Supply Chain Problems Will Persist Because The System Is Being Sabotaged

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, the executive vice president of UPS asserted that “regionalization” of the supply chain is critical to economic stability as geopolitcal conflicts expand. The word “regionalization” is basically a code word to describe decentralization, a concept which the UPS representative obviously did not want to dive into directly. Almost every trade expert and industry insider is admitting that supply chain problems are going to persist into the foreseeable future, and some are starting to also admit (in a roundabout way) that localized production and trade models are the key to survival.

This is something that I and many other alternative economists have been talking about for a decade or more. The globalist dynamic of interdependency is a disaster waiting to happen, and now it’s happening. Without decentralized mining of raw materials, local manufacturing, locally sourced goods, local food production and locally integrated trade networks there can be no true stability. All it takes for the system to implode is one or two crisis events and the economy’s ability to meet public demand stagnates. The system doesn’t completely stop, but it does slowly shrivel and degrade.

The war in Ukraine has been the go-to scapegoat the past few months for supply chain disruptions, but these issues started long before that. Years of central bank stimulus and fiat money creation have triggered the inevitable landslide of inflation/stagflation that alternative economists have been warning about.

Price inflation is a direct contributor to production declines and supply chain disruptions because costs continually rise for manufacturers. Also, wages of workers cannot keep up with rising prices, inspiring many employees to quit and look for work elsewhere, or attempt to live off of government welfare. All of this leads to less supply, or slower production and thus, even higher prices.

We were right, the mainstream media was wrong (or they lied).

New York Times contributor Paul Krugman claimed that “no one saw this coming” when he was recently forced to admit that he was wrong on inflation. This is the same thing MSM economists said after the credit crash of 2008. It was a lie back then and it’s a lie now. Plenty of people saw it coming; we’ve been repeating our warnings for years, but they didn’t want to listen or they did not want us to be heard.

Krugman is perhaps the worst and most arrogant economist/propagandist in the US, and though he belatedly acknowledged the inflation and supply chain threat after arguing for the past two years that it was “transitory,” he now claims that the traditionally accepted indicators of recession “don’t matter” anymore and that there is no downturn. How many times can this guy be proven ignorant and still keep his job?

It’s this kind of disinformation that keeps the public in the dark on what is about to happen. Maybe it’s because of stupidity and ego, or maybe it’s a deliberate attempt to keep the population docile (I say it is deliberate), but in either case the American people are being put in great danger when it comes to the false narrative on inflation and the supply chain. The longer they are led to believe the disaster will simply go away on its own, the less time they have to prepare.

The bottom line is this: Things are only going to get worse from here on. Maybe slowly, or maybe quickly depending on a handful of factors.

Most of the world right now is focused on Taiwan and China’s persistent threats to invade. Nancy Pelosi’s widely publicized plan to visit the island nation (yes, CCP, it is a nation) is a bizarre act of non-discretion that is clearly meant to instigate wider tensions between the US and China. Why would Pelosi do this now? Well, she’s not doing it on her own and it’s certainly not the dementia addled Joe Biden’s idea. There are clearly other hands and other interests involved.

The US sources around 20% of its retail goods from China as well as a large portion of it’s medical supplies. More concerning though is China’s near monopoly on Rare Earth metals which are integral to numerous electronic components. Furthermore, there is a pinnacle threat, which is China dumping trillions in US treasuries and dollar holding and virtually ending the dollar’s world reserve status.

This is not to say China is in a great position financially – They are on the verge of debt crisis as well, which indicates to me that they will indeed invade Taiwan (and possibly other regions) as a means to expand their borders and consolidate resources. With billions of people to feed and control, the temptation for the CCP to seek military conquest is high. If they do, it will be soon – within the next couple of months when the weather in the Taiwan Strait is optimal for naval operations.

The supply chain crisis is going to accelerate into winter as stagflation persists. Price inflation will remain high. The US is indeed officially in a recession today. Two consecutive negative GDP prints IS a recession, this is a fact that no one can change, including Joe Biden, Paul Krugman or Wikipedia. Reality does not answer to these people. The system is breaking, and certain people greatly benefit.

A regional conflict with China on top of the Ukraine war could be the perfect smokescreen for a financial and supply chain collapse that was going to happen anyway. But when the mainstream media talks about the triggers and culprits, they’ll never mention central banks and political corruption, they will only talk about Russia and China.

As I have noted in the past, the “Great Reset” agenda of the WEF, IMF, the BIS and other globalist organizations requires an extensive destabilization of the existing order. In other words, they need a controlled demolition of certain pillars of the economy. To frighten the public into accepting new collectivist and authoritarian models like the “Shared Economy” (where you will own nothing and like it), they will need a large and semi-chaotic disaster. People would have to be threatened with the loss of supply certainty and they would have to be unsure every day of where they will be able to get the necessities they need when they need them.

This level of uncertainty drives calls for solutions, and the globalists will be there to offer their pre-planned objectives and “save the day.”

Generally, inflation and shortages lead to price controls, government rationing, government “aid” with strings attached (Universal Basic Income), and eventually nationalization of all production as well as the attempted confiscation of supplies from people that prepared ahead of time. Redistribution will be the name of the game. Maybe not this year, maybe not next year, but soon enough.

The limited corporate calls for “regionalization” are too little too late, just as the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes are too little too late. They all know it, and they don’t care. These actions are only designed to make it appear as if they tried to save the system so they have deniability of their involvement in the crisis.

Stagflation and supply chain shortages are going to become the all encompassing issues of our era. They will be terms that are spoken about daily at every dinner table in America and probably through most of the world. These are dangers that were predicted extensively by the liberty media well ahead of time. They are NOT a surprise. And, there are plenty of institutions, corporate and government, that could have done something about them, but they chose not to. It’s important for people to accept the fact that this crisis is not a product of stupidity; it is a product of malicious motives and intent.

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Birch Gold Group.

The Next ‘Great Pandemic’ Claiming Astronomical Death Counts Is Now Being Marketed To The Public

“Yeah, I think we have to recognize – I’ve always said that I think the Covid pandemic was a wakeup call. I don’t believe it’s the great pandemic. I believe the great pandemic is still in the future, and that’s going to be a bird flu pandemic for man. It’s gonna have significant mortality in the 10-50% range. It’s gonna be trouble.” – Robert Redfield — Former CDC Director, March 30th, 2022 interview with Doug McKelway on “Center Point”

next ‘great pandemic’ now being marketed

Yes, the writing is on the wall, and in the U.S. testing ground that is U.S. created China, cases of ‘avian bird flu’ are already being reported by ‘news’ outlets. So far, as of a few days ago, 19 cases of H5N6 bird flu among Chinese citizens have been reported as confirmed this year. ‘Coincidentally,’ two new cases were reported just as Redfield’s statements were released.

Supposed ‘fears’ of a major outbreak are said to be advancing as the propaganda continues. As this plotted forewarning is being broadcast to the masses, the U.S. has been slaughtering chickens, turkeys, and other birds meant for food by the millions in Iowa and elsewhere; in addition to hundreds of millions being slaughtered worldwide, and this is no coincidence. These are planned tactics of fear-mongering and brainwashing the public.

Every announcement and every warning by the state is by design, as nothing is what it seems, and all is based upon the indoctrination and psychological manipulation of the public in advance, so as to lessen the risk of exposure to the state once any real weaponized ‘virus’ is released, or any fake pandemic scenario is announced.

Keep in mind that the comments made by Redfield, a lifelong ‘medical’ and political insider, are to be expected. Both his parents were scientists with the National Institutes of Health, (NIH) where he was a member of the President’s Advisory Council on ‘HIV/AIDS.’

Not surprisingly, he is a ‘virologist,’ acted as advisor to the NIH for years, and also advised the Food and Drug Administration. He was appointed by the initiator of the ‘covid’ fraud in America, Donald Trump, to be the director of the abhorrent CDC, and was and is very close to the evil Fauci, and was a huge part of the deadly ‘covid’ response protocols. None of this should be surprising, because his “political club” ties to the ‘covid’ fraud and fake pandemic are extreme and telling, and Redfield is smack in the middle of this deceit.

What is going on here is not just about another pandemic conspiracy, it is also part of the plot to vastly curtail the food supply, all in the guise of animal transmission of a human lab manufactured bioweapon called ‘avian flu.’

By targeting animals as a risk to spread flu to humans, the slaughter of domesticated and wild animals will gain more support from this ignorant population. The elimination of meat as a food source in favor of lab grown GMO poison is now being pursued actively, as the regulation, control, and eradication of private farms and ranches is now underway.

This can eventually lead only to corporate farms in strict adherence to government and pharmaceutical guidelines meant to destroy the quality and quantity of our food supply.

Consider Redfield’s warning (threat) that 10% to 50% of humanity will die during the next government manufactured ‘pandemic.’ This number fits in exactly with Billy Boy and the Gates Foundation’s estimates due to his funding of the earlier gain of function research concerning the same bird flu now being forecast to kill possibly billions.

In fact, Redfield is stating emphatically that 800 million to 4 billion will die in the next fraudulent ‘pandemic; the “real” pandemic as he calls it. Any that do not grasp or understand the depopulation and eugenics agendas, should take notice of what is being openly projected and predicted in advance by the very purveyors of this scam.

It should be brutally obvious at this point that this is the beginning of the set-up of the American public to be prepared for and expect a bird flu pandemic. The real set up of course, is to condition the public to expect and accept tyranny and mass death.

The fact that these evil monsters are saying that this is going to happen, and not that there may be a possibility of new ‘viruses,’ is telling to say the very least. Even the framing of this so-called warning leaves only the indication that this is the definite next ‘threat’ to mankind, even though nothing of the sort has happened. How can they predict the exact future? Because they are perpetrating and purposely creating that future. This is what should be called the plan to commit criminal genocide.

Expect more lockdowns, expect more surveillance, expect more distancing, expect more masks, expect more economic devastation, expect more atrocities, expect more sickness, expect more rioting, expect more restrictions, expect more brutal enforcement, and expect more death.

Don’t turn your back, as the next emergency, the next pandemic, the next war, the next bio-weapon release, the next deadly poisonous experimental injection; in other words, any one of the next many false flags sitting in wait could appear overnight. There is no end to this until a majority of individuals decide to stop it.

“So we, we will have to prepare for the next one, (pandemic) that, you know, I would say, will get attention this time.” (Said with evil smiles and pride) – Bill and Melinda Gates said in an interview by U.S. Chamber of Commerce, June 23, 2020 (Quoted comment at 6:43)

References and links:

The ‘covid’ fraud has not yet killed enough: Food shortages coming

Former CDC Director warns the ‘Great pandemic’ of bird flu is ‘Going to Happen’

Bird flu is the real pandemic – ‘C-19’ was just practice

The collapse of the food supply chain

Source and copyright: LewRockwell.com

Ukraine And Russia Are Vital To Global Food Supply, Accounting For 25%+ Of Global Wheat Trade

Ukraine has earned the nickname “breadbasket of Europe” for its rich dark soil, vast wheat fields, and other farm goods. The Russian invasion has cut off the world from cheap and abundant wheat supplies.

ukraine and russia are vital to global food supply, accounting for 25%+ of global wheat trade

Ukraine and Russia are vital to the global food supply, accounting for more than a quarter of global wheat trade, about a fifth of corn, and 12% of all calories traded globally, according to Bloomberg.

breadbasket of the world

Reuters reports Ukrainian ports will remain closed until the Russian invasion ends and maritime security is restored for commercial ships.

This means all shipments of farm goods from Ukraine have ceased, and commodity traders will have to search elsewhere.

Activity at Ukrainian ports has been halted since Russia invaded its neighbor last week, and grains trade from Russia is also effectively on pause. Sanctions have been ratcheted up to further isolate commodity-rich Russia from global finance by sanctioning its central bank and cutting off various leaders from the critical SWIFT financial messaging system.

Restricting grain supplies from the Black Sea region threatens to further boost global food prices that are near a record high, at a time when supplies are already strained with adverse weather in many growing regions. – Bloomberg 

“If the conflict is prolonged – three months, four months from now – I feel the consequences could be really serious,” Andree Defois, president of consultant Strategie Grains, told Bloomberg. “Wheat will need to be rationed.”

Michael Magdovitz, a senior analyst at Rabobank, said Ukraine and Russia had increased harvests and exports in the last decade at a far lower cost than western farmers, which helped keep wheat prices low. However, that’s not the case today as the Russian invasion sends wheat futures trading in Chicago to a six-year high.

“I’m not going to put a lid on what might happen,” Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist at StoneX, told Bloomberg. “We could easily be looking at record prices.”

wheat futures

Kyiv-based researcher UkrAgroConsult warned, “the chain of product creation, from cultivation to port shipments, is paralyzed.”

This brings us back to Goldman’s Global Head of Commodities Research Jeffrey Currie, who told Bloomberg TV earlier this month that he’s never seen commodity markets pricing in the shortages they are right now.

“I’ve been doing this 30 years and I’ve never seen markets like this,” Currie told Bloomberg TV in an interview on Monday. “This is a molecule crisis. We’re out of everything, I don’t care if it’s oil, gas, coal, copper, aluminum, you name it we’re out of it.”

As supplies tighen, the Bloomberg Agriculture Spot Index soars to new record highs.

bbg agri spot index wheat

The disruption comes as global food prices are already nearing record-highs and could soon be catapulted into unknown territory.

5 Food Storage Lessons From World War II

Prepping isn’t an easy endeavor but modern preppers have it easier compared to those who experienced World War II (WWII).

5 food storage lessons from world war ii

Back in the early 1940s, people had to survive on war rations, which would have made feeding a large family difficult, especially if you were on a limited budget. But despite these difficult times, people endured and modern preppers can learn five important food storage lessons from people who lived through WWII. (h/t to TheSurvivalMom.com)

In 1939, America still hasn’t experienced the horrors of World War II and citizens didn’t think they had to think about survival food storage or emergency preparedness like modern preppers.

The United Kingdom didn’t ration food until January 1940 while America only started rationing food until 1942. The suggestion to store food may have seemed strange to people living in 1939, but by the time America was fully involved in WWII, the practice would benefit many people.

Here are five important WWII lessons about food storage to remember and practice before SHTF:

You Can Never Have Too Much

Wherever state you live in, remember that you can never have too many of the right foods.

As a prepper, you should build a food stockpile and start a home garden. This ensures that you have access to both shelf-stable items and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Stock up on foods that will last a long time and can be used in different dishes. You also need to learn how to cook from scratch.

Here’s a list of food that you should stock up on before the stores run out when SHTF:

  • Beans and lentils
  • Canned fruits (Like apricots, cherries, peaches and pears.)
  • Canned meat (Such as corned beef, salmon and tuna.)
  • Canned soups
  • Canned vegetables (Such as beans, beets, corn, peas and tomatoes.)
  • Cereals
  • Condiments
  • Cooking oils
  • Couscous
  • Crackers
  • Dairy and milk (Like condensed milk or coconut milk.)
  • Flour
  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Oats
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter and other nut butters
  • Powdered eggs
  • Powdered milk
  • Rice
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Tea and coffee
  • Tomato sauce and paste
  • Whole grains

If you want to try growing your own food, here are some plants that are perfect for a survival garden:

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Berries
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Lentils
  • Melons
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Various herbs

Build Up Your Food Storage Supply Now, Not After Rationing Starts

Don’t get complacent. While the threat of war may seem like something impossible in these modern times, preppers know that it’s important to be ready for anything, such as natural disasters or long-term power outages.

If you are worried about your finances, start building your stockpile by purchasing an extra can of beans or tuna when getting the groceries. Keep doing this and soon, you’ll have enough extra food for a least one week.

In time, you will have enough for several weeks or even months. Remember, you don’t need to so spend all your money on extra supplies if you can’t afford it and buying extras when you can is more manageable.

Keep Your Stockpile A Secret

Food was rationed during WWII, but if you were prepared before SHTF, food supplies will be one less thing to worry about.

Now, if your neighbors come to you asking for help in a survival scenario, give what you can spare but don’t talk about your stockpile to deter others from attempting to loot your house when SHTF.

If You Have Extra Money, Invest In Other Necessities

Wartime food storage wasn’t just about food. Back in the day, people also spend their money on important supplies that they couldn’t grow, make, or barter for.

If you have a large family, you may benefit from stocking up on other supplies like alcohol or tools so you can trade for other items that you will need when SHTF like clothing for your kids. You will also need to stock up on other essentials like prescription medication, pet food, or cleaning supplies.

Consider The Possibility That This Is Already The Dystopia You Fear

Consider the possibility that the Orwellian dystopia you fear is already here and has been in place for many years, you just haven’t noticed because you’re still allowed to watch Netflix or buy a gun or say whatever you want to say within a small impotent online echo chamber.

Consider the possibility that the powerful are already getting everything they want from you, right now, exactly as things are, and that any suspicious action you see them taking isn’t them constructing a cage for you but them tightening the bolts on a cage that was quietly built around you some time ago.

Consider the possibility that while they’ve been training you to watch out for communism and microchips and overt totalitarianism, they’ve been covertly transforming us all into mindless gears in a machine constructed to serve their interests which challenges them in no way, shape or form.

Consider the possibility that tyrants have evolved an understanding that you can exert a lot more control over a population with mass-scale psychological manipulation than you can with overt force, and that they have been developing the science of that mass-scale psychological manipulation for over a century.

Consider the possibility that we’re like a woman who always feared winding up in a physically abusive relationship like the kind depicted on television, and then wound up in a psychologically abusive relationship where her very mind is bent to the will of her abuser in every way.

Consider the possibility that just like in a psychologically abusive relationship, we’re manipulated into believing things are fine and that we give our abuser everything he wants of our own free will and that any problems that arise come from us and not our abuser, and that we are so well-trained at this that we’ve even learned to gaslight ourselves.

Consider the possibility that governments forcefully seizing control of all media and transforming them into official state propaganda outlets would actually be far less efficient at mass brainwashing than our current system in which people believe they are getting accurate information from a free and honest press.

Consider the possibility that if the powerful were able to surgically implant microchips in our brains and control everything we think and do, what they’d make us think and do would not be significantly different from what the overwhelming majority of us already think and do.

Consider the possibility that the dystopia we’ve been worried about has already been ushered in, not from any of the directions we’ve been conditioned to anticipate, but through the simple fact that the human mind is far more hackable than we’ve been conditioned to believe.

Consider the possibility that while we’ve been trained to fear communist authoritarians taking over and forcing us to obey their will, capitalist authoritarians have had us marching to the exact drumbeat they desire for generations. And we only think this is freedom because we’ve been trained to think that.

Consider the possibility that you’ve been trained to believe freedom looks like being able to buy a gun which we all know you’ll never use against the powerful, or choose from 197 kinds of potato chip at the grocery store, when really that mindless consumption is just you turning the gears of your own prison.

Consider the possibility that real freedom isn’t being able to consume whatever advertisers have convinced you to consume, it’s being able to think with a mind that has not been molded by the powerful, to educate yourself in an information ecosystem that is not locked down by those who rule over you, and to speak the truth without having your speech stifled by oppressive dominators.

Consider the possibility that the only thing keeping us from creating heaven on earth is our inability to clearly see what’s going on in our world and thus strategize a truth-based path out of this mess, and that the powerful know this, and that that’s why they work so hard to keep us from seeing clearly.

Consider the possibility that the real obstacle to terrestrial harmony is not so much opposing ideologies as the fact that all attempts to see clearly what’s really going on in our world are being actively obstructed by propaganda, by Silicon Valley manipulation, and by government secrecy.

Consider the possibility that the bastards succeed not by overtly quashing dissent but by covertly quashing all will towards dissent, and that we succeed not by trying to ward off a dystopia that’s already here but by working to awaken the giant within our brothers and sisters from its propaganda-induced coma.

Consider the possibility that real freedom means all of humanity awakening from our dehumanizing role as brainwashed gear-turners for the capitalist machine and uncorking the wild unpredictable brilliance within us that our oppressors have worked so hard to keep bottled up.

Consider the possibility that there is so much more to us than we’ve been permitted to know, and that the only thing keeping us from achieving our true potential as a species at this point in history is a propaganda-induced misunderstanding of what is freedom and what is slavery.

Mismanagement Of The COVID-19 Crisis And The Collapse Of The 2020’s

Mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis has initiated a socioeconomic chain reaction that has only begun to play out. Nevertheless, this story has a silver lining: the chance to make the world a better place.

But it has to start with an honest assessment of how we got here, and point to a positive course of action…

mismanagement of the covid 19 crisis and the collapse of the 2020s

Imagine ten years ago if someone described to you what the world would look like as we entered the 2020’s. Would you have believed them?

Interesting times eh? It’s about to get a lot more interesting.

History will remember this decade as a critical turning point. The end of an era.

2020 was the year that ideas like this went mainstream. Headlines that used to be relegated to the lunatic fringe were now being promoted by the corporate media.

Credible economists warning that a banking crisisa sovereign debt crisis and ultimately a monetary crisis were on the horizon. Prominent researchers projecting more riots and unrest and potentially a civil war.

The U.N. calling for urgent action to avert a global food emergency.

And world leaders warning that military conflict between the United States and China “was no longer inconceivable”.

Then of course we had the COVID-19 debacle. Though the ‘authorities’ would blame the disease itself, it was their ill-conceived response that actually served as the catalyst.

Their short sighted policies initiated a chain reaction. Some consequences of this chain reaction are inevitable (like a bullet that has left the barrel of a gun). Others hang in the balance. There will not, however, be any going back to normal.

This story has a silver lining; a chance to make the world a better place. But it has to start with an honest assessment of how we got here, and point to a positive course of action.

In the winter of 2020 as COVID-19 went exponential a panic was spreading even faster.

Borders around the globe slammed shut in rapid succession and the vast majority of the world’s population was placed under some form of curfew or stay at home order.

Businesses deemed non-essential were shuttered.

Events cancelled.

Gatherings banned.

In some countries people weren’t even allowed outside to exercise.

The public accepted these policies at first because they were led to believe they would only last a few weeks.

But as weeks became months, and infections soared in spite of summer temperatures it became clear that the lockdowns were never going to eradicate this virus.

At best they would slow or delay the spread. And at what cost?

Those who hatched this plan had made no provision for a pandemic that would linger on for months or years. They didn’t even account for the socioeconomic chain reaction that the first round of lock downs would set in motion.

With businesses shuttered and movement highly restricted, millions were left unemployed virtually overnight. The scale and speed of these job losses broke all previous records. Even the great depression didn’t come close.

By the summer of 2020 flash points of violence and social unrest were flaring up in cities around the world. Pent up frustrations were building, for obvious reasons. Billions of people had just spent months locked in their houses.

Millions had been thrown into extreme poverty.

Most stress relieving activities had been banned: social gatherings, sports, time with friends at restaurants or bars… even places of worship were restricted. This was a powder keg waiting for a match.

Politicians obviously saw the danger in this equation. When millions of people are suddenly left hungry and homeless that’s a recipe for revolution. Something had to be done, and quickly. So they did something. Boy did they do something.

When all you have is a hammer every problem looks like a nail, and the governments around the world were looking at a very, very large nail. The fiscal stimulus programs of 2020 were epic; absolutely off the charts. By June over 18 trillion had been disbursed globally.

Some of this stimulus came in the form of checks sent directly to every single taxpayer. In the U.S. these checks shipped with a autograph of Donald J. Trump… so you would know who to thank.

Unemployment benefits were also expanded in many countries. In the United States for example unemployed workers were given an extra 600 dollars a week. This meant that many were earning more staying home than they had been on the job. In fact personal income in the United States soared by 10.5 percent in April; the largest monthly increase ever recorded.

Then there were the forgivable loans – via the paycheck protection program and similar schemes around the world – which were supposed to help prop up small businesses. Some of these loans ended up being extended to some rather strange small businesses.

For example,

the Church of Scientology got a check, as did the Catholic Church which landed a nifty 1.4 billion (some of which was distributed directly to dioceses which were facing bankruptcy due to clergy sex abuse settlements).

In the U.K. their version of the program approved a loan of 340,000 pounds to a company that hosts sex parties for the rich and famous. Seriously…

You can’t make this shit up.

These policies were obviously going to send national debts parabolic, but the reckoning would be delayed. At least for a little while.

Central banks played a critical role in this delayed reckoning.

As the historic stock market crash of February 2020 was unfolding, the Federal Reserve and their counterparts abroad were swinging their hammers in new and creative ways; injecting liquidity (aka money) into the system via asset markets.

If you’ve never heard of Quantitative Easing (or QE) you might want to look that up. The short version is that when central banks purchase assets new money is created.

The money that is transferred to the asset holders account is literally typed into existence. These asset holders typically reinvest this new money, causing asset prices (including the stocks) to rise. Poor people don’t typically own these kinds of assets so it’s basically welfare for the rich.

And while it’s wonderful that we can provide a such a nice safety net for the upper crust of society it does have one little side effect: inflating markets with liquidity creates asset bubbles. It’s like filling up a water balloon more and more… till its so big you can see through it. Sooner or later it always pops.

It also has the effect of increasing wealth inequality… but that’s a feature not a bug.

The first round of QE started in 2009 after the housing bubble collapsed. Cutting interest rates to zero just wasn’t enough. 2020 brought us round four (affectionately referred to by some as QE Infinity).

In this round the Fed would take their liquidity experiment to a whole new level; buying financial assets never touched during QE1, 2, or 3 including corporate debt and etfs.

In one month they purchased more assets than they had during the entire first year following the 2009 crisis.

By the end of May,

they had over 7 trillion dollars worth sitting on their books.

This new money fueled the most powerful stock rally in history.

Retail investors piled in.

Even the stocks of companies that had declared bankruptcy were flying high.

What could possibly go wrong?

With unemployment numbers still hovering at great depression levels and hopes of a quick, V-shaped recovery evaporating, all eyes were on governments and central banks. The question was not if there would be more stimulus and money printing, the real question was how big it would be this time.

Would it be enough? No one seemed to be asking what would happen if they went too far.

Our fearless leaders had painted themselves into a corner at this point. If unemployment benefits, mortgage forbearance and eviction moratoriums weren’t extended, those in power would soon be facing millions of homelesshungry and angry people.

With violence and unrest already smoldering in many major cities, this would be like throwing gasoline on a fire. Extending these protections however, would not be without a price.

Eviction moratoriums and mortgage forbearance programs had temporarily prevented millions from being suddenly made homeless. But with no rent coming in, landlords would soon be defaulting on mortgages en masse, as would many homeowners and businesses.

This tsunami of defaults and bankruptcies would shake the foundations of the banking system, which would of course prompt further interventions.

But as governments and central banks reached for bigger and bigger bailout hammers a monetary reckoning was rapidly approaching. And the Dollar’s world reserve currency status was in play.

For decades the dollar’s world reserve currency status had enabled Washington to run up its national debt at everyone else’s expense, and punish any nation that didn’t tow the line with unilateral sanctions (they even sanctioned the ICC for investigating war crimes committed by the U.S. military).

This era of exorbitant privilege, however, was coming to an end.

A growing hub of powerful countries had organizing behind the scenes for years; the groundwork for a currency insurrection was already laid.

Russia and China were the driving forces of this insurrection.

For years,

both countries had aggressively increased gold reserves and offloaded U.S. debt in a gradual process of de-dollarization, however in 2018 they crossed the rubicon.

Russia by launching an alternative to the SWIFT payment system which allowed countries to bypass U.S. sanctions and China by introducing the PetroYuanwhich would compete directly with the petrodollar.

China was also in the process developing a digital currency (aka the e-Yuan) that bypassed the need for banks all together. Transfers relied only on an app on your phone.

By July of 2020 China was already testing this new currency at scale.

It was only a matter of time before the digital yuan would be competing with the U.S. dollar globally.

It was this emerging threat to the dollar that motivated Washington to lash out in a series of desperate and ill conceived provocations. For example the Hong Kong Autonomy act, which the U.S. congress passed with a veto proof margin and was signed by Trump on July 14th, represented a serious escalation.

By imposing sanctions on any individual, company or bank which did business with Chinese officials enforcing the new security law, this legislation set the stage for Washington to cut China’s access to the dollar; a move which would ultimately divide the world into Yuan and Dollar based currency blocs.

Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for Uncle Sam.

These economic provocations were accompanied by multiple rounds of good old fashion saber rattling.

On July 13th, of 2020 when the Trump administration announced that the U.S. had decided to reject nearly all of China’s claims in the South China Sea, what this really meant was that the U.S. was going to intentionally violate airspace and waters around the artificial islands China had built up in the disputed zone, essentially daring the Chinese to do something.

It’s worth noting that by this time these islands were fully militarized and operational; complete with ports, runways and other facilities that gave the Chinese a clear strategic advantage.

At this stage the rest of the world was beginning to suspect that Uncle Sam was experiencing some form of cognitive decline. He wasn’t playing four dimensional chess here. He didn’t even seem to be playing with a full deck.

This was like a drunk guy poking a tiger with a stick (probably not going to end well).

The provocations would continue on multiple fronts: embassies ordered to close, Chinese companies sanctioned or banned from operating in the U.S. Anything and everything connected to China was open game.

China condemned each of these provocations but they didn’t take the bait. Their response would come when was in their strategic interests. They would choose their own timing. If direct conflict could be averted long enough, the U.S. was likely to collapse on its own. The war could be won without firing a shot.

Thucydides Trap:

The high probability of war when an emerging power threatens the dominance of an international hegemon.

As often happens when a declining empire is faced with a ascending rival, the United States was rushing headlong into Thucydides trap.

Those in power tend to try to stay in power by any and all means.

When all else fails pick a fight.

Would it be China?

Iran?

Some country on Russia’s border?

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo…

Meanwhile back in the U.S. of A. the violence and mayhem in the streets was intensifying. Businesses, government buildings and vehicles had been burning virtually every night for months on end. Protesters and counter protesters were now bringing semiautomatic weapons to the scene.

By September there were multiple fatalities on each side.

Perception of these events was increasingly polarized. The left and the right were no long behaving like political factions of a nation. They had devolved into hostile tribes fighting for control of a territory.

A radicalized strain of thought that directly endorsed violence as a political tool was metastasizing among a new generation of activists. A growing contingent had convinced themselves that they could win in an armed conflict. This was a serious miscalculation.

(If you try to outgun the police and the military you’re going to have a bad time).

Here humanity approached a crossroad. Probabilities were coalescing as the crisis progressed.

Those who saw the stakes would feel an urgency. With every moment of inaction the likelihood of a tragic ending increased. Something had to be done.

But what?

What could an ordinary individual do to improve the outcome? Could the trajectory of history really be altered?

Some questions are best answered with a riddle.

Rather than predicting what comes next, let’s tell a story. This story has multiple endings and you get to choose.

Story Time

It’s been said that every nation is three meals away from a revolution.

Never before had this principle been tested in so many countries simultaneously as it was in the 2020’s.

At first many held onto the hope that everything would soon go back to normal, but as the long term realities of the decade set in, more and more people would come to the same startling conclusion: the ‘authorities’ were out of their depth.

There was no exit strategy. The situation was not ‘under control’…

In the early stages of the crisis, when the first few governments were collapsing, very few realized how the conflux of economic, geopolitical and social variables were coalescing in a perfect storm.

But when G20 nations started dropping like flies the phenomenon it became impossible to ignore. Like dominoes falling, the collapse of one major economy destabilized every country connected to it. In the age of globalization very few would be spared.

What began as a trickle suddenly accelerated as the downfall of the U.S. dollar precipitated an unprecedented shock to global supply chains.

Imports ground to a halt all around the world. In countries dependent on outsourced food production and manufacturing this translated into widespread shortages and social unrest. In this environment extremist movements of all stripes flourished.

A small handful of nations would weather this storm peacefully. Rather than tearing themselves apart from within or transforming into totalitarian dictatorships, they would unify and adapt.

As economic and monetary shocks disrupted global supply chains and trade, these countries would quickly reorganize their economies to replace imports with local production – starting with food and essentials. Reducing dependence on fossil fuels was an important element of this transition.

To accomplish this feat every aspect of modern life was re-imagined.

Lawns were replaced by gardens; golf courses converted to orchards. Waste streams were recuperated to minimize losses. It wasn’t easy, but these countries pulled through, and before the decade was over, they were building regional trade networks that hadn’t existed before the crisis.

A lot of wealthy countries didn’t do so well in the second phase of the crisis; the part where real hardship kicked in. Populations accustomed to easy living and constant entertainment had a very short fuse.

As shortages and rationing became the new normal and homeless encampments grew, protests would morph into riots, armed uprisings and civil wars.

Governments that were ill prepared for these challenges crumbled quickly; some into the hands of populist movements, others to military juntas. In most cases the replacement was more brutal and repressive that the old system.

The underlying paradigm was rarely questioned at all.

Many regimes would extend their lifespan by totalitarian means. Emergency powers established under lockdown would prove invaluable here.

Policies previously justified by public health would now be implemented in the name of national security; control mechanisms adapted and repurposed to crack down on dissidents.

It was every petty dictator’s wet dream: granular control over every aspect of human behavior and interaction. No one allowed to gather in public without permission. Every contact tracked and traced. If you’re outside you better be prepared to show your papers.

This approach was most effective when the latent fears and hatreds of the population could be rallied against an enemy.

Convince a people that they are under attack and it’s easy to unify them under a flag.

Rather than rioting in the streets, impoverished youth can be conscripted into the military.

Their identities shattered and remolded; conditioned to obey; trained to kill on command.

Send them abroad to steal land and resources.

Use them at home to crush dissent.

War is – after all – the health of the state.

Regardless of which axis prevailed in these conflicts the result would be the same.

A new totalitarian order was the universal prescription; the only cure for the chaos.

The world’s first truly global currency would replace the dollar. This currency would be completely digital; coins and bank notes phased out. Every single transaction conducted using this currency would be recorded on a block blockchain.

Unlike the original cryptocurrencies this blockchain was controlled by a central authority and monitored with AI. Economic privacy a thing of the past.

It was the holy grail of ruling elite, the precursor for global governance with teeth, but before they even had time to properly congratulate themselves, their house of cards was already catching wind.

As living conditions deteriorate, and fear and uncertainty prevail, certain psychological forces are always unleashed. These forces are like the incoming waves of a tsunami.

Once they gather momentum there can be no stopping them.

Throughout history there have been individuals and movements who rode these waves; channeling the tides of human sentiment towards a course of action. Though the science of crowd psychology is complex and nuanced, the application of its principles is mind bogglingly simple.

So simple in fact, that intellectuals typically recoil from them, while bonafide idiots wield them easily (and to great effect).

Like riding a tsunami on a surfboard, attempting to redirect the momentum of a society is highly dangerous.

The crowd can lift a leader to great heights, but one mistake can leave them hanging from a lamp post. Those who manage to navigate these forces usually guard the formula carefully. Failure to do so would threaten the foundations of their power.

This time around however, humanity flipped the script.

In the age of the internet the science of crowd psychology and color revolutions had been available to the public for some time now, but very few saw the utility in studying it.

However as the 2020’s progressed, and it became more and it became more clear that that those in power were pushing civilization toward a dystopian nightmare, a contingent of activists would reverse engineer the tools being used against them.

The work of Gustave Le Bon and Edward Bernays would be modernized and tempered with a cultural code:

the positive application of human instinct.

The instinctual psychology of species can be harnessed for good or for evil. In the modern era it has been weaponized by the military industrial complex for regime change, and by corporations for marketing and public relations.

The same principles however can applied to create rather than destroy. Visions and values can spread like viruses from mind to mind, and from place to place.

The contagion of a single idea can inspire generations towards a new paradigm.

To topple a government is surprisingly easy when conditions are right. Silver spoon politicians who’ve never served or worked a day in their life can easily lose the respect and obedience of military and law enforcement. When that happens, it’s game over.

The question that always comes up in such events (usually as an afterthought) is what will you replace the old system with?

There is nothing more dangerous than armed men with utopian dreams. Sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease.

History provides many cautionary tales. To avoid the trap of oppressed rising up to become the oppressor the paradigm that facilitates this dynamic has to be questioned.

The vast majority of modern governments, businesses and organizations utilize a social structure called vertical collectivism. Vertical collectivism is top down system of organizing human groups which amplifies power by stacking layers of authority in pyramids.

The result is a highly stratified society where those on the bottom have little or no say, and are left to fight over scraps from above.

Vertical collectivism is apolitical. Capitalists companies and Communist regimes both use it without contradiction, as do republics that call themselves democracies.

The vertical model was born of military strategy. A general or warlord alone can only control a small army, but by using subordinate officers in layers of rank, a single individual, or a small ruling class can dominate millions of people and vast territories.

This is why a state is often defined as the monopoly on violence within a region.

Vertical collectivism didn’t spread to every corner of the globe because it improved peoples lives.

In fact modern anthropologists acknowledge that the transition to this way of life was associated with reduced life expectancy and a decline in virtually all measures in health (up until very recently).

Vertical collectivism spread like a cancer because it is brutally effective in the in the context of war.

Every culture that it encountered was either crushed on the battlefield or forced to copy the model to survive. The dawn of civilization – as many euphemistically refer to it – is a story of conquest and colonialization that began approximately 10,000 years ago and continues to this day.

This was not however, the beginning of the human story.

For over 300,000 years – long before the first empires of Asia and Europe began to absorb surrounding tribes – humans organized themselves using a very different model.

Rather than building top down, stratified societies that concentrated wealth and power in the hands of an upper class, these cultures organized horizontally.

Organizing horizontally didn’t mean that there were no leaders.

The authority and instincts are far older than humanity.

Like all social animals, our species is hardwired to follow those who demonstrate courage and intelligence.

However in horizontal societies disparities of wealth and power were significantly smaller.

The leaders and councils responsible for group decisions were not insulated by armies and law enforcement conditioned to obey without question.

Defense and order were maintained by an armed citizenry, bound by a code of conduct. This dynamic forced leaders to be directly accountable to the population.

Their power was rooted in their ability to communicate with the people, build consensus and chart a course of action to the benefit of all.

The fact that horizontal societies required leaders to work with the public in such a personal way had one obvious disadvantage: it limited the size of the group. After all, why would someone voluntarily follow someone far away that they never met?

There is however, a way around this limitation. By forming federations horizontal societies can expand their sphere influence significantly.

An example of this adaptation can be found in the Iroquois confederacy which unified 5 tribes for hundreds of years in the region that came to be called New York.

Each member tribe in the confederacy had their own culture and and internal governance, but a set of shared values enabled them to cooperate economically and militarily. If one tribe was attacked they quickly mounted a common defense.

Many historians believe that United States federal system was based on the Iroquois model. One significant difference however, was that the Iroquois had no central government. There was a central council comprised of representatives from each tribe, but this council had no power to enforce its will.

Each representative was tasked with building a consensus that would resonate with their people.

A modernized adaptation of this Iroquois model gained traction in the mid 2020s as the gears of globalization ground to a halt. While governments proved incapable of solving the most basic problems, decentralized networks were replacing the system from the ground up.

They would start by organizing local food production in their communities and gradually expand cooperation to other sectors.

Their revolution was driven by an idea worth spreading. Not only was it possible to live on this planet without destroying it, this way of life was more abundant and fulfilling than the alternative. There was no need to wait for governments to act. Humans are perfectly capable of organizing themselves.

Those that succeeded became epicenters of a new renaissance; attracting skilled workers and artists from all around the world.

Some of these travelers would put down permanent roots.

Others would return to their homeland to plant seeds of their own.

From the fragments of fallen empires new nations would be born.

From the ashes of dying cultures new cultures would rise.

The great collapse of the 2020’s was not the end of the world.

It was the end of an era, and the dawn of a new one…

Time To Flip The Script

Remember how we said this story has multiple endings?

We’re going take one of them to a literal extreme; and we’re going to do it in the real world.

Now if you’re living in a crowded city center, maybe pushing the boundaries starts by planting a garden in your front yard, organizing a community compost, or speaking out against a war.

However it’s important to understand that in the era we have entered the stakes are rising, and the trajectory we’re on needs to be altered significantly.

This implies fundamental changes in the way we livRemember how we said this story has multiple endings? We’re going take one of them to a literal extreme; and we’re going to do it in the real world.

(Those who piece together the clues, get through the filters, and pass quarantine will at some point find themselves standing here. GPS COORDINATES FLASH)

Now if you’re living in a crowded city center, maybe pushing the boundaries starts by planting a garden in your front yard, organizing a community compost, or speaking out against a war.

However it’s important to understand that in the era we have entered the stakes are rising, and the trajectory we’re on needs to be altered significantly. This implies fundamental changes in the way we live, not just gestures in right direction.

You have to decide what kind of story you and your family want to be a part of. In some cases this might involve immigrating to another country. Others will be more inclined to stay, and fight to change the outcome at home. One way or the other you’ll want to be in a place where you can grow food, and you’ll want to be set up to do this without agrochemical inputs or fossil fuels.

You also don’t want to be reliant on the grid. Utilities can and will go down. Some will be shocked by how long they can stay down.

These aren’t the kind of lifestyle changes you want to make at the last moment, or put off until you can do something large scale. Far better to start transitioning to a new way of life right now. Do what you can with what you have. Join forces with others to amplify.

The learning curve for this kind of transition can be steep. There are a lot of practical skills that we should be taught in school but aren’t. Most kids when they graduate… don’t know how to build a house, or grow a garden, or even how to make bread.

The best way to learn this stuff isn’t really in a classroom anyway. People learn best by example, anchored with hands on experience.

That’s why we built this place. You could think of it as an experiential learning center / maker space. This whole landscape is a laboratory.

Here we can put ideas to an extreme test.

Rather that just reading about this stuff or watching a presentation, volunteers and travelers from all over the world come here to do it themselves. They get their hands dirty in the field: planting plants, working with animals, building crazy structures like these.

They also get to experience first hand what it takes to self organize and live in a different way.

The experience is extreme, because the challenges we face are real. We’re completely off-grid here. Our electricity comes from the sun. We have running water by pumping from the spring up to a tank on the hill.

It’s also up to us to us to maintain the road and drainage. Up here when there’s a problem we have to put our heads together and find a way to solve it.

To put this in perspective, our first long term volunteer was here when we sustained a direct hit from hurricane Maria. He also assisted in the recovery and became part of the story.

Talk is cheap. If you really want to change the world you have to be able to show people how.

We’re doing this here in the Commonwealth of Dominica cause these people are moving in the right direction, and their culture holds some of the keys to the solution.

But where ever you decide to make your stand now is the time to get serious about food security.

Our challenge in the next phase is to grow more and develop local production systems to replace imports.

Some will have a chance to collaborate onsite.

Others will integrate this information and use it creatively; writing themselves into the story in unpredictable ways.

Those who pay close attention and pause often will discover easter eggs; clues with consequences in the real world.

If you agree with the message, it’s up to you to make it spread…

People Long-Drowning In A Sea Of Propaganda Are Slowly Awakening

According to this entry over at Wikipedia on ‘cognitive dissonance’in the field of psychology, ‘cognitive dissonance’ is the perception of contradictory information… two (or more) actions or ideas that are not consistent with each other… triggering discomfort within the individual… who then tries to find a way to resolve the contradictory information which is a battle between their original beliefs and new information learned that contradicts those beliefs.

by Stefan Stanford

doublethink 1984
Eric Arthur Blair

Often causing great strife and psychological discomfort within the individual who is experiencing ‘cognitive dissonance’, a perfect example of that happening right now across America is seen in two different stories being heavily pushed by the mainstream media, starting with this story over at the Baltimore Sun titled “Maryland, nation keep watch for omicron, but the message is the same: Get vaccinated and boosted”.

Coming out the same day as this story over at the Financial Times titled “Moderna chief predicts existing vaccines will struggle with Omicron – Stéphane Bancel foresees ‘material drop’ in current jabs’ effectiveness, sending stocks and oil prices lower” and this story over at the Washington Post titled “Existing vaccines might not be effective against omicron variant right away,” Moderna CEO says, what are Americans supposed to think when they’re being heavily pushed to ‘get vaxxed’ and ‘get boosted’ in one story when in another viral story, they’re being told these vaxxes likely won’t work against Omicron?

Giving us up here on our mountaintop another reason to avoid all these ‘vaxxes’ and ‘boosters’ as if they ARE ‘the plague’, as ANP commenter Chrism12743′ had mentioned in a very nice comment that was part of a series of comments on this November 29th ANP story“People are drowning in a sea of misinformation. Keep publishing, Americans are emerging from their slumber!!!”

So cognitive dissonance is now striking Americans who haven’t been paying attention, hard, as they’re bombarded with two different streams of information that are highly conflicting, and many of those same people already having their belief system challenged with what they’re seeing as the failure of the vaxxes and the utter failure of Joe Biden, who many of them voted for, happening at the same time.

‘Dilbert’ cartoon creator Scott Adams heavily bombards those who haven’t been paying attention to the ‘vax’ and the ‘virus’ with ‘cognitive dissonance’ in the 1st video at the bottom of this story.

msm = fake news

According to this story over at Psycom.net, the effects that ‘cognitive dissonance‘ might have on a person will vary, though as it’s happening in the moment, it can cause ‘discomfort, stress, and anxiety’ in the individual feeling it, with the actual ‘degree’ of that stress and discomfort depending on how much disparity there is between the conflicting beliefs, how much the beliefs mean to that person, as well as with how well the person copes with self-contradiction.

With some of the signs someone might be experiencing cognitive dissonance including ‘general discomfort that has no obvious or clear source’, confusion, feeling conflicted over a disputed subject matter, people calling you a hypocrite or even being aware of conflicting views and/or desires but not knowing how to deal with those conflicting emotions/feelings, most of us experience ‘cognitive dissonance’ at one time or another, although not all of us to the same degree.

With another cause of ‘cognitive dissonance‘ in America being ‘President Brandon’ claiming back in July that ‘you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations’ coming soon before the bottom dropped off and many of the fully vaxxed got COVID, with some dying and many passing it on to others, other Americans are wondering what to think now when ‘Brandon’ tells them the stores will be fully stocked and the shelves full as we approach Christmas, only to then go to their local supermarkets and see empty shelves galore.

So with one of the best ways to deal with ‘cognitive dissonance’ being to keep a totally open mind, ready for your beliefs to be challenged and remaining mentally, physically and emotionally ‘flexible’ to deal with any such challenge that comes one’s way, doing so is by no means saying one should change one’s own beliefs every time they are challenged but taking in and adapting to new information.

Such as the people who once though ‘the vax is the answer’ seeing now that they’re getting bombarded with numerous sources of information that are totally contradictory to each other.

news = propaganda

So with the mainstream media in 2021, and having gone on for many years now, being the primary source of ‘disinformation‘ in America, some have have compared our current MSM with the propaganda machines of totalitarian regimes of the past, ‘cognitive dissonance‘ also borders upon ‘Orwellian Doublethinka process of indoctrination whereby the subject is expected to simultaneously accept two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in contravention to one’s own memories or sense of reality. Doublethink is related to, but differs from, hypocrisy.

George Orwell coined the term doublethink (as part of the fictional language of Newspeak) in his 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the novel, its origins within the citizenry is unclear; while it could be partly a product of Big Brother’s formal brainwashing programs, the novel explicitly shows people learning doublethink and Newspeak due to peer pressure and a desire to “fit in,” or gain status within the Party — to be seen as a loyal Party Member.

In the novel, for someone to even recognize—let alone mention—any contradiction within the context of the Party line is akin to blasphemy, and could subject that person to disciplinary action and the instant social disapproval of fellow Party Members.

Like many aspects of the dystopian societies reflected in Orwell’s writings, Orwell considered doublethink to be a feature of Soviet-style totalitarianism.

Sound at all familiar in 2021? So that’s what the globalists now pushing ‘the shots’ as ‘the answer’ want Americans and the world to think like; accepting their claims that everyone must ‘get vaxxed’ for us to ‘get out of this pandemic’ while the news is spilled all over that according to one of the heads of the big pharma mafia, the ‘shot’ won’t get us out of this mess… but we’re still supposed to believe that the shot will get us out of this mess. Yeah. Ok. Once again, from this Wikipedia entry.

According to Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, doublethink is:

To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word — doublethink — involved the use of doublethink.

Orwell explains that the Party could not protect its near-absolute power without degrading its people with constant propaganda. Yet knowledge of this brutal deception, even within the Inner Party itself, could lead to the implosion of the State. Although Nineteen Eighty-Four is most famous for the Party’s pervasive surveillance of everyday life, this control means that the population of Oceania — all of it and including the ruling elite, but in practice largely excluding the proles — could be controlled and manipulated merely through the alteration of everyday thought and language. Newspeak is the method for controlling thought through language; doublethink is the method of directly controlling thought. 

Newspeak incorporates doublethink, as it contains many words that create assumed associations between contradictory meanings, especially true of fundamentally important words such as good and evil, right and wrong, truth and falsehood, and justice and injustice. 

The demand for doublethink was especially difficult on employees of the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth. The department’s responsibility was to falsify historic records, even recent ones, by means of rewrite and deletion, all so that the Party could maintain the illusion that everything it had ever said and done was perfect and consistent. Yet, despite their direct role in this systematic deception, these same workers were still expected to believe the most recently created version of history, or face severe penalty if they failed.

As revealed in Goldstein’s Book, the Ministry’s name is itself an example of doublethink: the Ministry of Truth is really concerned with lies. The other ministries of Airstrip One are similarly named: the Ministry of Peace is concerned with war, the Ministry of Love is concerned with torture, and the Ministry of Plenty is concerned with starvation. The three slogans of the Party — War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength — are also examples.

So with never a better time than now to keep on seeking and pushing out ‘the truth’ as ‘the masses’ are slowly awakening with ‘cognitive dissonance’ about COVID and ‘the vaxxes’ throwing many into a tailspin in 2021, we ourselves will keep ‘taking the red pill’ to see just how deep this rabbit hole goes.

Each of the videos below take a look at America’s still unfolding nightmare with the 1st video featuring Episode 1575 of ‘Real Coffee with Scott Adams’ in a video titled “Today I Will Trigger Some of You Into Cognitive Dissonance. Sorry.”

Bringing up much of the unfolding madness surrounding ‘Omicron‘ and how much of what we’re being told is totally contradictory to things we’ve already learned, we again come back to ‘1984‘ and George Orwell explaining that the Party could not protect its near-absolute power without degrading its people with constant propaganda. Yet knowledge of this brutal deception, even within the Inner Party itself, could lead to the implosion of the State. Might we soon witness such a scenario in America?

And as the Health Ranger Reports warns in the 2nd/final video below titled “Covid ‘Nu’ (Omicron) variant a COVER STORY for accelerating wave of vaccine deaths,” the omicron “variant” media hysteria is pure fiction:

https://www.brighteon.com/049472b3-a836-4aeb-8e81-152d5c2146d8

t’s nothing but a 1984-style Orwellian psychological terrorism operation that has been engineered to keep the populations of the world enslaved and obedient while terrorist governments carry out their global depopulation / genocide programs1984 in 2022? All eyes should be open and all hands on deck and Americans prepared for anything and everything for the next several months and into the Spring and Summer of 2022.

China Tells Citizens To Stock Up On Food Before Winter

China’s central planners are telling the country’s 1.4 billion people to stock up on food for the winter because there may not be enough to go around.

china tells citizens to stock up on food before winter

The ChiCom leaders ordered the leading state-owned energy companies in September to secure enough supplies for the winter months at “all costs,” and now they are telling Chinese households that they’d better start stocking up on food as well, which is triggering wild speculation about the possibility that tensions with Taiwan may spill over into all-out warfare, which would likely spark a response from Asian neighbors and the United States.

Bloomberg reported that the Ministry of Commerce has informed Chinese households earlier in the week to store additional food in case there is an emergency following another outbreak of COVID-19, heavy rains which have caused a dramatic increase in veggie prices and the coming colder weather.

“The commerce ministry directive is similar to the one released ahead of the holidays at the start of October, which told local governments to secure food supplies. The order comes as a coronavirus outbreak prompted fresh lockdowns,” Zero Hedge noted.

The order from the CCP was issued via the government’s Weibo account, which is a Twitter-like platform: “Ministry of Commerce encourages households to stockpile daily necessities as needed.” As of Tuesday, nearly 20 million people had seen it.

“As soon as this news came out, all the old people near me went crazy panic buying in the supermarket,” wrote one Weibo noted.

Meanwhile, a CCP-backed newspaper, the Economic Daily, told citizens not to engage in “too much of an overactive imagination,” noting further that the purpose of the directive was simply to ensure that Chinese citizens could feed themselves in the event of another lockdown.

The weather has been increasingly worrisome after the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said last month that a La Nina weather pattern is already ushering in cooler temperatures, which is not only putting a pinch on food production but also comes as coal supplies across the country are depleted thanks to a boost in demand — which is causing prices to rise and will have a resultant effect on Chinese consumers as well.

“The Chinese government is losing the battle to control rising coal prices,” Alex Whitworth, head of Asia Pacific Power and Renewables Research at Wood Mackenzie, told Reuters. “Despite efforts to increase coal supply, weather, security, and logistics challenges caused production to fall in September. Nor has China been able to rein in rising electricity demand.”

China is seen as being proactive for its people, believe it or not, while the losers in our government pretend there isn’t any inflation and there won’t be any major product and food shortages despite being unable (and unwilling) to resolve the still worsening supply chain crisis.

Global food prices will remain high as supplies remain tight as well, so all of this means that it’s probably best for American consumers to start stockpiling food and other goods as well, since there has already been shortages of, yes, toilet paper and other commodities in the big box stores.

Collapsing Food Supply Chain: Major Storable Food Supplier, Augason Farms, Ceases Operations For 3 Full Months.

The U.S. has its own energy crisis brewing, thanks again to the Biden regime. Gasoline and diesel fuel prices have skyrocketed since the brainless one took office in January; prices for gas are up 200 percent in some parts of the country and are still rising after Biden’s handlers instructed him to end oil and gas drilling projects.

Coal is also in short supply; all of the 2022 and most of the 2023 coal supplies have already been bought up, which means if we have an unusually cold winter, those supplies are going to dry up even more quickly because over the past 20-30 years, insane left-wing “climate change” policies have decimated that industry.

We have nothing against clean air and water, of course — we just have a problem with seeing Americans starve or freeze to death because of idiot policies.

At least China is being proactive.

Doomsday Bunker CEO Warns Of Panic Buying By The Global Elite And Confirms Prep At Denver International Airport Bunker

In the 1st video we’ve embedded at the bottom of this story, we hear from Ron Hubbard, the CEO of Atlas Survival Shelters, being interviewed by The Canadian Prepper and as Hubbard tells us right away, the ‘bunker building business‘ is exploding as the year 2021 winds down.

doomsday bunker ceo warns of panic buying by the global elite and confirms prep at denver international airport bunker

Telling us that mass purchases of survival shelters by ‘the elite’ aren’t just happening in America but have gone global, Hubbard warns that one reason this is happening now is the globalists believes a ‘rebellion’ is brewing in America and likely very near, with the American people growing increasingly angry with the entire establishment, particularly the massive-failure called ‘the Biden administration’.

Hubbard also confirms for us within the video the existence of the massive Denver International Airport bunker that we’ve heard so much about over many years, warning that its not only fully stocked and ready to go but the ‘global elite‘ believe they’ll ‘rebuild’ society from that near-central US location following ‘Armageddon’.

We’ll take an extended look at the DIA and Ron Hubbard’s warnings in the final section of our story below.

And while we’ve been reporting for months now about the supply chain crisis now finally exploding in the mainstream media.

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Evil Media is Blaming Inflation on the “Global Supply Chain.”

Have you noticed how Fake News is blaming the breakdown of the “Global Supply Chain” for the ever-worsening inflation we are seeing? It’s a LIE!

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OCTOBER 25, 2021

NY Times:Consumer Goods Prices Rise as Manufacturers Grapple With Higher Costs.

Higher costs caused by pandemic-related supply chain disruptions.

Have you noticed how everyone who’s anyone in Fake News and Quackademia is now blaming the breakdown of the “Global Supply Chain”for the ever-worsening inflation we are experiencing? The snarling of the “Global Supply Chain”– the “experts” say — coupled with  increased post-lockdown “pent up” consumer demand — has caused shortages and slowed deliveries. More demand AND less supply equals higher costs. Simple economics, right? Well, if that’s the case, then it should mean that as soon as demand stabilizes whilst we manufacture more stuff — we will see the prices of our steaks, eggs, milk, toothpaste etc. all drop just as rapidly as they’ve gone up in recent months, right? (rolling eyes sarcastically).

Yenta Yellen – Treasury Secretary & former Fed Chair – reassures us:

“On a 12-month basis the inflation rate will remain high into next year, but I expect improvement (in the rate) by the middle to the end of next year – second half of next year.”

Key word: “rate.” — You see, though the rate of inflation may come back down to an “acceptable” 2% (don’t bet on that either), the already “baked-into-the-cake” price increases will never roll back. That’s because the problem with the “Global Supply Chain” (a big factor of which has to do with California’s crazy anti-trucker laws) has got NOTHING to do with the debasement of our currency’s value. The “powers that be” understand this very well — but because their counterfeiting / loan sharking / market rigging crime syndicate that is the Federal Reserve System must be protected at all times and at all costs, “they” want you to believe that our current inflationary woes are mainly the result of some esoteric bullshit linked to the “Global Supply Chain.” 

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Supply chain problems actually make a good case for the U.S. (& all nations) to change their over-reliance on the “global economy” and make more stuff at home, closer to the actual markets
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California’s recently enacted labor and
 “green” 
restrictions adversely impact independent truckers — many of whom no longer wish to pick up hauls at California ports
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he record backlog of container ships at California ports has got nothing to do with the “Global Supply Chain.” The stuff is arriving in port but there aren’t enough truckers present 
to quickly unload the containers, deliver them all, and then return the much-needed containers
 for reuse.
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The nonsensical article repeats the fallacy about “higher manufacturing costs” and “increased labor costs” having to be passed onto customers in the form of final retail inflation. That’s like saying that wet sidewalks are causing the thunder storms. Price inflation is actually caused by the Federal Reserve’s never-ending infusions of debt-based currency into the economy. This is being done via the banking system (residential & commercial real estate & mortgage refinance boom) and also through direct loans (bond purchases) to the government (Covid-related “stimulus,” payments to hospitals and individuals etc.) The bubble caused by this tsunami of credit had been previously limited to the stock and real estate markets — but now, everything is being blown up. Been to the grocery store lately?

The eye-popping Monetary Base chart below was published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. If “the paper of record” had any integrity, it would appear on its front page for all to see the obvious cause & effect linkage  between the production of debt money to fund “Stupid-19” and the inevitable increase in prices. It is the simplest darn chart you’ll ever see. Have a look — a good look. 

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UP, UP AND AWAY!

Fed lending to the member banks and the government put us on the artificial life support which kept the Obongo economy afloat from 2009-2016. The next great inundation of funny money — always through interest-bearing loans — came with the lockdowns.

We don’t know how much longer “the usual suspects” will be able to get away with blaming this frightening inflation on the Scamdemic’s effect upon the  “Global Supply Chain”. It truly is blood-boiling to have to read their blame-shifting bullshit. Here’s a sample, from the article:

Slimes: The pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of the global supply chain — that’s the usually invisible pathway of manufacturing, transportation and logistics that gets goods from where they are manufactured, mined or grown to where they are going.
Rebuttal: “Every aspect” of the “Global Supply Chain” ? Seems to this reporter that the only broken links are at the massive ports of California (and, to a lesser extent, certain east coast ports as well)— yet not a single mention of the true causes of the unprecedented California backlog of nearly 500,000 essential containers!

Slimes: At the end of the chain is another company or a consumer who has paid for the finished product. Scarcity has caused the prices of many things to go higher.”
Rebuttal: So, it is “scarcity” which is causing prices to rise, eh? The doubling of the monetary base (at interest!) has got nothing to do with it?

In that case, fuck it! We should print even more debt money — like (((they))) did in Wiemar Republic days. Let’s just hope that the political turn of events which comes out of this looming crisis will be similar to that of Germany 1932 — know what I’m sayin’?

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