Monday 1st of March 2021

full of good intentions...

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President Biden’s state of health will not allow him to govern. Already a group of activists are preparing his decisions. Quite far from his electoral programme, he has signed decrees representing a "woke" culture that distances him from the majority of his fellow citizens. However, nothing can be done about it, the extreme-left groups have already demonstrated against him. The United States is sinking into division.

 

Joe Biden Imperator


by Thierry Meyssan


President Biden’s inauguration speech on January 20, 2021 was full of good intentions, but does not contradict the facts as much as it does itself [1].


It was an ode to democracy and a call for national unity.


Yet to accuse his predecessor and the voters of his predecessor of being opposed to democracy was grotesque coming from a man elected by undemocratic suffrage. It should be remembered that the count was conducted in many places behind closed doors, without spectators or observers, as in a dictatorship. In passing, the silence of "democratic" states is extremely shocking.


Moreover, there was something surreal about calling for national unity in front of a privileged quarter of the population, under the protection of 25,000 armed men.


As for the rest of the speech, it was an announcement of the return of imperialism and its justification by US exceptionalism. President Biden said, "We are a great nation. We are good" (...) "We can achieve racial justice and make America once again the greatest force for good in the world" (sic). Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Yemenis and Lebanese will appreciate that.


All this is not new, but the nightmare of imperialism was thought to be over.


What Joe Biden has already done


Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (78) entered politics more than half a century ago. He has served seven terms as a senator (1973 to 2009) and two terms as vice president (2009-2017).


As an elected official from Delaware, he participated in the United States’ operations against tax havens that they do not control. The aim was to force the holders of capital to transfer it to what has become the world’s largest tax haven: Delaware.


During all his mandates, he has mainly defended the interests of the Pentagon. 

- During the wars in Yugoslavia, he campaigned for the arming of Bosnian Muslims and supported the action of Osama bin Laden’s Arab Legion as well as that of Saudi and Iranian troops [2]. With his friend Republican Senator John McCain, he pushed President Bill Clinton to intervene in Kosovo. 

- During the war in Afghanistan, he was the first politician to go there to support Afghan-American President Hamid Karzai. 

- He promoted the idea of a war against Iraq and the assassination of President Saddam Hussein. He later gave his name to a plan to break Iraq into three separate confessional countries in line with the Rumsfeld/Cebrowski strategy. 

- When he became Vice-President, he participated in the intoxication of the UN Human Rights Commission on the situation in Libya and thus justified the destruction of this country. He also took part in the propaganda against Syria and supported the jihadists. However, after the Russian intervention, when the White House tried to withdraw its entire package from that country, he rejected responsibility for the crimes committed against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, before retracting his statement.


Jo Biden is also a big supporter of Hollywood. He has been personally responsible for shutting down pirate upload sites like Megaupload and arresting their creators in order to preserve the royalties of the big studios.


Joe Biden’s state of health does not allow him to govern


Everyone knows that the President of the United States is senile. During his election campaign, he repeatedly confused people and places and even promoted the initiatives of his son, who died five years ago. So he should not exercise power himself. For the time being, his chief of staff, Ron Klain, will decide for him. Eventually, Congress could quickly recognize the president’s inability to exercise his office and transfer his power to his vice-president, Kamala Harris.


In the current period, Ron Klain is a pure defender of the interests of TNCs to make profit in China. His wife, Monica Medina, is an environmentalist. She was employed by the Wharton family, owners of the Wallmart retailer; global billionaires who make their fortunes from offshoring to China.


Joe Biden’s first steps


The White House website is announcing the new president’s six priorities: 

- 1. Climate (i.e. a clean energy revolution); 

- 2. Racial equity (especially not equality); 

- 3. The economy (i.e. to return to the pre-Covid-19 situation); 

- 4. Health (it aims to simplify the health system and reduce its costs); 

- 5. Immigration (to facilitate it); 

- 6. Restoring America’s overall standing.


A cascade of texts was published on the day of the inauguration. They only very partially illustrate this programme and were written by personalities from the far left of the party (assuming that the word far left has any meaning today).


The first presidential proclamation was to make the day of his inauguration a day of unity [3]. Invoking St. Francis of Assisi, as he had invoked St. Augustine in his speech, he asserted that democracy prevailed (referring to Donald Trump’s "deplorable" voters who respect nothing) and calls on every American to write the next chapter.


Then President Biden announced his intention to reinstate the Paris Climate Accord [4]. Contrary to what the media have portrayed it as, in fact, a return to the system of financial compensation for greenhouse gas emission rights; a system that will benefit only the owners of the Chicago Stock Exchange and is unlikely to have any effect on the climate [5].


The first decree will have been to advance racial "equity" [6]. Racial equality would imply that all humans are equal and that, therefore, races do not exist. On the contrary, President Biden believes that humanity is divided into distinct races and that each race should be given equal equity, regardless of the size of its population. This is an anti-democratic position, typical of Neo-puritan thinking. As Joe Biden has a long history of racist jokes (including against Barack Obama), this decree is supposed to make people forget them.


The second proclamation was to end "discriminatory" entry bans in the US [7]. President Trump had banned nationals from states whose embassies could not verify whether or not they were jihadis. As it turned out, Mr. Biden and his friends had devastated the broader Middle East, and the countries concerned all had large Muslim populations. So the new President considered that this security measure discriminated against Muslims.


A second decree makes the wearing of surgical masks mandatory in all federal administrations [8]. President Biden intends to implement all scientific recommendations regarding Covid-19. He declared that he was protecting his officials by making the mask mandatory. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had just completed a review of the global medical literature on the subject to evaluate the use of masks. It concluded that masks were not useful in everyday life, but could reduce the epidemic at gatherings of people singing or shouting together (sports matches, concerts or religious ceremonies). The CDC, obedient, immediately aligned its scientific recommendations with the presidential speech.


The third decree revised immigration policy [9]. In accordance with the "awakened" (woke) ideology, it is a question of stopping the construction of the wall at the Mexican border and organising the arrival of South American migrants. A column of tens of thousands of Hondurans immediately set off towards the "country of freedom".


The following decree modifies the census rules [10]. Indeed, President Trump had excluded illegal immigrants. However, according to the text of the decree itself, by counting illegal immigrants, one can hope to increase the number of members of parliament attributed to federal states that are favourable to immigration. It is quite rare that this is done publicly in an electoral sham.


A letter addressed to the UN Secretary General informs him of the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization [11]. Again, President Trump had chosen to withdraw because the organisation had moved from dependence on the US CDC to dependence on China. In the absence of any new evidence, President Biden’s retraction is purely ideological.


What follows is similar to this decision, which aims to allow everyone to choose their gender, regardless of their sex [12]. Thus, the "correspondence" section (Contact us) of the White House website asks to specify one’s gender: masculine, feminine, neutral or other. The new provisions will also allow each athlete to choose whether he or she wishes to compete in male or female events.


It is possible that these texts have no other purpose than to satisfy certain voters or that they were written by a neo-Puritan coterie, but it is also possible that they indicate the direction chosen by President Biden. This is all the more surprising given that President Trump has left office and is now being ignored by the Republican Party. There was no reason to knock a man down and provoke his voters. It is all the more awkward since this childish attitude against everything his predecessor did in no way calms the far left of the Democratic Party. One expected trumper demonstrations on the inauguration day, there were none. However, the next day it was the Antifas who caused riots in several large cities, to the cry of "Fuck Trump! Fuck Biden! ».


In effect, President Biden is fuelling division and is in turn marching towards civil war.


Thierry Meyssan

 

Read more:

https://www.voltairenet.org/article212053.html

AI weapons won't fuck up as much as joe could...

 

US has 'moral imperative' to develop AI weapons, says panel


Draft Congress report claims AI will make fewer mistakes than humans and lead to reduced casualties


The US should not agree to ban the use or development of autonomous weapons powered by artificial intelligence (AI) software, a government-appointed panel has said in a draft report for Congress.

The panel, led by former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, on Tuesday concluded two days of public discussion about how the world’s biggest military power should consider AI for national security and technological advancement.

Its vice-chairman, Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defense, said autonomous weapons are expected to make fewer mistakes than humans do in battle, leading to reduced casualties or skirmishes caused by target misidentification.

“It is a moral imperative to at least pursue this hypothesis,” he said.

The discussion waded into a controversial frontier of human rights and warfare. For about eight years, a coalition of non-governmental organisations has pushed for a treaty banning “killer robots”, saying human control is necessary to judge attacks’ proportionality and assign blame for war crimes. Thirty countries including Brazil and Pakistan want a ban, according to the coalition’s website, and a UN body has held meetings on the systems since at least 2014.

Its vice-chairman, Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defense, said autonomous weapons are expected to make fewer mistakes than humans do in battle, leading to reduced casualties or skirmishes caused by target misidentification.

“It is a moral imperative to at least pursue this hypothesis,” he said.

The discussion waded into a controversial frontier of human rights and warfare. For about eight years, a coalition of non-governmental organisations has pushed for a treaty banning “killer robots”, saying human control is necessary to judge attacks’ proportionality and assign blame for war crimes. Thirty countries including Brazil and Pakistan want a ban, according to the coalition’s website, and a UN body has held meetings on the systems since at least 2014.

While autonomous weapon capabilities are decades old, concern has mounted with the development of AI to power such systems, along with research finding biases in AI and examples of the software’s abuse.

The US panel, called the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, in meetings this week acknowledged the risks of autonomous weapons. A member from Microsoft for instance warned of pressure to build machines that react quickly, which could escalate conflicts.

The panel only wants humans to make decisions on launching nuclear warheads.

Still, the panel prefers anti-proliferation work to a treaty banning the systems, which it said would be against US interests and difficult to enforce.

Mary Wareham, coordinator of the eight-year Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, said the commission’s “focus on the need to compete with similar investments made by China and Russia … only serves to encourage arms races.”

Beyond AI-powered weapons, the panel’s lengthy report recommended use of AI by intelligence agencies to streamline data gathering and review; $32bn (£23.3bn) in annual federal funding for AI research; and new bodies including a digital corps modelled after the army’s Medical Corps and a technology competitiveness council chaired by the US vice-president.

The commission is due to submit its final report to Congress in March, but the recommendations are not binding.

 

 

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jan/26/us-has-moral-imperative-to-develop-ai-weapons-says-panel

 

 

Meanwhile at Biden Central:

 

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When it came to Biden, however, the media's groveling praise—for the man who represents the "power" to which they are supposed to "speak truth"—was egregious.

CNN political director David Chalian described the lights surrounding the reflecting pool on the National Mall as "extensions of Joe Biden's arms embracing America." Jake Tapper applauded the Bidens for conducting themselves "with the grace and class we have come to expect from them." Van Jones praised "the resurrection, the renewal, the restoration of [the] White House as a citadel of democracy and civility and decency."

The last person to receive such a glowing reception, Barack Obama, attended the inauguration with his well-dressed wife and posted a tweet congratulating his former running mate. They hugged after the speech.

Of course, Biden wouldn't be president if he had taken Obama's advice. The former president reportedly warned Democrats during the 2020 primary not to "underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up."

Let the healing begin.

 

Read more:

https://freebeacon.com/politics/joe-biden-inaugural-address/

 

choose your category, male or female...

 

The witch hunt started in the United States as the most ideological measures adopted by the neo-Puritans within the Biden administration are rejected by public opinion.


Only 45% of US citizens approve of halting wall construction along the Mexican border. While only 42% are in favour of receiving immigrants from those Muslim countries where US embassies do not have an appropriate vetting process [1].


International Olympic Committee members are baffled over President Biden’s decision to allow each athlete to choose the category, male or female, in which he or she intends to compete. Some are even considering setting testosterone thresholds for female competitors.


Several hundred people, sitting on the 42 Pentagon advisory committees, have been asked to resign or they will be fired before the end of the month. Most of them were appointed during the last two months of the Trump administration. This is the largest purge in the history of the Pentagon, including at the height of the Cold War, during the McCarthyism era (1953-54).


The House of Representatives is formally seeking a way to impeach Georgia’s new representative, Marjorie Taylor Greene, for implying that no planes hit the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 and that the attacks were not perpetrated by Al- Qaeda, but by a faction of the US deep state (Thierry Meyssan’s theory [2]). Republican Minority Leader Mitch Mc-Connell promply announced that he does not endorse her "lies" and will not stand up for her.


Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger is raising funds to stymie former President Donald Trump’s influence in the Republican Party. Meanwhile, Senate Democrat Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (photo) tabled a resolution on 2 February 2021 to compel the FBI to investigate the QAnon movement, portrayed as a threat to Democracy, and to criminalize it. Simultaneously, the mainstream media are carrying out a smear campaign to curtail QAnon’s political reach and to depict it as an anti-pedophile sect.

 

 

Read more:

https://www.voltairenet.org/article212124.html

 

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