Butter Knife Country by x0x7 in Guns

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Every time I see news from the U.K. i'm like "Is this real?" I don't know if I can fact check anything enough to assuage my disbelief

Who is there for Us? When Suffering and Hopelessness Give Way to Tribalism and Hatred - the minute you give your hand to hopelessness and decide to fight iniquity with anger, you have lost the battle for justice and you instead turned yourself into a tool of the status quo. by The_In-Betweener in ConspiracyPhilosophy

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The radicalization of the population by mass media is something on all of our minds.

Author talks about Ethiopian and American Tribalism as well as his advocacy for a Constitutional Monarchy in Ethiopia.

Here is what I know to be true: the minute you give your hand to hopelessness and decide to fight iniquity with anger, you have lost the battle for justice and you instead turned yourself into a tool of the status quo. I don’t write this to judge or dismiss people; rather I proffer this missive in hopes of reaching people before they turn away from love and embrace indifference and retribution. I do so knowing that I will be hated by many for daring to preach inclusion and seeking unity; we live in a time of tribalism and those who invoke togetherness find themselves in no man’s land catching flak from all sides who would rather saunter in the ghettos of self-interest as they disavow a common cause.


Lest you think this virulent form of tribalism is endemic to only Africa, rest assured that tribalism is even more prevalent here in the United States and throughout the “developed world”. Whereas tribes in my native land are based on ethnicity, here in America, tribes are more insidious. Black, white, Democrat, Republican, believer, atheist, gay, straight; the ruling class have carved out an endless array of identities and convinced us that we are better off wrapping ourselves in the cocoons of artificial constructs. This is how a fraction of humanity can literally subjugate billions; as long as we are fighting over our differences, we will never come together to defend our common interests.


I plead with all who are willing to listen, please do not let your hearts be infected by hatred. I know most of us want to make a difference in this world and to fight against injustice, but as Martin Luther King Jr. once wisely noted, “hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness, we must meet the forces of hate with the power of love”. You can’t overcome racism, sexism and the endless stream of prejudices by emulating the enemy’s tactics.


In fact, my decision to accept the chairmanship of Ethiopians for Constitutional Monarchy was in many ways made because I realized that it is almost pointless to bash the establishment from the outside and decided to build an institution that will speak on behalf of the marginalized humanity. May God Bless Ethiopia, America and the world.

If you can’t beat a meme You are a loser by The_In-Betweener in Memetics

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Well if it came from Media Matters, I mean: "Stefan Molyneux is MAGA Twitter’s favorite white nationalist - Molyneux has talked fondly about white nationalism. Donald Trump Jr. amplifies him on Twitter. " - https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2019/05/20/stefan-molyneux-maga-twitter-s-favorite-white-nationalist/223744

If you can’t beat a meme You are a loser by The_In-Betweener in Memetics

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Stefan replying to Posobiec who posted this:

The Daily Beast and CNN think memes are “hoaxes” and those who post them must be punished And Facebook helped them - https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1135704452780961792

Posobiec responds:

The left can’t meme, so they want to make it so no one can - https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1135708841390350337

Calm down Jack. The neo-liberals can't meme. Reasonable lefties can meme, but they are drowned out by establishment hacks who are astroturfed and botted to the forefront of the conversation.

Markhor by The_In-Betweener in Life

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lol

and just like that OP unknowingly found xirself shilling for Voaters

Technotyranny: The Iron-Fisted Authoritarianism of the Surveillance State by [deleted] in technology

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Thought I checked this one. You and dcjogger both posted this to different subs. I'll delete.

The old world is dying and a new one is being born. Expect plenty of chaos in between. by The_In-Betweener in WorldPolitics

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Humanity now possesses powerful tools to level the playing field it never had before. The blossoming of the internet made instantaneous person-to-person global communication a trivial exercise for the first time in history. This was then turbocharged by the advent of social media platforms, which gave anyone the power to rapidly influence public opinion in a way only gatekeepers could previously. More recently, the creation of Bitcoin has birthed an unprecedented era in which humans can transfer value globally, without permission, by just clicking a button. When it comes to two of the most powerful aspects of human interaction, communication and value transfer, technology has empowered the average person in ways that would’ve been unfathomable just a decade or two ago.

While that’s well and good, I’d be remiss not to point out that powerful figures have taken notice and aren’t particularly pleased. The 2016 election of Donald Trump was the final straw as far as the status quo’s tolerance for free speech on the internet. His victory proved they could no longer easily steer the public into the arms of their preferred candidates. As such, Russiagate was used to convince much of the public that billionaire tech oligarchs should be encouraged to rid their platforms of wrongthink, a process that continues to accelerate despite the fact that hysterical claims of Trump-Russia election collusion have been summarily dismissed.

Rupert Sheldrake by The_In-Betweener in quotes

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Here's his website: https://www.sheldrake.org/research/morphic-resonance

Some of his books are at my local library so you might be able to find them at yours

Meanwhile, on the top of reddit: "kill yourself to save the planet" by Vigte in MeanwhileOnReddit

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This was at the top of r/all a little while ago: "Harvard Law Prof Calls Sen. Mitch McConnell a ‘Flagrant Dickhead’" - https://old.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/buxon7/harvard_law_prof_calls_sen_mitch_mcconnell_a/

2nd comment calling him the devil. Par for the course I suppose

Wake up. This is no hallucination. by The_In-Betweener in Cartoons

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Crosspost from r/conspiracy of a crosspost from r/holofractal

Race-baiting Dividers Incorporated by The_In-Betweener in Memetics

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clmao

Many blessings!

Race-baiting Dividers Incorporated by The_In-Betweener in Memetics

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Now how am I supposed to shitpost. lol.

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage by The_In-Betweener in Comics

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-r-V0uK4u0

The world is a vampire sent to drain Secret destroyers hold you up to the flames And what do I get for my pain? Betrayed desires and a piece of the game

[Pre-Chorus] Even though I know, I suppose I'll show All my cool and cold like ol' Job

[Chorus] Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage Someone will say, "What is lost can never be saved." Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage

[Verse 2] Now I'm naked, nothing but an animal But can you fake it for just one more show? And what do you want? I wanna change What do you got when you feel the same?

[Pre-Chorus] Even though I know, I suppose I'll show All my cool and cold like ol' Job

[Chorus] Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage Then someone will say, "What is lost can never be saved." Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage

[Middle Eight] Tell me I'm the only one Tell me there's no other one Jesus was an only son, yeah Tell me I'm the chosen one Jesus was an only son, for you

[Bridge] Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage Then someone will say, "What is lost can never be saved." Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage!

[Chorus] Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a… Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a… Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage

[Bridge] Tell me I'm the only one Tell me there's no other one Jesus was an only son, for you

[Outro] And I still believe that I cannot be saved And I still believe that I cannot be saved And I still believe that I cannot be saved And I still believe that I cannot be saved

Spirituality does not come from religion. It comes from our soul. by The_In-Betweener in quotes

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Courtesy of Haile Selassie

Just listening to this: Bad Brains -- Yes Jah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzHLrFZany4

Living in times when things are slow People don't know where to go Jah will always be there

People just suffering everywhere Hold on don't despair Jah will always be there

Yes I know, yes I know It's hard to make a way so hold on Children, hold on What is true, what is true Who the cap fit is who will wear it So move aside, oh evil man Move far from here

Yes Jah love Yes Jah love Yes Jah love Shine very early in the morning Bright like the moon in the evening

Spirituality does not come from religion. It comes from our soul. by [deleted] in quotes

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Going to repost this

For the first time in the history of our country, the government has brought criminal charges under the Espionage Act against a publisher for the publication of truthful information. This is a direct assault on the First Amendment by The_In-Betweener in conspiracy

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Is the Trump administration willing to commute the sentence of Assange as the Obama admin did with Chelsea? Not even sure if these charges will hold up in court.

Coverage of this momentous occasion:

The US espionage act charges against Julian Assange for publishing leaked classified information showing US war crimes is a massive attack on media freedoms and free speech. The poison is out - we always knew this was what we were really fighting. - https://twitter.com/CraigMurrayOrg/status/1131674105281949709

The Department of Justice just declared war––€”not on Wikileaks, but on journalism itself. This is no longer about Julian Assange: This case will decide the future of media. - https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/1131657973745496066

This is a deliberate effort to establish a precedent that can be used to prosecute journalists for doing their jobs and publishing information that embarrasses the government or exposes wrongdoing. - https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1131657048037515266

Countless organizations confirmed that Julian #Assange is a journalist. It is undeniable. A journalist, registered. A publisher, awarded. The case against @wikileaks is a threat against investigative journalism, globally. - https://twitter.com/avilarenata/status/1131656818835509248

Julian Assange has just been charged with 17 new counts under the Espionage Act. None of this is about 2016, the election or allegations in Sweden. This is about attacking journalism and the public's right to information about war crimes done in their name with their dollars. - https://twitter.com/jeremyscahill/status/1131655366742290433

The issue isn't whether Assange is a "journalist"; this will be a major test case because the text of the Espionage Act doesn't distinguish between what Assange allegedly did and what mainstream outlets sometimes do, even if the underlying facts/motives are radically different. - https://twitter.com/steve_vladeck/status/1131654501562224640

All those who spent the last 2+ years proclaiming to be so very concerned about attacks on a free press will now have to decide whether they really meant it, or whether - due to feelings about Assange - they will cheer the Trump Administration's frontal assault on press freedom: - https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1131658856264818689

Trump’s Justice Dept has charged WikiLeaks publisher with violating the Espionage Act for publishing secret US documents from ten years ago. This strikes at the heart of the First Amendment and puts all journalists in extreme danger. - https://twitter.com/FreedomofPress/status/1131654344074498048

It's sick to watch liberals cheer the prosecution of Assange by Trump's Justice Department, headed by William "Exonerate the Iran Contra Criminals" Barr, as though this prosecution is not a massive attack on press freedom, rather some gotcha about the 2016 election. It's deranged - https://twitter.com/jeremyscahill/status/1131658424725450753

There is no way to dodge the direct implications of the Assange indictment for every journalist who covers military, diplomatic or intelligence affairs. Read this thread on why "this is a worst-case, nightmare, mayday scenario." - https://twitter.com/bartongellman/status/1131670357885235205

It doesn't matter if he's a journalist, the legal rationale for prosecuting him could have been used to say, prosecute newspapers for exposing Bush's network of secret torture sites across the world. - https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1131659847609532416

The Espionage indictment of Assange for publishing is an extremely dangerous, frontal attack on the free press. Bad, bad, bad. - https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1131660186429599744

Dems who want revenge on Assange for 2016 are cheering the Trump DOJ inventing a brand new theory to criminalize journalism. Even though the new indictment again has nothing to do with 2016. Certain segment of bootlicking Trump sycophants also joining the celebration. Sick - https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1131676972302655494

R.I.P. by The_In-Betweener in ConspiracyPhilosophy

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An homage to the recently departed.

"Stanton Friedman, famed UFO researcher, dead at 84 Social Sharing - Friedman credited with bringing Roswell Incident to mainstream conversation" - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/stanton-friedman-ufologist-dead-1.5135588

A nuclear physicist by training, Friedman had devoted his life to researching and investigating UFOs since the late 1960s.


Friedman "officially" retired last year but still booked speaking engagements "because he loved talking about UFOs," said his daughter, Melissa Friedman, who works for CBC News.

"Dad was curious about anything he didn't know about. He was always asking questions about how things worked.

"I think it's rare for someone to stay so engaged and curious and open-minded for a life that's that long."


In a 2011 interview with CBC News, Friedman said most people agree with him once they hear the evidence.

"Despite the false claims of a small group of nasty, noisy negativists, most people accept ET reality even though they think most others don't," he said.

"I check my audiences and find at the end of my lecture that about 10 per cent of the attendees have had a sighting. But 90 per cent didn't report it because of a fear of ridicule.

"I am trying to lift the laughter curtain."

14 year old Youtuber Soph- Social media platforms virtually tightening a muzzle on the head of anyone whose speech eludes the narrative. They're purging their userbase, using pseudo offenses as an excuse to squeeze out ideological dissent and enforcing conformity into every internet community by The_In-Betweener in censorship

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Alex Jones interviews Youtuber Soph about her recent fame.

The above quote is from her video, not the interview.

Here is more of the context of the quote:

I assume most of you have noticed the policy surrounding "hateful conduct" on social media platforms virtually tightening the muzzle on the head of anyone whose speech eludes the narrative.

They're purging their userbase using pseudo-offenses as an excuse to squeeze out ideological dissent and enforcing conformity in every internet community that they can get their hands on.

While the deplatforming can be partially chalked up to out of touch big-tech CEOs who are just taking the path of least resistance, there certainly seems to be a coordinated effort coming from strident professional complainers who share an objective of removing reactionaries from all means of communication.

Their job entails closely monitoring the posts of whatever online personality they come across until one of them says something that is deemed unacceptable.

When it happens, these fucking reddit(tm) homos speed to the scene fueled by their lust for character assassination.

Buzzfeed wrote this article about her: "YouTube’s Newest Far-Right, Foul-Mouthed, Red-Pilling Star Is A 14-Year-Old Girl" - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/youtubes-newest-far-right-foul-mouthed-red-pilling-star-is

According to the interview her Democrat father is now receiving phone calls calling him a Nazi.