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The Slow Murder Of Democracy By Mainstream Media

by Ian R Thorpe The news industry once styled itself 'the fourth estate' and adopted the mantle of a guardian of truth and openness. Now it seems more and more news media companies serve vested interests and increasingly tghose working in the industry seem interested not in the fair and unbiased reporting of evends and the uncovering of truth that lies buried under blankets of political chicanery and bureaucratic obfuscation but only in advancing certain political agendas. Contact us:

The Slow Murder Of Democracy By Mainstream Media

by Ian R Thorpe

In both the USA and Britain, the other English speaking countries and to a lesser extent throughout the community of developed nations, mainstream media leans overwhelmingly to the Left. This has long been known and has even been publicly acknowledged by media figures like Mark Thomas who on leaving his post as Director General of the BBC earlier this year said that the Corporation was a left wing organisation. That mainstream media shares the politically correct left's taste for authoritarian controls on freedom of speech has not been widely publicised as yet, but is becoming increasingly clear.

It was only due to the diligent reporting in the blogosphere that the true, Islamic fundamentalist nature of the rebellion in Syria became widely known. This does not make Assad's tyrannical regime the good guys but it did make a powerful argument against intervention. What is the point of overthrowing a tyrant only to replace him with an even more repressive tyranny.

Likewise we heard little of the build up of a large naval force comprised mainly of U.S. British and French ships in the Indian Ocean around the approaches to the Persian Gulf, or of the large troop movements within Israel which had been going on for many months until the noise from independent, libertarian and conservative blogs in new media became too loud to ignore.

And what about the persecution of Christians in Egypt and other middle eastern Muslim nations? Are all of these things really less important than same sex marriage and equal rights for dolphins?

Recently both the UK's Guardian newspaper and the New York Daily News published pieces equating truthful and accurate reporting about jihad violence and Islamic supremacism in Syria and other middle east nations with hate speech, and calling for such reporting to be placed beyond the bounds of acceptable public discourse. That restrictions on free speech might come to harm their own profession is apparently something they haven't considered in their eagerness to suck up to terrorists and extremists.

After dismissing concerns about Islamic extremism as scaremongering, Nathan Lean in the Daily News offered an unequivocally totalitarian remedy: “Society has a responsibility to counter these individuals with overwhelming overtures of pluralism and to systematically push the fear mongers out of public discourse. Judicial systems must absorb the true scope of the Islamophobia industry's rhetoric and rage.”

How 'society' ought to go about identifying fear mongers accurately and then systematically driving them out of the public discourse Lean did not bother to explain so we can only assume, given the left's track record for dealing with dissidents, from Stalinist Russia and its satellites to Maoist China that he intends to have taken outside and shot those of us who question the attitude the left would impose on all of us, the politically correct consensus and a policy of appeasement. As he also mentioned the judicial system becoming part of the effort involved, thus he appears to be calling for the arrest and prosecution of those whose opinions about Islam he dislikes.

Jonathan Freedland's piece for The Guardian was equally disconcerting. In it he decried hateful speech against Muslims, describing it as racism, of the crudest kind, and then added: but the subtler ones are not much better. For Freedland these subtler forms of racism include attempts to dress up in progressive, politically correct language opinions criticising Islamic beliefs as contrary to the politically correct position on gay and women's rights, for example. The thick layer of bigotry is visible all the same, he says.

What he is really exposing is the left's double thick layer of hypocrisy. Feminists and their testicularly deficient male supporters may scream about violence against women by western, white males but let anyone complain about Islam's upholding the right of a man to beat his wife and daughters and we are racists is what Freedland appears to be saying.

Of the two Jonathan Freedland's effort is the more scary because at his best he is a very thoughtful and intelligent writer and ought not to be prone to jumping on the bandwagons of the politically correct left. To see him so slavishly following the metropolitian elite crowd and offering support to a movement that would destroy his religion and all of its member (defined my a bloodline passed through the maternal side rather than whether one practices the religion of not) conjures up caricature images of the self - hating Jew and of the leftie who is not just two faced but actually has more faces than the Hyra of Greek Myth.

Brendan O’Neill in the DailyTelegraph described this Orwellian double - think as a conflation of racial prejudice and political propaganda, a mashing up of what we can all agree is irrational hatred of Muslims with what is simply fair and reasoned criticism of Islamic tradition in a secular western society. Now, you may agree or disagree with the idea that Islam is repressive of women and gays, but it is a a view some people have arrived at after thinking about various issues rather than resorting to the left's usual response of shouting 'racism' 'bigotry' or 'conspiracy theory'. To lump articulate argument together with abusive terms like goatf**ker, as if they both come from the same spectrum of racial hatred, is a very transparent attempt to suppress open discussion and proscribe certain political positions by branding them racist, sexist or homophobic.

Significantly, Lean's call for the silencing of dissenting voices and Freedland's attempt to demonize certain political positions coincide perfectly with the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation s ongoing campaign to compel Western states to criminalize criticism of Islam, including discussion of Islamic violence and supremacist and ridicule of Islam (i.e. doing jokes about Muzzas). The objective of this campaign, of course, is to render Western countries impotent and hence defenceless against the advancing jihad.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the OICs secretary general, has for years made no secret of the campaign. The OIC has long been dedicated to getting the United Nations to approve a legal instrument that would criminalize Islamophobia.

This campaign against free speech has achieved remarkable success, even short of such a legal instrument. In July 2012, Canadian journalist Brian Lilley lamented that even law enforcement authorities are reluctant to call things by their right names: Police bust an Islamic terror cell, people that plan to blow up a building or shoot others in the name of Islam, and yet police will not say the words Muslim, Islam or any variant thereof. Even when the people arrested have clearly stated their goal is to carry out an attack in the name of Islam, police will not use the M word or the I word.

In Britain, a recent high profile trial of Muslim men accused of grooming young British girls for sex and prostitution which resulted in many convictions and very long jail sentences brought to light the fact that the problem has been known about for many years but police were under pressure not to act because it was a “racially sensitive issue.” At the beginning of the trial most of the mainstream media were screaming “racism” and describing honest reporting as scaremongering and Islamophobia but when they became aware that most British Muslims, particularly those who have assimilated into British society were more horrified by what had been going on that native secular Britons the left's appeasers were forced to change their tune.

While this media self-censorship is presented as a manifestation of tolerance, in reality it is a deliberate erosion of core Western concepts of free expression and the prinicple that all are equal before the law. The impartiality of the law is an indispensable foundation of the English and Scottish common law, the American Bill of Rights and of democratic government in general. And we are surrendering it, gradually and voluntarily, to those who seek to impose on us a value system that elevates the sanctity of Islam and the “rights” of certain minorities over freedom. Is it any wonder then that when lefties and progressives start talking to me about “inalienable rights” my replies tend to be a tad caustic.

In July 2011, the UN passed Resolution 16/18, calling on member states to adopt legal restrictions on speech that fostered defamation of religions. Secretary of State Clinton and Ihsanoglu issued a statement urging member states of the United Nations to take effective measures, as set forth in Resolution 16/18, consistent with their obligations under international human rights law, to address and combat intolerance, discrimination, and violence based on religion or belief.

That sounds a high-minded, progressive ideal, the kind of populist authoritarianism it is difficult to argue against; after all, no reasonable person is in favour of intolerance, discrimination, and violence based on religion or belief. However, when an unaccountable bureaucracy is given the authority to define what constitutes intolerance, and would-be totalitarians like Jonathan Freedland and Nathan Lean define as intolerant any honest discussion of how the texts and teachings of Islam or any other religion are used to justify violence and recruit terrorists, (or groom under age girls for sex,) high minded ideals become a call for authoritarianism and restrictions on the freedom of speech.

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As the General Election campaign starts to heat up, we try to shift focus away from the squabbling between Conservative and Labour about who can make the most promises they have no intention of keeping and to the real issues concerning jobs, social breakdown , mass immigration, and loss of national sovereignty.

Tony Blair under pressure to come clean over Labour minister child sex abuse cover-up
Pressure mounted on Tony Blair tonight to answer questions over the Mirror’s revelations that a child sex abuse probe was axed after a minister in his government was named as a suspect. MPs joined forces with a victim of abuse to call on the former Prime Minister to reveal if he knew about the alleged cover up or of any allegations against the politician.

Multi-Cultural England: Are You Feeling The Progressive Diversity That's Enriching Your Life Visit some parts of most British cities with large immigrant populations and you will be hard pressed to recognize it, certainly my granparents would struggle to recognize the towns they knew. Appeasement of foreigners has destroyed the character of our communities but as usual the political left advise solving the problem by doing over again the things that caused it.

Europe is waking up to the threat of globalism and the Transatlantic Partnership
Massive protests in Europe, an issue that unites the bitterly hostile right and left wing politiucal factions in the USA, the Trans Altantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP) must be something quite special. The Daily Stirrer believes it is a corporate power grab, a bid to transfer the lawmaking systems of sovereign nations to bureucrats and corporate lawyers. Learn more below ...

Labour Scourge Of Tax Avoiders Is A Tax Dodger? WTF is going on?
We have often made points about the hypocroisy of the left, particularly those lefties, but surely Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheim - the diamond people) is the undisputed champ of left wing hypocrites. As a senior Labour MP Margaret was always eager to condemn tax avoidance. Unfortunately like most self righteous Labour millionaires she did not practice what she preached.

The Immigration Problem (part 1)
As Britain, its voters divided between pragmatism and politically correct thinking, heads for political chaos in an election likely to produce and inconclusive result, the big issue that none of the established parties want to talk about looks set to dominate the political debate through the next government's term in office.

The Baltimore Riots: The Verdict Of Baseball Team The Orioles Owner's Son
In the wake of violent protests that left eastern USA port city Baltimore in flames and were triggered by the funeral of Freddie Gray who died after sustaining a spinal injury while being taken into policy custody, American politicians and media commentators are struggling to explain to the public how the events of Monday evening could happen in twenty - first century America.

Labour's NHS Privatization By Stealth PFI Deals Are Killing Hospital Patients
It is really gobsmacking to see every day, Labour supporters blaiming the Conservatives and Lib Dems for the NHS cisis and accusing UKIP of wanting to privatize the NHS,, when in reality UKIP, the only party whose leaders have real world business experience, are the only party that can or even wish to save the NHS. Get wise to LabLibCon corporate piracy.

Massive Protests In Europe Against TTIP - Mainstream Media Blackout
If you read us here, at Boggart Blog or The Daily Stirrer, or is you are among the growing number of people who turn to alternative media to find out what's really going on in the world, you are most likely aware of the 'free' trade deals, TTIP, TISA, and TPP being negotiated in secret, behind closed doors.

How To Help The Poor - A look at how mainstream politics talks of fairness but penalises poverty
All three mainstream parties in the May 2015 General Election are focusing, as they did last time, on fairness, equality and helping 'the poor'. As their senior spokesmen piously pontificate there will be no trace of irony from either Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat while the spout such bollocks, even though they know their economic policies will penalise the poor.

SNP: Scottish Nazi Party?
Do you really want a bunch of creepy authoritarians like this pulling Ed Miliband's strings in a Labour - SNP power sharing deal?

I've been trying to warn you for years but would you tech heads and science heads listen?
A facebook friend, Mary Bladley McCaulay writes: Now I know for sure Google earth is following me. Went to the Dentist in Mufreesboro this AM. When I got back to my sons house and got online with my Kindle, first thing I saw was a Dental ad.

PayPal Asserts Copyright Ownership Over All Intellectual Property of its Users
The update comes in the aftermath of the announcement that eBay and PayPalwill split apartinto two separate companies. Under the heading “Intellectual Property,” PayPal announcesthat it is introducing a new paragraph to its agreement, effective July 1, 2015, that will allow the company to “use content that you post for publication using the Services”.

Poldark female star: Obsession with topless Aidan Turner is 'sexist and undermines the show'
The latest outburst has come in response to a few tabloid stories of actor Aidan Turner's 'topless' appearances in the BBC television series Poldark. The screeching sisters can't really complain about male chauvinism as it is women who are lusting for Ross Poldark. So the ladies (?) are upset because they can't go topless too.

BBC scandal – Breast beating, politically correct broadcaster has links to gangters, banksters and the arms trade As news leaks out from the inner sanctums of the BBC about cronyism and corruption in the corporations management structure, people are starting to wonder if the Clarkson fiasco was engineered to deflect attention from the way the BBC has been infiltrated by corporate business, and the linked issue of political bias in its news coverage of the election campaign.

After TTIP Signed, Corporate Sovereignty Will Trump National Laws
News on the anti democracy, anti - sovereignty, corporate friendly TTIP and its sibling TPP, TISA, TAFTA and other treaties that change the meaning of the phrase 'free trade' to mean corporate businesses are free to do as they like without having to consider tedious civil rights, environmental protection and consumer protection laws.

Who Granted The GMO Evangelists The Monopoly On Compassion?

According to the warped world view of pro-GMO individual Paul Evans, who appears to be associated with the ‘allow golden rice’ website and the ‘Galileo Movement’. I happened to respond by raising some of the issues set out below in the hope of having some kind of informed, reasonable debate. With hindsight, there was little chance of that happening.

California’s Mandatory Vaccinations Bill: Big Pharma Lobbyists Call the Shots, Community Opposition Ignored After the historic outpouring of families to halt the passing of SB-277 last Wednesday in California, information has now been made public to further put into question the bill’s credibility. After passing the Sacramento Health Committee vote, the bill was delayed as committee chair Senator Carol Liu wisely told the bill’s author Richard Pan “If I were you, I would not take a vote today.”

Could Corrupt EU-US 'Free Trade' Deal Be Extended To Israel?
There are many reasons to oppose the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), not least because references to 'free' in the text of leaked drafts does not refer to freedom in any conventional sense but to giving global corporations the ability to operate outside the jurisdiction of sovereign governments and override national law.

The Mediterranean Boat People Crisis - How Does Europe Deal With The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
The numbers of migrants trying to cross from the Libya on the coast of north Africa to one of the EU's southern nations is increasing. Europe's impoverished southern nations can't cope. And in the better off nations of northern Europe immigration is a toxic issue which is fuelling the rise of anti EU parties from France to Finnland in the north and Hungary in the east. What can be done?

It Starts At The Finnish
Conservative, Euro-sceptic party True Finns (PS) have come second in a national election in Finland. They may now be asked to join a ruling coalition with the liberal, anti EU Centrist Party which knocked pro-Europe, pro-federalisation conservative party off the top spot.

If Sturgeon Is Jerking Miliband's Strings, Who Will Be Prime Minister
Since the second division leaders' debate last week, The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon has been leading the news every day. With Labour facing wipeout by the nationalists in Scotland, the possibility of a Labour / SNP coalition along the lines of the Conservative / Lib Dem coalition that has governed since 2010 has become the obsession of the media.

Leaked EU - TTIP document: Destruction of Democracy planned
A new leaked European Commission proposal which if implemented would form part of the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty currently being negotiated in secret between Brussels and Washington, EU member state legislative proposals will be subjected to vetting by corporate lawyers for potential impacts on private business interests first.

Self-Loathing Sweden Should Only Welcome Persecuted Immigrants, Instead They Invite The Persecutors Too.
We have covered immigration problems in Europe extensively, but the European country that demonstrates how wide the gap between ordinary people and the ruling eilte has become is Sweden where the politically correct governing coalition's immigration and social policies seem to indicate the elite are engaged in a genocide campaign against ethnic Swedes

The Greek "White Knight" Emerges: Putin To Give Athens €5 Billion For Advance Gas Pipeline Fees

With Greece teetering on the edge of insolvency and forced to raid pension and most other public funds, ahead of another month of heavy IMF repayments which has prompted even the ECB to speculate Greece should introduce a parallel "IOU" currency, a white knight has appeared out of nowhere for Greece,

The Public Interest to Protect Powerful Paedophiles
The Director of Public Prosecutions has decided that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute serial paedophile Greville Janner, for many years the leader of the Zionist lobby in the UK. I presume that his convenient senility is the reason for non-prosecution ...

Reasons Why This Pagan Will Not Vote Labour, Conservative Or Liberal Democrat.
As we prepare to vote in a General Election that we are told will change British Politucs forever, Ian looks at a choice of three main parties that basically offer the same set of globalist, multiculturalist policies and consideres which way a pagan should vote.

The Truth - Labour Privatized The NHS between 1997 and 2010, Now Their Toxic Policies Are Bankrupting It
In the run up to the 2015 UK General Election, and without doubt beyond, one of the great political controversies will focus on the future of the national Health Service (NHS). While most voters consider The Conservatives to be the party of private profit and thus consider Labour a better choice to look after the NHS, Labour has in fact done more, and more damagingly, to privateize health services

NHS executives 'earn £35 million in pay rises' despite funding crisis
While Labour, Lib Dem and Green politicians accused the Conservatives of starving the NHS of cash,and as many Hospital Trusts faced financial problems and having to cut back on standards of care given to patients, we are learning that NHS bosses awarded themselves over £35 million in pay rises during the worst financial year in the history of the service.

Germany Needs A Revolution, Anti-Islam Campaigner Tells PEGIDA Supporters in Dresden
Dresden, Germany heard controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders address them last night, as the group rebuilds momentum ground after weathering vicious and untrue attacks from German mainstream media, and physical violence from the usual left wing rent-a-mob thugs who always turn out to deny the right of free speech to those who opposed their views.

Anti-Science – The Church Of Scienceology's Latest Pejorative Term For People Who Think And Question.
We are not the only web site to take exception to accusations of being anti - science and all the other pejorative terms used by the Church Of Scienceology disciples to deflect criticism from independent minded people who are smart anough to ask Cui Bono? Which corporate business benefits.

Corporate Capitalism Has Replaced Democracy In Western Nations.
Although this is about the UK General Election in 2015 it has much wider relevance, concerning what is happening in the democratic societies of the developed nation. For that reason this look at how corporate capitalism is usurping democracy and individual freedom will also be relevant long after that election in May 2025.

World War Three? Kiev Reinvades Donbass, Deliberate Provocation Trashed Minsk Agreement
When America wants to provoke Russia it uses proxies, a rabble in Libya, Islamic fundamentalists in Syria and Iraq and neo - Nazi thugs in Ukraine. So far Russia has resisted the urge to kick Obama in the balls, but sooner or later the Russia - China - Iran alliance will respond.

Who Runs America? US Federal Trade Commission Takes Orders From Google
Barak Obama runs America surely, you might well be thinking. We would argue that no US President since Eisenhower has truly run the USA. But the latest revelation of how cosy the Obama Administration has become with corporate business, to the extent that government departments are taking instruction from Google will shock even the most cynical Americans

Rhodes Statue Defaced As South Africa Slides Back Into Primitive Tribalism
A statue of colonial leader Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town has been removed after students launched an uncompromising campaign to have the British explorer and businessman expunged from history. Protesters poured red paint on the bronze figure and danced on the plinth as the statue was lifted off on Friday.

Punish Climate Change Liars" Demands Climate Change Liar
Over the years my scepticism about global warming and attempts to initiate intellgent discussion of the dodgy science based on mathematical models that forms the basis of the Warmageddonist case, versus much less alarming projections based on data from real world observations haveearned me accusations of being a child murderer. Not only that, some of the lefties who support climate fascism have demanded the death penalty for people who disagree with them. And yet they think it unfair to punish certain child rapists and murderers. Hypocrites.

US Soldiers Forced To Sit Through P C 'White Privilege Presentation. Not Happy Bunnies
The U.S. Army is investigating an unauthorized diversity training presentation on “white privilege” shown to hundreds of Georgia soldiers, USA Today reported, citing an Army spokeswoman. The Equal Opportunity training presentation was shown to about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon on Thursday, according to Captain Lindsay Roman.

Britain's Racist Future: Labour Set To Throw Selection On Merit Out The Window
With four weeks to go until a General Election that could change the face of Britain forever, the Labour Party, which hopes to be elected to govern this great and proud nation, has unveiled a set of policies that would make minorities into privileged castes and relegate the white Working and middle classes to the status of second class citizens. Could you vote for a party that hates your country, your party and YOU?

Now We Know Why Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From the Public
A key section of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been leaked to the public. The New York Times has a major story on the contents of the leaked chapter, and it's as bad as many of us feared. Now we know why the corporations and the Obama administration want the TPP, a huge "trade" agreement being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries, kept secret from the public until it's too late to stop it.

Judge Cuts 20 Year Old's Rape Sentence By 15 Years Because 'He Did Not Mean To Hurt 3-Year-Old Victim
It could only happen in the land of politically correct twattery of course, while here in the UK Labour Party supporters and the Islington Screechers corps wail and gnash their teeth over the fact that pedophiles are denied fulfillment and must be given the right to fuck four year olds, in California the judiciary are acting to rectify the situation ...

Teacher Forced To Resign For 'Sharing' Material Critical Of Obama And His Beloved Muslim Terrorists
The supporters of the wannabe King of the American Empire like to describe themselves as 'liberal', 'progressive', and left wing. If they were really any of those things they would not be as fanatically committed to the idea of suppressing free speech as they are.

US Presidents Of The Past warned Against Secret, Shadow Government. By now it should be obvious that peacemake, joybringer and putative aquatic pedestrian Barack Hussein Obama was never really in charge of the US Government. Whatever Obama said would happen, all the American government's policies ensured the opposit would happen. The embedded article thows some light on how the US government really works

Google Meets White House Officials Every Week Why?
... Given the close relationship the company has with the Obama administration, an administration which has shown itself to be severely "truth challenged," in its dealings with the public, this is of some concern.

Indiana pizza shop closes after anti-gay marriage comments; donations pour in


An Indiana pizza shop owner’s anti-gay marriage stance is paying off. Online supporters donated more than $33,000 in three hours to Memories Pizza after the pie maker’s controversial pledge not to cater same-sex weddings spawned a wave of criticism.

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