Many thanks to all of you who communicated your well-wishes during the Christmas and New Years' holidays, and our best wishes back to all of you.
That said, 2018 looks like it is shaping up to be more of the same, on steroids. Something is clearly going on, though it is difficult to ascertain precisely what. One story, which I did not blog about last year, was that concerning all the various accusations that came out of this or that person committing some sort of sexual abuse or impropriety. We saw the emergence of a very troubling Jacobin sort of "j'accuse" culture emerging around the world, and particularly in America, where one sitting senator, another senator-want-to-be, a major corporate-controlled media "host" and a noted Hollyweird film producer all accused in efforts to ... do what exactly? All that was missing was Robespierre and a Committee for Public Safety and a few guillotines. Something was going on, but it was unclear what, and theories ranged from diabolical plots to oust President Trump, to more esoteric theories that part of the deep state was being purged by yet another part of it, in the ongoing behind-the-scenes Mafia wars that I've been hypothesizing might be taking place.
With that in mind, there are two stories that filled my inbox during the holidays. Mr. J.E. sent along this article from the Dhaka Tribune about the allegations of Saudi Princess Amira Bint Aidan bin Nayef:
And the sordid stories seemed to have reached out to engulf Silicon Valley, according to a new book to be published later this year, in this article shared by Mr. V.T. from Vanity Fair:
In the case of Princess Amira, former wife to recently arrested Saudi prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal during the Saudi coup and post-Las Vegas shootings shenanigans, the allegations are a bombshell:
Saudi Princess Amira Bint Aidan Bin Nayef went on a rampage against the ruling Saudi regime in her exclusive statements to the French newspaper Le Monde, saying slavery in Saudi Arabia has different forms, but it is done in secrecy and permitted only among the primary beneficiaries of the princes of the House of Saud.
She mentioned one of the most repulsive things: buying and renting the children, especially the orphans, from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Djibouti, Somalia, Nigeria, Romania and Bulgaria.
According to Aidan, the ex-wife of the Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, who was recently arrested in scope of the anti-corruption purges in the country, those who accuse others of corruption and money laundering, are in fact highly corrupted themselves.
Russian online newsportal Fort Russ reports quoting Aden’s interview on Le Monde, the princess said they’ve turned the city of Jeddah into a slave market where underage girls are being exploited for noisy sex parties involving drug and alcohol abuse.
She said that one of the main reasons why this keeps going on is that the members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Saudi Sharia police) tend to keep away from the matter, fearing they might lose their jobs, should they intervene. (Emphasis added)
Princess Amira's remarks confirm what I and others have long suspected, namely, that this network of sex slavery and abuse is a global one; after all, one cannot be buying and selling children as sex slaves, from Bulgaria to Bangladesh no less, without some sort of network in place. This significance isn't so much that it confirms what most people have long suspected the (out)house of Saud to be, but rather, the significance is that the story is getting any major traction at all from a major western media outlet like Le Monde.
Then there's the Vanity Fair article about Silicon Valley's "sex orgy" parties:
About once a month, on a Friday or Saturday night, the Silicon Valley Technorati gather for a drug-heavy, sex-heavy party. Sometimes the venue is an epic mansion in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights; sometimes it’s a lavish home in the foothills of Atherton or Hillsborough. On special occasions, the guests will travel north to someone’s château in Napa Valley or to a private beachfront property in Malibu or to a boat off the coast of Ibiza, and the bacchanal will last an entire weekend. The places change, but many of the players and the purpose remain the same.
The stories I’ve been told by nearly two dozen people who have attended these events or have intimate knowledge of them are remarkable in a number of ways. Many participants don’t seem the least bit embarrassed, much less ashamed. On the contrary, they speak proudly about how they’re overturning traditions and paradigms in their private lives, just as they do in the technology world they rule. Like Julian Assange denouncing the nation-state, industry hotshots speak of these activities in a tone that is at once self-congratulatory and dismissive of criticism. Their behavior at these high-end parties is an extension of the progressiveness and open-mindedness—the audacity, if you will—that make founders think they can change the world. And they believe that their entitlement to disrupt doesn’t stop at technology; it extends to society as well. Few participants, however, have been willing to describe these scenes to me without a guarantee of anonymity.
It's as if the celebrated "ritual orgy scenes" from Stanley Kubrick's last classic, Eyes Wide Shut, have just been confirmed, at least, to the extent that such things take place, minus the ritual elements, except we do find this brief reference to ritual with an aside comment on the Burning Man "festivals":
Jennifer Russell, who runs the established Camp Mystic at Burning Man, is more sympathetic. “Men and women are equally drawn to creating a structure that invites their full sexual expression, and events like this are a safe place to dabble,” she says. “It’s way better than a swingers’ club would feel because this is at a home and you are surrounded by people you know.”
Now, I don't know about you, but this willingness even to talk about such things in major corporate media outlets is a sea-change in my opinion, and it prompts the question: are the stories possibly related, and if so, how?
As one might imagine, I suspect that they are related, and that the backdrop for all of this is the Mafia-like infighting I've been occasionally blogging about, plus a much wider geopolitical context. Thus, herewith my high octane speculation of the day: what we're witnessing is the deliberate exposure of the methods used to create "control-files", as Catherine Austin Fitts refers to them. We're witnessing the roll-up of certain networks those files have been used to create and control. In the case of Silicon Valley, this becomes an American national-security issue, given the heavy subsidy of Silicon Valley by the U.S. military-industrial-intelligence complex. In the wrong hands, such "control files" become a national security issue. Or to put it much more crudely, one can hardly be a "shining city on a hill" when in fact most of the "players" are constantly playing in the gutters and sewers. In the case of Saudi child-sex slavery rings, and the global network therein implied, the context puts President Trump's recent executive order - symbolically issued on the winter solstice no less - freezing the assets of anyone involved in human rights abuses into a very intriguing and possibly geopolitical context. And if that reading is correct, then 2018 is going to be an interesting year.
See you tomorrow, that is to say, on the flip side...