Book Review: Technocracy Rising – The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation


Source: Solari.com
Catherine Austin Fitts
January 14, 2017

“Society is built on three legs: Economics, politics and religion. These three must be mutually compatible or the society will not last long, and the dust bin of history has plenty of examples of societies that failed when division set in.”  ~Patrick M. Wood

We sit in the middle of an invisible war. Are we going to run society by rules and force or by laws and price?

Since WWII, the shadow government has used an Orwellian combination of invasive digital technology and covert operations and finance to build a new form of centralized governance to succeed where communism failed. Patrick Wood has documented this history in Technology Rising – the Trojan Horse of Global Transformation. He calls this new form of “command and control” governance  “technocracy.”

Documenting the emergence of a complex global rules based system is not easy to do. Wood has done us a remarkable service by attempting to integrate the various systems into a comprehensive overview.  For many years I have struggled to explain to financial professionals that the leadership does not want free markets – they want to communicate information through controlled networks rather than through prices. As long as the debt growth model could grow, an infinite amount of zero cost capital could paper over a society managed by command and control – albeit with highly sophisticated information systems, analytics and artificial intelligence.

One of the challenges of building a rules based model is that it does not permit the healthy communication, competition and cooperation that occurs through markets and market prices. This results in poor communication and leads to behavior contradictory to sound economic choices or choices that support healthy labor and human productivity. In part, the backlash we are watching globally is coming from people responsible for operations whose productivity is being frustrated and destroyed as well as from people whose financial health is being destroyed who can understand this is unnecessary in the face of trillions of dollars lost to corruption and waste.

The technocracy model is not working. Applying more fake news, false flags and surveillance to “double down” is not making it work either.

Woods points out the importance of the political and economic model being compatible with religion. This helps explain the extraordinary efforts made by those promoting the technocracy to also debase our culture, strip the sacred from our lives and promote values that support an inhuman society.

A command and control society managed by powerful, invisible and invasive technology leads to microchipped people mind controlled through a “smart grid.” Instead, a market economy managed with prices will deliver the message that rings true throughout history — information and people both want to be free.

Technocracy Rising will help you understand why our governance structures have become to resemble a new form of psychopathy and why the battle unfolding in Washington at its root is about whether or not we will choose to have a human or inhuman society.

The more the President-elect mentions price, the more nervous the technocrats get.

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When the “Solutions” Become the Problems

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Source: OfTwoMinds.com
Charles Hugh Smith
March 28, 2017

Those benefiting from these destructive “solutions” may think the system can go on forever, but it cannot go on when every “solution” becomes a self-reinforcing problem that amplifies all the other systemic problems.

We are living in an interesting but by no means unique dynamic in which the solutions to problems such as slow growth and inequality have become the problems. This is a dynamic I have often discussed in various contexts. In essence, a solution that was optimized for an earlier era and situation is repeatedly applied to the present–but the present is unlike the past, and the old solution is no longer optimized to current conditions.

The old solution isn’t just a less-than-optimal solution; it actively makes the problem worse.

As a result, the old solution becomes a new problem that only exacerbates the current difficulties. The status quo strategy is not to question the efficacy of the old solution–it is to apply the old solution in heavier and heavier doses, on the theory that if only we increase the dose, it will finally resolve the problem.

Take borrowing from the future, i.e. debt, as a prime example of this dynamic. Back when credit was scarce and expensive, unleashing a tsunami of cheap, abundant credit supercharged growth by enabling millions of people who previously had limited access to credit to suddenly borrow and spend enormous sums of cash.

This tsunami of new spending supercharged growth such that servicing the debt was easy, as incomes and wealth both expanded far beyond the cost of the new debt.

Fast-forward to today, and adding 50% of the nation’s GDP in new federal debt ($9 trillion) and trillions more in corporate and houshold debt in the past 8 years has yielded subpar growth–roughly 2% a year.

This poor response to massive floods of credit, borrowing and spending has flummoxed conventional economists, who incorrectly assumed old solutions would always work as they had in the past.

In a similar fashion, conventional economists expected fiscal stimulus to boost growth. Fiscal stimulus–one-time tax refunds, infrastructure spending, tax cuts and various forms of “helicopter money”–central banks creating money out of thin air for the government to spend or distribute–have all failed to generate the self-sustaining virtuous cycle of boosting the output of the engines of income/wealth creation.

As I noted in Fragmentation and the De-Optimization of Centralization (January 2, 2017), The 4th Industrial Revolution has de-optimized centralization. Centralized control, power and money are now the problem, not the solution.

In the past, centralizing control of industries, credit and production increased the productivity of the whole economy. But that was then, and this is now. In the current era, centralization only breeds corruption, moral hazard, revolving doors between state agencies and private industry, opaque, rigged markets, rentier cartel parasitism and state-cartel crony capitalism, in which the central state regulates industries like Big Pharma, defense weaponry, higher education and so on to benefit entrenched interests, elites and cartels.

Regulations have also slipped from being solutions to problems. Everyone weighing the costs and benefits agrees that building and zoning codes enacted at the turn of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century greatly reduced the health hazards posed by slums and unregulated industries. Everyone weighing the costs and benefits agrees that clean air and water regulations imposed in the early 1970s benefited the public and the nation, despite the higher costs for goods and services that industry passed down to the consumer.

Technological improvements and efficiencies offset much or all of these costs by the 1980s, and by the 1990s, technological gains were increasing the income and wealth of almost every participant in the economy.

Recently, these technological gains have become concentrated in the top 5% of wage-earners and the owners of the capital. There are several drivers for this, including proximity to cheap credit, tax evasion techniques available only to corporations and the wealthy, pay-to-play lobbying for tax breaks and regulatory barriers to competition, and so on–all the foul fruits of centralized power and the crony-capitalism it breeds.

But technology is also exacerbating the trend to a winner-take-all or winners-take-most asymmetry between the most profitable and productive and “everyone else.”

Regulations have now become burdens rather than low-cost means of improving the commons shared by all. Advocates for “tiny houses” and similar solutions to homelessness run into buzz-saws of regulations that prohibit such construction and zoning, and advocates of innovations from urban farming to crypto-currencies find regulations (often serving the interests of political donors rather than the public) are stifling innovations and efficiencies that would benefit the many rather than the few.

The regulatory agencies are prone to self-serving complexity that justified their budgets and power; as the regulations become more voluminous and arcane, “experts” in reading the runes and keeping up to date justify their big salaries and departmental budget.

The Lifecycle of Bureaucracy (December 2, 2010)

As I explain in my book Resistance, Revolution, Liberation: A Model for Positive Change, the state only knows how to expand; there is no mechanism, no institutional memory and no reward motivation to reduce the size of state power or revenues, or reduce the reach of the regulations and laws that empower the state to control virtually every aspect of life.

There are many other “solutions” that no longer solve their intended target problem but have become burdensome problems in themselves. One need only look at healthcare, higher education and weaponry acquisition programs to find hundreds of examples of perverse incentives and unintended consequences that are the direct result of anti-competitive, intentionally opaque, centralized regulations that are implicitly designed to benefit the few (wealthy political donors, lobbyists and entrenched interests) at the expense of the many who are shut out of the regulatory game.

Student loans are an excellent example of a “solution” becoming a problem itself, while the underlying problem–soaring costs for diminishing-return diplomas–rages on, enabled by the “solution”: force student debt-serfs to borrow another trillion dollars to fund sclerotic, self-serving bloated bureaucracies.

The Nearly Free University and the Emerging Economy: The Revolution in Higher Education.

Borrowing and spending $9 trillion did little but indenture future taxpayers to pay for for our massive malinvestment in diminishing-returns dead-ends.

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Flint Water Crisis ‘undermines faith in entire system’ — Engineering Prof

Source: RT
March 28, 2017

A US district judge approved a lawsuit settlement forcing the city of Flint, Michigan to replace 18,000 tainted pipes leading to at least 80,000 homes in the afflicted city. Flint, Michigan entered the national spotlight due to its ongoing water crisis. RT America correspondent Simone Del Rosario has the story. Later, Dr. Marc Edwards, professor of engineering, joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to offer his insights and draw connections to the broader national crisis of municipal water quality.

Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas BANS jurors from reading the U.S. Constitution

Image: Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas BANS jurors from reading the U.S. Constitution
Source: NaturalNews.com
Thomas Dishaw
March 27, 2017

The Bundy Ranch trials are underway, having begun in February of this year. There have already been reports that federal court Judge Gloria Navarro, who is presiding over the case, has dealt several blows to the defense teams throughout the trial. She has allegedly given the prosecution favorable treatment regarding time expansion, granting them over five weeks to present their case. She has, however, refused to do the same for the defense, allowing the six defendants only one week to present their case.

For the upcoming trial of Cliven Bundy, owner of the ranch at the center of the case, Navarro has also refused to allow nationally renowned lawyer Larry Klayman to defend Bundy, whose trial is set to begin in May. Klayman, who is the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for being steadfast in his litigation in support of mostly conservative-leaning and libertarian-leaning issues. As reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Navarro said she would not allow Klayman into the high-profile criminal case until he can give her proof that “ethical disciplinary proceedings” against him in Washington, D.C., have been resolved in his favor.

Judge Navarro has now taken her detest for the defense even further and imposed a rule stating that no copies of the U.S. Constitution were allowed in this Federal Courtroom.

According to Redoubt News:

  • Witnesses have told me that the U.S. Marshals have decided that they will no longer allow copies of the U.S. Constitution to be brought into the courthouse. They have even gone so far as to remove them from ladies’ purses to be discarded into the trash. It is not limited to just those that are showing from shirt pockets.
  • Defendant Eric Parker, who has consistently placed a copy of the Constitution in his pocket during these proceedings, was forced to remove it and told to keep it flat at the defendant’s table so the jury could not see it.
  • The jury cannot be allowed to even look at the Constitution!

Eric Parker, known during the standoff as “The Man on the Bridge” or “The Bundy Ranch Sniper,” has been adamant that this case will set a precedent regarding government overreach and constitutional rights. During an interview with Early Rising, the married father of two said, “I believe in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. I believe that those are natural rights, God-given; that the Constitution only reaffirms them. I believe that without defending them, they don’t truly exist.” Having a copy of The Constitution in his pocket during trial no doubt reinforces the virtues of liberty, limited government, and the Constitutionally protected rights that he believes in. Now that symbol is being taken away. (RELATED: Get more news like this at Liberty.news.)

The Bundy Ranch Standoff, or the “Battle of Bunker Hill,” was a six-day standoff between armed ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials in April 2014. Bundy, a cattle rancher, had refused to pay federal fees after he allowed his cows to graze on so-called public lands. He vehemently disagrees with federal authorities, arguing that the property is where his ancestors first settled in the 1880’s. In 1998, the BLM took Bundy to federal court, which ruled in favor of the BLM, and awarded them $1.2 million. Bundy has refused to pay the fees, and after years of failed negotiations, the BLM showed up to the ranch in an attempt to gather his cattle as payment for the outstanding fees. Bundy, with the help of several other supporters, including his sons, protested the takeover, which the prosecution has presented at trial to be an armed assault against the officers. During the event, the only person injured was one of Bundy’s sons, who was tasered by one of the officers.

A total of 19 people were arrested and jailed in connection with the standoff. Two pleaded guilty and accepted punishment for lesser charges while the remaining others, including Bundy and his sons, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, assault on a federal officer, obstruction of justice, and several other charges. If convicted of all charges, each defendant could face up to 101 years in prison. Follow more news about outrageous government tyranny at Tyranny.news.

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Bill in West Virginia would BAN homeschooling, treating it as child abuse

Image: Bill in West Virginia would BAN homeschooling, treating it as child abuse
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Thomas Dishaw
March 27, 2017

A new bill proposed in West Virginia could make the act of homeschooling equal to that of child abuse. Lawmakers feel that parents are denying their children an appropriate education. If passed into law, Bill SB 528 would prohibit homeschooling and order CPS investigations for children who had ten or more absences without an acceptable excuse.

The Bill is a bipartisan effort proposed by West Virginia Senate Education Chair Kenneth Mann (R-Monroe, 10) and Democratic senators Michael Romano and Ron Stollings. SB 528’s summary says, “The purpose of this bill is to establish a process for providing that a student is not eligible for either home instruction exemption once certain truancy related legal proceedings begin or after a conviction.” The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is vehemently opposing this bill and is urging its members, as well as citizens in the homeschooling community, to contact their state senators, including Kenneth Mann, and tell them not to vote in favor of this legislation.

The HSLDA explains that the bill is unnecessary because there are already laws in place providing procedures for school authorities to step in if there are legitimate concerns for the welfare of the child. They also state that schools often make mistakes when it comes to recording so-called unexcused absences. The fact that a child has accumulated ten days of alleged unexcused absences is not a viable reason to interpret parental abuse or neglect. (RELATED: Get more new like this at LivingFree.news.)

An increasing number of parents have decided to homeschool their kids or place them in homeschool communities for various reasons, including health concerns for the child, bullying, religion, and objections to the common core curriculum taught in public schools. For the schools, the real concerns over the child boil down to dollar signs. As reported by One News Now, in 2014 it was estimated that West Virginia public schools were losing nearly $12,000 of funding per student. Not willing to take such a substantial loss, that same year Ritchie County Superintendent of Schools Ed Toman forced his staff to contact the residences and places of employment of homeschool parents in an attempt to bully them into putting their children back in public schools. During the calls, parents were questioned about their ability to teach their children and asked a series of questions including, “What can we do to get your kids back in school?” Some families were also guilt-tripped when they decided to meet with school counselors at the beginning of the school year and told that their choice to homeschool could result in teachers losing their jobs.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill that went into effect May of 2016 that significantly reduced the rules imposed on homeschooled students and parents in West Virginia. As reported by the Charleston Gazette, the bill, HB 4175, no longer required annual assessment reporting for homeschool students and lowered the threshold that homeschoolers must pass on tests to achieve “acceptable progress.” Sen. Romano was opposed to that Bill and SB 528 feels a lot like a retaliation tactic against Tomblin and the homeschooling families.

The right to decide how to educate children best has been a hot button issue. The HSLDA further states that this bill would lead to laws that presume public education is what is best for children, and that parents are not reliable when deciding whether or not to homeschool. This is classic nanny-state behavior, and it would be an alarming overreach of the State government if passed.

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NHF to Take Toxic Pesticides at Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues in Beijing

NEWS RELEASE:  "NHF TO TACKLE TOXIC PESTICIDES AT CODEX COMMITTEE ON PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN BEIJING"
Source: GreenMedInfo.com
National Health Federation
March 20, 2017

NHF needs your support as we speak for consumers, manufacturers, health care professionals, and YOU.

200,000 deaths a year are correlated with pesticide exposure through a $40 billion a year pesticide industry.

Join the National Health Federation, www.thenhf.com,  to end this nonsense! NHF will attend the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues April 23-29, 2017, in Beijing, China. NHF will fight for the elimination and/or reduction of pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) in our food, water, and food production animals – even bees. And even organic produce has allowable pesticide residues!

If you are not familiar with Codex and its impact on your life and/or business, please learn more about Codex here. Codex Alimentarius (Latin for “Food Code”) sets international standards and guidelines for food, beverages, and nutritional supplements; and in a way that can even supersede national sovereignty!

NHF will fight for the elimination and/or reduction of maximum residue levels on over 45 dangerous pesticides, some of which have been withdrawn from the market, are being used as contraband, used off-label, or have been reintroduced under a new trade name.

Bayer CropScience pulled this sneaky move introducing Aldicarb back into the market with a name-change after withdrawal because of the chemical’s high toxicity. Potatoes, citrus, cotton, and other crops are polluted with this product literally labeled “Poison” (as are birds, bees, and wildlife, and pesticide-contaminated drinking water).

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Aldicarb is “one of the most acutely toxic pesticides registered.” A “Restricted Use Pesticide” Aldicarb was implicated in the largest case of pesticide food poisoning documented in North America. It’s back under a new name: Temik. The Georgia cotton farmers weren’t under any misconception with the sneaky name change saying, “We are glad to have Aldicarb back!”

The EPA admitted Aldicarb didn’t meet food safety standards, noting that children and infants in particular were at risk. Children between the ages of one to five can ingest 300 percent more than the EPA’s “level of concern!” Bayer CropScience’s actions demonstrate a lack of concern for health.

In debating 45 pesticides at Codex, NHF is fighting against pure greed and a willingness to sacrifice our lives, health, and even our continued existence as these pesticides’ compounding and accumulating use are a toxic burden that we can no longer bear. Neither can our Planet.

Studies have proven Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) and pesticide exposure in general correlates directly with:

  • diabetes and pre-diabetes development
  • birth defects
  • hormone dysfunction
  • immune, organ, and respiratory system damage
  • reproductive system damage
  • Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and nervous system damage
  • cancer
  • shortened lactation
  • spontaneous abortion
  • developmental and carcinogenic effects
  • gut dysfunction
  • allergies
  • hypersensitivity
  • endocrine disruption
  • learning disabilities, behavior and attention problems, and increased aggression
  • poor gross and fine motor coordination
  • and more

When food-production animals are fed pesticide-tainted feed and pesticide-contaminated water, then problems are exacerbated when we consume that meat.

NHF needs your support as we speak for consumers, manufacturers, health care professionals, and YOU.  Will you consider leveraging your need and your right to safe food, beverages, protection of our nutritional supplements (handled at other NHF’s attendance at other Codex Committees) by donating today?

NHF will present scientific data in comments submitted prior to the plenary session as well as during the week-long session. We will help Codex Delegates to understand NHF’s position and commitment to health and health freedom, to people, to the Planet!

NHF’s aim at CCPR is to reduce human, animal, and plant exposures to pesticides worldwide. NHF faces Monsanto front-groups such as CropLife, DowDupont, and giants such as Bayer’s CropScience, and ChemChina who don’t care about health but seek to increase sales and distribution globally of these toxic products regardless of the destruction across all lines.

Please come alongside us in this fight for health and health freedom! We cannot do it without your help. Please join NHF today!

Currently over 50% of the toxic compounds that NHF will address at CCPR are the subject of a public-health concern. NHF states that they all are A MAJOR THREAT TO GLOBAL LIFE. Some if not many of these names are familiar to those who have led a more conventional life full of bug sprays, weed killers, and other toxic household products. Many among us have lost loved ones to cancers brought on by these toxic products. Is this our future? Is this the future for YOUR family? Not if NHF can speak for those who cannot speak at Codex, leveraging your position by carrying YOUR VOICE where it counts, and putting an end to this nightmare.

As you explore some of NHF’s past history and accomplishments please be aware that we don’t have an easy path, we have international opposition and have had to reconstruct our website (a process which is still ongoing) but we expect the recent work of NFH to be reflected soon in those web pages.

NHF is on a mission, as it has been for more than 62 years now, to protect and preserve the health and health freedom of 7 billion souls on this Planet that is currently being destroyed on all counts. Join NHF now and do not leave the website before your voice is carried to the seat of power internationally at Codex to let them know you are not going to stand for the further destruction of our health and our Planet. NHF will be speaking for you as we have faithfully for decades now. But as we’ve always said, we cannot do it without YOU!

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The Real Reason Governments are Blaming Youtube for Terrorism

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Source: TheDailyBell.com
March 26, 2017

Ban all the things, and when we all live in padded prison cells, we will be safe from terrorists!

That is the plan. Because access to information is really the problem, according to the British government. As soon as people don’t have access to extremist material online, all this madness will surely stop!

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The fight against terrorism and hate speech has to be a joint one. The government and security services are doing everything they can and it is clear that social media companies can and must do more.

“Social media companies have a responsibility when it comes to making sure this material is not disseminated and we have been clear repeatedly that we think that they can and must do more. We are always talking with them on how to achieve that.

“The ball is now in their court. We will see how they respond.”

How laughable that the government claims to be doing everything they can. We all know that is not true.

But even more ridiculous is attempting to put all the blame on websites that host content. With massive amount of content on Youtube, how can they be expected to police every single video? They already review 98% of flagged content within 24 hours, and also within 24 hours they usually remove content that the government asks them to take down.

It sounds like Youtube is already on board with government censorship, but the British authorities want to go further. What we need is new laws, new fines, and punishment for companies who host extremist content, they say.

Damian Collins, who heads the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said bosses should face a new offence of failing to act to remove terrorist videos and manuals from their sites.

He was backed by former terror tsar Lord Alex Carlile who said: “We need to reinforce the attack on internet radicalisation.

If a new law is necessary to compel internet service providers to co-operate with these efforts, it must be made.”

And what about failing to remove terrorists from the country? Should government officials face a new offence for that crime?

It’s not like these terrorists are carrying out precision attacks which require training and special knowledge. They are driving cars through crowds of people. They are opening fire in public.

Videos surely can lead to extremism. The government should know, they run the media which leads to widespread support of bombing the hell out of anything that moves in the middle east. While handfuls of westerners were killed in terror attacks, hundreds of innocent Iraqis were bombed to death by America.

So governments can literally fund all the terrorism they want, but if Youtube allows a video promoting terrorism to remain on their sharing platform, they are the ones causing the extremism that leaks violently back into the west.

As governments cry about the splinter in their neighbor’s eye–how advertisements were shown next to extremist videos, saying that Youtube was profiting off of extremism–they are blind to the log in their own.

Craig said the only winner is the defense industry. “Well, it’s good business,” she said. “In the first year of the war [in Yemen], the U.S. sold $20 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabia has been buying more and more weapons as a result of this war, and the same goes for the British government as well,” she said. “Really it all boils down to financial gain and that’s the greatest win really for the U.S., but it’s an extremely costly one obviously for the civilian population of Yemen.”

But no, I’m sure the real root of the issue is videos on Youtube that encourage terrorism. It has nothing to do with the defense industry profiting off of war, destroying entire regions to make a buck, jamming propaganda down the throats of westerners to garner support for war and destruction that are like games to the governments involved.

The Fix is In

Oh and how convenient that when governments are able to force Youtube to take down extremist content online, they may just have given themselves the power to regulate any free speech on the internet, whether it is truly extremist or not.

And that is what this all comes down to. The government wants control over the internet, control over what we say, and how we communicate.

The terrorists which the government supports and creates will be the excuse for government censorship and oppression of citizens under their control.

And that is why the government needs to make social media platforms the enemy. It both distracts from the government’s own role in supporting terrorism, and gives them more power to police any opposition on social media to their oppressive rule.

The people are creating their own media, and it is cutting into the government’s propaganda business.

It’s always the same: right now they will use their power of censorship against “the terrorists,” and then they will use the hammer of the law against anyone who speaks out against their murderous, oppressive policies.

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