Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dr. Eowyn: Former manager of Obama Foundation claims Obama is a Luciferian

Isaac Green has a channel on YouTube called “Anti School“. His Anti School is also carried on The Washington Pundit blog, as you can see in the blog’s banner (click to enlarge):

In a recent Anti School video, Green interviews a man who claims Obama is a Luciferian. The man’s visage is concealed from the camera for fear of his life, and is identified as the co-founder of Washington Pundit and a “former manager” of the “Barack Obama Foundation”. (H/t Voat)

Note: The Washington Pundit does not identify its founders or even its posts’ authors by name. The blog’s “About” page is a blank.

There are two Barack Obama Foundations:

(1) The non-profit Barack Obama Foundation in Chicago was created in January 2014 to oversee the creation of the Barack Obama Presidential Center (or library) and the construction of its campus, in partnership with the University of Chicago. Curiously, the center will not be part of the presidential library network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration.

The Foundation’s “leadership team” makes no mention of a “manager”. The team consists of:
  • David Simas, CEO
  • Robbin Cohen, Executive Director
  • Jordan Kaplan, Chief Development Officer
  • Michael Strautmanis, Vice-President of Public Engagement
The members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors are:
  • Marty Nesbitt, Board chairman and a longtime friend of Obama rumored to be the actual biological father of Obama’s daughters.
  • John Doerr, venture capital financier.
  • Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of Studio Museum in Harlem.
  • Mahalia Hines, board president of non-profit Common Ground Foundation and a former high school principal.
  • Glenn Hutchins, director of AT&T and of Federal Bank of New York.
  • Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts.
  • David Plouffe, Democrat Party operative and Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign manager.
  • Penny Pritzker, Democrat Party donor; former Obama Administration Secretary of Commerce; founder/chairman of global investment firm PSP Capital and Pritzker Realty Group.
  • J. Kevin Poorman, president and CEO of PSP Capital Partners.
  • John Rogers, investment managers.
  • Michael Sacks, investment manager.
  • Juan Salgado, chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago.
  • Juliana Smoot, Democrat Party fundraiser and former White House staffer.
  • Maya Soetoro-Ng, Obama’s half-sister.
  • Robert Wolf, founder/CEO of 32 Advisors.
(2) The non-profit Barack H. Obama Foundation in Virginia, which is about charity work for Kenya and unconnected to the construction of the Obama Presidential Center:

Malik Obama
  • The founder of this foundation is Obama’s older half-brother, Abon’go Malik Obama. The two men share the same father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., but have different mothers; Malik’s mother was Obama Sr.’s first wife, Kezia. In the 2016 presidential election, Malik supported Donald Trump and attended the third Trump-Hillary debate as Trump’s guest. On March 9, 2017, Malik tweeted an image of Barack’s Kenya birth certificate.
  • The Barack H. Obama Foundation website makes no mention of a “manager”.
Here’s Isaac Green’s video:


Green begins by saying that the Barack Obama Foundation is “a money laundering front” for “criminal activities”. This is what the interviewee (let’s call him Mr. X) said:
  • “I was the manager of the Barack H. Obama Foundation,” which was named after the father of Barack and Malik.
  • As manager of the foundation, Mr. X had worked with and was friends with Malik Obama who provided him with “all the intel” on former President Obama (henceforth, we’ll refer to him as “Barry”).
  • Malik “does not know” if Barry was born in the U.S. “Others” say Barry was born in Indonesia, and came to the U.S. on foreign exchange as “Barry Soetoro”. (Soetoro was the name of Barry’s Indonesia step-father, the supposed second husband of Barry’s mom.)
  • Malik said he’s “technically” Barry’s half-brother, but the two men actually have different fathers. In other words, according to Malik, Barry’s bio dad is not the Kenyan, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr.
  • Barry’s maternal family, the Dunhams, “is CIA” — his grandfather Stanley Dunham was in the U.S. military but worked as “an informant for the CIA”; Barry’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was a CIA “operative”; Barry’s real father was Frank Marshall Davis, “a Soviet spy who worked for the CIA”. (Note: Davis was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA.)

Obama (l); Frank Marshall Davis (r)
  • Barry himself is “in reality, a CIA operative through and through”. His real name is Barry Soetoro. (Note: Barry had registered at Occidental College as “Barry Soetoro”. It is rumored that his name at Columbia University was also “Barry Soetoro”.)
  • The CIA “forged” Barry’s Hawaiian birth certificate.
Note: According to InfoWars, Dec. 12, 2017, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigators discovered “bombshell” evidence that the CIA and/or other government entities had illegally hacked into Hawaii Department of Health records searching for birth records on Barack Obama.
  • As a “community organizer” in Chicago, Barry actually was “in charge of the Chicago mafia”. After Barry became POTUS, Rahm Emmanuel, the mayor Chicago, took over as head of the mob.
  • Both Obama Foundations are fronts for money laundering — the Barack Obama Foundation (that oversees construction of the Obama Presidential Center) and Malik’s Barack H. Obama Foundation, of which Mr. X claims to be a former manager.
  • Mr. X says Malik is a “good person” but not “on the good side” and that the foundation gets only $200 in donations a day. Malik has dual U.S.-Kenyan citizenship and lives in a Section 8 (government subsidized) apartment in Alexandria, VA. The enmity between Malik and Barry, and why Malik supported Trump, stems from Barry’s refusal to support, but actually “blocking,” Malik’s Barack H. Obama Foundation.
  • According to Malik, Barry is “completely different” and “the opposite” of his benign on-camera public persona.
  • Although he was raised a Muslim by his mother, Barry, i.e., former President Barack Obama, is not a Muslim. “He is a Luciferian,” i.e., a satanist — “he sacrifices children” and “does all the spirit cooking stuff you hear about in the Podesta emails”. Obama had “children brought to the White House all the time. The White House under Obama was an epicenter for child sacrifice.”
See “Spirit Cooking cannibalism and Obama’s bandaged middle finger
  • The $65,000 to fly “hotdogs” and “pizzas” from Chicago to the White House was “not food” because no outside food is allowed in the Obama White House because of his fear of being poisoned. But Mr. X said the $65,000 “hotdogs” and “pizzas” were “not children”.
See “Obama spent $65,000 to fly ‘pizzas’ & ‘hotdogs’ from Chicago
  • Obama took out Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi because Gaddafi wanted to create his own currency and refused to buckle to the West. Post-Gaddafi Libya is chaotic and has become a major venue of child and slave trafficking.
  • The Obama Administration “instigated” the Libyan, Egyptian and Syrian uprisings, of which only the uprising in Syria failed because of Syrian President Assad.
  • The CIA, “Obama’s handlers,” trained ISIS and the Taliban. Although Obama had not “founded” or created ISIS, he built them up with financing and weapons.
Note: The Obama Administration’s role in supplying weapons to ISIS is confirmed in the December 2017 report, Weapons of the Islamic State, the product of a 3-year investigation in Iraq and Syria.
  • On whether Michelle Obama is really a man, Mr. X thinks it’s “just a joke,” but the daughters Malia and Sacha are “actors”. Mr. X admits “I don’t have proof on that”.
See “Michelle Obama is a man: See the junk moving in his pants” and “Where are Obama’s daughters’ baby pics and birth records?

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Preston James, Ph.D.: The Ruling Cabal’s habitual use of government assets to oppress and lie

Preston James, Ph.D.
The Ruling Cabal runs a secret invisible government and uses its vast USG assets to oppress We the People and truth itself.
… by  Preston James
The Ruling Cabal uses USG law enforcement agencies, Intel agencies, and the many other agencies of the USG to oppress We The People and to oppress truth. This is all done in order to protect their own interests instead of ours as is their Constitutional mandate.
The Cabal does all this unconstitutionally and in abject violation of the thousands of Federal Laws they conceived themselves and paid their cutouts in Congress to pass.
The Cabal has been deploying false-flag terror to militarize the American police so that they can be used to oppress We The People and generate massive societal chaos and distrust of authority. This is part of their age old plan to destroy the American Constitutional Republic.
No greater hypocrisy ever existed. This massive collection of federal law makes it easy for them to indict anyone at almost any time, but they are exempt from these laws due to their powerful control of the agencies that enforce these laws.
Most federal grand juries are cherry-picked to be easily manipulated by crooked US Attorney prosecutors they could indict a grapefruit.
Of course, no judge ever informs any jury about their Constitutional right to declare a defendant innocent if they believe the law is unjust or unconstitutional or allows anyone to pass leaflets declaring such outside the courthouse on public sidewalks.
The City of London is a separate nation-state inside London, a business center about 1 square mile in area.
The USA was transformed into a corporation in 1887 and all judges are actually corporate enforcers of corporate law whether they realize it or not.
In 1933 the USA, Inc. was declared bankrupt and the assets of all US citizens were declared collateral on the debt transforming us into chattel of the Cabal. US Attorneys are licensed under British Barrister Law and operate as extensions of the City of London whether they know it or not.
American licensed attorneys carry the title Esquire after their name which is illegal according to the US Constitution.
Widespread, massive oppression of We The People by the Cabal using USG assets.
This widespread, massive oppression of We The People by the Cabal includes the oppression of whistle-blowers, dissonants, truth-tellers and anyone they deem to have become or could become an obstruction to the implementation of their Luciferian Globalist NWO Plan.
The Cabal’s long-term Globalist NWO Luciferian agenda.
The Ruling Cabal has now activated its long-term Globalist NWO Luciferian agenda to reduce the earth’s population of humans by 90%, and has deployed hundreds of soft-kill and hard-kill programs to do so.
The final stage of their Globalist NWO plan involves the complete elimination of humans, with the substitution of their own manufactured mechanical/biological androids with their own implanted memories.
They believe this will allow them to live forever. Certainly, this is one of the greatest if not the greatest mass delusions ever adopted by a large criminal group, in this case the head of the “Pyramid of Power” also known as the 13 families, the Illuminati, the Old Black Nobility, the Babylonian Talmudics or the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (RKM).
Hard kill means are engineered weather disasters using high tech secret means known since at least 1950, and the engineering of perpetual wars with high death counts and lots of wounded and disabled.
Hard-kill methods include engineered perpetual wars and the targeting of US Soldiers with the radiation scatter from depleted uranium weapons to make them sick, to commit suicide in mass. DU also destroys their genetic heritage and cripples America’s ability to defend itself. Soft-kill methods include secret bio warfare to keep lots of folks sick with colds and flu to keep cold remedy sales high and this becomes hard-kill for many especially including geriatrics, reducing their population significantly. 
Top secret very sophisticated mind-kontrol and chemical/biological control systems have been deployed against American soldiers deployed to the Mideast to create approximately 22 suicides a day after returning home.
These means included purposefully contaminated, experimental vaccines given to our troops, exposure to DU, and very sophisticated remote entrainment by psychotronics designed to produce suicidal unremitting ideation.
Order out of chaos–The Cabal’s motto
As the Cabal creates chaos, war, mass death, mass suffering and loss and hell on earth and through very crafty means, it is able to convert these problems to more and more money and power for themselves and their cutouts.
The Cabal creates social and environmental problems so big that they can easily convince the public that only the government has the means to resolve them.
The most evil practices of the Cabal include engineered mass-death by staged wars, and their ritualistic satanic black mass pedophilia, torture, sacrifice and cannibalism of infants and young children. Pizzagate is all true and is just the tip of the iceberg of a worldwide pedogate run by the Cabal.
Hollywood is run by the “Gay Mafia” according to insiders and some of the richest most popular producers rape young actors at gunpoint and threaten to kill their families if they talk. Undeniable facts are now being revealed to the public repetitively and these disclosures cannot be stopped and will themselves result in many of the high and mighty falling.
Millions are displaced from their ancestral lands through engineered wars and other complex covert means, all done to restructure European societies into one that has been “Globalized”. Destroying every nation’s borders, culture and language is an absolute necessity if the Cabal is to be able to attain its Globalist NWO Luciferian system.
Cabal deployment of soft-kill and hard-kill operations to “thin the human herd”.
Pilots and former military have come forth and gone public that the USG is using various black op deniable entities to use specially equipped aircraft to spray toxic chemicals into the sky
Many of the soft-kill methods used to “thin the herd” are top secret high technology such as contaminated vaccines.
One now well documented example of this is the polio vaccine and many other vaccines which also contain the SV40 monkey virus. SV40 is now known to be a precursor for about 40% of the soft-tissue cancers according to some top pathologists.
Recently numerous physicians and medical researchers have discovered that a very powerful toxic cancer-causing substance (Nagalese) has been added to vaccines and foods to create a lot of different types of cancers.
These doctors also discovered an antagonist that quickly stops the cancer. News reports suggest that every one of these doctors has been arkencided or murdered in obviously suspicious circumstances. Perhaps these hit-teams are deployed to protect the cancer industry and Big Pharma?
Ethyl Mercury, one of the most neurotoxic substances known to man is still present in many vaccines and is not needed, present only as a manufacturing convenience and to dumb-down young children, like Fluoride added to the water and present in many processed foods and in most toothpaste.
A peer reviewed study from a top university out east showed that on average Fluoride in the water reduced IQ in children at least 8 points. Note that I am not anti-vaccine, but am against the use of contaminated vaccines and needless, excessive vaccination which is the current practice.
Two vaccines which are needed are the Tetanus vaccine (without pertussis, a dangerous vaccine in the American version) and Rabies vaccine, both real life savers. Some wholistic doctors claim that taking large doses before and after a single vaccination can pull out most of the needless contaminants, but each person needs to research this.
It has been reported from insiders who became whistle-blowers that various quite sophisticated top secret psychotronic means have also been deployed to soft-kill (such as the Venus gun allegedly used to murder Andrew Breitbart).
These advanced highly sophisticated psychotronic devices are also often used to torture, oppress and punish whistle-blowers and anyone believed to be a current threat or a likely future threat. This is not rumor it is now well documented fact with many witnesses. I have personally swept homes of some victims and found exceedingly high levels of targeted EMF present.
The classic book on the real reasons for war by two-time medal of honor winner General Smedley Butler
How does the Cabal profit from the wars and chaos which they engineer?
About 66 Cabal families own the largest blocks of stocks in the defense industry and COL franchise Banking which makes huge profits off of wars that the Cabal orders its Intel cutouts to create.
The Cabal creates an unending stream of international and national threats so large that supposedly only they have the size and power to resolve them.
Their main source of income is the massive profits their corporations make “solving” the very problems they spent years before creating. But of course they claim that only they can resolve them and that they need We The People to give up more and more rights and provide more and more tax money.
How’s that for a self-perpetuating racket? That is why Israel and the CIA created their secret mercenary army ISIS et al, with the Saudi’s paying for most of it. Now that ISIS has been defeated, the first major defeat of the CIA since the Bay of Pigs and the first major defeat for the Likudists ever, the Ruling Cabal (aka RKM) seems to be under direct fire itself for the very first time by the rest of the world.
How did the USA ever get into this mess where our federal government and its agencies and assets were hijacked by the large secret Ruling Cabal and turned against us, declaring a secret war of the USG against We The People?
The visible US government which is located in the District of Columbia is ceremonial only.
The real power that runs the USG lies in the invisible government, best called the Secret Shadow Government (SSG).
And in recent years deep state researchers have come to know for certain that the SSG is actually run by the world’s largest organized crime cabal run out of the City of London.
Insiders call this massive but subterranean organized crime cabal the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (RKM), and many call it the International Banksters. Those on the inside of the Cabal or at its periphery call it the Money-changers.
Long ago, in 1913 the USG was hijacked by the City of London (COL) private central Fiat Banksters who seized control of our monetary system.
These COL Banksters removed the use of real Constitutional money backed by Gold and Silver and substituted their FIAT debt-notes to lend us citizen peons to use at pernicious usury (rates set by them), all the while pretending it was real Constitutional money.
An officially designated pirate base, private nation-state with its own diplomats, just like Washington DC and the Vatican. king free.
These COL Banksters could create any amount of money they needed at will through various simple to complex hidden means, charge it all back to US Citizen taxpayers as loans to them an charge them interest on that money “unknowing borrowed”.
This unlimited ability to create any amount of money needed and spend it any way they want allowed these COL Banksters to get complete control over all the US mainstream media.
hey were thus able to consolidate and transform American Major Mass Media into an illegal News and Media Cartel comprised of six international Media Corporations which these Banksters completely control.
Why hasn’t the US Congress put a stop to this world’s largest financial fraud, the Federal Reserve System (FRS) which is a for profit, private corporate franchise of the City of London and is no more federal than Federal Express?
The answer is quite simple. The FRS serves as an unlimited elastic checkbook for the US Congress. It allows members of Congress to spend whatever they want to please the special interests who give them massive campaign funds for re-election, provides lucrative board positions, speaking arrangements with fat honorariums, and often large and very secret “set aside allocations” in numbered accounts in Caribbean offshore banks. Most members of Congress come in with modest means and leave as multi-millionaires.
What are they selling for such massive gains while claiming to serve the US citizen? They are serving and selling services to special interests while lying through their teeth to their constituents and pretending to serve them.
Members of the US Congress are a pack of lying, bought-off sociopathic secret criminals who have sold out their country for mammon and violated RICO, espionage laws and many others at will, with no exposure or accountability.
How could this be so you might ask? First it is important to note that every member of Congress (except one, Representative Walter Jones) has signed the AIPAC Loyalty Oath to Israel, agreeing to place the interests of Israel first even before the interests of the USA. Folks, this is treason and secret espionage against America.
Representative Cynthia McKinney fully exposed this after she refused to sign this treasonous AIPAC agreement and paid the price by being illegally prevented from winning her next election. She was illegally redistricted out of her area and her opponent was given vast funds, making it impossible for her to win.
Draining the Swamp?
Thanks to the worldwide Internet, the New Gutenberg Press, the swamp is being exposed and many corrupt, evil, pedophile, satanic politicians and insiders are now being dethroned.
The FBI is now being exposed for the criminal, treasonous enterprise it always was. Insiders have always known that the FBI’s job was to protect banks and Banksters and covering up Cabal crimes and the Satanic Pedophile Network while putting on a fake but appealing public image.
And the CIA is now being fully exposed as an evil rogue action-agent of the Ruling Cabal, that continually evokes “national security” as a false cloak to cover their unimaginable evils and engineering of foreign terror and staged wars. More and more folks learn everyday that the CIA set up and runs the drug cartels in South America and is the world’s largest drug trafficker, all done to raise “off the books” money for black ops and buying influence from politicians.
Like many lower level FBI agents, most CIA employees know none of this and have mundane Intel collection jobs. It is the evil Directorate of Operations that does these unimaginably evil crimes, like its assassination of JFK, RFK and MLK and working with Israel and Saudi Arabia to set up their private mercenary army called ISIS.
Insiders have always known that the FBI Division 5 has always secretly set up and run all US domestic terror ops, creating the need for massive new USG expenditures and the unconstitutional taking of more and more of the rights of We The People.
Historically the Ruling Cabal (the RKM) has just been too powerful to defeat. Now thanks to the Internet (best referred to as the New Gutenberg Press) and thousands of insiders who are coming clean and becoming whistle-blowers, the Cabal is now under attack on many fronts in a very powerful information war against them.
This New Gutenberg Press has caused massive populism to emerge inside America and other nations too and is now unremitting and itself is forming a new counterattack on the Ruling Cabal.
This new counter attack on the Cabal is also aided by break-away groups that run the Russian Federation, China and many of their new trade partners and defense allies.
But the most powerful and important part of the attack against the Cabal at all levels is now coming from a certain deep-black faction in the Secret Space War Program that is both unaccountable and unacknowledged even within the defense contractor it is located within.
The Satanic Ruling Cabal has no specific knowledge of what this deep-black faction is, who comprises it or the incredible technology it has now deployed against the Cabal.
This deep-black faction has gained the technology to access all hard-drives, on or off, can eavesdrop using electrical wiring, windows or nothing at all but remote sensing devices, many space-based. Essentially, there is no longer going to be anymore secrecy at all.
This deep-black cell has the ability to access and deploy all secrets to bring down any Cabal member they want and can easily use such means to coerce any Major Mass Media magnate to publish any story they want, and can quite easily now manipulate any member of Congress, the USG, or any corporation to resign when ordered to do so.
Now ponder this reality. The Cabal has traditionally used the USG and its agencies that it hijacked as tools to coerce, abuse, punish and oppress We The People at will and to suppress all truth. In reality the Cabal has been fighting a secret war against We The People and all humans by deploying the USG assets it has hijacked and now controls.
Paradoxically, right now the Cabal itself is being covertly attacked by a far more powerful technologically superior force that they cannot identify or protect themselves against. This is called by some “Cosmic Justice” or “what goes around comes around back at you”. Some just call it “bad Karma”.
Yes, in this case what goes around has come around, back at these evil Ruling Cabal perps who are now outclassed on many fronts by a secret enemy they do not know and one they cannot understand. Stay tuned and watch the “high and mighty” fall one by one.
The Democratic party is now being destroyed and will never recover. After a while the Republican party too will be destroyed and will never recover. What will replace these parties?
Best guess is that it will be a new populist party filled with folks that are sick and tired of the USG being used as a cash trough to feed the DC special interests; tired of the USG and its agencies being used to oppress We The People, while continually violating the US Constitution and the very laws itself created and passed.
If you want to learn more about what is likely behind this new form of Justice and where it is all going, do some research on the history of the Gutenberg Press, how the Internet is the New Gutenberg Press, and the coming new Cosmic Fascism which I have predicted is now on the way.
James, Preston, Ph.D., "The Coming Shift to Cosmic Fascism", Part I (17 May 2018).
James, Preston, Ph.D., "The Coming Shift to Cosmic Fascism", Part II (21 May 2018). 
James, Preston, Ph.D., "The Coming Shift to Cosmic Fascism", Part III (24 May 2018).

Saturday, January 27, 2018

"This does not represent the views of the university": What does that mean?

I know that I am not the first person to ask this, but when did universities start having “views”? When some professors indulge their rights to free speech or put academic freedom into practice, they can sometimes express views that some members of the public find controversial, distasteful, or reprehensible. In such cases, one frequently reads their university administrations publishing memos to the effect that, “Professor X’s views on Subject Y do not represent the views of the university”.
What does that mean? Has “the university” studied the subject to the same degree as the professor, thus allowing it to conclude its views are the correct ones? Was the professor supposed to be instructed on the correct views to represent, since the job of professor apparently means not having an independent mind? Does it mean that Professor X does not represent the views of all professors and students at the university? How could anyone ever assume that one professor spoke for all others? Does it instead mean that the professor does not represent the views of those in the administration? The support staff? If so, who caresAnd where exactly did the university administration publish its “party line”?

When I was twice hired for tenure-track positions, the one thing I recall no Dean ever telling me was: “Here is a list of the views of the university. Only if you uphold these views can you consider working here. Should you ever express any differing views, you may be subjected to disciplinary action”. Nonetheless, the attitude of some university administrations in North America is that they have a right to publicly castigate faculty for not toeing the line. It is as if “the university” has been reduced to working as a mere cell of a ruling political party.

One could ask similar questions as above, only in reverse. What entitles administrators to speak for the university as a whole? How do they know that Professor X’s statements really do not reflect the views of the university? Did they ever consult faculty and students? Where is all the survey data that reveal the views of faculty on any subject? How is “the university” defined? Is it just the board of governors? Whose views does the university represent? Since I work in a public university - Canada only has public universities, with maybe one or two little exceptions - can we then assume that the “views of the university” neatly align with the broad majority of the public that we presumably are meant to serve? Is it the job of professors to simply reflect the views of others? Since when did it fall to professors to “represent” their universities - and will they get paid extra for doing PR work?
Three transformations have happened more or less simultaneously, and relatively recently, which may explain these bizarre communiqués from university administrators. One has to do with the politicizationof university directorates, especially as even public universities have turned to support from private donors, most of whom have big axes to grind. Private donors are keen to buy support, and silence. Few are the donors who give generously just because they are thrilled by learning - that would be too countercultural in the North American context in which we lionize our meat packers and vilify intellectuals. From this first point, where private donors act as lobbyists for special interests, almost all else follows. To assure donors that universities are being run in a “smart” fashion, administrators have multiplied administrative positions and stacked them with persons from the private sector, who draft “strategic plans” and design what are essentially corporate business models.
In other words, politicization stems from privatization and corporatization - this is the neoliberal transformation of the public university. To be clear, this transformation has its origins neither in university administrations nor the private sector, both of which lack the political power and authority necessary to effect such a transformation. Instead, governments are the ones that actively took the decision to cut back on funding for public universities, which is their responsibility, even as taxation levels either remained the same or continued to rise. They chose to redirect public funding away from universities, just as they did with education as a whole, as well as healthcare, social welfare, and so on. Governments pressed universities to raise funds from private sources, just as they pressed them to expand their governance by including more individuals from the private sector.
The second change has to do with universities seeking to raise their public profile, to gain visibility, and advance in the rankings through enhanced public recognition. To gain recognition, university websites have shed their traditional dull and dour functionality, and have become replicas of CNN. Even the university shields have been tossed, in favor of some terrible, and terribly expensive, brand logos produced by private consultants and graphic designers. Universities now also have “media relations” units, with expert staff that spend their days in Twitter and Facebook, and writing up newsy articles about what select faculty members and students are achieving (more on the political functions of “media relations” units, below). These same media units then do the rounds of the departments, advising faculty on how best to interact with journalists.
To the laughter of everyone in my Department, one team showed us a video that advised us to dumb down our research so that “even your grandmother could understand it”. I still have no idea why they focused on grandmothers, not grandfathers, and why they assume that all grandmothers are ignorant rubes - perhaps theirs are? In addition, the media units encourage us to list ourselves as experts, for any journalists perusing the university website, by listing the presumably edgy and sexy topics we have mastered with our unrivalled expertise. Not enough, they then invite professors to do professional photo shoots in which they pose playfully for the camera, with a single short sentence in huge print next to them which somehow encapsulates their decades of research: “Do humans really like food?”
The third major change has to do with how university administrations understand academic freedom, and separately, freedom of speech. One might say they understand these concepts very poorly, or not at all, but I think that misses the above points. The desire by administrators to chill speech, to counter the embarrassingly contrary statements made by publicly outspoken professors, has to do with assuaging private donors as the public university is realigned with the political interests of the so-called top 1%.The immense irony of this is that it is university administrations themselves that actively pushed faculty into the public limelight in the first place, under the strategic rubrics of “knowledge mobilization” and “community outreach”. My university has posted banners around campus that urge us to “mix it up,” “get your hands dirty,” and “embrace the city, embrace the world” - vapid commercialist fluff.
Even Hollywood took notice. 
Bleak Ben Stiller bleakly walked past some of these same bleak posters in his recent bleak film, “Brad’s Status,” which apparently was partly shot on the campus of Concordia University (not that the university is listed in the credits of the film - in fact, the movie credits claim the film was shot either in Hawaii or Boston, Montreal itself is not even mentioned
Vapid commercialist fluff posted around campus: "Teach For Tomorrow" -"Double Our Research" - "Mix It Up" - "Get Your Hands Dirty"

Source: screenshot from the movie, Brad's Status, via Zero Anthropology 
Having urged us to “get out there,” university administrators then later express regret when they feel compelled to counter a given professor’s statements with press releases affirming that “this does not represent the views of the university”. This is an “own goal” on the part of university administrators. They have worked assiduously to make the university into a media organization, to turn professors into celebrity advocacy-journalists, and to make the institution responsive to market audiences to such an extent that the autonomy of the university becomes untenable.
Firings of tenured professors by university administrations, over a difference of opinion, are still relatively rare in Canada, when compared with the US or the UK. In fact, it is not an easy option: tenured professors have not only the protection of their tenure, but of their union, and a legally binding contract negotiated with the union on behalf of faculty which ensures academic freedom and due process. Faculty unions in turn belong to a national umbrella organization, CAUT, which boasts a multi-million dollar academic freedom fund and gets actively involved in supporting faculty. Canadian universities are also deeply fearful of lawsuits which could easily demolish their already frail budgets, most of which are running deficits already. Poor financial management and the backlash of legal damage often results in the top administrators being toppled.
Rather than go the messy route which, heaven forbid, could also give rise to “bad press”—good lord, not “bad press,” that’s the other court which administrations fear - administrators have had to develop quieter, more insidious and subtle forms of suppression. The way to send “the right message” to the outside world, to properly convey the unspoken “views of the university,” is to publicly promote and praise certain select professors, the ones whose views and whose work best align with those of private individual and corporate donors, or with the ruling party, or the military. To take a recent example: as Donald Trump neared electoral victory, articles were published on the university website, in its magazine and elsewhere, that featured the expert analysis of select faculty - strangely enough, all of whom were clearly pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Trump, a number of them American expatriates, and who evinced a certain Liberal Party affinity.Unlike in a real university, there was no debate among this small cluster of people bewailing the dawn of the “post-truth” world.
The paradox is that neoliberal university administrators have adopted a policy of containment, at the same time as they seek to publicly advertise themselves. Not wanting “the wrong views” to get notice, they engage in restricting speech by selecting that speech which suits their purposes. Speech is thus not just restricted, it is regulated, by promoting only those persons whose views are safe and deemed worthy of recognition. Speech is thus effectively restricted to those academics that the administrators judge to be “qualified” to speak, thereby limiting not only what is said, but who can say it. Media relations departments have the primary responsibility of inventing online rituals around speech, practicing containment through promotion. In some cases such departments actively tutor budding young “public intellectuals” through seminars and by shadowing them online, always ready for the opportune time for that strategic “retweet”. As weak, vain, and ineffective as these policies are, they serve as a useful reminder of how liberal authoritarianism works. In this case, liberal authoritarianism produces fictional representations of “the views of the university,” by thinning out the work actually done by faculty, spreading out the words of a few to represent the words of all.
Another method of indirect silencing is for the university to “celebrate” the media “accomplishments” of select faculty only, by listing stories of faculty who have appeared in the media…only in select media, depending on the “prestige” of the outlet. This is a way to ensure that professors whose views are worthy of being courted by the corporate, neoliberal imperialist media are the only ones featured. In other words, a professor mentioned in a story on CNN is deemed to be worthy of note; a professor who appears on RT, is ignored, as if the event never happened. Selective pride is a way of signaling selective shame. It has the effect of rendering silent the actual media accomplishments of faculty, in order to produce a false picture of where faculty stand, thus assuring the egos of financial donors and politicians. The policy is implemented with the naïve hope that misaligned professors will quietly yearn for that elusive little place on the university website, a place that amounts to nothing more than a few ephemeral pixels seen by few and forgotten by all.
On a range of other issues, near and dear to regime changers, liberal imperialists, and the pro-Israel lobby, one sees the pattern being reproduced, as I can affirm after close scrutiny that has endured for over a decade. If the topics are Iran, Libya, Syria, refugees, wars, nationalism, and so on, one sees the selectivity being actively enforced, even if it means publishing, praising and promoting the same two or three professors time after time. Rather than a university of hundreds of professors, added to tens of thousands students, we become a university of three individuals. Rarely, probably never, do we see university articles dealing with the working class, with poverty and inequality, critical of neoliberalism, globalization and imperialism. Thus the university presents its “views,” of such a one-sided nature and so bereft of any healthy dissent and disagreement as one would find on no university campus that ever took itself seriously.
Viewed from afar, there might even be something comical about a university administration busying itself with inventing a secret university, one that covertly lurks beneath the chosen public representation of the university. That is the point of creating “signature areas” that determine “strategic hiring”: lifting hiring decisions from the hands of Departments, now it is university executives who impose the parameters on what constitutes a desirable candidate, and decide which areas need to be filled. Slowly they thus invent for themselves the university they desire, as opposed to the real one that actually exists. Finally, they will have something they can sell with confidence. One has to almost feel sympathy for the administrators, who feel the keen pressure of public politics and special interest lobbies, into whose arms they have been driven by governments that renege on their obligation to support public universities.
The “views” of the university are a mercantile fiction, a falsehood designed to mislead the public and to caress donors and politicians, the kinds of individuals who are apparently empty and infantile enough to believe that the winning arguments are those that are advanced in the absence of criticism. What if we taught our students that the best way to learn is to ignore whatever they do not like to hear? That is indeed what is being pushed, ironically under the signs of “tolerance” and “inclusion,” the usual neoliberal claptrap.  Thus we witness the university turned into a mere echo chamber for the comfortable, a safe space for moneyed elites to flatter themselves, creating a virtual world of unrivalled ideological purity, contrived harmony, and eternal hegemony.
Finally, messages from university administrators along the lines of “this does not represent the views of the university,” might serve an additional function, but I am just speculating. This might be a polite way of telling rabid members of the public to lay off. We heard you, yes it’s all quite disconcerting, and here is our little statement, now move along. Had universities with their bloated administrations and overt political leanings not wished to enhance their public profiles and represent themselves as quasi-media outlets, they would spare themselves such unnecessary exercises. In the end, pronouncements about “the views of the university” end up multiplying the damage to the university, both as a self-inflicted wounds within the university, and as a sign of intellectual cowardice in the face of bullies. A university administration that engages in such conduct has failed its first and most basic function: to administer university resources in order to facilitate teaching and learning.
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Maximilian Forte is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He writes at Zero Anthropology and has authored multiple books, including Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO's War on Libya and Africa.