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Black 47’: The Irish Famine of 1847

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Global Research, March 25, 2018

“Weary men, what reap ye?—Golden corn for the stranger.
What sow ye?— human corpses that wait for the avenger.
Fainting forms, hunger–stricken, what see you in the offing?
Stately ships to bear our food away, amid the stranger’s scoffing.
There’s a proud array of soldiers — what do they round your door?
They guard our masters’ granaries from the thin hands of the poor.
Pale mothers, wherefore weeping— would to God that we were dead;
Our children swoon before us, and we cannot give them bread.”
Speranza (Jane Wilde, mother of Oscar Wilde)[1]

Last Wednesday I attended a preview for a forthcoming Irish film, Black 47 (Director Lance Daly), about the worst year of the catastrophic Irish famine and is set in the west of Ireland in 1847.

The story centres around an Irish soldier, Feeney (James Frecheville), returning from serving the British Army in Afghanistan only to find most of his family have perished in the Famine or An Gorta Mor (the Great Hunger) as it is known in Gaelic.

The English and Irish terms for Ireland’s greatest tragedy are infused with different ideological approaches to the disaster. By emphasising the failure of the potato crop only, the impression is given that there was no food to be had on the island when the opposite was true – there were many other crops which did not fail but were not accessible to the vast majority of the people – hence, the Great Hunger.

In Black 47, the colonised fight back as Feeney puts the skills he has learned abroad with the British army to effective use in Ireland. He kills or executes the various people involved in the British colonial system he blames for the starvation and death of his family: from the bailiff to the judge to the colonial landlord. Moreover, Feeney goes a step further as he refuses to speak English to those in power before he kills them, reflecting back to them an immediate understanding of the powerlessness of those without the linguistic tools to negotiate compromises (as was seen in the film when a monolingual Irish speaker gets tough justice for ‘refusing’ to speak English in court).

Back in the late 1980s a book entitled ‘The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures’ [1989] showed how the language and literature of the empire, English, was used by colonised peoples in the creation of a radical culture to aid their resistance to the hegemony of imperial power. However, now with many of his family
dead, Feeney has ceased to be a Caliban profiting on the language of his masters and becomes a powerfully drawn hero who is uncompromising in his insistence that the Irish language and culture will be a respected equal to the imposed English language and culture of the colonists.

In the film the ruling class and their hierarchy of supporters are flush with food and the army is used to transport harvested crops to the coast and exportation. This fact is displayed symbolically when one of Feeney’s victims is literally ‘drowned’ in food, as he is found head first in a sack of wheat.

The international aspect of the Black 47 narrative hints at the geopolitics of the day with Feeney’s return from Afghanistan and the concurrent mass emigration to the United States from Ireland. Feeney’s indignation at finding out how his masters have treated his own family and compatriots as he risked his life for them abroad is similar to the
treatment of the African-American soldiers of the Vietnam war on their return to the United States.

But this is not a black and white, Irish versus the Brits, movie. There is complexity as some of the British show empathy for the desperate Irish and pay the ultimate price or go on the run.

“Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.” (Francis Bacon)

Black 47 is a revenge movie which is cathartic for an audience feeling the utter helplessness of the victims living in a brutal system without real justice, where what should have been their protectors (the law, the state, the army, etc.) became their attackers and betrayed them. In previous food crises, according to Christine Kenealy, the –

“Closure of ports was a traditional, short-term response to food shortages. It had been used to great effect during the subsistence crisis of 1782-4 when, despite the opposition of the grain merchants, ports had been closed and bounties offered to merchants who imported food to the country. During the subsistence crisis of 1799-1800, the government had placed a temporary embargo on the export of potatoes from Ireland. In 1816 and 1821, the British government had organised the shipment of grain into areas in the west of Ireland where there were food shortages. The grain was then sold on at low prices. Similar intervention and market regulation occurred in Britain.” [2]

Unfortunately for Ireland, Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan (2 April 1807 – 19 June 1886), a British civil servant and colonial administrator, was put in charge of administering famine relief. Trevelyan was a student of the economist Thomas Malthus and a believer in laissez faire economics and the free hand of the market. Trevelyan described the famine as an “effective mechanism for reducing surplus population” as well as “the judgement of God”. [3]

​Famine Memorial in Dublin by by artist Rowan Gillespie (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

With this change in attitude on the part of the British government towards food shortages, the crisis was doomed from the beginning. Kinealy states:

“In 1847 alone, the worst year of the Famine, almost 4,000 vessels carried food from Ireland to the major ports of Britain, that is, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and London. Over half of these ships went to Liverpool, the main port both for emigration and for cargo.” [4]

Ultimately, one million people starved to death and one million emigrated reducing the population by about 20% – 25%.

Black 47 is an uncompromising film that depicts the harrowing results of a crop failure combined with an ultra exploitative system that knew no moral or legal boundaries. Sure, attempts were made by well-meaning people to alleviate the crisis but the failure of the state to end the crisis on a macro level resulted in an unprecedented disaster for the Irish people. It will go on general release in September.

Further research:

For those interested in finding out more about the Great Hunger, here is a select list of material covering different aspects.


The preview showing of Black 47 was to complement a concurrent exhibtion of art in Dublin Castle showing at the Coach House Gallery until June 30. The exhibition, titled ‘Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger’, is an exhibition of the world’s largest collection of Famine-related art.
See this.

Belfast mural


The full poem by Jane Wilde (Speranza, mother of Oscar Wilde), ‘The Famine Year (The Stricken Land)’ can be seen here.


Sinéad O’Connor – ‘Famine’

Damien Dempsey – ‘Colony’

Christy Moore – ‘On a Single Day’


The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy by Tim Pat Coogan

The Graves are Walking by John Kelly

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine edited by J. Crowley, W. J. Smith and M.Murphy.
(Massive hardback volume covering almost all aspects of the famine throughout Ireland, lavishly illustrated.)

National Famine Commemoration Committee
The National Famine Commemoration Committee was first established in 2008 following a Government decision to commemorate the Great Irish Famine with an annual national famine memorial day. See this.


Ireland 1848 – ‘An experimental documentary of the Great Irish Famine. Shot as a film might have been shot in 1848 fifty years before the cinema was invented.’
See this.


Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin is an Irish artist, lecturer and writer. His artwork consists of paintings based on contemporary geopolitical themes as well as Irish history and cityscapes of Dublin. His blog of critical writing based on cinema, art and politics along with research on a database of Realist and Social Realist art from around the world can be viewed country by country at http://gaelart.blogspot.ie/.

Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin is a frequent contributor to Global research


[1] The full poem by Jane Wilde (Speranza, mother of Oscar Wilde), ‘The Famine Year (The Stricken Land)’ can be seen here: http://www.ballinagree.freeservers.com/famyear.html
[2] See: https://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/food-exports-from-ireland-1846-47/
[3] See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Charles_Trevelyan,_1st_Baronet
[4] See: https://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/food-exports-from-ireland-1846-47/

Source: https://www.globalresearch.ca/black-47-the-irish-famine-of-1847/5633434

The Struggle to Defeat Austerity in Detroit and the World

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Origins of the global economic crises are to be found within the capitalist and imperialist system

Featured image: Abayomi Azikiwe addresses the National Conference to Defeat Austerity, March 24, 2018

Note: This is the text of an address delivered during the opening plenary of the National Conference to Defeat Austerity held on Sat. March 24, 2018 at the Historic St. Matthews-St. Joseph Episcopal Church located in the North End section of Detroit on Woodward Ave.

The conference was attended by several hundred delegates from various regions of the United States


On behalf of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition we wish to again welcome all of you to the National Conference to Defeat Austerity (NCDA). This event is a direct outgrowth of the movement that has evolved in Detroit over the last decade or more.

In 2006-2007, the world economic downturn was sharply felt right here in this municipality and throughout the state of Michigan. For years prior to this time period, we witnessed the precipitous decline in real wages, capital flight, joblessness and home foreclosures which climbed to record levels.

Many of us who were co-founders and organizers for the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War &Injustice (MECAWI) advanced the slogan: “Money for Our Cities, Not for War.” There were indeed imperialist wars raging in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Colombia, Palestine, the Western Sahara, etc. However, at the same time, there is a domestic war being waged continuously against the working people and nationally oppressed right here in the United States.

One aspect of the austerity which is being imposed on people in 2018 is in part a direct result of the runaway Pentagon and national security budget. If we consider the spending of the Department of Defense and the intelligence agencies, these combined costs us at least $1 trillion annually.

Nonetheless, can we safely say that we are safe and secure? Obviously not. The so-called “war on terrorism” has not brought peace to the U.S. let alone other targeted geo-political regions of the world.

The students who are marching in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country, including in downtown Detroit, say they are imperiled on a daily basis just for attending schools. If one cannot find safety and security in schools, then the society has a serious problem that should be addressed immediately.

When there is a social system which cannot guarantee everyone housing, food, water, environmental safety, quality education, healthcare and freedom from national oppression and economic exploitation, then change is needed. Although the U.S. ruling class promotes itself as the most prosperous and democratic country on earth, there are more people falling below the poverty line every year while the gap between rich and poor is ever widening.

A purported “full-employment economy” cannot be worthwhile when people are working every day, perhaps one, two, three or more jobs, yet they cannot provide the necessities for themselves and their families. When uncertainty is the norm for the majority of people within U.S. society, then the notion of “safety and security” is a misnomer.

The stability and growth that we require must be based on the needs and interests of the majority within U.S. society and the world. Our principal enemies are those who are depriving us of our inherent right to a decent life. These are the forces of oppression and exploitation
that must be decisively defeated.

State Repression and the Economic Crises

If the propaganda of the corporate-controlled and government media is not enough to lull us into complacency and acquiescence, the state apparatus is all too willing to confine millions into economic marginalization through underemployment, wage theft and super-exploitation. Here in Detroit we are told regularly that the displacement of African Americans and working people in general is good for the city. That the billionaire ruling class must be given “incentives” to invest in Detroit so some of these resources will in essence “trickle down” to the masses.

It becomes even worse when we realize that the “prestige projects” which are promoted as “development” are largely financed through the tax revenue of the majority African American residents by capturing public assets so desperately needed for job creation, municipal services, housing, education, public transit, ecological safeguarding and infrastructural repair. Politicians who are said to be downtown to service the people instead are pawns of the corporate interests which take our money for their own coffers. There is no real debate over the imposition of these white elephants passed off as “milestones for progress.” What happened to referendums on trillion-dollar structures which rely on tax funding absent of any public consent? We are feed up with others telling us what is good for us. Our objective is total freedom from oppression, exploitation and degradation.

Beyond the undemocratic economic plans forced upon the masses, the prison-industrial-complex must be viewed as another means aimed at our oppression and exploitation. Slavery is still in existence within the criminal justice system. Not only are the rulers incarcerating millions across the country both documented and undocumented, with many others under judicial and law-enforcement supervision, their armed agents are also gunning us down in the streets of Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Newark, Los Angeles, etc. and most recently in Sacramento, California, where young Stephon Clark was brutally killed by cops in his grandmother’s backyard.

What Are Our Tasks Today?

We are here today for three fundamental reasons. It is necessary for this gathering to clearly define the character of the multiple crises we face as oppressed, impoverished and working people. Our problem is economic at it base nonetheless the solutions are political and social. The first step in any struggle is to know who your enemies are. Our oppression and exploitation are rooted in a system of injustice. In order for us to achieve liberation we must challenge and overcome the structural barriers to our genuine progress.

Moreover, we have come together to network among ourselves. To discuss both our strengths and weaknesses within the context of building a sustainable movement aimed at taking on the forces which are exercising hegemony over our very lives. At present no one organization has the capacity to advance the struggle without the cooperation of others. So therefore, we are here to find avenues of unity and coalition building towards our much-coveted objectives of creating a society devoid of the evils Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cited more than fifty years ago: racism, poverty and militarism.

Finally, we look forward to the outcome of our deliberations today. The workshops should be encouraged to hammer out action items which are both specific as well as broad enough in scope so that they can be adopted by the entire conference.

Special thanks to our guests from around the state, country and indeed internationally. The same interests which are oppressing us on the east coast, the west coast, the South, in Puerto Rico, are here in Detroit. All around the world people are rising up against racism, national oppression, state repression and transnational corporations and banks.

These same financial institutions which stole our homes and wrecked our neighborhoods in Detroit are also the enemies of the people in the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific and Europe as well. We are compelled to expand our focus to understand that we have natural allies among the peoples of the globe.

Let us take up this calling and utilize our time together today to advance our movement. We are no longer just victims. We are the architects of a future where the interests of the people take precedence over those who would perpetuate our exploitation and oppression. The wealth of the planet belongs to us. Let us reclaim it in the interests of us all.


Note: This is the text of an address delivered during the opening plenary of the National Conference to Defeat Austerity held on Sat. March 24, 2018 at the Historic St. Matthews-St. Joseph Episcopal Church located in the North End section of Detroit on Woodward Ave.

The conference was attended by several hundred delegates from various regions of the United States including various cities throughout Michigan along with Chicago and Rockford, Illinois, Indianapolis, Durham, Boston, Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, etc. Special guest Ricardo Santos Ramos, the former President of the Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union of Puerto Rico, gave a major address in the afternoon plenary focusing on international affairs.

The opening plenary where this talk was given also featured presentations by Yvonne Jones, City of Detroit retiree and founding member of the Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association (DAREA), Erica Anna, Xicana organizer from Chicago, Dante Strobino, organizer with Southern Workers Assembly of Durham, and another special guest Rev. Edward Pinkney, former political prisoner in Michigan and longtime activist from Berrien County. The day-long conference was endorsed by over 45 different organizations and individuals from throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Abayomi Azikiwe is the editor of Pan-African News Wire. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

All images in this article are from the author.

Source: https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-struggle-to-defeat-austerity-in-detroit-and-the-world/5633809

Follow the Money: Who’s Really Behind the Nov. 4 Refuse Fascism Protest

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By Torchy Blane

Billionaire megalomaniac George Soros and a globalist operative group are behind the “Nov. 4 It Begins” protest calling for the ousting of President Donald Trump from the White House along with his entire cabinet, reports reveal.

RefuseFascism.org announced its planned protest against Trump on Sept. 26 when members of the group blocked rush-hour traffic for on Highway 101 in Los Angeles by holding up signs that spelled out “Nov 4 It Begins.” After nearly 20 minutes, they were arrested by police.

During the last week, the U.S. government issued internal warnings to federal employees about staged protests by left-wing groups that could last for an indefinite period of time. The Department of Defense advisory stated the group holding the protest is not affiliated with the Anti-Fa, but violence could break out during demonstrations. Uniformed service members are advised avoid the following 14 major cities: Atlanta, Ga.; Austin, Texas; Boston and Pittsfield, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Honolulu, Hawaii; Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif.; New York City, NY; Omaha, Neb.; Philadelphia, Pen.; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle, Wash.

GRAPHIC: RefuseFascism.org
IMAGE: Jali_Cat‏ @Jali_Cat/Twitter

Media reporting on the event runs the gamut. Right-wing press claim it’s an Anti-Fa civil war, while left-wing media call such claims a hoax and sympathetically report it will be a peaceful demonstration. The most disgusting and misleading article of all came from Newsweek, which calls Anti-Fa “a fixture in America’s popular imagination” that “has no formal organizational structure.”

Irregardless of whether or not Refuse Fascism is directly affiliated with Anti-Fa, it appears Anti-Fa will be joining in the protest and will be up to their old antics.

Refuse Fascism calls the Trump administration “a vicious cabal” and the president a madman with “his finger on the nuclear trigger.” It compares Trump to Hitler and the U.S. to Nazi Germany. The full manifesto can be read here. Yet, Refuse Fascism insists its protests will be non-violent, but it does not disavow those (such as Anti-Fa) who fight fascism through violent means. Organizers say the Nov. 4 demonstration will be modeled after the Pussy Hat Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day. Only this time, it claims the demonstration won’t end until the Trump administration is brought down.

This doesn’t look like Pussy Hat to me …

Inspired by @Eminem s ppl in NYC made this happen. Thank you, Eminem now let’s all get out in the streets & DO THIS

Though there are many valid, reasoned arguments one could make for the removal of members of the Team Trump, if not Trump himself, not one could be found on RefuseFascism.org. In sum, its primary complaint on the pages of its website smacks of Dem-driven agitprop surrounding faux claims about racism, migration, climate change, abortion and — a new one — “Christian fascism.”

Last February, Refuse Fascism took credit for shutting down Milo’s Berkeley event. As you may recall, protesters rioted. Fifteen buildings were vandalized and set on fire. One Trump supporter was attacked with shovels by a group of men clad in black, and he was shown on social media laying unconscious in the middle of the street. A female Trump supporter was blasted with pepper spray during a televised interview.

But really, the most interesting thing on the RefuseFascism.org website is its “Donate” page. In the first paragraph, we see that addition to donating via Paypal, we can also send checks to RefuseFascism.org at 305 West Broadway #185, New York, NY 10013. A quick Internet search reveals this is the same address as The World Can’t Wait!, another political action group with a similar anit-war, pro-migration, pro-abortion agenda.

The second paragraph of the RefuseFascism.org donation page states:

To support our educational activities and make a tax-deductible donation by mail, make your check out to Alliance for Global Justice” (our fiscal sponsor; you can use the abbreviation AFGJ), designate Refuse Fascism in the memo and mail to the address above. RefuseFascism.org is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501(c)3.

Similarly, The World Can’t Wait! donation page refers us to Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ), and it states, “World Can’t Wait is a project of our fiscal sponsor, the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501(c)3.

So what or who is the Alliance for Global Justice? Well, this is where it gets interesting. It — along the with Nicaragua Network — is a group of pro-communists, Marxists and socialists that provide the funding arm for a litany of international political action groups operating under familiar and unfamiliar names, such as the following:

The based Alliance for Global Justice headquarters rents out a single room in South Tucson. PHOTO: Joe Ferguson/Arizona Daily Star

African Awareness Association (Richmond, VA)
Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras/Indigenous Alliance Without Borders
American Jews for a Just Peace Boston (Boston, MA)
Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW)
Asamblea de Base
Bil’in Center for Joint Struggle
Black Movement Law Project
Black Trans Media
CAMEF (Cameroon)
Change-Links Newspaper (Los Angeles)
Chico Mendes Reforestation Project
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
Conversion to Reclaim Earth in the Americas (CREA)
Denver Justice Project
DC African American Legacy Foundation
Dialect of the Diaspora (Tucson)
Eritye Papa Desalin
Friends of Asociación de Trabajadores Campesinos
Friends of the Congo
Gays Against Guns DC
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
Hands Up United
Homeless Advocacy Coalition (Pennsylvania)
IndyOWS (Indiana Occupy Wall Street)
Jericho Movement
Juthour Arboretum (Ramallah)
Lazos de Dignidad
LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network
LGBT Voice
Maypop Collective for Climate and Economic Justice
Mossadegh Project
Movement for Black Lives Fund
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA)
Nija’nu Apoyando a Nuestros Abuelos A.C.
Occupy Tucson
Occupy Wall Street Screenprinters
Partnership for a New Haiti
Pan-African Roots
People’s Media Center (Washington, DC)
Popular Resistance
Social Justice Action Center
¡S! l Solidarity Ignite
U.N.I.D.O.S. (United Nondiscriminatory Individuals Demanding Our Studies) (Tucson)

Indeed, AFGJ is a self-proclaimed “think tank” and 501(c)(3) pass-through organization for 85 groups, many of them foreign. In 2016, they corralled more than $2.2 million in donations — and George Soros is one of the organization’s primary benefactors. As DiscoverTheNetworks.org reports:

AfGJ has received funding from a number of left-wing philanthropies, including [Soros’] Tides FoundationGeorge Soros‘ Open Society Foundations, the Arca Foundation, the Firedoll Foundation, the Brightwater Fund, the New World Foundation, the Foundation for Deep Ecology, the Hill Snowdon Foundation, the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund, the Aetna Foundation, the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, and the Schwab Charitable Fund.

The leadership of AFGJ:

Chuck Kaufman, a veteran Nicaragua Network operative who helped establish the ANSWER Coalition and condemns “the culture of U.S. militarism,” has been one of of AfGJ’s two national co-coordinators since 2003. He also has been active for many years in anti-war protests and Latin American “Solidarity” networks.

Kaufman’s fellow national co-coordinator at AfGJ from 2003-17 was Katherine Hoyt, a longtime activist with the Sandinista National Liberation Front, a Nicaraguan revolutionary Marxist group. When the Sandinistas mobilized against the Somoza government in 1979, Hoyt and her husband permitted the Sandinista guerrillas to stockpile Molotov cocktails in the couple’s home in Nicaragua. “After the coup” in that country, says the Capital Research Center, “Hoyt went to work for the Sandinista government, ultimately working as a translator for the national legislature.” …

By no means are Hoyt and Kaufman the only leftist radicals to hold key positions with the Alliance for Global Justice. Consider, for example, AfGJ employee James Jordan. After he visited Communist Cuba twice in 2015, Jordan sought to dispel what he characterized as the persistent “myths” that “have been the driving force shaping U.S. policy towards Cuba” – namely, the notion that Cuba does not permit its people to have any freedom of religion or freedom of speech. “I can say categorically in both of my visits that I saw absolutely no evidence of any kind of suppression of the right to worship, or not to worship, as one pleased,” said Jordan. With regard to freedom of speech, Jordan stated: “I did hear dissent openly expressed [in Cuba]. More often I heard nuanced criticisms of the government made by persons who were nonetheless supportive, but they recognized some problems and had ideas on how to make things better.” …

Stansfield Smith, a committed Marxist who frequently contributes material to AfGJ’s website, visited yet another Communist country – North Korea – in 2013. Following that trip, Smith claimed that the blame for international tensions regarding North Korea’s nuclear weapons program could ultimately be traced to the hostility and duplicity of the United States, South Korea, and Japan. …

Source: http://www.renegadetribune.com/follow-money-whos-really-behind-nov-4-refuse-fascism-protest/

The Radioactive Nature of Jewish Thinking–Transforming the Garden Of Eden into the Little Shop Of Horrors

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Those of us still registered as guests in the Hotel Reality note with a certain amount of amusement the growing number of people–including pretty important folks no less in stature than El Presidente Obama himself–who have figured out that there is a problem, and specifically with this creature known as Israel. More importantly, they realize that this “problem” is not some trivial, localized issue affecting only a few unimportant po’ folk thousands of miles away in places such as Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, etc, but rather that the whole Israeli situation is like an inflamed appendix–tiny in its size, but deadly enough to destroy the entire body politic if not removed or dealt with rationally.

The obvious evidence that they see this problem is the fact that America–despite the tsunami of shrieking and screeching from organized Jewish interests in the last few years–is dragging her feet in getting the next war against Iran started, to say nothing of the whole drama between the US and Israel regarding the settlements in the West Bank. Having realized that the chickens of hell have indeed come home to roost in the form of a barely-alive US economy as well as the fact the rest of the world looks at America (rightly) as Israel’s favorite whore, these same characters have suddenly begun to take the business of national survival seriously. Only now are they are beginning to realize that the same kind of havoc the West has assisted in creating in places such as Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and elsewhere is like nuclear fallout that spreads everywhere, and as such, having decided that “it’s personal this time,” something’s got to be done about it.

Unfortunately, that’s how it is with moneyed, powerful people living a life of privilege. They’re as inclined to take an interest in the terrible goings-on outside their gated communities as it is for the proverbial camel to pass through the eye of a needle or a leopard to change its spots. As a rule (and matter of principle) people with money don’t give a good Goddamn about whatever terrible dramas are taking place in the lives of others a mere few blocks over. As long as things are hunky dory in their little corner of paradise, than the rest of the world can go to hell in a hand basket, literally, while they themselves sleep soundly at night like babies.

This was exactly the mindset in operation when all this present madness was in its embryonic stages, when the guy from the synagogue with mad, darting eyes showed up with a box of matches on that hot summer day and proposed lighting one and dropping it on the bone-dry forest floor.

What we are referring to here of course were those early days of the 20th century when a bearded lunatic named Herzl was making the rounds, palm-pressing with Europe’s elite and pushing for the creation of this thing known as the “Jewish state”, coaxing his would-be suckers along with the song and dance that if they emptied their ghettos onto the shores of Palestine that all Europe’s ‘Jewish problems’ would be solved. Understandably this certainly must have seemed inviting to the bourgeoisie of Europe, given the predominant role these same Jewish creatures played in all sorts of recent upheavals, beginning with the French Revolution and then followed by the myriad of Marxist uprisings and various attempted (and sometimes successful) assassinations of several European leaders.

Obviously, judging by events today however, these folks, the ‘smarter, better’ people of the West’s intelligentsia never stopped to consider what might unavoidably come from dropping the lit match of Jewish thinking (and its accompanying destructive behavior) on the floor of a drought-besieged forest known as the Middle East. When we today as rational individuals in the 21st century consider the prospect of sending a sub-culture of people whose entire identity is rooted in a backwards, regressive world view created by patriarchs whose claim to leadership was the fact they heard voices in their heads commanding them to dispossess, slay and enslave the peoples of the very same region, what else could be the result? People today wonder why–from a community of people addicted to a religio-pathology such as this–there is scant noise concerning the 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, Operation Cast Lead, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and upcoming wars against Iran and Syria?–Read the newspapers coming out of Israel sometime and see for yourselves–“God told us to do it, and who are we to refuse?”

The other possibility of course is that they–the “better” and smarter people of the 20th century West DID consider all this, but rather than weigh the long-term liabilities instead looked only at the short term benefits. This of course could only be achieved by ignoring the laws of Mother Nature, in this case the fact that fire by its very nature spreads, meaning that eventually the same inferno created by the West would grow and eventually find its way into the “better” neighborhoods of Europe and America. What did they think, that by virtue of their “betterness” that somehow some higher power was going to step in and intervene, bringing about some smaller variation of the great flood that would keep all hell from breaking loose?

The problem with what we see taking place today within Western circles wanting to reign in the Jewish state however is that it is way past late in terms of dealing with this problem. Deciding in 2010 to start dealing rationally with an organically-irrational state such as Israel is like someone finding out he or she is riddled with cancer after a lifetime of chain-smoking 4 packs a day and then deciding to quit cold-turkey in the hopes that by removing the cause of the disease that the disease itself will go away and the body will be back to its old self. As we hate to be the bringers of bad news, the ugly truth is that they are a day late and a dollar short, as the old saying goes. Enjoying first class accommodations on the Titanic, nevertheless what’s done is done and there is no going back now. The waters are rising and all the crying and praying in the world is not going to change anything. Mother Nature has spoken.

As Obama and various leaders in Europe wring their hands in worry over the fact that the world is now held hostage by this tiny, inflamed appendix known as the Jewish state, ready to burst and who has made it clear that if she goes down then the world goes down with her, all they can do is deal gingerly with the patient as if it were a canister of highly-volatile and unstable TNT.

The reality is this–they, meaning the Jewish interests sitting at the helm– own our countries, through control of our governments, media, financial systems, churches, etc, etc, etc. The radioactive nature of Jewish/Zionist influence is so prevalent that tests come back positive in every case, whether it is the air, water or even our toothpaste. There is no getting away from it. It is everywhere.

The uglier truth than this however is the fact that being smarter, better people, they–the intelligentsia of the West–should have been smarter and known better. Whether it be the secular governments of the West or religious institutions such as the Vatican, nothing substatively was done to prevent this monster being loosed on humanity. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what happens when you empty a mental asylum of its inhabitants, release them on civilized society and give them access to every weapon they demand. At the time, all they–the ‘better, smarter’ people of the West could envision was getting these perennial pains in the ass out of their countries so they could enjoy a little peace and quiet, but now as a result of their decisions Cain has been raised up from the depths of hell and, as one person once predicted, “…Men cry peace, peace, but there is no peace”.

Readers will recall a movie from the 1980’s entitled “Little Shop Of Horrors”, where this tiny, odd-looking plant in a small store suddenly gets its first taste of human blood and grows, and grows and grows until it becomes a monstrosity of sorts. The passersby are so intrigued they come in and as a result business is booming. The owner of the plant shop, enjoying the business this is all generating must provide his monstrosity with new victims everyday while not considering the possibility that eventually he would be next.

Thus has it been with the West and Israel. We willingly feed her the human sacrifices she demands, whether they be Palestinians, Lebanese, Iraqis, or whoever, and now, she has become an uncontrollable monstrosity and now, realizing who may be next, we in the West are frantically trying to put the beast back in its cage without getting bit, but this is not possible. Indeed, she will continue to raise hell and tear this one-time Garden of Eden apart, and particularly when she needs her “fix” of innocent blood, and the only question remaining to be answered is whether we in the West, in reaping what we have sown on the rest of the world, will go out with a bang or a whimper.

© 2010 Mark Glenn


Source: https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/the-radioactive-nature-of-jewish-thinking-transforming-the-garden-of-eden-into-the-little-shop-of-horrors/#more-1430

The Chertoff Connection: Las Vegas

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 Americans are being manipulated into a newly constructed prison nation — these shootings are not organic and will continue.

I saw a post on Facebook containing the comments of a forum shown below. This comment was of interest because Stephanie Sledge had been connecting the shooting dots in Las Vegas to expanding State agendas to further impede and restrict activities and rights of American at public places. She plans to release an article on subject soon.[UPDATE] Stephanie’s article is here.

I am not saying the information in this anonymous post is the truth, but it does make sense and is consistent with the story, let’s explore this idea.

At the time of the shooting in Las Vegas, the United States Congress was considering a bill making gun ownership easier and consistent with the US Constitution. The bill, called “The Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act” was expected to pass congress and be made ready for President Trump to sign soon.

The bill would allow gun owners to, again, transport registered firearms across state lines, carry guns in national parks and eliminate the $200 transfer tax on silencers. At the same time another bill introduced by the NRA would make sane and consistent State concealed carry laws, by allowing concealed carry permitted gun owners to carry in all States, regardless of the State laws, which violate the US Constitution (which is incorporate to all States Constitutions.)

These laws are big steps toward unraveling all of the unconstitutional law created by the individual states in support of the agenda to disarm Americans.

According to Stephanie Sledge, the Las Vegas shooting will be used to call for new and extreme security measures in all public places where people gather, like casinos, department stores, schools etc., in addition to a demand for more gun legislation.

Here is the interesting comment found on a forum dated 9-11-17 – way before the events of October 1, 2017.

if their plan is successful state of nevada will pass a law in the future making all casinos have mandatory metal detectors and backscatter machines. soon after a federal law will be passed to put these machines in universities, high schools, federal buildings, you name it. osi systems and chertoff are the main producers of these machines. sometime around 2020 chertoff and osi will merge into a single company. after they merge the owners will sell off all their stock and make billions in profit. mr chertoff has been in contact with sheldon adelson. mr adelson will become a huge sponsor of these machines and he will be the first to put them in his casinos when the law passes. this is my last message for now. don’t expect me to return anytime soon -john

Notice the mention of Michael Chertoff in this post. It was after 9-11 dual citizen (Israeli, and US), Michael Chertoff became the chief  ‘information container’ of all 911 disclosures because he was appointed to the position of Head of DHS.

After 9/11 Chertoff became the most powerful man in America as the head of the Department of Homeland Security 
After his appointment to the head of DHS, Chertoff quickly asserted himself with the message “Its Okay to Torture Prisoners” in 2005.

It is no surprise Chertoff has a long history of association with Anti-American events and legislation starting even before 9-11.  It was in 1995 when Chertoff, an appointee of Bill Clinton (no conflict of interest here,)  was appointed ‘special’ counsel for the Clinton White Water scandal.


Before that in 1993, Chertoff was the lead prosecutor and with Judge Michael Mukasey presided over the the trial of the “Blind Sheikh”, Omar Abdel Rahman in the aftermath of the false flag bombing at WTC in 1993. The FBI was later found to have created this terrorist event.

After 911, Chertoff was one of the authors of the Patriot Act, which had already been written and was waiting for the just such an event as 911.

Then came the “Underwear Bomber” false flag, and it was Chertoff who recommended new body scanners for airports, while at the same time His lobbying firm, Chertoff Group (founded 2009), represented manufacturers of the scanners, in particular Rapiscan, one of the two companies that were contracted by TSA to take a nude picture of you at the airport.

Chertoff made millions from scanning our bodies with harmful radiation in search of a ‘terrorist’ never found.

BTW, has anyone ever gone to a country like Iceland or New Zealand where they can just walk off the plane — and go on their merry way? That is quite the experience.

Conveniently, Chertoff was Assistant Attorney General in charge of criminal investigations on 911 and was responsible for releasing the ‘five dancing Israelis’ caught filming and cheering when the WTCs fell to the ground. Chertoff authorized their return, before police could even question, to Israel.


Chertoff’s story is long, dark and sordid and his connections to all events which involve disarming Americans is easily taken for granted.

It is not hard to see the possible connections between the Las Vegas shooting and Michael Chertoff & company.  Following the advice of fellow dual citizen Rahm Emanuel, “Never let a good crisis go to waste“, and, in this case, the crisis is likely an event with many agendas, why shouldn’t one of these agendas enrich Michael Chertoff again while supporting the Israeli agenda and costing Americans both money and liberties.

The other individual mentioned in the comment above is Sheldon Adelson a billionaire dual citizen Jewish business man who owns the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and other Las Vegas properties and he also lives in Las Vegas.  Adelson is apparently happy to put the Chertoff radiation machines in his hotels.  I suppose the happy gamblers and show goers will not mind a few doses of radiation every day.

Wake Up America

Americans are being manipulated into a newly constructed prison nation — these shootings are not organic and will continue.

Remember it was the Obama administration who made the absurd and irrational statement ‘“common sense” gun laws will deter jihadists [terrorists] who are planning attacks.’ Decoded that means give up your guns and the shootings will miraculously end.

Giving up your guns is the PRIMARY goal of these shootings, but the secondary goals are equally important. Creating a surveillance state which restricts individual fluidity within their country while tracking and cataloging and archiving your interests, movements, choices and routines which will eventually lead to a complete prediction algorithm attached to your person for use in war-game planning.

There is no coincidence this shooting happened when two NRA bills were in the pipeline to reduce gun restrictions in America. It is also NO COINCIDENCE that moves to disarm people have historically preceded mass genocide, misery and population reduction.

The USA is about to experience a significant financial collapse.  It would not be good for those who caused the collapse and then looted American wealth to stand before an armed population.

For a better understanding of how being disarmed results in potential genocide, investigate the plight of the Afrikaners (Boer) of South Africa and how the white and Christian populations were decimated after the Bolshevik “revolution” of 1917 in Russia.

It is irrational and a contradiction to believe taking guns from the people will make them safer. Please see my detailed explanation in this article I wrote “There is No Such Thing as Gun Free Zone.”

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Source: https://thegovernmentrag.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/the-chertoff-connection-las-vegas/

How Interlinked Corporations Rule The World

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Activist Post – by Chris Kanthan

Globalism is just like the mafia, but with lot more complexity and respectability. If you have watched mob films such as The Godfather, you can understand how the world works. For example, in Godfather II, a bunch of mobsters get together in Havana, Cuba, to celebrate Hyman Roth’s birthday. As the birthday cake is symbolically cut into pieces and distributed, Roth tells the group how Cuba will be split up amongst the guests. Extrapolate this scene to the world, you can visualize how the world works.  

Corporations to Central Banks

The power structure of global elites is like nested Russian dolls made up of corporations. How many people realize that KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are owned by the same corporation? Or that HBO, CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network all report to the same boss? Or that whether you drink Budweiser, Corona, Stella, Busch or Michelob (and dozens of others), you end up paying one giant corporation?

Who controls these corporations? It’s not the CEO, as most people believe. The real control lies in the hands of the largest shareholders and/or the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of all giant corporations are linked to each other by one or two degrees of separation. Some elites even sit on multiple boards at the same time. For example, Rochelle Lazarus sits on the boards of Merck, GE and Blackstone; Jon Huntsman sits on the boards of Hilton, Ford, Caterpillar and Chevron; and Timothy P. Flynn is a director at JP Morgan Chase, Wal-Mart, Alcoa and United Healthcare. Think for a moment how all these corporations would seem totally unrelated to a regular person.

Below is an image that show how the Boards at Netflix and Procter & Gamble are linked to some other popular corporations. (Note: this is a partial list of connections).

The Board of Directors report to the next level of bosses, the financial overlords. All the public corporations in the West – and much of the world now – are controlled by large shareholders, who are giant financial corporations. Thus a study in 2011 showed that fewer than 150 mega corporations pretty much control all the corporations in the world! Some of these have recognizable names such as Barclays or JP Morgan; other names such as State Street or AXA are hardly known outside the financial circles, yet they have incredible influence and wealth.

For these people, it doesn’t matter if you buy Pepsi or Coke; cars from GM or Ford or Toyota; or produce from Walmart or Safeway. It also doesn’t matter to them if you watch ABC or NBC or Fox. Your money goes to the same place.

There are also a few individuals like Carl Icahn or Paul Singer who can borrow billions of dollars at 0%, buy tons of shares of a corporation, change its policies (say, the dividends given out), and make a killing few months later. This is how the financial mafia’s shakedown works.

On the top of the food chain are the central banks who have the amazing ability to create money out of thin air. As Rothschild once said, “Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I don’t care who makes the laws.” These people are the ultimate Godfathers of globalism. They determine the winners and the losers in capitalism, and thus control all the corporations (including the media), politicians, militaries, and the Deep States around the world.

How to use Corporations

All these corporations are but tools to be used for a higher purpose – controlling people. The financial system is the primary tool used to control nations. Any nation’s debt, wealth, credit rating, stock market, etc. can be manipulated by Wall Street, which is the financial weapon of mass destruction.

There are other corporations that wield power in less obvious ways. GMOs are effective weapons in controlling nations (if a country has to buy seeds and pesticides from foreign corporations every year, that country will stay submissive). Big Pharma and medicines also create dependencies in people and nations.

Above all, globalists strive for the ability to control what people think. This is where media, entertainment and the Internet come into play. Fortunately, all are corporatized, so that Facebook, Twitter, Google, mainstream media, and Hollywood can all work together to form the Ministry of Truth and control what people all over the world feel, think and believe.

The Internet is also a great tool to spy on people and leaders of nations all over the world. This comes in handy when uncooperative leaders have to be blackmailed or overthrown (example: anti-US Brazilian president, Rousseff, was removed by a leaked phone call. The NSA had spiedon her and tapped her phone).

When Corporations Need Some Help…

Corporatocracy needs a lot of help in a “free market,” and that’s where military and politics come into play. Globalism demands that all the natural resources around the world be privatized, people of all nations be ready to work for the globalists, and all the economies be open for the corporations to sell their products. When nations resist this trend, they will suddenly face extraordinary problems. (Those who are familiar with John Perkins and his work as an “Economic Hit Man” understand this process.)

An ideal nation will be a vassal nation which will generously share and privatize its natural resources, provide cheap labor, open its markets to multi-national corporations, borrow excessive amounts from the World Bank and IMF, buy a lot of US treasury bonds, host US/NATO military bases, purchase US/EU weapons, and vote in the UN as instructed.

In the mafia movies, people who need to be persuaded may receive a dead fish wrapped in a newspaper or may wake up next to a horse’s head on their beds. In geopolitics, the warnings come in the form of color revolutions (Georgia, Ukraine), attacks by Islamic terrorists (Libya, Syria, Philippines), rise of separatist movements (Kurdistan, Balochistan), hostile attitudes from neighboring countries (Qatar, Iran), etc. If those don’t work, there will be sanctions (Venezuela) and eventually a shock and awe invasion. Unlike the mobster world who can simply carry out a helicopter attack (Godfather II), globalists put in a lot of efforts to justify their overt violence. This task of selling a war is carried out by press, pundits and politicians.

In my book, “Syria – War of Deception,” I explain the geopolitics of proxy wars, Islamic terrorism, and the struggle for global hegemony.

Politicians are also key stakeholders in globalism, and they sell to the public treaties such as NAFTA, WTO and TPP that give corporations power over individual nations. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a speech (exposed by WikiLeaks) that the plan is to create a “hemispheric common market” that would be a union of North, Central and South Americas. There are also political unions that go beyond trade treaties – the creation of EU being an excellent example.

The Beginning of the end? 

People who’re not caught up in the daily drama can see enormous problems with the current system. Globalists have used fake, fiat money to push the U.S. and most nations around the world into colossal debt. The entire global economy is sustained by artificial interest rates, real estate bubbles, stock market bubbles, and fictitious assets such as $500 trillion of derivatives (when the global GDP is only $75 trillion). We live in a real world that’s dependent on a Ponzi system fueled by virtual assets. While globalists keep assuring us how wonderful things are, the uber rich now have more wealth than ever before – just one-fifth of one percent of the world have a net worth of $63 trillion!

Most leaders of countries around the world have bought into this globalist system, either willingly or grudgingly. However, there are a few who are still resisting it to various degrees – North Korea does it belligerently; Syria, Iran, Venezuela and Russia do it defensively; and some such as China, Myanmar and the Philippines do it in more nuanced ways.

There’s also resistance to globalism from the left and the right of the political spectrum, albeit for different reasons.

The next twenty years may be the most significant in modern human history. Entire nations, societies and our way of life may change irrevocably. Will there be a challenge to the current world order either from sovereign nations or grassroots level organizations? Or will we say, “fuggedaboutit” and meekly go along, hoping for the best?

Chris Kanthan is the author of a new book, Syria – War of Deception. It’s available in a condensed as well as a longer version. Chris lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, has traveled to 35 countries, and writes about world affairs, politics, economy and health. His other book is Deconstructing Monsanto.

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Ex-DEA Agent Blames Congress And Drug Industry For Opioid Crisis

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SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo

Whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi is telling all when it comes to placing blame for the nation’s opioid crisis. He says drug distributors pumped opioids into communities in the United States knowing that people were dying and that the US government is helping.

Joe Rannazzisi is a tough and blunt former DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) deputy assistant administrator with a law degree, a pharmacy degree, and a growing rage at the unrelenting death toll from opioids. Congress has often been complicit in atrocities, especially when a politician profits off of the removal of the rights of others. So it should not come as a surprise that Rannazzisi is blaming Congress and the drug industry for the opioid epidemic gripping the nation.  

Rannazzisi ran the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control, the division that regulates and investigates the pharmaceutical industry. Now in a joint investigation by 60 Minutesand The Washington Post, Rannazzisi tells the inside story of how, he says, the opioid crisis was allowed to spread. Its quick spread was also aided by Congress, lobbyists, and a drug distribution industry that shipped, almost unchecked, hundreds of millions of pills to rogue pharmacies and pain clinics providing the rocket fuel for a crisis that, over the last two decades, has claimed 200,000 lives.

The DEA responded to the explosive report that the government is helping keep Americans addicted to opioids so that pharmaceutical companies can continue to boast big profits. The DEA says it has taken actions against far fewer opioid distributors under a new law. A Justice Department memo shows 65 doctors, pharmacies, and drug companies received suspension orders in 2011. Only six of them have gotten them this year. “During the past seven years, we have removed approximately 900 registrations annually, preventing reckless doctors and rogue businesses from making an already troubling problem worse,” the DEA said in a written statement. “Increasingly, our investigators initiated more than 10,000 cases and averaged more than 2,000 arrests per year.”

But Rannazzisi says this is an industry that is out of control and the DEA isn’t making a dent in this crisis. “What they [big pharma] wanna do, is do what they wanna do, and not worry about what the law is. And if they don’t follow the law in drug supply, people die. That’s just it. People die.” The harsh reality is that the burgeoning issue of the opioid epidemic is lining the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry and the politicians who help fuel it, so there’s no real rush to stem the bleeding of this crisis.

“This is an industry that allowed millions and millions of drugs to go into bad pharmacies and doctors’ offices, that distributed them out to people who had no legitimate need for those drugs,” Rannazzisi said.

Most of his anger is reserved for the distributors of opioid drugs. Some of them are actually multibillion-dollar, Fortune 500 companies. They are the middlemen that ship the pain pills from manufacturers, like Purdue Pharma and Johnson & Johnson to drug stores all over the country. Rannazzisi accuses the distributors of fueling the opioid epidemic by turning a blind eye to pain pills being diverted to illicit use.

“This is an industry that allowed millions and millions of drugs to go into bad pharmacies and doctors’ offices, that distributed them out to people who had no legitimate need for those drugs,” Rannazzisi said. “The three largest distributors areCardinal HealthMcKesson, and AmerisourceBergen. They control probably 85 or 90 percent of the drugs going downstream,” he added when prompted. Rannazzisi said it’s a “fact” that the big pharmaceutical companies knew they were pumping drugs into people unnecessarily for profits and that people were dying.

In the late 1990s, opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone became a routine medical treatment for chronic pain. Drug companies assured doctors and congressional investigators that the pain medications were effective and safe. With many doctors convinced the drugs posed few risks, prescriptions skyrocketed and so did addiction.

Big pharma had a plan. It was solely a business plan. Their plan was to sell a lotta pills and make a lot of money. And they did both of those very well.

Source: https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/ex-dea-agent-blames-congress-and-drug-industry-for-opioid-crisis_10162017

Hundreds of universities have helped DHS create a nation of fear

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Ever wonder who’s responsible for our daily dosage of fear, terror and crime?

Look no further than our colleges and universities.

According to DHS, Homeland Security Centers of Excellence’ (COE) are ‘led by a college or university’.

COE’s are responsible for blacklistscountering violent extremism and DHS propaganda videos and literature.

Colleges and universities have been working with DHS for fifteen years.

Since 2002, when the Homeland Security Act was passed, numerous colleges and universities have been feeding from the DHS money trough. Each year they line up like good little Bundists, promoting DHS’s vision of terror.

Think about that, everything you’ve been told about terrorism and extremism is coming from colleges!

Schools across America will do anything, even if that means working with DHS, so they can get a piece of the annual $35-$40 million pie.

A recent DHS article reveals, that George Mason University will receive close to $4 million to study, terror and crime.

This August, DHS announced that George Mason University was going to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new COE in Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA).

DHS proudly boasted they were giving CINA a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year in a 10-year grant period. Doesn’t that mean that DHS is planning on giving George Mason University $38.5 million over ten years?

Schools are working closely with U.S. Customs and law enforcement.

“As lead institution, George Mason University will spearhead a consortium of academic, industry, government, and laboratory partners throughout the country and will work closely with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and other law enforcement organizations to establish a long-term productive relationship.”

DHS has also created a website called ‘Homeland Security University Programs’ (HSUP) that is dedicated to making it easier for colleges and universities to work with them.

“The Centers of Excellence network is an extended consortium of hundreds of universities conducting ground-breaking research to address homeland security challenges.”

How popular is HSUP with higher education?

Schools across America have made nearly 25,000 HSUP videos.

How many universities and colleges have produced critical reports or videos of DHS?

200+ schools work with DHS and law enforcement 

According to DHS more than 200 colleges and universities are designated National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE). (Click here to see a FEMA list of schools working for them.)

“Over 200 top colleges and universities across 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are designated  ‘National Centers of Academic Excellence.”

“The Center’s research will focus on criminal network analysis, dynamic patterns of criminal activity, forensics, and criminal investigative processes.  CINA will work with DHS components and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to develop strategies and solutions for on-the-ground use by agents and officers to predict, thwart, and prosecute crimes.  CINA will also contribute to the education and development of both university students and professionals working in the realms of prevention, prediction, investigation and prosecution.”

Schools teaching law enforcement to predict crime, what could possibly go wrong?

How many schools work with DHS?

A HomelandSecurityEdu map shows that nearly every school in America, offers some type of Homeland Security degree or career.

image credit HomelandSecurity EDU

COE’s led by universities:

Have ever wondered why schools require students protesters to get a permit and stay in illegal free speech zones? Have you ever wondered why schools, suspend students for committing microagressions? Have you ever wondered why schools are creating a generation of ‘snowflakes’?

Look no further than DHS, who’s vision of a police state is becoming a reality.

Source: https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2017/09/hundreds-of-universities-have-helped.html

October Surprise for California: Brown, Wiener Expose State to Predators

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California state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, the tallest guy in the picture with the tie, hangs with his base at a leather and BDSM street fair called Up Your Alley 2016 in Folsom, Calif. PHOTO: Twitter

Devastating wildfires weren’t the only disaster that struck California during the early weeks of October. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a series of bills authored by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, that may turn the state into one of the fastest-growing and most-dangerous cultural cesspools in the nation — though some would argue it has already achieved this dubious honorific.

Wiener, an East Coast Jewish homosexual, told SF Gate, “There are times when you introduce legislation that you ruffle some feathers. If you don’t, you aren’t doing your job.” This Wiener has been working overtime to debase the state since his election in 2015. To give you a flavor of what Wiener is about, here was the campaign ad that apparently stole the votes of San Franciscans from his Democratic rival, Chinatown machine politician with ties to a convicted pedophile, Jane Kim.

The following five bills would likely be viewed as controversial among more traditional (non-liberal) Democrats — had they known about them. Fortunately for Brown, there was a mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 and one of the worst firestorms in the state’s history on Oct. 8 to distract the mainstream media. Rather than be highlighted, local news about the unwinding of laws designed to protect children, families and communities from degenerate predators was downgraded to mere briefs. Only those who benefit from and lobby for such bills chimed in via mainstream press, leaving the impression that there’s nothing to see here, move along. Au contraire. Let’s review.

Oct. 4: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Residents’ Bill of Rights’

SB-219 seems innocuous at first glance. In short, it makes it unlawful for nursing homes to discriminate against people based on their sexual preference, gender identity or HIV status. Read further into the bill, however, and it becomes draconian. It also makes it “unlawful” if staff are “willfully and repeatedly failing to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns.” That means that not using a resident’s preferred pronoun could lead to civil penalties of up to $1,000, loss of one’s professional license and up to a year in jail, according to CBN News.

Oct. 5: Sanctuary State Bill

SB-54 (dba “California Values Act”), simply put, bars local law enforcement from assisting federal immigration agents in the identification and capture of illegal immigrants. Police are no longer allowed to stop and question illegal immigrants about their status or share information with immigration officials. Trump vowed to de-fund California if it became a sanctuary state, but he also announced funds would be provided to help Californians affected by the wildfires. We will have to wait and see whether his threat materializes when it comes to non-emergency appropriations. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought to cut off sanctuary cities from federal grants, but judges blocked the effort.

Oct. 6: HIV Criminalization Reform

SB-239 decriminalizes the act of knowingly and deceptively exposing another person to the HIV virus via unprotected sex or the donation of blood, tissue or breast milk. What was once a felony punishable by two to eight years in jail is now a misdemeanor on par with other infectious communicable diseases. It also repeals California laws that required people convicted of prostitution for the first time be tested for AIDS and increased penalties for sex workers who previously tested positive for AIDS. This bill to “modernize discriminatory HIV criminalization laws” is evil beyond the pale — but oh what a boon for the prostitution and porn industries!

Oct. 6: Sex Offender Registration Act

SB-384 will eventually purge California’s existing sex offender registry of 90 percent of identified sexual convicts. Pervert Justice Warriors (PJW), like this gal at Bloomberg, applauded this bill, citing a few rare instances in which the listed convict was threatened. PJWs argue we must embrace and integrate these demons into our community in order to normalize them. Damned be the children, apparently.

Press reporting on this bill is full of lies and misinformation, but there were two important things they all got wrong.

First, not all registered California sex offenders can be viewed online by the public. California has two registries: a limited one that the public can see via the Internet and a comprehensive one that only law enforcement sees. The one the public can see has been around for about 20 years and is run by Megan’s Law. It primarily consists of those convicted of crimes against children. The data provided includes basic identifying information, their crime and their residential area. It’s meant to allow families to make sound decisions about where to live — or even who to date, if you’re a cautious singleton. Many states have such databases in place, and most don’t limit listings to crimes related to children.

In California, even those who end up on the public/Megan’s Law database can apply to be excluded from Internet disclosure. Until today, it seemed to be a moot point because the public database produced nothing but spinners for well over a week. [Convicted sex offender and San Francisco Democratic machine politician Enrique Pearce still isn’t listed in the Internet registry. Maybe he never will be.]

Second, articles claim this new misnamed “Sex Offender Registration Act” (as big of a lie as the name “Affordable Care Act”) allows people to have their name removed from the law enforcement registry rather than be listed for life for some petty offense. As LGBTQ group Equality California put it, “The changes will help gay and lesbian people who were targeted by police for crimes like consensual sex among adults in a park.” Offenders can petition the court to be removed, and such petitions are granted.

So the difference between the old law and new law is that registration will be tiered based on crime level. Each of the three tiers represents an arbitrary bureaucratic window of time of two to 20 years rather than based on a more personalized review. The old system approached it from the standpoint of safety for the community. The new system approaches it from the standpoint of fairness to a convicted sex felon.

Oct. 15: Gender Recognition Act

SB-179 allows a person to change the gender on their birth certificate to female, male or non-binary without going through process of having a doctor certify to a court that a person has undergone a physical transformation — as long as it’s not for nefarious purposes. (Right, like somebody would admit to nefarious intent.) It also instructs the motor vehicle department (DMV) to allow people to just put whatever gender they want on their state I.D. card or driver’s license. There is no fiscal appropriation for this bill; however, the DMV estimates it will cost nearly $1 million in system updates.

Wiener, is that you?

So there you have it. What will tomorrow bring? More satanic drag queens teachingtraining more children, it seems, according to the following retweet by Wiener himself.

Source: http://www.newnationalist.net/2017/10/21/october-surprise-for-california-brown-wiener-expose-state-to-predators/

Depravity, Frivolity, and Dissent: Are We Watching the End of an Empire?

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A 40-year-old essay predicted the end of an empire and current events sure make it look like we’re watching it happen in real time.

I spend a fair bit of time scanning the news every day for my site, Preppers Daily News. And some days, I just have to shake my head as I realize that people are so desperate for…something…that they just keep going to further and further extremes to try and find that elusive thing their lives are missing.

The more I read, the more likeness I see to Sir John Glubb’s essay, The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival. (It’s only 24 pages and you should definitely read it – it’s brilliant.) Sir Glubb wrote this outstanding work when he was 79 years old, after a lifetime of being a soldier, traveling the world, and analyzing history. It’s well worth a read as he goes into detail about the fall of empires past.

The final stage of the end of an empire is the Age of Decadence. Some signs of this age are political dissensions (Antifa, anyone?), an influx of foreigners (Europe, anyone?), the welfare state (America, anyone?), despair (350 million people diagnosed), depravity (see below), and the rise of frivolity as people try to fill lives that have less and less meaning.

Sound familiar?

This video is a brief synopsis of the signs of an empire that is near its end.

synopsis I read makes Glubb’s theory entirely applicable to modern society:

In the age of decadence many people choose to behave in ways that are unsustainable, apparently unaware of the consequences. They indulge in excessive, often conspicuous, consumption. An absurdly wealthy elite emerges, but instead of repelling the masses it is admired and celebrated. Those outside the elite aspire to similar levels of consumption, and are encouraged by the availability of cheap credit. People become convinced that increased consumption is the key to happiness, but in its pursuit they become measurably less happy. As David Morgan says, “you can never get enough of what you don’t need.”

At this point in the life cycle of an empire frivolity, as Glubb calls it, comes to the fore. In order to distract people from what’s really going on, the economy creates diversions. Voyeurism becomes central to culture: the gladiatorial spectacles in decadent Rome are mirrored in today’s ‘reality’ television. People become fixated on celebrity as the genuinely noteworthty become understandably camera shy. These invented celebrities are ‘famous’ just for being famous…

…Debauchery is another recurring theme at the end of empire. Society develops a strangely immature obsession with sex. People drink themselves to the point of unconsciousness and shamelessly collapse in the street. In Roman times, binge drinkers were left to their fate. Today’s debauchery is supervised by the police; its ‘victims’ are taken care of by hard-pressed health care professionals, placing further pressure on the public purse. And, all the while, supermarkets and corporations make a killing selling discounted booze to people barely old enough to buy it. This is our modern-day bread and circuses, with obese citizens literally becoming a burden on the state.

But the small can never satisfy the large. Cheap pleasures fail to compensate for the absence of meaning in so many people’s lives. A hankering for something greater remains…growing numbers are denied access to work; they can find no meaningful involvement in their community, so their potential goes unfulfilled. When people are prevented from fulfilling their potential, they often self-destruct. (source)

By “Empire,” I’m not referring specifically just to the United States in particular, but Western Civilization in general. We’re watching our friends in Europe go down the same path. How can anyone look at the following stories and think that we are all okay and that this is sustainable?

NOTE: The story below isn’t pretty and there is adult content. If you are offended by adult content, take my word for it and do not read on. If you do read on, don’t get mad that you read adult content and complain in the comments. Thanks. DL


Never have America and Europe seen their citizens more at odds. Here in the United States, the last election caused more division than any other in history. Friendships and family relationships ended over who people’s voting choices. Once Trump was inaugurated, things didn’t settle down. There are still groups who want to overthrow the “Trump-Pence regime.” Some students can’t even tolerate the existence of those with opposite beliefs.

The education system doesn’t help. Some professors are actually encouraging violent revolt. Californians are talking about seceding from the United Statesbecause Trump won.

In Europe, the UK voted to leave the European Union and Catalonia voted to leave Spain.  People are firmly divided between welcoming immigrants and banishing immigrants.

Chaos is everywhere and there is little middle ground.

Unfathomable crimes

Crimes are becoming more horrific and mindboggling. A 17-year-old girl was trying to walk home through a “no-go zone” in the UK and was sexually assaulted 3 separate times in one hour. A man in Pennsylvania tried to strangle his girlfriend to death because she changed the passcode to the IPad. A Georgia woman murdered her two toddler sons by putting them in the oven and then video-chatted their father.

A Hollywood fixture has been accused of assaulting and harassing dozens of women, which led thousands of other women to share their horror stories with a #MeToohashtag on Twitter. I have seen report after report recently of teachers having sex with their high school students.

Premature Sexuality

Sexuality is being introduced to our children far too early, For example, libraries around the country are having “Drag Queen Story Hour.” A picture is worth a thousand words.

What’s the purpose of this? Here’s a quote from a magazine write up entitled “An amazing demon drag queen has entertained children in Michelle Obama’s library” that explains:

Drag Queen Story Hour aims to give young children “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models,” according to the programme’s website…

…The Drag Queen Story Hour site explains that the event “captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood”.

“In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

The programme “happens regularly in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and events are popping up all over the world!”

I actually don’t have an issue with adults who are drag queens – heck, I sang along at a show in Vegas, and as a libertarian, I believe that consenting adults can do what they want. I have not raised my kids to mistreat others because of their sexuality. They’d be in massive trouble if they did. I did, however, manage to teach them to be kind individuals without taking them to Drag Queen Story Hour when they were 3.

Let me be absolutely clear that while I don’t think Drag Queen Story Hour is an attempt to sexually abuse children, it does lead me to the over-sexualization of kids. I don’t even know the names of all the genders and sexualities that are being claimed and LBGT keeps adding so many initials, I can’t keep up. No wonder kids are confused. I’m confused and I’m a grown-up.

Decades ago, anything on TV before 9 o’clock was pretty innocent. We didn’t have laptops and cell phones that allowed us to learn way too much, way too soon. We didn’t take quizzes on Buzzfeed to see if we were ready to have anal sex that night and we didn’t turn to Teen Vogue to learn about oral sex. These days, Teen Vogue is racier than Cosmo was in the early 80s. How do we protect our children’s innocence in this environment? How do we let them just be kids and find their own ways? Heck, even in Disney movies, everyone’s gotta have a love interest. Why?

Normalization of pedophilia

Children are exposed to far too much, far too young. This makes them ripe targets for pedophiles. Let me be clear on this too. Pedophilia is always, always wrong and extraordinarily harmful to children.

To make matters worse, there is a sick attempt to normalize pedophilia. Salon magazine had published numerous articles with titles like, “I’m a pedophile but I’m not a monster” which has since been deleted due to the public outcry. There are even forums about “moral pedophilia.” Here’s a quote:

Our website is intended to reduce the stigma attached to pedophilia by letting people know that a substantial number of pedophiles DO NOT molest children, and to provide peer support and information about available resources to help virtuous pedophiles remain law-abiding, and lead happy, productive lives.  These are our stories.  There are brief bios of the two founders of the site and collections of other personal stories. (source)

I keep wondering, are the people in charge of media trying to normalize this so that when they inevitably get outed for molesting children, no one will care? Watch this video about the rampant pedophilia in the entertainment industry – and then remember, these are the people who influence the views of the folks who idolize celebrities.

Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, was spotlighted for his incredibly disturbing art collection that showed the torture and murder of children. (Here is a shocking post with images found using “Tony and Heather Podesta’s art collection” as a search term.) And who can forget that sick “spirit cooking” scandal during the election? There are some things we simply cannot unsee.

The mainstream wants to blame the collapse of civilization on Trump, but they ignore the fact that in this administration, more than 1500 pedophilia-related arrests took place in the first full month of his presidency. Just last week, 84 children were rescued from a sex-trafficking ring, with the youngest of those sweet angels only 3 months old. A THREE-MONTH-OLD BABY WAS FOR SALE FOR $600!!!!


Speaking of “art,” a Slovenian woman just won a prestigious art award for being “in seclusion” with her dogs for 3 months. Of course, for some of us, just hanging with pets sounds awesome, but we don’t hang out with pets like Maja Smrekar does. She breastfed a puppy and fertilized one of her eggs with what she says was a “fat cell” from another of her dogs. Mmm hmm. This video that documents her “art” is another thing to add to the can’t-ever-unsee-it list. The jury that awarded her the prize said“What is making this artwork so special is the total commitment of the artist.” Apparently, I just don’t understand art. Or commitment. Or what cool people do with their pets.

They’ve had to make laws in numerous states to combat an apparent uptick in bestiality. One guy was arrested for sneaking into a neighbor’s yard and doing it with their donkey. Numerous times. This lady says she’s literally married to her dog. All of these people (Can’t-Unsee Warning) also claim to have romantic relationships with animals.

Bestiality is actually legal in these US states: Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. Apparently, parties are organized where people can engage in sex acts with animals. Publicly.


Not to be outdone, this gal is done with humanity altogether and says she now is…a cat. I wasn’t sure if this went in the bestiality section or where.

The emptiness of society

Perhaps people should first examine the depravity and frivolity that passes for art and entertainment these days.  A walk in the woods to look at fall leaves will not suffice for much of the population.

People are so desperate for that rush of endorphins that they’re constantly seeking something more and more outrageous to give it to them. Normal things no longer give them that fleeting feeling of joy. Their own lives are so empty that they focus on the lives of people famous for being famous to fill them up.

When society is more interested in reality television than actual reality, how can we expect that same society will be invested in our future?

Source: https://www.theorganicprepper.com/end-of-an-empire/

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