Popular YouTube Channels Aimed at Children Bombard Viewers with Bizarre Repetition of Abortion, Suicide, Scat Eating, Torture, & Other Disturbing Themes

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Update 7/27: A local news station in Chicago has now picked up this story, and the #ElsaGate hashtag has begun gaining steam online. Will public concern inspire an investigation into these YouTube channels?

Self-styled online investigators have discovered a number of bizarre, seemingly-related YouTube channels in which cheaply-made cartoons and live-action sketches bombard viewers with disturbing and depraved themes, calling into question the intentions of those responsible for the content. The live-action content features real children.

Co-opting popular characters and viral keywords like Minnie Mouse, Elsa from Frozen, and “superhero IRL,” the videos feature repeating themes and imagery including cheating and infidelity, pregnancy and abortion, simulated sex, injections, dungeon torture, injections, and even defacation and scat eating in their content. Collectively the channels have many millions of views, presumably from children, but adults who have discovered the channels have found their…

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Pop Quiz: Dystopian Sci-Fi Novel, or 2017 America?

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War has raged worldwide since long before you were born. Recession has caused record levels of homelessness in city streets, and every day, more Americans come one small nyc-record-homelessnessfinancial setback away from joining their ranks. Already, economists, bankers, politicians, and academics have begun pushing for a cashless society in order to monitor all spending and earning, withdraw taxes automatically, and institute “negative interest rates” — an academic term for charging fees on savings to force the populace to spend more on something, anything, from the store.

Millions of your fellow citizens have paid to install “Smart” listening devices inside their homes in order to make access to information more convenient, despite revelations from government whistleblowers that intelligence agencies ensure back-door surveillance channels are installed into consumer hardware and software, and that the end goal is to create detailed profiles of every person on U.S. soil. Secret courts have been formed…

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Hezbollah has Stopped the Flow of Arms From Syria to Lebanon

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18 November 2017

By Elijah J. Magnier:

Hezbollah has raised its military readiness on the whole Lebanese territory in the last few days and put its forces on high alert in the light of the threats it has received from a number of countries, and especially from Israel and Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah forces have been mobilised in the event of any hostile activity on the borders or in the country, notwithstanding the ongoing conviction of its leadership that Israel will not wage war in the near or distant future.

According to well informed sources, Hezbollah fears the possible assassination of a well-known Lebanese figure, Sunni or Christian, similar to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. The aim would be to re-mix the cards on the Lebanese scene, accuse Hezbollah and to embarrass President Michel Aoun.

Aoun has raised the challenge against Riyadh during the recent…

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Why Trump rolled over on Russia

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by Philip Roddis, from Steel City Scribblings

Trump’s cave in on rapprochement with Putin shows the hollowness and shallow worldview of this inept narcissist. More importantly, it shows an American ruling class committed to war, cold for now, on Russia. To see why, we must set aside what we think we know about the old one.

Suppose that cold war was not about ‘defending our freedom’. Suppose it was instead about one sixth of the world’s land mass – its vast resources and markets – being closed off to Profit. Why suppose any such thing? Because for reasons beyond my current remit, capitalism’s inner laws of motion demand ceaseless accumulation, even as they drive a tendency to falling profits. I haven’t the space here to prove these things, nor do I ask anyone to accept them on my say so. I ask only that for purposes of inquiry we suppose…

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Haunted by Gaddafi

Maximilian Forte’s analysis of the US-led destruction of Libya and its global implications provide the most accurate dissection of the current neoliberal world order that I have read.

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One thing I did not predict is that, even five years later, what happened to Libya and to Muammar Gaddafi would still cast a long shadow across the centres of European and North American political and economic power. By now, almost all of the leaders who persecuted Gaddafi, have experienced their own demise, by far gentler means and thus even less justifiable than what befell Gaddafi. Almost all of the Libyans that appeared in the videos showing the brutalization of Gaddafi, have themselves been tracked down and killed. My expectation, around the autumn of 2015, was that Libya would be conveniently buried during the US electoral campaign. Reality, fortunately, proved me wrong. Libya has instead become a recurring theme in campaign debates, and apart from Hillary Clinton and some forgettable Republican candidates, everyone else is unanimous that the consequences of US military intervention in Libya were catastrophic. Gone are the…

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The “Arab Spring” and the Seduction of the Western Left

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Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison, the Egyptian Army is back in charge – this time with the support of most Egyptians, who could no longer endure the chaos their elected Muslim Brotherhood government had inflicted on them. In Syria, the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies are in full military retreat – the government of Bashar al-Assad having convincingly won the battle for the hearts and minds of the Syrian people. William Hague and his fellow rogues have been left trashing around for some pretext to “go in” and save their sectarian terrorists. As I write, a suspiciously convenient incident, possibly involving chemical weapons, may do the trick. In Tunisia the Brotherhood regime faces popular revolt, and Libya has descended into utter chaos. Protests in Bahrain continue to be violently crushed by the U.S. puppet dictatorship. In short, the lives of ordinary people are immeasurably worse today than at…

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