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Counterinsurgency, PSYOPS and the Military Origins of the Internet

Dustin Broadbery

Part 1: Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

As the digital revolution was underway in the mid-nineties, research departments at the CIA and NSA were developing programs to predict the usefulness of the world wide web as a tool for capturing what they dubbed “birds of a feather” formations. That’s when flocks of sparrows make sudden movements together in rhythmical patterns.

They were particularly interested in how these principles would influence the way that people would eventually move together on the burgeoning internet: Would groups and communities move together in the same way as ‘birds of a feather, so that they could be tracked in an organised way? And if their movements could be indexed and recorded, could they be identified later by their digital fingerprints?

To answer these questions, the CIA and NSA established a series of initiatives called Massive Digital Data Systems (MDDS) to directly fund tech entrepreneurs through an inter-university disbursement program. Naming their first unclassified briefing for computer scientists ‘birds of a feather,’ which took place in San Jose in the spring of 1995.

Amongst the first grants provided by the MDDS program to capture the ‘birds of a feather’ theory towards building a massive digital library and indexing system – using the internet as its backbone – were dispersed to two Stanford University PHD’s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who were making significant headways in the development of web-page ranking technology that would track user movements online.

Those disbursements, together with $4.5 million in grants from a multi-agency consortium including NASA and DARPA, became the seed funding that was used to establish Google.

Eventually MDDS was integrated into DARPA’s global eavesdropping and data-mining activities that would attempt total information awareness over US citizens. Few understand the extent to which Silicon Valley is the alter-ego of Pentagon-land, even fewer realise the impact this has had on the social sphere.   But the story does not begin with Google, nor the military origins of the internet, it goes back much further in time, to the dawn of counterinsurgency and PSYOPs during the second world war.

The Dawn of PSYOPs

According to historian Joy Rhodes, a renowned physicist told U.S. defence secretary Robert McNamara in 1961:

While World War I might have been considered the chemists’ war, and World War II was considered the physicists’ war, World War III . . . might well have to be considered the social scientists’ war.”

The intersection of social science and military intelligence is recognised by the US Army to have begun during WW1 when pre-war journalist Captain Blankenhorn established the Psychological Subsection in the War Department to coordinate combat propaganda.

These grey-area operations, as they become known, plateaued during world war II, when military strategists, building on wartime research in crowd psychology, drafted social scientists into the war effort through the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD). The office would aggregate information about the German people and develop propaganda and psychological operations (PSYOPS) to lower their morale. This culminated in 1942, with the US federal government becoming the leading employer of psychologists in the US.

OSRD was an early administration of the Manhattan Project and responsible for important wartime developments in technology, including radar. The agency was Directed by engineer and inventor, Vannevar Bush – a key player in the history of computing, known for his work on The Memex, an early hypothetical computer device, that would store and index a user’s books, records and other information, and which would go on to inspire most major advancements in the development of personal computers over the next 70 years.

As the second world war ended, and a new threat emerged from post war ravaged Europe, scholars and soldiers once again reunited to defeat an invisible and aggressively expansionist adversary.  Though this opponent may sound like COVID-19, it was in fact the Soviet Union.

Across the Soviet satellites in Europe and in the nations threatened by communism in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, cold war special operations, as they become known, were a nebulous category of military activity that included psychological and political warfare, guerrilla operations and counterinsurgency.  To mobilise these ‘special warfare tactics’ the army established the Office of the Chief of Psychological Warfare (OCPW) in 1951, whose mission was to recruit, organise, equip, train, and provide doctrinal support to Psywarriors.

The office was directed by General Robert McClure, a founding father of psychological warfare and friend of the Shah of Iran, who was instrumental in the overthrow of Mohammad Mosaddegh in the 1953 Iranian coup d’état.

Integral to the projects of McClure’s OCPW, was a quasi-academic institution with a long history of military service called the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). Founded by anthropologist turned FBI whistle-blower George Murdock, HRAF was set up to collect and standardise data on primitive cultures around the world. During WW2 its researchers worked hand in glove with naval intelligence to develop propaganda materials that would help the US liberate pacific nations from Japanese control.  By 1954, the department had grown into an inter-university consortium of 16 academic institutions, funded by the army, CIA, and private philanthropies.

In 1954 the OCPW negotiated a contract with the HRAF to author a series of special warfare handbooks, disguised as scholarship, that sought to understand the intellectual and emotional character of strategically important people, particularly their thoughts, motivations and actions, with entire chapters compiled on the attitudes and subversive potentials of foreign nationals, while other chapters focussed on the means of transmitting propaganda in each target nation, whether news, radio or word of mouth.  This was, of course, decades before the internet.

SORO

In 1956, the Special Operations Research Office (SORO) emerged from these programs. Charged with managing the US Army’s psychological and unconventional warfare tactics during the cold war and taking the work of HRAF to the next level, SORO set about the monumental task of defining the political and social causes of Communist revolution, the laws governing social change and the theories of communication and persuasion that could be used to transform public perception.

SORO formed a central component of the Pentagons militarisation of social research, and particularly the ideas and doctrine that would usher in a gradual shift towards an American-led world order.

Its research team was located on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C, and comprised the era’s pre-eminent intellectuals and academics. SORO’s ensemble team, from the fields of psychology, sociology and anthropology, would immerse themselves in social system theory, analysing the society and culture of numerous target countries, particularly in Latin America, while confronting the universal laws governing social behaviour and the mechanisms of communication and persuasion in each jurisdiction.

If the US Army could understand the psychological factors that sparked revolution, they could, in theory, predict and intercept revolutions before they got off the ground.

SORO was part of a rapidly expanding nexus of federally Funded Research Centres (FCRC’s), that reoriented academia towards national security interests. Working at the intersection of science and the state, SORON’s, as they were known, advocated for an expert-directed democracy, regardless of the totalitarian consequences of social engineers and technocrats acquiring control over the thoughts, actions, and values of ordinary people.

In those early days of the cold war, academics and scientists working at the intersection of military and academia firmly believed that intellectuals should guide geopolitics. This was accepted as the most stable form of governance to take the free world into the next century. It explains how we have arrived under the rubric of the ‘settled science’ today. Or at least, policies masquerading as science. From the biosecurity state to the fundamentalism of climate science, much of what was achieved in those golden years of militarised social research shapes the twenty first century.

By 1962, sixty-six federally funded military research institutions were in operation. Between 1951 to 1967, the number tripled, while funding skyrocketed from $122 million to $1.6 billion.

But as opposition to the Vietnam War intensified in the 1960s, a growing number of intellectuals, policymakers and academics became increasingly concerned that the national security state was morphing into the statist, globalist force it had been fighting during the cold war and began publicly criticising Pentagon-funded social scientists as technocratic social engineers.

This inspired a wave of discontent for the militarisation of social research to grip America, culminating in 1969 with American University’s administrators banishing SORO from their campus and severing ties with their military partners.

The move was endemic of the changing attitude towards these grey area special operations and resulted in the 1960’s and 1970’s with the excommunication of military research centres from university campuses across the US. A move that forced the military to look elsewhere – towards the private sector for their alternative warfare capabilities.

Following a long tradition of public-private military cooperation, from the Rand Corporation to the Smithsonian Group, these quasi-private institutions were being spun-out of the military at a rate of knots since the 1940’s.

Project Camelot

One of the programs conceived by SORO was ‘Methods for Predicting and Influencing Social Change and Internal War Potential. Codenamed Project Camelot, the landmark program sought to understand the causes of social revolution and identify actions, within the realm of behavioural science, that could be taken to suppress insurrection. The goal, according to defence analyst, Joy Rhodes, was to ‘build a radar system for left wing revolutionaries.’ 

A sort of ‘computerised early warning system that could predict and prevent political movements before they ever got off the ground.’

‘This computer system’ writes Joy Rhodes, ‘could check up to date intelligence against a list of preconditions, and revolutions could be stopped before the instigators even knew they were headed down the path of revolution.’

The research collected by Project Camelot would produce predictive models of the revolutionary process and profile what social scientists deemed ‘revolutionary tendencies and traits.’ It was anticipated that such knowledge would not only help military leaders anticipate the trajectory of social change, but it would also enable them to design effective interventions that could, in theory, channel or suppress change in ways that were favourable to U.S. foreign policy interests.

It was intended that the information gathered by Project Camelot would funnel into a large ‘computerised database’ for forecasting, social engineering, and counterinsurgency, that could be tapped at any time by the military and intelligence community.

But the project was beleaguered by controversy when academics in South America discovered its military funding and imperialism motives.

The ensuing backlash resulted in Project Camelot being, ostensibly, shut down, though the core of its project survived. Multiple military research projects picked up on Project Camelot’s ‘early warning radar system for left wing revolutionaries,’ while its computerised database for ‘forecasting, social engineering, and counterinsurgency’ went onto inspire a nascent technology developed in the years to come, that would eventually become known to the world as the internet.

Part 2: The Military Origins of the Internet

At the height of the Cold War, US military commanders were pursuing a decentralised computer communications system without a base of operations or headquarters, that could withstand a Soviet strike, without blacking-out or destroying the entire network.

The project was coordinated by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), created by President Eisenhower in 1958, for the development of technologies that would expand the frontiers of science and technology and help the US close the missile gap with the Soviets.

DARPA has since been at the vanguard of every major advancement in the development of personal computers ever since the cold war, culminating in 1969 with the first computers being in universities across the US.

A few years later and DARPA would develop the protocols to enable connected computers to communicate transparently across multiple networks.  Known as The Internetting Project, DARPA’s prototypical communications network, the ARPANET, was born in 1973.

The project was eventually transferred to the Defence Communications Agency and integrated into the numerous new networks that had emerged. By 1983 the ARPANET was divided into two constituents: MILNET to be used by military and defence agencies, while the civilian version, would retain the ARPANET handle.

Fast forward to 1990 and the ARPANET was officially decommissioned, and the Internet privatised to a consortium of corporations including IBM and MCI.  Eventually the federal government created a dozen or so network providers and spun them off to the private sector, building companies that would become the backbone of today’s internet, including Verizon Time-Warner, AT&T and Comcast.

That’s the same six corporations who not only own 90% of US media outlets, they control the flow of global communications, through a process of absolute vertical-horizontal alignment of legacy media with digital media, and the infrastructures and technologies that enable their mass communication, including cable, satellite and wireless,  the devices and hardware, software and operating systems

JCR Licklider

A central player in the development of the ARPANET, who many consider the founding father of computing, was American psychologist, JCR Licklider.

Lick, as he was known, was the first Director of the agency tasked with executing DARPA’s information technology programs, The Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO), that has been responsible for just about major advancement in computer communications since the sixties.

As Stephen J. Lukasik, a contributor to the ARPANET project reflected in his paper ‘ ‘Why the Arpanet Was Built’:

Lick saw information technology and behavioural and cognitive science issues as connected.”

Lick was essentially predicting how the internet would go on to evoke real world social processes that would radically transform how we communicate, organise and process information. It is no coincidence that a psychologist of ‘Licks calibre was at the vanguard of a new technology designed to exploit basic vulnerabilities in the human psyche.

In the 1960’s Lick oversaw DARPA’s strategic interest in the new frontier of information technology, called Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI’s). In his famous paper, considered one of the most important in the history of computing, Lick put forward the then radical idea that the human mind would one day merge seamlessly with computers.

He was anticipating the evolution of AI and the role that DARPA would go on to play in funding just about every major advancement in BCI technology over eight decades, including Elon Musk’s fully-implanted, wireless, brain-machine interface company, Neuralink.

The Vietnam War

The ARPANET brought together the Pentagon’s war machine with university research departments and the Bay area’s counterculture scene. Inspiring much of the anecdotal idealism that would define the early years of cyberspace as a liberating new frontier for humanity. Cyberspace, it was lauded by its early adopters, would free information and provide universal connectivity. The realms of possibility were, indeed, endless.

But war hawks and intelligence analysts had other ideas. If the lessons of the Vietnam war were anything to go by, the future of US warfare would not be with nation states, it would be with ideologies, or more specifically, grassroots movements, such as the Viet Cong, who had the power to stoke the flames of civil unrest, that could lead to uprisings, or worse, revolution. Alternative approaches were, therefore, needed to infiltrate and disrupt this new threat to the free world.

As the war raged in Southeast Asia, another psychology PHD, Robert Taylor, joined DARPA as the agency’s third director. Taylor transferred to Vietnam in 1967, to establish the first computer centre at the Military Assistance Command base in Saigon, a central pillar in the DoD’s psychological warfare operations. The move was endemic of the changing rules of military engagement that saw DARPA, and indeed, this new technology, playing a major role in the war effort, both in Southeast Asia, and at home on US soil, against the growing anti-war movement.

In 1968, Taylor and ‘Lick published their seminal paper “The Computer as a Communication Device.” Laying out the future of what the Internet would eventually become. The paper began with the visionary statement: “In a few years, men will be able to communicate more effectively through a machine than face to face.”  Anticipating the meteoric rise of social media, particularly Facebook, in the decades to come.

Bringing the PSYOP Back Home

The origins of Facebook coincide with a controversial military program that was mysteriously shut down the same year Facebook launched.

The military program in question, LifeLog, was developed by DARPA’s Information Processing Techniques Office, with the stated aim of creating a permanent and searchable electronic diary of a person’s entire life – a dataset of their most personal information, including their movements,  conversations, connections, and everything they listened to, watched, read and bought.

But would people willingly give up a record of their private lives to a military intelligence social media platform?

Probably not. Enter Facebook.

LifeLog, meanwhile, was ostensibly shut down, but this was not the first nor the last time that a project of this magnitude would be proposed.

In a 1945 article for The Atlantic, Vannevar Bush who, the reader will recall, directed the US Army’s psychological operations during World War II, discussed his hypothetical project, The Memex, as a device “in which an individual stores all his books, records and communications, and which is mechanised so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility.”

In immortalising people’s lives, it was hoped that LifeLog would eventually contribute to the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI), that would one day think just like a human, intersecting with another DARPA backed project – the Personal Assistant That Learns (PAL) – a cognitive computing system designed to make military decision-making more efficient, which was eventually spun-off as Siri, the virtual assistant on Apple’s operating system, present in the homes of 1 billion unsuspecting people.

But LifeLog is just one part of the story. There was another DARPA program that was also ‘disappeared’ one year before Facebook mad its debut. Often cited as the precursor to Facebook. The Information Awareness Office (IAO) brought together several DARPA surveillance and information technology projects including MDDS which provided Googles seed funding.

The stated aim of the IAO was to gather and store the personal information of every US citizen, including their personal emails, social networks, lifestyles, credit card records, phone calls, medical records, without, of course, the need for a search warrant.  This information would funnel back to intelligence agencies, under the guise of predicting and preventing terrorist incidents before they happened. Reminiscent of Project Camelot’s early warning radar system for left wing revolutionaries.

Despite the government, apparently, abandoning their gambit for total information awareness over ordinary Americans, the core of the project survived.

I draw your attention to Palantir, the spooky data analytics firm founded by Facebook’s board member, Peter Thiel.

Portrayed as science fiction in the firm Minority Report, Palantir’s predictive policing analytics have been deployed extensively against insurgents in Iraq and by police departments in the US.

This is, of course, nothing new for the Chinese. The convergence of big tech data analytics with China’s social credits system has been used for many years to weed out and punish dissidents who can find themselves held indefinitely without charge or trial in political re-education camps for holding the wrong set of political beliefs.

But it must also be accepted, these Orwellian methods of repression did not originate in China.  The encroachment of the CIA onto the public sphere has been happening since the 1960’s, when the US imported years of counterinsurgency from the soviet satellites to tackle the anti-war and civil rights movements. This was ramped up in the wake of 9/11. And now through the backdoor of COVID-19 total information awareness is coming home to roost, as China’s social credits system has been implemented on the back of the Green Pass.

Before anti-vaxxer’s and conspiracy theorists, you had civil rights and anti-war activists. The ideology guiding dissent may have changed, but the military tactics used to counter it remain the same.

Part 3: The War is Over, The Good Guys Lost

If insurgency is defined as an organised political struggle by a hostile minority, attempting to seize power through revolutionary means, then counterinsurgency is the military doctrine historically used against non-state actors, that sets out to infiltrate and eradicate those movements.

Unlike conventional soldiers, insurgents are considered dangerous, not because of their physical presence on the battlefield, but because of their ideology.

As David Galula, a French commander who was an expert in counterinsurgency warfare during the Algerian War, emphasised:

In any situation, whatever the cause, there will be an active minority for the cause, a neutral majority, and an active minority against the cause. The technique of power consists in relying on the favourable minority in order to rally the neutral majority and to neutralise or eliminate the hostile minority.”

Overtime, however, the intelligence state lost touch with reality, as the focus of its counterinsurgency programs shifted from foreign to domestic populations, from national security risks to ordinary citizens, particularly in the wake of 9/11, when the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, began mapping out the Internet.

Thanks to Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, we now know that the NSA were collecting 200 billion pieces of data every month, including the cell phone records, emails, web searches and live chats of more than 200 million ordinary Americans. This was extracted from the world’s largest internet companies via a lesser-known, militarised data mining program called Prism.

There’s another name for this, and its total information awareness. But it’s also the highest attainment of a paranoid state, haunted by fear and looking and seeking absolute control over the general population. What ceases to be worth the candle is that their right to privacy is enshrined under the US Constitution’s fourth amendment.

Few understand how lockdowns are ripples on these troubled waters. Decades of counterinsurgency waged against one subset of society, branded insurgents for their Marxist ideals have, overtime, shifted to anyone holding anti-establishment views.  The predictive policing of track and trace and the theory of asymptomatic transmission are the unwelcome repercussions of an intelligence state seeking total information awareness.

Throughout COVID-19 anyone audacious enough to want to think for themselves or do their own research has had a target painted on their back.  But according to the EU, one third of Europe is unvaccinated. This correlates precisely with David Galula’s theory of counterinsurgency. Remember, one third of society is the active minority ‘against the cause,’ who must be neutralised or eliminated.

And for good reason. The freedom movement is within sniffing distance of mobilising popular support from the neutral majority and toppling the house of cards.  What follows is a protracted campaign to neutralise the opposition.

It was not so long ago that journalists were called muckrakers, for their proclivity for digging up dirt on the Robber Barons. But the targets of their derision learned how to throw mud back, using smear and innuendo. That’s where ‘conspiracy theorists,’ ‘anti-vaxxer’ and ‘right-wing extremist’ enters the lexicon.

When Domestic Populations Become the Battlefield

The use of counterinsurgency in the UK goes back to colonial India in the 1800s. According to historians, this is the first time the British government used methods of repression and social control against indigenous communities who were audacious enough to want to liberate their homeland from Imperialist rule.

Counterinsurgency was used extensively during The Troubles in Northern Ireland against another anti-imperialist faction, also looking to liberate their homeland from The Crown.  Much of the lessons learned in Northern Ireland were later transferred into the everyday policing and criminal justice policies of mainland Britain. And it wasn’t just dissenters who were targeted by these operations, it was anyone with left wing ideals, particularly trade unionists who, it could be argued, were conspiring with the Kremlin to overthrow parliamentary democracy.

I draw your attention to the spying and dirty tricks operations against the 1980s miners’ strike. This continued right up until 2012, when the police and intelligence communities were implicated in a plot to blacklist construction industry workers deemed troublesome for their union views.

The existence of a secret blacklist was first exposed in 2009, when investigators from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) raided an unassuming office in Droitwich, Worcestershire, and discovered an extensive database used by construction firms to vet and ultimately blacklist workers belonging to trade unions. More than 40 construction firms, including Balfour Beatty and Sir Robert McAlpine, had been funding the confidential database and keeping people out of work for many years.

If you want to know what happened to the left, look no further than Project Camelot’s early warning radar system for left wing revolutionaries. Decades of infiltration has recalibrated the left into genuflections of establishment interests. It was the unions who scuppered the easing of lockdowns in the UK and consistently called on the Department of Education to postpone the reopening of schools. This is despite the impact which school closures had on marginalised families, who were statistically more at risk from the fallout of lockdowns, and supposedly represented by union interests.

From the infiltration of unions to the co-option of activism, a judge-led public enquiry in 2016 revealed 144 undercover police operations had infiltrated and spied on more than 1,000 political groups in long term deployments since 1968. With covert spymasters rising in the ranks to hold influential leadership positions, guiding policy and strategy, and in some cases, radicalising those movements from within to damage their reputation and weaken public support.

We also need to talk about big philanthropy.  George Soros’ Open Foundation is the largest global donor to the twenty-first century’s equivalent of activist groups. The agitprop used in the former Soviet Union evolved, overtime, into the masthead of Extinction Rebellion. A motley crew of eco-warriors courted by high profile financial donors and aligned ideologically with the very multinational energy corporations they are supposedly at odds with. The theory of climate change came out of the UN, organiser of COP20, for what reason ER had to protest the event is anyone’s guess.

ER doner, George Soros, is also a seed investor in Avaaz, often cited as the world’s largest and most powerful online activist network. When the US was on the brink of insurrection, following the first lockdown, Black Lives Matter entered the fray, not so much a grassroots movement, but a proxy for the Democrats to essentially redirect the public’s outrage against lockdowns into the wrong, established-endorsed cause.

Counterinsurgency in the US

In the US, COINTELPRO was a series of illegal operations conducted by the FBI between 1956-1971, to disrupt, discredit and neutralise anyone considered a threat to national security. In the loosest possible definition, this included members of the Women’s Liberation Movement and even the Boy Scouts of America.

And it wasn’t just the customary wiretapping, infiltration and media manipulation, the FBI committed blackmail and murder.

Take for example the infamous forced suicide letter addressed to Martin Luther King that threatened to release a sex tape of the civil rights leaders’ extramarital activities, unless he took his own life. Consider also the FBI’s assassination of Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton.

In the 1960’s a Washington Post expose by army intelligence whistle-blower, Christopher Pyle, revealed a massive surveillance operation run by the Army, called CONUS Intel, involving thousands of undercover military agents infiltrating and spying on virtually everybody active on what they deemed ‘civil disturbances.’ It turns out, many of those targeted had done nothing even remotely subversive, unless you consider attending a left-wing college presentation or church meeting, revolutionary.

These programs came to a head in the 1970’s, when an investigation by the US Senate, conducted by the Church Committee, uncovered decades of serious, systemic abuse by the CIA. This included intercepting the mail and eavesdropping on the telephone calls of civil rights and anti-war leaders over two decades. As if predicting the internet as an instrument for mass surveillance, Senator Frank Church warned that the NSA’s capabilities could “at any time could be turned around on the American people.”

And turned around they were.

USAGM

Before the internet, the deployment of PSYOPS was limited to legacy media and permitted only on foreign soil. But that all changed in 2013, when the government granted themselves permission to target ordinary Americans.

Conceived at the end of the cold war as the Broadcasting Board of Governors, USAGM is a lesser-known government agency charged with broadcasting thousands of weekly hours of US propaganda to foreign audiences, that has played a major role in pushing pro-American stories to former Soviet Bloc countries ever since Perestroika.

Ostensibly concerned with maintaining US interests abroad, USAGM is also the primary funder of the Tor Project since inception. Tor, also known as The Onion Browser, is the mainstay of encrypted, anonymous search used by activists, hackers, and the anonymous community, if you can get your head around the fact that the confidential internet activity of anarchists has been framed by a PSYOP since the get-go.

For decades an anti-propaganda law, known as the Smith-Mundt Act, made it illegal for the government to conduct PSYOPS against US citizens. But that all changed in 2013 when the National Defence Authorization Act repealed that law and granted USAGM a licence to broadcast pro-government propaganda inside the United States.

To what extent US citizens are being targeted by propaganda is anyone’s guess, since PSYOPS largely take place online, where it’s difficult to distinguish between foreign and domestic audiences.

What we do know is that in 2009 the military budget for winning hearts and minds at home and abroad had grown by 63% to $4.7 billion annually. At that time the Pentagon accounted for more than half the Federal Government’s  $1 billion PR Budget.

An Associated Press (AP) investigation in 2016 revealed that the Pentagon employed a staggering 40% of the 5,000 working in the Federal Government’s PR machines, with the Department of Defence, far and wide, the largest and most expensive PR operation of the United States government, spending more money on public relations than all other departments combined.

Things are not so different in the UK.

During COVID-19 the British government became the biggest national advertiser. Even Tik Tok and Snapchat were deployed by the Scottish government to push COVID PSYOPS to children.

Last year Boris Johnson announced record defence spending for an artificial intelligence agency and the creation of a national cyber force. That’s a group of militarised computer hackers to conduct offensive operations.

Offensive operations against who, you might ask.

Britain was not at war, but in an article for the Daily Mail last year, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, Neil Basu confirmed that the UK was waging an ideological war against anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists. Ideological wars of this nature typically take place online, where much of the government’s military budget was being spent.

Since the vaccine roll-out there has been a protracted effort to paint the 33% of British citizens who have a problem with lockdowns and vaccine mandates, as violent extremists, with one member of the commentariat drawing parallels with US style militias.

It doesn’t take a genius to see where this is heading.

The Facebook’s-Intelligence-Harvard Connection

Consistent with the opaque nature of Facebook’s origins, shortly after its launch in 2014, co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz brought Napster founder Sean Parker on board. At the age of 16, Parker hacked into the network of a Fortune 500 company and was later arrested and charged by the FBI.  Around this time Parker was recruited by the CIA.

To what end, we don’t know.

What we do know is that Parker brought Peter Thiel to Facebook as its first outside investor. Theil, who remains on Facebook’s board, also sits on the Steering Committee of globalist think tank, the Bilderberg Group. As previously stated, Thiel is the founder of Palantir, the spooky intelligence firm pretending to be a private company.

The CIA would join the FBI, DoD and NSA in becoming a Palantir customer in 2005, later acquiring an equity stake in the firm through their venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel.  At the time of his first meetings with Facebook, Theil had been working on resurrecting several controversial DARPA programs.

Which begs the question:  With intelligence assets embedded in Facebook’s management structure from the get-go, is everything as it seems at 1 Hacker Way?

According to Lauren Smith, writing for Wrong Kind of Green:

Some of Facebook’s allure to users is that Mark Zuckerberg and his friends started the company from a Harvard dorm room and that he remains the chairman and chief operating officer. If he didn’t exist, he would need to be invented by Facebook’s marketing department.”

By the same token, if Facebook didn’t exist it would need to be invented by the Pentagon.

To achieve this, you would need to embed government officials in Facebook’s leadership and governance. Cherry-picking your candidates from, say, the US Department of Treasury, and launching the platform from an academic institution, Harvard University, for example.

According to the official record, Zuckerberg built the first version of Facebook at Harvard in 2004. Like J.C.R Licklider before him, he was a psychology major.

Harvard’s President at that time was economist Lawrence Summers, a career public servant who served as Chief Economist at the World Bank, Secretary of the Treasury under the Clinton Administration, and 8th Director of the National Economic Council.

Now here’s where it gets interesting. Summers’ protege, Sheryl Sandberg, is Facebook’s COO since 2008. Sandberg was at the dials during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and predictably, manages Facebook’s Washington relationships. Before Facebook, Sandberg served as Chief of Staff at the Treasury under Summers and began her career as an economist, also under Summer, at the World Bank.

Another Summers-Harvard-Treasury connection is Facebook’s Board Member, Nancy Killefer, who served under Summers as CFO at the Treasury Department.

It doesn’t end there. Facebook’s Chief Business Officer, Marne Levine also served under Summers at the Department of Treasury, National Economic Council and Harvard University.

The CIA connection is Robert M. Kimmet.  According to West Point, Kimmet “has contributed significantly our nation’s security…seamlessly blending the roles of soldier, statesman and businessman. In addition to serving on Facebook’s board of Directors, Kimmet is a National Security Adviser to the CIA, and the recipient of the CIA Director’s Award.

The icing on the cake, however, is former DAPRA Director, Regina Dugan, who joined Facebook’s hardware lab, Building 8, in 2016, to roll out number of mysterious DARPA funded-projects that would hack people’s minds with brain-computer interfaces.

Dugan currently serves as CEO of Welcome Leap. A technology spin-off of the world’s most powerful health foundation, concerned with the development Artificial Intelligence (AI), including transdermal vaccines. Welcome Leap brings DARPA’s military-intelligence innovation to “the most pressing global health challenges of our time,” called COVID-19.

Connecting the dots: Welcome Leap was launched at the World Economic Forum, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its founder is Jeremy Ferrar, former SAGE member, long-time collaborator of Chris Witty and Neil Ferguson and the patsy taking the wrap for the Wuhan leak cover-up story.

George Carlin wasn’t joking when he said: ‘it’s one big club, and you’re not in it.’

As luck would have it, just before Duggan’s arrival at Facebook, the social media giant orchestrated the controversial mood manipulation PSYOP, known as the Social Contagion Study. The experiment would anticipate the role social media went onto play during the pandemic.

In the study, Facebook manipulated the posts of 700,000 unsuspecting Facebook users to determine the extent to which emotional states can be transmitted across social media. To achieve this, they altered the news feed content of users to control the number of posts that contained positive or negative charged emotions.

As you would expect, the findings of the study revealed that negative feeds caused users to make negative posts, whereas positive feeds resulted in users making positive posts. In other words, Facebook is not only a fertile ground for emotional manipulation, but emotions can also be contagious across its networks.

Once we understand this, it becomes clear how fear of a disease, which predominantly targeted people beyond life expectancy with multiple comorbidities who were dying anyway, spread like wildfire in the wake of the Wuhan Virus. In locking down the UK, Boris Johnson warned the British public that we would all lose family members to the disease.

When nothing could be further from the truth. The pandemic largely happened in the flawed doomsday modelling of epidemiologists, it happened across a corporate united in whipping up mass hysteria, and it happened on social media platforms like Facebook, where our social networks were weaponised as echo chambers of the fear-narrative. It wasn’t so much a pandemic, but the social contagion experiment playing out in real time.

But there was more than just social media manipulating our emotional states, fear, shame, and scapegoating was fife throughout as the British government deployed behavioural economics to, essentially, nudge the public towards compliance.

Launched under David Cameron’s Government, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), who are affectionately known as the Nudge Unit, are a team of crack psychologists and career civil servants tasked with positively influencing appropriate behaviour with tiny changes.

But according to whose measure of appropriate behaviour, exactly?

A clue lies in the fact that the Nudge Unit was directed by Sir Mark Sedwill during the first lockdown. He’s one of Britain’s most senior national security advisors with links to M15 and MI6.

Put another way, that’s an intelligence operative ruling the British people by psychological manipulation, though we are led to believe that in a democracy – government is an agency of the people and parliament is given force of law by the will of the people.

But what happens when our consent is manipulated by those in power?

One consequence is that the foxes take charge of the chicken coop. Another is that we begin to see drastic changes to the constitutional landscape, as politicians acquire impunity from public scrutiny and an entire nation is kept under house arrest.

But this demonisation of the masses is also the backwash of a protracted counterinsurgency crusade waged against ordinary folks. When the Berlin wall came down in the nineties and decades of counterinsurgency was rendered obsolete, the battlelines moved from East to the West, from the Soviets to the lower orders of society. The mythos of communist infiltration, that gave rise to the threat of terrorism, is the ancestor of today’s biosecurity state. A government that tightens its grip, using fear of a common enemy, will find no shortage of common enemies, to continue tightening its grip.

Conclusions

Strongarming the world’s population under the rubric of biosecurity would not have been possible without the internet, and if the expulsion of the military and intelligence community from academic institutions in the 1960’s had not resulted in the creation of Silicon Valley, they would not have acquired total information awareness, the precursor to the Green Pass.

But this formidable goal also caused the US to morph into the opponent it had been fighting during the cold war, as predicted by public intellectuals in the 1960s.

And so, with an annual budget of $750 billion and 23,000 military and civilian personnel in their employment, the Pentagon failed to denounce what many armchair researchers called out in the early days of the pandemic. That a global coup was underway was patently obvious, as crisis actors played dead in Wuhan, China.

Instead, those charged with protecting the west from Soviet-style putsch failed to apprehend it happening right under their noses. It’s not so much that they were caught with their trousers down, it’s that they aided and abetted the coop. Years of fighting a statist, expansionist adversary, caused the intelligence state to mutate into their nemesis, namely China.

It is uncanny that the country with the worst human rights record on earth become the global pacemaker for lockdowns, as western democracies exonerated their existential threat and bowed to China’s distinct brand of tyranny.

As a result, the big tech data analytics pioneered by Silicon Valley luminaries, that was road-tested in China, finally landed on the shorelines of western democracies.

Another story entirely is the infiltration of sovereign nation states by the United Nations, whose special agency, the WHO, sparked the events that would lead to the fall of the West. In keeping with tradition, the UN’s foundation at Bretton Woods was infiltrated by communist spies, driven by socialist values, and funded by powerful petroleum dollars. The same corporations looking to shore up new markets for their monopolies, who would leave their legacy to Silicon Valley.

In an ironic twist of fate, the intelligence state created at the end of world war II, under the National Security Act, conceived the very corporations that would bring about the end of constitutional democracy, that would author a new bill of rights from their own community standards de jour, and that would shift us from sovereign nation states to global governance, into the collectivist future the Pentagon had been charged with protecting us from.

Nowadays, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the dusty slew of a Calcutta slum or enjoying pristine views over Central Park, everyone is subject to the same scrutiny and surveillance, policed by the same community standards, manipulated by same algorithms, and indexed by the same intelligence agencies. No matter where you are, Silicon Valley is limiting what information you can see, share, communicate and learn from online. They are raising your kids, shaping your worldview and in the wake of COVID-19 and climate change, they have assumed the role of science administrator.

Founded on the principles of freedom of expression and heralded as a liberating new frontier for humanity, the internet has criminalised free speech, divorced is from our nature and ensnared us under a dragnet of surveillance.

But above all else, cyberspace has bought into existence a substructure of reality that is cannibalising the five-sensory world, while forcing humanity to embark on the greatest exodus in human history, from the tangible world to the digital nexus, from our real lives to the metaverse.

As Goethe quote goes ‘None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.’ Namely, anyone still looking through rose-tinted lens at the digital age, oblivious to the fact they are victims of systematic addiction. The bread and circuses of the internet influences the same dopamine rewards centres and neural circuitry motivators as slot machines, cigarettes, and cocaine, as was originally intended by psychologists like JCR Licklider, at the helm of this new technology that would exploit basic vulnerabilities in the human psyche.

And as we descend further into the maelstrom of the digital age, the algorithms will get smarter, the psychological drivers will become more persuasive and digital rubric will become more real. Until eventually we will lose touch with reality altogether.

But don’t worry, this war of attrition is happening in conjunction with the roll out of new software and devices, and most will be too busy building their digital avatars or dissenting on social media to know any better.

Dustin Broadbery is based in London and is interested in social theory and particularly how a mutual society could bring about great advancements in the social fabric. You can read more of his work at TheCogent.org and contact him through his Twitter.

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Sophie - Admin1
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Sophie - Admin1
Mar 16, 2022 8:08 AM

This article is not about Russia or Ukraine. If you want to post about Russia or Ukraine please do so under a relevant article.

Sasha Smirnoff
Sasha Smirnoff
Mar 18, 2022 6:31 PM

Good piece – but you need an editor/proofreader. Riddled with typos. Also, as many have mentioned – impossible to “log in to vote” (obviously). I’ve tried different browsers, all login info is correct, but still impossible.

Hank
Hank
Mar 17, 2022 1:11 PM

One thing that pisses me off is group think and drama queens.

“As long as the shit isn’t on me I’ll go along with it.” Or worse still lets put the shit on someone other than me.

These people have such a boring life they will start shit just so they can have something to talk about.

I’m all for it if its on survivor but not in real life.

Hank
Hank
Mar 17, 2022 12:40 PM

Smart phones, smart TV’s.

Doesn’t seem to be working.

Technology was supposed to make life easier but it just made it complicated and busy.

If I only had feathers and could fly.

Sekstans
Sekstans
Mar 17, 2022 10:31 AM

One of the most important texts I have read recently! It’s an eye-opener about all those complicated, mutual, often thuggish connections between big money and – unfortunately – great minds that have gone over to the dark side of power. Young, intelligent and thoughtful people should start to be afraid, but above all look for ideas for a counter-offensive. I am perhaps less afraid of myself, because I don’t have my whole life ahead of me… But after reading and thoroughly analyzing this wise text by Dustin Broadbery, I know that I will not leave this world in ignorance and that I am in the smaller, only 33%, group of “rebels” who can think for themselves and who have not allowed themselves to be manipulated by the propaganda of the villains from Big Media, Big Tech and Big Pharma…
Thank you to Dustin Broadbery, whom I admire for his knowledge and extremely wise message. Thank you also to OffG for sharing these important thoughts!

KarenEliot
KarenEliot
Mar 17, 2022 10:30 AM

The best piece you have published for a very long time. Thank you.

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 17, 2022 10:15 AM

Won’t somebody please think of the children!?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/10/overcoming-the-growing-risks-to-kids-online

After three decades the WEF suddenly discovers children (not “kids” – they aren’t goats) might stumble across sexual content on-line! How many have done so according to their not-at-all-fake “survey”? 33%!

The solution? Firstly they say companies like Apple need more data. Then “Governments, civil society, researchers, and parents, must work together to ensure robust interventions” so they’re still leaving their options open (or want more softening up before unveiling them).

The statement “there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution” suggests to me that the West might be earmarked for a more corporate-led approach than the blanket state-censorship elsewhere.

Joerg
Joerg
Mar 17, 2022 8:52 AM

Excellent article from Thierry Meyssan!
“UKRAINE : THE RETURN OF WAR PROPAGANDA”
https://www.voltairenet.org/article216075.html
 

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 17, 2022 7:14 AM

Relevant piece here:
‘The intentional process of radical social change demands continual tension or crisis. These may be spontaneous or manufactured. This book helped lay the foundation for the psycho-social strategies that have transformed education and culture around the world. Based on the research begun at Tavistock (England), continued at the Frankfurt Institute (Germany) then moved to MIT, Columbia University, Stanford and various tax-funded “Educational Laboratories” after World War II, it established the strategies for brainwashing that now permeate our schools, media and organizations’.
(Quotes and Excerpts : Kurt Lewin).

Vagabard
Vagabard
Mar 16, 2022 9:34 PM

Fortunately there’s a simple solution. Unplug from the Internet from time to time. Experience the offline world afresh  🙂 

Hank
Hank
Mar 17, 2022 12:34 PM
Reply to  Vagabard

Drop the “smart phone” for a plain old phone talk and text.

Worst thing I see is families at a restaurant or a couple and as soon as they order nobody talks to each other and straight to the idiot phone they go.

If you don’t run a business you don’t really need it.

Alec David Ward
Alec David Ward
Mar 16, 2022 7:19 PM

Link attached to ” the spying and dirty tricks operations against the 1980s miners’ strike” goes to verso books but that book isn’t in their current list?

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 16, 2022 5:15 PM

Thanks. An article with broad scope and great depth. I’m going to read it a second time to get a fuller understanding.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 16, 2022 5:10 PM

“George Carlin wasn’t joking when he said: ‘it’s one big club, and you’re not in it.’”

George Carlin was close but failed to point out that all these psyop lunatics were spawned in civilian bedrooms, loved by civilian mommies and daddies, fed civilian groceries, and educated in civilian funded schools. As long as people keep pointing at the Devil, and lying that it’s the Devil’s fault, the proverbial garden gates will remain locked behind us…

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Mar 16, 2022 4:10 PM

I think its important to differentiate the tools from their application. This might seem an unnecessary abstraction but its important to do this to avoid getting side tracked into specific issues. So we should think of, and understand, the entire mechanism for understanding and controlling (“guiding””) populations as a tool, albeit a very large, comprehensive and multifaceted one. This is not the same as its application, the use of the tool to achieve certain objectives, although persuing specific objectives may shape the tool just as the capabilties of the tool may influence how objectives are shaped.

This article mentions a government’s response to Covid as an example of the tool in operation (true) but just because it was the subject of a successful marketing campaign doesn’t make the virus any less of a virus. Denying the latter because of evidence of the former is really playing into ‘their’ hands. I think it was a misapplication of the tool, but then that’s the problem with weaponizing anything, there’s no guarantee that idiots won’t get hold of it and use it inappropriately. The key to successful propaganda is masking it so the target population is unaware that they’re being worked on because it has to work its magic of burrowing under people’s critical facilities before they’re aware of it. (…bit like a virus, really) This has successfully trained us to into an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ mindset where we hate ‘the other’ without really understanding why (which ultimately comes down to “support the system” regardless of its merits for us as individuals).

Its natural for any complex system to be continually improved and tested, nothing’s constant, so I see the current conflict (sorry, mod….) as an example of the tool in action. I’m particularly interested in two things, one being the rather strange tale of Chelsea Football Club and the other being the heroic struggle to track down and expropriate luxury yachts belonging to certain oligarch. (Even the word ‘olgarch’ has become weaponized.) To me this possibly pushing the boundaries of tool use way beyond where they need to go and in the process exposes an interesting contradiction that if its allowed to pass muster may have important long term consequences. The contradiction is that our entire society is dominated by ‘oilgarchs’ — the fraction of the population who are sufficiently powerful to be able to shape government and its social policy — so dumping on one set as evil while implying that the other set is good may be either a huge misapplication or setting the stage for further tightening the screws on the population as a whole. I’m curious about what’s going to happen.

Howard
Howard
Mar 16, 2022 3:13 PM

I have to admit this is the most encouraging article I’ve ever read. It proves absolutely my notion that humanity is on the way out. Because humanity, pitiful as it is, cannot exist in a world created by lunatics and held together with acronyms.

It is one thing for things to inevitably evolve into weapons; quite another for things to be created and set in place exclusively as weapons. But that is the state we’ve reached as a species: nothing exists any longer the exclusive purpose of which is other than to cause harm.

Think about that: causing harm has become the driving force of human creativity. If you think a species which descends to that level can continue functioning, you deserve the ultimate acronym: LOL.

NixonScraypes
NixonScraypes
Mar 16, 2022 11:14 PM
Reply to  Howard

Species? Not mine, mate. Have you not noticed that there are quite a few different species of man? Take a good look around you, that is after you’ve dropped your pre-judged attitude which might be described as pathological pessimistic hopelessness. Maybe those labels like cro magnon or neanderthal aren’t all that have been, there are more and they still exist and haven’t been defined publically. Use your non verbal perception. Have fun finding out!

hoytmonger
hoytmonger
Mar 16, 2022 12:54 PM

Still believe in “mass formation psychosis”?
This article explains how the psychological warfare being waged against civilian populations is carried out.

Rogerthecat
Rogerthecat
Mar 16, 2022 2:58 PM
Reply to  hoytmonger

I think the two are complementary. One is done to facilitate the other.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Mar 17, 2022 6:52 PM
Reply to  Rogerthecat

Exactly. And once the mass takes over, those waging that warfare need to do a lot less to keep that war going, the masses do that for them once the full psychosis takes hold. It’s worked for thousands of years.

Vedex
Vedex
Mar 16, 2022 12:05 PM

Good article.

Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
Mar 16, 2022 12:03 PM

It all seems fairly reasonable until the author starts bashing China. It is amazing how badly people seem to need some “dark force” to hate and fear. China has done nothing to harm people in the West, and the Chinese government has done amazing things to improve the lives of its own people. Unlike the West, it does not prefer violence and subversion to sweet reason.

A century ago, China was at the very nadir of its multi-thousand-year civilisation. Why? Because it had let its guard down and been surprised by Westerners with superior weapons, who invaded it, sacked its cities and palaces, and overthrew its government. They flooded China with opium while stealing its treasures. When the Chinese government tried to prevent the opium trade, it was attacked with guns, cannon, and warships.

When China finally succeeded in expelling the Japanese invaders in 1945, and then kicked out the ghastly tyrant Chiang Kai-shek, its new government led by Mao Zedong faced an unbelievably difficult struggle. By then one of the poorest nations in the world, China had been invaded and occupied for over a century. Its technology was backward, and it lacked almost everything needed by a modern nation. Mao’s friendly overtures to Washington were not just refused – they were ignored without even a bare acknowledgement.

In the past 70 years the Chinese government has accomplished more than any other government in the entire history of the world. Poverty has been almost extinguished, China leads the world in many areas of technology, and above all it can now defend itself against all aggressors.

None of this gives Westerners the slightest reason to fear or resent China, although they may well feel powerful envy.

hoytmonger
hoytmonger
Mar 16, 2022 1:00 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

China does currently have the model of a surveillance state that the West is trying to emulate.

SO-SO
SO-SO
Mar 16, 2022 4:35 PM
Reply to  hoytmonger

China does currently have the model of a surveillance state that the West is trying to emulate.

to much alt media manure feeding your brain
Come to the e.u u.k or usa and see what they do as in allow surveillance.
they just allowed a law to kill normal citizens they didnt need laws it just now justify it

  • Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill,
  • CV act 2020 brought out over night!
hoytmonger
hoytmonger
Mar 17, 2022 1:36 PM
Reply to  SO-SO

So, China doesn’t have a social credit score system the West is trying to emulate? Or they don’t harvest biometric data from their civilian population, which the West is trying to emulate, or they don’t use a ‘track and trace’ system that the West is trying to emulate?
It’s not my brain being filled with manure.

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Mar 16, 2022 5:04 PM
Reply to  hoytmonger

“China does currently have the model of a surveillance state that the West is trying to emulate”

A huge part of the surveillance in China is needed to intercept and deal with the evil-doers, hooligans and saboteurs employed by the FIVE-EYES countries, who have infiltrated every aspect of the Chinese society.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 16, 2022 3:11 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

First of all, China is the central and pivotal HUB OF WHATS HAPPENING NOW and the apex of the entire covid scam. The SARS1 (2003) and SARS2 (2019) simulation exercises came out of China. In fact, the initial fraudulent papers on the non-existent molecule case from China.

China has killed more of its own citizens (20thC) than any other country through the one child abortion policy and intentional famine. Abortion is EUGENICS. That’s just a fact. China’s the world leader in democide. It’s the world leader in child labor. It’s the world leader in factory slavery and misery. It’s not even controlled by the Chinese but through the banking-merchant-military cartel who took over complete control in the 19thc after the opium wars.

All China’s programs, it’s political system – the CPC – were instigated at the behest of the global Masonic cartel that run the world through the banking system and the formation of “governments“ which are nothing more than incorporated municipalities with central ownership pushing false rule through slavery and immoral, illegal ownership of humans: Monarchies that were morphed into “governments“ so there could be no genuine, organic uprising, revolution or freedom.

Nixon went off the gold standard in 1971, so that the Fed could print unlimited digital dollars and eventually sell much of that debt to China. Nixon went to China the next year in 1972. The SAME YEAR THE WEF WAS FORMED. He went there to formally signify the movement of global debt and digital capital from the US to China. The capital flight from the US to China was organized and coordinated between the two blocs. There are no coincidences in this Masonic world.

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” FDR

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a famous Freemason, just explained the world to you in one quote.

China already has the CBDC-Biometric-ID-mass-surveillance-social-credit system that’s coming to every country. And is now robotizing its factories. They force swab test people on the street for a non existent virus. Force inject people with the poison pathogens, for a non existent virus, otherwise you’ll be locked out of the tiny apartment you rent from the state, made homeless, penniless, destined for a labor camp, prison or quarantine camp where you’ll be dead within months. They lock people in a cage for negative comments made on the internet in China. Neighbors spy on each other and report each other to the “authorities“.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 16, 2022 7:33 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Religious crackpot.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 16, 2022 7:49 PM
Reply to  Orthus

Who? FDR? I don’t have any religion, whatsoever. But I lived in China. It’s not a bastion of freedom or prosperity.

Abortion is an Instrument of Eugenics.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 16, 2022 5:23 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

I studied the Tao Te Ching and versions of I Ching for many years. Thus, I absorbed much of the earlier Chinese philosophies prior to the days of Confucius (aprx 500BC)
As in many other Nations, the introduction of State based commerce paralleled the spiritual downfall of China and the enslavement of its people. I have no envy for them, nor any other collective of sheep…

https://thefallingdarkness.com/china-orders-51-million-into-lockdown-as-covid-numbers-spike/

New Name
New Name
Mar 16, 2022 9:52 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

The banksters are promoting China to no 1 spot because of the relatively docile and industrious population (notice how they lead in acceptance of the muzzle cult). It is the very banksters that drove the opium trade that made the mass murderer Mao the new chieftain. It is time you educated yourself.

NixonScraypes
NixonScraypes
Mar 16, 2022 11:20 PM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

Ant-man-bee

Antonym
Antonym
Mar 19, 2022 7:38 AM
Reply to  Tom Welsh

Westerners don’t have PR China as a physical neighbor. They don’t care that the CCP bullies its own neighborhood, because it is less (visible to) the woke mass and even to the few unwoke here compared to the Five Eye world wide bullying.

WilliamM
WilliamM
Mar 16, 2022 11:24 AM

hmmm

TristanShumack
TristanShumack
Mar 16, 2022 11:13 AM

nice…

Brian Sides
Brian Sides
Mar 16, 2022 10:09 AM

If you can get people to believe lies then you can control them.
Religion has been doing it for thousands of years.
Get them to believe in king and country and they will happily march off to war.
Get them to believe in Covid and they will follow silly rules.
Get them to believe in Climate change and they will accept even demand changes that will make them poorer.
Get them to believe that voting changes things.
Get them to believe that there is no cure for cancer.
Get them to believe science is honest
Get them to believe that there has been a huge advance in artificial intelligence that will transform society. But try using the auto answer questions on the phone or auto bots chats to answer your questions. To find how little progress has been made.
Society will be transformed but not due to a huge advance in artificial intelligence.
It is another lie that is fed to us and believed and repeated in many articles I read in off-guardian.

ana
ana
Mar 16, 2022 7:54 AM

You are aware that you used the image of the Arpanet album cover, right? Arpanet the music project and not the actual Arpanet project. It is a classic electro album, if you never hear it, I recommend it.

susan mullen
susan mullen
Mar 16, 2022 6:36 AM

Thanks for mentioning Peter Thiel, that he’s not just Bilderberg but on its steering committee, that he was brought to Facebook by Sean Parker, and that he’s as embedded CIA/Davos as you can get. I recognized the name Sean Parker from the famous June 2014 Mississippi Republican Primary and runoff which became a major national attraction between the GOP Est. and its only real opponent, which isn’t democrats, but ordinary Americans. The other reason it became a national attraction is a small group of determined voters in Virginia’s 7th Congressional district had just voted out the odious GOP House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, enormously loved by Wall St., so the elites were determined that the unwashed couldn’t win two in a row. Democrats donated millions to help their GOP Est. pals’ hideous candidate–who eventually won. Sean Parker and Mike Bloomberg each gave $250,000 to a PAC for the Establishment crony. Bloomberg later gave much more. The Establishment won by paying 40,000 black Democrat voters to vote in the Republican primary, as the late Angelo Codevilla described in “The Ruling Class went down to Mississippi.” Mississippi is among states that have “open primaries” in which “a voter either does not have to formally affiliate with a political party in order to vote in its primary or can declare his or her affiliation with a party at the polls on the day of the primary even if the voter was previously affiliated with a different party.” (Ballotpedia). NY State for example has “closed primaries,” at least for Republicans, which means you can’t vote in a Republican primary unless you’ve been a registered Republican for a certain amount of time. For example, Ivanka Trump couldn’t vote for her father in the NY State primary because she wasn’t a registered Republican….https://lawliberty.org/the-ruling-class-went-down-to-mississippi/

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Mar 16, 2022 6:30 AM

Look, the reason that the police and the ‘security services’ run blacklists along with major corporations is that people are not violent against them. If Boards of Corporations run ‘blacklists’, it is entirely appropriate to burn down the houses of every board member of those corporations, as well as the Board members of every significant investor in the City or on Wall Street.

It is entirely appropriate to tell the insurance companies paying out on those arsons that as soon as the properties are rebuilt, they will be burned down again. They will be ‘incentivised’ to refuse to provide insurance cover to those Executives.

These executives live the lives of Riley by imposing draconian absolutism on others.

They should be made to live the life of misery to teach them how to behave.

Their passports must be taken away so they cannot leave this country. They live here in misery and serves them right.

The City of London is a place for alcoholics, drug fiends and criminal fraudsters. It is not a place of honest endeavour, nor is it the basis for running the finances of any civilised society. Stock Exchanges long ago lost their raison d’etre. Now they are just rigged casinos.

Fund all businesses privately in future. Keep them away from gambling casinos. Our business ecosystem is far too valuable to be prey to the swindles, heists and corruption of criminals called ‘finance professionals’.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Mar 16, 2022 10:11 PM
Reply to  Rhys Jaggar

One detail about the City of London. Its effectively an independent city state with its own laws and police force. This explains why the seat of government — monarchy or Parliament — has never been in London but in the adjoining City of Westminster. Like the Vatican, another city state within a much larger city, it obviously has a lot in common with the larger city but where the laws and customs count (in London’s case, business and finance) it jealously guards its independence.

TDj
TDj
Mar 17, 2022 12:42 PM
Reply to  Martin Usher

Martin: being 100 % sure that Rhys, of all people, knew already what you correctly confirm, one is obligated to mention in such chains of connectivity and legal Jurisdiction, that not only do all roads lead to Rome, (the treaty of), with a never audited Vatican Bank, & with its’ own * Swiss Guard * , but also Fatuous boy Carstens of the B.i.s. moves daily settlements from the position of Diplomatic Immunity, on Swiss Territory…

Jas
Jas
Mar 16, 2022 6:07 AM

USA at the centre of it all as usual- god bless

Hank
Hank
Mar 17, 2022 12:45 PM
Reply to  Jas

Evil at the center and its everywhere. Lots of great people in the USA and the world.

jimbo
jimbo
Mar 16, 2022 3:28 AM

Gee whiz!!! A cunning PsyOp by DB. Sprinkled with all the code ‘words’ and phases of the cunning PsyOp practitioner himself:

primitive cultures (oh yes, those pesky brown, yellow whatever folks like in the Belgian Congo or in Algeria or Laos or Iran)

threatened by communism (define Communism please)

China’s distinct brand of tyranny (as opposed to the u$a’s brand is it?)

develop propaganda materials that would help the US liberate pacific nations from Japanese control. (oh the liberation of the Philippines is it?)

the Viet Cong, who had the power to stoke the flames of civil unrest (who were the ‘Viet Cong’?

And not a single mention of Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Mali, Somalia, Guam, Thalland, etc. etc.

Sheesh. An Intellectual Disgrace!!!!!

NickM
NickM
Mar 16, 2022 1:36 PM
Reply to  jimbo

+5

The Yanquis are so locked into their blinkers that even when they look askew at their own kind they still cannot see the world from the Red Indians’ viewpoint.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 16, 2022 2:33 PM
Reply to  jimbo

It’s the usual left-right, East vs West, Hegelian Dialectic.

Junious Ricardo Stanton
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Mar 16, 2022 2:43 AM

We will know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey former Director of US CIA from 1981-1987. Their disinformation campaign = an all pervasive false reality created by the ruling elites.
“During times of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell
Only the most comatose, brain dead, Zombified people fail to recognize these two quotes describe and depict our present social economic political and psycho-spiritual milieu.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 16, 2022 2:30 AM

Who can see it…?

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wardropper
wardropper
Mar 16, 2022 2:57 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

You don’t see that image very often these days… Nicely presented.

aha-swe
aha-swe
Mar 16, 2022 5:58 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Subtle – I expected a different sign 🙂

hotrod31
hotrod31
Mar 16, 2022 11:42 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Looks like a Parramatta Eels supporter’s flag.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 16, 2022 1:58 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

All is not as it seems. Allow me to decode this image for you. Blue and yellow plus two Masonic symbols, signifying two dualities and Gnostic rule. The Masonic A symbol, 3 strokes within the circle. And a pyramid. Also, the Masonic peace sign is three strokes within the circle. Two lots of 3 strikes signifying, 33.

Do you know what flags really represent? Not countries. Monarchies and dynastic houses. So, all flags of the world represent slavery of the people.

“The combination of blue and yellow as a symbol of Ukraine comes from the flag of the Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia used in the 12th century.

That image has a frequency not conducive to the concept of peace. All images, signs, symbols, colors, have frequencies. As do words, letters and sounds. That symbol is actually signifying a KINGDOM, duality, with the blue and yellow, and with the Masonic graffiti; fractured noise and Freemasonry. Which is exactly what this Masonic world creates. Fractured confusion and noise as disinformation.

By the way there’s no war in Ukraine. It’s just the government creating terror and force evacuating with lockdowns, sirens, some initial explosions of abandoned buildings, government organized shelling, armed soldiers on the streets. Admiralty, Martial law. Coming to the world, soon, I would guess. To prohibit rioting and Revolution.

Want to know how to get real and lasting peace? Abolish governments. Whittle them down to irrelevant, almost powerless administrations performing only some minimal tasks. Audit them constantly. Stop taxation. Abolish the privately owned, central bank system, disarm and disable all militaries.

Bob the bum
Bob the bum
Mar 17, 2022 11:04 AM
Reply to  Researcher

If we abolish governments how do we stop the exploitation of the masses by the rich? How can there be real and lasting peace unless everyone is fed and housed with access to health care? Without taxation how are social programs and welfare to be funded?

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 17, 2022 11:45 AM
Reply to  Bob the bum

Since when have governments stopped the exploitation of the masses by the rich?

Jacques
Jacques
Mar 17, 2022 12:47 PM

Thinking in the wrong direction. Under the present circumstances (the extent to which people’s head are fucked up and given to hoarding resources and controlling others), abolishing the current governments would simply lead to the spontaneous formation of another form of government, where the stronger would take control. The issue is how to unfuck people’s minds, how to make them less selfish and given to sharing resources and, most importantly, prevent malicious motherfuckers from refucking up people’s heads, as has been the case with every attempt at the foregoing thus far.

Pakistanicecream
Pakistanicecream
Mar 17, 2022 12:55 PM

Exactly.

Bob the bum
Bob the bum
Mar 19, 2022 1:37 AM

“Since when have governments stopped the exploitation of the masses by the rich?”
Since socialism took root and caused the “red scare” of the “domino effect”.
Only governments possess the power to reign in obscene wealth although lately most have subscribed to the “greed is good” capitalist ideology whereby the filthy rich are seen as necessary for wealth creation which is supposed to “trickle down”. If there is no limit on ownership of the means of production then the same outcome is certain: extreme disparity and widespread poverty. Money will always flow from the pockets of the many to the pockets of the few and without a debt jubilee or any progressive tax system the rich will always get richer and the poor will get poorer.
How are we to choose between totalitarian rule by governments and the “freedom” of living in desperate poverty at the mercy of the rich?
If there is no imperative to share we have immeasurable suffering under a “free” market economy. And while we expect governments to reign in obscene wealth these days they tend to get conned by the rich into thinking capitalism is essential to a functioning economy and so we get fascism.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Mar 17, 2022 1:11 PM
Reply to  Bob the bum

Another question would be: if is merely a problem of “size” and you bring everything down to a local level (even businesses) but keep Capital as the motor of the economy, that is, keep lucrative property, the exchange process, the production for profit, the monetary system,… how do we make sure, knowing – as a matter of fact – the irresistible propensity of Capital to grow and expand because of the hold it exercises on people and which manifests as commodity fetishism (to regard commodity as more important than what is human, to be obsessed by a sense of limitlessness by a desire for indefinite expansion) how do we make sure all these little administrations and businesses won’t grow back again to the current size (out of the need to coordinate anyway), carrying around all that alienation in the process?

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Mar 17, 2022 1:47 PM

And if one thinks that they can restrict the movement of Capital through force; then they’ll have to create an army and a State, which will have no other choice but grow and grow.

The problem IMO with the thesis “small is beautiful” adopted mainly by the Anarchist movement, while correct on principle (who wouldn’t want their little house, garden, plot, their little town …?) is that it doesn’t mind being inscribed in a Capitalist environment, the impersonal power of which is not acknowledged, and which will sooner than later turn into “big and ugly”.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 17, 2022 2:04 PM
Reply to  Bob the bum

First of all. Social programs and welfare aren’t run on taxes. The “government” can print as much money as it likes to fund those meagre programs. Secondly, it doesn’t need to be abolished immediately, just declawed and defanged so it stops murdering and exploiting the masses, committing fraud and racketeering. One step at a time, Bob.

Hank
Hank
Mar 17, 2022 4:35 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Inya dreams,

Who’s gonna pick your fruit and pick up your rubbish if nobody is working and we just print money.

Money has to be backed by something, gold silver commodities.

The days of printing money are over.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 17, 2022 5:41 PM
Reply to  Hank

It’s already factored into the cost of a product or service. Collect your CBDC, UBI and see how that works out. Your days are numbered.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Mar 17, 2022 6:57 PM
Reply to  Hank

IMO it doesn’t really matter at this point whether the currency is backed or not (the main difference being the inflationary effect); the problem is the long term situation: admitting a monetary system means admitting selling and buying which in turn means production for profit, and we are back to square n°1.

Anyway, I’m beginning to realise that all these ruminations (mine at least) will be washed away on the face of reality. This time, the events are carrying us like a wave; and our consciousness, understanding and discernment will evolve accordingly so I hope we will be able to perceive the real problem and envision the solution; if we’re alive that is.

Hank
Hank
Mar 18, 2022 1:14 PM

Lets go back to the beginning.

I have 50 sheep, 20 cattle and all you have is a piece of paper.

Dreams of utopia.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Mar 19, 2022 1:48 AM
Reply to  Hank

That’s hardly the beginning. Put in some context and history: How did you get the sheep? Who gave me that paper? How come you have sheep and I haven’t? How social classes are formed, and why are they so different? etc, and try to trace that back as far as possible and find the point where things got wrong.

It’s not the easy way but the right way seldom is.

Victor G.
Victor G.
Mar 18, 2022 5:38 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Want to know how to get real and lasting peace?
Only allow lethal combat between the sons and daughters of individuals with a $10 million plus net worth …

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 18, 2022 8:19 PM
Reply to  Victor G.

Lol … A Hunger Games for Millionaires? I like that idea.

We should start with a match between one of Putin’s daughters, Maria, 36 or Katerina, 35 against Chelsea Clinton or Jenna Bush Hager.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 16, 2022 2:02 AM

It seriously looks as if a stunning evolutionary leap is desperately required of our species right now – preferably overnight.

Or are St. John’s readers just going to sleep through the Apocalypse he described?
I’ll bet he didn’t expect that…

We really must stay awake.

aha-swe
aha-swe
Mar 16, 2022 6:00 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Some of them are wide awake, but Lucy and Harry are strong opponents with lots of resources.

les online
les online
Mar 16, 2022 1:51 AM

Everybody with a brain knows by now that the ‘covid’ virus doesnt exist.
And that includes the Communist Party controlled Chinese Government…
So an explanation for the locking-down of 51 million Chinese due to an ‘upsurge of covid’ must be that there’s widespread social disturbance in the locked down cities ?
Could that mean that all the AI predictive programs, total surveillance apparatus, and Social Credit Reward & Punishment scheme arent working as good as it’s touted ?
Could the disturbances of Social Harmony be being caused by all those who are being punished – probably thinking “what’s there to lose ?”

Edith
Edith
Mar 16, 2022 5:54 AM
Reply to  les online

I am currently bemused in aust as I am being told there is some genetic variation between whatever omercron virus version is about to destroy my freedom yet again….why does my govt use these funny stories to limit my freedom I wonder….and kill young police, medical industry workers etc by mandating dangerous vax….uncaring psychos

TDj
TDj
Mar 17, 2022 12:01 PM
Reply to  les online

Les: reflecting a little on your use of the word “must”, questioningly: you must be wrong somewhere in your imagination of daily realities in China/Hong Kong, Sovereign Rights and Societal duties, where, should one be caught drunk/driving for example, you will be publicly shamed, but less than the public Shaming of Soros and his open society of Corporate Fascism, happening now.

Chinese family members , who remain online and in daily contact with their, kids, sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers, ( let alone all their cousins, step brothers, step sisters, aunties and uncles in the U.K. and elsewhere), are definitely NOT out on the streets protesting or creating
Widespread disturbances, because lockdown means exactly that ! Indeed, even your shopping is
Home Delivered in Shenzhen and just because your property has been vacated by your tenant,
Just 15 minutes away, does not mean you can go out to verify ‘Alles in Ordnung’ , after the tenants
have left… in this instance, fortunately, my brother’s wife knew the lady with the beauty salon for over a decade and she is honourable, with business elsewhere. My brother’s step son, post Pakistan engagements, just spent 2 weeks and much money in official quarantine, for moving the tiny distance of H.K. to Shenzhen. A stone’s throw… but, whilst North & South China are in lockdown, on the other hand, Wuhan and central China appear to be working normally… and I can assure all, that their Semi-Conductor production and whole Tech. Sector workers have been operational the whole time, from the very first day of Covid19Sars2DeltaOmicronStealthSubVariant-BA2 …
With special permissions. Soros declared War on Xi Jingping, personally, publicly and very
Distastefully, @Hoover Institute 31/1/2022. What did you expect from China?… even 51 million, is nowhere near 5 % of the total population. Do the math.

However, what most seem to have failed to consider, is the matter of Export and the Dominoes Falling in supply (un)chained melodies of longstanding business contracts, for SME’S: which my brother is struggling with now, for UK demand. Many simple components… either not available or
* increased Costs ! * Feel the need, could well be China’s ultimate goal: now that we have official confirmation, from Saudi 🇸🇦 ‘s MBS , that he is also interested in subventing the hegemonic Petro-poroschenko-Dollar, (with their SWIFT & B.I.S. computing systems of the past): and the very fact that MBS topped 81 people, along with refusing to increase production, to satisfy US appetite, speaks volumes. Moreover, ARAMCO could go for the quick $buck$ again (flying in the face of failure of recent IPO) or think More Longterm, financial stability… do they want to sink themselves in the same boat as worthless Federal Reserve Banking Fiat Chieftans of War ? Who exploited Muslims … Or, trade E-Yuan, in future markets? Where Tech. Counts… Blockchain Distributed Ledgers. Even, re-float Aramco’s cheapest oil production, globally 🌎 boosting income.
Cheaper even than Russian production costs… The two cheapest production costs, aligned?
What potential exists? Simples. Every day,
Undercut Fracking costs of production, with Third Party, China
By a FULL THIRD in price, constantly: wearing Dollars down…
& War machines, with no where to run to and nowhere to hide, highlighting Media, Matters to
** SOROS’ Corporate Dictator-Ship over Sovereign Rights ! **
Just a thought, and some reflections on Chinese Sovereignty. 🤴
Not our Sovereign business, nor Soros’, sick Open Society s.o.s.
Of Corporate Dictators… who remain unaccountable !
…_ _ _…
TDj

Penelope
Penelope
Mar 16, 2022 1:39 AM
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law authorizing the seizure of hundreds of Western-built aircraft operated by Russian airlines.
  • The planes are owned by aircraft lessors, which have canceled contracts following sanctions against Russia.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that will allow Russian airlines to take control of hundreds of the Western-built planes leased from international firms, Russian news agency TASS reported, per The Wall Street Journal.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 16, 2022 2:20 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Everybody except the Pentagon knows that historically, Russia has always had the power to make life very uncomfortable for any country that threatens it.
An educated American wouldn’t make the mistake of persistently provoking Russia over many decades.
But, having been incestuously educated by its own verbal and mental excretions over that length of time, the Pentagon certainly would make that mistake – and has made that mistake.

All those miles between Washington and Moscow do nothing to reduce Russia’s formidable physical size and its ability to look after itself in many ways, but the Pentagon never grew out of its 1958 nappies.
To the ‘think tanks’ and to the ‘spin doctors’, Krushchev is still the bad guy, and WW3 is still a perfectly sensible option for the US in its hysterical endeavour to ‘prevail’ and to inflict its trivial philosophic outlook on the rest of the world…

I can still remember 1958 pretty well, and life within the Pentagon has clearly not changed one bit. The mind-set may be entirely digitized nowadays, but it is otherwise identical.
All the US media proclaim that fact every single day.

jimbo
jimbo
Mar 16, 2022 3:32 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Yep there is plenty of Strangeluvs and Rippers out and about in DC etc. these days.

Henry (sung not spoken)
Henry (sung not spoken)
Mar 16, 2022 12:59 AM

You’d think that with all that money and expertise they’d be doing a better job, wouldn’t you?

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 16, 2022 12:27 AM

Craig Reynolds, who came up with the first computer model of this in 1986, admitted that ‘boid’, or in our case, crowd behaviour, is unpredictable in the long term:

‘A significant property of life-like behavior is unpredictability over moderate time scales. For example at one moment, the boids in the applet above might be flying primarily from left to right. It would be all but impossible to predict which direction they will be moving (say) five minutes later. At very short time scales the motion is quite predictable: one second from now a boid will be traveling in approximately the same direction. This property is unique to complex systems and contrasts with both chaotic behavior (which has neither short nor long term predictability) and ordered (static or periodic) behavior. This fits with Langton’s 1990 observation that life-likephenomena exist poised at the edge of chaos.

‘The edge of chaos’ ?
Completely unpredictable.
The Fuckers who rule are deluding themselves.
They’ve opened Pandora’s box.

Henry (sung not spoken)
Henry (sung not spoken)
Mar 16, 2022 1:02 AM
Reply to  Johnny

It is also a ‘Spiritual Experience’, to be conscious at the edge of Chaos.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 16, 2022 3:00 AM

True.
But it might just be an intelligence test…

Big al
Big al
Mar 16, 2022 12:04 AM

I guess I feel sorry for those born after the 80’s or 90’s in that most have never lived in a world without cell phones and the internet. They can’t remember a time when the only phone they had was the one at the local market, or that for entertainment, people would sit around a fire and talk, because that’s all there was to do. They’re being led right into a digital dystopia, and they may be too hooked to come down.

Hele
Hele
Mar 16, 2022 5:46 AM
Reply to  Big al

I often think of that and talk about it with friends and my sis. We grew up during the sixties and seventies- we had so much space-and focus-to read a whole book and look at a dictionary that didn’t have ads blinking at you…to ramble and stare and day dream and think.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 16, 2022 8:18 AM
Reply to  Hele

Yes, but on the downside you needed to go to a library to look up something you can now do in two mins on the internet. And if the library didn’t have the right book you’d need to order a copy from a different county. And if no other county had a copy you’d basically have to do without.

The basic info to effectively counter prevailing narratives was available to only a tiny number of privileged people. Now it’s available to anyone with internet access.

That’s why the PTB hate it and want to shut it down.

Big al
Big al
Mar 16, 2022 12:44 PM

I do credit the internet with greatly expanding my knowledge level, starting from around 2005. But my point is the trap young people have been led into and most don’t know any better.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 16, 2022 2:30 PM

It’s dopamine addiction, coupled with a plan to limit the public’s movements, experience, beliefs and knowledge to a highly censored, online, digital experience.

The plan was laid out clearly in NASA future warfare 2025. (2001) Not inter-country warfare. But warfare directly against world citizenry.

You haven’t noticed the censorship over the last two decades on the internet? Before 2000, there was actual, indexed info. All the info ATL in this article was easily available and commonly known, for those interested.

Not after 9-11. Every year since then, search engines and ISPs have been actively censoring results. The banking-merchant-military cartel don’t want to shut the internet down. Only temporarily, to some, to create artificial chaos.

They want to force digital transactions and abolish cash. So nobody can function in the non digital realm. Then limit access to that realm, through the global bio-identity-social-credit payment system they built years ago.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 16, 2022 8:12 PM
Reply to  Researcher

Of course they want to use and limit it. Of course they censor as much as they can. It still is what it is – an amazingly powerful tool we are still so far fortunate to have access to.

The mere fact you are using it to reach an audience in order to denigrate it as useless shows the limitation and contradiction of your approach.

If the internet is nothing but bad – turn it off. If you can’t and won’t then you make my point.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 16, 2022 8:34 PM

I never denigrated it or claimed it was useless. Your inability to simply understand a simple point I’m making about the creation of it as a tool for censorship and the misuse of it in the future as a negative prison grid to control humanity, is specious.

It has limited information for most people because it’s highly censored compared to pre 2000. That’s not a denigration. That’s a fact.

It was built as a panopticon and control mechanism by the government. They’ve been training children to use it and social media in replace of personal interactions and relationships, and an as online realm to propagandize and manipulate humanity. That’s a fact.

Once the global-digital-ID is up and running, it can be used as a tool to cut people off from financial transactions, business, insurance, power, shelter, food or water etc. These are facts.

Hank
Hank
Mar 17, 2022 1:16 PM

So Sophe what search engine ya usin?

theobalt
theobalt
Mar 16, 2022 9:27 PM

Yes, but you couldn’t change the content of a book at will, so the information was harder to control, be it access and content… I’ve enjoyed the internet a lot, but not all of it. I’ve enjoyed books more, and all of them… And when I started a book, I was not “directed” away from it, and no-one appeared to ask me money to finish it… It had a certain dignity in just being in a library with no adds flashing around… First thing I noticed when I started using the net, I remember, was how cheap it was, and actually “dumbing”…. O-G is sticking out as pretty good in this matter actually, But it’s limited of course.

Jeff Carmack
Jeff Carmack
Mar 15, 2022 11:20 PM

Dustin, how do you fathom using what you’re calling out (e.g., Twitter) works to perpetuate things?

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 15, 2022 11:12 PM

Psyop tactics 101 – impose artificial deadlines to reduce space for clear thought and induce panic. Oh look who’s playing that card with “two weeks to solve Ukraine nonsense:

https://institute.global/tony-blair/immediate-challenge-ukraine-maximum-pressure-combined-structured-negotiation

The whole thing’s an abomination but “Putin’s war is a one-man mission” really caught my eye. Firstly it comes in a paragraph where Putin and Hitler are repeatedly juxtaposed. Secondly, a one-man war? Seriously – nobody else in Russia is bothered about NATO at their borders, biolabs in Ukraine or Zelensky talking about nuclear ambitions at the Munich conference? Thirdly, it’s the attempt to force complex events into the same old paradigm they use again and again that it’s all the psychology of one trigger-happy madman that’s the issue. The same old Hitler-Mussolini-Nasser-Khomeini-Noreiga-Saddam-Gaddafi-Assad-whoever (and I’m probably forgetting several) paradigm runs and runs.

Psyop tactics 102 – deliver your message through someone vaguely plausible. They’re so detached from reality they still think Blair has some credibility with anyone.

Phantasm
Phantasm
Mar 15, 2022 11:44 PM
Reply to  Edwige

14 – 28 days is governmental thing which relate to astro
re: Psyop tactic
they start with the older Ex semi retired pm MP congressman (forgotten pop acts/actors) etc as this is aimed at the elder generation family leaders who will influence their children who are now adults they will influence their children etc

Prime example of this was bs19 people not hugging family members due to the so called spread it got worse they wouldn’t even see them if they wasn’t jabbed.rule of 6 made sure it was like this.
its funny when they start talking about a 4th summer booster, all these celebs come out of the woodwork with covid, first obama, now camel toe harris husband tony blair acts like the U.k E>u Psyop tactic version.

TBH it kicking of over their and everyone getting involved isnt out the question even if it a short thing with the effect lasting until they usher in the rest of the agenda 30. Build back better bojo and the conservatives are leading the wef projector at the moment from bedroom tax during austerity to in 2022 to let untrained in trauma any tom, dick and harry going on line like tinder to pick a Ukraine refugee to bring into their U.K homes for 350£ PM. 

You couldn’t even make this up.but it fits the agenda 30 template perfectly.
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Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 16, 2022 2:36 AM
Reply to  Phantasm

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mgeo
mgeo
Mar 16, 2022 8:48 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

+1

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 16, 2022 8:23 AM
Reply to  Phantasm

And for future seasons, just keep alternating those two.

Annie
Annie
Mar 15, 2022 10:42 PM

These psychopaths got think tanks trying to change our opinions our thoughts our lifestyle’s,It may work on brainwashed through social media and Tv programming they have been brainwashing us for decades through TV schooling medical every institution.I pray a lot more wake up to what they have been doing to us because it’s absolutely diabolical and disgusting.Look at it for what it is not conspiracy but fact everything is absolutely disgusting what they are doing to us,we have to see and say what it is we are crawling in propaganda maggots sorry but it’s the truth see it how it really is it’s not sugar coated we are in the pits of hell.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Mar 15, 2022 10:41 PM

RE: Instead, those charged with protecting the west from Soviet-style putsch failed to apprehend it happening right under their noses.

Pretty good article however, this comment above is deceptive to the real history. The Cold War itself was built on a lie created and promulgated by the West. For 3 decades at least government officials, media and academia asserted with little evidence that communists were attempting to take over the world, that the US bureaucracy was riddled with Soviet spies and that the Civil Rights movement, the anti-war movement were under communist influence. It was never the USSR that had many hundreds of bases in foreign countries everywhere on the planet. The Soviet Union rarely ever had any bases further away than in own perimeter. The Big Lie of the Cold War is the ideological con that is the real precedent in depth and scope to the new Biosecurity Globocap.

Penelope
Penelope
Mar 16, 2022 12:21 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Tom, thank you for calling out a few of the errors. The East/West Cold War divide was to slow down Soviet economic progress– as was communism, which was originally fostered in Russia by the Rockefellers, according to author Anthony Sutton. (Sutton was mentor to Patrick Wood, who has for many years continued to expose the “Technocratic Agenda.”)

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Mar 16, 2022 1:03 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Thanks. I don’t buy Sutton’s argument though. There’s too much history that has to be ignored for his argument to hold (that communism is all a Rockefeller plot.) I find the people that buy Sutton’s thesis are those who have not studied the Russian Revolution.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Mar 16, 2022 1:07 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Here’s something I wrote in response to a comment on Sutton about a year and a half ago.

Sutton’s argument can only take hold in people who are profoundly ignorant of working class struggle (enemy #1 for the banksters – e.g. Rockefeller). Working class history is rarely taught in our educational system. And therefore most people are ignorant of their own history. What we are taught is ruling class history, for which Wall Street becomes a handy shorthand.
 
The fundamental problem with Sutton’s argument is that it negates hundreds of years of history of working class struggle – all now a plot by bankers according to Sutton. The Bolshevik revolution did not come out of nowhere: it had a context, a history and a future. Wall Street as well as 14 capitalist nations including the US, England and France supported the White Army (the Russian counter-revolutionary army) sending money, supplies, weapons and even troops (as in the case of the US) to put down the revolution. That certain moneyed interests may indeed have tried to co-opt members of the revolutionary party does not change the much larger and powerful currents of history which Sutton ignores.
 
Where to start? We could start with the French Revolution: Regardless of what you think of the Jacobins, the Revolution would not have been remotely possible without the mass action and solidarity of the sans-culottes (the French working class) who made it impossible for the monarchy to continue. What about Utopian Socialists? Saint-Simon, Fourier and Owen and the movements they inspired? What about the Continental revolutions of 1848, or of the Chartists in Britain? What about the Paris Commune of 1871 where working class people controlled the city and provided their own army, police force, educational system and kept one of the largest cities in the world running for 73 days? (The French aristocracy had to enlist the help of a foreign power to save them, the Prussian Army.) What about the socialist movement in the US, the struggle to unionize from the 1870’s onward? What about the failed Russian Revolution of 1905 which laid the groundwork for 1917? Or the Seattle General strike of 1919 in which workers shut down the entire city in solidarity with the Bolsheviks (as Seattle longshoremen found out that the US ruling class was sending freighter ships of arms and ammunition to the Whites.) What about the German revolution of 1918-1923? The defeat of the German working class was a major precondition for the rise of Nazism. (It was “socialist” in name only; National Socialism could not have risen to power w/o massive support from German Big Business – and of course international banking.) And that’s just up to the 1920’s. For Sutton’s analysis to be correct, then all that history must be erased as it no longer makes any sense.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 16, 2022 9:02 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Academics can be “persuaded”. History and social sciences are especially malleable. Look at the pervasive censorship Prof. David Irving underwent after he tried to tell us his version of WW2.

Who D. Who
Who D. Who
Mar 20, 2022 2:48 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Excellent post. Thank you.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 16, 2022 8:54 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

It has always been about money for cronies. If that means terror, agony and death for domestic troops and foreigners, that hardly matters, except as a propaganda issue.

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 16, 2022 9:54 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

The last of Soviet leadership to be really keen on International Socialism was Trotsky, came to a bad end, courtesy of the Supreme Leader.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Mar 16, 2022 12:43 PM
Reply to  Orthus

Meaning?

Thomas L Frey
Thomas L Frey
Mar 15, 2022 9:28 PM

And this is a limited view of the technology landscape.
Israel’s UNIT 8200 and Talpiot program has had a similar concurrent Israel focused agenda for a long time.
It should be called the INTERWEB, because it is a government corporation web to capture and categorize people.
Everything they are doing is about getting chips inside our bodies. The reason for the phrase Internet of Bodies (IoB).

Pemelope
Pemelope
Mar 15, 2022 8:56 PM

Saudi Arabia is in active negotiations with Beijing over a reckoning for some of its oil supplies to China in yuan,  The Wall Street Journal reports , citing sources familiar with the matter.

The entry of the Chinese national currency into contracts for crude oil would reduce the dominance of the dollar over the global market, and would mark a move towards Asia as a major world exporter.

China buys more than 25% of Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports. If paid in yuan, the sales would boost the yuan’s prestige globally.
https://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/423948-wsj-arabia-saudita-aceptar-yuan-suministro-petroleo

[They’ve been in negotiations for 6 years now]

Henry (sung not spoken)
Henry (sung not spoken)
Mar 16, 2022 1:50 AM
Reply to  Pemelope

Operation ‘Shiny Button’ relies on the fact that the short term memory can be correlated (+ or -) with a group of functions whose inputs are time and data. If readers move on from the current set of data, (the Psyop article), without giving it a recall stimulus because they started reading about oil contracts, for eg, it will be much more difficult for them to recall the first data set when tested by the chap in the labcoat.

May Hen
May Hen
Mar 15, 2022 8:53 PM
Penelope
Penelope
Mar 16, 2022 12:36 AM
Reply to  May Hen

Thank you May Hen. Quite densely factual; I’ve added it to my Big Pharma file. All that money has fertilized monstrous toadstools while we weren’t looking.

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 15, 2022 7:59 PM

“The office would aggregate information about the German people and develop propaganda and psychological operations (PSYOPS) to lower their morale.”

And what a brilliant success that was given Germany fought to the bitter end. Maybe that was the point after all, to prolong the war as they certainly did with WW1? Or maybe Morgenthau just got carried away when he said all Germans should be sterilised which pretty much ensured germans had to fight on and hope something came up…

Anyway, who cares about Psyops? As every good normie knows 1) these only happen to other people 2) if anyone did try it, we’re way too smart too fall for them.

TomUSA
TomUSA
Mar 15, 2022 7:08 PM

Apart from published articles of this type, the machinations of the awake/empowered opposition are necessarily very, very discreet at this time and unreported in the main. Divine power has ever been discreet as it is the subtlest of the subtle…until it isn’t! Don’t despair on the strength of solely what is visible.

We should assume that Humanity, i.e. the Spirit will prevail against these Materialist/Atheists ultimately and we fight them by 1) maintaining strong morale ourselves and 2) awakening those in the middle as best we can. Plants in God’s garden all, some will be weeded out and the rest harvested. I and my tribe strive to make the 2nd group with all we’ve got. To quote a schoolmate at the brink of final exams: ” The easy part is over with. “

aha-swe
aha-swe
Mar 16, 2022 6:08 AM
Reply to  TomUSA

Is that you Tom at TPOF?

Wirralinittogether
Wirralinittogether
Mar 15, 2022 6:59 PM
Orthus
Orthus
Mar 15, 2022 11:15 PM

So we should learn about the evils of the Internet by supporting Amazon?

Reset the Diaboligarchy
Reset the Diaboligarchy
Mar 16, 2022 5:20 AM
Reply to  Orthus

I probably spend more time on amazon than on any other single site, though I’ve only ever purchased a handful of items from them. There is hardly ever any need to actually buy books from them, but as a resource for seeking out new acquisitions and building complete digital libraries on topics of primary interest, they are of inestimable value. Use them — don’t be used by them!

Wirralinittogether: You may wish to remove everything (including and) following “/ref=” in your amazon links as this links back to your own personal searches on amazon.

Oh and seconding the Surveillance Valley recommendation!

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 16, 2022 9:35 AM

But the point of the reference here was to make a purchase, was it not? It is available at Waterstones, online price, via the deadly internet, £9.99.

In general everything in a URL after “?” is also superfluous and can be used for tracking.

Reset the Diaboligarchy
Reset the Diaboligarchy
Mar 16, 2022 8:06 PM
Reply to  Orthus

via the deadly internet

What the internet sells, the internet also gives — for now!!

Jeffrey Strahl
Jeffrey Strahl
Mar 15, 2022 6:34 PM

Feeling generous, so i gave this a 4, really rates 3.5. Nothing wrong with it, but it is totally a repeat of Yasha Levine’s ground breaking book Surveillance Valley, from 2018. It wasn’t even mentioned.
https://surveillancevalley.com

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 16, 2022 9:12 AM
Reply to  Jeffrey Strahl

The writer believes that
:- the Empire is the source of all good things in civilisation
:- it has lost its way temporarily
:- it is interacting with dangerous aliens (heathen) that dare to stand up to it.

EarlofSuave
EarlofSuave
Mar 15, 2022 6:27 PM

Regarding counterinsurgency and PSYOPS, have a butcher’s here

http://metanoia-films.org/films/

May Hem
May Hem
Mar 15, 2022 9:16 PM
Reply to  EarlofSuave

Its “in- the-net” for ‘internet’. “tell-a-vision” for television – where you are ‘programmed’.

These are all for propaganda, programing and spying. What is called ‘entertainment’ has become a lower and lower standard as the TV screens get bigger and bigger. Scenes of violence increase and intensify as the viewers become less sensitive and less in touch with their humanity – making them more receptive to programing from the increasing propaganda now prevalent in both ads and programs.

Those of us who are more aware do not watch TV. At least we can still be selective with our viewing choices on the internet – for now.

les online
les online
Mar 15, 2022 11:44 PM
Reply to  May Hem

Programming starts in The Nursery…. with “when to feed Baby ?”, and imposing a Feeding Timetable on Baby…
Then the toddler is sat in front of a TV set to learn Regularity from shows in their Regular daily slots…
And by the time the kid is to start its State compelled “education’ (= more regimentation), it will have learned that Time Is Linear, and can be broken into smaller units – seconds, minutes….. and Hours of Boredom …

“That’s Life !” (sang Old Blue-eyes)…

Kika
Kika
Mar 16, 2022 12:46 AM
Reply to  les online

Are we headed for a planet of zombies? The techo-wafflers of the cabal would love that.

les online
les online
Mar 16, 2022 1:07 AM
Reply to  Kika

In politics there’s said to be a left, a right, and a center. It’s a convenient schema. Most voters are center-right, some are center-left and the piddling few who are left dont vote…
It has become standard to claim a third of the masses are very pro-covid vax, another third can be scared, and a third remain obnoxious…Well i know lots of obnoxious persons – and they’ve all bared their shoulder to be vaxxed…

In Days of Yore The State allowed little leftist groups to exist. It knew such attracted the rebellious, and so it could keep an eye on potential troubles. The State fears Lone Wolfs. Today Lone wolves stay off the internet…

Kika
Kika
Mar 16, 2022 5:30 AM
Reply to  May Hem

And don’t forget your “cell” phone – a mobile prison and spying device.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 15, 2022 6:17 PM

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S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 15, 2022 6:20 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

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“Inflation Good, Hyperinflation Even Better….Baaaaaaaaaaaah!”

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 15, 2022 6:24 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

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S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 15, 2022 6:36 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

“Say it ain’t so Spicoli.”
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“Say it ain’t so Stoner Boy. Say that you’re not a Nazi dude.”
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“Just some of Stoner Boy’s NATO Nazi Banderite/Langley-Land terrorist chums doing their Third Reich brown shirt jackboot goosestepping thing. What? ARE ALL OF YOU ON DRUGSZZZZ?”

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 16, 2022 12:34 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

“So Spicoli intends to make a documentary about the Ukraine?”
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If it is along the lines of the above probably he should get the guy below (Fahruddin Sharafmal) to narrate it.”

https://www.rt.com/russia/552019-ukraine-presenter-nazi-genocide/

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 16, 2022 2:59 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

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Violet
Violet
Mar 16, 2022 8:02 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Brilliant 👍

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 16, 2022 3:01 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

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Baby Lovet
Baby Lovet
Mar 16, 2022 8:00 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

Azov High School graduating class 2020

Hank
Hank
Mar 17, 2022 1:02 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

And 13 Billion for Ukraine that will somehow find it’s way back to the big guy.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 16, 2022 3:03 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

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mgeo
mgeo
Mar 16, 2022 9:18 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

+1

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 15, 2022 9:46 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

She thinks we’ve forgotten.
Probably a lot of the general public have done too…

hoytmonger
hoytmonger
Mar 16, 2022 1:10 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

She’s an expert in war crimes. Who better to give advice on their avoidance?

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 16, 2022 9:15 AM
Reply to  S Cooper

+1