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White Helmets illusion and the guilty

Yesterday's Daily Pickings focused on the duplicitous and mendacious mainstream media and referred to UK Column as a source of honest reporting.

Yesterday's UK Column broadcast was devoted to Vanessa Beeley's take-down of the White Helmets narrative and the web of media organisations, government departments and NGOs perpetuating the illusion.

UK Column News - 2nd February 2018 (37 minute video)
Mike Robinson and Vanessa Beeley with today's UK Column News, looking at who is behind the latest White Helmets documentary: Channel 4, the BBC and the Guardian.

Other parties to the White Helmets conspiracy mentioned are: the Bertha Foundation, Doc Society, Netflix, Sundance Film Festival, Henry Ford Foundation, George Soros's Open Society Foundation, Grasshopper Films, the Clinton Foundation, the UN, the Threshold Foundation and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

It is obvious to anyone who's been taking notice that the White Helmets are the public relations arm of ISIS, Daesh etc. and that the latter is the guerrilla, terrorist wing of NATO, formed, armed and supported by Israel, US, UK, Saudi Arabia etc. This is media promotion of perpetual war being funded by taxpayers and "charities".

In the final analysis, we are complicit if we don't call out the lies and deception.

Does "news" make sense?

If you watch the BBC or read mainstream press, take note of what is reported and then revisit what you noted sometime later when absorbing the news; you'll soon notice the inconsistencies and contradictions. The lies persist because MSM and the establishment rely on our collective amnesia born of the deceptions and distractions spewed out on a daily basis.

Yesterday's Daily Pickings was a summary of Critical Thinking's analysis to date. If you watch/read the news with that analysis in mind, you'll spot the inconsistencies and contradictions almost immediately, Fake news is the common fare because the establishment has much to hide and it accumulates daily. The desperation, to cover up corruption, crime and paedophilia within the institutions of power, is palpable.

Try watching UK Column daily and you'll soon get a sense of the depths of duplicity and mendacity. You may not always agree with their interpretations of events and issues but you can rely on UK Column for honest reporting, absent in the mainstream.

UK Column News Archive

Daily Pickings often refers to alternative sources of news and analysis and there are plenty out there but always be sceptical and learn which sources are most reliable on which issues. Diversity is key: diversity of voices, diversity of sources and diversity of information. By following this practice, we begin to make sense of the world.

Critical Thinking's analysis explained

The latest iteration of Critical Thinking's analysis was published in October 2017 and we were invited to present our analysis and the concept of CoCreative Learning to IMCD last Saturday.

CRITICAL THINKING'S ANALYSIS SHARED WITH IMCD ON 27TH JANUARY 2018 (1hour 7 minute video)

These are references from the presentation and Q&A:

Margrit Kennedy: Interest and Inflation Free Money http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~roehrigw/kennedy/english/

Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/1531-are-environmentalists-serious

Blind men and the elephant http://www.constitution.org/col/blind_men.htm
https://youtu.be/Y25qTTzWD08

Self organised learning (SOLE) http://www.ncl.ac.uk/solecentral/

Sugata Mitra's TED talk https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud

Debian free, open source software https://www.debian.org/intro/about

Wengrove and Graeber on hierarchy https://vimeo.com/145285143

Debt, the first 5000 years http://www.radicalbooksellers.co.uk/?p=206

The Corbett Report https://www.corbettreport.com

Richard Grove: https://tragedyandhope.com

Miraculous Abundance http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/1984-miraculous-abundance

Andrew Gavin Marshall on US universities http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/1840-managing-the-public-mind

Rothschilds http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/1727-is-rothschild-the-richest-and-most-powerful-family-on-the-planet

Zurich study on TransNational Corporation ownership http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/719-stateless-power

Banking/intelligence nexus http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/1936-rothschilds-mimac-and-9-11

Origins of the FED https://youtu.be/lu_VqX6J93k

Mark Passio on Astrotheology http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/2481-mind-control-and-astrotheology

Descent from spirit into matter http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/2473-descent-from-spirit-into-matter

The century of the self https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-century-of-the-self/

Psychology and freedom http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/1636-psychology-and-freedom

Common Purpose on UK Column http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/2485-creative-destruction

The Guernsey Pound https://www.michaeljournal.org/articles/monetary-reform/item/guernsey-s-monetary-experiment?/guernsey.htm

Yannis Varoufakis http://www.freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/2110-greek-tragedy

Latent war within temporary peace

Bernadette Devlin was reviled by the British establishment and Unionists in Northern Ireland but admired within the minority Catholic community. This interview with Mark McGowan reveals why she is a polarising figure; she speaks truth to power. She explains how the two sides in the Irish conflict were told differing narratives based on irreconcilable promises. That is no recipe for enduring peace in Northern Ireland or anywhere else.

Bernadette has spoken truth to power from the beginning of her emergence into the public sphere.

Divide and control is the modus operandi of Structural Elite working through empire (formerly the British empire and latterly the US). As long as we accept the weasel words of empire, there will never be an enduring peace, be it in Northern Ireland, the Middle East and beyond.

Hierarchy is the source of war, not people; the State is terror.