Thought for the day

"The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join in the madness of others, the one who tries vainly to resist. We will never understand totalitarianism if we do not understand that people rarely have the strength to be uncommon." -- Eugene Ionesco

At a time when Musk is cutting hundreds if not thousands of workers on a weekly basis, early on Friday Europe delivered some unexpected news to the world's richest man: according to Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market commissioner, Musk will have to increase the number of moderators in Europe, a continent which long ago gave up all pretense of having free speech.

Two false news reports have gone viral in recent hours due to sloppy sourcing and journalistic malpractice. As usual they both featured bogus claims about US-targeted nations, in this case Russia and Iran.

Elon Musk is running a Twitter poll on whether he should reinstate former President Donald Trump to the platform, with early results showing slightly half of participants voting “yes.”

“Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” tweeted Musk, mere minutes after posting the poll at 7:47 pm Friday. The Latin phrase means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.” The poll was set to remain open for 24 hours.

This is the eve after a broken election, as broken machines count broken vote tallies, and as broken media “calls” outcomes. Everyone in legacy media is waiting “for AP to call the outcome,” which is sadly hilarious, given that AP has a Memorandum of Understanding that it won’t disclose fully to our Congress, with the news agency Xinhua, the CCP’s chief propaganda arm.

The UN’s high commissioner for human rights, Volker Türk, has sent an open letter to Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk, asking him to ensure that Twitter respects human rights and monitors hate speech and misinformation.

We obtained a copy of the letter for you here.

In the letter, Türk said he was writing with “concern and apprehension about our digital public square and Twitter’s role in it.”

Professor Emeritus Jim FetzerBrian Davidsonand I discuss current events to sharply discern objective reality fit for news from corporate media bullshit to herd sheeple: here on BitChute and (censored on YouTube).

 

Professor Fetzer’s summary of today’s show:

 

The Washington Post has published a piece post-midterm elections that once again clears former President Donald Trump’s name and reputation.

Reports for months prior to Election Day claimed that Trump might have been conducting nefarious business activities with classified documents he reportedly took with him after he left the White House in January 2021 and which formed the basis for the FBI’s unprecedented raid on his Mar-a-Lago home in early August.