(Natural News) In recent weeks independent and alternative media outlets and their content creators have been sounding the alarm over censorship actions undertaken by Left-leaning social media giants like Facebook, YouTube, Google, Twitter, and others. In many instances, the social media sites weren’t just censoring content, they were taking down entire channels and with them removing complete video and content libraries that often contained hundreds or thousands of programs — all under the guise of ‘combating hate speech’ and ‘fake news.’
Targets of this censorship included Natural News Network founder/editor Mike Adams, whose Health Ranger channel on YouTube has been completely eradicated. Also included was Alex Jones, creator of InfoWars.com.
(Natural News) Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., gave a speech in Wheeling, W. Va., in 1950 blaming the failures of American foreign policy on Communist infiltration of the U.S. government. During his speech, he claimed to have a list of known Communists who were working in the State Department. While a special Senate subcommittee investigated McCarthy’s claims and determined them to be fraudulent, it was likely more political bluster during the period than fact.
Nevertheless, subsequent events seemed to substantiate his claims. The outbreak of the Korean War, in which the North Koreans were supported both by the Communist regimes of the USSR and China, along with the highly-publicized trial and conviction of Alger Hiss, was proof to many Americans that McCarthy’s claims were true.
That the Soviets were able to infiltrate elements of the U.S. political structure as well as American entertainment and academia is startling, though the level of infiltration is known only to aging Cold Warriors. However, the Communist ideology was very prevalent on a number of college campuses, especially some of the elite schools like Columbia University.
Of course, the USSR no longer exists, but much attention remains on Russian espionage in the U.S., highlighted and blown out of proportion during the 2016 presidential election. If Americans need to be concerned about rising Communist sympathies on our university and college campuses, we should be more focused on Chinese efforts to promote them.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the CIA has warned in a classified report that China is engaged in a far-reaching, long-term influence campaign throughout the U.S., “which imparts financial incentives as leverage to permeate American institutions,” the news site said.
(Natural News) If you’ve been reading this site in recent weeks, you know that there is an effort underway by the big tech/media elite to purge all voices that do not comport with the Alt-Left/Marxist worldview. If you’re an independent media site that caters to the free-thinker, the libertarian-minded, the conservative, the supporter of President Donald J. Trump — or a combination of all of those things — Facebook doesn’t want anyone to hear from you. Twitter wants to ban you. Google seeks to defund you. Soon, no doubt, Instagram will try to hide your face.All of this is intentional. Under the guise of combatting “fake news,” these social media giants are engaged in what former Reagan administration economist Paul Craig Roberts recently likened to a “Stalinist purge” — a reference to the brutal late Soviet dictator Josef Stalin who deep-sixed his political enemies or otherwise made them disappear.
Granted, the speech Nazis at the social media giants aren’t killing their competition — yet. But you get the feeling just by reading the comments and seeing the actions of people they aren’t banning or defunding that some of them would love to have that power.
(Natural News) The collapse of cryptocurrency is continuing apace, and yet there are still far too many people who continue to believe it really has a future. In recent days the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made a major move against cryptocurrency firms, issuing dozens of subpoenas — perhaps topping 100, some groups estimate — to companies that either conducted or advised on initial coin offerings, or ICOs, according to Simon Black for Sovereign Man.He added that readers of his are not surprised by that because, as he’s “long warned,” the ICO market is a scam and one of the largest bubbles he has ever seen.
He notes further:
A lot of people view ICOs as an asset class like stocks, bonds or real estate. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Initial coin offerings are simply a funding scheme.Companies looking to raise money will post a white paper on a website, post some pictures of their “C-suite executives,” and set up a Twitter account… that’s basically it.
The goal is to raise funds by issuing “tokens.” These tokens typically serve as pre-paid credits that can be used within the ecosystem of the company raising the funds. In other words, you’re not actually getting equity in the company… you’re buying a gift card.
“Think of it like the in-game credits you would buy (with real money) to get ahead in the old Facebook game Farmville. Outside of Farmville, those credits are worthless,” he added.
Black said that in the ICO markets investors are expected to pony up with almost no information and obvious, inherent risks to buying a prepaid service, often without fully evaluating whether there exists a legitimate secondary market for the purchased tokens.
(Natural News) It’s no longer a secret: America is a very divided country, and without a doubt in the age of Obama and Trump, our divisions have only grown wider and deeper. Here’s a little secret: It’s all by design. The American Left is no different than the Marxist Left in any other country on…