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Poverty and Crisis: Sucking Humanity Dry

Colin Todhunter

The World Bank says nearly 80% (560 million) of the 700 million people who were pushed into extreme poverty in 2020 due to COVID policies were from India. Globally, extreme poverty levels increased by 9.3 per cent in 2020.

In 2022, it was estimated that a quarter of a billion people across the world would be pushed into absolute poverty in that year alone.

In the UK, poverty is increasing in two-thirds of communities, as millions go without heat and skip meals. Due to the ‘cost-of-living crisis’, 10.5 million are experiencing financial difficulty. An additional 13.7 million people would be at risk of financial difficulty with further increases in costs.

Living standards in the UK are plummeting. For instance, 28 per cent (up from 9 per cent pre-COVID) of UK adults said that they could not afford to eat balanced meals. Absolute poverty is set to rise from 17.2 per cent in 2021-22 to 18.3 per cent in 2023-24, pushing an additional 800,000 people into poverty.

In England, 100,000 children have been frozen out of free school meals.

In the US, around 30 million low-income people are on the edge of a ‘hunger cliff’ as a portion of their federal food assistance is taken away. In 2021, it was estimated that one in eight children were going hungry in the US.

Small businesses are filing for bankruptcy in the US at a record rate. Private bankruptcy filings in 2023 have exceeded the highest point recorded during the early stages of COVID by a considerable amount. The four-week moving average for private filings in late February 2023 was 73 per cent higher than in June 2020.

Meanwhile, nearly 100 of the biggest US publicly traded companies recorded 2021 profit margins that were at least 50 per cent higher than their 2019 levels.

The Bank of England’s chief economist Huw Pill says that people should ‘accept’ being poorer. This is similar to the response of Rob Kapito, co-founder of the world’s biggest asset management firm BlackRock. In 2022, he said that a “very entitled” generation of people who have never had to sacrifice would soon have to face shortages for the first time in their lives.

Crisis – what crisis?

Of course, Kapito is no doubt referring to ordinary US citizens and not himself. Kapito, as the president of BlackRock, made $26,750,780 in total compensation in 2021.

Nor is he referring to the high-net-worth individuals who benefit from hunger by investing in BlackRock, a firm that continues to profit from a globalised food system which – by design – leaves around a billion people experiencing malnutrition. BlackRock is one of the rich ‘barbarians at the barn’ who continue to make huge financial killings from an exploitative food regime.

Kapito and Pill tell ordinary people to get used to their ‘new normal’ while business as usual prevails elsewhere, not least in one of the world’s most financially lucrative sectors – arms manufacturing. The war in Ukraine has been a ‘gold rush’ for Western arms makers as wealthy US neocons like Victoria Nuland continue to try to bring about ‘regime change’ in Russia by fighting Moscow to the last Ukrainian.

When Huw Pill tells ordinary people to get used to being poorer, he is not referring to the individuals and firms who have made hundreds of millions of pounds (courtesy of the taxpayer) from corrupt COVID equipment contracts thanks to the UK government prioritising politically connected suppliers at the start of COVID.

And this cannot be brushed aside as a ‘one-off’. These revelations are merely the tip of a massive corruption iceberg.

For example, Byline Times reports a cross-party parliamentary watchdog raised concerns that decisions on how to award money from the £3.6 billion towns fund, designed to boost economic growth in struggling towns, were politically motivated. It also notes that 40 potential breaches of the Ministerial Code were not investigated in the past five years.

Little wonder that in January 2023 the UK plunged to its lowest-ever position in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.

Consider that the UN estimates that just $51.5 billion would be enough to provide food, shelter and lifesaving support for the world’s 230 million most vulnerable people. Then consider that 20 corporations in the grain, fertiliser, meat and dairy sectors delivered $53.5 billion to shareholders in the financial years 2020 and 2021.

According to Global Witness, ‘excess profits’ are sudden and significant increases in a company’s financial returns that are due not to their own actions but to external events. The EU says profits count as ‘excess’ when they are more than 20% above the average return of the previous four years.

Global Witness finds that the 2022 annual profits of the five largest integrated private sector oil and gas companies – Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and TotalEnergies – were $195 billion. Up by almost 120% on 2021 and the highest level in the industry’s history.

This means that these companies made $134 billion in excess profits, which could cover nearly 20% of the money all European governments together have allocated to shielding vulnerable households and businesses from the current energy crisis.

Centrica, the company that owns British Gas, reports record profits for 2022. Operating profits of £3.3bn were recorded, up from £948m in 2021. This surpassed its previous highest ever yearly profit of £2.7bn in 2012.

In May 2021, it was reported that COVID vaccines had created at least nine new billionaires. According to research by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, the new billionaires included Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel and Ugur Sahin, the CEO of BioNTech, which has produced a vaccine with Pfizer. Both CEOs were then worth around $4 billion. Senior executives from China’s CanSino Biologics and early investors in Moderna have also become billionaires.

Although the nine new billionaires were at that time worth a combined $19.3 billion, the vaccines were largely funded by public money. For instance, according to a May 2021 report by CNN, BioNTech received €325 million from the German government for the development of the vaccine. The company made a net profit of €1.1 billion in the first three months of the year, thanks to its share of sales from the COVID vaccine, compared with a loss of €53.4 million for the same period last year.

Moderna was expected to make $13.2 billion in COVID vaccine revenue in 2021. The company received billions of dollars in funding from the US government for development of its vaccine.

This article has briefly touched on four horses of the economic apocalypse – agribusiness, oil, arms and big pharma. But let’s finish by mentioning the fifth and the most powerful – finance. The sector which sparked the devastation that we now see.

By late 2019, a financial crisis was looming. It was multiple times worse than the 2008 one.

Investigative journalist Michael Byrant says that €1.5 trillion was needed to deal with the crisis in Europe alone. The financial collapse staring European central bankers in the face came to a head in 2019:

“All talk about big finance bankrupting the nation by looting public funds, politicians destroying public services at the behest of large investors and the depredations of the casino economy were washed away with COVID. Predators who saw their financial empires coming apart resolved to shut down society. To solve the problems they created, they needed a cover story. It magically appeared in the form of a ‘novel virus’.”

The European Central Bank agreed to a €1.31 trillion bailout of banks followed by the EU agreeing to a €750 billion recovery fund for European states and corporations. This package of long-term, ultra-cheap credit to hundreds of banks was sold to the public as a necessary programme to cushion the impact of the pandemic on businesses and workers.

What happened in Europe was part of a strategy to avert the wider systemic collapse of the hegemonic financial system. And what we now see is an interrelated global debt, inflation and ‘austerity’ crisis and the biggest transfer of wealth to the rich in history under cover of a ‘cost-of-living crisis’.

As millions of workers take strike action in the UK, Huw Pill implies that they should accept their plight as inevitable. But they have no reason to.

The wealth of the world’s billionaires increased by $3.9tn between 18 March and 31 December 2020. Their total wealth then stood at $11.95tn, a 50 per cent increase in just 9.5 months. Between April and July 2020, during the initial lockdowns, the wealth held by these billionaires grew from $8 trillion to more than $10 trillion.

The only thing inevitable about the current crisis was the collapse of a debt-fuelled, unsustainable neoliberalism set up to facilitate outright plunder by the super-rich who have offshored more than $50 trillion in hidden accounts.

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

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Straight Talk
Straight Talk
Apr 30, 2023 4:26 PM

Every single person needs to hear this message: You’re Not Deficient, You’re Just Ruled By Assholes To those who call boomers “the ME generation”, you can’t write an article about boomers without once mentioning neoliberalism, the fascist economic policy of the past 50 years. Privatization is at the core of fascism. It’s destroyed our once great middle class. Workers have no benefits today thanks to corporate totalitarianism. Libertarians brought us neoliberalism because they wanted ECONOMIC unfettered liberty for capital only. Union-busting, capital flight, wage stagnation, whittling away at our basic human rights… and now they’re trying to lock in privatization with CBDCs. Money is a public utility. The creditor class (private banking industry) and transnationals want to recreate a global Neo-feudalism.  After the social revolution of the 60’s – ending an illegal war, winning civil, labor, food/consumer safety, women’s, environmental rights, Big Business rounded their wagons and began their war on… Read more »

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Apr 30, 2023 1:38 PM

there is the impression that those rich elites are NOT lobbying governments for more wealth.

governments appear to be on AUTO-PILOT, doing their best to deliberatly redirect Wealth in order to impoverish large sections of the society.

el Gallinazo
el Gallinazo
May 1, 2023 4:24 PM
Reply to  GR-Watch

The agenda is simple.
1) Eliminate small, independent businesses thus pushing the former middle class into abject poverty.
2) Make the poor directly dependent on governments (and their “good behavior”) for their very survival.
3) Roll out the Mark of the Beast – Central Bank Digital Currencies.
QED

Freecus
Freecus
Apr 30, 2023 12:37 PM

Predators who saw their financial empires coming apart resolved to shut down society. To solve the problems they created, they needed a cover story. It magically appeared in the form of a ‘novel virus’.”

The private Central Bankers have no national allegiance & will do anything to stay in control.

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
May 1, 2023 12:37 AM
Reply to  Freecus

Yes, including murdering their own banksters, if they’re out of line, plus thousands of others as collateral damage, as was seen in the so-called Titanic sinking.

mgeo
mgeo
May 1, 2023 5:37 AM
Reply to  Veri Tas

A banker is a mere servant of trans-national capital. If a crime involving him gets exposed, the overlords may assign a “mechanic” to eliminate him before his arrest. Some healthy bankers and industrialists have died suddenly at home, e.g., in their swimming pools – even empty pools.

mgeo
mgeo
Apr 30, 2023 7:40 AM

The article says the wealth of billionares rose
-. (a) from 18th March to 31st December 2020 by $3.9 trillion to reach $11.95 trillion; it was Oxfam that provided this info.
-. (b) from April to July 2020 by $8 trillion to reach over $10 trillion.

If the wealth on 18th March was $8.05 trillion (11.95-3.9), then (b) cannot be correct.

DavidF
DavidF
Apr 30, 2023 9:33 AM
Reply to  mgeo

What is 0.5 trillion or so between friends ?!

Kreditanstalt
Kreditanstalt
Apr 30, 2023 4:07 AM

Seems to me that from what you say, it’s not evil corporations at fault, but GOVERNMENT

Richard
Richard
May 1, 2023 3:44 AM
Reply to  Kreditanstalt

Corporations have taken over government. That’s what fascism is. Also known as “Corporatism.”

Johnny
Johnny
Apr 30, 2023 1:59 AM

Tens of thousands malnourished, dying and struggling. Why doesn’t this lead the nightly news like the dreaded pandemic did?
Imagine if they broadcast the daily death toll and images of dying children; Every. Single. Night.
Would the sleepers wake?

Howard
Howard
Apr 30, 2023 1:37 PM
Reply to  Johnny

No, the sleepers would not awaken. That’s how the controllers get away with it. The vast majority only awaken when the media tells them THEY might die.

ChairmanDrusha
ChairmanDrusha
Apr 30, 2023 4:48 PM
Reply to  Howard

That was a big takeaway for me during the fake health scare since 2020; people did what they were told because they were personally enough threatened. But they were given enough of an out from pure cowardice with the line that they were “doing it for the vulnerable”.

Honestly, I can never truly respect anyone who went along with this shit ever again, whatever their stated intended motivations.

correspondencecommitttee
correspondencecommitttee
Apr 29, 2023 11:51 PM

Long ago (if ever) it seemed I could live large on little, now poverty is a daily reminder of how precarious basic survival has become for the proles and untermenschen, who in our different conditions of captivity share common cause of solidarity and resistance to the class rule that has made civilization one long death march.

paul
paul
Apr 29, 2023 10:22 PM

Don’t worry, we’ll all have plenty of bugs to eat and they’ll let us out of our 15 minute city enclaves twice a year to get our vaccines and boosters.

GR-Watch
GR-Watch
Apr 30, 2023 1:20 PM
Reply to  paul

“they’ll let us out of our 15 minute city enclaves twice a year to get our vaccines”

how about we extend our arm out of the window and the vaccine gets delivered by a special injection-drone?

this drone can double as a thought-control device. it can blast the window open and deliver a punch in the face if the person happened to post unapproved comments/thoughts online.

Howard
Howard
Apr 29, 2023 9:53 PM

The saving grace of it all, of course, is that the multiple trillions the super-rich managed to appropriate is worth about 50 cents in actual reality-based income.

Well, as far as I’m concerned, let them wallow in their 50 cents worth of reality…while it lasts.

solemn
solemn
Apr 29, 2023 8:55 PM

SHOW MIGRANT HOTELS
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Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Apr 30, 2023 12:24 AM
Reply to  solemn

Someone gotta do something.

Grafter
Grafter
Apr 30, 2023 12:07 PM
Reply to  solemn

How to assess and tax those ‘offshore accounts’, that is the problem. All utility / energy companies should be nationalised.

Mika Fenya
Mika Fenya
Apr 29, 2023 8:22 PM

The priority plan as I see it is depopulation, then control the rest of the slaves left.
Time will tell if this dystopia or despotism happens. Still too many out there that are not fully aware or just want to stay in their bubble and don’t care or are affraid to know I fear.

Gazza
Gazza
Apr 29, 2023 7:39 PM

Hit that “early life” on the Wikipedia page for Rob Kapito. Every. Single. Time! It starts to become quite predictable.

From the Oxfam article linked in this article:

 The virus has exposed, fed off and increased existing inequalities of wealth, gender and race.’

“The” virus is sentient and has powers that ordinary viruses could only dream of, if they also were sentient….

Candledark
Candledark
May 1, 2023 6:41 AM
Reply to  Gazza

What virus?

Rhys Jaggar
Rhys Jaggar
Apr 29, 2023 7:18 PM

Why should Huw Pill be engaged with with respect?

He should be given 28 days to take a 75% pay cut or face the consequences of a mass mob encircling one very rich and unprincipled man…..

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Apr 29, 2023 7:18 PM

Me in an American grocery store making small talk (I’m like that) but just checking the temperature: “Man, prices go up every week, don’t they?”

Person I directed the comment at:

Sometimes they’ll smile a little or nod. At least I know they’re there. Every now and then, but not often, I meet one of us. One guy, a fellow long hair, simply said,

“The only solution is revolution.”

I replied, “Rock and roll brother.”

We at least have to do something; things are getting kind of out of hand.

Global Research has an article up:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-being-smashed-politically-economically-medically-technologically-elites-great-reset-why-how-do-we-fight-back-effectively/5809364

“The only way we can defeat this long-planned, complex and multifaceted threat, is to mobilize sufficient people all over the world who are willing to nonviolently non-cooperate with its foundational components, that is, those elements that make the entire Elite program possible.”

https://youtu.be/SQ0I0SRW9_U

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ0I0SRW9_U&w=560&h=315%5D

sandy
sandy
Apr 29, 2023 6:07 PM

Perfect timing! I will print up a copy of this article and include it with our art exhibit, “The War on Humanity”, that opens May 4, 2023 @ New Zone Gallery Eugene, Oregon. Thanks Colin for the research. Thanks Off-Guardian for being an info hub for all of us working toward a livable planet.

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https://sandys.art/War_on_Humanity_may2023.html

Colin T
Colin T
Apr 29, 2023 6:22 PM
Reply to  sandy

That’s great to hear Sandy. Hope it all goes well.

Sandy
Sandy
May 1, 2023 3:56 AM
Reply to  Colin T

Thanks Colin. I will keep in touch and post up images from the show. Visual art is an important component of social analysis and aid in decision making for the People. IMHO.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
May 1, 2023 3:29 PM
Reply to  sandy

Should play well with Eugene’s lockdown-mandate-loving DSA community.

You might check CJ’s speech at the Real-Left:
https://real-left.com/the-political-and-economic-case-against-the-world-economic-forum-a-panel-discussion-from-the-left-case-against-the-wef-conference/

sandy
sandy
May 4, 2023 1:02 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Oh you betcha. The Liberals have been duped into thinking forced behaviors, without consent, dictated by “experts” is humanitarian concern and justified. The Conservatives have been duped into believing forcible birthing, without consent, is humanitarian concern and justified. But each claim the other side of each “mandate” they disagree with, is not protecting the right of consent, the right to free choice by the subject in question, either mother or human. The solution, simple as the nose in front of one’s face, is the constitutional right to freely choose what is best for them. At all costs both Parties prosecute the righteousness of centralized totalitarian control by the ruling class. I doubt either truly care about each issue. They just want a false binary to keep us occupied with their manufactured FAKE conflict and keep voting to be kept as their powerless serfs. Eugene is like Berkeley. Loads of intolerant… Read more »

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
May 4, 2023 3:59 AM
Reply to  sandy

Thanks for the reply. In my area in WA the health freedom movement is predominantly conservative and right wing. Most think the CCP have taken over the world. I have asked some of them point blank: “Do you really think that Fauci, Gates, Albert Bourla and Larry Fink are communists? That the Fed, the CIA and the Pentagon are all filled with communists”? I get no answer. They all believe in the virus TM, Lab Leak TM. I tried to give a presentation on the work of Denis Rancourt and they delayed and delayed for so long that I only had 15 minutes to present and had to cut my presentation in half; I couldn’t show any of Rancourt’s graphs to prove his case…

But this is the resistance. The “left” are brownshirts for Globocap.

sandy
sandy
May 4, 2023 6:34 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

“The Left” is something concocted by the Two Party ruling elite and as they define it a complete incomprehensible pile of gibberish. I have been what I consider Left since the civil rights and anti-war 60’s. But what is talked about within both parties as being Left or Right is complete gibberish in the 21st C. The Left is humanitarian, egalitarian and human rights over profits. Neither party represents anything resembling either now or in the past. How the Left has been folded into the Democrats and Liberals is a work of legerdemain by msm and the1% handlers. There is no Left among Democrats and no conservatism/Right within Republicans. I have been to Tea Party “protest” events and had good discussions on the major complaints of both of us: economic inequality and anti-war sentiments. These two issues are the prime objectives of both parties when we trim off all the… Read more »

DavidF
DavidF
Apr 29, 2023 6:03 PM

We’ve all been told so it should be no surprise. They’ll drive food/energy availability down and prices up until the vast majority of the masses are either desperate, destitute or demanding. Part of the ploy will be financial difficulty whereby mortgages (or, more likely, rents) will become impossible for many.
At that point, your caring State steps in, wipes the slate clean, pays you a UBI, lends you anything you want, corrals you to a 15/20 mile radius and, via your “smart” phone, barks instructions at you.
The 1% will go about their business & lives without having to mix with the peasants.
Don’t say you don’t know what’s coming.

Fran Crowe
Fran Crowe
Apr 29, 2023 8:18 PM
Reply to  DavidF

That’s it exactly…..prices up continually…..wages static or down, shortages in abundance……interest rates climbing……end result is just what you say…..poverty for the majority. And still no one wants to admit this because it’s just too horrible to imagine, you vill own nuzzin und you vill be happy ( that ve just didn’t kill you).

Grafter
Grafter
Apr 30, 2023 12:10 PM
Reply to  DavidF

And what are the jellyfish sitting on comfortable green benches in Westminster going to do about this ?

Violet
Violet
Apr 29, 2023 5:43 PM

States push back against big pharma plan to taint food supply with “vaccines”.

https://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=268210

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Apr 30, 2023 12:31 AM
Reply to  Violet

They are really really bat crazy to get that vaxx into all people. I wonder how they manage to avoid waxx themselves if they fill all air and food with 666 lipid nano or do they vaxx themselves too, or do they take Ivermectin every day???

Gordon McRae
Gordon McRae
Apr 30, 2023 1:34 AM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

I gather the MRNA poisoning campaign has been led by the department of defence. They have clearly turned on their own citizens.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Apr 30, 2023 3:35 PM
Reply to  Gordon McRae

Yeah, this could certainly explain it. The military is equipped to do self-inflicting harm

Grafter
Grafter
Apr 30, 2023 12:14 PM
Reply to  Violet

Politicians with a spine are required to stop all of this vile agenda. Those responsible should face criminal prosecutions.

Sal P
Sal P
Apr 29, 2023 5:35 PM

Thank you Todd for your work in disseminating this important info. I’d pass it along to my non-believing friends and family but they’re still hopelessly lost in the Covid Brain Fog. I don’t know if they’ll ever escape.

Sal P
Sal P
Apr 29, 2023 6:18 PM
Reply to  Sal P

Sorry for the misnaming Colin. I’m in my own brainfog this morning!

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 29, 2023 5:23 PM

What I’ve found is that the psychological terrorism of the past three years has “softened” people up with regard to skyrocketing costs which are generally being accepted with a shrug and a sense of “Mustn’t complain. Don’t you know there’s a war on?” I am sure that this was one of the chief aims of the pandemic confidence trick. Extortionate inflation which would never have been accepted before covid is now being grudgingly absorbed since “After all we ought to be grateful we’re still alive.” This also fits in with an insidious normalisation of the “pandemic strategy” e.g. I went into a local bakery which I use occasionally and it suddenly struck me that the entire shop now looks like a prison chamber. It was once a vibrant café but had its chairs and tables removed when the lockdown started. That furniture has never returned. And I was disturbed that… Read more »

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 29, 2023 5:50 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I also think that the “oppositional” sites have a crucial role to play here since they can loudly complain about the hellish impoverishment and the bloated vampirism of the rulers but they can present this happening through “opportunism” regarding the same events that the mainstream media advertise: covid, Ukraine, climate change.

In short both sides – mainstream and “Left” – presuppose the lies necessary to support the economic terrorism, the only difference between them being that the former portray it as “the government doing the best it can under extreme circumstances” whilst the latter complain that the rich are “using” these circumstances to further enrich themselves.

And the only ones permitted to make noises approximating the truth are designated as “Right Wing conspiracy nuts”. This manoeuvre acts as a deterrent away from genuine insight. 
 
 

mgeo
mgeo
Apr 30, 2023 7:51 AM
Reply to  George Mc

You go, George. Give us this day our daily dose of Left/Right.

Shola
Shola
Apr 29, 2023 4:59 PM

Not much to say other than a quiet prayer for a slow and painful death for all the parasites.

Amen.

ChairmanDrusha
ChairmanDrusha
Apr 29, 2023 4:52 PM

“cost of living crisis”. We have that same slogan in shit-old NZ. What are the odds? Coincidences abound, yet again.

Violet
Violet
Apr 29, 2023 5:35 PM
Reply to  ChairmanDrusha

There’s no such thing as cohencidence.

Derek Williams
Derek Williams
Apr 30, 2023 6:09 AM
Reply to  Violet

That would be when two Jewish guys meet by chance.

k mc
k mc
Apr 29, 2023 3:47 PM

Many more have nots, then the haves.. Gee, really looks deliberated doesn’t it…

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Apr 29, 2023 3:32 PM

Well… Starvation was planned to get worse. There is also copious evidence that cattle and poultry are being injected with covid “vaccines” (erm… bio-weapons). Here’s a short description of known mechanisms of action: > Pfizer’s mRNA Vaccines Contain Electromagnetic Devices (30) Pfizer’s mRNA Vaccines Contain Electromagnetic Devices (substack.com)   Yup… Then there are ancient articles such as this one: > The Reshaping of Global Agriculture: The WEF Agenda Behind India’s Modi Government’s “Farm Reform” By F. William Engdahl Global Research, February 16, 2021 The Reshaping of Global Agriculture: The WEF Agenda Behind India’s Modi Government’s “Farm Reform” – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization   Excerpt: “The central role of the Gates-Rockefeller AGRA in the UN 2021 Food Systems Summit, the major role of the WEF in the world “food systems” reset, and the pressures in recent months on the Modi government to implement the same corporate… Read more »

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Apr 29, 2023 3:19 PM

If the figures are true we have 45 mio Americans already on food stamps, 30 mio more to come, saying 75 mio poor Americans.

Equal to 25% of the American people standing in a row to soup kitchens which survival rate is dependent on Chinese charity noodles in their soup.

This is outrageous. Sneaky Commies crawled out from their place under the bed and succeeded to conquer the US and our Constitution from within.
They did it, and now its too late to do something about it. We are doomed. Its over!

S Cooper
S Cooper
Apr 29, 2023 4:27 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

China is one big corporate fascist untermenschen slave labor sweat shop [camp] for the Psycho Nazis.
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John Crowther
John Crowther
Apr 29, 2023 6:08 PM
Reply to  S Cooper

The living dead speaks

UncleWalrus
UncleWalrus
Apr 29, 2023 5:32 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

Oh you silly “constitutionalists”, your concerns are ofcourse touching sir, but your “nation” is merely a construct and founded on masonic and corporatist beleifs from the getgo, your notion of “we’re doomed” is also not very helpfull, may I suggest you seperate your identity from the construct and see the wider picture sir?

God bless you , brother.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Apr 30, 2023 1:56 AM
Reply to  UncleWalrus

I know what is going on. Confucius has confused the American people, this is the wider geo-political picture:
“It Does Not Matter How Slowly You Go as Long as You Do Not Stop”.
“Your Life is What Your Thoughts Make it”.
“He Who Chases Two Rabbits Catches None”.
This is what made the American people poor, dependent on rice and confused, Confucius.
Thats why I try to help people by pointing to our Constitution. God bless you too if you believe in America bro.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Apr 30, 2023 8:13 AM
Reply to  UncleWalrus

You’re not better off if you substitute “Masons” to “Commies”; if you need an enemy to explain the world.

UncleWalrus
UncleWalrus
Apr 30, 2023 1:13 PM

Oh freemasons are just one faction, representing a deeper problem with the human spirit, once this “batch” has been defeated their ideologies will most certainly live on, and people will not cease to delegate their thoughts and feelings to “leaders”.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Apr 29, 2023 6:21 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

They are everywhere indeed! Trust no one and don’t forget to lock up your door.

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UncleWalrus
UncleWalrus
Apr 29, 2023 6:56 PM

Looks like you guys need to read some Anthony Sutton..

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Apr 30, 2023 12:17 AM
Reply to  UncleWalrus

Antony Sutton’s thesis, with which I agree, is that Western Capital financed the Bolsheviks to build Russia. There is nothing odd in that since Capital’s law is to reproduce itself and expand. As a mode of production, Communism means: No monetary system, and hence, No wage system, and No State. Which means the definition of Communism is a negative one: the abolition of Capitalism through its exhaustion. A communist is someone who agitates for the abolition of Capitalism, and tries to rise awareness about its inner contradictions. The mistake some make is to believe that the mode of production under which the Bolshevik lived is Communism; it’d be certainly odd in that case they should accept help from Bourgeois democracies. Modes of production embracing by definition the totality of life and carrying much inertia while existing, can’t replace one another like one replaces a flat tire with a good one.… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny
Apr 30, 2023 1:42 AM

In other words, Greed has no political position, religion or class. It consumes the afflicted and the exploited.

UncleWalrus
UncleWalrus
Apr 30, 2023 1:22 PM

I for one am quite annoyed with the simplistic “commie” labling “the wef are communists” etc it sounds like red scare propaganda of the 1960s but I have yet to see communism without a state like you describe, unless you are talking about a sort of communism without Marx,which I do not know about?If so I am eager to learn more! Marx was inherently a “state reformer” beliving that that the state must be seized for “reform”, granted the state was supposed to be “transitional” but we all know how that game is played out, the state and the corporation are inherently mirrors of eachother, two different flavours of the same shit-soft serve.

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Apr 30, 2023 1:18 PM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

You should run for President. Sounds like something Biden might say. His answer to the problem is to open the borders and let more “brown people” in so that the Democrats can achieve full and permanent control. All those Vat farms are going to need laborers and that kind of work is beneath the current urban American voting population that would prefer to stay home and collect UBI. The new and welcomed plan for segregation. Reparations.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Apr 30, 2023 3:38 PM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

I would only be shot like a JFK II ;-D.

Jim McDonagh
Jim McDonagh
Apr 29, 2023 2:16 PM

That this author sees poverty pestilence and crisis everywhere but doesn’t associate it with human overpopulation is the definition of cognitive dissonance ? Billionaires are symptoms not causal !

George Mc
George Mc
Apr 29, 2023 6:59 PM
Reply to  Jim McDonagh

Damn straight Jim. I reckon that you and I should strap on our machine guns and go out and massacre the vermin. And for every thousand we kill, a billionaire will collapse too!

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Apr 30, 2023 12:42 AM
Reply to  Jim McDonagh

Human overpopulation? The 8 billion could live comfortable in 1 plane houses with gardens 1000m2 on 1/3 area of Australia. This inhabitants/ha is similar to our mega cities like Sao Paulo today.
Meaning the rest of the globe would be deserted, thus sufficient water and food to everybody.

Notwithstanding how you spread 8 billion around the globe the proportions is the same.