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now of course the media didn't like spacers and they hated the new president out of the gate and spicer's job was to defend him so naturally the press would hate spicer too but suggesting that the man never work in his field again is pretty extreme i mean i'm not saying politicians or other washington scum should go on to get more money or fabulous jobs after sucking so badly i'm just saying of course the media ignores this phenomenon when it happens to politicians they like but god forbid it happen to sean spicer who they hate the passion it wasn't like spicer was the first problematic press secretary either according to rich noyes from the media research center lots of press secretaries were forced to lie or equivocate for their boss of late when bill clinton was president so it's not like spicer did anything worse than any other poor schmuck who had to lie for their presidential boss the only thing new here is that it's sean spicer and president trump the really old thing here then is that it is just another case of the media flaunting
. i i there are no welcome to reject it in that i vi p. edition i'm lee camp tonight i have new evidence on just how incredibly incredibly active all our voting machines are that's coming up in the second half but first i have a very special guest she's the host of the cutting edge art and activism show act out on free speech t.v. and occupy dot com she's also the singer songwriter behind the redacted theme song that you just heard sic chad didn't waste and that is why i don't sing it because people would turn it off point two seconds in but now she's also the author of a new book consisting of her own political poetry and brilliant works of art by the likes of abby martin anthony frater lucy dyer recycle propaganda and many more if
you like banksy or you like the lyrics of rage against the machine then you will probably like the book paradigm lost here now is my conversation with eleanor goldfield. now to welcome thank you thanks for being here excellent new book showed off here paradigm the paradigm last let's let's unpack the title to begin with let's start there what this paradigm last mean to you. well it's from the milton paradise lost so i kind of stole that title but as they say great artists still get are to spiral so i started there the idea being that we have to lose the paradigm that our government can work for us and the current system that we live in and in order to lose that pair. art is a vehicle in order to do that so the book seeks to manufacture dissent rather than consent and i use radical verse and visuals in order to do that you know use a little bit of everything it was because it's beautiful it's beautiful art and i
mean that in terms of the poetry as well but spectacle i feel like is so often used to destruct that's a lot of what our society is it's designed to take our attention away from what's important and focus it on shiny things and everyone's well news article dangle the keys in front of us just in general attention away but in this case you're using alternative media medium to. to grab people's attention to try and. direct it to important things is so is that oxymoron is a conflict using spectacle using all fall types of forms and colors and shapes and everything to grab people to what is actually important i don't think you could point to any social movement or revolutionary movement since the dawn of pictures that actually you didn't use art in some form other that the protest songs or
whether that be fliers and pamphlets art has always been a part of people's movement to rise up so that whether we twist that and say we're using the propaganda machine against itself that's fine or we could say that we're actually just continuing this rich history of people using creative mediums to promote social political change so i guess you could say it both ways but yes i mean part of the part of the issue is to again manufacture dissent and to get people to look at the you know if you're into looking at judging a book by its cover then you might look at the cover and be like oh shiny or something and then be inclined to pick it up and then you see the pictures inside and and as a performer i always try to i mean even when i had a band i liked. incorporating visuals into the band's performances well because i realize that since we live in this content heavy age people need to have you know sort of constant content and so that was one of the ideas that was the impetus
behind putting art in there but also i think the bigger issues that it just is such a beautiful collaborative piece to have art and words intertwined working together yeah i mean you don't want to abuse this is corporate porn don't you just get off on the loss of life the struggle the trouble and strife the needy and sick the tired and poor shoot your load on the last flow of depravity sinkhole of the reality then cross yourself and hope to die what this corporate porn mean to you and how how do we have passed inverted totalitarianism which is basically ruled by the corporate state. well those are two interesting questions so corporate poor and the impetus for that was sort of this i mean another way people say it is like tragedy porn and things like that basically the idea that we make a lot of money off of the tragedy in this country you know the corporate media makes their most they get their best ratings when something awful happens and
that's that don't just get off on the loss of life it's like we love a tragedy and the little we care whether you're right like boston bombing like fifty percent of everything they said in there the boston bombing was incorrect and they're just it's actually better if you don't get it right because then you can always blame somebody that isn't you and a lot of times it's the u.s. that whose fault it is but if you just make it up then you don't actually have to worry about that and terms of moving away from that i mean it's simple and it's difficult at the same time where the ones you have to on inverted so to speak we have to we're the ones who have to to tear down the corporate infrastructure an oligarchy and to talk or see like that that's that's on us yeah so on so i think it'll be easy you know what do you do next week and we'll take it out. you know you did a really great piece recently on facebook that's not in the book about religion i know you're an orthodox. why does religion receive so much of your ire.
well let me let me first put it this way that i think atheists can be as extreme as religious people the new atheism which has become sort of. a pedestal for the all right doing everything from trans bashing to immigrant bashing also they're like we hate all religions but especially the muslims yeah let's talk ninety five percent of. them will say we hate all religions and here's the thing i don't have a problem if somebody believes in crystals or somebody believes in jesus whatever as long as you're not trying to push it and as long as you're not you don't use that as a foundation for your for your morality and for your actions in life so what i mean by that is like if if if jesus is the one who told you to go to standing rock that's totally fine but don't go to standing rock and preach you know so i don't have a problem with people being personally religious my problem is the fact that we don't have separation of church and state that we have church and state together and
religion is inherently oppressive it's used as a power tool for the elite it always has been and it's used to lambaste everybody who isn't a rich white male and that is that is why religion get so much of my ire because i feel like people who are religious tend to close their eyes to the ills that are perpetuated by the religious system and use an excuse for war as well of course yeah let's let's talk a little about how we fix such a system. i know you're not a republican so that must mean you're a democrat because those are the only options out there from what i've heard. no actually speaking of that i do want to speak to what you are what you claim you actually have an awesome spoken word piece that addresses that are you saying call me in an arc as socialist commie leftist because you don't know the difference but all those words sound scary and when you call me un-american what you're really saying is that i'm anti-war are not brainwashed or white washed this is what i
stand for. so you're an anarchist is what you're saying i'm a comic. i get called those things by people who don't know what those words mean. when you get called those things by people who do know what the words mean sometimes. but yeah i mean it's part of this is like the human mind wants to categorize right like you see somebody walking down the street and even though you might not be conscious of it you're trying to put them into to folders that your brain already has pre-made that's just how the human mind is and there's nothing inherently wrong with that it depends on how you act on that categorization so we've just come to again be programmed in this country that well we have two parties which as you mentioned it's like well every republican or democrat and luckily now we've been seeing those means around facebook that say awake and you check that box instead but there is this sort of idea that talks about that if you create barriers but allow very lively debate inside those barriers people will think that they are free to debate and they have choices and if you're free range
inside of a cage you're still inside a cage but if you can make those people believe that they're free range and that's all that matters little the perfect example of acting like we have debate right now that's going on is the health care debate right where it's most ninety whatever percent of the debate on our mainstream television about health care is obamacare or trauma care or maybe don't throw in fix obamacare and so it's like well what about the side of the debate. we should all just have health care what do you do you did a brilliant piece about that and it's true the problem is that people aren't taught how to think they're taught what to think and what another thing that art does kind of circling back to that first thing is art teaches people to think outside the box and outside the confines of a capitalist system that wants you to be very nice oriented and so you can you can still like this idea of automatic human categorization is fine but start doing it and start questioning why you're doing it how you're doing and i doing this you
know there's another one. there's another poem in there called friends across enemy lines that says like who do you hate and why you're taught to hate muslims because they're muslims but why they're exactly like you the difference between you and them is so much smaller than the difference between them and their leaders and you and your leaders and understanding that and starting to question that is something that art can do and it's something that's very necessary for us to get out of the the confines set for us by the system and raul martinez is a great documentary called lottery of birth where it's basically you know if you brought shrink it all down it's the fact that if you're born into a certain society almost all the time you're going to believe what that culture has taught people and so if we know that i mean pretty much everyone would admit that if you were born a muslim would you believe you know in that religion oh yeah probably like or most people it's like if you if we can all agree on that then shouldn't we all agree that there's no reason to hate those people it's that was born a different place different different society different culture but that means
questioning and questioning you know it's hard it's hard the terrorists win when you question. so where do we go when a in a post-capitalist world a poster you know prophet over people society you actually did a video or a few videos on the roof of a in syria region that's doing something really interesting and i've hardly heard it talked about mainly just from you don't tell me more about. yeah interesting the enough i job is such an inspiring story basically the the very long story short of the kurds have been an oppressed group for hundreds of years and there is in northern syria there's a part of syrian kurdistan called of the ridge observation and basically what they've done is they've created a flat structure and still creating a flat structure a gala tarion very very feminist community their communities it's a string of communities that are anti-capitalist anti patriarchy and. at the same
time are fighting isis and syrian rebels and the proxy war that's going on between the us and so they're fighting on several different fronts but their main front is that they're fighting for their right to live in an equal society of their choosing they're fighting for their of autonomy and some people call it an arche some people call it democratic and federalism it doesn't really matter what you want to call it but it's a beautiful example of community building even even i mean obviously capitalism hasn't fallen but it's a great example of what we can start doing now before capitalism falls because if you look historically in the ashes of fallen systems human beings have a tendency to rebuild a version of what just about all because we want to feel sort of comfortable in this maner that we're used to but the problem with that is that hierarchy hierarchical systems will always default to some level of oppression and what they're doing in her job is is completely disbanding these hierarchical systems and
creating something that's flat structure and we can start doing that by taking those kind of examples so taking away from the broader and bringing down the specific if this is the kind of post capitalist system. the national weather service in mount holly new jersey has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern mercer county in central new jersey northeastern burlington county in southern new jersey southeastern bucks county in southeastern pennsylvania until six thirty pm at five forty one pm a severe thunderstorm was located over columbus for eight miles south of trenton moving east at five miles per hour hazard sixty miles per hour wind gusts and quarter size hail source radar indicated impact minor damage to vehicles is possible expects damage
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light bulbs but don't think that that will fix everything because if reasonable tote bags fixed everything we'd have racial equality when movie paid as much as men climate change wouldn't be an issue so but we've been taught that we're individuals not citizens and we need to switch that thinking and understand that we are part of a human community and it's our job to work together to fight the system that is the biggest polluter that is the biggest oppressor it's not it's not whether you recycle your water bottle well so that i'm sort of my toe. to toe but i don't know carrot but. finally you just repeat where people can find your book your t.v. show your poetry your live performances and your homemade clay pot so you know i'm going. well. so the book is available art killing apathy dot com which is my my website and art killing apathy dot com slash performance you can find where i'll be so far i have dates in new york l.a. san francisco and d.c.
with more being added hopefully and the show is called act out it airs every friday night at ten pm on free speech t.v. it's also online every wednesday you can find out more about that at occupy dot com slash act at all right there it is thank you so much for joining me. let's go to a quick break but i have live comedy shows coming up in seattle and washington d.c. email redacted tonight at r t america dot tv for details and tickets also check out our podcast called moment of clarity it's free on i tunes and stitcher i'll be right back. i'm going to do just that if you're watching your. question. i do not know if the russian state hacked into john podesta e-mails and gave them to wiki leaks but i do know barack obama's director of national intelligence has
not provided credible to support his claims of russia i also know he perjured himself in a senate hearing planned three months for the revelations provided by edward snowden he denies to be n.s.a. was carrying out wholesale surveillance of the u.s. . the hyperventilating corporate media has once again proved to be an ethical choice for government claims that cannot be verified you would have thought they would have learned something after serving as george w. bush's useful idiots in the lead up to the invasion of iraq. it is vitally important that the press remains rooted in a fact based universe especially when we enter an era when truth and fiction are becoming indistinguishable. welcome back to redacted in i.v.i. pay so i have new evidence that our voting system on a on a on
a scale of one to ten our voting system is a pile of garbage just being fast during stink lines coming off a bit pio garbage ok there's. there's a hacking convention in vegas called def con ok and they had to have you mentioned they had what they called a voting village they had a room that was just voting machines of various kinds could a lot of states you know states cities they have different kinds of voting machines so they had a bunch of these it all like driving voting machines in this room and they let hackers come in and they said do what you will let's see let's see how hard it is for you king of the nerd kingdom the hacking nerd kingdom can you get into these machines ok now i don't know how others i don't and i don't know anything about hacking or about code but i will tell you this they hacked along they got into just
about all of them ok they they just they tore him up they tore up these machines well a lot of them took not even that much time ninety minutes or so a lot of them one of the machines they even rick rolled. a machine never going to get if you are going to have to you dan develop thing they day made the machine do that that is that is for a voting machine that is the equivalent of wiping your ass with it all right to win vote machine which is another type of software in some of these machines it was used to virginia from two thousand and three to twenty fifteen when it was finally decertified then christian cave that they were able to break to get in to this win vote machine that was used for years in virginia and other places the encryption key was what i wrote it down here they were able to get this out of thin air they figured this out they encryption key was a. b.
c. d. . he somehow i don't know how these hackers did it they were going to get an a b. c. d. so these guys the story tropical book or article on access to the database we can add six voter suppression voters from the voter record. multiple times they own the database thank you the we're good you're. ok now you're starting to understand just how incredibly hackable are voting machines are very very active now most of them you have to be in the room ok they're not connected most of them are not going to the internet so most of this is done in the room is done with the pieces it's done by touching the hardware it's done with u.s.b. ports one of the biggest things you can do want to vote in which is just create chaos in the voting booth if you would just make things confusing and stop then then people don't get to vote now this is how our system was hacked in the primaries by by hillary in the d.n.c.
right phoenix arizona they close something like seventy percent of the polling places so people are waiting in line for hours on end so they just go home so that's one of that's another way to hack our system you just create chaos you just closed voting places in brooklyn new york one hundred thousand people knocked off the polls in the primaries right hundred thousand mainly bernie voters knocked off the ball as you know read headlines you can read articles about it right now they're still up go read a hundred thousand people knocked off the polls so not only does that not go that hundred thousand on the polls but people in line to say what do you mean i'm not trying to vote it creates chaos in the voting place and then people get to vote. our system is incredibly agile so maybe you're asking all if you're consistent all hackable why is that never happened in the past that or votes or elections have been act have ok in two thousand and twelve do you remember this karl rove freaked out on fox news on the night of the election when they called the election for
obama he was great that it was stark and that ohio would suddenly and mysteriously swing to romney's favor at the last minute he just knew it would be going to do a straight up question you went through this in two thousand you almost went through it in two thousand and four do you believe that ohio has been settled no i don't and it is look if we if we if we are calling this on the basis of seventy four percent of the vote be in when seventy seven percent is in secretary of state website i got the director of the ohio campaign for romney on the other into line refreshing the page every few seconds and this went from being when we started this conversation three or four minutes ago one thousand nine hundred ninety five vote margin for president obama to just now nine hundred ninety nine nine hundred and you know he freaked out so much that fox news actually sent meghan kelly running through the old dull ballsed of fox news where the camera crew to go talk to the nerds in the nursery crunching the numbers they sent her dad was like that's
the that's the fox news or equivalent of a cold could be a standard of bals of fox news with a camera to get i can't even imagine the smell deep inside fox news is going to be horrific. but you went down the no why was rove so sure that that that that this would that this was something crazy would happen because it had it had happened in two thousand and four john kerry was set to win ohio which would have given him the presidency he would set the active post he would win everything said he would win and then suddenly and he was winning the votes were hillary would suddenly after eleven pm something crazy happen the computers went down on election night and there was this rerouted through a backup server that had ties to the republican party suddenly when the server came back up everything that's right george w. bush miraculously ahead in ohio how could this have happened it's amazing it's a miracle for the republican party karl rove thought that same thing would happen
in two thousand and twelve that is why he was certain that those were that the calling in for obama was wrong one possible reason why it didn't happen that karl rove was wrong is anonymous anonymous came forward and they claim credit for disrupting the plan to steal the election they claim credit i don't know if they did it or not but they said they did now each of these articles about def-con about how hackable our machines are that came out this week each of these articles they all tried to find a way to insert russia into the story a little little paragraph here there like russia don't forget russia now is the thing almost all of these hacking you had to be in the room for you had to touch the machine you had to use the u.s.b. port you had access to the to the hardware or whatever it was so it was russia had nothing to do with this and whether you are one of these people who
wants to be like. russia bookie they did that. even if you know even if that is your thing which you're wrong but ok even if that is your thing it doesn't matter you and i want the same thing we want to fix this voting system all right yes you are completely wrong as to how this thing has been hacked as to how the primaries were act against bernie you know hacked in various ways whether it's their software it's shutting down polling places whatever election fraud as a whole you and i are completely in disagreement but we want the same thing we want to legitimate voting system we want to voting system that is not currently ranked worst in the western world for voting integrity and how do we do that so basically you want i want to say it's kind of like if you had a roommate and there was a cockroach infestation and you were like we got a really nice guy was in your room i was like absolutely because they are reincarnated nazis and their son to take over my soul with their with their
neon. gas guns and you're like i don't even know what the you're talking about but shore we're agreeing on the exterminator we both agree whatever i don't know about your nazi thing but exterminator it's kind of the same thing here you are absolutely wrong as to what's been going on with our legs and but you and i agree let's get a legitimate accountable voting system we need paper ballots until such time as we can block chain fully accountable on hackable voting system you and i agree. so let's do that how do you do that well you've got to go after our lawmakers you've got to go on a local level on a lower level because a lot of these cities decide on their own which what they're doing whether what economists sheens they're using go back to paper ballots until we have blocked change it's that easy. dammit why are we voting on these pieces of
crap. all right that's all the time i got but go do it fix our system hurry we don't much time keep fighting. most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first one on top of the story or the person with the loudest voice so the biggest raid in truth to stand down lose business you just need as the right questions and demand the right answer. questions. we. don't put. any of.
the mission of news with it is to go to the people tell their side of the story our stories are well sourced we don't hide anything from the public and i don't think the mainstream media in this country can say you know i think average viewer knows that r.t. america has a different perspective so that we're not hearing one echo chamber that mainstream media is constantly spewing. we're not beholden to any corporate sponsor no one tells us what to cover how long the coverage or how to say it that's the beauty of archie america. we give both sides we hear from both sides and we question more that journalists are not letting anything get in your way to bring it home to the american people.
greetings and salutation. all right my hawk watchers i want you to think about what you were doing august second it was it was just a day or so ago on wednesday some i'm sure you can all remember did you wash your car grind away your job debate president trump's latest tweet and whether or not that late afternoon c.n.n. anchor did indeed have a little work. in other words probably felt like any other day of the week but it wasn't not by a long shot you see wednesday.