I was so excited when I discovered that RT’s (Russian Television) website had finally gotten a decent discussion platform. Before this, it was hands down the worst website for trying to discuss the content readers found on RT. This delightful discovery is recent, as is my even more recent disappointment at the big fail that seems to be happening here. Today I visited RT. It was for no particular purpose. I was just going through my bookmarks and thought I’d pop in. There’s certainly no shortage of excitement there, due to the recent operation by the US and its allies to go after any media organization that isn’t pro US empire and, today, anti-Putin and anti-Assad. The thing is, You’re criminalized by the lawless uncle Sam for simply not being a willing victim of his aggression or for resisting his effort to gain your support for his aggression.
As we all know, The US ruling class, politicians and (formally) non politicians, are by and large down with Zbigniew Brzezinski’s grand chessboard view of the world. Zbig’s great service to the world’s 1% was to offer them a simple schematic with which they could organize their plunder (which had been going on since humans started to organize into communities and would continue with or without a plan) and make it relatively less chaotic, which is not to say that chaos doesn’t result wherever Zbig’s fellow grand chessboard players are active. But the negative consequences of the evil decisions of the world’s deciders are mostly borne by the majority, namely the people everywhere, who have little or no say in matters affecting them, no matter how serious those matters may be. One comment I made tonight, attached to “WikiLeaks says Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet after new Clinton emails published”, on the RT News website, was a response to another poster, Yuri Ivanovich, who made the observation that we pay dearly for the rulers of the world to play. All of us are paying a very high cost, so that the 1% can live comfortably and control us. My response to Yuri’s comment was held for moderation.
The US is inching us all closer to nuclear war with Russia, which if it were to happen, and if it were to be allowed to go to its extreme, would bring the whole game to an end. But the followers of Zbig’s grand chessboard view are people who have modified themselves into being believers in inequality, war (which they ‘say’ makes a nation strong) and deceit (needed to enlist the support of those who might otherwise resist insanity). Therefore, Rules of human behavior that would apply to normal human beings no longer apply when we are dealing with that bunch.
I commented on RT tonight and it was accepted. I then proceeded to read and I commented a second time. The article is titled “Backtracking from ‘no discussion’? UK bank says that it will review closure of RT accounts.” That second comment (and one or two others that followed) was held for moderation. I don’t know yet whether my moderated comments will become disappeared comments. I was able to make one comment about that, however. Interestingly, a poster, Orange Sword, noted that it was a problem with the people who RT hired to bring this discussion system to it’s readers. OS pointed out that the Jewish people in charge of the company, Spot.IM, were the problem. Their software flags words like ‘hell’ and ‘Jews’. Check For filtered words like “h e ll” “J ew s” comments section outsourced by spot.im company with Israel and NY hq. My old comments was flagged this one a Little tuned.
Annoyingly, Once the stinky software flags you, it grays out your flagged comment and copying and pasting it isn’t possible. If the comment has been shortened, with a “See more” link, you can’t click on it and can’t therefore show others the commentary that these nasty Israelis have just buried. Incidentally, Orange Sword calls them Jews. I have no idea whether they are or not and it doesn’t matter. Your behavior, I have to point out, says something about you. That’s the simple idea behind the mark of the beast described in the Christian Bible at Revelation chapter 13. It’s simply a brand. The mark of 666, which isn’t forced on anyone (although complusion is used, which we can give into or not) shows that someone is a slave of the wild beast of corporatocracy. It isn’t a literal mark. It is that which reveals who you really are. It is your behavior. It’s your deeds. The numeral 3, in the Bible, is used symbolically to convey emphasis. The numeral 6 is used to convey the idea of missing the mark, or the standard, for humans, from God’s standpoint. (We have all inherited imperfection, which God takes into account here.)
I don’t know what more I said in that above post, but I know that I said mainly what I wanted to say already, with what you see. I will type it out for you so that you can get a better view of it. All we can do is guess which words were flagged. Convenient, Isn’t it? We are left to guess what the reasons for the censorship are. Are the owners religious and do they flag words (and therefore ideas) that they don’t support religiously? Whatever it is, they can kill open and public discussion of important subjects with this kind of censorship. What words get flagged? Can we know? Way to go RT for hiring these people!
My grayed out, probably disappeared, post on RT:
Scotland wants to be independent, like Ukraine and other fascist states who will obey the godfather, uncle Sam, or else. If states truly want to be independent, rather than part of the US-led corporatocracy, then why haven’t they figured out a way to be independent, rather than merely strongly in disagreement? BRICS isn’t that way either. If you can’t ditch the global, capitalist system that the LAWLESS uncle Sam created and dominates, then don’t expect to have an easy time of it once you’ve got his attention… See more
*edit, later today – Yes, Some of my posts were disappeared.
It’s ironic that RT is frantically churning out commentary denouncing the attack on its freedom of speech and journalism, while the losers who it hired to manage their readers comments, online, are censoring some of us. And this is the sorry state of alternative media these days. (Alternative media has traditionally been media that does not merely publish the US government line. And that has meant less resources for that media, since those who have bought government are those who buy or don’t buy, and don’t support, and even attack in various ways, alternative media. RT is government supported, so it’s not without resources. And its government supported, but not ‘US’ government supported. But is it progressive? It’s definitely more progressive than ANY of it’s Western counterparts.)
A lot of alternative media is not just failing, as in not succeeding. It’s not just not persuading. It’s actually going over to the dark side, by which I mean the people’s enemy, the wild beast of corporatocracy. There’s The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain, who recently wrote a pure pro USAID, pro White Helmets article (See below post). Then there’s the Democracy Now show in which Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh try selling us the same evil Syrian Civil Defense imposter. See “The White Helmets: As Syria Death Toll Mounts, Meet The Rescue Workers Saving Thousands Of Lives.” And so on… When so many of those who resist – We are all under compulsion – finally quit resisting, that represents a weakening of the people and a strengthening of the iron grip of the cruel, lawless corporatocracy. It takes your breath away, the spectacle of this spreading and deepening darkness. But it wasn’t unexpected.
Jehovah (God), through his prophet Ezekiel, long ago prophesied the frenzied, desperate acts of aggression of Satan, aka Gog, as he nears his destiny with a deep dark pit from which he cannot exert his influence (prior to his being released for a short while, prior to his destruction). Jehovah’s Witnesses report that the word ‘Gog’ probably means darkness. (I don’t know what they report today. I don’t associate with them.) Whatever the etymology of the word, ‘Gog’ certainly means darkness, to go by his actions and the effects of his actions. Witness the war on whistleblowers, journalism and journalists that the US (the false prophet of Revelation chapter 13) leads. It’s not merely the killing of information and facts that Gog’s false prophet has helped him accomplish. That false prophet (pretending to be a champion of democracy, freedom, peace and security, while ‘speaking like a dragon’ and threatening with destruction any who don’t go along with it’s regime change program) replaces that information with lies. And they are not lies that he must tell for our benefit. The result of Gog’s attack and uncle Sam’s willingness to support and join it is deep darkness for the world.
Ezekiel (from chapters 38 & 39):
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The word of Jehovah again came to me, saying: “Son of man, Set your face against Gog… and prophesy against him. Say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Here I am against you, O Gog… I will turn you around and put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with all your army… You will be given attention after many days. In the final part of the years you will invade the land whose people have been restored… You will come against them like a storm… You will say: “I will invade the land of unprotected settlements… And I will send fire against Magog and against those who are inhabiting the islands in security and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.”
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You can have security by paying for protection from those who would otherwise break your legs. Or you can have security by supporting the agency that will stop the extortionists, the plunderers, the gangsters. You can give in to the compulsion employed by Gog’s wild beast of corporatocracy. Or you can show a fear of God, rather than man, and expect He who is not of disorder to deal with those who are not only lawless, but who pretend to be champions of the rule of law, even while they break whatever laws and agreements that they feel will gain them advantages.
“For God is a God not of disorder but of peace.” – 1 Corinthians 14:33
“Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven… Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, Did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name and perform many powerful works in your name?’ And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me you workers of lawlessness!'” – (Matthew 7:21-23)
Gog’s attack is indeed against everyone. But from God’s logical, legal standpoint, it’s the attack on his people that concerns him and makes his reaction – Armageddon – righteous and necessary. Those without protection who Gog attacks possess no protection from this dark world’s standpoint. They consciously and willingly ally themselves with the Creator and look to him to fulfill his promises regarding a new earth and a new heavens (government). They look to him for salvation. And when the world turns, as it will (Revelation chapter 18), on global organized religion, including religionists who sold their souls for the possible favors and protection of the wild beast of corporatocracy, it will make no distinction between those who were not loyal to God (like a woman who betrays her husband with strangers) and those who were. That’s the world’s mistake. That’s how God has manipulated Gog – with hooks in his jaws to steer him to his, and his dark world’s, unavoidable fate.
“For this is what Jehovah of armies has says, who after being glorified has sent me to the nations that were plundering you: “Whoever touches you touches the pupil of my eye.”” – Zechariah 2:8
The neoconservative/ neoliberal psychos are calling to God to bring it while they are attacking everyone, and all of God’s good standards (and by extension, God) including God’s defenseless people, who do not bow to them. What do they expect will happen?
“If you believe in freedom of speech, you believe in freedom of speech for views you don’t like.” – Noam Chomsky
Well, It’s the same morning now as it was when I wrote the above post, only a few hours later. I had to sleep. The first thing I did was pop into my gmail to see what was happening. That’s when I found all these emails notifying me of likes – they were all, gratifyingly, likes – to comments I had made as flitted from one article and discussion to another. Those articles were all related to the recent attack on RT led by the US. They don’t necessarily add anything terribly useful, but have a look if you care to: