Exposing Fake Libertarian Jay Severin since 2003
Has Watertown Made Warrantless Searches the 'New Normal"?
Which Mideast Country still Celebrates 9/11?
And why won't Severin talk about it?
Pair of Israeli Twins win 'Best Costume' for Purim 2013
Hey, Best and Brightest, don't hold your breath waiting for Jay Severin to mention this story pertaining to America's "best friend," Israel. Severin has never even mentioned the Five Dancing Israelis who were busted celebrating the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11 or the extensive Israeli spy ring that was broken up shortly thereafter.
If these Israeli kids were Iranian or North Korean or Chinese, being dressed up in a costume like this, you can bet Jay would be all over this story. Severin's deadly silence on Israeli duplicity puts him firmly in bed with the very liberal media elites he claims to despise. Like them, Jay pretends to be America-first, but his behavior betrays that his primary allegiance is to a foreign government, not to the US Constitution. And we know what that makes him...
For a 5-minute synopsis of Jay Severin's favorite 9/11 conspiracy theory, watch this video
How Jay Severin helped make Obama King
February 6, 2013
"The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing, blindly, to assume that government accusations are true without any evidence presented or opportunity to contest those accusations. The entire theory justifying Obama's kill list relies on this authoritarian conflation of government accusations and proof of guilt."
-- Glenn Greenwald
Does the above quote remind you of someone? For ten years we Best and Brightest have been warning Severin's audience about his phony love for the US Constitution. We have cautioned that any true constitutionalist would recognize the gigantic difference between a person being a "terrorist" and a person being an accused terrorist. We had learned from the great libertarian talk host Gene Burns during the 1980s and 90s that the true test of a people's constitution comes in times of great turmoil, not in times of peace and tranquility. I.e., it is easy for a country to stick by its professed principles when times are good. But when times get tough, sometimes the people will fall prey to demagogues seeking to destroy the rule of law. So Severin's routine insistence after 9/11 that anyone merely accused by the government of terrorism is automatically guilty provided us the smoking gun we needed to know he was a fake, either secretly working for the government or just a useful idiot. Either way, it was clear that Severin was corrupting the libertarian label and needed to be exposed. To fully comprehend Severin's treachery, we point listeners to the must-read masterpiece column by real constitutional libertarian Glenn Greenwald.
Jay Severin Vs. the Founding Fathers
How One Phony Conservative Helped Make Barack Obama
Best and Brightest January 21, 2013
During Jay Severin's early talk radio days on WTKK in Boston, he routinely claimed he was a "strict constitutionalist," an ideological soul mate of America's Founding Fathers. Jay's talk, however, proved cheap, as he cheered ultra-liberal George W. Bush's unconstitutional wars, his "Patriot" Act, his torture chambers and his unprecedented government secrecy.
Today it is easy to connect the dots of Barack Obama's Decidership back to Severin's so-called loyal opposition to Big Government. In retrospect we can clearly see that Severin helped Bush establish the imperial presidency. Moreover, we can safely conclude that Severin understood from the outset, as we did, that all of the new executive powers being assumed by Bush's Neocon Cult would eventually land in the hands of a rabid socialist, another Jimmy Carter - or perhaps worse.
Does Severin really expect us to believe he thought the next Democrat president would abolish the neocons' power grabs, and would not exploit Bush's behavior by grabbing even more? The writing for today's Obama-nation was on the wall as early as 9/12/01, but not only did Severin fail to read it, he actively helped Bush write it.
So here we are, a mere 11 years after Severin's "patriotic" sellout to Big Government and everything we Best and Brightest tried to warn him about is coming true. Maybe Jay thought he was too smart to listen to us, but even so he could have simply heeded the words of the great men he claimed, daily, to honor and revere.
Following are just three well-known Founding Father Quotes that could have steered Severin right while he was loudly cheering, for example, Bush's undeclared wars, his killing of habeas corpus, and his unlawful torture program.
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
-- Thomas Paine
...while he was excusing Bush's spying programs and the FBI's entrapment of innocents in the name of "safety:"
"They that give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety will deserve, and will have, neither:
-- Benjamin Franklin
...while he was ignoring the blatant 9/11 coverup and busily admonishing his audience to fear and distrust all Muslims:
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
-- James Madison
So Jay Severin has no business bitching about Barack Obama's treachery. First he must own up to, and beg America's pardon for, his own.
Sandy Hook Changed Everything
Best and Brightest January 16, 2013
Do you remember, Best and Brightest, the weeks and months following 9/11 when Republican George W Bush's media shills were pushing hard for new centralized federal powers supposedly to keep America safe? Right-wing media personalities made millions delivering beltway talking points that were clearly designed to undermine the Bill of Rights. "9/11 changed everything," they said. "We must now be willing to sacrifice some of our freedoms to gain safety." Because, after all, "the Constitution isn't a suicide pact!"
To sell their "conservative" view point to a freedom-loving America, the Jay Severins and Sean Hannitys of the world needed a bogeyman hiding under our national bed, a political scapegoat to serve as the object of our new-found distrust and fear of liberty; a patriotic-sounding rationale for everything from airport groping to political assassinations of American citizens by executive decree.
"Not all Muslims are terrorists," repeated Severin ad nauseam, "but, so far, all of the terrorists have been Muslims."
Today there is a Democrat in the White House and so the propaganda shoe is now on the other foot. Now it's the Rachel Maddows and Anderson Coopers who are arguing passionately to save America from too much freedom. This time it is Sandy Hook that has "changed everything," requiring fast-track draconian legislation and even executive orders by our Dear Decider, if need be. Only this time the evildoing subgroup threatening America is us.
You see, not all guns shoot innocent babies, but, so far, all of the shot up innocent babies have been shot by guns.
Muslims and guns: you just can't trust'm.
And notice the eerie similarities between the news media's "coverage" of the Sandy Hook and 9/11 investigations. Despite troubling inconsistencies and a strong odor of coverup, no hard questions are asked. No serious digging for missing information or demands for more transparency. No healthy skepticism toward agenda-driven politicians. No pointing out the bizarre behavior of public officials who appear for all the world to be clueless liars. Instead we see supposedly objective journalists fawning over every word officials say and parroting whatever absurdity they are told, all while using the tragedy as an excuse to bombard us with their own personal freedom-crushing opinions. Rather than doing their actual jobs on Sandy Hook, the mainstream media are unashamedly advancing a political agenda by redirecting the public's attention to emotional stories of murdered innocents and heart-rending tales of selfless heroism. Just like 9/11.
Here is how the game is apparently played: A major traumatic event takes place and stirs up talk of urgently needed crackdowns on liberty. The public is fed a 24/7 diet of contradictory and in many cases ridiculous information about the event which goes completely unchallenged by a compliant US media. Americans who still care about truth and about their freedoms are forced to speculate on the missing/conflicting information. Mainstream media then dutifully label anyone caught speculating as "crazy conspiracy theorists." Next, a fear of being labeled crazy tamps down public opposition and the newest anti-freedom policies slide easily into place.
The neocons' destruction of the Bill of Rights after 9/11 was nearly total. Only the 2nd amendment was spared their fascist ax, probably because Bush Co knew they would alienate a large chunk of their base and jeopardize the game if they went "there." So messing with the Big Kahuna, America's gun rights, would have to wait for a Democrat Decider, and a different kind of catastrophic catalyzing event to frighten and silence Americans into submission. Just like 9/11.
So the sudden outpouring of grave concern by guys like Jay Severin and Glenn Beck for the Bill of Rights may be refreshing to finally see, but it is far too little and far too late. Barack Obama is merely putting the finishing touches on their betrayal of America.
Innocents Betrayed: The True History of Gun Control Worldwide
Gruesome Hypocrisy: Child Killer Obama Preaches Protect the Children!
Political Brown Noser Jay Severin is a Hypocrite
Best & Brightest, December 7, 2012
We don't listen to Jay Severin very much these days. After 12 years of monitoring his shows, we have done our time in hypocrisy hell. But one thing is clear about Severin in the month or so since the 2012 election: he has barely finished wiping RINO Mitt Romney's ball juice from his treacherous chin and he is already bitching about the GOP being infested with RINOs. Once again, Severin is hoping his listeners will forget all about his words and actions during the time that mattered - election season. Hoping he can repackage himself as a genuine tea party conservative. Sorry, Jay. You don't call us your Best and Brightest for nothing. We remember who you supported for president in 2012 and we know you remain a traitor who kills the Constitution by pretending to champion it.
Why Most Americans Can't Face the Truth about 9/11
'WE' would never do such a thing!
The so-called 'collapse' of WTC7 proved 9/11 was an Inside Job - for those willing to face reality
Best & Brightest December 2, 2012
Yesterday I had an experience that explained why most Americans have been so slow in handling 9/11 Truth. A fond acquaintance of mine noticed my 9/11 truth T shirt and asked me what it was all about. Being in no mood to beat around the bush, I flat out told her that the hijacked airliners weren't really the cause of the three WTC towers falling down that day and that the truth was that all 3 skyscrapers had been rigged for demolition well in advance. Her jaw dropped as she processed the obvious implication of my words: 9/11 was an inside job.
I was quite disturbed but also fascinated by what happened next: Without skipping a beat, she lifted her hand up and pointed at her own chest, and said: "Oh my God, WE did it???" Her thumb dug into her chest just as the word "we" crossed her lips. I wondered, what on earth would cause an innocent person to point a guilty finger at herself, particularly in a case of extreme evil like 9/11?
With one woman's spontaneous hand gesture, I finally realized the reason for the widespread resistance to the overwhelming mountain of clear 9/11 evidence. I.e., Americans have been successfully conditioned to believe that, because they live in a democratic society, "we the people" must therefore share responsibility for the actions of those we elect. This belief explains why Americans are so quick to defend even the most extreme criminal behavior committed by government traitors. In fact, the more wicked Washington's crimes, the more likely American voters will defend and protect the perpetrators. After all, "we" would never do such a thing!
So when the average deluded American refuses even to look at the smoking gun 9/11 evidence, it is basically a subconscious act of self-preservation; a pleading of the 5th; an avoidance of self-incrimination; an exercising of their right to remain silent.
This is why democratic governments get away with far more evil than even dictatorships do. The dictator does not have the luxury of sharing his guilt with millions of duped tax slaves who actually believe they exert control over their master government.
Government Secrecy: The Last Refuge of the War Criminal
Lieberman Opposes Real Benghazi Investigation
Best & Brightest November 19, 2012
When the senior senator from the state of Israel says no Watergate style investigation is needed for Benghazi, odds are he wants to hide something involving Israel, observes WRH.com's Mike Rivero.
Indeed, Mike. And notice that those in the neocon media who have been desperately trying (and failing) to make excuses for "war hero" David Petreaus are finally resorting to hanging their treacherous hats on the old post-9/11 standby "need for secrecy" - the last refuge of the neocon scoundrel. So their new excuse goes something like this: Yes, yes, of course Petraeus lied!....Duh!, It was necessary for him to lie so's not to "tip our hand" to al Qaeda! Geez. Only an Obama liberal would want to spill our national security beans to the enemy!!
Herein lies another reason why 9/11 truth is so important. The 9/11 false flag attack has become the standby justification for government secrecy. Any time that any piece of information might expose a (real) government scandal, it is simply labeled classified and all mainstream media skepticism ceases. The days of open congressional hearings to get to the bottom of criminal behavior by government are long over, replaced by "closed-door meetings." Because you the taxpaying fool who pays for all the corruption are not qualified to know what really happened. So just shut up and keep watching football.
She Followed the Yellow Brick Road
Best & Brightest Exclusive June 24, 2012
One of the most enduring moments in the iconic movie Wizard of Oz occurs in the scene late in the film where Toto pulls back the curtain to reveal that the Great and Powerful Oz was, in reality, neither great nor powerful. After overcoming a series of harrowing roadblocks in their heroic quest for Emerald City, it turned out that no brains, no heart, no courage and no way back to Kansas were to be found there by our weary travelers.
Poor Dorothy didn't realize until it was too late that she had possessed the power to get back home all along, right in the heels of her slippers. She hadn't needed to waste so much time and energy on the yellow brick road. "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" is the message most remembered. But a more important moral to the story is that the entire nightmare journey to utter disappointment could have been averted at the outset, when Dorothy mistakenly took the advice of well-meaning fools who led her down the wrong path.
So the biggest lesson in the Wizard of Oz is this: If you want to get back home to the real America, don't follow the yellow brick road! Don't waste your time looking to majestic Washington DC or seeking out its wizardly politicians and robed justices to make things right again. All they can do is disappoint. Dorothy learned the hard way that somewhere over the rainbow starts right here where we stand. Start clicking your heels together today by engaging in your town government or maybe state government. But whatever you do, don't repeat Dorothy's mistake. Don't follow the yellow brick road!
Six States, Including MA, Vote to Nullify Federal Laws
Best & Brightest Exclusive November 7, 2012
Great news: Six states flexed their sovereignty muscles yesterday by passing legislation openly defying King Obama's central government. The new "N" word is NO, and six states were not afraid to say it. Full story. Another silver lining to Obama's apparent victory is that a proud commie will be at the helm when fiscal reality strikes in 2013. Obama has received his second term and can no longer reasonably blame others for all that goes wrong.
The man who saw it coming
Amazing 2001 house floor speech by little-known Texas congressman
Well, no one can say we were not warned.
Oh I'm sorry; I thought this was America
Bad Penny Jay Severin turns up online with same old election-year schtick
Republicans good; Democrats bad
Best & Brightest Exclusive October 01, 2012
Have you ever noticed that Jay Severin alternates between being a "radical independent" who is "purely libertarian" during non-presidential years to being a ravenous political cocksucker for the GOP come election time? Either Severin thinks we forget real easy or he knows we remember but figures we are tireless gluttons for his systemic hypocrisy.
Listening to Severin's maiden internet attempt today was almost painful; like hearing an old re-run from his Extreme Games days at WTKK. Just change Gore to Obama. Same show. Same "conservative" talking points. This election is the most important of our lives, yada yada...yawn.
The only interesting moment in the show (which required repeated browser refreshing to work) came when Severin was trashing Gore, er, Obama, over the terror attack in Libya on 9/11 and the lack of defenses in place despite the warnings that an attack was imminent. Jay complained bitterly that Obama was busy "being on TV" instead of dealing with the crisis at hand. He whined that Obama had not quickly enough launched an investigation into the attack, and he ridiculed Obama for pointing his guilt-finger in the wrong direction.
Funny, we don't recall Severin bitching when George W Bush -- on the real 9/11 -- ignored the warnings, failed to respond appropriately, stalled the investigation and blamed the wrong people.
Judge Napolitano: Maybe it's time we tried letting Arabs run their own governments
Severin's Deadly Double Standard on 'Clear and Present Danger'
Best & Brightest Exclusive May 30, 2012
Back in the '00s while George W Bush was pouring American lives, limbs and treasure down the "Operation Iraqi Freedom" rat hole, Jay Severin excused Bush's unconstitutional behavior by saying that as good Americans we ought to get behind the president. After all, Jay argued, the White House is privy to information that we mere taxpaying mortals don't have, so the Constitution and its silly war powers rules should be ignored.
"If the president - any president - believes we must go to war," said Severin repeatedly during the Bush years, "then we have no choice but to believe it and support it."
But, funny, now that a Democrat warmonger occupies the White House, Severin is suddenly capable of thinking for himself: Screw Commander Obama, now says Severin. He has no right to sacrifice American blood and treasure unless there is a clear and present danger to the United States!
But wait, how can Severin know there isn't a clear and present danger in countries where Obama is setting his sights? Is Jay now privy to every White House memo? Is he now suddenly smarter than the Pentagon's generals and majors?
Don't misunderstand: This is not a defense of Obama's Bushian behavior. It is a demonstration of Severin's deadly hypocrisy. While it's certainly refreshing to hear Jay suddenly talking like a real libertarian and a wise skeptic in matters of war, we do not forget his treacherous complicity in Bush's war crimes. The blood of US troops is on Jay's hands.