And there are other aspects of this trend which have nothing to do with Covid. One of the most controversial recent developments in Australia’s escalating government overreach (and potentially the most consequential in the long term) has been the hasty passing of a new law greatly expanding government surveillance powers which allows law enforcement to hack into people’s devices and collect, delete, or even add to and alter the data therein, as well as take control of their social media accounts, supposedly “in order to frustrate the commission of serious offences online.” ...
Victoria is currently under draconian lockdown restrictions, with residents of Melbourne – who make up the vast majority of the state’s population – living under a 9pm to 5am curfew, forbidden from leaving their homes except to work, buy groceries, or get a Covid-19 vaccination.
Rather than simply react to these events, we analyze the history of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Thought to try to put current moves under Xi Jinping Thought in a larger context
This also provides a framework of a hypothetical Marxist policy path forwards
We briefly discuss the meaning of Common Prosperity over time, and how it is a bellwether
...there has been a sharp reduction in credit to property developers along with the official message that “houses are for living in, not speculation”, and rental increase caps of 5% annually; under-18s have been limited to just 3 hours of computer gaming a week, in allotted slots; and private equity has been cut off from residential investment.
Beijing has also called for curbs on “excessive” income, and for the wealthy and profitable firms “to give back more to society.” (Tencent already pledged $15bn.) This is also matched by: a social campaign against excessive business drinking, “unpatriotic” karaoke songs, and celebrity culture; ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ made obligatory at all schools and universities; and, as Bloomberg puts it, controls on social media financial commentary - “China to Cleanse Online Content that ‘Bad Mouths’ its Economy”.
This has all taken place under the slogan of “Common Prosperity”. (And for those who need the market-facing implications of this first, please see What is to be done?)
Going further, commentary reposted by Chinese state media on 30 August stressed these changes are a “profound revolution” sweeping the country, warning anyone who resisted would face punishment. It added: “This is a return from the capital group to the masses of the people, and this is a transformation from capital-centred to people-centred,” marking a return to the original intention of the Communist Party, and “Therefore, this is a political change, and the people are becoming the main body of this change again, and all those who block this people-centred change will be discarded.”
When Rachel Maddow, Rolling Stone, and others jumped on a dubious report of ivermectin overdoses, it was just the latest in a string of moral mania mishaps
And here we are… in the season of collapse… when things traditionally fall apart… when zombies, ghouls, and monsters stalk the earth. The catch is: we-the-people are cast in the role of those zombies, et cetera. Yes, Oscar Wilde was right when he quipped that “life imitates art.” Twenty years of zombie movies have left us perfectly positioned to enter the new economy of the walking dead. That’s us. No more middle class for you, America! No more paychecks. No more blue light specials. No more auto loans. No more McHouses. And pretty soon, maybe, no more food even. What then? How about: Oh, just go die…
That seems to be the next chapter, if you let it be, for instance, if you let them vax you up. But you can actually choose to scramble and adapt to what’s coming: which is human life at a lower pitch… what I like to call a World Made by Hand. In that world, it is you who survive and the governments, the banks, and the power elites who do not. You can already begin to see it happen. Move toward it.
My Demographic: Almost 70% of unvaccinated Americans would rather quit their job than submit to mandatory vaccination, a new poll found, as another survey suggests more than 50% of companies plan such requirements by the end of the year. Some 35% of the 1,066 unvaccinated individuals polled by the Washington Post and ABC News last week said they would request a religious or medical exemption if their employer adopted a vaccine mandate, while 42% said they would quit. https://www.rt.com/usa/534187-americans-quit-jobs-mandatory-vaccination/'It's game over. It's mRNA or nothing:' Expert on future of vaccines
January 11, 2017 Fauci: ‘No doubt’ Trump will face surprise infectious disease outbreak Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said there is “no doubt” Donald J. Trump will be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak during his presidency. https://web.archive.org/web/20200703170458/https://www.healio.com/news/infectious-disease/20170111/fauci-no-doubt-trump-will-face-surprise-infectious-disease-outbreak
Political grandstanding that makes a valid point: (Russians again)
Senator Rand Paul & top Republicans demand Fauci’s firing after new docs indicate his agency funded risky Covid studies in China https://www.rt.com/usa/534201-republicans-fauci-resign-documents/
It appears, does it not, that Fauci lied. Both he and his wife, Christine Grady, who chairs bioethics at the NIH and who "conveniently" has been ignored by the media and everyone else, and who, it must be presumed, any grant proposals would have to go through and be approved by, ought to be in irons right now. And by the way, exactly how does it happen that in a federal agency a person's wife winds up in a position to review and formally approve her husband's work? Exactly how did that situation arise and why has it been allowed to continue to exist for a very, very long time? https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=243503
Jonathan Cook has a report far more extensive, detailed an in-depth than the title implies:
On child vaccines, the experts are suddenly reluctant to follow ‘the science’
We've been given a fleeting peek behind the curtain of official medical debate https://jonathancook.substack.com/p/on-child-vaccines-the-experts-are
Here are some suggestions for reducing COVID-19 vaccine side effects. Note that they mainly seek to reduce catching COVID at the same time you get vaccinated, which is a bad combination. https://c19protocols.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/COVID-Vaccination-Side-Effect-Reducing-OTC-Medicines-and-Nutraceuticals
This is some good news for global warming. When there is no polar ice-cap, this oil will be economically recoverable.
Arctic has enough reserves to supply Russia for centuries – Russian official https://www.rt.com/business/533990-arctic-reserves-last-hundreds-years/
Bicyclist in Texas
Hi John, we have a small farm over here in seguin. Just started. We have bees, a big pond. Garden. Very interesting location. Doing it for our children may they have some semblance of “normalcy” in their future. Our first honey harvest is coming right up! Should be exciting. Mark us down for future bartering possibilities in the new normal we are creating. Thanks for all you do. LeahReplyDelete
I take local honey in my coffee every morning.
It might even help with allergies that way.
I don't have allergies badly, though I did as a kid.
You note "Cash transactions must become an impossibility. Cash must be outlawed, somehow, or this albatross will not be able to get airborne."
I agree and always take out cash beforehand for everyday purchases. More and more places are getting annoyed about cash and would prefer you to tap a credit card.
However, for this and the increasing smartphone insanity gripping the world, I pray to Gaia to send another Carrington Event and wreak havoc on all houses!
It happened in 1859 and should happen again - a solar electromagnetic storm would render all financial transactions, phone calls, Facebook "likes", Covid vaccination documentation, and Tweets, into static. Total chaos, an unexpected or "Black Swan" event of great magnitude. Oh Gaia, answer my prayer!
I live in Sydney, and yes lockdowns are in place and many small businesses (still quite a number in Australia) will be wiped out, a boon for big corporations.
All the best,
Hi Quercus, I pray something like "God's will be done", assuming universal wisdom and compassion as the source. It's not that a Carrington event hasn't crossed my mind a thousand times, or a nuclear EMP warhead in the ionosphere, things like that. Polar shift prelude would probably work, too.Delete
Hi John, I'm wondering what you think of smart cities and do you think we are heading closer to them? It's a great way to put a large amount of people together, control them and everything around them...that is if they are "good" people or bad people, unvaxed or vaxxed.ReplyDelete
I like Yoakum because it has none of that and the electricity cuts out to the whole town sometimes, which fosters human resilience.
Thanks for referring me to Dr. Day' s blog. He is point- on! Im with him all the wayDelete
P.s. you know who I am ❤ReplyDelete
Dr. Day, with you all the way. Nothing new under the sun. Seems they are playing Soviet style collective farming and booting the famers off the land. UN SDG's, Technocracy Rising, the 4th Industrial Revolution, transhumanism, digital economy.. Meanwhile the mad king has no clothes and neither do assorted emperors throughout the kingdom. We need to just all turn our backs on it.ReplyDelete
This is a time to hunker down, not to engage the power structure.Delete
I think the powerful will lose control of the narrative as the financial system goes bad, which they have kept inflated since 2009, with extreme measures, and also when the vaccine-or-no-job narrative breaks. The current COVID vaccines are doing worse over time, and it looks as if they may be turning the corner to ADE (antibody dependent enhancement of viral pathogenicity). That was the problem with every coronavirus vaccine tried on animals since around 2001-2002. More vaccinated animals died in the end.
Give me clue. Red plastic dragon? I'm grasping at straws.
Caitlin Johnstone comments can now be found on Substack. For example, https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/propaganda-scrambles-our-minds-notes/commentsReplyDelete
That's weird. There is not an apparent link to the comments from her blog, which sends me email when there is a new post. I wonder why it is so opaque.Delete