President-elect Trump's choice of Gen. James Mattis to be Defense Secretary has raised more than a few eyebrows. Not only as a military officer in a traditionally civilian position, but also as an executive in a leading defense contractor. His views on Iran are also considered extreme and not grounded in reality. Ron Paul asks "Will the mad dog be leashed?" in the following live discussion...
The House has passed H.R. 6393, a bill which calls for the government to target "Russian Propaganda" websites and "counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation"
"These people are authoritarians, plain and simple: under the guise of fighting authoritarianism, they seek to ban dissenting views, jail the dissenters, and impose a narrow range of permissible debate on the public discourse. They are dangerous, and they need to be outed and publicly shamed."
Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White House. Mr. Fisher is certainly correct that the Fed’s policies have “skewered” the middle class. However, the problem is not specific Fed policies, but the very system of fiat currency managed by a secretive central bank.
The "war on terror" has simultaneously been a war on truth. For fifteen years, the governments of the so-called Western democracies have found it essential to align themselves firmly with lies in order to pursue their agendas. Now these Western governments are attempting to discredit the truthtellers who challenge their lies.
"While peace and liberty will benefit most people, powerful interests seek to prevent the realization of these objectives...Such fraudulent attacks occur as the Post’s agenda is guided by "the interventionist mindset that undergirds the mainstream media"
"...this group of ostensible experts far more resembles amateur peddlers of primitive, shallow propagandistic clichés than serious, substantive analysis and expertise; and is engaging in extremely dubious McCarthyite tactics about a wide range of critics and dissenters... WaPo should be very proud: it staked a major part of its news story on the unverified, untestable assertions of this laughable organization."
Citing "two teams of independent researchers" who found "Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery...echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal," The Washington Post has named Drudge, Zero Hedge and Ron Paul (and many others) among the "useful idiots" that true American patriots should be wary of.