Documentary filmmaker Shannon Kring first heard about the protests at Standing Rock while she was living and working in Honduras. Her parents, back in Wisconsin, sent her a link to Amy Goodman’s coverage on Democracy Now! Kring was struck by the “gross abuses of power” and unfettered violence police were inflicting on unarmed water protectors. “I needed to do what I could to help get the story out there because it was clear to me that it was being ignored by the mainstream publications and broadcasters,” Kring recalls.
Within 48 hours, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director was on the ground in North Dakota, ready to listen. But sharing these stories was no easy job. “People at Standing Rock were so damn good at working social media,” Kring says. “They were really telling their own story and getting it out there, and that to me was so inspiring because once I got there, I saw what it took to get the word out.”
Kring says it was a 26-minute drive to get to the nearest spot with reliable phone coverage. And most days, she would drive another 1 hour and 24 minutes one way to get to the nearest UPS or FedEx facility to mail her footage to protect it from being seized or scrambled. This theme of protecting one and all was prevalent in the camp, she says, and was borne of leadership that was decidedly feminine in its approach.
In the resulting film, End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock, Kring’s co-producer Pearl Daniel-Means says: “Every day, we have 10, 12 other nations coming in to stand in solidarity with us. And we’re showing the world who we are, in a nonviolent manner. That’s all we’ve ever wanted, is to be respected, left alone. A nation isn’t defeated until the hearts of the women are on the ground.”
I can feel the depth of Kring’s emotion, too, as she’s talking to me on the phone. This work is personal for her.
Kring grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, in a town with a population of 399, bordered by Native American reservations. She says she has quite a few Indigenous family members, but that she herself looks very White, and she saw how much of a difference that made in her childhood. “My own sister was treated differently when she was born, because she was very dark, and had thick, black hair,” Kring recalls. “One of my first memories was being in a grocery store and someone making a really nasty comment about her,” using a slur to refer to Kring’s sister.
Despite what anybody says, this was a movement out of love.
At age 15, when Kring and her family were going through a difficult time, she says, she was taken under the wing of an Ojibwe elder who was an old friend of her mother’s. He invited her to experience ceremony and sacred teachings. And so began her lifelong study of Indigenous stories and the lifelong friendships they created.
By age 18, she was determined to become a documentary filmmaker, committed to uncovering the impacts of hundreds of years of systematic oppression that none of her non-Indigenous friends seemed to be aware of: the forced sterilizations, the boarding school atrocities, the foster care system abuses, the “death diet” provided by the government.
Kring has now done some 3,000 interviews with Indigenous people around the world. Unfortunately, she says, the experiences are the same everywhere: Wherever there’s land that has anything of value on it, Indigenous people are kicked off. So her films aim to elevate the voices of those who are asserting their rights, in hopes that they can reach bigger and broader audiences. Kring’s films—and how she creates them—aspire to raise awareness and make positive change through building relationships.
“A lot of people just shoot [footage], and then they pack up and they leave and they never talk to people again. And I just find that a horrible way to make a film or conduct yourself in general,” Kring says. “If someone is kind enough to work with you and to reveal parts of themselves that they never thought that they would share, you owe it to them to maintain … a beautiful co-creative relationship.”
That’s why Kring collaborated with the women of Standing Rock, including the founder of the camp, and included them in the decisions about the film every step of the way. “You have to earn that trust and continue to earn it,” Kring says.
A key character in the story, a water protector named Wašté Win Young, was reticent to talk initially until her mother convinced her to speak with Kring. Now, five years later, Kring says, she talks to Young every day, and Young calls Kring “my sister.”
Kring and her co-creators are using the film as a convening tool to wake up people, open their minds and hearts, and teach them about the ongoing oppression in viewers’ backyards. They also aim to bring attention to the powerful women of all nations who continue to assert their rights with non-violent protest.
The film also offers a chance to correct misperceptions. As Young says in the film: “Despite what anybody says, this was a movement out of love.”
Breanna Draxleris the environmental editor at YES!, where she leads coverage of climate and environmental justice. She has nearly a decade of experience editing, reporting, and writing for national magazines including National Geographic online and Grist, among others. She collaborated on a climate action guide for Audubon Magazine that won a National Magazine Award in 2020. She recently served as a board member for the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Northwest Science Writers Association. She has a master’s degree in environmental journalism from the University of Colorado Boulder. Breanna is based out of the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people but has worked in newsrooms on both coasts and in between. She previously held staff positions at bioGraphic, Popular Science, and Discover Magazine.
Protests Rage Across Europe as Lockdown, Vaccination Mandates Begin
A woman at Dublin protest on July 24 carries a sign that reads: “Our Choice – Our Body – Our Freedom – NO Vaccine”
This is what it looked like today in Australia, Milan, London, and France.
Protests were worldwide today as many are fed up with elites whittling away their freedoms under the guise of COVID.
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Thousands of anti-lockdown demonstrators took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian towns on Saturday to protest new lockdown measures amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Dozens were arrested and charged after crowds broke through barriers and clashed with officers, hurling bottles and anything they could get their hands on.
The unmasked protesters marched from Sydney’s Victoria Park to Town Hall. News.com.au estimates 15,000 people took part in the march. Many chanted anti-lockdown slogans and held signs calling for “freedom” and “the truth.”
Footage on social media shows thousands of demonstrators marching through Sydney’s downtown area.
Big protests in Sydney, Australia after the government put greater Sydney back into a weeks-long Wuhan-style lockdown of all non-essential activities following 1 COVID death and discussed deploying the military to hotspots to keep people from leaving.pic.twitter.com/7cC6gxyq4k
The demonstrators defied restrictions on non-essential travel and mass public gatherings that could be extended through October.
The Greater Sydney area has been locked down for a month as infections rise.
Protesters were also seen in Melbourne and Adelaide.
There’s discontent with Australians being forced into lockdowns again as an outbreak of the delta variant began last month.
Protests are not limited to Australia. New COVID rules have been implemented across Europe as Delta infections flare-up, which demonstrators in France and Greece recently took to the streets. The UK has even triggered widespread panic through a new app that notified tens of thousands of people they must quarantine for ten days because of possible exposure.
“The health pass will never be a right of access that discriminates among the French. It cannot be made compulsory for access to everyday places,” French President Emmanuel Macron pledged in April during an interview with the regional press. However, less than three months later and Macron has done an about-face.
Last week, in full totalitarian form, Macron mandated the “health pass” or (pass sanitaire) that will be mandatory in order to gain access to leisure and cultural venues with more than 50 people, including cinemas and museums. From the beginning of August, it will be necessary to show your health pass to have coffee or eat lunch at a restaurant – even on an outdoor terrace – or to shop at a mall.
In order to have a coffee in France, beginning next month, citizens will have to prove they’ve had the vaccine. According to the government’s draft bill, restaurants and businesses that refuse to comply will be fined up to €45,000 and proprietors face up to a year in prison.
This new push is the most restrictive COVID tyranny in all of Europe and certainly in the West. Naturally, it has inspired much-deserved outrage.
Beginning with Macron’s announcement last week, thousands began protesting in Paris. They have marched on government buildings and even taken to vandalizing vaccine centers. More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets across the country over the weekend with some donning the famous “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests.”
On Friday night, vandals used fire hoses to flood a clinic in Lans-en-Vercors, BBC News reports, and on Saturday, a site in Urrugne was partially destroyed in an arson attack. Some protesters also attempted to gain access to government buildings as well.
While the media is painting the protesters as “anti-vaxxers,” in reality, the people on the ground simply desire freedom. There is nothing free about forced vaccines to have coffee or to engage with the public.
“Everyone is sovereign in his own body. In no way does a president of the Republic have the right to decide on my individual health,” said one protester in Paris who identified herself as Chrystelle, according to a report in Reuters.
As NPR reports, Lucien, a 28-year-old retail shop manager, said he wasn’t anti-vaccine, but thought that everyone should be able to do as they please with their own body. “The government is going too far,” he said. His 26-year-old friend Elise said, “I am vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, and polio. But the COVID vaccine is just too experimental.”
While some of the earlier protests consisted of citizens clashing with police, over the weekend, the sentiment seemed to change and police decided to be on the right side of history.
Conveniently absent from any mainstream media network is the video below which shows French police joining in with the protesters instead of tear-gassing them. This is how the French will win out. When the government enforcers refuse to kidnap and cage folks who decline to take an experimental vaccine to live their lives, the government has no legs to stand on.
Looks like police officers have joined in on the yellow vest march in France that is predominantly against Macrons tyrannical forced jabs. pic.twitter.com/XxVNdhlTs7
As TFTP reported in 2018, the French Yellow Vest movement was successful in forcing the government to reverse course on new taxes. After yellow vests took to the streets of France for weeks, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was forced to announce the suspension of the fuel tax hike which triggered massive unrest across the country.
Hopefully, this new unrest will have the same effect, and governments across the world who are mulling over the idea of forced vaccinations think twice before making such a tyrannical decision.
About the Author
Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.
Listen to this inspirational speech by David Icke about realizing who we are, putting aside our differences, and not accepting & complying with injustice anywhere.
TRANSCRIPT (David Icke):
Yes, we need a revolution but a revolution of human perception. A revolution of human awareness from which everything else comes. As the Beetles said [in the song Revolution – watch the awesome performance of Revolution by the Beatles at the bottom of this article]: “But when you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out.” What’s the point? You’re just playing the same game and calling it a different name. We don’t need to hate this control system because if we hate the control system, we become the control system. We’re bigger than that.
We don’t bloody take what it’s trying to do. And love in its true sense – my goodness me. You try messing with that in terms of telling it what to think and do. But you don’t have to hate, you just become what you hate. It eats you away, it’s a cancer.
What we need to do is realize what freedom is and realize who we are. And then we might have a chance of bringing this to an end. What they’re terrified of is not protest but in us coming together no matter what race, no matter what religion or no religion, no matter what income bracket, and healing the fault lines: the manufactured fault lines of divide and rule. That’s what they’re terrified of, because they have to divide and rule us because together, it’s a fly on an elephant’s back that we’re dealing with here.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Part of that coming together, is that someone else’s injustice is our injustice. If we only think injustice is worth challenging when it’s something that affects us: (A) We are allowing that cancer of injustice to grow and grow and grow, and eventually it will knock on our door. As Pastor Niemöller said: “First, they came for the Jews and I was not a Jew so I did nothing. Then they came for the Communists. I was not a Communist so I did nothing. Then they came for the trade unionists. I was not a trade unionist, I did nothing. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
We need to stop complying and start defying by non-complying. There will be no change. We have to comply with our own enslavement because the numbers mean we cannot be enslaved otherwise. Comply with our own enslavement? NO, NO, NO!
Supporting the non-compliance of others of their enslavement: YES, YES, YES! We need to come together. As George Orwell said: “Until they become conscious they will never rebel. And until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.” Well, how about not rebelling. How about just not cooperating? Not cooperating!
Okay, some guy in a suit, whoever it is, comes out of the White House, comes out of Downing Street: “We’ve added meeting. We’ve had a discussion. This is what we’re going to do. This is what’s going to happen.” And if when they said this is what we gonna do, vast numbers of people said, we ain’t doing it. No power! Our enslavement is our compliance with our enslavement.
We need what I call the non-comply dance; the non-comply dance. Where people dance to a different drum – dance to a different beat. No, no do we comply out of fear of not complying with these dark suits and people. We stop complying, but we stop complying with a smile on our face and a heart that’s open. Not in anger, not in bitterness, but in steely “we are not having it!” So we hold our vibration and don’t get pulled into theirs.
AWAKEN! REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE! WE ARE ALL ONE – ALL ONE CONSCIOUSNESS!
Freedom is being yourself without permission. People think, oh, we’re all one. Oh, we’re all the same then. I’m oneness and I’m oneness and I’m oneness. That’s not it! When you disconnect from oneness into the limitation of mind and senses, that’s when you become: I’m not oneness, I’m not oneness, I’m not oneness.”
Oneness is what? It is the celebration that we are all expressions of all possibility – celebrating spontaneity. It’s celebrating creativity. Celebrating uniqueness is to celebrate the oneness of everything, which is just all possibility under another name.
It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone. And we’re not more and more standing alone because there is a Great Awakening going on.
The only way this world is going to change, this reality is going to change, is when there is a consciousness shift – an expansion of consciousness beyond time and space, beyond the bounds of time and space. And there is the gateway to that – that this system wants to shut.
Open our minds and clear our minds of the clutter, the irrelevant clutter that the system wants us to take seriously. Breaking the spell, breaking the hypnotic trance, breaking the trance that these people put us in.
And ignoring all this crap from bloody teachers and media and politicians, and all the rest of them. Shut the fuck up! Okay? I am infinite Consciousness. I will decide my reality.
You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be
Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right)
Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right)
You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re all doing what we can
But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait
Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right)
Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right)
Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right)
You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We’d all love to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You better free your mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right)
Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right)
Don’t you know it’s gonna be (all right)
All, all, all, all, all, all, all, all, all, all, all right
All right, all right, all right, all right, all right
A compilation of powerful and at times highly entertaining video clips featuring a diverse range of spirited souIs from aII waIks of Iife that you wiII never see on boring globalist controlled TV at this volatile and decidedly strange time in world history.
My humble contribution towards co-creating a happy, healthy and prosperous worId for our children and future generations.
Note: A sense of humor is essential.
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Society of Fairy Godmothers
Mass Protests in Greece in Response to Unvaccinated Being Banned From Social Life
Greece has become the latest European country to be hit with mass protests after the government announced the unvaccinated would be banned from visiting bars, restaurants, cinemas, and other public places.
Thousands of demonstrators descended on Athens and Thessaloniki, with crowds chanting “Hands off our kids!” and holding signs that said, “We say no to vaccine poison.”
All nursing home staff and hospital workers will be mandated to get the vaccine from August 16, while hospital workers also face losing their jobs unless they get the compulsory jab from September.
Teens as young as 15 will also be encouraged to get the vaccine with parental permission, another change that has angered protesters.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis effectively said that the new measures, which go into effect on Friday and will remain in place until the end of August, were punishment for Greeks enjoying themselves too much and refusing to take the vaccine.
“After a year and a half, no one can claim ignorance about the coronavirus anymore,” said Mitsotakis. “The country will not shut down again due to attitudes adopted by certain people… It’s not Greece that’s a danger, but unvaccinated Greeks.”
We stand with our brothers in Greece who are against compulsory vaccines and Vaccine passports. Are you waking up people to what is happening. You wont see this on the news.
As we highlighted yesterday, police in Paris were forced to used tear gas to disperse rioters who were irate at the government’s plan to impose similar measures, including banning the unvaccinated from public transport.
Cities across France were hit with unruly demonstrations, with the Yellow Vest movement, which ended as a result of the first lockdown in March 2020, seemingly being resurrected.
There are plans to implement some form of ‘vaccine passport’ in virtually every major western country, but judging by the response so far, it will face massive resistance from the public.
Massive protests all over Greece today after the prime minister issued what is essentially medical apartheid. The media is trying to spin it as an “anti vaccine” protest instead of what it’s really about : freedom of choice and bodily autonomy. https://t.co/tR2SoRlOc6
MUST SEE: #ProtectTheChildren: A Powerful Short (2-minute) Film
Dr. Simone Gold
Frontline Films™ from AFLDS.org presents: #ProtectTheChildren, a powerful 2-minute film and a critical campaign exposing the dangerous lack of proper risk assessment and missing long term safety data that makes the recent fervent push to inoculate children so incredibly reckless and unethical.
Warriors of Light: Fear Not What’s Happening, Everything is Perfect!
Here at Openhand, we’re truly blessed to connect with kindred spirits in the awakening movement around the world. Whilst we’re all on a unique path, so many of your stories bear similar hallmarks: you’re looking at the mess humanity has gotten itself into and wondering how we’re going to find passage to a new shore? To me, everything is necessary within the divine unfolding. The system is looking ever more crazy by the minute. Yes, there’s likely more instability ahead, but the other side of the coin is an immaculate realization of self, seeing what you are not, and unleashing the divine majesty of your being. That’s the heightened possibility…
The carrot and the stick
I have to admit, sometimes I look at the enormity of the task we light warriors have taken on and it makes me balk a little, I have to step back a while for a breather. I look at the increasing craziness and distraction of society, I notice the disharmony and discord between people and I notice the apparent injustice of the rich getting materially richer whilst the poor get increasingly poorer (made even more extreme by the political ‘leadership’ of late).
Yet as I look deeper, I see the perfect conditions gathering. We know that society doesn’t really serve us don’t we? We know that the controlled, conditioned and compartmentalised lifestyles only dehumanise and strip people of their divine sensitivity. But still there’s the allurement, still there’s the apparent dependency – the carrot and the stick – which makes people keep plugging away, nose to the grindstone believing that somehow the system will deliver their dream. So if the situation more strongly reveals its shadow side, to me that’s definitely a good thing. The awakening ones can see past these dancing veils.
Life is changing, we are changing. The Opposing Consciousness, that sustains the old reality, can feel it and is thrashing around desperately clinging on, tooth and claw, to the old ways. Although it may look strong on the surface, it is struggling to maintain its agenda – it has to go all out now, only because it is already so exposed. So don’t fear the bravado and the bluff – the paper tiger has no teeth!
Increasingly the old reality is revealing its shocking shadow side, and that’s a very good thing because it makes the path away from that ever clearer. The new reality is coming increasingly into perception – through the inner gateways. You can’t necessarily see the New Paradigm with 3D eyes (except in metaphor). We have to look beyond the unfolding physical drama and feel the unfurling higher dimensional dream within the story, both in our own lives and on the world stage.
Every single moment has a reason, a purpose, no matter how challenging or difficult that moment might be. We lose a job, for example, relationships get difficult or break up, physical possessions challenge us like the car, the computer, or the TV. Inconvenience seemingly messes with our lives. But there’s always a truth within the inconvenience.
When people come on our Advanced Spiritual Courses, which are all about aligning with and following the path of the soul, they pretty much always complete them with a deep inner yearning to truly follow their destined pathway in life. So sometime after the course has completed, something unexpected will frequently happen to derail the old pathway – some kind of ‘spanner in the works…
Meditation and inner exploration will most definitely reveal the higher self energies we’re looking to integrate. But it’s their practical application into daily life where we attain true mastery of self. What are the challenges of interpersonal relationships or of your career? Above all, what happens to you when things go wrong? Do you lose it, do you flap? Or do you see it as an opportunity to soften and go deeper still, to unfold a priceless new quality?
Expand Consciousness into the moment
So when (supposedly) ‘negative’ things happen to me these days, I immediately embrace the opportunity, I drop deeper into the feeling of the moment within my body and expand into it. Often a wry smile arises spontaneously from within “Okay, so what spanner in the works has the universe sent me this time?” “What am I supposed to get, what can I learn?”
I let go of any perceived need for an outcome and instead look for the deeper possibility of being. I don’t resist the flow, the natural organising energy of the moment. Instead I work with exactly what’s happening, using ever increasing awareness to intuit the new lessons, the new possibilities: You lose a really expensive pair of headphones – it’s a fairly small thing really in the grand scheme, but even this has a message – perhaps you’re supposed to tune into your higher dimensional guidance more attentively?
Always but always it works – an answer follows. It may challenge us, yes, but then we wouldn’t develop without the challenge – if these situations didn’t feel very real (like your financial circumstances for example), then we wouldn’t have the motivation to change. And I’ve learned to trust – at the very deepest levels. I have an idea of what I’m here to do. Even if what’s currently happening doesn’t at first appear to be taking me in that direction, I realize that the thousand-mile journey would not be completed without each step, without every twist and turn.
Dropping ever deeper into the presence
I’ve realized that the one true thing that can solve all our problems, unwind all our knots, and balance all our equations is increasing presence. The moment purposefully reveals your blind spots – where you identify, where you might get owned by the illusion. So I look for those places and drop deeper into them.
Dear friends our discomfort is a priceless gift! Society so often wants to take it away, “pop the pill”, get desensitised, but the short term pain is our passage to lasting freedom and evolutionary growth. Whenever you hit the ‘blind spot’ and tighten down it’s exactly this situation which provides a priceless opportunity to evolve and grow. So don’t fear it and push it away, instead embrace it, every nuance of what’s now unfolding – see it as part of the path, then reclaim the priceless empowering gift that it is concealed within that particular step.
When I do this, you hit this immaculate point, that you all know, where the penny drops, you reintegrate that lost fragment of soul and now you’re suddenly riding high on higher dimensional thermals. You can feel the expansion, the 5D wind beneath your wings. Suddenly the challenge all makes sense, the density falls away from you. You experience indescribable joy at reunification with the divine. It matters not if you’ve just physically lost something – this was the price you paid to unleash another immaculate divine aspect of self.
It’s all about our Ascension of Consciousness because that’s what’s changing life right now in unprecedented ways. It’s time to begin your shift into the New Paradigm and progressively transcend into the new landscape in the process. That’s the golden opportunity available to us right now…
If you feel inspired, join us for the World Ascension Summit this August. It’s perfectly timed and specifically crafted to meet these times of profound evolutionary change… Avalon Rising: World Ascension Summit
See you down the flow
Freedom vs. The Machine – Geneticists and Their Weapons
Genetic determinism: the belief that an individual’s character, thoughts, and actions are the result of his genes.
Freedom means: being free from, and outside of, ironclad cause and effect.
Which side of the argument will win? Nothing is riding on this…except the future of the human race.
For the past 150 years, genetics has been emerging and taking center stage as the pre-eminent philosophy of life on planet Earth.
For most people, philosophy is of zero concern. They refuse to believe it can influence their lives in any way.
However, we currently have the RNA COVID genetic treatments called vaccines, targeting billions of people. According to the bought-off experts, these destructive treatments work in a machine-like fashion to protect us from a phantom virus.
The genetics on which the vaccines are based occupy a distinct philosophic position: our thoughts and actions are the effects of our genes; scientists can interfere with that structure and replace it with another genetic framework, which in turn will impose new all-consuming actions, thoughts, and biological alterations upon us.
One new machine taking over from an older machine.
But there has never been a genetic cure for any disease. All attempts to prove that disease stems from genes have failed. In this sense, genetics is a long con, both scientifically and philosophically.
Of course, the scientists will never admit this. They’re dedicated to tinkering and experimenting, “until they get it right.”
Veteran journalist Celia Farber describes one such experiment: “Jesse Gelsinger was 18 years old when he volunteered for a clinical trial at Penn State to test the effect on GT [gene therapy] on a rare metabolic disorder called OTC Deficiency. Within hours of being infused with ‘corrective genes’ encased in weakened adenovirus, Jesse suffered multiple organ failure, and days later, his blood almost totally coagulated, swollen beyond recognition, and brain dead—he was taken off life support.”
Just another day at the office for the funders and researchers. They’re working with billions of dollars and a vision of the future. Nothing must stand in their way.
Here is one of those visions, expressed by Gregory Stock, former director of the program in Medicine, Technology, and Society at the UCLA School of Medicine:
“Even if half the world’s species were lost [during genetic experiments], enormous diversity would remain. When those in the distant future look back on this period of history, they will likely see it not as the era when the natural environment was impoverished, but as the age when a plethora of new forms—some biological, some technological, some a combination of the two—burst onto the scene…”
You need to understand that behind all this “envisioning” and experimenting, there is the solid conviction that freedom and free will are illusions that don’t exist. Therefore, all experiments are permitted, since they simply substitute one determinism for another, one machine for another. Life itself is viewed as nothing more than a pattern, a structure.
Huxley’s Brave New World wasn’t really a radical departure from the emerging genetic science of his time. It was a description of “better genetic programming,” carried to a logical conclusion. Humans would be fully outfitted with biology that made them content and satisfied with their designated positions in life.
There was the thunder AND the lightning. Humans are genetically conditioned for specific roles, and conditioned to accept those roles beyond the possibility of rebellion.
What about the centuries of struggle and war and blood to establish political freedom? What about the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and its Amendments?
All that history is waste and meaningless garbage for the genetic philosophers since freedom does not exist.
I’m not talking about a small bunch of crazy philosophers closeted in a cellar and spinning fantasies. These people are carrying banners of the new world among the most elite Globalists.
The entire fake pandemic narrative, starting with the lie that researchers discovered a new virus, was launched to open a door for RNA genetic technology.
Yes, there were other reasons, but gene tech was central. Coming up, we will see new genetic treatments called vaccines. And drugs based on that tech.
Behind that—programs to make deeper and deeper genetic changes in humans.
The cover story for genetic research and experimentation is: we’re trying to cure disease.
The truth: machine minds are trying to convert other minds into machines.
What do contemporary philosophers have in their arsenal to combat this assault? Here is an example from Thomas Nagel, a professor at New York University:
“Even if determinism [the inevitable chain of cause and effect] isn’t true for everything that happens — even if some things just happen without being determined by causes that were there in advance — it would still be very significant if everything we did were determined before we did it. However free you might feel when choosing between fruit and cake, or between two candidates in an election, you would really be able to make only one choice in those circumstances—though if the circumstances or your desires had been different, you would have chosen differently.”
Really? That’s it?
Professor Nagel somehow KNOWS there is no such thing as free will?
Well, if that’s the case, he wrote those words because he had to, because of the very determinism he describes; he had no choice and people reading those words of his think about them in a way that is also predetermined. The whole business is a puppet show and means absolutely nothing.
The “philosophy” of determinism is when you scratch the surface, a philosophy of nihilism. Nothing means anything.
And its perpetrators aren’t bothered in the least. They’re quite content to stand on their absurd pretensions, while hard scientists inject populations with genes.
So much for academia as “the guardians of civilization.”
Most of them are weak sisters. I wouldn’t give a nickel for a gaggle of them.
Each one of us makes free choices every day of his life. Taking freedom into your mind implies working on a canvas as big and grand as you want to make it.
I’ll take the flaming poetry of Thomas Paine; December 23, 1776:
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods, and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
Finally, for now—in America, a country founded on the idea of freedom, a country that fought a devastating Civil War over slavery, can you find one college or university that, between the ratification of the Constitution and now…
Has taught a year-long course, year after year…
Called INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM?
This would be a course in which the history of the struggle for freedom is covered; philosophic and scientific writings about freedom are covered; and, most importantly, the students actively participate, in order to shape their own concepts of freedom that will endure for the rest of their lives.
Can you point to one such course—INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM—regularly taught, at one college?
What does this tell you?
Since the beginning of America, powerful forces have been at work to deny, refuse, reject, and collapse the very premise on which the nation was based.
Has any student in America ever been awarded a Ph.D. in Individual Freedom? I can’t find one.
“I see you’ve just founded a Space Travel Group. I’d be very interested in joining. I assume you cover all aspects of space travel. Rockets, ships, navigation, elements of survival during long voyages, colonization on distant planets, the fantastic marvels of these adventures…”
“Actually, no. We study the habits and tasks of ants. Their nests, hierarchy, division of labor, the biology of communal sharing, the ant genome, the virtues of overall genetic programming in achieving day-to-day goals of the colony…”
“I see. So you’re quite insane.”
“No. We know exactly what we’re doing and why.”
About the Author
Jon Rappoport is the author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29thDistrict of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.
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“We abuse the land because we see it as a commodity belonging to is. When we see the land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold
If, as Krishnamurti said, “It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society,” then it stands to reason that remaining “well adjusted” has kept us in a perpetual state of ecocide.
Our society poisons the air it breathes, the water it drinks, and the food it eats. And then it has the audacity to poison the minds of its citizens by convincing them that this is somehow “progress”.
The problem is that we don’t have a healthy sense of community. What little sense of community we do have is wrapped up in the unhealthy society that we were born into. It’s caught up in the nine-to-five daily grind and the rat-in-a-cage drudgery of a fear-based lifestyle that’s codependent upon a corrupt state. And this is happening on a global scale. You would be hard-pressed to find a healthy society: that is, a society that does not poison its air, water, food, and minds.
It all comes down to perspective—or the lack thereof. We have been conditioned by a sick society to perceive the world as a commodity that belongs to us. In order to cure ourselves, in order to no longer be sick, we must find a way to flip our perspective into perceiving the world as a community to which we belong.
It will require unlearning what we have learned from the profoundly sick society. It will require unwashing the brainwash and reconditioning the cultural conditioning. It will require living a courage-based lifestyle despite the fear-based lifestyle that surrounds us. It will require becoming interdependent from, rather than codependent on, the profoundly sick society. It will require obtaining an eco-centric perspective while rejecting the egocentric perspective that got us into this mess.
This will be an arduously Herculean task. But no battle is more important for the continued survival of our species.
The world as Commodity:
“Do not become one of those who only has the courage of other people’s convictions.” ~A. Bartlett Giamatti
What makes it so difficult to flip our perspective? It’s the fact that the sick society keeps us comfortable, safe, and secure while at the same time that it keeps us unhealthy and codependent. The other reason is that it is so much easier to use the world as a commodity.
And that’s the rub. Nobody wants to take responsibility. Nobody wants to be uncomfortable, unsafe, or insecure. Everybody wants to take the easy road. And so the profoundly sick society just keeps on getting sicker.
It’s all too easy to simply rely upon unsustainable corporations that pollute the air and poison the water. In order to keep up with the rat race and keep food on the table, we are forced to rely on corrupt corporations and bureaucratic governments that are dead set on using the world as a commodity while calling it progress. After all, even unhealthy food is better than no food at all. Right?
And even when we do try to become independent and grow our own food or catch our own rainwater, we have overreaching governments with the monopoly on violence coming down on us and slapping us with fines or threatening us with jail time.
The ‘world as commodity’ is an unhealthy snake eating its own tail. Even worse, it gives birth to citizens that are codependent sheep grazing on the unhealthy snake shit and somehow managing to convince themselves it’s food. “Hell! If it’s cheap and easy and keeps me comfortable and safe from government oppression, I might as well eat it. Ignorance is bliss, right?” Right.
And that’s the real kicker. Any awareness of living in a sick society is easily pushed to the side and repressed through the psychosocial convenience of cognitive dissonance. This usually sounds a little something like this: “It’s uncomfortable for me to believe that I live in a profoundly sick society, even though the evidence is overwhelming. So, rather than think about it, I’ll simply ignore it. After all, there are bills to pay. My kids need to eat (probably McDonald’s or Roundup-laced vegetables). Who do you think I am? Captain Fantastic?”
Satire aside, comfort and convenience are the front lines in the battle against the world as a commodity. If we have any chance of winning this battle, every single one of us will have to win that war at the front line. Which will mean a lot of discomfort and inconvenience.
The world as Community:
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle
The solution to winning the war against perceiving the world as a commodity is flipping our perspective and perceiving it as a community. Unfortunately, this will require discomfort and inconvenience.
This will require peeling away layer upon layer of cultural conditioning. The first layer is fear of the unknown. It’s the fear of trying something new, of making a healthy lifestyle change. It’s the fear of being ostracized or left out. It’s the fear of some arbitrary authority coming in with some arbitrary power and fining us with some arbitrary law.
So, the first thing we’ll need is courage. But not just any kind of courage. We’ll need a particular flavor of courage that is willing to be “the bad guy,” the maverick, the martyr. It will require the kind of courage that can stand up to codependent peer pressure and take independent leaps of courage, despite goodie-two-shoe conformists and weak-kneed milquetoasts.
The kind of courage that will make the sick society hate you for being healthy; when, really, it just hates itself for remaining sick. It’s the kind of courage that eco-centrically crushes out into healthy interdependence with cosmos, despite the sick society that egocentrically flushes everything away in codependent excess and greed.
The second thing we’ll need is the ability to question the sick society to the nth degree. But not just any kind of questioning. No. We need a particular flavor of questioning that is ruthless, penetrating, interrogating—no-holds-barred.
The kind of questioning that puts unsustainable corporations on blast. The kind of question that’s civilly disobedient. The kind of questioning that tears apart the outdated, xenophobic reasoning of the sick society; that reveals the chain-of-command as nothing more than an up-jumped human centipede, blind and poisonous to reason. Indeed. The kind of questioning that has shock value; that won’t allow the sick society to fall back into pretending it’s asleep.
Most of all, it will require us all to practice self-interrogation, self-improvement, and self-overcoming—all of which are exceedingly uncomfortable and inconvenient. Oh well.
When it comes down to it, things will probably get worse before they get better. Transitioning from a sick society that treats the world as a commodity to a healthy society that treats the world as a community will not be an easy task. Things may even slip into anarchy (no masters, no rulers). But even uncomfortable anarchy is healthier than comfortable tyranny, or convenient sickness. Especially when the tyranny and the sickness are ecocidal. Without a healthy planet, there can be no healthy people. It really is that critical. Indeed. We may need to sow a little strategic disorder to reap a higher order.
The world can be a community to which we belong, full of compassion, respect, love, and tolerance. But only if we let it. And not if we continue to treat the world like a commodity that belongs to us.
Our tolerance of a ‘profoundly sick society’ can only go so far. Lest we inadvertently end up on the side of the executioners, we must draw the line somewhere. It must be drawn at sickness, at excess, at violence, at greed, and at ecocide. And only free, healthy, courageous individuals will have the wherewithal to draw it.
A group of Indigenous women opposed to the Line 3 pipeline on Thursday invited Interior Secretary Deb Haaland—the first Native American woman to hold her Cabinet position and a professed critic of fossil fuel infrastructure on public and tribal lands—to visit northern Minnesota and “learn more about the impacts” of the tar sands project first-hand.
“We would be honored to host you in our territories and share further about our treaty rights, the violation of free, prior, and informed consent now occurring, the importance of wild rice to our communities, and the impacts of Line 3.”
—Letter to Interior Secretary Haaland
“The Line 3 pipeline project poses a significant threat to water, Indigenous Treaty rights, and worsens the global climate crisis,” the group wrote in a letter (pdf) addressed to Haaland. “Line 3 is being constructed in Minnesota on Indigenous lands without consent from local tribes and public officials, and without a federal environmental review.”
As the group noted, “Enbridge’s new pipeline route crosses the 1854 and 1855 Treaty territories, where Anishinaabe people retain the right to hunt, fish, gather medicines and harvest wild rice. The impact of construction—or worse, an oil spill—would permanently damage our people’s ability to exercise these rights.”
“The White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians wrote (pdf) to President Joe Biden informing him these sovereign nations do not consent to Line 3 and have enacted multiple resolutions opposing the project, and requesting President Biden respect treaty rights,” the group added. “So far, President Biden and the Army Corps of Engineers haven’t listened to our voices—we are hoping they will listen to yours.”
The invitation was sent by Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation), Giniw Collective; Winona LaDuke (White Earth Nation), Honor the Earth; Taysha Martineau (The Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), Camp Migizi; Sasha Beaulieu (Red Lake Nation), Red Lake Treaty Camp; Simone Senogles (Red Lake Nation), Indigenous Environmental Network and RISE Coalition; and Joye Braun (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), Indigenous Environmental Network.
The letter states:
The Army Corps of Engineers must immediately reevaluate and suspend or revoke Enbridge’s Line 3 Clean Water Act Section 404 permit. The Army Corps failed to consider significant information on Line 3’s impacts in reaching its original determination, including the risks of oil spills, climate change effects, and consequences to Indigenous peoples. The Army Corps also refused to prepare a federal Environmental Impact Statement for Line 3, despite overwhelming evidence that the project would have significant impacts.
The new Line 3 route will run from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to the shores of Lake Superior, crossing 227 lakes and rivers, including the headwaters of the Mississippi River and rivers that feed directly into Lake Superior, putting all those waterways at imminent risk of a spill from the 760,000 barrels of tar sands oil that would flow daily.
Climate scientists warn that we must keep the vast majority of known fossil fuels reserves in the ground and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions before 2030 to achieve international climate goals. Line 3 would release emissions equivalent to building 50 new coal plants, costing society more than $287 billion in climate impacts in just its first 30 years of operation.
Line 3 will increase tar sands export by 370,000 barrels per day. In the most severe drought we have seen in this time, Enbridge plans to take 630 million gallons of water from the fish and the wild rice. All of this puts our pristine ecosystems on the verge of collapse, with significant impacts on federally protected areas including major waterfowl production areas, and forested areas.
Not only does the spill-prone pipeline—which scientists and activists have described as a “climate time bomb”—threaten local ecosystems and communities while exacerbating the carbon pollution driving planetary heating, but opponents say it also puts Indigenous people at risk of physical and sexual violence.
“It is well documented that ‘man camps’ set up along the pipeline route are directly linked with increased rates of drug use, sex trafficking, and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls,” the group wrote. “Already this year, two Line 3 pipeline workers in Itasca County, Minnesota were arrested and charged with human trafficking, and specifically, solicitation of a minor.”
"So far, President Biden and the Army Corps of Engineers haven’t listened to our voices — we are hoping they will listen to yours.”
The Indigenous leaders vowed the coalition opposed to the project would continue direct actions against the pipeline while legal challenges make their way through the courts.
“None of us want further harms or mass arrests for communities on the ground protecting water, the global climate, and Indigenous lands,” the women wrote. “There have been over 500 arrests since construction began in December. Old and young, Indigenous and allied, church and religious people of all walks are engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience to stop the pipeline. We do not want to see an escalation of militarized force against water protectors.”
The letter comes on the heels of a historic weekend of nonviolent, direct action against Line 3. The mass mobilization on June 7—the largest demonstration against the pipeline to date—was brutally repressed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which used low-flying helicopters to kick up sand and debris to force water protectors away from the protest site.
Two days later, the Keystone XL—whose federal permit was rescinded by Biden on the first day of his presidency—was officially declared dead when the corporation behind the tar sands pipeline terminated the project after more than a decade of grassroots organizing, agitation, and tireless opposition by the international climate movement.
That huge victory has only intensified the resolve of Indigenous rights and environmental justice advocates to force Biden to use his executive authority to pull the plug on other destructive fossil fuel projects, including Line 3, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and others advanced during the Trump administration.
“We greatly appreciate your consideration and hope that you will accept this invitation to visit our homelands,” the group said to Haaland. “We would be honored to host you in our territories and share further about our treaty rights, the violation of free, prior, and informed consent now occurring, the importance of wild rice to our communities, and the impacts of Line 3.”
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Four Ways Self-Compassion Can Help You Fight for Social Justice
How can we effectively bring about a more just world?
Although it may not be obvious at first glance, self-compassion plays a key role in the quest to end sexism, racism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. By aiming compassion inward as well as outward, we can better confront the pain of injustice without being overwhelmed, and find the strength and energy to fight for what’s right.
Self-compassion helps us cope by accepting our difficult feelings, and also by changing the circumstances causing them. My latest book, Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive, explores both approaches. Tender self-compassion uses warmth and nurturing to soothe and reassure ourselves when we are distressed. Fierce self-compassion uses the power of action to protect ourselves, fulfill our needs, or motivate change. Metaphorically speaking, tender self-compassion is like a parent comforting his child, while fierce self-compassion is like Momma Bear defending her cub.
Self-compassion has three core components—kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness—and the fierce and tender aspect of each has an important role to play in the social justice movement. Kindness provides warmth, love, and understanding when we’re hurting from the pain of injustice but also spurs us to be brave and courageous as we try to correct it. Common humanity helps us feel connected to others as we acknowledge that oppression harms everyone, and also empowers us as we bond with others in the struggle for equality. Mindfulness allows us to turn toward and be present with the pain of discrimination and also provides the clarity needed to call it out.
As we advocate for change, it’s essential that fierceness and tenderness be balanced. If we’re too tender without taking enough fierce action, we may become complacent. But if our fierceness is not tempered with tenderness, we may become hostile and aggressive, undermining compassion. As Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” When our quest for justice stems from self-compassion, we may be firm and unyielding, but there is love rather than hate in our hearts.
Although the research on self-compassion and social justice is still in its nascent stages, it appears that there are at least four ways that self-compassion may be beneficial for social justice action.
1. It helps women counter stereotypes and reclaim their power
In Western culture, gender-role stereotypes portray women as “communal” (sensitive, warm, and gentle), and men as “agentic” (strong, independent, and action-oriented). This means that women are raised to be tender but not fierce, undermining their power. Practicing self-compassion can help women counter limiting stereotypes and reclaim their fierce inner warrior.
For instance, Ashley Allen and her colleagues conducted a study with over 200 women and found that those with higher levels of self-compassion also scored higher in feelings of empowerment. They felt stronger and more competent, asserted themselves more, felt more comfortable expressing anger, and were more committed to social activism.
In another study, they found that women in a domestic violence shelter who learned about self-compassion in a support group felt significantly more empowered and able to keep themselves safe. A qualitative study of self-compassion training for women with complex trauma found that it helped them become more assertive and less submissive. “It’s made me feel like I’ve put on like a compassionate armor where y’know I’m able to handle each day better,” one participant said. “I’m able to just be compassionate with all aspects of my life . . . it makes me feel stronger and feels more empowered.”
2. It provides resilience for victims of injustice
Self-compassion can help people to cope with the negative impact of discrimination. A recent study of over 200 Asian American college students found that those with higher levels of self-compassion were less likely to become depressed when encountering anti-Asian racism. The strength and support, as well as warmth and self-acceptance provided by this kind of mindset, helps to counter the negative messages conveyed by others.
Self-compassion has also been found to be a powerful resource for LGBTQ+ youth, who are often stigmatized for being different. Abra Vigna and her colleagues examined compassion in LGBTQ+ teens’ experience of bullying at a Midwestern high school. They found that teens who were more self-compassionate were better able to cope with being bullied, threatened, or harassed, and were less likely to become anxious or depressed as a result. In a second study, these researchers found that self-compassion reduced anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation among LGBTQ+ youth of color who were bullied due to their race as well as sexual orientation, underscoring the strength of self-compassion as a source of emotional resilience in the face of unjust treatment.
3. It helps prevent burnout while working for justice
Self-compassion can help us sustain the quest for social justice by countering the burnout and exhaustion that arise when fighting for issues like gender equality, racial justice, or human rights. Social activists are particularly prone to burnout given the intense and daunting task they face in trying to change entrenched power structures. Opening yourself to the pain of injustice is distressing enough, but it is made worse by the hateful backlash from those in power who fight your efforts relentlessly. This creates perfect conditions for burnout, causing many people to give up their activism altogether.
Unfortunately, activism can also be accompanied by a belief that care should only go one way: toward others. Kathleen Rodgers conducted in-depth interviews with 50 Amnesty International workers and found that a culture of selflessness and self-sacrifice pervaded the organization in a way that directly increased burnout. As one worker commented, “There’s a built-in potential for guilt, of not doing enough about the people who are the victims of violation, that ‘deserve’ or ‘need,’ or ‘must have the attention, and every bit of attention, and every bit of energy that we can possibly bring to it.”
This view fails to recognize how self-compassion is actually the energy source powering our ability to help others. By caring for our own needs, we’re less likely to become exhausted or to experience the secondary traumatic stress that can arise when fighting injustice. My research suggests that self-compassion training reduces burnout and stress while also increasing compassion satisfaction—the positive feelings experienced from one’s work, such as feeling energized, happy, and grateful for being able to make a difference in the world.
4. It helps us deal more effectively with guilt or shame
Self-compassion may also be beneficial for those who unknowingly perpetuate injustice. White people often resist acknowledging their own negative stereotypes about people of color due to the shame it causes. No one wants to believe they are racist. The shame that wells up at the mere insinuation of racism interferes with our ability to acknowledge the unconscious biases that undergird systemic racism.
Being kind and understanding toward ourselves facilitates the ability to see that even when we don’t consciously hold racist views, racism unconsciously influences our interactions with others simply by virtue of growing up in a racist society. If we can acknowledge these biases without harsh self-judgment, we have a chance to correct them. A dissertation study at the University of Kentucky examined this issue among 240 white adults. Individuals with more self-compassion experienced less shame about being white, and also had less fear and distrust of people of color.
If we’re going to bring justice to an inequitable society, we’ll need to make sure that our compassion is directed toward ourselves as much as toward others. We can rely on fierce self-compassion to provide focus and energy to our efforts and tender self-compassion to nourish us on our journey.
David Icke: If we come together in unity and we cooperate in protecting our own freedom and the freedom of each other, it’s over! It’s over! They can’t impose what they want if we do that.
TRANSCRIPT (David Icke):
Now is the time to choose. I came across some articles about a Native American concept called Wetiko. And Wetiko, they say, is a mind blindness that takes over the minds of people and holds them, what I would call in five-sense reality only. It’s a mind blindness that convinces the conscious mind that it is not blind.
Now, I’m seeing that everywhere because so much that has been going on in the subconscious before this, has been brought to the surface by all this. That’s why you starting to see things and see responses and behavior that actually it’s already always been there, it’s just been brought to the surface now where you can see it.
And I see this in people who are blind in their mind to what’s actually happening, but have totally convinced themselves not only are they not blind to what’s happening but they know what is happening. This is classic were Wetiko, possession if you like.
So I hear people speaking with confidence and with assurance about what’s happening and what’s coming out of their mind is simply a repetition of the official version of what’s happening. But they think they’ve worked it out because their mind is blind, but they think it’s not.
And the other interesting thing about this was Wetiko, which fits with my stuff too, is they say that this Wetiko, mind possession if you like, operates in the subconscious. It has to. It has to hide itself from the conscious mind because once the conscious mind is aware of it, the influence has gone because the manipulation has been brought out of the subconscious and the unseen into the scene and now you can deal with it.
Once you acknowledge that it exists and once you acknowledge its influence and impact on your perceptions, it’s gone, it’s influences finished. And if we can free ourselves of that, it’s game over because that is what is controlling people via their perceptions, it can be changed in a dramatically short time, just by changing our approach from acquiescing to not acquiescing. It’s as simple as that.
And if we did that, if we put down the fault lines, there are two dividers of race and sexuality. I don’t care what color you are, don’t care what religion you follow. I’m not bothered. It’s just a brief experience for the consciousness not only that you are, but the consciousness that we all are. So let’s put it down. I don’t care what race you are getting what, what you call yourself.
Just don’t impose it on anyone else that doesn’t want to imposed upon them and let’s realize that we’re all the target of the same force. And there are billions of us and a handful of it, and thus I think I see a way out of this.
And if we come together in unity and we cooperate in protecting our own freedom and the freedom of each other, it’s over! It’s over! They can’t impose what they want if we do that.
It’s not a case of “is the answer not there?” It’s whether we’re prepared to take it. And that’s the choice, my God, we’ve got to make. And we’ve got to make it quick.
One of the great targets is the heart. I’m talking about the heart vortex within the human energy field – the heart chakra, or wheel of light as they call it in the East. And, you know, we think of love in a certain way being attracted to somebody or loving your kids.
But actually, love in its true sense does not say I want the best for my kids. Although we do, of course we do. It says, I want the best for everybody. It’s not just love in the sense that people perceive it. It opens you to Infinity. It’s our connection to all that is, has been and ever can be.
One definition I would give for this kind of love is the absence of fear. I would call evil the absence of love. You infuse love into evil, evil’s not evil anymore.
But it’s also the absence of fear. Because once you open to this Insight, the self-identity, you know, there’s nothing to fear because whatever happens, whatever experiences we’re having, we are always an expression – point of attention within all that is, has been and ever can be.
And however bad the experience we’re currently having, that is what we always are: all that is, has been and ever can be. And so this does not fear. This will always do what it knows to be right, and therefore does not consider consequences for doing what it knows to be right, because it would never consider doing anything but what it knows to be right. Thus consequences are irrelevant. I do what I know to be right.
Consequences therefore are not even a conversation. And one of the great fears that people have is the fear of the unknown, which manifests is the fear of death. And because you reach this point of connection and this point of insight, you know, I’m not sitting cross-legged on a mountain like the bloody Buddha. Anyone can do this! It’s our natural state.
When you open your heart, you know that death is nothing except a transfer of attention. That’s all it is. It’s moving out of this brief experience into the expansive true self. So, when you open this all this comes to you, you know, all this. And therefore, this would never, never be intimidated by authority seeking to impose itself upon you when you know it’s not justified. It’s about destroying your freedom.
This is freedom. It’s the freedom of knowing the scale of who we really are. It’s the freedom of connecting with all that is. When there’s a revolution of this, acquiescence will stop. This would never acquiesce to impositions on freedom. Never do it. Always does what it knows to be right.
This is the revolution. This will change everything and anyone can do it. When that penny drops, and this as a result opens: game over. Game over.
Political Satirist Takes Up the Fight Against Tyranny
CJ Hopkins, a playwright, novelist, and columnist describes the two phases of implementation of the Great Reset as an initial shock-and-awe phase, followed by a more insidious reprogramming phase in which we’re trained to accept our lot as subjugated slaves within a totalitarian control system
Phase 2 includes the implementation of a segregation system based on vaccination requirements
In the U.S., 14 states have implemented laws banning the requirement of vaccine passports to prevent a two-tier society from forming. In Europe, however, due to the smaller sizes of each country, it’s easier to impose ideological uniformity
The lifting of mask mandates for vaccinated individuals is a strategy to coerce compliance with vaccination. Being coerced into compliance to “regain” basic human freedom is no freedom at all
It’s crucial to push back against all efforts to implement social segregation of unvaccinated individuals. You do this with peaceful civil disobedience, and insisting on not being discriminated against
In this interview, CJ Hopkins, an American playwright, novelist, and columnist who currently resides in Berlin, Germany, discusses the implementation of the globalist plan for a new normal, also known as the Great Reset. The first year or two of Phase 1, Hopkins describes as the “shock-and-awe” phase.
“It’s pretty classic,” he says. “It’s the hysteria that was rolled out right at the beginning of [the COVID-19 pandemic]. We had the fake pictures of people dropping dead in the streets in China, and they were advertising a 3.4% death rate. Hundreds of millions of people were going to die.
States of emergency were declared. I covered all of this with citations in my early columns. Basically, a police state was rolled out and everyone was locked down. Here in Europe, the police were arresting people for being outside without permission. Neighbors started reporting their neighbors for going outdoors without a mask or beyond curfew.
That was pretty much the whole first year. This was really shock and awe. It feels like now we’re moving into Phase 2 with the rollout of a social segregation system and vaccine passes. In a lot of ways, I feel like Phase 2 is going to be more insidious than Phase 1 was.”
What’s in Store for Phase 2?
While hesitant to predict what’s to come, Hopkins fears some version of the intended social segregation system will be implemented despite public pushback. “That really concerns me,” he says. Even partial implementation can be enough to get the proverbial foot in the door, so to speak, to allow a fuller implementation to occur later on.
In the U.S., resistance by certain states is encouraging. So far, 14 states have implemented laws banning the requirement of vaccine passports to prevent a two-tier society from forming. In Europe, however, due to the smaller sizes of each country, it’s easier to create the ideological uniformity required to impose these systems, so what happens there remains to be seen. When asked how he’s structuring his resistance to the plan for global tyranny, Hopkins replies:
“The main way is through my ‘Consent Factory’ columns. My essays. And through the ‘Consent Factory’ on social media. I try to whip up as much resistance and create as much awareness as I can and urge people to spread that and do the same. That’s what I do. My medium is words.
On a personal level, I think it’s really important not to cooperate with the system. For example, in Germany, they’re rolling out a segregation system so that if I want to go to a restaurant, a café, a nonessential store or attend the theater, I need to present either a proof of vaccination or a negative test within 24 hours to enter these establishments.
I think it’s really important for those of us who are pushing back against this, to not play along. I’m going to try to go to the restaurants. I’m going to try to enter the stores.
And I want to make the people who have been made responsible for the system, I want to make them eject me, and I want to politely but loudly make it clear: ‘You’re ejecting me from your establishment because I’m not conforming to this insane ideological program.’ Hopefully, if a lot of people do this, enough social friction can be created and build resistance to it.”
Coerced Compliance Is Not a Return of Freedom
In the U.S., the lifting of mask mandates for vaccinated individuals only appears to be part of the more insidious style we can expect in Phase 2. In essence, it’s just another strategy to coerce compliance with vaccination. “Get the vaccine and you can have your freedom; you can go back to normal,” is the idea here.
But it’s a false freedom. Being coerced to comply with the demand to be a guinea pig for experimental gene therapy to “regain” basic human freedom is hardly freedom.
“This is what I mean by I think Phase 2 is going to be more insidious than Phase 1, because that’s exactly right. We’re getting this carrot-and-stick stuff,” Hopkins says. “Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton came out and tweeted, ‘Get vaccinated or wear a mask.’ That’s it. These are the choices …
My sense is the mask regulations will probably be the last thing to go here in Germany. Clearly, the masks, I think, were the primary means of generating the appearance of an apocalyptic plague that is threatening the very fabric of society. When people take off their masks, the illusion will just evaporate.”
Suffocating Censorship Abounds
As in the U.S., Germany and virtually all other countries are experiencing severe censorship of anything COVID-19 related. Hopkins describes the situation as “suffocating,” saying “it’s been one of the most impressive and frightening experiences that I can remember.”
Very quickly, the German media, government, and entertainment industry started marching in lockstep. Gleichschaltung is a German word that harkens back to the Nazi regime. Gleich means “the same” and scaling means “to switch.”
“What it means is basically synchronizing all aspects of culture, messaging and ideology in the society to make everything absolutely uniform and to eliminate all dissent,” Hopkins explains. “Of course, this is what the Nazis did, and this is exactly what I have witnessed here.
It happened almost instantly, in the spring of 2020. And it has been absolutely suffocating. Anyone protesting, questioning or challenging the official narrative has been demonized as a far-right conspiracy theorist, an anti-Semitic extremist. It’s been really intense.”
How Did We Get Here?
For many, myself included, the current reality is beyond surreal. It’s like living in a nightmare, hoping to wake up at any moment. How did we get here? Hopkins offers his personal take on the situation:
“I started writing political satire and commentary back in 2016. I did that because I got interested in the Donald Trump phenomenon. I’m not a fan of Donald Trump personally, but something new was happening and it caught my attention.
What I covered all during the Trump years was this unauthorized president got elected and it felt to me like this was part of a broader populist pushback against whatever you want to call it — global capitalist ideology is what I call it — and what we’ve been living with for the last 30 years since the fall of the Soviet Union …
Suddenly around 2016, there was Brexit and Trump and various reactionary populist movements rising up in Europe. It interested me. Here’s some resistance against the new ideology.
What I watched, what I described in my columns and in my books, was the system, the entire global system, and this is where it gets too simplistic to talk about because it’s not a bunch of capitalists sitting in a room, scheming and plotting all this out. It’s the system reacting to this insurgency, to this sort of populist rebellion inside of it.
And what they did is very clear. They made an example of Trump. They demonized him. They demonized everybody who put him in office. Really polarized society so that you were either a good Democrat or you were a white supremacist, racist, neo-Nazi monster. They did this for four years solid and, of course, it all culminated in 2020 when they removed Trump from office and then had the big spectacle of ‘restoring normality.’
I can’t help but see the rollout of the ‘new normal’ and this whole narrative, this introduction, of what I see as a more totalitarian version of global capitalist society. I see this in that same context.
A point that I always make about this is the lockdowns were the big thing in the beginning, right? And for most of the last year. Where does the concept of lockdown come from? Well, it comes from prisons. And when do you lock the prisoners down? You lock them down when they’re rebelling, when they’re rioting.
And you do it to remind them, ‘Hey, you’re in prison, and we can lock you down and impose any type of measures on you that we want, any time we want, until you start toeing the line.’ I cannot help but see what we’ve been through during this past year as part of that lesson that the ruling establishment, the system itself, is teaching us …
There’s a book that I recommend to everyone — especially to true believers if any of them are watching and they still have just a little bit of an open mind — by Milton Mayer, called ‘They Thought They Were Free.’ He was here in Germany in the 1930s as the Nazis came to power, as this ideological synchronization was rolled out. And what he describes mirrors almost exactly what we’ve been experiencing.
The context is completely different. It’s not a political ideology that’s being rolled out [now]. But just the introduction of this official narrative, this official ideology, and the coercion and implementation of police measures and the abrogation of the constitution [is the same as back then].
And people’s reactions to it and nonreactions to it. How it was all implemented step by step by step, the old ‘how to boil a frog’ thing. If you read that and compare it to what we’ve been through for the last year, it’s just horrifying.”
What Can We Do?
The book, “They Thought They Were Free,” is available as a free PDF download here. Now, if what we’re experiencing is subjugation training, how can we most effectively resist it? Certainly, we need to spread the word and collaborate with friends and neighbors, because if they’re listening to the mainstream media, they’re not getting this at all.
One of the most frightening parts of this is the attempts to coerce people into getting vaccinated with experimental gene therapy. What’s happening is absolutely 100% illegal and a clear violation of the Nuremberg Code, because the only way you can give informed consent to anything is to have both sides of the story.
But they are only presenting one side. Anything that opposes their narrative is immediately censored. People with any kind of following on social media are simply de-platformed. As a result, people have no idea what they’re getting themselves into.
Clearly, we have to realize that this is a long-term game. The globalists, the technocratic elite who are running this nightmare simulation, have been organizing and planning its execution for decades. They’re not flying by the seat of their pants. They have a long-term game plan, and we need to establish one too, even if, for the moment, we’re lagging.
“I think you’re absolutely right and this is why I brought up that term, Gleichschaltung, this synchronization,” Hopkins says. “It’s very clear to me, to you, to those of us who have been paying attention, the intensity of the effort to silence discussion. To silence dissent. To silence questioning.
To present this uniform ideological narrative … and there’s no room in it for questioning, for argument, for a discussion. If you question it, you are absolutely demonized. It makes it really difficult to communicate. I’m a satirist, so I think I kind of slip through the lines because maybe the censors don’t know if I’m serious or not.
It’s more difficult for people who are just trying to present facts and information because they’re getting completely shut out. I think we have to continue to try to do it no matter what. I think it’s important to repeatedly present the facts.
To repeatedly point out what happened at the beginning of this — All the propaganda. All the false information. Where [the virus] came from. The models. The way the PCR tests were used to generate the appearance that suddenly, perfectly healthy people became medical cases.”
How a Real-World Pandemic Simulation Was Created
That last point is an important one. We now know, rather unequivocally, that we did not have a lethal pandemic as much as we had a casedemic, meaning a pandemic of false-positive tests.
The vast majority were perfectly healthy, but because the PCR tests were run at a ridiculously and indefensibly high cycle threshold (CT), they picked up dead fragments of the virus, resulting in false positives. Medicine as we know it was suddenly turned on its head, and these healthy individuals were deemed “sick” based on flawed testing and nothing else.
Once actual death counts dropped, mainstream media reverted from flashing death statistics to “case” statistics, thereby making it appear as though the pandemic was raging, even as hospitals remained empty of COVID-19 patients.
“It’s so frustrating because you can’t get this through to people who are true believers,” Hopkins says. “First of all, the test was never meant to be diagnostic of illness. But the fact that you could turn this test up to 40, 50 cycles, and suddenly people who were perfectly healthy, with no symptoms of illness whatsoever, became medical cases.
The next step, of course, was to use that to inflate the deaths. Then people who were dying in hospitals, they didn’t have to be dying of [some other] illness anymore. If they were tested and the PCR test showed they had been infected, then they were COVID deaths. And then those statistics were exploded. They basically redefined traditional established scientific and medical knowledge.”
That too is a key point. The official narrative violates just about everything we know about medicine and science. And they did it simply by redefining terms. The World Health Organization redefined the word “pandemic.” The medical term “case” was redefined, as was the definition of a “COVID death.” They’ve redefined the term “herd immunity” and even the term “anti-vaxxer.”
According to Merriam-Webster, an “anti-vaxxer” is now anyone who opposes vaccination or simply disagrees with vaccine mandates. Based on this loosened definition, an estimated 79% of Americans are now anti-vaxxers.1 Most recently, they redefined what a “breakthrough case” is among the vaccinated.
It’s All About Manipulating Statistics
Those who define the terms control the narrative. Simply by redefining what constitutes illness, they’re able to dial the pandemic up and down at will. On the day President Biden was inaugurated, the pandemic was dialed back by the WHO simply lowering the recommended CT. By then, the vaccination program had begun, and to make the vaccines appear effective, the caseload needed to decline.
Unfortunately, breakthrough cases started appearing, meaningfully vaccinated individuals were being hospitalized for COVID-19. So, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed the definition of a breakthrough case and lowered the recommended CT when testing fully vaccinated individuals.2
The CDC no longer records mild or asymptomatic infections in vaccinated individuals as “COVID cases.” The only cases that now count as COVID cases — if the patient has been vaccinated against COVID-19 — are those that result in hospitalization or death.3,4 And, like magic, the vaccine effectiveness got a boost. Breakthrough cases dropped by several thousand overnight, from 10,262 (as of April 30, 2021)5 to 3,0166 (as of June 1, 2021).
Meanwhile, if you’re unvaccinated and come down with a mild case, or if you test positive at a higher CT and have no symptoms, you still count as a COVID case. So, we now have this remarkably unscientific and illogical situation where testing rules and definitions of illness vary depending on whether the patient is vaccinated or unvaccinated!
There’s only one reason for doing something as unprecedented as this: to manipulate statistics. This allows the CDC to inflate the caseload among unvaccinated people and minimize breakthrough cases among the vaccinated. The result is that unvaccinated people will appear more prone to infection, even though they’re not, and the vaccines will appear far more protective than they actually are.
“The reason it is so difficult to resist is [because] this simulation has been created through all of these means that we’re talking about, and the people who believe in this simulation — I’ve likened them to cult members — there’s no shaking their belief in this,” Hopkins says.
“I think it’s important, nonetheless, to keep confronting them and presenting these facts to everybody. The other [strategy] is on a personal level, just as I was saying before.
I think it’s crucial that those of us who are not true believers in this new ideology continue to try to live according to reality, and refuse to reify it, refuse to behave according to these rules that are being imposed.
Fundamentally, the idea that anything about this virus requires a radical restructuring of society where I have to present my medical papers to get a cup of coffee is insane. It’s literally insane. And it’s important that those of us who continue to have a grip on reality treat it as insane, and not treat it as legitimate at all …”
In closing, I believe a major part of the solution is to develop alternative distribution networks that are censorship-resistant. Ultimately, we need a decentralized Internet. That’s currently in the works, but full implementation of it is bound to take years. In the meantime, we have to perfect online “guerilla tactics” to get around the censorship and form collaborative networks. We also need to engage in peaceful civil disobedience in our day-to-day lives. As noted by Hopkins:
“Until we get there, it’s crucial to continue to use whatever means. People are trying to avoid Facebook censors by playing with the fonts and the pictures and what have you. It’s another thing that people can study — in totalitarian societies, people adapted.
Everyone knew that the official sources were just pumping out propaganda, so, they learned how to speak and read between the lines. It might become more and more necessary to find ways to not say directly what you’re saying, but rather point to it so that it can lead other people to where you’re going. So, use whatever means are still available to get the facts, to get reality, out there.
Secondly, and I think just as important, back to my point about how we live our everyday lives. Go back to that restaurant where I have to show my vaccine pass or my test to sit down and get a cup of coffee. I have choices. I could choose to stay home. I could choose to get a counterfeit vax pass.
Neither one of those to me are the right choices because the choice is to go and demand that people treat me according to reality and not treat me according to the rules of their new ideology. Create that friction … I have no hostility to the server, but I want to make that server uncomfortable with what he or she is doing.
I want to make the other people who are sitting in the restaurant uncomfortable watching me be ejected, watching me be segregated because I don’t conform to this ideology. Maybe they all go home and sleep soundly. Maybe two of them are haunted by that moment.
Maybe they see another moment like that in another café the next day. Or at the cinema that night when they go out. The more moments they see of people standing up and saying, ‘This is insane and it is wrong and I’m not going to cooperate with it’ — all these little moments of friction, they can build and create the resistance that we need.”