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living-the-fastlife · 14 minutes ago
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May Wrap Up 2021
May Wrap Up 2021
Apolgies for this delayed wrap up. In my head, I was convinced I already posted it. May literally has come and gone in the blink of an eye. It seems like this year, in general, has just flown. It turns out, May was an incredibly busy month for me with a lot of ongoing projects taking flight at work and making the most of any breaks in between. Therefore, my blogging activity took a hit, but I’m…
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flowerwreaththings · 49 minutes ago
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Warm moments between royals: 759/∞
May 28, 2021 | Proud father, King Felipe VI shares a moment with his daughter, Princess Leonor at the parish of the Assumption of Our Lady following her confirmation in Aravaca, Spain.
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I have blue jays now! They really like the suet. I had to take it down to refill and clean it, and one flew up on the branch where it normally hangs and just kept making the saddest little “peeps” while hopping back and forth looking for it. It’s there now, buddy!
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US National Security State Imports Siege Tactics From Iraq for a New ‘War on Domestic Terror’
A Requiem for QAnon
How the Fed Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Easy Money
Beijing, the Five Eyes, or Something Else? Who’s To Blame for the Covid Pandemic?
Thoughts on the ‘New Normal’ and the Things That We Are Losing as a Society
Trans Ideology Is Warping Our Justice System
The Disintegrated States of America
A Video, All About Me!
The Biden Administration Is Still Lying About January 6
The US Isn’t an Israeli Puppet, Israel Isn’t a US Puppet: It’s One Empire
The Real Halston
Covid Vaccines May Bring Avalanche of Neurological Disease
US National Security State Imports Siege Tactics From Iraq for a New ‘War on Domestic Terror’Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The Deep State has big plans for a very particular demographic among the US citizenry.
The terminologies tossed into the word salad vary (“domestic extremist,” “homegrown terrorist,” “right-wing fanatics,” “bitter clingers,”) but they all mean more or less the same thing: the conservative, Christian, gun-owning, mostly white, non-compliant remnants of the Middle America middle class.
Operating in lockstep, the apparatuses of the Deep State intelligence community/military-industrial complex—have set sights squarely on uncooperative “libertarian” elements inside the US.
How precisely are “libertarian extremists” — or whatever buzzword de jour the corporate media has weaponized at the moment — defined? Unsurprisingly, loosely and conveniently, however the Deep State wishes to, with a broad, imaginative brushstroke to sweep up the maximum volume of political opponents possible:
“an unholy alliance of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians”
This posturing against “right-wing extremists” (again, simply meaning any individual or group who challenges the dominant neoliberal power structure) is not new in DC rhetoric, but it has intensified dramatically since the so-called “insurrection” of January 6th:
“Former CIA Director John Brennan made the statement that [the] Biden intel community [is] ‘moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about’ the pro-Trump ‘insurgency’… law enforcement, homeland security, intelligence, and even the defense officials are doing everything possible to root out what seems to be a very very serious and insidious threat to our democracy and our republic.”
The CIA is by no means alone in its efforts – this is a carefully coordinated, tightly choreographed operation spanning multiple federal agencies (the so-called “alphabet boys” for their myriad acronyms), including:
The FBI
Department of Defense
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Homeland Security
NSA
US Department of Justice
The US Department of Justice, the enormously powerful agency tasked with enforcing federal law, recently requested an 11% overall budget increase to “combat domestic extremism, racial inequality, environmental degradation and gender violence”:
“Attorney General Merrick B. Garland told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Justice Department needs more money for Biden administration priorities including combating domestic extremism.… Mr. Garland has prioritized efforts to fight domestic terrorism and protect civil rights over the department’s focus during the Trump administration on street crime and gangs… The department is also seeking an additional $101 million to address the rising threat of domestic terrorism.”
One of the major priorities of the Deep State’s “counter-extremism” operations is disarming the American population. In its plea for more resources for the cause, the DOJ submitted a “request for an additional $232 million to curb gun violence”:
“The additional funding would be used to… support improved background checks and more comprehensive red-flag laws, which allow the police to temporarily confiscate firearms from people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.”
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In a nation whose schoolchildren learned real lessons from history and the tenants of civilized society, none of this would be tolerated. Unfortunately, instead, 21st-century children of American public schools learn about gender pronouns and critical race theory from lobotomized education majors fresh out of their indoctrination camps in the liberal social sciences.
What is afoot is the American Empire crumbling in on itself, the comeuppance of decades of public indifference to immoral foreign occupations, of millions of dead civilians overseas, all in the service of advancing the interests of a tiny globalist elite that benefits from war.
The citizenry did nothing to stop the Iraq or Afghanistan wars, and now the ruling elite’s tools of external control and subjugation of far-away populations have been turned inward.
Consequently, normal Americans – even non-violent, relatively apolitical ones who go to work, love their families, and just want to be left alone — are now in the crosshairs of a murderous, bloodthirsty national security state.
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Again, the phenomenon of a government directing its violence onto the population it theoretically exists to protect is not an overnight development.
Since the heyday of the Bush-era neocons’ Orwellian, unwinnable “War on Terror,” civil liberty activists have warned that the siege tactics employed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other immoral foreign wars would inevitably be imported onto US soil for use on the American population.
“This ain’t police work. No, it ain’t. I mean, I can send any fool with a badge and a gun up on them corners and jack a crew and grab vials. But policing? I mean, you call something a war and pretty soon everybody gonna be running around acting like warriors. They gonna be running around on a damn crusade, storming corners, slapping on cuffs, racking up body counts. And when you at war, you need a fucking enemy. And pretty soon, damn near everybody on every corner is your fucking enemy. And soon the neighborhood that you’re supposed to be policing, that’s just occupied territory.”
– Maj. Howard ‘Bunny’ Colvin, The Wire
The new “War on Domestic Terror” waged by the Deep State – aided and abetted by the corporate media —  is not about “liberation” or protecting democracy, just as the previous “War on Terror” at the turn of the century was not about those things in the far-off regions where it was waged.
Instead, what we are witnessing is an unprecedented attempt to assert domination and control over an uncompliant US populace increasingly frustrated with the unrepresentative federalized forces that occupy their land – only this time, the battlefields will be Nebraska and Mississippi, not Fallujah, and the “insurgents” are average Americans, not Iraqis.
When they are met with force, and agents of the repressive federal state killed, as will inevitably occur, it will not be the Nebraska corn farmer who is to blame. Self-defense is an inalienable right of free people everywhere.
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A Requiem for QAnonSunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
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A sign that we’re still in the proverbial fog of war is that theories of all manner of plots and plans abound, giving people hope that even though things look bleak, we’re headed toward that happy ending. And much of the encouraging news online comes from the mysterious, still anonymous “Q” and his cadre of analysts who unpack his cryptic messages for the trusting Q followers.
You see, according to Q, Trump, along with trustworthy military personnel, has been playing 4-D chess all along in order to oust all the Deep State criminals, try them in military tribunals, and sentence them to serve their prison terms in Guantanamo.
And when things turned dicey after the election, Q assured his followers that Trump was in control and was just giving the traitors enough rope to hang themselves. Key Q spokesmen including Charlie Ward, Robert David Steele, and Simon Parkes predicted “The Storm” would come on January 6th—not the storm that actually came, but one that would assure Trump remained in the White House. When that backfired dramatically, it was surely to come on January 20th. And when that failed, Trump was to be inaugurated on March 4th.
With a nod to humorist Dave Barry, in whose decades-long syndicated Miami Herald column he frequently wrote entertainingly wacky stories and then vouched for their accuracy in the same words I’m about to use: I am not making this up.
You’d think the QTards would retire in disgrace after all these false promises, but noooo. The various Q spokesmen assure what may be their millions of followers that Trump will be inaugurated once more on…wait for it… July 4, 2021!
Funny, I thought Sleepy Joe was the de facto President now. I must have missed something.
QAnon’s Redo of America
Now, I recognize that hope is a good thing—even a necessary one. But it needs to be based on reality. So let’s examine a few of Q’s claims to see if they pass the credibility test. But before we do, let me summarize the mismash of QAnon theories, promises and predictions circulating on the Web for at least the past couple of years, but now escalating into the promise of a Brave New World.
According to Q et al., in 1871, Congress sold America to the international banking cartel—an earlier version of what we have today—thus removing the United States  from the Constitution as the law of the land, and creating, in place of the Republic, the Corporation of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  The proof? The use of all capital letters and the changing of the preposition from “for” to “of”, i.e. the Constitution for the United States of America, versus the Constitution of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Got that?
Where’s the good news, you ask? Hold on! It seems President Trump declared the Corporation bankrupt, which may sound bad at first, but then he restored America back to our original Republic so we get to start fresh…and with no debt! And Trump is still the President, though not the 45th—that was for the Corporation—but rather the 19th.
Guess he’d have to change all those “Trump 45” logos on posters, T-shirts and such. And just imagine the confusion for students studying history when they’d learn that Trump was the 45th President, and later the 19th President. On second thought, given the idiosyncrasies of Common Core math, maybe this would make sense to them.
Trust the Plan!
Not only that, but Q assures us that the military is in charge. Huh? You mean as in a military dictatorship? When, historically speaking, has that turned out well for the public? Oh, but these are the “white hats"—i.e. the good guys. And they have a “plan.” “Trust the Plan!” says Q, over and over again, along with “Watch the Show!” and “We’re in control, patriots!” In other worlds, Q, who won’t even reveal his name, posts cryptic messages in the bowels of the internet saying patriots should sit quietly at home eating popcorn while Q and friends save the Republic. Does that reassure you? Me neither.
And what exactly is this “Plan”? Nothing less than a worldwide sting operation to take down not only our domestic coup plotters, but also an international ring of pedophiles, and assorted “black hats"—i.e. bad guys, not to put too fine a point upon it—while ushering in a new Golden Age. I mean that at least quasi-literally, since another part of the “Plan” hinges upon NESARA (National Economic Security and Recovery Act), a bill supposedly signed by former President Clinton that creates a debt Jubilee—total debt forgiveness—and a return to the vaunted gold standard, with one hitch: by means of blockchain technology, i.e. cryptocurrency. I haven’t seen an explanation of how Clinton could have signed onto the blockchain part, as it hadn’t been developed back in the 90s, but why quibble with genius.
And Q continues to assure us, through his many mouthpieces, including former Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member Steve Pieczenik who once worked in intel under Kissinger, the X22 Report, Charlie Ward, Simon Parkes, and many others, that “The Plan” is well under way, there are hundreds of sealed indictments, and the bad guys will soon be arrested.
They’ve been telling us this since Robert Mueller was named Special Prosecutor, only back then, Q’s advice was to “Trust Sessions” and “Trust Mueller.”
After we learned Sessions nearly terminally hobbled Trump’s administration, and Mueller was a Deep State fixer, did Q’s followers abandon his leaky ship?
Well, this one did! Yes, I know whereof I speak, as I was intrigued by QAnon in early 2018, and can tell you it was a brilliant and highly addictive psy-op. Much to my surprise, however, instead of Q vanishing shamefacedly in the night after dozens of false predictions and disingenuous promises, the psy-op is still going strong!
Now why might this be? In fact, as I understand it, Q himself has not “dropped’ any more of his cryptic “breadcrumbs” (i.e. posts) so far this year, yet his acolytes are still going strong.
Apart from the possibility—some would say likelihood—that Q’s mouthpieces have nefarious intentions, they may well have a strong pecuniary incentive. Consider that they have amassed myriad followers as internet “influencers,” which generally means big money. In fact, Charlie Ward claims to have over 13 million followers! If they’ve been reaping a monetary harvest, the Q spokesmen may be loath to relinquish their cash cow. This of course means they’d have to keep spinning stories out of whole cloth, in the manner of an ongoing soap opera. Luckily for them, it seems their audience is always ready for the next episode.
So what is the Qsters’ current claim? Trump will resume his presidency; OK, that’s an easy sell, as 90 million of people or more want this to be true. But note how the Q promoters keep moving the goal posts for Trump’s 2021 inauguration: from January 20th to March 4th to July 4, 2021. Hmmm… And how is this to happen, pray tell? With the assistance of…wait for it… JFK Jr., who didn’t really die when his plane crashed two decades ago.
Again, I am not making this up. My imagination is just not that fertile.
A word about Simon Parkes before we move on: Mr. Parkes claims he was abducted by aliens, knows some of them quite intimately, and believes in lizard people among other alien life forms. Interestingly, none of this has lowered his credibility with his followers, but they did give him flack for claiming to have spoken to the real “Q”. This they found to be beyond belief, so he had to back-pedal. Apparently, no one gets to talk to the man behind the curtain.
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How the Fed Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Easy MoneySunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In this selection from chapter 19 of Reassessing the Presidency (newly available as an ebook from the Mises Store), Joseph Salerno examines one example of how the Federal Reserve and U.S. presidents work together to expand the size and scope of government.
… It was not ultimately budget deficits that allowed Kennedy to initiate the corporatist planning and militarization of the U.S. economy that bore first fruit in the emergence of the American welfare-warfare state during Johnson’s Great Society and culminated in Nixon’s fascist New Economic Policy. The policy that facilitated Johnson’s simultaneous financing of extravagant expenditures on welfare programs and the military adventure in Vietnam and made conditions ripe for Nixon’s imposition of wage and price controls was not newfangled functional finance but old-fashioned monetary inflation. As the historian of macroeconomic policy, Kenneth Weiher, has pointed out, it was not the much-vaunted “fiscal revolution” but the overlooked “monetary revolution” that took place during the Kennedy administration which turned out to be the predominant influence on the economic events of the 1960s and 1970s. As Weiher stated: “There was a revolution all right, but the most important change occurred at the Federal Reserve; however, 10 years passed before more than a handful of people caught on to what was happening.”
In the three years of the Kennedy administration the growth of the money supply as measured by M2 averaged about 8 percent per year. If we take the eleven prior years going back to 1950, the rate of growth of M2 averaged 3.6 percent per year; if we go back four more years, to the first postwar year of 1946, the average annual rate of M2 growth over the fifteen-year period drops to 3.3 percent.
There were basically two reasons why the role of monetary policy tended to be so grossly underplayed in the economic histories of this period. The first was that the new economists themselves, as unreconstructed Keynesians, uniformly denigrated the potency of monetary policy while touting the effectiveness of fiscal policy. Thus the Kennedy tax-cut bill, which did not even take effect until 1964, receives the lion’s share of the credit for stimulating the recovery from the 1960-1961 recession. Second, because most economists since the 1930s, including and especially those of Keynesian orientation, identified inflation with increases in the price level, and interpreted the 1.2-percent average annual rate of increase of the CPI during the period 1961-1963 as evidence of the absence of inflation …
Despite the negligible increase in the CPI, however, the effects of the rapid, and initially unanticipated, monetary inflation were visible in credit markets as real interest rates trended steadily downward throughout the decade. Unfortunately, both Keynesian and central bank orthodoxies of the 1960s focused on the nominal interest rate as an important indicator of the degree of ease or restraint of monetary policy, making no allowance for the effect of inflationary expectations on the nominal interest rate. Consequently, neither the new economists nor the monetary authorities believed that monetary policy was “unduly” expansionary because short-term nominal interest rates rose from 1961 to 1963. Indeed, the new economists were quite pleased with monetary policy during this period, an attitude typified in Seymour Harris’s observation that “the [Federal Reserve] board provided the country with a reasonably easy money policy …”
Given that monetary policy was indeed grossly inflationary during the Kennedy years, what accounts for the sudden and radical shift in Federal Reserve policy from the moderate inflationism under the Eisenhower administration? The answer is Kennedy and his new economists, who conducted a relentless and incessant campaign for easy money from the very beginning of his administration. This campaign took the form of repeated public utterances on the part of the president and his economic advisers, as well as direct presidential pressure on William McChesney Martin, who was chairman of the Fed under Eisenhower and continued in that position until 1970.
Kennedy and key members of his administration also doggedly prodded the Fed, both publicly and privately, to ease monetary policy, even threatening to terminate its independent status if it did not acquiesce. As early as his campaign for the presidency, Kennedy expressed his disappointment with the Fed’s tendency to resort to restrictive monetary policy to rein in inflation and his intention to break with such a policy. In April 1962, Kennedy petitioned Congress for a revision of the terms of the Fed chairmanship that would enable each president to nominate a new chairman at the beginning of his term. Heller, Treasury Secretary Dillon, and Treasury Undersecretary Roosa also weighed in with calls for the Fed to ease monetary policy. Despite some initial foot-dragging and repeated caveats that the Fed would only finance real economic growth and not budget deficits, Fed Chairman Martin ultimately capitulated to the insistent demands of Kennedy and the new economists for a cheap-money policy. In fact, in February 1961, the Fed abandoned its long-standing “bills-only doctrine,” which dictated that open market operations be conducted exclusively in the market for short-term securities. In doing so, the Fed was accommodating the administration’s request to reduce long-term interest rates by buying long-term securities while simultaneously selling short-term securities in order to nudge up short-term interest rates. This attempt to artificially twist the interest-rate structure — nicknamed Operation Twist — was devised by the new economists to accomplish two goals: to stimulate domestic business investment and new housing purchases and to discourage the outflow of domestic and encourage the inflow of foreign short-term capital as a means of mitigating the U.S. balance-of-payments deficit. Needless to say, this attempt to have one’s cake and eat it too — to pursue a domestic cheap money policy and to avoid its adverse consequences for the balance of payments — was a failure …
Our conclusion then is that Kennedy and the new economists succeeded in wringing from the Fed precisely the inflationary monetary policy they desired and that this policy represented a radical break with the monetary policy pursued in the 1950s. This conclusion, which is certainly reflected in the money-supply growth rates cited above, also accords with the perceptions of the new economists themselves. Seymour Harris, long-time Kennedy economic adviser and chief academic consultant to the Kennedy Treasury, made this pellucidly clear in his book on the economic policies of the Kennedy years. Harris concluded that:
In short, monetary policy under Kennedy was much more expansionist than under Eisenhower. …
Federal Reserve policy in 1961-1963 was not like that of 1952-1960. At the early stages of recovery in the 1950s, the Federal Reserve, overly sensitive to inflationary dangers, aborted recoveries. Whether the explanation was the growing conviction that inflation was no longer a threat, or whether it was an awareness that the Kennedy administration would not tolerate stifling monetary policies, the Federal Reserve made no serious attempts to deflate the economy after 1960. In fact, in 1963 Mr. Martin boasted of the large contributions made to expansion …
Thus, inflationary monetary policy was the sine qua non for the regime of permanent budget deficits that was initiated in the early 1960s and continued uninterrupted almost to the end of the twentieth century. That private investment was able to continually expand concurrently with sharply increasing government spending on military and other programs was attributable in large measure to the fact that, during the Kennedy years, the Fed was induced to “cooperate” by routinely monetizing the cumulating budget deficits necessary to finance these programs.
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Beijing, the Five Eyes, or Something Else? Who’s To Blame for the Covid Pandemic?Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Ever since the earliest days of the Coronavirus pandemic, evidence began to emerge that the virus was not a naturally occurring evolutionary phenomenon as asserted by the WHO, Nature Magazine, and editors at the Lancet, but had other origins.
Among the earliest of those who found themselves supporting this theory were the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lijian Zhou who made international waves by sharing two articles by Larry Romanov on the possibility of “gene targeting” of the virus which was having a disproportionately bad effect on Iranians, Italians and various Asian genotypes. Zhou was soon joined by bioweapons experts like Francis Boyle, prominent virologists Luc Montagnier and Judy Mikovits, followed by a growing array of scholars, scientists and academics from around the world who all assessed that the virus’ apparent gene sequencing implied human handiwork. While all agreed that COVID appeared to have originated from a lab, it was still unclear whether that lab was Chinese or controlled by the USA.
Another obvious question arose with this lab theory: Was it an accidental leak or was it consciously deployed?
Since pandemic war game operations had become a normalized part of western geopolitical life from the early days of Dark Winter in 2000 to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2011 Lock Step to the World Economic Forum’s Event 201 (and dozens more in between), the likelihood of conscious deployment was a very serious possibility.
Who had the motive, means and modus operandi to carry out such a global operation?
The Wuhan Theory Begins
By February 2020, the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis began to make headlines fed by evidence that Dr. Anthony Fauci had exported certain gain of function coronavirus experiments from US bioweapons laboratories to Wuhan’s Institute of Virology- one of two BSL-4 labs in China equipped to conduct this sort of research.
When Sir Richard Dearlove (former head of MI6) became a loud proponent of the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis in June 2020, something seemed amiss. Dearlove certainly knew a thing or two about bioweapons. He knew very well of the Pentagon’s vast array of internationally extended bioweapons labs peppered across the world, and he certainly understood the art of misdirection being himself a byzantine shadow creature who operated at the highest echelons of British intelligence. Dearlove was after all in charge of the “yellowcake” dodgy dossier that launched an Iraq war, he knew of the fallacious reports of nerve gases used by the governments of Libya and Syria sponsored by MI6, had even overseen major components of Russiagate that drove a color revolutionary process in the USA. Dearlove also knew a thing or two about the Porton Down labs that manufactured Novichok used in the Skripal Affair.
While Dearlove’s cheerleading of the Wuhan lab theory raised alarm bells, as time passed, no smoking gun evidence of an alternative lab-leak hypothesis surfaced that one could fully “take to court”. In this respect, Dearlove’s operation had the upper hand since receipts from Fauci’s NIH to the Wuhan Lab did conveniently make headlines, and acted as a “smoking gun” in the minds of many.
Before going into the next phase of the story, it is important to recall that the absence of empirical evidence is not by itself a proof of one party’s innocence, just as the existence of a piece of empirical evidence is not a proof of another party’s guilt.
Wuhan Lab Origins Go Viral Again
In recent weeks, the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis has once again become all the rage.
Rand Paul's May 10 showdown with Fauci over this the latter’s funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology added fuel to the fire. Sky News' May 7 reporting of public Chinese policy papers discussing covid-based bioweapons have gone viral. On March 26, former Center of Disease Control head Robert Redfield asserted his support for the Wuhan lab leak theory. While the scanned receipts of the funds transfer from Fauci’s NIH to research in China via Eco Health Alliance ($600 thousand went to Wuhan) for coronavirus research, had been available since last February, one must wonder why it is now over a year later that this fact is being spread across the perception landscape on all levels.
Both mainstream and alternative media across the western world representing both the left and right have jumped on board the bandwagon blaming China for leaking the virus whether by accident or intent (though obviously, intent is the conclusion which anyone is expected to draw once the Wuhan lab leak theory is accepted). But again, I must ask: In a world of misdirection, psychological warfare and perception management, do the clues that we are being given force us to conclude that the Chinese government is behind the global pandemic or is another culprit likely to be found?
Chinese Leaders Blame the CIA
Zeng Guang, a chief epidemiologist at China’s Center of Disease Control recently joined the conspiracy club on February 9, 2021 in an interview with Chinese media. While denying that the Chinese Wuhan lab is the source of the virus as so many in the west have claimed, Guang asserted that SarsCov2’s origins in a laboratory should not be discounted. Pointing to the vast globally extended US bioweapons labs littering the earth (and citing the USA’s proven track record of deploying bioweapons as part of its asymmetrical war arsenal since WWII), Guang asked:
“Why are there so many laboratories in the United States when biology labs are all over the world? What is the purpose? On many things, the United States requires others to be open and transparent, only to find that it is the United States itself that is often the most opaque. Whether or not the United States has any special fame on the issue of the new corona virus this time, it should have the courage to be open and transparent. The United States should take responsibility for proving itself to the world, rather than being caught up in hegemonic thinking, hiding itself from the virus and dumping others.”
Guang was himself joined by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying who had also pointed to the Pentagon's globally extended array of bioweapons laboratories saying:
“I’d like to stress that if the United States truly respects facts, it should open the biological lab at Fort Detrick, give more transparency to issues like its 200-plus overseas bio-labs, invite WHO experts to conduct origin-tracing in the United States, and respond to the concerns from the international community with real actions.”
Those who tend to avoid looking at the history and scope of Pentagon controlled bioweapon warfare tend to ignore the content of such remarks cited by those Chinese officials above for a multitude of reasons. For one: it is easy to believe that Fauci and Gates are corrupt, and this theory not only implicates both men but also ties them to a Chinese government which most westerners have been brainwashed to fear as a bastion of global debt-trappery, genocide, and communist imperialism out to destroy western values.
After conducting a short review of some of the fundamental facts of recent world history alongside certain geopolitical realities of our present world order referenced by the head of the Chinese CDC, I believe that China’s Wuhan Lab is being set up. Here are five facts to support my case…
Fact #1) Depopulation Then and Now
While many people may wish to avoid looking at this fact, depopulation is a driving factor behind international unipolar policy today as it had been during the days of WW2 when Rockefeller Foundation, Macy Foundation, City of London and Wall Street interests gave their backing to both the rise of fascism as an economic miracle solution for the economic woes of the great depression and eugenics (the science of population control) as the governing religion of a new scientific priesthood.
Today, this agenda masquerades behind a new transhumanist movement, shaped by words like “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, “decarbonized economies”, and “Great Resets”. The primary targets of this agenda remain: 1) the Institution of the sovereign nation states, and 2) the “overpopulated zones” of the world with a focus on China, India, South America and Africa.
For anyone who would find themselves instinctively inclined to brush aside such claims as “conspiracy theorizing”, I would encourage a brief review of Sir Henry Kissinger’s infamous NSSM-200 report: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests published in 1974. This declassified report went far to transform US foreign policy from a pro-development philosophy to a new paradigm of population control. In his report, Kissinger warned that “if future numbers are to be kept within reasonable bounds, it is urgent that measures to reduce fertility be started and made effective in the 1970s and 1980s….(Financial) assistance will be given to other countries, considering such factors as population growth… Food and agricultural assistance is vital for any population sensitive development strategy… Allocation of scarce resources should take account of what steps a country is taking in population control… There is an alternative view that mandatory programs may be needed….”
In Kissinger’s twisted logic, US Foreign Policy doctrine had too often foolishly sought to end hunger by providing the means of industrial and scientific development to poor nations.
A true Malthusian through and through, Kissinger believed that aiding the poor to stand on their own feet would result in global disequilibrium as the new middle classes would consume more, and use the strategic resources found under their own soil, which would set the world system accelerated entropy.
This was deemed unacceptable to the mind of Kissinger and any misanthropic follower of Malthus who shared his views of humanity and government.
Kissinger’s Master-Slave Global Society
At the time of Kissinger’s ascent to power as Secretary of State under Nixon, a new grand strategy was unleashed designed to create a new “master-slave” dependency between the developed and undeveloped sectors of the world… with a special emphasis on the 13 nations targeted by NSSM 200 plus China.
China itself was only permitted to acquire western tech needed to start climbing out of abject poverty on the condition that they obeyed the Rockefeller-World Bank demands that one child policy programs were imposed to curb population growth.
Kissinger began organizing for this new set of relations in society around “Have”, post-industrial consumers and a massive “Have-Not” class of poor laborers with access to industry, but remaining stagnant, cheap and without the means of purchasing the goods they produced. The other darker skinned parts of the world would be even more worse off, having neither the means of production, nor consumption while remaining in constant states of famine, war and backwardness. These dark age zones would be largely made up of Sub Saharan Africa and would find their resource-rich lands exploited by the corporate middle men and financiers trying to run the world order above the “obsolete order” of nation states.
Kissinger’s model of a world order was absolutely static with no room for population growth or technological progress. Mao and the Gang of Four which ran the cultural revolution appeared to be highly compatible with Kissinger’s agenda. But when Mao died and the Gang of Four were rightfully imprisoned, a new long-term strategy known as the Four Modernizations shaped by Zhou Enlai and carried out by Deng Xiaoping was launched. This program was far more foresighted than Kissinger realized.
Fact #2) China is currently a leading force of pro-population growth.
While the west has been accelerating into a decaying path on every measurable level, China is quickly moving in an opposing trajectory via extending long term investments and advanced tech development into its own society as well as to its neighbors through such comprehensive projects as the Belt and Road Initiative.
While its own population has not healed from the disastrous 1979 one child policy and is far from achieving the 2.1 children per couple needed for replacement fertility, it did lift the one child limit to two in 2015 and leading Bank of China economists have called for a total elimination of all limits immediately. Meanwhile, the top-down national orientation of China towards increasing the free energy needed to support and grow the economy is unlike anything we have seen in the closed-system western world for many decades.
A vital fact often forgotten is that together China and India were instrumental in sabotaging the December 2009 COP-14 program in Copenhagen which had promised to establish legally binding emission target cuts to guide the de-carbonization (and de-industrialization) of much of society.
The London Guardian had reported in 2009 that “Copenhagen was a disaster. That much is agreed. But the truth about what actually happened is in danger of being lost amid the spin and inevitable mutual recriminations. The truth is this: China wrecked the talks, intentionally humiliated Barack Obama, and insisted on an awful “deal” so western leaders would walk away carrying the blame.“
Apparently China and India, along with African governments like Sudan (which had not yet been carved up on the careful watch of Rhodes Scholar Susan Rice) did not wish to sacrifice their industry and national sovereignty on the altar of climate change models and technocrats that had only weeks earlier been publicly exposed as frauds by East Anglia University researchers during the embarrassing Climategate scandal.
While China and India should be celebrated for having sabotaged this effort 11 years ago, very few people have been able to hold this drama in their memory, and fewer still realize how this fight over sovereignty was in any way connected to China’s 2013 creation of the Belt and Road Initiative as the vital force behind the emerging Multipolar Alliance.
Fact #3) Soros at Davos 2020: The two greatest threats to Open Society: 1) Donald Trump’s USA and 2) Xi Jinping’s China.
During his January 2020 Davos speech, Soros took aim at both Trump and Xi Jinping as the two greatest threats to his Open Society who had to be stopped at all costs. In September 2019 (just as Event 201 was happening) Soros wrote in the Wall Street Journal:
“As founder of the Open Society Foundations, my interest in defeating Xi Jinping’s China goes beyond U.S. national interests. As I explained in a speech in Davos earlier this year, I believe that the social-credit system Beijing is building, if allowed to expand, could sound the death knell of open societies not only in China but also around the globe.”
Before becoming mired into the “China virus” narrative, Donald Trump had worked exceptionally hard to emphasize good relations with China and even managed one of the most important trade deals that had successfully moved into phase one the week Soros spoke at Davos. This first phase involved China creating a market to purchase US finished goods as part of the program to rebuild America’s lost manufacturing sector that had been hollowed out over 5 decades of “post industrialism”. Where Kissinger called NAFTA "the most creative step toward a new world order taken by any group of countries since the end of the Cold War” Trump went far to renegotiate the anti-nation state treaty giving nation states a role to play in shaping economic policy for the first time in over 25 years.
It is important to also recall that Trump resisted the war hawks pushing a total military encirclement of China begun under Obama’s Asia Pivot which is today threating nuclear war. He took the fuel out of the THAAD missile encirclement of China which has justified its expansion based on the “North Korean threat” for over a decade- always denying the truth that the real targets were both Russia and China. Trump’s push to build friendly relations with Kim Jong Un had much greater ramifications in changing US Pacific military policy than many realized, although that fact was certainly not missed by the Chinese intelligentsia.
While the Soros/CIA-driven color revolutionary operations have so far failed to divide up China in Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang, they have been successful in the USA.
Fact #4) The Pentagon’s Global Bioweapons Complex Is a Fact
While China is the proud owner of a total of TWO BSL-4 labs (both within its own borders), a vast array of dozens of Pentagon-run bioweapons labs litter the international landscape. Exactly how many is hard to estimate as Alexei Mukhin (Director General of Russia’s Center for Political Information) stated in a May 2020 interview:
“According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, in the post-Soviet space, 65 American secret bio-laboratories operate: 15 – in Ukraine, 12 – in Armenia, 15 – in Georgia, 4 – in Kazakhstan. In the United States, such activity is prohibited . Accordingly, the Pentagon, in its own laws, is engaged in illegal activities (in spirit, not in letter). The goal is the creation of biological weapons directed against the peoples who inhabited the territory of the USSR.”
In 2018, investigative journalist Dilya Gaytandzhieva documented the Pentagon’s multibillion dollar budget that sustains bioweapons labs in 25 nations (and 11 within the USA itself) which grew exponentially since the December 2001 bioweaponized anthrax attack killed five Americans and justified a hyperbolic increase of bioweapon warfare to rise from $5 billion when Cheney’s Bioshield Act was passed in 2004 to over $50 billion today.
Additionally, an October 2000 policy document co-authored by William Kristol, John Bolton, Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams, and Donald Rumsfeld titled Rebuilding America’s Defenses (RAD) explicitly stated that in the new American Century, “combat will likely take place in new dimensions: In space, cyber-space and perhaps the world of microbes… advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool”.
Fact #5) International Pandemic War Game Scenarios Laid the groundwork for the international response to Covid. Not China
The driving force behind such bioweapon war game exercises such as the June 2000 Operation Dark Winter, the May 2010 Rockefeller Foundation report Operation Lock step, and the World Economic Forum/Gates Foundation/CIA Event 201 pandemic exercises indicate that China is not the causal nexus.
All in all, these facts have persuaded me that China is being set up and is in fact a primary target for destruction.
How China would find itself the beneficiary of such an irresponsible unleashing of a novel virus that hammered its own economy, accelerated the blow out of the world financial bubble economy and annihilated the foundations of international stability is absurd to the extreme… especially considering the fact that everything China has done for the past decades has indicated a consistent desire to create stability, long term development and win-win cooperation with the international community.
Nothing similar has been seen among members of the Five Eyes or their Trans Atlantic network of over bloated imperialists.
The oligarchy running the Trans Atlantic System certainly loves the centralized control found in the Chinese system, and they adore the behaviorist social credit stuff, but that is where their admiration ends. The Kissinger, Gates, Carney or Schwab-types hate and fear everything China has actually done for development, endind poverty, population growth, national banking, long term credit generation, building full spectrum industrial economies and defending sovereignty along with Russia whom they are tightly bonded with in the Eurasian Multipolar alliance.
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Thoughts on the ‘New Normal’ and the Things That We Are Losing as a SocietySunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The last two years have greatly shaken America, and our country will never be the same as a result.  If you would have told someone two years ago that in 2021 millions of people would run around wearing masks all day and that the federal government would be relentlessly pushing a large scale mass injection campaign, that person probably would have thought that you were nuts.  But now this is the “new normal”.  Our freedoms and liberties have been permanently eroded, and now that they have gotten away with pushing the envelope so dramatically, government entities on all levels will be ready to flex their muscles again once the next major crisis comes along.
You could argue that we should just vote out the politicians that are running things on the state and federal levels, but exactly how are we supposed to do that?
After what we witnessed last November, tens of millions of Americans won’t believe that our system of choosing leaders is legitimate ever again.
Of course those that are currently running things could attempt to restore faith in the system by getting rid of all the voting machines and by instituting real reforms that would make the process as transparent as possible, but we all know that they will never do that.
The last couple of years have been extremely painful for our economy as well.  More than 70 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last year, homeless encampments started popping up like mushrooms all over the country, and countless numbers of small businesses shut down permanently.  In fact, most Americans say that they have lost a favorite local business as a result of the pandemic…
Few people have escaped the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and that’s especially true for local ‘mom and pop’ shops. A new study finds half of Americans have witnessed their favorite local businesses close down because of COVID-19.
A survey of 2,000 people reveals 68 percent personally know a local business owner impacted by the pandemic. According to respondents, the most commonly impacted businesses include cafes (62%), retail shops (58%), gaming shops (55%), and book stores (54%).
On Thursday, we learned that another 444,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week.
In 2019, such a number would have been considered catastrophic.
But in the “new normal”, that number is actually considered to be “good news”.
Our politicians have tried to make everyone feel better by sending out waves of huge government checks, but that has just created rampant inflation and widespread shortages.
We are also losing the peace on our streets.  Murder rates were way up in major cities all over America in 2020, and in most of those cities they are even higher this year.
And it isn’t just men that are shooting men.  Today, I came across an article about an “eight-woman brawl” that resulted in a pregnant mother being gunned down…
A pregnant mother was shot and killed while she sat in her car close to an eight-woman brawl that erupted in gunfire.
The deadly confrontation took place just before 6pm Tuesday in the 1200 block of Valencia Avenue in Hemet, which is located 75 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Family members identified the 27-year-old who had been shot in the head and died after being flown to a county trauma center as Tamika Haynes.
What in the world is happening to us?
You would have never read about such a thing happening on the streets of America in 1950.
These days, we seem to be losing control of just about everything, and that even includes the technology that we have become so dependent upon.  Hackers are causing nightmares for large entities all over the U.S., and in many cases absolutely enormous ransoms are being paid out…
CNA Financial Corp., among the largest insurance companies in the U.S., paid $40 million in late March to regain control of its network after a ransomware attack, according to people with knowledge of the attack.
The Chicago-based company paid the hackers about two weeks after a trove of company data was stolen, and CNA officials were locked out of their network, according to two people familiar with the attack who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Criminals seem to have the upper hand on the Internet, in our streets and in the halls of power in Washington and on Wall Street.
In previous times, we could rely on law enforcement to restore order, but now law enforcement authorities are being relentlessly demonized in our society.
In fact, it has gotten so bad that large numbers of law enforcement officers are permanently walking away from their careers.  For example, it is being reported that nearly 20 percent of all police officers in Seattle have quit over the past year.
Police departments all over the nation are having an exceedingly difficult time recruiting replacements for those that are leaving, and that is going to continue to be the case as long as we are treating police officers like human garbage.
Speaking of human garbage, just check out the bill that was just passed in the Wisconsin Senate…
Wisconsin senators approved a bill earlier this week allowing dead bodies to be dissolved in a chemical bath and disposed like sewage.
The bill, Senate Bill 228, authorizes a practice called alkaline hydrolysis, or “water cremation,” which liquifies the human body using a mixture of water, heat, and chemical agents, leaving only bones behind. The liquid is then dumped into the sewage system or boiled off, and bones can be crushed and deposited in an urn.
You have got to be pretty sick to want to liquify Grandma and Grandpa before dumping their remains into the sewer.
But that is who we are.
On all levels, we no longer respect life, and that is because as a society we are abandoning our faith.  Just check out these numbers…
The American Worldview Inventory (AWVI) 2021, an annual survey that examines the perspectives of adults aged 18 and over in the United States, found that while 57 percent of Millennials (born 1984-2002) consider themselves to be Christian, 43 percent “don’t know, care, or believe that God exists.”
Comparatively, 70 percent of Generation X (Gen X) Americans (born 1965-1983), 79 percent of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), and 83 percent of the Builder Generation (born 1927-1945) consider themselves to be Christian, while 31, 28, and 27 percent, respectively, “don’t know, care, or believe that God exists.”
America no longer resembles the nation that our founders sacrificed so much to establish, and if we stay on the path that we are currently on there is no future ahead for us.
But even though voices such as mine have been crying out for change for years, most of the population continues to sprint in the other direction.
We have already lost so much, and the “new normal” truly is horrible, but if America does not wake up things are only going to get worse.
Reprinted with permission from The Economic Collapse.
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Trans Ideology Is Warping Our Justice SystemSunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Singer Demi Lovato has this week been doing what celebrities do best: navel-gazing and making a drama out of it. Earlier this week, Lovato announced: ‘I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary.’ In the UK, Lavato’s announcement was met with gushing praise across the meida, with few willing to admit that a non-binary ‘gender identity’ makes about as much sense as lady testicles.
Lovato apparently believes that she has the right to compel members of the public to refer to her as ‘they’ and ‘them’. This is, of course, neither the way language nor biology works. But ultimately, does it really matter if some pampered American prat wants to be called ‘they / them’? While my colleagues elsewhere in the media might disagree, I believe journalists ought not to let potentially hurt feelings interfere with the truth. Lovato is clearly a woman whether she likes it or not.
A world away from the Hollywood glitz, this week four offenders were held accountable for crimes including child abuse, bomb-making, accessing child-abuse images and breaching a court order following the sexual assault of a teenage girl. They are all men who identify as trans women and the media accorded them the same courtesy as Lovato.
The first was child rapist Jessica Brennan, known as Allan Brennan when he committed his offences. Brennan raped and abused children between 1998 and 2016. In court and in the press he was referred to by female pronouns. One of his victims said, ‘I’m constantly haunted by what happened to me’. On Monday, Brennan was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
The second was Zoe Watts, previously known as Kyle Watts. Watts was a community-support officer with Lincolnshire Constabulary and a Unison equalities officer. He had been due to face trial this week. But on Tuesday, he admitted the charge of making an improvised explosive device.
Watts had a YouTube channel which included a video of himself swinging a baseball bat at a watermelon with the face of Germaine Greer on it. The famously plain-speaking Greer once said: ‘Just because you lop off your dick doesn’t make you a fucking woman.’ It remains unknown what he was planning to do with the explosives and the cache of weapons that were seized by the police.
The third was Melissa Wilson, also known as Paul Wilson. On Wednesday, Wilson admitted breaching a sexual-harm prevention order. He has six previous convictions for 39 offences. Judge Swinnerton, sentencing, said: ‘You have a lengthy and growing criminal record which revolves around your interest in indecent images of children and your repeated breaches of the orders which try to prevent you from accessing such images of children.’
The fourth was Chloe Thompson, previously known as Andrew McNab. Thompson was convicted of carrying out a sexual assault on a teenage girl in 2011, and was issued with a 10-year notification-requirement order to alert authorities to his whereabouts and activities. This week, he admitted that he had failed to notify the police of a TikTok account he had set-up using an alias, thereby breaching the requirement order.
It is exceptionally rare for women to be convicted of crimes such as those of Brennan, Watts, Wilson and Thompson – 98 per cent of those prosecuted for sexual offences are male, as are 93 per cent of those found to be possessing weapons. There is some evidence to show offenders who identify as trans women are more likely to have committed sexual offences. In 2017, The Sunday Times reported that nearly half of inmates in UK prisons who identified as ‘transgender women’ have been convicted of sexual offences. Recognising these sex-based patterns of offending is vital for policy and for the protection of the public. But the recording of crimes committed by men as if they were women threatens to significantly distort the figures.
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The Disintegrated States of AmericaSunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Andrei Martyanov is in a class by himself. A third wave baby boomer, born in the early 1960s in Baku, in the Caucasus, then part of the former USSR, he’s arguably the foremost military analyst in the Russian sphere, living and working in the US, writing in English for a global audience, and always excelling in his Reminiscence of the Future blog.
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Martyanov’s previous two books. In Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning, nearly three years ago he conclusively proved, among other things, how the missile gap between the US and Russia was a “technological abyss”, and how the Khinzal was “a complete game-changer geopolitically, strategically, operationally, tactically and psychologically”.
He extensively mapped “the final arrival of a completely new paradigm” in warfare and military technology. This review is included in my own Asia Times e-book Shadow play.
Then came The (Real) Revolution in Military Affairs, where he went one step beyond, explaining how this “revolution”, introduced at the Pentagon by the late Andrew Marshall, a.k.a. Yoda, the de facto inventor of the “pivot to Asia” concept, was in fact designed by Soviet military theoreticians way back in the 1970s, as MTR (Military-Technological Revolution).
His new book, Disintegration, completes a trilogy. And it’s a stunning departure.
Here, Martyanov, in meticulous detail, analyzes the imperial decline thematically – with chapters on Consumption, Geoeconomics, Energy, Losing the Arms Race, among others, composing a devastating indictment especially of toxic D.C. lobbies and the prevailing political mediocrity across the Beltway. What is laid bare for the reader is the complex interplay of forces that are driving the political, ideological, economic, cultural and military American chaos.
Chapter 3, on Geoeconomics, is a joy ride. Martyanov shows how geoeconomics as a field separate from warfare and geopolitics is nothing but an obfuscation racket: good old conflict “wrapped in the thin shroud of political sciences’ shallow intellectualism” – the stuff Huntington, Fukuyama and Brzezinski’s dreams are made of.
That is fully developed on Chapter 6, on Western Elites – complete with a scathing debunking of the “myth of Henry Kissinger”: “just another American exceptionalist, mislabeled a ‘realist’”, part of a gang that “is not conditioned to think multi-dimensionally”. After all they’re still not capable of understanding the rationale and the implications of Putin’s 2007 Munich speech that declared the unipolar moment – a crude euphemism for Hegemony – dead and buried.
How not to win wars
One of Martyanov’s key assessments is that having lost the arms race and every single war it unleashed in the 21st century – as the record shows – geoeconomics is essentially a “euphemism for America’s non-stop sanctions and attempts to sabotage the economies of any nation capable of competing with the United States” (see, for instance, the ongoing Nord Stream 2 saga). This is “the only tool” (his italics) the US is using trying to halt its decline.
On a chapter on Energy, Martyanov demonstrates how the US shale oil adventure is financially non-viable, and how a rise in oil exports was essentially due to the US “pickin up’ quotas freed chiefly as a result of Russia and Saudi Arabia’s earlier cuts within OPEC + in an attempt to balance the world’s oil market”.
In Chapter 7, Losing the Arms Race, Martyanov expands on the key theme he’s the undisputed superstar: the United States cannot win wars. Inflicting Hybrid War is another matter entirely, as in creating “a lot of misery around the world, from effectively starving people to killing them outright”.
A glaring example has been “maximum pressure” economic sanctions on Iran. But the point is these tools – which also included the assassination of Gen Soleimani – that are part of the arsenal of “spreading democracy” have nothing to do with “geoeconomics”, but have “everything to do with the raw power plays designed to achieve the main Clausewitzian object of war – ‘to compel our enemy to do our will’”. And “for America, most of the world is the enemy”.
Martyanov also feels compelled to update what he’s been excelling at for years: the fact that the arrival of hypersonic missiles “has changed warfare forever”. The Khinzal, deployed way back in 2017, has a range of 2,000 km and “is not interceptable by existing US anti-missile systems”. The 3M22 Zircon “changes the calculus of both naval and ground warfare completely”. The US lag behind Russia in air-defense systems is “massive, and both quantitative and qualitative”.
Disintegration additionally qualifies as a sharp critique of the eminently post-modernist phenomenon – starring infinite cultural fragmentation and the refusal to accept that “truth is knowable and can be agreed upon” – responsible for the current social re-engineering of the US, in tandem with an oligarchy that “realistically, is not very bright, despite being rich”.
And then there’s rampant Russophobia. Martyanov sounds the definitive red alert: “Of course, the United States is still capable of starting a war with Russia, but if it does so, this will mean only one thing – the United States will cease to exist, as will most of the human civilization. The horrific thing is that there are some people in the US for whom even this price is too small to pay.”
In the end, a cool scientific intellect cannot but rely on sound realpolitik: assuming the US avoids complete disintegration into “separatist territories”, Martyanov stresses that the only way for the American “elite” to maintain any kind of control “over generations increasingly woke or desensitized by drugs” is through tyranny.
Actually techno-tyranny.
And that seems to be the brave new dysfunctional paradigm further on down the road.
Reprinted with the author’s permission.
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A Video, All About Me!Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
I sent an email to Paul VanderKlay regarding the topic of natural law, a concept that until recently and rarely, neither he nor others in this meaning crisis conversation have incorporated.  To my pleasant surprise, he not only replied to the email, he incorporated it fully into a video, with my email beginning here.
Following are my thoughts, with no further clarification.  I included several of these in the comments of the video, but not all – too many.
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I will want to watch this a couple of times before deciding if I have anything more substantial to add than the following, but here goes….
What I have gathered thus far (I am a little over an hour into it) is that Peterson, Pageau, Vervaeke, and PVK are, in fact, in search of a natural law ethic, but they just don’t want to or don’t choose to use the words natural law.  Fair enough, I’m not the one doing the talking.
Second, from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: “As an empirical matter, many natural law moral theorists are also natural law legal theorists, but the two theories, strictly speaking, are logically independent. One can deny natural law theory of law but hold a natural law theory of morality.”
I do not advocate, nor have I ever advocated, that the natural law ethic should also be civil law.  It won’t work, and the state is the wrong institution through which this ethic should be both taught and enforced.  At the risk of further upsetting Karl, and the bigger risk of using Scripture to make a point to a very well-educated pastor…Jesus gave advice and counsel to the woman caught in adultery; He did not turn this violation of natural law into a civil punishment matter.
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OK, I finally had time to finish the video one-time through.  I thank you, Paul, for taking time to address and incorporate my email – I have survived!  I will go through the video again at least once more before deciding what, if any, further comments I have.  But here is one more for now – from the very end:
PVK: I’m interested in the frontier of where we are now and finding new language and new formulations and continuing the very long project of what we’ve been at all along.  I don’t think it’s a mystery that the Orthodox come and say, “you know, we had a bunch of stuff buried in the basement and I think this stuff might help.”
Wait a minute, Paul.  New language and new formulation to be found in the two-thousand-year-old Orthodox tradition, but not in Aquinas’s seven-hundred-year-old development?  A development that the West did a pretty good job of incorporating and integrating (nowhere near perfectly) until about 125 years ago?
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Language…had Luther understood Aquinas better instead of taking down a strawman, imagine what the story of Christendom might have been (not to say that there weren’t many other issues with the Catholic Church).
Old words…it is interesting that it is the oldest tradition, Orthodoxy, that seems to be making the most traction today; within Catholicism, the Latin Mass has the strongest adherents; in Protestantism, as one example, the PCA is growing while the PCUSA is shrinking.  Maybe people are looking for old words.
“Say that to an atheist; you need to figure out another way to say it”: I was writing an email to a Christian pastor, a Christian pastor who has, at least up to now and to my understanding, pushed back on any mention of natural law.  How else would I write to a Christian?
Frankly, I had much more concern about citing and interpreting Scripture in an email to a Christian pastor than I did about being taken to task for citing Scripture to a Christian pastor.  As I noted in a reply to Karl elsewhere in these comments, I have written dozens, maybe hundreds, of posts on natural law without citing Scripture – it is discoverable by believer and non-believer alike.
“Do good things and good things happen, do bad things and bad things happen.“  For any society that violates natural law long enough, this will be the case – certainly the “do bad things” part.  Living according to a natural law ethic doesn’t guarantee good things; living in violation of it might have a short-term gain (one lifetime, a few lifetimes).  Meaning crisis – it has taken over a hundred years in the West for these violations to result in bad things.
“'Human rights are objective’ is the modern frame.“  This is baffling.  There is nothing about human rights in the modern frame that is objective.  A man can be a woman – this is a human right in the modern frame.  What is objective about that?
The Israelites in Psalm 1 & 2 weren’t living by natural law.  That was the point.  But, again, living by natural law doesn’t guarantee good things on earth.  Nothing does.  Violating it guarantees bad things – maybe not immediately, but always eventually.
Rohlin points to the idea of natural law as starting with the Enlightenment.  That is so wrong that either I am not understanding him or he doesn’t know anything of what he is talking about.
”'If you violate those laws, things start to go sideways for you in one way or another’ which is basically what bionic mosquito wrote.“  Yes, and no.  Individuals can violate natural law for a lifetime, and “win” significantly in terms of wealth, sex, power, etc.  Stalin violated natural law, but never faced any consequences on this earth for it.
“We need a new model individually, and we need a new model collectively, and language is, in many ways, the connection between that.“  Not if we allow language to be whatever we want whenever we want.  New words never capture the meaning of the old words.  I don’t know a word in Greek that doesn’t take ten words in English to somewhat understand.
I don’t know about the phone stand becoming a citizen.  That is too much of a strawman too address at all.
“I don’t know that natural law works for people who haven’t spent all kinds of time in classrooms.“  I guess I didn’t write clearly enough in my email.  Teach love, as Jesus meant it.  Isn’t this kind of the main mission of the church?
“If you want to get ahead of it, work in the area of religion, not law.“  I did that in my email, and you say it doesn’t translate today.  As I noted in an earlier comment – natural law as an ethic need not translate into natural law as law – and I would never advocate such a thing, except to the extent that one’s natural rights are violated (oh, another outdated term; violations of life and property are the only legitimate places for civil law, and one recognized by many Thomists and, of course, libertarians).  I am not yelling this.  I AM YELLING THIS: NATURAL LAW SHOULD NOT BE THE BASIS OF CIVIL LAW.  RELIGION MUST DEAL WITH THE ETHICS OF NATURAL LAW.  The proper intermediating institution is the church, not the state.
Laws against cheating: you raised the point of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery.  This is exactly my point, but somehow you turn it against me: Jesus advocated advice and counsel, not punishment.  That is my point.
Rohlin speaks of natural law, referring to four authors from the fifth century.  This is OK, but referring to the language of Aquinas eight centuries later is a problem?
“If we can only get back to [the Middle Ages, Geneva, etc.).” This isn’t the desire nor the point.  It was either Lewis or Chesterton, I really don’t recall: the point is to return to the center.  This isn’t a case of regressing to some earlier time; it is a case of returning to a proper norm.
“I think ‘law’ is the more problematic of the two.“  I agree.
“Natural Law vs. ordered.  Which is a better word?“  Natural: according to one’s nature.  Law: something which, if violated, will be detrimental to both individual and society.  I agree, law is the problematic word.  Call it natural ethics.  It is still Aquinas – a name I have rarely if ever heard from any of Peterson, Vervaeke, Pageau, or PVK – while hearing of dozens or hundreds of others.
Natural law is not an intramural Christian thing.  It is the thing that has been lost in the West, that is being searched for by all in this discussion.  Now, you can say that all of those discussing are Christian, whether they know it or not.  Fair enough.  But so is everyone watching these YouTube videos.  "I count the atheists in the West as Protestants.“  Exactly.  Call it intramural; we are all on the same playing field.
Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.
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The Biden Administration Is Still Lying About January 6Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
We’re slowly getting more information about events on January 6 at the Capitol. Every new bit of information shows that what happened pretty much falls within the parameters of anything Code Pink or Antifa have done on or to federal property, although with significantly less violence than Antifa uses. Nevertheless, Democrats continue to claim that January 6 was an insurrection that rivaled the entire Civil War in intensity. The latest claim comes from Biden’s White House, where his Press Secretary asserts that several police officers died on January 6.
I’m riffing off the top of my head here, so I’m sure I’ll forget things, but here’s what we know about the events on January 6:
There was at least one leftist provocateur there – John Sullivan — who later profited off the footage he acquired after inciting people to enter the Capitol. (The last laugh the government’s because it seized Sullivan’s profits.) There were undoubtedly others as well.
Capitol Police Officers invited Trump supporters into the building.
The Capitol Police Officers are refusing to release 14,000 hours of footage – leading to the assumption that they contain exculpatory information.
It’s probable that none of the people who entered the Capitol had guns.
Of the many people being held in solitary confinement almost five months later, none are being charged with sedition or insurrection; most of them are up on trespassing charges.
The only person who was killed on January 6 was Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman who was shot without warning by a Capitol Police officer. The others who died were felled by natural causes or a drug overdose.
The only police officer to die was Brian Sicknick, who died on January 7 from a stroke that was entirely unrelated to events on January 6.
Those are the facts but Democrats, especially Joe Biden, aren’t interested in facts. Like all narcissists (and leftism is a form of cultural narcissism) and all people raised on post-modernism, there is no such thing as truth. There is only “my truth” (a term you’ve often heard) and that means “whatever will help me at this moment.” For leftists, truth is shaped by necessity, not facts.
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The US Isn’t an Israeli Puppet, Israel Isn’t a US Puppet: It’s One EmpireSunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Nearly 200,000 protesters attended a pro-Palestine demonstration in Central London on Saturday afternoon, another clear sign that support for Palestinian rights is becoming increasingly mainstream and the imperialists are losing control of the Israel narrative.
The real consequence of this is that people will begin losing trust in the government and media institutions which support Israel, because without trust the empire can’t propagandize people, and without the ability to propagandize us our rulers cannot rule. There’s no risk for Israel of losing US backing due to the US government suddenly evolving a conscience or listening to its constituents, that won’t happen, but losing control of the narrative poses a major problem for the empire. Someone’s image is going to have to change, and those changes could end up benefiting Palestinians.
We’re already seeing this narrative management campaign come into play as mainstream outlets are now permitting some serious criticisms of Israel. This is done cynically to prevent people from losing trust in propaganda institutions, but it also has real effects that can benefit real people. This is a good example of how expanding consciousness is always beneficial, even on the most depraved institutions. The more aware the public becomes of abusive imperial power dynamics, the less abuse the empire can get away with. The empire losing control of the narrative is always a good thing.
Julian Assange’s partner @StellaMoris1 at the #Palestine Solidarity March in Hyde Park, London. “Julian published the words of Israeli government officials that were spoken behind closed doors.” #Gaza #londonprotest #assange pic.twitter.com/99mRaHUj58
— Don’t Extradite Assange (@DEAcampaign) May 22, 2021
As criticism of Israel’s malfeasance becomes more widespread, so too do attempts to analyze exactly what Israel’s role is on the world stage and why it receives so much support from the United States. Some say that Israel is a vassal state of Washington, serving as a functional US military outpost in the most resource-rich region on earth. Others say it’s the other way around, citing the influence of the Israel lobby in DC and often getting into ugly nonsense about Jews ruling the world.
All this is born of an immature understanding of what nations are and how they operate within the US-centralized power alliance that functions as a single empire with regard to foreign policy.
The US is not a puppet of Israel, and Israel isn’t a puppet of the US. Saying one puppets the other is like saying Ohio puppets Nevada; they’re both member states of the same undeclared empire ruled by uncrowned kings who use governments as weapons to kill and steal.
The lines between nations within the US-centralized empire are no more real than the official elected governments of those nations. It’s just a single unified power structure which uses whatever narratives it requires to justify its continued campaign to rule the entire planet.
Nations are conceptual constructs with no independent existence outside the human imagination. Saying Israel has a right to exist is the same as saying Bugs Bunny has a right to exist, except if you needed to murder a bunch of kids every few years to keep Bugs Bunny around.
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) May 20, 2021
There are no separate, sovereign nations within the US-centralized power alliance. The imaginary lines drawn between nations are performative illusions for the little people; they don’t apply to the transnational alliance of plutocrats and government agencies that actually runs things. This alliance centralizes a large amount of its military, financial, and diplomatic firepower around the conceptual construct known as the United States, but the actual behavior of the empire is determined by the alliance, not the US government.
There is no real “Israel” or “America”, there’s just the one empire. Lobbying, financial support, propaganda etc are just some of the glue that’s required to hold together an empire that doesn’t officially exist. The empire will use any ideology to advance imperial interests, whether it be Zionism, Christian fundamentalism, white supremacism, Islamic extremism, or woke progressivism. It’s all just narratives to move the empire along, because that’s what’s required in an unacknowledged, unofficial empire.
In the old model of empire, an emperor would just issue commands and hold the empire together overtly. In this new model of empire, where imperial member states officially keep their flags and their governments but lose their sovereignty, it’s held together by narrative control.
There is no one government in charge of all this; the official elected governments are not where the real power lies. The actual power structure keeps itself hidden and unaccountable, because it has seen what the masses can do to oppressive rulers who wear crowns in modern times:
Instead, oligarchs now rule from behind the scenes in collaboration with opaque and unaccountable government agencies, because humanity has grown too conscious to tolerate overt rulers. They use narrative manipulation to keep the empire moving in alignment with their interests.
The antidote to this dynamic is of course to keep getting more conscious, to keep learning what’s going on in our world and spreading awareness of what we’ve learned. Their job is to keep truth hidden and unconscious, while our job is to help make truth visible to everyone. Whoever wins will determine our fate as a species.
Nations, like so much else in our world, are conceptual constructs with no independent existence outside the human imagination. What’s real are weapons, explosions, gunshot trauma, and the movement of resources from one area to another. Everything else you see in the news is just mental narrative promulgated at mass scale to manipulate people into accepting these movements. Our job is to help people perceive what’s real underneath all the narrative management.
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The Real HalstonSunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Already in your idiot box via Netflix is a miniseries about a man who also used one name, but burned out rather early due to an outsize ego and too much coke. His name was Halston, and his fame was based on the fact he designed a pillbox hat that Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore at her hubby’s inauguration. Yes, fame is tricky, especially in America, where self-creation was invented, and where superciliousness and sleekness pass for gravity and depth. I knew Halston, he was a friend of my then sister-in-law, but we had zero in common. In fact he thought I wasn’t important enough to greet in a nightclub, and I didn’t exactly ever mistake him for a Hemingway hero. Never mind.
Some wannabe who made a documentary on Studio 54 compared Halston to Cole Porter because they were both from Indiana. That’s a bit like comparing an organ grinder to Mozart because they were both Austrian. Halston affected an upper-class accent and a persona of distance and hauteur, copied by Anna Wintour, both the designer and the Vogue editor mistakenly assuming that a nose up in the air means one’s aristocratic. The Scot Ewan McGregor is cast as the designer in the series, an unfortunate choice as the Scot looks like a Glasgow tough, whereas Halston was effete, elongated, effeminate, and haughty. The hard-partying designer died of AIDS in 1990, age 57, but his downfall began much earlier when he got down and dirty with the sexual hustler Victor Hugo (the French government should have sued when such a lowlife adopted the great name), spending his evenings in Studio 54’s balcony, where free and anonymous sex took place nightly.
But what I want to tell you has nothing to do with the sleaze that was Halston, Warhol, Bianca Jagger, and Studio 54. It has to do with what transpired between Halston, the Queen Mother’s cousin, and Princess Margaret, parts of the story having appeared on July 12, 1980, in The Spectator. John Bowes-Lyon, Bosie to us for obvious reasons and perennially broke, had been more or less ordered by Halston to organize a party for the designer and invite la crème de la crème of the London scene to meet him. Princess Margaret was the pièce de résistance. The blast took place at the Savoy. Among the first to arrive was Rupert Galliers-Pratt, eager to taste the free canapés and Savoy drinks. Rupert, walking five feet ahead of his wife, advanced fearlessly into the grand ballroom when he ran into a tall imperious figure with an outstretched right arm. Next to that figure stood Bosie. “I am Halston,” said the elongated man with a raised eyebrow. “Thank you, Halston,” boomed Rupert, wrapping his wife’s coat around the designer’s extended arm. When Bosie later remonstrated with him about the coat incident, Rupert said that only people in service had one name, and that he was genuinely sorry.
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Covid Vaccines May Bring Avalanche of Neurological DiseaseSunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In this interview, return guest Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at MIT for over five decades, discusses the COVID-19 vaccines. Since 2008, her primary focus has been glyphosate and sulfur, but in the last year, she took a deep-dive into the science of these novel injections and recently published an excellent paper1 on this topic.
“To have developed this incredibly new technology so quickly, and to skip so many steps in the process of evaluating [its safety], it’s an insanely reckless thing that they’ve done,” she says. “My instinct was that this is bad, and I needed to know [the truth].
So, I really dug into the research literature by the people who’ve developed these vaccines, and then more extensive research literature around those topics. And I don’t see how these vaccines can possibly be doing anything good. When you weigh the good against the bad, I can’t see how they could possibly be winning, from what I’ve seen.”
Significant Death Toll Will Rise in Months and Years to Come
Five months into the vaccination campaign, statistics tell a frightening story. Seneff cites research2 showing deaths are 14.6 times more frequent during the first 14 days after the first COVID injection among people over the age of 60, compared to those who aren’t vaccinated. That is extraordinary. You can read the full paper here.
Other data,3,4 reviewed in the video above, show that after COVID-19 vaccines were implemented, overall death rates have increased, with the exception of a few areas. Interestingly, Seneff believes she may have discovered why. It appears countries in which COVID-19 vaccines have not raised mortality rates are also not using glyphosate.
“I immediately suspected glyphosate when I started to see COVID-19,“ Seneff says. “I’ve written a book on glyphosate called ‘Toxic Legacy,’ and I have an entire chapter in that book on the immune system. Glyphosate, I believe, is a train wreck for the innate immune system, and when your immune system is weak, your body has to overreact to the virus. It can’t kill the virus.
So, it ends up [causing] collateral damage and wrecking your tissues. You get into this cytokine storm kind of situation where you destroy your lungs and you can’t cope. It’s not really the virus. It’s the immune reaction to the virus that’s killing you, and that’s because your immune system is too weak. If you have a strong innate immune system, I believe you wouldn’t even get symptoms from COVID-19.
When you look at the statistics on which countries are hit hard and just can’t get ahead of this virus, they’re clearly the countries that use a lot of glyphosate and developing biofuels based on glyphosate-exposed plants. So, I think that’s a critical piece of the puzzle as well. Glyphosate is in the atmosphere … [and] people are breathing it. So now you’re getting a direct attack on the lungs immune system, which makes you very susceptible to COVID.”
Ultimately, Seneff believes, as I do, that the COVID-19 “vaccines” will end up killing far more people than the disease itself, and will in fact make the disease worse. Seneff cites a disturbing case history of a cancer patient in the U.K. who was treated for severe COVID-19 for 101 days.
The antibody cocktails they gave him didn’t work, and after his death, they concluded that the predominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in his body had a dozen different mutations in the spike protein. Somehow, his body figured out how to evade the antibodies, which is a critical piece of the puzzle.
“I think the vaccines are doing the same thing,” Seneff says, adding that, among the immune compromised, only 17% of vaccinated individuals actually produce antibodies.5 Surprisingly, these people may actually have drawn the short end of the stick. The antibodies may not work because their immune function is low, thereby allowing the virus to build resistance and mutate.
“I think you have a lot of immune compromised people in a country where glyphosate is destroying people’s immune system, and that gives tremendous opportunity for the virus to mutate. The vaccine is going to accelerate that process because we’re vaccinating immune compromised people left and right.”
COVID-19 Vaccines Are a Public Health Disaster
The typical unprecedented vaccine takes 12 years to develop, and of all the unprecedented vaccines in development, only 2% are projected to ever make it through phases 2 and 3 of clinical testing.
The COVID-19 vaccine was developed with Operation Warp Speed in less than one year, which makes it virtually impossible for this vaccine to be adequately tested for safety and efficacy.
Hundreds of millions of people are now being vaccinated around the world, based on nothing more than preliminary efficacy data. Disturbingly, while sudden death is one apparent side effect, the vast majority of side effects won’t be known until a decade or more from now.
Seneff predicts that in the next 10 to 15 years, we’ll see a sudden spike in prion diseases, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases at younger ages, and blood disorders such as blood clots, hemorrhaging, stroke and heart failure.
“It’s a nightmare,“ she says. "And I can see how it can happen. Basically, the vaccine is so unbelievably unnatural, and it has a single-minded goal, which is to get your body to produce antibodies to the spike protein. The RNA has been manipulated. It’s not natural RNA because it has methyl-pseudouridine on it … And the goal is to keep it alive.
Normally, if you get injected with RNA, you have enzymes in your system, in your tissues, that will immediately break it down. Your body knows it must get rid of the RNA. What you do with the vaccine is you make sure [your body] can’t get at it …
Then there’s the lipid [that the RNA is encased in]. The lipids are very abnormal, very weird … They’re not natural but they have some cholesterol in there, probably to help it look like a natural LDL particle so that your cells will take it up. It’s not being taken up by the ACE2 receptor.
It’s not being taken up the same way that the virus is being taken up. It’s a totally different mechanism that brings it into all the cells. You’ve gone past all the mucosal membranes. Usually, a virus is going to come into the lungs or any kind of cavity where there’s a mucosal system that’s going to hit the virus first.
The virus [will trigger] your natural mucosal system to respond to it and clear it if you’re a healthy person, and that’s the end of it. [With the vaccine], we never get a chance to do that. You’re just getting it shot right into your muscle, past all the barriers and the muscle goes crazy … sending out all kinds of alarms.”
Understanding Your Immune System
As your cells start producing the viral spike proteins, your immune cells rally to mop up the proteins and dump them into your lymphatic system. This is why many report swollen lymph nodes under the arms. This is also a sign of breast cancer. The antibody response is part of your humoral immunity. You also have cellular immunity, which is part of your innate immune system.
Your innate immune system is very powerful. And, if you’re healthy, it can clear viruses without ever producing a single antibody. Antibodies are actually a second-tier effect when your innate immune system fails. The problem is your innate immune system is definitely going to fail if you get a COVID-19 shot, because it’s bypassing all of the areas where your innate immune system would be brought to bear.
Your body will essentially believe that the innate immune system has failed, which means it must bring in the backup cavalry. In essence, your body is now over-reacting to something that isn’t true. You’re not actually infected with a virus and your innate immune system has not failed, but your body is forced to respond as if both are true.
How COVID-19 Vaccine Circumvents Healthy Immune Responses
But there’s more. As explained by Seneff, the synthetic RNA in the mRNA vaccines contains a nucleotide called methyl-pseudouridine, which your body cannot break down, and the RNA is programmed to trigger maximum protein production. So, we’re looking at completely untested manipulation of RNA.
It is very important to recognize that this is a genetically engineered mRNA for the spike protein. It is in no way shape or form the same that SARS-CoV-2 produces. It’s been significantly altered to avoid being metabolized by your body. Additionally, the spike protein your body produces in response to the COVID-19 vaccine mRNA locks into your ACE2 receptor.
This is because the genetically engineered NEW spike protein has additional prolines inserted that prevent the receptors from properly closing, which then cause you to downregulate ACE2. That’s partially how you end up with problems such as pulmonary hypertension, ventricular heart failure and stroke.6,7
As noted in a 2020 paper,8 there’s a “pivotal link” between ACE2 deficiency and SARS-CoV-2 infection. People with ACE2 deficiency tend to be more prone to severe COVID-19. The spike protein suppresses ACE2,9 making the deficiency even worse. As it turns out, the vaccines essentially do the same thing.
How Long Might Effects Last?
As mentioned, RNA is highly perishable, so to get it past the enzymes that would normally break down free mRNA, it’s encased in a lipid nanoparticle combined with polyethylene glycol or PEG. The PEG helps protect the RNA from breaking down. The RNA can easily enter the cell via natural endocytosis pathways, taking advantage of the nanoparticle design made to look like an LDL particle.
They strategically chose a cationic lipid, meaning it’s positively charged. “Usually you have phospholipids in your membranes that are negatively charged,” Seneff explains. The problem with cationic lipids is they disturb the plasma membrane and cause an immune response.
However, that may also be a key reason for why they were used. Typically, conventional vaccines contain an aluminum adjuvant to initiate an immune response. Aluminum was not appropriate for the COVID-19 vaccines, but the cationic lipids serve a similar function spectacularly well.
Being extremely toxic to the cell membranes, the positively charged lipids trigger immune cells to rush in to aid the cells and mop up the spike protein now being produced, while also being the vehicle that allows the RNA to slip into the cells. Once inside the cell, the mRNA delivers the instructions to produce enormous amounts of spike proteins.
The really worrisome thing is there’s potential for it to become part of the DNA and then it will last forever. Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.
Importantly, there’s no telling how long these instructions will persist. Manufacturers are guessing the synthetic RNA may survive in the human body for about six months, but we really don’t know if that’s true or not.
Again, the alterations they’ve done to the synthetic RNA are meant to prevent it from breaking down. It could be years or even decades that these spike proteins are being produced, and you will find out shortly why this is a really bad scenario.
“The really worrisome thing, which I talk about in the paper, is there’s potential for it to become integrated into your DNA,“ Seneff says. “If that happens, it will last your entire lifetime, and you may pass this new genetic code on to your offspring.”
Tracing Spike Protein From Cells to Lymph to Spleen
As explained by Seneff, your immune cells mop up mRNA and spike protein and dump them into your lymphatic system. From there, they make their way into your spleen, where they can remain for quite a long time.
“There are all these different immune cells that have different roles, but it’s the dendritic cells and the macrophages that are initially going into the muscle, picking up the mRNA, taking it over to the lymph system, traveling through the lymph system to the spleen and piling it up there. The spleen was the highest concentration of all the organs they looked at in animal studies. The liver was second.
It wasn’t the COVID-19 vaccine, but it was a messenger RNA vaccine. So, it was the same concept. The other vaccines, the ones that are based on a DNA vector, they also go to the spleen. I think they like it when they see that it’s going to the spleen because you have these germinal centers in the spleen that are focus groups for making antibodies.
So these dendritic cells are in these germinal centers in the spleen, and then they bring in the B-cells and T-cells, and those are the ones that make and perfect the antibodies, because you need to go through a whole training mode to get the antibiotics to be exactly matched to that particular spike protein. That happens predominantly in the spleen.”
Potential Vaccine Shedding Mechanism Revealed
Seneff also sheds light on the mysterious reports of unvaccinated individuals experiencing unusual bleeding symptoms after spending time in proximity to a newly vaccinated person. She believes this may be due to exosomes being released from the lungs.
“If you are a person who’s producing these exosomes from your spleen and shipping them out, there’s no reason why you can’t ship them out to the lungs. In fact, they’ve shown experimentally that those exosomes do get released from the lungs,” Seneff says.
So, to be clear, what’s being “shed” or spread by vaccinated individuals is the spike protein — which is itself toxic — not the SARS-CoV-2. So, it’s not an infection but rather the shedding of a toxic protein.
“If you’re breathing it in, you could be getting an increased risk, it seems to me. I mean, it sounds really farfetched, but it looks like it could happen, just from the logic of what goes on in biology. It could happen that you would breathe in these exosomes containing these misfolded prion proteins, which are not good for you, and exactly what happens when they go into the lungs, I don’t know. I have no idea.”
Can mRNA Vaccines Change Your DNA? That Is the Question
Getting back to the potential issue of gene editing, I’ve been accused of being scientifically ignorant for stating that COVID-19 vaccines are not vaccines but rather a form of gene therapy. But when you delve into the genetics and molecular biology of this vaccine you discover that they are in fact a form of a stealth gene editing tool that can change your DNA and integrate instructions to make even more spike proteins.
It’s counterintuitive because, typically, mRNA cannot be integrated directly into your genes because you need reverse transcriptase. Reverse transcriptase converts RNA back into DNA (reverse transcription). Seneff, however, discovered there’s a wide variety of reverse transcriptase systems already embedded in our DNA, which makes this possible. She explains:
“There was this long period of time in which we had the mantra that transcription is DNA to RNA to protein. That’s basic biology — DNA, RNA, protein. But then, in 1970, David Baltimore at MIT… discovered reverse transcriptase in retroviruses (RNA tumor viruses), which he won the Nobel Prize for.
It turns out, and I didn’t know this until I started digging into these vaccines, that we actually have plenty of reverse transcriptase in our own cells. We have plenty of it. And it’s these long interspersed nuclear elements (LINEs) and short interspersed nuclear elements (SINEs) that are able to take our RNA back to DNA and to put that DNA back into the genome.”
LINEs and SINEs are sequences of nucleotides, pieces of DNA, and they make up a huge percentage of the genome. For example, LINE1 is 10% of your genome. Most of the time they’re inactive and scientists were puzzled about what they actually do. They’re rather strange, as they fold DNA backward and stick it back in different areas. For example, in people with Alzheimer’s, the amyloid beta protein gets duplicated all over the place in their genome.
“They get like a big fat genome with extra copies with different variations in those copies. And they do that through RNA,“ Seneff says. "So, you have a mechanism for evolution. The primary mechanism, I would guess, is through taking the DNA, turning it into RNA, mutating the RNA because RNA mutates much more easily than DNA does, and then turning it back into DNA and sticking it back into the genome.”
In a nutshell, LINEs and SINEs appear to be activated when an alternative solution for a problem is needed. One such problem could be glyphosate exposure. When the body is too sick to function normally, it finds a way around the problem by mutating proteins. “It’s a process that we use to deal with environmental toxic chemicals that we’re confronted with generally,” Seneff says.
So, in summary, mRNA can be reverse transcribed and converted back to DNA by LINEs and SINEs in your body. This cloned DNA can then be integrated into your genome. In this way, it truly is genetic editing.
Are We Creating a Generation of Super-Spreaders?
What comes next is truly chilling. Seneff cites research10 showing that sperm has this ability to take exogenous mRNA, either from a virus or an mRNA vaccine, and reverse transcribe it into DNA and then produce plasmids that contain this cloned DNA. The sperm then releases these plasmids around the egg, which takes them up.
The egg hangs on to those plasmids and puts the new code into the cells of the growing fetus. Hypothetically, a man having been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine could produce a child born with the genetic code to make the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
This is not a good thing, because this means the child will not have antibodies against the spike protein. Since it’s part of their genetic code, it registers as one of their own proteins and their body won’t produce antibodies against it. If that child is exposed to SARS-CoV-2, their immune system won’t react at all. What happens next is anyone’s guess, but it’s bound to be severely problematic in one way or another.
“Exactly how sick they’ll get or whether they’ll get sick at all, I don’t know,“ Seneff says, “but their immune system won’t react and they’ll be able to carry that virus for their entire life and then pass [that genomic trait] on down to their children …
Now, if I don’t react to [the virus] and I let it grow, what happens? Do I get sick? To what extent is the illness [COVID-19] the consequence of the immune response, rather than the virus itself? We don’t know that, really, but many say the real problem is the overactive immune response.
People are dying of the immune response to COVID, they’re not dying from the virus. The virus is not killing them. It’s the immune response to the virus that’s killing them. So, if you don’t have an immune response, what happens? Nobody knows.”
Even if such a child were to be unaffected by the virus, we could be looking at a serious problem, as they could turn into lifelong super-spreaders and a chronic hazard to everyone around them. At least that’s what happened in cows.
Seneff recounts a story of herds plagued by a viral diarrhea. They finally realized that “killer calves” were the problem. Calves were being born that had viral protein integrated into their genome. When exposed to the virus, these calves, unable to clear the virus naturally, then spread it to the adult cows, which got sick.
“I don’t see why the same thing couldn’t happen with COVID — that a baby could be born who has this humanized version of that protein, catches the [wild] virus and then it spreads it to the adult population,“ Seneff says.
Such children would be true super-spreaders, and the indoctrination we’re currently seeing, where children are told their mere presence could pose a mortal risk to the people they love, would then turn into grim reality. The calves in question were euthanized to safeguard the rest of the herds. How would we address human equivalents?
Hopefully, this nightmare scenario will not occur, but it appears biologically possible, and that is the problem. The fact that the available science allows for this kind of speculation is reason enough to put the brakes on this vaccination campaign. We have no clue what the long-term consequences are. We don’t even know what the short-term consequences are, other than more vaccinated people are dying, collectively, compared to unvaccinated ones.
Spike Protein Appears Highly Problematic
A particularly fascinating part of Seneff’s paper addresses the toxicity of the spike protein. A key problem with all of these gene-based COVID-19 vaccines is that the spike protein itself appears toxic, and your body is now a spike protein-producing factory.
“Right. They have done studies where they only expose the [animal] to the spike protein, showing it was toxic in the brain and the blood vessels. So, it’s causing immune reactions all by itself that is damaging to the tissues.
It’s basically a toxic molecule, and I think it’s toxic possibly because of it being a prion protein …
I’m going to do more research on it. I don’t know enough yet, but it looks horrendous to me. I think it may be the most worrisome thing. There are two big things that are going to happen in the future.
They’re going to take time [to develop], so we’re not going to see it immediately. And, of course, we’re not going to blame the vaccine because rates will start going up for these horrible diseases and no one will link them to it.”
Why Spike Protein May Cause Serious Neurodegenerative Disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CKD), the human version of mad cow disease, is a prion disease. Other human forms of prion disease include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). “You have all these horrible neurodegenerative diseases and each one is tied to specific prion proteins,” Seneff says. The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein also appears to be a prion protein, although this has yet to be thoroughly verified.
Disturbingly, the spike protein produced by COVID-19 vaccines, due to the modifications made, may make it more of a prion than the spike protein in the actual virus, and a more effective one.
“Papers are showing that those germinal centers in the spleen … are a primary source of the prion proteins that eventually get taken up the vagus nerve and delivered to the brainstem nuclei. That’s how you can get Parkinson’s disease, for example …
There’s so much we need to learn, but it looks to me like it’s a setup here. They’re really inviting this kind of thing to happen with these vaccines, where they’re focusing on those germinal centers [because] those are the very same place where these prion proteins often get started.”
Why Long-Term Neurological Damage Is To Be Expected
In her paper, Seneff describes key characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that suggests it’s a prion:11
“Neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as headache, nausea and dizziness, encephalitis and fatal brain blood clots are all indicators of damaging viral effects on the brain. Buzhdygan et al. (2020) proposed that primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells could cause these symptoms …
In an in vitro study of the blood-brain barrier, the S1 component of the spike protein promoted loss of barrier integrity, suggesting that the spike protein acting alone triggers a pro-inflammatory response in brain endothelial cells, which could explain the neurological consequences of the disease.
The implications of this observation are disturbing because the mRNA vaccines induce synthesis of the spike protein, which could theoretically act in a similar way to harm the brain. The spike protein generated endogenously by the vaccine could also negatively impact the male testes, as the ACE2 receptor is highly expressed in Leydig cells in the testes …
Prion diseases are a collection of neurodegenerative diseases that are induced through the misfolding of important bodily proteins, which form toxic oligomers that eventually precipitate out as fibrils causing widespread damage to neurons …
Furthermore, researchers have identified a signature motif linked to susceptibility to misfolding into toxic oligomers, called the glycine zipper motif … Prion proteins become toxic when the α-helices misfold as β-sheets, and the protein is then impaired in its ability to enter the membrane.
Glycines within the glycine zipper transmembrane motifs in the amyloid-β precursor protein (APP) play a central role in the misfolding of amyloid-β linked to Alzheimer’s disease. APP contains a total of four GxxxG motifs. When considering that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a transmembrane protein, and that it contains five GxxxG motifs in its sequence,12 it becomes extremely plausible that it could behave as a prion.
One of the GxxxG sequences is present within its membrane fusion domain. Recall that the mRNA vaccines are designed with an altered sequence that replaces two adjacent amino acids in the fusion domain with a pair of prolines.
This is done intentionally in order to force the protein to remain in its open state and make it harder for it to fuse with the membrane. This seems to us like a dangerous step towards misfolding potentially leading to prion disease …
A paper published by J. Bart Classen (2021) proposed that the spike protein in the mRNA vaccines could cause prion-like diseases, in part through its ability to bind to many known proteins and induce their misfolding into potential prions.
Idrees and Kumar (2021) have proposed that the spike protein’s S1 component is prone to act as a functional amyloid and form toxic aggregates … and can ultimately lead to neurodegeneration.”
So, in summary, the take-home here is that COVID-19 vaccines, offered to hundreds of millions of people, are instruction sets for your body to make a toxic protein that will eventually wind up concentrated in your spleen, from where prion-like protein instructions will be sent out, leading to neurodegenerative diseases.
Vaccine Remedy May Be Worse Than the Disease
In her paper, Seneff goes into far more detail in her description of the spike protein as a metabolic poison. While I recommend reading Seneff’s paper in its entirety, I’ve extracted key sections below, starting with how the spike protein can trigger pathological damage leading to lung damage and heart and brain diseases:13
“The picture is now emerging that SARS-CoV-2 has serious effects on the vasculature in multiple organs, including the brain vasculature … In a series of papers, Yuichiro Suzuki in collaboration with other authors presented a strong argument that the spike protein by itself can cause a signaling response in the vasculature with potentially widespread consequences.
These authors observed that, in severe cases of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 causes significant morphological changes to the pulmonary vasculature … Furthermore, they showed that exposure of cultured human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein S1 subunit was sufficient to promote cell signaling without the rest of the virus components.
Follow-on papers showed that the spike protein S1 subunit suppresses ACE2, causing a condition resembling pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a severe lung disease with very high mortality … The ‘in vivo studies’ they referred to … had shown that SARS coronavirus-induced lung injury was primarily due to inhibition of ACE2 by the SARS-CoV spike protein, causing a large increase in angiotensin-II.
Suzuki et al. (2021) went on to demonstrate experimentally that the S1 component of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, at a low concentration … activated the MEK/ERK/MAPK signaling pathway to promote cell growth. They speculated that these effects would not be restricted to the lung vasculature.
The signaling cascade triggered in the heart vasculature would cause coronary artery disease, and activation in the brain could lead to stroke. Systemic hypertension would also be predicted. They hypothesized that this ability of the spike protein to promote pulmonary arterial hypertension could predispose patients who recover from SARS-CoV-2 to later develop right ventricular heart failure.
Furthermore, they suggested that a similar effect could happen in response to the mRNA vaccines, and they warned of potential long-term consequences to both children and adults who received COVID-19 vaccines based on the spike protein.
An interesting study by Lei et. al. (2021) found that pseudovirus — spheres decorated with the SARS-CoV-2 S1 protein but lacking any viral DNA in their core — caused inflammation and damage in both the arteries and lungs of mice exposed intratracheally.
They then exposed healthy human endothelial cells to the same pseudovirus particles. Binding of these particles to endothelial ACE2 receptors led to mitochondrial damage and fragmentation in those endothelial cells, leading to the characteristic pathological changes in the associated tissue.
This study makes it clear that spike protein alone, unassociated with the rest of the viral genome, is sufficient to cause the endothelial damage associated with COVID-19. The implications for vaccines intended to cause cells to manufacture the spike protein are clear and are an obvious cause for concern.
Commercial Vaccines Are Not as ‘Clean’ as Trial Vaccines
Seneff’s paper also highlights the unknown hazard of injecting fragmented RNA, found in greater quantity in the commercially manufactured Pfizer vaccine compared to the vaccine used in the initial trials:14
“The EMA Public Assessment Report … describes in detail a review of the [Pfizer] manufacturing process … One concerning revelation is the presence of ‘fragmented species’ of RNA in the injection solution. These are RNA fragments resulting from early termination of the process of transcription from the DNA template.
These fragments, if translated by the cell following injection, would generate incomplete spike proteins, again resulting in altered and unpredictable three-dimensional structure and a physiological impact that is at best neutral and at worst detrimental to cellular functioning.
There were considerably more of these fragmented forms of RNA found in the commercially manufactured products than in the products used in clinical trials. The latter were produced via a much more tightly controlled manufacturing process …
While we are not asserting that non-spike proteins generated from fragmented RNA would be misfolded or otherwise pathological, we believe they would at least contribute to the cellular stress that promotes prion-associated conformational changes in the spike protein that is present.”
More Information
Seneff and I cover a great deal more than I’ve covered in this article, including how the vaccines may trigger autoimmune problems by way of molecular mimicry. This includes things like celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and lupus. So, if you have ANY interest in learning more about this vaccine I strongly suggest you watch the entire video.
We also discuss how the shots are causing idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a rare blood disorder in which you end up with blood clots, a drop in platelet count and hemorrhages, all at the same time.
Also, be sure to read through Seneff’s paper, “Worse Than The Disease: Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19,” published in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research.15
How Can You Protect Yourself From the Vaccine or Exposure to Those That Were Vaccinated?
Indeed, that is the question of the day. We talked about shedding from the vaccine. Obviously, the vaccine does not classically shed virus particles but it can easily cause people to shed spike proteins, and it is these spike proteins that may cause just as much damage as the virus.
While Seneff’s paper didn’t delve deeply into solutions, it provides a major clue, which is that your body has the capacity to address many of these problems through a process called autophagy. This is the process of removal of damaged proteins in your body.
One effective strategy that will upregulate autophagy is periodic fasting or time-restricted eating. Most people eat more than 12 hours a day. Gradually lowering that to a six- to eight-hour window will radically improve your metabolic flexibility and decrease insulin resistance.
Another beneficial practice is sauna therapy, which upregulates heat shock proteins. I have discussed this extensively in previous articles. Heat shock proteins work by refolding proteins that are misfolded. They also tag damaged proteins and target them for removal.
Another vital strategy is to eliminate all processed vegetable oils (seed oils), which means eliminating virtually all processed foods as they are loaded with them. Seed oils will radically impair mitochondrial energy production, increase oxidative stress and damage your immune system.
Seed oils also are likely to contain glyphosate, as it is heavily used on the crops that produce them. Obviously, it is important to avoid glyphosate contamination in all your food, which you can minimize by buying only certified organic foods.
Finally, you want to optimize your innate immune system and one of the best ways to do that is to get enough sun exposure, wearing in your bathing suit, to have your vitamin level reach 60 to 80 ng/ml (100 to 150 nmol/l).
Sources and References
1, 11, 13, 14, 15 International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research May 10, 2021; 2(1): 402-444
2 America’s Frontline Doctors May 9, 2021
3 Covid19.healthdata.org
4 The UNZ Review May 15, 2021
5 JAMA. March 15, 2021 doi:10.1001/jama.2021.4385
6 European Heart Journal July 20, 2020: ehaa534
7, 9 Circulation Research 2021; 128: 1323-1326
8 European Journal of Internal Medicine June 2020; 76:14-20
10 Molecular Reproduction and Development 2006; 73(10):1239-1246
12 UniProtKB P0DTC2 (Spike SARS2)
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US National Security State Imports Siege Tactics From Iraq for a New ‘War on Domestic Terror’
A Requiem for QAnon
How the Fed Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Easy Money
Beijing, the Five Eyes, or Something Else? Who’s To Blame for the Covid Pandemic?
Thoughts on the ‘New Normal’ and the Things That We Are Losing as a Society
Trans Ideology Is Warping Our Justice System
The Disintegrated States of America
A Video, All About Me!
The Biden Administration Is Still Lying About January 6
The US Isn’t an Israeli Puppet, Israel Isn’t a US Puppet: It’s One Empire
The Real Halston
Covid Vaccines May Bring Avalanche of Neurological Disease
US National Security State Imports Siege Tactics From Iraq for a New ‘War on Domestic Terror’ Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The Deep State has big plans for a very particular demographic among the US citizenry.
The terminologies tossed into the word salad vary (“domestic extremist,” “homegrown terrorist,” “right-wing fanatics,” “bitter clingers,”) but they all mean more or less the same thing: the conservative, Christian, gun-owning, mostly white, non-compliant remnants of the Middle America middle class.
Operating in lockstep, the apparatuses of the Deep State intelligence community/military-industrial complex—have set sights squarely on uncooperative “libertarian” elements inside the US.
How precisely are “libertarian extremists” — or whatever buzzword de jour the corporate media has weaponized at the moment — defined? Unsurprisingly, loosely and conveniently, however the Deep State wishes to, with a broad, imaginative brushstroke to sweep up the maximum volume of political opponents possible:
“an unholy alliance of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians”
This posturing against “right-wing extremists” (again, simply meaning any individual or group who challenges the dominant neoliberal power structure) is not new in DC rhetoric, but it has intensified dramatically since the so-called “insurrection” of January 6th:
“Former CIA Director John Brennan made the statement that [the] Biden intel community [is] ‘moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about’ the pro-Trump ‘insurgency’… law enforcement, homeland security, intelligence, and even the defense officials are doing everything possible to root out what seems to be a very very serious and insidious threat to our democracy and our republic.”
The CIA is by no means alone in its efforts – this is a carefully coordinated, tightly choreographed operation spanning multiple federal agencies (the so-called “alphabet boys” for their myriad acronyms), including:
The FBI
Department of Defense
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Homeland Security
NSA
US Department of Justice
The US Department of Justice, the enormously powerful agency tasked with enforcing federal law, recently requested an 11% overall budget increase to “combat domestic extremism, racial inequality, environmental degradation and gender violence”:
“Attorney General Merrick B. Garland told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Justice Department needs more money for Biden administration priorities including combating domestic extremism.… Mr. Garland has prioritized efforts to fight domestic terrorism and protect civil rights over the department’s focus during the Trump administration on street crime and gangs… The department is also seeking an additional $101 million to address the rising threat of domestic terrorism.”
One of the major priorities of the Deep State’s “counter-extremism” operations is disarming the American population. In its plea for more resources for the cause, the DOJ submitted a “request for an additional $232 million to curb gun violence”:
“The additional funding would be used to… support improved background checks and more comprehensive red-flag laws, which allow the police to temporarily confiscate firearms from people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.”
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In a nation whose schoolchildren learned real lessons from history and the tenants of civilized society, none of this would be tolerated. Unfortunately, instead, 21st-century children of American public schools learn about gender pronouns and critical race theory from lobotomized education majors fresh out of their indoctrination camps in the liberal social sciences.
What is afoot is the American Empire crumbling in on itself, the comeuppance of decades of public indifference to immoral foreign occupations, of millions of dead civilians overseas, all in the service of advancing the interests of a tiny globalist elite that benefits from war.
The citizenry did nothing to stop the Iraq or Afghanistan wars, and now the ruling elite’s tools of external control and subjugation of far-away populations have been turned inward.
Consequently, normal Americans – even non-violent, relatively apolitical ones who go to work, love their families, and just want to be left alone — are now in the crosshairs of a murderous, bloodthirsty national security state.
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Again, the phenomenon of a government directing its violence onto the population it theoretically exists to protect is not an overnight development.
Since the heyday of the Bush-era neocons’ Orwellian, unwinnable “War on Terror,” civil liberty activists have warned that the siege tactics employed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other immoral foreign wars would inevitably be imported onto US soil for use on the American population.
“This ain’t police work. No, it ain’t. I mean, I can send any fool with a badge and a gun up on them corners and jack a crew and grab vials. But policing? I mean, you call something a war and pretty soon everybody gonna be running around acting like warriors. They gonna be running around on a damn crusade, storming corners, slapping on cuffs, racking up body counts. And when you at war, you need a fucking enemy. And pretty soon, damn near everybody on every corner is your fucking enemy. And soon the neighborhood that you’re supposed to be policing, that’s just occupied territory.”
– Maj. Howard ‘Bunny’ Colvin, The Wire
The new “War on Domestic Terror” waged by the Deep State – aided and abetted by the corporate media —  is not about “liberation” or protecting democracy, just as the previous “War on Terror” at the turn of the century was not about those things in the far-off regions where it was waged.
Instead, what we are witnessing is an unprecedented attempt to assert domination and control over an uncompliant US populace increasingly frustrated with the unrepresentative federalized forces that occupy their land – only this time, the battlefields will be Nebraska and Mississippi, not Fallujah, and the “insurgents” are average Americans, not Iraqis.
When they are met with force, and agents of the repressive federal state killed, as will inevitably occur, it will not be the Nebraska corn farmer who is to blame. Self-defense is an inalienable right of free people everywhere.
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A Requiem for QAnon Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
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A sign that we’re still in the proverbial fog of war is that theories of all manner of plots and plans abound, giving people hope that even though things look bleak, we’re headed toward that happy ending. And much of the encouraging news online comes from the mysterious, still anonymous “Q” and his cadre of analysts who unpack his cryptic messages for the trusting Q followers.
You see, according to Q, Trump, along with trustworthy military personnel, has been playing 4-D chess all along in order to oust all the Deep State criminals, try them in military tribunals, and sentence them to serve their prison terms in Guantanamo.
And when things turned dicey after the election, Q assured his followers that Trump was in control and was just giving the traitors enough rope to hang themselves. Key Q spokesmen including Charlie Ward, Robert David Steele, and Simon Parkes predicted “The Storm” would come on January 6th—not the storm that actually came, but one that would assure Trump remained in the White House. When that backfired dramatically, it was surely to come on January 20th. And when that failed, Trump was to be inaugurated on March 4th.
With a nod to humorist Dave Barry, in whose decades-long syndicated Miami Herald column he frequently wrote entertainingly wacky stories and then vouched for their accuracy in the same words I’m about to use: I am not making this up.
You’d think the QTards would retire in disgrace after all these false promises, but noooo. The various Q spokesmen assure what may be their millions of followers that Trump will be inaugurated once more on…wait for it… July 4, 2021!
Funny, I thought Sleepy Joe was the de facto President now. I must have missed something.
QAnon’s Redo of America
Now, I recognize that hope is a good thing—even a necessary one. But it needs to be based on reality. So let’s examine a few of Q’s claims to see if they pass the credibility test. But before we do, let me summarize the mismash of QAnon theories, promises and predictions circulating on the Web for at least the past couple of years, but now escalating into the promise of a Brave New World.
According to Q et al., in 1871, Congress sold America to the international banking cartel—an earlier version of what we have today—thus removing the United States  from the Constitution as the law of the land, and creating, in place of the Republic, the Corporation of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  The proof? The use of all capital letters and the changing of the preposition from “for” to “of”, i.e. the Constitution for the United States of America, versus the Constitution of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Got that?
Where’s the good news, you ask? Hold on! It seems President Trump declared the Corporation bankrupt, which may sound bad at first, but then he restored America back to our original Republic so we get to start fresh…and with no debt! And Trump is still the President, though not the 45th—that was for the Corporation—but rather the 19th.
Guess he’d have to change all those “Trump 45” logos on posters, T-shirts and such. And just imagine the confusion for students studying history when they’d learn that Trump was the 45th President, and later the 19th President. On second thought, given the idiosyncrasies of Common Core math, maybe this would make sense to them.
Trust the Plan!
Not only that, but Q assures us that the military is in charge. Huh? You mean as in a military dictatorship? When, historically speaking, has that turned out well for the public? Oh, but these are the “white hats”—i.e. the good guys. And they have a “plan.” “Trust the Plan!” says Q, over and over again, along with “Watch the Show!” and “We’re in control, patriots!” In other worlds, Q, who won’t even reveal his name, posts cryptic messages in the bowels of the internet saying patriots should sit quietly at home eating popcorn while Q and friends save the Republic. Does that reassure you? Me neither.
And what exactly is this “Plan”? Nothing less than a worldwide sting operation to take down not only our domestic coup plotters, but also an international ring of pedophiles, and assorted “black hats”—i.e. bad guys, not to put too fine a point upon it—while ushering in a new Golden Age. I mean that at least quasi-literally, since another part of the “Plan” hinges upon NESARA (National Economic Security and Recovery Act), a bill supposedly signed by former President Clinton that creates a debt Jubilee—total debt forgiveness—and a return to the vaunted gold standard, with one hitch: by means of blockchain technology, i.e. cryptocurrency. I haven’t seen an explanation of how Clinton could have signed onto the blockchain part, as it hadn’t been developed back in the 90s, but why quibble with genius.
And Q continues to assure us, through his many mouthpieces, including former Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member Steve Pieczenik who once worked in intel under Kissinger, the X22 Report, Charlie Ward, Simon Parkes, and many others, that “The Plan” is well under way, there are hundreds of sealed indictments, and the bad guys will soon be arrested.
They’ve been telling us this since Robert Mueller was named Special Prosecutor, only back then, Q’s advice was to “Trust Sessions” and “Trust Mueller.”
After we learned Sessions nearly terminally hobbled Trump’s administration, and Mueller was a Deep State fixer, did Q’s followers abandon his leaky ship?
Well, this one did! Yes, I know whereof I speak, as I was intrigued by QAnon in early 2018, and can tell you it was a brilliant and highly addictive psy-op. Much to my surprise, however, instead of Q vanishing shamefacedly in the night after dozens of false predictions and disingenuous promises, the psy-op is still going strong!
Now why might this be? In fact, as I understand it, Q himself has not “dropped’ any more of his cryptic “breadcrumbs” (i.e. posts) so far this year, yet his acolytes are still going strong.
Apart from the possibility—some would say likelihood—that Q’s mouthpieces have nefarious intentions, they may well have a strong pecuniary incentive. Consider that they have amassed myriad followers as internet “influencers,” which generally means big money. In fact, Charlie Ward claims to have over 13 million followers! If they’ve been reaping a monetary harvest, the Q spokesmen may be loath to relinquish their cash cow. This of course means they’d have to keep spinning stories out of whole cloth, in the manner of an ongoing soap opera. Luckily for them, it seems their audience is always ready for the next episode.
So what is the Qsters’ current claim? Trump will resume his presidency; OK, that’s an easy sell, as 90 million of people or more want this to be true. But note how the Q promoters keep moving the goal posts for Trump’s 2021 inauguration: from January 20th to March 4th to July 4, 2021. Hmmm… And how is this to happen, pray tell? With the assistance of…wait for it… JFK Jr., who didn’t really die when his plane crashed two decades ago.
Again, I am not making this up. My imagination is just not that fertile.
A word about Simon Parkes before we move on: Mr. Parkes claims he was abducted by aliens, knows some of them quite intimately, and believes in lizard people among other alien life forms. Interestingly, none of this has lowered his credibility with his followers, but they did give him flack for claiming to have spoken to the real “Q”. This they found to be beyond belief, so he had to back-pedal. Apparently, no one gets to talk to the man behind the curtain.
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How the Fed Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Easy Money Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In this selection from chapter 19 of Reassessing the Presidency (newly available as an ebook from the Mises Store), Joseph Salerno examines one example of how the Federal Reserve and U.S. presidents work together to expand the size and scope of government.
… It was not ultimately budget deficits that allowed Kennedy to initiate the corporatist planning and militarization of the U.S. economy that bore first fruit in the emergence of the American welfare-warfare state during Johnson’s Great Society and culminated in Nixon’s fascist New Economic Policy. The policy that facilitated Johnson’s simultaneous financing of extravagant expenditures on welfare programs and the military adventure in Vietnam and made conditions ripe for Nixon’s imposition of wage and price controls was not newfangled functional finance but old-fashioned monetary inflation. As the historian of macroeconomic policy, Kenneth Weiher, has pointed out, it was not the much-vaunted “fiscal revolution” but the overlooked “monetary revolution” that took place during the Kennedy administration which turned out to be the predominant influence on the economic events of the 1960s and 1970s. As Weiher stated: “There was a revolution all right, but the most important change occurred at the Federal Reserve; however, 10 years passed before more than a handful of people caught on to what was happening.”
In the three years of the Kennedy administration the growth of the money supply as measured by M2 averaged about 8 percent per year. If we take the eleven prior years going back to 1950, the rate of growth of M2 averaged 3.6 percent per year; if we go back four more years, to the first postwar year of 1946, the average annual rate of M2 growth over the fifteen-year period drops to 3.3 percent.
There were basically two reasons why the role of monetary policy tended to be so grossly underplayed in the economic histories of this period. The first was that the new economists themselves, as unreconstructed Keynesians, uniformly denigrated the potency of monetary policy while touting the effectiveness of fiscal policy. Thus the Kennedy tax-cut bill, which did not even take effect until 1964, receives the lion’s share of the credit for stimulating the recovery from the 1960-1961 recession. Second, because most economists since the 1930s, including and especially those of Keynesian orientation, identified inflation with increases in the price level, and interpreted the 1.2-percent average annual rate of increase of the CPI during the period 1961-1963 as evidence of the absence of inflation …
Despite the negligible increase in the CPI, however, the effects of the rapid, and initially unanticipated, monetary inflation were visible in credit markets as real interest rates trended steadily downward throughout the decade. Unfortunately, both Keynesian and central bank orthodoxies of the 1960s focused on the nominal interest rate as an important indicator of the degree of ease or restraint of monetary policy, making no allowance for the effect of inflationary expectations on the nominal interest rate. Consequently, neither the new economists nor the monetary authorities believed that monetary policy was “unduly” expansionary because short-term nominal interest rates rose from 1961 to 1963. Indeed, the new economists were quite pleased with monetary policy during this period, an attitude typified in Seymour Harris’s observation that “the [Federal Reserve] board provided the country with a reasonably easy money policy …”
Given that monetary policy was indeed grossly inflationary during the Kennedy years, what accounts for the sudden and radical shift in Federal Reserve policy from the moderate inflationism under the Eisenhower administration? The answer is Kennedy and his new economists, who conducted a relentless and incessant campaign for easy money from the very beginning of his administration. This campaign took the form of repeated public utterances on the part of the president and his economic advisers, as well as direct presidential pressure on William McChesney Martin, who was chairman of the Fed under Eisenhower and continued in that position until 1970.
Kennedy and key members of his administration also doggedly prodded the Fed, both publicly and privately, to ease monetary policy, even threatening to terminate its independent status if it did not acquiesce. As early as his campaign for the presidency, Kennedy expressed his disappointment with the Fed’s tendency to resort to restrictive monetary policy to rein in inflation and his intention to break with such a policy. In April 1962, Kennedy petitioned Congress for a revision of the terms of the Fed chairmanship that would enable each president to nominate a new chairman at the beginning of his term. Heller, Treasury Secretary Dillon, and Treasury Undersecretary Roosa also weighed in with calls for the Fed to ease monetary policy. Despite some initial foot-dragging and repeated caveats that the Fed would only finance real economic growth and not budget deficits, Fed Chairman Martin ultimately capitulated to the insistent demands of Kennedy and the new economists for a cheap-money policy. In fact, in February 1961, the Fed abandoned its long-standing “bills-only doctrine,” which dictated that open market operations be conducted exclusively in the market for short-term securities. In doing so, the Fed was accommodating the administration’s request to reduce long-term interest rates by buying long-term securities while simultaneously selling short-term securities in order to nudge up short-term interest rates. This attempt to artificially twist the interest-rate structure — nicknamed Operation Twist — was devised by the new economists to accomplish two goals: to stimulate domestic business investment and new housing purchases and to discourage the outflow of domestic and encourage the inflow of foreign short-term capital as a means of mitigating the U.S. balance-of-payments deficit. Needless to say, this attempt to have one’s cake and eat it too — to pursue a domestic cheap money policy and to avoid its adverse consequences for the balance of payments — was a failure …
Our conclusion then is that Kennedy and the new economists succeeded in wringing from the Fed precisely the inflationary monetary policy they desired and that this policy represented a radical break with the monetary policy pursued in the 1950s. This conclusion, which is certainly reflected in the money-supply growth rates cited above, also accords with the perceptions of the new economists themselves. Seymour Harris, long-time Kennedy economic adviser and chief academic consultant to the Kennedy Treasury, made this pellucidly clear in his book on the economic policies of the Kennedy years. Harris concluded that:
In short, monetary policy under Kennedy was much more expansionist than under Eisenhower. …
Federal Reserve policy in 1961-1963 was not like that of 1952-1960. At the early stages of recovery in the 1950s, the Federal Reserve, overly sensitive to inflationary dangers, aborted recoveries. Whether the explanation was the growing conviction that inflation was no longer a threat, or whether it was an awareness that the Kennedy administration would not tolerate stifling monetary policies, the Federal Reserve made no serious attempts to deflate the economy after 1960. In fact, in 1963 Mr. Martin boasted of the large contributions made to expansion …
Thus, inflationary monetary policy was the sine qua non for the regime of permanent budget deficits that was initiated in the early 1960s and continued uninterrupted almost to the end of the twentieth century. That private investment was able to continually expand concurrently with sharply increasing government spending on military and other programs was attributable in large measure to the fact that, during the Kennedy years, the Fed was induced to “cooperate” by routinely monetizing the cumulating budget deficits necessary to finance these programs.
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Beijing, the Five Eyes, or Something Else? Who’s To Blame for the Covid Pandemic? Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Ever since the earliest days of the Coronavirus pandemic, evidence began to emerge that the virus was not a naturally occurring evolutionary phenomenon as asserted by the WHO, Nature Magazine, and editors at the Lancet, but had other origins.
Among the earliest of those who found themselves supporting this theory were the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lijian Zhou who made international waves by sharing two articles by Larry Romanov on the possibility of “gene targeting” of the virus which was having a disproportionately bad effect on Iranians, Italians and various Asian genotypes. Zhou was soon joined by bioweapons experts like Francis Boyle, prominent virologists Luc Montagnier and Judy Mikovits, followed by a growing array of scholars, scientists and academics from around the world who all assessed that the virus’ apparent gene sequencing implied human handiwork. While all agreed that COVID appeared to have originated from a lab, it was still unclear whether that lab was Chinese or controlled by the USA.
Another obvious question arose with this lab theory: Was it an accidental leak or was it consciously deployed?
Since pandemic war game operations had become a normalized part of western geopolitical life from the early days of Dark Winter in 2000 to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2011 Lock Step to the World Economic Forum’s Event 201 (and dozens more in between), the likelihood of conscious deployment was a very serious possibility.
Who had the motive, means and modus operandi to carry out such a global operation?
The Wuhan Theory Begins
By February 2020, the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis began to make headlines fed by evidence that Dr. Anthony Fauci had exported certain gain of function coronavirus experiments from US bioweapons laboratories to Wuhan’s Institute of Virology- one of two BSL-4 labs in China equipped to conduct this sort of research.
When Sir Richard Dearlove (former head of MI6) became a loud proponent of the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis in June 2020, something seemed amiss. Dearlove certainly knew a thing or two about bioweapons. He knew very well of the Pentagon’s vast array of internationally extended bioweapons labs peppered across the world, and he certainly understood the art of misdirection being himself a byzantine shadow creature who operated at the highest echelons of British intelligence. Dearlove was after all in charge of the “yellowcake” dodgy dossier that launched an Iraq war, he knew of the fallacious reports of nerve gases used by the governments of Libya and Syria sponsored by MI6, had even overseen major components of Russiagate that drove a color revolutionary process in the USA. Dearlove also knew a thing or two about the Porton Down labs that manufactured Novichok used in the Skripal Affair.
While Dearlove’s cheerleading of the Wuhan lab theory raised alarm bells, as time passed, no smoking gun evidence of an alternative lab-leak hypothesis surfaced that one could fully “take to court”. In this respect, Dearlove’s operation had the upper hand since receipts from Fauci’s NIH to the Wuhan Lab did conveniently make headlines, and acted as a “smoking gun” in the minds of many.
Before going into the next phase of the story, it is important to recall that the absence of empirical evidence is not by itself a proof of one party’s innocence, just as the existence of a piece of empirical evidence is not a proof of another party’s guilt.
Wuhan Lab Origins Go Viral Again
In recent weeks, the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis has once again become all the rage.
Rand Paul’s May 10 showdown with Fauci over this the latter’s funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology added fuel to the fire. Sky News’ May 7 reporting of public Chinese policy papers discussing covid-based bioweapons have gone viral. On March 26, former Center of Disease Control head Robert Redfield asserted his support for the Wuhan lab leak theory. While the scanned receipts of the funds transfer from Fauci’s NIH to research in China via Eco Health Alliance ($600 thousand went to Wuhan) for coronavirus research, had been available since last February, one must wonder why it is now over a year later that this fact is being spread across the perception landscape on all levels.
Both mainstream and alternative media across the western world representing both the left and right have jumped on board the bandwagon blaming China for leaking the virus whether by accident or intent (though obviously, intent is the conclusion which anyone is expected to draw once the Wuhan lab leak theory is accepted). But again, I must ask: In a world of misdirection, psychological warfare and perception management, do the clues that we are being given force us to conclude that the Chinese government is behind the global pandemic or is another culprit likely to be found?
Chinese Leaders Blame the CIA
Zeng Guang, a chief epidemiologist at China’s Center of Disease Control recently joined the conspiracy club on February 9, 2021 in an interview with Chinese media. While denying that the Chinese Wuhan lab is the source of the virus as so many in the west have claimed, Guang asserted that SarsCov2’s origins in a laboratory should not be discounted. Pointing to the vast globally extended US bioweapons labs littering the earth (and citing the USA’s proven track record of deploying bioweapons as part of its asymmetrical war arsenal since WWII), Guang asked:
“Why are there so many laboratories in the United States when biology labs are all over the world? What is the purpose? On many things, the United States requires others to be open and transparent, only to find that it is the United States itself that is often the most opaque. Whether or not the United States has any special fame on the issue of the new corona virus this time, it should have the courage to be open and transparent. The United States should take responsibility for proving itself to the world, rather than being caught up in hegemonic thinking, hiding itself from the virus and dumping others.”
Guang was himself joined by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying who had also pointed to the Pentagon’s globally extended array of bioweapons laboratories saying:
“I’d like to stress that if the United States truly respects facts, it should open the biological lab at Fort Detrick, give more transparency to issues like its 200-plus overseas bio-labs, invite WHO experts to conduct origin-tracing in the United States, and respond to the concerns from the international community with real actions.”
Those who tend to avoid looking at the history and scope of Pentagon controlled bioweapon warfare tend to ignore the content of such remarks cited by those Chinese officials above for a multitude of reasons. For one: it is easy to believe that Fauci and Gates are corrupt, and this theory not only implicates both men but also ties them to a Chinese government which most westerners have been brainwashed to fear as a bastion of global debt-trappery, genocide, and communist imperialism out to destroy western values.
After conducting a short review of some of the fundamental facts of recent world history alongside certain geopolitical realities of our present world order referenced by the head of the Chinese CDC, I believe that China’s Wuhan Lab is being set up. Here are five facts to support my case…
Fact #1) Depopulation Then and Now
While many people may wish to avoid looking at this fact, depopulation is a driving factor behind international unipolar policy today as it had been during the days of WW2 when Rockefeller Foundation, Macy Foundation, City of London and Wall Street interests gave their backing to both the rise of fascism as an economic miracle solution for the economic woes of the great depression and eugenics (the science of population control) as the governing religion of a new scientific priesthood.
Today, this agenda masquerades behind a new transhumanist movement, shaped by words like “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, “decarbonized economies”, and “Great Resets”. The primary targets of this agenda remain: 1) the Institution of the sovereign nation states, and 2) the “overpopulated zones” of the world with a focus on China, India, South America and Africa.
For anyone who would find themselves instinctively inclined to brush aside such claims as “conspiracy theorizing”, I would encourage a brief review of Sir Henry Kissinger’s infamous NSSM-200 report: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests published in 1974. This declassified report went far to transform US foreign policy from a pro-development philosophy to a new paradigm of population control. In his report, Kissinger warned that “if future numbers are to be kept within reasonable bounds, it is urgent that measures to reduce fertility be started and made effective in the 1970s and 1980s….(Financial) assistance will be given to other countries, considering such factors as population growth… Food and agricultural assistance is vital for any population sensitive development strategy… Allocation of scarce resources should take account of what steps a country is taking in population control… There is an alternative view that mandatory programs may be needed….”
In Kissinger’s twisted logic, US Foreign Policy doctrine had too often foolishly sought to end hunger by providing the means of industrial and scientific development to poor nations.
A true Malthusian through and through, Kissinger believed that aiding the poor to stand on their own feet would result in global disequilibrium as the new middle classes would consume more, and use the strategic resources found under their own soil, which would set the world system accelerated entropy.
This was deemed unacceptable to the mind of Kissinger and any misanthropic follower of Malthus who shared his views of humanity and government.
Kissinger’s Master-Slave Global Society
At the time of Kissinger’s ascent to power as Secretary of State under Nixon, a new grand strategy was unleashed designed to create a new “master-slave” dependency between the developed and undeveloped sectors of the world… with a special emphasis on the 13 nations targeted by NSSM 200 plus China.
China itself was only permitted to acquire western tech needed to start climbing out of abject poverty on the condition that they obeyed the Rockefeller-World Bank demands that one child policy programs were imposed to curb population growth.
Kissinger began organizing for this new set of relations in society around “Have”, post-industrial consumers and a massive “Have-Not” class of poor laborers with access to industry, but remaining stagnant, cheap and without the means of purchasing the goods they produced. The other darker skinned parts of the world would be even more worse off, having neither the means of production, nor consumption while remaining in constant states of famine, war and backwardness. These dark age zones would be largely made up of Sub Saharan Africa and would find their resource-rich lands exploited by the corporate middle men and financiers trying to run the world order above the “obsolete order” of nation states.
Kissinger’s model of a world order was absolutely static with no room for population growth or technological progress. Mao and the Gang of Four which ran the cultural revolution appeared to be highly compatible with Kissinger’s agenda. But when Mao died and the Gang of Four were rightfully imprisoned, a new long-term strategy known as the Four Modernizations shaped by Zhou Enlai and carried out by Deng Xiaoping was launched. This program was far more foresighted than Kissinger realized.
Fact #2) China is currently a leading force of pro-population growth.
While the west has been accelerating into a decaying path on every measurable level, China is quickly moving in an opposing trajectory via extending long term investments and advanced tech development into its own society as well as to its neighbors through such comprehensive projects as the Belt and Road Initiative.
While its own population has not healed from the disastrous 1979 one child policy and is far from achieving the 2.1 children per couple needed for replacement fertility, it did lift the one child limit to two in 2015 and leading Bank of China economists have called for a total elimination of all limits immediately. Meanwhile, the top-down national orientation of China towards increasing the free energy needed to support and grow the economy is unlike anything we have seen in the closed-system western world for many decades.
A vital fact often forgotten is that together China and India were instrumental in sabotaging the December 2009 COP-14 program in Copenhagen which had promised to establish legally binding emission target cuts to guide the de-carbonization (and de-industrialization) of much of society.
The London Guardian had reported in 2009 that “Copenhagen was a disaster. That much is agreed. But the truth about what actually happened is in danger of being lost amid the spin and inevitable mutual recriminations. The truth is this: China wrecked the talks, intentionally humiliated Barack Obama, and insisted on an awful “deal” so western leaders would walk away carrying the blame.”
Apparently China and India, along with African governments like Sudan (which had not yet been carved up on the careful watch of Rhodes Scholar Susan Rice) did not wish to sacrifice their industry and national sovereignty on the altar of climate change models and technocrats that had only weeks earlier been publicly exposed as frauds by East Anglia University researchers during the embarrassing Climategate scandal.
While China and India should be celebrated for having sabotaged this effort 11 years ago, very few people have been able to hold this drama in their memory, and fewer still realize how this fight over sovereignty was in any way connected to China’s 2013 creation of the Belt and Road Initiative as the vital force behind the emerging Multipolar Alliance.
Fact #3) Soros at Davos 2020: The two greatest threats to Open Society: 1) Donald Trump’s USA and 2) Xi Jinping’s China.
During his January 2020 Davos speech, Soros took aim at both Trump and Xi Jinping as the two greatest threats to his Open Society who had to be stopped at all costs. In September 2019 (just as Event 201 was happening) Soros wrote in the Wall Street Journal:
“As founder of the Open Society Foundations, my interest in defeating Xi Jinping’s China goes beyond U.S. national interests. As I explained in a speech in Davos earlier this year, I believe that the social-credit system Beijing is building, if allowed to expand, could sound the death knell of open societies not only in China but also around the globe.”
Before becoming mired into the “China virus” narrative, Donald Trump had worked exceptionally hard to emphasize good relations with China and even managed one of the most important trade deals that had successfully moved into phase one the week Soros spoke at Davos. This first phase involved China creating a market to purchase US finished goods as part of the program to rebuild America’s lost manufacturing sector that had been hollowed out over 5 decades of “post industrialism”. Where Kissinger called NAFTA “the most creative step toward a new world order taken by any group of countries since the end of the Cold War” Trump went far to renegotiate the anti-nation state treaty giving nation states a role to play in shaping economic policy for the first time in over 25 years.
It is important to also recall that Trump resisted the war hawks pushing a total military encirclement of China begun under Obama’s Asia Pivot which is today threating nuclear war. He took the fuel out of the THAAD missile encirclement of China which has justified its expansion based on the “North Korean threat” for over a decade- always denying the truth that the real targets were both Russia and China. Trump’s push to build friendly relations with Kim Jong Un had much greater ramifications in changing US Pacific military policy than many realized, although that fact was certainly not missed by the Chinese intelligentsia.
While the Soros/CIA-driven color revolutionary operations have so far failed to divide up China in Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang, they have been successful in the USA.
Fact #4) The Pentagon’s Global Bioweapons Complex Is a Fact
While China is the proud owner of a total of TWO BSL-4 labs (both within its own borders), a vast array of dozens of Pentagon-run bioweapons labs litter the international landscape. Exactly how many is hard to estimate as Alexei Mukhin (Director General of Russia’s Center for Political Information) stated in a May 2020 interview:
“According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, in the post-Soviet space, 65 American secret bio-laboratories operate: 15 – in Ukraine, 12 – in Armenia, 15 – in Georgia, 4 – in Kazakhstan. In the United States, such activity is prohibited . Accordingly, the Pentagon, in its own laws, is engaged in illegal activities (in spirit, not in letter). The goal is the creation of biological weapons directed against the peoples who inhabited the territory of the USSR.”
In 2018, investigative journalist Dilya Gaytandzhieva documented the Pentagon’s multibillion dollar budget that sustains bioweapons labs in 25 nations (and 11 within the USA itself) which grew exponentially since the December 2001 bioweaponized anthrax attack killed five Americans and justified a hyperbolic increase of bioweapon warfare to rise from $5 billion when Cheney’s Bioshield Act was passed in 2004 to over $50 billion today.
Additionally, an October 2000 policy document co-authored by William Kristol, John Bolton, Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams, and Donald Rumsfeld titled Rebuilding America’s Defenses (RAD) explicitly stated that in the new American Century, “combat will likely take place in new dimensions: In space, cyber-space and perhaps the world of microbes… advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool”.
Fact #5) International Pandemic War Game Scenarios Laid the groundwork for the international response to Covid. Not China
The driving force behind such bioweapon war game exercises such as the June 2000 Operation Dark Winter, the May 2010 Rockefeller Foundation report Operation Lock step, and the World Economic Forum/Gates Foundation/CIA Event 201 pandemic exercises indicate that China is not the causal nexus.
All in all, these facts have persuaded me that China is being set up and is in fact a primary target for destruction.
How China would find itself the beneficiary of such an irresponsible unleashing of a novel virus that hammered its own economy, accelerated the blow out of the world financial bubble economy and annihilated the foundations of international stability is absurd to the extreme… especially considering the fact that everything China has done for the past decades has indicated a consistent desire to create stability, long term development and win-win cooperation with the international community.
Nothing similar has been seen among members of the Five Eyes or their Trans Atlantic network of over bloated imperialists.
The oligarchy running the Trans Atlantic System certainly loves the centralized control found in the Chinese system, and they adore the behaviorist social credit stuff, but that is where their admiration ends. The Kissinger, Gates, Carney or Schwab-types hate and fear everything China has actually done for development, endind poverty, population growth, national banking, long term credit generation, building full spectrum industrial economies and defending sovereignty along with Russia whom they are tightly bonded with in the Eurasian Multipolar alliance.
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Thoughts on the ‘New Normal’ and the Things That We Are Losing as a Society Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The last two years have greatly shaken America, and our country will never be the same as a result.  If you would have told someone two years ago that in 2021 millions of people would run around wearing masks all day and that the federal government would be relentlessly pushing a large scale mass injection campaign, that person probably would have thought that you were nuts.  But now this is the “new normal”.  Our freedoms and liberties have been permanently eroded, and now that they have gotten away with pushing the envelope so dramatically, government entities on all levels will be ready to flex their muscles again once the next major crisis comes along.
You could argue that we should just vote out the politicians that are running things on the state and federal levels, but exactly how are we supposed to do that?
After what we witnessed last November, tens of millions of Americans won’t believe that our system of choosing leaders is legitimate ever again.
Of course those that are currently running things could attempt to restore faith in the system by getting rid of all the voting machines and by instituting real reforms that would make the process as transparent as possible, but we all know that they will never do that.
The last couple of years have been extremely painful for our economy as well.  More than 70 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last year, homeless encampments started popping up like mushrooms all over the country, and countless numbers of small businesses shut down permanently.  In fact, most Americans say that they have lost a favorite local business as a result of the pandemic…
Few people have escaped the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and that’s especially true for local ‘mom and pop’ shops. A new study finds half of Americans have witnessed their favorite local businesses close down because of COVID-19.
A survey of 2,000 people reveals 68 percent personally know a local business owner impacted by the pandemic. According to respondents, the most commonly impacted businesses include cafes (62%), retail shops (58%), gaming shops (55%), and book stores (54%).
On Thursday, we learned that another 444,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week.
In 2019, such a number would have been considered catastrophic.
But in the “new normal”, that number is actually considered to be “good news”.
Our politicians have tried to make everyone feel better by sending out waves of huge government checks, but that has just created rampant inflation and widespread shortages.
We are also losing the peace on our streets.  Murder rates were way up in major cities all over America in 2020, and in most of those cities they are even higher this year.
And it isn’t just men that are shooting men.  Today, I came across an article about an “eight-woman brawl” that resulted in a pregnant mother being gunned down…
A pregnant mother was shot and killed while she sat in her car close to an eight-woman brawl that erupted in gunfire.
The deadly confrontation took place just before 6pm Tuesday in the 1200 block of Valencia Avenue in Hemet, which is located 75 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Family members identified the 27-year-old who had been shot in the head and died after being flown to a county trauma center as Tamika Haynes.
What in the world is happening to us?
You would have never read about such a thing happening on the streets of America in 1950.
These days, we seem to be losing control of just about everything, and that even includes the technology that we have become so dependent upon.  Hackers are causing nightmares for large entities all over the U.S., and in many cases absolutely enormous ransoms are being paid out…
CNA Financial Corp., among the largest insurance companies in the U.S., paid $40 million in late March to regain control of its network after a ransomware attack, according to people with knowledge of the attack.
The Chicago-based company paid the hackers about two weeks after a trove of company data was stolen, and CNA officials were locked out of their network, according to two people familiar with the attack who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Criminals seem to have the upper hand on the Internet, in our streets and in the halls of power in Washington and on Wall Street.
In previous times, we could rely on law enforcement to restore order, but now law enforcement authorities are being relentlessly demonized in our society.
In fact, it has gotten so bad that large numbers of law enforcement officers are permanently walking away from their careers.  For example, it is being reported that nearly 20 percent of all police officers in Seattle have quit over the past year.
Police departments all over the nation are having an exceedingly difficult time recruiting replacements for those that are leaving, and that is going to continue to be the case as long as we are treating police officers like human garbage.
Speaking of human garbage, just check out the bill that was just passed in the Wisconsin Senate…
Wisconsin senators approved a bill earlier this week allowing dead bodies to be dissolved in a chemical bath and disposed like sewage.
The bill, Senate Bill 228, authorizes a practice called alkaline hydrolysis, or “water cremation,” which liquifies the human body using a mixture of water, heat, and chemical agents, leaving only bones behind. The liquid is then dumped into the sewage system or boiled off, and bones can be crushed and deposited in an urn.
You have got to be pretty sick to want to liquify Grandma and Grandpa before dumping their remains into the sewer.
But that is who we are.
On all levels, we no longer respect life, and that is because as a society we are abandoning our faith.  Just check out these numbers…
The American Worldview Inventory (AWVI) 2021, an annual survey that examines the perspectives of adults aged 18 and over in the United States, found that while 57 percent of Millennials (born 1984-2002) consider themselves to be Christian, 43 percent “don’t know, care, or believe that God exists.”
Comparatively, 70 percent of Generation X (Gen X) Americans (born 1965-1983), 79 percent of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), and 83 percent of the Builder Generation (born 1927-1945) consider themselves to be Christian, while 31, 28, and 27 percent, respectively, “don’t know, care, or believe that God exists.”
America no longer resembles the nation that our founders sacrificed so much to establish, and if we stay on the path that we are currently on there is no future ahead for us.
But even though voices such as mine have been crying out for change for years, most of the population continues to sprint in the other direction.
We have already lost so much, and the “new normal” truly is horrible, but if America does not wake up things are only going to get worse.
Reprinted with permission from The Economic Collapse.
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Trans Ideology Is Warping Our Justice System Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Singer Demi Lovato has this week been doing what celebrities do best: navel-gazing and making a drama out of it. Earlier this week, Lovato announced: ‘I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary.’ In the UK, Lavato’s announcement was met with gushing praise across the meida, with few willing to admit that a non-binary ‘gender identity’ makes about as much sense as lady testicles.
Lovato apparently believes that she has the right to compel members of the public to refer to her as ‘they’ and ‘them’. This is, of course, neither the way language nor biology works. But ultimately, does it really matter if some pampered American prat wants to be called ‘they / them’? While my colleagues elsewhere in the media might disagree, I believe journalists ought not to let potentially hurt feelings interfere with the truth. Lovato is clearly a woman whether she likes it or not.
A world away from the Hollywood glitz, this week four offenders were held accountable for crimes including child abuse, bomb-making, accessing child-abuse images and breaching a court order following the sexual assault of a teenage girl. They are all men who identify as trans women and the media accorded them the same courtesy as Lovato.
The first was child rapist Jessica Brennan, known as Allan Brennan when he committed his offences. Brennan raped and abused children between 1998 and 2016. In court and in the press he was referred to by female pronouns. One of his victims said, ‘I’m constantly haunted by what happened to me’. On Monday, Brennan was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
The second was Zoe Watts, previously known as Kyle Watts. Watts was a community-support officer with Lincolnshire Constabulary and a Unison equalities officer. He had been due to face trial this week. But on Tuesday, he admitted the charge of making an improvised explosive device.
Watts had a YouTube channel which included a video of himself swinging a baseball bat at a watermelon with the face of Germaine Greer on it. The famously plain-speaking Greer once said: ‘Just because you lop off your dick doesn’t make you a fucking woman.’ It remains unknown what he was planning to do with the explosives and the cache of weapons that were seized by the police.
The third was Melissa Wilson, also known as Paul Wilson. On Wednesday, Wilson admitted breaching a sexual-harm prevention order. He has six previous convictions for 39 offences. Judge Swinnerton, sentencing, said: ‘You have a lengthy and growing criminal record which revolves around your interest in indecent images of children and your repeated breaches of the orders which try to prevent you from accessing such images of children.’
The fourth was Chloe Thompson, previously known as Andrew McNab. Thompson was convicted of carrying out a sexual assault on a teenage girl in 2011, and was issued with a 10-year notification-requirement order to alert authorities to his whereabouts and activities. This week, he admitted that he had failed to notify the police of a TikTok account he had set-up using an alias, thereby breaching the requirement order.
It is exceptionally rare for women to be convicted of crimes such as those of Brennan, Watts, Wilson and Thompson – 98 per cent of those prosecuted for sexual offences are male, as are 93 per cent of those found to be possessing weapons. There is some evidence to show offenders who identify as trans women are more likely to have committed sexual offences. In 2017, The Sunday Times reported that nearly half of inmates in UK prisons who identified as ‘transgender women’ have been convicted of sexual offences. Recognising these sex-based patterns of offending is vital for policy and for the protection of the public. But the recording of crimes committed by men as if they were women threatens to significantly distort the figures.
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The Disintegrated States of America Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Andrei Martyanov is in a class by himself. A third wave baby boomer, born in the early 1960s in Baku, in the Caucasus, then part of the former USSR, he’s arguably the foremost military analyst in the Russian sphere, living and working in the US, writing in English for a global audience, and always excelling in his Reminiscence of the Future blog.
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Martyanov’s previous two books. In Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning, nearly three years ago he conclusively proved, among other things, how the missile gap between the US and Russia was a “technological abyss”, and how the Khinzal was “a complete game-changer geopolitically, strategically, operationally, tactically and psychologically”.
He extensively mapped “the final arrival of a completely new paradigm” in warfare and military technology. This review is included in my own Asia Times e-book Shadow play.
Then came The (Real) Revolution in Military Affairs, where he went one step beyond, explaining how this “revolution”, introduced at the Pentagon by the late Andrew Marshall, a.k.a. Yoda, the de facto inventor of the “pivot to Asia” concept, was in fact designed by Soviet military theoreticians way back in the 1970s, as MTR (Military-Technological Revolution).
His new book, Disintegration, completes a trilogy. And it’s a stunning departure.
Here, Martyanov, in meticulous detail, analyzes the imperial decline thematically – with chapters on Consumption, Geoeconomics, Energy, Losing the Arms Race, among others, composing a devastating indictment especially of toxic D.C. lobbies and the prevailing political mediocrity across the Beltway. What is laid bare for the reader is the complex interplay of forces that are driving the political, ideological, economic, cultural and military American chaos.
Chapter 3, on Geoeconomics, is a joy ride. Martyanov shows how geoeconomics as a field separate from warfare and geopolitics is nothing but an obfuscation racket: good old conflict “wrapped in the thin shroud of political sciences’ shallow intellectualism” – the stuff Huntington, Fukuyama and Brzezinski’s dreams are made of.
That is fully developed on Chapter 6, on Western Elites – complete with a scathing debunking of the “myth of Henry Kissinger”: “just another American exceptionalist, mislabeled a ‘realist'”, part of a gang that “is not conditioned to think multi-dimensionally”. After all they’re still not capable of understanding the rationale and the implications of Putin’s 2007 Munich speech that declared the unipolar moment – a crude euphemism for Hegemony – dead and buried.
How not to win wars
One of Martyanov’s key assessments is that having lost the arms race and every single war it unleashed in the 21st century – as the record shows – geoeconomics is essentially a “euphemism for America’s non-stop sanctions and attempts to sabotage the economies of any nation capable of competing with the United States” (see, for instance, the ongoing Nord Stream 2 saga). This is “the only tool” (his italics) the US is using trying to halt its decline.
On a chapter on Energy, Martyanov demonstrates how the US shale oil adventure is financially non-viable, and how a rise in oil exports was essentially due to the US “pickin up’ quotas freed chiefly as a result of Russia and Saudi Arabia’s earlier cuts within OPEC + in an attempt to balance the world’s oil market”.
In Chapter 7, Losing the Arms Race, Martyanov expands on the key theme he’s the undisputed superstar: the United States cannot win wars. Inflicting Hybrid War is another matter entirely, as in creating “a lot of misery around the world, from effectively starving people to killing them outright”.
A glaring example has been “maximum pressure” economic sanctions on Iran. But the point is these tools – which also included the assassination of Gen Soleimani – that are part of the arsenal of “spreading democracy” have nothing to do with “geoeconomics”, but have “everything to do with the raw power plays designed to achieve the main Clausewitzian object of war – ‘to compel our enemy to do our will'”. And “for America, most of the world is the enemy”.
Martyanov also feels compelled to update what he’s been excelling at for years: the fact that the arrival of hypersonic missiles “has changed warfare forever”. The Khinzal, deployed way back in 2017, has a range of 2,000 km and “is not interceptable by existing US anti-missile systems”. The 3M22 Zircon “changes the calculus of both naval and ground warfare completely”. The US lag behind Russia in air-defense systems is “massive, and both quantitative and qualitative”.
Disintegration additionally qualifies as a sharp critique of the eminently post-modernist phenomenon – starring infinite cultural fragmentation and the refusal to accept that “truth is knowable and can be agreed upon” – responsible for the current social re-engineering of the US, in tandem with an oligarchy that “realistically, is not very bright, despite being rich”.
And then there’s rampant Russophobia. Martyanov sounds the definitive red alert: “Of course, the United States is still capable of starting a war with Russia, but if it does so, this will mean only one thing – the United States will cease to exist, as will most of the human civilization. The horrific thing is that there are some people in the US for whom even this price is too small to pay.”
In the end, a cool scientific intellect cannot but rely on sound realpolitik: assuming the US avoids complete disintegration into “separatist territories”, Martyanov stresses that the only way for the American “elite” to maintain any kind of control “over generations increasingly woke or desensitized by drugs” is through tyranny.
Actually techno-tyranny.
And that seems to be the brave new dysfunctional paradigm further on down the road.
Reprinted with the author’s permission.
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A Video, All About Me! Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
I sent an email to Paul VanderKlay regarding the topic of natural law, a concept that until recently and rarely, neither he nor others in this meaning crisis conversation have incorporated.  To my pleasant surprise, he not only replied to the email, he incorporated it fully into a video, with my email beginning here.
Following are my thoughts, with no further clarification.  I included several of these in the comments of the video, but not all – too many.
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I will want to watch this a couple of times before deciding if I have anything more substantial to add than the following, but here goes….
What I have gathered thus far (I am a little over an hour into it) is that Peterson, Pageau, Vervaeke, and PVK are, in fact, in search of a natural law ethic, but they just don’t want to or don’t choose to use the words natural law.  Fair enough, I’m not the one doing the talking.
Second, from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: “As an empirical matter, many natural law moral theorists are also natural law legal theorists, but the two theories, strictly speaking, are logically independent. One can deny natural law theory of law but hold a natural law theory of morality.”
I do not advocate, nor have I ever advocated, that the natural law ethic should also be civil law.  It won’t work, and the state is the wrong institution through which this ethic should be both taught and enforced.  At the risk of further upsetting Karl, and the bigger risk of using Scripture to make a point to a very well-educated pastor…Jesus gave advice and counsel to the woman caught in adultery; He did not turn this violation of natural law into a civil punishment matter.
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OK, I finally had time to finish the video one-time through.  I thank you, Paul, for taking time to address and incorporate my email – I have survived!  I will go through the video again at least once more before deciding what, if any, further comments I have.  But here is one more for now – from the very end:
PVK: I’m interested in the frontier of where we are now and finding new language and new formulations and continuing the very long project of what we’ve been at all along.  I don’t think it’s a mystery that the Orthodox come and say, “you know, we had a bunch of stuff buried in the basement and I think this stuff might help.”
Wait a minute, Paul.  New language and new formulation to be found in the two-thousand-year-old Orthodox tradition, but not in Aquinas’s seven-hundred-year-old development?  A development that the West did a pretty good job of incorporating and integrating (nowhere near perfectly) until about 125 years ago?
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Language…had Luther understood Aquinas better instead of taking down a strawman, imagine what the story of Christendom might have been (not to say that there weren’t many other issues with the Catholic Church).
Old words…it is interesting that it is the oldest tradition, Orthodoxy, that seems to be making the most traction today; within Catholicism, the Latin Mass has the strongest adherents; in Protestantism, as one example, the PCA is growing while the PCUSA is shrinking.  Maybe people are looking for old words.
“Say that to an atheist; you need to figure out another way to say it”: I was writing an email to a Christian pastor, a Christian pastor who has, at least up to now and to my understanding, pushed back on any mention of natural law.  How else would I write to a Christian?
Frankly, I had much more concern about citing and interpreting Scripture in an email to a Christian pastor than I did about being taken to task for citing Scripture to a Christian pastor.  As I noted in a reply to Karl elsewhere in these comments, I have written dozens, maybe hundreds, of posts on natural law without citing Scripture – it is discoverable by believer and non-believer alike.
“Do good things and good things happen, do bad things and bad things happen.”  For any society that violates natural law long enough, this will be the case – certainly the “do bad things” part.  Living according to a natural law ethic doesn’t guarantee good things; living in violation of it might have a short-term gain (one lifetime, a few lifetimes).  Meaning crisis – it has taken over a hundred years in the West for these violations to result in bad things.
“‘Human rights are objective’ is the modern frame.”  This is baffling.  There is nothing about human rights in the modern frame that is objective.  A man can be a woman – this is a human right in the modern frame.  What is objective about that?
The Israelites in Psalm 1 & 2 weren’t living by natural law.  That was the point.  But, again, living by natural law doesn’t guarantee good things on earth.  Nothing does.  Violating it guarantees bad things – maybe not immediately, but always eventually.
Rohlin points to the idea of natural law as starting with the Enlightenment.  That is so wrong that either I am not understanding him or he doesn’t know anything of what he is talking about.
“‘If you violate those laws, things start to go sideways for you in one way or another’ which is basically what bionic mosquito wrote.”  Yes, and no.  Individuals can violate natural law for a lifetime, and “win” significantly in terms of wealth, sex, power, etc.  Stalin violated natural law, but never faced any consequences on this earth for it.
“We need a new model individually, and we need a new model collectively, and language is, in many ways, the connection between that.”  Not if we allow language to be whatever we want whenever we want.  New words never capture the meaning of the old words.  I don’t know a word in Greek that doesn’t take ten words in English to somewhat understand.
I don’t know about the phone stand becoming a citizen.  That is too much of a strawman too address at all.
“I don’t know that natural law works for people who haven’t spent all kinds of time in classrooms.”  I guess I didn’t write clearly enough in my email.  Teach love, as Jesus meant it.  Isn’t this kind of the main mission of the church?
“If you want to get ahead of it, work in the area of religion, not law.”  I did that in my email, and you say it doesn’t translate today.  As I noted in an earlier comment – natural law as an ethic need not translate into natural law as law – and I would never advocate such a thing, except to the extent that one’s natural rights are violated (oh, another outdated term; violations of life and property are the only legitimate places for civil law, and one recognized by many Thomists and, of course, libertarians).  I am not yelling this.  I AM YELLING THIS: NATURAL LAW SHOULD NOT BE THE BASIS OF CIVIL LAW.  RELIGION MUST DEAL WITH THE ETHICS OF NATURAL LAW.  The proper intermediating institution is the church, not the state.
Laws against cheating: you raised the point of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery.  This is exactly my point, but somehow you turn it against me: Jesus advocated advice and counsel, not punishment.  That is my point.
Rohlin speaks of natural law, referring to four authors from the fifth century.  This is OK, but referring to the language of Aquinas eight centuries later is a problem?
“If we can only get back to [the Middle Ages, Geneva, etc.).” This isn’t the desire nor the point.  It was either Lewis or Chesterton, I really don’t recall: the point is to return to the center.  This isn’t a case of regressing to some earlier time; it is a case of returning to a proper norm.
“I think ‘law’ is the more problematic of the two.”  I agree.
“Natural Law vs. ordered.  Which is a better word?”  Natural: according to one’s nature.  Law: something which, if violated, will be detrimental to both individual and society.  I agree, law is the problematic word.  Call it natural ethics.  It is still Aquinas – a name I have rarely if ever heard from any of Peterson, Vervaeke, Pageau, or PVK – while hearing of dozens or hundreds of others.
Natural law is not an intramural Christian thing.  It is the thing that has been lost in the West, that is being searched for by all in this discussion.  Now, you can say that all of those discussing are Christian, whether they know it or not.  Fair enough.  But so is everyone watching these YouTube videos.  “I count the atheists in the West as Protestants.”  Exactly.  Call it intramural; we are all on the same playing field.
Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.
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The Biden Administration Is Still Lying About January 6 Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
We’re slowly getting more information about events on January 6 at the Capitol. Every new bit of information shows that what happened pretty much falls within the parameters of anything Code Pink or Antifa have done on or to federal property, although with significantly less violence than Antifa uses. Nevertheless, Democrats continue to claim that January 6 was an insurrection that rivaled the entire Civil War in intensity. The latest claim comes from Biden’s White House, where his Press Secretary asserts that several police officers died on January 6.
I’m riffing off the top of my head here, so I’m sure I’ll forget things, but here’s what we know about the events on January 6:
There was at least one leftist provocateur there – John Sullivan — who later profited off the footage he acquired after inciting people to enter the Capitol. (The last laugh the government’s because it seized Sullivan’s profits.) There were undoubtedly others as well.
Capitol Police Officers invited Trump supporters into the building.
The Capitol Police Officers are refusing to release 14,000 hours of footage – leading to the assumption that they contain exculpatory information.
It’s probable that none of the people who entered the Capitol had guns.
Of the many people being held in solitary confinement almost five months later, none are being charged with sedition or insurrection; most of them are up on trespassing charges.
The only person who was killed on January 6 was Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman who was shot without warning by a Capitol Police officer. The others who died were felled by natural causes or a drug overdose.
The only police officer to die was Brian Sicknick, who died on January 7 from a stroke that was entirely unrelated to events on January 6.
Those are the facts but Democrats, especially Joe Biden, aren’t interested in facts. Like all narcissists (and leftism is a form of cultural narcissism) and all people raised on post-modernism, there is no such thing as truth. There is only “my truth” (a term you’ve often heard) and that means “whatever will help me at this moment.” For leftists, truth is shaped by necessity, not facts.
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The US Isn’t an Israeli Puppet, Israel Isn’t a US Puppet: It’s One Empire Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Nearly 200,000 protesters attended a pro-Palestine demonstration in Central London on Saturday afternoon, another clear sign that support for Palestinian rights is becoming increasingly mainstream and the imperialists are losing control of the Israel narrative.
The real consequence of this is that people will begin losing trust in the government and media institutions which support Israel, because without trust the empire can’t propagandize people, and without the ability to propagandize us our rulers cannot rule. There’s no risk for Israel of losing US backing due to the US government suddenly evolving a conscience or listening to its constituents, that won’t happen, but losing control of the narrative poses a major problem for the empire. Someone’s image is going to have to change, and those changes could end up benefiting Palestinians.
We’re already seeing this narrative management campaign come into play as mainstream outlets are now permitting some serious criticisms of Israel. This is done cynically to prevent people from losing trust in propaganda institutions, but it also has real effects that can benefit real people. This is a good example of how expanding consciousness is always beneficial, even on the most depraved institutions. The more aware the public becomes of abusive imperial power dynamics, the less abuse the empire can get away with. The empire losing control of the narrative is always a good thing.
Julian Assange’s partner @StellaMoris1 at the #Palestine Solidarity March in Hyde Park, London. “Julian published the words of Israeli government officials that were spoken behind closed doors.” #Gaza #londonprotest #assange pic.twitter.com/99mRaHUj58
— Don’t Extradite Assange (@DEAcampaign) May 22, 2021
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As criticism of Israel’s malfeasance becomes more widespread, so too do attempts to analyze exactly what Israel’s role is on the world stage and why it receives so much support from the United States. Some say that Israel is a vassal state of Washington, serving as a functional US military outpost in the most resource-rich region on earth. Others say it’s the other way around, citing the influence of the Israel lobby in DC and often getting into ugly nonsense about Jews ruling the world.
All this is born of an immature understanding of what nations are and how they operate within the US-centralized power alliance that functions as a single empire with regard to foreign policy.
The US is not a puppet of Israel, and Israel isn’t a puppet of the US. Saying one puppets the other is like saying Ohio puppets Nevada; they’re both member states of the same undeclared empire ruled by uncrowned kings who use governments as weapons to kill and steal.
The lines between nations within the US-centralized empire are no more real than the official elected governments of those nations. It’s just a single unified power structure which uses whatever narratives it requires to justify its continued campaign to rule the entire planet.
Nations are conceptual constructs with no independent existence outside the human imagination. Saying Israel has a right to exist is the same as saying Bugs Bunny has a right to exist, except if you needed to murder a bunch of kids every few years to keep Bugs Bunny around.
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) May 20, 2021
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There are no separate, sovereign nations within the US-centralized power alliance. The imaginary lines drawn between nations are performative illusions for the little people; they don’t apply to the transnational alliance of plutocrats and government agencies that actually runs things. This alliance centralizes a large amount of its military, financial, and diplomatic firepower around the conceptual construct known as the United States, but the actual behavior of the empire is determined by the alliance, not the US government.
There is no real “Israel” or “America”, there’s just the one empire. Lobbying, financial support, propaganda etc are just some of the glue that’s required to hold together an empire that doesn’t officially exist. The empire will use any ideology to advance imperial interests, whether it be Zionism, Christian fundamentalism, white supremacism, Islamic extremism, or woke progressivism. It’s all just narratives to move the empire along, because that’s what’s required in an unacknowledged, unofficial empire.
In the old model of empire, an emperor would just issue commands and hold the empire together overtly. In this new model of empire, where imperial member states officially keep their flags and their governments but lose their sovereignty, it’s held together by narrative control.
There is no one government in charge of all this; the official elected governments are not where the real power lies. The actual power structure keeps itself hidden and unaccountable, because it has seen what the masses can do to oppressive rulers who wear crowns in modern times:
Instead, oligarchs now rule from behind the scenes in collaboration with opaque and unaccountable government agencies, because humanity has grown too conscious to tolerate overt rulers. They use narrative manipulation to keep the empire moving in alignment with their interests.
The antidote to this dynamic is of course to keep getting more conscious, to keep learning what’s going on in our world and spreading awareness of what we’ve learned. Their job is to keep truth hidden and unconscious, while our job is to help make truth visible to everyone. Whoever wins will determine our fate as a species.
Nations, like so much else in our world, are conceptual constructs with no independent existence outside the human imagination. What’s real are weapons, explosions, gunshot trauma, and the movement of resources from one area to another. Everything else you see in the news is just mental narrative promulgated at mass scale to manipulate people into accepting these movements. Our job is to help people perceive what’s real underneath all the narrative management.
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The Real Halston Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Already in your idiot box via Netflix is a miniseries about a man who also used one name, but burned out rather early due to an outsize ego and too much coke. His name was Halston, and his fame was based on the fact he designed a pillbox hat that Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore at her hubby’s inauguration. Yes, fame is tricky, especially in America, where self-creation was invented, and where superciliousness and sleekness pass for gravity and depth. I knew Halston, he was a friend of my then sister-in-law, but we had zero in common. In fact he thought I wasn’t important enough to greet in a nightclub, and I didn’t exactly ever mistake him for a Hemingway hero. Never mind.
Some wannabe who made a documentary on Studio 54 compared Halston to Cole Porter because they were both from Indiana. That’s a bit like comparing an organ grinder to Mozart because they were both Austrian. Halston affected an upper-class accent and a persona of distance and hauteur, copied by Anna Wintour, both the designer and the Vogue editor mistakenly assuming that a nose up in the air means one’s aristocratic. The Scot Ewan McGregor is cast as the designer in the series, an unfortunate choice as the Scot looks like a Glasgow tough, whereas Halston was effete, elongated, effeminate, and haughty. The hard-partying designer died of AIDS in 1990, age 57, but his downfall began much earlier when he got down and dirty with the sexual hustler Victor Hugo (the French government should have sued when such a lowlife adopted the great name), spending his evenings in Studio 54’s balcony, where free and anonymous sex took place nightly.
But what I want to tell you has nothing to do with the sleaze that was Halston, Warhol, Bianca Jagger, and Studio 54. It has to do with what transpired between Halston, the Queen Mother’s cousin, and Princess Margaret, parts of the story having appeared on July 12, 1980, in The Spectator. John Bowes-Lyon, Bosie to us for obvious reasons and perennially broke, had been more or less ordered by Halston to organize a party for the designer and invite la crème de la crème of the London scene to meet him. Princess Margaret was the pièce de résistance. The blast took place at the Savoy. Among the first to arrive was Rupert Galliers-Pratt, eager to taste the free canapés and Savoy drinks. Rupert, walking five feet ahead of his wife, advanced fearlessly into the grand ballroom when he ran into a tall imperious figure with an outstretched right arm. Next to that figure stood Bosie. “I am Halston,” said the elongated man with a raised eyebrow. “Thank you, Halston,” boomed Rupert, wrapping his wife’s coat around the designer’s extended arm. When Bosie later remonstrated with him about the coat incident, Rupert said that only people in service had one name, and that he was genuinely sorry.
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Covid Vaccines May Bring Avalanche of Neurological Disease Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In this interview, return guest Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at MIT for over five decades, discusses the COVID-19 vaccines. Since 2008, her primary focus has been glyphosate and sulfur, but in the last year, she took a deep-dive into the science of these novel injections and recently published an excellent paper1 on this topic.
“To have developed this incredibly new technology so quickly, and to skip so many steps in the process of evaluating [its safety], it’s an insanely reckless thing that they’ve done,” she says. “My instinct was that this is bad, and I needed to know [the truth].
So, I really dug into the research literature by the people who’ve developed these vaccines, and then more extensive research literature around those topics. And I don’t see how these vaccines can possibly be doing anything good. When you weigh the good against the bad, I can’t see how they could possibly be winning, from what I’ve seen.”
Significant Death Toll Will Rise in Months and Years to Come
Five months into the vaccination campaign, statistics tell a frightening story. Seneff cites research2 showing deaths are 14.6 times more frequent during the first 14 days after the first COVID injection among people over the age of 60, compared to those who aren’t vaccinated. That is extraordinary. You can read the full paper here.
Other data,3,4 reviewed in the video above, show that after COVID-19 vaccines were implemented, overall death rates have increased, with the exception of a few areas. Interestingly, Seneff believes she may have discovered why. It appears countries in which COVID-19 vaccines have not raised mortality rates are also not using glyphosate.
“I immediately suspected glyphosate when I started to see COVID-19,” Seneff says. “I’ve written a book on glyphosate called ‘Toxic Legacy,’ and I have an entire chapter in that book on the immune system. Glyphosate, I believe, is a train wreck for the innate immune system, and when your immune system is weak, your body has to overreact to the virus. It can’t kill the virus.
So, it ends up [causing] collateral damage and wrecking your tissues. You get into this cytokine storm kind of situation where you destroy your lungs and you can’t cope. It’s not really the virus. It’s the immune reaction to the virus that’s killing you, and that’s because your immune system is too weak. If you have a strong innate immune system, I believe you wouldn’t even get symptoms from COVID-19.
When you look at the statistics on which countries are hit hard and just can’t get ahead of this virus, they’re clearly the countries that use a lot of glyphosate and developing biofuels based on glyphosate-exposed plants. So, I think that’s a critical piece of the puzzle as well. Glyphosate is in the atmosphere … [and] people are breathing it. So now you’re getting a direct attack on the lungs immune system, which makes you very susceptible to COVID.”
Ultimately, Seneff believes, as I do, that the COVID-19 “vaccines” will end up killing far more people than the disease itself, and will in fact make the disease worse. Seneff cites a disturbing case history of a cancer patient in the U.K. who was treated for severe COVID-19 for 101 days.
The antibody cocktails they gave him didn’t work, and after his death, they concluded that the predominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in his body had a dozen different mutations in the spike protein. Somehow, his body figured out how to evade the antibodies, which is a critical piece of the puzzle.
“I think the vaccines are doing the same thing,” Seneff says, adding that, among the immune compromised, only 17% of vaccinated individuals actually produce antibodies.5 Surprisingly, these people may actually have drawn the short end of the stick. The antibodies may not work because their immune function is low, thereby allowing the virus to build resistance and mutate.
“I think you have a lot of immune compromised people in a country where glyphosate is destroying people’s immune system, and that gives tremendous opportunity for the virus to mutate. The vaccine is going to accelerate that process because we’re vaccinating immune compromised people left and right.”
COVID-19 Vaccines Are a Public Health Disaster
The typical unprecedented vaccine takes 12 years to develop, and of all the unprecedented vaccines in development, only 2% are projected to ever make it through phases 2 and 3 of clinical testing.
The COVID-19 vaccine was developed with Operation Warp Speed in less than one year, which makes it virtually impossible for this vaccine to be adequately tested for safety and efficacy.
Hundreds of millions of people are now being vaccinated around the world, based on nothing more than preliminary efficacy data. Disturbingly, while sudden death is one apparent side effect, the vast majority of side effects won’t be known until a decade or more from now.
Seneff predicts that in the next 10 to 15 years, we’ll see a sudden spike in prion diseases, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases at younger ages, and blood disorders such as blood clots, hemorrhaging, stroke and heart failure.
“It’s a nightmare,” she says. “And I can see how it can happen. Basically, the vaccine is so unbelievably unnatural, and it has a single-minded goal, which is to get your body to produce antibodies to the spike protein. The RNA has been manipulated. It’s not natural RNA because it has methyl-pseudouridine on it … And the goal is to keep it alive.
Normally, if you get injected with RNA, you have enzymes in your system, in your tissues, that will immediately break it down. Your body knows it must get rid of the RNA. What you do with the vaccine is you make sure [your body] can’t get at it …
Then there’s the lipid [that the RNA is encased in]. The lipids are very abnormal, very weird … They’re not natural but they have some cholesterol in there, probably to help it look like a natural LDL particle so that your cells will take it up. It’s not being taken up by the ACE2 receptor.
It’s not being taken up the same way that the virus is being taken up. It’s a totally different mechanism that brings it into all the cells. You’ve gone past all the mucosal membranes. Usually, a virus is going to come into the lungs or any kind of cavity where there’s a mucosal system that’s going to hit the virus first.
The virus [will trigger] your natural mucosal system to respond to it and clear it if you’re a healthy person, and that’s the end of it. [With the vaccine], we never get a chance to do that. You’re just getting it shot right into your muscle, past all the barriers and the muscle goes crazy … sending out all kinds of alarms.”
Understanding Your Immune System
As your cells start producing the viral spike proteins, your immune cells rally to mop up the proteins and dump them into your lymphatic system. This is why many report swollen lymph nodes under the arms. This is also a sign of breast cancer. The antibody response is part of your humoral immunity. You also have cellular immunity, which is part of your innate immune system.
Your innate immune system is very powerful. And, if you’re healthy, it can clear viruses without ever producing a single antibody. Antibodies are actually a second-tier effect when your innate immune system fails. The problem is your innate immune system is definitely going to fail if you get a COVID-19 shot, because it’s bypassing all of the areas where your innate immune system would be brought to bear.
Your body will essentially believe that the innate immune system has failed, which means it must bring in the backup cavalry. In essence, your body is now over-reacting to something that isn’t true. You’re not actually infected with a virus and your innate immune system has not failed, but your body is forced to respond as if both are true.
How COVID-19 Vaccine Circumvents Healthy Immune Responses
But there’s more. As explained by Seneff, the synthetic RNA in the mRNA vaccines contains a nucleotide called methyl-pseudouridine, which your body cannot break down, and the RNA is programmed to trigger maximum protein production. So, we’re looking at completely untested manipulation of RNA.
It is very important to recognize that this is a genetically engineered mRNA for the spike protein. It is in no way shape or form the same that SARS-CoV-2 produces. It’s been significantly altered to avoid being metabolized by your body. Additionally, the spike protein your body produces in response to the COVID-19 vaccine mRNA locks into your ACE2 receptor.
This is because the genetically engineered NEW spike protein has additional prolines inserted that prevent the receptors from properly closing, which then cause you to downregulate ACE2. That’s partially how you end up with problems such as pulmonary hypertension, ventricular heart failure and stroke.6,7
As noted in a 2020 paper,8 there’s a “pivotal link” between ACE2 deficiency and SARS-CoV-2 infection. People with ACE2 deficiency tend to be more prone to severe COVID-19. The spike protein suppresses ACE2,9 making the deficiency even worse. As it turns out, the vaccines essentially do the same thing.
How Long Might Effects Last?
As mentioned, RNA is highly perishable, so to get it past the enzymes that would normally break down free mRNA, it’s encased in a lipid nanoparticle combined with polyethylene glycol or PEG. The PEG helps protect the RNA from breaking down. The RNA can easily enter the cell via natural endocytosis pathways, taking advantage of the nanoparticle design made to look like an LDL particle.
They strategically chose a cationic lipid, meaning it’s positively charged. “Usually you have phospholipids in your membranes that are negatively charged,” Seneff explains. The problem with cationic lipids is they disturb the plasma membrane and cause an immune response.
However, that may also be a key reason for why they were used. Typically, conventional vaccines contain an aluminum adjuvant to initiate an immune response. Aluminum was not appropriate for the COVID-19 vaccines, but the cationic lipids serve a similar function spectacularly well.
Being extremely toxic to the cell membranes, the positively charged lipids trigger immune cells to rush in to aid the cells and mop up the spike protein now being produced, while also being the vehicle that allows the RNA to slip into the cells. Once inside the cell, the mRNA delivers the instructions to produce enormous amounts of spike proteins.
The really worrisome thing is there’s potential for it to become part of the DNA and then it will last forever. Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.
Importantly, there’s no telling how long these instructions will persist. Manufacturers are guessing the synthetic RNA may survive in the human body for about six months, but we really don’t know if that’s true or not.
Again, the alterations they’ve done to the synthetic RNA are meant to prevent it from breaking down. It could be years or even decades that these spike proteins are being produced, and you will find out shortly why this is a really bad scenario.
“The really worrisome thing, which I talk about in the paper, is there’s potential for it to become integrated into your DNA,” Seneff says. “If that happens, it will last your entire lifetime, and you may pass this new genetic code on to your offspring.”
Tracing Spike Protein From Cells to Lymph to Spleen
As explained by Seneff, your immune cells mop up mRNA and spike protein and dump them into your lymphatic system. From there, they make their way into your spleen, where they can remain for quite a long time.
“There are all these different immune cells that have different roles, but it’s the dendritic cells and the macrophages that are initially going into the muscle, picking up the mRNA, taking it over to the lymph system, traveling through the lymph system to the spleen and piling it up there. The spleen was the highest concentration of all the organs they looked at in animal studies. The liver was second.
It wasn’t the COVID-19 vaccine, but it was a messenger RNA vaccine. So, it was the same concept. The other vaccines, the ones that are based on a DNA vector, they also go to the spleen. I think they like it when they see that it’s going to the spleen because you have these germinal centers in the spleen that are focus groups for making antibodies.
So these dendritic cells are in these germinal centers in the spleen, and then they bring in the B-cells and T-cells, and those are the ones that make and perfect the antibodies, because you need to go through a whole training mode to get the antibiotics to be exactly matched to that particular spike protein. That happens predominantly in the spleen.”
Potential Vaccine Shedding Mechanism Revealed
Seneff also sheds light on the mysterious reports of unvaccinated individuals experiencing unusual bleeding symptoms after spending time in proximity to a newly vaccinated person. She believes this may be due to exosomes being released from the lungs.
“If you are a person who’s producing these exosomes from your spleen and shipping them out, there’s no reason why you can’t ship them out to the lungs. In fact, they’ve shown experimentally that those exosomes do get released from the lungs,” Seneff says.
So, to be clear, what’s being “shed” or spread by vaccinated individuals is the spike protein — which is itself toxic — not the SARS-CoV-2. So, it’s not an infection but rather the shedding of a toxic protein.
“If you’re breathing it in, you could be getting an increased risk, it seems to me. I mean, it sounds really farfetched, but it looks like it could happen, just from the logic of what goes on in biology. It could happen that you would breathe in these exosomes containing these misfolded prion proteins, which are not good for you, and exactly what happens when they go into the lungs, I don’t know. I have no idea.”
Can mRNA Vaccines Change Your DNA? That Is the Question
Getting back to the potential issue of gene editing, I’ve been accused of being scientifically ignorant for stating that COVID-19 vaccines are not vaccines but rather a form of gene therapy. But when you delve into the genetics and molecular biology of this vaccine you discover that they are in fact a form of a stealth gene editing tool that can change your DNA and integrate instructions to make even more spike proteins.
It’s counterintuitive because, typically, mRNA cannot be integrated directly into your genes because you need reverse transcriptase. Reverse transcriptase converts RNA back into DNA (reverse transcription). Seneff, however, discovered there’s a wide variety of reverse transcriptase systems already embedded in our DNA, which makes this possible. She explains:
“There was this long period of time in which we had the mantra that transcription is DNA to RNA to protein. That’s basic biology — DNA, RNA, protein. But then, in 1970, David Baltimore at MIT… discovered reverse transcriptase in retroviruses (RNA tumor viruses), which he won the Nobel Prize for.
It turns out, and I didn’t know this until I started digging into these vaccines, that we actually have plenty of reverse transcriptase in our own cells. We have plenty of it. And it’s these long interspersed nuclear elements (LINEs) and short interspersed nuclear elements (SINEs) that are able to take our RNA back to DNA and to put that DNA back into the genome.”
LINEs and SINEs are sequences of nucleotides, pieces of DNA, and they make up a huge percentage of the genome. For example, LINE1 is 10% of your genome. Most of the time they’re inactive and scientists were puzzled about what they actually do. They’re rather strange, as they fold DNA backward and stick it back in different areas. For example, in people with Alzheimer’s, the amyloid beta protein gets duplicated all over the place in their genome.
“They get like a big fat genome with extra copies with different variations in those copies. And they do that through RNA,” Seneff says. “So, you have a mechanism for evolution. The primary mechanism, I would guess, is through taking the DNA, turning it into RNA, mutating the RNA because RNA mutates much more easily than DNA does, and then turning it back into DNA and sticking it back into the genome.”
In a nutshell, LINEs and SINEs appear to be activated when an alternative solution for a problem is needed. One such problem could be glyphosate exposure. When the body is too sick to function normally, it finds a way around the problem by mutating proteins. “It’s a process that we use to deal with environmental toxic chemicals that we’re confronted with generally,” Seneff says.
So, in summary, mRNA can be reverse transcribed and converted back to DNA by LINEs and SINEs in your body. This cloned DNA can then be integrated into your genome. In this way, it truly is genetic editing.
Are We Creating a Generation of Super-Spreaders?
What comes next is truly chilling. Seneff cites research10 showing that sperm has this ability to take exogenous mRNA, either from a virus or an mRNA vaccine, and reverse transcribe it into DNA and then produce plasmids that contain this cloned DNA. The sperm then releases these plasmids around the egg, which takes them up.
The egg hangs on to those plasmids and puts the new code into the cells of the growing fetus. Hypothetically, a man having been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine could produce a child born with the genetic code to make the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
This is not a good thing, because this means the child will not have antibodies against the spike protein. Since it’s part of their genetic code, it registers as one of their own proteins and their body won’t produce antibodies against it. If that child is exposed to SARS-CoV-2, their immune system won’t react at all. What happens next is anyone’s guess, but it’s bound to be severely problematic in one way or another.
“Exactly how sick they’ll get or whether they’ll get sick at all, I don’t know,” Seneff says, “but their immune system won’t react and they’ll be able to carry that virus for their entire life and then pass [that genomic trait] on down to their children …
Now, if I don’t react to [the virus] and I let it grow, what happens? Do I get sick? To what extent is the illness [COVID-19] the consequence of the immune response, rather than the virus itself? We don’t know that, really, but many say the real problem is the overactive immune response.
People are dying of the immune response to COVID, they’re not dying from the virus. The virus is not killing them. It’s the immune response to the virus that’s killing them. So, if you don’t have an immune response, what happens? Nobody knows.”
Even if such a child were to be unaffected by the virus, we could be looking at a serious problem, as they could turn into lifelong super-spreaders and a chronic hazard to everyone around them. At least that’s what happened in cows.
Seneff recounts a story of herds plagued by a viral diarrhea. They finally realized that “killer calves” were the problem. Calves were being born that had viral protein integrated into their genome. When exposed to the virus, these calves, unable to clear the virus naturally, then spread it to the adult cows, which got sick.
“I don’t see why the same thing couldn’t happen with COVID — that a baby could be born who has this humanized version of that protein, catches the [wild] virus and then it spreads it to the adult population,” Seneff says.
Such children would be true super-spreaders, and the indoctrination we’re currently seeing, where children are told their mere presence could pose a mortal risk to the people they love, would then turn into grim reality. The calves in question were euthanized to safeguard the rest of the herds. How would we address human equivalents?
Hopefully, this nightmare scenario will not occur, but it appears biologically possible, and that is the problem. The fact that the available science allows for this kind of speculation is reason enough to put the brakes on this vaccination campaign. We have no clue what the long-term consequences are. We don’t even know what the short-term consequences are, other than more vaccinated people are dying, collectively, compared to unvaccinated ones.
Spike Protein Appears Highly Problematic
A particularly fascinating part of Seneff’s paper addresses the toxicity of the spike protein. A key problem with all of these gene-based COVID-19 vaccines is that the spike protein itself appears toxic, and your body is now a spike protein-producing factory.
“Right. They have done studies where they only expose the [animal] to the spike protein, showing it was toxic in the brain and the blood vessels. So, it’s causing immune reactions all by itself that is damaging to the tissues.
It’s basically a toxic molecule, and I think it’s toxic possibly because of it being a prion protein …
I’m going to do more research on it. I don’t know enough yet, but it looks horrendous to me. I think it may be the most worrisome thing. There are two big things that are going to happen in the future.
They’re going to take time [to develop], so we’re not going to see it immediately. And, of course, we’re not going to blame the vaccine because rates will start going up for these horrible diseases and no one will link them to it.”
Why Spike Protein May Cause Serious Neurodegenerative Disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CKD), the human version of mad cow disease, is a prion disease. Other human forms of prion disease include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). “You have all these horrible neurodegenerative diseases and each one is tied to specific prion proteins,” Seneff says. The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein also appears to be a prion protein, although this has yet to be thoroughly verified.
Disturbingly, the spike protein produced by COVID-19 vaccines, due to the modifications made, may make it more of a prion than the spike protein in the actual virus, and a more effective one.
“Papers are showing that those germinal centers in the spleen … are a primary source of the prion proteins that eventually get taken up the vagus nerve and delivered to the brainstem nuclei. That’s how you can get Parkinson’s disease, for example …
There’s so much we need to learn, but it looks to me like it’s a setup here. They’re really inviting this kind of thing to happen with these vaccines, where they’re focusing on those germinal centers [because] those are the very same place where these prion proteins often get started.”
Why Long-Term Neurological Damage Is To Be Expected
In her paper, Seneff describes key characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that suggests it’s a prion:11
“Neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as headache, nausea and dizziness, encephalitis and fatal brain blood clots are all indicators of damaging viral effects on the brain. Buzhdygan et al. (2020) proposed that primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells could cause these symptoms …
In an in vitro study of the blood-brain barrier, the S1 component of the spike protein promoted loss of barrier integrity, suggesting that the spike protein acting alone triggers a pro-inflammatory response in brain endothelial cells, which could explain the neurological consequences of the disease.
The implications of this observation are disturbing because the mRNA vaccines induce synthesis of the spike protein, which could theoretically act in a similar way to harm the brain. The spike protein generated endogenously by the vaccine could also negatively impact the male testes, as the ACE2 receptor is highly expressed in Leydig cells in the testes …
Prion diseases are a collection of neurodegenerative diseases that are induced through the misfolding of important bodily proteins, which form toxic oligomers that eventually precipitate out as fibrils causing widespread damage to neurons …
Furthermore, researchers have identified a signature motif linked to susceptibility to misfolding into toxic oligomers, called the glycine zipper motif … Prion proteins become toxic when the α-helices misfold as β-sheets, and the protein is then impaired in its ability to enter the membrane.
Glycines within the glycine zipper transmembrane motifs in the amyloid-β precursor protein (APP) play a central role in the misfolding of amyloid-β linked to Alzheimer’s disease. APP contains a total of four GxxxG motifs. When considering that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a transmembrane protein, and that it contains five GxxxG motifs in its sequence,12 it becomes extremely plausible that it could behave as a prion.
One of the GxxxG sequences is present within its membrane fusion domain. Recall that the mRNA vaccines are designed with an altered sequence that replaces two adjacent amino acids in the fusion domain with a pair of prolines.
This is done intentionally in order to force the protein to remain in its open state and make it harder for it to fuse with the membrane. This seems to us like a dangerous step towards misfolding potentially leading to prion disease …
A paper published by J. Bart Classen (2021) proposed that the spike protein in the mRNA vaccines could cause prion-like diseases, in part through its ability to bind to many known proteins and induce their misfolding into potential prions.
Idrees and Kumar (2021) have proposed that the spike protein’s S1 component is prone to act as a functional amyloid and form toxic aggregates … and can ultimately lead to neurodegeneration.”
So, in summary, the take-home here is that COVID-19 vaccines, offered to hundreds of millions of people, are instruction sets for your body to make a toxic protein that will eventually wind up concentrated in your spleen, from where prion-like protein instructions will be sent out, leading to neurodegenerative diseases.
Vaccine Remedy May Be Worse Than the Disease
In her paper, Seneff goes into far more detail in her description of the spike protein as a metabolic poison. While I recommend reading Seneff’s paper in its entirety, I’ve extracted key sections below, starting with how the spike protein can trigger pathological damage leading to lung damage and heart and brain diseases:13
“The picture is now emerging that SARS-CoV-2 has serious effects on the vasculature in multiple organs, including the brain vasculature … In a series of papers, Yuichiro Suzuki in collaboration with other authors presented a strong argument that the spike protein by itself can cause a signaling response in the vasculature with potentially widespread consequences.
These authors observed that, in severe cases of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 causes significant morphological changes to the pulmonary vasculature … Furthermore, they showed that exposure of cultured human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein S1 subunit was sufficient to promote cell signaling without the rest of the virus components.
Follow-on papers showed that the spike protein S1 subunit suppresses ACE2, causing a condition resembling pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a severe lung disease with very high mortality … The ‘in vivo studies’ they referred to … had shown that SARS coronavirus-induced lung injury was primarily due to inhibition of ACE2 by the SARS-CoV spike protein, causing a large increase in angiotensin-II.
Suzuki et al. (2021) went on to demonstrate experimentally that the S1 component of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, at a low concentration … activated the MEK/ERK/MAPK signaling pathway to promote cell growth. They speculated that these effects would not be restricted to the lung vasculature.
The signaling cascade triggered in the heart vasculature would cause coronary artery disease, and activation in the brain could lead to stroke. Systemic hypertension would also be predicted. They hypothesized that this ability of the spike protein to promote pulmonary arterial hypertension could predispose patients who recover from SARS-CoV-2 to later develop right ventricular heart failure.
Furthermore, they suggested that a similar effect could happen in response to the mRNA vaccines, and they warned of potential long-term consequences to both children and adults who received COVID-19 vaccines based on the spike protein.
An interesting study by Lei et. al. (2021) found that pseudovirus — spheres decorated with the SARS-CoV-2 S1 protein but lacking any viral DNA in their core — caused inflammation and damage in both the arteries and lungs of mice exposed intratracheally.
They then exposed healthy human endothelial cells to the same pseudovirus particles. Binding of these particles to endothelial ACE2 receptors led to mitochondrial damage and fragmentation in those endothelial cells, leading to the characteristic pathological changes in the associated tissue.
This study makes it clear that spike protein alone, unassociated with the rest of the viral genome, is sufficient to cause the endothelial damage associated with COVID-19. The implications for vaccines intended to cause cells to manufacture the spike protein are clear and are an obvious cause for concern.
Commercial Vaccines Are Not as ‘Clean’ as Trial Vaccines
Seneff’s paper also highlights the unknown hazard of injecting fragmented RNA, found in greater quantity in the commercially manufactured Pfizer vaccine compared to the vaccine used in the initial trials:14
“The EMA Public Assessment Report … describes in detail a review of the [Pfizer] manufacturing process … One concerning revelation is the presence of ‘fragmented species’ of RNA in the injection solution. These are RNA fragments resulting from early termination of the process of transcription from the DNA template.
These fragments, if translated by the cell following injection, would generate incomplete spike proteins, again resulting in altered and unpredictable three-dimensional structure and a physiological impact that is at best neutral and at worst detrimental to cellular functioning.
There were considerably more of these fragmented forms of RNA found in the commercially manufactured products than in the products used in clinical trials. The latter were produced via a much more tightly controlled manufacturing process …
While we are not asserting that non-spike proteins generated from fragmented RNA would be misfolded or otherwise pathological, we believe they would at least contribute to the cellular stress that promotes prion-associated conformational changes in the spike protein that is present.”
More Information
Seneff and I cover a great deal more than I’ve covered in this article, including how the vaccines may trigger autoimmune problems by way of molecular mimicry. This includes things like celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and lupus. So, if you have ANY interest in learning more about this vaccine I strongly suggest you watch the entire video.
We also discuss how the shots are causing idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a rare blood disorder in which you end up with blood clots, a drop in platelet count and hemorrhages, all at the same time.
Also, be sure to read through Seneff’s paper, “Worse Than The Disease: Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19,” published in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research.15
How Can You Protect Yourself From the Vaccine or Exposure to Those That Were Vaccinated?
Indeed, that is the question of the day. We talked about shedding from the vaccine. Obviously, the vaccine does not classically shed virus particles but it can easily cause people to shed spike proteins, and it is these spike proteins that may cause just as much damage as the virus.
While Seneff’s paper didn’t delve deeply into solutions, it provides a major clue, which is that your body has the capacity to address many of these problems through a process called autophagy. This is the process of removal of damaged proteins in your body.
One effective strategy that will upregulate autophagy is periodic fasting or time-restricted eating. Most people eat more than 12 hours a day. Gradually lowering that to a six- to eight-hour window will radically improve your metabolic flexibility and decrease insulin resistance.
Another beneficial practice is sauna therapy, which upregulates heat shock proteins. I have discussed this extensively in previous articles. Heat shock proteins work by refolding proteins that are misfolded. They also tag damaged proteins and target them for removal.
Another vital strategy is to eliminate all processed vegetable oils (seed oils), which means eliminating virtually all processed foods as they are loaded with them. Seed oils will radically impair mitochondrial energy production, increase oxidative stress and damage your immune system.
Seed oils also are likely to contain glyphosate, as it is heavily used on the crops that produce them. Obviously, it is important to avoid glyphosate contamination in all your food, which you can minimize by buying only certified organic foods.
Finally, you want to optimize your innate immune system and one of the best ways to do that is to get enough sun exposure, wearing in your bathing suit, to have your vitamin level reach 60 to 80 ng/ml (100 to 150 nmol/l).
Sources and References
1, 11, 13, 14, 15 International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research May 10, 2021; 2(1): 402-444
2 America’s Frontline Doctors May 9, 2021
3 Covid19.healthdata.org
4 The UNZ Review May 15, 2021
5 JAMA. March 15, 2021 doi:10.1001/jama.2021.4385
6 European Heart Journal July 20, 2020: ehaa534
7, 9 Circulation Research 2021; 128: 1323-1326
8 European Journal of Internal Medicine June 2020; 76:14-20
10 Molecular Reproduction and Development 2006; 73(10):1239-1246
12 UniProtKB P0DTC2 (Spike SARS2)
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US National Security State Imports Siege Tactics From Iraq for a New ‘War on Domestic Terror’
A Requiem for QAnon
How the Fed Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Easy Money
Beijing, the Five Eyes, or Something Else? Who’s To Blame for the Covid Pandemic?
Thoughts on the ‘New Normal’ and the Things That We Are Losing as a Society
Trans Ideology Is Warping Our Justice System
The Disintegrated States of America
A Video, All About Me!
The Biden Administration Is Still Lying About January 6
The US Isn’t an Israeli Puppet, Israel Isn’t a US Puppet: It’s One Empire
The Real Halston
Covid Vaccines May Bring Avalanche of Neurological Disease
US National Security State Imports Siege Tactics From Iraq for a New ‘War on Domestic Terror’ Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The Deep State has big plans for a very particular demographic among the US citizenry.
The terminologies tossed into the word salad vary (“domestic extremist,” “homegrown terrorist,” “right-wing fanatics,” “bitter clingers,”) but they all mean more or less the same thing: the conservative, Christian, gun-owning, mostly white, non-compliant remnants of the Middle America middle class.
Operating in lockstep, the apparatuses of the Deep State intelligence community/military-industrial complex—have set sights squarely on uncooperative “libertarian” elements inside the US.
How precisely are “libertarian extremists” — or whatever buzzword de jour the corporate media has weaponized at the moment — defined? Unsurprisingly, loosely and conveniently, however the Deep State wishes to, with a broad, imaginative brushstroke to sweep up the maximum volume of political opponents possible:
“an unholy alliance of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians”
This posturing against “right-wing extremists” (again, simply meaning any individual or group who challenges the dominant neoliberal power structure) is not new in DC rhetoric, but it has intensified dramatically since the so-called “insurrection” of January 6th:
“Former CIA Director John Brennan made the statement that [the] Biden intel community [is] ‘moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about’ the pro-Trump ‘insurgency’… law enforcement, homeland security, intelligence, and even the defense officials are doing everything possible to root out what seems to be a very very serious and insidious threat to our democracy and our republic.”
The CIA is by no means alone in its efforts – this is a carefully coordinated, tightly choreographed operation spanning multiple federal agencies (the so-called “alphabet boys” for their myriad acronyms), including:
The FBI
Department of Defense
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Homeland Security
NSA
US Department of Justice
The US Department of Justice, the enormously powerful agency tasked with enforcing federal law, recently requested an 11% overall budget increase to “combat domestic extremism, racial inequality, environmental degradation and gender violence”:
“Attorney General Merrick B. Garland told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Justice Department needs more money for Biden administration priorities including combating domestic extremism.… Mr. Garland has prioritized efforts to fight domestic terrorism and protect civil rights over the department’s focus during the Trump administration on street crime and gangs… The department is also seeking an additional $101 million to address the rising threat of domestic terrorism.”
One of the major priorities of the Deep State’s “counter-extremism” operations is disarming the American population. In its plea for more resources for the cause, the DOJ submitted a “request for an additional $232 million to curb gun violence”:
“The additional funding would be used to… support improved background checks and more comprehensive red-flag laws, which allow the police to temporarily confiscate firearms from people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others.”
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In a nation whose schoolchildren learned real lessons from history and the tenants of civilized society, none of this would be tolerated. Unfortunately, instead, 21st-century children of American public schools learn about gender pronouns and critical race theory from lobotomized education majors fresh out of their indoctrination camps in the liberal social sciences.
What is afoot is the American Empire crumbling in on itself, the comeuppance of decades of public indifference to immoral foreign occupations, of millions of dead civilians overseas, all in the service of advancing the interests of a tiny globalist elite that benefits from war.
The citizenry did nothing to stop the Iraq or Afghanistan wars, and now the ruling elite’s tools of external control and subjugation of far-away populations have been turned inward.
Consequently, normal Americans – even non-violent, relatively apolitical ones who go to work, love their families, and just want to be left alone — are now in the crosshairs of a murderous, bloodthirsty national security state.
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Again, the phenomenon of a government directing its violence onto the population it theoretically exists to protect is not an overnight development.
Since the heyday of the Bush-era neocons’ Orwellian, unwinnable “War on Terror,” civil liberty activists have warned that the siege tactics employed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other immoral foreign wars would inevitably be imported onto US soil for use on the American population.
“This ain’t police work. No, it ain’t. I mean, I can send any fool with a badge and a gun up on them corners and jack a crew and grab vials. But policing? I mean, you call something a war and pretty soon everybody gonna be running around acting like warriors. They gonna be running around on a damn crusade, storming corners, slapping on cuffs, racking up body counts. And when you at war, you need a fucking enemy. And pretty soon, damn near everybody on every corner is your fucking enemy. And soon the neighborhood that you’re supposed to be policing, that’s just occupied territory.”
– Maj. Howard ‘Bunny’ Colvin, The Wire
The new “War on Domestic Terror” waged by the Deep State – aided and abetted by the corporate media —  is not about “liberation” or protecting democracy, just as the previous “War on Terror” at the turn of the century was not about those things in the far-off regions where it was waged.
Instead, what we are witnessing is an unprecedented attempt to assert domination and control over an uncompliant US populace increasingly frustrated with the unrepresentative federalized forces that occupy their land – only this time, the battlefields will be Nebraska and Mississippi, not Fallujah, and the “insurgents” are average Americans, not Iraqis.
When they are met with force, and agents of the repressive federal state killed, as will inevitably occur, it will not be the Nebraska corn farmer who is to blame. Self-defense is an inalienable right of free people everywhere.
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A Requiem for QAnon Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
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A sign that we’re still in the proverbial fog of war is that theories of all manner of plots and plans abound, giving people hope that even though things look bleak, we’re headed toward that happy ending. And much of the encouraging news online comes from the mysterious, still anonymous “Q” and his cadre of analysts who unpack his cryptic messages for the trusting Q followers.
You see, according to Q, Trump, along with trustworthy military personnel, has been playing 4-D chess all along in order to oust all the Deep State criminals, try them in military tribunals, and sentence them to serve their prison terms in Guantanamo.
And when things turned dicey after the election, Q assured his followers that Trump was in control and was just giving the traitors enough rope to hang themselves. Key Q spokesmen including Charlie Ward, Robert David Steele, and Simon Parkes predicted “The Storm” would come on January 6th—not the storm that actually came, but one that would assure Trump remained in the White House. When that backfired dramatically, it was surely to come on January 20th. And when that failed, Trump was to be inaugurated on March 4th.
With a nod to humorist Dave Barry, in whose decades-long syndicated Miami Herald column he frequently wrote entertainingly wacky stories and then vouched for their accuracy in the same words I’m about to use: I am not making this up.
You’d think the QTards would retire in disgrace after all these false promises, but noooo. The various Q spokesmen assure what may be their millions of followers that Trump will be inaugurated once more on…wait for it… July 4, 2021!
Funny, I thought Sleepy Joe was the de facto President now. I must have missed something.
QAnon’s Redo of America
Now, I recognize that hope is a good thing—even a necessary one. But it needs to be based on reality. So let’s examine a few of Q’s claims to see if they pass the credibility test. But before we do, let me summarize the mismash of QAnon theories, promises and predictions circulating on the Web for at least the past couple of years, but now escalating into the promise of a Brave New World.
According to Q et al., in 1871, Congress sold America to the international banking cartel—an earlier version of what we have today—thus removing the United States  from the Constitution as the law of the land, and creating, in place of the Republic, the Corporation of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  The proof? The use of all capital letters and the changing of the preposition from “for” to “of”, i.e. the Constitution for the United States of America, versus the Constitution of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Got that?
Where’s the good news, you ask? Hold on! It seems President Trump declared the Corporation bankrupt, which may sound bad at first, but then he restored America back to our original Republic so we get to start fresh…and with no debt! And Trump is still the President, though not the 45th—that was for the Corporation—but rather the 19th.
Guess he’d have to change all those “Trump 45” logos on posters, T-shirts and such. And just imagine the confusion for students studying history when they’d learn that Trump was the 45th President, and later the 19th President. On second thought, given the idiosyncrasies of Common Core math, maybe this would make sense to them.
Trust the Plan!
Not only that, but Q assures us that the military is in charge. Huh? You mean as in a military dictatorship? When, historically speaking, has that turned out well for the public? Oh, but these are the “white hats”—i.e. the good guys. And they have a “plan.” “Trust the Plan!” says Q, over and over again, along with “Watch the Show!” and “We’re in control, patriots!” In other worlds, Q, who won’t even reveal his name, posts cryptic messages in the bowels of the internet saying patriots should sit quietly at home eating popcorn while Q and friends save the Republic. Does that reassure you? Me neither.
And what exactly is this “Plan”? Nothing less than a worldwide sting operation to take down not only our domestic coup plotters, but also an international ring of pedophiles, and assorted “black hats”—i.e. bad guys, not to put too fine a point upon it—while ushering in a new Golden Age. I mean that at least quasi-literally, since another part of the “Plan” hinges upon NESARA (National Economic Security and Recovery Act), a bill supposedly signed by former President Clinton that creates a debt Jubilee—total debt forgiveness—and a return to the vaunted gold standard, with one hitch: by means of blockchain technology, i.e. cryptocurrency. I haven’t seen an explanation of how Clinton could have signed onto the blockchain part, as it hadn’t been developed back in the 90s, but why quibble with genius.
And Q continues to assure us, through his many mouthpieces, including former Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member Steve Pieczenik who once worked in intel under Kissinger, the X22 Report, Charlie Ward, Simon Parkes, and many others, that “The Plan” is well under way, there are hundreds of sealed indictments, and the bad guys will soon be arrested.
They’ve been telling us this since Robert Mueller was named Special Prosecutor, only back then, Q’s advice was to “Trust Sessions” and “Trust Mueller.”
After we learned Sessions nearly terminally hobbled Trump’s administration, and Mueller was a Deep State fixer, did Q’s followers abandon his leaky ship?
Well, this one did! Yes, I know whereof I speak, as I was intrigued by QAnon in early 2018, and can tell you it was a brilliant and highly addictive psy-op. Much to my surprise, however, instead of Q vanishing shamefacedly in the night after dozens of false predictions and disingenuous promises, the psy-op is still going strong!
Now why might this be? In fact, as I understand it, Q himself has not “dropped’ any more of his cryptic “breadcrumbs” (i.e. posts) so far this year, yet his acolytes are still going strong.
Apart from the possibility—some would say likelihood—that Q’s mouthpieces have nefarious intentions, they may well have a strong pecuniary incentive. Consider that they have amassed myriad followers as internet “influencers,” which generally means big money. In fact, Charlie Ward claims to have over 13 million followers! If they’ve been reaping a monetary harvest, the Q spokesmen may be loath to relinquish their cash cow. This of course means they’d have to keep spinning stories out of whole cloth, in the manner of an ongoing soap opera. Luckily for them, it seems their audience is always ready for the next episode.
So what is the Qsters’ current claim? Trump will resume his presidency; OK, that’s an easy sell, as 90 million of people or more want this to be true. But note how the Q promoters keep moving the goal posts for Trump’s 2021 inauguration: from January 20th to March 4th to July 4, 2021. Hmmm… And how is this to happen, pray tell? With the assistance of…wait for it… JFK Jr., who didn’t really die when his plane crashed two decades ago.
Again, I am not making this up. My imagination is just not that fertile.
A word about Simon Parkes before we move on: Mr. Parkes claims he was abducted by aliens, knows some of them quite intimately, and believes in lizard people among other alien life forms. Interestingly, none of this has lowered his credibility with his followers, but they did give him flack for claiming to have spoken to the real “Q”. This they found to be beyond belief, so he had to back-pedal. Apparently, no one gets to talk to the man behind the curtain.
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How the Fed Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Easy Money Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In this selection from chapter 19 of Reassessing the Presidency (newly available as an ebook from the Mises Store), Joseph Salerno examines one example of how the Federal Reserve and U.S. presidents work together to expand the size and scope of government.
… It was not ultimately budget deficits that allowed Kennedy to initiate the corporatist planning and militarization of the U.S. economy that bore first fruit in the emergence of the American welfare-warfare state during Johnson’s Great Society and culminated in Nixon’s fascist New Economic Policy. The policy that facilitated Johnson’s simultaneous financing of extravagant expenditures on welfare programs and the military adventure in Vietnam and made conditions ripe for Nixon’s imposition of wage and price controls was not newfangled functional finance but old-fashioned monetary inflation. As the historian of macroeconomic policy, Kenneth Weiher, has pointed out, it was not the much-vaunted “fiscal revolution” but the overlooked “monetary revolution” that took place during the Kennedy administration which turned out to be the predominant influence on the economic events of the 1960s and 1970s. As Weiher stated: “There was a revolution all right, but the most important change occurred at the Federal Reserve; however, 10 years passed before more than a handful of people caught on to what was happening.”
In the three years of the Kennedy administration the growth of the money supply as measured by M2 averaged about 8 percent per year. If we take the eleven prior years going back to 1950, the rate of growth of M2 averaged 3.6 percent per year; if we go back four more years, to the first postwar year of 1946, the average annual rate of M2 growth over the fifteen-year period drops to 3.3 percent.
There were basically two reasons why the role of monetary policy tended to be so grossly underplayed in the economic histories of this period. The first was that the new economists themselves, as unreconstructed Keynesians, uniformly denigrated the potency of monetary policy while touting the effectiveness of fiscal policy. Thus the Kennedy tax-cut bill, which did not even take effect until 1964, receives the lion’s share of the credit for stimulating the recovery from the 1960-1961 recession. Second, because most economists since the 1930s, including and especially those of Keynesian orientation, identified inflation with increases in the price level, and interpreted the 1.2-percent average annual rate of increase of the CPI during the period 1961-1963 as evidence of the absence of inflation …
Despite the negligible increase in the CPI, however, the effects of the rapid, and initially unanticipated, monetary inflation were visible in credit markets as real interest rates trended steadily downward throughout the decade. Unfortunately, both Keynesian and central bank orthodoxies of the 1960s focused on the nominal interest rate as an important indicator of the degree of ease or restraint of monetary policy, making no allowance for the effect of inflationary expectations on the nominal interest rate. Consequently, neither the new economists nor the monetary authorities believed that monetary policy was “unduly” expansionary because short-term nominal interest rates rose from 1961 to 1963. Indeed, the new economists were quite pleased with monetary policy during this period, an attitude typified in Seymour Harris’s observation that “the [Federal Reserve] board provided the country with a reasonably easy money policy …”
Given that monetary policy was indeed grossly inflationary during the Kennedy years, what accounts for the sudden and radical shift in Federal Reserve policy from the moderate inflationism under the Eisenhower administration? The answer is Kennedy and his new economists, who conducted a relentless and incessant campaign for easy money from the very beginning of his administration. This campaign took the form of repeated public utterances on the part of the president and his economic advisers, as well as direct presidential pressure on William McChesney Martin, who was chairman of the Fed under Eisenhower and continued in that position until 1970.
Kennedy and key members of his administration also doggedly prodded the Fed, both publicly and privately, to ease monetary policy, even threatening to terminate its independent status if it did not acquiesce. As early as his campaign for the presidency, Kennedy expressed his disappointment with the Fed’s tendency to resort to restrictive monetary policy to rein in inflation and his intention to break with such a policy. In April 1962, Kennedy petitioned Congress for a revision of the terms of the Fed chairmanship that would enable each president to nominate a new chairman at the beginning of his term. Heller, Treasury Secretary Dillon, and Treasury Undersecretary Roosa also weighed in with calls for the Fed to ease monetary policy. Despite some initial foot-dragging and repeated caveats that the Fed would only finance real economic growth and not budget deficits, Fed Chairman Martin ultimately capitulated to the insistent demands of Kennedy and the new economists for a cheap-money policy. In fact, in February 1961, the Fed abandoned its long-standing “bills-only doctrine,” which dictated that open market operations be conducted exclusively in the market for short-term securities. In doing so, the Fed was accommodating the administration’s request to reduce long-term interest rates by buying long-term securities while simultaneously selling short-term securities in order to nudge up short-term interest rates. This attempt to artificially twist the interest-rate structure — nicknamed Operation Twist — was devised by the new economists to accomplish two goals: to stimulate domestic business investment and new housing purchases and to discourage the outflow of domestic and encourage the inflow of foreign short-term capital as a means of mitigating the U.S. balance-of-payments deficit. Needless to say, this attempt to have one’s cake and eat it too — to pursue a domestic cheap money policy and to avoid its adverse consequences for the balance of payments — was a failure …
Our conclusion then is that Kennedy and the new economists succeeded in wringing from the Fed precisely the inflationary monetary policy they desired and that this policy represented a radical break with the monetary policy pursued in the 1950s. This conclusion, which is certainly reflected in the money-supply growth rates cited above, also accords with the perceptions of the new economists themselves. Seymour Harris, long-time Kennedy economic adviser and chief academic consultant to the Kennedy Treasury, made this pellucidly clear in his book on the economic policies of the Kennedy years. Harris concluded that:
In short, monetary policy under Kennedy was much more expansionist than under Eisenhower. …
Federal Reserve policy in 1961-1963 was not like that of 1952-1960. At the early stages of recovery in the 1950s, the Federal Reserve, overly sensitive to inflationary dangers, aborted recoveries. Whether the explanation was the growing conviction that inflation was no longer a threat, or whether it was an awareness that the Kennedy administration would not tolerate stifling monetary policies, the Federal Reserve made no serious attempts to deflate the economy after 1960. In fact, in 1963 Mr. Martin boasted of the large contributions made to expansion …
Thus, inflationary monetary policy was the sine qua non for the regime of permanent budget deficits that was initiated in the early 1960s and continued uninterrupted almost to the end of the twentieth century. That private investment was able to continually expand concurrently with sharply increasing government spending on military and other programs was attributable in large measure to the fact that, during the Kennedy years, the Fed was induced to “cooperate” by routinely monetizing the cumulating budget deficits necessary to finance these programs.
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Beijing, the Five Eyes, or Something Else? Who’s To Blame for the Covid Pandemic? Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Ever since the earliest days of the Coronavirus pandemic, evidence began to emerge that the virus was not a naturally occurring evolutionary phenomenon as asserted by the WHO, Nature Magazine, and editors at the Lancet, but had other origins.
Among the earliest of those who found themselves supporting this theory were the Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lijian Zhou who made international waves by sharing two articles by Larry Romanov on the possibility of “gene targeting” of the virus which was having a disproportionately bad effect on Iranians, Italians and various Asian genotypes. Zhou was soon joined by bioweapons experts like Francis Boyle, prominent virologists Luc Montagnier and Judy Mikovits, followed by a growing array of scholars, scientists and academics from around the world who all assessed that the virus’ apparent gene sequencing implied human handiwork. While all agreed that COVID appeared to have originated from a lab, it was still unclear whether that lab was Chinese or controlled by the USA.
Another obvious question arose with this lab theory: Was it an accidental leak or was it consciously deployed?
Since pandemic war game operations had become a normalized part of western geopolitical life from the early days of Dark Winter in 2000 to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2011 Lock Step to the World Economic Forum’s Event 201 (and dozens more in between), the likelihood of conscious deployment was a very serious possibility.
Who had the motive, means and modus operandi to carry out such a global operation?
The Wuhan Theory Begins
By February 2020, the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis began to make headlines fed by evidence that Dr. Anthony Fauci had exported certain gain of function coronavirus experiments from US bioweapons laboratories to Wuhan’s Institute of Virology- one of two BSL-4 labs in China equipped to conduct this sort of research.
When Sir Richard Dearlove (former head of MI6) became a loud proponent of the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis in June 2020, something seemed amiss. Dearlove certainly knew a thing or two about bioweapons. He knew very well of the Pentagon’s vast array of internationally extended bioweapons labs peppered across the world, and he certainly understood the art of misdirection being himself a byzantine shadow creature who operated at the highest echelons of British intelligence. Dearlove was after all in charge of the “yellowcake” dodgy dossier that launched an Iraq war, he knew of the fallacious reports of nerve gases used by the governments of Libya and Syria sponsored by MI6, had even overseen major components of Russiagate that drove a color revolutionary process in the USA. Dearlove also knew a thing or two about the Porton Down labs that manufactured Novichok used in the Skripal Affair.
While Dearlove’s cheerleading of the Wuhan lab theory raised alarm bells, as time passed, no smoking gun evidence of an alternative lab-leak hypothesis surfaced that one could fully “take to court”. In this respect, Dearlove’s operation had the upper hand since receipts from Fauci’s NIH to the Wuhan Lab did conveniently make headlines, and acted as a “smoking gun” in the minds of many.
Before going into the next phase of the story, it is important to recall that the absence of empirical evidence is not by itself a proof of one party’s innocence, just as the existence of a piece of empirical evidence is not a proof of another party’s guilt.
Wuhan Lab Origins Go Viral Again
In recent weeks, the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis has once again become all the rage.
Rand Paul’s May 10 showdown with Fauci over this the latter’s funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology added fuel to the fire. Sky News’ May 7 reporting of public Chinese policy papers discussing covid-based bioweapons have gone viral. On March 26, former Center of Disease Control head Robert Redfield asserted his support for the Wuhan lab leak theory. While the scanned receipts of the funds transfer from Fauci’s NIH to research in China via Eco Health Alliance ($600 thousand went to Wuhan) for coronavirus research, had been available since last February, one must wonder why it is now over a year later that this fact is being spread across the perception landscape on all levels.
Both mainstream and alternative media across the western world representing both the left and right have jumped on board the bandwagon blaming China for leaking the virus whether by accident or intent (though obviously, intent is the conclusion which anyone is expected to draw once the Wuhan lab leak theory is accepted). But again, I must ask: In a world of misdirection, psychological warfare and perception management, do the clues that we are being given force us to conclude that the Chinese government is behind the global pandemic or is another culprit likely to be found?
Chinese Leaders Blame the CIA
Zeng Guang, a chief epidemiologist at China’s Center of Disease Control recently joined the conspiracy club on February 9, 2021 in an interview with Chinese media. While denying that the Chinese Wuhan lab is the source of the virus as so many in the west have claimed, Guang asserted that SarsCov2’s origins in a laboratory should not be discounted. Pointing to the vast globally extended US bioweapons labs littering the earth (and citing the USA’s proven track record of deploying bioweapons as part of its asymmetrical war arsenal since WWII), Guang asked:
“Why are there so many laboratories in the United States when biology labs are all over the world? What is the purpose? On many things, the United States requires others to be open and transparent, only to find that it is the United States itself that is often the most opaque. Whether or not the United States has any special fame on the issue of the new corona virus this time, it should have the courage to be open and transparent. The United States should take responsibility for proving itself to the world, rather than being caught up in hegemonic thinking, hiding itself from the virus and dumping others.”
Guang was himself joined by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying who had also pointed to the Pentagon’s globally extended array of bioweapons laboratories saying:
“I’d like to stress that if the United States truly respects facts, it should open the biological lab at Fort Detrick, give more transparency to issues like its 200-plus overseas bio-labs, invite WHO experts to conduct origin-tracing in the United States, and respond to the concerns from the international community with real actions.”
Those who tend to avoid looking at the history and scope of Pentagon controlled bioweapon warfare tend to ignore the content of such remarks cited by those Chinese officials above for a multitude of reasons. For one: it is easy to believe that Fauci and Gates are corrupt, and this theory not only implicates both men but also ties them to a Chinese government which most westerners have been brainwashed to fear as a bastion of global debt-trappery, genocide, and communist imperialism out to destroy western values.
After conducting a short review of some of the fundamental facts of recent world history alongside certain geopolitical realities of our present world order referenced by the head of the Chinese CDC, I believe that China’s Wuhan Lab is being set up. Here are five facts to support my case…
Fact #1) Depopulation Then and Now
While many people may wish to avoid looking at this fact, depopulation is a driving factor behind international unipolar policy today as it had been during the days of WW2 when Rockefeller Foundation, Macy Foundation, City of London and Wall Street interests gave their backing to both the rise of fascism as an economic miracle solution for the economic woes of the great depression and eugenics (the science of population control) as the governing religion of a new scientific priesthood.
Today, this agenda masquerades behind a new transhumanist movement, shaped by words like “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, “decarbonized economies”, and “Great Resets”. The primary targets of this agenda remain: 1) the Institution of the sovereign nation states, and 2) the “overpopulated zones” of the world with a focus on China, India, South America and Africa.
For anyone who would find themselves instinctively inclined to brush aside such claims as “conspiracy theorizing”, I would encourage a brief review of Sir Henry Kissinger’s infamous NSSM-200 report: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests published in 1974. This declassified report went far to transform US foreign policy from a pro-development philosophy to a new paradigm of population control. In his report, Kissinger warned that “if future numbers are to be kept within reasonable bounds, it is urgent that measures to reduce fertility be started and made effective in the 1970s and 1980s….(Financial) assistance will be given to other countries, considering such factors as population growth… Food and agricultural assistance is vital for any population sensitive development strategy… Allocation of scarce resources should take account of what steps a country is taking in population control… There is an alternative view that mandatory programs may be needed….”
In Kissinger’s twisted logic, US Foreign Policy doctrine had too often foolishly sought to end hunger by providing the means of industrial and scientific development to poor nations.
A true Malthusian through and through, Kissinger believed that aiding the poor to stand on their own feet would result in global disequilibrium as the new middle classes would consume more, and use the strategic resources found under their own soil, which would set the world system accelerated entropy.
This was deemed unacceptable to the mind of Kissinger and any misanthropic follower of Malthus who shared his views of humanity and government.
Kissinger’s Master-Slave Global Society
At the time of Kissinger’s ascent to power as Secretary of State under Nixon, a new grand strategy was unleashed designed to create a new “master-slave” dependency between the developed and undeveloped sectors of the world… with a special emphasis on the 13 nations targeted by NSSM 200 plus China.
China itself was only permitted to acquire western tech needed to start climbing out of abject poverty on the condition that they obeyed the Rockefeller-World Bank demands that one child policy programs were imposed to curb population growth.
Kissinger began organizing for this new set of relations in society around “Have”, post-industrial consumers and a massive “Have-Not” class of poor laborers with access to industry, but remaining stagnant, cheap and without the means of purchasing the goods they produced. The other darker skinned parts of the world would be even more worse off, having neither the means of production, nor consumption while remaining in constant states of famine, war and backwardness. These dark age zones would be largely made up of Sub Saharan Africa and would find their resource-rich lands exploited by the corporate middle men and financiers trying to run the world order above the “obsolete order” of nation states.
Kissinger’s model of a world order was absolutely static with no room for population growth or technological progress. Mao and the Gang of Four which ran the cultural revolution appeared to be highly compatible with Kissinger’s agenda. But when Mao died and the Gang of Four were rightfully imprisoned, a new long-term strategy known as the Four Modernizations shaped by Zhou Enlai and carried out by Deng Xiaoping was launched. This program was far more foresighted than Kissinger realized.
Fact #2) China is currently a leading force of pro-population growth.
While the west has been accelerating into a decaying path on every measurable level, China is quickly moving in an opposing trajectory via extending long term investments and advanced tech development into its own society as well as to its neighbors through such comprehensive projects as the Belt and Road Initiative.
While its own population has not healed from the disastrous 1979 one child policy and is far from achieving the 2.1 children per couple needed for replacement fertility, it did lift the one child limit to two in 2015 and leading Bank of China economists have called for a total elimination of all limits immediately. Meanwhile, the top-down national orientation of China towards increasing the free energy needed to support and grow the economy is unlike anything we have seen in the closed-system western world for many decades.
A vital fact often forgotten is that together China and India were instrumental in sabotaging the December 2009 COP-14 program in Copenhagen which had promised to establish legally binding emission target cuts to guide the de-carbonization (and de-industrialization) of much of society.
The London Guardian had reported in 2009 that “Copenhagen was a disaster. That much is agreed. But the truth about what actually happened is in danger of being lost amid the spin and inevitable mutual recriminations. The truth is this: China wrecked the talks, intentionally humiliated Barack Obama, and insisted on an awful “deal” so western leaders would walk away carrying the blame.”
Apparently China and India, along with African governments like Sudan (which had not yet been carved up on the careful watch of Rhodes Scholar Susan Rice) did not wish to sacrifice their industry and national sovereignty on the altar of climate change models and technocrats that had only weeks earlier been publicly exposed as frauds by East Anglia University researchers during the embarrassing Climategate scandal.
While China and India should be celebrated for having sabotaged this effort 11 years ago, very few people have been able to hold this drama in their memory, and fewer still realize how this fight over sovereignty was in any way connected to China’s 2013 creation of the Belt and Road Initiative as the vital force behind the emerging Multipolar Alliance.
Fact #3) Soros at Davos 2020: The two greatest threats to Open Society: 1) Donald Trump’s USA and 2) Xi Jinping’s China.
During his January 2020 Davos speech, Soros took aim at both Trump and Xi Jinping as the two greatest threats to his Open Society who had to be stopped at all costs. In September 2019 (just as Event 201 was happening) Soros wrote in the Wall Street Journal:
“As founder of the Open Society Foundations, my interest in defeating Xi Jinping’s China goes beyond U.S. national interests. As I explained in a speech in Davos earlier this year, I believe that the social-credit system Beijing is building, if allowed to expand, could sound the death knell of open societies not only in China but also around the globe.”
Before becoming mired into the “China virus” narrative, Donald Trump had worked exceptionally hard to emphasize good relations with China and even managed one of the most important trade deals that had successfully moved into phase one the week Soros spoke at Davos. This first phase involved China creating a market to purchase US finished goods as part of the program to rebuild America’s lost manufacturing sector that had been hollowed out over 5 decades of “post industrialism”. Where Kissinger called NAFTA “the most creative step toward a new world order taken by any group of countries since the end of the Cold War” Trump went far to renegotiate the anti-nation state treaty giving nation states a role to play in shaping economic policy for the first time in over 25 years.
It is important to also recall that Trump resisted the war hawks pushing a total military encirclement of China begun under Obama’s Asia Pivot which is today threating nuclear war. He took the fuel out of the THAAD missile encirclement of China which has justified its expansion based on the “North Korean threat” for over a decade- always denying the truth that the real targets were both Russia and China. Trump’s push to build friendly relations with Kim Jong Un had much greater ramifications in changing US Pacific military policy than many realized, although that fact was certainly not missed by the Chinese intelligentsia.
While the Soros/CIA-driven color revolutionary operations have so far failed to divide up China in Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang, they have been successful in the USA.
Fact #4) The Pentagon’s Global Bioweapons Complex Is a Fact
While China is the proud owner of a total of TWO BSL-4 labs (both within its own borders), a vast array of dozens of Pentagon-run bioweapons labs litter the international landscape. Exactly how many is hard to estimate as Alexei Mukhin (Director General of Russia’s Center for Political Information) stated in a May 2020 interview:
“According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, in the post-Soviet space, 65 American secret bio-laboratories operate: 15 – in Ukraine, 12 – in Armenia, 15 – in Georgia, 4 – in Kazakhstan. In the United States, such activity is prohibited . Accordingly, the Pentagon, in its own laws, is engaged in illegal activities (in spirit, not in letter). The goal is the creation of biological weapons directed against the peoples who inhabited the territory of the USSR.”
In 2018, investigative journalist Dilya Gaytandzhieva documented the Pentagon’s multibillion dollar budget that sustains bioweapons labs in 25 nations (and 11 within the USA itself) which grew exponentially since the December 2001 bioweaponized anthrax attack killed five Americans and justified a hyperbolic increase of bioweapon warfare to rise from $5 billion when Cheney’s Bioshield Act was passed in 2004 to over $50 billion today.
Additionally, an October 2000 policy document co-authored by William Kristol, John Bolton, Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Elliot Abrams, and Donald Rumsfeld titled Rebuilding America’s Defenses (RAD) explicitly stated that in the new American Century, “combat will likely take place in new dimensions: In space, cyber-space and perhaps the world of microbes… advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool”.
Fact #5) International Pandemic War Game Scenarios Laid the groundwork for the international response to Covid. Not China
The driving force behind such bioweapon war game exercises such as the June 2000 Operation Dark Winter, the May 2010 Rockefeller Foundation report Operation Lock step, and the World Economic Forum/Gates Foundation/CIA Event 201 pandemic exercises indicate that China is not the causal nexus.
All in all, these facts have persuaded me that China is being set up and is in fact a primary target for destruction.
How China would find itself the beneficiary of such an irresponsible unleashing of a novel virus that hammered its own economy, accelerated the blow out of the world financial bubble economy and annihilated the foundations of international stability is absurd to the extreme… especially considering the fact that everything China has done for the past decades has indicated a consistent desire to create stability, long term development and win-win cooperation with the international community.
Nothing similar has been seen among members of the Five Eyes or their Trans Atlantic network of over bloated imperialists.
The oligarchy running the Trans Atlantic System certainly loves the centralized control found in the Chinese system, and they adore the behaviorist social credit stuff, but that is where their admiration ends. The Kissinger, Gates, Carney or Schwab-types hate and fear everything China has actually done for development, endind poverty, population growth, national banking, long term credit generation, building full spectrum industrial economies and defending sovereignty along with Russia whom they are tightly bonded with in the Eurasian Multipolar alliance.
The views of individual contributors do not necessarily represent those of the Strategic Culture Foundation.
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Thoughts on the ‘New Normal’ and the Things That We Are Losing as a Society Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The last two years have greatly shaken America, and our country will never be the same as a result.  If you would have told someone two years ago that in 2021 millions of people would run around wearing masks all day and that the federal government would be relentlessly pushing a large scale mass injection campaign, that person probably would have thought that you were nuts.  But now this is the “new normal”.  Our freedoms and liberties have been permanently eroded, and now that they have gotten away with pushing the envelope so dramatically, government entities on all levels will be ready to flex their muscles again once the next major crisis comes along.
You could argue that we should just vote out the politicians that are running things on the state and federal levels, but exactly how are we supposed to do that?
After what we witnessed last November, tens of millions of Americans won’t believe that our system of choosing leaders is legitimate ever again.
Of course those that are currently running things could attempt to restore faith in the system by getting rid of all the voting machines and by instituting real reforms that would make the process as transparent as possible, but we all know that they will never do that.
The last couple of years have been extremely painful for our economy as well.  More than 70 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last year, homeless encampments started popping up like mushrooms all over the country, and countless numbers of small businesses shut down permanently.  In fact, most Americans say that they have lost a favorite local business as a result of the pandemic…
Few people have escaped the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and that’s especially true for local ‘mom and pop’ shops. A new study finds half of Americans have witnessed their favorite local businesses close down because of COVID-19.
A survey of 2,000 people reveals 68 percent personally know a local business owner impacted by the pandemic. According to respondents, the most commonly impacted businesses include cafes (62%), retail shops (58%), gaming shops (55%), and book stores (54%).
On Thursday, we learned that another 444,000 Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week.
In 2019, such a number would have been considered catastrophic.
But in the “new normal”, that number is actually considered to be “good news”.
Our politicians have tried to make everyone feel better by sending out waves of huge government checks, but that has just created rampant inflation and widespread shortages.
We are also losing the peace on our streets.  Murder rates were way up in major cities all over America in 2020, and in most of those cities they are even higher this year.
And it isn’t just men that are shooting men.  Today, I came across an article about an “eight-woman brawl” that resulted in a pregnant mother being gunned down…
A pregnant mother was shot and killed while she sat in her car close to an eight-woman brawl that erupted in gunfire.
The deadly confrontation took place just before 6pm Tuesday in the 1200 block of Valencia Avenue in Hemet, which is located 75 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
Family members identified the 27-year-old who had been shot in the head and died after being flown to a county trauma center as Tamika Haynes.
What in the world is happening to us?
You would have never read about such a thing happening on the streets of America in 1950.
These days, we seem to be losing control of just about everything, and that even includes the technology that we have become so dependent upon.  Hackers are causing nightmares for large entities all over the U.S., and in many cases absolutely enormous ransoms are being paid out…
CNA Financial Corp., among the largest insurance companies in the U.S., paid $40 million in late March to regain control of its network after a ransomware attack, according to people with knowledge of the attack.
The Chicago-based company paid the hackers about two weeks after a trove of company data was stolen, and CNA officials were locked out of their network, according to two people familiar with the attack who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Criminals seem to have the upper hand on the Internet, in our streets and in the halls of power in Washington and on Wall Street.
In previous times, we could rely on law enforcement to restore order, but now law enforcement authorities are being relentlessly demonized in our society.
In fact, it has gotten so bad that large numbers of law enforcement officers are permanently walking away from their careers.  For example, it is being reported that nearly 20 percent of all police officers in Seattle have quit over the past year.
Police departments all over the nation are having an exceedingly difficult time recruiting replacements for those that are leaving, and that is going to continue to be the case as long as we are treating police officers like human garbage.
Speaking of human garbage, just check out the bill that was just passed in the Wisconsin Senate…
Wisconsin senators approved a bill earlier this week allowing dead bodies to be dissolved in a chemical bath and disposed like sewage.
The bill, Senate Bill 228, authorizes a practice called alkaline hydrolysis, or “water cremation,” which liquifies the human body using a mixture of water, heat, and chemical agents, leaving only bones behind. The liquid is then dumped into the sewage system or boiled off, and bones can be crushed and deposited in an urn.
You have got to be pretty sick to want to liquify Grandma and Grandpa before dumping their remains into the sewer.
But that is who we are.
On all levels, we no longer respect life, and that is because as a society we are abandoning our faith.  Just check out these numbers…
The American Worldview Inventory (AWVI) 2021, an annual survey that examines the perspectives of adults aged 18 and over in the United States, found that while 57 percent of Millennials (born 1984-2002) consider themselves to be Christian, 43 percent “don’t know, care, or believe that God exists.”
Comparatively, 70 percent of Generation X (Gen X) Americans (born 1965-1983), 79 percent of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), and 83 percent of the Builder Generation (born 1927-1945) consider themselves to be Christian, while 31, 28, and 27 percent, respectively, “don’t know, care, or believe that God exists.”
America no longer resembles the nation that our founders sacrificed so much to establish, and if we stay on the path that we are currently on there is no future ahead for us.
But even though voices such as mine have been crying out for change for years, most of the population continues to sprint in the other direction.
We have already lost so much, and the “new normal” truly is horrible, but if America does not wake up things are only going to get worse.
Reprinted with permission from The Economic Collapse.
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Trans Ideology Is Warping Our Justice System Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Singer Demi Lovato has this week been doing what celebrities do best: navel-gazing and making a drama out of it. Earlier this week, Lovato announced: ‘I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work, and through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary.’ In the UK, Lavato’s announcement was met with gushing praise across the meida, with few willing to admit that a non-binary ‘gender identity’ makes about as much sense as lady testicles.
Lovato apparently believes that she has the right to compel members of the public to refer to her as ‘they’ and ‘them’. This is, of course, neither the way language nor biology works. But ultimately, does it really matter if some pampered American prat wants to be called ‘they / them’? While my colleagues elsewhere in the media might disagree, I believe journalists ought not to let potentially hurt feelings interfere with the truth. Lovato is clearly a woman whether she likes it or not.
A world away from the Hollywood glitz, this week four offenders were held accountable for crimes including child abuse, bomb-making, accessing child-abuse images and breaching a court order following the sexual assault of a teenage girl. They are all men who identify as trans women and the media accorded them the same courtesy as Lovato.
The first was child rapist Jessica Brennan, known as Allan Brennan when he committed his offences. Brennan raped and abused children between 1998 and 2016. In court and in the press he was referred to by female pronouns. One of his victims said, ‘I’m constantly haunted by what happened to me’. On Monday, Brennan was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
The second was Zoe Watts, previously known as Kyle Watts. Watts was a community-support officer with Lincolnshire Constabulary and a Unison equalities officer. He had been due to face trial this week. But on Tuesday, he admitted the charge of making an improvised explosive device.
Watts had a YouTube channel which included a video of himself swinging a baseball bat at a watermelon with the face of Germaine Greer on it. The famously plain-speaking Greer once said: ‘Just because you lop off your dick doesn’t make you a fucking woman.’ It remains unknown what he was planning to do with the explosives and the cache of weapons that were seized by the police.
The third was Melissa Wilson, also known as Paul Wilson. On Wednesday, Wilson admitted breaching a sexual-harm prevention order. He has six previous convictions for 39 offences. Judge Swinnerton, sentencing, said: ‘You have a lengthy and growing criminal record which revolves around your interest in indecent images of children and your repeated breaches of the orders which try to prevent you from accessing such images of children.’
The fourth was Chloe Thompson, previously known as Andrew McNab. Thompson was convicted of carrying out a sexual assault on a teenage girl in 2011, and was issued with a 10-year notification-requirement order to alert authorities to his whereabouts and activities. This week, he admitted that he had failed to notify the police of a TikTok account he had set-up using an alias, thereby breaching the requirement order.
It is exceptionally rare for women to be convicted of crimes such as those of Brennan, Watts, Wilson and Thompson – 98 per cent of those prosecuted for sexual offences are male, as are 93 per cent of those found to be possessing weapons. There is some evidence to show offenders who identify as trans women are more likely to have committed sexual offences. In 2017, The Sunday Times reported that nearly half of inmates in UK prisons who identified as ‘transgender women’ have been convicted of sexual offences. Recognising these sex-based patterns of offending is vital for policy and for the protection of the public. But the recording of crimes committed by men as if they were women threatens to significantly distort the figures.
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The Disintegrated States of America Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Andrei Martyanov is in a class by himself. A third wave baby boomer, born in the early 1960s in Baku, in the Caucasus, then part of the former USSR, he’s arguably the foremost military analyst in the Russian sphere, living and working in the US, writing in English for a global audience, and always excelling in his Reminiscence of the Future blog.
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing Martyanov’s previous two books. In Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning, nearly three years ago he conclusively proved, among other things, how the missile gap between the US and Russia was a “technological abyss”, and how the Khinzal was “a complete game-changer geopolitically, strategically, operationally, tactically and psychologically”.
He extensively mapped “the final arrival of a completely new paradigm” in warfare and military technology. This review is included in my own Asia Times e-book Shadow play.
Then came The (Real) Revolution in Military Affairs, where he went one step beyond, explaining how this “revolution”, introduced at the Pentagon by the late Andrew Marshall, a.k.a. Yoda, the de facto inventor of the “pivot to Asia” concept, was in fact designed by Soviet military theoreticians way back in the 1970s, as MTR (Military-Technological Revolution).
His new book, Disintegration, completes a trilogy. And it’s a stunning departure.
Here, Martyanov, in meticulous detail, analyzes the imperial decline thematically – with chapters on Consumption, Geoeconomics, Energy, Losing the Arms Race, among others, composing a devastating indictment especially of toxic D.C. lobbies and the prevailing political mediocrity across the Beltway. What is laid bare for the reader is the complex interplay of forces that are driving the political, ideological, economic, cultural and military American chaos.
Chapter 3, on Geoeconomics, is a joy ride. Martyanov shows how geoeconomics as a field separate from warfare and geopolitics is nothing but an obfuscation racket: good old conflict “wrapped in the thin shroud of political sciences’ shallow intellectualism” – the stuff Huntington, Fukuyama and Brzezinski’s dreams are made of.
That is fully developed on Chapter 6, on Western Elites – complete with a scathing debunking of the “myth of Henry Kissinger”: “just another American exceptionalist, mislabeled a ‘realist'”, part of a gang that “is not conditioned to think multi-dimensionally”. After all they’re still not capable of understanding the rationale and the implications of Putin’s 2007 Munich speech that declared the unipolar moment – a crude euphemism for Hegemony – dead and buried.
How not to win wars
One of Martyanov’s key assessments is that having lost the arms race and every single war it unleashed in the 21st century – as the record shows – geoeconomics is essentially a “euphemism for America’s non-stop sanctions and attempts to sabotage the economies of any nation capable of competing with the United States” (see, for instance, the ongoing Nord Stream 2 saga). This is “the only tool” (his italics) the US is using trying to halt its decline.
On a chapter on Energy, Martyanov demonstrates how the US shale oil adventure is financially non-viable, and how a rise in oil exports was essentially due to the US “pickin up’ quotas freed chiefly as a result of Russia and Saudi Arabia’s earlier cuts within OPEC + in an attempt to balance the world’s oil market”.
In Chapter 7, Losing the Arms Race, Martyanov expands on the key theme he’s the undisputed superstar: the United States cannot win wars. Inflicting Hybrid War is another matter entirely, as in creating “a lot of misery around the world, from effectively starving people to killing them outright”.
A glaring example has been “maximum pressure” economic sanctions on Iran. But the point is these tools – which also included the assassination of Gen Soleimani – that are part of the arsenal of “spreading democracy” have nothing to do with “geoeconomics”, but have “everything to do with the raw power plays designed to achieve the main Clausewitzian object of war – ‘to compel our enemy to do our will'”. And “for America, most of the world is the enemy”.
Martyanov also feels compelled to update what he’s been excelling at for years: the fact that the arrival of hypersonic missiles “has changed warfare forever”. The Khinzal, deployed way back in 2017, has a range of 2,000 km and “is not interceptable by existing US anti-missile systems”. The 3M22 Zircon “changes the calculus of both naval and ground warfare completely”. The US lag behind Russia in air-defense systems is “massive, and both quantitative and qualitative”.
Disintegration additionally qualifies as a sharp critique of the eminently post-modernist phenomenon – starring infinite cultural fragmentation and the refusal to accept that “truth is knowable and can be agreed upon” – responsible for the current social re-engineering of the US, in tandem with an oligarchy that “realistically, is not very bright, despite being rich”.
And then there’s rampant Russophobia. Martyanov sounds the definitive red alert: “Of course, the United States is still capable of starting a war with Russia, but if it does so, this will mean only one thing – the United States will cease to exist, as will most of the human civilization. The horrific thing is that there are some people in the US for whom even this price is too small to pay.”
In the end, a cool scientific intellect cannot but rely on sound realpolitik: assuming the US avoids complete disintegration into “separatist territories”, Martyanov stresses that the only way for the American “elite” to maintain any kind of control “over generations increasingly woke or desensitized by drugs” is through tyranny.
Actually techno-tyranny.
And that seems to be the brave new dysfunctional paradigm further on down the road.
Reprinted with the author’s permission.
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A Video, All About Me! Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
I sent an email to Paul VanderKlay regarding the topic of natural law, a concept that until recently and rarely, neither he nor others in this meaning crisis conversation have incorporated.  To my pleasant surprise, he not only replied to the email, he incorporated it fully into a video, with my email beginning here.
Following are my thoughts, with no further clarification.  I included several of these in the comments of the video, but not all – too many.
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I will want to watch this a couple of times before deciding if I have anything more substantial to add than the following, but here goes….
What I have gathered thus far (I am a little over an hour into it) is that Peterson, Pageau, Vervaeke, and PVK are, in fact, in search of a natural law ethic, but they just don’t want to or don’t choose to use the words natural law.  Fair enough, I’m not the one doing the talking.
Second, from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: “As an empirical matter, many natural law moral theorists are also natural law legal theorists, but the two theories, strictly speaking, are logically independent. One can deny natural law theory of law but hold a natural law theory of morality.”
I do not advocate, nor have I ever advocated, that the natural law ethic should also be civil law.  It won’t work, and the state is the wrong institution through which this ethic should be both taught and enforced.  At the risk of further upsetting Karl, and the bigger risk of using Scripture to make a point to a very well-educated pastor…Jesus gave advice and counsel to the woman caught in adultery; He did not turn this violation of natural law into a civil punishment matter.
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OK, I finally had time to finish the video one-time through.  I thank you, Paul, for taking time to address and incorporate my email – I have survived!  I will go through the video again at least once more before deciding what, if any, further comments I have.  But here is one more for now – from the very end:
PVK: I’m interested in the frontier of where we are now and finding new language and new formulations and continuing the very long project of what we’ve been at all along.  I don’t think it’s a mystery that the Orthodox come and say, “you know, we had a bunch of stuff buried in the basement and I think this stuff might help.”
Wait a minute, Paul.  New language and new formulation to be found in the two-thousand-year-old Orthodox tradition, but not in Aquinas’s seven-hundred-year-old development?  A development that the West did a pretty good job of incorporating and integrating (nowhere near perfectly) until about 125 years ago?
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Language…had Luther understood Aquinas better instead of taking down a strawman, imagine what the story of Christendom might have been (not to say that there weren’t many other issues with the Catholic Church).
Old words…it is interesting that it is the oldest tradition, Orthodoxy, that seems to be making the most traction today; within Catholicism, the Latin Mass has the strongest adherents; in Protestantism, as one example, the PCA is growing while the PCUSA is shrinking.  Maybe people are looking for old words.
“Say that to an atheist; you need to figure out another way to say it”: I was writing an email to a Christian pastor, a Christian pastor who has, at least up to now and to my understanding, pushed back on any mention of natural law.  How else would I write to a Christian?
Frankly, I had much more concern about citing and interpreting Scripture in an email to a Christian pastor than I did about being taken to task for citing Scripture to a Christian pastor.  As I noted in a reply to Karl elsewhere in these comments, I have written dozens, maybe hundreds, of posts on natural law without citing Scripture – it is discoverable by believer and non-believer alike.
“Do good things and good things happen, do bad things and bad things happen.”  For any society that violates natural law long enough, this will be the case – certainly the “do bad things” part.  Living according to a natural law ethic doesn’t guarantee good things; living in violation of it might have a short-term gain (one lifetime, a few lifetimes).  Meaning crisis – it has taken over a hundred years in the West for these violations to result in bad things.
“‘Human rights are objective’ is the modern frame.”  This is baffling.  There is nothing about human rights in the modern frame that is objective.  A man can be a woman – this is a human right in the modern frame.  What is objective about that?
The Israelites in Psalm 1 & 2 weren’t living by natural law.  That was the point.  But, again, living by natural law doesn’t guarantee good things on earth.  Nothing does.  Violating it guarantees bad things – maybe not immediately, but always eventually.
Rohlin points to the idea of natural law as starting with the Enlightenment.  That is so wrong that either I am not understanding him or he doesn’t know anything of what he is talking about.
“‘If you violate those laws, things start to go sideways for you in one way or another’ which is basically what bionic mosquito wrote.”  Yes, and no.  Individuals can violate natural law for a lifetime, and “win” significantly in terms of wealth, sex, power, etc.  Stalin violated natural law, but never faced any consequences on this earth for it.
“We need a new model individually, and we need a new model collectively, and language is, in many ways, the connection between that.”  Not if we allow language to be whatever we want whenever we want.  New words never capture the meaning of the old words.  I don’t know a word in Greek that doesn’t take ten words in English to somewhat understand.
I don’t know about the phone stand becoming a citizen.  That is too much of a strawman too address at all.
“I don’t know that natural law works for people who haven’t spent all kinds of time in classrooms.”  I guess I didn’t write clearly enough in my email.  Teach love, as Jesus meant it.  Isn’t this kind of the main mission of the church?
“If you want to get ahead of it, work in the area of religion, not law.”  I did that in my email, and you say it doesn’t translate today.  As I noted in an earlier comment – natural law as an ethic need not translate into natural law as law – and I would never advocate such a thing, except to the extent that one’s natural rights are violated (oh, another outdated term; violations of life and property are the only legitimate places for civil law, and one recognized by many Thomists and, of course, libertarians).  I am not yelling this.  I AM YELLING THIS: NATURAL LAW SHOULD NOT BE THE BASIS OF CIVIL LAW.  RELIGION MUST DEAL WITH THE ETHICS OF NATURAL LAW.  The proper intermediating institution is the church, not the state.
Laws against cheating: you raised the point of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery.  This is exactly my point, but somehow you turn it against me: Jesus advocated advice and counsel, not punishment.  That is my point.
Rohlin speaks of natural law, referring to four authors from the fifth century.  This is OK, but referring to the language of Aquinas eight centuries later is a problem?
“If we can only get back to [the Middle Ages, Geneva, etc.).” This isn’t the desire nor the point.  It was either Lewis or Chesterton, I really don’t recall: the point is to return to the center.  This isn’t a case of regressing to some earlier time; it is a case of returning to a proper norm.
“I think ‘law’ is the more problematic of the two.”  I agree.
“Natural Law vs. ordered.  Which is a better word?”  Natural: according to one’s nature.  Law: something which, if violated, will be detrimental to both individual and society.  I agree, law is the problematic word.  Call it natural ethics.  It is still Aquinas – a name I have rarely if ever heard from any of Peterson, Vervaeke, Pageau, or PVK – while hearing of dozens or hundreds of others.
Natural law is not an intramural Christian thing.  It is the thing that has been lost in the West, that is being searched for by all in this discussion.  Now, you can say that all of those discussing are Christian, whether they know it or not.  Fair enough.  But so is everyone watching these YouTube videos.  “I count the atheists in the West as Protestants.”  Exactly.  Call it intramural; we are all on the same playing field.
Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.
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The Biden Administration Is Still Lying About January 6 Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
We’re slowly getting more information about events on January 6 at the Capitol. Every new bit of information shows that what happened pretty much falls within the parameters of anything Code Pink or Antifa have done on or to federal property, although with significantly less violence than Antifa uses. Nevertheless, Democrats continue to claim that January 6 was an insurrection that rivaled the entire Civil War in intensity. The latest claim comes from Biden’s White House, where his Press Secretary asserts that several police officers died on January 6.
I’m riffing off the top of my head here, so I’m sure I’ll forget things, but here’s what we know about the events on January 6:
There was at least one leftist provocateur there – John Sullivan — who later profited off the footage he acquired after inciting people to enter the Capitol. (The last laugh the government’s because it seized Sullivan’s profits.) There were undoubtedly others as well.
Capitol Police Officers invited Trump supporters into the building.
The Capitol Police Officers are refusing to release 14,000 hours of footage – leading to the assumption that they contain exculpatory information.
It’s probable that none of the people who entered the Capitol had guns.
Of the many people being held in solitary confinement almost five months later, none are being charged with sedition or insurrection; most of them are up on trespassing charges.
The only person who was killed on January 6 was Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman who was shot without warning by a Capitol Police officer. The others who died were felled by natural causes or a drug overdose.
The only police officer to die was Brian Sicknick, who died on January 7 from a stroke that was entirely unrelated to events on January 6.
Those are the facts but Democrats, especially Joe Biden, aren’t interested in facts. Like all narcissists (and leftism is a form of cultural narcissism) and all people raised on post-modernism, there is no such thing as truth. There is only “my truth” (a term you’ve often heard) and that means “whatever will help me at this moment.” For leftists, truth is shaped by necessity, not facts.
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The US Isn’t an Israeli Puppet, Israel Isn’t a US Puppet: It’s One Empire Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Nearly 200,000 protesters attended a pro-Palestine demonstration in Central London on Saturday afternoon, another clear sign that support for Palestinian rights is becoming increasingly mainstream and the imperialists are losing control of the Israel narrative.
The real consequence of this is that people will begin losing trust in the government and media institutions which support Israel, because without trust the empire can’t propagandize people, and without the ability to propagandize us our rulers cannot rule. There’s no risk for Israel of losing US backing due to the US government suddenly evolving a conscience or listening to its constituents, that won’t happen, but losing control of the narrative poses a major problem for the empire. Someone’s image is going to have to change, and those changes could end up benefiting Palestinians.
We’re already seeing this narrative management campaign come into play as mainstream outlets are now permitting some serious criticisms of Israel. This is done cynically to prevent people from losing trust in propaganda institutions, but it also has real effects that can benefit real people. This is a good example of how expanding consciousness is always beneficial, even on the most depraved institutions. The more aware the public becomes of abusive imperial power dynamics, the less abuse the empire can get away with. The empire losing control of the narrative is always a good thing.
Julian Assange’s partner @StellaMoris1 at the #Palestine Solidarity March in Hyde Park, London. “Julian published the words of Israeli government officials that were spoken behind closed doors.” #Gaza #londonprotest #assange pic.twitter.com/99mRaHUj58
— Don’t Extradite Assange (@DEAcampaign) May 22, 2021
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As criticism of Israel’s malfeasance becomes more widespread, so too do attempts to analyze exactly what Israel’s role is on the world stage and why it receives so much support from the United States. Some say that Israel is a vassal state of Washington, serving as a functional US military outpost in the most resource-rich region on earth. Others say it’s the other way around, citing the influence of the Israel lobby in DC and often getting into ugly nonsense about Jews ruling the world.
All this is born of an immature understanding of what nations are and how they operate within the US-centralized power alliance that functions as a single empire with regard to foreign policy.
The US is not a puppet of Israel, and Israel isn’t a puppet of the US. Saying one puppets the other is like saying Ohio puppets Nevada; they’re both member states of the same undeclared empire ruled by uncrowned kings who use governments as weapons to kill and steal.
The lines between nations within the US-centralized empire are no more real than the official elected governments of those nations. It’s just a single unified power structure which uses whatever narratives it requires to justify its continued campaign to rule the entire planet.
Nations are conceptual constructs with no independent existence outside the human imagination. Saying Israel has a right to exist is the same as saying Bugs Bunny has a right to exist, except if you needed to murder a bunch of kids every few years to keep Bugs Bunny around.
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) May 20, 2021
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There are no separate, sovereign nations within the US-centralized power alliance. The imaginary lines drawn between nations are performative illusions for the little people; they don’t apply to the transnational alliance of plutocrats and government agencies that actually runs things. This alliance centralizes a large amount of its military, financial, and diplomatic firepower around the conceptual construct known as the United States, but the actual behavior of the empire is determined by the alliance, not the US government.
There is no real “Israel” or “America”, there’s just the one empire. Lobbying, financial support, propaganda etc are just some of the glue that’s required to hold together an empire that doesn’t officially exist. The empire will use any ideology to advance imperial interests, whether it be Zionism, Christian fundamentalism, white supremacism, Islamic extremism, or woke progressivism. It’s all just narratives to move the empire along, because that’s what’s required in an unacknowledged, unofficial empire.
In the old model of empire, an emperor would just issue commands and hold the empire together overtly. In this new model of empire, where imperial member states officially keep their flags and their governments but lose their sovereignty, it’s held together by narrative control.
There is no one government in charge of all this; the official elected governments are not where the real power lies. The actual power structure keeps itself hidden and unaccountable, because it has seen what the masses can do to oppressive rulers who wear crowns in modern times:
Instead, oligarchs now rule from behind the scenes in collaboration with opaque and unaccountable government agencies, because humanity has grown too conscious to tolerate overt rulers. They use narrative manipulation to keep the empire moving in alignment with their interests.
The antidote to this dynamic is of course to keep getting more conscious, to keep learning what’s going on in our world and spreading awareness of what we’ve learned. Their job is to keep truth hidden and unconscious, while our job is to help make truth visible to everyone. Whoever wins will determine our fate as a species.
Nations, like so much else in our world, are conceptual constructs with no independent existence outside the human imagination. What’s real are weapons, explosions, gunshot trauma, and the movement of resources from one area to another. Everything else you see in the news is just mental narrative promulgated at mass scale to manipulate people into accepting these movements. Our job is to help people perceive what’s real underneath all the narrative management.
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The Real Halston Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Already in your idiot box via Netflix is a miniseries about a man who also used one name, but burned out rather early due to an outsize ego and too much coke. His name was Halston, and his fame was based on the fact he designed a pillbox hat that Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore at her hubby’s inauguration. Yes, fame is tricky, especially in America, where self-creation was invented, and where superciliousness and sleekness pass for gravity and depth. I knew Halston, he was a friend of my then sister-in-law, but we had zero in common. In fact he thought I wasn’t important enough to greet in a nightclub, and I didn’t exactly ever mistake him for a Hemingway hero. Never mind.
Some wannabe who made a documentary on Studio 54 compared Halston to Cole Porter because they were both from Indiana. That’s a bit like comparing an organ grinder to Mozart because they were both Austrian. Halston affected an upper-class accent and a persona of distance and hauteur, copied by Anna Wintour, both the designer and the Vogue editor mistakenly assuming that a nose up in the air means one’s aristocratic. The Scot Ewan McGregor is cast as the designer in the series, an unfortunate choice as the Scot looks like a Glasgow tough, whereas Halston was effete, elongated, effeminate, and haughty. The hard-partying designer died of AIDS in 1990, age 57, but his downfall began much earlier when he got down and dirty with the sexual hustler Victor Hugo (the French government should have sued when such a lowlife adopted the great name), spending his evenings in Studio 54’s balcony, where free and anonymous sex took place nightly.
But what I want to tell you has nothing to do with the sleaze that was Halston, Warhol, Bianca Jagger, and Studio 54. It has to do with what transpired between Halston, the Queen Mother’s cousin, and Princess Margaret, parts of the story having appeared on July 12, 1980, in The Spectator. John Bowes-Lyon, Bosie to us for obvious reasons and perennially broke, had been more or less ordered by Halston to organize a party for the designer and invite la crème de la crème of the London scene to meet him. Princess Margaret was the pièce de résistance. The blast took place at the Savoy. Among the first to arrive was Rupert Galliers-Pratt, eager to taste the free canapés and Savoy drinks. Rupert, walking five feet ahead of his wife, advanced fearlessly into the grand ballroom when he ran into a tall imperious figure with an outstretched right arm. Next to that figure stood Bosie. “I am Halston,” said the elongated man with a raised eyebrow. “Thank you, Halston,” boomed Rupert, wrapping his wife’s coat around the designer’s extended arm. When Bosie later remonstrated with him about the coat incident, Rupert said that only people in service had one name, and that he was genuinely sorry.
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Covid Vaccines May Bring Avalanche of Neurological Disease Sunday 23 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In this interview, return guest Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at MIT for over five decades, discusses the COVID-19 vaccines. Since 2008, her primary focus has been glyphosate and sulfur, but in the last year, she took a deep-dive into the science of these novel injections and recently published an excellent paper1 on this topic.
“To have developed this incredibly new technology so quickly, and to skip so many steps in the process of evaluating [its safety], it’s an insanely reckless thing that they’ve done,” she says. “My instinct was that this is bad, and I needed to know [the truth].
So, I really dug into the research literature by the people who’ve developed these vaccines, and then more extensive research literature around those topics. And I don’t see how these vaccines can possibly be doing anything good. When you weigh the good against the bad, I can’t see how they could possibly be winning, from what I’ve seen.”
Significant Death Toll Will Rise in Months and Years to Come
Five months into the vaccination campaign, statistics tell a frightening story. Seneff cites research2 showing deaths are 14.6 times more frequent during the first 14 days after the first COVID injection among people over the age of 60, compared to those who aren’t vaccinated. That is extraordinary. You can read the full paper here.
Other data,3,4 reviewed in the video above, show that after COVID-19 vaccines were implemented, overall death rates have increased, with the exception of a few areas. Interestingly, Seneff believes she may have discovered why. It appears countries in which COVID-19 vaccines have not raised mortality rates are also not using glyphosate.
“I immediately suspected glyphosate when I started to see COVID-19,” Seneff says. “I’ve written a book on glyphosate called ‘Toxic Legacy,’ and I have an entire chapter in that book on the immune system. Glyphosate, I believe, is a train wreck for the innate immune system, and when your immune system is weak, your body has to overreact to the virus. It can’t kill the virus.
So, it ends up [causing] collateral damage and wrecking your tissues. You get into this cytokine storm kind of situation where you destroy your lungs and you can’t cope. It’s not really the virus. It’s the immune reaction to the virus that’s killing you, and that’s because your immune system is too weak. If you have a strong innate immune system, I believe you wouldn’t even get symptoms from COVID-19.
When you look at the statistics on which countries are hit hard and just can’t get ahead of this virus, they’re clearly the countries that use a lot of glyphosate and developing biofuels based on glyphosate-exposed plants. So, I think that’s a critical piece of the puzzle as well. Glyphosate is in the atmosphere … [and] people are breathing it. So now you’re getting a direct attack on the lungs immune system, which makes you very susceptible to COVID.”
Ultimately, Seneff believes, as I do, that the COVID-19 “vaccines” will end up killing far more people than the disease itself, and will in fact make the disease worse. Seneff cites a disturbing case history of a cancer patient in the U.K. who was treated for severe COVID-19 for 101 days.
The antibody cocktails they gave him didn’t work, and after his death, they concluded that the predominant SARS-CoV-2 variant in his body had a dozen different mutations in the spike protein. Somehow, his body figured out how to evade the antibodies, which is a critical piece of the puzzle.
“I think the vaccines are doing the same thing,” Seneff says, adding that, among the immune compromised, only 17% of vaccinated individuals actually produce antibodies.5 Surprisingly, these people may actually have drawn the short end of the stick. The antibodies may not work because their immune function is low, thereby allowing the virus to build resistance and mutate.
“I think you have a lot of immune compromised people in a country where glyphosate is destroying people’s immune system, and that gives tremendous opportunity for the virus to mutate. The vaccine is going to accelerate that process because we’re vaccinating immune compromised people left and right.”
COVID-19 Vaccines Are a Public Health Disaster
The typical unprecedented vaccine takes 12 years to develop, and of all the unprecedented vaccines in development, only 2% are projected to ever make it through phases 2 and 3 of clinical testing.
The COVID-19 vaccine was developed with Operation Warp Speed in less than one year, which makes it virtually impossible for this vaccine to be adequately tested for safety and efficacy.
Hundreds of millions of people are now being vaccinated around the world, based on nothing more than preliminary efficacy data. Disturbingly, while sudden death is one apparent side effect, the vast majority of side effects won’t be known until a decade or more from now.
Seneff predicts that in the next 10 to 15 years, we’ll see a sudden spike in prion diseases, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases at younger ages, and blood disorders such as blood clots, hemorrhaging, stroke and heart failure.
“It’s a nightmare,” she says. “And I can see how it can happen. Basically, the vaccine is so unbelievably unnatural, and it has a single-minded goal, which is to get your body to produce antibodies to the spike protein. The RNA has been manipulated. It’s not natural RNA because it has methyl-pseudouridine on it … And the goal is to keep it alive.
Normally, if you get injected with RNA, you have enzymes in your system, in your tissues, that will immediately break it down. Your body knows it must get rid of the RNA. What you do with the vaccine is you make sure [your body] can’t get at it …
Then there’s the lipid [that the RNA is encased in]. The lipids are very abnormal, very weird … They’re not natural but they have some cholesterol in there, probably to help it look like a natural LDL particle so that your cells will take it up. It’s not being taken up by the ACE2 receptor.
It’s not being taken up the same way that the virus is being taken up. It’s a totally different mechanism that brings it into all the cells. You’ve gone past all the mucosal membranes. Usually, a virus is going to come into the lungs or any kind of cavity where there’s a mucosal system that’s going to hit the virus first.
The virus [will trigger] your natural mucosal system to respond to it and clear it if you’re a healthy person, and that’s the end of it. [With the vaccine], we never get a chance to do that. You’re just getting it shot right into your muscle, past all the barriers and the muscle goes crazy … sending out all kinds of alarms.”
Understanding Your Immune System
As your cells start producing the viral spike proteins, your immune cells rally to mop up the proteins and dump them into your lymphatic system. This is why many report swollen lymph nodes under the arms. This is also a sign of breast cancer. The antibody response is part of your humoral immunity. You also have cellular immunity, which is part of your innate immune system.
Your innate immune system is very powerful. And, if you’re healthy, it can clear viruses without ever producing a single antibody. Antibodies are actually a second-tier effect when your innate immune system fails. The problem is your innate immune system is definitely going to fail if you get a COVID-19 shot, because it’s bypassing all of the areas where your innate immune system would be brought to bear.
Your body will essentially believe that the innate immune system has failed, which means it must bring in the backup cavalry. In essence, your body is now over-reacting to something that isn’t true. You’re not actually infected with a virus and your innate immune system has not failed, but your body is forced to respond as if both are true.
How COVID-19 Vaccine Circumvents Healthy Immune Responses
But there’s more. As explained by Seneff, the synthetic RNA in the mRNA vaccines contains a nucleotide called methyl-pseudouridine, which your body cannot break down, and the RNA is programmed to trigger maximum protein production. So, we’re looking at completely untested manipulation of RNA.
It is very important to recognize that this is a genetically engineered mRNA for the spike protein. It is in no way shape or form the same that SARS-CoV-2 produces. It’s been significantly altered to avoid being metabolized by your body. Additionally, the spike protein your body produces in response to the COVID-19 vaccine mRNA locks into your ACE2 receptor.
This is because the genetically engineered NEW spike protein has additional prolines inserted that prevent the receptors from properly closing, which then cause you to downregulate ACE2. That’s partially how you end up with problems such as pulmonary hypertension, ventricular heart failure and stroke.6,7
As noted in a 2020 paper,8 there’s a “pivotal link” between ACE2 deficiency and SARS-CoV-2 infection. People with ACE2 deficiency tend to be more prone to severe COVID-19. The spike protein suppresses ACE2,9 making the deficiency even worse. As it turns out, the vaccines essentially do the same thing.
How Long Might Effects Last?
As mentioned, RNA is highly perishable, so to get it past the enzymes that would normally break down free mRNA, it’s encased in a lipid nanoparticle combined with polyethylene glycol or PEG. The PEG helps protect the RNA from breaking down. The RNA can easily enter the cell via natural endocytosis pathways, taking advantage of the nanoparticle design made to look like an LDL particle.
They strategically chose a cationic lipid, meaning it’s positively charged. “Usually you have phospholipids in your membranes that are negatively charged,” Seneff explains. The problem with cationic lipids is they disturb the plasma membrane and cause an immune response.
However, that may also be a key reason for why they were used. Typically, conventional vaccines contain an aluminum adjuvant to initiate an immune response. Aluminum was not appropriate for the COVID-19 vaccines, but the cationic lipids serve a similar function spectacularly well.
Being extremely toxic to the cell membranes, the positively charged lipids trigger immune cells to rush in to aid the cells and mop up the spike protein now being produced, while also being the vehicle that allows the RNA to slip into the cells. Once inside the cell, the mRNA delivers the instructions to produce enormous amounts of spike proteins.
The really worrisome thing is there’s potential for it to become part of the DNA and then it will last forever. Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D.
Importantly, there’s no telling how long these instructions will persist. Manufacturers are guessing the synthetic RNA may survive in the human body for about six months, but we really don’t know if that’s true or not.
Again, the alterations they’ve done to the synthetic RNA are meant to prevent it from breaking down. It could be years or even decades that these spike proteins are being produced, and you will find out shortly why this is a really bad scenario.
“The really worrisome thing, which I talk about in the paper, is there’s potential for it to become integrated into your DNA,” Seneff says. “If that happens, it will last your entire lifetime, and you may pass this new genetic code on to your offspring.”
Tracing Spike Protein From Cells to Lymph to Spleen
As explained by Seneff, your immune cells mop up mRNA and spike protein and dump them into your lymphatic system. From there, they make their way into your spleen, where they can remain for quite a long time.
“There are all these different immune cells that have different roles, but it’s the dendritic cells and the macrophages that are initially going into the muscle, picking up the mRNA, taking it over to the lymph system, traveling through the lymph system to the spleen and piling it up there. The spleen was the highest concentration of all the organs they looked at in animal studies. The liver was second.
It wasn’t the COVID-19 vaccine, but it was a messenger RNA vaccine. So, it was the same concept. The other vaccines, the ones that are based on a DNA vector, they also go to the spleen. I think they like it when they see that it’s going to the spleen because you have these germinal centers in the spleen that are focus groups for making antibodies.
So these dendritic cells are in these germinal centers in the spleen, and then they bring in the B-cells and T-cells, and those are the ones that make and perfect the antibodies, because you need to go through a whole training mode to get the antibiotics to be exactly matched to that particular spike protein. That happens predominantly in the spleen.”
Potential Vaccine Shedding Mechanism Revealed
Seneff also sheds light on the mysterious reports of unvaccinated individuals experiencing unusual bleeding symptoms after spending time in proximity to a newly vaccinated person. She believes this may be due to exosomes being released from the lungs.
“If you are a person who’s producing these exosomes from your spleen and shipping them out, there’s no reason why you can’t ship them out to the lungs. In fact, they’ve shown experimentally that those exosomes do get released from the lungs,” Seneff says.
So, to be clear, what’s being “shed” or spread by vaccinated individuals is the spike protein — which is itself toxic — not the SARS-CoV-2. So, it’s not an infection but rather the shedding of a toxic protein.
“If you’re breathing it in, you could be getting an increased risk, it seems to me. I mean, it sounds really farfetched, but it looks like it could happen, just from the logic of what goes on in biology. It could happen that you would breathe in these exosomes containing these misfolded prion proteins, which are not good for you, and exactly what happens when they go into the lungs, I don’t know. I have no idea.”
Can mRNA Vaccines Change Your DNA? That Is the Question
Getting back to the potential issue of gene editing, I’ve been accused of being scientifically ignorant for stating that COVID-19 vaccines are not vaccines but rather a form of gene therapy. But when you delve into the genetics and molecular biology of this vaccine you discover that they are in fact a form of a stealth gene editing tool that can change your DNA and integrate instructions to make even more spike proteins.
It’s counterintuitive because, typically, mRNA cannot be integrated directly into your genes because you need reverse transcriptase. Reverse transcriptase converts RNA back into DNA (reverse transcription). Seneff, however, discovered there’s a wide variety of reverse transcriptase systems already embedded in our DNA, which makes this possible. She explains:
“There was this long period of time in which we had the mantra that transcription is DNA to RNA to protein. That’s basic biology — DNA, RNA, protein. But then, in 1970, David Baltimore at MIT… discovered reverse transcriptase in retroviruses (RNA tumor viruses), which he won the Nobel Prize for.
It turns out, and I didn’t know this until I started digging into these vaccines, that we actually have plenty of reverse transcriptase in our own cells. We have plenty of it. And it’s these long interspersed nuclear elements (LINEs) and short interspersed nuclear elements (SINEs) that are able to take our RNA back to DNA and to put that DNA back into the genome.”
LINEs and SINEs are sequences of nucleotides, pieces of DNA, and they make up a huge percentage of the genome. For example, LINE1 is 10% of your genome. Most of the time they’re inactive and scientists were puzzled about what they actually do. They’re rather strange, as they fold DNA backward and stick it back in different areas. For example, in people with Alzheimer’s, the amyloid beta protein gets duplicated all over the place in their genome.
“They get like a big fat genome with extra copies with different variations in those copies. And they do that through RNA,” Seneff says. “So, you have a mechanism for evolution. The primary mechanism, I would guess, is through taking the DNA, turning it into RNA, mutating the RNA because RNA mutates much more easily than DNA does, and then turning it back into DNA and sticking it back into the genome.”
In a nutshell, LINEs and SINEs appear to be activated when an alternative solution for a problem is needed. One such problem could be glyphosate exposure. When the body is too sick to function normally, it finds a way around the problem by mutating proteins. “It’s a process that we use to deal with environmental toxic chemicals that we’re confronted with generally,” Seneff says.
So, in summary, mRNA can be reverse transcribed and converted back to DNA by LINEs and SINEs in your body. This cloned DNA can then be integrated into your genome. In this way, it truly is genetic editing.
Are We Creating a Generation of Super-Spreaders?
What comes next is truly chilling. Seneff cites research10 showing that sperm has this ability to take exogenous mRNA, either from a virus or an mRNA vaccine, and reverse transcribe it into DNA and then produce plasmids that contain this cloned DNA. The sperm then releases these plasmids around the egg, which takes them up.
The egg hangs on to those plasmids and puts the new code into the cells of the growing fetus. Hypothetically, a man having been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine could produce a child born with the genetic code to make the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
This is not a good thing, because this means the child will not have antibodies against the spike protein. Since it’s part of their genetic code, it registers as one of their own proteins and their body won’t produce antibodies against it. If that child is exposed to SARS-CoV-2, their immune system won’t react at all. What happens next is anyone’s guess, but it’s bound to be severely problematic in one way or another.
“Exactly how sick they’ll get or whether they’ll get sick at all, I don’t know,” Seneff says, “but their immune system won’t react and they’ll be able to carry that virus for their entire life and then pass [that genomic trait] on down to their children …
Now, if I don’t react to [the virus] and I let it grow, what happens? Do I get sick? To what extent is the illness [COVID-19] the consequence of the immune response, rather than the virus itself? We don’t know that, really, but many say the real problem is the overactive immune response.
People are dying of the immune response to COVID, they’re not dying from the virus. The virus is not killing them. It’s the immune response to the virus that’s killing them. So, if you don’t have an immune response, what happens? Nobody knows.”
Even if such a child were to be unaffected by the virus, we could be looking at a serious problem, as they could turn into lifelong super-spreaders and a chronic hazard to everyone around them. At least that’s what happened in cows.
Seneff recounts a story of herds plagued by a viral diarrhea. They finally realized that “killer calves” were the problem. Calves were being born that had viral protein integrated into their genome. When exposed to the virus, these calves, unable to clear the virus naturally, then spread it to the adult cows, which got sick.
“I don’t see why the same thing couldn’t happen with COVID — that a baby could be born who has this humanized version of that protein, catches the [wild] virus and then it spreads it to the adult population,” Seneff says.
Such children would be true super-spreaders, and the indoctrination we’re currently seeing, where children are told their mere presence could pose a mortal risk to the people they love, would then turn into grim reality. The calves in question were euthanized to safeguard the rest of the herds. How would we address human equivalents?
Hopefully, this nightmare scenario will not occur, but it appears biologically possible, and that is the problem. The fact that the available science allows for this kind of speculation is reason enough to put the brakes on this vaccination campaign. We have no clue what the long-term consequences are. We don’t even know what the short-term consequences are, other than more vaccinated people are dying, collectively, compared to unvaccinated ones.
Spike Protein Appears Highly Problematic
A particularly fascinating part of Seneff’s paper addresses the toxicity of the spike protein. A key problem with all of these gene-based COVID-19 vaccines is that the spike protein itself appears toxic, and your body is now a spike protein-producing factory.
“Right. They have done studies where they only expose the [animal] to the spike protein, showing it was toxic in the brain and the blood vessels. So, it’s causing immune reactions all by itself that is damaging to the tissues.
It’s basically a toxic molecule, and I think it’s toxic possibly because of it being a prion protein …
I’m going to do more research on it. I don’t know enough yet, but it looks horrendous to me. I think it may be the most worrisome thing. There are two big things that are going to happen in the future.
They’re going to take time [to develop], so we’re not going to see it immediately. And, of course, we’re not going to blame the vaccine because rates will start going up for these horrible diseases and no one will link them to it.”
Why Spike Protein May Cause Serious Neurodegenerative Disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CKD), the human version of mad cow disease, is a prion disease. Other human forms of prion disease include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). “You have all these horrible neurodegenerative diseases and each one is tied to specific prion proteins,” Seneff says. The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein also appears to be a prion protein, although this has yet to be thoroughly verified.
Disturbingly, the spike protein produced by COVID-19 vaccines, due to the modifications made, may make it more of a prion than the spike protein in the actual virus, and a more effective one.
“Papers are showing that those germinal centers in the spleen … are a primary source of the prion proteins that eventually get taken up the vagus nerve and delivered to the brainstem nuclei. That’s how you can get Parkinson’s disease, for example …
There’s so much we need to learn, but it looks to me like it’s a setup here. They’re really inviting this kind of thing to happen with these vaccines, where they’re focusing on those germinal centers [because] those are the very same place where these prion proteins often get started.”
Why Long-Term Neurological Damage Is To Be Expected
In her paper, Seneff describes key characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that suggests it’s a prion:11
“Neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as headache, nausea and dizziness, encephalitis and fatal brain blood clots are all indicators of damaging viral effects on the brain. Buzhdygan et al. (2020) proposed that primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells could cause these symptoms …
In an in vitro study of the blood-brain barrier, the S1 component of the spike protein promoted loss of barrier integrity, suggesting that the spike protein acting alone triggers a pro-inflammatory response in brain endothelial cells, which could explain the neurological consequences of the disease.
The implications of this observation are disturbing because the mRNA vaccines induce synthesis of the spike protein, which could theoretically act in a similar way to harm the brain. The spike protein generated endogenously by the vaccine could also negatively impact the male testes, as the ACE2 receptor is highly expressed in Leydig cells in the testes …
Prion diseases are a collection of neurodegenerative diseases that are induced through the misfolding of important bodily proteins, which form toxic oligomers that eventually precipitate out as fibrils causing widespread damage to neurons …
Furthermore, researchers have identified a signature motif linked to susceptibility to misfolding into toxic oligomers, called the glycine zipper motif … Prion proteins become toxic when the α-helices misfold as β-sheets, and the protein is then impaired in its ability to enter the membrane.
Glycines within the glycine zipper transmembrane motifs in the amyloid-β precursor protein (APP) play a central role in the misfolding of amyloid-β linked to Alzheimer’s disease. APP contains a total of four GxxxG motifs. When considering that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a transmembrane protein, and that it contains five GxxxG motifs in its sequence,12 it becomes extremely plausible that it could behave as a prion.
One of the GxxxG sequences is present within its membrane fusion domain. Recall that the mRNA vaccines are designed with an altered sequence that replaces two adjacent amino acids in the fusion domain with a pair of prolines.
This is done intentionally in order to force the protein to remain in its open state and make it harder for it to fuse with the membrane. This seems to us like a dangerous step towards misfolding potentially leading to prion disease …
A paper published by J. Bart Classen (2021) proposed that the spike protein in the mRNA vaccines could cause prion-like diseases, in part through its ability to bind to many known proteins and induce their misfolding into potential prions.
Idrees and Kumar (2021) have proposed that the spike protein’s S1 component is prone to act as a functional amyloid and form toxic aggregates … and can ultimately lead to neurodegeneration.”
So, in summary, the take-home here is that COVID-19 vaccines, offered to hundreds of millions of people, are instruction sets for your body to make a toxic protein that will eventually wind up concentrated in your spleen, from where prion-like protein instructions will be sent out, leading to neurodegenerative diseases.
Vaccine Remedy May Be Worse Than the Disease
In her paper, Seneff goes into far more detail in her description of the spike protein as a metabolic poison. While I recommend reading Seneff’s paper in its entirety, I’ve extracted key sections below, starting with how the spike protein can trigger pathological damage leading to lung damage and heart and brain diseases:13
“The picture is now emerging that SARS-CoV-2 has serious effects on the vasculature in multiple organs, including the brain vasculature … In a series of papers, Yuichiro Suzuki in collaboration with other authors presented a strong argument that the spike protein by itself can cause a signaling response in the vasculature with potentially widespread consequences.
These authors observed that, in severe cases of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 causes significant morphological changes to the pulmonary vasculature … Furthermore, they showed that exposure of cultured human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein S1 subunit was sufficient to promote cell signaling without the rest of the virus components.
Follow-on papers showed that the spike protein S1 subunit suppresses ACE2, causing a condition resembling pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a severe lung disease with very high mortality … The ‘in vivo studies’ they referred to … had shown that SARS coronavirus-induced lung injury was primarily due to inhibition of ACE2 by the SARS-CoV spike protein, causing a large increase in angiotensin-II.
Suzuki et al. (2021) went on to demonstrate experimentally that the S1 component of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, at a low concentration … activated the MEK/ERK/MAPK signaling pathway to promote cell growth. They speculated that these effects would not be restricted to the lung vasculature.
The signaling cascade triggered in the heart vasculature would cause coronary artery disease, and activation in the brain could lead to stroke. Systemic hypertension would also be predicted. They hypothesized that this ability of the spike protein to promote pulmonary arterial hypertension could predispose patients who recover from SARS-CoV-2 to later develop right ventricular heart failure.
Furthermore, they suggested that a similar effect could happen in response to the mRNA vaccines, and they warned of potential long-term consequences to both children and adults who received COVID-19 vaccines based on the spike protein.
An interesting study by Lei et. al. (2021) found that pseudovirus — spheres decorated with the SARS-CoV-2 S1 protein but lacking any viral DNA in their core — caused inflammation and damage in both the arteries and lungs of mice exposed intratracheally.
They then exposed healthy human endothelial cells to the same pseudovirus particles. Binding of these particles to endothelial ACE2 receptors led to mitochondrial damage and fragmentation in those endothelial cells, leading to the characteristic pathological changes in the associated tissue.
This study makes it clear that spike protein alone, unassociated with the rest of the viral genome, is sufficient to cause the endothelial damage associated with COVID-19. The implications for vaccines intended to cause cells to manufacture the spike protein are clear and are an obvious cause for concern.
Commercial Vaccines Are Not as ‘Clean’ as Trial Vaccines
Seneff’s paper also highlights the unknown hazard of injecting fragmented RNA, found in greater quantity in the commercially manufactured Pfizer vaccine compared to the vaccine used in the initial trials:14
“The EMA Public Assessment Report … describes in detail a review of the [Pfizer] manufacturing process … One concerning revelation is the presence of ‘fragmented species’ of RNA in the injection solution. These are RNA fragments resulting from early termination of the process of transcription from the DNA template.
These fragments, if translated by the cell following injection, would generate incomplete spike proteins, again resulting in altered and unpredictable three-dimensional structure and a physiological impact that is at best neutral and at worst detrimental to cellular functioning.
There were considerably more of these fragmented forms of RNA found in the commercially manufactured products than in the products used in clinical trials. The latter were produced via a much more tightly controlled manufacturing process …
While we are not asserting that non-spike proteins generated from fragmented RNA would be misfolded or otherwise pathological, we believe they would at least contribute to the cellular stress that promotes prion-associated conformational changes in the spike protein that is present.”
More Information
Seneff and I cover a great deal more than I’ve covered in this article, including how the vaccines may trigger autoimmune problems by way of molecular mimicry. This includes things like celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and lupus. So, if you have ANY interest in learning more about this vaccine I strongly suggest you watch the entire video.
We also discuss how the shots are causing idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a rare blood disorder in which you end up with blood clots, a drop in platelet count and hemorrhages, all at the same time.
Also, be sure to read through Seneff’s paper, “Worse Than The Disease: Reviewing Some Possible Unintended Consequences of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19,” published in the International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research.15
How Can You Protect Yourself From the Vaccine or Exposure to Those That Were Vaccinated?
Indeed, that is the question of the day. We talked about shedding from the vaccine. Obviously, the vaccine does not classically shed virus particles but it can easily cause people to shed spike proteins, and it is these spike proteins that may cause just as much damage as the virus.
While Seneff’s paper didn’t delve deeply into solutions, it provides a major clue, which is that your body has the capacity to address many of these problems through a process called autophagy. This is the process of removal of damaged proteins in your body.
One effective strategy that will upregulate autophagy is periodic fasting or time-restricted eating. Most people eat more than 12 hours a day. Gradually lowering that to a six- to eight-hour window will radically improve your metabolic flexibility and decrease insulin resistance.
Another beneficial practice is sauna therapy, which upregulates heat shock proteins. I have discussed this extensively in previous articles. Heat shock proteins work by refolding proteins that are misfolded. They also tag damaged proteins and target them for removal.
Another vital strategy is to eliminate all processed vegetable oils (seed oils), which means eliminating virtually all processed foods as they are loaded with them. Seed oils will radically impair mitochondrial energy production, increase oxidative stress and damage your immune system.
Seed oils also are likely to contain glyphosate, as it is heavily used on the crops that produce them. Obviously, it is important to avoid glyphosate contamination in all your food, which you can minimize by buying only certified organic foods.
Finally, you want to optimize your innate immune system and one of the best ways to do that is to get enough sun exposure, wearing in your bathing suit, to have your vitamin level reach 60 to 80 ng/ml (100 to 150 nmol/l).
Sources and References
1, 11, 13, 14, 15 International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research May 10, 2021; 2(1): 402-444
2 America’s Frontline Doctors May 9, 2021
3 Covid19.healthdata.org
4 The UNZ Review May 15, 2021
5 JAMA. March 15, 2021 doi:10.1001/jama.2021.4385
6 European Heart Journal July 20, 2020: ehaa534
7, 9 Circulation Research 2021; 128: 1323-1326
8 European Journal of Internal Medicine June 2020; 76:14-20
10 Molecular Reproduction and Development 2006; 73(10):1239-1246
12 UniProtKB P0DTC2 (Spike SARS2)
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The Church of Covid Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The plandemic has unleashed poltroons, fiends and mountebanks on us, but few are more contemptible than Parson Goat.
Why? Because we expect evil from politicians and bureaucrats. Tony “Can’t Keep My Story Straight” Falsi behaves according to his nature; anyone who trusts this lifelong Marxist is as ludicrous a fool as he is. Ditto for the other bureaucrats in “Public Health.”
As for that roll of criminals ranging from Governor “Nuisance” Newsom in Californiastan through “Killer” Cuomo in The People’s Democratic Republic of New York, they’re politicians. ‘Nuff said.
But Parson Goat—graduate of seminary, preacher of the Word of God, supposedly devoted to Jesus Christ and His Gospel—well, much was given him, and so we require much from him.
Alas, he’s failed to deliver. To us and to the Lord, that is.
But he’s cooperated handsomely with Our Rulers to spread COVIDCon ever since he closed God’s house in direct violation of Scripture. Then, when politicians permitted him to re-open, he forced his sheep[le] to muzzle themselves, despite the Bible’s injunction to honor differing convictions.
Now comes his worst offence, if that’s possible: he’s turning our churches into Jab Joints.
All to enthusiastic if demonic applause from the corporate media: “…perhaps no one has been more effective at reaching older Black Virginians than pastors, preaching the lifesaving benefits of immunizations from the pulpit.” Yeah, why waste time on the Gospel when you can spout Marxist propaganda instead? One cleric even blasphemes “the blood of a lamb that kept the angel of death away” at Passover—and prefigured our Savior—by comparing it to The Jab: “This vaccine could be seen as putting blood on the doorpost,” he said. “We’re hoping and praying to get this plague to move on.” (Seriously, Buddy? I guess we can lay the myth of “systemic racism” to rest once and for all if you’ve led such a cushy life you dignify the flu as a “plague.”)
Meanwhile, “Many across the state have run a boots-on-the-ground campaign to inform eligible churchgoers about vaccination opportunities. … Where convention centers have been intimidating or too far from neighborhoods with the most vulnerable people, Black clergy have offered their churches as vaccine clinics.” Isn’t that just-oh,-so-glorifying-God of them?
This wickedness isn’t unique to Virginia. Detroit’s black churches have also caved, as have Florida’s.
But who’s surprised? Far too many black chapels are nothing more than political clubs that meet on Sundays. Far too many white ones are as well, especially those touting themselves as “mainline.” But though “evangelical” sanctuaries were as tax-exempt and 501©3 as the mainline, they at least made a pretense of worshipping Christ.
Until Coronapocalypse. Then evangelical doors slammed as resoundingly as anyone else’s. So the fact that “Bible-believing, Bible-preaching” congregations are now joining the Jab Jamboree shouldn’t shock us.
“We have been busy repurposing our wonderful facility to be a beacon of hope,” an email from one Parson Goat warbles, as if the “beacon” dimmed when it merely dispensed the Gospel rather than toxic shots. Then again, this church bought COVIDCon wholesale, forcing parishioners to wear masks and shun one another, desecrating Communion, urging obsessive hand-washing, etc. So its lamp flickered out long ago.
But I interrupted our apostate: “… We have been hosting regular COVID Vaccine Clinics on our campus (PLEASE get a vaccine!) …”
Parson Goat is never more infuriating than when he dabbles in politics. First off, he’s almost always illiterate in the subject; I’ve never met the cleric who can morally distinguish taxation from theft or explain why bureaucrats may properly steal from us but we sin if we rob them.
Second, Goats are intractable in their ignorance.
But we’ll give this heretic the benefit of the doubt and assume he’s obtuse rather than crooked—so obtuse he hasn’t considered his culpability when The Jab’s victims begin dying, losing vision, suffering paralysis, and convulsing. Yo, Parson: the government granted Big Pharma an exemption from liability—which leaves you as the chump holding the bag.
Back to the Goat’s communique: “By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of Governor DeWine’s lifting of COVID restrictions. Thank you, Jesus!”
Whew! I’d be careful about blaming the Lord for my cowardice: Parson Goat ought feel no relief at the “lifting of restrictions” because he never should have obeyed them in the first place.
“…this is the next phase in our increasing recovery from Covid, and we will respond in an efficient and effective manner that serves our mission. For now, if you’re still concerned about gathering again, our online community continues to be the best way you can engage in the ministry…”
Does this church also ask attendees for their preferred pronouns? Because it certainly doesn’t uphold truth. Coddling people who’ve cottoned onto a lie, indulging fallacies and deception, eviscerates the Bible’s unwavering commitment to reality.
A great many whoppers prevailed when Christ walked the earth. For example, most folks believed the Pharisees’ claims of their own righteousness. They respected these “whited sepulchers” and figured if anyone could earn God’s favor, the Pharisees had. Yet Jesus frequently disabused His audiences of this error—and none too gently, either.
Why aren’t His modern disciples likewise insisting on truth rather than catering to error?
Parson Goat’s twaddle does contain one useful item: a link to an article reporting American churches’ reactions to the scamdemic. “A total of 421 churches” answered Christian Standard‘s questionnaire; of those, “almost two-thirds of churches (62 percent) applied for and received federal funds through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.”
Explains a lot about the corruption of “evangelical” Christianity, doesn’t it? This final hold-out against the Marxism that long ago devastated mainline denominations had to be neutralized before communists could complete their conquest of America. Rather than battle head-to-head, they bribed their way to the altar.
Predictably, Our Rulers rewarded those churches who’ve most consolidated; concentrating “Christians” in a few “megachurches” renders them easier to manipulate: “Those most likely to receive these forgivable loans were emerging megachurches (83 percent); very small churches were the least likely to receive a loan (21 percent). Interestingly, churches that did not receive PPP funds were more likely to see total giving meet or exceed their budget last year (77 percent) than churches that received PPP funds (65 percent).”
Hmmmm. Sounds as if God fulfilled His promises to provide for those trusting Him rather than princes.
“…the average very small church held more in-person worship services (40 weekends) than any other church size category last year. By comparison, the average megachurch met in-person only 33 weekends.”
Most of us suspected this, didn’t we?
“By the time of our survey, in-person attendance had recovered to 51 percent of its pre-COVID-19 levels. Very small churches have seen the greatest rebound of in-person worship attendance, with an average of 62 percent of attendees returning. Megachurches experienced the smallest rebound of in-person worship, with just over a one-third (35 percent) returning.”
Parson Goat bears this out, even if his church falls between those two extremes. He brags, “We have invested many resources and made significant strides in the breadth and quality of our online ministry since COVID began. Thousands more are now being reached because of this. We are now a global ministry with local outreach.”
So is the Communist Party.
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Controlling All Money Is Necessary for the Ruling Class To Dominate the World Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
“The Federal Reserve System is not Federal; it has no reserves; and it is not a system at all, but rather, a criminal syndicate.”
~ Eustace Mullins
Money has been said to be the root of evil, but that is not exactly correct. The root of all evil lies in the hearts of men, and those that control the money and monetary systems are able to control humanity, and in the process create and perpetuate evil. Money itself is like any other useful tool or commodity in that it allows for trade, commerce, and wealth to prosper. Money is normally only used for evil and immoral purposes when rulers and governments, state criminals in other words, gain a monopoly on the issuance, taxation, and control of it, and use it to control others. This cannot happen in a truly free society, but then, free societies no longer exist.
When men succumb to criminal behavior in order to gain illegal wealth, whether in the private or ‘public’ sector, it is a felonious act, but when the most powerful seek to gain control over the entire monetary system, it is for the purpose of gaining total control over entire populations. This is what is happening now in this fake Covid fraud, which is leading to a reset and complete restructuring of all monetary systems. Make no mistake about it; this is about power and control, and it should be understood that without control over the money, control over the people is not possible. That is why this effort to digitize every transaction, eliminate cash, manipulate and possibly seize precious metals, and to control and regulate all crypto currencies, is so vital to the powerful criminal syndicate called the ruling class, and so devastating to the rest of society.
This all began with the Federal Reserve System, which has been a criminal organization since its inception, but has grown into something much worse. This private operation, its central banking partners, and the fractional reserve system, have caused all of the recessions, depressions, ups and downs, and extreme volatility in this country and beyond since the early part of the 20th century. This is a world banking system, and has become the head of the snake of world monetary policy. The U.S. government and governments around the world are now controlled by what has become a global banking cartel with the goal of global domination. In addition, governments that are controlled, the large fascist corporate sectors, including technology, medical and pharmaceutical, and world health organizations, all work together as partners in crime.
It is no secret that this crime syndicate called the central banking system, is actively pursuing a grand agenda of monetary consolidation never before seen in history, and with every part of government and its large corporate allies participating in this takeover, this is obviously a major attempt to finalize this coup in order to reshape the world so that all control will be held by the few in a new dictatorial system of technocracy.
Cash is being scrutinized and disallowed worldwide, and replaced by fully controllable digital transaction processes. It is imperative to understand that cash is private and untraceable, and no ruling ‘elite’ class will ever seek to allow privacy, whether in money and monetary transactions, business, personal behavior, and even personal thought. Privacy means freedom, and a fully digitized system means total surveillance and control of every aspect of life.
With the control of money and digital economies comes total control over nearly everything. With such a system in place, monitoring behaviors, medical records, social contacts, writing and personal habits, computer use, sites visited, and virtually every other aspect of life is not only possible but guaranteed. This is how social scoring can become not only widespread, but also universal, and with that in place, having any freedom whatsoever would become impossible. Without a perfect social score, you may lose your job, your ability to leave your home or travel; if you were not a ‘good’ citizen that adhered to state commands, your power and water could be cut off, your bank accounts suspended, or your Internet ‘privileges’ revoked. This is only the beginning.
Crypto currencies were created in major part to avoid the banking and tax theft system, and as of late, this market has exploded. While this may not be the final answer in money, peer to peer monetary transactions using private blockchain technology is considered by the central banks, treasury departments, and governments around the world as dangerous to their authority and ability to steal by taxation any money earned by gains in these markets. Governments want to be in the non-private crypto business, as they desire all transactions to be digital and traceable. Private money systems like crypto are a thorn in the side of totalitarians, and they will do everything they can to destroy private money.
The regulation of crypto has just recently become a very hot topic. Washington ‘lawmakers’ want to control and regulate all crypto transactions, but the very reason crypto exists is to avoid the oversight of government and central banks. Just reported is that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the U.S. Congress all want to participate in crypto regulatory oversight. All these entities are the most criminal and corrupt organizations in finance and government anywhere, but of course, they will claim to want this power to protect the very public that they seek to dominate and control. There could not be a clearer sign that they are deathly afraid of any private market in money, as that threatens their power and ability to destroy the world’s economic systems in favor of one global system that they can control.
This preplanned, staged, and fake ‘pandemic’ was meant to instill fear into an already ignorant and mostly compliant society so that a takeover could be possible. So far, this has all worked as planned, and the populations around the world have succumbed to political pressure, and complied with every draconian order handed down. This must stop, and stop immediately, for the end game is near. In order to regain any sanity or normal life whatsoever, in order to even have a chance at freedom; will require disobedience at every level. Just say no to all government, local, state, and federal, and never let these compassionless, non-sympathetic, low life scum rule your life. Remember, that these zombie-like vampires called rulers and politicians, seek to figuratively drain the blood of all those they master over in order to control all.
If people really want to be free, they must have a free market in money, and they must keep it private and away from the thieves mentioned above. Do not allow those determined to build by force a completely digital world in order to replace the natural order that exists. Tear down the Federal Reserve, and all central-banking systems. Tear down this political cartel called government, and rely on yourself and each other instead of blindly giving over all your liberty to masters bent on your destruction.
“Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are US government institutions. They are not… they are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the US for the benefit of themselves and their foreign and domestic swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders. The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”
~ Louis Thomas McFadden
Source links:
Crypto regulation
Century of enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve  
Covid fraud making billionaires richer
A 100% digital monetary system
Unprecedented monetary overhaul
Cash is trash in a post-Covid world
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This Dentist Is Stopping Mandatory Masking, Is This The Right Notice To Post? Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
A dentist writes:
Dear Allan, 
We are dropping our mask mandate 6/1/21. Can you provide a script we can post letting our patients know we are dropping the mask mandate?  
Can’t wait to be mask-free. 
Of course our clinical staff have always worn level 3 surgical masks and will continue to do so during procedures rendered in operatories.  
Fingers crossed you can help. 
-Doctor Logical 
In spring 2020, I understood face masks to be a danger to me. That was based on personal experience.
Based on extrapolation, I knew masks were a danger to millions of others.
Based on my voracious reading of any published science that is mask related, eventually I understood them to be a danger to virtually everyone. The science is hard to challenge at this point: face masks harm you, face masks harm children, face mask harm the elderly, the healthy, and the sick. That’s not even up for debate. The only question really is how much they harm you: badly or really, really badly? They are not neutral. They are not a minor inconvenience.
There were no shortage of LRC readers who helped to pound this into my thick head. Thank you for that. The fact that Mr. Rockwell makes contributors post their personal email address is one reason this website is so fantastic at being a beacon of truth.
By May 2020, the published science existed for me to be able to understand that worn incorrectly face masks can actually help to spread disease — meaning someone else’s mask can be a harm to you.
By this point, I see face masks as total lunacy. I see mask wearing in the general public as the work of sick minds and the masking of children as the sickest of all, with the forced masking of the elderly and infirm as a close second, and the cruel masking of anyone who comes in to visit an Alzheimer’s patient as a very close third. Try that sometime if you wake up one morning and say to yourself “I know what would be fun! To confuse a loved one with Alzheimer’s even more.” Sick. Uncaring. Myopic world views are required to engage in such anti-human activity, and to do so on a mass scale is totally sick.
Dear reader, thank you for writing me to ask about this policy.
Things To Consider When Crafting A Face Mask Policy 
A pithy sentence on the door might be my preference, but I recognize the need for professionalism and an effort to reach across a spectrum of patients.
A good notice needs to sound official.
A good notice should indicate a willingness to be in line with the law. “Guidelines” are not law.
A good notice needs to show that you respect “the science,” a most lauded term in the post-2020 world.
In 2021, a notice needs to have rules to comfort those who want rules imposed upon them from every authority figure in life.
In 2021, a good notice needs to virtue signal a little.
Here goes:
—— BEGIN NOTICE ——-
Face Masks Optional 
In compliance with local, state, and federal law, as of June 1, 2021, we will no longer be asking our patients, visitors, or staff to wear masks in this office. 
No patient will be asked to mask. No patient will be asked to unmask. The choice will be left up to the individual patient. 
The CDC has cautioned that a dirty mask may help to spread disease. [1] If you are going to wear a face mask, based on WHO guidance from 2009, single use only masks should only be worn once, they should be sterile when put on, they should be put on with clean hands, they should not be touched while being worn, neither the nose nor mouth should be touched when a mask is being worn, if touched during use they should be changed, they should be switched as soon as they become moist, they should be disposed of immediately after removal. [2]
If you choose to wear a mask, please do not leave used masks in the office, restroom, building, or parking lot as they pose a health hazard to others. 
Our clinical staff have always worn ASTM Level-3 surgical masks and will continue to do so during procedures rendered in operatories.  
[1] Xiao, J., Shiu, E., Gao, H., Wong, J. Y., Fong, M. W., Ryu, S., Cowling, B. J. (2020). “Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures.” Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(5), 967-975.
[2] World Health Organization. (2009). “Advice on the use of masks in the community setting in Influenza A (H1N1) out-breaks.” Retrieved from here.
—— END NOTICE ——-
What Would You Change? 
Since crowdsourcing is better at generating ideas than central committees of planners, let me ask everyone else: How did I do? What would you have added to this notice to make it better? Write me at allanstevo@yahoo.com if you see something and I’ll use your ideas to help others craft notices and policies.
Pioneers Can Be Richly Rewarded 
I’ve been active in the Bitcoin industry since 2013, as a co-founder of an early exchange. Something I learned early in the industry is that passionate people are willing to lead the way and to support others who share their passion. Early on, many businesses that announced they were taking Bitcoin had an unexpected boom in sales come as a result. Today, in some industries it’s practically expected that you accept some kind of cryptocurrency, so a boom in sales like that is no longer the case. Doing the bare minimum does not offer rewards, but brave pioneers are rewarded.
In American history, those who crossed the continent 150 years ago and put their claim on a choice piece of land still have towns and counties named after them. Pioneers take risks and sometimes reap huge rewards.
I don’t expect you to get a county named after you for having face mask courage in May 2021, but I think there are huge rewards to reap from a public that is hungry for leadership anywhere it can find it. The fact that you even wrote me this note tells me you are a leader.
Collect Your Reward 
I hope you will take out ads in the local paper and post billboards saying that your office does not require masks. Make it your biggest selling point. Hire a staff member’s 19-year-old daughter as a part-time social media assistant to post your new policy all over the internet.
Every time your patient asks about the policy say “Yes, that is our new policy. We put a lot of thought into it. Why don’t you take a photo and share it?” Do this even if they ask about the policy angrily. Yes, you even want the angry to share it. Their share will reach others, foe and friend alike. The foes won’t care much and will complain online uselessly as haters are apt to do, the friend will have found a new dentist.
Listen to me: there are thousands of mothers within a thirty-minute drive of your office who woke up this week and said “I wish I had a dentist who wasn’t a maskhole that I could take my kids to.” I know this because they write me. Dentists are a dime a dozen. Dentists with a spine are not. This is a golden opportunity for you.
If a patient mentioned your policy walking in the door, bring it up again later at the end of their visit. When they leave the office be sure to have someone say to them “Tell all your friends about us.” Again, do this whether they are happy with the policy or angry. Passion moves ideas in the age of social media. The more your good idea moves, the better off you are. This new policy is a good idea.
Passion Is Good At Attracting People To Your Great Idea 
Some will hate your policy, others will love it. Some of those who love it may even travel just to support you. There are very passionate people on this issue seeking leadership and courage and finding so little.
Put out a press release to the media announcing your new policy. If you don’t know how to do this, just let me know and I’ll happily help. Put several press releases out a month. Become “that dentist who doesn’t require face masks.”
Sure you’ll rile some people up but you’ll get the passionate activists in your door. Some will come for dental cleanings they didn’t need just to support you. Others, like me, will never forget that you stood up when our country needed you to stand up.
I have a list in my head of local businesses who took a stand this past year. I have a growing email list of the same. I hardly spend a penny anywhere else, even though many more places are opening. Gas stations, restaurants, churches, and stores, I support the brave and have a long memory for the cowards.
Your New Problem Will Be How To Keep Up With The Stream Of New Patients Coming In The Door 
Done right, I bet you’ll have to hire new hygienists by next Friday and will triple your business by the end of the month.
Three months from now ¾ of dentists will probably have your same policy or something like it: some form of “don’t ask, don’t tell” related to face masks and Covid shots. Today you are the pioneer.
You are being handed an opportunity that dentists have begged for for time immemorial: product differentiation. How do I show that I’m better? How do I let others know how much better I am for my patients? How do Iet my potential and existing patients know how much better I am than the competition?
Product Differentiation: Dentists Are Not Commodities, But Many Treat Them That Way 
Dentists are not commodities. They are not interchangeable. Some are good. Some are awful. Your office has a chance to shout from the rooftops “We are different. We are better. Come to us,” and for the first time in decades of practice, you are going to have a lot of people listening.
Dentistry is not a sexy industry. Leadership is. You are making a clear statement that yes, you are in the dentistry business and are excellent at that, but you’re also in the leadership business and will be excellent at that too.
There is a shortage of leaders in our world today.
Look around us at the people who are lauded as leaders: television, industry, politics. These are not people who deserve to be followed.
The moment someone even slightly worthy of following stands up, the people flock to him. At the same moment the pariahs all beat him down, realizing what a threat he is to their existence.
The hyenas need you to not lead, the chattering classes need you to not lead, the managerial class needs you to not lead. They need regular people to say “I will delegate all leadership in my life to those who are ‘experts’ in leading.” They suck at leading. Every day since the Ides of March 2020 has proven that.
Why Good People Get Attacked
The hippie mom in Marin County, California who won’t mask her son, the grandma on the south side of Chicago who won’t be a vaccine experiment, the Iowa farmer who doesn’t trust the narrative, the Denver small business owner who doesn’t let masks in his door, the immigrant grandpa who isn’t going to be PCR tested — these people all have more common sense in their pinkie finger than any talking head on TV has spoken publicly in the last week. That means they can lead in their lives better, they can manage in their lives better than any member of the managerial class can.
Yeah. The managerial class, the technocratic class. Yeah of course, they want to beat you down and silence you and tell you that you aren’t fit to lead, not even in your own life, not even in your own family, and definitely not in your own community.
Of course they want you to think that, because if you stopped being convinced to quiet down and just stood up to lead, they’d have to go and get a real job.
The Mute Button Is Your Best Friend 
Their strategy is to demoralize you, confuse you, and discourage you so that you say to yourself “This is all really complicated and exhausting. I must really need them to make decisions for me.”
They want you to feel that way about every aspect of your life. The good news is that if you just mute them, and focus on living life well, life becomes a lot simpler.
Leadership In Your Own Life Is The Real Frontline In This Psychological Battle 
If regular people tap into their capacity to lead, in ways small and large, there are a whole lot of people out there in the world living pretty comfy existences who will be out of a job in the morning.
They get that. They need to beat down leaders to stay in that comfy spot. They can’t compete. They would lose. They need to play dirty. Their ability to fly private depends on it.
You, my friend, are a leader.
Please redraft this new policy to fit your needs. And then, please shout it from the rooftops.
Lead in your life by never wearing a face mask again. My bestselling “Face Masks in One Lesson“ tells you how, as do my LewRockwell.com writings. Other opportunities for leadership abound. Sign up at RealStevo.com and they will be delivered into your inbox as activism opportunities, classes, and videos. 
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The Other Virus: Learned Helplessness Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Why would any American allow the government to deny him a final goodbye to the person who raised him? Why would anyone allow grandma to die untouched in a hospital room without fighting back? In the post-vaccination era, why don’t people remove their masks? Learned helplessness, employed as a control tool.
Learned helplessness is well documented. It takes place when an individual believes he continuously faces a negative, uncontrollable situation and stops trying to improve his circumstances, even when he has the ability to do so. Discovering the loss of control elicits a passive reaction to a harmful situation. Psychologists call this a maladaptive response, characterized by avoidance of challenges and the collapse of problem-solving when obstacles arise. You give up trying to fight back.
An example may help: You must keep up with ever-changing mask and other hygiene theater rules, many of which make no sense (mask in the gym, but not the pool; mask when going to the restaurant toilet but not at your table; NYC hotels are closed while Vegas casinos are open; Disney California closed while Disney Florida was open) and comply.
You could push back, but you have been made afraid at a core level (forget about yourself rascal, you’re going to kill grandma if you don’t do what we say) and so you just give in. Once upon a time we were told a vaccine would end it all, yet the restrictions remain largely in place. You’re left believing nothing will fix this. Helpless to resist, you comply, “out of an abundance of caution.”
American psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier created the term “learned helplessness” in 1967. They were studying animal behavior by delivering electric shocks to dogs (it was a simpler time). Dogs who learned they couldn’t escape the shock simply stopped trying, even after the scientists removed a barrier and the dog could have jumped away.
Learned helplessness has three main features: a passive response to trauma, disbelief that trauma can be controlled, and stress.
Example: You are being stalked by a killer disease which often has no outward symptoms. There is nothing you can do but hide inside and buy things from Amazon. The government failed to stop the virus initially, failed to warn you, failed to supply ventilators and PPE gear, and failed to produce a vaccine quickly enough. You may die. You may kill your family members along the way. You have lost your job by government decree and are forced to survive on unemployment and the odd stimulus check—manufactured dependence. It is all very real: WebMD saw a 251 percent increase in searches for anxiety this April.
Americans, with their cult-like devotion to victimhood, are primed for learned helplessness. Your problems are because you’re a POC, or fat, or on some spectrum. You are not responsible, can’t fix something so systemic, and best do what you are told.
The way out is to allow people to make decisions and choices on their own. This therapy is used with victims of learned helplessness such as hostages. During their confinement all the important decisions of their life, and most of the minor ones, were made by their captors. Upon release, many hostages fear things as simple as a meal choice and need to be coaxed out of helplessness one micro-choice at a time.
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The Jan. 6 Commission – Just Another Democratic Propaganda Tool Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The Democrats have had their double impeachment of Donald Trump and are now moving on to a congressional probe of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol intrusion. We’re now in America’s third installment of the Democrat-media complex’s Soviet show trial series.
A resolution passed Wednesday 252-175 by the House, with 35 Republicans joining the Democrats, creates a commission to “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex,” as laid out by a “Dear Colleague” letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Three words in the letter – domestic terrorist attack – make it clear that the outcome has already been determined.
A particularly fitting definition of “show trials” is found on Wikipedia, which says they “tend to be retributive rather than corrective and they are also conducted for propagandistic purposes.” Retribution and propaganda are exactly what the Democrats are seeking.
But here are some facts that the Democrats are up against: The incident on Jan. 6 was an insurrection, a domestic terrorist attack, only in the perverted minds of power-hungry Democrats and their media apparatchiks. The offenders were guilty of no more than trespassing, scuffling with authorities, vandalism, and apparently some instances of theft. They were not armed with guns or explosives. The government was never in danger of being overcome. There was no plan to take hostages.
If swarming into the Capitol was a riot, it pales in comparison to the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rampages that not everyone lived through last summer (because their lives were taken by the “mostly peaceful” “demonstrators” who were aided and abetted by Democrats).
The only person killed at the U.S. Capitol was the unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, shot by a still-unnamed federal agent. The other deaths were either accidental or from natural causes. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick did not die at the hands of an insurrectionist who hit him with a fire extinguisher, a narrative the media pushed until it couldn’t. He passed away a day later from two strokes, with no external or internal injuries.
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Message to Doctors By the Ontario College of Physicians & Surgeons Shows Desperation To Silence Them Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In Canada, doctors are actually being overtly threatened by their governing bodies to stop saying what they believe to be true in their hearts and minds. Instead, all doctors are commanded to follow in lock step with ‘public health orders and recommendations.’ The tweet below from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario needs no additional commentary. As written, it already incriminates itself.
Now you may be wondering how we have gotten to this place of rabid censorship in the medical profession so quickly. I would like you to consider that this has not happened overnight, but rather has been a slow, measured process that goes all the way back to when John D. Rockefeller created a medical monopoly that exclusively supported allopathic medicine a little over a century ago. Using his power to marginalize as ‘quackery’ thousands of years of holistic tradition and knowledge, Rockefeller created a top-down empire that was fundamentally designed as a business for the dispensation of pharmaceutical drugs that he invested millions in developing and patenting.
CPSO Statement on Public Health Misinformation: https://t.co/P06W4uKdNK
Please continue to check our regularly updated COVID-19 resource pages and FAQs for members of the public and physicians: https://t.co/w6vZEZ8rdT pic.twitter.com/11apG3SJnD
— CPSO (@cpso_ca) April 30, 2021
Over the years, most doctors seemed to believe in the efficacy of pharmaceutical drugs to some extent–after all, their training in medical school was in some ways a marketing presentation of the science-based ‘effectiveness’ of pharmaceutical drugs, with the promise that new research and development in this area would eventually lead to the defeat of all human disease. How’s that ‘War on Cancer’ working out, eh? Perhaps even more significantly, though, this indoctrination machine served as a complete dismissal of homeopathic and holistic remedies that had been around since time immemorial. For those doctors who didn’t completely buy into the propaganda, the ‘Sword of Damocles’ has quietly been held over their heads whenever they strayed a bit from medical orthodoxy. They were MDs, after all, Medical Doctors, so they were expected to promote allopathic cures and pharmaceutical products like opioids and vaccines without question. And by and large, they did. Of course, the financial incentives didn’t hurt.
However with the Covid-19 measures, we appear to have reached a ‘Watershed Moment’, where the gap between what the medical establishment is recommending and what doctors know to be best for their patients’ health has become too wide. In an attempt to prevent this gap from getting out of control, organizations like the CPSO have put out statements like the tweet above. For many doctors, that was the breaking point, and the fear of punishment, including the possibility of losing their medical license, was no longer enough to keep them silent.
Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth
Several Canadian doctors came together to write up the following Declaration, which they have invited other doctors and concerned citizens to sign on to. To date, 330 Canadian physicians have been brave enough to put their names to this document, and they have been joined by over 8,800 concerned citizens. I have put this declaration here in its entirety because it so articulately reveals the affront to public health and safety on the part of the CPSO and other licensing authorities for physicians and allied professions all over the world.
We are a broad and diverse group of Canadian physicians from across Canada who are sending out this urgent declaration to the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of our various Provinces and Territories and to the Public at large, whom we serve.
On April 30, 2021, Ontario’s physician licensing body, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), issued a statement forbidding physicians from questioning or debating any or all of the official measures imposed in response to COVID-19. 1
The CPSO then went on to threaten physicians with punishment – investigations and disciplinary action.
We regard this recent statement of the CPSO to be unethical, anti-science and deeply disturbing.
As physicians, our primary duty of care is not to the CPSO or any other authority, but to our patients.
When we became physicians, we pledged to put our patients first and that our ethical and professional duty is always first toward our patients. The CPSO statement orders us to violate our duty and pledge to our patients in the following ways:
1. Denial of the Scientific Method itself: The CPSO is ordering physicians to put aside the scientific method and to not debate the processes and conclusions of science.
We physicians know and continue to believe that throughout history, opposing views, vigorous debate and openness to new ideas have been the bedrock of scientific progress. Any major advance in science has been arrived at by practitioners vigorously questioning “official” narratives and following a different path in the pursuit of truth.
2. Violation of our Pledge to use Evidence-Based Medicine for our patients: By ordering us not to debate and not to question, the CPSO is also asking us to violate our pledge to our patients that we will always seek the best, evidence-based scientific methods for them and advocate vigorously on their behalf.
The CPSO statement orders physicians for example, not to discuss or communicate with the public about “lockdown” measures. Lockdown measures are the subject of lively debate by world-renown and widely respected experts and there are widely divergent views on this subject. The explicitly anti-lockdown Great Barrington Declaration (PDF ) was written by experts from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford Universities and more than 40,000 physicians from all over the world have signed this declaration. Several international experts including Martin Kuldorf (Harvard), David Katz (Yale), Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford) and Sunetra Gupta (Oxford) continue to strongly oppose lockdowns.
The CPSO is ordering physicians to express only pro-lockdown views, or else face investigation and discipline. This tyrannical, anti-science CPSO directive is regarded by thousands of Canadian physicians and scientists as unsupported by science and as violating the first duty of care to our patients.
3. Violation of Duty of Informed Consent: The CPSO is also ordering physicians to violate the sacred duty of informed consent – which is the process by which the patient/public is fully informed of the risks, benefits and any alternatives to the treatment or intervention, before consent is given.
The Nuremberg Code, drafted in the aftermath of the atrocities perpetrated within the Nazi concentration camps – where horrific medical experiments were performed on inmates without consent – expressly forbids the imposition of any kind of intervention without informed consent.
In the case of the lockdown intervention for example, physicians have a fiduciary duty to point out to the public that lockdowns impose their own costs on society, including in greatly increased depression and suicide rates, delayed investigation and treatment of cancer (including delayed surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy), ballooning surgical waiting lists (with attendant greatly increased patient suffering) and increased rates of child and domestic abuse.
We physicians believe that with the CPSO statement of 30 April 2021, a watershed moment in the assault on free speech and scientific inquiry has been reached.
By ordering physicians to be silent and follow only one narrative, or else face discipline and censure, the CPSO is asking us to violate our conscience, our professional ethics, the Nuremberg code and the scientific pursuit of truth.
We will never comply and will always put our patients first.
The CPSO must immediately withdraw and rescind its statement of 30 April 2021.
We also give notice to other Canadian and international licensing authorities for physicians and allied professions that the stifling of scientific inquiry and any order to violate our conscience and professional pledge to our patients, itself may constitute a crime against humanity.
All Sectors of Society Are Now Fighting Back
This declaration is the latest example of health professionals not only questioning the effectiveness and legitimacy of the Covid measures, but also engaging in the broader debate around the suppression of the rights to free speech and conscience. This debate is being waged in all sectors of society, where handfuls of politicians, police officers, lawyers, businessmen, and others are joining alternative news journalists and broadcasters in seeking to protect free speech and freedom of thought and conscience, and bringing the debate into the public domain. While mainstream media continues to endorse only one side of this debate, important arguments like the Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth are moving stealthily online and starting to awaken the public at large.
The bigger picture that is emerging in the minds of people is that the Pandemic measures are part of a larger agenda of control that has nothing to do with their health and well-being. As more and more people realize that science, statistics and the truth all concur on the need to end all pandemic measures–and that we would be better off if they had never been instituted–we as individuals are being driven to come together to take more control over what happens on our planet, which is part of the next step in our collective evolution.
This article was originally published on my website daocoaching.com. 
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Lurking in the Woodwork Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
As is always the case, history the trickster is taking us to a place we didn’t expect to go. Personally, I don’t lose a lot of sleep over Klaus Schwab, the James Bond villain who runs the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is behind the widely touted Great Reset campaign. The Great Reset proposes to reorganize all human endeavor going forward from the top town, directed by an elite cohort of technocrat commissars, to produce a “green” utopia — mainly for their own benefit.
It’s an elaborate joke, really. The human project is surely going somewhere. The direction is determined not by technocrat megalomaniacs but by the process called emergence, which means a self-organizing reality of more dynamic forces than any coterie of megalomaniacs could hope to control. These dynamic forces are not necessarily hidden; many are working in plain sight and you can make pretty good guesses as to what’s up with them. But they control the gameboard, not Klaus and his legion of economist-engineer nerds.
One of the forces at work is our old friend from physics class: entropy, the god of disorder, randomness, and uncertainty. He is very active lately in American affairs especially, to the degree that we have no workable consensus for running this society, so that all our standards and institutions are crumbling. It’s gotten so bad that we don’t even get the news about the crumbling because The News is one of the institutions that has fallen apart. Instead of events relayed in packets that comport with reality, we get “narratives” uniformly concocted in bad faith, that are knowingly in non-compliance with reality — which is as opposite as can possibly be from what The News once aimed to do.
The worst thing about the Trump years was that he enabled his adversaries to get away with turning bad faith into the greatest virtue of all. That’s what you got in the connivance of the anti-Trump Deep Staters and The News bringing you three years of RussiaGate, Robert Mueller’s coverup operation for RussiaGate, and Rep. Adam Schiff lying his ass off without any penalty. And now you’re getting more of it courtesy of Attorney General Merrick Garland allowing political adventurers like Deputy AG Lisa Monaco to go fishing for charges against Rudy Giuliani for the express purpose of burying him in “the process” and leaving him bankrupt. The Justice Department is a broken institution now, and there isn’t enough good will or good faith around these days to put it back together.
The Woke hysteria, on the other hand, is lately revealed to be a patent hustle, and is finally inviting pushback in the schools as parents begin to loudly object to “white privilege” struggle sessions for eight-year-olds and workshopping sexual confusion with children who are not ready for any version of sex, real or fake. The Great Reset’s connection to Wokery can be seen in the efforts of George Soros to finance the elections of district attorneys around the country, and that game is unwinding as their blatant incompetence is revealed. Kim Gardner, installed in St. Louis, now faces losing her law license for the malicious prosecution of former Governor Eric Greitens. The Missouri Supreme Court is conducting the investigation. A recall effort is underway to recall Soros-backed LA DA George Gascon, who doesn’t believe in prosecuting criminals. And the DA-equivalent, State’s Attorney, in Chicago (Cook County), Kim Foxx, another Soros installation, is on the rocks not just for covering up the Jussie Smollett hoax, but for allowing the county to become a free fire zone. What was Mr. Soros thinking?
Whoever thought a year ago that the fumbling old hack Joe Biden would be sitting in the oval office, fronting for his old boss, Barack Obama? Don’t you wonder how much Mr. Obama has in some fashion been behind all the culturally-destructive shenanigans since he “retired” across town to his Kalorama stronghold? Do you wonder how much of the shadowy activity in the DOJ has simply been an effort to protect Mr. Obama? The former president has done a good job of seeming to disappear into the woodwork. I think before long we’ll understand the role he continues to play in the country’s affairs, and it’s going to be an unappetizing discovery. It might provoke a whole different kind of reset.
Reprinted with permission from Kunstler.com.
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‘No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, No Unvaxxed’ Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The government is pressing ahead with its Vaccine Passport and plans for a two-tier society are afoot. The effrontery of those leading the charge beggar’s belief.
When they said ‘there were no plans for ‘discriminatory’ Covid vaccine passports’, they were quietly funding at least eight different vaccine passport schemes since last year.
And that’s just the half of it. We are midway through a Europe-wide feasibility study for the development of a common vaccine passport, launched by the European Commission in 2018.
They would have you believe – they were caught with their trousers down, their policies are proportionate to the emergency as it unfolds, and at all times they operate according to a system of informed consent.
But hang on a minute. Since the onset of SARS-CoV-2, they have played the most astonishing game of deception and manipulation. Cooking the books and fiddling the tills.
They have deliberately plunged society into two camps – skeptics and adherents, compliant and non-conformists.
Last year established the mood for pettifogging anyone questioning the narrative, while those refusing to comply were branded narcissists and psychopaths or denounced as ‘Covid deniers’ – the modern-day equivalent of a Holocaust denier.
This government has polarised the nation on a scale never before attempted, legitimising a particular brand of prejudice and enmity not seen in Europe since the days of the Third Reich. And once the NHS App becomes your ticket to freedom on Monday, they will finally have means to weed out and punish dissidence while rewarding blind faith in authority. No matter how injurious their compliance is to society at large, the silent majority have lost their moral compass.
But it must be understood – this principle of divide and rule is as old as the hills. It was not so long ago that signs hung in the windows of establishments in Britain that read: ‘No dogs, No Irish, No blacks’. The difference today is that it won’t be the colour of your skin, your class, gender or sexual orientation that will condemn you, it will be something far more virulent – your ideology.
That this crucial point has been entirely missed by the chattering classes is astonishing. And despite the most flagrant attempts to marginalise large segments of society, identitarians, the woke brigade and other erstwhile defenders of the most marginalised remain largely unphased. Unless it is to flap their arms in the air over higher rates of vaccine hesitancy amongst ethnic minorities. But the rest of us can go to hell.
Who cares about anyone not from a protected social group, right?
In this bizarre parochial moral imperative, discrimination is only frowned upon if you’re discriminating against someone’s authorised and rubber-stamped marks of distinction, whereas discrimination, of and by itself, is entirely permissible.
These crowd-pleasers would defend their moral high ground by telling you “the unvaccinated are selfishly putting others’ lives at risk”, or that “mask refuseniks are superspreaders”. But hold on a minute. All of this is pure conjecture which, like everything else under the post-COVID sun, has been founded on speculative science and policies pulled straight from the magician’s hat.
Other than taking the government on its word, where is the actual evidence of asymptomatic transmission? Where is the evidence of mask efficacy?
In fact, can someone point me to a single risk assessment for any of these high-risk interventions? But to deny someone entry into an establishment, to prevent them from travelling, shopping, or worse, stepping foot outside of their own bolthole is no moot point. These are very real and tangible forms of discrimination, for no other reason than you personally disagree with their choices.
These people have clearly made peace with the fact that membership to society is now the exception rather than the rule. They labour under some neotribal sense of entitlement – if you’re not with us, you’re against us. Like their neolithic ancestors they take refuge in the herd from an unseen predator threatening their hand to mouth existences. Positioning themselves in the upper echelons of this looming two-tier system, with others equally desperate to get their lives back and ready to submit to whatever ephemeral demands are made of them in return for one coveted free pass to re-enter polite society.
While the rest of us – who will not be spoken for, bribed or coerced – will risk excommunication from the social-balm in defence of our principles.
This loose association of the poorest and most marginalised, conscientious objectors, lockdown skeptics, and anyone with a shred of faith in their god-given sovereignty of being or bodily autonomy will wage a personal crusade of civil disobedience against the tyranny de jour, as Tolstoy, Gandhi and Martin Luther King did before them. For them, braver men have endured far worse for much less.
But what the first group fails to realise is that they are doing the unofficial bidding of another group – the well-healed members of our political establishment to whom the rules do not apply. Who are protected by more exemptions than the rest of us are governed by regulations. And who, at the onset of the pandemic, were not caught with their pants down, as the general population was.
As this group spoke of herd immunity, they quietly struck a £119 million COVID advertising and propaganda deal with one of the world’s biggest marketing companies. Going on to become the UK’s biggest advertiser in 2020.
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Natural Law Tidbits Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
This will be a little choppy….
The Incarnation
Romans 2: 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)
God has written the (natural) law on men’s hearts, whether they believe in God or not.  C.S. Lewis develops this in the Appendix of The Abolition of Man.  And some version of the Golden Rule is found in every major religion.  Let the non-believers believe whatever they want about why this is so.  We know it is because God made man in His image and breathed into man, giving him a soul.
If this is so, that God has written the law on men’s hearts, why was pre-Christian Rome so ethically degenerate – believing, all-the-while, that their behavior was quite moral? As I have noted before, Rome was a cruel society, albeit the Romans did not believe it to be.  They practiced their ethic, finding their behaviors to be quite moral.
What was some of that Roman morality?  Thousands of slaves crucified at a time; executions in the central amphitheater, cheered on by thousands of onlookers; slavery, necessary and beneficial; women, kept in the quiet rooms of the house; infanticide.
It wasn’t that these actions were done but frowned upon; these were done openly and considered moral.  Other societies around the world at that time held similar moral views.  So where was this law written by God on men’s hearts?  Why were there no pangs of guilt or remorse at such behavior?
This began to change with Christianity, almost immediately.  While slavery continued, with Constantine the slaves were no longer to be the sex toys of their masters; women held a respected role with the growth of the Church; infants were made in God’s image, just as much as their parents.
Not to say civilization immediately resolved all of these moral issues – we still work on these today (sadly, going backwards on many).  But the change wasn’t a natural evolution from pre-Christian Greco-Roman morality.
Did it take the Incarnation to change this?  Clearly, God just giving man the Law was not sufficient (the Hebrews couldn’t even get out of the desert due to their failures).  Various ancient cultures had some version of the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.  But they all took as moral many behaviors that violated many of these same commandments.
Was there something necessary about seeing the Law fulfilled in one Man, in the flesh, incarnate?  Correlation is not causation, and sometimes coincidence is nothing more than coincidence.  But sometimes correlation is due to causation, and coincidence is not merely coincidence.
Did it take the Incarnation of Jesus to open up man’s eyes and enable his reason to discover the natural law?  I will have to give this more thought, and welcome any thoughts you have.
The Search for Meaning
The foundation of, and objective for, natural law ethics is to be found in man’s purpose.  Man’s purpose is beatitudo.  Normally translated as happiness, but not the superficial meaning as we know the term today.  Better translated as fulfillment through other-regarding action: love.  Jesus said the same thing, when answering the question about the greatest commandment: love.
A non-believer wouldn’t put it this way, yet he still is brought to tears when Tony Stark snaps his fingers in Endgame.  Why?  As noted in the passage from Romans, above: God has written it on men’s hearts.
There has been plenty of discussion in the last few years about what has been labeled the meaning crisis in the West.  I find that resolving this meaning crisis and moving toward liberty are both addressable by the same thing (and only this one thing): how is one to live?  The answer is easy: according to man’s purpose.  A second question: how do I find meaning?  That answer is easy: by living according to man’s purpose.  What is man’s purpose?  Beatitudo: Love.
A lion in a zoo has plenty of food without the struggle of the hunt, access to free healthcare, and is protected in every physical way.  Is he living a meaningful life?  To ask the question is to answer it.  His life has meaning if he lives according to his purpose – and that purpose isn’t going to be found in a zoo.
This is why the search for meaning must incorporate the importance of a natural law ethic.  It is the ethic that conforms to man’s purpose, and a life lived according to man’s purpose is a life of meaning.
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Did the GOP Just Dodge a Bullet? Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
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When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party’s chances to recapture the House in 2022.
For that commission, being spun as a “bipartisan” effort to learn what “really happened” in the Capitol that fateful day, is a Democratic scheme to have the left’s version of events on Jan. 6 enshrined as the official history of the United States.
And what is the left’s version?
It is that the forced entry and five-hour occupation of the Capitol by hundreds of Trumpists was “an attempted coup d’etat,” an “armed insurrection,” an act of “domestic terrorism,” the “worst attack on the Capitol since the British burned it down in the War of 1812” — and a “threat to our democracy” unrivaled since the Civil War.
Moreover, those who shouted, “Hang Mike Pence!” were out to kill the vice president to prevent his doing his duty and overseeing the count of the electoral votes that would make Joe Biden president.
And the instigation and inspiration for the assault was Donald Trump’s two months of promoting the “Big Lie” that the presidential election had been “rigged” and “stolen,” as was his rally speech on the Mall that day that called on his followers to march on the Capitol.
This is the party line the establishment wants written into the record as the official version of events that day.
But is that the truth, or is that a painted-up version of the truth?
While the mob that breached the Capitol in the afternoon of Jan. 6 was no “normal tourist visit,” as one GOP congressman has suggested, nor was it an attempted coup or an armed insurrection.
No statue in the Capitol was pulled down, as would have been the case had antifa or BLM invaded the building. No painting was desecrated. No act of arson was committed. No gun was drawn, or brandished, or fired by Proud Boys or Oath Keepers or Trumpists within the building.
The lone victim of gunfire in the Capitol that day was an Air Force veteran with a decade of service, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot in the neck by a Capitol cop from the other side of a closed door to the speaker’s chamber.
Babbitt was engaged in an unlawful act, but nothing she was trying to do justifies her being shot to death. Four months later, we still do not know the identity of the cop who killed her.
This is not to excuse what went on during that invasion of the Capitol, which was a shameful disgrace. Cops were assaulted and injured as the crowd smashed its way in. Windows were shattered. Offices, including the speaker’s, were ransacked. Crimes were committed.
But the people who should sort this out and allocate blame where it belongs are police and FBI investigators and U.S. and D.C. prosecutors, not political partisans in the warring parties of a polarized nation.
Democrats had anticipated that the commission hearings would rivet the nation and media’s attention all this year, with the final report coming out at year’s end. This would enable the Democrats and their media allies to make Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 — the worst day of his presidency — and not the record of Joe Biden — the issue of 2022.
When Trump labeled this commission idea a “Democratic trap,” he nailed it. Republican Senate Whip John Thune also got it right:
“Anything that gets us rehashing the 2020 election… is a day lost on being able to draw a contrast between us and the Democrats’ very radical left-wing agenda.”
To establish the commission, which was approved on Wednesday by the House, Senate Democrats now need to find 10 Republican votes, which, after McConnell’s declared opposition, they do not have.
This “national commission” gambit is an old one in U.S. politics
In 1967, after urban riots in the Black communities of Newark and Detroit, LBJ appointed a National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Liberal Democratic Governor Otto Kerner was named chairman and ultra-liberal Republican Mayor John Lindsay of New York vice chairman.
Early in election year 1968, the Kerner Commission declared that white racism was the underlying cause of the Black riots.
And this has since been a recurring theme of the left.
Again, this not to excuse what took place on Jan. 6.
But if it was an insurrection, an act of sedition, an attempted coup, an act of domestic terrorism, the conspirators should be charged in court, for each of these is a specific crime. And if anyone plotted to kill Mike Pence, then they should be charged with that and put on trial.
But it would be folly for the GOP to cooperate in a Democratic scheme to indict the GOP and Trump presidency in the court of public opinion for abetting something close to treason, which did not happen.
The Jan. 6 national commission idea, understandably supported by every congressional Democrat, belongs in the dumpster.
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Covid National Security & Emergency Status – Illegal? Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Legally, for the HHS to declare a State of Emergency they must determine there is a National Security Threat.   In order for that threat to be confirmed, there are multiple rules in place that assist in making the declaration.   Those rules would dictate that in order for a disease to be considered a viable cause for implementing the Emergency Order, it should be identified as a terrorist attack, a biological warfare attack that justifies it as a Security issue both at home and for American citizens abroad.
In addition, in order for the FDA to authorize unlicensed, unapproved treatment for a disease, there can NOT be any other available treatments.
Public Health Emergency Law:   A pre-requisite to determining the use of biological agents to treat a disease via the EUA – There can be no adequate, approved, and available alternative to the product for diagnosing, preventing, or treating the disease or condition.
In addition:   Within the emergency authorization, fact sheets providing the potential risks shall be provided to each patient who then has the ‘option’ to accept or refuse the product with no consequences! In addition, the FDA is mandated to provide patients with alternatives whether approved for use or not. State and local officials must comply with the conditions attached to the tests and treatments, ie refusing to comply shall have zero consequences.
NO tests or treatments shall be mandated given the entire purpose is to uphold economic and individual freedom and ALL measures will be deemed ‘GUIDANCE’ and shall not infringe on freedom.
Lockdowns and closures were – illegal.   We were not fighting an attack.   We were fighting a disease.  Diseases are NOT terrorists.
Humor!   In the wake of all the rules promoted by various states in converting our freedoms to illegal wakes, 2 democrat senators have determined 2 measures should be made law: 1. Third party delivery apps would have a cap on fees, and 2.   Restaurants would be allowed to sell ‘cocktails to go’ for two years.   Priorities!
These statements, rules and guidance I am quoting are stipulated within The Homeland Security Act, Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures, Public Health Service Act and the FDA.
The authority for treatment is specified as coming from government ‘stockpiles’ or from previously issued but unapproved treatments that meet risk evaluation vs benefit analysis, or from treatments approved for other diseases but not yet approved for this disease.   These treatments must continue to undergo rigorous trials and updates made available on a continual basis to the FDA in the form of reports.   These reports which must be made public via the FDA must include adverse reactions – as in keeping the public informed.  To the best of my knowledge none of these requirements have been met.
March 27, 2020, the Following Federal Declaration was issued by Azar, Secretary for HHS:
“…there is a public health emergency that has a significant potential to affect national security or the health and security of United States citizens living abroad and that involves a novel (new) coronavirus (nCoV) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in 2019 (2019-nCoV). The virus is now named SARS-CoV-2, which causes the illness COVID-19. On the basis of this determination, he (Azar, Sec of Health) also declared that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic, pursuant to section 564 of the FD&C Act, subject to the terms of any authorization issued under that section.”
According to the FD&C Act 564, the FDA must determine that: “If the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determines that there is a public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) §31910 that affects, or has significant potential to affect, national security and involves specified CBRN agents (chemical warfare) and diseases… an EUA can be allowed.
In other words, all these authorizations were dependent on the one thing the White House and Fauci continually denied!   A Terrorist Attack using chemical agents. As such, they acted outside their authority.
The Heritage Organization issued an essay in 2015 targeting misconceptions on the use of and definition of National Security. Identifying what it is NOT, Heritage issued this statement:   “While a pandemic disease could endanger the safety and security of thousands of Americans, unless it is committed as an act of biological terrorism, it should be considered a matter of health and domestic safety, not national security.”
Once again, the distinction is whether an event occurs as a direct result of an attack, or act of biological terrorism, or whether it is a ‘social security’.   Further undermining the entire federal, state and local misuse of power.   National Security is not climate change, it is not gender identity, it is not human rights.   And it is not disease. National Security involves a threat of war wherein the military is involved.  That has always been it’s purpose and interpretation.
As such, 1000 lawyers and 10,000 doctors have convened to file a lawsuit claiming the CoVid laws and lockdowns violated the Nürnberg Code against the CDC, WHO and Davos Group for crimes against humanity. Stating:
The PCR test was never designed to detect pathogens and is 100% inaccurate at 35 cycles. All PCR tests monitored by the CDC are set at 37 to 45 cycles.
Under Article 32 of the 1949 Geneva Convention, “mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not required for the medical treatment of a protected person” are prohibited.
However, the Nuremberg Code is based on the ‘Consequences of War’ – so the entire lawsuit may be tossed unless the National Security issue is triggered.  A very interesting conundrum!   Because governments declared a disease was a National Security Threat, they have in fact triggered the very concept of War – which would then trigger the Nuremberg Code.   If it is deemed to NOT fall into the category of war, then every aspect of lockdowns was ILLEGAL>
This originally appeared on HelenaGlass.net.
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Who Elected America To Rule the World? Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
One aspect of American exceptionalism is undoubtedly true. American policymakers believe that they have been anointed by heaven to rule the world. Just as God cares if a sparrow falls to earth, U.S. officials believe anything anyone does anywhere on the planet is a matter of Washington’s concern. That is reflected in a foreign policy which essentially has turned the Monroe Doctrine into a global strategy: the US, and only the US, is entitled to intervene everywhere on earth.
Admittedly, the policy is not entirely consistent, with Uncle Sam sometimes implicitly delegating its authority. For instance, Washington cares little if, say, France sends its troops to Francophone Africa. Libya became a military mishmash involving several European and Middle Eastern allies, while Washington stuck with diplomacy. American officials did not object when Saudi Arabia used its military to bolster Bahrain’s minority Sunni monarchy, crushing largely Shia pro-democracy protests; worse, the US actively aided Riyadh’s murderous invasion of Yemen.
However, the US has tried, often at great expense in blood and treasure, to generally keep order and transform societies in Central Asia, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. Washington’s moralistic arrogance and imperial pretensions often proved breathtaking. Unfortunately, the result has been many costly failures, such as the Iraq invasion.
Even more intrusive, however, is US sanctions policy. Originally they were just restrictions on Americans. For example, the Cuban embargo, applied six decades ago, prevents (with some exceptions) Americans from dealing with Cuba. Other governments typically did the same, restricting only their citizens, not foreign nationals. No one imagined that Washington was empowered to unilaterally regulate global commerce and punish anyone anywhere who defied American dictates.
However, in the 1980s US policymakers discovered secondary and financial sanctions. Given America’s global economic dominance, Washington now can make other nations and businesses enforce US policies. Any bank that uses dollars or relies on transactions routed through America can be fined billions of dollars for conducting any transaction, no matter how minor, with a sanctioned person or entity. In this way Washington seeks to force the entire world to implement American policy.
This has caused allied states, most notably in Europe, to follow US policy even when contrary to their own interests. For instance, European firms and individuals are punished for investments in Cuba. Europeans long were effectively barred from dealing with Sudan. More recently US sanctions prevented European companies from serving the Iranian market under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action even as European governments attempted to save the accord from the Trump administration’s counterproductive “maximum pressure” campaign.
However, these steps, which triggered European resistance rather than acquiescence, did not go far enough for America’s hyper-interventionists and extremist hawks who, some suspected, hoped to create an excuse for war in several hotspots. (Many of them are cheerleading Israeli strikes on Palestinian civilians in the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas.)
The US also took a more hostile position toward Russia than did Europe. Washington policymakers, separated from Moscow by a large ocean, may have felt freer to risk conflict, since it would be primarily fought in Europe. After all, that was the case for both world wars in the 20th century. Nor had neoconservatives shown much concern for non-American casualties, which ran in the hundreds of thousands or more, during the nearly two decades of quasi-imperial conflict. The ever-egregious Sen. Lindsey Graham even dismissed the cost of a renewed Korean War since it would be “over there” on the Korean Peninsula. Why worry about a few hundred thousand or million South Korean casualties among allies, he apparently thought?
Believing that it was entitled to set its own energy policy, Germany agreed with Russia to build the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project. The US government then lashed out at Berlin directly. In December 2019 American legislators, convinced of their unique virtue and perspicacity, approved legislation targeting European companies involved in the project. The measure, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as one of the authors, also would have the convenient benefit of promoting American liquified natural gas exports. It is convenient when an American politician claiming to do good also does well for his favored interest groups.
Although the project was almost complete, the sanctions threat caused European firms to flee. Cruz, along with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, appeared to enjoy writing letters threatening European enterprises with economic devastation and ruin. As Lord Acton warned, “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” So it had with such sanctions supporters.
The GOP trio even threatened a German port owned by a local government: “This letter serves as formal legal notice that these goods, services, support, and provisioning risk exposing Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH and Mukran Port, as well as your board members, corporate officers, shareholders, and employees, to crushing legal and economic sanctions, which our government will be mandated to impose. These sanctions include potentially fatal measures that will cut off Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH from the United States commercially and financially. The only responsible course of action is for Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH to exercise contractual options that it has available to cease these activities.” Unsurprisingly, Berlin’s reaction was anger and outrage, especially since officials believed Cruz’s participation was based on squalid economic interest.
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The Church of Covid
Controlling All Money Is Necessary for the Ruling Class To Dominate the World
This Dentist Is Stopping Mandatory Masking, Is This The Right Notice To Post?
The Other Virus: Learned Helplessness
The Jan. 6 Commission – Just Another Democratic Propaganda Tool
Message to Doctors By the Ontario College of Physicians & Surgeons Shows Desperation To Silence Them
Lurking in the Woodwork
‘No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, No Unvaxxed’
Natural Law Tidbits
Did the GOP Just Dodge a Bullet?
Covid National Security & Emergency Status – Illegal?
Who Elected America To Rule the World?
The Church of CovidFriday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The plandemic has unleashed poltroons, fiends and mountebanks on us, but few are more contemptible than Parson Goat.
Why? Because we expect evil from politicians and bureaucrats. Tony “Can’t Keep My Story Straight” Falsi behaves according to his nature; anyone who trusts this lifelong Marxist is as ludicrous a fool as he is. Ditto for the other bureaucrats in “Public Health.”
As for that roll of criminals ranging from Governor “Nuisance” Newsom in Californiastan through “Killer” Cuomo in The People’s Democratic Republic of New York, they’re politicians. ‘Nuff said.
But Parson Goat—graduate of seminary, preacher of the Word of God, supposedly devoted to Jesus Christ and His Gospel—well, much was given him, and so we require much from him.
Alas, he’s failed to deliver. To us and to the Lord, that is.
But he’s cooperated handsomely with Our Rulers to spread COVIDCon ever since he closed God’s house in direct violation of Scripture. Then, when politicians permitted him to re-open, he forced his sheep[le] to muzzle themselves, despite the Bible’s injunction to honor differing convictions.
Now comes his worst offence, if that’s possible: he’s turning our churches into Jab Joints.
All to enthusiastic if demonic applause from the corporate media: “…perhaps no one has been more effective at reaching older Black Virginians than pastors, preaching the lifesaving benefits of immunizations from the pulpit.” Yeah, why waste time on the Gospel when you can spout Marxist propaganda instead? One cleric even blasphemes “the blood of a lamb that kept the angel of death away” at Passover—and prefigured our Savior—by comparing it to The Jab: “This vaccine could be seen as putting blood on the doorpost,” he said. “We’re hoping and praying to get this plague to move on.” (Seriously, Buddy? I guess we can lay the myth of “systemic racism” to rest once and for all if you’ve led such a cushy life you dignify the flu as a “plague.”)
Meanwhile, “Many across the state have run a boots-on-the-ground campaign to inform eligible churchgoers about vaccination opportunities. … Where convention centers have been intimidating or too far from neighborhoods with the most vulnerable people, Black clergy have offered their churches as vaccine clinics.” Isn’t that just-oh,-so-glorifying-God of them?
This wickedness isn’t unique to Virginia. Detroit’s black churches have also caved, as have Florida’s.
But who’s surprised? Far too many black chapels are nothing more than political clubs that meet on Sundays. Far too many white ones are as well, especially those touting themselves as “mainline.” But though “evangelical” sanctuaries were as tax-exempt and 501©3 as the mainline, they at least made a pretense of worshipping Christ.
Until Coronapocalypse. Then evangelical doors slammed as resoundingly as anyone else’s. So the fact that “Bible-believing, Bible-preaching” congregations are now joining the Jab Jamboree shouldn’t shock us.
“We have been busy repurposing our wonderful facility to be a beacon of hope,” an email from one Parson Goat warbles, as if the “beacon” dimmed when it merely dispensed the Gospel rather than toxic shots. Then again, this church bought COVIDCon wholesale, forcing parishioners to wear masks and shun one another, desecrating Communion, urging obsessive hand-washing, etc. So its lamp flickered out long ago.
But I interrupted our apostate: “… We have been hosting regular COVID Vaccine Clinics on our campus (PLEASE get a vaccine!) …”
Parson Goat is never more infuriating than when he dabbles in politics. First off, he’s almost always illiterate in the subject; I’ve never met the cleric who can morally distinguish taxation from theft or explain why bureaucrats may properly steal from us but we sin if we rob them.
Second, Goats are intractable in their ignorance.
But we’ll give this heretic the benefit of the doubt and assume he’s obtuse rather than crooked—so obtuse he hasn’t considered his culpability when The Jab’s victims begin dying, losing vision, suffering paralysis, and convulsing. Yo, Parson: the government granted Big Pharma an exemption from liability—which leaves you as the chump holding the bag.
Back to the Goat’s communique: “By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of Governor DeWine’s lifting of COVID restrictions. Thank you, Jesus!”
Whew! I’d be careful about blaming the Lord for my cowardice: Parson Goat ought feel no relief at the “lifting of restrictions” because he never should have obeyed them in the first place.
“…this is the next phase in our increasing recovery from Covid, and we will respond in an efficient and effective manner that serves our mission. For now, if you’re still concerned about gathering again, our online community continues to be the best way you can engage in the ministry…”
Does this church also ask attendees for their preferred pronouns? Because it certainly doesn’t uphold truth. Coddling people who’ve cottoned onto a lie, indulging fallacies and deception, eviscerates the Bible’s unwavering commitment to reality.
A great many whoppers prevailed when Christ walked the earth. For example, most folks believed the Pharisees’ claims of their own righteousness. They respected these “whited sepulchers” and figured if anyone could earn God’s favor, the Pharisees had. Yet Jesus frequently disabused His audiences of this error—and none too gently, either.
Why aren’t His modern disciples likewise insisting on truth rather than catering to error?
Parson Goat’s twaddle does contain one useful item: a link to an article reporting American churches’ reactions to the scamdemic. “A total of 421 churches” answered Christian Standard’s questionnaire; of those, “almost two-thirds of churches (62 percent) applied for and received federal funds through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.”
Explains a lot about the corruption of “evangelical” Christianity, doesn’t it? This final hold-out against the Marxism that long ago devastated mainline denominations had to be neutralized before communists could complete their conquest of America. Rather than battle head-to-head, they bribed their way to the altar.
Predictably, Our Rulers rewarded those churches who’ve most consolidated; concentrating “Christians” in a few “megachurches” renders them easier to manipulate: “Those most likely to receive these forgivable loans were emerging megachurches (83 percent); very small churches were the least likely to receive a loan (21 percent). Interestingly, churches that did not receive PPP funds were more likely to see total giving meet or exceed their budget last year (77 percent) than churches that received PPP funds (65 percent).”
Hmmmm. Sounds as if God fulfilled His promises to provide for those trusting Him rather than princes.
“…the average very small church held more in-person worship services (40 weekends) than any other church size category last year. By comparison, the average megachurch met in-person only 33 weekends.”
Most of us suspected this, didn’t we?
“By the time of our survey, in-person attendance had recovered to 51 percent of its pre-COVID-19 levels. Very small churches have seen the greatest rebound of in-person worship attendance, with an average of 62 percent of attendees returning. Megachurches experienced the smallest rebound of in-person worship, with just over a one-third (35 percent) returning.”
Parson Goat bears this out, even if his church falls between those two extremes. He brags, “We have invested many resources and made significant strides in the breadth and quality of our online ministry since COVID began. Thousands more are now being reached because of this. We are now a global ministry with local outreach.”
So is the Communist Party.
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Controlling All Money Is Necessary for the Ruling Class To Dominate the WorldFriday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
“The Federal Reserve System is not Federal; it has no reserves; and it is not a system at all, but rather, a criminal syndicate.”
~ Eustace Mullins
Money has been said to be the root of evil, but that is not exactly correct. The root of all evil lies in the hearts of men, and those that control the money and monetary systems are able to control humanity, and in the process create and perpetuate evil. Money itself is like any other useful tool or commodity in that it allows for trade, commerce, and wealth to prosper. Money is normally only used for evil and immoral purposes when rulers and governments, state criminals in other words, gain a monopoly on the issuance, taxation, and control of it, and use it to control others. This cannot happen in a truly free society, but then, free societies no longer exist.
When men succumb to criminal behavior in order to gain illegal wealth, whether in the private or ‘public’ sector, it is a felonious act, but when the most powerful seek to gain control over the entire monetary system, it is for the purpose of gaining total control over entire populations. This is what is happening now in this fake Covid fraud, which is leading to a reset and complete restructuring of all monetary systems. Make no mistake about it; this is about power and control, and it should be understood that without control over the money, control over the people is not possible. That is why this effort to digitize every transaction, eliminate cash, manipulate and possibly seize precious metals, and to control and regulate all crypto currencies, is so vital to the powerful criminal syndicate called the ruling class, and so devastating to the rest of society.
This all began with the Federal Reserve System, which has been a criminal organization since its inception, but has grown into something much worse. This private operation, its central banking partners, and the fractional reserve system, have caused all of the recessions, depressions, ups and downs, and extreme volatility in this country and beyond since the early part of the 20th century. This is a world banking system, and has become the head of the snake of world monetary policy. The U.S. government and governments around the world are now controlled by what has become a global banking cartel with the goal of global domination. In addition, governments that are controlled, the large fascist corporate sectors, including technology, medical and pharmaceutical, and world health organizations, all work together as partners in crime.
It is no secret that this crime syndicate called the central banking system, is actively pursuing a grand agenda of monetary consolidation never before seen in history, and with every part of government and its large corporate allies participating in this takeover, this is obviously a major attempt to finalize this coup in order to reshape the world so that all control will be held by the few in a new dictatorial system of technocracy.
Cash is being scrutinized and disallowed worldwide, and replaced by fully controllable digital transaction processes. It is imperative to understand that cash is private and untraceable, and no ruling ‘elite’ class will ever seek to allow privacy, whether in money and monetary transactions, business, personal behavior, and even personal thought. Privacy means freedom, and a fully digitized system means total surveillance and control of every aspect of life.
With the control of money and digital economies comes total control over nearly everything. With such a system in place, monitoring behaviors, medical records, social contacts, writing and personal habits, computer use, sites visited, and virtually every other aspect of life is not only possible but guaranteed. This is how social scoring can become not only widespread, but also universal, and with that in place, having any freedom whatsoever would become impossible. Without a perfect social score, you may lose your job, your ability to leave your home or travel; if you were not a ‘good’ citizen that adhered to state commands, your power and water could be cut off, your bank accounts suspended, or your Internet ‘privileges’ revoked. This is only the beginning.
Crypto currencies were created in major part to avoid the banking and tax theft system, and as of late, this market has exploded. While this may not be the final answer in money, peer to peer monetary transactions using private blockchain technology is considered by the central banks, treasury departments, and governments around the world as dangerous to their authority and ability to steal by taxation any money earned by gains in these markets. Governments want to be in the non-private crypto business, as they desire all transactions to be digital and traceable. Private money systems like crypto are a thorn in the side of totalitarians, and they will do everything they can to destroy private money.
The regulation of crypto has just recently become a very hot topic. Washington ‘lawmakers’ want to control and regulate all crypto transactions, but the very reason crypto exists is to avoid the oversight of government and central banks. Just reported is that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the U.S. Congress all want to participate in crypto regulatory oversight. All these entities are the most criminal and corrupt organizations in finance and government anywhere, but of course, they will claim to want this power to protect the very public that they seek to dominate and control. There could not be a clearer sign that they are deathly afraid of any private market in money, as that threatens their power and ability to destroy the world’s economic systems in favor of one global system that they can control.
This preplanned, staged, and fake ‘pandemic’ was meant to instill fear into an already ignorant and mostly compliant society so that a takeover could be possible. So far, this has all worked as planned, and the populations around the world have succumbed to political pressure, and complied with every draconian order handed down. This must stop, and stop immediately, for the end game is near. In order to regain any sanity or normal life whatsoever, in order to even have a chance at freedom; will require disobedience at every level. Just say no to all government, local, state, and federal, and never let these compassionless, non-sympathetic, low life scum rule your life. Remember, that these zombie-like vampires called rulers and politicians, seek to figuratively drain the blood of all those they master over in order to control all.
If people really want to be free, they must have a free market in money, and they must keep it private and away from the thieves mentioned above. Do not allow those determined to build by force a completely digital world in order to replace the natural order that exists. Tear down the Federal Reserve, and all central-banking systems. Tear down this political cartel called government, and rely on yourself and each other instead of blindly giving over all your liberty to masters bent on your destruction.
“Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are US government institutions. They are not… they are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the US for the benefit of themselves and their foreign and domestic swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders. The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”
~ Louis Thomas McFadden
Source links:
Crypto regulation
Century of enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve  
Covid fraud making billionaires richer
A 100% digital monetary system
Unprecedented monetary overhaul
Cash is trash in a post-Covid world
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This Dentist Is Stopping Mandatory Masking, Is This The Right Notice To Post?Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
A dentist writes:
Dear Allan, 
We are dropping our mask mandate 6/1/21. Can you provide a script we can post letting our patients know we are dropping the mask mandate?  
Can’t wait to be mask-free. 
Of course our clinical staff have always worn level 3 surgical masks and will continue to do so during procedures rendered in operatories.  
Fingers crossed you can help. 
-Doctor Logical 
In spring 2020, I understood face masks to be a danger to me. That was based on personal experience.
Based on extrapolation, I knew masks were a danger to millions of others.
Based on my voracious reading of any published science that is mask related, eventually I understood them to be a danger to virtually everyone. The science is hard to challenge at this point: face masks harm you, face masks harm children, face mask harm the elderly, the healthy, and the sick. That’s not even up for debate. The only question really is how much they harm you: badly or really, really badly? They are not neutral. They are not a minor inconvenience.
There were no shortage of LRC readers who helped to pound this into my thick head. Thank you for that. The fact that Mr. Rockwell makes contributors post their personal email address is one reason this website is so fantastic at being a beacon of truth.
By May 2020, the published science existed for me to be able to understand that worn incorrectly face masks can actually help to spread disease — meaning someone else’s mask can be a harm to you.
By this point, I see face masks as total lunacy. I see mask wearing in the general public as the work of sick minds and the masking of children as the sickest of all, with the forced masking of the elderly and infirm as a close second, and the cruel masking of anyone who comes in to visit an Alzheimer’s patient as a very close third. Try that sometime if you wake up one morning and say to yourself “I know what would be fun! To confuse a loved one with Alzheimer’s even more.” Sick. Uncaring. Myopic world views are required to engage in such anti-human activity, and to do so on a mass scale is totally sick.
Dear reader, thank you for writing me to ask about this policy.
Things To Consider When Crafting A Face Mask Policy 
A pithy sentence on the door might be my preference, but I recognize the need for professionalism and an effort to reach across a spectrum of patients.
A good notice needs to sound official.
A good notice should indicate a willingness to be in line with the law. “Guidelines” are not law.
A good notice needs to show that you respect “the science,” a most lauded term in the post-2020 world.
In 2021, a notice needs to have rules to comfort those who want rules imposed upon them from every authority figure in life.
In 2021, a good notice needs to virtue signal a little.
Here goes:
—— BEGIN NOTICE ——-
Face Masks Optional 
In compliance with local, state, and federal law, as of June 1, 2021, we will no longer be asking our patients, visitors, or staff to wear masks in this office. 
No patient will be asked to mask. No patient will be asked to unmask. The choice will be left up to the individual patient. 
The CDC has cautioned that a dirty mask may help to spread disease. [1] If you are going to wear a face mask, based on WHO guidance from 2009, single use only masks should only be worn once, they should be sterile when put on, they should be put on with clean hands, they should not be touched while being worn, neither the nose nor mouth should be touched when a mask is being worn, if touched during use they should be changed, they should be switched as soon as they become moist, they should be disposed of immediately after removal. [2]
If you choose to wear a mask, please do not leave used masks in the office, restroom, building, or parking lot as they pose a health hazard to others. 
Our clinical staff have always worn ASTM Level-3 surgical masks and will continue to do so during procedures rendered in operatories.  
[1] Xiao, J., Shiu, E., Gao, H., Wong, J. Y., Fong, M. W., Ryu, S., Cowling, B. J. (2020). “Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures.“ Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(5), 967-975.
[2] World Health Organization. (2009). “Advice on the use of masks in the community setting in Influenza A (H1N1) out-breaks.” Retrieved from here.
—— END NOTICE ——-
What Would You Change? 
Since crowdsourcing is better at generating ideas than central committees of planners, let me ask everyone else: How did I do? What would you have added to this notice to make it better? Write me at allanstevo@yahoo.com if you see something and I’ll use your ideas to help others craft notices and policies.
Pioneers Can Be Richly Rewarded 
I’ve been active in the Bitcoin industry since 2013, as a co-founder of an early exchange. Something I learned early in the industry is that passionate people are willing to lead the way and to support others who share their passion. Early on, many businesses that announced they were taking Bitcoin had an unexpected boom in sales come as a result. Today, in some industries it’s practically expected that you accept some kind of cryptocurrency, so a boom in sales like that is no longer the case. Doing the bare minimum does not offer rewards, but brave pioneers are rewarded.
In American history, those who crossed the continent 150 years ago and put their claim on a choice piece of land still have towns and counties named after them. Pioneers take risks and sometimes reap huge rewards.
I don’t expect you to get a county named after you for having face mask courage in May 2021, but I think there are huge rewards to reap from a public that is hungry for leadership anywhere it can find it. The fact that you even wrote me this note tells me you are a leader.
Collect Your Reward 
I hope you will take out ads in the local paper and post billboards saying that your office does not require masks. Make it your biggest selling point. Hire a staff member’s 19-year-old daughter as a part-time social media assistant to post your new policy all over the internet.
Every time your patient asks about the policy say “Yes, that is our new policy. We put a lot of thought into it. Why don’t you take a photo and share it?” Do this even if they ask about the policy angrily. Yes, you even want the angry to share it. Their share will reach others, foe and friend alike. The foes won’t care much and will complain online uselessly as haters are apt to do, the friend will have found a new dentist.
Listen to me: there are thousands of mothers within a thirty-minute drive of your office who woke up this week and said “I wish I had a dentist who wasn’t a maskhole that I could take my kids to.” I know this because they write me. Dentists are a dime a dozen. Dentists with a spine are not. This is a golden opportunity for you.
If a patient mentioned your policy walking in the door, bring it up again later at the end of their visit. When they leave the office be sure to have someone say to them “Tell all your friends about us.” Again, do this whether they are happy with the policy or angry. Passion moves ideas in the age of social media. The more your good idea moves, the better off you are. This new policy is a good idea.
Passion Is Good At Attracting People To Your Great Idea 
Some will hate your policy, others will love it. Some of those who love it may even travel just to support you. There are very passionate people on this issue seeking leadership and courage and finding so little.
Put out a press release to the media announcing your new policy. If you don’t know how to do this, just let me know and I’ll happily help. Put several press releases out a month. Become “that dentist who doesn’t require face masks.”
Sure you’ll rile some people up but you’ll get the passionate activists in your door. Some will come for dental cleanings they didn’t need just to support you. Others, like me, will never forget that you stood up when our country needed you to stand up.
I have a list in my head of local businesses who took a stand this past year. I have a growing email list of the same. I hardly spend a penny anywhere else, even though many more places are opening. Gas stations, restaurants, churches, and stores, I support the brave and have a long memory for the cowards.
Your New Problem Will Be How To Keep Up With The Stream Of New Patients Coming In The Door 
Done right, I bet you’ll have to hire new hygienists by next Friday and will triple your business by the end of the month.
Three months from now ¾ of dentists will probably have your same policy or something like it: some form of “don’t ask, don’t tell” related to face masks and Covid shots. Today you are the pioneer.
You are being handed an opportunity that dentists have begged for for time immemorial: product differentiation. How do I show that I’m better? How do I let others know how much better I am for my patients? How do Iet my potential and existing patients know how much better I am than the competition?
Product Differentiation: Dentists Are Not Commodities, But Many Treat Them That Way 
Dentists are not commodities. They are not interchangeable. Some are good. Some are awful. Your office has a chance to shout from the rooftops “We are different. We are better. Come to us,” and for the first time in decades of practice, you are going to have a lot of people listening.
Dentistry is not a sexy industry. Leadership is. You are making a clear statement that yes, you are in the dentistry business and are excellent at that, but you’re also in the leadership business and will be excellent at that too.
There is a shortage of leaders in our world today.
Look around us at the people who are lauded as leaders: television, industry, politics. These are not people who deserve to be followed.
The moment someone even slightly worthy of following stands up, the people flock to him. At the same moment the pariahs all beat him down, realizing what a threat he is to their existence.
The hyenas need you to not lead, the chattering classes need you to not lead, the managerial class needs you to not lead. They need regular people to say “I will delegate all leadership in my life to those who are ‘experts’ in leading.” They suck at leading. Every day since the Ides of March 2020 has proven that.
Why Good People Get Attacked
The hippie mom in Marin County, California who won’t mask her son, the grandma on the south side of Chicago who won’t be a vaccine experiment, the Iowa farmer who doesn’t trust the narrative, the Denver small business owner who doesn’t let masks in his door, the immigrant grandpa who isn’t going to be PCR tested — these people all have more common sense in their pinkie finger than any talking head on TV has spoken publicly in the last week. That means they can lead in their lives better, they can manage in their lives better than any member of the managerial class can.
Yeah. The managerial class, the technocratic class. Yeah of course, they want to beat you down and silence you and tell you that you aren’t fit to lead, not even in your own life, not even in your own family, and definitely not in your own community.
Of course they want you to think that, because if you stopped being convinced to quiet down and just stood up to lead, they’d have to go and get a real job.
The Mute Button Is Your Best Friend 
Their strategy is to demoralize you, confuse you, and discourage you so that you say to yourself “This is all really complicated and exhausting. I must really need them to make decisions for me.”
They want you to feel that way about every aspect of your life. The good news is that if you just mute them, and focus on living life well, life becomes a lot simpler.
Leadership In Your Own Life Is The Real Frontline In This Psychological Battle 
If regular people tap into their capacity to lead, in ways small and large, there are a whole lot of people out there in the world living pretty comfy existences who will be out of a job in the morning.
They get that. They need to beat down leaders to stay in that comfy spot. They can’t compete. They would lose. They need to play dirty. Their ability to fly private depends on it.
You, my friend, are a leader.
Please redraft this new policy to fit your needs. And then, please shout it from the rooftops.
Lead in your life by never wearing a face mask again. My bestselling “Face Masks in One Lesson” tells you how, as do my LewRockwell.com writings. Other opportunities for leadership abound. Sign up at RealStevo.com and they will be delivered into your inbox as activism opportunities, classes, and videos. 
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The Other Virus: Learned HelplessnessFriday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Why would any American allow the government to deny him a final goodbye to the person who raised him? Why would anyone allow grandma to die untouched in a hospital room without fighting back? In the post-vaccination era, why don’t people remove their masks? Learned helplessness, employed as a control tool.
Learned helplessness is well documented. It takes place when an individual believes he continuously faces a negative, uncontrollable situation and stops trying to improve his circumstances, even when he has the ability to do so. Discovering the loss of control elicits a passive reaction to a harmful situation. Psychologists call this a maladaptive response, characterized by avoidance of challenges and the collapse of problem-solving when obstacles arise. You give up trying to fight back.
An example may help: You must keep up with ever-changing mask and other hygiene theater rules, many of which make no sense (mask in the gym, but not the pool; mask when going to the restaurant toilet but not at your table; NYC hotels are closed while Vegas casinos are open; Disney California closed while Disney Florida was open) and comply.
You could push back, but you have been made afraid at a core level (forget about yourself rascal, you’re going to kill grandma if you don’t do what we say) and so you just give in. Once upon a time we were told a vaccine would end it all, yet the restrictions remain largely in place. You’re left believing nothing will fix this. Helpless to resist, you comply, “out of an abundance of caution.”
American psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier created the term “learned helplessness” in 1967. They were studying animal behavior by delivering electric shocks to dogs (it was a simpler time). Dogs who learned they couldn’t escape the shock simply stopped trying, even after the scientists removed a barrier and the dog could have jumped away.
Learned helplessness has three main features: a passive response to trauma, disbelief that trauma can be controlled, and stress.
Example: You are being stalked by a killer disease which often has no outward symptoms. There is nothing you can do but hide inside and buy things from Amazon. The government failed to stop the virus initially, failed to warn you, failed to supply ventilators and PPE gear, and failed to produce a vaccine quickly enough. You may die. You may kill your family members along the way. You have lost your job by government decree and are forced to survive on unemployment and the odd stimulus check—manufactured dependence. It is all very real: WebMD saw a 251 percent increase in searches for anxiety this April.
Americans, with their cult-like devotion to victimhood, are primed for learned helplessness. Your problems are because you’re a POC, or fat, or on some spectrum. You are not responsible, can’t fix something so systemic, and best do what you are told.
The way out is to allow people to make decisions and choices on their own. This therapy is used with victims of learned helplessness such as hostages. During their confinement all the important decisions of their life, and most of the minor ones, were made by their captors. Upon release, many hostages fear things as simple as a meal choice and need to be coaxed out of helplessness one micro-choice at a time.
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The Jan. 6 Commission – Just Another Democratic Propaganda ToolFriday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The Democrats have had their double impeachment of Donald Trump and are now moving on to a congressional probe of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol intrusion. We’re now in America’s third installment of the Democrat-media complex’s Soviet show trial series.
A resolution passed Wednesday 252-175 by the House, with 35 Republicans joining the Democrats, creates a commission to “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex,” as laid out by a “Dear Colleague” letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Three words in the letter – domestic terrorist attack – make it clear that the outcome has already been determined.
A particularly fitting definition of “show trials” is found on Wikipedia, which says they “tend to be retributive rather than corrective and they are also conducted for propagandistic purposes.” Retribution and propaganda are exactly what the Democrats are seeking.
But here are some facts that the Democrats are up against: The incident on Jan. 6 was an insurrection, a domestic terrorist attack, only in the perverted minds of power-hungry Democrats and their media apparatchiks. The offenders were guilty of no more than trespassing, scuffling with authorities, vandalism, and apparently some instances of theft. They were not armed with guns or explosives. The government was never in danger of being overcome. There was no plan to take hostages.
If swarming into the Capitol was a riot, it pales in comparison to the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rampages that not everyone lived through last summer (because their lives were taken by the “mostly peaceful” “demonstrators” who were aided and abetted by Democrats).
The only person killed at the U.S. Capitol was the unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, shot by a still-unnamed federal agent. The other deaths were either accidental or from natural causes. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick did not die at the hands of an insurrectionist who hit him with a fire extinguisher, a narrative the media pushed until it couldn’t. He passed away a day later from two strokes, with no external or internal injuries.
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Message to Doctors By the Ontario College of Physicians & Surgeons Shows Desperation To Silence ThemFriday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In Canada, doctors are actually being overtly threatened by their governing bodies to stop saying what they believe to be true in their hearts and minds. Instead, all doctors are commanded to follow in lock step with ‘public health orders and recommendations.’ The tweet below from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario needs no additional commentary. As written, it already incriminates itself.
Now you may be wondering how we have gotten to this place of rabid censorship in the medical profession so quickly. I would like you to consider that this has not happened overnight, but rather has been a slow, measured process that goes all the way back to when John D. Rockefeller created a medical monopoly that exclusively supported allopathic medicine a little over a century ago. Using his power to marginalize as ‘quackery’ thousands of years of holistic tradition and knowledge, Rockefeller created a top-down empire that was fundamentally designed as a business for the dispensation of pharmaceutical drugs that he invested millions in developing and patenting.
CPSO Statement on Public Health Misinformation: https://t.co/P06W4uKdNK
Please continue to check our regularly updated COVID-19 resource pages and FAQs for members of the public and physicians: https://t.co/w6vZEZ8rdT pic.twitter.com/11apG3SJnD
— CPSO (@cpso_ca) April 30, 2021
Over the years, most doctors seemed to believe in the efficacy of pharmaceutical drugs to some extent–after all, their training in medical school was in some ways a marketing presentation of the science-based ‘effectiveness’ of pharmaceutical drugs, with the promise that new research and development in this area would eventually lead to the defeat of all human disease. How’s that ‘War on Cancer’ working out, eh? Perhaps even more significantly, though, this indoctrination machine served as a complete dismissal of homeopathic and holistic remedies that had been around since time immemorial. For those doctors who didn’t completely buy into the propaganda, the ‘Sword of Damocles’ has quietly been held over their heads whenever they strayed a bit from medical orthodoxy. They were MDs, after all, Medical Doctors, so they were expected to promote allopathic cures and pharmaceutical products like opioids and vaccines without question. And by and large, they did. Of course, the financial incentives didn’t hurt.
However with the Covid-19 measures, we appear to have reached a ‘Watershed Moment’, where the gap between what the medical establishment is recommending and what doctors know to be best for their patients’ health has become too wide. In an attempt to prevent this gap from getting out of control, organizations like the CPSO have put out statements like the tweet above. For many doctors, that was the breaking point, and the fear of punishment, including the possibility of losing their medical license, was no longer enough to keep them silent.
Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth
Several Canadian doctors came together to write up the following Declaration, which they have invited other doctors and concerned citizens to sign on to. To date, 330 Canadian physicians have been brave enough to put their names to this document, and they have been joined by over 8,800 concerned citizens. I have put this declaration here in its entirety because it so articulately reveals the affront to public health and safety on the part of the CPSO and other licensing authorities for physicians and allied professions all over the world.
We are a broad and diverse group of Canadian physicians from across Canada who are sending out this urgent declaration to the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of our various Provinces and Territories and to the Public at large, whom we serve.
On April 30, 2021, Ontario’s physician licensing body, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), issued a statement forbidding physicians from questioning or debating any or all of the official measures imposed in response to COVID-19. 1
The CPSO then went on to threaten physicians with punishment – investigations and disciplinary action.
We regard this recent statement of the CPSO to be unethical, anti-science and deeply disturbing.
As physicians, our primary duty of care is not to the CPSO or any other authority, but to our patients.
When we became physicians, we pledged to put our patients first and that our ethical and professional duty is always first toward our patients. The CPSO statement orders us to violate our duty and pledge to our patients in the following ways:
1. Denial of the Scientific Method itself: The CPSO is ordering physicians to put aside the scientific method and to not debate the processes and conclusions of science.
We physicians know and continue to believe that throughout history, opposing views, vigorous debate and openness to new ideas have been the bedrock of scientific progress. Any major advance in science has been arrived at by practitioners vigorously questioning “official” narratives and following a different path in the pursuit of truth.
2. Violation of our Pledge to use Evidence-Based Medicine for our patients: By ordering us not to debate and not to question, the CPSO is also asking us to violate our pledge to our patients that we will always seek the best, evidence-based scientific methods for them and advocate vigorously on their behalf.
The CPSO statement orders physicians for example, not to discuss or communicate with the public about “lockdown” measures. Lockdown measures are the subject of lively debate by world-renown and widely respected experts and there are widely divergent views on this subject. The explicitly anti-lockdown Great Barrington Declaration (PDF ) was written by experts from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford Universities and more than 40,000 physicians from all over the world have signed this declaration. Several international experts including Martin Kuldorf (Harvard), David Katz (Yale), Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford) and Sunetra Gupta (Oxford) continue to strongly oppose lockdowns.
The CPSO is ordering physicians to express only pro-lockdown views, or else face investigation and discipline. This tyrannical, anti-science CPSO directive is regarded by thousands of Canadian physicians and scientists as unsupported by science and as violating the first duty of care to our patients.
3. Violation of Duty of Informed Consent: The CPSO is also ordering physicians to violate the sacred duty of informed consent – which is the process by which the patient/public is fully informed of the risks, benefits and any alternatives to the treatment or intervention, before consent is given.
The Nuremberg Code, drafted in the aftermath of the atrocities perpetrated within the Nazi concentration camps – where horrific medical experiments were performed on inmates without consent – expressly forbids the imposition of any kind of intervention without informed consent.
In the case of the lockdown intervention for example, physicians have a fiduciary duty to point out to the public that lockdowns impose their own costs on society, including in greatly increased depression and suicide rates, delayed investigation and treatment of cancer (including delayed surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy), ballooning surgical waiting lists (with attendant greatly increased patient suffering) and increased rates of child and domestic abuse.
We physicians believe that with the CPSO statement of 30 April 2021, a watershed moment in the assault on free speech and scientific inquiry has been reached.
By ordering physicians to be silent and follow only one narrative, or else face discipline and censure, the CPSO is asking us to violate our conscience, our professional ethics, the Nuremberg code and the scientific pursuit of truth.
We will never comply and will always put our patients first.
The CPSO must immediately withdraw and rescind its statement of 30 April 2021.
We also give notice to other Canadian and international licensing authorities for physicians and allied professions that the stifling of scientific inquiry and any order to violate our conscience and professional pledge to our patients, itself may constitute a crime against humanity.
All Sectors of Society Are Now Fighting Back
This declaration is the latest example of health professionals not only questioning the effectiveness and legitimacy of the Covid measures, but also engaging in the broader debate around the suppression of the rights to free speech and conscience. This debate is being waged in all sectors of society, where handfuls of politicians, police officers, lawyers, businessmen, and others are joining alternative news journalists and broadcasters in seeking to protect free speech and freedom of thought and conscience, and bringing the debate into the public domain. While mainstream media continues to endorse only one side of this debate, important arguments like the Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth are moving stealthily online and starting to awaken the public at large.
The bigger picture that is emerging in the minds of people is that the Pandemic measures are part of a larger agenda of control that has nothing to do with their health and well-being. As more and more people realize that science, statistics and the truth all concur on the need to end all pandemic measures–and that we would be better off if they had never been instituted–we as individuals are being driven to come together to take more control over what happens on our planet, which is part of the next step in our collective evolution.
This article was originally published on my website daocoaching.com. 
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Lurking in the WoodworkFriday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
As is always the case, history the trickster is taking us to a place we didn’t expect to go. Personally, I don’t lose a lot of sleep over Klaus Schwab, the James Bond villain who runs the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is behind the widely touted Great Reset campaign. The Great Reset proposes to reorganize all human endeavor going forward from the top town, directed by an elite cohort of technocrat commissars, to produce a “green” utopia — mainly for their own benefit.
It’s an elaborate joke, really. The human project is surely going somewhere. The direction is determined not by technocrat megalomaniacs but by the process called emergence, which means a self-organizing reality of more dynamic forces than any coterie of megalomaniacs could hope to control. These dynamic forces are not necessarily hidden; many are working in plain sight and you can make pretty good guesses as to what’s up with them. But they control the gameboard, not Klaus and his legion of economist-engineer nerds.
One of the forces at work is our old friend from physics class: entropy, the god of disorder, randomness, and uncertainty. He is very active lately in American affairs especially, to the degree that we have no workable consensus for running this society, so that all our standards and institutions are crumbling. It’s gotten so bad that we don’t even get the news about the crumbling because The News is one of the institutions that has fallen apart. Instead of events relayed in packets that comport with reality, we get “narratives” uniformly concocted in bad faith, that are knowingly in non-compliance with reality — which is as opposite as can possibly be from what The News once aimed to do.
The worst thing about the Trump years was that he enabled his adversaries to get away with turning bad faith into the greatest virtue of all. That’s what you got in the connivance of the anti-Trump Deep Staters and The News bringing you three years of RussiaGate, Robert Mueller’s coverup operation for RussiaGate, and Rep. Adam Schiff lying his ass off without any penalty. And now you’re getting more of it courtesy of Attorney General Merrick Garland allowing political adventurers like Deputy AG Lisa Monaco to go fishing for charges against Rudy Giuliani for the express purpose of burying him in “the process” and leaving him bankrupt. The Justice Department is a broken institution now, and there isn’t enough good will or good faith around these days to put it back together.
The Woke hysteria, on the other hand, is lately revealed to be a patent hustle, and is finally inviting pushback in the schools as parents begin to loudly object to “white privilege” struggle sessions for eight-year-olds and workshopping sexual confusion with children who are not ready for any version of sex, real or fake. The Great Reset’s connection to Wokery can be seen in the efforts of George Soros to finance the elections of district attorneys around the country, and that game is unwinding as their blatant incompetence is revealed. Kim Gardner, installed in St. Louis, now faces losing her law license for the malicious prosecution of former Governor Eric Greitens. The Missouri Supreme Court is conducting the investigation. A recall effort is underway to recall Soros-backed LA DA George Gascon, who doesn’t believe in prosecuting criminals. And the DA-equivalent, State’s Attorney, in Chicago (Cook County), Kim Foxx, another Soros installation, is on the rocks not just for covering up the Jussie Smollett hoax, but for allowing the county to become a free fire zone. What was Mr. Soros thinking?
Whoever thought a year ago that the fumbling old hack Joe Biden would be sitting in the oval office, fronting for his old boss, Barack Obama? Don’t you wonder how much Mr. Obama has in some fashion been behind all the culturally-destructive shenanigans since he “retired” across town to his Kalorama stronghold? Do you wonder how much of the shadowy activity in the DOJ has simply been an effort to protect Mr. Obama? The former president has done a good job of seeming to disappear into the woodwork. I think before long we’ll understand the role he continues to play in the country’s affairs, and it’s going to be an unappetizing discovery. It might provoke a whole different kind of reset.
Reprinted with permission from Kunstler.com.
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‘No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, No Unvaxxed’Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The government is pressing ahead with its Vaccine Passport and plans for a two-tier society are afoot. The effrontery of those leading the charge beggar’s belief.
When they said ‘there were no plans for ‘discriminatory’ Covid vaccine passports’, they were quietly funding at least eight different vaccine passport schemes since last year.
And that’s just the half of it. We are midway through a Europe-wide feasibility study for the development of a common vaccine passport, launched by the European Commission in 2018.
They would have you believe – they were caught with their trousers down, their policies are proportionate to the emergency as it unfolds, and at all times they operate according to a system of informed consent.
But hang on a minute. Since the onset of SARS-CoV-2, they have played the most astonishing game of deception and manipulation. Cooking the books and fiddling the tills.
They have deliberately plunged society into two camps – skeptics and adherents, compliant and non-conformists.
Last year established the mood for pettifogging anyone questioning the narrative, while those refusing to comply were branded narcissists and psychopaths or denounced as ‘Covid deniers’ – the modern-day equivalent of a Holocaust denier.
This government has polarised the nation on a scale never before attempted, legitimising a particular brand of prejudice and enmity not seen in Europe since the days of the Third Reich. And once the NHS App becomes your ticket to freedom on Monday, they will finally have means to weed out and punish dissidence while rewarding blind faith in authority. No matter how injurious their compliance is to society at large, the silent majority have lost their moral compass.
But it must be understood – this principle of divide and rule is as old as the hills. It was not so long ago that signs hung in the windows of establishments in Britain that read: ‘No dogs, No Irish, No blacks’. The difference today is that it won’t be the colour of your skin, your class, gender or sexual orientation that will condemn you, it will be something far more virulent – your ideology.
That this crucial point has been entirely missed by the chattering classes is astonishing. And despite the most flagrant attempts to marginalise large segments of society, identitarians, the woke brigade and other erstwhile defenders of the most marginalised remain largely unphased. Unless it is to flap their arms in the air over higher rates of vaccine hesitancy amongst ethnic minorities. But the rest of us can go to hell.
Who cares about anyone not from a protected social group, right?
In this bizarre parochial moral imperative, discrimination is only frowned upon if you’re discriminating against someone’s authorised and rubber-stamped marks of distinction, whereas discrimination, of and by itself, is entirely permissible.
These crowd-pleasers would defend their moral high ground by telling you “the unvaccinated are selfishly putting others’ lives at risk”, or that “mask refuseniks are superspreaders”. But hold on a minute. All of this is pure conjecture which, like everything else under the post-COVID sun, has been founded on speculative science and policies pulled straight from the magician’s hat.
Other than taking the government on its word, where is the actual evidence of asymptomatic transmission? Where is the evidence of mask efficacy?
In fact, can someone point me to a single risk assessment for any of these high-risk interventions? But to deny someone entry into an establishment, to prevent them from travelling, shopping, or worse, stepping foot outside of their own bolthole is no moot point. These are very real and tangible forms of discrimination, for no other reason than you personally disagree with their choices.
These people have clearly made peace with the fact that membership to society is now the exception rather than the rule. They labour under some neotribal sense of entitlement – if you’re not with us, you’re against us. Like their neolithic ancestors they take refuge in the herd from an unseen predator threatening their hand to mouth existences. Positioning themselves in the upper echelons of this looming two-tier system, with others equally desperate to get their lives back and ready to submit to whatever ephemeral demands are made of them in return for one coveted free pass to re-enter polite society.
While the rest of us – who will not be spoken for, bribed or coerced – will risk excommunication from the social-balm in defence of our principles.
This loose association of the poorest and most marginalised, conscientious objectors, lockdown skeptics, and anyone with a shred of faith in their god-given sovereignty of being or bodily autonomy will wage a personal crusade of civil disobedience against the tyranny de jour, as Tolstoy, Gandhi and Martin Luther King did before them. For them, braver men have endured far worse for much less.
But what the first group fails to realise is that they are doing the unofficial bidding of another group – the well-healed members of our political establishment to whom the rules do not apply. Who are protected by more exemptions than the rest of us are governed by regulations. And who, at the onset of the pandemic, were not caught with their pants down, as the general population was.
As this group spoke of herd immunity, they quietly struck a £119 million COVID advertising and propaganda deal with one of the world’s biggest marketing companies. Going on to become the UK’s biggest advertiser in 2020.
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Natural Law TidbitsFriday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
This will be a little choppy….
The Incarnation
Romans 2: 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)
God has written the (natural) law on men’s hearts, whether they believe in God or not.  C.S. Lewis develops this in the Appendix of The Abolition of Man.  And some version of the Golden Rule is found in every major religion.  Let the non-believers believe whatever they want about why this is so.  We know it is because God made man in His image and breathed into man, giving him a soul.
If this is so, that God has written the law on men’s hearts, why was pre-Christian Rome so ethically degenerate – believing, all-the-while, that their behavior was quite moral? As I have noted before, Rome was a cruel society, albeit the Romans did not believe it to be.  They practiced their ethic, finding their behaviors to be quite moral.
What was some of that Roman morality?  Thousands of slaves crucified at a time; executions in the central amphitheater, cheered on by thousands of onlookers; slavery, necessary and beneficial; women, kept in the quiet rooms of the house; infanticide.
It wasn’t that these actions were done but frowned upon; these were done openly and considered moral.  Other societies around the world at that time held similar moral views.  So where was this law written by God on men’s hearts?  Why were there no pangs of guilt or remorse at such behavior?
This began to change with Christianity, almost immediately.  While slavery continued, with Constantine the slaves were no longer to be the sex toys of their masters; women held a respected role with the growth of the Church; infants were made in God’s image, just as much as their parents.
Not to say civilization immediately resolved all of these moral issues – we still work on these today (sadly, going backwards on many).  But the change wasn’t a natural evolution from pre-Christian Greco-Roman morality.
Did it take the Incarnation to change this?  Clearly, God just giving man the Law was not sufficient (the Hebrews couldn’t even get out of the desert due to their failures).  Various ancient cultures had some version of the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.  But they all took as moral many behaviors that violated many of these same commandments.
Was there something necessary about seeing the Law fulfilled in one Man, in the flesh, incarnate?  Correlation is not causation, and sometimes coincidence is nothing more than coincidence.  But sometimes correlation is due to causation, and coincidence is not merely coincidence.
Did it take the Incarnation of Jesus to open up man’s eyes and enable his reason to discover the natural law?  I will have to give this more thought, and welcome any thoughts you have.
The Search for Meaning
The foundation of, and objective for, natural law ethics is to be found in man’s purpose.  Man’s purpose is beatitudo.  Normally translated as happiness, but not the superficial meaning as we know the term today.  Better translated as fulfillment through other-regarding action: love.  Jesus said the same thing, when answering the question about the greatest commandment: love.
A non-believer wouldn’t put it this way, yet he still is brought to tears when Tony Stark snaps his fingers in Endgame.  Why?  As noted in the passage from Romans, above: God has written it on men’s hearts.
There has been plenty of discussion in the last few years about what has been labeled the meaning crisis in the West.  I find that resolving this meaning crisis and moving toward liberty are both addressable by the same thing (and only this one thing): how is one to live?  The answer is easy: according to man’s purpose.  A second question: how do I find meaning?  That answer is easy: by living according to man’s purpose.  What is man’s purpose?  Beatitudo: Love.
A lion in a zoo has plenty of food without the struggle of the hunt, access to free healthcare, and is protected in every physical way.  Is he living a meaningful life?  To ask the question is to answer it.  His life has meaning if he lives according to his purpose – and that purpose isn’t going to be found in a zoo.
This is why the search for meaning must incorporate the importance of a natural law ethic.  It is the ethic that conforms to man’s purpose, and a life lived according to man’s purpose is a life of meaning.
Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.
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Did the GOP Just Dodge a Bullet?Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
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When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party’s chances to recapture the House in 2022.
For that commission, being spun as a “bipartisan” effort to learn what “really happened” in the Capitol that fateful day, is a Democratic scheme to have the left’s version of events on Jan. 6 enshrined as the official history of the United States.
And what is the left’s version?
It is that the forced entry and five-hour occupation of the Capitol by hundreds of Trumpists was “an attempted coup d’etat,” an “armed insurrection,” an act of “domestic terrorism,” the “worst attack on the Capitol since the British burned it down in the War of 1812” — and a “threat to our democracy” unrivaled since the Civil War.
Moreover, those who shouted, “Hang Mike Pence!” were out to kill the vice president to prevent his doing his duty and overseeing the count of the electoral votes that would make Joe Biden president.
And the instigation and inspiration for the assault was Donald Trump’s two months of promoting the “Big Lie” that the presidential election had been “rigged” and “stolen,” as was his rally speech on the Mall that day that called on his followers to march on the Capitol.
This is the party line the establishment wants written into the record as the official version of events that day.
But is that the truth, or is that a painted-up version of the truth?
While the mob that breached the Capitol in the afternoon of Jan. 6 was no “normal tourist visit,” as one GOP congressman has suggested, nor was it an attempted coup or an armed insurrection.
No statue in the Capitol was pulled down, as would have been the case had antifa or BLM invaded the building. No painting was desecrated. No act of arson was committed. No gun was drawn, or brandished, or fired by Proud Boys or Oath Keepers or Trumpists within the building.
The lone victim of gunfire in the Capitol that day was an Air Force veteran with a decade of service, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot in the neck by a Capitol cop from the other side of a closed door to the speaker’s chamber.
Babbitt was engaged in an unlawful act, but nothing she was trying to do justifies her being shot to death. Four months later, we still do not know the identity of the cop who killed her.
This is not to excuse what went on during that invasion of the Capitol, which was a shameful disgrace. Cops were assaulted and injured as the crowd smashed its way in. Windows were shattered. Offices, including the speaker’s, were ransacked. Crimes were committed.
But the people who should sort this out and allocate blame where it belongs are police and FBI investigators and U.S. and D.C. prosecutors, not political partisans in the warring parties of a polarized nation.
Democrats had anticipated that the commission hearings would rivet the nation and media’s attention all this year, with the final report coming out at year’s end. This would enable the Democrats and their media allies to make Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 — the worst day of his presidency — and not the record of Joe Biden — the issue of 2022.
When Trump labeled this commission idea a “Democratic trap,” he nailed it. Republican Senate Whip John Thune also got it right:
“Anything that gets us rehashing the 2020 election… is a day lost on being able to draw a contrast between us and the Democrats’ very radical left-wing agenda.”
To establish the commission, which was approved on Wednesday by the House, Senate Democrats now need to find 10 Republican votes, which, after McConnell’s declared opposition, they do not have.
This “national commission” gambit is an old one in U.S. politics
In 1967, after urban riots in the Black communities of Newark and Detroit, LBJ appointed a National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Liberal Democratic Governor Otto Kerner was named chairman and ultra-liberal Republican Mayor John Lindsay of New York vice chairman.
Early in election year 1968, the Kerner Commission declared that white racism was the underlying cause of the Black riots.
And this has since been a recurring theme of the left.
Again, this not to excuse what took place on Jan. 6.
But if it was an insurrection, an act of sedition, an attempted coup, an act of domestic terrorism, the conspirators should be charged in court, for each of these is a specific crime. And if anyone plotted to kill Mike Pence, then they should be charged with that and put on trial.
But it would be folly for the GOP to cooperate in a Democratic scheme to indict the GOP and Trump presidency in the court of public opinion for abetting something close to treason, which did not happen.
The Jan. 6 national commission idea, understandably supported by every congressional Democrat, belongs in the dumpster.
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Covid National Security & Emergency Status – Illegal?Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Legally, for the HHS to declare a State of Emergency they must determine there is a National Security Threat.   In order for that threat to be confirmed, there are multiple rules in place that assist in making the declaration.   Those rules would dictate that in order for a disease to be considered a viable cause for implementing the Emergency Order, it should be identified as a terrorist attack, a biological warfare attack that justifies it as a Security issue both at home and for American citizens abroad.
In addition, in order for the FDA to authorize unlicensed, unapproved treatment for a disease, there can NOT be any other available treatments.
Public Health Emergency Law:   A pre-requisite to determining the use of biological agents to treat a disease via the EUA – There can be no adequate, approved, and available alternative to the product for diagnosing, preventing, or treating the disease or condition.
In addition:   Within the emergency authorization, fact sheets providing the potential risks shall be provided to each patient who then has the ‘option’ to accept or refuse the product with no consequences! In addition, the FDA is mandated to provide patients with alternatives whether approved for use or not. State and local officials must comply with the conditions attached to the tests and treatments, ie refusing to comply shall have zero consequences.
NO tests or treatments shall be mandated given the entire purpose is to uphold economic and individual freedom and ALL measures will be deemed 'GUIDANCE’ and shall not infringe on freedom.
Lockdowns and closures were – illegal.   We were not fighting an attack.   We were fighting a disease.  Diseases are NOT terrorists.
Humor!   In the wake of all the rules promoted by various states in converting our freedoms to illegal wakes, 2 democrat senators have determined 2 measures should be made law: 1. Third party delivery apps would have a cap on fees, and 2.   Restaurants would be allowed to sell ‘cocktails to go’ for two years.   Priorities!
These statements, rules and guidance I am quoting are stipulated within The Homeland Security Act, Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures, Public Health Service Act and the FDA.
The authority for treatment is specified as coming from government ‘stockpiles’ or from previously issued but unapproved treatments that meet risk evaluation vs benefit analysis, or from treatments approved for other diseases but not yet approved for this disease.   These treatments must continue to undergo rigorous trials and updates made available on a continual basis to the FDA in the form of reports.   These reports which must be made public via the FDA must include adverse reactions – as in keeping the public informed.  To the best of my knowledge none of these requirements have been met.
March 27, 2020, the Following Federal Declaration was issued by Azar, Secretary for HHS:
“…there is a public health emergency that has a significant potential to affect national security or the health and security of United States citizens living abroad and that involves a novel (new) coronavirus (nCoV) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in 2019 (2019-nCoV). The virus is now named SARS-CoV-2, which causes the illness COVID-19. On the basis of this determination, he (Azar, Sec of Health) also declared that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic, pursuant to section 564 of the FD&C Act, subject to the terms of any authorization issued under that section.”
According to the FD&C Act 564, the FDA must determine that: “If the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determines that there is a public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) §31910 that affects, or has significant potential to affect, national security and involves specified CBRN agents (chemical warfare) and diseases… an EUA can be allowed.
In other words, all these authorizations were dependent on the one thing the White House and Fauci continually denied!   A Terrorist Attack using chemical agents. As such, they acted outside their authority.
The Heritage Organization issued an essay in 2015 targeting misconceptions on the use of and definition of National Security. Identifying what it is NOT, Heritage issued this statement:   “While a pandemic disease could endanger the safety and security of thousands of Americans, unless it is committed as an act of biological terrorism, it should be considered a matter of health and domestic safety, not national security.”
Once again, the distinction is whether an event occurs as a direct result of an attack, or act of biological terrorism, or whether it is a ‘social security’.   Further undermining the entire federal, state and local misuse of power.   National Security is not climate change, it is not gender identity, it is not human rights.   And it is not disease. National Security involves a threat of war wherein the military is involved.  That has always been it’s purpose and interpretation.
As such, 1000 lawyers and 10,000 doctors have convened to file a lawsuit claiming the CoVid laws and lockdowns violated the Nürnberg Code against the CDC, WHO and Davos Group for crimes against humanity. Stating:
The PCR test was never designed to detect pathogens and is 100% inaccurate at 35 cycles. All PCR tests monitored by the CDC are set at 37 to 45 cycles.
Under Article 32 of the 1949 Geneva Convention, “mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not required for the medical treatment of a protected person” are prohibited.
However, the Nuremberg Code is based on the ‘Consequences of War’ – so the entire lawsuit may be tossed unless the National Security issue is triggered.  A very interesting conundrum!   Because governments declared a disease was a National Security Threat, they have in fact triggered the very concept of War – which would then trigger the Nuremberg Code.   If it is deemed to NOT fall into the category of war, then every aspect of lockdowns was ILLEGAL>
This originally appeared on HelenaGlass.net.
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Who Elected America To Rule the World?Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
One aspect of American exceptionalism is undoubtedly true. American policymakers believe that they have been anointed by heaven to rule the world. Just as God cares if a sparrow falls to earth, U.S. officials believe anything anyone does anywhere on the planet is a matter of Washington’s concern. That is reflected in a foreign policy which essentially has turned the Monroe Doctrine into a global strategy: the US, and only the US, is entitled to intervene everywhere on earth.
Admittedly, the policy is not entirely consistent, with Uncle Sam sometimes implicitly delegating its authority. For instance, Washington cares little if, say, France sends its troops to Francophone Africa. Libya became a military mishmash involving several European and Middle Eastern allies, while Washington stuck with diplomacy. American officials did not object when Saudi Arabia used its military to bolster Bahrain’s minority Sunni monarchy, crushing largely Shia pro-democracy protests; worse, the US actively aided Riyadh's murderous invasion of Yemen.
However, the US has tried, often at great expense in blood and treasure, to generally keep order and transform societies in Central Asia, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. Washington’s moralistic arrogance and imperial pretensions often proved breathtaking. Unfortunately, the result has been many costly failures, such as the Iraq invasion.
Even more intrusive, however, is US sanctions policy. Originally they were just restrictions on Americans. For example, the Cuban embargo, applied six decades ago, prevents (with some exceptions) Americans from dealing with Cuba. Other governments typically did the same, restricting only their citizens, not foreign nationals. No one imagined that Washington was empowered to unilaterally regulate global commerce and punish anyone anywhere who defied American dictates.
However, in the 1980s US policymakers discovered secondary and financial sanctions. Given America’s global economic dominance, Washington now can make other nations and businesses enforce US policies. Any bank that uses dollars or relies on transactions routed through America can be fined billions of dollars for conducting any transaction, no matter how minor, with a sanctioned person or entity. In this way Washington seeks to force the entire world to implement American policy.
This has caused allied states, most notably in Europe, to follow US policy even when contrary to their own interests. For instance, European firms and individuals are punished for investments in Cuba. Europeans long were effectively barred from dealing with Sudan. More recently US sanctions prevented European companies from serving the Iranian market under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action even as European governments attempted to save the accord from the Trump administration’s counterproductive “maximum pressure” campaign.
However, these steps, which triggered European resistance rather than acquiescence, did not go far enough for America’s hyper-interventionists and extremist hawks who, some suspected, hoped to create an excuse for war in several hotspots. (Many of them are cheerleading Israeli strikes on Palestinian civilians in the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas.)
The US also took a more hostile position toward Russia than did Europe. Washington policymakers, separated from Moscow by a large ocean, may have felt freer to risk conflict, since it would be primarily fought in Europe. After all, that was the case for both world wars in the 20th century. Nor had neoconservatives shown much concern for non-American casualties, which ran in the hundreds of thousands or more, during the nearly two decades of quasi-imperial conflict. The ever-egregious Sen. Lindsey Graham even dismissed the cost of a renewed Korean War since it would be “over there” on the Korean Peninsula. Why worry about a few hundred thousand or million South Korean casualties among allies, he apparently thought?
Believing that it was entitled to set its own energy policy, Germany agreed with Russia to build the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project. The US government then lashed out at Berlin directly. In December 2019 American legislators, convinced of their unique virtue and perspicacity, approved legislation targeting European companies involved in the project. The measure, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as one of the authors, also would have the convenient benefit of promoting American liquified natural gas exports. It is convenient when an American politician claiming to do good also does well for his favored interest groups.
Although the project was almost complete, the sanctions threat caused European firms to flee. Cruz, along with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, appeared to enjoy writing letters threatening European enterprises with economic devastation and ruin. As Lord Acton warned, “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” So it had with such sanctions supporters.
The GOP trio even threatened a German port owned by a local government: “This letter serves as formal legal notice that these goods, services, support, and provisioning risk exposing Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH and Mukran Port, as well as your board members, corporate officers, shareholders, and employees, to crushing legal and economic sanctions, which our government will be mandated to impose. These sanctions include potentially fatal measures that will cut off Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH from the United States commercially and financially. The only responsible course of action is for Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH to exercise contractual options that it has available to cease these activities.” Unsurprisingly, Berlin’s reaction was anger and outrage, especially since officials believed Cruz’s participation was based on squalid economic interest.
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The Church of Covid
Controlling All Money Is Necessary for the Ruling Class To Dominate the World
This Dentist Is Stopping Mandatory Masking, Is This The Right Notice To Post?
The Other Virus: Learned Helplessness
The Jan. 6 Commission – Just Another Democratic Propaganda Tool
Message to Doctors By the Ontario College of Physicians & Surgeons Shows Desperation To Silence Them
Lurking in the Woodwork
‘No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, No Unvaxxed’
Natural Law Tidbits
Did the GOP Just Dodge a Bullet?
Covid National Security & Emergency Status – Illegal?
Who Elected America To Rule the World?
The Church of Covid Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The plandemic has unleashed poltroons, fiends and mountebanks on us, but few are more contemptible than Parson Goat.
Why? Because we expect evil from politicians and bureaucrats. Tony “Can’t Keep My Story Straight” Falsi behaves according to his nature; anyone who trusts this lifelong Marxist is as ludicrous a fool as he is. Ditto for the other bureaucrats in “Public Health.”
As for that roll of criminals ranging from Governor “Nuisance” Newsom in Californiastan through “Killer” Cuomo in The People’s Democratic Republic of New York, they’re politicians. ‘Nuff said.
But Parson Goat—graduate of seminary, preacher of the Word of God, supposedly devoted to Jesus Christ and His Gospel—well, much was given him, and so we require much from him.
Alas, he’s failed to deliver. To us and to the Lord, that is.
But he’s cooperated handsomely with Our Rulers to spread COVIDCon ever since he closed God’s house in direct violation of Scripture. Then, when politicians permitted him to re-open, he forced his sheep[le] to muzzle themselves, despite the Bible’s injunction to honor differing convictions.
Now comes his worst offence, if that’s possible: he’s turning our churches into Jab Joints.
All to enthusiastic if demonic applause from the corporate media: “…perhaps no one has been more effective at reaching older Black Virginians than pastors, preaching the lifesaving benefits of immunizations from the pulpit.” Yeah, why waste time on the Gospel when you can spout Marxist propaganda instead? One cleric even blasphemes “the blood of a lamb that kept the angel of death away” at Passover—and prefigured our Savior—by comparing it to The Jab: “This vaccine could be seen as putting blood on the doorpost,” he said. “We’re hoping and praying to get this plague to move on.” (Seriously, Buddy? I guess we can lay the myth of “systemic racism” to rest once and for all if you’ve led such a cushy life you dignify the flu as a “plague.”)
Meanwhile, “Many across the state have run a boots-on-the-ground campaign to inform eligible churchgoers about vaccination opportunities. … Where convention centers have been intimidating or too far from neighborhoods with the most vulnerable people, Black clergy have offered their churches as vaccine clinics.” Isn’t that just-oh,-so-glorifying-God of them?
This wickedness isn’t unique to Virginia. Detroit’s black churches have also caved, as have Florida’s.
But who’s surprised? Far too many black chapels are nothing more than political clubs that meet on Sundays. Far too many white ones are as well, especially those touting themselves as “mainline.” But though “evangelical” sanctuaries were as tax-exempt and 501©3 as the mainline, they at least made a pretense of worshipping Christ.
Until Coronapocalypse. Then evangelical doors slammed as resoundingly as anyone else’s. So the fact that “Bible-believing, Bible-preaching” congregations are now joining the Jab Jamboree shouldn’t shock us.
“We have been busy repurposing our wonderful facility to be a beacon of hope,” an email from one Parson Goat warbles, as if the “beacon” dimmed when it merely dispensed the Gospel rather than toxic shots. Then again, this church bought COVIDCon wholesale, forcing parishioners to wear masks and shun one another, desecrating Communion, urging obsessive hand-washing, etc. So its lamp flickered out long ago.
But I interrupted our apostate: “… We have been hosting regular COVID Vaccine Clinics on our campus (PLEASE get a vaccine!) …”
Parson Goat is never more infuriating than when he dabbles in politics. First off, he’s almost always illiterate in the subject; I’ve never met the cleric who can morally distinguish taxation from theft or explain why bureaucrats may properly steal from us but we sin if we rob them.
Second, Goats are intractable in their ignorance.
But we’ll give this heretic the benefit of the doubt and assume he’s obtuse rather than crooked—so obtuse he hasn’t considered his culpability when The Jab’s victims begin dying, losing vision, suffering paralysis, and convulsing. Yo, Parson: the government granted Big Pharma an exemption from liability—which leaves you as the chump holding the bag.
Back to the Goat’s communique: “By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of Governor DeWine’s lifting of COVID restrictions. Thank you, Jesus!”
Whew! I’d be careful about blaming the Lord for my cowardice: Parson Goat ought feel no relief at the “lifting of restrictions” because he never should have obeyed them in the first place.
“…this is the next phase in our increasing recovery from Covid, and we will respond in an efficient and effective manner that serves our mission. For now, if you’re still concerned about gathering again, our online community continues to be the best way you can engage in the ministry…”
Does this church also ask attendees for their preferred pronouns? Because it certainly doesn’t uphold truth. Coddling people who’ve cottoned onto a lie, indulging fallacies and deception, eviscerates the Bible’s unwavering commitment to reality.
A great many whoppers prevailed when Christ walked the earth. For example, most folks believed the Pharisees’ claims of their own righteousness. They respected these “whited sepulchers” and figured if anyone could earn God’s favor, the Pharisees had. Yet Jesus frequently disabused His audiences of this error—and none too gently, either.
Why aren’t His modern disciples likewise insisting on truth rather than catering to error?
Parson Goat’s twaddle does contain one useful item: a link to an article reporting American churches’ reactions to the scamdemic. “A total of 421 churches” answered Christian Standard‘s questionnaire; of those, “almost two-thirds of churches (62 percent) applied for and received federal funds through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.”
Explains a lot about the corruption of “evangelical” Christianity, doesn’t it? This final hold-out against the Marxism that long ago devastated mainline denominations had to be neutralized before communists could complete their conquest of America. Rather than battle head-to-head, they bribed their way to the altar.
Predictably, Our Rulers rewarded those churches who’ve most consolidated; concentrating “Christians” in a few “megachurches” renders them easier to manipulate: “Those most likely to receive these forgivable loans were emerging megachurches (83 percent); very small churches were the least likely to receive a loan (21 percent). Interestingly, churches that did not receive PPP funds were more likely to see total giving meet or exceed their budget last year (77 percent) than churches that received PPP funds (65 percent).”
Hmmmm. Sounds as if God fulfilled His promises to provide for those trusting Him rather than princes.
“…the average very small church held more in-person worship services (40 weekends) than any other church size category last year. By comparison, the average megachurch met in-person only 33 weekends.”
Most of us suspected this, didn’t we?
“By the time of our survey, in-person attendance had recovered to 51 percent of its pre-COVID-19 levels. Very small churches have seen the greatest rebound of in-person worship attendance, with an average of 62 percent of attendees returning. Megachurches experienced the smallest rebound of in-person worship, with just over a one-third (35 percent) returning.”
Parson Goat bears this out, even if his church falls between those two extremes. He brags, “We have invested many resources and made significant strides in the breadth and quality of our online ministry since COVID began. Thousands more are now being reached because of this. We are now a global ministry with local outreach.”
So is the Communist Party.
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Controlling All Money Is Necessary for the Ruling Class To Dominate the World Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
“The Federal Reserve System is not Federal; it has no reserves; and it is not a system at all, but rather, a criminal syndicate.”
~ Eustace Mullins
Money has been said to be the root of evil, but that is not exactly correct. The root of all evil lies in the hearts of men, and those that control the money and monetary systems are able to control humanity, and in the process create and perpetuate evil. Money itself is like any other useful tool or commodity in that it allows for trade, commerce, and wealth to prosper. Money is normally only used for evil and immoral purposes when rulers and governments, state criminals in other words, gain a monopoly on the issuance, taxation, and control of it, and use it to control others. This cannot happen in a truly free society, but then, free societies no longer exist.
When men succumb to criminal behavior in order to gain illegal wealth, whether in the private or ‘public’ sector, it is a felonious act, but when the most powerful seek to gain control over the entire monetary system, it is for the purpose of gaining total control over entire populations. This is what is happening now in this fake Covid fraud, which is leading to a reset and complete restructuring of all monetary systems. Make no mistake about it; this is about power and control, and it should be understood that without control over the money, control over the people is not possible. That is why this effort to digitize every transaction, eliminate cash, manipulate and possibly seize precious metals, and to control and regulate all crypto currencies, is so vital to the powerful criminal syndicate called the ruling class, and so devastating to the rest of society.
This all began with the Federal Reserve System, which has been a criminal organization since its inception, but has grown into something much worse. This private operation, its central banking partners, and the fractional reserve system, have caused all of the recessions, depressions, ups and downs, and extreme volatility in this country and beyond since the early part of the 20th century. This is a world banking system, and has become the head of the snake of world monetary policy. The U.S. government and governments around the world are now controlled by what has become a global banking cartel with the goal of global domination. In addition, governments that are controlled, the large fascist corporate sectors, including technology, medical and pharmaceutical, and world health organizations, all work together as partners in crime.
It is no secret that this crime syndicate called the central banking system, is actively pursuing a grand agenda of monetary consolidation never before seen in history, and with every part of government and its large corporate allies participating in this takeover, this is obviously a major attempt to finalize this coup in order to reshape the world so that all control will be held by the few in a new dictatorial system of technocracy.
Cash is being scrutinized and disallowed worldwide, and replaced by fully controllable digital transaction processes. It is imperative to understand that cash is private and untraceable, and no ruling ‘elite’ class will ever seek to allow privacy, whether in money and monetary transactions, business, personal behavior, and even personal thought. Privacy means freedom, and a fully digitized system means total surveillance and control of every aspect of life.
With the control of money and digital economies comes total control over nearly everything. With such a system in place, monitoring behaviors, medical records, social contacts, writing and personal habits, computer use, sites visited, and virtually every other aspect of life is not only possible but guaranteed. This is how social scoring can become not only widespread, but also universal, and with that in place, having any freedom whatsoever would become impossible. Without a perfect social score, you may lose your job, your ability to leave your home or travel; if you were not a ‘good’ citizen that adhered to state commands, your power and water could be cut off, your bank accounts suspended, or your Internet ‘privileges’ revoked. This is only the beginning.
Crypto currencies were created in major part to avoid the banking and tax theft system, and as of late, this market has exploded. While this may not be the final answer in money, peer to peer monetary transactions using private blockchain technology is considered by the central banks, treasury departments, and governments around the world as dangerous to their authority and ability to steal by taxation any money earned by gains in these markets. Governments want to be in the non-private crypto business, as they desire all transactions to be digital and traceable. Private money systems like crypto are a thorn in the side of totalitarians, and they will do everything they can to destroy private money.
The regulation of crypto has just recently become a very hot topic. Washington ‘lawmakers’ want to control and regulate all crypto transactions, but the very reason crypto exists is to avoid the oversight of government and central banks. Just reported is that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the U.S. Congress all want to participate in crypto regulatory oversight. All these entities are the most criminal and corrupt organizations in finance and government anywhere, but of course, they will claim to want this power to protect the very public that they seek to dominate and control. There could not be a clearer sign that they are deathly afraid of any private market in money, as that threatens their power and ability to destroy the world’s economic systems in favor of one global system that they can control.
This preplanned, staged, and fake ‘pandemic’ was meant to instill fear into an already ignorant and mostly compliant society so that a takeover could be possible. So far, this has all worked as planned, and the populations around the world have succumbed to political pressure, and complied with every draconian order handed down. This must stop, and stop immediately, for the end game is near. In order to regain any sanity or normal life whatsoever, in order to even have a chance at freedom; will require disobedience at every level. Just say no to all government, local, state, and federal, and never let these compassionless, non-sympathetic, low life scum rule your life. Remember, that these zombie-like vampires called rulers and politicians, seek to figuratively drain the blood of all those they master over in order to control all.
If people really want to be free, they must have a free market in money, and they must keep it private and away from the thieves mentioned above. Do not allow those determined to build by force a completely digital world in order to replace the natural order that exists. Tear down the Federal Reserve, and all central-banking systems. Tear down this political cartel called government, and rely on yourself and each other instead of blindly giving over all your liberty to masters bent on your destruction.
“Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are US government institutions. They are not… they are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the US for the benefit of themselves and their foreign and domestic swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders. The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”
~ Louis Thomas McFadden
Source links:
Crypto regulation
Century of enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve  
Covid fraud making billionaires richer
A 100% digital monetary system
Unprecedented monetary overhaul
Cash is trash in a post-Covid world
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This Dentist Is Stopping Mandatory Masking, Is This The Right Notice To Post? Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
A dentist writes:
Dear Allan, 
We are dropping our mask mandate 6/1/21. Can you provide a script we can post letting our patients know we are dropping the mask mandate?  
Can’t wait to be mask-free. 
Of course our clinical staff have always worn level 3 surgical masks and will continue to do so during procedures rendered in operatories.  
Fingers crossed you can help. 
-Doctor Logical 
In spring 2020, I understood face masks to be a danger to me. That was based on personal experience.
Based on extrapolation, I knew masks were a danger to millions of others.
Based on my voracious reading of any published science that is mask related, eventually I understood them to be a danger to virtually everyone. The science is hard to challenge at this point: face masks harm you, face masks harm children, face mask harm the elderly, the healthy, and the sick. That’s not even up for debate. The only question really is how much they harm you: badly or really, really badly? They are not neutral. They are not a minor inconvenience.
There were no shortage of LRC readers who helped to pound this into my thick head. Thank you for that. The fact that Mr. Rockwell makes contributors post their personal email address is one reason this website is so fantastic at being a beacon of truth.
By May 2020, the published science existed for me to be able to understand that worn incorrectly face masks can actually help to spread disease — meaning someone else’s mask can be a harm to you.
By this point, I see face masks as total lunacy. I see mask wearing in the general public as the work of sick minds and the masking of children as the sickest of all, with the forced masking of the elderly and infirm as a close second, and the cruel masking of anyone who comes in to visit an Alzheimer’s patient as a very close third. Try that sometime if you wake up one morning and say to yourself “I know what would be fun! To confuse a loved one with Alzheimer’s even more.” Sick. Uncaring. Myopic world views are required to engage in such anti-human activity, and to do so on a mass scale is totally sick.
Dear reader, thank you for writing me to ask about this policy.
Things To Consider When Crafting A Face Mask Policy 
A pithy sentence on the door might be my preference, but I recognize the need for professionalism and an effort to reach across a spectrum of patients.
A good notice needs to sound official.
A good notice should indicate a willingness to be in line with the law. “Guidelines” are not law.
A good notice needs to show that you respect “the science,” a most lauded term in the post-2020 world.
In 2021, a notice needs to have rules to comfort those who want rules imposed upon them from every authority figure in life.
In 2021, a good notice needs to virtue signal a little.
Here goes:
—— BEGIN NOTICE ——-
Face Masks Optional 
In compliance with local, state, and federal law, as of June 1, 2021, we will no longer be asking our patients, visitors, or staff to wear masks in this office. 
No patient will be asked to mask. No patient will be asked to unmask. The choice will be left up to the individual patient. 
The CDC has cautioned that a dirty mask may help to spread disease. [1] If you are going to wear a face mask, based on WHO guidance from 2009, single use only masks should only be worn once, they should be sterile when put on, they should be put on with clean hands, they should not be touched while being worn, neither the nose nor mouth should be touched when a mask is being worn, if touched during use they should be changed, they should be switched as soon as they become moist, they should be disposed of immediately after removal. [2]
If you choose to wear a mask, please do not leave used masks in the office, restroom, building, or parking lot as they pose a health hazard to others. 
Our clinical staff have always worn ASTM Level-3 surgical masks and will continue to do so during procedures rendered in operatories.  
[1] Xiao, J., Shiu, E., Gao, H., Wong, J. Y., Fong, M. W., Ryu, S., Cowling, B. J. (2020). “Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures.” Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(5), 967-975.
[2] World Health Organization. (2009). “Advice on the use of masks in the community setting in Influenza A (H1N1) out-breaks.” Retrieved from here.
—— END NOTICE ——-
What Would You Change? 
Since crowdsourcing is better at generating ideas than central committees of planners, let me ask everyone else: How did I do? What would you have added to this notice to make it better? Write me at allanstevo@yahoo.com if you see something and I’ll use your ideas to help others craft notices and policies.
Pioneers Can Be Richly Rewarded 
I’ve been active in the Bitcoin industry since 2013, as a co-founder of an early exchange. Something I learned early in the industry is that passionate people are willing to lead the way and to support others who share their passion. Early on, many businesses that announced they were taking Bitcoin had an unexpected boom in sales come as a result. Today, in some industries it’s practically expected that you accept some kind of cryptocurrency, so a boom in sales like that is no longer the case. Doing the bare minimum does not offer rewards, but brave pioneers are rewarded.
In American history, those who crossed the continent 150 years ago and put their claim on a choice piece of land still have towns and counties named after them. Pioneers take risks and sometimes reap huge rewards.
I don’t expect you to get a county named after you for having face mask courage in May 2021, but I think there are huge rewards to reap from a public that is hungry for leadership anywhere it can find it. The fact that you even wrote me this note tells me you are a leader.
Collect Your Reward 
I hope you will take out ads in the local paper and post billboards saying that your office does not require masks. Make it your biggest selling point. Hire a staff member’s 19-year-old daughter as a part-time social media assistant to post your new policy all over the internet.
Every time your patient asks about the policy say “Yes, that is our new policy. We put a lot of thought into it. Why don’t you take a photo and share it?” Do this even if they ask about the policy angrily. Yes, you even want the angry to share it. Their share will reach others, foe and friend alike. The foes won’t care much and will complain online uselessly as haters are apt to do, the friend will have found a new dentist.
Listen to me: there are thousands of mothers within a thirty-minute drive of your office who woke up this week and said “I wish I had a dentist who wasn’t a maskhole that I could take my kids to.” I know this because they write me. Dentists are a dime a dozen. Dentists with a spine are not. This is a golden opportunity for you.
If a patient mentioned your policy walking in the door, bring it up again later at the end of their visit. When they leave the office be sure to have someone say to them “Tell all your friends about us.” Again, do this whether they are happy with the policy or angry. Passion moves ideas in the age of social media. The more your good idea moves, the better off you are. This new policy is a good idea.
Passion Is Good At Attracting People To Your Great Idea 
Some will hate your policy, others will love it. Some of those who love it may even travel just to support you. There are very passionate people on this issue seeking leadership and courage and finding so little.
Put out a press release to the media announcing your new policy. If you don’t know how to do this, just let me know and I’ll happily help. Put several press releases out a month. Become “that dentist who doesn’t require face masks.”
Sure you’ll rile some people up but you’ll get the passionate activists in your door. Some will come for dental cleanings they didn’t need just to support you. Others, like me, will never forget that you stood up when our country needed you to stand up.
I have a list in my head of local businesses who took a stand this past year. I have a growing email list of the same. I hardly spend a penny anywhere else, even though many more places are opening. Gas stations, restaurants, churches, and stores, I support the brave and have a long memory for the cowards.
Your New Problem Will Be How To Keep Up With The Stream Of New Patients Coming In The Door 
Done right, I bet you’ll have to hire new hygienists by next Friday and will triple your business by the end of the month.
Three months from now ¾ of dentists will probably have your same policy or something like it: some form of “don’t ask, don’t tell” related to face masks and Covid shots. Today you are the pioneer.
You are being handed an opportunity that dentists have begged for for time immemorial: product differentiation. How do I show that I’m better? How do I let others know how much better I am for my patients? How do Iet my potential and existing patients know how much better I am than the competition?
Product Differentiation: Dentists Are Not Commodities, But Many Treat Them That Way 
Dentists are not commodities. They are not interchangeable. Some are good. Some are awful. Your office has a chance to shout from the rooftops “We are different. We are better. Come to us,” and for the first time in decades of practice, you are going to have a lot of people listening.
Dentistry is not a sexy industry. Leadership is. You are making a clear statement that yes, you are in the dentistry business and are excellent at that, but you’re also in the leadership business and will be excellent at that too.
There is a shortage of leaders in our world today.
Look around us at the people who are lauded as leaders: television, industry, politics. These are not people who deserve to be followed.
The moment someone even slightly worthy of following stands up, the people flock to him. At the same moment the pariahs all beat him down, realizing what a threat he is to their existence.
The hyenas need you to not lead, the chattering classes need you to not lead, the managerial class needs you to not lead. They need regular people to say “I will delegate all leadership in my life to those who are ‘experts’ in leading.” They suck at leading. Every day since the Ides of March 2020 has proven that.
Why Good People Get Attacked
The hippie mom in Marin County, California who won’t mask her son, the grandma on the south side of Chicago who won’t be a vaccine experiment, the Iowa farmer who doesn’t trust the narrative, the Denver small business owner who doesn’t let masks in his door, the immigrant grandpa who isn’t going to be PCR tested — these people all have more common sense in their pinkie finger than any talking head on TV has spoken publicly in the last week. That means they can lead in their lives better, they can manage in their lives better than any member of the managerial class can.
Yeah. The managerial class, the technocratic class. Yeah of course, they want to beat you down and silence you and tell you that you aren’t fit to lead, not even in your own life, not even in your own family, and definitely not in your own community.
Of course they want you to think that, because if you stopped being convinced to quiet down and just stood up to lead, they’d have to go and get a real job.
The Mute Button Is Your Best Friend 
Their strategy is to demoralize you, confuse you, and discourage you so that you say to yourself “This is all really complicated and exhausting. I must really need them to make decisions for me.”
They want you to feel that way about every aspect of your life. The good news is that if you just mute them, and focus on living life well, life becomes a lot simpler.
Leadership In Your Own Life Is The Real Frontline In This Psychological Battle 
If regular people tap into their capacity to lead, in ways small and large, there are a whole lot of people out there in the world living pretty comfy existences who will be out of a job in the morning.
They get that. They need to beat down leaders to stay in that comfy spot. They can’t compete. They would lose. They need to play dirty. Their ability to fly private depends on it.
You, my friend, are a leader.
Please redraft this new policy to fit your needs. And then, please shout it from the rooftops.
Lead in your life by never wearing a face mask again. My bestselling “Face Masks in One Lesson“ tells you how, as do my LewRockwell.com writings. Other opportunities for leadership abound. Sign up at RealStevo.com and they will be delivered into your inbox as activism opportunities, classes, and videos. 
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The Other Virus: Learned Helplessness Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Why would any American allow the government to deny him a final goodbye to the person who raised him? Why would anyone allow grandma to die untouched in a hospital room without fighting back? In the post-vaccination era, why don’t people remove their masks? Learned helplessness, employed as a control tool.
Learned helplessness is well documented. It takes place when an individual believes he continuously faces a negative, uncontrollable situation and stops trying to improve his circumstances, even when he has the ability to do so. Discovering the loss of control elicits a passive reaction to a harmful situation. Psychologists call this a maladaptive response, characterized by avoidance of challenges and the collapse of problem-solving when obstacles arise. You give up trying to fight back.
An example may help: You must keep up with ever-changing mask and other hygiene theater rules, many of which make no sense (mask in the gym, but not the pool; mask when going to the restaurant toilet but not at your table; NYC hotels are closed while Vegas casinos are open; Disney California closed while Disney Florida was open) and comply.
You could push back, but you have been made afraid at a core level (forget about yourself rascal, you’re going to kill grandma if you don’t do what we say) and so you just give in. Once upon a time we were told a vaccine would end it all, yet the restrictions remain largely in place. You’re left believing nothing will fix this. Helpless to resist, you comply, “out of an abundance of caution.”
American psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier created the term “learned helplessness” in 1967. They were studying animal behavior by delivering electric shocks to dogs (it was a simpler time). Dogs who learned they couldn’t escape the shock simply stopped trying, even after the scientists removed a barrier and the dog could have jumped away.
Learned helplessness has three main features: a passive response to trauma, disbelief that trauma can be controlled, and stress.
Example: You are being stalked by a killer disease which often has no outward symptoms. There is nothing you can do but hide inside and buy things from Amazon. The government failed to stop the virus initially, failed to warn you, failed to supply ventilators and PPE gear, and failed to produce a vaccine quickly enough. You may die. You may kill your family members along the way. You have lost your job by government decree and are forced to survive on unemployment and the odd stimulus check—manufactured dependence. It is all very real: WebMD saw a 251 percent increase in searches for anxiety this April.
Americans, with their cult-like devotion to victimhood, are primed for learned helplessness. Your problems are because you’re a POC, or fat, or on some spectrum. You are not responsible, can’t fix something so systemic, and best do what you are told.
The way out is to allow people to make decisions and choices on their own. This therapy is used with victims of learned helplessness such as hostages. During their confinement all the important decisions of their life, and most of the minor ones, were made by their captors. Upon release, many hostages fear things as simple as a meal choice and need to be coaxed out of helplessness one micro-choice at a time.
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The Jan. 6 Commission – Just Another Democratic Propaganda Tool Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The Democrats have had their double impeachment of Donald Trump and are now moving on to a congressional probe of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol intrusion. We’re now in America’s third installment of the Democrat-media complex’s Soviet show trial series.
A resolution passed Wednesday 252-175 by the House, with 35 Republicans joining the Democrats, creates a commission to “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex,” as laid out by a “Dear Colleague” letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Three words in the letter – domestic terrorist attack – make it clear that the outcome has already been determined.
A particularly fitting definition of “show trials” is found on Wikipedia, which says they “tend to be retributive rather than corrective and they are also conducted for propagandistic purposes.” Retribution and propaganda are exactly what the Democrats are seeking.
But here are some facts that the Democrats are up against: The incident on Jan. 6 was an insurrection, a domestic terrorist attack, only in the perverted minds of power-hungry Democrats and their media apparatchiks. The offenders were guilty of no more than trespassing, scuffling with authorities, vandalism, and apparently some instances of theft. They were not armed with guns or explosives. The government was never in danger of being overcome. There was no plan to take hostages.
If swarming into the Capitol was a riot, it pales in comparison to the Black Lives Matter and Antifa rampages that not everyone lived through last summer (because their lives were taken by the “mostly peaceful” “demonstrators” who were aided and abetted by Democrats).
The only person killed at the U.S. Capitol was the unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, shot by a still-unnamed federal agent. The other deaths were either accidental or from natural causes. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick did not die at the hands of an insurrectionist who hit him with a fire extinguisher, a narrative the media pushed until it couldn’t. He passed away a day later from two strokes, with no external or internal injuries.
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Message to Doctors By the Ontario College of Physicians & Surgeons Shows Desperation To Silence Them Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
In Canada, doctors are actually being overtly threatened by their governing bodies to stop saying what they believe to be true in their hearts and minds. Instead, all doctors are commanded to follow in lock step with ‘public health orders and recommendations.’ The tweet below from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario needs no additional commentary. As written, it already incriminates itself.
Now you may be wondering how we have gotten to this place of rabid censorship in the medical profession so quickly. I would like you to consider that this has not happened overnight, but rather has been a slow, measured process that goes all the way back to when John D. Rockefeller created a medical monopoly that exclusively supported allopathic medicine a little over a century ago. Using his power to marginalize as ‘quackery’ thousands of years of holistic tradition and knowledge, Rockefeller created a top-down empire that was fundamentally designed as a business for the dispensation of pharmaceutical drugs that he invested millions in developing and patenting.
CPSO Statement on Public Health Misinformation: https://t.co/P06W4uKdNK
Please continue to check our regularly updated COVID-19 resource pages and FAQs for members of the public and physicians: https://t.co/w6vZEZ8rdT pic.twitter.com/11apG3SJnD
— CPSO (@cpso_ca) April 30, 2021
Over the years, most doctors seemed to believe in the efficacy of pharmaceutical drugs to some extent–after all, their training in medical school was in some ways a marketing presentation of the science-based ‘effectiveness’ of pharmaceutical drugs, with the promise that new research and development in this area would eventually lead to the defeat of all human disease. How’s that ‘War on Cancer’ working out, eh? Perhaps even more significantly, though, this indoctrination machine served as a complete dismissal of homeopathic and holistic remedies that had been around since time immemorial. For those doctors who didn’t completely buy into the propaganda, the ‘Sword of Damocles’ has quietly been held over their heads whenever they strayed a bit from medical orthodoxy. They were MDs, after all, Medical Doctors, so they were expected to promote allopathic cures and pharmaceutical products like opioids and vaccines without question. And by and large, they did. Of course, the financial incentives didn’t hurt.
However with the Covid-19 measures, we appear to have reached a ‘Watershed Moment’, where the gap between what the medical establishment is recommending and what doctors know to be best for their patients’ health has become too wide. In an attempt to prevent this gap from getting out of control, organizations like the CPSO have put out statements like the tweet above. For many doctors, that was the breaking point, and the fear of punishment, including the possibility of losing their medical license, was no longer enough to keep them silent.
Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth
Several Canadian doctors came together to write up the following Declaration, which they have invited other doctors and concerned citizens to sign on to. To date, 330 Canadian physicians have been brave enough to put their names to this document, and they have been joined by over 8,800 concerned citizens. I have put this declaration here in its entirety because it so articulately reveals the affront to public health and safety on the part of the CPSO and other licensing authorities for physicians and allied professions all over the world.
We are a broad and diverse group of Canadian physicians from across Canada who are sending out this urgent declaration to the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of our various Provinces and Territories and to the Public at large, whom we serve.
On April 30, 2021, Ontario’s physician licensing body, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), issued a statement forbidding physicians from questioning or debating any or all of the official measures imposed in response to COVID-19. 1
The CPSO then went on to threaten physicians with punishment – investigations and disciplinary action.
We regard this recent statement of the CPSO to be unethical, anti-science and deeply disturbing.
As physicians, our primary duty of care is not to the CPSO or any other authority, but to our patients.
When we became physicians, we pledged to put our patients first and that our ethical and professional duty is always first toward our patients. The CPSO statement orders us to violate our duty and pledge to our patients in the following ways:
1. Denial of the Scientific Method itself: The CPSO is ordering physicians to put aside the scientific method and to not debate the processes and conclusions of science.
We physicians know and continue to believe that throughout history, opposing views, vigorous debate and openness to new ideas have been the bedrock of scientific progress. Any major advance in science has been arrived at by practitioners vigorously questioning “official” narratives and following a different path in the pursuit of truth.
2. Violation of our Pledge to use Evidence-Based Medicine for our patients: By ordering us not to debate and not to question, the CPSO is also asking us to violate our pledge to our patients that we will always seek the best, evidence-based scientific methods for them and advocate vigorously on their behalf.
The CPSO statement orders physicians for example, not to discuss or communicate with the public about “lockdown” measures. Lockdown measures are the subject of lively debate by world-renown and widely respected experts and there are widely divergent views on this subject. The explicitly anti-lockdown Great Barrington Declaration (PDF ) was written by experts from Harvard, Stanford and Oxford Universities and more than 40,000 physicians from all over the world have signed this declaration. Several international experts including Martin Kuldorf (Harvard), David Katz (Yale), Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford) and Sunetra Gupta (Oxford) continue to strongly oppose lockdowns.
The CPSO is ordering physicians to express only pro-lockdown views, or else face investigation and discipline. This tyrannical, anti-science CPSO directive is regarded by thousands of Canadian physicians and scientists as unsupported by science and as violating the first duty of care to our patients.
3. Violation of Duty of Informed Consent: The CPSO is also ordering physicians to violate the sacred duty of informed consent – which is the process by which the patient/public is fully informed of the risks, benefits and any alternatives to the treatment or intervention, before consent is given.
The Nuremberg Code, drafted in the aftermath of the atrocities perpetrated within the Nazi concentration camps – where horrific medical experiments were performed on inmates without consent – expressly forbids the imposition of any kind of intervention without informed consent.
In the case of the lockdown intervention for example, physicians have a fiduciary duty to point out to the public that lockdowns impose their own costs on society, including in greatly increased depression and suicide rates, delayed investigation and treatment of cancer (including delayed surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy), ballooning surgical waiting lists (with attendant greatly increased patient suffering) and increased rates of child and domestic abuse.
We physicians believe that with the CPSO statement of 30 April 2021, a watershed moment in the assault on free speech and scientific inquiry has been reached.
By ordering physicians to be silent and follow only one narrative, or else face discipline and censure, the CPSO is asking us to violate our conscience, our professional ethics, the Nuremberg code and the scientific pursuit of truth.
We will never comply and will always put our patients first.
The CPSO must immediately withdraw and rescind its statement of 30 April 2021.
We also give notice to other Canadian and international licensing authorities for physicians and allied professions that the stifling of scientific inquiry and any order to violate our conscience and professional pledge to our patients, itself may constitute a crime against humanity.
All Sectors of Society Are Now Fighting Back
This declaration is the latest example of health professionals not only questioning the effectiveness and legitimacy of the Covid measures, but also engaging in the broader debate around the suppression of the rights to free speech and conscience. This debate is being waged in all sectors of society, where handfuls of politicians, police officers, lawyers, businessmen, and others are joining alternative news journalists and broadcasters in seeking to protect free speech and freedom of thought and conscience, and bringing the debate into the public domain. While mainstream media continues to endorse only one side of this debate, important arguments like the Declaration of Canadian Physicians for Science and Truth are moving stealthily online and starting to awaken the public at large.
The bigger picture that is emerging in the minds of people is that the Pandemic measures are part of a larger agenda of control that has nothing to do with their health and well-being. As more and more people realize that science, statistics and the truth all concur on the need to end all pandemic measures–and that we would be better off if they had never been instituted–we as individuals are being driven to come together to take more control over what happens on our planet, which is part of the next step in our collective evolution.
This article was originally published on my website daocoaching.com. 
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Lurking in the Woodwork Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
As is always the case, history the trickster is taking us to a place we didn’t expect to go. Personally, I don’t lose a lot of sleep over Klaus Schwab, the James Bond villain who runs the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is behind the widely touted Great Reset campaign. The Great Reset proposes to reorganize all human endeavor going forward from the top town, directed by an elite cohort of technocrat commissars, to produce a “green” utopia — mainly for their own benefit.
It’s an elaborate joke, really. The human project is surely going somewhere. The direction is determined not by technocrat megalomaniacs but by the process called emergence, which means a self-organizing reality of more dynamic forces than any coterie of megalomaniacs could hope to control. These dynamic forces are not necessarily hidden; many are working in plain sight and you can make pretty good guesses as to what’s up with them. But they control the gameboard, not Klaus and his legion of economist-engineer nerds.
One of the forces at work is our old friend from physics class: entropy, the god of disorder, randomness, and uncertainty. He is very active lately in American affairs especially, to the degree that we have no workable consensus for running this society, so that all our standards and institutions are crumbling. It’s gotten so bad that we don’t even get the news about the crumbling because The News is one of the institutions that has fallen apart. Instead of events relayed in packets that comport with reality, we get “narratives” uniformly concocted in bad faith, that are knowingly in non-compliance with reality — which is as opposite as can possibly be from what The News once aimed to do.
The worst thing about the Trump years was that he enabled his adversaries to get away with turning bad faith into the greatest virtue of all. That’s what you got in the connivance of the anti-Trump Deep Staters and The News bringing you three years of RussiaGate, Robert Mueller’s coverup operation for RussiaGate, and Rep. Adam Schiff lying his ass off without any penalty. And now you’re getting more of it courtesy of Attorney General Merrick Garland allowing political adventurers like Deputy AG Lisa Monaco to go fishing for charges against Rudy Giuliani for the express purpose of burying him in “the process” and leaving him bankrupt. The Justice Department is a broken institution now, and there isn’t enough good will or good faith around these days to put it back together.
The Woke hysteria, on the other hand, is lately revealed to be a patent hustle, and is finally inviting pushback in the schools as parents begin to loudly object to “white privilege” struggle sessions for eight-year-olds and workshopping sexual confusion with children who are not ready for any version of sex, real or fake. The Great Reset’s connection to Wokery can be seen in the efforts of George Soros to finance the elections of district attorneys around the country, and that game is unwinding as their blatant incompetence is revealed. Kim Gardner, installed in St. Louis, now faces losing her law license for the malicious prosecution of former Governor Eric Greitens. The Missouri Supreme Court is conducting the investigation. A recall effort is underway to recall Soros-backed LA DA George Gascon, who doesn’t believe in prosecuting criminals. And the DA-equivalent, State’s Attorney, in Chicago (Cook County), Kim Foxx, another Soros installation, is on the rocks not just for covering up the Jussie Smollett hoax, but for allowing the county to become a free fire zone. What was Mr. Soros thinking?
Whoever thought a year ago that the fumbling old hack Joe Biden would be sitting in the oval office, fronting for his old boss, Barack Obama? Don’t you wonder how much Mr. Obama has in some fashion been behind all the culturally-destructive shenanigans since he “retired” across town to his Kalorama stronghold? Do you wonder how much of the shadowy activity in the DOJ has simply been an effort to protect Mr. Obama? The former president has done a good job of seeming to disappear into the woodwork. I think before long we’ll understand the role he continues to play in the country’s affairs, and it’s going to be an unappetizing discovery. It might provoke a whole different kind of reset.
Reprinted with permission from Kunstler.com.
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‘No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, No Unvaxxed’ Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The government is pressing ahead with its Vaccine Passport and plans for a two-tier society are afoot. The effrontery of those leading the charge beggar’s belief.
When they said ‘there were no plans for ‘discriminatory’ Covid vaccine passports’, they were quietly funding at least eight different vaccine passport schemes since last year.
And that’s just the half of it. We are midway through a Europe-wide feasibility study for the development of a common vaccine passport, launched by the European Commission in 2018.
They would have you believe – they were caught with their trousers down, their policies are proportionate to the emergency as it unfolds, and at all times they operate according to a system of informed consent.
But hang on a minute. Since the onset of SARS-CoV-2, they have played the most astonishing game of deception and manipulation. Cooking the books and fiddling the tills.
They have deliberately plunged society into two camps – skeptics and adherents, compliant and non-conformists.
Last year established the mood for pettifogging anyone questioning the narrative, while those refusing to comply were branded narcissists and psychopaths or denounced as ‘Covid deniers’ – the modern-day equivalent of a Holocaust denier.
This government has polarised the nation on a scale never before attempted, legitimising a particular brand of prejudice and enmity not seen in Europe since the days of the Third Reich. And once the NHS App becomes your ticket to freedom on Monday, they will finally have means to weed out and punish dissidence while rewarding blind faith in authority. No matter how injurious their compliance is to society at large, the silent majority have lost their moral compass.
But it must be understood – this principle of divide and rule is as old as the hills. It was not so long ago that signs hung in the windows of establishments in Britain that read: ‘No dogs, No Irish, No blacks’. The difference today is that it won’t be the colour of your skin, your class, gender or sexual orientation that will condemn you, it will be something far more virulent – your ideology.
That this crucial point has been entirely missed by the chattering classes is astonishing. And despite the most flagrant attempts to marginalise large segments of society, identitarians, the woke brigade and other erstwhile defenders of the most marginalised remain largely unphased. Unless it is to flap their arms in the air over higher rates of vaccine hesitancy amongst ethnic minorities. But the rest of us can go to hell.
Who cares about anyone not from a protected social group, right?
In this bizarre parochial moral imperative, discrimination is only frowned upon if you’re discriminating against someone’s authorised and rubber-stamped marks of distinction, whereas discrimination, of and by itself, is entirely permissible.
These crowd-pleasers would defend their moral high ground by telling you “the unvaccinated are selfishly putting others’ lives at risk”, or that “mask refuseniks are superspreaders”. But hold on a minute. All of this is pure conjecture which, like everything else under the post-COVID sun, has been founded on speculative science and policies pulled straight from the magician’s hat.
Other than taking the government on its word, where is the actual evidence of asymptomatic transmission? Where is the evidence of mask efficacy?
In fact, can someone point me to a single risk assessment for any of these high-risk interventions? But to deny someone entry into an establishment, to prevent them from travelling, shopping, or worse, stepping foot outside of their own bolthole is no moot point. These are very real and tangible forms of discrimination, for no other reason than you personally disagree with their choices.
These people have clearly made peace with the fact that membership to society is now the exception rather than the rule. They labour under some neotribal sense of entitlement – if you’re not with us, you’re against us. Like their neolithic ancestors they take refuge in the herd from an unseen predator threatening their hand to mouth existences. Positioning themselves in the upper echelons of this looming two-tier system, with others equally desperate to get their lives back and ready to submit to whatever ephemeral demands are made of them in return for one coveted free pass to re-enter polite society.
While the rest of us – who will not be spoken for, bribed or coerced – will risk excommunication from the social-balm in defence of our principles.
This loose association of the poorest and most marginalised, conscientious objectors, lockdown skeptics, and anyone with a shred of faith in their god-given sovereignty of being or bodily autonomy will wage a personal crusade of civil disobedience against the tyranny de jour, as Tolstoy, Gandhi and Martin Luther King did before them. For them, braver men have endured far worse for much less.
But what the first group fails to realise is that they are doing the unofficial bidding of another group – the well-healed members of our political establishment to whom the rules do not apply. Who are protected by more exemptions than the rest of us are governed by regulations. And who, at the onset of the pandemic, were not caught with their pants down, as the general population was.
As this group spoke of herd immunity, they quietly struck a £119 million COVID advertising and propaganda deal with one of the world’s biggest marketing companies. Going on to become the UK’s biggest advertiser in 2020.
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Natural Law Tidbits Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
This will be a little choppy….
The Incarnation
Romans 2: 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)
God has written the (natural) law on men’s hearts, whether they believe in God or not.  C.S. Lewis develops this in the Appendix of The Abolition of Man.  And some version of the Golden Rule is found in every major religion.  Let the non-believers believe whatever they want about why this is so.  We know it is because God made man in His image and breathed into man, giving him a soul.
If this is so, that God has written the law on men’s hearts, why was pre-Christian Rome so ethically degenerate – believing, all-the-while, that their behavior was quite moral? As I have noted before, Rome was a cruel society, albeit the Romans did not believe it to be.  They practiced their ethic, finding their behaviors to be quite moral.
What was some of that Roman morality?  Thousands of slaves crucified at a time; executions in the central amphitheater, cheered on by thousands of onlookers; slavery, necessary and beneficial; women, kept in the quiet rooms of the house; infanticide.
It wasn’t that these actions were done but frowned upon; these were done openly and considered moral.  Other societies around the world at that time held similar moral views.  So where was this law written by God on men’s hearts?  Why were there no pangs of guilt or remorse at such behavior?
This began to change with Christianity, almost immediately.  While slavery continued, with Constantine the slaves were no longer to be the sex toys of their masters; women held a respected role with the growth of the Church; infants were made in God’s image, just as much as their parents.
Not to say civilization immediately resolved all of these moral issues – we still work on these today (sadly, going backwards on many).  But the change wasn’t a natural evolution from pre-Christian Greco-Roman morality.
Did it take the Incarnation to change this?  Clearly, God just giving man the Law was not sufficient (the Hebrews couldn’t even get out of the desert due to their failures).  Various ancient cultures had some version of the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.  But they all took as moral many behaviors that violated many of these same commandments.
Was there something necessary about seeing the Law fulfilled in one Man, in the flesh, incarnate?  Correlation is not causation, and sometimes coincidence is nothing more than coincidence.  But sometimes correlation is due to causation, and coincidence is not merely coincidence.
Did it take the Incarnation of Jesus to open up man’s eyes and enable his reason to discover the natural law?  I will have to give this more thought, and welcome any thoughts you have.
The Search for Meaning
The foundation of, and objective for, natural law ethics is to be found in man’s purpose.  Man’s purpose is beatitudo.  Normally translated as happiness, but not the superficial meaning as we know the term today.  Better translated as fulfillment through other-regarding action: love.  Jesus said the same thing, when answering the question about the greatest commandment: love.
A non-believer wouldn’t put it this way, yet he still is brought to tears when Tony Stark snaps his fingers in Endgame.  Why?  As noted in the passage from Romans, above: God has written it on men’s hearts.
There has been plenty of discussion in the last few years about what has been labeled the meaning crisis in the West.  I find that resolving this meaning crisis and moving toward liberty are both addressable by the same thing (and only this one thing): how is one to live?  The answer is easy: according to man’s purpose.  A second question: how do I find meaning?  That answer is easy: by living according to man’s purpose.  What is man’s purpose?  Beatitudo: Love.
A lion in a zoo has plenty of food without the struggle of the hunt, access to free healthcare, and is protected in every physical way.  Is he living a meaningful life?  To ask the question is to answer it.  His life has meaning if he lives according to his purpose – and that purpose isn’t going to be found in a zoo.
This is why the search for meaning must incorporate the importance of a natural law ethic.  It is the ethic that conforms to man’s purpose, and a life lived according to man’s purpose is a life of meaning.
Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.
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Did the GOP Just Dodge a Bullet? Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
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When he took the floor of the Senate to reject the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission, Mitch McConnell may have salvaged his party’s chances to recapture the House in 2022.
For that commission, being spun as a “bipartisan” effort to learn what “really happened” in the Capitol that fateful day, is a Democratic scheme to have the left’s version of events on Jan. 6 enshrined as the official history of the United States.
And what is the left’s version?
It is that the forced entry and five-hour occupation of the Capitol by hundreds of Trumpists was “an attempted coup d’etat,” an “armed insurrection,” an act of “domestic terrorism,” the “worst attack on the Capitol since the British burned it down in the War of 1812” — and a “threat to our democracy” unrivaled since the Civil War.
Moreover, those who shouted, “Hang Mike Pence!” were out to kill the vice president to prevent his doing his duty and overseeing the count of the electoral votes that would make Joe Biden president.
And the instigation and inspiration for the assault was Donald Trump’s two months of promoting the “Big Lie” that the presidential election had been “rigged” and “stolen,” as was his rally speech on the Mall that day that called on his followers to march on the Capitol.
This is the party line the establishment wants written into the record as the official version of events that day.
But is that the truth, or is that a painted-up version of the truth?
While the mob that breached the Capitol in the afternoon of Jan. 6 was no “normal tourist visit,” as one GOP congressman has suggested, nor was it an attempted coup or an armed insurrection.
No statue in the Capitol was pulled down, as would have been the case had antifa or BLM invaded the building. No painting was desecrated. No act of arson was committed. No gun was drawn, or brandished, or fired by Proud Boys or Oath Keepers or Trumpists within the building.
The lone victim of gunfire in the Capitol that day was an Air Force veteran with a decade of service, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot in the neck by a Capitol cop from the other side of a closed door to the speaker’s chamber.
Babbitt was engaged in an unlawful act, but nothing she was trying to do justifies her being shot to death. Four months later, we still do not know the identity of the cop who killed her.
This is not to excuse what went on during that invasion of the Capitol, which was a shameful disgrace. Cops were assaulted and injured as the crowd smashed its way in. Windows were shattered. Offices, including the speaker’s, were ransacked. Crimes were committed.
But the people who should sort this out and allocate blame where it belongs are police and FBI investigators and U.S. and D.C. prosecutors, not political partisans in the warring parties of a polarized nation.
Democrats had anticipated that the commission hearings would rivet the nation and media’s attention all this year, with the final report coming out at year’s end. This would enable the Democrats and their media allies to make Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 — the worst day of his presidency — and not the record of Joe Biden — the issue of 2022.
When Trump labeled this commission idea a “Democratic trap,” he nailed it. Republican Senate Whip John Thune also got it right:
“Anything that gets us rehashing the 2020 election… is a day lost on being able to draw a contrast between us and the Democrats’ very radical left-wing agenda.”
To establish the commission, which was approved on Wednesday by the House, Senate Democrats now need to find 10 Republican votes, which, after McConnell’s declared opposition, they do not have.
This “national commission” gambit is an old one in U.S. politics
In 1967, after urban riots in the Black communities of Newark and Detroit, LBJ appointed a National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Liberal Democratic Governor Otto Kerner was named chairman and ultra-liberal Republican Mayor John Lindsay of New York vice chairman.
Early in election year 1968, the Kerner Commission declared that white racism was the underlying cause of the Black riots.
And this has since been a recurring theme of the left.
Again, this not to excuse what took place on Jan. 6.
But if it was an insurrection, an act of sedition, an attempted coup, an act of domestic terrorism, the conspirators should be charged in court, for each of these is a specific crime. And if anyone plotted to kill Mike Pence, then they should be charged with that and put on trial.
But it would be folly for the GOP to cooperate in a Democratic scheme to indict the GOP and Trump presidency in the court of public opinion for abetting something close to treason, which did not happen.
The Jan. 6 national commission idea, understandably supported by every congressional Democrat, belongs in the dumpster.
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Covid National Security & Emergency Status – Illegal? Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Legally, for the HHS to declare a State of Emergency they must determine there is a National Security Threat.   In order for that threat to be confirmed, there are multiple rules in place that assist in making the declaration.   Those rules would dictate that in order for a disease to be considered a viable cause for implementing the Emergency Order, it should be identified as a terrorist attack, a biological warfare attack that justifies it as a Security issue both at home and for American citizens abroad.
In addition, in order for the FDA to authorize unlicensed, unapproved treatment for a disease, there can NOT be any other available treatments.
Public Health Emergency Law:   A pre-requisite to determining the use of biological agents to treat a disease via the EUA – There can be no adequate, approved, and available alternative to the product for diagnosing, preventing, or treating the disease or condition.
In addition:   Within the emergency authorization, fact sheets providing the potential risks shall be provided to each patient who then has the ‘option’ to accept or refuse the product with no consequences! In addition, the FDA is mandated to provide patients with alternatives whether approved for use or not. State and local officials must comply with the conditions attached to the tests and treatments, ie refusing to comply shall have zero consequences.
NO tests or treatments shall be mandated given the entire purpose is to uphold economic and individual freedom and ALL measures will be deemed ‘GUIDANCE’ and shall not infringe on freedom.
Lockdowns and closures were – illegal.   We were not fighting an attack.   We were fighting a disease.  Diseases are NOT terrorists.
Humor!   In the wake of all the rules promoted by various states in converting our freedoms to illegal wakes, 2 democrat senators have determined 2 measures should be made law: 1. Third party delivery apps would have a cap on fees, and 2.   Restaurants would be allowed to sell ‘cocktails to go’ for two years.   Priorities!
These statements, rules and guidance I am quoting are stipulated within The Homeland Security Act, Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures, Public Health Service Act and the FDA.
The authority for treatment is specified as coming from government ‘stockpiles’ or from previously issued but unapproved treatments that meet risk evaluation vs benefit analysis, or from treatments approved for other diseases but not yet approved for this disease.   These treatments must continue to undergo rigorous trials and updates made available on a continual basis to the FDA in the form of reports.   These reports which must be made public via the FDA must include adverse reactions – as in keeping the public informed.  To the best of my knowledge none of these requirements have been met.
March 27, 2020, the Following Federal Declaration was issued by Azar, Secretary for HHS:
“…there is a public health emergency that has a significant potential to affect national security or the health and security of United States citizens living abroad and that involves a novel (new) coronavirus (nCoV) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in 2019 (2019-nCoV). The virus is now named SARS-CoV-2, which causes the illness COVID-19. On the basis of this determination, he (Azar, Sec of Health) also declared that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic, pursuant to section 564 of the FD&C Act, subject to the terms of any authorization issued under that section.”
According to the FD&C Act 564, the FDA must determine that: “If the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) determines that there is a public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) §31910 that affects, or has significant potential to affect, national security and involves specified CBRN agents (chemical warfare) and diseases… an EUA can be allowed.
In other words, all these authorizations were dependent on the one thing the White House and Fauci continually denied!   A Terrorist Attack using chemical agents. As such, they acted outside their authority.
The Heritage Organization issued an essay in 2015 targeting misconceptions on the use of and definition of National Security. Identifying what it is NOT, Heritage issued this statement:   “While a pandemic disease could endanger the safety and security of thousands of Americans, unless it is committed as an act of biological terrorism, it should be considered a matter of health and domestic safety, not national security.”
Once again, the distinction is whether an event occurs as a direct result of an attack, or act of biological terrorism, or whether it is a ‘social security’.   Further undermining the entire federal, state and local misuse of power.   National Security is not climate change, it is not gender identity, it is not human rights.   And it is not disease. National Security involves a threat of war wherein the military is involved.  That has always been it’s purpose and interpretation.
As such, 1000 lawyers and 10,000 doctors have convened to file a lawsuit claiming the CoVid laws and lockdowns violated the Nürnberg Code against the CDC, WHO and Davos Group for crimes against humanity. Stating:
The PCR test was never designed to detect pathogens and is 100% inaccurate at 35 cycles. All PCR tests monitored by the CDC are set at 37 to 45 cycles.
Under Article 32 of the 1949 Geneva Convention, “mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not required for the medical treatment of a protected person” are prohibited.
However, the Nuremberg Code is based on the ‘Consequences of War’ – so the entire lawsuit may be tossed unless the National Security issue is triggered.  A very interesting conundrum!   Because governments declared a disease was a National Security Threat, they have in fact triggered the very concept of War – which would then trigger the Nuremberg Code.   If it is deemed to NOT fall into the category of war, then every aspect of lockdowns was ILLEGAL>
This originally appeared on HelenaGlass.net.
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Who Elected America To Rule the World? Friday 21 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
One aspect of American exceptionalism is undoubtedly true. American policymakers believe that they have been anointed by heaven to rule the world. Just as God cares if a sparrow falls to earth, U.S. officials believe anything anyone does anywhere on the planet is a matter of Washington’s concern. That is reflected in a foreign policy which essentially has turned the Monroe Doctrine into a global strategy: the US, and only the US, is entitled to intervene everywhere on earth.
Admittedly, the policy is not entirely consistent, with Uncle Sam sometimes implicitly delegating its authority. For instance, Washington cares little if, say, France sends its troops to Francophone Africa. Libya became a military mishmash involving several European and Middle Eastern allies, while Washington stuck with diplomacy. American officials did not object when Saudi Arabia used its military to bolster Bahrain’s minority Sunni monarchy, crushing largely Shia pro-democracy protests; worse, the US actively aided Riyadh’s murderous invasion of Yemen.
However, the US has tried, often at great expense in blood and treasure, to generally keep order and transform societies in Central Asia, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. Washington’s moralistic arrogance and imperial pretensions often proved breathtaking. Unfortunately, the result has been many costly failures, such as the Iraq invasion.
Even more intrusive, however, is US sanctions policy. Originally they were just restrictions on Americans. For example, the Cuban embargo, applied six decades ago, prevents (with some exceptions) Americans from dealing with Cuba. Other governments typically did the same, restricting only their citizens, not foreign nationals. No one imagined that Washington was empowered to unilaterally regulate global commerce and punish anyone anywhere who defied American dictates.
However, in the 1980s US policymakers discovered secondary and financial sanctions. Given America’s global economic dominance, Washington now can make other nations and businesses enforce US policies. Any bank that uses dollars or relies on transactions routed through America can be fined billions of dollars for conducting any transaction, no matter how minor, with a sanctioned person or entity. In this way Washington seeks to force the entire world to implement American policy.
This has caused allied states, most notably in Europe, to follow US policy even when contrary to their own interests. For instance, European firms and individuals are punished for investments in Cuba. Europeans long were effectively barred from dealing with Sudan. More recently US sanctions prevented European companies from serving the Iranian market under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action even as European governments attempted to save the accord from the Trump administration’s counterproductive “maximum pressure” campaign.
However, these steps, which triggered European resistance rather than acquiescence, did not go far enough for America’s hyper-interventionists and extremist hawks who, some suspected, hoped to create an excuse for war in several hotspots. (Many of them are cheerleading Israeli strikes on Palestinian civilians in the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas.)
The US also took a more hostile position toward Russia than did Europe. Washington policymakers, separated from Moscow by a large ocean, may have felt freer to risk conflict, since it would be primarily fought in Europe. After all, that was the case for both world wars in the 20th century. Nor had neoconservatives shown much concern for non-American casualties, which ran in the hundreds of thousands or more, during the nearly two decades of quasi-imperial conflict. The ever-egregious Sen. Lindsey Graham even dismissed the cost of a renewed Korean War since it would be “over there” on the Korean Peninsula. Why worry about a few hundred thousand or million South Korean casualties among allies, he apparently thought?
Believing that it was entitled to set its own energy policy, Germany agreed with Russia to build the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project. The US government then lashed out at Berlin directly. In December 2019 American legislators, convinced of their unique virtue and perspicacity, approved legislation targeting European companies involved in the project. The measure, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as one of the authors, also would have the convenient benefit of promoting American liquified natural gas exports. It is convenient when an American politician claiming to do good also does well for his favored interest groups.
Although the project was almost complete, the sanctions threat caused European firms to flee. Cruz, along with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, appeared to enjoy writing letters threatening European enterprises with economic devastation and ruin. As Lord Acton warned, “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” So it had with such sanctions supporters.
The GOP trio even threatened a German port owned by a local government: “This letter serves as formal legal notice that these goods, services, support, and provisioning risk exposing Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH and Mukran Port, as well as your board members, corporate officers, shareholders, and employees, to crushing legal and economic sanctions, which our government will be mandated to impose. These sanctions include potentially fatal measures that will cut off Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH from the United States commercially and financially. The only responsible course of action is for Fährhafen Sassnitz GmbH to exercise contractual options that it has available to cease these activities.” Unsurprisingly, Berlin’s reaction was anger and outrage, especially since officials believed Cruz’s participation was based on squalid economic interest.
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The Hypocrisy of the Left on Discrimination
The New ‘Respect-the-Science’ Regime
Good Riddance, Liz Cheney
Can Federal Judges Alter the Constitution?
Re: An American Classical Liberalism
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Insider View: The Tragedy of the U.S. Deep State
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The Hypocrisy of the Left on DiscriminationTuesday 11 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
“No, I won’t serve you,” said an employee of a Seattle chocolate shop to two cops.
The incident allegedly occurred on April 27 at Chocolati in the Wallingford neighborhood. The employee—a white girl with green streaks in her hair—refused to sell the cops a box of chocolates. The cops then left.
The Post Millennial contacted Chocolati for comment and a store employee who answered the phone said in conversation:
Is this how you want to spend your time? Getting essential workers in trouble?
Shouldn’t you be spending your time harassing homeless people?
You really want to spend your time getting essential workers in trouble?
Go f*** yourself.
After the story broke, a third officer said that he had experienced the same treatment at another  Chocolati location.
The company is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, which is very much against the police.
I have not seen any liberal news sites, progressive pundits, or Democratic politicians denounce this blatant act of discrimination. The hypocrisy of the Left on discrimination knows no bounds.
Imagine if two blacks, two American Indians, two Hispanics, two Jews, two Muslims, two homeless people, two illegal aliens, two soldiers, two hippies, two gays, two lesbians, or two transsexuals were refused service at this or any other place of business.
No matter how small a town it happened in, it would be national news for weeks. We would be harangued by the news media day and night about the evils of discrimination. There would be demonstrations, riots, and boycotts. The talking heads on television would lecture us on how immoral and unethical it was to refuse anyone service. There would be calls for a federal civil rights lawsuit.
The “public accommodations” section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would be trotted out: “All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, and privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.” To this has been added discrimination on the ground of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age.
Now, all of this being said, I still support the right of this chocolate shop in Seattle or any business establishment anywhere to refuse to serve anyone. This is not because I hate blacks, American Indians, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, homeless people, illegal aliens, soldiers, hippies, gays, lesbians, or transsexuals. It is because I believe in individual liberty and property rights.
If a Christian baker or a florist wants to refuse to bake a cake or arrange flowers for the “marriage” of a same-sex couple, then the couple are free to take their business elsewhere. If the Catholic owner of a store doesn’t want to sell to Protestants, then there are many other options available. If a Republican businessman advertises that members of the Republican Party receive a discount, then Democrats can pay full price or take their business elsewhere. If a church of cultural conservatives refuses to receive as members those who are part of the “LGBTQ+ community,” then there are many other churches that will receive them with open arms. If a black-owned business doesn’t want to sell to “whitey,” then there are plenty of other businesses that are colorblind. When I have been refused service at a restaurant because I would not wear a face mask to walk to my table, I ate elsewhere.
In a free society, the right to refuse service is universal and absolute. All businesses would have the right to discriminate against any potential patron on any basis and for any reason. No one has the right to shop at any particular store, eat at any particular restaurant, or work any particular job.
Since discrimination is not aggression, force, coercion, threat, or violence, the government should never prohibit it, seek to prevent it, or prosecute anyone for doing it. Anti-discrimination laws are an attack on property rights, freedom of association, and freedom of thought. But instead of being repealed, they are being expanded every year to include more and more oppressed groups. This is anathema to a free society.
Hey cops, next time try a donut shop. They have never been known to refuse to serve cops.
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The New ‘Respect-the-Science’ RegimeWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The new mating call of the Bolshevik regime that now rules Washington, D.C. is “respect the science.“  Even senile old Joe Biden, a lifelong corrupt political hack who may not even remember anymore what planet he is on, is fed the line by his handlers.  It’s really hilarious to be preached at in this way since such people obviously know nothing whatsoever about science and the scientific method and do not have the brain matter to begin understanding it.
What the establishment really means by “respect the science,” however, is: “Do as we say, or else.“  They don’t mean real science and scientific knowledge, derived from research, testing of theories, intellectual debate and discussion.  No real scientist would ever utter the words “settled science,” especially areas of scientific research that are based on statistical probabilities, as is true of ALL medical science. (“The practice of medicine is all about statistics,” a young emergency room physician said to me recently).  The notion that the earth was flat was once “settled science,” after all.  Only ignorant buffoons and political shysters like Al Gore or Joe Biden (and your typical American “journalist”) would mumble such nonsense.
There are no longer any tradeoffs in life, government has announced, such as recognizing that lockdowns abolish economic freedom, impoverish millions, and destroy lives.  All of that is to be ignored, and anyone who brings it up is branded as an enemy of human civilization.  “Truth” is determined solely in Washington, D.C. as espoused by the establishment’s paid propaganda peons such as one Anthony Fauci, a lifelong government bureaucrat who went to medical school sixty years ago but never actually practiced medicine himself.
Fauci, and only Fauci, is to dispense “scientific” information about pandemics and such, we are told by our rulers; all others are to be condemned as quacks and conspiracy theorists in the name of “respecting the science.“  Only Fauci possesses the deep, dark secrets of “science.“  When a Trump administration cabinet member told the media in the Spring of 2020 that a second opinion was a good idea, they jeered at and attacked him.  They worked diligently to try to destroy Dr. Scott Atlas, who did manage to offer a second opinion from his position in the Trump administration, even though he was essentially censored by the “mainstream media.“  When Senator Rand Paul asked Fauci why he was still wearing two masks in public after being vaccinated, the media did not follow up on his obvious question, but rabidly attacked the senator for bringing it up.  Nothing in the world is more un-scientific than this version of “science” that is practiced by the white-coat-wearing prostitutes of the “public health” bureaucracy and its political patrons.
Real Science
Now that “respect the science” has replaced “In God We Trust” as the motto of America, let’s make some initial suggestions regarding how to go about following the science in another area, economic science.  (“Mainstream” economics has aped the scientific method of the physical sciences ever since the early twentieth century).  For starters, we should immediately abolish all minimum-wage laws, since economic science has for generations explained how it causes unemployment among the least skilled and educated workers in society, primarily young people.
In fact, all price ceilings and price floors should be abolished as well.  Economic science has proven for generations that price ceilings cause shortages, wastage of resources, and corruption as bribery becomes a method of allocating the shortages.  They have also caused death and disease for centuries when applied to food and other essentials of life.
Price floors in agriculture cause surpluses by encouraging farmers to supply more agricultural products than people are willing to buy at artificially-inflated prices.  This causes enormous waste of food when there are people in the world going hungry.  Government often uses tax dollars to buy the surplus food and then gives it away to poorer countries as “foreign aid,” patting itself on the back for doing so.  The problem, however, is that dumping millions of tons of grain, for example, on a poor country has often caused the price of grain there to approach zero, driving that country’s farmers into extinction.
Rent-control laws are price ceilings on rental housing that cause housing shortages and blight, as landlords often just abandon their properties rendered profitless by the rent control laws.  They should therefore all be abolished immediately.
Economic science (and common sense and reality) has also proven for centuries that government “enterprises” are notoriously less efficient than private enterprises operating in a regime of private property and free-market prices.  Just look at the whole sordid history of socialism.  Economic science therefore calls for the privatization of all government enterprises.
It is also well established that the Fed has made inflation and unemployment worse ever since it was created in 1913, having caused numerous boom-and-bust cycles and ruined the value of the dollar.  It also disguises the costs of war (and all other government programs it finances), making senseless, aggressive wars more frequent and longer lasting.  Economic science therefore calls for the abolition of the Fed.  Respect the science.
The Chicago School of Economics has devoted decades to research and publications on the topic of government regulation, one conclusion of which is that most (if not all) regulation of industry is for the benefit of the industry at the expense of the rest of society.  After all, why would corporate lobbyists lobby for regulations that benefit others when they could lobby for regulation that benefits themselves at the expense of others instead?  Chicago economists call this the “capture theory of regulation.“  Economic science calls for the abolition of all such regulation.  Respect the (economic) science.
A related issue is how it has been proven by economic science that occupational licensing regulation by governments is just another monopoly-creating, crony-capitalist scam.  Such regulatory bodies are typically controlled by incumbents in a profession with the purpose of limiting entry or competition for their services, which would of course drop their price.   Shut them all down, says economic science.
Some years ago economics professors Richard Vedder, James Gwartney, and Randall Holcombe prepared a statistical study for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress that showed that when government stuck to its basic constitutional functions and the political plunder of rent seeking was limited, a case could be made that the stable society that resulted was conducive to peace and prosperity.  But once government expands beyond that and becomes involved in taxing one group of citizens in order to buy votes from other groups, the effect is impoverishing as more an more people decide that the way to pad their incomes is political manipulation instead of work and production.  Fewer engineers and more lawyers will therefore be a curse on society.  The Birth of the Transfer Society by P.J. Hill and Terry Anderson explains this in historical perspective.  Accordingly, any governmental function that is not specifically listed in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution should be immediately abolished.
Respect the science.
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Good Riddance, Liz CheneyWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
There have been few politicians in modern times who have done more to undermine personal liberty, capitalist prosperity, small government and especially world peace than the Cheney Clan. So upon Liz Cheney’s ouster from the #3 job in the US House GOP hierarchy, we say: Good riddance!
And, no, we don’t begrudge her vote to impeach the Donald. The man is such an insufferable bully-boy and megalomaniac that upon his richly deserved exile from Washington her “yes” vote amounted to little more than a slightly offensive Bronx cheer.
But what is profoundly offensive about the Cheneys is their central role in high-jacking the Republican Party in behalf of the demented worldview of a small priesthood of neocon intellectuals. The latter have turned the Warfare State of the now defunct cold war with the Soviet Union into a globe-spanning imperialist monster that has bled America dry fiscally and unleashed unjustified destruction and mayhem all around the planet in a manner that would have put even Imperial Rome to shame.
The immorality, stupidity and monumental fiscal waste of the neocon Forever Wars is bad enough, but actually there is something even more lamentable.
To wit, in today’s world, prosperity and liberty depend more than ever on fiscal rectitude and a conservative party that fights relentlessly and effectively to uphold it. Otherwise, the inherent self-aggrandizing proclivities of the state and the pork-barrel propensities of elected politicians will mushroom unchecked.
Yet impairment of the fiscally conservative party was the basic and original reason why the Reagan Revolution failed. It was hard enough to get elected GOP legislators to walk the plank in behalf of canceling popular Washington handouts or curtailing the entitlement benefits of up to 45% of the public that gets checks directly or indirectly from Uncle Sam. And that was even with the tailwind of a charismatic communicator in the Oval Office.
But when they were asked to face the slings and arrows of domestic interest groups and beneficiaries enraged by the Gipper’s budget cuts while simultaneously voting for massive defense increases even larger than the domestic cuts, well, they just didn’t.
After the early 1981 round of modest spending cuts it was all over except the shouting because the incipient neocons of the day convinced Reagan that the economically and industrially collapsing Soviet Union was still striving for world domination and first strike nuclear capacity, when both propositions amounted to exaggerations, lies and self-serving propaganda of the military industrial complex.
As a result, Reagan essentially threw in the towel on domestic spending retrenchment to save his huge and wholly unnecessary defense buildup. In turn, that meant that virtually no domestic programs of material import were abolished, thereby insuring that the programs modestly cut in 1981 could live for another day and an eventual recovery and make-whole, which is what actually happened.
So when the defense budget kept rising and some of the domestic cuts just got pushed back to state and local governments, the total spending share of GDP barely missed a beat during the Reagan era. In fact, the government spending share of GDP ended higher than during any previous presidential term since WWII.
Total Government Spending Share of GDP:
Eisenhower 1960: 27.5%;
Kennedy-Johnson 1968: 30.7%;
Nixon-Ford 1976: 32.9%;
Carter 1980: 32.7;
Reagan 1988: 33.7%
Still, contrary to neocon revisionism, the Reagan defense buildup did not cause the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It was the inherent impossibility of communist dictatorship and central planning that caused its economy to fail, the morale of its people to wither and its military to run out of resources.
This not only put the lie to the Reagan defense buildup, but, more importantly, offered the Republican party a historic reprieve. It could now jettison its embrace of Big Government on the Pentagon side of the Potomac and its politically motivated acquiescence to the Welfare State to assure funding for the the Warfare State.
But that was not to be and it’s Liz Cheney’s old man more than anyone else who is responsible. By becoming a stalwart war-hawk, he helped lose the strategic moment in history in 1991 when the shell of the Soviet Union formerly disappeared from the face of the earth, bringing to a close the 75-Years War that incepted with the “guns of August” in 1914.
At that point, America needed a Secretary of Defense who could see that the waters of war had parted, and that the Warfare State which had barnacled American governance for most of the years since the Great War could now be dismantled. Destiny had, in fact, bestowed upon Washington a golden opportunity to lead the world to disarmament and a restoration of the status quo ante of 1913—a world at peace and enjoying a flowering of global commerce, prosperity and freedom like never before.
What America got, instead, was a brash advocate of Washington hegemony in a now so-called “unipolar” world and an arrogant champion of applying military power or the threat of it against weak states like Iraq, Iran and North Korea which did not bend to Washington’s edicts, even if they presented no national security threat to the American homeland (they clearly didn’t).
Indeed, Dick Cheney emerged during those years as the foremost advocate of the American Imperium, and not unsurprisingly so. We had known him as a colleague in the US House as a moderate conservative on the issues, but also as a man in a hurry to accumulate power. That he did by rising to the rank of House GOP Conference Chairman after 1985, the same position that Liz Cheney holds today.
So when Bush the Elder called upon him to become defense secretary in 1989, Cheney was by then a 50-year old who had spent his entire career suckling from the public teat.
That started in the Wisconsin statehouse in 1966 and thereafter he was quickly off to Washington as a Congressional intern in 1969. There he soon hitched his star to Don Rumsfeld in the Nixon White House, eventually working his way up the slippery slope to Chief of Staff to President Ford. And that was followed by election to Congress from Wyoming in 1978 and embrace of the neocon national security ideology during his years in the US House in the 1980s.
The man’s sins as Secretary of Defense were history changing. He fully supported Bush the Elder’s rash drawing of a line in the sand during Saddam’s petty quarrel with the Emir of Kuwait over OPEC quotas; the latter’s alleged theft of oil from Iraq via directional drilling along their artificial border that had been affixed by the Arab League as recently as 1960; and the war debts to Kuwait that had stemmed from Saddam’s Gulf States supported invasion of Iran during the 1980s.
The fact is, America had no dog in that hunt and should have never intervened military, but essentially did so because it could for the first time since WW II owing to the Soviet Union’s disappearance.
What added insult to injury, however, was Dick Cheney’s personal diplomacy in convincing Saudi Arabia to permit several hundred thousand American troops to be deployed on the sacred lands of the two holy places, the catalyst which turned America’s anti-Soviet mercenary army in Afghanistan, Osama bin-Laden and his al-Qaeda jihadists, into implacable enemies. The war on terrorism which inexorably followed thereupon was essentially the spawn of Cheney’s foolish brinkmanship in a middle eastern world he did not remotely understand and which presented no threat to the safety and security of America anyway.
Likewise, it was Cheney and his neocon pals in the administration of Bush the Elder who launched the unwarranted demonization of Iran, which became another bloody thread in the neocon hegemony. The phony “leading state sponsor of terrorism” charge, in fact, has justified Washington’s destructive meddling in the region ever since.
Ironically, after Washington helped Saddam Hussein make war on the Iranians during the 1980s, Cheney ultimately put him to the gallows during the regency of Bush the Younger, paving the way for his fortunately aborted plan to take out Iran’s embryonic uranium enrichment facilities with nuclear bombs.
The single most important development attendant upon the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, of course, was the opportunity for NATO to declare victory, fold its tent and dissolve.
Alas, that was not to be, either, because it was Dick Cheney and his neocon henchman who got the NATO allies into the first Gulf War and conceived of the perversely misguided strategy of bringing the former eastern European satellites of the Soviet Union into NATO. So doing, they laid the foundation for today’s utterly pointless and dangerous confrontation with Russia owing to NATO’s hostile presence on its very doorstep.
Needless to say, the Cheneys are a case of the rotten apple falling directly and completely from the poisoned tree. To our knowledge, Liz Cheney has never strayed an inch from the neocon line on any of the Forever Wars, Washington’s foolishly provocative pressure on Russia or the current insane $800 billion national security budget.
Undoubtedly, the Donald’s rejection of the neocon imperium, poorly and inconsistently executed as it was, is what turned the Cheneys into enemies. And for that, at least, he deserves some credit.
‘Moreover, if his misguided followers in the ranks of House Republicans can now get rid of the Cheney Clan, he deserves even more.
At least that would be a start toward the restoration of a conservative party free from the toxic influence of Washington’s neocon cabal, and therefore capable of re-engaging with its real mission in American democracy—that of bringing Leviathan to heel on both sides of the Potomac.
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Reprinted with permission from David Stockman’s Contra Corner.
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Can Federal Judges Alter the Constitution?Wednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
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“No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.“ — Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Last year, a detainee at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, filed a writ of habeas corpus in a federal district court in Washington, D.C. — to which all cases from Guantanamo have been assigned — and it was denied because he was not in the United States.
A writ of habeas corpus is the ancient individual right of every person confined by the government to require the government to justify the confinement under the law to a neutral judge. That right is guaranteed by the Constitution. This is so because the framers, who knew of summary incarceration by British authorities, made certain that the new government here could not treat any persons as the British government had treated the colonists.
One of the arguments that the British government had made was that the rights of Englishmen — which included the right of habeas corpus — only applied to persons in England. So the framers included language in the Constitution that prohibited the suspension of the right except in cases of rebellion or invasion of such magnitude that the courts could not sit. Like most rights in the Bill of Rights, the Constitution does not grant the right of habeas corpus — which comes from our humanity — but prohibits the denial of it.
When Congress attempted to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in 2006, denying the jurisdiction of federal courts to hear habeas applications from any detainee at Guantanamo Bay, the Supreme Court, in a landmark case called Boumediene v. Bush, invalidated Congress’ attempts to interfere with the application of constitutionally guaranteed liberties. It did so for several reasons. There was no invasion or rebellion in the U.S. preventing the courts from sitting. And, assessing the validity of constitutional rights is a judicial not a congressional function.
It also ruled that all people detained by the U.S. government have the right to compel the government to justify the detention in a federal court.
The court reviewed the efforts of British monarchs to move prisoners to far-off places, and American forces in wartime doing the same, to argue to courts that the rights guaranteed to people in the British or the U.S. constitutions only applied in areas over which the governments had sovereignty.
The court rejected that argument and basically ruled that wherever the government goes, the Constitution — and thus the rights it guarantees and the restraints it imposes upon government — goes with it.
That has been the law of the land for all persons in custody — no matter their place of birth or place of detention or how they got there — until a decision of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The recently invalidated ruling came down during the 2020 presidential campaign and never made the front pages.
That 2020 decision, which rejected the petition for habeas corpus filed by the detainee at Guantanamo Bay, purported to change the law. It held that unless a detainee is physically present in the United States or has property here, he is not entitled to habeas or due process relief.
There are two constitutional principles at stake. The first is habeas corpus, and the second is due process. The detainee who sought habeas corpus was met with a judicial decision that denied him both. It also purported to change the Constitution by adding the physical presence of a person or property as a precondition to exercising his fundamental rights.
These judicially crafted preconditions appear nowhere in the Constitution or in the Boumediene case. In fact, they defy both. If the physical presence of the person or his property were required before the courts could hear his case, then the feds could keep anyone out of court by converting his property and taking him out of the U.S. That would give the government the legal equivalent of a light switch with which to turn on or off anyone’s due process or habeas corpus rights.
It was no surprise, but it got little notice, when the full U.S. Court of Appeals late last month vacated the decision of the three-judge panel and agreed to hear the case this fall.
All of this leads to profound questions. Did the framers mean that the government could move someone and his property around so as to escape judicial review of his confinement? Do our rights really come from our humanity as the Declaration of Independence and the Ninth Amendment declare? And if they do, how can the government switch them on and off at its convenience?
The right to due process — written notice of allegations, a hearing before a neutral jury with constitutional protections, an objectively fair process that includes the right to appeal — expressly protects all persons; thus, it is not limited to citizens. The government’s assaults on liberty are unending. It has even attacked personhood, and twice succeeded.
The government argued and the court ruled in the Dred Scott case that Blacks are not persons and in Roe v. Wade that babies in the womb are not persons. Dred Scott was reversed by the War Between the States and the 13th Amendment. Roe is, regrettably, still with us.
The point of all this is the Constitution should mean what it says. The government has no lawful or moral power to switch our rights on and off. Judges cannot add to the Constitution’s requirements nor subtract from its protections. If these principles were not so, then no liberty would be safe.
Reprinted with the author’s permission.
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Re: An American Classical LiberalismWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Wake up Lew, it’s just a dream. But wait, without that dream, there is no hope.  Without hope there is no plan.  Without a plan, there is no sense of completion, no direction, no purpose.  Tell us that dream again. Less government equals more freedom.  Suddenly your dream needs no interpretation.  We have been lulled by the freedom we had and failed to preserve it.
Among the demagogue Presidents, revered over time with Presidential Libraries, remembered as gods of their time, none would ever even be interested in reading such a treatise.
So I read a key sentence: “His job is simply to oversee a tiny government with virtually no power except to arbitrate disputes among the states, which are the primary governmental units.”
That is entirely foreign and unfamiliar to me because I was raised in the shadow of Presidents as (false) heroes, rescuers, gods.  Example: conniving Richard Nixon….. old women still revere him and go in busses to visit his Presidential Library, to praise the man who removed any value to their paper money.  What fools!
Save for George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and maybe JFK and Ronald Reagan, the rest were clowns.  Aside from gaining the Presidency, would any of the past Presidents been considered a man of any great achievement or moral example?  Looking back, Lincoln, considered the greatest President, slaughtered the Indians and quashed the South and with it, free enterprise and competition.
Your dream may come true via the back door.  It suggests the independent States would then be competitive with each other.  Except for the California gold rush and when the covered wagons moved west, no prior American generation grew up thinking movement to another State would change their fortunes.   But movement and autonomy remain, and those who cherish freedom run to minimalist States… South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Texas, Florida, Alabama… Ron Desantis (FL governor) for President?  He would be taking a step backwards.
Like the Apache Indians who could pick up their tents and move to water and food, the advantage goes to those who can make moves on the chessboard.  The motor home is suddenly off the government radar.
The polarization is historical. Now will those freedom States take the obvious next step, come to their senses, and print their own money?  When money is competitive, the more valued currency will prevail.  Texas has the gold to do that. It appears the non-freedom States where people survive on a hand out, will be completely vaccinated, but wither on the vine.  Location becomes a life and death decision.
The map to freedom lies with less government.  Few realize the Federal government is a false proposition, a Ponzi scheme.  Its current solution, now having been exposed for what it really is, is to eliminate people since it can’t live up to its promises.
And history will have been changed.
It started with a dream.
But only for those who made a move on the chessboard.
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America Makes Aircraft Carriers, China Makes MoneyWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
First, America increasingly relies on strong-arm tactics instead of competence. For example, in the de facto 5G competition, Washington cannot offer Europe a better product at a better price, so it forbids European countries to buy from China. The US cannot compete with China in manufacturing, so it resorts to a trade war. The US cannot make the crucial EUV lithography equipment to make advanced semiconductors, as neither can China, but it can forbid ASML, the Dutch company, from selling to China. Similarly, the US cannot compete with Russia in the price of natural gas to Europe, so by means of sanctions it seeks to keep Europe from buying from Russia. This is not reassuring.
Second, the Chinese are a commercial people, agile, fast to market, cutthroat, known for this throughout Asia. America is a bureaucratized military empire, torpid by comparison. America has legacy control over a few important technologies, most notably the crucial semiconductor field and the international financial system. Washington is using these to try to cripple China’s advance.
A consequence has been a realization by the Chinese that America is not a competitor but an enemy, and a subsequent explosion of investment and R&D aimed at reducing dependence on American technology. There is the well-known 1.4 trillion-dollar five-year plan to this end. One now encounters a flood of stories about advances in tech “to which China has intellectual-property rights” or similar wording.
They seem deadly serious about this. Given that Biden couldn’t tell a transistor from an ox cart, I wonder whether he realizes that every time the US pushes China to become independent in x, American firms lose the Chinese market for X, and later get to compete with Chinese X in the international market. Anyway, give Trump his due. He lit this fuse.
A few snippets
Prototype of China’s 385 mph maglev train
The above beast, developed entirely in China, is the first to use high-temperature superconducting magnets to keep the train floating just above the rails. HTSC magnets are a Big Deal because they can achieve superconductivity using liquid nitrogen as coolant instead of liquid helium for classic superconductivity, this costing, say the Chinese, a fiftieth of the price of using helium. The use of HTSC is very, very slick. The train will extensively use carbon-fiber materials to keep weight down, suggesting that the Chinese cannot distinguish between a train and an airplane.
Asia Times "China’s Hydrogen Dream is taking Shape in Shandong”
“A detailed pilot plan being worked out to transform Shandong, a regional industrial powerhouse, into a “hydrogen society” holds out much hope of delivering on the green promise.“
The article, hard to summarize in a sentence, is worth reading. As so often, the Chinese do things, try things, while the US talks, riots, imposes sanctions, sucks its thumb, and spends grimly on intercontinental nuclear bombers.
”Huawei is Developing Smart Roads Instead of Smart Cars”
“Multiple sensors, cameras, and radars embedded in the road, traffic lights, and street signs help the bus to drive safely, while it in turn transmits information back to this network-”
“Quantum Cryptography Network Spans 4,600 Km in China”
Quantum Key Distribution, QKD, allows unhackable communications. China read Ed Snowden’s book on NSA’s snooping, realized it had a problem, and set out to correct it. If this spreads to other countries—see below—much of the world could go black to American intel agencies.
The Chinese may have thought of this.
“…colleagues will further expand the network by working with partners in Austria, Italy, Russia and Canada. The team is also developing low-cost satellites and ground stations for QKD.”
The last sentence is interesting. If China begins selling genuinely secure commo gear abroad, it is going to make a lot of intel agencies very unhappy. Did I mention that the Chinese are a commercial people?
Further:
“Chinese scientists achieve quantum information masking, paving way for encrypted communication application.”
My knowledge of this might rise to the level of blank ignorance after a good night’s sleep and three cups of coffee. However, the achievement made the American technical press, and suggests Chinese seriousness about gaining privacy.
The video below shows how China constructs high-speed rail lines as if painting a stripe on a highway. Since they can’t innovate, they have to get by with inventing things.
China to Europe rail freight: “Over 10,000 trains and 927,000 containers were forwarded via the China-EU-China route in 2020, China Railways has announced. The current volume of traffic has grown by 98.3% year-to-year, covering 21 countries and 92 cities in Europe.”
America makes aircraft carriers. China sells stuff.
NikkeiAsia: "What China’s Rapidly Expanding Nuclear Industry Means for the West”
One Chinese reactor in Pakistan just went live, with another expected in a few months. Says Nikkei, “The Karachi reactor is just the latest of these to come onstream, with the World Nuclear Organization listing a dozen different projects at the development or planning stage across a dozen countries from Argentina to Egypt in its recent survey. Many more are under discussion.”
In addition, says Nikkei, China intends to have the whole industry from technology to materials indigenous to China and outside of American sanctions. See above, about driving China to make things.
First China-Built DRAM Chip Reaches Market DRAM, dynamic random-access memory, appears in almost everything electronic and is a juicy market. Chang Xin Memory, which makes it, redesigned it slightly to remove American technology. If Chang Sin can ramp up volume, which has yet to be established, guess what foreign companies won’t sell much of in China any more.
Pingtang Bridge, recently opened. Well over a thousand feet high
Even in my short two weeks recently in China, I saw that the Chinese do not believe in vertical motion. An American, encountering a mountain, would, sensibly enough, go up and over. This is not the Chinese way. They go through. Similarly, on finding a valley, they do not go down and up. They go across. There may be some genetic abnormality behind this, or maybe interbreeding with space aliens. But it results in hellacious bridges.
“Is China Emerging as the World Leader in AI?”
“Summary. China is quickly closing the once formidable lead the U.S. maintained on AI research. Chinese researchers now publish more papers on AI and secure more patents than U.S. researchers do. The country seems poised to become a leader in AI-empowered…”
Some argue that Chinese patents are of low quality. Maybe so. But don’t bet the college funds.
“China begins construction of world’s longest superconducting cable project”
“China’s first 35 kV high-temperature superconducting cable demonstration project has started construction by State Grid in Shanghai and it is expected to be completed by the end of the year. This is the world’s largest transmission capacity, the longest distance, 2000A current the highest commercial 35 kV superconducting cable project.”
Regarding the 5G War Trump could have bought 5G from Huawei, gotten a sweetheart deal, great prices, factories in America, and so on. Instead he banned Huawei from the US and then twisted arms of the vassal states of Europe. Thus neither America or Europe has the service, but China is rolling it out fast. Brilliant, Don. This gives China a running start on smart factories, smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and the like.
“An almost entirely automated port in China, during unload of a container ship. ”
America talks about 5G, China uses it.
NikkeiAsia: “The port is an example of how operator China Merchants Group has been working to automate and mechanize more operations using ultrafast fifth-generation wireless technology. By developing innovative ways to run the port as efficiently as possible, the company aims to accelerate overseas expansion.”
Aviation Week “Face It: The J-20 is a Fifth Generation Fighter”
Says AvWeek: “Clearly, Chengdu’s engineers understand the foundation of fifth-generation design: the ability to attain situational awareness through advanced fused sensors while denying situational awareness to the adversary through stealth and electronic warfare. The J-20 features an ambitious integrated avionics suite consisting of multispectral sensors that provide 360-deg. coverage. This includes a large active, electronically scanned array radar designed by the 14th Research Institute, electro-optical distributed aperture system, electro-optical targeting system, electronic support measures system and possibly side-array radars.
“In a 2017 CNTV interview, J-20 pilot Zhang Hao said: “Thanks to the multiple sensors onboard the aircraft and the very advanced data fusion, the level of automation of J-20 is very high… . The battlefield has become more and more transparent for us.”
Most of the story is visible only if you have a subscription to AvWeek.
Asia Times: Tesla loses lead to local upstart in China’s EV market .
The headline is kidding. The car that is outselling Tesla is a $4,200 el cheapo for short-haul shopping and picking up the kids in the city.
Sexy as a truss ad, but…useful. I’m telling you, put the college funds in this company, not truss ads. Made by an SAIC-GM partnership, majority owned by China, where it was designed and made. Will be sold internationally.
“Unlike Tesla, which requires purpose-built charging stations, the Mini can be plugged into a home power system to charge, which takes about nine hours. It has a range of about 120 kilometers and a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour, according to the carmaker’s promotional materials.” Designed and put into production in one year. (Did I mention that the Chinese are a commercial people?)
China’s Y-20 strategic transport aircraft gets key indigenous engine: reports Chinese design. How close it is to being ready for prime time is not clear, but it is flying. An inability to make high-end engines has been a problem for China.
The WS'20 is a high-bypass turbofan of Chinese design.
Finally, Global Times“, Beijing’s news site: “China’s trade volume increases 37% y-o-y in April, marking 11 consecutive months of positive growth”
Nuff said.
Reprinted with permission from The Unz Review.
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Looks Like We Can’t Find Any GazzulineWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Mad Max drove around looking for gas. At least he was able to do that.
Many Americans  will wake up today to find they have no gas – or rather, that none’s available. Hard to drive around looking for it when you haven’t got any – and can’t get it, either. Which is also a function of not being able to pay for it – a problem Max never had.
Thanks to the “cyber attack” on the Colonial Pipeline by “Russian hackers”- in air quotes to emphasize the questionability of “cyber” whatever to do what is alleged to have been done (I have discussed this with some knowledgeable people in the business who tell me they smell a rat; that the story has all the ring of truth of a Fauci press conference) there is no gas at many stations along the east coast – especially the Carolinas and Virginia, where Gesundheitsfuhrer "Coonman” Northam just declared a state  of emergency (again) over not just the lack of gas but the Max Max behaviors the lack of gas might prompt.
The fuel shortage is probably temporary but – as with the weaponization of hypochondria – the damage may last longer.
Fuel price spikes are happening; I spent almost $70 filling up my old muscle car with premium (which it needs) which I may need, if the situation gets ugly.
I also fueled up all my five gallon jugs and my bikes and my truck. Looks like I've found some gazzuline. For now.
It may not be much, but it’ll keep me mobile, for awhile.
It’s not just cars that won’t move, either, when the pumps run dry. Food – and practically everything else people need – gets delivered by trucks that use gas (and diesel) and when these stop moving, the food and the rest stops showing up – and that’s when people tend to go Mad Max.
Keep in mind how they behave when the weather guy says a snowstorm is coming.
Read the Whole Article
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Pandemic: Follow the Real Money, the Unthinkable Amount of MoneyWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
For the past year, I’ve been demonstrating that every major scientific assertion about the so-called pandemic is a lie. This article is about something else.
The money.
Money that makes the bailout/stimulus sums look like chump change. Money that makes Bill Gates look like a guy on welfare scraping by.
To understand my line of approach here, you have to understand that people are conditioned, in many ways, to accept modern medical care.
One successful method of conditioning: a whole nation is invaded by medical propaganda and medical treatment, during a purported crisis. The bottom line: “only doctors can save the population.”
Think about that chunk of mind control. Think about the long-term implications.
And as you read on, picture very populous countries that, to a significant degree, still rely on non-modern traditional medicine—herbs, natural remedies, etc.
Do you really believe that when the authorities declare the medical/pandemic crisis is over, the populations of such invaded countries will just go back to their former beliefs and practices?
“Thank you for saving our lives with drugs and vaccines, but now we’ll return to our ancient Ayurveda and acupuncture…”
The invasion of the doctors and the public health authorities, during the crisis, is the point of the spear. The way in. The first planned stage of PERMANENTLY CONVERTING THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO MODERN PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINE.
We’re talking about MARKETS.
New markets as targets of the invasion.
Where are these new markets?
China, India, Indonesia, for example.
Each of these countries still maintains, to a significant degree, traditional non-modern healing practices.
What will happen in the long term, beyond the current “pandemic,” if Big Pharma is able to gain a total monopolistic position in these nations?
What if the invasion of the COVID drugs and vaccines is successfully followed by new waves of modern medical/pharmaceutical ground troops, and a complete takeover of these nations is achieved?
How much money would we be talking about?
Here, from registerednursing.org (12/25/20) is a startling assessment:
“During one’s lifetime, over $400K will be spent on the average American’s healthcare in today’s dollars. And that is if medical costs rise [at] the same rate as inflation. If medical costs rise at 3% more than inflation, your healthcare will cost over $2MM, the vast majority of which will take place after the age of 45.”
Yes, healthcare costs in America are very high. So let’s cut that $400K in half. Let’s say the lifetime healthcare cost for the average person is $200K.
How many people, combined, live in China, India, and Indonesia?
Let’s peg that figure at 3 billion.
Now, imagine that 30 years from now, each one of those people is being subjected to modern medicine, at the rate of $200K for a lifetime.
What is 3 billion people multiplied by $200K?
600 TRILLION DOLLARS.
That’s a market.
Is that a permanent market pharmaceutical companies and hospitals and public-health doctors think is worth fighting for?
A market to control and own?
And if the opening salvo in that fight needed some tremendous IMPACT, some serious conditioning and mind control, would the declaration of a global pandemic do the trick?
Would the masks and distancing and lockdowns and business closures and bankruptcies and travel bans; the wall-to-wall media fear-porn day after day; the contact tracing and antiviral drugs and vaccines; the heavy police presence to enforce all the restrictions; the inflated false case and deaths numbers—would that declared pandemic be the way to go…if the ultimate goal is a 600 TRILLION DOLLAR MARKET?
You bet it would.
And that’s the way corporations view the planet.
As markets.
Territories to capture.
And now you can see the financial reason why the powers-that-be are forcing this false pandemic on the whole world in every possible way:
THE MONEY that’s at stake.
CODA: A person could say a 600-trillion-dollar market is impossible; there isn’t enough fake money you can invent to cover it. And maybe that’s true. But however you need to cut that awesome figure to accommodate what banks can achieve, the final number is still going to be an overwhelming percentage of the global economy.
Which is why I’ve been saying for some years that we live in a medical civilization.
“But…but wait…you’re never going to get all three billion people into lifetime care in the modern medical system…”
“True. The three billion people and the 600 trillion-dollar market is the striven-for ideal, the far shore of the pot of gold.”
“And those three countries you mentioned—China, India, and Indonesia—they already have a significant amount of modern medicine.”
“Yes they do. But they also have a significant amount of non-modern traditional healing. And notice that I only mentioned those three nations, in arriving at the 600 trillion-dollar figure. I said nothing about about South America or Africa, for example.”
“Oh.”
Reprinted with permission from Jon Rappoport’s blog.
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Insider View: The Tragedy of the U.S. Deep StateWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Pepe Escobar explains why Henry Kissinger must have lost the diplomatic plot.
Henry Kissinger, 97, Henry the K. for those he keeps close, is either a Delphic oracle-style strategic thinker or a certified war criminal for those kept not so close.
He now seems to have been taking time off his usual Divide and Rule stock in trade – advising the combo behind POTUS, a.k.a. Crash Test Dummy – to emit some realpolitik pearls of wisdom.
At a recent forum in Arizona, referring to the festering, larger than life Sino-American clash, Henry the K. said, “It’s the biggest problem for America; it’s the biggest problem for the world. Because if we can’t solve that, then the risk is that all over the world a kind of cold war will develop between China and the United States.”
In realpolitik terms, this “kind of Cold War” is already on; across the Beltway, China is unanimously regarded as the premier U.S. national security threat.
Kissinger added U.S. policy toward China must be a mix of stressing U.S. “principles” to demand China’s respect and dialogue to find areas of cooperation: “I’m not saying that diplomacy will always lead to beneficial results…This is the complex task we have… Nobody has succeeded in doing it completely.”
Henry the K. actually must have lost the – diplomatic – plot. What Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are now involved in, full time, is to demonstrate – mostly to the Global South – how the American-enforced “rules-based international order” has absolutely nothing to do with international law and the respect of national sovereignty.
At first I had archived these Henry the K. platitudes out of sight. But then someone who used to hold a stellar position at the top of the U.S. Deep State showed he had been paying close attention.
This personality – let’s call him Mr. S. – has been one of my invaluable, trustworthy sources since the early 2000s. Mutual confidence was always key. I asked him if I could publish selected passages of his analysis, not naming names. Consent was given – ruefully. So fasten your seat belts.
Dancin’ with Mr. S.
Mr. S., in a quite intriguing fashion, seems to be expressing the collective views of a number of extremely qualified people. Right from the start, he points out how Henry the K.’s observations explain today’s Russia-China-Iran triangle.
The first point that we make is that it was not Kissinger who created policy for Nixon, but the Deep State. Kissinger was just a messenger boy.  In the 1972 situation the Deep State wanted to get out of Vietnam, which policy was put in place as containment of communist China and Russia.  We were there based on the domino theory.
He goes on:
The Deep State wanted to achieve a number of objectives in approaching Chairman Mao, who was antagonized by Russia. It wanted to ally in 1972 with China against Russia. That made Vietnam meaningless, for China would become the containing party of Russia and Vietnam no longer meant anything. We wanted to balance China against Russia.  Now, China was not a major power in 1972 but it could drain Russia, forcing it to place 400,000 troops on their border.  And our Deep State policy worked. We in the Deep State had thought it through, and not Kissinger. 400,000 troops on the Chinese border was a drain on their budget, as later Afghanistan became with over 100,000 troops, and the Warsaw Pact had another 600,000 troops.
And that brings us into Afghanistan:
The Deep State wanted to start a Vietnam for Russia in Afghanistan in 1979.  I was among those against it, as this would needlessly use the Afghani people as cannon fodder and that was unfair. I was overruled. Here Brzezinski was playing Kissinger; another overrated nothing who just carried messages.
The Deep State also decided to crash the oil price, as that would economically weaken Russia. And that worked in 1985, driving the price to eight dollars a barrel, which ate up half the Russian budget. Then, we basically gave permission for Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait as a ploy to send in our advanced army to knock him out and demonstrate our superiority to the world in weaponry, which very much demoralized the Russians and put the fear of God into Islamic oil.  Then we created the Star Wars fiction.  Russia to our surprise lost their nerve and collapsed.
Mr. S. defines all of the above as “wonderful” in his opinion, as “communism went out and Christianity came in”:
We then wanted to welcome Russia into the community of Christian nations, but the Deep State wanted to dismember them. That was  stupid, as they would balance against China at least from their Mackinder point of view. It was naive on my part to hope to a return of Christianity, as the West was moving rapidly toward total moral disintegration.
In the meantime, our ally China continues to grow as we were not finished with the dismemberment of Russia and the advisors we sent to Russia destroyed the whole economy in the 1990s against my objections. The 78-day Belgrade bombing finally woke Russia up and they started a massive re-militarization as it was obvious that the intention was in the end to bomb Moscow into the ground. So defensive missiles became essential. Thus, the S-300, S-400, S-500 and soon S-600s.
The Deep State had been warned by me at our meetings on how bombing Belgrade in 1999 would cause Russia to remilitarize and I lost the argument. Belgrade was bombed for 78 days versus the vengeance bombing of Hitler for two days.  And China continues to grow.
Why balance of power doesn’t work
And that bring us to a new era – that started in practice with the Chinese announcement of the New Silk Roads in 2013 and Maidan in Kiev in 2014:
China wakes up to all of this in that they begin to realize that they have been just used, and that the U.S. fleet controls their trade routes, and decides to approach Russia in 2014 just about the time of their witnessing the Maidan overthrow of Ukraine.  This overthrow was organized by the Deep State when they started to understand that they had lost the arms race, and did not even know what was happening.
The Deep State wanted to draw Russia into a Vietnam again in the Ukraine to drain them and crash the oil price again, which they did.  Beijing studied this and saw the light. If Russia is overthrown, the West will control all their natural resources, which they see themselves needing as they grew into a giant economy larger than the U.S.  And Beijing starts to open up a warm relationship with Moscow seeking to obtain land based natural resources as oil and natural gas from Russia to avoid the seas for natural resources as much as they can. In the meantime, Beijing massively accelerates its building of submarines carrying missiles capable of destroying the U.S. fleets.
So where does Kissinger in Arizona fit in?
Now, Kissinger reflects the Deep State angst on the Russia-Chinese relationship and wants this split up for dear life. This is interestingly covered here by Kissinger. He does not want to tell the truth about balance of power realities. He describes them as “our values”, when the U.S. has no values left but anarchy, looting, and burning down hundreds of cities. Biden hopes to buy all these disenfranchised masses as money printing goes wild.
So we are back to Kissinger shocked at the new Russian-Chinese alliance. They must be separated.
Now, I do not agree with the balance of power intriguers in that morality or noble values should govern international relations, and not power. The U.S. has been following balance of power dreams since 1900 and now it faces economic ruin. These ideas do not work.  There is no reason the U.S. cannot be a friend of Russia and China and the differences can be worked out. But you cannot get to first base as balance of power considerations dominate everything. That is the tragedy of our time.
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How the Left Plans To Put Boots on the Ground To Subdue Middle AmericaWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
It was said during our Mideast military adventures, and has been considered a truism of war, that you can’t really win a conflict without “boots on the ground.” For it’s difficult to completely subdue a people from afar. It may not be too different with battles for civilization.
I stated in 2012, addressing a long-developing reality, that the culture war was over as the Left had achieved social dominance. “What is occurring now is a pacification effort,” I wrote — one designed to stamp out the “conservative” guerrilla-group diehards.
Other than its intensification, the only thing that has changed about this effort in the last decade is that it has a new name: “cancel culture.” With GoogTwitFace (Big Tech) having upped its bias and dropped its mask and corporate America joining academia, the media and entertainment on the Dark Side, these entities act as a malevolent monolith silencing dissident voices from Maine to Maui. But it would be naïve to think the Left, which craves power and wants total control, will be satisfied with its current soft authoritarianism.
This brings us to two developments that could cause the raising of eyebrows if not militias. Consider: If you heard about a Third World country in which the leadership was purging the military of political opponents, would you assume it was just an exercise in ideological nepotism? Or would you suppose the leaders wanted a military of devoted fellow travelers who would, when asked, unflinchingly turn their guns on domestic opponents of the regime who couldn’t be cowed by other methods?
Now, should the assumption be different just because the military purge occurs in a developed country?
Just such an event has been taking place in the U.S. for at least a decade. It began under Barack Obama, who not only tried to socially re-engineer the military but also engaged in a widely noted purge of top military brass.
President Trump didn’t (couldn’t?) do enough to reverse this process, and now it has been kicked into high gear. Having largely corrupted the armed forces’ upper echelons, the Left now aims for rank-and-file ideological conformity. Thus do we hear about how we must stamp out the imaginary boogeyman du jour, “white supremacy,” from the military. Preposterously, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin even issued, in early February, a 60-day stand-down order to address the alleged internal threat it poses.
Of course, white supremacists are about as common as straight, happily married women at a NOW convention; why, I’m well into middle age and I don’t know that I’ve ever met one. This isn’t to say there aren’t liberals delusional enough to believe the threat is real; that they’re detached from reality is partially why leftists are so dangerous.
Yet it’s clear there’s a different motivation among the Machiavellian leftists. It hasn’t escaped the Left’s notice that the military traditionally leaned Republican. Moreover, even if this has changed somewhat, having armed forces that are obedient to the ruling party to the point of wickedness isn’t possible with dissidents in the ranks. (Besides, “fragging” is a real thing.)
So you need a purge. You do this by conjuring up a boogeyman — in our case “white supremacy” — and then characterizing it as a widespread, existential threat. This now means defining Trump support, patriotism, opposition to illegal migration and, really, any deviation from the Left’s agenda at all as reflecting white supremacy.
It’s an old tactic: Portray already persecuted minorities or political opponents as the persecutors so you can leverage even more control over them. It’s how you create your own Enabling Act moment.
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The American Multicultural State Is CollapsingWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
The lesson of Officer Derek Chauvin’s show trial, a trial as crooked as any experienced by black Americans in the demonized South, is that police training needs to be changed. Chauvin is the victim of many years of media emphasis on police brutality against black Americans.
According to reports, US police, or many of them including those in Minnesota, were trained by Israeli firms.  This is the worst possible choice.  In Israel, police are used to brutalize and murder Palestinians.  The emphasis is on the value and importance of the police officer’s life, not the Palestinian’s.  It is training that guarantees excessive police force.
Officer Chauvin was convicted largely because of the influence over the years of national media reports of police shootings of black Americans.  As the larger number of police shootings of white Americans was ignored, the reporting gave the police a racist hue.  In other words, the presstitutes with their one-sided reporting turned a training problem into a racist problem.  This made it easy for the presstitutes to use a misleading video suffering from camera perspective bias to turn Chauvin into a white racist who murdered black Floyd by depriving him of oxygen.
Indeed, the jury was so pre-convinced of Chauvin’s racism that the evidence presented in court of his innocence had no effect.
The failure of Democrat city administrations to understand the situation resulted in the burning and looting of their business districts and the belief among the “peaceful protesters” that they are not accountable to law.  Getting back from here is not going to be easy.  Many residents of Democrat cities have realized this and are fleeing the cities.  Unfortunately for those of us more sensibly located, they will bring their destructive liberal beliefs into our communities and destroy us as well.  I wish Florida’s governor would ban white liberal Americans from relocating in Florida. Perhaps we could put out the story that the Black Plague is raging and that would keep them way.
I doubt police training—the solution to the problem—will change.  The Democrats benefit too much from the racism angle, and the Red States have seen what happens when police aren’t supported. The Red States are not in the mood for a kind and gentle police force.  
When lies prevail over truth, as they do every day in America, the conundrums mount as the energy and courage to tackle them fades.  The idiot white liberal Democrat mayor of Portland who called the rioters and looters in Portland “peaceful protesters” is now appealing to the residents to help him “take the city back"  from lawlessness.  
Only violence can do that, and Democrats only use violence against “white supremacist Trump supporters.“  
Violence is spreading.  Asians in New York City are now routinely brutally attacked by blacks on subways and in the streets.  Within the ruling narrative, how can this be stopped without “racial violence” against blacks?
As I have explained for decades, a Tower of Babel has no common ground.  There are no shared values, no shared culture, no shared holidays, no shared history.  In their place is the cultivated hatred taught in public schools with critical race theory, the NY Times 1619 Project, and reinforced with sensitivity training in corporations, universities, and the US military. This means there is no basis for law.  Whatever law exists is seen as a tool of the ruling race, not as something to respect.
One consequence is that the public interest disappears because there is no public interest—only the interests of the races, genders, classes.  As has been clear throughout history, the lack of ethnic homogenuity means multicultural states are dysfunctional. They have no common basis.
White liberals will dispute this even as they live in an increasingly dysfunctional multicultural state that is thoroughly disunited and themselves spread disunity with their screams for death to Trump supporters.
The American people had a good thing going, and they stupidly let it be taken from them. 
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Why Is the Government Hiding January 6 Video Footage?Wednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
Joe Biden calls it the worst attack since the Civil War. Attorney General Merrick Garland compares it to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The FBI is breaking down the doors of Iraq War veterans and small business owners who have no criminal records, and some are hauled off to rot in solitary confinement in a fetid D.C. jail, for their involvement in the alleged travesty.
The event, of course, is the roughly four-hour-long disturbance at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. As mostly nonviolent Americans dared to protest Congress’ certification of a clearly fraudulent presidential election in a place that once was considered “The People’s House,” lawmakers scurried for cover as reporters and photographers captured part of the ruckus on video and still shots to wield as political ammunition against Donald Trump and his supporters.
But have we seen a full and fair depiction of exactly what happened that day? The answer, as evidenced by an ongoing coverup by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Justice Department, clearly is no.
Almost all the January 6 video seen by the public isn’t from official government sources but by social media users and journalists on the scene. For example, the widely viewed footage of protestors occupying the Senate chamber was recorded by a New Yorker journalist.
But thousands of hours of real-time footage is in the hands of the Capitol Police—and that agency, along with government lawyers and federal judges, is using every legal trick possible to keep the trove hidden from the public even as clips are presented in court as evidence against hundreds of January 6 defendants.
According to an affidavit filed in March by Thomas DiBiase, the Capitol Police department’s general counsel, the building is monitored 24/7 by an “extensive system of cameras” positioned both inside and outside the building as well as near other congressional offices on the grounds.
The system captured more than 14,000 hours of footage between noon and 8 p.m. on January 6; the archive was made available to two Democratic-controlled congressional committees, the FBI, and the D.C. Metropolitan Police department. (After a request by Congress, the agency reportedly handed over footage from the entire 24-hour period.)
Capitol Police also produced selective clips for Democratic House impeachment managers to use in the trial against Donald Trump.
But Capitol Police argue that making all the tapes available to defense attorneys —let alone to the American public—could provoke future violence. “The Department has significant concerns with the release of any of its footage to defendants in the Capitol attack cases unless there are safeguards in place to prevent its copying and dissemination,” DiBiase wrote March 17. “Our concern is that providing unfettered access to hours of extremely sensitive information to defendants who already have shown a desire to interfere with the democratic process will … [be] passed on to those who might wish to attack the Capitol again.”
The Justice Department, in numerous cases, is seeking protective orders to rigorously limit how surveillance video is handled by defense attorneys. Recordings have been deemed “highly sensitive” government material subject to onerous rules; the accused only have access to the evidence in a supervised setting. Clips cannot be copied, downloaded, shared, or reproduced in any fashion.
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How Covid Lockdowns Will Become Climate LockdownsWednesday 12 May 2021 11:01 PM UTC-05
International Man: It’s been over a year since the COVID lockdowns started, and they have established a terrible precedent.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has issued what they call a “dire warning.” They say there will be a 5% increase in carbon emissions as global economies reopen after the COVID shutdowns this year and that it will be “anything but sustainable” for the environment. This implies that the shutdowns have been good for the environment and that returning to normal is bad.
There has also been a flood of articles in the mainstream media advocating for the use of lockdowns to address so-called climate change.
Do you think that the COVID lockdowns could become climate change lockdowns?
Doug Casey: Without exception, almost everything they say in the above article is either an overt and intentional lie or just factually incorrect. Things that are controversial at best are presented as incontrovertible facts.
Let me first reiterate a few facts about COVID.
It’s hard to be sure because everything about it has become highly politicized, but COVID itself seems no more serious than the Asian Flu, Hong Kong Flu, Bird Flu, or Swine Flu that have come and gone in recent decades and is not even remotely comparable to the Spanish Flu of 1918.
The numbers show that COVID is a risk for people over 70, the obese, and the sick—but a medical non-problem for everyone else. That’s why the average age of decedents is 80, even though it appears that everyone who dies with the virus in their system is reported as a statistic—even if they die of an auto accident or a heart attack. People with zero symptoms are, nonetheless, listed as “cases” if they fail the overly sensitive and very expensive PCR test.
We might ask: “What’s behind this insane flu hysteria—which is radically restructuring the world’s political and economic landscapes? And why now?” It seems very oddly coincidental with a few other phenomena.
One is that the world is on the cusp of a fantastically devastating depression due to the insane creation of currency units all over the world by central banks. Is the phony COVID hysteria—and, yes, I believe it’s 80% phony—being used as an excuse for the coming collapse, a way to recuse those responsible for the insane economic policies causing the depression? In other words, is the COVID hysteria an artificially constructed force majeure used to distract from the real cause of the Greater Depression?
Another phenomenon is that the COVID hysteria has proved an excellent way to scare the hell out of the public everywhere. Terrified people demand “strong” leaders and strict controls. It’s a godsend for the kind of people who go into government, anxious for any excuse to self-aggrandize and take more power. “Never let a serious crisis go to waste” has been an operating principle of powermongers since Day One. And war is the most serious kind of crisis. Don’t forget what Randolf Bourne said in 1914: “War is the health of the State.” But a real war with a real enemy is always risky and may not always be feasible. So powermongers create phony wars. In order to fight a war—any kind of war—you need a State to organize and legitimize it.
The first major phony war in living memory was Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty—the poor lost. Then came Richard Nixon’s war on drugs. Then, Baby Bush declared war on terror. They’re all still ongoing, but it seems time for a two-front war. A war on global warming combined with a war on COVID will be ultra-effective for breeding fear in Boobus americanus. They say global warming can destroy the planet and COVID can kill everyone. A sure-fire combination. They’re certain to get widespread support from the usual suspects.
As a bonus, there’s a very high correlation between those who support the COVID hysteria and those supporting the climate change agenda. And both of them claim to have a new ally, “the science,” to sell the wars to scared chimpanzees. Not just in the US, but everywhere in the world. These two new wars will bring out the worst in everyone, everywhere.
Once you wash away their social veneer, the patina of civilization, you find that humans are tribal. Put them in groups and they revert to the lowest common denominator—they act like our anthropoid ancestors and relatives. Get people excited, hooting and panting like chimps, and they’re anxious to wage war on one thing after another. Imagine them as the anthropoids contesting the watering hole in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Conflict gives them a sense of solidarity and gives their lives meaning.
That’s especially true of humans with collectivist views, which is to say, Leftists and busybodies. In today’s world, they include the “woke,” social justice warriors, progressives, BLM supporters, Antifa, and, of course, socialists, communists, Marxists, and all their fellow travelers. They’re all Puritans motivated to control other humans. The Left has always been that way, although it occasionally disguises itself as pro-freedom to seduce the naive.
For instance, during the ‘60s, the Left was pro-drugs. But that’s not because they were for personal freedom or because they believed you have the right to do what you want with your own body. They were pro-drugs because widespread and irresponsible drug use can destroy civilization.
Even when the Left seems to have good intentions, it’s not the case. For instance, the Left was against the Vietnam War. It wasn’t because they were anti-war, but because the war was against their fellow communists. It was clever, in both cases showing up the Republicans as dim-witted, unethical, and hypocritical.
Today the Left, in its various incarnations, is all for the COVID lockdowns. Those will mutate into climate change lockdowns. Both will act to compromise human freedom—even more than previous phony wars. It’s ironic that the word “lockdown” used to be used mainly in prisons—it’s rather indicative of where the world in general and the US, in particular, are headed.
International Man: What are the chances climate lockdowns will work if and when governments try them?
Doug Casey: Climate change lockdowns will work. Why shouldn’t they? COVID lockdowns worked wonderfully. They’ll work even better because they’re not just about saving a few old, sick people but the planet itself. People have been brainwashed into being green eco-warriors for decades. The kids especially treat climate change and Greenism as a new religion and take it much more seriously than what’s left of Christianity. Yahweh is being replaced by Gaia.
People who can’t see that the wars on poverty, drugs, and terror were really just stupid scams are totally on board with new scams, the wars on the virus and climate change. They’re the same people making the same phony do-gooder arguments. The popularity of Greta Thunberg is indicative. She’s become an icon for the people who support this whole syndrome. It’s disturbing because she’s so pathologically angry. People don’t care that she’s mildly psychotic, highly indoctrinated, and irrational. It’s a sign of how degraded society has become that an autistic and deranged teenager can be an international hero.
I think it’s a natural segue to go from COVID lockdowns to climate change lockdowns. Although the eco-warriors will eventually see COVID as a good thing because they actually hate humans and would like to see Gaia cleansed of them.
As I’ve said many times before, I see both COVID and Global Warming as vastly overblown manias. Viruses go viral; everybody gets them and becomes immune. That’s the end of the story unless the virus is artificial and intended to cull the population. Anything is possible in a world where technology is advancing exponentially while ethics are going in reverse. Barring that, COVID will go away. Of course, they may come up with a COVID 2.0, COVID 3.0, etc., as needed.
As for Global Warming, nobody knows its degree of reality for sure—it’s all conjecture. But the danger of another ice age is at least as great as continued global warming. The only thing for certain is that the public, propagandized by the elite, can’t keep anything in context.
The last ice age only came to an end 12,000 years ago. And the globe has been warming, more or less, ever since. The public is unaware that there have been dozens of ice ages, lasting 50 to 100,000 years, throughout the Pleistocene period. There’s no reason to believe that the one that ended 12,000 years ago was the last one; we’re currently in an interglacial. Past ice ages have lasted many millions of years.
International Man: The Guardian recently ran a piece titled “Why Genghis Khan was Good for the Planet.”
The article states:
“His murderous Mongol armies were responsible for the massacre of as many as 40 million people. Even today, his name remains a byword for brutality and terror. But boy, was Genghis green.”
It seems to imply that population reduction through mass murder was good for the planet. What are your thoughts on this?
Doug Casey: That’s a great quote from the article.
The abhorrent psychology of its writer borders on the criminal. He goes on to say, “It’s an intriguing notion, certainly"— meaning that he actually thinks it might not be a bad idea to wipe out a meaningful percentage of the population.
I hope he sacrifices himself for the climate, although that’s unlikely since he likely considers himself one of the elite who should be preserved because he’s ideologically pure and politically reliable.
These people have Pol Pot’s psychological makeup. In Cambodia during the ‘70s, anybody who wasn’t a manual laborer with callused hands was liquidated—that’s what they did with roughly a quarter of the population.
Pol Pot, Stalin, and Mao, as well as Genghis Kahn, are idols for these people because they all think the same way. They actually hate the human race. And people are so stupid that they laud their destroyers. I’ve got news for them: Life is already nasty, brutish, and short enough. We don’t need political criminals making it worse.
International Man: The COVID hysteria has changed the way governments react to a real or manufactured global crisis. Now that this precedent has been established, what do you see happening next?
Doug Casey: It’s shaping up like the 1930s in Germany, when they led the way with a disastrous form of statism called National Socialism. It was almost as bad as Communism under Stalin—and it seems like the Germans might be doing it again. They've just passed a law the “Infection Protection Act” instituting nightly restrictions, school closures, and stricter regulations for businesses. COVID provides an excellent cover and excellent justification for the imposition of a police state. Remember that once these governments pass a law, they rarely ever repeal them. Those laws have to be financed with new taxes and enforced by new agencies. The negative effect is cumulative and compounding.
International Man: While the US and other Western countries are committing economic and cultural suicide, what do you think will happen to countries like China, Russia, Brazil, and others? Will they follow the West or go their own ways?
Doug Casey: It’s hard to say what’s actually happening in a lot of countries because the quality of news reporting is so abysmal. But the trend is worldwide.
When it comes to climate change, these countries laugh at Westerners for their naivete, stupidity, and self-destructive tendencies. They don’t take it seriously. It’s another reason why the next century belongs to China.
The same is true of Russia, which, for all of its faults, is basically an anti-woke country. It’s been said—correctly—that there are more communists in American universities than there are in all of Russia.
Regarding investment advice, I’m much more interested in Chinese and East Asian stock markets than in Western stock markets. The same is true of Russian and East European stock markets because they haven’t been infected by the virus of wokeism. They had a serious bout of it from the ‘30s through the ‘90s, and it’s given them some immunity. Plus, their markets aren’t in a bubble, like those in the US especially. The countries that have hooked their car to the US choo-choo train are going to go over the cliff with the US.
It’s not as if China and Russia are models of intelligence and probity, but they’re acting far more intelligently than the US.
Reprinted with permission from International Man.
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smoll-rabbit-lady · 6 hours ago
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12/06/2021
Weight: 102,7kg /226,4lbs (despite how much I ate yesterday :) )
Physical exercise: (today I focused on my core/abs)
20x Long arm sit ups
25x toe touch while laying down (I don’t know the name of the types of exercises I do??)
20x leg raises
35sec plank
15x push ups on my knees
Calories: 1695cal (I ate more because I fasted for too long and even exercised a little, I guess I should get some calories in to lot die xD)
Fasting: 25h (somehow I don’t feel hunger?? I haven’t felt a single time hungry during those 25h and I only ate because I had to have dinner with my family???)
Im satisfied with today’s diary entry :)))) I’m also relieved that despite the amount of food I ate yesterday, I didn’t gain weight, that’s what was worrying me. Hopefully, with how well I’ve done today, tomorrow when I’ll wake up my weight will have gone down :))))))) I also should start buying multivitamins to make sure I’m getting my daily dose of it and to not loose my hair. I’m so happy with how well I’ve done today!!!!!! Even tho it was a really bad day and I cried the whole time, that’s at least a positive thing :)
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