What the recent changes at Fox News say about the country.
Why is it so vital and necessary for the combined monolithic apparatus of government, corporations, and NGOs, to brute force censor everyone while decimating the careers and reputations of the dissenters? Here is why:
The reason the First Amendment is prime directive order 1, is because it is the most important freedom we have for the same reason it is the first target an adversary subverts, disrupts, and destroys during a crime, a war, or a takeover—preventing a target from assembling, communicating, and organizing a response to an assault grants an enormous advantage to the aggressors.
This is and has been occurring all across the globe since the minute this COVID-19 fraud was propagated to every corner of the earth.
The Second Amendment is second because it is the remedy for anyone trying to subvert the First.
The fog of this war is purposefully thick—a massive labyrinth filled with wrong turns, dead ends, and long, interesting paths to nowhere—relentless discombobulation are important tentpoles of demoralization and destabilization.
Do NOT choose a contrived "side"
Do NOT get divided and conquered
Not everyone is aware that the content provider for each cable (satellite, etc.) TV channel receives fixed income from the cable (satellite) company based upon subscriptions, NOT based upon actual viewings.* This means, at least short term, that Fox could care less that they’ve fired their most valuable asset. This fact alone, I suspect, implies that profit is not the top priority at Fox, which seems very odd at least by “old fashioned” standards, where in theory at least, a publicly traded corporation’s first duty is to its shareholders. On second thought allow me to amend that: If big corporations allied with the Deep State have large, even controlling interests in a corporation like Fox, then perhaps by firing a loose cannon like Carlson, they are acting in the stockholders’ interests.
It’s worth mentioning that newer media such as Substack is fairer to both subscriber and content creator, in the sense that subscriber pays for what he wishes, and is not bound to a package plan. I hope Carlson has a stellar future on independent media
*Pay-per-view diverges from that, for obvious reasons.
I too really like to stay away from politics but there are times it must be addressed. Thank you for this article. Regarding your quote:
"However, the more significant shift was because I realized it’s very easy to pivot from socialism to communism."
Now it is so very easy to pivot from socialism to fascism and transhumanism. Any "ism" that leads to less God-given freedom is not good.
I’m so happy to see you writing about Tucker. The whole “stay in your lane” nonsense is exactly that: nonsense. You’re a highly intelligent & deeply perceptive man of integrity. I want to hear your thoughts on more topics, not less. With regards to Tucker, I have no doubt that he’ll find a platform soon - and it will eclipse anything offered by the corrupt, globalist-controlled media. It’s almost comical (if it wasn’t so deadly) to watch them desperately trying to speed up their agenda - which , in turn, alienates more & more people.
I remember the 1976 swine flu vaccine fiasco. I was a sophomore at UC Berkeley and I remember they had posters with a clip art image of a huge pig all over campus telling people where they could get their swine flu vaccine. My attitude at the time was that Gerald Ford could keep his pig flu. I didn't get the shot but most of my friends did. Of course, I didn't get the Covid shot either.
"One point on this subject many do not appreciate is that Obama, Bush’s successor, pivoted once elected and adopted many of the warmongering policies his predecessor had."
That's pretty much SOP (standard operating procedure) for the puppets known as presidents. WIlson kept us out of ww1 until he didn't, Frankie the rich kid Roosevelt famously promised, "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again; your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars" while plotting with the warmonger Churchill, to get the US involved in ww2, to Bush who promised a "compassionate conservatism" and a "humble foreign policy" then destroying Iraq to name just a few more.
It's clear that those in positions of power are guilty of crimes against humanity until proven innocent and it's not only false, but intellectually lazy to keep harping on "the other" while ignoring the beams in our own eyes.
As for "Tucker," since I have always thought of teevee as mind sewage, I have never owned one, so I have never seen him. Whatever is going on with him is, rest assured, part of some big game that's being played and we'll never know the truth. Myself, I would have a hard time caring less.
As for the lying media, it's nothing new; it's a given. Upton Sinclair wrote, in 1919, "The Brass Check," and in 1920, "Money Writes," both detailing the corruption of the popular press by the influence of big money.
Then there's this,
"I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. "
"He who reads nothing will still learn the great facts, and the details are all false."
-Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, 14 June 1807
Mass media exists to influence the masses and as such, is made to appeal to the knuckle draggers amongst us. Same goes for schooling.
Therefore, to avoid being suckered, doubt everything, then question it. Above all, trash the toob and all other big media. You'll see that most of what we're told comes from under the bull's tail.
Excellent, excellent essay today.
I am going to throw a wild conspiracy theory out there - I think Tucker's termination was known by some ahead of time such that Schumer and AOC could call for his firing and then take credit for it happening. DC is all theater, all the time.
There needs to be a law passed in Congress that no pharmaceutical company can advertise on any media outlet. Sadly, there is currently no will for that.
Not just journalism. They own the medical journals via advertising and the medical establishment through captured agencies and various bribes and grants.
Doc. You are brave like my pastor. Talk about the politics! In times like this, it NEEDS to be talked about! We all need to speak truth no matter the consequences. We are grateful that you do.
I understand not wanting to be political. However much of what your substack discusses is inextricably linked to politics. Those pushing shots and suppressing effective treatment are tyrannical. It's not democrat vs republican anymore. It's liberty vs tyranny.
Not wanting to discuss politics is a big part of the the situation we are in. If we don't discuss it, the official corporate/government narrative goes unopposed. Polite non-confrontational people like I suspect many of us are, need to be more comfortable engaging in political discussions. We can not let ourselves be silenced. That is what the pushers of the narrative want.
Congrats on a great article.
A fourth possible reason Tucker was fired now, is that they are gearing up to introduce CBDCs and they cannot have any significant peoples' resistance. Tucker was the peoples' choice for a media mouthpiece and he would no doubt, be speaking out against them and causing problems for the roll out. That's my prediction.
MWD, you say: "and only now that almost no one is willing to take the vaccine .." Whereas it may be the case for younger people, I am sure this is what you meant - anecdotal evidence of what I have witnessed in my mother's community (over 75s) is that 90% of people are still going for their boosters and have no idea that anything could be dangerous about the vaxx. They are, I might add, hooked into MSM 24/7 and are incapable of looking further for any evidence contrary to what MSM is spouting. My mother does not have access to the internet and watches TV and reads the newspapers every day - she has followed the narrative given to her by the media all her life and has zero reason to doubt it.
She told me recently that she has been called up to take the latest booster and when I said she really didn't need to/actually shouldn't take it she was dumbfounded. She knows I am unvaxxed but my sister is staunchly pro-vaxx. This will be her fourth shot and I am dreading what may happen. It is very hard to show someone so deeply entwined in MSM another narrative.
In the past, I only liked non-commercial media such as PBS and CSpan, non-fiction channels that covered reality, whether nature, history or economics. Now I've grown to see that very little at this point can be trusted. Zero Hedge does cover alternative views, but it is heavily influenced by corrupted interests, such as greed-based and self-centered intellectual viewpoints or biased cold-hearted right wing propaganda. Both left and right are bigoted, closed-minded.
Last week RFK, jr delivered the only speech I've heard a politician deliver that was inspiring, even FDR and JFK in their prime were laced with propaganda, not this time. He has the right stuff, he is of the people, humbly interacting with the poor and common people day to day, attends an AA meeting every morning. This is the strongest grass roots movement I've ever seen; Maga will die out as Trump's liabilities continue to grow. The politics of anarchy, division, hate, and name calling will fail.
Midwestern Doctor, thank you for the rational care and goodness that you bring to our public discourse.
"Use the previous two to push through adult vaccination mandates once a suitable "emergency" could be found to do it."
This was a primary goal of the covid pandemic, to set the precedent that during times of a public health emergency the Federal Government can mandate the drugging of the population. It was initially to be marketed as mandating a vaccine but as with all new powers the government creates for itself this would be expanded later on to include drugs not classifieds as vaccines. What National level government or more specifically those running it, wouldn't lust for the ability to drug the population? As was predicted in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, drugging the populace is how you the elite keep the peasants in control while also being productive. Once they can mandate drugging of the populace I see no way of coming back from that with later generations somehow developing immunity to the drugs being administered.