 113,500. There were embarrassing gaffes, due to an initial lack of scrutiny. 50 million face masks were ordered that couldn’t be used, part of a £156 million contract. That was topped by a Royal Air Force plane flying to Turkey to collect gowns. After a ridiculous standoff, the plane finally flew home, but all of the 400,000 didn’t meet standards and were useless.

The British public have been let down by their news-gatherers. There are routine calls for reporters to hold Boris and his ministers to account, along with the leaders of the devolved parliaments – Nicola Sturgeon (Scotland), Mark Drakeford (Wales), and Arlene Foster (Northern Ireland). But the bad news is that when the hard questions needed to be asked, the government’s advertising honeypot kicked in. Now the newspapers are hooked and need the money, so are they really digging as deep as they can?

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It’s impossible to know, but investigating your benefactors raises questions of independence. Are there scandals we have been unaware of because some intrepid newshound’s information was locked away in a desk by an editor under pressure to keep their job and salary? The problem could get even bigger, as now the reliance on government ad money is there, it can’t just be pulled away. Fifteen pages of advertising in a single day is a serious amount, and who will replace it? The private corporations aren’t going to start spending again unless they have to. It is entirely possible they have grown accustomed to the ‘new normal’ and feel there’s no need to go back to the old days of shelling out millions to newspapers. A good indicator of this is online grocery retailer Ocado saying the landscape has “changed for good.”

There are still many talented and honest journalists in Britain, but they don’t exist in a vacuum. The question is, if the government keeps signing their cheques, can we trust what the newspapers are telling us?

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US, UK, Canada & Netherlands somehow find $1.2 million for terrorist-friendly ‘White Helmets’ in Syria… because coronavirus

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Americans, Canadians, Britons and Dutch sitting at home under harsh Covid-19 lockdowns can feel joy that their governments found time and money to help ‘Al-Qaeda’s medical service’ in Syria make masks and gowns for terrorists.

The ‘White Helmets’ are depicted in the West as the noble, selfless and brave humanitarian workers saving lives of innocent civilians in areas of Syria held by “moderate rebels” against the evil dictator Bashar Assad. 

In reality, documented by independent journalists and civilians liberated from their tender mercies, they are a Western-funded PR operation that specializes in staging incidents on behalf of their militant allies, such as the Army of Islam or the much-rebranded Al-Qaeda affiliate currently known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

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You wouldn’t know any of that from the latest saccharine public-relations job in the Guardian, which basically printed ‘White Helmets’ propaganda disguised as a news report about how the group is “saving lives” by manufacturing more than two million masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) against the coronavirus.

In the Guardian’s telling, Syria’s jihadist-infested Idlib province becomes “areas of the country outside Bashar al-Assad’s control” and everyone there is a “vulnerable population of more than 3 million.” These people are supposedly aided and protected by the noble ‘civil defence,’ with the generous help of a Western “nonprofit” called Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge.

Small businesses in UK are being destroyed, working class is being crushed, how many people on the breadline, suicidal, depressed, waiting for insulting Govt hand-outs, but there's always enough for #AlQaeda linked #WhiteHelmets.. If this doesn't make you rage, we are doomed. pic.twitter.com/RmUcrP8wRX

— vanessa beeley (@VanessaBeeley) January 21, 2021

Behind this fluffy brand, no doubt focus-grouped to death by marketing consultants across the Anglosphere, is a “partnership” of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British, Dutch and Canadian ministries charged with foreign aid. 

In other words, while these four governments are imposing draconian lockdowns and wrecking their citizens’ livelihoods in the name of fighting Covid-19, they’ve happily found £920,000 ($1.26 million or so) to fund a terrorist PR group in Syria.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to Americans, at least, as the most recent act of Congress gave them only a single $600 payment apiece after nine months of lockdowns – while earmarking $600 million for “democracy promotion” aimed at Russia and China, for instance.

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Never mind that the US and its British, Dutch and Canadian allies have ostensibly been fighting a “war on terror” against Al-Qaeda since 9/11/2001, occupying Afghanistan and invading Iraq on that pretext, killing hundreds of thousands in the process. When it comes to bringing “democracy” to places like Libya and Syria, Al-Qaeda and other Islamist militants suddenly become “moderate rebels” more worthy of money than the struggling American, Canadian, British and Dutch taxpayers.

Nor are you allowed to notice that the ‘White Helmets’ have been accused of embezzling Western aid, because what are you, an “Assadist”? Anyone who criticized the group gets demonized by the BBC and other mainstream Western outlets, you see. 

One can’t even quote French President Emmanuel Macron, who accused the “moderate” militants of Idlib of acting as “dogs of war” for their main sponsor, Turkey, in places like Libya and the recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

No, you should be delighted that your money is going to the heroic “rescuers” of moderate Syria, who are totally not enabling terrorists. These noble souls will in no way use the funding or the equipment to stage yet another false flag“chemical attack” so their sponsors could launch some more “humanitarian” missiles – that never ever hit civilians – while the mainstream media in the West gushes over the “beauty of our weapons” again.

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Get ready for four years of vomit-inducing media fawning as our ‘brave’ journalists transform into PR agents for President Biden

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Joe Biden is a swamp creature to his core, but to mainstream pundits, his arrival in Washington is akin to the second coming of Christ. The sycophancy is pathetic, but it’ll soon get dangerous when Joe actually starts to govern.

The return of a clapped-out career politician to the White House has the mainstream media squealing with delight. Their liberal bias hasn’t exactly been a secret these last four years (“fiery but mostly peaceful” Black Lives Matter protests vs. the “extremist insurrection” on Capitol Hill being the latest example), but their outpouring of emotion over Biden’s inauguration would make even a North Korean news anchor blush.

This is so f*cking cringe even for CNN."Those lights that are just shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial, along the reflecting pool, it’s almost like extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America.” pic.twitter.com/WITMcEeDLO

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) January 19, 2021

“Those lights that are just shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial, along the reflecting pool, it’s almost like extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America,” CNN political director David Chalian gushed on Tuesday, describing a pre-inauguration Covid-19 remembrance ceremony attended by the incoming president.

MSNBC commentator Eddie Glaude went a step further, comparing Biden to God himself. Quoting Psalm 147:3, Glaude declared that Biden “heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” 

After the COVID memorial, MSNBC's Eddie Glaude compares Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to God as described by the Bible in Psalm 147:3 as "He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds." pic.twitter.com/7EI2QpbQGh

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 19, 2021

“Let the healing begin,” CNN’s Shimon Procupecz tweeted, as Biden departed Delaware for Washington, adding “we have needed this.” New York Times editor Lauren Wolfe described feeling “chills” as old Joe touched down at Joint Base Andrews later that afternoon. 

Reporters who weren’t openly professing their devotion to Joe were busy holding the new administration to account with hard-hitting journalism: by probing Kamala Harris’ choice of shoes, Joe Biden’s love of ice cream (tell us which flavor you got Joe!), and the new administration’s inauguration party playlist.

We get it. It’s embarrassing as hell. But we get it. You spent four years howling at Trump, calling him every name under the sun and lurching from one jumped-up scandal to the next. Russia. Impeachment. Pussy-grabbing and travel bans. You’ve worked extra hard to hold Trump’s feet to the fire every single day, and you deserve a vacation.

The last 4 plus years have been like living in a fever dream. I look forward to some calm and boring news.

— Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) January 20, 2021

Biden’s cheerleaders can be forgiven their victory lap on inauguration day. But Biden will be in charge for four years. If the media can’t be bothered to hound him like they did Trump, his administration will have carte blanche to impose whatever agenda it wants, while the press returns to its Obama-era cooing and mooing. How many Americans think Barack Obama’s tenure was “scandal free” despite seven foreign wars, the crushing of whistleblowers, gun-running and political spying? A significant number likely still do because the media was willingly asleep at the wheel for eight years.

And that’s the optimistic take. An infinitely more dangerous –and equally realistic– prediction is that the media will become a PR shop for the national security state.

Make no mistake about it, domestic repression is coming. The Capitol Hill riot has been milked for all its worth. Those who took part in what essentially was a goofy game of right-wing dress-up have been labeled “domestic terrorists” by Biden, with the mainstream media extending that description to Trump’s supporters as a whole. Trump’s 75 million voters have been described in the media as ”white supremacists” and “cult members” who need to be “deprogrammed” and placed in “re-education camps,” while the MAGA movement itself has been painted as a cancer that needs to be “cleansed” from public life. 

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Biden, the Democratic Party, the Bush-era ghouls still filling guest slots on anti-Trump TV networks, and now liberal journalists are all in agreement on the need for a domestic PATRIOT Act (although, surprisingly, ‘The Squad’ have objected to this). Reporter Glenn Greeenwald catalogued the calls for authoritarianism in a recent blog post, with some notable examples including the Daily Beast (already essentially a laundry for CIA press releases) demanding a new domestic spy agency to stop the “white terror,” and a former intelligence official suggesting Trump supporters be given the “Al Qaeda” treatment.

With the aid of the press, the repression will be sold as a righteous crusade against the forces of racism, extremism, and white supremacy. However, with the benchmark for “extremism” set at “rowdy Trump supporters,” the state and its allies in Silicon Valley will simply criminalize dissent from the right and prevent the next Trump-style challenge to their power.

They’re not actually looking for the next Timothy McVeigh. They just want Americans to view their flag-flying, gun-owning, Trump-voting neighbors as potential McVeighs and treat them accordingly. 

And when the surveillance net falls on middle America, they’d much rather the public tune out, turn on the TV, and hear the latest update on just how great Kamala Harris’ fashion sense is. 

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Wayne Dupree: The US media has become a disgrace over the past 4 years. They don’t report news – they manipulate it

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Wayne Dupree was invited to the White House to talk to President Trump on messaging to the black community. He was named in Newsmax’s top 50 Influential African-American Republicans in 2017, and, in 2016, served as a board member of the National Diversity Coalition for Donald Trump. Before entering politics, he served for eight years in the US Air Force. His website is here: www.waynedupree.com. Follow him on Twitter @WayneDupreeShow

Walter Cronkite must be spinning in his grave to see how biased and one-sided our TV news, in particular, has become. It’s time to tune out and shut them down.  

The day after President Trump was elected, I predicted to a friend how he would be one of our most influential presidents so far in history. Not because of a war, not because he was the best at what he did. Simply because he was himself and our media hates him for it.

Politics before this had gotten to the point where most people didn’t pay much attention, and the politicians did as they pleased – the swamp and the media covered for them, providing a safe space for the construction of progressive roadblocks.

Trump may not have been able to empty the swamp himself… but because of him, we see it, and we can finish the job ourselves. His term made more Americans than ever realize the importance of their involvement in this endeavour. It wasn’t Biden that brought more voters to the polls this year. People came to vote for Trump or against him.

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Wayne Dupree: Democrats say they didn’t cheat, so they shouldn’t be afraid of audits that would just humiliate Republicans

Sorting out the mess that is our mainstream media may be more difficult. There’s definitely a bias in the media. And it comes from all sides. Some are worse than others. If there’s a story that really interests me, I try to read articles from both sides and then try to research the actual source of information. I don’t do it often, however, because it takes a lot of time and energy. Overall, though, I have little trust in our media.

Also, keep in mind that 24/7 TV news (aka “cable news”) is lame no matter the political bias/spin they may have. Why? Because it’s the medium: they want you to keep watching so you can keep seeing ads, which is what they’re in the business of selling. To do that, they try to keep you outraged, so you stay tuned in. This is done by everyone; yep, including Fox News.

Still don’t believe me? Our media censored and ignored a very relevant story before the election regarding Hunter Biden. It was done clearly to influence the election in favor of their preferred candidate, his dad. The selectivity bias has reached such extreme levels that the media should instead be considered something of a PR firm. They push narratives that support their political persuasion, rather than report the whole of the news.

While Trump has inadvertently exposed this truth, he has also been widely victimized by it, too. It is alarming to realize that the media’s takeover is one of the first steps to becoming a third-world country – one that is controlled by a few power-hungry people. A caller to Rush Limbaugh’s show the other day described the media together with the liberal Democratic Party as a crime syndicate. I have to agree, sadly. That’s where we are currently in this country.

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Wayne Dupree: With just 20 days left to save President Trump – and America – we need to act decisively now

I really miss the days when the news just told the facts, without their political opinions. Let us make up our minds what to think. Where is Walter Cronkite when we need him?

CBS is running commercials with Norah McDonnell, their evening news presenter, claiming to be a journalist whose job it is to expose the government. But they won’t even ask Joe Biden a searching question, and they have lied like rugs in the past four years. So, no, no commercial or marketing scheme will convince me that they are honest or that they are doing their proper job. They have an agenda, and it is biased AGAINST America.

Over 70 MILLION people voted for Trump. What would happen to CNN, MSNBC, and the others if all of the Trump voters stopped watching these news “services.” They would cease to exist. I don’t like Jim Acosta, Don Lemon, all with a purple passion, and others, so I already refuse to watch CNN. Without viewers, revenue dollars vanish, and eventually these media giants will also vanish. Easy peasy!

The media was liberal before. With Trump, they became loud and obnoxious and nakedly biased. They said Trump was divisive, but they were stoking and causing the divide in our country. Trump’s gifts just brought the liberal media’s true ugliness to the surface and made it obvious to everyone that they don’t report news, they interpret and manipulate it. Now everyone knows which side they are on.

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Wayne Dupree: The revenge of the Establishment is complete – the deep state Trump sought to overcome has conspired to defeat him

In short, they want to control your life. Trump saved us from Hillary Clinton and gave us four years of freedom that we may never see again. It’s a shame that so many ignorant people voted against him in November because of his caustic personality. He did great things for America.

Although the media wants to hide it, mark down Trump’s accomplishments on this day –  a surging economy (and imagine what it would be like if Covid hadn’t interrupted), low fuel prices, much better trade agreements, peace between several nations in the Middle East, lower taxes, a stronger military, better care for our veterans etc, etc – the list goes on and on. Then take a look back in four years time and see just how far we have fallen. Democratic policies are “divide and conquer,” higher taxes, and burdensome regulations.

Oh, and, by the way, how do we fix this problem with our media? The media only has power because we give them it. There is a simple solution to removing this: stop using their services. I know it’s hard because most people have been conditioned for decades to watch their output, but you have the power to change your direction in life, thus you have the power to forge a new beginning by walking away from the entity that enslaves you for its amusement.

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Musicals – Jesus Christ Superstar: Superstar lyrics

[Verse 1]
Judas:
Mm, everytime I look at you
I don’t understand
Why you let the things you did
Get so out of hand
You’d have managed better
If you’d had it planned
Now why’d you choose such a backwards time
And such and strange land

[Verse 2]
If you’d come today
You could have reached a whole nation
Israel in 4 BC
Had no mass communication

[Pre-Chorus]
(Don’t you get me wrong) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong, now) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong, now) Don’t you get me wrong

(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) Only want to know
(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) I only want to know

[Chorus]
Choir:
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you, what have you sacrificed
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you, what have you sacrificed
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are?
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are?

[Verse 3]
Judas:
Tell me what you think about your friends at the top
Now who’d you think, besides yourself
Was the pick of the crop?
Buddha was he where it’s at?
Is he where you are?
Could Mohammed move a mountain or was that just PR?
Did you mean to die like that
Was that a mistake or
Did you know your messy death would be a record breaker?

[Pre-Chorus]
(Don’t you get me wrong) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong, now) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong, now) Don’t you get me wrong

(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) Only want to know
(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) I only want to know

[Chorus]
Choir:
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you, what have you sacrificed
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you, what have you sacrificed
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are?
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are?

Si tu novio te deja – J. Balvin letra

Letra J. Balvin – Si tu novio te deja

Yo vivo dia y noche pensando en ti
y tu perdiendo el tiempo con el
dime donde estas que yo te quiero ver.(si tu novio te deja)

si tu novio te deja sola
dime y yo paso a buscarte
solo me bastaran un par de horas
ese cabron no va a recuperarte.

si tu novio te deja sola
dime y yo paso a buscarte
solo me bastaran un par de horas
ese cabron no va a recuperarte.

un culito asi no se encuentra en ebay
este bicho tuyo te lo tengo en la allawey
mas ninguna tiene break versuri-lyrics.info
yo soy un picher, pero a ti te voy a hacer double play
yo se que eres fina pero en la cama sasha grey.

fumando y bebiendo bley lo siento pero
ahora el se va con drake
te llevo pa new york un fin de semana
un polvo antes de acostarse y otro por la mañana
hay un chorro e bobo que te tienen ganas
pero dile que tu eres del rey como lana.

yo siempre me maltrato viendo tus videos tus retratos
dile a tu novio que ya se le vencio el contrato
conmigo se donde vas con tus arrebatos.

si tu novio te deja sola
dime y yo paso a buscarte
solo me bastaran un par de horas
ese cabron no va a recuperarte.

si tu novio te deja sola
dime y yo paso a buscarte
solo me bastaran un par de horas
ese cabron no va a recuperarte.

llegare siempre sabe cuando y donde es
me trajo otras amigas que tienen novio tambien
cada que toco en PR ellas suelta su gato y caen donde papi
cuando me extraña quiere que le meta, de sorpresa llega a medellin
con el siempre pierde, conmigo win, te pienso to’ el dia bien nasty
miles de mujeres, miles en botellas, no es chimba si tu no estas aqui
dile la verdad al bobo ese que no le da los niveles y que tires a ver si puede
a tu jevo avisale que este fin de semana la pasas con to’s tus bunny y no con el
yo no juego avisale que encontaste reemplazo y que espere pa un rato.

si tu novio te deja sola
dime y yo paso a buscarte
solo me bastaran un par de horas
ese cabron no va a recuperarte.

si tu novio te deja sola
dime y yo paso a buscarte
solo me bastaran un par de horas
ese cabron no va a recuperarteee.
J. Balvin letras
Video te deja

El ganador – Nicky Jam letra

Letra Nicky Jam – El ganador

Yeah!
Parece un sueño, un Lambo y un Grammy
Cinco casas en Colombia, otra más en PR
Y tengo mansión en Miami.(el ganador)

La música mía tomando el planeta
Con fuerza de tsunami
Ahora me llaman, me tiran de m
Toditas las mamis.

Me siento el mejor
En esto, un experto
Cada tema que saco a la calle se pega
Y tengo sold-out los conciertos
¿Más inteligente?
Están en lo cierto
Soy dueño de lo mío
A nadie le tengo que dar mi por ciento.

Te amo Dios
Tú eres el que me bendice
Tú siempre me acompañaste en las noches grises
Estaba el barco mío a punto de hundirse
Y ahora filmando películas con Vin Diesel.

Los hijos míos
Los cuatro andan felices
Yo me caí y me levanté porque quise
Me siento duro, me siento fuerte sin bíceps
El ave fénix con Dios no hay quien lo aterrice.

Yeahhhh!

No fue fácil llegar hasta donde estoy
Ustedes saben que fueron muchos sacrificios.

El fénix (yeah!)

Yo me acuerdo todas las mañanas
Cuando me arrodillaba y rezaba
Yo sentía que el mundo acababa
Que no me querían
A nadie le importaba.

Me montaba en el carro
Y tenía que irme a pedirle prestado a mi hermana
Estaba loco y confuso en el mundo
Y sentía que el vicio a mí me mataba.

Mi historia volvió a empezar en Colombia
Me dieron esa moral
Y ahora me acompañan en la victoria
Desde mis promesas a Dios
De bendiciones tengo un río
Muchos dicen: “NIcky, una moda”
Y de eso sí que yo me río.

Cuando yo estaba abajo muchos me ignoraron
Nunca me ayudaron
Yo no hice lo mismo
Cuando me pegué
Con todos grabamos.

Ya mi tiempo llegó
Le doy gracias a Dios
Siempre tuve la fe
Y por eso cedió.

Como ya me caí
Ya no tengo miedo
Que venga lo que venga
Me siento un ganador.

Ya mi tiempo llegó
Le doy gracias a Dios
Siempre tuve la fe
Y por eso cedió.

Como ya me caí
Ya no tengo miedo
Que venga lo que venga
Me siento un ganadorrr.
Nicky Jam letras
Video ganador

Jesus Christ Superstar – Superstar lyrics

[Verse 1]
Judas:
Mm, everytime I look at you
I don’t understand
Why you let the things you did
Get so out of hand
You’d have managed better
If you’d had it planned
Now why’d you choose such a backwards time
And such and strange land

[Verse 2]
If you’d come today
You could have reached a whole nation
Israel in 4 BC
Had no mass communication

[Pre-Chorus]
(Don’t you get me wrong) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong, now) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong, now) Don’t you get me wrong

(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) Only want to know
(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) I only want to know

[Chorus]
Choir:
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you, what have you sacrificed
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you, what have you sacrificed
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are?
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are?

[Verse 3]
Judas:
Tell me what you think about your friends at the top
Now who’d you think, besides yourself
Was the pick of the crop?
Buddha was he where it’s at?
Is he where you are?
Could Mohammed move a mountain or was that just PR?
Did you mean to die like that
Was that a mistake or
Did you know your messy death would be a record breaker?

[Pre-Chorus]
(Don’t you get me wrong) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong, now) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong) Don’t you get me wrong
(Don’t you get me wrong, now) Don’t you get me wrong

(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) Only want to know
(Only want to know) Only want to know
(Only want to know, now) I only want to know

[Chorus]
Choir:
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you, what have you sacrificed
Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
Who are you, what have you sacrificed
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are?
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Do you think you’re what they say you are? 