Eat Turnips? - Python goes Trans – Trust Who? – One Year On – Shearing Sheep – An Empty Pot – Stealth Tax – Countering AI – Delusional SNP - Letter from Great Britain - [02-25-23]
CIA Director, William J. Casey, said, “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” Nothing is coincidence - everything is connected.
NEWS FLASH: I wrote last week that I am convinced HMG are making no effort to control migration – here's proof: " Migrant crisis: Fury at Sunak's asylum 'amnesty' with thousands of Channel crossers to be granted right to stay. More than 12,000 migrants will have applications processed without interviews". All I have to do now is research WHY? (To be continued).
In the meantime: HMG advice: "Let Them Eat Turnips!" Where have I heard that before?
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FUN TIDBIT: There's so much total rubbish being spread about 'Trans issues' that I despair for sanity in our Collective West as it rides the roller-coaster down the road to oblivion. Humour is one antidote to the poison being sprayed at us every day. So take a deep breath and prepare for a belly laugh. As a commenter noted: "It's official -- American politics have become a Monty Python sketch"
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Does Britain have a functional democracy? Sunak and friends think so and said as much at European Security Conference in Munich last week. Sunak said: "The United Kingdom will always be on the side of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. But here's the reality of what is happening in Ukraine: " All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered. in this photo gallery. Quite an eye-opener – who would you trust? (Hat Tip, Admin at The Burning Platform)
BREAKING NEWS: Yesterday was the first anniversary of the Ukraine conflict. One year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) released a study analysing global public opinion on the conflict. The war, it found, has deepened the divide between the West and the rest of the world [you don't say!], as a “new consensus” emerges between the US and European nations that, “only a Ukrainian victory will stop Putin’s war”. So it's the old mantra; "War is Peace".
In non-Western nations – such as China, India, Turkey and Russia – people expressed “a clear preference for the war to end now – even if it means Ukraine having to give up territory”. Overall, the results of the report suggest that although the war in Ukraine may have “consolidated” the West as an entity, with Western nations increasingly holding views in common about the biggest global questions, this is “taking place in an increasingly divided post-Western world”; a think-tank commented. Emerging powers such as India and Turkey will “resist being caught in a battle” between the polarising powers of Europe/America v Russia/China.
Recent events, such as Biden’s visit to Kyiv and Washington’s claim that China may be considering sending lethal aid to Russia, have been a “stark reminder that the world has entered a new era of geopolitics and trade” in the wake of Covid and the rise of China in Russia’s war in Ukraine. US policymakers are just beginning to grapple with an emerging post-globalisation “new world order”. But the “big question” of what this era might look like looms over Western kleptocrats “as they examine the wreckage of a system that many of them helped build”.
"The Ukraine conflict has only underscored the emerging challenge that Russia and China now pose to the US-led world order", said The Wall Street Journal; adding that Russia and China “have a common interest in weakening U.S. dominance of the world order”, [Yep, they got that right]. What's certain, in terms of “spheres of influence”, is that the war will not end unless Washington forgoes their entrenched position in the world and gracefully accepts the emerging Global South as an equal partner. This will inevitably be to the detriment of smaller countries who find themselves pawns on the bankers' board games. Here’s a view from Britain from an old ‘Lib’
DO YOU KNOW what's really going on in Britain as this 'interesting' year unfolds? If you want to stay ahead of the curve, there are other events taking place around the globe that deserve more attention than trivia like deviants, balloons, aliens and anniversaries. I really keep looking for some good news, believe me, and it doesn't comfort me to watch the 'mother of democracy' descend into a pit of corruption and despair. Unfortunately this is where our criminally incompetent Establishment and purported 'leaders' are taking us.
Thus I am sad to report that Britain has been gradually declining for as long as I can remember but now it's accelerating; so I can't miss the bad news every day. A look at failed states, never seen in the MSM news, should give us some clues as to where this might be going in Britain: The Lebanese central bank announced 90% exchange rate devaluation, effective February 1. Their pound’s rate is much lower than in the black market, where 99% of the country’s economy and population now live.
Of course failed countries can't go bust in the traditional sense; it's the currency that's devastated, often reverting to the mighty dollar, leaving the population impoverished with the ruling elites riding high on corruption and insider trading. The little people are left to scratch and bargain as they always have. This causes the hyperinflation effect which any country will experience if it allows an alternative currency to circulate, like Zimbabwe, and others in the developing world.
One of my American readers explained, in one succinct paragraph, how we have been fleeced by the financial intuitions and criminal banksters for centuries. This is why we have to use CASH as much as possible: Hat Tip: 'rhs jr' (word-for-word; he knows his onions!)
"'H&R Block' filed my Fed taxes and keeps sending me emails to go all digital thru them; ditto my credit union, credit card, Walmart, etc. The shysters slice off a tiny piece of our money every transaction but it all adds up for them. Each digital slice puts money in a Bankster's pocket and takes it out of circulation compared to real currency. A real $100 bill could change hands 1,000 times and still have $100 of value to pass to the next person. But after 1,000 digital transactions, the banksters have pocketed about $100 and the value is all gone from circulation. Shysters get rich doing nothing and the people get poor and have to borrow money from the Shysters! Credit Instruments like credit cards take a 3% cut per transaction from the retailer and will eat (steal) the $100 in just over 33 transactions; taking 19% annual from the person not paying a card off every month will eat the $100 after about $500+ of purchases in a year. That’s why we get credit card offers almost daily."
The dynamics are the same in Britain and elsewhere in the world which is the main mechanism needed for the rich get richer. Could currency collapse change it in Britain? The City of London is the global centre of finance – so it's pretty unlikely. But countries are at different points of the same cycle. The BoE has been warning about the worst year of growth since the Great Depression but this doesn’t mean that Britain or other nations in the collective west like USA, Japan etc, will end up like Lebanon or Argentina.
However given the context, something can break in these markets – it’s not without warning, but it can happen at any time. Liz Truss has already given us an example of the power exerted by the Banksters and their global markets – they can break governments and politicians with the click of a keyboard and they will if they are threatened and they make no secret of it.
This is why I say that governments are merely the stage upon which the bankers' puppets dance to their tune. It is indeed all theatre designed to control and coerce the population. And if you don't believe what I am saying, just look back at 2020 and the ease with which the people cowered in the face of a spoof virus threat and willingly went to slaughter; we are suffering the consequences now and will likely experience a deepening economic depression in the coming years.
Britain and Europe have dodged a bullet this winter thanks to Mother Nature, which shows how unforeseen events can sometimes impact us for the better. However, fortune is fickle; the bottom line is that multiple crises from cost-of-living, strikes, illegal migration and social disruption aren’t going to get fixed any time soon. On the contrary, I believe they will escalate and contaminate our situation further – by design!
If you have not yet done it, time to prepare your Plan 'B'. The Globalists are trying to keep us apart; divided, conflicted and alone in the urban jungle. So building a rural, off-grid community is the way to fight back by constructing something new, building on existing structures, but no one said creating a sustainable local economy would be easy but at least avoid cities.
SO HOW DOES THIS AFFECT our upcoming generations? What does their future look like in the midst of so much uncertainty and failing economic systems? The eternal conflict between the productive class and the owners of capital has been raging for generations but is reaching a climax as wealth disparity reaches its limit. This becomes plainly obvious when viewing the current multiple strikes and protests confirming that the robber barons have taken all the crumbs leftover in the collective breadbasket – the pot is empty.
Rising inflation and scurrilous taxation has eaten the British worker's lunch to such an extent that now it’s not worthwhile working at all – we have an 'anti-work' phenomenon resulting in HMG screaming for retirees to get back to work and forsake the golf course! LOL, some hopes, as I have been saying forever – if you pay peanuts you get uninformed monkeys. However most people are bright enough to know when they are being taken to the cleaners by GloboCap and will eventually vote with their feet.
One major contributor to the spread of the anti-work movement is the notion that labour is in short supply and therefore has more leverage, which is being tested now with millions of workers on strike; but this is an oversimplification. An inflationary deluge in 2022/3 was driven by over £1 trillion in Covid helicopter money being dropped on the Brits during 2020/2021 alone using imaginary money cascading from the convulsing magic money tree. The retail and service sector exploded with activity as people rushed out to spend, and caused businesses to call for more workers.
However, these conditions are a short lived symptom of stagflation, not a permanent trend. In fact, mass lay-offs are already taking place in the tech sector and this is just the beginning. The savings people stockpiled during lockdowns are finally dissipating but higher prices remain. The anti-work movement was predicated on the assumption that demand for labour would continue to outpace supply.
Zennials have been born in a time of hardship and they have fewer opportunities than did their parents decades ago. It's human nature, conditioned as we have been by infinite growth and abundance, to claim that this is unfair? But there's no such thing; life has never been 'fair' and never will be. The sooner it’s recognised that each individual is responsible for their own destiny regardless of oppressive government and globalist's forces trying to make it otherwise.
We don't get to choose the prosperity of the times we are born into. Some generations and individuals are born into great crisis while others are born into great wealth. Those born into crisis have to work more, not less. Our era of inflation requires innovation and becoming a gainful producer, preferably on your own account within a local community, far away from the influence of those unelected elites determined to micro-manage every aspect of our lives. It takes a lot of effort and ingenuity to adapt to swiftly changing circumstances.
This is perhaps the first generation in our history arguing they should not have to work at all or that their unskilled labour is just as valuable as the work of someone with extensive merit and accomplishment. At bottom, the rules of survival do not care if you feel underappreciated or underpaid according to a concept of self-worth. If you hate a job you can always quit that job, but you will always be paid according to the value you bring to the table. Only you can determine that value by forsaking the mega-corporations' exploitations and paddling your own canoe.
In times like these, individuals who work hardest to improve themselves and improve their productive value will survive while individuals going Woke and sitting around complaining all the time will not. This is true for people working in a company as much as it is true for people working for themselves.
INFLATION WATCH: 'Stealth' is everywhere these days: stealth fighters & bombers, stealth balloons, stealth legislation, stealth vaxx products. I ask, is this indicative of a hopelessly broke economy? Stealth inflation is found in half-full packaging and now we have stealth taxation products from HMG. Last week I promised to look into this:
HMG raked in £660bn in receipts between April 2022 and January 2023 – £65bn more than the same time last year. Experts say the frozen thresholds and tax crackdown have contributed to this figure, with more raids on the way. This is exactly what the Government have been banking on when the Chancellor confirmed the freeze on Income Tax thresholds during his Autumn Statement – thanks to fiscal drag, as more people move up the Income Tax bands while thresholds will remain unchanged until 2028. The personal allowance (£12,570) and the 20% basic rate tax threshold (£37,700) are to remain unchanged from 2021/22.
The UK tax-free allowance is fixed at £12,570 pa for the duration. Therefore if you have average earnings of £30,000 in 2022/23 you tax payable will be £3,486 (20%) plus of course 13.8% NIC, which has evolved into just another tax, but we will ignore it for this illustration.. The average wage increase this year is estimated at 7%, thus for 2023/24 and on to 2028, assuming inflation rolls along as expected, HMG plans to gain as follows:
2023/24 – Income: £32,100 – tax: £3,906 increase: from base: £420
2024/25 – Income: £34,347 – tax: £4,355 increase: from base: £869
2025/26 – Income: £36,751 – tax: £4,836 increase: from base: £1,350
2026/27 – Income: £39,324 – tax: £5,350 increase: from base: £1,865
2027/28 – Income: £42,076 – tax: £5,901 increase: from base: £2,416
This is the magic of compound interest''. According to Einstein, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world; he who understands it, earns it; he who doesn't, pays it.” At first glance this quote might seem like a bit of an exaggeration but the math behind it shows that it's true; the Banksters have used this magic for centuries and the lesson has not been lost on avaricious governments.
SURVIVAL MONITOR: Survival will include more about countering the AI Bot: (Hat Tip, Kent, a reader somewhere in the Americas – but a switched-on cookie nevertheless). BOOM reported on a test of ‘ChatGPT’ this week which rather put the kybosh on this burgeoning AI device. It is all fun and games of course until you look under the hood and discover, like Covid, it's a military project masquerading as a commercial benefit. Here's a short warning on how it might play out:
THE NARRATIVE BATTLE: After Herr Sturgeon's resignation it looks as if others should follow suit. For example: East Renfrewshire SNP Equities' spokesperson, the delusional Kirsten Oswald, spoke in a Parliamentary Debate on Wednesday, February 8 2023 about the failures of the 'Prevent Programme' (Hansard Volume 727)
"Does the Home Secretary feel that any shift in focus is needed to take into account more recent forms of extremism that have emerged since the report was commissioned, such as the QAnon ideology imported from the United States, or the anti-vax movement that sprung up during the pandemic?" hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2023-02-08/debates
Looks like more of Surgeon's lackey's need to bow out gracefully as Britain celebrates the demise of the 'rubbish' that these Woke idiots perpetrate; hopefully cleansing Parliament on the unstoppable wave of crushing pushback. Will the BBC & MSM generally please take note and eventually understand that the people have spoken believing none of the ramblings of these worthless pundits and politicians.
FINALLY A QUIZ: Weekend Quiz: What is missing? London - 1950 - What has been lost? Clue: The British climate is notorious for its vagaries!
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A distinct possibility. Putin is way more clever than his adversaries realize. I do not take any idealogical sides in this conflict, as there are no good guys in war, and the same people always profit and suffer. I feel this way about all wars.
Thanks for your well thought out reply.
I was just wondering what if Putin had gone for the long game like China does, where would we be right now? It just makes me wonder if all of this isn't staged? Putin could have rolled over Ukraine like we did Saddam both times. We did it from half way around the world and this is his neighbor. There is way more going on here than what the MSM puts out. At times I think Putin is a participant and role player, and not a guy who really wants to win a war. These are just my weird rambling thoughts. Something here smells real bad. Your thoughts on this idea of mine?