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3 Feb 2023 | 6:18 pm

1. Crisis Update - Weathering The Storm In 2023


Year ahead will see crises in proportion to the financial challenges facing the elites.
The biggest collapse will be the UN, WEF narrative.
Inflation and economic contraction risks a sovereign debt crisis.

Climate crisis, dysphoria, pandemic hysteria, gaudy coronations - all distraction.
Coups - real and perceived - have already replaced the norm of political discourse.
Cliché and symbology increasing use choreography to manage the population.

Europe's chiefs will pursue war and expansionism in a battle to save Union and euro.
Germany mires in self-analysis as domestic intel pushes putsch drama.
Mockumentary of 2014 sees Hitler return to a confused, divided country.

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Feb 3, 2023

Waiting until the year gets underway — okay, so a cheat but what value predictions? Another day, a new crisis, another trend: what are those parallel lines?

The pandemic fear porn may have been dialed down in 2022 but the drive to authoritarian control has accelerated.

Yesterday's papers

Sri Lankan and Dutch farmers were confronted with being forced off their land; German and British farmers faced only slightly less pressure to "set aside" their land forever. European carbon taxes announced as a means of social control.

King Charles knighted the boss of the Astra Zeneca coof shot; and in the same week announced he wanted a "full grandeur" coronation with no skimping on expense.

Anti-vaxxer was replaced by "anti-chippers" who oppose having implants in their bodies. Disregarding that the media has spent the past three years calling microchip RFID a conspiracy theory, those who oppose this "net positive for humanity" are now "paranoid, don't believe in science, many have white supremacist tendencies." One hopes it is satire. [1]

It was also the year of the oddly sexless gender ideology. The billionaire Pritzker family continues to pour tens of millions of dollars into the transgender campaign. Britain's NHS launched "gender inclusive" training for midwives — although the country's notorious Tavistock Clinic was forced to abandon puberty-blockers for teenagers; a "bearded trans woman" burned down a 117 year-old Oregon church.

Decline the offer of permanent outrage and the issue fades away, for a while.

The eugenic undertow sucks at your feet, threatening to destabilize you: sterilization, resulting in fewer births, the division of the humanity into different norms and pronouns, divide and rule, and a cohort of people who have been psychologically warped, either by "affirmation" or buyer's remorse.

Canada continued to lead the roll out of assisted suicide as an alternative to physical and mental health care.

It was the year of the migrant crisis: Open borders are an article of faith for the United Nations and globalists. An estimated five million souls crossed the U.S. southern border during the Joe Biden administration and the numbers are on course to double. The media does not report the real numbers, let alone the purpose.

The next pandemic was never far out of sight. The headlines perpetually, "Phew What A Scorcher"... but the scorcher is you know what.

Note the images in Buenos Aires (fair winds) of the Argentinian people celebrating around an obelisk after the World Cup win.

"Obelisks are used for sundials and for telling of the winter and summer solstice. The spirit of the sun god was supposed to enter the stones at certain periods, and on these occasions, human sacrifices were offered to it," even Wikipedia admits. The obelisk is said to represent Baal's shaft, or the missing member of Osiris.

China, having "unwisely" slackened its zero tolerance policy, briefly led the headlines with a "tsunami of cases" filling the media's need for fear.

Elon Musk massively overpaid for Twitter. But he had to dislodge the Saudis, which cost. The Twitter Files are the unreported scoop of the new year precisely because they are the tip of an iceberg — a fraction of the propaganda-censorship regime in which the world is gripped. See our upcoming story on the massive public-private partnership that gags society.

We are in strange times where truth, like everything else, has been financialised. It has a price. Worse still, there is no evidence that truth once purchased can sustain. Musk may have melted $44 billion but the iceberg always shows just its tip.

Only if he somehow changes societal values — which given the majority, even in the alt media, is unlikely — can his cash have some lasting value. The security state will continues its trajectory of silencing any and all criticism of government.

Weaponising society

The militarization of civil life continues apace.

War and politics used to stop at the water's edge. That changed when the military designated political, free speech as warfare. The long-planned Ukraine war beginning 2014, followed by the Brexit vote in 2016, was the trigger for Internet and social media censorship. It was Trump's surprise victory over the uniparty deep state in Nov 2016 that poured gasoline on the fire.

NATO's domain shifted from "tanks to Tweets." It dates from WW2 when the Office of War Information shaped CBS, NBC and Hollywood. From the beginning the State had a relationship with the news organisations but from 2016 that became internal. The FBI, CIA, DNI are now inside Facebook, Twitter and the news operations. [2]

Meta is the Pentagon. The joke is in the name. Facebook launched on the same day that the Pentagon's LifeLog was retired. The article still outstanding is the one that brings together the DoD projects like Twitter, CRISPR, 23 and Me, the Trilateral Commission's update of The Bünting Clover Leaf Map... in the light of National Security Study Memorandum 200, Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests, otherwise known as the Kissinger Report.

All of which would help to answer the question: to whom does the Department of Defense answer?

Could happen:
  • Great Reset regroups; political leadership in transition

  • Climate narratives steal headlines until 2024-25 lockdown vacsimile

  • Generative AI and deep fakes take censorship, propaganda to new level

  • Deep state milit-intel switches battle for minds from Millennials to Gen Z

  • Policy-induced recession across U.S., European Union and UK

  • Shrinking U.S. workforce will polarize wealth, geographically, socially

  • After two decades of reducing poverty, global crisis throws gears in reverse

  • Africa, emerging markets, defy doom-laden predictions of the UN and WEF

  • Inflation will steady in first half, before food, fuel accelerate in late 2023

  • Central bank digital currencies pursued at wholesale level; retail lags

  • Gold and silver continue to play tag with U.S. dollar

  • Rising commodity prices support commodity-linked currencies, like Russia's

  • Other countries join Iran and Russia in abandoning SWIFT

  • China pays close attention to how Russia was cornered; sells Treasuries

  • China reopens economy, but it's a wartime economy

  • Great awakening continues, as declining fortunes expose the 'bezzle' [3]

What predictions do we find for the year ahead? In the new spirit of Trusted Sources and authorized information, the following comes from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, London University, and those of Nottingham and Bath: It is the proposal of the "Absolute Zeros" to end air travel for ordinary people by 2050.

This is no random bunch of nutters [well, they may be nutters but they're not random — Ed]. They comprise the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) reporting to the government.

"In addition to reducing our energy demand, delivering zero emissions with today's technologies requires the phasing out of flying, shipping, lamb and beef, blast furnace steel and cement."

By 2050 all that should stop — including all new construction.

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Common pass

The Rockefeller foundation's proposal for passports merging your physical and digital identity is called Common Pass.

These are all stepping stones to United Nations Agenda 21 which has been introduced at the city and regional level, since under UN21 nation states and their borders are supposed to disappear. This is also called Local Agenda 21.

The Sustainable Cities plan is being run by 100 country teams who, according to UN documents, harmonized their "individual programming cycles" back in 2004.

Throughout the WEF, CP and UN documents one reads of the need to "build trust and engagement." This is often accompanied calls for censorship of misinformation that disagrees with trusted voices. As Klaus Schwab wrote in The Fourth Industrial Revolution:

"A high level of trust favours engagement and teamwork, and this is made all the more acute in the fourth industrial revolution, where collaborative innovation is at the core. This process can only take place if it is nurtured in an environment of trust because there are so many different constituents and issues involved. Ultimately, all stakeholders have a role in ensuring that innovation is directed to the common good."

Technology has created a self-centred society, he continues.

"It is an absolute necessity that we rebalance this trend towards a focus on the self with a pervasive sense of common purpose. We are all in this together and risk being unable to tackle the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution and reap the full benefits of the fourth industrial revolution unless we collectively develop a sense of shared purpose."

What he is saying (but not saying) is what Noam Chomsky called manufacturing consent.

The people won't like what Agenda 21 and Sustainable Cities have in store for them. Opposition must be neutralized. That is why Agenda 21 is not introduced by governments, who could be opposed, but by local bureaucrats who cannot be identified except by their peers in Common Purpose.

Eco, health fear

Environmentalism is used, along with pandemic fear, to justify this bureaucratic power grab and expanded regulation: the curtailment of rights, living standards and economic freedom.

Green policies are popular with the public in theory, but only until they threaten our quality of life, as The Telegraph in Britain notes.

"We are nearing a turning point for democratic support for environmentalism,"writes Allister Heath.

In Britain Gordon Brown's 2008 Climate Change Act legislated a 80 per cent cut in CO2 by 2050, which Theresa May raised to 100 per cent by 2050.

"Politicians everywhere are over-reaching, having drawn an incorrect lesson from Covid, namely that we will be willing to give up on our jobs, prosperity and freedoms in the name of a climate emergency. Germany faces crippling deindustrialisation, to great angst. The Dutch are nationalising and shutting "polluting" farms, triggering widespread fury. Switzerland's winter contingency plans are modeled on lockdowns. Electric cars would be banned from non-essential journeys, shop hours cut and streaming services downgraded; sports matches, concerts and theatres could be cancelled...

So why this new snobbery? One answer can be gleaned from another visionary dystopian classic, Michael Young's The Rise of the Meritocracy. A side effect of individualistic meritocracy, which I otherwise support, is that those who rise to the top become entitled and look down upon everybody else. As Young put it, "by imperceptible degrees an aristocracy of birth has turned into an aristocracy of talent". The result is the return of anti-capitalist, neo-feudal attitudes: the elites nudge and compel the masses to do what is good for them, safe in the knowledge that the powerful will retain their privileges, their exclusive "Zil" traffic lanes, their private jets." [4]

Battle for the euro

Existential crisis is nothing new to the single European currency. It's been a tool for continental control from the beginning.

The unelected European Commission has many other bullying techniques: the threat of globalism or environmental annihilation. Each one is a like a gun that jams or misfires. Yet it is the only tool in the European Union's arsenal, which increasingly is yoked to NATO.

Economically the EU is failing; but its military purpose will hold it together, and even expand it.

Did you know Colombia became NATO's newest partner in 2017, and the first in Latin America?

All the continuing fuss over Finland and Sweden… and NATO launched its LatAm membership drive with barely a whisper in the press?

Throughout 2021, Colombia and NATO have agreed a new framework of cooperation, the Individually Tailored Partnership Programme, marking the beginning of even closer cooperation.

Colombia proposed a debt swap to protect the Amazon — and there is talk of Brazil partnering with NATO on the same pretext.

Lula da Silva fits into this because although he's been neutral on Russia, he has criticised its invasion of Ukraine.

Brazil's people want stability, which the BRICS bloc is more likely to offer. However the rich and powerful — and politicians seeking to make their millions — are more likely to side with Western banks, the IMF and the public-private partnerships like that which built the Belo Monte dam.

In Asia we have seen Japan brought to its knees financially and, after the assassination of former president Shinzo Abe boosted the vote for his Liberal Democratic party, a renewed drive to rearmament and Japanese flexing in the Indo Pacific region.

NATO and the U.S. launched AUKUS as a trilateral security partnership with Australia. The shape of things to come is perceptible to all but the willfully obtuse.

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In Davos we doubt

In the Swiss mountains the acolytes arrived to take instruction from the World Economic Forum. The past three years have shown us that The Great Reset is not a coherent plan but a public relations operation — a work in progress that acts as a career ladder for malleable village idiots around the globe: it takes a forum to raise one.

The Reset is a flexible, fungible arbitrage of ideas because, like the non-player characters of social media you can never know what's the next big thing. But if your promotion depends on it, you know in advance you'll sign up.

It might be Russia one moment; the next it could be Brazilian environmentalism — don't look too deeply or you might spot the inconsistencies. The objective is a domination of the mind: just as in the British Empire the subjects were as colonized as the natives, all serving one object, for the elite of the day to plunder resources.

Europe continues its colonial reappraisal, losing some influence in North Africa and the Mediterranean to Turkey and Israel, which become its new gas hubs; while the former empires seek to reassert themselves in Africa's Sahel, South America and Japan.

See Moneycircus, Sep 2022 — Insight – Europe, Gas And The Endgame: Geopolitics is nothing if not about pipelines, bankers and parallels with 1917

The European Union's gambit for survival is continued expansion. One leg is for the remainers to bring Britain back into the EU.

U.S. German inflation hit 10 per cent in the closing months of 2022, after 7.9 over the year as a whole. The U.S. began the years with another 25 bp interest rate hike, to 4.75 per cent, followed by 50 bp from the European Central Bank, to 2.5 per cent, the Bank of England by the same amount to 4 per cent — a show of strength that will could work out badly for the European and UK economies.

It seems the ECB's focus is on saving the euro, not the European economy. The ECB is also going to favour climate-linked corporate debt — refusing to buy bonds issued by private sector entities by March, except where corporate issuers have a strong environmental record.

At the end of 2022, the ECB admitted that it was a mistake to call inflation transitory and revised expectations — indicating the hikes would continue for higher and longer. The Transmission Protection Instrument (TPI) announced in July was a method to share the pain of higher bond yields, to limit interest rate spreads between European bonds. That's now replaced by quantitative tightening or QT as the ECB plans to shuck its bond holdings.

The privately-owned central banks increasingly own the majority of the corporate sector and, through public-private partnerships, much of the public sector assets. The ECB has undermined sovereign debt without the benefit of creating an offshore reserve market.

The U.S. is not out of the woods. Depending how much you believe European intelligence services are interfering with American politics — or to put it another way, that the American and British intelligence agencies serve the same interests — the dysfunction of the Biden administration creates the perception that European's are more stable politically.

Inflation is now overwhelming that political perception. U.S treasury yields are falling despite rising interest rates. The financial battle has only just begun and is likely to lead to a showdown between sovereign debt markets in coming months. [5]

The perception is growing that certain European governments cannot meet their obligations in the face of falling economic growth, and may have to default or find another cover story for writing down the value of their bonds.

What kind of cover story?

Territorial expansion is not just a distraction. It is one of the means by which the European Union could seek to save itself, along with further federalisation, including centralization of treasury operations and taxation.

The euro is not a currency. It is a tool of subversion of the nation state intended to accelerate a world of borderless city states in place of nations. The euro offends every economic principle. The main technical objection is that you cannot share a currency without sharing control of spending, if not taxation. That didn't happen in Europe and the euro allowed spending and debt to run out of control. Was this flaw intentional, the answer being a federated Europe. Perhaps.

As a reporter at Reuters the author raised this question — it was 1999. Colleagues wanted to write a series on the potential pitfalls of the euro. The team was forbidden by the bosses to describe any Plan B. The euro would be a success and that was that.

Grey Wolf

There is a German movie in which Hitler returns to 2014 — Er ist wieder da (Look who's back) — part dark screenplay, part documentary as AH's worldview engages with current politics.

AH awakens, devil like, in the present and, while he seeks to make sense of the world around him, and to establish what year it is, he is discovered by a television producer and is turned into a media celebrity.

The twist is that the producers, who initially think he's a deluded actor, become less sure-footed with time.

We have a political crisis that is unfolding as if it had been scripted precisely to drive the people to support authoritarian solutions. The film shows exactly how the appeal works.

In Ukraine we have a president who really is an actor following the authoritarian script — supported in part by the Nazi heirs of the Third Reich and a U.S. Congress cheering him on, just like the American politicians of the 1930s. Time magazine makes Zelenskiy man of the year, just as it did Hitler.

At the same time, the revived Hitlerian critique identifies a similar economic and social disintegration to that of a century ago.

The fact that the documentary-screenplay was even made underlines this truth — for who would have done so except to acknowledge this historical parallel? Though it warns against a repeat it fails, like the media and politicians, to enquire how we got to this place; how lessons that were learned at great cost were forgotten in just three or four generations.

If they were forgotten at all! For history's rhyme is so timely and familiar that it appears the pattern of the 1920s and 30s is very well understood and is being repeated.

Despite the de riguer demonetisation of the German people as embodying the views of AH, the screenwriting by mid-point feels shallow, as if it is repeating the familiar historical narrative of the school textbook without new insight.

Here is the weakness and strength of the film. The idea of AH coming back to life is preposterous and yet it acknowledges that many of the issues that confronted Europe 100 years ago are not only unresolved but may return to similar levels of crisis.

It was filmed in 2014. Almost a decade later Germany faces food and energy shortages, deindustrialization and the flight of manufacturing, along with a crisis of migration and integration that could unravel much of the social and economic progress since WW2.

If it aimed to close with the message of "never again" it failed. We see in today's press that it is forbidden to contrast current events with a genocide, let alone the Holocaust. The British MP Andrew Bridgen was suspended for less.

It is forbidden to speak of informed consent, medical experiment and the Nuremberg Code. And yet a growing number of people can see the contrast between what politicians say and the evidence of their own eyes.

As the film progresses, it back pedals. It acknowledges current events without interrogating the cause; only to rise to a crescendo, inevitably, of "not that man." To which the reasonable person counters, "All right; then whom."

We know that the answer from the quarters of the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, the European Union and others is communitarianism, or some form of oligarchical collectivism. But is that not what got us into the Bolshevik and National Socialist mess in the first place?

One might suspect this is why the filmmakers raise the question and seek to answer it.

Given the context of current events, the film is unavoidably an attempt at cultural programming. Yet in the light of past and present experience, many in the audience draw conclusions for themselves and thus valuable historical perspective does arise out of a flawed film.

I won't spoil the ending but let's just say that the popular objection in the doco-screenplay to the return of AH is not his policies.

Coups and pantomime

"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce," wrote Karl Marx. December saw a rather staged German plot in which an aristocrat and a judge were supposedly trying to seize power — both hilarious and frightening.

At the time it seemed too patently fake to deserve attention, and there was much else going on. The autumn had seen a very British coup in which prime ministers were replaced in rapid succession as pro- and anti-Brexit factions battled for control of Downing Street. It turned out to be wrong to dismiss the "Patriotic Union" affair.

Since then we've had a protest in Brazil, which the opposition alleges was provoked if not staged — similar allegations swirl around the events of Jan 6, 2020 at the Capitol in Washington DC.

It's become clear that governments around the world are targeting dissent. In Germany any failed putsch, however real or false, would serve as pretext to suppress all and any opposition — from war in Ukraine, the militarization of the security state, to the further dilution of constitutional protections of the citizen.

An aristocrat, Heinrich XIII Reuss, was arrested with 25 people, television crews on hand to film the arrests, and detailed long-format articles ready to roll in the press.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, framed in this putsch, is the main opponent of war against Russia — and this is clearly a war by NATO, the U.S. and Germany against Russia.

As Kit Klarenberg reminds us in The Grayzone, the attempt to declare another party, the nationalist National Democratic Party, unconstitutional in 2003 when most of its leaders turned out to be agents or informants of Germany's domestic security service, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz. [6]

Germany might be more authoritarian than other European countries — as an American occupied zone it has to repel any nationalist movement that would seek a peace treaty to end WW2 would likely press for a new constitution and an end to Anglo-American hegemony on the continent.

The Russia-based correspondent John Helmer has translated an assessment by Thomas Röper of Germany, which examines the possible motives. [7]

It is worth reading in full but to summarize, Helmer uses a historic cartoon to compare with the propaganda value of Hitler's Night of the Long Knives — of course not comparable in lethality — to show that Scholz's attack on AfD is more worrying: for this time Germany has the support of most of the European continent, plus the Anglo-Americans.

The AH reference is Helmer's argument that the war with Russia is a continuation of WW2, and its occupation of Ukraine, in Operation Barbarossa. It's not the only parallel. Merkel's admission that the Minsk talks were a delaying tactic, buying time to build up Ukraine, is similar to AH's strategy of buying time with Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain in 1938.

"The significance of Merkel's admissions, and of Scholz's attempt this month to destroy the only German opposition to the war, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is that the Russian terms must now address the fact that the US is preparing to fight to the last German, and also to the last Pole. Many Polish sources believe the election for the Polish parliament scheduled for the autumn of next year will result in the replacement of the Law and Justice (PiS) government with the more pro-American Civic Platform (PO)."

The EU is centralizing power while sabotaging culturally strong nation states like Poland and the Czech Republic, just as these were the first targets of AH and British appeasement.

The Trilateral Commission continues to pursue a three-bloc world. Prof Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University wrote in 1968.

"The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups."

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War in Eurasia

Conflict grinds on, but the world leaders increasingly call for a negotiated end to war in Ukraine — that's Croatia and Hungary. In the United States even the Rand Corporation published a piece urging the U.S. not to be distracted from China.

See Moneycircus, Jan 29, 2023 — Eurasia note #69 – Escalation From Ukraine, To Iran

Britain, or rather the bankers of the City of London, push for escalation and even British and NATO boots on the ground. These bankers funded the Bolsheviks and destroyed the pinnacle of Europe's culture. Such psychopaths will not give up until they are stopped.

As argued by the late David Graeber, the modern monetary system was developed in order to fund wars, and without bankers, the world would see less war. Alex Krainer makes a similar argument:

"The fact that Britain is host to the financial parasite that is the City of London, and that she is culturally and incurably hostile to Russia is not a coincidence. British establishment's obsession with fighting Russia is today the most dangerous force facing humanity, capable ultimately of ending it. As Lord Acton said, 'The issue that has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks'."

The journal Foreign Affairs writes, "although Putin may misunderstand the origins of the Ukrainian nation." No Russian misunderstands their shared origin with Ukraine.

FA says a peace deal must "ensure Russia's place in Europe's security architecture." That is precisely what NATO Atlanticists have denied Russia for 30 years.

Continuing the war "encourages Russian nationalists' belief that Russia must either win or perish." The West has penalized individual Russians since the fall of communism. There is no respect, nor love lost.

Subjecting "Ukrainians to the continual horrors of conflict" is no problem for the West for they care no more for the people of Ukraine than Russia.

The analogy in Foreign Affairs falls apart when it repeats U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's lie that his Fourteen Points offered Germany an honourable retreat. The containment of Germany, repeated after WW2, is like that of Russia, an Anglo-American tenet.

FA concludes with the threat to Russian elites of a choice of "Hague tribunal and the chance to take part in the creation of a new peaceful Russia." No one respects tribunals less than the U.S. ignores which refuses to subject its citizens. [8]

In the view of geopolitical analyst Alex Krainer, Britain was happy to see Germany dominate the continent as a bulwark against Russia so long as Germany did it without risking war.

The British made no distinction between Russians and Bolsheviks — as today.

It was the USA that financed Germany's war effort — in alliance with Britain's bankers they subverted policy and got the war they wanted — as they had done in WWI. [9]

Catherine Austin Fitts argues that the central banks have so corrupted governments that their only policy is to get rid of us. They can't be fixed but we can shun them, turn to our own networks.

CAF offers several ideas for survival:

  • use cash, warn banks that CBDC will wipe out retail and local banks: it's not a currency it's a control system.

  • know your neighbours: the farmer, the sheriff, the community banker.

  • be in a good jurisdiction, otherwise politicians and bureaucrats will take you to the cleaners. In San Francisco, 49 per cent of small companies have been bankrupted.

  • pay off your debts because if they introduce CBDC you won't be able to pay it off.

What happened to our world is that we didn't defend it. Some of us are guilty of willing on our own destruction as an easy way out. We have to resist that sentiment, and fight even when it feels we've already lost.

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[1] Wine Press, Dec 14, 2022 — Seattle-Based Magazine Warns Of 'Anti-Chippers' Who Are 'Awful People.' Says 'We'll Convince Your Children To Get Microchip Implants'

[2] Twitterview with Mike Benz of Freedom Foundation Online

[3] Carnegie Endowment — J.K. Galbraith and The Bezzle

[4] The Telegraph, Dec 7, 2022 — Blackouts will trigger a people's revolt against the new eco-tyranny

[5] WSJ, Dec 22, 2022 — Ten-Year US Treasury-Bund Yield Spread Has Room to Tighten

[6] Kit Klarenberg, Grayzone, Feb 2, 2023 — Suspicions of state security set-up in Germany's far-right 'coup'

[7] John Helmer, Dec 8, 2022 — The Night Of The Pen Knives - The Olaf Scholz Plot Exposed as Putz, Not Putsch

[8] Foreign Affairs, Dec 21, 2022 — No One Would Win a Long War in Ukraine

[9] Alex Krainer, Feb 3, 2023 — Escalation to World War III and the British establishment
2021 — Appeasement: What really happened in Munich, 1939

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31 Jan 2023 | 3:09 pm

2. Chronicle of Dissent - Rant In Age Of Narrative


Military operatives target politicians and journalists who question Covid response.
Lowly soldiers follow orders but to whom do those at the top report?
The sidelining of Parliament and rule by diktat suggest the Army has spectral master.

(2,000 words or 10 minutes of your time.)

Courtesy: UK Column News

Jan 31, 2023

In a post-news world people are bored of information: they prefer rants. For a while much of the mass favoured the rants of CNN and Microsoft NBC.

Trump was a ready-made caricature and on-screen performative artistes such as Anderson Cooper of CNN had little to do except peroxide and point.

The secret is that hard news is easy; if you follow it, it's a doozy. Gauging the public's response to the rant of the moment is harder. That's why CNN eventually lost the plot; evidenced by the collapse in its ratings.

As Seth Godin wrote, industry no longer markets the product, it sells a narrative. That goes for information as much as any material good.

The most prestigious of the fact checkers, Hamilton 68, linked to the Alliance for Securing Democracy — a nonprofit that used its connections to top names in U.S. national intelligence to identify Russian influence on social media — turned out to be a total fake.

Fellow-traveler frauds included former Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and the neoconservative Bill Kristol.

They sold rant as the front end; the use of emotion to mist and manipulate the public eye.

Computer says no

Its "Russian bot dashboard" was cited by lamestream reporters as their primary source — unquestioningly.

These stories and their source were not news — they were a smear tactic to influence or defame anything or anyone to which or whom the "Russian bot" could be attached.

The problem is that as early as 2018 Hamilton 68 co-founder and former FBI COINTELPRO operative Clint Watts as admitting to Buzzfeed: "We don't even think they're all commanded in Russia — at all. We think some of them are legitimately passionate people that are just really into promoting Russia."

That same year Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) pointed out that Twitter was "clogged with bots" and lots of them were operated out of the United States, so ascribing them to Russian operatives was a fool's errand. [1]

That didn't stop the state and lamestream media (sorry for the loaded phrase but Twitter is also corporate media and has cleaned up its act)"

  • Fallout of Austin Bombings Exposes Racial Tensions, Russian Bots and Media Distrust (France 24, 4/1/18)

  • After the Parkland Shooting, Pro-Russian Bots Are Pushing False-Flag Allegations Again (Washington Post, 2/16/18)

Google has "disappeared" many of the Russian bot headlines since the expose of Hamilton 68 by the new incumbents at Twitter. That's a shame because re-examining those headlines would be a valuable learning experience for journalists.

They could learn the difference between reporting news and manipulating public perceptions — what FAIR calls "a conditioning exercise more than a story."

It is not journalism to repeat information from a "computerized dashboard" — using Dr Evil air quotes from the Austin Powers movies.

Reporters display a lack of initiative ridiculed in the comedy series Little Britain — "the computer says no." [2]

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This reflexive stenography gave us Russia collusion, Russiagate, and the establishment narrative for the election of president Donald Trump.

It was swallowed and repeated unquestioningly by the vast majority of the employees of news organizations — and as someone working in international news at the time, the author can assure the reader that they subscribed, to almost every man and woman.

The U.S. print media in particular devoted column yards to the hoax, and Fakt Cheka such as Snopes and Politifact cited Hamilton 68 as sources. [3]

The lamestream media insists the problem is misinformation, brought about by the Internet. But the decline of news media started long ago — back in the 1980s, long before the public could share news online.

Newspapers were already axing their investigative journalists and hiring celebrities to contribute columns in place of reporters. The biggest shift was from news reporting to features.

In the 1950s, Britain's Daily Express had almost 60 full time foreign correspondents. By the 1990s, few news organizations strayed further than London, Washington and Tel Aviv.

Age of narrative

Hamilton 68 is no outlier. It was part of an extensive operation run by corporations in cahoots with the military to use the Internet as a tool of psychological manipulation.

In military doctrine this has its roots in MindWars, a guide to mass deception, written by Col. Michael Aquino in 1980. In fifth generation warfare, the military no longer delineates between the state of war and peace. The public becomes the enemy or, at best, collateral damage.

NATO and the European Union adopted this proactive approach to narrative management through their Rapid Response Units, promoted under former UK prime minister Theresa May, whose demeanour suggested she had missed her calling as a secret policeman.

The British government, or rather the Sainsbury family's Institute For Government, sponsored the development of the MINDSPACE document (2010) in which it is admitted, "Citizens may not fully realise that their behaviour is being changed… Clearly, this opens Government up to charges of manipulation."

Britain's head of the Army until Nov 2021, Gen Sir Nick Carter, warned that "political warfare has returned… a strategy that is designed to undermine cohesion, erode economic, political and social resilience."

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Did it escape his notice that The Great Reset ushers in precisely that: a governance system that in which "governancers" are unaccountable, elected leaders are shoved aside and decision making is opaque and corrupted.

Britain's Integrated Operating Concept "challenges norms of civil-military relations and the dynamics of Westminster agencies: The old distinction between foreign and domestic defence is increasingly irrelevant."

As the militaries of European nations and the U.S. weaponize Covid as a pretext for The Great Reset one must ask whom the British, Canadian and American generals are working for.

From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory, was written by Col Michael A. Aquino, a psychological intelligence officer with the U.S. Army and a founder of the Temple of Set. [4]

Last week the British Army was exposed for targeting politicians and journalists who raised doubts about the Covid response. A so-called "information warfare" brigade gathered information on people who simply questioned the modeling behind the Neil Ferguson's discredited death forecasts. [5]

The spying operation was run out of the Counter Disinformation Unit, based in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the aforementioned Rapid Response Unit in the Cabinet Office. They targeted not only prominent individuals but potentially the social media comments of anyone posting online.

An army whistleblower told the non-profit Big Brother Watch: "'It is quite obvious that our activities resulted in the monitoring of the UK population... monitoring the social media posts of ordinary, scared people. These posts did not contain information that was untrue or co-ordinated — it was simply fear."

In the UK the 77th Brigade and 13th Signals of the British Army do the same as the U.S., Israeli, British, Australian, NZ or Canadian military.

In 2021 Canada's military was exposed using surveillance and psychological manipulation tools it perfected in Afghanistan but on the domestic population. Reporter David Pugliese of the Ottawa Citizen, showed how the army had been using fake social media accounts since at least 2015 for what Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance called the "weaponization of public affairs." [6]

That is the same year that Britain's 77th Brigade was established to conduct "non-lethal" forms of psychological warfare and use the likes of Facebook and Twitter to "fight in the information age," according to Gen Carter. [7]

As the narrative of the Covid response unravels — Japan has launched an official investigation into deaths following the Covid shot; Denmark has suspended its Covid injectables programme; Thailand's royal officials have launched an inquiry into the shot after the king's eldest daughter was placed on life support; Germany's government admits an "alarming number" of vaccinated people are developing "AIDS-like symptoms" — the co-ordination of Western military comes into question.

Psychological manipulation is a key tool of government nowadays, as the psychologists in the UK's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and the Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (SPI-B) have admitted. Laura Dodsworth has the details in her book A State of Fear: How the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic, published in May 2021.

See Moneycircus, Sep 2021 — The Never Normal is Forever

Let's remind ourselves that The Great Reset, or Going Direct — the seizure of wealth and replacement of cash by a new form of exchange controlled by those who have hijacked the economy — is being coordinated globally, with the collaboration of politicians, journalists, academics and teachers, social workers and psychologists, corporate managers, bureaucrats, doctors and functionaries of every kind.

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The role of Davos, whose annual summit was held this month, is the symbolic snowy summit, upon whose pinnacle heroic mountaineers point, as they call the path ahead, like figures in a Soviet or Nazi propaganda poster, proclaiming they see through the clouds, beyond the peaks, our path to the promised land of bankers and financiers.

Green Horizons! — in the words of Mark Carney, former governor of the private central banks of Canada and England. BlackRock are his engineers, the team that proposed to the Federal Reserve the policy of printing trillions and giving it direct to corporations (wealthy investors) to buy up assets while they crushed small business and main street with Covid lockdowns.

This does not fit into a neat dialectic, any more than the bland slogans of the World Economic Forum make any logical sense or the constellation of think tanks (all funded for a purpose by corporations and billionaires) honestly identify a fractious world that fits their preferred narrative and pecuniary interest.

"Prop Or Not," run out of Ukraine, claims to identify "more than 200 websites as peddlers of Russian propaganda."

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has obtained new documents showing that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did indeed convene a so-called "Disinformation Governance Board" to monitor and suppress citizens' speech — and that DHS head Alejandro Mayorkas lied in May when he told Congress that the board was scrapped before it had even met.

The new information also shows the DHS had co-opted Meta's Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher, the same individual who helped suppress discussion of Hunter Biden's laptop on Facebook.

Nina Jankowicz stepped down in 2022 as head of the DHS Disinformation Governance Board. She worked with the Integrity Initiative, a project of the Institute for Statecraft, a group of state propagandists funded partly by the UK Ministry of Defence and Foreign Office, using tame journalists to sabotage politicians like the UK's former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn or the appointment of Pedro Baños as Spain's security minister.

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, who owns The Intercept, sent a document known as the "Z Memo" in March. A week later, Nina Jankowicz, who would later be the abortive face of the board, shared an opinion column by Omidyar staff with colleagues. She bowed out in May, after her links with Ukraine's StopFake Azov-linked publicity operation was revealed, as well as her Mary Poppins theatrical aspirations.

In Nov 2022 Jankowicz registered as a foreign agent due to her work in the UK, where she is associated with the Foreign Office and its various disinformation units like the rebranded Integrity Initiative, the Institute for Statecraft and other propaganda fronts. See The Grayzone for more.

The Ukrainian arm of NATO is closely connected to the Myrotvorets "peacekeeper" website that doxes and calls for the death of critics of Ukraine.

Back to rant

If people prefer to hear, let them have it: shout and they will come. It is the easiest trick in what passes for journalism, across the alt media.

But rant is the fish, thrown to the fisherman, that puts him out of business.

Arm him with news and information, and he can fight back.

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[1] FAIR, 2018 -- Media Warn of 'Russian Bots'—Despite Primary Source's Disavowal

[2] Little Britain, YouTube – "The Computer Says No"

[3] Alliance For Securing Democracy – Hamilton 2.0 Dashboard

[4] Col Paul Valley, Maj Michael Aquino, 1980, revised 2003 — From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory

[5] Gen Sir Nick Carter, Dec 2019 — Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter's annual RUSI speech

[6] Jacobin, 2021 — Canada's Military Is Spying on Canadian Citizens

[7] The National, 2020 — Defence chief says 77th Brigade is countering Covid misinformation

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29 Jan 2023 | 3:26 pm

3. Eurasia note #69 – Escalation From Ukraine, To Iran


U.S. makes forked peace advance; Russia distrusts and rejects.
Constrained offer of negotiations comes at time of increased military build up.
Iran hit on Saturday, two days before U.S Secretary of State Blinken visits Israel.

Attack includes military site linked to drone factory in the central city of Isfahan.
Cause of fire at oil refinery near northwestern city of Tabriz industrial zone unknown.
Ministries dismiss reports of strikes on 14 other industrial and military targets.

Kamikaze drones may have been launched from foreign bases in Azerbaijan.
Gunman killed head of security of Azeri embassy in Tehran, in an unrelated attack.
Israel's new government and China ties — crucial but barely explored.

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Drone strike in Isfahan, Iran.

Jan 29, 2023

Listen to the World Economic Forum and you'll hear that the world is fragmented, that there's a lack of cooperation between major powers, that global governance must return to multilateral consensus based on a rules based international order — as if that ever existed. (What existed was empire and then superpower hegemony in which smaller players did as told or got "couped.")

Listen to the alt-media outlets and the most prominent take is that Russia is secretly on board with the globalist project (because Sputnik V) and that the war in Ukraine is either a charade or a dispute among chums; at the same time the idea of any coordination among globalists is pooh-poohed, and the upheaval in the world is largely the result of "the empire" and American hubris.

Like computer models, these analyses do not stand contact with fresh air: throw open the windows and what's happening does not fit so neatly into such theoretical or ideological straitjackets. Countries are government by competing interests, sometimes by the enemy within — as we witness with vaccine damage to the U.S. military.

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The past 24-hours' attacks on Iran undermine U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, whose attempt to contain war on the Eurasian landmass was torpedoed by his deputy Victoria Nuland and NATO spokesmen such as chair of the NATO Military Committee Rob Bauer who told Portuguese television that the US-led bloc is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia.

But the clearest message comes from Israel, two days before Secretary Blinken will arrive in Tel Aviv. Israel often takes cover under the NATO umbrella and it's no surprise that the Washington DC-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies declared in the journal Foreign Policy in October: Iran Is Now at War With Ukraine — based on its supply of drones and technical crew to Russia. [1]

"With any luck, however, Tehran's foray into European power politics could help nudge Washington and its Western allies toward a more robust policy to counter Iran."

The danger is that war could spark conflict on a broader geographical and political scale — as a forest fire can not only leap the firebreak but also cause unexpected consequences. Food and energy supply is already disrupting economies far from Ukraine; power shortages affect water supplies leading to cholera.

Africa has seen demonstrations in Nigeria, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Morocco, and Ghana, where the government is in a debt crisis, and governments have increasingly repressed cost of living protests. [2]

In Asia, economic distress has spilled into anti-government protests in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and over corruption in the sale of coal in Mongolia; in Europe over cuts to public services in France and Spain, and the expropriation of farmers in the Netherlands and Sri Lanka; and in the Americas over economic and political malfeasance in Haiti, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Panama.

In the Mid East, Lebanese took to the streets to protest the slumping currency, as well as the failure of an inquiry to effectively probe who blew up Beirut's port in 2020, an explosion that killed more than 200 people and disrupted the country's ability to import grain. [3]

Even if not direct consequences, the Russia-NATO conflict has the potential to aggravate and deliver as yet unforeseen knock-on effects to local disputes.

Our worldview determines what we identify as probable cause and which links we choose to pursue — the engine and the transmission.

A poisoned political atmosphere make negotiation and de-escalation more difficult, as we see with the stalled talks in Vienna over Iran's nuclear ambitions.

The risk is of broadening the Russia Ukraine war to Iran and now China, since the U.S. this week sanctioned its company Spacety, which makes small satellites, for allegedly supplying imagery to Russia's Wagner military contractor.

Bland corporation

The military ridiculed it at the time: generals could never launch nuclear war on their own, and there was no risk of an accidental detonation triggering a response that goes out of control.

Yet much of Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove has proved to be accurate: controls have not always been tight — there have been close calls. Accidents and escalation are real and practical concerns. [4]

The growing risk that war in Ukraine could spin out of control was underlined this month by the Rand Corporations's publication of four pathways to peace. Satirized in Kubrick's 1974 film as "the Bland corporation," it is proposing ways to back off from the threat of nuclear war.

Its paper, "Avoiding a Long War," proposes four ways to bring it to a close: "clarifying plans for future support to Ukraine, making commitments to Ukraine's security, issuing assurances regarding the country's neutrality, and setting conditions for sanctions relief for Russia."

The pace of events in and around Ukraine has certainly accelerated this month. But it's fair to question whether Russia-Ukraine is what's really driving events.

Russia has rejected a tentative offer for talks conveyed indirectly from Secretary Blinken through the opinion piece by a senior U.S. journalist in the Washington Post.

The proposal would acknowledge Russian control of territory in Donbas and the Crimea; it would demilitarize the Ukraine, in return of Russia foregoing any planned attack on western Ukraine. The article by the Post's David Ignatius said the purpose of sending tanks and mobile rocket launchers to Ukraine was not to involve the U.S. in war against Russia but to ensure Ukraine could protect it self after the war. (Many of these weapons will not arrive for months, and might stay in their country of arrival, namely, Poland — see below.)

The Rand article seems to have influenced Blinken's thinking: "it is not clear that a trajectory that entails Russia maintaining the December 2022 line of control would do more harm to the international order than one that saw Russian forces pushed back to the February line." Russia has taken 20 per cent of Ukraine in the past year.

In the middle of Rand's report is the touchstone: the U.S. stand-off with China, which is the pendulum of the current geopolitics.

The longer the war continues, the closer the likely ties between Russia and China, Rand notes. The U.S. would also be constrained in its ability to shift its focus to other challenges, such as relations with China.

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Tankorama

When the Soviet Union imploded in 1989-1991 the West's military intelligence mavens were caught on the hop.

The Central Intelligence Agency's spy planes had spotted the Soviet industrial cities outside which battle tanks were parked to the horizon. It was convinced that the USSR was preparing to invade Europe.

What the CIA didn't understand is that Soviet and single-industry cities, or monogorods, could do no other: if the only job in town is to make tanks — tanks you make.

UralVagonZavod, of Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk, was and remains the largest battle tank manufacturer in the world.

The result is that Russia inherited an awful lot of tanks, tens of thousands, and if as it seems, the Germans, Americans and British have agreed to send roughly 60 tanks – well, do the math.

The danger of escalation comes not from the Western tanks but they're likely accompanied by maintenance teams that could put more NATO troops on the ground in Ukraine. However, the tanks will not be available before the spring offensive and are slated to arrive "in months."

The timing of Blinken's offer is significant, coming after Russia's success in Bakhmut and Soledar, and its anticipated plan to step up attacks on Ukraine's infrastructure, including rail links to Poland.

Russian foreign ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova said operations would be resolved on the ground, noting that Kyiv itself had "banned" any negotiations with Russia. The two countries have not taken part in negotiations since May 2022

A significant danger is the West is pouring weapons into defeat; as opposed to a force that's on the offensive and winning. If Ukraine's army is too weak to make use of them — or if those $10 million tanks would rapidly turn into scrap metal — it makes it more likely that weapons will be sold on the black market, or simply sit in the country of arrival: the Baltic states and Poland.

President Zelenskiy on Saturday described the fighting in on the Donbas borders as "acute"

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1918 redux

Ethnic Hungarians complain they are being conscripted and sent disproportionately into the most deadly fighting against Russia, in what they say is "ethnic cleansing," using war as a pretext to depopulate their region of Transcarpathia.

Although many hold passports of Ukraine and Hungary, they are not allowed to leave Ukraine and instead find themselves fighting in the bloodiest battles such as that for Bakhmut, where it is reported about half of the 128th Mountain brigade perished in Soledar.

The Hungarian news outlet Pesti Srácok, sent reporters to Transcarpathia to confirm reports of mass drafting of tens of thousand of men in a region where Hungarians only number about 150,000. Boys as young as 16 are being conscripted. [5]

The Ukraine was once part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth that ruled the region until the beginning of the 19th century. However, Hungarians form the third largest minority in the country, concentrated in the region of Transcarpathian. Between two World Wars the region was swapped around between the Kingdom of Romania, the newly formed Czechoslovakia and Hungary itself.

Now it seems that the region's minorities may find themselves once again victims in the wartime carving up of territories.

Since at least Russia's invasion almost a year ago, Polish journalists have openly discussed the break up of Ukraine and Poland's acquisition of lands it once ruled. This scenario was even captured in a screenshot from Poland's national public broadcaster, TVR1.

See Moneycircus, Apr 2022 -- Eurasia note #49 - A Second Front In Ukraine

Poland would hardly take such a step without a green light from the United States. It would take the Polish border much closer to Russia's, effectively placing NATO on Russia's doorstep — one of the Kremlin's concerns that led to this war.

Ukraine has been at war since 2014, then the Kyiv government began suppressing ethnic Russians, making the use of Ukrainian mandatory for public sector workers and banning the teaching of minority languages after primary school. [6]

Carving Europe

The bloody game of playing with borders is not new. The Anglo-Americans and allies did so after WWI, laying traps that were sprung in WW2 when the British gave Germany the green light to take the Sudetenland.

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26 Jan 2023 | 1:06 pm

4. Crisis Update - Claim: Pfizer 'Evolving' New Covid Variants


This is an important topic so it's vital to try to establish veracity and motive.
As a developing story the facts may change; there may be new sources.
Take the allegations less as fact but as subject to the fog of war.

Pfizer alleged to be pursuing "directed evolution" to mutate Covid virus.
Questions outstanding about the identity of the Pfizer scientist.
Selected structure mutations seen as same-but-different gain of function.

This article is an exception to usual MO of waiting for the dust to settle.
There are reasons to suspect the revelations could benefit both sides.
As we noted less than 24 hours ago, much of what we witness is theatre.

See also Moneycircus, Jan 25 — Gurus Or Goons: Assessing The Theatre Of Davos
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Monkeys would be used to "evolve" Covid variants

Jan 26, 2023

It's now clear why Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla remained silent when questioned by independent journalists on the streets of Davos, as we discussed in yesterday's newsletter.

Or is it?

The Project Veritas bombshell alleges that Pfizer is mutating Covid in a lab, so that it can preemptively develop new vaccines, according to one of its senior scientists.

Jordon Trishton Walker, a Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations and mRNA Scientific Planning at Pfizer, is on video telling Project Veritas that the experiment is underway, aware of the risks to both public reputation and health. [1]

Before going further, one should check the speaker's identity. He gained a bachelor's in science at Yale 10 years ago, followed by a doctor of medicine at Texas Southwestern Medical School. Specialising as a urologist he pops up in a Boston hospital, then Boston Consulting Group, and then Pfizer. According to the web site Signal Hire, he spent an average of one year, five months at each of three companies. That raises questions. His supervisor Sarah Wu reports to Mikael Dolsten who reports to Albert Bourla, CEO. [2]

Veritas says it has verified his identity from Pfizer internal documents. Information via web searches is harder to find.

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Walker co-authored an article for Boston Consulting Group in 2020, The Near-Term Outlook for COVID-19 Therapeutic Treatments, in which his credit at the bottom of the page leads to LinkedIn — but the account has been scrubbed. [3]

Update: a cached version of his work profile is here. You may also see his photo on ZocDoc. The most comprehensive investigation of Walker's documentation is provided by Substack author, Brian O'Shea. There is still no categorical confirmation of his identity.

Furthermore, the undercover interview is said to have been conducted by another Pfizer employee. Veritas has not said exactly how it came by the video.

We shall return to the possibilities below. First the allegation.

The Veritas video

Pfizer is exploring "directed evolution" which Jordon Walker insists is different to gain of function research.

"We're not supposed to do gain of function research with the viruses. They'd rather not. But we do these selected structure mutations to try to see if we can make them more potent. So there is research ongoing about that. I don't know how that's going to work. There better not be any more outbreaks..."

In the scientist's opinion the original Covid strain escaped during testing in a lab in Wuhan, China, so it is notable that he tells Project Veritas:

"You'd have to be very controlled so to make sure that this virus that you mutate doesn't create something like, you know, goes everywhere."

Pfizer is able to do this he says because the pharma industry is "a revolving door for all government officials." Regulators are "not going to be as harsh on the company where they are getting their job."

The company has already conceded that its mRNA shots do not stop transmission. [4]

Asked what Pfizer is doing to optimise vaccines now, Walker said he had just come from a meeting on the subject that very day.

"We're exploring how the virus keeps mutating. Well, one of the things we're exploring is why don't we just mutate it ourselves so we could focus on, so we could create — preemptively develop — new vaccines, right? So we have to do that. If we're going to do that, though, there is a risk, like, as you could imagine, no-one wants to be having a pharma company mutating f**ing viruses."

"So that's one of the things we're considering for the future, like, maybe we can create new versions of the vaccines and things like that."

Interviewer: "So Pfizer ultimately is thinking about mutating Covid?"

"Well, that's not what we say to the public. No, that's why it was, it was a thought that came up in a meeting and we were like, why do we not — it was, like, we're going to consider that with more discussions. That exactly, actually."

"We're like, wait a minute, people won't like that."

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The method

Pharma companies say they usually collect viruses from the environment, from patients, and then assess new variants. The account in the Veritas video suggests something more proactive.

"Don't tell anyone. Promise you won't tell anyone. So, the way it [the experiment] would work is that we put the virus in monkeys, and then we successively cause them to keep infecting each other, and we collect serial samples from them. And the ones that are more infectious, like the virus, we'll put them, in another monkey and you constantly actively mutate it. That's one way.

Or we could even do like, directed simulation, which we tend not to prefer. And they just sample what the different proteins on the surface of the virus look like over time. So then you can see the mutation You can now force it to mutate in a certain way you want it."

Interviewer: "Is Pfizer going to implement the mutation of all these viruses?"

"I don't know. It depends on how the experiments work out because this is just, like, something we're trying, right."

Interviewer: "So what's going on with the whole virus mutation process?"

"Well, they're still conducting the experiments on it but it seems like, from what I've heard, they're kind of optimizing it but they're going slow, because everyone is very cautious you know — obviously they don't want to accelerate it too much but I think they're also trying to do it as an exploratory thing because because you obviously don't want to advertise that you are figuring out future mutations."

The project, Walker said, originated from chief scientific officers in divisions across the company.

Project Veritas will release a second video tomorrow.

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The objective

Benign or malevolent, Walker said that on one level the aim was to get ahead of mutations in the wild, before they "pop up in nature — and we can develop a vaccine prophylactically." He said the industry had not been prepared for Omicron and Delta.

Dr Robert Malone MD commented on the video that "the gentleman seems to have absolutely no moral compass, at all, about what he's doing. The hubris and arrogance and immaturity: if this is the quality of individuals within Pfizer that are making these huge decisions that risk global public health, with such a casual disregard for the human toll, it's profoundly corrupt." He added that Pfizer believes it has successfully captured the regulatory apparatus of the U.S. government and presumably worldwide, and is apparently quite proud of it.

Suspended British MP Andrew Bridgen commented on Twitter: "This video demonstrates what we are up against. Immoral business methods and practices and a regulator captured by the industry it's supposed to control."

Variant process

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla described the standard process of adapting the flu vaccine to variants in interviews he gave to corporate media in Davos last week. He said that the company's scientists wait for a variants to emerge: he gave no indication that they might actively mutate viruses in order to create variants.

He told Bloomberg Television that the process of creating the annual flu vaccine was a standard one:

"Every time there is a variation we have a standard process: that we isolate the virus, we try to see if the variant escapes the protection of vaccine. If we have suspicions that it might, we start like if we are going to make a new vaccine."

"Many variants disappear but if some start growing, then we are not losing time because we have already prepared those steps." [5]

He said Pfizer is already preparing a flu shot based on mRNA; it has recruited a team and is waiting for cases. The shot would be ready for use in the first half of this year. It has also begun experiments to combine the flu and Covid shots.

Evolutionary biologist Bret Weinstein would not comment on the Veritas revelations without more information but said he's concerned people will miss the larger picture: "the failure of every institution on which civilization depends: medicine, every major university, every discipline, all major news outlets."

The troubling conclusion he told a live discussion in response to the Veritas revelations, is that we cannot reform our way out of this: the people in office cannot be reformed.

Pfizer has not issued a statement but it has shut down comments on social media.

Disputed ownership

Whether or not the latest revelations stand up, it reopens the debate about who is driving the Covid response: the pharma industry or the military?

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The military is not involved in the FDA trials and the contract makes Pfizer 100 per cent culpable according to Karen Kingston, a pharmaceutical and medical device business analyst with two decades in business development and marketing.

At the same time pharma executive Alexandra Latypova, a veteran of pharma/biotech with 25 years of experience in clinical trials, clinical technologies and regulatory approvals, and who founded several of her own firms, says the military owns and controls the mRNA Covid product — and that clinical trials were theatre, albeit with real victims.

Assertions of safe and effective, the emergency use authorization, the FDA approval and the granting of legal immunity was scenery if the real contracts were with the military under the equivalent of the war powers act.

Latypova points to a document trail that shows the Department of Defense planned the Covid Response, beginning during the second Clinton administration in 1997.

Of the Covid vaccine contracts, 400 were in the form of Other Transaction Authority, a type of contract that the Pentagon uses for prototypes and mission-critical technologies that omits the "fine-print terms and conditions" seen in regular contracts.

The Biological Advanced Research And Development Authority (BARDA) is the Department of Health and Human Services equivalent of the Pentagon's better known DARPA. On BARDA's website it lists its "expanding Covid-19 medical countermeasure portfolio."

Each of these products, including the Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen injectables, are purchase by the U.S. administration through the HHS and DoD. So the pharma companies are contractors, according to Latypova and Watt.

TLDR; the regulatory laws are not "exempt" under emergency authorization; they do not apply because the Covid response is a military countermeasure.

Third version of events

There are other variants of the progenitors of the Covid response though we are not in a position to give more credence to one than the other.

The release of internal Twitter files by new owner Elon Musk shows the CIA wanted Twitter to push back on idea that military intelligence created the Covid Response.

The Global Engagement Center, the State Departments unit to counter propaganda efforts of foreign states, urged the suppression of information such as that Covid was an engineered bioweapon, researched at Wuhan, with the involvement of the CIA. [6]

Dr. Andrew Huff, former associate VP of EcoHealth Alliance, and author of The Truth About Wuhan (2022) claimed that EcoHealth president Peter Daszak, who conducted gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, told him he was working for the Central Intelligence Agency.

EcoHealth Alliance is described as a US-based non-governmental organization with a stated mission of protecting people from diseases.

What follows is a highlight of the research by Latypova and Katherine Watt, and some interpretations of what this implies. [7]

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25 Jan 2023 | 1:15 pm

5. Insight - Gurus Or Goons: Assessing The Theatre Of Davos


This year's Davos meeting was a stand out for banality and discretion.
The unmistakeable takeaway is that what you see ain't what you'll get.
Unprecedented media coverage missed the crucial offstage dialogue.

See also Moneycircus, Jan 2022 — Crisis Update: Reset In Trouble
Jan 2022 — Crisis Update: Illusion And Pharmakeia
Sep 2021 — Eurasia Notes #8 - Petrodollar Smoulders
Jul 2021 — Regaining Control of Events

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Pfizer's Bourla no brawler: kept calm but shtum - courtesy Rebel News

Jan 25, 2023

Do you think the world is run by a conclave of guru savants? Emotionally intelligent, swooning over the plight of the masses, corralling feckless politicians to get off their backsides and do something about it?

No way! That would be kinda like a society of do-gooders, a worshipful cabal. Most people, guided by the wise minds of the media, reject any suggestion of collusion in centralized government as a conspiracy theory.

With that out the way, take it as given that there is no beneficent confederacy guiding the world, any more than a cavalcade of goons machinates to lay waste to the planet and share the spoils.

But what rankles from the World Economic Forum in Davos last week is that even with 5,000 police and troops protecting them, most of the 2,700 delegates were too scared to talk to independent journalists. Not just hardy researchers and seasoned campaigners, but youngsters barely out of college, seeking to make a name for their channel by placing themselves as interface between the billions who might just be curious about what's going on when 50 world leaders converge on a glamorous Swiss ski resort.

The security largely behaved with restraint, at least once confronted with constitutional rights, though some journalists found themselves detained by security when they returned to their home countries. [1]

Arrested development

Immediately it became clear beyond contention that the politicians and CEOs were hostile to any and all questions — many failed to return the common courtesy of a greeting as they scuttled sideways through the snow.

If the finance minister Chrystia Freeland was in Switzerland to uphold the values and interests of her dual citizenships, of Ukraine and Canada, why should she not want to promote her vision among the plebeians, even if she has to persuade them? [2]

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Rebel News of Canada walked alongside Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla for several minutes as he failed to answer a single question even with a "no comment." [3]

The only journalists to whom the Davos attendees would speak were accredited, and often fellow delegates. When asked why CNBC provided no critical journalism — effectively no journalism at all — VP and International Managing Editor Patrick Allen became defensive and aggressive. [4]

Corporate journalists rarely ask probing questions (disclosure, the author was a correspondent for CNBC for several years) — and if you ask vague questions you get incomplete or misleading answers.

The key to advancing knowledge is to pursue questions that you have researched and embraced in advance: embracing the question; not the answer. The question is also more important than the apparent seniority of the person you interview (often it's more productive to interview those below boardroom or C-suite level).

To give credit where it's due, CNBC veteran Joe Kiernan, who was very kind to me when I visited Fort Lee from London back in the day, said Davos is a place where billionaires tell millionaires what regular people think.

More significant than silence is the body language: when the Davos crowd gives you the cold shoulder, the temperature plunges by several degrees.

The common man or woman, even with their nose hairs frozen, would tell you something smells off. That smell is omerta — perhaps not an oath of silence but no less an order. No delegate to the WEF will open their mouth for fear of contradicting the line from the top.

As Young Global Leader Jacinda Ardern put it in New Zealand: the government is your "single source of truth." The outgoing prime minister added for good measure "unless you hear it from us, it's not truth."

The same mindset clearly applies to prime ministers when in the presence of Klaus Schwab in Davos: they become mere minions.

The theatre

To flesh this out, the WEF has never been a forum because it is not a discussion club, let alone an institution that forms policy by vote or agreement. You cannot buy a ticket to attend: membership is by invitation only, and strictly temporary.

The WEF is mechanism for recruitment and direction — to know from whom, read the previous newsletter.

See Moneycircus, Jan 18, 2023 — Insight: War, Pestilence And Davos' Great Reset

Allow Klaus Schwab to say it for himself:

"The most critical fragmentation is between those who take a constructive attitude and those who are just bystanders, observers — and even go into the negative, critical and confrontational attitude."

And who take a constructive attitude, you wonder? The WEF alumni, of course!

"The spirit of Davos is positive; it's constructive."

As people like the prominent economist professor Richard Werner have discovered, if you don't agree: you're out.

See Moneycircus, Sep 2022 — Opinion: Not Enough Minerals For Green Energy

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When delegates speak within the halls, they rehash each other's jargon, as if batting slogans back and forth adds meaning to what even the BBC has mocked as, "a crime against the English language." [5]

This raises the question whether the public debates are simply theatre — for Davos reveals that the high powered meetings take place on the sidelines, at sponsored events such as the Victor Pinchuk Foundation's Ukrainian Breakfast, or in private.

An example of pure theatre was Al Gore's leap off the deep end when he spoke of the climactic equivalent of 600,000 Hiroshimas a day:

"That's what's boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs, and sucking the moisture out of the land, and creating the droughts, and melting the ice, and raising the sea level, and causing these waves of climate refugees!"

If there's any truth there at all you'll have to find the message by reading between the lines.

The reality

UN Sec-Gen António Guterres provided a clue:

"We risk what I have called a Great Fracture – the decoupling of the world's two largest economies. A tectonic rift that would create two different sets of trade rules, two dominant currencies, two internets and two conflicting strategies on artificial intelligence."

Instead they want their oft-touted "rules based international order." On the surface this sounds to a business person like an appeal to efficiency; to a bureaucrat like streamlining; to a regulator, enforcibility.

The university graduates of recent decades may see in this counterpoint the Hegelian Dialectic driven by continual material change. Older generations more likely suspect that both sides of the Dialectic are controlled by the same owner-investors, playing against the middle.

False dichotomy is the contrarian sister of Dialectic. Her wayward cousin is Doublethink: in which the subject is forced to internalize contradictory beliefs often at odds with their own experience. But we digress.

Guterres claims next that the world is riven by unfair access to injectables, to personal banking; of developing countries' access to debt relief, and by the relentless unfairness of a financial system dominated by wealthy nations.

Then he gets to the point: Developing countries need "finance to reduce poverty and hunger and advance the Sustainable Development Goals... debt relief and restructuring — as well as long-term lending — to invest in sustainable development. In short, we need a new debt architecture."

We'll stop there because the reader knows all the touchstones and talking points that serve as the pretext for how the privately-owned central banks and the major asset management investors intend to solve the problem which they themselves created.

This is not about the poor: it's not about hunger or sickness and vaccines; it's not about the children or the animals; even much of the environmental imagery is just that.

It is true that the 20th century model of mass consumption has run its course. The cost of planned obsolescence in terms of minerals extracted from the ground, and waste ploughed back into landfill is unsustainable. But that is hardly new information.

If corporations wished to clean up their act no-one has been stopping them for the past 100 years: the polluted lakes, rivers and wasteland bear testament, a stain not upon humanity but the robber barons.

The reason they are still mouthing platitudes on the WEF stage at Davos in this first month of 2023 is because they indulge in delaying tactics.

They are playing for time to find a way to offload the cost onto others: the burden of their misdeeds. This has been clear since at least Rockefeller's Club of Rome (named after his Lake Como Bellagio estate) sponsored the publication of The First Global Revolution (Council of the Club of Rome, 1991) — a sequel to The Limits To Growth (1972) — in which they admitted that they needed a cover story that would remove opposition to their objectives

"In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill… All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself."

This statement covers a multitude of sins, one hiding within another as in a nesting doll. This serves to attract passionate adherents to the cause, while always diverting their eyes from a secondary or tertiary motive and those that benefit from the resulting redistribution of resources.

It acts as disguise and means of transmission, for there are honourable reasons to support birth control, which is yet a product of Malthusian depopulation and eugenics. There are honourable reasons to promote alternative energy sources, yet that movement is manipulated by the wealthiest owners of hydrocarbons for their own ends.

Inequality, poverty, hunger and childhood infirmity are righteous causes, but take care you are not being used by those who leverage poverty to promote digital banking as tracking, allied to food controls, pharmaceutical profits and population suppression, in pursuit of the wonderful riches that lie in the soil beneath those shoeless children's feet.

Such a dialectic escapes the minds of those who most often mouth the word. They cannot conceive of dichotomy and so take refuge in Doublethink.

Glad confident morning, is the answer. Those who lecture have less connection with nature than 99 per cent of humanity. They interact with a simulacrum of the world through computer models, look at their bleeping screens and shriek in alarm like a child about monsters under the bed.

I wonder if it is because those who openly call themselves an elite are really more advanced, or less. Is this fixation on modeling the world evidence of their discomfort at living within it?

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[1] Technocracy News, Jan 24, 2023 — TSA Seizes Passport Of Turning Point USA Journalist Returning From Davos

[2] Rebel News, Jan 17, 2023 — We asked Chrystia Freeland some questions; see how she runs!

[3] Rebel News, Jan 18, 2023 — Every question we asked Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla at the World Economic Forum

[4] Rebel News, Jan 17, 2023 — CNBC Vice President threatens to 'PUNCH OUT' Avi Yemini in Davos

[5] BBC, 2018 — Davos jargon: A crime against the English language?

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18 Jan 2023 | 11:23 am

6. Insight - War, Pestilence And Davos' Great Reset


Davos entertains us 16-20 January, 2023.
Not a political party, its survival and spread owes more to a cult.
(About 3,000 words or 14 minutes of your time.)

Heinrich Himmler's remodeling of Wewelsburg Castle

Jan 18, 2023

Preface

State corporate media is pushing the line, as CNN puts it, that "Davos draws record crowds, but its relevance is fading."

Nothing to see, in other words.

The complicit press — those who are attending the annual meeting in Davos as we speak, such as the usual names CNN, CNBC, Sky (disclosure the author worked for these outlets) — will tell you there is no agenda; or that the agenda is disintegrating like a soaked beer mat.

Many of those slated to attend are said to have bowed out: the leaders of the UK and France among others; and we shall know for sure over the next four days.

Perhaps this is not the snub it seems. It is the lower ranks who do the WEF leg work: the administrators and bureaucrats who have the real power to insert or comply with globalist agenda — and they are chuffed to be invited, it's safe to assume.

This is why we must examine what drives the adherents, for whether there is an agenda or not, the lower ranks would not know. Their job is to advance the vaguely-worded ethos of the WEF: "stimulate dialogues and generate insights; shape agendas and develop influence; and catalyze initiatives and generate impact."

Their role is to be ready and willing to implement initiatives that are small or discrete, but which in totality comprise a movement. A few examples related to Agenda 2030:

  • the war on nitrogen that is leading to the dispossession of farmers;

  • the war on meat and now gas stoves and the promotion of bugs as food;

  • the traffic calming measures that segued into 15 minute cities;

  • the airport security that ties in with digital ID.

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Turn, turn, turn

Key is what German chancellor Olaf Scholz called a Zeitenwende or turning point — the pivotal role of the war in Ukraine (see below).

The Covid pandemic represented a jumping off point: an opportunity to re-imagine everything from human mobility (UN), our overheated economy (Forbes), digital transformation (WEF), to "zero wealth inequality, zero environmental degradation and zero unemployment" (Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus).

The Ukraine war has been used to realign military policy and by extension the war for resources as well as to move the needle on government intrusion in civilian life.

While the WEF may chatter in back-slapping, common room jocularity about social entrepreneurship, global collaboration villages and rewiring the globe for resilience, WEF front man Klaus Schwab himself has said: "The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, re-imagine, and reset our world."

War plays the same role: both endogenous and exogenous. Russia is a long term trophy of the oiler bankers: along with the 'stans (Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, and also Azerbaijan). It can supply western Europe, India and China, Japan and the Koreas.

But war has blowback. It not only requires the consent of the governed; it changes the warlike society:

"We are now at the year nineteen hundred and eight, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. And, in that year, the trustees meeting, for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year, in a very learned fashion.

And the question is this: Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people? And they conclude that, no more effective means to that end is known to humanity, than war. So then, in 1909, they raise the second question, and discuss it, namely, how do we involve the United States in a war?"

— Norman Dodd, Chief Investigator of the Reece Committee into tax-exempt foundations, 1954, in an interview with G Edward Griffin, 1982 [1]

How to comply

Consent must be manufactured, while projecting any inconsistencies onto another in the form of dissension or disinformation.

"As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online," writes the Associated Press.

Some see a conspiracy at work, others a cabal, yet where a conspiracy requires secrecy, a cabal may be open about its intent.

There are talismans not so much ritual as the incantation of words around which followers cohere. There is heresy, against which the adepts must take care to inure themselves, for their own world view is sufficient to account for most everything.

One reason why it is so easy to dismiss any critique of the WEF as conspiracy or cabal is that there is apparently no single locus of thought: the modus operandi comprise dispersion, even as the forum trumpets its 2023 rallying cry: "cooperation in a fragmented world."

The very fragmentation which the WEF promotes is at the same time a summons to strive together in service of an unnamed goal. Ordo ab Chao is a technique of governance as old as the seven hills of Rome.

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Is it possible for these footsoldiers of farm closures, this Praetorian Guard of Fifteen Minute Cities to be ignorant of whence they march?

Look around the political stage. Is it not littered with people who appear to have wandered on by accident?

Europe and the U.S. seem to be awash in foreign ministers and premiers appointed for their lack of geopolitical nous and the savoir-faire to disguise it. Is it by accident that one gets a von der Leyen, a Baerbock, a Harris or a Truss; a Trudeau, Johnson, Sunak or a Scholz?

Doubtless some are brilliant in their field but it is not, apparently, the job they got. Of others the best you can say is that they are canny enough to profit from office.

If this is la crème de la crème — the smouldering brûlée — there is little reason to expect more integrity as we scrape the bottom of the pan.

We watch as they fumble the trajectory of the policies they cast. How much less do they handle the kaleidoscope of topics, papers and speakers that the WEF churns out? (The WEF is only one. For the others, read on.)

Researchers have identified some of the core policies — the WEF signed a strategic partnership with the United Nations in June 2019 "to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development." In 2017 the heads of the WEF and World Health Organization discussed "innovation and preparation for health emergencies." There are many less prominent memoranda such as that signed with the U.S. Department of Energy to provide "a platform for water sector innovation, focusing on approaches and technologies that benefit utilities on the path to sustainable energy."

World view

One of the contributors to the WEF's Strategic Insight is Brookings Institution fellow Fiona Hill, a former adviser to the U.S National Security Council under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She was also a star witness in the attempted impeachment of president Donald Trump in which she accused Republicans of spreading conspiracy theories: that the interference in the Trump administration was being conducted not out of Russia but Ukraine.

Time has shown the Russian interference in the 2016 election to have been massively overstated, if it existed at all. The narrative was cooked up by British intelligence and the FBI, and financed by the Clinton campaign. In the past month the Twitter Files have shown the FBI aggressively demanded proof of Tweets originating in Russia even when Twitter executives said they had no such evidence.

Ukraine it turns out, is a CIA and MI6 centre of operations as Ms Hill must have known since, as a specialist in Russia and Eastern Europe, she was present in Kyiv during the run-up to the Maidan protests and the ousting of the elected, pro-Russian president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.

Let it be. Assuming Hill's assessment to have been in good faith, she based it on her analysis of the psychology of Russian president Vladimir Putin in a 520-page book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.

What is the basis of this worldview?

Putin's psychology might be of interest to an intelligence agency in the way that Carl Jung analysed Adolf Hitler from afar for the OSS — but this is hardly the core competence of someone advising on day-to-day U.S. national security. [2]

Intergovernmental illusions

The projects for health emergencies, the withdrawal from traditional energy, and the fertilizers and farms that rely upon it, proceeding in parallel with innovation in the water sector "to benefit utilities," the push for electric everything and Fifteen Minute Cities —all may be grouped under Agenda 21.

So, too, we see intergovernmental illusions align. The European Union has effectively become an arm of NATO, which in turn expands its ambition without limit.

In 2017 Colombia became NATO's newest partner, and the first in Latin America. In 2021 AUKUS increased the alliance's presence in Australasia. In 2022 Japan, like Germany, was persuaded to abandon its defensive posture and side with a global NATO.

The journal The Diplomat writes: "2022: The Year Japan and Germany Became 'Normal' Countries."

The Ukraine conflict, it writes, helped the two countries "break free of the legacy of World War II" — Japan and Germany rediscovered their geopolitical voice in 2022, making parallel efforts to develop more assertive national security postures."

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The spring that liberated Japan and Germany from their historical legacy was of course Ukraine, where Fiona Hill, Nina Jankowicz and Victoria Nuland were — probably each with their own vision — making the world a better place.

They worked to eject not just president Yanukovych but set Galicia or western Ukraine, where about 40 per cent of the population is Catholic, against that part of the Orthodox church which belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate, whose adherents are concentrated in the Russian-speaking east of Ukraine.

They banned the Russian language for good measure, and then bombed the eastern cities for eight years, with a toll of about 14,000 civilians. Later, Russia intervened.

Had Ukraine and its Western allies seized Crimea it would not only have denied Russia its sole warm-water seaport, but also compromised the traditional export route for its minerals and grain, from the Volga and the Don, which connect by canal, and flow via the Don to the Sea of Azov.

As Chietigj Bajpaee in the article:

"Undergirding these developments is a renewed political commitment to a more muscular foreign and national security policy in both countries. In Germany, Chancellor Olaf Scholz has referred to the world (and Germany) as being in the midst of a "Zeitenwende" (or turning point). Shortly after the Russian invasion, Germany approved the establishment of a 100-billion-euro special fund to bolster the country's military, the Bundeswehr, as the country seeks to shore up its eastern flank." [3]

While the military industrial complex prepares, seemingly, for a new adventure, remilitarization is having a chilling effect on civilized society in the West.

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14 Jan 2023 | 2:50 pm

7. Insight: Brazil A Testing Ground For The NWO?


Top judge bans journalists and politicians from social networks.
Repression may exceed that under Bolsonaro — a dictatorship to stop populism.
Hints that technocrats, rather than Lula da Silva, are running the country.

Lula's campaign platform was vague; is the ageing politician just a vehicle?
Previous adminstrations toyed with basic income in a period of greater properity.
Facing recession, Lula's earlier policies would hit the same cold reality as Venezuela.

Lula's environmental record is questionable, depite Western media propaganda.
His Belo Monte dam has been called "the greatest 'natural' disaster of our generation."
So why the adulation of precisely the type of Leftist the Uniparty USA used to "coup"?

Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the UN hum like crickets.
There is something we're not being told — and it's up to us to work it out.
The extent of court-led repression will make Brazil a tough nut to crack.

(About 3,000 words or 15 minutes of your time.)

Brazil's Supreme Court skinhead: Alexandre de Moraes

Jan 14, 2023

Prologue

Children and bicycles weaving the signature black and white cobblestone sidewalks in the equatorial sun. Volkswagen Beetles parked impossibly close; the handbreak loose as a courtesy: the last in the line playing dice with the junction.

Early lunch on Ipanema, a block from our house on R. Barão de Jaguaripe. Lugging a caçarola of feijoada and juggling the hope of a mountainous weekend.

Until 1969 — when MR-8 revolutionaries seized the U.S. ambassador. The toll of military dictatorship, then five years long, hit home in rebellion and repression.

It hadn't til then hurt the privileged, who did not face exile and heard little of torture. Yet imprisoned, we too were locked down. The limitless range of childhood's expanse shriveled under a malevolent sun. When not in school we were limited to exercise in a courtyard walled with rubber plants, the bald-faced, green uniformed ranks of blank-staring sentinels, bleeding their white sap in slow death of interminable boredom.

That's what dictatorship looks like, as others who have lived under it will attest: for much of the time it is dreary compliance, lifeless obeisance, like the self-conscious walk of a man who feels the eyes of the soldier trained on his back.

The author's father was a British diplomat in the late-1960s while the diplomatic corps was still stationed in Rio de Janeiro.

Preface

The usual tendency would be to wait and observe: things have a way of resolving themselves. However we have just been through three years of "two weeks to flatten the curve." To assume that officials will overreach is the new normal.

Had we refused to comply, back in mid-2020, would things today be easier?

If the British had not clapped like seals while the National Health Service was being dismantled, we might not be contending with historic waiting lists and strikes.

Fellow Canadians might have thrown full weight behind the truckers instead of listening to journalists and politicians spin yarns about right-wing spectres.

American cousins facing traitorous governors perhaps should have stood their ground instead of fleeing to more commodious states.

In France, in the Netherlands, in Sri Lanka, and now in Brazil, they fight, because they have nowhere else to go.

As of Jan 13, more than 1,150 people had been taken to detention centres for the "terrorism" of questioning the election result. Images have gone viral, including the deaths of individuals reportedly held in camps without water.

Brazil is operating in secret: the gagged rarely know the order against them. The deadening hand of corporations in league with govenment perpetuates: censors hide their censorship.

Even Tweets showing largely peaceful protests are now being censored.

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Brazil's judiciary is preparing to extradite the ruling party's critics from abroad. As we've seen in the U.S., billionaire capture of the judiciary is a reality, whether it is George Soros bankrolling district attorneys or the use of judiciary to set policy — notwithstanding the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning last year of federal abortion laws.

There are growing signs that the clampdown in Brazil is a dry run for the globalists' new order — whether defined by Agenda 2030, The Great Reset, Build Back Better or the New Normal.

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Polish-American journalist Matthew Tyrmand says president Lula da Silva is not the architect of this clampdown. The head technocrat is one of Brazil's top judges, Alexandre de Moraes.

He has rapidly evolved into Brazil's version of Maximilien de Robespierre, the vanguard of the French Revolution. Lest you think this an exaggeration, listen to Glenn Greenwald linked below.

Greenwald, who helped arrange candidate Lula da Silva's release from prison in 2021, and who is no admirer of Bolsonaro, is now concerned. The American journalist who lives in Rio de Janiero says all social media platforms, inside and outside the country, have been ordered to remove particular politicians and journalists.

De Moraes is acting as a one-man censorship regime: judge, jury and executioner who arrests anyone who dares criticize the election or his person.

As elections chief he was empowered to order any social media content be removed within two hours. De Moraes, who is also a Supreme Court justice, not only retains those powers, he's using them ferociously.

He has arrested members of Congress, individuals have fled into exile, and he has issued secret orders directed at six social media companies: Facebook, Rumble, Telegram, Tiktok, Twitter and YouTube. The judge has also forbidden protestors to block highways and obstruct public buildings.

The Left, in Brazil and abroad, cheers on a judge whom they not long ago despised for prosecuting former leftist president Dilma Rousseff. But now that he's persecuting those they perceive to be their enemies — he's their hero.

Yet even The New York Times prints that Brazil's judicial regime is more authoritarian and repressive than anything under former president Jair Bolsonaro.

Their Brazil correspondent is not the only one who thinks so. Ironically, internet freedom increased under Bolsonaro, according to the report of Freedom House, as estimated for the year to Jun 2021.

The judges, it seems, are willing to risk a dictatorship to stop a populist. One might call it clown world, If it were not so dangerous.

Immediate complianced

Greenwald calls the censorship uniquely threatening, not because it is directed almost exclusively at the right but because there is no telling where it will end.

De Moraes' order of Jan 13 says:

"the following decision was made, in the judicial action the details of which remain under legal secret, for IMMEDIATE compliance, in the following terms...

"Within the deadline of 2 (TWO) hours proceed with the blocking of the channels/accounts/profiles below listed, under the sanction of a daily fine of one hundred thousand Brazilian Reais (about $20,000) and the provision of the registration data associated with the accounts."

Note that the order cites no law and nor does it claim the individuals broke any.
One of those censored is Nikolas Ferreira elected to Congress with 1.5 million votes in Minas Gerais — the biggest vote for any congressman. Another is senator-elect Alan Rick. Another, the "Joe Rogan of Brazil," Monark, a politically-independent defender of free speech. [1]

Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the United Nations with its Charter for Indigenous Rights, hum in the background like crickets. Who, one may ask, has bought their complicity?

In 2020 George Soros and his Open Society Foundation launched a $1 billion academic network to "fight dictators and climate change." At the World Economic Forum in Davos he singled out presidents Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump. This included $80,000 to a news startup Mídia Ninja that is opposed to "American capitalism."

Just before October's election the director in Latin America of the Open Society Foundations, Pedro Abramovay, told Noticias UOL that the Jair Bolsonaro was similar to populist regimes like that of Venezuela.

The logic of censorship is remorseless. It claims to be temporary, to keep the people safe yet does neither. It is the handmaiden of propaganda and of secrecy. The collusion of establishment institutions will justify any degree of searches and seizure without due process in the name of countering Jair Bolsonaro and his supporters.

Seen from outside, the trajectory of politics and civil liberties in Brazil looks like one of a piece with the globalist tendency.

Samba shuffle

If Brazil is playing a role in a globalist project, what might that be?

The journal Brazzil illustrates how media bias infiltrates language: Bolsonaro is "responsible for the storming of Congress," while Lula's ministerial team takes office: "a rainbow over the Planalto," referring to the presidential palace.

Storms and rainbows are the least of Brazil's problems. It doesn't take long to spot that most of the media's reporting on Brazil remains as superficial as electronic samba — it misses the emanation of consciousness from a febrile street shuffle into the syncopated interplay of humanity.

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Worse than failing to connect with Brazil, much of the media, even the local, simply disembles.

So what's the latest?

  • Lula da Silva's administration will arrest police, military, officials and public who he says were planning a coup.

  • Even though, if the Brazilian military planned a coup, it would almost have succeeded. They ruled, after all, for 21 years until 1985.

  • Those who entered government buildings said they were seized in advance by Spanish-speaking troops, perhaps from Venezuela.

  • "Hero to millions" — the capitalist, uniparty media celebrates Lula whom they previously despised.

Yet few coups in LatAm went ahead without U.S. backing. For example: 1954, 1964 and 1973. Something has caused Washington to side with the faction that it always opposed. The media is pretending that nothing has changed when, whatever your political fealty, there's reason to be suspicious.

The U.S. has long opposed leftist governments in LatAm, including the military dictatorship of 1964-1985 against which Lula resisted. He aligned Brazil with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) rather than the U.S.-dominated Organization of American States (OAS).

He sees an future in the BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and other emerging markets — who are pursuing a new economic, monetary and trade achitecture independent of the U.S.

The economic needs of Brazil's trading partners are not the only likely source of tension with Lula's international enviromental-globalist fan base.

Environmental mind games

As ever, the media's narrative of choice is climate change. Lula da Silva is presented as an environmental saviour, slotting neatly into a Guardianista paradigm of goodies and baddies; those given a platform and those deserving of censure.

Yet Lula's environmental record was marked by the construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam, what many have called "the greatest 'natural' disaster of our generation."

Choking the Xingu river in the north of the state of Pará, it is the fifth-largest hydroelectric complex, just behind the controversial Three Gorges dam. A 50 year-old proposal, environmentalists had repeatedly fought it — including international celebrities Sting, James Cameron and Sigourney Weaver.

The damage caused by dams to flora, fauna and indigenous people is well-established and won't be addressed here, save to note that a 1990 study of the Curuá-Una dam, found that it produced more greenhouse gas than an equivalent oil-burning plant producing the same amount of electricity; and in the more harmful form of methane due to the flooding of forest. [2]

Hail the stakeholders

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11 Jan 2023 | 5:58 pm

8. Insight: Judicial Overreach Mars Brazil's Election


Storming of Brazil's Congress on Jan 8 a replay of Jan 6, with Feds and provocateurs?
Public security chief, police commander fired; military police commander arrested.
Capture of the Supreme Court by politically-motivated judges echoes U.S. DAs.

USA once opposed leftist governments, promoted coups. What's changed?
There's too much confusion, said Hendrix — but the sound remains the same.
Military exercises around Taiwan, massive casualties in Ukraine, Mexico etc.

Pope Francis, Schwab and Câmara began closer to fascism than later progressivism.
If Bolsonaro served the corporations, why did they turn on him?
What is the narrative and whose is the real agenda?

(3,700 words or about 17 minutes of your time.)

Jan 11, 2023

When leftists win we, who once called ourselvs liberals, are not supposed to ask awkward questions — just be happy that justice won.

In the case of Brazil, however, it is impossible to ignore the United States' historic relationship with Latin America.

It is typical of the self-regarding nature of U.S. politics that the media reaction to events in Brazil should be: look, they're doing the same as us; a defeated populist, an insurrection and an attack on Congress!

But it is not Brazil that has become like the U.S.; it's that the U.S. is no longer America.

The most obvious evidence is clear to anyone who's been alive for a fair four decades or more; or who knows their Latin American history. Before we get to that history, consider the prima facie evidence of judicial overreach. It is a strange era in which the courts can declare that any criticism of an election results in a crime; dictate that social media silence voices; fire or arrest public officials.

The U.S. has supported more than a dozen coups in Latin America against leftist governments. It has never, once backed a leftist, regardless of whether a Republican or a Democrat sat in the White House. Unless you consider the curious case of Fidel Castro, of whom more below. [1]

Washington has supported some downright nasty regimes, in Argentina, Chile and Brazil but — whatever side you pick — something has changed. What motivated the U.S. administration and three-letter agencies that traditionally supported right wing governments in Latin America, to swing behind a leftist descendant of Salvador Allende or João Goulart — both of whom it helped oust? The author lived in the Brazil of military dictatorship (1964-85) during its first decade.

If LatAm is seeing a new "pink wave" that began with Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, or Maurice Bishop in Grenada, remember that the U.S. opposed them at every turn.

Yet now the U.S. administration is participating in this pink wave and it's fair to ask: is it genuine or dissembling; how that happened; and what will it mean for all the Americas.

Ain't democray worth the price?

We can dismiss the usual platitudes of making the world safe for democracy. The U.S. cares nothing for elections in foreign lands — only for the result. Despite its claim to promote democracy, the U.S. is not one itself (See the Princeton study) and it gives more money to authoritarian countries than democratic ones. The U.S. is a corporate-run state and as Larry Fink of BlackRock says, "markets like totalitarian governments." [2]

You will scarcely find the answer in the media or academia — and, whether or not you share the cynicism of these pages, the media's uniformity should give you pause.

The world press reacted with one voice: Asahi Shimbun, "An assault on democracy." This mind-deadening consensus is the result of infiltration by the intelligence agencies and billionaire-owned foundations like that of Bill and Melinda Gates and the Open Society Foundations of George Soros. [3]

Yet politics cannot be reduced to the childish levels of jibes about Putin and Russian influence — both Lula da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro regard Russia's intervention in Ukraine as defensive. Russia for its part has contrasted the U.S. intervention in Ukraine in 2014, when Washington promoted the defeated candidates against the duly elected pro-Russian-president Viktor Yanukovych. The U.S. supported (many say instigated) the coup that followed. [4]

Separation of powers

When the incoming Brazilian administration accused Bolsonaro supporters of attacking Congress, the opposition on social media lit up with posts accusing authorities of fomenting a Jan 6-style happening in order to justify the arrest of political opponents. Supreme Federal Court justice Alexandre de Moraes took it upon himself to nail people for social media posts questioning the election outcome. Arrests duly followed. [5]

Today we live in an era of narrowly-won elections. Though we are told the electorate is more polarized then ever strangely we witness no landslides. Is it a sign that elections are manipulated? After all, in a fix you need only pip your opponent to the post.

When the media and courts jump on the side of the victor, are they "fortifying democracy" or providing further evidence of infiltration — and is that the same thing? One cannot say conclusively but look elsewhere for elucidaton.

The dispassionate observer will recognize the format of elections taking place under overt political censorship and judicial bias. It is hard to use the word democracy in the same breath because the idologues who dominate the media, corporatocracy and academia believe in managed outcomes: that the science is settled and there is nothing for a democracy to debate. The only point is to secure the outcome — by any means necessary.

Spiritual anchor

Besides, the World Economic Forum and justice, sustainable development and globalism are not your friends. These euphemistic policies merely accelerate control of the world's resources.

Brazil is one of the leading food producers. It holds 70 per cent of rare earth minerals used to produce semiconductors and components. It is the fourth- or fifth-largest producer of food but is dependent on Russia for 80 per cent of its fertilizer. It is geographically and politically central.

It is spiritually the anchor of South America, with the power and influence to set the tone for the continent. This may sound more moral and metaphysical that practical but it becomes real enough when the drugs and migrants read the U.S. southern border.

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What is this metaphysical inflence? It is a question of a balance of power: the degree to which vague concepts like equity and social justice are allowed to become Trojan horses for sectional interests; or whether LatAm will be allowed to beat its own path between the rival influences of the U.S. and China.

Lula was president from 2003 to 2010 and was later convicted of corruption, before being released by a justice he had appointed. Senior Chinese official Wang Qishan attended Lula's inauguration ceremony in Brazil. Lula recognized China as market economy at a time when it represented 5 per cent of Brazil's foreign trade — now it is over 30 per cent.

Chinese investments in Brazil approximate $70 billion and are strongest in the power sector and, according to Brazil's former ambassador to China, Luiz Augusto de Castro Neves, could extend to railways to speed the transport of food and commodities to ports. [6]

Castro's conference

Why should politics interfere with trade; oh, but it does!

The São Paulo Forum of 1990, co-founded by Fidel Castro and Lula, brought together radical parties ranging from those who favour armed force in revolutions to the support of representative democracy. It revived the strategy of the soft and hard left.

Lula's project according to communist researcher Trevor Loudon was to unite within his Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT), the traditional communists, Trotskyists, Maoists, Liberation Theologists and Black activists in one coalition. These work within democracy when possible, and outside it when neccesary, such as Chile's Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria, or the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or Peru's Maoist Shining Path.

The model has spread through the northern and southern hemispheres, to the Democratic Socialists of America most notably.

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Yet the Forum's origin can be traced back to the 1966 Tri-Continenal Conference hosted by Castro in Havana.

The Brazilian press ignored the São Paulo Forum as if it was a conspiracy theory, in the same way that The Great Reset of the World Economic Forum is still often met with a nervous silence. It represents multiple parties within almost 30 countries, and five within Brazil alone.

It also spawned a series of liberation fronts that provided the cover for training intelligence operatives. Joseph Douglass describes, in the book, Red Cocaine, The Drugging of America (1990) a kind of reverse Opium War.

Liberation theology

At the same time as Liberation Theology was launched in 1968 at the Second Episcopal Conference of Latin America which conflated communism and Marxist doctrine, Fidel Castro developed a particularly close and long-lasting relationship with the liberation theologian Frei Betto, a Dominican priest from Brazil, who reported that Castro saw religion not just as an opiate but as a stimulant. In 2009 Frei Betto, one of the more influential liberation theologians, would attend the World Economic Forum.

The WEF's links with Liberation Theology date from the same era, to the 1970s when it was then called the European Management Forum. Co-founder Klaus Schwab met one of the founders of Liberation Theology, Dom Hélder Câmara.

According to the research of William Engdahl, Câmara had been, in the 1930s, an admirer of Mussolini and a cleric associated with the fascist Brazilian Integralist Action. But by the end of the 1940s a man who had once attacked communists was a progressive cheerleader as assistant general of the Brazilian Catholic Action, which praised Castro and upheld the value of Marxist theory as practice, or praxis.

LT espoused what would later become the doctrine of inverted privilege — that God does not just care for the poor but holds the oppressed to be righteous and superior — and thus incapable of wrong, or racism, on a relative scale.

The Church was no longer to be a moral arbiter of justice but an activist; it was no more than a stone's throw from the communist ideal of heaven on Earth, or in the words of the leading statesman in the persecution of the enemies of the French Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre: "The terror is nothing but justice, prompt, severe, inflexible; it is thus an emanation of virtue."

Schwab says Câmara is one of his leading influences, along with Heinz Kissinger.

As mentioned in the Sep 2022 newsletters of Moneycircus, on this same topic, Jorge Bergoglio, Pope Francis, is a quixotic figure, often portrayed as a proponent of liberation theology and thus by implication familiar with Marxism, yet he was close to the Argentinian dictatorship and there is evidence that he persecuted LT priests.

See Moneycircus Sep 24, 2022 — Crisis Update: Italy Goes To Polls, German Troops To The Streets

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The Italian activist and author Leo Zagami reminds us that in 1974 the "Red Bishop," Hélder Câmara of Recife, Brazil, attended the WEF in Davos. Câmara called himself "the spokesperson of those two-thirds of humanity who suffer from the unfair distribution of nature's resources."

The WEF in its own words "provided a platform for the Club of Rome report The Limits to Growth, which attracted a great deal of publicity for the 1973 meeting, the Forum intensified its emphasis on environmental issues." Câmara was coopted to the narrative. See, The World Economic Forum, A Partner In Shaping History, 1971-2020, page 29.

The Club of Rome (named after Rockefeller's Bellagio residence) set the agenda that became the WEF's talking point

Like Pope Francis, Schwab and Câmara have followed a similar path, beginning in fascism or national socialism, before later claiming to embrace a progressive variant of Marxism.

Alternatively — and it seems more likely — the narrative has changed. Land reform, notes Engdahl, evolved into the climate agenda. Land reform breaks up the plantations of the wealth and distributes or allows access to the poor. Climate change is much more radical. It seeks to break up the lifestyle of the middle class, places the masses on a pedestal — at least in the observance of equity and addressing victimhood. As a tool of social engineering, climate change is much more ambitious than land reform. That is why equity is a euphemism.

Nothing more likely than a demagogic appeal to the broadest possible audience, Schwab's globalist synthesis is no more Marxist than it is fascist: it borrows the language of socialism to generate appeal. Pope Francis has allied with the prevailing power throughout his career and, in the current political orthodoxy, it suits him to send signals of liberation and environmental theology.

Francis has formed the Council On Inclusive Capitalism, with Lynn Forester de Rothschild, as an instrument by which church resources may be brought into the Great Reset project. The CIC call themselves The Guardians.

Brazil is the world's most populous Catholic nation. It is not surprisingly a priority if the objective is a merger of the sacred and secular, of the transhuman digital with rights under, not God, but Gaia — let alone a UNESCO one-world religion.

See Moneycircus, Sep 24, 2022 — Crisis Update – Italy's New PM; Globalist Hysteria At Transactional Politics

For a more combative allegation of Masonic-Marxist infiltration of the Vatican and how Pope Francis was installed, see Charles Murr, author of the book Murder in the 33rd Degree: The Gagnon Investigation into Vatican Freemasonry (2022)

Drugs are in effect a war on our society, underminig morality, encouraging people to break the law. And if American culture is the target, then the CIA is complicit.

Corporate obedience

One may be confident that the noise over Brazil and the hysterical comparisons with Trump and Jan 6 are intended to cloud the air like so many smoke grenades. There is so much happening everywhere, and it is part of the same story.

Brazil is a huge economy. Like all such countries — the U.S. above all — it is owned and run by corporations. The idea that a switch of president makes everything different is a canard. The corporations play one team against another, and sometimes they rig the game like organized crime does in sports.

Here's Forbes on The 20 Companies That Own Brazil, though like their rich list they seem to ignore the surpranational players.

Bolsonaro's biggest clash with the trades union was over his plans for pension reform, raising retirement age and contributions. You might have thought corporations would love him for reducing government spending, especially if it saves up to $250 billion over a decade and helps revive the economy.

The next point is where the author must ask the reader to take a deep breath. Conversation nowadays is saturated, in both public and private debate, by corporate narratives that use, as their primary tools of influence, the terrible twins of emotion and fear.

We are denied the techniques of analogy, conceptualizing and putting some distance between ourselves and the topic — everything must be an existential threat: "how dare you!"

Like political correctness this is intended to silence opinion so that the only message that penetrates is the omnipresent, corporate narrative or its hormonal accomplice.

You may challenge this narrative at your own risk but only this narrative, mind; no other — or the Overton Window is narrow.

The "greenwashing" of huge corporations cannot disguise the fact that corporate psychopaths view the environment as a resource — and Bolsonaro]'s policy was in line with this. Despite alarmist headlines in The Guardian, fires in the Amazon are not raging out of control (the headlines ignore what is being burned — land already cleared — and tend to fall for the BBC polar bear fallacy). [7]

As an example: how may readers are aware of the role of foreign intelligence and corporations in helping Jair Bolsonaro into power?

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9. Insight - Feudalism Incoming As The State Reinvents Itself As King


AI as replacement for the divine right of kings; to grant or cancel social standing.
Monarchs co-opted by World Economic Forum to push The Great Reset.
Glitzy royal publicists or conspirators in a celebration of historical revival.

Transhumanism posits the Earth as techo-creation, humans as hackable animals.
Progress is recast as Back To The Future, led by stakeholders in feudal retro-gression.
Would you be queen for a day; in which case how would you shape your kingdom?

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Jan 7, 2023

Imagine some AI version of a king, a giant information-sucking computer enthroned in a data centre, related by bloodline to to a network of regents around the world. Lights flicker to the beeping of alerts. The ruler clicks and whirrs.

Cameras scan, faces cross-referenced to social media activity; Kevlar-kitted police with robot attack dogs spring into action: order is restored.

At the beginning of the new millenium, the monarchical-feudal system made a comeback. Aeons ago it had been consigned to the costume gallery of history. In the popular consciousness it provided the setting for period dramas on Netflix or HBO but no-one took it seriously as way to run a 21st century society.

Yet that is what happened. The world's remaining monarchs found themselves thrust into the spotlight as unlikely experts of the global elite — the World Economic Forum (WEF) promoting a reset of society. Kings and bankers are on the same side; in some cases they have intermarried.

King Charles, then Prince of Wales, launched The Great Reset in June 2020 on behalf of the WEF. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has been the primary royal voice on "resetting digital currencies." These are only the most prominent in a procession of monarchs helping promote the Davos projects.

Perhaps they add glitz — just another public engagement to give the gnome, Herr Klaus, greater pulling power — but bear in mind that these private foundations and the intergovernmental institutions, the United Nations, UNESCO, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, are working together (by formal agreement or MOU) to forge a reconstructed society.

The BBC's political editor said in summer of 2021, "we should spend less time on the distracting national puppet show and more time thinking about what I might delicately call the deeper sources of authority."

Moneycircus BBC Flirts With 'Deeper Authority' Witness the hour, for it is late. The British Broadcasting Corporation hails the ghosts of authoritarianism. "Westminster and the State are two very different things... we should spend less time on the distracting national puppet show and more time thinking about what I might delicately call the deeper sources of authority… Read more a year ago · 1 like · Moneycircus

Who better to communicate the feudal mindset — horses for courses — than the royal banality? The years counting down to Event Covid were marked by one of the most egregious examples of cultural programming, Downton Abbey, in which the English-speaking world was reacquainted with its fawning, pedestrian roots at the foot of aristocracy.

The majority of the population would fall in line with subservience and not even notice as they would later don masks and march six feet apart on command.

Data is a manacle not a jewel

You may read elsewhere about the Reset and the eponymous Fourth Industrial Revolution fusing man and machine; integrating body with nanotechnology. Partly futurist dreaming, accompanied by Yuval Harari's pastiche of Things To Come, a written-to-order, postmodern prayer book. Yet the core projects are real: the shackling of the human to data: genetic makeup, health status and passport or freedom of movement — made a conditional privilege.

The point to grasp is that the economic system long ago ceased to be capitalist. Wealth is far more concentrated today than it was in the heyday of trade and industrialisation, which relied heavily on the diffuse functions of a middle class. The concentration of wealth has reached pre-capitalistic levels, hence the comparisions with feudalism.

This is no lazy reach for narrative cliché. One can make a case that the State has taken the place of Tsar in the pyramidal hierarchy.

This may be the inevitable consequence of constitutional monarchies. When societies dispensed with the divine right of kings they removed the monarch as intermediary, giving way to man's birthright directly under God — and whether you are religious or not, it meant that no man had right of absolute power over another.

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But those inalienable rights could only hold so long as citizens constrained the bureaucracy and the state in check. The authors of the U.S. Constitution were fully aware of this.

"When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil." — Montesquieu in Spirit of the Laws, quoted by Thomas Jefferson.

For almost 300 years they succeeded, but then came the corporation. By hijacking the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Consititution, which was intended to guarantee "equal protection of the laws" after the Emancipation, lawyers managed to turn corporations into legal persons.

Corporations are driven — and legally obliged — to do whatever is necessary to increase profits for their shareholders, yet they are incapable of empathy, guilt or remorse. Psychologists recognize this behaviour in an individual as psychopathic.

In 2011 U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders called for a constitutional amendment to repeal the notion of corporate personhood.

What has happened is sometimes called corporate capture. It begins with lobbying, in which sectors like the military industrial complex influence policy through congressional donations. Billionaire "philanthropic" foundations took this futher by effectivily commandeering government policy.

If you think this is an exaggeration consider that the budget of the UK's equivalent of the U.S. State Department, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is about £1.2 billion for basic running costs, most of which are sunk into staff, buildings, IT and travel (though in bureaucracy it is always opaque where the administrative cost limit gives way to productivity and value added). [1]

Although this out-ranks the budget of most think tanks, the influence shops of the banks and corporations have much lower overheads and thus greater resource can be directed into policy making — which is exactly what they do. The MINDSPACE document (2010) that determines the British and Australian governments' Covid response was developed by the Institute for Government which is funded by the Sainsbury grocery family, closely linked to the Wellcome, Gatsby and Darwin Trusts.

The jam is at the end of the spoon. The UK Foreign Office controls a budget for official development assitance (ODA) of about £10 billion. Thus by influencing government policy at relatively low cost, corporate foundations can direct huge sums of taxpayer money — which is precisely the mechanism that we saw with the Covid response.

Once corporations allied themselves with the state in public-private partnership, the die was cast. Bill Gates is on record, boasting that his "philanthropic" investments in vaccines yield a 20:1 return. (Search for his CNBC interview.)

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Ball and chain

Contrary to the dominant narrative in the press it is not technology that has driven this change but financialisation. This has seen the unprecedented concentration of wealth in the hands of a fraction of one per cent.

It did not happen by accident but required a series of parallel developments including control of the banking system, the metastatic growth of corporations, the power provided by cross-holdings in the hands of a small group of investors, the use of corporate money through "charities" and foundations to take control of public life in order to serve the interests of said corporations and their owners, greased by the financialization and corruption of society.

Technology is a small part of the story. Empires with much more primitive technology have declined in the same way. See the Roman Empire, for example.

Technology is approaching the point where computers could replace most desk work, and robots do most physical tasks at lower cost than humans. That does not explain how a small self-interested group has found a way to privatise the profits and socialize the losses, enabling a historic concentration of wealth — though technology shall likely play a key role in maintaining and perpetuating this social order.

For technology to be used as control, governments, corporations and bankers had to break the laws that safeguard individual data. Banks and politicians have for decades made a song and dance about data protection laws — yet they sanction abuses that violate these exact same laws. This is inescapable: the insecurity of personal information is central to the new world order.

They overturned the historic right to privacy — summed up in the phrase a man's home is his castle — along with the parental right to make decisions for their children.

Data is not so much the new gold. If you look at the proposals for central bank digital currencies that would give banks the power to track your spending, and to shut it off, data is the new cast iron shackle, manacle or ball and chain.

It opens the door to predictive policing and a new form of military warfare which takes as its primary target the domestic population.

Britain's Integrated Operating Concept "challenges norms of civil-military relations and the dynamics of Westminster agencies: The old distinction between foreign and domestic defence is increasingly irrelevant." [2]

Nor is the idea new. It bears some similarities to the report, From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory, by Col Michael A. Aquino, a psychological intelligence officer with the U.S. Army and a founder of the Temple of Set.

"The advantage of Mind War is that it conducts wars in nonlethal, noninjurious, and nondestructive ways. Essentially you overwhelm your enemy with argument. You seize control of all of the means by which his government and populace process information to make up their minds, and you adjust it so that those minds are made up as you desire.

Everyone is happy, no one gets hurt or killed, and nothing is destroyed. Ordinary warfare, on the other hand, is characterized by its lack of reason. The antagonists just maim or kill each other's people, and steal or destroy each other's land, until one side is hurt so badly that it gives up or both sides are hurt so badly that they agree to stop short of victory]. After such a war there is lasting misery, hate, and suffering." [3]

When we wrote about this future one year ago, it seemed improbable to many; perhaps impossible. Few were willing to republish the articles. They earned clicks but few likes. Is it speculative now?

In the intervening year the declarations by privately-owned central banks that they are ready to launch some form of distributed ledger technology has fortified the dissenters.

They'll own everything

Contrary to the popular view, the feudal monarchs did not own everything. In practice the crown held only a portion of the lands and distributed the majority to nobles, who in turn granted fiefs to their knights and vassals in return for maintaining social order and providing military force. In essence it was the nascent State that owned everything.

What floats above the pyramid's capstone, bestowing authority on the monarch?

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2 Jan 2023 | 8:31 pm

10. Crisis Update - Depopulation Article Ignites Debate Over Complicity


Google "hiding" Times article on 2009 meeting of globalists to shrink population.
Eugenics and "cleansing" share a long history, integral to European empire.

Alt media hero accused of blaming the people for Covid response via mass formation.
Mattias Desmet's ad hominem on "conspiracy theorists" under the spotlight.

His critics say a "psychology of atrocity" better explains the repression of our people.
It also links past ethnic conflict to the pitting of Ukrainians against Russians.

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Jan 2, 2023

Walking the dog on a sunny start to the year, at the old Tbilisi hippodrome, restored the spirits — maybe contact with solid earth. Yet something is out of sorts. I return to the desk and find that despite the effort to condense, each story has the characteristic of chemical expansion.

An extra dash of complexity is added by the fact that what's happening now is so deeply tied to long-term manipulation, the history of which is poorly understood, since from schooldays we have been, if not purposely misled, at least subject to the lazy retelling of stories.

For example Russia-Ukraine must be seen within the context of 1853-56, 1881, 1905, 1917, 1941 and 1991, all of which comprised an attempt to isolate/control resources of the central Eurasian region.

From the Crimean War and the assassination of Tsar Alexander II which prompted the pogroms and mass emigration — many of whose number returned to conduct the Bolshevik putsch — to the dominant foreign oilers Rothschild who sold out of Russia (to Shell, in 1905), who financed the Bolsheviks, whose fellow bankers and conglomerates financed the communists until the collapse of the Soviet Union when those same interests once again sought control of Russia's resources, like those of Ukraine which president Volodymyr Zelenskiy is at this very moment handing to BlackRock and corporations fronted by the World Economic Forum: all these events are connected. [1]

Nothing makes sense as an isolated happening — yet it is arguably the intent of the corporate-owned media to build silos around each event, and to muddy the understanding that would elucidate the topic if they cared to report those connections.

Likewise, the West's financing of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler's self-inflicted defeat by attacking West and East simultaneously makes no sense until you perceive he was acting within the context of this same strategy, or at least within the constraints presented by these same forces.

The clear promotion of aggressive nationalism in Ukraine from the Cold War to the current day is similar to the propagandist and psychological manipulation deployed in 1930s Germany and, so far as the East is concerned, with the same targets in mind.

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A nation in which various ethnicities had largely put history behind them was turned in upon itself, like Yugoslavia in the 1990s, with somewhat different techniques but a similar outcome.

Oilers and bankers financed and directed those earlier efforts — so is it not worth considering that the same interests drive today's events, regardless of whether the lower-level operatives are NATO or neocons?

The road to eugenics

Like a photographer, change your lens or zoom out. Eugenics (called genetics today) was used as the logic of the British Empire: strictly the first imperialists used Christianity to justify "saving souls" in Africa or to eliminate idolatry; later the Scottish geologist Charles Lyell (1797-1875) published his Principals of Geology (1830-33) that overturned creationism and introduced universalism. This not only created a hierarchy of civilization with Western rationalism on top but also did away with catastrophism to describe the loss of previous civilizations, replacing it with a new, reassuring scientific progressivism.

Lyell prepared the ground for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution which is clearly universalist. From Darwin we got eugenics-genetics as the new secular religion to justify the ongoing imperial project. His best known adherents were Francis Galton and Thomas Malthus.

The fellow Substack author Igor Chudov reminds us that eugenics-genetics and depopulation go hand in hand, and he points to the billionaire Good Club meeting of 2009, of which many readers will be aware. What Chudov alleges is that Google is scrubbing The Times article of that year which reported on the meeting of Rockefeller, Gates, Turner and others.

A report from the Wall Street Journal listed the attendees at greater length:

The group included Bill Gates; Warren E. Buffett; Mayor Bloomberg; George Soros; the real estate developer Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe; Oprah Winfrey; David Rockefeller Sr. and his son David Rockefeller Jr.; Ted Turner; Peter G. Peterson, co-founder of the Blackstone Group, the private equity firm; Julian H. Robertson Jr., who ran a prominent hedge fund; and John P. Morgridge, former chairman of Cisco Systems, and his wife, Tashia.

Igor's Newsletter Curbing Overpopulation: Bill Gates, George Soros, other Billionaires Convened to Make Plans in 2009 Two weeks ago, I pointed out that we objectively live through a period of depopulation: in 2022, deaths were up, and births were down significantly. I asked, is this ongoing depopulation an unfortunate accident arising out of random circumstances, or is it… Read more a month ago · 379 likes · 421 comments · Igor Chudov Psychology of atrocity

An article on Unlimited Hangout criticises the tendency in the alt media to avoid pinning the pandemic "problem, reaction, solution" on any particular cohort, interest or institutions — be sure, the state-corporate media insist there's nothing to see.

The authors are academics focusing on the psychology of linguistics, warfare and atrocity — David Hughes, Valerie Kyrie and Daniel Broudy — and they address the thesis of "mass formation" advanced by Dr Mattias Desmet.

In their trenchant criticism they examine the approach that treats events as something that "just happened" or formed in the public mind, largely independent of a state or non-state actor.

Dr Desmet's book, The Psychology of Totalitarianism (2022) is "predicated upon, system-justifying foundations," they write.

I must admit that when I read the book, I did not major on this failing — though I noted that he did not extend his criticism to the globalist project nor name them in any way.

He took a shot at them indirectly, pointing out that eugenics may lead to desirable results on a local basis — such as the elimination of genetic disorders in a country — but at scale the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. I appreciated his point that mechanistic thinking has overtaken science itself.

See Moneycircus, Sep 2022 — Insight: Globalism And Mechanistic Materialism (Part 2)

By claiming that mass formation — involving the hypnotic behaviour of 30-40 per cent of the population — is a natural phenomenon, the trio of authors say he is guilty of "a morally disengaging strategy known as the 'agentless passive voice'," to use the term of the psychologist Albert Bandura.

Desmet even disparages those who seek to hold the powerful accountable for the Covid response as "absurd" and "fanatical" using the state-corporate media's typical ad hominem of associating them with flat Earthers and believers in UFOs.

What he misses, they argue, is the psychology of atrocity, in which state or actors with powers approaching those of a state — such as the billionaires capable of purchasing influence with intergovernmental institutions — terrorise the population into submission.

Compare the globalists' assertion while rolling out the shot that "none is safe until all are safe" ™ to the dictum that all are equal under the law. If governments, corporations or billionaires are free to break the law or have immunity from prosecution, there is no law but only force. There is no law unless all are accountable.

It is a long article but well worth the read. [2]

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Enemies of the people

Those interested in how this relates to history may want to consider some contrary views, such as a documentary released by RT about a year ago. I don't subscribe to everything in A History of European Fascism, but it does sweep away a few classroom cobwebs. [3]

Some may point out that Russia Today is a propaganda tool of the Kremlin, which is partly true. I must disclose I was involved in the channel's launch in 2005, when George W Bush said he could see Vladimir Putin's soul, took a spin in a Lada, and deep state public relations company Ketchum recommended the establishment of RT. How things have changed.

Or not. For if you want to frame a country as your enemy, how better to ensure that the Western audience knows that enemy exists and experiences its presence in the living room, at least until the point when RT was banned for "the common good" ™ and to "keep everybody safe" ™.

What it gets right is that fascism is misleadingly attributed to the Third Reich: it was of course Mussolini's invention which was borrowed by president Franklin Roosevelt's National Recovery Administration in 1933 at the same time as AH cherry picked elements, rebranded as national socialism.

Thus it should alert our spidey senses to the fact that fascism per se is not the issue. The heart of the matter is the purposes to which it was directed. After all, a similar fusion of corporativism and government is proposed by the World Economic Forum which is a strategic partner of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation.

The media tells us this is heartily a good thing, and that anyone who suggests otherwise — that it is an undemocratic fusion of state and corporate power, in which the linking of your physical, biological and digital identity recalls IBM's production of punch cards sorting the German population by numerous categories, one of which, Rassenamt, was race — is a whacky konshpiwathy tzeorist. [4]

In short, you should love eugenics and totalitarianism, so long as you remember to call it genetics and communitarianism.

See Moneycircus, May 2022 — 'Philanthropy' Is The Third Pillar Of Fascism

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A step back

I concede I was slow to "wake up" or become conscious of this plan. I won't be any harsher on myself than I would be on another. On the path of self-learning there's a decade of schoolroom indoctrination to be swept out before one can see the world with a different frame of reference.

At the same time it's downright disappointing to learn that the song remains the same — that the thrilling appearance of progress is actually the oilers and bankers playing shadows on a wall as we did as children: making birds, monsters and Moon landers. No-one wants to be told that they invested so much vigor and struggle in a Truman Show.

While I paced the pavement of the Moskva embankment around 3rd Frunzenskaya, my head was still shaking off re-runs of the wartime movies we watched every other Saturday in my 1970s boarding school. I sweated to pin exactly where my university degree in history and my diploma in journalism had led me astray.

We knew that propaganda was baked into those war movies. Even as the anniversary of WWI approached, the British government practically mocked the dead with modern art remembrances and failed to account, after a century, for the complicity of the oilers, bankers and war manufacturers in starting and prolonging the carnage (Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor lay this out in great detail in Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, 2014).

What I missed is that behind the profiteering was an effort to centralize control of world resources using multiple levers: psychological (patriotism or "all in this together" ™); messianic (what today we call neocons); geopolitical (the destruction of both Germany and Russia as competitors of the Anglo-Americans and Anglo-Zionists); eugenic-genetic (the ethnic cleansing of Slavs in 1914 and again in 1991; the ethnic cleansing of Jews, Roma and Slavs in WW2); the blood feud that drives the hatred on the borderlands of ancient Khazaria and Russia (many of the top Bolsheviks shared Ukrainian ancestry, some of whom launched the Holomodor of the 1930s which starved both Russians and Ukrainians, and scarred them with such resentment that it led many of their own people to side with the invading Nazis a decade later — yes, history is messy).

Russia and Ukraine

German reporter Mark Bartalmai filmed his documentary, Ukrainian Agony, The Concealed War, in 2014-15, seven years before Russia's invasion. This is the precursor without which the current phase of the war cannot be understood.

His "show, don't tell" direction speaks for itself about how the West has indoctrinated Ukrainian youth in fascism. It is significant that a German reporter seeks to awaken the Western population to the reality.

If you want an example of state-corporatism beyond the performative street thugs and the promotion of ethnic violence, he reports at 01:35:00 how Chevron and Shell were buying up the gas reserves in Donbas around Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. How Monsanto is using Ukraine as a testing ground for GMO foods. Since he made his film we have learned about the biolabs across Ukraine which Russia alleges were working on ethnically-targeted viruses and vaccines, funded in part by Hunter Biden's firm Metabiota.

Without Donbas and Crimea, Ukraine has no value to the West except as a battering ram against Russia. This clip captures the documentary's powerful ending. Move the cursor to the beginning to watch in full.

(Warning: graphic images).

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