W.E.B. DuBois : ‘To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.’
This documentary is not news, and then, of course, it’s Trump in office blather, too. As if UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Portugal are havens for social and people and environmental justice. How Poor People Survive in the USA — vapid.
The documentarian is done, really, through the auspices of Euro trash context, POV, narrative framing. Contrarily, you have to be in the mix, in the middle, from the chambers of power, schools, colleges, social work, to real journalism, and into the mess personally, with daily fear of losing the job and seeing savings go go go. That is the slippage in the death spiral of USA.
This is a Reservation/Rez society. Boarding School Society. Celebrity Cults. The big time military propaganda operation going back 70 years until it’s embedded in every system. Confusion. Mystical hatred/subservience while praying for that blue-eyed, blond hippie Jesus.
Dirt poor, and loving Trump.
College student loans at $100K ,and loving AOC and Biden.
The enemy for me, and I’d say for 80 percent of USA, is that grouping — colonized Eichmann’s, the upper classes, the dream hoarders, the intelligence/knowledge workers, the higher ups in education-medicine-incarceration-pharma-law-energy-banking-data collecting-surveillance-real estate-Chamber of Commerce-AI-science-ag-retail-logistics-transportation, and then, MIC, congressional military complex. Join the mercenary forces, and lucky you, get your teeth pulled and a GI Bill.
Ahh, my old platform to rail against the system — LA Progressive! Terminal Velocity no More! Or here! Paul Haeder. I’ve asked why the stuff I send and publish elsewhere is no longer getting up on LA Progressive. No answer!
Again, this documentary is broken (above), but that is documentary making, most times — focused, rarified, gatekeeping on steroids, with people on the projects not deep systems thinkers, and a willingness to leave out a lot.
Tens of millions on the edge of the cliff of evictions, foreclosures, endless bad jobs, in the car or van, bunking up with family or friends, while working for middle managers who do not care, and the upper management and the billionaires and millionaires who are sociopaths.
Inflammation — Capitalism is a complete, holistic, top-down disease, creating inflammation in the veins, brain, organs, belly. But worse — cuts the thinking process, deforms the mutual aid ethos, destroys collective action, kills the ability to squat and reappropriate wealth, land, whatever.
The rat race of those with a roof over their heads that continue to fuel prescriptions, Disneyland la-la-land thinking, buy-buy-buy, watching sports-stars-musicians, I got mine, you better fight to get yours
This country, USA, is the rotting roots and DNA of Europe, of that narrator above. These are not real people, and they are so sculpted in news speak, in privilege.
This documentary doesn’t get to the fabric of colonization of cities, schools, the bullshit of privatization, and this wacky religious and wacky elitist country of Indian Removal, Enslavement then and now, and Nomadlands.
Americans are children, and that is thanks ton the Media, the Boss, foolish k-6 education, and, well, we are here now, 355 million, and this is pre-covid crazies.
Oh, hell, the list is a thousand points long: Stan Brock, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. This is one fellow, and great heart, but in a world of Space Suits, Billionaires and Yachts, Lies Casted in Media-Banking-Digitalization, well, one guy. “He founded Remote Area Medical in 1985 to give people in need essential health care. Since then, RAM has provided free dental, vision and basic health care to more than 740,000 people.”
During the U.S. debate about healthcare reform, the media reporters and news crews and filmmakers failed to put a human face on what it means to not have access to healthcare. Remote Area Medical fills that gap; it is a film about people, not policy. Focusing on a single three-day clinic held in the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, Remote Area Medical affords us an insider’s perspective on the ebb and flow of the event, from the tense 3:30 a.m. ticket distribution that determines who gets seen to the routine check-ups that take dramatic turns for the worse, to the risky means to which some patients resort for pain relief. We meet a doctor who also drives an 18-wheeler, a denture maker who moonlights as a jeweler, and the organization’s founder, Stan Brock, who first imagined Remote Area Medical while living as a cowboy in the Amazon rainforest, hundreds of miles from the nearest doctor. But it is the extraordinary stories of the patients, desperate for medical attention, that create a lasting impression about the state of modern health care in America.
This can’t be ramped up, taken to the ultimate level? It’s socialism, brothers and sisters, the only way. Forget the hate that the right and the middle of the road have against socialism. They will ply the words of “one world government.” Or, the “government controlling us.” They will talk about Universal Basic Income. They will say it is brainwashing, and communism, and, well, that socialism means all rights are taken, managed, given to and taken away by some master groups of dictators. Again, bullshit brainwashing against the real solution. Socialism.
That is, you know, vaccine passport, no. But, there is no Forced Healthcare for All. No, Take Over the Empty Lots and Buildings for Massive Rehousing for All in Need. No guerrilla farming, nothing. Because, well, Capitalism is All about “We are all champions. We are all the New Eve and Adam.” This exceptionalism is what has detroyed many in the 80 percent. Many. They will work and think and do things against their own well-being. When you are a lost dog in this country, a limping stray, a hungry desperate pooch, well, you will jump to the master, run for the beasts of slapping, kicking, yelling, and hitting.
Under the table, curled up, belly and organs exposed as its tail is between the legs.
Moreover, they point out how modern medicine has often missed these necessary connections—to our global detriment. What is needed is “deep medicine,” which, according to the authors, “requires new cosmologies, ones that can braid our lives with the planet and the web of life around us.”
Rupa Marya and Raj Patel spoke to YES! about the ravages of colonialist capitalism, the failures of modern medicine to treat them, and, most importantly, how a “deep medicine” approach can heal us all.
*This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
Sonali Kolhatkar: Is the title of the book, Inflamed, a metaphor for what is happening to our planet and its living systems?
Rupa Marya: It’s not at all a metaphor. It’s a description of what’s happening inside of our bodies and around us on the planet and our societies. The inflammatory response is the body’s ancient evolutionarily conserved pathway to restoring its optimal working condition when it’s been thrown off by danger or damage or the threat of damage. (Source, Yes Magazine)
No jobs, no good jobs, decayed systems, penalties, bad credit, criminal offenses, drugs, booze, and bodies torn young with multiple chronic diseases, many many diseases.
This is the system that the beautiful people in the sciences, in technology, in the Reset Star Chamber, all of those hoarding money and the opportunities, they want these people on UBI, held as data pools — body snatchers, mind snatchers, attention snatchers, activity snatchers, all part of mining people, putting us, them, the 80 percent, in the cloud, in algorithms, in data banks, all mashed up for social impact — do as we say, follow what we command, eat-drink-think like we say, and you will get the tokens, man, the money, the slice of a 200-square-foot-per-person habitat. No pets allowed.
“It’s never enough” said former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien about military spending. “They always want more.” (Jay Hill, in the House of Commons, quoting then Prime Minister Jean Chrétien from an article by Stephanie Rubec in the Ottawa Sun, October 20, 2003.)
Now, oh, $19 billion for these fighter-offensive jets, and that is for the paying out on the lot price, not the tens of thousands a day or month to keep them aloft.
I never believed the crap about Canada being the Hippie, Pacifist, Land of Peacemakers and Peaceniks. I have seen the Canadian military in several places, including Saudi Arabia, and I even was a college instructor at the NCO Academy in Texas where Canadians were in the program for their last Command Sgt. Major stripe.
But then, even those “follow the science” atrophysicists and space scientists are in the game for, well, money, making what they can because they can, and for, well, the military side of things.
This fellow is on a turbo charged pathway to militarize space — They are chauvanistic and driven by their own version of what the world needs. Space, commercialization of space. Tourism in Space. Alas, Internet of Things, Internet of Nanothings, Internet of Bodies and Brains. These guys do not see the intended and unintended consequences of their avocations and passions and lusts.
The next big leap, for me, is to think about how to leverage the emerging space infrastructure, stuff like Starship [SpaceX’s planned interplanetary rocket] or Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket, which has a really large doubling or even tripling of fairing size, so you could launch major modules and very large mirrors. Those are game changers.
Or perhaps we could connect astronauts in a habitat in low Earth orbit to an orbital transfer vehicle to get out to L2.
There are all kinds of architectural paradigms we can envision for leveraging where we are today and where we see things headed that would be paradigm shifts.
Space has a bright future. (Former NASA engineer, Raytheon engineer, and, well, DARPA and Israel Space Agency executive Michael Kaplan)
He went to Israel because of his son’s leanings toward Christianity, a no-no for a Jew:
It was the fall of 2009. I’m living in Boulder, Colorado. The base of the Rocky Mountains is right outside my window. I moved here to work for Ball Aerospace. I left Ball and went to work for Boeing on planetary missions. Everything was great.
But my younger son was an undergraduate at the time and was getting interested in converting to Christianity. He’d gotten involved with a fraternity that was convincing him — he’s talking about messianic Judaism.
I asked friends what I can do to shake him up a bit. They said, “Take him to Israel.” I’d never been to Israel before. I’ve thought about it, but it was always either Israel or Yellowstone, Israel or the Grand Canyon. It never made it to number one on my list, which is probably true for most American Jews.
[Illustrative: North American Jewish immigrants to Israel arrive in a special flight on behalf of the Jewish Agency and the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization, at Ben Gurion airport in central Israel, on July 23, 2013. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)]
So I planned a trip. I talked to my rabbi and other people about how to have a spiritual, meaningful adventure. Their first advice was, “Don’t stay at hotels. Find rooms to rent in people’s houses. You’ll have more of a connection.”
I wanted to wake up the Jewish part of my son’s soul.
To make a long story short, it didn’t work on him, but it sure worked on me. I went home and friends said they’d felt a shift in me. I’m not religious but I’m spiritual. I didn’t know what aliya was. I met with my rabbi, and she said, “Oh, you’re going to make aliya.” I said, “I don’t know what that is, but I’m thinking of moving to Israel.”
This has become more and more the Jewish question, really. All those ISRAEL firsters wanting more land for the interlopers, Jews, in Palestine. And they are something else, the Zionists, that Nuclear Armed State. Something else.
There are connections, here, to the elites, the chosen ones, the Israelites, the American Jews, the power chambers, all the mess that is control, fewer and fewer powerful controlling the scene, the banking, the Internet of Things, AI, space, medicine, pharma, and, well, entertainment. We talk about the Palestine Question. We talk about the Black Question. The Undocumented Immigrant Question. The Iranian Question. The Chinese Question? The Russian Question? Catholic Question. The Priest Question? But when we talk about the Israel Question, or, in the case of Israel, the Jewish-First Question, well, we get flummoxed as haters, as antisemites.
It is interesting to see the interconnections, the connectivity, the realm of the land in the areas of finance, investing, computing, AI, surveillence, and, well, power. ns
It is an upside down world, where seeking some sort of peek behind the curtain of tribalism, those tribal roots, that becomes verboten.
These are vital tasks, getting under the skin of the dark forces afoot to control humanity. And, I know, that sounds so hyperbolic, but it isn’t: the elites are investing in soul mining, mind crafting, data thievry, body snatching. Really — Some interesting history here:
In 1493 Pope Alexander VI issued a Papal Bull of Demarcation that split rights to claim the new world between Spain and Portugal. That agreement was revised by the Treaty of Tordesillas the following year, pushing the pole-to-pole meridian further west to 370 leagues beyond the Cape Verde Islands. That adjustment meant Portugal was entitled by Papal decree to dominate and colonize lands discovered by Pedro Alvarez Cabral six years later, those became the nation of Brazil.
Catholics weren’t the only Europeans enriched by the abundance wrested from indigenous lands, Jewish people benefitted as well. Infrastructure investments that for centuries were directed into minerals and agricultural products are today being applied to the capture of behavioral data for human capital valuation. The colonial interests that built Brazil’s sugar empire are again on the scene, which is not surprising given that communities of faith are hubs for social service delivery. For that reason, they are poised to serve as ready-made channels through which global capital can bring industrial-level poverty management to scale. The sugar connection interests me, because I explored the idea of hypothecation and mortgaged human life and data collection in the so-called “community school” model in the context of sugar refineries in a post a wrote a few years back.
Sir Ronald Cohen is a key figure in global impact investing. A Harvard MBA and the father of British venture capital, Cohen fled to the UK with his family from Egypt in the 1950s. He is Jewish, in fact his wife’s now deceased father was Yossi Harel of the Exodus, but moves fluidly among all circles in his role conducting the symphony of the global technocratic social impact transition. Cohen has appeared at the Vatican’s social impact conferences as well as conferences on Jewish venture philanthropy at Fordham University in New York. Ronald Cohen collaborates with Omidyar Network, an organization working on many fronts to remake Brazil as a data-driven society suited to the global impact economy.
Again, Cohen, The Comic —
Coming from one of England’s most notable families, the young Sacha was privately educated at a number of schools in the southeast of the country before going on to study history with a focus on antisemitism at Cambridge University. Other family members – who have chosen distinct spelling for their surname – include Professor of Developmental Psychology at Cambridge Simon Baron-Cohen, playwright Dan Baron-Cohen, filmmaker Ash Baron-Cohen, and composer Erran Baron Cohen.
Even from an early age, Sacha was reportedly obsessed with the Jewish state. “He was very Zionist, very involved in Habo,” recalled one friend, referring to Habonim Dror, a left-wing Zionist group of which he was a member. Others remembered him as “a very nerdy, very funny, Israel-oriented guy” who went to live on a kibbutz in his youth. He appears to idolize Shimon Peres, traveling to meet him in 2012 and sharing quotes from the former Israeli president on his social media accounts. Peres, of course, oversaw the genocide of Palestinians in 1948, attempted to sell nuclear weapons to Apartheid South Africa, and carried out the ethnic cleansing of the Galilee region.
The pro-Israel propaganda was turned up to 11, however, in “The Spy,” a 2019 miniseries drama Baron Cohen produced himself and played the title character. Directed by former IDF paratrooper Gideon Raff, “The Spy” lionizes Mossad agent Eli Cohen, who goes deep undercover, embedding himself in Syrian high society, providing intelligence to the Jewish state crucial for its victory in the 1967 Six Day War against its neighbors. To this day, Israel illegally occupies Syrian and Palestinian land captured in 1967.
The series is a relentless celebration of Mossad and Israel, contrasting them with the barbarity of their neighbors. As The Daily Dot’s review of the show commented, the overriding message was “Cohen good/Syrians evil.” The Washington Post also noted that “The Spy” was a central part of a wider Mossad recruitment drive. Eli Cohen was a real historical figure and a hero to many of the most passionate Zionists. Sacha remarked that he sees himself in Eli and claimed that what they do is rather similar. (Source)
Will any of these people, goyim or Jew, Muslim or Hindu, any of them, stop the madness of militarism and oppression and the dirty dealings of a Global-in-scale Mafia? Money hoarding? Planetary destruction?
And then, there is Jon Leibowitz, err, Stewart —
Speaking with The Problem staff writers, Jay Jurden and Henrik Blix, on the Dec. 1 podcast, Stewart called their attention to the appearance of the goblins who run the Wizarding World’s leading financial institution, the Gringotts Wizarding Bank. “Talking to people, I was like … ‘Do you know what those folks that run the bank are? Jews!’ … That’s a caricature of a Jew from an antisemitic piece of literature and J.K. Rowling looked at that and went, ‘Can we get these guys to run our bank?'”
Stewart was specifically referring to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a notorious antisemitic text that dates back to the early 20th century, and features flagrantly offensive Jewish caricatures that are still glimpsed in racist propaganda today. Remembering his experience watching the Harry Potter films in theaters, Stewart says he was shocked to recognize similar imagery in a major studio blockbuster.
“It was one of those things where I saw it on the screen, and I was expecting the crowd to be like ‘Holy s***, she did not — in a wizarding world — just throw Jews in there to run the f****** underground bank,'” Stewart said. “And everybody was just like: ‘Wizards!'”
In his Twitter thread, Shimunov shared the scene that Stewart may have been referencing, which appeared in the film franchise’s first installment, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, directed by Chris Columbus. He also called attention to the “Jewish stars” that allegedly appear at the bank in the first film and were left out of future installments.
Stewart said Wednesday, “I do not think J.K. Rowling is anti-Semitic. I did not accuse her of being anti-Semitic. I do not think that the Harry Potter movies are anti-Semitic.”
Rowling, who Forbes ranked as the world’s second-highest paid author in 2020 with $60 million in earnings over the previous 12 months, has faced criticism for comments denounced by some as transphobic. The British author will not appear on the upcoming HBO Max special commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter movie franchise’s debut, believed by some to be related to the franchise’s three main actors speaking out against Rowling’s statements on transgender people.
So here we are, stuck in this upside down world, of transgender comments blacklisting RK Rowling, and then, the Entertainment Giant Jon Leibowitz, able to yammer about his people, and then, the damage is done. Apology? It’s all part of the marketing of Jon Leibowitz Stewart.
Blasting into space, a race away from dealing with humanity’s, ecology’s, cultures’ problems. Jokes and military. Hollywood and CIA. What a lovely combo.
“The influencers featured include groundbreaking roboticists, founders of high-tech companies and medical experts. They are CEOs, professors, and astronauts, working to improve our world, from building nanostructures to forging pathways to the stars. These women steer the course of engineering toward far-reaching and exciting horizons. They are at the top of the engineering field today, as leaders and innovators; transforming the profession and inspiring future engineering students.”
This is the new normal in S.T.E.M. these X & X chromosome warriors are on the move to supplant civil liberties, supplant mother nature, supplant privacy laws, to do the work of the star chamber elites. Beware of this big push, for Mothers and Females working on AI, this moral economy. Beware.
Track and Trace — for financial markets.
Investing in tracking feces, tracking health, tracking the vaccine folk.
Blockchain, track and trace, trace and tokenize, track and trace and survellience data gathering tools.
From Alison McDowell —
While society was marching through its manufactured hysteria, we have James Bullard, CEO of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, telling CBS “Face the Nation” viewers that the economy will be there for them after it’s all over, but we should anticipate a world where universal daily testing is the norm. He doesn’t say “in-home” tests, but that is clearly the plan. Now we have dozens of app / QR enabled home “testing” kits. We know that based on the centrality of the Internet of Bodies to the Fourth Industrial Revolution this will evolve into biosensors data-mining our bodily fluids from swabs, finger pricks, and eventually smart toilets. I encourage you to spend some time going through the website of the Toilet Board Coalition, launched in 2015. You’ll learn a lot about the “sanitation economy” and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. (Source – “The US Federal Reserve Told Us in April 2020: Expect Universal Daily Testing If You Want to Participate in Society”)
Oh, Canada, err, GulagKlanada —
“You and I, as citizens of Canada, have the right to travel anywhere in Canada, and even leave Canada. That’s a right! Enshrined in the supreme law of Canada,” explained Peckford. “It’s amazing when you look at what’s going on now to think, that the government would even attempt to violate these things.” — The last surviving architect of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms condemned the “callous” and “unconstitutional” abuses of the 1982 Charter by Canadian governments in the name of the so-called COVID pandemic.Brian Peckford, the former premier of Newfoundland, spoke out strongly against the transgressions performed against each citizen’s Charter rights via vaccine mandates and other COVID-related measures, in a video seminar hosted by pro-freedom group Action4Canada Wednesday evening.
Remember how enthusiastic those parents were in the 1990s onward for thos robotics challenges for seventh graders? Oh, the Dystopia:
So, then, now, 2022, we are deep into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and we are nothing more than dirty species, useless breathers, breeders, eaters, defecating souls, terrible things, but wait? There’s oil in those bodies. Data. Digital gold. Amazing, the rapidity of this AI War on humanity, and nature.
Our food chain —
Above the fold of Symbotic’s website, the trademarked phrase “reinvent the warehouse, reimagine the supply chain” greets visitors. The robotics software company just completed a merger with a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPV) created by Softbank to take it public in a $5.5 billion deal with Walmart, which partnered with Rick Cohen’s technology side business to roll out an “Industry-Leading Supply Chain Automation System” in July.
Born into the grocery business fortune established in 1918 by his grandfather, Israel, the third generation food distribution magnate is the sole proprietor of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. – the largest wholesale grocery supplier in the world. Described as “the biggest company no one has ever heard of”, C&S presides over one of the single most important links in the global supply chain, distributing virtually everything found in your supermarket aisles to more than 7,700 stores through its 49 distribution centers across the country.
Cohen keeps a very low profile. C&S doesn’t even put the company logo on its trucks and despite being one of the richest men in the world, he is usually left out of the wealth ranking lists put out by publications like Forbes. The last time any details about his personal fortune made it into the news back in 2013, his net worth was calculated at $11.2 billion. (Source)
And so here we are, first, vaccine passports, then the health data of billions of people, and that is the kernel of these fascists’ goal to scale up everything on the daashboard, the Internet of Things, Internet of Bodies, with the ultimate goald of financialization of the body x 7.2 billion x trillions of data bits. This is the happiness AI will give us — How (Artificial) Intelligence Will Lead to Our Happiness
From SoftBank, which is No Country-World for Unvaccinated/Unlinked. SoftBank.
Artificial intelligence is transforming every business, every aspect of our lives in much the same way the internet has over the past 25 years. And like the internet, AI is important not only on its own but also for how it enables so many other technologies. The centrality of AI to so many other technologies is why SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) has made AI the core of its investment philosophy, including its strategy around the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has cast light on some of the needs that AI can help address. The pandemic has also sped up digitization and adoption of new technologies. For example, researchers around the world used AI to analyze data, significantly shortening design cycles for vaccine development. AI is being used in other areas of medicine, too, such as to find new treatments and speed up diagnoses for cancer. It can also improve the administrative side of healthcare by automating tasks, providing chatbots to help patients stay on track with medications or regimens, or getting information to doctors faster. It’s changes like these that SBG is working to accelerate.
Institutionalized faith traditions can be viewed as among the oldest forms of “programming:” from chants to tablets to books to televangelism and now AI as intercessor between humans and their creator. Neal Stephenson’s 1992 cyberpunk novel SnowCrash, the book that coined the term Metaverse and brought the idea of avatars into popular use, goes into this concept in some detail. The plot revolves around a powerful Texan, L. Bob Rife, who made a fortune in telecommunications and intends to take hold of the consciousness of the world through faith-based viral programming.
At the core of the novel is the nam-shub of Enki, a Sumerian incantation with magical force. According to legend, the trickster Enki, god of water and creation, let a mind virus loose on humanity. Before that time, all beings of the universe shared a common language. When the nam-shub came into the world that universal language was lost, like the Tower of Babel. Also lost was the spiritual programming that came through Asherah, one of the three goddess of the Canaanites and mother of all living things whose worship was closely associated with trees and wooded groves. Humanity was forced to develop its own intellect and capacities beyond what was offered by Asherah through the priests. (Source)
What does this all mean, this going back four thousand or more years to bring us up to speed on how Mossad and Jewish elites and Catholics and the like are ramping up control of the sheep, or cattle? Minds and bodies remade for militarizing thinking, being, nature. Yes, it seems like the good intentions of healing poverty, sickeness and environmental degradation, but it is not! Again, a very narrow group of people — billionaires, millionaires — are deciding the fate of our own spiritual reckoning, our physical and biological movements. This was anticipated a long time ago, and a guy like SnowCrush cyberpunk novelist Neal Stephenson seems surprised his Dystopia was taken to heart and taken as a template for things to come. That was 1992 — But now? It’s all about millions. Movies. Speilberg, whomever. He’s just another pawn.
Way back in 1992, author Neal Stephenson published his breakthrough novel, Snow Crash, a cyberpunk exploration of then-futuristic technologies: mobile computing, virtual reality, wireless Internet, digital currency, smartphones, and augmented-reality headsets. The book famously opens with a breakneck car chase as the main character, Hiro Protagonist (it’s something of a satire), races to deliver a pizza on time. It’s a literal life-or-death scene as our harried gig-economy driver races his GPS-enabled electric car through the streets of Los Angeles before he runs out the clock and risks angering the mob. TaskRabbit “independent contractors” can surely relate.
Twenty-five years later, Stephenson’s cult classic has become canon in Silicon Valley, where a host of engineers, entrepreneurs, futurists, and assorted computer geeks (including Amazon C.E.O. Jeff Bezos) still revere Snow Crash as a remarkably prescient vision of today’s tech landscape. Among the the more prophetic inventions in the book is something Stephenson called “the Metaverse”—the same sort of wireless, online virtual-reality experience that Facebook, Google, Samsung, and practically every other major tech company are now competing to commercialize.
In an interview, Stephenson told Vanity Fair that he was just “making shit up.” But the Metaverse isn’t the only element of Snow Crash that has earned him a reputation as a tech Nostradamus. He’s credited with predicting everything from our addiction to portable technology to the digitization of, well, everything, and you can thank him, not James Cameron, for bringing the Hindu concept of “avatar” into the everyday language. Google Earth designer Avi Bar-Zeevhas said he was inspired by Stephenson’s ideas, and even tried to get the author to visit his office when he was working on Keyhole, an app suite that later served as a basis for Google’s mapping technology. “He wasn’t interested in visiting Keyhole, or didn’t have time. My best guess is that he was somewhat tired of hearing us engineering geeks rave about Snow Crash as a grand vision for the future. That may have something to do with Snow Crash being a dystopian vision.”
Dystopian or no, Stephenson’s vision of the future is almost here, and at least one tech company virtual-reality start-up Magic Leap, has snapped up Stephenson in an official capacity—he became its Chief Futurist in 2014. Here, with the benefit of 25 years of hindsight, Stephenson talked to the Hive about the differences between augmented and virtual reality, how to create a convincing Metaverse, and why social media is driving us apart.
And, of course, Vanity Fair, another pawn reader, and never ever take it to the next level. Confront this guy with his milquetoast responses. Ahh, the hipsters — “Dystopian or no . . . he talked about the differences between augmented and virtual reality, how to creat a convincing Metavers and why social media is driving us apart.” These guys are not in the biz to do anything but what, write, fictionalize? Nah, he is Chief Futurist of 2014. He is the slippery conduit for what has been taken place. And, alas, he did not build the systems we are now at — fingerprint toilets tracking your every biological dump — but he will not speak out against these wonder boys and girls. He just accepts this as progress.
Of course, this is the CoV2 OmegaCron test. This is the test that will determine how many Twinkies gulped, how many cigs smoked, how much bad this or that is going into your body. And the data? Gold, digital gold man!
These are snooping, snitching, massive canceling, censorious times.
I just talked with a friend who is in San Francisco who has been working hard as a science teacher. He has opened up the curriculum, has worked to be in his school’s union and he has just gotten married. That’s 55, now, and he has to step down from teaching since the school teacher mandates for California are going into effect Jan. 4 or thereabouts.
He might be against mandates because a mandate is oppressive, a dead-end to critical thinking, critical engagement. The mandates, the masking, the social distancing, the forced PCR tests, the constant fear-fear-fear. He sees what this has done to teaching, teachers, students and staff.
But the cat is out of the bag, because the National Union and his state union all are on the same sheet of Moderna-Pfizer-Fauci music. For a science nerd, someone who ended up in physics at Harvard, who has undertaken teaching high school students science, including physics, well having a one size fits all formula, without a scientific robust challenge to any theory, sticks in his craw.
Criminalizing thought, that’s what this Planned Pandemic is about: no pushback. We have talked, and I have been the liberal arts dude, with some notion that critical thinking can only be gained from liberal arts within the system of education. STEM is fine, but not in a vaccum. How we got here, today, how we are products of the history of everything.
Here, Hedges and Lowkey, and I am not sure of Hedges’ position on the vaccination mandates, and Lowkey, well, who knows. But the interview is powerful in that both talk about the prison industrial complext, and about education, and about deep thinking, truly. Literacy beyond being a serf of the ruling class and the warehouse employment class system.
Education as a key component of resistence. Resistence and pushing back on the corporate, elite paradigms. And some of those elites and oppressive paradigms are in academe/academia.
The discussion of topics in science is also something we talked about, how there are off-limits discussion, and we talked about how teachers in the old days, if they were valuable and valient and honorable and truly mentors, that they were honored. That students and parents looked at teachers as guides, as facilitators of inquiry, learning. Showing the stepping stones to life long learning. As elements in the pathway from youth to participatory democracy. Giving an open hand to youth as a place of dissident thinking.
But the pressure from this gentleman’s school district, the union, the honchos, is to vax up, mask up, and booster up. Schools, where the least vulnerable are being forced to take not one, not two, but many shots in this grand experiment of the SARS-MERS-CoV2-DARPA kind.
As if refusing to get a vaccination, when he is healthy, and capable of doing his own health screens at home. Imagine, how much the landscape of the Delta, Omicron and now Omega-crons have changed. How it is now a cold, or where oh where do the variants go? The seesaw, yo-yo, 180-degree turnaround of the science. Follow the science.
And he is not going to be forced to vax. And, his 20 years teaching in public school is now ended. i am not sure how much he gets from the 20 year “pension/retirement,” but he state’s it’s like collecting his unemployment. He has just taken a job as a very very small school.
Charter school A tuition freen charter school covering 7th and 8th grade. Two hundred students. Mostly African-American and Latinx youth. And, my friend says, right now, there is a don’t ask, don’t tell approach to Corona Madness.
You know, no mask mandates, but option. No tracking of health records. No mandates for jabs.
Yet. This is Dec. 30, 2021. The courts have ruled against workers, and the mandates for businesses in places like WA, OR and CA are about to go wide and far. So, he is now ending his public education career.
Newly married, my friend is thinking that he is only biding his time. That the charter school, private, with parents and youth, BIPOC, and in liberal (sic) San Fran-Oakland area will be subject to the mandates.
He tought he’s be retiring at 62 with a semi-decent pension. He doesn’t want to leave the Bay area because he has to. He knows the clock is ticking. He talks of creating a pod of other like-minded teachers to open up a free school. Tutoring.
He knows that I look at things asymetrically. That the reality is this is a universal vaccination, testing, digital dashboard (health, banking, jobs, education, purchases, etc) future. You can’t get a job without being a member of the test-shot-record-big data frame. No subsidized housing without test-shot-record-big data. Proof of life, test-shot-record-big data frame, for your college course. This proof of compliance, test-shot-record-big data frame, for getting health insurance. Move this test-shot-record-big data frame to car insurance, even getting a driver’s license. Social seruit? Proof of this test-shot-record-big data cohersion compliance.
And, what if these smart students ask my smart friend, their teacher, about virus research, about big tech, about the politics of climate change, and, well, about other things that might go contrary to the test-shot-record-big data frame of things? Questioning any number of paradigms and theories and cultural expectations and prejudices and blindspots? And, these youth, many want to know what they should do after high school? How many will go from a charter school to a public school? How will they navigate mandates? And, what about what to major in if they go to college? Would all those years of school, from age 6 to 22, or to 24 or 28, be worth it? What is the value of things now and what about the future?
We talked about how young people this age want answers, want leaders, want direction, demand options and want to work with alternative solutions to today’s problems, and we know today’s supposed solutions will be problems of tomorrow.
Even questions about climate change, globalization, and where this CoV2 came from. Lab experiment gone bad? Intentional outbreak? These youth are smart.
These kids want answers, and they want to rumble in the jungle, truly, with smart teachers willing to take risks, willing to lead. Yet, we are in sniping times. We are in superficial thinking times. Black v. White times.
So where oh where do we go with teaching, and now, Charter Schools, and that is one messed up economic and education and investment model in most cases — Dissident Voice, Shawgi Tell!
He talked about getting farther away from urban centers, into red counties, red states, as a way to insulate himself from the inevitable. He is a Marxist, and that has been his huge disappointment — how the left has abandoned questioning authority, science, elites, agendas, mass media, propaganda, prevailing commercial interests, and more!
Of course, we could be dealing with Ayotzinapa, and the Mexican oligarchs and narcos and others hating these rural normal colleges where young people go to learn how to teach in order to teach youth and communities how to stand up to the powers. Resistence. Worker rights. Land rights!
Mexico: Documentary looks at lives of 43 missing Ayotzinapa students — A documentary will premier this week at Mexico City’s Cineteca Nacional on the lives of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students. Filmmaker Rafael Rangel says that the full-length documentary, “A Day in Ayotzinapa 43”, featuring first hand accounts of the events and interviews with classmates and family members of the disappeared students, aims to boost awareness of another reality of Mexico that often remains hidden from the broader public.
So it goes — we can always find other people’s realities much more dramatically harsh than our own. And, teachers get these shots for other things, and, well, there is so much swirling around about how the bat virus got to this highly infectious state, who had the blood and feces of people who got infected almost a decade ago, who was funding the gain of function research. So so much, here, rightly set straight into a world of skepticism.
But, all of them in on it — the vaccination paranoia is real, and the stories, well, we are in a time of shut down, zero critical thinking, echo chambers, and this is a military propaganda campaign.
How many more shots are we to take now that we are in this Virus World?
Here, Sonia Shah, who I interviewed several times in person in Spokane on the stage and in my radio studio. We are talking Jan. 2020. This is a time capsule moment, since so much has changed in two years:
The number of coronavirus cases has overtaken that of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Officials and scientists are racing to track the path of the virus and develop a vaccine. Twenty-two countries have reported finding people sickened with the virus. The WHO has announced a “public health emergency of international concern.”
We’re in a relatively new era of infectious disease outbreak, said prominent science journalist Sonia Shah. Diseases are sequenced faster and tracked more accurately than ever before – but they also arise more frequently, as humankind and nature collide often and with greater intensity.
Shah knows her way around infectious disease outbreaks – along with the public health, epidemiology, and social consequences surrounding them. She’s the author of the 2010 book The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, along with 2016’s Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond.
She sat down with Direct Relief this week to talk about the likely scope of the coronavirus outbreak, the public health response – and the potential impacts.
Direct Relief: Your book, Pandemic, is a look at the major contagious disease outbreaks of modern history, including Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Considering what you’ve seen so far, how does the new coronavirus outbreak compare to other infectious disease outbreaks – in transmission, scope, or public perception?
Shah: It’s obviously one that’s causing a lot of alarm, and there’s been a very vigorous public health response, so in some ways that makes it unusual. There are a lot of outbreaks of a disease where you don’t see a big public health response, so I think that’s actually a positive.
China is doing a lot to contain it. And I think you can debate whether all those measures are worthwhile or not, but there’s no lack of attention to this outbreak.
Direct Relief: How are the epidemics of modern history different from those of, say, the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic? Why are there more frequent disease outbreaks, and what are the challenges of fighting them in the modern world?
Shah: About 60% of these new pathogens that we’re seeing, that have come out in the last 50 years or so, they derive from the bodies of animals. About 70% of those derive from the bodies of wild animals.
And that’s because people and wild animals are coming into novel, intimate contact. That allows the microbes that live in their bodies to cross over into our bodies.
Ebola, Zika virus, SARS, West Nile virus – there are any number of novel pathogens that have emerged in the past few decades that come from the bodies of animals.
Animals and people are coming into new kinds of contact because of a variety of reasons, the biggest one being that we are essentially destroying so much wildlife habitat.
What that means is a lot of animals are going extinct, but the ones that remain have to crowd into ever-tightening little patches of habitat that we leave for them. That’s more frequently not in some distant, intact forest. Instead, it’s our farms and gardens and our towns and cities.
Direct Relief: Are we better at fighting infectious disease over the past couple of decades?
Shah: I think there are some ways in which we’re getting better. The fact that we had a diagnostic for this new coronavirus so fast, that’s amazing, and that means that you can track it.
I think in terms of scientific collaboration, discovery of how these pathogens work, diagnostics, and genotyping, those are happening a lot faster now as the technology gets better. We just have so much more knowledge.
But then I think there are valid questions to be asked about whether we’re using that knowledge effectively. Just because we can know that this novel coronavirus is causing this pneumonia – not some other pathogen – is that actually helping us to contain it, or not?
I don’t think we know the answer to that question yet, and we won’t for some years, until after this whole thing blows over and we have time to analyze how it went down.
We saw this in Haiti with the cholera outbreak after the  earthquake. Cell phones were relatively new at the time and it was possible for people to map how cholera was spreading just based on cell phone data.
They could see, “OK, it’s coming down this road, it’s going to be going down this trucking route, it’s probably going to lead to this village in the next week or two.”
All of that…was amazing, scientifically, but it didn’t actually help anyone prevent cholera from breaking out. We knew it was coming, but it happened anyway.
Direct Relief: Why do you think this virus has inspired such a media frenzy and such widespread fear?
Shah: I think there are some good reasons. One is that it’s similar to SARS – it’s a coronavirus, like SARS – and we know that SARS was very virulent and it spread pretty well and it got pretty far. It got to dozens of countries really rapidly and killed 800 people, and this virus is in the same family.
That said, it’s a pretty big family. There are some coronaviruses that are very mild and some that are very virulent, so just the fact that it’s in that family of viruses doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to kill a lot of people.
And I think the other good reason is that it’s respiratory. There isn’t a lot of evidence that we know how to control the spread of respiratory illnesses. Seasonal flus every year take out hundreds of thousands of people.
We try. We have vaccines, we tell people to wash their hands, we tell people to stay home when they’re sick. Do they make any headway at all? It’s hard to know. With the huge scale of flu every year, it would be hard to argue that those measures actually work.
Direct Relief: If coronavirus continues to spread into a pandemic on the level of SARS, what are the likely long-term economic and social impacts?
Shah: There’s going to be huge economic fallout from this. It’s only just starting. SARS had a huge economic impact, and that wasn’t nearly as widespread as this thing will probably be. China is clamping down on its trade routes and travel routes. How do you function in a global economy without China? We don’t know.
All of these outbreaks, when they go global, just show us again and again how interconnected we are, and how much we really rely on each other for all of our essential services.
Direct Relief: Why do you say it’s going to be bigger than SARS?
Shah: Well, because it’s only just starting. New outbreaks are being seeded right now. We know 5 million people left Wuhan before the travel restrictions were put into place, and that’s a lot of people.
Each of those people could seed new outbreaks if they are carrying the virus, and I think we’re seeing the first signs of that.
It appears to be carried by people who are non-symptomatic. That means it’s going to be really hard to contain it. I don’t think we’re anywhere near the peak or end of this thing. If it goes on on the current trajectory it’s going to be bigger than SARS.
[The virus is] not necessarily more deadly. It always seems more virulent at the beginning, because all you see are the worst cases. So as we get more information, it will probably become clear to us that it’s less virulent than we originally thought, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a huge toll.
Because if something’s really catchy, even if it’s only slightly more deadly than a regular flu or respiratory illness that we’re used to, a lot of people can get sick and can die.
How does my friend field questions from youth who are on the Internet, who are on social media and the dark web and so on? How does the world shape up with all these curriculum controls, when at times, our times seem chaotic, and fearful? Youth are directionless. Attacked by Democrats and Republicans.
Biggest issues with youth is “the GAD” — generalized anxiety disorder. Big problems with the dirty water, dirty air, polluted food, contaminated oceans and repulsive airwaves and entertainment rackets.
My friend is on his journey, and he is fighting for his small family’s survival. This is not what many of us thought would play out in our lives in our 50s and 60s, but in reality Western Lives/Western Culture/ Western Priviledge has come at a price — all those billions of people we have stolen futures from. Capitalism. Repacious consumerism. Rapacious tourism. Wars, war machines, subjugation by proxy.
Drawing on Plato and Malcom X, West said the death process is part of real education — paideia — a concept developed by Socrates that means deep, critical thinking.
It is the antithesis of contemporary culture: “The problem in American society is we are a culture of death-denying, death-dodging… a joyless culture where pleasure-seeking replaces what it means to be human.”
Fresh from a trip to Occupy Seattle earlier in the day, West praised the movement, which he said represents “a deep democratic awakening where people are finding the courage to find their voice.”
Greed has corroded society, he said.
“Market moralities and mentalities — fueled by economic imperatives to make a profit at nearly any cost — yield unprecedented levels of loneliness, isolation and sadness. Our public life lies in shambles, shot through with icy cynicism and paralyzing pessimism. To put it bluntly, beneath the record-breaking stock markets on Wall Street and bipartisan budget-balancing deals in the White House, lurk ominous clouds of despair across this nation.”
West said that in this age of fear, economic instability and employment challenges, young people must learn “to have a love of wisdom, love of your neighbors and love of justice.”
Such love, embedded in our cultural and social justice traditions, is powerful, he said.
“That Coltrane love, that subversive love. It’s there in the Occupy Wall Street movement. … When it’s organized and mobilized, love is a threat.”
Alas, privatizing schools, for investment and control, especially children, BIPOC, to militarize and technotize their minds, is the goal. Check out this site:
And, here, again, Alison McDowell, on monetizing poverty, struggle, students, for not just social control, but Internet of Bodies control.
A quick walk around the Bing News feed block — this discordance isn’t, and the news, is not, and these pieces are orchestrated. They run on rubber necking, ambulance chasing, and fear fear fear. Below, quoting headlines and leads:
A bankruptcy judge has extended temporary protections against opioid-related litigation for the Sackler family members who own Purdue Pharma until Feb. 1 after another judge overturned the OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy settlement this month.
But the fact that the CDC is monitoring or investigating a ship does not mean there is a widespread COVID-19 outbreak on board. Even with stringent vaccination, testing and masking, among other protocols, it is fairly common for coronavirus cases to emerge among passengers and crew on cruise vessels.
3 planes are flying potatoes into Japan to help tackle the country’s shortage of fries, which has caused McDonald’s to ration servings
New Mexico Indigenous leaders are concerned about a proposed multimillion-dollar transmission line that would cross what they consider sacred lands.
The transmission line planned by the U.S. government would bring more electricity to Los Alamos National Laboratory as it looks to power ongoing operations and future missions at the northern New Mexico complex that include manufacturing key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
According to the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab, this snowstorm surpassed December 1970 as the snowiest December ever recorded by the institute Monday afternoon — and as of Tuesday, is nearing the mark for snowiest month ever recorded since 1970 — with more than 202 inches falling this month. The record was 238 inches in the month of January 2017.
Then, my friend, Joe from Merced, the farmer, sent the great story here:
Well, now we can see those same tactics being deployed in the U.S.
New York City was the first large metropolitan area to require vaccination identification cards to enter restaurants, bars, dining establishments and various public and private venues. Now comes the enforcement part.
Watch this video below to see the New York Police Department (NYPD) start deploying vaccination police, and making arrests of people who do not present papers to prove their status. WATCH:
Obviously, this is not a beginning, as I quickly quipped:
Oh, those pigs in schools, those Vice Principals, those “resource officers.” All those videos of them throwing down girls, boys, kids with developmental disabilities. This is a perfect next step for the pigs — back of the bus, no whistling at white girl or we will Emmett Till you. I have been threatened with a gun and with fists several times for not standing for the national anthem. And, when I burned USA-Israel-Nato flags, I was cold-cocked. Turn my back on a speaker in public? I’ve done that, quietly, and have been confronted by rent-a-cops and pigs. I’ve pushed back at TSA checkpoints and have been delayed almost an hour for a flight.
Marched off campus several times. Marched out of jobs with my box of belongings several times. Yeah, this is the theater of fascism, and depending who you might be (me) that feeling of fascists ready to knock me down, taze me, march me out with police escort and even get handcuffed and cited, well, it’s been in my life since age 16 during my first public protest.
Tear-gassed and pepper sprayed in Seattle at Occupy Seattle protest. More of this shit.
Note the immense increase in the wealth for the 1% households, following the Fed’s money-printing scheme and interest rate repression in March 2020.
A household is defined by the Census Bureau as the people living at one address, whether they’re a three-generation family or five roommates or a single person. In the third quarter, there were 127.4 million households in the US, per Census estimates.
Those top 1% households were the primary beneficiaries of the Fed’s policies during the pandemic. And they have hugely benefited since the Financial Crisis. They benefit the most when the Fed prints money (QE), which is designed to inflate asset prices, which benefits those that hold the most assets the most. This is not a secret. It’s the official policy of the Fed and the desired outcome of these official policies is officially called the “Wealth Effect.”
Billionaires got more billions, half of Americans got peanuts.
The Fed doesn’t provide separate data on the truly rich (the 0.01%) and the Billionaire Class, a distinct class in American society whose members often get named in the media with specific titles that have “billionaire” in them. They’re the prime beneficiaries of the Fed’s monetary policies.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the top 30 US billionaires are worth a total of $2.23 trillion. On average, that amounts to a wealth of $74.5 billion per billionaire among the top 30 richest US billionaires. Three months ago, each of the top 30 US billionaires at the time was worth on average $69.2 billion. So, over the three-month period, the average billionaire among the top 30 US billionaires each gained $5.3 billion in wealth.
But the bottom 50% households, that huge mass of Americans, on average gained just $6,900 in wealth over the third quarter. And the wealth disparity between the top billionaires and the bottom 50% exploded.
You can kill someone with reckless usage of percentages. If I give a homeless person $5, and he already has $5 in his pocket, I increased his wealth by 100%. But he still is homeless and still doesn’t have any wealth. Percentage increases are touted as a way to show that the wealth at the bottom increased, when in fact, it increased by only peanuts because the bottom 50% have so little and even a big percentage increase is still nearly nothing, compared to the billionaire class.
Over the past quarter, the average wealth of the top 30 US billionaires increased by 7.6%, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. This amounts to an increase of $5.3 billion per billionaire. This is a huge amount of money for one person to gain due to inflated asset prices in one quarter.
The average wealth at the bottom 50% increased by 14% during the quarter. But this amounts to only $6,900, further blowing out the wealth disparity between them and the billionaires by the billions per household!
Within each category of wealth, the range of wealth is huge. The top 1% range from those who’re just run-of-the-mill wealthy to those who’re worth tens of billions of dollars. The bottom 50% range from the desperately poor to those who’re comfortable with a modest house, a small 401k, and some durable goods, and weighed down by lots of debt.
Good news for workers, for us, on the roads? Bullshit. San Diego’s TuSimple Reports Successful 80-Mile Autonomous Truck Test
What a nation —
The Spanish teacher killed in Fairfield, Iowa, in November didn’t have much of a chance to see it coming, prosecutors allege. The two 16-year-old suspects watched her every move, waiting for the right moment to strike.
The allegations were part of a Dec. 23 court filing against Jeremy Goodale, one of the two teens charged in the brutal killing of Nohema Graber, 66. Prosecutors have charged Goodale and Willard Miller, both students of Graber’s, with first-degree murder and conspiracy. They are both being tried as adults.ADVERTISEMENT
According to the court filing, first reported by the Associated Press, Goodale and Miller mapped out Graber’s daily schedule, analyzing when she’d be out on her daily walk. On Nov. 2, prosecutors say, the two ambushed her and brought her to the woods to kill her. They later returned to better hide her body, prosecutors allege.
Graber was reported missing before her body was found later that day under a tarp at a park, with her cause of death listed as “inflicted trauma to the head.”
What could go wrong, now?
The Czech Republic has started disposing of 80,000 laying hens after the country reported an outbreak of bird flu of the H5N1 type at a poultry farm in Libotenice last week.
Out of the 188,000 birds from the farm, located some 60 kilometres north of Prague, more than half of them died over the Christmas holidays, followed by an additional 8,000 since December 27.
Veterinarians estimate that they will cull the rest of the poultry and destroy around one million eggs by Wednesday.
The dictator speaks —
Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Monday the nation should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potential embrace of an idea the Biden administration has previously eschewed, as Covid-19 cases spike.
Fauci, President Joe Biden’s chief science adviser on the pandemic response, said such a mandate might drive up the nation’s lagging vaccination rate as well as confer stronger protection on flights, for which federal regulations require all those age 2 and older to wear a mask.
And so this is just five minutes reading ledes and grabbing the pathetic pieces of fake news, bad news, repeated news, no-news, echo-chamber news, one-sided news, and that’s not journalism at all, if the kind reader would just delve into what it means to be a questioning reporter and researcher. Question all these stories, but then connect the stories, the people behind them, follow the money, go behind the dirty power-grabbing curtain, and ask why, who, what, where, when, how.
Oh, I am about to start a non-fiction piece on my time in Vietnam and Laos, in bat caves. Yep, those bat caves. Sitting, standing, collecting bats, piss in the air, guano on the rock, eating our meals in the cave, and, oh, sleeping in the caves studying bats. The bloody Brits running this biodiversity transect, well, I had gloves, and I even had to get a series of rabies shots before leaving Washington State. Bats, readers, and a crazy time. Read my short story collection, Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam: Please purchase it!
I CAN FEEL THE fear — fear of infections,” Tian Junhua said as he gazed wide-eyed at a clump of bats clinging to the wall of a dark cave. “Because when you find the viruses, you are also most easily exposed to the viruses.” Tian, a researcher for the Wuhan Center for Disease Control who was featured in a 2019 video released by the Chinese state-owned media company SMG, described his work tracking down viruses from bats in remote caves as “a true battle, only without the smoke of gunpowder.”
Around the globe, the scientists who study the animal origins of infectious diseases are treated with similar reverence. In its documentary “Virus Hunters,” National Geographic tells the story of an American band of researchers who risk their lives in search of bats carrying Ebola in an abandoned Liberian mine shaft. “You are getting aerosolized urine, aerosolized feces, but also, if you’re killing the bats, you’re then exposed directly to their blood as well,” professor Christopher Golden says as the animals screech around him and eerie music plays in the background. The risk, it seems, is part of what makes these anti-outbreak efforts so thrilling — and the people who perform them so heroic.
Michael Hoffman’s Twilight Language: “The majority of Americans have been processed as initiates. They are ‘Masons on sight,’ i.e. members of the secret society without knowing it . . . The alchemical processing of humanity is ahead of schedule. People are becoming less human and far more numb and easily misdirected, as the Reign of Dead Matter appears on the horizon.”
Much has been written about this “American nuclear tragedy.” Public health was secondary to national security. The Atomic Energy Commissioner, Thomas Murray, said, “Gentlemen, we must not let anything interfere with this series of tests, nothing.”
Again and again, the American public was told by its government, in spite of burns, blisters, and nausea, “It has been found that the tests may be conducted with adequate assurance of safety under conditions prevailing at the bombing reservation.” Assuaging public fears was simply a matter of public relations. “Your best action,” an Atomic Energy Commission booklet read, “is not to be worried about fallout.” A news release typical of the times stated, “We find no basis for concluding that harm to any individual has resulted from radioactive fallout.” (from Terry Tempest Williams, “Clan of the One-Breasted Women“)
Facebook’s new name, Meta (Metaverse), means “dead” in Hebrew! Oh, the irony? But first, nature’s ecosystems —
“Kuletz, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist who has been observing birds in Alaska since the late 1970s, said she’s never before seen the large-scale changes of recent years. In 2013, the dead birds did not show signs of being emaciated, but in 2017, hundreds to thousands more began to wash up dead on beaches with clear signs of starvation.” (LA Times)
Los Angeles Times, staff writer Susan Rust wrote, “Forces profound and alarming are reshaping the upper reaches of the North Pacific and Arctic oceans, breaking the food chain that supports billions of creatures and one of the world’s most important fisheries.”
The news, of course, just gets worse. You see, the SARS-MERS-DARPA planned pandemic, inflation, climate change, Trump LLC, all of that, and, well, let’s look deep at making human bodies machines, using biology, bacteria: “Physical Channel Characterization for Medium-Range/Nano-Networks using Flagellated Bacteria” by Maria Gregorib, Ignacio Llatsera, Albert Cabellos-Aparicioa, Eduard Alarc´ona (source)
Abstract Nano-networks are the interconnection of nano-machines and as such expand the limited capabilities of a single nano-machine. Several techniques have been proposed so far to interconnect nano-machines. For short distances (nm-mm ranges), researchers are proposing to use molecular motors and calcium signaling. For long distances (mm-m), pheromones are envisioned to transport information. In this work we propose a new mechanism for medium-range communications (nm-µm): flagellated bacteria. This technique is based on the transport of DNA-encoded information between emitters and receivers by means of a bacterium. We present a physical channel characterization and a simulator that, based on the previous characterization, simulates the transmission of a DNA-packet between two nano-machines.
And we have faith in science. This science? You have to look deeply at the patents, too, so read the article cited below by Stephers, and then hit the comments with links and research galore. Yeah, we trust the science. This phrase is bonkers. We have stiff-arm saluted S.T.E.M. to the point of insanity, and what you can read in this article is all about 5 G and 6 G and total transhumanism. Think 2050. Those of us who might be alive and attempting to not comply, well, the idea is this shit, this delivery system, can be aerisolized, all the digital viruses, all of it, brought to unknowing humanity through, well, contrails, chemtrails, or just the food and clothing and crap in machines, i.e. electronics, off-gassing and out gassing. This is the Mount Everest moment in plain sight — if it’s there, then we have to climb it. If we can, then we have to do it. Sure, trust those scientists, all of them with precautionary principles heaped up and immolated. No concerns about the actual unintended consequences. All driven by profit, not for public good, or public serevice. Sure, those scientists, trust ’em.
As if the world, the average Joe and Jane, really have the bandwidth for all of this, scouring these deep articles, the entire story retold, worked, and then connected, with critical thinking, i.e. systems thinking. With Corona-H1N1-SARS-MERS fear factor, militarized and weaponized, on genetically altered, spliced, steroids.
Universal vaccines? Boosters to just be allowed to take a crap in a public restroom? This is beyond Dystopia. U of O and OSU, here in Oregon, demanding boosters. There you have it, two science institutions (trust the science) mandating beyond vax for young and old. Mandates are here to stay.
Then think about these contrasting stories, no — marine life collapsing, globally, and then, the human body used for, hmm, did you get this? Energy. It only gets worse. Human data collecting, human energy tapping. This, again, is being done by “trust the science” gals and guys. Those scientists~!
These are the roaring 20’s, quite the times, for sure, and so many people are heads-in-the-sand Homo Consumopithecus subspecies. Yet, the big boys, the Billionaires, the Technocrats, the investors, and Hedge Funders, all those Top of the Line Epstein Kinda Guys in Nonprofits, FOundations and universities, they have the 19 percent of the population: big bucks for a recent graduate of a state tier one college or Ivy League joint — $300,000 a year, plus bonuses of $60K each year, and, stock options.
The little elves in InSanity Claus’s house of futuristic horrors, doing the dirty deeds for the money. Again, to be repeated — The Point Zero Zero One Percent own 30 Percent, and the One Percent Own 32 percent, and then the 19 Percent own 30 percent. Oh, the irony, the masses, that is, owning 8 percent of wealth (sic) while at the economic-scientific-surveillence-cultural whims of these master race folk.
I see the $300,000 K a year 40 year olds. I see the people in these Hi-Tech companies raking in the bucks, and they are in star chambers, no matter which category of tech they occupy. The key words now are renewable energy. Renewables, which are not renewable, and never were.
As we dig deeper, and sometimes it is an entire different train of digging, we see that WE have to connect these disparate dots. Take this piece, for instance — “The Stench of Digital Dung: Virtual Variants, Trigger Events, and Blockchain Cults” (Source) This is not some conspiracy, Phillip K. Dick nightmare. This is already in the works, has been for decades, and now is supercharged with the fear-fear-fear of the average Joe and Jane, as the media monsters ram the same narratives of CORONA this, and DELTA that down the throats of fucked up Westerner. Read the person’s research and the comments section — Stephers!
Nearly one century ago, Lewis Mumford observed in his magnum opus, Technics in Civilization, that great advances in technology and society come from the intersection of complementary and mainly technological revolutions. Mumford assigned a label . . . to each of history’s modern eras. The first, with its ‘collection of inventions and ideas introduced from about AD 1000 into the eighteenth century,’ Mumford labeled the ‘ecotechnic phase’ . . . The second era, the Industrial Revolution, characterized by advances in ‘materials and power sources,’ he termed the ‘paleotechnic phase’ . . . His own time, the 1930s, which witnessed a flowering of innovation from ‘new alloys, electricity, and improved means of communication,’ he labeled the ‘neotechnic phase,’ (neo, of course for new).
To extend that taxonomy, we propose ‘neurotechnic phase,’ (the Greek root neuron meaning nerves) for the coming long era of growth.
We now enter humanity’s first era of a networked, ubiquitous, and intelligent infrastructure. We do in fact live in time of a ‘new normal.’ But instead of our future being one of perennial slow growth and technological stagnation, it will be just the opposite. The reality is that we, and our children, and grandchildren, live at the beginning of the long neurotechnic phase of civilization, the most exciting and promising time in history.” (p. 327-328)
We have these multiple narratives spinning out there, in the ether, on TV, in the flicks, all over, including blogs and some prescient books. But the masters love the conspiracies, the delving below the surface. They have the patents, and the designs for everything the average person I talk to either do not believe (seeing it as Sci-Fi) or, they take it with the “oh-well, nothing I can do about it” slab of meth.
These people are out in the open, no shame, trust us gals and guys, trust the science, regalling over the take over of society, all sectors of it. That we are in their massive experiment on every level, well, that is icing on their genetically modified cake.
There are people out there digging —
There is digital dung floating around in the ether these days, defined and applied as: symbolic, subliminal clues placed in open sight by the sorcerous system through public rituals, which unconsciously mirror the digitized infrastructure being built inside and around us — by humans, yet not for humans, as it ultimately serves the technological non-human master (the “AI beast”). Accordingly, we do not beneficially reap what we sow, as we increasingly become digitized, remotely-programmable serfs indentured to the Singularity.
Unless you have been living under a rock, undoubtedly, you have heard of one iteration of digital dung. It’s called Omicron. You may have thought it was only the name of a deviant (cough cough, I mean, variant), or an anagram of moronic or oncomir. Word play seems to have had a renaisssance since this mischievous deviant appeared on the scene. I suppose that’s a good sign. Some of us have been playing with words for many years, and it is kind of nice to see others joining in on the decoding amusement. Funny thing, though, there is one underhanded and unremitting thread that I have noticed, which seems to have been omitted from public awareness, and thus, deserves unraveling. Once you see it, I suspect you may not unsee it. Further, you may start to detect the curious pattern elsewhere. Let’s dip our toes into de-occulting this, shall we?
This is super fucked up as the SARS-MERS bioweapon unfolds, hobbles all, and then all these other issues. Climate and earth change. Rising tides is not even taught to youth in schools. Assholes in the Republican Party, et al, wanting to strike the history of racism and police state and slavery and subjugation and Native Land stealing, all the ugly Empire Murdering History of USA. No way, in K12. They have been doing this for a century. Book banning? Come on. Been around forever.
So, how can Americans understand the complexities of climate warming, resource collapsing, biological death, with the Transhumanism agenda? They want their kids in STEM, in tech, doing drone making, drone programming. They want their kids to get $200K a year jobs tweeking nano-things. They want their lives to be followed, from birth canal to grave, FitBit watches, colon micro computers, all systems tracked and monitored and sent to the New Constellation, into Cloud Servers. They have no idea what this Faustian Bargain is. Until we are here, with some scientists hitting the fire alarm, but these guys and gals are laughed at, by, well, of course, the Billionaires, the CEOs and the Republicans. I am not talking about a New Deal for Nature. Green New Deal. Of course not.
In the reality Of many realities How we see what we see Affects the quality Of our reality
We are children of Earth and Sky DNA descendant now ancestor Human being physical spirit Bone flesh blood as spirit Metal mineral water as spirit
We are in time and space But we’re from beyond time and space The past is part of the present The future is part of the present Life and being are interwoven We are the DNA of Earth, Moon, Planets, Stars We are related to the universal Creator created creation Spirit and intelligence with clarity Being and human as power
We are a part of the memories of evolution These memories carry knowledge These memories carry our identity Beneath race, gender, class, age Beneath citizen, business, state, religion We are human beings And these memories Are trying to remind us Human beings, human beings It’s time to rise up Remember who we are— John Trudell, 2001,
Yet for some scientists, it isn’t easy to reconcile how a system in balance could so quickly go off the rails, even if some species adapt and thrive as others struggle.
“For me, it’s actually very emotional,” said Rick Thoman, the University of Alaska climate specialist, recalling his elementary school days, when he read Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” and other stories from the Arctic.
“The environment that he described, the environment that I saw going through National Geographics in the 1970s? That environment doesn’t exist anymore.”
This is so serious, that the average human watching TV, doing the 8 to 5 pm routine, finding their masks and mandates just a-okay, well, this contrasting narrative — nanotechnology-Internet of the Human Body and then the collapsing world, i.e., seas dying — it just is not of great interest for the average millionaire media mutt, or that $300 K a year STEM soldier, in terms of framing life, framing life aspirations, framing the future when they are all still living in a dream world of technology coming to save the day, when in fact, it is all that technology, from the internal combustion engine onward, that has fucked us up. BIG TIME.
Researchers are focused on ice — or the lack of it — because the frozen ocean is the foundation of the region’s rich ecosystems. It not only keeps the waters beneath it cool, but a layer of algae grows on the underside of these ice sheets — the key to the entire food web.
For eons, as the sun moved south in autumn and the temperatures dropped in the high latitudes, Arctic sea ice thickened near the North Pole. At its edges, it reached its frosty fingers into the inlets along the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, winding its way south through the Bering Strait and into the northern Bering Sea. By March, the northern Bering Sea was typically a vast field of white ice, its edges marked by broken sheets that had been pushed into a vertical position by whipping winds and churning currents below.
But for the last 50 years, as the region’s warm stanzas have increased in duration and intensity, that seasonal ice has dwindled.
The entire shooting match is done with technology, with CRISPR, with the techno-medical fascists wanting more and more research and work around bodily control. And under whose watch? Who said this was fine? This is a script that has been played out since lead in the paint and asbestos in the crib was acceptable? Who approved the better living-dying through chemistry? Who said these scientists got it right, ever? How dare the reader think they know those sorts of scientists. You do not. If Fauci is the New Saint/Angel of Death, then, the reader is more than masked and isolated. Delusional? Or demented!
Here, Terry Tempest Williams, and in this Harvard Divinity School lecture, catch the part where she talks about the biologist at the Mariposa Grove (stand of giant sequoia) actually hearing the trees tell her, speak to her — “We are suffering, we are dying, can you hear us?” Really. A scientist. This happened many times when she was in the Grove. So, this biologist got her team to do a full biological rendering — soil, hydrology and core analysis, the entire suite of biological tests, and they found the trees — 3,000 years old — were dying from over a centuries of pavement, compaction of the roots, no ability to take nutrients to the rest of the trees. Millions of people trampling on the earth. See — Saving Yosemite’s giant trees by ripping out the pavement
Go to minute 37 or 38. Listen. Listen like the biologist. After five years, millions spent — now, a sacred place, with a sign: Can you Hear the Trees?
Imagine, there is no reverence for the human terrain, evidenced by the centuries of poisons, the millenia of weathering by fuedalism and capitalism and war war war. Imagine, 2021 coming to an end, and we have fascism on steroids — not just the racists of Trump-Landia, but the fascism of Biden Build Back Better, hobbling and murdering the peoples of the world with military death equipment and sanctions and you name it.
Tempest Williams talks a lot about her Utah, the uranium, the bomb tests, her family, in an essay, “Clan of the One-Breasted Women,” in her book, Refuge. I’ve been with Terry 15 years ago, in Spokane, where I worked with her and students when she appeared at two or three campuses: she was at two community college campuses where I taught: Spokane Falls Community College and Spokane Community College. She may have appeared at Gonzaga, where I taught. And Whitworth University, where I did not teach but had connections to.
Terry is a political and environmental activist, but the land has sculpted her words. The family and the contradictions of that Mormon upbringing. She is embedded in the original people’s who are the Utes, where she lived, Utah. She has traveled the world, and she has fought wars, fought the mechanized and brutalizing wars of military armies, and the wars against land, people, nature. I have no idea how much she knows about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I don’t know what her stand is on mandatory vaccines, and if she really has the bandwidth to have dug deep into the poisoning of the world by her government, mine, through pathogens, viruses, through bacterial war, through the dark forces of gain of function science, splitting genes, rapidly morphing an animal virus into a super virus able to go into the human respitory system.
It is a lot of information, and she is a star of sorts, in the literary world. She was open with me, and I was clear with her about the failings of systems, including the exploitation of myself and others as precarious just-in-time part-time faculty at the very schools she was a guest writer. We talked about militancy, and she definitely was open to me, a writer, engaged in so many things for a decade in Spokane, and she knew from our talks I was serious about sustainability, and not the kind with the billionaires and the money grubbers calling the shots. We talked about land, nature, and the people. How the people have to be part of the equation for any land ethic, any environmental policy.
On one hand, sure, I am for bioregional planning, national cooperation, and really ecosocialism — retrenchment from highly impacted areas, and a policy of getting envirogees to be helped. To redo the entire things we have come to accept in predatory, parasetic, destructive capitalism. Yes, that means global cooperation, and not one world government, or anything tied to what World Economic Forum et al have in mind for complete digital gulag life, universal basic income, and this transhumanism.
I know Terry, if we had a deep conversation, would be railing against this transhumanism, this 6 G of 60,000 satellites in space controlling the Internet of Things, the Internet of Biological Things, the Internet of Micro Things. IoT, IoBT, IoMT. I know her, and this discussion has to be tied to the virus, to the Omicron, to the stupidity and hellish mentality of lockdowns, forced vaccinations, forced monitoring, etc. But the onion is a gigantic onion, with millions of layers. How much time does a superstar writer have to pull back the layers?
Here, the reality of the Clan of the One-Breasted Women, the first two pages. Not so far afield from the Clan of the mRNA Universal Yearly Triple Vaccination Men, Women and Children.
[B]iosecurity has shown itself capable of presenting the absolute cessation of all political activity and all social relations as the maximum form of civic participation…. At issue is an entire conception of the destinies of human society from a perspective that, in many ways, seems to have adopted the apocalyptic idea of the end of the world from religions which are now in their sunset. Having replaced politics with the economy, now in order to secure governance even this must be integrated with the new paradigm of biosecurity, to which all other exigencies will have to be sacrificed. It is legitimate to ask whether such a society can still be defined as human or whether the loss of sensible relations, of the face, of friendship, of love can be truly compensated for by an abstract and presumably completely fictitious health security. — Giorgio Agamben, Biosecurity and Politics, 11 May 2020
Here, connect the nefarious science of nuclear power, nuclear weapons, the mining, the environmental impacts, the superfund clean up, the death by a million cuts. Science. Scientists. The Clan of the Chronic Illness Children!
The Clan of One-Breasted Women by Terry Tempest Williams
I belong to a Clan of One-Breasted Women. My mother, my grandmothers, and six aunts have all had mastectomies. Seven are dead. The two who survive have just completed rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.
I’ve had my own problems: two biopsies for breast cancer and a small tumor removed between my ribs diagnosed as “a borderline malignancy.”
This is my family history.
Most statistics tell us breast cancer is genetic, hereditary, with rising percentages attached to fatty diets, childlessness, or becoming pregnant after 30. What they don’t say is living in Utah may be the greatest hazard of all.
We are a Mormon family with roots in Utah since 1847. The “word of wisdom” in my family aligned us with good foods–no coffee, no tea, tobacco, or alcohol. For the most part, our women were finished having their babies by the time they were thirty. And only one faced breast cancer prior to 1960. Traditionally, as a group of people, Mormons have a low rate of cancer.
Is our family a cultural anomaly? The truth is, we didn’t think about it. Those who did, usually the men, simply said, “bad genes.” The women’s attitude was stoic. Cancer was part of life. On February 16, 1971, the eve of my mother’s surgery, I accidentally picked up the telephone and overheard her ask my grandmother what she could expect. “Diane, it is one of the most spiritual experiences you will ever encounter.”
I quietly put down the receiver. Two days later, my father took my brothers and me to the hospital to visit her. She met us in the lobby in a wheelchair. No bandages were visible. I’ll never forget her radiance, the way she held herself in a purple velvet robe and how she gathered us around her.
“Children, I am fine. I want you to know I felt the arms of God around me.”
We believed her. My father cried. Our mother, his wife, was thirty-eight years old. A little over a year after Mother’s death, Dad and I were having dinner together. He had just returned from St. George, where the Tempest Company was completing the gas lines that would service southern Utah. He spoke of his love for the country, the sandstone landscape, bare-boned and beautiful. He had just finished hiking the Kolob trail in Zion National Park. We got caught up in reminiscing, recalling with fondness our walk up Angel’s Landing on his fiftieth birthday and the years our family had vacationed there.
Over dessert, I shared a recurring dream of mine. I told my father that for years, as long as I could remember, I saw this flash of light in the night in the desert — that this image had so permeated my being that I could not venture south without seeing it again, on the horizon, illuminating buttes and mesas.
“You did see it,” he said.
“Saw what?” I asked, a bit tentative.
“The bomb. The cloud. We were driving home from Riverside, California. You were sitting on Diane’s lap. She was pregnant. In fact, I remember the day, September 7, 1957.
We had just gotten out of the Service. We were driving north, past Las Vegas. It was an hour or so before dawn, when this explosion went off. We not only heard it, but felt it. I thought the oil tanker in front of us had blown up. We pulled over and suddenly, rising from the desert floor, we saw it clearly, this golden-stemmed cloud, the mushroom. The sky seemed to vibrate with an eerie pink glow. Within a few minutes, a light ash was raining on the car.”
I stared at my father.
“I thought you knew that,” my father said. “It was a common occurrence in the fifties.” It was at that moment I realized the deceit I had been living under. Children growing up in the American Southwest, drinking contaminated milk from contaminated cows, even from the contaminated breasts of their mothers, my mother — members, years later, of the Clan of One-Breasted Women.
It is a well-known story in the Desert West, “The Day We Bombed Utah,” or more accurately, the years we bombed Utah: above ground atomic testing in Nevada took place from January 27, 1951, through July 11, 1962. Not only were the winds blowing north, covering “low-use segments of the population” in Utah with fallout and leaving sheep dead in their tracks, but the climate was right. The United States of the 1950s was red, white, and blue. The Korean War was raging. McCarthyism was rampant. Ike was it, and the cold war was hot. If you were against nuclear testing, you were for a communist regime.
Much has been written about this “American nuclear tragedy.” Public health was secondary to national security. The Atomic Energy Commissioner, Thomas Murray, said, “Gentlemen, we must not let anything interfere with this series of tests, nothing.”
Again and again, the American public was told by its government, in spite of burns, blisters, and nausea, “It has been found that the tests may be conducted with adequate assurance of safety under conditions prevailing at the bombing reservation.” Assuaging public fears was simply a matter of public relations. “Your best action,” an Atomic Energy Commission booklet read, “is not to be worried about fallout.” A news release typical of the times stated, “We find no basis for concluding that harm to any individual has resulted from radioactive fallout.”
the dirty truth of genocide, oh genocide — Powell River, the Sunshine Coast, the Pulp Mill: memories of a kid jigging for cod, landing 40 pound salmon, running away from grizzlies
Very important December 26 message —
Issued by Annett’s friends on December 26, 2021
Many people know and love Kevin Annett Eagle Strong Voice as an unrelenting and courageous fighter for justice and for children. Those of us who have worked alongside him know him to be a loving and humble man who has never asked for anything for himself, but has devoted his life to serve others.
But now, on his behalf, we are asking for those who support Kevin to repay some of what he has given to humanity.
Last month, Kevin was diagnosed with an unusually large kidney stone that is unable to pass, and is continuing to grow. Very soon, it will threaten his kidney and cause other, possibly permanent damage.
His kidney stone must be surgically removed, but the cost of such surgery may exceed $40,000, since his British Columbia Medical Plan does not cover this procedure outside of the province. (Reluctantly, Kevin was forced to leave B.C. last summer after repeated attacks were made against his life.) At age 65, Kevin has little savings, has been permanently blacklisted from employment for over twenty years, and is blocked by the Canadian government from receiving Old Age Security and a pension.
We, the Friends of Kevin Annett, are asking you and those you know with the financial means to help us pay for the cost of Kevin’s kidney operation. We have already raised $5000 in donations but our goal is to raise $50,000, which will cover his treatments, surgery and hospital stay, along with follow up preventive treatments.
If you and others can contribute, please contact us at email@example.com or write to Kevin personally at firstname.lastname@example.org , or leave a message at 386-868-0218. We can arrange direct wire transfer deposits into an account we have set up for this fundraising effort.
On a final, equally urgent note, we are concerned that Kevin’s life will be in danger if he enters a hospital for surgery. Several members of our movement have died while in hospital because of documented foul play.
Knowing this risk, we ask that you help us create a circle of protection around Kevin during and after his surgery, through your physical or prayerful presence with him, and by alerting the world when he is undergoing surgery. We will hold a 24 hour vigil at the hospital during that time, and will have legal observers in or near the operating room.
Do not let Kevin’s many powerful adversaries cause his death, for then all of us will suffer! His life is in God’s hands, but also it is in ours.
We thank you and look forward to hearing from you,
The Friends of Kevin Annett
Watch the documentary — Unrepentant: **Winner: Best International Documentary at the 2006 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. **Winner: Best Director for an International Documentary at the 2006 New York International Film Festival.
EXCERPT: “…This documentary reveals Canada’s darkest secret – the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister (Kevin Annett) who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of thousands of murders in its Indian Residential Schools…”
Ahh, why are those Cahtolic Churches being “trashed”?
I would be happy to speak to you about the social tensions and conflict caused by unpunished crimes committed by the Roman Catholic church, including its standing policy known as Crimen Sollicitationas that requires that Catholics not report in-house child abuse to the police and help cover it up. That criminal conspiracy has helped caused the death of tens of thousands of native children in the misnamed “Indian residential schools” and intergenerational trauma, suicide and misery. And the failure of the government, the courts, and police to hold the Catholic church accountable under the law has created the outrage and frustration that leads to broken church windows and what you call “vandalism”.
Considering that the Catholic church is actively subverting the law by witholding from your police force evidence of child abuse in its Vancouver churches, many people are wondering why neither the courts nor your Department are taking action to stop such criminality by the church. Instead, your main concern appears to be protecting their property. I am sure that neither of you wish to appear to collude with criminality, no matter who commits it.
Over the years, we have provided to the police and media considerable evidence of child trafficking networks being operated in Vancouver and at such locations as Holy Rosary Cathedral and the Vancouver Club. And yet the police have time and again done nothing about it. Such a tacit collusion with a criminal conspiracy to protect child rapists may account for the frustration felt by people victimized by that church that leads to attacks against church property. But surely the systematic violation and taking of children’s lives by that church is as serious and much worse a crime than the breaking of church windows. (Source)
Christmas, Christians — “When the Lord your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you, […]and when the Lord your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them.” Deuteronomy 7:1-2
In Annett’s documentary Unrepentant, First Peoples spoke to abuse, trauma, torture, and deaths in residential schools. The number that specifically stood out was a woman holding a sign that read 50,000 killed. I asked Annett if he expected ground-penetrating radar to adduce the deaths at the residential school in Port Alberni?
Annett replied: “The general problem is that the serial killer is in charge and the truth works around the edges of the ‘mainstream’. GPR surveys have already been done at the Alberni death camp and the records are public info, also held in our ITCCS archives. They indicate sinkholes and massive soil dislocation.”
What about the churches — Catholic, Anglican, and United — how can they atone for the crime of genocide?
Annett: “The churches can only atone by being shut down and having their property and assets seized as criminal organizations – a requirement under international law; and having their officers arrested and jailed under standing warrants from our 2013 court action.”
Annett spoke to the role of the governments of Canada and its RCMP in the entrenchment of colonialism on First Nation land.
Annett: “But as long as they’re protected by ‘crown’ jurisdiction that won’t happen, hence the need for a new political arrangement – the Republic of Kanata (www.republicofkanata.ca).”
2022 will be the year of the Drug Lords — Pfizer, Merck, Moderna, et al, paid for by you and me. How’s that new pill regimen, of three-a-day, twice daily (6) for five days (30) at $500 a dose from Pfizer, and you and I, taxpayer, are footing that bill.
Pfizer currently has 180,000 treatment courses available worldwide, with roughly 60,000 to 70,000 allocated to the U.S. Federal health officials are expected to ration early shipments to the hardest hit parts of the country. Pfizer said the small supply is due to the manufacturing time — currently about nine months. The company says it can halve production time next year.
The U.S. government has agreed to purchase enough Paxlovid to treat 10 million people. Pfizer says it’s on track to produce 80 million courses globally next year, under contracts with the U.K., Australia and other nations.
No question marks about this pill’s background, the technology, how close it is to anti-viral Ivermectin, etc.? Pfizer’s “drug” is part of a decades-old family of antiviral drugs known as protease inhibitors, which revolutionized the treatment of HIV and hepatitis C. The drugs block a key enzyme which viruses need to multiply in the human body. Again, where is the robust discussion about this drug? Price? And, here, feeding the Medical-Pharma-Insurance Complex:
Patients will need a positive COVID-19 test to get a prescription. And Paxlovid has only proven effective if given within five days of symptoms appearing. With testing supplies stretched, experts worry it may be unrealistic for patients to self-diagnose, get tested, see a physician and pick up a prescription within that narrow window. “If you go outside that window of time I fully expect the effectiveness of this drug is going to fall,” said Andrew Pekosz, a Johns Hopkins University virologist.
May we militate against the military — that complex tied to DARPA, NASA, CDC, ATF, FBI, CIA, ICE, NSA, SS, BP, FUSION, et al.
This film is a riveting saga of the creation of the Panthers in Oakland. Armed with guns and a law book, in 1966 Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale boldly patrolled Oakland’s mean streets, confronting the police over their (mis)treatment of Blacks. Insisting on their Second Amendment right to bear arms and that the so-called “pigs” must obey the letter of the law when interacting with African Americans, their brazen, in-your-snout defiance set Huey, Bobby, and their followers on a collision course with the Oakland PD, soon the Nixon administration, the FBI, and COINTELPRO (as harrowingly recounted in Judas and the Black Messiah).
The Black Power organization spread to Southern California, with the formation by former prisoner Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins of what was arguably the party’s most militant chapter in Los Angeles. The doc recounts the socialist-oriented Panthers’ clash with the so-called “porkchop” cultural nationalists of Ron Karenga’s US Organization, which apparently led to the 1968 shootings of Carter and Huggins at UCLA.
However, the film’s title refers to the climactic shoot-out between the LAPD and the Panthers at the BPP’s L.A. HQ located at 41st and Central in the “’hood.” One of the survivors of that tense confrontation declares onscreen that during this violent five-hour standoff he never felt freer, as he was a Black man deciding who would and would not enter the Panther office, which was even aerial bombed during the armed clash.
Kwanzaa, don’t believe it! —
Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba – the seven principles of African Heritage). They were developed in 1965, a year before Kwanzaa itself. These seven principles comprise Kawaida, a Swahili word meaning “common”.
Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the principles, as follows:
Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Kujichagulia (Self-determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.
Ujima (Collective work and responsibilitt): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together.
I don’t do Kwaanza, I just don’t. I never have, and the very thought of it evokes some difficult memories and feelings for me. It’s not the holiday’s religious trappings or its Afro-syncretic fusion of Jewish menorahs, Swahili words, Kemetic, Christian and other rituals. I understand people do have a perfect human right to adopt or make up the cultural and religious practices that suit them. Rastafarianism , Voudon , Santería and Candomblé all borrow from multiple traditions, as does Islam from Judaism and Christianity, and Christianity from Judaism, Greek and Roman sources, and so on. So I have no quarrel whatsoever with those who celebrate and find value in Kwaanza.
But for many of us who took part in or were simply aware of the Black Panther Party in the late 60s and early 70s, the Kwaanza holiday is inseparable from the career and persona of its inventor, Ron Karenga, now a tenured professor in California. Back in the day, Karenga headed up an organization called US. As a tool of COINTELPRO , the federal counterintelligence program directed at movement organizations, Karenga’s US organization murdered 2 leading members of the Black Panther Party in Los Angeles, Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins, and 2 more in San Diego, Sylvester Bell and John Savage. To my knowledge, Mr. Karenga has never expressed the faintest remorse or regret for these murders, or for his part in furthering the nefarious aims of federal and local police agencies in their assault upon the movement of those times. Karenga was later convicted along with his wife, of kidnapping and torturing two women in his own organization , a crime for which he served 4 years in prison, and one of which he still claims to be innocent. Some of Karenga’s close and credible associates however, like former US chair Wesley Kabaila , maintain Karenga was not only responsible for those women’s torture, but that it was part of an ongoing pattern over the years.
“I’m a feminist,” Kiilu Nyasha, a former Black Panther in New Haven CT told Black Agenda Report. “How can I honor a holiday made up by a man who tortures women in his own organization?”
She’s got a point. Just now, Spelman College is suspending its Bill and Camille Cosby endowed professorship , folks are hiding or throwing away their old Bill Cosby albums and places are covering up the Bill Cosby plaques inside the very buildings built with Cosby money. It’s their very imperfect way, if not of sympathizing with Bill’s long hidden victims, of at least disassociating themselves and their works from Cosby’s apparent crimes. It’s a reasonable precaution. After all, what would we think of charities and institutions who’d taken Cos’s money and loudly celebrated his generosity but couldn’t be bothered with the slightest acknowledgement of his victims?
The way many of us see it, people who celebrate Kwaanza and are getting something out of it should hold that high. We’re happy for them. It’s true enough that Kwaanza is now bigger than the crimes of its founder, and will outlive him. But that doesn’t mean Karenga’s crimes never happened or that they should be forgotten. Someone has to hold high the legacies and the work of John Huggins and Sylvester Bell, of John Savage and of Bunchy Carter. Somebody has to remember who they were, what they lived and served for. Somebody has to recall why they died and at whose hands. While you’re celebrating Kwaanza some of us will be doing that.
This is an archival interview from the upcoming film, 41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers, a documentary series about the Southern California Chapter of The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense. Directed by Gregory Everett son of former L.A. chapter member Jeffrey Everettt. Co-produced by former L.A. chapter member Roland Freeman.
SYNOPSIS: 41st & Central, a two-part documentary series, follows the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party from its glorious Black Power beginnings through to its tragic demise. Despite the Party’s formation of free medical clinics and a successful breakfast program for children, the L.A. chapter was also known as the most violent Black political group in the United States. 41st & Central explores The Black Panther ethos, its conflict with the L.A.P.D. and the US Organization as well as the events that shaped the complicated and often contradictory legacy of the L.A. Panthers.
41st & Central contains interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watts uprising from the perspective of the participants who engaged with the L.A.P.D. 41st & Central is the most in-depth study ever of L.A. Chapter founder Alprentice Bunchy Carter, with the Party’s formation told by the original surviving members and an eyewitness account of Bunchy and John Huggins murder at U.C.L.A. in 1969. The film includes exclusive interviews with Black Panther Party leaders Geronimo Ji Jagga and Elaine Brown about their membership in the L.A. Chapter and the U.C.L.A. murders. Also featured are L.A. Panthers members Ericka Huggins, Roland & Ronald Freeman, Wayne Pharr, Jeffrey Everett, Long John Washington, Muhammad Mubarak, former L.A.P.D. Chief Bernard Parks, US Organization member Wesley Kabaila, U.C.L.A. Professor Scot Brown, and many others.
Why Black Panthers Don’t Celebrate Kwanzaa –Episode 1001
Framing the sophisticated ways of today in terms of harvesting our youth’s souls, Alison McDowell does a decent job, but her voice is a cry in the wilderness.
Elizabeth Hinton’s From The War On Poverty To The War On Crime for further insights into the ways in which the social safety net of Johnson’s Great Society was used to extend police presence in communities of color through public housing and afterschool programs. In this ten-minute clip, Jason Bosch of Argusfest and I discuss the topic on the grounds of the UT Austin campus on a shady hill overlooking the LBJ presidential library and graduate school of public affairs.
And, what would the BPP say about all this nefarious COINTELPRO of the AI-Digital-Social Impact Investing kind? Blockchains! This is a machine, and the intent is to help, but you get caught up in the soul mashing gearwork of these machines, now computing controlling machines.
There are many parallels to what is being set up for the children in Rio and what has happened to the children of Philadelphia over the past decade. Despite the geographic distance, the playbook and many of the organizations are the same. What Silicon Valley needs next is digital ID, programmable money, and real-time geo-fencing to begin to enforce their planned cybernetic remaking of society. This will be systems engineering at scale from individual neurons tweaked with targeted dopamine hits and nanotechnology to entire populations groomed through ubiquitous computing embedded in smart-city mixed reality to offer up their data, interoperable on blockchain, to the hivemind. There will be gaming, lots of gaming, paid in digital scrip and aligned with performative identity scripted by the Global North in a misguided attempt to erase indigeneity and optimize soul harvest. It’s all framed in terms of saving the planet and solving poverty, of course. They’ve set up the framework so that any attempt to resist appears unseemly, selfish, and even racist.
It is vital that more people start to understand how social entrepreneurs and impact investors intend to corral today’s youth into mixed reality; take away their economic independence; condition them to a surveillance panopticon; farm them for compliance data; and package their futures as commodities to be traded as asset backed securities rated based on how they utilize privatized welfare or blockchain Universal Basic Income.
If this is not sickening, foreboding, welcome, then, thank you, Christmas Eve . . . . Then connecting the dots by journalists to see how powerful TPTB are, well, then, let them wire us all — the entire house, the car, the backyard, and our fucking bodies. Is this legal? Passports to hell, that’s what has been foisted upon us. Who will complain that the CDC, of all agencies, has the power to get our travel records, records on who we are, our medical records, all of it? Once you take a freedom away, it’s gone forever, until you revolt and destroy the cancer. These are many freedoms scuttled.
The CDC last month ordered airlines to disclose passenger names and other information about those who have recently been in the eight southern African countries.
These activity records were now available for the first time in a form called metadata. Things that are analogous to what a private detective would get from following you around in your daily life and taking pictures and writing down notes were now being produced by the smartphones in our pockets, by the laptops on our desk or on the couch next to us. But it was also coming from your TV. It was also coming from your car, you know, the systems inside of that. It was coming from automated license plate readers. All of these things for the first time were producing information, that now the government went, “What if we didn’t have to go to a judge in every individual case and say we thought this person was up to no good? What if, under the aegis of the threat of terrorism, we could say we want to collect all information that could potentially, theoretically, be relevant to a terrorism investigation before we need it? And we’ll simply say, ‘Look, we’re not going to look at this information if you’re not suspected of a crime, but we will still gather it about you as though you were committing a crime.’”
This is what changed, and this is what continues today. What has actually happened that expands this to an even greater state of alarm is that now this is a business model. Now corporations are getting into this, and they’re competing against each other to see who can provide a similar product, an even more attractive product, not just to governments, who they do sell this information to as a service, but also to advertisers and anyone else who’s willing to pay. That’s what’s changed.
Glenn Greenwald: “And I think it gets back to what Chris said: Julian was doing the kind of whistleblowing and reporting, like Ed was doing, that the government doesn’t want. And what they do, what they think is reporting, is when the CIA comes to you or the FBI comes to you and says, “Here’s the information we want to be published,” and then they go and publish it. And I think they are a huge impediment to so many of the goals that we’ve been talking about trying to reach, but also a crucial instrument that’s being used by these centers of authority to maintain these repressive structures in place.” (source)
We know that I am being tracked by accessing this article, and then, on Word Press? Reprinting the link and title and then commenting on why we need robust investigations on this “bug,” these jabs, and the origins of the SARS-CoV2 Super Duper DARPA Virus to End All Viruses.
‘The BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 reprograms both adaptive and innate immune responses’ It’s all in the title… by Jessica Rose
The bottom line here is this. We know that innate responses are vital to a healthy and optimally-functioning immune system. They are vitally integrated with and into the adaptive responses as these two branches work in impeccable, complex harmony. We also know that there are cases where vaccines have caused dysregulation of innate responses in humans. We also know that something is very, very wrong with these COVID-19 injectable products with regards to persistent hyperinflammation and a plethora of systemic and physiologically-comprehensive adverse events including death from micro-emboli formation and clotting. We also know that these authors have now provided evidence to support that these COVID-19 injectable products are modulating innate responses and that this isn’t limited to problems with COVID-19. Problems with fungi, other viruses and bacteria can be anticipated. VAERS has hundreds of thousands of reports of adverse events related to fungal infections, plagues of herpes zoster occurrences (shingles) indicating weakened immunity, cancers coming out of remission, and the list goes on. And most of these reports are made for adults.
Here’s the thing…
Since children have extraordinary capabilities with regards to dealing with COVID-19 via their innate immune system responses, what will happen to them if these are not only by-passed by these injections, but knocked down by them?
A 10-count indictment, filed the day before, charged the socialist and labor leader with, among other things, “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously cause and attempt to cause and incite and attempt to incite, insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny and refusal of duty, in the military and naval forces of the United States.”
Following the indictment, Debs fully recognized the severity of the charges. In a letter to a friend on July 6, 1918, he confided, “I am expecting nothing but conviction under a law flagrantly unconstitutional and which was framed especially for the suppression of free speech.”
That is the Dark Winter, and listening to Biden Tuesday, Dec. 21, I see yet another dark dark day for all of 2022-2030. Look, I worked in a memory day activity facility. Been around many cool adults who once had formerly incredible lives: concert pianist, actors, a senator, several doctors, several professors, engineers, scientists, and business owners. Various levels of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment. Age related, and for some, hit with Alzheimer’s in their 50s!
I am not denigrating those with mental ailments, but the bottom line is this POTUS, like the last POTUS, has had proven problems with brain capacity. Even their own party pukes, during the lead up to Trump getting the nomination and Biden getting it, decried these two respectively, for many many processing issues. Forget about the accused rapes both men have under their belts. Forget about their ties to money-banks-criminals in the capitalist class. Forget about both of their racist ideology. Bottom line is they are incompetent to represent people, us, the 80 percent. Is that planned? You betcha.
Ending 2021 with a few interesting writers’ perspectives on the SARS-CoV2 narrative and rollout of more and more bad science, worse policies, and even worse journalism (lack thereof) is good for some of us, but the bottom line is that most people who NEED to be reached do not read this stuff.
Here, an older take on forcing youth, babies, to get jabbed:
“Children are not at risk of getting Covid. And if they do get it, their symptoms are mild. The survival rate for the young is 99.997% – and that’s without any treatment. The data shows that COVID-19 is less deadly than influenza for children. An overwhelming number of peer reviewed studies show that children are not a significant factor in transmission of Covid. Studies in the UK, Australia, Switzerland, France, Sweden and Norway have shown that there is minimal child to child and child to adult transmission in schools. In fact, teachers are less likely to die from Sars-Cov-2 than the general population. The closing of schools is not medically warranted. Children have a powerful immune system geared up to deal with respiratory viruses like Sars-Cov-2. They have cross-protected T-cell immunity from the many colds they have been exposed to in their lives. Kids need to be exposed to viruses and bacteria to strengthen their immune systems and keep them healthy into adulthood. When we understand that children are not at risk from Covid and do not spread it to others, we realize that the measures being put into place are unnecessary, ethically unjustifiable, and simply harmful.”
Dr. Neda Amani has been practicing medicine for more than two decades. She is a graduate of the University Of Toronto School Of Medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar. [Additional info]
The mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccines should be halted immediately. These experimental vaccines pose serious dangers. That is the message contained in a statement from concerned citizens soon to be forwarded to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The statement’s signatories include medical scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, civil servants, civil society organisations and “deeply concerned mothers, fathers, husbands and wives”.
Concerned citizens of India can sign on to the ‘The Truth of COVID-19 — The India Statement’ prior to its dispatch to the PM in the link provided at the end of this article.
Internationally renowned professionals in the field of medical science have also joined this effort by offering their expertise, including Dr Mike Yeadon, Dr Peter McCullough, Dr Pierre Kory, Dr Roger Hodkinson, Professor Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr Tess Lawrie.
The statement comprises two parts. Part one is a five-page summary of the main points and recommendations. This is supported by part two, a 62-page document which quotes the relevant literature and has dozens of references to back up the assertions made about the vaccines, COVID-19 and the vaccination programme.
The contradictions and mixed-messaging around the COVID-19 “pandemic” continue to accumulate and swirl as the “Global Health Emergency” approaches its second anniversary. For example: Just as the Phase-3 trials of the Pfizer “Vax” have come under scrutiny for alleged shoddy methodology by its sub-contractor Ventavia in Texas, the partially Big Pharma-funded FDA has unanimously approved COVID jabs for children as young as 5, even though young people are by far the least vulnerable group to the Virus. Meanwhile, places like highly “vaxxed” Vermont, Gibraltar, and Israel have been experiencing intense COVID spikes of late, whereas relatively restriction-less Florida, a retirement home haven, is doing just fine. What to make of this confounding data?
On top of everything else, there is the issue of the “miracle vaccines” themselves, which have quite remarkably proven to wane in efficacy within mere months of being administered; perhaps we should refer to them as “Partial Immunity Shots,” instead? Nevertheless, the incoherent Biden Administration has dubiously double-downed on “Jabbing!” everything in sight. “Haven’t they heard,” one might reasonably ask,”that tiny, 100% vaccinated Gibraltar is canceling Christmas because of that Grinch, COVID-19?”
Recently, the high-profile celebrity sports action figure Aaron Rodgers reluctantly scrambled into this pandemic fray, causing Mainstream Media pundits to hyperventilate with rabid calls for the star NFL quarterback to be sacked every way to Sunday. Even the mighty New York Times weighed in with this November 8 headline: “Scientists Fight a New Source of Vaccine Misinformation: Aaron Rodgers.” The “reason” for all of this brouhaha (besides, perhaps, a slow news cycle…)? Rodgers, 37, had finally tested “positive” for COVID-19. However, it was then damningly revealed that Mr Rodgers is not, in fact, “vaxxed,” despite his pre-season response that he was “immunized” when asked about his “vaccination” status. “Oh, the Mendacity!” to quote Burl Ives’ character from the film version of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
And so, as 2021 goose-steps toward its fanatical finish, it is time for my traditional year-end wrap-up. It’s “The Year of the Ox” in the Chinese zodiac, but I’m christening it “The Year of the New Normal Fascist.”
But this isn’t just a story about New Normal Germany, or New Normal Europe, or New Normal Australia. And it isn’t just a story about mass hysteria, or an “overreaction” to a corona virus. The “New Normal” is a global GloboCap co-production, a multi-trillion-dollar co-production, which has been in development for quite some time, and this year has gone exactly to script
Libya, Food and Yemen, Israel Spying on Everyone:
Whew, and that’s just a few of the headlines on the coopted Amy “Soros” Goodman show, where she is so pro-pro-pro “don’t ask any questions about Big Pharma, Big Fauci, Big Narrative, Big Planned Pandemic,” that I am having acid reflux (almost) listening to her show. Will she get with the 4IR, Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the World Economic Forum, and all the players in the techno-digital-finance-banking-real estate-Wall Street-global policing story?
Alison McDowell — I’m working on a longer piece about the social impact investing landscape in Brazil, but I wanted to quickly share my response to a clip I pulled from an interview oI’m working on a longer piece about the social impact investing landscape in Brazil, but I wanted to quickly share my response to a clip I pulled from an interview on Derrick Broze’s “The Conscious Resistance Network” page. It’s short, only 90 seconds. In it Broze touches on what he considers problematic uses of blockchain as well as positive use cases. He says that poor children having the chance to get paid to play video games to cover necessities for their families – he mentions repairing their homes – was a good thing. I could not disagree more. This post fits within a much larger story of data-colonial predation by social impact investors targeting the children of Brazil and Rio De Janeiro’s favelas in particular.
But really, Eugene Debbs, hero:
How do we deal with something 103 years ago in history, when this society is broken, United States of Amnesia, and that goes the same with UK, EU, et al?
This says it all — suppression of a candidate, and alas, if we are left of left AND question the narrative around the New Deal for the Green Deal, and if we question scientists, engineers, technologists, math geniuses, et al, then we are worthless. Oh, these tales the Zombie Americans (and now the world) tell us all. Here, this is what happened to a Eugene Debbs:
As the 1920 presidential election neared, Debs, or Convict 9653, declared his candidacy on the socialist ticket for President for a fifth time. While his supporters campaigned in the streets, Debs campaigned from behind cell bars. His socialist message still appealed to many Americans, and as the returns were tallied, Debs received almost a million votes. With the war over and a newly elected, and sympathetic, Republican President, Warren Harding, in the White House, there were appeals to commute Debs sentence to time served.
President Harding commuted Debs’s sentence to time served, and Debs was released from the Atlanta Penitentiary on Christmas Day, 1921. As he walked away from the prison, accompanied by his brother, Theodore, and other supporters, he heard a growing roar of applause that emanated from behind the barred windows. Debs paused, turned back to face his admirers, removed his hat, acknowledged their ovation, and wept.
Debs boarded a train for Washington, D.C., where he briefly met with President Harding. Afterward he returned home to Terre Haute, where he was greeted by throngs of well-wishers. Debs’s speech and subsequent conviction under the Espionage Act ultimately aided him in delivering the Socialist Party’s antiwar platform to a larger audience, but his age and prison’s deleterious effects on his already fragile health exhausted the orator’s stamina and drive.
With Debs’s health in decline, the Socialist Party also saw a decline in its popularity. In 1926 Debs traveled to Lindlahr Sanitarium in Elmhurst, Illinois, for recurrent medical treatment. He died of heart failure there on October 20, 1926. Debs’s remains were cremated. He is buried in Terre Haute’s Highland Lawn Cemetery. (source)
Oh, they don’t make people like this anymore! [A 14-year-old Eugene Debs (seated, far left) poses for a photograph with his fellow painters at the Vandalia Railroad in Terre Haute, Indiana, 1870. (Debs Collection. Courtesy of Indiana State University, Cunningham Memorial Library)] Debs was convicted under the Espionage Act of 1917 in The United States v. Eugene V. Debs. Any connection to today?
Absent from mainstream discourse on Ghislaine Maxwell’s ongoing trial is any mention of the ties, not only of herself, but her family, to Israeli intelligence. Those ties, forged by Ghislaine’s father Robert Maxwell, are critical to understanding Ghislaine’s history and her role in Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual blackmail and trafficking network.
Given that blackmail, particularly sexual blackmail, has been used by intelligence agencies – particularly in the US and Israel – since the 1940s and beyond, it is deeply troubling that neither the blackmail or intelligence angle has played any role in the prosecution’s case or in the mainstream media’s coverage of the trial.
To remedy this lack of coverage, Unlimited Hangout is publishing a 2-part investigative report entitled “Meet Ghislaine”, which is adapted from this author’s upcoming book on the subject. This investigation will detail key aspects of Ghislaine Maxwell’s links to intelligence agencies and sexual blackmail activities that are relevant to the case against her and perhaps explain the silence from the prosecution and their interest in sealing potentially incriminating evidence against Ghislaine from public scrutiny. Part 1 of this article will focus on Ghislaine’s father, Robert Maxwell, a “larger than life” figure who straddled the worlds of both business and espionage and whose daughters inherited different aspects of his espionage contacts and activities as well as his influence empire following his 1991 death.
And so much to concentrate on, no, United Snakes of Amerikka?