Why so little coverage of the Yellow Vest protests?

Busy weekend on the drops with the overarching theme being what is being offered by the media — and what is not — to affect the narrative presented to citizens.

First case in point is the ongoing demonstrations in France with the Yellow Vests. Little coverage in the US of the thousands of people injured over the last month by police while the numbers of protestors grows. There have also been many protester deaths as a result of clashes with the police.

Cars burning near the Eiffel Tower as tens of thousands of French citizens demand changes to the socialist government policies. Why are we not seeing media coverage? Because the French protestors are asking for a halt to open border immigration and other EU initiatives, which are being pushed by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels and elsewhere.

We can hardly have the narrative playing out in the US that people globally abhor open borders while the Democrats push not fund a border wall.

Second case is the funding bill being worked on to keep the government open. The President wants roughly $6B for construction. The Democrats are hard-pressed to provide.

This really is a symbolic fight since the White House already has  the funding through last year’s military spending bill. No this fight is about optics and how far the liberals will take this fight. Will they close the government again over this issue?

Trump took responsibility for the first shutdown last month, however this one will be on the Senate and House liberal Democrats.

Will this lead to a split within their ranks? Perhaps as more centralist House Democrats — fearing a tough election coming up — challenge the far left with digging in their heels on this issue.

Last case is the continuing negative coverage of Q-Anon phenomenon being publicized in the media. The question posed is enlightening. If it is just a conspiracy theory, then why do hundreds of negative stories come up on a Google News search from major news outlets?

Why bother publicizing a fake moment? Why bother telling people not to look at it, if as many articles say, it is a fringe radical movement with a small following?

It falls under the line from “Hamlet” ““The lady [press] doth protest too much, methinks.”

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Separating Q wheat from 8-Chan chaff

This post is for those who are not aware of the Q-Anon phenomenon and for those who confuse it with the 8-Chan bulletin board.

While Q does post his drops on the 8Chan board, it is only used as an unrestricted means of communicating without fear of censorship or takedown. The drops represent real-time intelligence of the Trump administration.

The proofs of inside knowledge from Q drops are countless and present far too many examples to be coincidental in nature. As Q has posted numerous time: “At what point does it become mathematically impossible?” for the information to be coincidental.

A perfect example of this was the drop on July 27 12018 showing a photo of ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page in her only trip to London in 2016 to see the information amassed by English spy agencies against the Trump campaign. She is photographed with her ex-lover FBI lead investigator Peter Strzok.

How does that photo (see below) become available to be posted unless Q has the ability to access intelligence files?

And of course it has the tag line of “when does a bird sing?” which was exactly what Ms. Page was doing at the time. Testifying before grand jury and also to closed congressional panels as to what she knew about the bogus Russian collusion probe.

So does Q-Anon’s credibility suffer from those he say he posts on 8-Chan where many posts are anti-Semitism and misogyny.

Yes there are plenty of them on 8-Chan and the nomenclature is at best rude and at the worst disgusting and a complete turn off to any newbie venturing onto the site.

That being said there is also some high-quality research being dropped often prodded by Q posts on 8-Chan. The important posts are labeled notables are can be found without scrolling through all the chaff that gives 8-Chan its Internet ghetto label.

 

2018 is done and we are still waiting on the ‘glorious’ revolution

As the closing hours of  2018 tick off, it’s time to take a moment to assess the year that was.

It was promised to be glorious eight times in various drops. It was going to be quite notable. It failed on both measures although the goalposts were moved many, many times.

While there have been some wins, the Senate majority increase. Some ugly wins such as the Brett Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court. Some wins appear to be hollow, like President Trump’s decision to declassify the FISA courts documents.

However we still have Rod Rosenstein at the Justice Department. Trump has replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Acting AG Matt Whitaker, but still no movement on the release of the burning documents.

We also see Special Counsel Robert Mueller entering his third calendar year without any charges being brought against President Trump or his campaign for colluding with the Russians on the 2016 presidential election.

2018 left without any further information from any authorities concerning the whereabouts and contents of Hillary Clinton’s  private email server(s) or the Clinton Foundation’s lack of transparency and involvement in financing the Fusion/GPS Russian collusion report.

In another example of moving the goalposts, we are told the Executive Order, which goes into effect on Jan.1, 2019, will allow for greater leeway for federal prosecutors to bring charges under military tribunal rule of law.

Well we don’t have to wait very long to see how this plays out.

Will 2019 be glorious? I don’t need the bar to be that high. I just want it to be proactive.

Trump declassifies Carter Page FISA docs: Enjoy the show

The President on Tuesday moved to have the FISA application against Carter Page declassified.This is the red-carpet bomb promised earlier by Q-Anon.

Below is the directive released by the White House Press Office:

At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

Game update: It’s Deep State 4, Q 2 but it’s only the third inning

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What is the nut graph of the Q-Anon movement?

When you peel away all the layers that have people scratching their heads over not understanding the cryptic language of the poster combined with the nomenclature of the platform being used, you have a desire for freedom and truth.

While some feel the movement is mimicking the hero/savior myth model of Joseph Campbell, with zealots proselytizing great change as a result of the movement, many see it as a cult following a false prophet heralding a highly flawed savior.

As you peel back the layers of this onion, the movement has many disciples who have previously dropped out of caring about politics due to the inability to effect change in the leadership of the country. These are the anons.

Well, the Trump campaign brought them back with a rhetoric never before heard in a presidential election. The brash outsider who overcame many hurdles to be pitted against a consummate professional politician.

So getting back to the original query, the nut-graph (or the reason for the story) is that the level of corruption during the run up to the 2016 presidential election and soon after was so horrendous that it makes Watergate look like what it truly was — just a breaking and entering charge. The charges brought to light by the Q-Anon drops could rock the Constitution to its core.

While the accusations made against the Obama administration and the Clinton presidential campaign can be called treasonous, there are lesser charges brought against long-time Washington lawmen and women that have cost them 20+ year careers in the FBI or Department of Justice. These are the pawns in this tragic play and don’t have the marquee names to change many minds, just yet.

These actual events were brought to light by earlier Q-Anon drops. These are “proofs” in the language of the platform being used to disseminate the criminal charges being alleged. There are actions by participants on both sides of this modern drama that have occurred providing additional proofs.

These proofs are a strong counter-weight to the people trying to say that Q is an elaborate live action role-playing game (LARP).

The building of a constitutional-shaking criminal case takes a tremendous amount of legal wrangling through depositions and charges brought either through secret indictments of plea deals to build a rock solid narrative.

The gathering of hard evidence, with much of it in the hands of competing law-enforcement agencies working in compliance with those charged has taken far longer than first thought.

My thoughts on following Q-Anon are not that this is hero-worship or a hopeful desire to see my partisan thoughts come to fulfillment. No I harken back to the Congressional hearings of Watergate or the Church committee on the CIA abuses, as being a moment — not seen since the 1970’s — to get government back in check.

The term “red-pilled” coming from the “Matrix” trilogy — to be able to see reality when all others see the normalcy of everyday life — pushes Q-Anon followers out to the fringe, creating this Us vs Them counter-culture.

This Us vs Them dichotomy even goes further within the Q-Anon followers. The 8-Chan platform where anons do research into the Q drops continually trash newbies for coming to the boards looking to share wrong or old information.

That being said there are some tremendous researchers on the chans posting great primary research documents from archives that have never seen a Google bot crawl through its database, while others post a topless red-head to keep moral up.

So what am I getting at? Let’s use the old baseball analogy.

While we are only in the third inning of the game between Q-Anon and the Deep State, the score is 4-2 for Deep, however, Q has the heart of the line up coming up soon (in the form of declassifying the FISA report). My only hope is that the game will not get rained out before it can be finished.