Some disturbing discoveries surrounding the latest propornot.com fiasco
By Paul Craig Roberts [Full column here.]
Note: What Paul and others are taking on reminds me of the 1999 movie The Cider House Rules, starring Michael Caine, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, and Delroy Lindo. It is based on the book by John Irving. The message is that just because somebody, somewhere, without any connection to others’ real lives sets down a rule for others in writing—in the movie, a list of 12 ludicrous rules is posted to illiterate cider house workers, such as they have to go up to the roof to sleep—such silly, arbitrary rules are malicious and real people should ignore or defy them en masse.
Today, in Washington, particularly, legislators pass legislation or executives issue edicts that are completely antihuman. Based on a recent Washington Post column, the US House has passed a law that enables the federal government to shut down sites that it feels are Russian propaganda outlets. The WaPo PropOrNot list of 200 includes the Ron Paul Institute, Natural News, and PCR’s site! Is this a violation of fundamental First Principles’ law? You betcha. And qua Cider House Rules, we the people are going to ignore and defy all such tyrannical measures. [And they keep coming every day. It’s obvious that the Men of the Power Sickness are pulling out all the stops and behaving like dictators. They are at the end of their ropes, so let’s proceed quickly to hang them… from lamp posts.]