The Great Reset : ‘No pasarán’

The Great Reset; ‘No pasarán’ ~ article by Ghassan and Intibah Kadi

”Did the pre-COVID world need a reset ? Definitely. Many of its founding determinants have been based on injustice, shortsightedness, divisiveness, lack of good old values, the inability of being sustainable; just to name a few.When millions cannot find food to eat and clean water to drink yet others fly half the way across the world to attend a baby shower, something must be amiss and a reset is way overdue.

But what is it that the vision of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its ‘Bible’ (COVID-19 The Great Reset) have to offer in order to provide the world and future generations with a brighter new direction?

It doesn’t take long to see that within the WEF “Great Reset” … there are clear indications that what it is attempting to do is to create more compliant robotic individuals and draw the world and its population deeper into the abyss.”

Full Article : The Great Reset; ‘No pasarán’

August 6th 1945 ~ Hiroshima

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“It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons…. My own feeling is that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages…. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children” ~ Admiral William D. Leahy, (President Truman’s Chief of Staff and the most senior U.S. military officer during the war)

Although the cowardly and vindictive attack on a densely-packed, defenceless civilian population is still not acknowledged as a War Crime, even the current leadership of the USA would be hard pressed to deny the grotesque horror of Hiroshima, 75 years ago today. That would be impossible, yet the hypocrisy and cynicism of its ruling elite, who retain delusions of exceptionalism and infallibility, and demand the exclusive use of devastating force to impose its will, remain essentially unchanged.

Afghanistan War Exposed : An Imperial Conspiracy (Empire Files)

The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized that for most people it serves as mere background noise. A soldier dies now and again, a couple of dozen civilians get blown to pieces occasionally, but nothing is ever enough to stir western populations to demand an end to the shamelessly imperialist project.

This exceptional new documentary by Abby Martin reveals the reality of the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan, from the CIA’s duplicity in the 1980s, through to today’s senseless stalemate.

”Divide and Rule” has rarely been more subtle, or more effective

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Some of the most vociferous proponents of ‘woke’ identitarianism are the most privileged beneficiaries of the neoliberal status quo : corporations, the political, cultural and media elites – even (give me strength) the Royal Family.

Far from challenging the establishment, wokeness has become a means through which the establishment is able to reinvent itself. Corporations and public figures are falling over themselves to gain ‘woke’ points by engaging in empty, superficial gestures which win social validation – and accumulate capital – while real, urgent, systemic social injustices remain unaddressed and unsolved.

”Divide and Rule” has rarely been more subtle, or more effective.


In defence of colour-blindness

inaya2 ~ article by Inaya Folarin Iman ☑️

”Contrary to past anti-racist arguments, many today argue that we should  judge people by their race, emphasise racial difference and think along racial lines. And no, this isn’t just the far right – this is what is being put forward by a toxic strand of the new left, woke identitarianism. This illiberal, intolerant ideology is at odds with the universalist, humanist goal of a colour-blind society. It is a disempowering, backward-looking movement….

The current obsession with race often means we are missing the true dynamics in society. Class, for instance, plays a major role in social outcomes, but discussion of it is rare. There are many white working-class people, particularly in the provinces, who do not feel they have benefited from ‘white privilege’. Indeed, they would argue that they are far from privileged. Do their ‘lived experiences’ count?”

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/16/in-defence-of-colourblindness/?fbclid=IwAR1GSkDb4rhJrZJ6-9YmyUilp8u-bbFjKv2FH4_e6WJdfn5LNqGTWM6cDZU


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Wokeness and Neoliberalism

”We really should stop seeing ‘Wokeness’ or ‘Political Correctness’, or any other aspect of the so-called New Left as being left-wing at all.

‘Wokeness’ is a key part of the neoliberal drive against social solidarity. Wokeness makes a virtue of the atomisation that is a key feature of life in capitalist society.

Wokeness doesn’t challenge the individuation and corrosion of social solidarity that neoliberal society brings about. It simply repackages it as PC and celebrates it. It commodifies our atomisation and sells it back to us as right-on politics.

Far from being a new kind of leftism, the woke ideology is really the militant wing of neoliberalism. It is a campaigning arm of the neoliberal outlook. This is why woke activists and big business make such comfortable bedfellows. Banks and hedge funds and other capitalist outfits love to adorn their buildings in the Pride flag. These days there are really only two places where you see woke nonsense in action : among the trendy, supposedly leftist political class, and in the capitalist class. These people profess to hate each other, but in truth they have a shared outlook…

The bravest and most ambitious political parties today will completely oppose the anti-community, anti-democratic, anti-solidarity, anti-freedom outlook of the woke elites and the business elites. and seek to provide people with that sense of collective belonging and collective influence that they are crying out for. A free and democratic and connected society – that is what we need now.”

~ extract from a speech by Brendan O’Neill at the annual party conference of the SDP, 28/09/2019,  (edited).

The knee-on-neck, long a staple of Israel’s occupation of Palestine

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While the world looks away, Palestinians living under military occupation in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank are subjected to extreme state-sponsored violence of the kind seen in the US last week, as a near everyday occurrence.

For one community, the disproportionate violence faced by black people at the hands of US police forces has special resonance as it reflects their own experiences with the authorities.


https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/the-knee-on-neck-long-a-staple-of-israel-s-occupation-of-palestine-36787?fbclid=IwAR39NxgekAlEuoW70eR43p2RKLB7nuVVye23yUlI7YuxeNCDSlB4E2moyl4


”Since the early 90s, hundreds of law enforcement officers, including police officers and agents from the FBI, CIA, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), have either been sent to Israel through police exchanges, or attended summits within the US that were sponsored by Israeli lobby organisations.

Police forces from Florida, New Jersey Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington state and others have participated in the training, including one that took place in Minneapolis, the city where Floyd was killed.”

~ article by Sheren Khalel 

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-us-police-training-end-knee-neck-protests?fbclid=IwAR3_ScbcLdgs3hl6y5yP70jlTN20kmnPujvYalMHMT47nXigEJ98fvW8SGo

 

On Covid-19

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When the eminent epidemiologist Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London first testified before the British parliament on how many people he thought would ultimately fall prey to Covid-19, his initial projection was that the virus could claim the lives of 500,000 people in the UK.

But he has revised that projection. Professor Ferguson now believes that at most 20,000 people will die – ”and it could be much lower.”

(For comparison, Public Health England estimates that on average 17,000 people died from influenza in England annually between 2014/15 and 2018/19).

Professor Ferguson’s U-turn has not been widely reported to the public, but he is now calling a figure 25 times smaller than his original prediction the absolute maximum.

So, while of course there is no cause for complacency, there is surely no reason either for panic and over-reaction, which themselves have extremely harmful, even fatal, consequences.


In 2009 UK government experts wildly over-hyped dangers of swine flu — is history repeating with Covid-19 ? 

https://www.rt.com/uk/484319-coronavirus-swine-flu-hysteria-redux/?fbclid=IwAR2ez1Q7WejwDW284s6cGYVSq3Trsdzpq3PdIdWvsvovZZMBqvDsDGFwDqM


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Even If the eventual total number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK is in line with current ‘worst-case scenario’ estimates, at around 20,000 maximum, the virus will end up having a minimal impact on overall mortality for the year.

Covid-19 is meant to be a new Black Death, but in Britain no more people are dying than NORMAL. What does this say about the virus?  


Here’s a realistic and balanced perspective of the threat – or lack thereof – based on analysis of available data.

~ from Peerless Reads


~ update :  April 2, 2020

There are good reasons to doubt the officially reported UK fatality rate for Covid-19.

As things stand this Covid-19 mortality rate – 2,921 as of today, from 33,718 reported cases –  is added to whenever a person authorised to do so signs a death certificate giving Covid-19 as the cause of death. What we do not know is how many of those deaths were actually caused by Covid-19, or were merely of persons in whose bodies the virus could be detected, – or worse still, of persons who died in institutions where the virus had been detected (or suspected).

Without testing, it is impossible to know how many people are carrying the virus, how many have mild (or no) symptoms, or how many have recovered.

The key information, which I urge everyone to follow closely, is the background death rate. That is, the rate at which people are dying of ALL causes.

The background rate for March 2020 does not differ markedly from that for March 2019 or March 2018. In fact the figure for March 2020 is below the average for the last five years, This means that few (if any) more people are dying than usual, despite Covid-19.

The average age of those reported to have died from Covid-19 in Italy is 80, and 80 is also the average age at which Italians die of all causes.

If we want to deconstruct or reconstruct society from free will, informed choice, and a desire for change for the better, that is all to the good – in fact it is our democratic duty. But it is something else entirely to deconstruct society from misplaced fear, causing immeasurable collateral damage out of all proportion to the actual threat.

Ironically, and tragically, this damage will be felt disproportionately by those already perceived as ‘at risk’.

Red Marilyn

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Marilyn Monroe was no ‘dumb blonde’. She was an avid reader with an extensive personal library, and embraced radical left-wing politics throughout her short life, which was terminated by agents of the State when she threatened to expose secrets she had learned through her affairs with the Kennedy brothers.

In 1960, she became a founding member of the Hollywood branch of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy; and was elected as an alternate delegate to the state’s Democratic caucus. She did not hide her pro-Castro views on Cuba, or her support for the then-burgeoning civil rights movement.

Fifty years after her death in August 1962,  files documenting the FBI’s close scrutiny of Marilyn Monroe were finally released. The files reveal that she was the target of intense FBI surveillance, especially in the months prior to her untimely death, because of her close association with communist activists and militant trade unionists. Her open contempt for the anti-communist witch-hunt under McCarthyism, which destroyed the careers of many of her contemporaries in the Hollywood film industry, had also made her a target.

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”We human beings are strange creatures and still reserve the right to think for ourselves.’‘ ~ Marilyn Monroe


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https://www.liberationnews.org/marilyn-monroe-targeted-by-?fbclid=IwAR2U722CTmRDSycozRBj_x-sV1RkKk-jNCtc4uFFGCQwZg2EM_QDmmsMxPM

”Israel First” : Trump’s True Foreign Policy

candidate trump”Don’t worry about American pressure. We the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it.”~ Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel.

Israel controls the President, the Congress, the Senate, all major media outlets, and specifically American foreign policy in the Middle East through its Zionist arm The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Every Congress candidate, of both parties, must sign an Israel loyalty pledge in order to get campaign funding. Any Congress member who does not sign the Israeli pledge is politically persecuted, vilified by the media, and does not get funded. Only one person currently in Congress, Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, has refused to sign this AIPAC Loyalty Oath to Israel.


“Israel First” – Behold Trump’s True Foreign Policy

Article by Dr. Elias Akleh, an Arab-American of Palestinian descent. His family was evicted from Haifa, Palestine after the 1948 Nakba when Zionists stole his family’s property. The family was evicted again from the West Bank during the 1967 Naksah, when Zionists  occupied the rest of Palestine.

Pirates of the Caribbean

”You could scour the bowels of US imperial crimes, from the Mexican-American War to the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, and you won’t find a more brazen, cynical act of gangsterism than that which is now underway against Venezuela.” ~ George Galloway

Before they drop the bombs, they drop the narrative of course, and the disinformation bombardment on Venezuela has been one of the longest bombing runs in history. Massive sums of US money have been spent on media distortion, subversion, sabotage, military coups, and threats of invasion, throughout the Chavez-Maduro era.

Act of gangsterism against Venezuela: Trump, Pence, Pompeo star in the Pirates of the Caribbean

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Article by George Galloway : https://www.rt.com/op-ed/449597-venezuela-maduro-us-trump/?fbclid=IwAR35y-Nps5gSG6hrfQEp_DbtAyOylF6-_cXFGJJ0KcCsND5BVF0L5kwi5xs


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Anyone still wondering why the US is meddling in Venezuela’s affairs ? 🤔


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Elliot Abrams, the prominent Zionist neocon and Reagan / Bush era US administration hawk, who was convicted for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal (and then pardoned by President George H.W. Bush), has just been appointed by the Trump administration to take charge of overseeing the “restoration of democracy” (sic) in Venezuela.

Abrams played a key role in supporting death squads in El Salvador and Guatemala in the 1980s, and in the ”dirty war” against the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua.

The appointment does not bode well for the people of Venezuela.

Bad News for the 99%

The pursuit of economic – or more accurately capital – ”growth” at all costs has reached a critical point.

As William I. Robinson explains in his book ‘‘Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity’‘, the world financial system has now centralised and over-accumulated capital to such a point that investment opportunities have become limited.

Professor Robinson argues that only three mechanisms for investing excess capital remain : risky financial speculation, wars and war-preparation, and the privatisation of public institutions.

Not a pleasant outlook for the 99%, who are forced to bail out bad bets through austerity, pay for (and die in) endless wars, and suffer the consequences of the dismemberment of public services by complicit governments.