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Caecilia Esthete

“Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Robert Francis Kennedy

Some Memos

  • 07/03/2020

It's a war on the human psyche to drive humanity crazy.

  • 03/26/2020

"Go to a spiritual organization, they lied to you."

  • 12/3/2020

Matt Taibbi:
"There is a sinister world beyond that which we perceive, one in which power players jockey for control over the one commodity that is a necessary ingredient for total domination: you."

  • 09/3/2020

Financial psychopaths make most money by destroying national economies.

  • 09/4/2020

M. Armstrong:
"The real reason for 5G is being rolled out is not for amazing new gadgets, but for digital currency with instant payments and 100% surveillance. This Pandemic is being used to not only suppress the protests against 5G but to accomplish it in time for the replacement of the monetary system with a new digital currency among nations."

  • 09/9/2020

As Malcom X said, "You been misled. You been had. You been took".
The Great Reset is about subjugating Russia and China.
Bioterrorism is much more profitable.

  • 06/19/2020

Prices of food to inflate.

  • 06/26/2020

CAF:
"WW3. FED is behind BLM (Go Direct). If you reengineer global currency system integrated into the cloud its a control system. A slavery system- integrating into peoples bodies."

  • 05/22/2020

A systematic indoctrination. They want a damaged country so it's a better controlled one. They want to weaken certain countries economically.
Whole point of it is the Evil serpent. The more people depending on the state, the more easy for the Cabal. Unless you can defend yourself don't do it. The most ancient Evil is up. Its a war for the consciousness of humanity and now it's played out.

  • 10/26/2020

This is a full-blown Marxist takeover of the entire world not just the US.
30-40 million jobs have been lost to the economic shutdown, compared to 2.6 million in 2008.
This next famine will begin in 2022 and will extend into 2028/2029 in varying parts of the world. Therefore, it is not consistent with one particular area.
However, this attempt for the Great Reset is also pushing the crisis in reducing the food supply at a time when we should be stockpiling it.

  • 04/23/2021

Sacha Stone:
"Narrative was bind to curicullum through false light worshipping and the result is a culture of idolatry.
Time, war, money, entropy, death. Our time is harvested for money."

  • 04/30/2021

G. Edward Griffin:
"The real problem is systemic corruption"

  • 03/31/2021

Eugenicists Have Got Hold Of The Levers Of Power.
Silicon valley is at the core of global police state.

P. Wood:
"Christiana Figueres (Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change), the woman in charge of the drive to impose global warming policy, said just couple of months ago, This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution."

  • 07/27/2021

The Great Reset is to destroy Chinas BeltnRoad Initiative.

Parasite stress theory: Fear, anxiety, panic, psychotic insight, delusions, mass psychosis promotes confusion. Hopeless irrational. The way out is to give up the freedom.
Maybe helpful to create Inspiration for others and Parallel structures also.

  • 10/03/2021

The Pandora Papers reveal the inner workings of a shadow economy that benefits the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of everyone else.

  • 10/06/2021

M. Chossudovsky:
"Macroeconomic reform, Deliberate economic warfare. Bankrupcy of national economies. Financial establablishments will rescue sovereign governments - Privatization of the State apparatus. Destruction of lives. Psychopaths."

  • 10/09/2021

Socrates is projecting a very BAD RECESSION into 2022.

  • 10/23/2021

Ian Davis:
"Gov has become the main source of income of media"

  • 01/06/2022

PCR:
"Every Person Who Died from Covid Died Because the Authorities Wanted Them to Die and Withheld Effective Treatment"

  • 01/02/2022

Simon:
"Energy DNA fingerprint since 250000 years. 3,6,9,12 are alien numbers. Energies express themselves in numbers and colors."

  • 12/01/2021

J. Poulos:
"Ever lowering standard of living, collapse of civilisation."

  • 12-07-2021

Dr. Igor Shepherd:
"Repentence"

  • 12/11/2021

Mcdowell:
"Humans are digital commodities for futures market of hedge funds.
A permanent record on a planetary computer.
The navigation of information is crucial for tracking of the supply chain.
Twins will control you not the other way around."

  • 01/01/2021

M. Armstrong:
"Expect foods, especially those requiring a higher level of fertilization, to go up in the new year."

  • 12/9/2021

CAF:
"If they get the passports they'll steal our assets. Blockchain slaves. Make human a collateral."

  • 12/10/2021

By 2030, advancements in blockchain technology will lead to its integration with biometrics, resulting in the establishment of a single-token digital identity for individuals.

W. Webb:
"WEF 2018 digital identity is the cornerstone to the 4th industrial revolution."

  • 11/11/2021

M. Armstrong:
"Complete collapse of the rule of law."

  • 11/15/2021

M. Armstrong:
"Collapse of confidence is creating chaos, not printing money"

  • 12/17/2021

Climate change will force tens of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa to migrate by 2050. In Zimbabwe, it's already started.

  • 03/01/2022

M. Armstrong:
"The West has now shown to the entire world that the global financial system is political and not independent."

  • 03/07/2022

M. Armstrong:
"Overthrowing Putin is the next objective and then they hope they will be able to take over Russia for the Great Reset."

  • 03/21/2022

Simon:
"Petrolium: you haven't seen nothing yet"

  • 04/01/2022

Charles Hugh Smith:
"Reset is happening infront of our eyes.
Invest your best self, time and energy in assets that can't be assessed, taxed or expropriated: your skills, networks, value you create and invest in your own self-sufficiency, sharing and good living of the kind that can't be bought or sold or expropriate.

The danger to the state is not who rebels but who opts out. In other words, a strict moral code that requires elites to devote resources and leadership for the public good is the critical foundation of the entire social, economic and political order. When this moral code decays, the state and its elites both lose legitimacy and the consent of the governed. Put another way: once the elites have decayed to exploitive, self-serving, profiteering parasites, the public has no interest in supporting the state or its elites. Rather, they will cheer the collapse and ruin of the parasitic elites.

In other words, the individual has no economic need to invest in social capital because all the essentials are provided by the state and corporations. Social capital is non-essential."

  • 05/26/2022

IMF said the world faces a “potential confluence of calamities.”

  • 6/7/2022

M.Armstrong:
"We're heading towards a global recession"

Larry Kudlow:
"I don't think you can avoid recession."

  • 6/13/2022

Central banks around the world have no choice right now but to, "create a recession, a soft landing," Middelkoop surmises.
"Gold is the anti-dollar now," he states, and there will always be a war on gold from prominent financial institutions. Middelkoop concludes we have entered The Big Reset, "and it's time to get conservative and defensive".

  • 04/29/2022

Mass formation is a ritualistic behavior showing that the individual is less important than the collective. Masses are looking for a leader who is looking for an enemy that warrants unreal anxiety.

Keep talking because of the hypnosis.

  • 6/13/2022

J.Robb:
"Networked tribes form around what they are against, not what they are for.
When open source movements (insurgencies to protests, online or off) aren't moving towards the shared goal (i.e. remove xyz from power), they either evaporate or devolve into cannibalism."

  • 06/15/2022

“7.3 million adults and 2.6 million children in UK households going without food or physically unable to get food in the past month”

  • 3/17/2022

Fahruddin Sharafmal called for his countrymen to destroy the Russian nation by killing their children

  • 07/19/2022

M. Armstrong:
"SIGNIFICANT risk of war coming in the first quarter of 2023"

Declaration of the People of the United States for Global Peace and Prosperity

WHEN in the Course of recent human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the each State in the United States, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them!

A decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation from the authorities imposed by those oligopolists that control all via corruption and influence.

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.
Such has been the patient Sufferance of these States in the United States; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present influence of oligopolists supporting the secret societies such as the illuminati cabalist is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over not only the great people of the United States but all people of all nations in the Globe. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

They refused Assent to Laws by corruption of the truth of which is evidenced by the 2020 US Elections Fraud and Misrepresentations at every level, we the people have been usurped of our legal right to exercise and see through our basic right to vote, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good and proper representation.

They have forbidden elected Officials including Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance imposing rules based on false reporting and public fear created by false narratives and misinformation such as the COVID strains of infection and the true cures that can remove the infections.

They have imposed fake solutions like the COVID injections of poison elements, which is most dangerous altering the Human DNA with RNA and thus eliminating the human body from its own natural immune function of battling illness. This alone can cause the loss of life in the future up to 70% of all those persons who have taken the fake vaccines promoted by all means of media under the control of the same cabal illuminati oligopolists.

They refused to pass or enforce Laws for the Accommodation of the People, unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation by compliance when taking the COVID Fake Vaccines and signing a waiver of liability.

They, in the State Legislature, are not representatives of the people but by Tyrants only passing illegal laws subjugating the people to false narratives and mandate promoting a global plan of population reduction with tactics including wars, food shortages, food modification causing long term illness, disabling of the human body’s immune system.

They called together State Legislative Bodies at Places unusual and distant from the Depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of planning into Compliance with Measures to ensure the depopulation of humanity and retain resources for their agenda.

They have dissolved True State Representative Houses repeatedly by vote manipulation, placing candidates who are representing only the Tyrant Oligopolist and their policies, for opposing Invasions on the Rights of the People.

They have refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions of legal lawsuits by representatives of the people, to cause others to be elected illegally using compromised Dominion voting systems and technology; whereby the State Legislative Powers, incapable of proper and real representation of the people, have not responded to truth so now this power and authority must be returned to the People at large for their exercise and correction; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from within compromised representation and Convulsions within without current resolutions.

They have endeavoured to prevent the Population of all States to cast votes for representatives to all levels of office to enforce secret agendas that specifically aim to harm us the people in all states and all nations globally.

They have grossly obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Power and authority in true Justice. We the people in all areas of domestic Law Enforcement, domestic and international Military engagement have all been restricted and directed by those compromised authorities above them to follow the false narratives of the tyranny of the influence and directions of the cabal illuminate cabalist oligopolists.

They have made domestic, regional and supreme Judges dependent on their will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and the Amount and Payment of their Salaries.

They have erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance with new stimulus funds and disabling normal businesses to thrive and function with fake pandemic schemes and fear. This has turned from a temporary solution to becoming a state of Nazi Gestapo declaring “Show me your Papers”.

They kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing UN and other NATO Armies, without the consent of our Military Leaders who have not been compromised.

They have been affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power. They offend the American People with a fake administration causing reckless policy to the detriment of National Security.

They have combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

  • For quartering large Bodies of Foreign Armed Troops near us:
  • For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these United States with the use of fake vaccines that have killed tens of thousands of Americans and Millions of others worldwide:
  • For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World in closing our businesses with fear and new policy surrounding a fake COVID and other Pandemic Measures:

  • For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

  • For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury with assassinations of witnesses of truth regarding those in power causing such abuse:

  • For transporting and human trafficking for the purpose of satanic human sacrifices and the practice of adrenochrome use with the torture and murder of young children:

  • For abolishing the free System of Constitutional Law, operating in Maritime or Admiralty Law establishing therein an arbitrary United States Corporate Government already bankrupt, and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule of the people not only in the United States but Globally:

  • For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the true Forms of our Governments of the will of its people:

  • For suspending our own legally elected Legislatures replacing them with fake voted candidates, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.

They have abdicated the true United States Government, by declaring us out and without rights and waging War against us, killing us softly with vaccines altering our DNA with RNA, HIV and other poisonous elements.

They have destroyed the Lives of Millions of the People of the United States and continue to kill millions globally recklessly with careful precision.

They at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign UN and Chinese Military to complete the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy to Head of a civilized Nations. Their tools of choice include leadership of Federal Government Agencies such as the CDC, FDA, UN, CCP, and agencies CIA, FBI, MI6, with Government authorities in Central Banks robbing all sovereignty of nations and its people.

They have constrained our fellow People, Citizens of many nations, taken to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners of their Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. Our military and Law Enforcement are being subjugated to follow illegal orders and the invasion of their own bodies with the forced fake COVID-19 vaccinations.

They have excited domestic Insurrections amongst us with Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements of violence, and have endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our communities, cities and government, the merciless Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrannical group of oligopolists who have been unfit to be the influence of Rule of the free People of the United States and all other nations abroad.
We have been wanting attention from our Brethren here in the United States and abroad and we have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their fake Legislature to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our lives here. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence.

They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED “STATES” OF AMERICA, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of this great nation, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United “States” are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the oligopolists, cabal illuminati secret societies, and that all political Connection between them in the United States and Abroad, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent United States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent countries may of right do.

And for the support of this Declaration, with affirm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor and start immediately with contacting our state legislatures to make the changes to protect our individual rights and liberties, starting with guarding our most basic right which is to protect our votes and the processes and devices to have true and honest elections.

We the people have the authority to enforce our rights at the State level which can correct all that has gone wrong and control the outcome of our future and freedom to live under the constitution without the evil that has become part of everyone’s daily lives.

Action to take today is that each person in each state write a letter addressed to each state representative, legislator, and senator demanding the reforms and corrections to change via new legislature the laws needed to eliminate specific corruption in the state government protecting its state residence.
Specifically addressing the following issues:

  1. Real voting technology that cannot be compromised. Such as the QFS delivery software and hardware instead of the dominion based systems.

  2. Protection of our individual liberties such as the right to choose what medical treatments are acceptable and not acceptable such as the issues of the unwanted COVID-19 vaccines. This shot contains many elements that will compromise the human DNA with mRNA and HIV as well as other negative elements.

  3. Compensation and liability for harm against those whom have been coerced into taking the COVID 19 vaccination via Mass Media Influence and Federal Government Influence as well as mandates with illegal passage of the use of the Vaccine approvals from the FDA and other federal agencies all influenced by that agenda of the globalist oligopolist cabal organizations such as the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), United Nations (UN), Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and any other agency or group that have influence in the affairs of the people of the United States that have assaulted our own individual freedom and liberties in the pursuit of happiness.

  4. Removing all restrictions and to stop promoting fear concerning COVID-19 and any other medical issues to control and destroy our individual liberties to work, earn and spend which is the basis of a healthy economy.

We rest with peace and the love of mankind. We desire life not death or planned genocide and shall enforce all measures of this being corrected to save our Nation from demise and destruction.

Man of God
Copyright 30 August 2021

The 'Take This Job And Shove It' Recession

Charles Hugh Smith

So hey there Corporate America, the Fed and your neofeudal cronies: take this job and shove it. This time it really is different, but not in the way the Wall Street shucksters are claiming.
Conventional economists, politicos and pundits are completely clueless about the unraveling that's gathering momentum beneath the superficial surface of "reflation" because they don't yet grasp we're entering an unprecedented new type of recession: a 'Take This Job and Shove It' recession which is unlike any previous downturn.

What the chattering class of apologists, toadies, lackeys, factotums and apparatchiks missed about the pandemic lockdown was the tidal change in perceptions of work and life enabled by a withdrawal from the deranging frenzy of work: once people had time to reflect on their lives, mortality, goals, identity and the soaring costs and dwindling rewards of their efforts to "get ahead" via slaving away in a dead-end job / career, the tune that began to haunt their subconscious ruminations was Johnny Paycheck's timeless classic, Take This Job And Shove It (2:31).

Whether anyone in the halls of power cares to notice or not, a mass withdrawal from the workforce is underway. What's remarkable about this swelling exodus is that it isn't confined to one class of workers: low-wage workers are jumping ship en masse, but so are mid-level white-collar workers and well-paid but overworked technocrats in the top 10%.

As the professional apologists frantically spew rah-rah PR about the "recovery" (you mean we're all addicts and are now "recovering"?), the workforce is finally awakening to the emptiness of the PR: the rewards of the economy have flowed to two classes: the Financial Aristocracy (a.k.a. the New Nobility in our neofeudal economy), the top 0.1% who now own more wealth than the bottom 80% of American households, and speculators, from the scammers on Wall Street to the daytraders gambling their stimmy payments.

The reality that wages have stagnated for the past 50 years is finally sinking in, and people are responding accordingly. By any realistic measure, most workers have lost ground when the purchasing power of their wages in the 1980s is compared to what their earnings buy now in healthcare, childcare, rent, higher education, property taxes, etc.

The erosion of labor's value has been catastrophic for the bottom 60%. As I recently noted, I was making $12 an hour in 1985, an OK wage but nothing special, and after 36 years of inflation, many workers are still earning $12 an hour--or less. Measured in purchasing power, wages have declined since the early 1970s.

Meanwhile, the cost of big-ticket expenses such as healthcare, childcare, rent/housing and higher education have tripled. Even high-earners such as physicians have lost ground, as their salaries in 1985 bought far more goods and services than their salaries do today.

Young high-earners have been flocking to the FIRE movement for years: financial independence, retire early is the upper-middle class way of saying Take This Job And Shove It, as the goal is to save enough earnings by scrimping and saving to exit the workforce for good while still in your early 30s.

Lower-wage workers are finding other workarounds. Much to the consternation of employers, many are milking the extended unemployment payments. But beneath the radar, others have carved out informal-economy niches or found ways to slash their living costs--for example, constructing a micro-home on a cheap plot of rural land and saying good-bye to McMansion dreams and $2,000 a month rents for tiny apartments in decaying urban cores.

Even highly paid people are realizing that the meager rewards of slaving away to make Corporate America another couple trillion in profits isn't worth their life. As desperate employers offer overworked technocrats bonuses to keep them slaving away, the workers are ploughing the bonuses into bets they hope will pay off and fund their escape from neofeudal serfdom sooner than planned.

While the apologists, toadies, lackeys, factotums and apparatchiks serve their neofeudal lords for pennies tossed in the sawdust, the most productive workers are melting away. Nobody dares mention the number of physicians and nurses who are leaving America's sickcare system; once again, the pandemic served as a catalyst for action to be taken on long-simmering frustrations.

YOLO (you only live once) isn't just about making risky bets in bubblicious markets--it's about deciding to do something else with you life other than make Corporate America another couple trillion in profits or keep your small business afloat as taxes, fees, penalties, surcharges, rent and every other expense soars.

The pandemic posed a question few had time to ponder: what's the point? What no financial analyst dares confess is the corporate profits they cheer every quarter have come at a cost that many Americans will soon be unable to bear. Millions of highly experienced, essential employees are either planning to quit, retire, cut their hours or switch to lower stress jobs.

Social Mobility between classes has decayed, and people are finally beginning to grasp this. After you do all the right things--borrow a fortune to get a college degree, build your resume with low-paying jobs working ridiculous hours, etc., you eventually realize you're a precariat just like everyone else. Maybe a better paid precariat, or maybe a poorly paid precariat, but this is all the Financial Mobility you're ever going to get.

The Top 0.1% winners in this system are protected by the Federal Reserve, while the losers are stripmined by crushing taxes. Even if they don't understand the exact mechanisms of the Federal Reserve's bag of tricks, they now understand the rich get richer and the state protects them from the precariats and serfs doing all the work.

The Federal Reserve can conjure up trillions of dollars out of thin air to further enrich the nation's parasitic elite, but they can't print experienced, motivated workers or people with entrepreneurial skills.

The danger to the state is not who rebels but who opts out. Outright rebellion suits the state, as it can turn its monopoly on force on the citizenry. But when those keeping everything glued together have had enough and find a way to quit, the entire system starts unraveling in ways the state is powerless to stop.

If the Technocrat Caste opts out, the private sector loses its tax donkeys and managerial expertise. If what remains of the middle class opts out, what's left of America's civic glue disappears.

If the working poor opt out, the scut work required to provide the upper classes with their comforts will not get done. (Hey, Mr. State Bureaucrat and Mr. Financier, here's a saw and a knife. Butcher your own meat.)

There's only so much inequality and unfairness a workforce can bear, and America is well past that point. To those who claim "people can't afford to quit," just watch. Those who've had enough are finding ways to opt out. There's plenty of woodwork to disappear into.

So hey there Corporate America, the Fed and your neofeudal cronies: take this job and shove it. This time it really is different, but not in the way the Wall Street shucksters are claiming.

So take this job and shove it, I ain't working here no more. I'm stepping off the rat-race merry-go-round, thank you very much. You can find some other sucker to do your dirty work and BS work, all for the greater glory and wealth of your New Nobility shareholders. I'm outta here. So I won't get rich, that dream died a long time ago. What I'm interested in now is getting my life back and getting the heck out of Dodge as things unravel.

May 14, 2021

The Four D's That Define the Future

Charles Hugh Smith

When the money runs out or loses its purchasing power, all sorts of complexity that were previously viewed as essential crumble to dust.
Four D's will define 2020-2025: derealization, denormalization, decomplexification and decoherence.

That's a lot of D's. Let's take them one at a time.

I use the word derealization to describe the inner disconnect between what we experience and what the propaganda / marketing complex we live in tells us we should be experiencing. Put another way: our lived experience is derealized (dismissed as not real) by official spin and propaganda.
The current state of the economy is a good example. We see the real-world economy declining yet the officially approved narrative is that there's a V-shaped recovery underway because Big Tech stocks are hitting new highs. In other words, we don't need a real-world economy, all we need is a digital economy provided by Big Tech platforms. This is derealization at its finest: the everyday world you experience directly no longer matters; what matters is stock prices and various statistics that all paint a rosy picture.
Meanwhile, the wealthiest class is fleeing soon-to-be-bankrupt cities. The wealthiest class has the means to buy the best advice and also has the most to lose, so I give their actions far more credence than official propaganda.

I've sketched out my thesis on denormalization in The "New Normal" Is De-Normalization and Here's Why the "Impossible" Economic Collapse Is Unavoidable: This is why denormalization is an extinction event for much of our high-cost, high-complexity, heavily regulated economy.
Subsidizing high costs doesn't stop the dominoes from falling, as subsidies are not a substitute for the virtuous cycle of re-investment. The Fed's project of lowering the cost of capital to zero doesn't generate this virtuous cycle; all it does is encourage socially useless speculative predation. Collapse isn't "impossible," it's unavoidable.
The basic idea is that all the structures of the "normal" economy only function at full capacity, as costs have moved higher, unproductive complexity has increased and our ability to pay these higher costs is based on ever-expanding debt.
As a result, "normal" became extremely fragile and binary: it's either fully funded at full capacity or it collapses. The structures of everyday life (to use Braudel's apt phrase) are incapable of downsizing to 70% of their previous complexity and cost, much less 50%.
There won't be any "new normal" because the system has become too rigid, ossified, over-regulated and controlled by entrenched interests and elites.
It is incapable of reducing complexity and cost, and bailouts via borrowed money are stopgaps, not actual solutions.

Decomplexification is a mouthful, and everyone inside the machine knows the impossibility of paring organizational complexity. Everyone who is a stakeholder in the status quo (which is virtually every employee, manager, etc.) will fight to keep the status quo intact as is, for fear that any re-organization might imperil their livelihood or security. This is entirely understandable, of course.
Modern life is inherently complex. Democracy is complex and cumbersome because having a bunch of stakeholders all competing for public resources and advocating for a bigger slice of the pie is inherently messy. There must be oversight and feedback to minimize the possibility of one clique gaining complete power.
Long global supply chains are inherently complex. Managing ever-increasing regulations is inherently complex. And so on. When the money runs out or loses its purchasing power, all sorts of complexity that were previously viewed as essential crumble to dust.
We're witnessing the early stages of this in real time in healthcare and education: overly complex and costly systems are breaking down not just from the challenges of the pandemic but because they're structurally incapable of adapting or evolving beyond pseudo-reforms and policy tweaks. As an illustration, consider the current overly complex way our healthcare system funds itself and a system in which customers pay cash for medical care: no insurance, minimal oversight auditing, etc.
Regulations boil down to a requirement to publicly post prices for services and actually charge only the posted prices. In higher education, as per the model I outline in my book The Nearly Free University, the campus and its entire bureaucracy becomes superfluous. Classes, embedded apprenticeships and in-person workshops are organized online. The entire scheme of accrediting colleges is jettisoned in favor of accrediting each student. And so on.
You can see the problem: eliminating unproductive, obsolete layers of costly complexity will eliminate millions of middle-class jobs that can't be replaced with new expansive bureaucracies. Yes, paying cash for healthcare and campus-less, mostly automated universities are oversimplifications.
So where is the middle ground between current costly complexity and some "new normal" with half the costs and complexity? There's no way to accomplish this while retaining the payrolls, priorities, processes and structures of the existing systems.
The point here is that when the money runs out or loses much of its purchasing power, overly costly complexity collapses whether we like it or not.

Decoherence is an interesting word.
In science, "Decoherence can be viewed as the loss of information from a system into the environment, since every system is loosely coupled with the energetic state of its surroundings."
Decoherence refers to the loss of systemic coherence between narratives, values, processes and systems. Simply put, stuff no longer works right and it no longer makes sense. What worked in the past has been transformed by two systemic drifts:

  1. Systems that evolved to function in a specific socio-political-economic context continued adding complexity and cost because debt-based funding was available, not because they were becoming more efficient or effective.
  2. The socio-political-economic context has changed and so the status quo systems are mal-adapted, i.e. obsolete. These two systemic drifts occur so slowly that we aren't even aware of the loss of coherence unless we compare the current system to a previous set point or look at it from the perspective of starting from scratch: what would the most sustainable, lowest-energy consumption, most efficient and productive system look like if we designed it from scratch? It certainly wouldn't be the system we have now, The four Ds help us understand why the status quo is incapable of adapting / evolving fast enough and effectively enough to manage a controlled collapse to a much lower level of cost and complexity. The status quo can't even admit the need for a controlled collapse, much less manage it.

We can add a fifth D: denial.

The four Ds are already in motion and denial is only accelerating systemic decoherence.

September 13, 2020

The following are a few of the necessary ingredients for a fascist state

  • The government is managed by a powerful leader (even if he or she assumes office by way of the electoral process).

This is the fascistic leadership principle (or father figure).

  • The government assumes it is not restrained in its power.

This is authoritarianism, which eventually evolves into totalitarianism.

  • The government ostensibly operates under a capitalist system while being undergirded by an immense bureaucracy.

The government through its politicians emits powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.

  • The government has an obsession with national security while constantly invoking terrifying internal and external enemies.

The government establishes a domestic and invasive surveillance system and develops a paramilitary force that is not answerable to the citizenry.

  • The government and its various agencies (federal, state, and local) develop an obsession with crime and punishment.
    This is overcriminalization.

  • The government becomes increasingly centralized while aligning closely with corporate powers to control all aspects of the country's social, economic, military, and governmental structures.

  • The government uses militarism as a center point of its economic and taxing structure.

The government is increasingly imperialistic in order to maintain the military-industrial corporate forces.

Nov/05/2021

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