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Scene setting

In recent months, it looked as though global conflagration could start over North Korea; meanwhile, NATO continued its antics on Russia's borders, raising the prospect of direct confrontation within Europe. Now we're witnessing a dangerous dance which started in Saudi Arabia, possibly directed by Israel but, in any event, uniting Israel and Saudi Arabia in ramping up the possibility of war with Hezbollah, the ultimate target being Iran. Having failed in Syria to break the Shia axis, another front opens.

Israel, Saudi Arabia Setting Preconditions for War with Hezbollah by THE SAKER
To understand the context for these developments we first need to quickly summarize what has taken place in Syria and the rest of the Middle-East in the past few years.
The initial AngloZionist plan was to overthrow Assad and replace him with the Takfiri crazies (Daesh, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS – call them whatever you want). Doing this would achieve the following goals:...[continues]

Western perceptions of Hezbollah arise from media references to it being a "terrorist group". Hezbollah's successful repulsion of Israeli aggression into southern Lebanon in 2006 (sending the IDF home with its "tail between its legs") went largely unnoticed in the west. Hezbollah is not an adversary to be underestimated either militarily or politically.

SouthFront Documentary about Hezbollah (MUST SEE!) by the Saker
Check out this superb documentary about Hezbollah made by our friend of SouthFront.  It is superb.

The combined might of the US/NATO/Israel and Saudi Arabia has failed in Syria. Israel and Saudi Arabia combined are no match for Hezbollah and so the best they can hope for is to inveigle the US/NATO into their war. During the 1967 "war", or Israeli land grab, Israel used unmarked planes to attack the USS LIberty while trying to blame Egypt for the attack. 

Remember the Liberty by Kashif Ahmed
American Navy personnel managed to fend off the 3 hour onslaught, which left 34 dead and 174 wounded. Israel’s plan failed, but the cover up continues to this day.

Americans are largely ignorant of USS Liberty and of all the other false flags used to justify war and the advance of the police state.

To "see" what's going on, we need co-create a shared understanding from multiple perspectives. If we rely on what's put in front of us, we'll be led to war like sheep to slaughter.

Static thinking in a dynamic environment

One of the reasons we, human beings, are conflated, distracted, confused and divided is because we've been trained to think of the world in terms of abstraction and permanence. Our knowledge is "fixed". Go to school, followed by university, get the pieces of paper and maybe some letters after your name and you are deemed "educated" and qualified to adjudicate on matters of the world. In reality, those who claim to "know", know nothing but are bound by cherished beliefs but those who know they don't know are on a journey of discovery which leads to a better understanding of the world and our place within it.

The world is fluid, dynamic and evolving; our thinking needs to evolve and adapt accordingly.

The False Democracy is based on False Science by Ola Alexander Frisk
The current Western total confusion is caused by that the People are fooled to Accept and Obey by usually hidden Static rules that is based on religious rules – and is called for example Reason, Philosophy or Science – that cannot cope with an increasingly Dynamic World. The effect of the total confusion is experienced in all Dimensions from personal Angst to, for example, that it is possible in the political Dimension to promote that the only solution is to strengthen the Static ideals to get rid of the hopelessness.

Our mode of thinking is limiting and, as we push scientific boundaries of understanding, its deficiencies become all too apparent. The foundations of our fixed laws of gravity and matter are shaking and dissolving as our learning evolves, particularly in the field of quantum physics.

Taking Heisenberg’s Potentia Seriously by R.E.Kastner, Stuart Kauffman, Michael Epperson
It is argued that quantum theory is best understood as requiring an ontological duality of res extensa and res potentia, where the latter is understood per Heisenberg’s original proposal, and the former is roughly equivalent to Descartes’ ‘extended substance.’ However, this is not a dualism of mutually exclusive substances in the classical Cartesian sense, and therefore does not inherit the infamous ‘mind-body’ problem. Rather, res potentia and res extensa are proposed as mutually implicative ontological extants that serve to explain the key conceptual challenges of quantum theory; in particular, nonlocality, entanglement, null measurements, and wave function collapse. It is shown that a natural account of these quantum perplexities emerges, along with a need to reassess our usual ontological commitments involving the nature of space and time.

CoCreative Learning is dynamic, fluid and evolving and will lead us to a shared understanding of reality - from there we can start to live properly by moving from our static mindset which sets us against each other. Don't dismiss the "other"; we all have much to learn from them.

Human irony

On the one hand, the internet has created the conditions for us to co-create a shared understanding of our condition which will reveal the way forward. However, the freewheeling, creative days of the internet are rapidly coming to an end; proprietary technology and monopoly control of content, combined with the internet of things and artificial intelligence, are taking us to a place of mind harvesting and control by machines.

Daily Pickings often refers to our race for survival: as awareness of our condition expands, opportunities to share information are being limited through censorship. That is the first irony, that the means of our liberation is the primary threat to our freedom and survival.

The second irony is on the direction this is taking. Elon Musk talks of fusing human and artificial intelligence in order to "compete" with artificial intelligence which can think and solve problems much faster than people; interfacing mind and machine is a huge step into areas of which we understand little. We may already, as a species, have natural capabilities to communicate by thought - skills long since lost and knowledge buried. Some are seeking to push the boundaries of progress in artificial intelligence and mind control, without exploring existing human capacities and capabilities in this direction - not least because esoteric knowledge is dismissed by academia and convention.

Synchronicity: The Universe’s Software Programs by Anthony Tyler
Despite the recognition that Carl Jung has received throughout the last century or so, the importance of his work still cannot be stressed enough. The real beauty of Jung’s work was his ability to conceptualize a variety of esoteric, even shamanistic concepts through scientific, empirical observation. While some might still beg to differ, Jung’s concepts such as the Collective Human Unconscious, human cognitive archetypes, and perhaps his most complex and mysterious observation, Synchronicity, are all quite scientifically validated today. Considered to be an a-causal connection of two or more psycho-social phenomena, modern interpretations of this could be seen as the person who checks their phone for a call, only to receive the call immediately upon checking, a Déjà vu including but not limited to information from dreams occurring in waking life, or a seemingly random string of events leading the subject to a specific goal that could not have been achieved had their original plans gone accordingly — and of course any number of other events.

The internet is the tool of our potential liberation but it may also be the means of total control of humanity. Ultimately, the machines may become the Structural Elite, displacing those who push humanity past the point of no return.

There is an urgent need to co-create a shared understanding of where we are; that understanding will help us co-create a human future rather than one dominated by machines and artificial intelligence.

Dangerous people

The establishment, and particularly Jews, are terrified of David Icke and attempt to besmirch his name as a purveyor of racism and hatred; the reality is that David, like many of us, is seeking answers to questions. Those questions threaten the system of control by which we are farmed; that is why David Icke is attacked and vilified.

David started on his journey of discovery long ago as have others - they've done much of the ground work which created the conditions for us to learn about what's really going on.

Down the rabbit hole
Kim Ekman has just released volume one of her book, So What Can I Do?, in which she interviews eight researchers who pioneered much of the ground covered by Critical Thinking over the last four years. A few of the responses to her questions may surprise or shock but most corroborate our conclusions. If you're prepared to take the red pill of truth, her book is well worth exploring; her respondents are fearless in their honesty.

The machinery, to close down dissent and opposition to Jewish power, is pervasive and highly sophisticated although in action, it amounts to bullying on a massive scale, cowering decent people into silence while infiltrating our institutions. They have refined and documented their bullying and infiltration techniques.

The Israel Advocacy Handbook
Justice for Jews and Israel: Making the case for Israel
An Introduction to Israel Advocacy, Activism and Information

Expose their lies. Don't cower, don't self-censor. Speak out without fear or favour. Be a danger to the banksters and their new world order.