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September 26, 2021

The MoA Week In Review - OT 2021-074

Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama:

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Other issues:

Assange:

> In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legalityand practicality of such an operation. Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far as to request “sketches” or “options” for how to assassinate him. Discussions over kidnapping or killing Assange occurred “at the highest levels” of the Trump administration, said a former senior counterintelligence official. “There seemed to be no boundaries.” <

Fake cyber threat:

Brexit:

Covid-19:

Use as open thread ...

Posted by b on September 26, 2021 at 13:33 UTC | Permalink

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is worldometer now a Typepad banned site?

I was posting latest numbers on India. Anyway, for those who want them, that's a site to go to.

I'm sure that the Spartacus doc has valuable links to the India story in the Indians' own words, especially as the Mumbai Bar Association was trying to indict the WHO criminally for recommending against ivermectin.

Posted by: Grieved | Sep 28 2021 0:04 utc | 201

Grieved @199--

Thanks for pointing to INDY's comment that led me to his VK Space and the linked articles. The propaganda against ivermectin is widespread; I had difficulty convincing my wife she was being lied to. If we didn't know it already, we ought to now know we face yet another enemy--Big Pharma--that doesn't give a whit for human life and must be legislated out of existence.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 28 2021 0:33 utc | 202

@ Posted by: archeon | Sep 27 2021 13:00 utc | 137

Archeon, it is possible that the usage of the term “white trash” by VK is not what it seems. Nancy Isenberg in her book, White Trash: The untold history of class in America (2016), describes a history which gives us leeway to use “white trash” in a non-derogatory manner —although the sting of old will still carry sway. Appropriating that which is derogatory can become beneficial, turning it on its head.

Posted by: suzan | Sep 28 2021 0:58 utc | 203

@201 karlof1

Talking to an already propagandized person I heard that of the 3 vaccines available in the US, she chose the Pfizer because "it had the best reviews."

This I think highlights the campaign of slurs that Pfizer has conducted against the other two pharma rivals.

We are witnessing a corporation determined to acquire as much of a monopoly as it can, using a fraction of all the money it will make from that market share to buy off everyone important, and kill the rest.

This COVID response from the beginning has best been described in terms of market maneuvering, and the drive to exclusive monopoly by Pfizer is appearing naked and deadly. These corporations are jealous gods.

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@103 psychohistorian - "We damn well better hope this Covid criminality blows up because if not then Big Pharma becomes the new MIC.....in case you are not paying attention."

I wanted to thank you for that formulation of things. I hadn't quite seen it that way, but yes, it fits the situation perfectly, and anticipates the future with chilling realism.

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I think the pharma corporations and the military are already in the perfect embrace, along with most oligarchs. Collusion is the only game left in town, and today's money is simply so huge that it dwarfs even senior level salaries when it comes to inducements added to ideologies. And all stolen from the taxpayer, either directly or though the inflation tax.

With such an obvious end-game grab for self-enrichment, morality and even statecraft have long since disappeared in the players. I was struck by this comment at Automatic Earth from the Spartacus piece:

These covid injections were not developed by science, whatever that term means at this point in history. They were developed by people with a God Complex, are produced by people with a Greed Complex, and mandated by people with a Power Complex. They are psychotic. All of them.

So at least we know the enemy.

Posted by: Grieved | Sep 28 2021 1:23 utc | 204

Grieved @203--

Thanks for your reply! What's his name SecDef Austin is part of the whole shebang! Here's his wiki:

"Immediately after retiring as CENTCOM Commander, Austin joined the board of Raytheon Technologies, a military contractor, in April 2016.[41][42] As of October 2020, his Raytheon stock holdings were worth roughly $500,000 and his compensation, including stock, totaled $1.4 million.[41] On September 18, 2017, he was appointed to Nucor's board of directors.[43] On May 29, 2018, Austin was appointed as an independent director on the board of Tenet Healthcare.[44] He also operates a consulting firm and has been a partner at Pine Island Capital, an investment company with which Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Michèle Flournoy are affiliated."

FIRE, MIC, Big PHarma, and For Profit Health Exploitation. I bet the rest of the Bidenites have a similar background matrix. Corruption to the nth degree. Clearly, it's not just F' Biden!

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 28 2021 1:40 utc | 205

One last comment from me, and on the Spartacus thing. Yes, it almost seems Q-ish, and yes it has its pieces and parts, but the links alone are valuable, as noted by others. I don't think anyone of discernment is going to buy the entire piece on its face, but I have yet to study the numerous footnotes.

I do note that the authors stayed completely clear of the Ft. Detrick branch of inquiry. Is it possible, with all they wrote about, that they didn't know of the EVALI vaping illness and the nearby nursing home deaths in 2019, and the closure of the lab earlier?

They wrote in completely westernized bias disparagingly of the Wuhan lab. They characterized China as incompetent and third world, and yet it doesn't seem that such countries can build a BSL-4 lab. I personally don't believe the Chinese ran that place sloppily; they've had far too much harmful viral and bacteriological events in their recent history, that all may have come from US biowarfare (as the Chinese seem to believe). I think a Biosafety Level 4 lab in China would be very tightly run.

So when Spartacus says that the gain of function research outsourced in part to Wuhan was carried out in a Level 2 part of the facility rather than the Level 4 part, they take this to speak of Chinese insouciance. If it's true (I hadn't heard that previously), then it answers the question of how little a portion of the full research was outsourced.

I've always assumed, since this kind of research can be collaboratively outsourced in piecemeal fashion, that Wuhan got a fairly innocuous part of the program, just to keep wheels turning during the ban, and the final product was assembled back in the States or an allied facility - but never in a military adversary's facility.

I'll check his footnotes on that story and report back if I find anything. But I suppose if one wants to make a thesis of this, one can call the whole thing a psy-op in order to reinforce the urban legend against the Wuhan lab, and divert the path well away from Detrick. I suppose that would be worth it to psy-op controllers.

Posted by: Grieved | Sep 28 2021 1:54 utc | 206

Florida death certificate accuracy in doubt?

RICO?

Posted by: snake | Sep 28 2021 1:56 utc | 207

@206 snake

"Nice little country you got here. Be a shame if something hurt it, like thousands of deaths preventable by our vaccines."

Posted by: Grieved | Sep 28 2021 2:08 utc | 208

Peer reviewed study:


“Intravenous Injection of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) mRNA Vaccine Can Induce Acute Myopericarditis in Mouse Mode”


https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciab707/6353927

Posted by: suzan | Sep 28 2021 2:44 utc | 209

TV just announced.. a wife of a patient in a North Eastern American Hospital, requested and demanded Invermectin <=hospital and Doctor refused <=court said patient did not have the right to dictate their own treatment .. <==how about that.. ?
Racketeering Influenced government (RIG) comes to mind?

What seems to be happening in the governments around the world has great parallel to what happened in the October Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1919.. the Bolsheviks just moved in, began operating as the highest level officials in Russian government and in Russian institutions, the Bolsheviks already controlled the media, so they just began running things..no one was organized enough to challenge them.

.. most of those who moved into high level positions of power were among the 290 or so Jacob Schiff brought from N.Y. C.. to join the Bolshevik revolution. In 1919, the PICO (private imperial global Oligarch) were a fearsome bunch.

i believe enough information has surfaced to suggest a thesis;
The PICO have seized control of most nation states in the nation state system.. ? <= prove this null hypothesis wrong, please.

Posted by: snake | Sep 28 2021 3:30 utc | 210

Tomorrow is the start of Tokyo Game Show 2021 and the LDP internal election in Japan.

I hope Fumio Kishida wins.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 28 2021 3:56 utc | 211

FUS endless wars.
cui bono ?

Afghanistan war profiteering: 90% of US spending —trillions of dollars—went to Military-Industrial Complex contractors [1]

How the US military got rich from Afghanistan Trillions of dollars have flowed through the Pentagon’s war budgets in the last two decades [2]

MIC, that elephant in the room.

Gen BUtler warned us ...

There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its "finger men" to point out enemies, its "muscle men" to destroy enemies, its "brain men" to plan war preparations, and a "Big Boss" Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.

So did Eishehower after ww2.

Sec of offense Lloyd Austin , air force sec Frank [lets scare the hell outta china] Kendall all have deep tie with 'defence' industries.

Talk about conflict of interest.

This is a feature not a bug with every FUS regime since ww2, the military/industry revolving door gravy train.

Guess what, your prez, sec of offense, sec of state, are nuthin but glorified finger men/muscle men for the death merchants.
We've lots of these finger men right here in the forums.

In Oz, ASPI, finger man extraordinaire.
The entire population bamboozled by a bunch of death merchants front men.

The moral rot in the West, radiating from Washington and London, permeates every nook and cranny of its member nations, especially the Anglo-Saxon core

The bottom line is that like reams of other Five Eyes think tanks, ASPI is directly funded by corporate Weapons Inc

The other vector lobbies – what else – for increased defense spending especially in missiles. That’s Quad territory (US, Japan, India, Australia). Quad needs to contain China at all costs

So have fun with our little Five Eyes tale, where an Australian “think tank” focused on demonizing China 24/7 gets some of its financial kicks from a Weapons Inc. handsomely profiting from Western prison labor

[3]


[1]
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2021/08/25/afghanistan-war-profiteering-90-of-us-spending-trillions-of-dollars-went-to-military-industrial-complex-contractors/

[2]
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56727.htm

[3]
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2021/09/21/sinophobia-meets-prison-labor-in-a-think-tank-down-under/

Posted by: denk | Sep 28 2021 4:17 utc | 212

snake 209
Scientific medicine is a good thing. Massive advances in medicine saving many lives, giving many a better standard of of living. After saying that, I would quite enjoy seeing many of its so called practitioners - these with various letters after their name - put through an industrial juice extraction machine. I guess if politicians were thrown into the juicer as well, the result would be political quackery juice.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 28 2021 5:00 utc | 213

Grieved | Sep 28 2021 1:54 utc | 205


They wrote in completely westernized bias disparagingly of the Wuhan lab. They characterized China as incompetent and third world, and yet it doesn't seem that such countries can build a BSL-4 lab. I personally don't believe the Chinese ran that place sloppily; they've had far too much harmful viral and bacteriological events in their recent history, that all may have come from US biowarfare (as the Chinese seem to believe). I think a Biosafety Level 4 lab in China would be very tightly run.

So when Spartacus says that the gain of function research outsourced in part to Wuhan was carried out in a Level 2 part of the facility rather than the Level 4 part, they take this to speak of Chinese insouciance. If it's true (I hadn't heard that previously), then it answers the question of how little a portion of the full research was outsourced.

I've always assumed, since this kind of research can be collaboratively outsourced in piecemeal fashion, that Wuhan got a fairly innocuous part of the program, just to keep wheels turning during the ban, and the final product was assembled back in the States or an allied facility - but never in a military adversary's facility.

The allegations about the WIV--your "Chinese ran that place sloppily"--are contentious and likely to be misrepresentations --likely unintentional-- because these contentions have been subject to press distortion, etc. I suggest reviewing the information in

How US Media Misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s Laboratories and Safety Protocols

Even if we were to accept all the accusations against the WIV regarding their alleged subpar safety standards, none of it has any relevance to the Covid-19 pandemic unless it can be shown the WIV possessed SARS-CoV-2 in its lab before the outbreak, and there is no evidence of that.

by Joshua Cho
9-15-21

Posted by: pogohere | Sep 28 2021 5:02 utc | 214

karlof1 | Sep 27 2021 23:43 utc | 197

Are you referring here:

IMO, Ehret is way off base with that essay as in the first place he gets the reason for the 2008 financial crisis completely wrong: massive amounts of fraudulent lending, illegal speculating in markets--both stocks and bonds--and the complete abdication of enforcement led to the destruction of one of the largest private banks then in existence (more ought to have followed in its wake) and many billions in losses of capital for ordinary citizens through pension funds and other investment instruments--none of whom were bailed out unlike the criminal banksters that caused the entire mess.

to Ehret's:

The fact is that today’s efforts by an international financial elite to lock nation states into binding carbon reduction treaties is nothing new and was first attempted in December 2009. This was a period of profound instability as the world economy was trembling on a near meltdown of a $700 billion speculative bubble.

Posted by: pogohere | Sep 28 2021 5:08 utc | 215

pogohere karlof1

In the west, militarily, we hear things like radar lock and one on one comparisons.
Smoothie at his blog talks of sensor/data fusion and target solution....

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 28 2021 5:24 utc | 216

Below is a snippet from a local story about US national politics, the spending bill, Biden, et al

"
Success would mean a landmark accomplishment, if Democrats can helm Biden's big bill to passage. Failure — or a highly unlikely government shutdown and debt crisis — could derail careers.

"You know me, I'm a born optimist," Biden told reporters Monday, as he rolled up his sleeve for a COVID-19 booster shot. "We're gonna get it done."

In Monday night's vote, senators voted 50-48 against taking up the bill, well short of the 60 "yes" votes needed to proceed. Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer switched his "yes" to "no" at the end in order to allow Democrats to reconsider the bill later.
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Now is the time for that 3rd booster shot to take down the president as proof of its danger to humanity, put a serious kink in the current public Covid narrative, throw national politics into a spin and crash the economy in a way that can't be blamed on China......ooooohhhhhh I need me some more Hopium...grin

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 28 2021 5:29 utc | 217

Below is a tweet from Hua Chunying who is a Chinese government spokesperson

"
China firmly opposes the US unilateral sanctions on the Russian side. The US hegemonic and bullying practices are rejected by Russia and China and will meet rejection and opposition from more and more countries.
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Ain't no room for a thin edge of a wedge in there I would say. Standing up to the bully is becoming standard fair and good to see.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 28 2021 5:44 utc | 218

Chris Hedges describes the US politcal situation as a competition between an oligarchy and autocracy.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/535959-americas-fate-oligarchy-autocracy/

Quote:

"The competing systems of power in the United States are divided between oligarchy and autocracy. There are no other alternatives. Neither are pleasant. Each has peculiar and distasteful characteristics. Each pays lip service to the fictions of democracy and constitutional rights. And each exacerbates the widening social and political divide and the potential for violent conflict."

Posted by: Blue Dotterel | Sep 28 2021 6:13 utc | 219

@ psychohistorian

It's good to see China openly siding with Russia.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 28 2021 6:41 utc | 220

jinn | Sep 27 2021 21:02 utc | 187

Actually I don't have a personal interest in the US elections. For me the key was the mention of Sydney Powell, who is facing charges for her part in the rejection of voting results.
Guilliani is not so thorough but Powell is reputed to be very tough (and a capable lawyer). ie. This is information to be followed, as it is not usually reported by the MSM.

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The question of which form of voting (tabulation of paper) or touch screen, is not mentioned. The earliest date (2003) would confirm that the whole setup is ongoing, and possibly both systems could be compromised.

As a personal opinion, I do NOT think the vote for Biden could have been correct as the "crowds" at his meetings did not exist. Being of a suspicious nature I am not sure that votes by electronic means cannot be hacked. (Supposedly by youngsters - according to "experts" at the time) But by how much is not clear.

So it is an open question whether the same tactics (if they happened) have been used on a more regular basis to "slide" results towards those required by the POGO (or whomever). ie. Newsome's recall. Some ongoing Audits have found "errors" in tallies - but that is another aspect which suggests "individual enterprise" more than overall organised dishonesty.

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PS. Guilliani was involved in the cover-up of 9/11, as the one who organised the sending of all the rubble (and proof) to China. So he is not "above" suspicion.

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Trump. Was he a "wild card" or was he actually ALSO pushed into position by the POGOs or those who wanted to be able to use a "brusque" format and twitter feeds to get certain results? Changing him for a more "traditional" front man when the needs changed? If some elections are tricked then all election can be.

Posted by: Stonebird | Sep 28 2021 7:01 utc | 221

@ Stonebird

I think Trump was a wildcard, but he was from the extreme zionist faction i.e. Bibi and Sheldon Alderson. He used populist wording but he never delivered any promises.

Still, I still maintain that it was good to support him so that his policies isolate the US.

I don't think there's any "hopes" in western elections per se, it's all fake anyway. Democracy is a joke system, the one who counts the votes controls all.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 28 2021 7:55 utc | 222

@ Smith 221
I also have my suspicions with some Western election practices (mail in votes) and results. Snowden showed that the CIA used the programs Hammer and Scorecard to intercept vote tallies over Internet between polling bureaus abroad to make small / 3% but decisive changes to tip a balance. Could easily be used domestically or on their NATO club members.
In India votes are usually done an electronic keyboard like device with only a USB port as IO, nothing else. Results are physically transported by USB sticks. Therefore results can be surprising.

Posted by: Antonym | Sep 28 2021 8:28 utc | 223

@ Antonym

In Vietnam, in my province's local election, we use paper ballot, but nobody takes it seriously, more like a fun event to hang out with the neighborhood, haha.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 28 2021 8:39 utc | 224

"Mini-nukes took down the WTC towers"

Remember that one?

Divert, discredit, divide.

Someone interjected nonsense into the discussions and search
for truth into what happened on 9/11.

Now we see the same thing happening in the discussion about Covid-19.
"Vaccines contain nefarious nanoparticles"

A viral letter, a mixture of truth, lies and nanoparticles:

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/damn-you-hell-you-will-not-destroy-america-here-spartacus-covid-letter-thats-gone-viral

Divert, discredit, divide.

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Have not read the whole thing.
I stopped reading when I read the word nanoparticles.
You don't have to read any of it; trust me, the wanna-be viral word
nanoparticles is in there.

Posted by: librul | Sep 28 2021 9:55 utc | 225

I have to remind everyone that the one who actually used 'white trash' is actually American liberals of Clintonites variety. I could see using the term ironically to show how little care the US gives to their bottom rung of society, even if they are whites.

Also I want to agree with VK here that Frankfurt School pre-war is not NCL. Both Horkheimer and Adorno in fact, have deemed the Enlightenment Values that so cerished by the European (liberalism) to be dead due to the rise fascism and Nazism. It is their heir, the absolute mediocre Jurgen Habermas who write nothing but senseless diatribe of idealist garbage that shows how NCL rise could only be facilitated by the CIA.

Posted by: Hangar | Sep 28 2021 11:29 utc | 226

karlof1 @197

It seems to be that you are "playing the man, not the ball" - attacking the messenger so that you can ignore the argument. This wouldn't really matter but you have a stellar reputation on MoA and it's a shame that you should use your status against Ehret rather than address his arguments. Many commentators will trust you enough just to accept what you say - but, not pogohere who @215 punctures your position with ease.

I really don't see your fundamental disagreement with Ehret over the financial crisis? Nobody goes to Ehret to understand the ins and outs of the western financial system and its problems, but his passing reference to the 2007 collapse of the financial system seems (to me) to be consistent with other writers (such as Michael Hudson) and I don't see any fundamental differences with your own position?

The big difference between Matthew Ehrett, Cynthia Chung, The Schiller Institute/Larouche Organisation, etc. and other writers (who are also sympathetic to China) is their interpretation of what is happening. As you are probably aware their view is that the Anglo/US/West has been following a de-growth, malthusian agenda and that climate change is essentially a hoax to bring the world under this "ideology". They see China and its partners following a pro-growth, pro-human, multi-polar agenda and the "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) network (of transport, energy, resources, communication, etc) is a direct challenge to the uni-polar, climate change, de-growth ideology.

If you disagree with Ehret, Chung & Schillier then it is likely that you believe that the west is inevitably collapsing because capitalism is at an end (compatible with Marxist thinking on capitalism) and that a communist-type system will naturally takeover (or something like that) - this seems like wishful thinking to me (no matter how you dress it up). You are also probably aware of the view that it is intended that the system will change, not to a communist/socialist ideal, but rather to a neo-feudal, managerial, globalist nightmare (which [I believe] many Trotsyists, Markists, communists, socialists, etc. are somehow confusing with utopia) and that China (and Russia and other independent nations) will be brought to heal under this system. Please note China and Russia's constant reiteration of a multi-polar world and non-interference in other countries - this is the complete opposite of the intention of the climate change agenda. There is no secret Chinese plan to establish a world communist system - China intends a multi-polar world that cooperates on a win-win basis not an over-arching world communist system. It is the global elites that are advocating a globalist system where "you will own nothing, but be happy". You can only believe that China are pursuing a world communist system if you believe they are lying and then you have a whole different set of problems (i.e. working out what the truth is).

I look at both viewpoints (of the Ehrett, Chun Schiller, etc. and the inevitablists) and the only effective difference for the likes of me and you is that the first argument means that the outcome is far from certain and will have to be fought for, whereas the latter argument means (conveniently) that you don't have do anything but sit on your butt and everything will "inevitably" fall into place. I think that the second argument is delusionary but what do I know?

The message from the Ehret, Chung, and The Schiller Institute/Larouche Organisation is that the west should join the "OBOR" and follow a pro-growth agenda - in case, you haven't noticed barely anyone in the west is arguing for this. Assuming that the "OBOR" will just naturally happen is a mistake. Everything you have read about neo-liberalism indicates that the western global elites are not just going to allow a new economic sytem (because that is what the OBOR network really is) just take everything from them (because, unless it is destroyed that is what it will do).

For what it is worth I believe that Covid-19 was/is esstentially a narative war against China intended to bring them into line and that their is no real pandemic (and that most deaths were the result of deliberate inappropriate protocols, neglect, psychological terrorism and suggestion). I appreciate that others believe that the pandemic is real. The consequence (for me) of my belief is that it is clear that what the West is doing to its own citizens has nothing to do with China who serve as a convenient scapegoat (and a future justification for war). The consequence for people who believe that the virus is real is that they end up advocating for more-lockdowns, more masks, more gene-therapy, more experimentation on their population, the abonimation of injecting children and preganant women with experimental potions, more tough measures, more control, more totaliarianism, less freedom, etc. in the mistaken belief that this is how China sucessfully dealt with the virus.

I am also struck my the constant anti-China meassaging on Sky News Australia which blames the pandemic and the lockdown measures on China or the authorities that are following the "Chinese" approach and who are not standing up to China (which has been going on for the entire period of the pandemic). This is completely different to the reporting on, e.g. Sky News UK. Coincidentally, Australia is now the only feasible "safe forward base" from which to launch a war on China (as Taiwan and Japan would cease to matter with days). Propagandising and totalitarain control of the population would be essential if it was intended that Australia should fullfil this role. Regardless it is clear hat both the west and China/Russia are preparing for war - we need to stop this!

In COP14 we see how China didn't reject the climate change narrative but rather adopted it and bent it to its view. There looks like there will be a re-run in COP26 and Mathew Ehret article suggests we should pay close attention to what happens between 31st October to 12th November.

I am sure that Ehret is not right about everything and I don't agree with him on everything but how about dealing with his arguments? What did Ehret say about COP14 and COP26 that you actually disagreed with and why?

Posted by: ADKC | Sep 28 2021 11:40 utc | 227

WTF is Canada up too and who is directing this lunacy?


"Following Washington’s directives, Trudeau’s Global Affairs will be positioning Nicaragua as an evil spot, in order to soften up Canadians to the idea of a hostile policy towards Cuba down the line—a move which Liberal Party insiders admit will be a deeply unpopular course among Canadians."

Canada to Pivot Towards Attacking Nicaragua

Posted by: arby | Sep 28 2021 12:08 utc | 228

Now is the time for that 3rd booster shot to take down the president as proof of its danger to humanity
Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 28 2021 5:29 utc | 217

I very much doubt that the US president, UK PM etc and other elites get the same vaccine that plebs get. Either there is a separately developed vaccine that is safe, or more likely they are getting pure saline, since there is no need for the vaccine anyway. 3rd booster of saline won't do Biden any harm.

Posted by: BM | Sep 28 2021 12:44 utc | 229

Grieved @ 200

Fully half of the covid deaths in India are in Kerala, population 33 million. Where ivermectin is banned. Kerala is a bit like Florida, beach retirement for Mumbai middle class. They refuse to take poor people’s medicine. Proper little subjects of Her Majesty who only want Anglo-American medicine. And will die rather than ever be decolonized. Covid in India is become a disease for middle class idiots.

In other news Governor Kathy Hochul says the vaccine comes from God. Jacinda Ardern advocates leg irons for the unvaxxed. Biden says 97% vaccinated or else.The lines are being drawn. At MoA it is still social democrats debating angels on heads of pins.

Posted by: oldhippie | Sep 28 2021 12:45 utc | 230

stonebird wrote:

The question of which form of voting (tabulation of paper) or touch screen, is not mentioned. The earliest date (2003) would confirm that the whole setup is ongoing, and possibly both systems could be compromised.
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No you're wrong. One those voting systems can be compromised and one cannot. It is designed to be fraud proof.
The voting system was changed in Georgia between the 2016 and 2020 election precisely because the old system was susceptible to fraud and error and the new one was not.
A suspicious person would see this for what it really is, which is a massive campaign to cast doubt on the voting systems that are the most difficult to rig.

Posted by: jinn | Sep 28 2021 12:47 utc | 231

One last comment from me, and on the Spartacus thing. Yes, it almost seems Q-ish, and yes it has its pieces and parts, but the links alone are valuable, as noted by others. I don't think anyone of discernment is going to buy the entire piece on its face, but I have yet to study the numerous footnotes.
Posted by: Grieved | Sep 28 2021 1:54 utc | 206

I am more than a little suspicious of that Spartacus thing, I am somewhat inclined to think it is controlled opposition - especially in view of how it is being promoted.

It looks like you probably didn't see the Corona Ausschuss video catalogue I posted recently with a huge number of top quality links. It is here:

Corona Ausschuss investigation catalogue

This has a brief list of contents of all the (over 70) substantial videoed investigations and interviews, and even links to transcripts !!!!!!!!

This has ALL THE MOST IMPORTANT COVID-19 VIDEOS - Dr Peter McCullough, Dr David Martin, Dr Mike Yeadon, Dr Robert Mallone, Prof Mattias Desmet and all the key scientists. These are top quality scholarly videos not popular videos.

This is without question the most essential Covid-19 resource on the planet.

For the links to actual videos you have to take the video title and do a quick internet search, then you immediately get several choices. This is probably because the most essential videos keep getting censored.

Posted by: BM | Sep 28 2021 13:05 utc | 232

More on that Corona Ausschuss index - some of those videos have been posted on MoA again and again, like the Dr David Martin, Dr Peter McCullough, Dr Mike Yeadon etc - that is a measure of their importance. That page has the lot.

These scholars have made other interviews, but they are in many cases more popular in style and pack less punch.

Posted by: BM | Sep 28 2021 13:10 utc | 233

Here's a site inaugurated in May of this year dedicated to all things covid and its post lockdown world. I haven't checked it out thoroughly, but for anyone interested...

Posted by: john | Sep 28 2021 14:06 utc | 234

Biden accidentally reveals Pfizer, Moderna et al only have 50% efficacy rate:

Biden Says 97% To 98% Of Americans Need To Be Vaccinated Before Returning To Normal

A 50% efficacy rate requires 100% of the population fully vaccinated in order to reach herd immunity; an 100% efficacy rate requires 70%; since Pfizer and the others were propagandizing to have 98%+ efficacy rates when the pandemic started, the 70% threshold was the one that stuck.

Biden, as POTUS, has access to intelligence report nobody else has. It is highly unlikely he randomly came up with this number, I think it he let it slip because he had the number in mind from the reports he was receiving.

The gaffe or Freudian slip triggered an immediate reaction by the American "medical experts":

Medical Experts Are Unsure Why Biden Thinks 98% Of Americans Need To Be Vaccinated

The problem here is that American doctors and "medical experts" have an awful reputation of being Big Pharma whores. They could well have immediately reacted to Biden's statement not because the number is wrong, but because it is right.

Posted by: vk | Sep 28 2021 14:37 utc | 235

migueljose @ 149, my deep thanks for your summary of the important gathering south of the border - I say this because there are so many insightful posts on this thread that I have no chance of visiting all links - only some in which I can carry forward a continuing personal thread, so such summaries from careful observers are worth their weight in gold, especially when, as you do, they point to the personal contacts of the leaders in question. Your posts are special in this regard.

Posted by: juliania | Sep 28 2021 15:22 utc | 237

Don Bacon @ 158, I agreee with you on those two important accomplishments Trump's presidency produced. TPP was huge, as it was being formulated in order to allow big corporations to dominate world trade functions with a rule-based order that would have suffocated legitimate trade. And certainly the process of enlarging dialogue with respect to Afghanistan was made possible, in spite of all the resistance faced within the ranks of empirebuilders.

Which brings me to a third positive - though (or because) it did its best to harm Trump's legacy and never gave up attacking his presidency, the unsavory character of the 'opposition' (using the kindest word I can) was forced into the open for all to see and judge. And by 'all' I mean all the world. And even his own outrageous behavior, including the murder of Soleiman, which was the nadir of his presidency, contributed to this saving realization of the US fall from grace.

Posted by: juliania | Sep 28 2021 15:42 utc | 238

@232 BM (and @234 john)

Thanks for re-linking that resource - this time I've bookmarked it. I had missed it the first time around.

I don't mean to sound precious, but I have so many bookmarks and downloaded videos from the last 18 months of bird-dogging this virus that I don't worry about missing too much.

We seem to have hit a point lately where tentative conclusions drawn along the way are only being reinforced and supported by most new data coming in. Early adopters of suspicion are quieter now as the later adopters are filling in with links of their own. Again, I'm not trying to sound elitist (since I call myself an early adopter), but I am supremely glad that others who were once a little hesitant are seeing the information that shows the virus narrative to be riddled with holes. Something in the grass roots is shifting.

Those courageous doctors and other specialists who have continued to speak out on every platform they can find, have had an impact. I would love to see a forensic study some day of how well these messages from the underdog have fought with, and perhaps will even overcome completely, the establishment narrative.

What's especially encouraging is to see how many people in the US are choosing to be fired from their careers rather than take the experimental gene therapy. I think a lot of people who were keeping a low profile will be encouraged as we all lift our heads up and see how many of us there are.

It's even possible that the wannabe masters have overplayed their hand, and shown their cards too soon and too blatantly. The round of betting is not yet finished, and the ordinary people have some escalation remaining.

Posted by: Grieved | Sep 28 2021 15:45 utc | 239

One other point about the Spartacus narrative is that if we think of it as a psy-op, we can see how much of the information included for the appearance of authenticity is accepted as being widely known already.

In this light, the establishment isn't giving up many of its secrets since it acknowledges, deep in the situation room, that the rebellious people know it already.

If all this were the case, then it would be a milestone indicator of the true situation as seen by the controllers of the surface narrative. It would be an encouraging sign of failure on their part.

And given the information in Spartacus, and the information not in Spartacus, Ft. Detrick would be the dog that didn't bark in the night.

If all this were a psy-op.

Posted by: Grieved | Sep 28 2021 15:56 utc | 240

David G Horsman @ 165, on an ironic universe :- Yes, indeed. Both Old and New Testaments of the Bible are chockful of irony, and so are Plato's Dialogues. You cannot make your way through 'The Republic' without seeing that the 'perfect' state has become impossible to achieve. The subtleties begin as Plato decries the poets' depiction of the gods, while he himself can quote Homer up the wahzoo. And Lavrov, my favorite orator, would not survive without his ironic sense assisting him as he faces his interlocutors - that's totally biblical.

In the Bible it begins with Sarah - she overhears the angels telling Abraham he'll be the father of a nation, and being an elderly woman, she laughs. They accuse her of this, and she denies it. And they say "Yes, you did laugh." I think that's funny; it makes me laugh. And look, it's the beginning of the nation of Israel!

Maybe if they would laugh, they'd be kinder to their neighbors.

Posted by: juliania | Sep 28 2021 16:01 utc | 241

@ juliania 238
Yes, the several ways the Trump presidency fully exposed that the US is an oligarchy with the president himself leading the (beneficial) ongoing change from a unipolar world to a multipolar one.
And now we have a new president blathering about a US democracy (along with US allies), as if US citizens did all that. We're innocent!
It is amusing, methinks. But I naturally tend toward amusement. Life is too short to be taken seriously.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Sep 28 2021 16:08 utc | 242

re: update on vaccination status of Detective Gunderson, Washington State Patrol

Seattle's "independent" fishwrap had this to say regarding Detective Gunderson. Indeed, what everyone is inquiring to know is whether or not this healthy, 38 year old was vaccinated or not.

If he was not, as I have contended above, there would be no hesitance to link his unvaccinated status to this death in the articles announcing his demise in the proceeding days.

The fact that his vaccination status is mum in these MSM articles, IMO, clearly point to the probability that this man was INDEED vaccinated and that if word got out that this decorated public servant died from covid while vaccinated it would be a yuge blow to the pro-mandate side.

Shouldn't be long now. I pray someone in the family pipes-up on twitter or elsewhere so as to get to the bottom of this.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Sep 28 2021 16:57 utc | 243

As in "mRNA don't work" or "the strain is too old", Sanofi ditches its mRNA vaccin despite millions of doses already produced
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMCU_5UWKU0

Posted by: Tom2 | Sep 28 2021 17:09 utc | 244

@Grieved | Sep 28 2021 15:45 utc | 239

Thanks

Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 28 2021 17:19 utc | 245

The fact that his vaccination status is mum in these MSM articles, IMO, clearly point to the probability that this man was INDEED vaccinated and that if word got out that this decorated public servant died from covid while vaccinated it would be a yuge blow to the pro-mandate side.
Posted by: NemesisCalling | Sep 28 2021 16:57 utc | 243

The null hypothesis should be that he died as a result of vaccination, not from covid. After all, that seems to be the dominant trend. Therefore the key question is not whether he was vaccinated, but when he was vaccinated. Most likely within two weeks.

Posted by: BM | Sep 28 2021 17:56 utc | 246

@ 235

Check your arithmetic. Can you?

The calculations are meaningless unless you have a retransmission rate—- but already too late for that, you have an authoritative number from a Marxist authority in China so arithmetic does not matter.

If even 1% of the chattering classes were minimally numerate this house of cards would fall. No higher math required, just simple arithmetic.

Posted by: oldhippie | Sep 28 2021 18:44 utc | 247

I just want to say it is an interesting situation now with Putin wandering around Siberia, taking pictures and looking off into the distance, while his various minions step up and do the talking internationally.

Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 28 2021 18:46 utc | 248

@ Posted by: oldhippie | Sep 28 2021 18:44 utc | 247

Efficacy already accounts for transmission rate for the simple fact that they're the absolute infection rate (i.e. the chance you'll get infected by the virus at all - if you don't have the virus, by logic you can't transmit it). All the vaccines available have a 100% efficacy against grave cases.

Posted by: vk | Sep 28 2021 18:58 utc | 249

ADKC @227--

Thanks for your well reasoned reply!

I re-read Ehret's essay and note that we both favor the UN's SDGs that the Multipolar World are in tune with, with both Xi and Lavrov mentioning them in their UNGA speeches. I've previously linked to both the UN and Chinese sites dealing with their respective SDG plans. I clicked the link Ehret provides to COP-26 and note it relies on falsified economic numbers. I also take great exception to Ehret's doing the same as Big Hydrocarbon and slandering Michael Mann's scientific proof that resulted in the "hockey stick" diagram of CO2 increase whose veracity was proven in several courts of law within the USA and then attempts to create a straw man out of the supposed Climategate issue that has nothing to do with the issue at hand.

As you know, my overall focus is on the Big Picture and the geopolitical effort being made to defeat the Outlaw US Empire's attempt to attain Full Spectrum Dominance, and effort that's been defeated but not yet entirely squashed. What Western Neoliberals are trying to do is create a rent seeking opportunity through a carbon tax regime, which is part of their ongoing strategy that Hudson yesterday spelled out yet again, but that scheme was outed for what it is 10+ years ago. Currently, 2015's Paris Agreement is the primary international governance document dealing with the Climate Crisis and is tied into the 2030 SDGs:

"In December 2015, the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21/CMP1) convened in Paris, France, and adopted the Paris Agreement, a universal agreement which aims to keep a global temperature rise for this century well below 2 degrees Celsius, with the goal of driving efforts to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

"In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States express their commitment to protect the planet from degradation and take urgent action on climate change. The Agenda also identifies, in its paragraph 14, climate change as 'one of the greatest challenges of our time' and worries about 'its adverse impacts undermine the ability of all countries to achieve sustainable development'."

IMO, the point Hudson makes to Ross that Neoliberal gatekeepers will not allow any infrastructure to be built that they can't get a free lunch from is supremely important and is reflected in the very small amount of data and research done into SDGs for Angloland--only one major assessment was done for the Outlaw US Empire and that was in 2010. The EU currently has yet to become totally Neoliberalized as opposed to the Outlaw US Empire, the UK, Canada, and Australia, which is one reason why it appears to have been cast adrift with the sub deal. Neoliberals like Soros are behaving like crazed (normal) Monopoly players who want it all regardless of the costs but have yet to realize that most of the players have left the table and will no longer play their game.

Why does Ehret concentrate on 2009 when the current governing apparatus was agreed to in 2015 with its SDGs? The Multipolar World is being driven by them, not some Neoliberal plan.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 28 2021 19:06 utc | 250

@246 bm

Not necessarily.

It could be that the vaccine has the effect of undermining the natural immune response at the time of infection. It doesn't have to be that his death was a direct result (read: shortly after) his vaccination.

We shall see. The only reason I could see his vaccination status not emerging is that tptb would suppress it because of the negative effect on their ongoing attempt to mandate.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Sep 28 2021 19:15 utc | 251

I apologize if someone has raised this point for conjecture already. Is b telling us that the CIA is trying to kidnap or assassinate… Dutch PM Mark Rutte? If so, what the heck for? OK, b pointed out an article on Yahoo! News that he said was a must-read in big bold letters. He actually wrote “Today’s must read”. It’s all about the CIA’s attempts to defeat WikiLeaks and capture Assange. Then, that same day, the news media breaks with reports that Dutch PM Rutte is receiving increased protection due to a kidnapping threat from the Moroccan Mafia. … Can a mafia just kidnap a leader of a European country without the consent of the CIA or the US? Is anyone here from the Netherlands? Have the Dutch done something to American interests lately?

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Sep 28 2021 20:09 utc | 252

Okay, on a quick search the only idea I have is something to do with that cargo ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal, the Ever Given. It arrived in Rotterdam at the end of July, then went to Felixstowe in the UK in early Aug, and then to Hamburg and then back towards China. There wasn’t a little something extra in amongst the shipping containers? That concludes my attempts at wild conjecture.

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Sep 28 2021 20:35 utc | 253

karlof1 @235

"I clicked the link Ehret provides to COP-26 and note it relies on falsified economic numbers."

Ehret just links to the COP-26 page for reference, he is not endorsing COP-26 and certainly not the Anglo presidency which your statement seems to imply.

"I also take great exception to Ehret's doing the same as Big Hydrocarbon and slandering Michael Mann's scientific proof that resulted in the "hockey stick" diagram of CO2 increase whose veracity was proven in several courts of law within the USA and then attempts to create a straw man out of the supposed Climategate issue that has nothing to do with the issue at hand. "

There is no "also" about it - this is your only objection to Ehret's position. If the hockey stick was real we'd all be dead by now. What you fail to appreciate is that by advocating for the Climate-change agenda you are preparing the position to attack, marginalise or isolate China, after all, the reasoning will go, the Western powers have a responsibility to protect the planet.

"Why does Ehret concentrate on 2009 when the current governing apparatus was agreed to in 2015 with its SDGs? The Multipolar World is being driven by them, not some Neoliberal plan."

Ehret concentrates on COP14 because it has been the most significant to date - anything since has been in the context of COP14. A major trap was set by the west and China and India refused to play along and turned the tables on the US/West. Ehret is suggesting that COP26 will be another major arm twisting attempt by the west - we shall see what transpires.

Fundamentally, you need to reappraise your position on Climate Change. All the data comes from the UK, all the institutions and scientists are under the control of the west, when data doesn't suit the west they ignore or manipulate it. Either, the planet/humanity is at risk and faces doom by 2030 or it is not. If climate change is real (or, more accurately, if the western population believes it is real) then what action do you think might be endorsed as necessary in order to stop a country that isn't doing enough to protect the planet? And before you dismiss this, think what other option does the US/West really have other than keep on going down this path (i.e. the path of using the climate change agenda to control the other nations of the world) because they seem to have squandered everything else, even The Enlightenment itself!

Posted by: ADKC | Sep 28 2021 20:52 utc | 254

ADKC--

Nobody is saying "the planet/humanity is at risk and faces doom by 2030"--Nobody. Why would the vast a majority of the world's nations ascribe to development goals to attain by 2030 if doom was the forecast? The hockey stick looks dramatic but only because of what it depicts: The sharp upswing in the temperature anomaly since 1900 against the background of the previous 1000 years, and certainly doesn't indicate we'd all be dead now.

Climatic and oceanic environmental conditions are happening and I've been given a front row seat to see and experience what's happening. Big Hydrocarbons via their internal documents knew what was going to transpire just like Big Tobacco knew and hid their knowledge from the public so they could further maximize profits. Mann proved the veracity of his data in two courts of law and is vindicated; those who slandered him and his work paid and were forced to retract.

It's clear that the Outlaw US Empire will not stop trying to attain its #1 policy goal of Full Spectrum Domination of the Planet and its people even though it no longer has any conceivable chance of doing so, and I've described the disease controlling the actions of those pulling the strings--pleonexy--which has existed for several thousands of years. IMO, Neoliberalism is a form of Fascism, and both Russia and China see it that way too, thus their partnership to defeat it--again.

With the EU telling Russia to stay out of "our" Africa, the Big Picture becomes somewhat clearer as does the new Outlaw Anglo Empire Quad. It appears India will remain within Asia. Anti-Imperial sentiment was higher than ever at the UNGA while more nations queue to join the main Resistance Blocs. Yes, the struggle is titanic. But fortunately for humanity, the West is drowning in its own hubris. Reg Morrison was correct about the potential for humans to be a "plague species," but it appears only the fraction of humanity that believes the Establishment Narrative will suffer besides those already afflicted by the attempt at global control.

Posted by: karlof1 | Sep 28 2021 22:56 utc | 255

Out of curiosity, in youtube I put in the search term fuck amerika.
The result was surprising.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fuck+amerika

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 28 2021 23:35 utc | 256

From Karlofi's post.

"Pleonexia, sometimes called pleonexy, originating from the Greek πλεονεξία, is a philosophical concept which roughly corresponds to greed, covetousness, or avarice, and is strictly defined as "the insatiable desire to have what rightfully belongs to others", suggesting what Ritenbaugh describes as "ruthless self-seeking and an arrogant assumption that others and things exist for one's own benefit".["

Posted by: arby | Sep 29 2021 0:45 utc | 257

Everyday we hear gringo whinning
'We'r fighting the jew's wars, its all
Israel's wars'.....

jEWs/Aipac/Israel care only for the ME .
Or perhaps Pak, the only Muslim country with nuke.

War on Chinese has always been anglo saxon proj


From the original ENA right up to the current QUAD, FUKUSA, five eyes, nine eyes , 14 eyes ....its always five liars at the core with FUKUS AS RIng leaders. [1]

QUAD = FUSA [US, AUS] + jap [honorable whites ]+ Indians [dark aryan]

Here's the real deal..hardcore anglo saxon...
FUKUSA aka AUSUK

Its not only the ruling class mind u,
On grass root level, five liars consistently register the highest % of sinophobes in world polling.

If we need further proof,
Why do five liars politicos always win votes by promising to fix China. ?
Remember how the Clintons, Bushes, Obama, Trump, Biden tried to outdo each other on China bashing during election time ?
cuz it sells.

Exhibit A

Nikki Haley stokes anger at China to build 2024 election support

Bottom line,
Whether FUS is 'jew controlled' is moot.

ITS the people.....

LIke I always say, with rubes who sports bombthethreegorges as moniker,
who needs the Jews ?

gringo who cry 'its all Jew's wars, Israel's ears' while fantacising on bombing the three gorges are gawd damned hypocrites.
We see them every day in the forums.

Aussies are more honest, at least those thinking minority...

The message is clear. We are not part of the Asian region but are tied to a couple of fading countries that speak the same language and share many of the same prejudices. Most countries in our region do not want to take sides in a contest that is not theirs but Australia has taken sides with the losers. New Zealand has not joined us. ......... The not-so-holy defence trinity announced by Biden and his two offsiders is clearly designed to call on the faithful Anglos to bolster the US in its determination to prevent China dimming the American star. Australia will be a useful base and provide some token military assistance as in other US triumphs like Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. ........... In short, this deal will cost us a lot of money, a substantial loss of sovereignty, a lowering of our reputation in the world and the potential to get dragged into a war we should avoid.

But we will get our tummy tickled by our great white fathers.


[2]

[1]
https://restoreprivacy.com/5-eyes-9-eyes-14-eyes/

[2]
https://johnmenadue.com/the-deputy-sheriff-rides-again-with-aukus/


Posted by: denk | Sep 29 2021 3:00 utc | 258

At least there's still thinking Aussies, shrinking fast tho...

Feeding the ‘fat cats’ The recently announced AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine deal, aimed so overtly at China, has greatly undermined Australia’s security. It seems quite patently engineered by the US military-industrial complex, through the American/Australian intelligence community, which has manufactured the “threat from China” out of thin air. It has been unable to show a single instance of Chinese military aggression, citing instead China’s response to the massive buildup of US naval and air power in the South and East China Seas as a sign of Chinese “belligerence”. Freedom of navigation is vital to China’s trade, and the line-up of US naval might along its coast raises fear of a blockade. For China, it is a painful reminder of the “gunboat diplomacy” of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Now that the US military-industrial complex has lost the $300 million per day from the war in Afghanistan, it sees rich pickings in Australia—especially if it succeeds in provoking actual military conflict between Australia and China, in which many Australian assets would be destroyed and would have to be replaced under lucrative contracts to American armaments manufacturers. They have always been unconcerned about loss of life (900,000 in Afghanistan alone).

https://citizensparty.org.au/china-australia-squandering-40-years-goodwill

Posted by: denk | Sep 29 2021 3:36 utc | 259

psychohistorian #103

"We damn well better hope this Covid criminality blows up because if not then Big Pharma becomes the new MIC.....in case you are not paying attention."

Good one: perhaps we have weapons of mass disruption.

Seriously, the sooner Pfizer and its servants in government and the health industry are in the cells, the better.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Sep 29 2021 3:57 utc | 260

denk
Shrinking fast for sure.
Speaking from experience, it is not good to think.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 29 2021 4:12 utc | 261

Below is a posting by CarlID that he had trouble posting and I offered so here goes

"
B and Barflies,

I am sure I will get heavy flack from some here at MOA. I will respect the ignorance and/or biases of the critics to my posits.

I will not dwell on the hostility of the USA towards Haiti since 1803 which manifested itself through an embargo that lasted until 1865. The founding Fathers rejoiced after France’s imposition of an independence debt, which it compounded in 1915 through the sequestering of Haiti’s gold deposits at the Haitian National Bank and the imposition of a new debt based on the yet unpaid remnants due to France but at an interest rate 3% higher, this time, the creditors were US Banks.

In 1865, Lincoln repelled the embargo on Haiti and started diplomatic relations with the country.
Ever since the establishment of the Legation of the United States, and until 1945, Haiti was never able to elect the President it needed: Elections were indirect and the president was elected by the Senators. With its acquisitive power, the United States made sure only their candidates were elected and when this failed, the “undesirable”elected one was deposed by armed bands of “Cacos”, or by some form of execution even through things like the explosion of the national Palace or any other “happenstance”.

Superb candidates with great credentials were tossed aside in favour of mediocre or simply obedient ones to the detriment of all Haitians.

from 1910 to 1915, several convicted government officials were “elected” to the Presidency. None lasted a full year.The last one of that series, Vilbrun Guillaume Sam was instructed by “the Embassy” to select a number of family scions, imprison them and let the threat hang over their heads that at any attempt to revolt against him, they would be massacred. And this was done. 312 sons of the best families were massacred that fateful day. The enraged parents and the population at large seized the President who had taken refuge at the French Legation and shredded him to pieces.

The executing officers were tried during the US Occupation of Haiti and nothing came of it. The officers were absolved of any wrongdoing. Did anyone expect it to be different?

Much has been said about the Haitians thirst to destroy forests. First of all, the only vegetation left by the french colonisers were those that graced the mountains of the South Peninsula. The rest was razed to give way to the plantations that made St Domingue into the richest colony of the World, bar none.

But the US entrepreneurs are not free of guilt in the deforestation matter. In 1920, Mr J. J. White was granted ( at gunpoint of course) the exploitation of the Island of La Gonave, a jewel of a forrest comprised of Mahogany, Guayacan, and other precious hardwoods. In 1931, there was not a single tree standing. The Island was as bald as can be. All trees on it today grew after 1932.

There was also SHADA, a US company dedicated to the exploitation off the remaining evergreen forest to the south of the capital Port au Prince. There remains only memories of the “Foret des Pins” they massacred.

Back to the Us and politics.

In 1946, Dumarsais Estime was elected to the presidency despite muscled opposition from US firms such as Standard Fruit, Dole,United Fruit and others due to the support he received from the Levantine entrepreneurs. His Presidency was the Best one of the Century.. He repaid all debts and made infrastructure projects that were beneficial to the country. As such, he had to be removed and was deposed by then Commander of the Casernes Dessalines, Colonel Paul Eugene Magloire,

Maggiore replaced Estime after first degree elections organised by the Haitian Armed Forces put him in power. His was a corrupt Government but at least he built one of Estime’s projects, the Peligre Dam, Built, of course by a US Company. Holman and Moody., at a pretty penny, of course.

The country was on too good a road for the US. They had to get Haitians to hate each other as prescribed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: “we have to get the shoeless to hate those that have shoes, and get those that have shoes to hate each other…”

So, they Selected Dr. François Duvalier, a medical doctor post graduate of Michigan University that had an axe to grind with the Haitian Elite, in fact an aristocracy that was descended from the generals and officers that were granted domains by either Jean Jacques Dessalines or Henry Christophe. Trouble with these domains is that there were few labourers to exploit them so most of these landowners gravitated toward Politics. To promote land exploitation, President Jean Pierre Boyer instituted a program that permitted non land owners to claim any parcel they had been able to exploit successfully for a certain amount of time. “Prescriptive acquisition” it was termed.

But in 1956, many of these land owners were exploiting their domains, at least partially. However, Francois Duvalier, a first generation descendant of an immigrant from Martinique could never understand the subtle class discrimination he had been subjected to. He was the right man to destroy that Elite class that rejected him.

He was very successful destroying the Elite and his American tutors were very happy with him. He was their SOB so he could do whatever he pleased. Thousands died in horrible conditions.

But to his credit, he created several useful institutions, gave a sentiment of belonging to the peasants that had never been able to bear arms for the Republic by allowing them to serve in the VSN corps.
Electrified The Peligre Dam which brought 53 MW to add to the 10MW that the Usine d Eclairage Electrique of Shrewsbury delivered to Port au Prince.

To his discredit he decimated the cadres that Haiti had painfully accumulated during the years and Haiti was bereft of Doctors, Engineers, Agronomists, Veterinarians, Teachers, Nurses, administrative personnel who migrated to the States, Canada, France and the french speaking countries of Africa.

He then proceeded to prepare his succession and his son, Jean Claude Duvalier succeeded him as a much more benevolent President For life.

Many returned to Haiti during JC’s tenure and tourism was booming, production was good, the Economy was doing well, but, but JC did not want neoliberalism for Haiti. Therefore, he had to go.

Dissidents protected by the US Embassy started the motions that would lead to JC’s departure three years later.

Under the provisional Government headed By General Henry Namphy, the then Minister of Finances and Economy, Mr. Leslie Delatour, a Chicago Boy, did away with import permits, custom duties and every other shields benefitting or protecting local production. The year was 1986.

All the problems of today’s Haiti started right then and there.

The first to feel the impact of the new deregulation were the rice growers. Unable to compete with imported rice that sold for half theirs, unable to convert to other staples, they had no choice but abandon the land and flock to the cities and town in search of some subsistence.

Besides this, under the guidance of the AFL CIO, labour unrest began in earnest at the different export factories and the foreign companies operating them left the country towards the Dominican Republic. In a matter of 2 years, the export industries dwindled from 78000 direct jobs to less than 10,000. Tourism fell to zero. Local factories started feeling the pinch of the efforts made by the US to privatise electricity production. They managed to severely damage it without reaching their aim of owning the State Utilities or dominating the Energy market.

As a result, of all these cataclysms, Cap Haitian, went from 70,000 inhabitants to 650,000 in one year.
Saint Marc went from 110,000 to 450,000 in 9 Months. Idem for most towns in all departments.

Hungry mouths with no source of income generate delinquency. And this coupled to the destruction of the Haitian Army and its corps of Chiefs of Section and their deputies left the country with no guarantors of law and order. Even the few peasants left in the countryside that had cultivated some staples for their own consumption would see their crops robbed over and over again.

Of all the “elections” perpetrated after 1986, none were honest. The foreign community stamped its approval wantonly raising to power governments lacking legitimacy and they had a hell of a time governing among the shoals and dangers of the 1987 Constitution. Besides, propaganda originating in the fertile minds of the foreign “friends of Haiti” sidelined many possible candidates that could have impacted the country differently.

In 1995, with much fanfare, The US restored JB Aristide to power in order to grab the Iridium Haiti harboured. Swiss finance circles ascertain that 36billion USD of Iridium were collected and shipped to the uS in the first 6 Months of the restoration of JBA. The Clintons benefitted handsomely from JBA’s generosity with the TELECO sale, the gold concession at Mont-Organisé and other goodies.

These are the highlight of Haiti’s “descente aux Enfers.”

All these factors have contributed to the downfall of Haiti to the status of failed state.

The Core Group rejoices.

CarlD
"

Posted by: psychohistorian | Sep 29 2021 4:13 utc | 262

SCMP Sept 28, 2021: "What has caused China’s electricity shortages, and is Beijing’s carbon-neutral goal solely to blame?"

•Sixteen of mainland China’s 31 provincial-level jurisdictions are rationing electricity as they race to meet Beijing’s annual emissions reduction targets
•The price of thermal coal, used for power generation, has been soaring all year and hit new highs in recent weeks

https://archive.ph/rCgC7#selection-2709.8-2711.9

Posted by: Antonym | Sep 29 2021 7:17 utc | 263

Wuhan Institute of Virology Had Plans for Developing Covid-Like Virus | Truth Over News

New documents reveal Peter Daszak and the Wuhan Institute of Virology had submitted a proposal to the Pentagon in 2018 for the development of a Covid-like Virus.

The proposal included conducting risky gain-of-function experiments on existing high-risk viruses that had previously been discovered in Yunnan, China – almost certainly at the Mojiang Mine where three miners had died in 2012 with Covid-like symptoms.

Their plans included a blueprint for inserting a human-specific feature into an existing coronavirus, thereby making it more transmissible to humans.

Daszak also planned to mass vaccinate bats in the wild by spraying them with skin-penetrating aerosolized nanoparticles containing spike proteins.

The plans – which are a virtual recipe for creating a pandemic – were never disclosed by Daszak or by his collaborators.

Daszak's project "Defuse" (EcoHealthalliance) proposed this to DARPAs PREEMPT on March 14th 2018.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/wuhan-institute-of-virology-had-plans-for-developing-covid-like-virus-truth-over-news_4021679.html

Posted by: Antonym | Sep 29 2021 8:27 utc | 264

DARPA rejected it as too dangerous..
Did other WIV funders went ahead?

Posted by: Antonym | Sep 29 2021 8:36 utc | 265

Tomorrow is the start of Tokyo Game Show 2021 and the LDP internal election in Japan.

I hope Fumio Kishida wins.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 28 2021 3:56 utc | 211

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202109/1235465.shtml

Fumio Kishida won the leadership election of the Japanese ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Wednesday, assuring that he will become the next Japanese prime minister.

Wish granted?

Posted by: joey_n | Sep 29 2021 8:49 utc | 266

Peter AU1 #213

I guess if politicians were thrown into the juicer as well, the result would be political quackery juice.

More like a suppository smoothie.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Sep 29 2021 9:56 utc | 267

CarlID

and psychohistorian #262

Thank you for that utterly depressing history lesson. I guess one cannot expect too much joy from that ruined, raped land.

The world owes Haiti reparations for many decades and protection from the murderous jackals next door.

The story of the destruction of the forests was just so sad. As one who spent many decades fighting for forest preservation I can feel the desolation from the loss.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Sep 29 2021 10:12 utc | 268

https://japantoday.com/category/politics/Kishida-elected-LDP-leader

Fumio Kishida won.

This guy had some stuff against China, but he's by far the lesser evil compared to Taro Kono (American educated who wants american nuclear subs in Japan) and the female super-reactionary.

It seems Abe faction is defeated, for now.

There's still one more Japan election in November with Kishida facing off against Yukio Edano, but I think either of these guys are gonna be fine.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 29 2021 10:19 utc | 269

@ joey_n

Now I can safely watching Tokyo Game Show in peace, haha.

Time for a night with peanuts and rice wine.

Posted by: Smith | Sep 29 2021 10:23 utc | 270

Smoothie at his blog talks of sensor/data fusion and target solution....
Posted by: Peter AU1 | Sep 28 2021 5:24 utc | 216


Tomorrow 30 September marks the day when 6 years ago, I started feeling optimistic about world politics. I had just read at syrianperspective.com that Russian bombers had bombed in a precise manner about 10 targets in Syria. In my elation I thought "the Russians won't fuck around - these will be world cup, olympic level efforts" and so this has proven to be the case.

Putin is reported as saying "It is not Russia's job to save the world" But I would bet that in his head he continued "but it looks like we have to!"
Thank you so much Russia!



It's good to see China openly siding with Russia.
Posted by: Smith | Sep 28 2021 6:41 utc | 220

So, you have just noticed?


I very much doubt that the US president, UK PM etc and other elites get the same vaccine that plebs get. Either there is a separately developed vaccine that is safe, or more likely they are getting pure saline, since there is no need for the vaccine anyway. 3rd booster of saline won't do Biden any harm.
Posted by: BM | Sep 28 2021 12:44 utc | 229


How could we know? The Mistress of misleading statements HRH Lizardbreath when asked how her vaccination went, is reported as saying "Oh fine. I didnt feel a thing!"


.... Jacinda Ardern advocates leg irons for the unvaxxed. ...
Posted by: oldhippie | Sep 28 2021 12:45 utc | 230


I'm intrigued - any references?
So she's coming after me...that will teach me for verbalising on occaision, the scene of a 16 year old Cindy attired only in her father's work accessories...


...while his various minions step up and do the talking internationally.
Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 28 2021 18:46 utc | 248


I doubt Putin has this representing him -
minion
[ˈmɪnjən]
NOUN
a follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one.


Posted by: tucenz | Sep 29 2021 10:33 utc | 271

...while his various minions step up and do the talking internationally.
Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 28 2021 18:46 utc | 248

I doubt Putin has this representing him -
minion
[ˈmɪnjən]
NOUN
a follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one.

Posted by: tucenz | Sep 29 2021 10:33 utc | 271

I'm not used to such sensitivity about English usage these days, but OK. I'm sure he would not let any true minion anywhere near him. On the other hand, they better listen when he talks. He wants engagement, industry, attention paid.

The word was re-popularized by some cartoon a while back, IIRC. Never watched it I'm afraid.

On the other hand I doubt he needs to be defended from my slurs either.

I was wondering if he was just letting them take the spotlight for a bit, as any good leader would, or maybe he was up to something.

Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 29 2021 11:11 utc | 272

re: Bemildred | Sep 29 2021 11:11 utc | 272

"..I was wondering if he was just letting them take the spotlight for a bit, as any good leader would, or maybe he was up to something."

Probably both. Putin is always up to something - soon he has a birthday to celebrate!

Posted by: tucenz | Sep 29 2021 11:33 utc | 273

Probably both. Putin is always up to something - soon he has a birthday to celebrate!

Posted by: tucenz | Sep 29 2021 11:33 utc | 273

Yes, it got me thinking about a few years ago when I was 69, I went backpacking for the last time, with some friends ...

He's my kind of guy really. I wish I could see and do what he is seeing now, but nobody gets to do everything.

Posted by: Bemildred | Sep 29 2021 11:42 utc | 274

karlof1 @255

"Nobody is saying "the planet/humanity is at risk and faces doom by 2030"--Nobody.

That's not true. Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion are/were jumping up and down about "only 12 years to save the planet". I know (and you know) that's all bollocks.

You give far too much credence to Michael Mann and his hockey stick and you totally ignore the imagery of the upward curve that was used to convey a psychological impression on the western population (I don't know what impression it made outside the west - I suspect very little). You believe and I don't.

Everything you say about the data would be fine if the data wasn't manipulated (but it is) and was under the control of truly impartial bodies (but it isn't). What you are living in is a Baudrillard-type reality.

I used to have sympathy with the climate change agenda (at least on a precautionary basis) but now I see that it all a fake, but very dangerous, psyops directed against the China and the rest of the world. You should at least consider this aspect otherwise you may find yourself being part of a game that destroys your beloved China. And, if China cannot be brought to heal (by manipulation, revolution, war, isolation, etc.) then the climate change agenda will fall (as will all this nonsense about pandemics and vaccines) and, in my view, that would be a good thing!

Posted by: ADKC | Sep 29 2021 11:59 utc | 275

That's why you curb the pandemic:

Retailers’ Latest Headache: Shutdowns at Their Vietnamese Suppliers

Bad idea to get your factory out of China for a cheap political stunt.

--//--

Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions

Just as it starts to lecture the rest of the world on going green, the USA casually announces the extinction of 22 of its species, including one plant (how do you extinguish a plant?)

Posted by: vk | Sep 29 2021 12:44 utc | 276

vk @ 249

No, you do not understand the basics.These are not sterilizing vaccines. Were you keeping up at all you would have noticed that all parties are freely admitting the vaccines do not stop transmission, do not stop infection.

If you or anyone else here could do arithmetic it would be in your face clear that the retransmission rate is low and has been low since the beginning. Maximum cycle time, or generation time, is fourteen days. That is the quarantine period after which everyone agrees all clear, no further possibility of passing on an infection. Finer grained opinions vary, I will go with FLCCC and consider that most transmissions occur on days 5 through 7 of an infection. But no matter, this has been with us two years now. Absolute minimum of fifty generations have passed. Were the retransmission rate even 2 every person on the planet would have been infected long before 2020 had ended. The retransmission rate is not plausibly above 1.4 and is probably less. That is arithmetic. Arithmetic applies to delta and gamma and mu and lambda, all of which are just distractions.

Good thing the retransmission rate is low, with a rate as high as 2 there would be no possibility at all of control. With the nonsense publicized and pushed delta rates of 7 or 9 the whole planet would be infected in a couple of months. And that is not happening.

Using your examples of a 100% effective vaccine (which only exists in your imagination). Give such a vaccine to 50% of the population and not only are only half the population not transmitting, half the population is not receiving. Retransmission is cut by a factor of four. All that is needed is to get the retransmission rate below one. It would not take much of a vaccine or much acceptance of a functioning vaccine to end all this. Even wide usage of marginally effective therapeutics would end this, which is why all therapies must be destroyed by the gutter press.

This bar is elderly .What becomes clear is that most, almost all, of those here accepted the story of a simple infectious respiratory disease two years ago and then closed the door. No further information will come through. Not helped by all the barflies who just make up shit .Good and proper Marxist shit to be sure, the goal of preventing information exchange easily achieved. And also we do not wake up those slumbering at end of bar.

Posted by: oldhippie | Sep 29 2021 13:36 utc | 277

@ Posted by: oldhippie | Sep 29 2021 13:36 utc | 277

In the context of entire populations, they do. It is only from an individual standpoint that a vaccine doesn't entirely stop an infection (and, therefore, transmission, as we're talking about a human-to-human virus).

From the point of view of an individual, any vaccine that is not 100% efficient does not stop the infection. Even if a vaccine is 99% efficient, this individual will eventually get infected (and will, therefore, transmit it to others).

But, from the point of view of entire populations, they do stop infections and transmission. Statistics do catch up with the scale. The reason for that is that no human being visits every corner of the world, every time, instantly. Humans tend to have a radius of territory which it inhabits, e.g. a person that lives in the USA will tend to continue to live in the USA.

If a large enough population is vaccinated preferably at the same time, infections will go down over time. Eventually, this population will be free of the virus because R0<1.0. This is the principle of the cordon sanitaire: if a large enough population stays infecting less people than the number of already infected, it will eventually get rid of the virus. This is also the definition of herd immunity, that is, immunity that only exists circumstantially, by geographical isolation, not because the individual per se is immune to the virus. That's how we got rid of the likes of smallpox, measles, polio etc.

Posted by: vk | Sep 29 2021 13:48 utc | 278

Revolted with his employer's criminal propaganda warfare against China, veteran EFE journalists leaves agency:

Jornalista espanhol deixa a profissão indignado com guerra midiática contra a China

Posted by: vk | Sep 29 2021 14:00 utc | 279

A handy guide to the statistics of mask use.

The fourth, smallest finger (4), must have been designed to fit perfectly in the ear. It is even called the auricular finger (obviously made by intelligent design).
In a similar fashion the first (1. index) finger is perfect for putting into the holes in the nose. This is a natural function.
The second finger (2) has the function of making rude signs at authority or anyone else.
The third finger (3) has no real function, and is only there as a spare. It follows the others. Sometimes called the "ring finger" as it allows guidance by others.
*
It can be seen from the above that 25% of those wearing a mask are prepared to have their natural functions handicapped (Finger 1).
25% will make rude gestures in the direction of authority (Finger 2).
25% don't know why they are there, but will just follow the others anyway. (Finger 3)
25% do not want to hear anything, or learn anything, in case they have to use optional thought processes, for which they no longer have availabe credit. (Finger 4, stuck in ears).

*
You will notice that the above brief summary does not include the thumb. This is justified as the "Thumb" is part of the divine right of Kings, Despots and Ceasar. The aforesaid thumb being used to decide the fate of slaves in the arena by being pointed up or down.
Nowadays a crypto thumb has been invented for use on facebook and some forums. A version is even in use in large corporate sales organisations, where a random number from 1- to 10 is asked for, to determine the fate of the slaves. 1-9 is dismissal and 10 allows the slave to continue working at the same pace, and for the same remuneration until the next instance.
****

One only has to follow the science and it all becomes clear.

Posted by: Stonebird | Sep 29 2021 14:56 utc | 280

The Hill
kills.

For those not familiar with The Hill website
it is a Democratic-leaning (how far can you lean over and still call it leaning?),
free political campaigning site for Democrats (why don't campaign finance laws apply?).
And thus is Deep State supporting,
intelligence agencies supporting,
warmongering supporting,
and, of course, as is most of Washington,
Big Pharma supporting.

The Hill kills
Today the big, big main headline and article at TheHill.com
is disinformation about ivermectin.

Never to miss a chance at being ironic The Hill headline is:
Ivermectin disinformation leads to new kinds of chaos

--------
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Did I mention that The Hill is big on authoritarianism?
(No surprise, as Democrats support the corrupt and totalitarian DNC)

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/574397-ivermectin-disinformation-leads-to-new-kinds-of-chaos

From the article mentioned above:

...
It’s all raising questions about whether the government needs to do more to step in.

“The promise that there are miracle solutions to an illness is really persuasive,” Jennifer Reich, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Denver. “And the idea that individuals can manage their own health, if they read a lot, gather information and make their own decisions is really powerful.”

...
“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it,” the agency said on Twitter.

Got that?
You are not a horse nor a cow
you are a sheep.

Posted by: librul | Sep 29 2021 15:46 utc | 281

@Posted by: librul | Sep 29 2021 15:46 utc | 281

This part @281 was supposed to be in Blockquotes.


It’s all raising questions about whether the government needs to do more to step in.

“The promise that there are miracle solutions to an illness is really persuasive,” Jennifer Reich, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Denver. “And the idea that individuals can manage their own health, if they read a lot, gather information and make their own decisions is really powerful.”


...
“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it,” the agency said on Twitter.

Posted by: librul | Sep 29 2021 15:49 utc | 282

@karlof1 | Sep 28 2021 19:06 utc | 250

I also take great exception to Ehret's doing the same as Big Hydrocarbon and slandering Michael Mann's scientific proof that resulted in the "hockey stick" diagram of CO2 increase whose veracity was proven in several courts of law within the USA and then attempts to create a straw man out of the supposed Climategate issue that has nothing to do with the issue at hand.

It is somewhat disappointing that a well reasoned person is able to navigate through many years without noticing Michael Mann's well documented shenanigans.

One of the best scientists documenting Mann's fraudulent behavior is the Canadian Stephen McIntyre who has covered Mann's activities the last 20 years on his website Climate Audit https://climateaudit.org/

Some articles on Mann's activities
https://climateaudit.org/?s=Michael+Mann

Posted by: Norwegian | Sep 29 2021 15:52 utc | 283

Big sigh.

@Posted by: librul | Sep 29 2021 15:49 utc | 282

Something slipped thru the Blockquotes:

It’s all raising questions about whether the government needs to do more to step in.

“The promise that there are miracle solutions to an illness is really persuasive,” Jennifer Reich, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Denver. “And the idea that individuals can manage their own health, if they read a lot, gather information and make their own decisions is really powerful.”
...
“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it,” the agency said on Twitter.

Sorry about that.

Posted by: librul | Sep 29 2021 15:52 utc | 284

Posted by: vk | Sep 29 2021 14:00 utc | 279

Thanks for that bit of info, I checked Javier García twitter feed and the first thing that comes up is an article about Doctor Bethune, a Canadian that does great honor to that country and not that well known in Spain where he should be among his well known heroes, even though a thoroughfare in Málaga bears his name, an innovator that set up the first mobile transfusion clinic during our civil war.

Posted by: Paco | Sep 29 2021 16:00 utc | 285

vk @ 278

Whatever are you talking about? Measles is still very much with us. Smallpox and polio are human specific viruses. Coronavirus infects any mammal with suitable receptor sites and that would be most of them. The deer herd where I live does not spend much time in close contact with humans and they are all infected anyway. The number of pet deer and zoo deer that might visit with their wild cousins is very small. It is an airborne respiratory virus. Let that sink in.

Typical respiratory viruses come out the nose and mouth of a contagious person at the rate of 10 million a minute. Now put an infected person in an indoor space. Maximum viral shedding happens the first hours of being symptomatic, before the patient has had time to go home. Or to go home if they feel like being cooperative. Think you haven’t been in that indoor air? Unless you are entirely a hermit you have been there, repeatedly.

And learn what an exponent is. Think of it as chain multiplication. It is not a complex concept. Just sit down with a calculator and go through powers of seven. Remember each contagious deltoid allegedly infects seven new patients. Tell me how long until we are all infected. Yes, when all the humans in a given cohort are infected the contagion hits a dead end. In practice with anything as wildly contagious as an R of 2 the disease spread is unstoppable. If you understood multiplication you would know that 100% of what you are fed about the Black Death is rubbish. And would stop saying so many silly things.

Posted by: Oldhippie | Sep 29 2021 19:02 utc | 286

@ Posted by: Oldhippie | Sep 29 2021 19:02 utc | 286

Did you understand my comments? I told you exactly that. For god's sake, man, have some reading and comprehension capacity.

Posted by: vk | Sep 29 2021 19:09 utc | 287

Peter AU1 @Sep27 22:14 #191:

... these vaccines, more so Pfizer, are protection from a yet to be released strain or perhaps another pathogen entirely.

This is a concern of mine as well. It is a logical suspicion given what we know.

I have hinted at this at moa before (when I pointed out that US Military funded mRNA tech) but it never sparked any debate/conversation.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 29 2021 19:50 utc | 288

Grieved @Sep28 1:54 #206:

Yes, it almost seems Q-ish ... one can call the whole thing a psy-op in order to reinforce the urban legend against the Wuhan lab, and divert the path well away from Detrick.

"Spartacus" makes several mistakes and exaggerations. IMO it's not just a diversion. He/she/they are just adding to the smoldering populist revolt by the right that is nurtured by the Deep State and controlled by their operative, DJ Trump.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 29 2021 20:00 utc | 289

Blue Dotterel @Sep28 6:13 #219

Chris Hedges fails to see the Deep State nurturing both sides via faux populist leaders as well as their clear preference for the right (as the left is made to look ridiculous, corrupt, and traitorous).

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 29 2021 20:09 utc | 290

Don Bacon @Sep28 16:08 #242:

Yes, the several ways the Trump presidency fully exposed that the US is an oligarchy with the president himself leading the (beneficial) ongoing change from a unipolar world to a multipolar one.

Huh? Trump, who is a Zionist-friendly/Empire-friendly oligarch, was working against US interests to hasten a multi-polar world?

Maybe you haven't thought this thru. Maybe you haven't considered that recognizing problems doesn't mean that you side against controlled oppposition that won't recognize the problems. They have simply made their faux populist puppet/operative look smarter and more realistic than the (hated) Left.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 29 2021 20:24 utc | 291

William Gruff @Sep27 1:22 #86:

Many people voted for Trump because it was OBVIOUS that the establishment intended for them to vote against him. Working people voted for Trump to SABOTAGE the system; to be disobedient, not because they really thought Trump would do anything for them.

Gruff doesn't care to see that the voting public was played.

He wants us to believe that "the elites" lost control of the process. That they couldn't see that establishment support for Hillary would cause a backlash.

Gruff also ignores other evidence of a 'fixed' election: 1) Trump's easy win over seasoned Republican candidates; Bernie Sander's uncompetitiveness; and Hillary's nonsensical mistakes (despite her many advantages) - she alienated progressives, 'deplorable' whites, and blacks.

=
William Gruff @Sep27 14:43 #150:

The resident bunny's principal thesis is that the elites and their very obedient establishment in government and mass media and corporate management wanted Trump as President in 2016 rather than Clinton.

Gruff makes it seem that "elites" (he can't seem to bring himself to say "Deep State" or "Deep State Empire Managers") were engaged in a popularity contest. That would be a foolish way to run an Empire. LOL.

The Deep State chose Trump because they needed MAGA patriotism to meet the challenge from Russia and China. This was Kissinger's prescription in August 2014 as described in his WSJ Op-Ed (10 months later, Trump was the MAGA candidate and romped through the Republican contest).

Gruff knows this point because we've debated it many times. His failure to acknowledge it does a disservice to readers but as it's a clear reason why the Deep State would chose Trump over Hillary. Can anyone imagine Hillary as a populist? But she makes a great foil for one.

=
Trump's sincerest desire to represent the interests of the elites does not negate his utility as a human hand grenade employed by American voters to wreck the elites' plans.

Gruff thinks voters matter ... somehow. How quaint.

Once again, Gruff exhibits his selective memory/spin as he someone forgets the ties that all recent President's have to the Deep State; how GWBush 'won' in 2001; how faux populist Obama was positioned to win in 2008, etc. When all is considered, it's clear that the Deep State controls the Presidency and decides who sits in that chair.

=
... things have absolutely not been going as the elites expected since 2016.

Well, that's to be expected when the Deep State hubris caused them to be back-footed by their adversaries. But don't worry/sarc ... it's all being hung around the neck of the (hated) Left - despite the fact that it was progressives that warned against sending factories to China, warned against global wars of conquest, warned against massive wealth inequality, etc.

=
Trump's win helped turn the klieg lights on CRT. How is that in the interests of the elites?

A populist revival of the right is in the interest of "the elites" and the Deep State.

Gruff does a disservice in accepting and pushing MSM interpretations of who "the elites" are and what they want.

=
That hysteria was absolutely real.

Wait ... what?

Gruff acknowledges that Trump served the Deep State and the establishment ... yet claims that they were genuinely agitated by Trump to the point of hysteria?

Either it's all a ruse, or ... Well, there is no "OR" that makes sense.

!!

Posted by: Jackrabbit | Sep 29 2021 21:53 utc | 292

Jackrabbit wrote:

Gruff makes it seem that "elites" (he can't seem to bring himself to say "Deep State" or "Deep State Empire Managers") were engaged in a popularity contest. That would be a foolish way to run an Empire. LOL.

The Deep State chose Trump because they needed MAGA patriotism to meet the challenge from Russia and China. This was Kissinger's prescription in August 2014 as described in his WSJ Op-Ed (10 months later, Trump was the MAGA candidate and romped through the Republican contest).

Gruff knows this point because we've debated it many times. His failure to acknowledge it does a disservice to readers but as it's a clear reason why the Deep State would chose Trump over Hillary. Can anyone imagine Hillary as a populist? But she makes a great foil for one.
___________________________________________________________________

I think this an accurate analysis of what happened. It explains it all perfectly in a nutshell.

Gruff on the other hand pretty much gets everything wrong. Its doubtful anybody could be much more wronger if they were trying to be.
Gruff's assertions that the elites care about critical race theory is just one example of his amplified wrongness...

Critical race theory, Abortion, gun control, LGBTQ rights, wokeism etc, etc are all issues that the elites care about only because these are issues that are used to brainwash morons like Gruff. The goal of the elites is to get the populace squabbling over these ridiculous issues (and nobody wants to squabble about these issues more than Gruff does).

And more important than getting people to waste their energy squabbling over issues that the elites could care less about is to get them divided 50/50 over these types of issues that are really meaningless to the elites.

And that is the important point once you have the populace equally divided into two pools of thought then it is very easy to control the entire populace because it takes very little to tip the balance in whatever direction is desired. That is the beauty of democracy if the populace is made up of people with brains of jello.

Posted by: jinn | Sep 29 2021 22:47 utc | 293

librul | Sep 28 2021 9:55 utc | 225

Speaking of nano:

Interfacing Graphene-Based Materials With Neural Cells

Front Syst Neurosci
. 2018 Apr 11;12:12. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2018.00012. eCollection 2018.

Abstract

The scientific community has witnessed an exponential increase in the applications of graphene and graphene-based materials in a wide range of fields, from engineering to electronics to biotechnologies and biomedical applications. For what concerns neuroscience, the interest raised by these materials is two-fold. On one side, nanosheets made of graphene or graphene derivatives (graphene oxide, or its reduced form) can be used as carriers for drug delivery. Here, an important aspect is to evaluate their toxicity, which strongly depends on flake composition, chemical functionalization and dimensions. On the other side, graphene can be exploited as a substrate for tissue engineering. In this case, conductivity is probably the most relevant amongst the various properties of the different graphene materials, as it may allow to instruct and interrogate neural networks, as well as to drive neural growth and differentiation, which holds a great potential in regenerative medicine. In this review, we try to give a comprehensive view of the accomplishments and new challenges of the field, as well as which in our view are the most exciting directions to take in the immediate future. These include the need to engineer multifunctional nanoparticles (NPs) able to cross the blood-brain-barrier to reach neural cells, and to achieve on-demand delivery of specific drugs. We describe the state-of-the-art in the use of graphene materials to engineer three-dimensional scaffolds to drive neuronal growth and regeneration in vivo, and the possibility of using graphene as a component of hybrid composites/multi-layer organic electronics devices. Last but not least, we address the need of an accurate theoretical modeling of the interface between graphene and biological material, by modeling the interaction of graphene with proteins and cell membranes at the nanoscale, and describing the physical mechanism(s) of charge transfer by which the various graphene materials can influence the excitability and physiology of neural cells.

Posted by: pogohere | Sep 30 2021 2:30 utc | 294

For us Catholics, here is a wonderful article I stumbled upon on the current crisis of Traditionalists vs. Reformers (Vatican II) and how the Latin Mass has been weaponized to undermine unity in the Church. This rival antagonism has all the hallmarks of the Republican versus Democrat Kabuki theater while ignoring greater issues facing the Church and humanity, such as the JQ.

Me being a recent convert to the Church, I have to say that I am still learning its vast history, lost and quiet like a mouse in all of its current uproar.

I have seen the man who curates culturewars before, E. Michael Jones, however. Looks like I have a new outlet to peruse. More reading for me.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Oct 1 2021 2:10 utc | 295

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