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SANCTIONS, RUSSIA, & BIDENENKO

My how the worm has turned...

When I was a boy, it was pretty clear who the "good guys" were and who the "bad guys" were. The "bad guys" were the people who built the Berlin Wall, and who kept most of Eastern Europe and all of the Soviet Union as a kind of vast open air prison. They shot people trying to escape the workers' paradise, and their "human rights violations" were there for all to see. Backing up this repression was an endless parade of (very large) intercontinental ballistic missiles through Red Square in Moscow on May Day, and detonation of huge hydrogen bombs like the Tsar Bomba.  We in the West were the "good guys," though Stanley Kubrik's Dr. Strangelove was there to remind us that even though we were the "good guys," we had some mighty strange characters imported from Germany after the war who were helping to form American policy.  We reveled in our goodness and our smooth and democratic transfers of power sans bloodshed. Or at least we did until the assassination of President Kennedy, but even then, most of us remained convinced of our innate goodness.

But now, it seems, the shoe is on the other foot in the wake of the arrest of Navalny in Russia. This event has been used to call for more economic sanctions on that country, but the Kremlin isn't buying it, according to this interesting story shared by W.G.:

Russia Blasts Biden Regime For ‘Persecution’ Of Trump Supporters, Political Dissidents

What's interesting here is that the Russian Foreign Ministry is not mincing words:

In the statement, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova delivered a scathing assessment of the human rights situation in the United States under President Joe Biden.

Zakharova described the ongoing crackdown against Trump loyalists in the United States:

The FBI has reportedly opened more than 400 criminal cases and applied for more than 500 search warrants and subpoenas for suspects; it has also brought charges against and detained around 200 people. Only several dozen defendants have been released on bail or placed under house arrest. The others are being subjected to harsh pressure, with members of their family and social circle being coerced into giving a ‘convenient’ testimony. Moreover, people who have not even been officially charged are losing their jobs; they are being banned from social media and publicly ostracised.”

She also questioned the “objectivity of the law enforcement agencies” involved in this campaign, noting that they were acting under orders and “in line with the narrative of the current administration who declared the events of January 6, 2021 a riot and everybody who was near the US Congress on that day all but plunderers.”

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She warned that the administration’s crackdown would not solve the widespread discontent towards Biden’s rule:

“Their protest will not just go away. You cannot just sweep discontent under the rug. Even the rhetoric that the United States allows itself to use with respect to Russia will not help distract public attention from the country’s own problems. They will have to be dealt with. US citizens deserve to be treated according to the law and in line with Washington’s international obligations.”

Accordingly, she then called on the United States to respect the “basic human rights” of Trump supporters.

“In this context, we have every reason to express concern and demand that basic human rights be observed,” she added. “US officials are constantly and hypocritically taking care of these rights when it comes to other countries; and yet, they have no scruples in ignoring them at home.”

In other words, rules for me, not for thee.

But I rather suspect that there's more going on here than meets the eye. For one thing, it follows a well-established pattern of Russia under Mr. Putin in calling out the hypocrisies of Mr. Globaloney and challenging some of Mr. Globalism's favorite dogmas. For another thing, is fits a more subtle pattern of Russia speaking not only to, but for the "populist" voices in the West that have, to a certain extent, been ignored by their governments. While this pattern is more subtle, it is there if one bothers to look for it. And Ms. Zakharova is, once again, reaffirming that by speaking, in this case, to the "narrative" of the previous US election, and its opposition.

But as I say, I suspect there's more going on than even this. I strongly suspect that what we're looking at are the opening salvos in a new sort of diplomatic offensive by Russia, one which, at least from the Russian point of view, is long overdue. That this might be so is evident by contemplating what is (currently) missing from the Russian statement: sanctions. If one were to assume that it wasn't the Russian Foreign Ministry making such a statement, but rather, a Western one commenting about election results in Russia after a rigged and stolen election and internal opposition to them, then one would expect the usual call for "more sanctions." But now imagine if Russia were to add sanctions to the mix, not just against the USA (which would hardly notice), but against any country supporting the narrative and behavior that Ms. Zakharova mentions. It's not so far-fetched, since the EU/NATO act more or less in concert with American wishes with respect to sanctions on Russia. If, suddenly, Russia were to do so with respect to Europe, it would get everyone's attention. Indeed, Ms. Zakharova's superior, Foreign Minister Lavrov, has already made it clear that Russia does not need the EU. A "bloc-wide" response is long overdue from Russia, and it may be something to consider. Mr. Lavrov has already hinted at it.

And therewith we note something else about the Russian statement: restraint, and maneuvering room, in short, statecraft. Had this been a western power, sanctions would already be on the list and talked about (as indeed they already are by the EU in response to the Navalny affair). In other words, by not going for the full court press, Russia can (1) up the ante if it so chooses, and gradually ratchet up pressure, and thus (2) has allowed itself maneuvering room that brinksmanship ab initio would not.

What remains to be seen is if in fact Russia will gradually increase not only the pressure, but its commentary on such incidents in the west. My guess is that it will. Time will tell, but coming so soon after Mr. Lavrov's blunt statements to the EU, Ms. Zakharova's statements should be read in that context.

And finally, let it be noted, the Russian Foreign Ministry is subtly and implicitly stating its not buying the narrative of the US election results either. "Not-agreement-capable" comes to mind once again...

See you on the flip side...

 

46 thoughts on “SANCTIONS, RUSSIA, & BIDENENKO”

  1. “The U.S. is hopelessly insane” (Origenschild)
    Dear Americans, please do not allow this thought about yourselves to come into your mind. This is not what YOU want.
    Perhaps you just want to throw your TV away ?

    “Agreement incapable” is not you, it has been for a long time your fake government, privatized by powers behind the scene.

    ” But, how long before the populace (not just of the US) wakes up”… (KSW)
    Dear Americans, this word “BUT”, coming at this place after constructive consciousness thoughts, is a thorn, a doubt, a drawer full of untidy noise, a knife planted in our own back that mutilates our energy. This is one typical trap into which our Human natural “super powers” fall.
    This is one of the traps referred to by Ingo Swann as “noise” dirtying the signal (https://gizadeathstar.com/2021/02/the-spatial-web-and-the-birth-of-the-borg/#comment-108491)
    Doubt is the first reason when we fail in front of the ennemy.

    What others do has no right to weaken us.
    « How long » and « how much » are material questions relevant only in the prison of materialistic thinking.

    “the trick is for the U.S. to give up its hegemonic (corporate-led) ambitions, and for america to commit to a stable world order where countries and people are free to manage their own affairs in cooperation with their neighbors.”
    Thank you Terminal Tom.
    The trick is for the Americans to understand their sons have been tricked into murderous wars not because of the fake patriotism propaganda of a “great nation” superior to other nations, but because at this moment of the players’ game behind the scene, it was handy for the players to use the American youth as weapons to reorganize the world according to their plans.
    Hearing you say to your soldiers “thank you for your service” is not patriotism, it is heart-breaking tragedy.

    You have collectively experienced the kind of trauma of a woman who marries a man she loved and had four children with him, and one day after thirty years of marriage he leaves for another man. And she discovers all those years he lied to her, he actually never loved her and so she was actually nothing to him, and suddenly her world breaks down and instead of feeling angry and free, she feels shame for the huge treason she never saw because of her trust.
    It is he who was “Agreement incapable”, not her. Trust is not a shame. Neither is love.

  2. For a top rate understanding of A.I., go to CYRUS A. PARSA’S The A.I. Organization.com

    Cyrus has been banging the drum for quite awhile now about how A.I. is at the point of taking over Humanity!! Is that what we want??? To be melded with tech & lose our uniqueness as a piece of The Divine???

  3. I have never been clever enough to unpack Putin , and am discovering Rudolf Steiner – but are we now in an age of
    – unfreedom
    or have the ‘poles’ already shifted ?

    https://www.voanews.com/europe/rferl-accuses-kremlin-violating-treaty-through-foreign-agent-law

    Q:
    “The law subjects these organizations to bureaucratic scrutiny and spot checks and requires them to attach the “foreign agent” label to their publications. They also must report on their spending and funding.”

  4. Dr. Farrell – Right on target. Again it looks like Russia is the only sane adult on the geopolitical stage. And even if they’re not, their skill at making it look as though they are is remarkable. Since the advent of Putin, Russia has mastered the art of statecraft and soft power in a way no other major power has in recent times. It really is a very sad state of affairs when we Americans have to rely on Russia to call out our government’s hypocrisy because no significant voice in any of our own institutions is willing and able to do so.

  5. . . . “Observe the human rights of political opponents,” eh? Oh, yes, and save the presumptive chemical treachery titles for their own operatives. You know, like the recent disappearance attempt of one of their own political opponents that didn’t quite land as calculated.

    How interesting that the ole “Sovietszky” guard should suddenly care about internal affairs within the US and the busy work assigned to a three-letter agency. As if they’re looking for someone they might have lost contact or perhaps know something about through other channels. Quite possibly that later.

    That Matryoshka doll set might have had the wrong configuration after all or perhaps the opening up of the next set within went through several more layers they hadn’t planned others to see. Layers that had been timer set to draw attention at a later more convenient date.

    There are those who will not waste their precious resources and time chasing a long-lost dagger of deceit.

    “Not agreement capable,” would seem so. There are no deals to be made with fraud, corruption – pillaging-plundering, theft, rape, murder. It’s also a little late for make-nice-pick-out-furniture-talk and let’s wait until next time, too. До следующего раза

  6. Dear Geezers:

    Consider the hypothesis that Biden, Trump, Putin are equally stooges in the evil game.

    …….

    1. Must be that “free will” thingie that is constantly being the fly in the ointment, even counts for “your stooges”! I believe especially today it taught me it very well matters which government we “the people” live under and “free will” doesn’t come free you have to work hard for it. That seems hard to do for a individual but especially as and in group. For the moment I conclude that Russia is better at consolidating personal free will connections with group intentions. Western leaders do not seem to have any notion of the concept anymore, meaning you can program anybody as you see fit = societal slavery from top to bottom.

  7. Guess who won the civil war it wasn’t the Union in the end. Russia saves the USA twice in the nineteenth century first by refereeing the USA EXIT from the 1789-1815 European War that it had been sucked into in 1812 and second the 1861-65 Civil War as the only European State to support the Union in that war. What was Russia reward a stab in the back by the USA who behaves like an abused spouse or child cozying up to its abuser. And since the Russian Revolution till today joined the European lynch mob abuse of Russia. Biden is just the latest sycophant of Western Europe useful idiot front to do their bidding.

  8. I’m not surprised at the Russian response. C.B.S.(emphasis on the B.S.)networks 60 min. recently attacked both Russia and Trump supporters. I do like the China Joe analogy. It seems rather fitting considering the non human Draconian Chinese rules and regulations being implemented upon our nation’s school children.

  9. Robert Barricklow

    immediately preceding my reading of the blog;
    I was thinking of Iapetus, the YING yang Moon
    [actually, yingyang is one word].
    Was that symbol engineered like a Aztec eclipse?

    … to the post.
    SANDTIONS, RUSSIA & BIDENENKO
    So where is China,
    I know its coming. Because, this threw me.
    As I had picked up: FLASHBACK IN UKRAINE
    How the US Drive for Hegemony Risk WWIII
    an anthology edited by Stephen Lendman
    [gathering dust];
    wondering how they missed China, or did they?

    The arrest of “Western” color revolutionist Navalny is a no brainer.
    [even a post human Zombie… Oops! no brains]

    Look’s like China Joe is changing the Democratic Party
    into an image of the Chinese Communist Party
    [flattering his boss XI; will get him locking-up everywhere& everyone].
    The FBI is busy w/their new job of cleaning up after the NWO carnage.

    Absolutely loved the Russia’s Foreign Ministry’s; telling it like it is,
    and speaking truths to Swampington DC’$ NWO puppet$.

    Well I got that wrong!
    No Ukraine tie-in.
    My bad.

    The information war ratchets-up!

  10. Lacking time, I only write short points.
    Seen from France :
    Russia’s president and minister of foreign affair regularly inform us, citizens of Europe, of the real situation between our dictatorship and Russia. For years.
    They know they have a huge support from the citizens of the EU, particulartly French, Germans, Italians, Greeks.
    In case the headless “EU leaders” would be dragged into a military war against Russia, those intelligent Russians officials have ensured that we, the citizens of Europe, would support RUSSIA ((like during the second WW).

    https://www.europereloaded.com/atlantic-council-urges-biden-to-enforce-regime-change-in-belarus/

    Dear Americans, now you have your own “Brussels”, it’s called DC. It means now you will see sanctions raining on your different states like we have continuously sanctions raining on our european states from the very “head” of the EU, which is our worst ennemy.
    I feel the noisy “sanctions” against Russia are also a cover-up for the deadly domestic sanctions you are targeted with, so that you don’t see your worst domestic ennemy so clearly.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Danse.
      Loved your analogy of the EU sanctioning it’s member countries; as a foreshadowing [China Joe] our own Brussels/DC sanctioning the
      USSA’s states; like Texas & Florida, for acting like “real” Americans.
      The the CCP., er., I mean the Democratic Party, aka, the US Government, then becoming like the EU – the peoples’ worst enemy.

      Absolutely Loved It!

  11. It is truly laughable to hear talk of “sanctions” coming from an oligarchy that has outsourced, among many things, even computer chip production (mostly to you-know-where); see press reports of chip shortages, blamed on the Rona but that sounds just too pat (for MSM everything bad is blamed on China virus, climate change or Russia). Former imperial lackeys will, for a time, still make the right noises and, if they allow some oxygen to reach their brains through the face coverings, will probably drift towards a Realpolitik solution. As Germany has been doing despite Mad Madam Merkel.

  12. TOPOLOGICAL METAPHOR IN OLD ENGLISH 3

    LAGU/LAGUNE [ᛚ]
    Ocean is great body of water,
    as fluid mass of disorder,
    where roaring wave
    is wild behave,
    tamed by rooted order.

    LAGU is order in chaos = law in sea.
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ccsirsai003ocg3/featherless-chicken.jpg

    Old English LAGU means both sea and law. That is addressing both problem and solution, in the same word, (by intelligent design, presumably). Land is rooted, and sea is rootless.

    ING and HOD are grassland and woodland. Both are landways, and contrasted towards LAGU, the seaway. An ocean of people is primordial water of chaos, a troubled water. A mob.

    “Hello Earth, get out of the water!” – Kate Bush
    https://youtu.be/a2jIaTfOGE4

    1. Okay. I will try.
      Cosmic Soup has no order
      Intelligent Consciousness gives shape, dimension, form to the Soup
      This manifests in matter (stars, planets, humans, animals, plants, other units)
      whose interconnected interdependent interaction is governed by a Universal or Cosmological Law.

      The chaos or troubled water we are all presently swimming in (and have been for quite some time) has been caused by the intentional breakage of The Law.

      If this is accurate, all fine and dandy; but, what are your thoughts on the methods, actions, etc. to move the state of chaos back into compliance with The Law and therefore once again into a harmonious state of being? I have some ideas, not near fully formed I admit. Will you share yours?

      1. Actually I will rephrase.
        Law wasn’t broken it was warped toward chaos (via conscious intent in that direction – probably steered).
        If it can be ‘turned’ toward the ‘Corn God’ philosophy, then all can be well. This, it appears, requires a concentrated and sustained force of intent to such a degree that it can overcome the current trajectory. The energy and ‘mob’ enhancement of that energy is gaining in speed which is diminishing the aperture (or time opening) for a pull-out from the ‘nose-dive’.
        And no, I don’t think it will solve itself before enormous damage is done without intervention by humans and whoever else wants to help.

        Call me a nutter but that’s where my thoughts are spinning these days.

          1. I am not adept at speaking in rhymes and riddles Anakephalaiosis. I will make an attempt…

            To see the sea as it is, vast, unformed, yet teaming with energy

            Is to yearn to envelop its beauty, life, and whimsy

            Storms form a horizon brilliant with promise and threat

            An island, a cove, a sanctuary scent

            A meandering drift seeking place

            The gathering of spirits calling from space

            A halt in the wind of driving force

            Awaiting the twisting breeze of morse

            To answer to answer to answer

            Threes, fives, eights a twining voice to defeat the chancer

          2. Thought, given intent, is creation. Theoria, given Poiesis, is Praxis. That is viewer, doer and ideal doer. Only in Kairos can there be total and absolute perfection.

            Certain suffixes are common heritage, shared by English and Scandinavian tongues. NESS is used in English, and ELSE in Scandinavia. These are abstractions.

            Bringing the dots together, creates a POWERFUL allegorical landscape, an incantation inside the language. That is how Druidry CREATES languages.

            Tower of Babel is Paradise lost, when words fall apart, and the mirror is broken.

          3. I am replying to your later comment:
            “Thought, given intent, is creation. Theoria, given Poiesis, is Praxis. That is viewer, doer and ideal doer. Only in Kairos can there be total and absolute perfection.

            Certain suffixes are common heritage, shared by English and Scandinavian tongues. NESS is used in English, and ELSE in Scandinavia. These are abstractions.

            Bringing the dots together, creates a POWERFUL allegorical landscape, an incantation inside the language. That is how Druidry CREATES languages.

            Tower of Babel is Paradise lost, when words fall apart, and the mirror is broken.”
            _________________________________

            That which is envisioned, through the practice of ritual, by those with developed skills
            can be brought into reality during a favorable cosmological setting.

            Language can be spoken, written, or thought. Instead of suffixes, phonetics comes to mind –
            “Phonetics can be separated into three fields of study.

            –Articulatory phonetics is the study of how speech is made with the mouth, tongue and lungs.

            –Acoustic phonetics is the study of how speech sounds acoustically, such as speech frequency and harmonics.

            –Auditory phonetics is the study of how speech is perceived by the brain.”

            If language is not articulated phonetically, then abstractions occur (yes?).

            To restate…
            A natural sound made by the human physical structure is understandable across cultures.
            An earth or cosmological derived symbol of simple design is also understandable across cultures (as long as the reference is viewable from all regions).
            The meaning of a fundamental sound can be changed with pitch.
            The meaning of a fundamental symbol can be changed by additional context (more complex version of the fundamental symbol or viewed in conjunction with other symbols).
            Both sound and symbol can have enhanced meaning when tempo is present.

            A mirror image is something that gives a True Representation of the thought being communicated. The Tower of Babel, like a broken mirror, only offers ‘shards’ of a once cohesive natural language.

            far to the right (or far East) could be represented by – – – – – – – – > (8 dashes representing infinite distance and an arrow head for direction
            here or middle could be represented by

            If we take natural (analogically understood) sounds and symbols and formulate them through proper ritual, we can communicate them abroad.

            Yes? No?

    2. Some thoughts

      As we transition from Pisces to Aquarius, as I see it, we are moving out of the ocean of Pisces and entering a different kind of sea. Pisces, the fish, although joined are pulling in opposite directions. Higher man stands at the centre reconciling the opposites.

      I see the lords of chaos driving the masses in the direction of machine technology. Some of us are trying to understand and resist.

      Aquarius is the ocean of air. Communication instantly by technology through airwaves but Man is the real technology. Sand is the common surface between sea and land. The silicon chip from the Silicon Valley, which migrates with speed towards the human brain. Silicon Valley’s desire is for Aquarius to become a Silicon ocean.

      Law and truth are eternal, which I am trying to understand.

      The way out of the ocean of Pisces is on the backs of Neptune’s horses.

    3. Hey ANAKEPHALAIOSIS,

      The more i discover about the “topological metaphor” the more i am drawn into it’s deeper meanings. Although i have just began to scratch the surface of matter, i am hopefully even in my limited intellectual capacity overflowing with childlike enthusiasm.
      Thank you for your post in poetic prose and its linguistic breakdown.
      One more for thank you for Kate Bush, her ethereal chanting and her timeless “Hello Earth” . . .

  13. Putin/Russia – SWAMPINGTON/USA & Commie/china & on & on you fill in the blanks ? THEY are ALL on BOTH SIDES OF THE SAME COIN !!! ….umm humm just like the U.S. is 50/50 dummycocks & republipubes & EVERY ISSUE !!! IN THIS COUNTRY IS DIVIDED Humm ahhh ohhhhhhhh yeah yep yup split 50/50 …..& here’s ANOTHER drop of wake up on US ….WHO ISN’T TRY’n ta monetize ….you & me couldn’t JUST be as simple as THEY (whoever THEY are ? ) ….are just stealing everything that ISN’T bolted down … say whatever you want ’bout Miles Mathis ? KINDA funny how the SAME FAMILIES time after time after time after time run THRU same shi$t 💩 HUH ….funny ….😯 it’s just ALL actors on the ….you pick the stage 😷. Lol oops was that an rant ? 😀😁😂😯

  14. … would someone please refresh my memory as to Mr. Putin’s net worth? … Just sayin’ … possibly the pot calling the kettle calling the pot calling the kettle chartreuse? (please feel free to choose and insert the color of your own choice). Remember circular (and convoluted) reasoning works because circular reasoning works because circular reasoning works …

    1. I hear what you are saying. But, when the kettle tells the pot he knows the game well, and the pot argues that he is still more important, his manifest destiny is to rule the world and his legacy is assured as favorable by his masters, something has to give. All the while, the stove’s controllers are increasing the temperature. After a bit, the kettle (Putin) will sing whereas the pot (Biden) just boils. I hear the kettle, but only see the pot doing what it does–boil.

    2. Anchorless recursive functions in territories unfamiliar to AI make it eep oop burp blop nop nop nop nop nop nop…

      Bun only until it quirks around it.

  15. Given that Bidenenko is more concerned about international opinion based on his latest COVID-19 relief bill, and given that Bidenenko has given a wink and a nod to fascist international corporations for federal cooperation in their fascist ambitions, and given that Russia understands how the game of totalitarianism is played (because as a nation it has dealt with some for of it for over a thousand years), and given that Putin’s administration actually understands philosophy, rhetoric, agreements and social contracts in more than a cursory depth, those words “agreement incapable” leaped from the page even before Dr. Farrell’s discourse chose to pen them in his final comment. Biden’s administration is looking more and more like Professor Delores Umbridge’s tenure as the Grand Inquisitor in the Harry Potter book, “The Order of the Phoenix.” One of several few things I liked about J. K. Rowling’s work was her choices of names for the characters in her books. In the final analysis, Biden will become an umbridge by the majority of the American citizens as more and more people begin to ignore his pen and fetishes. (Yes, that means Executive Orders. How else can one possibly characterize them? In what he is doing they have the semblance of law but cannot be prosecuted as such.) At the end of the day, this POTUS will ride into ignominy in the sunset of history astride the mascot of Democracy in quixotic fashion–if we all survive it. These progressive goals will not work–and Russia knows this. It has taken them nearly 30 years to recover from them to this point–which is remarkable when you think of it. At this rate Russia will reach the status of a breakaway civilization at nearly warp speed whereas the West will aspire to the technical achievements of the stone-age if they are not very careful. The U.S. is hopelessly insane–and requires treatment in the mental institution for the truly daft and damaged.

    1. One body or corpse?

      corporate (adj.)
      early 15c., “united in one body, constituted as a legal corporation,” as a number of individuals empowered to do business as an individual, in early use often of municipalities, from Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare “make or fashion into a body, furnish with a body,” also “to make into a corpse, kill,” from corpus (genitive corporis) “body” (from PIE root *kwrep- “body, form, appearance”). The past participle, corporatus, also was used as a noun meaning “member of a corporation.”

      1. Oligarchy needs a spark of fire, to animate corpus. In bereft of fire tools, they seek to steal fire, from the firestarter.

        Since golem is clay, it hardens by fire, and turns to mud by water pistol. Clever dogs sprinkle street corners.

        Seedlings thrive in wet humus, the swamp. Their seeds are tiny bombshells, exploding upwards and downwards.

        A tree is an organized structure of integrity.

    2. “The U.S. is hopelessly insane–and requires treatment in the mental institution for the truly daft and damaged.” I can’t imagine how it could be said any better than that. (Well, I don’t know about hopeless, but it sure is daft, damaged, and insane!)

  16. BRAVO
    the billionaires, acting in concert with the Biden administration, will NOT always have it “their way.”
    Nor should they.
    I have felt for a long time that the interaction between the US, europe and the BRICS will meet in a common middle way.. eventually.
    the trick is for the U.S. to give up its hegemonic (corporate-led) ambitions, and for america to commit to a stable world order where countries and people are free to manage their own affairs in cooperation with their neighbors.

    1. That would be really NICE. I’m more jaded. The American Government is a shell and will probably continue its ineffectual pretense of being a caring and capable leadership until that no longer works. That will continue until the people begin to understand that we are run by NGOs that have been slowly and steadily recreating a kinder, gentler Nazi World Order – just with better appliances, or at least smarter ones. Watching clips of Biden and KH is like a watching dystopian Sesame Street and wondering who has their hand up their backsides, moving their mouths to the approved script. I want to be optimistic, I truly do and can even manage it sometimes. But, how long before the populace (not just of the US) wakes up and takes their local and state governments to task? And, I’m just as guilty because I’ve never been very political and I don’t know where to start and who to trust.

      The scary part is that there has been such an intense makeover of the political and social vocabulary sold to local governments (a la NGOs) that I’m not certain anyone really knows what their high sounding words and phrases actually means in real terms. I don’t think many do because the terms are so innocuous sounding and they came along with intense marketing campaigns and lots of money. We are living in an authentic Tower of Babel point of history where all of the “good guys” are bickering over inane and manipulated ideologies.

      A major portion of the alternative media is still deer in the headlights and hoping Trump will come to their rescue. This fantasy is beginning to fade, a bit, but there is very little real dialogue and analysis beyond the crisis we’re being fed as a distraction mechanism. I’d love to go back to being able to sit in a coffee house for several hours talking with friends, or writing nonsense in my journal, and not have a brainwashed masked waitress hover with hand sanitizer – and that is not a lot to ask, but that is going to take a lot of action by a lot of people.

        1. Robert Barricklow

          Oops!
          Nazi World Order!
          Nothing new about it.
          Except, maybe a new uniform & the arm band is now masked.

          1. Yes, they wear suits unless they are out doing community service and passing out t-shirts with their corporate logos and agendas proudly displayed. You know, I knew it was weird that so many Nazi members came to the US after WWI, but it was Joseph’s book The Third Way that really explained it to me … a bit like cockroaches scattering everywhere … if you haven’t read it yet.

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