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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle July 27 2022 #112298
    Maxwell Quest

    I was invited to attend a coffee group this morning composed of some of the senior gentlemen in our condo complex, and was told that there would be no political talk. What the hell, I thought, I really should be more sociable. One can get much too comfortable living alone.

    So, the conversation floated around different topics until one member of the group decided to pontificate on how the Russians invaded Ukraine in order to steal their resources, and that they were also threatening to take back Alaska. The basic premise being that the future would belong to whoever controlled the earth’s resources, and Russia was making its move to grab what it could.

    Being the newbie of the group, I thought for a few seconds on whether I should just keep my mouth shut and let it slide… but I couldn’t. “So, you’re telling me that Russia, the largest land mass of any nation, resource rich, started this war as a resource grab? Maybe they didn’t want another NATO nation on their doorstep?”, I shot back. “Well, in that case, with Finland and Sweden joining NATO, they’re going to get more”, he replied. This last comment clued me in on how ”tribalism” and “loyalty” appeared to be governing principles in his life.

    Everyone looked around not knowing what to say. Just then I realized that I had thrown a pebble up against a brick wall built by a lifetime of media propaganda consumption. Not only that, but I had challenged the alpha dog in front of the pack. It was time to back away, so I made reference to the “no politics” rule and bit my lip.

    We’ve discussed this many times here at TAE, how difficult a task it is to wake someone up. To help them see that they are being lied to by western media. That their model of the world is false. That they are a slave in the Matrix. Where to start? Which idea to plant that will wedge open a crack to let in some light, that will start the itch which must be scratched?

    For me it was when I decided to write a term paper on the 2008 housing crisis for an ECON class. I did all the research, saw the fraud, yet from all the traditional media sources I heard nothing but LIES. “Those thieving Wall Street MF’s”, I thought. Even then, I still didn’t ‘get it’, and kept looking for more trusted sources in western media. Then in 2011, while I was helping with the Portland Occupy encampment, I turned to the person next to me and asked, “Which news program do you watch?”. Without missing a beat, she shot back in disgust, “I don’t watch any of them.”

    “Whoa!!” It was like having a cold bucket of water thrown in my face. I finally ‘GOT IT’. That was the last time I watched television news, or read a newspaper or magazine.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 8 2022 #111177
    Maxwell Quest

    Trump This

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 7 2022 #111119
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    Buh-bye “creepy” Georgia Guidestones!

    Seems to me that somebody was able to draw a link between the inscriptions on the stones and the current war against humanity by the WEF globalists – somebody who decided it was time to make a statement which would be difficult to censor.

    So, who does the local television station interview on-site for their news segment? A couple of wandering yokels that looked as if they flunked out of grade school. “Oh the tragedy, why would someone do such a thing to America’s Stonehenge?”

    Stonehenge? Hardy har, har-har! In the two news segments I watched, nothing was said about the monument’s controversial message. Only, that it was a local tourist attraction that was needlessly destroyed by vandals.

    Guidestone Rubble

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 4 2022 #110972
    Maxwell Quest

    Eat the Bugs

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 4 2022 #110970
    Maxwell Quest

    Alastair Crooke rips the WEF and Silicon Valley a new one in his latest article: The ‘Wrong’ Turning Brings on the ‘Fourth Turning’

    The following is an excerpt:

    World Economic Forum Guru of the Great Reset, Israeli Professor Yuval Noah Harari, has stated this explicitly, saying:

    “If you have enough data, and you have enough computing power, you can understand people better than they understand themselves and then you can manipulate them in ways that were previously impossible and in such a situation, the old democratic systems stop functioning. We need to re-invent democracy in this new era in which humans are now hackable animals. The whole idea that humans have this ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’ and have free will … that’s over”.

    Well, it was in Afghanistan that such a vision was stood-up over recent years. This was to be a showcase for technical managerialism. In very real terms, Afghanistan turned into a testbed for every single innovation in technocratic project management – with each innovation heralded as precursor to our wider future. Funds poured in, and an army of globalised technocrats arrived to oversee the process. Big data, AI and the utilization of ever-expanding sets of technical and statistical metrics, were to topple old ‘stodgy’ ideas. Military sociology, in the form of “Human Terrain Teams” and other innovative creations, were unleashed to bring order to chaos.

    The fall of the western-instituted regime in Afghanistan however, so clearly revealed that today’s managerial class – consumed by the notion of technocracy as the only means of effecting functional rule – birthed instead, something thoroughly rotten – “data-driven defeat”, as one U.S. Afghan veteran described it – so rotten, that it collapsed in a matter of days.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 4 2022 #110945
    Maxwell Quest

    Just watched the clip from the film One by One (2014) that Germ posted. Here are a couple of the lines from the clip which reminded me of a discussion we had here at TAE recently:

    John: There’s no going back from this deal. Everything will change for you once you know.

    Dion: Tell me.

    I’m hearing echoes of Morpheus talking to Neo as he holds a red pill in one hand and a blue pill in the other. Warning Neo that there is no going back once he takes the red pill so as to exit the Matrix.

    One could easily dismiss the idea that there are those currently orchestrating the culling of the global population as too far out, paranoic, fantasy, conspiracy tin-foil-hat stuff. Many felt the same way during WWII when they first heard from the conspiracy theorists of that time that the Nazis were gassing people and then burning the bodies in ovens. I’m sure that this time is different, since we are so much more civilized than people were way back in the 1940’s. We even have the Georgia Guidestones lighting the way to a better future. Take for instance principle #1 carved into each of the stones many languages:

    1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle July 3 2022 #110873
    Maxwell Quest

    What have I been doing for the last hour? I followed oxymoron’s YouTube link to the Jim Breuer comedy special and laughed my ass off.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 30 2022 #110701
    Maxwell Quest

    “As the individual is not just a single, separate being, but by his very existence presupposes a collective relationship, it follows that the process of individuation must lead to more intense and broader collective relationships and not to isolation.”

    This quote reminds me of a dream I had back in my early 40’s, a time period in which I was studying Jungian psychology of all things:

    I was at the top of an enormous tower like a space needle, and was looking down upon the landscape below and all the people milling about. My guide said that I was responsible for all 25,000 of them, but that in order to help them I would need to climb down. Of course, this process of climbing down from such a great height scared the living hell out of me, but my guide stayed opposite of me on the tower, and I was able to climb down successfully by focusing on him instead of the ground far below.

    The understanding I received from this dream was that the people below represented my 25,000 human incarnations, and all 25,000 were still living inside me as various aspects, making me truly a collective being with numerous internal relationships. There was more to extract from the dream imagery, of course, but this was the part pertinent to the quote above.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 29 2022 #110644
    Maxwell Quest

    @willem posted the link: YOU ARE NOT ALONE

    A wonderfully short article describing a very complex, emotion infested process that is often difficult to put into words. It’s great to be on the other side of this process with a little experience under your belt. However, it’s bloody hell going through it. Lots of arm waving, raging, sadness, and depression. And lots of blank stares, defensiveness, and rejection when you try to share it with those that you love.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 29 2022 #110642
    Maxwell Quest

    I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but lately after reading Raul’s notations each morning including the first batch of comments, there’s almost nothing left to say. Everyone has been so spot-on, hitting their targets dead center, eating the lunch of all the establishment narrative spinners while slapping them silly, that anything I would attempt to add would only muddy the water.

    @Boogaloo wrote: “Brother Alastair [Crooke] has hit another one out of the park:” regarding his recent article, War Makes for Clarity.

    Yes, read it yesterday. One of his best. Worth the time. On a related note, I could’ve sworn that Tom Luongo from Gold Goats ‘N Guns said that he had a podcast in the tank with Alastair Crooke for podcast #111, which he has not yet posted. I’m really looking forward to hearing both of them converse on the current happenings.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle June 2 2022 #108933
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    “There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals.”

    I agree with this. Life could be so much better if the correct ideals were promoted. Instead, things seemed turned upside down, or IOW #OppositeLand. Everyone chasing after personal satisfaction and happiness, only to have it flee from them like a frightened deer. Therefore, do it harder, run after it faster, earn more money, more sexual conquests, bigger homes, pump up that status. “Geez, Louise, now I’m really unhappy! What gives?”

    I’ve come to the conclusion that this is intentional, serving the purpose of the power elites. They can’t have people running around pointing the masses in the right direction. When the dark side of the force is disturbed by light-bearers, they are quickly neutralized by crucifixion, hemlock, or the ubiquitous “lone gunman” so that the status quo remains undisturbed. After a few years go by, order now restored, they erect statues and sing hymns to these fallen giants, murdered and safely out of the way. It’s the perfect time to pervert their doctrine so as to bury that as well.

    Called my parents last Sunday only to find my father of 93 out in the patio garden getting things ready for summer. No more cough, both feeling fine after their bout with Covid. Since my dad’s oxygen level was borderline, I encouraged him the week before to get some prednisone to augment the healing process, which he did. I was concerned about the 10th day respiratory crash that occurred in some patients, where antihistamines and corticosteroids are needed to get lung functioning back on track. Anyway, they are both doing fine now, however their ivermectin supply was exhausted.

    I’m not sure what is driving the gender confusion. Possibly the proliferation of hormonal drugs finding their way through the food chain.

    There is a place for this, however, but not in childhood when the ego in unprepared and vulnerable. During deep psychological work, a student can contact the contra-sexual aspect of their psyche, awaken it from the subconscious, and unleash forces difficult to control. The job is then to harmonize the two into a one. In Alchemy this was symbolized by the half king – half queen image. I’m certain that this is not what the west is currently experiencing.

    I’ve been enjoying all the recent articles, comments, and singing, but either have my hands full or else nothing to add to what others have already said. TAE is still my first stop in the morning. Good stuff!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 21 2022 #108313
    Maxwell Quest

    Covid anecdotal:

    Discovered that both my parents were sick when I called last Sunday morning. My step-mom got sick first, then my dad a couple days later. My father kept saying that it was just the flu, so I replied “That’s what Covid is, how much you want to bet you both have Covid?” “Nah, it’s just the flu”, he said. Meanwhile, my step-mom was reading the directions that came with a home Covid self-test kit. “I’m hanging up now so you can each take the test”, I said, “If it turns out positive, I want you to start on the Ivermectin immediately.” Thirty minutes later I get a text that both tests were positive and they wanted to know what dosage to take.

    It’s been a little over a week and they both seem to be doing better, although still dealing with bad coughs. My dad’s oxygen saturation was getting low so I sent her some info on methylprednisolone, and told her to locate some just in case. She wrote back later saying they were feeling better and sent pictures of my dad eating corn-on-the-cob. He’s 93 yrs old. They’re both at that 10-day milestone where things can suddenly turn south, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed and checking on them daily.


    My sister in NY told me recently that she has been having strange tingling in her feet and hands. The neuropathy in her feet even caused her to fall in the garage a couple weeks ago. When I asked about the onset, she wasn’t sure, but said that it was pretty recent, definitely within the last year or six months. Her husband, on the other hand, has been stricken with back pain the past couple of weeks for the first time in his life. I have no idea if his trouble is related to their Covid vaccines, but I’m very suspicious about my sister’s neuropathy.

    I texted her a link to the full video, “A Letter to my MP”, whose trailer TAE posted above. I’m not sure if she’ll watch it, but I thought it was a good overview, was a gentle introduction to the issue, and touched on some important points. I noted that the 3rd person in the video had symptoms appear in his feet and hands similar to hers.


    Bumped into a neighbor down the block this week, who confided that she was recently diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder. She now must take large doses of steroids to keep the pain and tremors under control. I politely mentioned that I’ve seen reports that the Covid vaccines have caused neurological problems in some people, and left it at that. I’ve found it’s a difficult subject to broach, so I do it quickly and calmly, then move on. In my own experience I’ve found that I have to be exposed to something from at least three different sources before I’ll take the hint.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle May 20 2022 #108259
    Maxwell Quest

    “A Theory of Impossibility (Fred Reed)”

    Yes, this was delightful. I remember watching a short animation in biology class called: The Inner Life of the Cell. Though animated in slo-mo so that viewers could grasp all of the varied cell processes happening simultaneously, it was still mind-boggling to watch. “Why do these idiots claim that all this intelligent activity occurs from molecular happenstance”, I thought, “Can’t they deduce that there are unseen, energetic forces controlling all this?” The answer, of course, is still beyond the instruments of science, and therefore it doesn’t exist… yet.

    “Cluephone: the Implicate Order, the consciousness and intelligence that runs it comes from outside the physical dimension. Their own geniuses, the people they look up to have said this, but being midwits, they can’t understand.”

    Dr. D nails it again. Science is able to examine the lowest sheath (or body) of a human being, but is unable at this time to examine the other containers that make human life possible on the physical plane: the etheric, emotional, mental, and causal bodies. Each succeeding body composed of higher dimensional matter than the one below. All working together, the higher interpenetrating the lower.

    Once this is understood, all the Great Reset talk of transferring the essence of a human being into an AI machine rings hollow, like a child building a rocket ship to mars in the backyard from a cardboard box.

    I’ve discovered that few are able to get the idea of higher dimensions to register on their mental screen. It seems that certain faculties are needed in order to conceptualize it. A blank stare it the most common response.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 28 2022 #106973
    Maxwell Quest

    “I stand before the madness and see it truly for what it is and have to question to myself “what the hell am i doing here, I don’t belong here””

    I accepted this fate years ago and decided to make the best of it. Though it often feels like I’ve been consigned to a ‘prison planet’, it’s a wonderful school of learning because there are so many bad examples. A master once counseled his student: “Those who are too good for this world are adorning some other.”

    As one who is often guilty of lazy thinking and sloppy language skills, I very much appreciate the commentary of Dr. D. I love how he picks things to pieces, exposing the contradictions, fallacies, and ego contamination. It reminds me of a book I once read called, The Crest Jewel of Discrimination. One needs a mind like a razor in order to separate the real from the unreal. The average mind is unable to slice and dice an issue into its various interrelated components. The result is a limited mentality that thinks in ego-driven, emotional, amorphous blobs. If it thinks at all.

    Called my sister in NY this morning to touch base. Since we are both getting on in years, we talked about how health issues start encroaching on our activities, and how it’s so difficult to stay fit. She then confided that she’s been experiencing a strange numbness in her hands and feet lately. My first instinct was to ask when she got her booster, but I bit my tongue knowing that it was a bridge too far. I expressed my concern, but otherwise kept silent. As I’ve mentioned before, she lives in the belly of the beast, NY, and her husband is a news junky. Plus, she has enough on her plate without burdening her with the plandemic, its masterminds, and their transhumanist geopolitical agenda.

    So, when she finally got around to wishing someone would put a bullet in Putin’s head, I could no longer keep silent. I told her that it’s important to realize that everything you’re exposed to in the media on Ukraine is a lie. It’s all war propaganda. Then I shared my admiration for Putin, and expressed how good he’s been for the Russian people. That’s when smoke started belching from her tailpipe, along with ball bearings and gear fragments. “We are all entitled to our opinion”, she said after a pause. Little does she realize that her opinions are not her own.

    When one is fully immersed in the Matrix, trying to point out their slavery is next to impossible. Like Morpheus told Neo: “Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself…The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”

    For most, it’s all they can do to survive in the Matrix, but for us here at TAE that’s not good enough. We want to be free. And we want truth and our individual sovereignty, hell be damned!

    Sorry for the long post. I guess it makes up for being quiet the past few weeks.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 17 2022 #106277
    Maxwell Quest

    I thought these were quite good. Lots of historical info to put the current Ukraine situation into context. My apologies if they were posted already. I’ve been quite distracted by some home projects.

    Scott Ritter: A Conversation About Ukraine Part 1

    Part 2 Scott Ritter: A Conversation About Ukraine

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 16 2022 #106223
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    @willem said:

    “Again last night, my sense of isolation was renewed by a call from a good friend on the other side of the country. Since he retired and moved back east, we now only talk maybe once a month. He started out by expressing his depression/distress/anger at “the evil Vladimir Putin.” I thought to myself, “there goes another one.”

    Welcome to the club. This sense of “isolation” is uncomfortable, but one does get used to it after a while, learning to adapt, and learning when to speak and when to remain silent. In effect, letting the inner voice guide us on when our pearls should be cast.

    Just yesterday, I was having lunch with a quite open-minded neighbor and mentioned how my feelings of isolation have only intensified as the great media Lie Machine began careening wildly from one manufactured crisis to the next over the past decade, while taking most of the population along for the ride. Our morning coffee group was literally torn apart during the Trump years, and is now defunct. Another victim of the many psyops. A few of the group even looked on me in disgust (and hatred I might add) when I refused to get the mRNA vaccine in the early stages of the plandemic. Despite many years of friendship, they turned on one another like crazed zombies after being infected by one media mind virus or the next.

    Luckily, my brother is fairly up to speed as well as my parents (dad is 93), but only because of many years of hand-holding, and a gentle weaning process from the corporate media. I’ve learned that very few people know how to do research on the internet, and therefore rely on traditional media for their world view. Even worse, fewer have any grounding in principles or natural law, so can’t tell the difference between a charlatan or a saint, a falsehood or a truth. Their idols are money and comfort, and both are pursued with equal vigor.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 4 2022 #105476
    Maxwell Quest

    “The ride will be rough because there are many debts (of myriad sorts) to be repaid or set right. Call it a “Market Correction” in both the physical and metaphysical Realms.”

    Correctamundo! And a nice metaphor which helps to grasp the karmic principle.

    There is no free lunch. All must be paid for. The Universe is a just universe, governed by law, and balanced down to the penny. As DBS implied, the national debt is great in more ways than one.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle April 2 2022 #105371
    Maxwell Quest

    I just listened to this interview:

    Transhumanism, Biofascism Are Tools of the ‘Technological Elite,’ Author Tells RFK, Jr.

    and thought it was a good overview of the current rising techno-fascism. It began with several clips of Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, the “ideological commissar” of the WEF, spouting his trans-humanist doctrine. The guy is a true physicalist, and therefore believes in nothing higher than himself. He discounts religion in all its forms as quackery and “fake news”, rather than the spiritual kindergartens of humanity, even though highly simplified, down-scaled, and dogmatized for the masses. I’m guessing that he lives completely in his brain and worships mentality as his idol. This would explain his over-infatuation with AI. I would further guess that he has no connection with his heart center, and is therefore dissociated from his humanity, unbalanced, blinded, and insane.

    Their discussion on Trump Derangement Syndrome was particularly clarifying, since it exemplified how strong emotions like hatred and fear can be used to easily manipulate the masses. As in the recent Covid experience, its effects can cause even normally intelligent, educated people to stampede to the opposite side of the boat, so that long-held principles such as bodily autonomy and free speech are easily jettisoned under its influence.

    in reply to: No posts today #104965
    Maxwell Quest

    So sorry to hear about you back, Raúl. Mine has been a nemesis ever since I fell off the garage as a kid and landed on a fence post. Was in pain the whole summer but never said a word to my parents. A bit like Calvin, why would I want to pay twice for the same mistake?

    Eventually had surgery in my late 30’s, which provided me about 20 good years before I did something stupid again. How’s one supposed to know the limits unless you put yourself to the test now and then? Now in my late 60’s it’s a balancing act as to whether a sneeze or wrong move will send me to the floor. Seems to happen at least once or twice a year. Luckily, I keep a prescription of prednisone close at hand, as it’s the only thing that will get me back on my feet.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Oh, one last thing. Back then, I had to crawl around on all fours for three weeks like an animal before my surgical day arrived. As I was lying in the hospital room waiting for surgery, a nurse handed me a pamphlet outlining the 10 top causes of back trouble. Guess what was at the top of the list?

    #1 STRESS

    Ding! Ding! Ding! Tell ‘em what he’s won, Bob! A beautiful new laminectomy!

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 25 2022 #104906
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    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 24 2022 #104860
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    Globalists Release Timeline for Health Tyranny


    Thanks for linking the Corbet Report article above. I wasn’t too thrilled with the World Health Assembly’s proposed timeline to implement a ‘legally binding agreement’ for the international coordination of future global health emergencies.

    So I put together a different timeline that I think will be even more effective at insuring a better outcome for global public health:

    Covid Trials Timeline

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 22 2022 #104720
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    Video: Rogan Exposes How West Has Done A Complete 180 On ‘Corrupt’ Ukraine

    “They were talking about the massive corruption of Ukraine, and how horrible it was over there. And now, all of a sudden, they’re looking at it like they’re heroes.”

    See! This is what happens when there is no diplomacy and you go around kicking everyone who makes you unhappy in the nuts. They picked a fight with Joe Rogan when he gave airtime to Dr’s McCullough and Malone, and now he’s pissed off. So now his 10 million followers are getting the low-down on Ukraine, when they could’ve been listening to Rogan interview some author about his new book instead.

    They never learn. With each new blow the state creates more enemies.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 22 2022 #104718
    Maxwell Quest

    “ZELENSKYY: THE MAN WHO TOOK ON PUTIN – PBS 9:00pm Monday, March 21”

    Couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this program pop up last night on the telly after exiting the Plex app. Talk about a full court propaganda press. With all the media hysteria you’d think more was at stake with this battle than little ol’ Ukraine on the other side of the globe? And people still tell me they watch PBS and the BBC in order to get a more balanced view of world events. I wonder if Amazon has sold out of Ukrainian flags yet? I need another one for my car.

    “Covid is just a skirmish.. we have a much bigger problem in my opinion and it has to do with the rise of totalitarianism”

    This is why I love this guy, Dr. Robert Malone. He’s already hot on the trail of the WEF’s global plans and talking about it publicly, putting things in perspective for the average Joe. That’s the only way one can make sense of the global Covid response without pulling one’s hair out and screaming about the insanity. The answers which give meaning can be found one level up from Covid in the WEF. Direct your artillery there for maximum effectiveness, especially now that Covid has been fully exposed as a giant scam.

    What do you call someone who had a comfortable life on a beautiful horse farm, surrounded by family and friends, and then leaves it all behind to barnstorm the planet with a call to arms? Working long days, running from one event to the next, maybe getting 4 hours sleep per night in strange hotels, receiving death threats, enduring attacks, losing long-time associates and friends? Such men are rare, we call them heroes. Dr. Malone would deny it, of course, saying that he was just doing what was right.

    “The U.S. has no one capable of sailing its ship of state, no one in a position of influence worthy of the title “diplomat.”

    When you are the sole superpower there is no need for diplomacy, only threats of force and the use of force. When you have a giant military hammer whose bases span the globe, every problem the State Dept. sees looks like a nail. And when you control the global banking system the solution to every “diplomatic” problem is a check or a sanction, a bribe or a stick. Diplomacy is for the weak don’t ya know.

    in reply to: The West Is at War with Itself #104404
    Maxwell Quest

    I would like to see Dr. D’s analysis cross-posted on every alt-media site by the end of the day. Make it so Number One!

    This is currently a war to control humanity’s hearts and minds, as much as it is to control the world’s natural resources. That has been my battlefield for the past few years, just as it’s been for many others who visit TAE. From where I sit we are winning this battle. If you compare where we were one year ago with where we are today, you will come to the same conclusion.

    With that in mind, I can’t help but wonder when they plan on throttling the entire internet, which has been our greatest weapon in this battle?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 14 2022 #104182
    Maxwell Quest

    Oxy’s party experience is a snapshot of the profound sickness in western culture. The only cure, I’m afraid, is what Mister Roboto suggested, “a high-speed appointment with a brick wall”. It reminded me a favorite passage from Yogananda’s classic work, Autobiography of a Yogi: (highlights are mine)

    My guru could never be bribed, even by love. He showed no leniency to anyone who, like myself, willingly offered to be his disciple. Whether Master and I were surrounded by his students or by strangers, or were alone together, he always spoke plainly and upbraided sharply. No trifling lapse into shallowness or inconsistency escaped his rebuke. This flattening treatment was hard to endure, but my resolve was to allow Sri Yukteswar to iron out each of my psychological kinks. As he labored at this titanic transformation, I shook many times under the weight of his disciplinary hammer.

    “If you don’t like my words, you are at liberty to leave at any time,” Master assured me. “I want nothing from you but your own improvement. Stay only if you feel benefited.”

    For every humbling blow he dealt my vanity, for every tooth in my metaphorical jaw he knocked loose with stunning aim, I am grateful beyond any facility of expression. The hard core of human egotism is hardly to be dislodged except rudely. With its departure, the Divine finds at last an unobstructed channel. In vain It seeks to percolate through flinty hearts of selfishness.

    This is love. This is a true physician. Not all of us are ready, nor could we tolerate the searing discipline of a Master like Sri Yukteswar. Thus, life must be our teacher. In my own case, the healing process has been the occasional Mister Roboto-like brick wall crash, interspersed with long periods of having the ego slowly ground into a fine powder. And that, just to achieve some sense of sanity.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 7 2022 #103725
    Maxwell Quest


    Thanks for the lesson. My hat’s off to you for your ingenuity in handling the hooker dilemma at such a young age. I can guarantee you that put in the same situation I would’ve failed miserably. Thanks to my Dickensian upbringing, along with a host of other innate deficiencies, I had little skill when it came to people-related issues. Luckily, I was able to find a career in microelectronics. There were times when I was encouraged to move into management, but I resisted. For one, I loathed going to meetings, and secondly, I found my greatest happiness when solving technical problems for the company or my customers.

    I’ve spent the last half of my life working my ass off to make up for those early deficiencies with some success.

    I hope you are right about Russia. I’ve been a Putin admirer for many years, but he is up against a global cabal that is as ruthless as it is reckless. They seem intent on putting the entire world at risk to achieve their goals. Nothing less than smashing them to pieces and driving the remainder from every sanctuary will suffice in order to create a lasting peace.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 7 2022 #103710
    Maxwell Quest

    The Batman cartoon was so good I polished it up for further distribution.

    You Hate Russians Now

    in reply to: Debt Rattle March 6 2022 #103652
    Maxwell Quest

    Just finished reading the excellent Consortium News article by Michael Brenner and had to comment. That, and having to endure all of TV induced sympathy and prayers for the terrible situation in Ukraine on the lips of every neighbor and friend. After 2 years of Covid mass formation, they easily slip into the next phase of the psychosis: “When I count backwards from 3 to 1 and snap my fingers, you will no longer be a cat, but a mad barking dog who hates everything Russian, especially Vladimir Putin.”

    Lately, I’ve taken to hitting them between the eyes with my thoughts on the Ukraine situation whenever they solicit my consensus, and it always catches them flat-footed. “You’re not supposed to say that. This week we are supposed to hate everything Russian and Putin. What’s wrong with you? You are so outta touch!”

    It would easy to highlight the entire article, it is that good. But here are a few of my favorite passages:

    “Three, Americans are not terribly interested in the truth. What they want is conformity to the story line that has been laid out for them that compliments the United States, which they have been conditioned to believe, and that doesn’t either strain their mental faculties or challenge their beliefs.”

    I’ve come to this conclusion also, as it’s rare to find anyone who loves the truth more than their personal comfort. They also seem to be mentally lazy, willing to outsource any thinking to authority figures.

    “The current passion and range of reaction in the West calls for close examination. Here, we are in the realm of social psychology and mass behavior — hysteria, at times, in its extreme expressions.”

    Yes, ever since the Trump election, psychological dysfunction has been the primary national sport. As George Carlin would say, “When you’re born into this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. If you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.” Those who are firmly anchored, and therefore immune to the media-driven psychosis must ask themselves, like me, what planetary alignment could cause such insanity? Has humanity always been this gullible and ignorant, or did they put something in the water?

    “If Netrebko’s long-time colleagues in the music world had any principles or guts, they’d issue an ultimatum: quit her persecution or we’ll all boycott the Met’s entire season. Of course, that never will happen – these days, all spheres of Western society are pervaded with cowardice.”

    Yes, cowardice is the sickness of our time. We saw it in spades with Covid, and how fear transitioned immediately to rage when non-conformity was encountered or the prevailing narrative challenged.

    “A second, related point of conjecture is that these people have lived “non-moral” lives in an ethically sterile environment. That is to say that they never were placed in or sought circumstances where they faced difficult moral choices – where they had to affirm through action the ideals and virtues to which they nominally adhere.”

    Lacking all understanding, they believe that virtue should be easy, rewarding, and convenient. Not that difficult kind which requires one to stand apart from the herd and endure ridicule, personal loss, or God forbid, emotional discomfort. Losing Facebook friends is the ultimate tragedy. Anything, but that!

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    “Now we see Moscow suggesting that diplomacy take place at the barrel of a gun, or as Moscow’s rockets, mortars, artillery target the Ukrainian people,” he said. “This is not real diplomacy. Those are not the conditions for real diplomacy.” – State Department spokesperson Ned Price

    I’m sure Mr. Price is paid good money to say such stupid things in news briefings, knowing that the media lackeys will never hold him to account for calling the kettle black. In fact, that idiom isn’t even appropriate in this circumstance, as Russia had previously exhausted every diplomatic channel before resorting to military action; whereas NATO feigns diplomacy, while behind the scenes it strongarms members into supporting military intervention in any state that resists its hegemony and exploitation.

    Global domination is the goal. All else is theater for the ignorant masses.

    U.S. Foreign Policy

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    “Funeral Home Stocks Surge, Death and Disability Payouts Soar”

    Global Research pulled the wrong photo from their library to post with the above Mercola article. I’ve taken the liberty to correct this for them. You would expect more from an alt-media source, but people do make mistakes.

    Covid-19 Vaccine Deaths

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    Justinian Trudeau

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    “Canada Invokes Emergency Powers To Deal With Trucker Protest (RT)”

    It’s just for two weeks to flatten the protest. Trust me.

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    “Liquid Death” was a potion cooked up in Professor Slughorn’s class in the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I think this is where the name was stolen from.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 13 2022 #101102
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    Many thanks to Ilargi’s blog and all the commentariat for providing a safe harbor during the Covid storm. It’s been on my mind lately, so just had to put that out there. I calls ‘em as I sees ‘em. It’s also nice to see some new faces in the comment section. New perspectives are always welcome. It doesn’t mean we all agree, like that bunch of bobble-headed VP’s trailing behind the CEO in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

    Hell, it wasn’t that long ago that Herr Docktor was taking flack for calling into question all the early pandemic statistics, at a time when many of us were still hypnotized by them. He turned out to be right, and through cogent persuasion brought most of us around one by one. Well done, Dr. D!

    Like some others, I’ve also been struggling with the morality of using violence against an oppressive state apparatus, especially one that’s made it clear they want to murder you. Many of us were trained by the examples of Gandhi and MLK, that peaceful non-compliance is the only true and moral path for change. Maybe this is why the state made such super-duper national heroes out of these men, once they were safely dispatched from the scene? Then I come across a quote like below, and am forced to rethink it all again:

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Aeksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 11 2022 #100820
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    “We Didn’t Grieve the Pandemic. Now We’re Stuck Fighting”

    I had a few minutes so decided to do a quick read of this linked article. The “friend therapist” is what hooked me. I wanted to hear what advice she had for her inquiring friend/journalist. I admit upfront that the article’s title put me off right out of the gate. What the hell does it even mean?

    The first thing the author tells us is that he “wanted to see angry truckers more clearly”, which gives the impression he wishes to be open-minded, and maybe step into their shoes and get their perspective. That sounds good, but then proceeds to slam the truckers as the useful idiots of “U.S. insurrectionists and evangelicals”:

    “What we are now seeing in Ottawa is what happens when 80 per cent of the population goes one way to protect their safety, and 20 per cent goes another — and in the process becomes political fodder for U.S. insurrectionists and evangelicals.”

    Doesn’t sound very open-minded to me. It sounds downright biased and condemnatory.

    As for the advice of his therapist friend, I’m reminded of how modern universities now churn out educated idiots by the truckload. Here’s a sample from therapist Antonia:

    Others lashed out — often most uncivilly against health-care workers, the very people they would turn to if severely ill. They attacked their future protectors.

    “It says how non-thinking this response has been,” says Antonia. “When a person feels trapped, they are stuck and locked into a primitive response.

    Get it? The truckers are the ‘primitive’ type who feel trapped, like the ‘non-thinking’ animals they are, and they thoughtlessly lash out at the very people (those doctors and nurses pushing vaccines and masks) trying to save them.

    This response also suggests that she agrees with her friend’s position, so there really is no need to do the hard work of trying to understanding the motivations of those troublesome, rule-breaking truckers. Instead, lets try to analyze why they all went astray, possibly as a result of childhood trauma.

    This feels like a hit piece to me. The author lures in the reader by waving a white flag and then opens fire on his victims.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 11 2022 #100758
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    “The convoy protest, applauded by right wing media as a “freedom protest,” is an economic and security issue now.” – Juliette Kayyem

    Gee, it’s not so fun when the shoe’s on the other foot. Where was Miss Kayyem when vaccine mandates were creating “economic and security issues” for millions of Canadians, coercing them into playing Russian Roulette with a dodgy mRNA therapeutic, otherwise it’s adios career and financial security for you?

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    “When core beliefs get shaken to their foundation by inescapably obvious events (i.e. reality) it can break minds.”

    “I have experienced the collapse of my worldview while commenting here. It is very ungrounding. The past cannot be changed. Each new day is an opportunity to forge a more suitable life and worldview.”

    A talented therapist once told me that it’s just as difficult to help someone as it is to hurt them. Meaning that the average person has so many ego defenses to protect them from things they are not ready for that nary a soul can penetrate: granite walls, croc-infested moats, minefields, machine-gun nests, trip wires, spring-loaded traps, etc. By mid-life this is typically kneejerk, operating unconsciously.

    We’ve all experienced this phenomenon to a greater or lesser degree when conversing with someone and wondering if they are planning to show up. They’re in there somewhere, but hiding deep in an underground bunker. Hey, it’s surviving, but has little to do with living, and severely limits any form of self-development and unfoldment. If we are healthy ourselves, an encounter like this should elicit our compassion rather than our frustration.

    This explains why a good therapist must first develop a “safe container” in which the patient can venture out of their bunker, feeling safe enough to explore any of the unpleasant realities of their life. And likewise, this is also when real psychic damage can be done: being now defenseless and vulnerable someone decides to take a shot at the core reactor.

    So, having said all that, having one’s worldview collapse and then rebuilt is a marvelous achievement. It shows are high level of courage, ego-strength, and resilience. Of course, it’s easier on the sphincter if these ups and downs are not catastrophic. Instead of a major demolition, it should be like an on-going remodel, where you can still live in one part of the house, while the other part is being restructured.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 7 2022 #100279
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    I just came across this collage of headlines on The Burning Platform website, and looked up a couple to make sure it was legit. It serves as a prime example of what we are up against – all out informational warfare. This is a form of psychological priming, meant to trick the gullible into thinking that sudden heart attacks and strokes in those that are normally not at risk can be induced by a variety of everyday circumstances.

    Articles like these (probably originating directly from Big Pharma):

    a) Set the expectation for more heart attacks and strokes in the young, in effect telling readers that these rare events are actually commonplace.

    b) Provide a smokescreen for the Covid mRNA vaccines as being the true cause by linking these attacks with numerous other mundane activities.

    Look Out

    As far as I can tell, this pandemic operation was the starting gun for a run at total control. Now that their game is out in the open, I don’t see them backing down in order to make another attempt at some future time. I expect that things are only going to intensify from here, meaning that the psyop will soon escalate into armed conflict.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle February 4 2022 #100015
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    I actually think this variation fits better:

    No Place Like Home

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