1. Sen. Rand Paul questions Sec. State nominee on the pre-trump foreign policy of never ending foreign adventure and NATO policy.
‘I was raised that everyone had the right to say what they wanted to, and if someone disagreed with you, then that’s the way it is’
A Tennessee mayor lowered his town’s American flag to half-staff in mourning for the country on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. He posted about lowering the flag on Facebook.
While many critics accused him of trying to incite anger with the post, the mayor insisted that his post had nothing to do with Biden’s inauguration.
Bruceton Mayor Robert T. Keeton III announced Wednesday that the town is grieving for the nation for various reasons.
In the Facebook post, Keeton wrote, “The Town of Bruceton grieves for our Republic and our loss of freedoms. We mourn the victims of the Chinese plague and those that have suffered its depredations. We pray that God delivers and restores us and that we do not fall to the clutches of communism.”
Keeton’s Facebook post drew a plethora of attention, which forced him on Thursday to clarify the intent of the original posting, which remains active at the time of this reporting.
The formation of a totalitarian state is just about complete in America as the most powerful public and private sector actors unify behind the idea that actions to stamp out dissent can be justified, according to several experts on modern totalitarian ideologies.
While many have warned about the rise of fascism or socialism in “the land of the free,” the ideas have largely been vague or fragmented, focusing on individual events or actors. Recent events, however, indicate that seemingly unconnected pieces of the oppression puzzle are fitting together to form a comprehensive system, according to Michael Rectenwald, a retired liberal arts professor at New York University.
But many Americans, it appears, have been caught off guard or aren’t even aware of the newly forming regime, as the idea of elected officials, government bureaucrats, large corporations, the establishment academia, think tanks and nonprofits, the legacy media, and even seemingly grassroot movements all working in concert toward some evil purpose seems preposterous. Is a large portion of the country in on a conspiracy?
4. Can anyone find a video or photo of Harris’ hand on the bible as she is sworn in? I was sent this photo below, showing a handbag or something on top of the bible and Harris is not touching the actual bible as she is sworn in. In every video I have found so far they do not show her hand on the bible and even cut away when there was a chance you could have seen it. This reminds me a little of Obama’s swearing in which if memory serves, he never said right and then we are told he got it right later in private in the White House or something very much like that.
I have no idea if this is true. But if it is, there is a pattern here. In the videos though, as they are about to swear her in, she does appear to go for her pocket and take something out but the camera doesn’t show what.
5. I hope lots of people retweet and comment on this one.
Oh gosh, I hope this doesn't mean the magnitude of the threat has been wildly exaggerated for political gain, media excitement and ratings, censorship orgies, and laying the foundation for a new fear-driven Domestic War on Terror to control politics and information. https://t.co/oHhUPojpSO
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 21, 2021