Last week, HBO released Part 1 of its 6-part docuseries “Q: Into The Storm.” It’s the latest douse of lighter fluid on a growing pyre of Regime Media agitprop against “conspiracy theories tearing democracy apart.”
Not to be outdone, CNN Clockwork Orange’d the country’s airport terminal captives with another round of “She’s losing her parents to QAnon. Listen to her plea”:
Evidently, “When parents become strangers: How QAnon is tearing families apart” and “’They’re unrecognizable’: One woman reflects on losing her parents to QAnon” were such box office blockbusters the industry keeps churning out sequels.
In turn, the right-wing internet trended the meme “Blue Anon,” a counter-concept designed to mock left-wing conspiracy theories. The results were predictable: Google banned the term Blue Anon from the front page of its search results. Internet slang repository Urban Dictionary banned the entry for the term “BlueAnon” altogether.
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 7, 2021
— RyeLibertarian (@RyeLibertarian) March 7, 2021
Angry slingshots from Right-Wing Twitter eventually got the term reinstated on Urban Dictionary, but there’s obviously no chance in hell at getting global hegemon Google to budge.
The pattern is simple. The full apparatus of the Globalist American Empire mobilizes on behalf of those who believe and promote discredited conspiracies like the Russiagate Hoax, the Jussie Smollett Hoax, Covington Hoax, and so forth. On the other hand, the full apparatus of the Globalist American Empire mobilizes against those who believe and promote QAnon.
In other words, the regime codifies and sacralizes Ruling Party conspiracy theories, while it pathologizes and criminalizes Ruled Party conspiracy theories, all as a means of controlling the narrative in our so-called “democracy.”
For quite some time the loaded phrase “conspiracy theory” has enjoyed pride of place alongside the nebulous, catch-all phrase “hate speech” as a censorship predicate used to silence online speech. Since 1/6, however, the phrase’s use case has expanded from censorship predicate to a prized tool in the Globalist American Empire’s security state’s latest attempt to target Trump supporters as de facto domestic terrorists.
Today, that rhetorical razorblade is being codified into law. For the past two months, a Democrat Congressional coalition has been backing a terrifying bill to bar anyone who has ever believed in “conspiracy theories” from holding a security clearance.
This so-called “Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021” would ban all skeptics of all Official Narratives from ever occupying a senior US government position. Non-believers would be legally prohibited from aspiring to even the most middling State Department or Defense Department career. Blasphemers would be banned for life from all 17 (18?) intelligence agencies, as well as thousands of government contractor jobs and legislative committee roles.
Disgraced national security reporter Josh Rogin of the Washington Post whitewashed the proposed bill as a sensible measure to stop nebulous “QAnon” believers from exerting institutional influence. But WaPo’s slime job egregiously mischaracterizes the proposed legislation.
The Democrat crimethink bill clearly prohibits any “association with” any “conspiracy theories and false information about the United States Government.” Even Rep. Turner’s press release stipulates that so-called “QAnon” beliefs are just a start:
While such legislation is pending, the Beltway is already collecting scalps. This month, DEA agent Mark Ibrahim was suspended for simply being near the Capitol protests as they occurred. Ibrahim was off-duty with his family, never entered the U.S. Capitol building, and has been not charged with any crimes. Nevertheless, his national security clearance has been stripped.
If the bill targeted conspiracy theorists as such, it would result in the immediate termination of the entire senior leadership of the FBI, nearly every US intelligence agency, the US State Department, and almost the full roster of the Democrat Party apparatus for their collective embrace of the conspiracy theory of Russiagate.
Even within the general conspiracy theory of Russiagate, “conspiracy” charges formed the narrative’s sharpest legal spearhead. Recall, for instance, how senior Trump aides such as Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were railroaded with formal criminal charges of conspiracy against the United States.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and several other financial charges… The indictment lays out 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, acting as an unregistered foreign agent and several charges related to failing to report foreign bank and financial accounts. [AP]
Meanwhile, Ruling Party Conspiracy Theories about 1/6 have extended so far as to appropriate the language of “9/11 Truth” and refer to the events as an “Inside Job.”
Instead of losing their security clearances and being barred for life from public service, Ruling Party Conspiracy Theorists alleging “Inside Job!” were taken so seriously that the FBI swooped in and seized cell phone data from sitting members of Congress.
Note especially how such Congressional data was mass-collected by the FBI without a warrant:
The FBI’s iron-fisted Secret Police Dragnet descended on our nation’s elected representatives — who are still under active investigation — because of the incredible power of a Ruling Party Conspiracy Theory.
At the same time, the Ruling Party has permanently altered the terms of engagement to our speech-based political system to weed out Ruled Party Conspiracies Theories. Such an innovation assesses “conspiracy theories” at the level of narratives, then squashes Ruled Party narratives before they gain traction, eliminating any chance of a successful investigation or hearts and minds swaying to the side of the Ruled Party.
The farce behind this new effective criminalization of “conspiracy” is revealed by the fact that organized covert action plotted in secret — conspiracy — is the literal job description of a vast swath of U.S. government agencies under the 1947 National Security Act.
It follows, therefore, that under the proposed “Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021,” believing the U.S. government does its job is, in a general sense, a disqualification from occupying a senior role in the U.S. government.
Basic national security documents like NSC 10-2 freely concede that an enormous array of covert actions undertaken by Federal agents are never to be evident to “unauthorized persons,” and if they are uncovered, the U.S. Government must be able to plausibly deny them.
In the 1980s, this “iceberg” of deniable operations famously humiliated the Reagan Administration during the Iran Contra scandal.
If that scandal were repeated today, would a hearing and media scrutiny follow? Or would the national security state simply coerce its civil society partners to deplatform and disbar the vast majority of Americans who dared discuss it? See, e.g., 26:58-28:58 of that hearing:
The transcript, in relevant part, is below:
SEN. NIELDS: In certain communist countries, the government’s activities are kept secret from the people. But that’s not the way we do things in America, is it?
NORTH: … By their very nature covert operations or special activities are a lie. There is great deceit, deception practiced in the conduct of covert operation. They are at essence a lie. We make every effort to deceive the enemy as to our intent, our conduct and to deny the association of the United States with those activities… The effort to conduct these covert operations was made in such a way that our adversaries would not have knowledge of them, or that we could deny American association with it, or the association of this government with those activities. And that is not wrong.
SEN. NIELDS: The American people were told by this government that our government had nothing to do with the Hasenfus airplane, and that was false. And it is a principal purpose of these hearings to replace secrecy and deception with disclosure and truth.
So much for the anti-Conspiracy Theory bill’s logically self-defeating design.
Of course, no one with the remotest understanding of how things work would think that this new effort to weed out conspiracy theorists from the national security state would apply to Russiagaters, or a host of other fashionable conspiracies embraced by our corrupt ruling class. Again, this bill and other measures like it don’t represent good faith attempts at weeding out both Ruling Party conspiracy theorists and Ruled Party conspiracy theorists from America’s national security apparatus.
Instead, they seek to weed out those sympathetic to President Trump’s Make America Great Again (MAGA) from the national security state, so that the national security state might more effectively and fully cleanse America of MAGA sympathetic beliefs.
The use of “conspiracy theory” as a censorship predicate to neutralize opposition narratives and political mobilization is nothing new (see, e.g., a book by a UT professor on the term’s origin and evolution).
What is new, and disturbing, is how the regime has incorporated its attack on opposition party conspiracy allegations into its broader project of labeling Trump supporters as de facto domestic terrorists and marshaling the full force of the national security state to destroy them.
What we are witnessing, in effect, is a foreign counterintelligence operation turned inward and aimed directly at the American people. “Counterintelligence” concerns insider threats to the operational integrity of US military-intelligence organizations and missions.
As originally designed, American counter-intelligence is meant to prevent the American security apparatus from being infiltrated by hostile foreign actors.
What we are seeing now, however, is something quite different — a deliberate effort to cleanse our entire security apparatus of patriots — perhaps as preparation for a full scale effort to cleanse the entire country of American patriots, or anyone, for that matter, who objects to the open air prison that the Globalist American Empire has become.
The traditional discipline of American counter-intelligence has thus morphed into what we might call Counter-American Intelligence.
Traditional counter-intelligence techniques, strategies, and mindsets are being re-purposed domestically, in order to cleanse the entire U.S. national security apparatus, including the DOD, of latent political sympathies.
Today, the top target of this Counter-American Intelligence operation is President Trump’s MAGA movement.
Adding insult to injury, the U.S. national security state’s pretext for launching this operation was itself based on the wild-eyed conspiracy theory that thousands of Trump supporters in military and law enforcement are training in state-sanctioned violence by day, then secretly moonlighting as vigilante militiamen plotting government overthrow by night. They’re forming networks, the theory goes, and now it’s the nation’s top national security threat.
As of the time of this writing, the entire Department of Defense is in the middle of a 60-day stand-down for every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to scrub right-wing “extremism” from its ranks.
The U.S. military on Wednesday acknowledged it was unsure about how to address white nationalism and other extremism in its ranks, and announced plans for military-wide stand-downs pausing regular activity at some point in the next 60 days to tackle the issue.
The decision to a hold a stand-down was made by Lloyd Austin, who made history by becoming the military’s first Black defense secretary after a long career rising in the ranks of the Army. In his confirmation hearing, Austin underscored the need to rid the military of “racists and extremists”.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Austin ordered the stand-down after a meeting with the U.S. military branch leaders, who are under pressure to show progress in combating extremism after current and former military servicemembers were found to have participated in the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. [Reuters]
In response to a recent Tucker Carlson monologue critical of the United States’ military prerogative regarding sending pregnant women to fight our wars, the U.S. military circled the wagons to launch an unprecedented aerial bombardment on an American journalist. It’s no longer difficult to imagine the Armed Forces’ “counter-extremism” program executing a drone strike on the other side of the Overton Window.
Tucker’s monologue is, for now, still available on Fox News’s YouTube channel. Archive it while you can:
But while the purge of “domestic extremist” political beliefs is still underway at the Pentagon, early reports from military officers on social media indicate our worst fears are being confirmed:
At the same time, the Pentagon is having a public freak-out over the preponderance of troops who view the events of 1/6 as roughly equal to the summer-long race riots associated with the death of George Floyd. Keep in mind that these so-called “peaceful” riots happened to coincide with an unprecedented 25 percent nationwide increase in homicides for the year.
Consider the following jaw-droppings remarks from Chief Master Sergeant Ramón Colón-López, the senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:
Meanwhile, Military Twitter has confirmed that “counter-extremism” sessions feature training materials from the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far left scandal-plagued organization that formally included Dr. Ben Carson on its national list of “extremist” figures. Evidently, the famed African-American neurosurgeon and former HUD Secretary is too extreme to be accepted into the American military in 2021.
Yesterday, PJ Media purported to obtain a copy of some of these training materials:
I have obtained a copy of all the materials regarding the sudden new threat of “Extremism” used for training in the United States military. Throughout the services, service members have been shocked at the Biden blitz to root out ideas and people who stand in the way of the administration’s transformative agenda.
One individual in the training told me, “The military is one of the last institutions left that hasn’t been radicalized by the progressives. That’s why it is being targeted now.”
All personnel are being subjected to a PowerPoint presentation packed with progressive ideology and misstatements of the Constitution. Designated officers are conducting the training on bases, stations, and ships at sea. The slides contain misstatements of the law and warped characterizations of fellow citizens who believe in constitutional principles. [PJ Media]
In response to further calls for information on “extremism” purge meetings, conservative journalist and activist Jack Posobiec posted the following account (emphasis added):
Further testimonials sent to Posobiec are below:
Message from a Navy member pic.twitter.com/uZ8enX1Es7
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 19, 2021
Message in from a new military officer pic.twitter.com/FXQvpdRfsd
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 19, 2021
And, finally, as if to swoop in for the sole express purpose of confirming the thesis of this article — that “counter-extremism” is a Counter-American, Counterintelligence Operation — the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Division itself even took to Twitter to pile on more attacks on a civilian, Tucker Carlson, for opinions expressed within the civilian realm.
Big Hooah! https://t.co/0QejqqbCJW
— Army Counterintelligence (@Real_ArmyCI) March 12, 2021
They did this from their officially authorized, blue-check verified, government-paid-to-maintain account (and notably, a communications channel from which the former Commander-in-Chief has been permanently banned).
If all of that was not enough to convince of you of a Counter-American, Counterintelligence operation being run by the U.S. national security state to stamp out MAGA, consider the following article last week from Anne Applebaum.
Applebaum’s piece stresses the need for increased China-style Internet censorship to stop the proliferation of dissident political opinions. A sample passage reads:
In the surreal interregnum that followed the 2020 election, the price of America’s refusal to reform its internet suddenly became very high. Then-President Donald Trump and his supporters pushed out an entirely false narrative of electoral fraud. Those claims were reinforced on extreme-right television channels, then repeated and amplified in cyberspace, creating an alternative reality inhabited by millions of people where Trump had indeed won. QAnon—a conspiracy theory that had burst out of the subterranean internet and flooded onto platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, convincing millions that political elites are a cabal of globalist pedophiles—spilled into the real world and helped inspire the mobs that stormed the Capitol. Twitter made the extraordinary decision to ban the U.S. president for encouraging violence; the amount of election disinformation in circulation immediately dropped. [The Atlantic]
For the uninitiated, the Integrity Initiative leaks revealed a joint US-UK-NATO covert action operation in which a cabal of counterintelligence operatives organized a global propaganda bullhorn to amplify the Ruling Party Conspiracy Theory of Russiagate. These civil society intermediaries, functioning as undercover intelligence cut-outs, were secretly organized into clusters by countries, such as a US Cluster, a UK Cluster, a France Cluster, a Spain Cluster, and so on.
This covert, state-sponsored cabal even leaped into action to block specific political candidates from attaining key roles in public service:
These US-UK-NATO intelligence-backed cluster cells went to extraordinary lengths to prevent public knowledge of their operations:
Bringing this back to our Counter-American Intelligence story, you can see the names of both Anne Applebaum and her Atlantic article co-author Peter Pomerantsev in this clean screenshot from the Integrity Initiative leaks:
Zooming in a little closer: Dis you, guys?
Fine, you say. It’s just an international conspiracy covertly operated by MAGA’s chief globalist antagonists to coordinate media, military and elite policy-making decisions on foreign policy issues like Russia. How does that effect me?
Well, have a gander at Anne Applebaum’s Twitter this week and you’ll see her retweet the glowing approval of her Counter-American Intelligence plot from none other than Peter Strzok. Yes, Former FBI Chief of Counterespionage Peter Strzok, arch-villain of the Russiagate show trial and multi-year hoax, who collaborated with FBI insiders to plot the vaunted “insurance policy” in 2016.
Yes, FBI Counterespionage Chief Peter Strzok, who texted FBI lawyer Lisa Page (who herself got busted for falsifying General Michael Flynn’s 302) assuring her that the FBI would collectively stop Donald Trump’s election:
In closing, this Twitter exchange between disgraced FBI Counterespionage Chief Peter Strzok and transatlantic intelligence spook Anne Applebaum is worth seeing with your own eyes. Who has the intelligence community declared its top “CI” (Counterintelligence) target?
It’s you, citizen. And if pointing that out is alleging a conspiracy, then let us reply in turn as they do: