(20+ Reasons to Get Out of a Terminal Society Now!)
“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist.”
¬ Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1966
The Privilege of Rights
Your human rights are being re-branded as privileges granted by governments, conditionally:
In a system of excessive privileges, “freedom” of individual rights (and individual responsibility) is replaced by the perceived “safety” of government-provided privileges. Citizens become slaves of government in the form of excessive debt (and taxes) to pay for the privileges, and by conforming to the excessive requirements of the privileges.
Modern-day totalitarian systems, such as the Nazi, Soviet and current worldwide “communitarian” system, are collectivist systems of privileges without individual rights. Everything, including all life, is considered a “special privilege” owned by government. The cream of corruption rises to the top, as the most selfish individuals gain government control over the privileges of fellow citizens for their own personal agendas.
The United Nations is a system of privileges without individual rights. The United Nations’ “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” should be called the “Universal Declaration of Human Privileges.” Every “human right” is a privilege owned by the United Nations. Article 29 states, “These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”
You Are Now Owned
As forecast in at Auticulture, a carbon-backed digital currency is now here:
“The carbon currency will be a new type of ‘representative money’ because it will represent carbon that has been mitigated. This is analogous to representing gold in storage under a gold exchange standard.” https://globalcarbonreward.org/carbon-currency/
The State is the third party that will decide what you can buy.
“Bank of England tells ministers to intervene on digital currency ‘programming’… Digital cash could be programmed to ensure it is only spent on essentials, or goods which an employer or Government deems to be sensible.”
“As part of the new Green-washing neo-feudalism, HSBC, BlackRock and Swiss Re are among the companies seeking to create a “risk management and disclosure framework” aimed at moving capital away from activities that damage nature.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/hsbc-blackrock-nestle-to-help-design-nature-driven-risk-framework/ar-AAOYWTE
Many banks are now issuing credit cards with carbon limits:
“The technology blocks transactions exceeding the CO2 limit, disables the credit card and notifies the cardholder.”
But then, you won’t even own what you buy anyway, it’s just on loan:
The “Subscription Economy” – and by that the shift from “owning” to “using” a product – represents one of the most disruptive changes in recent years for corporate business models.
In the manufacturing industry, the term “servitization” has become established: The product remains the property of the manufacturer (shifting budgets from capex to opex) and the manufacturer makes sure it does exactly what it is supposed to do.
Subscriptions are high on the agenda of the World Economic Forum, as part of their strategy for a Great Reset of global capitalism. How will subscriptions be integral to a circular economy? And will not owning anything really make everyone happy? …
The WEF sees the circular economy as crucial to this new way of doing things, and the subscription business model as a major piece of it, being both environmentally sustainable and exceptionally resilient in the face of economic strife. Though much of the circular economy spotlight has been on responsible resourcing of raw materials and recycling, as-a-service business models are increasingly considered to be a vital component.
But these businesses are small potatoes compared to what the WEF’s futurists have envisioned – a future where citizens “don’t own anything” at all, as proposed in an editorial penned in 2016 by Ida Auken, Young Global Leader for the WEF and Denmark’s then-Minister for the Environment, which continues:
“I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes… It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service…
“They live different kind of lives outside of the city. Some have formed little self-supplying communities. Others just stayed in the empty and abandoned houses in small 19th century villages…
“Once in a while I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. No where I can go and not be registered.”
“Start-up EON creates online digital passports for garments, allowing brands to re-sell their clothing and creating more sustainable business models.”
Biometric digital IDs will of course be linked to your medical records:
“Mobile driver’s licenses can do a lot more than prove driving privileges, of course, and Utah is adding health care functions to its MDL, in a partnership with Harmons Grocery, just as Shanghai’s digital health pass is being given transportation and other functions. These developments show part of what digital ID researcher and consultant Tracey Follows has in mind when pitching ‘digital wallet’ as the operative concept.”
Florida, not as free as you thought?:
“Florida has advanced to testing mobile driver’s licenses secured with biometrics, with an operational deployment possible by year’s end. … Much political capital has been expended in the state demonizing tech and various government identification initiatives, which may yet pose a barrier.”
HSBC was front-lining the brave new world of biometrics back in 2016:
Chaos Out of Order
As the flip side of this dystopian coin of controlling contraction and collapse, shoplifting will no longer be prosecuted in many US cities:
“In California, Proposition 47 decriminalizes a number of lesser offenses, including retail theft. Now shops are closing because of organised shoplifting rings mass thefts.” “The mundane crime of shoplifting has spun out of control in San Francisco, forcing some chain stores to close.”
San Francisco shop owners testify:
“Par for the course … Anybody can come in and do whatever they want.”
“I’m used to it … I mean, we can have a greatest hits compilation of people just walking in and cleaning out the store shelves and security guards, the people who work there, just standing by helplessly because they can’t do anything.”
NPR’s Code Switch published an interview with Vicky Osterweil, the author of In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action. NPR summarized the book as an argument that “looting is a powerful tool to bring about real, lasting change in society.”
In other words: “It’s time to admit that looting is just a form of reparations and should be respected” (stealing is now OK if you are the right skin color)
Expect Empty Shelves
“The average cost of shipping a standard large container (a 40-foot-equivalent unit, or feu) has surpassed $10,000, some four times higher than a year ago (see chart). The spot price for sending such a box from Shanghai to New York, which in 2019 would have been around $2,500, is now nearer $15,000. Securing a late booking on the busiest route, from China to the west coast of America, could cost $20,000.” https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/a‑perfect-storm-for-container-shipping/21804500
“Effects expanding outside of commercial sphere: The United States Postal Service (USPS) has suspended mail deliveries to New Zealand due to an unavailability of transportation.”
On Oct 1, 2021, California’s “Clean Truck Program” came into effect and threw the US supply chain into chaos as dozens of container ships backed-up off shore and shipping companies resorted to storing containers in residential neighbourhoods: https://www.portoflosangeles.org/environment/air-quality/clean-truck-program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x9kjbulNXI
“The People’s Ledger”
In just the past year, Joe Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, Dr. Omarova, has offered a “blueprint for radically reshaping the basic architecture and dynamics of modern finance” and has advocated for “a comprehensive update of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet” that “re-imagines the role of a central bank as the ultimate public platform for generating, modulating, and allocating financial resources in a modern economy.” She has advocated for removing deposit accounts from the private sector and placing them under the control of the Federal Reserve in so-called FedAccounts. Dr. Omarova describes this change as an “ultimate ‘end-state’ whereby central bank accounts fully replace—rather than compete with— private bank deposits.” She has stated that her “compositional overhaul of the Fed’s balance sheet would fundamentally alter the operations and systemic footprints of private banks, funds, derivatives dealers, and other financial institutions and markets.”
“The core idea here is simply to allow all U.S. citizens and lawful residents, local governments, non-banking firms and non-business entities to open transactional accounts directly with the Federal Reserve, thus bypassing private depository institutions,” she wrote. “In this sense, it is a variation on the familiar FedAccounts — or FedCoin, ‘digital dollar wallets,’ etc. — theme. In principle, FedAccounts can be made available as an alternative to bank deposit accounts, upon a person’s request.”
But the more effective option, she said, would be to transform all deposits to the Fed. https://www.pymnts.com/cbdc/2021/occ-nominee-envisions-deliberately-radical-redesign-united-states-banking-system/
“The COVID-19 crisis underscored the urgency of digitizing sovereign money and ensuring universal access to banking services.… the Article outlines a series of structural reforms that would radically redefine the role of a central bank as the ultimate public platform for generating, modulating, and allocating financial resources in a democratic economy—the People’s Ledger.”
“The People’s Ledger: How to Democratize Money and Finance the Economy,” Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20–45 61 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2020 Last revised: 25 Feb 2021 Saule T. Omarova Cornell University — Law School
One Ring to Rule Them
Wipe out small businesses to make Amazon more dominant. Nationalize Amazon by taxing unrealized capital gains? Anti-monopolists think small businesses are a good idea. Lefties push for more centralization:
“Nationalize Amazon; Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic demands a novel solution: placing the e‑commerce giant under public control,” Paris Marx, March 27, 2020:
The company is making a concerted push to increase its market share to dominate even more of the economy when things go back to normal, and is cutting out third-party merchants that likely won’t survive without access to its platform in the process. https://inthesetimes.com/article/supply-chain-crisis-nationalize-amazon-coronavirus-covid-19
“Coronavirus crisis shows Big Tech for what it is — a 21st century public utility
It makes sense to police Google, Facebook and Amazon in the same way as electricity and water companies”: https://www.politico.eu/article/coronavirus-big-tech-utility-google-facebook/
Winter Is Coming
The end of cheap oil announced in The Economist this month also, the supply crunch was said to have been “temporarily averted” because of lockdowns:
“The age of fossil-fuel abundance is dead,” Oct 4th 2021: “A supply crunch was temporarily averted last year because the covid-19 pandemic clobbered oil demand. But once the world economy started to recover, it was only a matter of time before a squeeze started to emerge.” http://web.archive.org/web/ https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/the-age-of-fossil-fuel-abundance-is-dead/21805253
“Global gas wars: the fun has just begun!,” by Dmitry Orlov 2021-09-28:
Countries within the EU don’t have to freeze because they can just buy the gas they need on the spot market, in the form of liquified natural gas, right? Wrong! The LNG market is global, and Europe’s East Asian competitors—China, South Korea and Japan—can always outbid them for the available supply. These three countries have been running structural deficits with the United States for decades and have accumulated an unwholesome hoard of US federal debt. With the US now nearing national bankruptcy and/or triggering dollar hyperinflation by allowing its national debt to breach the $30 trillion threshold, they are eager to unload as much of this hoard as possible, exchanging it for needed commodities such as natural gas. They don’t much care how much the gas is going to cost because the eventual price of the US debt is going to be zero and something is always better than nothing. Thus, there is a good chance that the EU will be shivering in the dark this winter in solidarity with the Ukraine.
China’s top state-owned energy companies have been ordered to ensure there are adequate fuel supplies for the approaching winter at all costs, a report said Friday (Oct 1), as the country battles a power crisis that threatens to hit growth in the world’s number two economy.
The country has been hit by widespread power cuts that have closed or partially closed factories, hitting production and global supply chains. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/china-orders-energy-firms-secure-supplies-amid-power-crisis-report-2214901
“American drivers could soon trade paying taxes on gas at the pump for owing the government annual ‘per-mile user fees,’ under a new pilot program recently passed by the Senate in Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal.” [It has not passed the House of Representatives, yet] https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/pilot-plan-to-tax-drivers-per-mile-hidden-in-bidens-dollar12trillion-deal/ar-AAN9xak
But don’t worry, pretty soon you won’t be allowed to own a vehicle anyway, unless it’s a costly, computer-run, automated surveillance system, a.k.a. “an electric car.” Because there’s a worldwide ban of fossil fuel vehicles coming soon:
Many countries are planning for a diesel ban in addition to a gasoline ban for new car sales. The long list of countries planning to ban fossil fuel vehicles shows a growing trend of countries moving beyond gasoline to cleaner, cheaper alternatives.
Here are the latest gasoline car phase out advances by various countries and the US, including banning gas car sales and diesel car bans.
Austria seeks to phase out registrations of new gas vehicles by 2027.
Canada: plans to end the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035,
Denmark: plans to ban gasoline vehicles by 2030, and hybrids by 2035;
Germany: Bundesrat (upper house of legislature) passed resolution to only approve emission-free cars for use on the roads by 2030.
Iceland: plans to ban registration of new fossil fuel vehicles starting 2030; Reykjavik is eliminating half its gas stations by 2025.
Ireland: legislation proposed to only allow sales of zero emissions vehicles starting 2030
Netherlands: all new cars must be emissions-free by 2030; Amsterdam is banning all gasoline/diesel vehicles from its streets by 2030
Norway: plans to ban sales of gasoline vehicles by 2025 (currently 60% of new car sales are electric)
“Imagine There’s No Heaven” (Back to Blackrock)
Not that staying at home is any escape from the realization of John Lennon’s “Imagine”:
“Janet Yellen, the Treasury Secretary in the Joe Biden administration, has proposed taxing unrealised capital gains. This means investors pay a tax on the increase in value of stock every year, even if it is not sold. So if a stock goes from $100 to $150 a piece in a year but you haven’t sold it. You may still have to pay a tax on that $50 a share, where you haven’t made a profit yet. That’s tax on unrealised capital gains.” https://www.businessinsider.in/finance/news/janet-yellens-proposal-for-a-capital-gains-tax-in-us-may-push-global-money-towards-markets-like-india/articleshow/81171983.cms
If you own a house, that counts as stock, and if it goes up in value, then so do your taxes. If this new bill has been passed 5 years ago in Canada, we might never have been able to make the move to Spain.
The new bill is coordinated to be complementary with giant asset management firms like Blackrock buying up whole neighbourhoods in the US, thereby driving up pricing: https://www.wsj.com/articles/blackstone-bets-6-billion-on-buying-and-renting-homes-11624359600
Soon, you may be a “captive consumer” aka “subscriber” to the home you once owned.
CNN August 2, 2021: “Wall Street is buying up family homes. The rent checks are too juicy to ignore”
And workers are losing their jobs and incomes currently by the hundreds of thousands in the US & elsewhere, due to new “mandates” around receiving a certain jab.
Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the United States are facing potential job losses as a growing number of states, cities and private companies start to enforce mandates for inoculation against COVID-19. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-workers-face-layoffs-us-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-kick-2021–10-19/
What are they going to do, start panhandling? More likely, get rounded up and “taken care of” by the emerging Super-State. This bill for segregation/detention – updated in 2021 — is “expected to pass”:
“Assembly Bill A416, 2021–2022 Legislative Session, relates to the removal of cases, contacts and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health”: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a416
The newly formed “Center for National Resilience” in Australia leads the way in purpose-built quarantine camps: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/construction-of-mickleham-quarantine-camp-is-under-way-20210812-p58i50.html
In light of the staffing shortages in hospitals due to jab refusal, several US states announced that they would pull in National Guard troops to staff hospitals:
(This is not a comprehensive list.)
But, in fact, many hospitals are closing or reducing services:
10 hospitals closing departments, ending services
Several healthcare organizations have closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or prevent patient care lapses.
Below are 10 closures or service endings announced, advanced or finalized since Sept.1, as reported by Becker’s Hospital Review. https://web.archive.org/web/20211021144340/https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/patient-flow/10-hospitals-closing-departments-ending-services‑2.html
Don’t take it from me, I don’t even get to tweet anymore.Take it from a little place I call the British government. Which admitted today, in its newest vaccine surveillance report, that:“N antibody levels appear to be lower in people who acquire infection following two doses of vaccination.” (Page 23)
What’s this mean? Several things, all bad. We know the vaccines do not stop infection or transmission of the virus (in fact, the report shows elsewhere that vaccinated adults are now being infected at much HIGHER rates than the unvaccinated).What the British are saying is they are now finding the vaccine interferes with your body’s innate ability after infection to produce antibodies against not just the spike protein but other pieces of the virus. Specifically, vaccinated people don’t seem to be producing antibodies to the nucleocapsid protein, the shell of the virus, which are a crucial part of the response in unvaccinated people.This means vaccinated people will be far more vulnerable to mutations in the spike protein EVEN AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN INFECTED AND RECOVERED ONCE (or more than once, probably).
It also means the virus is likely to select for mutations that go in exactly that direction, because those will essentially give it an enormous vulnerable population to infect. And it probably is still more evidence the vaccines may interfere with the development of robust long-term immunity post-infection.
The End of Civilian Rule (A Very Military Coup)?
A US top general broke chain-of-command and the current Whitehouse admin is fine with that. A very grave development — even the Guardian says so:
“If this is true Gen Milley must resign,” Mr. Vindman wrote on Twitter. “He usurped civilian authority, broke chain of command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military. It’s an extremely dangerous precedent. You can’t simply walk away from that.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/general-milley-resignation-trump-china-b1920502.html
“General Milley cannot undermine civilian authority. The US is not a military junta”:
Lt Col Daniel L Davis (ret). A new book claims the US’s top military officer secretly told the Chinese military he would warn if Trump ordered an attack. His reasons don’t matter – he must be relieved of command.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/17/general-milley-cannot-undermine-civilian-authority-the-us-is-not-a-military-juntaBiden backs top general Milley after reported ‘secret’ calls with China.
Is Any of this Sounding Familiar?
In the Soviet Union:
- There was no escape from ideological indoctrination—anywhere.
- The Soviets fused their press with the government
- The Soviet surveillance state enlisted apparatchiks and lackeys to ferret out ideological dissidents.
- The Soviet educational system sought not to enlighten but to indoctrinate young minds in proper government-approved thought.
- The Soviet Union was run by a pampered elite, exempt from the ramifications of their own radical ideologies.
- The Soviets mastered Trotskyization, or the rewriting and airbrushing away of history to fabricate present reality.
- The Soviets created a climate of fear and rewarded stool pigeons for rooting out all potential enemies of the people.
- Soviet prosecutors and courts were weaponized according to ideology.
- The Soviets doled out prizes on the basis of correct Soviet thought.
- The Soviets offered no apologies for extinguishing freedom. Instead, they boasted that they were advocates for equity, champions of the underclass, enemies of privilege — and therefore could terminate anyone or anything they pleased.