The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges
To my friends and colleagues in the independent media, we need to continue to stand tall as more of us continue to be under attack in the media. To my fellow Americans who have come to depend on the independent media for truthful reporting, you need to support the journalists that you have placed your trust in. An increasing number of independent American journalists are coming under attack, we need to be cognizant of where the attacks are coming from and the goals behind these attacks so we can understand what is coming our way and how we can best survive and adapt.
Why Are These Attacks Taking Place?
Generally, the independent media is under attack because many of us are squarely over the target, taking flak, all because we are reporting exactly what is happening, as it is happening.
We in the independent media are not CNN, Fox News, or the other corporate controlled media which are owned by six corporations that represent the tip of the bankster empire that has hijacked our government.
In particular, members of the independent media who have the insight, the sources and the courage to print the truth about what is unfolding, are increasingly under attack. Specifically, I am referring to the reporting in two areas: (1) Martial law is coming to the United States and the Russians are going to be a part of the enforcement; and, (2) World War III is approaching at a rate that very few have anticipated. The mainstream media (MSM) is filled with examples which are promoting both agendas as these reports serve to psychologically condition the American people to more passively accept their (i.e. the globalists) our ultimate fate. These powers-that-be fear the independent media because we expose the agenda and help put the breaks on the propaganda machine of the MSM. In other words, time and time again, we in the independent media have forced the other side to change strategies and we have significantly altered their timetables.
I am proud to say that I watch and read the mainstream media productions because I can obtain excellent intelligence information on what is likely coming by watching the specific elements of the globalist propaganda machine unfold. For example, I have determined that ISIS is, in part, being used to psychologically condition the American public to accept “the need” to accept the inevitability of American boots on the ground in Syria as we watch one person after another get beheaded by ISIS. ISIS, a CIA creation, is paving the way to World War III in which the confirmation bias is invoked.
The confirmation bias is based upon the fact that if one tells a big enough lie, often enough, people will come to believe it. The American public is served up a healthy helping every single day of every single week. And this approach is highly effective as it will not be long before the MSM will have the American sheep standing and cheering as we will soon attack our own CIA creation, ISIS, and ultimately enact a complete regime change in Syria.
Who Is Behind the Attacks on the Independent Media?
Generally, the truthful media is under attack from two directions, namely, the Russian state-owned media and the American corporate-controlled media. Before proceeding, some of the following information may appear to be contradictory unless one understands that Putin and Obama work for the same banksters and that they have been deliberately put on a collision course which will end in World War III. Both governments use the same financial regulatory groups (e.g. IMF) and both sides are vying for the same resources controlled by high-level international bankers (e.g. oil). Those that have not made this paradigm shift are most likely still believing that Democrats and Republicans truly offer differing agendas for the American people to choose from.
The Russian Media
In recent days, I have been under attack, from what I learned is the Russian media. I wrote an article detailing 30 ways that Putin was upgrading his military as he was preparing to win the coming World War III. I received scores of scathing criticisms which accused me of being a CIA creation who supported the Rothschild banking empire and that I was a fool for not realizing that Putin is as pure as the driven snow. The criticisms made no sense because my article was about military preparedness not an anti-Putin, pro-Obama piece. Then the threats started arriving. Subsequently, I took a couple of the IP addresses to one of my ex-military sources and he traced one of the emails to a Los Angeles area building leased by Tass, a Russian news agency and another was traced to Pravda, another Russian news agency.
I learned all too well that in the Fall of 2013, the Russian media was desperately trying to obscure the fact that they had thousands of Russian troops training on our soil and that training specifically dealt with the imposition of martial law on America. I was contacted by the Voice of Russia as they attempted to set me up and discredit what I had been publishing which was an analysis of Russian military activity on American soil. The Russian media misrepresented my professional credentials, prior to the interview, and then branded me to be an extremist for publishing photos of Russian troops on American soil along with supporting documents. This set off a war of words between myself and members of the Russian media. They clearly did not want the fact known that Russian soldiers would be used to enforce martial law under the UN authority as I was reporting. A review of this conflict can be found at the following links:
I have cited articles from Russia Today (RT) as they have been stunningly accurate. However, RT is practicing classic disinformation tactics by offering a morsel of truth as they lead the American readers to a propagandized conclusion offered up by the Russian government. One has to be careful which stories to take seriously.
The Russian Media Is Changing Tactics
In 2013, when the Russian media attacked me, they did so openly. Today, they are relying on tactics reserved for thugs or the Mafia. Rather than using the power of the pen, they are using threats and intimidation as a way to supplement their yellow journalistic attacks.
Russia is a country that is not conducive to the longevity of its journalists. In fact, Russia is one of the deadliest places on the planet to be a journalist. Yes, we in America have had the murders of Hastings, Breitbart and Clancy. This kind of activity is “business as usual” for the Russian government with regard to their media. Suffice it to say that Quayle, the Hagmann’s and Hodges would not be doing what we are presently doing inside of Russia!
There is no more concise account than the one offered by Wikipedia on the relationship between the Russian government and its media.
“There is grave concern at the number of unsolved killings soared after Anna Politkovskaya‘s murder in Moscow on 7 October 2006. While international monitors spoke of several dozen deaths, some sources within Russia talked of over two hundred fatalities. The evidence has since been examined and documented in two reports, published in Russian and English, by international organizations.
А wide-ranging investigation by the International Federation of Journalists into the deaths of journalists in Russia was published in June 2009. At the same time the IFJ launched an online database which documents over three hundred deaths and disappearances since 1993. Both the report Partial Justice (Russian version:Частичное правосудие) and the database depend on the information gathered in Russia over the last 16 years by the country’s own media monitors, the Glasnost Defense Foundation and the Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations.
In its September 2009 report the Committee to Protect Journalists repeated its conclusion that Russia was one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists and added that it remains among the worst at solving their murders. The Anatomy of Injustice (Russian version:Анатомия безнаказанности) offers an account of the deaths of 17 journalists in Russia since 2000. They died or were killed, the CPJ is convinced, because of the work they were doing and in only one case, it notes, has there been a partially successful prosecution.
The IFJ report focuses on the capacity of Russian law enforcement agencies, over a longer period of time, to identify and detain those who have killed journalists. It adopted a broader approach than the CPJ study, and offered more analysis of change over time. This permitted Partial Justice to reveal a telling contrast between the rising and successful rate of prosecution for those who have killed journalists in ordinary cases of homicide and the persistent failure to prosecute or convict those responsible for murders linked to the work of journalists.”
A list of journalists assassinated in Russia can be found at this same link.
There is a quiet, but growing concern that American journalists could soon become the victims of the Russian military-government-media complex and assassination of American journalists will soon be carried out on American soil for those reporters who would dare to write anything negative about Putin or the Russian government.
The recent murder of Don “Mr. Internet Security Expert” Pile is the primary case in point. For many reasons that I will be revealing in an upcoming article, Mr. Pile was more than likely murdered by Russian special forces. The murder of Pile and his family was not a simple assassination. The manner in which this murder was carried out, it is clear that this was a murder with a message to the United States from Russia. If you doubt the validity of this claim, ask yourself when has the DOD, DHS, ATF and the FBI investigated a mere house fire? Add this to the intimidation and threats of American journalists which can be traced to members of the Russian media, we have a growing problem as it is apparent that the Russians have taken their propaganda to a whole new level and it is becoming deadly. I fear that Russian propaganda is becoming Russian assassination.
Subsequently, the journalists that you have come to rely on need your support and prayers as we are entering a whole new phase of life in America. We are already at war whether we fully realize it or not.