Thursday, April 6, 2017

Western Propaganda

In recent days, western Mainstream Media has been trying to lambaste the Russian Government, the Russian people, the Russian media, and the entire country of Syria.


The St. Petersburg Metro bombing

FACTS - First, here is what we know. At around 2.40pm local time on Monday, on St. Petersburg’s second metro line, there was an explosion just as a train left the central Sennaya Square station. And shortly afterward, another bomb was found at Vosstaniya Square, inside a fire extinguisher casing. Almost immediately, Russian law enforcement announced that they were treating the incident as terrorism.
On Tuesday, authorities fingered a 22-year-old presumed suicide bomber from Kyrgyzstan as the perpetrator. His name was Akbarzhon Jalilov and he'd lived in Russia for some years, eventually taking citizenship. At the time of writing, the number killed is 14, with 49 people still in hospital. Seven of the dead were no older than 21.
However, many Western outlets and their pet ‘Russian hands’ decided to project a different reality. And it wasn't only the usual lunatic fringe. For instance, Britain’s state broadcaster the BBC was one of the first to insinuate the disaster might have been a “false flag". The BBC's Moscow correspondent, Sarah Rainsford, referencing so-called “quick commentary” by unnamed outlets within the “liberal media,” suggested the explosion might have been an attempt to distract from anti-corruption protests which took place recently.

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, CNN echoed Rainsford’s off-the-wall claim the bomb was planned to divert focus from the graft marches. Which, incidentally, were relatively tiny and already seem to have petered out, based on Sunday’s farce in Moscow where more Western journalists than aggrieved Russians showed up.
Depressingly, on the wild frontier of Twitter, the speculation was even more deranged. CNN’s Michael Weiss, who styles himself as a ‘Russia’ expert despite there being no evidence that he has ever been to Russia or speaks the language, implied the Kremlin was colluding with ISIS. Based on his feeling of how “there's a reason Russians speculate as they do;” something which seems odd coming from a man who has never set foot in the country.
Weiss’ fellow Daily Beast writer John Schindler told his followers to “take absolutely nothing the Kremlin says about this or any terrorist incident at face value.” When a Polish journalist based in Moscow shot him down, he blasted “I don't take manners advice from anybody in Russia, thanks.”
Sadly, is the quality of analysts Americans are getting on their mainstream TV networks.

After 18 years of Putin as a national politician, nobody has ever presented tangible evidence of any false flag attacks. Furthermore, there hasn’t even been a convincing anonymous blog post offering credible insider information into such an event.


Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’



Is it all STAGED?

The Syrian government was quickly blamed by the West after the opposition-controlled Idlib region saw a chemical attack that reportedly killed dozens of civilians.

Now you can see how quickly Western media can and does turn unanswered questions into solid facts. No evidence, no proof.  It still hasn't been proven that there was an actual chemical attack, or any attack, for that matter.

The American Senate is even going as far as trying to block foreign media, who has a different view than their corporate owned media shills.


It's becoming clearer and clearer that the western world wants to control what you see.  And, if you have a different opinion than them, they try to discredit you, and our right ban you.  That my friends, is worth thinking about.

Knowledge is power.  ARM YOURSELF!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Something To Think About

There is only 2 genders

The world is not flat

Vaccines can't cause Autism

Islam is not a religion of peace

Black people can be racist

The gender pay gap is false

The racial pay gap is false

The Russians didn't hack the election

Islam is not a race

Sharia Law would bring more oppression

Men aren't the only ones who rape

Slavery wasn't invented by white people

Pepe The Frog isn't a hate symbol, just a meme

White privilege isn't real

Racial privilege isn't real

A Gender Studies degree won't even get you in at McDonald's

Protesting a democratic election will get tiring after a while

Misandry ans Misogyny are the same thing

Reverse racism isn't real, that's because it's just racism

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

#Vault7 vs. Incognito - My Story

FORWARD – After I began wirting this post, I decided to stop, and take a look at what has been going on in the world of WikiLeaks.  The majority of this blog post was written before hand.  I just prettied it up with some exerts from the newest WikiLeak, posted today.

For a few months now, my Sony Xperia mobile phone has been doing odd things.  For one thing, the screen display has always been set to turn off after 1 minute of idle time.  I notice in November 2016 that my screen was shutting off quite quickly.  I opened the SETTINGS menu and found that the   Not really thinking about it, I changed it back to 1 minute.
display had been changed to turn off after 15 seconds.
It happened several more times in the proceeding months.  Now, I am 100% sure that no one had physical contact with my phone, nor has anyone but myself logged into it. 
I've done Factory Reset after Factory Reset, and still it happens.  I started using a VPN on my Sony Xperia, and still my Display time is getting changed.
I've even started routing ALL my traffic on my phone through TOR using OrBot, with limited success.

My conclusion:  Either my phone has a poor sense of humor, or it has been 'compromised'.

CIA malware targets iPhone, Android, smart TVs

CIA malware and hacking tools are built by EDG (Engineering Development Group), a software development group within CCI (Center for Cyber Intelligence), a department belonging to the CIA's DDI (Directorate for Digital Innovation). The DDI is one of the five major directorates of the CIA (see this organizational chart of the CIA for more details).
The EDG is responsible for the development, testing and operational support of all backdoors, exploits, malicious payloads, trojans, viruses and any other kind of malware used by the CIA in its covert operations world-wide.
The increasing sophistication of surveillance techniques has drawn comparisons with George Orwell's 1984, but "Weeping Angel", developed by the CIA's Embedded Devices Branch (EDB), which infests smart TVs, transforming them into covert microphones, is surely its most emblematic realization.
The CIA's Mobile Devices Branch (MDB) developed numerous attacks to remotely hack and control popular smart phones. Infected phones can be instructed to send the CIA the user's geolocation, audio and text communications as well as covertly activate the phone's camera and microphone.
Despite iPhone's minority share (14.5%) of the global smart phone market in 2016, a specialized unit in the CIA's Mobile Development Branch produces malware to infest, control and exfiltrate data from iPhones and other Apple products running iOS, such as iPads. CIA's arsenal includes numerous local and remote "zero days" developed by CIA or obtained from GCHQ, NSA, FBI or purchased from cyber arms contractors such as Baitshop. The disproportionate focus on iOS may be explained by the popularity of the iPhone among social, political, diplomatic and business elites.
A similar unit targets Google's Android which is used to run the majority of the world's smart phones (~85%) including Samsung, HTC and Sony. 1.15 billion Android powered phones were sold last year. "Year Zero" shows that as of 2016 the CIA had 24 "weaponized" Android "zero days" which it has developed itself and obtained from GCHQ, NSA and cyber arms contractors.
These techniques permit the CIA to bypass the encryption of WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Wiebo, Confide and Cloackman by hacking the "smart" phones that they run on and collecting audio and message traffic before encryption is applied.

I fancy myself a bit of a 'Privacy Nerd'.  By that I mean, I rarely, if ever resort to using any Microsoft software.  I don't use Windows.  I made the switch to running Ubuntu Linux about seven years ago, and haven't looked back, until a couple of weeks ago. 
As with my mobile phone, a few months ago, I noticed small things changing on my Ubuntu system.  Files would move, or disappear completely. I wasn't entirely sure what had happened, so I reformatted, and this time I downloaded and installed the Tor Browser Bundle. 

This was pretty good, for a while.  Then I discovered the wonderful world of TAILS OS.  It's a fantastic Operating System.  It really is.  Unfortunately, I found it a little too restrictive for my liking  So, I went back to Ubuntu, and TOR. 
After a few more weeks of unexpected things happening on my system, I bit the bullet.  I downloaded a step-by-step tutorial, and reformatted my system.  This time, I installed Debian Jessie, and began running Whonix as my primary Operating system through a Virtual Machine. 

CIA malware targets Windows, OSx, Linux, routers

The CIA also runs a very substantial effort to infect and control Microsoft Windows users with its malware. This includes multiple local and remote weaponized "zero days", air gap jumping viruses such as "Hammer Drill" which infects software distributed on CD/DVDs, infectors for removable media such as USBs, systems to hide data in images or in covert disk areas ( "Brutal Kangaroo") and to keep its malware infestations going.
Many of these infection efforts are pulled together by the CIA's Automated Implant Branch (AIB), which has developed several attack systems for automated infestation and control of CIA malware, such as "Assassin" and "Medusa".
Attacks against Internet infrastructure and webservers are developed by the CIA's Network Devices Branch (NDB).
The CIA has developed automated multi-platform malware attack and control systems covering Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, Linux and more, such as EDB's "HIVE" and the related "Cutthroat" and "Swindle" tools, which are described in the examples section below.

CIA 'hoarded' vulnerabilities ("zero days")

In the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA, the U.S. technology industry secured a commitment from the Obama administration that the executive would disclose on an ongoing basis — rather than hoard — serious vulnerabilities, exploits, bugs or "zero days" to Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other US-based manufacturers.
Serious vulnerabilities not disclosed to the manufacturers places huge swathes of the population and critical infrastructure at risk to foreign intelligence or cyber criminals who independently discover or hear rumors of the vulnerability. If the CIA can discover such vulnerabilities so can others.
The U.S. government's commitment to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process came after significant lobbying by US technology companies, who risk losing their share of the global market over real and perceived hidden vulnerabilities. The government stated that it would disclose all pervasive vulnerabilities discovered after 2010 on an ongoing basis.
"Year Zero" documents show that the CIA breached the Obama administration's commitments. Many of the vulnerabilities used in the CIA's cyber arsenal are pervasive and some may already have been found by rival intelligence agencies or cyber criminals.
As an example, specific CIA malware revealed in "Year Zero" is able to penetrate, infest and control both the Android phone and iPhone software that runs or has run presidential Twitter accounts. The CIA attacks this software by using undisclosed security vulnerabilities ("zero days") possessed by the CIA but if the CIA can hack these phones then so can everyone else who has obtained or discovered the vulnerability. As long as the CIA keeps these vulnerabilities concealed from Apple and Google (who make the phones) they will not be fixed, and the phones will remain hackable.
The same vulnerabilities exist for the population at large, including the U.S. Cabinet, Congress, top CEOs, system administrators, security officers and engineers. By hiding these security flaws from manufacturers like Apple and Google the CIA ensures that it can hack everyone &mdsh; at the expense of leaving everyone hackable.

As a matter of fact, I'm writing this entry on the Whonix Virtual Machine. 
Many of you will likely say, “I don't care if I'm spied on, I have nothing to hide”.  Fine.  You have   So why not live in houses with walls made of one-way glass?  You can't see what's going on outside, but everyone can see into your home, your family, your spouse, your kids, your pets.  How compliant would you be with that? 
nothing to hide.
With that in mind, you'll find a link at the bottom of this page, that will show you step-by-step how to stay secure, and anonymous.  And, for the love of God, DON'T USE WINDOWS!

Knowledge is power.  ARM YOURSELF!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Donald Trump 1-0-1

   I don't understand why everyone seems to be so 'Anti-Trump'?
He was democratically elected in a two hundred year old flawed system, and became the President of the United States.
The mainstream media has you believe he may not have gotten the 'popular vote', but he got the most votes WHERE IT MATTERED.

Hillary claimed that the Russians hacked the election, so that Donald Trump would win.  I hear her argument.  I've been hearing it since November 9th.  The one small thing that this argument/accusation is missing however, is proof.  Not even one small bit of evidence.  Not even a slight clue has ever been made public.  It's all been, "...because I/we say so". 

The question that no one is asking is: How can the most 'secure' nation in the world, get hacked to such an extent, over the span of entire day, and no one notice?
Assuming the Russians DID hack the entire American General Election, then there should be no question that the next election held in the United States will be held with PAPER BALLOTS.  Who wants to bet that won't happen?

Yes, Fake News is Fake News.  But why is it still being spouted?  Do the Powers
That Be really think we're that stupid?  It does however appear that many people are.  Otherwise the Trump Supporters wouldn't be called 'loony' for supporting him, or conspiracy theorists. 
Hillary Clinton didn't lose the General Election because the Russians hacked it.  She didn't lose because she's a woman.  She lost for two other reasons:

She's a Clinton.

Trump hasn't lied his entire life to the entire American public.

It Looks Like Donald Trump Was Right After All
President Donald Trump was the subject of mockery on Sunday after delivering a speech in Florida in which he referred to an incident “last night in Sweden” — but he appears to have been referring to an actual, accurate news report, albeit one that wasn’t technically live or breaking.

As soon as the words flew from Trump’s mouth, social media began buzzing with jokes about his “fake news” story about a migrant attack in the historic Scandinavian country.

....  But Trump may not have been wrong – at least, in terms of subject matter. Friday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed documentarian Ami Horowitz about his upcoming film about violence involving migrants in Sweden. Horowitz claims that the Swedish government is downplaying an uptick in violence that followed a wave of refugee migration into the country.

Dramatic footage shows cars ablaze in Swedish riot (VIDEOS) 



 It is my opinion that when Trump says something he has good reason. I have found it takes the media about 2 weeks to catch up, and then it all makes sense.

Those are just two very brief examples of how the Mainstream Media is getting lies out about Donald Trump....  And most of the sheeple are buying what they're selling.
George Soros
I ask that you open your minds.  Just assume for a moment that your media is lying to you.  Assume that almost everything you've been told in life is a lie.  Then you'll understand why we (the tin foil hat wearing community) do what we do.  We're not the crazy ones.  We just don't like being lied to.  The others out there, (the normal community) just has had their eyes opened yet.  Once that happens, REAL change will come about.

Knowledge in power.  ARM YOURSELF!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Trumps Seven Countries

Why were are there hundreds of thousand of people marching against Trump when his predecessor President Barack Obama was destroying the seven countries named in President Trump's Immigration Executive Order?



Sure enough the Liberal Mainstream Media didn't call it 'war', now did they?  Nor, was there any Obama bombing on Syria, that could precipitate refugees, presumably.



Yes no massive demonstrations against the EVIL White House, when Obama was arming Saudi Arabia to do that in Yemen.






It was in fact bombed by the US-backed Israeli Army during Obama's tenure in The White House.
 Country Five on the Trump List.



  Self Defense.  Yes.  President Obama was terrified of arguably the world's POOREST country.

When it comes to Iran being on Trump's list, could this be because of The USA's decades long covert war continued under Obama.  Together with punitive sanctions that Iranian authorities blame for Cancer drug shortages and plane crashes.  Albeit that US National Security Advisor, General Flynn, has put Iran now 'on notice'.

The seventh country that Donald Trump is weary of when it comes to 'Anti-American sentiment'.



That war, of course was supported by British Prime Minister Theresa May.  And the Mainstream Media now ranged against Trump.
Is it not a little obvious that Donald Trump is all too aware that the people of these seven countries, destabilized by the Obama regime, have populations angered by US Foreign Policy?

Knowledge is Power.  ARM YOURSELF!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Watching major media commit suicide

  This is a post from fellow blogger Jon Rappoport.  I read it, and was quite moved. 
I thought I'd take this opportunity to share it with you, in it's entirety.

Watching major media commit suicide

Watching major media commit suicide
Notes on the end of the news business as we know it
It’s personal
by Jon Rappoport
January 21, 2017
By Jon Rappoport
This article goes to many places. I think you’ll find a place that works for you.

I’ve been investigating and reporting on deep medical fraud for 29 years. I’ve been around the block a few hundred times. I’ve spoken with scientists who work for the government and universities, and the media operatives who support them. I know the game.
If Robert F Kennedy Jr is, indeed, given the green light by President Trump to investigate vaccine safety, he’s going to need a truck and a chain and DOJ threats of prosecution to drag key CDC scientists into the light and elicit specific statements from them.

Even then, the odds are these scientists will keep repeating the party line: vaccines are overwhelmingly safe; they have no connection to autism or other neurological damage; the science is settled.
Kennedy could run up against an organized wall of silence—scientists refusing to speak with him, on the basis that he isn’t qualified to make judgements in their “field.”

In that case, he will need subpoena power, for starters.
Many years ago, I interviewed Jim Warner, a White House policy analyst in the Reagan administration. He had been trying to obtain medical-research information from the federal National Institutes of Health. He told me he was given the absolute cold shoulder: “If ever I’ve been tempted to believe in socialism, science has disabused me of that. These guys [at NIH] assume that it’s their show. They just assume it.”

Arrogance par excellence. Scientists rebuff the White House with a yawn.

Fortunately, Kennedy is a relentless investigator. He understands how science is corrupted and paid for. And the ace in the deck is this: there is already enough evidence in the open record to refute the CDC’s claim of vaccine safety.

Trump has blazed a trail of rejecting major media. As a result of his merciless attacks, press outlets are going mad pushing numerous outlandish fake stories. They’re ripe for further incursions on their territory.

In the past, this was the pattern: an outsider enters the scene and accuses the government of vast fraud; media operators assemble their usual cast of sordid characters, who dismiss the charges; everybody goes home and the story dies.

But that’s not working anymore. Media pomposity is exposed as fakery. Millions of people see through the ruse.
The media emperor is naked. He can prance around and around, but his fundamental nakedness keeps compounding the joke.
Truth be told, as their financial positions sink into dire red ink, press operations are trapped. Why?
Because they are partners with the high-level criminals whose activities are the very stories the public wants to know about.
Reporting on these crimes in great depth, day after day, would resuscitate the newspapers and broadcast networks. But that will never happen.

For example, these crimes:

* The Federal Reserve/a clandestine private corporation.
* Medically caused death.
* Toxic vaccines.
* Trillions of dollars of missing US government money.
* The power of the Trilateral Commission over US government policy.
* The covert implementation of the UN agenda of destruction in US communities.
And a hundred more issues.
Expose these down to the core, and people would buy newspapers off the rack like they buy coffee and beer and video games and cell phones and gasoline and underwear and toilet paper and lipstick and fast food. The Times would have to schedule extra press runs just to keep up with the demand. Its financial bottom line would soon look like Christmas.

You could talk to the publisher of the New York Times and present him with an ironclad plan for pulling his paper out of its deep financial hole, based on covering true stories like those above, and you would find no joy, because he would rather go down with the ship than go up against The Matrix.

The Times and other hoary media outlets live by the rule of limited hangout. In intelligence parlance, that means admitting a small piece of the truth in order to hide the rest.
“We’ll show you a tree in the forest, but not the forest.”
I know how it works, because as a reporter I’ve been there. I’ve approached editors of various media outlets with stories that crack the trance, and I’ve had those stories tossed back at me.
“We’re just not interested,” they say. “This isn’t our kind of piece.” Or: “Well, we already covered that.” But they didn’t cover it. They did a limited hangout on it. They ran a story that exposed one tiny corner of a whole bloody mess.

I say this—as simple fact—if any intelligent, aggressive, truly independent investigator were the managing editor of the New York Times, and if he were given free rein, he would have that paper back in the black in a year. He would have it roaring on all cylinders. He would have people fighting each other in the streets to grab the last copy off the newsstand. Journalism schools all over the country would close down in shame. Because he would be running stories that would crack the whole rotting edifice of cartel-control along many fronts, and he would be filling up a planned vacuum of truth with fire.

A decade ago, here is what a working reporter for a major paper told me: “We know what stories we can’t cover. Nobody needs to prep us. Our editors know, too. Otherwise, they’d never get to be editors.”

A player in a non-profit group once told me I could have a job with a paper on the east coast. In a roundabout way, he hinted at what they were looking for. In five minutes, I saw the handwriting on the wall. Essentially, the editor was searching for a reporter who would cover politics in Central America. The stories would have to favor the repressive governments in power. The basic cover was: these leaders were fighting the good fight against Communism. The death squads they were sending out, in cooperation with the CIA, were freedom fighters. And of course, any mention of cocaine trafficking as a means for obtaining weapons was off-limits.

None of this was spelled out. But the message was clear. They wanted a propaganda specialist. If I, as an up and coming reporter, decided to play ball, I could advance up the ladder.
Apparently, some travel was necessary. But I knew I could turn out reams of copy without ever leaving my apartment, because I grasped the fundamental angle I was supposed to pursue. Needless to say, I turned down the offer.

It was the first time I fully realized how easy the job of reporting could be. Assemble a list of reliable sources (who would support the mandatory point of view), walk right into a prepared group of corporate and think-tank allies, pull down copy from wire services, and re-write stories in a way that bolstered the idea that American Empire was really “spreading democracy” to the less fortunate. A walk in the park.

Twenty years later, I saw the same overall pattern in hundreds of major-media stories—but the point of view and the mandate had changed. Now it was all about Globalism. The covert op was the takedown of America, in order to squash the last vestige of political freedom and integrate the nation in “a new economic order.”

However, over the mountains, a new dawn was rising: the Internet. Independent media outlets. The resistance.
It was immediately obvious that, unless someone could shut this new creature down, major media would have no way to challenge the invasion. Independent news sources would gradually wreck MSM financial bottom lines.

Fronting for Globalist princes, Big News would see their bias exposed time and time again. The blowback on them would be enormous.
Trapped and corned like rats, they would attack, but their efforts would only compound their problem.

Then a populist named Donald Trump strolled on to the scene. He knew major media were suffering great losses. He knew online media were in the ascendance. He had people like Steve Bannon (Breitbart) who were bringing him up to speed. He saw how Matt Drudge was obliterating traditional news sources, even while (selectively) linking to them. A revolution was in progress.

Trump had the right stuff for this situation, because he didn’t care about offending people. He was mercurial, reckless; an opportunist. He could fly by the seat of his pants. He realized where and how, in America, the Globalists were causing great damage.
Trump accelerated the fall of major media from their thrones.

People around the world, untold millions, thought to themselves, “Trump is finally giving major media what they deserve.”
Giving the major media what they deserve is a force to be reckoned with, because there is no effective response to it. Nothing works. Who can lead the fight to preserve mainstream news? Answer: mainstream news. That isn’t going to go anywhere, because more and more people are rejecting the mainstream wholesale.

Think of major media as a ship. In full view of the passengers, the captain has just steered it into a shore of high rocks. The craft is beginning to tilt, and it’s taking on water. As the passengers scramble to safety on the beach, the captain is yelling, “Don’t leave, come back, everything is all right, I didn’t do anything wrong, it’s your fault, you’re too stupid to understand the correct principles of navigation!”

Translation: “I’m committing suicide. Go down with me.”

As a reporter starting out in the 1980s, one of my first glimpses of trouble involved a few of the papers I was writing for: they were definitely on the political Left, but at the same time they were businesses. You only had to look at the ads choking the pages to see that. They were capitalist enterprises. But they would never fully admit that. They were operating under a self-induced, self-serving delusion about fundamental economics. Eventually, larger publishers bought them out, and a few of the old guard made significant dollars on the deals. It was an old story about socialists getting rich.

This contradiction plagues every major media outlet today. They claim to serve the public interest, but they want to be rich. Their reporters want very nice salaries. And this is all in the service of Globalism, which aims to bankrupt economies and drive populations into the arms of technocrat planners of societies. It doesn’t add up. It doesn’t work.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to be rich and working hard to achieve it. But claiming, at the same time, that you want the government to run the economy is a sick joke. A transparently sick joke, on the order of wealthy celebrities stumping for socialism, while they hire more armed security and dig bunkers on their walled properties.

Suppose you could approach a well-known and well-paid reporter for the New York Times. And suppose you said this: “For years, you’ve been writing about the less fortunate and giving back and more government support for the downtrodden and humanitarianism and so on—so I want to know, would you be willing to donate two-thirds of your salary, for the sake of equality, to those who need the money? Would you be willing to sell your co-op and give the money to the poor and move into a small apartment?”

The duplicitous and slimy major media are obviously engaged in a long con. They want their cake, they want to eat it, and they also want to appear as architects of “a more humane planet.”
They care about a more humane order in the same way an ant cares about space travel.

They care about serving their bosses, and those bosses have other bosses who are engineering a future of poverty for all, as a mechanism of control. That’s who’s paying reporters their salaries.

Do you know what a tired rich media liberal (fake socialist) looks like? Of course you do. You can see one every night anchoring the national news. Over the years, I’ve spoken with a few of these types. In every case, I’ve gotten the impression they’re sitting on a keg of dynamite.

They know how precarious their position is. They’re surprised they’ve lasted as long as they have. Their spouting of liberal homilies is transparent. Where did they go wrong? Answer: the first day they accepted their first job as a reporter. That’s when they sold out. They knew it then, and under cheesy layers of vast pretensions, they still know it now. But they can’t turn around. They’ve made a commitment.

They tell themselves: “It’s business. It’s not personal. This is the business I’m in.”

But of course, it is personal. Everything is personal. We’re talking about lives and minds and souls.
That’s what these reporters traded, in the perverse corner of the marketplace. They chose the rackets, the information mafia, the law of omerta, the dishonorable underground that lives in the highest penthouses.
Whatever gloss they lay on, the trap they’re in stays in place.
And now, they’re sinking and sinking.

I could try to work up pity for them, buy why bother?
Damage is damage, and they’ve done a great deal of it.

A full confession would make a start, but that’s not going to happen.
They’re in a race with themselves. How long can they keep erecting delusions about their work, vs. their growing realization about those delusions?
It’s inescapably personal.
It always was.

The night is falling on them, and the rain is coming down, too. Their mandate is to be on the Inside, but they’re on the Outside now.
They’re the walking dead. They’ll keep walking, but things will never be the same.