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The Masquerade

Edward Curtin

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“They didn’t act like people and they didn’t act like actors.  It’s hard to explain.”
JD Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, 1951

There’s a reason that Catcher in the Rye, published 70 years agohas become such an iconic book, praised and condemned in equal measure. It is because it is about lying, phoniness, acting, Hollywood, theater, plagiarism, and at its core, a society of liars. Actors in a masquerade willing to don masks and face other faces with the veiled glances of the defeated.

It is about the massive social confusion that entered American life in an intense way following World War II, a world of propaganda and performance. 

Although the book seems to be directed at adolescents, it is for adults, and while annoying many of them with its adolescent lingo, it cuts to the heart of our current life-the-movie society.  Adults have become kids, and Holden Caulfield knew that they would.  Or were.  Maybe he wanted it.  We now live in a society of costumed children, asking to be tricked.

“If you want to know the truth,” Holden keeps repeating, knowing that most people don’t, since they prefer the Show.

It is also a fall book with echoes of falling leaves in a dying land.

Football and war, Halloween and all souls drifting down in the crepuscular light of late October and the coming November remembrance of Veteran’s Day, once called Armistice Day, when the mad slow action film of WW I, the war to end all wars with millions dead in rat-infested trenches, is commemorated, as if anything has changed and such memories are not secret celebrations of the heroic sacrifices the gullible make for their masters.  War is a racket; the ultimate racket.

Liam Clancy reminds us of this truth regarding the “Great” War and all the others that have followed. Millions of deaths brought on by lying government bastards.  Actors in the mass masquerade.

But it goes deeper than lying leaders. For lying is the leading cause of living death in the USA, and the pharmaceutical companies have no prescription for it.  If they did, and if they cared, which they don’t, they would have manufactured such a drug long ago. It would have killed them of course, but since their business is profits not suicide, they don their masks of solicitude and bank the spoils, while producing poison to shoot people with.

The great English writer, DH Lawrence, warned us long ago to not let the living-dead eat us up. Yet we are still being devoured by a refusal that knows no name since it is not just them but us – victims and executioners, both in a mutual deadly game.

Death is a big hit, as everyone knows. It fascinates far more than does life. One glance at the mass media will confirm that. Fear, death, and disaster are the daily menu, interspersed with kitsch uplift. Propaganda feeds on it. Up down all around spin that wheel and rattle your brains.

But the ghosts of fall remind us to beware of this necrophilia.  The dead return and wander among us, masked children wandering through the streets looking for handouts. Adults laughing those tight grim laughs. How cute!

Nietzsche said that “all things are entangled, ensnared, and enamored.”  I find this especially true during the autumnal season, especially the Halloween weekend of ghosts, death, and masks. 

It is enchanting and disturbing if you give it thought.  Its symbolism explains the Covid propaganda and panic more than a thousand factual articles. It explains the warfare state and adults’ refusal to defiantly oppose it.  It explains the nihilistic underpinning of society and children’s fears and wishes to use a magic wand to change the world to one that celebrates life not death.

That is the true treat that their unconscious playacting requests.  But the candy the adults give them conceals the poison the adults can’t face. The poison that they have ingested.

I think of how all persons are, by definition, masked, the word person being derived from the Latin, persona, meaning mask.  Another Latin word, larva, occurs to me, it too meaning mask, ghost, or evil spirit. The living masks light up for me as I think of ghosts, the dead, all the souls and spirits circulating through our days, swirling like dead leaves in the wind.

While etymology might seem arcane, I think it offers us a portal into our lives, not just personally, but politically and culturally as well. Word usage is at the heart of linguistic mind control, and we are in a world where the minders of the public’s mind have become adept at fashioning language to their devious ends. 

Orwell predicted this in Nineteen Eighty-Four with his explanation of Newsspeak:

The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible.  It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought – that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc – should be literally unthinkable, at least as far as thought is dependent on words.

A quick check of the latest dictionary updates will corroborate Orwell’s point about the future dictionary when Newspeak has been fully established, the meaning of words will be so changed that anything can mean anything, even its opposite.

Shakespeare, the ultimate wordsmith, was right, of course, to tell us that “all the world’s a stage,” though I would disagree with the bard that we are “merely” players.  It does often seem that way, but seeming is the essence of the actor’s show and tell. 

But who are we behind the masks?  Who is it uttering those words coming through the masks’ mouth holes (the per-sona: Latin, to sound through)?

Halloween. The children play at scaring and being scared. Death walks among them and they scream with glee. The play is on. The grim reaper walks up and down the street. Treats greet them. The costumes are ingenious; the masks, wild.  It’s all great fun, the candy sweet.  So what’s the trick?  When does the performance end?

As Halloween ends, the saints come marching in followed by all the souls. The Days of the Dead. Spirits. Ghosts walk the streets. Dead leaves fall. The dead are everywhere, swirling through the air, drifting. We are surrounded by them. We are them. Until.

Until when?  Perhaps not until we dead awaken and see through the charade of social life and realize the masked performers are not just the deadly politicians and celebrities, not only the professional actors and the corporate media performers, but us.

And while these days of the dead and children’s games can bring us to wonder whether we act like people or actors – “even if it’s hard to explain” – whether behind the double masks we realize we can be genuine actors if we go deep enough, the celebration of Veterans/Armistice/Remembrance Day a few days later should emphatically remind us of the Masters of War and the need to see through their masks, as Bob Dylan tells us.  The evil performers who “play with my world like it’s your little toy” with their endless lies.

Norman O. Brown so well describes our stage set:

Ancestral voices prophesying war; ancestral spirits in the danse macabre or war dance; Valhalla, ghostly warriors who kill each other and are reborn to fight again.  All warfare is ghostly, every army an exercitus feralis (army of ghosts), every soldier a living corpse.

It seems to me that Albert Camus was right, and that we should aspire to be neither victims nor executioners.  To do so will take a serious reevaluation of the roles we play in the ongoing national tragedy of lie piled upon lie in aggressive wars around the world and in election farces that perpetuate them.

The leading actors we elect are our responsibility.  We produce and maintain them.  They are our mirror images; we are theirs.  It is the danse macabre, a last tango in the land of bad actors, our two-faced show. 

This masquerade ball that passes for political reality is infiltrated by the ghosts of all those victims we have murdered around the wide world.  We may choose not to see them, but they are lurking in the shadowy corners.  And they will haunt us until we make amends.

“Do you not know there comes a midnight hour when everyone has to throw off his mask?” warned Kierkegaard.  “Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?  Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight in order to avoid this?  Or are you not terrified by it?”

“Whenever I take up a newspaper,” Ibsen added, “I seem to see ghosts gliding between the lines. There must be ghosts all the country over, as thick as the sands of the sea. And then we are, one and all, so pitifully afraid of the light.”

Yet the children and the eloquent voices of the genuine actors I have so liberally quoted here remind us of what is possible if we chase the light and stop the masquerade.

That would be cause for a real holiday celebration.

Edward Curtin is an independent writer whose work has appeared widely over many years. His website is edwardcurtin.com and his new book is Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies.

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Sam - Admin2
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Sam - Admin2
Nov 4, 2021 9:01 PM

There is now an audio version of the piece, available at the head of the article.

Robin Ashe-Roy
Robin Ashe-Roy
Nov 10, 2021 9:24 PM

A joy to read such an insightful well-cited analogy.

Ravenpaw
Ravenpaw
Nov 3, 2021 4:41 AM

Bring back the votes, makes it easier to wade through the controlled ops bots

Ort
Ort
Nov 3, 2021 7:05 PM
Reply to  Ravenpaw

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plasos
plasos
Nov 1, 2021 9:32 PM

OffG just a suggestion.. can you change the letter font in those quotes?? I can’t read it.. its even worse in phones.. thanks

Ort
Ort
Nov 2, 2021 7:06 PM
Reply to  plasos

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Yeah, that font is horrible– it’s like somebody turned up the “italicize” amplifier to 11.

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Nov 1, 2021 9:32 PM
Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 8:04 PM

They are really winding the clogs of climate change,All the eugenic vampires are out.Boris,Richard Attenborough,The queen and the rest of the global mass murderers.

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Nov 1, 2021 5:19 PM

There is the other line of thought.. that Catcher In The Rye was a work of mind control.

I love our current time because people deny MK Ultra as conspiracy theory while societal-scale hypnotism is on full display.

Should the book be condemned: no. But celebrated?

The evidence is strong that the CIA — directly, not as some waffle word for “them” — set up journalism schools and the MFA writing academies. CITR predated that but could have been a dry run.

Very many beloved writers are compromised. Even my favourite, Graham Greene, being a descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson and brother of the director general of the BBC… and you ask for proof?

The mechanism says anyone who questions Da Syztem is a Kook. Anyone who affirms it is a Skeptic of the Mick West, Michael Shermer variety. I defer…

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 6:41 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

And if novels are one area for mind control exploitation then TV is a more potent one.
 
I just caught an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called “We’ll Always Have Paris” in which Captain Picard gets a message involving a former flame (like James T, he seemed to have them peppering the galaxy) – a woman he abandoned in Paris 22 years earlier. He goes to the Holodeck (a chamber which can create virtual realities) and gives precise instructions for the time and place. He then walks into an exact simulation of Paris from 22 years previously and even meets his former love. And there is the ultimate cyber power fantasy: a computer with so much information that it can generate an exact simulacrum of any point in the past even down to the people present. 
 
But then Star Trek TNG must be a contender for the most synthetic looking show ever – in which there is hardly any presentation of a credible earthlike environment and where all the characters are pathologically neat and well-groomed wearing petit body clutching uniforms. And the vocal delivery is always so hypnotically calming, it could be uttered by robots.
 
I am not necessarily saying that TNG was conceived as some kind of brain washing exercise – only that its appearance and themes reflect that soulless “machine mind” so prevalent in the ruling class.

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 7:29 PM
Reply to  George Mc

👍

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Nov 1, 2021 9:53 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

“There is the other line of thought.. that Catcher In The Rye was a work of mind control.”

No one who ever makes this ridiculous assertion even begins to explain the reasoning behind it. This is because there is no reasoning behind it.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 10:39 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Some of MC’s comments are a bit “out there” but I’m open to all sorts of speculation if I can sift through it and pick up the stuff that seems to offer insight.
 
The Catcher in The Rye is one of those school assigned books which was never assigned to me. And I have a strong aversion to reading it since I get the feeling it was a “right on groovy fuck you” kinda book which the teachers picked because they thought it a way of ingratiating themselves with us presumed right on groovy young fuckers.
 
Similarly there was Cider With Rosie which I did get assigned and which I had the same feeling about: the teachers thought that us groovy young fuckers would be obsessed with sex so they give us a book about some young guy trying to get his arse etc. The fact that we did indeed think about sex almost exclusively didn’t change the fact that I still resented these educational directors patronising me.
 
Oh the horrors of school assigned books! A Town Like Alice, Mistress Masham’s Repose (don’t ask!), the interminable Shakespeare etc. Yeah some of those might be great. The trouble is that anything you get at school seems like shite simply because you get it at school.
 
One vaguely happy memory I have is that an English teacher wrote up a list of about twenty books and he wanted us to read as many as we could. Being a compulsive reader, I’d already read seven of them. So that class was easy to “bluff”!

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Nov 2, 2021 12:37 AM
Reply to  George Mc

“The Catcher in The Rye is one of those school assigned books which was never assigned to me. And I have a strong aversion to reading it since I get the feeling it was a “right on groovy fuck you” kinda book…”

So you never read it, and yet you feel compelled to volunteer an opinion on it. C’mon man, stop wasting my time and your own.

Never looked at that Ulysses meself. Some thick Mick acting all intellectual, spare me it.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 2, 2021 8:06 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

I heard enough quotes from it and read enough about it to know what it was supposed to mean.

It was originally intended for adults but is often read by adolescents for its themes of angst, alienation, and as a critique on superficiality in society.

So says Wiki and that’s the impression I had. So that would explain why it’s such a big hit with the teachers. But I hated being pigeon holed even in my hatred of being pigeon holed.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Nov 2, 2021 12:42 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Wiki! Seriously, George? Now there’s a genuine organ of mass mind control, a global influencing-machine operated by a team of anonymous spooks.

Personally I’ll stick with Salinger’s book itself rather than Wiki’s anodyne, clichéd, interest-killing, one-line Cole’s Notes summary of it for teachers-in-a-hurry and reluctant readers.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 2, 2021 4:08 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Well it may be one of those books damned by being a “set book” and certain topics become turgid simply by being taught at school. No, I think that applies to all topics:

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Nov 2, 2021 4:58 PM
Reply to  George Mc

No doubt I was lucky never to have had Salinger ‘set’ for me. I found Catcher in the Rye myself and read it freely and with delight at the age of 14 and several times more in adulthood. It’s not “written for children” any more than Alan Garner’s work is.

Samuel Beckett, not an easy man to please, praised CITR repeatedly when it came out in 1951, by which time he was in his mid-forties.

If your teachers put you off Catcher for life, take a look at Franny and Zooey, or at Raise High The Roofbeams, Carpenter. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Ort
Ort
Nov 2, 2021 7:07 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

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George Mc
George Mc
Nov 2, 2021 8:40 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

It’s the old story. If you want to defeat your enemy sing his praises. It’s sad when something rare and precious becomes a “thing”.  

For example: Tolkien. Well, I wouldn’t claim too much for him. Terry Pratchett nailed it: (paraphrasing): “If you don’t think Tolkien’s the best writer in the world when you’re 14 then there’s something wrong with you. If you still think that when you’re 50 then there’s really something wrong with you!”  

But I recall, when I was about 8, starting The Hobbit and only reading half (because I found it too scary – ah hallowed childhood!) But a friend told me in hushed tones about the sequel Lord of the Rings. So when I got round to that (at 14!), it didn’t seem so well known – so it felt like it was mine! Now of course, it’s a thundering juggernaut and so many hate it because it gets shoved down their throat.  

Ditto Lovecraft, once an alluringly sinister character who is now a grinding industry and his “eldritch” creations are cuddly toys!

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 3, 2021 9:55 PM
Reply to  George Mc

If you thought The Lord of the Rings was a slog, you probably didn’t try Silmarillion…. 😀

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Nov 2, 2021 12:25 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

I was of course joking about Ulysses. It’s a great book, funny and humane.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 2, 2021 4:10 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

And Finnegan?

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Nov 2, 2021 4:36 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Life is too short. Or at least mine is.

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 3:56 PM

I am not afraid of death I am afraid of life.

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 1, 2021 5:34 PM
Reply to  Annie

My perspective is to try to love both, since they are as natural as anything could be.
I see a hint of this in Mozart’s beautiful words on death:

“As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death’s image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling, and I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity… of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness. I never lie down at night without reflecting that —- young as I am (he was 31) — I may not live to see another day. Yet no one of all my acquaintances could say that in company I am morose or disgruntled.”

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 5:40 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Thankyou

martin
martin
Nov 2, 2021 6:25 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Or perhaps it was a fake death he was contemplating…Miles Mathis on this was amusing… I particularly liked how he kept adding to his oeuvre over a long and productive life, being his own curator.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Nov 2, 2021 8:00 AM
Reply to  martin

Faking your death doesn’t mean you never actually die. It’s not a gateway to immortality 😉

I’m curious why Mathis seems to think the only famous person who actually died in the past 500 years is Paul McCartney – who is still alive 🤷‍♀️

martin
martin
Nov 2, 2021 1:27 PM

Maybe you need to once you get to 110 on harvested organs and child blood…hard to explain 120 candles on the cake…

Human identity is mostly paperwork. A fake death is not for the common man but may well be a convenience for the rich. We are getting used to the idea now that we know nothing at all about the upper strata, or history, or about very much else for sure come to that.

A big question is are there powerful people that we do not even know? It is not in their interest to be known. They are anonymous to the general public.

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 3, 2021 9:57 PM
Reply to  martin

I believe the richest fuckers out there are not named anywhere.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 10:44 PM
Reply to  Annie

Dunkel ist das Leben, ist der Tod.
(Dark is life, dark is death!)

From Das Lied von Der Erde
Music by Gustav Mahler

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 3:50 PM

I read a gravestone once it said do not be afraid of me for once I walked amongst you I laughed danced I was and will be.

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 3:38 PM

Don’t you just want to pick people up and shake them?!Wake up.

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 1, 2021 5:41 PM
Reply to  Annie

I remember in the old days our primary school teachers used to do just that.
Totally banned today, of course.

Well, at least they picked us up and shook us – it’s debatable whether we all woke up…
🙂

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 6:40 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I remember that shoulders back man up I’ll give you something to cry about.😬

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Nov 1, 2021 2:55 PM

https://twitter.com/ArmyofShadows2/status/1454884882463793152

@ArmyofShadows2
Incoming. What is happening in the state of Victoria in Oz will be happening in the UK at some point in the future. Don’t look away. Get ready. To all the British exceptionalists; it CAN and WILL happen here.

Dan Andrews, the Governor of the state of Victoria in Australia, is now freezing some people’s bank accounts, so they can’t buy or sell until they submit to the COVID [email protected]×

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Nov 1, 2021 2:02 PM

Mr Curtin strips off the masks in “The Masquerade”. This was one of the most eloquent and profound articles I’ve read in many months. It brings to mind Loreena McKennitt’s wonderful song “Marrakesh Night Market”. A song that has echoed in my mind for over two decades. >

Marrakesh Night Market – YouTube

They’re gathered in circles
The lamps light their faces
The crescent moon rocks in the sky
The poets of drumming
Keep heartbeats suspended
The smoke swirls up and then it dies

Would you like my mask?
Would you like my mirror?
Cries the man in the shadowing hood
You can look at yourself
You can look at each other
Or you can look at the face of your god

The stories are woven
And fortunes are told
The truth is measured by the weight of your gold
The magic lies scattered
On rugs on the ground
Faith is conjured in the night market’s sound

Would you like my mask?
Would you like my mirror?
Cries the man in the shadowing hood
You can look at yourself
You can look at each other
Or you can look at the face of your god

The lessons are written
On parchments of paper
They’re carried by horse from the river Nile
Says the shadowy voice
In the firelight, the cobra
Is casting the flame a winsome smile

Would you like my mask?
Would you like my mirror?
Cries the man in the shadowing hood
You can look at yourself
You can look at each other
Or you can look at the face of your god

Released: 03-22-1994

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 1:29 PM

Here’s the thing: we could just chunter along fairly OK for as long as we had that consumer society and jobs which, though shit mostly, were bearable and left time to vegetate before the latest designated “happenings.
 
Also bear in mind that folks need to fit in somewhere. They need a story, a point of view, a paradigm that makes them feel they have a place and a meaning. Pre-covid, Daddy Media always provided them with it – and it’s been of a piece really. Here we are passive consumers of pop culture bitching over bullshit.  And here’s a radical idea: those bitching about the latest pop bands and those delivering polysyllabic academic articles to fuel a feud between the latest “isms” are pretty much the same deep down – both groups are products of this affluent society. Both are bitching about stuff that doesn’t really matter!
 
Add on the sad indictment on humanity, though logical enough, that as long as you’re doing alright then you can find excuses for whatever might seem a bit “off” in the world and you have a recipe for happiness that could last till Douglas Adams’s galaxial restaurant.
 
But this little pastoral for some in the great ongoing tragedy of human history is coming to a close. Is it any wonder that so many are wilfully blinding themselves to the actual situation and are happy to accept any cover story the media churn out and which, though increasingly grim, at least still gives the old illusion that somebody up there cares for them?

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 12:53 PM

I link to this only to show up a technique which, though admittedly already familiar, is bound to become more prevalent shortly:
 
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/11/01/demo-n01.html
 
It appears to be an extensive article on anti-vax protests but nowhere does it give any genuine insight to the anti-vax or, more precisely, anti-covid point of view. Instead the article is given over voluminously to allegations of links to Right Wing organisations and a rollcall of who hasn’t been vaccinated – the latter given on the obvious assumption that we will be horrified. But is it remarkable that an anti-vax protest is supported by people who haven’t been vaccinated?
 
Then there is the customary call for working class solidarity – only it seems to be getting more and more nebulous who this class is and what they are supposed to do. They are supposed to “stand for the defense of science” and “develop their own independent political program, based on science and scientific truth, for the saving of lives and the elimination of the pandemic”. (Note once again the weighting of the dice there. “Scientific truth” is inextricably bound to the covid narrative.)
 
But the question remains: what can this “working class” actually do in a world assumed to be infested with a virus that demands everyone remain apart, that everyone masks up, and – most tellingly – that, even when vaccinated, the lockdowns must continue:
 
“… the WSWS opposes the claims of the political and media establishment that vaccines by themselves are sufficient to contain the virus and obviate the need for extensive public health measures, such as lockdowns …”
 
In amongst this is a reference to someone who holds “the belief that the earth is flat” and we also read about “a viciously anti-vaccine organization”! What does it mean to be viciously anti-vax?
 
But perhaps the title of the article is a taste of things to come?:
 
“Latest barrage of anti-vaccine protests in New York City aimed at building a far-right movement”
 
Well future propaganda rhetoric has been implicitly announced: All anti-vax protest movements are to be taken as an indication of an increasingly active “Right Wing”.

Jacques
Jacques
Nov 1, 2021 11:11 AM

In a world where the general populace has patently been turned into a herd of epsilon semi-morons, where traditional parenthood is increasingly under fire from the transgender lunacy, and where chemistry aims at replacing nature in every aspect of our life, one cannot help but wonder why Huxley’s dystopian Brave New World isn’t getting half the attention of Orwell’s 1984.

Lozzer
Lozzer
Nov 1, 2021 12:10 PM
Reply to  Jacques

+ 1

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 1, 2021 10:46 AM

Many indigenous people have predicted that the “civilised” world will be haunted and ultimately brought down by the ghosts of all those that it murdered.
Further, the Mayans and others believe that technological innovation is gifted to humans by spirits which must be acknowledged and honoured. When this doesn’t happen, they also haunt and curse the human communities for their lack of gratitude. This is why the Mayans did not invent the wheel and abandoned their urban civilisation and returned to the jungles before the invading trash from Europe arrived.
And this is why depression brought on by a lack of meaning and the rest of the spiritual disease that is eating away at a rotten culture are so prevalent.

Mario
Mario
Nov 1, 2021 2:54 PM
Reply to  Viridis

destruction by imperialists is real.
depression is real.
lack of meaning is real.
the spiritual disease is real.
the rotten culture is real.

sorry, the ghosts of the murdered will not come back to haunt the muderers. they never did except in ghost stories.

let this sink in: Karma has been used deliberately promoted by the imperialists to lull entire populations into submission, making them believe the wrong will fix itself. The wrong never fixed itself voluntarily, and never will, and mysterious ghosts are not coming to our aid to liberate us or restore our dignity.

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 3, 2021 10:03 PM
Reply to  Mario

The ghosts they were talking about ARE depression and the rest. Their concept of “ghosts” is a bit more real than ours. Restoring dignity or aiding is not the ghosts’ business.
The Mayans were not talking about karma, which is an Indian (as in India) concept.

Ian
Ian
Nov 1, 2021 10:18 AM

Anyone wanting to know who the actors are and who is behind the acting should read Miles Mathis. (Type in his name into your search engine and you will find him.) He should be required reading for anyone wanting to understand the present and “history”. If what he has to say is too incredible for you to believe, just look around you at those promoting The Great Covid Charade!

Orthus
Orthus
Nov 1, 2021 12:25 PM
Reply to  Ian

Mmmm?

Mathis is best known for his outlandish and often ridiculous theories. For instance, that π (pi) is actually equal to 4, with the caveat that it be a “kinematic situation”;[2] however, not one single reputable scientist agrees with this far-fetched nonsense. Mathis thinks that standard mathematical derivatives are incorrect — overturning almost all math and science, ever. He has also invented a charge field theory which, like all of his other myriad theories, has yet to pass the scrutiny of a basic peer review.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Miles_Mathis

Ian
Ian
Nov 1, 2021 12:51 PM
Reply to  Orthus

Have you read any of his “outlandish and often ridiculous theories”, or are you just going with a “tried and trusted fact-checker”? To be honest I am not in a position to give a considered opinion on his scientific stuff, but I think that his take on history is worth a read. Even if the “fact-checkers” disagree with his ideas on math, and even if they are correct, it does not invalidate all of his ideas. Also, as we know, the role of fact-checkers is not to check facts, but to discredit them when they do not align with “the narrative”.

Paul _too
Paul _too
Nov 1, 2021 1:25 PM
Reply to  Ian

+1

Unbelievable people still go to a known propaganda source in search of “The Truth™”

No mention of Mike Yeadon or John Ioannidis. Loads on how right Fauci was about everything he ever said or did.
Well, what a surprise….

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 3:03 PM
Reply to  Orthus

Good old Rationalwiki! You can always depend on them … to shovel shite. Here’s what they say about “covid denialism”:
 
On the topic of the 99%survival rate, this is brought to us through the figure of designated punching bag Donald Trump and is “refuted” thus:
 
“”Totally harmless” is meaningless in terms of science, but even disregarding that, Trump’s estimate is extremely inaccurate.”
 
Note: “Trump’s estimate”
 
“If this were referring to asymptomatic cases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 35 percent of cases are asymptomatic, but that statistic alone must be viewed in the context that people without coronavirus symptoms can still spread the virus to others who could face different outcomes.”
 
Well lots of things “can” and “could” happen.
 
But catch a load of this belter:
 
“Additionally, just because someone doesn’t experience symptoms right away (or even at all), doesn’t necessarily mean that they are in good health.”
 
Well pardon my prehistoric superstitious mind, but I would have thought that not experiencing symptoms at all is the definition of good health!
 
The Comorbidities “fallacy” is exorcized thus:
 
“In April 2020, Fox News host Tucker Carlson attributed a sudden drop in pneumonia deaths to the CDC classifying such deaths as being from coronavirus. … Carlson’s interpretation is premature, because mortality data can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to be finalized.”
 
OK it’s premature. But does that mean it will be – or has been – refuted?
 
“Also, the lack of testing makes a stronger case that coronavirus deaths are being under-counted”.
 
Really? How so?
 
Incidentally, it’s interesting on following the oceanic links how often you come up against pages that simply state “facts” that are meant to be taken at face value. For example (from healthline):
 
“Some epidemiologists also think that recurring waves of SARS-CoV-2 infection could last into 2022Trusted Source. This will require some form of physical distancing to control future outbreaks.”
 
And after the “2022” there is a little tick indicating “Trusted Source”! Well I’m glad you told me that! The source by the way is an encyclopaedic page containing more formulae than Einstein wrote in his entire life!

Tom
Tom
Nov 1, 2021 7:59 PM
Reply to  Orthus

Actually, Pi is indeed equal to 4 in so-called “taxicab geometry”. Any geometry relies on a rule-set determining how objects are constructed and what theorems come out true etc. If Mr Mathis argues Pi=4 in “kinematic situations” this means he thinks this is proper for physics, for mechanics, bodies in motion. It may be wrong, but not very weird. First, a “taxicab circle” is empirically indistinguishable from the one we learned about in school. Second, look at all the other non-euclidean geometry in “consensus” modern physics!

Viridis
Viridis
Nov 3, 2021 10:06 PM
Reply to  Orthus

“Rational Wiki” is not your friend.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Nov 1, 2021 3:32 PM
Reply to  Ian

Miles reckons that Q was created to ‘parallel’ him, cos ‘they’ knew they couldn’t win against him, but could against Q.

http://mileswmathis.com/lafrance.pdf

Those writings of his that I’ve read and can understand, I like.

http://mileswmathis.com/index.html

walter hewitt
walter hewitt
Nov 1, 2021 7:14 PM

I’ve been well entertained, often gobsmacked, by this site for the last couple of months. ‘His’ writing style is direct and often hilarious, the sweep of his interests, depth of research and the impressive regular output, often daily, is certainly interesting and certainly suspicious!

MaryLS
MaryLS
Nov 2, 2021 3:55 AM
Reply to  walter hewitt

He is also a wonderful artist.

Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones
Nov 1, 2021 8:37 AM

We have seen that the word for “mask” in Latin is “larva” or “ghost”.

That the word “larva” also denotes the disguise of a person who wants to hide his evil plans.

And that “Larva”, a term coined by Linnaeus himself, is also a stage of development in insects.

A Caterpillar is a larva, this stage “masks” the butterfly “plan” nested within it.

A Parasitoid wasp larva “masks” the wasp “plan” nested within it.

The Parasitoid wasp “masks” the hyper-parasitic virus “plan” nested within it.

Masks behind masks, false faces behind false faces. This is how the Syndicate operates.

Mimicry and masquerade are actual scientific terms for deceptive strategies employed by species for predation, evasion of predation, or for parasitism. The resemblance of the parasite to cues of an object of no interest to the host – leaves, sticks, stones etc or the resemblance of the parasite to features of the host in order to evade defences.

The supra-national entity run by sociopaths and psychopaths which wear masks behind masks to conceal their lack of empathy decreed that the public should also wear actual masks, to conceal their actual empathy for their fellows.

There seems to be a ritual component to this.

Masks are often used in ritual to ward away evil spirits. Sometimes the masks are worn to transform the identity to that of the being represented by the mask. Other times the masks themselves represent the diseases that cause the sickness.

Covid mask wearing is an imposed ritual of compliance intended to wear away at empathy and autonomy.

What do Covid masks represent?

Faceless doctors

People have been tricked and coerced on mass to wear masks that they are led to believe will ward away an evil spirit. In fact, they are having their identity assimilated into that of an institution that has itself been corrupted and co-opted by a nefarious entity. 

These masks represent the real plague that has contributed to the deaths and disruption to society, the fear, and the relinquishing of free will on an unprecedented scale.

Go ask Alice
I think she’ll know
https://bakerstreetrising.home.blog/2021/10/19/covax-through-the-looking-glass-part-9/

Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones
Nov 1, 2021 8:43 AM
Reply to  Dylan Jones

Once the Covid mask zombies were in thrall, the pharmaceutical witch doctors brought out their bad medicine – the gene-editing drugs, themselves guised as vaccines – the supreme Bait & Switch.

And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you’re going to fall
https://bakerstreetrising.home.blog/2021/02/15/covax-through-the-looking-glass-part-4/

Molecular mimicry is a strategy employed by parasites that express proteins, or mRNA molecules that induce the expression of such proteins, that resemble host proteins in order to facilitate immune evasion. The immune molecules with the specificity to react with the parasite also cross-react with the host’s own proteins. Molecular mimicry is partly the reason why the immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells and tissues – autoimmunity. The similarities between the amino acid sequences of proteins of a parasitic virus and human proteins confuses the immune system, causing it to attack its own cells, tissues and organs, continuing even after the true viral-infected cells have been destroyed.

The particular virus which produces this mRNA and resultant protein is the Deep State Hyper-Parasite. Just as the parasitoid wasps inject viral mRNAs that compel the caterpillar to express proteins that modify the host’s defences, physiology and behaviour, now the Pharmaceutical parasitoids are injecting actual viral mRNAs that compel unwitting dupes to express proteins that modify the host’s defences, physiology and behaviour.

Call Alice
When she was just small
https://bakerstreetrising.home.blog/2021/06/07/covax-through-the-looking-glass-part-6/

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Nov 1, 2021 9:18 AM
Reply to  Dylan Jones
Viridis
Viridis
Nov 1, 2021 10:48 AM
Reply to  Dylan Jones

Indeed this is an insect plague, more so than the reptilian type. Hive mind, drones, etc.

Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones
Nov 1, 2021 8:34 AM

In ancient Ireland, during the last night of the year – Samhain, where our modern version of Halloween originates from, kings rested uneasy on their thrones. This is because they knew that at these liminal times, society stood on its head and the ruler’s contract with his people came under review.

Strange figures stalked the land grotesquely guised as ghosts and animals…

 “lower class people might gather at night, put themselves under the protection of some proletarian goddess, and attack the king’s house”.

The Ritual Killing of the Irish Kings by CG Dalton

This was usually a mock attack but if they were dissatisfied with their ruler, this “masquerade of the plebs” became very real. The masqueraiders might seize the palace and put the king to a ritual death. Several kings died in the flames of their own homes.

Rulers could prevent this grisly fate by abdicating after a fixed term such as seven years. In a bid to retain power, many adapted to this proto-democracy in action, by delegating mock-kings to die in their stead as scapegoats:

 “Cormac, foreseeing his death, dressed his court fool in his royal robes to die in his place.”

It is likely that this pattern reveals, more or less, the original template for monarchies everywhere and has echoes even today in our modern oligarchies that pass for democracies.

As these oligarchic powers behind thrones took control, they retained the use of “mock-kings”. These puppets fulfilled their role as useful fools until their “usefoolness” ended.

Today mock-kings are pitted against other potential mock-kings in a mock contest that today we call “demockracy.”

MasqueRAID of the Deep State
https://bakerstreetrising.home.blog/2020/10/31/masqueraid-of-the-deep-state/

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 8:32 AM

I’ve figured out why the covidians are becoming more aggressive. No matter how terrified they were of the pantomime pandemic, they are even more terrified of the possibility that it’s a fraud. And the existence of covid rejection utterly infuriates them. It’s a duel issue. On the surface, they are enraged that the dissenters are “endangering” everyone. But underneath there is a sneaking suspicion that the dissenters are right. The very fact that not everyone is watching the covid show is enough to disgust the believers. More to the point, as the show trundles on, even these believers start to experience a curios and unpleasant sensation in their skulls. There is an itching and it’s spreading. It’s the beginning of doubt, the beginning of critical thought. And they hate it!
 
All of which reminds me of Carl Jung’s most colourful dream:
 
“One fine summer day I came out of school at noon and went to the cathedral square. The sky was blue, the day one of radiant sunshine. The roof of the cathedral glittered, the sun sparkling from the new, brightly glazed tiles. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the sight, and thought: “The world is beautiful and the church is beautiful, and God made all this and sits above it far away in the blue sky on a golden throne and…” Here came a great hole in my thoughts, and a choking sensation. I felt numbed, and knew only: “Don’t go on thinking now! Something terrible is coming, something I dare not even approach.”
 
That was easier said than done. On my long walk home I tried to think all sorts of other things, but found my thoughts returning again and again to the beautiful cathedral which I loved so much, and to God sitting on the throne — and then my thoughts would fly off again as if they had received a powerful electric shock. I kept repeating to myself: “Don’t think of it, just don’t think of it.” I reached home in a pretty worked-up state. My mother noticed that something was wrong and asked, “What is the matter with you? Has something happened at school?” I was able to assure her, without lying, that nothing had happened at school.
 

 
That night I slept badly; again and again the forbidden thought… which I did not yet know, tried to break out, and I struggled desperately to fend it off! The next two days were sheer torture, and my mother was convinced that I was ill. But I resisted the temptation to confess, aided by the thought that it would cause my parents intense sorrow.
 
On the third night, however, the torment became so unbearable that I no longer knew what to do. I awoke from a restless sleep just in time to catch myself thinking again about the cathedral and God. I almost continued the thought! I felt my resistance weakening. Sweating with fear, I sat up in bed to shake off sleep. “Now it is coming, now it’s serious! I must think”
 

I gathered all my courage, as though I were about to leap forthwith into hell-fire, and let the thought come. I saw before me the cathedral, the blue sky. God sits on His golden throne, high above the world – and from under the throne an enormous turd falls upon the sparkling new roof, shatters it, and breaks the walls of the cathedral asunder.

So that was it! I felt an enormous, an indescribable relief. Instead of the expected damnation, grace had come upon me, and with it an unutterable bliss such as I had never known. I wept for happiness and gratitude. The wisdom and goodness of God had been revealed to me now that I had yielded ‘to His inexorable command. It was as though I had experienced an illumination. A great many things I had not previously understood became clear to me.”
 

DavidW
DavidW
Nov 1, 2021 5:10 PM
Reply to  George Mc

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
— Thomas A. Edison

“If people think you make them think, they’ll love you – if you really make them think, they’ll hate you…” (Don Marquis).

MBJ
MBJ
Nov 1, 2021 8:18 AM

Halloween. Masks. Trick or treat. Climate conference. Masks. Trick and deceit.

JustANumbersGuy
JustANumbersGuy
Nov 1, 2021 7:39 AM

Speaking of masquerades…..

You can really tell the pivot from “covid crisis” (cc=33) to “climate crisis” (cc=33) is well underway when that inbred turd of a being Ponce Charles says a “war-like footing” is required to tackle the climate crisis.

So dense they even use the same script

ImpObs
ImpObs
Nov 1, 2021 7:51 AM

“war-like footing” is required to justify the £10 Billion his family gets from offshore windfarm ground rent more like!

DavidF
DavidF
Nov 1, 2021 7:59 AM

Charles & Camilla (CC = 33)

Mike Ellwood (Oxon, UK)
Mike Ellwood (Oxon, UK)
Nov 1, 2021 10:17 AM

Also justifies future internment of dissidents to the Climate (and Covid?) message?

ImpObs
ImpObs
Nov 1, 2021 7:31 AM

The Sound of Science (h/t charles Rixey @prometheusshrugged –
Forgive me, Simon & Garfunkel)

Hello wokeness, Fauci’s friend
He’s come to use you for his ends
Because decisions while you were sleeping
Produced chimaeras now world-wide creeping
And the virus that was injected, hit my vein-Now in my brain?
Bad ideas abound, in science

The feckless Fauci on his throne
Crowned by crisis overblown
The klaxon awakens my internment camp
My vaccine passport didn’t have a stamp
And my arms were jabbed just so I could take a flight
Where are my rights?
Stolen in the name, of Science

And in the ICU’s I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People dying without breathing
Early symptoms they weren’t treating
Spouses not allowed one last embrace to share
’cause no one dared Restrict the bounds, of Science

“Fools”, said I “You don not know
Compliance like a cancer grows
Early treatment now, I beseech you
Here’s genetics, that I might treat you
“But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed..
In the wells, of Science

And Dr. Fauci bowed and prayed
to the chimaera that they’d made
‘I am the Science’ was his warning
Quasi-species it was swarming
And Rand Paul said “The words of the doctors rang out in the Capital Halls
“Yet Fauci stalled
And Censorship kept killing Science

Grace Johns
Grace Johns
Nov 1, 2021 1:42 PM
Reply to  ImpObs

That’s brilliant. Someone should record it for GulagToob

ImpObs
ImpObs
Nov 1, 2021 5:20 PM
Reply to  Grace Johns

he asked for a singer/musician to do it on the original twitter thread, so I chucked his @handle on if anyone fancies it I’m sure he’d go for it.

Hele
Hele
Nov 1, 2021 7:23 AM

Thank you Edward Curtin.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Nov 1, 2021 6:35 AM

Now that the FDA has given the okay for kids 5 to 11 be included in “The Experiment”, all who are left to be included in “The Experiment” are the under-5s. They have to eventually be included as The Vaxx Passport system wont work properly if anyone is left out.

“Everybody Must Get Stoned !” (Dylan).

Pig Swill
Pig Swill
Nov 1, 2021 6:18 AM

This shit is not going away. Nobody is coming to help. The agenda will not be deviated. Now that I’m honest enough to myself to face that, I need to work out what to do.

Hele
Hele
Nov 1, 2021 6:44 PM
Reply to  Pig Swill

Agreed!

aspnaz
aspnaz
Nov 1, 2021 6:15 AM

Psychopaths versus the rest: just look at the WEF and their minions and tell me that they are not the biggest group of psychopaths you have ever seen. The dead eyes and “don’t give a fuck” looks and “pleasure in pain” ticks.

Everybody can disrupt this bunch one way or another. Your government has bent over for the WEF and is being buggered while singing their anthem: they are distracted, so do what you can.

The biggest failing people have is to wait to join a crowd and be told what to do. Do that but also act individually and do something decisive. Certainly join protests but do more than just protest: protesting looks bad but they control the media, so it is not too bad for them.

I am in Asia so our leaders are more sane than the WEF. Still, I am giving up work soon to live somewhere I can grow veggies and chickens. If i do not have steak for a year or two at least i will have helped to save myself and my family, and will have learned all about homebrew.

If nobody else decides to opt out then at least I will be one of the last to be rounded up and thrown in a NWO re-education center, by which time the compliant will own nothing and be happy … ha ha, how do these people fool themselves into thinking we believe their shite: it’s as if Anal Schwab is channelling Hitler, Gates, Soros and Rothschild combined.

In any case, I think the big surge in financial worker push back will be in the first quarter next year: Christmas is bonus season and once people have their bonuses, they will be off to take a break. It will be interesting to watch.

Pig Swill
Pig Swill
Nov 1, 2021 8:02 AM
Reply to  aspnaz

So you’ve chosen a location?

mgeo
mgeo
Nov 1, 2021 11:34 AM
Reply to  aspnaz

I am in Asia so our leaders are more sane than the WEF.

That’s a good joke.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Nov 1, 2021 6:01 AM

Two people flew into Perth WA from different countries. They mixed and moved about, and were found to be ‘positive’. Some people they came into contact with flew to Melbourne and Sydney. How much covid spreading they did can only be guessed at because “incubation period can be as long as almost a month.”
Tomorrow – The Melbourne Cup “The Race That Stops A nation.” Aussies will flock to the TABs and pubs to put on a bet, crowds staying to watch the race on TV. A Major Spreader Event !
The government is soon to launch a $30 million public health campaign. What timing ! Roll out The Boosters. Throw in the non-vaxxed and small businesses not complying with covid restrictions as whipping-boys. $30 million would buy a lot a Ivermectic, vitamin D,

Pig Swill
Pig Swill
Nov 1, 2021 6:32 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

It’s always some peasant that gets the blame. Never the politicians. The politicians are the ones hysterical about fighting covid. But all their measures have come to nil throughout 2 years. Why doesn’t the buck stop with them? Why aren’t they all sacked and charged? Oh that’s right, because it’s easier to demonize the little man for not following insane mandates.

Elfarran
Elfarran
Nov 1, 2021 3:39 AM

Posted that so wrong, will try to make it easier:
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NOTE FROM ADMIN: Post the ‘direct link’, under the sharing tab on this image host site, for images which you’d like to imbed in posts. This is the link that ends in an image file suffix, like ‘jpg’.

les online
les online
Nov 1, 2021 1:52 AM

“Capitalism, lest we forget, flourished only after Debt was de-moralised.” Yarnis Varoufakis: And The Weak Suffer What They Must(2016).

“For at least 5000 years, popular movements have tended to center on struggles over debt. This was true long before capitalism even existed.” David Graeber: Revolution In Reverse (2011 ?)

Australian governments have run up huge covid debts that Australians will be called upon to pay off. Will we see mass uprisings ? Will The Revolution break out ?
Where would we be without guilt ? Will it stop The Revolution breaking out ?

Epicurious
Epicurious
Nov 1, 2021 3:08 AM
Reply to  les online

I often hear “trust the government, trust the health authorities” and I certainly do, but the inverse of what everyone else trusts. I trust CommoDan, Once was Gladys now Dominic, Anaesthesia Palac-chook and SloMo to all continue to do the wrong thing. When our government(s) ban treatments such as HCQ and IVM then we know evil exists amongst us and will want its way. If this is ever over then I will gladly join the rush to hold all those corrupt politicians and health authorities, particularly the TGA, accountable for their patent evil.

DM:
DM:
Nov 1, 2021 3:22 AM
Reply to  les online

The debt is the raison d’être.

Can’t have sovereign wealth funds now, can we?

All the little farmers have to pay their tithes to the globalist bankers.


WorkingClassHero
WorkingClassHero
Nov 1, 2021 7:57 AM
Reply to  les online

The debt will likely be deleted if/when the digital credit is proposed/jammed down our throat.

For those who still think this is about flu is too far gone at this point. This has always been about tracking and controlling everyone. And it’s being rolled out here by business, all for your safety ofcourse. https://www.smartbadge.com.au/

I’ve always said anything with the word “smart” in it is custom designed to enslave you. Smart Watch, Smart Meter, Smart Phone, Smart City and now Smart Badge. All to be use by people who are not so smart.

les online
les online
Nov 1, 2021 11:59 AM

I’m thinking along the lines of surrendering national assets to pay off the debt.
What’s known of the highly secret Pfizer contracts – which apparently MEPs are denied from learning about – some countries have already committed The Family Jewels.
Re: The emotional economy of Capitalism. Without guilt – no debt.

les online
les online
Nov 1, 2021 12:34 AM

With the widespread introduction of ‘rapid tests’ locally i expect, as i dont have a Vaxx Pass, i’ll be pulled aside, as i’m about to enter the local supermarket, to undergo a ‘rapid test’. It’s certain to show i’m ‘positive’. Customers will see me pulled aside, they’ll see me denied entry after being ‘tested’ – i wont need to wear a colour star for them to know The Science reveals me to be a disease spreader.
I expect that on the bus ‘testers’ will board en route, those without Vaxx Passes will be ‘rapidly tested’, certain to be found ‘positive’, told “Get off and walk !” (to the cheers & jeers of The Saved.)
Daily, State enforcers bale-up ‘scruffs’ in the local shopping area, strip them almost naked, go though all their gear – to humiliate them, let them know “Your type aint welcome around here !” Public shaming – weaponised – of the non-vaxxed by ‘rapid tests’.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Nov 1, 2021 2:30 AM
Reply to  les online

A.30. Now they’re naming ‘covid variants’ after highways.

Norwgian Bob
Norwgian Bob
Nov 1, 2021 11:13 AM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

or Agenda 2030….A.30

Ort
Ort
Nov 1, 2021 8:13 PM
Reply to  jubal hershaw

They were obviously inspired by AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”.

WorkingClassHero
WorkingClassHero
Nov 1, 2021 8:00 AM
Reply to  les online

Why are still going to super markets? Support your local guy, or purchase online from small business.

mgeo
mgeo
Nov 1, 2021 11:45 AM
Reply to  les online

I wish it was that simple. Once the testing is routine, it is a short step to decreeing that any “positive” must be iordered to quarantine and tracked.

les online
les online
Nov 1, 2021 12:06 PM
Reply to  mgeo

I’m hoping they’ll just tell me “get off the bus and walk”. But you’re right. They’ll most likely have a caged containment vehicle outside, not to drive me home to self-quarantine, but deliver me to the 3000 bed detention centre/concentration camps they’ve had built. Pointless letting all that investment go unused.

Penelope
Penelope
Nov 1, 2021 12:34 AM

26 NYC firehouses closed today due to vaxx mandates. Firefighters said “no,” so there’s no staff.

YYYYesss! Way to go, men.

Hele
Hele
Nov 1, 2021 7:26 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Yay!

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 31, 2021 10:42 PM

Over on MC’s site, he mentioned Graham Hancock and I noted:

Interesting you should mention Graham Hancock. He was another vilified figure, depicted as a crank. I used to go along with that. But Event Covid has decisively shown up the true model for media-sanctioned rationality i.e. the one who

·      never questions the news,
·      automatically steers clear of anything labelled “conspiracy theory”,
·      automatically gravitates towards anything labelled “The Science”,
·      only has to be told the source of a news or opinion item to instantly “know” whether trust it,
·      has no concept whatsoever of propaganda or indeed anything at all unless it’s a concept hammered in by the media,
·      invariably lets the designated “right people” think for him,
·      is constantly influenced by what others think of him,
·      and who has no critical faculty whatsoever.

If that’s a rational person, then I’ll take the likes of Hancock any day.

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 31, 2021 10:45 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Another indication of the mindlessness of the media-sanctioned rational person is the one who trusts “fact checkers”. Now that’s embarrassing. Is he too lazy or incapable of checking facts himself? It’s even more embarrassing when a “news” site posts a glowing report from a fact checker as Skwawkbox did. “Oh look everybody! Miss gave us a gold star!”

Tony Maroni
Tony Maroni
Oct 31, 2021 11:07 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Off-G is on that list. Want a good laugh?

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/offguardian/

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Nov 1, 2021 12:20 AM
Reply to  Tony Maroni

As predictable as sliced bread. And just who is funding “mediabiasfactcheck” one might ask. And further more, who owns mediabiasfactcheck?
The answer to that question is David Van Zandt. And what is one of the organisations Mr Van Zandt is a member of? Council on Foreign Relations. Since 2002. Yep, the CFR.
Do a little digging and you’ll find all of the fact checkers are anything but “independent”.
Here’s his LinkedIn profile. I knew his name was familiar as soon as it came up in connection to your link.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-van-zandt-a599441

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Nov 1, 2021 8:43 AM
Reply to  Gezzah Potts
  • Rapid antigen tests can only tell you if you are likely to have COVID-19. In Victoria, a standard (PCR) test at a testing centre is still needed to confirm if you have COVID-19.
  • If you test positive from a rapid antigen test, then you must isolate, get tested with a standard (PCR) test, and stay isolated until you get your results.
  • Most rapid antigen tests will provide you with a result in 15 to 30 minutes. It’s faster but less accurate than a standard (PCR) test. It’s best to use them when you have COVID-19 symptoms.

https://www.health.vic.gov.au/covid-19/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update

Sutton the fuckwit is still peddling this crap

Gezzah Potts
Gezzah Potts
Nov 1, 2021 9:43 AM

Brett Sutton the “Buddhist” has his orders from much higher ups. And I don’t mean Dan Andrews.
I mean those actually behind the scamdemic. In my opinion, he’s either being blackmailed or he’s getting a large envelope slipped under the table.
Sutton’s sister in law, Jane Halton is one of the more senior players in all this and she was at Event 201.
And Halton is also the Chairperson of CEPI which was founded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust and World Economic Forum among others.
Links and connections Marilyn…

S Cooper
S Cooper
Nov 1, 2021 1:00 AM
Reply to  Tony Maroni

“What a surprise. Off Guardian does not have the Billy Eugenics-Poppa John Corporate Fascist Seal of Approval. It should consider it a badge of honor.
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“That is what libelers do, they libel.”

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 3:26 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

👍

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Nov 1, 2021 12:43 AM
Reply to  George Mc

The modern incarnation of fact checking started with a Canadian journalist who kept a spreadsheet tracking everything that President Trump said (or Tweeted) that was either of questionable veracity or downright lies. This was comparatively straightforward because he was so prolific on Twitter and frequently just made stuff up (unlike the normal “stretching the truth somewhat” which is an everyday job skill for politicians).

The thing is, you don’t need to trust fact checkers. Facts are facts. You can perform the same checks yourself so provided the people checking the facts are themselves capable of being checked then everything pans out.

ImpObs
ImpObs
Nov 1, 2021 8:01 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Definition: fact-check verb
\ ˈfak(t)-ˌchek

The art of writing a 5 page fact free essay, in response to a 10 word tweet.

Tony Maroni
Tony Maroni
Oct 31, 2021 11:13 PM
Reply to  George Mc

When confronted with the old ‘you must be a conspiracy theorist’ I always point to Edward Snowden since the entire world knows his name and what he divulged. The blank stare and silence usually sums up how stupid people are even when handed the truth on a gold platter.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Nov 1, 2021 1:13 AM
Reply to  Tony Maroni

“Did not be afraid to correct them. Proudly proclaim yourself to be a CORPORATE CRIME ANALYST.”
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“The fascist corporate criminals do not like to be exposed or caught dead to rights.”

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 1, 2021 5:49 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

Mystics and sages call them ‘spirits of darkness’ living in human bodies.
But their time is not unlimited.
Hang in there, my friends; evil only exists in order to be conquered.

Epicurious
Epicurious
Nov 1, 2021 3:11 AM
Reply to  Tony Maroni

Excellent point.

wardropper
wardropper
Nov 1, 2021 5:59 PM
Reply to  Tony Maroni

It’s a tough contest when people are confronted with the choice of having the truth on a gold platter, or a thousand lies on a plastic tray with a thousand multi-coloured pills on it…

Most people’s ‘wisdom’ consists of having memorized the last sentence of yesterday’s Seven o’Clock News.

Edwige
Edwige
Oct 31, 2021 11:18 PM
Reply to  George Mc

The fact that some shills hammered Hancock doesn’t make him genuine or someone to take any notice of. They run both sides of this sort of dialectic.The answer to “which do you prefer?” is “neither”.

Hancock’s role was to make questioning mainstream archaelogy look ridiculous to normies and lead those sympathetic to the idea down blind alleys.

JustANumbersGuy
JustANumbersGuy
Nov 1, 2021 7:01 AM
Reply to  Edwige

I enjoyed a couple of his books, but they are just another weaving of fantasy, with no firm conclusions or really a lot of evidence. He also writes fantasy novels.

Certainly designed to appeal to people questioning the mainstream, but aimed at taking them into an impotent, time consuming memory hole.

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym
Nov 1, 2021 7:47 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Trust you to get Graham’s excellent research arse over tit, Ed! rofl!

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 10:12 AM
Reply to  Edwige

My “policy” is neither to fully trust anyone nor to fully reject them. Some are shills, some are dupes, some are mainly right but not always etc. You can find the truth with any of them. Even the shills give you some truth – mainly to taint it with false embellishments or dodgy connections. E.g. I think Mr Icke has a lot of …umm “unreliable” info (to be tactful) but I also think that, in a fundamental way, he has actually grasped the true situation. (I have other issues with him. I think he’s best speaking rather than writing where he rends to be verbose and has a tiresome way of assuming he’s dazzling you when you’ve already got the point.)
 
So – no “fact checkers”, no “guides to fake news”, no blasé reliance on “experts” – but also no automatic rejection of info from a source, no matter how dodgy the source is. The bottom line is that there is no substitute for thinking for yourself!

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Oct 31, 2021 11:20 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Who’s MC?

JustANumbersGuy
JustANumbersGuy
Nov 1, 2021 6:53 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.
George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 8:07 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

MC (MoneyCircus) provided shelter for the more compulsive of us posters whilst OG was down. It’s now my second home. Link provided below by JustANumbersGuy.

George Mc
George Mc
Nov 1, 2021 10:14 AM
Reply to  George Mc

… or link provided above, depending on which way you’re looking at it.

shamen
shamen
Nov 1, 2021 10:20 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Hancock ex job working for that killer leader that is no where to be seen on the net.
hancock HUGE endorsement for DMT aya without even discussing the risks.
The fake banned aya DMT talk on ted shit talk which made more people watch the endorsement for AYA- DMT which made it internet fashionable to take life changing PSYCHOdelics which fucikd huge numbers of people up and made them more susceptible to mind control.

George Mc
George Mc
Oct 31, 2021 10:41 PM

test

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Oct 31, 2021 10:33 PM

It seems everywhere that opposition to the Great Reset is growing. Where I live in the UK the trickle of non-compliance is slowly but surely gathering steam. I think that the PTB’s position is becoming more difficult as time goes by. The weakening of their position is becoming manifest and what they were able to do in the past may be more difficult in the present and even more so in the future. Pulling off another lockdown by Her Majesty’s government is going to be very tricky indeed as popular opinion builds up to yet another misconceived and frankly increasingly hated imposition on increasing numbers of people who are frankly pissed off.

Please note an interesting tactic being played by the PTB is to shift the emphasis away from Covid onto Climate Change, another scam of course but a useful way of changing the subject (i.e., covid) which is getting increasingly difficult to defend.

I’m really beginning to think that the ruling elites aren’t as clever as they think they are. But we will see.

Penelope
Penelope
Nov 1, 2021 12:38 AM
Reply to  Donald Duck

The fluoride they’re going to put in the water has a tranquilizing effect. (In addition to reducing the IQs of developing children) Have they started the fluoride yet?

jimbo
jimbo
Nov 1, 2021 4:18 AM
Reply to  Penelope

It ain’t fluoride they is poisoning drinking water with, it’s fluosilicic acid a Class 7 poison that is a toxic byproduct of corporate phosphate fertiliser, aluminum and explosives production. Can’t dump it in the rivers cause it’s too toxic so they dump it in your drinking water. And charge U for the poisoning.

FLUOSILICIC ACID
CASRN: 16961-83-4
Human Health Effects:
Human Toxicity Excerpts:
RISK OF FLUOROSIS WAS STUDIED IN 50 WORKERS ENGAGED FOR APPROX 30 YR IN PRODN OF PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS. CONCN OF GASEOUS FLUORIDE (HF, SIF4, AND H2SRF6) RANGED FROM 0.04 TO 0.17 MG/CU M. INCR BONE DENSITY WAS FOUND IN 9 WORKERS, BUT NO SIGNS OF DISABILITY WERE DETECTED.
[FABBRI L ET AL; FLUOROSIS HAZARD IN THE PRODUCTION OF PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS; MED LAV 69 (5): 594-604 (1978)]**QC REVIEWED**
…THE MAJOR MANIFESTATIONS OF CHRONIC INGESTION OF EXCESSIVE AMT OF FLUORIDE ARE OSTEOSCLEROSIS & MOTTLED ENAMEL. CHRONIC EXPOSURE TO EXCESS FLUORIDE CAUSES INCR OSTEOBLASTIC ACTIVITY. …DENSITY AND CALCIFICATION OF BONE ARE INCREASED…/WHICH IS/ THOUGHT TO REPRESENT THE REPLACEMENT OF HYDROXYAPATITE BY THE DENSER FLUOROAPATITE. /FLUORIDE SALTS/
[Gilman, A. G., L. S. Goodman, and A. Gilman. (eds.). Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 6th ed. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1980. 1546]**QC REVIEWED**
...EXTREMELY CORROSIVE BY SKIN CONTACT & INHALATION.
[Hawley, G.G. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary. 10th ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1981. 472]**QC REVIEWED**

Major Uses:
AGENT IN WATER FLUORIDATION, IN PRELIMINARY TREATMENT OF HIDES & SKINS, & TO REDUCE REFLECTIVITY IN GLASS SURFACES; DISINFECTANT FOR COPPER AND BRASS VESSELS; IMPREGNATING INGREDIENT TO PRESERVE WOOD & TO HARDEN MASONARY; CHEM INT FOR ALUMINUM TRIFLUORIDE, CRYOLITE, & FLUORSILICATES; ELECTROPLATING AGENT FOR CHROMIUM
[SRI]**PEER REVIEWED**

Have a nice day.

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Nov 1, 2021 5:53 AM
Reply to  Penelope

The British public water works add to neutralise harmful pathogens so you can drink water from ANY outlet. Stop BUYING water in PLASTIC BOTTLES. And if you use Styrofoam cups (note: office workers coffee tea) frankly you’re not a nice person and I hope you soil your underpants/knickers and spoil your day.

Right, that’s THAT! NOW let’s build up those bonfires for BONFIRE NIGHT and have some FUN!!

shamen
shamen
Nov 1, 2021 10:27 AM
Reply to  Penelope

they started the fluoride yet?

Only 50+ years ago with the 50- 100+ other chemicals.

les online
les online
Oct 31, 2021 10:19 PM

It seems like They are winning – because They act like They are winning…
As the seriously injured and deaths pile up – They press on undaunted. As voices are raised in protest against including children in “The Experiment” – They press on undaunted…
The magnitude of the lie, the deceit, makes it impossible to dis-believe…
“It is not stupidity, but a curious, quite authentic inability to think at the heart of authoritarian regimes.”
‘Every soldier a living corpse.’ Norman O Brown. (Cited in today’s essay)

Lance
Lance
Oct 31, 2021 9:11 PM

…Here, 
put on this pretending mask,
and stand, 
opposite to me

At the edge of this six-foot, six-pointed circle,
so I may speak and gesture, 
six-times at thee

I see your smug disbelief!

But monumental lies hide beneath,
your reasonable inculcated normal,
your felonious fig-leaf

In these unnoticed social rituals,
latent cultural symbols,
scare-sound new meanings in minds to chime

Which works so much better,
when we all pretend these symbols do not rhyme

I am the Master Liar
My pants, forever on fire…

https://loveletterstofutureme.org/poetry/the-house-of-lies

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Oct 31, 2021 8:52 PM

A beautiful example of ageing… and keeping the flame
All young people should see this

HotScot
HotScot
Oct 31, 2021 10:31 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

A bit protracted but still a wee tear welled.

What the hell happened to Aus. since? Now country subservient to a tyrannical government.

I read Catcher in the Rye in the early 70’s in my secondary school English class, presided over by what would be probably be describe now as a left wing teacher: black suit, white socks and shoulder length hair. It never occurred to me then he might be of one political persuasion or another, but he did open my eyes to hypocrisy. Brilliant guy. I daresay the book was part of the curriculum but his political persuasion, whatever it was, didn’t influence his explanation of the book.

50 or so years on I still vividly remember the description of the razor. Perhaps a minor illustration in the book many might have missed it, but that single example of hypocrisy was, for me, profound.

Having said all that, I haven’t read the book since (I don’t think I have ever read a book twice) so my memory may be at fault.

I often wonder now what the discussions in the teachers lunch breaks might have been like. There seems to me now, to have been no less left and right wing division there then, as there is now. Many of my teachers were WW2 veterans (although we were too young and stupid to even ask) and many were youthful, anti war supporting radicals, never having actually experienced combat.

I often wonder now what the environment of a teachers common room must have been like in those days.

Sorry folks, drifting off in thought……..

Penelope
Penelope
Nov 1, 2021 1:08 AM
Reply to  HotScot

Hotscot, I can’t satisfy your curiosity about the teachers’ common room conversation in the 70s, but here’s a snippet from 1949:

He was the teacher who lived across the street from our small farm, and it was the only time he was ever in our house. He came over to talk to Mom, and I wasn’t present. Afterward I heard her tell Dad, “He was upset; he teaches history and he said they aren’t teaching the truthful history anymore.”

He never knew that by protesting the abdication of truth to just one person, my Mom, that he altered the whole course of my life. I was only 5 and probably didn’t know what history is, but I remembered the comment, and 14 years later standing in my first big-city library I reached for the history books with the oldest binding.

And so was awakened forever from Disneyland.

jimbo
jimbo
Nov 1, 2021 4:22 AM
Reply to  HotScot

Can U jump Puddles? eye hope so. thank you

Clive Williams
Clive Williams
Nov 1, 2021 7:31 AM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Saw them in conset as a young lad with mother and sister when this came out. Long time ago, think also on the bill was Dave Clark Five and Hermins Hermits. Another time saw Walker Brothers “No Regrets” is a great song also. Scot Walker had a great voice, along with Eric Burton & The Animals…those were the days heh.
I never got to see The Shadows, Hank Marvin was one of my hero’s with his Burns guitar “Wonderful Land”. Often when I listen to it emotions flood out.

Annie
Annie
Oct 31, 2021 8:48 PM

I’m abit drunk tonight hey ho still same crap .get your children vaccinated more fool you.Listen to cycho is that that the right word,All in saying is I stand with you .Now is the time to not pussyfoot around this is serious.You want your children to be vaxxed you want your parents your granny’s?This is the time to stop thinking the government are going to make everything better???!???!!!!Its time for you to make it better f the government’s f the organisations it’s our time.

Annie
Annie
Oct 31, 2021 9:09 PM
Reply to  Annie

Crikey you know what I mean.Covid everything about it is a lie.Covid is a lie.poor people that still wear a a mask are disallusiined.unless we stand up be up
Now is the time not tomorrow .

Sebastian
Sebastian
Oct 31, 2021 9:55 PM
Reply to  Annie

Good on you, Annie.

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 3:28 PM
Reply to  Sebastian

👍

John Crowther
John Crowther
Oct 31, 2021 9:58 PM
Reply to  Annie

So true Annie stand in your power be true to yourself time for the power of saying no to this insanity it seems to be a long dark night but we will seek the light of freedom and individual sovereignty never give up never give in keep the faith

Annie
Annie
Nov 1, 2021 3:28 PM
Reply to  John Crowther

👍

Reset the Diaboligarchy
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wardropper
wardropper
Nov 1, 2021 6:04 PM

A very important example for those of us interested in knowing ourselves.
Not really surprising if one looks around these days, but, as a comment on the state of mankind, truly shocking.

Lance
Lance
Oct 31, 2021 8:32 PM

I know it seems absurd,
but in WORD war three,
shepherds attack their herds

Wake now my friend,
we are in the House of Lies,
where only the Wise will survive…

https://loveletterstofutureme.org/poetry/the-house-of-lies

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Oct 31, 2021 8:26 PM

For comrades from Ireland to Australia…

Judith Durham, Danny Boy (1968)

William Thomas
William Thomas
Oct 31, 2021 8:19 PM

I will
Always be thankful to my father for giving me a copy of War is a Racket when I was 15 years old. My Father who is a USMC combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He believed the lies as a young man and patriotically went of to war when his nation called upon him. Since his return all he has seen is deception, lies, and greed. He learned of Smedley Butler while in the Marines and when he came home read his book and it resonated with him. Thankfully he had passed on his believe that healthy skepticism is required when weighing what our government does and wether or not the information we are receiving is news or propaganda. He once told me that the only time one should fight for his/her country is when we are invaded.

Hele
Hele
Nov 1, 2021 7:36 AM
Reply to  William Thomas

Thanks for sharing,WT!

James II
James II
Nov 2, 2021 2:49 PM
Reply to  William Thomas

Sonny to Michael after hearing he had enlisted in the army.
“You know what papa says, Only suckers fight for someone else. ”
The Godfather

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Oct 31, 2021 8:07 PM

Kirsty MacColl who hated to perform live. But then was taken from us all too soon.
Two versions.

Kirsty MacColl – Days

Vagabard
Vagabard
Oct 31, 2021 8:35 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

The best really do die young. A beautiful voice.

Kirsty MacColl – A New England (link)

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Oct 31, 2021 9:07 PM
Reply to  Vagabard
Vagabard
Vagabard
Oct 31, 2021 9:54 PM
Reply to  Moneycircus

Another classic. The ‘Chip shop’ song. Very catchy

Kirsty MacColl – Chip Shop (link)

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Oct 31, 2021 8:04 PM

‘Time can break your heart’: the harsh toll of eight years in Australian immigration detention | Australian immigration and asylum | The Guardian Anyone wondering how Australian’s can be so viciously cruel this is what we do and most of the public don’t give a flying fuck.

As soon as the moron journalist mentions ”people smugglers” who got sent home without charge for maybe a short prison spell, many so called smugglers are still here as citizens because they didn’t smuggle anyone, the refugees are treated like criminals for daring to ‘pay criminals.

Rose
Rose
Oct 31, 2021 7:21 PM

HEAD’S UP

CDC SUPPRESSED 149,000 INJURY Reports in First Six Weeks Covid-19 Vaccine Program, DEATHS SOAR
https://www.unite4truth.com/post/2-400-covid-19-vaccine-deaths-occurred-in-first-six-weeks-of-program-cdc-back-loading-data

For the period encompassing the first six weeks of Covid-19 vaccine program (beginning on 12/14/2021 and ending on 1/31/2021) –

Death reports are now up to 3311 from 501 real time reports

Injury reports are up from 11,000 to over 160,000

The CDC is NOT including submission dates in their reports with nearly 100% of reports showing NO DATE OF SUBMISSION

1/3 of deaths are listed as age known with over 156,000 injuries with NO LISTED AGE

This is not just for the first month, you can do the other months charts by using CHD archived reports which capture the real time reports and compare each months numbers

This is FRAUD. Blatant fraud.

There was a MUCH smaller pool of vaccines in the first six weeks administered, yet these early injuries are reported as percentages of all reported vaccinations and we have NO IDEA the actual number –

Every independent media outlet needs to report this and demand full release of ALL submitted report. (if you look at the reports of these deaths, they aren’t new reports as the days after injury are days to a very few weeks at most)

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Oct 31, 2021 8:36 PM
Reply to  Rose

44% have one or more adverse effects in Australia and report them, they are then ignored.

Annie
Annie
Oct 31, 2021 7:07 PM

Yes it came my phone is dying.All I want to to say as much as you want to hold your family dear there are as much people that need you.I will not let these people down you are me I am you we are each other xxx

Moneycircus
Moneycircus
Oct 31, 2021 8:01 PM
Reply to  Annie

Resist, defy, embrace.

Annie
Annie
Oct 31, 2021 7:02 PM

I did put something here but it never came.

Annie
Annie
Oct 31, 2021 6:53 PM

Michael row the boat ashore.