In the latest episode of The Corbett Report, James discusses the possible political fallout of the current coronavirus “pandemic”, and whether or not this crisis will really spell the end of the globalist agenda. As well as the dystopian measures being suggested by corporate giants and national governments all around the world.
Some are suggesting that the current crisis is the end of globalization, or that it will wipe out the New World Order altogether…but they are wrong. In fact, this crisis is the globalists’ dream, and what we are witnessing is the birth of a totalitarian control grid the likes of which could scarcely have been imagined before this pandemic panic kicked off. Welcome to the Corona World Order.
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“The psychology of the oligarch who depends upon mechanical power is not, as yet, anywhere fully developed. It is, however, an imminent possibility, and quantitatively, though not qualitatively, quite new. It would now be feasible for a technically trained oligarchy, by controlling aeroplanes, navies, power stations, motor transport, and so on, to establish a dictatorship demanding almost no conciliation of subjects. The empire of Laputa was maintained by its power of interposing itself between the sun and a rebellious province; something almost equally drastic would be possible for a union of scientific technologists. They could starve a recalcitrant region, and deprive it of light and heat and electrical power after encouraging dependence on these sources of comfort; they could flood it with poison gas or with bacteria. Resistance would be utterly hopeless. And the men in control, having been trained on mechanism, would view human material as they had learnt to view their own machines, as something unfeeling governed by laws which the manipulator can operate to his advantage. Such a régime would be characterised by a cold inhumanity surpassing anything known in previous tyrannies.”
Bertrand Russell, from his book ‘Power, a new social analysis’.
Another author, in respect to Russell’s theory of power:
“Of course, Russell has a clear perception of this striving after power inherent in human nature. He is afraid, too, that after the political tyranny that succeeded to theological one, we are to experience the scientific tyranny, that the day will come when science will claim the power to regulate everything. Medical science, not least psychiatry, has begun to manifest such a tendency.”
Most broadly, it is the terror of crude materialism, physicalist science and its product, technology which we are dealing with. That is why the politicized democractic mobs and their analists who look upon it through the lens of political divisions will be mistaken and have shown to be mistaken in all their analysis. The divide is materialism/spiritual. It also cannot be looked upon through the categories of religious/secular, as religious people can be just as materialistic as atheists, and atheists can be more spiritual than religious people. The proper categories are materialist versus spiritualist, materialist values versus spiritual.
The materialism of the mobs (the people) is also the foundation of the crude materialists now being on top everywhere, extremely aggressively promoting their agenda of crude technological materialism. They all do this under the banner of humanism, which they hijacked from the spiritualists, turning in it into an inverted form which very aggressively promotes a materialist power agenda.
They operate with the physicalism of the masses, fear of death is one of these forms, worship of technology by the masses is also another foundation. The experts with their computer models are the lower secular priest class, they inform the masses, they are the priests of the religion of scientism, then there are the tech corporations, and various industries, they are hungry for power, they attract those hungry for power. It is a massive orgy of materialism and lust for power, the prospects of power having no historical precedent.
The term “COVID” is now spouting up everywhere. Amazon’s mainpage now has a tag:
Maybe COVID is now a brand name?
Looks as if the inflexion point in deaths was around end January- early Feb.
Which would indicate at least early January when virus arrived in UK.
The exponential growth in EXCESS deaths can not be excused by anything except covid (maybe deliberate murder!).
The numbers are only upto 3rd April.
Can some one please publish the ONS photo above.
Some initial thoughts having read the data :-
1) Respiratory deaths 2100+, up only about 6/700 from normal and in line roughly with the ICNARC ICU figures. My understanding is COVID 19 virus kills when it gets into the lungs. Would not the increase in respiratory death figures, to a degree be tracking COVID19 cases.
2) Deaths in the sub 45 age groups – unchanged
3) Looking at the places of death, outside hospital very few are recorded as COVID 19 which surprises me as the virus is a notifiable disease and at the forefront of everyones thoughts so the temptation would be ‘if in doubt, quote it as a possibility’.The fact they don’t suggests no symptoms are showing, it’s the testing in hospital that brings positive results.
4) Excess deaths, are we perhaps not prepared to consider that the terrible effects and consequences of the lockdown on now, lonely, scared, confused elderly people whose world’s have been turned upside down by fear porn on t.v., no family visits, normal helpers missing, etc may be driving the numbers.
The suspicion has been out there for a while that the cure may be worse than the disease and this may be the early manifestation of the collateral damage.
Lol. Straw grasping much?
The excess deaths are REAL.
Understand you have been gaslighted by these you trust!
Fight them! Unless you are one of THEM.
This was the second week of the so-called ‘lockdown’. I wonder what the average time from death to registration is in normal times? Then I wonder what the average time has been during the ‘lockdown’? Is this spike caused by unusual delays in registering deaths? Just a thought.
H Alan – The data out today is for the period ended 3rd April, this enables most death certificates to percolate through the system and be registered before anything is published.
Also this is the very first week (3rd April) that large numbers of deaths were announced at the daily briefings.
Hope that answers what you were asking.
Not sure. The data relates to date of death registration, not date of death. Was it more difficult to register deaths in the preceding week – it being the first week of martial law? If so, there was maybe a backlog, and maybe that caused the spike?
READ THE DATA
ONS just released
We have also published our figures for deaths registered in the week ending 3 April 2020 (week 14).
The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 3 April 2020 was 16,387 http://ow.ly/p8EF50zdoqU
The excess deaths do NOT lie.
So can all you naysayers do one…
The provisional excess death numbers are subject to interpretation and context.
First of of all, one has to wait for the final numbers. Morover, the discussion is:
– whether these legitimize the absurd measures taken
– whether in comparison with countries which do not have a partial or real a lock down, and who suffer no excess deaths, the lockdown and partial lock down measures are the cause of the excess deaths (counter productive policy)
They, these experts, they did blood-letting in former centuries, lobotomy even in the twentieth century. Medical science, aside of the good which comes from it, is also responsible for huge amounts of unnecessary deaths and damage throughout the centuries. It is also a huge money making industry these days. One should be utmost skeptical of it today, perhaps even more than ever.
Whilst staying indoors and being altogether quite obedient, I did finally dig up all cause mortality tables for US states. It is on page 52 of this report (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_09-508.pdf), 2017 most recent full report. This will help put the US’s Lombardy district (aka New York City Metro region) into perspective. Here are some basic stats:
NY All Cause Mortality 2017: 155,358
Average Deaths Per Day: 425.6
Expected All Cause Deaths Since March 1: 18,726
Covid19 Associated Deaths (4/12): 10,056
Ray of hope? Ohio residents protest coronavirus lockdown: https://youtu.be/xhrzisFfuEE?t=48
How quickly we forget what was being exposed just before lockdown….
“This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.”
Note on the surveillance system. The surveillance is not based on some elites and organizations tracking all people, constantly analyzing all they do. The surveillance system is based on The People, the people are the biggest dictator, they are the omnisciently present dicator. When authorities crack down on individuals, this is merely to set example, so that others out of fear will obey. But also, as we can already see, the people at large will force other people to obey, by various ways, naming and shaming, attacking them in various ways, social control by the people.
The peoples system, democracy, consists already at this moment of a multitude of representatives of the people, jumping over each other to create more policies and regulations, which is because democracy is the rule of a thousand little assertive dictators and a multitude of slaves. Democracy has never been about freedom, but about licentiousness, and about a multitude of men all looking for power. No monarchy and aristocracy, historically, no rule of the few has ever produced a system as hyper-regulated as modern democracies.
Democracy is full of self-contented propaganda, all forgeries of history, framings. Conspiracy theorists blame elites, but in fact, the hyper-regulated democratic system, the mix of the rule of a thousand petty dictators, and the licentiousness of democracy is, as can be observed, the foundation of the its move toward dictatorship, with the help of the people.
This is why and how they are utilizing social control, for the people to control each other. Like Oscar Wilde wrote ‘Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people’. The gigantic police forces we have today for instance, these are a product of democracy, there is no historical precedent to such a policing force of that size. The police is made up of the people, cracking down on other people, these are ordinary men and women.
You have been thrown dust in hour eyes about democracy, the propaganda is pumped into your heads from birth.
Hence, observe the massive police force cracking down on you, journalist, politicians, establishment all depriving you of your freedom, all jumping over each other, the one trying to shout harder than the other, hence observe the slavish masses, democracy made them into slaves of a system already hyper-regulated without historical precedent. Hence, observe that only a minority will fight for your rights, as the system has always been about licentiousness and taking over of power by newly formed establishments. Hence observe democracy, the temporary anarchy of the people, working towards its final conclusion. Democracy being wholly based upon illusions.
Also note the example, China, the peoples republic.., also a dictatorship of collectivism. The authorities in China merely have to set example at times, create fear, the people, in this Peoples Republic will take care of the rest by means of social control. The social credit system in China is a product of the techies and nerds, the Chinese ‘Sillicon Vally’, it is not a product of the authorities, it emerged spontaneously from the people, from their socializing. Just as in the Western world, this control system emerged from the people, from the techies, nerds, corporations, people who emerged from the masses. Contemporary power hungry elites are merely utilizing what the people themselves collectively have created. A lot of these elites actually emerged from the people. As the contemporary Chinese authorities also emerged from the people during the communist revolution.
Yes. The Gestapo, for example, had a reputation in Nazi Germany for being everywhere, but in fact it wasn’t. Hundreds of thousands of Germans and Austrians did inform on their neighbours for it, however.
Indeed, informants among the people are another phenomenon. In the communist dictatorships in Eastern Europe, people were afraid of each other, afraid there would be a snitch among them, they lived in a state of paranoia (psychological form of social distancing..).
On the whole, the communist dictators had to first politicize the so called backwards parts of the populations, the masses, in order to divide them against each other, to have them fight against each other, using their mass, ubiquitous presence. Mao worked this way deliberately.
This demagogy is also how democracy came to be. It is how global criminal demagogues like George Soros continue to work, causing constant disruption and agitation, creating so called ‘progressives’, creating ten thousands of dictators among the people.
More ignorant Orientalism. China has a different culture, civilization, history, collective consciousness etc, from the West. They do things differently, and value collective welfare ie that of ALL individuals and the group, now and in the future, over the narcissistic self-obsession of SOME individuals that is the system in the West.
Lock Bill Gates Up!
I posted this comment a little over a month ago on WSWS:
I stumbled on an article written last year by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA entitled: “A New Layer of Medical Preparedness to Combat Emerging Infectious Disease.”
“DARPA has selected five teams of researchers to support PREventing EMerging Pathogenic Threats (PREEMPT), a 3.5-year program first announced in January 2018 to reinforce traditional medical preparedness by containing viral infectious diseases in animal reservoirs and insect vectors before they can threaten humans. Through studies in secure laboratories and simulated natural environments, the PREEMPT researchers will model how viruses might evolve within animal populations, and assess the safety and efficacy of potential interventions. Autonomous Therapeutics, Inc., Institut Pasteur, Montana State University, The Pirbright Institute, and the University of California, Davis, lead the PREEMPT teams.
“DARPA challenges the PREEMPT research community
to look far left on the emerging threat timeline and identify opportunities to contain viruses before they ever endanger humans,” said Dr. Brad Ringeisen, the DARPA program manager for PREEMPT. “One of the chief limitations of how infectious disease modeling is currently conducted is that it forecasts the trajectory of an outbreak only after it is underway in people. The best that data can do is inform a public health response, which places the United States in a reactive mode. We require proactive options to keep our troops and the homeland safe from emerging infectious disease threats.”
It just so happens, that the research being conducted by DARPA into viral evolution in animal populations and its probability of human pathogen emergence sounds a helluva lot like COVID-19.
The “2020 panic paper pandemic” originating in China, but whose original origins is still mysterious happens to be one crisis not blamed on Putin, a highly suspicious phenomena in itself. China, however, provides a more convincing source to initiate a contagion. A society veiled in secrecy where “strange strains” can grow unchecked.
Nevertheless, the actual virulent strain in question is not only biological but sociological in nature.
It hasn’t just been Marxists analyzing worldwide social unrest, the intelligence agencies are also assessing this mess. It doesn’t take a virologist nor a microscope to know three decades of neoliberalism is responsible for this “Oh No!”
What to do; what to do — how to cure the incurable. It’s obvious– design a biological remedy. IARPA consulted DARPA and the panic paper pandemic was just what the doctors ordered.
The prescription is precise–create controlled panic. Demographically test its limits,
see how far it can be taken. Intensify the panic by tightening the screws a bit more each day. Deploy the reliable mainstream media operatives–there’s nothing more effective then well-trained propagandists.
Stay tuned for more hysteria, it’s far from over. The test has only just begun.
The guileful malicious usually have multiple intents. Here’s a list of suppositions:
1. The virus is testing social control mechanisms. How populations react to panic. How much personal liberty will groups sacrifice for safety……
2. The effectiveness of a weaponized virus is determined based on how rapidly it’s transmitted throughout specific populations.
3. COVID-19 supplies the rationale for the collapsing economy which was already on the verge of collapse.
4. The panic pandemic is conveniently being deployed to expedite Trump’s departure proving he’s
incapable of dealing with a crisis. Update– ironically, it appears Trump’s ratings are on the rise. I guess, the thought of brain dead Biden at the helm is just to much to bear, at least for the Joe Rogan crowd.
Russia and Ukraine-gate is no longer front and center on the state-run mainstream media news–now it’s nonstop COVID-19. The hysteria is heightened daily. Claiming civilization as we know it is being devastated by an upper-respiratory infection….
And how did the WSWS react to your comment – considering that they have been doing their damndest to add to the hysteria?
A few days later I was shadowbanned.
The calm, rational WSWS? Say it ain’t so….
WSW is pushing a panic pandemic which allows governments to enforce policies that’ll economically devastate the working-class and heighten their surveillance powers.
I took a look there – they seem very opposed to tentative behaviour, especially in some European countries, aimed at trying to return to something like normal, like loosening lockdowns with a view to ending them in the near future, having people start to go back to work and so on.
But in reality some such development is inevitable – it just seems strange to me for would-be Marxist revolutionaries to have their attitude – it is not as though the Winter Palace in 1917 was stormed by people maintaining social distance and locked down in their homes.
Exactly, In 1917 Bolsheviks wouldn’t have been terrified by a runny nose….. It’s obvious, that social distancing is away to eliminate one’s right to assemble. It certainly helped Macron…..
There were certainly diseases around like typhus and cholera, and John Reed for example died in Baku from typhoid fever, if my memory serves me right. But disease was just one of those things in a difficult time.
There’s always been viruses and diseases we need to coexist with them or alter our entire existence.
The problem with the WSWS as with so many left sites is that they are so eager to grasp any upheaval as an indication of the coming revolution that they don’t pause to consider what they are “being sold” – and that cynical expression has never been so apt. It never seems to strike them as odd that the doomsday scenario they have been so eagerly waiting for is being dished up relentlessly by the very media they claim to despise. But off they go charging into that red dawn and spouting the very establishment clichés about “conspiracy nuts” and “tin foil hats” that blinded them to 9/11.
I suspect that the ruling class foresaw this too i.e. that there could be a “left” spin on the virus that would appeal so much that the ones who would usually cause trouble would eagerly go along with the program.
Yes, the ruling class uses the left and right spin for their benefit.
By “shadowbanned” I presume you mean that comments you posted never showed up?
WSWS was my go-to site until this virus started up and I couldn’t tell the difference between them and the BBC.
Exactly, and their intolerance to positions other than their own seemed cult-like.
I used to think highly of them. But even then I noticed a few problems. They usually signed off with a bit about how we need a revolution etc. Well yeah – but they never much talked about the problems of even starting one. And the comment sections usuall filled up pretty fast with tedious revolutionary boiler plate stuff – again without any perception into the problems with that. And it’s easy to tire of affectations like addressing each other as “comrade”.
The articles that are not obsessed with COVID-19 are interspersed with interesting info, but as you so correctly point out the consistent conclusions at the end of each thread are tediously unsatisfying.
They have an Internet presence but few actual members, so actually starting a revolution would be a problem. And their disproportionate rage at being downgraded in Google searches is what you would expect of a formation that mainly lives on the Web rather than in the world.
I would say that most organisations nowadays have to rely on the web. So the rage isn’t disproportionate but it is despairing in that web organisations are the easiest to police.
Shadowbanning, is the most underhanded and devious form of censorship. When a site shadowbans a blogger the website is allowing you to “think” your comments are appearing on the thread, but in actuality they’re not. It would be more honest if they told the blogger they were banned.
That’s pretty nasty and underhanded. Which is why I thank God for Off-G. I hate to read “This comment was removed because it didn’t abide by our rules” – although it is at least decent to admit you removed one. I would let them all stand. Let’s hear what everyone has to say. I would only ban someone for pointless repetition.
I agree, when a site shadowbans a blogger one begins to question the integrity of the organization running the website. What’s almost comedic, is that WSWS always bellyaches about being censored…..
This is the scariest thing I’ve read yet:
The antithesis, “ultimately required” versus “nice to have”, is revealing: What is “ultimately required” is decidedly NOT “nice to have”. “productivity when labour is unavailable”? No labour so that “business” is more resilient, productive and then the ultimate absurdity: “better able to deliver to customers”. What customers? If no-one labours, then where are the people? Or do we just end up with a handful of …well, you can’t even call them bosses. There’s no-one to boss. So we have these isolated individuals in a machine driven universe producing goods for “customers” who can only be each other.
I wish someone would apply that to useless businesses that only exist to service the whims of those who earn too much money.
http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2017/12/06/tom-jefferson-the-uk-turns-to-witty-vallance-and-van-tam-for-leadership-revolving-doors/ —– , then look at this:- https://www.gov.uk/government/people/patrick-vallance
Sick kids’ parents asked to sign Do Not Resuscitate orders if they get bug
Satanism is running the world.
It’s interesting the way things are playing out. Big scary bug terrifies everyone into thinking, “Oh my God! There’s a war on! We can’t be sentimental anymore! Of course in affluent times of health we could afford to be humane! But it’s now down to a ruthless Darwinism! Only the healthy!”
Result: paring down the numbers – this will be followed by the services too. The NHS resources will be redeployed to the scary big killer bug meanwhile cancer patients, those needing transplants will have to go the way of the expendable disabled.
Next up: All money that would have went to other resources e.g. centres for the disabled and elderly will now be redirected to dealing with the big scary bug. (The sick and elderly will all be phased out by that time anyway.)
And then: “Oh we’ve finally got a cure! But we’ll have to be subsidised to the hilt to apply it! Oh dear – more resources have to go! How about the schools? They’ll have to go!”
Finally – massively reduced and impoverished population. But- still a bit too many. “Oh my God – a new mutation: the cruddalongavirus!”
Repeat and fade….
Some years back in Britain, perhaps a decade or so ago, a nurse was charged with murder owing to the high proportion of deaths among her elderly charges. I think the nurse had Munchhausen syndrome or something. Her defence lawyer who probably did not have much to work with attributed the deaths to the nurse’s ruthlessly efficient approach. I think she was convicted.
Today she might be promoted, not jailed.
And a decade before that we had Harold Shipman. I wonder how many ‘Shipmans’ are getting our Great British Clap at 8pm, Thursday evenings.
Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD Crushes Dr. Fauci Exposes Birx, Clintons, Bill Gates, And The W.H.O
Scientific career: Systems biology, Computer science, Scientific visualization, Traditional medicine (wikipedia)
Police smashed a residents door in looking for ‘social gatherings’.
looking for the invisible enemy !
Epic reaction from the guy who’s door was kicked in.
Welcome to the police state.
Superb! A veritable master class in how to deal with Plod when he comes knocking, or knocking down, in this case.
Not so sure. Repeatedly telling plod to fuck off is likely to get you arrested, with prejudice, in many police force areas.
Yes. You might be arrested and accidentally fall down the stairs in the cop shop.
This is actually exactly what the nwo people want, it has all the hallmarks of being well planned with probably some form of foretelling in the distant past like the George Bush NWO speeches on 9-11-90/91. Killing off the middle class this will do and with it their political power. It’s been happening in places like California for decades now with the usury housing costs, this is just the kill off small-medium businesses phase. I can tell you that the local police and ambulances in a small town in the USA are blatantly turning on the sirens and badgering homeless much more than normal, this is just to keep the local populace afraid and give the impression that the CROWN virus is everywhere when it isn’t. ER/hospital is visibly empty like in so many places #filmyourhospital videos prove that even in large places like LA/NYC etc Most likely a trial run too for even more deadly engineered population control “virus'”. The elite judaeo-masons certainly are behind this, but as always there are unintended consequences and their tower of babel will fall just like all the rest have. You can’t fight God and win, it’s just not possible, it’s ridiculous.
Whether Kissinger, Brown, or any of the others quoted. What you see is lots of institutional monkeys in suits, they talk and write above their heads, they all talk the same slick language. The language is designed to impress, they are drunk on power, drunk on hubris, megalomaniacs. Their language being slick establishment clique language, a clique of top-monkeys in suits, in a parrot circuit, trying to impress each other with big words, trying to rule you, they are nothing.
Observe that what they say has this character of being highly multi-interpretable, abstract, both vague and grand, but these are establishment rants, as said, designed to impress, there is no soul in it, no heart, it is subhuman formal language, mechanical parroting of establishments drunk on power and hubris. They have no real vision, they have no heart and soul, they sold it, which is why they are there.
Think this quote from an RT user sums the current charade up perfectly: ” Quarantine is the restriction of sick people’s movements. Tyranny is the restriction of healthy people’s movement.”
This is the article it appears below: https://www.rt.com/uk/485665-british-police-fascist-coronavirus-picnic/ Subtle these ppl ain’t, they couldn’t be any more in-your-face about their intentions.
As per the self-inflicted rules, this retirement village, even in Winter, wouldn’t allow the [elderly] residents to dry their washed clothes on the balcony. Most don’t have an electric dryer, so they use those portable air clothes dryers next to an open door or window to dry their washed clothes. Clothes detergents are not made for this situation. Residents must breathe the various chemicals evaporating which include chemical fragrances as well as the cleaning agents that are left on the clothes. Drying clothes inside increases mildew growth in the dwelling. There are instructions that say these detergents/chemicals should not be used indoor/inhaled.
The vast majority of these residents vote to ‘preserve the character of the village’ and not allow the hanging of clothes on the balcony (even if placed lower than the balcony railing). They would not allow the use of the sun to dry their clothes. Everyone knows, the sun is a super ideal germ killer. It is common in Winter that it takes two days and sometimes more for the clothes to dry indoor. These residents go to the doctor suffering from loss of lung capacity and other disorders. The doctors assure them these are normal signs of ageing and tell them, the government wouldn’t allow chemicals in household products if these chemicals are dangerous.
File under what? Idiocracy?
And mold is thought to be a major contributor to lung diseases.
A battle of common sense versus idiocy. Not new, Rousseau’s natural man versus the decadent, moralistic, twisted, perverted, etc. Rousseau took for example the lower classes of his times, as representative of being more natural. But in our consumerist times, the decadence, the absence of common sense, the fanatic moralism, the twisted and perverted can be found in all layers of society.
“Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing”
Everybody stop breathing!
Once again, the MSM leaking BS from politically connected “experts”, when direct source public health guidance, backed by scientific evidence says otherwise.
Note the WHO’s statement about the use of PPE and the need for rigorous procedures involving their use and contrast this with the magico-religious use of masks by members of the general public.
All the personal development training to project voice onto the audience can now be put into the service of spreading the new virus.
The loudest become a superspreader of viruses. On the positive side, the loudest (americans?) become the easiest to spot and avoid.
As a character said in reaction to a particularly unlikely transformation in The Thing, “You’ve got to be f@@@ing kidding!”
Off topic, but if anyone wants to see the Labour leaked report.
The PDF is here.
Sickening drivel. I recommend everyone read it and never ever vote Labour again.
Over 800 pages of this crap. And I see a repetition of that devious misdirection about Chris Williamson:
Note the weasel wording there. Strictly speaking the statement is correct but it implies that Williamson was defending actual anti-Semitism. But he was complaining about the CHARGE of anti-Semitism.
Williamson fought back against The Gods Upon the Earth, so purging him became a priority, and Corbyn did nothing to support him. The penalty for telling the truth about the Zionist witch-finders is social execution, and it will never stop.
What an amazing report. It points out the total hypocrisy of the bliarirtes. Democracy is something they do NOT ascribe to.
The link now says ‘url signature expired’.
If you go to Chris Williamson’s Twitter feed, quite a few people have given a variety of links to it. I think the idea is that if it’s spread far and wide, Starmer will have a harder job of brushing it under the carpet. I’ve downloaded a copy. I also emailed it to the contact address for Off-G. I’m hoping they will address the issue in due course. I suppose it’s a bit of a distraction from the lockdown crisis.
Journalist Jonathan Cook said it best when he wrote, “Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus – of us.” https://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2020-03-24/coronavirus-terrified-us/
the bed blockers are gone
many homeless are gone just gone.
to liverpool care pathway for all.
the old will not be treated the infirm not worth the effort
protect the young in times of crisis
protect the tavistock nhs
nhs is all
you are nothing
this brave new world see how it shines
hippocrates hippocratic oath
sorry not in times of war
choices must be made social credit scoring highlighting the useless eaters.
embrace your sickness and disease it is your medal soldier.
your role is to die at home
if you are in nhs let nil by mouth be your watchword
sacrifice yourself for the greater good.
fresh air sunlight vitamins d and massive doses of vit c anre dangerous for you.
darkness dust human danda sickly rooms offer many health effects.
every cull is necessary of the herd
do your bit goy
protect the nhs
liverpool care pathways over blighty
do your bit
What seems to be happening is this. The financial crisis of 2008 never ended because the bill was never paid. Whenever the economy congeals (because there’s not enough money to support fairytale asset prices) another round of bailouts comes due. The sovereign power is not monarchs or politicians. It is bankers. See John Titus if you don’t understand this.
The bankers knew they could not pull off another 2008 bailout so close to the last one without massive protest. The primary action here is not Covid it is the transfer of wealth. Thus the diversion. Bill Gates is part of a banker family and thus part of that class by heritage, allegiance and wealth. Bill Gates has given $9 million to The Guardian and $49 million to the BBC. They ensure that Covid dominates the news cycle, distracting from the wealth transfer.
Financial illiteracy on the part of politicians and journalists doesn’t help. Few of them could hold the most basic conversation about the bailout. They simply don’t understand it and prefer to ignore matters financial. Journalists who talk about money get demoted. Financial literacy is a badge of shame in the MSM because everybody know that business journalists don’t understand the real world / sarc. Licking the arse of politicians is what gets you promoted.
Only those few journalists who understand the way power and economies entwine, such as Peter Hitchens, who observed this in the Soviet Union, and a few alt journalists who know that finance drives politics, are telling us what is happening. Everybody else is sleepwalking into the theft of their livelihood. There is a good chance those precious middle class homes and pensions will collapse in value. Only at that point will the majority wake up – and it will be too late.
Last time the net result was a massive transfer of public assets into private hands.
This time it’s a transfer of the publics private assets into the same hands.
(I posted this with a link, but it appears to have disappeared into cyberspace)
From the House of Representatives, Thomas Massie:
“The stimulus package that just passed is the biggest wealth transfer from common folks to the super-rich (Wall Street and bankers)
in the history of mankind.
Done in the name of a virus with $1200 checks as the cheese in the trap.”
The BBC have just announced that this will never end, the surveillance state is going to last forever and we must change how we live, Isolated from each other, political demonstrations banned and total tracking of us and everyone we meet, a total police stare.
The state have declare war on their populations. It is up to you how you react but they are now out of the shadows with a gun in the form of a virus pointed at our heads. It could not be more clear.
It will end when we make it end. Cue Shill Corbett to tell us that we won’t be able to.
It’s not down to “shill” Corbett to tell you what to do.
It seems to me that they are trying to provoke a revolution – but on their terms.
Scary! I am in the target age of being vulnerable to flu, or coronavirus, or whatever, as I am over 70. I would actually prefer to take my chances with my immune system fighting off whatever attacks me, as it has been doing my whole life, rather than subjecting the whole world being quarantined, locked in their houses, all to protect the likes of me from getting ill. You don’t die from old age alone, but your body does get weaker and something eventually gets you, that is just simply life.
I don’t know if Corbett is exaggerating the danger of the powers that may be enslaving us, but I would gratefully prefer that the governments stopped being such know-it-alls and just leave the rest of us alone!
linus pauling and dr cameron wrote a book about vitamin c
take min 8 grams a day when sick double or treble the dosage
I do dreble the drosage to keep Dr adray
Thankfully, in this country there are stringent laws referring to the ownership of firearms but in the USA virtually anyone has right to possess almost any type of gun from a handgun to a full blown automatic assault rifle. It’s in their written constitution that they have a right to bear arms in times of emergency. Since this crisis pandemic was announced sales of firearms in the USA have skyrocketed for, I believe, small town America expects the science fiction scenario of a dystopian state where communities will cut themselves off to protect themselves from an unseen enemy and use force of arms if necessary. All good news for the NRA and the gun lobby. So yes, Will, it truly is scary with somebody like Donald Trump calling the shots (no pun intended).
Maybe better that than having a real life 1984 to contend with?
Thankfully my arse. You are aware the right to bear arms was/is in the UK’s Declaration of Rights ? The Yanks stole all our best ideas …
Very funny, topical article, combining CV with the Easter resurrection story: https://babylonbee.com/news/roman-authorities-investigating-jesus-for-violating-stay-in-tomb-order
just like Bojo resurrection
Can’t wait for The Ascension. Launch the blighter into space!
And on the third day he rose again in accordance with the scenario…
Any1 else think a mass protest like this is a good way to go? Show our total contempt for the scum’s pathetic, transparent attempt to gain total control of our lives. Well worth looking thru the rest of Peekay’s vids, he’s a based dude, think his nick comes from the gr8 Bollywood movie called PK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZJ-JE9RWRQ
contempt will not suffice, the corporate powers and the Oligarchs who own them are playing hard ball. Coronavirus epidemic is just the beginning.. there is just around the corner gird control by G5, which is crowd control weapon made into IoT.
Its the beginning of putting all governing power in the hands of monopoly power embedded in privately owned corporation. The Oligarchs have discovered the governed masses are waking up.. but the article is about grid control.. I have been speaking about that since the Iraq war, the actors in government are war criminals in charge of the nation state system; they conduct crimes against all humanity daily.
The nation state system is the grid..it divides 8 billion people into 206 nation states. Each grid square is divided again and again and again in to not only yet more sub grids(states, counties, cities, communities, groups all on a single plane but into layer after layer of horizontal grids stacked one on top of each other.. its stack of girds, that the nation state has enabled. division by territory, division by political party, division over issues (I call them the binaries: abortion s/b illegal, yes, no) .. and so forth.. Division by wealth, division by race, division by religion, division by ability, division by commitment, and division by likes and dislikes.. all of it taken in by state approved, privately owned, spy systems and data collection systems. The government is the spy agent for nearly all corporate power.
Its time to do something die now fighting them or leave the earth to the few.
amazing Jason one of the first to hear it this way i also heard this little bit more “in-depth from ananda bosman about the earth checker board grib and how most places have similar building, names and monuments in alignment especially dead co-ops town halls etc etc.if you have anylinks especially about what you wrote please do reply thanks inadvance
Didn’t say it would suffice Jason. Understand you probably used my comment to put your view across, sure you’ve seen some of my earlier comments and know there ain’t any point preaching to the converted.
Nice video. Succinct message. 🙂
The dawn of suspicion from the left?:
Good – and it gets better:
But note that specific reference to THIS virus only occurs twice in the article. At one point it is promising:
But consider the other reference:
Bland presupposition there. No surprise that by the end of the article this virus has become an opportunity for us too!:
Well after all, the virus is politically neutral. It “just happened”.
Consortium News has seen fit to take on board an entertainer as a columnist – exactly what the MSM has been doing to professional journalists for decades: why employ someone who observes the economy for a living when you can just pay a celebrity/chef/comedian to tell us everything’s basically all right.
Lee Camp certainly doesn’t make out anything’s alright with the current situation in the US. He’s fairly astute as far as US political economics goes from what I’ve seen of him.
Forgot to say I also commend Lee Camp massively for his anti-war sentiment, and for regularly speaking out against so much of what his government’s military and related weasels are up to around the world. Anyone familiar with the previous incarnation of The Real News Network (prior to founders Paul Jay and Sharmini Peries being kicked out for actually covering real news that was seemingly too close to the truth, and have recently morphed into another one of the alt media hyping the coronascare hysterics) will be familiar with those Camp likes to reference in his work such as Chris Hedges, Lawrence Wilkerson, Michael Hudson, Cornel West, Abby Martin, Gar Alperovitz, Medea Benjamin, John Pilger, Roger Waters and a fair number of others I have a lot of respect for. I see his style of comedy as way to get a message out to those who wouldn’t be open to it otherwise. And we all need to find more ways to effectively do that.
This fraudster is pushing protectionism, like trump’s camp and all the other far-right loonies of the deep state, under cover of the pretended fight against the non-existent ‘new world order’. The only group that wants world government is the USA and it wants it under it’s imperial control.
This guy is not championing European unity to prevent wars and form a barrier against US Corporate occupation, or managed economic trade and interdependence that increases growth and reduces conflict, no, he points at some evil fantom and claims they are trying to take over the world, a narrative straight out of Mein Kampf and which is a complement to evential war.
These fraudsters need to be called out just as much as the freudsters in our governments.
Well said Jack.
Have you considered the possibility that James Corbett is not a fraudster, but just happens to have a different opinion from you?
I think he – and others – are right to be wary of ‘dystopian NWO developments’. However. I happen to have a more optimistic view thinking, as I do, that current dvelopments are more about the death throes of an old System than the birth pangs of a new one.
To compare James Corbett’s perspective to anything offered in ‘Mein Kampf’ is well…… I can’t think of anything moderate to say so I will leave it at that. You are unaware, I presume, of the work that Corbett has done on the eugenics movement of the early twentieth century, and linking it to current developments.
I have a couple of times in the last several days, in replies to you, illustrated that the EU is a creation of the US deep state in cooperation with European elites. Like this:
“The European Union was born in the bosom of the Central Intelligence Agency: that’s what declassified documents tell us about the origins of the European project and its progress since the Truman administration.
In the midst of the cold war, the United States and its European allies conceived the EU as the political concomitant of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The basic idea was to counterpose a European identity against the “internationalist” ideology of the Soviets and their increasingly powerful fifth columns in the West. The “European Movement,” which was and still is the “grassroots” organization that relentlessly pushed for the creation of a European super-state, was financed to the tune of $1 million a year by the “American Committee for a United Europe” (ACUE), which was founded by Allen Dulles, who was at that point chairing a committee tasked with looking at how to organize the nascent CIA, and William “Wild Bill” Donovan, who had been head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), forerunner of the CIA. Allen Dulles, who would become a CIA’s director, was the Vice President. On the board was Walter Bedell Smith, the CIA’s first director, as well as number of spook-ish figures who played various roles in the American intelligence community at one time or another. Prominent politicians such as Herbert Lehman and businessmen, such as Conrad Hilton, were involved, as well as left-leaning labor leaders, such as David Dubinsky and the ex-Communist Jay Lovestone. CIA agent Tom Braden served as Executive Director.”
You’ll recall that Obama made an unprecedented public Intervention in the cause of ‘Remain’ before Britain’s EU Referendum, where the people decided, against enormous pressure, to leave that organization.
I agree with you on the American Empire, now in its final days, but just as people like MoA, the Saker, and others, have blind spots for Russia and China – so you seem to look at the EU with rose-tinted glasses, although surely the whole Ukraine affair, at the latest, should have disabused you of that.
Powere will always be concentrated to some extent, but it is in our interes to gave powe devolved nd decentralized as far as possible.
there were a few politicians in Europe – mainly in France – who really did wish to make a coordinating Europe of sovereign states independent of that entity we call the US. General de Gaulle was the most prominent of these, as was Chirac later. You will recall France – not Russia or China – led opposition to the invasion of Iraq.
The union as a project predates the CIA, it could be traced to a treaty between Vichy France and Germany. (Perspective here — although France has always been described as an ‘Allied’ nation for most of WW2 it was actually an ally of Germany.) The EU itself seems to be a modern version of the “Europa” vision from that era, the idea of a continuous state and its protectorates extending from the Atlantic to the Urals. Again, depending on your perspective this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just depends on who’s in charge. (The Russians won’t be happy with the “to the Urals” bit but it certainly seems to be where things are headed yet again.)
Thanks for adding – you are right of course.
My perspective is that it doesn’t matter who is in charge. The psychopaths always rise to the top.
Power must be decentralized and dispersed as much as possible.
”Have you considered the possibility that James Corbett is not a fraudster, but just happens to have a different opinion from you?”
That would be nice. but no I don’t, the reason is that you would not push this ‘New world order’ nonsense if you were genuine, and of course it is an idea championed by the US far-right, so fits well with the work of other US shills. Like all of them their detail is excellent, full of great historical facts but the problem starts with the overview. I’m sure hitler was great at analysing the problems of German people in the 30’s, the problem was he blamed the jews for everything.
The rest of you comment about the CIA were ‘challenged’ below, so I won’t go there.
It doesn’t take a crunch moment to detect the whiff coming off controlled opposition. Corbett has stunk for a long time (as has the bait and switch alternative media that is now surprising so many by switching). What Corbett is doing here is called acclimatization. It’s nothing to do with having a different point of view. It’s a perception shaping technique.
I’m not discounting that but it’s also possible that Corbett’s been writing about this for 15-odd years and he’s feeling a bit, “told you so”. It’s not pretty but its understandable.
It’s called acclimatization.
I’ll climb all the time on you’re head if you don’t shut it!
I think Corbett is wrong – too pessimistic, but I don’t doubt that his view is sincerely held.
Obviously I can’t prove that – it’s gut feeling and looking at his past record.
According to Professor Christine Jenkins, in an article in the Guardian, we have no way at present of stopping people from catching Covid-19 pneumonia. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/13/what-happens-to-your-lungs-with-coronavirus-covid-19#maincontent Presumably Professor Jenkins means that people who are vaccinated against seasonal influenza have a lower risk of developing pneumonia whereas since we don’t have a vaccine against Covid-19, there is no telling how the disease will progress in people who catch it. (No mention of cumulative effect of annual flu shots on the immune system, the importance of vitamin D, the huge number of deaths from pneumonia among the elderly even in a “normal” year or anything else to suggest that health is not synonymous with medical care. But I digress.)
It should be noted that long before we had ever heard of Covid-19 there were over thirty different causes of pneumonia, and that in the US ten per cent of admissions for pneumonia are placed in an ICU where the death rate from pneumonia is 25 per cent, mainly among the elderly. https://www.seniorliving.org/health/pneumonia/
According to Dr John Wilson in the same article, this is how pneumonia develops in general.
“The lining of the respiratory tree becomes injured, causing inflammation. This in turn irritates the nerves in the lining of the airway. Just a speck of dust can stimulate a cough.
“But if this gets worse, it goes past just the lining of the airway and goes to the gas exchange units, which are at the end of the air passages.
“If they become infected they respond by pouring out inflammatory material into the air sacs that are at the bottom of our lungs.”
If the air sacs then become inflamed, Wilson says this causes an “outpouring of inflammatory material [fluid and inflammatory cells] into the lungs and we end up with pneumonia.”
He says lungs that become filled with inflammatory material are unable to get enough oxygen to the bloodstream, reducing the body’s ability to take on oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide.
“That’s the usual cause of death with severe pneumonia,” he says.
Obviously, pneumonia is a very nasty disease whether you develop it through Covid-19 infection or otherwise.
Professor Jenkins goes on to say, “People are already trialling all sorts of medications and we’re hopeful that we might discover that there are various combinations of viral and anti-viral medications that could be effective. At the moment there isn’t any established treatment apart from supportive treatment, which is what we give people in intensive care.”
When I was a little girl I used to love the “Anne of Green Gables” series of novels, written in the late nineteenth century. In one, Anne’s young, healthy boyfriend comes down with pneumonia and nearly dies. They sit up all night with him waiting for the “crisis” after which the patient either dies or pulls through. (Gilbert pulled through.)
Incidentally, “crisis” originally meant “decisive point in the progress of a disease.”
One has the impression that a hundred years later, what happens in an ICU is essentially the equivalent of “sitting up” with a patient, keeping the patient hydrated and hoping for the best. In the case of pneumonia, how many extra lives are actually saved by anti-virals, fever-reducing medicines and ventilators? If the protocol at the moment seems to be little more than trial and error, could that not be tried at home? Then hospitals wouldn’t be likely to be overwhelmed and children could go to school and play outside in the sunshine again.
Well said and I totally agree, especially with the kids in the sun. If I remember correctly, one of the main characters (the heroine) of ‘the gilded age’ (from Mark Twain, 19th century) develops pneumonia at the end of the book and nearly dies, which leads to bonding of another main character (the hero) the parents and the whole family after which the hero and heroine live happily ever after. With Covid19 such a finale can no longer be written as now everybody with a cough needs to either recover or die alone in isolation.
And in terms of the Guardian and the professor who airs her unfounded views, all I can say is that I would not even be found dead in that paper.
Well said, it is a disgrace nowadays. Anything published there should be distrusted at BBC-levels. It’s almost like they’re celebrating a big jubilee or special event (201?) at the moment with all the red, white and blue themed layout and text, World War 2 references in every other story topped off with flashing con-of-a-virus panic points.
It shocks me there are people who have read the Guardian for years that have not noticed how it now seems to be reporting from the Twilight Zone the majority of the time. But they are out there. I know a few and have met many more. Truly scary stuff.
“According to Professor Christine Jenkins, in an article in the Guardian, we have no way at present of stopping people from catching Covid-19 pneumonia. ”
Yeah – that’s why bodies are piling up in the streets of Stockholm right now – because of Swedish inaction.
Sorry for the sarcasm Jane – when I read a sentence like that it’s all I’ve got left.
By the way Jane what’s your secret? How do you manage to read the Guardian? I’ve tied it several times in the last couple of weeks and break down after about 30 seconds.
You’re a better ‘kid than me; I gave up years ago. Oddly, it was triggering exactly the same reaction in me that the Daily Mail used to.
You need to know what the mainstream is saying in order to counter it!
And how are you going to achieve that?
Its usually the opposite of what’s going on. Fairly easy really.
The Guardian is a snakepit, a swamp, talking about hygiene and contamination, it should be avoided like the plague.
The more you look and listen to career politicians and the corporate managerial class pontificating their views and instructions to us the more you realise that these are not the kind of people you share a pint with down the local.
…… but they DO know how to skew the english language. Their lies go before them and they WILL be remembered for it.
yes, their language is called “empire” – sound like english/american but is far more dangerous
Ignore the anti-migrant message of the video, celebrate the resistance.
Ah – Schweinehund – or is it Schweine mit hund. Meine German ist nicht gut these days.
That’s ahuge difference.
It’s almost as big as the the difference between dying ‘with’ covid-19 and dying ‘of’ covid-19
Meh. If it’s immigrant rioting rather than Belgians, the whole thing will just be blamed on ‘White racism’ and police brutality.
To be honest I almost don’t care.
Resistance to the system increases costs to the System.
Which we all have to pay for.
Or awkward immigrants refusing to get with the programme because they are “not like us”. Personally though, I think it is good that there are people with a lower detonation point, and the authorities are obviously worried reactions might spread.
Watched this brilliant video earlier, James is totally right, this isn’t a test, the scum are trying to implement their evil NWO on the back of this pretty standard CV. I refuse to go along with this *caused by the CV* bs, when it’s our Govts conniving use of it/instilling hysterical fear in so many ppl, which is the problem.
is this what we can expect from the NHS?
even prem babies are now on the covid19 list??
don’t get pregnant in the UK/ don’t go to hospital in the UK because you will never come out – praise the NHS – our latest killing machine – what?????
Great video! Thanks for sharing…
That’s certainly what they want you to think.
Happy Easter Monday.
I suppose no church bells and gatherings yesterday and in these weeks is depressing for these who have cone to rely on such public congregation in their daily lives.
I too, miss my local campanologists practicing Wednesdays and playing Sundays, at the church behind my house – they were getting quite good. They should let one at a time go and practice at least. Bells shouldn’t be quiet! Not across the country.
I think for these of religious mindsets, having their weekly gathering suddenly removed is like kicking the crutch from a lame person – not nice psychologically for them.
I’d like to say cheer up , the weather has returned to a normal bank holiday blustery and cool, life will go on.
Watch Life of Brian – Jesus won’t hate you and you will not end up in hell – have a laugh! It is the best cure for depression. Mars Attacks is good too for these who like their apolcalytics free of religion – hilarious.
Happy Easter Monday, All.
To hell with the church. Why are they not arguing the point that part of the departing of this mortal coil and grieving process is being WITH those who are dying ? Instead, they move their valuables.
Better yet, why are they meekly giving away their right to assemble and worship as they choose? Countless factions and denominations have fought and died to practice as they see fit. If you want to take extra precautions, limit attendance/interaction, live stream service for those in the ‘at risk’ category, etc– fine. Yet so many ‘believers’ of varied stripes have decided that their god no longer requires rituals they once considered essential because we’re “in a health crisis”? Pretty sure a major theme of religion is continuing the faith in good times and in times of trial.
I know, I know– it’s none of my business. Faith is the purview of the individual; religion itself is another tool for social control. I guess all the clips of sacred spaces standing empty being bandied about so cheerfully by the MSM just piss me off. ‘Look how quickly we can change human behavior! Look how quickly we have you all cowering before Corona, the dark and unseen god!’
I am an atheist, but it seems to me the churches that give way to cancelling services because of medical martial law are just admitting that their religious practices are so much boloney. The ones who continue to hold services actually believe in what they preach.
In the context of disease, I find this character from history interesting:
Thanks – interesting.
All without vaccinations, antibiotics or antivirals. In other words, his own immune system saved him, as it has evolved to do.
He was a brave man and probably would have subscribed to the idea that he had a duty and it was up to God whether he lived or died doing it, but fear of death would not stop him.
He was also being harassed by the state while he was doing this. “Pursuivants” earned money by persecuting Catholic priests. I read a biography of Morse. Some of them arrested him in London (there were no police in those days but pursuivants had some police powers) and offered to release him in return for money. Morse went to a Catholic cutlery maker in Bloomsbury to borrow money. The cutler had two Catholic gentlemen lodging upstairs and told them what was happening. They came downstairs with drawn swords and the pursuivants fled.
Speaking as someone brought up and indoctrinated by the Catholic church, I despise the sound of church bells. It depresses me even today. I’m reminded of endless Sundays that started with mass through Sunday school and Sunday dinner on to sitting in the front room in the afternoon (the only time it was ever used) and on to cucumber and fish paste sandwiches, benediction and bed.
Lol that is severe- not being a church goer myself i did help in raising funds for their new bells some years ago and got to know a few over beers after their practice sessions midweek. A ….charming bunch of … individuals. But anyone who appreciates ale is fine in my book. When they get their peel(?) going these bells sing and hum! Quite melodic.
don’t know if this has been posted but take a look:
analysis of WHO and all the other cowboys including the bbc
The ‘global conspiracy’ story is put out as distraction/protection for the very real military Generals and congressmen in the US government, whose names we actually know, and whose activities we could actually change through political pressure and action. So if you pretend the culprits are some shadowy international fantoms you are just pointing at squirrels, providing cover for and protecting the real players.
But we can start by looking at who is providing cover.
The Faux Generosity of the Super-Wealthy: Why Bill Gates is a Menace to Society. If Gates represents a net negative force in world politics, why does he receive such good press? For starters, he makes sizeable donations to a host of mainstream corporate media outlets. https://www.mintpressnews.com/faux-generosity-how-bill-gates-bought-his-power-and-influence/263208/
“The Gates Foundation underwrites the entire Global Development section of the Guardian, and has given the British newspaper over $9 million. Studying its donation database, it transpires it has also contributed over $3 million to NBC Universal, over $4 million to the influential French newspaper, Le Monde, over $4.5 million to NPR, $1 million to Al-Jazeera, and an astonishing $49 million to the BBC’s Media Action program, to name only a few.
— Linsey McGoey, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and author of No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy.
This is a pretty amazing revelation to me at least.
Poe faced hypocrisy is thy real name.
Keep lecturing and drinking the corporate cool aid.
Your thesis is somewhat undermined by the fact this pandemic began in China and the authoritarian ‘response’ is currently being promoted by most developed nations of the world, including Russia.
That is fairly global isn’t it. Shadowy or not.
If the pandemic is a statistical construct – a kind of accountancy trick (as i think it is) then a globally-coordinated plan would make China the ideal setting for the initial “outbreak”. Because an extremely tight control over the flow of information would place the Chinese experience beyond any interrogation. In this way it would serve as the template for subsequent interpretations of the “Covid” symptoms in other parts of the world. Hardly anyone has pointed this out, but the clinical details from Chinese hospitals are quite distinct from those reported in New York. And with wide variation in diagnostic tools in different parts of the world, there is no reason at all to assume that we are looking at one single thing (whether “Sars-CoV-2” or 5g or whatever). It is more likely that the disease processes that are being identified as “Covid-19” are multifactorial conditions of great variability. For example, in the correspondence between northern Italy’s legendary air pollution and the tight clustering of Italy’s cases in this region, how do you untangle the respective contributions of an RNA virus and excessive nitrogen dioxide?
Deary me! Enough of this hysterical pessimism! So the new global order is coming and is irresistible? In the words of Private Fraser – We’re Dooooomed! – Well I beg to differ. This when the break of of the EU seems irresistible; where de-dollarisation and the emergence of a multipolar de-dollarised world seems on the cards. Where the old is dying and the new cannot – yet – be born (Antonio Gramsci)Where national sovereignty seems to be openly challenging globalization. It has been argued that:
”One cannot see the modern world as it is unless one recognizes the overwhelming strength of nationalism. In certain circumstances it can break down, at certain levels of civilization it does not even exist, but as a positive force there is nothing to set beside it. Christianity and international socialism are as weak as straw in comparison with it. Hitler and Mussolini rose to power in their own countries very largely because the recognised this fact and their components could not.” (The Lion and the Unicorn – George Orwell – Collected Essays volume 4)
In a fight between globalization and sovereignty/nationalism I would put my money on the latter. In what we might call the antimonies of globalization hyper-individualism is the Achilles Heel. It runs counter to human nature and finds expression in the inhuman and deeply sick writings of exponents such as Ayn Rand – the doyenne of what is essentially a global cult. Liberalism/Globalization,
” … pays little attention to the fact that human beings are born into and operate in large collectivities, which shape their essence and command their loyalties. Most people are at least partially tribal from the start to the finish of their lives, a point which is largely absent from liberal theory. The nation is the highest-level social group of real significance for the vast majority of people around the world. Nations are large collections of peoples who have much in common and also have a powerful allegiance to the group. Individuals live as members of a nation which fundamentally shapes their identities and behaviours.” (The Great Delusion – John Mearsheimer – p.83)
This is a battle between humanity and a totalitarian death-cult. But the tone – which is not a million miles from here – of much of the critique seems pathetically defeatist. People aren’t as stupid and malleable as you seem to think. Consciousness takes time to develop and we are only at the beginning of this process. This war will be brutal and definitive but its not over until it is over.
There, I’ve had my say.
You are either living on a different Planet, or you aren’t looking at the Herd behavior!
Correct. I suspect that most of them have already rumbled this latest bullshit. It just hasn’t reached expressed public opinion. The MSM of course are blocking it at every point. When they can no longer do so, the struggle will really start with the MSM demonising the skeptics as nuts endangering the public health. That’s when you can expect a wave of vitriol like nothing you have seen before. And there are plenty in the public who will go along with it. Division and rule again.
People aren’t as stupid as you seem to think? Then how come 31m in the UK, and 129m in the US voted for globalisation …which the UK – in the form of the City – is the very epicentre of? You reviewed Shaxson: how do we reverse globalisation without massive value destruction in the globalised economy? Who is going to take the hit: the corporations; the high net worth individuals; or the hyper-individualised people?
And Russia and China want globalisation too. Not have they actively said so: the Eurasian integration project is globalisations new econometric and sociological driver. If they do swap reserve currencies: it is likely to be for a centralised digital currency …with a non-distributed ledger. Which is a Sorosian onanistic fantasy of econometric infinitism …until the environment collapses anyway.
Your idea of the new seems worse than the old to me. Have you read John McMurtry’s Cancer Stage of Capitalism? More life-blind choices of globalised economic actors – who are in fact the biological hosts of the autonomous systemic cancer of econometric infinitism of Progress and Prosperity – can only metastasise the mutant growth faster …not slower.
Alter-globalisation is a myth: along with de-dollarisation …when? …for what? …will it be a life-coherent return to community socialisation for people …who will somehow become more …well, human? Under two alter-neoliberal multi-polar free trade blocs in security competition and vague cooperations of supply and demand econometric infinitisms?
It seems utterly naive to think that more of the same shit will produce anything other than more of the same shit. As for methodological individualism: that is mostly systemic sociological and cultural invention too. Invention for pacification and self-discipline means …and not by ‘them’ alone …but the economically determined behaviourism of ‘us’ in systemic synergy with the autonomic hyper-growth multi-polarised cancer system.
Of which: no one is in charge. It would perhaps be less scary if they were. But ‘they’ are controlled too …purely by the exponential need and internal DNA of valorisation – for the cancer system – or cooperating/competing systems – to grow exponentially. Purely for the sake of growth: with absolutely no return to life value; and consuming everything as disposable means. With two infinitism of carcinogenic growth tumorous blocs in simultaneous cooperation and competition dis-ease? Even Mearsheimer does not think that will remain stable, as I remember it.
The cancer system creates subjectivities that operate it: not subjectivities create the cancer system. It is a closed, reflexive, circular feedforward looping. As such: the Spectacular system has been autonomous since at least when Debord critiqued its nation-state society 50 years ago. The sort of methodological individualist sociology we have had since then was politicised crap: part of the generalised dissolution of social science from methodological holism; economic determinism; and historical specific constructivism into post-Foucauldian louche subpolitical subjectivism. Of which Giddens was the leading light.
By the late ’90s: sociological social science was forbidden from the critique of the economic determinate state of subjectivities …and glorified in the apotheosis of micro-political hyper-individuals to micro-form a ‘state’. A state and civil society that was autonomous from the economy: which was expunged from the conversation in the ”new planetary vulgate” [Bourdieu] of complete and utter subjugation to the neoliberal economy. Which was sacrosanct and immunised from investigation or critique.
So how do we reclaim the nation state? By voting for Starmer, Milliband, and Tony’s old flatmate Charlie Falconer? By waiting for China and Russia to return our national sovereignty to us? By waiting for the end of the dollar – which the UK controls the Euro-markets for – and a return to the sovereign pound? By waiting for the econometrically determined individual agentive consciousness to wait for the fake return of national sovereignty? Wait a sec: weren’t we conned into thinking like that before we got distracted?
I live in Tory central: where I am the only non-neoliberal. I was subjected to much joy and celebration when Boris got elected. He was going to ”get Brexit done” and return us to the sceptred isle we always knew we were. Are these the subjectivities that are going to save us from neoliberal globalisation? I beg to differ: people are every bit as stupid as we seem to think. At least: they are around here.
”People aren’t as stupid as you seem to think? Then how come 31m in the UK, and 129m in the US voted for globalisation …which the UK – in the form of the City – is the very epicentre of?”
Okay so you know the mood of the masses better than I perhaps, but please enlighten me as to where and when these elections actually took place? If you mean Brexit I would argue this was an anti-globalization vote not an endorsement of the status quo. The City of London is certainly the epicentre of globalization and London is the biggest money laundering centre of the world, but outside London and the South East the Brexit vote, which was, I repeat, an anti globalization vote held firm against an unprecedented barrage of media propaganda. Much the same can be said of the US at least in fly-over America. The fight has only just begun but the contours are beginning to take shape. This is going to be a long struggle and our side may not win, but it at least offers some hope, as opposed this abject surrender to forces which are believed to be insuperable and irresistable. The fait accompli is never permanent. And such an approach and adaptation to a static and empircally given reality leads to a fixation which is necessarily sterile.
Human consciousness changes as situations change. Otherwise we would still be living in the stone age. I think that this was what Goethe meant when he said. ”Theory is grey my friend, but the tree of life is green .” Hope springs eternal. The class struggle will continue whether you, I, or anyone else, decides otherwise. I’ll even take Karl Rove’s neat little phrase, ‘We make our own reality’ The bourgeois knows that there is a class struggle is going even if our side doesen’t!
”Only idealists imagine that the world is moved through the free initiative of human thought … as a matter of fact the thought of a society or a class does not take a single step forward unless there is an extreme reason for doing so.” (Leon Trotsky) But they ultimately they do so.
But let’s let Orwell have the last word:
”Temperance tracts, papal encyclicals, sermons against gambling, and contraception, without seeming to hear in the background a chorus of raspberries, from all the millions of common to whom these high sentiments make no appeal. Nevertheless the high sentiments always win in the end. Leaders who offer blood, toil, tears, and sweat, always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. Women face childbearing and the scrubbing brush, revolutionaries keep their mouth shut in torture chambers, battleships go down with their guns still blazing when their decks are awash. It is only that the other elements in man, the lazy, cowardly, debt-bilking adulterer, who is inside of all of us, can never be supressed all together and needs a hearing occasionally. ” (The Art of Donald McGill – Decline of the English Murder and other essays.)
Like I always say – La lotta continua.
I so very much want this to be true. You make a good point about the highest societal group humans can recognize. Globalism doesn’t satisfy the tribal instinct the way nationalism can– there’s no one to ‘other’, to contrast the perceived cultural virtues against. (Not saying this is right, just that it’s human nature.) All the globalists can offer is the eternal internal purge in which the ‘other’ is the unbeliever who does not conform readily or cheerfully enough. An effective purging mechanism, no doubt, but a bit hard to use as a dark mirror for the ‘chosen’ nation.
We are doomed by the ecological Holocaust, which is being forgotten as this bio-warfare attack gone awry grabs our total attention.
Here is what Steve Pieczenik has to say about Dr. Fauci:
Corruption and theft as a driving motivation: The World Health Organization blows $200 million on travel, while the BBC provides cover…
John Martin of the Rough Estimate web site speaks to Jason Goodman of CrowdsourceTheTruth.
It is so absurd that people refer to Trump’s agenda, the ‘jewish agenda’, or the ‘globalists agenda’, I don’t think the guys with most of the money and most of the guns in the world (the US state) is interested in follow anyone else’s agenda, other than their own.
If Trump keeps listening to Dr Tony Fauci a rabid Jesuit then America is in deep trouble.
Trump is the ‘good cop’ to his ‘bad cop’, many seem to have fallen for the pantomime. The aganda will not change because Trump plays the fool.
Are you not referring to the ‘Rockafella Skank’, Rockafellas blueprint/wet dream in pushing an agenda on the back of a Pandemic?
Scare porn bite: “Another celebrity dies of the virus!”
Reaction: “Another one? Is every fucking celebrity death these days from the virus? Is every fucking death in total from the virus?”
Scare porn bite: “Anyone coughing even thirty feet away through a big double stack of shelves can result in your contamination!”
Reaction: “So every time I’m in a shop and someone coughs at the other end, I’m dead?”
Eventual public reaction: “Oh fuck off! We’ve all lost our jobs anyway. So it’s a choice of shivering in paranoia and dying in our homes or catching this thing the moment we let our guard down! We’re gonna step outside! We’re gonna embrace each other and cough all over each other! Bring it on!”
George Mc – if this MSM hysteria continues perhaps soon it will come to pass that if due to the lockdown one is so unlucky as to be beaten to death by an abusive spouse you are trapped indoors with 24/7 – or if one loses one’s job and house and in despair commits suicide – such deaths will all simply be lumped in together as yet more – “Corona-fatalities” – “see – we told you it was ‘deadly!'”
I made this exact same comment when we discussed whether or not the turkey lunch-meat would be good for another day.
“Well, if we’re all dead tomorrow, we’ll know it was the turkey.”
“Don’t be silly, we’ll be counted as corona fatalities.”
There is no such thing as a ‘globalist agenda’, there are only Empires.
And the only game in town today is American hegemony, backed up by a vast military industrial complex, an omni-present surveillance machine and multiply layers of administration. It is absurd that I need to define it, but it has a vast propaganda capacity via it’s ‘think tanks’ & universities pumping out political, economic and scientific research, which it uses to influence the direction of travel in their own economic interests. That ids in addition to spreading their message via diplomacy, captive world media, NGO’s, pressure groups, lobbying groups and individual CIA agents on the ground monitoring all business, military and political activity in its client states and rising enemy countries.
All funded off the back off the unit of international exchange, made compulsory under threat of military or political destruction, the dollar.
Set against all that raw power, you claim there is a conspiracy called the ‘globalist agenda’, a theory which has its root in Adolf Hitlers own ‘jewish conspiracy’ of the 1930’s and which is now pushed by the puppets of the US deep state, far-right, alt-right christian, white supremacist groups in the US and their agents overseas
This story is just camouflage, a deceit intended to whitewash the US our of geopolitics and international affaires in the mind so f the average joe, at a time when Washington is setting the political agenda around the world.
You make this claim when there are no structures, no military and no visible political party acting under the banner of a ‘new world order’ or capable of doing anything you claim.
US Oligarchs are the senior civil servants of American imperial interests, just as much as their military generals are and as the managers of the East India company were. They are not allowed or would not want an independent agenda. If you asked them they would tell you they are proud Americans and citizens of the greatest country in the world.
The US currently follows an internationalist global corporate economic model, which manufactures in the cheapest country to make the most profits. If that changes, due to a collapse in it’s own economy or due to a change of climate in Washington, it will be a political decision made by the empire, not a sudden failure of the ‘globalists’ agenda as you claim.
People would understand the world better by reading Roman history and the history of the British Empire and its East india company rather than Mein Kampf, which seems to inform this anti-intellectual nonsense.
The average man in the street doesn’t follow world diplomacy, geopolitics and the infighting, extortion, looting and blackmail happening every day in the battle between empires. He doesn’t see the USA in action because the media hide its every action, which gives you the opportunity to fill that information void with you silly Nazi fantasy, distracting them from the elephant in the room, which the controlled media are busy dressing up as a cuddly benevolent bear.
I charge you (an American) of trying to hide US empire, it’s ambition and its methods behind a spooky fantasy, which has no foundation in reality, unlike the 800 US American military bases around the world and the corrupt Washington elite which are very real and a very dangerous threat to the world.
Good post Jack. If God was a psychiatrist America would never be off his couch.
This is a most unfortunate comment. I suspect it means you’ll shortly be following Louis Proyect out the door. There’s a lot here I could quibble with, but let me focus on two things in particular:
You have backwards, I’m afraid. It is the American Empire that is the tool of the oligarchs, not the other way around.
Now that’s a true statement, and the key word there is ‘follows’, meaning that the US is currently under the control and direction of an “internationalist global corporate economic model” — just as your country is, no doubt, too.
In brief: the current American Empire is really just the British Empire, Part II. It isn’t controlled by the American people, any more than the British Empire was controlled by the British people. The so-called ‘democracy’ that exists in these countries is an utter and total sham.
You’ll need to provide me with historical precedents for your comments. What you describe has never existed and there is no evidence that it exists now. Until then your story is a great cover story and distraction for the most obvious of US imperial ambitions.
Singapore, a classic city state technocracy, offers interesting insights. https://youtu.be/HHHWlJZ0HkA?t=459
They are already asserting that it is the social distancing, the quarantine/lock down, police state that has resulted in the number of fatalities falling short of their own exaggerated warnings. Expect more of this.
Of course! But how are they going to explain Sweden or Belarus? That’s the question.
They wouldn’t do that …………. would they ?
From Dylan’s “It’s All Good”
Loved that article short & to the point most excellent, not so keen on the original source, Corbett. But hes right I was thinking about this, this morning when out for my permitted exercise period before the days incarceration.
Some seem to think this virus will be the catalyst for a popular socialist resurgence, there could be nothing further from the truth, we’re going to see even bigger corporatism & greater restrictions on travel for the unwashed, this is the last gasp for socialism before its dies! Inequality is only going to get worse from here on.
Disobedience will not be tolerated………
Fair play, he pissed all over the pig.
That boy can run!!
Isn’t the penalty for running from s US cop death by gun shot in the back ?