This article from The New Yorker Magazine is extensive and remarkable in the detail it reveals about the depth and complexity of the corruption in Hollywood that is personified in the character of Harvey Weinstein. Not only does it describe his activities with regard to the women around him but we also learn about his use of money and power to buy the silence of his victims and his use of intelligence organizations to intimidate and silence others. It is a lengthy read, but well worth the time.
In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations. According to dozens of pages of documents, and seven people directly involved in the effort, the firms that Weinstein hired included Kroll, which is one of the world’s largest corporate-intelligence companies, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies. Black Cube, which has branches in Tel Aviv, London, and Paris, offers its clients the skills of operatives “highly experienced and trained in Israel’s elite military and governmental intelligence units,” according to its literature.
Two private investigators from Black Cube, using false identities, met with the actress Rose McGowan, who eventually publicly accused Weinstein of rape, to extract information from her. One of the investigators pretended to be a women’s-rights advocate and secretly recorded at least four meetings with McGowan. The same operative, using a different false identity and implying that she had an allegation against Weinstein, met twice with a journalist to find out which women were talking to the press. In other cases, journalists directed by Weinstein or the private investigators interviewed women and reported back the details.
American Renaissance recently asked a number of different scholars about the current global demographic trends and where they appear to be headed.
The overall consensus is that over the next century we will see a population explosion coming out of the continent of Africa combined with a corresponding decline in the populations of the Anglo-sphere that would have profound effects on the rest of the world. Anyone who has taken a close look at economics or history would observe that most of the economic, technological and cultural development of the last several centuries have had their origins in Europe, America and to a lesser extent in East Asia. There has not and never has been any significant development coming from Africa or the Middle East that did not have the assistance of the West behind it.
And so to look to the future and to see a massive increase in the population of poor and uneducated Africa is to see a vast decline in the future fortunes of civilization. The West simply does not have the ability to absorb or to support the numbers of people that Africa is going to produce in the coming century. But that is where we appear to be headed.
This is a first-rate introduction to the biological basis for intelligence. It is so good it is astonishing that Cambridge University Press had the courage to publish it. For half a century, serious investigation of the genetics of intelligence has been virtually taboo, and a few scientists quietly wrote heretical articles for obscure journals.
The Neuroscience of Intelligence brings the latest findings out of obscurity, and bluntly lays out the facts: The human mind is not a blank slate; intelligence is biological; it varies in people for reasons that are overwhelmingly genetic; there is no known environmental intervention—including breast feeding and enriched home environment—that raises IQ; we are beginning to understand the biological mechanisms of intelligence, and before long we should be able to change genes and the brain itself in order to raise intelligence.
The author, Richard J. Haier of UC Irvine, has more than 40 years of research experience in intelligence, and is frustrated by the unwillingness of academics and policy makers to understand or talk about intelligence. He points out that intelligence is central to every social problem—crime, poverty, bad schools, drug addiction—and that the usual liberal panaceas are rubbish. In what amounts to a revolutionary proposal, he argues that until policy makers recognize that low intelligence is impervious to every one of their pet schemes, progress is impossible.
I recently had a friend try to convince me that my career would suffer if I did not learn to use the corporate-speak buzzword vocabulary that has become all too common at converged corporations. (Note that this herd mentality is clearly dominated by the females in mid-level positions) My reply, of course, is I’m doing quite well thanks and that there are plenty of talentless hacks who can parrot the correct phrases but who are demonstrably unable to actually do any useful work. So for those of you who would enjoy a bit of entertainment at the expense of today’s corporate HR departments ( one of the banes of modern culture in itself ) here is a corporate-speak generator with which to have some fun.
Breitbart has a great three-part article taking a close look at the cesspool of the left-wing Hollywood elite and the company town they run. The story delves into the way that the town has come to be dominated by American hating communists and how regular Americans have had it and are starting to really fight back. And it’s not just the incredible fall-off at the box office, but real guerilla tactics that have put the Masters of the Universe on notice that they are no longer out of reach of patriotic citizens who have had it with their bullshit.
Tinseltown Travelogue is a three-part series exploring Hollywood’s stunning hypocrisy and institutionalized bigotry. This story, months in the making, comes on the heels of the explosive New York Times exposé of alleged sexual misconduct over decades by Tinseltown’s most celebrated producer, Harvey Weinstein, and further unmasks an industry in the midst of an ethical unraveling. Instead of confronting Hollywood’s biggest “open secret” of systemic moral decay, Tinseltown’s elite have chosen to exhibit disdain for everyday Americans through brutal mockery and relentless attacks on their beliefs. Wrapped in scandal and historic box office lows, something brand new is happening to Hollywood…it appears Americans have had enough. This is a Tinseltown intervention.
Pajama Media brings us this article describing how Google sent a threatening letter to a conservative site demanding that they pull one of their articles, or Google would cut off their Google generated ad revenue. This kind of activity is a direct violation of the Sherman Anti-trust Act. Google should be broken up by the government right now to put a stop to this sort of blackmail activity and to send a clear warning to other leftist corporations that anti-trust violations will not be tolerated.
On Tuesday evening, Google sent a conservative website an ultimatum: remove one of your articles, or lose the ability to make ad revenue on your website. The website was strong-armed into removing the content, and then warned that the page was “just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website.”
“Yesterday morning, we received a very bizarre letter from Google issuing us an ultimatum,” Shane Trejo, media relations director of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Michigan, wrote on The Liberty Conservative. “Either we were to remove a particular article or see all of our ad revenues choked off in an instant. This is the newest method that Big Brother is using to enforce thought control.”
The ultimatum came in the form of an email from Google’s ad placement service AdSense. The email specifically listed an article on The Liberty Conservative’s site, stating that the article violated AdSense’s policies.
Here is an interesting video from Red Ice TV that makes the argument that whites are when seen in a global context, the true minority population on the planet. For while the world population is over seven billion, only about 750 million of those people are descended from European stock. Everyone else is what we have tended to call “minority.”
John Nolte at Breitbart has written a lively essay on the declining fortunes and influence of the Legacy Media and how they are reacting to their accelerating loss of power. And reacting to it they are. Nolte begins by pointing out that the entire establishment was on deck in the 2016 election in order to stop Donald Trump from winning the election. There was no effort that they did not make in the service of their goal of getting Felonia von Pantsuit over the finish line.
As a 25 year media-watcher, I have never seen anything close to the propaganda campaign the national media launched to defeat Donald Trump last year. It was 24/7, it was coordinated across every news outlet, it was all-hands-on-deck. And Trump still won. Which can only mean that the media’s influence has eroded to a point where, despite hurling every kitchen sink available, they suffered a humiliating loss last November.
Before I get into the grit of the nit, it is important to keep in mind that our media is nothing more than the communication branch of the Democrat Party. When you look at everything the media does — the lying, the campaigns of personal destruction, the fake news, the focus on stuff like Melania’s shoes — this explanation is the only one that makes sense. The media is a full-blown leftwing political operation run, for the most part, by former Democrat operatives like Jake Tapper, George Stephanopolous, and Chuck Todd, as well as those related to Democrat operatives.
Donald Trump’s win in November of last year was not just a political earthquake; it was a cultural one as well. For it signaled that not only is the political power of the Democrats and the left on the decline, so too is the power of the Legacy Media. There was a time when the Elite Media Monoculture controlled the content and terms of the debate and nothing got through that wall of power that was not approved by them. But that has all changed because of the digital technology that we all enjoy today.
Computers, tablets, cell phones and the Internet make it possible for people of like mind to find each other and to share their knowledge, understanding, and experience. Through blogs, chat rooms and social media conservatives and others on the right have been able to organize and work together to advance their own ideas and, perhaps even more importantly, to pull back the curtain on the left and show them for who and what they are. Through the Internet, we offer observations and commentary that the Legacy Media does now allow or deign to publish.
And those views have spread far and wide on the right until now virtually every rank-and-file member of the right understands the situation we are in, what we are up against and knows what we have to accomplish to win our country back from the left. There are few on our side who do not understand the goals and tactics of the enemy. And knowing that means that the Legacy Media has lost their power to influence the outcomes of events both political and cultural. As Nolte explains, this decline in the left’s power is the reason they are lashing out to silence the voices on the right using whatever power they still have.
At this point, pretty much every conservative position on abortion, homosexuality, border security, the police, affirmative action, immigration, terrorism, etc., has been labeled as hate speech by the establishment left and many in the media. Moreover, the holding of these beliefs makes you an automatic member of the “alt-right,” which aligns you with white supremacists.
Now that this phase is in place, now that mainstream conservative and Christian beliefs have been toxified as hate, whether they are already aligned with the media or because they have been bullied by the media into joining the cause, the mega-corporations that now control our primary means of communication — the public square that is the Internet — are instituting a wave of censorship.
Hiding behind the media’s absurdly expanded definition of hate (or fake news), America’s Googles,Facebooks, Twitters, advertisers, and Web servers are blacklisting conservatives, banning populists, and outlawing their ideas. People are being disappeared from the public square or, out of fear of being disappeared, they no longer feel comfortable to speak freely.
While this wave of censorship has already caused some short term disruptions, in the end, I don’t think it will succeed in stopping the right. The Internet is so big and so diverse a medium that those on the right will soon find ways to adapt and redeploy their assets. Google, Facebook, and Twitter are big, but they are by no means the entire Internet and their reach only goes so far. The conservative right will quickly adapt and find other venues to get their message out. The Elite Media Monoculture’s attempt to regain power and silence their critics is doomed to fail, just as every socialist experiment in history has done before.
In recent days we have seen the left, in a variety of different situations and contexts, use its power for the purpose of silencing dissenting voices across the Internet. If we had any doubt that modern corporations had been converged into leftist strongholds, at least at the top management level, that doubt has been removed. Companies such as Facebook, YouTube and Google already have a reputation for censoring Wrongthink™ whenever they can do so without negative repercussions. Now we are seeing the same Stalinist tactics used to remove offending thought from the Internet so that we, the rubes out in Fly-Over-Country will not be able to see it.
“This should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention. The Silicon Valley ideological echo chamber is real,” Gab CEO Andrew Torba wrote in an email to Breitbart Tech. “They have chosen to not support a free and open internet.”
“The alt tech revolution has begun,” he continued. “We ask developers who believe in our mission of free speech and individual liberty for all to rise up, speak out, and build free speech friendly products against the totalitarianism occurring in the tech industry.”
The social network previously extended a job offer to James Damore, a former Google employee who was fired from the company after he published a viewpoint diversity manifesto.
Gab has also been rejected from the Apple App Store on numerous occasions, with the company citing “objectionable” user content, despite the fact that flagged posts could also be found on social networks such as Twitter, which are readily available on the store.
On Thursday, Gab raised over $1 million in public investments, hitting the maximum amount allowed by regulations.
In an age of social media and the internet as our primary medium of communication, the denial of a platform is effectively the newest form of censorship. The fact that it does not come from the government does not render it less harmful or less a violation of one’s civil rights. If a baker can be required to bake a cake for a gay wedding, the mandarins of Silicon Valley should have no right to censor views of conservatives just because they don’t like them.
Sadly, this attack on the right will likely continue because the left does not know when to stop and because the left has always opted for silencing their opponents rather than having a real debate. The left does not debate anyone really since they believe they are in sole possession of the truth and that all others are not simply mistaken but evil. And one does not deign to debate with such sub-humans as us.