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Bits and Pieces – 20180817, Friday

Commentary

To begin, here is the prescribed use of the term “conspiracy theory” as practiced by the CIA:

Since the 1960s the label has become a disciplinary device that has been overwhelmingly effective in defining certain events as off limits to inquiry or debate. Especially in the United States, raising legitimate questions about dubious official narratives destined to inform public opinion (and thereby public policy) is a major thought crime that must be cauterized from the public psyche at all costs…  against almost any individual or group calling the government’s increasingly clandestine programs and activities into question. From CIA Document 1035-960 . Source:Weaponizing the Term “Conspiracy Theory”: Disinformation Agents and the CIA.

Here is another comment on this CIA document from The Mind Renewed (CIA 1035-960: “Countering Criticism of the Warren Report”):

Bits and Pieces – 20180331, Saturday

Trade Wars: Martin Armstrong has some interesting perspectives on the US moves, in this very short blog post: Protectionism & Trade Wars. The next article looks at the role of vehicles in trade wars between the EU and the US: France And Germany Clash Over US Car Tariffs. But consider this graphic from the article:

Bits and Pieces – 20180226, Monday

The Deep State: Martin Armstrong nails the purpose of the Mueller investigation  – the preservation of corruption by a soft coup against Trump: Mueller Expands his Investigation Desperate to Bring Down Trump.

Bits and Pieces – 20170402, Sunday

Commentary: I think this will be a weekly blog post from here on. Sunday makes a good wrap. Either the number of articles that I wish to present to you has declined in occurrence or I have simply absorbed them as I reported them and they no longer appear important enough to bring to your attention.

As an example, the Russian hacking scandal when it broke was big news. Now that it has been thoroughly debunked, the bits of news that still trickle out demonstrate little more than the desperation of the powers that want to dump Trump. As an example, as reported today, Tuesday, the tables of linking Trump and his advisors are being turned on the Democrat camp: Here’s The Story Behind Trump’s Podesta-Russia Tweet. Interesting but not ground-breaking news.

As you may know, I am collecting crises. More properly, I am trying to identify systems that are near their critical point. In such a system, when the critical point is reached, the smallest related event may trigger a systemic realignment and release of potential energy or tension. Charles-Hugh Smith, a prolific thinker and writer talks about these systems or crises: The Overlapping Crises Are Coming, Regardless Of Who’s In Power. If you can think of any, please let me know

Bits and Pieces – 20170314, Tuesday

Commentary: Last post I presented the idea that the left actively seeks a totalitarian state. Here’s an article that suggests that we may already be there: Welcome to Totalitarian America, President Trump! This idea might marry the narrative of the Deep State with a number of other narratives: the militarization of police forces; the large scale military exercises conducted in American cities in the last few years; the complete control over personal communications by the various branches of the intelligence community (NSA, CIA); the subjugation of the economic interests of the American people to those of Wall Street; and so on.

I had concluded years ago that democracy by its nature, is a phase in a cycle: democracy -> socialism -> totalitarianism ->  revolution -> democracy. The reason is that democracy allows politicians to promise and provide socialist entitlements in return for being elected and retaining self-rewarding (corruption in the extreme) power. As socialist programs pile up creating a socialist democracy, the cost of the socialist programs eventually reaches the point (we are there now – Ontario’s medical system; massive deficits and debt) where they must collapse with widespread civil unrest. This leads to repressive control of the population and suspension of constitutional and civil rights, and the democratic process. At this point the state has become totalitarian leading to the eventual emergence of resistance which for survival becomes increasingly militant and violent. Eventually revolution results. At this point democracy may seem the best option for the future  (we’ll do it right this time).

As a final note, I have an extensive commentary on money that emerged as I wrote this. It would be worth your while to rea and understand some of the issues around an asset that you think you have control over but don’t.

Bits and Pieces – 20170219, Sunday

The Deep State: I came across this article on Jim Quinn’s The Burning Platform blog: DHS INSIDER SAYS IT’S SPY VS SPY. The article discusses the split in the intelligence community – a major component of the Deep State – between those who support the president and those who want to overthrow him. A news item that I had barely taken note of and dismissed called “PizzaGate”, is discussed as “PedoGate”, a pedophilia resort run by the CIA and the Israeli Mossad to capture videos of high-ranking politicians having sex with minors to  use as leverage over them. The article also sheds light on the background for US Mideast policy and war, the reasons for the antagonistic approach to Russia, and relationships with Israel and Saudi Arabia.

By the way, WJC are the initials of Bill Clinton. I had previously read an article or two referencing Bill’s taking a 13-year old girl to a resort Island, an event where the Secret Service was told to stay away from.

Bits and Pieces – 20161201, Thursday

What We’re Reading Today

Commentary: I went looking for, and found, a word that I have never encountered in use: misandry. I suspect that there is ample opportunity in our present culture for its use, especially applied to those who would use its sister term, misogyny.

Bits and Pieces – 20161123, Wednesday

What We’re Reading Today

Commentary: We see civil unrest as the major global theme for 2017. Certainly it will mark the American scene. Marine le Pen may win in France: Another One Bites the Dust: Sarkozy Outed in First Round of French Elections. There is an upcoming referendum in Italy which will have profound effects. In short, it will be a turbulent year in Europe with the EU and the euro at stake.

On another note, there is so much news on many fronts I’m at a lot as to what to pick. The first US recount is being called courtesy of Jill Stein but likely funded by Democratic sources or George Soros or both: Jill Stein Raises Enough Money To Force Wisconsin Recount – Michigan & Pennsylvania Up Next. Maybe Trump should call for a recount in Nevada.

Civil Unrest: Pat Buchanan talks about the rough road ahead for Trump: A Besieged Trump Presidency Ahead.

Trump team: Two new appointments: Trump Offers Ben Carson HUD Secretary Job and Trump Names Former Political Opponent As UN Ambassador, Replacing Anti-Putin Samantha Power. Either Trump is fundamentally non-partisan reaching out to opponents of all political persuasions or he is wisely following that old saying “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. His statement that he does not intend to prosecute Hillary reversing an election promise might be an attempt along these lines to build bridges. Of course he can change his mind lager especially if new evidence or circumstances arise. It could be a tactic to forestall a blanket pardon of her actions by Obama while he’s still in the Whitehouse. It is certain that Hillary will not change her opposition to Trump.

Trump policy: Trump may be on track to label China a currency manipulator when in fact it is the US that is indirectly the global currency manipulator: China Press Lashes Out – It’s The Dollar, Not The Yuan That Threatens Global Stability and The U.S. dollar is stronger than it’s been in 13 years. That’s bad.

Main Stream Media (MSM): Angela Merkel is desperately trying to hold onto power and is closely following the US playbook with another made-in-USA strategy: Merkel Declares War On “Fake News” As Europe Brands Russia’s RT, Sputnik “Dangerous Propaganda”. This may affect any detente between the EU and Russia: EU / Russian Thaw Hits A Media Iceberg. Also, Is “Fake News” The New ‘Conspiracy Theory’?.

Bits and Pieces: A tidbit on banks: Forget Deutsche Bank, These 2 American Banks Are Now “The Most Systemically Dangerous In The World”.

Previously we had included links to articles that showed that the establishment was regrouping to fight Trump on all fronts. The first strike may be coming: Scientists Find “Persuasive Evidence” Of Vote Hacking, Demand Clinton Recount In 3 States.

Keeping up with Turkey: Major Foreign Policy Shift: Turkey Abandoning EU For SCO. And then this: Europe Votes To Suspend Turkey EU Accession Talks, Sending Lira Crashing To Record Low Despite Unexpected Rate Hike. Merkel had paid Erdogan a few billion to keep refugees out of the EU. What if Turkey gets annoyed enough to force them across the border into the EU?

There are signs that Trump is moving to heal divisions and the public is responding: Trump Victory Sends Black American Consumer Confidence Surging To 22-Month Highs. If a significant number of the non-bvoting public and the ‘vote against Trump’ public can be won over, the attempt by the establishment and the left to overturn the election becomes more dangerous and difficult for them.

Bits and Pieces – 20161111, Friday

What We’re Reading Today

Commentary: While the MSM remain in denial (see below) and celebrities are melting with the snowflakes and threatening to move to Canada – if they do I’m moving to the US –  I’m looking at that progressive side of society that is actively protesting Trump’s election.  This is civil unrest that may go underground for a while but is not going away. As the MSM talking heads and their stable of experts are demonstrating, they just don’t get why things didn’t go their way and aren’t going to stand for it. This I think will be the main issue for Trump’s presidency.

So I am pondering the divisions that emerged in this election. It was recognized by the prescient that the real issue was the divide between the large segment of society that has been left behind economically and the elite who have profited handsomely from the monetary policy of their central bank and a government bought by the lobbyists of corporate America. Alongside this has been the progressive agenda in all its forms supported by its main representatives, the MSM, academia, and the liberal intelligentsia. Then there is the radical left that had supported Bernie Saunders, particularly the young college kids: Anti-Trump Demonstrators Take to the Streets in Several U.S. Cities.

The WWIII Chronicles: Introduction

As 2015 draws to a close I am beginning the development of a theme that has been ruminating in my mind for more than a year. The theme is that we are witnessing the initial skirmishes of the hot phase of World War Three (WWIII) identified by many as the New Cold War or Cold War 2. There are almost daily events that we can weave into this theme which is why we are starting this journal as a set of chronicles.

Although we like to think in terms of linear causation with the result we attribute specific events as seminal markers, that is not how the world works. A linear deterministic mode of thinking can never capture the evolution of a complex system of the actions and interactions of many actors.

Taking World war I as an example, The Week gives us the common cited simplistic immediate cause of the war as the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the archduke of Austria-Hungary. The Week also outlines several geopolitical situations that fed into an active hot phase of hostility. By ‘hot phase’ we mean military action.

Under construction

References

  1. How did the First World War start?
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