by Brandon Smith
It is widely expected that as sanctions snowball between Russia and the U.S. that the dollar will end up on the chopping block. China has asserted its support for Russia in opposition to NATO interference in Ukraine. The stage has been set. I have warned for quite some time that the development of East/West tensions would be used as a cover for a collapse of the dollar system. I have warned that among the American media this collapse would be blamed on an Eastern dump of foreign exchange reserves and treasuries, resulting in a global domino-effect ending U.S. world reserve status. In turn, the international community would be conditioned to see this as the mere bumbling of a spoiled America gone power-mad, rather than the result of a covert program of economic destabilization. This might lead to all-out war or a fiscal firestorm that leaves much of the world crippled and desperate for aid.
In either case, the elitist plan is to use scapegoats and false enemies to draw our attention away from the real culprits: the international banks themselves. Make no mistake: This fight is not about President Barack Obama, it is not about Putin and it is not even about the Federal Reserve. These men are tools, errand boys, public mascots. Do not be fooled by the global stage play being perpetrated. Whatever happens in Ukraine and whatever happens between Russia, China and the West, there are only two real sides to this battle: the elitist establishment, and those who are smart enough to recognize their poison.
Despite popular belief, very few things in our world are exactly what they seem. That which is painted as righteous is often evil. That which is painted as kind is often malicious. That which is painted as simple is often complex. That which is painted as complex often ends up being disturbingly two dimensional. Regardless, if a person is willing to look only at the immediate surface of a thing, he will never understand the content of the thing.
This fact is nowhere more evident than in the growing “tensions” between the elites of the West and the elites of the East over the crisis in Ukraine.
I am continually astonished at the refusal of many otherwise intelligent people to consider the evidence or even the possibility that there is, in reality, no fundamental political or philosophical conflict between the power brokers of the East and the West. As I outlined in great detail in Russia Is Dominated By Global Banks, Too, the truth is they are both working toward the same goal; and both ultimately benefit from an engineered and theatrical display of international brinksmanship.
Russia, like the United States, is utterly beholden to globalist financiers through organizations like the International Monetary Fund and the Bank for International Settlements. Russia’s global economic adviser in matters ranging from investment image to privatization is none other than Goldman Sachs.
WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION (part of an excellent 3 book expose. Anthony Sutton was a Hoover Fellow at Stanford until he wrote this trilogy exposing the NWO and was kicked out.)
When you’re dead, you don’t know you’re dead. People around you feel it, though. It’s the same when you’re stupid.
Civilization is an expression of patriarchy. The current version of industrial civilization benefits a few Caucasian men at the expense of every other living being. Most civilized people believe this set of living arrangements is wonderful.
If you are reading these words, you benefit from imperialism. American Empire is real, and it covers the globe. There is no escape.
The two dominant political parties in the United States represent twin cheeks on the same ass. If you believe the next person to occupy the Oval Office will improve the situation for the masses, then you do not understand the issue. Elizabeth Warren, or any other “progressive” candidate (i.e., contemporary neo-conservative) — the next great hope of many forgetful Democrats — will prove as disappointing as the current president to these deluded, die-hard
The United States is dominated by a corporate government and corporate media. When greed is your only god, sociopaths assume control. We’re there, fully embedded within patriarchal fascism. The standard response of my fellow citizens: “I want more. I deserve more.” Apparently I occupy the land of the me and home of the crave.
The big banks have run this country for a very long time. They orchestrate everything from laundering drug money to cracking down on any form of resistance. They’ve been in charge for a very long time. Few notice, and even fewer care.
The American system of public education is designed to “dumb down” the populace. Critical thinking belongs to a bygone era. Nearly every one of the so-called, self-proclaimed teachers I know refuses to acknowledge reality on this issue. And most other matters, for that matter. These teachers are paid to think, and also to teach others how to think. They have overwhelmingly failed, and they continue to fail.
The prison-industrial complex, like almost every other aspect of American culture, is designed to enrich the wealthy and enslave the poor. Some people claim the system isn’t working. Au contraire: It’s working as planned, as indicated by the beneficiaries of American Empire.
Monogamy and the marriage-industrial complex are part and parcel of patriarchy. The dominant paradigm is not superior to other ways of living. Deep down inside, you surely understand.
We cannot sustain the unsustainable, including civilization. Nor should we attempt to do so. Civilization requires tremendous violence. Industrial civilization is the most violent version yet.
American exceptionalism is a myth. American military power, largely supported by willfully ignorant taxpayers, is necessary to maintain American lifestyles, including grid-tied electricity, the modern banking system, and all that follows.
Abrupt climate change is under way. Global climate change causes suffering and death of humans and other organisms. There is no escape.
Net energy decline is under way and soon will contribute to the early death of most humans on Earth. Fossil fuels have peaked and the Age of Expansion has been replaced with the Age of Contraction. The Age of Conquest has nearly reached its overdue end.
Collapse of industrial civilization is under way and will be complete soon. When collapse is complete, the world’s remaining nuclear power plants will melt down catastrophically, thus shortening the lives of many humans and other organisms. There is no escape.
The interaction between anthropogenic climate change and collapse of industrial civilization affects every aspect of human life in the industrialized world. There is no politically viable approach to addressing either issue, much less the interaction between them.
Many centuries ago, Plato presciently wrote a line that resonates strongly with me: “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.” Indeed, we’ll disparage them by, paradoxically, referring to them as “truthers.” We will therefore remain in the shadows of our cave of blissful ignorance.
Corruption. It is everywhere we look, in every level of society from dog catcher to top dog. Whether it’s price gouging on the goods you sell, or selling wars of conquest with a pack of transparent lies; corruption has not only assimilated human culture, it has indeed become the very foundation on which all else is built. The system isn’t broken, it was intentionally designed to function as it does. The fix is in, you really can’t fight city hall; and you as a citizen cannot sue the government of the united states, unless it grants you permission to do so. And still, we just silently accept this dystopian nightmare generation after generation. We’re not being so complacent because we think it will all some day go away, no…we’re mostly just holding out long enough to get our own share of the pie, because everyone knows that the merits of fair play are for fools.
Why in the hell should a kid stay in school, study and fight uphill to make something for himself on minimum wage (if lucky); when he can sell drugs on any street corner in America and make hundreds if not thousands of dollars a week?? This is the mindset that undermines the illusion at every level. Those are real, tangible dollars – and it’s so blessed easy! Whether on the street corner, or in the executive boardrooms high above; the promise of quick riches and a shortcut to success is all the temptation most people need to forsake any claim on integrity, and follow the siren song of corruption. Some people resist the temptation longer; until some unexpected emergency arrives along with the opportunity, and their “little voice” inside is telling them that everyone else is doing it so why not?
Where the psychopathic executives & politicians never spend a moment reflecting on how their corruption affects people; the average person with a basically good heart gets consumed with such thinking. Why not cook the books a little, or hide assets, or push thru a deal that turns your stomach – if it’s the difference of whether your family eats or not, or even has a home? The very pervasiveness of corruption constantly seeks to suck in all within reach just like a black hole.
There are of course many who never succumb to the allure of corruption at all, but instead are screaming their lungs out in the fight against it. We never actually see these folks though, being as the system routes them to the psychiatric ward straight away. They’re still chasing after Michael Moore. Along with you can’t fight city hall, we hear other mantras of conformity such as Don’t rock the boat, and of course the old standard, Go along to get along. Standard programming for the masses from the great shining lie. Subconsciously we use these mantras to ease our conscience each time we are tempted & tainted by corruption. We know that lying is wrong and that we should never do it; yet the average person cannot get thru the week without at least a couple of little white lies tossed into the mix for whatever motivation. When our politicians and corporations are never held accountable for the world class lying they do every day the average person has a hard time drawing the line. It has become part of our society to lie and deceive: so much so in fact that at any given time the average person is just two decisions away from benefiting from corruption.
Of course corruption is nothing new, I for one suspect it has always been a part of human nature. Mozi (470 BC – 391 BC) was a Chinese philosopher during the hundred years school of thought period, in the era of warring states. Founding the school of Mohism, Mozi fought against corruption and for Humanism & freedom of the individual. He emphasized self-reflection and authenticity rather than obedience to ritual and dogma. Lamentably Mozi and his teachings did not survive the burning of books and burying of scholars when the legalist Qin dynasty came to power.
You see it is the very nature of corruption that it cannot permit any opposing voices; because those who corrupt know full well that if fair play & honesty were invoked they would never stand a chance. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely!! Take Monsanto for example; if GMO’s are healthy and harmless as they claim, then why is everything they do shrouded in secrecy and corruption? Why did they seek & receive immunity from prosecution or lawsuits? Why is Monsanto so heavily entwined into our federal government?
Transhumanism continues unregulated, unabated, and unknown to most that Nature is being altered, never to return to its original state and form.
Via: U.S. News and World Report:
Move over, Frankenstein! Your 21st-century counterpart has just been announced.
In true sci-fi fashion, a team of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, Calif., has created a brand-new bacteria based on a genetic structure found nowhere on Earth.
According to lead researcher Floyd Romesberg, the feat involved artificially engineering a unique combination of DNA material — a combination not found in any living creature — and then successfully inserting it into a living cell that usually contains only natural combinations of DNA.
“Life on Earth in all its diversity is encoded by only two pairs of DNA bases, A-T and C-G,” Romesberg explained in an institute news release. “And what we’ve made is an organism that stably contains those two plus a third, unnatural pair of bases.”
A collaborative project led by 13 federal agencies and five years in the making, the assessment is available for browsing on a very user-friendly website. Here’s what I gleaned on the challenges to agriculture posed by climate change:
Iowa is hemorrhaging soil. A while back, I wrote about Iowa’s quiet soil crisis. When heavy rains strike bare corn and soy fields in the spring, huge amounts of topsoil wash away. Known as “gully erosion,” this kind of soil loss currently isn’t counted in the US Department of Agriculture’s rosy erosion numbers, which hold that Iowa’s soils are holding steady. But Richard Cruse, an agronomist and the director of Iowa State University’s Iowa Water Center, has found Iowa’s soils are currently disappearing at a rate as much as 16 times faster than the natural regeneration.
California, our vegetable basket, will be strapped for irrigation water. California is locked in a severe drought. I recently noted that farmers in the state’s main growing region, the Central Valley, are responding by rapidly drawing down underground water stores to keep their crops irrigated. The main driver: Farmers count on snow melt from the Sierra Nevada mountains to supply the state’s vast irrigation networks—and this year, the snows barely came. According to the report, as the weather warms up, they—and other farms in the Southwest—can expect much less snow going forward.
(Governor Whitman of NJ declared the “All Safe” just 4 days after 9/11 even though she and everyone else knew WTC 1 & 2 was LOADED with asbestos and other highly toxic gases and debris in the air after 9/11. Does anyone give a shit about the heroes that were are still being sacrificed for imperial empire building?)
by Zen Gardner
Not everyone is aware that WTC Building 7 collapsed on the afternoon of 9/11 – never mind that it fell into its own footprint at free fall speed. There were a few office fires but no plane hit that high rise building – nor could those fires have caused a global collapse.
How do you explain this? Or the central crimp at the top characteristic of a controlled demolition, as are the exploding windows on in-line floors before and during the collapse?
And why does WTC owner Larry Silverstein go on record saying they made the decision to “pull it” and at that time the entire building collapsed?
[More on the freefall of Building 7 HERE.]
* Note the new owner of the WTC Larry Silverstein, who made billions on the extra insurance he took out just prior to 9/11, saying they decided to “pull it” – clear demolition language.
No steel building had ever collapsed from fires ever before 9/11. Nor have they since nor new restrictions applied. Yet on that day 3 major landmarks came straight down at freefall speed. Not only that, but the twin towers were so pulverized that nothing identifiable was in the rubble except a few small fragments. No furniture, appliances, carpeting, nothing.
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