China leads the race for 5G leadership, a fact not only deeply alarming to Washington and Wall Street but with dire implications for a Europe left in the dust. Meanwhile a French Professor of Philosophy has a word or two to say on the links between liberalism and fascism. Last but not least, this month saw what would have been the hundredth birthday of the man who made “an offer he can’t refuse” a household phrase.
Now read on.
The double decoupling (2208 words)
Last April Mike Pompeo bragged of a CIA which:
… lied, cheated and stole … we had, like, entire training courses on this. It … er … reminds you of the glory of the American Experiment.
Fifteen years earlier, Dubya’s Chief of Staff Karl Rove had jeered that:
We’re an empire now. We create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too. We’re history’s actors and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.
Not that the DNC have been any less energetic. In the interim a black Democrat in the Oval Office and his female Secretary of State had bombed and laid to depleted uranium waste – and tortured and droned at will – across the middle east and beyond.
But how does the mightiest empire of all time react when an entity outside its orbit is not only rising but has in some arenas already surpassed it? In this my first read, another gamekeeper turned poacher former British diplomat Alastair Crooke, gives one answer.
As the race to set 5G standards intensifies, it is not Silicon Valley but China which is forging ahead. And taking Russia with it.
At first blush it seems odd that Crooke sees a parallel between the perilous situation currently unfolding, and that in the summer of 1914: the five sleepy weeks between a late June shooting in Sarajevo, and outbreak of WW1 in early August.
Diplomats of course understood that two heavily-armed alliances were potentially on a collision course, but there had been episodes of sabre-rattling for several years before, whose failure to come to a head had induced a sense that the status quo would extend indefinitely. Opinion then had been influenced by Norman Angell’s 1909 best-seller, The Great Illusion, arguing that war had become impossible, because global trade and capital flows were too closely interlinked.
What they did not understand at that earlier moment was that the circumstances of mid-1914 (the Sarajevo moment) seemed so propitious both for Germany to aspire to empire, and for Britain to believe that it could quash it utterly. Just as circumstances are believed – by some in Washington – to be serendipitous today.
Trump et al seem convinced that the US can use its financial and trade muscle – whilst America still predominates – to crush China’s rise, contain Russia, and arm-twist Europe into tech vassalage. The Balkan war in the early 20th century locked Germany’s fickle ally Austria-Hungary into Germany’s greater fight against Russia. And today, Pompeo hopes to lock (fickle) Europe into America’s containment of Russia. The Nordstream threats and the Navalny scam are just some of Pompeo’s ‘levers’.
NB Crooke’s piece appeared on the Strategic Culture Foundation site on October 5. Later in the month he wrote a related piece I also recommend: an 1800 worder, The Two Undersides to Geo-Politics.
Liberalism and fascism: partners in crime (2716 words)
The widespread idea that fascism was ultimately defeated by liberalism in WWII, due primarily to the U.S. intervention in the war, is a baseless canard … 80% of the Nazis who died in the war were killed on the Eastern Front, where Germany had deployed 200 divisions (versus 10 in the West). 27 million Soviets gave their lives fighting fascism, whereas 400,000 American soldiers died. It was, above all, the Red Army that defeated fascism in WWII, and it is communism — not liberalism — that constitutes the last bulwark against fascism. The historical lesson should be clear: one cannot be truly antifascist without being anti-capitalist.
Gabriel Rockhill is a Franco-American philosopher, activist and professor at Villanova University. My first exposure paired the photo of a dashing forty-something with a prose style to make Derrida and Lacan seem models of lucidity. With inexcusable prejudice I promptly bracketed the man as the kind of faux left poseur who dazzles his adoring students with obscurantism in the day, screws them two at a time at night.
(That said, #MeToo, for all its contempt for the presumption of innocence, has – I hope – called time on those days. In any case I’m sure that M. Rockhill is the last word in academic rectitude on this front. As, indeed, was I.)
To be fair on Derrida and Lacan, it is not entirely clear to a non French speaker like me how much of their legendary opacity is due to their own shortcomings, how much to those of their translators. It may be that this applies also to Rockhill, whom I assume fluent in both languages, though that would not rule out third party translations of his French output.
Whatever the reason, subsequently read pieces – like that on les gilets jaunes and the failure of the French intelligentsia in The Philosophical Salon last April – suggest that first encounter to have been an anomaly. Mr Rockhill has a straight from the shoulder style, and grasp of both marxist theory and empirical detail, which instantly engages.
Here he uses these qualities to good effect in showing how, historically and in logic, liberalism and fascism are not opposites but two sides of one coin. And just as I recommended a second October piece by Alastair Crooke, so do I recommend that a reading of this one be followed by a second and related October piece from Gabriel Rockill. The US did not defeat fascism in WWII assembles in some detail the facts on how Washington co-opted fascists before, after – and during – “the war on Nazi tyranny”.
He never met a real gangster, but his mafia melodrama remains timeless (2723 words)
And now for something different. Ever on the lookout for new and fresh descriptors for our capitalist ruling class – a mission sketchily discussed in a recent post, Politics and language – I’ve taken of late to calling them gangsters. Hardly original, I know, but new to my lexicon.
It happens that two of my favourite films – after Some Like it Hot, of course – are Godfathers I and II. The man who created the Corleones, Mario Puzo, was born a hundred years ago this month and is rightly celebrated in this enjoyable Independent piece from Martin Chilton.
One of many memorable Godfather scenes, in book and film both, has New York’s five Mafia families coming together, ostensibly to prevent the kind of all-out internecine war – following a failed attempt on Don Corleone’s life, and successful one on his would-be assassin’s – which is not good for business.
At a certain point in the parlay, the head of a rival family protests:
Don Corleone is too modest!
It’s not a compliment but an accusation. Its subtext is a complaint, understood by all present, that Vito Corleone downplays the extent to which he controls judges and police chiefs; judges and chiefs whose favours it is unchristian of him not to share:
… naturally he should charge a fee for these services. After all … [the plaintiff looks with an expansive gesture around the august table to appreciative smiles from all but one] … we aren’t communists!
So too is Mario Puzo too modest when he says Francis Ford Coppola’s films are far better than his own book. Magnificent as the first two films are, they are matched by the elegance, insight, scope and story-telling genius on display in the greatest crime thriller of its century. (Thomas Harris comes a fair second with Hannibal Lecter, but lacks the Godfather’s sheer scale.)
And novels have one signal advantage, generally speaking, over drama. As their characters hold forth we are simultaneously privy to their thoughts. Since so much of the mafia’s grip on our imagination lies in the disparity between speech and thought, text and subtext – those glorious euphemisms of ‘offers he can’t refuse’ … ‘the olive oil business’ … ‘sleeping with the fishes’ and ‘godfather’ itself – Coppola’s films, masterpieces though they are, do not and could not surpass Mario Puzo’s writing.
More to the point here, those calmly insane euphemisms, and the gangsters who deploy them, seem to me fitting metonyms for our times. Take another look at the Pompeo and Rove quotes I opened with.
Consider too the similarities between Vito Corleone’s monopoly of judges and police chiefs – at the expense of the ‘legitimate’ aspirations of the other New York families – and Britain’s 1914 monopoly of the sea lanes – at the expense of Germany’s ‘legitimate’ imperial aspirations. I’ve no need to update this analogy. Alastair Crooke has done that for me.
 Gamekeepers turned poacher are very much a sign of our polarised times. Alastair Crooke’s name is to be added to the burgeoning list of establishment renegades – ambassadors, CIA officers, UN weapons inspectors, Reagan appointees, right wing media hosts and even one or two rogue journalists – who’ve broken ranks in disgust at the contempt in which our rulers and their media hold truth.
 Apart from the commercial and socio-political implications of 5G, its importance to the ‘internet of things’ enhances China’s ability to defy US military might. Reduced ‘latency’ – delay in response – on tiny chips is of huge significance to missile/anti-missile technologies.
 The mafia’s ‘glorious euphemisms’ are hilariously foregrounded in Billy Wilder’s Some Like it Hot: “friends of Italian Opera” … “something in the cake disagreed with him” … “join us” (subtext, “add yourselves to the body count in Chicago’s St.Valentines Day massacre”) ...
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But this is hilarious On-G crocodile tears by the Syria PR Campaign. A last throw of the dice? Or a new narrative gambit.
What you think?
‘ In November 2019, James Le Mesurier, the British co-founder of the Syrian rescue group, fell to his death in Istanbul. What led an internationally celebrated humanitarian to take his own life?
by Martin Chulov’
Are they thick or something? If they think this will work.
I accept your point on Lacanian opacity but surely the Lacanian conception of the three orders or registers of the Symbolic, Imaginary and the Real and their interrelationships are within the ken of those who desire to make an effort.
After all desire is motor of the psyche according to Lacan. Virologists would perhaps do well to take a few lessons from Lacan too,since they are having great difficulty in figuring out the difference between these three orders and the role they play in the consensus reality of their discipline and their delusional claims about pathogenic viruses and their special attributes.
At least Pompeo is honest about US machinations; the same cannot be said about Xi Jinping & co. They first grab land / market share / CO2 quota, and after “negotiate” for show but keep their booty.
Today PR China emits more CO2 than all other nations combined, and their emissions are still growing – even legitimately – as their Paris accord was a joke.
That may be true about Xi – but trying to play games with ancient people’s and grabbing THEIR resources was going to come to an end.
The Paris Accord was just part of the Greata swindle being perpetrated to grab hold of the future remaining natural wealth and let the Robber Barons move their supranational corporate state ships to their latest feeding grounds to hoover up the wealth being generated. Here’s a perfect example in the Groan today as BP moves into Carbon storage!
Indeed, our fellow Chinese are living in an intolerable pollution and suffering from alarming cancer rates. They are suffering so we can enjoy the comfort of modern life.
I am sure, you agree, the least we should do is to actively provide the necessary support for all those suffering ill-health to make our computers, our furniture and our clothes. We should offer compensation that covers healthcare costs fully.
To live off the work of others while letting them die prematurely because of the pollution generated to make our goods is a crime against humanity, isn’t it?
They make more stuff than all other nations put together.
Criminal Cabal is the most vulnerable it’s been in Over 100 Years w/ Wayne Jett
Wayne Jett joins Sara Westall’s show to discuss the war going on behind the scenes (and increasingly in the public) between the criminal cabal and humanity.
You used to work in the biz – do you know this guy? He is by far the best photographer I have come across today.
Not personally. Great work, though.
Is The Daily Telegraph Revolting?
Up to a point Lord Copper. It’s probably just their English way of needling the Welsh.
Central figure in the cartoon being the notoriously Welsh Alexander Johnson…
Had no idea 220 million Americans had died. That’s two thirds of the population!!!
Anyone read the 5 G study on UK Gov website? Fascinating.
COVID sheep on their way to get Fleeced. The Slaughterhouse comes later.
At least they are not wearing masks, or they would already be dead.
The CIA backed coup now starts for real in Europe, to get the, CIA’s friends into power, the fascists, to destroy Europe. Covid was the starter, the main course is the coup.
That video has improved dramatically since you first posted the bit in the middle. How did you do that? I can rarely get the edit function here to work for longer than about 5 minutes if at all. Do you work for The Guardian?
Another great article from Ramin Mazaheri
“Mail-in ballots: the US elites’ ‘plausible deniability’ ploy to retain power`
Good one in the paper we shall not mention tonight.
Survey uncovers widespread belief in dangerous Covid conspiracy theories.
I was taught that if the theory is correct it works out in practice. Well, it does appear to be the case with Covid -19 conspiracy because this one is certainly working out in practice as there are now more than enough people and evidence to prove it. Not that this will make a great deal of difference to the fascist cosmocracy that is unfolding before our very eyes in this quiet war that has also been inflicted upon us. What say you?
So Joe Biden thinks he’s running against George Bush.
I am beginning to wonder if this is a deliberate strategy to thrust into the limelight a man who has already surpassed the early stages of Alzheimer’s (in the opinion of doctors who observe such things).
Is this a message to the people as a whole that it’s OK to lose your mind? We already have social justice movements rejecting logic as patriarchal, who turn tangible, tactile realities (real as in, that is what we perceive) into social constructs. We have the world’s biggest company Apple acknowledging that it sells magic. Today’s generation of consumers of computing products know nothing of maintenance, on the contrary they have expectations of magic and wonder from their electronic gadgets.
Am I out of order to suspect the Biden’s dementia is part and parcel of the same social engineering?
The elite put forward old white men while prompting the youth to rail against them. Old, senile white men. What happened to the cult of youth? He’d be older than Trump, who was already the oldest U.S. president at inauguration.
This drives cognitive dissonance, the fading of confidence in one’s own powers of perception, the loss of trust in one’s own senses, the disbelief of one’s eyes.
Disinformation is pumped into the corporatist and state media by military propagandists, and it is shown to create dissonance and confusion — on purpose. See the extensive reporting on the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team and the Ottawa Sun’s and Citizen’s reporting on the disinformation tactics of the Canadian military.
In the U.S. things are kept rather more secret and much of the public is propagandized into unquestioning silence. And blasted daily with news that just doesn’t make sense.
Is the dizzying, contrary, perverse act of Biden’s candidature intended to further unhinge the public?
The funny thing is the presstitutes on the other side have been saying the same stuff about Trump’s mental health and apparent cognitive decline. There’s that one widely circulated video of him seemingly struggling to drink from a glass of water after hobbling down a long but gradual ramp. I’ve seen many others.
I’m a bit skeptical when so called truth seeking independent thinkers seem to favor one candidate over the other, essentially trading one set of propaganda for another, when both seem sorely lacking in any substance or credibility. It really just displays cognitive bias or ulterior motives.
People get old. The point is that Biden was not well when they put him forward. He makes Hillary circa 2016 look a picture of health — and she took heavy criticism at the time. Given the painful experience with Hillary, why would the Democrats follow her with a candidate who’s even more unwell?
If the intent is to destroy the U.S., to slash the last shreds of sanity and self respect, this is one way to do it.
I’ve got no horse in the race. Haven’t voted since the 1990s.
His Missus looks a lot nicer than Hillary Clinton. Her ex husband said recently (I paraphrase from memory -but I did read it today maybe on Zerohedge, so it may not be true, but I reckon it probably is) “Well everyone falls in love with her. I was not that surprised that my good friend Joe Biden was shagging her, even before his first wife died in a car crash.”
I think this video maybe legit (ie not faked). Even though I have never had one, I know that most dogs do like water. If he can get a cat to do that, I will be impressed.
John Garcia, with The New York Post and Rothstein the surfing bulldog.
Apologies for any possible misinformation. I have never been to The USA and its entirely possible, they make a lot of stuff up.
it very clearly does not matter which soiled sock puppet is a candidate in a corrupt system that produces this sideshow. the die is cast.
Maintenance, repair, etc.: Undoing these was a major project of capitalism. At one time, these and recycling made up an important part of the economy. Thanks to marketing, planned obsolescence and government evasion, most people are now embarrassed to own old gadjects or accessories. For their own assets, governments evade maintenance until an inevitable crisis, when they can launch another mighty project. About 10 years ago or less, a UK minister who actually dared to promote repairs quickly got the sack.
All the talk about recycling and saving the planet. You know it’s a fraud just from their actions.
Separating your plastics, glass and tin cans
Carefully tying up your papers and magazines
And shipping it to developing countries for dumping
“And shipping it to developing countries for dumping”
And causing a myriad of serious chronic diseases in the vicinities where the waste is dumped. So much of “doing the right thing!”
The Comments that finally got me deleted from the Guardian, this morning, were as you’d expect, (below) those that challenge Amazon and Google’s take over of the UK’s economy.
Who in their right mind is going to load a ‘track and trace’ app, that risks condemning them, without proof and without appeal, on the whim of an algorithm in Google’s HQ, to house arrest, for an indefinite period of time and the consequent destruction of their income and social life. Who?
I would speculate that government measures have economic aims. The masks are helping Amazon by driving people out of shops, on-line, the ‘NHS’ tracking following a few tweaks will, in the future help Google commercial data collection, the ban on cash is helping MasterCard & Visa, the destruction of small business is helping large US/UK chains and corporations take more market share.
The exodus from offices to on-line is helping Zoom/Skipe grow a monopoly position. The closure of our cinemas/theatres is helping Netflix, Apple and Amazon TV. The closure of schools will drive all education on-line, (ala home schooling and the Betsy DeVos route) & The closure of our hospitals will drive our public healthcare into a ditch, on route to privatisation. This is a neoliberal operation.
Guardian banned me a month after Kiev Putsch of February 2014, and that was still remnant of supposedly old good Guardian, that never was.
About million people who stupidly agreed to be contact traced via NHS app were harassed by paid Medical Nazi followers so far in U.K. but it is apparently not enough, as the boss of such GESTAPO-like operation is currently being under MSM criticism FOR not spying enough and not harassing, intimidating, persecuting people enough.
Just to remind similarity to Nazi lockdown, contact tracing and social distancing which required in much of occupied territories that a person be located always where he lives or works while social distancing from military, administration and citizens of Third Reich who frequented stores, restaurants etc., marked “For Germans Only” (Nur für Deutsche).
On demand from police everybody had to list all the people one encountered within at least 48 hours and account for whereabouts of all family members and friends always, network of thousands of paid spies and traitors were as effective as tracing apps today. . And yes vast majority of schools and universities were closed. If one did not know whereabouts of one’s brother one could be arrested isolated until, brother was found.
officially it was not because of purposefully destroying economy, culture, national identity or preventing organization of armed resistance and political opposition but in addition to ideological reasons it was done due to medical epidemiological reasons to contain typhus and other communicable diseases from spreading among … stationed German soldiers and Nazi administration.
Parallels with today’s global fascist are uncanny as today lockdowns protect usurpers and occupiers.
I would advise many here to go back to the Guardian, we are not helping anyone locked away here, in our echo chamber. Get back to the guardian, I had a day of exposing real questions there today, the hold on the narrative is falling away as the masses are getting wise to it. We need to get the truth out and challenge the CIA controlled Guardian with facts well presented.
Is commenting there even allowed any more? It wasn’t under many articles, the last time I looked, which admittedly is some time ago.
Here’s three links. Funny how that number three keeps popping up…
World Economic Forum is pushing the Health Pass and Qcode. Funny how that letter keeps appearing lately. NSA monitoring the world. Their Q group is collecting the data from all your QCodes. You now are an item. You are a commodity. Their commodity. Your every movement monitored and tracked. Your biometric data owned by the controllers.
They (NWO in cooperation with airlines, bars, restaurants, events, concerts) want to take your blood every time you go anywhere or do anything. For the presence of a virus that never been proven to exist. And for “future” viruses.
What’s really going on is they are DNA testing everyone in the world, and they want to determine whether the mRNA vaccine they are planning to force on the population (which is why each country will have more than one vaccine candidate) will create a third string of DNA in humans. There’s six main vaccine candidates. They aren’t about covid. There is no covid.
This is eugenics. Full spectrum domination. Global, forced impoverishment. Depopulation.
They want to modify your DNA and make you and your children genetically modified organisms. If you survive the purge, that is. If you’re over 40 there is probably not much hope.
A nightmarish New World of Permanent Disease and constant serum testing pushed by the WEF:
And now they want to take all your property and assets. Basically impoverish you. Make you a NWO owned and modified being with no rights, no future, no assets, no ability to live where you you choose or do anything at all without approval from your new owners.
Covid19 is a fraud and was Agenda 21, Agenda 30. This is the proof that Covid21 is coming, which is the effect from increased radiation in the atmosphere from 5g satellites that they will attribute to a virus:
And this is how they envisage your future. Of course, Not for the billionaires. Or the celebrities. Just for you and me. And the other several billion they want to ultimately get rid of over the next 10 years. But first, they need us to relinquish our property before they get rid of us with the “vaccines“ and the 5g:
Once we are forced to relinquish our rights to own property and assets, we will all be in the world ghetto thanks to the IMF and you know what happens next. Don’t get fooled.
There is no such thing as a ‘globalist agenda’ or the NWO, there are only Empires. 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 I will, it has a vast propaganda capacity via its ‘think-tanks’ & universities pumping out political, economic, social and scientific research and propaganda which it uses to influence the worlds direction of travel, in their own economic and strategic interests.
That is in addition to spreading their interests 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 competitor ‘enemy’ countries. Add to that the new American tech which has become the most valuable tool of all, capabler of turning the political mood in any country on the planet in a weekend, via their social media, search algorithms and videos.
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 this raw power, you people claim there is a conspiracy called the ‘globalist agenda’, a theory which has its root in Adolf Hitler’s own ‘international 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.
The US has the luxury of writing it’s own and world history via films and CIA funded video casts, telling people what to believe and think. They tell the working class to think its lizards, the middle class think it’s incompetent government that is causing them to be impoverished, they tell you anything but the truth.
This story is just camouflage, a deceit intended to whitewash the US out of geopolitical and international affaires in the minds of the average joe, at a time when Washington, albeit in decline, 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 to the British Empire. 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 history of world.
The US currently follows an internationalist global corporate economic model, which manufactures goods 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 political climate in Washington, it will be a political decision made by the Empire, not a sudden failure of the ‘globalists’ agenda as you would 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 your silly Nazi fantasy, distracting from the elephant in the room, The American Empire, which the controlled media are busy dressing up as a cuddly benevolent bear.
I think you are 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.
“Around the world we’re closing borders, COVID-19 on the rise
A NEW WORLD ORDER behind closed doors, the storm will pass, we will survive
We will rise, we will rise again, our isles will rise again
We will rise, we will rise again, our world will rise again”
Global Currency Reset forced on the world by the IMF:
“The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control…. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.”
Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets
“We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”
David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.
Again here we are being told by the people you call evil liars, what they are and what they want, and you believe them, every word. It is just stupid and demonstrates a profound ignorance of geopolitics, politics, economics and history. You are ignorant in all of these sciences so you believe rubbish like this or you want other people to believe this rubbish. These stories are really for children. Family dynasties have not been important in world history for at leat 500 years.
I was with you, till you wrote “which is the effect from increased radiation in the atmosphere from 5g satellites”. You then confirmed to me that you are a disinfo merchant, who knows nothing about physics, and is full of sh1t.
Just think about it for a moment. Where does the energy come from for these 5g satellites to increase radiation on Earth?
Have you seen any Really Bright Lights in The Night Sky Recently?
Do you think anyone on Planet Earth, has yet achieved a Moontan?
I am not suggesting that 5g, nor even the radiation from mobile phones is safe, but you need to press them very close to your body for a very long period of time, before your body is likely to be harmed by them.
Radiation can indeed be extremely harmful, especially if you stick your head in a microwave oven. But there the rays are extremely powerful, and very close to your head. I suggest you don’t test it.
I don’t normally reply in such a way, but you have already slagged me off for no reason at least twice.
Have a nice day, CIA?
“Electronic harassment and mind control technologies direct energy through lasers, radio frequency energy beams, holography, interferometry, electromagnetic radiation, radio and sound waves, satellites, radar, miniature electronic robots, smart dust, and other means. All do it invisibly over thousands of miles. They can penetrate walls, buildings, metals, concrete, mountains and thousands of miles of earth.“
“Voice to Skull directed acoustic devices are neuro-electromagnetic non-lethal weapons, able to produce mood-altering sounds in a person’s head. Remote Neural Monitoring (RNM) uses satellite transmitted extra low frequencies (ELF) to send voice to brain communications. Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) are used for crowd control. They produce 150-decibel acoustic beams, “designed to communicate with authority and exceptionally high intelligibility in a 15 – 30 degree beam.” They emit verbal challenges over distances beyond 500 meters, with warning tones to influence behavior. They can also inflict physical harm, manipulate minds, and cause death.“
Not forgetting negative audio.Which uses no-linear stochastic resonance which places sub audio commands inside your head.Microwaves not needed.
Thank you for this moment of sanity.
Trolls from 77th, IntegrityInitiative or whatever farm and their sock puppets have descended upon us. I am an (ex) electronics engineer and I am sure the entire 5g-covid connection makes no sense from any angle. Well except for one. 5G uses much higher frequencies that do not reach very far (except when focussed in a direct line of sight). Data rates are very high but it will only ever be useful in urban areas because the cells a so small you need a base station almost on every street corner to provide coverage. As a result, location accuracy is very high. This is why the US plutocracy want total control over it, to continuously track every citizen.
Could you shed light on how 5G satellites might work? In particular the miniature satellite arrays. Signal strength attenuates rapidly with distance. How do they get power (as Tony touched on)? Do they need accurate alignment? How is attitude control for this achieved?
Genuine questions from (ex) oil and gas eng.
Well said.going off.
Celebrities by definition need need fans to be celebrated by? Isn’t celebrity a luxury no one will be buying in that future?
They’re a distraction for the morass. They provide cover for the more ugly and pressing things going on in the world. They keep people pre-occupied with trivia. Celebrities are being sold to young people especially, 24-7 through social media and mass media, brands and marketing. They sell unpleasant concepts such as oxygen deprivation from wearing masks. They have their place. For how long, is anyone’s guess. Mindless entertainment and predictive programming will continue despite depopulation measures, therefore actors and celebrities will still have their used for the controllers.
I doubt they will bother with DNA; in current science, it amounts to groping in the dark. The “blood tests” and “swabs” are more likely to become simple poisoning with variable delays. Depopulation will proceed as fast as a Ministry of Recovery can clear the bodies and dispose of the assets.
They have to Monitor the DNA. It’s integral to their plan. And it also provides them with a method to kill if you do the wrong thing or have the wrong thought. They want to keep millennials.
“AstraZeneca Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Produces Robust Immune Response In Elderly Patients”
i went to the bank today to collect my free money,
the bank said none was available.
popped across the road to the tesco super store
i must admit i have not been in tesco for 8 year or more
stopped around the horse meat debacle.
but free is free
so the hypocrite went up to security nd asked the giant from
could you point out the free food
the giant replied
nothing is free here go
i said go now
a little confused
i popped along to the charity store for some free stuff
i told them i was black and that blm
alas they said nothing doing.
i went home dejected
turned the radio on global london glr khazar pirate radio
home of nick ferrari and james obrien close friends of israel.
on the radio an advert came on i could not believe it
right up my alley.
it said are you between 45 and 80 why not come to boots the chemist
for a free winter vaccine shot.
well i nearly fell off my seat i mean free
i called up the radio station and asked the rabbi who answered if it was true
he said as long as i was goyim the offer stood would stand.
free vaccines for all
now you must admit that is novel
I love your poems man.They gonna say they eradicated flu soon by vaccination.
it not a poem bro
it my lifes
spam check so deleted it
FREE they even pay you in vouchers to take them and including the test
type of search engine getting paid to take CV test or have vaccine
No more lollipop after a check up bad for your teeth doctor says even though he she was sponsored by dentist association remember ribena good for yr teeth?? now THEY pay for to
vaccineanti viral anti body. or nasal spray
20 year battle
Consumer groups have welcomed the judgment, but the British Dental Association is standing by its decision to endorse Ribena ToothKind (owned by Glaxo Wellcome plc) as “a soft drink dentists can recommend with confidence”
Globally, the profession promotes fluoride in water and toothpaste. The latter conceals bleeding from gums.
Could a sudden and definitive crack down on the covid cult be approaching? Protesters angered by new coronavirus restrictions clashed with police in the southern Italian city of Naples late on Friday.
They are stocking up the rage, further and further…..the CIA know they are creating a powder keg, which they will expoit.
The CIA will always exploit whatever you do. That’s no reason to not do things.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for coronavirus, authorities said on Saturday, as thousands of people protested in Warsaw against restrictions aimed at curbing the surging epidemic.
same script world wide same milkshake screaming the other party will help set us free
Not to worry , Covid was never anything more than a mild flu as mortality rates have shown. Soon enough everyone will test positive using the meaningless PCR method , masks and distancing then become truly redundant , instead of placebos for the panicking plebs. .
As the other partyis always useless, let’s vote for noble dictators to save us from useless democracy.
i left the left awaken and joined the right and like his flip flop hero trumpo change partys from one mind controlled to another
what ever is internet fashionable seller able to the gullible all abroad
Next week your be whatever is fashionable and the internet tells you to be.
Wear that muzzle stand 2 meter apart QR scan to shop or eat out and tell yourself your free
This blaming Germany for the First World War makes as much sense as the praising of the US for defeating Germany in the Second World War. It was the Habsburg Empire that started the First World War.
I’ve always thought it was the poisonous spawn of Queen Victoria and her German husband that brought us the first modern attempt at a Global Reset aka WW1
I think you might benefit from reviewing the chronology: it doesn’t support your thesis.
Hello Jim McDonagh: I often use Wikipedia for reference material, as it’s accessible in most browsers, and offers readers the opportunity to disagree with every statement made…
Excerpted from: House of Habsburg – Wikipedia
“The House of Habsburg (/ˈhæpsbɜːrɡ/; German pronunciation: [ˈhaːpsbʊʁk], traditionally spelled Hapsburg in English), also called House of Austria was one of the most influential and outstanding royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was continuously occupied by the Habsburgs between 1438 and 1740. The house also produced emperors and kings of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Kingdom of England (Jure uxoris King), Kingdom of Germany, Kingdom of Hungary, Kingdom of Croatia, Kingdom of Illyria, Second Mexican Empire, Kingdom of Ireland (Jure uxoris King), Kingdom of Portugal, and Kingdom of Spain, as well as rulers of several Dutch and Italian principalities.[dubious – discuss] From the 16th century, following the reign of Charles V, the dynasty was split between its Austrian and Spanish branches. Although they ruled distinct territories, they nevertheless maintained close relations and frequently intermarried.”
See “House of Hapsburg” full text according to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Habsburg
The “Low Countries” of the Hapsburg Netherlands were once comprised of these seventeen provinces. It is instructive to note the history of family linage throughout these two particular centuries. Control of common property and indigenous human rights were considered the divine privilege of Kings. Counts, dukedoms, fiefdoms, etc. and were measurement of value, rather than value of ideal…
See: Seventeen Provinces – Wikipedia
Did financial assets and political influence simply fade away? I think not…
Some what off point as after 1850, the English were Empire building in Africa and China, while in continental Europe Prussia and the money lending Rothschild’s were ascendant while the Hapsburg’s , Austro-Hungarians , etal were in decline . I suggested you do a time line 1850-1920 but that post was scrubbed ?
The Habsburg Monarchy used the banner of the Holy Roman Emperor: The double headed Phoenix. As do the Illuminati and Freemasons. Knights Templar. Knights of Malta.
For hundreds of years the Habsburgs were also Holy Roman Emperors.
So they hand down the power and wealth through generations. That’s why they are obsessed with genes and preserving their bloodline through intermarriage.
There’s a theory that the different blood types are in fact, bloodlines for different hominids that interbred. I haven’t done much research on this but it’s an interesting theory as to why these families believe in their superiority and why they are using (and used in WWII) the theme of “races“ to divide and conquer.
Why the NWO funded genetic sequencing, the genome project and the new third strand of DNA research. They aim to separate themselves from humans and create a sub class of slaves that will be genetically modified humans. Not superior at all but inferior. A medical and scientific experiment on most of humanity. And the masks are part of the initiation ritual.
it was actually the anglo-american banking cartel who didn’t want the competition from the rapidly strengthening Germany.
The ‘Hidden History of World War 1’ by Gerry Docherty and Jim McGregor suggest that this war at least in part was something planned by a clandestine group of elite powerful men in London who successfully deceived Parliament and the country in war with Germany. The death of the Archduke and his wife was merely the pretext for it starting.
The On-G, Obssesive Groan shilling the big Fix, as was used on Corbyn here last December – as per the LauraKoftheCIA on the beeb at the time
This will make the ‘hanging chards’ look like a A kiddy confetti party –
Gun sales are up!!
The good ole boys ain’t going to be swallowing the con so easily.
The lawyers will have a field day.
Quite a few DS goons will not get away with doing to the US what they did to the U.K. with the Postal Vote Scam in our GE and referendums.
“Let’s Spend Less Time Together… ♫♫♫… I Don’t Need You More Than Ever.” ♫♫♫
For a newer generation thats: tsk, tsk, tse… whooooooooooooooop! brrrrrrrrrrr… [emotional melodic progressions build tension] [pause] Resolution…. … thud, thud, thud, etc.
Welcome to your new prison: you can spend even less time together. The CDC reduces ‘Close Contact’ definition to 15 minutes a day. Previously a close contact was someone you were 6 feet from for 15 minutes concurrently — but now that’s cumulative, over 24 hours.
Bad Today? Wait Til Tomorrow — Bituchute channel CallForAnUprising
We have only got one life here so far as I know, so try and do your best…of course none of us are that good and we will fail…several times, and be really alone and feel really depressed…but if you have ever fallen in love – and its all gone wrong, and then it goes wrong again…
Just send her a text message
Are You Ok Kid
That one message, might make her feel a lot better when she was close to giving up.
What do you want – total suicidial destructuction from wearing that mask..
Or do want to take it off, and be Proud
walking down your streets. just like when you were born…just exhibiting your beauty when you didn’t know you had any…
Look at Those Zombies The Undead Wearing Masks
Look at Me
And I Look at You
Come Home with Me
Lets Make Love
You don’t have to be an elite jerk to be a bad guy, but it helps…
Scarface (1983) – Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy Scene
“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie”.
If you are anything like me – you realise that life is full of most amazing things – the ultimate heights of happiness – and the ultimate depths of despair.. when you have got everything you ever could ever could ever wish for..and then when you are getting better, again the depth of despair – and it’s not Personal.. The World Really Has Gone Mad…
I wouldn’t Mind if it was just a Personal Thing…but its a Worldwide Thing…
She says The Gym and Swimming Pool have now Reopened….do not get too drunk tonight
But I haven’t got Membership..she says don’t worrry about that.
Will they Let Me In???
My Wife Smiles at Me..
OK I wil drive her there, but it is somewhat unlikely I wil go in -unless she asks..is it O.K. if My Husband comes in..He is not a member and he is crap at swimming..without his snorkel and his mask, but better at diving than me…
My Wife is Total Angel – She slags me off a lot..which just makes me more determined to do it…
To Keep Healthy and Fit
Please make copies of these posts when you post them, Tony, because I’m going to remove the off-topic ones. Apologies, A2
His ramblings need a title.
Online diaries of a ? (Insert title)
I think “Online diaries of a ?” is fine as it stands!
That is how the Guardian stop discussion of real news, ‘off topic’, you are the same people
Your censorship is working, people are leaving here an masse. Will the last one here please turn out the lights.
This guy is 95% rambling, 5% content (and now I am being generous).
I like his rambling.
me too, can always scroll down if dont like. admin2?
i made a cup of tea earlier 7 maybe 8 minutes later i ground up some coffee beans i had roasted myself yesterday in the evening between 9 and 10pm cannot remember the exact time.
the tea was a blend of ceylon assam with a suggestion of chai spice with milk it makes a refreshing brew i use tea leaves a must
did you know teabags are cancer plastic and glues?
the coffee was a kenyan AA rated with a 15% suggestion of indian monsoon malabar i made the brew in a 1980s stainless steel moka pot made by the
Principessa Balzano company of northern or maybe middle or southern italyanyway somewhere north south east or west of napoli or rome.
i had the coffee with some raw milk from a guernsey cow
What about your wife?
My wife loves keynan coffee but prefers it kept in a biscuit tin. She thinks it shapes the beans – when our granddaugher comes to stay she always says that Grandma – thats my wife – is able to make the best coffee in the world. She thinks that its the rich beans that seem to take the flavour from the warm cupboard under the stairs where she keeps them. They ripen better there.
very very true indeed aging and storage that is what monsooning means
java is another aged bean.
in fact to reproduce the effects on the beans from the old sailing schooner days.one should move the beans throughout the house.
like they do with balsamic vinegar
may i suggest startin in the loft and working grandma’s biscuit tin from the loft down to the basement maybe a trip to a sauna if they ever open again
for best effect a trip around the cape of good hope while avoiding the horn would certainly be a splendid idea
if you remember captain bligh a tea drinker prefered going around the horn.
while mr christien a yemeni moka lover always said the men would not have it
meaning the horn
yes sir coffee is a drink
just like a cuban corona cigar is a smoke
but thats another story
on the subject of my wife it was all very sad.
a hunting accident many years ago out of africa way.
i was resting my rifle a lee enfield 303 short magazine mk4 on her chin as i was polishing the trigger guard. in the distance i could see a dangerous looking field mouse heading straight towards us in attack mode.
to save myself i had to fire through her to stop the mouse in it’s tracks
all very unfortunate yes yes
Not sure I agree with this.
Yes, Tony does ramble on but generally good quality ramblings.
I guess, where do you draw the line? I’ve seen alot of posts here with people struggling with mental health issues, others providing support, not related to the article. We all go off on a tangent, it enriches and broadens the discussion
I think its wrong to censor a regular contributor. No reason I can see. The fact admin 2 is apologising also suggests this decision is not the right one.
Let Tony ramble away. Censorship should not be happening on this site, whatsover. Any hint of that, I’m away for good.
Yes….I prefer rambling to trolling, any day. And pearls of wisdom can be found in the most unlikely places, especially when on a ramble.
I love Tony’s Ramblings – he is a ray of sunshine amongst the truly serious awful stuff. Don’t remove Tony.
I love the way Trump is trolling the MSM in the USA over Covid. CNN hysterical and Trump just laughing at them. Tumps knows his supporters think that it is a scam, and he is acting accordingly. I hate the mans policies but you got to love the comedy of it.
such a scam he was diagnosed CV and took the wonder drug signed 2 Or 4 trillion + away to his friends and keepers whilst the milkshakes got 1k and que for food banks ha ha ha which is hard do properly as your muzzled up on twitter thinking your free
give the pious a break for a second, please god.
You been diagnosed with TDS as well as being all of theses
China’s CCP has a direct benefit from 5G: China is using 5G to step up its surveillance and control systems to further enslave and brainwash their people. The CCP’s 5G investment is not to liberate the people and enrich their lives. Every lamp post, every door, every everything will have a camera to feed the face to the CCP facial recognition system. You want to know what you did on this day ten years ago? The CCP can tell you. The CCP will also prevent your access to certain “privileges” if you do not read Xi’s latest offerings for enough hours every day. Communism in name, hyper-authoritarian aristocracy in nature.
A bit rich to talk about surveillance in China when every internet and mobile interaction in the free first world is stored on servers directly controlled by Washington’s war terrorists and war criminals?
Which think tank you’re working for? You don’t get sick of it?
Back to white man bad, yellow man good? Your simple view of the world is just pathetic and inexcusable in the modern era. Plebs are threatened from all sides by all holders of power. The CCP are imperialists just as much as the US government and no amount of whataboutism will change that.
If that was the case this country [UK] would have had it in place years ago. we too have to endure pictures of the privileged family and the rest of the parasites day after day in the daily ‘newspapers’ it’s endless , and it’s one reason why this country will never move on whilst we have these parasites parading around and idiots waving plastic union flags at them in the pouring rain, you couldn’t make it up.
I guess you are saying that you lost your privacy so that the rest of the world could remain free? You are the only victim? Maybe you should do some research into how much cash the CCP puts into its internal surveillance operations.
To be honest I’ve no idea what that means, I was replying to your post about Chins and its surveillance, why pick on China, there’s a better choice neare home
Judging from other comments on here, I may be alone in this, but I found Mario Puzo’s book to be a horrible read, little better than a Dan Brown book. Ok, maybe slightly better but not much.
Probably the only occasion I have ever declared a film to be superior to the book, but I thoroughly agree with Puzo’s admission that Coppola did a better job than himself.
Page after page of drivel about the obviously Sinatra-inspired crooner/actor character whom Coppola thankfully had the sense to dispense with right at the start.
I’d put the book about level with Sofia Coppola’s acting in the third movie. Or James Caan’s attempts to emote in the first.
The Godfather films (ignoring part 3) were true masterpieces, and my only criticism is that they somewhat cemented the very false perception of organised crime being dominated almost exclusively by Italians.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA is a superior film to THE GODFATHER. Its’ gangsters come from a different ethnic group. Funny how that film is impossible to see except in a butchered version and hardly ever gets mentioned.
Thats interesting. The copy I have is a weighty 220 minutes and I had assumed it was the full version, but after reading your comment, I now see the intended film came in somewhat over 4 hours. I’m going to have to start hunting for the full length version, although I have to consider it may have been disappeared.
I never rated it as highly as The Godfather cinematically, although the story felt more honest and was certainly more interesting. Time for a rewatch though, and hopefully the longer version if I can find it.
I agree. I couldn’t get through the book. It seemed to me to be boiler plate bestseller material with crudely drawn characters and constant dumbing down. (At one point it referred to a song having an obscene “double meaning”. I suppose “double entendre” or “innuendo” would have been too “highbrow”) The films were far superior.
When I was a child I remember other children mentioning a graphic sex scene in the book that appeared on a certain page. We said that our parents had a book of that title but as we didn’t think they would have such a book it must be a different book – we were pretty young. Of course, we checked when we got home … .
I think the Godfather trilogy is a wonderful and entertaining mix of drama and Hebrew morality tales constantly foisted on Americans in different wardrobes and eras . I also enjoyed the novel on which it was based which s more of a paean to Italian Americans .
Robert Kennedy Jnr
The only thing to fear is fear itself.
Daily news blog to be written on childhealthdefense
Another perspective from someone I consider a genuine dissident of today, not a throwback Leftist stuck in obsolete concepts and 20th century definitions :
From my neck of the woods in the west of ireland same as John waters.
I get the sense that people are not interested in discussing these things here.
You agree ?
Well in my circle you’ve no choice
I’ve been to every protest here in Ireland
Even if I don’t want to go and feel they do nothing I go
I don’t want to look back in time and say I was a coward and stayed at home
Or do you mean what Keith woods is talking about in his stream?
He covers way too much ground in such a short time frame to have a single message of what’s he’s saying.
The analysis paralysis for me comes to mind.hes very intelligent and I see a big future for him in the polrict spheres as he’s very young
Maybe I lean toward the analysis paralysis myself, but I think him a clear and insightful voice in these times. He seems reluctant to fit the Covid situation into his work though, which I find strange. Traditionalism is so obviously challenged by spectre of The Great Reset and the Covidian Cult that I thought it would be good ground for spreading his thoughts..
and yes, I meant the kind of position that Woods outlines is much more sense making than old Marxists (here) positing that ‘ there is a continuity between fascism and liberalism’, which is just obfuscating in times like these.
Woods has always had to clarify,I don’t know why he shoud he’s debating and analysing topics no one else is doing with such vigor as him,to people who want to pigeonhole him specifically and which is the limitations of the naysayers of his high acute mental gymnastics he has in regards to the broad spectrum under the political umbrella.
Radical traditionalist. Love it. He goes straight to the heart of it: what do we propose as an alternative to/ dagger in the side of neo-liberalism… aka, the goose step of hope, change, hope, change, hope, change… quantitative goods in the present to distract from the qualitative tomorrow that never comes.
The heart of it, as I hear it from him, and with which I agree, is a recognition of the common ontology of Marxist Communism and Neoliberal Capitalism : that of a materialist model of human existence.
If we ever want (or ever wanted) a genuine renewal in politics, economics and culture, then this surely is the fundamental point of departure. I don’t hear many people who both acknowledge this and tie it back to commenting upon day to day developments.
Traditionalism is rooted in the perennial philosophy and the belief in natural law. Only this, I would say, is any kind of equatable response to the Covid take over and the Brave New Normal vision of the ‘humachine’.
Radical traditionalist. Love it. He goes straight to the heart of it: what do we propose as an alternative to/ dagger in the side of neo-liberalism… aka, the goose step of hope, change, hope, change, hope, change… the quantity of consumer goods now to distract from the quality of life tomorrow, a promise that is never delivered.
The anti-colonial nature of nationalism is an essential point — it challenges the neo-liberal dogma of tearing down borders, which is really and truly about creating one big mass market. It’s not about the people. This is what people never understood about the EU. And that’s where people are divided.
The EU is used as a battering ram against anti-colonial nationalism. It was the Third Reich that pushed a United States of Europe, a deception and misconception foisted upon a defeated post-war Europe by the OSS-CIA that financed the European movement — Germany seeing a way to rise above borders without the need for tanks; the U.S. seeing a way to divide Europe so that it remained a market but not a competitor.
Yes, Europe was defeated. What other word would you choose to describe the devastation of the continent? There were no victors. Europe was smashed in order to create something new.
Operation Gladio continued for the rest of the 20th century. The relentless bombing of Europe’s citizens to reshape them into something else. Who did that?
This puts us in a bind. No one feels they can argue against the concept of the EU because they see it as a zero sum game: accept multiculturalism at the price of sacrificing your own culture.
We are told that we would tear each other’s hearts out if Europe was not suppressed by a dictatorship of unelected bureaucrats. At the same time we are told that the European lust for war has not been eliminated but is simply directed outwards at those on our borders.
As if Europe had not thrived for more than a thousand years (unlike their Reich that was, let’s admit it, an American-European progressive-elitist project). What a silly proposition, short sighted and zero sum: one or the other, all or nothing.
Destroy Europe and its nations because they might one-day go to war. And to use two World Wars, 120 million dead, in order to create the safe, peaceful, multicultural Europe.
Is that a con?
This is how corporatists are winning because they have taught the people not to stand up for themselves! I
Instead of a class argument that unites the interests of all citizens we have the demonization of anyone who talks about the interests of the country in which we ALL live. ‘Nationalism’ meaning the people. The young are propagandized that their own countries should be cancelled.
Do people notice that the same message is pushed through Event Covid/The Great Reset? The whole, the fasces, the ‘bundle of sticks’ must be on the alert and give priority to any threat, REAL OR IMAGINED, to itself, over and above the rights of the individual.
The individual has no independent existence but is only a subset of the whole. The individual must follow the precautionary principle and quarantine/cancel/eliminate himself if he even suspects that he may pose a threat to the whole.
This is the relation of nation states to the New World Order/European Union. Without the whole you will cease to exist. All will be void.
My niece is terrified that with Britain outside the EU she won’t be able to marry her beloved, a very nice German lad called Max. I cannot explain to her that people have married each other in Europe for centuries. She is brainwashed to believe that they have no future as a couple without the blessing of the bureaucratic dictatorship.
She had not been taught that Common Law is the original, inalienable right of the individual. This is what we fail to uphold at our peril. My niece is already mentally wedded to the Napoleonic idea that only that which is permitted is allowed.
‘’…….my traditionalism is not about worshiping the past.’’
what utter BS.
thanks for that white hot piercing analysis.
The only reason why China is advanced in 5G is that they’ve put the work in and we haven’t. Starting around 2000 communications development in the US started winding down because companies needed to keep making windfall profits and they couldn’t do this by maintain an extensive R&D effort. Offshoring held the line for a while but it started to fail when the countries the offshore efforts went to started to develop their own products and technologies. They went from copying via cloning to develping products we have no way of being able to copy even if we were prepared to invest the money to do so. Now a lot of our technological base is ‘virtual’ — software — which is great while it lasts but assumes that ‘they’ can’t develop software as well.
Politiicans are unable to deal with this because they lack the background and expertise to understand the problem, their advisers are too vested in the status quo and older technologies and the time frame for recovery is too long. We in the US (and the UK) lack coherent educational and industrial policies that recognize that expertise in a field isn’t something you develop overnight, it has to be nurtured over a period of time. Investment’s the same; you don’t just build a factory on a brownfield site, open it with great PR fanfare and leave it to struggle, it has to be just a piece in a planed puzzle.
“..needed to keep making windfall profits..” – Contrary to religion, no one needs to be a billionaire.
“Offshoring held the line for a while..” – Concealed the plunder for a while.
“..copying via cloning..” – In many cases, sharing intellectual property was a condition for investment.
“Politiicans are unable to deal with this..” – It is just the old revolving door.
Words of wisdom from someone who knows the subject in detail from the inside. But the same result (of “outsourcing”) was predicted in broad overview by an outsider, the great French poet Paul Valery around 1940:
“By exporting our only advantage — our technology — the West is committing economic suicide”.
The US would go bankrupt instantly, should China demand royalties on the invention of gunpowder.
Very well expressed. Thank you.
Shocking arrest of lawyer at Berlin demo. I hope he’s OK
YOU WILL ORDER ALL YOU GOODS FROM AMAZON – BY ODER OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
Supermarkets in Wales cordon off non essential items
”Footage from Chepstow in Wales this morning (October 24) where supermakets have cordoned off “non essential” items to comply with new restrictions to battle the covid pandemic. It is part of a two week “circuit breaker” with an aim of reducing the spread.”
Some human beings thought up these inhumane rules. How can that be allowed?
It’ll be reviewed on Monday apparently.
People were confused as no explanation was given.
From the backlash across the internet I’d say the Welsh government are finished come voting time.
in the areas in the landscapes of crime dr watson
one should always look for a modus operandi
and his brother brother
it is still possible to buy bbc laurence rees books on the nazis at the chepstow wales tesco hypersuperstore
hitler a warning from history is listed as essential on the khazar government guidance reports. also available as an audio book with barbara windsor narrating the section on anne franks diaries
Babs. God bless her.
“Dame Barbara, 82, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014 and her condition has worsened during lockdown.”
Of course. Without the stimulation of conversation, familiar faces. I’m sure that even as part of the brain deteriorates it still tries to renew its networks. We know next to nothing of the brain or the body – because we cannot explain what we observe: that people who live in close, supportive societies live longer — as was found with communities of Spanish descent from Seville to Cuba.
Ericsson and Nokia are both European 5G producers. Why do you not know that?
I stopped reading The Godfather when I found the (Catholic) Archbishop of Dublin walking in “his” garden of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. If the author got this basic detail wrong, what else had he also got wrong?
what else he also got wrong?- just about everyrhing. It is a fictional story after all. Still quite a good book and very watchable movie
I found the Mario Puzo bio-short quite engaging. He is a highly readable author with a natty talent for the attention-grabbing phrase. As well as those cited in the article one that caught my attention, though it’s many years since I read The Godfather, has a ring of truth about it. And I might be paraphrasing:
“A lawyer with his brief-case, can rob more people than a hundred men with guns.”
Godfather Pt.3 is undervalued. The Roberto Calvi murder is mentioned and, although not directly named, the P2 lodge scandal is clearly alluded to.
I’ve only seen the first two Godfathers. It is Puzo’s writing I enjoy most, much more than the films. It is a great talent to be able to handle dialogue and push the narrative along. Harold Robbins could do it too in the same genre. I know it’s formulaic writing but it’s still a gift,
The seat of world power remains in the City of London. People think that the British Empire just quietly slunk off into the night, gave its power up of its own volition, but why would it have done so? It makes no sense.
The Yanks are order-takers, not order-givers. Little punks such as Pompeo like to give it the big ‘un, strutting about on the world stage, but they merely do as they’re instructed.
Agreed. Do we trust the Court Historians to produce anything but a narrative that suits the needs of those who grant a licence to publish?
Are we to believe that near 400 years of mercantilism, of seizing the best lands and industries, forcing entire continents to remove their tariffs and pay ours, forcing the world’s two biggest countries to buy our products while seizing theirs …. … produced wealth on such gargantuan scale that it vanished overnight?
Billionaires slink before us, their wealth multiplying in this crisis before our very eyes and the British money, less than a century ago, had different properties… a capacity to vanish?
I once nearly married into a British banking family but escaped by a hair. They would tell me between jaunts to Newmarket and Ascot: there is far more wealth in Britain than anyone knows.
On this forum we have discussed the spit-in-the-face character of America’s national hymns, each one based on a jig of British or Irish fun and debauchery,, accompanied by balloons and bunting that charactarize the serious nature of American politics. Let’s add the symbolism on its currency. The needles in Washington and London… … … a giant middle finger.
Oh, they love a bit of symbolism. Really gets their juices flowing! :o)
By the way, is my memory playing tricks on me, or was it you who recommended the series Utopia on these threads? If so, thanks very much. It’s got so much to tell us about current events! Including the all-powerful influence of the British state, of course. Represented by ”Mr” Rabbit…
I did pass it on, courtesy of someone else. It’s heartening to see such a story produced in these times. Sometimes there’s an honesty that accompanies the colourful, deadbeat humour that pierces the woke cultural programming.
For contrast, do you know the series Edge of Darkness (BBC,1985)? Not the 2010 movie with Mel Gibson but the six-part series.
Wrenching and hardly “wonderful” as these clips are titled.
I’d never even heard of that series. It looks intriguing! And I’ve just found it for a very reasonable price. Thanks (again).
Love the Mel Gibson film adaptation.
Written by William Monaghan, it is the true successor to The Departed.
Like Departed massively elevated its source material (the sublimely-titled but incoherent Chinese film Infernal Affairs), the Edge of Darkness film leaves the BBC series in the dust.
The series is…okay. Very good music. But it really drags, and then it totally falls apart with the new-age Gaia-worshipping eco-preachy crap shoved in at the end. The Monaghan film’s moral of false-flag paranoia is far more relevant and important, and its revenge-wish-fulfillment ending is far more satisfying (however unrealistic and pollyanna it is).
That’s a powerful recommendation. I found the TV series brooding but engrossing. I’ll watch them together.
The UK Utopia version was made and broadcast years ago – more recently the yanks have done their usual hatchet job on it with their version, the original is far better. To get to the denouement it is necessary to watch the second series (not yet on Netflix).
I mentioned it on another thread because it seemed so relevant to these times, and I watched it again – the echoes of current times sent a cold chill up my spine. It was prophetic – ‘they’ slipped up with the series, or, maybe ‘they’ were just waving it in our faces and challenging us to see things for what they are.
They were waving it in our faces with Utopia, I think. And I agree with what you say; the original is far superior to the Yank version.
You fall into the trap of American Exceptionalism , not realizing that most billionaires and by extension most of our global elites are not American. The relationship between Britain and America is more of the Greece to Rome type America became the world banker post WW1, and a legitimate superpower briefly after WW2 . It’s hegemony lasting less than a century. The US has been the big loser in every conflict it has entered since WW2.
I’m afraid I don’t believe this “America is ruled by London” story.
But I do believe there is more wealth in Britain than anyone knows. In large and small ways. On my various jaunts around the countryside (in happier times), I saw some of this, expressed in extensive land and very-well guarded property. And the landowners have been getting more and more mean-minded in recent years about keeping people off “their” property (even though most rural footpaths go through private property, and the public by long tradition and legal right should have access. But they find ways round this).
I often ask myself where all this wealth comes from, and I don’t know the answer, but I doubt if it all came about honestly or by the sweat of the “owner’s” brow.
I’ve been thinking this for years – all the accusing fingers point to a place in the UK, somewhere near Regent’s Park.
Unlike yourself, I came to that realisation very recently. A couple of months ago, maybe. Better late than never!
Hitler fought against the west and Russia at the same time but stumbled in Russia due to not only the size of the place but probably more to do with the harsh winter. So maybe it’s cold weather that defeated fascism?
This is the modern NATO propaganda. As recently as 2015 the Washington Post could write:
Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler
To be fair, we are so brought up with fake history that “written by the victors” doesn’t cover it. Fiction. Fantasy would be closer. The purpose is to curdle our brains.
I must have learned something from my history tutors at uni, though, because they gave me the skills to pull apart much of what they’d taught me over the next three decades.
That’s why History, capital H, often makes no sense. For example, today’s lucky students might be asked to provide a character study of Gavrilo Princip. Tack on a bit of gender studies and compare him with Sophia Perovskaya. It fascinates me and would make darned good reading but it tells us nothing about the wars. It’s the “something happened” school of history.
Skip forward less than 30 years from Princip and the same historians can’t provide a convincing explanation why Hitler gave the Allies a free pass and drowned his armies in Russian snow and mud. Oh, theories aplenty. Classic example: https://www.history.com/news/d-day-hitler-germany-defenses-miscalculations
So it’s our job to 1) doubt what we are told: perhaps events did not transpire as described; perhaps newspaper accounts are wartime propaganda of the time; what may have happened of which we are not even aware?
A good example is the forgotten battles of WW1 between Ypres and the Somme. A double tragedy for soldiers whose sacrifice was “cancelled” by the war ministry, wiped from history, because the pointless carnage was already apparent in 1914 but the ministry needed a narrative that would keep the war going for another four years.
As for WW2, the standard British standby, that Hitler was mad, is not an adequate or sufficient argument and it does not wave away the issue of whose interests Hitler served.
Hey, if climate change is a consensus and the science is settled then that applies to Hitler’s era, too. He was the product of a consensus (who granted/ allowed him power) and the science he implemented was settled for the time (eugenics, Jim Crow laws, segregation, invasive experimentation, sterilization, racial hygiene etc).
So settled-science, consensus Hitler cannot be dismissed as mad but must be regarded as a product of his time and of the international business and power elite.
Change history much?
Excellent point here. After all, The Rockefeller Foundation funded eugenics studies at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Nazi Germany until 1939 and the foundation knew the research was used to justify Nazi racial laws.
But European Parliament passed a recent resolution affirming that Nazi Germany and USSR were both responsible for WW2, i.e., Russsia ranks second in their version of history. Any let-up in the propaganda might lead to a revision of the role of the other lilly-white Allies.
four years long winter in Russia? I know it is Russians who are to blame for everything bad, but hey! – four years winter?
Weather – No, it was just the steady attrition of German forces from the outset
The 78th Infantry division, an average, run of the mill unit, lost 400 killed in the 1940 6 week campaign in France, an average of 10 per day. It lost 350 killed on the first day of battle in the East.
In honor of the Great Terrorist…
Aaargh! It’s old Ham-face! Holding a pig…
According to Steve Bell’s cartoons, he comes complete with a condom, so it’s all perfectly safe.
Nice looking kid there! Chip of the ol’ block…
I have always been concerned about Radiation, despite when at college and university, we played with radioactive stuff and used geiger counters. My cousin who was much cleverer than anyone, and a very nice man, spent much of his life working at The National Physical Laboratory, very close to one of the nicest parks in The UK..He got cancer, and died young.. It may have had nothing to do with radiation, but there again, it may have .
In 1976, I became aware of the existence of microwave ovens, at my Gliding Club…I was never much of a fan, mainly cos the food tasted like sh1t..
My Mum was a big fan of them, and used to stare into her’s and got Macular Degeneration, which seriously affected her vision, though her mind was still sound, and she was stil a lot of fun at the age of 86.
I have never knowingly allowed a microwave oven in my house…Have you seen what it does to food…Maybe safe when new, but these things get older and leak.
I am not completely paranoid, but was completely horrified, when they put my wife into one of these things at the airport…and then a couple of years later, they did it to me. I thought I had removed absolutle everything from my clothes, containing anything containing metal except, but forgot about my specs.
So I got the Full Treatment too – though they didn’t take me to the Private Room, and keep me Isolated for 24 hours, until I had been to the toilet, and analysed my sh1t.
My wife would have got extremely annoyed if they did…and we have never been to The USA..where it is very much worse…
I am not that worried about the technology of 5G, cos the mobile comms where we live is absolutely dire…I am not getting much radiation from any of the mobile phone companies, hardly anything at all..though my landline is pretty good – fibre optics are O.K…infact they are incredibly fast.
The Sun’s Natural Radiation is incredibly good for you, so long as you do it gradually, and don’t get sunburnt…It builds up your Vitamin D, which is essential for immune system, which can protect you – from most disease.
Compared to all the other sh1t going on, I don’t think 5G in terms of radiation is going to be that much of a problem…
If they stick one of these things with a camera directly outside of our bedroom, on a lamp post. I will first ask my wife – what do you reckon – Yeh go on – Let’s show them how to do it..
She always says Lights Full On – Curtains Wide Open..
It’s me who is trying to shut them….Our Neighbours will be able to see across the Road
Old, yet fun, reads!
First – Biological effect of millimeter radiowaves
I am not arguing with you. I was very reluctant to let my dentist do it to me (take an x-ray) and I was paying her to do it. She was very pretty and did wear a mask, when she was drilling my teeth. She walked out of the room, when taking The X-Ray photos – into the lead lined cage in the safe room. It’s very hazadous being a Dentist. If I had been more that way inclined and actually had such skillls, I would much rather be a midwife – cos you are helping to bring life into the world.
My wife’s first midwife was a really nice young man.
What a great job.
But the reality is, you are far more likely to die from wearing that mask, that you are from any Radiation from 5G..
Its the bacteria which collects in your mask, and also the reduction of Oxygen – and I do know about the Oxygen thing – I have also been Diving in the Sea and Flying High in the Sky in a Glider..
I don’t normally Repeat myself, posting photographs of beautiful people, who got seriously ill and disfigured from wearing masks..I don’t know if they are still alive.
I may have posted an example yesterday, and I am not going to do it again
I like beautiful things and experiences that make you feel good…mainly people with a smile on their face, not wearing a mask, and not moving out of my way cos I am not wearing one…
EMR kills millions every single year… We just don’t give a f u c k because we’re already used to the label (cancer), that’s all!
Since EMR in small doses kills you slowly and we don’t understand SLOW we just like to blame CANCERS on virus mostly and some times bacteria.
Voz Odb: Shhh! You’ll wake up the sleepers. >
Coronavirus – BioWeapon – Activation by 5G
The key to living with radiation is to understand what it is and how it affects things. We live in a world bathed in electromagneitc radiation — what we see as light and feel as radiant heat is just radiation of particular wavelengths — but we don’t give it a second thought because our bodies are used to it. A microwave oven, for example, only generates about the same energy as a one bar electric fire but it does this at a frequency (wavelength) that’s absorbed by water molecules so is a very effective way of heating stuff with water in it compared to the more traditional ‘put the pot on the stove’ method.
Most of the radiation we meet day to day is not ‘ionising’. The only signifcant source is the sun — we’re all familiar with the idea that too much exposure to the sun can burn you; its not the heat that gets you but the ultra-violet, its energetic enough to damage cells. Although this end of the spectrum is increasingly dangerous this is far,far, removed from the area of radio signals, including the millimeter waves that 5G wants to use — if it can figure out how to (they’re actually pretty useless at the moment because they’re like light, they don’t go through things, so most ‘5G’ is really ‘4G and a bit’, using the same frequencies as normal cell traffic plus ones taken from UHF television broadcasting).
Thanks for the Counterpunch link to the writing on Liberalism and Fascism, an excellent article. Clear and concise. The connection seems so obvious now. For me, a timely piece of the jigsaw.
Some down votes are just damn weird. Hey ho.
Too much free time for many moron slaves… So they just keep themselves busy down voting!
Your first exposure paired a photo? WTF?
Kettle take note: you have been officially accused of blackness.
America did not win fascism, haha America is fascism!
For your eyes
Have a look at the symbols on both sides of the senate’s flag
For those of you not aware ofIt, research it, it is called Fascio.
Cannot be denied. Like the Pledge of Allegiance salute, “a no-longer-used gesture in which the right hand extends upwards toward the flag”
Oh, “no longer used” but it was, from the 1890s to the 1940s. Scribble furiously and rewrite history but Bellamy, Dewey and Rockefeller sang from the same hymn sheet, separating church and state, and so far from God that they and their cohort gave the fascists practically every last one of their ideas.
No longer used?
No longer used? to be replaced by the israeli flag?
‘’ dire implications for a Europe left in the dust. ‘’
Bull-shit, Ericsson and Nokia are both European 5G producers, it is the US who are left behind, rushing to team up with Nokia. But as always, ‘The US never fails’, it must be described as a wider failure. NO! ……………the US is behind Europe and China. in tech like they are behind Russia now, in arms. ………..perhaps a moon landing is needed Mr trump?
American is behind China… pushing it forward to the point where it is what they want it to be, a capitalist paradise where capitalism is delivered in an authoritarian style. She’s completely on the dark side now, but Naomi Klein laid it out well some time ago. James Corbett fills in the blanks.
That Naomi Klein article is terrifying. It’s a long read, but the subheading says it all;
“With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export.”
Corbett is like like Alex Jones, controlled oppositon.
You’re entitled to your opinion and to your choice of sides in this war of those who play God against the true God.
Looks like he isn’t the controlled person here…
You don’t have to think Corbett is the Messiah in order to look at the evidence he indicates and to understand it.
It may surprise you to learn that what he says also fits in with the results of a good general education. If it didn’t, he would have no informed and intelligent supporters – only over-excited cheer leaders.
You can’t forget his agenda, it colours his presentation.
China has been quiet on whether they spotted any of those Apollo stuff.
America is not left behind. China has always been ready to work jointly with the US and other countries at every step. It is the arrogant supremacists who are involved in bullshitting/smearing/spying/sabotaging/subverting /creating and financing spies and terrorists inside China and around the world.
“80% of the Nazis who died in the war were killed on the Eastern Front, where Germany had deployed 200 divisions (versus 10 in the West).” True about the disproportionate casualties, but ..10 divisions in the West? Ridiculous! Wanna try 58 in France, Belgium and Netherlands in May 1944?
That looks to be around the right number but possibly the author is referring to battle ready armoured divisions. I regularly come across arguments about the role of Russia compared to allies.
Definitely correct that Soviet Union did the main fighting and sacrifices. But British and American role should not be dismissed. I would describe Britain’s role as more of containment. They fought in N Africa, Crete, Italy, Europe and Far East – spread out and low level fighting but still a contribution. And important at sea and in intelligence.
I think in east and west there is this all or nothing perception – for example I’ve spoken to people in Serbia who had no idea Japan was in the war. Likewise in the West there is a persistent ignorance on Russia’s vital role. I guess each country writes its own history book from its own view which distorts the true picture.
Good points. Also to mention that the Soviet military did not fight Japanese forces till the last few days of the war (not counting the pre war major clash on the Manchuria border, late ’38-early ’39), which the US military (and British/empire forces) did, in a big way, also the US and British air raids on Germany served to create some supply problems for German forces, and both governments furnished a lot of military aid to the Soviet Union via Murmansk and later via Iran. Whatever the author means, 10 divisions is just rubbish.
One explanation for the haste in nuclear-bombing Japan: to tell USSR not to advance further eastwards.
One reason, of several, indeed.
If you really wanted to start a party, you should have published Philip’s other recent post, “Three reads on CV-19”.