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Cosmic Vision News - January 5, 2018

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My voice is still not back at 100% so please accept my apologies if the quality of my voice poor. I will be recording last week’s newscast shortly, as long as my voice makes it through this week’s newscast.

It seems that the western hegemony playbook is shifting its strategy from North Korea to Iran.

Like so many so-called conflicts before, this strategy playing out in the western media has all the markings of a colour revolution – and bears a strong resemblance to what almost happened in Syria and actually happened in Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine just to name a few.

To perhaps get a better understanding of what may be happening in Iran right now, we need to go back to at least 1953.  In this year, Operation Ajax was implemented by the CIA.  According to The Latin Library website page on this subject:  “Operation Ajax (1953) (officially TP-AJAX) was an covert operation by the United States CIA in collaborating with the Pahlavi dynasty, to overthrow the elected government of Iran and Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and consolidate the power of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.

Rationale for the intervention included Mossadegh's socialist rhetoric and his nationalization, without compensation, of the oil industry which was previously operated by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (which later changed its name to The British Petroleum Company) under contracts disputed by the nationalists as unfair. A particular point of contention was the refusal of the Anglo-Iranian Oil company to allow an audit of the accounts to determine whether the Iranian government received the royalties it was due. Intransigence on the part of the Anglo-Iranian Oil company led the nationalist government to escalate its demands, requiring an equal share in the oil revenues. The final crisis was precipitated when the Anglo-Iranian oil company ceased operations rather than accepting the nationalists' demands. “

=============================================================  - : Operation Ajax (1953).


Back in 2013, numerous articles appeared on various media sources revealing a CIA admission that they had participated in that coup.

A London Guardian article from 2013 reported the following:  “The CIA has publicly admitted for the first time that it was behind the notorious 1953 coup against Iran's democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, in documents that also show how the British government tried to block the release of information about its own involvement in his overthrow.

"The military coup that overthrew Mosaddeq and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government," reads a previously excised section of an internal CIA history titled The Battle for Iran.”

=============================================================  - 19AUD2013 Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Richard Norton-Taylor, : CIA admits role in 1953 Iranian coup


National Public Radio, in its article reporting on the CIA admission added this:  “Orchestrating the Iranian coup d'état was a first for the CIA and would serve as the template for future Cold War covert operations worldwide.

Young CIA agents used suitcases full of cash to destabilize the regime. "They managed to buy newspaper editors, to buy hoodlums, they organized rallies in different cities, they created a fake communist party in order to create trouble," Bahari said. Still, they almost failed.

=============================================================  - 01SEP2013 : Declassified Documents Reveal CIA Role In 1953 Iranian Coup.


So the original CIA coup was set up to put into place a western-friendly regime, because the government at that time was attempting to take back control of its own oil resources.  It should be no surprise that oil is involved.

Later, in 1979 there was another revolution in Iran.  According to Wikipedia: 

“the Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution)[3][4][5][6][7][8] refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States,[9] and eventual replacement of 2,500 years of continuous Persian monarchy with an Islamic Republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various Islamist and leftist organizations[10] and student movements.

Demonstrations against the Shah commenced in October 1977, developing into a campaign of civil resistance that included both secular and religious elements[11][12][13] and which intensified in January 1978.[14] Between August and December 1978, strikes and demonstrations paralyzed the country. The Shah left Iran for exile on 16 January 1979, as the last Persian monarch, leaving his duties to a regency council and an opposition-based prime minister.

Ayatollah Khomeini was invited back to Iran by the government,[15][16] and returned to Tehran to a greeting by several million Iranians.[17] The royal reign collapsed shortly after on 11 February when guerrillas and rebel troops overwhelmed troops loyal to the Shah in armed street fighting, bringing Khomeini to official power.[18][19] Iran voted by national referendum to become an Islamic Republic on 1 April 1979,[20] and to approve a new theocratic-republican constitution[11][12][21][22] whereby Khomeini became Supreme Leader of the country in December 1979.

The revolution was unusual for the surprise it created throughout the world:[23] it lacked many of the customary causes of revolution (defeat at war, a financial crisis, peasant rebellion, or disgruntled military),[24] occurred in a nation that was experiencing relative prosperity,[15][22] produced profound change at great speed,[25] was massively popular, resulted in the exile of many Iranians,[26] and replaced a pro-Western authoritarian monarchy[15] with an anti-Western authoritarian theocracy[15][21][22][Note 1][28]

=============================================================  - : Iranian Revolution 1979.


What is also worth noting are several other factors.  One is the fact that Iran was one of 7 countries in 2001, at the time the events of 9/11 happened, that did not have a Rothschilds-controlled central banking system.

Other facts include the growing economic and political relationship between Iran, Russia and China.

In a Sputnik News article on Jan 4th, Radio Sputnik spoke with John Kiriakou, a CIA agent-turned-whistleblower who helped reveal the CIA’s torture program to the American public in 2007.   Kiriakou was quoted as saying :  “There's no love lost between between the Taliban/al-Qaeda and the Iranians," said Kiriakou. "I'm going to say it again unequivocally: there is no connection between Iran and al-Qaeda, this is being made up. There are other countries that would benefit from the proliferation of this lie — but that's what it is, simply a lie."

=============================================================  - 04JAN17 : CIA Whistleblower: Reports of Iran, Al-Qaeda ties ‘simply a lie’.


Rogue journalist Caitlin Johnstone from her own personal website, exposes what is essentially the same script that the US empire used on Libya and Syria.

Johnstone writes that:  “Two weeks ago a memo was leaked from inside the Trump administration showing how Secretary of State and DC neophyte Rex Tillerson was coached on how the US empire uses human rights as a pretense on which to attack and undermine noncompliant governments. Politico reports:

The May 17 memo reads like a crash course for a businessman-turned-diplomat, and its conclusion offers a starkly realist vision: that the U.S. should use human rights as a club against its adversaries, like Iran, China and North Korea, while giving a pass to repressive allies like the Philippines, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

With what would be perfect comedic timing if it weren’t so frightening, Iran erupted in protests which have been ongoing for the last four days, and the western empire is suddenly expressing deep, bipartisan concern about the human rights of those protesters.

So we all know what this song and dance is code for. Any evil can be justified in the name of “human rights”.

=============================================================  - 01JAN18 Caitlin Johnstone, : US empie is running the same script with Iran that it ran with Libya, Syria.


Johnstone also included in her article the link to the audio clip by Retired General Wesley Clark, aired several times on CVN, that seven wars were planned in five years, ending with Iran. Johnstone also noted in her article that:  “the group of intelligence veterans who authored this memo about Iran is the same group who released a memo dismantling the bogus Russiagate narrative.

Johnstone may be focusing only on the particular angle of her story, which I have come to learn is something that a journalist can no longer do.  Every vital story is connected to at least one, and arguably multiple other stories and events, and cannot be taken in context by the single story itself.

Every story can be used to support a pro or negative interpretation of someone or something, but it is only when compared to multiple other events, can one begin to see that there may have been a particular reason for why certain comments were made by Trump, or why certain actions were taken by his administration. 

As I am also learning, Trump appears to be deliberately messing with people to try to help expose certain people, and by coming up with crazy statements or actions, he is able to expose those that he is apparently now in the process of having arrested.  I’ll have more on this, coming up in a moment.

Keeping all of this in mind, it would not be a surprise therefore that an Iranian prosecutor on January 4th, as reported by RT, pointed the finger of blame at the CIA, Israel and Saudi Arabia for the unrest.  The RT article reported that:  “Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said Thursday that the “main protector” of the agitation plan was an American national called Michael Andrea, a man he claims is a former CIA agent who formed a group tasked with fermenting discord in the country.

The state prosecutor also pointed to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Montazeri is quoted in Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) as saying that Andrea, and an unnamed officer affiliated with Israel's spy agency Mossad, masterminded the plot dubbed the ‘Consequential Convergence Doctrine’ and that Saudi Arabia picked up the bill.”

=============================================================  - 04JAN17 : Iranian prosecutor points finger at CIA, Israel and Saudi Arabia for unrest


Alexander Mercouris, writing for TheDuran on Jan 4th offers this update:  “Amidst big pro-government demonstrations yesterday the authorities are claiming that the protest wave which began in the Mashhad on 28th December 2017 has ended, and that quiet has returned to Iran’s towns and cities.”

While western media try to claim to vast public protests attended by tens of thousands or more, Mercouris suggests that the outcome in Iran is more reflective of smaller, isolated protests. 

Mercouris writes that: “Whilst this is not a hard and fast rule, it is generally the case that violence increases the smaller protests become as the more militant and violent protesters are no longer restrained by the peaceful majority of protesters.

Needless to say the more violent protests become the more likely it is that the great majority of people who might be willing to join peaceful protests will be scared off doing so and will stay away.

The result is that as the violence escalates the size of the protests diminishes, until eventually they either fizzle out or are suppressed.

The fact that there was an escalation of violence in the last days of the protests, and the fact that they took place mainly at night, seems to conform to this pattern, and suggests that the authorities are right in saying that what began in Mashhad on 28th December 2017 as a peaceful protest about economic conditions over the course of the following days degenerated into simple rioting.

It is clear from their statements over the last few days that the foreign intelligence agency which the Iranian authorities believe had a hand in the riots was Saudi intelligence, not the intelligence agencies of the US and Israel.

The one observation I would make about this claim is however that whilst accounts of the rioters make it clear that they are overwhelmingly young men – as is always the case in riots – they do not seem to be the sort of educated young men that are being talked about in these accounts.

On the contrary they seem to be the less educated young men coming from economically poorer backgrounds who form the majority of rioters – and of the criminal class – in all countries.”

=============================================================  - 04JAN18 Alexander Mercouris, : Protests in Iran coming to an end.


Assuming Mercouris is correct on this last point, that many of the protesters are young and poorer males, this MIGHT be cause to investigate if there are any NGO’s or organizations that are supported and funded by George Soros active in Iran.  A trail of money may soon be found connecting this.

In the show transcript, I will also include a newsclip video from Renegade Tribune, with their own report on the events in Iran, as well as a video asking if the Iran protests were an attempt by the CIA/Mossad to start another colour revolution in that country.

=============================================================  - 04JAN18 : Iran rhetoric – nothing more than zionist poison.  - 03JAN18 Activist News via : Iran rhetoric – nothing more than zionist propaganda.  - 01JAN18 TyrannyUnmasked via : Are the Iran protests a CIA/Mossa Colour Revolution?



In other geopolitical news;

There are some hints that ‘something’ unusual is taking place, and it involves the US Naval Air Station in Guantanamo Bay.  As most may know, Guantanamo is also the site of a prison complex that many have been campaigning for closure.

However, there is a lot more activity around Guantanamo lately.   According to an article by Sean Adl-Tabatabai from the YourNewsWire website:  “President Trump has ordered Guantanamo Bay to prepare for incoming ‘high level’ prisoners, including American politicians, within the next few months.

According to a Military of Defense report, Trump is preparing to transfer an unknown number of ‘VIP’ American detainees to the notorious prison in preparation for their trials before a US Military Tribunal.

Reports suggest that people connected to the Uranium One scandal are being placed in custody in preparation for the trials.

The article provides a bit of a timeline to the events during the year, reporting that:  “On 11 April 2017, also, this report says, the SVR reported to SCT that Attorney General Sessions was at Luke Air Force Base to “hold/conduct” meetings with various commanders of the Arizona Army National Guard (AZ ARNG)—with the longest of them being with the commanders of the 850th Military Police Battalion—that numbers nearly 800 highly trained and specialized US Army Military Police forces.

Since its beginning on 11 April 2017, this report continues, SCT intercepts of communications between Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Luke Air Force Base continued on an unprecedented basis—with the largest amount of such communications being reported on 7 July 2017—and was the date Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made an unannounced visit to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base—and whose meetings there on that date included the commanders of the 850th Military Police Battalion who had been flown there the day prior.

On 21 December 2017, this report further notes, SCT reported that nearly all of these communications between Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Luke Air Force Base had ceased—with the SVR reporting that this cessation occurred when US Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis made an unprecedented-unannounced visit to Guantanamo—the first visit there by a US Defence Secretary in nearly 16 years”

The article also notes that:  “With the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp holding only 41 detainees, but able to hold nearly 800, this report notes, President Trump’s suddenly ordering there such a large number of US Military Police forces requires a further explanation as to why—and which the SVR says can be found in the equally sudden activity of the secretive IBC Airways—and whom, upon President Trump’s ordering the 850th Military Police Battalion to immediately deploy to Guantanamo, announced, on 29 December 2017, that it is increasing its flights to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to three times a week—thus highly suggesting its anticipation of a flood of visitors there—most likely to include American attorneys defending their soon to be imprisoned traitorous clients.”

=============================================================  - 01JAN18 Sean Adl-Tabatabai, : President Trump orders Guantanamo Bay to prepare for ‘high level’ prisoners.


Then, on December 29th several Arizona media outlets aired reports of an elite police unit being sent to Guantanamo. This is one sample report:

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FOX News 10 also reported on this, and the link to this report will be in the show transcript.

============================================================= - 29DEC17 FOX News: AZ army national guard soldiers deploying to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.


What is interesting to note in these reports is that the mission is allegedly so sensitive, that media were not allowed to show the faces of those being deployed or their families.

This would strongly suggest that Guantanamo is being prepped to receive at least some, if not many, of those connected to the ‘swamp’ that Trump is draining.

The US Justice Department appears to be making plans as well for mass arrests and trials.

On Jan 1st an article by Joshua Phillipp, appearing on The Epoch Times website has reported that:  “Since late October, more than 9,000 sealed indictments have been filed in districts across the United States. 

 As of Dec. 22, 2017, there were 9,294 sealed indictments, according to data collected by researchers and gathered from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service of the federal judiciary. This includes 1,224 in the central district of California, which includes Los Angeles; 194 in Washington; and 248 in the southern district of New York.

According to Marc Ruskin, a former FBI undercover agent and author of “The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI,” it’s unclear whether the current sealed indictments are connected, but the high number is something he never saw in his 27 years as an agent.”

============================================================="> - 01JAN18 Joshua Phillipp, : Justice Deparment may have something big in the works: over 9000 sealed indictments.


As well, the Justice Department reported on January 3 the appointment of 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim United States Attorneys.

To those who are more aware of what is going on, it cannot be fact that these news items coincide with what appears to be happening at Guantanamo, and that something significant is either already underway, or about to happen.

=============================================================  - : Attorney General Sessions appoints 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim United States Attorneys.


In his weekly news posting last week, Benjamin Fulford noted that:  “In a historic moment of poetic justice, most of the U.S.-based top perpetrators of the fake “war on terror” have now themselves been renditioned to the U.S. Navy camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Pentagon sources say.

“The Rothschild assets George Soros, Peter Munk, Peter Sutherland, the Bushes, the Podestas, and many others may have been airlifted to Gitmo for military tribunals, as the Department of Defense spends $500M to upgrade the prison and send more military police and Marines,” the sources say.

In one of many signs of just how historic the new American revolution is, “30 congressmen will not be returning in the new year,” the Pentagon sources say.

CIA sources also confirm that former U.S. President Bill Clinton, hoping for a plea bargain, is spilling the beans on people like former CIA head John Brennan, top U.S. Mossad agent Rahm Emmanuel, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and many others.”

=============================================================  - 02JAN18 : Hundreds of Khazarian in Gitmo – Benjamin Fulford.


Dr. Michael Salla from his website, also posted an article on this, with some information from various sources including called #QAnon. In commenting about the internet buzz about activity relating to Guantanamo, or Gitmo as it is also called, Salla writes that:  “While these are still only rumors, recent events point to their plausibility.  If accurate, these secret investigations, arrests and extractions to Gitmo where they face extended detention and military justice has enormous political implications, and makes possible the release of suppressed information previously withheld by the Deep State.

One source of such rumors comes from David Todeschini, a former USAF veteran who wrote an expose about covert operations during the Vietnam War. He describes what he learned from a reliable FBI source about recent events at Guantanamo in a December 24, 2017 Youtube video, which he summarized as follows:

High-level confidential sources tell this reporter that the U.S. Military prison at Guantanamo Bay has been alerted to expect high-profile prisoners shortly – possibly as a result of over 10,000 Sealed FEDERAL indictments. 1,000 Marines accompanied General Mattis to Gitmo to provide security for “special prisoners”.…”

=============================================================  - 03JAN18 Michael Salla, : Global Elite taken to GITMO by US Special Forces – Full Disclosure Implications.


Salla’s article includes a post from #QAnon about seven new residents to Gitmo, and apparently three from Toronto who are connected to the company Barrick Gold. 

Salla adds that:  “What can be distilled from these independent sources is that high level Deep State members, many of whom are part of a Pedophile Satanic global network, are being detained by U.S. Special Forces and taken to Gitmo where they are to be held indefinitely, while military justice is applied to their cases. In the process, Gitmo’s holding facilities are being significantly upgraded with expansions and more guards to accommodate an infusion of VIP prisoners. 

t is quite feasible that Gitmo would be used to house detainees under Trump’s Executive Order. They could be treated similarly to terrorists under the Executive Order’s “national emergency” which delegated authority to any US agency capable of enforcing the Order’s primary function of cutting off the financial assets of targeted individuals and groups.”

There may also be some flight evidence to back up some of these claims.  A source has posted an image of flights going to, and departing from Guantanamo from various cities. Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Norfolk, Virginia, La Romana, are the origin cities listed in the image from this particular source.  In most cases, flights returned to same cities, although one flight, a Lear Jet 45, was reported flying from Guantanamo to Washington on Dec 21st.  In the case of all the flights, the ‘owner’ has been marked as ‘unknown’ or ‘blocked’.

=============================================================  - Image of flights to and from Guantanamo NAS. 


A link to the image and the image itself, will appear in the show transcript.  For those who are interested, I will also include the link to the Flightview and FlightAware websites, where one can enter data to find flights operating from or to Guantanamo.

=============================================================  - Flightview  - FlightAware



As the new year kicks off in the White House, the media has jumped all over the story of former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon’s planned release of an alleged ‘tell-all’ book about Trump’s White House.

Let’s start with what we think we know first, before I offer what I think may be happening here.

Back in November, CVN reported on a story by entertainment news reporter Liz Crokin about how Trump and Meuller are pulling off the biggest ‘sting’ operation in history.

In that article as a reminder, the following was reported:  “The day after Mueller’s meeting with Trump, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to serve as special counsel for the United States Department of Justice.

The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct an investigation including “any links and/or coordination between Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump, and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” 

Trump did not collude with Russia. The left and the media have carried that narrative based off of lies and a fake dossier. Trump allowed them to carry their false narrative because he knew he was innocent and that the investigation would eventually turn to the real parties who colluded with Russia. Enter the Clintons. What stands out in the affidavit Rosenstein signed included “matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation” because they knew an investigation into Russian collusion would eventually lead to Clinton.

The left and the media has been so blinded by their partisanship that they’ve failed to see that the greatest bait and switch in the history of the world is going down right before their very eyes. They’ve naively assumed that since Mueller had been a part of the swamp, he’d protect the swamp. However, just because he’s associated with corrupt politicians like the Clintons for years does not mean that he likes them or has any interest in protecting them at this point. After all, the Clintons did go to Trump’s wedding and you know what they say: keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”

=============================================================  - 07NOV17 Liz Crokin, : How Mueller and President Trump are pulling the biggest sting in history.


That was from last November.  Now, whether you love him or hate him, Trump is an intelligent man, and he could have had the successes he has had without having strategies to figure out who he could trust.

As of January 5, when this story was written, the mainstream media is reporting how the book by Bannon has been released early, and it is already number one. 

I admit, I had posted my speculation that Trump and Bannon may have been working together to do a sting operation on the media.  Although it may still be possible, it appears it may not have been a correct one.

Like almost anything that is not of integrity these days, it gets exposed for what it really is.  There are two articles from The Duran that appear to suggest that Bannon’s book may be based on lies.

The first article reports that: “Now that Michael Wolff is all but assured blockbuster sales for his book “Fire and Fury”, the scrutiny over how Wolff attained the quotes he details in his book is now being scrutinized…and as with all “Trump haters” it appears that Wolff used some tactics unbecoming of a journalist, all in an ideologically infused rage to stick it to POTUS Trump.

During an interview with Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie, Wolff makes the stunning revelation that he may have burned many sources and obtained quotes from as high up as Trump, without them realizing they were about to go into his book.

============================================================= - 06JAN18 Alex Christoforou, : Michael Wolff confesses: “I said whatever was necessary to get the story.”


In the second article, it was reported that:  “The problem with all the salacious quotes and palace intrigue laid out by Wolff, is the revelation by the author that he can’t be sure that all of the things he writes in his book are indeed true.

The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump’s presidency acknowledged in an author’s note that he wasn’t certain all of its content was true.

=============================================================  - 06JAN18 Alex Christoforou, : Author of ‘Fire and Fury’ says ‘he can’t be sure if parts of it are true’


This can be both good and bad.  It’s good because the book is being exposed for what it is – a very poor and unethical excuse for journalism.  It’s bad because those who are needing to validate their personal opinions of Trump will not care about this – the book says what they want it to say.

As the saying goes, ‘people do not want the truth. What they want is the validation that what they happen to believe is the truth’.

However these latest developments may give some credit to another theory that has been put out.

Latest info from the QAnon group shared via You Are Free’s YouTube channel offers more on this possibility:

=============================================================  - 05JAN18 You Are Free TV via : QANON ID'ed, ASSANGE Free, P_nce/Bondi PEDOGATE, NK Takedown #QANON, #STORM, #FIREWORKS


If QAnon’s intel is correct, and I have to admit it is pretty good – if it is correct, then Trump likely knew that Bannon would go ahead with an expose, and that the media would line up get all the so-called ‘dirt’ on Trump, only to find out that they were sucker-punched.

Either way, it is my personal belief and feeling that the media are being played for fools. They are drooling for any damning information on Trump, most likely because many high-level media owners are desperate to stop Trump before Trump exposes them as being part of the swamp and possibly also involved in pedophilia and human trafficking for sex purposes.  They would have a vested interest in discrediting Trump as soon as possible.

Just for those who are struggling to understand what is playing out, here is what I believe is happening.  Trump knew he was unpopular coming in as president. He knew people were after him. He needed to get the media focused on swamp people.  So, he surrounds himself with swamp people, and says very confusing things, giving everyone a reason to think he knows nothing and is incompetent.  Meanwhile in the background, he allows certain stories to be reported about him, such as Russian collusion, because the media will go after it, thinking they will find dirt on Trump – but instead are led to Clinton.

Now, with the Bannon story, perhaps Trump is leading the media towards the real story involving North Korea and exposing it and helping China, perhaps leading to the rumoured reunification of the Koreas.

Wow, even I had not considered this intriguing connection of dots.  This would, in my opinion, set the stage for a beautiful trap.  Just as the media thought Mueller’s going after Trump would ensnare the president, it instead forced the media to follow the trail to the Uranium One deal, and to Clinton…which is what Trump wanted all along. There is an agenda behind this.

Maybe this was timed to cover up the story about Guantanamo.  It might make sense. Keep swamp creatures believing that the media is getting close to burying Trump so they get a false sense of security.  Keep the media distracted, partly to expose their lack of ethics and professionalism but to give them a false sense of security as well.

We may not yet know exactly where Trump is leading the media, but I refuse to accept that Trump would be so stupid to fall victim to something like this.  The media is eating all this up, so of course the question needs to be asked: “What are we being distracted from?”

As a successful business and even moreso as a businessman who has had numerous bankruptcies, you learn strategies to figure out who you can trust to do business with or not. You learn who to keep close to you, especially if they are potentially dangerous. Keep friends close, enemies closer.  Cooperating with Bannon on a book strategy, OR setting him up for exposure due to connections to a Chinese billionaire hiding away in North Korea…to get the story on the CIA deep state connection to North Korea exposed.  Wow…this could be brilliant, if true.

If the general public has not figured it out yet, 2018 may become the year when the mainstream media game finally dies – and the profession will either evolve ethically, or media outlets will go bankrupt or get shut down.

Now about Trump himself.  In her article from July of 2016, Liz Crokin describes how she has reported on celebrities for many years and she admits that to get a juicy story about Trump would have been a big boost for her career. 

She wrote the following:  “As an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I’ve never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president.  I found that he doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs, he’s a hardworking businessman and totally devoted to his beloved wife and children. On top of that, he’s one of the most generous celebrities in the world with a heart filled with more gold than his $100 million New York penthouse.

Crokin goes on to list numerous examples of kindness that she has known Trump to do.

What is particularly noteworthy were her closing comments.  She writes that:  “Trump’s kindness knows no bounds and his generosity has and continues to touch the lives of people from every sex, race and religion. When Trump sees someone in need, he wants to help. Two decades ago, Oprah asked Trump in a TV interview if he’d run for president. He said: “If it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally, because I really am tired of seeing what’s happening with this country.” That day has come. Trump sees that America is in need and he wants to help – how unthinkable!”

=============================================================  - 10JUL2016 Liz Crokin, : Trump does the unthinkable.


Assuming that this last comment is true, it obviously means that Trump feels things have become so bad that he has needed to get involved, and this would perhaps explain why he is draining the swamp, and making strange comments and decisions that are keeping everyone guessing about what his next move is going to be.

To add some credibility to this, according to Crokin’s biography:  Along with a background in journalism and political science, she is: “an award-winning author, a seasoned journalist and an advocate for sex crime victims.  Her experience landed her an internship working for Bill O’Reilly at Fox News Channel and then to Washington DC where she interned for the State Department’s White House Correspondent which planted her in the White House daily.

It would seem that IF Trump was guilty of anything, she would probably have some opinions on it.

=============================================================  - : Biography for Liz Crokin, journalist.



In some financial news;

While the QAnon source earlier revealed that people from Barricks Gold in Toronto may be on their way to an all-expenses paid trip to Guantanamo, Liz Moyer reports via CNBC that another one of the sealed indictments has been opened, and this point points to a hedge fund executive as a next probable winner of a trip to Guantanamo.

Moyer writes:  “A former hedge fund executive faces federal charges for defrauding a UK-based charity over investments in Africa, according to a grand jury indictment made public Wednesday.

Michael Cohen, formerly the head of European operations for Och Ziff Capital Management, was indicted on fraud and conspiracy, among other charges, in the scheme, according to the document, filed in October and unsealed Wednesday by the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

Moyer continues:  “Federal investigators have been looking into violations of anti-corruption laws by funds for several years. In Och Ziff's case the inquiries involved activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and other African nations and prompted investors such as public pensions and foundations to pull their investments from the firm.

Cohen was in charge of investing activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Och Ziff is run by the billionaire Daniel Och, a former Goldman Sachs trader.”

=============================================================  - 03JAN18 Liz Moyer : Former Och Ziff hedge fund executive indicted for fraud in Africa investment scheme, prosecutor says.



As each new year begins, most of us try to create the best world for oneself that one can.

At the same time, we often look at the predictions of others as a foundational point for the hope that we are looking for within ourselves that positive things really are happening worldwide.

Partly for fun, let’s take a look at one source making some bold predictions for 2018.  In an article posted on the Alcuin Bramerton website on January 1, Bramerton lays out his predictions for what he believes will be forthcoming in 2018.  Bramerton is editor of the Alcuin and Flutterby blog and he also is a medium, posting articles on  On this page, Bramerton describes himself as: “questioning what is; exploring what might be, laughing at the view”.   Perhaps a perspective that could serve us all well at this time – laughing a the view.

The article is a bit lengthy, but here are some of what I consider to be key predictions from him for the coming year.  According to the article:

“High-status disclosures of previously suppressed information and covert forward planning may initiate the following changes in 2018:

Universal debt forgiveness will be rolled out across the planet.

Gold and asset-backed cryptocurrency funds will be set up to provide a Universal Basic Income for every human being on Earth.

In the ongoing USA v US Deep State Civil War, the Rockefeller, Kissinger, Bush, Clinton and Obama political syndicates will be peacefully and lawfully removed from American public life permanently.

The identities of the hidden Khazar Zionist political bosses embedded in corporate America will be disclosed.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio ('Francis'), the present Pope, will be obliged to retire. Like Tenzin Gyatso (the Dalai Lama) and Billy Graham (US Protestant evangelist), he is a Western deep-state-controlled PsyOp, who functions within the mechanism of establishment religious control and disinformation.

Queen Elizabeth II of England will abdicate or, at the very least, will begin to withdraw from active personal involvement in Constitutional, Church of England, and international banking affairs. The occult connection between the Vatican in Rome and The Crown Temple in London will be revealed.

All around the world, national leaders and régimes which have political, corporate or legal connections with the anti-Constitutional US Rogue Faction (the Washington DC private corporation) will be removed from power. Particularly likely to benefit in this regard are Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Brazil, Burundi, Colombia, Congo, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Myanmar, Netherlands, North Korea, South Korea, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, the Sudans, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, Ukraine and Yemen. Peaceful, democratic and benevolent régime changes in these nations will soon be possible.

The US will lose control of the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation to the G188BRICS alliance. A new UN HQ will be (or has already been) built in China. The G7 Bretton Woods money management system of 1944 will be consigned to the dustbin of history.

In 2018, many of the major changes in global economic governance will force themselves into visibility in the mainstream financial media in the West. These will manifest when the Asian CIPS system completely supplants the Western SWIFT system. This change is now under way. Very soon, it will be possible to translocate all major asset-backed capital flows between global financial centres without the risk of élite theft, diversion or mirroring.

Free-energy Tesla technologies suppressed by the JPMorgan, Rockefeller and Bush families' corporate energy cartels will become freely known and freely available. There will be no further need to burn fossil fuels once the Tesla technologies are in place in industry, homes and vehicles.

Things will be seen in the skies, on the surface of the Earth and inside the Earth which mainstream corporate media and mainstream western education say do not exist and cannot happen. The core signifiers of ancient mythologies will be found to be real.

The covert interaction of several world governments with negative extraterrestrial groups will be exposed. The rôle of positive extraterrestrial groups in promoting the energisation of the planet and the manifestation of the NESARA process will be explained. The significance of the agriglyphs (crop circles) will become better understood. The availability of off-planet technologies for pollution control, food manifestation, human transport, and information retrieval will be revealed. Sonic healing machines will be released for the free use of all. The negative stargate (or interdimensional portal) in Iraq at the ancient Sumerian site of Entemenanki (the locality of the ziggurat of Marduk in ancient Babylon) will be closed.

During 2018 more young people and old people, inside and outside world governments, will speak the truth with greater energy, greater clarity and less fear than ever before in human history. And their words will be heard, preserved and multiplied beyond the reach of establishment suppression.

The 188-nation BRICS alliance, led by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, will become central in facilitating veridical global newsflows and the introduction of new asset-backed international currencies. Iran will become increasingly important in the media initiative, employing well-resourced English language outlets.

A few intriguing predictions come near the end of the article.   He writes that:  “Into this climate of global disclosure will emerge the greatest discloser of all - the long expected World Teacher of The Aquarian Age.

The World Teacher - no surprise here - will not be a religious figure. More information about the emergence of The World Teacher can be found here and here.

all ensouled human beings currently living in the surface human population on Earth have been spiritual masters in at least one previous life on other planets or in other parallel realities. This was the basic qualification for being allowed to take a human incarnation at this important (and difficult) transitional period on Earth. As these ensouled humans now begin to wake up to their full spiritual potentials, they will discover and exercise their latent shamanic abilities.

Since (about) 2006, many extraordinary human children have been coming into incarnation. Many of these are neither male or female; they are both. This is the arrival of a third gender among the human population; they will be fully potent as both females and males. They are benevolent.

The story of what going is to happen in 2018 is the biggest story in the history of human civilisation on this planet.

It is too big a story to be handled accurately by the corporate mainstream media. The news will be broken, initially, though Indymedia, alternative news, and progressive spirituality sites on the web. But most of all, the story will be discovered in personal experience. As more and more people learn the spiritual exercises of meditation, invocation, affirmation and dream management, more and more people will break free, see clearly and speak openly of that which was, and that which is to come.”

Predictions may or may not happen, and as I currently think I understand it, humanity’s consciousness level contributes to, arguably significantly, to how things manifest.

Of course, discernment is advised, but if he is correct even on just a few of these, it is still going make for an extremely eventful coming year! I would like to create that we will all awaken to our inner shamanic abilities, and also connect more deeply to Earth and to one’s own message, to serve humanity and our planet, for the Highest Good of all!  

=============================================================  - 04JAN18 Alcuin Bramerton, : 2018 Agenda for Disclosure.  - - Info about Alcuin Bramerton



In some disclosure-related news this week:

Recently, CVN reported on some of the disclosure revelations that are coming out, but also gave offered the warning that we have to consider the false-flag alien invasion card the dying cabal may play.  That story appeared in the New York Times and reported on a formerly secretive Pentagon UFO program.  The link is in the show transcript for those needing to review it.

=============================================================  - 16DEC17 Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal, and Leslie Kean, : Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’ : The Pentagon’s Mysterious UFO Program.


Well-known disclosure advocate, Dr. Steven Greer appears to agree. In a recent interview onJan 4th with Ryan McCormick of the Outer Limits of Inner Truth Radio, Greer offered some insights on this within the first ten minutes of the program:

=============================================================  - 04JAN18 World Peace via : Outer Limits Radio Show ‘Unacknowledged’ with Steven Greer 2018-01-06


An article by Dylan Charles reporting on Greer’s interview also noted the following about Hollywood’s role, writing that:  “Hollywood has done its job of creating and reinforcing this perception with movie after movie of man vs. extraterrestrial. Always swashbuckling, always explosive, it’s a decades long, high-dollar smear campaign that defies the personal experiences of an untold number of people who’ve had contact with other worldly beings, often describing them as peaceful. It also defies very credible accounts of ET interference with the world’s nuclear arms, which suggest that an ET presence may actually be working for the benefit of humanity and the planet.”

============================================================= - 05JAN18 Dylan Charles, : Steven Greer comments on the arrival of the false flag alien invasion.


As with all the other truth coming out now, it is highly unlikely that this truth will remain suppressed for much longer.

A link to the ‘director’s cut’ version of the ‘Unacknowledged’ documentary will appear in the show transcript as well as the documentary ‘Sirius Disclosure’ for those who have not yet seen it.

============================================================= - via : Unacknowledged Disclosure – Director’s Cut.  - 21APR2016 Sirius Disclosure via : SIRIUS: from Dr. Steven Greer – Original full-length documentary film.



Over to some science/tech-related news now;

Alternative sources of fuel are slowly making their way more and more into the public consciousness.

It is still, unfortunately, going to take a bit more time, as people are reluctant to share information like this with others, for fear of being seen as a social outcast, or some other reason.

Algae is gaining some attention as a potential source, just as cannabis is, as a biofuel.

In this video clip, we can learn a bit more about the potential of algae in offering yet another possibility as a personal, corporate even national energy solution:

=============================================================  - 29SEP2016 via : We can power the world with algae!


In the show transcript a second video and possibly a few other links will be added with more information.

Together, 2018 could become a year where we empower those individuals who have the skills and the passion to finally fulfill their service to humanity and the planet, while also supporting them and standing up and protecting their integrity and honour as well.

=============================================================  - 29SEP2016 via : How algae could change the fossil fuel industry



Finally, in health-related news

On Dec 26th, my mother, her husband and I went to have dinner with my aunt and her husband.  There was another couple with us as well.  The husband of my aunt had apparently received the flu vaccine a number of days before dinner, a week, maybe two.  The next day, he was extremely sick, and remained very sick for a very long time. After that we all started to get symptoms, more serious in some than others.

Although not extremely serious for me, it was enough of a concern for me because I have very rarely gotten sick in my life.  My voice was poor for many days, and then other symptoms began to appear.  This particular sickness did not keep me bed-ridden, but it was serious enough to make me very uncomfortable for a number of days.

On new year’s eve both my mother and her husband were taken to the hospital in ambulances.  An interesting evening, to be sure.  The hospital was packed and overcrowded and had been for many days. The doctor’s office of my mother’s husband had been closed for a number of days was well, directing people to the hospital for treatments.  Apparently this office was not the only one closed in the area.

The doctors reply when he was told that my mother and her husband had not received the flu vaccine was this:  “It is just as well, because the flu vaccine isn’t working well.”

Everyone, and doctors, are assuming it was the flu. Even I had made this assumption.

An article by Jon Rappaport however on January 5th may help to shed some light on this matter.

Rappaport writes that:  “The press is playing up two angles this winter: the seasonal flu vaccine may only be 10% effective; and there is an outbreak of flu across 37 states, at last count.

Underneath these claims, something far different is going on.

Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), revealed the monstrosity.

As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.

This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.

So they don’t have the flu.

Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldn’t possibly prevent all those “flu cases” that aren’t flu cases.

The vaccine couldn’t possibly work.

The vaccine isn’t designed to prevent fake flu, unless pigs can fly.

The exact quote from Doshi’s review was quoted as follows:  346:f3037):

“…even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the ‘flu’ problem because most ‘flu’ appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.

…It’s no wonder so many people feel that ‘flu shots’ don’t work: for most flus, they can’t.”

Peter Doshi’s BMJ review, “Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease” (BMJ 2013;

The author of the article continues:  “Because most diagnosed cases of the flu aren’t the flu.

So even if you’re a true believer in mainstream vaccine theory, you’re on the short end of the stick here. They’re conning your socks off.

What are typical flu symptoms? Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, fatigue. Well, these symptoms can be caused by a variety of circumstances.

Immediately calling them flu is an unwarranted assumption. And as it turns out, respiratory samples from patients, sent to labs, are going to come back with no sign of the flu, in the overwhelming percentage of cases.

But the mainstream press can’t report any of this.

It would topple the flu-treatment money machine.”

Most the awakened people are becoming aware of an intentional plan to depopulate the planet and are also starting to become more familiar with the key tricks being employed.

One trick is to get people to fight each other.  The manufactured refugee crisis, and the targeting of Islam are examples of this, and there are others. An agenda is created so that we argue, fight and harm others of the general populations so that they do not have to spend the resources to do it themselves.

Another trick is to keep people fearful, and this is done through the false-flag campaigns such as shootings, bombings, manufactured protests and so forth.

A third trick is to make people sick with the intention that they will die from multiple illnesses.

If one is saying that I am delusional, that there would not be humans or leaders doing these kinds of things, one has the right to say that, but I would gently say that  this one needs to pull his or her head out from the sand and begin to really see what is being done to humans worldwide as well as to our planet generally.

Others may say I am pessimistic, and from one perspective, one could argue this.  However, to deal with a problem one must first be willing to see and admit that there is in fact, a problem.

A question may then be asked: “When is the flu not the flu?”  The answer to this may be:  ‘when it is not the flu but it is something else’?  What else may it then be?

Accoding to in an article from Mar 25 2017: “According to the shock claims of one doctor, chemtrails may pose a much greater risk to humanity than understood before. In his opinion, we are all being poisoned, so that the pharmaceutical industry can gain immense and never ending profit.

The doctor, Dr. Leonard Horowitz is a former researcher from a medical university. For quite some time, he has made claims regarding the dangers of the chemical trails being left purposely by jet planes in the atmosphere. It is his belief that such chemtrails are causing us all to be sick, since the 1990’s.

Chemtrails, which are laden with a number of heavy metals, and mycotoxins including mold spores, mycoplasma, human white blood cells, and worse, have been speculated on for quite some time. However, despite claims from various organizations that the trails have been implemented in experimental research or for climate change, many continue to believe they have a much more nefarious purpose.”

Here are the symptoms being linked to ‘chemtrail flu’ according to the article:

“headaches, brain fog, fatigue, low energy, compromised immunity, disorientation, concentration and attention challenges, sinusitis, joint and musclular pain, breathing challnges, dizziness, insomnia, memory loss, eye problems, nausea, liver problems, gallbladder disfunction, neck pain, scratchy throat, allergy symptoms, flu-like symptoms, general weakness, depression, coughing, vertigo, anger/rage/frustration issues, and Morgellons disease.”

=============================================================  - 25MAR2017 : Are you suffering from chemtrail flu?


In another article, posted on, Horowitz explains more what microplasma is, stating that: “is not really a fungus, it’s not really a bacteria, it’s not really a virus. It has no cell wall. It goes deep into the cell nuclei thereby making it very difficult to mount an immune response against it. It’s a man-made biological weapon.The patent report explains how it causes chronic upper respiratory infections that are virtually identical to what’s going on right now.”CHEMTRAILS DESTROY YOUR IMMUNE FUNCTION.

According to Horowitz: “I believe the chemtrails are responsible for a chemical intoxication of the public, which would then cause a general immune suppression, low grade to high grade, depending on exposure. The immune dysfunction allows people to become susceptible to opportunistic infections, such as this micoplasma and other opportunistic infections.”

=============================================================  - : Chemtrail Flu: Have you got it yet?  - 10JUN2009 via : Dr Len Horowitz – Anglo American flu genocide.


My mother has been experiencing episodes of dizziness ranging from mildly discomforting to extreme, requiring trips to the hospital over the last year and a half. Doctors, not surprisingly, have been either unable or unwilling to properly diagnose her condition.  Her life now has become such that she feels she no longer has a quality of life, and feels like she just wants to leave this life to escape the discomfort.   In a way, I can understand her frustrations and her desire to get away from it.

I am holding that there is a way to help her find that quality of life again, but this will depend upon whether or not her soul has decided that is purpose is finished.

In the show transcript, I will include several other articles that may contain more information for those wanting to learn more and also a few videos, one about chemtrails and one with a presentation from Horowitz himself.

=============================================================  - 17JUN2008 via : Danger in the sky – the chemtrail phenomenon.


It is time that we all start putting pressure on our location politicians, and informing them that we are now aware of what is going on, and to start demanding answers.

To keep an energy of positivity about this, there are sources reporting that help is being given to us from various sources to neutralize chemtrails. Although I personally feel there is some truth to this, we as humans also have to participate in some way to helping stop this and also in healing ourselves.  Becoming aware and informing others is part of it. Taking an active role in healing oneself is another. 

We are energetic, spiritual and powerful beings and we do have it within ourselves to shut all of this down.  We just have to remember how to do this, and consciously choose to awaken this part of our knowing that has been blocked intentionally and unintentionally.

As more and more humans carry the energy of this intention, so then may be manifest it for the Highest Good of all!

=============================================================  - 29JUN2016 Jon Austin, : Chemtrail flu: Doctor’s shock claim planes make us sick so medical firms can cash in. - : Homepage for Dr. Len Horowitz.



In this week’s FINAL WORDS:

Perhaps 2018 is the year humanity, particularly western humanity begins to realize we are living in the era of the double-edged sword.  I mean REALLY and fully realize this, while also understanding the risks, the rewards and the responsibilities of what this means.

More of humanity, I think, is begin to grasp that there is a ‘bigger picture’ to what they thought they understood about the world.

A few others are venturing more into the ‘BIGGER, bigger picture’…beginning to see and touch the more spiritual aspect and understanding of this human journey.

Many are beginning to grasp that this group I loosely call the global cabal, but consists of factions operating on different levels and in different capacities, are creating both problems for humanity, but also providing so-called ‘solutions’ to those problems. 

Those solutions however, only serve to benefit them and generate profit for them, while offering only a temporary solution at best, until the update or solution is offered, or it is a solution that does not work at all.

Illnesses are created and spread among the population, and Big Pharma steps up to provide their synthetic solutions at great profit for them, while giving humans at best, a false sense of security that Big Medicine actually cares about their health.

Our skies are sprayed with chemicals under the explanation that it is ‘scientific research’, only to realize that the chemicals are both infecting us and making us sick, while also deflecting more of the Sun’s rays away from Earth, perhaps because that energy is now capable of helping our bodies evolve, which the cabal does not want.  We’re told it is ‘good for humanity’ but we are not told specifically which parts of humanity.

Our politicians, our corporate leaders and our religious leaders claim to be acting for the greater interests of humanity and again they do not tell us specifically which parts of humanity to whom they are referring. This would be those that support a particular political vision, or those who support the capitalistic paradigm or those blindly accept an idea that our Divine Creator is a punishing deity and that we will be punished if we do not do what this Divine Creator allegedly claims – BUT we are a part of this same Divine Creator.  There is an odd hypocrisy to this.

We are given access to things that are allegedly healthier, but for some reason, they are also much more expensive, making them out of reach for most people because governments consent to participating in a global economy that has been designed to function on the fractional reserve model…in other words, it functions on DEBT.

We are given an education system that claims to be among the best in the world in North America, and yet students are attempting to find jobs and cannot with their expensive education.

We have been socialized and conditioned to believe that we can have a so-called ‘good’ lifestyle, perhaps even a ‘great’ lifestyle and one that is better than our neighbours, or better than one our parents may have had.  Yet, to have that lifestyle, we have to live in debt.  Why then, are more and more young people having to live at home with their parents?

We are given exposure to hundreds of media channels and news perspectives, while being socialized to believe that this means we are exposed to balanced and fair journalism and yet most news organizations are owned and controlled on various levels, by the same, small group of people who are brainwashing us to be socially compliant.

We have been socially conditioned to accept that we have to work hard, and yet the debt-based economy that has been created, without our democratic consent I might add, forces more and more parents to work longer and longer hours, probably in jobs that they would rather not do but have to, to keep their lifestyle stable. This pattern is sold to us as ‘the way it is’, but it is breaking down the social and family aspect of who we are as humans, and it is also making us sicker, more fearful, more separate, and ultimately more alone from humanity, our planet and even oneself.

Addictive technologies are marketed to kids and busy parents buy them for their kids because of social pressures but also because the parents just want some quiet time for themselves, and it doesn’t matter if their kids are addicted, as long as they are quiet and peaceful.   Social zombies.

In some western countries, like Canada for example, we are given this so-called ‘great’ country that proudly claims to the world how ‘free’ we are, and yet there is very little, from birth to death, that one can do, without first needing to acquire government permission or registration. It is a double-edged sword: the illusion of freedom and the enslavement to a system that is, by its intentional design – not free.

We are given technology after technology, to allegedly solve problems, but it only leads to increasingly more addictions while also contributing to increased separation and isolation of humans from each other.

I could go on and on.  I’m sure you get my point. We have been led in directions that we are told are ‘good’ for people, but we are ultimately not told specifically which people it is good for.

We have been given technology under the illusion that our private data is ‘safe’, and people blindly go on, accepting that our data is ‘safe’ and yet vulnerabilities continue to be exposed showing that our data is not safe at all.

We blindly accept that that politicians care about our rights and freedoms;

that doctors truly care about our health; that journalists care about truth and ethics; that religions care about peoples’ spiritual health; that law enforcement and the legal systems actually protect the rights and freedoms of the general populations, that negotiators and peace educators actually care about global peace, and so on.

Now, let me clarify that there are exceptions within each of these groups. I would like to think I am an exception among journalists and peace educators. I know there are exceptions within every aspect of society.

The problem has been this: Many and perhaps most are doing what they do without the support of family, friends, colleagues or the general populations. People are afraid to voice their support of those who dare to question and challenge the status quo.

The Chelsea Manning’s, the Julian Assange’s, the Edward Snowden’s are facing ridicule, isolation and in more severe cases punishment, incarceration and possibly even death.  There are those who get a lot of public expose, and there are those who stand up quietly within their communities and are mocked by families and neighbours.

An article on ZeroHedge on January 4 details the story of a solider, Major Danny Sjursen who shares his story of believing he was a hero originally…until he realized he no longer was.

He writes: “The truth is, I fought for next to nothing, for a country that, in recent conflicts, has made the world a deadlier, more chaotic place. Even back in 2011 - or even 2006, for that matter - I was just smart and just sensitive enough to know that, to feel it viscerally.

Still, the decision to publicly dissent is a tough one. It’s by no means easy. Easy would be to go on playing hero and accepting adulation while staying between the lines. Play it safe, stick to your own, make everyone proud. That’s easy, intellectually immature - the new American way.

When you take the journey of dissent, you lose friends, alienate family, confuse confidants and become a lonely voice in your professional world.

Of course, I’d tried to convince myself, as so many do, that staying in the military is courageous, that it’s possible to change the system from the inside, and that good people, critical thinkers, need to stay the course rather than jump ship. Maybe that’s true, maybe it’s fantasy. Who knows?

I’ll likely die a sad man. This much I know.

But for now, I can give voice to a different path, a nobler cause, a chance, at least a chance, of common sense, sober strategy and, just maybe, a semblance of peace—something a whole generation has never known. In my own minuscule way, I’ll try.”

=============================================================  - 04JAN18 : An Officer’s path to dissent: ‘The truth is, I fought for next to nothing.’  - 09DEC2013 via : Mike Prysner full speech 2008 winter soldier in Maryland.


This is the mark of true courage: to recognize a wrong, and stand up against it, especially when faced with ridicule and rejection from family and colleagues.  To act, sometimes silently in one’s truth, because deep down, one knows that one could not live with oneself otherwise.

I salute all of you who are acting in this way, contributing to what the world is experiencing at this time. 

Create a wonderful week, until our next moment of ‘now’!


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