Breaking the News: How the First Media Moguls Shaped History

10/11/202166 Comments

I'm sure you're familiar with the old adage that "you are what you eat." Well, here's a similarly important observation that you probably weren't told as a child: you are what you read. Or, to put it in terms that the "Netflix and chill" generation can understand: you are what you watch.

This should be a pretty obvious insight. Why do you think one of Jeff Bezos' first moves in his quest to become the real-life embodiment of a comic book supervillain was to buy The Washington Post? It's sometimes said that money is power, but Bezos' purchase of WaPo shows that owning a major press outlet is a way to leverage that power and stretch those dollars even further. Indeed, as I observed in How to Save the World (in One Easy Step!), narrative—the ability to shape people's understanding of the world through story—is the most powerful weapon in the world. It should go without saying that owning a major media entity is the most effective way of wielding that weapon.

I say "it should go without saying" because the history of mass media is the history of rich and powerful people trying to shape entire nations' understanding of the world. But, as usual, this is the type of history that is not taught in schools, so it's entirely possible that my observation in fact does not go without saying.

So today let's examine the story of some of the early media moguls and the effect that their control of the press had in shaping the history of the world in the 20th century. . . .

In preparation for James Corbett's upcoming course on The History of the Media, you won't want to miss this week's edition of The Corbett Report Subscriber on the media moguls and press barons who helped control public discourse and frame public debate in the past century. Also, Corbett Report members can log in here for discounts on my upcoming course at Renegade University and a coupon code for 25% off Corbett Report DVDs at the new New World Next Week shop.

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  1. nosoapradio says:

    Boy do I regret not being able to follow the Media seminar…

    Marjin Poels (recommended viewing)! He did another great documentary called “The Uncertainty has Settled” that I’d posted on these boards some …3 years back. Excited now to see this one!

    Hamsterwheel!

  2. Hare says:

    I also regret not being able to join the Media Seminar. Is it possible to make them available for viewing at a later date, perhaps on archive?

    The article is a nice introduction on the background of big media. Makes for good talking points when someone says “But, the NYT is a well-respected source”. It would be also nice to find out who is presently directing these enterprises showing any (un)suprising connections they may have.

  3. robert.t says:

    Media-saturated Australians are suddenly being treated to “freedom” stories. This morning, it’s okay for Murdoch to feature a likeable yobbo clutching a beer in a pub while a matey barber gives him a much-needed haircut. He’s a good bloke! The barber is a good bloke! No bloody masks on this lot! Just good blokes having a beer and a chuckle! And we won’t forget those unmasked Aussie chicks showing a bit of flesh for the new season. They’re good blokes too!

    A few days ago such scenes would have brought outrage and demands for prosecution. But they were never going to do lockdown through an Australian summer. So a lever has been pulled and we’re suddenly a bunch of lovable beer-swilling yobs again, ready to dive back into work and mateship and surf and bbqs and…

    Never mind, the same Murdoch press – even though it keeps a few climate skeptics in the dinosaur section of its stable – is now pushing hard for…Net Zero! “Putting Australia on a path to a Net Zero future that will benefit the environment, our economy, and save households money.” (I guess a market in a fragment of thin air will be good for someone’s economy.)

    That’s the thing about Rupert Murdoch. He doesn’t muck about. He knows you can turn the public mind on a sixpence. The Guardian and “our” ABC will still be pearl-clutching over COVID while Rupert will first in with the big climate horrors of 2021.

    • GordonDexter says:

      Spot on, robert. t! So well written that I feel like asking your permission to use it as the opening for his next home made movie project. If only we had the time and budget to just go ahead and do it. Of course, because we are always one step behind the puppet theatre of political reality, by the time he finishes the next thrilling instalment, it will be too late for the message that came just a bit too late to make a difference. Nevertheless …

      https://rumble.com/vna4oh-fear-and-loathing-in-los-alamos-2021.html

    • openlens says:

      Thank you. Powerfully composed. Bullseye. I hope it makes it to the front page, somehow…

  4. LastHumanist says:

    I recently saw the ageing establishment left gatekeeper Noam Chomsky reaffirm that he still reads and praises the New York Times.

  5. czu says:

    Whoever controls the media controls the mind

    jim morrison

  6. hth says:

    Hey James, could you give your opinion on the change that has happened to Fox News lately? They have started reporting on teachers being framed as domestic terrorists, speaking in favor of whistle blowers etc. I don’t know what to make of it, thanks.

    -Julian

    • LastHumanist says:

      No change has happened to Fox News.

      Murdoch is still in the same money power business of playing his part in the partisan illusion of left and right.

      This round, the right will pretend to care about the little guy after the left had taken that role for decades.

      Is this change? No. Not in any relevant way. It’s an illusion to distract you from Hegel’s dialectics. An illusion to prevent you from seeing who funded the Bolsheviks and the Nazis.

      • TruthSeeker says:

        The fact that FOX might spew a little truth now an then is just a way of getting people like me in trouble for saying that they are 100% Bull shit. Indeed, they are not 100% Bullshit, but don’t let them suck you in anyway.

      • hth says:

        That’s what i thought.

        It’s interesting though, when i went on YouTube the other day, i got recommended those reports, so i guess GooTube is trying to sway sceptics over to the MSM partisan olympics.

        Thanks for the reply.

    • beaconterraone says:

      Effective controlled “opposition” must gain and hold the attention of the marks. Fox “News” provides an additional narrow scope of “truth” not addressed by the leftist liesmedia. Yet Fox “News” still pushes the overall narrative, including the “vaccines” and “monoclonal antibodies.”

      Half-truths are far more dangerous than outright lies.

      Fox “News” is just the “extreme right” of the Overton Window; that current spectrum of permissible “thought” and expression, of course, being what was called “extreme left to hard left” in the 1960s.

  7. openlens says:

    to James Corbett and all: Before I read this, I want to share something I’ve been mentioning…found it.
    There are many statements in this quote which apply, as you will see. This quote is from Michel Foucault, “Abnormal: Lectures at the College de France, 1974,’75; pg. 47

    “You know that there is an extremely interesting body of literature in which the plague appears as the moment of panic and confusion in which individuals, threatened by visitations of death, abandon their identities, throw off their masks, forget their status, and abandon themselves to the great debauchery of those who know they are going to die.
    There is a literature of plague which is a literature of the decomposition of individuality; a kind of orgiastic dream in which plague is the moment when individuals come apart and when the law is forgotten. As soon as plague breaks out, the town’s forms of lawfulness disappear. Plague overcomes the law as it overcomes the body. Such at least is the literary dream of the plague.
    But you can see that there was another dream of the plague: a political dream in which the plague is rather the marvelous moment when political power is exercised to the full. Plague is the moment when the spatial partitioning of a population is taken to its extreme point, where dangerous communications, disorderly communities, and forbidden contacts can no longer appear. The moment of the plague is one of an exhaustive sectioning of the population by political power, the capillary ramifications of which reach the grain of individuals themselves, their time, habit, localization, and bodies. Perhaps plague brings with it the literary or theatrical dream of the great orgiastic moment. But plague also brings the political dream of an exhaustive, unobstructed power that is completely transparent to its object and exercised to the full. You can see that there is a connection between the dream of a military and the dream of a plague stricken society.”

    I have been posting this for 18 mos.So, it’s been curious to me to see how “surprised” folks, who could know ,can be.

    • Fact Checker says:

      Well that is some superb stuff from Foucault right there!

      I suspect that the former scenario he describes, the “orgiastic” plague dream is what would happen, or has happened, in times of an actual plague, where the evidence of the hazard is empirically evident. When the masses of people actually see that their lives are imminently precarious, they reprioritize and reevaluate, drop pretenses, and live how they would want to live while they have the chance.

      On the other hand, in the latter scenario of the “political” plague dream is what is happening now, because we are experiencing a “plague” that is entirely imaginary, fed only by the aspirational political vision of what “should” happen in a plague. Rather than abandon or shed their pretenses, people are all clinging all the more tenaciously to their masked social roles, because they sense (only on a repressed animal level) that the real threat isn’t some random “germ,” but is instead the social structure itself, threatening them not with “illness” but with reprisal and privation. Therefore, you have (for instance) the absurdist phenomenon of people pretending to enjoy “fine dining” while their servers are wearing abominable black masks, insisting that the patrons perform prison-like compliance rituals! And entire courtrooms of lawyers, judges, jurors “going through the motions” of tedious and trivial trials and hearings about obscure and petty quarrels, all casually wearing ridiculous surgical masks and absently rubbing potions on their hands to ward off the ill spirits.

      Rather than letting go of the pretensions and affectations of “normalcy,” they double down, while laboring under the inhuman dictates of the Phantom Menace. (That’s how you know on some level, they don’t really believe in the “threat” the TeeVee is giving them.)

      • openlens says:

        Foucault had exhaustively studied the plague in Europe, that’s why he was able to make these observations and connections.
        It’s amazing, isn’t it, that he mentioned masks? I’ve been shouting out for 18 months that folks have been wearing masks all along. And yes, in a way, by wearing the physical masks, they’ve somehow shed their masks of status and privilege…as the elite show projects…”we’re all in this together”. I think it was during the Reagan years that I wondered deeply why people were so taken with the notion of disaster on a massive scale, all dying together…and I figured that they feel so alone already and are absolutely terrified of dying alone. Now, I also know there is a collective memory of planetary disaster, this is well documented and backed up in The Thunderbolts’ Project “Symbols of An Alien Sky”, and associated compilations there.

        Wanna have a lot of fun? I’m just sent things by spirit, just run into them. Great read is a special edition of the Whole Earth Catalogue called “Fringes of Reason”. It’s about all the end-of-world cults.
        Another curious one which I only read a bit of was “Mass Dreams of the Future”.

        Part of the masses doubling down involves what a journalist stated clearly at the start: A popular lie will win out over an unpopular truth. The cult of personalities, popularity, is one of the tools of deception and control. Hero worship in all its guises.
        What Foucault was pointing out in one way was how easily connected these two dreams are. Dark Journalist was clued into the military nature of all this from the beginning. I was also, as I had a good friend who had done 8 yrs. in Air Force recently in broadcasting, also lugging body-bags in Iraq. When we discussed this early on, he admitted that the military style is two moves forward, one move back.
        Exactly how the body births. They don’t know anything they don’t take from us. They are enacting the books they inspired others to write, but they couldn’t have writ them. They need the host.

      • openlens says:

        La Dance Macabre

        • LastHumanist says:

          Albert Camus, La Peste.

          • nosoapradio says:

            Thanks for mentioning this work. As I must soon jump into the hamsterwheel, I exceptionally went for the Cliff Notes (another person’s interpretation and analysis of the work, instead of my own) and reading this exposé was, in fact, mightily edifying.

            The parallels, the incredible insight are formidably striking! (yes I know I go way overboard with adverbs but…)

            I started underlining passages to post here but there were just too many.

            Today’s predicament is anything but new, the lessons learned and discarded and relearned… then ignored as soon as all appears well.

            https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/p/the-plague/summary-and-analysis/part-1

            I’ll simply post the first sentence that struck me, appearing early on in the analysis, which is not necessarily the most striking or insightful but, as a token:

            “…the decay of the rats’ bodies is seen as the only danger. That the rats themselves mean something more serious is ignored by the general population…

            Does the full apprehension of absurdity bring one closer to godliness, to that which is beyond reason…? Perhaps the existentialists are not as materialistic as they appear to be?

            • openlens says:

              As in “fools rush in where angels dare not go”?

              The Fool..is the fool closer to truth because the fool has no agenda?
              That’s what Don Juan answered when asked why Eligio was the perfect apprentice, when he didn’t even care to be. Precisely why, answered the teacher, he has no designs on power.

              Knowing that Foucault went to Jesuit school, was born into upper middle class Paris society, and that he was one of the first victims of “AIDS” suggests he was somewhat dangerous to the elite. Foucault was also a male-oriented sadist. Not hard to see that influence in his background.
              He does mention in one writing that he takes great pains and great pleasure in writing well, and some of his early works are simply flight material, the writing is goosebump stuff. He occasionally made veiled references to the practices of the elite, I found a couple, very subtle.
              Reading Birth of The Clinic also is very illuminating re: our current time. In here, he shows the progression of modern medicine into the gaze of fixed, unmoving death. How through the clinic, the medical gaze became fixated on death.
              I think that labeling Foucault as an existentialist is wrong, purposely wrong. Foucault’s core investigative perspective was to focus on practices, not ideology. Foucault repeatedly insisted on the primacy of practice over ideology.

          • nosoapradio says:

            Actually, I’d always operated under the (probably erroneous) assumption that the Existentialists rejected any possibility of the divine and embraced Absurdity as an end in and of itself.

            But perhaps embracing Absurdity was a means of approaching the Sacred?

      • openlens says:

        I was thinking deeply about this last night. Is not the military dream itself an orgiastic dream of death?
        The core military practice is war, which provides the orgy on the blood- drenched table of the battlefield.

        It seems to me that the only ones who glorify war are those who don’t participate, and those who profit, both glad for someone else to die for them and their profit and power.

  8. openlens says:

    Thanks for the superhero laugh. Have you been hobnobbing with the feminists who straightened out Iceland’s financial crisis, James?
    One thought in midst of this article: It would be nice to also have a history of the media persons who at least attempted to turn it around. I haven’t done any research on this, but I’ll bet Gerry Mander is not the first.

    Great journalism here, incisive writing. I find it interesting to be able to view these photographs, thanks for this. I look at the eyes one at a time, one side of the face at a time, learned this years ago. The left eye takes in, the right eye puts out. I found in the photos of both Hearst and Paley that harm was coming in, and was then astounded to read in your first line that “Paley, like Hearst….”

    Going on the the article on critics. Foucault had some interesting things to say about critique, how at base it assumes a remainder of meaning beyond what is stated.

  9. openlens says:

    The “expertise” of “experts” can be well studied in Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English’s classic “For Her Own Good: Two centuries of experts’ advice to women. ”
    I’ve been pointing out all through the recent years of vaccine exposes that the shock and awe of the more privileged classes is at core a “they can’t do this to US” belief, as it’s been done historically to the “lower” “classes”. Caste, binary dualism.
    In any case, the jjust the title “An Aristocracy of Critics” puts us in the land of double think and newspeak!! What it claims to be its subjects….ideas, power, personalities (hero worship ad nauseum) reads like a sampler of what was referred to as the abstract masculinity of market man: Money, Sex, Power.

    And so the Fear and Loathing video cuts off for me repeatedly at 9:02, at the punch. Do men still believe that punching some big daddy in charge of it all will solve everything? No wonder……

    When I read the synopsis of Headwinds…all I could think, all I can say, is Ouch! KInda weird the thought synthesis going on during this powerful Mercury retro in its sign of exaltation, Virgo. I’ve been singing/composing a new song all week, “It’s a Great Big Goes Around Comes Around World. ”
    See what I mean?

    James…I would be thrilled for an interview between you and Daniel Litsz of Dark Journalist (hope I spelled his name correctly?). That would be awesome, 3 hrs. is not unusual for him.

    It would also be interesting to know who these media moguls family’s of origin were also, those connections farther back. The two of you at once would be epic and make big waves.
    Thanks for all your work.

  10. MagicBullet says:

    Monopoly: Great New Info Doc

    Who owns what and other crucial media information that puts things that seem unconnected on the same page:
    https://tinyurl.com/czvsux7p

  11. El_Fiero says:

    Sup folks?

    A great read on the topic:

    – Manufacturing Consent – The Political Economy of the Mass Media – by
    Edward S. Herman

    We are sharing it on the most resilient bit torrent site of the galaxy.

    Peace

  12. HomeRemedySupply says:

    I had to look up this word:

    Apocryphal(of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.

    synonyms: fictitious, made-up, untrue, fabricated, false, spurious, imaginary, mythical, legendary, dubious, doubtful, debatable, questionable, unverified, unauthenticated, unsubstantiated, unsupported

    • openlens says:

      thanks!! I didn’t know that meant that.

    • bleak says:

      Greek apo “from, away from; after; in descent from,” Latin ab “away from, from,” Gothic af, Old English of “away from.”

      Apocrypha is plural, apocryphon is singular.

      Hidden, secret, not part of the canon, away from the ordinary…

      The Zohar is an apocryphal work of Torah sod.

      or

      The dictionary definition of “apocryphal” is apocryphal.

      Of course.

  13. TruthSeeker says:

    Main Stream media only effects you if you actually read it, or listen to it, or if others do. Oh, so maybe it is a problem, eh!

    • beaconterraone says:

      We “who can see” live inside two realities/”realities”:

      1) the reality that actually exists, that can be personally seen, felt, heard, smelled, and, less commonly, tasted.

      2) the “reality” that exists amongst the population which has been generated by the media, “entertainment” and liesmedia, along with “education” and social institutions like 501(c)(3) “churches” and related.

      COVID-19(84) has shown us so, so clearly that the gullibility, the corruption, the pathology of the masses will directly affect us no matter how much we “pull the plug.” And as society’s Overton Window moves farther and farther left, away from actually-existing reality towards a world of “I identify as” and “truth is whatever I want it to be,” those of us grounded in actually-existing reality will be perceived more and more as “insane” and, rapidly, “dangerous.” Expect a new Kristallnacht for we “anti-vaxxers” soon.

      “Mainstream” media can’t be allowed to continue if humanity wants to continue.

  14. beaconterraone says:

    Adam Curtis’ The Century of the Self is a key work in understanding how the media creates the synthetic “reality” most people live in. That it was produced by a “mainstream” outlet like BBC Two makes it a big plus for so-called “normies.”

  15. Ukdavec says:

    DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS from Citi – mega report on following topics

    An Unprecedented Time for Innovative Companies
    3D Architecture in Semiconductors
    Alternative Proteins
    Ammonia Propulsion in Jet Engines
    De-Polymerizing Plastics
    Carbon Capture and the Alchemy of Air
    mRNA Vaccines
    Meet Me at the Metaverse Mall
    Non-Fungible Tokens
    Can Psychedelic Drugs Cure the Mental Health Crisis?
    Travel of the Future

    PDF here

    https://ir.citi.com/gps/tvEpCpFkdRxl34D0ETSvr5Q0hPcDucl3AVkEfDyFnJaqa3xWbNNggnwKH3F_yHmbBOL-3vfoJdO2TjsPYtsFlBnBHPzQOVdL

    • beaconterraone says:

      Interesting and enlightening, thanks!

      Of course, that’s just more technocracy – “technology and science will solve ALL of our problems” – but it’s important to understand how “they” are thinking and what they plan to do with what is now possible.

  16. openlens says:

    I was thinking deeply about this last night. Is not the military dream itself an orgiastic dream of death?
    The core military practice is war, which provides the orgy on the blood- drenched table of the battlefield.

    It seems to me that the only ones who glorify war are those who don’t participate, and those who profit, both glad for someone else to die for them and their profit and power.

  17. openlens says:

    Mr. Corbett, Media studies are done in the colleges and universities. Sut Jhally , professor of media studies at Univ Of Mass., Berkshires, has done excellent work which can be viewed somewhat online, and his own film “Codes of Gender” is outrageously compact and hard hitting.

    A few years ago in Nepal I began to read Susan Sontag’s “On Photography”in a cafe I found it in, and was so blown away I immediately began to copy sections, and started exclaiming about it to the young woman who had introduced herself to me and sat down. She told me she had just done her degree Thesis at University in Ireland on Susan Sontag.
    So, no, media studies are not absent at all. I had a prof who made us watch the most brutal documentaries of Spanish films, as well as other very hard hitting material. As well as incisive courses in manga, theatre, film, etc.

    I seriously do not understand this bandwagon of thrashing education. Most of us have already been exposed to more lies than an elephant could swallow by the time we learn to speak. Lies in education are valuable, they teach one how to recognize and dissemble lies. It’s like when they took all the fun toys out of the playground, the ones you could get hurt on if you didn’t deal,learn, grow, as in life.
    Don’t ever tell the children a lie! I wish!!

    If you raise a child forcing them to eat everything you serve them on that plate, whether it suits them or not, you’ve trained a human to eat lies.

    How could we recognize lies if we never heard one? It would be an ungrasped concept.

    Let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater. A classical liberal arts education is modeled upon and based on the seven visible and felt planets.
    After more than thirty years inquiry into astronomy/astrology, I predict those planets aren’t going anywhere soon.

  18. Ukdavec says:

    EU Energy Crisis – The Green Agenda or How This Energy Crisis is Different from All Others

    Good read from Engdahl

    https://journal-neo.org/2021/10/11/the-green-agenda-or-how-this-energy-crisis-is-different-from-all-others/

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      QUOTE: “The crisis was entirely predictable.”

      This October 11th F. William Engdahl article
      “The Green Agenda or How This Energy Crisis is Different from All Others” is an excellent read.
      — He covers many aspects very well. For example:
      …What few understand is how today’s Green energy markets are rigged to benefit speculators like hedge funds or investors like BlackRock or Deutsche Bank and penalize energy consumers. The headline prices for natural gas traded in Europe, the Dutch TTF futures contract, is sold by the London-based ICE Exchange. It speculates on what future wholesale natural gas prices in the EU will be in one, two or three months hence. The ICE is backed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Société Générale among others. The market is in what are called gas futures contracts or derivatives.

      Banks or others can speculate for pennies on the dollar, and when news broke on how low EU gas storage for the coming winter were, financial sharks went on a feeding frenzy. By early October futures prices for Dutch TTF gas had exploded by an unprecedented 300% in only days. Since February it is far worse, as a standard LNG cargo of 3.4 trillion BTU (British Thermal Units) now costs $100-120 million, while at the end of February its cost was less than $20 million. That’s a 500-600% rise in seven months….

      — The following INSANITY was new to me! …
      …The diabolical way EU electricity costs are computed, allegedly to encourage inefficient solar and wind and discourage conventional sources, is that, as French energy analyst Antonio Haya put it,
      “the most expensive plant of those needed to cover demand (marginal plant) sets the price for each hour of production for all the production matched in the auction.”
      So today’s natural gas price sets the price for essentially zero cost hydro-electric electricity. Given the soaring price for natural gas, that is defining EU electricity costs. It’s a diabolical pricing architecture that benefits speculators and destroys consumers, including households and industry….

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~
      I want to BUMP this 18 minute video
      The Truth About Renewables
      https://www.corbettreport.com/nwnw20210909/#comment-117645

      It is time well spent.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        I’m recalling that November 2016 Forbes article written by Ida Auken on behalf of the World Economic Forum.
        Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better
        https://archive.is/h8U1J
        https://www.forbes.com/sites/worldeconomicforum/2016/11/10/shopping-i-cant-really-remember-what-that-is-or-how-differently-well-live-in-2030/?sh=fe2958617350

        [Hat tip to MagicBullet
        https://www.corbettreport.com/greatreset/#comment-95738 ]
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Energy Journalist Irina Slav writes about proposed policy plans:
        The plan that the authors of the report outline starts with moving to a 100-percent reliance on electricity as a source of energy…
        …Naturally, critics would be quick to point out that a complete reliance on one form of energy may not be particularly smart, for which there is more than enough evidence from the fossil fuel era. Still, one of the tenets of the absolute-zero plan is an economy 100 percent powered by electricity generated by renewable sources…

        …the report prescribes that the UK must reduce its energy consumption—and reduce it substantially—in order for the absolute zero plan to work…

        “we’ll only have to cut our use of energy to 60% of today’s levels,” the authors wrote. “We can achieve this with incremental changes to the way we use energy…”

        …Making people buy certain products and not others would be difficult, but the UK government has already signaled it was ready to remove the option of choice to hit its climate targets…

        …They will also have time to get used to the idea of beef and lamb disappearing from supermarkets because, according to the authors of the report, eating ruminants contributes unacceptably high levels of emissions to the global total…

        …While far from impossible, these changes are contingent on the goodwill of enough people—or on several successive governments’ willingness to prescribe behaviors through bans….

        Read much more at this ENERGY CLIMATE CHANGE SUB-THREAD
        https://www.corbettreport.com/october-open-thread-2/#comment-119562

      • Jed says:

        BUMP “The Truth About Renewables”
        The 60s & 70s propaganda machine did a great job on vilifying nuclear energy. Ed (the shithead) Barneys was alive when that happened, he may have even worked on that mind-melt himself.
        I wonder when there’ll be enough solar and wind farms erected to supply power to five hundred million people. That’s the population promise on those Georgia stones. Those financial forecasters weren’t figuring on an14 out of 15 reduction of the planet’s population, the vaxFactor.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        [Some aspects presented in this article are above my pay grade.]

        October 13, 2021
        “Here is The Hidden $150 Trillion Agenda Behind The “Crusade” Against Climate Change” – Zero Hedge re: Bank of America Report (114 pages)
        [GRAPHICS]
        https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/here-hidden-150-trillion-agenda-behind-crusade-against-climate-change

        EXCERPTS
        …- and while it is handy to have a centralized compendium of the data, a 5 minute google search can provide all the answers that are “accepted” dogma by the green lobby.

        But while we don’t care about the charts, the cheat sheets, or the propaganda, what we were interested in was the bottom line – how much would this green utopia cost, because if the “net zero”, “ESG”, “green” narrative is pushed so hard 24/7, you know it will cost a lot.

        Turns out it does. A lot, lot.

        Responding rhetorically to the key question, “how much will it cost?”, BofA cuts to the case and writes $150 trillion over 30 years – some $5 trillion in annual investments – amounting to twice current global GDP!

        At this point the report gets good because since it has to be taken seriously, it has to also be at least superficially objective. And here, the details behind the numbers, do we finally learn why the net zero lobby is so intent on pushing this green utopia –
        simple answer:
        because it provides an endless stream of taxpayer and debt-funded “investments” which in turn need a just as constant degree of debt monetization by central banks.

        …BNEF has a higher estimate that the total investment needed for energy supply and infrastructure could be as high as $173tn through 2050, or up to $5.8tn annually, which is nearly three times the amount invested on an annual basis today…

        …- BoA QUOTE – … But it can be done, with technology, economy, markets and ESG joining forces. Exponential cost reductions in wind, solar and batteries technologies have made renewables the cheapest form of energy in areas producing >90% of global electricity. Market appetite is chipping in too. Labelled bonds and loans jumped to > $3tn this year, with $3 in every $10 of flows into global equities going into ESG, which will support climate-friendly investments, as well as funding new ones needed to further decarbonize our planet like green mining, green hydrogen or carbon capture. END QUOTE…

        …So if it sounds like “the crusade against climate change” is one giant con game meant to enrich a handful of kleptocrats…it’s because that’s precisely what it is…

        …If that sounds scarier than any religion in human history, it’s because it is.

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        [Here we go again…]

        Wed Oct 13, 2021 – Yahoo News
        England receives climate change warning: ‘Adapt or die’
        https://archive.is/s7Z3N
        EXCERPTS
        A dire report released Wednesday by the United Kingdom’s Environment Agency warns that the ravages of climate change have already begun and will force the country to quickly adapt.

        “It is adapt or die,” Emma Howard Boyd, the head of the agency, said in a statement. “While mitigation might save the planet, it is adaptation, preparing for climate shocks, that will save millions of lives.”..

        …By the 2050s, the report states, sea level will rise by as much as 9 inches in London. Three decades later it will have risen by nearly 18 inches there, resulting in widespread, regular flooding.

        Titled “Living Better With a Changing Climate,” the report, mandated by the British government, focuses on how the country will need to adapt to the impacts of global warming. With global carbon emissions continuing to reach new highs, the report does not downplay its grim findings or understate the importance of the forthcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland….

  19. deadseason says:

    Humans are malleable and gullible. It is amazing what they will accept over time and even more so that they will insistently sustain the practices that will entail their demise. A good writing on that is here – https://jossothoth.substack.com/p/you-are-the-reason-they-are-laughing

  20. HomeRemedySupply says:

    – Media –

    Oct 13th
    Injunction Ruling Against YouTube/Google Censorship! Removal Of Lockdown-Critical Videos “Illegal”
    https://notrickszone.com/2021/10/13/injunction-ruling-against-youtube-google-censorship-removal-of-lockdown-critical-videos-illegal/

    YouTube suffered a major legal blow earlier this week on censorship. It’s a huge victory for free speech and the democratic right to open, unobstructed discussion on online platforms.

    “Violate our guidelines” is no adequate basis… “must be more specific”
    A group of government and lockdown-critical German actors, performers and artists of the action #allesaufdentisch (everything on the table) scored a major win in a Cologne-Germany court against YouTube!

    YouTube gets taken to court, and loses!
    Yesterday we reported here how YouTube had removed videos posted by prominent German actors who criticized the German government in what appeared to targeted censorship of legitimate views. But the prominent group of actors and artists refused to stand silent and took legal action against YouTube, a platform owned by mighty Google.

    Represented by Hamburg attorney Joachim Steinhoefel, the case was taken to a regional court in Cologne.
    Deletion of the videos “illegal”
    “The Cologne Regional Court issued an injunction, ruling that YouTube’s deletion of the videos was illegal,” reported Bild, which has a copy of the court order. “According to the court, the deletion of the videos in which the artists interviewed Leipzig mathematics professor Stephan Luckhaus (68) and neurobiologist Gerald Hüther (70) was ‘unjustified’.”

    The court found that YouTube citing the content “violate our guidelines on medical misinformation” is an adequate basis for deletion and that the platform must be more specific.
    “Far too vague”
    Especially problematic: “claims about vaccinations against Covid-19 that contradict the consensus expert opinion of local health authorities or the World Health Organization (WHO).”
    According to the Cologne Court, YouTube’s was “far too vague”….

  21. HomeRemedySupply says:

    — AUSTRALIA —

    This applies to just about any adult…
    Australia’s Northern Territory imposes the strictest vaccine mandate in the world.
    Those who don’t comply by Nov. 13 will be fined $5,000.

    (100 seconds)
    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1448316889063624708

    Wed. October 13, 2021 – Activist Post
    [A whole series of separate incidents and articles]
    From the Streets of Victoria, Australia:
    “We Are Now in Deep Trouble Here … This Is a Fight for Our Souls and Our Humanity.”

    https://www.activistpost.com/2021/10/from-the-streets-of-victoria-australia-we-are-now-in-deep-trouble-here-this-is-a-fight-for-our-souls-and-our-humanity.html

    • cu.h.j says:

      That’s so cruel. I can’t believe that older lady was sprayed and assaulted by police. That officer deserves to be shot. If that were my mom, that’s what I would do.

      • cu.h.j says:

        What has gotten into these “people” in Australia and Canada? They are assaulting the elderly, like Nazis. Have they always been that way?

        I’m stunned. So far, the police in the US haven’t given people that hard of a time. I know there has been some issues, but not like that.

        To manhandle and spray an older woman is really cowardly. He needs to have some consequences.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Wed. Oct 13th
      New Zealand Forces Vaccination Mandate On All Education, Health-Care Workers
      https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/new-zealand-forces-vaccination-mandate-all-education-health-care-workers

      FULL article
      New Zealand announced late Monday that it would join the growing list of developed nations forcing workers – or at least certain workers – to choose: either accept the jab, or lose your job.

      One week after Canada adopted mandatory vaccination rules for federal workers and travelers, New Zealand has announced its own vaccine mandates for most teachers and health care workers.

      Per NZ’s Liberal-led government, doctors, nurses and other health-care workers must be fully vaxxed by Dec. 1, while everyone working in education who has contact with students must be vaccinated by Jan. 1.

      “We can’t leave anything to chance so that’s why we are making it mandatory,” said COVID Response Minister Chris Hipkins, who is also the country’s education minister.
      “Vaccination remains our strongest and most effective tool to protect against infection and disease,” Hipkins said.

      New Zealand briefly enjoyed COVID-free status after the initial global outbreak, but the country’s “drawbridge” strategy was unable to keep out the delta variant, imposing a lockdown in Auckland, the country’s largest city after confirming just a single case. As cases spread despite the tightening restrictions, the government was forced to finally abandon its “COVIDZero” strategy.

      New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said the highly transmissible delta variant had proved a “game-changer” that can’t be easily eliminated.

      As kiwis confront the new system, the Guardian is reporting that New Zealand’s epidemiology “experts” were taken by surprise when Ardern abandoned “COVIDZero”. They said they weren’t consulted about the government’s new system, which will lessen restrictions in three stages.

      “We were obviously surprised on Monday last week when the government seemed to say that we were moving away from elimination,” said prof Michael Baker, one of the country’s most prominent pandemic communicators and a member of the ministry’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory group. “A decision of that size – changing your major strategy – you’d think you would consult with [the] quite small batch of scientists and other advisers who work very hard to support the government … explaining things to the public.”

      “That was very unusual. I think the government’s done a great job generally with consultation and getting us all to at least understand the rationale for change.”
      Others insisted that the only way out for the country is full vaccination.

      Now, keep in mind, New Zealand has confirmed fewer than 5K cases and fewer than 30 deaths.

  22. HomeRemedySupply says:

    NEWS

    Oct 13
    Feds Deploy Non-Toxic Gas On Subway In Test Of Biological Attack Preparedness
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/feds-deploy-non-toxic-gas-subway-test-biological-attack-preparedness
    [LINK to NBC in article]
    — FULL article
    If you smell something strange during your next subway ride, don’t panic, it’s not a terror attack – it’s just the Feds testing out a new strategy for averting chemical and biological attacks on the country’s largest public transportation system.

    According to NBC 4 New York, the MTA, working in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and a team of researchers and city agencies, will deploy a non-toxic gas at 120 places across the city. The tests will be carried out on five days between Oct. 18 and Oct. 29.

    Most of the test sites will be above ground, including in some parks. But an unknown number of tests will be carried out below ground in subway stations across the city (exact details aren’t being released to the public).

    The public is advised: should one happen to stumble upon a test site, the gas is non-toxic and poses no public health risk.

    Although details are slim, the study is intended to simulate “the aerosol release of a biological agent in a densely populated urban environment.”

    “The study will track movement of non-toxic material and the results from these tests will be used to learn more about the relationship between airflow in street level and underground environments,” the MTA said.

    Commuters who encounter test sites will likely see teams of researchers around. The study is part of a secretive federal campaign called the Urban Threat Dispersion program. Testing has taken place in NYC before back in 2016, while cities like Washington DC and Boston have also been tested.

    • nosoapradio says:

      Terrifying.

      • LastHumanist says:

        That’s the point, isn’t it?
        I have lost all fear and hatred by now.

        No tyrant will ever escape the weight tyranny puts on all who enforce it and the eventual demise that ensues from it is inescapable as well.

        What a good life it is to be nobody instead, seeking only the agency to live a self-determined life rather than power over others.

        Is there something more dull than the power hungry lunatics and the dull world they create? It bores me terribly!

        There are a million ways they can kill the public but there is not a single way they could triumph over a nobody devoid of fear and hatred.

        • nosoapradio says:

          Yes Sir/Ma’am!

          With the cynical cultivation and wielding of deparaved and immoderate superstition, the resulting desensitization can go both ways: It can either be liberating and empowering or wear a will down into placid and obedient playdough.

          I’ll have to see how it goes with me…

          As a probable indication, it’s now back into the hamsterwheel with me.

          • LastHumanist says:

            All virtue lies in moderation, rather than excess.
            It doesn’t have to be 100% in any direction.
            I’m sure you have good reasons for running in your hamsterwheel, too.

            However, it is better to break that wheel than to be broken by it.
            Compromise in the bio-security state becomes harder with every passing day and the more the public goes along with the NWO, the less forgivable their actions become.

  23. zyxzevn says:

    Solution: Stepping Out of the Chessboard
    – Exposing Controlled Opposition (Henna Maria)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keG4TvYENaY

    In short: Anarchy
    We can not change the systems, because the systems are the problem.
    So we need to deconstruct the systems (state, etc)
    and have a basis of “natural law”. freedom, equality, clarity and openess.
    ..

    • Torus says:

      Thank you for sharing! A beautiful presentation!
      I especially liked her red-flags for identifying infiltrators. She emphasizes not to be paranoid, but aware. Listen to your intuition when judging the quality of one’s character. It ties back to James’ article last month. https://www.corbettreport.com/sunstein-won-cognitive-infiltration-of-the-alternative-media/
      The freedom movement can and will bring about powerful change. We are capable of stepping out of the system and can choose to not play the system’s game.
      The bottom line… We need to trust our instincts and intuitions as we move toward our evolution. Action and effort is key.

    • zyxzevn says:

      Why are we playing the game which rules are decided by the Elite?

      With the legal system and the elections we are just fighting
      some aspects of their rules.
      So we are following their rules to fight their rules.
      Which will never work.

      The rules can changed slightly (or temporary) to avoid too much opposition.
      And to pretend that the legal system or the election system worked.
      And sometimes people are dumped (and suicided) out of the elite’s protection.

      How can we step out of their game?

      Build a parallel society?
      We need everything. Food, housing, resources, technology, money.
      But money that is made by the bankers, is the last thing we really need.
      It is just a means of transfer of goods.

      But what they can never give are:
      friendship, help, understanding, trust, care, equality, faith, etc.
      Then these are the things a parallel society should be based on.

  24. nosoapradio says:

    So here I am sending both documentaries, Monopoly and Headwinds to a student and I discovered it’s much easier to watch Monopoly on YouTube, which seems somehow… paradoxical given the subject matter and approach. Odysee repeatedly wouldn’t open it so I looked to see if the video had been posted elsewhere and boom, there it was on YouTube. Since I didn’t want to take the risk of sending a student a link that wouldn’t open, I sent the YouTube one. Just a remark.

  25. mkey says:

    Refreshingly Honest Billionaire Says Media Purchase Will Be Used For Propaganda
    https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/80996/refreshingly-honest-billionaire-says-media-purchase-will-be-used-for.html

    In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the German publisher Axel Springer, said that Politico staffers will be required to adhere to a set of principles which include “support for a united Europe, Israel’s right to exist and a free-market economy, among others.”

    “These values are like a constitution, they apply to every employee of our company,” Mr. Döpfner told WSJ. People with a fundamental problem with any of these principles “should not work for Axel Springer, very clearly,” he said.

    I mean, how refreshing is that? How often does a billionaire corporation buy up a media property and just straightforwardly tell you they’re going to be using it to push propaganda? They even say what the propaganda will be. It makes you feel like your intelligence is being respected.

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