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27 May 2023 | 2:29 pm

1. Insight - Digital Currency A Fig Leaf For Central Planning

  • Banks are folding in upon one another; centralizing by stealth

  • War by means of deception requires real-time management of narrative

  • Clues fall like hammers, revealing that all is not what it seems

  • Central Bank Digital Currency is just another layer of misdirection

  • The message is vague: delusionally equitable; fundamentally unfair

  • History is knocking: inevitability is the mantra - new normal - no turning back

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May 27, 2023

In the present era all is not what it seems. The pandemic was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset the world, we were assured by then-prince Charles.

Of a sudden, it was not just a disease — the outbreak being barely six months old — when he called in Jun 2020 for a Great Reset or rather a social and financial re-engineering.

The New Normal, we were told, was a fait accompli: there was no going back. One took to thinking that although none would explain what precisely was new, nor how the insinuated became actual, it would nevertheless be imposed — whatever it was. It seemed a trap had been sprung.

A few years later…

Enter Marianna Spring, heading a rebranded BBC, now Verify. It is a twist on the phrase, "trust but verify" — the injunction to trust being unspoken but implicit: obsculta, as declared upon the statues outside BBC Broadcasting House, is Latin for listen.

Some statues may be toppled — but not those of the pedophile Eric Gill, whom the BBC commissioned, and whose works were recently defaced. Marianna is here to tell you which parts are public and which private. Her job is to queer the narrative.

She is employed to divert your eyes from that graven image. Hers are the burbling waters of Siren. Explaining away "what seems" is the raison d'être of BBC Verify.

Since the governments have declared hybrid war, in which the enemy is as much domestic as foreign, they must point out this domestic enemy. There is no room for subtlety. The fingering must be explicit.


Likewise the narrative. As a metaphor, if I blindfold a group and take them to a safe space, do I need to tell them they are in a concentration or re-education camp? Or do I leave it unsaid so that they work it out (or not) for themselves?

That is now narrative works.

Tally ho!

King Charles is the figurehead of the good ship Great Reset. The wavy-haired sea sprite, its bright colours aged by the driving spume, cracked but unbowed, ploughing into unchartered waters.

After spending decades trapped in the doldrums waiting to mount to the throne, Charles was the perfect choice to front the project, combining barely-concealed urges and deathly cunning to which his previous wife might, if she were alive, attest.

Why was the fanfare with which he announced the Reset accompanied not by royal trumpets but dancing pickaninnies (a pidgin word for a small child, possibly derived from the Portuguese pequenino) in the South Pacific? [1]

It is a mystery relegated to the emptied jars of Rabbit's cupboards in Winnie-the-Pooh, a story written by a scrubber for British intelligence. The reason the state media don't explain the crooked walk is that they are not authorised to reveal the destination.

See the ancestry of Kim Philby, supposed a traitor to Britain, yet a scion of two genenerations of regime changers operating in Arabia and Russia.

Why central planning?

The centralised allocation of inputs and outputs has some advantage at times of rapid change or adjustment, especially where a country lacks the financial, legal, accounting and governance systems to act as the gears and lubricant of the economy.

We saw this in China after the U.S. abandoned Chiang Kai-shek and embraced Mao; and in Russia when the Soviet Union was collapsed into the chaos of the 1990s.

What we see now is a moment of technological change, but also one in which the monetary and welfare systems are insolvent, employment is undergoing rapid change, and the competition for resources to supplement hydrocarbon energy sources is escalating.

The ultimate centralised economy was the Soviet Union. In 1922 Vladimir Lenin (Ulyanov) had established Gosbank. The State Bank was the tool for central control of industry using deposits and transactions to record compliance with five year plans, accounting for production and distribution of goods, providing the infrastructure needed to create a socialist society. Gosbank did not seek to turn a profit: it lent to those entitites the state intended to be national champions.

In February 1922 Lenin described the State Bank as "a bureaucratic paper game." It operated alongside the state planning committee Gosplan and the state committee for material technical supply, Gossnab.

Its role was to allocate resources between different enterprises: the farm delivers milk to the butter producer, which in turn sends the butter to the universalniy magazin: the state debits and credits each enterprise at each step in the transaction, building a record of the entire economy, inputs and outputs, production and consumption.

Does it sound like a new idea?

A social credit score is built into the system, native, inherent and implicit, because the transactions reveal who is prompt or tardy — though crucially not why — so the tardy can be incentivised or punished without the need to discover the root of the problem. This necessarily empowers the powerful.

The idea that such a system delivers equity is delusional, for the system (which today we bless as Artificial Intelligence) cannot have full knowledge, except that with which it is programmed. It may know bad (error) but not good, let alone goodwill, and thus is unaware of motive, let alone morality.

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The one bank (think one health and the WHO) was introduced in the Soviet Union to support the five year plans authored by the American industrial architect Alfred Kahn, as explained by the historian of Wall Street And The Bolshevik Revolution, Antony Sutton (1925-2002).

The Soviet Union, like the Third Reich, were technocratic experiments. They were promoted, established and sustained by Western oiler-bankers. Anyone who doubts that after Sutton's research, and that of Carroll Quigley…

Well, there are those who maintain that the USSR, being unable to foment world revolution, was cornered into state-run capitalism… and that Nazism responded organically.

There is sweet irony (in other words, no irony at all, for irony is sour) in the fact that the former Gosplan building in Moscow became the seat of the parliament or Duma. The reverse is now occurring in the West. During the Covid response the legislatures were rusticated, deemed superfluous in the face of a global emergency with a less than 0.3 per cent fatality rate. Your MP or representative was sent home — and the buggers were mostly happy to take the money and scuttle. Representative government is being replaced with central planning.

  • Did the multinational corporations create the problems of pollution, of planned obsolescence and over production?

  • Did governments make promises of pensions and welfare benefits while failing to fund them adequately?

  • Did bankers create a debased currency so that inflation operated as a system of reverse wealth redistribution?

  • Did all of the above fail to plan for a transition to lower energy use — flagrantly moving to an even more energy intensive social surveillance model (at least in the short term)?

The answer, of course, is yes. Does that mean they are going to hold themselves accountable? No.

Combine the election management and the financialisation of law enforcement — and U.S. government is no more than a corporation, doing deals with foreign governments, selling out the people.

As the author Charles Hugh Smith puts it in his latest blog:

  • Wages' share of the national income has declined for 45 years as the gains of the economy were shifted from labor to capital.

  • The top 1 per cent's share of wealth soars to new heights in every speculative credit-asset bubble.

  • The middle class share of wealth plummets in every speculative credit-asset bubble and only gains ground when bubble pop.

Result: The bogus economic dogma of "growth via the wealth effect" created the demographic karma that will bring down the status quo. [2]

Own nothing

Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock asset managers, has said that the owner-investors don't like democracy, as it is too "messy." "Markets don't like uncertainty, markets like totalitarian governments…"

So what is the mechanism for replacing markets with central planning? Summon the formidable insight of the financial analyst George Gammon.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the governing body of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Citigroup, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs) is pushing central bank digital currency.

The biggest owner of the Fed is the bank that has the most shares, which would be JP Morgan. As the banking sector consolidates, the biggest banks take greater control of the Fed. JP Morgan was the biggest bidder in the rescue of First Republic. However the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation lent JPM $50 billion to do the deal, and the FDIC absorbed the toxic assets! Gammon explains admirably. [3]

The banking system was never fixed after 2008. As more banks go bust more of them will be absorbed into the likes of JP Morgan. If this continues the commercial bank and the central bank would ultimately become the same entity. All deposits would be on JPM's balance sheet — effectively creating a CBDC, says Gammon.

If all property is on one ledger, no-one pays anyone and thus there are effectively no assets. It does not matter who runs the ledger since there are no assets or ownership — you'll own nothing and you'll be happy.


Analysts like Gammon and the lawyer John Titus, and above all Prof Richard Werner (Princes Of The Yen) are essential during this crisis. They are among the handful of minds that are clear amid the noise, communicating to the rest of us the foundation on which to confirm or deny the structure we may have already perceived, though we searched for that final stone of confirmation. Details matter.

Confirmation lies in the fact that the Bank for International Settlements and the World Bank do not speak of CBDC so much as a central digital ledger. That is what the USSR had, minus the digital — thus it still needed people.

The present objective appears to be central planning, as touted by Kissinger-tutored Klaus Schwab and "his" World Economic Forum. Digital currency is one more code word or euphemism for centralization — that has less need for people.

Schwab keeps a bust of Lenin in his office.


To realise that one's whole schooling has been a charade of communists and fascists is depressing. But the conclusion is forthcoming:

The mafia used to leave something for the little guy. Even John D. Rockefeller supposedly said to leave 10 per cent on the table. What the Great Reset, or this hyper financialisation of a corrupt ruling class is doing, is taking every last cent.

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[1] UN — Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together - Concert to unite Pacific region in the fight against COVID-19

[2] Charles Hugh Smith, May 26, 2023 -- Sorry Our Demographic Karma Ran Over Your Economic Dogma

[3] George Gammon, May 9, 2023 -- I was Wrong About CBDCs: Here's Why I Changed My Mind

Money Circus
23 May 2023 | 3:09 pm

2. 3 Crises - Globalists Scheme, Prosecute Bhakdi, BBC Verifies

  • Humanitarian and prof Sucharit Bhakdi arraigned under German hypocrisy laws

  • 'Hate speech' would target you for having a link, book or document they don't like

  • Illogical policies require dictatorial thought control: heil BBC Verisimilitude

  • Climate and Covid response conceal role as Trojan horse for social engineering

  • From Dutch farmers, American food producers, Ukraine's grain to Russian gas

  • Only so many policies can fail at once, without malice aforethought

  • We need environmentalist allies to recognise we're co-opted by technocrats

  • Their objective is not to 'save' anything; it is dialectical bullying

  • Government failings over recycling and energy are by design, Greta!

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See also BBC Flirts With 'Deeper Authority' (Moneycircus, Aug 18, 2021)

May 23, 2023

Hold these ideas in your mind simultaneously:

  • New research shows that production of lab grown meat (fake meat) emits four to 25 times more carbon than natural meat.

  • Mayor aims to impose caps to limit the amount of meat that New Yorkers can eat publicly — and eventually at home.

  • EU approves Dutch government plan to forcibly evict farmers.

  • EU has already adopted a resolution adding crickets, locusts and meal worms to the human food chain "in a bid to tackle climate change and the food crisis." (for sources see below).

Or consider the absentee landlord energy policy that shuts down current output before putting replacement capacity in place. See Not Enough Minerals For Green Energy (Moneycircus, Sep 8, 2022).

The plans don't seem logical. Why shut down farms if there is a shortage of food?
Why impose restrictions on nitrogen and methane from cows, if lab grown meat entails more energy use and pollution? Why limit meat consumption if it is not the problem?

Because meat is being narrated into a problem — spun in a web of lies like energy — and that requires armies of censors, posing as fact checkers, who answer to those who manipulate policy: the EU and the governments, the corporations, private foundations, hedge funds and asset managers, oilers and bankers.

Lidl launches insect patties, using soy and meal worm larvae, as part of the My Street Food range. Why not lick the pavement?

The EU approved house crickets, yellow meal worms and grasshoppers in frozen or powdered form that do not have to be labeled as such so long as they appear somewhere in the ingredients list.

President Biden's climate czar John Kerry Declares War on US Farmers: Gov't Farm Confiscations 'Not Off The Table' blares a headline.

Climate horse

The link between censorship and propaganda is central to the climate debate in order to conceal its role as the Trojan horse for a massive social engineering project, involving population control, surveillance and technology, rationing of resources, reimagining food, swapping cash and the workplace for new life systems, which measure people's inputs and outputs according to new ethical values that negate former freedoms. [1]


The Green movement could gain political power in a somewhat pluralistic political system only while their proposed policies were not actually being implemented and before the implementation of renewables exposed the lack of a transition plan.

The population could be urged to separate garbage, tie paper into bundles, wash plastic bottles and bag aluminium cans.

People quietly forgot that in Britain, for example, until recent decades glass milk bottles had always been recycled when delivered by the milkman — many of the milk floats were electric so that they were near-silent on the morning round. Even the American pharmaceutical industry, when it introduced glass bottles, marketed them as re-usable. Electric cars outnumbered petrol cars in the U.S. 120 years ago. [2]

That does not mean those past success stories should be revived today, rather it warns us to be skeptical about any claims.

The need for tight control of political discourse changed once the Green policies began to be implemented. Until that point the popular debate could be partly self-policing: standards, whether of old-fashioned — "a stitch in time saves nine" — or standardised thought among those subjected to the narrative of schoolroom environmentalism was enough.

Censors' imperative

Two things changed: illogical policy would be exposed for its damaging, nefarious effects; and governments would resort to compulsion, rendering Green policy totalitarian.

How can one be sure? Because the illogical policy is the means, not the objective.
For more on the insufficienly-examined wilds of the Green agenda be sure to catch the next newsletter.

Once it was revealed that most household recycling is a scam, cargo-shipped to other countries to be dumped or burned, any outrage had to be contained.

Only when coal and oil were curtailed, and in countries like Germany nuclear was canceled, did the inadequacy of solar and wind replacements become clear and energy bills inevitably began to soar.

Suddenly governments required the equivalent of "traffic calming" they use to ensure compliance on the road… speed bumps, surveillance, obstructions, delays.

Governments cannot implement illogical policy without a heavy hand on public discourse. So there had to be a series of scandals to impose censorship on the press and social media.

In the U.S. it began in the press with the unrelated "Satanic panic" of ritual child abuse — ignoring the fact that if you strip out the ritual, the abuse is very real. In the UK it was the "phone hacking" scandal, centred around a murdered girl Milly Dowler — ignoring the fact that this central plank of the hacking scandal never happened: her phone was not hacked. Britain's most investigative newspaper, and the world's oldest paper in continuous publication, The News Of The World, was shuttered by Rupert Murdoch who has just bowed down to his financiers again and decimated Fox News.

If the public were free to communicate, not just express, its outrage — on any topic — the recycling scam would have been more likely to be exposed, and with it the social compliance and programming that underpins Green policy.

Hoax is not too-strong a word. Pollution is a real problem but it is obscured by the questionable computer modeling of climate change. Over-production and planned obsolescence, such as mobile phones and laptops where you cannot even change the battery, are far more practical to address yet ignored. The poisoning of water, land and food is an issue, but one from which big agriculture and food processors make money.

That is why debate is controlled and directed: misdirection, not mis- or disinformation, is the key.

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Lords of misrule

One would think cognitive dissonance would win out: the U.S. attorney Todd Callender who heads a large team of researchers estimates that a billion people may have been injured by the shot.

Then there is 5G which does not offer significantly faster internet speeds; so people should be asking what it is for. [3]

The migration crisis is too big, too orchestrated, for most to ignore. Yet the partisan do.

Chaos is mounting: the dispossession of farmers, the burning of farms and food processors, the dioxin spill in Ohio, the disruption to food and energy supplies, rising prices, the dismantling of public services, above all health care. [4]

You might think people would notice but they were knocked off balance. Worse is yet to come.

Bring on the clowns

When policies are illogical, the people cannot be allowed to think straight or rationalise — for the house of cards would collapse.

The "conspiracy theorist" meme has been perfected by linking issues which have no inherent nor scientific linkage — as if they are tenets of a credo. If you question any one of them, you are deemed a heretic who has rejected a belief system.

This is the means by which writers and journalists or anyone who dares voice an opinion is deemed one of us or them.

Naomi Klein, who made her name with Shock Doctrine (2006) but now sits on a Rockefeller-funded foundation, has written a book about "conspiracy theory culture." Her new work, Doppelgaenger, due out this autumn, focuses on here obsession about being confused with Naomi Wolf.

Prof Sucharit Bhakdi is being prosecuted in Germany under "hate speech" for having compared the toll of the Covid response to the Holocaust and questioning how those who regret the former could perpetrate the latter.

Even the law being used to silence Prof Sucharit Bhakdi is illogical: what is the point of the injunction, "never again," if the moment someone warns of a repetition — they risk prosecution!

Now you see why the BBC has just launched "BBC Verify" — which one should dismiss as Verisimilitude for it serves the goal of thought control.

Expressing an opinion is not the only pitfall. Under Ireland's Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Crimes Bill 2022, merely possessing material is an offence if censors determine you planned to share it. Scotland has something similar. England is soon to follow.

Prof Bhakdi's impending prosecution only shouts his question more loudly: who is doing this?

Sociologists will probably tell us that this is an organic development of late-stage capitalism or some such guff: like the old comedy routine, "It's a fair cop; society's to blame."

Great Reset Is complete

Author Bert Oliver echoes our Nov 2021 article, arguing for a cinematic attempt to capture "in retrospect… the currently unfolding attempt, by what one might arguably call a bunch of megalomaniacal psychopaths, to bring about a putative 'great reset'." [5]

It is great to see another voice pursuing this approach.

There are points of difference with the Oliver article: a skewed sequence in our view does not necessarily force viewers to challenge their own perception. It may just be a poorly-edited sequence, like that sea-sick hand-held "camerawork" of two decades ago.

The crystal, time-image is arguably another way of discussing perspective. As a photographer and historian this author claims no great insight because it is fundamentally unavoidable. Without grappling with perspective you miss the strengths of photography and you learn less from history.

See The Great Reset Is Complete: A future retrospective (Moneycircus, Nov 23, 2021)

"Deleuze argues that the split between these two images — the actual and its 'other', the virtual — reveals the hidden fault-lines of time in the perfect crystal, which means that even images of perfection are subject to the persistence of time (and therefore change), which is always already split."

Compare Chekhov: The tension between the world as it should be, and the world as it is.

Historical perspective is the use of history as a lens to examine the present. Thus it is wholly different to seeing history as a tale of the past.


Interestingly the author, Mr Oliver, quotes Professor Kees van der Pijl, the former head of Sussex University international relations department, whom we encountered in a recent story of censorship. He shared an article entitled "9-11 / Israel did it" posted on Wikispooks. Van der Pijl tweet was posted on November 3 and read: "Not Saudis, Israelis blew up Twin Towers with help from Zionists in US gov."

A Church of England vicar Dr Stephen Sizer shared the same article in 2015. The Archbishop of Canterbury barred him from ministry for 12 years for antisemitism.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews made 11 allegations against Dr Sizer, which claimed his conduct in incidents between 2005 and 2018 amounted to antisemitic activity. [6]

Essential polarisation

We recently saw the conclusion of the Durham report into the FBI and Russiagate: the media united in claiming it found "no deep state plot."

The central myth of Trump-Russia must be maintained, for it helps discipline the media in line with the military censors and their private sector cutouts, and the whole concept of disinformation, "bad actors," and the "hate speech" legislation aka censorship that follows.

This in turn allows consent to be manufactured for wars, from Yugoslavia and Iraq to Afghanistan, Syria and Libya to Ukraine, while eyes on the Middle East are misdirected, away from Palestine to Iran. It also allows patently unpopular and irrational policies to be pushed through, from vaccine mandates to Green energy (feel free to comment in favour of them; but energy prices and booster take-up do not imply popularity).

A John Pilger article, his last before The Guardian effectively fired him in 2014, is prescient: the U.S. military was already supplying Ukraine. [7]

"Ukraine has been turned into a CIA theme park — run personally by CIA director John Brennan in Kiev, with dozens of 'special units' from the CIA and FBI setting up a 'security structure' that oversees savage attacks on those who opposed the February coup....

"Russian-speaking Ukrainians are fighting for survival. When Putin announced the withdrawal of Russian troops from the border, the Kiev junta's defence secretary, Andriy Parubiy — a founding member of the fascist Svoboda party — boasted that attacks on 'insurgents' would continue."

He also quotes Heinz Kissinger: "It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but what is perceived to be true."

In the eight years following Pilger's article, 14,000 Russian-speaking Ukrainians would be killed, according to United Nations statistics, before Russia finally intervened.

Former deputy secretary of state Strobe Talbot, a Russiagate delusionist but nonetheless one of the U.S.' foremost diplomats made two revealing statements:

"It was Yugoslavia's resistance to the broader trends of political and economic reform — not the plight of Kosovar Albanians — that best explains NATO's war."

Yugoslavia was a successful multi-ethnic state that had stood, self-sufficient, in the face of the Soviet Union.

It ploughed a middle way between state-planning and a liberal economy. It had a thriving machine industry, made cars and motorbikes, and was one of the most popular tourist destinations. The West should have loved it.

Yet what you might call socialist cooperation on a non-centralised model was considered a threat by the globalists.

The Yugoslav system that had co-existed as part of the non-aligned bloc yet refusing to be directed by the Soviet Union was somehow anathema to the very Western neoliberals who claimed to oppose the USSR!

The reasoning comes in the next quote:

"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all."

Yugoslavia had to be seen to fail because it disrupted the false narrative of central planning on the left, and free markets on the right. This was to act as a dialectic, guiding the population as a hockey puck.

The objective is, strange as it may seem, a world that is failing to develop energy supplies; limiting food production; increasing intrusion by the state into privacy; reducing private wealth and ownership through tax and seizure in lie of old age care; preparing for a one-world currency system that would enable granular control down to the rationing for each person of food, energy and activity.

This will be neither Moscow nor Washington DC; not Oceania, Eurasia nor Eastasia as in Nineteen Eighty-Four.

It will be Kallipolis, the Utopian city-state ruled by elders or guardians, as presented by Socrates in Plato's dialogue, The Republic.

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[1] Euthanasia, depopulation and displacement; cybernetics and technocracy; behavioural manipulation, central bank digital currency, universal basic income, Gaia, Maitreya, UNESCO.

[2] The Guardian, Aug 2021 — The lost history of the electric car – and what it tells us about the future of transport

[3] Digital Trends, Apr 2022 — Is 5G as fast as they're saying? We break down the speeds

[4] Supply Mgmt News, Jan 2023 — Record jump in factory fires will have 'ripple effect' on entire supply chain

[5] Bert Oliver, Real Left, May 20, 2023 — A Cinematic Model for a Retrospective Film on the Present Drive towards totalitarian power

[6] The Guardian, Jan 2023 — C of E vicar who shared claims 9/11 was Israeli plot barred for antisemitism

[7] John Pilger, The Guardian, 2014 — In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia

Money Circus
18 May 2023 | 2:53 pm

3. Eurasia note #78 – Churchill’s Wars And Financial Ties

  • Germany's unification as Churchill was born was the defining feature of his era

  • As was the collapse of Britain's empire from internal and external challenge

  • Oil, banking and rentier interests, their wealth derived from empire, were nervous

  • The idea that Churchill alone spotted the threat of Germany does not stand up

  • British and U.S. worldview and policy, including towards Russia, is pathalogical

  • You might paraphrase it as 'hate and accumulate'

  • A lesson from those provoking war in Winston's time is believing it's "the game"

  • Churchill is viewed differently by those with more recent colonial experience

  • Too embarrassing to be acknowledged; evolving views are dismissed as "revision"

  • Competitors are frozen in the history of the 'rules-based international order'

  • This tells us that today's crises are, like those before, wars for resources

  • Similarly today's private foundations facilitate that which they claim to oppose

See part one: Ukraine - The War Everyone Saw Coming (Moneycircus, May 5, 2023)
Also 70 Years Since Stalin; His Role In Globalism (Moneycircus, Mar 5, 2023)

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It's not that long ago

Tbilisi, May 18, 2023

Prelude: It's the coronation, stupid

We are told that kings and queens, revolutionaries and presidents forge nations. Draw a line long enough, however, and you will see how great socioeconomic crises intersect.

If you look at what shaped England and parts of northern Europe over the past 500 years, it was first the Reformation — a social and economic, as well as doctrinal and thus institutional challenge — and the way in which individuals stepped into the resulting political and financial vacuum.

The spy regime implemented in the 1570s by Sir Francis Walsingham created the one of the oldest intelligence services and the modern police state.

In 1688-89 the "glorious revolution" overthrew the Catholic King James II, putting England back on the Puritan path, establishing the primacy of Parliament over the monarch. This was in part, however, the primacy of bankers, institutionalised under Oliver Cromwell, who in our time display their power in the Covid response — when legislatures around the world are rusticated and foam in their toothlessness at the feet of private foundations and the corporate-investor owners.

It is appropriate, therefore, that King Charles III was given the role of anointing The Great Reset in Jun 2020, during the Covid response which is, as we've argued, a monetary event: the massive money printing may have paid people furlough, but it was above all a timely bailout to insolvent governments, corporations and banks.

TGR consists in replacing the cash-based monetary system with ration vouchers (a central bank digital currency) apportioned by the stakeholders (owner-investors) who will impose "sustainability" upon the population while they retain control of oil and mineral resources, and food.

Ducks and dukes

Almost no-one thought there was going to be world war in the 1910s and even when it was declared, in August of 1914, most were convinced it would be over by Christmas.

Though an Austrian archduke had been assassinated in June 1914, few saw the fate of an individual, let alone any dialectical force of history, leading the continent into unprecedented conflagration and bloodshed.

The interpretation of history modulates like a pendulum between the hagiography of great individuals — at school we learned by rote the names of British monarchs, "Willie, Willie, Harry, Steve; Harry, Dick, John, Harry three" — and, on the other hand, analysis of large-scale socioeconomic developments.

In universities the rising profile of Marxist historians, from Fernand Braudel and Eric Hobsbawm to the more activist academics like Régis Debray (the names you select depend on your field of study — the author's was the English Interregnum and the revolutions of Latin America) — demolished the walls between innovation, economics, trade and the manipulation of statecraft.

Perception slumbers betwixt bowers. Some powerful forces interpret history in real time or even shape it. They do not wait for the historian to pick up his or her pen. Past being prelude, the wealthiest forces finance historians to shape the narrative, just as private foundations have taken over scientific research. See Nobel prize-winning physicist Robert Laughlin: The Crime of Reason: And the Closing of the Scientific Mind (2008). [1]

See the career of the historian Waldo Gifford Leland, in Spies, Dupes and Charities: Rivals for Power, Part 4. Norman Dodd and the tax-exempt foundations (Moneycircus, Aug 7, 2021).

"The activities of William Leland match precisely the strategy and institutions that the Carnegie trustees were discussing in order to take over the teaching of history. The timing matches that noted in the transcripts seen by Norman Dodd."

The influence of whole fields of research by philanthropic foundations leads to a paradox. At a time when universities are supposedly dominated by Marxists, the economic rivalry of classes gains less attention than a postmodern narrative of ever-more thinly sliced and diced identities, which leads this author to conclude that wealthy class interests do indeed divert debate.

This tends to confirm the idea that wealthy class interests have derailed our attention and misdirected our focus. Younger journalists who increasingly see themselves as activists — as Glenn Greenwald has cautioned — tend to impose the ideological horse blinkers, restricting discussion to discrete political furrows. That makes it all the harder to challenge narratives in historical or present time.

We examined this narrowing of perspective in our 9/11 anniversary article, The Objectives Of 9/11 And The Covid Response (Moneycircus, Sep 11, 2022).

"The drive to understand things may stem from an interest in history as it shapes our present, but that further breaks down into those who see history as a soup, murky but perceiving flavours that conform to their identity, and those who like their historical perspectives raw.

It is reflected in people's personality. Some are less informed, some are knowledgeable but guarded, and some are well-formed and comfortable in their nakedness. This means being open to discomfiting ideas, and weighing them without putting a finger on the scales: you have to let your guard down and be disappointed sometimes."

Central to this is the use of historical perspective, whose purpose is to sharpen our view of the present, as opposed to history which is the study of the past.

"Historical perspective refers to understanding a subject in light of its earliest phases and subsequent evolution," says Barbara Lawrence in a paper on the topic.

Eternal interests; eternal rivals

Or how Germany became not just Winston's obsession.

Winston Churchill's political ideology is best described as imperialist rather than partisan (he spent decades in both the Conservative and Liberal parties) and as patrician rather than politician.

He was not ideological but "learned on the job" — Harrow of his time was gloriously free of the constraints of modern education — and his first job was empire: as a soldier-journalist in India and Africa, whose perceptions had been formed by his father's adventures in the gold fields. Both Winston and his father were sustained by banking and resource interests rooted in the colonies, and which dominated the political class.

That class suffered palpable angst from the competition posed by Germany's rise. The nation had become a unified state in 1871, three years before Churchill's birth. The rentier, banking and resource interests who had had the globe to themselves, looked askance at the rapid emergence of the Teutonic power during precisely the years that Churchill came to maturity. [2]

At the same time, the oil and resource interests would have known very well what Germany lacked: it had little coal, its limited oil was best suited to lubricant, it was short of chemicals for refining, and though it was by the turn of the century the top producer of steel, it was reliant on imports to fuel that industry.

Germany's quest for independent access to fuel, the Berlin-Baghdad railway, by which it hoped to reach the Persian Gulf, was obstructed for four decades.

Its other source, the Russian oil industry, had been knocked out of the market for half a century by the withdrawal of the biggest producers: Nobel, Rockefeller and Rothschild. The latter sold their interests just before the first Russian revolution.

Between 1904 and 1913, the Russian share in the world's total oil exports collapsed from 31 to 9 percent, writes Danil Yergin, author of Extraction: World History of the Fight for Oil, Money and Power (1999). Russian oil output did not recover to 1900 levels for over 50 years.

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The Rothschilds' exit from Russia was staged gradually from the first Russian revolution of 1905 up to 1912, when they folded their Russian assets into Royal Dutch Shell. They were praised for the world's luckiest business decision. For a potted timeline see Tourist Batumi's Lessons For Today (Moneycircus, Mar 3, 2023)

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Germany was clearly being isolated economically, but what about diplomatically?

The Boers, of mostly Dutch and German ancestry, would find themselves caught between British and German ambition in southern Africa, especially after the discovery of diamonds in Kimberley in the 1860s, and the world's largest goldfields on the Witwatersrand in the 1880s.

The historian and National Liberal member of the Reichstag, Heinrich von Treitschke, wrote in 1884, "it would be no more than a natural turn of events if racially-related Germany should some day in some manner become responsible for the protection of the Teutonic population of Southern Africa."

The new power found itself, as did peripheral Russia to some extent, necessarily in competition and forced to choose sides: whether to parlay German idealism into champion of the underdog — albeit pups of shared ethnicity — or to seek a place at the imperial table. The latter it would be denied.

Rake's progress

Winston would find himself, two years after suppressing Pashtuns on the Northwest Frontier, in Cape Town in 1898 for the second Anglo-Boer war. [3]

Did Churchill turn against Germany — he called Prussia "the source of the recurring pestilence" — or did he represent a commercial interest, a class view, the corporate finance that was coming into being, and which would one day rival nation states?

He was just as wedded as the German elite to eugenic superiority — amply evidenced by his behaviour in the Boer War, Gallipoli, Ireland, the General Strike and the Bengal famine. This may have contributed to his being defeated in the general election of 1945, but has been forgotten in the following decades of adulation. [4]

Poorly balancing this elitist mindset, Churchill would absorb the ethos of the Victorian age, exemplified in Sir Henry Newbolt's poem Vitai Lampada which was published in those years:

"Play up! play up! and play the game!"

Do we not espy a parallel in those who today call themselves elites?

Entitled without title

It is odd to encounter on Reddit and other places the snarky dismissal of suggestions that Winston Churchill was financed by bankers — isn't everyone?

In a plutocratic age like ours, as that of Churchill a century before, the question is not whether money talks but who in any transaction gets the better end of the deal. Today we are familiar with publishers offering multi-million dollar book deals, and corporations paying politicians half a million for a speech.

What matters is the scale of one's borrowing, the collateral offered, and the penalty due if one cannot pay the interest. And Winston, like his father, could not meet the interest.

Winston identified his career with war from his days as a journalist reporting on the suppression of the Boers. As we shall see he was no mere newspaperman.

Upon his father's early death in 1895, the 21 year-old Winston was in the Queen's Own Hussars, and got himself posted abroad where he doubled as a journalist, profiting handsomely from the newspaper publishers, as his father had done.

It would not be long before he would be calling on the same bankers to finance his lifestyle and career.

Churchill's financial dependence on sponsors is said to be evidence of his sense of entitlement, while those whose largesse sated his desires are said to have accommodated him through bonhomie, with little expectation of recompense and demanding nothing in return.

Having lived through three years of wealth snatching by the "elite" — of increasing Pareto distribution under cover of the Covid response — if you maintain that plutocrats are glad handed, seeking to distribute their beneficence rather than seize the wealth of others, congratulations for reading this far.

If you read the International Churchill Society's own web site, it makes perfectly clear the family's intimate connection to the Rothschilds, not just as borrowers but deeply connected to gold prospecting and the Rhodes project — in other words the resource wars in Africa and elsewhere, which led to competition with Germany that was "a manifestation of the imperial rivalry that was the leading cause of World War I." [5]

Family business

In 1871 Cecil Rhodes had set off to Africa to buy up the diamond mines of Kimberley, financed by Lord Nathaniel "Natty" Rothschild (1840-1915), who after Rhodes' death managed the eponymous scholarship. Rhodes, after all, had been a parson's son with no money of his own.

It is on the Churchill society website that one comes across the related story. Nathaniel Rothschild, a lifetime friend of the family, suggested in 1891 that Lord Randolph should form a syndicate to prospect for gold in Mashonaland, southern Africa, with the Rothschilds providing banking and logistical services.

Alfred Beit, a German-born mining engineer and financier who was close to the Rothschilds, was focused on Central Rand. Randolph arrived in Cape Town with a Rothschild letter of credit for £10,000 to cover expenses, which he proceeded to squander on supplies for his traveling party described as sufficient for a continental army. He did profit from newspaper articles which also provided the opportunity to research the prospects of the Transvaal, and made investments including in De Beer.

He fared better when Beit sold him Witswatersrand mining company, Deep Levels, at a preferential price. It would later be known as Rand Mines.


Engaged, extravagantly

Like his father Randolph, Winston was extravagant, and was bailed out by bankers on many occasions. In "No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money," (2015) British banker David Lough lists WC's creditors, from Austrian-born Sir Henry Strakosch to Sir Ernest Cassel, and the provider of his cigars, J. Grunebaum & Sons, who saw their revenues go up in smoke and remained unpaid.

As Ofer Aderet wrote in his review for Haaretz, Winston was a schnorrer, a Yiddish term for a sponger or scrounge. [6]

He was also financed through lavish fees for newspaper articles and later for his books and films. Lough says Churchill gave his financiers nothing directly in return but that disguises a more complex and lengthy story.

The Focus

Having lost his parliamentary seat in the early 1920s Churchill became a lobbyist for oil companies and in the 1923 election Labour Party opponents challenged him openly about the money he'd taken from the banker Cassel. By the 1930s, Churchill was in debt to the tune of $4 million in today's money, according to Lough.

This financial support coalesced around The Focus, a covert group financed by Robert Mond, owner of several chemicals companies, and Robert Waley Cohen, who had negotiated the merger of Shell Oil with Royal Dutch Oil Company in 1906-07 and was a director of the firm in which the Rothschilds now held a major interest. The Focus was run by Eugen Spier, a German emigrant, who later authored an account, titled with perhaps arch modesty, The Focus. A footnote in history (1963). [7]

In Spier's sixties account of the group (full title "Focus in Defence of Freedom and Peace") he describes that Hitler had "singled out for extermination" the Jews "in the name of a purely Aryan Germany."

"But I felt that it was wrong to concentrate on the sufferings of the Jews, and that more was needed of the British people than mere sympathy and indignation. Hitler had other aims beyond the extermination of a hated race and their religion with its deep-rooted ethical teachings and laws."

Violet Bonham Carter, the daughter of H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister from 1908 to 1916, wrote in the foreword to the same book:

"We had at the outset no material and little moral backing. We were a small group of like-minded individuals swimming against the tide-not only of government policy but of the prevailing public attitude and mood."

Nonetheless it is questionable that a self-described "footnote" of a group with "no material backing" succeeded in overturning the "prevailing public attitude" and maneouvering its candidate, Winston Churchill into the prime role.

The recruit

Churchill may have been recruited to The Focus, not only because its cohort paid his bills, but because its members recognised in him the prejudices and predilections of the aristocracy that bent him to their purpose.

He is laughably cited as a humanitarian because he ordered that shipments of food, from the USA and intended for the UK, be diverted to starving Germany.

If it happened, it was a repeat of the strategy to keep Germany fighting in WW1, described in the book Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War (2014). Authors Gerry Docherty and James MacGregor make the case that the Commission for Relief in Belgium was really a way to channel supplies to Germany to prolong the war. They show how the committee was almost entirely composed of bankers. [8]

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As for the Rothschild-Rhodes pursuit of world dominance by an Anglo-American establishment, Churchill plotted the overthrow of the Ottoman empire even before the caliphate took a side in WW1 and he launched his ill-fated Dardanelles campaign.

Churchill's views did evolve. He was racist and dismissive of the Bolsheviks-as-Jews, just as he had been of the Boers. He fancied himself a military strategist. "I have it in me to be a successful soldier. I can visualize great movements and combinations."

Here is the ego poised to be manipulated by those who would sate his physical and mental needs.

This is not to say a politician as complex as Churchill is a simple equation of pay for play — but there is no doubt he is viewed very differently by Americans and Britons (where he is above criticism) than by peoples with a more recent colonial experience.

American plutocracy

In President Roosevelt's "Campaign To Incite War in Europe: The Secret Polish Documents," Mark Weber of the Institute for Historical Review makes the argument that U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared to the British ambassador in 1938 his intention to blockade Germany and provoke it into war. [9]

Roosevelt had form. He was advised not to blockade Japan's fuel supplies from Indonesia but would do so, provoking it into war. Before the First World War, president Woodrow Wilson had been elected on a platform of keeping the U.S. out of war and promptly reversed direction by 180 degrees.

In short, one can barely escape the scurrying of motives and men, as opposed to the grand sweep of history.

Former ambassador to Britain Joseph Kennedy, father of president John F Kennedy and grandfather of current presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. explained that the British position in 1938 was that Britain lacked the materiel to go to war with Germany and that "Hitler would have fought Russia without any later conflict with England" had it had not been for the urging of the senior U.S. ambassador to Europe, the banker William Bullitt's pressure on Roosevelt that Poland must be made a casus belli with Germany.

Mark Weber is of course, a priori, dismissed in a Google search as a Holocaust denier, a phrase often used to shut down debate before the anyone has stated a case, let alone denied anything. History, we are told is, like science, a product of consensus.

We have seen that same accusation applied to people as distant from Weber as the scientist and MP Andrew Bridgen, who dared to criticise the "safe and effective." If you wish to see in what knots people tie themselves when they appeal to consensus, watch the final part of a debate between Del Bigtree and celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the same topic.

Bent history

In general, the media's "first draft" of history does begin to unravel with the passage of time, as with the assassination of president John F Kennedy, or the events of September 11, 2001. In the case of Adolf Hitler, the process seems to work the other way. The further we move from those events, the more they are embellished and embroidered. Something similar happens with Churchill.

Granted, history is written by the winners, but the AH phenomenon is something different: the myth and distortions have grown with time — thus it is not history. The modern representation of WW2 is propaganda as praxis. History is used, from Hitler to the Holocaust, to shape the present world.

Hitler's life and even death are enveloped in mystery; rational clarity is explicitly avoided. He serves as a mythic figure on whom any dread can be projected; and comparison with whom represents instant excommunication.

Today's foreign policy is shaped by reference to AH, often directly: presidents Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin were not only compared, we were told they were "literal Hitler," prior to our launching into wars.

It is notable that there is not nearly such a close examination of the USSR and almost none of China. If it were not for the work of one single historian, Antony Sutton, we should know nothing about the Western banks and the Bolsheviks, or the industrial integration between these supposedly competing political-economic systems.


We stress again, that one should steer clear of imputing motive and concern ourselves with interests, even when, or especially when those interests clash.

It may be little surprise that Lord Palmerson gave the classic economic exposition in 1848 at the height of Whig liberalism:

"We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow" he said in a speech on… the Polish Question — the issue of whether Poland should exist as an independent state.

It was a perennial topic in European politics for close to two centuries, and was the issue upon which Britain and France would declare war on Germany in 1939.

It was Poland to which Britain made commitments that it could not keep, over a city, Danzig or Gdańsk, when Britain had no interests at stake.

Here we are, almost 200 years later, facing a similar question over another borderland, Ukraine and agitated, apart from the U.S. and Britain — by Poland!

There are likely to be interests, in resources and civilisational ambitions, that influence the willingness to allot more than $100 billion to a war in a far-off land about which we know little and care less.

Tidbits: Quad swatted

Joe Biden has effectively cancelled the Quad summit, calling off his trip to Australia. The Quad is an attempt to isolate China, through the concept of the Indo-Pacific.

The excuse is that Biden needs to focus on debt ceiling negotiations but now India and Japan will also not attend.

Former UK PM Liz Truss was dispatched to Taiwan — China called it a "dangerous political show" but perhaps the Quad is being delayed so that Truss can serve her masters and inveigle Taiwan into the Quad. That would really raise the risk of conflict with Beijing.

In pre-released comments, Truss pursued the closure of 30 Confucius Institutes in the UK.

The Bilderberg Group is not so lilly livered. At least someone is trying to steer the world (/s sarcasm).

The Group traditionally meets in June but has brought forward this meeting to May 17-20. Those of 2020 and 2021 were canceled because so many Bilderberg attendees were involved in orchestrating the Covid response. [10]

The Jun 2022 meeting was held in Washington and focused on war in Ukraine, arranging the world's energy constraints, and proceeding with the medical security state. Key attendees included the major oil companies, intelligence agencies and defence chiefs, thus representing both the owners of energy and mineral resources, and what is effectively their surveillance and enforcement arm.

Those topics in Lisbon are likely to dominate given that the world's scales of justice and order have been upended in the direction of chaos... with which the Great Resetters are contending, if they are not orchestrating.

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[1] Robert Laughlin, 2008 — The Crime of Reason: And the Closing of the Scientific Mind

[2] Britannica — Germany, the economy, 1890–1914

[3] Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat, 2015 — How Churchill Fought The Pashtuns in Pakistan

[4] Priyamvada Gopal, The Guardian, 2021 — Why can't Britain handle the truth about Winston Churchill?

[5] ICS, 2015 -- Churchill's World – Lord Randolph Churchill's Legacy: Shares not "Sacks" of Gold

[6] Haaretz, 2016 -- Blood, Sweat and Booze: Churchill's Debts and the Moguls Who Saved Him

[7] Wikipedia — The Focus

[8] Gerry Docherty and James MacGregor, 2013 — Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War

[9] Mark Weber, 1980s — President Roosevelt's Campaign To Incite War in Europe: The Secret Polish Documents

[10] Sourcewatch - COVID-19/Perpetrators/Bilderberg

Money Circus
9 May 2023 | 5:26 pm

4. Chronicle of Dissent - War To End Wars, Or Prelude?

  • Nations no longer regard war with the same gravity

  • U.S. imperils security by playing politics on its southern border

  • Military integrity cannot coexist with corruption and crime

The forthcoming conclusion of Eurasia note #77, on the leading of Britain into war with Germany, as in conflict with Russia, is postponed for the 78th anniversary of the end of WW2.

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Georgia's prime minister Irakli Garibashvili congratulates veterans

Tbilisi, May 9, 2023

The bells ring from the church on the nearby square, a slow, monotonic toll.

Across the nations that once formed part of the Soviet Union, each honours its veterans and dead in its own way.

"Deluded Putin," dongs the Daily Mail online. "He says he wants peace." As if we Europeans, from Ireland to Irkutsk, need to be reminded of the difference between war and peace, and cannot see that our own state actors promote hybrid permaconflict.

Today is the 78th anniversary of the Soviet Union's defeat of Nazi Germany in World War 2.

Only six foreign leaders attend Russian Victory Day celebrations in Moscow (День Победы), all from the Commonwealth of Independent States, or former USSR.

Victory Day, May 9, marks the defeat of fascism, while Defender of the Fatherland day, Feb 23, is the Russian equivalent of U.S. Memorial Day.

In 2019 Russian representatives were barred from marking the 80th anniversary in Poland of the start of WW2.

The Mail persists:

"In a re-writing of history — incorrectly framing the Soviet Union as the nation fully responsible for the defeat of Nazi Germany — [Putin] said of the West: 'They have forgotten who destroyed that evil, who defended their motherlands, who liberated the people of Europe. We see that in a number of countries'."

In a different era, even the Western state corporate media would seep the truth, that for every single American soldier killed fighting the war, 80 Soviet soldiers died doing the same. [1]

Have you noticed what's happening here? The spectre of war is being Ghostbusted and the people softened up for another round, whose target is Russia-plus.

It is not just the rewriting of history — which began with British intelligence operative Hugh Trevor Roper who was commissioned to write The Last Days Of Hitler (1947) from Western intel reports alone.

We are misdirected to argue over who won a war eight decades ago, while the West's citizenry today is under democide and assault by a military leadership of questionable competence if not loyalty.

Silent falls the roost

It is, of course, Victory Day in the southern Caucasus country of Georgia, too.

About 700,000 ethnic Georgians served in the Soviet forces — more than the population of the capital, Tbilisi, at the time. The nation today has just over 3 million citizens. In WW2, about 190,000 would be killed in action.

Some, in the Georgian Legion, also fought against the USSR, as did the Russian Vlasov army.


How do you like your history: spoon-fed like the saccharine six o'clock news or do you choose for yourself? For history is no tin of condensed milk nor does it slip down with a spoonful of sugar.

War theories

Conflict is no longer over there: it has come home. The West is under an assault very different to the war movies and tropes of old. These originate as much from our own military, with its doctrine of a permanent state of hybrid war.

Hybrid war sees the domestic population as the enemy, as much, if not more so, than any external threat. And that is the consequence of the corruption of the ruling elite, which is conscious of the fact that it places itself in rapacious opposition to the populace.

See: Rant In Age Of Narrative (Moneycircus, Jan 31, 2023)

Society is reduced to a parlour game: will you repeat the words necessary for a chance to win a prize of inclusion, or are you the curmudgeon who retreats for a stroll in the garden, who raises his eyes to the heavens in a mix of penance and despair while others play by whatever rules to which they are asked to defer?

The war facing this and future generations is not that of old.

The following is presented "as is" — a summary of research by others that we should take into consideration for what it's worth.

It includes Michael Gill's allegations of deep state corruption. It is given what publicity we are able, in order to draw attention to his allegations.

First, listen to Infowars contributor Pete Santilli who says he has had direct communication with senior officials about the possible cooption of Mexican syndicates — and then read on, and ask if the U.S. has any need of foreign gangsters.

When the Biden presidency lifts restrictions on immigration on May 11, the gangs involved in illicit migration could lose $ billions, as currently every migrant deported may pay to try again.

The gangs, losing lucrative business, would have every incentive to create chaos in the U.S., forcing the administration to reimpose what little restriction it previously maintained.

Does the regime share in that incentive? Remember that Obama's attorney general Eric Holder organised "Fast and Furious" an exposed initiative to distribute weapons across the southern border. Did that ricochet into U.S. territory days before US officials anticipate a migrant surge with the lifting of Title 42 (which currently allows border patrol to deport migrants)?

Santilli got his information hours before the second of two attacks by Hispanic men upon their own women and children, which may or may not be pertinent. [2]

Traveller and researcher Michael Yon has chronicled how tens of thousands are being housed temporarily in huge tents emblazoned with the logos of UN, U.S. and EU. He alleges that the big banks are providing credit cards and telephones.

An outbreak of gang violence in the U.S. might also give the Biden regime the pretext to suspend the 2nd Amendment (temporarily, of course.)

This aligns with what dissident businessman Mike Gill has said: that drugs, gun-running and human trafficking reaches to the highest level of the federal government including the IRS and Treasury, FBI and CIA.

When Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence was raided, was the FBI looking for classified documents or, in Gill's words, the Pandora Papers — evidence of money laundering that would implicate agencies along with the deep state? [3]

Why was Biden so keen to fire the Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, in March 2016? Why did the deep state impeach Trump for simply making a phone call to enquire about it? Was the risk that he might stumble upon money laundering, funneled abroad to be refined by an energy company?

Does recycling, renewable and sustainable mean something more banal to the uber wealthy? Do current events align with what yesterday may have seemed like wild allegation?

Judge for yourself.

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5 May 2023 | 11:35 am

5. Eurasia note #77 - Ukraine: The War Everyone Saw Coming

  • Drones sanitise bloodshed, mixing video games with reality television

  • On the ground, women shield their menfolk from the draft

  • The media that doesn't fight beats the drum for another offensive

  • European leaders admit that since 2014 they made a pretence of peace

  • U.S. Congress resolution would make victory over Russia integral to foreign policy

  • Whom do they serve but finance capital that eyes Ukraine's resources?

  • Corporations had primed the media on the need to "open up" Ukraine

  • We witness a more brazen version of the provocation and subversion of Germany

  • Do we need to restate that the same investors own the banks, military and media?

  • President Zelenskiy flees Ukraine prior to fireworks above the Kremlin

  • Russia responds with attacks on Kyiv, Odesa and Zaporizhzhia

  • Are the dice loaded or do they tumble where they may?

See Part Two: Eurasia note #78 – Churchill's Wars And Financial Ties (May 18, 2023)
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Salesman in chief

Tbilisi, May 5, 2023

There are two wars being fought: one online, one on the ground.

The very public use of drones lends itself to this phenomenon; camera footage is tailor-made for propaganda. Yet this also leads to a knee-jerk response, as we witness this week when two remote control devices detonated over the Kremlin.

Even mainstream commentators criticised the Institute for The Study of War for its opinion that Russia had staged the attack on its seat of government, just days before the annual Victory Day celebrations in Red Square, this year marking roughly eight decades since the Soviet Union defeated fascism. [1]

The institute is run by the neoconservative Kagan family, which includes Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who is married to Robert Kagan.

ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre's Nathan Ruser commented on Twitter:

"OK, ISW is becoming a major problem in the media ecosystem. This assessment is just a hunch from their mapping team (one that I disagree with), and yet their role in providing maps will see this (bad) opinion laundered as fact by many journalists who print what they say verbatim."

At least this time the Atlantic Council-funded "digital sleuths" Bellingcat(s), did not leap up from their basket to announce they'd identified the Kremlin!

Last month Bellingcat claimed to have pinpointed National Guardsman Jack Teixeira as the source of high-level documents leaked about the state of Ukraine's readiness for its spring, now summer, offensive.

This obscured the fact that the content was not a surprise, rather it was a challenge to the narrative that Ukraine is winning. Such summaries are prepared for the rank of someone in the stratosphere of the Director of National Intelligence. The state corporate media used Bellingcat to suggest it was an insubordinate leak rather than infighting within the U.S. defence establishment over the wisdom of fighting a proxy war with Russia.

The deep state has doubled down. President Bill Clinton says he knew back in 2011 it was "just a matter of time" before president Vladimir Putin would attack Ukraine — this from the power couple who dismantled Yugoslavia and Libya.

The narratives are central to the mythos of NATO. Long before Russia was reinvented as the bogeyman, NATO needed an alternative to the spectre of the Soviet Union. This was provided in the form of R2P, or responsibility to protect – the idea that NATO was no longer the arm of an imperial hegemon but humanitarian. Bad guys must be identified and removed, in order to safeguard some minority of whose existence, until the day before yesterday, we knew nothing. The fact that these bad guys all seemed to sit atop oil wells was just a coincidence.

If these outrages are still too strong a cup — a vessel from which even some in the alt media decline to partake — then skip the next paragraph.

The evidence is incontrovertible. In both cases leaders were defamed and murdered, and their nations rent asunder: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and its leader Slobodan Milošević, and Libya under Muammar Gaddafi. Even The Guardian was driven to admit, Milosevic: 'no link to genocide found', though to this day state-controlled Radio Free Europe still quibbles: Milosevic 'Exonerated'? War-Crime Deniers Feed Receptive Audience.

Like the conquest of those territories, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made clear the proxy nature of the present conflict, in a joint appearance with the former president: Ukraine must defeat Russia or retake lands in Crimea and Donbas. "They need leverage… I wouldn't trust him [Putin] at a negotiating table under any circumstances, unless Ukrainians, backed by us, have enough leverage."

Money for…

The U.S. has sent $100 billion to Ukraine, while the media stokes expectations of a Ukrainian counterstrike, with estimates of 48,000, perhaps 60,000, even as many as 200,000 fresh and rested troops. Of course, this feeds into the online narrative, providing cheer to those who have taken a side.

It does not accord with images of press gangs roaming Ukrainian towns. If Armed Forces of Ukraine had such troop numbers then snatch squads would not be seizing men in nightclubs, grandfathers from markets and boys off the street.

One face of the parallel reality online are the women soldiers. Remember how the press claimed that Gaddafi was protected by crack squad of Ukrainian female bodyguards? But that was ridicule: now images of Ukrainian Amazons are presented as the Marvel team against Russia.

Evgeniya Emerald is a sniper. We don't see her in action, but even if she's a model we wish her to stay safe and live long. As for the foreign volunteers, transgender American journalist Sarah Ashton-Cirillo has also signed up.

The reality of many Ukrainian women is different. They swarm the military recruiter press gangs, giving their menfolk time to escape. Mothers refuse to get out of their cars, lock doors, seeking to protect their teenage sons in the back seat.

What mother would want war? The press wants war and that's a parallel with 100 years ago, when it was pushing for another war with Germany.

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Shills of The Hill

There is legislation in Congress that would make Ukraine's victory over Russia integral to U.S. military policy.

The Ukraine Victory Resolution should more accurately be named the bill to "Fight to the Last Ukrainian."

It affirms that it is the policy of the United States to see Ukraine victorious against Russia, holds that victory must be followed by integrating Ukraine into NATO, and declares that the United States must extract reparations, the cost of reconstruction, justice for Russian war crimes, and accountability for Russian leaders. [2]

Rep. Joe Wilson (South Carolina, R) and Rep. Steve Cohen (Tennessee, D) introduced the resolution (effectively the same as a bill). Sen Lindsay Graham is, not surprisingly, among its sponsors.

They argue that the United States can settle for nothing less than complete Ukrainian victory, plus the country's integration into NATO — one of the issues that effectively provoked the war back in 2014 — as a message to "autocrats that borders cannot be changed by force alone."

"Ukrainian victory is good for U.S. national security and economic stability, denies Putin any reward for its invasion, and deters China and Iran," it states.

It would prosecute Russians for crimes against humanity and rebuild Ukraine at Russia's expense. Does anyone hear the echo of the Treaty of Versailles, the crippling reparations it imposed on Germany, the press that would clamour for a second war, the bankers and weapons dealers who, having profited from the first, drooled for another?

More analytically, does anyone listen to the ample voices that caution against making the same mistake?


There can be no doubt that the war was provoked. Former German chancellor Angela Merkel admitted so in two interviews, with Der Spiegel and Die Zeit, in Dec 2022.

The Minsk protocol, brokered by Germany and France, supposedly aimed to reach peace between those who seized power in a coup in Kyiv in 2014, and those who rejected the outcome, primarily among the native Russian population of Donbas.

Merkel admitted that the timetable for negotiations, from the German, French and Ukrainian side was a sham, and that Minsk was just "an attempt to give Ukraine time… to become stronger" — in other words, not to reduce the bloodshed in the east of Ukraine but to increase it.

As Patrick Lawrence wrote for Consortium News, it's hard not to agree that Germany did not become a new nation after World War II, facing both east and west, but a wholly-owned subsidiary of the U.S.:

"… its former chancellor told Germany's leading news magazine and one of its leading dailies that the fruitful ambiguity of the nation's past is gone now in favor of the manipulative, Russophobic dishonesty that lies at the heart of the proxy war the U.S. now wages against Russia in Ukraine." [3]

This view is widely held: by the political strategist John Mearsheimer among others, who warned against "the false promise of liberal hegemony"; by the journalist and politician Patrick Buchanan; and by historians who rightly push for a revision of the comforting tales empires tell themselves about their own exceptional virtue.

Mearsheimer's lecture of 2015 has gone viral — "The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path and the end result is that Ukraine is going to get wrecked." Yet it was not exactly prophetic: Kyiv had been at war for a year already with its Russian-speaking citizens in the Donbas: 14,000 would die before Moscow intervened. [4]

His point was that nothing would be achieved by pushing Ukraine to join NATO except for more bloodshed. He called for building up Ukraine economically, as a neutral state.

Instead we see president Volodymyr Zelenskiy in talks with Halliburton, Chevron and Exxon to open up oil and gas fields to U.S. corporations [5].


The biggest companies in agriculture, Monsanto, Cargill and Dupont are investing in corporations that lease farmland, expanding their presence in the local seed market, and introducing GMOs —despite the misdirection of fact checkers, these companies do not need to own Ukraine's land in order to profit. [6]

President Zelenskiy also has agreed with Larry Fink, CEO of big-three asset manager BlackRock — the driving force behind corporate Wokism, net zero carbon, and ESGs — to coordinate investment in Ukraine.

They spoke of "the efforts of all potential investors and participants in the reconstruction of our country, channeling investment into the most relevant and impactful sectors of the Ukrainian economy." [7]

Reading the names of the corporations just listed, does it sound like the aim is to help the people, or help themselves?

We are all at war

Are politicians like Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, the German Greens, the Poles or the ever-rotating premiership of the United Kingdom pushing for the material benefit of the Ukrainian people, let alone their right to enjoy liberty and the pursuit of happiness — when Russian-speaking Ukrainians have been shelled for nine years?

Or is the reality more prosaic, even banal. Ukraine has mineral resources and rich farmland… and we are in the midst of a land grab that's worldwide. An entitled coterie of European monarchs and aristocrats, advised by globalist financiers, is demanding the complicity of other nations, including China, in acquiring farmland around the world — mostly buying it at inflated prices in devalued currency, but in the case of the Netherlands by expropriating farmers, in the American Midwest by inexplicable fires, train derailments and poisonings, and in Ukraine through the redistributive force of war.

Some choose to ignore this land grab, chalking it up to climate change, equity and an antagonistic attitude to business, innovation and energy — even while they clutch their new iPhones.

Others see where smart cities will lead — regardless of the claimed motive or end goal. German member of the European Parliament Christine Anderson explained the objective of 15-minute cities in the simplest terms possible.

How else to make sense of the kaleidoscope of events? We shan't deign to explain: those who know, know.

First we take Manhattan…

Long before president Putin retook Crimea, Western corporations had expressed their desire to take Ukraine — but they needed a mechanism. The Swiss Army Knife was the intergovernmental institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as in so many cases.

In 2014, shortly before Ukraine's then president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in a coup, he had declined an EU association agreement, the crucial element of which was a $17 billion loan from the IMF. [8]

It was not a matter of looking west or east, choosing Europe or Russia, but the straitjacket of the IMF loan that worried Yanukovych's team. Regular readers will be familiar with professor Richard Werner's book Princes Of The Yen (2003) in which he describes how the international financial institutions, the IMF and the World Bank, operate as Trojan horses for Western finance capital.

Their perennial demand is that governments follow a neoliberal agenda, removing restrictions that hinder the freedom of corporations and investors. The New York Times admitted in May 2014, as the Maidan protests were being prepared, that:

"Western interests are pushing for change… Big multinationals have expressed tentative interest in Ukrainian agriculture, but they have largely remained on the sidelines, unwilling to invest in an industry hampered by structural deficiencies and, more recently, the uncertainty with its eastern neighbor."

Those multinationals would not tolerate state regulations that specify crop rotation; they complained of land "not fully cultivated… The country's yield per hectare of grain is about half that of the United States, according to the World Bank." The sale of farmland being restricted, they complained that fields remained cut up "like chessboards." [9]

You hardly need to read between the lines to see the call for more fertilizer, high yielding seeds, the consolidation of farms, and the replacement of the patchwork fields owned by Ukrainian families by corporations.

Dr. Natalia Mamonova, Research Fellow at the Russia and Eurasia Programme, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, wrote in 2019 that the collapse of the Soviet Union had left collective farms partly abandoned. Since the turn of this century, large agricultural corporations — Big Ag — succeeded in putting much land back into production, and reduced rural poverty in Ukraine from almost 75 per cent, to 20 per cent by 2010. However these corporations also have deleterious effects:

"Their activities do not directly lead to the dispossession of smallholders from their land, but imply gaining corporate control over the land and associated resources, state subsidies, and agricultural value chain. In such circumstances, rural households are unable to develop beyond the subsistence-oriented production and to become commercial family farmers." [10]

Then we take Berlin

There is a greater historical resonance: Germany has been here before as Angela Merkel and current chancellor Olaf Scholz should know well.

There is a tendency, especially in the U.S. to give more importance to intentions rather than reality, says the historian Mark Weber. We judge people by their noble-sounding rhetoric rather than what they do. Secondly there is an assumption that there are good guys and bad guys, and if only if everybody was of goodwill there would be no conflict.

Countries should instead make policy based on a realistic assessment of the relationship of power in the world and not on an exaggerated view of their own righteousness. There are interests, and interests clash. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, as Mearsheimer entitled his 2001 book, is that nations cannot know how much power is enough to defend their interests.

This built-in tendency to over-react is more dangerous when powers misread the intentions of others — or rather, ascribe motives for which they have no evidence beyond projecting their own.

If a journalist and analyst should steer clear of imputing motive, how much more dangerous is that tendency in a politician or a military strategist?

Yet there are those who make wars happen — usually a minority of politicians, amplified by the press — and here is our parallel with a century ago.

Britain, for example, has a longstanding policy of maintaining the balance of power by opposing whoever aspired to be dominant, yet Buchanan argues that that policy was outmoded even by 1914.

Germany had consolidated in the 1800s, thanks in part to the efforts of Napoleon Bonaparte who, by picking off smaller German principalities, had unexpectedly driven the process of national consolidation. By 1870 the German state was a fact: by the turn of the century its population was approaching 60 million, compared to Britain's 40 million. The speed of industrialisation was startling: in the decade spanning 1900, German machine building doubled. In 1870 Britain had produced twice as much steel as Germany. By 1914 the position was reversed. [11]

It is was no longer a question of stopping a rival. The consequences of any war with Germany would be ruinous to Britain, Buchanan argues, especially over a historic territorial dispute between Poland and Germany, in which Britain had nothing at stake, let alone any reason to offer perilous commitments.

So who were those making war happen regardless?

We watched as former British foreign secretary and prime minister Boris Johnson scuttled like an albino beetle between the Italian palazzo of the Russian emigre Lebedev family and a photo opportunity on the streets of Kyiv.

Johnson's hero, on whom he has modeled his career, is the journalist-cum-wheeler dealer Winston Churchill who succeeded, against all expectations, in leading his nation in war against Germany.

More on that in the next newsletter.

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[1] — Don't forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

[2] CSCE, Apr 26, 2023 -- Bipartisan Ukraine Victory Resolution Introduced In House And Senate

[3] Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News, Dec 2022 — Germany & the Lies of Empire

[4] John Mearsheimer, YouTube, 2015 — The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine Crisis

[5] Reuters, Apr 22, 2023 -- Naftogaz held talks with US oil companies about energy projects in Ukraine, Financial Times reports

[6] Stephen Lendman, Real Agenda News, Mar 2022 – Monsanto's Land Grab In Ukraine

JP Sottile, The Ecologist, 2014 -- Ukraine: The Corporate Annexation. "For Cargill, Chevron, Monsanto, It's a Gold Mine of Profits"

[7] CNBC, Dec 2022 -- Zelenskyy, BlackRock CEO Fink agree to coordinate Ukraine investment

[8] Frédéric Mousseau et al, Oakland Institute -- Walking on the West side: The World Bank And The IMF In The Ukraine Conflict (PDF)

[9] NYT, 2014 --Ukraine Faces Hurdles in Restoring Its Farming Legacy

[10] Natalia Mamonova, ARC2020, 2019 — Small-Scale Farms Will Persist and Develop in Parallel to large-Scale Industrial Agriculture

[11] Britannica — Germany, the economy, 1890–1914

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28 Apr 2023 | 6:34 pm

6. 3 Crises – Wars, Bank Failure and Censorship

  • The money men are allergic to any opposition, wherever it's located

  • The interconnected Gomorrah of Babel exterminates identity

  • Localised, decentralised, identified speech is the nightmare of tyrants everywhere

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Apr 28, 2023

What ties war in Ukraine, the latest revelations of biolabs in Sudan, the crisis in the banking system, and Fox News decision to cut ties with two populist hosts Tucker Carlson and Dan Bongino?

What is and what is not?

Billionaires' backs are against the wall… while they fund their own firing squad.

They may control the opposition — as Lenin said, "The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves" — but doesn't mean they're not scared.

Now is the point where they are most dangerous because, when cornered, they are capable of anything.

War, depopulation, mass starvation... tyrants have done all of these in the past, so it is only ignorance of history that prevents many people from seeing what happens when empires fall.

What they don't want is prime time presenters critiquing their actions in real time. Ball-by-ball commentary is for the bread and circuses, the arenas of diversion. The oiler-bankers, the billionaires, the owner-investors — however you call them — reject the offer of the same spotlight.

Two popular hosts are merely the posterboys for a much broader censorship operation. These two men apart, the bigger audiences are in the alt media. Pick your threshold but the Twitter Files released by Elon Musk suggest any site with an audience over a few 10,000s attracts the attention of the Feds.

If that's too gloomy, look at it another way: the above, was driven by the desire to centralise control. That same tendency also applies to data and information on the internet, and proposals for central bank digital currencies (CBDC).

The Internet, we were told, would diversify control and make information freely available the masses. But networks flow both ways. If diversified nodes connect to a small number of points, or come under the control of a few regulatory or corporate forces, the Internet is just as likely to constrict information as to spread it.

You don't have to burrow far into the real story of Google and Facebook to know that they grew out of state surveillance projects. [1]

The process of centralisation has its own logic. Bitcoin's transparent algorithms were supposed to embody trust and thus promote democracy but it, too, has failed to keep the decentralisation promise. [2]

Banks have become an arm of information centralisation: they have become the latest police force, snooping on your transactions, poking you with questions and telling you what you can and cannot do. CBDC would take this to a new level, replacing the anonymity of cash with payment systems that can be controlled, tracked and limited.

Centralised control of spending means governments could tie your right to travel, or eat, to some other demand — like giving up your car or taking an experimental injection.

Once trapped in such a system your opinion, or objection, would be irrelevant. In order to entrap you, however, to persuade you agree to let it happen, governments need to lie and bamboozle you. That's where centralised control of information comes in.

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The billionaires, the governments and their handlers do not want anyone telling you that war in Ukraine is not about protecting democracy but rather a pretext to suppress dissent at home; informing you of the freedoms you will lose; and that the crisis has come about because governments are about to break their promises on retirement, welfare and medical services.

That is why the media must be brought under ever-more tight and uniform control, and that is why we just witnessed the unprecedented move by Fox to take out the number one television commentator at the top of his game.

BlackRock owns 15 per cent of Fox Corporation, just behind the Murdochs with 19 per cent, but with Vanguard it owns more than the fetid family.

It wasn't because of Carlson's speech at Heritage Foundation, where he called abortion a death cult and called for prayer.

It's certainly not the allegations of misogyny and anti-Semitism from a producer who did not even work in the same office — she in New York, he broadcasts from Florida. It has since turned out she never even met Carlson.

It was his comments on the Ukraine war and the Covid injection. He can speak for himself: "the other channels took hundreds of millions of dollars from big pharma companies and then they shilled for their sketchy products on the air and at the same time they maligned anyone who was sceptical of those products."

Privileged perch

Mint Press does a cogent take down of Tucker Carlson, holding him to his early statements (though they didn't actually get to speak to him Carlson). [3]

The article was published over a year ago, and misses how the past three years have changed the game. It is one thing to have a father close to the CIA and to inherit his gung-ho view of America's right to do what it wants.

It is another thing to witness the U.S. military, and the stability of the country itself, being undermined by a syndicate that is clearly trying to hide its connections and disguise its objectives.

Carlson's pedigree at one time convinced the globalist-connected Fox company, and its mockingbird minders, that they could trust him. Carlson sang a very different tune these past 12 months.

There are two possibilities: that he played the role of a pie bird, such as you use in a pastry, to vent the steam and reduce the pressure in society; or Tucker matured and learned that the world is not the game of goodies and baddies, soldiers and spies into which he was born.

Again, let him speak for himself:


"For too long I participated in the culture where, 'anyone tho thinks outside these pre-prescribed lanes is crazy, is a conspiracy theorist,' and I really regret that, I'm ashamed. Partly it was age, partly it was the world that I grew up in. You might look at me and say, 'you're part of the means of control,' well that's obvious to you because you're 28 but I just didn't see it...

They're not here to inform you. Even on the big issues that matter like the economy, war and Covid, their job is not to inform you. They are working for the small group of people who actually run the world; they're their servants, the Praetorian Guard and we should treat them with maximum contempt."

He may learn that we are not about saving the system, but planning what we build in its place. We shall require a philosophy that is much more complex than the world he grew up in, and the one that his former bosses at Fox represent, based on the endless centralization of wealth and control.

Information bubble

In Jun 2021 we wrote, "Never, outside of wartime, have we seen such an outsize presence of the intelligence services on the media landscape." Well, now we know why. We are at war.

The author's father was a British diplomat who gathered information on the ground from the Biafran war in 1967, the Grenadian revolution in 1979, and Somalia in the early-1980s. Those carefully written reports, sometimes compiled at personal risk, belong to an age that's increasingly been replaced by think-tank driven policy and ideological reflex.

Grappling with reality is called a process of trial and error. That is passé. It has been replaced by the fashion for managed outcomes -- "defining organisational goals, measuring performance, and continuously managing in line with those goals and measures" – which now dominates bureaucratic thinking.

Information gathering has suffered in the modern age. Government policymakers are taking information, at Defense and State Department level, from crowdsourcing or absorbing at face value what they're told by Ukraine.

The narrative is is packaged for public consumption by "Internet sleuths" like Bellingcat, financed by the Atlantic Council, and working for NATO. Using what they claim to be "digital forensics," they create a story line that is fed to the state-corporate media, which policymakers and politicians read before they vote in Congress.

Fact checkers, censors from three-letter agencies, and psychologists working to manipulate public behaviour are some of the other ways in which narrative replaces reality.

The problem with managed outcomes is that narrative is all, rendering facts interchangeable, relative and replaceable. The solution is decided in advance and reality is bent towards it. Numerous documents confirm this, including the Mindspace document published in 2010 by the Institute for Government.

The result is crazy people doing dangerous things, and there lies madness.

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The timing

Last week we discussed the pivot to Africa but it's worth another look given likely U.S. involvement in the brooding civil war in Sudan.

ast month, shortly before he welcomed the Chinese leader Xi Jinping, president Vladimir Putin addressed a conference of African leaders. Putin said that Africa, like Russia, "defends traditional moral values" by "resisting the neo-colonial ideology imposed from abroad."

Moscow is courting the continent's leaders ahead of the second Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum, to be held in St Petersburg in July. Like China, it seeks to increase its influence through the offer of economic, infrastructural and military aid.

But it was the visit by the head of Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Mohamad Hamdan Dagalo, aka Hemeti, to Moscow on the eve of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Feb 2022, that caught the eye of the U.S. State Department.

In particular Victoria Nuland's eye.

It signaled Russia's favour for Hemeti over his former ally and rival general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. The U.S. accuses Hemeti of working with private military contractors the Wagner Group who have provided security for other countries in the continent such as Mali.

Sudan is an entrepôt on the Red Sea for the Sahel region – a strip across the broadest part of Africa, from Eritrea and Sudan, through Chad and northern Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso to Mali and Mauritania.

Russia's use of mercenaries is not unique. The US hires them for client governments in war zones, as it did in Somalia in 2011 with Bancroft Group. [4]

In Aug 2022, the U.S. appointed an ambassador to Khartoum for the first time in a quarter-century. The U.S. promptly warned Sudan against completing a lease with Russia for a naval base. Then the U.S. began the familiar process of calling for democracy and a transition away from military rule.

In Feb 2023 the U.S. sent nearly $300 in humanitarian aid to Sudan, while Russia secured a deal for the naval base, at the very moment that the country's political system was in transition.

Nuland visited Sudan on Mar 9th to "discuss democracy." This would likely be the same type of discussions of democracy she held in Ukraine just before the Maidan coup of 2014. On that occasion, the duly elected but pro-Russian president was overthrown and Nuland was recorded speaking to the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, about whom to install as prime minister – the famous call about "Yats" or Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

In mid-April conflict kicked off between Hemeti and Burhan.


The journal Foreign Policy carried the headline on Apr 20: "In Sudan, U.S. Policies Paved the Way for War; A misguided effort to integrate the RSF into the Sudanese Armed Forces led to a tragic but predictable conflict."

Sudan is dependent on food imports — 85 per cent of its wheat comes from Russia and Ukraine – as Undercover DC notes. Like Somalia and Ethiopia, during the Cold War sought to walk a line between Soviet and U.S. assistance and influence. [5]

In addition, Sudan's National Public Health Laboratory comprises "reference laboratories related to the control of some diseases such as polio, measles, tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS," according to its website.

Metabiota, a company linked to Hunter Biden, conducts viral surveillance for the PREDICT program in Africa (Rwanda; Uganda; Tanzania; Cameroon; Congo (Kinshasa); Congo (Brazzaville); Gabon)

Ebola was "discovered" in 1976, but only 2000, cases have been recorded. In 2007 the Zaire strain "crossed the continent from Sudan, Congo and Uganda," as Reuters reports.

Nathan Wolfe is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Metabiota, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, in an article linked bushmeat traders in southern Sudan to future pandemics. [6]

Uganda saw an outbreak of Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV) in Nov 2022 in Kassanda district.

Essential reading

This is a contribution that is essential reading, and whose bona fides beat all others: An Insider's Guide to "Anti-Disinformation."

Andrew Lowenthal spent more than two decades defending digital rights, and watched as peers and partner organizations switched to an opposite mission called "anti-disinformation."

"My name is Andrew Lowenthal. I am a progressive-minded Australian who for almost 18 years was the Executive Director of EngageMedia, an Asia-based NGO focused on human rights online, freedom of expression, and open technology. My resume also includes fellowships at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center and MIT's Open Documentary Lab. For most of my career, I believed strongly in the work I was doing, which I believed was about protecting and expanding digital rights and freedoms.

In recent years, however, I watched in despair as a dramatic change swept through my field. As if all at once, organizations and colleagues with whom I'd worked for years began de-emphasizing freedom of speech and expression, and shifted focus to a new arena: fighting 'disinformation'." [7]

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[1] Quartz, 2017 — Google's true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

[2] Fabian Friedrich, Forbes, Jul 2022 -- Blockchain-Based Democracy: How Real Is It Now?

[3] Alan Macleod, Mint Press, Feb 2022 -- Tucker Carlson: The Elite Pedigree of a Brilliant Cosplaying "Populist"

[4] NYT, 2011 — U.S. Relies on Contractors in Somalia Conflict

[5] UndercoverDC, Apr 25, 2023 - The Sudan War, the U.S. and Ukraine: Look Deeper

[6] Nathan Wolfe, Metabiota/WEF, 2013 —Bushmeat and the next pandemic

[7] Andrew Lowenthal, Racket News, Apr 26, 2023 — An Insider's Guide to "Anti-Disinformation"

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26 Apr 2023 | 4:12 pm

7. Eurasia note #76 - U.S. Ramps Up Sanctions Effort

  • Treasury turns screw on Kazakhstan for boosting exports to Russia

  • Israel launches Central Asian drive to re-isolate Iran

  • U.S. issues warnings not to touch its nukes and biolabs in Sudan and Ukraine

  • Russia protests U.S. denial of visas to journalists on Lavrov's UN visit

  • Bosnian Serbs declare intention to secede from Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Flashpoint Africa: Sudan's generals spark civil war; Europe eyes Sahel

See Plague, War, Famine... Africa Next: As war in Ukraine runs its course, the chaos makers may be shifting their focus (May 31, 2022)

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Tbilisi, Apr 26, 2023

The United States may impose sanctions on Kazakhstan for aiding Russia.

Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Elizabeth Rosenberg flew to Kazakhstan on Monday. The press was seeded with information that, by the end of 2022, Kazakhstan had increased the supply of goods to Russia by 25 per cent. It allegedly became a parallel importer, trading in 10s of billions of dollars.

Such trading carries risks, said Rosenberg, an adviser on terrorism and financial crimes (for that is her title), who reports to Treasury Secretary and former head of the Federal Reserve private central bank, Janet Yellen.

The U.S. Treasury concedes that only about 30 countries support sanctions against Russia. Verily they control more than 50 per cent of mammon, quoth the Treasury, but clearly they do not represent the conscience of most people. [1]

Hungary and Serbia, for example, are planning a pipeline to supply Russian oil from the Druzhba pipeline through Hungarian territory to Serbian consumers, according to Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto.

Rosenberg and her boss, Brian Nelson, plan to visit 20 countries to put on the squeeze, and to discuss "enforcement priorities at all levels of the supply chain." Banks in Austria, Italy, Germany, and France received a "manual" to curb sanctions violations, Reuters reported, citing a statement from the US Treasury.

Apparently Kazakhstan has ramped up the export of washing machines to Russia — almost 100 thousand units in 2022, from nothing in 2021. Quite how that contributes to the war effort is unclear — unless Russian troops are not dying in large numbers and still need their uniforms cleaned.

Semiconductors from Kazakhstan also increased, reaching $3.7 million.

In other sanctions news, Russia has noticed "practically no result" from a United Nations deal to export grain and fertilizer from Russia, according to its foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Without progress, it is unlikely to continue cooperating after May.

Lavrov also criticised the U.S. for denying visas to Russian journalists traveling to the United Nations to mark Russia's chairmanship of the Security Council.

BRICS will meet in South Africa on Jun 2-3 to consider new members to the informal economic alliance which effectively brings together China's Belt and Road Initiative with Russia's Eurasian Economic Community. Almost 20 additional nations have expressed interest. Saudi Arabia and Iran have applied.

The BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) was launched in the early 2000s by Goldman Sachs as a marketing strategy to sell stocks and emerging markets funds but — life imitating art — became an alternative platform for business and now currencies.


Since the diplomatic success of China and Russia in salving relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the U.S. and Israel have launched a mission in the region.

Last week Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen visited Azerbaijan, following the opening an of an Azeri embassy in Tel Aviv on Mar 29, the first embassy of a Shi'ite Muslim nation in the country.

Previously Cohen had said the two countries had "agreed to form a unified front in the face of Iran."

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Israel buys about 30 per cent of its oil from Azerbaijan, and aims to expand trade currently limited to $200 million annually. Cohen led a large delegation that included 30 companies that operate in the fields of homeland security, cyber security, water issues and agriculture, including representatives from the Foreign Ministry's Foreign Affairs Export Institute. Over 100 meetings were scheduled between the various companies and local counterparts and government officials, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Next, Israel's foreign minister went on to Turkmenistan and opened Israel's first embassy in the country.

Cotton eye Joe

It is the first time an Israel foreign minister has visited Turkmenistan since Shimon Peres in 1994, one year after Israel and Turkmenistan established diplomatic relations.

Turkmenistan has lots of gas, but less water, and has a problem with salinity. The gas-rich nation disputes with Iran the ownership of some gas deposits under the Caspian sea, and is also accused by Uzbekistan of using more than its fair share of water. The Turkmen cotton industry is the main culprit.

Turkmenistan's trade with Israel is limited to about $8 million but foreign minister Cohen spoke of opportunities in "agriculture, water management, economy and energy cooperation, border protection and regional security, cyber technology and education."

The longtime former president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, is now replaced by his son Serdar as head of state.

Iran-Azerbaijan tensions

"Iran is highly concerned about the possibility of border changes in the region—namely, the establishment of the Zangezur transit corridor via Armenia's Syunik province and linking Azerbaijan with Turkey. This corridor would eventually fence off Tehran from Armenia, de facto isolating Iran from cargo and energy transit through the region. In this regard, Tehran strongly believes that the strengthening of the Azerbaijani-Turkish-Israeli axis will significantly limit its influence over extended "sleeper cells," which were reportedly created by Iran on Azerbaijani soul in the past three decades (Times of Israel, April 6)." Source: Jamestown Foundation.

Tensions were underlined by the attempted assassination of an Azerbaijani MP and critic of Iran, Fazil Mustafa, in March. Two arrested suspects are said to be Shia muslims with ties to Iran (Source News AZ). This month Azerbaijan expelled four Iranian diplomats and arrested a pro-Iraninan mullah.

Despite the softening of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, it does not mean all swords have been buried across the region.


Spilt milk

Then there's Armenia's souring relations with Russia — literally, after Russia banned imports of Armenian dairy products because they contain Iranian milk.

Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia's agricultural agency, has a reputation for being over zealous, and often greying the line between food safety and politics.

This goes to show that for all that talk of kumbayah, there are plenty of stones being thrown within the BRICS region. Armenia is a member of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization but prime minister Nikol Pashinian's government feels it has not received sufficient Russian support in its argument with Azerbaijan. Earlier this year Earlier this year, Yerevan canceled a CSTO military exercise planned in Armenia.

(Some pleasant postcard images of Armenia and Georgia to be found here: https://www.strategicanalysis.sk/the-caucasus-brief-12/)

Bosnia bother

In Bosnia the authorities of the Republika Srpska declared it wants to exit peacefully from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

As we noted 18 months ago, (Eurasia Note #16 - Russia Firm On Ukraine — Bosnia crisis next? (Jan 11, 2022))

The leader of the country's Serbs, Milorad Dodik, wants greater protections and rights — and says they should be ceded by the state, which also represents Muslim Bosniak and Bosnian Croat populations. In Dec 2021 the parliament of the Serb Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina voted to seize powers from the state level. [2]

These include changes to Bosnia's tax system, judiciary and army. The European Union High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Christian Schmidt fears this could tear up the agreement that settled the war of the former Yugoslavia in 1995.

One topic that inflamed Serb passions was a law on genocide denial, imposed by former High Representative Valentin Inzko. Serbs and many outsiders question accounts of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. His replacement, a former German agriculture minister Christian Schmidt, perpetuates the failure of the Dayton peace agreement to resolve the issue of property ownership in a fractured state in which many people were displaced — and in which the Kosovo government claims state ownership of many Yugoslav-era socially-owned enterprises.

At the same time the unelected Council of Europe accepted Kosovo's application for membership, despite its opt-out from the European Convention on Human Rights due to its blood feud with Serbia.

Dodik, as Republika Srpska's most prominent political leader, responded by rejecting all laws passed by high representatives and threatened to create the republic's own judiciary, along with tax authority, army and border police.

What of Ukraine?

Ukrainian lawmakers hope to raise a meagre $400m, at best, in a fire-sale of major enterprises in fertilizer production, utilities, smelters, and an insulin maker, Bloomberg writes.

Investors, on the other hand, could earn 20 times what they put in, according to Rustem Umerov, head of the state property fund, in a "one of a kind emergency market."

Ukraine is joined by its African brother Sudan where there is a "high bio-hazard risk" after a laboratory fell to military in-fighting, says the World Health Organization.

Warring parties seized a laboratory in Sudan's capital Khartoum holding measles and cholera pathogens and other hazardous materials, the WHO said on Tuesday, the report coming from Reuters.

The U.S. is also operating "sensitive nuclear technology" in Ukraine as well as the biolabs. The U.S. has warned Russian authorities not to touch it — what could it be other than nuclear weapons?

So the U.S. has sensitive bio and nuclear weaponry in Ukraine and labs in Sudan: who would have guessed?

But let's focus on the important things: cancel culture. The New York Philharmonic Orchestra has dropped Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev from its porgram at the Lincoln Center.

The mid May recital will no longer include Dmitri Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony. Instead concertgoers will endure a work by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov — though Prokofiev's Third Symphony and Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto so far remain in the programme.

Stalin's greatest achievement, according to the author and cultural scholar E Michael Jones, was to tell Shostakovich to stop writing Bolshevik formalism and bequeath us his majestic legacy. Are Bolsheviks back in the saddle at the Lincoln Ceneter?

His indiosyncratic view is that the Bolshies were manipulated to create the response of National Socialism, just as we see critical race theory reviving segregation. Last week's spring madness of high jinx and teen violence in Chicago can be read as a provocation intended to beckon a response, if not a clampdown.

People are led to identify with their oppressor before he destroys them — a dialectic that is intended to promote the rise of a fascist racial, or transhuman, uniformity. Say it ain't so — but what do we witness?

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Ukraine's long-awaited spring offensive has yet to launch, though the propaganda offensive is already underway: claims that Ukraine has crossed the Dnieper river and established a bridgehead on the eastern side, aiming for Kherson, are unsubstantiated.

Russian forces claim to have killed dozens of Ukrainian troops by artillery on Krasniy-Liman, and hundreds in South Donetsk and Zaporozhye region.

We are now almost in May. The question is when Ukraine's counter offensive will be ready for launch. The leaked Pentagon documents suggest training of Ukrainian forces to use Western equipment is behind schedule. Those who were trained may have been destroyed in the Bakhmut offensive, and late last year in Kherson and Kharkov regions.

The longer it delays, be better prepared the Russians will be to receive them.

The slow arrival of air defence equipment such as the U.S. Patriot shield does nothing to help Ukraine in the air, for Russia has its own anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems.

In Sudan rival military generals are taking the country to the brink of civil war, The Russian private military contractor, Wagner Group, denied it was operating in the east African country. Western diplomats (little different to the mockingbird media nowadays for they gather little information directly) stenographed that Wagner was involved in informal gold mining, among other activities.

See our report from last May: Africa's turn

Their focus is the Sahel region of Africa, where Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland denounced not just Daesh, but Russia.

Other countries on the continent are wary of offering military help to Mali, for fear that jihadists will make them a target. So Russia's mercenary Wagner Group is fighting rebels, in return for a share of the hydrocarbon riches — and not just there. Sunni Muslim groups on the one hand, and those allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, are expanding as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and Turks respectively, join the treasure hunt.

The U.S. is using its weight to deny Russian companies like Lukoil and Rosneft, but there is a reason that Russians get a welcome, writes Beatriz de León Cobo. [3]

"A section of civil society in the various Sahelian countries, especially those ruled by military juntas (Guinea Conakry, Mali and Burkina Faso), supports the governments having military relations with Russia or its private military companies, especially after their perceived failure of Western international operations."

The recent review of Britain's military has singled out the Sahel. A target requiring intervention or at least responsibility to protect (known in the intervention business as R2P), it's likely just as likely to concern what's below ground as above.

Africa is never far from the minds of the globalist planners and it seems as if their various projects could converge on the continent.

See Plague, War, Famine... Africa Next: As war in Ukraine runs its course, the chaos makers may be shifting their focus (May 31, 2022)

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[1] U.S. Treasury, Apr 17, 2023 — Media Advisory: Sanctions-Related Travel by Senior Treasury Department Officials

[2] Pledge Times, Apr 26, 2023 — Republika Srpska declared its desire to become an independent state

[3] Beatriz de León Cobo, FNF, Apr 2022 — Russian influence in the Sahel: Wagner and the support of military juntas

Money Circus
25 Apr 2023 | 3:06 pm

8. Crisis Update - The Axe Of Censorship Falls

  • The only way to forward on Twitter is with URL shortener: https://bit.ly/3oJ16VZ

  • Second hand news blinds many to the assault on opinionated debate

  • Uniparty decries polarisation, but uses it to blind us to divergent thoughts

  • Hate speech laws are being implemented to give groupthink the force of law

  • Military propagandists want to use 'deepfakes' to manipulate public fears

  • RESIST Bill would give U.S. gov ability to ban content, prosecute readers

  • The Guardian and Bill Maher misdiagnose Woke; hiding its elite origins

  • Arthur Koestler foresaw cancel culture that compatriot George Soros promotes

  • Censorship castrates what it is to be human; it is an act of transhumanism

  • This is the Google concept — that there is only one answer to a question

See also The Press On Its Dying Bed (Moneycircus, Mar 26, 2022)
A Free Speech Call To Arms (Dec 4, 2022)
The Public-Private Censorship Industry (Feb 27, 2023)

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Apr 25, 2023

The story that had dominated the alt news space this past week — legal documents hinting at Saudi-CIA ties to the 9/11 "hijackers" — has been upstaged.

It was never as far-reaching as Tucker Carlson's prime time announcement of the CIA's complicity in assassinating president John F Kennedy.

If you doubt: you may notice that Tucker Carlson no longer has a job.

The powers that be also took exception to his publication of videos from the Capitol on Jan 6th 2021 which showed "insurrectionists" being escorted peacefully through the building by police.

With those two stories Carlson demolished the uniparty's claim to the moral high ground — something it desperately seeks after the electoral shenanigans of Nov 2020. Oh, and he laid into big pharma and its control of the news networks.

He exposed the cowardice and complicity of the Democratic Party's leadership in the six decades since JFK's assassination. Robert Kennedy Jr called it the bravest piece of journalism in 60 years. Yesterday RFK called Carlson "breathtakingly courageous."

"Fox fires @tuckercarlson five days after he crosses the red line by acknowledging that the TV networks pushed a deadly and ineffective vaccine to please their Pharma advertisers," Kennedy wrote on Twitter. "Carlson's breathtakingly courageous April 19 monologue broke TV's two biggest rules: Tucker told the truth about how greedy Pharma advertisers controlled TV news content and he lambasted obsequious newscasters for promoting jabs they knew to be lethal and worthless."

What has happened in the past week is that the uniparty, the deep state, the globalist corporate owners — however you choose to define them — have acted swiftly to mute a threat to their narrative.

It is as brisk a move as the ejection of James O'Keefe by a coup within Project Veritas only days after he exposed a Pfizer executive discussing gain-of-function research.

Whatever the truth of these allegations — by Carlson or O'Keefe — some powerful people were adamant they should not speak and had the means to silence them.

"Anything you're not allowed to ask questions about, is something you should be asking more questions about." — Tucker Carlson.

Or as journalists would say in the days when they performed a trade, before it was corrupted as a profession:

"News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising."

Sadly this will be lost on those who consume progressive-dominated state corporate media, and even the partisan among the alt media.

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They are dancing a merry jig on his grave, and The Guardian or NYT-reading crowd lack the conscience, self-awareness or political nous to consider what just happened.

They won't read this article because Carlson; because Fox. The British Left has hated Rupert Murdoch since a long and tragic strike by printers, in 1986-7, at the Wapping print works. Younger ones may not know of those origins. For some it's enough that Fox is toxic by association with president Donald Trump — even as they ridicule Carlson for denigrating Trump in private.

The failure is that many people will miss the profound implications of this story: the extent to which powerful hands strangle popular voices.

Carlson is influential by modern standards. He had an audience of about three million, considerably more than rival channels in the state corporate media. Fox News is hardly big-C Conservative — on most topics, including the 2020 U.S. general election, it takes the same line as the rest of television, print and online news which is to intone with a monotonous sameness. [1]

His punishment comes days after Fox caved to the Dominion-Smartmatic vote counting companies rather than challenge the narrative of the 2020 election.

See Kennedy And America's Struggle For Its Soul (Moneycircus, Apr 22, 2023)

Again, to some people this will simply align with the consensus advanced uniformly by the Democratic Party, most of the Republican Party, almost all global leaders, the corporations like Unilever whose executives pledge to "never give up on Woke," the World Economic Forum, the foundations — Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie, Clinton, Gates and a gaggle of less famous family names.

Murdoch has a long history of walking the line between supporting journalism and bowing to the powerful — hardly surprising as his newspaper and television companies have more than once required financial aid.

Indeed, like that other media mogul Michael Bloomberg, Murdoch is unlikely to have built such an empire without support in high places.

In 2011 Murdoch closed The News Of The World, at the time one of the world's highest English-language-circulation newspapers. The pretext was a phone hacking scandal that turned out not to have happened (in the supposedly most egregious case of Milly Dowler) — no matter. With the support of the establishment, and an emotional campaign headed by the actor Hugh Grant, the 168-year old newspaper was closed, and its archive taken off line.

That archive contained NOTW's extensive investigations into pedophilia — on which it was the most courageous newspaper anywhere. It exposed the operation by British security services of a child rape ring connected to the Kincora Boys' Home in Belfast, through which Unionist and Republican politicians, along with Westminster MPs, could be blackmailed and controlled.

Murdoch likely bowed to the intelligence services back then, as he has done once again by silencing Tucker Carlson.

Policing uniformity

"Philanthropic" foundations are a front for corporate owners. This is not hard to establish since they are a form of tax avoidance and profit. They are used to craft laws, set policy or modify regulation in ways that benefit their for-profit siblings.

They also seek to control the reporting around their activities. Search for a story about them and you will notice that these same foundations pay fact checkers and media watchdogs to burnish their image. You won't find many critical stories in your results.

Fact checkers are paid to bemoan the polarisation of media, as if everyone must take the same view. Former CEO of Google, Clinton benefactor and Pentagon board member Eric Schmidt has argued on several occasions that a search result should yield only one acceptable answer.

See The Public-Private Censorship Industry (Moneycircus, Feb 27, 2023)

Governments pass laws that criminalise dissent under the guise of hate speech. The latest is more brazen still: the RESTRICT Act would formalise a process for government agencies to "deter, disrupt, prevent, prohibit, investigate, or otherwise mitigate" services they deem threatening, if any company has access to "sensitive personal data" from more than one million U.S. people.

That could force app store operators Apple and Google to ban TikTok or anything deemed similar. Ars Technica called the bill so broad it could apply to almost any tech product. [2]


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The uniparty is trying to fast-track the bill, limiting lawmakers' time to discuss the measure on the pretext of emergency. The bill contains numerous grey areas that should be clarified, such as whether it would criminalise the use of VPN to access content from a banned app, as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warns. The relevant clause reads:

"No person may engage in any transaction or take any other action with intent to evade the provisions of this Act, or any regulation, order, direction, mitigation measure, prohibition, or other authorization or directive issued thereunder."

The executive branch would not have to explain its decision to ban a particular company if it was "not practicable," nor would it have to state whether it had any information to justify such a ban. That would render a legal challenge barely possible.

The U.S. is the latest country to introduce legislation to restrict public discourse. The UK, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany are among countries that have laws "written in grey" — leaving the final definition to law enforcement and the courts.

This is how the Soviet Union was governed, with laws open to broad interpretation, that could be executed or waived, depending on whether an individual felt the billow of political winds at his back, or confronted the headwinds of disfavour. See the Soviet law concept of "criminal repression" in the absence of guilt, and "social parasitism".

TikTok is owned by a Chinese company, ByteDance. Only a fool thinks it is the only target. The Bill, after all, is named RESTRICT. The appropriate response to legislators is "perch and rotate."

The EFF says the U.S. Congress should instead pass "comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation that will have a real impact, and protect our data no matter what platform it's on — TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else that profits from our private information... Foreign adversaries won't be able to get our data from social media companies if the social media companies aren't allowed to collect, retain, and sell it in the first place."

Ah, but… the security state wants to collect, retain and sell consumer data as much as the next tyrant. It has no interest in protecting users of social media, least of all children, who are subject to a tidal wave of psychological manipulation from Western institutions. There is no need for China to get involved, but thanks for the offer.

If you think Western military intelligence has citizens' interest at heart, here's where it gets bewildering.

New technologies allow any crisis to serve as a pretext for legislation to be conjured out of thin air. The required enemy or imminent threat can be projected on the screen as vividly as Emmanuel Goldstein, the rival of Big Brother in Nineteen Eighty-Four, loosely based on Leon Trotsky, who is the object of the Two Minutes Hate — the daily routine in which citizens project their hatred on Goldstein, and thus demonstrate their love of Big Brother.

Here's another clue that hate speech legislation may not be about preventing hate (which the laws don't define) but directing it!

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Money Circus
22 Apr 2023 | 1:17 pm

9. 3 Crises - Kennedy And America's Struggle For Its Soul

  • Can Kennedy help rally the dissident elite - or is collision with China inevitable?

  • Fox News caves to Dominion-Smartmatic boding ill for the integrity of elections.

  • German turns off nuclear power but ESG investors also deny developing countries.

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Apr 22, 2023

Deja vu: Tucker Carlson on the presidential race announcement of Robert F Kennedy Jr's father, and his platform to end the bloodshed in Vietnam and in cities, and to close the gulf between black and white, rich and poor, young and old… [1]

This story — the attempt to turn the U.S. away from war, and from the globalist project — is bigger than the BRICS or any subset of issues that have percolated for decades. The collapse of U.S. influence over Saudi Arabia, and the steroid-shot it's given the BRICS, is directly related to the control of U.S. foreign policy by globalists and warmongers.

Opinion is divided on whether these developments are the inevitable consequence of the rising economic might of China. It lays bare U.S. strategy — like the Obama administration's "Pivot to Asia" of late 2011, described by the Council on Foreign Relations as one that "seriously weakens transatlantic relations, leaves the Middle East in disarray, and dangerously confronts China."

Kennedy's presidential run might be viewed as a last stand by a part of the U.S. elite that opposes the disarray that this policy has wrought within America itself — meaning the continent whose beating heart is the United States.

Samuel Huntington is known for his analysis that future wars would pit cultures against one another, rather than countries — his "Clash of Civilizations." Seven hundred years earlier, during an era when kings claimed to rule by divine right, Henry of Huntingdon, the 12th century historian, had written, in his "Historia Anglorum," of how King Canute recognised the limits to Earthly authority.

Contrary to the popular idea that Canute tried to turn back the tide, his point was the opposite: he demonstrated to his courtiers that he had no power to stop the tide.

Canute illustrates in a way anyone can grasp that the problem with today's globalists is that they do not know when they've gone too far: they recognise no limits to their authority; they presume to re-invent the Earth. As Sergei Brin, co-founder of Google, told Elon Musk, he wants AI (artificial intelligence) to become "god" and dismissed Musk's argument to his "former friend" that AI threatened human life. Brin accused Musk of "speciesism" — the human-held belief that all other animal species are inferior.

We have strayed somewhat off track but the point is to show that we are not simply in a historical "pivot" as was claimed for the year 1913. Just as 110 years ago, powers as well as principalities are manipulating the world.

The trap

The "father" of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, told Graham Allison, author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? (2017):

"The size of China's displacement of the world balance is such that the world must find a new balance. It is not possible to pretend that this is just another big player. This is the biggest player in the history of the world."

See OPEC Eases Off The Gas; Powers New Alliance (Moneycircus, Apr 3, 2023)

RFK Jr confronts a different world to that which his father addressed in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, more than 50 years ago.

It is more fluid, yet the certainties have evaporated — this is the process of distillation. The making of spirits is apt as a metaphor: the poisonous alcohols that are the first to escape are known as the esters but also the angels' share: for the honest distiller knows he must lose some of the contents of his still. The greedy distiller retains those poisonous chemicals in his mix and risks blinding or killing his customers.

Here is the routine familiar to the usurer and the mafia: do you cultivate those who yield fruit or squeeze the pips? This is the junction that Western society confronts.

The uniparty

Few television channels covered Kennedy's announcement in Boston. Rather most dismissed him with accusations of anti-vaxxer or conspiracy theorist. There is no irony in the fact that Kennedy's father and uncle were both killed in conspiracies. The establishment is going to pull out all the stops (please, God, not the guns again) to derail Kennedy.

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The deep state need not go so far: much of the population has been trained in self-censorship. The very issue for which Kennedy is known, his campaigning on vaccines, will be used to turn away those in the electorate who refuse to consider that the 'coof shot could be in any way dangerous. As Jim Breuer noted on Joe Rogan's podcast, the injured and their relatives will do anything to avoid blaming the shot.

The establishment uniparty already has the minds, if not the hearts, of many people, having created group think, having schooled people to reject individual opinions and experience, and to argue only from authority.

His security and his best electoral chance is to form a unity ticket with Donald Trump, as proposed by political strategist Roger Stone, and to do so as soon as possible, drawing on the support of those few billionaire oligarchs who oppose the medical-martial tyranny.

Dominion Smart-mastic

Fox News agreed to pay almost $800 million to Dominion Voting Systems in a defamation case.

This is not about politics but probability.

The odd thing is that Fox called Arizona for Biden in Nov 2020 ridiculously early and was effectively part of the same gaslighting operation as Dominion to convince the American population that a man with dementia who had barely left his basement overturned Trump's massive rallies to gain the most votes in history.

Just believe... cue The Polar Express soundtrack...

So why settle? Did Rupert Murdoch, 92, simply not want to testify or was Fox concerned that the case would highlight its own role in the 2020 election — the Arizona call which caused many Fox viewers to abandon the network? Was $787 million a small price to pay to avoid further damage to the brand... rather than an admission of Dominion's claims?

Given the corrupt judiciary which refused even to hear a challenge to the 2020 result, it is no surprised that in the Dominion case the judge made biased statements that Fox had broadcast untruths. Fox may have known it was going to lose and simply cut its losses.

Remember that the hackability and vulnerability of Dominion and Smartmatic was a concern to the Democratic Party in 2016. They simply changed their tune in 2020.

Dominion/Smartmatic was criticised by the U.S. State Department when it accused the late Hugo Chavez of manipulating elections in Venezuela, where the Smartmatic system was created.

Dominion went after the messenger. It has not so far sued Mike Lindell, Dinesh D'Souza or any of the investigators who found wrongdoing at state and county level in 2020 and again in 2022. Lindell even went on Fox to challenge Dominion to sue him, saying he would like to set out his evidence in court.

Murdoch's preference for the shadow over the light does not relfect well on the news media but we already know that. Ultimately, Murdoch is a globalist and he has served the globalist cause by appearing to validate Dominion

He has done what he needed to do to confirm the globalist narrative. He folded, in order to justify Dominion's claim.

The U.S. Justice department is going to ramp up prosecutions relating to January 6th, 2021 and will also now show-trial people involved in the Charlottesville psyop.

I honestly never thought I would see this. I buried myself in books about the Soviet Union safe in the knowledge that I was viewing from the other side of the wall. Apparently not so.


Nuclear winter

Germany turns off its last nuclear power stations. Wolfgang Kubicki, deputy leader of the Free Democrats, said it was a "dramatic mistake." The Berlin regime's spokesman called it a "done deal." Comment on Watts Up With That:

"We have known for many decades that nuclear power is a better long term source of power than solar, but then we have also known for decades that the Greens will oppose anything that can actually work."

Big-three asset manager BlackRock is a founding member of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures and a signatory of the UN PRI — Principles for Responsible Investing, a network of investors pushing zero carbon and ESG.

In his 2021 CEO letter, Fink doubled down on the attack on oil, gas and coal:

"Given how central the energy transition will be to every company's growth prospects, we are asking companies to disclose a plan for how their business model will be compatible with a net zero economy."

In just two years, by 2022 an estimated $1 trillion has exited investment in oil and gas exploration and development globally. (Source F. William Engdahl)

Developing countries that opted not to participate in the closure of their energy industries at the behest of the United Nations are still being hit by Western companies pulling investment. [2]

Nigeria has suffered $21 billion dollars of divestment under environmental social and governance strategies. International oil companies are reconsidering their upstream and downstream operations worldwide, which threatens the future of developing countries. [3]

Oil majors are turning off the investment spigot before these countries have had time to transiton to natural gas as a half-way house to renewables, according to Ainojie Alex Irune, CEO of Oando Energy Resources, quoted in Oil Price. Cyril Widdershoven writes:

"The future of Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa is at stake, and according to a growing amount of Southern leaders and analysts, it is time to reassess strategies and policies pushed by the North without delay. The divestment strategies being pushed by Western climate change and IPCC/IEA reports are not only controversial but now counterproductive for most developing countries."

Sudan's civil war accelerates. South Sudan exports its oil through Sudan, its sole link to export markets. So far oil exports have not been affected and Sudan's pipeline has not been targeted.

The 450,000 bpd pipeline that runs from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to the Turkish port of Ceyhan was still offline as of the time of writing early on Friday morning.

Fake Ecology

Just Stop Oil interrupt snooker World Championship as protester jumps on table, pours paint/dust.

Real Ecology

Western NGO-led "conservation funding" criticized as new publication "Decolonize Conservation: Global Voices for Indigenous Self-determination" exposes how the eco movement is often used to evict local people...

... isn't this curiously the same MO as Agenda21, rewilding, the nitrogen restrictions on farms, 15-minute cities? [4]

Norwegian research a few years ago found the majority of charity made its way back to the donor country and often impoverished the recipient. It is hardly surprising that all the big nature conservancies are fronted by royals and artistocrats — they are an extension of centuries old colonialism.

This might upset readers of The Guardian but remember why the newspaper features the topic so heavily: it is where many NGO and government jobs are advertised so, in effect, it participates in the effort to colonize the market for eco careers.

Similarly the top-end United Nations jobs are often featured in Rothschild-owned The Economist. The UN is seeking candidates among those who exhibit right think — so one could say that The Economist has also colonised the mind.

If that's not enough counter-logic, rice, a staple of billions, must be curtailed.

"Rice is to blame for around 10 percent of global emissions of methane, a gas that over two decades, traps about 80 times as much heat as carbon dioxide," writes AFP. There is already a rice shortage in South Asia, the largest shortfall for 20 years. China only produces 60 per cent of the food it consumers. Food depends on access to the sea lanes which would shut down in the event of war. Cyclical student Charles Nenner reckons 30 per cent of the population faces death in the next war cycle.

The Daily Mail blames Russia for up to 50 per cent rise in price of some supermarket staples: chocolate, orange juice, cheddar, baked beans. Of course this has nothing to do with Russia.

Unwilling dissident

In the free West, meanwhile, the Department of Justice criminalizes dissent:

  • Sowing discord is not an offence.

  • Influencing electors is not an offence.

  • Unless and until the DoJ declares that it is, when you go against the war machine and the Democratic Party.

Progressives claim to side with Black people against "white supremacy," domestic terrorism and crime — using those topics to expand the state — and then turn the state against Black people, Indigenous people and the workers. Actually nothing's changed since the 1960s, Nick Cruse tells Glenn Greenwald.

American black leftist groups and activists are being charged with felonies for posting memes and other political content against the war in Ukraine. [5]

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Long story, short

Costly study fails to prove "Long Covid" is a thing, or produce any treatment, despite two years and $1.2 billion. The perceived ailment, lavishly promoted in The Guardian, is strangely elusive in scientific circles.

"In 2020, Congress made an investment of $1.2 billion to learn more about the mysterious ongoing symptoms that were afflicting some people infected with Covid-19. That sort of money to fund research into a chronic condition like long Covid was virtually unheard of.

The money was explicitly earmarked to fund both research to understand the disease and clinical trials to test treatments that could bring patients relief. But more than two years in, the agency hasn't started testing a single treatment. Nor is it planning to test many in the future. Instead, it's focused on observational research — and that, too, has produced few insights." [6]

Racist Covid

Across the northern border Public Health Agency of Canada released a report on climate change and its impact on Canadians' wellbeing.

The report alleged that white supremacy, capitalism, colonialism, and racism were all "systemic drivers of negative health outcomes and climate change," and therefore the only way forward is via a plan focused on "decolonizing, justice, and equity." [7]

Meanwhile 600,000 U.S. citizens per year are dying, over and above the normal rate, says insurance professional Josh Sterling. [8]

Ukraine war

Both Russia's and Ukraine's presidents visited front line troops in Easter week, in Kherson and the Donbass region respectively.

Zelenskiy says he wants Ukraine to be a "big Israel." That's is road map. He tells the Atlantic Council about the plan for Greater Israel that we highlighted three years ago when it popped up in Israeli newspapers, later to be reframed as satire. It is a topic strangely absent from the best-funded, most promoted sectors of the alt media. [9]

Of course Z presents it as a vote for security. But security for whom? We cannot resist an old joke of students of English in Russia:

How do you do?
To whom, how?

Offcuts and offal

A campaign video for President Biden is said to be in production and donors are being mobilized, for a run that could be announced early next week.

Daily Telegraph: Putin is planning to attack Britain; Russian spy ships are mapping wind farms and key cables off the British coast.

Facebook has decided to label US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh's article on the Nord Stream sabotage as "false information."

The Guardian recalls the history of cassolada, public banging of pots and pans, after Macron's complaint but completely ignores that governments encouraged the practice in the clap for carers.

Public college students under 26 must receive the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in order to attend college, if California bill AB 659 passes. Most people who are sexually active contract HPV during their lifetime; in more than 90 per cent of cases, the HPV infection resolves on its own within two years. Source, Mercola.

From Twitter: "The 5G network must be costing a fortune to roll out. Yet 3G/4G seems to be perfectly adequate and inherently future proofed for the vast majority of users. The question is, what is the real purpose of 5G?"

As for the Pentagon leak, former CIA officials say there is no way a National Guardsman would have got anywhere close to some of these documents, which most likely originated with the Director of National Intelligence.

mRNA gene therapy is coming to the food supply as early as this month. UK's King Charles signs law that does not require GMO or mRNA foood to be labeled as such. He eats his own organic produce.

In the U.S. HB 1169 seeks to enforce labelling. This will help all of us since if it passes in, say Missouri or Iowa, "those disclosures and the ability to get that information apply globally," says lawyer Tom Renz. Source, Daily Clout.

Documents exposed in a court case relating to Guantanamo Bay prisoners reveals close links between alleged terrorists and Saudi intelligence, which in turn worked with the Central Intelligence Agency.

RT broadcast news of the leak of over 2,000 documents proving the responsibility of George Soros and Open Society in rigging elections in all European countries

Biden hands job to Lady Gaga — the pop performer will co-chair the US President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

The U.S. has warned Russian authorities not to touch the "sensitive nuclear technology" in Ukraine — what could they be other than nuclear weapons? Then there's the bio labs.

Russian hackers organised along the lines of the paramilitary Wagner group are seeking "to disrupt or destroy" parts of the UK's critical national infrastructure, a cabinet minister Oliver Dowden will tell a cyber conference in Belfast on Wednesday. That would be after someone blew up Russia's $11 billion gas pipeline to Europe.

Russia has targeted the Ukrainian capital with Iranian Shahed drones for the first time in almost a month, officials in Kyiv said. Germany says it's too early to discuss Ukraine's entry into NATO.

Aux barricades!

Protesters in France burst into the Paris Stock Exchange, Euronext.

"Not long ago they stormed the headquarters of BlackRock. The protesters know who's destroying their country: The rich puppeteers who corrupt politics around the world. Vive la France" — Kim Dotcom.

Last year a ban was lifted on the use of drones in France for crowd monitoring, surveillance, and other enforcement activity. [10]

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[1] Kennedy announcement, Apr 20, 2023 — Tucker Carlson

[2] Snouts in the Trough, Apr 21, 2023 — The tricks lying climate catastrophists use

[3] Oil Price Com, Apr 21, 2023 — Nigeria's Oil And Gas Sector Hit By $21 Billion In Divestments

[4] Survival International, Apr 13, 2023 — New book, "Decolonize Conservation: Global Voices for Indigenous Self-determination, Land, and a World in Common", a unique collection delivers searing truth on conservation

[5] Glenn Greenwald, Apr 2023 — Black activists targeted by DoJ

[6] Stat, Apr 20, 2023 — The NIH has poured $1 billion into long Covid research — with little to show for it

[7] Public Health Canada, Apr 17, 2023 — What We Heard: Perspectives on Climate Change and Public Health in Canada

[8] Florida Standard, Apr 11, 2023 — 600,000 Americans Per Year Are Dying From COVID Shots Says Top Insurance Analyst

[9] Atlantic Council, Apr 16, 2023 — Zelenskyy wants Ukraine to be 'a big Israel.' Here's a road map

[10] Drone DJ, Jan 2022 — French law allowing police drone use ruled (mostly) constitutional

Money Circus
17 Apr 2023 | 5:07 pm

10. Rant: Keep Your Zombies To Yourself

  • Oligarchs are engaged in a war on Creation, with toxic plans even for animals.

  • Bees, livestock and poultry are exterminated in the name of saving the Earth.

  • The same forces pay caped minstrels and pantomime artistes to distract us.

  • Black and white inverts meaning, yet we can learn to read it like negative film.

  • The more fact checks you wade through on Google, the more it's obscuring.

  • Dreams reveal much in the age of medical tyranny but schlock doesn't help.

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Apr 17, 2023

Where did that one come from? I don't dream about zombies, nor dinosaurs or transformers, nor much at all for that matter.

Yet you can't shrug them off nowadays. Popular culture ranges from cinema to television news, from brain fog to fentanyl — video clips chronicle society's decay in real time.

Bear with me for a moment, as I find myself stuck in my sleep-state in a hotel where I cannot check in, reach my room, or leave. A California, if you will.

Dreams have common themes: the struggle to be heard, the mouth opens but no sound emerges; lost in a maze, one moment you fear for your survival, the next you are occupied in the quotidian minutiae of everyday life as it intrudes on the nightmare. At least this time I didn't lose my trousers.

This is how our brains work. As beings we are not always rational and nor are our choices. It's not only about intelligence or cognitive bias (which some psychologists think is a mark of efficiency), but also primal motivations like envy and fear. The thought process is just more messy, or fuzzy, than we like to admit.

I recount the following as an examination to see what may have seeded such ideas, and confident that the more we know about our unconscious, the better we may traverse daily life. The novelist Graham Greene kept a dream diary, later published as A World Of My Own, though I doubt his mares were so banal. [1]

Between me and the destination of my apartment was the hustle and bustle of a hotel lobby as big as Central Station, with as many corridors and dead ends as that station has platforms. I was searching for the elevator but even as my pacing became more frenzied the lift remained unattainable.

Staff could barely hear my pleas above the noise while most of their colleagues dozed, sofas and beds spilling into corridors (reminiscent of the contrived images of hospitals during the Covid response).

Although no-one could provide directions to the lift, the hotel was designed with dozens of escalators, many of them leading to nowhere; to random outdoor spaces landscaped with potted plants. (Would this be a compact, 15-minute city?)

In the breeze a man in a chequered shirt and dungarees dropped his hat as he bent to retrieve something. There were more smoking zones than a building would ever need.

As people arrived, it became more crammed and chaotic. The clientele seemed rather colourful, burlesque even. There was all manner of people pushing and shouting, no-one sure of direction nor receiving it, businessmen in suit and fedora; characters befitting a 1930s movie. (A modern protest or Color Revolution?)

Then, the equivalent of Chekhov's gun: a table piled with three-pronged forks, courtesy of the hotel, halfway between a barbecue tool or a fire poker, not long enough to serve as a spear — on reflection a smaller version of a Roman trident (an oblique reference to the mass or pagan Neptune?)

And then they appeared, more Comedy Central than nightmare: zombies in our midst, skin suppurating like rotten pomegranates, the ulcerated urchins rocking on spindly legs, tottering up escalators in a pastiche of the genre.

The tridents kept them at bay for long enough to escape from those roof spaces, down ladders like one sees on the side of warehouses. (Fleeing the 15-minute cities?)


One eternity later...

I reached my apartment by another route. (The fluidity of landscape was once unique to dreams but it has become commonplace to those who play video games. I wonder what impact such games have on dreams.)

I made my way up the stairs and was interrupted by a familiar voice: ignoring my brush with annihilation, had I completed my work? I don't remember the particular task but it involved producing something, a pamphlet perhaps, that was intended to have some sort of social impact. My acquaintance was clearly agitated at my delay. (That would be familiar.)

I left my suitcase by the door and walked back down the steps and into a spacious park of green lawns and plentiful trees, where adults walked in conversation and children entertained themselves. I had wandered into Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon.

The tense streets that led from the halls of depravity had been replaced by a defiant demonstration of freedom. (Victory at last, or is this life the Reservation of Brave New World?)

It was the way people held themselves, their posture and dignity counterpoised with the children's carefree play; it was in their faces: these people enjoyed liberty and happiness by right. This was no freedom "by your leave," a temporary exeat granted by bureaucrats.

Down home and deadly

How closely do our dreams correlate with waking thoughts? I recall my blood boiled when I heard last week that a Republican-backed resolution had lifted the coronavirus emergency in place since March 2020 — yet the PREP Act remains in force and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Apr 14 extended certain provisions until December 2024.

In the corner of some television screen there's Bill Gates, gushing about another coming pandemic, this time India; his own physical condition channeling zombie. Let's hope he uploads his consciousness to Microsoft Cloud soon — or perhaps, not.

The state corporate media is silent but citizen journalists — almost the only ones nowadays — report that bees are birds are being culled around the world on the pretext of mites and flu. [2]

Once upon a time the birds and bees were a euphemism for when parents felt the time was ripe to tell children about sex. Now the birds and the bees are a pathogen to be exterminated, while the only queens are in drag, assuming responsibility for teaching sex in loco parentis.

Zombies and viruses are as ubiquitous as the vampire movies of a decade ago but not just on TV.

The Centers for Disease Control has a page devoted to "zombie preparedness" which it has also produced in the form of a graphic novel — just to make sure it reaches the widest audience. [3]

And if zombies aren't enough, there's the spectre of Frankenstein's monster. Colorado State University describes an antibody-based probe that works in living systems: "It's not an antibody, it's a frankenbody: A new tool for live-cell imaging." [4]

Some extend the tag to mRNA gene manipulation, artificial intelligence, neuralink technology and transhumanism in general. Scientists are turning dead birds into drones — the reason, of course, to save wildlife. [5]

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It would be comforting to trust those articles in The Guardian, paid for by oligarchs, in which they assure us that they are working to give us long life and healthy children, who dedicate their philanthropy to caring for animals… yet suddenly Gates announces that livestock have faulty genetics and must be pumped full of vaccines before they end up on our table.

"The Gates foundation is… helping animals survive either by having vaccines or better genetics, helping them be more productive is making a big difference. I've been down in Ethiopia seeing how chickens are laying more eggs, getting more nutrition and even small savings into the household."

Caped minstrels

The Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine Department at Iowa State University is testing an mRNA vaccine system on cows. Drug company Merck is sticking its mRNA product into pork. Its Sequivity platform is used to re-engineer pigs cells to express diseases, or antibodies thereto, including swine flu.

Moderna wants an mRNA factory on every continent. Pfizer is building out across Africa. BioNTech's BioNTainer factories will produce 50 million doses a year.

The bought and paid media says plant-based vaccines offer "what you might call the first vegan vaccine" which of course could be fed into the food supply.

So that you don't pay too-close attention, the caped minstrels and pantomime artistes continue their climate and animal rights distraction.

In Britain "Animal Rising" activists invaded the Grand National horse race — the latest performance art to raise the pretense of caring for animals, while birds and whales are killed by wind farms, while PCR tests and flu are used to wipe out the poultry and livestock industries — the same transhuman globalists behind "save the whales" and kill the whales.

They invade horse races in a postmodern parody of the suffragette Emily Davison who threw herself in front of the king's horse at the Epsom Derby in 1913 — 110 years ago this June 8th.

In these days of identity politics it seems equitable to note that as well as a feminist and a socialist, Davison was a Christian. She made her fatal protest at the mature age of 40. Let us reserve judgment.

Inverse reading

Today's protesters glue themselves to asphalt in protest at road traffic. The pitch black of asphalt is a metaphor for the obscuring of argument. Freshly-processed film also reveals an image in reverse. We are told that politics is polarised but a polarising filter blocks reflection and improves clarity.

If you work with celluloid film, B+W in particular, you interpret the inverse: the silver halide crystals on photographic paper that receive most light turn darkest. When printing the image, the printer dodges and burns, letting more light through where the print should be darker, and vice versa. As ever, the detail is in the grey.

We have learned to interpret the news today in the same way: by reading for the inverse. The more pertinent a story, the more attention it will garner from fact checkers. A search engine will provide evidence of these stories in the negative; that does not tell us which version is correct — they dodge and burn — but it might tell us what news they seek to suppress.


The Fakt Cheka round on "wind energy sceptics" for pointing out that the deaths of humpback whales has tripled since 2016, particularly in areas where there is use of sonar and drilling to plan and construct wind farms. [6]

This is only one story under a magnifying glass. Step back, look up and there are dozens of cases where animals and humans, and the food and energy upon which they rely, seem deliberately targeted.

From the Western sanctions on Russia that backfired, hurting the European Union far more than its "enemy," to the EU's assault on farmers, beginning in the Netherlands, Britain and Germany, and further afield in Sri Lanka, where policy is designed to eliminate farming based on nitrogen fertilizer. Or consider the Unlucky States of America where chemical spills and livestock processing fires, food contamination and recalls exceed the probability of coincidence.

We are schooled to think this is a fight of animal lovers against the uncaring; that only environmentalists keep the environment in mind.

Some of us clung to the comforting thought that, although they might be a little extreme, at least they were doing something on our behalf, even it it was a bit barmy to glue their hands to the road, obstructing the traffic, and clowning around in red gowns and spooky white faces.

Yet the past three years have shown us that this is no innocent love of animals and mother Earth. We should have spotted it earlier. The clue was not hard to find. The same people fund both sides of the argument.

The same people who fund the ecologists and animal rights movement profit from wind farms, bio fuels and the burning of forests (and if the wood's still damp they throw in car tires) calling it biomass and sustainable energy. [7]

The same people who want to close down farming, "re-wild" the land, want to move humans into 15-minute cities, push toxic drugs and, having seen the harm mRNA does to humans, are now pumping it into animals.

The same big tech and big finance who fund the transgender movement and promote it to children through drag story hour; profit from genital mutilation of children. While campaigners for civil rights fought for decades against entrenched legal and corporate interests, Jennifer Bilek recounts how in less than 10 years a tranhumanist niche was mainstreamed by top legal firms like Dentons, Open Society Foundation, big tech, corporations, and especially pharma and medicine.

Bilek says follow the money: just as the profits from AIDS were dwindling, LGB organisations redirected their efforts towards trans everything. [8]

These are the same people who pushed the Covid shots to pregnant women and mothers with newborns — even though Pfizer's trial data showed lethal harm to mothers, their newborns and breast-feeding babies.

Google and Bing devote page after page to denouncing "lactivism" and fact checking damage to mothers and babies — you might even suspect that behind such denial there may be a story. Around page 10 you might come across Penny Butler or Naomi Wolf's What your doctor won't tell you about the Pfizer docs. [9]

Warning lights have been flashing since the shots were rolled out two years ago. [10]

Some have noted this reversal of intent: how the green-sane asylum appears to cheer on its own destruction, or at least wishes annihilation upon everyone else.

There is a religious aspect which Michael Shellenberger has called millenarian, in the sense of apocalyptic religious movements. Millenarianism is the anticipation of a cataclysm preceding the arrival of a messiah or Utopia. It is not far removed from the Gnostics, the Sabbatean Frankists or their derivative the Dönmeh — or the Malthusians, who for the past 200 years have predicted mass starvation:

"In the 1960s they go, 'hundreds of millions of people will die,' that was the prediction. Who cares: so they're wrong with prediction. That's not what's going on. They say hundreds of millions of people will die so therefore they should stop using fertilizer now. So they end up creating the crises that they say they are warning against." [11]

Seen and unseen

A theatre director knows, as does a speech writer or a lighting engineer, a chemist, a petrochemical cracker, or an inventor of the PCR test, that you can throw the spotlight on anything, rendering the rest in the dark: "With PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody," said Kary Mullis, Nobel prize winner for the PCR test. [12]

Still, many people cannot or will not see.

Until the Enlightenment, the people understood the concept of all that is seen and unseen, the latter belonging to the metaphysical, the religious and the occult (simply meaning that which is not visible to the eye). After the Enlightenment the people were increasingly driven into specialized labour while a ruling elite retained to itself the "unity of knowledge."

The elite of the Enlightenment worked hard to kick away the ladders and keep the populace in their place. Despite the public perception, there was no one-way road to reason, writes David Riggs in The World of Christopher Marlowe. [13]

"Before the Reformation, cathedral schools were an avenue of social mobility for poor boys. Cardinal Wolsey, who became the second richest man in England while in the service of King Henry VIII, was the son of a butcher. After the Reformation, however, the interests of the Church of England merged with those of the hierarchical nation state. The dissenting commissioners told Archbishop Cranmer that 'it was meet [fitting] for the ploughman's son to go to plough, and the artificer's son to apply the trade of his parent's vocation,' while 'gentleman's children are meet to have the knowledge of government and rule in the commonwealth'."

Even at university level "the study of humanities was a feature of liberal education before the splintering effect of specialization destroyed the vision of the unity of all knowledge" (Thoughts on University Education, by Sunderrao Ramrao Dongerkery).

If the mass of people have been left half blind, that is not their fault.

"We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks." — president Woodrow Wilson

The ruling class never abandoned the complete sphere of knowledge. They just constrained the rest of us and introduced the concept of specialization. Education was narrowed to the needs of the job. This has led in modern society to alienation, to workplace dissatisfaction, to what David Graeber identified as the predominance of Bullshit Jobs.

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This is much bigger than a grassroots environmental movement. It gives every sign that the powerful forces who back it would be happy to wipe everyone off the face of the Earth and start over.

We witness a strange interweaving of life and death. It might even be welcome, for it is preferable to the denial of death which leads humans to mental gymnastics and distress. But governments did not suddenly "get religion." The FBI as I write has been caught infiltrating Catholic churches and perhaps placing agents provocateur. [14]

What a novel we might have if Graham Greene were still with us.

It is clear that we face an onslaught by cultists who are anti-Christian, anti-human and not even friendly to four-legg'ed beasts — they seem to want to poison the Earth until it is barren.

"We will become gods," says the World Economic Forum's pocket philosopher Yuval Harari. And yet they cannot be atheists: they must believe in God to act in such revulsion. Since we know they cannot succeed they'll do the next-worst thing which is to try to destroy Creation. Is that not what we witness?

The zombie, a reanimated corpse, capable of movement but not of rational thought, stumbles out of the think tanks, the public health institutions, the corporations, Hollywood, the video games industry, the state corporate media, and via social networks, out of the phone or computer and into our subconscious.

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[1] Graham Greene—A World Of My Own: A Dream Diary

[2] The Phaser Com, Apr 16, 2023—Beekeepers sound alarm

[3] CDC—Zombie preparedness

[4] Colorado State University, 2019—Live cell imaging

[5] Reuters, Apr 16, 2023—Dead birds get new life: New Mexico researchers develop taxidermy bird drones

[6] David Wojick, Jan 2023—Evidence says offshore wind development is killing lots of whales

[7] Jeff Gibbs' documentary Planet Of The Humans on Moneycircus Blogspot, Oct 2020—Renewable Energy & The Great Reset: Handmaidens to the Cull

[8] Jennifer Bilek, Mar 2023—Who is Behind the Trans Agenda

[9] Penny Butler Apr 16, 2023—What your doctor won't tell you about the Pfizer docs

[10] Medical Life Sciences News, Apr 2021—Study of 180 breastfeeding mothers after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

[11] Michael Shellenberger, Substack—Why The Woke Create The Disasters They Warn Of

[12] Kary Mullis, YouTube—"You can find almost anything in anybody"

[13] David Riggs, 2004—The World of Christopher Marlowe

[14] Newsweek, Apr 10, 2023 — FBI Used Undercover Agent to Target Catholic Church: Jim Jordan

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