Happy 2014?
On December 31st of 2011, I wrote a short article predicting that the world was not going to end in 2012 as so many people wanted it to. I pointed out that there had been a lot of "Ends of the World" predicted throughout history and the 2012 bouhaha wasn't much different. In fact, you can almost take it to the bank that if somebody is predicting it, it isn't going to happen because once a prediction is made, people begin to act differently and that changes the outcome. Just think about Jonah prophesying destruction on the city of Nineveh and how upset he was when God supposedly changed his mind because the people got their act together and repented of their evil-doing, whatever it was.

On the other hand, there does seem to be something to this predicting business, but not many people get it right. Just think about the Fundie cult that was predicting the end of the world to happen in mid-March of 2011. The world, as a whole, didn't end, of course, but life as they knew it did end for a whole lot of people in Japan thanks to an impressive earthquake and tsunami.

So, we made it through 2012 and now, we've got another year notched on our belt in addition: we made it through 2013 and the world still hasn't ended. Or has it?

I would propose that the World As We Knew It ended on 11 September 2001, over 12 years ago. We don't live in the same reality anymore (in case you haven't noticed). And this was noted in that article written two years ago today: an article dated 22 Dec: "This is Where the American Illusion Comes to an End - 2012 The End of the World As We Know It". That article, by SOTT editor Andrés Perezalonso, stated at the end:
"Now you see why I am in such a pessimistic mood lately. The US has reached yet another milestone - this one is a point of no return, I would say, after which events can easily escalate into a nightmare more rapidly than any of us ever dreamed possible. As tyranny is formalized out in the open, this is where all remaining illusions about its democratic principles or moral higher ground come to a definite end. Since we are talking about the global military superpower and a country that for good or for ill - mostly for ill - sets the example for the rest of the world, the implications will reach far beyond its borders.

It looks like 2012 will, indeed, be the End of the World; just not the way anyone ever imagined."
Based on my research in history, it seems that, barring an extinction-event asteroid strike, the "World As We Know It" has ended many times, it just happens in stages. And those stages do indeed include cataclysmic events such as the Indonesian earthquake and Tsunami, the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami, and things like 9-11 which appear to be involved somehow. It seems that whenever social and political situations go downhill, the environment adds insult to injury and the question that exercises me to no end is which comes first? Does the behavior of humanity attract environmental destruction, or do the stresses of the environment trigger the self-destructive behavior in human beings?

Here's an excerpt from my latest book, Comets and the Horns of Moses, that tries to tease out an answer:
Historically, when a people begin to perceive atmospheric, geological, climatic disruption and all the ills that these bring on a society, including famine, plague and pestilence, they individually and collectively look to their leaders to fix things. That is where the concept of the Divine King came from to begin with: the king was supposed to be able to intercede for his people with the gods. If the king was unsuccessful with his intercession, a solution had to be found. Sacrifices were made, rituals were performed, and of course, if that didn't work, if the gods remained angry, then the king had to die. This is possibly due to a similar brain switch that drives people to seek whatever relieves the stress on their brain: if the gods are angry, find a scape-goat. And when it is the nation that is threatened, the most obvious guilty person or persons are those in charge, the king and his elite. What's more, they know their vulnerability to this reaction instinctively.

Then again, given that human history appears to be defined by a succession of more or less corrupt ruling elites, and if we are to assume that such corruption (and its spread throughout society) is the mechanism by which a civilization attracts cosmic catastrophe, blaming and deposing the elite is a good solution. The problem, however, is that the underlying mechanism is not understood by the people, which means that they lack the knowledge that, if they are to prevent further destruction, they must, at all costs, prevent the establishment of any future corrupt elite.

In the end, the people and the elite both seek a paradigm that downplays cyclical catastrophes, but they do it for different reasons. The people want to relieve the enormous stress of a certain but unpredictable major catastrophe, while the elite want to remain in power. The compromise that serves both objectives is the illusion of an elite that is able to protect the people from any disaster. This illusion can take various forms: rituals to appease the gods, revision of history displaying a uniformitarian, uneventful evolution of humanity, and lots and lots of propaganda.

This lie works well during the periods of calm between two major catastrophes. However, history shows that when famines, earthquakes and plagues have struck and taken a heavy toll, when volcanoes erupt or comets blaze across the sky or meteor storms and weather anomalies increase, the illusion collapses, the raison d'être of the elites (i.e. protecting the people) collapses and the target has always and will ever be, ultimately, the ruling classes. And they know it. Thus, when such as Anaxagoras or Socrates or Critias mention these uncomfortable facts, they are silenced by ridicule and defamation, and even death.

The symptoms of an increased cometary activity are systematically covered up by the elites as man-made phenomena. The jet contrails due to higher concentrations of atmospheric cometary dust are depicted as 'chemtrails', sprayed by government agencies, the ever more frequent overhead cometary explosions are presented as missile tests, the weather changes due to a decreased solar activity triggered by the approaching Sun's companion and its accompanying cometary swarm is labeled 'anthropogenic global warming'.
The number one item on my list of probable events for 2012, Climate Change, which is not a "sudden end of the world" by any means, appears to be proceeding apace through 2013. And the number two event, Financial Meltdown, also seems to be perking along leading us into 2014. The financial system has been so artificially propped up and manipulated, I'm expecting a biggie in that department this coming year. Of course, I realize that I've just written above that as soon as you predict something, you change the terms and you may actually prevent it, but we'll see.

Social Upheavals took the number 3 spot on my 2012 predictions. I think that this, too, has been building. You only have to read the headlines in SOTT's "Society's Child" category to get a feeling for how hystericized and out of control social behavior has become. If the PTB don't like it, they have no one to blame but themselves because peoples, by and large, imitate the behaviors of their masters: monkey see, monkey do.

In respect of this probability, a couple of additional things have occurred to me recently. I heard that pigs that were fed GMO corn as part of their diet, went mad and turned cannibalistic. That, of course, made me wonder about the numerous examples of truly mad behavior in the public sphere, including zombies, the increase in reports of human cannibalism, and so forth. What is going to happen when climate change makes it impossible for carb addicts to get their supply of wonder bread, twinkies and bagels? Are we REALLY going to have to face a cannibalistic, zombie population driven mad by the demands of their guts for a gluten fix?

The number four spot on my 2012 list was pandemics. I think we can move that one a little higher in probability this coming year. The signs are all around viruses are mutating faster than science can keep up with them, plus government-controlled secret science itself is probably engineering pathogens beyond your worst nightmares. How long (or how soon) before that gets out of control? When you play with fire, you inevitably get burned. We also can't forget comet borne pathogens. With the Earth passing through the dust of numerous comets, the possibility of a repeat of the Black Death scenario is higher. Keep in mind that particulate matter deposited in the upper layers of the earth's atmosphere can take up to two years to filter down to the troposphere where humans can then be contaminated. But, this has been going on for awhile as we know from the increasing incidence of "Comet Smoke" AKA Noctilucent Clouds.

As many of you know, I've been yammering on for years now about the possibility of cometary/asteroidal fragment bombardment. We had a little foretaste of that back in February of 2013, Chelyabinsk, just 3 days after the release of my book on the topic: Comets and the Horns of Moses. If you want the scientific background on these types of events, that's the overview with sources that you'll want to be reading since the exploding fireball rate is increasing dramatically. We may see a LOT more of this sort of thing in 2014 and yes, it is definitely connected to Climate Change.
The Chelyabinsk meteor, February 15th 2013

Back in 2012, I made a good call on the "Generalize War in the Middle East" that was being predicted by many pundits. As I pointed out then, and this has held true through 2013, generalized war-mongering is mostly an activity designed to keep the masses in a state of anxiety and to distract them and induce them to agree to even more draconian measures.

I put "staged religious alien contact event" at the end of my discussion about 2012 and beyond, and I still think this one is a red herring. As I pointed out then, I don't think such things will be necessary to justify the "One World Government": Climate Change and Pandemics will do quite nicely for their plans. After all, we already have a One World Government as anybody with their eyes open can see. Just notice what countries have instituted a smoking ban and you can be sure that they are members of the "Club."

Which brings me to one of my favorite topics: Smoking! I've been watching the anti-smoking craziness for years now and it really is the damnedest thing I've ever seen. In 2013, we've begun to see a few leaks of truth about this such as in James Delingpole's piece in The Telegraph: Passive smoking - another of the Nanny State's big lies and, more revealing yet, Jacob Sullum's insightful article in Forbes: The devious plan of anti-smoking campaigns to control people and stop them from using their brain. In that article, you will learn that the main goal of smoking bans was "to change societal behavior" by stigmatizing smoking, making it less convenient and less socially acceptable. What this means is that the anti-smoking campaign is designed to gain support for intrusive laws that violate privacy to an extreme degree. Once such laws are passed and become precedent, then there is nothing the power elite can't do to you in your own home. So, if you have been supporting the anti-smoking movement, you have been pulling the rug out from under your own feet. (Not to mention believing lies.)

In addition to depriving many of the benefits of smoking, the same government is itself killing you slowly with mercury in your teeth, gluten and carbs, GMO' franken-food, dangerous vaccines, X-rays and other radiation, WIFI radiation from various sources, depleted uranium, killer drones (in some places, coming soon to a venue near you!) and so on. It's gotten so bad in government controlled science that a few brave souls are speaking out in a big way.

What is crazy is the way all of this is going to come together at some point in the not-too-distant future. There is evidence that societies that suffered terrible plagues and epidemics found that tobacco was a preventative and that the poor who mainly ate bread (gluten and carbs) died first and fastest and in the greatest numbers. So what happens when you put a population at risk via their diet and deprive them of one of the possible protections, and the world is one in which pathogens are mutating to extraordinary levels of dangerousness, not even to mention the possibility of virii coming from the cosmos to which few, if anyone, has any immunity? What happens when all of this occurs during a time of climate stress which puts additional risk factors into the mix?

I think we're heading for a disaster. If I were you, I'd ditch the gluten and carbs, eat plenty of meat and fat, and start smoking asap. That might sound 'counter-intuitive', but look at the world around you, do you see anything that has been passed down from 'on high' as 'official truth' that isn't tainted by lies, corruption and vested interests?