Shelter from the Storm

Eddison Flame

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I look around at the world and I see wars and violence occurring everywhere. I see my government making wars, bulling smaller poorer nations. I see my government stealing the natural resources of the nations it invades. I see my government using sanctions to hurt other governments around the world, taking food from the mouths of the poorest people there, and depriving the sick of the very medicines they need to survive. I see my government helping to starve poor children in Yemen to death. Despite well documented evidence that more than a million Yemeni children are starving to death from our actions there, still this government continues to wage war, helping with the seige.

I look around at home and everywhere I look I see crumbling infrastructure. The small towns are decimated. The buildings are run down and dilapidated. The roads are falling apart. I think of the millions of people without healthcare. I think of the half a million people living in the streets. I think of the millions of food insecure families. I think of the millions of desperate people working paycheck to paycheck, unable to afford a one thousand dollar emergency – and here I think of myself and I think of my family too.

I look at the environment. I see the reports about the destruction of the rain forests. I see the reports about pollution in our drinking water. I see reports about dying species. I see the reports about plastic choking the life out of our oceans. I see reports about the dying coral reefs. I see reports about dying honey bees and butterflies. I look around and I see destruction everywhere.

I am not the only person seeing these things. There are many others who see all this too. The whole world is watching, and all over the world people are putting the pieces together. People all over the world are connected now, we can share ideas and information over the internet instantly, and this has allowed us to put the pieces together. More and more of us are beginning to understand what is going on, and it’s not pretty.

The system does not serve us. The governments of this world do not serve us. The system enslaves us. The governments manage and maintain the capitalist system, and in so doing they enrich and empower themselves. Whenever any group or nation tries to implement an alternative system, a cooperative system, they are crushed by the capitalist governments of the world.

That capitalism lies at the root of our problems should come as no surprise by the way, humans have understood the dangers of “the love of money” for millennia. This realization that our system of capitalism does not serve us well is not new information. A system exclusively focused on amassing and increasing capital, or money, does not ensure nor even consider the well being of the people or the environment. Quite the opposite in fact, capitalism cares only about acquiring more money. The well being of the people and the planet are entirely inconsequential.

That capitalism lies at the root of our problems is, however, only part of our predicament. The other part of the problem is that the governments of the world, particularly the Western world, are dedicated to the perpetuation of this system. The people in power derive their power from the capitalist system. The whole capitalist system favors the rich, and the way it has been implemented allows the rich to continue to perpetuate their exploitation of the poor.

The politicians elected to manage the capitalist system are put in place by the rich. Because it costs a lot of money to run an election campaign, the rich have an overwhelming advantage. They have been able to buy their candidates, and have therefore been able to gain control over the governments themselves.

So the rich control the governments, and the governments control us. The governments are incredibly powerful, and they are incredibly dangerous. The governments are able to monitor our every action and interaction. They surveil us wherever we go. They have amassed militarized police forces which stand prepared to crush any who dares to throw off their chains and stand against these tyrants. They are ready to maintain their control over the world by any means necessary. They are prepared to go to war. In fact they already are at war, and the battle is now heating up.


The war is already being waged, it has been for ages, but now the battle is heating up again, and it will soon develop into a major fight.

Because the people of the world are well connected now, the truth is spreading. People are beginning to understand the situation. They see what is going on, and this revolutionary trend will only continue. Word will continue to spread, and as more and more people come to understand the truth, more and more of them will begin to rise up.

They have already begun to rise up in countries around the world. We can see them coming out week after week in France. We have seen people coming out to protest in Algeria. Yellow vest protests have sprung up in other countries around Europe and the World. We have seen movements of indigenous and oppressed people protesting the government in Colombia. And the list goes on, but you get the picture: people everywhere are coming to understand the truth, and they are beginning to stand up against the tyrants. The battle is heating up.

We are also seeing, ever more clearly, the true face of the governments running the world. In France, week after week, we see these heavily armored and heavily armed soldiers attacking protesters. The soldiers come crashing against them, one wave after another. They shoot them with rubber bullets, spray them with fire hoses, and launch volleys of tear gas into their midst. We see the protesters, armed only with their words and their outrage, being attacked by the government’s hired muscle every weekend. And this is going on all over the place. Wherever people are protesting, all throughout the world, we see the same kinds of militarized thugs brutalizing the people there.

We can also observe the governments of the world actively waging an information war, (and note that information war absolutely is a form of warfare). As truth tellers have had more and more success reaching people through alternative forms of media, the government has begun working to shut down these media vectors. They have been doing everything they can to shut down, obscure, or otherwise delegitimize media which does not support their narrative.

In some places, like New Zealand and Australia, they are implementing outright censorship. In others, like the United State where freedom of speech laws are somewhat more robust, they use other methods. The government leans heavily on private corporations to do the censorship for them, (and this tactic is proving to be quite effective. If you can’t find the information in a Google search, then it remains pretty well hidden). They also run smear campaigns against the alternative media organizations, labelling them as ‘conspiracy theorists’ or ‘Russian bots’ or ‘Venezuelan bots’ or ‘Assad apologists’ etc. They actively persecute truth tellers, like they have done to Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange, who are both currently imprisoned.

We can see these information warfare tactics most clearly in the Venezuela situation. How government leaders like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo describe what’s going on in Venezuela is very telling. They call Venezuelan President Maduro an usurper, even though he won the Venezuelan presidential election in 2018 with nearly seventy percent of the vote, and then they refer to Juan Guaido as the ‘legitimate authority’, despite the fact that nobody ever voted for him to be president at all.

Unfortunately for them, because we are able to get the actual information about what is going on there, we are able to understand that the language they use is completely backwards. The truth is that Guaido, with the full support of the United States, is trying to usurp Maduro.

This is just one example of the outright lies they tell when they talk about the situation in Venezuela, and the situation in Venezuela is just one useful example of this phenomenon. The point, the reason this Venezuela situation is so indicative, is that it makes clear exactly how brazen they are in lying to us. This makes it clear, we can watch in real time as they propagandize us. We can see clearly that they are waging an information war against us.

These things, the crackdowns on protests, the persecution of truth tellers, and the active information war all make it clear that a war is already underway, but what may be less obvious is that these things will continue to escalate, and that soon they will escalate very rapidly. The situation will escalate because a global financial crisis is fast approaching. This crisis will exacerbate the problems for the working classes around the world, it will push them to their breaking point. The conditions that brought out the Yellow Vests in France will soon spread to the rest of the world.

But this will not be the end of it. It would be wishful thinking and dangerous to imagine that when things come to this point, then the endgame will finally be achieved. Don’t imagine that when the working people of the world join together in protest, that the governments of the world will then heed their call and collectively step down. This will not happen. The people who rule the world will not step down. They will try something else. They will start a war.

For the elites, when this situation occurs, having a nice big war will look like the perfect solution. To them, a war will solve many of their problems. First, it will give them a justification to declare martial law. They can then violently suppress the growing protest movements, and they can directly silence the dissidents with censorship. Secondly, a big war will also provide a nice big distraction from all the internal unrest. And finally, a war offers potentially massive economic gains. If the war is won, then the winning governments can essentially cancel all their debts to the defeated nations, and the whole global financial system can easily be rebooted afresh.

Recall from your high school civics class, the theory goes, that it was World War 2 that ended the great depression. This line of thinking remains strong today, that wars are good for the economy. If they are facing massive popular unrest at home due to an economic downturn, and there are hordes of protesters calling for their ouster, they will have a choice to make. They can either step down and cave to the people’s demands, or they can go to war in the hopes that they will retain their power and simultaneously solve the economic crisis. Under the circumstances, they will choose war.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that these are reasonable people, and don’t make the mistake of thinking that these people are empathetic or caring. The people ruling this world are entirely without scruples. They are war criminals. They start wars to gain money or power or both, killing hundreds of thousands or even millions of people in the process. They don’t care. Truly they don’t care if people die. They don’t care about others, they only care about themselves. They only care about money and power, and they will never give up either. So given the choice, relinquish power or start a war, they will choose to start a war.

Unfortunately for all of us, this decision to start a war will not end well for any of us. This world war will be massively destructive. It will almost certainly go nuclear, but even if it doesn’t, the destruction will be widespread. Unlike in World War 2, this time the United States will not be able to avoid direct attack. Our “adversaries” are well equipped, they are entirely capable of reaching us, and because of the circumstances, because our government will have started this war, this nation will be the primary target.


This is a lot to take in. In short, I am saying a great storm is coming. These events are coming together to create a kind of perfect storm, and in order to survive this storm, we will need to take shelter. But how can we find shelter from all these things?

We will find our shelter, first and foremost, in each other, in our community. We can get through all these things if we join together and hold on tight to each other. If we work together, and if we support each other, we can get through anything, including these events ahead.

The coming events are going to upend our lives. These events are going to reshape the world and society as we know it. The capitalist paradigm is about to implode in on itself, bringing death and destruction to the whole world in the process. What we need to prepare for right now, is planning how we can work together to survive it. We need to prepare to weather the storm.

During this storm there are going to be a number of obstacles to overcome. Because of the financial crisis there will be unemployment, displacement of people, increasing homelessness, and food shortages. Because of the war there will be further displacement of peoples, further food shortages, there will be attacks on the homeland, and there will be martial law leading to a severe curtailment of our civil liberties. These obstacles will need to be overcome.

First, we need to recognize a fundamental truth: during each of these things, food shortages, wars, and authoritarian crack downs, the worst place for anyone to be is in or around the cities.

Because of the high population density and the reliance on outside food sources, cities will be hit the hardest by food shortages. Over time, as food becomes more scarce, the people in the cities will become desperate. Mobs will form. The cities will become increasingly unsafe places to stay.

During a war the cities are also dangerous places to be. First, many cities on the coasts, especially those proximate to military installations, could be targeted directly. This is also true for cities anywhere in the country nearby to a nuclear launch site. Any of these cities will be dangerous places to stay in for the fact that this conflict could go nuclear.

During an authoritarian crackdown, once again the city is the last place to be. The cities are the strongholds of government control. Their militarized police forces are stationed in the cities, and they will have complete control within them. The bigger the city is, the more dangerous it will be to stay there.

So all these things lead to this important fact, we will need to get out of and stay away from the cities. In order to remain safe during all this turmoil, we will need to seek shelter elsewhere.

Where does this leave us then? How can we do this? Where can we find safe places to weather this storm? We can find these things in nature. We can set up our own places of refuge out in the wilderness. We can pack our things, everything we might need to survive, and we can head out into God’s country.

Joining together with others along the way, we can find safe places, and we can set up camps. Maybe we find hidden places on public land, maybe some people among us have private land, whatever the case, we can find these places and we can set up camps.

By working together and pooling our resources, we become much more resilient. We can work together to procure food. We can work together to ensure there is shelter for everyone. We can work together to address any issues that come up. In working together, we find our shelter.

On a day to day basis, some people in the camp can work to gather food, other people can cook and distribute food, others can help with the children, and others can do maintenance and campsite improvements. Over time, by working together, we can build these camps in genuine places of refuge.

Remember, while we are building our camps and taking care of the daily business, organizing and ensuring everyone is taken care of, the crisis in the cities will be worsening. People will soon begin to flee the cities for the very reasons which I have already laid out. When people begin to flee the chaos and the violence, we will hopefully be able to offer them shelter from the storm as well.

For anyone who has dreamed of being part of a truly collectivist community, this will be your opportunity. The chaos of dealing with a major financial crisis and then a major war will give us a period of cover. The authorities will be wholly occupied with all their other issues, they won’t have time to address a movement of people setting up secret safe havens all around the country.

As long as the country is in crisis, we will remain fairly well hidden. Only after the war is over will the government turn its eye toward us. By then we will have established a strong community network. We will have developed a sustainable way of life, and we will have come together as a people. At that time we can deal with the government collectively.

This is how we can survive the period of turmoil to come. I understand that this solution is rather unorthodox. It is however the best solution to this problem. This solution addresses the issues with displacement, unemployment, homelessness, and food shortage, and it addresses the issues of safety, from enemies both internal and external.

The trickiest part about the whole thing is knowing when to start. I don’t have an answer to this… Well, actually I do, but it may not be entirely satisfying. I believe we will know the time is right because we will feel it. We will know it in our hearts that this is happening, and we will know that we really do need to escape. When that moment comes, many of us will sense it, and we will just go. We will just act.

There is a force in this universe that speaks quietly to each of our hearts. Those who listen carefully can hear it. This force inspires us to the truth, it guides us in times of trouble, and it leads us away from danger. This same force will guide us in these times that are coming. It will lead us and help us to find others. It will lead us to find safe places of refuge. It will keep us safe, even as the whole world descends into chaos around us.


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May 12, 2019 10:30 PM

Very shrewd and lucid assessment of the current situation by Eddison.
There are a few things I think it’s worth adding and considering.
Some people may ridicule the idea of heading for the hills, so to speak, and forming a small cooperative community. It’s not a bad idea, but it’s easier said than done. I’ve lived in the open for periods of time, and it’s not easy. It’s hard, and harder still for women, kids, old people. In my experience, most civilian people find that 3 days is about all they can take, even when there’s good food to eat. Of course, in those circumstances there might not be any alternative. You’d have to be resigned to the reality of a very hard existence. Food, water, warmth, shelter are things you’d have to work very hard for, and you might not get any of them. Being tired and dirty most of the time. No electricity. No electronic toys. No law and order. You’d have to be prepared to fight and kill other people.
Anyone who wants to prepare for this really needs to start doing so now, before it happens. After the event is too late. I’m not talking about playing Rambo in the woods, more just thinking through the basics before the event. You can’t rely on things like supermarkets or petrol stations. They have to be replenished every 4 days, and petrol pumps won’t work without electricity. They may have been looted anyway. ATMs wouldn’t work. Having a reserve of hard cash makes some sense. Could you get water when nothing comes out of the taps? These are just a few of the basics. There’s plenty of material on this in books and the internet (which wouldn’t be working either.) Life for most people is so comparatively soft and easy now compared to the past they simply couldn’t cope.
But you should keep quiet about this. “Survivalists” and self sufficient people are already being monitored by the powers that be, supposedly because of concerns about “extremism.”
And you don’t need to think exclusively in terms of nuclear war. Society and civilisation collapsed completely and immediately in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Blackwater mercenaries and vigilantes were running wild shooting blacks, and bodies were left unburied for two weeks.
I don’t agree the system we have now is anything like free market “capitalism.” It’s more a form of dysfunctional, crony capitalism, crapitalism, parasitic finance capitalism, a looting kleptocracy. No bankers or plutocrats would be bailed out with trillions from the public Treasury under genuine capitalism.
Economic and financial collapse on an unprecedented scale is virtually guaranteed. It’s more a question of when and how this happens, not if it happens. Money becoming worthless. Mass unemployment, social collapse. Like the Soviet Union in the 90s, when the economy contracted by 60%.
Such a collapse could be a cause of global war, or this could occur separately and independently at any time without warning. I knew people in the civil service and local government who had a responsibility for war preparations. I knew someone with his own personal nuclear bunker. I lived opposite one such bunker.

May 12, 2019 10:50 PM
Reply to  mark

These people worked on the 30-50-20 principle. In the event of a nuclear attack, it was expected that 30% would die immediately in the first couple of days. Another 50% would die within another 6 weeks of starvation, exposure, illness, radiation, or lawlessness. This would leave a residue of 20%, but it was expected that most of these would die within 2 years. Everything necassary to support life would have been destroyed. The electricity grid, power supplies, transport system. No agriculture or industry. No clean water. Not even rudimentary medical services. A nuclear winter could bring about a general extinction event, including all large animals.
The US plan for nuclear war in the 1960s envisaged employing 3,600 nuclear weapons with an average yield of 1.5 megatons (Hiroshima x 100) on 2,100 targets in Russia and China, including 900 cities. It was estimated that this would immediately cause a minimum of 285 million and up to 1,000 million fatal casualties. Of course, this took no account of follow up attacks, Russian and Chinese retaliation, British and French nuclear arsenals, thousands of tactical nuclear weapons, and chemical, biological and conventional weapons.
Some people comfort themselves with the thought nobody would be crazy enough to do this. Not even Trump, Bolton, End Times Pompeo, Abrams and Gavin Williamson. I’m not so sure.

May 12, 2019 6:52 PM

Somewhat pessimistic. A nuclear war is unlikely barring of course fatal miscalculation. The elites are evil but remain rational so who would be fighting whom? Do you seriously expect to see ground forces moving into mainland Europe and North America? This would certainly entail a nuclear exchange and the eradication of the very elites that are so objectionable to us all.
This article is drivel – albeit alarmist and defeatist drivel. Things may be coming to a head and then they may not. I think the elites will be forced into backing down a degree before back to business as usual.
Did you ever read Z for Zachariah featuring that radiation proof tent? Get a grip.

May 12, 2019 11:01 PM
Reply to  Refraktor

I hope you’re right. I’m not sure you are. All the super rich have been buying funk holes for themselves in New Zealand. There was a symposium in London a few months ago where they discussed how to protect themselves when money was worthless. How would they protect themselves then, even from their own security guards? Maybe they could control them by keeping hold of all the food supply in their hands? Or would it be possible to replace human bodyguards with robots?

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May 14, 2019 10:21 AM
Reply to  mark

NZ? the rich wankers might find that people who hunt wild pigs with dogs and a long sharp knife more than a match for their few days of training by Blackwater types. Go watch “Once were warriors” for a taste of what is in store for the intelopers

May 12, 2019 2:41 PM

Another excellent, and very useful summary of what is wrong, but still no clear vision of a feasible future.

“We can set up our own places of refuge out in the wilderness”, pretty much sums up the problem here:

For a start, “wilderness” is a Biblical term for something which hardly exists today.
Even if a city is indeed the most dangerous place to be in a coming war, no one should imagine that small groups of people heading out into the barren countryside would not still make easy targets, to be quietly liquidated, or systematically deprived of resources, if the psychotics running the world consider them to be any kind of threat during their “nice big war”.

Being self-sufficient when war comes to your country is no longer a viable option, even if bygone WW2 conditions allowed people to continue growing vegetables on their allotments. We are not going to see WW2 conditions again. Think Syria, Iraq, Yemen and particularly Gaza, where the Palestinian people are trapped and unable to do anything about the fact that their water is being deliberately poisoned. If that can happen there, it can happen here too.

As for the question of “it will almost certainly go nuclear”, have we really forgotten what even the BBC was telling us after Hiroshima and Nagasaki? “Radiation” is the operative word here, while Chernobyl and Fukushima have shown us how unbelievably far that radiation can spread, as well as how unbelievably long its effects can last.
I still remember being on holiday in North Wales after Chernobyl, and being told that a local farmer had been ordered to destroy all his sheep because a loop of radiation had temporarily covered a wide area there. Distribution maps were made at the time of both dreadful incidents, although the “authorities” (and we all know what that means by now) have worked hard to bury the evidence, even to the extent of banning journalistic discussion of Fukushima’s consequences in Japan.

“Maybe we find hidden places on public land, maybe some people among us have private land”, again overlooks the awful reality that if nuclear war comes, the distinctions of public and private will have no meaning.

It really pains me to risk appearing unduly negative in my comments on this article, since I am fundamentally a positive person, but the most positive thing I can say on this whole topic is that I believe we must do everything we can to hinder, to prevent and to stop current warmongering, however difficult that might be.
By the time nuclear war comes, it is too late for all of us, and I would not want my children or my grandchildren to have to face that reality.

May 12, 2019 11:17 PM
Reply to  wardropper

These are all very valid comments. Just the fact you are thinking them through is positive in itself. But it doesn”t even have to be a nuclear war. It could be “just” an economic collapse over many years, like Russia in the 90s. A complete collapse of the economy, society and health system, endemic political chaos. The economy contracting by 60%. Mass unemployment, poverty, destitution. Drugs, alcohol, prostitution, crime. 2 million people in 3,000 criminal Mafia gangs. Collapse of the health system. Millions dying of illnesses like TB and diptheria. Plummeting life expectancy. The currency, wages, pensions and savings becoming worthless. Reversion to a primitive barter system. Public employees like the military, police, judges, doctors, unpaid for months at a time. You could probably survive all that. Most people did, albeit badly scarred by the experience.
Or think back to Hurricane Katrina, and what happened then.
The powers that be in the western world have a very tenuous grip at the best of times, and have difficulty keeping the lid on things on a day to day basis. A drug dealer or an armed robber is shot by police and you get immediate riots in cities in the US, Britain, or France. Look at what is happening in all these countries.

May 13, 2019 3:18 AM
Reply to  mark

I agree it doesn’t have to be nuclear war, Mark, but Eddison seemed to be implying that all we can do is prepare for the worst, and “the worst” includes nuclear war for me. As I said, I prefer to do all I can to avoid the worst, but, as Eddison also rightly states, people seem have an instinct for what to do if the worst does strike. It would be nice not to have to find out though…

May 12, 2019 2:19 PM

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May 12, 2019 2:18 PM

Its plainly obvious to all of us with our eyes open that the World is at the edge of the abyss, or as Edison puts it ‘a great storm is coming’. I believe the Anglo Zionist Empire has begun its death spiral, and the big question is: how many will it take down with it. And are people like Bolton, Pompeo, Pence, and Trump insane enough to start a nuclear war? The Saker had a great analogy of the Neocons being like a monkey playing with a live grenade, and the problem was getting the grenade away from the monkey without it pulling the pin first. And inevitably, we cannot escape economic collapse. That is going to happen in the near future. The whole thing is like a tottering house of cards, and this time there’s no money left to bail anyone out. And Edison is also correct that the psychopaths running the show will never voluntarily give up power. Thats why the police are being militarized right thruout the Western countries, and why censorship of the Internet and Facebook is being ramped up. Its also completely surreal how so many are clueless about what is happening. Not even a hint of an idea. At least we know what’s coming.

May 12, 2019 3:00 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Perhaps the answer is to get the hell away from the monkey…?
If only we had access to a secret planet somewhere, so that we could get away from our psychotic controllers…

Gezzah Potts
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May 12, 2019 11:06 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Indeed, or as Eddison was saying, way out in the wop wops somewhere. A one way ticket to somewhere in the Solomon Islands or even Fiji somewhere? How many of us pampered, soft as putty, everything available at the supermarket or on the internet could survive for a prolonged period of time anyway? And of course, there’d be no more internet to look anything up anyway.

May 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

Good point. But in the 80s there was a Canadian family who got very worried about the international climate, and thought a nuclear war was a real possibility. They certainly had a point – Able Archer was in 83. So they looked for somewhere to live, remote from anywhere, where they would be out of it all and completely safe. So they went to live in the Falkland Islands in 82, a few weeks before the Argies invaded.

May 12, 2019 11:37 PM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts

That’s exactly right. I know some people who wrere caught up in the banking collapse in Cyprus a couple of years back. The banks collapsed, and Brussels decreed that there should be a bank “bail in” instead of a central bank bail out like in 2008. The deposits of ordinary people were confiscated. This was a dry run by Brussels to deal with the next anticipated banking collapse in Europe.

What does this mean in practice? There was a Cypriot guy who lost almost all his money. He had emigrated to Australia and run a jewellery business for 30 years. He decided to retire back to Cyprus. He sold up, and put over a million euros in the Laiki Bank, the 2nd biggest in Cyprus. He was going to buy a house and a boat and give some money to his family.

This can happen to anyone now. What’s the answer? Keeping money in cash outside the bank? Gold? Bitcoin? Idon’t know.

May 12, 2019 1:34 PM

One thing I have come to realise by observing our power masters is that they use trickery to control us. They trick people into doing all sorts of stupid things. If I bring you a plate of food, and I pour a bit of carcinogenic Roundup on it in front of your face as I serve it, then tell you what Roundup does to health and how it can make you ill, you would most likely get angry and refuse the food. They have tricked you into eating this stuff EVERY TIME YOU EAT, unless you have a strict organic food regime in place. The MSM is like a magician’s porno mag.

They have tricked us into using a miltary weapons systems to communicate with our loved ones. The tech which phones operate on was designed for use as a weapon on the battle field. The mobile towers (weaponry) emit harmful frequencies, developed to disperse crowds, to induce unnatural psychological states, to do all sorts of horrible shit which stems from the only intention when designing a weapon, to cause suffering, injury, pain, death and more. It just so happens that this technology has multiple applications. We now have this crap installed everywhere, buzzing away in the background. They have tricked us into thinking it’s just a communications system. It’s not, it’s a weapons system which has been adapted to be a communcations system.

Hands up who wants to live right next door to a huge mobile phone mast? Nope, me neither. I do not want to live next door to harmful military hardware. Yet we all do this. We are all swanning around the towns,villages and cities, getting slowly irradiated by this shit, and they’re right on the cusp of upping the ante 100 fold with the new 5G system. They’re turning the frequency level right up to a much more harmful setting than the setting it’s already on, which is already doing great damage to us. They are tricking people into accepting this by selling it as a means to download films quicker and other trivial so called “benefits”.


May 12, 2019 10:51 AM

No need to be so gloomy Eddison: the global supra-political presidium are too scared of nuclear winter to allow the big one. Anyway: greenwashed neoliberalism has resolved all its contradictions. The future is green and clean energy bright. We are all going back to work – and our prosperity is technologically assured. After a round of vote-buying eco-economic persuasion with promises of universal healthcare, UBI, full employment, and a £10 minimum wage for all – AOC will be POTUS and JC PM. She will implement the Green New Deal for nature; and he will implement the 4th Green Industrial Revolution – to end the Climate Emergency. We will decarbonise our economies – without disruption – reaching ‘carbon neutrality’ by 2030 (US) or 2050 (UK). We will continue to grow our economies exponentially thereafter: by “absolute decoupling” of energy production from CO2 emissions – remaining at ‘net zero’ carbon neutrality forever. So we get to carry on living our lives exactly as we choose: save the planet; receive UBI or remain fully employed in whole new industries, or public works projects – drive EVs or H2 FCEVs, H2 HGVs, H2 buses, rail HS2, fly solar, ship and cruise on renewable biofuels …and get rich doing it – ad infinitum.

Greed is good, it’s greening the planet. Bio-capital incentivises ASI, transgenic, and bio-engineered techno-progress – improving on redundant natural ecologies that are tens of thousands of years out of date. Privatising and monetising nature into a corporate protectorate is the only way too save it. Corporate commoning of life support systems and managing of standing resources improves on the tragic depletion of indigenous methods. Eco-price discovery and market mechanisms ensure free and equal exchange. Fair trade incentivises indigenous production for export. Carbon taxing, green finance bonds, eco-derivatives, carbon and biodiversity offsets will at least partially weaken entrenched existing power structures – emancipating the Global South from climate colonialism. The child miners in Chile, DRC, Zambia; etc will get a fair hourly rate. And free vaccines, too.

By internalising previously externalised environmental services – and renting out such things as incorporated insect crop pollination, patent soil production and preservation, tariffed waste sink sanitation, taxed hydrological regeneration – with an additional $100tn of green innovation market capitalisation …we will produce a portfolio for fintech capital investment in synergy with nature – mutually beneficial to both. With a free-floated IPO on the nature friendly stock exchange. No need for war. Neoliberalism has got itself sorted. Just read the Stern Report or the Committee for Climate Change action report. No need to worry, capitalism has got a bright green future mapped out.

Which could be treated as satirical irony: except for the number of people who actually believe any of the above negentropic bullcrap. And not just among the leadership. Still, nuclear ash is good for the soil structure, isn’t it?

May 12, 2019 1:44 PM
Reply to  BigB

To paraphrase Bastani : ‘The politics and economics of the future will be one built on unlimited abundance and the challenge of how to cope with it’.

I’m learning to levitate using the power of my own farts.
This will be a bumper year for my back yard pineapple bed.
The guy next door really is getting better at playing saxophone.

[..and other things that are not true.]

May 12, 2019 6:01 PM
Reply to  crank

Bastani’s buddy and cyber-Trot Paul Mason has a similar belief set to the one I was satirising. If we all get really rad and boycott automated supermarket checkouts; we can tame ASI-dehumanisation, reclaim our humanity, consume everything for free, live on UBI, reform by supporting the same institutionally imperialistic and racist power regimes – including NATO and the EU, stop climate change, and live in a socialist techno-utopia emancipated by information age tech …or some such other confused and spaffed delusional personal fantasy. You can buy his book “Clear Bright Future” for £20 – if you want beat the guy next door about the head. I can’t see that there would be any other use for it.

May 12, 2019 8:38 PM
Reply to  BigB

If these forces are not stopped, Mason warns, we will relive something even worse than the 1930s

When I read phrases like that I just think, ‘this writer cannot stop these forces’.
Scott Noble has last installment of ‘Plutocracy’ at Metanoia films if you haven’t seen it. A look at the US labour movement 1920s, 30s and final dismemberment in the 1940s.
I like Scott’s work.
Mason and Bastani on the other hand, can spaff off as far as I am concerned.

May 12, 2019 1:46 PM
Reply to  BigB


-best added to compost, or put around fruit trees.

May 12, 2019 10:36 AM

“We can see them coming out week after week in France.”…..That’s strange, according to the BBC there appears to be no public unrest worthy of mention in France. Sorry Edison but running away to the countryside and setting up communes is not the answer. As Ukonoi states in his comment capitalism is not to blame. It is the corruption of this system by a criminal elite enabled by self seeking politicians which endorses and perpetuates this insane behaviour. If the majority of people in the USA or here in Europe accept this situation then of course we will be facing worldwide catastrophe. What is happening in France at the moment serves as a beacon of hope and an example for all of us to follow where direct action is our only recourse to achieving meaningful change.

Frankly Speakin
Frankly Speakin
May 12, 2019 5:59 PM
Reply to  Grafter

The BBC was outed today by Farage on the Marr show. I’m not a fan of Farage per se, rather direct democracy overall, but he was spot on about Marr and the BBC.

May 12, 2019 10:12 AM

The time is now to start searching for the place and start building the place, now.
Yes, it might sound weird, but actually, only returning to the primordial cooperative living, only that way, humanity can survive and change the direction we’ve been moving for so long.
It should be clear now, where does the path that we’ve taken leads: the abism!
Course have to be changed now, and this way is the only way. Changing each of us the whole thing will change.
The time is NOW.

Fair dinkum
Fair dinkum
May 12, 2019 8:42 AM

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

May 12, 2019 7:54 AM

Peace be with the reader.

” There is a force in this universe that speaks quietly to each of our hearts. Those who listen carefully can hear it. This force inspires us to the truth, it guides us in times of trouble, and it leads us away from danger. This same force will guide us in these times that are coming. It will lead us and help us to find others. It will lead us to find safe places of refuge. It will keep us safe, even as the whole world descends into chaos around us. ”

The storm has come, the war has started, time to use the two edged sword, the written and spoken Word.

For those who have ears, listen to the declaration of war: https://t.co/iKAHNDbntC

The faithful witness

May 12, 2019 7:59 AM
Reply to  Duke

Open this door: “Believers Information Network”

The faithful one

May 12, 2019 7:12 AM

Your conclusions are excellent and the only way. I lived in an intentional community from 1978 t0 1999 and we lived exactly the way you discribed. We were 270 members at the hight of our experiment but eventually we got crushed by the government. After all our ideas and way of life were pure communism and we hardly needed any resources which goes totally against a capitalist society! You are right, people will know when to start, and have no illusions, it will be difficult in the beginning. We were just simply ahead of our time. I am almost 80 years of age but am preparing a nice piece of land with the help of my family for the time when some people are ready and need to find us.

May 12, 2019 5:35 AM

capitalism is not the root of our problem; capitalism is a very good system, even a fair system, but capitalism depends on a responsive public and a fair government to keep the playing fields clear and free of monopolism.. When the governments become complicit with a few of the competitors on the field and when the government begins to change the rules to grant its complicit few access to the tools to win, competition ends.. or worse when government grants to these criminals, subsidies, monopolies (copyrights, patents, etc. ) and when the governments that are suppose to officiate the competition of capitalism give away the substance of their governments in acts of privatization then capitalism transposes into monopolism, the government itself becomes too weak to officiate effectively and all that is left are the feudal lords (made rich and placed in positions of power by those corrupt in the government itself. After that competition to monopoly transition all personal and corporate wealth and all government wealth moves to the few from the masses, just like in the game of monopoly. This realization that our system of capitalism has been corrupted and is currently run by and officiate by the same corruptions means the officials are on the take and little is left but to change the entire structure that has permitted such a condition to flourish..

Here like organized crime, comes those in government with knee breaking military.. its corruption not capitalism that is the problem.

May 12, 2019 10:26 AM
Reply to  ukonoi

Any form of social living that is based on competition (specially Capitalism) is not good and will always end the same way we are today.
Human psyche has been conformed based on competition BUT this is not natural, nor is the only way as has been purported by those running the competition.
Competition is not the solution but actually lies at the root of all this:
Competition divides, separates.
If there is competition then there will be ‘winners’ and ‘loosers’.
Power will always end up in the hands of a few ‘winners’ in a game of competition. That game has to end cause it has no way out.

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
May 12, 2019 11:57 AM
Reply to  Ramdan

Ramdan: thank you for your comment Ramdan – you’re so spot on. My thoughts are screw competition to hell and screw power and hierarchy as well. This is why we need such a dramatic shift in how we do things as human beings.

John Doran
John Doran
May 12, 2019 2:07 PM
Reply to  ukonoi

I agree ukonoi.

John Doran
John Doran
May 12, 2019 2:17 PM
Reply to  ukonoi

In running a business there are end-of-year accounts, which should then be checked, audited.
It is interesting to note that the EU accounts have failed audit for over 21 years.
The Fed Central Bank in US has not been audited in over 100 years, since it was snuck into being Christmas Eve 1913.
I have never heard of a set of audited accounts for the Bank of England.
When the corruption you correctly refer to runs unaudited, it runs amuk.

John Doran
John Doran
May 12, 2019 2:53 PM
Reply to  John Doran

Under Capitalism weak firms can’t stand the competition from more efficient rivals & they become bankrupt. The good parts reform new, leaner, corporations.
The competition benefits both rival corporations & their customers.
Without competition, the laziness & inefficiencies of monopolism set in.
When firms become too big they start to buy politicians to entrench their positions.
This is the US corporate lobbying system. This is the way the EU works also.
G. Edward Griffin wrote The Creature From Jekyll Island detailing the spreading corruption in the US since the inception of the Fed, 1913. The chapter summaries can be read in about an hour. A great book.
His website: http://www.needtoknow.news
He is anti-bankster.

John Doran
John Doran
May 12, 2019 4:02 PM
Reply to  John Doran

When, in 2008, our spineless bought & paid for politicians declared the bankrupt big banks “Too Big To Fail”, they smashed what had become a crony corporatist system into a Fascist system. We have not lived under a proper Capitalist system since I don’t know when. When money runs govt, that’s Fascism. Capitalism can’t be blamed.

Interestingly, the Banksters financed both Fascism & Communism.
This is ably illuminated in WWII Canadian naval intelligence officer William Guy Carr’s great book, Pawns In The Game, which can be read for free online via the duckduckgo search engine.

Chapter 3, on the French Revolution, contains Rothschild’s 25 point plan for world domination. It was drawn up/modernised by ex? Jesuit professor of canon law,
Adam Weishaupt, 1773. Compare this plan with UN Agenda 21 & AOC’s Green New Deal.

They don’t differ much.

May 13, 2019 12:38 AM
Reply to  John Doran

Boeing, Amazon, Google, Boots the Chemist, Starbucks, and a hundred other names you could pick out of the hat, don’t pay a penny piece in tax and haven’t for years. They have no intention of ever doing so and never will.

So a one man band corner coffee shop run by Fred Smith and his missus has to compete with Starbucks hounded by HMRC for every last penny.

I remember finishing one job on a Friday and moving to start another job the following Monday. Within a week HMRC had tracked me down and were threatening me with prosecution for 18p unpaid tax they said I owed them. I wrote them out a cheque with my heartfelt apologies, hoping I hadn’t wrecked all the Chancellor’s calculations.

The system exists to screw ordinary people whilst grovelling on its belly to the big boys who own it.