Column #403      May 19, 2023Government Agent Undercover

Often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels, the law of propaganda is “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.” To combat an evil government a country requires a powerful moral compass, properly informed and educated citizens, and a free investigatory press. That’s why the First Amendment in the Bill of Right states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”1 2

Importantly, everyone must understand that all other rights hinge on the First Amendment. If religious moral codes disappear, speech is restricted, the press no longer investigates and reports facts, if people can’t peaceably assemble or petition the Government for a redress of grievances, our nation will no longer be free. It will be a totalitarian state.

We’re on the cusp of a totalitarian state right now. Never in my lifetime has our Federal government lied as much as it does today. Oh, it’s always lied in the past. Politicians and bureaucrats do that as a matter of course to feather their nests with power and money or to cover up their wrongful conduct. But the extent of lying today is unprecedented and it’s magnified by the moral and scientific unhinging of people generally and a complicit press. Most of our nation’s news comes from sources that are complicit in reporting the lies of politicians and bureaucrats without providing even a hint of the other side of the story. And without consequences, many of our politicians and bureaucrats are boldly lying without even a twinge of embarrassment.3 4

The word “abridging” isn’t used very often these days. But when it comes to speech and the press the definitions of “abridge” look like what’s going on in our country. And that’s the very thing our Founding Fathers wanted to avoid. According to Merriam-Webster, abridge means: “1. to shorten by omission of words without sacrifice of sense: 2. to shorten in duration or extent: 3. to reduce in scope: diminish. 4. deprive.

The first two definitions do not seem to apply. But the third and fourth certainly do. Now let’s use them instead of the word “abridging” in the First Amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or “reducing in scope or depriving” the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Congress hasn’t passed actual laws that “reduce in scope or deprive” our basic rights. But our government agencies that enforce laws, rules, and regulations certainly have “reduced in scope or deprived” the rights of certain citizens. They have boldly cancelled speech, have coerced the press and social media platforms into doing their bidding, and for some citizens they have unconstitutionally persecuted their right to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Unfortunately, many citizens don’t realize what has happened because the leftist line of drivel, deception, cancelling, and outright lying is repeated over and over again so that it seems normal. Therefore the citizens who cannot think for themselves assume the lies are facts. The worst agencies involved in these deceptions are the FBI, CIA, DOJ, and DHS—yet just about every government agency is in on the scams—including the executive branch.5

What I find alarming is that so many media sources, from both sides of the isle, say that the majority of employees in the FBI, CIA, DOJ, DHS and other agencies are all good people. If so many are really good people, then why aren’t there tens of thousands of whistle blowers—instead of just a few? How come the FBI has no problem in getting together a swat team to terrorize people (and even an ex president) they deem dangerous who are definitely not dangerous. That’s because the majority of deep state employees will, without complaint, sacrifice the rights of others if it benefits them. Too many of them actually relish the power they have over others!

There’s not enough space to list all the many lies or omissions of the leftist mob that have been supported by the main stream media (MSM), many bureaucrats and politicians and, of course, the legal system. There are just too many lies. And, what’s worse, is that when the lies are proven to be lies, the gaggle of oppressive leftists simply ignores the truth. Therefore, by omission the lies are the only facts the public hears about and everything else is a conspiracy theory.

Below is an abbreviated list of lies. How many have you heard trumpeted out by bureaucrats, politicians, and the MSM over and over again in just the past 12 months?

●    Trump supporters are racists
●    Trump colluded with Russia to win in 2016
●    Trump said Nazis were fine people
●    Trump is a dictator
●    MAGA supporters are terrorists
●    Trump incites racism and violence
●    Trump supporters are attacking Asian-Americans
●    NRA members conduct mass shootings
●    January 6th was an “armed insurrection”
●    Police are murdering black people in racist rages
●    White supremacy is one of our nation’s greatest threats
●    Voter integrity laws are voter suppression
●    Biological males can get pregnant
●    It’s fair when males, who identify as females, to compete in girls' and women's sports
●    There are multiple genders
●    It’s the Republican Congress that refuses to increase the debt limit
●    Republicans won't negotiate with Democrats on the debt ceiling
●    The southern border is under control
●    The USA must prepare immediately for drastic global warming
●    Gas stoves and other gas appliances are dangerous
●    The 2020 election was the fairest of all
●    People are poor because they have been treated unfairly and are victims
●    Children should be able to determine their sex and change it
●    Republicans are uncaring, greedy, hateful and corrupt
●    Republicans don't care about children, veterans, seniors, African Americans, and the poor
●    The border issue was caused by Trump and the Republicans
●    Without an increase in the debt limit the world’s financial system will collapse
●    Russia caused the Ukraine Conflict because it wants to take over Ukraine
●    Biden is fit to serve
●    The Biden family influence peddling charges are unproven political theatrics
●    The Hunter laptop is typical Russian disinformation
●    The banking system is sound
●    There is nothing to see regarding Biden’s mental deterioration
●    Biden is an inclusive president
●    The USA is a racist country
●    To be color blind is to be racist
●    America was founded in 1619, not 1776
●    White people owe reparations to Black people
●    Conservatives are a demonic force that must be erased from civilized society
●    The accusation that Hillary spied on the Trump campaign is a conspiracy theory
●    Nothing to see: ballots pulled out from under a table in the middle of the night in GA
●    Police were killed during the Capitol riot
●    Undercover government agents did not incite bad behavior on Jan6
●    The MNRA vaccine is safe and effective
●    Masks protect you and others
●    Children should be kept at home to keep them safe
●    Biden is a moderate Democrat
●    Biden is a consensus builder
●    Biden does not carry on the divisive tactics of President Trump
●    Cattle increase methane levels in the atmosphere
●    Agriculture is one of the biggest global warming problems
●    Republicans are destroying our democracy
●    “Sinister Forces” are trying to reverse racial progress
●    All children belong to the state
●    Students who borrow for their education, and are still in debt, deserve debt forgiveness
●    Defunding the police will save lives
●    Going easy on criminals will reduce crime

I could go on and on but I’m sure you get the point. And most shockingly is that if you talk to a radical leftist you’ll find that they passionately believe most if not all of the lies listed above and more. The continuous repetitive drumbeat of totally nonsensical gibberish is a leftist tactic that was used by Stalin and other modern dictators to control their citizens. Like training pets, repetition works. That’s why when a lie is repeated over and over again, it’s amazing how many people start thinking it’s gospel. This propaganda tactic is called “social conditioning.”

It's very confusing when nonsensical lies defy all reason. But that's the point. You cannot reason with zealotry. You cannot argue facts with mental patients. The socialists’ goal is chaos; their strategy is to use madness to bewilder their victims. And for way too many American citizens it’s actually working.

What’s doubly sad about all this is that our legal system has no interest in holding accountable those who are betraying our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and laws in general. In most cases the betrayers are rewarded by the elitists while conservatives are subjects of FBI raids and arrest. Therefore the good citizens of this country are being cheated double as they lose their rights. As Jonathon Turley says regarding the Durham report, “In the end, it is not a crime to be unethical or incompetent, so no charges will be filed as a result of the report.” Continuing he said, “. . . those who perpetrated this scandal on the nation are left to carry on making money on books, speeches, TV commentary and lectures about political or electoral ethics. The media, meanwhile, is offering little more than a shoulder-shrug and more spin.”6

Many Americans who see through the lies, aren’t taking them seriously for a variety of reasons. They don't see themselves as “surpremacists” or “extremists” and they’re sick of politics. Therefore, they ignore the political buzz thinking “What do I have to worry about?” But the lies are changing the definition of extremism to include values that most common people hold dear. Today, you are a good and moral person; tomorrow, you're a terrorist. That is how these things have always worked. So, if we don’t want to live in a totalitarian state, we must be more active in the political arena—like it or not.

To your health.

Ted Slanker

Ted Slanker has been reporting on the fundamentals of nutritional research in publications, television and radio appearances, and at conferences since 1999. He condenses complex studies into the basics required for health and well-being. His eBook, The Real Diet of Man, is available online.

For additional reading:

1. First Amendment by

2. First Amendment by Editors

3. Hang All the Members of the Liars’ Club? by Victor Davis Hanson from American Greatness

4. Rep. Adam Schiff Still Insists Trump Conspired With Russia After Durham Report Further Discredits FBI Probe by Mark Tapscott and Joseph Lord from The Epoch Times

5. Press Conference on Biden’s Family Business Schemes—starts at 27:25 into the video

6. Durham Report Condemns the FBI’s Russia Probe—But Don’t Expect It to Make a Difference by Jonathon Turley