Peace Train” – Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ timeless anthem of hope and unity – was originally released on the classic album ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ in 1971 and was Stevens’ first US Top 10 hit, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
This Song Around The World version features more than 25 musicians from 12 countries and unites Yusuf / Cat Stevens, singing and playing a beautiful white piano in a tranquil open air setting in Istanbul, Turkey, with musicians such as five time Grammy Award winning blues/americana artist Keb’ Mo’; Grammy nominated Senegalese artist Baaba Maal; Silkroad’s Rhiannon Giddens—also a Grammy Award winner; Ghassan Birumi playing the oud in Ramallah, Palestine; musicians from the Silkroad Ensemble in Rhinebeck, New York; Pat Simmons (The Doobie Brothers) and James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass player with Bonnie Raitt) performing in Maui, Hawaii; and bringing together conflict regions with Tushar Lall playing the harmonium in Delhi, India, and Joshua Amjad playing the Kartaal in Karachi, Pakistan.
“Peace Train” Lyrics by Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Now I’ve been happy lately
Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun
Oh, I’ve been smiling lately
Dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be
Someday it’s going to come
‘Cause I’m on the edge of darkness
There ride the Peace Train
Oh, Peace Train take this country
Come take me home again
Now I’ve been smiling lately,
Thinkin’ about the good things to come
And I believe it could be,
Something good has begun
Oh Peace Train sounding louder
Glide on the Peace Train
Come on now Peace Train
Yes, Peace Train holy roller
Everyone jump upon the Peace Train
Come on now, Peace Train
Get your bags together,
Go bring your good friends, too
‘Cause it’s getting nearer,
It soon will be with you
Now come and join the living,
It’s not so far from you
And it’s getting nearer,
Soon it will all be true
Oh Peace Train sounding louder
Glide on the Peace Train
Come on now Peace Train
Now I’ve been crying lately,
Thinkin’ about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating,
Why can’t we live in bliss
‘Cause out on the edge of darkness,
There rides a Peace Train
Oh Peace Train take this country,
Come take me home again
Oh Peace Train sounding louder
Glide on the Peace Train
Come on now, Peace Train
Yes, Peace Train holy roller
Everyone jump upon the Peace Train
Come on, come on, come on
Yes, come on, peace train
Yes, it’s the peace train
Come on now, peace train
Oh, peace train
Mass Shootings: The Vicious Cycle Fueled By America’s Toxic Cult of Violence | John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead
“Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Given the profits made by arms manufacturers, the defense industry, gun dealers, and the lobbyists who represent them in Congress, it comes as no surprise that the culture of violence cannot be abstracted from either the culture of business or the corruption of politics.”—Professor Henry A. Giroux
We are caught in a vicious cycle.
With alarming regularity, the nation is being subjected to a heartbreaking spate of violence that terrorizes the populace, fractures communities, and gives the government greater justifications to crack down, lock down, and institute even more authoritarian policies for the so-called sake of national security without many objections from the citizenry.
Mass shootings have taken place in schools, on college campuses, movie theaters, nightclubs, grocery stores, concert venues, bars, workplaces, churches, on military bases, and in government offices. In almost every instance, the shooters were dressed in military-style gear and armed with military-style weapons.
This Uvalde shooting took place ten days after another 18-year-old man, heavily armed and wearing tactical gear (including a tactical helmet and plated armor), opened fire in a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y, killing 10 people.
Yet surely there’s more to these shootings than just easy access to weapons and mental illness.
Ask yourself: Why do these mass shootings keep happening? Who are these shooters modeling themselves after? Where are they finding the inspiration for their weaponry and tactics? Whose stance and techniques are they mirroring?
When you start to connect the dots, they lead right back to the American police state and the war-drenched, violence-imbued, profit-driven military industrial complex, both of which continue to dominate, dictate and shape almost every aspect of our lives.
This is how you cultivate loyalty to a war machine.
This is how, to borrow from the subtitle to the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove, you teach a nation to “stop worrying and love the bomb.”
This is how you sustain the nation’s appetite for war.
As journalist David Sirota writes for Salon, to those who profit from war, it is “a ‘product’ to be sold via pop culture products that sanitize war and, in the process, boost recruitment numbers.”
No wonder entertainment violence is the hottest selling ticket at the box office. As professor Henry Giroux points out, “Popular culture not only trades in violence as entertainment, but also it delivers violence to a society addicted to a pleasure principle steeped in graphic and extreme images of human suffering, mayhem and torture.”
No wonder the government continues to whet the nation’s appetite for violence and war through paid propaganda programs (seeded throughout sports entertainment, Hollywood blockbusters and video games)—what professor Roger Stahl refers to as “militainment“—that glorify the military and serve as recruiting tools for America’s expanding military empire.
No wonder Americans from a very young age are being groomed to enlist as foot soldiers—even virtual ones—in America’s Army (coincidentally, that’s also the name of a first-person shooter video game that was produced by the military and used as a pivotal recruiting tool for 20 years).
Explorer scouts, for example, have been one of the most popular recruiting tools for the military and its civilian counterparts (law enforcement, Border Patrol, and the FBI). Writing for The Atlantic, a former Explorer scout described the highlight of the program: monthly weekend maneuvers with the National Guard where scouts “got to fire live rounds from M16s, M60 machine guns, and M203 grenade launchers… we would have urban firefights (shooting blanks, of course) in Combat Town, a warren of concrete buildings designed for just that purpose. The exercise always devolved into a free-for-all, with all of us weekend warriors emptying clip after clip of blanks until we couldn’t see past the end of our rifles for all the smoke in the air.”
No wonder America spends more money on war than the combined military budgets of China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Italy and Brazil. America polices the globe, with 800 military bases and troops stationed in 160 countries. Moreover, the war hawks have turned the American homeland into a quasi-battlefield with military gear, weapons and tactics. In turn, domestic police forces have become roving extensions of the military—a standing army.
You want to stop the gun violence?
Stop the worship of violence that permeates our culture.
Stop treating guns and war as entertainment fodder in movies, music, video games, toys, amusement parks, reality TV, sports and more.
Stop distributing weapons of war (weapons that have no business being anywhere but on a battlefield) to the local police and transforming police into extensions of the military.
Stop exposing young people to the military industrial complex’s pervasive propaganda.
Stop falling for the military industrial complex’s psychological war games.
Salvador Ramos may have pulled the trigger that resulted in the mayhem in Uvalde, Tex., but something else is driving the madness.
We’ve got to do more than react in a knee-jerk fashion.
Those who want safety at all costs will clamor for more gun control measures, widespread mental health screening of the general population and greater scrutiny of military veterans, more threat assessments and behavioral sensing warnings, more CCTV cameras with facial recognition capabilities, more “See Something, Say Something” programs aimed at turning Americans into snitches and spies, more metal detectors and whole-body imaging devices at soft targets, more roaming squads of militarized police empowered to do random bag searches, more fusion centers to centralize and disseminate information to law enforcement agencies, and more surveillance of what Americans say and do, where they go, what they buy and how they spend their time.
What we need is a thoughtful, measured, apolitical response to these shootings that takes aim at the violence plaguing our nation by lowering the levels of violence here and abroad, whether it’s violence we export to other countries, violence we glorify in entertainment, or violence we revel in when it’s leveled at our so-called enemies, politically or otherwise.
Our prolonged exposure to the toxic culture of the American police state is deadly.
Can you imagine a world where strangers stop to smile at each other, take time to sit and talk, to rest, and reach out and comfort one another? Where there is a sense of safety, you, and plenty for all? A world where there is no concept of loneliness? Where fear between people has no meaning. Where you can travel and learn from each other’s cultures? Where all people live with gentleness in peace. I can too. Because it’s happening.
As you know though, it wasn’t always like this. There was a time when the world was fractured and hurting. Filled with much anxiety, loneliness, depression, and greed. Stress was the number one ailment and fear a constant companion. Countries were at war. Strangers were dangerous. And your home was a place with four walls. Not a family or community or place inside yourself of peace and love.
That is until one day, little by little the change began with a group of people who came together to form a small community. Learning to embrace, embody and live in the wise spirit of gentleness they began to make contact, connect and deeply listen to one another.
Over time this once small community of people grew and spread, like lanterns of gentleness across the land their soft, bright, light rippled out and touched the world.
And as this gentleness spread so fear dissolved. Resistance softened, and people’s hearts were opened. Feelings of safety, acceptance, belonging, and love filled us up – until eventually gentle respect and tender love for all people, all species, and our earth itself became a part of our biology, our DNA and our evolution.
And it is true to say that some of this medicine did begin with ‘A Touch of Gentleness.’
Peace Within Me, Peace Surrounds Me, Peace From Me, Let There Be Peace | Ajeet Kaur [MUSIC VIDEO]
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
Watch this most beautiful music video with Ajeet Kaur and imagine peace in the world: Peace within me, peace surrounds me, peace from me, by thy grace let there be peace.
In this video, come with sacred chant artist Ajeet Kaur on a journey to India and chant along with her to the soundtrack of “Peace” from her album At the Temple Door featuring Todd Boston, Snatam Kaur, Sukhmani Kaur Rayat and Ram Dass Khalsa. Wash away your worries and find the peace within through this mantra to experience our connection to each other and the divine. Filmed on location in Rishikesh, India.
Peace within me
Peace surrounding me
Peace from me
By thy grace let there be peace
Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahe Guru (One creator created this creation. Truth is His Name. Great beyond description is His Infinite Wisdom)
A Prayer for Peace – Make Me an Instrument (Prayer of St. Francis) – Mei-lan
Let’s unite our voices and our hearts in a prayer for peace. 🙏
Sending comfort and strength to all in need.
All my love,
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Attorneys Reiner Fuellmich and Viviane Fischer Announce Grand Jury Proceeding for Covid-19 Crimes will Begin Feb 5th, 2022
Watch attorneys Reiner Fuellmich and Viviane Fischer announce grand jury proceedings for Covid-19 crimes against humanity will begin Feb 5th, 2022.
(Corona Committee Statement)
“In serious criminal cases in the U.S., a so-called grand jury is presented with the evidence at hand to convince them that this evidence is sufficient to bring public charges against the defendants.
We are adopting this model to prove to the public, with the help of real witnesses, lawyers, a judge and experts from around the world, that we are dealing with crimes against humanity that span the globe.
The goal is a coherent presentation of all the facts gathered to date, and thus to convince the populations of all countries that resistance here is not only possible but required of every individual.”
From B.C. to Ontario, the Trucker Freedom Convoy is Closing in on Ottawa
11,000-Truck, 93-Mile-Long ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests Canada’s Vaccine Mandate, as Government Digs in Heels
As the “Freedom Convoy” of truckers protesting Canada’s vaccine mandates rolled through southeast Alberta, Canadian government officials reiterated support for the policy that requires Canadian and U.S. truckers to show proof of vaccination in order to cross the border.
As the “Freedom Convoy” of truckers protesting Canada’s vaccine mandates rolled through southeast Alberta, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday slammed conservative politicians, accusing them of fear-mongering.
“I regret that the Conservative Party and conservative politicians are fear-mongering to Canadians about the supply chain, but the reality is that vaccination is how we’re going to get through this,” Trudeau told reporters who asked if the mandate policy could disrupt supply chains.
“We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our federal government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people.”
The 11,000-truck, 93-mile long convoy is traveling from the country’s westernmost province, British Columbia, toward Ottawa, the country’s capital, where they will hold a demonstration on Jan. 29. The truckers said they will not leave until the mandates are lifted.
The Toronto Star reported the convoy drew “large crowds of supporters from across the region, many holding signs and waving flags.”
As of Jan. 15, the Canadian government required all truck drivers entering Canada from the U.S., regardless of citizenship, to be fully vaccinated against COVID. Any driver who cannot show proof of vaccination will be denied entry and placed in quarantine for two weeks.
The U.S. government implemented the same policy last week on the American side of the border.
“We’re going to end mandates,” convoy co-organizer Chris Barber said.
“It’s not about anti-vaccination — that’s everybody’s personal choice — this is about the mandates,” said Barber.
“The straw that broke the camel’s back was the U.S.A. border for commercial drivers, and you have to show the COVID passport — a lot of guys are going to lose their jobs over that.”
Barber, a truck driver of 28 years, said he himself is vaccinated, but he wants to support fellow drivers who are not.
“This (COVID-19 vaccination) passport has gone too far,” said Barber. “If we can’t get across the border freely, and we’re being forced to [be vaccinated] by the federal government, we can take a stand or we can’t.”
The Canadian Trucking Alliance and the American Trucking Associations said up to 26,000 of the 160,000 drivers who make regular trips across the Canada-U.S. border are likely to be sidelined by the vaccine mandate.
During a press conference Monday, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe called the mandate “unnecessary” since many truckers are vaccinated and rapid tests are widely available in Canada.
“It’s an unnecessary policy and it’s one that’s going to have, unfortunately, potentially some significant impacts on us accessing essential services, including food that we need in our communities,” said Moe.
A number of Conservative Party politicians joined Moe Monday in expressing concern about the economic impact of the mandate. Parliament member Melissa Lantsman, the party’s transport critic, urged supporters to sign a petition opposing new vaccine requirements.
Lantsman claimed the policy would result in the loss of thousands of jobs and “empty shelves in Canadian retail sectors.”
Neither Trudeau nor his ministers have yet presented a plan to deal with potential supply line disruptions, but Tuesday the government and industry allies made clear they weren’t backing down on the mandate.
In a joint statement, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough and Stephen Laskowski, president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), said COVID vaccines are the “most effective tool to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect public health.”
In an interview with CBC’s Power & Politics, Alghabra said the government is not interested in alternatives like rapid testing for unvaccinated truckers.
He said truckers and the wider industry have had months to prepare for the new regulations and drivers must now get the shot or stop driving over the border.
Industries already affected by a chronic shortage of truckers worry about the economic impact of more driver shortages under the new mandate.
Joel Neuheimer, vice president of the Forest Products Association of Canada, told the Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn that the trucker vaccine mandate is hurting the fragile lumber supply chain, as prices per 1,000 board feet have topped more than $1,200 from a pre-pandemic average of $300.
“The mandate on Canadian border trips is hurting when our supply chains are extremely fragile,” said Neuheimer.
“We are basically in the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day,” he added, “where we are continuing to see” the same price cycles and transportation issues repeatedly.
Meanwhile, support along the route seems to be growing with thousands of Canadians gathering on snowy overpasses to cheer on the convoy whose trucks extend an estimated 90 miles past the fog-shrouded horizon.
To date, the GoFundMe page supporting the Freedom Convoy has raised more than $6.1 million to support the fuel needs of the drivers and, potentially, food and lodging.
The GoFundMe page states that all funds go directly to providers of these services for the truckers. However, on Wednesday, GoFundMe put a hold on the funds.
“We require that fundraisers be transparent about the flow of funds and have a clear plan for how those funds will be spent,” Rachel Hollis, GoFundMe’s director of communications said in an email. She said the company is in touch with the organizer.
Daily video documentation of the drive is available at Rebel News.
In 2014, Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a stroke. After that, he was unable to speak or continue his teaching. In October 2018, he expressed his wish, using gestures, to return to the temple in Vietnam where he had been ordained as a young monk. Devotees from many parts of the world continued to visit him at the temple.
As a scholar of the contemporary practices of Buddhist meditation, I have studied his simple yet profound teachings, which combine mindfulness with social change, and which I believe will continue to have an impact around the world.
In the 1960s, Thich Nhat Hanh played an active role in promoting peace during the years of war in Vietnam. He was in his mid-20s when he became active in efforts to revitalize Vietnamese Buddhism for peace efforts.
Over the next few years, Thich Nhat Hanh set up a number of organizations based on Buddhist principles of nonviolence and compassion. His School of Youth and Social Service, a grassroots relief organization, consisted of 10,000 volunteers and social workers offering aid to war-torn villages, rebuilding schools, and establishing medical centers.
He also established the Order of Interbeing, a community of monastics and lay Buddhists who made a commitment to compassionate action and supported war victims. In addition, he founded a Buddhist university, a publishing house, and a peace activist magazine as ways to spread the message of compassion.
In 1966, Thich Nhat Hanh traveled to the United States and Europe to appeal for peace in Vietnam.
In lectures delivered across many cities, he compellingly described the war’s devastation, spoke of the Vietnamese people’s wish for peace, and appealed to the U.S. to cease its air offensive against Vietnam.
During his years in the U.S., he met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.
However, because of his peace work and refusal to choose sides in his country’s civil war, both the communist and noncommunist governments banned him, forcing Thich Nhat Hanh to live in exile for over 40 years.
During these years, the emphasis of his message shifted from the immediacy of the Vietnam War to being present in the moment—an idea that has come to be called “mindfulness.”
In his book, You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment, he urged people to pay attention to what they were experiencing in their body and mind at any given moment and to not dwell in the past or think of the future. His emphasis was on the awareness of the breath. He taught his readers to say internally, “I’m breathing in; this is an in-breath. I’m breathing out; this is an out-breath.”
People interested in practicing meditation didn’t need to spend days at a meditation retreat or find a teacher. His teachings emphasized that mindfulness could be practiced anytime, even when doing routine chores. Even when doing dishes, people could simply focus on the activity and be fully present. Peace, happiness, joy, and true love, he said, could be found only in the present moment.
Mindfulness in America
Thich Nhat Hanh’s mindfulness practices don’t advocate disengagement with the world. Rather, in his view, the practice of mindfulness could lead one toward “compassionate action,” like practicing openness to others’ viewpoints and sharing material resources with those in need.
For Thich Nhat Hanh, however, mindfulness was not a means to a more productive day but a way of understanding “interbeing,” the connection and codependence of everyone and everything. In a documentary, Walk With Me, he illustrated interbeing in the following way:
A young girl asks him how to deal with the grief of her recently deceased dog. He instructs her to look into the sky and watch a cloud disappear. The cloud has not died but has become the rain and the tea in the teacup. Just as the cloud is alive in a new form, so is the dog. Being aware and mindful of the tea offers a reflection on the nature of reality. He believed this understanding could lead to more peace in the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh’s Lasting Impact
Thich Nhat Hanh will have a lasting impact through the legacy of his teachings in over 100 books, 11 global practice centers, over 1,000 global lay communities, and dozens of online community groups. The disciples closest to him—the 600 monks and nuns ordained in his Plum Village tradition, along with lay teachers—have been planning to continue their teacher’s legacy for some time.
Brooke Schedneckis an assistant professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, where her research interests include contemporary Buddhism, religions of Southeast Asia, gender in Asian religions, and religious tourism.
They’re Terrified of Us Realizing Who We Are and Who’s Really In Power | DAVID ICKE
David Icke gives a super inspirational speech about us all realizing who we are and why we are the ones in power – not the so-called elites.
You know, when you look at a pyramid, we’ve been manipulated to believe the power in a pyramid is at the top. In ain’t. The top of the pyramid is there because the rest of the pyramids holding it up. We’re holding this whole thing together. There’s a story I told many years ago of a British comedian called, Larry Grayson, who died. And I went to his memorial service in Covent Garden and this other comedian did this tribute to his life, in which he read out this story. That Larry Grayson had told him.
When they were going around the variety halls in the theaters in the 60s, they had this all-male show. And Larry Grayson was the only woman in it because he’s dressed up as a woman. And he said that at the end of the show, the last scene, all the sailors, all the men came on dressed as sailors and they were singing “Rule Britannia.” You know, Rule Britannia, Britannia rules the waves. Oh, I’m very pleased for you. OK… And as it built up Larry Grayson would come on dressed as Britannia with a helmet and a shield. And he would be manhandled up the side of this pyramid to the top for the big finish.
And he said one night, he said things seem to be going rather well. He said and then I noticed that a sailor in the bottom left-hand corner had got rather a cough. And this cough got worse and worse and worse to the point where the sailor couldn’t stay in a pyramid anymore and stepped out of it.
Larry, Grayson, symbolic of this elite at the peak of the pyramid, ended up in the second row. And the elites, the power center, had done nothing to bring about this. One sailor at the bottom of the pyramid had got a cough. And the whole thing collapsed. That’s it.
We the “powerless people” are holding the powerful people up there and they know that. They’re terrified of us realizing that. And that’s why this network of manipulation works so hard to keep us in these states. No longer will we just do it because we’re told to do it. Is it just? Is it right? Okay, I’ll do it. Is it unjust? Is it not right? I ain’t doing it.
WE start to make the decisions on what we will and will not do based on our values, and not some imposition from the dark suits. These people are gonna give me, grant me, or grant me not my freedom?
I’m all that is. You can’t grant me freedom. No one can grant me freedom. I AM freedom. It’s what I am.
The big question: What would Consciousness do? What would Consciousness do in this situation?
And when we ask that question, it really just changes the way we see the world. Not, what would I do – mind – oh I’m frightened. What would Consciousness do?
You know this is a great line: If it’s not right, don’t do it. If it’s not true, don’t say it.
And what would transform this World overnight is if we started doing what we knew to be right in the situations we face, instead of what we think is right for us in the moment. What is right? What is just in this situation? If we started making decisions, based on that, the world would be transformed overnight.
These are very simple things. If we want a world of peace, then we need to be peaceful. We don’t need to fight for it. We just need to be peaceful and will bring that about. If we want a world of kindness, we need to be kind and then it will naturally unfold. We don’t fight for kindness.
As Martin Luther, King said, it’s a wonderful saying: “Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience, consciousness ask the question, IS IT RIGHT?”
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right. And when enough of us do that, what is right will manifest by definition. And we’re in this position now where this vibrational change, this energetic change, is taking place when we can start becoming the full magnitude of who we are, where we can be Consciousness in the now, using the mind to experience this reality instead of being governed by it, turning the key to let Consciousness in.
We’re being offered this opportunity now. No longer can we say we didn’t realize who we are. We didn’t know we could do that. And that’s what we’re being offered the chance to do now, to turn the master key, called becoming conscious, that will bring an end to this. It’s being given to us. We just need to take it. And to take it, we need to say: ENOUGH! Enough of being enslaved by these people. Enough of being enslaved by our manipulated ignorance. Enough of being enslaved by the fear of being who we are.
For those of us who value liberty, these past two years have been a bad dream. It seems like we fell asleep in early 2020 and woke up in 1984! They said that if we just put on a mask and stayed home for two weeks, we’d be able to return to normal. The two weeks came and went and instead of going back to normal, they added more restrictions. These past two years have been a story of moving goalposts and “experts” like Anthony Fauci constantly contradicting themselves.
Early on, in April 2020, I warned in an article titled “Next in Coronavirus Tyranny: Forced Vaccinations and ‘Digital Certificates,’” that the ultimate goal of the “two weeks” crowd was to force vaccines and a “vaccine passport” on Americans.
My concerns were at the time written off as just another conspiracy theory. But less than a year later that “conspiracy theory” became a conspiracy fact. I am not happy about being right on this. The introduction of vaccine passports was from the beginning my worst nightmare. The idea that you must “show your papers” to participate in society is a concept that is totally opposed to a free society. It is inhuman.
The history of these past two years is that the worst ideas have been adopted by force and anyone questioning those ideas has been suppressed by force. We learned recently that Dr. Fauci and the director of the National Institutes of Health conspired to deliver a “quick and devastating take-down” of the esteemed scientists behind the Great Barrington Declaration. Were the Great Barrington scientists horribly wrong? Fauci and his boss could not have cared less. They were not interested in a debate. Their only goal was to shut down any opposing views. That’s not science. It’s ideology, politics, and probably self-interest.
As my son Rand said on a recent Liberty Report, thousands of people died because Fauci refused to consider the proven effectiveness of natural immunity against Covid. He and his colleagues were determined to deny any outpatient treatments and insisted on vaccines as the only way out. Now, as we see the vaccines performing so poorly versus natural immunity, their whole strategy lies in tatters. Will anyone apologize to the relatives of all those who died?
When we look back at these two years, hopefully, one thing that will be remembered is how the institutions of state power have all lost their credibility. They have been exposed as frauds and worse.
In a recent massively popular Joe Rogan interview with Dr. Robert Malone – inventor of the mRNA technology that is the backbone of the “vaccines” – Malone discusses the disturbing concept of mass formation psychosis, where fear and manipulation are used to drive a society mad in the service of a group of elites with an agenda. We saw it in Germany in the 1930s.
As Charles Mackay wrote in the 19th century about the madness of crowds, humans go insane in groups but recover one at a time.
What is to be done to defeat tyranny in 2022? We must continue to tell the truth. The truth is winning and the liars are losing. One by one their lies are being exposed. But it is not an easy task. Each of us in 2022 can do a little something to promote truth. Do what you can. The rewards are great!
Ralph Smart (aka Infinite Waters) explains why the globalist’s tyrannical plan to control humanity isn’t working and that we are transforming. This video is brilliantly illustrated by the good folks at After Skool.
Doctor Banned For Questioning Efficacy Of Masks Wins High Court Case
A doctor in the UK who was banned from using social media by the General Medical Council for claiming “masks do nothing” has won his case in the High Court.
Dr. Samuel White was slapped with an 18-month ban by the GMC after he posted a video to Instagram and Twitter in June questioning the efficacy of face coverings.
In the video, White said why he could no longer tolerate working in his previous roles because of the “lies” around the NHS and the government’s response to the pandemic, which were “so vast” he could no longer “stomach” them.
White also committed the ultimate sin of remarking, “masks do nothing” to stop the spread of COVID, despite this being the consensus medical opinion at the start of the pandemic before it mysteriously switched almost overnight.
The doctor also expressed concerns about the safety of vaccines and the reliability of COVID tests.
White took his case against the GMC to the High Court on the basis of his freedom of expression “to engage in medical, scientific and political debate and discussion,” White’s barrister, Francis Hoar, told a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Hoar added that White’s opinions were “supported by large bodies of scientific and medical opinion” and had been “statements of fact and opinions about pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions in response to the pandemic.”
#SOSfromAustralia. The people of Australia are pleading for international help to apply economic and political pressure on your leaders to change the destructive path they are on. Join the worldwide protest at NOON on 4-Dec-2021 at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate. For further information:
Each of us must do what we can stop the globalist plan to enslave the entire planet.
If you can, please drive to your nearest Australian embassy on 4-Dec to protest the conditions in Australia. And if not, then please do the following on 4-Dec at noon wherever you are (be sure to set an alarm) – this is POWERFUL (you should do it EVERY DAY):
Then imagine what FREEDOM looks like and FEELS like in Australia. You can use an image like THIS or any other image that invokes a feeling of freedom for ALL Australians. Hold that image, feeling, and intention in your heart for five or more minutes.
Finally, feel the feeling of GRATITUDE in your heart for the beautiful people of Australia, your brothers and sisters, being free from tyranny once and for all.
Let me paint you a picture. Australia, once known as one of the safest and freest countries in the world – a land of spirit and ceremony, a land of opportunity where the hopeful came for a new start so their children could be free and prosper, where the bachelor had a chance and poor men made good, a land where you are free to explore your surroundings, a land with room to spread one’s wings, a land of brotherhood, celebration, and connection, a land where you came to visit and didn’t want to leave, a land of privacy rights, medical rights, freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom to protest, freedom to worship, thanks to their sacrifice.
But something happened:
“Today is the first full day of the New World Order.”
“We’ve got to accept that this is the New World Order.”
“The New World Order”
And the Australia, we once knew is no more.
“Lock down 6 was announced on August 5.”
It is no longer the land of the young and free. It is now a land of division, blackmail, coercion, discrimination, and medical apartheid – a land where movement speech, religion and opinion are no longer free. Protesting is illegal. Police must enforce corrupt policies to keep their jobs.
“I won’t be a police officer after the end of his interview.”
Police shoot protesters in the back while they are running away. Doctors and nurses cannot speak. They will lose their license. I can’t really talk about that. People have lost their jobs because they don’t want the injection. Children are missing school and attempting suicide at a high rate. We need to show up papers to go shopping.
“If you want freedom, get the jab.”
We can’t travel across state borders, unless we apply for permission to do so. Members of parliament are censored and defamed.
“100% of those studies…” The speaker is interrupted by another man saying: “It’s a conspiracy theory.”
Pregnant women are arrested for a social media post.
“Here’s a search warrant.”
“Search warrant for what?”
Activists who fight for democracy are imprisoned.
“You’re under arrest for incitement.”
Our human rights are gone. Our human rights ARE GONE!
“It’s time that we take off the Covid blinkers and look at what’s happened to our once great and free country.”
Australia can no longer fight for itself. We have been silenced, assaulted, blackmailed and psychologically damaged. We tried to fight this battle alone. The government has instilled so much fear that we have lost our vigor to fight. We are a broken nation. And although we will never give up, we need YOUR help to continue our fight.
We need help from our international friends. We are seeking your support to apply political and economic pressure on our leaders to change the destructive path that we are on.
That is why we are organizing a worldwide protest with Australia excluded in support of our plight for freedom. This is an official SOS from my beautiful country. We plead with you to hear our cries for help.
Do Not Give Up Your Rights – Dr. Julie Ponesse’s Remarkable Speech
Dr. Julie Ponesse is a professor of ethics who has taught at Ontario’s Huron University College for 20 years. She was placed on leave and banned from accessing her campus due to the vaccine mandate. She presented at The Faith and Democracy Series on October 28, 2021. Dr. Ponesse has now taken on a new role with The Democracy Fund, a registered Canadian charity aimed at advancing civil liberties, where she serves as the pandemic ethics scholar.
Think back to a couple of years ago—fall 2019, let’s say. What were you doing then? What was your life like? What did you care about? What did you most fear? What DID YOU IMAGINE ABOUT the FUTURE?
That’s the person I would like to talk to for the next 15 minutes, + I’ll begin with my own story: At the end, I’ll have a FAVOUR to ask plus a little SECRET to share.
In the fall of 2019, I was a professor of ethics and ancient philosophy; I taught students critical thinking + the importance of self-reflection, how to ask good questions and evaluate evidence, how to learn from the past and why democracy requires civic virtue.
Fast forward to September 16, 2021, when I received a “termination with cause” letter after I questioned, and refused to comply, with my employer’s vaccine mandate. I was dismissed for doing exactly what I had been hired to do. I was a professor of ethics questioning what I take to be an unethical demand. You don’t have to look very hard to see the irony.
Canada is governed by laws that are based on ethics. You could say that ethics are the bedrock beneath our democracy.
“The right to determine what shall or shall not be done with one’s own body, and to be free from non-consensual medical treatment, is a right deeply rooted in our common law.” These aren’t my words; they are the words of Justice Sydney Robins of the Ontario Court of Appeal.
With very few exceptions, each person’s body is considered inviolate in Canadian law, and this is the underlying ethos of the Nuremberg Code, a promise to humanity that we would never again endorse uninformed, non-voluntary medical decision-making, even for the patient’s own good, even for the sake of the public good.
By definition, vaccine mandates are coercive immunization strategies: in the absence of coercion — the threat of a loss of employment, for example — people would not voluntarily agree to do what the mandate is trying to achieve!
Employers are holding our careers hostage, and removing our participation in the economy and in public life. Their justification is that “we are in a pandemic,” and we must therefore relinquish autonomy over our bodies for the sake of the public good.
So, let’s talk about autonomy and the public good for a minute.
In emergencies, the Parliament and provincial legislatures have a limited power to pass laws that violate certain Charter rights for the sake of the public good. But, to justify those violations, vaccine mandates would need to meet a very high threshold: COVID-19 would, for example, need to be a highly virulent pathogen for which there is no adequate treatment, and the vaccines would need to be demonstrably effective and safe.
The current state of affairs in Canada meets neither of these criteria.
Consider these facts:
1) COVID-19 has an infection facility rate not even 1% that of smallpox (and it poses even less risk to children)
2) a number of safe, highly effective pharmaceuticals exist to treat it (including monoclonal antibodies, Ivermectin, fluvoxamine, Vitamin D, and Zinc), AND
3) The vaccines have reported more adverse events (including innumerable deaths) than every other vaccine on the marketover the last 30 years.
In light of these facts, I have so many questions:
Why are the vaccinated granted vaccine passports and access to public spaces, when the Director of the CDC has stated that the COVID-19 vaccines cannot prevent transmission?
Why is vaccination the ONLY mitigation strategy when emerging evidence (including a recent Harvard study) shows no discernible relationship between the vaccination rate and new cases?
Why does our government continue to withhold Ivermectin as a recommended treatment when the U-S National Institutes of Health supports it, and when the state of Uttar Pradesh in India distributed it to its 230 million people, reducing its COVID death rate to almost zero? How has India surpassed Canada in Health Care?
Why are we about to vaccinate 5-year-olds when COVID poses to them less risk than the potential vaccine reactions AND while there is NO effective monitoring system for the vaccines?
Why are we focused on the narrow benefits of vaccine-induced immunity when real-world studies show natural immunity is more protective, more potent, and more enduring?
Why do we shame the “vaccine-hesitant” and not the “vaccine adamant”?
“Why,” as a nurse recently asked, “do the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that did not protect the protected in the first place?”
By every measure and from every angle, this is a ‘house of cards’ about to crumble
But the question that interests me is why hasn’t it crumbled already? Why are these questions not the headlines of every major newspaper in Canada every day?
Have the right people simply not seen the right data? Is it just a clerical error…on a global scale?
What has happened to our leadership? Our Prime Minister leads the battle cry: “Don’t think you’re getting on a plane,” he threatened. Campaign promises are now segregationist public policy. Our government encourages us daily to be divisive and hateful.
How did things change so drastically? How did we Canadians change so drastically?
It’s my observation that we are facing a pandemic not just of a virus but a pandemic of compliance and complacency, in a culture of silence, censorship, and institutionalized bullying.
MainStreamd Media likes to say that we are fighting a “war of information” — that misinformation, and even questioning and doubt, have plagued this pandemic.
But it is not only information that is being weaponized, in this war; it is a person’s right to think for herself.
I have heard it say “well I don’t know that much about viruses” so I shouldn’t really have an opinion. but…
The issue is not whether you know more about virology than our public health officials; the issue is why we aren’t all calling them out for not being willing to engage with the evidence and debate someone who has a different opinion.
We should be calling not for an outcome but for a process to be reestablished.
Without that process we have no science, we have no democracy.
Without that process, we are in a kind of moral war.
But, the wars of the past have had clear and distinct boundaries: the east and the west, patriots, and government.
The war we find ourselves in today is one of infiltration instead of invasion, intimidation instead of free choice, of psychological forces so insidious we come to believe the ideas are our own and that we are doing our part by giving up our rights.
As a wise colleague recently said “This is a war about the role of government. It is about our freedom to think and ask questions, and about whether individual autonomy can be downgraded to a conditional privilege or whether it remains a right. It is a war about whether you are to remain a citizen or become a subject. It is about who owns you… you or the state.”
It is about where we draw the line.
This isn’t about liberals and conservatives, pro-and anti-vaxxers, experts, and laypeople. Everyone should care about the truth, everyone should care about the scientific and democratic processes, everyone should care about each other.
There is, I would argue, little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our freedom to debate, to criticize, to demand evidence for what our government asks of us does not survive with it.
As someone born in the 70s, I never thought THIS would be a war I would have to fight, that the right to bodily autonomy, to the free and transparent exchange of information, would be at risk.
Think for a minute about the most unimaginable harms of the last century — the ‘final solution,’ South African apartheid, the Rwandan and Cambodian genocides. Aren’t we supposed to remember atrocities of the past so we don’t repeat them? Well, memories are short, family chains are broken, new worries eclipse the old ones, and the lessons of the past fade into ancient history only to be forgotten.
Today, the vaccinated seem to enjoy all the rights + privileges of a civilized society: freedom of movement, access to education, and the approval of governments, lawmakers, journalists, friends, and family. Vaccination is the ticket to a CONDITIONAL return of our right to participate in Canadian society.
But as John F Kennedy said: “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
I have no doubt that COVID-19 is the greatest threat to humanity we have ever faced; not because of a virus; that is just one chapter of a much longer, more complex story; but because of our response to it.
And that response is, I believe, earning its place in every medical ethics textbook that will be published in the next century.
What can we do?
As Canadian chemist and author Orlando Battista said, “An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”
In our world, politeness, ‘getting by,’ ‘flying under the radar’ seem to be the goals. Gone are the 60s revolutionaries, gone are the patriots of early America. We are the victims — and the soldiers — of a pandemic of compliance.
But compliance is not a virtue; it isn’t neutral, and it certainly isn’t harmless.
When Hannah Arendt covered the trial of Adolf Eichmann for the New Yorker in 1961, she expected to find a complex, arrogant, diabolical, perhaps psychotic man. What she found was quite the opposite. She was struck by his “very ordinariness.” He was “terribly and terrifyingly normal,” she wrote, a man who was “just following orders,” as he said over and over again. What she found was what she called the “banality of evil,” the thoughtless tendency of ordinary people to obey orders in order to conform without thinking for themselves.
The dismissive, well-rehearsed messaging of our public health officials has created a highly efficient machine that does not publish its evidence or engage in debate, but only issues orders that we obligingly follow. With the help of the media, its mistakes are hidden, its policies unquestioned, its dissenters silenced.
How do we break this silence? How do we regain our sanity and rebuild our democracy? Perhaps it’s time to get a little bit noisy. Studies have proven that once an idea is adopted by just 10% of the population, this is the tipping point when ideas, opinions, & beliefs will be rapidly adopted by the rest. A vocal, a **NOISY** 10% is all it takes.
Democracy, “rule of the people,” doesn’t just allow for freedom of expression and inquiry; it requires it.
And the little SECRET I promised you at the beginning? Here it is you AREN’T a bad person for demanding evidence, you AREN’T a bad person for trusting your instincts, and you AREN’T a bad person for wanting to think for yourself. In fact, the opposite is true.
If you are worried about a loss of justice if you are worried about what kinds of lives will be possible for our children if you want your country back — the country that was once the envy of the world — then now is the time to act. There is no reason to wait, there is no luxury or excuse to wait. We need you now.
Now is the time to call our politicians and write to our newspapers. Now is the time to protest, now is the time to challenge and even disobey our government.
As Margaret Mead said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
In other words, you don’t need a TRIBE of heroes, a MASS of heroes, a COUNTRY of heroes. You only need 1. You can do your part and you CAN make a difference. The Southwest Airlines pilots, the Canadian Mounties, the University Health Network nurses are all making a difference.
And the FAVOUR I have to ask you? We need heroes now more than ever. Our democracy is asking for volunteers … Will you be a hero, for our country, for our children? Will you be part of the noisy 10%?