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Strange Daze: “The machinery of propaganda” ( Illustrated)

Bottom Line Bob – Founding Questions I’ve always thought of the blog as a kind of Leopard Lodge. A self-chosen community that also polices itself. You don’t have to be “sponsored” to join or anything like that, but it’s pretty obvious that there is an existing community, there are rules (albeit loose and informal ones), and so on. And I’m not talking FQ specifically here; I thought pretty much all blogs worked like that. At least, they were intended to, back in the days.

The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance or frozen in a long night can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life.” — Winston Churchill at MIT, 31 MARCH 1949

Pensioner “shot down £74,000,000 Russian jet over his home with antique rifle”™ Why the cost figure? And even assuming a 5 to 1 exchange rate, pounds to dollars (I have no idea what it really is), doesn’t $370,000 seem to be an absurdly low price tag for a modern military aircraft? Even a Russian one? In other words, every single thing about that article is a lie –but what is it designed to accomplish, because I promise you, students, it’s not there by accident. Lots of people got paid a lot of money to put that together and publish it. Who, and to what end?

Nordstream | The LawDog Files To quote an email from a petroleum engineer: “Holy Jesus, that [deleted] pipline is one hairy snowball from end-to-end!” It’s hundreds of millions of cubic metres of extremely flammable nay, ‘explosive ‘ gaseous hydrocarbons being transported by Russians, and subject to Russian maintenance. And I’m here to tell you that Russian maintenance under the current oligarchy system isn’t any better than it was under the Soviet system.

The triumph of the blank slate – by Ed West I know of top schools where guest speakers have come in and confidently stated that the sexual binary of men and women was invented by the Church — a completely crackpot idea. It would be like believing the laws of gravity are a patriarchal, heteronormative white supremacist concept and that gravity didn’t even exist until men invented it in the 18th century to uphold racism. . . . .

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  • ghostsniper October 3, 2022, 10:40 AM

    As Gerard has famously said, “I’d pay good folding money to see that” I’d like to see Harris’s head split open like a coconut in video.

    That shotgun did not shoot down a Russian jet.
    As if it needed to be said.

    I read the lawdog thing the other day. A classic example of VD’s “wall of text” that may as well have been about anything other than what it was supposed to be.

    Alligators are celebrities in FL and their tail steaks are spongy.

    Diversity is a false narrative propped up by a continuous stream of cheaply fabricated lies.

    When you castle the rooks how many times do the beads vibrate?

    Having run out of fresh lies, the communist left is now recycling the 2016 figment about the russian election fiasco. yawn

    The only comment I have about chuck’s architecture comments is, “They that can, do. They that can’t, run their yaps.” Just about every creative venue in this world now has been counterfeited by people that spend more time talking about the works of others than producing work of their own. Silliness accelerated.

    Musk should buy FL and turn the whole state into Disney Universe and let all the negro’s enter for $1 a head, then after they’re all in there dig a trench across the panhandle and push the bitch afloat out into the Caribbean never to be heard of again.

    • Vanderleun October 3, 2022, 10:52 AM

      For those that might wonder, the sniper got in on the item before it was truncated with a post to the members site. It’s all over there (including the gator on which I call “shopped!”). In fact it has much more visual material that sniper saw in the first open version of this post.

    • hooodathunkit October 3, 2022, 7:43 PM

      ghostsniper: “I read the lawdog thing the other day …. may as well have been about anything other than what it was supposed to be.”

      Also a classic case of insta⋅rnet exspurts, all fired up on GoogleFu, using any Goggled spew as an excuse to bypass physics. They’d be more accurate if they used that crackpipe.

      The oddest part –to me a mystery– is the flip; the cognitive dissonance. Lawdog’s followers all hate the corruption of the FBI, the biased prosecutors of DOJ, the Hillary-class elite of the nation sneering at them; yet are still rooting for Trump and now ALSO cheering the regime corruption. Boggles me mind.

  • John Venlet October 3, 2022, 10:44 AM

    Gerard, ya ain’t gonna go all Bottom Line Bob on us, are ya? I’m hoping your linking to it was for educational purposes only.

    • Vanderleun October 3, 2022, 10:48 AM

      My real plan here is to go all New American Digest. What do I mean by that? Reader the page header image. No more and no less than that.

      • John Venlet October 3, 2022, 11:26 AM

        Well, good. I’ll be actively standing by for activation of such, though I’ll probably have a cigar or three until such action occurs.

      • Jack October 4, 2022, 6:23 AM

        I like the new AD but log-in requires a check of my email. Is there a way to allow log in without having to go back to my email account to enter the site?

  • ghostsniper October 3, 2022, 11:36 AM

    Fuk man, quit bogartin’!
    Hand that bitch this way and let me catch up!

    Maybe I’ll go ahead and kick it off by getting rid of the link to the old site and only commenting on the new one. All in the interest of streamlining…

  • michael delaney October 3, 2022, 12:39 PM

    I agree, the shotgun didn’t bring down the jet.

    • Snakepit Kansas October 4, 2022, 4:22 AM

      Maybe that scattergun was loaded with cop killer teflon armor piercing tracer bullets.

    • Univ of Saigon 68 October 4, 2022, 8:49 AM

      Maybe not, but the 77 million pounds translates to approximately 66 million dollars (per today’s WSJ), which sounds reasonable for an SU-34, considering that the F-35 costs 80 to 120 million (depending upon the length of the production run and the extent to which Lockheed and the Pentagon can hide the real cost).

  • John A. Fleming October 3, 2022, 2:09 PM

    The pensioner pix on this page is a pump shotgun. The linked article shows him carrying a Mosin-Nagant, most likely chambered in 7.62x54R: a Russian battle rifle, fielded before 1900 and produced in the many millions up till about 1950. Equivalent in performance to our .30-06 in the Springfield 1903 and Model 1917. But yeah, propaganda, and a lucky shot.

    • John A. Fleming October 3, 2022, 2:12 PM

      Oh crap, that’s not a pump shotgun, but a semi-auto shotgun. If the pensioner is rich enough to have both a Mosin-Nagant and a fancy expensive shotgun, he’s no rando Ukie, but a firearm enthusiast.

      • ghostsniper October 3, 2022, 2:49 PM

        obviously a gun nut
        why does he need 2?
        can only shoot one at a time….

        • John A. Fleming October 3, 2022, 8:38 PM

          Why more than one? Operational flexibility. Why do guys have a garage full of cars? Or three motorcycles? Also, the family needs one each for the wife and grandpa and the young ‘uns. I’ll bet you have some fancy tools you used only once, for that special project, and then into the toolbox it went to be ready in twenty years for its next use.

          I figure the Ukies were so pleased with gramps shooting down the Russian jet they gifted him a new autoloader bought with US$.

        • Snakepit Kansas October 4, 2022, 4:24 AM

          Guns are like women’s shoes. You need something specific for every event, which is why I have 50.

          • jwm October 4, 2022, 5:50 AM

            LOL Much the same in the custom bicycle crowd. How much discomfort are you willing to endure to look cool?


            • Mike Austin October 4, 2022, 9:24 AM

              You leave my bicycles the Hell alone!

              Though in answer to your question: A whole lot. But cool is…well, cool. Appearances matter.

          • rocdoctom October 4, 2022, 10:45 AM

            You can never have too many guns.

  • Hale Adams October 3, 2022, 6:55 PM


    I don’t know why the 74,000,000 pounds was mentioned, either, but it works out to maybe $120,000,000, (assuming $1.50 or $1.60 or so to the pound), so it’s a reasonable price for a fighter jet, though it does seem kinda high. On the other hand, military equipment ain’t cheap, either. (My late father could tell you why in great detail. Suffice it to say that it’s not so much greed on the part of the suppliers as it is Uncle Sam’s *S*T*U*P*I*D* procurement policies.)

    But it’s a Russian jet, so who knows how many rubles it cost — Soviet/Russian prices don’t always have much connection with reality.

    My pedantic two cents’ worth.

    Hale Adams
    Pikesville, People’s still-mostly-Democratic Republic of Maryland

    • captflee October 4, 2022, 7:04 AM

      Sterling is back up to USD 1.13, from parity in September.

  • Walter Sobchak October 3, 2022, 6:58 PM

    Zuby Says:

    20 Things I’ve Learned (Or Had Confirmed) About Humanity During The ‘Pandemic’ (THREAD):

    1/ Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right.
    2/ At least 20% of the population has strong authoritarian tendencies, which will emerge under the right conditions.
    3/ Fear of death is only rivaled by the fear of social disapproval. The latter could be stronger.
    4/ Propaganda is just as effective in the modern day as it was 100 years ago. Access to limitless information has not made the average person any wiser.
    5/ Anything and everything can and will be politicized by the media, government, and those who trust them.
    6/ Many politicians and large corporations will gladly sacrifice human lives if it is conducive to their political and financial aspirations.
    7/ Most people believe the government acts in the best interests of the people. Even many who are vocal critics of the government.
    8/ Once they have made up their mind, most people would rather to commit to being wrong, than admit they were wrong.
    9/ Humans can be trained and conditioned quickly and relatively easily to significantly alter their behaviors – for better or worse.
    10/ When sufficiently frightened, most people will not only accept authoritarianism, but demand it.
    11/ People who are dismissed as ‘conspiracy theorists’ are often well researched and simply ahead of the mainstream narrative.
    12/ Most people value safety and security more than freedom and liberty, even if said ‘safety’ is merely an illusion.
    13/ Hedonic adaptation occurs in both directions, and once inertia sets in, it is difficult to get people back to ‘normal’.
    14/ A significant % of people thoroughly enjoy being subjugated.
    15/ ‘The Science’ has evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of people in the West. This religion has little to do with science itself.
    16/ Most people care more about looking like they are doing the right thing, rather than actually doing the right thing.
    17/ Politics, the media, science, and the healthcare industries are all corrupt, to varying degrees. Scientists and doctors can be bought as easily as politicians.
    18/ If you make people comfortable enough, they will not revolt. You can keep millions docile as you strip their rights, by giving them money, food, and entertainment.
    19/ Modern people are overly complacent and lack vigilance when it comes to defending their own freedoms from government overreach.
    20/ It’s easier to fool a person than to convince them that they have been fooled.
    Bonus thought:
    21/ Most people are fairly compassionate and have good intentions (this is good)

    As a result, most people deeply struggle to understand that some people, including our ‘leaders’, CAN have malicious or perverse intentions (this is bad).

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  • Casey Klahn October 3, 2022, 9:11 PM

    FTR, do shoot at any enemy aviation with small arms fire, if it’s in range, and use volley fire (means lots a yer buds shooting the same place as you) and lead anything with a powerful engine and fixed wings by a football field, minimum.

    One shotgun? Uhh, maybe at a drone, or a landing helicopter, but a jet? That’s ludicrous.

    I like the list, Mr Sobchak.

  • Mike Austin October 4, 2022, 9:19 AM

    The propaganda concerning the Ukraine war reminds me of the propaganda of the 3rd Reich beginning in early 1944 and lasting until the end. Ukraine just lost 38,000 miles of territory and 8 million people. Yet, according to the usual suspects, Ukraine is winning. If so, what would a defeat look like?

    • Casey Klahn October 4, 2022, 10:39 AM

      When you say “lost,” I guess you mean the fake referendum on annexation? Is this an endorsement of that?

      • Mike Austin October 4, 2022, 8:03 PM

        My “endorsement” matters not at all. You may call the referendum fake all you want. And your evidence for that accusation? Ukraine lost 1/3 of her territory that she proved unable to hold in spite of billions of dollars sent by the US and NATO. What an astounding waste. How many Ukrainian lives were spent in that useless endeavor? Do you think Putin will give it back because the West calls the referendum illegitimate?

        My guess is that Russia is not yet finished with annexing parts of Ukraine. On with the show. History is made of such things.

        • Casey Klahn October 5, 2022, 10:35 AM

          Update your news as of today.
          The fake vote annexation is war by means of politics, but it won’t work anymore than this abortive invasion has. Russia took where they could road march, and now they are fighting in retrograde back into their gains and back towards Russia.
          Ukraine has more combat power, at this point in time, in Ukraine, than does Russia. If Russia has all this wonderful reserve of power, why the outlandish old supplies, prisoner conscripts, and such?
          Gerard, as I write there is a spam storm going on downthread, FYI

  • Wade Hampton October 4, 2022, 10:17 AM

    The Nordstream pipelines contain “… hundreds of millions of cubic metres of extremely flammable nay, ‘explosive ‘ gaseous hydrocarbons …”

    And it gets WAY more explosive when a Navy P8 Poseidon drops an MK54 air launched torpedo on it.

    • nunnya bidnez, jr October 4, 2022, 12:00 PM

      It’s only “explosive” the way a bottle of Pepsi is.
      The methane needs to mix with atmospheric oxygen, and be subjected to some type of ignition, for it to become actually !Explosive!
      At that point it’s as good as a fuel/air bomb; but it’s no longer undersea where the pipelines are.
      Where’s Red Adair when you need him??

  • Tom Hyland October 4, 2022, 10:48 AM

    I offered a link for your perusal over at the New American Digest, but it didn’t transfer to this location. This is a 6 minute video in which a renegade priest is talking holograms and this will alert you to be aware of a probable UFO invasion. In the meantime you might get to wondering about those wayward jetliners of September 11th. https://gab.com/Dissident_Priest/posts/109102850388212976

  • Wade Hampton October 4, 2022, 1:59 PM

    Here’s the details on how the Biden regime committed its act of terrorism on the pipelines. Not disputable. The US neocons don’t care if they burn down the world..”. Better to reign in hell…


  • The Joker Is the Trump Card October 4, 2022, 4:34 PM

    The meme about if it was hopeless then they wouldn’t need propaganda comes to mind.
    A good round of rock such as Iggy Pop, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Rolling Stones and some honking clowns on unicycles and beachballs, maintain morale by any means necessary.

  • Snakepit Kansas October 5, 2022, 10:18 AM

    Dude, we don’t speak Spanish here.