Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantialindependent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or noindependent influence.
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Shadowy far-left groups are behind the effort to silence Joe Rogan
I hate this term "far left".These people aren't leftists, they are authoritarians.
Leftists are Communists, Nazis, Democratic Socialists and so on. Please tell us about any leftist that is not authoritarian.
Patrick saysShadowy far-left groups are behind the effort to silence Joe RoganI hate this term "far left".These people aren't leftists, they are authoritarians. Our government is trying to silence Joe Rogan. This is an astro-turf campaign.If the vaccines save lives, I guarantee the people that believe that don't give a fuck if people don't take them. "Fuck the conspiracy-theorists" is what they would think.These people, I think, are just a bunch people doing PR. Do you really think Neil Young feels so fucking strong about this, that he publicly spoke about it? He was ASKED to this, and was probably paid.Nobody seriously gives a shit about this. Calls for censorship originate almost entirely from our government.
Name one far-left regime/group that wasn't authoritarian end ultimately evil to the core.
mell saysName one far-left regime/group that wasn't authoritarian end ultimately evil to the core.Define what is "left" and "right"?The concept didn't exist in 1776, but at ONE TIME, the people that withdrew from the British would have been considered "far left". Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party would have been considered "far left" - because they advocated for change.
Dec 8, 2021WEF and their 'Young Global Leaders' program, who's on the list?The WEF's tentacles reach far and wide, positioning their grip on many industries, media and governments through their Young Global Leaders program.
The concept didn't exist in 1776, but at ONE TIME, the people that withdrew from the British would have been considered "far left". Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party would have been considered "far left" - because they advocated for change.
Being conservative doesn't necessary mean not advocating for change, because often in order to keep a status quo one deems favorable, you have to make changes to meet the challenges and forces which try to get rid of it.
The right has been to coerce groupthink via certain tools as well, such as fake patriotism ("if you're not with us you're with the enemy) or religion, but they have never been very successful at it
"Advocating for change" has NOTHING to do with the spectrum of left and right. It seems you are thinking of the literal meaning of "conservative" defined as leaving things as they are, so you consider anyone who wants change as "left." If I am a right-wing small government citizen living under an all controlling government, I will advocate for change. Likewise, a left-wing big government guy would advocate for change when living under a weak government.
https://www.informedchoiceaustralia.com/post/wef-and-their-young-global-leaders-program?source=patrick.net Dec 8, 2021WEF and their 'Young Global Leaders' program, who's on the list?The WEF's tentacles reach far and wide, positioning their grip on many industries, media and governments through their Young Global Leaders program.
I can reasonable call myself a liberal - but a PALEO liberal now since the definition is constantly changing.
This is my objection to the concept of "left" and "right". It means different things to different people.
In the digital world, all our exposure to reality is migrating into the pseudo-reality of the smartphone world instead of the real world. Nawaz obviously gets this. In the smartphone world, humans outsource any number of brain processes, from scheduling to road navigation to morality itself to our phones. Nawaz seems to get most of that too.In the currency of clicks, all media gets paid by its traffic, which means anything they can do to incite panic and fear becomes “true.” I’m not sure Nawaz fully understands the true depth of this problem. He thinks, probably correctly, that the CIA or MI5 or other government institutions are using the postmodernity of online life to propagate false pictures of the world. He doesn’t seem to get that this happens with or without a central coordinated effort by existing power. If our governments wanted us to see a true thing, but the true thing wouldn’t get clicks, then our smartphones wouldn’t tell us the true thing. They would tell us the clickbait thing, and we would spread the clickbait thing around the government’s intervention. The media business model to drive traffic is more powerful in this smartphone space than governments are, or intelligence agencies, or any centralized cabal. Error one.Bureaucracy is the actual government, not the elected officials, and the officials have almost no control over what the government does. Nawaz clearly gets this, from his experience trying to steer the USA’s behavior towards something positive during the war on terror. But then he immediately forgets it when he alludes to the WEF installing its indoctrinates into cabinets and positions of political power. These are installed in what Moldbug calls “the show,” not the true seat of power. The true seat of government power are the low and mid-level clock punchers that Nawaz could never turn in his time as an anti-war activist. In order to get all these low and mid-level clock punchers to all adopt the same behaviors, you wouldn’t need a centralized conspiracy to which they all proscribe, you would need a vast, pseudoreligious indoctrination program wherein their beliefs are code checked daily against their peers. That in fact is probably why Nawaz’s anti-war efforts failed. Error two.In Nawaz’s formulation, a conspiratorial cabal influences government, the government influences both policy and the media, and then policy and the media influences individual behavior (such as masks). This is wrong, because the low and mid-level clock punchers are not beholden to the cabal. They are beholden to their smartphones. And their smartphones are beholden to the media, which in turn are beholden to the pay per click traffic incentive, which is derived by feeding an echo chamber what it wants to hear. The groupthink entity at the bottom of the echo chamber is the actual power. The egregore.Put simply, it’s not the government manipulating the media, it’s the media manipulating the government, and the egregores manipulate the media because they are the tail that wags the dog. The bureaucracy controls the policy, the elected officials go along so as not to anger the egregore, and the control of individual behavior (such as masks) flows from that. Let’s visualize this.
... I’ve been maintaining a running score card of the machinations of the Covid Egregore for years on Twitter, and this is the current snapshot on February 23rd, 2022:
... I was pointed by a reader to a piece by Paul Kingsnorth, “The Vaccine Moment,” where he makes a very similar case to Nawaz. He gets closer to the truth than Nawaz with this passage:"But though Schwab and the WEF’s power and influence should not be underplayed, he is not pulling the strings. There are no strings: there is only the Machine, and its direction of travel is long-set."The archetyping of societies as machines is not new nor original, and the reduction of the concept of “the egregore” to just “society” strips it of its analytical value. An egregore is a new thing. It’s a set of behavioral indoctrination principles stored not in a book, but on the feed, which can change year by year or day by day to adapt to different environments, its chief goal being to propagate itself into as much of the available human brain space as possible. It’s not just a religion, it’s a religion with service packs pushed out on Twitter daily. It’s a religion that behaves as if it thinks. ...Does the Pope control Christianity? No. Christianity controls the Pope. But Christianity changes very slowly and is not beholden to a daily freakoutery click count to maintain its revenue. The groupthink entities comprised by social network echo chambers control the media they consume, which controls their version of the world, which then controls everyone’s behavior captured by them. Can I prove this? Yes. If this were true, each side of the Covid debate would think the other side is gaslit. ...Each side thinks the other is gaslit.This problem is deeper than Covid, and it’s not going away. It’s only going to get worse with each successive thing the media organism tries to freak out about. If not for Covid we may have had a nationwide schism over gun control in 2020 – it certainly looked that way in January in Richmond. We may still get that. We may get Nawaz’s prediction, that the coastal virtual elites are going to run a WEF social credit scheme against the rural reality proles and we get our war that way. It could be flat earthers vs round earthers, or a nationwide violent conflict over whether birds are or aren’t real. There’s no way to say what it will be. Because these egregores, in so much as they may be thinking, are thinking one level up from humans and the humans are enacting their will without resistance.
In the digital world, all our exposure to reality is migrating into the pseudo-reality of the smartphone world instead of the real world. Nawaz obviously gets this. In the smartphone world, humans outsource any number of brain processes, from scheduling to road navigation to morality itself to our phones. Nawaz seems to get most of that too.
Nawaz’s argument, in both the GB News clip and the longer JRE interview, is that new technologies disrupt traditional power hierarchies and that creates conflict as the former gatekeepers try desperately to hold onto power. The invention of the movable-type printing press, by Johannes Gutenberg, enabled the Bible to be printed in German and widely distributed for the first time. This disrupted the power of the State Church (which were one and the same thing) that had formerly claimed a direct line to God and cloaked their power in the Latin Mass that nobody but the high priests understood. The invention of the printing press was followed by war, revolution, and repression by the ruling class throughout much of Europe.Nawaz argues that the invention of the internet and crypto have disrupted the State’s former monopolies on information and the ability to issue official currency. This has disrupted traditional power hierarchies and is at the root of the crises we face today as the state and the ruling class gatekeepers desperately try to hold onto the two sources of their power — the ability to control the narrative and the issuance of money.But I want to go one step further with this analysis. What the internet did, over the last twenty years, is allow people to figure out that most of allopathic medicine is snake oil and the vaccine program is, in fact, slow genocide. And what we’ve seen in the Covid crisis is that most bourgeois institutions — the mainstream media, academia, government, the scientific and medical establishment — are mafias within mafias. These people are not smart, they do not know how to solve problems, there is nothing meritocratic about them, their wealth and power stem from creating bottlenecks, monopolies, and cartels, not from wisdom nor innovation.That’s both the bad news and the good news. The astonishing levels of state/corporate surveillance, censorship, and violence of the last two years are the death throes of a dying regime. But just imagine the human flourishing that will occur once we finally get through this phase and end up on the other side knowing what we know now about the inadequacies of bourgeois institutions and the sanctity of personal sovereignty? I just feel like the scales have fallen from so many eyes and now we are seeing the world, for the first time, as it really is.
But I'm not sure smartphones are a good thing.
So what? Trump's daughter married a Jewish guy.
When a Jewish person is caught being a criminal, or a mass murderer, a general scumbag or whatever they scream "antisemitism" - and they are absolutely shameless about it. If you start to ask questions about why Jewish people in positions of power seem to only hire Jewish people in positions of power, they do the same thing. The truth is, there's a lot of Jewish criminals, and Jewish bigots.
90% of the whole Jew thing, I'd bet $20 on it, is Agency distraction. It serves to create the threat ("White Supremacy") that justifies the budget as well as the political control of media.
The very first thing "Khazarian Mafia" advocates need to explain is the communication and reward mechanism. Where are the emails? Or do they use Jew Telepathy? In all these decades of Jewish dominance, not one email leaked?
@Patrick @richwicks - do you really think the Internet is making people slaves more than we once were, or do you think it's liberating humanity?
I think it's doing both at the same time. It offers unprecedented ways to spy on people and to censor.But on the other hand, it offers an unprecedented way for us to communicate directly with each other in spite of the censors.
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