The Pillow Fight: Part II

Slander injures three: the slanderer, the person who hears the slander, and the person slandered.

The Talmud (Arachn), c. 200

Tom Trento and I discuss the failed Lindell cyber symposium, the fake data of Dennis Montgomery and Brannon Howse’s post-symposium reaction against Tom, myself and John Guandolo for trying to warn Mike Lindell. “Our job today,” said Tom, “is not ad hominem attacks against Mike Lindell or Brannon Howse … I think … we’re trying to do a very difficult job.” That job is to find the truth, to correct the errors, to find a way forward.

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Afghanistan Now: Act 1 of America’s Biggest Strategic Bug-Out Scandal

We have the lie of 100,000 people successfully evacuated from Afghanistan. We have the lie of only 240-250 Americans left behind when there are thousands. We have the lie of the 90,000 they will bring into the country in lieu of the 90,000 they failed to rescue.

Anonymous Intelligence Veteran

The following article was submitted to me two days ago by an anonymous intelligence veteran involved in the Afghanistan airlift. After fifteen days in the belly of the beast, seeing how everything was organized/disorganized and reorganized, our source begin to catch a definite smell. – J.R. Nyquist


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For My Brazilian Friends: As Mentiras Em Que Acreditamos

Men in general judge by their eyes rather than by their hands; because everyone is in a position to watch, few are in a position to come in close touch with you. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are. And those few dare not gainsay the many who are backed by the majesty of the state.

Machiavelli

Below are links to order some of my books. My new publisher in Brazil, Livraria Danubio Editora, has published selected writings from 2020-2021 under the title The Lies We Believe In: China, Russia and the Communist Revolution (As Mentiras Em Que Acreditamos: China, Russia e a Revolucao Communista). I am told that the translation is excellent. They even produced a commercial for the book:

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On the Formation of Ricin Nanocapsules and Other Curiosities

We adapted a technology whereby individual [ricin] protein molecules are encapsulated within a thin polymer shell, termed nanocapsules. These nanocapsules can effectively enter the cells, owing to the positive charge on their surface and release their [ricin] protein cargo due to the ‘proton-sponge’ effect…. One unique advantage of this nanocapsule platform is its flexibility. By altering the chemical properties of the nanocapsule surface, one can modulate critical factors such as cell surface affinity, immunogenicity, release rates of its cargo, circulation time and biodistribution.”

Specific elimination of Latently
HIV-1 Infected Cells Using HIV-1
Protease-Sensitive Toxin Nanocapsules [4]

The four authors of the above-quoted article are, Yang Liu, Jing Wen, Jie Li and Yiming Xie. I pass over, for the moment, the Chinese ethnicity of the authors. Their study was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The bio-warfare implications of this research should not escape our notice. The article was submitted for publication in November 2015 and published in April 2016 (available in the notes below). The article states that ricin toxin can be wrapped within a nanocapsule and used in non-lethal doses to target specific cells within the body.

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A Controversial Website with a Discussion Board? Are You Nuts?

I know mama. He was my dog. I’ll do it.

Travis, “Old Yeller” (1957)

Friends with blogs warned me not to offer a comment section. It was good advice they gave. But I started a comment section anyway. And it has been valuable at times. Only now there is a lot of growling and threats, and a big chunk has been taken out of me. And too much valuable time has been lost. So how do you shoot Old Yeller?

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The Pillow Fight: Part I

As one views modern man in his innumerable exhibitions of irresponsibility and defiance, one may discern, if he has the courage to see what he sees … a prodigious egotism.”

Richard M. Weaver

The West’s decline into “fragmentation,” said Weaver, owes much to an inner disintegration of soul, an egotism without any sense of proportion. Weaver then quoted Plato’s statement that, “the excessive love of self is in reality the source to each man of all offenses; for the lover is blinded about the beloved, so that he judges wrongly of the just, the good, and the honorable, and thinks that he ought to prefer his own interest to the truth.” With these words the ancient philosopher has given us an insight into the collapse of empires and the fall of mighty men; and also, an insight into the fall of a pillow salesman from Minnesota named Mike Lindell.  

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Interview on the Cuba Revolt: Should America Intervene?

We owe it, therefore, to candor and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and these other powers to declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety.

The Monroe Doctrine, 1823

According to Marcell Felipe, the protests in Cuba are “a rejection of socialism and communism.” In the United States we are told a different story. It is, they say, all about COVID-19 and vaccine availability. What is the truth? Marcell Felipe says, “No one is protesting COVID-19. People are asking specifically for freedom.” People are chanting, “Down with the dictatorship!”

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Absolute Proof or Absolute Fiasco?

Mike Lindell … could do so much good. He has got so much wealth. He could be our George Soros…. Instead, he is sinking millions and millions of dollars into these videos and this upcoming Symposium on alleged cyber-warfare from China. I fear … it is just going to be money down the crapper.

Cliff Kincaid

As the Lindell Cyber Symposium has begun, it is worth reviewing what we know in the midst of so much disinformation from right and left. Cliff asked me why Lindell’s information is not to be believed. I told him that the ultimate source of Lindell’s information, of course, is serial fraudster Dennis Montgomery. I asked Cliff, furthermore, that “If [China] wanted to change our election, would they do it so obviously that we could trace their computers back to their own country?” This does not make sense.

Post Script: From Backstage

The word from backstage at the Cyber Symposium in South Dakota is that the cyber experts are unhappy. Expert Robert Graham is reporting, on Twitter, “they are not allowing pcap experts to analyze this data.” The “proof” is not in the pudding. In fact, the whole thing IS A PUDDING. Such a shame. Such a waste of effort.

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On Nietzsche’s Madness Prefiguring Our Own

Dear Herr Professor, when it comes to it I too would very much prefer a professorial chair in Basel [University] to being God; but I did not dare to go as far in my private egoism as to refrain for its sake from the creation of the world … being condemned to entertain the next eternity with bad witticisms.

Friedrich Nietzsche to Jacob Burckhardt
Letter of 6 January 1889

It is a tragic fact that Nietzsche was ill, and this illness famously resolved itself into madness. Yet, despite his errors, his contradictions, his contribution to modernity’s moral malaise, he kept one foot planted in the camp of civilization. A part of him struggled against nihilism. At odd intervals he looked forward to the reconstruction of civilization — even allowing (in one passage) that the “death of God” was “only a rumor”; that he himself could believe in God, as long as it was a “dancing God.” In his madness, indeed, Nietzsche said he would have rather been a professor at Basel University than God.

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A (Very) Short Fictitious Interlude

From a humanitarian perspective, we should issue a warning to the American people and persuade them to leave America and leave the land they have lived in to the Chinese people. Or at least they should leave half the United States to be China’s colony, because America was first discovered by the Chinese. But would this work? If this strategy does not work, then there is only one choice left to us. That is, use decisive means to ‘clean up’ America and reserve America for our use….”

General Chi Haotian, 2003 Secret Speech

China’s defense minister, General Chi Haotian, looked at his desk calendar. On Saturday the Year of the Goat begins, he thought. The goat means luck. But I was born in the Year of the Snakethe “little dragon.” The skin of the snake is always cool, hiding a fervent heart. Chi looked out the window of his Defense Ministry Office at the smoggy Beijing skyline. The time was going by very quickly. He was scheduled to retire in March. How does an old snake retire? A copy of Sun Tzu’s Art of War sat on his desk. I will read classics, he thought to himself. Another book also sat on his desk. It was a volume of essays by Mao Zedong. He turned to the first section of the book, “Analysis of the Classes in Chinese Society.”

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A Lesson on the Communist Movement: An Expert Speaks

In 1960, a secret directive was issued by the KGB in Moscow to the intelligence service’s representatives abroad and the security service at home on the influencing of foreign visitors to the Soviet Union, especially politicians and scholars; efforts were made to use, recruit, and discredit anticommunist politicians, journalists, scholars, and analysts of communist affairs during their visits to communist countries.

Anatoliy Golitsyn

The common element in all of this is the degeneration of language into an instrument of rape. It does contain violence, albeit in latent form. And precisely this is one of the lessons recognized by Plato through his own experience with the sophists of his time, a lesson he sets before us as well. This lesson, in a nutshell, says: the abuse of political power is fundamentally connected with the sophistic abuse of the word, indeed, finds in it the fertile soil in which to hide and grow and get ready, so much so that the latent potential of the totalitarian poison can be ascertained, as it were, by observing the symptom of the public abuse of language. The degradation, too, of man through man … by all tyrannies, has its beginnings … when the word loses its dignity.

Joseph Pieper

In this age of “technicity,” “sociology,” and “economics,” many people do not take ideas seriously. Instead of ideas, they have catchwords. Everything is resolved into one catchword; and that catchword is “science.” The Marxists and their fellow travelers have claimed “science” as their very own; that is, they claim the social sciences, climate science, and medical science (regarding viruses, vaccines, lock-downs, etc.).

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