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- Published on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:23
Today, 00atmen explores the knotty issue of US state versus federal power and how conflated the left became on election day, having to commit an abrupt about-turn on the issue when Trump won.
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Over the course of approximately six hours, the Left in the United States made a spectacular, 180 degree turn on federalism and states’ rights without even recognizing it. Although this lack of self-awareness shouldn’t be particularly surprising coming from the modern Left, which seems to have missed the irony when it goes about shutting down debates on free speech.
The right is no less conflated on this issue. If you join an ideological tribe, you will inevitably be twisted, turned and contorted as unfolding narratives become evermore contradictory and nonsensical. The competing arguments in the run up to the Brexit vote were similarly confusing and conflated. The core issue is centralised power verses self-determination. Tyranny versus anarchy (in its true sense, meaning no ruler).
It is time to bin ideologies and learn how the world really works and who controls the levers of power. It is they who sow seeds of confusion and conflict - to keep the domesticated cattle, us, divided.
The closer we get to truth, the more likely we are to agree. And the only way to get to truth is to shed ideology - it blinds us. A better world is possible but we need to abandon trust in ideology and corrupt authority to reach it.
- Published on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 08:40
"The measure of a man is what he does with power"
David Rockefeller passes into history but nothing will change without system change. The current global political economy has evolved to benefit the Rockefellers (and the Structural Elite led by Rothschilds).
These are dynasties which rule the world - Nelson Aldrich, David's grandfather, was instrumental in the creation of the Federal Reserve and the consequent subjugation of the US.
The characters may change but the catastrophe caravan rolls on... unless?
- Published on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:15
When we awaken from the long sleep of inculcated beliefs and indoctrination, we become sceptical of everything, and rightly so, but how do we know who or what to trust? First we need to know who not to trust, ie. who is not what they seem or who is serving a sinister purpose?
Dual Citizenship -- Loyal to Whom? by Dan Eden
Since citizenship carries with it a responsibility to be exclusively loyal to one country, the whole concept of dual citizenship and nationality raises questions about which of the dual citizenships have priority. This is extremely important when the two countries have opposing interests. It can be a deadly problem when a dual citizen is in a high position within our American government.
Can one imagine a Japanese citizen serving in the Pentagon during WWII? Or how about a citizen of the Soviet Union holding a cabinet position in the White House during the Cold War?
The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo production saw the elevated cattle pronounce "Je suis Juif". Many in "authority" or positions of influence in the UK, Europe and the US claim allegiance to Israel; even some purporting to be English nationalists.
We have to trust our judgement based on information available; by comparing and contrasting information, we become familiar with which sources are most reliable on which issues. What has transformed our ability to do the necessary research and communicate among ourselves? The internet which is shifting human consciousness but it's under growing threat.
The internet is the final front in the war for humanity.
- Published on Sunday, 26 March 2017 13:12
Nooo! Surely not!. Can it be that we're reverting to the dark ages of suppression and book-burning, when speaking truth and asking questions has fatal consequences? Throughout history, the inquisitive and eccentric (ie. the unbrainwashed) have been persecuted and often eradicated. The Bolshevik revolution led to the massacre of millions but those targeted specifically for removal were the academics and thinkers who may have been able see through the deceptive illusion of the power of the proletariat to recognise yet another totalitarian regime hungry for gold and power.
Well yes, we've arrived in another dark age where curiosity and inquiry are now treated as criminal behaviours (extremism) and "authority" determines what we can read.
Amazon’s holocaust of holocaust books: MSM in denial by Kevin Barrett
The mainstream media (MSM) are refusing to report Amazon.com’s recent burning, shredding, and suppressing of at least 147 scientific and historical books. Most, though not all, of the suppressed titles involve what is loosely termed “holocaust revisionism.”
There is only one version of history allowed, the official one - written by the victors of two world wars. We should know well enough by now that to be in power is to lie; the greater the power, the greater the lies.
This suppression of information and debate is against the background of two fabricated hoaxes: radical Islamic terror and rising anti-Semitism, both of which are fabricated by the "authorities" behind the book burning, ultimately the Structural Elite.
“Radical Islamic terror” and “rising anti-Semitism”: A tale of two hoaxes by Kevin Barrett
The “radical Islamic terror threat to the West” is a myth — a hoax — a tale told by a gaggle of idiots on Fox News, Breitbart and Infowars, signifying nothing.
The “rising wave of anti-Semitism” is another hoax, fabricated by the same people, for the same purposes of self-aggrandizement.
Many have been killed or jailed in the search for truth. But in the face of crushing oppression, more people are speaking out against the tyranny that dare not speak its name... but everybody knows. No wonder the perpetrators of these crimes are becoming increasingly desperate - truth cannot be suppressed indefinitely.
Michele Renouf talks to Andrew Carrington Hitchock (1 hour 2 minute podcast)
"Lady Michèle Renouf is an international advertising actress, neither an historian nor a political party activist. So how did someone from this background become interested in the campaign to defend real history?" http://jailingopinions.com/