'1984' Revisited—Reprised for Obvious Reasons

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-01 05:54

I've added 1984 to the books I'm currently reading or, as in this case, re-reading. I'm astonished anew at how prescient it was. (Also refreshing, after Dostoevsky and Hugo, to encounter a writer who just gets on with it.) I assume everyone here is acquainted with it, so every day will just add a direct quote without commentary. This one is apposite in light of today's demonstrations by mindless leftist thugs:

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WHO STOLE THE DREAM?

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2008-11-04 20:04
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13 years later... — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2021-01-12 03:19
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Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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"One of the most beautiful pieces in all of Western music" — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2021-01-10 06:28
Carreras Christmas! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-12-18 02:33
Better Than As Good As It Gets — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-12-13 09:11

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It's Been A Funny Old Day....

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2021-01-10 21:52

If you have been like me and watching events in America during the last couple of months with a sense of frustration and occasional anger - you're obviously not alone.

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Free Speech Is All that Matters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-15 03:35

My speech to Free Speech rally at Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand, July 14, 2018

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AG Bill Barr’s Betrayal

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2020-12-25 01:32

By Olivia Pierson
https://www.oliviapierson.org/...
First published on theBFD 17th December 2020

So Hunter Biden has now been subpoenaed over his dealings with dodgy Ukrainian oil company, Burisma, along with two dozen other entities, some Chinese, resulting in four separate investigations.

The potential president-elect, Joe Biden, continues to bark the scripted line: “I’m proud of my son!” whenever anyone dares to ask him about Hunter’s troubling record of lucrative, overseas business deals using little else but his father’s political status.

It has only just been confirmed for the first time this week that Hunter Biden has in fact been under investigation by the Justice Department for two years. Rudy Giuliani was right about him all along.

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Here Are the Traitors — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2021-01-10 06:51

Politics Playing Medicine ... Biggest Hoax Ever Perpetrated ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-11-20 03:52

A devastating denunciation of the Marxist Maskists, the Lockdown Lefties and the Woke-Fascist virtue-signalers, by someone who knows what he's talking about:

Edit: Pooooof!! Down the memory hole. What 1984 looks like.

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Just Shut Up and Obey! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-11-24 05:12
Woke-Fascist Police in Melbourne — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-11-20 04:24

"Turn that Bullshit Off!"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-11-19 07:50

Fifty years ago, at the age of 18, I was a music student at Victoria University (latterly notorious for its endorsement of the terrorist group Only Black Lives Matter).


www.LiveandLetLive.org

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-11-17 03:43

Hi Lindsay. My name is Marc J. Victor. I'm a criminal defense attorney in both Arizona and Hawaii. I'm also a longtime libertarian.


Woke-Fascist Mob Cancels Mario!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-10-20 03:09

https://wetheitalians.com/defa...

BY: Robert Petrone

Flags In South Philadelphia's Mario Lanza Park Bearing Image of The Tenor Were Replaced with an Image of a Bird. Attorney Robert Petrone reports this week, the flags in South Philadelphia's Mario Lanza Park bearing the esteemed Philadelphia tenor's face were replaced with flags with a cartoon bird on it.

Petrone wants to do something about it. "I propose the below letter be sent to Friends of Mario Lanza Park signed by whoever tells me to affix their name," he says. His email address is robertpetrone@yahoo.com. Here is the text of his letter.

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Will All Opera Now Be Cancelled? — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-10-21 04:43

The Inalienable Right to Blaspheme

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-09-05 05:09

Charlie Hebdo has courageously published those cartoons again, to mark the beginning of the trial in Paris this week of suspected accomplices and enablers of the main perpetrators of the atrocities who, mercifully, no longer pollute the planet. Astonishingly, the normally Wet Woke Macron has defended Charlie's right to do so. Would that New Zealand Woke-Fascists, hell-bent on criminalising criticism of Islam, emulated Macron instead:

"It's never the place of a president of the Republic to pass judgment on the editorial choice of a journalist or newsroom, never. Because we have freedom of the press. There is in France a freedom to blaspheme which is attached to the freedom of conscience. I am here to protect all these freedoms. In France, one can criticize a president, governors, blaspheme. We will all have a thought for the women and men who were cowardly shot because they drew, wrote, corrected, were there to help, to deliver."

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Islamo-Savage Mohammed .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-11-27 07:38
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Trigger Warning for Snowflakes: Ten More of the World's Slimmest Volumes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-09-15 06:20

1) My Credentials, by Dr. Greta Thunberg

2) Proof that Climate Change Is Person-Made, by E. C. Onatsi

3) Grappling Group-Think, by The [anti]-NZ Herald

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Here's a new one.... — by Mr_Lineberry on Fri, 2020-10-09 06:17
Hahahahaha!! — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2020-09-15 07:00

Who's On Board Then? Sign the Pledge! Most Potent Response to Christchurch Shooter!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2019-03-19 22:31

https://www.middleeastmonitor....

March 17, 2019 at 3:10 pm

The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on non-Muslim countries to ban Islamophobia, following the killing of dozens of people on a deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand.

“IUMS calls on non-Muslim countries to ban the spread of hatred against Islam and Muslims,” IUMS President Ahmed al-Raisouni said in a statement at the conclusion of a 2-day session held in Istanbul on Friday.

I have a better idea. Why don't all countries require all people—citizens, non-citizen residents or visitors—within their jurisdiction, as a prerequisite for being within their jurisdiction, to sign the following pledge:

"Just as I reserve the right to hold and express my opinions on any matter whatsoever, I promise to respect the right of all others to do the same. I renounce unreservedly the use of coercion and violence in the promotion of my opinions."

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Liberate — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2019-03-30 12:02
More Muslims on Free Speech — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-03-30 05:51

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Tue, 2016-07-12 09:59

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

I've just posted the following item about Linz's updated edition of The One Tenor on my website, Mario Lanza, Tenor (http://www.mariolanzatenor.com...):

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Screenbound doco available free — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-03-11 06:20
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To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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Criminalising Hate Speech - an Affront to Our Natural Liberties

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2020-12-17 00:50

By Olivia Pierson
https://www.oliviapierson.org/...

Nothing is more uninspiring for a writer like myself to turn my attention on than the current administration of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. But, for the sake of highlighting an issue of wide-reaching impact on our nation’s future, I’ll momentarily hold my nose to articulate the sheer depth of this mentally underdeveloped girl’s ignorant stupidity.

As Ardern seeks to criminalise all criticism of the religion of Islam by shamelessly using the Royal Commission Inquiry into the Christchurch Mosque shootings of March 2019, people would do well to see past her sincerely insincere, flakey platitudes.

Ardern and her woefully woke, radical government are bringing much harm to this land of ours.

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US Supreme Court will not take up the Appeal from Pennsylvania

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Tue, 2020-12-08 22:50

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news...

Is it over for the rule of law in the USA? Does the Constitutional Republic start ending here?

The procedural laches (timeliness) argument has prevailed rather than the substantive merits argument.

It means the appellants have no remedy. They are boxed in. They could not bring the case beforehand because PA law requires locus standi to be based on harm actually suffered. The harm did not occur until on and after the election.

Our English form of law, which the US inherited, struggled over centuries to free itself from dogmas of the procedural form so as to do substantive justice.

But the constitutional breaches and the fundamental invalidity- e.g. the PA Supreme Court's legislating when only the PA legislature had the plenary power to do so in election matters- remain unresolved. Montesquieu's checks and balances seemingly and prima facie have given way.

The nine wise men and women in Black Robes may have unwittingly undermined the institution of the Court as a Constitutional Supreme Court, which may well under a Biden Presidency be packed and become a tool and dependent wing of the executive government.


James O'Keefe exposes CNN's extreme bias

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Submitted by Bruno on Wed, 2020-12-02 12:16

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas, has obtained recordings of CNN's morning briefings with its top "heads."

#CNNTapes Reveal Network’s Bias Against President Trump, Tucker Carlson … ‘He [Trump] is Acting Erratically, and I Think We Need to Lean into That’ … ‘You Have to Talk About The Naked Racism of Tucker Carlson…White Supremacy Hour They Have on Fox News' 

It reads like a secret meeting between Bwook, Ghated, Koke, and Sowos.

Link to full story below:

https://www.projectveritas.com...

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Sidney Powell, the Kraken and the CIA

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2020-12-02 04:04

By Olivia Pierson
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The United States election saga continues to heat up with Sidney Powell now unleashed from the official Trump campaign legal team to go after Dominion voting machine fraud. Powell claims she has evidence to prove that millions of votes were intentionally flipped from Trump to Biden on election night throughout all States, but especially those in the battlegrounds.

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He is nothing short of a miracle... — by Olivia on Thu, 2020-12-03 21:14
Isn't It Extraordinary? — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-12-03 07:47

Election Integrity Hearing in Arizona Yesterday

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2020-12-01 01:56

The testimony on display here in Arizona is, once again, staggering in what it says about election fraud in this “election." Remember Fox News called Arizona prematurely (and first) for Biden.

The moral courage of Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis is commendable!

Full hearing:

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CNN's War on free speech: All differing speech is "disinformation"

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Mon, 2020-11-30 20:58

CNN continue its war on free speech galvanised by a possible Biden White House.

Professor Turley's Blog has this post:

Like many anti-free speech advocates, Darcy simply labels those with opposing views as spreading “disinformation” and demands that they be labelled or barred from social media. In a recent newsletter, Darcy calls for every tweet by Trump to be labelled as disinformation while asking “and why stop there?” Precisely. Once you cross the Rubicon of speech regulation, there is little reason or inclination to stop.


The Kafkaesque Culture Setting Flicks ON!

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2020-11-25 04:04

By Olivia Pierson
https://www.oliviapierson.org/...

What we’re currently witnessing in the media is the raw stuff of dystopian nightmares – only, it’s real.

In the last two weeks alone we’ve seen a tsunami of social media censorship. Any story about allegations of voter fraud in the recent U.S election are automatically flagged with a warning label and a clickable link diverting viewers through to an “official” explanation of the topic. Hence Twitter’s flag reads:

“This claim about election fraud is disputed.”

The link then lands you on a headline reading:

“Voter fraud of any kind is exceedingly rare in the US, election experts confirm.”

This biased and coordinated assault against one side of an important narrative is ubiquitous on Twitter – and Facebook. 340 million people use Twitter; 2.60 billion people use Facebook. That’s quite some worldwide reach.

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Excellent Exegesis of Contemporary Voter Fraud — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2020-11-30 06:18
Brilliant by Lady Olivia; Brilliant by P. F. Whalen — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-11-29 04:25
Cruz's "cross examination" of Dorsey — by Graham Hill on Wed, 2020-11-25 23:17

The "Free fall" of the Rule of Law: The American Declension to Fascism

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Tue, 2020-11-24 20:17

The late literary critic Harold Bloom in an interview said that US Democracy was dying and that the US was falling to being ruled by Plutocrats [big tech and big corporations]; Oligarchs and Theocrats. As friends of democracy and liberty, these three are not. The present election t sees all three at play. MSM in the USA seems to think it is an activist part of the state's functioning apparatus.


"Get rid of the lawyers. No lawyers, no cases, no Trump."

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Mon, 2020-11-16 19:43

Over the weekend:

1. Biden supporters attacked and harassed Trump supporters in Washington DC;

2. Obama, as reported on Breitbart, announced that Trump was like a Dictator- which is rich coming from a man who weaponised departments of state for political reasons; whose excessive use Executives Orders- the famous "I have a pen and phone" is well-known and whose second term denigrated Americans who did not think like him and brought into play divisive identity politics.

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Pennsylvania- Potential stuffing the tail election fraud — by Graham Hill on Thu, 2020-11-19 18:20

Comrade Herr Hartwich and the Anti-NZ Initiative

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-11-14 06:46

There's not much of New Zealand in NZ Initiative. Its staff are mostly imported, and its Executive Director, Oliver Hartwich, is German; his English remains, in spite of my best efforts, unintelligibly, robotically Germanic in the manner of a John Cleese spoof. Ordinarily, as a libertarian, I wouldn't be bothered by any of this, and would regard it as part of life's rich tapestry; in this instance, however, I am more than bothered: Herr Hartwich and NZ Initiative are pursuing a Sorosian globalist agenda that couldn't be more anti-liberty if it tried to be.


And Right on Cue, the Democrats Have Cheated

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2020-11-13 22:33

By Olivia Pierson
https://www.oliviapierson.org/...

Back in July, I wrote a piece titled “As Surely as Night Follows Day, the Democrats Will Try to Cheat” Donald Trump out of the 2020 election. We are now watching this unfold – but even I could not have guessed how open and brazen that cheating would be.

I wrote:

On top of this chicanery, while milking that almighty catch-all excuse of the current COVID pandemic, Democrats are trying to force all 50 states to swiftly legislate for en-masse mail-in ballots instead of the usual face-to-face voting at a booth.

Mail-ins are notoriously prone to error in the form of voter pressure from friends and family members, unverifiable identities and time delays in the postal system. Then there’s the practice of ballot harvesting, where one person drops off hundreds of collected ballots at a time for the count, rather than only an officially designated person acting for the voter. In many states this practice is illegal, since it opens the door to fraud and coercion, as well as delaying accurate election results on the night.

Democrats have proved themselves to be so deranged about all things Trump – and so desperate in their dirty tactics to win at any cost, as surely as night follows day, they will cheat.

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Woke-Fascist Faux News Tanks in the Ratings

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-11-13 07:26

Has to bring in a "crisis management team." Aaaaahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa! That term itself is straight out of Orwell and Human Resources.


AOC - "Skull and Cross Bone Civility" drilled by Joanathan Turley

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Wed, 2020-11-11 19:30

The Lincoln Project is an anti Trumper organisation and is targetting Trump's lawyers. Many are acting pro bono to assist in putting the evidence together.


Orange the Magnificent Does What He Always Does!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-11-10 08:26

It's reassuring to see Orange the Magnificent, aka Orange Man Bad, fighting back. For a brief period it seemed as though he'd been cowed. Possibly he'd been gob-smacked by Fox's betrayal as much as the rest of us had been. Fox took its lead from the weasel Wallace, who took the lead in declaring Arizona for Joe China.

It's also reassuring, and unsurprising, to see Orange's 72 million voters not doing what Woke-Fascist Biden-voting Dem-Scum do: riot, loot, burn and kill. Orange-men and -women do not do those things. Woke-Fascists do.

Let's just remind ourselves: this latest coup, via hundreds of thousands of ballots for Biden only—not possible!—dropped off at 4 am in swing states, with supervision disallowed, is just that: a coup. It is treason. Occasional Cortex and Evil Edgy-Butt want retribution against those who draw attention to it, and against those who have supported Orange in the past! Edge and Occasional, and the Woke-Fascist sub-humans from The Swamp who support them, are the real fascists here.

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That Occasional Cortex thing... — by Olivia on Wed, 2020-11-11 02:57
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