For decades now, independent journalists, researchers, thinkers and truth-seekers have been at work uncovering the ugly truth how about how our world is managed, manipulated and controlled by an unaccountable corporate and political elite.
Working to push the message into public consciousness, we’ve written countless books, bank-rolled radio, films and television programs, created organizations, newsletters and blogs, held public gatherings and rallies, and anything else possible to enlighten others with the knowledge and information being deliberately hidden from view of the mainstream.
The matrix, however, insists on driving the narrative, because, in order for the paradigm of war, debt, pollution, surveillance, and injustice to survive, we the people must be content to live our lives on their plantation of the mind. We must remain focused on their stories, distracted from our own. We must stay glued to their manufactured version of reality, so that we don’t get busy with the work of creating a new vision for ourselves.
But now the message of truth and freedom is moving into mainstream consciousness. It’s reaching critical mass, and predictably, the control matrix is scrambling to maintain its grip on reality and how we perceive the world.
It simply cannot allow us to venture out into the wilds of human imagination because if we up and walk off, then it goes the way of all empires… to the grave. All we have to do is withdraw our consent and retract our complicity, and it falls.
And so, you see, because so many of us have already shunned the corporate/state propaganda machine, and because so many of us have stepped out of Plato’s cave and have seen beyond the world of shadow fiction, the control matrix has been forced to play its predictable hand: censorship.
This is the rise of the fabled Ministry of Truth, as prophesied by George Orwell. The attempt to corral public consciousness via censorship of the web by appointment of a ludicrously biased board of corporate and media elite. They want the ability to gaslight humanity, to make it appear as though the reality we see, feel and experience everyday is unreal.
Pure lunacy. Arrogance of the highest order.
As the technocracy, or any other bureau of the control matrix, rises to battle the awakening it will be met with ever evolving and creative forms of resistance.
They may re-write Facebook algorithms so that people only see fluffy bunnies and flag-worshipping sports contests. They may call everything they don’t approve of ‘fake news.’ They may say every dissenting voice is sponsored by Russia, or whatever other ridiculous nonsense they contrive, but they are only sabotaging themselves.
We already know the truth. Desperation is the driving force behind their new attempts at censorship.
People want to be free, they want liberty, and they want choices. It’s better for everyone that the control matrix quit pretending this is what they offer humanity. It’s better we all move forward without any illusions as to the true purpose of their mission.
Socrates undermined the legitimacy and moral authority of the state with nothing but spoken word. For ‘refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state,’ and for ‘corrupting the youth,’ he was sentenced to death.
As much as they would like us to believe otherwise, the power of awakened consciousness is far greater than even the threat of death. The human desire to be free in this material world is so strong, countless heroes and martyrs have sacrificed everything for the dream of freedom. This is why Socrates willingly drank the poison hemlock, why he carried out his own death sentence.
In a game of high strategy, forcing your opponent to reveal their hand and to play their cards is a win.
If the public no longer believes in and obeys the propaganda, the control matrix loses their authority and power. This is happening now, and while the journey might be harrowing, there simply is no return to slavery.
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About the Author
Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|By Colin Todhunter
Global Research, December 10, 2016
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Washington’s long-term plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world and tie it to an international system of trade based on export-oriented mono-cropping, commodity production for the international market and indebtedness to international financial institutions (IMF/World Bank).
This result has been the creation of food surplus and food deficit areas, of which the latter have become dependent on agricultural imports and strings-attached aid. Food deficits in the Global South mirror food surpluses in the North. Whether through IMF-World Bank structural adjustment programmes, as occurred in Africa, trade agreements like NAFTA and its impact on Mexico or, more generally, deregulated global trade rules, the outcome has been similar: the devastation of traditional, indigenous agriculture for the benefit of transnational agribusiness and the undermining of both regional and global food security.
In the 1990s, the IMF and World Bank wanted India to shift hundreds of millions out of agriculture. India was advised to dismantle its state-owned seed supply system, reduce subsidies and run down public agriculture institutions and offer incentives for the growing of cash crops. As the largest recipient of loans from the World Bank in the history of that institution, India has been quite obliging and has been opening up its agriculture to foreign corporations.
Food and trade policy analyst Devinder Sharma describes the situation:
Hundreds of thousands of farmers have taken their lives since 1997 with many more experiencing economic distress or leaving farming as a result of debt, a shift to (GM) cash crops and overall economic ‘liberalisation’. This is a result of the plan to make agriculture financially non-viable for India’s small farms and enable the World Bank model.
The aim is to replace current structures with a system of chemical-intensive, industrial-scale agriculture suited to the needs of Western agribusiness, food processing and retail concerns. This is to be facilitated by the World Bank’s ‘Enabling the Business of Agriculture’ strategy, which entails opening up markets to Western agribusiness and their fertilisers, pesticides, weedicides and patented seeds. What we are seeing is the further commercialisation of rural India designed to entrench the forces of capitalist agriculture under U.S. leadership and its transnational agribusiness corporations.
We need look no further than the impact of chemical-intensive farming in Punjab to see some of the impacts. The application of synthetic pesticides have turned the state into a ‘cancer epicentre‘. In Maharashtra, the growing of cash crops is heavily water intensive and is placing a massive stain on water resources. As a whole, according to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India is losing 5.3 million tonnes of soil every year because of the indiscreet and excessive use of fertilisers and pesticides. Soil is becoming degraded and lacking in minerals, which in turn contributes to malnutrition. Across the world, the corporate-led, chemical-laden Green Revolution has entailed massive social, health and environmental costs. In an open letter written in 2006 to policy makers in India, farmer and campaigner Bhaskar Save summarised some of the impacts of this model of agriculture in India.
As a mirror image of what has happened in other countries (as described by Michel Chossudovsky in ‘The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order‘), the Indian economy is being opened-up through the concurrent displacement of a pre-existing (very) productive system for the benefit of foreign corporations. Despite the rhetoric, jobs are not being created in any substantial number but hundreds of thousands of livelihoods are being destroyed to enable these companies to gain a financially lucrative foothold (see this and this).
It begs the question: are we to see a system of food and agriculture based on the U.S. model taking hold in India?
The fact that U.S. agriculture now employs a tiny fraction of the population serves as a stark reminder for what is in store for Indian farmers. Giant agribusiness companies (whose business model in the US is based on overproduction and huge taxpayer subsidies) rake in huge profits, while depressed farmer incomes, poverty and higher retail prices become the norm.
The long-term plan is for an overwhelmingly urbanised India with a fraction of the population left in farming working on contracts for large suppliers and Wal-Mart-type supermarkets that offer a largely monoculture diet of highly processed, denutrified, genetically altered food based on crops soaked with toxic chemicals and grown in increasingly degraded soils based on an unsustainable model of agriculture that is less climate/drought resistant, less diverse and which was never designed to achieve food security. The bottom line was always geopolitical interest and commercial gain.
This model of agriculture produces bad food, creates food deficit regions, destroys health, impoverishes small farms, leads to less diverse diets and less nutritious food, is less productive than small farms, creates water scarcity, destroys soil and fuels/benefits from World Bank/WTO policies that create dependency and debt.
The number of jobs created in India between 2005 and 2010 was 2.7 million (the years of high GDP growth). According to International Business Times, 15 million enter the workforce every year. And data released by the Labour Bureau shows that in 2015, the trend towards jobless ‘growth’ had finally arrived in India. A speech this week by the governor of the Bank of England sets out a scenario where 15 million jobs in the U.K. could eventually be lost due to automation.
So where are the jobs going to come from in India to cater for hundreds of millions of agricultural and rural-based workers who are to be displaced from the land or those whose livelihoods will be destroyed as transnational corporations move in and seek to capitalise small-scale village-level industries that currently employ tens of millions?
If we really want to feed the world, assist poor farmers in low income countries and contribute to effective and inclusive social and economic development at the same time, we should address the political, economic and structural issues laid out here which fuel poverty and hunger. Policy makers should also follow the recommendations of various reports that conclude agro-ecological approaches and/or low input farming strategies are more suitable for these countries.
Any genuinely inclusive programme of social and economic development must start in the countryside where most people reside. Instead of trying to empty rural India of most of its population and eradicate small farms, development should be centred on small farms that currently form the backbone of food production in the country, despite the adverse policy framework they are forced to cope with.
An alternative model to the current one would involve protecting indigenous agriculture from rigged global trade and corrupt markets and a shift to sustainable, localised agriculture which grows a diverse range of crops and offers a healthy diet to the public (alongside appropriate price and/or income support and infrastructure).
It is vital to invest in and prioritise small farms. They are after all, despite the commonly-held perception, more productive per unit land area than large-scale industrial farms. Moreover, again contrary to the popular belief, smallholder farms feed most of the world, not industrial-scale farming. Whatever measures are used, small farms tend to outperform large industrial farms, despite the latter’s access to various expensive technologies.
Let us turn to what food and agriculture researcher and analyst Peter Rosset said in 2000 to fully appreciate the vital importance of the contribution that small farms make to food security:
He explains that smaller farms tend to have crop mixtures. Between the rows of one crop there will be another crop, or several other crops. The smaller farm with the more complex farming system therefore gets more total production per unit area, because they’re using more of the available niche space.
Also, with small farms, there’s recycling of nutrients and biomass within the system, which helps makes it more efficient and productive.
The smaller the size of the farms, the easier it is to have more complex systems of crop production:
India’s wrong-headed development model is to eradicate small farms in a country dominated by small farms. Under World Bank instructions, it involves displacing the rural population and moving them to cities to do non-existent jobs. What should be happening is investing in and prioritising small farms (and associated local food production activities) that sustain livelihoods and which keep food and money in local economies. Corporate imperialism, often under the guise of ‘foreign direct investment’, sucks money from India and merely swells the profit margins of foreign capital, which captures and dominates markets for narrow self-interest, with often devastating effects. We have seen this happen with Monsanto, its monopolisation of cotton and is exorbitant ‘royalty fees’ placed on its GM seeds and the mass suicide of farmers resulting from the debt entailed.
In finishing, let us return to Peter Rosset who notes that the post-war economic ‘miracles’ of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan were each fuelled initially by internal markets centred in rural areas. He argues that this was real triumph for ‘bubble-up’ economics, in which re-distribution of productive assets to the poorest strata of society created the economic basis for rapid development.
It stands in stark contrast to the failure of ‘trickle down’ neoliberalism to achieve much of anything: in India’s case, debt, dispossession and suffering.
So, we might ask, why isn’t such a model of development being pursued? The glaringly obvious answer is that low input, sustainable models of food production and notions of local or regional self-reliance do not provide opportunities to global agribusiness to sell their products and cash in on the vision of a trillion-dollar corporate hijack of India.
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Copyright © Colin Todhunter, Global Research, 2016
Cars, cash, literature and independent news all targeted for elimination
Monday, December 05, 2016 by: Mike Adams The Health Ranger at Natural News.com
In doing so, the Washington Post (and its writer Timberg) just abandoned any last vestige of journalistic credibility. Now owned by Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, the Washington Post’s willingness to prostitute its own credibility in an effort to destroy the independent media reveals something startling to the world: They’re desperate. Like a cornered, ravenous animal, the mainstream media is now fighting for its very survival and hoping it can eliminate all news alternatives before the public figures out how deeply they’ve been lying all long.
That description also applies to the globalists — nefarious manipulators of finance, technology and culture in order to achieve their selfish aims of world domination and depopulation. Following the BREXIT vote, the election of Donald Trump and the ending of the Renzi regime in Italy, the globalists are in full panic mode to regain control by eliminating every sector of freedom still remaining on our planet.
It’s all happening right now, day by day, played out in the pages of the New York Times. Here are the key areas where globalists have declared war on humanity (each is covered in more detail below):
1) The war on cash (freedom of commerce)
2) The war on automobiles (i.e. freedom of travel)
3) The war on the internet (freedom of expression)
4) The war on dissenting literature and news (freedom of information)
There’s also, of course, the war on your health, but that topic is so enormous it will have to covered in a separate article.
The war on cash
The war on cash is well underway, and the massive debt collapse now being engineered by the globalists will be exploited to abandon (outlaw) all cash and force people into electronic currencies. Why the war on cash? Because cash offers too much freedom and anonymity to the very people the State wishes to control.
The electronic currency promoted by the globalists will have the following characteristics:
1) All transactions will be tracked by the government. It will be the end of anonymity… unless you’re using Bitcoin or a similar crypto-currency, all of which will of course be criminalized by the State.
2) All money can be frozen or confiscated by the government for any reason, including completely fabricated accusations such as “you are working for the Russians.” This gives the government absolute power to confiscate wealth, punish dissenters, put targeted commercial operations out of business, or even hand out endless currency to its crony corporate friends in Washington.
3) Confiscatory taxes can be automatically extracted from all your earnings, savings and transactions, without your consent or knowledge. This means governments no longer have to rely on you to “report” your earnings to the IRS. They can simply confiscate a percentage of all your earnings and expenditures according to whatever rates and schedules they desire.
4) Savings and deposits can be subjected to negative interest rates without causing a run on cash withdrawals. Negative interest rates are a key tactic that will be employed by globalist banksters and corrupt governments that incessantly seek new, innovative ways to steal productivity from the fiscally illiterate masses.
5) Once a government spends its way to debt oblivion, it can simply announce a massive nationwide “bail in” that confiscated all the electronic currency and issues a new electronic currency worth much less, all at the click of a button. This “wholesale confiscation” of economic productivity from the working class can keep government debt spending and money printing spinning for generations in a kind of e-currency perpetual motion machine.
The NYT, WashPost, CNN and all the usual presstitute globalists are already pushing bans of $100 bills for this very reason. Their goal is the criminalization of cash as step one in their push for a global totalitarian police state. As SilverDoctors.com explains, negative interest rates are desperately needed by globalist banksters to thoroughly screw the world’s workers out of their earnings:
What’s really behind this? Why is there such a big movement to ban something that is used for felonious purposes by just a fraction of a percent of the population?
Cash, it turns out, is the Achilles’ Heel of the financial system. Central banks around the world have kept interest rates at near-zero levels for nearly eight years now. And despite having created massive bubbles and enabled extraordinary amounts of debt, their policies aren’t working. Especially in Europe, the hope of stoking economic growth (and even the sickening goal of inflation) has failed.
So naturally, since what they’ve been trying hasn’t worked, their response is to continue trying the same thing… and more of it.
Interest rates across the European continent are now negative. Japanese interest rates are now negative. And even in the United States, the Federal Reserve has acknowledged that negative interest rates are being considered. They have no other choice; raising rates will bankrupt the governments they support and derail any fledgling economic growth.
Look at how low interest rates are in the US– and yet 4th quarter GDP practically ground to a halt. They simply cannot afford to raise rates. As global economic weakness continues to play out, central banks will have no other option but to take interest rates even further into negative territory. That said, negative interest rates will be the destruction of the financial system.
The war on automobiles
Because an automobile allows a person to travel almost anywhere they wish — without government tracking or permission — automobiles are being targeted for replacement by “driverless” vehicles and a push for mass transit.
Both driverless vehicles and mass transit systems offer governments and globalists an easy way to track the movements of individuals in society. Revisit the Tom Cruise feature film Minority Report to understand the implications of all this… it essentially means the end of personal freedom.
Just this week, car manufacturer BMW managed to remotely lock a thief inside the car he was stealing, turning an automobile into a temporary prison. While we might all cheer the application of this technology to catch thieves, the far greater realization is that corrupt governments may consider any dissenting citizen to be a criminal. If you disagree with the government’s position on vaccine mandates, GMO labeling, fiat currency or the terrorizing of North Dakota Native Americans to build an oil pipeline, for example, you might be designated a “domestic terrorist” and locked in your own vehicle by order of the State. From there, the automobile might easily be directed to transport you to an awaiting jail cell, interrogation room or reeducation camp.
Don’t think it could happen? According to Autoblog.com:
A newly married man discovered his BMW 550i was missing last Sunday, the day after his wedding. The man called the theft into Seattle police, who contacted BMW. Employees at BMW’s corporate headquarters were able to give officers the exact location of the car and were able to remotely lock the 550i, trapping the suspect.
This report reveals that not only can corporations and governments track the exact location of your vehicle at any moment, they can also remotely disable the vehicle or turn it into a human prison cell. Consider the implications of that the next time you’re shopping for a new car that comes with remote security “features.”
The push for mass transit, by the way, also allows governments to corral citizens through “security checkpoints” where facial recognition systems scan thousands of faces a minute, comparing them to government database of “wanted” individuals. You can be placed on a “wanted” list just as easily as I was recently placed on a list cited by the Washington Post, ridiculously accusing me of working as a propaganda operative for Vladamir Putin. The Washington Post, doubling down on its commitment to false reporting, has so far refused to retract it’s obviously fictional article.
Such “lists,” in other words, can be completely fabricated out of thin air, yet cited as “authoritative” by any corrupt corporation or government that seeks to silence, intimidate or eliminate political opposition. Technology such as driverless vehicles will obviously be leveraged to control humanity, not to set it free.
The war on the internet
Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo News and other internet gatekeepers have declared war on the internet in an attempt to control and suppress information they don’t want you to see.
For years, nearly all independent media organizations — the only real “free press” in the western world — have been banned from Google News and Yahoo News. Now, Google is blacklisting independent media websites from its Adsense program as a tactic to deny revenues to websites that publish information the left-leaning Google high priests don’t want anyone to read.
Facebook, too, has announced a new strategy to highlight “hand-picked” news publishers such as CNN, MSNBC, NYT, Washington Post and others that knowingly, deliberately and maliciously fabricate fake news. In doing this, Facebook has decided to diminish and suppress independent media news websites, effectively driving their visibility into the margins of public consciousness.
Twitter, similarly, has already threatened to ban Donald Trump’s account if he gets out of line, and Yahoo News has systematically removed nearly all conservative news websites from its index, reinforcing the “liberal bubble” of delusional leftist news for its already deluded followers.
The aim of all this, of course, is to eliminate dissenting views altogether. It’s not about “winning” any debate; it’s about silencing those with whom the left-wing tech giants disagree. This demonstrates the extreme, belligerent intolerance of the radical left: They have no tolerance whatsoever for views, opinions or even scientific evidence that contradicts their own twisted beliefs (which are often rooted in delusional paranoia as we’ve recently seen with their “Russian conspiracy” freakout).
The war on the internet also involves turning over domain name authority to globalist info-dictators. President Obama recently pushed hard to surrender the domain name authority ICANN to international control, placing it under the iron fist of China’s communist leaders. This is all by design, of course: International bodies can seize domain names or shut down DNS for targeted websites, completely free from domestic legal action. If these internet tyrants wish to silence a website like NaturalNews.com, they simply fabricate any accusation they want, then cite that accusation to seize the domain name via ICANN. Suddenly, the entire website gets “memory holed” or replaced with whatever propaganda the globalists want to push.
The war on dissenting literature and news
Radical leftists and globalists don’t merely want to silence opposing websites and monopolize the news; they also want to eliminate “offensive” books and literature from society. This effort, of course, involves all sorts of book burning initiatives disguised as “inclusiveness” or “tolerance.”
Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn book has already been targeted for elimination from human history due to its historically authentic use of racial terminology. For similar reasons, the Harper Lee book To Kill a Mockingbird has also been targeted for removal from libraries. The justification, as always, is that the book contains “offensive” content — a wishy-washy accusation rooted in astonishing ignorance… yet strongly upheld by the intolerant left as justification for burning whatever books they currently find “offensive.” (A slippery slope of totalitarian revisionist history if there ever was one…)
To get a sense of where all this is headed, watch the 2002 film Equilibrium, starring Christian Bale. The film paints a remarkably authentic picture of an intolerant, militant society banning art, literature, religion and even emotion. In essence, Equilibrium depicts what would happen if the radical leftist agenda of “safe spaces” were fast-forwarded another 20 years. In that dystopian future, collectors of art and literature are condemned as enemies of the state and executed on sight. (This is precisely how the radical left now views religious conservatives in America.)
Conclusion: The globalists’ war against humanity just shifted into high gear
Globalist bloodline researcher David Icke is fond of saying that even people who consider themselves to be “truth seekers” nevertheless have limits of what they are willing to embrace as truth. I’ve also found this to be quite true, and it is with that realization firmly in mind that I’m going to share with you the final end game of all this: It is the elimination of 90% of the human population.
Globalists don’t merely wish to control billions of sheeple, you see. They ultimately want to eliminate them. Totalitarian control is simply one tactic toward that final aim.
Right now, billions of people won’t yet be eliminated because autonomous robots can’t yet replace human labor. But that day is rapidly approaching, and the minute it arrives, the “great culling” will begin. Do you seriously think the globalists’ future needs low-wage, low-income, low-utility humans hanging around, consuming the planet’s resources and disrupting the globalists’ plans with ballot box votes that can’t be entirely manipulated? No, the future doesn’t need you at all. We are all expendable in the minds of the globalists.
Globalists hold deep hatred for humanity, you see. Because they despise humanity as a whole, they also hate the individual members of it. This is why they hold such animosity toward liberty, individual preparedness and self-reliance. It’s the common thread behind everything they oppose: Vaccine choice, home schooling, the Second Amendment, independent media, off-grid living and even scientific truth.
My final warning is that you are not really prepared for what’s coming until you realize the globalists have declared war on humanity. You, as a free-thinking individual, are the enemy of the globalists. They are working overtime to either control you or destroy you. There is no room in their long-term plans for any individual who thinks critically and questions the status quo. The only humans they are willing to tolerate are obedient workers… and even those only for another generation or so.
For now, they demand your obedience. Once they have it, they will demand your silence as the culling begins. Before long, they will demand your head. This is the plan they have already set into motion, and this plan of monumental genocide is being meticulously set up by Google, Facebook, the WashPost and truly evil destroyers of life like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and George Soros.
Until you realize this, you have no chance to overcome it. Only those willing to accept the full reality of the globalist assault on humanity have a shot at defeating that demonic agenda and halting the mass genocide planned for us all. The Holocaust of history is nothing compared to the Holocaust they have planned for humanity. In WWII, a reported six million Jews were exterminated. Multiply that by one thousand and you now have the scale of the next depopulation holocaust planned for us all: More than six BILLION people are scheduled to be exterminated.
And they surely don’t want those who are on the schedule to be exterminated figuring out all this before the culling begins.