‘zeit’ German for, ‘time’ / ‘geist’ German for ‘ghost’ zeitgeist = time ghost or ‘spirit of the age’
WTF is going on REALLY?— A MANUFATURED CRISIS
Booming demand for consumer and goods, labor shortages, bad weather, and an array of COVID-related supply chain snarls are contributing to backlogs of cargo ships at ports around the world.
Among those seaports are the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach in Southern California, the two busiest container ports in the United States. On October 10, 2021, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of dozens of cargo ships waiting offshore for their turn to unload goods. On the same day, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired similar imagery.
According to data released by the Marine Exchange of Southern California, there were 87 container ships in the vicinity of the two ports on that day. Twenty-seven ships were in berths and 60 were waiting (either anchored or floating in drift zones) offshore. The number of ships waiting was down from a record-high of 73 on September 19, 2021. The two ports have had unusually large numbers of waiting ships since June 2020. Before then, cargo ships rarely waited to unload.
Ship backlogs at ports are not limited to Los Angeles. Elsewhere in the United States, ports in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Texas have faced similar challenges, according to news reports. Meanwhile, China’s Yantian port in Shenzhen has more than 67 container ships waiting, partly because tropical cyclone Kompasu caused the port to temporarily close. Ports in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai all had 10 or more container ships waiting in mid-October, according to Bloomberg.
NASA-funded researchers have used satellites and other tools to track different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed aspects of human activity and its impact on the environment. Researchers have tracked indicators ranging from air pollution and night time light activity and shipping. In particular, the Interagency Implementation and Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has been using artificial intelligence technology and high-resolution satellite imagery to track shipping activity at major U.S. ports.
I don’t buy it. This has to be part of the Great Reset agenda. It simply doesn’t add up.
How can all of this bullshit be going down on Biden’s watch if it is not a manufactured crisis?
How the far-left is SABOTAGING America so they can RESET it
A top General just delivered a bone chilling warning about civil war in America
Americans are worried about the state of our politics.
Leftists control every cultural and political institution in America and never shy away from flexing their power.
And this top General just delivered a bone chilling warning about civil war in America.
Barack Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal from his position of commanding U.S. forces in Afghanistan after a 2010 Rolling Stone article where McChrystal criticized then-Vice President Joe Biden.
McChrystal went on to endorse Biden in the 2020 election.
But now in an interview with Fox Business Channel, McChrystal warned that political polarization has put America closer to a civil war at any time since the 1860s.
“You know, I don’t want to be more alarmist than I should be, but what stops a society from just completely fragmenting in that case?” McChrystal stated. “What stops a civil war? We all say, ‘It could never happen here again,’ and unlike 1860 there’s not this overriding economic issue of slavery … but now we’ve got this tribalism that I would argue may be as strong as it was back then.”
Over the last decade, Leftists grew more culturally strident on social issues and institutions such as pro sports, big business, Silicon Valley, the media, academia, and Hollywood adopted more forward-facing radical Leftist positions.
Every power center in America suddenly got “woke.”
Liberals now hold the power to censor their political opponents and pressure companies to fire anyone that disagrees with leftwing orthodoxy.
Now that Democrats control the White House and Congress, Joe Biden’s ordering the FBI to spy on parents at school board meetings and treat them as domestic terrorists.
The Left’s dominance is driving polarization, which General McChrystal warns could lead to a breakdown of civil society.
“So, what’s to stop people from no longer identifying themselves as Americans and starting identifying themselves as liberal Americans, or conservative Americans, or this American or that American and then saying, ‘Well, why don’t we have our own state or our own nation?’” McChrystal added, “I don’t think it’s at all impossible that we would start to hear that.”
The Prerequisites for a Successful Insurgency by David Galula
“It follows that any country where the power is invested in an oligarchy, whether indigenous or foreign, is potential ground for a revolutionary war.
“The problem becomes particularly dangerous when the society does not integrate those who, by the level of their education or by their achievements, have proved to belong to the true elite. For it is among this rejected elite that the insurgents can find the indispensable leaders.
“The insurgent is not restricted to the choice of a single cause. Unless he has found an over-all cause, like anticolonialism, which is sufficient in itself because it combines all the political, social, economic, racial, religious, and cultural causes described above, he has much to gain by selecting an assortment of causes especially tailored for the various groups in the society that he is seeking to attract.
“The police. The eye and the arm of the government in all matters pertaining to internal order, the police are obviously a key factor in the early stages of an insurgency; they are the first counterinsurgent organization that has to be infiltrated and neutralized. Their efficiency depends on their numerical strength, the competency of their members, their loyalty toward the government, and, last but not least, on the backing they get from the other branches of the government – particularly the judicial system.
“The border areas are a permanent source of weakness for the counterinsurgent whatever his administrative structures, and this advantage is usually exploited by the insurgent, especially in the initial violent stages of the insurgency. By moving from one side of the border to the other, the insurgent is often able to escape pressure or, at least, to complicate operations for his opponent.
*All excerpts have been taken from Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice, David Galula, Praeger Security International.
Sustainability: The Tyranny of the 21st Century
Premiered Oct 6, 2021
The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 50
Sustainability is going to be the buzzword of the century. Everywhere we turn, we hear about sustainable practices in business and industry, sustainable foods and agriculture, sustainable energy, and so on. Businesses and governments sign on to “Sustainable Development Goals,” and so civil responsibility is framed in terms of this seemingly simple idea: sustainability. What does sustainability entail, though? What informs it? In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, James Lindsay walks through Herbert Marcuse’s New Leftism of the 1960s and 1970s and explains how sustainability has become Marcuse’s “New Sensibility.” In other words, sustainability is the new way of thinking about the world so that we can have liberation, which is to say Communism. Join James in this groundbreaking episode of the New Discourses Podcast to explore this idea at its ominous roots.
America has been exceptional over 200 years. It’s not because of the policies of the left. It’s the nation’s freedoms and limited government that have led to the good things we enjoy today as Americans.
If the left really had full control of the country, it wouldn’t be America for long. Check out D’Souza’s comments and see for yourself the outcome of such a radical change for yourself.
Yes, Virginia, There is a Deep State
A major untold story of the Trump era has been the political comeback of the CIA, NSA, and FBI, who thanks to an ingenious marketing campaign now enjoy widespread support among young liberals
Matt Taibbi–Oct 16. 2021
On The Young Turks the other night, during a segment called — this is not a joke — “RebelHQ,” commentator Ben Carollo extolled the virtues of the CIA. In one section, he described how intelligence officials responded to “Donald Trump trying to plan some ridiculous scheme to maintain himself as president”:
It’s not a conspiracy theory to say that these government officials wanted to listen to congress and cared about Democratic norms and respected the constitutional structure of the way the United States is today.
When I first heard Carollo talking about the desire of intelligence officials to “listen to congress,” I thought he was being literal.
Maybe, I thought, he meant that time in 2014, when the CIA spied on the the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into its torture program, wiring up Senate computers and reading staffers’ emails. Or perhaps he meant that time in 2015, when the Obama administration was using the NSA to listen to Israeli critics of his Iran deal, and ended up with “inadvertent” access to phone calls back and forth with political opponents in the U.S. congress, on both sides of the aisle.
Or, maybe Carollo also meant that time when the CIA intercepted communications between the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community and congressional staff, about pending whistleblower complaints. As the ICIG put it in one of its declassified notifications, “CIA security compiled a report that includes excerpts of these whistleblower-related communications, and this report was eventually shared with CIA management.” This way, the CIA bosses could know ahead of time who was going to congress with complaints about abuses! Good times.
Alas, Carollo didn’t mean intelligence officials are listening to congress in that sense. His video essay entitled, “Fact-checking Glenn Greenwald’s stunt on Fox News,” was designed to refute the apparently ridiculous notion that “there’s some sort of secret deep state working behind the scenes.” A central part of his argument is that unlike agencies like Homeland Security, formed under the Republican administration of George W. Bush and designed to be “far more shielded from congressional oversight,” the CIA reports to congress and basically does what it’s told.
The agencies with the real power to color outside the lines, Carollo tells us, are DHS-sub-operations, “specifically ICE, and Customs and Border Control,” which “have far less congressional oversight and far less structure in place for there to be those checks and balances.” Because of that, Carollo says, “Donald Trump was more than capable of enacting an extremely racist border policy.”
Even the Pentagon and the defense intelligence agencies are less of a concern, he said, because “when it comes to something like the military, there’s a long history of deep congressional oversight,” and “many checks and balances that are put into place.”
Carollo looks like he’s about six, and I say that fully conceding jealousy over his full head of hair. It’s relevant only because he’s representative of a generation of young, left-leaning intellectuals who grew up in the Trump years believing the CIA, FBI, NSA, and other such agencies to be trusted, straight-and-narrow defenders of democratic “norms.” These credulous kids with piercings and chin-beards who think the secret services are on their side are the fruits of one of the great P.R. campaigns of our time.
Six or seven years ago, “Deep State” was a term you would only see in left-leaning media. Bill Moyers explored the theme on his site from time to time, and when The Nation asked Edward Snowden about it, he said, “There’s definitely a deep state. Trust me, I’ve been there.”
The “deep state” was on the liberal left’s front burner then because a spate of horrendously ugly revelations put it there. We learned via Snowden that the NSA was collecting the communications of people all around the world in secret (Carollo might want to mark down that congress wasn’t informed) in a program the U.S. Court of Appeals just last year declared illegal.
We found out top intelligence officials like CIA chief John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to congress, among other things about the warrantless surveillance program, and got away without perjury charges despite a furious outcry from legislators (another useful factoid for Carollo, on the oversight front). We learned about the CIA’s systematic use of torture techniques, ranging from anal feeding to threatening to rape and murder relatives to induced hypothermia, another fun set of pastimes the agency decided not to burden congress with knowledge of.
Worst of all, we learned Barack Obama and his staff held regular “Terror Tuesdays” meetings to decide who they would and would not kill by secret drone assassination, a program which many Americans were surprised to learn was run not by the military but by the CIA. Obama — who would eventually be quoted joking that it “turns out I’m really good at killing people” and “I didn’t know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine” — widened the secret “kill list” to include Americans.
When Trump arrived, it almost immediately became obvious his historical destiny was to be the best thing that ever happened to the secret services. In the same way hydroxychloroquine became snake oil the instant Trump said he was taking it, the “Deep State” became a myth the moment Trump and his minions started saying they believed in it.
Rigging the election worked. Only a few people who have kept abreast with how it happened are aware of it. Why wouldn’t they pull the same gag again? The judicial parties that went along with it the first time are liable for black mail by those who bought them off. New teams of election workers can always be bought. The Dominion voting machines are still in operation, still have the same adjudication software and internet connection ability. No one is watching the store! It would be easier this time to rig the elections, 2022 & 2024.
Our opposition is not here listening in. They are the mainstream players. They write the official narrative that the dupes buy hook line and sinker.
They still don’t care about backwater outlets like Tabbi and Greenwald. They have the fucking NY TIMES and NEWSWEEK MSNBC ASSOCIATED PRESS…the whole Mockingbird propaganda system, the deep state operators like CIA & FBI….NSA listening to all our plans.
The whole panoptic maximum security state is in their hands.
You think any of those forces are afraid of getting caught?!?!
The national security state has utter impunity, they are indemnified by interlocking directorates.
Naïveté is not innocence, it is gross and moribund ignorance.
I can give you a good example that your embrace of the Hegelian Left/Right Dichotomy was embraced by the Marxists as a technique of Divide and Conquer which worked for some 70 years and brought numerous bloody revolutions and two world wars.
The generalized application that you are suggesting is in error, and can be shown as false, in that just recently with the previous administration of Donald Trump, we had a successful governing executive branch despite the continued ongoing attacks by the deep state oligarchs who finally took Trump down with a rigged presidential election in 2020.
Don’t forget how successful the Trump Presidency was…!!!…it should be easy to compare his with the current Biden regime that is totally destroying America in the short ten months of its despotic rule.
The ‘old Republican Party” is dead, the new Trumpist Republican Party is waiting in the wings to bring back American greatness once again.
Let us take back Congress in 2022, and the presidency again in 2024. It will be our last chance to regain the Republic.
I am not very hopeful myself. The oligarchs that rigged the 2020 presidential election seem to have the techniques down to an artform, They used the same methods during the Newsom recall vote, and kept that jackal in office.
Massive civil disobedience may be the only trick left in our top hat… and that would likely go hot and we would have a civil war on our hands. Dangerous but better than silently walking into the tyranny they have set up..
Remember on top of this we have the mRNA injection mandates, that are becoming a cause for resistance as well.. There are multiple issues to bring to the streets in the coming weeks and months.
Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat
Things are falling apart FAST. In the last 9 months the Biden regime has plunged the USA into a “New Normal” of medical tyranny, an open southern border which millions of illegal immigrants have invaded the US and are still coming, Prices on EVERYTHING has skyrocketed. Cargo ships are stuck outside of harbors for months now, and are not offloading cargos some of which must be perishable goods that are going bad. One ship’s anchor has hit an oil line and spilled oil into the offshore sea. IF an anchor rips up the cables in the area it can cause a huge Internet brownout. If this is part of an agenda, that Internet shut down will likely coincide with a lightning speed martial law declaration going unheard and happening by surprise.
My point being, We do not have much time here. We are in the midst of the Great Reset NOW!!! The agenda is on Fast Forward>>
KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY KIDS.
Or you will “Own nothing and be happy” soon.
BEWARE OF THE ÜBER-LIBERAL GASLIGHT
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