TIKTOK MAN – Carbon Crap – Boat People – COLLAPSE! – Fear Cauldron – Energy Crisis – Core Inflation – South Africa – Covid 3 Years On – Ofgem - Letter from Great Britain - [05-27-23]
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NEWS FLASH: TIKTOK was again in the news this week when a psychotic young man was incentivised to film himself invading a person's home, stealing dogs from OAPs, tearing up library books, and telling strangers they were going to die. This was all for reward, kicks & giggles, and infamy clicks on social media. GB News spread the events far and wide and he was finally arrested. He appeared in court and was given a £365 fine when he should at least have been committed for psychiatric reports but he says he will continue his rampage. So Mr Plod arrests him again! TikTok viral trend frightens peaceable Brits.
My good friend Jim Quinn at TBP observes: "Technology hasn’t made us smarter. Technology hasn’t made us kinder. Technology hasn’t made us less violent. Technology hasn’t made us less likely to kill or wage war. Technology hasn’t made us safer. Humans are just as prideful, greedy, wrathful, envious, lustful, gluttonous, and slothful as they were in centuries past. Human nature never changes."
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In my day this sociopath would have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and committed to an asylum. Oops, I forgot, we have 'progressed' since those dark days of yore. This is what it was like in those days.
So what is Britain like now? Even at the local level our communities are being abused and attacked at the behest of the 'climate-change-cult' evangelicals, just like The Covidian Cult three years ago; they've merely changed the name and pack-drill. It's gone beyond insane. In this video you will see the story of how a small community won a battle against their dystopian council and peacefully took back their power – big lesson for Mr DavosMan!
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: The Club of Rome says Climate Hysteria is being used to create Global Governance? Can this be true? It must be a conspiracy theory surely?
The Burning Platform has some historical predictions to make you laugh with 50 years of failed climate predictions AND talking of history, I often look back to this time last year when BoJo was PM and Sunak was Chancellor; check the progress or otherwise. https://austrianpeter.substack.com/p/economic-warfare-101-imf-clueless?s=w
Brandon Smith writes: "In the early 1970s the US and much of the western world was shifting into a stagflationary economic crisis. Nixon cancelled the link between the USD and gold in1971 with the aid of the Federal Reserve which ultimately escalated inflation." It has been downhill ever since. This sequence of charts tells a revealing story from 1971; tellingly the year that WEF was founded – makes you think eh?: WTF happened in 1971?
Europe’s post-war boom had also come to an abrupt end at this time. Prices of US goods and energy skyrocketed in early 1980, driven by US Fed Fund Rate ramping up interest rates to an eye-watering 20%, courtesy of Paul Volker, which created a deliberate recessionary crash. Perhaps we are going through a similar deep recession? This week Germany has joined Britain on the slippery slope; I can taste it in the air and I can sense it in the statistics.
FUN TIDBIT: Priceless
BREAKING NEWS: IMMIGRATION NUMBERS came out this week and they were so shocking it's difficult to express the horror. HMG has been promising to reduce inflation for the last 13 years and all they've done is increase it! The combined total of 1,472,162 visas in 2022/3 is up 53% from 960,133 in 2021/2. There were 75,492 asylum applications in the UK in the year to March 2023, relating to 91,047 people - the highest for any 12-month period since the year to March 2003. Cui Bono?
CIVILISATIONS DO COLLAPSE it's happened many times before, sometimes by natural causes, sometimes through conflicts, and others by economic means. Read on and discover how fragile our own civilisation has become.
Consider that over millennia every society in the world has collapsed – it's has happened before – many times. Sometimes it's a global event as in 535AD, when a super- volcano erupted and our planet was enveloped by a cloak of lethal dust which changed the climate for decades. The sun's rays grew dim and total darkness reigned for days.
It was a catastrophe of unparalleled proportions. Tens of millions of people died around the globe as a bubonic plague epidemic broke out. But in a way it was only the beginning of the crisis. The waves of migration and the military, political and religious changes which the disaster set in motion re-ordered society throughout the world; the collapse of the Roman Empire, the invasion of the barbarian hordes and the rise of apocalypse-inspired Islam.
It was the nearest humankind has ever come to Doomsday and it marked the real beginning of our modern era. In his amazing book the author, David Keys, sets the record straight by placing this pivotal point in world history at the mid-6th century ‘Dark Ages’ and shows how our fragile civilisation almost ended. "Catastrophe" is a book worth reading
BUT well before the 6th century, in the 12th century BC the great Bronze Age civilisations of the Mediterranean—all of them—suddenly fell apart. Their empires evaporated, their cities emptied out, their technologies disappeared, and famine ruled. The great societies of Mycenae, Minos, Assyria, Hittites, Canaan, and Cyprus were all gone. Even Egypt fell into a steep decline. The Bronze Age was over.
The event should live in history as one of the great cautionary tales, but it hasn’t because its causes were considered a mystery. How can we know what to be cautious of? Eric Cline has taken on the mystery. An archaeologist-historian at George Washington University; he is the author of 1177BC - The Year Civilisation Collapsed.
The failure, he suggests, was systemic. The highly complex, richly interconnected system of the world tipped all at once into chaos. It was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries - sound familiar?
BRITAIN IS A CAULDRON OF FEAR as the elites go to war once again! Britain is at war on multiple fronts: Civil, Informational, Cultural and Geopolitical. Then there's the 'Remainer Woke BLOB' attacking from within, ably assisted by WEF acolytes spread throughout the Western Establishment and financed by an Avatar, George Soros among other suspects, appearing as very much the geriatric Bond Villain personified.
Actually this new war model is known as 'Quiet [Hybrid] Wars' using 'Silent Weapons' with an enemy within and disinformation as the critical ordinance. I often criticise Britain mercilessly because of their obvious moronic, faux leaders, and the crass Establishment 'Marxist Blob' who are determined to destroy a once proud nation.
They are breaking down the commoners from the inside creating a fearful and neurotic populace left quivering in their ticky-tacky little boxes ready to leap at the slightest misplaced creak as a result of the HMG military grade psychological attacks in 2020/3 [PsyOp].
The enemy have some very nasty tools using them, even against our children, through the schools directed by the BLOB's Department of Education. I don't need to list the horrible influence of 'Trans-people', 'LGBQ-whatever', and many other official policies which are undermining our established and ancient moral standards which have prevailed in a Christian Britain for centuries. Even the Church, and its leader with our new king, has forsaken their flock and joined the ranks of the Marxist corporate shock-troops
In summary I can do no better than quote my fellow patriot John Ward at 'The Slog' (lately having escaped to Gambia), whose style is witty and viciously on target: "The British situation isn’t any better - cheated female pensioners after 1996; Blair’s lies about WOMD in 2002; Brown’s lies about MAOI and eyesight problems in 2010; Cameron was abruptly removed after 2016 Brexit vote with Theresa May undermining Brexit with a sell-out deal after 2017.
Boris was hounded from office following an orchestrated media/Remainoid backbench revolt in 2022, and Liz Truss was stabbed in the front by BoE's Bailey in 2022. An unelected Rishi Sunak made PM in 2022 and pledged to repeal the remaining, 4000+ EU legislation on the books – but ditched it in 2023."
Beware, Patriotic Britons will not put up with this much longer before an almighty backlash is ignited by an innocuous spark. Our nation will always rise up as one to defeat a threatening enemy during wartime; history proves it time and again. It will kick off with a rallying cry from the silent majority, melding as one, forming a determined and indefatigable body of good and true Brits made terminally sick of being serially abused by their rulers over so many years.
Well, that's how it has been in the past but this is no normal war – things have changed – a lot. Britain is certainly in a very difficult economic muddle with HMG spending £10bn/mth just to pay interest on its gargantuan debt and growing as the interest rate increase-lag-effect bites during H2. This quote, from William Shakespeare's, Julius Caesar, says it all:
“There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.”
THE ENERGY CRISIS: This graph shows Gail Tverberg's view of where our future world energy supply is headed and thence it is a bumpy road ahead for the global economy. While this chart was originally prepared in 2020, the forecast remains reasonable; especially if regulators get their way in mandating the reduction of (unaffordable) fossil fuel use. Need I say more than present Gail's graph?
THIS MONTH we had a CORONATION but has anyone sighted our gauche King since? It's all been forgotten and especially the King's call for an 'Oath of Allegiance' to his almighty majesty. Sorry Charlie – it didn't happen! But think on, there was another king who made a similar call a long time ago who said: “A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.” – King George III
The attitude and actions of King George III and his parliamentary aristocracy, leading up to and during the American rebellion are consistent with the attitudes and actions of our current day monarch – Charlie Boy – and the British Deep State ruling elite who lord dominion over us lowly peasants. It was duly noted that King George battled bouts of mental illness from 1765 until his death in 1820. He lorded over an empire constantly at war in Europe and North America.
His empire was deeply indebted (ring any bells?) and sought to fill the treasury through taxing its far-flung colonies across the globe, without allowing those colonies any representation in Parliament. When faced with resistance and dissension from America, his response was dismissive and threatening.
In 1775, after the initial hostilities around Boston, the Continental Congress was still split between war and reconciliation. John Dickinson, the Loyalist delegate from Pennsylvania, wrote the 'Olive Branch Petition' seeking reconciliation with the Crown.
I am sure you all know the story, especially my grand American readers, but I cannot leave this history without directing you to a story of valour and resistance in the face of impossible odds. I believe this is our template for the coming final battle to defeat evil in all its guises. Hat Tip, Jim Quinn at TBP: (ZH thought it so good they published it): https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/quinn-rise-rebellion-fourth-turning-perspective
INFLATION WATCH: Britain's CPI inflation rate for April has disappointed the pundits coming in at 8.7% v forecast 8.2%. Food prices, which are super-critical to Joe Public's living costs, hardly moved at 19%. This was a natural effect because it's measured today against the same time last year when energy prices went through the roof.
However, the more rational Retail Price Index (RPI) increased to 11.4% YoY for April, [includes housing costs] so this tells a different story. Yes, I know 'statistics & lies' etc. I've seen snake-oil salesmen do a better job than the BLOB, but they are snowflake-babies in this adult play and they show their hand at the drop of a hat - giving the game away - like this:
Wait a minute – nobody is talking about Core Inflation? This is the change in the costs of goods and services but excludes food and energy prices because they are often too volatile and fluctuate over the short term. CORE INFLATION rates tell a more authentic story reflecting what consumers are truly feeling when shopping. It moved up to 6.8% from 6.2% last month and is the highest for 25 years! SHOCKING!
Core inflation is considered an indicator of underlying long-term inflation and is the preferred measure used by insiders and bankers to determine monetary policy. The public only get the delusive headline rate so politicians can sell their snake-oil. Look Out Below!
SURVIVAL MONITOR: SO WHY would I run to SOUTH AFRICA; it's mad no? After all it's a bloody war zone, their general Post Office has collapsed along with many other public services, electricity this winter is on for 16 in every 32-hour cycle (known as ‘load-shedding’), if you're lucky, and the political system is in total chaos. But wait one – in these circumstances nothing works and that's important to understand for a freedom lover and adventurer.
They have a great ID legacy system inherited from Apartheid days which doesn't work and takes a year to get even a regular SA passport renewed in Britain. After 3 trips to London (SA Consulate is in Whitehall) over a year we finally accomplished the debilitating task. In SA the cops are easily bribed with a R200 note, services take forever but there's no hurry because in Cape Town mañana is fast, and life simply goes on smoothly regardless - basking in 8 months of sun - and everyone has that self-sufficiency edge allowing them to live simply and be happy [owning little!]. “Less is more” when the sun is shining.
They say hope is not a strategy but in SA the zeitgeist is buoyant enjoyment of life that radiates a vitalising energy with a zest and gaiety of inexhaustible ‘joie de vivre’. Why should this be so given all the disasters, political, and economic? Perhaps it is emblematic of the victory of spirit over materialism; maybe the sun also has something to do with it as in the Med? Who knows? Who cares? It works for my Plan 'B'
There is strong community energy in SA which works out into self-reliance given the failure of the electrical grid and most other services. The popular mantras of: “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to it”, “You make your own luck”, and “When the going get’s tough, the tough get going” are prominent in SA. These drives match my vision of a life far away from the crippling controls and deep corruption prevailing in the 21st century Biosecurity State of Britain.
I believe SA will prosper in the end because 'less is more' actually makes weaker people strong unlike my gloomy predictions for the fracturing of a cosseted British benefit-ridden society; riven as it is by a toxic class structure and the BLOB’s Wokery Snowflakes which emerged from a 'New Elite' determined to destroy the corpse of this once Great Britain.
Always remember, you have the choice by voting with your feet and if you can walk in an elite's shoes for a mile or so, you are far enough away and you have their shoes! A fellow author captured the British zeitgeist recently; Hat Tip Matt Goodwin – it's an enlightening and enjoyable read:
NARRATIVE BATTLE: Here is the truth about Covid over the last 3 years from a real scientist, Norman Fenton, professor emeritus of risk, interviewed by Mark Steyn in April 2023. The false statistics are exposed by Mark with Prof. Fenton's actual figures and they touch on the calamitous Net Zero, 15-minute Cities, and Digital IDs.
It's all about a coordinated attack on humanity. It includes some interesting questions and answers at the end of this 18 minutes to stun and shock you.
Professor Fenton follows on in an 8 minute video (on the move in April) about the dysfunctional and corrupt MHRA – more extreme revelations:
June Raine, CEO MHRA, is part of the globalist network and here is the damning evidence of their collusion in networks paid for by BIG PHARMA! HMG - MHRA_Board_Declarations_of_Interest_March_2023_FINAL.pdf
SOURCES: https://www.zgr.net/en/wiki/dr-june-raine-wikipedia-husband-children-explored-twitter/ AND https://wikispooks.com/wiki/June_Raine
FINALLY: SOME GOOD NEWS? Regulator Ofgem has just announced that Great Britain’s energy price cap will fall from July 2023 to £2,074 pa for a typical household – a saving of more than £400 a year. The move means about 27 million households can expect a modest drop in energy bills this summer.
But wait, what the lying MSM (by omission) don't tell us is that HMG has removed the £60/mth grant from March 2023! So the poor bloody consumer is actually worse off having paid full rate for Q2 and lost £180; we will be lucky to break even for Q3 at best.
In a forecast that will alarm hard-pressed families, Cornwall Insight's’ analysts have warned they do not expect bills to return to pre-2020 levels “before the end of the decade at the earliest”.
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STOP COMPLYING!!! “You Cannot Comply Your Way Out of a Tyranny” (2 minutes)
Bravo. Am also a big fan of The Slog. John ward has been on it for years