Is This Calm Before the Storm Meant To Create a War Against Dissenters and the ‘Unvaccinated’? Absolutely! – LewRockwell

02-06-21 04:45:00,

“Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.”

~ Eric Hoffer (1996). “The Passionate State of Mind”

I spent recent days in what could be described as a psychological dystopic state of bewilderment, but then I remembered the fact that the modern American humanoid is merely a controlled drone, and his puppet master is the controlling governing state. This has long been the prevailing mood of the people, but this recent stark reminder solidified that reality.

I am rarely confused about what is going on, and have been warning about the actual controllers and their state pawn’s desires to control the masses for two decades, but sometimes things happen that are so starkly ridiculous and telling, that one has to stop what he is doing, pause, and reflect on what is being acted out in real time. After contemplation of surrounding robotic behavior, the truth usually appears, and the sky opens up. That has been the case lately.

I will base my initial comments on a local anecdotal experience, but one that is currently being played out across this entire country, even in places that have been and still are nearly fully communistic in nature. While Montana has not been nearly as absurd as some states like California, Oregon, New York, Colorado, and others, certain cities have remained since the beginning of this ‘pandemic’ farce, locked down and controlled by the local political scum in such a manner as to be reminiscent of totalitarian regimes. The city of Bozeman has been one of those places, at least until just very recently. It has been for a year or more a place of extreme shutdowns, draconian rules and enforcement, horrible restrictions, and full masking everywhere. That just changed nearly overnight.

I have been refused entry or service over and over again on every attempt to visit, dine, and shop there for many months, and mask wearing compliance was virtually 100% it seemed, inside and out, since this insanity began early last year. It was a rarity indeed to see any on the street without a mask, and many were ready to either stare, ridicule, or confront anyone walking around maskless. This not only changed in Montana this Memorial Day weekend, it changed nationwide.

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ECB Preview : The Calm Before The Storm

16-07-20 07:17:00,

Submitted by Christopher Dembik, Head of Macro Analysis at Saxo Bank

Summary:  We are onside with consensus in expecting no change in monetary policy this week. Now the German court challenge has been defused, the ECB can focus on the future of its bond purchases. Technical discussions should concern the likely slowdown in the path of bond purchases this summer, further flexibility in the PSPP (Public Sector Purchase Programme) parameters, and early talks about the Strategy Review that is due next year, especially regarding climate change. The ECB is likely to remain on alert as the second economic wave of the COVID-19, characterized by business restructuring and permanent closures, is about to hit the Eurozone and fragilize the banking sector.

Timeline of the ECB’s response to the crisis:

  • March 12: The ECB decides to expand its QE programme by €120bn until the end of 2020, with a special focus on private sector bonds, such as corporate bonds, and to offer more favorable terms for the already planned TLTRO III with a rate up to -0.75%.

  • March 18: “Whatever it takes” moment. The ECB unveils its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) of €750bn until the end of 2020 with a high degree of flexibility: the 33% limit DOES NOT apply and the ECB can purchase debt across all the yield curve, including Greek debt under waiver. The QE program reach a total of €1050bn until the end of the year (including previous measures and the relaunch of QE by Draghi in 2019).

  • April 7: The ECB decides a very significant easing of its collateral requirements, including an expansion of eligible credit claims (ACCs) to SME loans, Greek debt (waiver) and a 20% reduction in haircuts.

  • April 22: The ECB accepts some junk-rated debt as collateral for loans to banks (Important caveats: the bonds must be rated as investment grade on April 7).

  • June 4: The ECB increases the €750bn envelope for the PEPP by €600bn to a total of €1350bn. All asset categories eligible under the existing asset purchase programme (APP) are also eligible under the new programme.

  • June 25: The ECB creates a Eurosystem repo facility to provide liquidity in EUR to central banks outside the euro area.

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How Long Before Danielle Ryan Is Assassinated? –

30-08-19 08:10:00,

How Long Before Danielle Ryan Is Assassinated?

Paul Craig Roberts

Danielle Ryan is an Irish journalist. A real one, not a presstitute. She says things that journalists nowhere in the Western world are any longer permitted to say. For example, Western journalism no longer is connected to factual reporting. It is simply used to get whoever the oligarchs want got.

Danielle notes that it is impossible to be a journalist today if you have any respect for facts, truth, and objectivity. Those are what get you fired. She is very gentle about it:

“No one could reasonably expect journalism to be an entirely mistake-free profession, but the rate at which demonstrably false stories percolate through the media ecosystem is alarming — and the more mistakes, it seems, the higher the reward. Maddow has been held in almost heroic regard by her network, regardless of how many false and wacky stories she promotes.” 

“From Iraq to Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, journalism has thrived on lies and misinformation. Many of the pundits and columnists who were the biggest cheerleaders for the Iraq war, for example, are still regularly called upon to offer their sage advice, insights, and predictions for new military adventures.”

I find the stupidity of Americans and Europeans to be extraordinary. How can any person endowed with an IQ above 80 sit in front of TV media such as MSNBC, CNN, BBC, or read newspapers, especially the New York Times and Washington Post or listen to NPR? Only people who are mentally and emotionally weak and seek refuge in the blue pill. Those who cannot face reality are the consumers of Western presstitute news.

Indeed, why do Americans and Europeans waste their time with media? The media is totally predictable. Here is the ironclad formula: “Trump is wrong and so is white America unless the insouciant white gentile fools are fighting for Israel in the Middle East and demonizing Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea in the financial interest of the military/security complex.”

In the Western presstitute media you will never find any different story.

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Hong Kong: Chaos Before the Order : The Corbett Report

17-08-19 08:47:00,

When Fox News talking head Kathleen “KT” McFarland had ex-Reagan stooge Michael Pillsbury on her “Defcon 3” web show in 2014 to discuss the so-called Umbrella Movement protests which were then raging across Hong Kong, she got more than she bargained for.

Noting that “Chinese state-owned media” were alleging that the protests were “all the fault of the Americans,” she asked Pillsbury point blank: “So what do you think? It’s all the Americans’ fault?”

Obviously, she was expecting a simple “no.” Instead, Pillsbury told her: “It’s not all our fault, but we’re partially involved. We have a large consulate there that’s in charge of taking care of the Hong Kong Policy Act passed by Congress to ensure democracy in Hong Kong. We also have funded millions of dollars of programs through the National Endowment for Democracy to help democracy in Hong Kong. So in that sense the Chinese accusation is not totally false.”

Like an old propaganda master, McFarland ignored that inconvenient answer and plowed ahead with her questions as prepared (including one that began “My former boss, Henry Kissinger, and I know he’s a friend of yours as well. . .”). Regardless, the ugly truth did peek out from behind the slickly-packaged “news” propaganda, if only for a moment, and there was no putting the toothpaste back in the tube.

Five years old now, that exchange has resurfaced in the wake of the latest round of protests in Hong Kong to underscore the point that Uncle Sam does have his fingers in the HK pie and is still manipulating events there. The latest indication of US interference in HK is the brouhaha caused by US diplomat Julie Eadah, who was caught meeting with some of the protest movement’s leading activists in a picture that made the rounds on Chinese social media. The picures caused a stir, with China “summon[ing] senior officials from the US consulate general in Hong Kong and lodg[ing] stern representations over the contact between US consulate officials and Hong Kong secessionist forces.” The US response? You’re a bunch of thugs for daring to talk about the picture!

But all of this tit-for-tat raises a string of questions: What is America’s role in the current Hong Kong protest movement?

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Even Before The Recession Has Officially Begun, Some Large U.S. Firms Are Laying Off Thousands Of Workers

22-05-19 06:10:00,

By Michael Snyder

If the U.S. economy is “booming” and very bright days are ahead, then why are many large U.S. corporations laying off thousands of workers?  Layoffs are starting to come fast and furious now, and this is happening even though the coming recession has not even officially started yet.  Of course many are convinced that we are actually in a recession at this moment.  In fact, according to John Williams of if the government was actually using honest numbers they would show that we have been in a recession for quite some time.  But the narrative that the mainstream media keeps feeding us is that the U.S. economy is “doing well” and that the outlook for the future is positive.  Well, if that is true then why are big companies laying off so many workers right now?

Let’s start by talking about Ford Motor Company.  On Monday, they announced that they will be laying off approximately 7,000 workers

Ford Motor said Monday that it is laying off about 7,000 managers and other salaried employees, about 10% of its white-collar workforce across the globe, as part of a restructuring plan designed to save the No. 2 automaker $600 million annually.

The cuts, some of which were previously announced by the company, will be completed by August, Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in an email to employees Monday.

If the U.S. economy was about to take off like a rocket, this move doesn’t make any sense at all.

But if we are headed into a recession, this move makes perfect sense.

Another large firm that is laying off thousands of workers is Nestle

Nestle SA’s U.S. unit will dismiss about 4,000 workers as it stops delivering frozen pizza and ice cream directly to stores and transitions to a warehouse model that’s becoming an industry standard for Big Food companies looking to trim costs.

And we also recently learned that 3M is planning to get rid of about 2,000 workers

3M plans to cut 2,000 globally as part of a restructuring due to a slower-than-expected 2019.

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