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REVIEW: “States of Emergency”

Edward Curtin

Edward Curtin reviews “States of Emergency: Keeping the Global Populations in Check” by Kees van der Pijl.

This book is a brilliant and comprehensive analysis of the Covid-19 crisis and the worldwide states of siege instituted under its cover.

Reading it, one cannot help but shake one’s head in outrage at the long-planned nature of the wealthy global elite’s seizure of power under the guise of a germ emergency and the revolutionary crisis it has created.

I say this not only because I am predisposed to the author’s thesis, but because he buttresses his argument with overwhelming documentation that is meticulously sourced and noted. 

This is a work of genuine scholarship of the highest order, and to read it closely and with an open mind one can’t help but be convinced of its essential truth.

Kees van der Pijl, the author of The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class and the winner of the 2008 Deutscher Prize for Nomads, Empires, States: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy, introduces his study with these words [my emphasis]:

The psychological shock of the proclamation of a pandemic, like the purpose behind torture, is intended to induce acceptance of a ‘new normal’ and to turn off critical judgment. This state of mind is achieved by withholding information about what is really going on, through the extremely one-sided information by politicians and mainstream media. Divergent views by often highly qualified experts are not mentioned or are dismissed as ‘conspiracy theories.’ This can be compared to the sensory deprivation in psychological torture. . . .We are dealing with a biopolitical  seizure of power, initiated at the level of global governance and reaching deep into the sovereignty of the individual, a seizure that involves a  whole range of forms of violence. 

The reason van der Pijl’s analysis is so powerful is because he clearly sees the historical context for the Covid crisis, how it is linked to issues of geo/economic-politics going back thirty-five years or more, culminating in the 2008 economic crash that ended years of capitalist speculation. 

Then when President Barack Obama, serving as the front man for the big speculators, banks, and shadow banks, bailed out those entities and created a new financial order, popular revolts, such as those which were brewing on the eve of the New Deal in the 1930s, broke out around the world in the ensuing years and had to be subdued.  “Strikes, riots, and antigovernment demonstrations have broken existing records in every category during this period [since 2008].”

The elites knew that such revolts of an uncontrollable world population had to be kept under control, and that the growing numbers approaching 8 billion people had also to be culled. But van der Pijl’s subtitle, while intimating both with its double-entendre, leads him to focus on the former that he deems “much more important.”

While popular unrest and rage have been more or less suppressed since 2020 with the Covid crisis effectively used to put down its latest signs of eruption and to replace it with a permanent sense of anxiety, fear and trembling was first introduced on a massive scale with the attacks of September 11, 2001, the connected insider anthrax attacks, the Patriot Act, and emergency propaganda measures used to fuel the war on terror that has no end.

This terrorizing of the world has taken multiple forms with an ongoing series of U.S. wars on other countries – Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc., not to mention the proxy wars – supported by massive digital propaganda meant to take populations hostage to the lies.

Van der Pijl cogently shows how the Covid crisis fear campaign’s official account is untrue; how it is a political and not a medical emergency; and that it will collapse, as it has, at least temporarily, but how its deeper purpose is to create a  permanent authoritarian, surveillance social order controlled by transnational elites through global digital IDs, etc.

This “new normal” relies on the corporate mass media to do the dissemination of the propaganda of fear and lies, and so he correctly emphasizes the central importance of the IT revolution and the single complex triangle of intelligence services-IT-media, which are in essence one entity.

The information warfare of mind control of the ruling class is fundamental, as he writes:

This is the core around which the ruling class in the West began to regroup after 2008 and which is now waging the information war against the global population by means of the Covid state of emergency.

He sees the elites’ seizure of power as an effort to foreclose a democratic transformation through the Information Technology (IT) revolution that he compares to the invention of the printing press in the 15th century, which as such could potentially serve as a liberating force. 

However, he also views IT, digitization, and the Internet from its inception as fundamental to the elites’ repressive control.  This double-edged perspective (about which I will return later) raises important questions.

But the body of the book is devoted to all the ways the intelligence-IT-media triangle has conducted its information warfare campaign based on techniques developed years ago in CIA counterinsurgency operations in Vietnam – Operation Phoenix – and its Strategy of Tension operations in Italy and Europe in the 1970s, and Lebanon and Central America in the 1980s.

He shows how these operations, stretching back so many decades, are connected to events today, greatly enhanced by the digital devices – particularly the cell phone.

He shows how Barack Obama’s 2012 initiation of aggressive global cyber operations – Total Information Awareness – whose details Edward Snowden made public, expanded the war against the population through cyber pacification techniques.

He tells the reader how the methods of such warfare that were used in Afghanistan and Iraq were brought home with the return of JSOC commander Stanley McChrystal, who just so happens to head an advisory group, the McChrystal Group, that plays a pivotal role in the Covid crisis by allegedly countering disinformation and promoting the government’s version of Covid truth.

He reminds readers about McChrystal’s journalist enemy, Michael Hastings, who after writing an article about McChrystal that led to his recall from Afghanistan and firing, would just so happen to be killed when his Mercedes was “hacked and detonated by remote control in a collision” in Los Angeles a few years later.

Van der Pijl shows how it just so happened that the new digital technologies were privatized in the defense and intelligence areas to form “Private-Public Partnerships” and how the World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted the UN’s 2030 Vision with all its multivarious connections to the imposition of the Covid crisis from above.

He draws the connections between the WEF, Bill Gates, US intelligence, vaccines, the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Carnegie institutions, journalists on the CIA’s payroll, In-Q-Tel (the CIA’s venture capital arm), Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Black Rock, and so many other individuals and groups with the goal of establishing The Great Reset when the elites will try to exert total electronic control over people’s lives through a digital world economy, artificial intelligence, etc.

He details the US/Nazi connections going back to WWII and the US biological weapons research and warfare targeting China and Russia, including the bio-laboratories in Ukraine.  He tells us how:

This goes back to a 2005 agreement between the Pentagon and Ukraine’s Ministry of Health. It prohibits the Kiev government from disclosing sensitive information about the program; Ukraine is required to hand over the dangerous pathogens produced there to the U.S. Department of Defense for further biological research. . . . One of the Pentagon’s laboratories is located in Kharkov where at least 20 Ukrainian soldiers succumbed to a flu-like virus within two days in 2016…In 2014 there was an outbreak in Moscow of a new, highly virulent variant of the Cholera agent Vibrio Cholera, related to the species identified in Ukraine.

He connects Anthony Fauci, the director of EcoHealth Alliance Dr. Peter Daszak, Christian Drosen of PCR notoriety, Fort Detrick, Wuhan, the World Military Games held in Wuhan between 18-27 October 2019, etc.

He explains how the Covid pandemic and lockdowns are a form of disaster capitalism that is a global project whose tentacles stretch extensively from the Gates Foundation to the Poynter Institute to the McChrystal Group to Philip Zelikow to the pharmaceutical companies and their “vaccine” push and propaganda to DARPA … to… to… 

He writes:

It appears again and again that behind both the biopolitical and the IT-media power blocs lies the strategy of the American national security complex. . . One of the most alarming aspects of the transition from mechanical to psychological warfare against the population is that the authorities have now set their sights on the human genetic code as well.

In seven densely packed chapters, van der Pijl weaves and documents a vast tapestry of devious conspiratorial forces behind the states of emergency aimed at world control.  Reading them and following his sources, one would have to be brain dead to not realize that what is now happening throughout the world is not an accident or the result of things just happening but is a long planned operation conducted by very sophisticated forces interconnected in the group he calls the “intelligence-IT-triangle” that is waging mind control warfare to disguise the truth about their deadly bio/germ-weapons, their military wars around the world, and their economic assault on regular people.

It is a world war conducted on multiple fronts whose goal is elite control, the extinguishing of democracy, and the reduction of human being to appendages of the mega-machine.

But I would be remiss if I didn’t say that I think his conclusion may be too optimistic.  For even though he argues that the Information Technology revolution is central to elite propaganda and control, he believes IT – this “social brain” – holds revolutionary democratic potential if it can be liberated from elite dominance.

I don’t see how this can happen, though I wish he were right.  A decentralized, democratic internet seems like a pipe dream to me.  A dream not unlike that of so many others who have assumed technology’s beneficence and inevitability even when they sense its insidious, destructive capabilities.

He is right to say that ”everything revolves around the one universal currency, information,” and that digital infrastructure is now at the center of social organization.  This is beyond dispute. 

However, those intelligence/military/IT forces that created and control the internet and digital technologies will not voluntarily cede control.  They will wage information war with it, censor it, de-platform people and sites, etc.  I believe this technology is intrinsically anti-democratic.  Nevertheless,  his concluding chapter on this issue is very important for broaching this dilemma and getting people to debate it.

This book should be read by anyone who cares about our world. It is brilliant and extremely timely.

Edward Curtin is an independent writer whose work has appeared widely over many years. His website is edwardcurtin.com and his new book is Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies.
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The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Mar 21, 2022 2:53 PM

Thank you Mr. Curtin.

I think this is one the difficult problems to approach: that of the historical development of the tools (of which technology is one example) humans use for the production of their life. There is a tearing conflict between what we are as human beings and the changes in the human consciousness and human relationships that accompany the development of the tools themselves. To what extent the changes introduced are acceptable? What is the criterion and who decides? Up to now, Capital has been deciding everything in its desperate need to reproduce itself, which is the only criterion it uses.

There is a quote from Orwell saying something like: In the face of every new invention, one must ask whether it renders us more human or less human. But to a young person in 2022, wandering around with 3 cellphones, wires hanging all over, and a headphone, talking to themselves like a madman is perfectly human… The problem is that we get used to these changes without giving them much thought. As someone commented here, I think Mother Nature is calling us to order, the conflict the changes technology is causing in us as persons is getting to be a painful dead weight on the whole species, and the situation IMO has to get worse enough so that our guts are forced to take over. That young person will have a hard time living in a “metaverse” a good chunk of his waking hours, permanently connected to the “cloud”. “Evidently”, I hope they’ll think at some point, “this is wrong”.

To the experts, this is interpreted as “Progress”, put within quotes because the word is ambiguous, just meaning a step ahead. But this “Progress” has been shaped by economic constraints that gave it its development. Without these constraints, or within a different mode of production of human existence, [the one we are living under is hardly the only one, having had a starting point and, analogically, shall have an ending one] I don’t think we’d have this level or this kind of technology. IMO, the doctrine of perfectibility of man is a false doctrine because it assumes, like the doctrine of indefinite “Progress”, that today is better than yesterday, just because time has passed by in-between. Well, I fiercely disagree; and strongly believe that humanity can get together, and come to a consensus about what level of technology we wish to live at, and stay there.

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.” – George Orwell

This crazy idea that things have to evolve and change and get “perfected” (reason alone can’t conceive of what absolute perfection consists of) over time really reflects only the immanent need of a particular mode of production to continue reproducing itself, that’s all. For those who can think from without the box, we shall perfectly be ready to do without Capital when it is ripe for it to go, and there is no reason why we should’t be able to establish what kinds of tools we wish to use for our own production.

And I’m glad Neil Postman seems to share the same opinion about the inevitability of “Progress”. His 6 questions to consider in the face of new innovations try to remind us that technology is just a tool we should be able to adopt or disregard:

1. What is the problem to which this technology is the solution?

2. Whose problem is it?

3. Which people and what institutions might be most seriously harmed by a technological solution?”

4. What new problems might be created because we have solved this problem?

5. What sort of people and institutions might acquire special economic and political power because of technological change?

6. What changes in language are being enforced by new technologies, and what is being gained and lost by such changes?

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 22, 2022 6:00 AM

Capitalism requires oligarchy precisely to obfuscate and censor such questions.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Mar 22, 2022 2:00 PM
Reply to  mgeo

+1

Yes, that’s why we need to insist on them.

El Zafio
El Zafio
Mar 21, 2022 11:56 AM

Author makes a big deal of the biolabs, tells you everything you need to know.

Howard
Howard
Mar 22, 2022 2:15 PM
Reply to  El Zafio

Bear in mind that somebody simply coined the term BioLab. It doesn’t necessarily mean what the word implies. In fact, it’s far more likely they concoct toxins than pathogens – especially since toxins are a sure kill. Whereas pathogens (if they exist) are rather iffy as weapons of mass destruction.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 21, 2022 10:22 AM

However, those intelligence/military/IT forces that created and control the internet and digital technologies will not voluntarily cede control.

No they won’t. They will have to be forced to do so. This can happen if/when the majority understands what’s happening.

TDj
TDj
Mar 24, 2022 8:54 AM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Amen.
Repeat
Prayer…

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis
Mar 21, 2022 7:26 AM

The World Is Turned Upside Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oub5-p3qSkU
I see the Four-fold Man, The Humanity in deadly sleep
2And its fallen Emanation, the Spectre and its cruel Shadow.
3I see the Past, Present and Future existing all at once
4Before me. O Divine Spirit, sustain me on thy wings,
5That I may awake Albion from his long and cold repose;
6For Bacon and Newton, sheath’d in dismal steel, their terrors hang
7Like iron scourges over Albion: reasonings like vast serpents
8Infold around my limbs, bruising my minute articulations.
9I turn my eyes to the schools and universities of Europe
10And there behold the Loom of Locke, whose Woof rages dire,
11Wash’d by the Water-wheels of Newton: black the cloth
12In heavy wreaths folds over every nation: cruel works
13Of many Wheels I view, wheel without wheel, with cogs tyrannic
14Moving by compulsion each other, not as those in Eden, which,
15Wheel within wheel, in freedom revolve in harmony and peace.
)Original Text William Blake, Jerusalem (1804)
https://notthegrubstreetjournal.com/2022/03/21/how-close-we-are-to-the-denouement-lord-of-the-dance-or-follow-davos-man/

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis
Mar 21, 2022 7:24 AM

The World Is Turned Upside Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oub5-p3qSkU

I see the Four-fold Man, The Humanity in deadly sleep
2And its fallen Emanation, the Spectre and its cruel Shadow.
3I see the Past, Present and Future existing all at once
4Before me. O Divine Spirit, sustain me on thy wings,
5That I may awake Albion from his long and cold repose;
6For Bacon and Newton, sheath’d in dismal steel, their terrors hang
7Like iron scourges over Albion: reasonings like vast serpents
8Infold around my limbs, bruising my minute articulations.

9I turn my eyes to the schools and universities of Europe
10And there behold the Loom of Locke, whose Woof rages dire,
11Wash’d by the Water-wheels of Newton: black the cloth
12In heavy wreaths folds over every nation: cruel works
13Of many Wheels I view, wheel without wheel, with cogs tyrannic
14Moving by compulsion each other, not as those in Eden, which,
15Wheel within wheel, in freedom revolve in harmony and peace.

Blake, William (1757 – 1827)Original Text William Blake, Jerusalem (1804)
https://notthegrubstreetjournal.com/2022/03/21/how-close-we-are-to-the-denouement-lord-of-the-dance-or-follow-davos-man/

Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis
Mar 21, 2022 10:08 AM
Reply to  Roger Lewis

AN INFERNAL CONVERGENCE, INVENTORS of EVIL THINGS , Alex Thompson and the world view of the men who believe themselves to be gods.
There’s a fat old lady outside the saloon;
laying out the credit she plays Fortune.
The deck is uneven right from the start;
all of their hands are playing apart.

dom irritant
dom irritant
Mar 21, 2022 3:07 PM
Reply to  Roger Lewis

thank you roger for the alex thompson link, i like his demeanor and he is easy to comprehend

Bob the bum
Bob the bum
Mar 21, 2022 6:45 AM

“…he believes IT – this “social brain” – holds revolutionary democratic potential if it can be liberated from elite dominance”

I see parallels between the hierarchical power structures of governments and capitalism and the hierarchical client-server architecture of the internet and proprietary software.
I am not a computer nerd but some emerging technologies do look promising for organising without strict hierarchy i.e. in a decentralised way.
Bittorrent is one example of a robust technology which is peer to peer, participatory and scalable as opposed to a limited number of clients connecting to a corporate server farm. The underlying infrastructure however is still hierarchical and so one still needs to pay for an internet connection to those who own the cables and switches, but not to share the files.
Mesh networking though is decentralised and requires each user’s router to simultaneously connect to multiple peers within range and to route traffic for others. Serval mesh is the name of one such project which aims to use mobile phones to connect to each other directly rather than via a tower. Initially it only worked with wifi on account of regulatory issues but even that is useful at large events or gatherings where you can call for free if enough people are running the app.
The Interplanetary File System looks promising for decentralised file storage. You run a node on your computer to participate in what is essentially a cloud storage alternative.
The blockchain technology behind bitcoin is useful for more than crypto currency.Ethereum is using the blockchain for what it calls “smart contracts” but I can’t pretend to understand it.
Lately I have been looking into whether a decentralised version of universal basic income might be possible using blockchain technology and found that indeed several crypto nerds are working on it. The UBI is a great idea until you realise that, as with welfare, it seems to necessarily involve a centralised database and an authority/government which can decide not to pay us unless we qualify with obedience/allegiance. The alternative aproach is to verify identity only at the local level and to remove the ability for any authority to deny payment. How to convince governments and the filthy rich to commit funds to a voluntary UBI is still the main problem though.
Of course linux and other free software projects somehow manage to organsise democratically to produce complex systems and products where patents and copyright is replaced with open source and the “gnu” General Public License. Can the same kind of approach be used to build anarchistic alternatives to the dominant hierarchical power structures of politics and the poverty guaranteed trickle-down economic systems?

Bob the bum
Bob the bum
Mar 21, 2022 9:11 AM
Reply to  Bob the bum

The smart contracts btw are being used to facilitate voting in what they’re calling DAOs: decentralized autonomous organizations. The question I have is how much of society can be (re)organised in this way?
And wikipedia is of course is an example of non hierarchical.organising of knowledge. It’s basically a public scrapbook with a conflict resolution process to avoid/resolve edit wars.I am not impressed however with how the disputes tend to resolve(that’s democracy for you) or how much money the organisation claims to need to run it.

Bob the bum
Bob the bum
Mar 21, 2022 10:16 AM
Reply to  Bob the bum

If I could just clarify wikipedia’s hosting is not decentralised. It really ought to be moved to the IPFS or made into a P2P web application to be truly decentralised.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Mar 21, 2022 11:27 AM
Reply to  Bob the bum

Wikipedia is a despicable NWO propaganda cesspool.

fxgrube
fxgrube
Mar 21, 2022 11:46 PM

Yes. Despicable!

Bob the bum
Bob the bum
Mar 22, 2022 7:31 AM
Reply to  fxgrube

Wikipedia is a reflection of the world view of those who win the edit wars. It is thus an example of tyranny of the majority otherwise known as democracy. On any controversial issue one just needs to understand it is better to go straight to the talk page and if necessary to the edit history of both the article and the talk page.This is where the useful information is to be found.
I don’t even bother trying to edit wikipedia on account of the culture i.e. the ministry of truth smart alec types who reside there, but anyone can edit the talk pages.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 21, 2022 10:24 AM
Reply to  Bob the bum

Shared storage can be misused. Collaborative comuting evolved into netbots.

UBI: There is no need to persuade the wealthy if they are taxed, but that is precisely the crux. Also, if there is a future need to get some people to work, they may litigate against such “conscription”.

Howard
Howard
Mar 21, 2022 2:53 AM

They say of certain toxins that they cannot be made safe. Ditto for technology.

TDj
TDj
Mar 21, 2022 7:51 AM
Reply to  Howard

Either you are right or wrong: so, binary innit’? Safe to say 😉?
TDj

Howard
Howard
Mar 21, 2022 2:48 PM
Reply to  TDj

Not so much binary as “proof is in the pudding.” Show me one example of a technology that was neither invented by the military outright nor weaponized by the military. Nothing is safe in the hands of three-year olds in uniform.

TDj
TDj
Mar 23, 2022 4:48 PM
Reply to  Howard

A Nutri-Bullet & A grapefruit knife ? Maybe, there again some youtoober pseudo soldier could
Probably spin that into
** a deadly weapon,** too…

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 21, 2022 1:48 AM

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jimbojames
jimbojames
Mar 21, 2022 9:46 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Ha-ha, it (what’s portrayed in the artist’s rendering of what I’m guessing is a family on a Sunday jaunt) was ‘extremist’ circa the 1950s too, or don’t you know ‘white privilege’ (aka white supremacy) didn’t all of a sudden become a thing with your precious millennials.

Howard
Howard
Mar 21, 2022 2:50 PM
Reply to  jimbojames

+10. Imagine a black family showing up at the picnic grounds in 1950.

Jeffrey Strahl
Jeffrey Strahl
Mar 21, 2022 12:34 AM

“This goes back to a 2005 agreement between the Pentagon and Ukraine’s Ministry of Health. It prohibits the Kiev government from disclosing sensitive information about the program; Ukraine is required to hand over the dangerous pathogens produced there to the U.S. Department of Defense for further biological research. . . . One of the Pentagon’s laboratories is located in Kharkov where at least 20 Ukrainian soldiers succumbed to a flu-like virus within two days in 2016…In 2014 there was an outbreak in Moscow of a new, highly virulent variant of the Cholera agent Vibrio Cholera, related to the species identified in Ukraine.”
Germ/virus theory deluxe redux. Dr Valentina Kiselev was born in St Petersburg, lives there again after living in the US. She addresses the “labs” question head on within this excellent demolition of germ theory.
https://www.humanley.com/blog/episode37 
Episode 37: Dr. Valentina Kiselev – Do Germs Cause Disease? Daniel Roytas, 2/1/22. About one hour.

les online
les online
Mar 21, 2022 12:54 AM
Reply to  Jeffrey Strahl
les online
les online
Mar 20, 2022 10:53 PM

It’s Monday in Sydney. and i’m wondering if it’s gonna be another “BS” week in the Offguardian ‘comments’ section.
Last week i lost count of the number of times “BS” was used as a counter-argument… Whoever invented “BS’ should receive a Nobel Prize for ‘Improved Communications’, or Something. At least the person should have copy-righted it; last week “BS” would have made the “BS” owner a small fortune…

Howard
Howard
Mar 21, 2022 2:52 PM
Reply to  les online

I’m told it was a male bovine who invented it. Cows are ineligible for the Nobel.

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 20, 2022 10:36 PM

Thanks Ed and Kees.
I’ll patiently await the reviews in the MSM.
I’m sure they’ll be glowing.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 20, 2022 10:06 PM

I was reading Dostoevsky and on finding references to Jewish matters realised that it would be easy to take any of this as indications of anti-Semitism just as it would be easy to present Papageno’s aria in The Magic Flute as the song of a rapist. And the slimy propagandists above would not hesitate to carry out such smears to denigrate reputations and entire cultures in the service of warmongering to further their power games. These creatures are absolute nihilists.

Martin Usher
Martin Usher
Mar 21, 2022 12:32 AM
Reply to  George Mc

AFAIK the only restrictions placed on Jewish people in pre-Revolutioary Russia were that you had to register to live in one of the principal cities.

Post-revolutionary Russia is different since half the intellectual driving force behind the revolution (and the leaddership of the Checka) were Jewish. That’s probably what the Taarists were concerned about with their registration requirement.)

More recently there’s been a concerted effort to paint the USSR (and by extension, Russia) as anti-semitic since the Regan years. It was all propaganda but probably aided by a tweak to the definition of anti-Semitic that meant it now meant “anti-Zionist” and by extension “critical of the State of Israel”. The Israelis did all right out of this because they pulled a lot of processionals (especially to my knowledge people like engineers) out of Russia. But that’s nothing to do with historical anti-anything. Back in WW2 the Russians went to great lengths to keep their Jewish enclaves out of the hands of the Germans once they learned that this mean death to those people.

jimbojames
jimbojames
Mar 21, 2022 9:55 AM
Reply to  Martin Usher

I don’t know where you get your information but ‘Jews in pre-Revolutionary Russia’ weren’t allowed to live in Russia at all, or didn’t you ever hear of the Pale or the expression beyond the Pale or that Jews lived in the Pale until mass migrations began in the 1880s. Ha-ha, pre-Revolutionary Russia, guess whose brother was murdered/arrested in connection with assassination of Czar Alex III (I think that’s the Alexi assassinated in the 1880s).

There may have been a time (or brief window) when ‘Jews in pre-Revolutionary Russia’ actually resided in Russia. Ho-ho, now it comes back to me, Jews were incentivized to move, I believe, to the Ukraine in the 19th century perhaps even early 19th century. For the specifics you can check the internet, but I believe what you’ll find is that I got it mostly correct and you are wrong.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 22, 2022 12:59 PM
Reply to  Martin Usher

The history of both Russia and Eastern/Central Europe is littered with anti-Jewish pogroms. The Fiddler on the Roof was fiction, but it was based on real events of the era.

Krishna
Krishna
Mar 20, 2022 7:30 PM

“A decentralized, democratic internet seems like a pipe dream to me.”

It already exists, you just need to know what part of it your on. I’ve used the internet as I please since it’s been available. I’ve watched sites rise and fall over and over. If I get banned or blocked form one part I go somewhere else. As one site gets taken down another one pops up in its place somewhere else. Sites continue to function because they are profitable. They are profitable because they draw in traffic. They draw in traffic because people want to engage with the content that is being provided. You’re not victims here. You have everything you need to maintain your freedoms. But the freedom you enjoy has a purpose. Human life is a rare gift, it can be wasted on temporary entanglements or it can be used for its intended purpose. To realize the self, to understand your relationship with the divine. To leave the temporary miseries of life behind and step into forever:

https://prabhupadabooks.com/iso
and/or
https://krishna.org/sri-isopanisad-1969-editon-pdf-download/

fxgrube
fxgrube
Mar 21, 2022 2:21 AM
Reply to  Krishna

Sites do pop up elsewhere, but each is less accessible than the original site. Which means increased segregation and less public impact. (i also note a shrinkage by nearly half or more of the original site membership)

jimbojames
jimbojames
Mar 21, 2022 9:57 AM
Reply to  fxgrube

great pushback, fxgrube, though I don’t concede that new and wonderful sites pop up regularly elsewhere because of, ha-ha, market economics.

Owen
Owen
Mar 21, 2022 1:13 PM
Reply to  Krishna

I concur there is currently such a thing in that we can encrypt traffic between endpoints on the provided infrastructure. But why do we encrypt? Because we are being watched.

Consider who owns the infrastructure, who owns all the undersea cables, satellites and data centres?
We certainly don’t and if we did we’d be dealt with in exactly the same way that so many SMEs were recently.

I’m aging and not great at deep research but a quick look at undersea cable maps and satellite maps and following links to some of those companies revealed executives with questionable associations or histories, like too many global enterprises today. 
* Why would we think they will let us have any control on their infrastructure?

I remember when 128-bit encryption was developed and thinking it’s just the same old game, create a cryptographic algorithm, crack it, create, crack…
* Why would we think the elites do not know about breaking encryption?

In the early nineties, an article I read in an IT periodical suggested that a medium becomes commercially viable once it can carry pornography. Just look at the control on the legacy media!
* Why would we think this is not happening to the web?

I fear that soon th’Interweb as we know it will be out of our reach.

Regards.

Undersea cables: https://www.submarinecablemap.com/
Satellites: https://in-the-sky.org/satmap_worldmap.php
Data centres: There are many services to show this one, just key “global data centres map” into DuckDuckGo.com

Howard
Howard
Mar 21, 2022 3:07 PM
Reply to  Krishna

But you’re overlooking the guy looking over your shoulder. He’s not “The Man From UNCLE”; but he surely is “The Man From NSA.” And his busy little fingers are recording every site you visit. And if some day that site gets blacklisted, so will you.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Mar 20, 2022 7:15 PM

So… more book sales?! They’ll do it!

syllamo
syllamo
Mar 20, 2022 6:41 PM

And I’m going to leave this one for those which want to see how our enslavement works – https://syllamo.blogspot.com/2017/02/nwo-manifesto-condensed-version.html

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Mar 20, 2022 7:17 PM
Reply to  syllamo

Well syllamo… Your mind is out… of this world!

syllamo
syllamo
Mar 20, 2022 8:16 PM
Reply to  Voz 0db

Thanks for the kudos 🙂

J A
J A
Mar 21, 2022 1:55 AM
Reply to  syllamo

dude, is that beanie covering your hair, or your mind?

Big al
Big al
Mar 20, 2022 6:26 PM

In effect, we give them permission by voting for their politicians and political parties and participating in their political systems, and we enforce their plans by signing up to be their pigs and mercenaries, agreeing to design and build their weapons, and participating in their frauds. Maybe We the People are our own worst enemy.

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 20, 2022 5:38 PM

It’s so fucking pathetic. I just overheard on the news: “Zelensky, who is Jewish, compared the behaviour of the Russians to that of the Nazi Party in the 1940s.” Finger pointing moral evaluations for morons.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Mar 20, 2022 3:48 PM
syllamo
syllamo
Mar 20, 2022 2:26 PM

My thoughts on the ‘digital era’ and where it may be heading – enjoy – https://syllamo.blogspot.com/2020/12/temporary-existence.html

Ernest Judd
Ernest Judd
Mar 20, 2022 7:19 PM
Reply to  syllamo

Economic exploitation is the sole mechanism for ALL the society divides in question:
Just tell a well-off person that their status is based on this very thing, then be prepared for fireworks, much hostility and petulant self-proclaimed victimhood.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Mar 20, 2022 2:08 PM

Child abuse is good for business. Child abuse has ALWAYS been good for business !

https://rumble.com/vxv4w3-dr.-naomi-wolf-tech-is-minting-money-on-impaired-children..html
Dr. Naomi Wolf: “Tech is minting money on impaired children.”
Bannons War Room
March 19, 2022

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/autism-the-most-glaring-aspect-of-the-deterioration-of-health-among-our-kids
By Anne Dachel
Aug 21, 2020
Autism – The Most Glaring Aspect of the Deterioration of Health Among Our Kids?
We’ve watched the numbers explode with no end in sight. Over the last 20 years the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have routinely updated the autism rate:

2001: one in 250
2004: one in 166
2007: one in 150
2009: one in 110
2012: one in 88
2014: one in 68
2018: one in 59
2020: one in 54

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Mar 20, 2022 2:25 PM

The Old Normal

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/local-news/special-schools-way-over-capacity-23430857
Special schools are ‘way over capacity’ with hundreds more places needed soon
SEND provision in Sheffield is ‘under significant pressure’ and ‘maxed-out’ according to the city council
By Lucy Ashton – Local Democracy Reporter
18 MAR 2022
Two new special schools opening in Sheffield are already oversubscribed – with an additional 300 school places needed in coming years.
In the last few years, 214 additional special school places have been created for pupils who are disabled or have special needs. A further 116 places are in the pipeline with the two new special schools. . . . But council officers say more needs to be done. . . . We’ve already developed over 200 places in the last few years, that’s about a 20 per cent increase on what we already had, and yet provision of places remains a significant challenge.
This challenge is reflected nationally – the number of children in specialist settings has risen by 27 per cent since 2014 and continues to increase. It is currently forecast that demand for special school places will rise by 30 per cent over the next five years, and this could rise to 50 per cent in a worst-case scenario . . .

https://www.lossofbraintrust.com
Childhood Lost
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we’ve long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.

Anne Dachel, Media editor, Age of Autism

Phantasm
Phantasm
Mar 20, 2022 5:51 PM

Your anti fake hero trump loved buying and shilling vaccines.
make america great for the big pharma.

dom irritant
dom irritant
Mar 20, 2022 5:41 PM

correlates with vaccine damage that (Dr) andrew wakefield was turfed out of the uk for blowing his whistle (the Lancet published his papers then withdrew their support) and stripped of his MD. he also called out covid as a hoax “no more deadly than seasonal flu”

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Mar 20, 2022 9:02 PM
Reply to  dom irritant

They may look like “vaccine damaged” children to you and I, but to some people they’re a shiny new, special-ed facility; and to the medical-industrial complex they’re a multi-decade revenue stream.

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 20, 2022 12:37 PM

“In-Q-Tel (the CIA’s venture capital arm)”

Funders of the start-up of Facebook of course – something not mentioned in ‘The Social Network’ which is pretty much all one needs to know about Hollywood.

“Would you like to record everything you do for the intelligence agencies?” turned out to be as hard a sale as “would you like to consume drugs to make you docile?” was to the counterculture.

mariusmioc
mariusmioc
Mar 20, 2022 2:06 PM
Reply to  Grafter

Those who are labeling as „neo-nazi” the Ukrainian forces who fight against Russian invasion are just repeating Russia propaganda.
I have no doubt that Ukrainian forces killed people. This is happening in a war. But the war was started by Klaus Schwab’s friend Putin. You can see on the youtube chanell of the World Economic Forum how Putin is addressing to Schwab as „Dear Klaus”. https://youtu.be/hPClu1BeQIE

Penny
Penny
Mar 20, 2022 2:25 PM
Reply to  mariusmioc

The neo nazis have been identified as such for years now- they in fact openly admit this themselves. The government here in Canada has acknowledged their naziism is a problem that needs to be kept on the down low

Ottawa Citizen 2021

Therefore, you are completely mistaken in your assertion as follows…

“Those who are labeling as „neo-nazi” the Ukrainian forces who fight against Russian invasion are just repeating Russia propaganda.”

I covered them extensively during the Maidan “revolution” aka western backed coup. They were responsible for a mass of deaths in Odessa

Penny
Penny
Mar 20, 2022 2:27 PM
Reply to  mariusmioc
Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Mar 20, 2022 2:40 PM
Reply to  mariusmioc

The neo nazis are well known, the MSM were reporting them for years until this year, and the people in Mariupol are almost all Russian so why would Putin bomb them?

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 20, 2022 2:43 PM

Mariupol is the headquarters of the Azov battalion.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Mar 20, 2022 3:43 PM

Yep and most of the population are Russians

Jen
Jen
Mar 20, 2022 7:09 PM

Sophie is correct, the Azov Battalion’s HQ is in Mariupol. No better place to terrorise your potential victims (mostly Russian-speaking with some smaller ethnic minorities like Greeks) than to park your HQ and the majority of your thugs among them.

Voz 0db
Voz 0db
Mar 20, 2022 7:19 PM

Can’t see your point!

Grafter
Grafter
Mar 20, 2022 5:44 PM
Reply to  mariusmioc

Run along now. it’s way past your bedtime.

jimbo
jimbo
Mar 21, 2022 3:44 AM
Reply to  mariusmioc

your brainwash lobotomy is just so juvenile go back to your CIA colouring book for the gutter slime.

Dr Justin
Dr Justin
Mar 21, 2022 7:45 AM
Reply to  mariusmioc

It simply does not make sense the Russians would stop civilians leaving a war zone, but it makes lots of sense to make sure they don’t.

SHOCKING Reports Ukrainian Nazi Azov Battalion Setting Up Offensive Positions in Civilian Areas and Using Women and Children as “Human Shields” (VIDEOS)

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/shocking-citizens-claim-ukrainian-nazi-azov-battalion-setting-offensive-positions-civilian-areas-using-women-children-human-shields-videos/

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Mar 20, 2022 12:12 PM

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Documents/weekly-covid-overview-20220312.pdf This is the level of voodoo science used in NSW to claim there is a pandemic, I have never read such mindless rot. Apparently if the RATS pick up one type of ”gene” they are positive for a variant of covid, never mind that those genes occur in every living person.

Grafter
Grafter
Mar 20, 2022 11:20 AM

And we now have this criminality under the guise of keeping you ‘SAFE’…

What the Online Safety Bill does,
The Online Safety Bill delivers the government’s manifesto commitment to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while defending free expression. The Bill has been strengthened and clarified since it was published in draft in May 2021, and reflects the outcome of extensive Parliamentary scrutiny.”

citizen
citizen
Mar 21, 2022 1:00 AM
Reply to  Grafter

be fun if in order for web sites to comply with this, everytime they were asked to take content down by the state, they put a notice stating “don’t blame us for removing it, blame the state your in” it will show people who to actually blame,

rraa
rraa
Mar 20, 2022 11:10 AM

The State of Emergency has been ongoing since two ghostplanes brought down three skyscrapers. Assange had it right when he said the purpose of the war on terror was not to win but to have perpetual conflict to shift trillions from taxpayers to the war profiteers (and steal oil and stuff). When the War on Terror strategy failed definitely after twenty years, time to shift to War on Virus. This ran out steam more quickly than expected as science exposed the pseudoscience and the NATO vaccines (mRNA and DNA viral vector) failed rather spectacularly.

The planes flew right inside the tower without breaking on impact and creating a scene of carnage on the ground below and outside the tower in addition to the explosions inside the tower. In fact the first eight minutes of live footage from the second tower shows no plane, only an explosion. The proof of the plane on CNN came from a CNN producer who just happened to be in a building opposite the tower and insisted that he saw the plane “disappear” inside the building. After about eight minutes, the footage was replayed, this time with a cartoonish plane silhouette going behind the the building.

All of the “live” footage on September 11 had building between the camera and the plane.
In the days following, a lot of footage appeared showing planes flying like ghosts into the buildings with no impact. To this was added some obviously fake voiceover audio of people saying things to reinforce the narrative.

I have no idea what actually happened but there were no passenger planes crashing into the twin towers. Some people did report hearing a sort of sonic boom shortly before the explosion. Perhaps something struck the building from the outside, perhaps it was only an explosion from the inside (more likely).

However before the towers even collapsed, Jerome Hauer of Kroll was not in his office in the towers but on TV saying: Osama dunnit…..

A population that can believe a plane flies into a building like a ghost without breaking on impact and HUGE parts of it falling outside the building can believe anything….

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Mar 20, 2022 12:13 PM
Reply to  rraa

It was all the unburnt paper and passports that showed me it was a hoax.

ChristineJ58
ChristineJ58
Mar 20, 2022 3:47 PM
Reply to  rraa

Yes, you’re right… people who could believe that a plane could fly into a building and leave a ‘plane-shaped hole’ in that building really do need to take a long hard look at themselves, and see that they’re being fooled.

I’ve read many books on the 9/11 hoax, and recall reading (can’t recall in which volume, sorry) that a number of scientists had looked at the footage of that day frame by frame, and saw missiles that had been camouflaged as commercial planes.

An excellent book on the hoax is “Hijacking America’s mind on 9/11: counterfeiting evidence”, by Elias Davidsson.

rraa
rraa
Mar 20, 2022 9:41 PM
Reply to  ChristineJ58

Thanks for the tip. It seems like a good book.

Scientists may have seen something in the footage but the question is: which footage? There was no plane in the first 7-8 minutes and then a cartoon plane. I don’t doubt the cartoon plane looked weird if it were digitally inserted with the technology at the time. This video shows how it was done. It’s been scrubbed several times. Watch it while you can! For me it totally explained the discrepancy between the first seven minutes with no plane and then the footage after seven minutes on the morning of 9/11 with the bizarre ghostplane and the lack of debris outside the towers in the first hour before the collapse. The guy who made this video later completely distanced himself from it or something like that. No doubt he was given a talking to. https://www.bitchute.com/video/PtJGSUJBBTRh/

The truth movement was quickly heavily infiltrated by all sorts of disinfo agents deliberately spreading theories which could be debunked so as to discredit all legitimate questioning and other reasonable hypotheses.
It is far easier to control the media, edit footage with a plane silhouette and make the road runner hole from the inside. That explanation sounds more reasonable to me than taking a tiny fast missile and somehow turning that into a huge lumbering plane and then have the US military somehow launch it at New York.

The most telling evidence for lack of anything hitting the building from the outside is the almost one hour of interviews from people on the ground outside before the towers collapsed. Reporters and thousands of random people would not have been gawking outside the towers following a missile strike. There ought to have been a lot of damage outside. Everyone within a 1km radius would have heard the object approaching and run the hell away.

The paradox is that the most convincing evidence is the absence of evidence

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 21, 2022 7:36 AM
Reply to  rraa

make the road runner hole from the inside
Remember the team of Israeli arts students working on some art project inside for months. It included building a wooden platform outside one “window”.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Mar 21, 2022 11:19 AM
Reply to  mgeo

They planted the explosives that made tha plane shaped cut outs. They had the nerve to call themselves gelatin.

ChristineJ58
ChristineJ58
Mar 21, 2022 9:35 AM
Reply to  rraa

Thanks very much for the link. Yes, you’re right. The ‘official’ narrative just doesn’t add up; the actual facts don’t fit with the Establishment’s mere claims. But the gullible, impressionable masses just seem to lap up whatever they hear on their beloved TVs. More fool them.

Well, guess what! The video at the link you provided is one which I’d made a note of, to watch, a few years ago, but had never got round to doing so.
Last week, whilst sorting through some papers, I came across my note of it, and reminded myself that I should get round to viewing it. Will make sure I do just that.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Mar 21, 2022 11:17 AM
Reply to  rraa

Great post.

switchedON
switchedON
Mar 21, 2022 7:56 PM
Reply to  rraa

cool

Marfanoi
Marfanoi
Mar 20, 2022 9:20 PM
Reply to  rraa

Great post read it many times.well said.