By Philip Giraldi Strategic Culture via Truthseeker
April 23, 2020
A NEW ORWELLIAN DYSTOPIA OF MASS SURVEILLANCE
THANKS TO COVID-19
It is too early to say when or even whether the siege initiated by the coronavirus will end, but many Americans and Europeans are speculating over what kind of countries will emerge on the other side. National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, who exposed illegal spying on American citizens, recently predicted that there would be a “slide into a less liberal and less free world,” and that the surveillance systems being created to monitor the spread of the disease would become an “architecture of oppression.” Read More
Lots of conflicting conspiracy theories are afoot, according to Philip Giraldi, with the Trump administration doing its best to blame China and Russia for its own incompetence in getting to grip earlier with coronavirus.
Philip Giraldi Strategic Culture April 16, 2020
TRUMP AS PUPPET. (Picture sourced from Information Clearing House)
It is perhaps inevitable that a major health panic like the coronavirus will have political ramifications based on whether those most affected by the illness will perceive that the government performed well or poorly in the crisis. The government for its part will engage in a blame game which seeks to place responsibility for what did not go well on an outside party. Read More
China is not to blame for Coronavirus. The real culprits are Washington and London. They started the ball rolling in their desperate bid to dominate the world and survive the coming economic storms.
By Andre Vltchek Information Clearing House
March 24, 2020
Presented by Lasha Darkmoon with additional pictures and captions by way of commentary.
Also published on TRUTHSEEKER
“We did it.”
LD: That’s what the Chinese think Trump was whispering. And the author of this article clearly thinks so too. Hence his words below: “I work all over the world, and I observe all this. What I see, I do not like. Increasingly, I am fearful that what has been set in motion by Washington and London, may not end well.” [LD]Read More
“If trouble comes when you least expect it, then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.” Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Writing anything about COVID-19 at this moment is a daunting task since the situation is evolving so rapidly, and in so many different locations. Information contained in this piece could be thoroughly outpaced by transformative events by the time it reaches publication, or even by the time I finish up and click “save.” There is also a glut of information online right now, some of it reliable and fascinating, and some of it misleading and counterproductive. Everywhere there is a mixture of growing apprehension, clashing opinion, and outright confusion. Read More
Trump supporters will undoubtedly be very pleased with this article which shows their president in a most flattering light. He has at last ridden to the rescue of his people like a knight in shining armor, with free handouts all round. Only time will tell whether such extravagant generosity will not have to be paid for at a later date.
From Daniel Bates in New York The Daily Mail March 18, 2020
Donald Trump last night said he would send checks to Americans as part of a $1 trillion package to fight off the economic wreckage caused by Cornavirus. The US president plans to send out the money within weeks as senators called for handouts between $1000 and $6000 per person. Read More
By Naomi Klein Information Clearing House March 17, 2020
Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It
“This crisis could well be the catalyst to shower aid on the wealthiest interests in society, including those most responsible for our current vulnerabilities, while offering next to nothing to most workers, wiping out small family savings…” — Naomi Klein
I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster. I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality. In recent decades, that change has mainly been for the worst — but this has not always been the case. And it need not continue to be in the future.
This video (below) is about the ways the still-unfolding Covid-19 crisis is already remaking our sense of the possible. The Trump administration and other governments around the world are busily exploiting the crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is moving to repeal financial regulations that were introduced after the last major financial meltdown, as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. China, for its part, is indicating that it will relax environmental standards to stimulate its economy, which would wipe out the one major benefit the crisis has produced so far: a marked drop in that country’s lethal air pollution.
But this is not the whole story. In the United States, we have also seen organizing at the city and state levels win important victories to suspend evictions during the pandemic. Ireland has announced six weeks of emergency unemployment payments for all workers who suddenly find themselves out of work, including self-employed workers.
And despite U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claims during the recent debate that the pandemic has nothing to do with Medicare for All, many Americans are suddenly realizing that the absence of a functioning safety net exacerbates vulnerabilities to the virus on many fronts.
This crisis — like earlier ones — could well be the catalyst to shower aid on the wealthiest interests in society, including those most responsible for our current vulnerabilities, while offering next to nothing to most workers, wiping out small family savings and shuttering small businesses.
But as this video shows, many are already pushing back — and that story hasn’t been written yet.
By Jackie Mogensen Information Clearing House March 12, 2020
“The president said we’re “more prepared” than any other country. No, we’re not.”
On Wednesday night, Donald Trump announced that he would restrict travel from Europe—excluding the United Kingdom—beginning on Friday, for the next 30 days. “Anything coming from Europe to the United States is what we are discussing,” he said.
The president also attempted to reassure the country by saying the United States is “more prepared” to fight the pandemic than any other nation. “The virus will not have a chance against us,” he said.