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Monday, December 30, 2019

We Live in a World of Constant Media Manipulation

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We Live in a World of Constant Media Manipulation

In a world without constant manipulation and disinformation most economic and geopolitical events would happen spontaneously and randomly. Things would be more unexpected, but at least they would make life fascinating and interesting. Unfortunately, this is not the world we live in. Our world is highly micro-managed by global elites with a rather broad if not clich├ęd agenda. This makes most events highly predictable, as each event services a singular end game.

The only aspect of our system that is not predictable is timing. In the liberty movement we can predict with relative certainty future trends and where they are headed, but one thing we have to consider is that the more effective we are at exposing the plans of the globalists the more they will attempt to either stall or expedite the timing of their agenda in the hopes of encouraging doubt and uncertainty.

We all know that the US has become a giant surveillance state. Anyone who thinks otherwise is either deliberately ignorant or is named Dick Cheney.

Edward Snowden famously revealed the government’s massive efforts to spy on its own citizens. But even prior to that (and many times since) there have been numerous reports describing government surveillance programs.

FCC regulations, for example, require telecommunication companies to retain data on customers such as “the name, address, and telephone number of the caller, telephone number called, date, time and length of the call.”

This is referred to as “metadata” and must be stored by telecom companies for at least 18 months.

In 2015, the USA Freedom Act allegedly reformed the way the government could access your metadata. But nothing really changed.

Instead of collecting and storing it in a government database, the government simply demands the data from AT&T and Verizon.

In theory the government has to seek approval from secret “FISA” courts to obtain access to your data (FISA stands for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act).

But the FISA courts have become mere rubber stamps. According to the Justice Department’s own disclosures, for example, the FISA courts only rejected ONE wiretap application out of more than 1,000 that were submitted last year.

In other words, FISA courts approved more than 99.9% of wiretap requests. So forgive me if I’m a bit skeptical about this system of ‘checks and balances’.

Two years ago, Congress reauthorized the FISA court for another 5 years, and one of the key sponsors of that bill was Congressman Devin Nunes.

In doing so, Rep. Nunes put his name up in neon lights as the number one fan of intrusive surveillance.

Ironically, that intrusive government surveillance was quickly turned against him.

Rep. Nunes’ name comes up rather frequently in the impeachment inquiry report that was just released by the House Intelligence Committee.

The report cites phone records between Nunes and other prominent targets of the probe:

“Phone records also show contacts on April 10 between Mr. Giuliani and Rep. Nunes, consisting of three short calls in rapid succession, followed by a text message, and ending with a nearly three minute call.”

Nunes was in contact with many of the characters involved in the whole Ukraine aid scandal, around the time it was all going down.

And how did the House Intelligence Committee get all those phone and text records? Because Nunes championed the government’s authority to spy on everyone’s metadata. Including his own.

Now Nunes’s metadata is being used against him to suggest that he was involved in criminal misconduct.

The even more ironic part of this story is that Nunes plans on suing AT&T, Verizon, and House Democrats for turning over his call records to Congressional investigators.

I’d love to see that argument in court. “Your honor, I am the person who championed the surveillance on Americans’ metadata… but it’s not fair that my own law can be used against me.”

Sorry Devin. These records and investigatory powers have been used exactly as intended. It’s just that you’re now on the receiving end.

That’s the funny thing about government powers. Even if you trust the people currently in charge-- just give it a few years for the cast of characters to change.

Surveillance that was once used only on suspected spies and terrorists has quickly become a tool against political rivals and journalists.

And these intrusive powers are especially concerning given the crop of rising Bolshevik political superstars.

As the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises said, “The worst thing that can happen to a socialist is to have his country ruled by socialists who are not his friends.”

To your freedom

[Editor’s note: This article was written by Sovereign Man staff member Joe Jarvis, who recently moved to Puerto Rico. Joe is also editor at the]


The philosophy of Democrats, of course, is, “If we can’t rule it, we will destroy it.”

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“Trust in God and keep your powder dry.”

It’s one of my favorite quotes because we should all have faith in God, while at the same time, being prepared for whatever life throws our way.

But, ever since Trump got elected, I’ve seen fewer and fewer people heeding the second part of Cromwell’s advice – “keeping your powder dry.”

I’ve heard folks say...

“I don’t need to prepare. Trump isn’t going to come after my guns, I’ve got nothing to worry about. And Trump is great with the economy too.”

But, what happens when the unthinkable occurs and Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders becomes president?

Prices of guns are going to skyrocket…

Ammo prices are going to skyrocket…

The economy will take a dive…

And people will be scurrying to stock up on supplies – it will look like the entrance to Walmart on Black Friday.

I know the chances of the crazy socialists getting elected are slim (or at least I hope they are), but anything is possible and now is the time to “keep your powder dry.”

Just the other day, I was talking to a semi-friend (acquaintance) about my stockpile of ammo, which is at least 10,000 rounds per caliber.

Like many unprepared people with the wrong mindset, he said, “why do you need that much ammo, what a waste of money.”

Well, I train with it.

I protect my family with it.

It’s insurance.

And, it’s a hedge against inflation.

If a socialist gets elected president, I won’t have to run out and stock up on ammo since I’ve always got plenty at home.

It’s pretty much like the “Tortoise and the Hare” story.

I’m always “slow and steady” being prepared so that I don’t have to freak out when a crisis occurs whether it’s a natural crisis or political crisis.

So, even though the next election seems far off, what should you be doing in the coming weeks to “keep your powder dry” in the event the unfathomable happens?

(This book covers one of the best guns for home defense should a Dem get elected and try to make it illegal.)

Stay safe,

Jason Hanson

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Bob said...

Darn great.
The media relentlessly told the American people that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is an honorable, straight-shooting lawman. He was just the guy to lead the Russian collusion witch hunt against President Trump!

The nice thing about today is that the media can no longer lie to us like that and get away with it. Public figures like Mueller are easy to research, thanks to the internet.

Dave said...

CNN [aka: the communist news network] is extremely blatant in its Bias & I fail to understand how anyone tunes in or finds it believable. they've been caught w/ their pants down in so many lies I don't even understand how advertisers still use them? Very strange.

Carla said...

Two thumbs up for your usual great post. Our family always looks forward to your writing. Happy New Year!