May 23, 2023Liked by William M Briggs

During covid I spent too much time on a professional social media site called fishbowl app. I initially thought I would encounter quality discussions to help makes sense of the insanity. Bc the site was populated by lawyers, accountants, consultants, etc.

Sure, many on there were wickedly smart, just not in a way that was helpful. They had been educated so long that they universally lost the ability to actually think for themselves. I would characterize that group as ideologically conformist and therefore blind, conceited, and arrogant. Smugly stupid. They had this intuitive, finely honed knack for identifying “approved” thoughts and then thinking such thoughts, and only those thoughts, with zeal. And like a school of fish, they would turn on a dime and think completely opposite thoughts the moment the official narrative changed. It was truly something to behold as it happened in real time. And woe to thee who tried to make them see their patterns.

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May 23, 2023Liked by William M Briggs

The point of the bar exam mask requirement is to filter out the intelligent in favor of the obedient.

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May 23, 2023Liked by William M Briggs

Do you want a good laugh?

The Preamble to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics states:

“…public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.”

And then there is :

“We have no obligation to make history. We have no obligation to make art. We have no obligation to make a statement. To make money is our only objective” –

Michael Eisner, CEO, The Walt Disney Co 364,000 Google References

“We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with issues and subjects that we choose to deal with.” –

Richard M. Cohen, Senior Producer of CBS political news.1,360 Google references

“We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn’t. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”

Katherine Meyer Graham, Washington Post publisher 41,500 Google References

“People shouldn’t expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the ‘fringe’ media.” –

Ted Koppel – (American broadcast journalist, best known as the anchor for Nightline) 2770 Google References

“The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.

William Colby, former CIA Director, quoted by Dave Mcgowan, Derailing Democracy 167,000 Google References

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May 23, 2023Liked by William M Briggs

How very fitting that in the current year demonology that journos should occupy the top of the pyramid. There are no words to express my disdain for these people. At least politicians are self-serving. It is easy to understand a self-serving person: they just want money, better clothes, a nicer house, a pool. A journalist will earnestly promote the most obvious lies for, not money, but status. Status! Head pats! A 70k salary, a shitty apartment, cheap wine... All so they can feel important. My God, how do you reason with such a creature?

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Excellent essay about a nation of clowns, not funny but malicious clowns.

Stephen King writes about clowns who are unlike Clarabel, evil clowns with a hard heart. (To quote the Shadow, "Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man?")

The gambit is "I come not to praise clowns but to bury them."

And speaking of clowns:

That Big Pharma and Big Gov bribed and bullied doctors and hospitals to mistreat patients, to suppress effective treatment protocols, and to push the Red China Vaxx and harmful anti-virals has been well known for 2 years now. In response to the Red China Virus, Big Gov flooded hospitals with ventilators that killed and treatment guidance that was either wrong or woefully inadequate. Big Gov bullied private physicians, so that by the tens of thousands doctors all but abandoned tens of millions of Covid-sick patients to the clumsy clutches of ER's and hospitals. Further, Big Gov gave hospitals large bonuses for "finding" that hospitalized patients died "with" Covid, even if they did not die from or of Covid. Big Pharma and Big Insurers paid doctors bonuses for vaccinating patients, especially children. And state-owned media promoted vaccination, condemned ivermectin, and defamed doctors who treated patients with readily available protocols that worked and fought the Big Lie(s) about what was neither safe nor effective. And because state-directed media was paid by Big Pharma to advertise the Red China Virus Vaxx and by Big Gov to promote it, they defamed the unvaccinated and they covered up the Big Lie(s).

My now-former PC doc is owned by a large corporate practice of primary care physicians. In order to get monetary rewards from Big Pharma (and insurers,) my PC doc sends a monthly scare email to patients. It consists of scare propaganda on Covid 19 infections in the DC Metro area, combined with advice that his patients get tested and vaccinated at his PC office. He even set up a drive through vaccination clinic so as to facilitate such vaccinations. (But no burgers, fries and chocolate shakes were made available.) The doc has never told his patients that he is being bribed by Big Pharma to scare and vaccinate his patients and to advertise the importance of getting the Red China Virus Vaccine. I dropped that office (for that and other reasons) and now use another PC doc.

I am not one to state that stigmata will last forever. Time passes, people forget, people move away, and people die. Memory is short-lived. But Memorial Day and the Holocaust Museum exist to show us that some memories must be kept alive. The national disgrace of the Red China Virus is one such memory that must live forever. In America today there are hundreds of millions of victims of government abuse, medical negligence, professional indifference, corporate theft and personal greed because of the professional and political mishandling of the Red China Virus. I will never forget, and I hope that the public will never forgive that not only Big Pharma, but also that our government was corrupted at every level and branch and that most of their doctors and hospitals harmed them for money and out of cowardice.

"There ought to be clowns. Send in the clowns. Don't bother; they're here."

Put 'em in jail.

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John Swinton, editor of the New York Sun, had this to say about the profession of journalism in 1883: "There is no such a thing in America as an independent press, unless it is out in country towns. You are all slaves. You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to express an honest opinion. If you expressed it, you would know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid $150 for keeping honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for doing similar things. If I should allow honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, I would be like Othello before twenty-four hours: my occupation would be gone. The man who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street hunting for another job. The business of a New York journalist is to distort the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to villify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread, or for what is about the same — his salary. You know this, and I know it; and what foolery to be toasting an "Independent Press"! We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping-jacks. They pull the string and we dance. Our time, our talents, our lives, our possibilities, are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Swinton_%28journalist%29#Journalistic_career

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May 24, 2023Liked by William M Briggs

Yep, no one is safe. I’m pretty well convinced that this is an inherently dangerous planet. In fact, there is no evidence of eternal (physical) survival. I therefore do not see any reason to pursue total, universal safety for all. After all, no one is safe. Ever.

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As for "experts," I don't hate them; I despise them. :)

They live in their tiny compartmentalized worlds and are always ready to tell lies for a few bucks.

Ignoring "experts" and "rulers" is a good idea; there is no point in wasting time and energy on them. It makes no difference if they are useful idiots or agents: the results are the same.

In order to evaluate sources, it is inevitable to use a frame of reference for deductive processing:


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These six things the Lord hates,

Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:

A proud look,

A lying tongue,

Hands that shed innocent blood,

A heart that devises wicked plans,

Feet that are swift in running to evil,

A false witness who speaks lies,

And one who sows discord among brethren. from Proverbs 6

kinda says it all, but brief commentary:

a proud look- remember Pride as a sin, or on the other side MAPA: is a sop to our inflated view of ourselves really what we need?

a lying tongue - there are your presstitutes and elites Briggs.

hands that shed innocent blood - we love our soldiers...(oh yeah and our proxy nations soldiers too slava ukraini or whatever)

a heart that devises wicked plans - are our rulers, elites, and experts anything else than this?

feet that are swift in running to evil - the one virtue that our elites have is there laziness, they don't do anything swiftly or diligently

a false witness - journos made the list again, of course the sort of forensic context here brings the lawfare side into view

one who sows discord among brethren - hell this list was tailor made for a post on hating the American elite

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