Mandate of Heaven
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The legitimacy of the ruling class - whatever political form it may take - is based on the illusion that it can protect the people; whether from war, famine, economic hardship, or any other kind of disaster that disrupts the everyday routine of their lives and livelihood. The following excerpt illustrates this point:
I want this country to realize that we stand on the edge of oblivion. I want every man, woman and child to understand how close we are to chaos. I want everyone to remember why they need us!
(Excerpt from Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection)
The above quote is from the Chancellor's speech in the movie V for Vendetta, but it could just as well have been from Obama, Harper or Cameron for that matter.

Empires all go through a rising period, a flowering period and a collapse. No empires have escaped this fate and the current empire with its allies is no different, despite Obama's claim of this one being exceptional. All empires in the end have become thoroughly ponerized to the point that every person in a position of power will be suffering from some kind of psychological defect. As Lobaczewski writes:
In a pathocracy, all leadership positions, (down to village headman and community cooperative managers, not to mention the directors of police units, and special services police personnel, and activists in the pathocratic party) must be filled by individuals with corresponding psychological deviations, which are inherited as a rule.
Our current empire of chaos is no exception. It is today ruled by a pathological elite that is thoroughly corrupt, that promotes sick morals and values, that uses torture and violence to squash dissent, that engages in war without end, that demonizes large sections of the world's populace due to color or religion, all the while claiming to protect democracy, freedom of speech and humanitarian ideals. These words spoken by the pathological elite are as vile and devoid of substance as a dead pig once the blowflies have done their job.

In order to maintain power, all attempts by normal people to assert their will have to be suppressed, slandered, and vilified, so as to guarantee that no alternative systems threaten to replace the corrupt system established by the 'elite'. Alternatives present a serious threat to the ruling elite because they open people's eyes to the prison in which they are currently living. This brings us to the events that we are seeing today.

There have been numerous elections this year. There were presidential elections in Russia in March, Afghanistan in April, Ukraine in May, Syria in June, Brazil in October, leadership elections in Donbass in November and also the Crimean status referendum election in March, parliamentary elections in Iraq in April, an independence referendum in Scotland in September and parliamentary elections in Ukraine in October, just to mention a few.

The reaction of the pathocracy was predictable: In short, those elections where their allies won were declared democratic and free, and those where opponents won were declared undemocratic, tyrannical, scandalous or just downright illegal.

What was interesting, and a sign of the decline of the US empire, was the election in quite a number of countries of leaders antithetical to the US empire, such as Putin in Russia, Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, Bashar Assad in Syria, Zakharchenko in Donetsk and Plotnitsky in Lugansk. Brazil was the only election whose validity the US didn't directly attack but remained fairly neutral towards. The most recent election results in Donbass were simply declared illegal and a threat to peace in Ukraine, with the threat of ever more sanctions to follow against Russia, despite practically no voter irregularities, very high voter turnout and no violence or deaths. Unsurprisingly, the Kiev regime installed by the US State Dept. attempted to dismiss the Eastern Ukraine elections by preventing legitimate Western observers from entering the country and verifying the vote.
"I feel sorry that I was blacklisted [by Kiev authorities], as I was previously observing the elections in Ukraine several times. I only monitor the election process. If I saw some violations, I would report. My duty is to protect the rights of the people," Italian lawmaker Lucio Malan said Sunday.
Of the other elections, the Scottish independence election might have been one of the most important for the empire, as a 'Yes' vote would have encouraged a lot of other independence-seeking regions in Europe such as Catalonia, the Basque country, and Flanders to pursue independence, putting the cohesiveness of the EU and NATO at risk. For that reason, the pathocrats had done their homework and made sure the results would swing their way. It helps when there is no oversight of postal votes and control of ballot boxes coming and going.

For those interested, here is list of articles of some of this year's elections/referenda covered by SOTT: In times of relative calm, it is easier for rulers to have the trust and a mandate from the people, but when things get tough with economic downturns, increased natural disasters and wars, the people become increasingly stressed and look to their rulers to fix things. They are, after all, the ones with the mandate to rule, which was originally a 'divine' mandate to rule and intercede with 'the gods' on behalf of humanity.

If the people were to realize that their vaunted leaders are not really in control of anything, revolts would break out and the ruling elite would be deposed. This is why we see such desperate efforts right now by that elite to cling to power. This civilization is going down the tubes real fast and it is becoming increasingly obvious that not only are the elite powerless, they are also deliberately hoarding wealth for themselves at the expense of those they were entrusted to protect and look after.

Thus the endless over-the-top lies from the elite. They need the people to believe their lies. They need people to believe in the pathocracy and their lies of evil Russians, of evil Muslim terrorists, of evil 'over there'. But the pathocracy will inevitably run out of steam as it is not creative, but entropic. Thus we see the same lies repeated, the same model for regime change, the same rhetoric for deposing the latest evil dictator with alleged WMDs etc.

The fall is inevitable and if we the people don't stand up to our leaders and the ongoing lies, then most likely the universe will step in and do some 'house-cleaning'. History is a testament to that, something that Pierre Lescaudron together with Laura Knight Jadczyk have demonstrated in their latest book Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection. Judging from the earth changes taking place - to say nothing of cometary events - incidents of which appear to be rising sharply, it looks like it is already happening and that it's 'all over but the crying'. Take a look at the monthly SOTT Summary of Fireballs, Extreme Weather, and Earth Changes for a flavor of how things are heating up the world over.

In the meantime, we the people CAN do something. It's all good to cheer a win for Putin from the sidelines, but that does very little to combat the tsunami of lies coming from Western warmongers. Putin cannot do it alone. Each of us must gird ourselves and stand up for truth wherever we see it being trampled upon. Stop believing the lies that are spread. Read, inform yourself, learn about Ponerology and psychopathy. A revolution without knowledge is a revolution not worth having, because without it, revolutions end in disaster, as history shows. Do what the lie doesn't like: Expose it!

Don't look outwardly for a hero figure who will take care of all your sorrows. Take inspiration, but be your own hero and support, share and network with other people who take a stand for the truth. The pathological elite do not represent humanity, WE DO. Mid-term elections took place in the US yesterday; here's what Cindy Sheehan, someone who became her own hero after having given up on the elected leaders, had to say:
This Empire that we reside under is on the verge of collapse by institutional rot, fueled by avaricious greed. Removing ourselves from the diseased systems of the Robber Class is the only way we are going to survive the collapse.

Can it be any more obvious at this point that we cannot vote our way out of this mess? This system cannot be reformed to a place where it's healthy, clean and safe for us...