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Sep 22, 2023·edited Sep 22, 2023

Man, they must have been prepping to go after Russell Brand for some time. Seems like it was a multi-year Intel Op probably led by Britain with US Intel collaboration . Probably cost the British taxpayers millions for them to put together - with this obviously coordinated campaign against him. And it's the usual playbook - similar to what they used against Assange. My guess, it's probably related to the ongoing slaughter of 100s of thousands of human beings in Ukraine, that Russell routinely spoke out against. The money must have also come from the merchants of death industry - who recently announced they are making a killing on profits from the Ukraine slaughter grounds.

Doesn't seem like anyone is safe on the Internet anymore. Hell, no one is safe if they really want to get rid of you - they just gotta come up with some bogus reason. Say ... the need for State security - they need to ruin someone's life for the good of queen and country. Seems like any semblance of social cohesion and good will is being completely destroyed by those in power. It's now just brute force and lies ... and you're guilty without any due process.

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There are so many similarities with Assange, the recording of women in consensual relationships asking for HIV tests because of unprotected sex with men in the public eye. That this information is available to the MSM who are then allowed to contact these women is of concern, but there will be similar records for many people. https://www.republik.ch/2020/01/31/nils-melzer-about-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange

No one is interested in the truth of the allegations nor allowing a fair trail, only in silencing and punishing those publishing or speaking out unpleasant truths about the US and its lapdog the UK.

Brand was up to 6.6 million subscribers, regularly calling out big Pharma, the lockdowns, the cronyism, the hypocrisy,the military industrial complex and of course the proxy war. He was also a vocal and active supporter of Assange. The order went out 'Bring Brand down, now!'.

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People should refrain from clicking and reading and rewarding the owned media that is an enemy to the people. Brand was smart to base his digital roots in Rumble, and this fascist deplatforming at the request of a British MP, will serve to take users away from the spineless YouTube, and push them to Rumble.com. So be it.

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Wait a second, spineless YouTube?

You think they act this way because they are independent and afraid ? As part of google and alphabet they are part of the US machine, youtube is not innocent in any of this with my guess being that it was specifically involved in the planning of it.

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I know that YouTube is Google, but it presents itself as open and free if users don’t subscribe. The decision to abide by the fascist dictat to ban Brand, could have been disobeyed, and it might have triggered someone’s termination, and THAT would draw further negative attention to the real function of the widely used surveillance program.

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He may be on Rumble, but he likely will find it difficult to replace the One Million Pounds in income he was getting on Youtube. Sad.

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Russell’s so transparently honest in his Quest to help others relieve the pain of Addictions, all they had to do was read his book ~ and throw around as much of DCs MagicMoney, from their DoD MoneyLaundry, as they can get away with.

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Sorry to point this out but it was never safe on the internet, ultimately the internet, its protocols, devices and proliferation are a product of the US military machine

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Product of RAND Corp military research on propaganda and communication.

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They are about to escalate the tactics in war since they have failed. So need to eliminate critics and dissidents.

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Very well stated!

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spatially politicians who are full of lesser value complexes in their youth, European inbreeds are "fantastic" at that, SS, STASI, CIA, FBI and KGB - In December 1917, Lenin named Dzerzhinsky head of the newly established All-Russian-LIE, CCCP Extraordinary Commission ( Cheka), tasking him with the suppression of counter-revolutionary activities in Soviet Russia. KGB 100% eu inbred!

Nationality: Polish NOT RUSSIAN!

Political party: VKP(b) (from 1917)

...basically all "state" protection agencies... and on and on ...... .they enslave 3 continents...N. America EU and Australia !.. they try with China and Russia India too and we see results!...

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Listen to the Okinawans! It's their home and their lives at risk. So glad to see a "mouse that roared" at the bully lion, the US War Machine. Keep it up! If every country that has been forced to house a US military base complained, boycotted, striked, and didn't let up, the world would be a safer and happier place.

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HYPOTHETICAL: Human nature being what it is, do you not think that another empire would just be spread around the globe had the US not done it? There seems to always have been empires, the US the most mobile (due to empowering technology) so far.

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i don't think imperialism is genetic. 'human nature' probably is mostly 'nurture', i suspect. take a look at how tame and short sighted we're 'educated'.

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Even stupid is not entirely genetic.

Imperialism is the unrestrained result of the natural tendency of humans to care more for self than others. To wit, two year olds know MINE, MINE and MINE.  If a little bit of concern for others is not nurtured into them, they grow up saying, "what's mine is mine, what's yours is mine, and everything else I did not work to produce is mine."  Does that not sound like the attitude that dominates imperialists?

[And people who vote to take yours and make it theirs?]

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yes, it is taught from day one in empire. i think especially very rich people are concerned about the vote to take theirs, even to the point that they would prop up a caste of servants with a sense of achievement and some crumbs of their cake.

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What are you talking about?

What is the antecedent of "it" in your first sentence?

Do you speak of the productive rich who invent a better mousetrap or the paper- shuffling rich?

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Tamaki is the lonely voice of dissent against war and imperialism. For taking the side of Okinawans a former Japanese prime minister (Hatoyama) was forced to resign by his US overlords. Okinawans do not wish their island to become another staging ground for the planned war against China for a good reason. Their people were decimated in the last conflict in 1945 and they have a right to keep their island free from a US military base.

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Outstanding post!

Thank you so much for bringing up this topic.

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THE AL-QAEDA USA THAT DESTROYED THE BAMYAN OF OKINAWA

[How one colonizer, Japan, proceeded to birth another colonizer, USA, that in its turn destroyed not only history but killed the identity of a people they lorded over.]

If China were compelled to retake Taiwan by military force on account the US declares Taiwan's independence, one of the first military bases we'd hit and turn into ash within two hours would be the its Okinawa bases. It's for this, same reason -- that is, China's unwillingness to obliterate Okinawa and Taiwan (same reason Russia won't exterminate Ukraine) -- that US politician-stooges in Taiwan find the gumption to push the envelope. But, they also know China will not surrender to the white man a single inch of Chinese property (unlike 1841, 1859-1860, 1895-1900 and 1931-1945). Push comes to shove, we rather inherit ashes then repeat a history and live as slaves in our own land under US power, unlike Japanese.

Back to Okinawa. Its history now seems lost or non-existent to White people and their Anglophile underlings. For all of them that history, if any, began in 1945, earliest still was 1895 when Japan sailed from Okinawa to seize Taiwan then went the opposite, northerly direction to capture the Liaodong peninsula from Russia. Meanwhile, the Germans took Qingdao, UK/US took Shanghai and Beijing, and so on.

One reason that western propaganda succeeds so well at home but not in, say, Asia is that world history is presumed to have been written by only the White man. If not written or read in English, then the White man presumes nothing of the sort exist.

But, ask yourself, from where had terms as Malacca (from manlajia 满剌加) and Cambodia (from zhanpo 占婆, latinized Champa/Kampuchea) come?

Because the Chinese were far ahead of any Asian nation (indeed the world, beating even the Greeks) in having a formal writing system, ink and paper to go with it, all Asian history had some Chinese record. Better yet, these records were not written years or decades after the fact. Instead, they were penned (then stored) daily as events unfolded because such was the demand of court etiquette and rules, all held together formally under a ministry called Ministry of Rites since Zhou era (1027 BCE-221 BCE).

There were practical reasons to write things down. One, these daily records provided evidence of precedence: "So and so ruler in the Qin dynasty did such and such a thing, why not me?" Two, an oral proclamation does not become an edict, then morphed into law, until and unless that oral pronouncement is provided in black and white then given a stamp seal. Third reason, to prevent backtracking and corruption: Such and such a ruler visited from Java or a Persian state, bringing with him gold ornaments etc. These collections must be itemized and values annotated. The reasoning is this: "We Chinese, as a bigger, richer state, ought to surpass those gifts. That, or we'd have to hang our heads in shame."

Hence, if you were to visit the Beijing National Archives, among dozen others, you'd find two of the most extensive historical accounts in their original, two encyclopedia volume sets of the Hanshu 漢書, one the Shiji 史記 and then the Ming Shilu. They are extensive for the reason the Han (206 BCE-220 CE) and Ming (1368-1644) eras were two of the longest unbroken governments or reigns.

In the Ming Shilu 明實錄 are extensive accounts of Okinawa from Year 1. (See, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shilu, https://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/) But such historical text don't just give an account of events of the day. In writing them down the Chinese especially gave other peoples a national identity and, therefore, statehood -- and this is more than 1,500 years before Westphalia.

For East Asian identities, Malay and so on, to be provided so early on is more than mere historical interest. It especially provided continuity that’s also an essence of the Chinese statehood.

What, for example, was Cambodia life like 1,000 years ago? For the answer, go to the Chinese archives. Therein is found a slim volume, given today's title as 真臘風土記 zhēnlà fēngtǔ jì (also translated as A Record of Angkor: Land and Its People), written by a visiting 1296-97 Ming envoy Zhou Daguan. Recall, that as an official, it was a part of his duties to record what he saw and experienced. That's what he did. Whether or not it's read, nobody cares.

This never-ending writing and filing provided, thus, the world's only written account of Cambodian life at the time. Same thing in Malaysia, written 1436 by Fei Xin, an Arab translator for admiral Zheng He. In its original draft, as a diary entry, it was nicely titled Starry Night from a Bamboo Raft 星槎勝覽 wherein he wrote observing the comings and goings of the villages in stilts, the massive 32,000-strong Chinese fleet parked in the background.

Want to know about the Buddha statutes of Afghanistan's Bamyan only years after construction finished? The Chinese have that description, written by a Tang envoy Xuan Zang (c.602-664) who walked, but sometimes riding camels and donkeys, from the Tang capital Chang'an, passed Pakistan and onward to present day India, Nepal and Bangladesh. "Next morning wandering out of the inn, my eyes caught the flash of sunlight, reflected from the gold emblazoned in the Buddha statute carved into the mountain." Xuan wrote of millet, pomegranates, water melons, cashew nuts and those sweet, glorious persimmons, all in abundance in the markets, then given to him on orders of the ruler in quantities far more than he could carry onward to Pakistan.

But the Afghans today...?

For all the above reasons, we laugh at US efforts to break Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia from China. Their relationship bonds go back a thousand years when white people were still living in caves, but today trying to teach us Asians about power politics and allegiance? On what basis and by what right America claims power over us? It has more money?

If all this seems like a digression from Okinawa, it is not. Take the above cases and examples then apply them to Okinawa and you've, to begin with first and foremost, records in China of an Okinawan identity that isn't Japanese.

The first official account of Okinawa appeared during the Sui government (581-618), followed by the Tang (618-907), then most extensive of all in the Ming Shilu because trade relations like relations between SEA and China were at their height. There was nothing called Okinawa; it's purely a Japanese name. Instead, that island and nearby ones written about, first in 605 CE, were collectively an island archipelago chain than ran from the southern tip of Kyushu to next door Taiwan.

By the time of Ming Shilu the original name remained and who the "Okinawans" still recognised today as 流求 Liu Qiu, latinized Ryūkyū, after the local bird specie, the Ryukyu robin (or Larvivora komadori). A 1392 entry recorded a delegation of Ming bureaucrats and scholar-officials sent from the court to the main island called today Okinawa. We only know why the delegation made the trip years later when a 1429 entry, mentioned one ruler Sho Hashi 尚巴志. He had united the three main tribes, built a palace, and adopted the Chinese governance system then visited Beijing!

After WWII, whether or not nations were reverted back to their histories were up to the White man to decide. All Southeast Asia were returned to their former colonizers. But Okinawa's colonizer was Japan. So the US took over Japan's role to become its new colonizer, sequestering Okinawa as a base.

The moral of this long, meandering tale: White man! Get the fuck out of our lands!

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Extraordinary bit of history! Thank you.

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Essay version updated with text corrections, please see: https://cloudwoods1.substack.com/p/the-al-qaeda-usa-that-destroyed-the

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We Chinese have been hesitant to say this, but with Okinawans saying it openly at the UN then let this be said...

Okinawa doesn't belong to Japan, therefore, it was never up to Japan to lease it to US military post WWII. In the essay are historical, textual evidences to that effect. https://cloudwoods1.substack.com/p/the-al-qaeda-usa-that-destroyed-the

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The consequences of entering into any form of alliance with the US has severe consequences for the sovereignty of any nation, from that moment on they're only allowed to function as a obedient servant without a will of their own.

The initial reason why the US is in Japan is long gone, however replaced by another program that requires the US to assume full spectrum dominance over the entire world...and beyond.

Okinawa poses no threat to the US, it's more the other way round, by building and maintaining US bases in Japan, Okinawa and Japan qualify as a potential target since the US military activity on the island is nothing more than the US empire's forward staging post to attack China.

Indigenous Okinawans are opposed to colonization by both the Japanse and now the US

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The USA financed the terrorists who infiltrated into Xinjiang. These groups would not have existed without funding from the US Oligarchy.

People need to follow Pepe Escobar a bit more closely.

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Well said, John.

I note that Uyghur islamic terror was also a very well organised homegrown movement in Xinjiang, before the Americans became involved.

It's astonishing how ignorant / propagandists people are about Uyghur islamic terrorism not just inside, but outside China as well.

Between 2007 - 2014 they were the most extreme and violent islamic terror group on the planet. Just my opinion but they were worse than ISIS - not just in terms of radicalism/ideology, but in their killing methods (eg their attack in Kunming in 2013).

China was the epicentre of their activity, and their HQ was Xinjiang. Their attacks made it to Beijing. People can call the Chinese response whatever they want, I don't really care, but they dealt with this internal threat very effectively.

BTW, Islam is still a very popular religion in China (esp Xianjiang), as is Orthodox Christianity (Harbin) and other religions. Again, people need to go to China to understand how many lies the Americans have been telling about China, the Chinese and their system.

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China's actions in Xianjing are the same as the Russians in Chechnya - i.e. dealing with what they saw as extremist Muslim terrorism. They dealt harshly, which the USA also does - some might say more harshly. The difference being that in Russia and China the business was their own internal security problem, as opposed to the US action which is war - invasion and destruction - on foreign soil.

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No war but the class war.

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Japan and South Korea (and Germany) are occupied nations that deserve to be set free from the criminal Oligarchy of the USA.

Americans need to recognize that they are being played for dupes while the Oligarchy enslaves them.

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There would be no drug trade in Mexico, were it not for Americans' insatiable appetite for drugs.

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Strike NO, insert DIMINISHED.

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The opioids crisis? The one which was deliberately created by the pharma companies and the FDA? That one?

I had a good friend die from an overdose of opioids prescribed by a doctor I lived with due to gross negligence. Heard it straight from the horse doctors mouth. Misdiagnosed a punctured lung for over a year from a motorcycle accident. Guess they found it during the autopsy. The doctor is psychiatrist specializing in addiction treatment with a GP practice. He got off with a pat on the back and told not to feel bad about it. Poor thing. RX opioids are good for business though - keep em coming back for more. Now I'm living with 2 more opium addicts. Neither one actually need them but opium does make you incredibly stupid and irrational. Almost functional, just how the government likes you, stupid and compliant. Now we have John Hopkins "researching" psylocibin as a "cure" for depression, PTSD and anxiety. Think of the money to be made! And we'll have a happy well adjusted society unable to think for themselves. It appears from the initial research that psylocibin makes a person more susceptible to suggestions. Like propaganda maybe? The "legal" drugs are just as dangerous as the illegal ones. The FDA clearly didn't do it's job in analysis of the pharma companies claim the opioids weren't addictive. And no one is held accountable. Well, maybe the Mexicans and the Chinese. And while we're at it let's legalize cannabis. It would be a shame to let all the research from MK ULTRA go to waste.

We've come a long way from the Brits using grog to keep the crew under control. So let's turn the country into one big opium den. Everyone can be happily oppressed and enslaved. Nothing to be concerned about.....

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hm, brits and opium wars seemed a more obvious reference than grog. in the hands of empire everything turns into a weapon or commodity. peoples and cultures often 'managed' the substances quite well.

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Thank you Caitlin🙏

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Always spot on!

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Okinawans are not "Japanese" racially/culturally, and are most typically sacrificed for the "real Japanese" on the main islands. This is still the case.

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“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.” Otto von Bismarck...I would add: fishing and sex.....spatially politicians who are full of complexes of lesser value in their youth!

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