Davos has lost its luster this year. The big opportunity to build-back-better with COVID-vaccine-passport, lockdowns, "transhumanism", and green-financial investment scenarios has been a flop, despite plenty of expensive PR and governmental buy-in across most of the planet, excepting Africa, and parts of South America, and rural Florida, Texas, etc. It not only failed to reach escape-velocity, before being pulled back to earth by the gravity of severe adverse events and death, exceeding lives-saved.
That just became impossible to hide as time went on. Lots of vaxxed and boosted believers are still onboard, and wear masks as they drive and walk their dogs...
A lot of people just never trusted the control-narrative enough to get the jabs. That 25% or so was more rural, more hands-on, and in the US and Africa, more black. American blacks are less trusting of new big medical things than other demographic groups. They remember how some of those movies have ended, like the Tuskegee syphilis study movie... https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm
Other people, like myself, were working hard to keep up with the available treatment information and actual medical studies, reading preprints when they came out. We found that the government narratives were lagging available information by at least 2 months, and then they were taking the wrong side, the counter-factual side, then doubling down, and punishing those who tried to act for the public health. It seemed like they were just rabidly anti-Trump at first, but then it kept gathering steam, force and momentum What was happening? We've now seen the answer to that. It was a control-narrative that had a whole lot of ground to cover to rope everybody into complying completely, getting the shots, staying locked-in, owning nothing and "being happy", and not thinking independently.
Those people, like myself, have not been "beaten", though there has been no shortage of the attempt. Many of us have been fired/defunded and deplatformed, but we didn't learn from that. We just kept saying what we thought, and looking at each new thing that happened and saying what it looked like, and some of what we said was right. People who were mainly going along to keep their jobs and apartments noticed athletes dying on fields from heart attacks, and heard the rumors that it was from "the shots", and then they saw it again, then a kid at their kid's school got myocarditis, and maybe they had a bad reaction themselves.
The Davos establishment reveals whom it truly fears
This year’s World Economic Forum featured calls to “master the future” and blamed right-wing populists for the rising distrust in global elites
The battle for the control-narrative is on now. We see the message of vaccine-injury creeping into mainstream media. The most watched US football game ever got interrupted early by Damar Hamlin's sudden death, and cardiac-resuscitation on the field. Most people were just looking for some exciting TV escapism on the last day of their winter break holidays, and they didn't get it. They got slapped in the face by this instead. A doctor came on before Hamlin got to the hospital to assure that "this isn't from a vaccine or anything", which he kept repeating. "Don't think of an Elephant", right?
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This control-narrative (Platonic "noble lie", which holds a society together) has fallen on its face. It doesn't look viable. Fewer people believe it, and more see it as a lie, and as murder.
What if a rival elite faction is preparing to ride a new, more-truthful control-narrative to power? It's the obvious thing to do, right?
What if Elon Musk taking over Twitter, and releasing the Twitter-files, is primarily an attack on existing power elites, as their control-narrative collapses?
Musk is impish, squirmy, tricky, and avoids getting pinned down. He is able to play the game of global power and politics because he can make dreams happen for power elites, and make them happen on a schedule and a budget, and be at least close to what was agreed. That's rare.
Musk might well be less enabling of free-speech than he advertises, but he is certainly re-platforming some voices that current elites want to be silenced.
EU Technocrat Threatens Musk With "Sanctions" Unless He Stamps Out Free Speech On Twitter
Musk appears to have clearly stated a side in the vaccination-wars. He has done it with subtlety. It's unmistakable. It is a clear transition.
(So was Musk lying about getting the shots? Did he get saline? Was he given "special batches for VIPs". Was he ill-informed enough to get the standard products? What would I prefer to be the case? It's hard for me to decide.) Musk responded to the post by revealing that he suffered “major side effects” after receiving his “second booster shot.”
“I had major side effects from my second booster shot,” Musk tweeted. “Felt like I was dying for several days".
“Hopefully, no permanent damage, but I dunno.”
Musk then followed up by revealing that his “young” cousin, who is in “peak health,” suffered myocarditis.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart which is listed as a possible side effect of some coronavirus vaccines.
It can cause heart attacks and strokes and lead to death, according to Mayo Clinic.
“And my cousin, who is young & in peak health, had a serious case of myocarditis,” Musk said.
“Had to go to the hospital.”
In a third post, Musk explained it was not his choice to get the second booster but was a requirement to visit a Tesla location in Berlin, Germany.
“Was required to visit Tesla Giga Berlin. Not my choice,” he said.
Thanks Luc. El Gato Malo has the story of how the "vaccine" approval for the UK was signed off by Matt Hancock, the Minister of Health. That's usual, and he said that they had gone through all of the evaluations to be approved for that:
"This is fantastic news! The MHRA, the fiercely independent regulator, has clinically authorized the vaccine for rollout."
However, a freedom of information request produces no paper trail of that. It appears that Mr Hancock acted completely without such expert approval
This sounds very different from:
“All the Covid vaccines and therapeutics authorisation decisions were taken by the Licensing Minister and were not delegated.”
Someone would seem to be telling porkie pies here.
Lay your bets…
Eleni sends this from Professor Paul Craig Roberts (simple, huh?)
The Scientific Facts Are In: The Covid Virus and Pandemic Are Man-Made. the MRNA “vaccine” Is More Deadly Than the Virus
The US has sold Abrams tanks, with turbine engines and special transmissions (and internal ammo-loading that will take off an arm or a leg if you make a mistake) to Saudi Arabia, along with a 5 year training program for mechanics and tank crews, and an agreement to actually maintain those tanks with American mechanics. These are reportedly the most complicated main battle tanks in the world, and require years of experience to operate without breaking things and getting killed. They cannot be used this year by Ukrainian crews, not realistically, not effectively.
They could be used and maintained by NATO crews, but then NATO crews would be going to war against Russia. They could be sent to the front as caskets for Ukrainians. They could sit somewhere doing nothing. (They might be sold to somebody else for cash.) They are only of use to support the false narrative that Ukraine can prevail against Russia in this war, and it won't fool anybody in Ukraine or Russia. German and French battle tanks are about the same story.
Battle Tanks For Ukraine Approved On Same Day Doomsday Clock Hits Closest Point To Midnight In History
The Biden administration has said it will send 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, in a significant breakthrough and escalation after weeks of debate, as well as division over the issue within the NATO alliance.
Politico's national security correspondents Alex Ward and Hans von der Burchard are further reporting that with the US ready to pull the trigger, Scholz's Germany has followed by approving Leopard 2 main battle tanks. Germany is planning to send 14 of its Leopard 2 A6 tanks to Ukrainian forces.
Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered..There are many of such little reported power plays in Kiev with Zelensky moving more and more into a dictatorial role. Over time his position will become very lonely...
..Prigozhin on the objectives of the actions of PMC "Wagner" in the Artemovsk region.
“The task of taking Bakhmut is to destroy the Ukrainian army in the vicinity of the city and prevent any offensive actions in any direction of the front. All of their combat-ready units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are sent to Bakhmut. And PMC "Wagner" destroys them, opening up operational opportunities in other areas"...
..Previously, the Pentagon had ruled out providing the tanks to Ukraine, saying they were too complicated for the Ukrainians to maintain and operate. But White House and State Department officials were described as being more open to providing Abrams to break the diplomatic logjam holding up Leopard deliveries.
U.S. Joint Chiefs Chair Milley and Defense Secretary Austin have been against any tank delivery. They are afraid of the consequences of this steady mission creep. The Biden administration steadily blows through each of its own red lines...
..Team Biden thus has painted the U.S. into a tight Ukraine ‘corner’. But at this stage – realistically – what can the White House do? It cannot withdraw the narrative of Russia’s ‘coming humiliation’ and defeat. They cannot let the narrative go because it has become an existential component to save what it can of the ‘Ponzi’. To admit that Russia ‘has won’ would be akin to saying that the ‘Ponzi’ will have to ‘close the fund’ to further withdrawals (just as Nixon did in 1971, when he shut withdrawals from the Gold window).
I keep seeing analysis that Russia will massively strike Ukraine from one, two or three directions, and how it might best be done, but there is often the proviso that they are currently chewing up Ukrainian soldiers and western military machines at a low cost to Russia, except artillery, of which they have no shortage. Russian forces continue to build, and to increase their supplies of weapons and material.
As long as they do this, the US/NATO can maintain some form of the fiction that Russia is suffering terrible losses, can barely move forward, and is going to be counter-attacked again in the spring, when Ukraine receives all those western weapons.
Maybe Russia will just keep letting the west pay these prices to be slowly chewed up in the meat grinder of Russian artillery.
"Say what you want to your people. Here is the price you must pay to us."Russia Preparing New Plan to End War
If we don't bother measuring national well-being, the health of the nation's commons and resources and advances in the public's interests, then we foolishly call a decade of tremendous advancement "stagflation."
Charles Hugh Smith has (usually overlooked) perspective on what was accomplished in the US during the 1970s.The 1970s: From Rotting Carcasses Floating in the River to Kayak Races
Cultivating Eden (pictured in winter garden)