Gerard Baker, 7/6/20, WSJ-behind paywall
“The rot in America’s cultural institutions was spread for more than half a century by a self-loathing cultural establishment. Now it has matured amid a public malaise induced by 20 years of elite-driven political and economic failure that has undermined faith in the system that made America great.”
“It won’t be enough to reassert America’s great historic virtues. It will require weakening the power of the totalitarians on campus, ensuring fair access for all voices on tech platforms, holding to account the lawless mobs defacing and defaming the nation’s legacy. But it will also require addressing the rot in American capitalism, reining in the power of bloated monopolies, and ensuring that corporations prioritize Americans over their globalist, progressive agendas.””
This country hasn’t passed from great to evil in two decades. America hasn’t failed. But Americans have been failed—misled by inept and deceitful political leaders, deserted by predatory and mercenary corporate chiefs, and, above all, betrayed by a parasitic cultural elite that exploited American freedom to trash the country. It isn’t America’s history that needs to be repudiated. It’s its present.”
“America hasn’t failed. But Americans have been failed – misled by inept and deceitful political leaders, deserted by predatory and mercenary corporate chiefs, and, above all, betrayed by a parasitic cultural elite that exploited American freedom to trash the country. It isn’t America’s history that needs to be repudiated. IT IS THE PRESENT.” (closing emphasis added by me)
my 2 cents:
It is comical and disgusting to see so-called professional athletes who benefited from the USA capitalistic principles to become millionaires, multi-millionaires and those aspiring to be millionaires. These individuals whose income is tied to support of loyal fans whether in ticket sales, shopping purchases, brand affiliation and even more money because of their athletic prowess and public support. Athletes – yes remember that – athletes. Not paid for by X political commentary ranters. No, they are ATHLETES. What do athletes do? Well they ARE SUPPOSED TO BE performing in their sport to the best of their abilities. It is that simple. Public support especially ticket sales and television viewing of sporting events is because the public wants to see these ATHLETES PERFORM to the best of their abilities in their sport. NOWHERE in this transaction has the public stood up demanding athletes do anything else than be athletes.
Everything wrote in the preceding paragraph applies in likeness to movie, television, streaming entertainment, etc.. aka “Hollywood”. Replace ATHLETE for ACTOR and sport with released entertainment product. Again, we DON’T want to hear or see your political beliefs IF you are going to leverage your celebrity status & salaries into force-feeding the support of the public with your political or philosophical beliefs. PERIOD.
You are actors and athletes neither which has a prerequisite for the needs of superior intelligence, excellent discernment skills or the ability to perform accurate critical thinking. So plz, SHUT UP and just DO YOUR JOBS.
The special investigator into ALL the CORRUPTION and TRAITOROUS activities William Aldenberg
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1.) Allow me to retort a thread to this specific account.
Everything claimed by this account, and any twitter account holder who advances the same prepositions as this account, are so brutally false and misguided it could only take an intentional effort to be this wrong.
2.) The investigative agents, those who most people put their faith upon, are hampered by compartmentalized isolation of evidence. The system is purposefully set up that way.
Evidence is essentially silo’d.
3.) Those who understand my efforts understand the objective when cast against the reality of silo’d and compartmentalized evidence.
4.) The DOJ team, which includes investigative units who transition evidence from investigative use into actionable DOJ assemblies, do not track successfully across known firewalls….
5.) The Durham probe (for lack of a more authentic descriptive) do not communicate w/The Hill.
Ex. HPSCI does not communicate w/Durham; at least they do not successfully communicate.
In part this is because the receiver would be accepting the political intents of the evidence.
6.) Politics creates a compartmented information flow.
Information, even valid evidence that would be useful for investigators, becomes useless when retrieved or originated from political entities.
6.) The result is actual Durham/Barr investigators do not know where most of the explosive evidence is located. This includes any documents that originate from inside this complemented process.
7.) As a result of this convoluted process; the Durham team knows little about any evidence their internal unit did not independently create.
This system design helps the compartmented and corrupt to escape accountability.
8.) Durham investigators therefore do not have a handle over the totality of evidence that exists in the public sphere; because the public evidence exists as extracted from numerous individual compartments – some of which they do not / cannot peer into.
9.) Previously both Senate and House staff admitted this was the fundamental flaw in their own investigations.
Additionally, this factual/structural flaw was confirmed to me today by the Durham investigative unit. [Read #8 Again]
10) Repeat: Durham investigators do not have a handle on the totality of evidence that exists in the public sphere; because the public evidence exists as extracted from numerous individual compartments – some of which they do not / cannot peer into.
11) When you understand that, you understand what I am doing.
I have extracted and collated evidence from inside each compartment; then assemble and deliver to the investigative unit in such a manner as the political toxicity is removed.
12.) Today they saw evidence for the first time that was never assembled. You would be stunned at what they do not know, because the institutional and political compartmentalization blocks the investigative use.
13.) There is no grand investigative plan. There is no bigger investigative design… because the quest to provenance evidence, the demanded process itself, must be self-originated.
14.) Example: judiciary.senate.gov/download/2018-…
Despite this coming from FISC to AG Barr and into Senate Judiciary Committee; Durham team unaware of the letter dated July 12, 2018.
15.) As a result… customary DOJ investigations can continue (ad infinitum) and yet will not result in substantive action prior to the election.
That’s where public questioning of investigative practices, and specific details, forces an investigative shift.