By Kyle Rearden
“This is the difference between the power of our Creator and anything else, particularly evil, that you go into a pitch black room full of evil, call it darkness, and light a little candle, and instantly, that darkness flees, but you can’t do the opposite. You can’t go into a well-lit room full of truth and wisdom and righteousness and joy and health and harmony with the universal power – you can’t take any amount of darkness and go into that well-lit room and have any effect whatsoever. That is the metaphor which I frequently think of, when I think that I’m not empowered, it is the greatest lesson for me, and I think everybody else to know, that we are on the winning side, and that we’ll win in the end.”
Deborah “Deb” Jordan, Pete Santilli’s (former?) co-host on The Pete Santilli Show.
The Citizens for Constitutional Freedom (C4CF) were a group of American constitutionalist patriots who conducted a sit-in at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last year. They were arrested concurrent with the ambush that got LaVoy Finicum killed by government police. Subsequently, the C4CF membership were charged with violating 18 USC § 372 (“conspiracy to injure or impede officers of the United States”); on October 27th of 2016, a federal jury delivered not guilty verdicts for several, but not all, of C4CF.
Pete Santilli was rounded up along with C4CF and has remained incarcerated to this day. Although Santilli’s charges against him regarding 18 USC § 372 were dismissed before October, he is still behind bars for his alleged role in the 2014 Bundy Affair. Much like Cliven Bundy, the federal government oddly waited almost two years before apprehending both of them, not for their peripheral involvement with C4CF in Oregon, but rather for what occurred in Nevada earlier.
Deb Jordan, for those of you who are unfamiliar with her, is Santilli’s right-hand/XO, for lack of better descriptors. Yesterday on Fascistbook, she published the following (screenshot follows blockquote):
“WHAT I LEARNED: Yesterday in court I learned that out of the top 3 BLM leadership at the Bundy Ranch Protest – 1 is a former US Marshal and the other 2 are former Secret Service agents. So what exactly has the BLM become?
“In court yesterday the two BLM agents spoke in military terms to describe their operation at Bundy Ranch – but were offended that the defendants were going to call the BLM militarized – they spoke of surveillance –
“ ‘We had information coming in from our informants that are imbedded with the various Militia that were there and we also had 4 BLM agents who bought clothing at a local thrift-shop to go blend in with the crowd at various meetings and rallies they were having down there’ ”
Excuse me, but how are the rest of us supposed to know whether this is true or not? Just take Jordan’s word for it? If so, why?
Shane Radliff and I already published, The Libertarian Case for Judicial Transparency, exactly because of issues like this. Given that Shane was able to build an archive of court documents regarding a variety of political prisoners, then why can’t Jordan do the same, even if only just for her boss? Can she not afford to “liberate” those court documents from PACER (the federal judiciary’s paywall), or is there something else afoot?
This is the kind of laziness I expect from the lamestream media, not someone who advertises themselves as alternative media (or “the alternative to the alternative media,” as Santilli himself as put it). If Jordan simply expects her Fascistbook followers to blindly accept whatever she says, then she’s no journalist, but instead a biased sycophant. Actual journalism would be something more like The Origins of the Harney County Committee of Safety or The Demonization of the Costilla County Off-Grid Homesteaders: How the San Luis Valley “Just Us” Group was Sabotaged, given that those articles were extensively open-sourced (and thus, independently verifiable).
Simply put, there’s no way to independently verify Jordan’s statements without any court records, but I doubt she’s going to release them for free download, as any good open-access practitioner would otherwise do. Her failure to do so is to effectively spit on the legacy of the late Aaron Swartz‘s legacy, who would have been 30 years old had he survived his own persecution by the federal government, when he was facing 35 years in prison and over $1,000,000 in fines and assorted court costs for simply copying articles off of JSTOR. Much like RevolutionRadio’s despicable paywall, I reject the credibility of people who claim they “want to get the word out,” yet refuse to provide transparency, even when the technological capabilities are more user-friendly than ever!
Let this be a lesson that none of you ought to give credence to anyone who claims that such-and-such occurred during a courtroom trial, but who’d apparently prefers to have their followers being stonewalled. Whether she be incompetent or worse, the fact of the matter is that Deb Jordan must not care for her (former?) boss too much, because the very least she could do is to release the court docs, instead of just ranting to her audience the latest “updates” about Santilli, as if we’re supposed to take what she says as Gospel.
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