New Year Open Thread (2024)

by | Jan 7, 2024 | Articles | 344 comments

Happy New Year, everyone.

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  1. Why is it virtually impossible to get the virus people (Malone, Kirsch, Nass, etc) to openly debate the no-virus people (Kaufmann, Cowan and the Baileys, etc). I know for a fact that the gauntlet has been put down multiple times, only to be met with derision, misdirection and strawmen attacks.

    Frankly, the information from the no-virus people is overwhelming and the answers given by the other side is lacking.

    I am suspicious.

    • I am also suspicious of this as well. While personally I believe there is a middle ground between the two. From my research I think viruses and bacteria and germs clearly do exist, but the way we are taught about them in schools and universities is all wrong. I don’t wholly subscribe to germ theory or terrain theory. However whatever the case may be, this split has not been helpful in the truth movement. And as James and others have pointed out, all the Wuhan lab leak stuff is a red herring. I think the current Epstein, Wolfe stuff is also a distraction.

    • Agree, haven’t seen anyone give them a really robust reply. I would also like to see someone challenge the no-virus people with the examples of viruses supposedly used for pest control, notably myxomatosis and calicivirus in rabbits. For no-virus to be correct, they would need to prove those campaigns were either simply fraudulent or the result of some direct poisoning. Always seemed a good case study to me.

      • The burden of proof is with the one making the claim. If this “pest control” works then it is up those who claim that it does work to bring the evidence.

        Anyone who would like to challenge the evidence has no obligation to bring forward alternative theories.

        It’s incredbile how many people do not understand these basic concepts.

    • Perhaps it’s just human nature. People can hold strong beliefs and opinions and when they are questioned or perceived to be attacked will defend their position. Imagine having a staunch atheist debate a staunch religious fundamentalist. Both parties may be honest people who have good intentions, both live ethical lives and have sought to do good in the world and stand up to injustice. But both are steadfast in their beliefs. One says lack of empirical proof means god does not exist and that is final. There is no direct evidence, no scientific proof whatsoever. Why is there suffering, injustice and profound evil in the world if god exists? I have no idea.

      Emotional attachment to being right or wrong can affect the ability to listen.

      The challenges to germ theory are sound with respect to direct evidence in my understanding. However, there has been very little openness to listen to what people who believe in germ theory have to say. I mean, on the one hand, it does seem that there is no direct evidence that a small particle is the sole causative agent or maybe even that it exists and yet there is anecdotal evidence of apparent contagion in many instances. Not always, but enough for people to believe that something was passed between individuals.

      Washing hands will reduce disease and this has been proven centuries ago.

      But at the same time, there are some people that don’t appear to catch diseases. They never get sick even if they don’t wash their hands. Why do some get sick and others don’t under identical conditions? I think because in a vastly complex system like the human body and the environment there are often many factors that influence health. There are processes that are barely understood, bacteria, hormones, emotions, beliefs, etc.

      But just because people don’t see eye to eye on something does not mean they cannot work together. I don’t hate everyone who holds a different opinion than me.

      In short, human beings will disagree and very few people will have identical beliefs and emotional attachment to being right is part of human nature.

      • Let’s say that IF what the no virus people say is correct, that no one has EVER been able to take fluids (snot, blood or whatever) and have injected, sprayed into noses and every other way to administer the “contagion” in all the tests that they reference, and NO ONE ever got sick… we have a problem.

        Why can’t the virus people address this issue?

        If “isolation” doesn’t actually mean isolating something from the crap soup that is made, but we are looking at remnants or dna garbage or whatever EXCEPT an isolated virus, something is amiss.

        There are many more nut-cuttin’ points that are never addressed by Malone, etc on camera, for everyone to judge for themselves.

        Seriously, this could easily be done, but they will not.

        To me, that is Telling.

        • Malone is pretty “sus” to be honest, or that he has a personal agenda, perhaps a political or economic one?? I really don’t know so won’t speculate.

          But molecular biology/biochemistry, etc. (immunology, genetics, “virology” infectious disease) are very technical/broad experimental topics that IMO can be better understood by people who have actually had lab experience. A lot of people who are discussing this don’t have this, including myself.

          What seems clear to me is that direct evidence of some virus isolation is lacking. The experiments don’t appear to meet Koch’s postulates. That was Peter Duesberg’s argument with HIV. It was a good point and an interesting book “Inventing AIDS”.

          Virus theory supporters state they have indirect evidence of virus existence. Also, contagion does seem to exist IMO. Though I found Duesberg’s hypothesis fascinating and the valid logical challenges to germ theory compelling, some conditions do seem to be transmitted via something. I’ve experienced it myself, known people who have experienced the same and treated patients in health care for conditions that appear infectious.

          But obviously people don’t always experience contagion. Some people never get sick. There seem to be other major influences involved in the process and these other factors are ignored or minimized by vaccine pushers and the medical industrial complex.

          I’m not attached to being right though. I really don’t know and what is more important to me is attack on our bodily autonomy and freedom. No one has the right to force people to take medicines or vaccines, period. They have no right to shut down the economy and lock people in their homes, etc. To me, that issue can be a point of unity, rather than who is right about the existence or lack thereof of viruses.

        • That was a strawman. Not very intelligent

            • A strawman argument is misconstruing an original argument or statement and then arguing against that rather than the original point.

              I think often it is just misunderstanding of what was said.

              I think my original comment was to answer your question:

              “Why is it virtually impossible to get the virus people (Malone, Kirsch, Nass, etc) to openly debate the no-virus people (Kaufmann, Cowan and the Baileys, etc). I know for a fact that the gauntlet has been put down multiple times, only to be met with derision, misdirection and strawmen attacks.”

              My main point was that the communication breakdown or divisiveness was not because people have bad intentions but because of human nature and attachment to being right or not wanting to be wrong.

              You then said, the “virus” people are suspicious or something like that and I agreed about Malone but perhaps not because he’s working for the government but because he wants a political career or because he works in drug development.

              My point was to point out that just because people disagree and some may even be wrong and supporting something that is false does not mean they are a bad actor, but a fallible human being. That’s all.

              I just wanted to expand on what had been said, not refuting or arguing.

              • Here is my point:

                Malone et al could easily stop the rhetoric and debate in the open. There are likely several reasons for them NOT doing so. Mainly is the fact that who is going to question what they have been taught and DONE for decades? But just because he “did” virology for decades doesn’t make it a real science.

                And its not just this ole dummy who questions this issue. Very smart people are inquiring. When such are met with derision and attitude even though every metric of the information is both titillating and strong enough to warrant so many to even consider it) well, I get suspicious.

                Add the fact that people are being banned from commenting simply because they ask this question of the virus contingent.

                Something tells me that they know to a certain extent and cannot answer the real questions the Baileys. et al pose to them.

                Its really embarrassing for them, I would think.

              • I think the debate and discussion has devolved into name calling and insults and banning and predictable animosity. I think that there may be people who want to cause strife and antagonism in people who hold opposite opinions. But some of these people may just have an attachment to their point of view being right for whatever reason. I don’t know for certain.

                I understand feeling suspicious of people who seem to ignore valid points of view or ban discussions, etc. I also think that some of these guys have done some good with opening lines of communication in the general public about freedom. Scientific discovery doesn’t happen without debate and disagreement. So, I’d love to hear a respectful debate. I’d also love to hear some opposition to the climate change narrative too.

            • My other point that was kind of vague was that I can see both points of view, the virus believers and the virus theory challengers.

              Personally, my belief is that there are diseases that can be contagious under certain conditions. I can certainly be wrong though and I’m open to other points of view. Also, even though I do think some things are contagious in certain circumstances, I do not believe the state or anyone has a right to limit another persons freedom or bodily autonomy. I also think that it is unnatural to isolate out of fear. That’s why the immune system exists to allow living things to intermingle and live life.

              • cu.h,j,
                Bravo my dear. You are talking directly to the age old question of science vs philosophy.
                Once you speak with authority you set your self up to be crucified. Fact or faith. The scientist will deny truth untill a proof can be found. A cowards way, easily bought betrayal of truth.. On the other hand a proof in faith is by far a better proof, for once you overcome matter and experience a white hot religious experience a person will know the error of matter, sin, sickness, disease and yes.. death.
                IMO, you are intelligent.

              • Thanks generalbottlewasher, quite a complement coming from you who can synthesize and explain complex ideas that do not come exclusively from intellect (in my understanding).

              • cu.h.j
                As I said your writing shows some intellect. Now some talent. Follow me here, you have hit paydirt. It’s magic. Look here and do more of this cause it is outadabox kind of thinking. You have done this brilliant thing. Try to control it,flex that funnybone. It will grow your 🦛 hippo.
                You say this,”… you who can synthesize and explain complex ideas that do not come exclusively from intellect.”
                With or without your knowledge you said the most brilliant thing.I know you to be a kind person at heart. This is open source news, so report. You can wrap your hammers and compliments in velvet. You could have said ” your”, right after the word “from” and it would have delighted me still, but you leave it open to interpretation and it delights me even more. To read that style of reporting is delightful and out of the box. As much as MBP. The news can be a real drag some days,why not spark it up a little? Hats off to you Cali.

              • generalbottlewasher

                Thanks! I think that ideas and thoughts can come from sources “outside” of an individual mind, a collective consciousness that people tap into from time to time and perhaps intellect puts them into organized ideas or words? It’s kind of interesting. When I was younger (and sharper) I didn’t perceive this collective mind or “greater/higher” mind that ideas can come from.

                I sense that you not only have a sharp intellect but also are able to tap into this “greater/higher” mind/consciousness and transcribe ideas concisely.

                I think spending time with animals and the natural world has helped me with kindness and probably in ways I cannot yet understand. Anyway, have a wonderful rest of the day!

            • I had not marked this to notify me of replies to my comment, so I apologize for such a late response. The default settings doesn’t notify me.
              My reply was foolish, as I had only read the first paragraph of your post and only skimmed the rest without reading it to understand your entire point. Thinking that you were in opposition to the terrain theory or (no virus theory) I read the first paragraph “Let’s say that IF what the no virus people say is correct, that no one has EVER been able to take fluids (snot, blood or whatever) and have injected, sprayed into noses and every other way to administer the “contagion” in all the tests that they reference, and NO ONE ever got sick… pwe have a problem.”

              And saw that “or whatever” as a strawman because there are many things that can be injected in the body that make people sick and that is actually what is done in virology. They inject a concoction of foreign tissue mixed wth a chemical soup of toxins into the bodies and into the lungs of rats and mice and make them sick with toxins, claiming it to be a virus.

              Please forgive me for not reading your entire comment and for replying in ignorance.

              I know better than to do that and I regret doing it.

              I’m sorry,


              • Scott, you are a fine example of a gentleman. If anyone says they haven’t ever done that I must say they are a lier. Words are easily used to form this reality and your words define the reality I would love to live in. Far too little of what you said goes on in this world and I’m delighted to see it here.
                On this subject of virus and no virus. History is repeating itself. There was a woman in New England a little time after the civil war who came to know the healing arts. It was her discovery in a time in our Nations history where healing was sorely needed. Her success in healing grew and interest in her discovery eventually lead to a teaching school. It became sanctioned and licensed by the state of Massachusetts for a medical practitioner College. She rightly proclaimed an understanding that matter was not the cause of disease. Shortly there after Rockefeller came on the scene with petroleum and all the monopoly of every discipline he could control. In light of this brave new world the woman insisted the College be shut down and moved into private society.
                Naming and numbering the angels on the head of a pin is a Rockefeller philosophy and divisionary. Wasting of our minds time. Man has yet to answer that age old question, are we physical or are we spiritual. The physical camp can’t determine if a virus is a toxin even if it’s toxic. The spiritual camp don’t care to question it for it is irrelevant to being and a constant detriment to happiness.
                Thank you again for being right here Scott,you add value to the world in a most non physical way.

      • Obdurate beliefs are not part of human nature but lack of capability or willingness for objective introspection.

    • I listened to a number of conversations and presentaitons from Andrew Kaufman over the past year, as well as hearing this argument presented by Tom Cowan. I think I started watching Terrain, but didn’t finish it. Still, these are highly competent and specialist individuals in the fields of medicine and, presumably, virology, too.

      I wanted to get William Ramsey of William Ramsey Investigates to look into the ‘VQ’. He has a good ‘Bioweapon Blues’ series on podcast apps I would recommend for people to check out for Covid nightmare evidence. He, to my knowledge, has not addressed the virus question debate either, however.

      I am far from an expert, of course. That’s why I pay $6 a month to Corbett so he can become an expert in things I am interested in so I do not have to do my own research. Hopefully, this occurs soon so I do not have to think and can just link to the Corbett website for the ultimate truth(s) moving forward.

      This is a good one that I did listen to and would recommend as an intro to this controversy:

      Dr. Andrew Kaufman Talks Virology and Germ Theory
      bit of an amateur hour at the beginning here, but might be informative from the Bechamp perspective, too:

      Béchamp or Pasteur? A Lost Chapter in the History of Biology

      Good-Bye Germ Theory: ending a century of medical fraud

      • Terrain theory is Flat Earth version 2.0. The primary way it functions is “convince a human” or be wrong, which is not philosophically science. The valued function of Terrain theory for they-them-those is to divide dissidents into yet smaller groups for reduced resistance to the extermination of the dissidents.

        (Psst: Kaufman is a psychiatrist.)

        • Paul, this level of ignorance is not something often encountered on Corbett Report. You obviously don’t understand the basis tenets of terrain “theory”. God bless.

          • A common tactic to both Flat Earth and Terrain theory is peer pressure.

            The tactic is especially effective in dissident groups, as members of these groups usually assign themselves a higher level of knowledge than the “NPCs” of society. When peer pressure is applied in a way to demonstrate a member may have merely and NPC level of understanding, thus are not enlightened, it can be effective for either silencing the member or converting the member to the philosophically false belief system.

            • Do you or do you not understand the basic tenets of terrain “theory”?

              • Another common tactic is to always divert away from first principles. In the cases of both Flat Earth and Terrain Theory, scientific principles must be thrown out, and the most effective way to do this is do what is commonly known as “talking past the sale”.

                In this case, no discussion on first principles of science or scientific methodology will be addressed. The goal is to move straight into discussion on, well usually just something else entirely (as in “anything but that”), in the above example it is Terrain Theory.

                This means a reader will not be thinking questions like “what is science?” “Why do we have science?” “Why did anyone ever attempt to create a scientific method?”

                (It is also of note that the above example continues the already failed attempt at using peer pressure.)

              • Interesting question. What are first principles? I’m sure philosophers have said volumes about this and the general idea is applied to many fields, perhaps inappropriately, such as to apply this idea to “social sciences”.

                In physical science it is a foundation of knowledge, or a basic “law” of how things work in a certain system.

                Here’s a link to a physics textbook if anyone is interested in looking up first principles in physics:


                Off the top of my head, I think of the first, second and third law of thermodynamics as examples.

              • The seven Hermetic principles.

                The principle of mentalism.
                The principle of correspondence.
                The principle of vibration.
                The principle of polarity.
                The principle of rhythm.
                The principle of cause and effect.
                The principle of gender.

              • @cu.h.j and mkey

                Thanks for offering those comments and thoughts.

                I`ll look into what you shared and contemplate that content before responding in full.

        • @Paul,

          I think they/them/those have used the germ/terrain debate to stoke hostility and animosity within resistance movements who may have different opinions.

          I was not aware how old the debate was, Bechamp (terrain theory) vs Pasteur (germ theory).

          I also was not aware of how entrenched “big pharma”/medical industrial complex is in the field of biological science. JC had an excellent pod cast years ago titled “Rockefeller Medicine” documenting the take over of allopathic medicine in the US.

          What these wealthy interests do is sicken the population and sell drugs and therapies as treatments for diseases that are probably related to promoting unhealthy foods/drugs and environmental poisoning. Some of these promoted foods/drugs and environmental poisons may even be causes of diseases. Although I think there is usually more than one contributing factor for disease.

          I really liked Peter Duesberg’s book “Inventing AIDS” because he documents how “virus hunters”/medical industrial complex narrowly focuses on germs as causes and drugs as cures for profit when there may in fact be other causes and/or contributing factors. He did not claim that viruses did not exist. I also believe that he may be wrong in his claims about HIV but his hypotheses were interesting nonetheless.

          My opinion is that both theories capture part of why people get sick and also that biological systems are not fully understood. Maybe I am wrong in my opinion, that contagion can occur in some circumstances, but it does seem to occur in my observation. The idea of immune system functioning to protect against illness makes sense to me as well. But I am not strongly attached to being right or wrong about it. I have never been a “germaphobe” though and have been pretty healthy.

          I think terrain is probably the most important factor in maintaining health. I don’t think individual biological terrain is something fully understood by western medical science or individual researchers. I had not been aware of how gut microbiome was involved in immune function and other processes. That area of research is relatively new I think.

          Anyway, I think there is more nuance and complexity in biological processes that is described in either model. Living systems are not as simple as inanimate systems like a car engine.

          In short, I don’t think it’s the terrain theory/model that has been put out as a psyop but rather amplifying animosity. Conversations can also be derailed into technicalities IMO, rather than constructive action and collaboration. Can’t people have different opinions about their health and causes of disease and treatment modalities they want to use? I think people have the right to treat their condition in a way they chose.

      • There is a recent (January 21st this year) post by a German at AwakeOutOfSleep on bitchute examining the terrain vs germ theory debate that might be useful as it provides graphics and video illustrations –

        He mentions Antoine BeChamps discoveries plagiarized by Pasteur, who then gained fame and support by the scientific establishment for his subsequent lethal and unsupported conclusions. Pasteur’s malfeasance also documented in “What Really Makes You Ill – why everything you thought you knew about disease is wrong” by Dawn Lester and David Parker.

        Lester and Parker also examine the established allopathic Rockefeller Medicine myth: HIV is the cause of AIDS. As does Kary Mullis (1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for PCR test) in his book “Dancing Naked in the Mind Field”, which I heartily recommend. Mullis also addresses other controversial issues, including “Climate Change”, in his own inimitable fashion. I think many might be surprised at the wit and humor of this iconoclastic savant. RIP, Kary. You are dearly missed.

        • Lets use accurate speech. “PCR test” is a misnomer.

    • This was one of the more difficult things for me to grasp because I presumed that germs had been empirically proven to be the cause of disease, as I saw anecdotal evidence coupled with my schooling, I dismissed the information back in 20012, but after convid I saw that the health departments of Ireland and Chinada (sorry JC) were ordered by their high courts to show how SARS-COV2 had been isolated, purified and shown to be the cause of COVID-19. Both health departments conceded under oath, on record that this has never been done. Then I began to actually look into the science of virology and the whole germs cause disease hypothesis (it is not a scientific theory) and to my amazement, it was all propped up by the same financiers that James Corbett has spent tireless hours amassing information on and publishing their corruption. And then you realize that vaccines have always been a way to make people sick and create a dependence on pharmaceutical products, then it all makes sense.

      • I have also always believed that viruses and germs cause disease, however, the scamdemic caused me to question everything. Then I came across the videos by Dr Sam Bailey. At first it was difficult, particularly as someone with no scientific or medical knowledge, to understand the no virus theory, but I am now tending to agree. A possible argument as to why some people get sick and others don’t is that they have a good immune system. But is an immune system even a thing?
        Looking back over my life I realise that doctors have often said ‘it’s a virus’ when it felt they had no other explanation or suggestions for treatment. I have also come across many instances of people getting sick with some infection when they have barely left their house.
        I find that I want the no virus hypothesis to be true because most vaccines seem to be for viruses so if there are no viruses there is no need for vaccines.

        • There’s another book “Dissolving Illusions” by Suzanne Humphries who’s a MD (I think) that discuss the influence of sanitation and environmental toxicity as causes or major contributors to disease that were blamed on viruses etc. She does not state viruses don’t exist but does make a strong argument that vaccines don’t work. Even if someone believes in germs, there’s enough evidence to prove that vaccines are unnecessary and not only that but probably harmful and contribute to poor health.

          It’s pretty clear that even if viruses exist and something is passed on between people, there are many other factors that contribute.

          I’m not attached to the existence or non existences of viruses, but think that the animosity and strife that has been generated around this topic is not helpful for the cause of freedom. I’m not saying that the topic should be ignored or not discussed or debated or studied but that people should consider how division is used by the PTSNB to fulfill their own goals.

          It’s possible to debate and have a different opinion and even be wrong and also not make enemies with those who have similar goals of improving the human condition and stopping the biosecurity enslavement grid.

          Just some thoughts I had and not to say you are wrong.

          • I think we have more important things to attend to such as justice for the injured, punitive measures for the guilty. The powers that ‘shouldn’t be’ are probable contributing towards this virus feud. Health Info says that they are four types of pathogens (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites). I believe in three of them, except viruses till they can be proven. The invisible virus industry is very profitable, from hospital to household products; racket from the outset.

            • I agree with you about the virus feud, that there are likely people who deliberately attempt to cause strife among people who disagree, divide and conquer strategy.

              I do believe that there are some diseases that are in part contagious under certain conditions and I also believe that that no one has the right to force people to take vaccines or stay in their homes or any other infringement on their freedom. I think the people responsible for the scamdemic, financial theft, and poisoning of people should be held responsible.

              I also think that the enslavement grid in all it’s forms should be dismantled. These parasitic “elites” and their underlings are harming/killing people in many ways, not only by scamdemics and vaccines. There is environmental poisoning, food poisoning, electronic poisoning, etc. If people could collaborate, I think we could stop the tyrants.

              I’ve heard some vociferous advocates of “no virus” state that if only people would stop believing in viruses and contagious illness, more scamdemic tyranny would be impossible to implement. Some of them claim that people would no longer be afraid and stop taking vaccines and other toxic medicines. But I don’t think that line of reasoning is accurate. I think there’s enough evidence against vaccines and tyranny as remedies for illness to push back against the PTSNB within a “germ theory” paradigm. In short, I don’t think it matters if people believe in viruses or not.

              I think the fundamental issue is more philosophical in nature. Does the government have a right to violate bodily autonomy and/or imprison and enslave people? Does any individual have a natural right to violate another persons autonomy? If they do, under what circumstances and why?

              Those fundamental issues should be addressed IMO. The existence or non existence of viruses or contagion are not the root of the problem IMO. The fundamental issue is philosophical/ethical in nature, not scientific.

              Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    • On the contrary. The evidence for viruses is overwhelming.
      But the no-virus crowd does not like evidence,
      so hang on to their biased interpretations.

      • The indirect evidence is strong, IMO. When I read Peter Duesberg’s book inventing AIDS, he made good points about Koch’s postulates not being met for HIV among others. He did not refute existence of HIV as a virus though, or that it was transmitted.

        Also, environmental and genetic factors and state of health is often overlooked as potentially equally contributory as the purported infectious particle. Gut bacteria influences the immune system as do hormones, states of health that are in flux, etc. There are many factors at play.

        I am not saying viruses don’t exist, only that the argument about Koch’s postulates is sound and also that a virus cannot be directly extracted and isolated by itself from an infected host. There are reasons for this that make sense to me that are rejected by viral theory challengers.

        • When I say a virus, let me specify, a small virus or a small respiratory virus and/or something like HIV does not seem to be directly extracted and isolated by itself. I don’t have enough knowledge of other viruses or large particles.

        • I think that the idea of viruses having no impact on health is OK.
          It certainly works for young and healthy people.
          That is also what the no-virus people show: It is hard to infect
          healthy people with the virus.

          I also find it interesting how high-populated shit-places like
          garbage dumps and polluted river-towns have no problems with diseases.
          At least not clearly visible.

          It is as if our human body is adapted to Nature.
          Oh wait… it is.

          But it seems that some elderly have a very weak immune system.
          A doctor described it as “the immune system is aging”.
          The virus diseases seem to affect mostly these elderly.
          The immune system is no longer stopping them from causing damage.

          What causes this aging?
          Is it our way of living and environment?
          And there may be ways to revive the immune system.
          Doctors also see that vitamin-D helps a lot.

          This all still means that viruses do exist, but that they
          are far more harmless than portrayed.
          Unless you are weak and old.

          There are some topics that need to researched though:
          Reported, there are certain rare viruses that have a high kill rate.
          Like Rabies.

          The Kock postulate is a trap, though.
          Technically, the viruses can be isolated.
          They need to reproduce as their RNA breaks apart within hours.
          (Unlike the injected mRNA, that stays for weeks)
          So to “store” a virus, you need cells that help it to reproduce.

          In similar sense, you can not keep mice for weeks in a box.
          It will die without food, water and air.

          Bacteria can keep themselves alive for a very long time,
          by going to a cyst state.
          They are also capable of adapting themselves to different environments.
          And that is how bacterial diseases can have more impact.

      • I have not heard a discussion of the existences of molecular clones either. They are plasmid like structures that can be replicated and actually increase in number. To my simple and flawed mental processing, if this can be manufactured, it can probably exist in nature.

      • OK. You have the faked images. You have “isolation” that doesn’t isolate. You have hundreds of tests to take snot and blood from sick individuals and inject or spray into willing subjects and ZERO ever get sick. You have so many faked “studies” since proved to be lies.

        Yes. Overwhelming.

    • Some of the replies to this refer to germs. The word germs refers to any microorganism that can negatively affect another living being. None of the people mentioned argue that there are no microorganisms (such as bacteria) that can have negative effects. The issue mostly concerns viruses and the apparent fuckery around them.

    • @rbuse

      I would like to invite you and all other people reading this who are intellectually/emotionally invested in the virus vs no virus debate to contribute towards the following.

      Lets make a list of decisive actions each and every one of as can make as individuals which serve to enrich our lives, communities, society and health regardless of if there is such a thing as viruses or not.

      As in, what things can one choose to do that improve our health and the state of affairs in our broader society in both a reality where viruses do not exist and a reality where they do?

      Who is willing to throw down ?

      I have my own items to contribute to the list (and I will list them here in time and then likely spam them all over the internet where ever I encounter a virus vs no virus comment section showdown) but I am more interested in what other people can contribute to the list than my own items being discussed.

      Please comment below and share any suggested items we can add to the list.

      • Spreading knowledge on basic concepts such as human nature, bodily autonomy and property rights. Pointing out illogical thinking would also serve well.

        • @mkey

          Interesting, I appreciate you offering those.

          I like those suggestions.

          Can you offer any suggestions that involve physical actions?

          (though I suppose living in a way that redefines/clarifies what human nature is, becoming a living example of the importance of bodily autonomy, embodying logical thinking in one’s actions and illuminating the truth about property rights through physical actions could bring all those things into the realm of physical actions as well.)

          • It is my firm understanding that if we managed to get our thinking straight everything else would start falling into place. For example, if people would see the selection process for what it is and be naturally repulsed by it, they would refuse to take part in it.

            And that would automatically be a situation that is loads better than what we have.

            Similarly, if people stopped confounding human nature they would understand that many of these issues they blame on it could in fact change. Occluding the true meaning of human nature serves the purpose of demoralization and deactivation, as to those who don’t understand it will seems as if nothing can be done about it.

            It is similar to the poisonous idea about being born with certain genes that root us in place, being unable to turn our lives around. There are no bad genes just as there isn’t anything evil (nor good) about human nature.

            • @mkey

              Thanks for sharing those insights my friend.

              I agree RE “the poisonous idea about being born with certain genes that root us in place, being unable to turn our lives around” both from the empirical perspective of epigenetics/nutrimiromics as well as from the perspective of my spirit which sees and understands that with our thoughts, emotions, beliefs, faith, fear and sustained expectations we brush the paintbrush of free will across the canvas that is the fabric of reality (which re-organizes matter and the confluence of events, laying the stepping stones we find on the path at our feet).

            • Mkey,
              Yes,yes . Very deep thought.
              If we could get our thinking straight everything would fall into place. And the other 3 paragraphs.
              However it seems we are unable to reconcile the demands of the dual helical fractal antennas of our DNA with the irrationality of our ego. Which is ,IMO like a virus that sickens as well as promotes human nature in complete unpredictable or uncontrollable ways. Can’t be proved.That inability to reconcile the two is the bane of human nature. So what is preferable and if we cease recognition will we cease to exist? IMO thats what the power structure wants, nihilism. We must eternal chose and act and not ignore. Chicken or the egg? That IMO keeps us from ever getting our thinking straight.

              • You do know the dual DNA helix is nothing but an artist rendition? I mean, who ever came up with that notion could have been right, just as anyone could be right when guessing.

                But you mention the ego and there does appear to some duality in relation to it. There is the self and there is the id and not only are they at battle but most people are not even aware of their internal merciless oponnent that is ready to stab them in the backs repeatedly.

                If you know yourself and the enemy you will win every battle.
                if you know yourself but not the enemy, you will win some of the battles.
                If you don’t know either yourself or the enemy you won’t win any battles.

      • Why would I do that? It is a diversion from what my comment is about. A misdirection, as it were.

        • @rbuse

          Ahh, so your a crusader..

          “Nothing else matters than the no virus battle, all else is a diversion!”

          To answer your question of “Why would I do that?”

          The answer is pretty simple and self evident, it would be so that we an find a common ground that exists between us in this community and beyond, a place where we can align our energy, combine momentum and accomplish our shared goals more effectively. If all we ever do is argue about minutia declaring “this is the only important thing!” we will never get to actually applying our own unique gifts to co-creating the world we do want to live in, but rather just spin our wheels trying to out argue other people in comment threads.

          I will now share a quote from a book I am reading that touches on fundamentalism as it seems that you are choosing to define yourself (via your words) as a ‘no-virus fundamentalist’


          • A crusader, eh?


            You use many words when my point is easily understood with one sentence.

            “The “vaccine” is obviously a kill shot if viruses don’t exist.”

            Thinking they exist gives some plausible deniability. The people I point out have gone far and above with proofs that are actively being shunned and disrespected. This is enough for me to consider those opposition forces as either hiding something or lying.

            You can disagree. Now tell me about WWI again.

            • > The “vaccine” is obviously a kill shot if viruses don’t exist.

              Former does not follow from the latter. There are other just as likely explanations, along with a host of unknowns. Both known unknowns, and unknown unknowns.

              I’m not saying that viruses exist, as described. The whole idea of a “non living but somehow active lump of protein that can take over living cells” is a preposterous fable.

              I’m not saying that the “vaccine” was not a “kill shot” to some extent. I think at this point it is very obvious that certain lots were considerably more deleterious than others.

              But, at the same time, to kill a large percentile of recipients would be counterproductive, to say the least. Mass maiming, on the other hand, is a lot more favorable to shared goals of the controllers.

              Considering “placebo” trials were destroyed by unblinding the cohorts there is absolutely no chance in hell to determine how many people were injured by spiking, as compared to the background prior to 2020/03 and the certainly increased death rates during the “pandemic” period, deaths otherwise unrelated to injections.

              It is not unreasonable to expect an increased mortality due to lockdowns, decreased physical activity, increased body weight, indefinitely postponed treatments, obliterated early detection of otherwise treatable diseases, massive fear and paranoia etc.

              Why would they want to kill us directly when they can get us to kill each other on such a regular schedule? These people are playing a multi generational game, and are biding their time. I’d say they want to savor every second of it.

              • Mkey and Gavin,true,so true,multi- generational.
                In these impressive mental gymnastics that are being considered here the one thing and I know how ridiculous that sounds is the transfer of wealth. Money being the forth binder to life after air,food, water. Eugenicists have clearly stated their goals. Population reduction, while their inbreed siblings at the WEF have stated theirs, You will own nothing. So working with each other in a team takedown of humanity they achieve their goals. You die, and after the crows of the state,medical Industrial Complex pick over your bones of accumulated debt, very little wealth will be left to your descendents.
                Win- win for them.
                And the Karen’s of the world just can’t reduce it down and be satisfied with the reductions . Thus , as I have demonstrated. I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. I want to be heard and I want to be heard now. So it goes on and on and on.
                Maybe it’s just a deep well that echos a lot .
                So I’m about to admit, and agree with you, the rat bastard sadistic SOBs
                Want to savor every second of it.

            • @rbuse

              Yes, as in “on a mission that involves a singular focus and a devotion to that one and only focus of a fundamentalist mentality that is a lot like those who sought to push various dogmatic religious belief systems”.

              Look, I acknowledge the importance of understanding the sources of various diseases/symptoms and exploring how our relationship with microscopic lifeforms influences health, but my point here is to highlight that those pathways of learning/unlearning are not the one and only thing that is important or worth focusing on.

              Lets do a thought experiment so honestly assess if the act of forcing all the mainstream institutions to admit that viruses do not exist would offer some kind of cure all solution to all of our collective challenges as a civilization and species (as your singular focus on this topic implies it would).

              So, the day has finally arrived! You have won the long hard fought online comment war and left all the governments, doctors and plutocrats no choice but to admit that viruses were never real all along and they were injecting people with garbage and/or poison intentionally.

              Now what?

              Public rises up and people do old school lynchings of all the plutocrats and their complicit injection pushing mass murdering goons and brainwashing agents ?

              More of a legal system facilitated holding of all the murderous scum bags accountable in some way?

              Some other pathway for “justice” to be applied to these people?

              Ok, so what ever you visualize as the ideal outcome with that situation happens. Now the murderous virus idea brainwashing scum bags are dead or in jail or otherwise pacified.

              Now what?

              What, in that situation would you be putting your time and energy towards?

              Is that thing (or multiple things) something that you could also be doing now which would serve to improve not only your own life, but also the status of our civilization, our relationship with our fellow beings and our species as a whole?

              Are you doing those things now?

              If not, why not?

        • (..continued form above)

          “The addiction to fighting draws from a perception of the world as composed of enemies: indifferent forces of nature tending toward entropy, and hostile competitors seeking to further their reproductive or economic self-interest over our own. In a world of competitors, well-being comes through domination. In a world of random natural forces, well-being comes through control. War is the mentality of control in its most extreme form. Kill the enemy—the weeds, the pests, the terrorists, the germs—and the problem is solved once and for all.

          Except that it never is. World War I—the “war to end all wars”—was followed by another, even more horrific, soon after.

          This pattern of thinking is called fundamentalism, and it closely parallels the dynamics of two defining institutions of our civilization: money and war. Fundamentalism reduces the complex to the simple and demands the sacrifice of the immediate, the human, or the personal in service to an overarching ulterior goal that trumps all. Disciplined by the promise of heavenly rewards or hellish punishments, the extreme religious fundamentalist shuts down his humanity in service to what his religion/church says God wants. Disciplined by economic exigency, millions of people sacrifice time, energy, family, and what they really care about in pursuit of money. Disciplined by an existential threat, a nation at war turns away from culture, leisure, civil liberties, and everything that is of no utility to the war effort.

          This is the mentality of sacrifice to an all-important end. If we agree that the survival of humanity is at stake, then any means is justified, and any other cause—say reforming the prisons, housing the homeless, caring for the autistic, rescuing abused animals, or visiting your grandmother—becomes an unjustifiable distraction from the only important thing. Taken to its extreme, it requires that we harden our hearts to the needs in front of our faces. There is no time to waste! Everything is at stake! It’s do or die! How similar to the logic of war.”

          (Ps – I may be guilty of expressing my self in a way that could come off as making me seem like a “permaculture/gardening fundamentalist” at times so I am not immune to the temptation to see one thing as the only thing worth focusing on. I just hope we can all take a step back to see that we have shared goals and we can each focus on different things which work towards the same ends of honesty, health, integrity and healing for our planet and species.)


      Dawn Lester & David Parker What Really Makes Us Ill, Germ Theory, & The Four Factors Interview:
      In 10 years of research they found no scientific studies proving contagion provable.
      Yes, in a family some kids or one of the parents may get sick together, but not ALL.
      – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
      The “COVID” cult is an irrational superstition based on nothing but theoretical, make-believe viral sequences pushed by greedy politicians and corporations and the collusive media.

      Yet, the real-world consequences for millions who have been thrown into stress, despair, poverty, joblessness, alcoholism and suicide is anything but theoretical.

      From my FREE two year investigation pdf that I have offered here since I published it:

      LINE IN THE SAND (essay)


        We don’t need scientific studies!

        Just ask the hundreds of millions of people around the world who came down with sexual diseases whether contagious diseases exist or not.
        That’s good enough for me.

    • It seems to me that the no-virus people are not understanding biology.
      I can explain something about viruses if you like to.
      But this forum sucks for serious discussions.

      Lets start with the Tobacco Mosaic Virus
      We can see how it spreads and multiplies in the cells.

      Case closed.

      • You closed your case and the only thing offered is a dude standing in front of what he claims is some sort of virus generating mechanism.

        I can stand in front of a green screen and make all sorts of claims. But there is absolutely NOTHING contained within that video that proves anything.

        Ridiculous comment.

        • The person talks about observations that you can repeat in a laboratory.
          He also explains exactly what tools you need to do it.
          There are papers with more details.

          I estimate it would take a month to get all tools and to setup the experiment correctly.
          So feel free to spend your time.

  2. Can we discuss The Book upon which our Western Civilization has been based? It was such a great relief for me to find out, in my 70’s, that the “God” of The Old Testament is NOT The Creator of All!! Hebrew Scholar, Mauro Biglino, explains this very well in his book, “Gods of The Bible”. Why does it NOT matter if we have received a correct translation of a revered book??? Anglican Priest, Paul A. Wallis, came to the same conclusions after 30 some years in The Ministry!! His book “The Eden Conspiracy” unfolds this matter very well.

  3. As we embark upon the beginning of a new year, I would like to emphasize how important it is to taking action to cultivate some of our own food and medicine at home. I have written an in depth article (some might call it “a small book”) which explores all the reasons why each and everyone of us should be setting up (and/or expanding) a food/medicine garden in 2024.

    𝟐𝟒 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐚 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒

    I firmly believe that when we use our hands to plant seeds in the fertile Earth we are choosing a path that offers medicine for the soul, enrich and heal ourselves on many levels (spiritually, psychologically and physiologically). Through feeding ourselves in a way that gives back to the living Earth we are not only taking decisive action to resist corporate/plutocratic tyranny and become resilient in the face of economic challenges and emergency situations, but we are also choosing to live my example and embody the template for building the more beautiful world we want to live in and gift to future generations.

    Gardening to grow some of our own food and medicine is also offering us the opportunity to choose a path of humility and gratitude for what the Creator provides. Each seed we plant, each handful of compost we give back to our Mother Earth and each jar of garden harvests we preserve represents an action that gives thanks to the Creator for the amazing blessings we have been given in having these bodies to live our lives and the gift of this beautiful Earth to experience our lives on.

    If we just use money to access food (rather than using our own two hands to plant seeds, tend soils and give back to Creation) we are investing in human institutions based in fear of lack, rather than aligning with Creator’s wealth embodies in the living systems he created to feed us (and countless other beings).

    For the atheists in the crowd, there are practical/pragmatic reasons why knowledge and skills related to food cultivation is more valuable than food stores, cryptocurrency, silver or cash (as they are accessible and applicable in and and all situations and cannot be taken from you) but for me it really comes down to how one wants to use their moments on the Earth.

    Each choice and moment leaves a mark on the heart and the soul, we take those with us when we leave. I believe that the marks that are left on our soul when we nurture things to grow and choose the humble path of growing some of our own food enriches the eternal spirit.

    Wishing you all a joyous and blessed New Year filled with many bountiful harvests for the body, mind and soul.

    • And for the black pilled ones in the crowd, I present the following thought experiment and info;

      Lets say hypothetically (for the sake of argument) the worst case scenario happens (total overt totalitarian technocracy involving out in the open democide of dissidents). Even if that were to come to pass my choice to use my time to cultivate a regenerative garden and help others to as well would be the same… because for me in that hypothetical situation the question becomes “How do I want to spend the time I have left on this Earth?”

      Do I want to spend the time I have been gifted to hide out, scurry around working to gather cryptocurrency, precious metals and/or cash to try and buy food while on the run or wield the weapons of man in violence?

      Or do I want to embody faith in that which the Creator of all things gave us and plant the seeds of hope, love and abundance by working with my hands in the rich Earth?

      Therefore, I see creating regenerative gardens and food forests as a viable, honorable and practical path forward in these uncertain times. We can forge alliances with the more than human world through planting food forests and regenerative gardens all over, and in doing so provide not only for ourselves, but countless future generations in the process.

      These “Food Forests” become permanent gardens that require very little (if any) work to keep alive and producing once they are established. These systems contain a wide spectrum of species suitable for harvesting food, medicine, building material and other important resources. Thus, these food cultivation systems allow us to give to future generations yet unborn.

      I will share links to a few examples below so you can see what I am talking about:

      – Dissertation on food forests titled “Architects of Abundance: Indigenous Food Systems and the Excavation of Hidden History” by Dr. Lyla June :

      • Lets say hypothetically (for the sake of argument) the worst case scenario happens (total overt totalitarian technocracy involving out in the open democide of dissidents). Even if that were to come to pass my choice to use my time to cultivate a regenerative garden and help others to as well would be the same… because for me in that hypothetical situation the question becomes “How do I want to spend the time I have left on this Earth?”
        Do I want to spend the time I have been gifted to hide out, scurry around working to gather cryptocurrency, precious metals and/or cash to try and buy food while on the run or wield the weapons of man in violence?

        OK Gavin I’ll take you up on this. I’ll play devil’s advocate. 🙂
        My response is not to discourage your enthusiasm to till the soil and harvest your labour of love.

        Let’s say the sh_t hits the fan metaphorically.
        The world is in the chaos you describe above.

        People are literally scrambling to find money to put food on their table. Do you think your neighbours would hesitate for one minute to pilfer your garden to feed themselves rather than go starving? How long do you think your garden would last then?

        It is my belief that in today’s society private gardens only work when there is some semblance of stability in society and most people have the ability and means to shop at grocery stores.

        • @Fawlty Towers
          I think one needs a balance of both growing ones own food and being able to defend against theft of that food. But part of me really wonders how realistic the threat is. I know a lot of people who have never actually prepared their own food from scratch let alone grown any of it themselves. Would they even know how to go about recognizing raw plants and animals as food? This might not be so obvious when it comes to vegetables but we raise chickens and cows and have a well stocked pond. If we want chicken for dinner we take one of the chickens, slit the main artery and drain the blood, scald and depluck the feathers, clean out the guts and then we cook it. I can see someone robing us and stealing our can goods and emptying our freezers but I have doubts very many people would even have a clue about how to kill and butcher an animal even if they were starving so my guess is the living animals would go untouched for the most part. Maybe this doesn’t apply as much to fruits and veges but i can’t help but think of a story I heard a long time ago about someone lost in the woods who starved to death while surrounded by editable plants that could have kept them alive. How many people in todays society would find the same fate if they were lost in a forrest, so disconnected from nature they would actually starve to death before recognizing the edible abundance thats all around us?

          • *edible* not editable lol

          • @JCh129

            I agree and well said regarding the widespread ineptitude of much of the population with regards to plant identification and hunting/foraging skills.

            That is an interesting point about how most would not know how to kill and process farm/livestock animals to steal them as food.

            “How many people in todays society (are) so disconnected from nature they would actually starve to death before recognizing the edible abundance thats all around us?”

            Indeed. I have asked my self that same question often.

            Thanks for the comment.

        • Good points about societal chaos and break down of moral values under duress. Would people rob and steal from each other in a shtf situation? I’m sure there’d be some of that which would require some sort of collaboration with others to protect ones self and food/shelter.

          But do the PTSNB really want total chaos? Or would that be a threat to them? I don’t know. I’m inclined to think no.

          I do hope that there are some Canadians who refused to give up their guns though. Those would come in handy for random criminals in a power vacuum situation and a deterrent for all out martial law.

        • @Fawlty Towers

          Thanks for chiming in to add your two cents (or rather “the devil’s two cents” as it were) 🙂

          “𝑃𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑠𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒. 𝐷𝑜 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑛𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑖𝑙𝑓𝑒𝑟 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑔𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝑟𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑔𝑜 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔?”

          Great question! This question (and the widespread mentality of fear of lack and ‘everyman for himself’ it illuminates) offers a vivid cultural cross section of our modern industrialized western society and is worthy of closer inspection and exploration in and of itself.

          But first, I shall address the question more directly.

          My answer is, that would all depend on what kind of neighbors (and indeed what kind of neighborhood one lives in).

          If one has created the kind of relationship between neighbors that HRS was describing he has nourished with his neighbors over the years in this comment where he wisely stated how “Goodwill is a valuable commodity” than perhaps they would hesitate.

          Perhaps beyond just hesitating to pillage and steal, they would even think about knocking on your door to make sure you are doing ok (even though they are facing a challenging situation as well) and offer to share a little bit of the meager supplies they had left if you need them.

          This brings me to number 13 and number 23 on my list of 24 reasons you should start (or expand) a garden in 24.

          13. 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐬, 𝐍𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.

          23. 𝐍𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐢𝐟𝐭 𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐀𝐬 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐀𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲

          (continued in another comment..)

        • (..continued from above)

          In order to further emphasize the power and value of the type of reciprocal and symbiotic relationships that gardening and sharing one’s seeds and excess harvests with neighbors creates in one’s neighborhood and broader community I present the following quote and video presentation for consideration.


          “What survives collapse? What survives crisis? Community. What ever you give and contribute into your community and you generate that goodwill, and you generate those structures of taking care of each other and reciprocal (gift) relationships… that is an investment. That is a savings account that fires cannot burn and thieves cannot steal.

          The best investment you can make is generosity, for only thing that cannot be taken from you is that which you give.”

          (continued in another comment..)

          • Yeah, it depends on ones neighbors to an extent and the degree of ability to look at long term consequences. Personally, I’d much rather decide to collaborate with a small farmer and trade skills or goods to sustain our collective interest in survival. If I pillaged his land for short term gain, I may starve long term nonetheless.

            There are those that lack ability to consider long term consequences especially in states of duress.

          • Also a cross cultural evaluation would be illuminating. I opine that psychopathy and other anti-social traits exist outside of western culture. Scarcity or the perception of scarcity brings out the worst in people. Basic greed, lust, hate, jealousy, etc. exist across the board in all cultures.

            • @cu.h.j

              Re: “a cross cultural evaluation would be illuminating.”

              I provided one such evaluation and comparison in the comments below.

              I attempted to provide another such ‘cross cultural evaluation’ in a series of comments on a note on Substack here:

              I agree that psychopathy, greed and other anti-social traits are not unique to western culture. In the book I quoted extensively below, they provided several examples where those exact unpleasant characteristics you listed can be observed (overtly) in the traditions of specific isolated indigenous peoples (some of them were slave trading warlords that coveted ornate possessions that lived near the mouth of the Mississippi river, others with similar degenerative, greedy and abusive tendencies lived on what is now Vancouver Island).

              Other indigenous peoples from what is now called California refused to trade with people that enslaved others and wanted nothing to do with money (as was the case with some of the people that were described below who called the Eastern Woodlands, where I now live, home).

              I feel that these starkly contrasted cultures offer us helpful sign posts as we attempt to navigate and forge a path towards a more honest, equitable, kind, abundant and regenerative future.

        • (..continued from above)

          Furthermore, with regards to how the act of gardening (especially community gardening) can shift attitudes and help people find common ground, I will refer you to time index 11:11 of the recent Solutions Watch episode on community gardens where Brian (the mane JC was interviewing) talks about how he used to look down on the people gardening, but experienced a transformation in his perspective and not appreciates all he learns from those people who have been gardening there for years.

          In the interview Brian (who runs the Noh Mask channel on Odysee) seemed to be stating that at least two of the reasons he began gardening are reasons also included in my 24 reasons to start a garden in 2024 list

          #5. 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬


          #12. 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬

          (continued in another comment..)

        • (..continued from above)

          Now I could get into the reasons why even if we are talking about a hypothetical situation with mobs of callous, raging, thieving and pilfering neighbors, the choice to garden is still worth it purely due to number 24 on my list, but that would not address any people in the crowd that have more pragmatic (and perhaps self interested) atheistic concerns and priorities, so instead I will elaborate on what I said in my original comment regarding how “there are practical/pragmatic reasons why knowledge and skills related to food cultivation is more valuable than food stores, cryptocurrency, silver or cash (as they are accessible and applicable in and and all situations and cannot be taken from you).

          So, here we are visualizing a post apocalyptic mad max type situation in which everyone has decided to behave like rabid selfish primates and they are stealing and thieving from their neighbor’s gardens.

          Even if the mobs of ravenous garden raiders stole all my crops from the garden, broke into my home and held me at gun point while they stole my pickled and freeze dried food stores I still have heirloom seeds which, after they leave, I could use both as emergency food and/or plant for a fast harvest microgreens garden. Lets say they are super industrious and relatively intellectually well educated garden raiding and burglarizing thieves, and they steal all my heirloom seeds from in my house as well.
          What then?

          Well, first of all, people who are stealing from others, rather than cultivating and foraging for food in the first place are unlikely to be capable of recognizing the value of heirloom seeds, nor would they be likely to want to cultivate them, but lets say we are talking about some really unusually viscous and selfish thieves (that also have a green thumb). Okay, they took my seeds from in the house, but that still leaves the seeds I have outside in my living Soil Seed Bank.

          That is the thing about permaculture design and regenerative gardening, along with saving seed inside, I also encourage the natural self-seeding processes that are part of the life cycle of my favorite and most nutritious crops (which means if you remove something from my garden, the sunlight will shine down on the mulch and compost layer, awakening an array of dormant seeds that always exist there). In a number of days I would have abundant microgreens to eat without any work. In a few weeks, I could have significant harvests to eat (also without any work).

          Beyond the food security of my living soil seed bank (which is immune to thievery, well, unless the thieves arrived with an excavator to also steal my soil 🙂 ) as stated above, I retain the knowledge and skills I have acquired through my choice to garden (knowledge and skills which are accessible and applicable in any and all situations, whether for planting another garden, or for plant identification and foraging outside the garden).

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          Now this brings me to something I brought up in reason # 𝟏𝟎 from my 24 reasons to start a garden in 2024 relating to the ubiquitous lack of plant identification skills and knowledge in most people in modern day urban industrialized western society.

          We live in a time where most children in Canada and the US are capable of identifying over 1000 corporate logos, yet they can only identify less then 10 plant species.

          I suspect that same lack of basic botanical awareness and plant literacy is equally reflected in the urbanized adult populations.

          Part of my comment above was pertaining to food forest design.

          If one was blessed to have enough space where they could begin to create a food forest one would essentially be creating a food production system that is camouflaged to most every day people in the western world. In a society where people can identify more corporate logos than they can plant species, a forest filled with a multi-layered food production system that seamlessly emulates a mature forest would be unrecognizable and essentially invisible to the mobs of lazy/desperate thieves and pilferers (that have a poverty of plant knowledge).

          Thus, beyond all the factors that I mentioned above that make the choice to grow a regenerative garden in one’s yard a wise choice (regardless of outside circumstances) food forests, in and of themselves are resistant to thievery, due to the widespread poverty of eco-literacy in the modern western world.

          This is perhaps a good time to link the solutions watch episode that explores the power of food forest design

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          Re: “𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑜 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑔𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑛 𝑤𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛?”

          As outlined above, my garden is perpetually self-regenerating due to the presence of many perennial crops and the ubiquitous living ‘soil seed bank’ I have created through partnering with the cycles of nature. Thus, regardless of thievery, my garden will continue to produce. Even if the hypothetical viscous mobs of garden raiders killed me so they could eat my kale, the garden would still continue to produce.

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          • Thanks for your long reply. 🙂

            You really didn’t need to try to convince me of the many benefits to growing your own food.
            I’m behind you all the way there! I think anyone who has the time, motivation/desire, and means to do so should definitely pursue it. The rewards are manifold as you have carefully outlined.

            But even today, far before the proverbial shtf, farmers are being stiffed.
            Not by neighbours but by the government!

            So whatever you do, be realistic. If you are mainly doing it for health benefits today/deepening your ties with your neighbours/nature and not to ensure a plentiful sustenance in the event of a serious emergency then absolutely go for it!

            • @Fawlty Towers

              Thanks for reading the long reply and sparking my passion to share what I did.

              I am glad you see the value in gardening.

              I would humbly suggest that perhaps part of the thing that holds people back from taking the step to empower themselves (increasing their health, resilience and emergency preparedness through regenerative gardening) is the way we prioritize what we “have time for”. In other words, what defines the factual reality of what one actually has the time to accomplish? Is it a work schedule? Parental responsibilities? Responsibilities to be a rebel leader or rebel ‘footsoldier’ subverting the totalitarian technocracy through monkey wrenching their plans via writing, or using computer systems in advanced hacking attacks? Or is it simple a choice? and what we have time for is only limited by our motivation/desire (or lack thereof)?

              Permaculture design and regenerative gardening can be implemented in stages (in little pockets of time we have before/after work or on weekends).

              For the last 2 years I worked 60 hour weeks at my day job (in the spring/summer/fall) at a nursery/landscape installation gig so it was not as though I am some retired or wealthy person that just has all the time in the world and felt like choosing to use some of it to do some hobby gardening. I chose decisively to prioritize being able to provide myself and my wife with some homegrown produce and medicine (sometimes that required pre-dawn or post dusk head lamp planting/harvesting/preserving) but I made it happen.

              Each and everyone of us can find the time to grow a little bit (and then build on that incrementally as we gain knowledge and confidence).

              I suppose it was less about convincing you (or anyone else) and more about me putting an inner dialogue I have going on right now into words. The questions of ‘is Voluntaryism and/or Anarchism really a viable way of living to co-create the type of communities I want to live in and creating the type of world I want to gift onto future generations?’ and ‘has anyone or any culture succeeded in living by embodying such principles of non-coercive organizational structures?’ and ‘if some succeeded and some failed, what led to either result?’ have been zooming around in my head. Thus, the exploration of 17th century Turtle Island and the viewpoints of both the colonists/missionaries and the original inhabitants.

              That is interesting and illuminating regarding the Amish, thanks for the intel.

              With regards to being realistic, as I explained in my comments above pertaining to the inherent characteristics of self-sowing / perennial polyculture gardens (regenerative gardens) that approach does indeed “ensure a plentiful sustenance in the event of a serious emergency”.

              Thanks for engaging and sharing your thoughts on this.

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          Also, I just want to be clear that I am not so hardcore into “self-sufficiency” that I only eat what comes from my garden. I do grow enough food to survive on, but I like to eat some things that I do not have room to grow and/or things that do not grow in our climate, so I buy those things from local farmers and/or the organic section at the grocery store. Just wanted to be clear that I am still feeding into the 7 middle men between you and your food supermarket food system to some degree as well. Maybe some day I will go 100% local/homegrown by choice or by necessity, but for now I do buy us some things from the store.

          As I was saying with regards to Jonny Hodl’s statements in this comment ( ) It does not have to be all or nothing. Every little bit one grows and preserves counts and makes a difference. It all adds up.

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          Re: “𝐼𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦’𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑔𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑝 𝑎𝑡 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑠.”

          and RE my want to more fully explore and elucidate the mentality which was embodied in the hypothetical and line of questioning you presented above.

          With regards to this prevalent thinking (and to some degree the actual reality for some) where it is “every man for himself” and everyone is out to get you and neighbors turn into thieving garden raiders when kaka hits the fan, this begs one to ask the question, was it always this way here on Turtle Island?

          According to some scholars studying the various indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (now called “North America” by some) the answer to that question is: not necessarily.

          It appears that while there were a great diversity of cultures present here prior to European contact (which organized their societies in vastly different ways, ranging from isolated instances of some tribes enslaving neighboring villages, doing human sacrifices, hunting for most of their food and engaging in flagrant ostentatiousness, to very humble egalitarian tribes that mostly engaged in food forest design, foraging and peaceful trade with neighbors) there were many examples of a prevalent characteristic in the indigenous cultures which is that they mostly refused to utilize money and never allowed a neighbor to go hungry or die of exposure (this was apparently especially so for the peoples who called the Eastern Woodlands home, where I currently live).

          It appears that (at least in some places on Turtle Island) a stateless society (which was also devoid of grocery stores) that involved neighbors not allowing each other to go hungry persisted for centuries (if not millennia).

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          In order to explore whether or not the prevalent mentality of ‘dog eat dog among neighbors’ which your hypothetical embodied was always common place in these lands, I will borrow a few excerpts from a book titled “The Dawn of Everything” by David Graeber and David Wengrow.

          In essence, while (IMO) the book does have several gaping omissions, it essentially completely revolutionizes the history of the Western intellectual tradition, including the Enlightenment, natural law theory, and more.

          The major achievement of Graeber and Wengrow is to restore what they call The Indigenous Critique (of Western Civilization) to its proper place in history.

          What is the indigenous critique, you ask? Well, basically, when Europeans arrived to Turtle Island, they encountered very different societies than those they were accustomed to. Those societies had very different cultures, each with their own intellectual tradition.

          The collision of two completely separate intellectual traditions led to the creation of an indigenous critique of European society, which Graeber and Wengrow call The Indigenous Critique.

          The Indigenous Critique refers to critiques of European society which were developed by Turtle Islanders.

          Elizabeth Whitworth explains:

          “In the late 1600s, European colonists in North America became engaged in philosophical discussions with the indigenous peoples of that land. Some of the indigenous people and the colonists learned to speak one another’s languages fluently. Graeber and Wengrow explain that the native North Americans had strong philosophical traditions and skilled orators who challenged European colonial officials in debates.”

          In some cases, indigenous intellectuals travelled to Europe in order to study and understand feudal society. One such person was a Huron-Wendat leader named Kondiaronk, also known as Le Rat, who seems to have impressed everyone he ever met with his great brilliance.

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          Whitworth continues:

          “In New France, Wendat leader Kandiaronk raised scathing critiques of European social customs and values, particularly criticizing monarchical rule, social hierarchies, emphasis on the accumulation of wealth and materialism, and punitive justice systems. These descriptions then made their way back to Europe, where they were widely distributed among the intellectual class and, Graeber and Wengrow argue, became the inspiration for much Enlightenment thought.

          One of the major cultural differences the Europeans and indigenous people found they had was the notion of equality and its connection to freedom. Indigenous ideas about equality and freedom directly conflicted with the European notions of social status and a natural hierarchy.

          Graeber and Wengrow say that Europe before the 1700s lacked a notion of social equality. They believed that some people are naturally higher or lower in status and authority than others. They lived in monarchies and they derived that system from biblical notions of nobility and authority. In other words, “God” (aka the church) decided one’s station in life.

          By contrast, many of the Native American cultures had no notion that anyone could be born higher or lower in status than anyone else or that anyone could have authority over anyone else. In such cultures, status might be gained with age or according to merit. But the notion that people are inherently unequal or that any status could give someone the right to dominate someone else would not have existed in this kind of cultural worldview.”

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          After visiting France and then returning to the Eastern Woodlands of Turtle Island Kondiaronk (the Wendat chief described above) offers this distillation of the indigenous critique:

          “I’ve spent six years thinking about the state of European society and I still can’t think of a single one of your ways that isn’t inhumane, and I sincerely believe that it can only be because you stick to your distinctions of ‘mine’ and ‘yours’.

          I affirm that what you call money is the devil of devils; the tyrant of the French, the source of all evil; the scourge of souls and the slaughterhouse of the living. To imagine that one can live in the land of money and preserve one’s soul is like imagining that one can preserve one’s life at the bottom of a lake. Money is the father of luxury, lasciviousness, intrigue, deceit, lies, betrayal, insincerity, all the worst behaviors in the world. Fathers sell their children, husbands their wives, wives betray their husbands, brothers kill each other, friends are false, and all for money. In light of all this, tell me that we Wendat are not right to refuse to touch or even look at money?”

          In other words, one of the most important thinkers in the history of the Western intellectual tradition was an indigenous man (that might aptly be described in today’s terms as an anarchist) from what’s now Canada.

          Beyond the emphasis of the indigenous critique on the immorality of the hierarchical and involuntary governance structures (Statism) that was prevalent in Europe (and being imported to Turtle Island with the settlers/colonial peoples) many of the people who called Turtle Island home were also very critical of the lack of compassion, generosity and charity which was ubiquitous in the European’s way of living.

          The ideals of the French Revolution — liberty, equality and fraternity — took the form they did in the course of just such a long series of debates and conversations. Graeber and Wengrow suggest that those conversations stretched back further than Enlightenment historians assume.

          In their book they invite us to consider:

          What did the inhabitants of New France make of the Europeans who began to arrive on their shores in the sixteenth century?

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          At that time, the region that came to be known as New France was inhabited largely by speakers of Montagnais-Naskapi, Algonkian and Iroquoian (Potawatomi) languages. Those closer to the coast were often fishers, foresters and hunters, though most also practiced horticulture (and regenerative agro-forestry); the Wendat (Huron),/< concentrated in major river valleys further inland, growing maize, squash and beans around fortified towns..

          ..While French assessments of the character of (what they described as) ‘savages’ tended to be decidedly mixed, the indigenous assessment of French character was distinctly less so.

          Father Pierre Biard, for example, was a former theology professor assigned in 1608 to evangelize the Algonkian-speaking Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia, who had lived for some time next to a French fort. Biard did not think much of the Mi’kmagq, but reported that the feeling was mutual: “They consider themselves better than the French: “For,” they say, “you are always fighting and quarrelling among yourselves; we live peaceably. You are envious and are all the time slandering each other; you are thieves and deceivers; you are covetous, and are neither generous nor kind; as for us, if we have a morsel of bread we share it with our neighbour.” They are saying these and like things continually.’““ What seemed to irritate Biard the most was that the Mi’kmaq would constantly assert that they were, as a result, ‘richer’ than the French. The French had more material possessions, the Mi’kmaq conceded; but they had other, greater assets: ease, comfort and time.

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          Twenty years later Brother Gabriel Sagard, a Recollect Friar,” wrote similar things of the Wendat nation. Sagard was at first highly critical of Wendat life, which he described as inherently sinful (he was obsessed with the idea that Wendat women were all intent on seducing him), but by the end of his sojourn he had come to the conclusion their social arrangements were in many ways superior to those at home in France.

          In the following passages he was clearly echoing Wendat opinion: “They have no lawsuits and take little pains to acquire the goods of this life, for which we Christians torment ourselves so much, and for our excessive and insatiable greed in acquiring them we are justly and with reason reproved by their quiet life and tranquil dispositions.”

          Much like Biard’s Mi’kmaq, the Wendat were particularly offended by the French lack of generosity to one another: ‘They reciprocate hospitality and give such assistance to one another that the necessities of all are provided for without there being any indigent beggar in their towns and villages; and they considered it a very bad thing when they heard it said that there were in France a great many of these needy beggars, and thought that this was for lack of charity in us, and blamed us for it severely.’

          Sagard’s account of his stay among the Wendat became an influential bestseller in France and across Europe: both Locke and Voltaire cited Le grand voyage du pays des Hurons as a principal source for their descriptions of Turtle Island (indigenous) societies. The multi-authored and much more extensive Jesuit Relations, which appeared between 1633 and 1673, were also widely read and debated in Europe, and include many a similar remonstrance aimed at the French by Wendat observers..

          I feel it is worth highlighting here that, the indigenous Turtle Islander’s attitudes are likely to be far closer to many Corbetteer’s attitudes than seventeenth-century European ones.

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          These differing views on individual liberty are especially striking. Nowadays, it’s almost impossible for anyone living in a so called ‘liberal democracy’ to say they are against freedom — at least in the abstract (in practice, of course, our ideas are usually much more nuanced). This is one of the lasting legacies of the Enlightenment and of the American and French Revolutions. Personal freedom, we tend to believe, is inherently good (even if some of us also feel that a society based on total individual liberty — one which took it so far as to eliminate police, prisons or any sort of apparatus of coercion — would instantly collapse into violent chaos). Seventeenth-century Jesuits most certainly did not share this assumption. They tended to view individual liberty as animalistic. In 1642, the Jesuit missionary Le Jeune wrote of the Montagnais-Naskapi:

          “They imagine that they ought by right of birth, to enjoy the liberty of wild ass colts, rendering no homage to any one whomsoever, except when they like. They have reproached me a hundred times because we fear our Captains, while they laugh at and make sport of theirs. All the authority of their chief is in his tongue’s end; for he is powerful in so far as he is eloquent; and, even if he kills himself talking and haranguing, he will not be obeyed unless he pleases the Savages.”

          In the considered opinion of the Montagnais-Naskapi, however, the French were little better than slaves, living in constant terror of their superiors. Such criticism appears regularly in Jesuit accounts; what’s more, it comes not just from those who lived in nomadic bands, but equally from townsfolk like the Wendat. The missionaries, moreover, were willing to concede that this wasn’t all just rhetoric on the Americans’ part. Even Wendat statesmen couldn’t compel anyone to do anything they didn’t wish to do. As Father Lallemant, whose correspondence provided an initial model for The Jesuit Relations, noted of the Wendat in 1644:

          I do not believe that there is any people on earth freer than they, and less able to allow the subjection of their wills to any power whatever — so much so that Fathers here have no control over their children, or Captains over their subjects, or the Laws of the country over any of them, except in so far as each is pleased to submit to them. There is no punishment which is inflicted on the guilty, and no criminal who is not sure that his life and property are in no danger…”

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          Lallemant’s account gives a sense of just how politically challenging some of the material to be found in the Jesuit Relations must have been to European audiences of the time, and why so many found it fascinating.

          After expanding on how scandalous it was that even murderers should get off scot-free, the good father did admit that, when considered as a means of keeping the peace, the Wendat system of justice was not ineffective. Actually, it worked surprisingly well.

          Rather than punish culprits, the Wendat insisted the culprit’s entire lineage or clan pay compensation. This made it everyone’s responsibility to keep their kindred under control. ‘It is not the guilty who suffer the penalty,’ Lallemant explains, but rather ‘the public that must make amends for the offences of individuals.’ If a Huron had killed an Algonquin or another Huron, the whole country assembled to agree the number of gifts due to the grieving relatives, ‘to stay the vengeance that they might take’.

          Wendat ‘captains’, as Lallemant then goes on to describe, ‘urge their subjects to provide what is needed; no one is compelled to it, but those who are willing bring publicly what they wish to contribute; it seems as if they vied with one another according to the amount of their wealth, and as the desire of glory and of appearing solicitous for the public welfare urges them to do on like occasions.’ More remarkable still, he concedes: ‘this form of justice restrains all these peoples, and seems more effectually to repress disorders than the personal punishment of criminals does in France,’ despite being ‘a very mild proceeding, which leaves individuals in such a spirit of liberty that they never submit to any Laws and obey no other impulse than that of their own will’.

          the Jesuits all continually emphasized, merely holding political office did not give anyone the right to give anybody orders either. Or, to be completely accurate, an office holder could give all the orders he or she liked, but no one was under any particular obligation to follow them.

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          To the Jesuits, of course, all this was outrageous. In fact, their attitude towards indigenous ideals of liberty is the exact opposite of the attitude most French people or Canadians tend to hold today: that, in principle, freedom is an altogether admirable ideal. Father Lallemant, though, was willing to admit that in practice such a system worked quite well; it created ‘much less disorder than there is in France’ — but, as he noted, the Jesuits were opposed to freedom in principle:

          “This, without doubt, is a disposition quite contrary to the spirit of the Faith, which requires us to submit not only our wills, but our minds, our judgments, and all the sentiments of man to a power unknown to our senses, to a Law that is not of earth, and that is entirely opposed to the laws and sentiments of corrupt nature. Add to this that the laws of the Country, which to them seem most just, attack the purity of the Christian life in a thousand ways, especially as regards their marriages.”

          The Jesuit Relations are full of this sort of thing: scandalized missionaries frequently reported that American women were considered to have full control over their own bodies, and that therefore unmarried women had sexual liberty and married women could divorce at will. This, for the Jesuits, was an outrage. Such sinful conduct, they believed, was just the extension of a more general principle of freedom, rooted in natural dispositions, which they saw as inherently pernicious. The ‘wicked liberty of the savages’, one insisted, was the single greatest impediment to their ‘submitting to the yoke of the law of God’ (aka the orders given by the church). Even finding terms to translate concepts like ‘lord’, ‘commandment’ or ‘obedience’ into indigenous languages was extremely difficult; explaining the underlying theological concepts, well-nigh impossible.

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          Now I need to find a way to formulate all that into an essay to post on substack so I can justify having spent half of the day writing and quoting on here to explain:

          A: Why Choosing to start and/or expand a garden in 2024 is something we should all be doing (regardless of any potential for kaka hitting the fan situations)

          B: Why a life spent focusing on gathering money to buy things (including food) can lead to unhealthy psychological and societal manifestations.

          and C: How involuntary governance structures are not necessary and may actually be systems that result in more violence, greed, fear and thievery as opposed to voluntary and/or quasi-anarchist societies.

          I offer this glimpse into perspectives on some of the cultures of Turtle Island and how they were described by the colonists/missionaries as never allowing a neighbor to starve, not being beholden to any other human’s orders and able to live fulfilling lives (without an involuntary governance structure and without a centralized food production/distribution system) in the hopes it might offer us the chance to take an honest look in the mirror and ask ourselves:

          “If the way our modern society is structured and how people prioritize selfishness and greed is not human nature, but rather is learned and conditioned behavior, how can we begin to de-program ourselves and nurture a more equitable, abundant, charitable and magnanimous society?”

          I will not say that planting a garden and sharing the excess seeds and crops one produces with neighbors and strangers is The Answer.. but it is a good place to start.

          What do you think? 🙂

      • I see your perspective of living ones life in the moment at hand since our time (in this lifetime) is limited irrespective of what may happen tomorrow (maybe my life will end in a completely unexpected way, etc.). Even if none of our worst case situations happens, I may accidentally trip and fall hit my head and die. Maybe I’ll have a head on collision on the road, someone swerves out in front of me, etc. Perhaps I have an AVM and have a sudden stroke? Some things are outside of my control and completely unrelated to what the government does or does not do. So, how do I make the most of my time I have left?

        It’s a very good question which should be considered since mortality is a fact of life.

        • @cu.h.j

          Thank you for your vivid, illustrative and insightful comment regarding asking ourselves how we want to spend the moments we have left in this life.

          I remember when I was a little kid at the beach our family frequented I was building elaborate sandcastles (with multiple turret towers, moats and all sorts of decorative stones and sticks) and noticed how the one I built the day before would get destroyed by the bigger kids or weather and I contemplated whether or not it was worth it to keep building them (given the inevitability of their destruction).

          I came to the conclusion that the process of building them and appreciating them in the moment was worthy of my time in and of itself (regardless of the fact that they would not last).

          I strive to live from that same state of mind to this day (whether it is when I am planting a garden, building a persons hardscape with stone or building a relationship with a neighbor through random acts of kindness).

      • I think it might be a good idea to do both, perhaps not hiding out, but having precious metals and crypto might be useful in addition to a garden and egg laying chickens to start for people who can implement this. Learn about plants and how to hunt.

        There are multiple strategies to try to prepare for an uncertain future. Having some means of self defense IMO is also useful. Sharing and generosity is great but recognition of boundaries and healthy expectations for collaboration is also important.

        A grounded multi faceted approach is probably more pragmatic. I think starting some type of garden is important in many ways, even if only to get in touch with nature and part of a meditative process. I’m not very skilled in that regard, but can implement the basics.

        • @cu.h.j

          “I think it might be a good idea to do both”

          I agree, and I do just that.

          My emphasis on the innate value of the act of planting and tending a regenerative garden does not negate that hard assets or digital assets can also have value and practical applications in some situations.

          “Having some means of self defense IMO is also useful. Sharing and generosity is great but recognition of boundaries and healthy expectations for collaboration is also important.”

          Again, I agree. I am not a pacifist. Neither were the various Turtle Island peoples who I provided a “cultural cross section” and brief description of above.

          They may have not allowed neighbors to go hungry, homeless nor unclothed when they were in need, but they also did not take abuse lying down and were actively involved in cultivating the capacity to defend their families against raids from less peaceful neighboring tribes.

          They may have failed to defend themselves against the biological warfare (small pox infected blanket gifts from the Jesuit priests), chemical warfare (flooding their communities with whiskey to weaken their bodies, minds and resolve), wars of attrition (killing off the buffalo and crippling other food sources to starve them and weaken their cultural foundation) and viscous/merciless kinetic warfare (muskets and cannons unloaded on villages filled with people sleeping in their teepees and long houses) which were visited upon them by the invading, methodical, imperialistic Europeans, but that certainly does not mean they did not try or were defenseless.

          As the quotes from various peoples who called what is now called “Canada” home which I shared above illustrated, while their cultures may have not allowed people in their community to go hungry or homeless, they were not so easily duped by the so called “generosity” of the missionaries that said they were there to “save” the “savages” from “sin”. They saw right through those lies and called them out. Such are the innate intuitive abilities that are developed within those who acknowledge and nurture a connection with their eternal spiritual self (through what ever tradition may work for the individual).

          The healthy boundary between generosity/sharing and being taken advantage of is always clear to the one who takes time to nurture their spirit and trust their heart for guidance.

          If one acknowledges and nurtures their spirit and listens to their heart they need not fear for seeing through elusive/disingenuous words to the truth of the matter and to perceive the true intent of an individual in any situation comes naturally.

          Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your thoughts.

          I look forward to hearing how your garden goes this spring! 🙂

      • Thanks Gavinm,
        Yea, I had seen it. I had been following the tribulations of Berkey with the EPA stuff around the get-go.
        EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) puts a whole new meaning to the word “Protection”. …as in Protection Racket for industry and governmental agendas.

        By the way, you and others made this Corbett Report
        Community Gardens – #SolutionsWatch a very RICH Thread of informational comments. Thanks!

        • @HRS

          Can you suggest any solid alternatives to Berkey?

          I am glad you appreciated the content on the Community Gardens thread. I really appreciated your anecdotes about building good will with neighbors.

          I will be participating in a conference called R-Future next week and will have an opportunity to engage with some veterans in the community garden organizing/designing and installing realms so I will inquire with them about any pro-tips and additional resources and share them in the comments section after.

          • Water Filters

            [For Oklahoma – see Andrew Hoffman #SolutionsWatch 2023 Review
            PS – Because many Oklahomans don’t have their 3rd Grade diploma, Andrew offers a picture book and crayons.]

            There are some interesting YouTube videos on people who flush out their Berkey filters and reuse them.
            Silver is what red-flagged the Berkey. As we all know, silver has anti-microbial properties. Throwing a 99.99 piece of silver into the water bowl of any filter brand may be of help.
            Throwing a piece of the mineral Dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate) in with the silver may help bring in some mineral content.

            EWG – Environmental Working Group
            In July, 2023, EWG recommended water filters for PFAS “forever chemicals”.
            The Berkey was one.
            (My speculation is that this prompted the government to go after the Berkey. The EPA, the Dental Lobby and industry hate EWG.)

            Often “NSF Certified” is recommended on filters, even by EWG. NSF is compromised, and they are used as an offical arm of the EPA to ‘certify’ Hydrofluorosilcic Acid as suitable to consume.

            I think that distillers can be viable.

            Melissa Gallico does a good job. If you can filter out fluoride, most other bad crap goes too.
            The Best Water Filters for Filtering Fluoride

            Melissa Gallico’s “Raisin Conspiracy” is an interesting read.

            • I was under the impression that there was a claim at the Berkey filter’s ability to remove viruses and microorganisms that caused the EPA suit. EPA said that this claim puts the product in the pesticide class. There is a separate Fluoride removal filter.

              Replacement filter can be purchased from Boroux – who makes no claims that will flag the EPA.

    • By top grade journalist Dr. Brenda Baletti
      Coming Jan. 13: ‘Fluoride on Trial’ Documentary Exposes 70 Years of Censored Science
      In “Fluoride on Trial: The Censored Science on Fluoride and Your Health,”
      a new documentary airing on CHD.TV Saturday, Jan. 13, attorney Michael Connett and Children’s Health Defense’s Mary Holland expose the long history of government and industry suppression of scientific research revealing the toxic effects of fluoride, particularly on children.

      Read the article and…

  4. I think you should discuss Q anon psy op and Operation Trust used to pacify the population. Good article on it here:

    I also think you should do show on Saudi Arabia & UAE joining BRICs. How do you have petrodollar without SA? Thus I think more crazy stuff are going to happen this year because of this.

    Third, do show on how the massive # of illegal immigration can help create the North American Union (NAU). They won’t have allegiance to US so they would be more amenable for this to happen. When the European countries became part of the EU, they were given a time limit to convert their currency to Euros. Now try to get any $ for the former currency–it is quite difficult. Thus it made their former $ worthless.

    • Interesting suggestions. I’m really surprised that the Q phenomenon is still around after nothing happened that was supposed to happen. But many people believe what they want to believe. Some truths are too hard to take. Also, many people want someone else to do the work. The people in power understand how to manipulate psychological weaknesses. They understand logic and facts are not enough to change minds.

      I’m starting to understand JC’s view of how some problems are created to serve more than one purpose. The immigration issue IMO does this. It will compel people to want digital ID or more of the biosecurity enslavement. It also causes division and antagonism in host populations causing scaricity or the perception of scarcity and xenophobia. It can also serve as a cover for potential terrorism by the state.

      I think in a free society, immigration might not even be an issue. If someone trespasses on private property or enters a closed community and acts with bad intentions, there will be consequences. But the fact is that we don’t live in a free society. We live in a socialist country with dependent people who’s quality of life is diminished by immigration. So what are the solutions?

      Anyway, your comment provides good food for thought.

  5. Human Behavior and Executive Functions
    Is it getting better or is it getting worse?

    …or a “no trend” in neither direction?

    • Hey Tex,
      Excellent question. I assume for I can only guess it relates to the dozen or so comments North of yours. Let’s break it down. Starting with your declaration
      By “executive functions” being separated by ‘and’ from “human behavior “. Not clear here. If I substitute “by” for the word and then I know what you intend. You wrap your hammers in velvet.
      Ok,moving on to your next line which is a question. The answer is dependent on, but obscured by the velvet wrapper placed there by the “and” not a ” by”. “And…too vague for this crowd. So let me ‘hep ya’ straight up Homie, not that this crowd doesn’t get confused by speaking Texican. WORSE!
      Then last of all, the double negative ” no” and “neither” in your final burp. The sign of a true statistical LBJ egghead. I suggest changing the Texican straw of “neither” for some English alfalfa of “either”. The ” n ” word is confusing here and without the Book of Translations, Texican to American we English speakers can’t appreciate the true kindness gentlemen who wrap their hammers in velvet are.

      • I like the phrase you used, “wrap your hammers in velvet.”

        I apparently understand “Texican” and was thinking something similar when I came across HRS’s post.

        • Oh! How I wish I had been with GBW in his old High School English classroom.
          I bet he could dish out a great ear whipping for those who disrespected the game of Golf.

        • jo-ann,
          What can I say but thank you,great minds think alike. However I don’t understand Texican without consulting the Texican book of Translations.
          Homie, it would a been a bust, I was deaf,dumb and blind in high school and nowhere near the level you and your brothers where in rooting tootin West Texas. I think something was in the water here. My English teacher was lecturing us DD&B kids on the number of pregnant girls in our school and thought there may be something in the air. I had to open my mouth, I said ” yeah! Legs”. That got my butt warmed up with that special kinda pure love English teachers had for us with mouths and no English brains… I shoulda said it in a foreign language…Texican.

            • P.S. HRS, I sometimes seriously wonder about a bot infection.

              • 🙂
                I’m laughing hard!

              • joe-ann,
                I mus say, what? I assume you are from somewhere else. Not the mid-west. You are wonderfully intelligent but you seem unaware of local history and custom. That you surprise me.What? Yes ” bot” a regional slang for bottle.. That esplains Texas.
                Some time after the Alamo to alleviate diseases and infections President Houston decreed,cause he was great friends with a bunch of Tennessee Volunteers to fill the rivers and streams with whiskey. Ol’ om ,eh Tex here is a diving duck. Don’t have a bot. Can’t swim but still jumps in,goes to the bottom and drinks his self up most ever’day.
                I see by your p.s. jingle you certainly do understand Texican crack quack like a native. God must love Texas cause even the rain tastes like Tennessee mash some days. I can’t imagine the chaos a bot infection would have on those who own bottles. You got me there,maybe, I’lI check the great book to see if I cipher you correctly. Glad you crack up sometimes.

    • I don’t know. What times are you comparing? Humanity has had some dark times. If we compare the Spanish Inquisition to now, I’d say executive functioning is about the same. I am not a history buff and my knowledge of history is sadly inadequate but I do know there were times where child labor and poor sanitation were common. This exists today in some places, horrible conditions. Maybe it’s similar except now the stakes are higher. Good question and excellent food for thought.

  6. I will use the chance and post here links from papers about the CTMU theory from Chris Langan (you can experience him here, for example: The CTMU is tautologically true. Reality is a coupling of the intension of reality and the extension of reality: R = R_int | R_ext. The intension is a universal syntax of identification, the extension is the set of all different elements of reality. Every element of R_ext is an instance of R_int, and every instance of R_int is an element of R_ext.The intension of reality includes all properties and formal or abstract structures in terms of which all real objects, relations, and processes are identified in reality. Reality can also be described as a global self-identification operator. Existence and identification+intelligibility are coupled in reality. The CTMU is important because humanity can only survive and prosper as long as enough humans actually understand and conform to reality. The CTMU addresses the problem of Parasitic Divergence: The CTMU describes reality as a self-simulation: The CTMU shows what QM is missing: The CTMU advances language theory:

  7. Snow day today!
    Time to learn something
    Many here already know about the importance of integrity, morals and ethics. Many know James Corbett, G.Edward Griffith, and like minded people who share the truth with a consistency of the rising sun.
    I know of a fine fellow in Eugene Oregon trying to maintain those lofty qualities I just mentioned.
    Joshua Parker of Health Harmonics, Knowing the Truth and some other new adventures he is working on for the betterment of man.
    Hope you enjoy his efforts for they have always fallen somewhere between James and G.Edward.

    Hope it can help awaken those friends of your who suffer from the Medical Industrial Complex. Please check out his store, he has many healthful things.

    • I just bought apricot seeds before I read this post. What a crazy synchronicity! If anyone hasn’t read “World Without Cancer” by G. Edward Griffin, I highly recommend it. It goes deep into the scientific research behind Vitamin B17 and Laetrile Therapy as cancer treatment and prevention, as well as the Rockefeller-funded suppression of the research.

      • Gundy,
        If I may use a Texican phrase from the book of Translations.

  8. RePlatform – possible solutions?

    Excerpt from Steve Kirsch’s Newsletter on Substack:
    RePlatform: The Freedom Economy Convention, taking place from March 8-10th in Las Vegas. This initiative, brought to you by the team behind Defeat the Mandates and the Covid Litigation Conference, combines a trade show and conference showcasing the most innovative startups in banking, tech, financial payment systems, healthcare, food & farming, consumer goods, education, media, and B2B services. These innovations are crucial to safeguard our ability to conduct business freely, immune from the threats of Corporate Cancel Culture.

    “RePlatform is not another complain-a-thon or a conservative pep rally. It’s a gathering of classical liberals, social conservatives, red-pilled Democrats, tech libertarians, and populists, all converging to ignite the innovation necessary to build an UnCanceled America.”

    TONIGHT (9pm ET) on Spaces/X
    “Tonight, Defeat the Mandates will host a Space on X (Twitter) at 9pm ET | 6pm PT, to dive into what the Parallel Economy entails, its trajectory, its potential benefits for all, and some notable disagreements within it.”

    • @jo-ann

      If the “re-platforming” hinges on the whims of a transhumanist billionaire that bought a social media platform and likes to launch a bunch of messy microwave emitting satellites into orbit it does not sound like a very reliable platform to stand on in my opinion.

      I do appreciate the link and info though.

      • I believe the Space on X meetings are just discussing what parallel economies would entail. The actual RePlatform convention is to be held in Las Vegas in person only. I checked out the site when I made my original post and they didn’t have many speakers or vendors listed on the site at that time.

  9. Hi All. I finally made the time over the break to listen to some Media Monarchy sessions (I know, super late to that party). NewWorldNextWeek may be a dirty martini, but the gin and dry vermouth are also refreshing on their own. Is MM the gin?

    Latest MM post:

  10. Japan Stock Market Index (JP225) – The Nikkei hit highest point in 33 years!

    5:19 minute mark – QUEUED – Wednesday January 10, 2024
    Gareth Soloway says:
    “I want to just give you guys a little bit of a cool news update. The Nikkei last night hit the highest point in 33 years, above 34,000. So again, think about this: The Nikkei has not been above 34,000 in 33 years. It’s not at an all-time high yet. It still has to go, I think, to about 37,000, somewhere in there. I’ll take a look at the chart, maybe a little bit later if we have time, but again very interesting to kind of take note of.”

    Even if you have no interest in stocks, commodities, trading and the markets, I encourage people to watch further. Insights into the insanity of valuations and the system itself become apparent.
    “Own your situation,” says Gareth.

    Every weekday morning before market open, Gareth Soloway gives a 20 minute “Game Plan”.
    These are exhilarating and extremely educational…for everyone; investor/trader or not.

  11. Please voice your dissent to the takeover of U.S. public property (and eventually private property) by Wall Street and foreign interests. Comments due January 18th. I know NACs have been covered on this site before (see Blackrock articles).

    Proposed Rule Change to Amend the NYSE Listed Company Manual to Adopt Listing Standards for Natural Asset Companies

    View comments here:

  12. I find this fascinating. After the thousands of hours of reading and listening I’ve done since 2020, I had never come accross this information – the link between snake venom and spike proteins. AND what that means in so many ways. Anyone know this guy (Bryan Ardis)? Comments? Did you know? Etc. “ANTIDOTE – Explosive Truth, Origin and Antidote of Covid 19”

    • I have seen this matter mentioned previosly during the past few years and, while I haven’t deal with this material, people who do bring the issue forward seem to build a plausible scenario that would act as an alternative to the germ theory, in form of poisioning.

      Whoch, the word “virus” actually sands for – poison. Funny how some things work out.

  13. Believe it or not, I miss Facebook. I loved posting stuff so people could find it and follow what I was reading and watching; I loved following my friends’ train of thoughts and learning, also. Haven’t gone for a year now, and I recently sent a message to my redpilled FB friends announcing the retirement of my FB account and to please join me on * *. A few did, most are not willing to either leave FB or run 2 profiles on 2 different platforms. So here’s my invitation to you all and James, perhaps a SolutionsWatch episode on social media alternatives? (hmmm… maybe it exists? I’ve only been a member here for… less than a year?

    • What an excellent suggestion! He did one on the website “Unjected” but that seems more of a dating website and they had to re-do their website and accounts were wiped out.

      I would love to know what other alternatives are out there, recommended by this community. I’ll check out your suggestion though.

      I don’t use FB any more. The problem with it is having all of ones data given freely to the PTSNB and it can be used against us, including our face.

      Facial recognition is being used to track people and who knows what else in the future. If they have our data, it can be used in ways to try to enslave us. So I have been very hesitant to even put much out on alternative platforms, especially my face.

    • @Vée ElleBée

      Regarding Fascistbook / META

      I wrote an article a while back that explores some of the ways through which that platform is weaponized. I explore how facebook is not simply a product created by a corporation for advertising, as many are led to believe (and certainly is not about facilitating online socializing) rather, its core purpose is behavior modification (with tertiary functions of data mining and mass surveillance). It is also a platform that was designed specifically to be addictive.

      Here is a link to the article:

      In the article I explore how the internet is both a blessing as a curse. On the one hand, it gives us access to knowledge and technology that improves our lives, but on the other hand, it’s an addictive and dangerous mind-control tool that can be exploited to influence your choices and manipulate your thinking.

    • More Pertinent links and info:

      Sean Parker, Chamath Palihapitiya – Facebook is ‘Ripping Apart Society’:

      “If the thought process that went into building these applications—Facebook being the first of them to really understand it—that thought process was all about “How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?” And that means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever, and that’s gonna get you to contribute more content and that’s gonna get you more likes and comments. So it’s a social validation feedback loop. I mean it’s exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you’re exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology. And I think that we—the inventors/creators, you know, it’s me, it’s Mark, it’s Kevin Systrom at Instagram, it’s all of these people—understood this consciously and we did it anyway.” – Sean Parker (from “Facebook Exploits Human Vulnerability (We Are Dopamine Addicts)”

      Why social media bosses don’t use social media:

    • @Vée ElleBée

      I am on Liberty.

      You can find me via:

      The Solari Report has its own (non-AI algorithm censored) social media setup for paid subscribers which is great, but subscriptions are expensive.

      • Thank you for everything Gavinn and cu.h.j. I appreciate the companionship in deep dives!

  14. There are two great conferences coming up next week which are free to stream on line.

    Both will be convergences of problem solvers and will present a plethora of actionable solutions that can help us to become our best selves, build resilience in our communities and increase our health as we head towards uncertain times.

    First up is 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫-𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝟓 : 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (JANUARY 17-21, 2024)

    Here is the line up/schedule


    Secondly the 4th annual 𝐑-𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 (𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞) conference. (January 16th-20th)

    You can find more info in the link below.

    Yours truly will be presenting a talk on the 18th. In the presentation I explore my pathway to find permaculture, apply it in my garden and embrace the permaculture ethical compass on a path to regenerate my heart, mind and spiritual connection, creating a solid foundation to stand on as I work to regenerate the soil and ecosystems around me.

    With regards to how my efforts to strive to live by the permaculture ethical compass has been important in my life during the last 3 years I talk about how my decision to speak out on the realities of the systemic corruption in government during the scamdemic and allow my moral compass to guide me may have resulted in some relationships ending, but it also guided me to connect with new people and form more meaningful relationships with people more aligned with my ethical priorities and interests.

    I hope to see some of you Corbetteers in the comments section on R-Future and look forward to engaging in the live Q&A panels.

    • I’m sure you’ll do an excellent presentation, Gavin. You’ll certainly over prepare and then just steam roll it.

      • @mkey

        Thanks my friend! 🙂

        It will be interesting to see if any of my fellow A.P.S.O. alumni or the one or two lecturers (out of 50 plus) from the course (who turned their back on me part way through my crowdfunding campaign for my book years ago and called me a “conspiracy theorist” for calling out the totalitarian scamdemic policies, asking for refunds on their kickstarter pledges) will react aversely to my presentation. There were only maybe a dozen of my classmates (out of over a thousand) that went full on covidian cult mode, 4 or 5 of them asked for refunds on my kickstarter and posted public comments attempting to discourage others from funding my book, so they were outliers in that particular permaculture community/learning space, but still their betrayal did sting a bit. I doubt they will have the audacity to repeat their insults and attacks on my character at this conference (in the comments section or during live Q&A) given all the evidence that has come to light and given the fact they are an extreme minority in the group, but who knows, it could get interesting! 🙂

        When it comes to the food/medicine cultivation, food forest design and book publication side of my presentation I am confident in the subject matter I will be addressing, but I will be presenting among several heavy weight veterans that have authored best selling books so it is a little intimidating in that sense.

        Nevertheless I look forward to engaging with that community and the audience and I appreciate your vote of confidence.

        • Advantage that anyone who speaks the truth has over those who lie is that they do not have to work nearly as hard. Lies and mind bending gymnastics are one tough exercise.

  15. Attorney Aaron Siri (Informed Consent Action Network) wins FOIA lawsuit against CDC.
    United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk’s cut-the-bullshit ruling will expose what the CDC knew about vaccine injuries. Kacsmaryk speaks Texican and several other languages.
    When the Covid jabs rolled out, gung-ho vaccine lovers could voluntary sign up for the V-Safe program.
    The V-Safe Program offered a series of boxes which only described mediocre symptoms which then could be marketed in order to hype how wonderful this new gene therapy is. Periodically, injected people could check the appropriate box if one applied.
    However, there was a brief 25 word limit Comment Box on the V-Safe form.
    While the box-check data has already been released, the CDC has been fighting to keep these comments a secret.

    This FOIA win was covered on The Highwire. [“The Highwire” Episode 354: INDOCTRINATED – Thursday January 11, 2024]
    However, Del Bigtree continuously interrupted Aaron Siri and would give his own loud rendition of what went down.
    This caused another big crack on my large screen TV as I was throwing objects at the screen while yelling for Del Bigtree to shut up. …and my renter’s insurance won’t cover it.

    Aaron Siri SUBSTACK
    V-Safe Part 10: Federal Judge Orders CDC to Make Public 7.8 Million V-safe Free-Text Entries Within 12 Months

    • Homie !
      Great news you layout here. I hope people have the time to get into the weeds of Siri’s press releases and legal work.
      Like this;
      Sorry about your TV. Everyday we discover the depths of the Controlled Media.
      Good effort here, very sobering.
      I really enjoyed reading the quotes of JFK, Sen. Mcain.

      • GBW,
        The effects of global warming will certainly impact your area by MLK Day (1/15) on Monday.
        Gotta luv that Alberta wind to go along with it.
        Will ya be on the golf course Sunday?

        • Hey Tex, no golf till the Chelsea Golf Association Dust-up in the Dessert. Los Vegas Jan31&Feb.1st.
          The news from New Hampshire got my attention. Delivered in a new format recently introduced, thank you Dane for keeping it short., about 2 minutes of anyone’s time.
          The mining of climate capitalism is rich. Like health care, you don’t make money by curing anything. That outcome is reserved for those who deserve it. Climate capitalism has the same mod-a-operindi. Good weather is reserved for those who deserve it. Calgary clippers sail into town and creates Billions in disaster business,as I know you know. Will the pipes freeze and the grid goes down in Texas when it dips to 10°f.? We are conditioned north of the Red and is nothing new. You guys are a prime target .
          So maybe Texas will adopt New Hampshires attitude if it comes to pass. We’ll see, I will continue to pray for all you Texicans for warm underwear so your horses don’t suffer cold shoulders. I once came across a cowboy on a horse just outside Decalb, Tx. whose saddlehorn was facing the tail. What’s up with that I ask, he sez ” it’s not where I’m going but where I bin.” That was when I realized I needed a translator. This Texican book of Translation was acquired soon thereafter.
          { Meaning: once you been in Oklahoma you realize you’re going nowhere in Texas.}

          • QFC,
            How do you feel about property rights that extend from your lands boundy , vertically into infinity.
            Get out of my airspace!
            Rhoade Island tried this but went nowhere fast. Their airspace is miniscule compared to New Hampshire.
            Imagine the airspace of Texas potentially protected from the madness of those who spray this shit down on us. This halt in spraying should be at the top of the agenda for it is top of the piramid of evil.

    • Del routinely interrupts during the Jackson report as well. Annoying habit of many podcasters that I attribute to lack of professional training, but Del should know better, having been in employed in a TV talk show.

  16. Hello beautiful humans.

    I don’t post often, and am mostly a lurker – so thanks to those regular posters and anyone who may reply to this one but I wanted to share a little victory. I’m a librarian and the profession became obsessed with the “dangers” of “misinformation” during COVID passing it off as “information literacy.” Much to the tune of Corbett’s recent “Conspiracy Theory Test” video.

    Anyway, I recently got the opportunity to rebut an absurdly written article by one of the mucky mucks at the American Library Association. Here’s her article, and the Amnesty International article she cites:

    The Good Fight: – magazine page 5 (page 7 in viewer)

    Amnesty Int’l article:

    My rebuttal: magazine pages 6-7 (pages 8-9 in viewer)

    I don’t like the ALA, but gotta give credit where credit is due. My initial rebuttal had a lot more snark, but the soul of my message remains intact. Cheers!

    • Interesting. Amnesty International seems to be arguing for both freedom of speech and for suppression of “misinformation.”

      • Yup! Precisely my beef. “Won’t someone do something about Russia?” “Hey, U.S. could you do what Russia was doing?”

    • @Cruciverb

      Thank you for doing your part to embody honesty and integrity.

      Through your resolute decision to embody truth and courage within a sea of lies, fear and capitulation to propaganda you are choosing to be like an imaginal cell within the chrysalis of our metamorphosing civilization.

      I feel blessed that one of our local librarians attended a meeting where I spoke about the importance of decentralizing our food/medicine production, saving seed and refusing to capitulate to totalitarian government edicts as she approached me afterwards to ask if I would be interested in donating a copy of my book to our local library.

      Now anyone who goes there has the opportunity to read my book and get a glimpse of a perspective on regenerative food cultivation, government corruption and what it means to be human that is not offered within the conventional ‘education’ system.

      Thank you for all that you do to accomplish similar small miracles in your neck of the woods.

      • Thank you for generating the knowledge that needs to be shared! A public library is a great milieu for folks to discover your work. I commend the librarian as well for not being afraid to offer the information. In my view the core of librarianship is offering many points of view and allowing patrons to come to their own conclusions.

        Lately there’s been a push to transform librarianship into political activism because of all this anti-racist DEI nonsense to the point where librarians are trying to steer patrons toward their Truth and away from scary conspiracy theories, what they deem as “hate speech” and “bigotry”. It makes me sad that on one hand they say they stand for the first amendment and constitutionally protected speech, yet treat the profession with antiseptic when it comes to their definitions of wrongthink.

        • @Cruciverb

          If you think your community would benefit from having a copy of my book in your library (and you want to try and bypass all the red tape and slow motion bureaucratic piles of forms that are typically required to get a book into a library) to sneak a copy of my book in, I am willing to donate a copy for the cause 🙂

          • Thanks @Gavin!

            I appreciate your offer. I’ll keep it in mind when we do some collection development 😀

  17. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Leads a Hearing on Injuries Caused By COVID-19 Vaccines: Part II

    I watched it live-streaming and thought it was very good. The two hours went by quickly. I recommend folks listen. (Some slides were shown but the screen content was not clearly visible.)

    Basically they said ALL mRNA technology is unsafe – whether in human or livestock vaccines and vaccines administered via produce. They talked about inability of the body to clear the mRNA or stop the production of spike protein, and the toxicity of the spike protein throughout the body. Also covered the DNA contamination and resulting potential cancer risks. Spoke about doctors being fearful to speak up, and the scientific journal publishing bias caused by gatekeepers (university departments, journal editors, etc.).

    The committee agreed that US health agencies have been notified of harms. The fact that they keep pushing the contaminated and outdated vaccines, especially to children, shows malevolence, not ignorance. They spoke briefly about the WHO Agreement and amendments, and how all democrat party members are in favor.

    • Part I – Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Leads a Hearing on Injuries Caused By COVID-19 Vaccines (special witnesses Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Kimberly Biss, and atty. Thomas Renz) (2 hr 50 min)

  18. Gonzalo Lira, the far right youtuber, is dead. Likely murdered. Not because he was far right, but because he was imprisoned (for speech) and supposedly repeatedly beaten, then his severe illness was left ignored for months and finally he died due to severe edema.

    Which for me personally is quite incredibly syncronyistic as just some 8 hours previously I was doing some maintenance of my local archives and I ran into a screenshot of Gonzalo’s twatter post about his impending death as he was on Zelensky hit list.

    • thanks @mkey. I, like so many people, am gutted by this news. I shall have to rally my strengths to cope.

  19. @Gavinm:

    On an older comment section from 2020, the injection fraud episode, you asked me,

    “Have you heard of V2K tech? It is not a myth and that tech has come a long way since it was invented”

    No, I have never heard of it, so I did a very cursory internet search. V2K means “voice to skull” microwave technology that involves using microwaves to cause a target to hear voices inside their head.

    I was not able to find any scholarly studies on it so far but will continue to look. I did find something on how to jam this here:

    Knowing that this exists is good but I don’t know how effective this actually is in the real world. I can’t find anything to verify validity of actually working at a distance. I just don’t know.

    I do know that hearing voices and being delusional are different phenomena. How would one know if they were going crazy or being targeted by V2K?

    I have found that people who are delusional cannot see another point of view, where people who are being targeted probably can. It may be possible to find out if it is likely they are a target of this type of tech or it is in fact something else. A person could try to use logic to find out. For example, people with tinnitus can hear music, sounds and maybe even voices but they know it is not coming from their mind. People with schizophrenia cannot.

    • People who are genuinely delusional due to mental illness or drugs often have a slow progression and also have other symptoms like disorganized thought process and changes in mood as well.

      A person could ask themselves “why would I be targeted?” or an observer would ask themselves this, “would this person be a target and why?”. What’s more likely?

      For example a person who has inside knowledge or is a person of interest who suddenly starts hearing voices may think that they are being targeted by this technology and be able to find out if they indeed are. A person who is not a person of interest, a random meth addict for example who has no inside information and also has rigid delusions is probably just going crazy because of drugs or some other cause.

      As I mentioned there is a difference between auditory hallucinations and delusions. People with mental illness or drug induced psychosis often have both. Auditory hallucinations don’t include disorganized thinking. If thinking is left intact, they can determine if they are a target and try to block the technology. Or if they have tinnitus could find out if that is the cause. Most types of tinnitus are related to internal ear problems as far as I know.

      Anyway, just some thoughts. Also, perhaps the PTSNB could hype this technology to make people paranoid. Sort of like the “cognitive infiltration” idea.

      I suspect that some of the tech that is hyped is more hype than anything else. But I can be wrong.

      • cu.h.j
        You have a most curious mind. On this subject did you look at Camille’s videos on Poppy Crum, nazi phd.
        Site: crum. I think there are quite a few.
        Lots a Patents on mind control. Control the mind and you control all the rest of being. IMO the phycologists and psychiatrists are the most evil of the white coated priesthood .

        • I’ll check it out. I agree with you about the power of mind control. Many psychiatrists and psychologists are strange. I’ve had bouts of severe depression and sought help from them. I have though met some very kind people in these professions who genuinely want to help people suffering and have no desire to control people.

          The good ones I have found are few and far between. In fact, the good ones are able to see outside of their own biases and dogmatic training. Some just use some tools in the western medicine tool kit that may help if the person wants to try them but does not push their clients to do anything they don’t want to do. They should also encourage the client/patient to learn for themselves and make informed decisions.

          I think JC had a psychiatrist on his show that sounded like a good doctor.

          I’ll check out the website!

    • @cu.h.j

      “How would one know if they were going crazy or being targeted by V2K?”

      I imagine the only way to discern the difference between the two would be to have access to means of perceiving reality which are beyond the ‘jurisdiction’ of the brain and human technology.

      In other words, if V2K (and similar systems such as HSS and HBM) target and manipulate the perception of the brain, the only way to discern what is real and what is imagined/artificially projected is from the perspective of the soul or spirit (which exists outside the range of influence of manmade tech).

      Intuition, heart centered ways of seeing and learning to tap into the knowing of the part of ourselves that existed before we came into these bodies, and will continue to exist after they cease to function, is the only reliable defense against such technologies in any and all situations.

      • It’s sort of like knowing the difference between a dream and reality. I know the difference even when I’m dreaming. Maybe some people can’t tell, I don’t know.

        I don’t know enough about how these things work to give a well thought out opinion on the matter but I do know that the human brain and mind is extremely complex, a sort of black box.

        I am pretty confident that a person who is grounded psychologically and physically could know if they were actually being targeted by this tech. I’m not sure having spiritual connection or spiritual beliefs would be necessary or sufficient to know what’s going on. I don’t know how anyone who meditates could believe we are only material beings, but some might. Perhaps being more of a skeptic and questioning one’s own perceptions may allow someone to discern.

        I mean theoretically, if a person was a target of this type of tech, the aggressor would already know something about the person and use that against the target.

        I’ve heard sounds in my ears before, ringing tinnitus sounds and even twice heard a voice out loud at night. It did not seem to come from inside my head. It scared me and I thought hmmm maybe it’s a ghost or I was dreaming or a glitch in my temporal lobes?? It didn’t persist so I wasn’t bothered by it and am okay not knowing exactly what it was.

        • @cu.h.j

          I think that dream/vs non dream is a good analogy. Though some of these technologies can also elicit very real pain in one’s nerve endings, so besides discerning whether or not sounds/images are technologically projected and artificial or imagined, one would also have to account for the fact that the pain can feel very real.

          I had a friend that worked doing contracts for the US military in the R&D sector, he told me that when we was interfacing with the recon and special forces groups, they used such technology quite sparingly (only on high value targets) but that he felt that may change once they get more satellites online and hand over the reins of the targeting and calibration systems to A.I. algorithms (allowing for more wide spread targeting of so called “low priority or ‘low threat level’ targets as well).

          One of the instances he described where an upgraded version of V2K was used in a combat situation was when the US was storming into Iraq after the false flag op in New York in 2001. He described how key officers were targeted by both ground based and aerial deployments of arrays that used that tech to make them hear voices in their heads. He said it was customized to make them think they were hearing the voice of Allah telling them to surrender.

          The army has since distanced itself from discussing such tech publicly.

          Based on what he tells me now (and based on what another guy that works for the Armed Forces here in Canada as an electronic warfare specialist told me) they have since created more advanced integrations of that tech that make you seeing things as well as hearing them. They both said that covert operators are given training to become resistant (or at least able to tell when they are being targeted by said tech) which gives me the impression that one could theoretically conceivably learn how to know when they are being targeted (without any kind of soul level spiritual awareness having to be involved).

          I know some people that meditate purely for the physiological benefits (cardiovascular health and anti-aging effects on other cells) and are not even aware of their own spiritual self/soul. So I agree there are definitely different kinds of meditation and they are used for different things.

  20. Mindset for better brain function – “hippocampus neurogenesis” – Dr. Nichael Nehls

    Michael Nehls, M.D., Ph.D. is interviewed by Del Bigtree in “Episode-354—Indoctrinated” on Thursday January, 11, 2024
    QUEUED Video at 1:28:30—Indoctrinated:8?t=5310

    Mentioned are:
    “hippocampus neurogenesis” (brain neurons being regenerated)
    autobiographical memory
    What is needed to keep “hippocampus neurogenesis” functioning well.
    Being strongly interested, curious about things, having an ability to take risks and to embark on noble adventures, seeking understanding and learning new things, — All these are interwoven into “hippocampus neurogenesis”.
    Proper rest, a positive outlook and pleasantries, exercise, nutrition and de-stressing play a strong role in supporting brain function.
    At the end of the interview, the societal solution is: “Activism and Dissemination to the Broad Public.”
    With Knowledge comes Responsibility to get the word out. …and thus shaping our environment.

    • @HRS

      Thanks for that, very intriguing stuff.

      Some of the topics I will be covering in my next book (from a dietary/herbalist approach) are neuroprotective, neuro-regenerative, mitochondrial-protective and mitochondrial-regenerative foods/herbs/fungi (and how to grow them regeneratively). These are physiological effects which are invigorated/stimulated and enhanced via specific compounds (which are present in some foods/herbs/fungi) that also relate to the processes involved with brain neurons being regenerated.

      I will be including foods/herbs/fungi in that book that have been shown to encourage increased levels both neurogenesis and synaptogenesis.

      One of the key processes that facilitates encouraging those regenerative processes to accelerate within the brain is inducing the specific differentiation of endogenously produced adult stem cells (aka “somatic stem cells”) into nerve cells.

      In my research I have found evidence that when certain neuro-regenerative/adult stem cell invigorating/stimulating foods, herbs and/or fungi are ingested while one also engages in the other activities, attitudes and perspectives you listed above (which support brain function) those brain regenerating processes are potentiated greatly.

      • Quick note:
        I have been reading studies about lead toxicity.
        Some herbs from India are contaminated with lead. It is an issue.
        A lot of rice contains lead (except for Lundberg)

        There is no safe level of lead.
        Everyone probably has lead in their body.

        • I didn’t know that. I occasionally eat basmati rice and other types of Indian foods. Isn’t there a way to chelate it out? Charcoal or something similar?

          I watched a documentary about cobalt toxicity from a artificial joint replacement. It was a documentary on medical devices on Netflix (when I used to have an account). It was actually a good documentary. I think it was called “the bleeding edge”

          Anyway, heavy metal toxicity can be a huge problem. Glad you brought it up.

          • @cu.h.j

            Here are some of the foods that can assist specifically with natural chelation (heavy metal detox):

            – cilantro

            – garlic

            – blueberries

            – lemon water

            – spirulina

            – chlorella

            – barley grass juice or powder

            – dulse (sea weed)

            – curry

            – green tea

            – tomatoes

            – fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi (containing probiotic organisms)

            –Maitake mushrooms

            –white pine needle (or spruce needle) tea

            — Tusli (aka “holy basil”)

            — echinacea tea/extract

            — any sulfur-rich vegetables (Sulfur-rich Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, cabbage, mustard greens, arugula, Bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, horseradish, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips, wasabi and watercress).

            It is worth noting that cilantro taken in conjunction with a blue green algae (like spirulina or chlorella) are among some of the most potent natural chelating foods in that list.


            FYI: Rice has the unfortunate ability of very effectively pulling arsenic out of contaminated waters/soils (and since humans do not have a very great track record for treating the Earth with respect) much of the rice available on the market today has pretty high levels of arsenic in it.

            Soaking the rice in water overnight and then rinsing well twice before cooking helps to leach out much of the lead and arsenic, but wild rice is your safest bet.

          • Getting the Lead out
            Trying to get lead out of the body could take a lifetime.
            It is attracted to bones and teeth, and gets incorporated into the matrix.
            As a person ages, the body ‘breaks down bone’ and rebuilds it. So, the lead may suddenly appear in the system again. When it reappears in the system, it may wreak havoc or get excreted or become re-incorporated into tissue or bone.

            Fluoride is the same way on staying in the body.
            Fluoride’s toxicity ranks with lead.

            Much of society’s mental health issues (general psychopathology, neuroticism, lack of conscientiousness, criminal behavior, etc.) is likely a consequence of early exposure to lead and/or other toxins.
            Bruce Lanphear’s Cincinnati Lead Study followed people for 3 decades.
            Early life lead exposure could predict future juvenile delinquency and arrests in young adults. “…early life lead ingestion remained detectable into the 3rd decade of life.”

            • @HRS

              Thanks for that info that is specific to Lead detox and persistence in the body.

              I will do some more in depth research on this as I am sure there are lesser known natural chelation processes and medicinal foods that can effectively get a significant amount out of the body, but for now I found this:


              From the “Conclusions and Perspectives” section of the study linked above:

              “We have summarised the literature on potential dietary supplements for Cd and Pb toxicity. Based on these published reports, we recommend that people who are at risk of exposure to toxic metals ensure a sufficient intake of essential elements and vitamins and enhance their consumption of vegetables and fruit (Figure 1). Some edible plants, such as tomatoes (rich in iron, calcium, selenium, zinc, vitamins B and C, quercetin and naringenin), berries (rich in essential elements, vitamin C, anthocyanin and catechin), onions (rich in selenium, quercetin and vitamins B and C), garlics (rich in sulphur-containing compounds, essential elements and vitamins C and E) and grapes (rich in vitamins, essential elements and anthocyanin) are of special importance as natural antagonists to Cd and Pb toxicity and should be consumed on a regular basis.

              While we have focused on the dietary strategies for treatment of heavy metal toxicity, intake of the suggested dietary regimes in people that are at high risk of Cd and Pb toxicity may be helpful in preventing these heavy metals from being absorbed in the body in the first place thus limiting or entirely preventing the exposure of these metals to body tissues.”

            • @HRS

              Also found this:


              Which stated “C. Snowdon found that in calcium-deficient rats given water containing lead, lead replaced the lacking calcium in bones and teeth. Studies on rats (by L.G. Lederer and F.C. Bing) and on pigs (by F.Hsu and colleagues at Cornell University) indicate that adequate dietary calcium prevents re-accumulation of lead in body tissues by reducing absorption of ingested lead from the intestinal tract. Such evidence supports the view that calcium protects both water and body tissues from lead contamination.”

              Which speaks to what you said regarding bones and teeth and highlights the importance of good calcium intake (which by extension means good vitamin D intake as well).

              It also stated:

              “herbs such as St Mary’s Thistle and Dandelion play a significant role in managing lead poisoning.

              Finally, the herb Red Clover, a traditional blood-cleansing herb, is reported to enable the body to eliminate heavy metals.”

        • @HRS

          This is very important to keep in mind.

          This is one of the reasons why I grow my own ginger and turmeric rather than buying it from India or China.

          Same for Ginkgo leaves.

          So many people talk about the health benefits of ‘superfoods’ but buy stuff from China or India etc (often in processed supplement form) getting a less bioavailable and often contaminated form of that food. This is why I advocate for growing one’s own medicine and food at home when ever possible.

          Yes glad you brought up rice, another thing with rice is the rice plant’s innate ability to hyperaccumulate arsenic. This is the case whether it is grown organically or conventionally.

          I mostly eat wild rice (which is a totally different species than most rice and so not contaminated to the same degree unless of course its growing environment is toxic).

          When I do eat brown, basmati or black rice I like to soak it over night and rinse well at the very least to leach out heavy metals but preferably I like to ferment it to make Dosa batter.

          This form of preparing rice is especially beneficial because of it’s ability to remove toxins and anti-nutrients from the rice (and other ingredients). The process of making Dosa batter is helpful for removing the arsenic in rice (and also effective at removing the anti-nutrients present in the rice bran). The process involves soaking (beginning to sprout), rinsing, grinding into a batter, fermenting the batter (much like sourdough) and cooking the fermented batter before eating. This process removes most of the arsenic and also removes 96% of the anti-nutrients like lectins and phytase (phytic acid) which are plant compounds that can interfere with the absorption of minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium.

          I also intent on tackling diets and foods that help with heavy metal detox on my next book.

        • Modified Citrus Pectin is also used to gently remove lead from the body.

          From the Pectasol web site:
          “PectaSol modified citrus pectin is proven to detox the body from toxic metals like mercury, lead, and arsenic without depleting essential minerals you need to stay healthy.”

          The site lists the clinical studies that support their claims:

    • @HRS

      One of the many powerful medicine trees I will be covering in that book is Ginkgo Biloba.

      I recently published an in depth article exploring that species, its ecological niche, potential in food forest design and it’s many medicinal benefits here:

      • This afternoon with my green smoothie from freshly cut Turnip Greens, I also included among other things, Ginkgo Biloba leaves.

        For over two decades I have been following the Dallas Dirt Doctor Howard Garrett.
        He is famous in our area and spoke before the Dallas City Council against fluoride in 2014/2015.

        • @HRS

          That is awesome! I have not tried it in a smoothie before. I usually just do tea or tincture.

          This winter I am going to explore extracting the beneficial compounds from the leaves via making a sort of brain power boosting Fire cider (with other nootropic herbs and fungi) and also going to experiment with using a salt brine to ferment herbs/spices along side ginkgo leaves so I can hopefully develop a probiotic extract version.

          Thanks for the link, i`ll check it out.

    • Homie!
      My hippo thanks you!🦛

    • What I found alarming is that the spike-shot is blocking the neurogenesis.
      This turns people into NPCs,
      unable to form an independent identity and
      unable to form an independent opinion.

    • Sounds like Charles has gone bonkers and should be put on the “climate deniers” list, if not on it already.

      • @mkey

        haha! Yes, I think he does describe him self as a “conventional climate change narrative skeptic” at some point in the book.

        What part in particular leads to you conclude he is “bonkers”?

        I personally am not a fan of the way he got involved with that whole RFK jr statist parade and I do not share all his views on so called “climate change” but I do think he makes some solid points in that book.

        One part of what he said in the pages I shared pics of above that I do take exception with is the part where he states “Most (but again, not all) skeptics seem to want the environmental problem to go away altogether, and hope that by refuting climate change we will once again have unlimited license to pillage the planet.”

        I do not think it is most, maybe a sizable minority (5-10% or something) but most. No way.

        Though I will say that I did come across one such person which Charles would have described accurately in that generalization recently.

        Her name is Elizabeth Nickson (former mainstream “journalist” who used to write for TIME, was the European Bureau Chief of LIFE and has written for Harper’s the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the Globe and Mail etc etc). She writes a Substack blog called “Absurdistan” and (as far as I know) is the first person to have blocked and censored me from writing on their page on that platform.

        I documented the interactions that led up to that about half way down the post linked below if you are interested in seeing what she is all about:

        I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.

        • I used the word “bonkers” facetiously, it was a play on what the MSM would use to describe someone who does not tow the climate change (TM) line. And based on these two pages he does not appear to do so.

          I did see your exchange with that woman when you posted about it elsewhere. It’s difficult to understand why would an intelligent adult call someone stupid and then proceed to block instead of tackling the argument presented. I guess she’s not an intelligent adult.

          • @mkey

            ahhh sorry sometimes my sarcasm radar wonks out on me 🙂

            The one thing about Charles that bothers me sometimes is his careful linguistic fence walking. I know that he is aware of certain things but in certain company, he`ll play dumb or avoid those topics knowing it would freak them out. I suppose that is just good diplomacy and effective communication strategizing for being able to provide people with something beneficial that they are ready to hear, vs giving them the whole truth and scaring them off from even considering it, but it still bothers me sometimes.

            Ya that Substack lady calling me “stupid and under-educated” (and then blocking me right after) was quite amusing. Throws a weak sucker punch and runs for it! Reminds me of my highschool days.. haha

            You described the interaction well. Thanks for reading and sharing that.

    • Here are another few select quotes from the book (linked above) that I find to be illuminating and worthy of further discussion here:

      “..fighting the enemy is futile when you inhabit a system that has the endless generation of enemies built into it. That is a recipe for endless war.

      If that is to change, then one of the addictions—more fundamental than the addiction to fossil fuels—that we are going to have to give up is the addiction to fighting. Then we can examine the ground conditions that produce an endless supply of enemies to fight.

      The War on Terror gave a new lease on life to a culture built on war-making; indeed it seemed to offer the prospect of permanent war. Unfortunately for the military-industrial complex, the public seems to be growing less terrified of terror, necessitating a series of new threats by which to maintain a climate of fear. It is hard to say that the scare campaigns of the last few years—Russian hackers, Islamic terror, Ebola, the Zika virus, Assad’s chemical weapons, and Iran’s nuclear program, to name a few—have not worked.

      the effort to halt ecological collapse uses many of these very same scare tactics. The primary climate change narrative is basically, “Trust us, bad things will happen if we don’t hurry up and make big changes. It’s almost too late—the enemy is at the gates!” I want to question the assumption that we can and should motivate the public with fear-based appeals to self-interest. What about the opposite? What about appeals to love? Is life on earth valuable or sacred in its own right, or only in its utility to ourselves?

      Climate change activism abounds in war narratives, war metaphors, and war strategies. The reason, aside from the deep-seated habits of the Story of Separation, is the desire to inspire the fervor and commitment that people display in wartime. Following the rhetorical template of war, we invoke an existential threat.

      In my lifetime I’ve heard declarations of a War on Poverty, a War on Cancer, a War on Drugs, a War on Terror, a War on Hunger, and now a War on Climate Change. None of these have been any more efficacious than the War in Iraq.

      (continued in another comment..)

    • (..continued from the comment above)

      In the case of ecocide, the mentality of war is not only an obstacle to healing, it is an intimate part of the problem. War is based on a kind of reductionism: it reduces complex interconnected causes—that include oneself—to a simple, external cause called the enemy. Furthermore, it normally depends on the reduction of the enemy to a degraded caricature of a human being. The demonization and dehumanization of the enemy is little different from the desacralization of nature upon which ecocide depends. To render nature into an other undeserving of reverence and respect, an object to dominate, control, and subjugate, is of a kind with the dehumanization and exploitation of human beings.

      Part of the mythology of separation is a belief in nature-as-thing; in other words, the belief that only human beings are possessed of full selfhood. This is what licenses us to exploit the beings of nature for our own ends, much as dehumanization of brown people licensed lighter-skinned people to enslave them.

      The dominant culture’s recognition of who counts as a fully subjective, conscious, and worthy self has been expanding now for several hundred years. Two or three centuries ago, only a propertied white male was a full subject. Then that category was expanded to include all white males. Eventually it expanded again to include women as well, and people whose skin is not white. Then along came the animal rights movement, which said that animals too have consciousness, subjectivity, and an inner life, and should not therefore be treated as mere brutes or meat-machines. More recently, remarkable scientific discoveries have emerged around plant intelligence, mycelial intelligence, soil intelligence, forest intelligence, and even the capacity of water to hold and transmit complex, dynamic patterns of information. These discoveries seem to be converging on the universal indigenous belief that everything is alive and aware.

      Just as bigotry and ecocide both depend on the dehumanization or “de-selfing” of the other, so also is the reversal of both part of the same movement toward a Story of Interbeing. Again, that term goes beyond mere interconnectedness or interdependency, to say that we are existentially connected to all other beings and to the world at large. My very being partakes in your being, and in the being of the whales, the elephants, the forests, and the oceans. What happens to them happens as well to me, on some level. When a species goes extinct something dies in us too; we cannot escape the impoverishment of the world we live in.

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    • (..continued from the comment above)

      The addiction to fighting draws from a perception of the world as composed of enemies: indifferent forces of nature tending toward entropy, and hostile competitors seeking to further their reproductive or economic self-interest over our own. In a world of competitors, well-being comes through domination. In a world of random natural forces, well-being comes through control. War is the mentality of control in its most extreme form. Kill the enemy—the weeds, the pests, the terrorists, the germs—and the problem is solved once and for all.

      Except that it never is. World War I—the “war to end all wars”—was followed by another, even more horrific, soon after.

      This pattern of thinking is called fundamentalism, and it closely parallels the dynamics of two defining institutions of our civilization: money and war. Fundamentalism reduces the complex to the simple and demands the sacrifice of the immediate, the human, or the personal in service to an overarching ulterior goal that trumps all. Disciplined by the promise of heavenly rewards or hellish punishments, the extreme religious fundamentalist shuts down his humanity in service to what his religion/church says God wants. Disciplined by economic exigency, millions of people sacrifice time, energy, family, and what they really care about in pursuit of money. Disciplined by an existential threat, a nation at war turns away from culture, leisure, civil liberties, and everything that is of no utility to the war effort.

      Anyone who is wary of these institutions might also be wary of the standard climate change narrative, which lends itself to the same focus on a universal cause and the same mentality of sacrifice to an all-important end. If we agree that the survival of humanity is at stake, then any means is justified, and any other cause—say reforming the prisons, housing the homeless, caring for the autistic, rescuing abused animals, or visiting your grandmother—becomes an unjustifiable distraction from the only important thing. Taken to its extreme, it requires that we harden our hearts to the needs in front of our faces. There is no time to waste! Everything is at stake! It’s do or die! How similar to the logic of war.

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    • (..continued from the comment above)

      While this book is focused on the realm of ecological healing, it disengages from the rhetoric of “Nothing else is important compared to this.” That’s the rhetoric that has alienated so many working-class people and minorities from environmentalism, because it carries a patronizing message of “We know better than you do what you should be caring about.” It invalidates their grievances. Because, really, what does racially biased stop-and-frisk policing and the criminalization of large segments of the population matter in the face of civilizational collapse? What does sweatshop labor or carcinogens in the water supply matter, when climate change might render Earth inhospitable to human life? Your concerns are not important. If we carry this belief, even without being so impolitic as to voice it, we are going to radiate a crusading energy that is attractive only to our fellow fundamentalists.

      From the Story of Interbeing, we intuit different kinds of cause and effect. We are not surprised that in a carceral society that locks up millions of its members, those outside the prisons lose their freedom too. We are not surprised that when a nation perpetrates violence around the world, that no amount of security, surveillance, walls, or fences can keep violence from sneaking back in, as domestic violence or self-destructive habits. And we are not surprised that environmental pollution and habitat degradation are mirrored in bodily illness and the degradation of our inner landscapes. The illusion of separation has us think that one could conceivably thrive on a poisonous planet with the right air filters, water filters, EMF blockers, supplements, air conditioners, antibiotics, antifungals, bug zappers, and so on, replacing a world of nature with a world of technology. In interbeing, we know that health for one is impossible to sustain without health for all.

      If we want solidarity, we need to understand that genocide and ecocide, human degradation and ecological degradation, are part of the same fabric, and that neither will change without the other changing. It is not that we should pay attention to racial or class injustice with the strategic goal of bringing those people into environmental activism. It is to recognize that healing on any level contributes to healing on every level.

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    • (..continued from the comment above)

      Carbon reductionism sits comfortably within a broader, scientific reductionism. The indictment of science as reductionistic is often misunderstood to refer to its quest to explain the behavior of wholes by the properties of their parts. This quest, though, rests on a more insidious and more fundamental reductionism: that of the world into number. Its conceit is that someday, when everything has been ordered, classified, and measured, we will have penetrated every mystery and the world will finally be ours. This reduction of reality to quantity is a reduction of the infinite to the finite, the sacred to the mundane, and the qualitative to the quantitative. It is the abnegation of mystery, aspiring to encompass all of reality in its bounds.

      The totalizing quest to capture the world in number never succeeds. Something always escapes the metrics and the models: the unmeasurable, the qualitative, and what seems irrelevant. Usually, the judgment as to what is relevant encodes the intellectual biases of those doing the measuring, and often the economic and political biases too. You might say that what is left out is our shadow. Like many things we ignore or suppress, it roars back in the form of perverse, unforeseeable consequences. Thus, although it is the epitome of rationality to make decisions by the numbers, the results often appear to be insane.

      To see the problem, consider the Tehri Dam project on India’s Bhagirathi River, completed in 2006. Constructed after decades of opposition by environmentalists and local residents, the dam submerged pristine ecosystems and ancient farms, displacing a hundred thousand villagers. Like countless other dams still being built in India, China, and Africa, it was touted for its contribution to greenhouse gas reduction and has been one of many dams to generate carbon trading credits. On a superficial level, it attained its measurable objective. But what about the displaced villagers? It could be that in the particulars that are measured, their lives improved: perhaps each was rehabilitated in concrete apartments superior to their ancestral homes in terms of square meters, plumbing, and electrification. However, in terms of the lost traditions, severed social ties, lost memories, lost knowledge, and the uniqueness of each submerged place—in short, in terms of all that could not be measured, and all that was considered not worth measuring—human beings and nature suffered a grievous loss.

      (continued in another comment..)

    • (..continued from the comment above)

      We are in familiar territory in addressing problems by attacking their isolable, direct causes. That again is the mentality of war—end crime by deterring the perpetrators, end evil by dominating the evildoers, end drug abuse by banning drugs, stop terrorism by killing the terrorists. But the world is more complicated than that. As the War on Crime, the War on Drugs, the War on Weeds, the War on Terrorism, and the War on Germs show us, causation is usually not linear. Crime, drugs, weeds, terrorism, and germs might be symptoms of a deeper, systemic disharmony. Poor soil invites weeds. A run-down body offers a salubrious environment for germs. Poverty breeds crime. Imperialism begets violent resistance. Alienation, hopelessness, loss of meaning, and disintegration of community foster drug addiction. To address the complex of deep causes is a lot more difficult than to find something to blame and attack it using the familiar reductionistic methods. As with terrorism, drugs, or germs, if we crack down on the proximate cause without addressing the underlying condition, the symptoms will return in a new and more virulent form.

      Earth is a complex living system whose homeostatic maintenance depends on the robust interaction of every living and nonliving subsystem. As I will argue later, the biggest threat to life on earth is not fossil fuel emissions, but the loss of forests, soil, wetlands, and marine ecosystems. Life maintains life. When these relationships break down, the results are unpredictable.

      The Social Climate

      While most environmentalists also care deeply about social justice, environmental narratives and particularly the climate narrative often suggest that social issues are of secondary importance compared to the grand mission to save the planet. Earlier I observed that this call for sacrifice to fight an overarching threat is identical to the way war is used to override social justice movements. “Stop whining—don’t you know there’s a war on?” My associate Marie Goodwin once asked a prominent climate crusader, “But don’t you think community-building is also important today?” He replied, “Not really. If we don’t put everything we’ve got into stopping climate change right now, we won’t have any community to build.” This pattern of thinking that climate change shares with war, I said, should make us alert.

      (continued in another comment..)

    • (..continued from the comment above)

      Most human suffering on this planet comes not from unavoidable tragedies like accidents and natural disasters, but from human beings themselves. Human trafficking and sweatshop labor, political violence and domestic abuse, racial oppression and gender violence, poverty and war … all co-arise with our systems, our perceptions, and our narratives.

      From the causal logic of interbeing—morphic resonance—it is easy to understand how a society that exploits and abuses its most vulnerable will also exploit and abuse nature. To take care of vulnerable people generates a field of care that facilitates care for other vulnerable beings. A caring society is one that is habituated to asking, “Who is being left out? Who is suffering? Who is unrecognized in their gifts? Whose needs are not being met?” These are the questions that must guide an ecological society as well as a just society.

      The term “social justice” may be too narrow to encompass the kinds of social healing that must happen for us to be able to fully enact our love for the planet. Traditional areas of social activism that aim to address racism, poverty, inequality, misogyny, and so forth are important but they leave unchallenged key institutions like education, medicine, money, and property, often engaging them only in terms of equal access. It is a very tepid form of activism to strive for the equal application of existing systems, when the systems themselves are inherently oppressive whatever the race, gender, or sexual orientation of their subjects.

      (continued in another comment..)

    • (..continued from the comment above)

      Is what feminists want, that women have equal representation in the ranks of polluters, vulture fund CEOs, sweatshop owners, and slumlords? Is what Black Lives Matter activists want, that the school-to-prison pipeline be open as widely to whites as to blacks in a punishment-oriented carceral society? I suppose if we take the current system for granted, then the answer would be yes. If we take for granted a horrible concentration of wealth, then certainly all races should have equal odds of being in the elite or the underclass. If we take for granted a global war machine, then I suppose women should be allowed to be generals just as men are. If we take for granted a planet-wrecking economy, then female, gay, black, disabled, and transgendered people should be just as welcome at its helm as white males.

      While they surely would protest at the above suppositions, the liberal media upholds them implicitly by celebrating every time a female superhero gets to kick ass in a film, or a government appoints black, gay, or female people to high positions. But the original feminist and racial justice radicals had a bigger vision than winning equality in the existing system. The feminists didn’t want just to have equal status in the patriarchy; they wanted to transform the whole system. Civil rights leaders like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t just want African American men to be treated equally in the United States military; they wanted to end militarism and imperialism altogether. But today, a neutered mainstream version of both civil rights and feminism settles for an anodyne ideal of equality, shifting the occupants of our power structures around but leaving the structures themselves intact. They seem not to realize that these structures necessitate inequality, whether delineated by race, gender, or some other distinction.

      An exploitative system requires some people to be exploited.

      Racial prejudice, male chauvinism, nationalism, etc., enable and justify such a system, but eliminating these forms of bigotry won’t change the underlying dynamics. Someone else will be exploited instead.

      • When I read the excerpt it sounds like the author is trying to encourage community building and collaboration. The author seems to get the gist of how focus on carbon may be “counterproductive”. Perhaps that is not the right word.

        She notes the shortcomings of “social justice” and “environmentalism” in the dominant paradigm. She touches the surface, but does not address deeper corruption (who’s funding what) and instead appeals to idealism which can be helpful to encourage action.

        Is equality something that actually exists in nature? Could humanity ever make sure that there was no suffering and no injustice and no destruction whatsoever? My answer would be no to both. However, by community building, decentralization and trying to teach people how to be more responsible and increase agency may reduce suffering and destruction.

        The passages appeal to those activists with more superficial understanding of how our system works. It’s obviously corrupt, but how do people get out of it? Many people will say, just elect the right people to government, more laws, more central planning, etc.

        A strong point she made that stood out specifically is to question what social justice movements and environmental movements really want to implement. Do these idealistic pursuits become corrupted by the system that exists? I think they do become corrupt and are corrupt and have been hijacked by parasitic interests and people end up working for those they claim to fight against.

        Thanks for sharing. I think there are some great points made by the author.

        • I think with broad and abstract ideas it’s important to give specific examples because some readers may not understand. For example reductionism as a philosophical idea, perhaps a fundamental flaw in thought. How specifically does one change that?

          It’s pretty hard to change a paradigm and how many people understand the world around them.

          • @cu.h.j

            I was attempting to address similar subject matter in this conversation I am having with a very thoughtful, inquisitive and humble subscriber on my Substack in this comment:

            However, I think Charles description of the potential “Concrete World” we may have the ability to create that is comprised of “a world wholly toxic to life except within artificially maintained enclaves. It is a world of vat-grown meat, computerized hydroponic greenhouses instead of farms, algae pools for oxygen, carbon-sucking machines to regulate the atmosphere, desalinization plants, climate-controlled air-filtered bubble cities, and a planetary surface converted to one huge mine and garbage dump. In that world, human life becomes entirely dependent on technology, as we retreat from the ugliness we have wrought into an artificial or even a virtual environment.” expresses what I was trying to more vividly.

            • That vision of the future sounds awful. I don’t think that is the natural state of man, to desire a world devoid of “organic” life/living.

              Large corporations and/or wealthy interests destroy natural habitat to enrich themselves and encourage the worst in people. I am also aware that wealthy destroyers are now funding some environmental narratives and actions that claim to be to protect natural habitat, human and non human beings but in fact are to take these spaces for themselves. Who knows what they want to do with the environment and the living things that inhabit it.

              Is there a natural balance, a homeostasis that can be achieved between creation and destruction? Does every life form both create and destroy? Just some thoughts that enter my mind.

  21. Hello,

    Just want to share this link sent to me by who I consider a reliable source. I haven’t had time to digest the content of the 43 page pdf but it smacks of present day Technocracy, via Natural Sciences, Economics, Math etc. The sender found it at where there are several other available downloads. He describes this work as follows: (We should treat it with caution because no one really knows where it came from. Supposedly found in 1986 in a scrap photocopier, allegedly from the secretive Bilderberg Group, we can be certain that it is at least 30 years old. It was referenced in Bill Coopers 1991 book – Behold A Pale Horse. Therefore, regardless of the provenance of this document, we can say it is extremely prescient. It describes the kind of behaviour modification techniques we commonly experience today. Silent Weapons, as described in the document, are weapons of psychological and behavioural change warfare. To be used in a propaganda war fought against all of us. Whatever its origins, I hope you find this document as interesting as I do. It seems, as time passes, its predictions become more accurate by the day). End of extract.

    All the best,

  22. Brrrr! From the Hunker Downs News Gazette. Date line January 21,2024
    New Jerusalem,La.

    Cold,cold ,Cold ,but not as cold as you may think. Reports from the heartland indicate the disaster capitalism Biden administration run Department of Commerce has been a dismal failure. An anonymous source in the DoC has leaked the Big Chill of 2024 ” did not reach the level of destruction that was anticipated.”. However the spokesman said ” we have some works in the pipeline that may bring those initial figures up to our original goal.”.
    Our reporters in the field farther north of New Jew…say much of the country could be expecting some infrastructure damage and that the tally won’t be known until the ‘ pipes thaw’ . President Biden is holding out hope that it just didn’t freeze as deep as they hoped.
    We go now to our bureau chief, G. Bottlewasher, Who reports “No water available in N.E. Oklahoma.” ” But we have lots of ice for all our distilled products”. .

    • I’ll have a bourbon on the rocks to ride that one out.
      what a mess.

  23. Simple, easy Activism for anyone anywhere

    Contact your local media (TV, paper, whatever) and ask them to do a story about the potentially world changing Fluoride Lawsuit against the EPA.

    …or we could do nothing and continue to have a stupid, dysfunctional society with all types of behavioral problems.

  24. Hello hello hello
    Hello! Remember us?
    The ones you left behind,
    When half the Earth was burning
    And all the sky was blind?
    You lords of wealth and power
    Who made the missiles fly,
    Remember how you hid yourselves
    And left us here to die?

    Hello! Hello! Hello!

    Hello! Remember us?
    No doubt you shed a tear
    Before you took yourselves below
    And left us standing here
    Now aren’t you pleased to see us
    So many still alive?
    Or did you hope to find a world
    Where you alone survived?

    Hello! Hello! Hello!

    Hello! Remember us?
    We sure remember you!
    Remember how our world was
    And what you brought it to?
    And when the dead were buried,
    The dust all cleared away,
    We set ourselves about your door
    And waited for this day.

    Hello! Hello! Hello!

    Hello! Remember us?
    It seems we’re hard to kill
    Though more than half were slaughtered then,
    Enough are living still
    And if now we don’t obey you
    Why should you find it strange?
    We lived this long without you
    And we see no need to change.

    Hello! Hello! Hello!

    Hello! Remember us?
    We swear that this is true
    Whatever world remains through us,
    It will not go to you!
    We know what dreams you harbored;
    Come kiss them all goodbye.
    Come up and claim your kingdom now,
    Come out, stand up, and die!

    Hello! Hello! Hello!

    Thanks jo-ann for originally printing this last year. This is an instance where music just ruins this collection of words. Some things just can’t be sung. I’d love to hear Melissa Dykes voice read this to congress, UN general assembly,Trilateral commission, CFR BIS WEF,Builderberg, really any cancerous body with the peoples necktie round their neck while on the hangman’s scaffold.
    Im so thirsty im hallucinating and frostbite brain has me empathetically numb. Nevermind that last part.

  25. Tuesday January 16, 2024 – The Dallas Express – By Noah DeGarmo
    Dallas Mayor To Speak at World Economic Forum

    Mayor Eric Johnson is representing the City of Dallas this week at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, having been invited to speak as part of a panel on Thursday.

    “Dallas has become a consequential city on the global stage,” said Mayor Johnson in a news release on Monday.

    The World Economic Forum is a gathering of both private and public sector leaders aiming to tackle international problems. This year, discussions are expected to include geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East and climate change, according to U.S. News and World Report.

    The 54th annual meeting began on Monday in Davos, Switzerland. Throughout the forum, Mayor Johnson will promote the interests of the City of Dallas and the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, according to his statement.

    Johnson was invited to speak as part of a “Decongesting Cities” panel discussing transportation congestion, delivery vehicles in urban communities, and quality of life for City residents.

    Former U.S. Ambassador Richard Fisher said Johnson is “taking advantage of a special opportunity.”
    “I am delighted that Mayor Johnson is going to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to tell our city’s story and help move Dallas forward,” Fisher said. “Representing Dallas on the world’s biggest stages is exactly how the mayor of our city should be spending his time.”

    Noting the importance of promoting Dallas to the international community, Johnson boasted that Dallas is a City “that attracts investment, businesses, workers, and families from around the world.”
    “We have the world’s second-busiest airport, 11 Fortune 500 companies, and renowned arts and cultural scenes,” Johnson said. “And in the years to come, we are on track to become a financial giant, a major biotech hub, and a center of innovation.”…

  26. Check this one out!

    The reason the globalists want to reduce energy use by individuals, is because they need to redirect that energy to their AI and LLM.

    “Much of the news coverage recently has been on LLMs, their development and their training – and the high cost and energy consumption required to do so. A recent study (1) estimated that Chat GPT3, comprised of 175 billion parameters, needed 1,287 MWh to train, and also emitted 552 tons of CO2. This is roughly the equivalent to driving a car 1.3 million miles – but in one hour!”

    1Carbon  Emissions  and  Large  Neural  Network Training

  27. James/Broc -the ‘Videos’ section of the site seems to be down. When I click the tab on the homepage it just goes to a page with no content on.
    Tried it on 2 browsers and my phone. Nothing happening.

  28. Hi everyone.
    It is the day to comment at the SEC about the proposed Natural Asset Class.

    It’s been getting a lot more attention the last couple weeks.
    Last month in the open thread I posted a reminder for everyone about this crazy scheme.
    Every day since then there has been a steady stream of opposition. I’m happy to say that in just one month there have been over 1700 comments submitted in opposition to this theft! (Compared to less than a hundred the previous months). People from all walks of life: agriculture, forestry, politics, finance, regular people.
    I like to think that there are many people who read Corbett comment section, pay attention to podcasters like TLAV, Del Bigtree, David Knight, Courtenay Turner, and others who have highlighted this recently. It’s reassuring to know that there are people willing to take action. Even something as simple as writing a note has an impact when we do it together.
    It will be interesting to see how the SEC responds and if this rule ends up getting passed.
    Thank you to everyone who has raised their voice in opposition.

    “My voice feels tiny, and I’m sure so does yours.
    Put us all together, make a mighty roar”
    -Resilient by Rising Appalachia

      • Yay!!!! Big Win! Great News!!!!
        Maybe The People do still have a voice.
        Let’s just hope we notice next time they try this…

        • Of course there is a little catch to this… The NYSE withdrew their request the day before the ruling. The SEC did not get the chance to reject/accept it. Seems calculated. Maybe they’re trying to bury the story before it gets too much attention. Anyhow, it’s still a win in my book.

          “After reviewing feedback from regulators, market participants and others, we have withdrawn our proposed rule filing to enable the listing of Natural Asset Companies,” a spokesperson for the NYSE told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We appreciate the work of Intrinsic Exchange Group, which approached us with the idea of creating this new asset class, as well as those who took the time to study this proposal and share their views with us.”

    • @Torus


      “𝐌𝐲 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈’𝐦 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬.
      𝐏𝐮𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐫”

      Rising Appalachia – Resilient (Official Music Video)

    • @Torus

      Have you heard the music of the new collaborative group called “Starling Arrow” (which includes the two from Rising Appalachia) ?

      I really love their first album.

      Their voices aligning in harmony to nourish and uplift, illuminate truths and cherish that which is sacred and innocent…much needed medicine for the soul.

      Here is one of the songs I like a lot from that album:

      Starling Arrow – Wild Sweet (Music Video)

  29. With fluoridated water, boys become geniuses with a 28 point IQ increase !!!

    You can’t make this up.
    …but, oh!…you can if you are the Dental Lobby!

    January 17, 2024 – F.A.N.
    FAN introduces evidence that key EPA witness lied under oath

    San Francisco, CA: Plaintiffs’ attorneys had a good day at the courthouse on Tuesday, Jan 16 in San Francisco, as a pre-trial hearing wrapped up before the start of a 9-day federal trial over fluoride’s neurotoxicity, according to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN).

    Key moments:
    ~~ The trial will take place in-person in San Francisco and will also be live streamed on Zoom.
    ~~ Court says suppressed NTP fluoride report will be given a “fair amount of weight” at trial.
    ~~ Court ruled that NTP’s Scientific Director will be allowed to testify on the NTP report
    ~~ FAN attorneys introduce evidence that a key EPA witness lied under oath.

    The trial will take place in-person in San Francisco and will also be live streamed on Zoom
    The Court’s ruled on Tuesday that the fluoride trial will be live streamed on Zoom, while the trial proceedings will still be in-person. All counsel and witnesses (save for the impeached witness) will appear live in the court room in San Francisco. Trial dates are Jan 31 through February 13.

    NTP Report on Fluoride Neurotoxicity
    In October and December 2022, FAN introduced evidence in the case showing political pressures had prevented NTP from releasing its long awaited report. The Court lifted the pause on the trial and permitted additional discovery into the NTP review. After extensive negotiations, the DOJ agreed to produce a draft copy of NTP’s suppressed report on fluoride in December 2022.

    At the pre-trial hearing on Tuesday, the Court said It no longer mattered that the report was still in draft form. The draft was going to be given “a fair amount of weight” in the trial.
    On the question of whether political suppression of the NTP report would factor into the trial, the Court reiterated that it is most interested in the scientific merits of the report.

    The Court also ruled that the NTP’s former Scientific Director will be allowed to testify that NTP’s May 2022 Monograph on fluoride was a final and complete report that NTP’s scientific staff, including himself, believed should be published.

    • (…continuing…)
      FAN attorneys introduce evidence that a key EPA witness lied under oath.

      The EPA is heavily relying on an expert witness, Dr. Jesus Ibarluzea, who conducted a study that found that not only does fluoride NOT lower IQ, but it can transform an average IQ boy living in non-fluoridated areas to a genius (i.e., it increases the IQ of boys by 28 points).

      The study conducted by Dr. Ibarluzea features prominently in this case. After being deposed by FAN attorneys, Dr. Ibarluzea withdrew from any further participation in the case and will not testify in-person at the trial.

      At Tuesday’s hearing, FAN’s attorneys presented a document recently obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that directly contradicts what Dr. Ibarluzea stated under oath. During his deposition, Dr. Ibarluzea was asked whether he ever asked anyone to delete information about his fluoride study, to which he responded “never, never, never, ever.” According to the FOIA document, however, Dr. Ibarluzea sent the CDC’s Division of Oral Health an email about his study, which ended with the words “Please delete this message.” The contents of the message remain unknown because CDC’s FOIA office redacted the entire email with the exception of the “Please delete this message” instruction.

      Over the DOJ’s objection, the Court permitted Plaintiffs to introduce this FOIA document as evidence at trial.

      • What a incredibly curious name for a lying witness.

  30. According to the Tom Woods newsletter, Argentine president Javier Milei gave an amazing speech at the WEF. Here are excerpts included in the newsletter (in 2 or more parts):

    “Good afternoon. Thank you very much. Today I’m here to tell you that the Western world is in danger. And it is endangered because those who are supposed to defend the values of the West are co-opted by a vision of the world that inexorably leads to socialism and thereby to poverty.

    “Unfortunately, in recent decades, motivated by some well-meaning individuals willing to help others and others motivated by the wish to belong to a privileged caste, the main leaders of the Western world have abandoned the model of freedom for different versions of what we call collectivism. We’re here to tell you that collectivist experiments are never the solution to the problems that afflict the citizens of the world. Rather, they are the root cause….

    “Given the dismal failure of collectivist models and the undeniable advances in the free world, socialists were forced to change their agenda. They left behind the class struggle based on the economic system, and replaced this with other supposed social conflicts, which are just as harmful to life as a community and to economic growth.

    “The first of these new battles was the ridiculous and unnatural fight between man and woman…. All that this radical feminism agenda has led to is greater state intervention to hinder the economic process, giving jobs to bureaucrats who have not contributed anything to society. Examples: ministries of women or international organizations devoted to promoting this agenda.

    “Another conflict introduced by socialists is that of humans against nature, claiming that we human beings damage the planet, which should be protected at all costs, going as far as advocating for population control mechanisms or the bloody abortion agenda.

    “Unfortunately, these harmful ideas have taken a strong hold in our society. Neo-Marxists have managed to co-opt the common sense of the Western world, and this they have achieved by appropriating the media, culture, universities….

    “The case of Argentina is an empirical demonstration that no matter how rich you may be or how much you may have in terms of natural resources, or how skilled your population may be or educated, or how many bars of gold you may have in the central bank, if measures are adopted that hinder the free functioning of markets, free competition, free price systems, if you hinder trade, if you attack private property, the only possible fate is poverty….” (cont’d below)

    • (cont’d)
      “Today, states don’t need to directly control the means of production to control every aspect of the lives of individuals, with tools such printing money, debt, subsidies, controlling the interest rate, price controls, and regulations to correct so-called market failures. They can control the lives and fates of millions of individuals….

      “A good deal of the generally accepted political [positions] in most Western countries are collectivist variants, whether they proclaim to be openly communists, fascists, Nazis, socialists, social Democrats, National Socialists, Democrat Christians, or Christian Democrats.

      “They are neo-Keynesians, progressive, populist, nationalist or globalists at bottom. There are no major differences. They all say that the state should steer all aspects of the lives of individuals. They all defend a model contrary to the one that led humanity to the most spectacular progress in its history.

      “We have come here today to invite the rest of the countries in the Western world to get back on the path of prosperity, economic freedom, limited government…and unlimited respect for private property….

      “The impoverishment produced by collectivism is no fantasy, nor is it an inescapable fate. But it’s a reality that we Argentines know very well. We have lived through this. We have been through this because, as I said earlier, ever since we decided to abandon the model of freedom that had made us rich, we have been caught up in a downward spiral, as part of which we are poorer and poorer day by day….

      “In concluding, I would like to leave a message for all businesspeople here and for those who are not here in person but are following from around the world. Do not be intimidated, either by the political caste or by parasites who live off the state. Do not surrender to a political class that only wants to stay in power and retain its privileges.

      “You are social benefactors. You are heroes. You’re the creators of the most extraordinary period of prosperity we’ve ever seen. Let no one tell you that your ambition is immoral. If you make money, it’s because you offer a better product at a better price, thereby contributing to general well-being.

      Do not surrender to the advance of the state. The state is not the solution. The state is the problem itself. You are the true protagonists of this story and rest assured that as from today, Argentina is your staunch, unconditional ally.”

    • P.S. Though all may agree with James Corbett that Davos is irrelevant, I still enjoy watching liberty-minded influencers tell them off to their faces on a world stage.

  31. cre.ate…….1. to bring into being; cause to exist; produce.
    Source: American College Dictionary. 1961 edition.

    Can anyone here or anywhere name one single thing that mankind as a species has ever CREATED? I challenge anyone to bring proof of something that any human has ever CREATED.

    The Creator said; “Prove me by that which is made.”
    Humans can create a lot of chaos, emotional strife, and destruction of every imaginable kind. All immaterial things. But there is virtually Nothing material that humans can “cause to exist” that does not already exist. Nothing.
    Notta. So what is the so-called “Big Deal” when it comes to science?

    science n. 1. a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws:

    If one studies, that one may obtain knowledge and facts dealing with what already exists. That one may also figure out how to use those things studied and arrange them into something useful or otherwise. But the fact is, and this doesn’t take a lot of study, that there is nothing that exists anywhere that was not already here before any human existed.
    And even if man had somehow evolved out of some pool of slime or other matter etc. etc. etc. he did not come into being otherwise. “Of dust thou art…”.

    People put way too much faith and trust in “…science so-called.” to solve all of their problems and doubts. Especially the ones that pertain to Where did man come from, and Why is he here??? And the BIG ONE that’s always being asked by Tucker, Alex and many many others; “What’s really going on here?”

    The way this planet works can only be observed and wondered at by us finite creatures. Take humans out of the equation and imagine what it would be like.
    Whatever the case, man brings nothing into the world when he arrives and he takes nothing out of it because his physical properties are still here after he is supposedly gone.

    Mankind NEVER has and NEVER will learn how to create anything. He may re-arrange that which is already here but “Create?”.

    Thank you James for the opportunity to say what I think.


    • joebear,
      My hippocampus 🦛 grew a little after reading this a few times. The creative crowd has a few things to think about. You bring
      Good news.

      • general

        Thanks to you too.
        I just keep looking for those who understand what’s really going on. So few as far as I can tell. I used to be caught up in the material rat race too and it took some time for me to get my head on straight. I’m still far from where I need to be but as long as I can breath I can keep up the struggle.


      • general

        I just now listened to the current “new world next week” segment.
        I will assume that you have probably heard it too.
        I will paraphrase here because I’m too lazy to try and go over it to get the exact wording, and I don’t think it would matter in order to get my point across.
        Both James and James suggest that in the long run those at Davos and that guy who is leading Israel and many others who are out there where we can see them are not really the “ones” running things but are being “used” and could very well be thrown under the bus, discarded or otherwise dispensed with somewhere down the road.
        I have been trying to convey this very idea in a few comments I have made here for a while. Maybe I’m going about it in the wrong way or not being clear enough. I don’t know. I don’t want to come across like some know-it-all or a bible thumper or what-have-you. I’m just trying to find others who “see” what I “see” and “hear” what I “hear”.
        I quote those words because they are of such importance when it comes to understanding what God’s Word says. And God’s Word is what I use to try and keep myself in line as to what’s REALLY going on here on planet earth. I expect to be ridiculed and argued with and scoffed at etc., because God says that’s what will happen to those who speak the Truth. And in a way it is confirmation that I’m “over the target” as the saying goes.

        As important as that suggestion by James is about someone else being in charge of those whom we can see, it never seems to be the subject of most importance to be discussed and discovered. He and James are not the only ones who touch on this idea but no-one ever seems to go beyond the suggestion.

        If you think you might be interested in hearing more or adding to what I’ve said here please let me know.


        • I do believe that if anyone among us could list a dozen or so names belonging to people in the controller class, the names would likely mean nothing to the rest of us. We would not otherwise know who these people are. Knowing their names serves no purpose, I would posit. To affect change is to understand that among them there is a very strong cohesive force in shared hatred of the common people.

          The fact they have a common goal and they are ready to take action toward achieving it provides them with a formidable strategical advantage over the mumbling, stumbling masses.

          I think of them as something akin to a queen bee in a hive, which likely does not guide every single bee, but it suggests (I’d say via a mechanisms description of which likely belongs to the realm of quantum physics) to them what should be done. Presumably, most of these suggestions are for the better, and that is where my analogy takes a sharp turn to the side.

        • I’m not sure I’m on the same wavelength but I think James is probably right about the people who are public figures, that they are front men for an agenda or agendas. This would make logical sense as a tactic, not knowing who the head of the snake is. But I’m not sure. Some people think they are untouchable.

          I also think the work of Whitney Web sheds some light on the blackmail that goes on with these types of people. Perhaps some of them are being blackmailed.

          If there are people behind the curtain running the programs, that would be interesting. I’d guess it could be some of the most wealthy people in the world, or perhaps some well paid masterminds (s). Psychopaths for sure, materialists.

          As far as religious interpretations, I think some of these people may have some weird occult practices or like to use religion to manipulate people. I’m not a follower of a particular religion but I do believe there is probably something more than the material plane of existence. At least I hope so, and at times I’m more firm in my own beliefs and other times not so sure. It’s the downside of being a skeptic.

          My ability to comprehend abstract metaphysical ideas also fluctuates, so I might not be understanding what you are saying and if so, my apologies.

          Also, I think resistance to these evil people or evil in general would be more effective if it was organized and collaborative.

          Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

          • As soon as a resistance is organized in mass, it easily becomes infiltrated. Every time I see a large political demonstration, I cringe – the mass of people are sitting targets, much like fish in a fish tank, and all those folks migrating to red states like Florida, USA.

            The are many groups that collaborate. Some encourage small cells that network with other small cells to keep things decentralized but communications open. It is safer when you KNOW and TRUST members of your small cell (around 8 or so, I think). The main strategy is survival and even thriving while not complying.

            The Corbett Report archives will save you a lot of time while trying to make sense of it all. Best wishes to you on your path; we are all on the same journey.

              • @jo-ann

                Did you get to listen to a talk by Catherine Austin Fitts at that conference? I tried scrolling through to find her in the recordings but failed.

                Do you know if she was a no show or had technical difficulties?

              • Gavinm – recordings of all days of the Greater Reset 5 are posted for viewing at your convenience. I did see her presentation. Content was the same as her recent presentations elsewhere, if my recollection is accurate.

              • Thank you!

                You wouldn’t happen to have a link to Mr. Corbett’s talk at that conference too would you?

          • cu.h.j.

            You say; ” I’m not a follower of a particular religion but I do believe there is probably something more than the material plane of existence. At least I hope so, and at times I’m more firm in my own beliefs and other times not so sure. It’s the downside of being a skeptic.”

            I also am not a follower of a so-called particular religion. I can’t recall where it came from, possibly the Latin Church, but many years ago I learned that the original definition of religion was “The worship of the one true God.”
            Of course now and for a long time past that word has been used to define any kind of doctrine, movement, …ism whatever.
            The fact that something causes you to “believe” that there is more than just the material plane, tells me that you are probably a lot like I was at one time. And that’s all it was until I reached a point where it wasn’t enough. I can’t explain how I finally came to that point, and I guess it really doesn’t matter, but I reached the point where I wanted to know the Truth regardless of what it might mean or what position it might put me in. I had been stumbling along in life not really going anywhere in particular until something (Someone?) started to get my attention and got me to thinking seriously about the who-what-when-where-why and how of it all. That was right about the year 1980.
            I had read scripture. Been to churches. Raised as a catholic but in name only. I couldn’t have cared less about that when I was in my early teens.
            But then through some really unusual circumstances I met up with a man who lived in the backwoods of the Ozarks and he began to show me what Christ was saying in the scriptures and what it meant. For lack of a better way to describe it, it was like having a light turned on so I could see what I had been reading for what it really was and not what my ignorant and empty head had been thinking it was. It was so impressive that I couldn’t get enough of it. It wasn’t fanatical or complicated or far out. It was clear and simple and logical.

            Christ said; “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him,..”.
            That is my only explanation as to why I was so intent on finding out what the scriptures meant. I was drawn to it. Nobody pushed me or lured me with sugared words or any of the pleas you hear from all of these so-called christian preachers like Graham, Swaggart, Fawell, Haggee et al.
            It was, to put it mildly, a life changing experience and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

            “My ability to comprehend abstract metaphysical ideas also fluctuates, so I might not be understanding what you are saying and if so, my apologies.

            Also, I think resistance to these evil people or evil in general would be more effective if it was organized and collaborative.”

            I’m not too bright so maybe you can explain “abstract metaphysical ideas” to me.
            As for “organized and collaborative resistance” that would take a communications system that is just not available to us.

            Thanks for the reply.

        • Who are the “THEY” is a question written about in many books. One thing we do know, is the THEY from years ago are not the same creatures we are dealing with today.

          From what I have read so far, of which I retained very little to memory, the THEY are likely descendants of the ruling classes or other extremely powerful families or societies of long ago. The people we see in power are likely only their puppets, corrupted by power and money or possibly psychologically unhealthy.

          I enjoy reading books about this topic for pleasure – it’s like reading folklore, i.e. fiction or fantasy. Just bought “The Genesis 6 Conspiracy – How Secret Societies and the Descendants of Giants Plan to Enslave Humankind” by Gary Wayne (2014, ~800 pp. including 30 pp. of endnotes). Vol.2 comes out in March. With “giants” in the title, you know it has to be taken with a few grains of salt, despite copious endnotes.

          We also don’t know who own the central banks…

          • Jo-ann

            One thing we do know, is the THEY from years ago are not the same creatures we are dealing with today.

            I think it would be fair to say that THEY are of the same line of their forrunners. Birds of a feather so to speak. They are also called moneychangers by some. Money talks and the lust for it is THE ROOT.
            Money is fine. It’s the lust for it that creates the problems. Of course the use of it after the lusting is also a problem. GATESSOROSMUSKFINK YADA YADA YADA.


  32. 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐄𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬

    The essay linked below explores Statism through the lens of the Permaculture Ethics, touching on Voluntaryism, Brehon Law, “The Indigenous Critique” and offering sign posts that may help us to instead choose to embark upon a pathway towards a future without the ubiquitous violent coercion that is present in modern day society.

      • Double congrats! 🙂 I am excited to explore the content and engage on here looking through this new lens.

  33. For the record, I don’t like the new website design. It’s different from what it was. I don’t like change. But since I’m probably a minority on this, it does look ok.

    • @TKGS

      haha I had that knee jerk reaction too but i`m tryna give it an honest chance before rendering judgement. Seems mildly glitchy with how the page auto scrolls down to a specific comment based on the URL (and that might be my poor bandwidth and/or my heavily government blackhat hacked/surveilled computer glitching and not the website lol), but other than that seems pretty good so far to me 🙂

  34. All throughout history Statist empires sought to steal the land from and impose their will upon people who had chosen to live in close connection to the land and the forest (without a centralized state) by assigning them with the dehumanizing, condescending and derisive label of being “uncivilized”/”savage”.

    The etymological root of the word Civilization is derived from the Latin word civilis, which means civil. Other related Latin words are civis, meaning citizen, and civitas, meaning city.

    Cities (at least here on Earth) are the phenomenon that involves an instance where so many humans and artificial human structures gather in one place, that the massive community is no longer able to produce enough food and raw material to sustain it’s continued existence (necessitating massive areas of land being deforested, pillaged and mined elsewhere so that those raw materials can be shipped to the city and keep it functioning and growing).

    Since these unsustainable forms of hyper-concentrated human habitation necessitate taking (or purchasing, though historically it is mostly just taking) resources from far away lands and peoples, this pattern of human habitation requires taxation (government ‘sanctified theft’) in order to fund the extraction of materials that are required to keep the city functioning. One of the means that are required for the extraction of said resources involves the use of soldiers (as many people living in the far away rural communities will not want a giant mine, oil well, pipeline and toxic waste dump built in their backyard).

    Also, who is to say what is to be defined as “civilized” and what is “civil” ?
    By what standards do we apply such labels?

    As you will see if you read my most recent essay on Substack, according to many of the Europeans (Jesuit priests, military men etc) who were instrumental in colonizing/invading Turtle Island (aka “North America”) the people who originally inhabited these lands were “uncivilized” and “savage” due to their living in a way that the Christian Statists described as involving “Wicked Liberty”.
    However, those who take an honest look at modern day industrial society and those who also study the ways of the people’s indigenous to Turtle Island know that to be a fallacy, nothing more than the sad superficial propaganda pushed by hubristic thugs looking to make themselves feel better about their mass murdering and thievery.

    As Lyla astutely points out (in this video ), this was/is not only true of how the statists sought to annihilate, assimilate and pillage the cultures and lands of the diverse peoples of Turtle Island. It was also true (and is still also true) for how statist regimes have sought (and continue to seek) to do the same to other people who lived (and live) in close relationship with the living Earth all over the world.

    (continued in another comment)

    • (..continued from comment above)

      This was true of my blood ancestors in the Druidic (and then eventually Celtic) nations and it is true now in how the Canadian government and corporations are imposing their will upon those people who live in areas where profitable minerals exist in the ground that they want to get their hands on (in the Boreal Forest).

      Many in modern times have been conditioned to see the ancient Druids and their Celtic predecessors the Brehon (Breitheamh) Judges as “savages”. This is also nothing more than the sad propaganda of a socially, agriculturally and scientifically inferior involuntary governance Statist regime attempting to erase the cultural accomplishments and memory of those they sought to silence and dehumanize in the name of imperialistic conquest and greed.

      The Druidic wisdom keepers encapsulated their combined memory of medicines, conflicts, natural disasters, geology, meteorology, pathways to peaceful resolution and stories that educate the listener about astronomy, mathematics and ecology into rhymed verse (often recited as part of a song with harps or flutes). Those concentrated expressions of their culture were passed down to the time of the Celts arriving and were then written down in Ogham on stone and wood to become the Brehon (Breitheamh) Laws (or Fenechus).
      They had laws to honor and protect the bees and the trees and saw men and women as equals (long before anyone in Europe).
      The first recordings of the Brehon (Breitheamh) Laws were made around the year 700 BC. They were collected (not invented) by a great Breitheamh (judge) named Ollamh Fodhla and inscribed into Ogham in stone and on elongated wooden panels. These were said to be the written form of laws, ways of seeing and knowledge with much more ancient roots and deep history in that land which was (up until then) passed down through the form of rhymes and verse (in the form of music).

      (for more info read: )

      The Roman church began attempting to erase that cultural history in the year 438 AD when monks were sent to gather all the Brehon laws (recorded on wooden panels and stone) and transcribe them (censoring that which did not align with the Christian views of the world and our place in it). The Christian statist interlopers gathered the sacred laws of the Breitheamh in Teamhair na Rí (‘Tara of the kings’), and formerly also Liathdruim (‘the grey ridge’) and after transcribing them in what they described as a ”purified” form (meaning censored, altered and redacted) they destroyed all the original Ogham writing they could get their hands on. This attempt to steam roll the old Druidic ways and distort Brehon Law to serve as another tool for indoctrinating and assimilating the Celtic people failed as much of the Ogham which recorded the ancient knowledge was carved into large stones all over the land in hidden corners, cliffs and boulders.

      (continued in another comment..)

    • (..continued from comment above)

      The ancient knowledge keepers (Breitheamh or “Brehon” judges) of the time saw what the Roman Christian church was attempting to do and so they made sure to infuse their wisdom into verse in what they described as “wrapped in a thread of poetry” and taught these songs to the bards, rhymers and townsfolk far and wide to preserve the ancient knowledge and essence of their culture.

      This wise covert approach to preserving their cultural wisdom persisted for well over a millennia until it again came under direct threat from statist regimes that sought to erase the past and impose their degenerative involuntary governance structures upon the Celtic tribes.

      That is why the statists of the British monarchy (queen Elizabeth) ordered her thugs to “Hang harpers, wherever found, and destroy their instruments”.

      For more info:

      Harpers, however, were not the only Irish treated with such hostility. In an attempt to gain control of Ireland, laws were enacted by the English Crown making it illegal for the Irish to speak their language, own land, become educated and to marry. The penalty was death.

      This forbidding of the bards and story tellers from reciting their verses in their native Gaelic tongue (under penalty of death) was similar to how the Canadian Government would later use their RCMP to kidnap and force the First Nation children of Turtle Island into concentration camps (euphemistically called “residential schools”) cutting off their hair, forbidding them to speak their language and thus attempting to sever the hereditary line of knowledge which was passed down in verbal stories in their own language.

      Such is the inherent nature and malice of Statism.

      Between 1650 and 1660, Oliver Cromwell ordered the destruction of harps and organs. Harps were burned and harpers were forbidden to congregate. Despite this, various records indicate that some Highland chiefs retained their harpers well into the eighteenth century, and place names such as Harper’s Pass, Harper’s Field (both on the island of Mull), Harper’s Window (Isle of Skye) and Harper’s Gallery (Castlelachlan in Argyle) remind us of the one-time importance of the harp in these areas.

      (continued in another comment..)

    • (..continued from comment above)

      The truth is, that like the Indigenous peoples of the Eastern Woodlands of Turtle Island (what is now called “Canada”) the Druidic way of seeing, living and interacting with our fellow beings on this world (which was passed down to their Celtic descendants) represented a clear example of how people can live, prosper and interact without the existence of a state (centralized involuntary governance structure). Those people who were speaking the languages of those ancient ways of being, living in close connection with the land and in a stateless society were seen as a threat to the imperialistic statists who were attempting to impose their degenerative and unnecessary systems of domination on those two separate continents.

      Thus, the First Nation children were kidnapped and threatened not to speak their ancient language nor tell the stories of their ancestors, the orders were given to round up and murder the Celtic harpists and bards in an attempt to erase what the Jesuit Priests described as “Wicked Liberty” from the collective cultural memory.

      Thankfully the statist thugs and agents of involuntary governance failed to kill and silence all the story tellers, and this ancient wisdom offered by these windows into our shared history persists despite their despotic and vicious attempts. Thanks to the brave story tellers, rhymers and covert harpists of the highlands, thanks to those who escaped the kidnapping raids of the RCMP here in Canada to live a life on the run and share the stories we have glimpses of a trail map that is both ancient and socially (ecologically/scienticially) advanced (offering us ideas for decentralized food cultivation techniques such as food forest design). This trail map can help us find sign posts on what the Prophecy Of The Seventh Fire describes as the “soft and green path” as we trail blaze towards a more regenerative, honest, equitable, compassionate and hopeful future.

  35. Congrats on the new look for your website James!
    Overall I think it looks great, quite refreshing. 🙂

    I hope that in the not-too-distant future you will reduce the size of the comment section
    font. Perhaps not as small as it previously was, but considerably smaller than what we
    currently have.

    When I look at sites and text in all different media I always compare the font size and layout to
    a standard printed newspaper. They didn’t come up with the size/layout by chance. 🙂

    When text becomes too large, it becomes difficult to read.
    The eye likes to traverse a certain distance and then return back to the left margin
    to catch up with the next line of text. The longer the line of text, the more difficult this becomes.

    • Agree. Nice update.

      The new design has more white space and is easy to navigate, especially for new comers, but the comments page needs to have a narrower column with smaller font. Also, text lines of the same paragraph could be closer together by 1-2 points. For now, I have solved the column width problem by reducing the web page to 90% using the browser’s customization and control feature.

    • Fawlty Towers says:
      “I hope…reduce the size of the comment section font.”

      I like that idea.

  36. Hey James like the new site, looks cool, visually pleasing. I can’t find the best of ? Can anyone help me out ? Thanks for your work, it’s a bonus! amendment! I could just type best of in the search bar, Doh! Crisis adverted.

  37. Does anyone happen to have a link to JC’s talk at this year’s Greater Reset conference?

    Thanks !

    • There must be a notice somewhere on this page,homepage,any page for Recent Comments.
      This is the most glaring of changes. How will a person who is following an open source contributors thread. Say for instance the news from San Fran or Dallas on the water fluoridation suits? Eh?
      I”ll be congrats for saying no more about that till I learn more. For the hard of thinking you are now relegated to the NPC trash heap bin of an editor. You have been regulated to the wilderness from wince you came.

      • Yep, You said it GBW.

        My routine rhythm is out of whack.

        On another note…
        Jimmy, we will be waiting for you in the clubhouse.

      • A change of this nature (so radical) I’m inclined to think was deliberate.

        To me communication between CR members is the heart and soul, the lifeblood of the Corbett Report website.
        Without this communication the CR would not be what it is today. It would not have thrived.
        For the vast majority of CR members the only way to communicate between each other is via the comment sections at the site.

        It has always been difficult to keep a conversation going between members, unless you bookmarked the episode and comment where you last left off.

        Several times I have suggested adding a Forum section where members could discuss all the main topics James has covered.
        For example a Forum section for The Federal Reserve System, one for the Covid Scamdemic, one for Bill Gates, one for ‘Climate Change’, one for the WWI Conspiracy, one for 9/11, one for Big Oil, etc. etc.

        These forum sections would allow members to quickly navigate to a topic of interest, read other comments, join in the conversation and always know where to go to continue the conversation. No need to make dozens or more bookmarks in one of dozens of obscure episodes on ‘Climate Change’ or 9/11, or Digital ID etc.

        But alas my suggestions for adding a Forum section have always fallen on deaf ears.

        And now, by removing the ‘Last seven comments’ from the home page, it becomes even more difficult to keep in touch with members and keep a dialogue going.

        It would be nice to hear from James about what his goals were for setting up this new website (apart from solving the problem he had with the previous broken system).

        One thing is for certain, this new version is not member-friendly.

        • SEARCH ENGINE results from COMMENT SECTION
          – now void

          I hate to see that the comment section is behind a log-in rather than open to seach engines.

          The comment section was a wonderful asset (marketing and otherwise).

          In the past, one could use a search engine to search out a comment.
          But, now today, I discover that the January “New Year Open Thread” needs to have a Corbett Member sign-in in order to read it.
          This takes away from the visibility of a search engine.

          I had mentioned this before repeatedly in my comments about what a great asset the comment sections were.
          For example: Mentioning the author and keyword information on a comment can bring non-Corbett members to the website, because it can appear on a search.
          e.g. PRESEARCH – homeremedysupply “thang”

    • @GBW

      Thanks for sharing that link to an excellent retro Corbett report episode (in which JC was indeed quite prescient in what he presented).

      I went to the old gootube archives (linked below) and found a bunch of other gems (interviews featuring JC) posted about starting about 7 years ago if you go into the old videos.

      • @HRS

        I second your concerns and share your perspectives regarding the comment section and “recent comments” section.

        Thanks for highlighting the potential of those features.

  38. Update: Replatform Vegas 2024
    March 8 – 10, 2024 Horseshoe Las Vegas

    Speaker lineup includes presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, Jr., CEO and COO of GabPay & Green.Mone, Founder of Patmos Hosting, Creative Manager at PragerU, Vice President of Customer Success at Patmos Hosting, Founders of GiveSendGo, and other service providers and farmers/ranchers.

    Mikki Willis, of Plandemic movie fame, will premiere his latest movie on Saturday evening at the venue. It is a musical about the pandemic, featuring popular freedom movement artists of many genres.

  39. For those who missed my talk at the R-Future Conference and are curious what I had to share, here is a link where you can watch it:

    My talk was titled “Regenerating, From The Inside Out”

    In the presentation I explore my pathway to find permaculture, apply it in my garden and embrace the permaculture ethical compass on a path to regenerate my heart, mind and spiritual connection, creating a solid foundation to stand on as I work to regenerate the soil and ecosystems around me.

    With regards to how my efforts to strive to live by the permaculture ethical compass has been important in my life during the last 3 years I talk about how my decision to speak out on the realities of the systemic corruption in government during the scamdemic and allow my moral compass to guide me may have resulted in some relationships ending, but it also guided me to connect with new people and form more meaningful relationships with people more aligned with my ethical priorities and interests.

    • I just listened to your presentation. Good job!

      While I enjoyed to content of your presentation, I was enthralled by your spirit, which came through in your heartfelt presentation. I got the impression that you are divinely inspired, an eco-minister of sorts.

      Living and acting consistent with your values is the best, though not easiest, way to live. I am old, so I will not see how this 4th Turning unfolds, but I wish you all the best in inspiring other human beings to create a regenerative, harmonious world.

      • @jo-ann

        Thanks so much for the kind and generous comment!

        I am glad you enjoyed my presentation, I was a little nervous so I appreciate you taking the time to share that.

        Thank you for doing your own part to help us all chart a path towards a more regenerative and harmonious world through all the informative and thought provoking info you share in this community and elsewhere.

        This world is a better place because you are in it.

  40. Article that might interest those who follow development of CBDC and Bitcoin in the USA:

    The Sinister Links Between Jeffrey Epstein, CBDCs, and Bitcoin
    BY Aaron DayAARON DAY JANUARY 20, 2024

    “The purpose of this article is to create awareness of the urgent threat of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), to discuss and describe Jeffrey Epstein’s potential involvement in both funding CBDCs as well as his possible role in changing the underlying purpose of Bitcoin, rendering it unusable as a cash alternative for day-to-day transactions. The article also provides a snippet from my book, The Final Countdown, which goes into detail and further provides practical advice for avoiding CBDCs.”

  41. Hey everyone! I am hoping to get some of your opinions on whether or not an account labelled as “Sophia” which has been blowing up my Freedom Cell Network posts and one of my Substack posts with comments is some kind of A.I. Bot or if it is a person.

    Here is a link to a comment by a “Pete” on the Freedom Cell Network where he was making the observation that this “Sophie” may be some kind of troll bot. After reading some of the comments from “Sophia” Pete commented:

    “Are you using some kind of adversarial LARPing trolly AI model to be delibertely obtuse? Every post of yours I’ve seen seems to take this aproach. Did you join groups just to train your troll AI, because that’s the impression you give.”

    Here is a link to the thread:

    (FYI: The “Sophia” account on FCN now blocked me and/or deleted her account on Freedom Cell Network and appears as “Unknown Member” in that thread on my end).

    What do you think my friends, could this “Sophie” be some kind of troll bot ?

    • For those who are not on the Freedom Cell Network and for some additional context on the type of stuff this “Sophia” has been posting, here is a link to the thread on my substack that “Sophie” is blowing up with comments as well:

      I am not sure at this point if it is some kinda troll bot being prompted by someone that just gets a kick out of stirring the pot, or a government sock puppet of some type, or perhaps just a mentally unstable human that actually believes all the things she is saying. All of the above are possible in my opinion.

      I would value hearing what some of you think.

      Thanks in advance for your time.

      • I don’t think you can know unless digital IDs are mandated. I would assume any of the above are possible and ignore rude and unconstructive comments.

        • @jo-ann

          That is a very fascinating way to answer my question.

          Thanks for that.

          I agree with your suggestion and plan on doing that though considering that she (or it?) is saturating my comment section with overtly psychotic and negative material I had thought about just blocking her and deleting the comments.

          Then I thought well does that not make me just like the censoring “fact checkers” and government shills on big tech platforms? Silencing her (or it’s) voice just because the comments are crazy and toxic.

          What do you think, would deleting them be taking a step onto morally shaky ground in your opinion?

          Also, I think I know the answer to this question already, but just wanted to double check.

          Are you opposed to Digital IDs being mandated?

          Thanks for the comment.

          • Anti mandatory digital ID. Anything digital can be hacked.

            If the comments are afoul of community standards, I would block that entity. Perhaps the volume of comments and their negative tone could be considered harassment. Obviously, the entity is not stirring the pot to engage in constructive dialogue and you have no reason to engage with such provocation.

            • @jo-ann

              Thanks I appreciate you taking the time to share your perspectives on that.

              i`ll sleep on it before I decide to go either way with regards to the “sophia” comment storm.

          • P.S. I don’t think your blocking someone who is harassing is denying their free speech unless you are operating the platform. Can’t they make their points elsewhere on the platform?

            • @jo-ann

              That is a good point. No deleting the comments and/or blocking “her” would not stop “her” from expressing “herself” elsewhere on Substack.

              Thanks again for offering your two cents.

              Still gonna sleep on it.

  42. “Let my gardens speak for me when I am gone
    Let them speak in colored whispers of all the beauty I have seen and felt, and lived
    Let them speak of how much death had to find me; how many hard seasons it took to make me a living, breathing thing
    Let them speak of my seasons of growth and abundance but let them also tell of my seasons of loss and decay
    Let the soft, wet earth be a reminder of hardness that didn’t win
    Of sadness that didn’t calcify
    Of surrender that triumphed over resistance
    And let the glorious, fragrant blooms speak of my life and its greatest lesson: that the beauty we make never dies

    Come sit by my garden”

  43. golden rules and golden ages
    can western civilization survive the loss of its christian underpinnings?

    “……for those who styled themselves “intellectual” or “empiricist” perhaps there is a need to stop and assess that poo-pooing faith as fairy tale is a form of truth denial and ignorance for while even if one could prove the facts false and the saints to never have lived, there are other measures of truth that when left to go begging dissolve the substrate of society. avatars and archetypes emerge for a reason. the idea of faith is not foolish. it may indeed be a path to social salvation.

    and for those who styled themselves christians, perhaps there is a need to reserve judgement and judginess and to remember that the golden rule applies to all in a sort of rawlsian fashion and that whomsoever consenting adults love or what they chose to do with their sundays is their own business and that peaceful people should afford one another wide latitude to be brave and kind and healthy and happy. it is no sin to lack faith or a belief in an almighty, only to seek dominion over one’s fellows.

    this alliance was perhaps the essence of the enlightenment. newton, pascal, decartes, and even copernicus were devout. many of my friends are religious and many others are not, but i think a great group of us are realizing that despite that divergence we stand upon the same side of this issue at a time when such confluence seems most acutely needful. the soul of our nation and civilization has been laid siege and infiltrated by wreckers whose fugazy “diversity and equity” threatens the very basis for the ideas of the enlightenment and of a modern world consistent with prosperity and liberty and that if indeed we are to once again secure these blessings for ourselves and our posterity then it’s time to knock off the petty squabbling and take back the story of who we are and what we stand for.

    you are not going to like the gluten free, cricket derived, zero carbon hairshirts of contrition that lie in store for you if we don’t…”

  44. An Open Letter to Walter E. Block
    By Hans-Hermann Hoppe
    January 31, 2024

    “Breaking up with a person you have known for more than thirty years, with whom you have participated in countless conferences and co-authored a couple of articles, even if only in the somewhat distant past, is nothing done lightly. It is even harder, if one shares with this person a common standing as a public intellectual and both our names are mentioned frequently in one breath as prominent students of the same teacher, Murray N. Rothbard, and as leading intellectual lights of the modern libertarian movement founded by Rothbard.

    But then: in this position, it becomes near-imperative to always stay on guard and take notice if a person closely associated with your own name goes astray and falls into serious error, and you may be compelled to publicly distance and dis-associate yourself from this person in order to protect your own personal and intellectual reputation (along with Rothbard’s and that of the entire libertarian intellectual edifice). Such is the case with Walter Block…..”

    • “Thin” libertarian Walter Block…

      Glad to see Hoppe mention what I’ve not seen others mention: the original Israel was not established by respecting private property rights under libertarian theory.

    • Thank you for sharing. I have LR bookmarked, but don’t check the site every week.

    • The Classical Liberal Case For Israel
      By David Gordon And Wanjiru Njoya
      February 2, 2024

      “In War Guilt in the Middle East (1967) Murray Rothbard observes that libertarians are very clear on the principles of liberty, but less so on the details of specific events:

      “Now this kind of insight into the root cause of war and aggression, and into the nature of the State itself, is all well and good … But the trouble is that the libertarian tends to stop there, and evading the responsibility of knowing what is going on in any specific war or international conflict, he tends to leap unjustifiably to the conclusion that, in any war, all States are equally guilty, and then to go about his business without giving the matter a second thought” (p. 21).

      Informing oneself of what is going on in specific conflicts requires a great deal of time and effort, as well as a sound grasp of the relevant history. This is the task to which Walter Block and Alan Futerman apply themselves in the Classical Liberal Case for Israel. The authors’ aim is to defend Israel by reference to classical liberal principles of justice based on self-ownership and private property……”

      “……… The authors clearly disagree with Rothbard on how historical events unfolded but it does not follow that in a disagreement over who aggressed against whom, one party is defending private property while the other is “against the entire concept of private property.” It is merely a debate over contested facts, or at any rate the significance of contested facts, rather than a debate over the concept of private property.

      The question of whether Israel has committed acts of aggression is not reduceable to Lockean homesteading principles, nor can the Ethics of Liberty be construed as a manual capable of settling wars between nations. Ultimately, in claiming that the dispute in the Middle East can be resolved through libertarian principles of private property Block and Futerman have lost sight of the complexity of the philosophical issues. They devote attention to showing, for example, the hatred that has historically been shown towards Jews (p. 252-253) but they are wrong to suppose that this is in any way related to a theory of private property and naive to hope that inter-racial hatred can be resolved by reference to property rights.”

      • Zionism and private property
        By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
        February 2, 2024

        “Writes Peter Viering:

        Dear Mr. Rockwell:

        Recent essays on your excellent site discussing libertarian pros and cons about Zionism ignore an important point: there is no privately owned real property in Israel. All the land is “owned” by the State or the Jewish Agency for the benefit of Jewish people worldwide. Unlike America, and in old Palestine, people in Israel do not own title to the land where their homes are located. Many of the millions of Palestinian refugee families still have keys to the privately owned homes from which they were expelled.”

        • Thanks for sharing. I suspect that someone (the State) stole the land from its previous owner.

          I have a friend that lives in Israel and he says he owns his home. While he worked in the USA, he rented his house to tenants. So I am confused.

          • I’m confused as well.


            “Private property rights enjoy a fairly strong protection from encroachment, both by other private parties and by the government. Even when eminent domain is utilized, the government almost universally has to compensate for the fair value of the land
            While private ownership of land is common (mainly in urban areas), most of the land in Israel (over 90% of the land area) is in the ownership of either the State of Israel, the Development Authority (Rashut Hapituakh, רשות הפיתוח) or the Jewish National Fund. According to Basic Law: Israel Lands, enacted in 1960, the land owned by these three bodies is administered by the Israel Land Authority (ILA). The land so owned is often leased to private persons, typically in a long-term lease for a period of 99 years. This creates a situation where, on the one hand, the land is privately held for most practical purposes; on the other hand, the ILA still wields a considerable bureaucratic power over citizens, particularly during the transfer of lease from one person to another, or various other procedures related to land use and registration, where the law requires consent or ongoing involvement by the ILA. Beginning in the first decade of the 21st century, the Knesset has enacted laws encouraging the full transfer of ownership, for no additional payment, from the ILA-represented bodies to the lessees, who thereby become owners.
            The most common type of housing in Israel is condominiums. The Land Law, 1969 details the legal structure of this type of property, including the rights of tenants among themselves (mainly in regard to common areas) and towards third parties. A contractual document, the bylaws (takanon, תקנון), is required to exist for every condominium; often, the common bylaws, provided as an appendix to the Land Law, 1969, are used, but many condominiums do have more detailed bylaws, agreed between apartment owners.
            The Land Law, 1969 enacts a “closed list” approach, listing five types of proprietary claims that may exist towards land: ownership, rental (including lease), mortgage, beneficial use and right of first refusal. However, in practice, other types of claims exist and are treated as equitable. In addition, a warning note or caveat (he’arat azhara, הערת אזהרה) is regularly placed in the Land Registry after a transaction is agreed upon and before its registration is completed. In many cases, due to various impediments to completing the registration, the warning note remains on the Land Registry for decades, commonly perceived as providing a sufficient protection to the acquirer’s interests.”

  45. This is a warning for anyone using TurboTax software to file their taxes.

    Not sure if this requirement is for USA versions only, but Intuit now requires you to create an “online” account, different from your past user account. Trouble is, they don’t tell you this upfront.

    They also want access to your computer. I found that every time I saved my tax return and tried to reopen it, I got a message that the file was corrupt. After spending a few hours over two days on the phone with Customer Service, I finally gave up – they insisted on remote viewing of my screen, which I refused. This is a well known issue that others have complained about – as I found out reading reviews on Amazon. Later the second day I received a message that I had “signed in” using a different system (same computer as last year). I use a VPN, so they must try to keep a fingerprint. I don’t trust them at all. I am now going to try to submit my state tax filing via paper, to a state that has mandatory electronic filing. The digital prison walls are annoying.

    • Thanks for this info jo-ann.
      I also use TurboTax.

      One really wonders why we even have to file taxes anymore. 🙁
      A change was made with TurboTax (and perhaps all tax software) a few years ago, whereby at a certain point the software connects directly to your bank and downloads all the relevant tax information.

      If it can do that, (it’s checking that what you input matches the digital records they have)
      then what’s the point in filing at all?

      They have all the information. Just file our returns for us and WE will check it it’s correct! 🙁

      • My version gave me the option of connecting or manually entering. I manually entered this and the past several years, when it could no longer read my previous year tax returns. Prior to that I imported the information. Because I was too lazy to re-enter all the account information each year, I stopped importing info.

        • Interesting.
          Yes this year I will enter it manually too.
          Last year an error was discovered by Rev. Canada (due to a mistake made by Turbo Tax).
          While talking with a Rev. Can agent they also recommended I do it manually in the future.

  46. USA natural resource capitalization and control – the fight is not over with the withdrawal of NACs. See Corey Digs:

    “American Stewards of Liberty is shifting their focus now to the White House’s strategy to create Natural Capital Accounts, which they describe as the “twin sister” to Natural Asset Companies. They say the strategy “represents a whole-of-government approach to monetize ‘natural processes’ and ‘ecosystem services’ and add them to the federal balance sheet for more nefarious and sinister future plans.”

    “Natural Capital Accounts, as Margaret Byfield explained in a recent webinar, are a way of collecting data on natural processes – like the air we breathe, assigning value and monetizing those natural processes, then recording them on the national balance sheet to inform policy and regulatory decisions by the government.

    In January of 2023, the Biden regime issued a report on a “U.S. System of Natural Capital Accounting and Associated Environmental Economic Statistics,” which admits that the data collection on natural processes may be a pretext for taxes and fees associated with the usage of ecosystem services. It states that, “over the long term, natural capital accounts could influence tax policies and revenue and resources available to the Federal Government.”

    The framework for Natural Capital Accounting, driven by the United Nations and the World Bank, has been developed over decades and implemented in several nations in coordination with key partners. In fact, the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, which is a collaboration of financial policymakers in more than 90 countries led by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), has focused their efforts to “mainstream climate change into economic, fiscal and financial policies” in nations around the world, using the data from Natural Capital Accounting to inform policy decisions on “implementing environmental taxes, tradable permits, and payments for ecosystem services programs.”

  47. New disorder – conspiracy theorizing (ABC news article is another attempt to control the narrative; QAnon added to sully conspiracy theorists):

    Days of Darkness: How one woman escaped the conspiracy theory trap that has ensnared millions

    “Former believers said conspiracy theories offered them meaning when they felt empty, even if those promises proved to be hollow themselves.

    “I was suicidal before I got into conspiracy theories,” said Antonio Perez, 45, a Hawaii man who became obsessed with Sept. 11 conspiracy theories and QAnon until he decided they were interfering with his life two years ago. Back then, when he first found other online conspiracy theorists, he was ecstatic. “It’s like: My God, I’ve finally found my people!”

    “I think I got a sense of self-importance” from conspiracy theories, Perez said. He believed that he alone “was figuring everything out. It all ties into wanting to be a hero.”

    “Belief in conspiracy theories is a common, and usually harmless, part of people’s instinctive need to identify threats and explain the unknown. They can be an entertaining diversion for many, though for some, obsessive interest in these claims can lead to social isolation, paranoia and distrust.

    “Such beliefs also create their own community.

    “Websites, streaming podcasts, online forums and Facebook groups have created virtual refuges for conspiracy theorists. They are places to speculate and swap information without worrying about the mockery of outsiders, virtual clubs where, for a few hours at least, the unseen forces behind the headlines can be seen and understood.”

  48. If you have children, you might want to check out this resource re indoctrination by schools created by Alvin Lui: Courage is a Habit.

    “The ‘Media Literacy’ Trojan Horse: Alvin Lui on Woke Indoctrination” on EPOCH-TV

    Alvin Lui interviews are also found elsewhere. In the EPOCH-TV interview above, he shows the tricks the ideologues use, including “they use your words, but not your dictionary.” He is optimistic, saying the old systems have already been destroyed, even though they have the same name and logos; they have different mission statements now. We can siderail their attempts to transform society by using the tools provided on his web site to prevent THEM from rebuilding the systems.

  49. Michael Malice explains principles of anarchy and voluntarisms to Jordan Peterson. Discussion includes historical routes to totalitarianism, and philosophies of Ayn Rand, Albert Camus, and religions.

    Jordan Peterson – Discussing Communism in All Its Glory | Michael Malice | EP 407 | 2:08:01 (time-stamped chapters listed)

  50. Its official! Humans breathing is contributing towards Global Warming. Stop breathing so much you dirty humans!

    “UK researchers raised the alarm that humans are contributing to global warming by breathing. Scientists at the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology claim that human breathing contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, urging “caution in the assumption that emissions from humans are negligible.” The peer-reviewed study published in PLOS One (Dawson et al.) found that the UK population collectively breathes out about 1,100 tonnes of the greenhouse gases methane and nitrous oxide every year and reminded us that our farts, or “flatus emissions are likely to increase these values significantly.”

    I can just see it now…

    ‘The government of Canada is instituting a new tax in the name of sustainable development and fighting climate change which will tax you 3 cents for every breath so we can save the environment!’

    • Thanks Gavin for this.
      I think these types of absurd studies and the promotion of them only serve to shoot the climate change fearmongers in their collective feet.

      At some point, the public at large will get sick and tired of all this nonsense and realize that ‘climate change’ is just a hoax.

      The study you quote actually says the following in the conclusion:

      “We report only emissions in breath in this study, and flatus emissions are likely to increase these values significantly, though no literature characterises these emissions for people in the UK. Assuming that livestock and other wild animals also exhale emissions of N2O , there may still be a small but
      significant unaccounted for source of N2O emissions in the UK.”

      So they are not just going after us but also animals.

      I can just see Greta’s new tune:
      “How dare you breathe and fart!”

      • Felony Flatus.

        Sticking with their false claim that CO2 is a significant greenhouse gas, then they should also calculate:

        1) CO2 generated by producing fermented beverages (beer, kombucha, sparkling wine) and foods (yeast breads)
        2) CO2 generated by decomposing organic matter (compost, fallen trees and leaves on the forest floor). Even Bill Gates’ buried trees will decay, releasing CO2.
        3) CO2 generated by G.E. mammalian cells and yeasts used to make biological medicinal products such as monoclonal antibodies and drug substances used in vaccines.
        4) CO2 released by natural soda springs (sparkling water), volcanoes, and fissures in the ocean floor.

        Maybe they have done this already. I haven’t seen any data and wouldn’t trust their model used to calculate their results.

      • @Fawlty Towers

        My pleasure, aside from providing a good laugh, I agree these kinds of stupid propaganda help shine a light on the absurdity of the institutionalized/weaponized juggernaut of global warming fanaticism that is attempting to mentally (and sometimes physically) steamroll people all over the world right now.

        hey on a separate side note, I just wanted to let you know I included your thoughtful comment from earlier in this thread where you were playing devil’s advocate regarding gardening and worst case scenarios in my answers to an interview I did with with Riley Waggaman for his “Edward Slavsquat” substack blog. I hope it is okay that I referred to you as my friend. I know we have never met in person, but I have always appreciated your thoughtful comments on here and your willingness to explore “thought experiments” etc in the threads, so I think of you in that way.

        Anyways, glad you valued that content above and I think your future Greta modo is hilarious

        • hey on a separate side note, I just wanted to let you know I included your thoughtful comment from earlier in this thread where you were playing devil’s advocate regarding gardening and worst case scenarios in my answers to an interview I did with with Riley Waggaman for his “Edward Slavsquat” substack blog. I hope it is okay that I referred to you as my friend.

          I’m certainly OK with that Gavin. I treat you as my friend too. 🙂

  51. A bit of sharing from the north of Israel. An area of simplicity and much rural life, and also an interesting mix of israeli jews and israeli palestinians (muslims, christians) and druz and beduin.

    Before the sharing have to confess, I stopped watching the news and for the most part do not follow what is happening. Too sad for me I guess. The whole thing. Though might start refollowing at some point.

    Anyway, there seems to be an interesting thing happening, I hope it continues. Usually when the Israeli jews Palestinian refugees conflict erupts, there is immense tension between us different cultures. And one might try to avoid the areas of many Israeli Palestinians. Long ago, there was one case when the place I live in was almost attacked. Luckily nothing happend.

    This time, for the most part, there often seems to be this mutual warmth and respect. Not neccesarily with agreement about the conflict, not neccesarily without tensions, but still…

    I remember after the 7th of October when we were advised to avoid going to areas with many Israeli Palestinains and I was like ”Screw it”. this of all times is a good time to go, I honestly do not think something will happen to me.

    People were extremely warm to me. One shop keeper remembered me from like a year before! And we cracked some small talk. Another shop owner for the first time offered me a sweat and coffe after I bought some vegetables, and for the first time I asked him about how long he has his shop, and he told me about how it is a family business and we talked a little more. Very gentle eyes I have to say, not necessarily many people like that to my mind (On both sides).

    I remember one resturant owner making a small extra portion as a gift and coming out to talk. (Yes, I decided to eat out in a Israeli Palestinian place on those very tense days). He was young, and full of testestorne and pride, and actually I was a little concerned this time something a little nasty or teasing may be said. But after some small talk and me saying ”I think there are good people on both sides and there is hope” all he said was ”There is hope, so long as you don’t watch the news”, Not sure exactly what he meant, but I immidiately agreed. We shook hands, and that was it.

  52. Continuing the previous post

    I know, this is just me going to shop owners, but I have other mixings as well, and other people reported similar experiences.

    Not sure why this is happening, I hope it is to do with people having a gut feeling there is something wrong with leaderships, and although we may different perspectives we can have mutual warmth and respect to each other.

    I have part time jobs were you could say I am somewhat ”employed” by people. Long ago, for one part time job I had an Israeli Palestinian as a boss. Perhaps suprisingly, we happened to have a similar sense of humor and really got along. Loved cracking jokes with him and hanging around. Not a perfect friendship, we did sometimes not get perfectly along, but nontheless a friendship. One day when we travelled around the country he took me to a rather simple place and said ”This land used to belong to family member of mine, the military took it”. There was nothing agressive about it, he just said it. I just said ”Sorry to hear”. We did have a meeting point both missing Rabin. I do not know the full truth about him, but believe he is the one and only Israeli leader who for some reason, at some point, was genuine about wanting peace and truly giving his best to allow it to happen. And also that he was killed in a conspiracy Yigal Amir shooting blank bullets. Did not tell my friend that though, he is not a conspiracy researcher.

    He also visited friends of his in the West Bank at times and was/is a very proud muslim. And yet one day said to me ”You Jews are special”. I think he may have meant it a bit like me, believing we are all sons of god and god loves diversity. Still was suprising and pleasnt to hear. From a proud muslim especially. I am not a practicing Jew but certainly have my religious beliefs, even if not traditional ones.

    I stopped working with him because of health issues. Luckily there were other jobs the health issues did not prevent me from doing. Lately my health allowed me to get back to former type of jobs, and he actually contacted me with an offer just these days. Actually considering giving it a try. Not in a ”I am creating peace” attitude, I think that is naive and also not a reason to actually do something together. But I like there being some cultural mixing along the way of doing something I am happy to do anyway.

    Before I end, I want to be clear there are issues here too. Both sides to my mind have some positive and negative cultural traits, and it is not important which may or may not be ”better overall” nor is there reason to stereotype (That is generalise to everyone) over negative cultural traits.

  53. And again continuing….

    And I have no idea if the job thingy I mentioned will work out. Anything could theortically happen.

    Another last thing – There are groups of Israeli jews women and Israeli Palestinian women meeting together. I actually think much hope lies there, more than us men meeting together, though there is nothing wrong with that.

    Hope this was at least a little bit interesting to read.

    • That is a lovely account. Thank you for sharing.

  54. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐠𝐞

    “Yes, it’s true. You are not hallucinating. Your favorite blog-series, “Edward asks his friends and acquaintances questions”, has returned.”

    Riley’s first question for me was:

    “Gavin, your blog “Recipes for Reciprocity” is a lovely oasis floating in the vast cesspool we call the Internet. But why do you insist on writing about the joys of making sauerkraut, instead of patiently explaining why we should unconditionally support our benevolent and caring governments? It seems to me that your preoccupation with fermented cabbage is covertly seditious.”

  55. James Roguski elucidated and spoke far more clearly for me in this SGTReport interview than I recall him or James C. being in the detailing of the WHO’s article 55 amendment treaty yadda yadda back in the CHD interview James, James and Meryl had back in October 0f ’23*. Maybe I’ve just had more time to go over his arguments, too, but perhaps some of the confusion regarding James (C.’s) audience with regards to the urgency or importance of getting the word out on this issue stems at least partially from what I recall was unclear messaging in the October conversation.



    • Feb. 1 2024 Roguski substack post:

      Corporate Colonialism
      The WHO negotiations are NOT about health or sovereignty. This is a trade dispute between a group of nations that are demanding “equity” versus the corporate colonialism of Big Pharma.

  56. They are hinting at forbidding growing food at home. Article found on two sites:

    “This past week we have seen more confirmation of this, as a study out of the University of Michigan [] claims that homegrown foods produce five times more carbon emissions than industrial farming methods. In other words, private gardens could be considered a threat to the environment. The Telegraph and other corporate platforms have jumped on the story, and I believe this is cause for concern.

    “The study includes analysis of various gardens from individual family plots to urban and community plots and claims that “garden infrastructure” for individual plots (such as raised beds) contribute far greater carbon pollution than large scale farming. The study seems to ignore the fact that raised beds are more efficient and grow more food in a smaller space, but I doubt they really care to take these kinds of things into consideration.”

    • Thanks for digging this up jo-ann (pun intended).
      Gee I wonder what their next controlled study will reveal?

      The problem as we should all know is that ‘Big Farming’ has very deep pockets and subsidizing the researchers to come up with a study that paints private gardening in a bad light vis-a-vis ‘climate change’ is child’s play for them.

      Here researchers, here’s a few million dollars to split amongst yourselves. We want your study to produce the following results:
      a) ….
      b) ….
      c) ….

    • So absurd… so many unanalyzed variables; the only focus is on carbon.
      Gross misrepresentation.

    • Thanks for this jo-ann.

      Even if they passed ridiculous ideas like this into some sort of law I think it is worth highlighting that enforcement would not be logistically viable except for maybe in high population density areas (cities).

      I would also like to point out that ridiculous propaganda “studies” like that (and any tyrannical laws that may be passed based on them) should not be seen as some kind of excuse to say “well why bother gardening at all then, since they are just gonna come and carbon tax my garden, fine me or wreck my plot anyways”.

      As I explored in my recent interview with Riley Waggaman (in both the interview and comments section underneath) people are coming up with a whole range of different excuses to justify their complacency in not taking action to grow some of their own food at home. Most of them are rooted in either fear or delusional superiority complex based worldviews and while they may sound great to those that would avoid having to get their hands dirty by any means possible, all these excuses really do is retard people’s growth and potential as human beings (leaving them with a significant handicap as they consciously choose to stagnate in the infantilizing role of being an industrial food system dependent consumer).

      I do appreciate the links though, as just with fact checkers and other greenwashed hit pieces propagated by the bloated plutocratic parasites, this helps us to see what they are afraid of, illuminating their achilles heel.

      • Also, we can ensure local laws are enacted to reject such limitations being imposed by the larger state agencies or WHO.

        • I admire anyone seeking to rally together with others in their communities to attempt to use human laws to protect themselves and the ecosystems they depend on to survive, but at the same time I trust the laws of nature much more than any human laws and so the main bulk of my energy is spent aligning with the forces of nature to create unstoppable decentralized perpetually expanding food and medicine production systems. Human laws can be corrupted, but aligning one’s community garden or personal garden with the forces of nature connects with much more ancient and powerful laws and momentum.

          Thanks for the comment.

    • @colosseum

      Nice! Thanks for sharing that!

      This website is also listed in the Druthers Newspaper each month here in Canada.

    • I cannot find where “” is attributed to Mike Yeadon. Where is that info located? Thanks in advance.

      • Jo-ann,

        My fault. Mike Yeadon posted the website on his Telegram channel and the message kind-of implied that it’s his own website. (Also most of the content seems to be attributable to him). But on a more careful look, I can see the website is managed by an anonymous Australian guy.

        It seems to me that Mike Yeadon doesn’t have a website of his own and publishes via substack and this website. But guess what? I’ll ask in Telegram directly.


        • No need – it is a fantastic site! That is why I didn’t think it could be the creative work of Mike Yeadon, unless he hired help. Thanks for posting the link.

  57. How many of you are familiar with the term Ethnogenesis?

    (for more info: )

    I have been engaged in efforts to create counter-cultures (based in the non-aggression principle, courage, compassion, honesty and equality) which are intended to be permanent, but I did not have a definitive term to encapsulate and describe that process I was attempting to engage with and plant the seeds for until I discovered that term recently.

    I am now endeavoring to invite people to come together and embody a new way of living (voluntarily) to begin to redefine themselves as a completely separate and distinct culture (or “Parallel Society”) from the statist model.

    I typically do not describe myself or the way of living and organizing communities that I advocate would be an improvement from what we have now as “Anarchy” because (based on what I have learned) Anarchy simply means “without rulers” and (based on what I have read, though I could be wrong and am open to refining my understanding of the word) it does not convey the need for any kind of ethical compass to guide one’s behavior as an individual. Since I choose to walk the path of the Non-aggression principle (and, based on the books I have read, it seems that anarchy does not necessitate any such set of ethics being involved) , the term “Voluntaryism” seems to more closely describe path I walk and would endorse as an improvement from how we live now, for individuals and communities. Though, all labels and the boxes people build around them have limitations and can be twisted and corrupted, so even Voluntaryism does not fully describe the way that I live and advocate would be an improvement for our communities to others.

    Some people tell me that I am a “new ager” or a “neo-pagan” or they say I am promoting “gaianism” (as you can imagine, they are not trying to give me a compliment).

    I have no interest in religious dogmas, I advocate people should use their own God given senses of perception (both physical senses and senses that allow for perception of non-physical aspects of this universe) to directly perceive the truth of what is for themselves so they can know the truth (rather than simply believing what someone else is telling them to accept as true). Most religions attempt to train people into seeing themselves as being dependent on books, gurus or priests of some sort to be able to know what is true and what is not. I think that type of system is a scam.

    I advocate for autodidactism as a more reliable form of learning and being capable of discerning what is true and what is not.

    (continued in another comment..)

    • (..continued from above)

      I suppose my recognition of the planet Earth as a sentient living organism could be labelled as “gaianism”. Though I am sure that word is seen as meaning a bunch of things that I do not agree with, so I tend to avoid getting wrapped up in labels whenever possible and instead just strive live the truth (allowing people who like labels to either apply them to me, or not, with me not paying much attention either way).

      Much of our current system of statism does not align with Permaculture Ethics and much of permaculture design is really just echoes of more ancient wisdom rooted in Indigenous perspectives and techniques.

      Since some ancient indigenous peoples chose greed, violent domination of others and other problematic/degenerative behaviors I always try to emphasize that I do not advocate trying to revive any and all indigenous ways of living and seeing. Rather, I suggest we should use discernment when accepting the gifts of wisdom that the ancients gave us (leaving behind what no longer serves us and breathing new live into principles that are universally regenerative and ethical) and trail blaze a new path forward that is reverent, regenerative, courageous, humble and capable of starving and leaving the centralized statist systems behind.

      Around time index 9:35 in this video Lyla mentions “Choco Canyon” and how her ancient ancestors used to dominate others in an authoritarian type culture and then at one point severed their ties to an older culture and way of being to begin to live a different way (closer to the forest, with compassion, integrity and humility). What she is describing is how some of her people chose to consciously engage in the process of Ethnogenesis.

      Each of us can take the lead in that regard. When people see another human being nurturing themselves, tending a garden, sharing abundance, living with purpose, joyfully and generously, you do not have to convince or threaten them into wanting to be part of that, they gravitate to it naturally.

      In essence, I believe it is the seed that rises from within that is born from living the way one wants the world to be, which readily self sows and sets down roots far and wide. Individuals embodying the intrinsic abundance, purpose and joy that results from living with integrity, compassion, courage and generosity provides an incentive more enticing than any government bribe or threat for others to follow suit. They show other people a way of living that heals the broken parts within us, heals the land around us, begins to bind our shattered communities together in a new way (as with the art of Kintsugi) as we consciously engage in the process of Ethnogenesis.

      Each of us can plant the seeds for a new way of living to set down roots in our communities and leave this world a little bit more free and beautiful than it was when we got here for those that will call this place home after we are gone.

      • Gavin I commend you on the noble life you live and goals to guide others to a similar path to yours.

        There are many variations to the lifestyle you advocate, which I am sure you would think are worthwhile.
        Everything from going full tilt, in sync with your lifestyle, to simply tending your own backyard garden in the summer.

        Every nation/state in the world arrived at their current living situation through trial and error. It’s really quite remarkable that by and large, most nations have chosen to organize their food production and distribution in similar fashion.

        Have you ever been interested in contacting Canadian natives to ‘compare notes’ so to speak on food production and lifestyles?

        • @Fawlty Towers

          Greetings my friend! Thanks for chiming in to share your thoughts and posing a great question.

          RE: “There are many variations to the lifestyle you advocate, which I am sure you would think are worthwhile.
          Everything from going full tilt, in sync with your lifestyle, to simply tending your own backyard garden in the summer.”

          Yes indeed!

          I would say that at the foundation of a course of action that lends itself to regeneration (inside and out) and helping those around us to achieve their highest potential bit it can takes many forms. At the core is willingness to be a perpetual student of nature and a willingness to take time to look inward (in what ever way works best for the individual) to come to know thyself and recognize one’s own innate God given gifts and passions and then to take decisive action to put those gifts to use in service of life.

          In a dominant culture obsessed with materialism, superficiality, digital distractions/addictions, fear, vanity, savior seeking Stockholm syndrome and artificially perpetuated aggressive competitiveness, the choice to embark upon the path I describe above is a path to play a part in Ethnogenesis (not related to genetics, melanin content in one’s epidermis nor necessarily religion, but rather defining one’s self as part of a new culture rooted in a common goal, a common recognition of the sacredness of all life, a common perseverance to use challenging circumstances to become our best selves and a common choice to abandon statism and give our energy to nurture people and place where we live).

          That process does not necessarily even have to involve gardening at all (though that is one powerful way to nurture people, gather place based wisdom and nurture the place where we live). Some people have gifts of art which they create with color, sounds, shapes or countless other expressions which allow their God Given gifts to become manifest and shared with others, uplifting and inspiring them, serving as a sort of nourishment for their community. Others use words to emancipate minds (as JC does) and inspire people to take action to become their best selves. And some choose a less noticed and more humble path to do something as simple as caring for an elderly family member, planting a tree which they will not get to sit in the shade of, caring for their children with love, patience and courage or engaging in random acts of kindness. Those actions and those pathways to share one’s gifts in service to life are just as important as planting seeds in the rich Earth for they plant seeds in hearts and minds (creating a morphic field).

          In order to speak to this further I will re-share something I wrote in response to a thoughtful and humble comment shared with me by one of my Substack subscribers recently where they were speaking about feeling lost and as though their contributions are not as significant as others.

          (continued in another comment..)

        • (..continued from above comment)

          “No action is wasted, every action changes Creation”

          Every action, word, thought and emotion we choose and give our energy to sends out a ripple into fabric of reality. These ripples wash over the beings we share this experience with and have a very real effect. These ripples we send out have measurable energetic, biochemical, epigenetic, psychological and physical influences on our fellow beings.

          Each action plants seeds in hearts and minds. We humans are gardeners of hope, pessimism, kindness, apathy, courage, cowardice, peace, conflict, love, artificial scarcity and abundance.

          What we nurture to grow in the hearts and minds, relationships and communities around us is up to us.

          Each moment we plant a handful seeds in the present, and these seeds shape the future. Small seeds can become a mighty being that persists for millennia. It is the same with seemingly small deeds in our day to day life.

          (continued in another comment below..)

        • (..continued from above comment)

          “Humble lives” (as Charles describes the choice of living everyday life with compassion and integrity: ) issue out a prayer for a more caring society.

          Whether it is caring for one’s children, a parent, a garden, uplifting or helping a stranger, tending to a tree or engaging in Self-care, each choice based in integrity, compassion, courage and peace issues forth a prayer, shifting the morphic field.

          “Sanity is walking with open eyes to see what is really valuable”.

          I see a genuine intent to make more and more choices that align with a striving to be an honorable, humble, kind and reverent human being as inherently valuable and fundamentally essential as we strive to dissolve corruption on Earth and create a more beautiful world we all know is possible.

          When we plant the seeds for that world to take root (in what ever way we do, even when no-one else is watching in seemingly small deeds) we engaged in the Ethnogenesis process, redefining the potential of a human being and defining the ways of a new culture to become permanent.

          We now find ourselves at a choice point, where each human is being given the opportunity to choose to embody the template for a new way of living and organizing communities. With the regenerative knowledge, skills and awareness now available to us, we are able to begin utilizing our innate abilities as human beings to align fully with the syntrophic forces of nature. Each of us has the potential to be as an “imaginal cell” and move our species towards that critical mass moment of transformation which will mark the beginning of a new era for mankind.

          It begins with us working to ‘weed the garden of the mind’.. and when only that which we wish to see in the world around us flourishes there.. it then moves into planting physical seeds in the world around us. In doing so, we become a seed which can set down the roots and become the living template for a new way of living and a new type of culture to take hold on the Earth.

          In, is the only way out, for it is within that we may re-kindle the spark that we were born with to become a flame and illuminate a path forward that honors the sacredness of all life. Do not allow the fleeting shadows in our midst to distract you from the sacred tasks you came here to accomplish. We are the story tellers and the dreamers of the dreams, weaving threads together to become the fabric of reality.

          When we look around ourselves today at world events it is easy to fall into feeling helpless and defeated. Never forget, it only takes a single candle to light up an entire room filled with darkness but you cannot take any amount of darkness and effect a well lit room at all. This is because darkness is not a substance but rather the lack of a substance… that substance being love and/or light.

        • Re:

          “Every nation/state in the world arrived at their current living situation through trial and error. It’s really quite remarkable that by and large, most nations have chosen to organize their food production and distribution in similar fashion.”

          I do not think that is necessarily true.

          In many ways the current agricultural methods were not simply the result of trial and error, (as in, some kind of linear progress from less advanced to more advanced) but rather they are the result of first, suppressing and supplanting more ancient (horticulturally/scientifically advanced and ecologically literate) food cultivation methods and then corporate oligarchs imposing idiotic, extractive, parasitic, shortsighted, profiteering based industrial methods as the norm (through taking over the universities, the chemical manufacturing industry and the seed supply).

          Thus, the way most developed nations currently grow food is not the result of trial and error, but rather, it is the result of parasitic, arrogant and idiotic people degrading previous advanced food cultivation methods (cutting down food forests to plant monoculture grains etc).

          So why have “most nations chosen to organize their food production and distribution in similar fashion” ?

          Plutocratic domination across the spectrum and the cowardice and stupidity of those under them organizing the approved and implemented methods on a nation state level so that food can be used as a weapon and a means for profiteering.

        • Re: “Have you ever been interested in contacting Canadian natives to ‘compare notes’ so to speak on food production and lifestyles?”

          Yes, I am in touch with about half a dozen different First Nation knowledge keepers in Canada and a handful of other indigenous knowledge keepers from other regions in the US, Mexico and Scotland.

          I am corresponding with them as I do the more scientific side of the research for my next book on food forest design so I can ground my methods in the experience of the hundreds of generations of people who cultivated food here on Turtle Island and elsewhere (without destroying the ecosystems they depended on to survive, as modern agriculture is now).

          That being said, sometimes when I reach out to Indigenous community leaders here in Canada I unfortunately discover that the forced assimilation process inflicted on their culture by the Government (RCMP and Church) has been extremely effective in severing their knowledge line and connection to the land where they live. I experienced this with the people who live near where we are who describe themselves as the “Caldwell Nation” as when I asked if they wanted to do a collaborative project to regenerate some of the Carolinian Forest on the large parcel of land (formerly GMO soy cultivated) they just received from “reparations” negotiations near Point Pelee, they told me they planned to continue with the conventional agriculture practices and build a Cemi truck service stop.

          Sometimes the people get bulldozed psychologically and begin to “worship the Gods of their conquerors” (as Rapper Immortal Technique might say). In that case, the god of their conquerors, is money and materialism.

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