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This essay is another attempt to help Edward Bernay’s “bewildered herd” connect some dots. The content is only marginally about politics but these two following quotes are necessary to set the context.

Montagu Norman, Governor of The Bank of England, in a speech to the US Bankers’ Association in New York City in 1924:

By dividing the voters through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting for questions of no importance. It is thus, by discrete action, we can secure for ourselves that which has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished.”

From Boris Berezovsky’s failed attempt to transform Russia into a fake two-party state:

“. . . heated public battles would be provoked and fought on socially-divisive issues, while both parties would be controlled from the stage wings by the same small group of ruling elites and bankers. With the citizens permanently divided and popular dissatisfaction safely channeled into meaningless dead-ends, these puppet-masters could maintain unlimited wealth and power for themselves, with little threat to their reign.”[1]https://www.unz.com/runz/our-american-pravda/

Let’s assume that many writers, readers and commenters are correct in their assessment of today’s sociological and geo-political climates, that we are being misled and manipulated by someone – the Deep State, the Power Behind the Throne, the Globalists, the Satanists . . ., as Bernays said, “. . . they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”[2]https://www.unz.com/lromanoff/the-anger-campaign-aga...china/

It goes without saying that if we want to ‘pull the wires’ which control the minds of our ‘bewildered herd’, we must control the narrative, the range of public discourse on these issues. If we pay attention to the mass media on the occurrence of many events, it is easy to see that we are often being propagandised and programmed to see the world through the same pair of eyes – the pair our masters want us to look through. It is a most effective tool of public manipulation, with most of us unaware this thought control is taking place. In simple terms, if you can focus the public on asking the wrong questions, you needn’t worry about the answers.[3]https://www.unz.com/lromanoff/connecting-the-dots/ I want to focus here first, with a few examples.

Some years ago there were intense debates about the future of the Euro, with growing public opinion that the group currency was a failed experiment and European nations should revert to their original national currencies. But the mass media suddenly spawned a flood of debate centered on a wide range of options more or less titled “What is the best way to save the Euro?”, forcing public debate into a context where continuation of the Euro was assumed as immutable and all discussion focused on methods of preservation. Of course, the real question was “Should the Euro be saved?”, but those raising this question were ignored, mocked, derided, and painted as traitors to Europe.

ZIKA

Another example, and a bit closer to home, is the ZIKA eruption in South and Central America some years ago. I wrote a long and well-documented article on ZIKA a few months back. You might care to read it because it helps to bring all the important points to the foreground and I can cover only a few details here.[4]https://www.unz.com/lromanoff/zika/ You may recall that ZIKA erupted suddenly, covering all of about 20 nations in a very short time, but the symptoms being only conjunctivitis and a bit of soreness in joints that were often so mild no one even knew they had been infected. Yet instantly the Western media were flooded for months with dire end-of-days predictions from a virus that never killed anyone and did no apparent harm. Does that sound familiar?

The important point here is the origin of ZIKA. The WHO, and then everybody, claimed it was brought to Brazil by a visitor from Polynesia who had come to watch the World Cup. But ZIKA is not a contagious disease. It is spread only by mosquitoes, which means you must be bitten to become infected. So our (unidentified and likely fictitious) Polynesian visitor was (maybe) infected, then was (maybe) bitten by a mosquito who (maybe) became infected and then who in turn (maybe) bit a Brazilian who (maybe) became infected, and who then was (maybe) bitten by other local mosquitoes and (maybe) infected them. So far, so good. But how did millions of people become infected in only a few weeks in more than 20 nations in an area covering millions of square miles? The WHO confirmed that ZIKA had never existed in this part of the world and that local mosquitoes were not infected. That would mean millions of local mosquitoes not only worked very hard to bite our poor Polynesian visitor but then in turn biting millions of people within weeks, and also travelling many thousands of kilometers to all major cities in South and Central America, flying as high as 20,000 feet to cross the Andes and crossing thousands of kilometers of uninhabited territory.

We can see that something doesn’t make sense. There was one part of the story that the media rigorously suppressed, the fact that a company named Oxitec, with confirmed financial and political connections to the entire list of usual suspects, was conducting “transgenic mosquito trials”, releasing hundreds of millions of their GM mosquitoes in precisely these same areas at precisely the same time. And suddenly everything makes sense.

But the real point was that the media attempted to link ZIKA – unsuccessfully – with a rare cranial birth disorder named microcephaly, the media thrust being that all fetuses in all of South and Central America were now dangerously suspect of having damaged brains. And suddenly the media flood changed focus, with literally dozens of American NGOs from USAID to Planned Parenthood, vigorously and in sudden unison agitating for all of Latin America to immediately abandon all anti-abortion laws to permit the abortion of all fetuses in Latin America because they were likely to be born with “devastated brains”. And now, everything makes sense.

I note again that any discussion of the origin of ZIKA was heavily suppressed by the media. Google knew only of microcephaly, and Facebook and Twitter deleted references to Oxitec and their GM mosquitoes. The only permissible discussion of source was our visitor from Polynesia. The most important question of all – the origin of ZIKA – was totally buried by the media, removed from public consciousness. It would seem that someone, educated in Bernays’ methods, was ‘pulling the public’s wires’, because all of the debate about ZIKA – all of it – was focused on brain damage and abortion. And, as I said, if you can get people asking the wrong questions, you don’t care about the answers.

COVID-19

Now, let’s assume that many writers and readers are correct about COVID-19 being in some part a scam, that the flood of ‘end-of-days’ media scare-mongering is not accurately reflected in the fatality rates, and that the economic and social damage being created in North America and Europe are a gross overkill.

The main theory rests on a continuation of the class war that we last experienced in serious measure in 2008 and which was itself a continuation of the class war that began decades earlier, exploding with great earnestness in the early 1980s with Paul Volker’s savage economic contraction. This much is certain. But 2008 led to much social unrest, nearly leading the authorities to needing to fill FEMA’s 800 or so internment camps in the face of all that “low-level terrorism” from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

It seems to be more or less common knowledge that the Occupy movement ran out of steam because it was infiltrated and pre-empted by the same people infiltrating, pre-empting, and financing the social unrest today, at least in the US. That was unfortunate because the Occupy movement had the right idea but was misled to focus on the wrong target. ‘Wall Street’ is just an idea, a concept, not a valid target for prolonged protest. That’s a bit like protesting against socialism; you can make a lot of noise, but there is no one at whom you can throw the bricks, so the movement runs out of steam and dies. The Occupy movement began with resentment against the FED, and that was the correct target and would have served to focus the entire American public on a very dark and forbidden topic. Hence, the infiltration, financing, and change of focus. Cleverly done.

Also, keep in mind that if we really are in a class war – and we really are – social unrest becomes troublesome and expensive and the suppression of it makes the fact of the class war only too evident. If I were the Deep State, I would look for a better way. I do want to trash the economy and dump as many millions as possible into the lower class where they are unemployed, homeless and helpless, and eventually and desperately looking to my fascist solution as their salvation. But I would like to avoid painting targets on my own forehead while doing this, and I have a perfect solution, the epitome of despair without a target – COVID-19. Now, it isn’t I who took away your jobs and homes; it was a virus, perhaps an accident, and ‘act of god’, bad luck, but not my fault.

So, if we are correct in our fundamental assumptions, I create and release the coronavirus and wait for nature to do its thing and, once it begins, I flood the media with ‘end-of-days’ scaremongering and simply watch from a safe vantage point. All of you who are victims are of course filled with frustration and anger, and possibly even rage, but you have no target and your anger will eventually dissipate. So, I give you a target. When I’m done flooding the media with fears of death by the millions, I suddenly change course and flood it with racism. White on Black, Black on White, Yellow on White, White on Yellow, everyone on Brown, and now I have you turning on each other. That’s why I provided the pallets of bricks at your planned protest sites; you needed something to throw through the shop windows. This is much cheaper than widespread social unrest against the government or the social system, because I can just watch while you kill each other, destroy each other’s business and livelihood, and generally sink to where I want you. We need to destroy the Old World Order of democracy before we can introduce the New one of fascism.

There is an important corollary here in that I am also able to give you a target for your anger and rage – China. You can’t throw bricks at China today, but one of the necessary steps in my final plan for a New World Order is a Third World War against China, Russia, and Iran. And, with all my media flooding the airwaves and paper about how “this is all China’s fault”, most of you will be very eager to vent your remaining unspent rage in a war against China. So once again, Americans, having been taught to hate someone, will happily serve as the Bankers’ Private Army one more time, paying all the costs, incurring all the battlefield casualties, while I pick up all the money at the end. I am smarter than you imagine.

Let’s think of ZIKA again for a moment, of the source and origin of that virus. The truth was so deeply buried, almost no one found it. The same is true of COVID-19. It was convenient for the first outbreak to be in Wuhan because the local lab and university could be blamed, but there is more than ample evidence the virus originated in the US and was propagated from there, not from China. But all discussion about the origins of COVID-19, other than attempting to blame China, have been heavily suppressed, much more than for ZIKA. This is the reason Ron Unz and his website have been banned by Facebook and Twitter and why Google can’t find him. The same is true for me and for many other writers and websites. When examinations of the source of the coronavirus were going viral on American social media (and in China) Pompeo immediately declared all virus information classified and to routed through the NSC. With the assistance from Google and the social media, the censorship was virtually total.

Think of the control of public discourse on COVID-19. It seems everyone is arguing about whether lockdowns are a blessing or a curse, whether masks or social distancing are useful, whether Sweden is a hero or a failure, whether it’s okay to spit on Chinese people because it’s their fault, but almost everyone is ignoring and has already forgotten the crucial issue – the origin of the virus. As with ZIKA, find that, and you find everything.

It is now well-known that many countries have found traces of the virus in wastewater in November and December of 2019, long before the outbreak in China. The same is true of the US, though the national media won’t touch the stories, with evidence of the same in at least several American cities. There is much evidence of the virus circulating in the US from July, 2019 onwards. There is the fact that the US military informed NATO and Israel’s IDF in November of a coronavirus outbreak that was going to occur in China – specifically in Wuhan, about two months before it happened.

Try to understand what all this means. We are being had. All of us. The focus of our attention has been forced to irrelevancies. For our purposes, it doesn’t matter if lockdowns or masks are good or bad. In the end, we don’t care if Sweden is a hero or a fool. What we need to know is where and how this began, and who was ultimately responsible for it. We need to know how Bill Gates and Netflix knew of this pandemic months before it erupted. We all need to know who are the traitors in our own governments. We can’t learn that by turning on each other in riots based on racial hatred or by destroying shops. We need to pull together and focus our attention on the origin of this mess, and then we will know everything we need to know.

US Elections

I don’t want to go into this very deeply, but the same process applies to the current US political situation and the upcoming election. Mike Whitney wrote a fiery piece titled, Glitzy Convention Conceals Emerging One-Party Tyranny[5]https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/glitzy-convention-conce...ranny/, dealing with what we can call improprieties in the current situation. I am not competent to assess the accuracy of his thesis, but it one sense it’s irrelevant. I don’t mean it’s not important, but once again the focus has been cleverly turned to the wrong place.

The issue in not whether Democrats or Republicans are bad. They are both bad. The issue is not whether Trump or Biden is good or bad. They are both bad. The issue is not whether Hillary Clinton is prime evil and has a personality like 40 miles of bad road; she is and she does, but that’s irrelevant too.

Try to understand. Look at Donald Trump. CNN ran an article a week or so ago stating that Trump had told “more than 20,000 lies”. Trump is currently fighting the release of his (perhaps fraudulent) tax statements, fighting testing of his DNA and accusations of rape. Trump’s view of women, widely-known, is “Ahh, just grab ’em by the pussy.” The man is a mouthy, brain-damaged narcissist who conducts international diplomacy by Twitter and who is willing to continue provocations against everyone until he gifts his handlers with World War III. Just the kind of man every person in every nation prays to have as President of their country. Biden is not better.

Think of Kamala Harris. I know nothing about the woman, but the media tell me she does her hair nicely and wore a pretty blue suit and, most importantly, she is definitely “an Israel-firster”. Do you have any idea how stunning a revelation that is, that a woman presented as the potential Vice-President of the country pledges her loyalty to Israel rather than her own nation? And yet that announcement raised not an eyebrow that I could see. Apparently Americans take this for granted and believe such massive treason to be both normal and acceptable.

The issue is that the US has two political parties that are controlled and financed by a small group of very powerful people who control not only the politicians they select as candidates but the nation’s central bank, the CIA, the military, and the entire nation. And the people have no say in any of this. These party executives present to the people two extraordinarily corrupt people who are both bought and paid for, who will do as they are told, will preserve Israel’s ambitions at all costs, to the extent of destroying their own country and starting another world war, and the people have no place in these decisions.

The only thing that can save the US is to remove this power from the people who now have it and place it in the hands of the public. If I were an American, I would try to launch a huge national crowd-funding effort to present legal challenges to the two political parties and demand the right of Americans to select their own candidates for President and Congress, choosing deliberately from those who are not already bought and paid for, and who aren’t afraid to pledge their loyalty to America instead of Israel. I doubt the effort would succeed, but it might throw enough of a wrench into the status quo to clean up some of the mess. It wouldn’t cost anything to try.

And again, the media, the writers, the readers, are all focused on the team sport of elections, with apparently no one recognising that the real issue is the corruption in the party system itself. You need only think . If a political system can do no better than to give you a choice between Trump and Biden, it is too badly broken to be fixed. Wouldn’t Americans rather have a President who was respected worldwide as a decent and honorable man, rather than a man who makes enemies everywhere and wants to start another world war? You cannot do that with the party system you have now, and this is almost certainly your last chance to change it. By the end of the next presidential term, it will be too late. By that time, most of you will be unemployed and homeless and inhaling radiation.

Notes

[1] https://www.unz.com/runz/our-american-pravda/

[2] https://www.unz.com/lromanoff/the-anger-campaign-against-china/

[3] https://www.unz.com/lromanoff/connecting-the-dots/

[4] https://www.unz.com/lromanoff/zika/

[5] https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/glitzy-convention-conceals-emerging-one-party-tyranny/

 
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  1. anon[183] • Disclaimer says:

    The rhetorical device of I do this, I do that, unfortunately obscures an aspect of what’s going on. The Deep State, even when capitalized, is too vague. Which agency has the get-out-of-jail-free cards? Section 202, the operational files exemption, the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, the political questions doctrine, the “utmost deference” and “deference upon deference” supreme court slogans I mean doctrines, the state secrets doctrine? That’s CIA.

    Actions to preserve impunity are always attributed to the administration, but every administration does them. The military frankly speaks of SOCOM as a means of evading humanitarian law but humanitarian law is codified in federal law as the War Crimes Act. The Uniform Code of Military Justice codifies the Nuremberg Charter, Principles, and Judgement. But note that when CIA got caught at torture, a crime that cannot be justified, Congress promptly amended the War Crimes Act to decriminalize CIA’s favorite tortures: outrages upon human dignity (think Abu Ghraib) and denial of the rights of trial (think Assange.)

    Follow the impunity. Some banks got spared but Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers got sacrificed. Did anybody get sacrified at CIA? One guy: John Kiriakou, the guy who denounced their gravest crimes.

    CIA developed and released COVID-19 just like it developed and released anthrax. The funding flow through USAID to UNC Burnett-Womack center and Battelle is well documented by civil society (see Francis Boyle and Dilyana.)

    The US is a kleptocracy propped up by a police state. The kleptocracy is decentralized. The police state is not – it’s run by CIA. CIA impunity negates all law. You’ve got to attack the police state first. Then and only then you can prohibit fractional reserve banking like Kucinich did in his final fuck you to the Dems. You can dig up the Sherman and Clayton Antitrust acts and the Robinson-Patman Act and enforce them. You can execute Americans’ economic rights in law per the ICESCR.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  2. Do you have any idea how stunning a revelation that is, that a woman presented as the potential Vice-President of the country pledges her loyalty to Israel rather than her own nation? And yet that announcement raised not an eyebrow that I could see. Apparently Americans take this for granted and believe such massive treason to be both normal and acceptable.
    The issue is that the US has two political parties that are controlled and financed by a small group of very powerful people who control not only the politicians they select as candidates but the nation’s central bank, the CIA, the military, and the entire nation. And the people have no say in any of this. These party executives present to the people two extraordinarily corrupt people who are both bought and paid for, who will do as they are told, will preserve Israel’s ambitions at all costs, to the extent of destroying their own country and starting another world war, and the people have no place in these decisions.

    So, Zionists… from the Marxist Labor Zionist founders of Israel, through “liberal” lickspittle like Biden and Harris and the DNC, through the Neocons who instigated endless American wars for Israel, whose “Never Trump” fingerprints are all over the Trump administration.

    From a religious standpoint, they’re the Serpent. From a biological standpoint, they’re the Serpent. From a scientific standpoint, they’re sociopaths with reptilian minds.

    What does class theory have to say about the animal kingdom? What class do predatory animals fall into?

    • Replies: @Badger Down
    , @Kratoklastes
  3. Anonymous[106] • Disclaimer says:

    Some years ago there were intense debates about the future of the Euro, with growing public opinion that the group currency was a failed experiment and European nations should revert to their original national currencies. But the mass media suddenly spawned a flood of debate centered on a wide range of options more or less titled “What is the best way to save the Euro?”, forcing public debate into a context where continuation of the Euro was assumed as immutable and all discussion focused on methods of preservation. Of course, the real question was “Should the Euro be saved?”, but those raising this question were ignored, mocked, derided, and painted as traitors to Europe.

    The same approach is lately applied to the White Genocide project. It’s not going to succeed.

    The whites are waking up and the Chinese are not far behind. Ultimately, a torrent of lies, no matter how big, can only postpone the inevitable.

  4. Zika was a very interesting disinformation operation. I wouldn’t necessarily say that, as Planned Parenthood eventually pushed its infanticidal agenda into Latin America, things started to make sense. It seems more likely that they saw the opportunity of a major manipulation operation, whatever the initial cause was. And, of course, one NGO could not have pulled it off on its own. It takes collaboration from many media actors, internationally, and in recognition of a common goal, which includes the destruction of moral values, such as the respect of innocent lives.

    However, I wouldn’t go so far as to speak of a “deep state”. Even if you had identified some of those powerful people that you tell us finance the duopoly candidates plus control the central bank, the CIA and the military, this would not exactly amount to a deep state, but to a manipulative power exerting pressure on official authorities. As it is, identifying such people seems elusive; but there is an unmistakable galaxy of NGO’s and media platforms that work in collaboration against the advancement of decency and fraternity brought about by Christianity and other moral religions. It is therefore more accurate to refer to a “deep power” than a “deep state”, the latter consisting more strictly of influence networks inside government agencies and being actually evil only in so far as they are under the influence of the deep power.

    It has been evident since the French Revolution that there are forces at work to establish repressive systems for policing thought and favouring a regression to barbarousness, while always operating under sophisticated appearances of legitimacy. It is much more than class warfare that is at stake, the latter being one of the smokescreens set up by these same totalitarian forces. It is in fact a metaphysical war, a war waged by the “deep powers” against the Holy Spirit and His works, notably the Catholic Church in 18th-century France and the Orthodox Church in Czar Nicholas II’s Russia. I know far less about China, but the way Liú Shàoqí, who was to become the next secretary general, was tortured to death under Mao for promoting a moral version of communism, makes me identify maoism with that same power of darkness. Whatever rightful criticism can be leveraged at various Churches, this has nothing to do with the savage hatred of the moral law and the Lawgiver that expresses itself over and over again throughout history, striking at imperfect institutions that have nonetheless managed to slowly elevate the human condition.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  5. If I were an American…

    But you’re not. And I’m not. And a lot of your readers aren’t, either.

    Granted, the USA’s vassal states, with their compliant Deep-State Mini-Me’s, automatically emulate much of the lunacy imposed by the Mother of all Deep States.

    But even in the Empire’s satellites, the common folk still dream of better days, back when we had some quantum of sovereignty.

    In a nutshell, the only reasons a lot of us are so concerned about the rolling mayhem in the USA are:

    1. Sympathy for the common American folk.

    2. The enormous capacity for the USA to create problems for the rest of the world (which they do).

    So, in terms of asking relevant questions, here’s one – what paths are available to neuter the menace posed by the Exceptional Nation to the rest of humanity? In broad strokes, three possibilities come to a simple mind:

    1. A true American patriot siezes power, restores law, order & amicable international relations, guts the MIC and diverts resources to the welfare of the American people, and puts the evil oligarchs & all the war criminals and all their brethren to the guillotine. In which case, you’ll need a dictator – but make sure you get a good one.

    2. The USA collapses into a feudal quagmire with so much internal strife that there’s no longer the means nor the opportunity for them to bother the rest of us.

    3. A well-aimed asteroid glasses the joint.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
    • Replies: @Kali
  6. Great essay.

    “The same is true of the US, though the national media won’t touch the stories, with evidence of the same in at least several American cities. There is much evidence of the virus circulating in the US from July, 2019 onwards.”

    The question of where SARS-CoV-2 came from is critically important in my view, yet the issue seems to have completely disappeared from the national discourse and the public consciousness.

    “Try to understand what all this means. We are being had. All of us. The focus of our attention has been forced to irrelevancies. For our purposes, it doesn’t matter if lockdowns or masks are good or bad. In the end, we don’t care if Sweden is a hero or a fool. What we need to know is where and how this began, and who was ultimately responsible for it.”

    I agree completely. The U.S. “government” desperately needs to be put on the defensive. There must be a lot of people in the U.S. e.g. personnel at the CDC, and various doctors and researchers who by now realize that the virus was circulating in the U.S. months before it was detected in China, but apparently nobody has the guts to speak out. Apparently they’d let their satanic “government” blame China for it and let Asian Americans get harassed and assaulted rather than do the morally and patriotically proper thing.

    I often wonder what happened to the residents and staff at the Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, VA and their families. Surely some of the people involved (especially the doctors who treated the patients) must have realized in retrospect that the “mysterious respiratory illness” they were dealing with was COVID-19. Were there no lawsuits? Did everybody get paid off to remain silent?

  7. @Jean-Marie L

    It is therefore more accurate to refer to a “deep power” than a “deep state”…

    Your assessment is heading in the right direction, but I think you’re still falling short. Are you deliberately pulling your punches?

    It is in fact a metaphysical war, a war waged by the “deep powers” against the Holy Spirit and His works…

    Why not just come out and say it – there exists a malevolent, hyper-intelligent & supremely powerful entity that is the sworn nemesis of all humanity. And he’s all out of gum.

    Dude, it’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. The human condition is due for a major slide. Get to Mars while you still can.

    • Replies: @Kali
  8. Try to understand what all this means. We are being had. All of us.

    True statement. But good luck with opening the lemmings’ eyes.

    Wasn’t Mark Twain credited with saying “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”?

    We need to know how Bill Gates and Netflix knew of this pandemic months before it erupted.

    No we don’t. It’s sufficient to know that they knew, as evidenced by Event 201 and various other sundry items of intelligence. Foreknowledge without disclosure automatically makes them complicit in the crime.

    Same as the BBC’s foreknowledge of Building 7’s demolition makes them complicit in the atrocities of 11 September 2001.

    And yet they just keep getting away with it.

    • Agree: Kali
  9. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:

    Let’s play along and say Trump is a conman in the show.
    Every media in the world is telling you he’s the worst thing since Hitler. Yet, people waking up to the scamdemic, and the Soros riots, are vesting their hopes in him. This results in a situation where virtually everyone has decoupled from the MSM. Effectively, the opinion of the MSM has become irrelevant for most people. A *huge* vaccum has been created.
    Now, what is the Deep State’s plan to control people, once the populace takes it for granted that MSM = Fake News? How is the Deep State smart enough to predict how the vacuum will be filled?
    Explain this, and I’ll believe you when you say Trump is a conman in the show. Until then, I’ll vote for the lesser of two evils, thank you very much.

  10. Wouldn’t Americans rather have a President who was respected worldwide as a decent and honorable man…?

    Not those Americans who oppose World Wars:

    Let us know when Paris devotes a street or two to the Lindberghs.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  11. @Chris Moore

    Parasitic.

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
    Order: Phthiraptera
    Family: Judiculidae
    Genus: Ridiculus
    Species: J. humanus

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  12. @anon

    And, the CIA works hand in glove with the US military. The DOD combined with the CIA are the core of the ‘deep state’. The defense contractors and others are minor partners.

    The military has absconded with $21Trillion as per the researchers that have produced a report at https://missingmoney.solari.com/.

    How many people are aware of this? Why isn’t Congress holding hearings about this? The answer is obvious – Congress and the totally controlled media have been told by their boss to ignore it.

    To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
    Voltaire

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    , @Realist
  13. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @RoatanBill

    And, the CIA works hand in glove with the US military. The DOD combined with the CIA are the core of the ‘deep state’. The defense contractors and others are minor partners. How many people are aware of this?… Congress and the totally controlled media have been told by their boss to ignore it.

    So there’s a clever and evil cabal secretly pulling strings on the American public, subverting the Republic to serve the elite, manipulating and coercing Americans into endless conflicts around the world, stirring the immigration pot and opening the borders, engaging in “creative destruction” and endless war, brainwashing the American people with their warped media, and you blame… the American public, who are victims of a cohesive, corrupt and psychotic government cabal.

    That’s a pretty Zionist thing to do.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  14. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    The Deep State consists of the very wealthy who are greedy for more wealth and power. There are 607 billionaires in the US. There is no reason for the Deep State members to formally collude…they all know what needs to be done and how to do it. They use a relatively small amount of their money to place their minions in positions of power…heads of the movie industry, the media, the federal government, academia. From then on if the lessers in these groups want to keep their jobs/lives they will toe the line. It becomes self sustaining from tax money and the Deep State glories in more wealth and power. Here is an excellent example of the Deep State in action: The SCOTUS has passed down egregious decisions that abridge the First Amendment and show contempt for the concept of a representative democracy. Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1976 and exacerbated by continuing stupid SCOTUS decisions First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
    These decisions have codified that money is free speech thereby giving entities of wealth and power almost total influence in elections. By gaining control of the SCOTUS the Deep State is able to further their goals.

    Another take on the Deep State:
    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/14/understanding-the-deep-states-propaganda/

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  15. @Realist

    I don’t doubt that there’s a lot of money behind all the machinations required to build out the necessary infrastructure, physical and psychological, to keep the fraud of the Fed Gov going. I believe the military provides the muscle and the money people provide the funds and to a large extent the agenda for what’s to be done.

    It doesn’t even have to be a conspiracy. It’s people working towards a common goal with each segment out for their own interests but only loosely coordinated. It’s like different criminal gangs springing up in a city all with the same outlook but not necessarily part of some greater organized whole.

    The missing trillions probably went into building the underground bases and the high tech toys the public keeps stumbling across as UFO’s. Call them black budgets, call them misappropriation of funds, whatever. It’s money that’s been used against the public’s best interests and no one supposedly in control of the gov’t is interested in looking into what the researchers have found.

    That’s why voting is absolutely useless. It’s just a puppet show for those that just want to believe the propaganda and don’t want to realize that they are already slaves to a system that’s bent on total subjugation but with a velvet glove, if possible. People need to stop cooperating in the fraud of electoral politics to force TPTsB out in the open by taking that glove off.

    • Agree: Kali
  16. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    That’s why voting is absolutely useless. It’s just a puppet show for those that just want to believe the propaganda and don’t want to realize that they are already slaves to a system that’s bent on total subjugation but with a velvet glove, if possible. People need to stop cooperating in the fraud of electoral politics to force TPTsB out in the open by taking that glove off.

    Exactly. The Deep State doesn’t care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the two parties as long as their important issues are advanced (wealth and power). As a matter of fact it strengthens the false perception that there is a choice when voting.

    • Agree: RoatanBill, Kratoklastes
  17. @Anon

    There is no lesser of two evils in this election. They are both owned and controlled by malevolent forces that, as George Carlin would say, own the country and everything in it.

    Please reconsider voting, as the act itself sanctifies the sham process of selecting the next puppet that people can expend their hopium on.

    • Agree: Kali
  18. Every media in the world is telling you he’s the worst thing since Hitler. Yet, people waking up to the scamdemic, and the Soros riots, are vesting their hopes in him.

    As the writer of an earlier article here pointed out, Trump is the worst literal Hitler ever – even worse than the Hiter in the fake musical Springtime for Hitler. This certainly does not rule out God-Emperor Cheetohead being an inflated clown con-man though. He’s signed every bailout for the oligarchy passed by the finest congress that too-big-to-jail money can buy. Despite all the twitter-threats, no serious action against numerous criminals engaged in a treasonous conspiracy to actively overthrow his office. He talks of ‘draining the swamp’ but appoints only swamp-creatures to high office, acting surprised when they predictably slip the knife into his back (or is this yet another sideshow for the zeks?)

    Instead, we’re treated to Kang Jared and Queen Esther’s program to release violent criminals from jails – just like Cheetohead’s ostensible enemies Gov. Fredo ‘Nipples’ Cuomo (NY) and Jabba the Pritzkerhutt (IL) have done in the name of the plandemic. In short, his first term has been a miserable dumpster-fire, with the “God-Emperor” confined to sending out tweets from the Oval Office while the place is systematically destroyed by Soros, Gates, the Deep-State, the Banksters, et al. Even the much ballyhooed judicial appointments have turned out to be ruinous. At least he hasn’t launched a major war at AIPAC’s command – yet.

    The Mockingbird Media and the Pedocrats screeching about whichever Gay Old Pedobear occupies the nominal throne in Sodom-on-Potomac as the Hitler du jour is nothing new. They’ve been doing this since at least Richard Nixon. Even Murika’s first Mexican Presidente Jorge W. Busheron (aka Chimpy McFlightsuit) was described as “Bushitler”. The only thing to be said in favor of the present Pagliacci is that he’s certainly hated by all of the right folks, but this is hardly a reliable measure since all of those who despise him so tell lies more easily than they draw breath.

    The only semi-coherent (emphasis on semi) explanations for this utterly miserable record are the grifter theory (not for money but fame) or the Q-Anon salvation tale of an epic struggle against a massively entrenched and thoroughly evil deep-state. The massively-entrenched and thoroughly evil part are true enough, but is Cheetohead really against them? Is he really any different than Grandpaw Sniffy and his replacement the Kamala-ho of Kali-fornistan – or is it just another grift?

  19. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:

    In the 2020 election, there is no lesser of 2 evils.

    The Dem side represents evil.

    Trump represents decency and Not Evil.

    Vote Trump and there may be a future.

    Vote Dem or 3rd party and the controllers continue.

    As much as I hate the Republicans (excepting Paul), they
    have to be voted in to give Trump their snake-like support.

  20. @Anon

    “Every media in the world is telling you he’s the worst thing since Hitler.”

    You’re exaggerating. Trump is criticized by the media, yes, but within limits, and that’s apparently part of the plan to fool people like you. If you look carefully you’ll see he is generally never criticized for his war crimes and various reckless actions such as exiting the INF treaty, but only for things like not wearing a mask where he ostensible should be.

    “Yet, people waking up to the scamdemic, and the Soros riots, are vesting their hopes in him.”

    This is a meaningless bare assertion. Which people and how many; and in what sense are they “vesting their hopes in him”? Merely because they speculate that Biden would be worse? And how do you know that the riots aren’t being orchestrated to distract from Trump’s reckless and increasingly dangerous “foreign policy” while at the same time making Trump seem like the lesser of the evils (to people fixated on domestic issues and concerns)?

    “This results in a situation where virtually everyone has decoupled from the MSM. Effectively, the opinion of the MSM has become irrelevant for most people. A *huge* vaccum (sic) has been created.”

    You’re just making meaningless bare assertions. Prove it.

    “Now, what is the Deep State’s plan to control people, once the populace takes it for granted that MSM = Fake News? How is the Deep State smart enough to predict how the vacuum will be filled?”

    Simple. Install a psychotic, psychopathic, deep state ideologue into the highest office in the land. Someone who is not a career politician. Someone who’s an experienced con man with an ability to fool many people into thinking “he’s one of us” by posturing and lying and being constantly criticized by the media.

  21. We cannot win. The only option is to stay under the radar and game the system. I have five kids so it’s impossible for me.
    My advise to the young is to actively seek to hide when on the net always make it difficult for the snoopers. This will be a battle that will go on for an eternity.
    With the vast majority sleep walking into what’s planned for them, forget about them.
    If you find kindred folks, good luck,
    But after this covid shit is over and the next pandemic is promoted (lethal/non-lethal) get your act together and prepare to defend your life and loved ones to death.

  22. Ko says:

    “But how did millions of people become infected in only a few weeks in more than 20 nations in an area covering millions of square miles?

    Bill Gates did it.

    (I was kidding about the you are “a racist” comment in your other post)

  23. @Chris Moore

    The political class is not ‘predatory’, any more than ticks, fleas, or Guinea-worms are predatory.

    They are parasitoid – that is, non-symbiotically parasitic, with a life-cycle that inevitably leads to the death of the host.

    Most animals have useful symbiotic parasites – the gut bacteria that enable humans to synthesis short-chain fatty acids are a good example. Without those, we would die.

    A lot of animals can survive with non-symbiotic parasites for a time – fleas, bed-bugs, ticks, leeches, mange, hookworm, tapeworm and so forth – although if there is a ‘shock’ that causes overgrowth, it can cause a loss of quality of life (e.g., a malnourished dog that contracts mange ends up being a pitiful sight). A citrus tree with gall wasp is another good example: gall wasp seldom kills the tree, but the tree does not thrive.

    However the political class is more like Hymenoptera – a set of species of parasitoid wasp that is remarkable for its ubiquity and variety, and for another key feature: they lay their eggs in live victims, and the larvae eat their way out of the host.

    The parallel with the political class isn’t that politicians lay their eggs in humans, obviously. It’s that the class progressively weakens society by progressively taking over and subverting spheres of activity until it eventually controls enough of an economy that the society is incapable of supplying its own needs.

    So perhaps a particularly aggressive metastatic cancer is a better metaphor.

    At the moment, the Western industrial economic system is so infested that the government sector consumes value equal to over 60% of value generated by private activity (which is to say that government spending averages 40% of GDP). Bear in mind that government doesn’t produce anything that people want: to the extent it produces anything, it faces no market test because it forces people to pay for its low-quality, expensive output.

    So it’s basically like a man walking around with tumours so abundant that taken together they consume ⅔ of all the calories he consumes.

    That man is almost certainly doomed: he is past a point of no return, and it is unlikely that he can be saved by any therapy to remove the malignancy. Even immunotherapy would be risky: the process of immunotherapeutic destruction of maligancies causes localised inflammation (swelling) which can be life-threatening if there are any significant metastases in the brain… inside the skull, the swelling has nowhere to go, and the resulting intracranical pressure destroys healthy brain tissue.

    The ‘no treatment’ alternative is that he’s fucked anyhow, so …

    It doesn’t help to know any of this. The vast vast majority of humans are so stupid that they welcome each new encroachment by the vermin of the political class: despite 6,000 years’ worth of historical record that shows that politicians eventually cause society to fail, “this time they’re going to save us” (from some mostly-fictional – and always temporary – threat).

    I’ve said this for a quarter-century: either we excise the tumour of politics (and all its metastases) from the body of society – we extirpate the political class – or they will continue their parasitism until society collapses. At this late stage, it will be pretty painful for a while: some of the more-infested societies will collapse anyway – in which case it’s important that their successor societies are set up to have natural immunity to the political parasites.

    • Agree: Kali
  24. If I were an American, I would try to launch a huge national crowd-funding effort to present legal challenges to the two political parties and demand the right of Americans to select their own candidates for President and Congress ….

    The courts are in on the scam. They’d merely tell the citizens this is a political matter to be handled by the established electoral and prescribed legal and constitutional processes.

    If a political system can do no better than to give you a choice between Trump and Biden, it is too badly broken to be fixed.

    No, it shows that TPTB are so untouchable that they can offer those two as our choice while TPTB laugh in our faces.

  25. MEH 0910 says:

    There was one part of the story that the media rigorously suppressed, the fact that a company named Oxitec, with confirmed financial and political connections to the entire list of usual suspects, was conducting “transgenic mosquito trials”, releasing hundreds of millions of their GM mosquitoes in precisely these same areas at precisely the same time.

    I wouldn’t care if it was a nefarious plot by the Illuminati, as long as it results in mosquito genocide.

  26. Kali says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    1. A true American patriot siezes power, restores law, order & amicable international relations, guts the MIC and diverts resources to the welfare of the American people, and puts the evil oligarchs & all the war criminals and all their brethren to the guillotine. In which case, you’ll need a dictator – but make sure you get a good one.

    2. The USA collapses into a feudal quagmire with so much internal strife that there’s no longer the means nor the opportunity for them to bother the rest of us.

    3. A well-aimed asteroid glasses the joint.

    Could be, Sir Ultrafast the Brave, and it seems our most likely hope is #2 given the state of the states right now.

    It strikes me though, that number 2 is actually the plan, at least for a post ww3 world, when the “Grand Masters of Zion” will move their centre of power to China, Russia, “israel”, or even back to Europe, leaving the indispensable nation to choke on its own belligerence.

    Better would be if #1 (the benevolent dictator option) came to pass before “israels” attack dog provokes ww3. Problem being, the American psychi has been “driven” to what seems an almost unshakeable belief in what it wrongly calls “democracy” and “representative government”. That said, we seem to be living in a time of great awakening, assisted in no small part, by websites like this one and writers like Larry Romanoff, so maybe, just maybe, this best solution will be attempted, won, and accepted by the American people… But god help us if the “benevolent dictator” is anything other than “capital W white”!

    @Larry Romanoff:

    An excellent article, Larry! One that should be published far and wide and shared across all platforms! Thank you for it.

    Can you tell me if it is published anywhere else yet – because sharing a link to this website on social media results in refusal. Not impossible to get around, but less likely to be accessed by casual readers if they have to remove spaces from the url to access the site.

    Thanks,
    Kali.

  27. Kali says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    Why not just come out and say it – there exists a malevolent, hyper-intelligent & supremely powerful entity that is the sworn nemesis of all humanity. And he’s all out of gum.

    Only this, good Sir Ultrafart, I disagree.
    Yes, there is certainly a manifest evil at work here, but I would suggest that it is not so much an “entity” as an ideology.

    This ideology, put in motion by the Levites several centuries ago, seems now to be reaching its final conclusion – the utter subjugation of mankind to over-indulged, corrupted, megalomaniacal egos.

    In other words, we do not face an other-worldly, evil entity, rather we face the darkness of a “class” of humanity separated, by design, from the enlightened beauty of its own divinity.

    If we, as a species can reconnect to the divinity which lies at the heart of every one of us, through meditation and prayer, through acts of kindness and love for one another, then we may come out of these most interesting times with a whole new evuolutionary path ahead of us.

    Remember to breathe! 🙂

    With love,
    Kali.

    • Agree: gay troll
    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  28. @Reg Cæsar

    Will you settle for Rue Charles Lindbergh in Quincampoix, in Normandy? There was that little fling with Nazis that kind of soured people on the chap, ya know.

  29. 76239 says:

    “Try to understand what all this means. We are being had. All of us.”

    So true. The world is a cauldron of deception.

  30. @Kali

    Better would be if #1 (the benevolent dictator option) came to pass before “israels” attack dog provokes ww3.

    For the rest of us, WWIII is a path best untrodden.

    But it would likely solve the “Exceptional Nation” problem – permanently.

  31. @Kali

    If we, as a species can reconnect to the divinity which lies at the heart of every one of us, through meditation and prayer, through acts of kindness and love for one another, then we may come out of these most interesting times with a whole new evolutionary path ahead of us.

    These are admirable aspirations, which I’d recommend as an end in themselves, irrespective of humanity’s destiny.

    Remember to breathe!

    Don’t get me started. Dust storms and aero drones at 0.14 psi? Where will the BS end…

    • Replies: @Kali
  32. @Kali

    The article is also available here. All my articles are backed up on Moon of Shanghai, just in case . . .

    You might try linking to the article with and without the author’s name . . .

    https://www.moonofshanghai.com/2020/08/this-is-all-so-very-wrong-august-29-2020.html

    • Thanks: Kali
    • Replies: @Kali
  33. Kali says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    Don’t get me started. Dust storms and aero drones at 0.14 psi? Where will the BS end…

    Yeah, sadly, there is that. Where will it end indeed.

    You know the book, and the movie, “The Men Who Stare At Goats”? Well I often find myself staring at those flying hazards in a similar way, hoping to bring them down. Maybe we could make a collective effort of the practice? I have no idea if it might help or not, but what else might we do? – There was a time, years ago, when I fancied I stopped the spraying for three days over my home town of Liverpool, just by sheer effort of my will. But I was younger and less cynical (and pissibly a bit high) then. :p

    @Larry,
    Many thanks for the link! There are several other of your articles I’ll be sharing widely from that site. Very much appreciated!

    With much love and fond regards to you both!
    Kali.

  34. Kali says:
    @Larry Romanoff

    All those excellent articles and essays, translated into so many languages! Moon of Shangai is a treasure trove!

    Thank you, Larry. 🙂

  35. vot tak says:

    This article is an excellent commentary. Should have been front paged here rather than the likudite whitney diarrhea.

    The zionazi-gays (neocons) took their psywar to the next level. This was heavily promoted by their “conservative” networks today.

    Trump Says ‘Revolution’ Will Occur in US If Biden Becomes President

    https://sputniknews.com/us/202009011080333153-trump-says-revolution-will-occur-in-us-if-biden-becomes-president/

    “Biden won’t calm things down,” Trump said. “They will take over. They will have won. If Biden gets in, they will have won. He’s a weak person. He’s controlled like a puppet. So it’s not going to be calm … They will have taken over your cities. It’s a revolution. You understand that. It’s a revolution and the people of this country will not stand for that.”

    According to Trump, funding for the “revolution” is coming from “very stupid rich people that have no idea that if their thing ever succeeded, which it won’t, they would be thrown to the wolves like never before.”

    They are hyping fear about the protests/riots, while at the same time saying they, and only they, will fix things with an “iron fist”. At the same time trump’s words serve as a “call to arms” for the rittenhouses and patriot prayers and all the rest of the zionazi-gay/white supremacist far right freakshow to up their aggression. To likude’s rivals, this is a thinly veiled threat that should their trump quisling be deposed, they will stage a color revolution.

    My guess is a lot of the violent and destructive acts being perpetrated by supposed antifa and BLM protestors are being done by covert ops specialists working for the zio-freakshow running trump. Specifically to tighten the fascist screws much tighter.

    The trump propaganda has consistently claimed trump is threatened with a coup or being color rev’d, it’s the trump regime that is the coup. By the most extremist zionazi/fascist elements of the western oligarchy. While trump appears to be a ham fisted operator, those running him are definitely not.

    • Replies: @Juckett
  36. vot tak says:
    @Anon

    And the likud/trump con machine marches on. Vote trump, he’s not as bad as the other one…

    Turn around, drop ’em and bend over.

    This time around they are not offering any lube, though. It’s the austerity, you know, with the economic downturn.

  37. @RoatanBill

    It doesn’t even have to be a conspiracy. It’s people working towards a common goal with each segment out for their own interests but only loosely coordinated. It’s like different criminal gangs springing up in a city all with the same outlook but not necessarily part of some greater organized whole.

    Correct.

    There absolutely is an informal, non-organized, “school of fish,” effect that seems to exist among the Left/Deep State/whatever one cares to call them.

    The difficulty for outside observers is determining which efforts are organized and which are simply the herd moving to the Left.

  38. Juckett says:

    What makes the divide and conquer so potent is the reality that for all parties involved is that there are things to ACTUALLY hate. Regardless of how all parties involved were directed towards their objectives, the objectives are worthy of rage and hatred. That is where we are now. Puppet masters or no Puppet masters.

  39. Juckett says:
    @vot tak

    In ‘Muhricah Trump is the least of your concerns. Civil War coming. A Civil War without any objective.Only hatred. Teams are being picked.

  40. The only thing that can save the US is to remove this power from the people who now have it and place it in the hands of the public.

    What a terrible idea. We’ve already been there and todays calamities are the result. We need to return to a republican form of government. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than all the others. Especially democracy.

    We need a sound group of leaders who are brilliant and skilled at governing. People who have the best interest of humanity at heart.

    Wait. Wait. I think we already have those people and they are working to bring about a world without fear and envy and strife. Perhaps they have been with us all along, guiding us as we flounder about. Noisily debating the issues. Campaigning, drumming up support for our favorites, voting for the lesser evil. A new version of bread and circuses. Entertainment for the masses. Actors acting. All phony.

    And as human generations slip from one to the next the same people who have inherited genetic superiority coupled with inherited wealth will run the show, provide the script, provide the stage, just as their ancestors did before them. Someone once said, “All the world’s a stage and people merely players”.

    Just more proof that Darwin was right all along. In every way.

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