TheBRAINz 4 points ago +4 / -0

"Live Not By Lies" by Rod Dreher

For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of "soft" totalitarianism cropping up in America--something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to "safety". Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hasten the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation.

In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by the brave men and women who fought totalitarianism. He explains how the totalitarianism facing us today is based less on overt violence and more on psychological manipulation. He tells the stories of modern-day dissidents--clergy, laity, martyrs, and confessors from the Soviet Union and the captive nations of Europe--who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time. Following the model offered by a prophetic World War II-era pastor who prepared believers in his Eastern European to endure the coming of communism, Live Not By Lies teaches American Christians a method for resistance:

• SEE: Acknowledge the reality of the situation.

• JUDGE: Assess reality in the light of what we as Christians know to be true.

• ACT: Take action to protect truth.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can''t happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms. Live Not By Lies will wake them and equip them for the long resistance.

TheBRAINz 1 point ago +1 / -0

The sample needs to be a certain size AND must also be representative of the group being sampled to yield accurate projections. Larger sample sizes generally produce better results, but the only accurate result is counting every user. Think how politcal polls are manipulated (oversample democrats then declare majority of likely voters support their democrat cadidate). They carefully contrive the sample to ensure the desired result to use as a tool to manipulate public opinion. For sure twitter carefully selected the 100 accounts to yield a number they felt the public would believe, in this case 5% bots.

TheBRAINz 5 points ago +6 / -1

I'm ready to be distracted.

TheBRAINz 2 points ago +2 / -0


Despite the clarion call for an end to sex from female media personalities and politicians, surveys have shown that absolutely zero men have been affected. "Our research indicates the strike has not hit the intended target," said sociology professor Sharon Young. "The nation's cats, however, have reported a general increase in angry yelling by their owners."

TheBRAINz 6 points ago +6 / -0

Might end up doing some good. Once the compromised/maliable "conservative" justices discover that caving to and appeasing the radical left is an illusion and offers them no protection from the mob, maybe they'll fight the good fight and rule justly and uphold the constitution and rule of law so decent cutizens can once again restore order in the nation. You can always hope.

TheBRAINz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ideas on who the other 9 countries might be?

TheBRAINz 2 points ago +2 / -0

The objective is to incite rage in hopes of increasing the turnout of the left base.

TheBRAINz 2 points ago +3 / -1

No conspiracy nuts here in this forum. Those kind of people all hang out on reddit.

TheBRAINz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Easier to fool the people that convince them they've been fooled.

Covidiots disproportionately lean left. DJT weighing in would do little with that portion of the population. The rest of us figured it out near the beginning. Pain, however, is a powerful teacher.

TheBRAINz 7 points ago +7 / -0

Great to see the list grow. Where is it from? Would be good to have a convenient resource to check fir updates.

TheBRAINz 13 points ago +13 / -0

How will the sale of the company play into this?

Major discount at closing or more likely closing delayed until sufficiently resolved since the outcome could significantly affect the company's value.

TheBRAINz 4 points ago +4 / -0

An account that has been Twitter verified is one that has been authenticated as to the actual identity of the person using the account. This helps ward off fake profiles and those that may mimic you or your company in an attempt to fool other users, defame or otherwise bring harm to you. The blue Verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic.


TheBRAINz 9 points ago +9 / -0

^^^^THIS. Accepting an offer and closing a deal are two very different things.

TheBRAINz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Marxist tactic to erase history so they can rewrite it in their image. Like the monument destruction.

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