Like everyone, I would love to live in a pollution-free world. I would love to see human civilization strike a balance with nature and at the risk of sounding like a naïve idealist, I sincerely do believe that this is ultimately our destiny as a species.
My personal experience has led me to the conclusion that we have only failed to achieve this paradigm as a species due to the system (and cultural influence) of oligarchism which has managed to stubbornly sink its claws parasitically onto its host for a few too many generations- corrupting and perverting everything that it dominates.
Due to the pervasiveness of oligarchism, mass exploitation, wars and pollution have lain waste to ecosystems and countless human lives alike, and as the neo-liberal order continues to careen towards the inevitable breakdown of a 2 quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble which our un-repentant decades of decadence has caused, very serious choices will need to be made.
False Remedies to the Oncoming Meltdown
Many false solutions will be presented as society wakes up to the burning building it is trapped in, and unless our minds have become aware of those false solutions, (not to mention those arsonists managing this fire from the top), then many well-intentioned souls from all walks of life may sign onto their own death warrants and accidentally usher in a solution far worse than the disease they sought to remedy.
Before you, dear reader, accuse me of being overly dramatic in my claims, let me bring your attention to a June 3rd event sponsored by the World Economic Forum (WEF) entitled The Great Reset featuring impassioned calls by leaders of the IMF, World Bank, UK, USA, corporate and banking sector to take advantage of COVID-19 to shut down and “reset” the world economy under a new operating system entitled the Green New Deal.
WEF founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab said:
“the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions… Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”
Schwab’s message was amplified by Prince Charles who gushed over this golden opportunity to radically modify human behaviour in ways that decades of environmentalism have failed to accomplish when he said:
“We have a golden opportunity to seize something good from this [COVID-19] crisis. Its unprecedented shockwaves may well make people more receptive to big visions of change,”
While the World Economic Forum is usually known as a forum of global corporate elites, this organization branched out in recent years to become a leader in global pandemic coordination as a co-sponsor of the creepy October 2019 Event 201 and has embraced leaders of typically “anti-capitalist” resistance groups like Greenpeace who now speak regularly at their events.
Jennifer Morgan (current head of Greenpeace) stated at the event:
We set up a new world order after World War II… We’re now in a different world than we were then. We need to ask, what can we be doing differently? The World Economic Forum has a big responsibility in that as well—to be pushing the reset button and looking at how to create well-being for people and for the Earth.”
So is this definition of international wellbeing truly what it appears? Or does something more nefarious lurk under the surface? How can we know?
Those who are ignorant to their history will easily believe the cover story they are being fed by the players managing the World Economic Forum. The cover story is as follows: A new system was shaped during a two-week conference in Bretton Woods New Hampshire 1944 under the leadership of Franklin Roosevelt and this was designed to export the New Deal program which reconstructed America after the Great Depression to the rest of the world. Since our current crisis demands a new system in a similar manner as the world needed a reset in 1932 and again in 1945, so too must we do so again.
On the surface this is all true. But here’s the rub…
FDR’s New Deal was premised around:
- Stopping a bankers’ dictatorship in 1933 when he singlehandedly torpedoed the Bank of England/League of Nations’ London Conference
- imposing mass regulation on Wall Street speculators under Glass-Steagall laws and the broad bank acts that broke up megabanks, created the SEC, protected legitimate savings and put hundreds of elite bankers on trial under the Pecora Commission
- launched vast infrastructure projects under the Tennessee Valley Authority, Rural Electrification projects, Grand Coulee Dam, Hoover Dams etc which increased the national productive powers of labor turning America into a FULL SPECTRUM agro-industrial economy capable of constant growth, and
- fought valiantly to guarantee those same capabilities to all nations of the world in total opposition to the British Empire.
Today’s Green New Dealers use the form and name of FDR’s historic precedents but are totally committed to the opposing goals.
Under the global response mechanisms being proposed by the oligarchs running the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset strategy, green energy grids designed to lower the world temperature by two degrees within 30 years by de-carbonizing society will have the effect of reducing the productive powers of labor of all nations rather than increasing those powers as the original New Deal had done.
Meanwhile, Cap and Trade/Carbon pricing mechanisms designed by the Bank of England and the Carney/Bloomberg Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures promise to create financial incentives to reduce the world population potential by deconstructing the industrial economic order needed to sustain the nearly 8 billion souls on the surface of earth currently.
In a recent speech to the City of London the former head of the Bank of England who now leads Boris Johnson’s Climate Finance team said:
Achieving net zero emissions will require a whole economy transition – every company, every bank, every insurer and investor will have to adjust their business models. This could turn an existential risk into the greatest commercial opportunity of our time.”
Carney, who also happens to be the architect of the Central Bankers Climate Compact, has previously threatened destruction on all businesses that refuse to conform to the new green standards which he and his controllers wish be imposed upon the world saying:
the firms that anticipate these developments will be rewarded handsomely. Those that don’t will cease to exist”.
While the new reset green system promises to feature more regulations onto finance, will those regulations be controlled by sovereign nation states in the interests of the general welfare of their people or by private central banks in the interests of an oligarchical elite obsessed with control, balance, and keeping nations gullible, confused, divided, depopulated and impoverished?
I think you can figure this out for yourself.
The only form of a legitimate Great Reset that will protect people, nations and reduce the influence of the financial oligarchy WHILE actually protecting the environment in the long-run is tied to the modern International New Deal known as the Belt and Road Initiative. By creating a new system of finance tied to long-term development, agro-industrial growth of full-spectrum economies across the world, China and its allies have taken up the torch which was dropped by Franklin Roosevelt’s early death on April 12, 1945. Any arrangement for a new economic reset would have to adhere to the proven principles of anti-fascist political economy that have been proven to work in the past and continue to work in the present.
A powerful start to this reset would involve President Trump agreeing to an emergency summit of Russia-China and the USA followed by a five-nation summit featuring the UK and France under the guidelines set forth by President Putin in January 2020 and reiterated again weeks ago.
Originally published at Strategic Culture
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It is interesting that belatedly some of the foremost green activists have started to expose the lies and the intentions of the extremist green lobby.
See what Michael Shellenberger has to say on the attached link, now that at long last he has begun to see what is happening behind the curtain:
That the current US led Oligarchic parasitic system is a disaster, for all but the few, I doubt is in question. But is embracing the Chinese Social Credit Belt and Road initiative the answer. Most alt media seems to say yes. I agree it is a brilliant system for China, embedding itself as the worlds factory, but what great benefits are there to the client states? Exchanging their discounted produce for Chinese infrastructure loan? Sounds like just a rework of the IMF.
Read another article today about US funded opposition in Thailand, yes definitely for the US benefit. But against who? A military junta that rules by decree rather badly, has rigged all elections and are buying billion baht gulf streams for its generals. Thai governments are notoriously corrupt but the current one is also completely incompetent. But they are pro-Chinese, that seems to be their only positive attribute.
What is worse the devil you know or the devil you don’t? In reality neither is palatable and all these systems work for the rich one way or another. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
What benefits are there for the “client states”?
Investment on equitable terms, greater prosperity and economic development, mutual respect, non interference in its partners’ politics. Those are a few obvious benefits to be going on with. Compares quite favourably with the kleptocratic looting, raping and pillaging of entire countries, economic terrorism of the US Regime and its yapping poodles like the UK. China doesn’t really go in for mass murder and mayhem on an epic scale like our Exceptional And Indispensable chums. Too busy making money doing deals for their own benefit and the benefit of their partners.
It must be a long way from where you are to people on the ground along the BRI’s various on- and off-silkroad tracks. You know, people people? Perhaps your shortwave radio is fritzed? Have you ever heard of ‘quantum entanglement’? It’s what Einstein called “spooky action at a distance”, as when Xi farts in Beijing and Donald holds his nose in Trump Tower.
Roubini, in print:
and on tv:
Forget about Trump.
Years ago, Gore Vidal predicted that the next great depression would usher in either an FDR or an Oliver Cromwell.
So the author’s big idea is to combat the globalist reset by instead subordinating the US to the Chinese Belt and Road initiative designed to rope in all the economies of the world to subservience to the Chinese??????
Not thank you.
As an alternative, re-elect Trump, return to using deregulation, tax reform, treaty reform, border control and rebuilding our infrastructure to Make America Great Again with the most solid, futuristic, effective economy in the world and let all the other countries foolish enough to buy into the Globalist Reset or the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative go bankrupt as we prosper and begin the expansion into space while building our alliance of Classical Liberalism free nations around us – hopefully including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the Western Hemisphere nations and perhaps the sane parts of Europe.
Reset? I’ll give you reset, think this development in reverse:
Yes all true , and a possible solution too .
Unfortunately the people in charge are hell bent on excluding Russia etc .
Trump may have started with good intentions but it sure looks as though he’s become the demolition man for one faction or another now .
The DC corruption and the agendas of the WEF UN etc etc ensure that TINA .
People seem generally incapable of reading the seriousness of the present situation . There are no political means at our disposal to exert any leverage on the ruling mob . Big solutions is all that matters now to these people and if you’re not a believer get out of the way .
Where is the critical analysis of whats going on from any positively influential politician / media editor etc ?
Hurrah we’re saved!
Pretty naive about FDR and his New Deal huh?
These sort of sweeping regulation are always intended to further centralize and concentrate economic and political power, and always get sold to the public as doing the oppisite. It’s true now and it was absolutely true for FDR’s New Deal. The way they propagandize the policies may be different, but their effect (and the intent for those really pulling the strings) is exactly the same.
Parastical bastards the lot of them. The World Economic Forum and their sycophantic hangers on; the 0.01%.
So this is where we are at, all literally standing on the edge of the cliff. I believe the majority still can’t see the cataclysmic economic meltdown coming – even After months of lockdowns and tens of millions losing their jobs and many businesses being closed because of the panicdemic.
Wrong Kind Of Green has also done excellent work on uncovering the ramifications of the Green New Deal. Good article Matthew.
‘What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’
The Nietzschen principle rings out across the EU!
For whom do they toll?
‘Merkel said the British departure had changed the balance among the remaining 27 members and created a new dynamic’.
Anyone else? Yup the old Atlantic Alliance whores (‘frugal four’!!) and the new wannabe prostitutes, Hungary and Poland.
‘.. a rule of law mechanism…with agreement to be made by a qualified majority of member states.’
That for dumb BrexShiteers is game, set and match point for the EU’s continued evolution towards a ever closer Union – with the creation of what everyone has been saying was impossible to do!
It took merely 5 days, after 5 months of Covid and 5 years of BS’ers and 50 years fighting off the Atlantists infiltration and their alt-right trillionaire funded ‘kipper’ clone mobs.
Yes, the EU can ‘borrow’ collectively ; Yes, it can be ‘magic money’ to helicopter it where it is needed;
The shattered ‘red wall’ will now witness the Corbynite 7/10 ‘good EU’, could and has been improved, to at least 8/10. That it was possible and the EU is not going to abandon its poorest, nor self destruct at the hands of the bankers of the world – even if they were able to get a few hundred billion in ‘loans’ this time. The massive grants have been sounded like Joshuas horns around their ancient City’s walls, as cracks spread through them – its great plan to survive and rule as a offshore island fortress Singapore on Thames – defeated by the masterful muttis wiles to install rule of law by a qualified majority!
If you think the EU’s deal with itself is anything like game, set and match for anything but ongoing state→superstate financialized globalization rule as usual, its conditional ‘grant’ component notwithstanding (the clue is in the c-word), it’s time you hired another scullery maid to assist your empire-building cook.
I’ll expand on that with a semantical question for the full-cover health insured: since when did ‘copay’ and ‘pre-existing condition’ make any sort of meaninful ‘insurance‘ (sic) policy, in any significant way different from a ‘user-pays-all-pre-mortem’ level contribution, for any except the ‘pre-existingly constipated*’ (a.k.a. the ‘blithe 1%’)?
* Freud, Sigmund; quod vide
I’m flumuxed. I must admit a usual state of affairs given the lack of Journalism from MSM.
The WHO and connected visionaries, saw the time of a ‘Real Pandemic’ that may befall us and with fellow ‘Well Meaning’ and ‘For the Greater Good’ types have managed to take advantage of the oppourtunities offered by Covid to possibly restruture the World in their particular capitalist, oligarchy vision of beauty.
They created a report which identified ‘The Pandemic’ and things that need to be in place to effectively manage such a threat to human civilisation………………………..
Where is the section on Law. You know the law to prosecute those who ‘may’ of released the virus accidently or on purpose.
Where is the section on Law covering Drug and Pharmaceutical malpractice? Both the WHO and Lancent need to be in the dock over this one.
If the Pandemic is a’THING’ were is the LAW to punish those guilty of causing it, profitting from it, lying about all aspects of it and those threatening whistleblowers?
Where is The Pandemic Whistleblowing Law?
Where is the False Claims Act (Qui Tam) Law?
Surely this should be one of the laws promoted by the WHO/UN for all countries to impliment, on the grounds, that where large sums of money are concerned, some connected individuals are always willing to rip off The State.
…that final paragraph suggests that one controlling oligarchy gets to decide our future…as long as “we” sit back and allow these sophisticated halfwits to live out their fantasies then “our” situation will continue on the downward trend….this corruption will end only when a change of mind-set is employed….just my take…!!
Just been hugged by my 80 yrsr old neighbour it felt wonderful. All this mask wearing is depressing I can only fight the machine take my own soap solution spray no chemical sanitizers for me making my own light weight white masks and writing slogans on them. Keep family friends and community close.
A great financial reset will happen but not with the dollar and Fed/BoE/City, the fronts of the gangster global robber barons and they know it. They couldn’t even destroy the Euro amongst many failures in recent decades.
the GND has been planned as the basis of the THEIR financial reset, the PR campaign created the religion of XR and its Elfin goddess as the fantasy to unite the world to follow once again THEIR plans. As has happened for centuries. SelfAggrendising racist imperialist snobs.
Unfortunately for them, the majority of the world’s population on most of the Earths land mass – now have a alternative choice.
The dollar and it’s Barons planned Reset system are equally doomed as their Old Empire and Financial Control. as soon as countries representing billions of people start trading with their own currency and settling bank transfers away from the western setup and controlled Settlement Organisation, all semblance of still being in charge and ‘we are only saving the planet for all’ exceptionalism and hypocrisy is falling like a house of cards.
They will only be able to sanction companies that are still using their financial systems. How you going to stop Coca-Cola wanting to sell into China (and the rest)?
The Empire is dead. Long live the new empire.
How to not to stop Coca Cola selling to Nazis? Fanta.
All these worrying world events and intrigues and scandals are likely to put ordinary people into a state of hopeless fear unless they can see the bigger picture.
It’s only by keeping in mind this bigger picture that a thinking person can now avoid being driven to despair, believing that those currently in power have got things so tightly sewn up that there is no hope that the public in general can ever do anything about it.
And that bigger picture is, that more of the public are now thinking and analysing world events and being politically active more than ever before in human history.
Whether they are right about everything is also not essential for this bigger picture, it’s just that so many millions are searching and investigating and discussing at all, that is the key and unprecedented event in human history, and of course the Internet is right now the key part of that.
On discussion and news sites like this at many places round the global Internet one sees numerous people expressing, with often considerable eloquence and analytic power, their various takes on world events, and very often complaining that the “sheep” are all falling for the official mainstream propaganda, and despairing as to whether they can ever wake up.
But that viewpoint overlooks the fact that millions like themselves are now not mutely accepting sheep, but if they consider it briefly, will generally realise whose parents and generations before them almost certainly mostly were.
That’s always how it is when someone thinks they have made a breakthrough in understanding, and think their fellow humans are far behind them, and despair that it seems to take the rest so long to catch up.
Those who do “alternative news” to so speak, are thus also put into the position of “prophets”, who feel that they are somewhat lone or little believed voices who have the real truth, but cannot necessarily persuade others, and especially not the majority, that they are right.
So I think everyone who wants to see more justice and freedom in society needs to realise we are not going to solve these problems overnight; making the world a much better and saner place is going to take a very long battle, just as most freedoms won by the public all through history took a long struggle by the masses to attain.
The thing I think we need to realise most, is that the likely reason for this intensified global outbreak of authoritarianism, under the excuse of the virus, is that the powers-that-be are in fact getting very nervous indeed, due to the mass resistance to their projects and programs like globalisation and so on. Which resistance was shown clearly by the rejection of the EU by Britain in the referendum, and the election of President Trump, both of which were votes for nationalism, so against “globalist agendas” generally.
So that is what insecurity authorities do – take over the top actions, as we are seeing now, trying to assert their power, to make them feel in control, when in fact they know very well much if not most of the population is against them.
Loss of confidence in the various authorities, especially politicians, has been growing for a very long time, and in fact, the behaviour of the various authorities over this virus is likely to make much larger parts of the population far more sceptical of the government and other authorities than ever, so is quite likely going to backfire on these authorities massively, so that the “great reset” that is on its way is not necessarily the one they are planning.
This authoritarianism we are seeing now is not new however, it has been growing for a long time, as the authorities have become more and more scared of the growing taste for freedom and the pursuit of happiness amongst the masses, which actually in previous generations before even WWII, was mostly the privilege of only the wealthy and rich, such as the ability to travel internationally for pleasure.
So a major fight like this, of authoritarianism versus freedom, of the small minority trying to control the other nearing 8 billion in almost every way, was inevitable sooner or later, and until this fight materialised, it could not be won by either side.
If the public can win this mainly ideological war against the elite, I don’t think you can rule out a lot of people may even have to die in public protests and demonstrations before that victory, because such a victory could change the future course of human history forever – real democracy and real freedom for ordinary people, they never really had before.
But the apparently fundamental human desire for freedom and justice suggests, that however bloody this fight has to be, the masses will win it eventually, and this time, with a much more enlightened population, who will be alert to just replacing one set of despots with another, which has been the case in so many previous revolutions.
So the authorities may well be forcing face masks on the public for the moment, but in due course, the mess they have caused is going to cause a lot of them to be unmasked permanently and also kicked out of their jobs.
I’ll be very surprised indeed if Boris Johnson is still PM this time next year, my best guess is once all the flak starts coming from all the job loss and economic collapse caused by the lockdown, his own party will be disowning him and claiming they never supported his measures, as they find a way to replace him and step into “the dead man’s shoes.”
If you look at the BTL comments in much of the right wing media, it is clear that millions of Conservative supporters are now turning against Mr Johnson (Labour is currently clearly ahead in the voting intention polls), so I think that he has not quite realised yet that he has been set up as a scapegoat, and they are going to pin the blame on him for this, and Mr Johnson is going to find a lot of his own party are suddenly doing a lot of “social distancing” around him, which he did not request, and will not enjoy any more than the rest of us are enjoying him forcing the face masks on us.
No world leader is going to get away with what they have done to the public, not even the Chinese I suspect, who already have most Western nations against them.
Wow @nouserid that is one beautifully written comment… the perfect companion to this finely crafted article… Thank you and our author, Matthew Ehret <3
Too late.Last night the NHS was handed to the American insurance companies who will be salivating over the prospect of the huge amounts of money it brings them.
As soon as the Brexit voting was done in 2016 the Guardian kindly posted a picture of David Cameron enjoying a game of basketball with Dubya, both all smiles of course.
No one dared comment or couldn’t see the vote was not about the EU, but all about selling off what’s left of British institutions to the highest bidder.
The media blackout regarding this is shocking. Just wait till the plebs cotton on.
There is much truth in this. Except that Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and much of the present British government were leading the Brexit Leave campaign. And Johnson began to usurp democracy months before the coronavrus, on the pretext of Brexit.
So there is a major contradiction here in suggesting that Brexit was somehow an exercise in ‘mass resistance’, given that Johnson, significant sections of the British establishment and ‘deep state’ seem to have been behind it.
Johnson has been the sacrificial lamb toast for many years. History/life is full of such sadly damaged (fortunately for their own sakes) self-denialist people. We see how we are not how it is. He’ll be well rewarded of course, and perfectly okay into his dribbling dotage, because very maladjusted (mentally ill) narcissistic psychopaths of his sort continue to believe they are the centre of the universe whatever happens. We each make our own universe, and Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration seems to understand and explain things well, and to offer enormous hope beyond politics and economics. (I’m lucky that for me) suicide is the key to death and death is the key to life, everything, anything, including peaceful fearlessness and love (although we must be careful of all language/semiotics, etc., which convey meaning very inadequately and confusingly). Do we make life hell, fearing death that is not. I think so.
Love and thanks to all.
I have no idea who Matthew Ehret is, but this is such a great article, I read it again. I would just like to make a few points a bit off topic with regards to Artificial Intelligence, and yes, I think someone is f’cking about with my computer, who does not live here. Can you please behave. Thank You. Do you realise, I can probably trace you back, if I could be arsed, which I am not. I used to do computing too, but I was never interested in hacking anyone, and I can write machine code – well I could a long time ago. I know about stacks, and First in and First Out, which you probably don’t, even if you might know a bit of C and C++ and all these libraries to hack peoples computers and put viruses on them. Well I was brought up as a Catholic, and was never keen on Condoms – but You are being Monitored. We have all the logs.
So today, my wife’s New Telly arrived, and it is actually a lot of fun, even though I don’t watch Telly – She Does – well mainly Yoga Classes, Meditation and such like…It took us a bit of time, to set it up, and get it working, but the American Girl inside is quite entertaining. This TV comes with a Microphone, in its Remote Control. The voice recognition is absolutely fantastic. The American girl can understand both my wife and my Lancashire accents, and you can ask her quite complex questions, and she can give you quite a sensible answer.
However, over 30 years ago, I used to have conversations, by typing messages to bots. I admit they might have improved a bit, but still show no real intelligence. Sure the internet is great, with great connectivity to a massive databases, where a lot of the content is true, if you ask the right questions, which I found highly amusing using my voice.
But when I asked the American Girl, if she could speak in an English Accent, like the Girl on My Satnav, she went into a Sulk. She was however quite good at laughing.
“Sat Nav – The Royle Family”
I try and keep to the highest standards, as mainly subconsiously, taught to me, by my Mum and Dad.
They never lied, and they never stole, anything from anyone. They might have made it up a bit when I was a child, about Father Christmas, and the Tooth Fairy, but when they realised they were not going to make a Roman Catholic Priest out of me. I guess they knew or at least hoped I was going to meet my Guardian Angel.
I tried My Best
That is what Families are all about.
Why lie and steal?
Just work hard instead, and try and be nice.
I just wanted that girl.
The one gently dancing at a Free Music Festival, whilst openly Breast Feeding our Baby.
We never caused anyone any harm, and are Grandparents now.
What the hell is going on?
I don’t understand it.
Nan would say…
(with Celtic prounciation & soothing tones.) 🙂
What’s more, I wouldn’t recommend a USA/Russia/China summit. Both have been one-way partners in technology since WWII and their excuse is we backstabbed them when they asuumed that we engaged in their honor among thieves (USSR annexing Eastern Europe & China still handles their internal affairs in medieval fashion). Until they embrace some form of immutable morality we should keep both at arms length.
Yes, they should pull their socks up and strive to match our exalted standards, as demonstrated in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. How can we take those damned Chinks seriously when they haven’t even massacred a few million sand ni**ers?
Not our government pinhead, our population.
You can’t preserver your power without a boogie-man to blame your mishandling of affairs.
Capitalism always fails every 7-22 years and needs another reset via taxing people (not Via socialism as some idiots think taking taxes to bail out banks think it is)
Every generation never escapes a financial collapse. Its design,not default , Welcome to the system
Allegedly it was Voltaire who said: “In order to find out who rules over you
find out who you are not allowed to criticise.”
We might add:”… are not allowed to and/or unable to regulate.”
Such as banks and big pharma.
Can’t criticise the gays, the blacks, gypsies, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, feminists, transgender, homeless, millionaires, billionaires, trillionaires, powerful Pedophiles
Who are up in high places.
Celebrity endorsed Left wing cunts.
So who’s left?
The white race…
The whites don’t count. You can get praised for criticism of the whiteness now. Even get donations and promotion.
Your language is walking a very fine line. I’m sure you aren’t prejudiced against any community of people based simply on their race, colour, creed or sexual proclivity, but this isn’t 100% clear from your post. A2.
I was highlighting the inaccuracies in that Voltaire statement.
As all the groups mentioned are not allowed critical analysis without severe social ostracizing, yet don’t feel like they control society most of them anyways.
And the hypocrisy of the anti white agenda as obvious or clandestine depending on how your optics are fixed.
Yeah I got that, but as you’re using some pretty racial language it’s important to make that really clear, as on first reading it’s possible to see only the language, not the intention behind it. I almost didn’t let it through. Perhaps you could have put quotes around them? A2
Well I don’t feel I used racial language or made any specifics at all just showing the hypocrisy and censored debate as in right now as I’ve to explain myself right now, the irony.
This site is a Godsend and I never seen anything inflammatory here compared to say Twitter.
We live in precarious times and yes Google ae on the hunt and I’d never comment here that might bring the site into disrepute
It’s the only outlet for the sane brigade.
I get that. But please steer clear from those words unless you’re making it extremely obvious they’re being used ironically, say with quotes around them. Thanks A2.
We’re being censored on Twitter, FB and partially on Google now. We’d rather not hand people the opportunity to label us racists to justify further censoring us just yet, so we just need to be a bit cautious. If that’s alright with you? Thanks for understanding. A2
Ah! Yes, I understand now. Much appreciated.
It was 100% clear to me, what ABS suggested…
Well left. Lol…
No worries, m8. From legal angles,
You gotta’ laff, in these times when sarcasm fails,
Largely online, absent serious facial recognition… or aural intonation
Bwahahaha, masked madBIScuits, what a tease.
Moving onto the Bank of International Settlements and,
Their Diplomatic Immunity. Hug BIScuit factory in Emmental,
Sells fresh but broken products daily, to the public and if yer’ not snobby
About the look… darn lovely cookies & in bulk.
Abstract prize absurdity, with Holy Emmentalers.
Lovely valley, Emmental .. . But the cheese,
Not that special 😉
What’s wrong with prejudice?
Its perfectly legitimate and commendable now so long as it’s directed against the Evil White People, the Evil Chinks and the Evil Ruskies.
“The only form of a legitimate Great Reset that will protect people, nations and reduce the influence of the financial oligarchy WHILE actually protecting the environment in the long-run is tied to the modern International New Deal known as the Belt and Road Initiative.”
I wouldn’t describe Xi Jinping as being another FDR, just like I wouldn’t say Joe Biden as any intention of implementing a single item on Bernie Sanders social justice platform. By the way, the only difference between the US and China is that US oligarchs control the government whereas in China the government controls the oligarchs. To put it simply the US is fascistic and China is a capitalist dictatorship. Another difference is the intensity of surveillance, but this dissimilarity will be altered by the US national security state eager to deploy China’s AI surveillance on its own citizenry. Perhaps, that’s the plan once Biden is president he’ll magically eliminate COVID-19 by implementing contact tracing, bioidentity tracking, heightening surveillance, and putting into practice a cashless society.
Oh by the way, Hunter Biden’s alleged dealings with China go back to 2013 where his private equity company secured a $1 billion deal with the Chinese government. It should be noted, these deals are not about the manufacture of cheap Trump-like ties or gaudy hotels but have more to do with high tech military equipment…….
We could certainly do with Glass-Steagall back.
Corbett report has a video about that and asks a very good question: what is glass steagall exactly? Because no one really knows
Basically it was an Act to stop banksters gambling with depositors’ money.
It’s opposed by such as The Bradbury £, described in ukcolumnnews.
Fairly decent summary
“Great Reset” = “Billion-people genocide.” This is the sequence of communism. Always will be.
Looks like the trolls don’t like truth… LOL!
YES read this article on why you should never get a vaccine https://www.sott.net/article/312619-Dead-doctors-nagalase-and-vaccines-Whats-the-connection
You are correct. The vaccines they will produce, contains a substance called nagalase which destroys your immune system. The only thing that helps is a homogenized form of (CHONDROITEN,OLEIC ACID and VITAMIN D)
That is why they are so intent on giving everyone a vaccine for the non existent virus.
Wake up people.
oKAY Robbobbobin TAKE YOUR VACCINE
Only a total shitwit or a disingenuous prick confuses or seeks to conflate the refutation of a highly specific technical point with a general argument that the attributee may or may not hold.
From your link:
‘Vitamin’ D, however you get it–from the sun on your skin or from food (pills, an Inuit diet, etc.) needs to be hydroxylated twice, first in the liver then in the kidneys, before it is available to the body as the hormone calcitriol. The in vitro half life of calcitriol is only about 15 hours, but the half life of its prehydroxylated form is about 15 days. So why is it so “super important” (sic) that its precursor form is ‘taken’ every day? It’s not. One of our ancestors, not quite as dumb as you or the Dr Broer being quoted, must have figured out that even in places like the heart of Africa, where the Inuit seldom go because what they like to eat is not served in every Burger King there, some days–or even several in a row–are grey and dismal. So that clever guy instructed our genome how to cope with the climate there, there where we evolved. Smart or what?
Your link continues:
They felt? Felt? What did they feel it with? Their dicks? If so, was that with their dicks in or out of their condoms? Or did they keep their condoms wrapped around their brains, or somewhere rigor mortis cool, until needed for either coitus or penetrating insights of scientific profundity?
Q: What do you call a stupid prick? A: A stupid prick.
Q; What do you call an arrogant stupid prick? A: A deluded kont*.
* Loan word from Dutch.
Typo: for “…’in vitro half life’…” read “…’in vivo half life’…”
Science feedback is funded by big pharma to obfusicate the truth robbbbbbobin how much do they pay you
I suspect the global reset they announce will introduce the NWO’s new digital currency. It would not surprise me if they have already something running,similar to a 3rd generation crypto platform but which is controlled centrally rather than being decentralised. This platform will link in with identity and health and it wouldn’t surprise me either if they already had the nano-chips literally in a store somewhere in Nevada just waiting delivery and deployment via a vaccine.
The way this bizarre hoax is accelerating nothing would surprise me any longer. Even the appearance of an Ickian reptilian on the MSM opening the Great Reset in Davos in January.
The first vaccines will be used to thin the population of the world.Those who survive will be subjected to your description of digital tracking.
It must be resisted at all cost.
No we need a reset of humanity which it seems 95% population has forgotten.
We don’t have capatialism as we have a political and economic monopoly closest word to describe is banksterism.
Or as it’s known by everyone with a brain: capitalism! Stop deflecting claiming it’s not real capitalism you just sound like a Trotskyist
God is not dead! Neither is the evil one! Love your God, Love your neighbor and most of our problems disappear.
Hmm. The New Deal was designed by Gerard Swope, president of GE, W Averell Harriman, president of Union Pacific Railroad, Union Bank, and Brown Brothers-Harriman Wall St firm, and Herbert Lehman of Lehman Brothers. It was a program to save capitalism through a merger between big capital and the state. And it also involved turning over US foreign policy to the Council on Foreign Relations, which went on to design to US/dollar-dominated post WWII New World Order, . http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Trilateralism/NewWorldOrder_Trilat.html Last thing we need is more illusions about FDR, one of whose legacies is also the drawing of the US directly into WWII by pursuing policies which guaranteed Japan’s government launching the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The road to this Great Reset has got people doing some deeply weird things…
This morning, I tried on a jacket in a shop. As I was about to put it back on the rail, one of the shop assistants came up to me and said that, as I’d tried the jacket on, he was now going to have to put it ”in quarantine.”
As I paid for an item that I’d chosen, the cashier explained that items such as that jacket are being put in a room for 3 days.
I might go back there in 3 days’ time to ask how the jacket’s getting on, did I infect it with coronavirus, is there anything I can do, etc.
Until then, it’s going to be an anxious wait…
That jacket will never be the same again.
That’s my worry. I’ve got a terrible feeling that it’ll be tested, declared coronavirus-free and then turned into face masks. Such an ignominious end for what was really quite a nice jacket…
Was the jacket wearing a mask? If not, and you’re feeling the least bit unwell, you probably have a cause of action against the shop!
I think the main problem might have been the lack of social distancing between it and me. ;o)
I’m sure that by now upscale boutiques have introduced “teleshopping”.
Prospective customers send in their measurements– or, better yet, a full-length selfie. The boutique creates a customized mannequin with a 3D printer, and during the appointed hour of the televisit either “shows” merchandise or refers to a list of items preselected online.
The garment(s) is then “tried on” the mannequin. Hey, they could even project the mannequin into virtual environments– for instance, one could see how a bathing suit would actually look on a beach.
I haven’t checked out this idea on the Internet, because I’m afraid I’ll find out that this is actually happening in some way, even if I’m off on some details.
Will you be granted visiting rights 😉
This author is just another idiot lib.
how’s the weather there, with your head up your ass? fortunately, you’re safe from the Dread Virus Pandemic that’s ravaging the outside world. it’s probably best to stay there, for the foreseeable future. send us a postcard, and let us know how you’re doing.
haha…ravaging the world in your tiny little mind perhaps.
We must be very careful, as I think the author of this article is, not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Specifically, we must not assume that simply because the oligarchs appear to have taken up the environmental cudgel, climate crisis must therefore be a fraud and a hoax. It isn’t a fraud, even if most of the climate scientists are.
I’m assuming most of the commenters in this forum have watched the documentary “Planet Of The Humans.” If not, please do, for it exposes the absolute fraud of this Green New Deal – almost every proposal of which requires as much or more hydrocarbon energy as what’s currently being used. One of the most poignant take aways from that documentary is the devastation that will be visited upon the remaining forests and jungles in order to disengage from hydrocarbons.
The only tried and true rule of thumb is: if the oligarchs are for it, there’s nothing in it for the rest of us.
after watching the entire scientific and medical establishment meekly comply with the Megadeath Virus of Doom hoax, I think we should be very wary of assuming that any other heavily-hyped existential crisis is something other than fraudulent. nobody would have believed this possible six months ago, so the seeming unbelievability of Global Warming being more or less completely fake, proves absolutely nothing. the ruling class and their technocratic apparatchiks are completely full of shit, 100% of the time.
What I believed and was corroborated by Planet of the Humans is that whether we have a manmade climate catastrophe or just the Earth being the Earth, what is most certainly manmade and must be stopped is the trashing of the Earth and the stealing of necessary fossil fuels from future generations. And, yes, the oligarchs, past and present, bear responsibility as beneficiaries of the plunder and brainwashwers in chief. The Great Reset is not the answer.
The ‘green new deal’ is all about privatizing what is left of the commons, and exploiting what is left of Nature – all for the greater profit of the authors of this dirty old deal.
Exactly. As Gezza mentioned above, Cory Morningstar at the Wrong Kind of Green blog has written extensively about this for some time now, a good point of reference for anyone wanting to know the details.
I think you mistake the enemy. Wars, environmental destruction and no human rights are evils not only or necessarily caused by ‘oligarchs’ and their love of money and power. Like Greta, you trust globalist governance led by China and its Belt and Road initiative to save the ‘burning house’ instead. So can you name a western oligarch who would disagree with you? Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mr Apple and most of Wall St wouldn’t, as they all globalists who kow-tow to China and seek its money. They also hate the nationalist Trump, who obviously would disagree with you, whether oligarch or not. He’s famously busy fixing decades of unfair Chinese trade practices, opposing Chinese communist militarism, dismantling the Chinese takeover of western academia and it’s vast industrial espionage, exposing its giant cover-up of how Wu-flu devastated the world, and condemning China for its massive persecution of HK, Uigyur Muslems, Tibetans, Chinese Christians and other minorities. I haven’t seen any other leader prepared to take on the communists or even talk about those tortured, raped, murdered, and subject to organ harvesting in their concentration camps. Quite the reverse; it appears the more woke they are, the less they oppose tyranny. Trump hasn’t yet focussed on China’s massive coal-fired power plant construction program, part of its utter failure to implement any of its commitments on resolving global environment problems. That was one of the main reasons Trump rejected the useless Paris Accord. The great mystery for me is why people who say they want justice and a better future attack Orange Man Bad yet trust Yellow Man Good. Has Greta ever said a word against Communist China, the work’s biggest and fastest-growing emitter if CO2? Has the author?
This reads like a CIA script.
— from the same team that previously brought you that exciting spy thriller, Russian Meddling. this is the sequel, with bigger and better car chases, gunfights, and explosions.
I saw Russian Meddling with Liam Neeson and Ryan Gosling.
My disbelief did not receive enough suspension.
The royal we experienced no amusement at this distraction.
The article reads like a CIA script for digital currency reset?
The comment not the article. The article is good.
America released the mild virus at the wet markets in November! They Stayed a few streets from the markets and the first ill American was a female member of the USA Olympic military team who took part in the Wuhan military Olympic Games! Not today CIA! Ice spotted quite a few bewildered yanks and Brit idiots who think this is communism! The sheeple who think they’re woke wholeness repeating their media! Or just straight up spies for intelligence agencies take your pick: idiots, assets or agents that’s all you newbies here are
Fauci developed the virus , Gates funded its development in Carolina and Wuhan. Obama sanctioned it . We are where we are
The call for a “great reset” is pointless because America is on course for war against a Sino-Russian front. The Concert of Europe diplomatic system set up after the Napoleonic Wars finally died in 1914. The League of Nations that followed the First World War saw its demise in 1939. Post-World War Two, the United Nations and other institutions that came out of the Bretton Woods Conference are today incapable of preventing World War Three.
did you ever see the image of evelyn de rothschild correcting charles.
putting the future so called sovreign in his place
give me control of the central bank and all thatwhat what
charles is related to vlad the impaler of romainia dracul
charles has property in transylvania
ohh my boy
the children of the night what sweet music they make
Don’t forget he was best buds with Jimmy Savile and Mountbatten.
To have one off-spring with that sort of thing swirling around him may be a misfortune, to have two….
It’s Strategic Culture so as expected the call to action is for Russia and China to reshape the world. I’m not against the sentiment but in this case it misses the point.
Covid-19 is not a separate, different gambit from Climate Change – it is the same agenda from the same people. It is all about seizing power with radical policies to shackle the masses. Imminent monetary collapse has provided the timing, but the same people have plans for that, too.* The only way to stop them is to deprive them of their tools. The principal one is debt.
A Great Reset is indeed needed. One ends the role of privately owned central banks. One that bans governments from borrowing.
It’s not outrageous. It’s the way things used to be. Governments only ever began borrowing to fight wars of aggression. Usury was banned for a reason. Credit is a drug but usurers like drug dealers don’t go away when you declare them illegal, in fact they thrive. The answer is not simply to legalize all drugs, nor is it to legalize all usury.
Someone published an off-the-record account from an Aspen/Rockefeller-type meeting years ago in which the participants explicitly discussed how the Rome/Climate accord is a power grab under cover of ’emotional, heart-tugging concerns’, waiting for its ‘Pearl Harbor’ event. I can’t remember the name of that whistleblower – but here’s the Corporatist Media revealing much the same thing.
Economic analyst Martin Armstrong, imprisoned by the bankers and their CIA-FBI boot boys who tried to steal his predictive software, lays this all out in the 2014 documentary The Forecaster.
*Aug 2019 Central bankers from around the world met at Jackson Hole and proposed “Going Direct”, while Bank of England governor Mark Carney said the world needed a global mechanism to replace the dollar. The banks had circled their wagons, they were ready to reset the monetary system.
Sep 2019 The Federal Reserve intervened to flood the repo market (global cash market) with cash (liquidity M1 up 21%, M2 up 30%). World Economic Forum published The Great Reset “the marketing document for the non financial people of exactly what’s going on,” says Catherine Austin Fitts.
Dec 2019 Event Covid
And another thing. If you stopped governments from borrowing you would get population control in a benign form – a natural incentive to have fewer children without having to get a special injection from Bill Gates, with a digital ID chip, a police state, medical martial law and a ration of tokens to buy your meager essentials form Amazon State Monopoly Store.
Welfare would be on a very tight leash and thus self-correcting – unlike the present time where political parties can borrow money (with no intention of paying it back) to buy votes with promises of eternal manna from heaven. Those same parties who now tell us we’ve got an overpopulation problem.
We can all help create our own global reset.
Boycott the big stores, who collaborated with the government in their shutdown, as well, of course, as Amazon, which has grossly profited from the enforced closure of small businesses.
In the UK, this boycott should start on Friday, when mask-wearing becomes law inside stores.
Use independent shops or small chains where at all possible.
Hit the oligarchs and their political cronies where it hurts!
“when mask-wearing becomes law inside stores”
Official source for your claim?
Officially, then, which Friday?
Starting at one minute past midnight on the 24th July, it’s illegal to enter any shop/premise I suppose, in England if you’re not wearing a face covering, or you get fined 100 Quid. I hope we’re talking about the same thing.
so now it OK for Muslim women to wear a burqa in public?
I didn’t know that it was ever prohibited to wear a Burqa in public in the UK.
Boycott their media too, as this site does
Not law, though everyone in shops and most people in general think it is… just as everyone thought school closures were law, but they were actually a request/recommendation, and just as the 2 meter social disgust dictate was ‘guidance’, never law. However, shops can do as they like on their premises, as long as it doesn’t discriminate, eg against disabled people. Hence, exemptions to muzzle-wearing must be honoured, and a person does not need to reveal their exemption, otherwise the store may be guilty of discrimination. They should have all done their own risk assessment to ensure that enforcing mask wearing is less of a risk than the virus itself. However, every single shop I’ve been in, every manager and worker, says ‘it’s the law.’ They are wrong.
I like your idea, though I feel that many people just won’t go shopping at all. It’s yet another way of building up our habit of using Amazon for everything, getting us used to the brave new world. I’ll be using ALDI, who I believe (though must confirm) are allowing customers to make up their own minds about masks. Also my local one was great throughout lockup, with relaxed, happy staff, it all felt normal and they went out of their way to make their customers feel everything was normal. Weirdly, it was like an oasis of sanity for four months. I’m hoping they won’t make their staff wear muzzles, and will find out tomorrow morning by speaking to the manager. I’ll not shop there if they make their staff muzzle-up, though I’ll be sad.
My problem is that the very, very few independent shops in my town have been officious virtue-signallers right from the start, and have been insisting people wear masks for the last four months, and have notices outside the shops since the riots saying that racists are banned (this is in a hugely multicultural town with low crime rates), and that only one person at a time may enter. I don’t want them to go out of business, but I won’t be using them, now or ever again. Though I decided that four months ago.
Apologies, in Wales, 2 meter social disgust IS law, I believe.
Social disgusting Lol
This is a first for me. I went to OffGuardian’s Twitter account, saw this article posted, clicked the link, and here’s what I got:
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Welcome! courageous Sharon Marlowe. Hope you enjoy (and benefit from) OffG as much as I have.
Off point, but also very much on point.
The point is here. One attribute which is omitted from their list is the member of the so-called intelligence services.
They seek to destroy a thread by their often puerile, potty mouth interruptions. Please only allude to them, if you must. Spare them direct connection. They do not seek help or direction. You will never reach them in any meaningful way. Let them stew in their own juice. Please.
The whole question here is this:
‘Who gave Central Bankers and unaccountable billionaires the right to organise a global coup d’etat?’
The answer, of course, is ‘absolutely no-one except themselves’.
Based on that, no-one has to do anything but exercise their ‘right to bear arms’ and point those arms squarely at the heads of the Central Bankers and unaccountable billionaires.
They want to bump off 6 billion people.
I suggest bumping off 60,000 psychotic, extremely rich psychopaths.
Who is the more inhumane, do you think?
Trump’s an accountable billionaire. Ordinary people can vote to remove him, which they can never do for Gates and his ilk (nor the Chinese dictator they support and invest in, as top German businessmen did for Hitler). Yet the influence of Gates et al on elected policy-makers is gigantic. This is how democracy is discredited and ruined, but our ruling class are too dumb or too hostile to the dirty proles to realise.
I realise that this doom-mongering is highly fashionable, but it really is nonsense. There has never been a better time to be a member of our species. We live longer. We are wealthier. We are better educated. We are less violent. Indeed, on any measure of human welfare we are better off than ever before. Could things be better still? Of course they could, and, if history is anything to judge by, they surely will be in the future.
This comment is sarcasm, right?
Well you totally blew up that generously-offered escape pod.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. You are an absolute scream, joker.
I think he’s channelling Stephen Pinker (Better Angels…), whose thesis is in fact very well-supported and persuasive but which obviously appalls haters of western culture and doom merchants. On the other hand, Pinker also appears to be a deluded intellectual snob who blames resistance to wearing masks in the US on evangelical Christians (Google Pinker’s deleted tweet).
Violence in the west Ian through the roof! The police don’t attend most events near me for days! Don’t believe me gonto scarcity studios on YouTube theirs a practical war going on out on the streets of Britain right this second. It’s mid July and over ten people have been killed in London we’ve had shootings stabbings the lot. Police figures are a lie! They once got a call that my mates mams house had been burgled they didn’t come they rang up asked about the burglary said they’d do something then two days later texted her saying their forensics enquires turned nothing up! They hadn’t even been to her house they didn’t photo anything didn’t finger print shit nothing! They’re useless, they’re about as reliable as the crime figures they pump out
Where do you live?
I live in England. But the “we” in my comment refers to our species: all of us and all of our history.
I thought it might be Middlesex.
We are slaughtering and destroying more life than ever before. We are the primary driver of this 6th great extinction. This “oligarchy” knows it and wishes to lead humanity forward. But this knowledge doesn’t create any confidence within me. Just because I marvel at the amazing qualities of the parasite, does not mean I wish to let continue to feed upon me. Central Banking is very much like Cancer.
Oh dear, you do know that these claims about all these extinctions are nothing more than the outcomes of computer models? According to such models, thousands of species are going extinct ever year. However, according actual empirical studies only eight hundred species have gone extinct in the past four hundred years. Moreover, the context is the three and a half billion years of life on this planet. During that time ninety-nine point nine percent of all species have gone extinct. Extinction is part of evolution: as species evolve, creating new species, so species go extinct. That is the nature of life.
Are you campaigning against all babies, or just those of the rich white destroyers of the planet? Some claim that babies of Chinese and Indian origin already impact nature and the future worse than those from the white minority, now down to about 15% of global humanity. Cultural attitudes to protecting nature also differ hugely; however rich, people from western cultures don’t usually consume tiger bones as aphrodisiacs or silverback hands as ashtrays.
Was just waiting for you to go full white power and this is my second time encountering you today! Yes the first world whites who have to hammer Africa Asia Europe the Americas India and Australia buying cars when we feel like they aren’t cool enough anymore or who pump out gallons of toxins on pointless fucking light shows designed to amuse CHILDREN!!!
Inappropriate and off topic. Refine your language, this is not a home for ignorant race-based prejudice. I will be removing anything else like this. Not acceptable here. A2.
Because there’s more of us silly.
100 years ago 2 billion.
It took since the beginning of time to reach that.
100 years later there’s 8 billion.
How are we destroying the planet again?
How are we butchering each other more than ever?
If we are on the verge of extinction then why are we increasing in population at at rate more than ever?
What supports a population growth like never before?
A very healthy system of course.
Stop with the fear porn
As Steve said we have it better than ever..
We are not taking a shit in the street which only stopped over a hundred years ago in the west.
As George Carlin said
The planet is fine !
Well to be fair – and perhaps act as devil’s advocate – there has been a relentless programme of doom mongering throughout Western culture for at least the last century. Now I’m not suggesting that it’s all down to a conspiracy but it does serve some ruling class interests i.e. by sowing despair and ensuring that the masses don’t get uppity. The nihilistic outlook is handy too. This is the outlook that says everything is shit but even if you changed it, it will still be shit anyway – and possibly even worse! An outlook obviously not in favour of change. More to the point, it is an outlook that says, “Don’t get smart you little nonentities. Just let us superior ones decide what’s best for you!”
Doom-mongering is mostly unwitting and also determined by ‘education’. It sounds highly unintuitive, but our professional, university-educated classes (ie those composing ‘ruling’ elites today) are more vulnerable to fear than the dumb gammons they typically despise. They (us) are more easily recruited by manufactured fear, as I explain here:
Watch this to understand the doom mongering, why it is so common in our lives
Ideological Subversion(Psychological Warfare) by Yuri Bezmenov
Then watch the last section of this, 48 mins in, for a more detailed written summary of this brainwashing tactic
A widely accepted point of view underscored and misused by most religions . It may be nihilistic anthropomorphic , and also an accurate prediction of humanities near future
YOU, might live longer, but frankly, who givesa shit about you?
You appear to have misread my comment. I was referring to our species.
No, I don’t think so as the question is: Do YOU belong to the same species?
The species I was referring to is Homo sapiens. And yes I am a member of that species.
The rich may be living longer ? The masses are not.
Some confusion here. I could agree that there had never been a better time to be a member of our species if our species happened to be a man-made machine.
But, just in case it has just escaped your notice accidentally, I’ll do you the courtesy of reminding you that our species is human. When did people first begin to forget that fact? Oh, yes, when money became God.
“We” live longer. “We” are wealthier. “We are better educated”???
1. Elephants live longer, but who wants to be an elephant?
2. Most of us have money to waste on totally unnecessary rubbish, but being surrounded by useless, or discarded crap is not “wealthier”.
3. “Better educated” ought to mean knowing the difference between “their, they’re and there” and not thinking that the Lord’s Prayer begins with “Are Father, Who art in Heaven”… but such gross linguistic ignorance is becoming commonplace – even here at OffG, where you might least expect it.
“If history is anything to judge by, things will surely be better in the future”…?
So all we have to do is just sit and wait, while “history” takes care of our remaining evolution…
Thank you. Next, please.
My assertion that there has never been a better time to be a member of our species is supported by all the empirical evidence. For a brief summary, you might wish to consult Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature. Pinker’s focus is primarily on the reduction of violence. But the same phenomenon can be seen whatever metric of human welfare one selects.
Well, I can only say that your “empirical evidence” is not the same as mine.
So, right there, we have a conflict with what you claim is “ALL the empirical evidence”… Steven Pinker might indeed give us a brief summary, but the subject of being a member of our species is so vast that I don’t think a brief summary is what we really need in any case.
You might like to try Rudolf Steiner’s “The Philosophy of Freedom”, from a hundred years ago, originally called “The Philosophy of Spiritual Activity”.
It is an extremely difficult book – unless one is accustomed to really delving into things – because it demands and encourages, while reading it, a growing awareness of one’s own thinking processes!
Otherwise YouTube is actually full of interesting takes on what it is to be human, and, from a higher standpoint than mere survival, I could even agree that the modern challenges of being a member of our species have an exciting component.
But Jordan Peterson, with his different sort of wisdom, asserts that life today is a slaughterhouse, and I certainly see what he means. Some are luckier than others, of course, but for so many people today, life is, essentially, going nowhere.
I am not a pessimist, but being an optimist doesn’t mean keeping your eyes shut either.
Surely it depends on what you mean by ‘better’. Better than what? Better than dead for example? Better than poor? Better than being Black or Female. I suspect that your better applies only to white male members of the Empire.
Give it time. When he (or at the latest his great grandchildren) crawl up demanding help in the face of the next mass extinction, tell him that–given the superhuman effort he/they have put into bringing it on, presumably by concious intent–he/they has/have surely never had it so good.
Your assertion is not supported by “Empirical evidence” , but is tainted by political convictions /beliefs, and statistical manipulation. If your claim is amended to exclude the masses as “members of our species”, it may have some validity at this point in time.
Humanities high water mark was reached in the turbulent 1960s for the masses . Since then it has been ebbing for many reasons, human overpopulation being the leading cause. It appears humanity now seems to be near a state of collapse to be sure , as out elites and rulers cast about for a way to save themselves ? Today the masses do not live longer , are not wealthier , are not better educated , or less violent . Despite Mr Pinker and his ilk [ among the intellectual elites ] attempts to massage statistics , [as they are doing with the covid scam] , to make it seem otherwise as he attempts to do in his historically excellent tomb, Better Angels Of Our Nature.
To the Editors: Once more, I’m trying to reach OG’s editors about why the Subscribe Button doesn’t work and why my emails don’t appear to reach you?
The administrators have recently reported that the Off-Guardian’s email system has taken on a mind of its own. I always knew that all this Artificial Intelligence rigmarole would end in a plethora of Artificial Stupidities.
But why doesn’t the subscribe button work? And why don’t the Editors respond to Email (unless of course, the editors have been replaced by software?).
Maybe they got sick of explaining to those who don’t listen? Look at the previous post
I never read the previous post because I stopped getting notifications of new posts several weeks ago in spite of being on the mailing list for at least 1 year. And itdoesn’t answer my question of why the Subscribe Button doesn’t work.
Subscribe button: Don’t know. I can’t think of any reason for anyone’s wanting notifications of the crap I post, let alone me, so I have never used it.
Admin email: The last I heard they’d taken to (I think) gmail as a workaround.
If I wished to engage the Admins in any way I’d do it publicly here, BTL. I actually have said to Admin1, in one of these BTLs, that I’d explain the fair game difference between public (e.g. politicians and billionaires) and private persons (mostly ‘nonentities’ caught upp/ in the justice/news cycle); the precise identity of violence with condemnation and/or denigration of ‘nonentities’ by evidence-free assertion and reckless hunch; the disparate mappings of metaphor and incitement; and the difference between ad hominems and the identification of modus operandi. But so far it remains only part-written and so pending…
We have already explained several times that the subscribe button is out of action currently. We are hoping to reintroduce it in the next week or so.
Sorry about that, but I was never aware of this as I stopped getting your notifications.
That’s probably why they put it in a post somewhere. You don’t read every post?
Not only do I not read every post, I don’t read all the comments either.
where was this a-hole during the Ice Age? Why wasn’t someone like him working on shutting down volcanoes that rid the earth of those beastly dinosaurs????
Prince Charles looks more like George IV every day. Are we to assume that these pickled parasites and conmen are to be our saviours? that’s not very likely. They abuse the planet and everything on it.
Now they want to turn it into a plantation where their serfs will work if they survive the planned genocide, the collapsed economies and the collapsed food chain.
So will this ‘reset’ stamp out tyranny, corruption, warmongering, gov’ts committing treason, ruinous social engineering? The simply answer is no. TPTB just want to bury their crimes and their debts and start it all over again. This time with even more control and less accountability.
Philanthropists were always such a rare breed that they probably went extinct or were killed off by the sheer numbers of sharks, vultures and parasites currently inflicting business, finance and politics.
He’s more worried abou tthe plants than about you.
what makes these people think they are more important than anyone else. these people care about nothing except keeping their own money! why should anyone listen to them?
Because they pay the WEF very large subscription and conference fees to secure their importance for them.
Untrue. Many rich elitists worry also about overpopulation and ecosystemic collapse, like Bill Gates (google his 2011 Forbes interview to know why he cares about so many children). Prince Phillip famously and eerily expressed his desire to be reincarnated as a deadly virus that would wipe out excess humanity.
The ‘Reset’ is merely a Rebranding of bogeymen and evil targets.
Oil and gas are suddenly evil after being the world’s saviours the past 120 years.
Entrepreneurial capitalists are being wiped out en masse after Trades Unions were butchered the past 120 years.
Humans are being wiped out en masse, to be replaced by mindless robots who have no need to defecate, urinate or eat, as they are simply run on electricity.
There is nothing to the Reset but ‘la plus ca change, la plus c’est la meme chose’….
even though this is a bbc link – i don’t know why this hasn’t been posted yet
england’s glorious track & trace system found to be unlawful
You think they are not already tracking and tracing you? They can turn on your mobile camera and see what/where you are. And all that facial recognition in towns? This is just a game they are playing with you, letting you think they care about “the law”.
they can turn on my camera, they’ll see nothing but a piece of tape….if you change your IP address frequently….they’ll have a hell of a time tracking you.
Your internet provider cell phone provider works hand and glove with security mavens from all levels of government and corporate data mining operations. If you need to communicate in private avoid using the internet or telephone !
Google can turn on my camera too, I have not given them permission to do so. I never would. But as they are organised criminals, what do they care?
Again I wonder, what principle organises them, and to what end?
I have zero confidence that those designing the system care about England and its dumb gammons.
Please refrain from publishing any more photos of the so-called Prince of Wales. Not seeing the grotesque mug of this worse-than-useless tosser will decrease the chances of my putting my fist through the screen of my laptop by approximately 100%.
Perhaps try this. Imagine Charles on the bog having his arse wiped by a grown man.
Thanks for that extremely helpful suggestion, Peter. I nearly choked on the mouthful of fried egg that I was swallowing as I read it. :o)
And it was made even funnier by the fact that I’m a grown man whose job often involves wiping the backside of someone who’s got learning difficulties. Next time I’m doing it (and bemoaning my lot in life), I will ask him: ”Who do you think you are, Prince Charles?”
(To which he’ll inevitably reply: ”Yes”).
You can see why those English had to subjugate old Owain Glyndyr et al, you being a revolutionary free thinker n all?
Nothing wrong with hating the prince of Wales, but calling him a tosser really does mark you down as an Assange appeaser,you know 😂
”Owain Glyndyr”? Pfff…
Yikes! Seeing him, they may make the wearing of brown paper shopping bags over ones head a requirement.
Is this also part of the reset?
I can’t verify the legitimacy of this but it feels important to acknowledge
Dr. Carrie Madej
JFC! ….This does need to get out. Thanks.
Errrm the New Deal wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Unemployment which stood at the record in 1933 at 25% it fell to 15% by 1936 but then spiked again to 20% in 1938. In fact it was the war that provided the necessary stimulus to the economy to the US unemployment falling effectively zero as was the case in most of the belligerent powers. And BTW fiat-bugs might like to note that all of this was carried out under a gold standard which lasted up to 1971. No money printing in those days. Sad to say that it us usually preparation for war, war itself, and post-war reconstruction which provides the stimulus for growth.
Yes indeed – no deals, new or otherwise, could satisfy capitalism. It had to be war.
It provides the stimulus for growth but through increase of debt.Just look at the cost to the UK of Lend-Lease. We ended the Second World War at historically high levels of debt and THEN we had to rebuild.
Liked post-war reconstruction.
The planet is doing fine-
Agriculture yields are up- https://ourworldindata.org/yields-and-land-use-in-agriculture#yields-since-1960.
Poverty has decreased- https://ourworldindata.org/a-history-of-global-living-conditions-in-5-charts.
Life expectancy has increased- https://ourworldindata.org/life-expectancy.
Deaths from weather related disasters have declined- https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/natural-disaster-death-rates?time=1900..2018.
oh and the planet and deserts are greening from the increase in CO2- https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth/
The Climate Change alarmists will doubtless be along shortly to call you are science denier.
Yes, but truth is not the agenda being pursued. Power is the agenda being pursued.
Try this video and tell Bill Gates to go do himself one…
Poor people helping themselves, no need for GM crops, no need for US saviours.
Thanks Rhys. I always appreciate your comments and this video made me very happy.
It’s rarely just about the money. Gates has immense money and power and uses it to appease his Malthusian fear of human overpopulation and planetary collapse. Soros uses his billions to promote his dream of open borders and funds countless NGOs to realise his political project. Trump donates his presidential salary to good causes every month and has reportedly lost 3-4bn of his personal 8bn fortune since becoming president. Incidentally, I can’t name any other leader who used his position to get poorer. The leftist Obama is surely much more typical; he became a multimillionaire through his presidencies and is now owner of a reported 6 mansions.
The one good thing about Covid is it has paused the constant save the planet fearmongering.
2019 was the year of save the planet. Climate change , Extreme weather.
One could not turn on the news with out constant stories of how we are all doomed.
News readers Sounding like Flash Gordon We only have ten years to save the planet.
Every storm cloud was a wake up call a warning the end is nigh. The only hope offered was an immediate shut down of the world. Governments passed laws and enacted plans that over the next 20 to 30 years they would shut down large parts of the productive world.
It looks like with the great Covid con they are going to achieve this much quicker.
While there is much destruction that is planned for the Great Reset and the New Green Deal.
Where I disagree with the author in viewing the new Belt and Road as all lovely and roses. Many countries in Africa and India and else where do not see it that way. They see huge construction projects that they do not want that will put them in great debt. The same way that IMF loans and investments from the west. Resulted in debts that could only be paid by selling natural resources and ownership of much that make up the country.
I disagree with painting a picture of two opposing teams those in the west and those in the east. Do China and Russia oppose the Great Reset the New Deal. There is more that connects these opposing teams than divides them. This is part of the con to pursued people that there are these two opposing ideologies. China owns most of the US debt Russia supplies gas to Europe. Both countries are part of the world financial system.
Neither China or Russia has spoken against the great CO2 con or globalisation. Only Trump has not gone against the CO2 con. But they have all gone along with the Corona Con. There are no good guys and bad guys there all bad.
Right from the beginning of Covid19 scam, the Climate Bedwetters were on board. Constantly claiming that ‘climate chaos’ ‘made Covid19 worse’. All absolute lies, of course, but dictators never worry about truth, they only worry about controlling the population.
I support your refusal to caricature two opposing teams in ‘the East’ and ‘the West’. American leftists clearly and obviously hate the democratically-elected Trump, not permanent dictator Jinpeng. They protest Orange Man Bad endlessly, violently and fanatically, but never Yellow Man Good. They say nothing about the 1.5m Muslims and Tibetans in concentration camps subject to torture, murder and organ harvesting, the violent takeover of HK, the denial of human rights and free speech to Chinese people, Chinese communist military supremacism, their decades of unfair trading, industrial espionage and infiltration of western academia, the Wuhan lab storing, studying and probably releasing Covid-19 and the massive state operation to cover it all up etc. But Trump opposes all those things, in public.
The Zombie Apocalypse.
ZA is not an endpoint that many see in our future.
The ZA is an ongoing march to hell, presided over by sociopaths and pycopaths in positions of power.
Have you noticed the number of people (Zombies) walking us into it (Apocalypse)?
Watch the Donald Sutherland version of ‘The Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ again …. this time with the covid fearmongering and the report-thy-neighbour mantra in the back of your mind ………….. it’ll seem like a new film ………. like an operation manual …. like an omen.
I felt this when seeing it the first time of release ……
Hollywood psychopaths telling you what’s going down, hidden in plain sight … the bastards.
Enforcing mask-wearing reminds me of a more fearsome alien hive mind: the Borg.
Zionist Agenda may be closer to reality.
you might enjoy this document:
Joachim Martillo — Judonia Rising: The Israel Lobby and American Society
Always good to blame someone else, after all, to take an easy example: Is it an oligarch’s fault that the whole world owns a mobile and that parents use that mobile to entertain their children who then grow up to be mobile addicts?
The real problem is that people don’t take responsibility for the things they themselves and their own generation have broken. A classic example is the price of houses in the UK, obviously this has had nothing to do with the people of the UK, this is all the fault of oligarchs.
A secret: No it is not. It is the fault of greedy home owners who want to be worth more and see their equity in the house increase. But, hey, lets blame the oligarchs for the fact that kids can’t afford houses these days and are living with their parents well past their thirties in many cases.
House prices are set by the banks, the amount being how much they are willing to lend (create). The greed is not on the home owner’s side.
Plus policies of urbanisation/metropolitanisation creating massive demand in and around our major cities (particularly London, but the same phenomona is seen in places like Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester) while creating depreciation in coastal towns and deindustrialised areas.
House prices are set by interest rates. Interest rates were reduced substantially with the introduction of now-traditional monetarism. Monetarism was introduced by Thatcher who also sold a lot of government housing to working class residents who wanted to climb the social ladder and become home owners, the payback being that they went on to vote Thatcher in for more time in charge.
Rental controls, purchase controls: all these tools have been put to one side in the UK to feed the obsession of the middle classes: home ownership. The same British drive that disgusts you about Thatcher!
Two things can be true at the same time.
It’s always good to blame somebody else: the homeowners!
Damn those greedy, underwater, debt-straddled parasites. All hail the rent-seeking plutocrats!
Yes, they needed to upgrade their house because they needed that extra bedroom so that each of their children could have their own room – a human right! God, any excuse to blame someone else.
Do you know how much debt is owed by the oligarchs? How many trillions is owed on OTC deals? You think the oligarchs just get handed money or do they take risks by investing money? Do they ever go bust?
Bankers are humans, not demons or a separate species. All humans are liable to selfishness, including homeowners.
“A classic example is the price of houses”
Too much cheap currency caused that.
Simple supply and demand equation.
Doesn’t the simple supply and demand equation apply to housing? If there is a limited supply of housing, house prices go up. No ‘cheap currency’ issue there.
” If there is a limited supply of housing”
No shortage that I can see; haven’t the Government reduced Stamp Duty to encourage faster sales? All housing chains must begin with a first time buyer, of course.
Developers are building like mad all over!
London is more likely to fit your example of supply and demand for housing.
But London is not the UK.
The price of houses was already in the unaffordable range before QE hit the streets in 2009 in the UK. Of course, things got worse after that. One big problem in 2009 was all these people who had been buying houses at gunpoint – forced to be greedy – when they had very little equity in those houses.