In times of universal deceit, telling
the truth is a revolutionary act.
         - George Orwell


Napoleon once observed that "history" is a set of lies agreed upon. In an era of ubiquitous fake news and information warfare, this has never been more true. The very concept of objective truth in history is fading out of our world. Pure propaganda and outright lies are passing into our history textbooks as unquestioned truth, condemning future generations to false views about historical reality. But the task of sifting through the lies and propaganda is overwhelming, limited by the ambition and time constraints of most observors. Only those who have dedicated their lives to sorting reality from falsehood are qualified to rewrite "consensus" history as a duty to humanity. The contributors to this site endeavor to do just that.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Killing Them Is Killing Us

 Authored by Robert Gore via StraightLineLogic.com, reposted on 
zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, July 31, 2017 

       The murdered cannot forgive. Their blood won’t be washed.

       There is something eerily fascinating about cold-blooded murderers - a staple of Hollywood thrillers and crime dramas - killing without emotion or remorse. Ordinary humans, afflicted with guilt for minor, not even criminal transgressions, can’t conceive of pulling the trigger and then sitting down for dinner. In real life, the number of people who can is glancingly small. Even for those few, actions have consequences. The blood never washes away.

'Narratives' Are Not 'Truths'

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, July 31, 2017 

       The polity is a social organism, of course, meaning that it adds up to more than the sum of its parts, a body of politics, if you will, just as each of us adds up to more than just our bodies. It’s alive as we are alive. We have needs. We have intentions in the service of those needs. Those intentions animate us and turn us in one direction or another to stay alive, and even more than that, to thrive.
       The American polity is not thriving. It has been incrementally failing to meet its needs for quite a while now, playing games with itself to pretend that it is okay while its institutional organs and economic operations decay. It turns this way and that way ever more desperately, over-steering like a drunk on the highway. It is drunk on the untruths it tells itself in the service of playing games to avoid meeting its real needs. Narratives are not truths.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

John Mauldin: "One Of These 3 Black Swans Will Trigger A Global Recession"

 Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, July 30, 2017

       Exactly 10 years ago, we were months way from a world-shaking financial crisis. By late 2006, we had an inverted yield curve steep to be a high-probability indicator of recession. I estimated at that time that the losses would be $400 billion at a minimum. Yet, most of my readers and fellow analysts told me I was way too bearish.
       Turned out the losses topped well over $2 trillion and triggered the financial crisis and Great Recession. Conditions in the financial markets needed only a spark from the subprime crisis to start a firestorm all over the world. Plenty of things were waiting to go wrong, and it seemed like they all did at the same time.

Washington DC Is Just A Gigantic Money Machine

 Posted by The Doc on The Economic Collapse Blog, reposted on silverdoctors.com
July 28, 2017 

       If you have ever wondered why our leaders in Washington D.C. seem to act so strangely, the truth is that it almost always comes down to just one thing.  It has been said that “money makes the world go round”, and that is definitely true in Washington. This year the federal government will spend more than 4 trillion dollars, and that represents well over one-fifth of our national GDP.  With so much money coming in and so much money going out, the stakes are incredibly high, and that is why so much money is poured into political campaigns on the national level.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017 - The Year that Washington DC Self-Destructs in Cannibalistic Infighting

       When a political system becomes corrupt to the core as Washington has over the past two decades, it's only a matter of time before it implodes.  The pervasive crime and corruption among the entire political establishment has resulted in a dog-eat-dog mentality that attempts to convict and imprison opposing camps before they convict and imprison you first.  The result is a sordid mess of extreme political infighting and legal wrangling that not only threatens to destroy the Trump presidency before his first year in office is complete, but threatens to put hundreds of politicians and their staff in prison for life.  The corruption and infighting has become that bad.
       But when Washington inevitably collapses into a kind of civil war involving the FBI and Special Prosecutors putting career politicians in jail for fraud, corruption, bribery, extortion, perjury, money laundering, treason, drug trafficking, child sex trafficking, and a litany of other crimes, what happens to the nation as a whole?  And what happens to the New World Order?  Can World War be avoided?

The Elites Are Jumping Ship As The Financial Collapse Draws Near

 Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
July 28, 2017

       It’s easy to think of the political and financial elites who run our world as lofty and all powerful. They command dangerous governments that can wield devastating weapons, central banks that treat our economy like a rigged casino, media conglomerates that pacify the minds of the public, and unbelievably wealthy corporations that have concentrated wealth to an unprecedented degree.
       However, they’re certainly not invincible, and the systems of control that they’ve created are rapidly diminishing. Most notably, they seem all to aware of the fact that the global economy is headed for a crash. On the rare occasion where you can catch one of the elites in a moment of candor, they’ll tell you that the party is almost over.

Friday, July 28, 2017

F.A.P.E. (Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies) - The International Child Sex Trafficking Network Run By the Clintons

      Truth is stranger than fiction.  With the recent deaths of rock stars Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, much has come to light about Hollywood's role in the international sex trafficking ring controlled by John Podesta and the Clintons.  What we're finding out is sickening beyond belief, and comprises the Greatest Conspiracy of All Time.
       First, some facts:  Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell didn't commit suicide, they were murdered.  These two music artists and close friends were beginning to talk openly about their knowledge of child sex trafficking following Bennington's discovery that he is the illegitimate child of John Podesta.  Podesta is the Washington power-player who orchestrates the "enforcing" (ie. "wet-works" / assassinations) for Bill and Hillary Clinton.

The Clintons, Jes Staley, Jeffrey Epstein And Barclays’ Frauds OR From Pizzagate to Gold Rigging

 By Mark Anthony Taylor,
 for The International Reporter, July 7, 2017

       Students of conspiracy should be well aware of the facts of the Clinton foundation – the ‘charity’ set up by Bill and Hillary Clinton – that received vast sums of money, from China, Russia, Qatar & Saudi Arabia, as well as being bankrolled by the key criminals of the market manipulation cartels. Given that the banks have repeatedly received Quantitative Easing to release them from their bad debts and liquidity issues, they should not have been donating to anyone, least of all to this abomination.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Attitude of Gratitude, and the Aptitude for Solitude

 "I'm just overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude right now.  When you do the work on yourself, and you work through your resentments, it's so freeing. We inevitably get hurt throughout our lives, and we carry so much negativity around because of that hurt and what happened to us.  But the most beautiful thing in the world is when you choose to just face it, to look at it, and to shine light on the darkness within you; you will find gifts in there.  And the most amazing gift is freedom - absolute freedom - and that's what I feel right now.  I feel so overwhelmed [with happiness], but I wouldn't feel this if I didn't go through the struggle, the heartache, and all the bad stuff.  Because there are gifts in the struggle - there are gifts in the bad stuff - but only if you are willing to excavate them, and find what's there.  The hardest thing for a person to do is to take an honest look at themselves, but when you do it sets you free." - Erica Derrickson (YouTube, "A Moment of Pure Bliss at Sunrise", vlog #544)

The Event Horizon Is Coming Up Fast

 By Richard Sauder, Event Horizon Chronicle,
 via SGT Report, July 27, 2017.

       This blog concerns itself with the rapidly approaching Event Horizon towards which this planet and all of humanity are more and more quickly tumbling. Either you see that something big is coming, or you do not. Most likely, if you are reading my blog, you are aware to some degree that we are in a giant, global, decision tree, and that a decisive fork in the road is coming up, or that we have already blithely zoomed past the fork in the road, and the die has already been irretrievably cast!
       To wit: we will shortly experience either the very worst of times or the very best of times, but not both at the same time. Our future really is binary.

Trump Is Being Moved Aside So That Conflict with Russia Can Proceed

 By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, posted on Globalresearch.ca, July 27, 2017

       What is the Congress up to with their stupid bill that imposes more sanctions and removes the power of President Trump to rescind the sanctions that President Obama imposed?
       Congress is doing two things. One is that Congress is serving their campaign contributors in the military/security complex by being tougher with Russia, thus keeping the orchestrated threat alive so that Americans denied health care don’t start looking at the massive military/security budget as a place to find money for health care.

Real Fake News: Science Used As Propaganda

 Authored by Joe Jarvis via The Daily Bell,
 reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden,
 July 27, 2017 

       Did you know that doctors and scientists can be corrupt or simply wrong?
       People seem to give doctors and scientists the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their findings and opinions on things like global warming, genetically modified organisms, pesticides, chemicals, and how unhealthy certain foods and habits are. But like any other humans, scientists and doctors are, well, human. They can be misguided, confused, corrupt, and stubbornly opinionated.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Washington DC Counter-Narrative Conspiracy Receives a Boost With Arrest of Imran Awan

       On Monday night (July 24th), Imran Awan - a Pakistani national who worked on I.T. for the DNC in Washington - was arrested at Dulles International Airport on charges of bank fraud. More importantly, computer harddrives were seized by the FBI from one of his homes in Virginia - harddrives which may contain the missing links in the counter-narrative conspiracy unravelled by George Webb et al using YouTube as a crowdsourcing investigative tool over the past 8 months.  With Awan's arrest, and the seizure of the harddrives, the Truth about the fake-news narrative of "Russian collusion" in the Trump White House is about to be exposed, and in its stead an avalanche of revelations about DNC/Clinton corruption is about to ensue. The story could prove to be the tip of the iceberg regarding the Greatest Conspiracy of All Time.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Central Bankers 'Are' The Crisis

 Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via 
The Automatic Earth blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, July 25, 2017

       If there’s one myth - and there are many - that we should invalidate in the cross-over world of politics and economics, it‘s that central banks have saved us from a financial crisis. It’s a carefully construed myth, but it’s as false as can be. Our central banks have caused our financial crises, not saved us from them.
       It really should -but doesn’t- make us cringe uncontrollably to see Bank of England governor-for-hire Mark Carney announce - straightfaced - that:  “A decade after the start of the global financial crisis, G20 reforms are building a safer, simpler and fairer financial system. “We have fixed the issues that caused the last crisis. They were fundamental and deep-seated, which is why it was such a major job.”

Was Chester Bennington Murdered by Dad John Podesta?

        Just when you thought this sick world couldn't get any more twisted, we get this new development in the supposed "suicide" of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington:  he was the illegitimate son of John Podesta, and was murdered on Chris Cornell's birthday because the two of them were working on exposing the pizzagate child trafficking network run by his father.  Cornell was also murdered just weeks earlier.
       Bennington's wife, Linda Anne Bentley, has come forward saying she has proof that he didn't commit suicide. And serious gaps exist in the official story of his close friend Chris Cornell's supposed "suicide".  Both men, it would appear, were murdered on the orders of John Podesta, who is frantically trying to expunge all those who are working hard to expose the nationwide child trafficking and pedophilia network he and the Clintons operate.  Watch the following video by David Zublick and judge for yourself:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Egon Von Greyerz: "We Are Now In The Frightening Endgame"

 Authored by Egon von Greyerz via Kingworldnews.com, reposted on 
zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, July 24, 2017 

       “Stock investors are rejoicing about stock markets making new highs in many countries, totally oblivious of the risks or the reasons.  It seems that this is an unstoppable rally in a “new normal” market paradigm. No major increase is expected in the inflation rate or the historically low interest rates. The present rally has lasted 8 years since the 2009 low. There is virtually no fear in the stock market so investors see no reason why this favorable climate would not continue for another 8 years at least."  Yes, of course it could. All that is needed is that governments worldwide print another $20-50 trillion at least and that global debt goes up by another $200-500 trillion…Egon von Greyerz continues:

America 2017 = France 1789

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler 
via Kunstler.com, reposted on zerohedge.com
 by Tyler Durden, July 24, 2017

       We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s “aristocracy,” once based strictly on bank accounts, acts increasingly hereditary as the vapid offspring and relations of “stars” (in politics, showbiz, business, and the arts) assert their prerogatives to fame, power, and riches - think the voters didn’t grok the sinister import of Hillary’s “it’s my turn” message?

Vancouver Police Are Using Prediction Technology For Pre Crime Arrests!

 By Dan Dicks, PressForTruth, July 23, 2017

       Remember the film Minority Report?
Well the Vancouver Police Department has just made that fictional concept a reality for Canadians as they have just become the first police force in all of Canada to implement new crime prediction technology.
       Using computer algorithms and complex urban mapping overlays, police can now determine where crime is likely to occur, and make arrests before crimes are committed.  Science fiction?  Not any longer.  It may just be coming to a neighbourhood near you.

                 Watch:  https://youtu.be/XSNexkuQyU8

In this video, Dan Dicks of Press For Truth outlines the lies and contradictions displayed by the VPD as well as the obvious and not so obvious potential areas for abuse with this new technology.

David Stockman Has Had Enough: "Brennan, Rice, Power - Lock Them All Up!"

 Authored by David Stockman via LewRockwell.com, reposted on zerohedge.com
by Tyler Durden, July 23, 2017

       We frequently hear people say they have nothing to hide - so surrendering privacy and constitutional rights to the Surveillance State may not be such a big deal if it helps catch a terrorist or two. But with each passing day in the RussiaGate drama we are learning that this superficial exoneration is dangerously beside the point.
       We are referring here to the unrelenting witch hunt that has been unleashed by Imperial Washington against the legitimately elected President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. This campaign of lies, leaks and Russophobia is the handiwork of Obama’s top national security advisors, who blatantly misused Washington’s surveillance apparatus to discredit Trump and to effectively nullify America’s democratic process.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Elon Musk Unveils Apocalyptic Vision For The World

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, July 15, 2017 

"AI is a fundamental existential risk to 
human civilization, and I don't think people
 fully appreciate that." - Elon Musk

       Elon Musk is no stranger to futurecasting a foreboding dystopia ahead for mankind, as we noted recently. But during a  speech he gave on July 15th at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island, Musk turned up the future-fearmongery amplifier to '11'.
       As a reminder, in the past, when he was asked about whether humans are living inside a computer simulation, Musk made headlines last year by saying he thinks the chances are one in billions that we aren’t.

Former 'Plunge Protection Team' Member Warns "Blockchain Is Freaking Governments Out"

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, July 23, 2017 

       Dr. Pippa Malmgren, a US policy analyst and former member of the Working Group on Financial Markets, a government entity better known by its nickname, the “Plunge Protection Team,” appeared on Erik Townsend’s MacroVoices podcast to discuss bitcoin and the European refugee crisis, while also offering some clues about how the PPT, famous for its secrecy, operates.
       Townsend started the interview by asking Malmgren, who also served as a special assistant to the president during the Obama administration, her thoughts about the thousands of refugees who continue to pour into Europe. Surprisingly, despite her liberal views regarding the free movement of people, Malmgren said she’s “quite worried” about the crisis, and believes it will only worsen as governments in Northern Africa become increasingly unstable, potentially leading to a financial crisis in Europe.

Paul Craig Roberts Rages At "The Reign Of Propaganda"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, posted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, July 22, 2017  

     If truth has a chance it is in a different country than America...

       Masters of propaganda from its inventor, Jewish public relations expert Edward Louis James Bernays, to the Nazi Minister of Propaganda Paul Joseph Goebbels, agree that a lie can be turned into truth by constant repetition.  The more pure the lie, the more complete the success in turning it into The Truth. Lies partly based in fact or half-truths open themselves to factual challenge. For a propagandist the best lie is a lie unfettered by even a distant relationship to truth. Such a lie can be turned into such self-evident truth that no evidence is necessary. As Nikki Haley and Hillary Clinton put it: “Evidence! We don’t need any stinking evidence. We know Russia hacked our election!”


Kunstler Fears "Violent Revolt" As "Soft Coup" Against Trump Looms

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, July 21, 2017 

       For all his blunders and stumbles in his first half-year as President (cough cough), Donald Trump seems to have more lives than Schrödinger’s Cat. Or maybe it just seems that way. Or maybe he isn’t really there at all (like the news these days). Maybe Trump only represents one comic probability in an infinite number of universes of probability, both comic and tragic. I begin to understand why the folks in Hollywood are having a whack attack over the chief executive: you can’t storyboard this bitch; it’s like leaving The Three Stooges on their own in a sound stage to re-make Gone With the Wind.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lauren Southern - Yet Another Truthseeker Censored For "Inappropriate" Thoughts

       Lauren Southern presents some of the most reasoned and balanced views on a variety of subjects that you will ever find on the Internet.  "Ballsy", she covers a host of topics few dare to tackle with incredible poise and fairness, including feminism, dating, the refugee crisis in Europe, and progressive politics, to name but a few.
       But Lauren was recently informed by Patreon, the online donation-funding platform that keeps many YouTube vloggers financially solvent, that her video content is "inappropriate" and may even "lead to the possible death of people."  No evidence was provided to support the decision.  Like so many other Truthseekers in recent months, Lauren is just the latest victim in an endless stream of rational, balanced, yet provocative voices being silenced by the Internet's new censors, Google.  If this kind of intense censorship continues, what is going to happen to free speech in North America?
       Watch the following videos and judge Lauren's                  "inappropriateness" for yourself:

Top Vatican Official: Gay Sex in Vatican ‘Never Been Worse’ Than Under Francis

 By Pete Baklinski, www.lifesitenews.com

 ROME, July 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Not only are gay-orgies happening in the Vatican, but the extent of homosexual activity in the Vatican under Pope Francis’ watch has “never been worse,” a reliable senior member of the Curia told National Catholic Register’s Ed Pentin.
       Pentin wrote earlier this week that this Vatican Curia member confirmed to him that “multiple sources” within the Vatican, including another senior curial figure, say that the report of a drug-fueled gay orgy right next to St. Peter’s is true.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Erica Derrickson - Embodiment of a Truthseeker

        Every once in a while we encounter truly amazing, extraordinary individuals.  One such person I met recently - if only through YouTube videos (not in person)  - is Erica Derrickson, from Boston.  I found her after searching for YouTube videos on Auroville, the experimental off-the-grid city in southern India, where I am considering moving next year.  Erica made Auroville one of her many stops during a six-month cross-country backpacking tour of India in 2015.
       A prolific author and video archivist, Erica posted her entire journey on various social media sites (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), revealing every aspect of her journey and what she was experiencing.  I find her not only breathtakingly beautiful, but deep.  She's on a path of self-discovery that I find ultimately laudable. For me, she is the embodiment of a Truthseeker, and some day, I hope to meet her.

       Check out her videos linked below, and tell me if I'm wrong...

When We Can No Longer Tell The Truth...

 Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, July 21, 2017 

       Lies, half-truths and cover-ups are all manifestations of fatal weakness.  When we can no longer tell the truth because the truth will bring the whole rotten, fragile status quo down in a heap of broken promises and lies, we've reached the perfection of dysfunction.
       You know the one essential guideline to "leadership" in a doomed dysfunctional system: when it gets serious, you have to lie. In other words, the status quo's secular goddess is TINA--there is no alternative to lying, because the truth will bring the whole corrupt structure tumbling down.

Silencing the Truth? The Mainstream Media Declares War on the Alternative Media

 By Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News, December 16, 2016, reposted on
 Globalresearch.ca, July 17, 2017

       When it came to the art of lying to the public, German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels said it best:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Washington's "Good Terrorists, Bad Terrorists" Policy In The Middle East

 Authored by Nauman Sadiq vis OrientalReview.org, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden,
 July 20, 2017

       Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back in the ‘80s that spawned Islamic jihadists like the Taliban and al Qaeda for the first time in history and the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, 2011-onward, is that the Afghan jihad was an overt jihad: back then, the Western political establishments and their mouthpiece, the mainstream media, used to openly brag that the CIA provides all those AK-47s, RPGs and stingers to the Afghan so-called “freedom fighters” to combat the Soviet troops in Afghanistan.
[Above:  Osama Bin Laden praised in Britain's The Independent newspaper, issued Dec 6, 1993.]

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why Has The Thinking Class Of America Abandoned Thinking?

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, reposted on zerohedge.com 
Tyler Durden, July 14, 2017 

       The abiding enigma of this tormented era remains: why has the thinking class of America abandoned thinking?
       The answer is: it’s the reaction to their own failure. Failure to do what? To produce the utopia that Gnostic liberalism promised - a perfect world based on altering human nature.
       The result is an essentially religious hysteria, like the witch frenzies of Medieval Europe that were sometimes provoked by ergot poisoning — a fungus with toxic psychotropic properties that grew on the harvested rye, inducing frightful hallucinations in the villagers, who then lashed out at their perceived supernatural antagonists. Trump in our time is the ergot on the bread of our politics. And Russia is the witch.

The Planned Destruction Of America: "If They Can't Collapse It Internally They'll Attack The U.S. Externally"

 Authored by Jeremiah Johnson via SHTFplan.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
July 20, 2017

       From within and from without.  Before our very eyes, we are seeing actions taking place both within the U.S. domestically and outside of it.  The scripted plans were set into motion decades ago, and are seeing fruition now, with increases in activities leading toward the planned downfall of the U.S. The architects follow a very “Orwellian” pattern: it isn’t important who takes the reins of power, if that power is used to promulgate the continually leftward-moving paradigm shift and the continuance of power. These oligarchs are globalists who wish to remove the national boundaries except to use the governments in an administrative fashion to control the masses.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

US Military Establishment Study Admits The American Empire Is "Collapsing"

 Authored by Darius Shatahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org,
reposted on zerohedge.com
 by Tyler Durden, July 19, 2017 

       A new study conducted by members of the U.S. military establishment has concluded that the U.S.-led international global order established after World War II is “fraying” and may even be “collapsing” as the U.S. continues to lose its position of “primacy” in world affairs. “In brief, the sta­tus quo that was hatched and nurtured by U.S. strategists after World War II and has for decades been the principal ‘beat’ for DoD is not merely fraying but may, in fact, be collapsing,” the report states.
       The report, published in June by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, evaluated the Department of Defense’s (DOD) approach to risk assessment at all levels of Pentagon policy planning. The study was supported and sponsored by the U.S. Army’s Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate; the Joint Staff, J5 (Strategy and Policy Branch); the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Develop­ment; and the Army Study Program Management Office.

Zombies R Us: "We, The People" Are The Walking Dead Of The American Police State

 Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, July 19, 2017

R.I.P George Romero (1940-2017).

       Romero - a filmmaker hailed as the architect of the zombie genre - is dead at the age of 77, but the zombified police state culture he railed against lives on. Just take a look around you.
       “We the people” have become the walking dead of the American police state. We’re still plagued by the socio-political evils of cultural apathy, materialism, domestic militarism and racism that Romero depicted in his Night of the Living Dead trilogy. Romero’s zombies have taken on a life of their own in pop culture.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Trip of a Lifetime: Rules in the Game of Enlightenment (Part III)

       One of the most difficult things for those seeking enlightenment to accept is that the process and discipline is tantamount to a training program to become Nobody Special.  It goes against everything we've been taught through life:  that the only way to 'achieve' anything is to become a Somebody.  Even though we come to a recognition that all our fatigue, anxiety, fear, and neuroses come from our attempts to become a Somebody, we refuse to believe that it is in embracing nobody-specialness that we can become anybody.  For it is in accepting our smallness, our ant-like status in the universe, that we can begin to experience the kind of unbridled awareness that indeed we ARE God, and hence infinite.

How "Nothing To Hide" Leads To "Nowhere To Hide" – Why Privacy Matters In An Age Of Tech Totalitarianism

 Via The Daily Bell, reposted on zerohedge.com
 by Tyler Durden, July 18, 2017 

       Would you allow a government official into your bedroom on your honeymoon? Or let your mother-in-law hear and record every conversation that takes place in your home or car – especially disagreements with your husband or wife? Would you let a stranger sit in on your children’s playdates so that he could better understand how to entice them with candy or a doll?  Guess what: If you bring your phone with you everywhere, or engage with a whole-house robo helper such as Alexa or Echo or Siri or Google, you’re opening up every aspect of your life to government officials, snooping (possibly criminal) hackers, and advertisers targeting you, your spouse and your children.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The War on Pedophiles: Myths and Realities in a World Gone Mad

        Researchers into the dark underworld of global elites have been screaming from rooftops for years that pedophilia and child trafficking is rife among the world's rich and powerful.  Polite society and the mainstream media have ignored these warnings for one simple reason:  the allegations seem too incredible, and political correctness forbids even the mentioning of such astounding claims.
        Along came the Hillary/Podesta emails released by Wikileaks in October, 2016, and the subject finally began to receive wider attention albeit with the derogatory caveat, "Conspiracy theorists claim..." Under president Trump, the number of arrests related to pedophilia and child trafficking has more than tripled, adding ammunition to the claim that there's more to the "War on Trump" by the Deep State than meets the eye.  Elites involved in such egregious crimes, it turns out, are running scared that the long arm of the law may finally be reaching into their hitherto protected realms. The Pedophile Wars have begun


Sunday, July 16, 2017

"How could someone who seemed so right turn out to be so wrong?"

        That's the question being asked by "LeeAnna", a young woman who recently had the man of her dreams arrested and thrown in prison for ostensibly having done nothing wrong. The whole episode is of particular concern to me, Phoenix, as that man - "JP" - happens to be my best friend.
       What follows is a a hypothetical and imagined conversation between myself and LeeAnna covering the complex questions surrounding their relationship and his arrest.  But first a little background information:  JP was arrested for the first time in his life in 2010 following a police investigation into his selling of marijuana and his "party lifestyle" involving teenaged girls in his home.  Being an avid diary writer, and having several years worth of diaries seized and examined by police, JP was forced to plead guilty on a slew of charges because nearly all of his escapades were recorded in his own handwriting. Since then, he has been made the #1 scapegoat in his hometown, a target of hatred by those projecting their own inner demons on an all-too-convenient target.

Research Team Slams Global Warming Data In New Report: "Not Reality... Totally Inconsistent With Credible Temperature Data"

 Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
July 15, 2017 

       As world leaders, namely in the European Union, attack President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement which would have saddled Americans with billions upon billions of dollars in debt and economic losses, a new bombshell report that analyzed Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data produced by NASA, the NOAA and HADLEY proves the President was right on target with his refusal to be a part of the new initiative.
       According to the report, which has been peer reviewed by administrators, scientists and researchers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and several of America’s leading universities, the data is completely bunk:


Two More People Found Mysteriously Murdered After Attempting to Expose Clinton Criminal Scandals

        It's a dangerous game trying to bring justice to Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Just ask the family members of Klaus Eberwein and Peter Smith, both now deceased after bizarre murders deemed "suicides" by crooked investigators.  Both men were found dead recently following their individual attempts to expose the criminal deeds of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week.  Smith was the primary source for a bizarre Wall Street Journal story that tried to link National Security Adviser Mike Flynn with a group of individuals organized by Smith who bargained with a Russian hacker group for copies of what were purportedly Hillary Clinton’s missing 30,000 emails.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Trip of a Lifetime: Rules in the Game of Enlightenment (Part II)

        Back in the 1960's those who broke from society's mold in an attempt to create a new way of living from the materialistic wasteland which had become the West were confused as to whether they were psychotic or spiritual.  They gathered in various groups and under various umbrellas so that at least they could reassure each other that if they were psychotic they were at least in it together.
       To be sure, they were freeing themselves from a cultural model of reality that had been considered absolute.  But as they started to break free there was a lot of melodrama:  violence, anger, confusion, as well as ecstasy and bliss.  The pure part of the movement derived from the outer manifestations of genuine inner change, new awarenesses about how modernity had perverted the human character to create unnecessary discord between man and nature and between man and man.  The impurities were derived from the new objects of clinging - the new symbols and ideologies that were latched onto in order to reassure themselves that they were in fact different.  There was a general confusion between inner freedom and external freedom, between revolution and evolution.

Hollywood Conspiracy Files: Dark Secrets of Hollywood Revealed

 Hollywood Conspiracy Files: 
Dark Secrets of Hollywood Revealed (2017)
(49 minutes long) Jay Myers Documentaries, 
Published on March 13, 2017


      Hollywood and the entire fame-industry in America is rotten to the core.  Behind the curtain of fame and fortune, flashing lights and red carpets, deep dark secrets are being kept from an unsuspecting world.  And those dark secrets all revolve around SEX.  Sex, actors and actresses of all ages testify, is the glue that keeps the entire industry together.  It is the grease that keeps the multi-billion dollar movie and glamour industry going.  By cashing in on sex, and participating in the dirty secrets industry it generates, is the surest way to increase one's level of wealth and fame status.  But once admitted to this dark underworld, there's no way out.  At the top of the Hollywood power pyramid are individuals and forces that can only be described as Illuminati - Luciferians.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Trip of a Lifetime: Rules in the Game of Enlightenment (Part I)

        The journey towards enlightenment is such a delight to share with others.  Depending on which cultural tradition you come from the journey invariably passes through the seven valleys, the seven kingdoms, the seven chakras, the planes of consciousness, the degrees of faith.  Often we only know that we've attained a certain plateau along the journey when we pass beyond it, because when we're in it we don't have the perspective to know because we're engrossed in our being.  But as the journey progresses and one's faith grows stronger, we find our very strength in our being.  It then becomes a journey towards simplicity, towards quietness, towards a kind of joy that is not in time, leaving behind every model we have had of who we think we are.  It involves a transformation of our beings so that our thinking mind becomes our servant rather than our master. It's a journey that has taken us from primary identification with our body, through identification with our psyche, on to an identification with our souls, then to an identification with God, and ultimately beyond identification.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

We Found Love in a Hopeless Place

      What is love?  We have striven from time immemorial to put into words the feeling we experience when we "love" someone.
       One philosopher curiously explained that love is not just wanting someone, and not just wanting someone to want you back, but wanting someone to want you to want them, and wanting them to want you to want them to want you, and onwards and onwards down an endless coiled DNA strand of interpersonal desire that melts into One. At some point in our lives, most of us have felt it, if only fleetingly.  It produces a natural high unlike any drug.  It is the source of the desire to be with the Other, and to "make love".  But equally certain is that we have all had it ripped from us in that hellishly depressing of all feelings, having our "heart broken."  Sometimes it is not the fault of the lovers.  Think of Romeo and Juliet. Sometimes outside forces move in to rip lovers apart.  I know - it happened to me just the other day...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Tragedy Of The Commons In The American Prison System

 Authored by Chris Calton via The Mises Institute, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden,
July 12, 2017 

       In a previous article, I wrote about how the war on drugs and the government monopoly on the legal system has created the Tragedy of the Commons in our justice system. Because legislators and police officers have every incentive to appear “tough on crime” but the cost of the sending a criminal to a courtroom is socialized, the courts have become increasingly backlogged. What that article did not cover is the related “commons problem” in the prison system and the consequences that follow.

Sexual Consent in an Era of Scapegoating and Police Totalitarianism

Per Se or Power? 
Age and Sexual Consent

By Joseph J. Fischel *

ABSTRACT:  Legal theorists, liberal philosophers, and feminist scholars have written extensively on questions surrounding consent and sexual consent, with particular attention paid to the sorts of conditions that validate or vitiate consent, and to whether or not consent is an adequate metric to determine ethical and legal conduct. So too, many have written on the historical construction of childhood, and how this concept has influenced contemporary legal culture and more broadly informed civil society and its social divisions. Far less has been written, however, on a potent point of contact between these two fields: age of consent laws governing sexual activity. Partially on account of this under-theorization, such statutes are often taken for granted as reflecting rather than creating distinctions between adults and youth, between consensual competency and incapacity, and between the time for innocence and the time for sex. In this Article, I argue for relatively modest reforms to contemporary age of consent statutes but propose a theoretic reconstruction of the principles that inform them.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Is The US Government On The Verge Of Reading Minds?

 Authored by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
July 11, 2017 

       Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University recently made a scientific breakthrough using machine algorithms to accurately guess what people are thinking. In other words, as the university referred to it, they have “harness[ed] ‘mind reading’ technology to decode complex thoughts.”
       The researchers report that they can “now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, ‘The witness shouted during the trial.’” Though the technology does not identify the actual words, lead researcher Marcel Just, D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has made enough progress that “machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology” can effectively ‘read minds.’

We’re Good People, Really We Are!

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation Blog,
 July 10, 2017

The disgrace of America’s putative intellectual class is nearly complete as it shoves the polity further into dysfunction and toward collapse. These are the people Nassim Taleb refers to as “intellectuals-yet-idiots.” Big questions loom over this dynamic: How did the thinking class of America sink into this slough of thoughtlessness? And why – what is motivating them?  One path to understanding it can be found in this sober essay by Neal Devers, The Overton Bubble, published two years ago on TheFuturePrimaeval.net — a friend turned me on to it the other day (dunno how I missed it). The title is a reference to the phenomenon known as the Overton Window. Wikipedia summarizes it:

Friday, July 7, 2017

Bank Of America: "Massive Market Inflection Point Coming This Summer: Will Lead To Fall Crash"

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, July 7, 2017

        One week after BofA's Michael Hartnett became the latest strategist to admit the truth, when in his Flow Show report from last week he said that "central banks have exacerbated inequality via Wall St inflation & Main St deflation" and now that they are hoping to quickly and painlessly undo their error, there are "two ways to cure inequality...you can make the poor richer...or you can make the rich poorer..." concluding that the "Fed/ECB are now tightening to make Wall St poorer" because it is "no longer politically acceptable to stoke Wall St bubble", he has followed up with a note in which he looks at the vast change in the market landscape over the past year.
       As he says, one year ago, July 11th, 2016, 30-year Treasury yield hit all-time low (2.14%), and Swiss government could have issued a 50-year bond at a negative yield (Chart 2 shows 10- year Swiss yield back to 1900).

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Documents Expose How Hollywood Promotes War On Behalf Of The Pentagon, CIA, & NSA

 Authored by Tom Secker and Matthew Alford
 via Medium.com, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, July 5, 2017

Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet.

      Tom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new US military and intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents reveal for the first time the vast scale of US government control in Hollywood, including the ability to manipulate scripts or even prevent films too critical of the Pentagon from being made? - not to mention influencing some of the most popular film franchises in recent years.
       This raises new questions not only about the way censorship works in the modern entertainment industry, but also about Hollywood’s little known role as a propaganda machine for the US national security apparatus.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

You Want A Picture Of The Future? Imagine A Boot Stamping On Your Face

 Authored by John Whitehead 
via The Rutherford Institute, 
reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
July 3, 2017 

       We have arrived, way ahead of schedule, into the dystopian future dreamed up by such science fiction writers as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Atwood and Philip K. Dick.
       Much like Orwell’s Big Brother in 1984, the government and its corporate spies now watch our every move.  Much like Huxley’s A Brave New World, we are churning out a society of watchers who “have their liberties taken away from them, but … rather enjoy it, because they [are] distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing.”