A “color revolution” is under way in the United States | The Vineyard of the Saker

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A Russian joke goes like this: “Question: why can there be no color revolution in the United States? Answer: because there are not US Embassies in the United States.

Funny, maybe, but factually wrong: I believe that a color revolution is being attempted in the USA right now.

Read More: thesaker.is/a-color-revolution-is-under-way-in-the-united-states/

Visualizing the Global Weapons Trade

US health care might be ranked worst in the developed world, but at least we’re still #1 at something.

 

Who sends weapons to who? This data visualization represents the global weapons trade between countries, and it shines a light on two major blocs of trade. Who sends weapons to who? This data visualization represents the global weapons trade between countries, and it shines a light on two major blocs of trade.

Read More: www.visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-global-weapons-trade/

Charles Hugh Smith: Why Our System Is Broken: Cheap Credit Is King

The Fed has inflated our money to the point of no return just to give unlimited buying power to a select few individuals and banking corporations. When the monetary system crashes because of their manipulation, they’ll still own all the assets they bought.

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Please don’t pop my echo bubble.
You want to fix the economic system, reduce political bribery and reduce rising income inequality? Shut off the cheap unlimited credit spigot to banks, financiers and corporations.
Cheap credit–newly issued money that can be borrowed at low rates of interest–is presented as the savior of our economic system, but in reality, it’s why our system is broken. The conventional economic pitch goes like this: cheap credit enables consumers to buy more goods and services (and since the system needs growth or it implodes, that’s good).
Cheap credit also enables companies to invest in new productive assets (capital).
Last but not least, low rates of interest enables the government at all levels to borrow money at relatively low cost.
That all sounds good in theory, but let’s see how cheap credit works in the real world.
The first thing we observe is those closest to the central bank credit spigot get the lowest rates and nearly unlimited lines of credit. J.Q. Citizen may be thrilled to get a 4% annual-rate mortgage, but the mega-millionaire closer to the credit spigot can borrow 10 times as much as J.Q. can, and at half the rate of interest.
Mega-corporations and financiers can borrow billions at rates as low as 1%, which given an official inflation rate of 2%, is actually a negative rate of real interest.
Money-center banks own the credit spigot, so they can create money out of thin air at .5%.
In other words, cash isn’t king in this perverse system: cheap credit is king. Those with access to cheap unlimited credit can scoop up all the productive assets, greatly increasing their wealth–and they can buy the political class, too, with campaign contributions and donations to false-front foundations.

Read More: charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2017/01/why-our-system-is-broken-cheap-credit.html

The Coming Of Depression Economics

More meddling in our economy by central banks, encouraged by paid celebrity economists, is what got us into this mess in the first place.

How to tell the media is lying about unemployment

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Like it or not, this is where we have been all along and a great many people are just now catching up. No matter what Janet Yellen says about the economy, she is talking out the side of her mouth. Internally, the recovery is gone, and it is never coming back. Externally, we have sub-5% unemployment so we all should be so happy, especially with, in her view, stable prices.

To their credit, many prominent economists aren’t so enthusiastic about those prospects. Among them are Larry Summers, Paul Krugman, and Brad DeLong, all who recognize that “something” just isn’t right and therefore “something” else should be done about it. Thus, the real economic debate over the coming years (unfortunately) will take shape around those two facets. Having wasted nearly a decade on purely central bank solutions that were never going to work, the real discoveries can now possibly take place.

The problem is as I wrote yesterday, where in a rush to do anything and everything “different” the Trump administration might actually spoil the process. De-regulation and income tax cuts, as well as the repeal of Obamacare, are all very good things that sorely need to be addressed; but they didn’t cause this depression and thus won’t get us out of it. And you can bet that none of Summers, Krugman, or DeLong will be in favor of those options, so if they all fail to restore economic growth, as I believe they will if left in isolation, then that will severely diminish those ideas for perhaps a generation or more. That would be a fatal mistake, especially since for the first time in many generations people outside of Economics are receptive to “new” ideas (that are only new because they have been out of practice and actively discouraged for so long).

Read More: www.alhambrapartners.com/2017/01/26/the-coming-of-depression-economics/

No More Stupid Global Wars Please

The motions toward conflict with China have been brewing for years during the Obama administration, thanks to the US trying to assert dominance in the South China Sea. Now that Trump is toying with the “One China” policy, the Chinese are upping the anti with war rhetoric. Risky negotiation style Mr. President.

This war thing is ridiculous. Let’s just take the war thing off the table. We’re also looking at you, NATO in Eastern Europe.

 

China ‘steps up preparedness for possible military conflict with US’ | South China Morning Post

Donald Trump’s election as US president has increased the risk of hostilities breaking out, according to Chinese state media and analysts

Read More: www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2065799/china-steps-preparedness-possible-military-conflict-us

 

Say Hello to China’s ICBMs

China’s alleged deployment of a DF-41 strategic ballistic missile brigade to Heilongjiang province, bordering Russia, triggered a fascinating spectacle; how to spin – or not to spin – what necessarily represents a milestone in Russia-China’s strategic partnership.

Read More: sputniknews.com/columnists/201701271050061898-china-icbm-df-41-heilongjiang-province/

 

Advertisers Aren’t As Powerful As We Think | Mises Wire

We’re Not All Helpless in the Face of Propaganda

With Super Bowl Sunday nearly upon us, we’re once again hearing about all the high-priced television ads scheduled for the event that will amuse and influence us while convincing us to buy the advertisers’ products.

Read More: mises.org/blog/advertisers-arent-powerful-we-think

When The Rich Become Preppers, It’s Time To Worry | Peak Prosperity

For over 10 years now, we’ve been openly advocating that folks take action to become more prepared should crisis arrive. And for a long time, this advice relegated us to being labeled “tin-foil hat doomsday preppers” (and other less-polite monikers). The media just couldn’t figure out any other box to put us in. But now, the concept of taking at least some responsibility for your own future well-being by increasing your self-reliance is finally moving towards the mainstream.

Read More: www.peakprosperity.com/blog/106792/when-rich-become-preppers-its-time-worry

Formula For Violence

It’s good to have our views challenged, like we are, and to be able to debate and discuss things.

Without defending anyone trying to spread repugnant and divisive ideologies… it’s still not good to vilify, dehumanize or assume it’s okay to use violence against non-violent political opponents.

That would be a formula for Violence.

Formula for Political Violence

Ground Zero » OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD: WAKE UP PSY-OP

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Today, the citizenry polices itself, and the herd moves as one body. Even the surveillance of innocent citizens by the state is brushed off as a necessary evil. Unfortunately when it is pointed out to them that their ability to move freely is eroded they tend to walk away or tune out because they are not comfortable hearing that we have gone from Democracy to despotism.

Power has been so far removed from the people by those with money and influence that most see any type of political move as a planned attempt at a power grab from our so called leaders.

It is hard to prove that such a power grab exists or that the World order is about to be established because it is not clearly in the public dialogue or the grand narrative. So what we are faced with is being a lonely “Paul Revere” warning people we see form day to day that there are changes ahead. Some changes will be so devastating that they will direct the way we live for the rest of our lives.

We must now tell ourselves that our institutions, our traditions, the barriers that protect us from absolute and authoritarian powers, have been broken down.

I admit it doesn’t seem to happening all at once but the foundation for a solid freedom and democracy is being dismantled a brick at a time. The separation of powers has already been annihilated. It is the silent fascism, not yet marching down your street or pounding upon your door in the dead of night. But it is here, and it is laying deep psychological roots.

Abraham Lincoln once said,

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”

Lincoln’s words were deeply rooted in the aspect of civil war. They are also paraphrased by Barack Obama in many of his speeches. Now perhaps you can see why it seems so evident that revolution is in the air. That change will not come only by the stroke of the President’s pen. It will come by the actions of people who are no longer capable of living in impossible conditions.

Even Though Lincoln advised us that new thinking is an imperative when making revolutionary changes in a country that seems to be out of control, the ability to do so is often laden heavy with obstacles and problems because there are people who absolutely do not what your message to be heard. They are paid great sums of money to impart information that benefits the global order and pushes the continued agenda of unparalleled corruption that we hear about every day.

We read about it on the internet, we trust independent journalists to inform us, and yet the mainstream avoids adding any kind of organized retort to the general operations of government.

It is this policy of imparting dishonest propaganda that thwarts liberty and even taints the very purpose of our right to free speech and free press.

For many years we have known that not only does the NSA and other alphabet agencies spy on our internet conversations, they also move our conversations in a subtle way. It was confirmed in recent years that the U.S. Military has been manipulating social media by using fake identities to influence conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. It’s called “Online Persona Management Services.” Under the Centcom contract, it allows the creation of up to 10 fake online personas, known as “sock puppets,” for every service man or woman working on the program.”

Sock puppets as the military calls them have been called trolls in social media. A troll simply sets up a fake Facebook account, makes up a name, puts up a few pictures to make it look as though they are legitimate participators is social media.

They are more than likely special psy-ops agents who are there to discredit anyone who post what can be determine to be an anti-government slogan or an anti war statement.

Its purpose is to control free speech according to an article that appeared in the Guardian titled Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media: “The project has been likened by web experts to China’s attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet. Critics are likely to complain that it will allow the US military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.”

According to Centcom, their only objective is to counter extremists and enemy propaganda outside of the U.S., saying that it would be unlawful to address U.S. audiences.

The Pentagon already spends four billion dollars per year to influence public opinion, and the DOD spends hundreds of millions on information campaigns in countless countries occupied by the U.S. military.

But, perhaps even more disturbing than all of this is fact that the CIA has infiltrated the biggest press institutions since the early 1950s. One has to look no further than Operation Mockingbird – a secret CIA campaign to spread disinformation and false stories to foreign governments during the cold war. The CIA did this by manipulating the media into focusing on propaganda, sabotage, and subversion.

It was later revealed in Congressional hearings consisted of literally paying off editors and reporters and most mainstream news outlets: the New York Times, CBS, Washington Post, Newsweek, AP, Reuters, and countless others.

That is not all, you can go back to 2003 and dig up the fact that the Pentagon’s strategies of Psy Ops were transitioning to an “Info war Operations Roadmap” to “dominate” the electronic media spheres, and soon thereafter we learned the Bush Administration invested 1.6 billion into fake news and targeted psychological warfare broadcasts to synthesize Washington’s propaganda line for both domestic and foreign audiences.

These strategies were put into place immediately after the attacks of 9/11. The citizens of the United States including members of the foreign press agencies have always been the target of advanced psychological warfare and disinformation, much of it going unquestioned into the grand narrative.

“U.S defense, Intel and homeland security officials are constructing a parallel world. Where the majority of sheep can be swayed into the coercion of giving up their sovereignty for the plans and visions of the elite Globalist order.”

There are others that see the world differently and attempt to describe the mounting evidence of despotism without facing dire consequences.

The technocracy has provided for everyone a fountain of information that is intentionally given for an action and a solution.

Information on leaks, whistleblowers, false flags, all are controlled in order to little by little spark civil upheaval, reveal who we consider enemies or undesirables, changes in civil liberties, and provide misdirection.

Entertainment is also directed by the state department and the DOD. Movies like American Sniper and Zero dark thirty provide pop heroes with even bigger mythologies written about them. Your video entertainment and gaming provides predictive war exercises and simulation.

As the surveillance net has been rebooted and cast across the globe it is important to visit and examine all portals that provide information that can lead to psychological warfare operations, the provide the brainwash needed to accept immoral concepts that would get you marching towards the globalist state.

The previous administration was accused of fostering nightmare scenarios in order to facilitate a crisis to maintain two wars. These wars were unnecessary and have placed our economy in the red. They have also placed this country at a higher risk for future attacks.

The Obama administration now has not really created any new nightmares; however they have been able to keep up the pitch of unnecessary dread amongst the populace. This most definitely is not progress.

Keeping us under the gun with the Jade Helm 15 exercises and the psy-op that ISIS is just over the border or are here among us and the constant goading of Islam by Muslim haters is enough to keep the monkeys occupied with worry and cognitive dissonance.

We are told that homeland security are looking for “heretical operatives” that seem to be playing for a right wing extremist conspiracy, although many of the so called protesters seem to be moderate democrats that have lost their faith in Barack Obama’s dogmatic prose.

When the mind loses control out of fear sometimes we begin to see a form of voodoo take hold and soon we see many people act as if they were a deer in the headlights.

They will believe almost anything. This is what has been called by Hitler and others “The Big Lie.”

Adolph Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf:

“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.”

Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.”

When lies are told to inflict dread or harm there is also that progression which leads to betrayal. Where promises that are made are easily broken and you are convinced that it is up to you to be an apologist for that betrayal. In a sense you develop Stockholm syndrome and you become a willing slave to your master.

It is common for People to get deeply attached to their beliefs, and form emotional attachments that get wrapped up in their personal identity and sense of morality, irrespective of the facts of the matter. They have so many things that okay a part in their decisions. From patriotism to religious upbringing to political ideology. Their inferred justification is creating cognitive dissonance. Left unchecked and with the negative thought forms being generated by authorities we can only await the moment where the powder keg will see its spark. Social wars can lead to civil wars and various “mobs” could spring up creating an uncontrolled despotism.

There are many who are suggesting that the United States is well on the way to martial law. This means that not only would we see the increase in police forces, we would also see private Military forces being hired and the National guard being deputized as law enforcement as well. People are economic budgets being depleted and the threat for pandemic on the horizon. This can create subtle panic and little by little other people are beginning to wake up and see the psy-op…

Operation Mockingbird is alive and well and living in your TV — Society’s Child — Sott.net

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Most Americans are under the influence of TV and radio sources for the daily dose of propaganda. Not understanding they are being lied to and made to believe a lie It becomes a formidable task to get folks to see the light. They want to see, it’s just the lie is so big, so pervasive at this point it is hard for people to grasp the size of the depth and breadth the lie has reached. For me, and you may disagree, propaganda is nothing more than a lie that has been presented as truth and is intended to influence how people live and think. As you read you will see that I use the words “lie” and “propaganda” interchangeably – they are the same thing for the purposes of this article and my life.

While researching another article I came across an article that came straight out of minds of the CIA and Operation Mockingbird. If you are unaware of Operation Mockingbird or question whether the mainstream media – think CNN, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and “newspapers” like The Tribune, LA Times, NY Times, Reuters and so many others, are manipulated by the CIA and Operation Mockingbird please explain this,

Former Washington Post publisher Philip Graham “believing that the function of the press was more often than not to mobilize consent for the policies of the government, was one of the architects of what became a widespread practice: the use and manipulation of journalists by the CIA”. This scandal was known by its code name Operation MOCKINGBIRD. Former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein cites a former CIA deputy director as saying, “It was widely known that Phil Graham was someone you could get help from”. More recently the Post provided cover for CIA personality Joseph Fernandez by “refusing to print his name for over a year up until the day his indictment was announced …for crimes committed in his official capacity as CIA station chief in Costa Rica”. [Source]

That one paragraph should be enough to terrify most people, unfortunately, most people will not be reading this article, as much as I would like for this information to be in every home across the country.

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If that doesn’t do it, how about this jewel

You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.” – CIA operative discussing with Philip Graham, editor Washington Post, on the availability and prices of journalists willing to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories. Katherine The Great, by Deborah Davis (New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1991)

Let’s take a closer look at how the mainstream media and Operation Mockingbird set policy, distract people and use word-play to create rainbow spewing unicorns in a world that is falling apart and on the brink of economic collapse.

Starting with social media. This article was shared on FB over 1,700 times and tweeted over 100 times. It was also shared through other social media networks over 330 times. This is a new key element in spreading lies and making lies into truth. If you have several social networks spreading lies as truth it is going to be extremely difficult to break the cycle; due to the fact that all of their “friends” believe the same lie. This lie is now growing and will continue to grow for some time – it will never go away on these networks and there is always an opportunity for it begin spreading again even after it has gone through it’s first cycle.

The examples that follow were all taken from the same article, as it presents a classic example of CIA propaganda.

Here is an example of how the lie begins, start with an emotional charge, sprinkle in what appears to be a reputable source and throw in a survey to tie it all together.

“There’s a gross misconception, and extreme environmentalist groups have been able to get ahold of people’s emotions and twist facts and present false evidence. That’s what it’s all about.”

A recent study by researchers at Oregon State, George Mason and Yale universities revealed that more than half of the 1,000-plus people surveyed across the nation had no idea what fracking was, and almost 60 percent had no opinion on it.

This portion of the article begins with the emotional charge “extreme environmentalist”. Unless you are an environmentalist, this is going to evoke a reaction, consciously or sub consciously. Notice there are three fairly well known colleges/universities along with stats from the survey. Note the survey is only 1,000 people and provides no links or source material for the survey. Why? There are over 310 MILLION people in this country. 1,000 people doesn’t even register as a percentage. A grain of sand on the beach. Ok, two grains.

Drilling stops initially below the water table so the well can be encased in cement to prevent anything from the well leaking into the water table.

Sounds perfectly normal and natural. Drill a hole, fill it with cement. If you drill a hole through something that contains a fluid, doesn’t the fluid typically flow out of the drill hole? But it’s encased in cement, right? Is this why faucets catch fire in the areas where fracking is allowed?

Throughout the drilling process, drilling mud is pumped in to cool the drill bit and act as a means for the resulting debris to leave the well.

Once again, sounds perfectly natural and normal. Unless you happen to be concerned about what “drilling mud” is made of; or where it is being pumped. Very vague, happy talk. Let’s not focus on those pesky details. No source material is provided, no links to explain any of the details.

Now we come to the portion of this article that moved me to the point of writing this article.

The actual fracking process uses a lot of machinery capable of driving the fluid down more than a mile, and a lot of science to calculate the exact mixtures of everything from chemicals and water and sand to the pressure it takes to crack tiny little fissures into rocks, more than a mile beneath the surface.

Sand, water and chemical additives are pumped into the well at high pressures, so as to crack the rock in different stages in the horizontal (parallel to the surface) portion of the well.

Don’t you just love when professionals use “a lot of science to calculate”? Pretty special, must be important and way above my understanding. Well, they are discussing “science”. Once again, no source material, very vague language that is being used as a weapon. Using the word science in this context makes it appear more important than it is. It is merely a calculation that most any middle or high school student could figure out on their cell phone calculator.

Katie Couric, member CFR

This is how it’s done folks. This is what it actually looks like, sounds like and is running rampant throughout the land. This is a very, very small example of how the media is used to perpetuate a lie and set policy against the citizens. It seems a shame that our society has been dumbed-down to the point where the above few passages are acceptable as investigative reporting.

One last question. If you pump a high pressure chemical slurry into the ground and it is designed to crack rocks, wouldn’t it crack a cement encasement as well that is located in the same bed rock? For the last time, vague information, no source materials, links or any references provided. Operation Mockingbird is alive and well, just tune into Anderson Cooper tonight to see just how well it is working.