What Did Donald Rumsfeld Know About the 9/11 Attacks?

Taken from JRE #1400 w/Tony Hinchcliffe: https://youtu.be/HKa6m9HpWUU

We should be compiling links of sources claiming WSB is for silver Discussion

We’re not. Plain and simple. Anyone who frequents WSB knows this.

This means whatever media source is indicating this to be the case is a sellout and their credibility should be in serious question since they either

1) don’t do their due diligence, or

2) are okay with getting their strings pulled to be used as tools by the wealthy to manipulate masses.

If there was any doubt of these hedge fund’s influence and manipulate, this whole “WSB going silver” just put that conspiracy theory to rest and only does more to confirm that the game has always been rigged against the average person.

Edit: You know what would be AMAZING?? This was an idea already thrown out there, but if the mods could use twitter (and by pinning a statement on this subreddit) to invalidate the silver BS… That would be SUCH a great fucking move. Maybe a message like “There is no sentiment among WSB members to buy SLV stock and the little that exists is under scrutiny of WSB members”. That would just slam the door on any sources propagating that false information and call them out on their BS (because it’s just so obviously untrue). It would also make it clear for those checking the credibility of this fake news that the silver hype is a fabrication by variables outside of WSB and inform them of how convenient it is for hedge funds if people pulled from GME, and supported a stock they own massive shares of.

This goes without saying that I’m holding GME till the very end. Given how the media and some brokerages have gotten involved (and in a not so subtle way that benefits the hedge funds), it’s not even about the money anymore. And that’s coming from someone with student loans who stands to profit by exiting right now. Money comes and goes, but getting to witness firsthand just how rigged the system is and knowing who’s involved in keeping people in line is just something you can’t put a price tag on.

Krystal and Rachel: Nancy Pelosi’s Inequality Commission Is A Joke

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speaker pelosi with a big announcement
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about her major commitment to fighting
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inequality because that’s something she
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definitely really really cares about
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rachel
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um here’s the announcement she’s
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creating a committee
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a select committee in fact on economic
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inequality
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you see there her official press release
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on the website and this was actually
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something that really jumped down as you
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at you as like part of a normal
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system that is employed here in
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washington to make people
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feel like things are happening and make
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activists feel like they’re really
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engaged in the process but really it’s a
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way of sort of stiff-arming their
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demands and concerns
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yeah it’s all theater here in washington
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but this one in particular is something
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i call the hamster wheel
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right it’s designed to put her most
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activist members the members most likely
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to cause her problems on this issue
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she’s gonna put them on this commission
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they are going to run on this hamster
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wheel and feel like they’re doing
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something really important
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when in reality they’re just being kept
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uh busy away from the house floor the
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only place that actually matters for
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actual change on anything
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they’re gonna be running on the hamster
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wheel of this commission which will
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eventually put out a report that no one
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will read and it will accomplish nothing
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avoid these things like the plague if
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you are someone who cares about change
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and i say this to conservative activists
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i say it out let me say here to
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progressive activists
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don’t do this yeah well i mean it
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reminds me very much
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of the biden sanders task forces
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that you know was the only thing
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that bernie managed to extract from joe
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biden before exiting the race that you
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knew from the jump like
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it didn’t matter who you put on those
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committees it didn’t matter how good the
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recommendations were that were coming
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out of them
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like here we are days away from the
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biden administration and i’m not hearing
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anything about the recommendations that
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came out of the task forces
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whatsoever what pelosi says in this
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press release she says we’re creating
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the select committee
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to be a resource to the congress to make
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policy related
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to economic fairness access to education
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workforce development
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working with the committees of
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jurisdiction the select committee will
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study and recommend
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proposals to make our economy work for
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everyone powering american economic
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growth
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while ensuring that no one is left out
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or left behind in the 21st century
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economy
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all fancy way of saying like like you
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said
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they’re gonna study it they’re gonna put
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on a report and that’ll be the end of
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that so basically your point is here
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when you see these committees purporting
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to be about
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fighting inequality or fighting into
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whatever it is left or right
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what they’re really doing is putting up
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a roadblock putting up like
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a sort of obstacle course to jump
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through rather than actually taking
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issue on that issue
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this commission has two goals the first
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is to make pelosi look like she’s doing
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something and the second
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is to distract you know the act the
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members who actually want to do
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something
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from taking any meaningful action and
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this goes back to something we talked
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about earlier in the week which is
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look the only thing that matters in the
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house is action on the house floor
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progressive activists can learn a lot
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from the freedom caucus who presented
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themselves as a political power block
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by really only focusing on action on the
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house floor they could deliver a block
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of votes or they could withhold them
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and that is where their power came from
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was hanging together on these issues
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they didn’t get distracted
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by commissions they didn’t get
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distracted by other promises because
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this is just one
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tool political leaderships have to
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distract you know their problem members
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my favorite one is the and we’ll vote on
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that at some point or hey
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this bureaucrat will call you or hey can
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we just talk about it on the house floor
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the only thing that matters at the end
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of the day is voting
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and the more you can pressure and push
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action on that front
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the more effective you’re going to be
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because as we’ve learned from this whole
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2000 check
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2 000 check debacle the thing that they
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hate most is going on the record for
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anything because it’s a very
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very powerful tool and can be used
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against them or for them
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uh in any number of ways and your point
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is so well taken
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that progressives really fall prey to
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these types of tactics like they really
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feel like when they get put on the task
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force they
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because there’s this like idealism there
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of like they’re really listening to my
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concerns and they really mean it and
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these are my friends how many times we
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hear bernie sanders they’re like joe my
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friend joe biden you’re like
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ugh um so it reminds me of
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you know the forced to vote debate
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that’s have it happening on the left
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right now because on the one hand you
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have a faction of people who are saying
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we need a vote on this key issue that is
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important to us that’s important to the
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country in the middle of pandemic
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medicare for all like let’s take a vote
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and put everybody on their record
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and what you’re hearing from at least
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some in the progressive wing of the
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party here in dc is like
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let’s not do the voting that voting
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doesn’t really matter that much any
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we’re working behind the scenes to get
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on key
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leadership posts and committees etc etc
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and all of that is ultimately just a way
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to sort of
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make them feel like they’re being heard
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make them feel like they have some
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sway and influence and power within the
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system but ultimately to
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crush them and keep them quiet and keep
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them from causing trouble
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everyone wants to feel like they’re a
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cool kid right that’s how this town runs
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and these positions you know these
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acceptance on these commissions
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everything always feels like oh i’m
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getting invited to the table
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you have to be comfortable not being
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invited to the table because it’s the
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only way you’re actually going to be
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able to force
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you know that kind of political action
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on the floor which is the
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again i’m going to be a broken record on
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this but the only thing that matters at
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the end of the day
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is what you do on the floor it’s voting
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so so true rachel
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rachel thank you so much for being with
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us all week it’s been phenomenal having
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you here
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um always you have such incredible
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insight so thank you so much for that
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and happy new year to you my friend
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happy new year to you as well
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and to all of you risers thanks for
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having me sagar will be back next week
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to talk about aliens i know there’s a
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lot to say
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yeah there’s an alien update we missed
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an epstein update this week as well
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without sauger here so we have been
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falling down on the job a little bit
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but don’t worry friends because sagar
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will be back next week with all of those
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with friends of the show chuck rocha
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Saagar Enjeti: How The Elites RIGGED Supreme Court Politics To Cover Their Corporate Scam

Saagar Enjeti discusses the political fallout from the open vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of RGB.

Trump’s Wag-the-Dog War

The president is looking for a dangerous domestic enemy to fight.

Some presidents, when they get into trouble before an election, try to “wag the dog” by starting a war abroad. Donald Trump seems ready to wag the dog by starting a war at home. Be afraid — he just might get his wish.

How did we get here? Well, when historians summarize the Trump team’s approach to dealing with the coronavirus, it will take only a few paragraphs:

“They talked as if they were locking down like China. They acted as if they were going for herd immunity like Sweden. They prepared for neither. And they claimed to be superior to both. In the end, they got the worst of all worlds — uncontrolled viral spread and an unemployment catastrophe.

“And then the story turned really dark.

“As the virus spread, and businesses had to shut down again and schools and universities were paralyzed as to whether to open or stay closed in the fall, Trump’s poll numbers nose-dived. Joe Biden opened up a 15-point lead in a national head-to-head survey.

“So, in a desperate effort to salvage his campaign, Trump turned to the Middle East Dictator’s Official Handbook and found just what he was looking for, the chapter titled, ‘What to Do When Your People Turn Against You?’

“Answer: Turn them against each other and then present yourself as the only source of law and order.”

America blessedly is not Syria, yet, but Trump is adopting the same broad approach that Bashar al-Assad did back in 2011, when peaceful protests broke out in the southern Syrian town of Dara’a, calling for democratic reforms; the protests then spread throughout the country.

Had al-Assad responded with even the mildest offer of more participatory politics, he would have been hailed as a savior by a majority of Syrians. One of their main chants during the demonstrations was, “Silmiya, silmiya” (“Peaceful, peaceful”).

But al-Assad did not want to share power, and so he made sure that the protests were not peaceful. He had his soldiers open fire on and arrest nonviolent demonstrators, many of them Sunni Muslims. Over time, the peaceful, secular elements of the Syrian democracy movement were sidelined, as hardened Islamists began to spearhead the fight against al-Assad. In the process, the uprising was transformed into a naked, rule-or-die sectarian civil war between al-Assad’s Alawite Shiite forces and various Sunni jihadist groups.

Al-Assad got exactly what he wanted — not a war between his dictatorship and his people peacefully asking to have their voices heard, but a war with Islamic radicals in which he could play the law-and-order president, backed by Russia and Iran. In the end, his country was destroyed and hundreds of thousands of Syrians were killed or forced to flee. But al-Assad stayed in power. Today, he’s the top dog on a pile of rubble.

I have zero tolerance for any American protesters who resort to violence in any U.S. city, because it damages homes and businesses already hammered by the coronavirus — many of them minority-owned — and because violence will only turn off and repel the majority needed to drive change.

But when I heard Trump suggest, as he did in the Oval Office on Monday, that he was going to send federal forces into U.S. cities, where the local mayors have not invited him, the first word that popped into my head was “Syria.”

Listen to how Trump put it: “I’m going to do something — that, I can tell you. Because we’re not going to let New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore and all of these — Oakland is a mess. We’re not going to let this happen in our country.”

These cities, Trump stressed, are “all run by very liberal Democrats. All run, really, by radical left. If Biden got in, that would be true for the country. The whole country would go to hell. And we’re not going to let it go to hell.”

This is coming so straight from the Middle East Dictator’s Handbook, it’s chilling. In Syria, al-Assad used plainclothes, pro-regime thugs, known as the shabiha (“the apparitions”) to make protesters disappear. In Portland, Ore., we saw militarized federal forces wearing battle fatigues, but no identifiable markings, arresting people and putting them into unmarked vans. How can this happen in America?

Authoritarian populists — whether Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, Vladimir Putin in Russia, Viktor Orban in Hungary, Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Poland, or al-Assad — “win by dividing the people and presenting themselves as the savior of the good and ordinary citizens against the undeserving agents of subversion and ‘cultural pollution,’” explained Stanford’s Larry Diamond, author of “Ill Winds: Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.”

In the face of such a threat, the left needs to be smart. Stop calling for “defunding the police” and then saying that “defunding” doesn’t mean disbanding. If it doesn’t mean that then say what it means: “reform.” Defunding the police, calling police officers “pigs,” taking over whole neighborhoods with barricades — these are terrible messages, not to mention strategies, easily exploitable by Trump.

The scene that The Times’s Mike Baker described from Portland in the early hours of Tuesday — Day 54 of the protests there — is not good: “Some leaders in the Black community, grateful for a reckoning on race, worry that what should be a moment for racial justice could be squandered by violence. Businesses supportive of reforms have been left demoralized by the mayhem the protests have brought. … On Tuesday morning, police said another jewelry store had been looted. As federal agents appeared to try detaining one person, others in the crowd rushed to free the person.”

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll, according to The Post, found that a “majority of Americans support the Black Lives Matter movement and a record 69 percent say Black people and other minorities are not treated as equal to white people in the criminal justice system. But the public generally opposes calls to shift some police funding to social services or remove statues of Confederate generals or presidents who enslaved people.”

All of this street violence and defund-the-police rhetoric plays into the only effective Trump ad that I’ve seen on television. It goes like this: A phone rings and a recording begins: “You have reached the 911 police emergency line. Due to defunding of the police department, we’re sorry but no one is here to take your call. If you’re calling to report a rape, please press 1. To report a murder, press 2. To report a home invasion, press 3. For all other crimes, leave your name and number and someone will get back to you. Our estimated wait time is currently five days. Goodbye.”

Today’s protesters need to trump Trump by taking a page from another foreign leader — a liberal — Ekrem Imamoglu, who managed to win the 2019 election to become the mayor of Istanbul, despite the illiberal Erdogan using every dirty trick possible to steal the election. Imamoglu’s campaign strategy was called “radical love.”

Radical love meant reaching out to the more traditional and religious Erdogan supporters, listening to them, showing them respect and making clear that they were not “the enemy” — that Erdogan was the enemy, because he was the enemy of unity and mutual respect, and there could be no progress without them.

As a recent essay on Imamoglu’s strategy in The Journal of Democracy noted, he overcame Erdogan with a “message of inclusiveness, an attitude of respect toward [Erdogan] supporters, and a focus on bread-and-butter issues that could unite voters across opposing political camps. On June 23, Imamoglu was again elected mayor of Istanbul, but this time with more than 54 percent of the vote — the largest mandate obtained by an Istanbul mayor since 1984 — against 45 percent for his opponent.”

Radical love. Wow. I bet that could work in America, too. It’s the perfect answer to Trump’s politics of division — and it’s the one strategy he’ll never imitate.