A Twitter Files Requiem

And so the “Twitter Files” Limited Hangout has come to its inevitable, ignominious end. It is over. The Twitter-Files story is dead. It isn’t pining for the fjords. It is deceased, cadaverous, bereft of life. It has bought the farm and gone to meet its maker. It is Humpty Dumpty. It has fallen off the wall. Nothing can put it back together again.

I have to tip my hat to Elon Musk. It was quite an impressive limited hangout. The way Musk took the potential story of a global network of Intelligence agencies, corporations, NGOs, and assorted “disinformation experts” censoring, visibility-filtering, and otherwise neutralizing dissent as GloboCap executed the “shock-an-awe” phase of the roll-out of the “New Normal” over the last three years … the way Musk took that potentially game-changing story by the throat and throttled it, played around with its corpse for a while like a cat, and then finally threw it down, squatted over it, and obstreperously, definitively defecated on it, that was … well, quite impressive.

If you missed the final twists and turns in the Twitter-Files story (R.I.P), Matt Taibbi, who is currently attempting to enjoy a vacation at Disneyland with the wife and kids, published an update on Racket News, his “Twitter-killing” Substack newsletter covering the juicy bits.

Here’s the “money” paragraph, or most of it …

“In doing all this Elon immolated the last remnants of any reputation he had as a free speech advocate and gave immeasurable succor to the assorted David Brocks, AOCs, and Renee DiRestas who view him as an antichrist. All can now point to his outbursts of cartoon censorship and argue individual eccentric CEOs are the real danger to free expression, not squads of executives working in oligopolistic secrecy with the FBI, DHS, and ten million Pentagon-funded Centers for Securing Whatever. It won’t be true, but Elon’s public meltdown will in the short run take a ton of pressure off these villains, while accelerating the piranha frenzy currently skeletonizing Twitter’s profits …”

What Matt can’t quite say (and I understand why) is that Elon’s meltdown will not just “give immeasurable succor” to the David Brocks, AOCs, and other functionaries and puppets who have demonized him, and “take a ton of pressure off these villains,” it will effectively kill the future of the story, and consign what has been reported so far to the “lunatic fringes” of the Internet, where no one “normal” will ever be forced to pay it any serious attention again.

That, my friends, is called a limited hangout. As I explained in my column in January

“The way a limited hangout works is, if you’re an intelligence agency, or a global corporation, or a government, or a non-governmental organization, and you have been doing things you need to hide from the public, and those things are starting to come to light such that you can’t just deny that you are doing them anymore, what you do is, you release a limited part of the story (i.e., the story of whatever it is you’re doing) to distract people’s attention from the rest of the story. The part you release is the ‘limited hangout.’ It’s not a lie. It’s just not the whole story. You ‘hang it out’ so that it will become the whole story, and thus stop people from pursuing the whole story.”

I was besieged by irate Elon-worshippers, and “unfollowed,” “unfriended,” “unsubscribed to,” and so on, for days and weeks after I published that column. Perhaps a few of them will get it now. The point is, it is over … that was it. There are not going to be any “Covid Twitter Files.” There aren’t going to be any “Nuremberg trials.” The Censorship Industrial Complex is not going anywhere. It is here to stay.

From now on, any further Twitter Files reporting — any actual reporting on the Censorship Industrial Complex at all — will be summarily dismissed as another episode of Elon’s Flying Narcissistic Circus. There will be no more congressional hearings. Anyone who continues to cover the story (i.e., the actual story, not the Twitter Files) will be branded a minion of Elon Musk, “a right-wing extremist conspiracy theorist,” no more serious than a “9/11 truther.”

Matt Taibbi, Michael Shellenberger, and less famous journalists like Jacob Siegel, who in a rational world would receive awards for their work, will be systematically, ritually, spat on. Others will simply be ignored. Mehdi Hasan and other hatchet men will parade around with permanent hard-ons spewing vitriol at anyone who even broaches the subject (i.e., the TV hatchet men will spew, not their hard-ons).

Interest in the story will precipitously decline.

Apparently, Musk’s interest is already declining, and he is eager to “move on to the future.”

Of course he is. His work is done.

Now, before anyone gets all jacked up and starts calling me a “conspiracy theorist,” I don’t believe any of this was intentional, or at least not a conscious plan on Musk’s part — I’m not quite that gibberingly paranoid — but, if the Censorship Industrial Complex, or GloboCap (or whatever you need to call the multiplicitous, supranational network of governments, global corporations, NGOs, Intelligence agencies, oligarchs, media, and other such entities that are radically, aggressively restructuring “reality” in a distinctly totalitarian fashion) … if those folks (or that ideological system) wanted to execute an elaborate limited hangout and immunize themselves against any further exposure of their Orwellian schemes to eliminate dissent and gaslight the masses, they could not possibly have done a better job than Musk.

Oh, and one more thing, and this is for you Musk fans.

Make sure to keep cheering for Elon to keep putting those hilarious affiliation labels on the Twitter accounts of the BBC, NPR, and all those other official propaganda outlets, instead of, you know, just getting rid of all the labels. With any luck, one day soon, we will wake up in a brave, new world where global corporations put labels (or warnings) on us all.

I have a hunch what mine might look like …


CJ Hopkins
April 13, 2023

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12 thoughts on “A Twitter Files Requiem

  1. CJ,

    While I did not have an emotional reaction to your “limited hangout” theory (very little really gets me worked up these days- the outrage fatigue has set in), neither did I really understand it fully until this post. Hangout to me is a gathering of people, and I could not figure out who was gathering on twitter. Now I get it- limited hangout of information to distract from the whole picture. Your theory is validated.

    I applaud your prescience and courage, and have enjoyed and supported your work for some time. Other than staying as close to God and family as possible, what can one do in these days? Not much, from what I have observed. Either the majority of the people want what we are getting, or TPTB have the system rigged to render this result and these puppet “leaders” and this engineered decline. They have the levers of power and will not let go. I am in California, and don’t see any reason to flee, because this disease is everywhere. Storming the Bastille is off the list, so I guess we put them on ignore and live our lives and deal with the new normal when it comes knocking.

    My wife and I (boomers) feel like we have lost something in all this, but I think it is more properly stated that we have awakened to realize that the world we thought we lived in (20th Century America) never existed- this has been going on for 100 years or more, and we are just approaching the final act in the play, the climax, as it were.

    In any event, I merely wanted to thank you for your insight, and when the wave reaches my door, at least I will understand, somewhat, what is up and why.

    Thank you,

    Scott Newton



    1. Scott Pinkoski has a good article in First Things about “The Spiritual Decline of the West” in which he meditates upon the same theme of this apparently-sudden decline.

      Watch out for those who try to say, “Oh, but the nineties were so much better; that’s when the tenets of the multicultural paradise we were building were in full flower.”

      The truth is as you put it. The rot set in long ago; like any evil master plan, we only notice its appearance once it’s too late.

      Sort of how C.J.’s “Zone 23” will be viewed as prophetic by future generations. Small comfort to us now, of course, but then, prophets are always kicked to the curb by their contemporaries.

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      1. Yes they are, and the ones doing the kicking generally believe they are doing the will of the infinite, be it a Deity or some “spirit of the Age”. Like Bruce Cockburn sang about urban guerillas, “They’d blow away Karl Marx if he had the nerve to come around.”


      2. CJ….Your work during the covid years effectively used satire along with a “light” touch to raise very important issues. Now it appears that you cannot appreciate that Elon is following in your footsteps.


        1. My understanding: CJ is stating that Elon is not only, no longer using a ‘light touch’, his hand is off the dial – there’s to be no more info dumps. (imo, all we ever received were limited hangouts – after concurrence by the machine)
          CJ is much kinder in his assessment as I’ve never trusted Musk. He had an affair w (married) A Heard, while simultaneously taunting Depp on social media, at a time when JD was most reviled, & the “me too” MSM was in lockstep. Plus, older vids Re Neuralink brain chips are sufficiently terrifying. Where is the prescience for that aspect?


  2. I would describe a “limited hangout” as being like a “Ted Bundy psychopathic serial murder,” in that his outward appearance was attractive and his personality was quite charming as well as charismatic, but if you became overly captivated by superficiality you’d find yourself entrapped in a situation which would ultimately lead to a slow torturous death.

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    1. Kind of like what might happen to a human collective who welch on a 30+ trillion FRU debt, much of which is owed to major trading partners and vendors of sundry energy sources?


  3. One mans Alt -Right-wing Conspiracy Theory; Is another ” THEY’s” Limited Hangout


    Simon Elmers Gatecrashing post at the NEw Left Forums Website you spoke at


    The Narcissism of Small Differences I feel has crowded into a stale discourse where dissenters who are growing in number are crowded into a smaller and smaller space.
    That’s what my latest Collage of the predicament of communicating in a highly policed modulated frequency of the Cyber Surveillance Gulag is doing to people.
    Divide and Rule,

    It was ever thus,

    “The Position was well put indeed in a famous speech by Jbzl to the graduates of the Central Saturnian University when he said that it was a source of great pride to him that although hardly anybody knew anything any longer, everybody now knew how to find out everything.”



  4. The fact that the ruling elite are 100% committed to destroying all evidence that giants or “nephilim” ever lived on our fair planet is just one of many indicators that something is fundamentally amiss. 1000 eyewitness reports from 100+ years ago, which all evaporated into unverifiable folklore after “The Smithsonian” dudes showed up to collect and apparently “disappear” the 8′-12′ specimen(s), confirm that our quaint evolutionary ideas don’t really tell the whole story of our ancient past.


  5. Musk would be nothing without the Deep State finding him the opportunities and the cash to set him up in business. They need him to focus on SpaceX now, so Twitter needs to sit on the bac burner.


  6. Charles and Camilla in broken England are invited to be the guests of honor at the All England Agricultural Show.

    After they preside over the opening ceremony, the royal couple dutifully walk around to mix with the farmers and look at the exhibits.

    Soon Charles gets bored and heads for the beer tent, and Camilla walks over to admire the prize bull, and never did a male animal have such splendid equipment!

    Camilla is shocked and amazed at the size of the beast’s machinery, and calls over the bull’s attendant, Farmer Clarkson, for a talk.

    “That is a fine animal you have there,” says Camilla.

    “Yes, your highness,” replies Clarkson. “He is a champion, and the father of champions.”

    “Really?” says Camilla, getting excited. “Tell me about him.”

    “Well, my lady,” continues the farmer, “this bull went to stud three hundred times last year!”

    “Really?” exclaims Camilla. “That’s amazing! I must tell my husband about this.” And she runs off to get Charles.

    She finds him in the beer tent, boozing with a bunch of farmers.

    “Come with me, Charles!” snaps Camilla. “I am going to show you an animal that will make you feel ashamed of yourself!” And she drags him over to the bull.

    “Now, my good man,” says Camilla to Farmer Clarkson, pointing to the bull’s balls. “Tell my husband what you told me about this bull.”

    “Well,” replies the farmer, “as I was explaining to Camilla here, this magnificent bull went to stud three hundred times last year.”

    “And that, Charles,” interrupts Camilla, “is almost every day!”

    “Very interesting,” slurs Charles. “But I bet he doesn’t have to screw the same old cow!”


    “God save King Charles”

    The coronation of King Charles The Turd, will be tomorrow at Westminster Abbey.

    How gullible are you?

    Charles ‘The Great Reset’ WEF hypocrite,, heir to the right royal criminal conspiracy and friend to Jimmy Savile the great deceiver and pedophile.

    Charles will finally be crowned the king of lies!

    By the sniveling Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby another deceiver, who has no knowledge of God and is deceiving everyone by pretending that he does know God.

    Selling the greatest fiction ever invented in the whole history of the world.

    All are hypocrites.

    Promoting institutional mental illness and organized superstition!

    Do you know anyone who has ever met god?

    The basic desire to be a leader arises in people who are suffering from an inferiority complex.

    It does not matter whether they move into the political world or into the religious world; the will-to-power is an absolute indication that the man feels himself inferior to others and he wants to prove to the world that it is not so.

    It is not only a question of proving to the world; through the world he wants to prove it to himself too, that he is not inferior to anybody.

    The only way mind can manage it is to make everybody inferior to you.

    There are millions of priests in the world who depend on a single concept of God.

    Drop that idea and all these will be nowhere.

    Right now they have great prestige, power.

    Who will be the pope when there is no God?

    What will be his position?

    The religions have given humanity great fictions to live in.

    Now all those fictions are broken and the masses have nothing left to live for, hence the anguish.

    It has to be understood.

    Ordinarily people live only through the symbol, they have forgotten the real.

    They cling to the symbol, so much so that the symbol becomes the barrier to the real.

    As do the Marxist woke virtue-signaling zombie army destroying the western world at present, it is the most dangerous cult, because they play into the hands of every cunning politician.

    The cult has no mind of its own, no intelligence of its own.

    They despise themselves, their past, their family, all of humanity, freedom, individual merit and intelligence.

    Their mental illness supports and promotes every kind of perversion which they have weaponized to destroy the very fabric of society, to destroy the lives of vulnerable children and to enslave all the confused, unconscious masses.

    In their hands everything becomes poisonous.

    They are already slaves to their own retarded ideology without any resistance.

    They are obedient to a utopian Marxist totalitarian status quo that will destroy them, when they are no longer useful..

    So who will become the revolutionaries that will take down this globalist death cult and their totalitarian hive-mind.

    Who is this rebellious?

    If we continue to live accidentally, then the situation is going to become worse.

    It is better that society takes a new formulation, a totally new program.

    Old programs have failed.

    We can create individuals with great intelligence, individuality, and each generation will be a better generation than the outgoing one.

    Then evolution will be in leaps and bounds, otherwise we are stuck.

    We have been stuck for thousands of years.

    Howsoever dark the night may be, there is always a possibility for the dawn to be very close.

    The progress should be in the hands of creative, intelligent people, the progress should not be in the hands of the retarded politicians and globalist war-mongers.

    Politicians wars against their own people can now be stopped and the terrorist, psychopath, criminal, war-mongers can disappear, permanently.

    This is possible for the first time in the history of humanity.

    Everyone has been asleep not only the past three plandemic years, thus allowing billions of people to be deceived, injured and murdered by the globalist mRNA eugenics agenda, but for their entire lives.

    Since 2020 people were coerced, frightened, propagandized, tricked and threatened like cattle into taking a highly toxic, experimental and damaging fake jab.

    And even after all these crimes against humanity have been committed, it is still impossible to this day to talk freely about these crimes without being censored, ignored. ridiculed, dismissed as conspiracy theorists.

    And still not one person has been held to account?

    Unfortunately, the whole justice system and the police only work for the interests of the so called elites,

    The very people who have planned and executed these monstrous acts.

    So I don’t see justice happening any time soon, unless people reject outright this flawed justice system.

    People of each country need to come together to create conditions to arrest and prosecute all of the perpetrators using newly launched peoples courts, where the people of the land, our lands, appoint honest, independent judges with committed juries – Nuremberg 2.0 – so we can see these criminals brought to real justice!

    With redirected behavioral psychology from the people against the elites, which will see the guilty executed!

    To deter future psychopath nightmares happening.

    Hence, don’t be afraid of totalitarian people.

    Fear is not natural, it has been created.

    It has been imposed on you by the politicians, the flawed legal system, organized religion, the legacy media, and the behavioral psychologists.

    Fear is the antithesis of freedom.

    The more fear you have in you, the less is the possibility of freedom.

    The more fear is there, the less is the possibility of rebellion.


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