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Light Sabers

US Empire vs. a rising Sun in the East - A 'dangerous, bloody & dirty game'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's keynote address at the Valdai Club last Thursday appears to have put Russia on a collision course with the U.S.-led "Rules Based International Order" (RBIO).

The Biden administration two weeks earlier released its 2022 National Security Strategy (NSS), a full-throated defense of the RBIO which all-but declares war on "autocrats" who are "working overtime to undermine democracy."

These two visions of the future of the world order define a global competition that has become existential in nature. In short, there can be only one victor.

Given the fact that the main players in this competition comprise the five declared nuclear powers, how the world manages the defeat of the losing side will, in large part, determine whether humanity will survive into the next generation.

Black Magic

CRT, Queer Theory, and Marxism by any other name

Angela Davis

Angela Davis
As a theory of "political economy," Marxism isn't at all complicated. At the very bottom, it is the belief that human beings are fundamentally social beings whose true nature shapes and is shaped by their societies. Off this, Marxism boils down to two essential beliefs about people and society. Those are
  1. The Division of Society Through Private Property: Some people illegitimately declared themselves the exclusive possessors of some special kind of private property and order society and its supporting ideological narratives to justify their claim on this property now and into the future; and
  2. A Dynamic Relationship Between "Praxis" and Its "Inversion": People — especially those with access to structural power — can shape society as a matter of continually becoming what it is and will be (called "praxis"), and in turn structural power in society shapes the people who live within it (called "the inversion of praxis"). Phrased otherwise: Man makes Society makes Man makes Society... in an endless loop of praxis and inversion of praxis.
That's how Marxism understands society. Basically, certain people create systemic (or structural) injustice by granting themselves exclusive access to a special form of private property and using it to shape society to their own persistent benefit, including by arranging systems and the narratives surrounding them to brainwash people into accepting this unjust state of affairs. This arrangement becomes the fundamental organizing principle of society until such time as it is overthrown from its conscious margins in societal revolution, according to Marxist thought.

Snowflake

Big freeze strikes Australia: Antarctic blast lashes east coast, SNOW dumps near Sydney as temperatures plunge to single digits in Melbourne - just 4 weeks out from summer

Icy gusts have lashed the east coast and snow is dumping just outside of Sydney

Icy gusts have lashed the east coast and snow is dumping just outside of Sydney
Australians have woken up to an icy morning as the country is lashed by two jet streams that have pooled cold air over the eastern seaboard.

The cold Antarctic air has been dragged north by a pend in the polar jetstream - a band of wind that continuously flows about 8 to 15km above sea level.

Icy gusts are lashing the east coast and snow is dumping just outside of Sydney and in south-eastern alpine region as the polar jetstream clashes with the separate subtropical jetstream.

It comes as residents of Melbourne and Canberra experience temperatures in the single digits - with the nation's capital hitting just six degrees on Wednesday morning and Melbourne nine degrees, with the mercury set to rise throughout the day.


No Entry

Florida proceeds with ban on 'puberty blockers' and 'sex reassignment surgeries' for minors


Comment: Yes, such a thing actually has to be regulated!...


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© Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a demonstration at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on June 25, 2021.

Comment: More accurate wording for this headline would be: Florida bans sterilization and drugging of children with psychological issues and mental disorders, however the original was kept for clarity - with the terminology used in mainstream media discourse - and brevity.


Fox News sports contributor Clay Travis reacts to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signing legislation that bans transgender girls from competing in girls' and women's sports

A joint committee of Florida's two medical boards voted last week to draft a rule that would ban puberty blockers and other gender dysphoria treatments for minors in the state.

The Florida Board of Medicine and the state Board of Osteopathic Medicine voted Friday to proceed with a plan that will bar anyone under the age of 18 from receiving sex-reassignment surgery or taking hormones.


Comment: Their gender or sex is not 'reassigned' regardless of how much barbaric plastic surgery one has.


The vote came after a nearly five-hour discussion, where experts and the public voiced their opinions.

Comment: Florida's Surgeon General, who as noted below is highly credentialed, seems to be one of the few top medical officials capable of reason and critical thought:


An example of the transgender indoctrination information given to healthcare staff that is kept from public scrutiny:





Quenelle - Golden

United Nations GA vote declares Israel must get rid of its nuclear weapons

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© Mike Segar/Reuters
PRIME MINISTER Yair Lapid addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, last week.
Israel must dispose of all its nuclear weapons and place its nuclear sites under the International Atomic Energy Agency's purview, the United Nations General Assembly's First Committee stated in an initial 152-5 vote.

The five nations that opposed Friday's resolution on the "risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East" were: Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Palau and the United States. Another 24 countries abstained, including European Union members.

The annual resolution submitted by Egypt to the UNGA in New York was sponsored by the Palestinian Authority and 19 counties including Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.

Comment: Is time finally running out for the terrorist state of Israel? Also check out SOTT radio's:


Attention

141 people dead after colonial-era bridge collapses in India's Gujarat state


Comment: Update 31 October 2022

The death toll has risen to 141 people.


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Rescue operation under way following failure of pedestrian suspension bridge in city of Morbi
At least 81 people were killed when a pedestrian bridge over a river in the western Indian state of Gujarat collapsed, plunging hundreds of people into the water, officials have said.

Authorities said that more than 150 people were on the suspension bridge over the Machchhu River in the city of Morbi at the time of the collapse.

TV footage showed dozens of people clinging on to the cables and twisted remains of the bridge as emergency teams struggled to rescue them. Some clambered up the broken structure to try to make their way to the riverbanks, while others swam to safety.

Prateek Vasava, who swam to the riverbank after falling from the bridge, told 24 Hours local news channel that he witnessed several children fall into the river.


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Attention

120 dead after street stampede during Halloween celebrations in Seoul, South Korea


Comment: Update 30 Oct 2022

Final death toll: 153 dead.


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Dozens of people have reportedly died after a huge crush in the South Korean capital Seoul
A massive stampede has left at least 120 people dead and hundreds more injured after a fatal crush amongst a 100,000-strong crowd on a narrow street during Halloween festivities in the South Korean capital Seoul.

An official from the National Fire Agency initially said around 100 people were injured during the deadly crowd surge on Saturday night in the Itaewon leisure district of Seoul.

It is believed that hundreds of thousands had gathered in Itaewon, Seoul to attend the city's 2022 Halloween Festival, but a crush occurred shortly after 10pm local time.

Comment: More images can be found at the article page, here.




NPC

Meet the spooks, mercs and chickenhawk politicos enlisting as NAFO trolls

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© The Grayzone
Read part one of Alex Rubinstein's ongoing investigative series on NAFO, "How the pro-Ukraine NAFO troll operation crowd-funds war criminals."

While fundraising for a notoriously brutal militia in Ukraine and trolling critics of the proxy war, the membership roll of "North Atlantic Fellas Organization" has filled up with NATO suits, congressional chickenhawks, neocon operatives, mercenaries and intel agents.

When he is not shedding performative tears over the fate of US democracy or publicly guffawing over the apparent assassination of Iranian military officials, Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) has sought to define himself as a leading opponent of perceived antisemitism in Washington DC. When his colleague, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, mildly criticized of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in 2019, Kinzinger called on congressional leaders to strip her of top committee assignments.

Cult

The dark origins of the Davos Great Reset

Dr. Ernst Klett, Dr. Aurelio Peccei, Prof. Dr. Eduard Pestel club of rome great reset
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From left to right: Dr. Ernst Klett, Dr. Aurelio Peccei, Prof. Dr. Eduard Pestel (both members of the Executive Committee of the "Club of Rome", 1973
Important to understand is that there is not one single new or original idea in Klaus Schwab's so-called Great Reset agenda for the world. Nor is his Fourth Industrial Revolution agenda his or his claim to having invented the notion of Stakeholder Capitalism a product of Schwab. Klaus Schwab is little more than a slick PR agent for a global technocratic agenda, a corporatist unity of corporate power with government, including the UN, an agenda whose origins go back to the beginning of the 1970s, and even earlier. The Davos Great reset is merely an updated blueprint for a global dystopian dictatorship under UN control that has been decades in development. The key actors were David Rockefeller and his protégé, Maurice Strong.

In the beginning of the 1970s, there was arguably no one person more influential in world politics than the late David Rockefeller, then largely known as chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank.

Biohazard

Did West Africa's ebola outbreak of 2014 have a lab origin? - And the critical covid connections

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Africans who charged that the outbreak had lab origin were dismissed. Scientists they accused were the loudest in dismissing the possibility of lab origin for Covid. Were the Africans right all along?
Independent Science News just published the in-depth investigative piece "Did West Africa's Ebola Outbreak of 2014 Have a Lab Origin?" by virologist Jonathan Latham, the editor of ISN, and myself. I believe the piece's ramifications are profound and have a serious bearing on what has transpired with the Covid pandemic.

Synopsis: The Ebola outbreak of 2014 was a disaster for West Africa. Over 11,000 lives were lost amidst intense negative social and economic consequences. The 2014 outbreak of Zaire Ebola (as the species is known) is today commonly cited as a bona fide example of a natural zoonosis that began in the country of Guinea. However, as is widely known, the 2014 outbreak was puzzling on multiple levels. The greatest of these puzzles is that all previous Zaire Ebola virus outbreaks occurred in the Congo basin, which is thousands of miles away. Additionally, to this day, despite extensive sampling, no animal source of Zaire Ebola virus in West Africa has ever been identified. At the same time, in Sierra Leone, not far from the border with Guinea, is the town of Kenema which hosts a U.S.-funded virus research facility. The research focus of this lab, which is run by the U.S.-based Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium, are the viral hemorrhagic fevers of which Ebola is one.

Comment: There's lots of damning evidence showing that some outbreaks and illnesses can be traced back to bioweapons research, particularly those located in close proximity, or connected to, US biowarfare laboratories that are dotted across the planet: Also check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Interview with Dilyana Gaytandzhieva: Pentagon Biological Warfare And Arms Trafficking to Terrorists