Notable Quote by Wilhelm Reich

The basic religious idea of all patriarchal religions is the negation of sexual need. There are no exceptions, if we disregard the sexually affirmative primordial religions, in which the religious and the sexual experience were still a unity. In the transition of society from a matriarchal organization based on natural law to a patriarchal organization based on the division of classes, the unity of the religious and sexual cult was split. The religious cult became the antithesis of the sexual cult. At this juncture the sexual cult ceases to exist and is replaced by the barbarism of brothels, pornography, and clandestine sexuality. No additional proof is required to show that at that moment when sexual experience ceased to constitute a unity with the religious cult and indeed became its antithesis, religious excitation also had to become a substitute for the socially affirmed sensuality that was lost. It is only on the basis of this contradiction in religious excitation, which is anti-sexual and a substitution for sexuality at one and the same time, that the strength and tenacity of religions can be comprehended. — Wilhelm Reich

Federal Judge Rules US FGM Ban Unconstitutional

On Tuesday a Michigan judge declared America’s ban on female genital mutilation is unconstitutional.

The Detroit Free Press reported:

In a major blow to the federal government, a judge in Detroit has declared America’s female genital mutilation law unconstitutional, thereby dismissing the key charges against two Michigan doctors and six others accused of subjecting at least nine minor girls to the cutting procedure in the nation’s first FGM case.

The historic case involves minor girls from Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota, including some who cried, screamed and bled during the procedure and one who was given Valium ground in liquid Tylenol to keep her calm, court records show.

The judge’s ruling also dismissed charges against three mothers, including two Minnesota women whom prosecutors said tricked their 7 -year-old daughters into thinking they were coming to metro Detroit for a girls’ weekend, but instead had their genitals cut at a Livonia clinic as part of a religious procedure.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman concluded that “as despicable as this practice may be,” Congress did not have the authority to pass the 22-year-old federal law that criminalizes female genital mutilation, and that FGM is for the states to regulate. FGM is banned worldwide and has been outlawed in more than 30 countries, though the U.S. statute had never been tested before this case….

Cryptocurrency Crash Creates Computer Trash

Cryptocurrencies have lost about $60 billion in less than a week following the collapse of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ether, and XRP, which hit their lowest levels since 2017. Bitcoin tumbled to $4,237, a 13-month low, before regaining some support in the late afternoon session. If $4,207 support is breached, Bitcoin could crash even more to the weekly 200sma at $3,130….

According to CoinMarketCap.com, digital assets have lost approximately $700 billion of market value since the crypto-mania peak in December 2017. Since the peak, Bitcoin has sustained 87% declines as hash rates have also taken a dip.

According to eToro senior analyst Mati Greenspan, Bitcoin hash rates have fallen to the lowest levels since August, and this has led some crypto miners to shut down their rigs. …

Meanwhile, the 2018 bear crypto market is forcing many miners to operate at a loss, “now it’s more economic to turn it off and take it off from the rack to reduce cost on electricity and opex,” tweeted Dovey Wan.

Wan shows alleged footage of a massive mining operation in China having difficult mining Bitcoin with depresses hash rates….

The video below shows a worker at one facility wheelbarrowing dozens of Avalon 741 7.3TH/s Asic Bitcoin Miners out of the building into a massive junk pile.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-20/whats-happening-now-crypto-devastation-collapses-hash-rate-forces-miners-dump-rigs

How Prepared Are You? Let’s Find Out.

This article was originally published by Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity

We’re pleased to announce the first-ever Peak Prosperity Resilience Challenge.

Over an upcoming weekend in January 2019 (specifc dates to be announced soon) participating individuals will turn off their electricity from Friday at 7:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday and subsist entirely off of their existing preparations.

Are you in?

We’ll be seeking community input over the next month as we refine the particulars of this challenge; but the intention is to stress-test everyone’s current in-place emergency plans. So when the weekend arrives, no going out to the store to get new batteries, more firestarter, or a hot coffee.

A number of Peak Prosperity members proposed this idea to us in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Florence. During those storms, a lot of folks learned their emergency preps were much less robust than they had initially anticipated.

We agree this challenge is a great idea. Working out kinks and shortcomings during a practice-run like this will increase our odds of persevering through a future emergency.

Which is why we’re picking a cold winter month (for those of you in the northern hemisphere) to really push ourselves out of our comfort zones.

What will you eat? How will you stay sufficiently warm? Will you have to take steps to keep the pipes in your house from freezing? How will you communicate with the outside world? Do you have sufficient nighttime lighting? How will you occupy your time?

The goal here is to identify each of our weak areas while having some fun knowing that we’re all going through the experience together. We’ll all regroup here online once we turn the electricity back on Sunday night and compare learnings. Trust me, there will be many to share….

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/how-prepared-are-you-lets-find-out_11142018

Arranging for the Conquest of the USA

In theory sanity might prevail in washington if the people manage to get the attention of the bureaucrats before the machinery of the state reflexively goes to war to forestall the loss of its global monetary and military empire.   But it seems unlikely this will happen given the extent of the blackmail, bribery, greed and vanity in the washington echo chamber.   No one is taking responsibility for the basic welfare of the country.   That’s why we have hundreds of military bases all over the planet but can’t even keep our industrial infrastructure or control the southern border.  https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/11/20/america-has-built-800-military-bases-worldwide-why-cant-build-mexican-border-wall.html  We are on autopilot and the cockpit is empty.   By design.    Trump’s intentions hardly matter since he doesn’t even have control of the executive branch.    But it would be a miracle if he could pull us out of this nosedive without serious damage.   And he’d be bucking a system which has already decided we the people are expendable http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2017/05/gaddafi-warned-of-cia-sponsored-islamic-terror-in-europe-6-years-ago/

A new report is saying that the United States military has reached crisis mode.  The country could “struggle to win” or just as easily lose a war to either Russia or China.

The U.S. “could suffer unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict,” the National Defense Strategy Commission says, according to NBC News. The historic military supremacy of the U.S. has eroded drastically, leaving the country likely unable to fight more than a single war at a time, according to a congressionally chartered report released Wednesday.

“U.S. military superiority is no longer assured and the implications for American interests and American security are severe,” said the report, which was issued by the National Defense Strategy Commission, an independent agency whose board is appointed by the House and Senate Armed Services committees. The report concludes that the Defense Department isn’t financially (brace yourselves for the solution: higher taxes) or strategically set up to wage two wars at once and could even lose a war against China or Russia individually….

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/new-report-u-s-military-is-in-crisis-and-could-lose-a-war-with-china-or-russia_11152018

Corbett: China’s Military Buildup and Western Military Tech Transfers

Anthony Sutton: Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler and Communism

European Leaders Have Lost the Will to Defend Western Civilization

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/11/14/european-leaders-have-lost-will-defend-western-civilization.html

The Muslim Weapon