PATTERNS OF DISASTER CAPITALISM? THE MIDWEST, AND OROVILLE DAM: PART ...May 23, 2019
This blog I had originally intended for yesterday, but as I wrote yesterday, my entire schedule of blogs and guests has been completely overturned by what seems to be an endless cycle of bad weather, dusk-to-dawn-to-dusk tornado sirens (or so it seems), and some actual time put into the storm shelter with Shiloh.
In the midst of this, and prior to the storms, several people sent me stories about the coming possible failure of the Oroville Dam in California, since I had blogged about this problem a couple of years ago, when publicly pondering the possibility of disaster capitalism in connection to the California fires. I was going to blog about these stories, but there was something that happened in the recent storms that really convinced me that I must do so.
Like most readers here, I am inclined to entertain suspicions about weather patterns these days, especially if they seem to be designed to put common people and their property in danger, and if they seem to follow a "pattern" or "design" able to do so. It is the advent of weather modification technology, and technologies able to "steer" high and low pressure systems in the atmosphere - technologies like ionospheric heaters such as HAARP - that enable such suspicion. The problem is, of course, that suspicions and the mere existence of such a technology do not prove that any particular storm system is a manipulated event. We're left with "contextual argument" which can approach a degree of reasoned speculation; we're locked somewhere in the evidentiary spectrum between a grand jury deciding if a case should go to trial, and a petite jury deciding the facts of a case. Accordingly, at the end of today's blog, the reader may decide to return a "no bill" and not even proceed to a petite jury trial. With this cautionary note on record, let's proceed to the recent storms over the past couple of months in the American midwest, and then to the case of the Oroville Dam in California.
So exactly what is "disaster capitalism"? The term, I believe, was first coined by former Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts. My definition of it is as follows: "Disaster capitalism" is the deliberate use of sophisticated technologies capable of manipulating sudden geophysical changes normally attributable in law to "acts of God" in order to cheapen the value of property, land, or other assets, and to drive off the tenure of such property, land, or assets, in order to acquire them at prices below their market value, the value they held prior to the disaster. "Disaster capitalism" also includes a secondary tier of speculative activity - puts, shorts, futures, and so on - which may be conducted in addition to the primary activity. The placing of puts and shorts prior to 9/11 would be an example of this secondary level of activity, though the primary event of 9/11 was not an example of the primary level of disaster capitalism, since it did not involve technologies of geophysical manipulation disguised as an "act of God." We thus have two levels or types of "disaster capitalism", the "primary" type which orchestrates geophysical events for "fun and profit", and the "secondary" type which speculates on their basis. It should be evident that individuals could engage in both types simultaneously, or confine themselves to one of the other. Secondary disaster capitalism could be the only type in evidence during an event, which event is capitalized upon - to coin a pun - as a "crisis of opportunity". As weather systems are examples of geophysical systems, they are often first and foremost in people's minds when one thinks of "disaster capitalism", but it should be added that earthquakes and even solar events (in my opinion) might be subject to the manipulations of current technologies to create crisis of the primary type.
As one ponders the concept of disaster capitalism, it should also be noted that there are several papers, dating as far back as the 1950s, that indicate that at least the US Government was thinking in terms of the weaponization of geophysical processes, and doubtless other powers beginning with the Soviet Union jumped on this bandwagon as well. The reasons for doing so are rather obvious: weaponizing geophysical processes did an end-run around the "proliferation and fallout problem" of nuclear weapons.
Which brings me back to the storms earlier this week, and their placement in the wider context of the storms a few weeks ago in the upper Midwest. As of this writing, I am about 60-40 split in favor of the idea that these systems over the last few weeks are perhaps instances of "disaster capitalism" of the first type. The reason? Answer: the drainage pattern of the American midwest. From the Ohio river valley to the Missouri river basin which stretches from St. Louis all the way through Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Montana, all of these rivers drain into the central artery: the Mississippi River. All three major arteries - the Ohio, Missouri, Mississippi - have major dikes, locks, and dams to control flooding, the Missouri river in particular. (Being from South Dakota,the four major dams in the state on the Missouri were drummed into my head from an early age: Gavins' Point, Fort Randall, Big Bend, and the massive Oahe earthen dam just outside the state capital). Additionally, the major tributaries of these arteries also have major flood control dams, from Oklahoma and Missouri to Tennessee and so on.
If one wished to practice "disaster capitalism" on this area and on a major scale, one would subject this system to the maximum possible stress, and the way to do this would be to engineer storms to dump massive amounts of rain, beginning in the north and then moving south; an already-overloaded flood control system will thus be subjected to maximum pressure as run-off from northern storms moves south, just as storms hit there. This is the pattern that has emerged over the past couple of months. More importantly, in the case of the recent southern storms, I noticed two rather "strange" things as I was tracking pressure systems, and the radar track of the storm. Firstly, there was a massive dip of low pressure and of very cold arctic air dropping into the mountain states, dropping snow in areas in May that should be well into the spring melt. This is precisely the "steering by manipulation of high and low pressure zones" that ionospheric heaters are capable of providing. The second oddity that I noticed was the track of the storms themselves, which seemed by be staying conveniently north of the interstate 44-interstate 55 corridor, which runs from Oklahoma City to St. Louis (interstate 44), and from St. Louis to Chicago (interstate 55). At one point I noticed the radar of the storm's leading edge ran almost exactly along the I-44 line from Tulsa, OK, to Springfield, MO, with the storms stretching back into Kansas. It did not cross over that line except in very minor ways. Finally, the pattern seen earlier in the upper midwestern storms is now repeating itself in the lower midwest as the Army Corps of Engineers is opening dams to release the flood waters, and controlled flooding is being introduced along major tributaries in the region. People are being told to evacuate, and many of them will, no doubt, not have flood insurance because they live in areas which ordinarily do not require it.
And just to add more data and grist for the speculation mill, I noticed something else that makes me very suspicious: (1) a sharp intensification of storms concurrent with (2) massive lightning discharges in strong local concentrations, and (3), the lack of the usual pale green color in the atmosphere, indicating the natural ionization that often precedes strong storms and tornadoes. And while this may seem unrelated, I'm going to mention it anyway. From About mid-February to just a couple of weeks ago, readers here will recall I was suffering a massive sinus problem which I simply could not shake. During my excursions outside at night to allow Shiloh to relieve herself, I notice heavy particulate stuff dancing in the beam of my flashlight, and it was not ordinary dust, nor small insects. It was something. In the last couple of weeks, my sinuses suddenly cleared (at least partially), and the storms hit. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions, but I suspect you may suspect what my conclusions are.
So who might be doing this? That's the difficulty: are we looking at disaster capitalism both of the primary and secondary sort, or only of the latter? Much of that depends on who might be behind the manipulation (if any) of the weather itself. The answer there is easy: whoever has access to the technology is immediately a suspect. That narrows matters down considerably to the following "players": Russia, China, the USA, Japan, and Germany/Europe. Certainly it might be in China's and Russia's geopolitical interest (and perhaps even Germany's) to wage a kind of geophysical weather war against the USA right now. The risks are fairly low, since if the USA wished to "call them out" on it, it would (1) first have to admit the existence to the wider public of weather manipulation technologies, and then (2) convince them that they were being used during an era of growing cynicism toward anything the government or major press has to say. Or of course, it could "fire back in kind", and create geophysical events in those countries. One can even envision a primary disaster capitalism scenario where domestic "bad actors" convince a foreign nation to use their technology to conduct such activities, hiding their own role behind them. As one can see, "disaster capitalism" is a very fluid, flexible model, conducive to all sorts of false flag activity, the ultimate, of course, being to blame such events on God as "acts of God" for the technologies of geophysical manipulation confer in essence what are god-like powers.
So what has all of this to do with California's troubled Oroville dam?
Well, for that, we'll have to wait until part two tomorrow. But here's a hint: one sees the same type of pattern, plus something else...