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Black Lives Matter Don't Care About Black People

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I will lose many friends over what I'm about to say.

I will possibly be called a racist or even a white supremacist (even though I'm a brown man, who's been beaten to a pulp by neo-Nazis wearing steel toed boots).

But maybe, just maybe, the fact that I am getting 100% of my information from the black scholars in the picture - The Great Thomas Sowell, Glenn Loury, Shelby Steele, John McWorther, Coleman Hughes, Kmele Foster and Thomas Chatterton Williams, allows me some room for thought?

I've been watching the narrative play universally over the heinous killing of George Floyd, and the complete and utter lack of facts about African Americans in The US has been infuriating.

Unfortunately, anyone who doesn't submit to the dominant narrative will be called a heretic, a racist, a whites supremacist etc. Still, I can't stop myself.

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - May 2020: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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As the Sun enters a 'lockdown' period, Earth is charging up and responding accordingly. Lately, even mainstream science reports acknowledge this solar minimum could bring freezing weather, famine, increased earthquakes, and catastrophic volcanic eruptions... and the latest displays of Earth Changes from May 2020 are pointing to exactly that.

But decreased solar activity does not account for all that is going on. The Sun is quiet, yes, yet the planet is being super-charged. So whatever is 'grounding' the Sun has set powerful currents running through Earth. The Sun actually unleashed its solar flare since 2017 on May 29. Something that can get more dangerous for satellites and power grids if our magnetosphere continues to weaken.

Funnily enough, the eruption of intense rioting in the USA over the killing of George Floyd coincided with this solar flare... a human-cosmic connection?

Also last month, swathes of the northern hemisphere returned to winter conditions - just one month out from summer, and despite a record-warm in much of Europe, Russia and Northern America. In the southern hemisphere, meanwhile, early snow and cold records were broken despite winter having not yet 'officially' begun.

Absurd volumes of water continue falling out of the sky the world over, with devastating flash-floods and landslides hitting Kenya, India, Oman and Central America last month - hundreds of people were killed and thousands displaced.

India, Pakistan and East Africa suffered their worst locust plagues in decades, causing major crop failures, which, combined with the unnecessary food losses caused by the lockdown, suggests we might be looking at serious food shortages in the near-future.

Atmospheric electrical activity continues to amaze - and kill lots of people and animals, unfortunately. Last month, Washington DC alone registered over 87,000 lightning strikes in a single day... that is nearly 23 times its annual average!

All that and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for May 2020:


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Secret Wars, Forgotten Betrayals, Global Tyranny. Who is Really in Charge of the U.S. Military?

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"There is a kind of character in thy life, That to the observer doth thy history, fully unfold."

- William Shakespeare
Once again we find ourselves in a situation of crisis, where the entire world holds its breath all at once and can only wait to see whether this volatile black cloud floating amongst us will breakout into a thunderstorm of nuclear war or harmlessly pass us by. The majority in the world seem to have the impression that this destructive fate totters back and forth at the whim of one man. It is only normal then, that during such times of crisis, we find ourselves trying to analyze and predict the thoughts and motives of just this one person. The assassination of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, a true hero for his fellow countrymen and undeniably an essential key figure in combating terrorism in Southwest Asia, was a terrible crime, an abhorrently repugnant provocation. It was meant to cause an apoplectic fervour, it was meant to make us who desire peace, lose our minds in indignation. And therefore, that is exactly what we should not do.

In order to assess such situations, we cannot lose sight of the whole picture, and righteous indignation unfortunately causes the opposite to occur. Our focus becomes narrower and narrower to the point where we can only see or react moment to moment with what is right in front of our face. We are reduced to an obsession of twitter feeds, news blips and the doublespeak of 'official government statements'.

Thus, before we may find firm ground to stand on regarding the situation of today, we must first have an understanding as to what caused the United States to enter into an endless campaign of regime-change warfare after WWII, or as former Chief of Special Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff Col. Prouty stated, three decades of the Indochina war.

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Hayward: Leftists Embrace the 'Four Stages of Ideological Subversion'

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"Progressive" ideology always rests on a conviction that the current "regressive" system is comprehensively unjust and must be destroyed by exploiting its weaknesses.

The most famous proponent of such tactics in recent years has been the late Saul Alinksy, the intellectual godfather of the modern Democrat Party, but former Soviet journalist and KGB informant Yuri Bezmenov laid out an even more concise strategy for subversion in a 1984 interview.

Alinksy's seminal book specified 13 Rules for Radicals, but Bezmenov had only four "stages of ideological subversion," and they will sound very familiar to anyone following the current wave of left-wing riots, or the politicized final stages of the coronavirus panic before it: Demoralization, Destabilization, Crisis, and Normalization.

Bezmenov defined ideological subversion, or "active measures" as the KGB preferred to call it, as a "slow brainwashing process" to "change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite their abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country."

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Archbishop Breaks Ranks to Support Trump: 'Covid-19 Emergency And Riots an Infernal Deception by Children of Darkness'

Life Site News editor's note: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released this powerful letter today to President Trump warning him that the current crises over the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd riots are a part of the eternal spiritual struggle between the forces of good and evil. He encourages the president to continue the fight on behalf of the "children of light." Read the letter in PDF form here.
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June 7, 2020

Holy Trinity Sunday

Mr. President,

In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity, while the children of darkness represent an absolute minority. And yet the former are the object of a sort of discrimination which places them in a situation of moral inferiority with respect to their adversaries, who often hold strategic positions in government, in politics, in the economy and in the media. In an apparently inexplicable way, the good are held hostage by the wicked and by those who help them either out of self-interest or fearfulness.

These two sides, which have a Biblical nature, follow the clear separation between the offspring of the Woman and the offspring of the Serpent. On the one hand there are those who, although they have a thousand defects and weaknesses, are motivated by the desire to do good, to be honest, to raise a family, to engage in work, to give prosperity to their homeland, to help the needy, and, in obedience to the Law of God, to merit the Kingdom of Heaven. On the other hand, there are those who serve themselves, who do not hold any moral principles, who want to demolish the family and the nation, exploit workers to make themselves unduly wealthy, foment internal divisions and wars, and accumulate power and money: for them the fallacious illusion of temporal well-being will one day - if they do not repent - yield to the terrible fate that awaits them, far from God, in eternal damnation.

Comment: Life Site News have also published this accompanying video:


Archbishop Vigano persistently sought to expose corruption and sexual abuse within the Vatican and Catholic hierarchy, for which he was 'transferred' a decade ago, and more recently 'retired'. Even going by his Wikipedia page and his long track-record of calling out corruption and evil within the Church, it's clear this man is worthy of the honorific 'His Excellency'.

The above is also not the first time he has spoken out against the 'Covid-19 pandemic', which he sees as "a pretext to deprive citizens around the world of their fundamental freedoms and to promote a one world government."

Here is his letter hosted on Scribd:


This year, 2020, the eschatology of the 'Parable of the Tares' finally began making sense to a lot of people...
Then Jesus sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. His disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the darnel weeds of the field." He answered them, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping and the gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

~ Matthew 13:36-43



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Is the Coronavirus Scare a Psychological Operation?

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Governments have used psychological warfare throughout history to manipulate public opinion, gain political advantage, and generate profits. Western governments have engaged in such tactics in the war on terrorism as well as in its predecessor, the war on communism.

In both cases, state-sponsored terrorism and propaganda were used to distort the public's perception of the threats, leading to increased governmental control of society and huge financial benefits for corporations.

It appears that the same kinds of effects are being seen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of the features and outcomes seen in the war on terrorism and the war on communism are evident in this new "war on death."

Comment: See also:


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Carlson on 'Cultural Revolution' in America & The Media Ignoring Those Killed in The Riots

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau kneels in support of the lie that the USA is 'systemically racist'
The following are two clips from Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News yesterday (June 5th), regarding the ideological insanity that has taken possession of many in the US - and around the world - in the wake of the police killing of petty criminal George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th.

The Cultural Revolution has come to America


Is there a single person who believes this moment will end in racial harmony? Is that even a goal anymore?


Comment: There's more.

Here's a video aired by CBS News in which NYC liberals and SJWs state their demands from 'White people':


Many 'Whites' are indeed meeting said demands, and more:


This overall event has been compared to - and described as - many things, from civil war to insurrection to cultural revolution. What strikes us as we take in the above are its eerie similarities to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, in which those among the 'bourgeoisie' who supported the revolution - whether out of fear or due to ideological possession - would voluntarily 'surrender their privileged positions' - including their residences and jobs - to 'members of the proletariat' for the 'glory of the revolution to usher in a new enlightened age'...


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MindMatters: Ibn Arabi, the Unlimited Mercifier: Interview with Stephen Hirtenstein

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For many in the West, their first encounter with the 13th-century sufi mystic Ibn Arabi will be in the Turkish drama Resurrection: Ertugrul, available on Netflix and YouTube, where he is portrayed as a wandering spiritual master and adviser, always ready to dispense with the perfect wisdom in any given situation. But who was Ibn Arabi in real life? And why is he called the "Greatest Master"?

Today on MindMatters, we interview Stephen Hirtenstein, editor of the Journal of the Ibn Arabi Society, co-founder of Anqa Publishing, and author of several translations of Ibn Arabi's works as well as the book we discuss today: The Unlimited Mercifier: The Spiritual Life and Thought of Ibn Arabi. We discuss some of Ibn Arabi's major works, the visions that inspired them, his own remarkable spiritual development, and some of the core meanings unveiled in his prolific output.


Links: Running Time: 01:46:21

Download: MP3 — 97.4 MB


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The World Desperately Needs The Wisdom of Bobby Kennedy, Now More Than Ever

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Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy, assassinated 5 June 1968
Today's fires which have spread across America in the wake of George Floyd's murder at the knee of Minnesota police officer Derick Chauvin has presented America with the chance to do some serious soul-searching. It has also presented certain Deep State opportunists, color revolutionaries and anarchism-financing billionaires a chance to unleash what some are calling an "America's Maidan" in the hopes of accomplishing what four years of Russiagate failed to do.

The fact that these riots have occurred at a moment when America finds itself seriously reviving the spirit of JFK's space vision is an irony that in many ways parallels the earlier "pregnant moment" of 1968. (In case you are not aware, NASA has officially revived manned space launches on May 28 for the first time since Obama killed the Saturn rocket program in 2011, establishing a new program to return to the Moon before going to Mars under the Artemis Program established in 2017. The Artemis Accords of May 15 lay out the framework for international cooperation in space closely dovetailing similar commitments made by Russia and China).

Comment: It didn't have to be this way, and it doesn't have to be this way.

Alas, here we are.

Only one thing is going to get 'us' out of this: love.

But it is down to each to choose.

The environment - that is, the planet's climate and the even the near-Earth cosmic environment - will be helping us choose in the coming months and years.

Watch as weather becomes significantly more extreme, in reflection of the increasing suffering brought on by terror and confusion of the species as a whole. There may also be an astronomical surprise or two to drive home the point to people.

As RFK learned,
"He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God." (Aeschylus)
Perhaps then, united in suffering, people will stop hating, fighting, and learn to truly love one another.


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Lockdown Lunacy: The Thinking Person's Guide

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For anyone willing to look, there are so many facts that tell the true story, and it goes something like this:
Knowing what we know today about COVID-19's Infection Fatality Rate, asymmetric impact by age and medical condition, non-transmissibility by asymptomatic people and in outdoor settings, near-zero fatality rate for children, and the basic understanding of viruses through Farr's law, locking down society was a bone-headed policy decision so devastating to society that historians may judge it as the all-time worst decision ever made. Worse, as these clear facts have become available, many policy-makers haven't shifted their positions, despite the fact that every hour under any stage of lockdown has a domino-effect of devastation to society. Meanwhile, the media — with a few notable exceptions — is oddly silent on all the good news. Luckily, an unexpected group of heroes across the political landscape — many of them doctors and scientists — have emerged to tell the truth, despite facing extreme criticism and censorship from an angry mob desperate to continue fighting an imaginary war.
My goal is to engage in known facts. You, the reader, can decide if all of these facts, when you put them together, equate to the story above.

Fact #1: The Infection Fatality Rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.07-0.20%, in line with seasonal flu

The Infection fatality Rate math of ANY new virus ALWAYS declines over time as more data becomes available, as any virologist could tell you. In the early days of COVID-19 where we only had data from China, there was a fear that the IFR could be as high as 3.4%, which would indeed be cataclysmic. On April 17th, the first study was published from Stanford researchers that should have ended all lockdowns immediately, as the scientists reported that their research "implies that the infection is much more widespread than indicated by the number of confirmed cases" and pegged the IFR between 0.12-0.2%. The researchers also speculated that the final IFR, as more data emerged, would likely "be lower." For context, seasonal flu has an IFR of 0.1%. Smallpox? 30%.