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1) As U.S. bureaucrats are forced to tighten control of the economy, more and more incidents like this will occur.
Competitor countries know that saber rattling will force the U.S. to tighten local control further, and the cycle will continue until there are no more forests to set on fire and no more trains to derail, or until bureaucrats are disinstalled and common sense is restored.
Notice that there is no mention of sabotage, despite the derailment occurring in an area known for independent sentiment.
The next step will be for bureaucrats to pretend they are discouraging copycats, by fabricating a technical cause.
Two days later a train derailment in Canada, which is not reported in any media except one local site which was researching a signal outage?
2) In the United States, bureaucrats quietly execute people, often for crimes they did not commit, under guise of discouraging crime
The Taliban quickly execute the guilty and do not hide their acts.
"State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a briefing Friday the U.S. would “stand firm with the international community to hold perpetrators of these — of any such abuses — accountable." "
Which abuses is he referring to?
In the United States, experts estimate that, overall, about 3% of people incarcerated are factually not guilty of the crime they are in prison for.
When you look at more serious crimes, like murder, the percentage increases substantially.
Executing people, rather than figuring out their actions, is a signature of a primitive society.
But deliberately ignoring wrongful convictions is something that would offend the Taliban. In the U.S. it is 'business as usual'.
3) There is a common theme in reporting the history of conflicts with indigenous people
The general pattern is to first say 'We, the colonizers, are civilized, and we regret killing them", then "But look what they did first".
It's the same general pattern, whether U.S. soldiers in the 1860s killing Natives or Germans in the 1930s killing Poles, or Brazilian police today killing Amazon Indians.
The United States, Germany, Brazil, would never tolerate foreigners encroaching the way they do, but as long as the plunder is shared the population goes with the story.
4) An interesting trend supposedly developing, sovereign gangs
'Sovereign citizen' type philosophy has been around a while. Most adults consider themselves 'sovereign' to some extent, and the game is to balance compromise/survival with sovereign or personal beliefs.
A group of people though, claiming that they have group sovereignty, within another 'sovereign claiming entity' seems odd at first.
A 'sovereign' anything has to be singular in order to be sovereign. Assembling a hundred people and saying 'we are a sovereign country' works if you have land, but then the individuals cannot claim to be sovereign, their group is. But no land, no sovereignty is the general rule for groups.
But it is just an extension of broader society.
The United States calls itself 'a sovereign country', and gives itself rights in the form of powers for its employees, its bureaucrats, and perks for non employees. At the top theoretical level there is chatter about freedoms and similar things, but it boils down to money in every direction. More money gets you more freedom, but money is also distributed in such a way that those who don't have full liberties are too comfortable to complain.
This financial contract works as long as the United States can extract wealth from other countries and deliver the goods to its 'citizens'. For the past 100 years the U.S. has used less militarized countries as its supply chain, having vast numbers of workers around the world basically working for the U.S. economy at a dollar a day.
One more of the many, many developing issues which will only be solved when power is decentralized and cohesive groups have hard borders and adequate weapons.
5) FDA corruption in the marketing of drugs has always been rampant, but now it is coinciding with another trend
Aduhelm, an 'Alzheimers drug', looks like it will funnel a lot of money to Biogen, and the cash has been laundered thoroughly by the FDA.
Meanwhile, there seem to be a lot of more effective options which will not be offered to patients.
Looking down that list, in fact looking down any list at Pubmed, the number of promising treatments derived from TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been increasing.
There are thousands of traditional medical systems which have been eliminated around the world. The only ones that still stand a chance are those with money and guns, in other words only TCM, which will absorb and hijack future traditional credibility the way the west has been doing it for generations.
Western medicine rode to power on the heels of western guns, and unfortunately its retreat is a lot more disheveled.
"Experts and analysts say the demand from the White House is seen in a larger context as a means to quantify the global supply chain for semiconductors, and allow the U.S. to regain its lead in the sector, which it has lost to major players in Asia, such as Korea and Taiwan over the past decades."
"43.8 percent ― a big jump from the previous year's 35.3 percent ― said they believe China "does not respect Korea.""
7) A core element of the industrial worldview is that nature competes with humans, and humans have the tools to win
The competing worldview, present in all consolidated pre industrial, or non industrial cultures is that nature has an intelligence which animals follow including people.
Viewing it as a 'military competition' clarifies the real situation. Fungus has a pretty solid hold on an important niche, and it's unlikely people will hijack it anytime soon.
8) The U.S. is such a conquered place, so surrendered, that it is the military which is leading in mobile nuclear reactors
9) Buh Bye Now
If you don't see an ivory billed woodpecker, it isn't because you are blind.
10) Early in U.S. Soviet relations the U.S. realized that the Soviet Union, which was trying to imitate the United States, was easy to control
All the U.S. had to do was anonymously sow mistrust of key officials, and disarray would ensue.
China is on a similar anti corruption tear at the moment, and their government, like the Soviets, has no psychologists employed.
Their 'corruption crimes enforcement' has been becoming more sophisticated.
But it's still waiting for a great leap forward, which Evergrande probably won't provide.
There are two main possibilities in the saving of Evergrande, and both ultimately end well for corruption fighters. 1) Either executives at Evergrande and state owned Shenyang Shengjing Finance Investment Group who knew each other privately conspired to put EverGrande in a 'too big to fail' position by making the state a loser if it fails, or corrupt elements in the central government did the same.
As the Chinese web of corporate corruption grows bigger and bigger, almost rivalling the west, it will eventually adopt the U.S. corruption motto 'If you can't beat them, join them'.
11) Seaspiracy is a documentary that will probably get a page eventually
Not because there are an unusual number of scenes where the film maker walks out of a building and there is a white van near the exit, but because the subject of the film overlaps the indigenous issue and others.
Oceans are not regulatable for long, they are not a static conquered territory, and most people recognize that on the ocean the only defense is actual defense, not regulation.
There are two ways to solve any problem 1) just solving it, or 2) forming or getting a group to solve it.
The latter never actually solves problems, it substitutes them, adapts the aesthetics of the visible face of the problem so it is tolerated for a while longer, and compromises with other group interests in a way that strengthens another group whose leaders are skilled at using this dynamic to gain power.
The first way which actually works, applied to the issue of lawless fishing and terror, involves piracy and is illegal to discuss on websites.
Notice that if you Google 'Sea Shepherd' the Google autocomplete 'more topics' section starts with 'Why is Sea Shepherd bad', and links, predictably, to an Australian propaganda piece https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-07/bergin-sea-shepherd-should-be-banned-from-our-ports/5243302
Sea Shepherd does not accomplish much by sinking an occasional boat, but it does accomplish more than anybody else so far.
Should the problem of corporate sea piracy be addressed?
When countries start mining oceans for rare earths and other heavy materials that are much more abundant on the sea floor, people will learn the extent of corruption in the corporate world.
12) As the United States slowly becomes the Soviet Union, some interesting trends continue
'It's not a crime because they are improperly papered', similar to 'stop resisting'
'It is a crime, but there isn't any evidence'
It's fascinating how there is almost no public discussion about how the U.S. legal system trains its frontmen to extract false confessions and get people to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit.
Notice, no comments section on one of the few websites which at least asks a question, though without answering.
The answer in that case is simply that the employees of the U.S. legal system specialize in coercing guilty pleas.
You can be walking your dog down the street and by the end of the day you have the option to either face decades in jail or plead guilty to something you don't know anything about. Esar Met is unusual in that he was subjected to a lot of pressure to plead guilty, but did not. The vast majority of 'factually not guilty' people who are arrested in the U.S. opt to plead guilty because they know that prosecutors can convict anybody regardless of evidence.
13) Very strange that the U.S. Drug agency denies that CBD has medicinal value.
Shortly after the FDA approves a lucrative Alzheimers drug which has been shown not to have any benefit, but will generate billions of dollars for Biogen?
CBD has a very distinct effect, much more noticeable than many expensive pharmaceutical drugs. But CBD, despite being an herbal extract from marijuana, is very expensive.
It could be produced for pennies a gallon, but a small bottle of very concentrated CBD costs well over a hundred dollars, probably due to regulators.
Marijuana as a recreational drug has always been widely available across the United States. It's bizarre that useful concentrations of CBD are expensive.
The new Alzheimers drug, which does not even have the benefit of a placebo due to the organic nature of the illness it does not treat, costs $56,000 a year. Enough to buy a few hundred small bottles of the strongest CBD mix which actually does have a strong medicinal value.
14) Very strange justice
A juvenile who worked as a typist 75 years ago at a concentration camp is prosecuted.
But thousands of high level officials, and the Allied Bureaucrats who protected them and gave them high paying jobs and new identities?
It's easier to prosecute a 96 year old woman who does not have connections.
15) Murders similar to Sarah Everard are much more common than most people suspect
When a person is abducted that way, there is no point at which they can legally defend themself without worrying about extreme consequences.
At first, when he said she was under arrest, she had no way to protest or defend herself without taking an extreme risk.
When he said he was going to handcuff her, she probably squinted and said 'For not having Covid papers'?
When he started to drive into an area where no police station was, she still could not defend herself without risking severe legal consequences.
At the last moment, as he was killing her, she still would have some awareness that defending herself could be a bad choice, because he was a cop.
The vast majority of cops who commit that kind of murder do not get caught.
Europe may be a bit ahead of the U.S. in investigating/researching that.
The type of person who commits violent sex offenses is the type of person who uses 'service' as a pretext to gain control of vulnerable people. It's a common human tendency, but it bubbles to the surface in law enforcement jobs.
Notice that the French police officer in that case raped and murdered an 11 year old, a target not selected for any real sexual motive, but simply for the vulnerability.
There is ridiculous irony in this article.
The British have a much lower rate of police officers doing that sort of thing, compared to the U.S., but the British are far more likely to take steps to reduce it than the U.S., because in the U.S., a police officer committing a rape/murder is sort of 'doing his job' by colonial reckoning. Any such efforts in the U.S. would be quashed under one or another pretext with the real motive being simply that the intimidation serves the police.
16) Those Pesky Natives
It kind of looks like Canada is playing a part in trying to turn Latin America into the new Lebanon
"Mexico has the additional problem that its lithium mine is located in a region controlled by criminal cartels that the government has not been able to control."
17) 'Monsters Inside, The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan' is a good documentary for the Weltanschauungskrieg section
Billy Milligan was a 'multiple personality' who raped several women.
The documentary provides a lot of information useful in showing what multiple personality disorder is and how it relates to worldview.
There are also a lot of plain mistakes made by 'experts' throughout the film that show the type of damage 'experts' do.
One of the harmful, but interesting, things done was to hypnotize him. A multiple personality, or any person who dissociates, but especially a multiple personality, is exactly the same as anybody else except in the degree that their awareness is not singular, so hypnotizing a person with that condition is like treating a burn victim with fire. It pushes the illness to the point of death.
Another interesting thing was that the author of 'Flowers for Algernon' wrote a book about Billy Milligan with the cooperation of him and the others around. A major theme in Flowers for Algernon was the unsustainable 'use' of an individual, in that case a mouse, to satisfy the odd whims of those who had the ability to interfere. In other words Flowers for Algernon was a sort of warning, along the lines of Orwell, which most people ignore.
Billy Milligan's case lays bare some extreme flaws in the worldview of those involved in pretending to help him, as with Algernon.
One more facet is that because Milligan's awareness or 'perspective' is in relation to others, in other words his 'personalities' are constructed as a reaction to his experiences, with no opportunity to consolidate or heal, he is on a sort of seesaw with the rest of the world. To the extent he is able to heal, his 'illness' becomes fakery, and those who perceive the fakery are forced to have a similarly fractured personality, but to the extent he remains fractured his 'helpers' are able to build further their own fantasy worlds, so the last step in such cases always involves force, as the 'helpers' have no way to keep themselves involved without harming their own worldview and they invariably develop a false therapeutic model which involves the necessity for violence, force, coercion etc in order to maintain their superior relative status.
A sort of funny, or ironic, aspect of the case is that even after he has been examined thoroughly, the 'experts' still don't realize that they are creating the 'personalities', and they go on to create an additional dozen or so before they 'hocus pocus' 'fuze' them into a singular fabrication.
At some point he is sent to another hospital where the doctor who is treating him 'doesn't believe there is such a thing as multiple personality disorder'. So now you have a collection of opportunistic experts working within a framework of fabricated diseases, but one smart doctor who may understand the game realizes that his gang, the people within his opportunistic worldview, will profit most by denying that mpd exists, as long as they can maintain control. The doctor has a backup plan, which is supported by an overlapping gang, involving other diagnoses, also fictional. He is sort of at the pinnacle of authority in the fantasy world of 'experts', he can go out on a limb and be 'more expert', and if he fails his only concern is being demoted to 'still an expert'.
In order to actually be constructive in a 'worldview' case like that, a person has to deconstruct false elements as they arise, and this invariably involves deconstructing the worldview that created the disease. So a person who saw that situation and decided to be actually helpful, as opposed to opportunistic, would immediately stop interfering with the victim and start interfering with false elements of the worldview. In other words it's like a person being asked to go into a burning building to blow out birthday candles. It would be smarter to extinguish the building's flames then the candles.
An example early in the interview was when he referred to his 'dad' doing something, but he was actually referring to another man his mother had married. A significant part of his inability to deal with the trauma was the fact that he was forced to pretend a random stranger was his father. This would not be healthy in anybody, but most of the 'experts' collecting money in his case had that same diseased element, and were not qualified to solve in somebody else what they could not solve in themself. The normal solution, going to college and learning to pretend expertise, washes away when the 'experts' are asked to solve their own problems, or see those problems in somebody else.
The only real difference between a 'multiple personality' person and anybody else is that the multiple is better able to survive. It requires a gang to kill them.
18) U.S. kidnapping or killing whistleblowers?
The New York Times and The Intercept both steer people to Tor for submitting anonymous tips.
The purpose of Tor is not to catch drug dealers.
It's not to catch pornographers nor terrorists nor money launderers.
It's to catch whistleblowers.
19) El Salvador's president is acting like a college kid who took over a frat house and forces everybody to chug beer
The bigger problem may be who is pulling his strings though.
20) Although the Brits do not have as severe a problem with police rapes as in the U.S., they do have a knack for defusing the few cases they have
Here is a case the British police were keeping in their pocket, in wait for a scandal which needed defusing.
The timing of the proceedings will be carefully managed, and the punchline, that the new rape is less severe than the public imagines, will be slowly let out in such a way as to defuse negative perceptions of police.
The United States has a much more elaborate 'psychological management' infrastructure to 'guide' the public, but the British ultimately win with their simple ploys like this.
21) An important difference between Afghanistan and past U.S. wars? The NYT completely misses it
In many past wars there were people on the U.S. 'side' who supported the enemy on ideological grounds because they understood why the enemy was fighting.
Today, as Americans are dumbed down more, they are mostly not able to understand why groups like the Taliban are not interested in living the life of luxury. Many Americans, as they dropped bombs on Afghanis, believed the Taliban are motivated by a thirst for chopping off hands and heads, and they can be cured by getting them to dance and drink Pepsi.
22) The decline of charity
Years ago Unicef used to solicit funds by sending envelopes to schools with a list of what various donations would do. Most kids would read "Donate $1 and feed a person for three weeks in Ethiopia", and decide it was a sensible trade, the math worked.
Then Unicef was found to be spending millions of dollars on elaborate parties, so it turned out the money paid for hookers and cocaine.
Today, if you donate $5 to a charity you will get $3 worth of high quality glossy mailings asking for more money.
You can also let the government help you. The government has decided that if you donate to the fund to elect people who support certain things you can deduct the amount. So they are hijacking your charitable impulse but saving you from having to decide if a charity is real. The government would not certify a charity that wastes money.
23) Gradually, clues emerge explaining why the U.S. has not won a war in 70 years
"Rockhold said he has served in the military and he drew on that experience to instruct his son, telling him to keep his head down and be still to stay safe."
24) The U.S. / Taiwan 'alliance' scam needs to be exposed
The United States and Mainland China are allies. They work together like a bunch of wolves trying to corner other animals. Unlike with wolves, the basis of the ploy is that both know they cannot work together permanently. Once indigenous populations reach a certain low point, and one of them breaks the alliance there will be problems.
Until then though, any country which trusts the PRC or U.S. to 'protect' it against the other should ponder.
Taiwan has some cash, so the U.S. tolerates it as long as they continue buying stuff, but anybody can look at the U.S. history of acting aggressively against Taiwanese interests where it counts. Any other 'weaker' country likewise.
Ask Dr Kissinger what is going on.
25) Something is not right when the leader is waiting for anonymous people to tell him or her what to do
The flip side though, if he had kept his mouth shut he would have been given an even higher leader position with even less power.
26) The business of the U.S. has always been business, and that is putting it in a difficult position
South Korea can look at how the U.S. cooperated with China in marginalizing Taiwan, and there is only one path.
"Previously, relations between South Korea and China had taken a nosedive amid China’s strategy of intense retaliation for the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system with US Forces Korea. The two sides have since mended fences, and China has sought to guide South Korea by establishing a strong strategic relationship between them."
And then there's South Korea's new class of entrepreneur.
They may not have been caught in the Pandora Papers, but once they are caught China will own Korea.
27) Are the Chinese toying with the U.S.?
China is a fairly consolidated society with a vast supply of indigenous groups which are still being consumed. Fresh groups like the Uyghurs and Tibetans and others, which were full societies a short while ago. Thus, they are in a position to make rapid bursts ahead in sciences, at the expense of their captives.
Has China developed sophisticated underseas technologies that the United States has no clue about?
Sensing technology which relies on a different worldview would remain 'invisible and incomprehensible' to distant societies, and Chinese expatriates would not fluently communicate that science when they are living abroad.
28) Who is burning down the forests?
A "Former Sonoma State and Santa Clara University lecturer" has set some fires.
And then there's science girl.
"She earned chemistry and biology degrees at CalTech and was pursuing a graduate degree in environmental sciences and forestry in New York. She had worked as a research associate at the biotech companies Gilead Sciences in Foster City and Nanosyn in Santa Clara."
There are many things more appropriate to target than forests, especially if you have a science education.
The educated U.S. arsonist is very similar psychologically to the Chinese hillbilly stabbist.
Both trends will grow more and more, and their practitioners become more sophisticated until they merge with other trends.
29) Police unions are known for corruption, and nothing else.
Police officers are employees. They are given money in exchange for doing a job.
But here is an interesting quote from a police union boss spouting rhetoric that, in fact, most police are known for.
"You are all a disgrace. You sit on your ass and target the NYPD all while growing up on the nipple of what’s easy. You have no clue what a NYPD officer does yet target us and disparage our integrity. One day you will dial 911 when evil is at your door and thank god for the NYPD."
Most police, the vast majority, try to extort preferential treatment from the public, and most police officers will go to great lengths to use public resources in order to force people to pretend respect for them.
The irony here is that the only group of people who waste more public resources on puffing up their personal power are U.S. federal agents. The FBI can arrest the NYPD union boss, but nobody will ever arrest the FBI agents who are much more prone to misusing resources for their own personal gain.
30) The Hornet's Nest is a 'documentary' about some U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
It starts with some U.S. soldiers trekking thousands of miles from the U.S. in some Afghan hills. After years of fighting, none of them seem to wonder why none of the locals support the U.S., aside from those locals who have been paid in roundabout ways.
At about 10 minutes into the movie a local person on a hillside fires a shot at the U.S. troops. The U.S. troops call in jets to drop bombs on the person. Probably $50,000 or more spent to kill somebody who is only fighting because the U.S. soldiers are invading his land.
A lot of the 'U.S. hero' narrative among the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan required an elaborate false worldview to be constructed by propaganda 'experts' who start their work in the United States itself.
The soldiers are pretending all sorts of melodramatic heroism, but they seem to have no understanding that they are not defending any value, they are a bunch of boys drunk on fighting with their overwhelming military advantage being the only thing that 'justifies' them.
One U.S. soldier says something along the lines of 'They don't know who they are messing with". Why is there not a documentary about the actual people who live there and defend their land against attackers, despite not having anywhere near the resources of the invaders?
At 20 minutes, a hilarious scene. A U.S. soldier talks to some local Afghans after the U.S. troops have been fired on. He says to the Afghan "I don't think you are Taliban, but I'm worried you might turn the other cheek when they come by". The U.S. soldier never thinks to ask "Do you want us here?" because obviously the man would say "My friends are shooting at you because we do not want you here".
At 21 minutes, a suicide bomber strikes. Worth noting that none of the U.S. soldiers would be there if they thought there was a 50% chance they would die.
The documentary tries to portray the suicide bomber as targeting children, which is silly. U.S. forces killed large numbers of civilians in that conflict, the Taliban did not. There have been several cases of invading Western soldiers masquerading as 'terrorists' in Afghanistan and Iraq. Notice this Wikipedia page which tries to hide the details of one incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basra_prison_incident Anybody can research to get a more factual picture.
If the U.S. soldiers were actually defending some real value then they could be justified in pretending to be heroes, but they were not.
At 26 minutes some female 'soldiers' join the charade which is disheartening. The military tries to expand its fake worldview by propagandizing a group of rootless women and incentivizing them to participate.
At 29 minutes the U.S. soldiers locate an ied placed by a local person. The soldiers pull a $100,000 robot out of their $200,000 vehicle to deal with the $1.50 explosive.
The expensive robot is completely destroyed of course.
At 42 minutes a bunch of soldiers firing thousands of rounds with no clear target, and some of the U.S. soldiers appear to be firing very close to where other U.S. soldiers are. In this particular 'battle', the U.S. may be the only side shooting.
The melodrama of the soldiers is silliness. One of them yells about throwing a smoke grenade so they can escape. He throws it about 20 feet and they pretend to use the smoke as cover. There are probably no local fighters within 15 miles of them.
The maker of the documentary, Mike Boetcher, appears to have a substance abuse problem and may be there for the free opium.
Starting at 53 minutes there appear to be finally some real local fighters in the area so the U.S. soldiers won't have to fake the battles as they have so far. They only need to hide until the Taliban run out of bullets. It's very likely there were only a few locals who kept this large group of soldiers pinned down in terror.
In all of these 'battles' the U.S. soldiers are yelling loudly back and forth, something they obviously would not do if they believed armed locals were within a hundred yards of them.
Once countries start colonizing space young people won't have to pretend they are fighting some fictional enemy which they themselves created.
After several U.S. casualties, the gang of U.S. soldiers spend nine days firing randomly thousands of rounds, so they can say the casualties were from a nine day battle. It's clear from the footage that the vast majority of the U.S. shooting is theatrics.
At 1 hour 20 minutes a noisy ceremony in which the military tries to cement the false 'heroism' notion and convince the soldiers that the deaths justify the operation, which will make it difficult for anybody later to deprogram the soldiers, recycle them. The ceremony uses symbolism to substitute for facts, a common death spiral in gangs, and most or all of the soldiers will spend the rest of their lives living out muddy fictions which do not withstand examination.
At the end of the documentary, the screen says\
"Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history"
"The last U.S. forces are scheduled to return home in December 2014"
Almost six years later the U.S. actually finally withdrew.
The last U.S. drone strike killed an aid worker and a large number of children.
It will never be investigated properly, and the vast majority of such killings, perhaps 90% or more, were never publicized.
That civilian massacre, and countless others, are often deliberate targeting of civilians and are a normal part of most wars. the U.S. claims it takes great steps to avoid civilian deaths but top commanders are well aware that many soldiers target civilians because that's what the top commanders and their buddies did, with very few exceptions.
The Taliban was welcomed by people across Afghanistan and took control of the entire country within days, aside from a few small pockets where the U.S. had built up heavily armed paid forces based on tribal rivalries.
The Taliban never had any global jihadist agenda nor belief. They have always welcomed foreigners of any kind who respect their traditions, and none of that is likely to change. In the 1970s it was a popular hippie destination because the people are simple and honest and they have natural drugs.
Many of the soldiers in the documentary will become police in the United States, where they will again create fictional problems so they can pretend they are heroes, as they attack people who they themselves have cultivated into becoming real threats.
Soldiers trained this way can later be used to suppress protests in their 'home' country. Their first allegiance is to their fighting unit, and they are able to construct elaborate justifications for anything they are asked to do, as long as they are sure they will have sufficient weapons to win.