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The Illusion of Choice

Illusion of Choice
Illusion of Choice

Media Consolidation

http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Brands_that_Own_the_Brands_%5BInfographic%5D/21888/0/0/0/Y/M.html?morestories=obinsite

“Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy. . . . It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. . . .”—-Bertrand Russell,1953

http://www.whale.to/b/russell_h.html

The above illustrations cover the diet and injunctions aspects of Russell’s prescription for social control. Monopoly medicine does the injections.  Any questions?

 

Our Collapsing Economy & Currency

The US economy has two serious diseases, and neither one is too much welfare spending.

One disease is the offshoring of US middle class jobs, both manufacturing jobs and professional service jobs such as engineering, research, design, and information technology, jobs that formerly were filled by US university graduates, but which today are sent abroad or are filled by foreigners brought in on H-1B work visas at two-thirds of the salary.

The other disease is the deregulation, especially the financial deregulation, that caused the ongoing financial crisis and created banks too big to fail, which has prevented capitalism from working and closing down insolvent corporations.

The Federal Reserve’s policy is focused on saving the banks, not on saving the economy. The Federal Reserve is purchasing not only new Treasury bonds issued to finance the more than one trillion dollar annual federal deficit but also the banks’ underwater financial instruments, taking them off the banks’ books and putting them on the Federal Reserve’s books.

Normally, debt monetization of this amount results in rising inflation, but the money that the Federal Reserve is creating in its attempt to manage the public debt and the banks’ private debt is hung up in the banking system as excess reserves and is not finding its way into the economy. The banks are too busted to lend, and consumers are too indebted to borrow.

However, the debt monetization poses a second threat that is capable of biting the US economy and consumer living standards very hard. Foreign central banks, foreign investors in US stocks and financial instruments, and Americans themselves observing the Federal Reserve’s continuous monetization of US debt cannot avoid concern about the dollar’s value as the supply of ever more dollars continues to pour out of the Federal Reserve.

Already there is evidence of central banks and individuals moving out of dollars into gold and silver bullion and into other currencies of countries that are not hemorrhaging debt and money. According to John Williams of Shadowstats.com, the US dollar as a percentage of global holdings of reserve assets has declined from 36.6% in 2006 to 28.7% in 2012. Gold has increased from 10.5% to 12.8% and other foreign currencies except the euro increased from 38.4% to 44.4%. …

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2012/12/03/our-collapsing-economy-currency/

Film: Freedom for Birth

Freedom for Birth is a new 58 minute campaigning film that re-frames Human Rights as the most pressing issue in childbirth today.
In many countries around the world, women are being denied the most basic human right of autonomy over their own bodies. They cannot choose how and where to give birth. Those that persist in their desire to have a normal, physiological birth are sometimes forced by judges to surrender to surgery or threatened with having their babies taken away by child welfare services.
In many countries, if a woman wants to have a home birth supported by a midwife, those midwives face criminal prosecution. Some midwives, like Ágnes Geréb in Hungary, are even imprisoned. Freedom for Birth calls for radical reform to the world’s maternity systems so that these Human Rights violations stop and women are afforded real choice as to how and where they give birth.

http://www.freedomforbirth.com/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2012/nov/29/freedom-for-birth-video

Reclaiming birth is the first step to reclaiming the family and rejecting the state as the foundation of human society.

No Wonder China is Nervous as Obama Pivots

To read the mainstream Western media, one would conclude that China has become an economic giant now intent on flexing its military muscle and making a massive arms buildup to do so. China’s designated new President, Xi Jinping, has just won both the top Communist party post from predecessor Hu Jintao as well as the head of the powerful Central Military Commission, giving Xi a full takeover of party and armed forces.

A recent BBC analysis, in an article titled “China extending military reach,” is typical of Western media coverage of China’s military program:

China’s first aircraft carrier will begin sea trials later this year. Late last year, the first pictures were leaked of the prototype of Beijing’s new “stealth” fighter. And US military experts believe that China has begun to deploy the world’s first long-range ballistic missile capable of hitting a moving ship at sea.[1]

In Japan, nationalist politicians like politically ambitious Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara and Toru Hashimoto, the mayor of Osaka, are gaining popularity with anti-China rhetoric and by claiming Japan must develop capacities to oppose Chinese military ascendency. In May the authoritative New York Times ran an alarming story to the effect that China announced a “double-digit increase” in military spending. In the actual text of the article they report an 11% increase over the previous budget, far less than even the rate of inflation.

However, when we examine in detail the actual redeployment and military moves of US Armed Forces in the Asia region following President Obama’s announcement of a new “Asia Pivot” refocus of US military capacities from Western Europe to the Asia region, t becomes clear China is re-acting, in order to attempt to deal with quite real threats to its future sovereignty rather than acting in an aggressive posture.

The mere fact that a standing President, Obama, during nationally televised Presidential debates labeled China as an “adversary” is indicative of the US military posture change. The depth and nature of the US pivot to China is crystal clear when one takes a closer look at the recent developments in an Asian US Missile Defense deployment, clearly aimed at China and no other. …

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/21/no-wonder-china-is-nervous-as-obama-pivots/

The institutional compulsion to self organize and centralize

Gideon Rachman’s 2008 article titled ‘And now for a world government’ and, more recently, Scientific American- editor Gary Stix’s piece Effective World Government Will be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe, illustrate a widespread and dangerous misconception. It also demonstrates the cunning of one world- propagandists in the crafting of their arguments. In Rachman’s article we are shown typical Palaeolithic artistry: horses, warriors, deer and, portrayed on the very same rocky surface, a globe. It is almost admirable were it not so deviously cunning, to bundle within a single image the primitive with the “modern” and by doing so, considering the latter as the logical conclusion of the former. Rachman explains:

‘For the first time since homo sapiens began to doodle on cave walls, there is an argument, an opportunity and a means to make serious steps towards a world government.’

This statement may be considered as the basic assumption out of which a lot of these globalists’ musings emanate. Point of departure is always the human journey, that once upon a time began with cave-scribbling tribes scattered aimlessly on the planet surface, in the course of time crystallizing into sophisticated city-states, in turn evolving into even more sophisticated nation-states- and finally, approaching present-day, culminating into one world-state, eclipsing all of the above.

It sounds logical, treacherously logical. As we take a closer look at this line of reasoning however, we immediately encounter difficulties. The logic as it turns out, is not so logical after all- and besides, without long term historical precedent. History is certainly littered with tyrants and their attempts to bring about overarching supranational states. And without exception, their enterprises eventually failed, forcing freedom loving people throughout history to build firewalls against tyranny, at the same time compelling the elite to refocus their eyes on more modest ambitions.

That the implementation of a one world government is not some magical or mysterious suggestion that can only be understood by an arduous reading between the lines, as some naive debunkers have suggested, has been disproven by the fact that the aim of global government has been spelled out for us word for word by overeager transnationalists and the think tanks they tend to assemble in. Like any governmental decree, the implementation of an actual world state to replace the nation-state of old requires a theoretical legitimization. The people designated to clear the theoretical brushes, so to speak, have been picked from the marble halls of academia. In this article I will shed some light on some of these.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/legitimizing-global-tyranny-moving-towards-world-government/30961

These academicians have no concept of the larger picture.  They are acting out the emergent interests of the system, not the people embedded in the system.  If you think washington is corrupt, think how much worse it would be if they never had a constitution to ignore or a constituency they had to lie to.  No more pretense of self governance, just brute force and top-down control, always in the name of the greater good as judged by the experts. Medieval royalty would feel right at home.

This is not a voluntary cooperative arrangement among self-governing nations.  It’s a hostile takeover by the hidden cartel that controls the central banks of those nations.   Follow the money up the food chain.  Where does it come from, who controls it, what are their interests?  Clearly, the answer to the last question is war and genocide.  War because it forces governments into debt to their central banks as it expands the victorious bank’s debt-based monetary domain (currency has always been the foundational mechanism of empire), and genocide as increasing mechanization, diminishing unconquered territory and rising public awareness transform billions of useful debt-bonded serfs into dangerously conscious competitors for power.  World war fulfills the debt kings’ interests quite nicely.

Eugenicists Target Philippine Kids

As we promised our readers in our Tuesday column, today we will discuss the law that President Aquino signed last June 21 dubbed the “Mandatory Infants and Children Health Immunization Act of 2012,” which sounds very innocent enough because infants and children are supposed to be inoculated for mumps, polio, diphtheria, TB, measles, German measles, Hepatitis B, Flu and others. Mind you, there was no howl against this law when Congress passed it and when the President signed it into law.

But during the Philippines for Life Congress held last Friday and Saturday at the Summit Circle Hotel in Cebu City, Dr. Ligaya Acosta of Human Life International told her nationwide audience that foreign organizations have apparently found a way to reduce the populations of 3rd world countries through vaccines! This in my book is highly worrisome!

Dr. Acosta showed us a report by Theodora Filis, a UK Progressive who wrote only last Feb. 16, 2012, “When Bill Gates, founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which provides vaccines to third world countries, promoted decreasing the population of the world and favoring the ‘death panel’, it shocked many people. Bill Gates believes that “instead of spending millions of dollars on old people who have three months to live, the money should be spent elsewhere, where it can benefit people.

Two years ago, the Microsoft billionaire unveiled his mission to reduce the world’s population through vaccines during the TEDx presentation. As Gates rambles on about CO2 emissions, and its effects on climate change, he injects without pause, that in order to get CO2 to zero, “probably one of these numbers is going to have to get pretty close to zero. The world today has 6.8 billion people, that’s headed up to about 9 billion. In January 2010, at the Davos World Economic Forum, Gates announced his foundation would give $10 billion over the next decade to develop and deliver new vaccines to children in the developing world.” For more information on this, I suggest you get in touch with Dr. Ligaya Acosta and she will give you a mouthful of info.

Now let’s ask ourselves, why is Bill Gates developing new vaccines for children in developing countries and talking about reducing the world’s population? Dr Acosta has an answer… “Because those vaccines will render many of our children infertile.” Apparently these new vaccines that is already made available for the Philippines will be used to immunize our children for the usual illnesses like small pox, mumps, polio, hepatitis, German measles, tuberculosis, measles, flu and tetanus. But in reality, their main purpose is for them not to be able to bear children when they grow up! …

http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2012-11-22/870643/new-vaccines-prevent-future-pregnancies?nomobile=1Sent

http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2012/11/vaccines-laced-with-birth-control-drugs/