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Economic Restructuring, Democratic Deficit and Locking Down Liberty

Colin Todhunter

Remember how the notion of freedom was spun by the ideologues of neoliberalism for decades prior to COVID? The freedom to consume. The freedom to make money. The freedom to be plunged into poverty and debt.

Platitudes about “individual responsibility” and “standing on your own two feet”. A relentless ideological attack on the state and collective responsibility. The doctrine of “no such thing as society” Thatcherism.

Ideologically, at least, the individual and ‘the market’ were paramount. But in reality, of course, there was no genuine rolling back of the state: its machinery was used differently to facilitate the needs of global capital while attacking the labour movement.

In all this ‘freedom’, there was never much talk in the mainstream political and media narrative about the plight of the poor or workers who felt the brutal effects of the brave new world of neoliberal capitalism.

Never sufficient analysis about offshoring manufacturing and service-sector jobs to cheap labour economies to boost profits. This was merely presented as efficiency and job creation for poorer countries, as if the owners of industry were on some kind of humanitarian mission.

But it was only ever the old colonialist mentality passed off in new clothing.

Today, this mentality manifests by subjecting poorer nations to IMF-World Bank ‘structural adjustment’ directives and beating them into being ‘business friendly’ and compliant with the needs of global (Western) capital. 

Spin it any way you like, whether ‘foreign direct investment’ or ‘liberalising’ the economy, it amounts to richer countries merely using or loaning back money to the poorer countries (with strings) that they stole from them over the centuries.

Courtesy of lop-sided trade deals, the WTO and the international financial institutions, we see a model of ‘development’ characterised by indebtedness, displaced populations resulting from ‘infrastructure projects’ (to facilitate the needs of capital) and a deliberate running down of indigenous models of agriculture.

There was not much talk about ‘freedom’ in relation to the subsequent state-corporate economic brutality experienced by society’s most marginalised, highlighted for instance by Arundhati Roy in ‘The Ghosts of Capitalism’ – the ‘invisible’ and shoved-aside victims of a rampant neoliberalism, with a good dose of state-backed violence always on hand to secure compliance.

Their ‘freedom’ never amounted to much in the first place.

Economic structural violence waged against people, economies and ecosystems courtesy of elite interests bent on monopolising energy, money, food, land and violence across the globe.

Yet the system now purports to care about the well-being of those it persistently regards as ‘collateral damage’ and ‘economic fodder’. A system that by its very nature concentrates money, control and power at the top of the pyramid.

Consider that prior to COVID, Pfizer was “the least trusted company in the least trusted industrial sector in the United States”, according to Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice.

But we are supposed to have faith in Pfizer and disregard its lengthy corporate rap sheet and its unscrupulous profiteering practices regarding its COVID vaccine rollout across the globe. We are supposed to trust its products and its vaccine data that it is trying so hard, with help from the US Food and Drug Administration, to keep from the public.

At the same time, to facilitate uptake of Pfizer’s injections, we hear a lot about ‘collective responsibility’. A much-maligned concept in a dog-eat-dog neoliberal regime. Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau and others spin vaccine sceptics’ talk of ‘freedom of choice’ regarding what is allowed to be injected into their own bodies as selfish and the domain of right-wing women haters and fascists.

The right to protest, to free speech, to associate and so forth were (and often continue to be) suspended as people were locked down waiting for ‘the vaccine’ thanks to a virus that mainly targets those over 80 and those with compromised immune systems due to existing (serious) morbidities.

We have seen all manner of state interference in the private lives of citizens over the past two years.

Political leaders like Macron, Trudeau, Biden, Merkel and Arden – the frontline managers and facilitators of private capital – have seemingly become so concerned about the public’s welfare that their freedoms and rights must be trampled on by the state.

Those who demand freedom and have questioned the mainstream COVID narrative have been labelled ‘anti-vaxxers’, ‘granny killers’, irresponsible and as prioritising their own selfish needs over those of the collective.

Even those who claim to be of the ‘left’ have become part of the ideological apparatus of the state: joining in the chorus and defending tyranny as well as Big Pharma’s rushed-to-market injections and its right to your body and right to make billions in the process.

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine brought in $37bn in 2021. Nick Dearden calculates the NHS has paid a mark-up of at least £2bn – six times the cost of the pay rise the UK government agreed to give nurses last year.

Moreover, Dearden argues companies like Pfizer behave more like hedge funds, buying up and controlling other firms and intellectual property, rather than traditional medical research companies.

He says:

The truth is, they aren’t the sole inventors of the vaccine. That was the work of public money, university research and a much smaller company, Germany’s BioNTech. As one former US government official complained, the fact we call it the ‘Pfizer’ vaccine is ‘the biggest marketing coup in the history of American pharmaceuticals’.”

Even though many on the ‘left’ have campaigned against the brutality of capitalism over the years, they bought into the fear propaganda from the start without question, helping to pave the way for pharma’s distorted profits, the destruction of small businesses and the loss of countless livelihoods due to lockdowns.

Many stood by in silence and watched the mega rich accrue enormous profits. Research by Oxfam has shown that the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by $3.9tn between March and December 2020. The world’s 10 richest billionaires collectively saw their wealth increase by $540bn over this period. In September 2020, Jeff Bezos could have paid all 876,000 Amazon employees a $105,000 bonus and still be as wealthy as he was before COVID.

While lockdowns and restrictions were imposed on ordinary people and small businesses, the winners were the likes of Amazon, Big Pharma and the tech giants. The losers were small enterprises and the bulk of the population, deprived of their right to work and an entire panoply of civil rights.

A report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) stated that COVID-19 policies had severely disrupted economies and labour markets in all world regions, with estimated losses of working hours equivalent to nearly 400 million full-time jobs in the second quarter of 2020, most of which were in emerging and developing countries.

Among the most vulnerable were the 1.6 billion informal economy workers, representing half of the global workforce, who were working in sectors experiencing major job losses or had seen their incomes seriously affected by lockdowns. Most of these were self-employed and in low-income jobs in the informal sector.

For policies that were supposedly brought in to protect health, there has also been immense damage resulting in lengthy non-COVID healthcare waiting lists for all manner of life-threatening diseases and conditions.

A more logical approach to protecting public health would have involved the promotion of a targeted strategy based on risk along with early intervention treatments as set out in the Great Barrington Declaration. But this was not even up for debate. Censorship and smears were the norm.

Locking the global population in their homes, or in places like India compelling millions to walk huge distances or travel in crowded conditions to return to the countryside, until a vaccine was made available smacks of incompetence or worse – a predetermined agenda.

Writing in the Contemporary Voice of Dalit journal (31 October 2021), researchers Krishna Ram and Shivani Yadav note the effects of COVID policies in India:

The economic tumult caused by the pandemic over the past two years has the potential to double the nation’s poverty… Our calculations show that around 150–199 million additional people will fall under poverty in 2021–2022; a majority of which are from rural areas, owing to the immiserate nature of the rural economy. Further disaggregation reveals that the SC/ST [Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes], casual labour and the self-employed are the most impacted groups.”

It is clear who was influencing the lockdown-COVID public health policy. In a report by Yohan Tengra of the Awaken India Movement, it is described how the Gates Foundation and Big Pharma have infiltrated and co-opted key public health institutions at the national level in India, not least the COVID-19 National Task Force.

Tengra says the report has exposed:

… not just the names of those who are sitting in this task force but also how they are financially connected to the pharmaceutical industry and vaccine mafia. This task force has been responsible for the aggressive push to lockdown, mandatory mask requirements, forced testing of asymptomatics, dropping ivermectin and hcq from the national protocol, suppressing vaccine adverse events and a lot more!”

It was fitting that an MP recently asked in Canada’s parliament just who does the government serve: Klaus Schawb and the World Economic Forum (WEF) or Canadian citizens?

A pertinent question. But any enquiry should also look to include the wider digital-financial-industrial complex which has used COVID as cover for bailing out financial markets and restructuring capitalism and trying to manage the long-term falling rate of profit.

These issues are at the heart of the ‘Great Reset’ or ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ that Klauss Schwab and others talk of. Concepts that – like neoliberal globalisation in the 1980s – are given a positive spin and which supposedly symbolise a brave new techno-utopian future.

The WEF, Big Finance, Big Tech, the Gates Foundation and Big Pharma have been heavily promoting the COVID-Great Reset agenda from the start. This has to date resulted in the reinvigoration of an ailing pharma sector with a multi-billion-dollar windfall, the eradication of smaller firms and jobs, cementing the dominance of the online retail giants, global chains and the digital payments sector and the injection of much-needed liquidity into what were by late 2019/early 2020 collapsing financial markets.

In the 1980s, to help legitimise the deregulated neoliberal agenda, government and media instigated an ideological onslaught, pressing home the notion of individual rights and responsibility and emphasising a shift away from the state, trade unions and the public sector. This reflected economic changes underpinned by notions of the primacy of the market and individual consumer choice.

But there is now a new ideological shift.

We hear claims of a ‘democratic deficit’, whereby individual rights are said to be undermining the wider needs of society. The message is that individual freedom is posing a threat to ‘national security’, ‘public health’ and ‘safety’.

As a result, there must be clampdowns on the right to travel, associate and protest and on freedom of speech.

As stated by journalist Iain Davis in a recent article, a commitment to the ‘public interest’, ‘safety’ and protecting the population from ‘harm’ will replace freedom and democracy.

As in the 1980s, this messaging is being driven by economic factors. Neoliberalism has privatised, deregulated, exploited workers and optimised debt to the limit. We have collapsing markets kept afloat by endless financial injections and an overall declining rate of profit with firms suffocating under mountains of debt.

AI and advanced automation of production, distribution and service provision (3D manufacturing, drone technology, driverless vehicles, lab grown food, farmerless farms, robotics, etc) are also on the horizon.

A mass labour force – and therefore mass education, mass welfare, mass healthcare provision and entire systems that were in place to reproduce labour for capitalist economic activity – might in the near future no longer be required. Labour’s relationship to capital is being transformed.

So, if labour is the condition for the existence of the working class, why bother with the working class?

COVID has accelerated economic restructuring and the shift towards an authoritarian form of capitalism that is ultimately to be based on a Chinese-style social credit system to ensure the population complies with its coming servitude.

Former WEF-sponsored ‘young global leaders’ like Trudeau, Macron, Merkel and Arden rose to the political helm of various countries after having been suitably groomed. They will continue to fulfil their roles by managing dissent through mass surveillance and clamping down on civil rights as the effects of inflation (induced by the liquidity injected into the system), joblessness and post-COVID austerity measures kick in.

They will of course still facilitate freedom: the freedom of the billionaire class to continue to plunder across the globe. And the freedom of citizens to submit.

Colin Todhunter specialises in development, food and agriculture and is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal. You can read his “mini e-book”, Food, Dependency and Dispossession: Cultivating Resistance, here.
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FREE DUMB
FREE DUMB
Mar 6, 2022 6:20 PM

After OVER two years of DRACONIAN measures of lockdowns, economic shutdowns, isolation, quarantines, social-distancing, oppression, mask mandates, compulsory “vaccines”, etc…….

Now,
SO MUCH FREEDOM!
SO MUCH WINNING!

GOD BLESS BIG MEDIA FOR CONSTANTLY REMINDING US THAT WE ARE “FREE”!

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Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 4, 2022 9:27 PM

…What will ultimately be required would be something akin to the ‘Butlerian Jihad’ recounted in the ‘Dune’ novels…

mariusmioc
mariusmioc
Mar 4, 2022 2:02 PM

Thatcher was right. “Individual responsibility” and “standing on your own two feet” should prevail. The relentless ideological attack on the state and collective responsibility is necessary. We can see that the covid scam and all covid restrictions were imposed based on the idea that the state has the responsibility for public health and the individual should obey the state or the collective. As very often in hystory, those claiming to fight for the common good are crooks and the result is not a Greater Good but a Greater Evil.

TDj
TDj
Mar 5, 2022 9:58 PM
Reply to  mariusmioc

Thatcher was Technologically officially a Moron: of the highest order of corporate bs. Grocer’s girl Stooge, out of sync. Will you ever get to study !?. Clearly you know naff’ all about her most serious GAFFs… May i enquire in which nation’s legal jurisdiction you find such ‘wisdom’ to spout ?

John the First
John the First
Mar 28, 2022 6:37 PM
Reply to  mariusmioc

“based on the idea that the state has the responsibility for public health”

Indeed, the classical liberal Herbert Spencer already prophesied in the 19th century that health care in the hands of the state leads to monopoly. In fact all statism/socialism leads to monopoly, dependency, stagnation, corruption and servility. The statist/socialist control liberalism (the latter is the Anglo-Saxon version of socialism) welfare hyper-control state which has been created since the classical liberals lost the battle long ago is the preparation of what happens now. Capitalism and the free market system has mainly been the golden goose which lays the eggs, the cow to be milked by the top down controllers of society, the national controllers and the supra-national controllers in a marriage with a number of big corporations which are led by a power hungry elite.

France Quirin
France Quirin
Mar 4, 2022 12:32 PM

Talk less –
have less
be more
do more
love all

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 4, 2022 12:21 PM

Covid marks a new news format that is being continued with Ukraine: monomaniacal news – the previous scattershot nullity of trivia has been replaced with obsessive repetition of a single item. It’s like the old Chinese water torture of water dripping on the head. A single word repeated over and over. “Covid”, now “Ukraine”. At least the old vacuity in the form of the Trades Test transmission supplied some light music.

And so the truth is revealed. That there was never any media diversity and the illusion of such could only be produced at a time when a certain illusion of democracy was affordable. And even then the illusion was based on trivial crap. “Western freedom” was beautifully encapsulated in “The Cola Wars” I.e gargantuan amounts of cash lavished on advertising two species of watered down fizzy stomach rot that were only marginally distinguishable – if that.

And that was the great “freedom” we boasted about! Still at least we didn’t have to suffer such an obsessively focused belligerent drone over manufactured “threats”. Like now.

But I see my friends and family seduced by the muck. I hear them parrot media memes. Even worse- I realise that back on the “good old days” I did the same, eager to take up “rebel” positions which had already been lovingly crafted for me.

Expressed religiously, the World belongs to the Devil and the Devil has always been the Lord of Illusion.

Woowoo
Woowoo
Mar 4, 2022 11:39 AM

*The Ukraine has a population of 44 million people. They HAVE cell phones. We should have ENDLESS video from those phones showing us what is REALLY going on. Yet, we don’t. We just get the SAME video clips running over and over on every media platform. #brainwashing just to add, if i didn’t trust the rebel media PJW and icke types before why would i trust there retweets now! WAKE UP *legalman.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 4, 2022 11:29 AM

Handy propaganda trick: Complain about “their propaganda” as a way of pushing your own. Thus I tuned into Question Time (by mistake) and I heard someone say, “It doesn’t matter what we say, the Russians only hear state propaganda which tells them ….” and then we get a barrage of what NOT to believe. Sneaky eh?

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 4, 2022 10:10 AM

Covid marks a new news format that is being continued with Ukraine: monomaniacal news – the previous scattershot nullity of trivia has been replaced with obsessive repetition of a single item. It’s like the old Chinese water torture of water dripping on the head. A single word repeated over and over. “Covid”, now “Ukraine”. At least the old vacuity in the form of the Trades Test transmission supplied some light music.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 4, 2022 9:32 PM
Reply to  George Mc

…- Fun drinking game, George:… – Down a shot every time they mention the word ‘narrative’… 😉

Martillo
Martillo
Mar 4, 2022 10:09 AM

The so called R2P bullshit “doctrine” of destruction that the western demons used as an excuse to annihilate countless innocents in the lands that the anglozionazi empire of shit’s oligarchs have coveted in the last 2 decades has now been masterfully turned on these very same demons. The Russian Bear can also claim the so-called “responsibility to protect” (and indeed with much more legitimacy than the cynical Slumville ploy) as he goes about devouring Natostan terrorists and protects his Russian citizens in Novorossiya and that is that.

The Natostanners should have listened to Mr. Putin in Munich in 2007; they didn’t and now they and their masters in the Washing town sewer will pay a very very heavy price for their hubris.

A Russian explains to any bleeding heart useful idiots that still don’t get the anglozionazi empire of shit’s latest twist on its Ukrop caper now that the covaid$ racket has become apparent even to the most religiously death squirted morons.
 
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OisJkpGYpAo&t=117s&ab_channel=%D1%81%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BC

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Mar 4, 2022 9:16 AM

I’m afraid the nature of negotiation is what has to change.

The billionaire class orders and the labour tries to negotiate.

Labour needs to target the weakness of billionaires, not their financial strength.

You know, there’s very few of them and absolutely billions of others.

That’s not a stand off they can ever win if the majority say ‘Nyet.’

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 4, 2022 10:55 AM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Agreed. So what is your strategy to make the majority say “Nyet”?

TFS
TFS
Mar 4, 2022 9:13 AM

Off-Topic: Twitter

I maybe getting a bit senile but I’m sure for most of the past history when viewing twitter feeds, I could read twitter posts interrupted, without ever being logged in.

Now, after maybe 15 seconds, I’m required to login.

Is everyone finding this?

entitled2
entitled2
Mar 4, 2022 9:53 AM
Reply to  TFS

yep it happening all over – it started happening around this announcement.

Discord new terms: New and clearer rules for prohibited content

Our Community Guidelines now officially prohibit misinformation and disinformation, malicious impersonation, and better define spam and platform manipulation.

SimonF
SimonF
Mar 4, 2022 2:08 PM
Reply to  entitled2

Click refresh when you get the login message, and hey presto: you’re back in. Works for me, anyway.

Sgt Oddball
Sgt Oddball
Mar 4, 2022 9:35 PM
Reply to  TFS

…- Yup!… – And what SimonF said: – It works… 😉

Ort
Ort
Mar 4, 2022 9:45 PM
Reply to  TFS

Yes. I only check Twitter when a worthwhile article or commenter links to it.

IIRC, until recently there were polite suggestions to register/login. But now after a few seconds one of those “paywall”-type portcullises (as I think of them) slams down and blocks the Twitter page.

No More Mister Nice Guy!  😠 

les online
les online
Mar 4, 2022 8:48 AM

On the Global Chessboard
The Ukraine is only
A Pawn in Their Game ( 1960s folksinger)

Davemass
Davemass
Mar 4, 2022 8:31 AM

I stand on the ‘left’.
It’s now a very lonely place.
I’m unvaxxed by choice.
It was always a con to destroy the middle classes.

Joerg
Joerg
Mar 4, 2022 7:21 AM

A comment, on Ukraine 3 days old, but still very actual:
“EU-NATO V RUSSIA PROXY WAR DEVELOPING. NO-FLY ZONE FLOATED. MORNING UPDATE 1″
https://rumble.com/vw5gd7-eu-nato-v-russia-proxy-war-developing.-no-fly-zone-floated.-morning-update-.html

Penelope
Penelope
Mar 4, 2022 4:18 AM

Massive island-wide power outage in Taiwan yesterday. Today Taiwan visited by US former officials:
Mullen, a former top U.S. military officer, will be accompanied by Meghan O’Sullivan, a former deputy national security adviser, Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense, and Mike Green and Evan Medeiros, both of whom were senior directors for the Asia affairs office of the National Security Council.

A senior official of the Biden administration told Reuters that the selection of the five flagged “an important signal about the bipartisan U.S. commitment to Taiwan and its democracy.”

Just sayin’. . . probably nothing. Taiwan blamed the outage on “negligence.”

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 4, 2022 2:47 AM

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Ally H-G
Ally H-G
Mar 4, 2022 5:25 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

My virus scanner says about ‘Take a photo’ that it’s full of malicious code.

But I cannot take photos anyway with a mobile phone. It’s all too involved and expensive with apps etc. I haven’t touched the mobile phone of this household in the last 5 years.

Just saying, you can live without these thingamagics.

Chairmandrew
Chairmandrew
Mar 4, 2022 7:55 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Uber?

Martillo
Martillo
Mar 4, 2022 9:56 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Can I do a Jeffrey wiener too…My johnson selfies better than my mug….askin for a friend

Penelope
Penelope
Mar 4, 2022 1:27 AM

Let’s see- you go to a pharmacy for a stupendously unreliable PCR test & when it shows positive, the pharmacy gives you FREE Molnupiravir– which is charged to the taxpayer at $600. Of course the drug– like the vaxx– was developed by taxpayer money.

But why should that stop Pfizer? People who murder are unlikely to cavil at theft, right?

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Mar 4, 2022 9:18 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Molnupiravir is just a copy cat version of Ivermectin – it’s just that it’s been patented so you pay 100 times more for something that isn’t quite as good.

It’s absolute mobster robbery and any government that authorises it has acted negligently, criminally and should be put in prison for a very, very long time.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 4, 2022 10:55 AM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

Molnupiravir = Pfivermectin😂

les online
les online
Mar 4, 2022 12:47 AM

Ukraine – Russia’s latest military quagmire ? & The Ukraine Insurgency.

Ukraine and the New Al Qaeda – Whitney Webb.
https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/ukraine-new-al-qaeda/

“The Times They Are A’Changin’ ‘..(1960s folksinger)
.
“Hang onto your seat. Things are about to get exciting around here !” (1960s folksinger – a few decades later)

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Mar 4, 2022 12:25 AM

” .. loaning back money to the poorer countries (with strings) that they stole from them over the centuries”

like, the industrialisation of australia was financed by money/taxes LOOTED from India by the british, for instance?

The craziest thing is India joins 3 Genocidal Regimes to form the ‘quad’, which australia is part of. The main mission of the quad is to hamper the progress and development in the Asia region!

Ally H-G
Ally H-G
Mar 4, 2022 5:37 AM
Reply to  GR-Watch

If the US goes ahead with penalizing India through sanctions for buying S-400s the Quad is rattled. As a new Australian I am upset about the subservient attitude of Australian politicians. Why have two parties when they have been forced into line?

John Goss
John Goss
Mar 3, 2022 11:21 PM

While the plandemic is ongoing in Canada, Australia and elsewhere, it is very much on hold in the UK where the vilification of Putin and Russia is the top priority. But the young global leaders are still in charge of this because they own the banks and the media.

John Goss
John Goss
Mar 3, 2022 11:22 PM
Reply to  John Goss

And of course they are no longer young. Blair, Trudeau, Macron et al.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 4, 2022 9:14 AM
Reply to  John Goss

Might be interesting (I genuinely don’t know) to leave the famous YGLs for a bit and concentrate on those who didn’t quite make it and are forced to scrape along in industry, finance and the media, serving those at the top. Young Blair was devious and unscrupulous to make it on his own, Macron got lucky and Trudeau would have been helped by his mother’s husband.

Penny
Penny
Mar 3, 2022 10:59 PM

Briefly: GoFundMe testified that the vast majority of the freedom convoy funds came from Canadians. Donors and Dollars

Lyin’ Trudeau Regime: GoFundMe head testifies Freedom Convoy fundraising, most donors were Canadian

Juan Benitez said 88 per cent of donated funds to the movement originated in Canada and 86 per cent of donors were from Canada.”

““If you were concerned about GiveSendGo and what we were allowing, I do not know why [no one] reached out to us, to ask us to take a look at this. We were all on hearsay by what we were hearing from media on both sides,” she said.

Wilson said that if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had spoken directly with the truckers protesting, “a lot of this would have been avoided.”

The Trudeau regime didn’t want to be bothered with the working class

MaryLS
MaryLS
Mar 4, 2022 3:24 AM
Reply to  Penny

Yes. Absolutely. +++++5

May Hem
May Hem
Mar 3, 2022 10:45 PM

A brilliant explanation of the great con. Thank you Colin – I am looking forward to reading your mini book.

Ally H-G
Ally H-G
Mar 4, 2022 5:41 AM
Reply to  susan mullen

One would hope that these polling entrepreneurs would cease their operations, too.

They should stop sticking their nose into a society which they despise.

entitled2
entitled2
Mar 4, 2022 9:58 AM
Reply to  susan mullen

Totally believe the polls.!!

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 4, 2022 11:27 AM
Reply to  susan mullen

After spending vast amounts, the regime changers have a big problem with China and Russia: the vast majority in these 2 countries support their governments. Every imperial blunder arising from greed, ignorance and hubris only improves the standing of these governments.

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 10:08 PM

People are waiting on a knight in shining armour!!!???You yes you are the knight in shining armour.Please do not wait on all the other brave souls that are speaking out to lead you to salvation they are the road signs you yes you 👆are the controllers of your own destiny you live your life in your mind that’s your life you!!!Media are trying to intrude in your thoughts or governments they are all the same you control your life through thoughts you would not excist without thoughts.All I’m saying is you control the narrative not them for who can go into your head????👍

Junious Ricardo Stanton
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Mar 3, 2022 9:06 PM

It is foolish naïve and down right insane for us to even entertain or believe the notion that those (and their heirs) who acquired their fortune through pillage, plunder, rapine, genocide immoral and ruthless business practices designed to create monopoly have repented and have become true philanthropists (lovers of humanity) to design and restructure society to benefit the greater good.
Summum bonum has never been in their consciousness or values storehouse: monopoly and a ruthless dog eat dog orientation are their primary pathos and motivation. The Davos crowd are fraudsters and psychopaths using noble sounding rhetoric and their vast resources to reengineer society in their own psychopathic image. Global depopulation is their task at hand and we see it with the COVID-199/SARS-COV-2, the ecocide, menticide (mass psychosis) and ongoing wars in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Ethiopia, and now Ukraine. We are in a war of survival of our entire planet. Neutrality, passivity and apathy are not viable options, we are either on the side of humanity/righteousness or we will become collateral damage.

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Mar 3, 2022 10:29 PM

They are philanthropists.

You’re gonna need a bigger perspective.

Geoff P
Geoff P
Mar 3, 2022 11:04 PM

Junious Ricardo Staunton did not write that they are philanthropists. Read again X. You’re gonna need a bigger perspective.:)

Junious Ricardo Stanton
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Mar 4, 2022 3:52 AM

These psychopaths are not lovers of humanity they merely use verbiage to make us think they care about us, they don’t! In fact they are actively engaged in trying to kill off as many of us as they can.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 8:41 PM

Brianborou
Brianborou
Mar 3, 2022 8:36 PM

Unfortunately, there is a misconception amongst some that the Ukrainian war is all a psychological operation/ staged manner affair. However, this is a misconception. don’t fully Anglo empire has been using different players in different countries for centuries in order to achieve their goals which results in wars, genocide and death for the ordinary people.

Witness, how the British Empire, in essence the City of London, was created, witness how the realisation the empire was in decline long before WW1 the necessity to create and manipulate new “ allies” eg the US into joining WW1 and WW2.

Of course this has been an instrument of the City of London since it’s creation E.C Knute wrote a very insightful book called “ The Empire of “ The City” The Secret History of Financial Power.

Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador between 1932 to about 1943 wrote a first hand account , Who Helped Hitler “, of the machinations of the banking bloodlines in the Square Mile

The Ukrainian war is very real, very murderous and very much in line with the strategy of the City Of London. The culprits behind this and most major conflicts in the last 2 centuries or so can be traced back to this nest of Satanic vipers emanating from this source !

entitled2
entitled2
Mar 4, 2022 9:59 AM
Reply to  Brianborou

+1

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 8:11 PM

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 8:12 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

Ron
Ron
Mar 3, 2022 7:10 PM

“It was fitting that an MP recently asked in Canada’s parliament just who does the government serve: Klaus Schawb and the World Economic Forum (WEF) or Canadian citizens?”

Canadian PM’s serve neither. Canada is STILL a colony of Britain. PM’s swear allegiance to the British Monarch (Queen Elizabeth). Canada as a sovereign country is a myth.

https://www.themythiscanada.com/

So the real question is, has the UK Monarch been captured by foreign forces? Consider Queen Elizabeth needs permission to enter “The City of London” (the head of International Finance Capital) and WEF is an arm of “Private International Finance”.

entitled2
entitled2
Mar 3, 2022 10:45 PM
Reply to  Ron

thanks

entitled2
entitled2
Mar 3, 2022 10:48 PM
Reply to  Ron

It was fitting that an MP recently asked in Canada’s parliament just who does the government serve: Klaus Schawb and the World Economic Forum (WEF) or Canadian citizens?”

Real cheap political PR stunt.aimed at the clueless who would fell for it and they did.

re: the real question is, has the UK Monarch been captured by foreign forces? 

The family’s are ALL interrelated so the rest is just theater and deflection.

Queen Elizabeth needs permission to enter “The City of London

They wear her sigils and she wears their regalia. so NO.

red lester
red lester
Mar 4, 2022 7:43 AM
Reply to  Ron

The UK royals are already germans. Look it up..

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 3, 2022 7:02 PM

Freeze youtself to defeat Putin… save the planet… whatever, just do it!

https://dumptheguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/03/turn-down-heating-reduce-need-russian-imports-europeans-told

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 7:00 PM
New Name
New Name
Mar 4, 2022 3:46 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

Plus 100.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 4, 2022 10:12 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

Poor elephant, has barely enough room!!

citizen
citizen
Mar 3, 2022 6:52 PM

I find it depressing that after two yrs of the media lying daily about the severity of a virus, the masses once again believe what is being endlessly flogged to them regarding the current conflict. I bet say a yr ago not many people could point to Ukraine or indeed Russia on a map or could care a less about it, all of a sudden ukraine is the greatest democracy ever and we should all love it. Would not surprise me if the people who say put social media flags on their timelines may find it a bit awkward as more info in the future comes out.

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 7:50 PM
Reply to  citizen

Please people you are in control not them 👍

eman
eman
Mar 3, 2022 8:11 PM
Reply to  citizen

yes but remember the daily intake of geopolitical and advancing technology information absorbed by the masses is limited to 1 hr of oligarch owned and narrative controlled propaganda embedded news. Entertainment fills the void.

Your problem is to find ways to get the public to realize the nation states and the news are life-threatening enemies out to terminate their very existence. The news and nation states are owned by, and managed by the Oligarch..

May Hem
May Hem
Mar 3, 2022 10:58 PM
Reply to  citizen

+5

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 4, 2022 1:00 AM
Reply to  citizen

“…the severity of a virus…”
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The Psycho Nazis are the virus.

http://www.idyllicliving.com/david-rockefeller.html

“Long overdue for WE THE PEOPLE (Humanity) to cure ourselves of them.”

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 6:50 PM

This is my utopia,We have our own police force for the people with the people.We have our own education,Our own money our polices our own freedom to do what we need to do together.And I bet we will be happier free than we have ever been.Germany bombed London they never bombed the palaces or rich man’s homes.They are at war with us!!!!!!And people need to wake up to this?Plandemic who got rich?Who had parties while our families got euthanised?.These people make money out of crisis through fear is this how you want to live perpetual wars?Remember Ukraine and Russia went along with the plandemic,This is all a joke we need to stand together because we only have each other we are alone battered and bruised like a child.Wipe politicians police dressed as soldiers institutions from your memory these are parasites they have infiltrated every institution every way of life they have taken everything away from us.People keep going on about a war it’s all smoke and mirrors probably 50 years ago Russia pulled the short straw he had to be the scapegoat they all love each other they don’t love us.

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 8:05 PM
Reply to  Annie

People have been too weakened ain’t never going to happen.It is a dream.

eman
eman
Mar 3, 2022 8:17 PM
Reply to  Annie

you will not get past the lawmakers rule of law fence with you own police force and education requires that someone with expertise dedicate their lives to teaching..

We need to quit contributing to charities and establish and fund a central multinational organization made up of the governed from every nation state in the world. Hold conferences and get these issues on the table. The only way to defeat this organized crime control over government is to ignore nation states borders, ignore cultural differences, and act as humans threatened by warlords out to terminate your very existence.

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 9:37 PM
Reply to  eman

There must be somewhere outa here said the people to the beast i see no religion only the beast ok I messed up the words but same message.We are doomed unless we do something 😬👍

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 10:17 PM
Reply to  eman

Our police do not fight for us they are under the apron of the masters protesting is not working they are getting tougher and tougher for their masters.We don’t need to fight ee just need to take these mill stones off our necks.

eman
eman
Mar 3, 2022 8:37 PM
Reply to  Researcher

This control grid is already in place it is called the digital platform.. and it runs on top of the network every governed person in the world pays for [the Internet] because the governments keep the Internet running, but the digital warlords privately own the digital platform. The government pays to keep the nodes on the Internet connected up and tne wire lighted up, (as this is the internet bu tthe internet has nothing to do with communications. its the infra structure just like a highway is to a truck or a rail track is to a train. How you say do the war lords own the digital platform?

When you string a wire from point A to B nothing happens.. When u put a battery on one end of the wire and read the output in volts on the other end of the wire you can communicate over the wire by turning the battery on and off. (the teletype so to speak).

If you place, after the battery, at the transmit end, a frequency generator, you can send many on off signals (digital binary bits) to a receiver at the other end of the wire and if you patent a receiver you can attach it to the wire and interpret those bits as per the design of the receiver and the software that is contained in the receiver. That interpretation is the job of copyrighted software and patented hardware.. and it is at this interface between signal on wire, at the transmit end and signal end that delineates the Internet from the digital platform. converting messages into bits at the transmit end and converting bits into the original message at the receiver is not a function of the Internet. It is a function of the digital platform. This interface divides the internet from the digital platform. The digital platform runs on top of the internet.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 3, 2022 10:57 PM
Reply to  eman

The control grid alluded to in my link, is the intent to remove all cash, replace with CBDC, replace capitalism with stakeholder capitalism, and instigate carbon taxes, a rentier and circular economy to replace the liner economy, and automated fines, automated taxation and monitoring of every transaction or activity of humanity, resulting in forced medication, as well as a social credit system as a form of censorship and behavior modification, which eventually replaces the need for individual, incorporated municipalities posing as administrations (governments). What you think of as a nation state.

Governments are arms length, corporate subsidiaries of the banking-merchant-military cartel.

So too, is the entire communications network, including satellite, internet, radio, phone and television.

The point is the consolidation of all technologies globally, under one digital umbrella to depopulate and create a technocratic tyranny that can’t be challenged or reformed.

May Hem
May Hem
Mar 3, 2022 11:01 PM
Reply to  Researcher
Grafter
Grafter
Mar 3, 2022 6:06 PM

Let’s not forget that this is not the first time that ‘Great’ Britain has extended the welcome hand to Ukrainians whose lives are threatened by evil Russia. in 1946 assistance was given to thousands of men belonging SS Divisions, notably with the 14th Ukrainian Waffen SS ‘Galicia’ amongst others who with assistance from the Ukrainian Relief Committee of Great Britain and the Catholic Church arranged with the British Government to extend “free settler” emigration status and to assist them in resettlement in Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries. Many of these men had served as guards in the Nazi death camps of Treblinka, Belsen and Sobibor.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 3, 2022 11:14 PM
Reply to  Grafter

Because nation states aren’t real and neither are wars. They’re an orchestrated, coordinated mechanism to divide, conquer, racketeer and depopulate to deflate debt.

The allies vs Germany, Italy and Japan isn’t believable. Especially once you know all world leaders were Freemasons. And the banking-merchant-military cartel own all “governments“ through a contractual, corporate, (legal fiction) subsidiary mechanism.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 6:06 PM

“From New Zealand- Undercover Scamdemic Gestapo Nazis enforcing the ‘Big Lie’, the Big Cull, the Great Ripoff and the Grand Enslavement for their corporate fascist oligarch mobster psycho Nazi bosses?

https://www.reddit.com/r/AHomeForPlagueRats/comments/t5myme/new_zealand_footage_uploaded_one_hour_ago/

“Hard to say because of all the gas/smoke in the air.”

Phantasm
Phantasm
Mar 3, 2022 5:47 PM

PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING – “REVOLUTION” (2012-2014 TV SERIES) Worldwide power cut
https://www.bitchute.com/video/A9jyjbVLWty2/

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Mar 3, 2022 4:32 PM

For information our satellite internet connection is down here in France along with another 9000 French subscribers and many in other countries.

Apparently, this satellite covers much of Europe including Ukraine

It went off on 24 Feb at 6 am. just as Russia were invading Ukraine.

The owner of the satellite (Viasat) has confirmed that it is a cyber attack.

Curious as to why there is no media coverage after a whole week.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 5:25 PM

“What are they hiding? Censorship is attack upon ALL THE PEOPLE not just those parties that one finds inimical to ones criminal activities. The war racketeer corporate fascist eugenicist oligarch mobster psychopath Nazis are enemies of WE THE PEOPLE (Humanity). They are disturbed psychotics that will be the death of us all. They need to be stopped, routed, overthrown and brought to account.”

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http://www.idyllicliving.com/david-rockefeller.html

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 7:52 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

“Seems yet more censorship is on the way.”

https://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-homeland-security-report-false-and-misleading-narratives-and-conspiracy-theories-to-be-categorized-as-terrorism/5772797

“If Smedley was still breathing the psycho Nazis would be censoring him as a dangerous conspiracy theorist.”

To Hell With War and To Hell With Censorship!”

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 9:39 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

👍

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 4, 2022 12:46 PM

The cyber attak is a claim. Anyway, expect more failures. The current plans cover tens or hundreds of thousands of additional satellites. It is only a matter of time before the millions of bits of orbiting debris hit them or they hit one another.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Mar 3, 2022 4:32 PM

People misunderstand the notion of ‘freedom’. Back in the pre-Internet days we’d see people standing on soapboxes (literally) at Hyde Park Corner in London ranting away about this and that. No interference by the authorities. We’re free — to be ineffectual. Try to be a genuine opposition and you’ll meet resistance big time. A recent example from the UK illustrates this with the hatchet job done on Jeremy Corbyn a few years back. I don’t know how good a Prime Minister he would have been, I’d guess not that effective, but then individual leaders no matter who they are don’t change things. (Also, as Harold Wilson found out there’s plenty of crises to keep people occupied should the worst happen.) There was obviously something else that was worrying ‘sound’ people, and that was probably that he’d get to know things that maybe he shouldn’t because he couldn’t be relied on to keep his mouth shut and ‘play the game’. What’s significant, though, isn’t this speculation but the over the top propaganda barrage directed at him, far more than was really necessary to just win elections and the like. It was so obvious even from where I sit, 6000 miles away. I wonder what they were so afraid of?

Jo Dominich
Jo Dominich
Mar 3, 2022 6:47 PM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Quote simply put they firstly knew covid was coming, secondly, they know he wouldn’t play the establishment’so way and thirdly, he was going to make the millionaires billionnaires and the Global including companies like Amazon pay a fair share of their taxes. In other words he was threatening the interests of the WEF global elite who need their billions to execute their world domination. He couldn’t be bought also he was going to recognise Palestine as a state. That would never do now would it? Remember the fake Zinoviec letter faked by the security services in order to bring down the Wilson Gov

Waldorf
Waldorf
Mar 3, 2022 7:13 PM
Reply to  Martin Usher

My own theory is “they” have been expecting conflict, pestilence and economic collapse and the over-the-top propaganda and media campaigns are a preparation. At least to some extent, they probably created or are creating all three, so they know of it in advance. Corbyn as a sort of secular version of the Antichrist was an early sign. Then the combination of frenzied propaganda and state restrictions over Covid was another. Now Ukraine. Corbyn was basically a social democrat but even that is too left for the powers that be. A genuine opposition that is more than nugatory is simply not allowed. So we have Starmer being more loyal to NATO than even the Tories.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 4, 2022 11:35 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Yes, I remember as a 1970’s Trotskyist in the UK attending demo after demo. They were such civilised affairs. Permission was applied for and always granted, traffic diversions were put in place to keep the marching route clear and police were on duty to protect the marchers. You would walk along, perhaps clutching a placard, chanting some slogan in unison and after about an hour you would congregate and listen to a few speeches, applaud enthusistically and then go home. I remember sometimes wondering why it was so easy, and of course it was because we were ineffectual. I realized that if those in power felt challenged, they would make protest difficult. And I think that’s where we are now.

Trewpol
Trewpol
Mar 3, 2022 4:12 PM

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wardropper
wardropper
Mar 3, 2022 5:14 PM
Reply to  Trewpol

⬆︎

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 3:47 PM

“Corporate Fascist Nazis Past and Present: THE BUSH MAFIA CRIME FAMILY”
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“Prescott Bush the conduit between the Rockefeller Mafia Crime Organization and the Third Reich or the 1933/1934 Wall Street Putsch against FDR? You decide.”

Howard
Howard
Mar 3, 2022 5:04 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

Insider trading is only illegal for the likes of Martha Stewart – not for the big traders.

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 9:45 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

I wish I had a magic wand and make the real psychopaths disappear.But as in every world take down ai niiger

Annie
Annie
Mar 3, 2022 10:27 PM
Reply to  Annie

Is someone standing in the wings.Stupid phone.😂😂😂

moneycircus
moneycircus
Mar 3, 2022 3:14 PM

A heartfelt rant (in the good sense: absolutely in the right place) but then…

The language of caring is a deception; borrowed from the Green agenda, which perhaps is difficult to acknowledge politically. Patrick Wood showed by textual analysis that the UN biodiversity agenda is cover for genetics.

On Day 6 of the Grand Jury, Wood exposed the link to the agendas currently being rolled out.

Biodiversity is a euphemism. The main focus of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is not protecting the environment but enabling pharma and biotech to profit from genetic manipulation and the patenting of life.

Back at the Rio Summit in 1992, The Investors were already looking at modifying the genes not just of plants but animals including humans – so that they owned them. This was revealed in a book The Earth Brokers 1994.

Back then we had no idea what emerging biotechnology industries were — but someone did.

What’s more, the authors of The Earth Brokers said that UNTCAD research showed that the technocratic agenda would a) increase inequality b) lead to pollution, massive resource extraction and despoliation.

The Global Biodiversity Assessment (1995) has 1152 pages and 900 of those (78%) mention genetics, genes, biotech, DNA, Ribosome.

Wood argues that the last frontier was the manipulation and ownership of human life, which is the transhuman agenda from a philosophical point of view (that going forward technology, not evolution, will drive development.)

One takeaway: the real agenda is the absolute opposite of what the environmental movement is paid to trumpet. It’s not about saving the Earth but owning it.

The UN is the transmission mechanism to spread the agenda. Same goes for the World Economic Forum. Schwab is pushing technocracy and transhumanism. Technocracy is to the economic, social structure as tranhumanism is to the human body.

All the rest is a cover story. The Great Narrative as WEF itself admits.

McMurphy
McMurphy
Mar 3, 2022 2:48 PM

Great article by Colin Todhunter. I’ve also recommended his mini e-book: Food, Dependency and Dispossession: Cultivating Resistance to a few free thinking friends.
I’d be interested to know if he’s written any other books on the subject?

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 2:44 PM

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“Zelensky looks at Nazi Boy as a role model. Figures the pay is better as a slimy corrupt corporate fascist toady political hack sock puppet than a washed up stand up comic never was.”

winegum
winegum
Mar 3, 2022 1:47 PM

I’m not a socialist, to me what is paramount is family! I don’t have kids & I’m too old to start, but to me the fundamental purpose of life is family, I don’t mean the neoliberal pseudo family.

I do not harbour any animosity toward deviant lifestyles, but family is a union (not religious) between male & female to raise their genetic offspring. It is physically impossible for it to be any other way, you can hijack the meaning of words but you can not change nature.

The reason I say this is that I recently read Putin’s “Empire of Lies” speech & one paragraph profoundly struck a chord with me.

Properly speaking, the attempts to use us in their own interests never ceased until quite recently: they sought to destroy our traditional values and force on us their false values that would erode us, our people from within, the attitudes they have been aggressively imposing on their countries, attitudes that are directly leading to degradation and degeneration, because they are contrary to human nature. This is not going to happen. No one has ever succeeded in doing this, nor will they succeed now.

I’ve never had a home I could call my own, I’ve never felt like I belonged to a place, & i’m sick to death of liberals telling me what I value & I should defend their sham democracy. I’m British by birth, that’s it! I’m told I must welcome unfettered immigration that competes with my own interests, that I should feel ashamed for the pigmentation of my own skin, that all the laws of nature should be dismissed & what I should be defending is a faux academic construct of a LGBT+++ community that despises & ostracizes anyone who disagrees with their artificial values.

For a libertarian minded person who gets his truth & inspiration from nature, there is nothing worth defending or dying for in this country any more (if there ever was). I can only admire the Russians for finding their hill to fight on! I don’t have a hill I’m permitted to call my own.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 3, 2022 2:26 PM
Reply to  winegum

Hello winegum: You are correct. Just as in all things of Nature, the primary reason anyone is born is to create the next generation, period. The rest is nothing more than elaborate foreplay.
The proletariat has been mentally and psychically sterilized for nearly 2000 years. The average person has no clue as to the depth of the “corporate” industrial game. They cling to the illusions of wealth and freedom and sell their souls into slavery.

Howard
Howard
Mar 3, 2022 4:02 PM
Reply to  winegum

You are 100% spot on when you say “the fundamental purpose of life is family” (i.e., procreation).

This truth, however, is where Nature went wrong vis-a-vis humans. We can think and imagine and reason and plan and a few other neat things – all of which begs the question Nature never intended any of its species to pose: Is That All There Is?

So far as we know, no other species on Earth has the ability to question its reason for being. Once procreation culminates in birth and birth culminates in child rearing, our job is done.

The question then becomes: why should we continue living after we’ve fulfilled our destiny? Should we die and decrease the surplus population (as Mr Scrooge opined before his apotheosis), thus freeing resources for the next generation of procreators?

That sure would suit GloboCap to a tee.

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Mar 3, 2022 10:05 PM
Reply to  Howard

The human condition is precisely why it is not enough nor our primary raison d’être just to procreate and raise a family. We are here to evolve, mentally and spiritually.

les online
les online
Mar 3, 2022 11:49 PM
Reply to  Howard

AS you probably know Howard, Nature got a lot of things wrong. But we have Geneticists and Transhumanists who will correct Nature’s Mistakes.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 3, 2022 5:50 PM
Reply to  winegum

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les online
les online
Mar 3, 2022 11:41 PM
Reply to  winegum

Many of the members of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) – through to the 1970-80s – were staunchly pro-USSR precisely because the USSR upheld and promoted the values that Putin talks about, values long forsaken by the decadent West. In the UK many of the spies recruited by Stalin’s USSR felt their democracy was a sham. Without Mary Whitehouse stepping forward to defend traditional & family values the UK would have dissipated into lawless anarchy and arrant dissolute hedonism.+

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 4, 2022 1:14 AM
Reply to  les online

Mary Whitehouse made some good points, but, after a couple of years in a position of real political power, I suspect she would have been Orwell’s boot stamping on a human face – forever…
She was not what one would call a wise woman, although she was certainly a conservative one.

We can’t just ignore the regularity with which power corrupts, and the dangers of a Puritan background are manifold.
They are precisely the reason why today’s American politicians are so hypocritical – they’re quick to judge, but they don’t keep any mirrors at home.

A great deal of wisdom is required to run a populous country well, but wisdom automatically takes you out of the running right from the start in today’s politics.
Socrates would have had to commit suicide fifty years earlier if he had ever achieved enough status to be able effectively to criticize today’s Establishment, while Solomon would have been locked up for spreading ‘disinformation’…

When exceptional wisdom enters mankind’s environment, as it has done even in recent centuries, it is marginalized and quietly fried to a crisp.

What we’re looking for here is a way of incapacitating the owners of our mainstream media. They are deliberately preventing normal learning processes from taking place in our society, as well as being ham-fisted, mediocre and incompetent into the bargain.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 4, 2022 9:19 AM
Reply to  winegum

I’m British by birth, that’s it! I’m told I must welcome unfettered immigration that competes with my own interests, that I should feel ashamed for the pigmentation of my own skin

Awww. Diddums, poor white male.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 4, 2022 1:46 PM
Reply to  Orthus

There is another side to this, however:

For example, just switch that scenario to a born African in, say, Uganda, not so many years ago…

“I’m African by birth; that’s it!
I’m told I must welcome unfettered British immigration that competes with my own interests – that I should feel ashamed for the pigmentation of my own skin”…

Would his neighbours have said, “Awww, Diddums… Poor black male!” ?

For the record: Britain had many colonies in Africa – without the informed consent of either the African people or the British people.
Those decisions were taken by ‘the authorities’:

In British West Africa there was Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Southern Cameroon, and Sierra Leone;
in British East Africa there was Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar);
and in British South Africa there was South Africa, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Nyasaland (Malawi), Lesotho, Botswana, and Swaziland.

To take the microcosmic example of Iceland:
The country is currently following the general European hysteria of admitting – in large numbers – people they know nothing at all about into their society, and already, within just a few years, organized crime has rocketed.
International mafia tactics are now evident, police corruption is evident, and racial hate crimes – on both sides – are evident.

Who benefits? Well, certainly not Iceland.

As with Jordan Peterson’s campaign for freedom of vocabulary, the issue is not whether to show compassion and sympathy for individuals whose circumstances are different, or even desperate. Any normal human being would go along with that.
The issue centres around making it compulsory for people to follow the dictates of their government, at a time when most governments don’t know what they’re doing – or care – just so long as some sort of profit goes into their pockets.

And the inherent dangers are immense.

The New, ‘One-World’ Order, of course, loves the idea of everything being chaotically mixed up, because chaos is the cue for “The Saviour” to move in.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 5, 2022 5:38 AM
Reply to  wardropper

From the capitalist perspective, what increases includes security fixtures, weaponry, insurance, consultancy, prisons and above all, the vaunted GDP.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 4, 2022 1:44 PM
Reply to  winegum

If you had kids, you might want to rethink that “to me what is paramount is family!”
After all, they don’t stay little and cute for long.

I have kids and grandkids, and I love them all – but in small doses.
It is possible to have wider horizons than ‘family’, and, where appropriate, I would definitely recommend it.

TDj
TDj
Mar 6, 2022 9:33 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Amen to that: Wd. on the Balkan Orthodox Sunday of Foregiveness,
I hope you’ll excuse my idle interest & humour, but does living in Iceland,
how shall I say, help regulate the various doses of family entertainment?
Or did you all move there? (( chuckles )) Forgive me…

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 3, 2022 1:25 PM

https://news.sky.com/story/electric-car-prices-are-about-to-plummet-heres-why-12536407

Here’s why – electric cars have been designated the future by the WEF because they can been turned off at the flick of a switch and therefore they’re being massively underwritten by taxpayer money.

Being unable to travel anywhere because vehicles and/or fuel have been artificially made unaffordable is just as much as being locked-down by convid restrictions.

Howard
Howard
Mar 3, 2022 4:05 PM
Reply to  Edwige

Who knows: this may force us to go back to Olden Times, when our workplace was close to our homes; and when we needed to go farther we could hitch up the horse and buggy.

takeadeepbreath
takeadeepbreath
Mar 3, 2022 7:47 PM
Reply to  Howard

Could be another reason why the anti-bike rhetoric seems to be so strong. Too free on a bike.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 4, 2022 2:18 PM
Reply to  Edwige

With a driverless road vehicle, the possibilities include
:- requiring you to file a journey plan file, for work and especially leisure
:- barring journeys
:- taking you straight to jail.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 3, 2022 12:45 PM

Guardian excels itself.

Analysts identify top 10 ‘war myths’ of Russia-Ukraine conflict

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/03/russia-ukraine-conflict-top-10-war-myths-newsguard

No Nazis in Ukrainia, no Western involvement in Maidan: pass the sick bucket.

Trewpol
Trewpol
Mar 3, 2022 1:05 PM
Reply to  Orthus

This is hilarious: None of what you say happened since 2014 in Ukraine that led to this conflagration because WE SAY SO!! So there!!!

Koba
Koba
Mar 3, 2022 1:32 PM
Reply to  Orthus

The guardian is the worst paper in Britain and holds far too much power for a paper with practically no readers

Howard
Howard
Mar 3, 2022 4:07 PM
Reply to  Koba

Ah, but the right people read it!

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 3, 2022 1:49 PM
Reply to  Orthus

When it comes to harsh reality, we shouldn’t look away.

When it comes to The Guardian, we must look away.
What they write these days concerns no one.

moneycircus
moneycircus
Mar 3, 2022 3:30 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I took a look at the fascist thing.

I’m a big fan of the 1930s novels of Eric Ambler, when the world was a simpler place: fascists bad, Bolsheviks good. Like Orwell, he was rudely disabused of his former loyalty.

But today we lack the other side. Our youth in particular is dragged into a kind of melded-gelded fascismo-commuismo and it is very dangerous.

Fellow posters don’t need my small words but the precipice is deep and we’re on the edge.

https://moneycircus.substack.com/p/eurasia-note-24-hunting-fascists

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Mar 3, 2022 4:23 PM
Reply to  moneycircus

Just reread A Coffin for Dmitros recently and was struck by how accurately Ambler portrays international facsicm. Most crime fiction today is just as propoganda laden as all other media – but the good stuff (like James Ellroy) I firmly believe is the best fiction by anyone in the west. Truth through fiction for w/e it’s worth. Writing against power structures as Delillo said.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 3, 2022 5:29 PM
Reply to  moneycircus

Good point, Money.

My worry is that even elementary morality is now so far in the past that there no longer is an “other side” for us to lack.

When people of my grandchildren’s generation proudly state (as a matter of fashion, not of principle), “I have no faith”, I see them as cut off from the sources of human wisdom, such as it is.

And I have no idea how to bridge that abyss without antagonizing them and driving them further into the Christopher Hitchens camp – the camp that believes all religion boils down to power-crazy patriarchs who are intent upon enslaving us.

Perhaps it is always largely a question of waiting until long experience and the ‘ripeness of old-age’ teach us what we need to know, but our time is running out, and, as you say, “we’re on the edge”…

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Mar 3, 2022 6:40 PM
Reply to  wardropper

And of course the atheists and so called skeptics of the Hitchens ilk line right up at the altar of the State. Not a shred of skepticism left for the increasingly nonsensical and insane narratives swallowed whole by the generation you speak of.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 4, 2022 12:57 AM

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Also an excellent observation.

Hitchens was sometimes astonishing in his capacity to see through certain examples of b/s at the same time as not seeing through conventional Establishment b/s, some of which is truly preposterous…

Still, my only serious criticism of him would be that the compass of the net he cast into the ocean of man’s flaws and weaknesses was bigger than the ocean itself…
I think he was a genuine searcher, but not free of prejudice.

Also gifted with great intelligence and memory, he was about as materialistic as a person could possibly be, yet he admitted at the end of his life that he liked nice surprises, and his humour often had an endearing warmth to it.
He is missed by many for good reason.

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Mar 4, 2022 5:45 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Certainly – we all have blind spots. I guess as I get older I’m becoming a bit more romantic in my outlook. Started out as skeptical as Hume damn near but have to cede there is something different about humanity. I’ve always thought that Camus’ idea of philosophical suicide could just as easily be applied to the state as to religion – and it seems the vast majority of the west has taken that leap of faith for the state or maybe now science or experts.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 4, 2022 9:40 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Thing is though, The Guardian is different. The other British rags could be relied upon to lie just to get Boris out of a hole. Once upon a time I wouldn’t have expected lies from them (except certain foreign correspondents), differences of opinion, yes, out and out lies, no. But this articles is just unconvincing (to non-covidians) lies.

I was reading a reasonable Guardian article the other day, but it was written in 2014 and, funnily enough, there were neo-Nazis in the Ukraine. I also watched a clip from BBC Newsnight and they managed to find neo-Nazis: then but not now.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 4, 2022 1:53 PM
Reply to  Orthus

You’re certainly right to point out that there has been a precipitous decline in the Guardian since I first started reading it a long time ago.

The mainstream press now specializes in outright lying, but the surprising thing is that they are still so bad at it…
It’s the child caught in the act of stealing a chocolate cake, with the evidence all over his face, saying, over and over again, “I didn’t do it!”, yet seriously expecting us to believe him…

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 5, 2022 5:41 AM
Reply to  Orthus

The politically up-to-date truth evolves. As Animal Farm had it, “4 legs good, 2 legs better”.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 3, 2022 12:13 PM

Why are people always knocking Pfizer?

Do they forget that we British have our own crooked drug company, AZ?

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 3, 2022 3:49 PM
Reply to  Orthus

I’ve noticed the propaganda meme (or advertising) is much easier for people to swallow, if the title is limited to one syllable… Seems people get confused by anything more exotic.

Mr Y
Mr Y
Mar 3, 2022 4:53 PM
Reply to  Orthus

*They* bad, *we* good.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 4, 2022 9:30 AM
Reply to  Mr Y

But take a look at AstraZeneca. They are corrupt and a look at their falsified drug trials leads right back to Oxford University, which then leads to Covid.

Pakistanicecream
Pakistanicecream
Mar 3, 2022 12:12 PM

Great article.

Robespierre
Robespierre
Mar 3, 2022 11:45 AM

Interesing, still would like to see an article on the Off G about the US Biolabs in Ukraine. Is this part of the mix or not?

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 12:44 PM
Reply to  Robespierre

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S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 3, 2022 1:00 PM
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mgeo
mgeo
Mar 4, 2022 2:37 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

News on Lugar Centre for “Public Health Research” in Tiblisi

In 2007, a specific strain of “African” swine fever appeared in Georgia before spreading to Europe, Russia, China and SE Asia.
In a 2015 medical trial ostensibly for a hepatitis medicine, “Crimean-Congo” hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) killed 73 participants.
-Igor Kirillov 2018

237 cases of CCHF also occurred in Afghanistan, with 41 deaths.
Just across the border from Georgia, Russians reported, and video-recorded, a drone dispersing a white powder overhead.
The government of Georgia provided pathogens for anthrax, tularemia, brucella and plague to the centre.
-Dilyana Gaytandzhieva 2018

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 3, 2022 1:21 PM
Reply to  Robespierre

A fear narrative. To keep the contagion myth alive. There’s a bunch of red herrings in those labs. Maybe they’ll release another deadly, contagious, imaginary molecule nobody can ever find.

Howard
Howard
Mar 3, 2022 4:12 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Perhaps not everything being created in biolabs is pathogenic. There may well be gases and other not so imaginary molecules being readied in case the “vaccine” fails to do its job – which it will. Human critters have proven themselves notoriously hard to get rid of.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 3, 2022 8:53 PM
Reply to  Howard

Did you see the List of Adverse Events of Special Interest. Starts on page 30. Read it.

Mark EL
Mark EL
Mar 3, 2022 5:46 PM
Reply to  Researcher

‘Vaccine’ = bioweapon?

Best delivery method I can think of.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 3, 2022 9:00 PM
Reply to  Mark EL

Exactly. The list of “adverse events of special interest” is mind blowing.

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Mar 3, 2022 10:12 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Perhaps they just call these lab/weapons “bio” when they are really chemical labs/weapons… with some added muck from sick animals and humans. – Typical vaccines, then.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 3, 2022 11:52 PM
Reply to  Veri Tas

Yeah. The vax is a bioweapon because injections are “biologics”. They contain biological material such as animal DNA, animal by-products including cancerous animal cells and recombinant or synthetic proteins. They can also be manufactured using bacteria. Or egg products.

Monoclonal antibodies, plasma etc are biologics. GMOs are biological and chemical weapons.

Small molecules, such as chemo, RX drugs and OTC medicine are chemical weapons that affect biological functions. Fluoride and chlorine in the water. Heavy metals sprayed from the skies. Pesticides etc. That’s all chemical warfare.

They also have frequency weapons which include radiation, x-rays, MRIs, ultrasound, the communications sector and the energy sector, with dirty electricity, antennas, 5G, arrays, high frequency power lines and SMART meters, and SMART devices.

What’s going on in those labs is the testing, research and development of the latest warfare mechanisms against humanity. But nothing can escape, like a runaway virus.

Nick
Nick
Mar 4, 2022 4:13 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Whilst this will be considered off topic I must say what I have to say. There are a handful of folks who comment here including yourself, Maxwell, Moneycircus etc etc who have the ability to parse difficult concepts in laymen’s language. I salute all of you and the wisdom you have shared, please do not ever stop as we are listening. Maxwell has been quiet of late and I miss this character. Keep on keeping on…

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 4, 2022 4:39 PM
Reply to  Nick

Thanks. It’s not easy to condense or edit complex subjects. But I try.

May Hem
May Hem
Mar 3, 2022 11:47 PM
Reply to  Robespierre

I would say this was more distraction for the sheeple. Seems the real purpose of this staged “war” is to issue in a digital currency control grid. I expect a cyber polygon event soon – like the last one, organised by WEF and, among others, the Russian Central Bank.

(This site is from Researcher’s recent post)
https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=SMGK57YD33M6