U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has passed the Senate as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation by establishing an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the U.S. government. To support these efforts, the bill also creates a grant program for NGOs, think tanks, civil society and other experts outside government who are engaged in counter-propaganda related work. This will better leverage existing expertise and empower local communities to defend themselves from foreign manipulation.Portman, a servant of Goldman, and Murphy, a servant of Soros, believe they're helping their evil bosses to accomplish their satanic purposes. Nope. This money will go to Soros NGOs ("civil society" is a Soros shibboleth) but the rest of the world already understands what Soros is, and has acquired the guts and strength to kick Satan OUT of their countries. The "civil society" NGOs will simply waste the money they receive from this idiocy, because they will be UNABLE TO DO EVIL. Just as "scientists" can't handle inevitability in genes and weather, politicians can't handle the inevitability of imperial collapse. Both sets of idiots believe that they can break Nature with "education" and "carbon sequestration" and "information". These particular idiots are missing every possible boat. They don't realize that our Empire has passed its pull date, they don't understand the Switchover, and above all they can't see that the rest of the world has ALREADY TURNED US OFF for infinitely good reasons. So their Information Offensive will only waste money. It will only hasten our collapse by censoring and punishing truthtellers, and by diverting money to Soros that could theoretically have served Americans. (Federal money wouldn't serve Americans anyway, but a sentence about wasting money has to say something like that.) Thanks, Ralph! = = = = = Later thought: What would happen if a politician actually COMPREHENDED the facts of Nature? How would a government act if it tried to RESONATE with Nature instead of acting on weird psychopathic delusions? Oh. That's easy. FDR. He understood how human beings actually function, understood what we need, understood real-value economics. He built hydroelectric dams and encouraged contour plowing, using gravity to advantage. He broke the delusions of stocks and finance.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.