From Intrepid Blog:
“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
~George Orwell, 1984
“And era can be considered over when its basic illusions have been exhausted.”
Our modern civilization seems to be perpetually plagued by the dangers provoked due to the scarcity of precious natural resources. Since the early 2000s articles in the media have been warning us about ‘Peak Oil’, ‘Peak Energy’ & ‘Peak Water’. Heck, there’s even fears about ‘Peak Helium’! which I’m sure keeps clowns & carnival managers awake at nights.
But the crisis that worries me the most is the shortage of an even more precious commodity: Trust.
That we live in the Age of Peak Trust has become patently clear by the events that have shocked the world this year. When I first came across the news about the giant fireball on Russia last February, I was amazed to read a significant percentage of their population did not believe the ‘official’ meteor explanation! the favored alternative explanations ranged from an Amerikinsky weapons test, a UFO or a even a message from the Big-G himself –’cause you know how Jehovah liked to go all Roland Emmerich in the Ancient Testament.
I don’t think it’s too preposterous to explain this current Russian distrust on official channels by looking into the past, understanding it as the logical outcome of the way the Kremlin manipulated the news with propaganda during the Soviet era. Let’s just keep in mind that George Orwell based his landmark novel 1984 in the Stalinist regime of 1948.
On the other side of the pond, things are no better by any stretch of the imagination. The continuous streaks of domestic violence plaguing the United States –Aurora, Connecticut, Newtown, Boston– have triggered a reflex reaction of distrust in mainstream media. In the case of the Boston bombings, more people were consulting the live Tweet feeds than paying attention to the sponsored talking heads on the 24/7 news channels.
‘Conspiracy theory’ has become both a slandering label in America, as well as a commercial brand selling all sorts of products customized to any kind of taste or sensibility. “Tell me your favorite conspiracy theory, and I’ll tell YOU your political affiliation” is one of my mottos –and just so you know, it’s copyrighted, k?
Again looking into the past to try to find a clue about the present, many people would agree that JFK’s assassination constituted a traumatic ‘loss of innocence’ for the American people, when the Baby Boomer generation realized it was no longer possible to trust implicitly in everything the government said, the way their parents used to do when America was fighting the evil powers of the Axis. And not longer after that came Vietnam & Watergate, and the toothpaste was squeezed out of the tube.
On my side of the border we also find quite a lot of mistrust in government institutions. One of the most prominent political figures in the Mexican landscape is a man named Andres Manuel López Obrador, who has carved his career out of denouncing endless conspiracies against him. Every time he loses an election the man cries foul & demands a recount!
But like Russia & the USA, Mexicans have also suffered our own growing pains. There was the Tlatelolco massacre of ’68, a wound that refuses to heal because those responsible were never tried & prosecuted. And if rumors of election fraud are so easy to believe, it’s because such practices were standard procedure for many decades.
Peak Trust is a global problem. Make no mistake about it.
So we’re leaving in an age where the public perception in government officials is at an ultimate low, where common citizens view financial institutions as white-collared thieves, and the hierarchy of churches as a band of hypocritical accomplices of pederasts.
Ah, but we still have Science, right? that immaculate ivory tower of uncompromising quest for the Truth! Unfortunately that tower is not without a few skeletons buried beneath its foundations. Case in point: The Cigarette Controversy
“The tobacco companies knew and for most part accepted the evidence that cigarette smoking was a cause of cancer by the late 1950s.
The documents also reveal that the tobacco companies helped manufacture the smoking controversy by funding scientific research that was intended to obfuscate and prolong the debate about smoking and health”
As noble as its goals may be, Science is conducted by scientists, who are not above corruptibility. Global warming & the Antivaxxing movement are excellent examples of just how rampant the distrust in Science is now ingrained in a substantial part of the population.
But Nature hates a vacuum, and that’s equally true for Human nature; and the vacuum of trust in official institutions is easily filled by hawkers & peddlers of fear-mongering –I need not name them, everybody knows who they are.
And so it seems not a week goes by that a new scandal erupts, and this regularity causes a rather peculiar numbing effect in our minds. It’s like the abuse of profanity in someone’s vocabulary: repeating FUCK so many times deprives the word of its intended potency.
But here’s the thing: That numbness is a potential threat. Like the proverbial frog that instinctively jumps out of a boiling pot of water, but will stay in the pot if the temperature is slowly increased, I view our getting used to expect the worst out of those in power as a pathological behavior. How could a civilization be able to properly function & adapt to new threats without a modicum of confidence in the scaffolding of the social structure?
If you see politicians as nothing but crooks & liars, where’s the incentive to follow their orders? If you think of your physician as a pill-peddler at the service of Big Pharma, why would you trust his diagnosis & follow his recipe? So the distrust is translated into stagnation & the waste of precious time.
Either we snap out of it, or we’re destined to end up as frog soup.
Let’s illustrate this with a hypothetical scenario: Suppose next month president Obama called for a press conference, announcing the detection of a massive asteroid heading towards our planet. The impact, according to NASA scientists & confirmed by top astronomers around the world, was calculated for the year 2027. That would give us less than 14 years to coordinate an urgent international effort in order to launch an emergency program, so that we wouldn’t face the same fate of the dinosaurs.
I guarantee you that after 10 years of such an announcement, the emergency program would have made very little progress, because by then the public opinion would still be divided due to those denouncing the asteroid threat as a complete fabrication. And even the support of the United Nations would only help exacerbate the claims of those accusing the ‘defense asteroid program’ as a smokescreen campaign — I do believe the proper term is ‘false flag attack.’
Lying. A trait so common in men it’s even brought up in the Genesis tale, when Cain feigns not knowing where his brother is after he rearranged Abel’s skull with an ass jaw bone. But looking away of religious interpretation, believe it or not there are scientific theories suggesting it’s our bullshiting nature one of the crucial factors to our species’ vertiginous evolution. Studies with chimpanzees have proven our hairy cousins have a limited capacity to detect deception, because lying & cheating is an advantageous way to form coalitions, find food & mating. Other scientists suggest we’re constantly studying the facial features of those around us, trying to read their Po-po-poker face & call their bluff.
We pair sentience with deception. Don’t believe me? Think of the ultimate trial for Artificial Intelligence: the Turing test. The objective of the test is to see whether a computer program can successfully deceive you to believe you’re chatting with another person. Leave it to a scientist worried with masking his true sexual orientation to come up with such a trial…
Does that mean lying is common in ALL societies? Not necessarily. In hunter-gathering groups, lying carries a heavy penalty, since it may endanger the survival of the entire group. These groups tend to be more egalitarian than the hierarchical we live in, and perhaps this fosters an appreciation for Truth, and the avoidance of deception –at least among the members of the same clan/group.
But with increased numbers so to increase the chance to deceive your neighbor & getting away with it. I remember that scene in Spielberg’s film Amistad, when Baldwin (McCounaghey) is trying to explain to Cinque they need to retry the case again, even after they won. Cinque’s response is very telling:
Joseph Cinque: [in Mende] What kind of a place is this where you almost mean what you say? Where laws almost work? How can you live like that?
Indeed, how can we?
But the fact is that in our society we not only put up with deception, we recognize it as a tool to climb the social ladder –The better you are lying, the faster your career will advance. And it takes a very peculiar personality to make a successful liar: a natural charisma mixed with a high level of intelligence, coupled with a necessary lack of empathy for the person or persons you’re deceiving. People who show all these characteristics are easily recognizable by psychiatrists: they call them psychopaths.
The loonies are running the asylum, my friends. They always have been.
Because even though deception might have been an advantageous trait among our primate ancestors, like the rest of our violent proclivities so too we must find a way to rein to our lying impulses. We must realize that level of bullshit has raised so high we’re soon gonna drown on it, and that deception might pose a serious threat to our future.
Consider the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Most people think of that film as a Sci-Fi story in which a computer goes crazy, but almost everyone overlooks the reason why HAL goes bonkers: it’s heuristic programming couldn’t cope with its orders to withhold the information about the monolith discovered on the Moon from its human colleagues, which provokes a sort of cybernetic paranoia. When David Bowman & Frank Poole find out HAL lied about the antenna’s malfunction, how did they choose to respond? By LYING to Hal & go hiding on one of the pods with the sound off so they can scheme its disconnection! Lies upon lies upon lies.
I agree with Christopher Knowles: Dr. Heywood Floyd is the real villain of that flick.
Or if you find 2001 to dry & intellectual for you, what about one of the greatest Sci-Fi spoofs of all times: Galaxy Quest!
So how do we go about getting rid of the bullshit? Do we attempt the ‘evangelization’ approach favored by the so-called ‘Skeptic’ groups? IMO that has the exact opposite result, because the more you ridicule & mock a certain viewpoint, the more resistance you will engender among the same people you’re trying to convince –what we might call the ‘LA LA LA I can’t hear you!’ effect.
So ironically, all those pundits & pop scientists denouncing the insanity of the Mayan doomsday last year, probably helped promote it even more!
Speaking about 2012, I must confess that one of my favorite ‘doomsday scenarios’ –mind you, NOT because I was expecting it to happen, but because it was a fun idea to consider– was that on that fateful day of Dec. 21st we would all wake up, get out of bed, have breakfast & go to our works, and suddenly we’d realize that everybody became telepathic! A major solar flare would have excited the human pineal gland & activate a dormant capacity in our brains or whatever.
Think of it: if everybody could read each other’s minds, it would truly be the end of the world as we know it! Spouses would know their other half was cheating on them, employers would learn what their employees REALLY thought about them… Politicians would run to a cliff like a band of neurotic lemmings, closely followed by the Wall Street stock brokers.
Pure, absolute chaos. See why it’s such a fun scenario?
Alas, Dec 21st came & went, and our little peccadilloes remain secure in the safebox of our minds. Is telepathy even possible, one could ask? In his first book Jadoo, John Keel narrates his encounter with at least 2 ascetic masters–one in India, the other in Nepal– who seemed to have the capacity to read his thoughts. An accomplishment reached after a lifetime of mental training & spiritual discipline, they explained to the young adventurer.
Could we find a way to ‘mimic’ telepathy, using our modern technology? I believe we’re halfway there, whether we want it or not, thanks to the disruptive power of the Internet & social networks –which is perhaps the veiled drive behind our governments’ obsession with the regulation of online communications.
There’s also a great deal of research funded by Darpa, that mad-scientist wing of the US Defense Department, seeking to be able to scan & interpret the electrochemical activity in the human brain, and to wirelessly send direct command to the minds of soldiers.
With all this in the works, perhaps it’s not unlikely to predict that Deception has its days numbered. But a new question arises: are we ready to live in a world without lies, no matter how brutal it could be to be deprived of comfy delusions & false assumptions?
Would the eradication of Deception be what frightens us the most about the so-called Singularity? With the veil of lies, might we be also casting away that which we identify as the Human condition?
Are we sure we can handle the Truth?
Fuck if I know, y’all! All I know is… I’m tired of the taste of bullshit.
Red Pill Junkie is one of my favorite bloggers and he appears on many blogs.
He tells heap big truth to power and as his moniker implies, partakes of the red pill.
And like him, I’m pretty sick of the taste of bullshit in my mouth.
From Estulin’s Blog:
[...]U.S. economy and financial crisis in Europe
One of the key conclusions from the Bilderberg meeting: The U.S. will manipulate the fall of the U.S. dollar in value against the Chinese yuan. The thinking behind is that a devalued dollar will inflate away America’s debts and Obligations. Bilderberg is not particularly Concerned That the people are the guinea pig in all of this. What is being sacrificed is the purchasing power of the U.S. $.
It’s all part of Their Deal With Beijing to help inflate away its debts Washington, Beijing and give more say in the overall economy. That’s why Fu Ying, China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs was invited to the Bilderberg Conference This Year. That’s why Huang Yiping, Professor of Economics, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University was invited to Bilderberg Also 2012. Collusion Between the U.S. government and the Chinese government is in progress. Others Who Have Actively participated in the discussion on the destruction of the U.S. dollar at the expense of the yuan are Chiense Cheng Li, Director of Research and Senior Fellow with John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution and Robert Rubin, Co-Chair of the powerful Council on Foreign Relations and Former Secretary of the Treasury.
Bilderberg group is made up of former members alliance NATO, USA, Canada and Western Europe. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, former members of the Warsaw Pact minus Russia Have Been Incorporated into the organization. In the 1950s, Bilderberg Group was a very important element of the oligarchical structures of the cold war period Because It was a vehicle through private financier oligarchical Interests Which Were Able to Impose Their Policies on what are nominally sovereign Governments.
Today, Bilderberg is a medium of bringing together financial Institutions Which Are the World’s Most Powerful and Most predatory financial interests. And at this time, it is That Which combination is the worst enemy of humanity.
THUS, The Presence of Chinese Communist Party leaders is an extraordinary phenomenon Which Must Be Understood in terms of a US-China conspiracy meant to deflate away the value of the U.S. dollar. Now, it’s only a matter of time before the U.S. dollar loses its role as the world’s reserve currency. Bilderberg knows it is going to happen. The U.S. government knows it is going to happen. And the mainstream press knows it is going to happen. They WANT the dollar devalued so That the U.S. government can try and default on Washington’s domestic and International obligations through inflation.
Furthermore, Bilderberg is Concerned with yet another Lehman-type megashock – A Very Real Possibility of bank runs. As one Bilderberger said: “Europe and the U.S. are now on a collision course with a second Lehman-type megashock.”
As one European bankers present at the Bilderberg conference Stated, “If you think Europe’s Crisis and its deflated currency is going to help support the U.S. $, think again.” In fact, there was a general agreement at the Bilderberg meeting That the Fed will be called to the rescue to prop up Europe’s system failure by printing even more money, and THUS weakening the dollar in the long run.
It’s been a while since I posted anything about the Bilderbergers, but this past political season has reminded me that U.S. politicians are beholden to elite groups that are higher up on the food chain than they are.
No matter what political party they are members of.
And reminds me of reasons why I don’t like banksters very much.
It is well known in science-fiction circles that author Philip K. Dick was a mad, drug-induced psychic shamanic figure who glimpsed into the future realms on an almost daily basis for over thirty years, much to his detriment in most cases.
What isn’t known so much is that during the 1950s he was friends with an FBI agent and that during the early 1970s a neo-Nazi organization tried to enlist him to their cause:
“In 1972, a far-reaching neo-Nazi organisation discreetly began to contact various high-profile authors in the U.S. with a view to enlisting their help; the plan being to covertly plant codewords into millions of science fiction novels and spread a secret message to certain sections of society. The message related to a new, deadly, and incurable strain of syphilis – deliberately unleashed on the country by enemies of the U.S. – that was currently sweeping the land at an incredible pace, its existence denied by the government. This was, in fact, the beginning of World War III.
The scene I just painted was lifted from the following two letters – intriguing letters to say the least – both of which were written by science fiction novelistPhilip K. Dick in 1972 and sent, in all seriousness, to the FBI. Interestingly, within two years Dick began to experience the ‘visions’ he would later document in his book, Exegesis.
October 28, 1972
Federal Bureau of Investigation
I am a well-known author of science fiction novels, one of which dealt with Nazi Germany (called MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, it described an “alternate world” in which the Germans and Japanese won World War Two and jointly occupied the United States). This novel, published in 1962 by Putnam & Co., won the Hugo Award for Best Novel of the Year and hence was widely read both here and abroad; for example, a Japanese edition printed in Tokio ran into several editions. I bring this to your attention because several months ago I was approached by an individual who I have reason to believe belonged to a covert organization involving politics, illegal weapons, etc., who put great pressure on me to place coded information in future novels “to be read by the right people here and there,” as he phrased it. I refused to do this.
The reason why I am contacting you about this now is that it now appears that other science fiction writers may have been so approached by other members of this obviously anti-American organization and may have yielded to the threats and deceitful statements such as were used on me. Therefore I would like to give you any and all information and help I can regarding this, and I ask that your nearest office contact me as soon as possible. I stress the urgency of this because within the last three days I have come across a well-distributed science fiction novel which contains in essence the vital material which this individual confronted me with as the basis for encoding. That novel is CAMP CONCENTRATION by Thomas Disch, which was published by Doubleday & Co.
Philip K. Dick
3028 Quartz Lane Apt. #2
P.S. I would like to add: what alarms me most is that this covert organization which approached me may be Neo-Nazi, although it did not identify itself as being such. My novels are extremely anti-Nazi. I heard only one code identification by this individual: Solarcon-6.
November 4, 1972
Marin County Sheriff’s Office,
Marin County Civic Center,
Dear Inspector Shine:
As you may recall, on or about November 17, 1971, my house at 707 Hacienda Way, Santa Venetia, was extensively robbed. The last time I talked to you, during February of this year, you informed me that you had broken the case; a man named Wade (Jerry Wade I believe) had been arrested with the Ruger .22 pistol of mine stolen during this robbery. I have been in Canada and now in Southern California and hence out of touch. Have any more of my possessions been recovered? Have there been any more arrests made? Do you have anything more you can tell me at this date?
While I was in Canada evidently my house was robbed again, during March of this year. I did not know this until what remained of my things arrived down here; my realtor, Mrs. Annie Reagan, had stored them, and at least one entire room of stuff is missing: the bedroom in which the control system of the burglar alarm was located, the one room not covered by the scanner. Obviously it was robbed by someone who intimately knew the layout of the alarm system and how to bypass it. I recall that Inspector Bridges thought that the November 17 robbery was an inside job, at least in part. I believe that this later robbery in March of this year proves it. Only two or three persons that I can recall knew the layout of the burglar alarm system. One was Harold Kinchen, who was under investigation by Airforce Intelligence at Hamilton Field at the time I left (Mr. Richard Bader was conducting the investigation; through Sergeant Keaton of Tiberon he asked me to come in and give testimony. It had to do with an attempt on the arsenal of the Airforce Intelligence people at Hamilton on I recall January first of this year). I have more reason to believe now than I did then that Kinchen and the secret extralegal organization to which he belonged were involved in both robberies of my house, although evidence seemed to point more toward Panthers such as Wade. I say this because this is Orange County where I live now, and I have come to know something about the rightwing paramilitary Minutemen illegal people here — they tell me confidentially that from my description of events surrounding the November robbery of my house, the methods used, the activities of Harry Kinchen in particular, it sounds to them like their counterparts up there, and possibly even a neo-Nazi group. Recently I’ve obtained, by accident, new information about Kinchen’s associates, and the neo-Nazi organization theory does seem reinforced. In this case, the November robbery was political in nature and more than a robbery. I have thought this for some time, but until now had less reason to be sure.
As to the motive of the assault I’m not sure at all. Possibly it had to do with my published novels, one of which dealt with Nazi Germany — it was extremely anti-Nazi, and widely circulated. I know for a fact that Harry Kinchen and the Japanese relatives he had through his wife Susan had read it. Kinchen’s Japanese-born mother-in-law, Mrs. Toni Adams, had read the novel in the Japanese edition. Beyond any doubt, Kinchen is an ardent Nazi trained in such skill as weapons-use, explosives, wire-tapping, chemistry, psychology, toxins and poisons, electronics, auto repair, sabotage, the manufacture of narcotics. Mr. Bader is of course aware of this. What I did not pass on to anyone, because I feared for my life, is the fact that Kinchen put coercive pressure, both physical and psychological, on me to put secret coded information into my future published writings, “to be read by the right people here and there,” as he put it, meaning members of his subversive organization. As I told you in November, he accidently responded to a phonecall from me with a code signal. Later, he admitted belonging to a secret “worldwide” organization and told me some details.
The coded information which Kinchen wished placed in my novels (I of course refused, and fled to Canada) had to do with an alleged new strain of syphilis sweeping the U.S., kept topsecret by the U.S. authorities; it can’t be cured, destroys the brain, and is swift-acting. The disease, Kinchen claimed, is being brought in deliberately from Asia by agents of the enemy (unspecified), and is in fact a weapon of World War Three, which has begun, being used against us.
In a recent confidential discussion which I had with my Paris editor, a close friend of mine, this editor ratified my conviction that to allow this coded “information,” undoubtedly spurious, to get into print, would be a disaster for this country. These neo-nazis or whatever they are would “break” their own code and make public this phony information, thus creating mass hysteria and panic. There is, of course, no such new untreatable paresis, despite rumors we have been hearing from Servicemen returning from Viet Nam. I have contacted the F.B.I. on the advice of my editor-publisher friend, but I felt I should contact you, too. You may wish to pass this information about the coded information in novels onto Mr. Bader.
I will hope, then, to hear from you. Thank you.
Philip K. Dick
3028 Quartz Lane #3
P.S. Harold Kinchen introduced me to only one individual, who asked me to write for his underground pornographic publications; I refused. By accident I recently learned that this man, “Doc” Stanley, of Corte Madera, “was a student of the speeches of Hitler during his college days at the University of Chicago, advocating their doctrines and reading them to people.” Neither Stanley nor Kinchen mentioned this to me.”
Interesting that the University of Chicago comes up here. It is a well known fact that the U of C is a hotbed of nonconservative/Trotskyite philosophy where Leo Strauss spawned acolytes such as Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Clarence Thomas, John Podhoretz, and Robert Bork (link).
And if neocons aren’t synonymous with neo-Nazis, I don’t know what is.
Maybe the drugs brought PDK some clarity, hmm?
As the time ticks down to the end of one of America’s most reviled regimes, (Carter’s Administration is thrown in with this bunch, but I can’t see why when compared to Bu$hco’s) , the US is ready to inaugurate its first African-American President, a true novelty given the nation’s history, but probably inevitable none-the-less.
History is my profession (more like a hobby) by training, so I’m interested in the symbolism that pervades the incoming Obama Administration and how it might relate to future of the US.
Symbolism? What? How could the future President Obama be related to esoteric symbolism in any way, much less the relationship thereof?
According to Chris Knowles of The Secret Sun , Obama’s “election” might actually have been preordained as a reincarnation of the “Osiris Cult” and is full of Masonic “Phoenix Rising” symbolism.
Crazy? Maybe. Knowles isn’t the only one to point out the obvious. Check this out at Red Ice Creations. Change? The Velvet Glove instead of The Mailed Fist maybe.
Not to mention the Inauguration is taking place after The Martyred Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nationally recognised birthday. Osiris/Christ Resurrection and Phoenix Rising symbolism here folks? Sweet syncronicity!
Even if one doesn’t believe in esoteric relationships, syncronicity and symbolism, it doesn’t matter one bit if you’re just one of the masses.
Because the people who are actually pulling the strings of finance, politics, religious institutions and yes, science, surely do!
As this year is getting under way, national and world news offers little in change, yet.
This past Friday (1/2), Wall Street wonks give a positive, though cautious analysis about the new year’s stock markets around the world, giving a boost to Asian and Eurozone exchanges this morning; (Asia)http://www.cnbc.com/id/19832390/ , (Eurozone)http://www.cnbc.com/id/19794221/ .
I’m not buying into this meme, due to the fact that in alot of states, state governments are levying more taxes and cutting services to low, middle income folks and not raising taxes on the rich folk. According to New York State governor, David Paterson, raising taxes on the rich is “unpalatable” and to be used as a last resort; http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/nyregion/21millionaire.html.
Leona Helmsley would approve.
On the world front, Zionist Israel is continuing its pogrom on the Palestinians, killing hundreds of civilians in order to get at Hamas “terrorists”; http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jan2009/gaza-j05.shtml .
World opinion is against Israel, of course, and using civilians as human shields is a shitty way for Hamas to get their message across. And of course, the Israeli government is backed wholeheartedly by Bu$hco, who is raking up mega-monopoly-money via the military-industrial-congressional complex from the slaughter not only in Gaza, but world-wide.
So what’s with a little exit plan profit taking?
The incoming Obama administration’s meme of spreading fiat currency around the country for infrastructure, school and green tech is hitting rough ground as some in Congress say that there’s not enough time to get an economic plan together by the Inauguration, but by the middle of February instead; http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/05/us/politics/05spend.html?bl&ex=1231304400&en=99a6130dae16eb41&ei=5087%0A .
There’s plenty more news I can comment on, but I still want the focus to remain on science and science-fiction in this ezine.
Have a good week folks and remember to convert to gold!
For all of you US Government junkies who are fascinated with how much of our fiat funny-money is pumped into the military-industrial-congressional complex, here’s a handy-dandy historical chart that in fact traces our change from an isolationist republic during the 1940s into the globe-spanning neo-communist proto-world state we are now.
Wall Stats.com: Death and Taxes
Hat tip to Ignorance Is Futile!
The US federal government take-over/nationalization of the mortage giants Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae over the weekend was not a big surprise to government people and insider world financiers. The world stock markets breathed a temporary sigh of relief this morning as the markets in Asia and the EU opened; The US economy, still the largest on Earth was not going to tank and take the rest of the planet with it, not today anyway:
World stock markets soared Monday after Washington announced a bailout of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — a move that could help bolster a shaky U.S. housing market and renew global investor confidence.
By afternoon in Europe, Germany’s DAX jumped 3.45 percent to 6,338.89 and France’s CAC 40 climbed 4.83 percent to 4,399.55.
Trading on the London Stock Exchange, Europe’s oldest independent exchange, was halted in the morning because of a computer fault but Britain’s FTSE 100 had risen 3.81 percent to 5,440.20 shortly after 9:00 a.m. local time (0800 GMT), and remained at that level midmorning.
“It was a very broad rally,” said Lawrence Peterman, investment director at Eden Financial in London. “All the banks are up strongly on the back of the U.S. news at the weekend.”
Shares in HSBC Holdings Plc, Europe’s largest bank by market value, advanced 5 percent. HBOS Plc, one of Britain’s biggest mortgage lenders, rose 12.98 percent, and Barclays Plc, the country’s third largest bank, 11.90 percent.
Over in Asia, Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged 3.4 percent to 12,624.46, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 4.3 percent to 20,794.27. Seoul’s Kospi rose 5.2 percent.
Ordinary folks had no idea this was going to happen, even tinfoil hat wackos like me.
Until Saturday when I was surfing the ‘Tubeways and checked out the Project Camelot site anyway.
Now Project Camelot collects all kinds of esoterica, NWO and UFO stuff all of the time and Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy interview various people who have inside knowledge of these subjects.
One of these people, Benjamin Fulford, is a regular there and is a person I have flamed in the past for being a possible NWO disinformation agent. Mainly because of the fantastic claims he has promised and failed to come through on.
The point I’m getting to here is that Cassidy/Ryan post that during an abbreviated phone interview with Fulford on September 4th, he refers to September 8th, 2008 as a date when something very important is going to occur:
We had a telephone interview scheduled yesterday with Benjamin Fulford which was unexpectedly canceled at the last minute. It appears he’s very concerned over the latest turns of events, and would only say that we should be aware of 8 September. We know nothing more than this, other than he stressed that things are constantly changing.
Two weeks previously he publicly stated that he had learned from his own sources that 30 September would be important, being the end of the US Fiscal Year. It was then, he had been told, when US bankruptcy could be announced, with various complex major consequences.
Could he be referring to the FMac/FMae take-over? This is vague at best, but Fulford is an economist by trade, supposed NWO fighter by choice. Could he have foreknowledge of this?
As you can see by the above excerpt, the Japanese market sky-rocketed and the dollar is propped up further by this development.
Fulford also has an article explaining why the US Government is trying to pick a fight with Russia, and it concerns the end of the US fiscal year ( September 30th ):
The US war-mongering and talk of World War 3 is nothing more than a desperate negotiation tactic aimed at staving off US bankruptcy, according to two sources affiliated with US intelligence agencies. The Bank for International Settlements has demanded that the Bush/Nazi cabal that has taken control of the US pay back trillions of dollars they stole from the rest of the world by September 30th, the sources say. The money was stolen during the Reagan presidency by George Bush senior to finance the collapse of the Soviet Union. This money must now be returned to its rightful owners, the sources say. As the deadline approaches, the cabal has threatened to impose martial law on the US and launch World War 3 unless they are given a reprieve.
Hmmm, won’t the sheeple be surprised after Monday Night Football, eh?
Gas rationing, food rationing, heating fuel rationing, round-ups of people of Middle East descent, searches, jailings, progroms.
Not to mention radiation from Russian and Chinese nukes lighting up the Northern Hemisphere like a billion Christmas trees.
And where do you think Bu$hco, Cheneyburton, Sweet Candy, the neo-cornholers, the Rockefellers and most exclusively, the Rothschilds are going to be?
Not enjoying the light-show outside, you can bet your ass on that!
But is that scenario going to play out? Are we going to dodge a very large bullet?
“As the US election heats up, aspiring presidential candidates have turned their attention to Florida, where the shuttles are launched, and are pressing to clarify their positions on space exploration.pdf) on Sunday, outlining his commitment to Constellation, NASA’s shuttle replacement programme, and to sending humans to the Moon by 2020. The move may put pressure on presumptive Republican nominee John McCain to release a more refined statement. For his part, McCain met with aerospace executives in Florida on Monday.
Both candidates are battling for votes in Florida, which boasts NASA’s main launch site and stands to lose some 4000 jobs when the space shuttles retire in less than two years. The state carries 27 electoral votes, and recent polls show voters there are closely split between the two candidates.
Earlier in the campaign, Obama’s position was in favour of trimming money for the Constellation programme to fund early childhood education. Such cuts would have delayed the programme by years, further extending the anticipated five-year gap between the last shuttle flight in 2010 and the first flight of Constellation’s capsule, Orion, in 2015.
But Obama has since said he, like McCain, supports the original Constellation plan, the cornerstone of President Bush’s ‘Vision for Space Exploration.’ some worry about the safety and practicality of flying the 30-year-old craft much beyond 2010.While waiting for Orion, NASA is hoping to extend a contract with Russia to send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Soyuz rockets. But relying on Russia for space access may become politically untenable and impossible to negotiate, as US-Russian relations are strained by the conflict in Georgia. At yesterday’s meeting with aerospace leaders, McCain said access to space is a national security issue and relying on Russia is “unacceptable”, according to the Orlando Sentinel.”
That’s okay, the asshole pig-fornicating NWO zionist scumbags have that covered, the Pentagon has orbital weapons that would probably make the Cylons green with envy!
“The satellite named Omid (Hope) has been designed and built by Iranian specialists and was orbited by an Iranian carrier rocket.
In February Tehran successfully launched the Explorer-1 research rocket, which is capable of carrying a satellite into orbit, and unveiled the country’s first domestically built satellite, Omid.
The achievement has drawn much attention from around the world, specially from among Muslim nations, as Iran is under heavy sanctions by the West and the UN Security Council making it develop the technology and build every part and equipment needed in the field of aerospace.
The satellite was sent into orbit today on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of Shiites’ 12th Imam (May God Hasten His Reappearance). “
Great, more apocalyptic bullshit. The NWO must be beside themselves in orgiastic come splattered glee over the prospect of funding both sides in another arms build-up and subsequent bloodshed.
Here then are the parts of the UFO equation we need to address. It’s not necessarily a look into the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis, meaning that some UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin, but instead a look at ourselves and certain phenomenon that are with us on a daily basis, tons of documentation to support them, yet never addressed by mainstream science and the media. So let me get metaphysical on our butts for a moment. These two phenomena that need to be looked into are OBEs short for Out of Body Experiences and past life phenomena. I can hear the old school UFOlogists grumping and groaning because how dare we use science to look into the spiritual. Everyone knows science says there’s no God or spirit, but if that’s the case, why do six billion or more people still believe? Even when they’re starving and under weapons fire they still believe. Even when massive disasters wipe out tens of thousands they still believe. When men’s war machines wipe out millions like during the Holocaust, people still believe in the spirit. I’m reminiscing of the scene from the classic Dr. Seuss story “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” where the green old Grinch puzzled as to how the citizens of Whoville still believed in Christmas after he’d stolen their presents. We’ve had well over 100 years of study of OBEs and past lives study. It’s simple to prove if it’s real or not yet no major media source nor scientific body has yet to leap onto TV and declare so. As usual some psychiatrist comes into play and tosses someone in a padded cell or whatever new Frankenstein like restraints they use or the issue is shuffled off to the giggle factor factory. Bottom line is why not a look at it? Might this fill in some blanks regarding many of the phenomena associated with UFOs? Let me be brief here. The main reason science and news won’t touch the issue is because the datum is so overwhelming that we are more than just physical creatures that to declare such as fact to the mentally deranged war mongers and greed merchants would send these poor chaps over the deep end. How much would the world change if we discovered we, the real being, was indeed immortal? Silly as a March hare but immortal? Irresponsible and childlike, but immortal? That means the last guy you murdered would some day come back and might want to even the score. Or how about that assassinated witness showing up with the goods but in a new body? That’d change the criminal justice system for sure.
The criminal zionist NWO crowd doesn’t only hate Christianity, they hate any metaphysical belief system that expouses freedom from fear, dogma and lies.
The UFO issue is just one of many in their bottomless bag of dirty tricks and illusions.
They can play Pharaoh all they want, but they’ll get no devotion from me!
In my ongoing commemoration and celebration of the life of esoteric researcher Kent Daniel Bentkowski ( Kentroversy ) who passed July 30, 2008 by posting some of his past podcasts with some of the big names in the field, none come much bigger than Michael Tsarion.
His research on ancient cultures, the Nephilim, UFOs, symbology, secret societies and their use by the NWO is second to none, except maybe Jordan Maxwell.
So enjoy this Kentroversy Tapes podcast Kent made with Michael on March 2005. The podcast itself was posted by Kent on June 25th, 2007.
Karl Schwarz, a nanotechnology entrenpeneur and NWO/Zionist hater has been on the warpath lately when it comes to “Bu$hco Dirty Diapers” in the Caspian Sea area of Central Asia. He may be full of himself as Geez says, but he’s blunt and to the point:
It really is not Russia’s fault that US political and military planners cannot read a map. Nor is it their fault that for three decades US schemers and $$$-dreamers have planned to try to steal the Caspian Basin area from Russia, and even from the nations that were once part of the USSR. Nor it is Russia’s fault that the US is led by such morons and incompetent people that they cannot get anything done anywhere on Earth. his entire fiasco in Georgia is a US-Israel planned operation to back Russia up from the US precious pipeline right-of-way across Georgia. That pipeline does not pass through South Ossetia – at its closest point it is 55km away. The Zionist Neocon Globalists at CNN have tried to convince American Sheeple that Russia started this. Not a chance. Russia did not start this…but they will end it. Yet another armored division has entered South Ossetia to push out the Georgian Army, led by US and Israeli Jew advisors. Russian armor and troops have also flooded into the other breakaway region of Abkhasia. Many of the BBC reporters are starting to ask the hard questions and the pathetic answers, or no answer, are beginning to show. Some Simple Facts 1. When the USSR disbanded, South Ossetia and Abkhasia voted to stay with Russia, not Georgia. I have not seen the vote tally for Abkhasia but in South Ossetia the voter turn out was 95% and 99% of those voters elected to stay with Russia. The US and Saakashvili have tried to undermine that democratic choice ever since the people of South Ossetia made their decision. 2. The current president of Georgia is American educated, very much a Zionist globalist and New World Order proponent. He is a US and Zionist puppet. 3. The current Minister of Defense in Georgia is former Zionist Israel Army. 4The Candy Rice visit to Georgia – while Bush and Medvedev were at the G8 Meetings in Hokkaido, Japan – was simply a staged photo op to assure the Zionist Masters that the US was standing with its puppet regime in Georgia. It was also announced during her trip to Georgia that the DoD had scheduled war games for Georgia for most of the month of July. Those war games ended July 31, Georgia attacked August 8. Do the math. 5. The purpose of the war games was to train the Georgian Army in ‘counterterrorism operations’ and ‘door-to-door urban warfare.’ In reality, it was prepping it to invade South Ossetia. 6. There was no ‘urban war’ or ‘terrorism’ in South Ossetia until Georgia and its US and Israeli Jew advisors personally delivered them. 7. The advisors included both US military and Zionist Israel military. Evidently, Ukraine troops were also involved in the invasion and murdering of civilians. The war started with the death of at least 10 Russian peacekeepers, and then Georgia with its US and Zionist Jew advisors started in on the genocide of civilians….something the zhids especially love to do. 8. Israel has been providing military equipment to Georgia for years. Israel lusts to stir up war and dissension and terrorism. The US does, too. Human sacrifice and financial plunder are their life’s blood. So, all those US and Israeli advisors stayed right there after the end of July, and directed the Georgia attack on South Ossetia killing – so far – over 2,000 and injuring many more. By any definition, the attack by Georgia was a premeditated act of war and sheer, genocidal terrorism…ultimately ordered and orchestrated by the US and Zionist Israel. 10. President Medvedev has instructed Russian military judicial and forensics professionals to document these war crimes against the people of South Ossetia. Russia intends to press charges for war crimes against the perpetrators. Many of the major networks of the Zionist-controlled MSM continue to attempt to try to brainwash the American Sheeple into believing Russia was and is the aggressor. Nothing could be further from the truth. This has been a US-Israeli directed war carried out by their puppet regime in Georgia. Russia responded, logically, properly and quickly to the attack…the sovereign right of any nation to defend its territory and citizens. The people of South Ossetia made the decision in the early 1990s to stay with Russia. Most of the people who live there have Russian passports, not Georgian passports. 13. Now it is the US, Israel and Georgia who are refusing to recognize a democratic vote of the people. Democracy? No, it is sham US policy, lies and double-speak. It is all about that damned pipeline across Georgia. 14. And let’s not forget the name George Soros as being right in the middle of all this. Soros is “Mr Pipeline” and aids and abets US and UK aims in that department all over the Black Sea and EU venues. George is one of the front men for attempted US hegemony in this part of the world, always using his Zionist Jew connections to open doors and milk the locals for all he can. That George fails to get anything done – over and over again – is completely consistent with the peoples of the EU and Black Sea areas being sick and tired of US and Zionist Israel interference and intimidation, and plundering of their lives. 15. Into Monday, EU time, Georgia still has troops fighting in South Ossetia….and Russia is still eliminating them. Russian jets continue to hit targets inside of Georgia until Georgians wise up and get out of South Ossetia. and Meanwhile, Deadye Dick and the Village Idiot continue pointing the finger at Russia and demanding a ‘cease fire’ when it was the US, Israel and their puppet Saakashvili that started this fiasco. Evidently, from their ivory towers in DC and villas in TelAviv, these vile Zionist Neocons thought this was going to be yet another cake walk. They have now found out otherwise. 17. The Russian Black Sea fleet has blockaded Georgia to prevent any further military arms from coming into Georgia from Israel and the US. 18. Ukraine has been involved in this fiasco as well, and made the mind-boggling statement that the Russian fleet cannot come back to its home port in the Crimea region of Ukraine. I think, when the time comes, the 1,000 pound Russian Bear is going to park, eat or sleep wherever it damn well wishes. Expect the Ukrainian people to be up in arms very soon about Ukraine involving itself in the BushCo-TelAviv directed South Ossetian sneak attack, terrorism and genocide. 19. In reaction to the Ukraine naval port threat and its involvement in the Georgia conflict, Russia immediately changed the value of the Ruble versus the Ukraine dollar as first punishment. The Ukraine economy is so weak that such a move by Russia will be felt by all Ukrainians, including those pensioners Russia pays for each month. If there is a God in Heaven, Yuchenko’s days will be numbered, too, with Ukrainians, most of whom have seen their wages fall to less than $500 a month. Yes, you read that right, $500 or less a month. 20. It is apparent the US, Israel and Georgia underestimated what the blowback to their plotting would be. These delusional, killer morons are not good, America. If you think they are “defending America” you need to think again. 21. Russia has also rushed humanitarian aid into South Ossetia. 22. The idiot ‘war planners’ of the US and Israel forgot to plan for that. The crisis and human suffering is increasing by the hour in Georgia. Saakashvili is about to go apoplectic at the level of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ these idiots have led him, and Georgia, into. 23. My bet is the Georgian people will soon cast their vote and team back up with Russia. It is obvious the US and Israel and Soros only care about the pipeline and oil and gas…a fact being realized by more Georgians every day.
It should be noted that one of the original aims of the PNAC was to have fiefdom client states set up all the way from the Horn of Africa and up through client states Ukraine and Georgia with the Bu$hco anti-missile shield that’s supposed to “deter Axis of Evil Iranian” missiles. Yeah right, Cheneyburton knew what those missiles were all about because that was a plan from the 1970s when he was cutting his criminal chops in Tricky Dicky’s Misadministration. The plan has always been to snag Central Asian oil and box in the USSR/Russia.
But guess what happened on the way to Dubai, the Russians and the Chinese long ago figured it out and now this neocon/zionist wetdream is exploding all over, and not in the place where it was meant to feel good! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! 8))
Hat tip to Jeff Rense