Joseph P Farrell – Among the many articles I received this past week about the coup (and chaos) in Saudi Arabia, this one shared by Mr. V.T. is perhaps the one that gets down to the deep fissures that are beginning to show within the desert kingdom. Certainly the Saudis are not stupid: investments have allowed them to penetrate significant portions of the media, of technology and space, and so on, but the bottom line for the kingdom is oil, money, and a form of Islam that has remained extreme, though in the latter instance, we’re seeing some (slow) signals of royally-approved change.
Here’s the article:
How Broke is the House of Saud?
The graphs, and increasing population, say it all: Continue reading “The (Out)House Of Saud: The Coup, The Oil, And The Money”
James Corbett – The 20th century was the century of oil. From farm to fork, factory to freeway, there is no aspect of our modern life that has not been shaped by the oil industry. But as the “post-carbon” era of the 21st century comes into view, there are those who see this as the end of the oiligarchy. They couldn’t be more wrong. This is the remarkable true story of the world that Big Oil is creating, and how they plan to bring it about.
At the dawn of the 20th century, a new international order was emerging. One founded on oil. And by the end of the 20th century, that order was firmly established. Heating. Transportation. Industrial power. Plastic manufacturing. Pharmaceuticals. There is no facet of modern life that is not, one way or another, dependent on oil. Continue reading “Why Big Oil Conquered the World [Audio]”
Katherine Frisk – With the recent Brexit vote and the French election next week, the refugee crisis raging across Europe needs to be fully examined. In all things and in solving all problems, we have two choices. To deal with the symptoms or to deal with the cause. Without dealing with the cause as a first priority, a cure, a solution can never be found.
The flooding of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East into western countries; the trauma, poverty and suffering; the camps which leave a lot to be desired; human trafficking and sex slavery which have resulted as byproducts; narcotics trafficking and organ trafficking; an increase in terrorist bombings as well as an increase in crime, sexual harassment and rape in Europe… the cause of this humanitarian disaster has not been addressed. Only the symptoms of social and political upheaval for people on both sides of the Mediterranean.
“Politically correct” has blinded many as to the real cause on both sides of the argument. Most Europeans are not racist bigots and most Muslims are not extremist Muslim Brotherhood Wahhabis. Those in the middle who are the majority have been buffeted on both ends for political and economic advantage that is not in their own best interest and have been caught up in a whirlpool of chaos.
Continue reading “The Refugee Crisis – Who Is To Blame?”
Makia Freeman – The fight of the Native American Indian tribes, environmentalists and the water protectors (protestors) is not over. Although the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday December 4th, 2016, that it would not be granting the DAPL easement access, there is nothing to stop the oil company from disobeying that and moving forward anyway. After all, the amount they would have to pay in fines in insignificant next to the lost revenue they are experiencing from the delay of the project. The announcement offered temporary relief, but the battle is not over. Some at the camps have stated that the announcement was propaganda to lull people into a false sense of security. You can expect Standing Rock 2017 to be just as newsworthy as Standing Rock 2016. Before going further, however, it is worth revisiting the legal facts of the Standing Rock / DAPL issue, since there was so much emotion, disinformation and confusion surrounding it.
Historical Context of DAPL: Treatment of the American Indians in the Past
First we need to understand the background. In 1851, the Laramie Treaty was struck which outlined the territorial claims of 8 American Indian tribes including the Sioux. However 11 years later in 1862, after many years of broken promises by the US Government (treaty land not honored, food and supplies not delivered as promised), a war raged between members of the Dakota nation and the US military in southern Minnesota.
Continue reading “Standing Rock 2017 will continue to be an issue”
Doreen Ann Agostino – According to Santos Bonacci and ancient Hermetic wisdom, our bodies are alchemical instruments. We have the ability to turn lead into gold. There are truths known and hidden that are so sacred and I feel like we should be learning this kind of stuff in school from early age.
We should advance kids even faster! I say this because kids really have it figured out. They know no limits. They have no conditioned limiting beliefs about money or possibilities.
It’s not some type of religion. It is esoteric truth and forbidden knowledge. I rely on my intuition a lot and everything about this information resonates with me on many levels. I encourage readers to keep an open mind and have an awareness of your inner voice as you look over the included blog post video.
Santos puts emphasis on the idea and understanding of “As above, so below.” Which if you don’t know about, you will certainly find out what it’s about if you take the time to check out some of his videos. Most of his recent ones are shockingly eye opening.
Your Body is the Holy Land
According to said source, there is a sacred secret kept from the masses. That secret is the esoteric science of physiological regeneration. Yep, you heard that right- REGENERATION. Apparently, our body has the ability to produce new blood and awaken our dormant brain cells as the ‘final product.’
Continue reading “The Sacred Secret [w/ Video]”
Charles Hugh Smith – A number of systemic, structural forces are intersecting in 2016. One is the decline of Great Power leverage.
Once a nation’s civil society–broadly speaking, the institutions of social cohesion–has been shredded so that power rests in the hands of the few, the nation becomes exquisitely vulnerable to coups and regime change.
As the seminal book Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook (1968) explained, coups are a function of the concentration of power: if political power (and by extension of that leverage, economic/financial power) has been concentrated into the hands of a few, changing governments (and indeed, entire systems of control) is greatly simplified: kill, imprison or exile this handful of insiders, and the pyramid below will be yours.
This vulnerability makes any nation run by a small clique a very tempting target to Great Powers and neighboring nations seeking to become regional powers.
Nations with diverse civil societies–by definition, societies with a tolerance for dissent and multiple circles of civil, political, religious and economic power–cannot easily be captured by coups, as power is too diversified to be consolidated in a few hours by a tiny clique or the agents of a foreign power. Continue reading “2016 Financial Theme #1: The Loss of Great Power Leverage”