Hello, Is Anybody out There?: Famine, Neofeudalism and the New Dark Ages

The emotions are one of the most important ingredients in the evolution of consciousness and humanity. A wondrous technology, emotions make it possible for us to organize our goals according to importance. For instance, out there in the wild—, you know among the lions and tigers and bears we fear as children—, it’s not best for a parched and famished animal to stand betwixt by a berry bush and stream. Nor does it do the animal any good to nibble on a berry before mozying on over to the stream, and then onto the berry again, etc. ad infinitum til’ there’’s nada of either. Rather, the best decision calls for the animal to prioritize: drinking water when it’s ideal to drink water and eating food when it’s ideal to eat food. Ecclesiastes says that to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to love, and a time to hate. Should he have also included, one wonders, a time to wake up? In the forest on a camping trip, we have different goals standing face to face with a lion than when nursing a wound or confronting strife among fellow campers. “It’s morning again in America,” said Ronald Regan, however ironically, in a 1984 campaign ad. Well, tis’ late in the ball game and the blackness of night envelopes us. One is hard pressed to find those with the best cards—well, at least their money, stockpiled off shores and anonymously.

Many economists assure us the current recession will begin to subside by 2010, but the paradigm from which they conceptualize reality is incomplete, ignoring costs externalized by markets, such as the encroaching effects of habitat destruction. The fledgling and contagious social unrest at hand must be quickly organized, attitudinized and mobilized, for existing environmental, geopolitical and financial upheavals threaten the survival of many. Firstly, the outlook for food yields in 2009 is dismal: Many analysts have warned of a 20 to 40 percent drop in agricultural production, depending on the harshness and duration of the current global drought. Two years ago, however, Science published predictions of “permanent drought by 2050 throughout the Southwest” of the United States, and forecast levels of aridity akin to the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s that would envelope swaths of land from Kansas to California. The Hadley Center in the UK reported in November 2006,

“Extreme drought is likely to increase from under 3% of the globe today to 30% by 2100 —areas affected by severe drought could see a five-fold increase from 8% to 40%.”

This, of course, is a recipe for widespread desertification. The NOAA foresees drought of considerable duress—“ largely irreversible for 1,000 years”—and identifies the following key regions as facing, insofar as our contemporary purviews are considered, permanent Dust Bowls: (Romm )

• U.S. Southwest
• Southeast Asia
• Eastern South America
• Southern Europe
• Southern Africa
• Northern Africa
• Western Australia

Countries yielding two thirds of the world’s agricultural output are on the precipice of serious climatatic discontinuities reminiscent of the Global Climate Optimum of the 900 to 1300 variety. Food prices will soar, and, in poor countries where food is scarce, millions will starve. One thing we have to fall back on is our natural humanity, —not just our braininess and know how, but also the fact that the collective wet dream that constitutes our social reality skews how many of us can actually live now and in the future. Simply put, by ditching the wet dream and downsizing, we significantly better our plight. There are plenty of atavistics (those who are like, so last dark ages) among us, like Dianne Feinstein, who said that it is Californians “god-given right to water their lawns and gardens.” Southern Californian Scott Thill offers, in an article published by AlterNet, a new definition of the front lawn: “Gorgeously tended middle fingers to reality, which, like death and taxes always, has a way of winning in the end.”

The California drought is anticipated to be the worst in modern times. Already thousands of acres of crops are fallow, with no sign of slowing. Furthermore, the Northern Sierra snowpack for this past winter turned out to be 51% lighter than usual. According to the Los Angeles Times, the state is nearly out of water, leaving it with prayers of rain and a dwindling Northern California supply. Los Angeles has already begun allocation of water, which, as Scott Thill points out, means water to the rich (north) and away from the poor (south). He then portends evacuations and realignments, “by 2100, you will not recognize it.” East of southern California, 18 percent of Texas is burdened by severe drought.

In some countries historical relief efforts have been undertaken. The Chinese government has allocated 86.7 billion yuan (roughly $12.69 billion) to affected regions, and, moreover, lent a helping hand to its western colleagues during the financial crisis, but also to nature itself. Officials in Beijing blasted silver iodide into clouds over northern China to create precipitation as a means of alleviating the most severe drought experienced by the region in half a century. King your fingers crossed (or maybe not, there’’s no telling with these things!), as China produces 18% of the world’s grain each year.

Australia has been in the midst of an unremitting dry spell since 2004, as 41% of the country’s agriculture suffers the worst drought in the 117 years of record-keeping. Rivers have stopped flowing, lakes are being eradicated by toxicity, and farmers have left their land.

Shall we proceed? Argentina’’s worst drought in half a century has turned that country’s verdant landscapes to dust. The country has declared emergency. Soy plants are scorched by the sun and Argentina’’s food production is set to go down a minimum of 50 percent or greater. 2008’’s wheat yield was 16.3 million metric tons, whereas 2009’’s is projected to be merely 8.7 metric tons.

Africa faces food shortages due to lack of rainfall. Half the agricultural soil has lost nutrients necessary to grow plant. The Middle East and Central Asia, to boot, are suffering from contemporary nadir droughts and food grain production is at the lowest levels in decades. A major shortage of planting seed for the 2010 crop is expected.

Stocks of foodstuff are dangerously low worldwide. Agricultural commodities must rise in price so as to obviate even larger food shortages and famine. Wheat, corn, soybeans, etc. must become expensive enough so that every available acre is harvested with the best possible fertilizers. With food prices steady, production will continue to fall and millions would starve.

A spike in food price is likely to spark competitive currency appreciation in 2009. Foreign exchange reserves exist for this. Central banks the globe over would lower domestic food prices by either directly selling off their reserves to appreciate their currency or buying grain from the market. Appreciating a currency is the fastest way to control food inflation. The more valuable a currency the more monopolistic a nation over global resources —so, for example, an overvalued dollar enables the US to consume 25% of the world’s oil, despite only having 4% of the world’s population. Were China to sell off its US reserves, its population of over one billion would then suck up the world’s food supply. Prices soar around the world.

This process, however, would most likely not end up in the impoverishment of nation states per se, though almost certainly the disintegration of the modern middle class, already long past its youthful heyday. The American Dream has been repeatedly resuscitated over the last thirty years through portfolio insurance, Long-Term Capital Management, the internet, the housing market, and now the looters have taken to the streets—oh, excuse me; I mean to their theoretical electronic world—and pillaged the landscape.

Social unrest and soaring food prices go hand in hand, from sea to shining sea. Countries, so as to avoid revolutionary reform from the bottom up, would have no choice but to appreciate their currencies in order to cheapen food imports. China holds the best deck, and so then would sell off more of its reserves. The world’s reserve currency, the dollar, floats into precarious waters. As a fiat currency, the US dollar is, by its very nature, worthless. Trillions of US holdings could be liquidated in favor of food.

“”We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger.” (President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address 24 Feb 2009)

In Washington, talk of bailouts and relief are framed in the realm of economics and economics only, with no considerable deliberation of our species ecological outlook. The budget proposal is sold as a demand oriented New Deal-esque expansionary program, with health, education, renewable energy, investment infrastructure and transportation at its forefront. The hope is to stimulate employment, boost social programs and to revive the real economy. Michel Chossudovsky reports in a recent article published by Global Research, that —– surprise, surprise— — the “stimulus package” is the most substantial diverging of public spending ever, and serves the interests of Wall Street, in particular, the finance, oil and defense cartel. This in and of itself should cause social unrest, and certainly makes more likely the potential evaporation of the middle class.

The 2010 fiscal year, which begins on October 1st, will represent an increase in spending of 32%. The nucleus of the proposal inflates defense and the Middle East War funds, the Wall Street bank “bailouts that never end,” so-called by the New York Times, and interest on a debt that exceeds ten-fold the world’’s GDP. The bailout— financed, in part, by the recipients themselves, the creditors, which, as understood by the Treasury and the banks in the first place, meant the FED enjoyed sweeping authority over how the money was to be spent from the onset of this collapse—continues under the new proposed budget. Unlike Keynesian style deficits, this piling on of debt through the proposed budget would not stimulate investment and consumer demand; there will be no expansion of production and employment, for the giveaway of tax dollars to the financial oligarchs is no more than a monumental concentration of wealth and centralization of world banking power.

Washington places defense spending at $739.5 billion, though some estimates assert aggregate defense and military related spending at more than $1 trillion. The total of both bailouts—, Obama’s $750 billion piled on top of Bush’s $700 billion dollar bailout, —is 1.45 trillion dollars paid for by the Treasury. Virtually all federal government revenues would be expended to finance the bank handouts: 1.45 trillion, the war; $739 billion, and interest payments on public debt; $164 billion. And then the well is dry. There are no funds available for the social programs encapsulated in the stimulus package. Therefore, programs for healthcare and education will most likely be sold to private enterprise to fund the bankrupt state. Education is not the only state asset that is at risk of being privatized: Public infrastructure, urban services, highways, national parks, etc. are all at risk. The worsening fiscal collapse coalesces in the privatization of the state, tilling the land for a much more lucrative market in governance and social control.

Many economists hypothesize that the Obama administration is employing Zimbabwe School of Economics policies, where by hyperinflation is produced through the incessant printing of money, resulting in that currency’s fall to zero. Currently, we are seeing the simultaneous devaluation of the currency and the purchase of the world’’s commodities by corporations, government assets included; a process that will presumably leave the rest of us with toilet paper.

So, that leaves us with a raped resource base and a new system of globalized neo-feudalism. In 1800, —around the time of the Industrial Revolution—, there were 969,000,000 humans on earth. That leaves more than five billion redundant individuals whose lives were made possible by fossil fuels and abundance of water. A ubiquitous and enduring reorientation of human cognition is the key to survival: in short, reprioritization. This problem is of the utmost importance. A change of consciousness would result in a change in mass behavior. This starts at the obvious level: short-showers, low-flow everything, no lawns, total conservation and the reorientation of the economy based on renewable resources and sustenance. We must then work on disbelieving in our governments and the moribund banking system.

An all-pervasive insurgency, attacking multi-laterally the global industrial grid oligarchy, with broad but explicit aims— among which a new harmony with the natural world is foremost— must, before all else, work towards dismantling tyrannical corporations. Computers and electricity are the lifeblood of civilizations. Coordinated attacks against the electric grid, financial markets, and destroyers of the environment could be wildly successful, but could only be so as part of a talented and colossal movement with army-like discipline. Specialization comes in handy. The average American city has food for about half a month, which means economies will need know-how to localize and quick.

Another option would be to create companies of our own to challenge the global giants. Max Keiser, host of the Oracle on the BBC, has championed the idea of creating huge syndicates of boycotters against companies such as Coca-Cola and Exxon/Mobil. The money saved would be diverted to the world’s top activism organizations. The biggest take-home lesson when it comes to boycotts is this: the consumer wields enormous power. You’’ve been told it before and it’’s true. Boycotts of certain market elements such as the Fed Cartel (Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America), in which we move our money, refinance with another bank, sell our stock or quit our jobs, is a major step in the right direction.

Your television lies. Propagandistic news networks like CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox, etc are the only companies from whom Americans get their daily dose of news. The panoply of diverse news websites on the internet forms the most active resistance community around; further privatization and censoring of the internet must be actively challenged. The corporate attitudinized mass media dangles carrots in front of the consumer’s face from the confines of a hallucinatory feedback loop. Awash in an onslaught of terroristic American-style boulevard journalism, dimension is hard to find. The axioms with which the corporate-owned media frame reality are so far off base that it can be taxing for many of us to find the right ripostes while discussing our world with Nationalists. A good example is the recent slandering of Michel Phelps, caught toking with a relatively impressive piece of glass. The pro-marijuana movement has failed utterly, —though they are indeed going up against a billion dollar smear campaign— to gain traction with this simple notion: That had Michel Phelps not indulged in marijuana, his record breaking Olympic performance would have been inconceivable. There are many doctors who have championed the medical benefits of marijuana, some going so far as to suggest THC promotes brain cell growth.

Don’t join the military, for the US government and mercenaries view soldiers as cannon fodder or expendable assets; one in four soldiers in the US is homeless.

Wine-making vats are an excellent habitat for a multitude of micro-organisms. By fermenting the juice of crushed fruit, the organisms explode at first before depleting the once abundant nutrients needed for survival. They eventually die from the accrual of alcohol and carbon dioxide they themselves produced. We choke just the same on our industrial discharge, especially in agglomerations such as Southern California and BosWash on the eastern seaboard. By making our communities self-sustainable with clean energy such as solar, wind, geothermal, and magnetic— forever replacing the obsolete 80-year long enterprise known as the combustible engine—, we make ourselves and our families less dependent on the broken state-enterprise apparatus. Not to mention less toxic.

It’s important to remember, there’’s always the future. We must keep our humanity; —it’s much too late in the ballgame to be weighed down by our razor-thin ideologies, be they Marxism, Capitalism, Christianity, Islam, Nudism, Obamaism, Indie Rockism, Hyphy, Fuck the’ policeism, or what have you. Understanding, compassion, and altruism are the chords deep within our souls, and once struck it is clear that they are the essence of humanity.

Allow me to introduce you to a peculiar form of denial called anosognosia, the condition in which a person suffering from a disability due to brain injury appears unaware or denies the existence of the malady. This ailment applies to radical changes in one’s life, affecting the newly blind or paralyzed. Indeed, Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, suffered from anosognosia after a stroke on October 2, 1919. After the bloodletting of “the war to end all wars” subsided, Wilson’’s first priority was the establishment of the League of Nations, which he believed would help ensure world peace. With the help of those by his side, Wilson ignored the seriousness of his stroke, and continued to look forward to more campaigning in favor of the League, and even the possibility of a third term. Wilson was no more than wool gathering with such hopes in light of his incapacity.

The industrialized world’s superego is suffering from a terminal form of anosognosia: We have all gone insane. That we find solace in proclamations from economists that the current financial crisis will subside in a year’’s time, while momentarily watching the corporate nanny state’s complete submission to corporate rule, is further evidence of our aloofness. Our capacity for widespread social reform is great if only we exercise our power. Malcom X expressed his belief that one day there would be a clash between the rich and poor of the world, and, in all likelihood—, details of how it may or may not play out aside—, we are headed towards such a clash. So, before we starve between a stream and a berry bush, now is the time for us to reconsider our goals and desires. Next week is the sixth anniversary of the war in Iraq. I suggest we all consider penciling it into our day planners.

Justin O'Connell blogs at The Handshake Times. He can be reached at: justin@libertycpm.com. Read other articles by Justin.

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  1. Don Hawkins said on March 9th, 2009 at 12:10pm #

    I am out here Justin and you forgot the tent city’s in a few States getting bigger by the day.

  2. Maxwell Black said on March 9th, 2009 at 3:55pm #

    Great article! The good news is that lately I’ve noticed more and more ordinary people are getting receptive to these types of thoughts. The majority of people I encounter in daily life have never even heard of Chomsky or anything, but they usually are aware that I’m some sort of radical something or another. Well, lately I’ve been bombarded with newly curious minds! In testing the waters with them I’ve been able to go pretty far with some. There is a waiter at the restaurant I manage that has even been receptive to the whole “I’m having second thoughts about civilization” thing. He’s like, “sounds better than working this fucking job.”

    It’s all really happening!

    Don I know what you mean about the tent cities. If anyone is ever in DC take the Spout Run exit off of the GW parkway and there is a good chance you will see a couple of shanties in the woods. They come and go, but still…its 10 minutes from the White House! There is also the new development of homeless white people in their 30’s wearing fairly nice cloths begging around the Key Bridge. The word foreclosure comes to mind. Mayhem is on the way.

    Part of me is scared shitless, the other part says, “Let’s get this party started!” There seems to be huge opportunities opening up for a whole new mass consciousness. Its like I could say to someone, “Screw it, let it all collapse, I’m going to go live in an old school bus in the woods” and it wouldn’t sound that crazy! To be honest, if I could get my hands on a lifetime supply of guitar strings before the collapse the school bus option is pretty alluring.

    Or maybe it will be total mayhem followed by fascist corporate (redundant) technocratic super states surrounded by oceans of slums and shanties. I guess that depends on us.

    Have a nice day!

  3. Max Shields said on March 9th, 2009 at 4:09pm #

    Justin O’Connell

    At last SOMEONE who actually understands the problem!!!

    It’s not about the monetary system gone bad or the last 30 years, or even Reaganomics or some other omics along the way.

    The trajectory has been diabolically OVERSHOOT. It can’t go on. The world will not look as it has to those who have lived on it for the last 60 years (and more).

    We are into a world changing contraction. Not because of capitalism alone (though it is a prime cause) but because there are too many of us consuming too much of limited resources, and too much pollution coming from all this consumption. Of, course the US is the NUMBER ONE enemy of the planet, but it’s all of this aggregate, expotential hypergrowth that has come up against a non-negotiable reality – a reality that’s not simply going to go away if we put the pedal to the metal and spend (Obama).

    You are absolutely right Justin; fuck Marx, Corporate capitalism, Obamanoics or Reaganomics, or whatever.

    This is about extreme contraction and a complete redo, assuming we get through it…chances are the species will survive but the chickens are coming home BIG TIME to roost. The jig’s up, party’s over…

  4. Jeff said on March 9th, 2009 at 6:28pm #

    Party is over? Which party has anyone attended? Has there ever been a party?

    Many years ago this article would have been deemed lunatic fringe, off to the mental house of horrors. A few years ago this article would have been considered conspiracy theory, better left for those sites which ‘believe’ in alien abduction.

    Is ‘humankind’ awakening? Think not. As the author alluded to ‘nanny state’, that is what we have to work with. Infants, infantile minds generated by decades of ‘corporate’ sponsored ‘public’ education ‘believing the fact that ‘my infant voice’ really means anything.

    Turn off the ‘electrical power’, then the internet is useless. The ‘internet grid’ is still out of the control of those whom require it to do the very thing which this article demands.

    ‘Hope’ is something which always comes tomorrow, but when tomorrow arrives all we have is hope. Seems like trying to catch the wind. What is required is education of ‘absolutes’. What we need is the education of ‘this is where the bear shits in the woods’. What we need is to stop drinking ‘mommy’ milk and start eating meat and potatoes. What we need is to educate how to acquire the meat and potatoes.

    This will not be accomplished as long as education feeds from the teat.

    Have a great day, for it is all you have.

  5. Max Shields said on March 9th, 2009 at 7:09pm #

    Jeff, I gathered you are a farmer. Been pretty tough out there amongst the mega-ag and the endless corn and soy?

    All that industrialized fertilizer and force feeding cattle with grain.

    You’re right, Americans have been bred on unfood. That’s not a conspiracy. It’s true.

  6. Tennessee-Chavizta said on March 9th, 2009 at 8:23pm #

    CIA Worries: Mexico Becoming a Failed State?

    http://mikeely.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/cia-worries-mexico-a-failed-state/

    The Mexican Army has now moved into border towns

    Enzo wrote:
    “I’m posting this, while at the same time watching a 60 Minutes report on the extensive “drug war” and violence in Mexico. It is clear that the situation in Mexico is developing rapidly, and the US government is developing tactics and strategy to try to deal with this. And what effect will the deepening economic crisis have on this situation? What about the situation with undocumented workers here in the US, their decreasing ability to get jobs and send funds home to Mexico, etc. This on top of collapsing stock market and industrial production in Mexico itself. The prospect of a “failed state” on the US southern border is extremely worrisome to the US rulers. What does that mean for revolutionaries in the US? What are possible scenarios that could confront us (maybe sooner than later?) It certainly puts the concept of making work among immigrants one of Kasama’s projects in a different light.”

    * * * * *

    CIA And Pentagon Wonder: Could Mexico Implode?
    by Tom Bowman

    Morning Edition, February 27, 2009 · Drug-related violence in Mexico is escalating at an alarming rate and threatening the government of President Felipe Calderon.

    CIA and U.S. military planners now fear a worst-case scenario — that the country could implode.

    The American military is quietly stepping in with more training.

    It seems that every night in Mexico there are reports of drug-related violence — murders, kidnappings, armed battles with police, narco-traffickers who outgun even the Mexican army with their rocket-propelled grenades.

    “Thousands [have been] murdered this year,” says retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, who served as U.S. drug czar under President Clinton. He visited Mexico recently and painted a desperate picture.

    “I mean squad-sized units of police officers and soldiers abducted, tortured to death, decapitated. So the violence is simply shocking and we’ve got to help,” he says.

    The violence led the CIA to add Mexico to its list of crises to watch over the next year, alongside longstanding problems like al-Qaida. And U.S. military planners fear Mexico could become a failed state.

    So, what would that mean for the United States?

    “You have maybe unplanned or unanticipated migration of people” into the U.S. to flee the violence, says Navy Capt. Sean Buck, a strategic planner with the Pentagon’s Joint Forces Command. “You have a humanitarian situation in which we may feel compelled to respond to with other nation states and partners.”

    The sort of humanitarian situation that the U.S. finds in places like Africa.

    So, the American military, including the National Guard, would find itself providing temporary shelter, and food and water both inside Mexico and for those fleeing into the United States.

    Of course, that’s the worst-case scenario being played out by military and intelligence officials. Analysts like Peter DeShazo, a former State Department official with extensive experience in Central America, says to prevent that from happening the United States has to do more to help President Calderon’s stated campaign to “clean up Mexico.”

    “It’s a matter of the Mexican government strengthening its capabilities to effectively enforce the law against a very well-armed and very well-financed criminal organization,” he says.

    But how?

    McCaffrey and others say the Mexican police just aren’t up to the job of fighting the drug cartels.

    “Their municipal police, in many cases, are quasi-criminal organizations. Or they’re intimidated or they’re outgunned,” he says.

    Calderon has so far mobilized some 25,000 troops to fight the drug cartels.

    U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers recently started to train Mexican army commandoes. And the Marine Corps also is working on an exchange program with the Mexican Marine Corps that will include sharing experiences on urban warfare.

    That’s all troubling to some, who say Mexico risks more human rights abuses if it uses a powerful force like its military to fight drug gangs. Mexico’s Human Rights Commission says soldiers have committed abuses, including rape.

    Louise Arbour, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, recently told a Mexican television network, “The Mexican army should not be doing the job of police,” calling it “frankly dangerous.”

    DeShazo, the former State Department official, says the Americans should focus more on helping the Mexican police.

    “Law and order is the work of police under normal circumstances,” he says. “So police reform and strengthening professionalization of the police in Mexico is very important.”

    But these are not normal circumstances, say Pentagon officials involved in the Mexican military training. Strengthening the police is needed. But in the short term, says McCaffrey, the Mexican government must rely on its military to take on the drug cartels.

  7. Don Hawkins said on March 10th, 2009 at 3:19am #

    Sent this to CNBC this morning.

    Morning,

    I welcome any serious exchange with the administration on the issues that are not beyond my ken: fixing house price depreciation, stopping the destruction of wealth as demonstrated by the stock market’s plunge, and solving the banking crisis before we nationalize every bank. Jim Cramer

    And Jim is after all the main man at the street dot com and Ed McMann is now doing commercials for cash for gold. Jim seems to have no problem telling people how the World works and heck maybe when all is said and done he to will be a client of cash for gold. Stopping the destruction of wealth, hello how about stopping the destruction of human civilization yes that Jim is a big time thinker alright. The bank’s do need to be nationalized and how about this as part of the solution.

    For example, let’s start with a tax large enough to affect purchasing decisions: a carbon tax that
    adds $1 to the price of a gallon of gas. That’s a carbon price of about $115 per ton of CO2. That tax rate
    yields $670B per year. We return 100% of that money to the public. Each adult legal resident gets one
    share, which is $3000 per year, $250 per month deposited in their bank account. Half shares for each
    child up to a maximum of two children per family. So a tax rate of $115 per ton yields a dividend of
    $9000 per year for a family with two children, $750 per month. The family with carbon footprint less
    than average makes money – their dividend exceeds their tax. This tax gives a strong incentive to replace
    inefficient infrastructure. It spurs the economy. It spurs innovation. James Hansen

    Heck let’s put a few names here hay Steve Forbes and Jim Cramer, Rupert Murdoch, all the fat cat’s on wall street and I could just keep witting names for an hour it’s hard to get all those 1% in there. Anyway gentleman in twenty five words or less keep it simple and truthful what would you say is the REASON nationalizing the banks and what James Hansen has proposed that I find brilliant in it’s simplicity is not your cup of tea or coffee. Remember keep it simple tell the truth be nice and have a wonderful day and the man from Omaha said yesterday everything will be back to normal in five years I know long term thinking and probably back to a few basics. Here is a few of those basics reason, imagination, focus, hard work, working together, and the big one you gota have heart.

    Don

    Read DV Mr. President.

  8. Jeff said on March 10th, 2009 at 4:59am #

    Max, hello.

    Not quite sure but maybe you may have missed my point. Knowledge advancement requires leaving the comforts of home. The corporate have lulled many into pablum like existence. This has nothing to do with farming as one knows of it, but the farming of the mind.

    Corporate has carefully cultivated exactly the mind set which has allowed ‘them’ to reap what they have sown. Is this ‘their’ fault. For them, this IS normal. We are our own worst enemies. We allow ourselves to be divided and conquered.

    Integration is a word used in many areas of this civilization. Maybe the use or ‘abuse’ of this has led to this juncture in time. Maybe that is the question that should be investigated, but then again most have been conditioned to think this is wrong on every level.

  9. bozh said on March 10th, 2009 at 8:59am #

    a caveat about the word “civilization”. the word tacitly, tho very clearly, says that we were not civilized before we became “civilized”.

    i suggest we were more civilized 20T yrs ago than today. what is so civilized about roman empire? crucifixion, gladiators, feeding people to lions, class society, etc.

    and today shredding people with misiles; homelessness; gaza, etc. tnx

  10. kalidas said on March 10th, 2009 at 9:16am #

    “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”
    Oscar Wilde

    The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “My idea of our civilization is that it is a shoddy, poor thing and full of cruelties, vanities, arrogances, meannesses and hypocrisies”
    Mark Twain

    “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    “Newspapers are unable, seemingly to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization”
    George Bernard Shaw

  11. Don Hawkins said on March 10th, 2009 at 3:18pm #

    Bozh you right on that.

  12. Tennessee-Chavizta said on March 10th, 2009 at 4:41pm #

    DON’T RIOT, IT’S JUST WHAT THEY WANT !!

    By David Icke
    3-9-9

    http://www.rense.com/general85/riot.htm

    As I travel around America it is clear that this country is on the brink of an economic catastrophe the like of which it has never seen. And, of course, it is not alone. A similar story can be told around the world.

    The foreclosure figures are fantastic as families and others lose their homes through no fault of their own on a scale that, according to current projections, is destined to become a tidal wave.

    The credit explosion was orchestrated through Illuminati agents and Satanists like Alan Greenspan, who represents the interests of the Illuminati’s Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and other far more exclusive and sinister secret societies.

    Greenspan was the long-time head of the privately-owned ‘US central bank’, the Federal Reserve. Once his policies had manipulated as much personal and commercial debt as possible the plug was pulled on the system to trigger what is designed to be global economic meltdown.

    Greenspan, who led ‘the Fed’ under Reagan, Father Bush, Clinton and Boy Bush, operates at a deeper level within the Illuminati network than most of their public figures, and I was told by a former Satanist, an unofficial offspring of the Rothschild family, how he remembered Greenspan at sacrifice rituals he attended:

    ‘I can recall the Rockefellers and the Bushes attending rituals, but never having the supremacy to lead them. I still regard them as lackeys and not real brokers of occult power. Except for Alan Greenspan, most of these fellows were camp followers in the occult, primarily for the economic power and prestige. Greenspan, I recall, was a person of tremendous spiritual, occult power and could make the Bushes and the younger Rockefellers cower with just a glance.’

    This, then, is the man who was controlling the United States economy from 1987 to 2006 and who, as planned, oversaw the insane economic policies that led to the current global collapse. Go to another level of understanding and you can see that Greenspan and other Illuminati place-men throughout the world knew exactly what they were doing and what the outcome was planned to be.

    Zionist Greenspan got out just before the true scale and consequences of his manipulation came to light. It has been left to others, including his Zionist successor at the ‘Fed’, Ben Shalom Bernanke, to offer the ‘solutions’ to the problems that Greenspan and his like created. All of these ‘solution’ people are controlled by the same force that was, and is, behind Greenspan. This is why Obama has named blatant insiders to his ‘economic team’ who were fundamentally culpable in the very collapse they have been appointed to ‘address’.

    The Zionists Tim Geithner, Larry Summers, Paul Volcker, etc., who are all stalwarts of the same Bilderberg Group-Council on Foreign Relations-Trilateral Commission network as Greenspan, have no intention of finding a ‘solution’ that will benefit the people of America or anywhere else.

    Neither does Obama’s Budget Director, the Zionist Peter R. Orszag. It was Orszag who advised the Russian finance ministry at the time when Zionist oligarchs were raping the Russian economy and stealing its resources and he was a financial advisor to the Icelandic central bank just before the Iceland banking system crashed. Great ‘choice’, Barack.

    During the Clinton administration, Orszag worked with Obama’s White House Chief of Staff, the ultra-Zionist Rahm Emanuel, on imposing the NAFTA ‘free trade’ agreement that has cost incredible numbers of American jobs – exactly as planned. Emanuel served in the Israeli army and is the son of a terrorist with the notorious Irgun, one the terror groups which bombed Israel into existence after World War Two. It was Emanuel who said after Obama’s election: ‘You never let a serious crisis go to waste’.

    Emanuel, a cold and vicious piece of work, is directly controlling Obama and the White House in league with senior White House advisor, the Zionist David Axelrod, who ran the puppet ‘president’s’ election campaign and oversees the writing of the speeches that he reads from the teleprompter screens. Emanuel: Obama’s puppeteer Axelrod: Obama’s voice on the teleprompter screens

    At least most of ‘Obama’s’ economic place-men are fundamentally connected to the Zionist Robert E. Rubin, the Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, who oversaw financial deregulation that led ultimately to the current crisis. Rubin recently resigned from Citigroup after encouraging the policies that led the company to the brink of collapse. In January 2009, Rubin was named by Marketwatch as one of the ’10 most unethical people in business’ and his proteges and close associates are now running the US economy under Obama.

    Another massive blow to economic confidence came when the Zionist hedge fund crook, Bernard Madoff, revealed that he’d ‘lost’ $50 billion of his clients’ money. He says he acted alone. No bloody chance. Other financial disasters which have collapsed the markets include American International Group (A.I.G.), the insurance giant headed by the Zionist, Maurice Greenberg. It has just announced losses of $61.7 billion for the final three months of 2008 – the biggest quarterly loss in corporate history.

    Greenberg is extremely close to the Zionist Henry Kissinger, one of the Illuminati’s most vociferous global manipulators of the last 50 years. Kissinger was appointed chairman of A.I.G.’s International Advisory Board in 1987.

    Zionist Kissinger with Zionist Greenberg. Anyone see a common theme building here??

    Are all these people just breathtakingly incompetent? No, no, no. Their role for the cabal is to destroy the economy and America in general by, among many other things, triggering the financial crisis and then wasting staggering amounts of borrowed money – trillions of dollars – to ensure that there is no way back.

    A US TV ad apparently said that if you spent a million dollars a day every day from the alleged birth of ‘Christ’ to today you would still not spend as much as Obama is spending in borrowed money in his ‘stimulus’ package – let alone the other fantastic sums on top of that to ‘bail’ the banks.

    They have worked super-fast, using fear and the Obama hype as their weapons, to throw more petrol on the fire in the full knowledge that this will make matters worse, not better. Bush’s ‘bail out’ of the banks has disappeared from the radar with nothing to show for it and now Bush Mark 11, Mr Change, is fronting up the spending of another three trillion.

    The biggest recipient of bail-out money has been Maurice Greenberg’s A.I.G, which has been given $180 billion in borrowed money that the American taxpayers, and their children, are now responsible for repaying. Rubin’s Citigroup is in for $50 billion of borrowed ‘government’ money.

    The idea is not only to collapse the American economy, but to throw so much money at the problem (the banks mostly) as quickly as possible so that the response options of the government are zero by the time the economy really crashes on the scale that is planned.

    The same is being orchestrated around the world, as we see in Britain where the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is also hurling borrowed money at the banking system only for the situation to go on getting worse. Brown was Chancellor of the Exchequer, in charge of the country’s finances, right through the Blair years when he pursued policies that mirrored those of Greenspan.

    Now the man who was a major cause of the banking crisis in the UK is asking us to believe that he is the ‘saviour’ of the financial system. That’s like a guy smashing someone around the head with a baseball bat and then claiming to be a hero for driving the fellah to hospital. But these people have no shame.

    The global economic collapse is designed to trigger a stream of ‘benefits’ to the Illuminati agenda. One, as I have said from the start, is to use this as an excuse to impose a global economic dictatorship controlled by a world central bank. But there are many other ‘solutions’ and connected ‘benefits’ that are planned to be exploited and we need to be streetwise to them.

    The one I want to emphasise here is the need to stay calm and react peacefully to what is happening. This is not easy when there is so much stress and fear around with regard to the economic present and ‘future’, but we need to do it all the same or we will walk straight into a massive trap that has been set for us.

    Let’s get this straight: They want you to riot in response to the unfolding economic catastrophe and we are already seeing people falling for this.

    Riots in France over economic conditions

    Why would the authorities want people to riot? Readers of my books over the years will see the answer immediately. They want an excuse to bring in a fully-fledged Police State all over the world and people who riot in their desperation (instigated invariably by agent-provocateurs) are just the excuse they are looking for.

    Be very, very aware of anyone who starts rioting, or encourages others to do so, amid peaceful demonstrations. Who are they and why are they doing this when it is handing all the aces to the system to impose a Police State? They are either stupid or agents of that State.

    Regular readers of my newsletters will recall the one about the UK traffic warden who was suddenly given new cards authorising him to do the work of the police and to enter property without permission. His job was supposed to be just handing out tickets for illegal parking and so on. His boss would not discuss why these new cards were being issued, but a police officer friend explained all to him.

    The officer said the government was preparing well ahead of time for a coming ‘war’, during which they were expecting mass protests and rioting in the streets. The police and the military were going to be so focussed on dealing with this that other uniformed professions, like traffic wardens, private security guards, CCTV operators and many others, were going to be brought forward to do the work normally done by the police.

    Soon after the traffic warden approached me, the government announced that his profession was being re-designated ‘civil enforcement officers’, thus disconnecting them from their sole role of dealing with traffic. A few months later the government announced plans for a new group called ‘accredited persons’ – private security guards, CCTV operators and many others who would be given authority to do some of the work currently confined to the police.

    The officer told the traffic warden about a ‘war’, and that is planned for sure at some point. But the excuse of the war could also have been a cover-story for those people who were needed to work on the preparations, but were not to know the real reason behind it. That real reason, as we can now see, could include economic rioting after the financial collapse that the Shadow People have long known was coming because they were going to cause it – although, I stress again, a war is also being engineered involving the ‘West’, China and Russia.

    I have been stressing this point about the plan to stir up civil unrest and rioting whenever I can and now the insiders are beginning to put that thought into the public mind. ‘There could be riots’ is designed to communicate the theme subliminally of ‘go out and riot’. It is the simple power of suggestion masquerading as ‘concern’.

    And who should do just that than Zbigniew Brzezinski, the co-founder of the Illuminati Trilateral Commission and one of the chief mentors and controllers of Barack Obama. I won’t call him ‘President’ Obama any longer until he produces a birth certificate to prove he is eligible for the post. Brzezinski told MSNBC:

    ‘. there’s going to be growing conflict between the classes and if people are unemployed and really hurting, hell, there could be even riots!’

    No, Mr. Brzezinski, you know there are going to be riots because the network you represent is going to do everything it can to make them happen. More and more we are seeing this theme appearing from representatives of the State. The U.S. Army War College has made the same warnings in a document called Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development.

    It said the military must be prepared for a ‘violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States’, in the light of ‘unforeseen economic collapse’. Unforeseen?? You must be joking. The document talks of ‘purposeful domestic resistance’, ‘pervasive public health emergencies’ or ‘loss of functioning political and legal order’. It goes on:

    ‘Widespread civil violence . would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security. An American government and defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home.

    Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States.’

    As the traffic warden, now ‘civil enforcement officer’, found out, this is precisely what they are planning in the UK and the same will be the case in every country because they are all controlled by a world-wide web orchestrating a global agenda. The War College document said that the Department of Defense would be the ‘enabling hub’ for the ‘continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil conflict or disturbance’.

    Put that through the Orwellian Translation Unit and you get ‘the military will control the country’. This has all been planned for a long, long time as I and others have been warning all these years, and the ‘hostile groups’ the document talks about will be anyone who is challenging the political/military dictatorship in any way, even verbally.

    In the light of this, you won’t be surprised to know that the US military is currently seeking to spend another $6 million on ‘riot equipment’.

    Dennis C. Blair, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence and Trilateral Commission member, has also said that the economic crisis could create civil unrest in the United States and around the world. He said the crisis was ‘regime-threatening’ if it continued over one or two years and this manufactured crisis is designed to be much bigger and longer than that. In the simple language that he seems to find so hard to summon, Blair says that there is a greater chance of war during economic turmoil and there’s no doubt they have just that planned in the wake of what is happening now.

    Other establishment figures who have warned of unrest and rioting include the heads of the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund, both Illuminati organisations to their core, and anyone who heads them will be, by definition, gofers for the cabal.

    In the UK, yet again confirming the validity of the traffic warden story, the head of the police branch dealing in public order has warned of a possible ‘Summer of Rage’ over rising unemployment and the economic crash. Superintendent David Hartshorn of London’s Metropolitan Police said that ‘known activists’ were planning to exploit the situation to mount mass protests and he pointed to the G20 Summit in London in April as a likely target, along with banks.

    The London Sunday Express has also reported that UK police and ‘security’ services are preparing to deal with rioting and ‘the chilling prospect of soldiers being drafted on to the streets has not been discounted .’

    Riots in Greece

    Mass protests around the world are no longer simply predictions because they are already happening and, with the global economy yet to collapse on anything like the scale it is intended to, we have seen nothing yet. Some 120,000 people demonstrated in Dublin over the handling of the economic crisis in Ireland, a million protestors have been on the streets in France, UK oil refinery and power station workers launched a series of strikes in protest at the use of foreign workers, and the riots across Greece late last year were partly economic in nature.

    Albert Pike

    I can encapsulate what is going on here with part of a letter alleged to have been sent in 1871 by Albert Pike, a Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in America, to Giuseppe Mazzini, the Illuminati ‘revolutionary’ in Italy. In this letter, Pike is said to have detailed the background to three world wars the Illuminati was planning to bring about their global dictatorship. The first two happened as he predicted and this is what he said about the third:

    ‘The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of the Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion .

    . We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil.

    Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.’

    Click here for more background .

    Many dismiss the letter as a myth, but in the context I am using it that doesn’t matter. What it says is what is planned – an economic and social catastrophe in which the people turn on themselves in their engineered desperation and all morality is submerged in a mass battle for perceived survival.

    The term ‘nihilism’, used in the Pike letter, has this dictionary definition:

    * Rejection of all distinctions in moral or religious value and a willingness to repudiate all previous theories of morality or religious belief.

    * The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.

    That pretty much sums it up, really, and this is why they want people to riot all over the world to destroy the existing order, which, yes, the Illuminati created, but they now seek to replace that with the next stage of their tyranny – total global control. This means that national governments and nation states must be destroyed to allow a world government to assume its dictatorship.

    Look at that definition of ‘nihilism’ again in the light of this: ‘The belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement.’

    ‘Rioter’ and police dealing with the ‘rioter’ – all wearing the same police-issue boots. Just a coincidence, nothing to worry about.

    Already waiting in the wings are the agent provocateurs and the useful idiots primed to start the riots and civil unrest that the idiots believe to be challenging the existing order. But the existing order was created by the same network of Illuminati families that are seeking to create the ‘new order’, the New World Order, which is planned to emerge from the turmoil and chaos they are now engineering.

    To achieve this, as always, they need our cooperation and let no-one be in any doubt that those who choose to riot and loot in response to what is happening, and encourage others to riot and loot, are walking straight into the trap that has been laid for them. The government and military agent provocateurs will know that, the useful idiots will not, but it is time they did.

    I have met few more concrete-minded or naive people than those that are termed the extreme end of the political ‘Left’. They have been played like a violin for hundreds of years to change the world in the image of the Illuminati blueprint in violent revolutions to bring down the established order. Now they are being gathered again to complete the journey to global tyranny and provide the violence and chaos that is designed to open the way to a world government, world army, world central bank, world electronic currency and a microchipped population connected to the global positioning satellite system, or GPS, among many other technologies of surveillance and control.

    The riots and looting they want to see, the chaos, will be met with the installation of a Police State with curfews, jail without trial, the military on the streets, and the activation of the concentration camps for ‘dissidents’ that we have long warned about. They are officially called ‘military installations’, run by FEMA, the deeply-sinister Federal Emergency Management Agency, and it is no coincidence, of course, that a bill numbered H.R. 645 is passing through Washington ‘to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations’. No, concentration camps, and other countries will have them prepared also.

    Look at what that War College document said: ‘Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States.’ Might? It’s a certainty because that’s the plan and all the laws are in place to allow them to do it. They have been passed by governments around the world as ‘anti-terror’ legislation, but they use the terms ‘terror’ and ‘terrorist’ in such a non-specific way that all these laws can be applied to the entire population of the country that the ‘laws’ were supposed to protect according to their advocates.

    It was all a gigantic con, as some of us tired of pointing out. It had nothing to do with terrorists who are alleged to plant bombs and so on. All these laws have been put into place with the specific goal of controlling the mass of the people through a Police State when they triggered an economic collapse, together with new wars.

    Add to all this a stream of presidential executive orders signed by successive presidents without oversight by either the House of Representatives or the Senate. These are unconstitutional and make the president a virtual dictator. Click here to see the powers that the State can activate, thanks to these orders, when martial law is declared.

    This is why Obama’s Zionist Svengali, the White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, is seeking to have gun ownership curtailed – to make the military takeover easier. Meantime, more people are seeking to be armed and requests for concealed weapon permits in Florida alone are up 42 per cent in 45 days with the consequences of the economic turmoil in mind.

    The military on the streets of Iraq. How long before the same is seen on the streets of America and elsewhere?

    The only way to stop all this is not to react as they want us to, with violence and hostility to both the State and each other. How many violent revolutions have led to just another tyranny, official or unofficial, to replace the one that fell? It has to be so because what is destroyed by violence will be replaced by the same energy. As I have said in my books, what you fight, you become.

    John Lennon put it perfectly when he sang:

    You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world But when you talk about destruction Don’t you know that you can count me out .

    . You say you got a real solution Well, you know We’d all love to see the plan You ask me for a contribution Well, you know We’re doing what we can But when you want money for people with minds that hate All I can tell is brother you have to wait

    Revolution (1968)

    Martin Luther King also put it brilliantly when he said of rioting:

    ‘The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.’

    Those are the words of a revolutionary who succeeded through peaceful non-cooperation. Yes, they killed him, but what he created through non-violence and determination went forth to end segregation. Physical life does not matter when compared with what is right, for we are all eternal Conciousness having an illusory experience and the greatest illusion is death.

    I would much rather die ‘early’ doing what I knew to be right than to eek out a few more illusory years as a slave to a tyranny.

    But there is no need even for that to bring an end to this nonsense. There are billions of people being enslaved and a comparative handful doing the enslaving. Er, I think I see a way out of this.

    We need to come together in mutual support, love, kindness and empathy. We need to put aside the manufactured fault-lines that divide us – religion, politics, race, culture and income bracket. That is not to say people have to reject their beliefs, just don’t let them be weapons of division.

    We are all in this together and we need to meet the challenge together, not steal from each other, loot or riot, or look the other way because something happening to someone else is ‘not my problem’. They are not seeking to enslave Muslims, Jews, black people, or white middle class Americans and so on. They are seeking to do it to all of us and they are picking off different groups one by one, just like the Nazis did in Germany. Remember these famous words because they are so applicable now:

    First they came for the Jews and I was not a Jew so I did nothing. Then they came for the communists and I was not a communist so I did nothing. Then they came for the trade unionists and I was not a trade unionist so I did nothing. Then they came for me and there was no-one left to speak out for me.

    Let us unite behind that which affects everyone – the loss of our most basic freedoms. And if this is being planned now, what kind of world are our children and grandchildren going to live in? Can you live with that thought while doing nothing or rioting as the authorities want? I can’t.

    We need to start getting organised in communities and groups to support each other and stop cooperating with the system – not to fight it. The system can only exist with our cooperation and acquiesce. We are holding it together. They have their men and women of violence, called the military and ‘Swat’ teams, to deal with violent resistance.

    But their worst nightmare is our non-cooperation – the refusal to pay taxes; refusal to leave homes when banks foreclose on them; refusal to ‘comply’ with our own enslavement in any form. The system couldn’t cope if this was done on a mass scale. And that’s the point: to do this we need to do it en-masse and those not immediately affected need to support those who are.

    Instead of compliance, we need the non-comply-dance of people who beat to a different drum and will not comply with what is unfair, unjust, or targets their freedom and the freedom of others. This approach does not refuse to comply in a spirit of hostility, rage or violence, but with love, joy and laughter – and an unbreakable determination not to cooperate with their own enslavement.

    We need a mass refusal join the military, especially if they try to introduce the Draft; a refusal to do the compulsory ‘community service’ for young people that Obama’s controllers want to introduce (as does the UK government); and a refusal to join, or accept the legitimacy of, Obama’s planned civilian security force, which is nothing more than a scam to get the people to police the people on behalf of the Elite in the midst of the economic collapse and war.

    We need to start getting together local currency schemes that can operate outside the system and, yes, people should also have mass protests if they choose, so long as they are peaceful. But they need to be part of the campaign of non-violent, non-cooperation, not the focus of it.

    How many mass protests have there been over the years around the world and yet everything just goes on as before, be it war or globalisation. We need to stop posturing and then heading for the bar to feel good about ourselves and start doing what will actually make a difference.

    Mass protests can ease frustration – steam whistles as I call them – but what good do most of them do? Mass non-cooperation with the system is far more effective.

    The protests need to be targeted at non-cooperation, refusing to accept laws that ban assembly by massive numbers turning up; surrounding the homes of neighbours when the bank bailiffs come to put them on the street; and so filling the locations of government and finance with masses of people that the system cannot function. Workers who provide essential services to government, police and financial institutions etc., can refuse to do so until Orwellian laws and financial injustice are removed. In this way the perpetrators are affected, not the mass of the people, as with all-out strikes.

    And all of this needs to be good humoured and strictly peaceful.

    I would say this also to those in uniform. You may think you have power, but you are just pawns in the game like anyone else. You don’t have the power, your uniform does, because that is an extension of the State. Those inside are just there to animate the uniform and do the bidding of those it represents. When you are useful to the cabal they’ll praise you and when you are surplus to their requirements as part of the bigger agenda they’ll show you the door.

    You have children and grandchildren, too, who will have to live in the world you are policing into existence by ‘following orders’ and believing the manipulative nonsense fed to you by governments and cabal ‘training’ fronts like the UK-based Common Purpose. Wake up from the trance and stop building a Police State for your own children and grandchildren – and everyone else. Think about the consequences for those you love of what you are doing – and stop doing it.

    More than anything, we all need to free our minds and become conscious. From that, everything else will come, including the intuition, inspiration and knowing that will guide us on how most effectively to deal with what we face.

    If there are many things you would like to do in a room, but the room is dark and you can’t see, what is the fundamental first step to anything else happening? You have to turn on the light and then all the rest becomes possible. Without that you are thrashing around in the dark and falling over the furniture.

    That is what ‘humans’ are doing today and have been for so long. They have been manipulated to believe they are their bodies and their names when those are just the experiences of who they truly are – eternal Consciousness. As the great American comedian, Bill Hicks, said:

    ‘. all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.’

    The divisions between us are illusory to allow a certain kind of experience, but these illusions have been exploited mercilessly to divide and rule us.

    ENOUGH!

    When we awaken to the truth of who we are the world looks very different and so do the challenges that are put before us – or we put before ourselves. Move your point of observation and everything changes. Try it. Try ceasing to identify who you are with your body, your name and the reflection in the mirror. Try seeing those things as experiences and not who you are. Try observing your life and the world from the perception of the real you – eternal Conciousness, All That Is, Has Been and Ever Can Be in our illusion called ‘time’.

    Eternal Conscious in awareness of itself doesn’t riot; it is not violent and it doesn’t loot. But nor does it ever do, or accept for itself and others, what is not fair, just, loving and kind. Crucially, Consciousness is without fear. When we operate on that level then we can truly claim to be Conscious and not trapped in the illusion called Mind. As Albert Einstein said: ‘You cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them.’

    John Lennon also made this key point in Revolution about what needs to happen to really make a difference. We need to free our minds and become Conscious:

    You say you’ll change the constitution Well, you know We all want to change your head You tell me it’s the institution Well, you know You better free you mind instead But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

    We are now fast heading for the eye of the storm that has been planned for so long to enslave the global population in a centralised tyranny. But we don’t have to accept it or acquiesce to it, meekly looking on as the walls of control close in by the day.

    But that is what is happening and it has to stop. For everyone’s sake, it has to stop.

    We can come together, we MUST come together, putting aside the fault-lines of race, religion, culture and income bracket. These are just illusory labels through which we are divided and therefore ruled. Believe in them if you wish, and enjoy them if they make you happy, but don’t let them divide us any longer.

    We need to come together in mutual support at this time as those with sick minds and closed hearts are poised to throw everything at us to complete their agenda for total control. Whether their insanity prevails is not in their hands, but in ours. It is we who have the power if only we would choose to use it.

    We are One Consciousness deluded into thinking we are ‘little me’. When we realise that we are all One – and act upon that with courage, love, kindness, peace and empathy for all who need support – the walls of oppression must fall.

    But sitting on your arse hoping it will all go away is no longer an option.

    It never was.

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  13. jim calderwood said on March 10th, 2009 at 6:51pm #

    Justin…I appreciate your post…You have covered all the bases…We’re in what someone referred to as a transition…Very evident in the theme of your discussion…And I have an unwanted feeling that things could get like really nasty…Already painful at this moment of my reply to your article…The most important point you have made is don’t get violent on the streets of protest…Walk together with friends and family and stand together in a search of liberty and understanding of the devastation and pain that is emerging and growing within our communities…They have the arssenals and the money…We only have at this moment, as King somewhat voiced, a Dream of living together through the storms of hate and demise and moving forward to restore civilization to a level of love and equality…Thanks again…Jim

  14. Mulga Mumblebrain said on March 11th, 2009 at 11:52pm #

    Only one quibble. Southern Australia has been in drought since 1996-it only intensified in 2004. The recent mega-fires were the third here since 2000, but as they hit populated areas, the death-toll was greater, by far. The jig is up, while Rightwing psychopaths still deny everything. However, as they see ecological collapse as a mechanism to eliminate 90% of the planet’s population, the ‘useless eaters’ of the poor world they fear and despise, they have a vested interest. In Australia the Right, with innate viciousness, denied the role of climate and weather in the fire disaster ie the twelve year drought, the driest start to a year in local recorded history, and record low humidity (5%) allied to three days over 43 degrees Celsius followed by the day of the firestorm, when it reached 46 degrees in Melbourne and up to 49 elsewhere, accompanied by gale force winds. Fire temperatures reached 1200 degrees. But the Right denied that this, or climate change had any role. No it was all the fault of environmentalists, who had prevented ‘hazard reduction’ burns of forest litter. This was soon exposed as a total lie, but the Rightwing hate campaign against environmentalists reached the level of calls for their lynching, along with arsonists, by a notorious Rightwing commentator, Miranda Devine, in the mainstream Sydney Morning Herald, which saw fit to publish calls for lynch-law. The descent into chaos and horror has begun. The Right will act in the only way it knows how to-with viciousness, hatred and violence. I doubt greatly whether we are going to come out on the other side of this evil age.

  15. anthony innes said on March 12th, 2009 at 6:47pm #

    This article moves the discussion on .To paraprhrase some of the comments ” we are tired of having to hammer away at the the same points that MSM and its minions in the various governments studiously deny” however the panic is starting to really spread the fiat printers are going full throttle and the ecocide continues apace.That the forces of repression and those who believe that the “force ” is with them blunder on comes as little surprise to those with blood flow to the brain.Multiple flavours of sport for boys and weight loss/gain for girls are losing out to reality.Watch when the bond market collapses for the Fascist’s of the BIS run bank cartel to show just how ruthless an agenda they are prepared to unleash. Foodstocks are credit dependent.
    My graphs intersect around August 2009 and next winter we will see stark verification of what has been the view of us ” ratbags,conspiracy buffs and sundry fringe dwellers”.When the mainstream goes over the cataract the side streams coalesce and the river rolls on.But hey ; theres that drought whoops!

  16. kathy cesar said on March 20th, 2009 at 8:28pm #

    I’ve skimmed the articles. I think our economy is a mess. It seems like everything that is being done is wrong. I feel like our leaders are throwing “fake” money after bad. We aren’t fixing anything. We are digging a bigger hole. I think its time we do something radical. It is time. In my soul I feel the coming of a change, a revolution. I think we need to organize a middle class revolution. I don’t want guns and fighting. I think we need to organize and unite and do something. Its time for a change. If anyone feels like me, lets do something. Now. If anyone out there feels the time is right lets do something. I am ready! I just don’t know how to start.

  17. bozh said on March 21st, 2009 at 9:17am #

    kathy,
    unfortunately, we can’t get to kids to educate them; education/enlightenment wld be in time to come a powerful force for change.
    we cannot educate kids and adults because our oppressors own ?all means of [mis] education. it seems to me kids are educated to become prolific [ab]users and efficient producers and near-totally to become deluded serfs when it comes to their responsibility/duty to treat other people with due respect and to get involved in her/his counntry’s business.

    sad but true. in short, truth about US is odder than an udder; as anyone can testify who for the first time milked a rich cow.
    in many euro lands, there is also working person’s party but not in US.
    funni uncle tolerates only one party; since he knows how valuable oneparty system is to him.
    so the answer is to establish a second party or vote for nader. or, otherwise? ‘eternal’ subservience to the uncle?! tnx