Backpage Seized But Don’t Overlook the Threat: SESTA/FOSTA Makes None Safe by Silencing Internet Users

So, what’s the big deal? From EFF, “SESTA/FOSTA undermines Section 230, the most important law protecting free speech online. Section 230 protects online platforms from liability for some types of speech by their users. Without Section 230, the Internet would look very different. It’s likely that many of today’s online platforms would never have formed or received the investment they needed to grow and scale—the risk of litigation would have simply been too high. Similarly, in absence of Section 230 protections, noncommercial platforms like Wikipedia and the Internet Archive likely wouldn’t have been founded given the high level of legal risk involved with hosting third-party content.

Immunity compromised. “Importantly, Section 230 does not shield platforms from liability under federal criminal law. Section 230 also doesn’t shield platforms across-the-board from liability under civil law: courts have allowed civil claims against online platforms when a platform directly contributed to unlawful speech. Section 230 strikes a careful balance between enabling the pursuit of justice and promoting free speech and innovation online: platforms can be held responsible for their own actions, and can still host user-generated content without fear of broad legal liability.

The SESTA siesta. SESTA/FOSTA upends that balance, opening platforms to new criminal and civil liability at the state and federal levels for their users’ sex trafficking activities. The platform liability created by new Section 230 carve outs applies retroactively—meaning the increased liability applies to trafficking that took place before the law passed. The Department of Justice has raised concerns [.pdf] about this violating the Constitution’s Ex Post Facto Clause, at least for the criminal provisions.”

YouTube Shooter: The Latest Installment and Victim of Mental Illness Won’t Stop the Blame Game

Assigning Blame and Causation to the Inexplicable

Monumental complexity evinced yet ignored by mainstream playbook media. There’s no such thing as the YouTube Shooter. It’s the mentally ill shooter. The latest installment of our maddening and madding criminal theme, our inability to appreciate the causal nexus of the non compos mentis with crime. This is axiomatic and sadly forgotten. Every shooter, everyone manifesting mental illness through the instrument of crime has a reason but not a justification, a valid one, i.e. They are sure to spout a litany of objections and protesters — animal rights abuses, Trump, the media, the Illuminati, GMOs, #QAnon, name it. But such do nut justifications and defenses make. This platform inspires and potentiates a host of psychopathologies that are either dormant or inspired. Such has always been the case. Every medium has its Father Coughlin. Every platform inspires its own contemporary loon. But such is not a reason or justification.

Who is Amanda Sutherland?

Textbook case unfolding. Amanda Charlene Sutherland is a tragic case and emblematic of social media’s stylization and comedicization of mental illness. Her antics and threats understandably inspired campus drills and safety fora at LSU and LSU-Shreveport. Stories chronicling her decline are replete. Sutherland was arrested for making threats online and her arrest and arraignment covered extensively with, as you can imagine, many taking delight at this pathetic woman. She compiled and collected her discursive rants on her YouTube channel Druid Focket and her timeline of self-destruction chronicles her plight. Mister Metokur’s compilation provides a thorough yet painstakingly painful peroration of her psychotic fugue.


What Roseanne’s Ratings Means: You Have a Front Row Seat to the Revolution and We’re Winning

“I learned that just beneath the surface there’s another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper. I knew it as a kid, but I couldn’t find the proof. It was just a kind of feeling. There is goodness in blue skies and flowers, but another force–a wild pain and decay–also accompanies everything.” David Lynch

If you think this is about a TV show there’s simply no hope for you. You’ve missed the point. Roseanne is a litmus test,  barometer, a Petri dish. She’s one of us. An actual bona fide Truther, a conspiracist, an intrepid voice of truth. No, her show’s not gangbusters. She is. And by association, so are we. 

The Choice of Today’s Yutes and Assorted Miscellany

Morpheus: “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

Any questions?

And by the by, in an area that’s completely irrelevant, this is an email that I receive (I swear) thrice a month from a lone, crazed follower manqué.

I know you are just entertainment and not a real truth warrior. So why do you insist that you absolutely hate double standards and hypocrisy and at the same time have no problem with infant male genital mutilation and are completely against infant female genital mutilation? Stop pretending to be an idiot.

Monumental, Schizoid and Seismic Meltdown Over the Omnibus Bill

“I sometimes approach myself asymmetrically as one would a stranger: with respect, on the off chance that I may be a decent person, but with circumspection, in that I’m more likely a reprobate. But mostly I ignore myself in the hope that I might go away.”

The question is not whether the technicarchs will create independent artificial intelligence. That foundation has already been laid. The question is whether they can create independent artificial desire. Or will they simply surreptitiously connect the AI back to their own desires and delusions. My guess is that their hubris will lead them to attempt the former. Even though they are aware that it is genocidal, their lust for a cybernetic Ragnarök cannot be satiated. Even if it destroys them as well. Such is the human propensity for worship even in the most materialistic – like the man who was eaten by the grizzly bears he venerated.

The Omnibus Bill Is Not a Budget — POTUS Wins Again

Johnny the ‘Stache: Neoconning the MAGA Message

Trump’s cabinet is filling with more and more neoconservative war hawks for what appears to be a reason, a troubling one at that. John Bolton is known for a lot of things and war is numero uno. He is the keystone in a blood-soaked archway. Let this forever dispel the notion that the Conspiratorium is the haven of the unquestioning Trump acolyte. 

We are not pleased. We who love freedom from tyrannical warmongers.

The Immutability of Cosmic Sentience: Hermeneutics of the Groove

“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” ― Charles Bukowski

Facebook Is a Government Surveillance Tool: Lionel Buries Hillary Apologist in this Epic Takedown


Oh, the humanity! — Herb Morrison, WLS Radio broadcast, Hindenburg Disaster (6 May 1937 Lakehurst, NJ)


PARENTAL ADVISORY. Rounds 1 and 2 of the beat down. People with pacemakers should consult their physicians before viewing. This gets rough, kids. Just the way I like it. Lionel dismembers yet another HRC proxy and shill and lets him have it with facts, unimpeachable logic and a splash of panache. Ain’t the truth great. Richard Goodstein gets owned by Lionel who’s having none of his HRC/Russian collusion gobbledygook. Get a grief counselor! YOU LOST!

[RT] London-based political strategy firm Cambridge Analytica has suspended CEO Alexander Nix who had boasted of global backroom influence. RT has hosted a debate on what the fallout of the unfolding Facebook data scandal could be.

Richard Goodstein, a former advisor to both Bill and Hillary Clinton’s presidential election campaigns, went head-to-head with legal & media analyst and TV personality Lionel.

“It looks like it’s undisputed that they did things that … were clearly against the law,” Goldstein said. “They either clearly went over the line or they went right up to it.”

The Democrat advisor insinuated that the Department of Justice would not act against CA as “Donald Trump was the beneficiary. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that happening.”

“The entire point is being missed here” Lionel shot back. “It’s not Cambridge Analytica, it’s that Facebook is a tool, a proxy, if you will, of the government! It’s a surveillance unit!”

“Facebook, Apple, everything that we do is sucking up every bit of information that we have,” Lionel warned. “Where has the world been? You’re living in a panopticon!” The previous few days had seen an online trend urging users to #DeleteFacebook.

Goldstein repeated claims that the “US intelligence community unanimously agreed that the Russians did meddle” and worked with WikiLeaks to leak emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta, claims that have never been proven.

Lionel dismissed the whole Russian meddling narrative “This yarn was devised by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton to explain how she lost a rigged election,” he said. “Whom can we get to explain this? Ah! The Russians!”

“I can’t believe this gentleman is repeating the same fantasy that Hillary Clinton is still doing,” he said. “Are you ever going to move on from that? Are you ever going to realise you lost?”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller “will present a case in black and white about what the Russians did and didn’t do,”Goldstein insisted. “And people who are clear-thinking will believe it, and people who have a bias going in will dismiss it.”

“Hillary Clinton is never going to be president. Get over it. Go and see a grief counselor,” Lionel hit back.

Imagine a Presidency Void Ab Initio

#QAnon Rekindles Questions and Controversy As to #Obama’s Article II Eligibility and Provenance [VIDEO] #IBOR #InternetBillOfRights #Qanon8chan #GreatAwakening #Snowden @JulianAssange #Kenya @UKenyatta #MAGA @POTUS #StormIsHere #HillaryForPrison

We the Sheeple

We just nod and walk in unison, lockstep. Confederation and contrived accord. Nothing to see here. Just keep moving along. Make no waves. Just accept. Nothing to see here.