Episode 384 – The Library of Alexandria is on Fire

by | Sep 18, 2020 | Podcasts | 39 comments

We all know the story of the Library of Alexandria, the vast repository of ancient texts that was burnt to the ground by Caesar in 48 B.C. While the story itself isn’t accurate, it speaks to us today as we face the digital book burnings that are threatening the modern-day Library of Alexandria: the internet. In this speech delivered at the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth’s Justice Rising conference on September 13, 2020, James Corbett connects the dots from that ancient story to the internet censorship of today, and outlines what we can do to fight the fire that is threatening our most important information.

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  1. Good recommendations at the conclusion for sure – I have just now added this video to my personal, local archive of Corbett’s library contributions. 🙂

  2. Another brilliant and very thought-provoking video from James. But it made me think that while “book burning” in any form is abhorrent, our goal should not be to save all knowledge and preserve and spread The Truth.

    There are many different ways of looking at information, however factual, and the real crime, in my opinion, is myth-building, the way that societies create myths of the past in order to present things in a certain way.

    One of the worst ways that they do that, in my opinion, is through education and schooling. Some types of education are excellent, but I found, through studying History at school and university, that a very skewed picture of the world was presented, simply by the types of texts that were selected for study. However my university history taught me a lot about how to research, and this is to my mind the most important thing of all – to show people how to question information and to think critically.

    Did the Nazi’s book burning help them build the kind of traditionalist society they wanted? I think it did exactly the opposite and instead made more people question the regime. Much more successful at keeping information withheld was the Church’s way of publishing its texts in Latin so that only priests and elites could read them.

  3. “Nothing more subversive than a long and objective memory.” – unknown
    “Memory as humanities sixth sense” – Mark Passio
    Thanks Corbett Report

    • Alexandre Mihanovich
      Normies Blues

      Oh this is good. Nice visuals with background quotes.

  4. fantastic comment!!!!! thank you rob!

  5. You point to Youtube (and facebook etc) as “enemy weapons info systems”. Coming closer to the nitty gritty, we see enemy controlled credit & currency systems. The ultimate global directorate are the people who key in the data appearing in US Fed Reserves Credit ledger and can change the ledger with impunity. This ledger is universally referenced as reality – the global ledger of last resort.

  6. Hey, fellow Corbetteers!

    Do any of you remember that young man who worked (I think) in the shipping department/warehouse at a large company (maybe a grocery chain)?

    He posted a short video a few months ago showing someone at the company doing temperature checks of all the employees at the entrance.

    In the early part of the video, he was in his car, I think, as he approached the employee parking lot, where he was stopped by some kind of corporate “plandemic police,” if I recall rightly.

    He couldn’t bear to be part of the scam, to watch everyone willingly giving up their right to personal sovereignty, so he quit his job.

    Anyone remember his name or where we talked about it in the comments section?

    I’m counting on one or more of your brilliant memories to come through for me — and thanks in advance!


      • mkey is on fire! with The Library of Corbett Report.
        So appropriate to this Corbett Episode 384.

      • HRS is right, mkey: You are on fire (appropriately so).

        I just knew that one of you faithful old (not age-wise, but experience-wise) standbys would find the video.

        That you found it in your emails astounds me. (Though I sometimes run across treasures in my folders, too.)

        I haven’t taken time to watch the video, because I wanted to respond to you first. I didn’t remember the fact that NicholasPeter is reachable via that Bemer Group email. After I review his video, I’ll write to him and see if it goes through. If he replies, mkey, you’re the first person I’ll tell. 🙂

        Thanks again!

  7. On Monday night cops were forced to remove Reed Bender from a Mitchell school board meeting in South Dakota because he refused to wear a mask

    Reed Render, a South Dakota man, has shown how it’s done. Hopefully, there will be some followup. Another corollary of the event is the the two cops were very uncomfortable, but still acted like order followers. dailymail’s delivery is surprisingly objective, unlike other sources for this news, like tmz.

    I initially found this on Tony Heller’s channel, but his rendition was shortened for more than a minute thus leaving out quite a bit of context. At the end of the full video you can see that, while people obviously acquiesce, it’s not 100% tacit. Too many people just obeying.

    • HRS, South Dakota? I thought that SD was the state with the really relaxed governor, who wasn’t rolling out and enforcing all the pandemic restrictions? Even if that’s true, am I to infer that the local yokels can impose whatever rules they want to?

      Anyway, I’m proud of Reed. He and the woman who was videotaping him (and who spoke afterwards, with her mask under her chin) spoke the truth. Those lame “officials” on the dais seem to love power-tripping. And yet the people in the audience are supposedly their friends and neighbors!

      The folks who sat there stupidly with their eyes lowered and their cloth diapers wrapped around their heads make me sick to my stomach.

      A close-up of divide-and-conquer in action, huh? Only they did NOT conquer Reed, even if they did manage to haul him out of the room.

      • I thought it was North Dakota that was a bit more relaxed? This appears to be school policy anyhow.

        Not only are they enforcing school policy, but they are pulling out a taser to enforce it while obviously objecting what they are doing. Cognitive dissonance extraordinaire.

      • You gotta love Reed Bender and his wife. They both exhibit empathy, yet Reed made a courageous statement.

        I grasp what the large lady was saying about the “huddle of parents” at the football game. At the game, everyone ignored the rules…because it was football.

        Zero Hedge
        Fri 9/18
        South Dakota: America’s Sweden
        (There is a 9 minute June video embedded “Gov. Noem: Lessons Learned from COVID-19” –Worth a few minutes… Great words…but her actions came up short.)

  8. We appreciate Broc adding some texture to this video.
    Visuals always help digestion.

    • FEATURE – Mr. Benny Wills

      Closing a three day event, Benny Wills delivers final thoughts on Sunday Sept 13, 2020 at “JUSTICE RISING | 9/11 IN 2020 (Big Picture Sunday)” following James Corbett’s “The Library of Alexandria is on Fire”.

      At the January 2015 Anarchapulco, Benny Wills recruited James Corbett and others to help produce a short video of Positive Propaganda for the “Joy Camp” YouTube Channel entitled “Stand Up to Cancer Causes”.
      But, alas, YouTube has censored the video because YouTube and its affiliates want to see more cancer and suffering.

      However, there is good news! The “Stand Up to Cancer Causes” video is intact at the tail end of this Corbett Report video. See James and others deliver positive propaganda.
      March 5, 2019
      Positive Propaganda? – #PropagandaWatch
      (8 1/2 minutes)

      One of my favorite Joy Camp videos is…
      Conspiracy Guy – Chemtrails
      (2 minutes)
      (Warning – A few characters may remind you of some people you know.)

      Benny Wills eventually decided to shift gears from his usual “Joy Camp” creativity. Find out more below.
      On December 13, 2017, James Corbett released…
      Interview 1333 – Benny Wills Creates Conscious Poetry
      (19 minutes)

      • Correction: The Anarchapulco event was February 24th to March 1st, 2015, (not in January 2015.)
        In 2020, Anarchapulco was in mid February. James Corbett went to both of these events.

      • Regarding James Corbett’s
        March 5, 2019
        “Positive Propaganda? – #PropagandaWatch”

        Corbett links to this 2 1/2 minute video with Jamie Foxx and actress Fran Drescher called…
        Cancer Schmancer’s “Be The Change!” Sizzle

        In past comments, a number of Corbett Report members have mentioned Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai. Dr. Shiva and Fran Drescher were once “married”.

        During this Covid era, Fran Drescher has interviewed such people as…
        Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
        (50 seconds)
        and Dr. Joseph Mercola

        The above teaser videos lead to the WEBSITE
        Cancer Schmancer – Corona Care 4 You

        And for real excitement…
        Who said to whom?
        “Are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?”

        Disco Inferno – “Are you as good in bed as you are on the dance floor?” Saturday Night Fever (1977)
        (77 seconds)

  9. I suggest that the medium on which you save information is likely to become important. When there is an “i-911″, there will be a mass destruction of information, after which the official custodians of knowledge will be the sole arbiters of”truth”. How will they destroy saved copies? Well ideas that spring immediately to mind include EMP and viruses. EMP will scramble all hard drives not stored in a layered Faraday cage; a virus which sits and waits for a particular date or signal can delete everything on a drive.
    Remember the campaign to encourage everyone to change from storing on DVDs to “The Cloud”? This included the idea that DVDs deteriorate over time, and a campaign to pressure software writers to make their programs default to save at least a copy of everything on the The Cloud.
    I don’t know what the best answer is, but I would suggest that DVDs might well be better as backup (not everyday use) than external hard drives, stored in a simple Faraday cage.
    As operating systems change you will also need a stored computer able to access it.

    • I do not trust that electronic storage of information will persist.
      Paper, still can be burned, but if secured well will last.

  10. Thanks for the spoiler to Fahrenheit 451, James! 🙂

    I still may read it, though, just because it sounds like a great story. I can’t believe I’ve never read it.

  11. Dear James

    How does one best save all this information? Books have the disadvantage of being easy victims to fire and mould, and they also take up space, but on the other hand they can simply be taken off the shelf and read.

    With a hard drive, however, one needs an apparatus in order to access or retrieve the information. With time, the contents decay. The information can be deleted by an energy or magnetic surge or corrupted by an update. As technology changes old formats can no longer be read. As an example, how can I read something I saved years ago on a huge floppy disc? One needs to have an old computer which still works. What’s the best way round these difficulties?

    Another matter: Has anyone heard recently from Andrew Gavin Marshall, a researcher from Canada who put out some good research and was also compiling ‘The People’s Book’? I think you even had him on your show. I haven’t been able to find anything new from him in quite a while and was wondering what has happened to him. Has he been disappeared?

  12. So to help preserve valuable truth-information that we encounter online, 2 babysteps that we ourselves can take, are:

    1) Save this valuable truth-information to our own harddrive
    (I use “4K Video Downloader” for downloading video’s or “Open Broadcast Software” to capture streaming or anything I can’t download directly)

    2) Upload it to different platforms
    (for example BitChute, Internet Archive, LBRY, Minds, etc)

    Maybe even a third step:
    3) check if it has been taken down on some platforms, and upload it again on as many platforms as you can

    In this way, they will never beat a decentralized movement such as ours.

    Godspeed to us all!

  13. JP of AwakenWithJP interviews Brian Rose of London Reel. I would recommend watching it, it is very interesting and entertaining. At one point in the interview Brian discusses how he was censored simultaneously by YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Dropbox, and Paypal.

    This type of censorship was discussed by Corbett in an earlier podcast when Alex Jones was taken down from all platforms simultaneously. This is so fascinating because of course it is proof that these big tech companies are working in concert. They are all talking to each other and then, like a well coordinated police raid, are basically disappearing people/content from the internet. This is horrifying. I knew this was happening, but to hear it explained again from another person’s perspective was quite informative.

    (Queued video)

    • I had watched that awhile back.
      In my opinion, I thought that JP was a bit too much obsequious.

      My poor impression of the interview could also be due to some bias of my own. I do not identify with Brian Rose of London Reel…not at all. He’s a suit. The comment section of that interview also contained a lot of criticism targeting Rose.

      There is another interview where Robert F Kennedy, Jr. interviews JP.
      During the conversation, a DYNAMIC ASPECT of Kennedy’s personality shown brightly…he is curious and interested, and genuinely so.
      It impressed me.
      However, there were times in the conversation that I thought JP was somewhat too absorbed in his own ideas. During their back-n-forth, Kennedy would lightly mention something about his own life (which I wanted to know more about), but JP hardly acknowledged it and went on about his own concepts.

      But that is just a piece of my own take of these two different conversations.

      I still enjoy and like JP a lot. And I really appreciate how he is trying to get folks to look. He has substance.

      • You know, I can totally see what you are saying. I only watched about 30 minutes of this interview so I didn’t get the full taste. At the beginning, I noticed that JP was almost telling Rose how Rose felt. It seemed a bit presumptuous or imposing.

        And with Rose, I noticed that he didn’t want to question, at least in a recorded interview, why the tech giants censored him. I think that is the crucial question. He also covered any speculations he may have had with the line about not being a “conspiracy theorist.” However, I still think it is instructive to see the de-platforming of alternative points of view. Very dangerous.

        I’ll have to check out that Kennedy interview. I like him.

        • “I still think it is instructive to see the de-platforming of alternative points of view.”

          Man! No kidding.
          Like you, I love getting information and different perspectives.

          And…the acceleration of world events with this Covid Era has really been (and still is) an accelerated learning experience for me. I evolve.

          On another note…
          I gotta really commend you.
          I love seeing your posts.
          You are so good at giving a description or excerpts or transcripts which make it easy to quickly grasp what is in the link.
          I’m sure that I am not the only one who appreciates it.

          • Thank you! I really truly appreciate that. Especially coming from you.

            That is how I like to view information so I figured I would try to present it to others that way as well. Partly it is also to leave a well defined documentation trail so this information can be found later on when another piece of information connects to it.

    • It was good!
      Aaron brought up some very important points, especially the aspects of Centralized control by the system.

      When Technocrats control information, only a normie will say, “This will turn out well.”

  14. The psychology of totalitarianism – A book for burning? (Part 1)

    Mattias Desmet

    “On January 25, 2023, Ghent University banned the use of my book The Psychology of Totalitarianism in the course “Critique of Society and Culture”. That happened in the aftermath of a media storm that erupted in September 2022 following my interviews with Tucker Carlson and Alex Jones. I already wrote about that in a previous Substack essay.”

    “This procedure against me, which eventually led to the banning of my book in January 2023, is quite complex. It reads a bit like Franz Kafka. Several councils and committees were involved and it is not easy to describe this bureaucratic tangle in a way that does not become utterly boring. I’m going to try it anyway on a later occasion, but first I’m going to focus on the capstone of the logic of the process.”

    Full article:


  15. Hello James. Since today I am again a member of your magnificent Report. I follow you since around 2010. It started, of course, with 9/11 and the late David Ray Griffin.
    My expertise is very different: chant and musical notation in its many manifestations (especially medieval neumes and Braille music). There also, however, as in science in general, the truth is of utmost importance. That’s my basic link with your Report: truth. Unfortunately, also in chant research, corruption seems to have found its way.
    Thinking about this corruption it is important to study the history of chant. Then you have to form an opinion about the fourth century when Constantine the Great promoted the Creed for christian belief. Amazingly enough it was you who pointed me to the censorship and propaganda of that period, which still has a large influence on the world’s population.
    Lately I have been reading Catherine Nixey’s study about the destruction of the classical world through christianity. Since the sixties of the twentieth century it is clear that christianity has lost its overall importance. Organisations like the Club of Rome, the World Economic Forum and others have taken over their Great Narrative.
    On my website I basically put information about my publications and recordings of chant. But at “tv” and “column” I somtimes share my views on conspiracy realism: http://www.gregoriana.nl/

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