"Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries." -- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

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Veteran journalist and TV show host Katie Couric is taking flak for her generalization of Donald Trump voters as an "anti-intellectualism" movement.

Couric made the comments on Bill Maher's "Club Random" podcast.

"The socio-economic disparities are a lot, and class resentment is a lot, and anti-intellectualism and elitism is what is driving many of these anti-establishment [people] — which are Trump voters — so, I think that is a huge problem that we have to address," Couric told Maher.

"I mean, globalization and the transition from an industrial to a technological society — I don't know if you've ever been jealous of someone else or resentful — it is such a corroding and bitter, almost vile feeling," she added. "I think that when people who are really struggling see people who have everything and are on top of that looking down on them, it is just a recipe for such anger and resentment and grievance."

Her comments generated backlash on social media.

Webmaster addition: So Trump fills stadiums with anti-intellectuals. Why can't Biden fill stadiums with intellectuals?

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has declared that the nation of Switzerland violated its citizens' human rights buy not doing enough to fight climate change. In a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications, the Strasbourg court sided with a group of Swiss pensioners who accused their government of acting insufficiently to reduce so-called "carbon emissions," which in turn violated their human rights. These members of the KlimaSeniorinnen group, supported by the environmental activism group Greenpeace, argued that older people were especially harmed by Switzerland's lack of climate hysteria. Many of these older folks supposedly died earlier than they should have because of excess heat caused by global warming.
Tags: CLIMATEGATE, EUROPE
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The legislation in question, which is buried deeply within Section 702 of the reauthorization bill (RISAA) currently before the House, is described as "the biggest expansion of domestic surveillance since the Patriot Act." Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called the bill "terrifying," promising to do everything he can to stop it from being passed. Demand Progress has also created a portal through which you can contact your representatives and tell them to VOTE NO on this highly invasive new law. "This bill represents one of the most dramatic and terrifying expansions of government surveillance authority in history," Wyden tweeted along with the official tally showing that the House just voted 273-147 to extend FISA Section 702's surveillance powers for another two years. "I will do everything in my power to stop it from passing in the Senate."
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP
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The mRNA used in the COVID-19 vaccines differs from naturally occurring mRNA, which has been modified to prevent immune degradation when injected. In a review published on April 5, researchers argue that modification—specifically, N1-methyl-pseudouridine modification—to mRNA causes immune suppression that may contribute to cancer development.

Uridine is a key component of mRNA. However, when uridine is injected into the body, the immune system rapidly degrades it.

Therefore, scientists at Pfizer and Moderna modified the uridine to N1-methyl-pseudouridine (m1-psi) so it could last longer.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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The destruction of Gaza proves the entire mainstream western worldview is bullshit, because if the mainstream western worldview was accurate, the destruction of Gaza would not be happening.

By the mainstream western worldview I mean the general consensus about what’s going on in the world which is prevalent among mainstream western politicians and pundits and the creators of mainstream culture in New York and Hollywood. The worldview which takes it as a given that western democracy is real, that the US and its allies are basically good actors on the world stage even if they make mistakes from time to time, that the western news media pretty much tell us the truth about things (or at least the media which align with the mainstream political faction we support), and that the world works pretty much the way we were taught in school.

If the mainstream western worldview was accurate, the US and its western allies would not be helping Israel rain military explosives upon a walled-in civilian population that’s half comprised of children — because the mainstream western worldview maintains that the US and its western allies behave in an ethical way with high regard for human rights and wellbeing.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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