With the lifting of the thousands of regulations by which our lives were ruled for two long years there has been an understandable desire to believe that the coronavirus ‘crisis’ is over and we will return to something like an albeit new normal.
But as new crises have sprung up to take its place — war in the Ukraine, the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ and the return of the environmental crisis — it’s increasingly difficult not to look back on ‘lockdown’ as the first campaign in a war that has not been declared by any government but is no less real for that.
The willingness of our governments to use the forces of the state against their own populations on the justification of protecting us from ourselves signals a new level of authoritarianism — and something like the return of fascism — to the governmental, juridical and cultural forms of the formerly neoliberal democracies of the West, and one of the aims of this book is to examine the validity of this thesis.
Its purpose in doing so, however, is not to contribute to an academic debate about the meaning of the term ‘fascism’, but rather to interrogate how and why the general and widespread moral collapse in the West over the past two-and-a-half years has been effected with such rapidity and ease, and to examine to what ends that collapse is being used.
The more deliberate is the immiseration of the populations of Western democracies, the clearer it becomes that the war started by COVID-19 is not between nation states but a civil war waged against our institutions of democratic governance and the division of powers between executive, legislature and judiciary.
Insofar as these institutions and this division are being dismantled and replaced by the rule of international technocracies that, under the cloak of the ‘pandemic’, have assumed increasing power over our lives since March 2020, this war represents a revolution in Western capitalism from the neoliberalism under which we have lived for the past forty years.
Where it is heading with ever greater speed and finality, and which The Road to Fascism sets out to demonstrate, is the new totalitarianism of the Global Biosecurity State.
Simon Elmer is the founder of Architects for Social Housing (ASH), you can follow them on twitter. The Road to Fascism was published by ASH on 28 September, and is available in hardback, paperback and e-book. Click on the link for purchase options, the contents page and preface. Excerpts have been published in The Daily Sceptic and The Exposé; and you can hear Simon discussing his book in an interview on The Delingpod.
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“…not to contribute to an academic debate about the meaning of the term ‘fascism’…”
Why make it the book title then? Why not “The Road To Banana Peels”? equally meaningless, as banana peels can be very coercive.
Is “Road To Tyranny” or “Road To Serfdom” too accurate? Stop using obsolete jargon.¹
¹ pedantry: Modern totalitarianism is corporatocratic-internationalist. If you must use obsolete terms to describe your serfdom, Communism comes closer (as fascism was supposed to be highly nationalistic). But that wouldn’t suit the Marxist rhetoric of the “alt-left”.
This was good but limited by its Marxist analysis. The core of the issue is a spiritual disease.
Any alleged expert who talks about “democracies” AS IF a real democracy ACTUALLY EXISTS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (or has existed at any time) is evidently living mindlessly and blindly in the propaganda world fed to them since a kid and/or is part of the (unconscious, ignorant, naive, willful) crowd who disseminates this total lie — familiarize yourself with the theory of the 2 married pink elephants in the room
“All experts serve the state and the media and only in that way do they achieve their status. Every expert follows his master, for all former possibilities for independence have been gradually reduced to nil by present society’s mode of organization. The most useful expert, of course, is the one who can lie. With their different motives, those who need experts are falsifiers and fools. Whenever individuals lose the capacity to see things for themselves, the expert is there to offer an absolute reassurance.” —Guy Debord
I’ve asked the following question several times over the last year – when a link to “Road to Fascism” has been posted – but haven’t received an answer. It should be a simple “yes” or “no”.
Does Elmer mention that Mussolini was an agent of British Intelligence?
First World War
Aged 34 at the time, Hoare joined the Army soon after the outbreak of the First World War. He was commissioned into the Norfolk Yeomanry as a temporary lieutenant on 17 October 1914. To his disappointment, he was initially only a recruiting officer and illness prevented him from serving at the front. He was promoted to temporary captain on 24 April 1915.
While acting as a recruiting officer, he learnt Russian. In 1916, he was recruited by Mansfield Cumming to be the future MI6’s liaison officer with the Russian Intelligence service in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg). He soon became head of the British Intelligence Mission to the Russian General Staff with the temporary rank of lieutenant-colonel. In that post, he reported to the British government the death of Rasputin and apologised, because of the sensational nature of the event, for having written it in the style of the Daily Mail.
In March 1917 he was posted to Rome, where he remained until the end of the war. His duties included helping to dissuade Italy from dropping out of the war. In Italy, he met and recruited the former socialist leader Benito Mussolini on behalf of the British overseas intelligence service, which was then known as MI1(c). Britain’s intelligence service helped Mussolini to finance his first forays into Italian politics as a pro-war spokesman. Hoping to keep Italy on its side in 1917, during the First World War, British intelligence gave Mussolini, a 34-year-old newspaper editor, £100 a week to keep his propaganda flowing.
Tom Kington in Rome
13 Oct 2009
Documents reveal Italian dictator got start in politics in 1917 with help of £100 weekly wage from MI5
a proposito di ”perfida Albione”…
Nobody does it better!
yes, but the background is of little importance, Mussolini came to power with the support of the Italian industrial class (think of Fiat), of the landowners, who did not want to know about implementing a land reform, of the king, and of the Catholic Church . In essence, the Italian upper middle class frightened by the wave of strikes and the workers’ struggles of the red two-year period.
Giacomo Matteotti explains it well, in a speech in Parliament that cost him his life: ”If they kill me, it will be the hitmen of the Polesine landowners and the presidency gang.” Se mi faranno la pelle, saranno i sicari degli agrari del Polesine o la banda della Presidenza”
The ”presidency gang” had the support from capitalists, landowners, industrialists, bankers, priests (who in Italy still control more than half of education on behalf of the masters).
“Follow the money” is always important – and the money (at least initially) came from British Intelligence.
And there are indications that there was still some sort of arrangement in 1935:
The Hoare–Laval Pact was an initially secret December 1935 proposal by British Foreign Secretary Samuel Hoare and French Prime Minister Pierre Laval for ending the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. Italy had wanted to seize the independent nation of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) as part of its Italian Empire and also avenge the 1896 Battle of Adwa, a humiliating defeat. The Pact offered to partition Abyssinia and thus partially achieve Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s goal of making the independent nation of Abyssinia into an Italian colony.
The proposal ignited a firestorm of hostile reaction in Britain and France and never went into effect. Hoare and Laval were both sacked.
Why put in today worth?
So? 50yrs later
A 15yr old Clive El Duce had the Total British Isles (including Bradford & Rotherham) at our Boiler Suited Booted sockless (summer only) feet……On four quid a Week. The Lad & Lass Real Apprentice GenX …Watch Out! Its Friday Night…and the Daft Buggers gave us COIN!
The real WE can only purchase roughly ( fuck! Like it makes any difference)…
Five Percent of what we could Nick er Buy…in 1968…
A chum (same age) on UK Pension can roughly purchase 10%.
The Message Enjoy Your Life..and… wear socks in the Summer. Ps We have GrandGenX now soo every one Enjoy The World Cup..it’s Important Please.
Re “how and why the general and widespread moral collapse in the West over the past two-and-a-half years has been effected with such rapidity and ease.”
Maybe we weren’t that moral to begin with, but had slowly decayed for sudden collapse. To repurpose Lenin’s words, there are weeks when decades happen because there have been decades when nothing seemed to happen. Particularly since the end of WW2, fascism has been creeping along fine tuning the machinery of the corporate state to now go into high gear. The background to the present is as intricate as the apparatus, as shown by Whitney Webb’s recent deep dive into the rabbit hole in One Nation Under Blackmail.
The domestic population in the US where I’ve lived over these past decades seems to have become all the more domesticated as cogs of industrial capitalism compartmentalized in functional performances of an increasingly institutional existence (Gesellschaft) while autonomous counterculture and community (Gemeinshaft) atrophied. This tyranny of capital got sold to us as our welfare in the American Dream.
There’s been a lot that’s undermined working class counterculture and community as it existed during the early American nightmares of urban industrialization, more militant by contrast. The visceral violence of capital then made self-conscious resistance necessary for self-preservation, while the palpable good of solidarity with others made for vision of self-fulfillment “for all the people” (Debs).
The American Dream dismantled this anarchic basis of the demos and democracy more than any police state crackdowns, though the latter certainly made their contribution, as with continuing anti-communist witch hunts. Old bad cop routines, though, found a perfect complement in the new good cop cons of middle class mythology which replaced socialist ideology.
Common struggle and common cause gave way to the competitive climb up the greasy pole of successful identification with capital accumulation in consumerism, replacing even conventional citizenship. What remained in wake of the reconstruction of social and psychic relations was a cultural and political wasteland waiting for neoliberalism to come along to put on the finishing touches with atomized individuals collectivized under the “inverted totalitarianism” (Sheldon Wolin) of Democracy, Inc. and commercially programmed culture of spectacle acquiescent to mind control and the Matrix.
Perhaps Cold War agitprop depicted communism leveling people down to a monoculture of fear in part to distract the free world from its own enslavement to illusion while life as we knew it was being leveled down to mindless choices in malls and movie houses, “useless passion” (Sartre) in pursuit of meaningless pleasures and running on emptiness.
“Civilization originates in conquest abroad and repression at home.” (Stanley Diamond) The class war constantly has been waged on those rulers rule by ruses of how those under occupation on the home front have it so much better than the barbarians beyond the gates. Today’s “masters of mankind” (Adam Smith) are capitalizing on long dispossessing us of the very consciousness of class to even see the Armageddon moment we are in now.
We defend and fight for what we love, but if the comforts and conveniences of commodity fetishism in America are any indication of how little we love, then final exchange of freedom for ‘security’ can seem a small price to pay by comparison with how much we’ve already lost. If there’s still a critical class mass awake in Babylon, I’ve yet to see them rise even remotely near the level of organized revolt of the short-lived Canadian truckers. Instead, the dumbed-down dog-and-pony shows of the electoral circus appear to define political possibility, or lack thereof, like the manufactured populism of the Trump Show (maybe Bernie will do a threepeat of his sheepdog act to complement that from the ‘left’).
As improbable as it seems, maybe weeks will become decades as scattered embers of insurrection reveal a “subterranean fire” (August Spies) and the kind of love necessary to guide a revolution (Che). But then I wouldn’t be talking about America anymore.
Marxist or class-based analyses never have the full picture. Working classes in the western world and elsewhere never stood a chance because they were already enslaved spiritually via religion. The priests came before the scientists.
On top of that, American, English and other colonial European nations signed their own death certificate when they committed the worse crimes against humanity in known history. The ghosts of those murdered haunt these societies today and willl continue so long as these societies continue to enjoy the material wealth and prosperity they stole. The price they pay is empty lives devoid of meaning and terminal depression/ anxiety. No doubt they are under the spell of countless black magic curses from the “Americas” and Africa. These creatures were so arrogant and entitled via religion and monarchy that they actually renamed entire continents after colonial psychopaths!
The asinine arrogance and double faced hypocrisy of colonial culture is still very evident today in England, Portugal and Spain as it is passed down to the new generations who are not even consciously aware of the unfathomably evil crimes of their forefathers. The subconscious is a bitch.
Fascists are the privatizers, those who want to own everything from land to crops to the human genome. If we disallowed patents on life, of supplying the body with synthetic symptom repressants that never cure anything, a lot of this insanity would end.
I wonder what happened to the land of those two Polish farmers who were killed by a Ukrainian bomb? Do Cargill and Monsanto have designs on Poland’s farmland as well?
“Only, this time, it’s called instead by such names as “libertarianism” or “neoliberalism,” no longer “fascism,” so that only the true-believing fascists, the aristocrats, will even know that it’s actually fascism. It’s their Big Con. It’s their Big Lie. Just renaming fascism as “libertarianism” or “neoliberalism,” has fooled the masses to think that it’s pro-democratic. “Capitalism” has thus come to be re-defined to refer to only the aristocratically controlled form of capitalism: fascism. The ideological battle has thus apparently been won by a cheap terminological deceit. That’s all it takes for dictatorship to be able to win.”
“The core of fascism is the idea that there is some elite, whether ‘Aryan’ or ‘chosen by God,’ or otherwise, who should run things, and that everyone else exists in order to serve that elite. Inevitably, this official elite consists of the people whom the powers-that-be assign as constituting the owners of almost everything that’s valuable. Increasingly, things become those people’s private possession — even what was formerly a public asset becomes now private. Beaches become private. Schools become private. Natural resources become private. It’s not just the art that was stolen by the Nazis and privatized to them and/or shown at museums that they control, which becomes private; it’s whatever the elite want to have, and to control: it’s all now private. That’s the fascist ideal.”
I gave up after about 40 mins when he started droning on about capitalism and socialism. If ever there was a “false binary”, this is it!
For instance, the Lunacy Commission was a “state” body. However, half of the panel was reserved for members of corporate bodies – doctors and lawyers. They had the power to disregard all the basic rights of life, liberty, due process, etc. This is the fascistic merger of state and corporations. It is the corporate bodies which fashioned the law so that it would serve their interests. And it is neither capitalist nor socialist.
The Commissioners in Lunacy or Lunacy Commission were a public body established by the Lunacy Act 1845 to oversee asylums and the welfare of mentally ill people in England and Wales. It succeeded the Metropolitan Commissioners in Lunacy. . . . The Lunacy Commission was made up of eleven Metropolitan Commissioners: three medical, three legal and five laymen.
To be fair – now deleted me from almost everywhere, I turned up on my Susiki GS750 in Leicester Square direct from Lasham Gliding where I had been learning to fly for a couple of weeks. We went on the same training learning course learning to fly – NOTHING to do with The Miltary
At the end of the summer of 1976 end of October, when the clocks went back, we kind of gave each other a hug, but as full members of Lasham Gliding Club, we knew we would see each other in The Spring Learning to Fly Again
We both went solo and were so delighted for each other.
I was 23, and she was 16, like my little my sister.
I guess we kind of loved each other but no more than a hug and a kiss
But we were delighted to see each other in the Spring – and learn to Fly again with Derek Piggot teaching us
So then, I got a bit older and had a new Girlfriend…
Absolutely no problem getting into the Marquee in Wardour Street
They would let all my Girl’s Girlfriends in to Stringfellows but they sensibly would not admit me…
So we all went to The Empire in Leicester Square.
They said he’s with us.
Such is life in London
To be fair. It’s been a lot of fun – for the vast majority of my life..
Sure, I loved Oldham and Manchester…
But you can’t beat my now hometown of London.
Most people are really nice.
I have lived here most of my life.
My wife and I have not lost our raw working class Lancashire accents, and it has never caused us a problem. If anything it has helped us make more friends more quickly, cos we have got a bit of a smile, and a bit of a twang.
Tony & Wife (Lancashire) Oldham Athletic and Wigan
Come on England
All our Children , like my Mum, and our Grandchildren were born in London
Who is this New Fascist in Control?
Our news today.
YELLOW LINES Everywhere
You can’t do this . You Can’t Drive..You can’t afford your highly efficent car to take your wife to the swimming pool , nor your son’s children to school.
We can’t afford it
The Fascists / Left Right -both the Same
Whilst Trying to Kill us All.
I admit moving out of London, might be quite a good idea…
Cos our UK Government have been so Horrible to The Russians (And The Americans)
The Russians and the Americans might still get on
(well, we aint going nuke each other are we)
The French and The Germans don’t like us English much other
They all go
“Lets Nuke London”
I wouldn’t mind, except we live here..
Why not just come to a State of Peace
USA vs England 0-0
Most brilliant 0-0 match in years
It was not like playing Italians, when you fall asleep in your ice cream
Stop dropping bombs on people
It does not help
You see why I don’t like what is happening here, where I live?
The Fascists are in Control – Trying to Kill us all
Here in England
The USA are playing Brilliant
Its like like Manchester United vs Oldhan Athletic, except we had on our side a man from Brazil….he was better than Georgie Best.
England a bit jaded
But Oldham beat Manchester United
Its still 0-0 and my wife is going to the pub to see a band.
England will win…hopefully
I know what I am like, but it seems now I have been banned from almost everywhere, I mean wtf is wrong with this? I am just me, a bloke from Oldham about the same age as a Bloke from Oldham possibly buying Manchester Uniited
Good luck England vs USA
I am so pissed off by being banned everywhere, I am going to watch it.
Come on ENGLAND
I had been posting on Alternet for a couple of years, about everything under the sun, mainly because I wanted to understand Americans. Someone recommended Pepe Escobar’s book Pipelineistan, so I bought it and actually read it in the summer of 2007 when it was extremely hot. My respect for Pepe Escobar has risen almost exponentially. He even likes the same music as me and has the sense of humour.
Whilst this article is as good as anything he has written, I think the situation on a global level is very much worse.
The Ukraine is literally the Killing Fields with regards to the militaries, lobbing bombs at each other (and I am well aware of what has been going on mainly from reading the Saker, since well befor 2014).
What I am witnessing is sequence of events which started around 1994, then the bombing of Yugoslavia, 1999, then 9/11, used as an excuse to bomb and destroy Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen etc…then COVID, then Jabs…
Well its a generation later now, and its not just happening in the Ukraine, but now across – all of Europe.
This is no longer an attack on the Middle East and Africa, its an attack on us.
That includes me (nearly 70) and my wife, children and grandchildren, through multiple co-ordinated methods, that seem to run serially, but in synch.
There is no shortage of energy, nor food, but instead of us being brainwashed about a pandemic, where there was no increase in death rate, we are now being told we cannot afford to put the heating on, cos the prices have more than doubled (with a Fleet of LNG tankers waiting to dock), cos hadly anyone is using any gas.
Our houses, become cold, and mouldy (massive killer). Unless we are rich, we can no longer afford to drive a car, especially in London, which will cripple most small business, and hit the poorest first.
It’s easy to put labels on groups of extremely evil people attempting World Control…but they have almost already achieved it.
Their objective has been quite clear to me since 3 months into the start of Covid.
They – whoever they are, are attempting a massive depopulation event, by all means they can think of.
They want to get rid of us.
They think the world is overpopulated, and we are “The Scum of The Earth” – brilliant book by Arthur Koestler re his escape from Nazi occupied France to England during WWII.
The problem we have in the UK, is that we have been infested too.
We are now a disgrace to the human race, but because of the intense propaganda almost no one has a clue.
Our government doesn’t like us.
They are trying to kill us off too.
Enough evidence here to have this crime stopped and for those responsible to be facing prosecution.
Died Suddenly’: Documentary shining light on fibrous clots goes viral – LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
glad to see they’re starting to get their terminology straight, so many people calling this a ‘socialist’ takeover, quite idiotically – it is of course a merger of corporate and state power, which is the very definition of fascism. he does speak in error when he says the ‘democratic institutions’ are being ‘dismantled’, they are still very much in place, they are just being taken over by the new fascist world order, and acting as the national enforcers for the edicts of the new Masters of the World.
unfortunately it is also a socialist takeover, the WEF has acquired the major socialist parties in the world, or at least it is trying it successfully, think of Lula. China is collaborating too… It’s not what Marx or Engels had in mind, I suppose, it’s not socialism, really, it’s its antithesis. Class war from above, the opposite of what the authors of the Manifesto had in mind. But who bothers to read Marx or Rousseau these days; who ever did it in the USA? By now the haunting ghost is a parody of real socialism, staged by a group of oligarchs with disproportionate power who in Lenin’s time would have been the first to be expropriated, together with the tsar, the aristocracy and the priests. They know it and they mimic the socialists to get rid of them once and for all. Their propaganda somehow echoes some old leftist discourse. Bad though, but enough to confuse people’s ideas. Of course only the class struggle can defeat them. A class war that will teach them what the malicious phrase they often use when referring to us really means: “You will have nothing and you will be happy”. Let’s make them happy, then
June 13, 2019 – United Nations, New York
UN and WEF sign Memorandum of Understanding in Agenda 2030 Strategic Partnership Framework.
Secretary-General António Guterres and Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum jointly witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United Nations and the World Economic Forum in the Strategic Partnership Framework for Agenda 2030.
The 2030 Agenda is a transhumanist Agenda that paves the way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The implementation of the Agenda takes precedence over the decisions of the states. Agreement bypasses intergovernmental review process; secondly, the agreement elevates multistakeholderism as a solution to the problems of the current multilateral system; and third, multistakeholder partnership proposals are not governed by any formal democratic system. Had the Secretary-General been convinced of the wisdom of a UN marriage with the WEF, he could have submitted the draft MOU for approval by member states. Instead, the Secretary-General joined the WEF in effectively declaring that multistakeholder groups without any formal intergovernmental oversight are a better system of governance than a one country one vote system.
The EU is a partner of the Agenda, let’s think of the 4.5 billion vaccines that Ursula has ordered and of those that she still continues to order.
The periodic vaccination of us proles is part of the Agenda. Individual states cannot object. The big corporations have captured the UN, corrupting it, BlackRock imposes the green turn, the most powerful shadow bank in the world, which thanks to its exorbitant economic power has a greater say in the Public Private Partnership (PPP).
The EU has entrusted Black Rock with the management of the zero carbon green transition, without consulting or even informing the member states. A few months ago Larry Fink, the CEO of Black Rock, spoke of ”forcing changes”.
Not a green turn, by the way: The United Nations Agenda 2030, is all about monetizing the natural world (currently estimated by the NYSE at $4 quadrillion).
What is taking place is the primitive accumulation that will be the basis of a new technocratic power: The Green Agenda is a transhumanist agenda of grabbing and monetizing all the earth’s goods, including our bodies and minds, by of 1% of humanity. Bodily autonomy is now the fundamental battle, anywhere on Earth.
The Road to Fascism: was endorsed and promoted by alt media.How else did the parasites get that much credibility as in leave e,.u, orange man bad. populism movement all sold to the worse types, thoses who scream vaccine are terrible YET still voted, still endorsed, thoses who lockdown.
In the U.K. the tyrant Johnson declared an “emergency”, sidelined Parliament, crushed civil rights, ruined the national hoax service, enriched the already wealthy, had frequent meetings with Bill Gates – no questions asked by the legacy media, cratered the economy and not once was any evidence provided – other than 14 parties aka “Partygate” (which should have alerted everyone to how they were being manipulated). Hancock’s policies caused 25,000+ early deaths within the care home system and the jab became mandatory for the health and care sectors, “emergency” approval for untested and experimental drugs was waved through and yellow card reports ignored. Sunak oversaw a £500 billion public sector spend for a “deadly” virus which actually had a 0.2% global infection fatality rate while standing aside as massive fraud was underway with his furlough scheme.
So how is the acceptance of responsibility and the accountability for policy decisions going: Johnson gets paid £000,000’s for a day’s work, Hancock is appearing on early evening TV and Sunak has pulled off a bloodless coup. Meanwhile the legal system refuses to even consider any non – narrative cases, the state militia have not investigated any unexplained deaths and a wall of silence has been built around the last three years of crime. Parliament has not questioned any of the policies and the (supposed) official “Opposition” took the stance of “Sooner, Harder” with Lockdowns.
The entire establishment may have closed ranks but they have actually made the strongest possible case for a complete purge.
Bozo was threatened – either go along with the scam or become a “covid death”.
The reason why the Kissingerians needed the coup to install Sunak is because there’s a major fissure within the establishment.
Build back Boris never needed to be threatened, he was made for the job.
Bozo is infinitely malleable by virtue of being absolutely spineless, but he was originally in the “Swedish model” camp. So they put him isolation, then intensive care; and they drugged him to the eyeballs. Since everything was controlled, he wasn’t in a position where could even get a message out that he’d been kidnapped.
Coronavirus crisis: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen – BBC News
Apr 6, 2020
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital in London after his coronavirus symptoms deteriorated. Mr Johson was admitted to hospital last night. His office said his condition then worsened and on the advice of his medical team he was moved to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, reserved for the most seriously ill patients. The Prime Minister tested positive for the disease 10 days ago and has been suffering persistent symptoms including a cough and a high temperature. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Political Correspondent Vicki Young and Health Editor Hugh Pym.
We has an almost exact replication in South Africa, MBGF also very involved. Courts have refused to hear evidence.
The nature of the beast: “Meanwhile the legal system refuses to even consider any non – narrative cases, the state militia have not investigated any unexplained deaths and a wall of silence has been built around the last three years of crime.”
All “legal” systems have been purged of lawyers who actually function as Lawful representatives of civil order. (Common Law) They’ve been educated in Maritime Rule and statute codes, which protect the criminal classes that employ them. They are accessories to acts of fraud, extortion, and racketeering.
The establishment of corporate syndicates, combined with the enfranchisement of civil governance, have stripped any sense of morality or ethics from Lawful enforcement.
A complete purge of all executive classes is in order.
Having just watched the first 20 minutes of the interview, I suspect that Delingpole knows a lot more than he lets on, but I haven’t come to a view about whether he’s controlled or just treading carefully. Elmer seems to be in the process of being “red pilled”. I don’t know why this makes him some sort expert when there’s people who’ve known for several decades what’s going on.
For instance, the statistics can tell us that “the virus” (if it exists) is no worse than the typical flu, but why was it necessary to delve into statistics to figure out that the whole thing was a scam? There have been plenty of people (Alex Jones is probably the best known) who’ve been saying for a decade or more that TPTB were planning some sort of global pandemic – fake or otherwise. There is no shortage of movies etc depicting the various scenarios. To anybody who was remotely awake, it was obvious in early 2020 that covid was a scam.
Too much of the fear thrown around here. OffG can be a great source of information but other than some meme’s it’s all doom n gloom.
I see panic in all these cabal governments.
Look around and smell the roses. Jack Dorsey gone, Twitter new owner.
Amazon in trouble and Bezos gone, now saying he will give all his money away. Lmao. It is being taken away. Zuckerberg in trouble with Meta and has lost 100 billion, (also taken away).
Funny how Orange man was allowed back on Twitter as will other people groups that were banned.
Notice how the media went crazy when Trump was allowed back on Twitter but not a word when Trump was allowed back on facebbok and Instagram on the same day as Twitter???? Why would Zuckerberg allow him back when he spent 500 million and facebook employees helping the Democrats in 2020?
Funny thing is Trump was allowed back on Twitter, facebook and Instagram on Bidans birthday, 20 Nov. Awesome birthday present.
MSM desperate as more people are seeing through their crap.
Tide has turned big time.
Unfortunately people are suffering but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Pity this place isn’t seeing any of that light.
Can honestly say. I wasn’t aware forgone man was allowed back on twitter.
More importantly no one really gives a fuck now.
The light at the end of the tunnel is usually a freight train… Trump as the “best” representative of the republican party and the People’s will, bodes that the train is moving fast…
Doesn’t Fascism require a deep Nationalism? That’s not where we’re headed.
“You will own nothing and never be happier is not ‘fascism’.”
The technocratic class is a quasi-nationalism. It creates a them-and-us attitude and distinction – the “in” and the “out” group. And it is passed on through families – by going to the right schools etc.
if the Soviets from below tell the aristocracy and the clergy, no; but if the Davos elite says so to us proles, it is pure fascism, the economic essence of fascism, or a return to the feudal economy.
Marxism and the monotheisms share a common root.
which means nothing, put like this…
Divide and rule is the order of the day which is why there is no nationalism. Perhaps the miscreants’ calls for amnesty are TPTB’s way of attempting to bridge the great divide they’ve created. I don’t think it will work.
We are seeing the emergence of technofascism a merger of ubiquitous technology and authoritarian governance run by unelected unaccountable billionaires, technocrats and ‘experts”.
There’s plenty of nationalism. The “Great Resetting” Globalists are doing everything in their power to squash it. The celebration of “Diversity” and the push for Global governance is the antithesis of Fascism.
I’ll not ask a question this time, but make a statement: You do not have “Fascism” without Nationalism. It’s a fundamental precept.
Fascism may use Nationalism ,itself is beyond nations
No. You don’t have fascism without nationalism; it’s foundational to the movement. You have something totally different, which may may include other elements of fascism, say authoritarianism, but is not identical.
It’s all academic anyway. What these Globalist/Satanists intend is something way worse than humanity has ever seen.
Great interview linked at the end of the article with Elmer on the Delingpod.
The phrase “now we are all Palestinians” appeared at the start of the scamdemic but never obtained traction. An indication of how controlled the alleged “alt” media is.
That all sounds right. The government is not our friend.
The New World Order will be widely and enthusiastically embraced if it is packaged as being able to provide greater Security than the currently existing security system…
Though Socialism often had wide appeal it never garnered mass support for implementation as it never provided a vision of greater security then the capitalist system…
‘It is often said that what people lack today is a vision of socialism. This is undoubtedly true, but what holds most of us back is the absence of an idea even of how tomorrow will be different. :”How else could things be ?” people often say. It’s this numbing sense of sameness, of routine, of the given that must first be addressed.’ (The Art of the Possible – Stephen Robinson. (Free Association/ Radical Science #15. 1984)…
Biosecurity State, Another Right-wing Conspiracy Theory or how the Left was Won Over:
Was it Einstein who offered “you cant use the thinking that got us into this mess to get us out of this mess” ?
‘Britain’s Security State merges with the public health sector under cover of tracking Covid.’
‘Presented as an independent voice for “unbiased” scientific advice iSAGE provided a channel for media spinmeisters, spies, and psy-ops specialists to influence Britain’s pandemic policy without accountability….’
The journalist-run, intelligence linked operation that warped British pandemic policy…
I’d very much like more info on the “vision of greater security” provided by the capitalist system.
Are you enjoying greater security?
They Use Chemistry To Hide The Toxins In The Tap Water…. Like Disappearing Ink…. Everything Has Been Poisoned By The New World Order….
A tour de force. Strongly recommended.
Lockdown Was Imposed to Insulate the Real Economy
From Money Pumped Into Collapsing Financial Sector.
To understand why–
The article in the link is by Simon Elmer & gives you a quick summary of the reason for the timing of the covid op.
When did Medical Fascism first become established?
It might be earlier than this, but I would place it with the passage of the Lunacy Act in 1845. Medical Fascism has been in continuous existence and expansion ever since. There has been no “return of fascism” and no “widespread moral collapse”. Instead, society has been fascist for a very long time and it’s now just reaping what it sowed!
Opened in 1796, [the York Retreat] is famous for having pioneered the so-called “moral treatment” that became a behaviour model for asylums around the world with mental health issues. Founded by William Tuke, it was originally only for Quakers but gradually became open to everyone. It inspired other progressive facilities such as the US Brattleboro Retreat, Hartford Retreat and Friends Hospital.
The Retreat opened in 1796 in the countryside outside York. It was planned to take in about 30 people but started with just three, then eight. Unlike mental institutions of the time, there were no chains or manacles, and physical punishment was banned. . . . There was little formal medical involvement and an apothecary, Thomas Fowler, served as physician. He gave the standard medical treatments “ample trial” but reluctantly and “courageously” abandoned them as failures.
However the Lunacy Act 1845 necessitated the appointment of a medically qualified superintendent and in 1846 the John Thurnam was appointed.
the Lunacy Act 1845 created the Lunacy Commission to focus on lunacy legislation. The Act was championed by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. Shaftesbury was the head of the Commission from its founding in 1845 until his death in 1885. The Lunacy Commission was made up of eleven Metropolitan Commissioners. The Commission was monumental as it was not only a full-time commission, but it was also salaried for six of its members. The six members of the commission that were full-time and salaried were made up of three members of the legal system and three members of the medical community.
The Act established the Commissioners in Lunacy to inspect plans for asylums on behalf of the Home Secretary (s.3). The Act required asylums, other than Bethlem Hospital, to be registered with the Commission, to have written regulations and to have a resident physician (s.42). Under the Act, patients lost their right of access to the courts to challenge their detention. Detention could only be reviewed by the commissioners or county visitors.
Britain and Prussia were rivals and launched a major war against each other. However, they both operated the same Medical Fascism – which continued and expanded after the war!
Eugenics and Other Evils (1922)
To The Reader
I publish these essays at the present time for a particular reason connected with the present situation; a reason which I should like briefly to emphasise and make clear.
Though most of the conclusions, especially towards the end, are conceived with reference to recent events, the actual bulk of preliminary notes about the science of Eugenics were written before the war. It was a time when this theme was the topic of the hour; when eugenic babies (not visibly very distinguishable from other babies) sprawled all over the illustrated papers; when the evolutionary fancy of Nietzsche was the new cry among the intellectuals; and when Mr. Bernard Shaw and others were considering the idea that to breed a man like a cart-horse was the true way to attain that higher civilisation, of intellectual magnanimity and sympathetic insight, which may be found in cart-horses. It may therefore appear that I took the opinion too controversially, and it seems to me that I sometimes took it too seriously. But the criticism of Eugenics soon expanded of itself into a more general criticism of a modern craze for scientific officialism and strict social organisation.
And then the hour came when I felt, not without relief, that I might well fling all my notes into the fire. The fire was a very big one, and was burning up bigger things than such pedantic quackeries. And, anyhow, the issue itself was being settled in a very different style. Scientific officialism and organisation in the State which had specialised in them, had gone to war with the older culture of Christendom. Either Prussianism would win and the protest would be hopeless, or Prussianism would lose and the protest would be needless. As the war advanced from poison gas to piracy against neutrals, it grew more and more plain that the scientifically organised State was not increasing in popularity. Whatever happened, no Englishmen would ever again go nosing round the stinks of that low laboratory. So I thought all I had written irrelevant, and put it out of my mind.
I am greatly grieved to say that it is not irrelevant. It has gradually grown apparent, to my astounded gaze, that the ruling classes in England are still proceeding on the assumption that Prussia is a pattern for the whole world. If parts of my book are nearly nine years old, most of their principles and proceedings are a great deal older. They can offer us nothing but the same stuffy science, the same bullying bureaucracy and the same terrorism by tenth-rate professors that have led the German Empire to its recent conspicuous triumph. For that reason, three years after the war with Prussia, I collect and publish these papers.
The thing that really is trying to tyrannise through government is Science. The thing that really does use the secular arm is Science. And the creed that really is levying tithes and capturing schools, the creed that really is enforced by fine and imprisonment, the creed that really is proclaimed not in sermons but in statutes, and spread not by pilgrims but by policemen – that creed is the great but disputed system of thought which began with Evolution and has ended in Eugenics. Materialism is really our established Church; for the Government will really help it to persecute its heretics. Vaccination, in its hundred years of experiment, has been disputed almost as much as baptism in its approximate two thousand. But it seems quite natural to our politicians to enforce vaccination; and it would seem to them madness to enforce baptism.
Fascism 1930s was symbolised by a swastika.
Fascism 2020s is symbolised by a rainbow.
The white coat
the swastika is always there: behind it are the worst Nazi minds ever…
Tragic ignorance of which the cost is seen in the countless victims of zionism.. from Palestinian people killed or deliberately crippled, to people in prison for discussing the wrong recounting of history (the one not written by the winners but neutral observers) to the vast majority of sleepwalkers who still believe WW2 was what they were told about in school.
It only takes a few seconds of research to have your mind blown.The swastika is not a nazi symbol and its original significance is quite the opposite of what Adolf and friends are associated with. There is no deeper meaning worth pursuing here- they were insane psychopaths (of the mystical mania variety) and digging into their deep but hopelessly warped minds is a morbid exercise in futility.
Das Reich der niederen Dämonen, by Ernst Niekisch, talks about the birth of Nazism in Germany, the description he makes of the ideology at the basis of National Socialism is striking, because it seems to be the same one that inspired Klaus Schwab, al beyond the aesthetics of the original Nazism… I quote an excerpt from the book here:
”The big bourgeoisie caressed the project of new statutory forms; medieval organisms came to her mind, she went back to the Middle Ages; industrial feudalism appeared to her as the port in which she hoped to find that social peace which allowed her the undisturbed enjoyment of her privileges: she aspired to build up, within the company, that position of dominance achieved by the feudal landowner in his estates .
Industrial feudalism had once been the social recipe of Alfred Krupp and Herr von Strumm, from whose paternalism the National Socialist revolution had started. The worker is a minor, he has neither to express an opinion nor to fight: he has no right to demand, he must simply accept gratefully what is assigned to him, and for the rest obey.
He is a ”familiar”, a service order will fix his duties within the company; no more work contracts resulting from negotiations. The assigned salary remains unchanged, at the minimum viable level… The freedom of movement of the worker is limited, later perhaps it will be revoked; the worker gradually falls into a state of bondage to the company, corresponding to the old serfdom. It is a bond which annihilates him as a free individual; it no longer depends on him whether he wants to work or not: the execution of the tasks is a corvée, to which he is obliged towards his feudal industrial master; already refusing to work is contravening the laws, it is revolt.
True. The swastika predates the National Socialist German Workers’ Party by at least 12 thousand yeas. The earliest appearance of the Swastika was found to be approximately 10,000 BCE – found in Ukraine, and carved on a small ivory figurine of a little bird. It was found near certain phallic objects, so some believed that it was a symbol of fertility.
Interesting how an ancient symbol of fertility has morphed into a symbol of death and destruction. The sleepwalkers enthuse of heaven, whilst creating Hell on Earth…
As a Universal symbol, the swastika predates both Nazis and rainbows, and was never construed with negative meanings.
“Some might say the face diaper-slave mask is the updated version of the swastika armband”
ya’ll lost all rights, understand ..
You didn’t make any mistakes.
Not unless deliberately thwarting, sabotaging and mutilating human evolution could be called, “a mistake”…
When your time comes, you go to hell, and I’m not forming a support group to make your lives easier while you wait.
Then there’s the syringe swastika for Fascism 2020s, only those showing this are the targets of the gestapo. Maybe the new nazis are happy with no one symbol, just to symbolize how they’ll use any means necessary in the new abnormal to march us into death and nothingness.
Sean Veda: You have, in a nutshell, epitomised that you cannot mess with ‘the Star-of-David’ people. They have been practising the art of mind-fuckery for centuries. Who else would be devious enough to co-op an ancient Indian (Sanscrit?) symbol or swastika, and equate it with something as vile as government-tyranny?
The rainbow symbol being used by occult globos has only six colours instead of seven.
It is a brilliant book – worth the read, Simon’s postings during the lockdown madness was part of the counter narrative that helped keep me sane. He has an amazing insight which he is able to articulate. If you don’t want to read the book, look at his postings on Biosecurity on the ASH website.
“Covid-19” has never been about an epidemiological emergency it is about the collapse of the financial system.
“Covid19” is designed for:
1) Redistribution of wealth aka THEFT (from the poor and middle class to the insanely rich;
2) Fear-induced digital enslavement- The Great Reset/4th IR;
3) Pharma making trillions in profit and introduction of mRNA gravy train;
4) Constant bailouts for the financial sector;
5) Entrenchment of the Bio-Security State.
Rather than focus on the manufactured in silico “disease” best to focus on the crimes such as but not limited to:
1) Largest transfer of wealth to investor class in history- theft of tax dollars;
2) Slaughter of elderly in care homes through forced improper medical protocols;
3) Mass murder for money in the hopsitals through the forced use of “Covid” protocols
such as remdesivir, ventilators, midazolam and other toxic drugs;
4) Destruction of millions of businesses through illegal policies;
5) Fraudulent trials and marketing of experimental medical product;
6) Reckless endangerment of the public through forced inoculations;
7) Media manipulation of public using illegal fear tactics to induce compliance;
8) Purposeful abuse of children through various lockdown policies, masks, trauma, etc;
“Covid19”, the 4th Industrial Revolution and Great Reset are all massive frauds to create a series of monopolies, cartels and oligopolies that govern food, energy, healthcare and the most basic parts of our lives.
The plan is for a new phase of global capitalism is enabled by national states and governments, international organisations and quangos (EU, UN, NATO, IMF, WTO, WHO, Gates, GAVI)- with no clear lines between state and non-state actors. Fight this now or resign yourself to tyranny.
There is no pandemic, there never was.
RE:“Covid-19” has never been about an epidemiological emergency it is about the collapse of the financial system.
Not to nit pick, but I would call the Pandemic TM a cover story for the collapse of finance capitalism, and a new war on the working class.
Your wording is a more accurate description than what I used.
It was intended as constructive criticism. I am a fan. I always read your posts when I see them.
As well as the collapse of the financial system there is a growing shortage oil. Oil has fuelled the industrial age and the easy-to-get oil has been ‘got’. This is why there is exploration of the ocean bottom, artic areas and tar sands extraction. The easy stuff has been mostly used. ERoEI = energy returned on energy invested. If its unprofitable to drill for oil, no one will do it.
So, although there is oil still existing, its too hard to extract it.
This, and the financial collapse, underpins all the developments which Maxwell has described so well.
Have Biden’s policies helped oil exploration – no. Has the U.K. government’s policies helped – no and now the idiots are introducing a “windfall tax”.
It is back to the same issue: governments are the cause of all these problems and have no interest in solving them. A clear signal that it is these governments that need purging.
Always one of the most crucial, bedrock truths about our situation, May. Yet you and I have seen how difficult it is to get the delusional cornucopian, GROWTH’N’PROGRESSFOREVER!!! devotees – many gathered btl here – to face up to this non-negotiable ruler of our lives; and of our future.
Perhaps it’s Time to force the question “What Are You Prepared To Give Up ?” ? However, i’m wary of such….As such can be hijacked by The State in a campaign to enforce restrictions and impose austerity…
It is the bourgeois freedoms that this elite now in power is targeting, the ones at the basis of the old capitalism. The question does not concern so much the proles, but the middle and petty bourgeoisie, what remains of the bourgeoisie. They must also take away the last remaining constitutional rights, bourgeois rights, which are based on private property, those conquered in France in 1789.
it is a war against humanity, covid and vaccines are weapons of war, there’s something even darker than grabbing land and wealth, which is fundamental anyway. Sadism, absolute evil, Nazism in a nutshell, which dates back obscurely from history, stronger than before, and democracy is just an old word from the 1900s. As in war, fear, terror, the most primitive feelings, and death are used to control the masses, to make them regress and render them powerless. And the discourse is controlled from above and accelerated and confused, so that freedom of speech can’t find any more space
Nazism is a long way from “absolute evil” which is much older (old Testament old). You (and billions more) have been brainwashed.
Easy reasearch : Stalin, Bolsheviks, Armenia, Leopold 2 in Congo, Spanish and Portuguese colonials in Central and South “America” , Roman Catholic Church; Eastern Orthodox Church and the Byzanitum. etc etc.
Hitler was a clownish amateur even if the lies about the extent of his crimes are true.
right, but these are really Nazis, descended from Nazis, I mean. Think of a country like Germany at the time, with technology and scientific knowledge that was probably the most advanced. And Goethe and Beethoven and Hegel and Kant….We are not in the times of Hernan Cortes…The Americans too fell in love with the Nazis and took them randomly with them…It’s not barbarism, in the Western sense of the term , is the civilization that at its apex begins the game of extermination and perfects it with a cutting-edge and scrupulous technique… The atomic bomb and the concentration camps, and all the rest.
The technique that the Third Reich has launched on a large scale has not yet reached the ends of the world, it is not yet “techno-totalitarian”. It hasn’t been evening yet. Of course, this shouldn’t console us and above all it shouldn’t make us consider the Reich behind us as something unique and erratic, as something atypical for our era or for our Western world, because the generalized technical work at global dimension and without gaps, with consequent individual irresponsibility, started from there (…) the horror of the Reich to come will far surpass that of yesterday which, by comparison, will appear only as an experimental provincial theater, a dress rehearsal of totalitarianism decked out in stupid ideology.
Günther Anders, We Children of Eichmann, p. 66
At what degree of severity of reaction to this do the spook detectors perk up and my profile gets an updated “watch list” status?
Is suggesting the criminals behind this get a STERN TALKING TO by people in the street enough?
Yes I think that is probably enough, so…. someone please consider to POISON THE LOT (or at least one of them) WITH NEUROTOXINS and re-establsish our faith in the human spirit….. A kidnapping and ritual murder would surely go a long way to make the rest of the cabal break a sweat from their dried up reptilian sweat glands….
One might need some serious resources and connections to get to those people at this point..
and of course such things only happen in films and people are now too emasculated to do anything other than TURN THE OTHER CHEEK FOR THE NEXT VIOLATION and be rewarded wih points on your social media accounts!.
Depopulation was the main objective. Some estimates are as high as 20 million deaths worldwide as a result of the clot shots alone. The belief systems are still in place as are the infrastructure for extreme repression.
It’s all becoming so tedious.
Wake me up when the revolution starts..
A perfect expression of a non-revolutionary…
Yes the world is full of keyboard warriors…
indeed, but we don’t need a revolution, another cycle….?
Wake Up ! The 4th Industrial Revolution is underway !
If that doesnt excite you, get therapy.
Bless you my child..
Don’t get ‘angry’ … stay focused and continue to provide your thought provoking vids.
Unfortunately, as most appear to agree … it is too damn easy to polarise the masses.
Quite simply, we need the ‘sheep’ to build strength into the flock and the engineers of this filthy psy-ops have obviously been using our latent fears and compliance to prep for what’s planned.
They are already making the revolution, from above, but they also use old tactics and left, right or left discourses have little importance for them. This is why they speak of revolution.
They are the richest 1% of humanity, but they don’t want to sound classist, it doesn’t have to look like a class struggle from above. Maybe it’s not, they also seem open. After all, they’re criminals, which is why they look like Nazis. They want to colonize our bodies, we are beyond human, they behave like certain insects, they are worse than the Nazis. How do you organize yourself and fight against gigantic insects ?it’s like a horror movie.
revolutions have never been made by the plebs alone, it also takes the contribution of a part of the dominant economic class, and above all of the army. For this reason the elites now assimilate everything, above all elements of the left, Schwab has himself photographed with the bust of Lenin. Of course they are only 1% of humanity and for them we are beasts, cannon fodder. But their propaganda somehow echoes some old leftist discourse. Bad though, but enough to confuse people’s ideas. Of course only the class struggle can defeat them. A class war that will teach them what the malicious phrase they often use when referring to us really means: “You will have nothing and you will be happy”. Let’s make them happy, then.
There are so many books and people that have said all the things in this book review that I fail to see how another book means anything.
There is no political solution to where we are.
History has proven many times that tyrants do not return power to the people peacefully.
We will all have to make the choice.
Comply and live on your knees sucking on government Peter.
Or risk death for the pursuit of Liberty and Freedom.
We ain’t seen nothing yet.
They ain’t seen nothing yet.
“Conscience without Courage is a sorry motto” — George Meredith, “The Egoist”.
“The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone. They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them, are over. The moment the Men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these Men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy… but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”
– Author Unkown
That mentality is our downfall- They HAVE seen almost everything that the plebs could throw at them and have made it so that the plebs can no longer throw those things at them, or hardly anything else. There is a reason you will not find any loose rock in a modern city center or that you cannot buy a drone detection radar system unless you work in “defence” (of the elites)- you don’t need those things, Jack.
The last occurence of a popular uprising before the recent unconfirmed stories from Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka was in Bolivia in the 40s, where the rebels were actually able to arrest the dictator and take him out of his misery.
I will bet good money that the parasites have taken the time to study all such events very carefully and have been busily writing rules and regulations to ensure such a thing never happens again.
What they certainly have done is to maintain a situation where joining the police force or the military is seen as both lucrative and respectable, a very admirable thing to do. “patriotism” did not originate from the people. It is dictated by the slave drivers in order to ensure a constant stream of deluded testosterone loaded boys signing up to give their lives away in service of the elites’ murderous attacks on humanity and the biosphere.
(“For King and Country!”..)
Free People care not what rules tyrants make to oppress them.
When the time comes, an ARMED uprising will change everything.
I thoroughly recommend this book. It is so quotable – which is handy since in my opinion it amounts to the only decent account of the covid con to have appeared from a genuine Leftist perspective. It thereby single handedly gives us everything that the other Left sites should have been giving us but didn’t.
Here is a sample on the trans issue:
After noting that “even after the huge institutional support and financial backing this movement has received”, trans rights “still apply to only a fraction of a percentage of the population”, Simon goes on to say,
Christ! Needs a bit of Clear Writing practice, dunnee? The now fashionably reviled Bertrand Russell had some simple and highly effective rules for producing clear, immediately-graspable prose… https://www.stephenhicks.org/2015/12/13/bertrand-russells-how-i-write-text/
Thanks Off-G for making this book known to your readers.
I have been reading Simon’s work for over 2 years. I am well into the book now. It is fantastic!
I do believe we are in for a great reset.
The question is: what kind of reset do we want?
The current status is a dead end with inflation, excess mortality, bullshit education, bullshit science, bullshit job, bullshit politics, bullshit news, bullshit war, bullshit climate change, bullshit morality, everything bullshit (except for the inflation and excess mortality).
What do we want? – The WEF great reset seems untenable to me. But as long as we go along and get along, the WEF great reset is what we’ll get…
Stop participating in the bullshit seems the way out. – Nothing lost. Much won…
“Its purpose in doing so, however, is not to contribute to an academic debate about the meaning of the term ‘fascism’”.
Perhaps he souldn’t have used the word then! It’s not as if other terms aren’t available – totalitarianisn, authoritarianism and tyranny for starters. Fascism has to meam more than “anything I don’t like”. It’s how the controllers and msm use the term.
The problem is that such a framing allows the liberal-left to ignore the contributions of their ideological heritages to our current plight, Eugenics, for example, is just as much of the Left as of the Right. Ditto technocracy.
Unfortunately, Off-G didn’t do a review, they just copied a very small part of the book’s introduction. For Elmer, as a historian, the Nazi period is his specialty. So, you are not seeing any of his arguments for using the term (which actually he develops throughout the book). This is a serious book. You should give it a chance.
Simon is scathing about the “Left” and knows all about their ideological heritage to our current plight. Indeed he opens the book with this dlightful skewering:
Sorry for pasting in such an extended passage but, as with everything Simon writes, it’s so spot on that it’s hard to know where to stop.
Thanks for doing it George.
I think it would be better if the blockquote feature didn’t italicize everything, but that’s me. 😵
You’ve got a point. The blockquote tends to make it less readable.
I agree. In fact I would go much further and say that Elmer’s attempt to frame the biosecurity paradigm as ‘fascist’, is, when it comes down to it, a Leftist cope.
Elements of Covid authoritarianism definitely do resonate with some of the politics of Rightwing authoritarian movements of the mid 20th century, but, as you say, the same can be said in reference to state Communism. The book is so committed to trying to save Leftist ideology from its association with the liberal authoritarianism that we now see, that it becomes seriously ahistorical. We have multiculturalism, gender revisionism, antifascist groups, and political correctness somehow denoted as ‘radically conservative’ (oxymoron ?) or even fascist. Anyone who knows which books the National Socialists burned, or where from these ‘woke’ movements trace their provenance, will know this is an inversion.
The whole pandemic culture has seen the very opposite of the Nietzschean motifs of fascist movements. The old have been and weak have been protected at the expense to the young and well. The motifs of care and nurture have dominated in contrast to those of the heroic and martial.
Elmer doesn’t delve into the Cuban doctors flying in to save the day in their photo op white coats. He doesn’t explore the member of the communist party who sits on SAGE. He doesn’t delve into the Chinese role in the origins of the pandemic, a literal ‘Communist’ one party state. He doesn’t explain why nationalists and conservatives have been so much more able to see through the psywar.
Elmer’s book is a brilliant document of what has taken place, especially the legal processes stripping our rights and the re-writing of the social contract. It is though a book by and for ‘the historical materialist’, and if, like me, you see fundamental flaws in that approach to understanding human history (as well as today’s society), then you will also see the shortcomings of this book.
Not to be overly critical, but mentioning a book without also reviewing it amounts to simply an advertisement for the book. I hope Mr. Elmer paid you for the nice ad.
Fair enough. My guess is that Off-G recognized that Elmer’s book is an important contribution to our understanding of the last 2 1/2 years, but simply didn’t have time or manpower to review it.
The Delingpole interview (linked above) might help be a good place to get your toes wet…
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Did someone say fascism?
Type antifa.com to your web address and see what you get.
Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
2 years now and they still haven’t fixed it.
“It is not about health but about wealth, the apportionment of resources among the general population.”
“What is at stake here are the concepts of human rights and political/economic/social equality.“
“The system isn’t broken – it was built that way.”
“It is a racket and you and I are not in it. We are its victims.”
Sorry, I liked that show when it came out. easy watch and funny imo.