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Freedom Agenda 21 – Agorism in the New Year

Mike Swatek

“Resolve to serve no more and you are at once free.”
Etienne de la Boetie, On Voluntary Servitude

Each of us can easily expand our fight for individual freedom in the new year. You can do many of the things shared below. In a nutshell, this includes anything, big or small, which weakens the state, its crony corporations or its global financial power-mad masters, altogether herein called, “the beast”.

If we all resolve to do this, we will become freer, especially in our own lives.

Whenever you buy or sell something, first consider doing so in the real free-market, also known as the Agora. Every time you avoid feeding or obeying the beast, without harming any individual, you’re an agorist. Going forward, let’s all do much more for our freedom, in as many of the ways described below as possible, and beyond.

Near Your Home

Always eat, shop and hire services at locally owned businesses, avoiding big corporations and their franchises. Pay with cash, silver or some other non-banking system method. Talk to the owner about accepting other payments. Ask if they need help getting set up with crypto and do what you can to help.

Support and get to know people selling at road side markets, garage sales, etc. They’re probably avoiding taxes and should be encouraged to continue starving the beast. Talk about what each of you have to trade and what kind of non-banking system payments you each use. Discuss barter possibilities. Maybe you can start them toward crypto or help their understanding of the importance of silver as real money.

Find things you need locally on CraigsList.org, especially from those who accept crypto.

Also, sell things you no longer need in these ways, or gift them to the needy. This expands the agora and reduces sales of large corporations. For larger items, like a house, learn how to sell it yourself and offer a discount based on the portion of payment outside the banking system, like gold verified as real.

Create an agorist market for your locale. Find a property you can use for a day or two, either with owner permission or temporarily homestead stolen property claimed by government or a bank, preferably with someplace nearby to go potty. You could get a port-a-potty and ask for donations. Get the word out to your community, preferably with nobody in charge.

Then, if a state tax thief shows up, nobody is who they can talk to about their BS. If it goes well at that location, do it again, possibly on a regular schedule. Otherwise find a new spot, maybe every time, or even flash markets. Whatever you do, don’t be deterred from making your agorist market happen.

Start your own small business, avoiding involvement with government and the banking system. Determine what you can profitably make, trade or provide. If you have a job which deducts taxes, start a side gig which might eventually free you from being a tax slave. There are a multitude of possibilities.

Consider what you like to do that could be profitable, plus make you happy, which is the most important thing of all. Divert time away from non-productive things toward finding opportunity.

If you already have a business, start accepting more non-banking system forms of payment like silver, crypto and barter. Offer discounts for non-bank payments as encouragement.

If you sell your services for bank payments, resulting in IRS 1099 forms, offer a discount in exchange for no 1099 reporting, so you both come out ahead. It’s even better if they can somehow otherwise claim the expense below the 1099 limit.

Some people provide receipts from various business names to support both parties’ objectives. Given a choice between IRS reported income, or a lower paying agorist opportunity, choose the latter which may actually pay you more in the end, plus starves the beast as a bonus. Over time, your goal may be achieved to become an entirely agorist business.

Avoid banking system debt. It feeds the beast even more than taxes, with high interest on totally counterfeit money (the fractional reserve requirement became 0% this year). If you need to borrow for an opportunity with a good return on investment, look for honest lenders or partners in the agora. It’s a growing thing.

Building on your own land can be a wonderful agorist endeavor for your individual freedom. It’s best to do this outside of any town, in places where there are no building or occupancy permit unjust laws. You can do it in a low cost, strong and very energy efficient manner which frees you from debt, regulations and most taxes.

The author has studied just about every building method and the best way to do this, by far, is with AirCrete. An excellent comprehensive resource for how to build your own is the video course at TinyGiantLife.biz which costs only $70. These are not necessarily tiny, with a two story 30-foot dome having over 1100 feet of livings space.

Things you can do to further improve efficiency are: arctic rated windows, provide air through a duct to a wood stove and don’t use flooring because it insulates against the temperature of the earth which provides summer cooling. Collect and store rainwater to avoid the cost and permits of a well (remember, “unjust law”, like prohibiting rainwater collection, “is no law at all”).

Use Vermicomposting with standard low-flow flush toilets which also provide nutrients and water for a deep mulch garden which requires little water and is easy to maintain, plus can avoid permits and fees (VermicompostingToilets.net).

If you build efficiently enough, totally off-grid solar power becomes feasible, avoiding easements and smart meters. Consider nickle-iron (Iron Edison) batteries for your solar which can last a lifetime, making the added cost an excellent investment.

If you build totally out of view of the road and keep a gate closed at all times, starting before construction, you can avoid tax assessors and only pay raw land valued property taxes. After you learn to do some or all of this, you can even turn it into an agorist business, doing so for others.

Learn how to use crypto with privacy, making it virtually impossible for the beast to track and tax your transactions. The first step is learning about KYC (know your customer) requirements for personal information which a large majority of crypto financial services conform with. Then, avoid all those services and find others who don’t require KYC. They are out there, requiring only an email address to set up, which can be a single use one only accessed on a secure PC from ProtonmailTutanota or others which require no identification.

Keep your primary crypto wallet addresses on your own devices completely separate from your identity, not using 2-factor authorization to a phone or email associated with you. Trading with individuals in person, exchanging crypto for cash or other cryptos, is excellent for privacy. Then start using the only privacy cryptocurrencies which obscure your identity by default, ARRR (PirateChain) and XMR (Monero).

Transferring non-privacy crypto, with non-KYC exchanges or individuals, through a privacy crypto, will let you safely move in and out of wallets associated with you. Continue to learn more about maintaining private communications, possibly with a separate encrypted Linux PC or a bootable privacy USB stick for your most sensitive things, and apply that to how you use crypto too.

Get your savings out of the banking system and Wall Street while you still can, especially IRAs, 401Ks, and any other pension funds. It’s at considerable risk there and directly feeds the beast. All states eventually confiscate retirement funds by forcing purchase of their debt, when nobody else is willing to buy it, on its way to becoming worthless.

The 2011 Cyprus “bail-in” confiscated deposits from bank accounts, setting a precedent which can now happen anywhere, regardless of FDIC “insurance”. Cash is also risky and can become worthless overnight, when the state changes the money to go more cashless, as India did, and then requires proof of it being “legal” to convert.

Far safer investments are productive or useful physical things in your physical possession which have historically held value, especially in SHTF situations, like: silver, gold, guns, ammo, dried foods, etc.

Self-directed IRAs and 401Ks are allowed to invest in gold and silver, and these items may be stored in safes in the home of the individual, which is far better than having digital money stored with TIAA CREF or the like. A good further diversification would be the best privacy cryptocurrencies, or Bitcoin (BTC) bought using them without any KYC, in a wallet on your device protected from any association with you. Remember, crypto may become unavailable when internet isn’t available. So, hold other things too.

Invest in yourself. Learn skills needed to prosper in the agora. Convert unproductive time to good use. Grow a food garden and explore permaculture, which you can even do this in national forests and some state parks.

Raise and process your own meat. Become a beekeeper. Determine what you can forage, catch or hunt nearby. Preserve food. Be your own plumber or electrician. Design and print 3-D items. Do carpentry, metalworking, locksmithing, ammo reloading or gunsmithing for example.

Teaching skills is another opportunity. Diversify your skills. If it interests you and can help your finances or self-sufficiency, learn to do it and then maybe turn it into an agorist venture.

Beyond the obvious, interactions you have with fellow agorists create other possibilities. When you meet people, take the time to visit and get to know each other’s offerings, skills and needs. They probably don’t even realize they’re an agorist, fighting for our freedom. Also, learn about other agorists from them. This networking will grow your circle of opportunities and support.

Promote use of Cell411 to provide mutual support when needed and enhance the sense of community. If you decide to form groups of kindred spirits, consider the Freedom Cells approach and encourage others to do the same.

A growing decentralized network of cells makes it easier for people to prosper and envision life without the beast.

Out of Your Area

Whenever you travel, watch for the opportunities described above. Wherever you are, support the local agora.

Freedom festivals with agorist markets are great, inspirational opportunities. A gathering of people who understand and abide by the non-aggression principle, with spontaneous order allowed to prevail, is an amazing experience. A list of these festivals is included at Agorist.Market/Categories/Markets.html, including: ForkFest/PorcFest, MidFest, Jackalope Freedom Festival and others.

Freedom communities are a growing thing. Perhaps the best known is the Free State Project in New Hampshire (FSP.org). A vacation there will immerse you in the largest concentrated agorist community in what is currently known as United States. Others are emerging, like VALIANT in the western Ozarks, and should be sought out for their agorist opportunities and possibly a new place to live.

Agorist.Market , Connecting Counter-Economy Buyers With Sellers, is a project which took off on Black Market Friday. You’ll find many agorist sellers and providers there, plus links to other such sites. If you have continuous agorist offerings, you can list there for free.

It’s now expanded with the new ShopAgorist feature for listings of limited time or availability, like CraigsList, for agorists. After agorists are connected, they deal directly, with nobody in the middle, as it should be. AgoristMarket has a discussion group on Telegram to learn more. For maximum visitor security, Agorist.Market has no script, cookies/tracking or even the ability to detect your device. So, you may need to turn your phone sideways for proper viewing.

Resolve To Be Free

In the new year, let’s all resolve to use agorism much more in our fight for freedom. Dive in as deep as you can, locally and beyond. We have the numbers to seriously begin weakening the beast and become unstoppably free. To make it happen, every one of us is important. Please, begin taking more action, today!

Together, let’s grow our freedom, and more importantly, that of our children.

Thanks to Jim Davidson and Lisa Bowman for their editing support
03/01/21: This article was amended to remove a link to purchasing unregistered firearms, as we were informed it may be illegal in our host country, and last thing we want is to give anyone a flimsy excuse to have the site taken down.

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Jan 10, 2021 4:23 AM

Include a PirateChain (ARRR) donate link as BTC is transparent

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Protest and Arrests at ‘Speakers Corner’ in the UK – 2nd of Jan 2021https://www.bitchute.com/video/he3w4n135Hcu/

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The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jan 3, 2021 6:22 PM

About the question of whether it was the Capitalists who created the (so called) Communist regimes and for what benefit. It’s a long post but I hope you’ll find it worth the time.

In his introduction to the 1977 reedition of Frederick C. Howe’s Confessions of a Monopolist (1906), Antony Sutton writes:

Frederic Howe’s Confessions of a Monopolist

is the story of a man who stumbles upon the secret of power politics and the modus operandi of the financial elite. Although written 71 years ago, Howe’s book is as relevant and revealing today as the day it was written in 1906. This is the saga of the fascinating lure of something for nothing, of making the other fellow pay, a universally tempting creed polished by the corporate monopolists and adopted by the demogogues of all stripes and hues to capture the commanding heights of society. In sum, Howe portrays the art of making society work for the few.

The basic rules of the elitist game are simple:

Achieve political influence. Get political power. All monopoly depends on legislation and politics. Without politics, there can be no monopoly. It’s that simple says Frederic Howe.

(…)

Have you ever wondered why the Rockefellers, the Roosevelts, the Harrimans, and even lesser lights as the J. Irwin Millers and the David Packards don’t concentrate on business pure and simple? You will find the answer in Howe. Apparently, after a certain point in financial success, society has to be made to go to work for the monopolist, and political aptitudes are needed for this, not business aptitudes. Under the guise of ‘public service,’ the politicized businessman gets a crack at manipulating the political structure to his financial advantage. So in 1906 and 1976 the phenomenon of the politicized businessman, the revolving door between Washlngton D.C. and the corporate head offices, is the key to our seemingly perennial economic and social problems. These problems are the spin-off from a politicized economy.

What then is this secret of great wealth? John D. Rockefeller may think he made his money by saving on his gas bills. He didn’t, says Howe. No more than Nelson Rockefeller has spent his lifetime building the Rockefeller family business empire by entrepeneurial skill. Great wealth comes from politicizing your business. That is the secret of the Rockefeller success. Most enterprising merchants and manufacturers do not become men of great wealth because they stick to their business. The Napoleons of finance are the politicized businessmen who become the political insiders and political manipulators.

And the book itself is an illustration of that fact of “politicised businessmen” in the particular case of Howe. Four years later, in Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Sutton, through meticulous analysis of documented evidence, demonstrated this infiltration (to use the word of JFK) of the businessmen from “strictly business” into the world of politics and ideologies, to “make society work for them”.

The following is a sample of this fascinating book of more than 200 pages, loaded with historical and documented evidence and scrupulous reasoning one can only find in textbooks of mathematics:

For the first time, a definite link between some New York bankers and many revolutionaries, including Bolsheviks, is documented by an established scholar.

Drawing on State Department files, personal papers of key Wall Street figures, biographies and conventional histories, Antony Sutton builds a fascinating case. The American Red Cross Mission to Russia in 1917 contained more financiers than M.D.’s. Its members seemed more intent on negotiating contracts with the Kerensky government, and subsequentley the Bolshevik regime, than in caring for the victims of war and revolution.

From chapter 11, “THE ALLIANCE OF BANKERS AND REVOLUTION”:

THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED: A SYNOPSIS

Evidence already published by George Katkov, Stefan Possony, and Michael Futrell has established that the return to Russia of Lenin

and his party of exiled Bolsheviks, followed a few weeks later by a party of Mensheviks, was financed and organized by the German government. (¹) The necessary funds were transferred in part through the Nya Banken in Stockholm, owned by Olof Aschberg, and the dual German objectives were: (a) removal of Russia from the war [so that German forces concentrate only on the western front], and (b) control of the postwar Russian market.(²)

We have now gone beyond this evidence to establish a continuing working relationship between Bolshevik banker Olof Aschberg and the Morgan-controlled Guaranty Trust Company in New York before, during, and after the Russian Revolution. In tsarist times Aschberg was the Morgan agent in Russia and negotiator for Russian loans in the United States; during 1917 Aschberg was financial intermediary for the revolutionaries; and after the revolution Aschberg became head of Ruskombank, the first Soviet international bank, while Max May, a vice president of the Morgan-controlled Guaranty Trust, became director and chief of the Ruskombank foreign department. We have presented documentary evidence of a continuing working relationship between the Guaranty Trust Company and the Bolsheviks. The directors of Guaranty Trust in 1917 are listed in Appendix I.

Moreover, there is evidence of transfers of funds from Wall Street bankers to international revolutionary activities. For example, there

is the statement (substantiated by a cablegram) by William Boyce Thompson-a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a large stockholder in the Rockefeller-controlled Chase Bank, and a financial associate of the Guggenheims and the Morgans-that he (Thompson) contributed $1 million to the Bolshevik Revolution for propaganda purposes. Another example is John Reed, the American member of the Third International executive committee who was financed and supported by Eugene Boissevain, a private New York banker, and who was employed by Harry Payne Whitney’s Metropolitan magazine. Whitney was at that time a director of Guaranty Trust. We also established that Ludwig Martens, the first Soviet “ambassador” to the United States, was (according to British Intelligence chief Sir Basil Thompson) backed by funds from Guaranty Trust Company. In tracing Trotsky’s funding in the U.S. we arrived at German sources, yet to be identified, in New York. And though we do not know the precise German sources of Trotsky’s funds, we do know that Von Pavenstedt, the chief German espionage paymaster in the U.S., was also senior partner of Amsinck & Co. Amsinck was owned by the ever-present American International Corporation-also controlled by the J. P. Morgan firm.

Further, Wall Street firms including Guaranty Trust were involved with Carranza’s and Villa’s wartime revolutionary activities in Mexico. We also identified documentary evidence concerning a Wall Street syndicate’s financing of the 1912 Sun Yat-sen revolution in China, a revolution that is today hailed by the Chinese Communists as the precursor of Mao’s revolution in China. Charles B. Hill, New York attorney negotiating with Sun Yat-sen in behalf of this syndicate, was a director of three Westinghouse subsidiaries, and we have found that Charles R. Crane of Westinghouse in Russia was involved in the Russian Revolution.

(…)

This activity in behalf of the Bolsheviks originated in large part from a single address: 120 Broadway, New York City. The evidence

for this observation is outlined but no conclusive reason is given for the unusual concentration of activity at a single address, except to state that it appears to be the foreign counterpart of Carroll Quigley’s claim that J. P. Morgan infiltrated the domestic left. Morgan also infiltrated the international left.

Continues below.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jan 3, 2021 7:52 PM

Somehow I’m not getting to post the rest of the comment, perhaps for its length. I’ll give it another try tomorrow.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jan 4, 2021 2:02 PM

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was at 120 Broadway. The vehicle for this pro-Bolshevik activity was American International Corporation-at 120 Broadway. AIC views on the Bolshevik regime were requested by Secretary of State Robert Lansing only few weeks after the revolution began, and Sands, executive secretary of AIC, could barely restrain his enthusiasm for the Bolshevik cause. Ludwig Martens, the Soviet’s first ambassador, had been vice president of Weinberg & Posner, which was also located at 120 Broadway. Guaranty Trust Company was next door at 140 Broadway but Guaranty Securities Co. was at 120 Broadway. In 1917, Hunt, Hill & Betts was at 120 Broadway, and Charles B. Hill of this firm was the negotiator in the Sun Yat-sen dealings. John Mac-Gregor Grant Co., which was financed by Olof Aschberg in Sweden and Guaranty Trust in the United States, and which was on the Military Intelligence black list, was at 120 Broadway. The Guggenheims and the executive heart of General Electric (also interested in American International) were at 120 Broadway. We find it therefore hardly surprising that the Bankers Club was also at 120 Broadway, on the top floor (the thirty-fourth).

(…)

The first really concrete signal that previous political and financial support was paying off came in 1923 when the Soviets formed their first international bank, Ruskombank. Morgan associate Olof Aschberg became nominal head of this Soviet bank; Max May, a vice president of Guaranty Trust, became a director of Ruskombank, and the Ruskombank promptly appointed Guaranty Trust Company its U.S. agent.

THE EXPLANATION FOR THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE

What motive explains this coalition of capitalists and Bolsheviks? Russia was then-and is today-the largest untapped market in the world. Moreover, Russia, then and now, constituted the greatest potential competitive threat to American industrial and financial supremacy. (A glance at a world map is sufficient to spotlight the geographical difference between the vast land mass of Russia and the smaller United States.) Wall Street must have cold shivers when it visualizes Russia as a second super American industrial giant.

But why allow Russia to become a competitor and a challenge to U.S. supremacy? In the late nineteenth century, Morgan, Rockefeller, and Guggenheim had demonstrated their monopolistic proclivities [remember Howe’s Confessions]. In Railroads and Regulation 1877-1916 Gabriel Kolko has demonstrated how the railroad owners, not the farmers, wanted state control of railroads in order to preserve their monopoly and abolish competition. So the simplest explanation of our evidence is that a syndicate of Wall Street financiers enlarged their monopoly ambitions and broadened horizons on a global scale. The gigantic Russian market was to be converted into a captive market and a technical colony to be exploited by a few high-powered American financiers and the corporations under their control. What the Inter-state Commerce Commission and the Federal Trade Commission under the thumb of American industry could achieve for that industry at home, a planned socialist government could achieve for it abroad-given suitable support and inducements from Wall Street and Washington, D.C.

Finally, lest this explanation seem too radical, remember that it was Trotsky who appointed tsarist generals to consolidate the Red Army; that it was Trotsky who appealed for American officers to control revolutionary Russia and intervene in behalf of the Soviets; that it was Trotsky who squashed first the libertarian element in the Russian Revolution and then the workers and peasants; and that recorded history [which only mentions the Reds and the Whites] totally ignores the 700,000-man Green Army composed of ex-Bolsheviks, angered at betrayal of the revolution, who fought the Whites and the Reds. In other words, we are suggesting that the Bolshevik Revolution was an alliance of statists: statist revolutionaries and statist financiers aligned against the genuine revolutionary libertarian elements in Russia.(³)

(…)

(¹) Michael Futrell, Northern Underground (London: Faber and Faber, 1963); Stefan Possony, Lenin: The Compulsive Revolutionary (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1966); and George Katkov, “German Foreign Office Documents on Financial Support to the Bolsheviks in 1917,” International Affairs 32 (Royal lnstitute or International Affairs, 1956).

(²) Ibid., especially Katkov.

(³) See also Voline (V. M. Eichenbaum), Nineteen-Seventeen: The Russian Revolution Betrayed (New York: Libertarian Book Club, n.d.)

So did Capitalists create the so called Communist regimes, at least in (then) Russia and and in the countries under Russian influence? Yes, by financing it.

Why did capitalist do that? Because if there is anything certain about Capitalism is its tendency to always expand. Russia was a fresh market to be exploited, and by financing and supporting in any other way the Bolsheviks whose leadership have shown a tendency toward a vanguard management of the population through the apparatus of the state against the Greens who believed in an anarchist way of organising the community -without rulers, not without rules, the Capitalists were expecting as a sign of gratitude the right legislation to be adopted that would secure them monopoly.

Didn’t Capitalists fear the creation of the (so called) Communist countries? No, because the governments in these countries are Communists only in name (and there is a contradiction between a communistic way of living and the existence of a central government); from the start, they have been moulded to be run as State-sponsored capitalist economies on behalf of the global Capitalists. Of course the population is kept in check and duped into believing that their government is against the “filthy imperialists”.

The marriage of politics and business is what produced the so called Communist countries. The Greens in Russia were seeing that the Revolution, initially intended to produce a genuine communistic stateless way of living without the uncertainties of the monetary and wage systems, with the common ownership of the means of production of the necessities of life, was subverted through financial support in favour of a vanguard management of society which only serves the would-be global monopolists and the power worshippers at the expense of the ordinary individual.

It is also safe to say, I think, that the moment a genuine radical revolutionary movement with all the good intentions sits at the table of the capitalist and starts speaking the capitalist language and using its rules and conventions, it’s already lost its radicalism and converts itself into another tool for the strengthening of capitalism. The Greens who were ex-Bolsheviks kept their original ideas by refusing to sit at that table.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jan 4, 2021 3:50 PM

This is the continuation of the post above. Let’s see if it can find its way to the site.

Skipped the remaining quotes to keep it short but you can get Sutton’s book and see all the evidence (a copy can be downloaded at z-lib.org) that:

Capitalists DID create the so called Communist regimes, at least Soviet Russia and and the regimes in the countries under Russian influence, by financing it.

Why did capitalist do that? Because if there is anything certain about Capitalism is its tendency to always expand. Russia was a fresh market yet to be exploited, and by financing and supporting in any other way the Reds whose leadership has shown a tendency toward a vanguard management of the population through the apparatus of the state (contrary to the Greens who were ex-Reds anarchists), the Capitalists put the Bolsheviks in their debt and were expecting as a sign of gratitude the right legislation to be adopted that would secure them monopoly. By the way, recorded history is silent about the Greens, it only mentions the Reds and the Whites.

Didn’t Capitalists fear the creation of the (so called) Communist countries? No, because the governments in these countries are Communists only in name (and there is a contradiction between a communistic way of living and the existence of a central government); from the start, they have been moulded to be run as State-sponsored capitalist economies on behalf of the global Capitalists. Of course the population is kept in check and duped into believing that their government is against the “filthy imperialists”.

It’s the marriage of politics and business that produced the so called Communist countries. The Greens in Russia were seeing that the Revolution, initially intended to produce a genuine communistic stateless way of living without the uncertainties of the monetary and wage systems, with the common ownership of the means of production of the necessities of life, was subverted through financial support in favour of a vanguard management of society, serving at the same time the would-be global monopolists and the power worshippers at the expense of the ordinary individual.

It is also safe to say, I think, that the moment a genuine radical revolutionary movement with all the good intentions sits at the table of the Capitalist and starts speaking the Capitalist language and using its rules and conventions, it’s already lost its radicalism and converts itself into another tool for the strengthening of Capitalism. The Greens who were ex-Bolsheviks kept their original ideas by refusing to sit at that table.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jan 4, 2021 8:52 PM

I see the second post did come out after all with all the quotes. Thanks! If you wish you can remove this and the above comment.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Jan 6, 2021 3:14 PM

So, why then would 14 capitalist nations including the US send money, weapons materiel and even thousands of troops to support the White army (counter-revolutionary forces)? The White army was generously funded (which had to involve the banks) while the Bolsheviks has to invent and scrape by with what ever they could?

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jan 6, 2021 5:39 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Monopolists have no allegiance to any particular ideology or way of organising societies; their only interest is theit pocket; also sometimes they have temporary contradicting interests; so they may very well have financed both movements at first; that would be hardly surprising: sell arms to both parties of a civil war to slaughter each other. In this particular case however, Lloyd George and his allies were against Germany, hence against the Red (Lenin and Trotsky were believed to be in the German pay so that they could seize power and arrange for a separate Germano-Russian peace, and Sutton provided evidence that this was true) and therefore for the Whites which gives credit to your statement that these were financed.

However, by late 1917, Thompson had a documented meeting with Lloyd George at the War Cabinet during which the latter switched positions. The arguments by which the Prime minister let himself be persuaded are mentioned in the book. So where all the support shall go now?

As for scraping and inventing, of course, workers, peasants, and soldiers of whatever colour were living in dire misery and surely all the money the financiers could provide couldn’t cover everything considering the large population. The hypothesis of Sutton nevertheless is that it was finally the leadership of the Bolshevik movement that was favoured and supported and directed in a certain way to serve special interests which don’t necessarily coincide with the people’s interests to say the least.

By the way, lest having the wrong impression about the ideological convictions of the author, the book is dedicated to “those unknown Russian libertarians, also known as Greens, who in 1919 fought both the Reds and the Whites in their attempt to gain a free and voluntary Russia.”

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Jan 6, 2021 7:33 PM

So capitalists created communism and directed the Bolsheviks?

There’s a massive amount history that contradicts that. Are you then dismissing all of Trotsky and Lenin’s voluminous writing as the propaganda of capitalist stooges? Why would they bother then?
On the last part, are you referring to Nestor Makhno?

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Jan 7, 2021 5:25 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Of course Capitalists didn’t create Communism/Socialism, if we adopt the original meanings of these words. Socialism, Communism are precisely the historic movement against Capitalism and are incommensurable with it. The mistake we do, I think, is to believe that the Soviet Union, China, etc. were/are Communist countries; they call themselves Communists, but they are not and it’s not difficult to find that out. The first thing is that in a socialistic society there is no money or wage systems, and therefore no production for profit but for consumption. And is there a monetary and wage systems and production for profit in Russia and China, etc.? Of course. The only socialist communities I know of are the so called primitive societies that have not been infected with our modern civilization.

Lenin would say: that’s very nice, a stateless, moneyless, society where everything is distributed according to need, but how do you propose to get there from the current condition?

And that’s the real problem over which a lot of blood was spilt, and books were written. Lenin criticized those “utopian” revolutionaries (perhaps like myself) who, comfortably seated behind their desks, or tables in a coffee shop, waiting in vain for a clean Revolution to come their way without having to fight for it. There was indeed that idea that ever-expanding capitalism with its multiple crises will at some point cause its collapse, together with the realization of the class consciences of the ordinary people. Lenin, to the contrary believed in an active, tightly organised activity against the capitalist class, with a party whose members must dedicate full time to the revolutionary activity, even if the masses were not ready or willing to accompany him, and that was the case with the majority of the population being illiterate peasants not very much keen to organise. The result was that, after he seized power, he carried on with the plan and obviously he faced a lot of opposition from former allies who didn’t quite agree with a unilateral view on things, and obviously from natural adversaries. So much so that there’s was an attempt to assassinate him and by that time the Tcheka (political police) was created to take care of dissidents. This stubbornness of his to carry on as he planned without leaving much room for debate attracted him a lot of problems, specially from anarchists.

Be the way, according to Sutton, the Greens and Makhnovites were separate groups fighting the same enemies. I wouldn’t know.

As intellectuals, thinkers and writers, Lenin, Trotsky and others were brilliant of course. No one would doubt that or think that their writings were propaganda for capitalism. They were true revolutionaries. The problems arise the moment they wanted to put their ideas in practice: there were tons of problems in Russia and Europe at that time; the war was raging, social unrest, strikes, the army was reluctant to fight, famine, etc. and these real issues perhaps don’t appear in the books. Lenin nevertheless carried on.

About Lenin, Trotsky and Germany: Sutton says that they were at the pay of Germany but he points out that they weren’t Russian agents at their solde against their country. It just so happened that as socialists Lenin and Trotsky were against Russia being at war with Germany (and against any war) and the German High Command knew that they would do everything to try to get their country out of it. So they helped them to get to Russia in the hope they would stirr things up and weaken the warmongers and army presence at the border, which they did. (Thompson would later tell Lloyd George that it’s because Lenin wasn’t getting all the support they deserve that the country was out of the war!)

Finally, the crucifying dilemmas that Lenin had to face considering the social and economic situation were humanly unsustainable (that’s perhaps why he died only 7 years after the Revolution) and had to give up one of the principles upon which Socialism is built and hence everything, that is no monetary or wage systems, and had to accept the offers he was being made by the Capitalists.

From Sutton’s book:

Meanwhile, inside Russia the economic situation had become critical and the inevitability of an embrace with capitalism dawned on the Communist Party and its planners. Lenin crystallized this awareness before the Tenth Congress of the Russian Communist Party:

“Without the assistance of capital it will be impossible for us to retain proletarian power in an incredibly ruined country in which the peasantry, also ruined, constitutes the overwhelming majority; and, of course, for this assistance capital will squeeze hundreds percent out of us. This is what we have to understand. Hence, either this type of 

economic relations or nothing …. “

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Jan 20, 2021 7:13 PM

Here’s an recent article that describes Sutton’s work as right wing propaganda.

An excerpt from the beginning of the article by Max Perry (it should be noted that I don’t agree with him on his characterization of Trotsky):

“There is a deceitful and ahistorical myth that frequently resurfaces in right-wing circles seeking to discredit socialism with lies about the Russian Revolution. No matter how many times it has been invalidated as fabrication, the reactionary mythos endures. As might be expected, the author is referring to the preposterous claim that American capitalists — or “Wall Street bankers” — secretly financed one of the most epochal political revolutions in world history which overthrew the Romanov dynasty and ended the Russian Empire, leading to the establishment of the Soviet Union. One would be hard pressed to find anyone on the political left who has not encountered this mendacious propaganda which has a few variations depending on how far to the right its adherent lands on the political spectrum, but it usually shares the same core set of evidence-free claims.
Leaving aside whether or not the absurd premise makes any sense politically, what can be acknowledged is that at the heart of these false assertions are tiny elements of truth that have been distorted and overstated to the point of deception. Any research into this allegation inevitably leads one to its most popularly cited source, Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by British-American conservative academic, Antony C. Sutton. The primary argument deduced by Sutton is that “Wall Street” indirectly funded the Bolsheviks via the Swedish financier Olof Aschberg, a prominent banker and communist sympathizer who supported a variety of left-wing causes throughout his life, including later the Popular Front in the Spanish Civil War. During WWI, Aschberg was a banker in neutral Sweden before expanding his business into Germany where he then transferred sums to aid the Bolsheviks in Russia. However, the links that Sutton makes between Aschberg and “Wall Street” are contradictory and tenuous at best.”

https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/01/the-russian-revolution-separating-truth-from-myth/

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 11:59 AM

@Victor G

https://off-guardian.org/2021/01/01/freedom-agenda-21-agorism-in-the-new-year/#comment-297304

“I get the impression “Agorism” is for only the most vigorous senior citizens.”

Well, five minutes of thinking things through leads any “senior citizen” (or really clued-in kid) to realize that Google Maps doesn’t conveniently skip over your neat little hiding spaces “in the wilderness”… those are just as mapped as anywhere else (and the nicer they are, the more likely they are to be commandeered for some rich fucker’s use). Agorists remind me of my air-headed Hippie friends in college… the ones who “hid” their stashes in fucking cigar boxes under their fucking beds. Who would look there, right?

Sooner or later you will be spotted by drones, chum, and dealt with.

And any Agorists who form “self-sufficient” communities should probably search YouTube for “Branch Davidians Compound Fire”.

The only “hope” is to wake up enough fence-sitters in order to form enough of a block of cross-class resistance to force TFIC (who don’t want to trigger full-scale riots quite yet; not before all money is digitized) to slow down.

Listen, I know there are lots of 25-year-old Incels who love the idea of playing William Wallace or Tarzan, but, as a tactic for resistance, Agorism is worse than useless. It defeats the whole “strength in big numbers” paradigm that is, in the end, our only possible defense.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jan 3, 2021 2:52 PM

Hi, Steve! You sound like a pretty with-it fellow (though perhaps a bit pessimistic and cynical. I know, it happens to all of us older folks).
If you have the time and/or inclination you can study the Italian WWII resistance movement. It helps if you speak Italian when getting close to the primary resources.
Some things work and other don’t. If you don’t want to experiment or fight then accept your overlords.
Funny that is was ole Musso who said “Better one day as a Lion than one hundred years as a Sheep”.
Get a grip, Steve, old chum. Mike and his kind are not sheep and will last more than one day. They are not “fence-sitting”. They’re probably not “Incels” (cool gals go for guys who make efforts and look forward). There’s no reason to conclude that Agorists will not participate when the “numbers” protest and fight back. And the Branch Davidians jazz … well … that’s “worse than useless”.
Did you really know “air-headed hippies”? Were you friends in any really sense?
Please, Steve. Use your wisdom, discernment, and dialectic to help out these folks, not tear them down.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 3:54 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

“If you have the time and/or inclination you can study the Italian WWII resistance movement. It helps if you speak Italian when getting close to the primary resources.”

Victor, are you saying that the Agorist Resistance will be living in caves and sewers, fighting off a weirdly antique brand of Fascism which is quaintly equipped with 1940s-era tech? Cool! Sign me up (for the weekends, I mean)!

Meanwhile: you’re welcome:

Winter Day Trip with my Dog and Steak on the Coals in a SNOWY WONDERLAND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJucZVZBd6Y

just in case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJucZVZBd6Y

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jan 4, 2021 5:01 PM

Nice, Steve. Thanks for the vids. I thought you were a dude … silly me.
i live with two beautiful dogs. It’s a great bond.
Good to know you can be counted on for weekends!

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 4, 2021 6:50 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

VG!

Laugh. I am a dude. Hence: the video.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Jan 3, 2021 9:42 AM

I wonder if the small remaining number of people living in tribes with little or no contact with the outside world, mainly in the Amazon and Papua New Guinea, will be left out of the totalitarian surveillance world state whose construction appears to be underway. If so, joining them, assuming they will have us, could be a way out – perhaps the only one if nobody else is exempted.

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 4, 2021 9:06 AM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

The present stage seems to be entrenching the legitimacy and sole authority of the self-appointed globalists. That means ensaring the urban majority. Seeking out and enlisting rural and aborigine peoples – easy with drones, satellites, etc. – can come later.

nikolas
nikolas
Jan 2, 2021 8:14 PM

Freedom communities? Ask indigenous peoples how that’s been working lately for them (if you can still find any).

Heading for the hills to escape the chains of civilization has been a bourgeois idyll ever since the ‘free market’ was born in “blood and dirt” (Marx). La Boetie’s sentiments notwithstanding, poor, working class stiff that I am, I’m not all at once free when I resolve to serve no one, not least of all because I still have to eat.

I may momentarily feel free when I go to the mom-and-pop corner grocery (if I can still find one in this food desert) to barter my next meal just to save what meager monetary means I have from my wage slave precarious labor, while they’re still working within their regulatory imprisonment to offer non-GMO products from local farmers (if they can still find them) and set up alternative currency exchange without going out of business. But unfortunately for agorism, that’s just some of the involuntary servitude which gets in the way of its utopian libertarianism for the masses of us struggling under the weight of the capitalist system (and that’s still far from the neocolonial nether regions).

There’s not going to be some economic revolution, real and enduring, without a political revolution. Go ahead and look for your island in the sun, if you like, and if you do, enjoy it while you can. But no individual or community will remain an island apart from the realities of history which have resulted from our conditions as social beings. No one is free until all are free, at least to the extent of being able to defend ourselves as a greater free society from the predatory powers of civilization built upon class rule. And in a world that has been overrun by the ‘civilized’, that means holding one’s ground with others and fighting.

Thiekbalj
Thiekbalj
Jan 2, 2021 10:35 PM
Reply to  nikolas

Food, clothing, shelter, energy, transportation are all things that if we work with others of similar mindset, wherever we are, we can control to a greater degree than by exclusively operating within the terminally collapsing global capitalist system. As many others have pointed out here, corona circus is the reactionary, fairly inevitable result of the centuries long concentration of wealth and power; there are only 2600 psycopathic billionaires, we have community based power wherever we remove a need they provide.

99.75% of human history has been a ‘bourgeois idyll’ (check out Marshall Sahlins Stone Age Economics or Pierre Clastres Society Against the State, or James C. Scott’s most recent amazing book, Against the Grain). The challenge is hierarchy and as we all know here a growing techno-fascist-totalitarianism. None of what the author says here is predicated on a complete break; we need to do what we can where we can, now. Devolution is happening whether we like it or not. (Please see Researcher and Paul’s comments below)…If Marx’s double-state-agent obfuscating corpse warms you then stick with that but that mass-movement cannot and likely will not happen unless there is a greater degree of independence, adjacent to and in direct opposition to the Machine. I don’t think mRNA vaccines, medical martial law, UBI, and globalist/central banker rule by fiat is a choice we HAVE to make; why is it ‘selfish/self-centered/bourgeois to try and create an alternative? That doesn’t have to happen in rural Iceland, Montana, or Belarus. We can all start that to whatever degree we are capable of right now today.

nikolas
nikolas
Jan 4, 2021 12:08 AM
Reply to  Thiekbalj

Sahlins, Richard Lee, Stanley Diamond (‘civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home’)…right on. They’re describing what Marx and Engels, in now politically incorrect language, called ‘primitive communism’. And where I think they get things right in doing their own evolutionary anthropology is to emphasize, without mechanical reductionism of such sort as enforced under Stalinism, the economic determinants of the range of libertarian/egalitarian vis-a-vis primarily class hierarchical conditions necessary, not sufficient, to explain human history, ruling class ideologies about human nature, held fast in subjection to divine law or red in tooth and claw, notwithstanding.

The ‘original affluent society’ was a result of foraging societies enabling minimal labor in self-contained kinship community (so they may “hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon…”*). And capitalist class societies create hyper-hierarchical social systems via increasingly privatized and monopolized ownership of the means of existence, including human labor reduced to atomized units of production-consumption to generate M-C-M’, cogs in the machinery under the alienation of industrial forces and relations of production. (If this plandemic has revived any ideology for me, it’s Luddism.)

This general theory seems to account pretty well for what I encounter and experience practically, particularly in regard to the limits of options available to many working class people in forging ways of life independent of wage slavery -without forming the political associations which will optimize their class interests in forging together a more libertarian/egalitarian economy and society. That certainly includes for me building in Wobbly style a ‘new world within the shell of the old’ as with economic cooperatives as well as participatory direct democracy within the conciliar traditions of many modern revolutionary movements, as with the 1871 Paris Commune which influenced Marx.

And right now with this global coup to once and for all settle the class war in favor of the WEF’s Great Reset/Fourth Industrial Revolution reducing humans to genetically modified zombie mutants and digitally controlled slaves, it sure seems to me the ‘masters of mankind’ (Adam Smith) are exercising to the mad max their ‘vile maxim’ of all for us, nothing for them. This is their radical enclosure of the commons and imperialist colonization of the planet (Rhodes’ annexation of the rest pending) under Psycopathy, Inc., or what Doktor Bill Gates simply calls the ‘final solution’.

Unfortunately, it seems the class consciousness of revolutionary traditions of indigenism, anarcho-syndicalism, socialism, and so on has been dangerously destroyed and lost as social practices among us social beings. And it’s such collective consciousness uniting the masses across mass manufactured divide-and-rule identities which is needed to counter the nature and logic of the top-down revolution coming at us.

Anarcho-capitalist traditions often remind me of the historically specific ‘bourgeois idyll’ of picking up and heading for the country, or in terms of that godforsaken Amerikan Dream – the suburbs, and finding a place in the sun away from the toil and trouble of polluted city skies where one may enjoy the relative advantages of established entrepreneurship, and desktop publishing. I know that amounts to a gross caricature, but I thought I owed you at least that for hinting at my being a necrophiliac wanting to lie down with Marx in his grave. As Marx said of himself, so I’ll say for me: ‘I am not a Marxist’. 🙂

*“For as soon as the distribution of labour comes into being, each man has a particular, exclusive sphere of activity, which is forced upon him and from which he cannot escape. He is a hunter, a fisherman, a herdsman, or a critical critic, and must remain so if he does not want to lose his means of livelihood; while in communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticise after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic.” (German Ideology)

Thiekbalj
Thiekbalj
Jan 4, 2021 3:02 AM
Reply to  nikolas

Well said…I really appreciate your insight. I need to chew on it. Hopefully they don’t close this thread, it’s a good one….

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 2, 2021 7:37 PM

Well this is an interesting development. I just caught an interview on the Beeb concerning those who just weren’t taking this covid seriously enough. There was a guy who looked like he was of Indian descent. I didn’t catch his name, but he was, I believe, someone in the “Intensive Care Society” railing against those sceptics and rubbishing social media and answering questions on how to just just just get people to understand. He recommended bringing in members of the public to see the devastating scenes in the ICU wards etc. But it was the first indication I’ve seen on TV that something exists outside the end-of-days covid rap.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Jan 3, 2021 11:32 AM
Reply to  George Mc

What do you see it as meaning? Are you thinking the ICUs are full of people dying of Covid because this guy says so?

ICUs are often full, especially in winter. The only way of telling the people in their with pneumonia ‘have Covid’ is with a test not fit for the purpose that can’t diagnose infections.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 1:45 PM

You have to stop and think about the fact that they claimed that “Covid” somehow “eradicated” the seasonal Flu and then cleverly took on all of said Flu’s symptoms and stats… and some people bought this? TFIC clearly know some things about “the human mind” (or a subset thereof) that we do not. My only hope lies in my suspicion that TFIC are faking the magnitude of the dupe-able demographic and we’re all just waiting, in a highly unstable Emperor’s New Clothes Stand-Off, for the penny to drop. And when it drops we will fucking explode.

livingsb
livingsb
Jan 2, 2021 5:46 PM

Its amazing to me with the amount of time spent pissing and moaning(myself included) about alternative methods of living on the interwebs, they could have potentially fashioned or pursued many of the above suggestions, or at the very least made some very valuable human connections. The more humans get out and stir up positive energy and physically connect, the better off their whole situation will be. Like I said, great information on this website and I value everyone here, but real change does not happen in this electronic web alone and too much of it is detrimental.

Cal
Cal
Jan 2, 2021 5:31 PM

‘The SPARS Pandemic 2025–2028:
A Futuristic Scenario to Facilitate Medical Countermeasure Communication.’

https://twitter.com/garethicke/status/1345299705127907328?s=20

livingsb
livingsb
Jan 2, 2021 7:39 PM
Reply to  Cal

What kind of humans come up with this shit? non-humans…the entire thing is an anti-human agenda.

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 2, 2021 4:09 PM

What the “official” Left must advocate in this situation is total acquiescence which they then try to present as “civil disobedience”. For them the virus is deadly, therefore all of the instructions coming from the media on e.g. masking up, social distancing, staying at home as much as possible etc. must be followed. The necessary outcome of this is keeping your head down and doing nothing. Thus this Left are telling us to do what the media are also telling us to do. The WSWS has laughably tried to present a veneer of rebellion by implying – or even saying outright – that the media is trying to cover it all up. They have presented this desperate self-erasure as bold revolution. Meanwhile, nothing happens apart from an increasing sinking into inactivity, despair, loneliness, mounting levels of anxiety – and an increasingly impotent voyeuristic existence tied to the television (the internet being too risky!)

Now this situation cannot continue indefinitely no matter how much the media hysteria mongering skyrockets. But there will not be – cannot be – any change from this Left.    

Jon
Jon
Jan 2, 2021 3:54 PM

You are out of your mind. You are asking people to ‘Buy arms and ammo’.

livingsb
livingsb
Jan 2, 2021 5:13 PM
Reply to  Jon

What is wrong with that?

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 2, 2021 3:39 PM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55511662

“Primary schools reopening: Call for remote learning as Covid cases rise”

I suggest (as if I had to) that the BBC append the words “as Covid cases rise” to every single article from now on.

With the PCR Ouija boards always at the ready, this apocalyptic pandemic can be guaranteed an indefinite run from now till the end of time.

Paul Nicholls
Paul Nicholls
Jan 2, 2021 3:35 PM

Perhaps some of you have seen this. It is a chart (WHO data) showing the virtual elimination of incidence of influenza (all strains), virtually simultaneous with the sudden increase in Covid .Since late April it seems that there are almost zero cases of influenza.
Now how could you possibly explain that hmmm?

https://apps.who.int/flumart/Default?ReportNo=6

(might have to cut and paste)

Gwyn
Gwyn
Jan 2, 2021 5:12 PM
Reply to  Paul Nicholls

It’s all very mysterious…

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 2, 2021 3:34 PM

Another example of the old pincer movement whereby sceptics are linked to the Right Wing:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/01/false-hope-pandemic-dangerous-disinformation

One professor Karol Sikora has emerged as a covid sceptic. There’s little point in digging through this bit of scepticism trashing since it has all become tediously familiar (with obligatory “inarguable” Ouija board death numbers etc.) The interesting bit is this:

Why has Sikora been so systematically signal-boosted by media outlets throughout the crisis? Any cursory exercise of due diligence should have set off alarm bells. Back in 2009, Imperial College London took legal advice to prevent Sikora from claiming he had an honorary professorship there, with its rector declaring: “This individual has been warned before by the college for making claims that he is employed by us” In the past, he has appeared in rightwing attack ads in the United States condemning the NHS, in which he claims patients have “lost control over their own destiny in the health system”. He has even denounced the NHS as “the last bastion of Communism”.

It’s easy to see why Sikora has “been so systematically signal-boosted by media outlets throughout the crisis”. He is yet another helpful patsy in the smearing of sceptics as Right-Wing nutters.

Grafter
Grafter
Jan 2, 2021 3:32 PM

“Union tells teachers ‘you can stay at home’ as pressure grows on ministers to keep all schools closed”
Great idea. Petrol on the fire.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Jan 2, 2021 2:44 PM

I work as a freelance translator and I agree that freelancing beats wage-slavery and capitalism in its current stage is making it easier than ever before to become self-employed. However, I somehow doubt this will be the case in the order powerful global forces seem to be pushing towards, i.e. the post-fourth industrial revolution world to use the WEF’s terminology. Unlike people in many sectors, my microbusiness remains in good shape at present (despite claims that AI can now do translation as well as humans). Business came to a halt in April and May this year, and continued to be sparse in the first half of June but demand has been healthy for the rest of the year. It seems that home-located internet-based businesses such as mine have been spared the ravages suffered by bricks-and-mortar small business so far. Nevertheless, I can’t help feeling that this will not last. A way will presumably be found to attack businesses such as mine. James Corbett recently mentioned a potential plan to turn off the electricity supply, and I certainly cannot do my job without electricity, or perhaps internet access will be made difficult for small businesses working online. Whatever happens, I don’t think people like me are meant to continue as before after the so-called fourth industrial revolution. Hence, the idea that you can get out individually and avoid what is coming seems a little utopian to me. The people pushing this agenda are very powerful and they will surely find a way to frustrate whatever attempts people make to escape on their own. The only salvation is mass unity in opposition to these plans. And first the masses must awake/be woken from their apathy.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 3:38 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

I’m a freelance translator too. My business has been through some ups and downs this year, and I have to cut my rates here and there, but I made exactly the same as the year before, which means that I actually had more work.

As much as I don’t like to admit it, AI can do a pretty good job on translation, but clients a) don’t know it, b) wouldn’t know how to make things work and/or don’t want to bother, c) AI is not bulletproof – you still need somebody to look the stuff over. The fact that people’s attention span is getting shorter and shorter, which translates into (pun intended) shorter and shorter texts, is more of a threat. Thankfully, legal documents are still as long as ever, allowing me to survive. Quite comfortably, actually. All you need is a computer, power supply, and Internet. You sell brainpower. You can be working from the beach or the North Pole …

That being said, the tide will eventually reach all of us. All of us will be fucked.

“The masses must awake” …. I’m afraid that they won’t. So few people have awakened thus far! So many seemingly intelligent people have fallen for this monumental crock of shit! Better consider the worst-case scenario …

Paul Nicholls
Paul Nicholls
Jan 3, 2021 2:22 AM
Reply to  Jacques

I don’t know what languages you are translating between; perhaps machine translation between Indo-European languages is approaching the point where AI can do an approximately adequate job. However it going to be some time before translation between eg., Mandarin and English is anywhere near adequate.

Let me explain the method that many Chinese students studying English use when preparing their graduation theses:

They find an article in Mandarin dealing with the topic of their thesis, …. cut, paste, translate using Baidu translation or Googe translate, send the results to me, beg, offer money, cry, etc., in an attempt to get me to turn the results into English.

The translated results that they send me is just page after page of complete gobbeldygook. Of course I always refuse them, but it’s likely that they can find someone on the internet to perform the task for them.

Thus you get hundreds of thousands of students graduating with English degrees that cannot listen with understanding, speak grammatically, or write anything except simple English. This after at least 12 years study of the English language. (Most Chinese students begin studying English when they are about 8 years old.)

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 3, 2021 8:53 AM
Reply to  Paul Nicholls

That’s actually good for my business. If people are unable to speak English or foreign languages. My experience where I live is different though. English proficiency has improved dramatically in the past decades.

Anyway, it would be good for the world if English had opposition in being the lingua franca. English is conducive to certain ways of thinking, which might yield good results in some situations, but it’s always good to have an alternative. Or so says the Gemini in me.

The infestation of the world with English and the inherent spread of the rather aggressive and in many ways endlessly stupid American pop culture are one of the causes of the shift toward uniformity, dull sameness, conventionalism.

BTW, I don’t use machine translation. Even for texts where it could probably do the trick, or be helpful. Most of the stuff I do commands a certain degree of creativity, which AI can’t do.

Matt Mounsey
Matt Mounsey
Jan 2, 2021 12:56 PM

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth.

Grafter
Grafter
Jan 2, 2021 2:40 PM
Reply to  Matt Mounsey

Still waiting .

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 11:37 PM
Reply to  Matt Mounsey

a six foot depth each

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 11:58 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

That’s the Earth inheriting the Meek, innit?

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 3, 2021 12:58 AM

2shay 😉

Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones
Jan 2, 2021 12:21 PM

There is no pandemic. Quite the reverse. People are getting healthier as a bright future manifests and pharma took desperate action to try and find more victims.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Jan 2, 2021 3:29 PM
Reply to  Sarah Jones

Hello Sarah Jones: Nearly every member of my immediate family has been physically destroyed or incapacitated by the effects of pharmaceutical medications. Multiple nieces and nephews have been turned into emotionally flat zombies by taking drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall, Wellbutrin (bupropion), and many more. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and persons “practicing” allopathic medicine are indiscriminate entrepreneurs of wholesale butchery.

This young woman is desperately searching for a way out of the industrial Matrix. I feel sad for her and the generations to follow. Sorry to say, the pre-industrial ages have been nullified by the vast agendas of State. Love has been made a battlefield… Wishing it were different will not effect change.

martin
martin
Jan 3, 2021 5:54 AM

It’s like my youngest daughter, she was a bright bubbly kid, then in late teens got diagnosed with depression and prescribed pills. Then it changed to bi-polar with pills for that. What happened? To me it has to be environmental as opposed to bad luck genetics. I hadn’t thought of the pills themselves. She would like to get off them but trusts in the science…

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 4, 2021 9:20 AM
Reply to  martin

An expanding range of poisons is attacking each younger generation. Given the state of neuroscience and the corruption of its regulation, either the medicines do not work or they make it worse. This is no different from the many vaccine scandals.

Chris
Chris
Jan 2, 2021 12:01 PM

Can someone perhaps help?
My government has advised about the dangers of Covid on its website since March.
None of the current administrations actions have been warranted, according to the governments own recommendations,

How may I contribute towards legal action against the government?
Any savvy lawyers around?
I’d be the first to donate.

Cal
Cal
Jan 2, 2021 12:10 PM
Reply to  Chris

There’s:

Simon Dolan (Twitter)
Sanjeev Sabhlok (Twitter)
Reiner Fuellmich
Rocco Galati (Twitter)

Unfortunately, my gut feeling suspects the legal route may not work since it is part of the same apparatus imposing lockdown, which means it’s not impartial

Any entities that are fighting against lockdowns: unions, charities, etc would be more worthwhile donating to. Though I don’t know of any

Researcher
Researcher
Jan 2, 2021 1:24 PM
Reply to  Chris

Join the common law court. Tell everyone you know. Common law can remediate the illegal measures that have been passed:

https://www.commonlawcourt.com/

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Jan 2, 2021 2:49 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Don’t the courts in common-law countries basically apply common law? Common law takes precedence over written statute in such jurisdictions. If there is an issue, it must be that common law is being applied incorrectly.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Jan 2, 2021 3:45 PM
Reply to  Chris

Hello Chris: Your inquiry is refreshing… There are several good suggestions listed in the comments below. Here are some more insights: >
The Lawsuit That Could End Covid-1984 with Dr. Pam Popper
Spiro Skouras
December 27, 2020
The Lawsuit That Could End Covid-1984 with Dr. Pam Popper – Activist Post

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part II › Chapter 216 › § 3332
18 U.S. Code § 3332 – Powers and duties

(a) It shall be the duty of each such grand jury impaneled within any judicial district to inquire into offenses against the criminal laws of the United States alleged to have been committed within that district. Such alleged offenses may be brought to the attention of the grand jury by the court or by any attorney appearing on behalf of the United States for the presentation of evidence. Any such attorney receiving information concerning such an alleged offense from any other person shall, if requested by such other person, inform the grand jury of such alleged offense, the identity of such other person, and such attorney’s action or recommendation.

(b) Whenever the district court determines that the volume of business of the special grand jury exceeds the capacity of the grand jury to discharge its obligations, the district court may order an additional special grand jury for that district to be impaneled.

Complete text: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3332

Also see: The Children’s Health Defense Fund
There are many legal avenues, but citizens need to do their own research.

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym
Jan 2, 2021 10:54 AM

This article details a small snapshot of the many grassroots initiatives which will become widespread, as we plebs find ourselves having to deal with the Long Descent away from hitech industiral society, which is now baked into our near future.

We shall be doing this sort of stuff on our own initiatives, since the powers that shouldn’t be aren’t going to be much use in the event. There’s already a widespread subculture dong this sort of ‘homesteady’ stuff already.

Dmitry Orlov, at his website ‘Club Orlov’ has a practical handbook detailing some of it: ‘Collapse And The Good Life’. Dmitry has returned to Russia with his Russian wife and children, at last, and is practicing what he preaches there – where the chances seem increasingly better than anything that the West has to offer…

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 10:27 AM

@Arby

https://off-guardian.org/2021/01/01/freedom-agenda-21-agorism-in-the-new-year/#comment-296980

All I know is that communism has ZERO to do with covid 1984. I’m sorry if people who have made capitalism their religion hate to face the fact that their religion is false (and evil and has resulted in widespread terror and destruction), but it is what it is.

“Communism” was invented by a son of the haute bourgeoisie of Europe. Marx was related to bankers on one side of the family and powerful industrialists on the other; he married into that class, as well, and was honored with posthumous memorials in the famously NOT Communist city of London, where he was buried quite respectfully. “Communism” is a Capitalist tool with many uses, and though the “spirit” that it pretends to sing with is noble (the equality of all humankind), the Reality is quite different, just like any number of clever lies spoken by psychopaths delivering political speeches written for the credulous public by cynical hacks.

“Communism” as it was/ is actually practised, by colonized nations (like China or Russia or East Germany) was always Capitalist at top, “Communist” (Serfist) at bottom with Technocrats in the middle. What do you know about Mao? How did the supposedly impenetrable/ inscrutable dragon of China end up adopting a system invented by a son of the haute bourgeoisie of Europe? China came under total “Western” (oligarchal/ aristocratic) control during the”Opium Wars”. (Which explains why China became a “super power” with what is, essentially, Western Tech: there was no James Clerk Maxwell, or Faraday, of China. China would, without TFIC intervention, be entering a technological 19th century by now).

Why do you think China went along with the Covid-1984 hoax? Played a key role in it, in fact. Why? Because TFIC are global.

Lenin’s famously protected train-ride through Germany was an act of War against Russia (otherwise, Lenin would have been detained/executed by the decidedly Capitalist Germans): even Kerensky himself suspected it!

Look into the curious figure of Sidney Rittenberg (re: Mao). “History” is full of ridiculous paradoxes and implausibilities that only add up if we see them as evidence of a con job.

“Communism” is supposedly the fiercest enemy of Capitalism, and vice versa, but we didn’t learn about “Communism” from dangerous characters in midnight’s alleyways and tunnels, did we? No, we were informed on the matter at a young age; we read about it in TIME and LIFE; the propaganda was everywhere; Communism’s “historic” figures are often framed as noble or heroic (though perhaps “misguided” or “doomed”) because it’s all a Game; a Theater Piece. There’s a huge difference between “The Boogieman” and a Genuine Threat to Hegemony. The latter never enjoys global fame.

It’s the global version of “Democrat” versus “Republican”… a false dichotomy… owned, at the top, by TFIC who own everything. The “Communist” masses are invigorated and pious in their “battle” against “Capitalism” and the “Capitalist” masses were confirmed and grateful, for their lot, in the “battle against Communism”. Useful political energy and distraction (away from the natural hatred that could have been directed at the Ruling Classes on either “side” of the Game) flowed from the arrangement. Will we never learn?

Capitalist Wiki, says, rather admiringly, of Mao: “A controversial figure, Mao is regarded as one of the most important individuals in the twentieth century. He is also known as a political intellect, theorist, military strategist, and poet.”

Is this how America describes its enemies? Ever read anything like that, in a Mainstream Publication, about, say, Palestinian Freedom-Fighters?

It’s all a Game.

The Great Reset we see suddenly, from up close (kicking off with Covid-1984), was a long term plan of the dominant Capitalists to change their game of economics in a profound way. We, the Serfs, of the West, will no longer participate as micro-capitalists, working for wages or earning rent off property etc. We will be subsisting off UBI in a digital social credit surveillance state. TFIC will control and monetize us as pure DATA (they will perform this new kind of Capitalism among themselves with us 99.999ers as a kind of currency-generating cattle-commodity: mind-blowing, no?).

As Klaus Schwab’s (Bill Gates-supported) WEF says: we (Serfs) will “Own Nothing and Be Happy!” (their actual words).

Now, I ask you: what does that remind you of?

https://www.facebook.com/worldeconomicforum/videos/10154159674886479
 
http://wef.ch/2gmBN7M

Cal
Cal
Jan 2, 2021 12:12 PM

Billionaires seeking to control the world is not communism. This is closer to fascism

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 12:35 PM
Reply to  Cal

“Billionaires seeking to control the world is not communism. This is closer to fascism”

All tools in the toolkit.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 9:32 PM
Reply to  Cal

it’s totalitarianism

Gwyn
Gwyn
Jan 2, 2021 12:14 PM

A very good comment, Steven. Marx was, indeed, an agent of the ruling classes. How elaborate are their schemes! Their cunning knows no bounds. And no country has gone untouched by their insanity.

During this fake pandemic, I’ve been forced to face up to the fact that I was mistaken about certain people I’d previously held in the highest esteem. Fidel Castro, for example. Was he an agent of those who run the world, too? There’s compelling evidence which points in that direction.

There are numerous others who fall into the same category. It’s very hard to take, but we have to go wherever the evidence may lead us.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 12:38 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

“Fidel Castro, for example”

Funny you should ask, Gwyn! Laugh… let the mighty Paul Rigby guide you…

https://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/8936-cuban-smoke-and-the-french-connectionwhy-the-cia-installed-fidel-castro/

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 12:50 PM

A sample from Paul Rigby’s many pages of discussion on the topic of Castro as Mole:

Posted December 30, 2006

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Cliff Varnell:

Paul, we can debate the “significance” of the Operation Northwoods documents all day long, but it isn’t going to change the fact that these EXIST.

PAUL: Cliff, I never said they didn’t.

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It is a fact that the Joint Chiefs in March of 1962 signed off on false-flag/ginned-intel plots against Castro.

It is a fact that in August of 1964 the US military used the false-flag/ginned-intel Gulf of Tonkin Incident to ramp up US involvement in Vietnam.

PAUL: Again, with regard to your first paragraph-statement, I’ve never said they didn’t. But note your second para – it’s Vietnam that gets attacked, not Cuba! How come? Are we really to believe that the CIA could successfully sheep-dip Oswald in Russia, but couldn’t lay an uncomplicated, if bogus, trail from Oswald to Castro? Yet this is precisely what happened, with Oswald undertaking a series of contradictory steps and poses that rendered “the Castro dunnit” scenario untenable. Angleton couldn’t do better in New Orleans than he could in Minsk?

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It is a fact that Neo-Con foreign policy is often based on ginned-intel, witness

the current war in Iraq.

Absolutely – but not just Neo-Con. Hasn’t this mostly been the case?

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Given the documentary and historical evidence of these false-flag/ginned-intel

plots and operations, how on Earth can anyone heap “ridicule and scorn” on the

notion that just such a false flag attack on Kennedy was possible?

PAUL: I haven’t poured anything remotely resembling “ridicule and scorn” on the notion – I sought to put a reasoned case that a) the CIA installed Castro, and did so for eminently rational, if thoroughly deplorable, reasons. My point being that this was a long-term, political programme that was not to be terminated within a couple of years of initiation. But the veneer of deep-seated hostility had to be preserved, even as successive would-be coups/assassination attempts were cocked-up and thwarted. Deliberately, in my view.

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I don’t see where you show any proof that the anti-Castro forces

were any less committed to the overthrow of Castro merely because

other factions in the American ruling elite desired a different result.

PAUL: No, not least because I wouldn’t attempt anything so half-baked. I accept, mostly without reservation, the enduring determination of most, if not all, of the anti-Castro Cubans, to chuck out Castro. Trouble is, a) they were never the ones with the real power; and I rather suspect that a significant number of anti-Castro Cubans share my disbelief at the genuine resolve of the CIA et al to effect such a change.
Paul

Gwyn
Gwyn
Jan 2, 2021 1:39 PM

That’s a very interesting thread, Steven. I’ve just read the first page of it (and have bookmarked it so that I can read some more of it).

Re: the (alleged) assassination plots against Castro. On average, there was one of them per month during the half-century in which he was in power. The CIA only had to get it right once. But they couldn’t manage it!

That ”failure” alone is a big, flapping red flag.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 3:32 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

Gwyn!

Yep, they got JFK on the first attempt… and got away with it… but just couldn’t nail that famously accessible guy in the Caribbean! laugh

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 1:19 PM

This is pretty convoluted logic, suggesting that communism (Second World kind) was installed by capitalists. What exactly would be the purpose? How did they benefit from 50 years of it? If anything, communism in the Second World forced capitalists in the First World to make huge concessions to workers, so that they wouldn’t go the communist way too. Hence the welfare state, which has been eroding ever since the Second World disappeared.

Communism certainly was hijacked by opportunists who used the totalitarian nature of Second World regimes to fuck people over and benefit from the privileged position, and it could be argued that Second World communism was more of state capitalism, but that’s a secondary effect.

BTW, like Marx, my grandfather was a privileged man from a very rich family. Yet, he was one of the leaders of the communist avant-garde in the 1930s. Certainly not in the employ of the capitalists …

Researcher
Researcher
Jan 2, 2021 1:51 PM
Reply to  Jacques

There are always true believers and dupes within any fake movement. BLM, Gilet Jaunes, Tea Party, Antifa, Occupy Wall St.

http://mileswmathis.com/marx.pdf

The Marx section starts on page 11.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 3:26 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Definitely.

That doesn’t explain how the “capitalists” or whoever is behind all this have benefited from socializing capitalism in the First World during roughly the second half of the last century.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 3:48 PM
Reply to  Jacques

“That doesn’t explain how the “capitalists” or whoever is behind all this have benefited…”

It’ll be clearer to you after The Great Reset, probably.

Here, watch as Mega Capitalists (Schwab, Gates) espouse some eerily “Socialist” ideas…

YOU’LL OWN NOTHING AND BE HAPPY
https://www.facebook.com/worldeconomicforum/videos/10154159674886479
 
http://wef.ch/2gmBN7M

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 5:15 PM

Right …

How exactly does the Great Reset explain a half of a century of socialism/communism in a substantial part of the world and the fact that it hindered capitalism in the other part of the world considerably? Do you ever bother to think things through?

Sorry, but today’s use of seemingly “socialist” or collectivist ideas to lure useful idiots into the Great Reset does not explain the attempt to install communism in the Second World. How exactly did the alleged people behind the scenes (capitalists) benefit from it?

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 5:46 PM
Reply to  Jacques

“How exactly does the Great Reset explain a half of a century of socialism/communism in a substantial part of the world and the fact that it hindered capitalism in the other part of the world considerably? Do you ever bother to think things through?”

You clearly didn’t bother to read the original comment of mine to which you vociferously object. The comment in question is the condensed version of me “thinking things through,” regarding that general topic. I have done so thoroughly. Unlike you.

But I’m not here to convert devout Believers; do believe, please! You’re welcome to it. Ignore the obvious.

Just one question: who was it that turned you on to “Communism,” in the first place? Where did you hear about it? Did you happen upon an untranslated volume of Das Kapital in a vault behind a stone wall in a cellar? You first heard about it in a clandestine meeting of a revolutionary cell, probably… not via college, or Western media, obviously! You found the forbidden knowledge created by the rarely-discussed Nemesis of our Entire Civilization … the book he wrote on leaves with his own blood and somehow managed to smuggle out of prison… and that’s all that counts!

Meanwhile, back to planet Earth, where Wiki tells us:

In 2013, The Communist Manifesto was registered to UNESCO‘s Memory of the World Programme along with Marx’s Capital, Volume I.

HILARIOUS.

Dupe.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 6:19 PM

I grew up in a “communist” country you dimwit.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 12:01 AM
Reply to  Jacques

“I grew up in a “communist” country you dimwit.”

And the average American grew up in America. Your point…? Your special insight…? Is… what?

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 3, 2021 6:34 AM

Man, it sure would behoove you to follow the thread of the conversation; you asked me who turned me onto communism.

I don’t know what the average American knows about capitalism as an economic/political system, or, say, von Hayek’s spontaneous order, which might be (one of) the basis for neoliberalist capitalism. Probably big shit. Even you might know big shit about it.

The average person who grew up in the Second World know immeasurably more about communism/Marxism, having been taught about this subject extensively, you might say indoctrinated.

Moreover, I’m not an average person. My grandfather was one of the leaders of the communist movement in the 1930s, and although he died in the WWII, grandma wouldn’t shut up about politics, and quite a bit of it rubbed off on me.

So much for ad hominem, eh … Now why don’t you get back on track and answer the above question. How exactly did the capitalists or the alleged people behind the scenes benefit from the installation of communism in the Second World.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 9:57 AM
Reply to  Jacques

“Man, it sure would behoove you to follow the thread of the conversation; you asked me who turned me onto communism.”

You were born into it. Fair enough. Maybe you’re a True Believer who can’t believe that the structure of the world you were born into was as much a banker’s trick as the structure of the pseudo-democratic world I was born into. Because, no matter which “Communist country” you were born into, the Control Apparatus on top of that country had power/wealth/ access to perks that you didn’t (unless you were an insider). I was raised in America and every time I confront an American with the following, all he or she can do is blink and change the subject: “You are allowed to pick one of two appointed candidates in a presidential election. But you don’t get to vote on who the candidates are. So how is that ‘democratic’?” America is nothing but a blatant Oligarchy. As most countries are.

If you don’t see Germany’s strange ‘neutrality’ in the case of Lenin’s trip in the “sealed” train, and the subsequent Bolshevik Color Revolution (funded by bankers, NOT funded by ‘peasant donations and petty bank-robberies,’ as the silly story went), as obvious acts of War against Russia, benefiting belligerent nations and ascendant Industrialists alike, I can’t make you see it. Kerensky himself saw it. Beyond that, you need to understand what “War” is. “War” is a tool of TFIC (the fuckers in charge) who win no matter which “side” of a war wins. EVERYTHING we’re told… everything we’re indoctrinated with… is a trick of TFIC against the Masses of the World.

What do you know of The World but what the World itself told you, as a child, in its self-serving lies? The Truth involves breaking through your brainwashing in order to confront the contradictions.

I was raised to revere Abraham Lincoln as “The Great Emancipator,” but I was lucky: my father informed me that that was nonsense. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I could do the research and discover (in reference material… a compilation of Lincoln’s own writing… available online) that Lincoln was a life-long racist whose dream was to send all Blacks “back to Africa”.

The brainwashing is powerful. They’ve perfected it for thousands of years. Look at the brainwashing that goes into convincing hundreds of millions of people that a Bearded, Vaguely-Levantine, Anus-Free Sky Giant sent his ‘only Son’ (who was also, at the same time, Himself) to a speck of a planet on the edge of a galaxy in the vastness of the Universe… to ‘redeem’ a tribe of Bronze Age desert-dwellers by allowing them to nail his Son (who was also Himself) to planks. Hundreds of millions of people believe this bizarre narrative with all their fucking hearts, and because they believe they can be controlled in very specific ways.

What’s the difference between that nonsense and accepted-at-face-value Political narratives? Isn’t it obvious now that all you have to do is dig into any mainstream narrative, about the World, to find The Foundational Lies? The contradictions, improbabilities, the impossibilities and the shit you’d have to be hypnotized to believe? Why do you think “Communism” would be special, in that regard?

ANY Official narrative that the Serfs have been given in order to keep the Serfs in line, is inevitably a LIE.

“Karl Marx” the narrative is no less fraudulent a narrative than “Abraham Lincoln” the narrative. And all you have to do is dig just a little, into the narrative, to discover that. But your brainwashing is amazing: it stops you from seeing the obvious.

Seven years ago, I watched a clip of Obama giving a speech about his “health care” (LIE) program. During the speech, a woman stood behind Obama; a “pretty” pregnant woman with an attention-getting hair style. This woman was standing with friends, and one of the friends seemed to be responding to signals off-camera, and prompting the woman by nudging her. And a certain specific point in the speech, the woman was meant to “swoon” and “faint,” and Obama was meant to display his Messianic abilities by somehow turning and catching her right in time. But the scene wasn’t well-rehearsed, the timing was off, it was obvious that both Obama and this woman (who went on to be interviewed and celebrated, for the escapade, for days after) were getting their signals wrong.

It was blatant. I sent the clip, in amused disgust, to an old college friend. The friend wrote back, “What do you mean? I don’t see what you’re talking about!”

That’s how it all works.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 3, 2021 10:59 AM

OK, so the world is not quite exactly what it appears to be.

Communism, as implemented, was a far cry from the ideology. So is democracy (not just in the US, BTW).

Now, alleging that the guys who pull the strings invented socialism/communism because they could foresee that a collectivist ideology would be spontaneously formed, potentially threatening their status, so they offered one in a preemptive fashion and over the course of several centuries concocted a situation at the end of which the said collectivist ideology discredited itself, allowing them to foist upon humanity neoliberalism and now exacerbate it with COVID, so as to usher in a techno-feudalism is pretty fucking farfetched.

Why didn’t they go back to feudalism right away?

Anyway, I have no doubt that there are motherfuckers who do nothing but scheme how to screw people over, how to be in control. And I’m sure that with the emergence of the collectivist ideologies around the 19th century, they wanted to have a stake in whatever development was taking place, but this idea that the communist/capitalist (First/Second World) dichotomy was intentionally created makes no sense.

If you say that “narrative is fraudulent”, it means that a concept that someone postulates is postulated with malevolent intentions. Has it occurred to you that a person might postulate something in good faith but be wrong? Or fail to take into consideration certain premises or assign to them an appropriate weight and thus come to the wrong conclusions? Formulating an economic/political theory is no easy matter; it’s such a complex issue. In fact, there probably doesn’t exist one that would be universally applicable.

Be it as it may, I acknowledge that one’s perception of the world is limited and can be completely skewed (a nice study of that is in the novel Nonstop).

Speaking of the Bearded Giant and his immaculately conceived Son, the kind of technocracy we’re seeing today is essentially the result of the Christian ideology. It’s the result of the fact that our world seeks external solutions, aspires to “have dominion” over the world. Hence technologies. I doubt though that thousands of years ago, the objective of imposing Christianity over the world was to transform man into machine through vaccination, an effort that is coming into fruition as we speak.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 2:46 PM
Reply to  Jacques

“I doubt though that thousands of years ago, the objective of imposing Christianity over the world was to transform man into machine through vaccination, an effort that is coming into fruition as we speak.”

It would be convenient if I’d claimed such a thing, obviously (laugh) but I didn’t. In fact, I pointed out, recently, that as recently as 1940, for example, TFIC* could not possibly have foreseen the transistor/ microchip/ PC/ Internet revolution, which means that plans they foresaw as requiring further centuries, to enact, possibly, must have suddenly seemed within their grasp in the c. 1980s. Which means, I think, that the older members of TFIC must have started rushing things, a bit, lately, hoping to see THE GREAT WORK realized within their lifetimes (if they couldn’t be around for the “immortality serum” they’ve been hoping for since The Middle Ages, at least, perhaps, they could be around for THAT).

Perhaps Impatience (and Arrogance) will fuck it all up for them? Without the police/militaries, of course, they’re nothing. And the police/ militaries are overwhelmingly comprised of Serfs who could suddenly wake up to that fact.

One hopes.

*Bearing in mind that “The Fuckers in Charge” would have to have changed, over the centuries. How many of them, now, are members of the Old Aristocracy, how many are connected to Rome, how many are Industrialists, etc? Are Schwab and Gates actual rulers or mere minions? (I think there’s an entire, and very modern, layer of figureheads… the Zuckerbergs, Musks, Google Boys, Gateses, Bezos’, et al, who are propped up by hidden octopuses like the NSA and not powerful on their own; powerful compared to you and I but not able to diverge from a script).

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 3, 2021 6:00 PM

To give you the benefit of the doubt, as regards Lenin and the October Revolution, if the TFIC are as clever as implied, they would probably want communism to be installed by the Russians, rather than, say, the British or Americans, expecting that the crazy vodka drinking Russkies would fuck it up, which they in fact did, as opposed to the systematic and civilized=obedient Englishmen who would cement it in place, making things more inconvenient for the puppeteers … Hence, the free passage for Lenin …

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 8:59 PM
Reply to  Jacques

You’re thinking more deviously already!

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 4, 2021 2:38 PM

That’s about as far as I’m willing to budge.

Insinuating that Marx was an imposter who concocted his ideology with the sole intention of discrediting, or discrediting collectivism in general, it is lunacy.

On the other hand, I’m sure that the people in the office where they run everything from made provisions for various scenarios, including the eventuality that communism would spread into the West.

Did that happen, they probably would have infiltrated the apparatchiks, risen to the top, and fucked over people as they always do.

Another thing is that communism, namely its totalitarian nature, would have been a better vehicle for their existence anyways. They wouldn’t have to worry about winning elections, well, making sure that both or all candidates are properly bribed so as not to challenge the system. In fact, that’s what they’re doing now. Installing a totalitarian regime reminiscent of Second World communism with the added benefit of more advanced technologies.

martin
martin
Jan 3, 2021 10:27 AM

Funnily enough under the floorboards of the house I mentioned I found a copy of ‘Joseph Stalin’ well printed in cloth covers – pre-war presumably (who after the war would want it or feel a need to hide it). It read like Orwell’s 1984, something that 3 yrs at the Fabian School of Economics had not prepared me for. No one I ever met on the shop floor, or at sea had anything but contempt for Marxism in all its forms. Not as a machinist (AEU), or in Scotland in the oilfield inc ex miners and people of all kinds of trades. Unionism and all kinds of progressive movements got working people inc children out of slavery, but not marxism.

If there was a class war it was a general resentment of Middle Class people and their privilege. The Caste system. But older people did used to say “we knew nothing about what went on in Russia back then”. That in itself is interesting because why not? Because it wasn’t publicised by the media. Of course it was known.

Drooze
Drooze
Jan 4, 2021 6:13 PM

I’ve been to many communist countries and the people who lived there owned many things, and the things they owned lasted as they weren’t built with planned obsolescence. You speak bovine excrement my friend! The capitalists were shitting themselves when Russian revolution happened. Why did they invest so much in destroying it for over 70 years? The Bolsheviks had to borrow from the banksters as they were cut off from so many sources of finances by your beloved communist loving capitalists! It’ll be clearer to you after you read Gover Furr! https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 4, 2021 11:37 PM
Reply to  Drooze

It’s weird, but what I keep encountering is a profound naivety in people who are otherwise fairly clued-in; they realize TFIC are callous killers who think nothing of engineering national famines and genocides, and have deliberately precipitated every bloody war and brutal colonial invasion we know of for centuries … yet can’t grasp that these psychopaths are even bigger Liars than they are Killers, and the World (which is, after all, clearly under their violent-if-imperfect control, and has been since long before we were born) is based overwhelmingly on Deception. That’s about as “Cognitively Dissonant” as it gets!

You just won’t understand that the key point is that what you think you know about the “World” (a construct) has been fed to you (and your parents and teachers) by the “World” (the construct) itself; you entered it knowing nothing and, x-years later, have you bothered to reconsider the reality of what you were told? Yes, a bit, I imagine… but not enough. You draw a timid line. “I’ll question… but only so far.” If you’ve read the history, the “red flags” (no pun intended) are many and obvious. Maybe you haven’t read the history and you’re merely indulging in The Internet’s favorite pastime: passionately defending an uneducated opinion. Why are you so trusting of the information you were given by Liars?

Oh well! I say much the same things to people who trust in the “Covid” lie, too, and I’m just as likely to open their eyes. Ditto the preposterous “Christ” lie.

Cling to your illusions. No skin off my teeth, as the saying goes. Once your eyes really open they’ll never close again.

Researcher
Researcher
Jan 2, 2021 6:31 PM
Reply to  Jacques

It provided a faux opposition that would only “appear“ to counter their corrupt crony capitalism and debt slavery, but without challenging the economic model or monetary system and without exposing the plutocrats behind the tyranny.

It’s the model of the Hegelian Dialectic:

Provide two paradigms that seem oppositional, yet both provide the same result: A continuation or strengthening of the status quo, hidden behind structures such as regulations, expanded government powers, or NGOs like trade unions and other tools that obfuscate the real levers of power. Those true levers of power are always the central banks, governments and industry colluding, against their own citizens.

Globalists bankers also don’t care about borders so they would orchestrate and create wars simply to war profiteer and kill off sectors of various populations.

It’s divide and conquer. The people are not aware they are being channeled into a false dichotomy where the outcome is always that they lose and the central bankers and oligarchs win.

As for the claim by some on the left that socialism and/or communism built a better future by creating better working conditions through workers rights, it was a policy of crumbs. The bankers and plutocrats threw people a few crumbs instead of having their corruption and power exposed and dismantled.

And this is why we find ourselves where we are, now: Cornered, with nowhere to turn because of centuries of lies, rewritten history, poor education, division of the people, confusion, usury, misdirected political movements and calculated debt slavery using taxation, interest and the birth certificate fraud perpetrated on citizens without their knowledge or consent by all governments, whether they are communist, socialist, capitalist or fascist.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 12:04 AM
Reply to  Researcher

“And this is why we find ourselves where we are, now:”

Amen, as they say, Brother!

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 3, 2021 6:56 AM
Reply to  Researcher

Your reading of history is wrong.

The situation we are in is the result of the disappearance of the Second World. Although Second World communism/socialism didn’t provide people with the living conditions the ideology promised, and although Second World regimes were authoritarian if not totalitarian, it did provide a high degree of social security. All that forced the capitalist First World to offer their populations enough welfare to prevent them from going the communist way as well. Hence the welfare state, all the social programs that existed between, say, 1960s-1990s,

Once the communist bloc was defeated and socialism, communism – collectivist ideologies – discredited, these social programs have been eroding to the point of being nearly non-existent. And that’s the situation that we’re in.

The allusion that bankers created communism in a half of the world so that there would be faux opposition is ludicrous. Why would they do that? Show me any tangible benefit of that. To show their population that people elsewhere are much worse off and to shut up those who might dare want more? That would kinda make sense, except that in reality it worked the other way, as per the above. Communism forced capitalists to give people more than they’d have wanted – look at the social programs that existed in the capitalist world while communism existed. And why did they destroy the Second World if it allegedly provided the opposition they needed to show the populace how swell their living conditions are? None of this make sense.

As I said, convoluted logic.

Researcher
Researcher
Jan 5, 2021 4:34 PM
Reply to  Jacques

Bullshit. Communism gave PEOPLE NOTHING! It took everything away from them.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 5, 2021 7:34 PM
Reply to  Researcher

What precisely do you know about that?

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 3:39 PM
Reply to  Jacques

“This is pretty convoluted logic…”

You mean like MIHOP…?

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 5:18 PM

I mean that it’s pretty fucking convoluted logic.

What exactly was the purpose of communism allegedly installed by the capitalists? To make it more difficult for themselves to fuck people over?

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 5:50 PM
Reply to  Jacques

“What exactly was the purpose of communism allegedly installed by the capitalists?”

Erm, you could have a go at actually reading my original comment before attempting to refute it… ? Thanks.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 6:31 PM

In a nutshell, you say that the capitalists invented communism or that some forces behind the scenes invented both to their alleged benefit. At least that’s what I was able to extrapolate from your rant.

It sounds like a bunch of crock to me, and I’ve therefore asked you to explain how the capitalists, or the people behind the scenes, have benefited from it.

If, however, your somewhat confused self is trying to say that what is known as communist regimes are in fact “state capitalist” regimes, I’d probably agree with you to significant extent.

That, however, is not because it was necessarily intended, but because opportunists have hijacked the regimes. I mean, you’re not trying to say that First World capitalists somehow benefited from communism (or state capitalism if you will) in Soviet Union? And if you are, you wanna explain exactly how?

Researcher
Researcher
Jan 2, 2021 6:40 PM
Reply to  Jacques

It’s the same people running both charades, Jacques. It’s a scam. A con. A shell game.

They exploited the population more by seizing their land and property, individualism and spirituality and instead provided them with a bleak and meager existence. But now the bankers owned and controlled everything. They won. They controlled the world and they had manufactured a fake opposition, the Eastern bloc and communist countries that they used against the Western bloc, NATO alliance.

Except they own and control both blocs.

It’s a charade. A farce.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 7:13 PM
Reply to  Researcher

How and who exactly benefited from the First/Second World divide?

Have people the world over been fucked over by the PTB who happen to exercise power over them? Yes.

Were there the same people behind capitalism and communism? That’s a pretty wild assumption and unless I see some tangible evidence and some tangible benefits to some entity somewhere, I’ll have to reject it as delusion on the part of its proponent.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 12:08 AM
Reply to  Jacques

“How and who exactly benefited from the First/Second World divide?”

Goodgawd, man, are you serious? To say that you’re “out of your depth” in this conversation doesn’t begin to express the magnitude of the problem here. It’s like a 12-year-old virgin in a propeller-hat wandered in off the street into a Live Sex Club

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 3, 2021 6:36 AM

Shove the ad hominem stuff up your ass.

Drooze
Drooze
Jan 5, 2021 7:50 AM
Reply to  Jacques

The guy’s dodgy! I wouldn’t waste my time with him. He’s got an agenda: to muddy the waters and distract people with BS! He’s establishment- a psyops troll!

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 5, 2021 9:16 AM
Reply to  Drooze

I don’t know. I like the fact that he ventures beyond the realm of the conventional, challenges established patterns. That’s always good.

I don’t know to what extent I subscribe to the notion that forces behind the scenes alone are shaping the world, but the fact that the world as perceived is a shell, to a large extent meaningless, is pretty accurate.

Most of the concepts people are bombarded with, such as democracy, freedom, don’t in reality exist or are very different from what an open-minded person might consider.

There probably are psy-op trolls here, maybe the whole website is a psy-op for what I know. Still, I find enough food for thought here to consider reading the stuff worthwhile.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 6, 2021 8:39 PM
Reply to  Jacques

Sir, I salute you! We disagree, but, no biggie. You’re able to step outside the limited frame of the immediate disagreement in order to evaluate dispassionately. Nicely done, Genosse...!

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 6, 2021 8:35 PM
Reply to  Drooze

“The guy’s dodgy!”

Yes, I’m quite dodgy… but I’m not a Troll: you have my name and location (Berlin) and here’s my website (linked below) with a decade of detailed material. Now, you, “Drooze,” on the other hand… hmmmm…

https://berlin8berlin.wordpress.com/

Researcher
Researcher
Jan 5, 2021 4:39 PM
Reply to  Jacques

Read Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars.

The wars are orchestrated by the central banks and the Cabal of autocrats who hand down their money, positions and power over centuries.

War is a racket. The aim is to kill off the population on both sides and build a war economy. Keep all populations involved in the wars ignorant of what is going on and who is pulling the strings.

The world is a stage. Everything is an illusion cooked up by the forces of pure evil who manipulate people’s thoughts and beliefs with false ideas through school, textbooks and the media. That’s reinforced by their parents who are also just as ignorant and uniformed.

It’s common knowledge. Read the unabridged version of Tragedy and Hope by Quigley.

Rockefeller and Rothschild who control the central banks, all industry, all energy and the militaries were in China and Russia pre revolutions and pre WWI and WWII.

They use the central banks who print the money to control the legal structures they set up as “governments”.

Governments, whatever the political flavor are just tools for the autocrats to create debt slavery by using birth certificates of people as collateral through taxation.

Nothing you believe about how the world functions is true.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 5, 2021 7:39 PM
Reply to  Researcher

All I can tell you is that to discuss things with you, you’d have to be less of the patronizing asshole you are.

Have a nice rest of your life.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jan 2, 2021 2:28 PM

Agorism is 100% more interesting than your observations above. We’ve heard your point of view before, Steve.
Please address this piece and its ideas. Don’t waste our lockdown time … please.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 3:38 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

“Please address this piece and its ideas. Don’t waste our lockdown time … please.”

I was unaware of my Mind Control powers, Victor G, but, having been notified of them, I hereby free you to skip any comments of mine with which you disagree! You interact with your peeps, and I’ll interact with mine!

(So sayeth Augustine!)

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 3:39 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

Excellent comment. Thank you

Time to focus on solutions!

Researcher
Researcher
Jan 2, 2021 7:08 PM
Reply to  Jacques

You were repeatedly asking questions that have already been asked and answered on this site innumerable times. Yet you feign ignorance.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 8:41 PM
Reply to  Researcher

What questions? How exactly have they been answered? You’re referring to the communism/capitalism nonsense above?

Also, the beauty of an answer is in the eye of the ol’ beholder. An “answer” that might appear good enough to you, might not be good enough to me.

Live with it.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Jan 2, 2021 2:52 PM

That Marx was bourgeois – and only a bourgeois would have had the time and eduction to do what he achieved at the time – is a crassly ad-hominem argument against his theories.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 3:43 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

“That Marx was bourgeois – and only a bourgeois would have had the time and eduction to do what he achieved at the time….”

Miraculous that the Capitalists didn’t stop him while they could, eh? And then went so far as to help spread His message over the centuries, rather than bury it! Divine intervention…?

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 5:20 PM

So why did the capitalists do it? They were in a dire need to have a half of the world to work against them?

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 5:53 PM
Reply to  Jacques

“They were in a dire need to have a half of the world to work against them?”

I’m genuinely curious as to how you think China, for example, is working “against” Capitalism…? Beyond whatever slogans or speeches you dig up on The Internet, I mean.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 2, 2021 6:24 PM

Would you kindly elucidate what exact benefit did capitalists in the First World had from allegedly creating communism in the Second World.

We’ll deal with China today later.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 12:13 AM
Reply to  Jacques

To quote Researcher: “You were repeatedly asking questions that have already been asked and answered on this site innumerable times. Yet you feign ignorance.”

First I thought you were naive, then I assumed you were stupid… now I’m beginning to suspect you’re a troll. However, I will accept any of these three explanations, or any combination thereof, as plausible.

Jacques
Jacques
Jan 3, 2021 6:40 AM

Look up the meaning of cognitive dissonance.

As to your ad hominem insults, they only show what a loser you are. Come an tell me in my face.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 8:58 AM
Reply to  Jacques

“Come an tell me in my face.”

Ooooh, scary.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Jan 3, 2021 6:57 AM

China is a capitalist country masquerading as communist. You can easily demonstrate this using Marxist theory.

paul
paul
Jan 4, 2021 3:16 AM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

China is a communist country with 1,500 million capitalists.

Howard
Howard
Jan 2, 2021 3:44 PM

One wonders if perhaps the cart came before the horse after all. These historical revisions regarding Communism, Marx, Mao, Castro et all, while indeed they could be accurate and much needed, could just as easily be Capitalism (via the CIA and its other minions) putting a good face on losses incurred in the course of its worldwide rampage.

“Oh, they were all our dupes!” the capitalists might declare to save face. Remember that the ruling elites do not generally oppose that which appears innocuous – they don’t tip their hand if it’s not needed.

And even though ideas of human rights were well established by the 19th Century, it is highly likely that the ideas proposed by Marx simply were not taken seriously. And, after all, as you point out, he was one of their own; so, of course, he could not have actually meant what he posited. He just “turned Hegel on his head”; nothing to see there. Had he risen from the lower class, he might have been taken very seriously.

By and large, there are few capitalists capable of seeing intellectuals as anything other than “in our pocket.” And that is their Achilles Heel.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 6:09 PM
Reply to  Howard

“These historical revisions regarding Communism, Marx, Mao, Castro et all, while indeed they could be accurate and much needed, could just as easily be Capitalism (via the CIA and its other minions) putting a good face on losses incurred in the course of its worldwide rampage.”

Except contemporaneous anomalies argue against that reading and more toward the realization that the “Communist vs Capitalist” dichotomy is the same trick as the “Democrat vs Republican” control tactic scaled up to the planet itself. Castro’s and Lenin’s strange history of last-minute, good luck, life-saving interventions, for example: both were “revolutionaries” that ordinarily would have been shot or hanged and forgotten by history very early in the process. Patrice Lumumba, a real revolutionary, was summarily executed. I would argue the same regarding Che: He died because he wasn’t in on the hoax.

For comic relief I invite any student of the Cold War to watch Fidel Castro’s “post-revolution” Ed Sullivan Show Interview (well at least he didn’t go to Disneyland). Or to investigate the “Lisa Howard” narrative. You really have to be on psychotropic drugs not to see through all this.

Do we really think that TFIC started with the Big Hoax Program in 2001?

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 2, 2021 9:47 AM

Trust the French. They know how to do it. You don’t break into churches. You do this:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55513167

Clearly the public (and certainly the French public) have not been properly “broken in” yet. To this end:

More than 100,000 police officers were deployed across the country to break up parties and enforce the curfew. Officers were instructed to break up underground parties as soon as they were reported, fine participants and identify the organisers.

Realising that the above looks like a memo from Nazi Germany, we need a little bit of justification:

France has recorded more than 2.6 million coronavirus cases and 64,892 deaths since the pandemic began.

So clearly we need far FAR more restricitons. Build a few camps, say?

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jan 2, 2021 2:30 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Party camps …

Cal
Cal
Jan 2, 2021 9:42 AM

Cases, cases, cases.
No one’s asking what a case is
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Edwige
Edwige
Jan 2, 2021 8:50 AM

UK-based anti-lockdown organisation:

https://my-sgf.co.uk/

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Jan 2, 2021 2:55 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Thanks for flagging this up. Good to see various opposition groups forming.

richard
richard
Jan 2, 2021 8:28 AM

The agorist concept chimes with me – a way of freeing ourselves from our toxic growth forever, consume, consume, (un)social media, Marvel Superheroes, idiotised culture which has has devolved into it’s inevitable outcome – the Covid Deathcult. In that spirit and recognising that New Year is a time of change, endings and beginnings, here’s a little poem ‘what I wrote’…Floating Away:

Walking down the high street, on my way to work,

nothing strange, nothing not normal, just like any other day

until that pain flares in my chest and in my shoulder

and suddenly I’m falling over.

 

Flesh and bone hit the pavement, but I’m not there,

I’ve gone already because today is no ordinary day,

Today is the day I’m floating away.

 

From above I see myself, lacking in motion, causing a commotion

amongst the passers-by and I ask myself should I laugh or cry?

But none of that matters, not today, because today is the day I’m

floating away.

 

I stare down at my body, far beneath my dangling feet, I see just myself,

then the surrounds and roof-tops and then the whole street and

I’m getting higher and higher and soon I’ll see the whole city in which

I used to live because today is the day I’m floating away.

 

This is extra-ordinary, this floating away. I’m sure I should

be scared and shouting and screaming, but this floating away

seems the most natural thing in the world, like I always knew it was

something I would do, that today would be the day that I would float away.

 

I have a moment of regret because I’ve not had the chance to say goodbye

to all those who I love and care for (hey, sorry guys, but I had to fly)

but I know, like the soil knows the rain, that we’ll meet again because today

is not the first time or the first day that I’ve floated away.

 

I didn’t always do things right (be that by omission or commission)

or achieve all that I could or should and I didn’t always live my best life

and, yes, there was love but also there were harsh words and anger and strife.

But none of that matters, not today, because today is the day I’m floating away.

 

And I think of the bills and the debt and the struggle to make ends

meet, paying the rent and all the energy spent just to live a life so ordinary and

of all those who said they were my friend but were not, just there for what they got,

and the betrayals and the lies and the precious friend who dies.

But none of that matters, not today, because today is the day I’m floating away.

 

And I think of the good times, the nights out, the drinks and the laughing,

the pick-ups and crafty shags, being young, a good film, a better book, the music

and the dancing, the things I did that worked, the money I had (before I lost it!),

being lucky, knowing what it is to love and be loved,endearments whispered under

the covers, being in a better place than so many others.

But none of that matters, not today, because today is the day that I’m floating away.

 

And I think of the really shitty stuff of life – the fakes and the freaks and the cheats,

the exploitation, the abuse, the promises made and never kept, all of the times I’ve

sat and fucking wept, the kids starving in a world of plenty, the privileged son

who’s rich before he’s twenty, the barbaric cruelty we inflict on animals and each

other, the old and the rich who live off the blood of the poor and the young, the

you’re too fat, you’re too thin, you’re too gay, you’re too straight, you’re too black,

you’re too white, you’re too left, you’re too right, hey, fucker, do you want to fight?

 

But none of that matters, not today, because today is the day I’m floating away.

I’m leaving it all behind, I’m floating away on this special day. I’m moving faster

now – the street becomes a city, becomes a county, becomes a country, becomes a

continent, becomes a globe and I feel my consciousness explode into light and…

 

I’m not just me any more…

 

I’m me, I’m you, I’m a rock, I’m a bird, I’m a flower, I’m an elemental power,

I’m everything and nothing. I’m Alpha and Omega. I am the Universe.

Today I have floated away.

And now….quick shameless self-plug…the above piece is from my book of short tales called Floating Away:

Available from Amazon

Available from B&N, Apple & Kobo

Paul
Paul
Jan 2, 2021 8:27 AM

If these vaccines are so effective then surely the vaccination plan should be to give the vaccine to people who require hospital treatment for ‘covid’.

The vaccine would be by their own admission reducing their symptoms and they wouldn’t be required to go to ICU or receive oxygen and they would make a quick recovery.

Would they also not prioritise the vaccine for anyone who tests positive so it will reduce their symptoms as this would surely result in less hospitalisations.

Did no one in the medical industry not think of this.

Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones
Jan 2, 2021 11:03 AM
Reply to  Paul

The injection would probably kill them as would the “treatments” offered by the medical industry. Better to do the breathing, sun bathing, fresh fruits and salads, get rid of wifi/ cell phone radiation, do not watch/ read the black magic covid propaganda.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Jan 2, 2021 2:57 PM
Reply to  Paul

The idea behind a vaccine, as I understand it, is to stop you catching the disease. After this, anything that is done is treatment.

Paul
Paul
Jan 2, 2021 3:19 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Has the sales pitch of these vaccines not been that they only reduce symptoms and don’t prevent infection or being able to transmit it

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Jan 2, 2021 3:43 PM
Reply to  Paul

Indeed, so are they really vaccines?

Paul
Paul
Jan 2, 2021 4:08 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

I don’t think so.

They claim this mutant variant has changed the genetic code of the spike protein of the ‘virus’.

But we are told the vaccine was designed to fight the genetic code of the original spike protein.

So how exactly was the vaccine going to recognise the new genetic code.

According to them it just will but no scientific explanation has been given.

Also the genetic code of this spike protein was taken from a computer model and not from any pure virus isolate as they didn’t have any.

They’ve just glossed over it and hope that no one notices.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 9:38 PM
Reply to  Paul

That’s the thing though. There’s been no categorical statement as to how effective they are, even by the liars who produced it.

The only thing they’re sure about is that it ‘might’ harm or even kill some. They can’t say it kills covid though or prevent it. If pressed too hard they say the virus is ‘mutating’ or is a ‘variant’.

So there’s even less chance. But governments will still be charged the same amount of money because those with money invested( pretending to be ‘donating’) in pharma want their profits and need the economies damaged too. Their idea of a win-win.

Paul
Paul
Jan 2, 2021 11:15 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

Despite having considerable time to plan for the vaccine rollout which was always going to happen they’ve managed the narrative of the vaccine deplorably.

Any critical analysis of this vaccine and one realises that nothing adds up.

As you say the only certain thing about this vaccine is side effects and death and yet the corrupt bastards are selling it as a bridge to normality.

As more and more people were questioning the pandemic narrative & a pushback from Tory backbenchers the timing of the announcement of the ‘mutant strain’ is most convenient and the claim it now effects kids and young adults.

All bases are now covered.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 11:45 PM
Reply to  Paul

I believe the best brains they have were and are on the job and that the narrative has been handled with all the meticulous skill of a drunken juggler. I take it as a subtext. It’s saying : bring it on, do what you like try what you will- we are well and truly armed now. That’s the arrogance of total power.

By analogy, if you walk into a bar alone and see 25 hard cases in there and challenge them to come at you- you’re dead meat. If you have a machine gun pointed at them- which one of them will make the first move ? That’s how you make numbers even.

The last 3 tory leaders of the UK and the last 4 leaders of the US have all been advocates of Totalitarianism and a complete wipe-the-slate-clean-and-start-again policy. A sort of rewrite of the creation story but using Science.

The papers of the Rockerfeller / Gates meetings would never had seen the light of day if they didn’t want to rub it in. The bastards are riding high.

NickM
NickM
Jan 2, 2021 8:10 AM

Re Etienne de la Boetie: “To him, the great mystery of politics was obedience to rulers. Why in the world do people agree to be looted and otherwise oppressed by government overlords? It is not just fear, Boetie explains in the Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, for our consent is required. And that consent can be non-violently withdrawn.”

NickM
NickM
Jan 2, 2021 11:13 AM
Reply to  NickM

[Continued] We agree to our self-imposed servitude because Homo Sapiens is basically a social animal, happy to be part of a group and happy to follow a Leader. But, as this early-French-Renaissance lawyer says, our aquiescence is voluntary, and we are free (though not necessarily courageous enough) to withdraw it. This concept, I think, is the basis of a Graeco-Christian Ethic of Freedom under Law, inspired by the lives and sayings of its 2 great martyrs: Socrates of Athens and Yeshuah of Nazareth. At present we suffer from a lack of creativity: we see the injustice of this ever-encrouching Techno-Fascist system, but we have no concept of Freedom under Law in a technocracy. We need emotional (both individual and social) creativity, similar to the inward spiritual and outward social movements which created first the Christian Church and later the Communist Party. If we cannot create a new system of Freedom under Law we shall be trapped deeper in this giant techno-fascist web and, like creatures trapped in the cave Polyphemus, the Mammonite monster will eat us sheeple for breakfast.

Penelope
Penelope
Jan 2, 2021 6:43 AM

Buy a pack of file cards & pin messages to you shirt of encouragement to others:
“Are you awake too? Do you know they are lying to you?”
“End the Lockdown.”
“The PCR Test is a Fraud. See this Link (whatever link you like)”
“There is no increased Mortality. See (Link)”
Carry a few flyers for people who engage you in conversation– and they do, with the least encouragement. I pin flyers to trees and lightposts. I pass out lists of links and sites.

After the merest pretext of conversation, “Is that good?” about some food item in his cart– I say, “You don’t believe this covid exaggeration, do you?” or “Do you have any idea what we should do about the lockdown?”

Engage people in conversation everywhere; don’t let the mask put you off. 90% of everybody have great doubts about what’s happening & will effusively thank you for a flyer that points them to medical fact.

martin
martin
Jan 2, 2021 5:37 AM

I was ready in the mid eighties, what took them so long? I bought a gamekeeper’s house in Lincolnshire by a wood with stables and two acres, down a farm track with no neighbours, not far from where I grew up. I paid it off cash working on the oil rigs. First wife packed me in, second wife left taking the kids, but I followed her. Now we are in Western Australia and kids all grown up.

It’s a problem for men with dreams of rural escape, here too. Women need people. One fine day at the place in Lincs an old couple came walking down the track and said hello. It was the old gamekeeper and his wife come to look at the house where they once lived long before. She said how she always dreaded coming back after being in the village, some miles distant.

The previous owner was an Aussie pilot who had stayed after the war. In the wood there were heaps of gin bottles. The power line that came thru the wood had clamps on the lines feeding the outbuildings with free electric. My friend took them off with rubber linesman gloves. There was a covered bricked well at the back I only discovered by the sound of dripping water. You could have lived off the rabbits.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 8:51 AM
Reply to  martin

This short comment is a book in itself!

ToyAussie
ToyAussie
Jan 2, 2021 5:31 AM

“Over half of health care workers at California hospitals refuse vaccinations”

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/im-choosing-risk-getting-covid-over-half-health-care-workers-california-hospitals-refuse

Shin
Shin
Jan 2, 2021 7:13 AM
Reply to  ToyAussie

I was in hospital twice over the last three months. Spent 11 days overall in emergency care. I asked the care nurse about Covid deaths and case numbers at the hospital. This is a very large regional hospital servicing the greater Mornington Peninsula.
She said no deaths had occurred and the case numbers are minimal. She did say a small outbreak had occurred among the nurses, but the doctors quickly pinpointed a flu strain of some kind. All the affected nurses resumed their activities within 4-5 days.
Then later on i asked the doctor who was caring for me about the vaccine. Smart fella. He initially laughed then sternly stated that not in a million years would I, my wife and kids would ever consider being vaccinated.

martin
martin
Jan 2, 2021 7:28 AM
Reply to  Shin

Thanks for that Shin. My daughter who will barely speak to me over this announced at Christmas she was pregnant and said “now you will have to get vaccinated”. but more and more I feel I will not give in. But I have a chronic blood thing and wonder if I will be forced into it by it being a condition of getting a blood test or a specialist appointment. Are there any signs of that? I wish you the best of health in 2021. I am in WA.

Shin
Shin
Jan 2, 2021 7:51 AM
Reply to  martin

All the best of health to yourself martin. As we age small medical issues quickly turn into larger issues. In my two stays in hospital i never had a Covid test, nor the need to wear a mask in the ward.
Take care!

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 12:16 PM
Reply to  martin

“My daughter who will barely speak to me over this announced at Christmas she was pregnant and said “now you will have to get vaccinated”.

That is awful. Deepest sympathy for you.

CMiller
CMiller
Jan 2, 2021 4:54 PM
Reply to  martin

I’m in WA too, will do whatever I can not to take the vaccine. We’re just guinea pigs for the manufacturers. There is no need to be vaccinated for this flu. Vaccines do not prevent Covid, only lessen symptoms, so it should be purely individual choice. But they’re going to require it to participate in society – a vaccine do safe you will be forced to take it. This the point of this article!

Researcher
Researcher
Jan 2, 2021 10:02 PM
Reply to  martin

Do not give in. There’s no risk to them from a fictional virus, but there is risk to your health and safety from taking an untested, unsafe and unneeded biologic.

Jeff Carmack
Jeff Carmack
Jan 2, 2021 4:10 AM

Thus far, we have accepted death as normal. Probably because there has been no way out from death. Most likely this will remain true; however, what is changing is that in the future (according to the plan), death will be “cured.” The mind controlled who point to people dying as proof of some sort of emergency pandemic have not noticed that the change is simply that. Noticing. Before we didn’t and now we do with confusion caused in terms: how we name things to spin stories for particular purposes.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jan 2, 2021 3:33 AM

Countdown, T-minus 4 days till the shit hits the fan ?

Might have missed it, but has anybody mentioned Lin Woods tweet, re. Jeffery Epstein, ‘he is alive’ ?

livingsb
livingsb
Jan 2, 2021 6:16 AM

Trump is a farce.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 12:14 PM

“re. Jeffery Epstein, ‘he is alive’ ?”

I deduced he was alive by MSM’s peculiar obsession with insinuating that he “didn’t kill himself”… never once insinuating that he wasn’t even, possibly, dead. TFIC wanted us to feel we were “in on a secret” without letting us too far in on it. The psycho is sipping a cocktail on a beach with fetching company, at this very moment, I imagine, and helping to run his extensive Blackmail Empire “in exile”. Receiving progress reports on his “Lebensborn” project…?

Paul
Paul
Jan 2, 2021 2:51 AM

There is currently a lot of focus on how did China get rid of this virus without a vaccine and how was their death total so low and how excess mortality varies so much from country to country.

The evidence would suggest that they didn’t get rid of it. It was never there in the first place. This is borne out by the fact that China were only able to supply Drosten with theoretical RNA sequences at the start of last January as they had no live or inactive Sars Cov 2 virus isolates.

To get rid of this virus all they needed to do was to change the genes the PCR was looking to detect and reduce the CT.
Bingo the new virus disappears.

The new disease Covid 19 pneumonia doesn’t seem to actually exist.

The whole lockdown in Wuhan was completely staged and heralded as a success by the WHO as lockdowns were then championed as the new snake oil science for defeating viruses.

China don’t need lockdowns to control their citizens.

The lockdowns in the west were pre planned.

Looking at Euromomo, overall mortality across Europe was slightly below normal at the start of 2020 suggesting flu season was a little later. Most likely March/April.

But the fear being generated in the media and in mainstream science was a deadly Sars Virus was sweeping Europe.

The treatment being championed was ventilators.

When people all over Europe starting testing PCR positive with a non specific, non validated test with a ramped up CT and they had a respiratory infection they were shoved on ventilators.

I believe it was the ventilators killing people for the first few months causing the excess mortality at the time along with the cancellation of other health services.

It’s noticeable that Germany was one of the countries that decided not to use heavy ventilation and this most likely explains why they have no excess mortality in April and at no other time throughout the year.
I’m not sure what all other countries were doing but New York, Britain, Italy and Spain were instructed to heavily ventilate patients.

The UK, France, Belgium also initially cleared out their hospitals and many sick elderly patients were thrown back into care homes, deprived medical treatment and had DNRS shoved on them. This is obviously going to inflate mortality.

It’s utterly sickening to have these political leaders and medical advisers telling people what they can and can’t do especially as they are responsible for the unnecessary murder of tens of thousands of their own citizens.

In my eyes they are war criminals.

DM:
DM:
Jan 2, 2021 4:10 AM
Reply to  Paul

A very good summary that correlates with the progression of events in 2020.

AngryAngry
AngryAngry
Jan 2, 2021 8:37 AM
Reply to  Paul

Excellent- Whuan was staged! The new 2019!flu jab also might be doing the job of killing people 🤷‍♂️

Edwige
Edwige
Jan 2, 2021 8:57 AM
Reply to  AngryAngry

“Whuan was staged!”

Agreed – the story of hos “the virus” was first detected is palpably absurd and the footage of people in the streets collapsing with convulsions obviously staged (why has this Covid symptom not repeated anywhere else?).

Paul
Paul
Jan 2, 2021 4:11 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Exactly this symptom never happened in any patient outside China.

The idea that this started with someone eating a bat is as believable as a pig flying past my window wearing a face mask.

tony0pmoc
tony0pmoc
Jan 2, 2021 2:09 AM

Latest news I have heard from Lancashire (it is anecdotal, my wife’e best school friend is upgrading her iphone, so no photography), she was queing up this morning to get her Mum who will be about 85, to get a COVID test, so she can go back to work.

I only know of 2 people, who have admitted they have been injected.

mRNA was tested on Dolly The Sheep. It has never been tested on humans before..

“DeathOn 14 February 2003, Dolly was euthanised because she had a progressive lung disease and severe arthritis.[15] A Finn Dorset such as Dolly has a life expectancy of around 11 to 12 years, but Dolly lived 6.5 years. A post-mortem examination showed she had a form of lung cancer called ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma, also known as Jaagsiekte,[16] which is a fairly common disease of sheep and is caused by the retrovirusJSRV.”

Tony

biff
biff
Jan 2, 2021 6:55 AM
Reply to  tony0pmoc

I See Sheep! :
I (C) Ovid, 19 = Certificate of Vaccination I.D. 21

Cochese18
Cochese18
Jan 2, 2021 1:27 AM

Love this website and all the comments regardless of disagreements. The first step towards any form of emancipation is to toss the teev. Sadly, it will never happen in the US. However, in Britain and its other former global pink bits if even1% of the citizenry were to dump theirTV sets in front of their respective parliament houses or Legislative dwellings, a very LOUD and fearful message would be sent without a single shot being fired.

AngryAngry
AngryAngry
Jan 2, 2021 8:40 AM
Reply to  Cochese18

Absolutely- I thought this too. Imagine dropping thousand sets in parliament square and burning the National papers! 🕺🕺🕺💉😷$$$

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 8:54 AM
Reply to  Cochese18

“The first step towards any form of emancipation is to toss the teev.”

Been saying that for 20 years.

George Mc
George Mc
Jan 2, 2021 10:09 AM
Reply to  Cochese18

…it will never happen in the US. However, in Britain…

Interesting juxtaposition. I reckon it’s perhaps easier to see through the bull in Britain because of the good old monolithic Beeb. Unfortunately this means that e.g. over on Lockdown Sceptics many rant against the Beeb as if that channel alone was the culprit. The more intelligent know that the bullshit spreads all the way across all the channels. The US rulers were always more crafty. Never have a monolith. Always have ever expanding separate channels – which just so happen to be all singing the same song.

paul
paul
Jan 2, 2021 1:20 AM

What can we expect in 2021?

Further aggression, military adventurism, economic terrorism, actual terrorism, ever less credible false flags and hoaxes, in Syria, Iran, Ukraine, Iraq, continuing full spectrum vilification and demonisation of Russia and China.
Kosherstan and its US bitch going into overdrive, abandoning all caution and restraint.
Reckless and irresponsible escalation across the globe.

Further massive transfers of wealth and power upwards.
Consolidation of monopoly power.
Even more obscene levels of inequality and poverty.
The rapid pauperisation of the bulk of the population.
The Great Reset.
The twin hoaxes of Global Warming and Covid providing the pretexts for the above.

Together with blanket surveillance, rigid censorship and shredding all civil liberties as permanent features of life.

Unprecedented levels of austerity.

The normalisation of instability, uncertainty, suspicion and mistrust in all spheres of public and private life.
The new normal.

Roberto
Roberto
Jan 2, 2021 1:17 AM

The 2011 Cyprus “bail-in” confiscated deposits from bank accounts, setting a precedent which can now happen anywhere, regardless of FDIC “insurance”.”

The Cyprus event only confiscated amounts in excess of government deposit ‘insurance’.
Scattering funds to the limit for each institution insured is an interim measure to take.
Of course if the many governments that have implemented Cyprus-style confiscation laws wish to take all your money to keep banks solvent they will, and as the ‘insurance’ funds are almost totally unfunded, the ‘money’ would simply be instantly created. How long it would take to be worth less, or nothing, is another question, as survivors of hyperinflation can testify.

Reset the Diaboligarchy
Reset the Diaboligarchy
Jan 2, 2021 4:06 AM
Reply to  Roberto

Simon Dixon, last I heard, seemed to think that rather than opting for a Cyprus-style “Bail-in,” in the coming crash they will opt for replacing the money in bank accounts with equivalent CBDC credits. Opinions on this?

Judith
Judith
Jan 2, 2021 11:44 AM

I have no facts on this but it is what I have been assuming will happen.

paul
paul
Jan 3, 2021 3:39 PM

No, they give you worthless shares in the zombie bank in lieu of your cash.

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 2, 2021 3:59 PM
Reply to  Roberto

Derivatives (big money) have priority over everything else including the essential funds of local governments. The piddling insurance is largely PR. Confiscation has been ratified by EU, IMF abd BIS.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 12:14 AM

I’ve been a fan of Neil Young for a long time. I remember finding an old album recorded in what seems to be the late 60s or early 70s ; Live Rust. It’s live and outdoors and, at one point, proceedings are rudely interrupted by a bomb blast of a thunderclap. Neil , a little stoned, said to his audience:

:” hey..maybe if we all join hands we can make the rain stop ”.

This was followed by a chorus of ”no rain-no-rain-no-rain” from the audience who were probably as stoned as he was and probably now all joined as one by their hands. It still pissed down .

I brought that up as it came straight to mind when i read the opening of this article. It seems very ‘spirit of ’67’ ; all free love and ” give it to the man”. Naive in other words. OK it has a Greek root and that’s all nice and fancy. But so does Democracy. And we know how that little social experiment turned out.

Before the well – meaning list of suggestions are considered ( where to shop and who to support etc) you really need to ask three questions :

  • * Who are behind the need for us to restructure our daily lives ;
  • *How much power do they really have ;
  • *How far are they willing to go to impose their oppression on us.

I asked myself and came up with answers a long time ago.

1- NWO, comprised of bankers, oligarchs, financiers, ‘philanthropists’, scientists and eugenicists.

2- They have total power. They have power over the economies, health services and leisure.

3- They will go as far as they like and need to go. Your life holds no value to them and their shared psychosis eliminates any guilt that would otherwise arise after culling innocent people. They want us gone and those allowed to stay can be in bondage to them. A cocktail of electromagnetic waves , inserted nanochips, and medications will render whoever gets to stay, unaware of their own plight.

It doesn’t matter what we say or come up with. If it angers or irritates the nihilists they’ll put a stop to it. To assume we have the freedom to choose this ‘agorism‘, or any other way of existing, is to ignore that the whole point of the rebellion and that the reason behind the need for change is because that very freedom of choice was the first thing to be taken away. So it can’t work. It might as well discuss Utopia.

I suppose what I’m saying is that it’s no time for idealism. There’s a boot on the back of our collective neck right now. This is only the first stage. What do you think would prompt them to put some force behind that boot ? If they’re prepared to aim their weapons at 7 billion people and lie about why, they’ll stop at nothing.

Their history is littered with the maimed and dead. Now they have an army of technology with a very long reach and a very dark purpose. It’s taken hundreds of years to advance and it’s here now. 

When has any ‘technology’ that began it’s days in the labs of a Government that funded it’s research and development or intel agency been used for good ? 

The structure of tomorrow’s world is a rigidly constructed caste system from the top down. No vertical progression will be available. The capstone will be the ‘head office’ of Gates and those he’s working for. Below will be their Scientism cohorts ; below them, the observers and planners.

At the bottom will be the ‘useless eaters’ who ” bred too much and threatened the environment” and other bullshit narratives..

livingsb
livingsb
Jan 2, 2021 2:09 AM
Reply to  JuraCalling

Based on your assessment, we should all go out and hang ourselves. Movements that are authentic and come form the spirit/soul are well worth pursuing. Part of the NWO psy-op is that they control everything. They do not. If they did , many of us would be gone already and they’d have their little elite playground. The ideas in the article aren’t for everyone, but there are quite a few good resources to explore.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 4:10 PM
Reply to  livingsb

”Based on your assessment, we should all go out and hang ourselves. Movements that are authentic and come form the spirit/soul are well worth pursuing”

Yes, very mystical. In the meantime, the Scientism movement is waging war. What would you suggest, we all self isolate, meditate, eat some yoghurt and spin our chakras ? That will stop the global fascism and destruction of freedom and individual sovereignty will it. That will make those at the top confess the psyop and artificial virus and put the vaccines in the bin ? Or are we waiting for the God that we’ve been waiting for for thousands of years ?

livingsb
livingsb
Jan 2, 2021 5:22 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

No need for sarcasm. I never suggested doing any of those things, but they are a fair piece better than black pill moaning followed by shitting on anyone who is attempting change or who is not quite ready to throw in the towel – forgive us! Chin up! Go do something positive, get off the fucking computer.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 7:13 PM
Reply to  livingsb

very spiritual

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 2, 2021 4:16 PM
Reply to  livingsb

This is a recent change of strategy by the parasites. The previous one treated more human cattle as a benefit.

Kim Ken
Kim Ken
Jan 2, 2021 2:16 AM
Reply to  JuraCalling

AGREED!!! FULL STOP

Edith
Edith
Jan 2, 2021 5:22 AM
Reply to  JuraCalling

Welcome to the age of Aquarius that so many have been hoping for for so long…I always said careful what you wish for…

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 4:11 PM
Reply to  Edith

Is that the age of the end of humanity..or the beginning of the age of the hybrid man / robot..

livingsb
livingsb
Jan 2, 2021 5:27 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

Maybe it is the Age of the end of your doomsaying? Are you a plant by the elite’s to quash the spirit? Are you a gate keeper? For fuck’s sake , if you are going to paint everything with the same dark tint why bother commenting or reading?

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 7:11 PM
Reply to  livingsb

Or you could man up and look at reality.

For 12 months we’ve had almost complete lockdown, self isolation, businesses crashing, homes and jobs lost and the people causing it insist that it’s down to a virus.

The same people have made a vaccine or two to force on the population whether they want it or not. They feed us endless lies and statistics that they refuse to back up or let anyone else examine.

They pay doctors to lie and politicians to lie more. They have programmed the media to lie and induce as much fear into the public as possible.

They have spent decades telling us all that we need to ‘depopulate’ the planet.

But I’m an elite for seeing it and commenting. I’m ‘ a plant’ ( lol ). Aren’t your lot supposed to call everyone ”77th” or isn’t that ‘cool’ any more…

That’s right. I’m a gatekeeper. I even used ‘MK Ultra’ and an internet connection to give you your paranoia.

You stick to your ‘spiritual quest’ you mentioned elsewhere. Quote from it’s book of ‘for fuck’s sake’.

Fact Checker
Fact Checker
Jan 3, 2021 2:01 AM
Reply to  JuraCalling

Notice that the same ones always saying “stop the negativity” are the ones saying “give me solutions, damn you!”?

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 11:40 AM
Reply to  Fact Checker

““give me solutions, damn you!”

Indeed. Centuries of a shadowy, war-loving, famine-engineering Global Control Apparatus (it used to be the inter-married, trans-national, European Aristocracy, but things have gotten extremely complicated in the last two hundred years) oppressing the Masses and any commenter who points out this Ancient Dilemma, in any detail, is required to suggest the definitive solution (that no one’s managed to come up with before) in order to be taken “seriously”. Sounds reasonable, and not at all like a method for inhibiting forbidden discourse, to me. The irony being that when everyone (or nearly everyone) of The Masses finally wakes up to the reality of this Ancient Dilemma: that’s the solution.

When The Masses (including the ‘ordinary’ members of the Police/ Military) wake up, what’s left? About a million defenseless psychopaths vs 7 + billion of us.

You can see why Mind Control, and general relentless Deception (not to mention “population control”), are priorities for them. It is, literally, for TFIC, a matter of Life and Death.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 6, 2021 4:12 AM
Reply to  Fact Checker

And then getting swung by their pendulum mentality from ”nothing wrong with spiritual pursuits” to ” get guns and fight” or ”for fucksake”. It’s like getting jumped on by a one -man gang 😉

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig
Jan 2, 2021 11:03 AM
Reply to  JuraCalling

This was followed by a chorus of ”no rain-no-rain-no-rain” from the audience who were probably as stoned as he was and probably now all joined as one by their hands. It still pissed down .

Sounds like the Woodstock movie soundtrack:

Victor G.
Victor G.
Jan 2, 2021 2:51 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

Jura, I’d have to guess there’s a 40-year age difference between you and Mike Swatek; a good thing since callow youth will slough off your pessimism with a knowing smile.
But good on you to address the article and not tangential issues like so many commenters above.
I get the impression “Agorism” is for only the most vigorous senior citizens. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t risk aiding and abetting them. Go down shouting …

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 11:48 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

If I have to ‘go down’ I’ll take at least one of the ***ers with me 😉

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 3, 2021 11:54 AM
Reply to  Victor G.

comment pending

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 2, 2021 4:05 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

:- Power corrupts: we see this in the new interns as they rise.
:- If the money man or politician becomes powerful enough, he gets to join the bigtime mafia.
:- Cut down the interns politically before they rise too high.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Jan 2, 2021 4:13 PM
Reply to  mgeo

agreed..but nobody noticed the pattern and the history repeating itself..they had TV, movies and the internet..

Thiekbalj
Thiekbalj
Jan 2, 2021 4:21 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

Neil Young probably failed to make the rain stop because his handlers were doing early seed clouding experiments above the stage.

McGowans work on Laurel Canyon is mind bending.

http://centerforaninformedamerica.com/laurelcanyon/

Another similar perspective (more recent):

https://logosmedia.com/spiesinacademicclothing_mkultra

Thiekbalj
Thiekbalj
Jan 1, 2021 11:08 PM

Surprised at some of the reactions to this article. I read most of the comments here daily and there is a consistent (at least 1x a day) questioning of Off-G for not providing solutions, only dwelling in the darkness. This is the first article I can recall that gets into some real practical solutions. Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin etc yes I understand the objections there for sure…but salvaging productive alternatives in the midst of this slow burning societal collapse, in whatever ways we can is worth reading about and discussing. If TFIC want to control all as it seems to be, the suggestions here don’t need to be comprehensive or exhaustive it’s an article by someone with a perspective. Also I’ve been doing urban based edible landscaping/farming/community gardens for the last 10 years I can definitely say that homesteading wherever you are or however old is possible it takes interdependence and I think the author was emphasizing not ‘alt-right prepping’. I’ve worked with hundreds of people over 60 and they’re more than capable of handling their permaculture gardens. Inter generational cooperation is imperative. I do wish the author would’ve spoken to worker owned cooperatives as they are def a ‘solution’ (a la Mondragon).

Cal
Cal
Jan 2, 2021 12:21 AM
Reply to  Thiekbalj

This article is delusional. With every square inch of the earth’s surface mapped by satellites do you think those behind the Covid agenda, the 4th industrial revolution, the great reset etc.. are going to let a group of people escape their plan?

It is also impossible to live completely off grid. Even the Amish are forced to interact with the outside world

Cooperation is indeed the answer, but it would take millions to make a difference and the ruling class technocrats pushing the new world order wouldn’t tolerate that

Thiekbalj
Thiekbalj
Jan 2, 2021 1:08 AM
Reply to  Cal

Maybe I need to re-read but I don’t think author was suggesting everyone tries to live off grid. Agree that’s impossible for most. The message I got from this was try everything, try what you can, build an alternative economy with others where you’re at. Look up Mondragon; post WW2 poorest place on earth just about, a priest organized a cooperative discussion group they lived through Franco to become the largest autonomous cooperative business association (Most still worker owned). They didn’t go off grid but they did build counter power via a culture of solidarity and ALOT of practical, grounded ideas. See also Zapatistas. There are lots of models we just need to look and start acting where we can. I think that was his point. 🤷‍♂️

Thiekbalj
Thiekbalj
Jan 2, 2021 1:09 AM
Reply to  Thiekbalj
Judith
Judith
Jan 2, 2021 11:57 AM
Reply to  Thiekbalj

I agree, thiekbalj. I may not adopt or adapt to the life of agorism (?) but I love and support people embarking on whatever path they choose.

Is it delusional? Who knows. But there is no harm in trying. What is the alternataive? Well, we are living it. And it doesn’t look like it’s getting any peachier.

I applaud the spirit of alternative thinking and doing. It takes courage and thoughtfulness.

I say “go for it”.

Steven Augustine
Steven Augustine
Jan 2, 2021 11:15 AM
Reply to  Cal

I don’t agree with your “irritatingly happy” riff on Alison McDowell but your responses to this article are dead-on.

The most “successful” of these “off-the-grid” communities will merely end up being 21st-century Wacos (Branch Davidian ’90s reference, there):

WACO/BEGINNING FIRE

mgeo
mgeo
Jan 2, 2021 4:34 PM
Reply to  Thiekbalj

The leading approach to reducing one’s slavery is reducing needs; that ties in to the original agora. It requires reducing insecurities. As for the house, if it must be heated or cooled, keep it small in area and height, or make it sunken.

Marfanoi
Marfanoi
Jan 1, 2021 10:57 PM

Dream on dreamer.paz.

Reset the Diaboligarchy
Reset the Diaboligarchy
Jan 2, 2021 1:10 AM
Reply to  Marfanoi

Educate yourself here:  http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org

tony0pmoc
tony0pmoc
Jan 1, 2021 10:53 PM

What a wonderful essay “Always eat, shop and hire services at locally owned businesses,”

I do not agree with all of it, but I have not read and understand all of it yet – just most of it…so cos its New Year, I replied to my Ex(from 40 years ago) when she wished me Happy New Year. She was worried about me. Am I still alive? She is a lovely person, who has given up eating meat. She is still completely utterley beautiful and my wife and her get on really well when we occasionally meet at gigs and festivals – like very occasionally over 40 years..we now exchange photos of our Grandkids…

Many years ago when we were skint we booked this really cheap holiday and didn’t know where we were going ..except it was a Greek island. The bus dropped off my wife and i and our two kids – youngest 2 – outside this farmhouse and we asked where is the beach?

The Greek people who were quite old where extremely friendly and welcoming and invited us into their home. They understood a little English. We got on well. They loved our Children

One night she caught a hedgehog, and we had a hedgehog in our back garden at home in England.

She stuck it in a bucket of water and drowned it. She could see we didn’t approve, but the hedgehog was eating all the young leaves on her young vegetables she was growing. She needed all the vegetables to survive the coming winter.

No one else was going to feed her and her faimily.

Most of the world still lives like that.

If you travel and get way beyond the tourist zone- it is much the same all over the world, and always has been.

People are very friendly, and most of them grow their own food.

That’s what they need to survive the coming winter.

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Happy New Year,

Tony

Reset the Diaboligarchy
Reset the Diaboligarchy
Jan 2, 2021 1:10 AM
Reply to  tony0pmoc

Educate yourself here: 
thelastamericanvagabond.com

John Goss
John Goss
Jan 1, 2021 10:34 PM

I have been waiting for someone to start fleshing out the alternatives to this neo-fascist society we find ourselves in. To criticise Mike Swatek unduly for making an effort is disrespectful for someone who has gone out of his way to try to counter the state terrorism being imposed on us over coronavirus bullshit.

Last night Birmingham was swarming with task-force police breaking up traditional parties because Matt Hancock (who really should be in prison together with his entourage of so-called “advisors”, the prime minister and leader of the opposition – a lawyer for God’s sake) has passed the message down.

It is not a matter of how right or wrong Mike is. It is a matter that he has offered something by means of a potential solution and provided links for US readers. He should be praised. Because it is no good criticising him when you have no alternative solution. Much of what he writes is useful advice – shop locally – get together with like-minded people, work together towards a solution.

Having read the criticism I feel like shouting out “OK. What’s your solution?

Loverat
Loverat
Jan 1, 2021 11:28 PM
Reply to  John Goss

Exactly, this article provokes thought, offers solutions, offers debate.

Time for a minority of readers to catch up on the thinking that goes into these articles.

Judith
Judith
Jan 2, 2021 11:59 AM
Reply to  Loverat

Derek Broze of the Conscious Resistance has been talking about agorism for years. I’m pretty sure he initiated the Freedom Cell movement.

James Corbett has been writing about it for years also.

Cal
Cal
Jan 2, 2021 12:40 AM
Reply to  John Goss

How is neo-fascism resisted? The only solution is for unions to call mass general strikes, to oust the politicians and to resist the technocrats. A revolution. Highly unlikely, but India has shown mass unrest

Alexander Lukashenko said ‘No’ to the Covid Cabal, so the people would have to do the same if the political class won’t do it for them

Living fully off grid is not possible – it’s a pipe dream. And those who resist the tyranny are a threat to the technocrats’ agenda. Dissent won’t be tolerated. Shopping locally will have zero effect in the big scheme of things

Thom1111
Thom1111
Jan 2, 2021 1:32 AM