Koch Bros. & PropOrNot: Feud Explodes Through the Pages of History

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Source: TheDailyBell.com
December 12, 2016

The Martens find PropOrNot background ties to the billionaire Koch brothers, to the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, to the Sarah Scaife Foundation (the Mellon fortune), ExxonMobil, US Senators Chris Murphy and Rob Portman, who tie into Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, “two Wall Street behemoths that would very much like to pivot the national debate to anything other than Wall Street power and corruption.” –Paul Craig Roberts

The recent naming of 200 websites and writers by PropOrNot as agents of Russian disinformation can only be fully appreciated as an explosion ripping through the pages of history and revealing a millennia-old struggle between freedom and repression.

The Koch Brothers and Scaife exercise considerable control over the “moderate” libertarian media including the famous Cato Institute think tank and the leading libertarian magazine Reason.

Meanwhile, the more vigorous and successful (in the 21st  century) faction of libertarianism has been anarcho-capitalism, championed notably in modern times by Lew Rockwell and his mentor Murray Rothbard, an important student of the great Ludwig von Mises himself.

Mises’s writings further established the problems of state control by analyzing them through the lens of human action, marginal utility and business cycles. These are explosive insights that are once again under formal attack in some quarters even though the marginal utility, especially, is accepted throughout modern economics. (You can see recent articles of ours here and here.)

Rothbard in fact helped found the Cato Institute before leaving after a fight with the Koch Brothers over ideology and direction. Rothbard and Rockwell then founded the Mises Institute. Lew Rockwell went on to found LewRockwell.com, the eponymous and successful libertarian web-publication.

It never made sense that LewRockwell.com was listed on the PropOrNot website as a disseminator of Russian propaganda (not that any of it makes sense). But if the Koch Brothers and Scaife (through his foundation) are behind PropOrNot it all becomes a lot clearer. At least partially, this would seem to be a furtherance of the Koch vs. Rothbard feud. Congressman Ron Paul, a good friend of Rothbard’s was listed as well.

One way or another many of the often important and passionate websites on the PropOrNot list are grounded (whether they know it or not – or even would admit it) in the Austrian, free-market vision so eloquently (and often voluminously) documented by Mises in such great works as Human Action.

Mises’s books have had such an impact – once the Internet came along and they censorship ceased to be effective – because his codification of  human action and business cycles rehearse the age-old confrontation between freedom and tyranny and even, in its largest application, good and evil.

The PropOrNot list is therefore history’s reverberation, an echo of these larger confrontations. It is so very shocking because it confronts us once again with humanity’s larger struggle.

Meanwhile, there are other issues to consider that are slightly more mundane however. Again, both Roberts (above) and the Martens believe the Kochs and Scaife are behind PropOrNot, especially based on PropOrNot’s recommendations and the language used in some of PropOrNot’s statements – among other reasons. If this is so, then both Cato and Reason (the magazine and Foundation) are in some sense participative in the libel of some 200 websites and a former almost-successful presidential candidate Ron Paul.

If this is true, shouldn’t Cato and Reason make every effort to find out the truth? If it is true, shouldn’t they then disassociate themselves from Koch and Scaife and refuse further funding? Prominent libertarian and free-market scholars sitting on the boards or trustee organizations of these groups should also try to find out what’s going on and speak out on the subject.

We’ve mentioned Rand Paul in particular, see here. As a Senator whose father has been directly attacked by PropOrNot, shouldn’t he do what he can to find out who’s behind PropOrNot and if it really is the Kochs and the Scaife Foundation?  The silence seems well … “deafening,” yet the issues could not be more important. They are as old as time and as integral to humanity as history itself.

These are important days – see here, the Internet Reformation. The Gutenberg press ushered in convulsive changes that echoed for some 500 years. Books circulated to the general public changed society and then culture. The process helped expand the Renaissance and eventually created the US republic and its “united States.”

The elites of the day were powerless to combat the tumult (though they did try to co-opt certain parts of the press’s impact). Additionally, various elements of freedom were lost as society became more centralized after the so-called Dark Ages. But science was to a degree re-established, along with philosophy and the arts.

Conclusion: The changes wrought by the Internet have hardly begun to be felt. They cannot be stopped without stopping human history. If the Kochs and Scaife are really involved in trying to stop what’s occurring, it’s very sad. And those with any involvement in it, even tangentially, should not be silent. If the Scaife Foundation and the Kochs are not involved, they should speak up and help us understand what’s going on.

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Anthony Wile: Brexit Is Part Of Internet Reformation Building Around The World

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Source: TheDailyBell.com
Anthony Wile
June 25, 2016

After years of struggle against the EU, which we documented at The Daily Bell, anti-EU forces have finally removed Britain from the European Union.

The tribes of Britain were the first to make the jump back into fuller nationhood. But there will be other countries trying as well.

It’s a great day for Britain and a good day for The Daily Bell that has had as one of its main missions analysis of the “Internet Reformation” and the freedom building because of it.

While I am no longer involved in an ownership position with The Daily Bell, I remain proud of our accurate commentaries and predictions.

We saw very early on that the Internet’s truth-telling would change the world.  And despite many negatives and considerable controversy, it certainly has.

You can see a couple of articles on the EU we published HERE and HERE. We’ve published dozens over the years, and much of what we reported is taking place.

We published many interviews that dealt, at least in part, with the EU. I was looking through past Daily Bell issues and found some British interviews.

Like The Daily Bell’s statements on the EU, theirs anticipated Brexit.

Lord William Rees-Mogg provided an interview on the EU in 2010, two years before his death, HERE. Rees-Mogg, who was president of the Oxford Union in 1951, became a writer for The Financial Times in 1952, moved to The Sunday Times in 1960 and then served as editor of the London Times from 1967 to 1981.

I think the EU will survive but the EU in its present shape probably won’t. The strain the euro is putting on the weaker economies is more than they will be able to sustain …

I find that younger people tend to hold increasingly liberalist views. Liberalist is a difficult word because it means different things in different places. In the classical sense, the meaning is that liberty is the essence of sound political structure.

Rees-Mogg certainly predicted what’s going on: “The EU in its present shape won’t survive.”

John Browne’s interview can be found HERE. Browne, a well-respected financial observer and free-market commentator, is also a distinguished former member of Britain’s Parliament. He was a close associate of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Here’s a bit of what he said in 2009:

The Germans tolerate the stage strutting of the French to offset the British threat …  When she feels more secure, Germany will discard France and rule in a decidedly Prussian manner. It could lift Europe into a top superpower. It could be great for Europe. However, all Europeans who do not speak German as their mother tongue will be second-class citizens …

Europe is likely to make a futile attempt at becoming a “United States of Europe.” Germany will pick up the pieces, and the EU will become the New German Empire.

Browne knew that Europe’s attempt at becoming a United States of Europe would be futile. (At least, any such integration with Britain would be.) Let’s wait and see if Germany picks up the pieces.

Robert Oulds gave us an interview HERE. Oulds is the director of the London-based, anti-EU Bruges Group. He is also a Conservative Councilor in Chiswick.

The Bruges Group is working to take Britain out of the European Union … Our independence is our strength allowing us to be free to follow our own policy agenda and put the national interest above party political considerations …

[Our] inspiration was Margaret Thatcher’s Bruges speech in September 1988, in which she remarked that, “We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at a European level.”

Oulds and his group worked hard to remove Britain from the EU and now their hard work has paid off. These folks and many others will surely turn their energy to creating a nation that can prosper as external regulatory chains fall away.

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Anthony Wile is founding editor of The Daily Bell.

Breakaway Links Of The Week – 5-23-2016 – 5-29-2016

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
May 29, 2016

If anyone’s been rather busy this week, this is a collection of the best news links & information seen this week.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Dr. Len Saputo – Alternative Health Care Outside Big Pharma & Medical Industrial Complex
[LeakProject]

The Amazing Glyphosate Revolt Grows – F. William Engdahl
[Journal-Neo.org | F. William Engdahl]

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself & Handle Its Own Waste
[FastCoexist.com | Adele Peters]

Farmers Sue Monsanto Over Allegations Of Cancer
[NaturalSociety.com | Anna Scanlon]

Mysterious Underground Structures Built 175,000 Years Ago By Ancient Humans
[Ancient-Code.com | Ivan]

Clinton Email Scandal A Golden Opportunity For Sanders Camp
[RT America | Anaya Parampil]

A Message To Wikileaks, Cryptome, Public Intelligence & Other Sites That Expose Secrets
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

These Type Of Cancer Treatment Often Lead To More Cancer
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. Véreonique Desaulniers]

Independence Day’s Sequel: A Weird  Way To Promote A..
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

16 Bottle Hacks For Emergencies
[Sensible Pepper ]

In Practice: Working Around The Weather When Gardening
[UrbanFarmer | Curtis Stone]

Obama: Why Do We Need The TTIP?  To Keep Banks From Being Sued…
[GizaDeathStar.com |Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Recognize These Signs Of Stress
[iHealthTube.com]

The Rise Of The Meta-Criminal
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

Kids Are At Great Risk For Issues From This Toxin
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. David Kennedy]

Stratfor: How To Avoid Space Wars
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Is Candida A Main Cause For These Conditions?
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum]

China Quietly Prepares Golden Alternative To Dollar System
[Journal-Neo.org | F. William Engdahl]

Organic Pest Control – End Problems With Bugs Forever In Your Garden
[GrowingYourGreens]

Independent Scientists Warn: ‘Most Currently Published Research Findings Are False…’
[NaturalNews.com | L.J. Devon]

Major UK Publication Covers Climate Engineering
[GeoEngineeringWatch.org | Dane Wigington]

Weekly Gardening Updates – Episode 10 – May 16-21
[UrbanFarmer | Curtis Stone]

Consumer Advocate Refutes Study Saying GMO Food Is Safe
[RT America| Manila Chan]

9/11 & The Fascist International Trap – Dark Journalist & Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
[DarkJournalist.com | Daniel Liszt]

Planting Tomatoes In 5 Gallon Containers & Earth Beds Using Organic Fertilizer
[TheRustedGarden | Gary Pilarchik]

Glyphosate Weed Killer Unleashes Grotesque Chemical Deformations In Animals [Photos]
[NaturalNews.com | Mike Adams]

Texas Begins Construction Of Its State Gold Depository
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Planning The Matrix
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

Frankenfish: Canada Approves First Ever GMO Salmon
[RTAmerica | Alex Mihailovich]

Study: This Activity May Cut Your Risk Of 13 Types Of Cancer
[NaturalSociety.com | May 23, 2016]

America’s Two-Tiered Justice System
[RT America]

IRS Malfeasance Gives A Glimpse Of Larger Government Corruption
[TheDailyBellcom | Staff]

The Saker On That Common EU Army Thing: A Way To Loosen The Grip Of…
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

The Fed’s Massive Biometric Database
[RT America | Anya Parampil]

Harvard Scientists Say There May Be An Ancient Earth Inside Our Planet
[Ancient-Code.com]

Internet Reformation: The Awakening Progresses Undeterred By Current Elections
This is a very deep, and salient read [analysis] into how the Internet Reformation is helping those who wish to take advantage of those options available to them.
[TheDailyBell.com]

Physics, Free Will & ‘The Spiritual CIA’
Rappoport discusses how our reality is carefully molded for nefarious ways.
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

Facebook Deliberately Censors Content On Certain Topics, Including Vaccines & Immigration
Tell us something we DON’T know.  Its all part of keeping the carefully orchestrated reality on par with what the establishment would like us to beLIEve.
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes]

Clinton Took $21 Million In Corporate Speaking Fees In Just Two Years
[RT America]

Tom Campbell: OBE France
Tom Campbell

Doctors In Australia Ordered To Prescribe Fewer Antidepressants
For more information on how depression is not a disease, but a symptom, please read Dr. Kelly Brogan’s “A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression.”  You will not regret it.
[NaturalSociety.com | Julie Fidler]

FLASHBACK: Government Agencies Pumped Lead Into Washington DC Residents’ Drinking Water & Covered It Up For 3 Years
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Monsanto’s Cotton Rejected Again: Burnika Faso Brings Back Indigenous Varieties
[Underground Reporter.org | Christina Sarich]

In Practice:  Why You Shouldn’t Thin
[Urban Farmer | Curtis Stone]

Study Finds 43% Of Sunscreen Tested Don’t Live Up To SPF Claims
[NaturalSociety.com | Julie Fidler]

Our Galaxy Is 50% Larger Than We Thought, And Its A Torus!
[Ancient-Code.com ]

Baby Formula Is Loaded With GMOs – Avoid These Brands
[NaturalNews.com | Jonathan Benson]

News & Views From The Nefarium – May 26, 2016
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Consciousness Researcher & Physicist Tom Campbell: Fireside Chat – March 2016 [Pt 2]
[Tom Campbell]

5 Important Natural Steps For Cancer Treatment
[iHealthTube.com]

Leaked TISA Docs Reveal Secret ‘Global Constitution’
[TheDailyBell.com]

CDC Forced To Reveal Documents Proving Thimerosal Vaccine Preservative Causes Autism
[NaturalNews.com | Mike Adams]

 

Breakaway Links Of The Day – 5-26-2016

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
May 26, 2016

Monsanto has a big target on its back, as multiple articles showcase.  Then again, when they bring us countless toxins linked to myriad diseases and side effects, its no wonder the people are waking up in droves.

Clinton corruption is also at the forefront, as it should be.

Yet, the most notable read comes from TheDailyBell, where they tackle the ever-growing trends of Internet Reformation and what that portends.  If you read only one thing, please read that.

Have a great day everyone.

Physics, Free Will & ‘The Spiritual CIA’
Rappoport discusses how our reality is nefariously molded, and carefully controlled.
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

The Saker On That Common EU Army Thing: A Way To Loosen The Grip Of…
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Clinton Email Scandal A Golden Opportunity For Sanders Camp
[RT America | Anaya Parampil]

Farmers Sue Monsanto Over Allegations Of Cancer
[NaturalSociety.com | Anna Scanlon]

Mysterious Underground Structures Built 175,000 Years Ago By Ancient Humans
[Ancient-Code.com | Ivan]

The Amazing Glyphosate Revolt Grows – F. William Engdahl
[Journal-Neo.org | F. William Engdahl]

The Fed’s Massive Biometric Database
A disturbing trend that is getting worse with time.
[RT America | Anya Parampil]

Harvard Scientists Say There May Be An Ancient Earth Inside Our Planet
[Ancient-Code.com]

Internet Reformation: The Awakening Progresses Undeterred By Current Elections
This is a very deep, and salient read [analysis] into how the Internet Reformation is helping those who wish to take advantage of those options available to them.
[TheDailyBell.com]

Facebook Deliberately Censors Content On Certain Topics, Including Vaccines & Immigration
Tell us something we DON’T know.  Its all part of keeping the carefully orchestrated reality on par with what the establishment would like us to beLIEve. 
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes]

Clinton Took $21 Million In Corporate Speaking Fees In Just Two Years
[RT America]

Tom Campbell: OBE France
Physicist and consciousness researcher Tom Campbell discusses how Out Of Body Experiences fit into his ‘My Big Toe’ theory, and how that correlates to the individual consciousness. 
[Tom Campbell]

Doctors In Australia Ordered To Prescribe Fewer Antidepressants
For more information on how depression is not a disease, but a symptom, please read Dr. Kelly Brogan’s “A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression.”  You will not regret it.
[NaturalSociety.com | Julie Fidler]

FLASHBACK: Government Agencies Pumped Lead Into Washington DC Residents’ Drinking Water & Covered It Up For 3 Years
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Monsanto’s Cotton Rejected Again: Burnika Faso Brings Back Indigenous Varieties
[Underground Reporter.org | Christina Sarich]

 

Crisis of Misinformation, Differing Solutions


Source: DailyBell.com
December 30, 2015

The Misinformation Mess … As Americans approach Election Year 2016, the crisis of misinformation is growing more and more dangerous. On issues from foreign policy to the economy, almost none of the candidates in the race appears to be addressing the real world, writes Robert Parry. – ConsortiumNews

Dominant Social Theme: False flags? Nothing to see here. Let’s move along.

Free-Market Analysis: Who is Robert Parry? He is editor of Consortiumnews.com, an online independent investigative journalism magazine founded in 1995, and an investigative reporter. We learn from his bio he “broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s.” His latest book is America’s Stolen Narrative.

This article was picked up from Consortiumnews, like many of Parry’s articles, by Common Dreams, a well-known left-leaning site that publishes often about “the misinformation mess.”

Our position has always been that the Internet Reformation (our term) was unstoppable in the short- and medium-term. We expected when exposed regarding perfervid implementations of directed history that the elites in some sense would take a “step back.”

Instead, they have forged ahead like Ronda Rousey when she lost her title. Toward the end of the fight, she was leading with her face to get it over with.

In fact, the elites we cover regularly seem kinda, well … punch-drunk. We’ve suggested that the growing mass of Internet exposés would reach a critical point eventually and that seems to be happening.

Robert Parry’s article adds significantly to the accumulation of material leading readers on both left and right ends of the spectrum to question the official narrative. Bear in mind Parry comes from AP. Given what he’s been through professionally, this article is remarkable.

Let’s examine some excerpts.

Is it really possible to expect that the American people (as propagandized and misinformed as they are) could effect significant change through the electoral process, which is itself deeply compromised by vast sums of dark money from American oligarchs, while other super-rich Americans own the major media companies?

Good point about the current oligarchical structure.

As part of all this reassessment, there needs to be a coming-clean with the American people regarding what U.S. intelligence knows about a variety of key events, including but not limited to the Aug. 21, 2013 sarin attack outside Damascus, Syria; the Feb. 20, 2014 sniper attack in Kiev, Ukraine, which set the stage for the coup; and the July 17, 2014 shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.

The fact that such events have been exploited for propaganda reasons – to blame U.S. “adversaries” – while the detailed knowledge of the U.S. intelligence agencies is hidden from the American people has deprived the public of an ability to make rational assessments about the larger policies. U.S. positions are driven by false or faulty perceptions, not reality.

These two grafs above are perhaps the most remarkable. When intelligence agency narratives are confronted to this extent, something is changing. The last time this happened was in the mid-20th century, and it provoked some convulsive changes.

One more astonishing statement: “Along with bringing rationality and reason back to U.S. foreign policy, a similar process of truth-telling could take place domestically.”

He makes economic points, too, writing that the “core problem” of the US’s shrinking middle class has do with super profits from the new digital economy that should have been disbursed to everyone but have only gone to the “super rich.”

This is where Parry begins to go wrong. Like most reporters, he doesn’t seem to know enough about central banking or the dollar reserve currency to appreciate the US’s true monetary manipulation.

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