Monkeypox Was a Table-Top Simulation Only Last Year

Elite media outlets around the world are on red alert over the world’s first-ever global outbreak of Monkeypox in mid-May 2022—just one year after an international biosecurity conference in Munich held a simulation of a “global pandemic involving an unusual strain of Monkeypox” beginning in mid-May 2022.

Monkeypox was first identified in 1958, but there’s never been a global Monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa until now—in the exact week of the exact month predicted by the biosecurity folks in their pandemic simulation.

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The Generational Divide in Eastern Europe — the Bariga Generation

We left off talking about the Soviet Generation last time. By the by, some commenters over on Unz got mad and accused me of promoting pro-Western talking points and being anti-Russian for being a bit harsh, admittedly, about the old-timers. Well, putting aside that some people seem incapable of seeing the world with any nuance and fall back on good vs. evil, black and white narratives, its also an amusing reaction when you consider that the Soviet Generation doesn’t really even see itself as Russian or Ukrainian or Belorussian for that matter. They see themselves as Soviets first and foremost and their allegiance and true love is for a dead political ideology and project, not for the country that they ended up in when the whole thing collapsed. There is even an entire movement of pro-Soviets that refuses to acknowledge that they are Russian and wave their Soviet passports around, saying that the USSR was never formally dissolved, therefore, they remain Soviets and not Russians. And just because these people are anti-Western because the West is supposedly an imperialist, capitalist, bourgeois project, doesn’t mean that they are Russian patriots. But whatever. Consider me what you will if you must, but I think my positions and worldview will become clearer as the blogging continues.

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Scott Ritter’s Switcheroo: “Why I Radically Changed My Overall Assessment”

On Sunday, the foreign policy blogs were abuzz with the news that Scott Ritter had done “an about-face in his assessment of the war”. It appears that the ex-Marine had examined recent developments in Ukraine and concluded that it’s going to be much harder for Russia to win than he had originally thought..

Naturally, the news of Ritter’s reversal sent shockwaves across the internet, especially among the people who follow events in Ukraine closely and who greatly admire his even-handed analysis. Some of these people clearly felt betrayed by Ritter’s comments and blasted him as a “concern troll” which refers to a person who feigns sympathy while actually feeling the opposite. This is a terrible way to treat a guy who’s devoted so much of his time to informing people about an issue of which they might know very little without his research. Besides, Ritter is no hypocrite. Quite the contrary.

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…IMHO, Scott Ritter is gradually adjusting to the idea that the conflict in Ukraine is not a just regional skirmish between two quarrelsome neighbors, nor is it a proxy-war between NATO and Russia. No. Ukraine is the first phase of a broader plan for crushing Russia, collapsing its economy, removing its leaders, seizing its natural resources, splintering its territory, and projecting US power across Central Asia to the Pacific Rim. Ukraine is about hegemony, empire, and pure, unalloyed power. Most important, Ukraine is the first battle in a Third World War, a war that was concocted and launched by Washington to ensure another unchallenged century of American primacy.

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Goldman Sachs CEO LLoyd Blankfein Still Sees Demand Side Inflation

Appearing on Face the Nation (FtN) Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein discussed his views and perspectives on the economy overall and U.S. inflation specifically.  Undoubtedly Blankfein has access to resources and analysis far beyond CTH scope; however, despite a statistically factual contracting GDP, Blankfein is claiming to see overall demand side inflation remaining in the macro economy.

Perhaps that view might still be true domestically on the service side (it certainly isn’t on the trade side), but demand driven inflation does not appear visible on the goods side of the economic ledger.  What is clearly present as the price driver is “production side inflation,” the costs to create goods and bring them to market.   If you look at economic activity in units instead of dollars, the units are contracting.

The demand for goods is now focused almost entirely on priority or essential purchases like housing, energy, fuel and food.  The price for those essential products is driven by production costs, which are a direct outcome of the energy policy, environmental policy, regulatory policy, and to a lesser extent trade policy, of the Biden administration.  Blankfein is pretending not to know things…

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Sunday Talks, Finland President Sauli Niinistö Indicates a Global Cleaving Behind Decision to Join NATO

…The important part to watch is if this cleaving continues, there are going to be two sets of nations with two structurally different economies.  An oil based energy group and a group chasing the Build Back Better, Green New Deal, human population control mechanisms under the ruse of climate change.

Behind the G7 and NATO, we know the multinational corporations assembled in the World Economic Forum are ultimately the driver of political policy. The central bankers, finance ministers and politicians all operate under the guidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB) and World Trade Organization (WTO).

Together the WEF, IMF, WB, WTO, EU central banks and U.S. federal reserve, collectively represent what we call the globalists.  And the globalists are pushing the climate change agenda hard {WEF LINK}.

It is important to remember the ultimate goal of the ‘climate change’ promotors (World Economic Forum) is not an energy system that changes the global climate. The goal of the ‘climate change’ group is to create a carbon trading system; a new financial mechanism (a global tax program) to control human activity on a world-wide basis.  This system also needs a digital identity in order to work {hint-hint}.

As a consequence, when we look at the fracturing of the global energy marketplace, it is worth viewing the divided group through the prism of the globalist carbon trading scheme.

The oil-based energy group is going to have a strong strategic advantage in production costs.  They will continue using oil, coal and gas (economic fuels), which are abundant, cheap and the infrastructure is already in place.

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This entire essay (not long) is well-worth reading. I have excerpted a considerable sample because it says so much about what is going on in the world today and into the future. An election was stolen and ever since USA is going straight downhill no brakes. None of this will benefit ordinary citizens. The nation-state with a healthy and well-informed polity is an irreplaceable barrier against dictatorship, the faceless totalitarianism of one-world government. I think China sees this and is gearing up for war or at least preparing for war. What NATO is doing is pure KOBK strategy. It constitutes a profound threat to Russia, China, and more. A KOBK move demands a KOBK response. Just as USA is being destroyed, so is the world. This is not happening because our “leaders” are incompetent; they are puppets, all of them. The reptilians are in control. ABN

“There is only one way for that background diversity to happen – not labs, not immune pressure … only time”

As a side observation of flu variance chart – one can observe the principle that wide diversity in the BA.x series of mild Covid, suggests broad evolutionary footprint…

There is only one way for that background diversity to happen – not labs, not immune pressure … only time.

Originally tweeted by Ethical Skeptic ☀ (@EthicalSkeptic) on May 13, 2022.

I wonder what Geert Vanden Bossche will have to say about this. ABN

UPDATE: See my comment for Vanden Bossche’s answer to TES. I doubt his answer is specifically addressed to TES but he does resolve any conflict that may have appeared between their two views. ABN

The ESG Cartel

How do you control the Bull on Wall Street? Simple: you put a ring through its nose. The name of that ring is ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance scoring for financing and investment. Allegedly, ESG is supposed to provide a measure of a company’s long-term sustainability and profitability, but it is, instead, the tool of a small number of so-called “stakeholders” who are actually technocrats. The tool enables big investment firms like Blackrock, Vanguard, State Street, Fidelity, and others to effectively run a monopoly-trust, which is to say a cartel, without being in direct violation of existing anti-trust legislation. If you wonder why everything, especially every big corporation, is going Woke, ESG is your answer. Join James Lindsay in this quick episode of New Discourses Bullets to break it down.

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On China lockdowns

Comment from a friend who has spent time in China. There are other factors but I believe this is the deep game behind both China and Western anti-democratic, anti-individualistic, anti-national, anti-freedom moves. ABN

I think I have some idea on the china lockdowns. Namely because it was going on prior to the lockdowns. It is really the same as the west. It seems to me that it is collectivization. When I visited Beijing prior to Covid. They were bricking up and shutting down small independent market streets. With the lockdowns everyone has to order through their phone apps. This is removing the Deng reforms. Everyone now has to live through China big tech. Fully monitored, fully dependent on the state. Just like in the US, close the small businesses and move everything to big tech enterprise. Once you move to it then the next step would be that you cannot buy to own. Everything delivered is just leased.

“You will own nothing and be happy” ~Klaus Schwab. ABN

The question is who is at the top of the pile?

1/ Regarding Klaus Schwab and the WEF: Schwab—along with his associates at the WEF—is not so much an evil genius manipulating the levers of power from a smoke-filled resort room in Davos.

2/ He is more like a cartoonish mascot, a garish distillation and personification of a widely shared ideology and an ambitious agenda embraced by many corporate, tech, finance, and political power brokers with globalist pretentions.

3/ That these elite power brokers’ institutions and interests often interlock, that they meet regularly in Davos, a resort in the Swiss Aps, to plan and coordinate their efforts, should come as no surprise.

4/ And they are far from alone: many who don’t get invited to the Davos party have their own role to play, and dutifully take their cues from their cultural overlords.

5/5 For their part, universities and their administrators, along with scores of media talking heads, readily and willingly serve among the ranks of what Lenin (rather indelicately) called “useful idiots” for advancing this agenda.

Originally tweeted by Aaron Kheriaty, MD (@akheriaty) on May 11, 2022.

The globalist agenda reeks of anti-Western policy, including escalating war in Europe, backfiring Russia sanctions, vaccine mandates, the high probability that covid will become more lethal, ruination of US and European economies, and more. So who is at the top of the pile? I agree it’s not Klaus. It can’t be senile Biden. I doubt the old-money European elite is behind all of this. They surely are party to it, possibly by now “willing” onlookers who have no other choice. How is China involved? The Shanghai lockdowns are sheer political theater having nothing to do with covid. Why does the West ignore this? Why is the West escalating war in Europe? Why did they provoke it in the first place? When the dust settles after many crashes—economic, military, covid mortality, systemic due to the former three—who will be on top? Who will gather what’s left and “lead” this despoiled world? ABN