Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pompeo Humiliating The Reporter Was Wrong

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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.

Pseudonyms

Here is what is interesting to me. All the people out here going under pseudonyms who are actually high-level U.S. military and government people. I know who you are by the way you speak. Do the radical Leftist revolutionaries? /1 
Because here’s the thing. Their ego is their undoing from beginning to end. They actually do think they are smarter than everybody else. /2 
😂😂😂😂😂😂 /3 
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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.

On Falsely Portraying Q Believers As A Violent Group

You tell me: Is this story legitimate, or not?

"QAnon-ers’ Magic Cure for Coronavirus: Just Drink Bleach!Hucksters swarmed on a fresh opportunity to cash in from a crisis that speaks to paranoid fears on the fringe."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/qanon-conspiracy-theorists-magic-cure-for-coronavirus-is-drinking-lethal-bleach

The headline links anyone who believes QAnon with prescribing death: 

“QAnon-ers’ Magic Cure for Coronavirus: Just Drink Bleach!” 

Then, there is a photo of bleach shown.

The first paragraph terms dangerous anyone who promotes MMS — even though as I understand it they promote micro doses, not suicide, in response to a raging life-threatening viral epidemic.

It also falsely links QAnon with MMS and promoters of this product.

“As the global death toll from an alarming new coronavirus surged this week, promoters of the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory were urging their fans to ward off the illness by purchasing and drinking dangerous bleach.” 

Many people promote alternative health cures - and it’s the FDA’s job to say when those are dangerous. But in my view, you cross a line telling people that advocates of a dangerous health cure, are essentially saying to drink bleach, which is false. 

If the purpose was to warn the public to stay away from dangerous folk health cures, the article might be forgivable in exaggerating. But is that the purpose? Or is it really to discredit people who believe in QAnon?

In fact, QAnon doesn’t sell anything, or promote MMS, or anything like that.

"The Great Awakening" is a peaceful movement. In fact adherents are warned about those who are in it for the money ("pay-triots.")

Unfortunately, the Daily Beast article takes pains to portray QAnon followers as deranged and violent. It states that "apparent devotees have been charged with murder and linked to other violent incidents.”

But every single group of people will have individuals who go off and do violent things. The question in characterizing them is whether their credo is about violence, or whether those acts are predominantly fringe.

The author of the article actually characterized the Q movement accurately here; we do believe that “Donald Trump is engaged in a secret war with a cabal of pedophile-cannibals in the Democratic Party, the finance industry, Hollywood, and the ‘deep state.’”

So how do we make the leap from perceiving injustice, to attacking the perceivers? 

As part of a series of attacking articles about Q, it is clearly intentional. Just go to Google.com and search "the daily beast qanon." This is what I got:

Jan 2, 2020 - Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Getty. Donald Trump has ... QAnon believers are convinced that Trump is secretly at war with ...

Web results

2 days ago - QAnon-ers' Magic Cure for Coronavirus: Just Drink Bleach! ... Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos Getty. As the global ...
Sep 12, 2019 - In late August 2018, Lisa and John Welch weren't feeling great about the future of QAnon, the ludicrous conspiracy theory that posits that ...
Jan 10, 2020 - A 24-year-old sometimes-journalist and occasional peddler of the QAnonconspiracy theory, Moates has also been accused of sending ...
Jan 4, 2020 - QAnon Believer Teamed Up With Conspiracy Theorists to Plot Kidnapping, ... Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty / Facebook.
Aug 7, 2019 - Two signs promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory are visible in a video from Donald Trump's presidential campaign, marking the latest link ...
Aug 2, 2019 - QAnon Says FBI Labeling Them a Terror Threat Just Proves There's a Deep- State ... Despite a series of violent QAnon-inspired incidents and failed Q ... them based on right-wing hoaxes, The Daily Beast previously reported.
Mar 22, 2019 - A Fox News reporter cited a major promoter of QAnon on-air Friday morning, exposing the network's viewers to the pro-Trump conspiracy ...
Dec 23, 2018 - The Daily Beast spoke to four Q believers who claim to have been isolated from ... Over Thanksgiving, she joined a chorus of QAnon believers ...
There has been an impact on me from all this mischaracterization. As QAnon follower, I have been censored from Medium, almost censored from Zazzle, and my professional standing has declined, very unfairly. 

This business of defaming people who follow Q has to stop. It affects our relationships, our reputations, our jobs, and even our safety.

This is not to say that people cannot disagree. Anti-Q pundits have a right to argue that people can be misled by an anonymous figure. They have a point in being concerned that such figures can lead innocent people off a cliff, so to speak.

But to go on a campaign to smear a peaceful movement and its adherents, based on our personal views, is not kosher.

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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.

Partisans Plotting to Impeach Before Impeachment

Reading about Justice Roberts, who blocked a question from Senator Paul today on the presumed rationale that involved a whistleblower's name.
The question from Senator Paul concerned corruption.
In his own words, it "is about whether or not individuals who were...partisans conspired...to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings."

Remember that a partisan can be of any party. Naming corruption is not equivalent to taking sides. 
Or, to be more specific, asking a question that could lead to a revelation of corruption is not equivalent to taking sides, and this is important because we seem to live in an era where facts are impossible to articulate without a partisan barnacle attaching to the ship. 
So I went back a bit because one of the names you are not allowed to say on this platform is ____ who passed away years ago. 
Let's briefly go back to 2015. 
"Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia is not happy....In a fiery dissent Scalia lashed out at Chief Justice John Roberts for his key vote to save a provision of the Affordable Care Act." 
Let me be clear, I have friends and family who depend on what is known as "Obamacare" and this is NOT a comment on whether it was a good or a bad law. 
"This is the second time that Roberts has played a major role upholding Obama's healthcare law." 
"The case revolved around the interpretation of a phrase that stated that healthcare exchanges must be 'established by the State' in order to receive tax credits." 
"Scalia said that he was baffled that the majority of the justices could interpret this to mean that the federal government could give tax credits in states where exchanges weren't established by the state." (WERE NOT) 
"Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is 'established by the State." - Justice S. 
10/15/2016 - "Operatives Brag They "Scared Off" Chief Justice In Obamacare Ruling" 
I can't provide you that link due to restrictions on this platform. 
"it was pretty critical that the President threw the gauntlet down last time on the Court, warning them in the first case that it would politicize the role of the Court for them to rule against the ACA.....I honestly believe that was vital to scaring Roberts off." 
We have to have a neutral Supreme Court, one that is oblivious to any and all partisan influence, from ANY SIDE. 
Folks, I do still believe in due process.
Due process must be protected.
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By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.