Why beat around the bush? What we don’t know—or what we refuse to face—can kill us, and is killing us.
1. From John Kirby:
SHORT ANALYSIS OF A FOUR-PRONGED PARADIGM ATTACK
1- The biological/psychological, beginning with whatever the virus is, which kills very selectively with the help of protocol ventilator abuse and preexisting chronic disease in an unhealthy population (and likely regardless of “distancing”). Since actual deaths are quite low and likely not beyond the statistical norm, this aspect of the attack has been largely psychological. The actual illness, however caused, could be a precursor or set-up for what is likely the real population reduction engine, the vaccine.
2- The political, massive “wartime unity” effect (“alone together”); the obvious effects of lockdown and “distancing” on dissent, which are further enabled by
3- The financial, the massive wealth transfer, the penury of the middle class and destruction of small business and small farms, the periodic need to “pop and bail” the bubble-finance economy, trillions in pyramid schemes propped up once again, debt peonage for the many. Universal Basic Income a subsidy to corporate wages and dependent on good behavior, the “dull compulsion of the economic” for the masses, enforced by
4- The biomedical/biometric, “immunity cards”, subcutaneous chips, “digital certificates”, “quantum tattoos” and possible nanotech vaccines that are either poison, reactive to a further viral/chemical attack or filled with “bots” that can be accessed by the WiFi/cellular network to achieve injury, death or compliance through one technique or another.
I think they had a number of pressing reasons to “unzip” this paradigm attack, one of the keys being the rise of automation and AI creating profit pressure to reduce the superfluous workforce, leading to the rise a technocratic-“socialist” state of entrained consumers and/or massive population reduction.
Also, as per history, people were getting restive again (Yellow Vests, et. al.) and the expanded consciousness that the Internet can provide was creating broad distrust of authorities.
They have revealed themselves as a global power structure, in my view, and as one theorist says, have “closed the door behind them”. This is it. However, though they are way ahead of us, we are still stronger if we recognize it. As Marx (I think) said, we could rise up and shake them off like a dog shakes off its fleas, if we dared… and some people are daring. See Germany, Michigan, Ohio.
As any and all political-economic models are overshadowed by ultra-high tech, it might be that the only solution is some kind of decentralized agrarian tech-selective model. Otherwise it’s Faust, Faust, Faust…
2. From Dick Atlee:
There is so much information coming across my path these days that it is hard to pick and choose what might be of interest to people on this list — so many possible recommendations, and I just haven’t been able to get around to sharing it. So this note is just a heads-up, without the voluminous supporting documentation that some might rightfully demand. I hope I’ll be able to send some of that out later.
I’m sending this now because there is so much talk starting about how things will manage to return to something like they were “before.” Sometimes it feels like that, at least for those of us fairly well off in whatever makes it possible to get through this with just inconveniences.
(And for people like me, who live on a state pension, the stock market crash may force states to renege on pension obligations.) But, in fact, things will not be the same, because of larger forces at work that don’t seem to rise above the shallow virus-as-health-threat-and-inconveniencer mainstream news coverage.
There are two main interrelated themes:
(1) the virus as cover for massive changes in the financial system that, of course, benefit the incredibly wealthy and powerful and aim in the direction of beggaring the rest of us, and
(2) the large-scale effects that the lockdown-induced removal of workers from their workplaces is going to have on the future of those workers and workplaces.
(1) is being forwarded in part by the Fed’s creation or augmentation of a variety of financial manipulation tools. Two good sources for information on this are James Corbett’s interview with John Titus (who has been putting out a video series called “Mafiacracy Now”), and James’s recent “The Greatest Depression” episode (with extensive documentation show notes):
Regarding (2), many businesses still operating (particularly in retail — e.g., Walmart, Amazon, fast food) are finding the solution to their manpower problems is robotic technology. It solves social distancing problems and reduces the costs and vicissitudes associated with human employees. Sales of robotics products are soaring. Before the virus struck, it had been predicted that as many as half of all jobs existing now would be gone by 2050, but the move to automation underlying this has been greatly accelerated by the lockdown. When people go back to their jobs, many will find the jobs no longer there.
The “solution” to this — now already in effect in Spain and being considered all over Europe — is Universal Basic Income (UBI). The idea has been around for a long time (and advocated by many of us “progressives”, but it has become the darling of the billionaire class because the social unrest that automation will unleash might become a problem for them. The haggling over the U.S. stimulus payment that settled on a one-time (or maybe even periodic) $1200 payment shows how out-of-touch the ruling class is with the financial realities of the vast majority of working people. But it is that ruling class will be deciding what our UBI is.
THE BIG ONE: But the truly threatening reality inherent in the UBI is that it is the government that will be dishing it out. The same government that is possessed of an armamentarium of increasingly sophisticated tracking technology, already in use in many places in the U.S., to see who is getting too close to whom, or going to places or doing things they “hadn’t ought to.”
Some people will say, “I have nothing to hide.” But China is the test bed our government is eagerly watching, and in China what you get to do, where you can go (even out of your house: “lockdown”), and what your income opportunities are, are now tied to your “social credit score,” which is tied to how well you follow the government’s mandates.
The social credit score is essentially a push of a button away in the U.S. and actively being talked about by policy think tanks. If you eventually don’t have an independent job, and are reliant on whatever pittance-level UBI the powers that be will have decided to dole out to you, you have become what used to be called, in blunt terms, a slave. What will you do if that UBI is cut off for bad behavior?
Think about Bill Gates, as described in my previous note. He is one of those waiting in the wings to help define good behavior. And he wants it to be worldwide.
Again, James Corbett does a masterful job of laying bare the reach of this problem in his recent “Corona World Order” episode:
Part of his concern is the way in which all this provides fodder for those wishing to centralize power in an increasingly globalized from. So you can skip the first 6:20 which he spends taking to task those who think the chaos of the virus has disadvantaged the globalist agenda. The meat of his message starts at about that time, and you NEED to be aware of it as you watch things unfold.
The final straw to this dystopic vision is provided by what appears to have been a fundamental misconception of how the pandemic has been playing out that has driven the policy response. If true, it will have caused us to lose the opportunity for a reasonable level of real “herd immunity” (as opposed to the fictitious vaccine version), and condemned us to one or more repeated surges of disease and more lockdowns that will further enable the processes described above.