Monday, April 30, 2018

Conspiracy Theory? US Army Has Admitted to Conducting 100s of Germ Warfare Tests On Americans

By Rachel Blevins
While the United States government claims to be horrified every time there are reports of a chemical attack that was allegedly carried out by the Syrian government, history serves as a reminder that the U.S. is responsible for carrying out a number of chemical attacks on thousands of unsuspecting Americans, and some of the innocent victims are still suffering from the effects today.
In 1977, the U.S. Army admitted that it secretly conducted at least 239 germ warfare tests in the open air in cities across the country between 1949 and 1969. The areas where the lethal germs were simulated on the public were typically in major cities such as Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York City, Key West and Panama City, according to a report the Army submitted to the Senate Health Subcommittee.
In the report, the Army insisted that the purpose of the tests was to study how biological warfare affects the public, in case it needs to defend against it. Calling tests “essential,” the Army claimed it needed to “substantiate theories and fill knowledge gaps and to determine vulnerability to attack.”
According to a report from The Washington Post, the release of the Army’s censored report was “the most complete official version of this nation’s biological warfare effort,” and it revealed that in addition to public areas, military personnel and their families were also targeted:
The Army listed 27 times that it tested simulated toxins on public property, including releasing spores in two tunnels on a stretch of Pennsylvania Turnpike. In addition to those experiments in public places, the Army secretary used military personnel and their families for open-air experiments by spraying simulated germs into the air at a number of bases, including Fort Detrick, Md.; Fort Belvoir, Va.; and the Marine training school at Quantico, Va. … Another 504 workers connected with biological warfare activities at Ft. Detrick, Dugway Proving Ground and the Deseret Test Center in Utah and the Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas suffered infections, according to the Army’s count.
The Army’s report also noted that while the initial tests were carried out 1942, the testing of biological warfare agents increased drastically in 1961 when the Secretary of Defense ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to “evaluate the potentialities” of biological and chemical warfare, instead of just studying the effects of the agents from a defense standpoint.
While the report from the Army maintained that the live bacteria deployed in tests across the country were “deemed harmless at the time,” the tests resulted in lifelong illnesses and health problems for many of the innocent victims who were unaware that their quality of life was being compromised by a government experiment.
As The Free Thought Project reported, the largest experiment was carried out in San Francisco, California, in 1950. The Army sprayed the city with the microbe Serratia marcescens in an attack that was called “Operation Sea-Spray.” They claimed San Francisco was chosen as the target because it is close to the ocean and because it has a unique geography, tall buildings, and dense population.
For six days in September 1950, military members used giant hoses to spray clouds of Serratia along the San Francisco coastline, which resulted in the city’s 800,000 residents receiving heavy doses of the chemical. It is also estimated that residents in the neighboring communities of Albany, Berkeley, Daly City, Colma, Oakland, San Leandro, and Sausalito, were exposed to it.
While the military insisted that Serratia marcescens is “rarely a cause of illness,” Discover Magazinenoted that there were a number of serious illnesses and even one tragic death reported as a result of the government’s chemical attack:
A week after the spraying, 11 patients were admitted to the now-defunct Stanford University Hospital in San Francisco with severe urinary tract infections, resistant to the limited antibiotics available in that era. One gentleman, recovering from prostate surgery, developed complications of heart infection as Serratia colonized his heart valves. His would be the only death during the aftermath of the experiment … Later, the repeated occurrence of urinary-tract infection by this organism, with bacteremia in two patients and death in one, indicated the potential clinical importance of this group of bacteria.’
While the idea that the U.S. government would willingly poison its own citizens may seem shocking to some, it is not unprecedented. Earlier this year, a study found that the Pentagon has contaminated more than 40,000 sites across the United States, exposing hundreds of thousands of Americans to dangerous chemicals.
The investigation, which was conducted by ProPublica and Voxrevealed that by testing and disposing of deadly chemical weapons in the United States, the Pentagon has “poisoned drinking water supplies, rendered millions of acres of land unsafe or unusable, and jeopardized the health of often unwitting Americans.
The study noted that while the Pentagon has spent more than $40 billion in an effort to clean up the contaminated sites over the years, the results have been overwhelmingly inadequate, and many Americans are still at risk, even after the government claims that the sites have been rendered “safe” for public use.
The Department of Defense and its contractors are also currently using at least 61 active military sites across the country to “burn and detonate unused munitions and raw explosives in the open air with no environmental emissions controls,” according to a series of reports from ProPublica.
Ultimately, while the U.S. claims that it must engage in the “War on Terror” to protect Americans from terrorists, the fact remains that some of the most harmful warfare launched against Americans on U.S. soil has resulted from secret experiments backed by the Pentagon. Yet none of the officials from the government agencies who are responsible have been held accountable for poisoning countless innocent Americans with the attacks.

Rachel Blevins is an independent journalist from Texas, who aspires to break the false left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. Follow Rachel on Facebook,TwitterYouTubeSteemit and Patreon. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Religion – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

By Ron McVan
Christianity has emptied Valhalla, felled the sacred groves, extirpated the national image as a shameful superstition, as a devilish poison, and given us instead the imagery of a nation whose climate, laws, culture and interests are strange to us, and whose history has no connection whatever to our own. A David or a Solomon lives in our popular imagination, but our own century’s heroes slumber in learned history books.” ~ George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
There is no religion more effective than one which is born of its own people, that which molds and cultivates its own character nationhood, concordant with Nature’s laws. All human progress springs from the repeated effort of the soul of man to give expression to those primeval spiritual ideas that were implanted deep within the genetic memory of each species when it first found its identity upon the earth. The old religion of Western culture was in direct descent of the Sun and Nature worship when man mirrored the world and the world mirrored man, and all was mirrored by the gods. These indigenous pre-Christian (Heathen) religions produced numerous spiritual archetypes from which evolved a common heroic folk-mythos, value system, gnostic wisdom and ethnic traditions spanning the entire, grand backdrop of life’s drama.
A religion aids us in our spiritual development and also strengthens tribal-social cohesiveness, a process through which man and tribe alike find a focus among life’s process of “Being and Becoming” amid the cosmos and chaos of a vast and uncertain world. An alien religion however, a religion whose history, heroes and cultures are not our own, rips a man from his ethnic roots and traditions and divides him against his own blood kin! When a religion preaches suicidal doctrines such as “Turn the other cheek” “Love your enemies” “Resist not evil” “We are not of this world” and other such self defeating mind cancers to the vibrant healthy thinking process which everyone is genetically gifted with at birth, then we are simply assuring our certain doom as a people! Any fighter will tell you that if you go into combat with an enemy thinking anything less than total victory, more often than not you will lose! By comforting religious followers with “head in the sand” “pie in the sky” psycho-babble blather, is to break a people down to the level of sheep and cattle! And what will you say to these men and women when you have succeeded in stripping them of their indigenous gods and heroes and natural will to survive? A noble breed conquered and humiliated thou despicable priest-crafters? When revolutions and corrupt governments have spilled their blood in the streets, in the struggle for their earthly freedoms, liberties and existence!
When the “Survival of the Fittest”, and the instinctive “Will to Power” has been removed from the soundness of the ancestral psyche, it will leave a people completely vulnerable to become subjected to tyrants or eventually slayed without mercy? The priest-crafters will say what they always say when they have no answer, “It was God’s will” The priest-crafters cannot explain to anyone what “God” really and truly is, but they always seem to always know what God is thinking! When in doubt just say, “It was God’s will”. If that doesn’t cut it then try the next best bullshit answer …uh, let’s see, “God works in mysterious ways!”
An indigenous religion helps man to accept himself and his life condition, rather than falling prey to the infirmities of the existing world, thus providing the necessary influences and the active mental development of a progressive race and heritage. C.G.Jung states, in essence, that “human beings have a religious need, but that this need is not for religious belief, but rather for religious experience. Religious experience is a psychic event which tends toward the integration of the soul and thus represents the function of the psyche as a whole. Religion is the acknowledgment of the higher realities that consciousness fails to recognize, and if carried to its full psychological fruition, it brings about the inner unity and wholeness of the human being.”
Our beliefs guide our desires and shape our actions. The short life of man may be observed as a high wire act, and a large enough deviation to either side of Nature’s Eternal Laws can very likely send man plummeting to certain misfortune and disaster. The pathway to truth is ultimately “straight and narrow”, and it is the only path that will lead us to our highest potentialities. Man’s unique gift, above all other living creatures is his ability to direct his personal life path as he sees fit, and to a limited degree, from the world around him according to his ideas. Unlike any other creature we possess the seemingly god-like powers to explore distinct worlds beyond the confines of the planet which we inhabit. This divine gift is the creative and multi-faceted human mind, and not unlike a religion, it can be our salvation or ultimate destruction. Not only do we have the power to take our own life, but through technological means, the destruction of the whole world as well. Already rivers of blood, torture and needless oppression have been the result of man’s unbridled, narrow-minded thinking and equally narrow-minded bigoted religions. Any religion which functions on the premise of fear is not a sound religion, it is a deceitful, sham religion! As Virgil once stated, “We make our destiny by our choice of the Gods.”
Freedom makes for more and greater freedom, while subservience to the blind law of a blind demiurge creates further slavery. One cannot free oneself by bowing to the yoke, but by breaking it!” ~ C.G.Jung
Science has served to help us get over the many abject fears and uncertainties that man has endured for many generations. Science can teach us and produce many comforts and advancements, but it is not an end in itself, nor will it ever fill our spiritual needs. It has been said that science can explain nearly everything except the scientist himself. Man thinks, but knows not wherewith he thinks. He aspires, yet he knows not wherewith he aspires. He lives, yet he knows not wherewith he lives. He is here upon earth, yet he knows not whence he came, how he came, why Nature should precipitate him into such a state or whither he is going at the expiration of his mortal stand. How unfortunate, then, is the lot of this poor animal, whose learning can but reveal to him how much there is he does not know.
So long as science, religion and philosophy find no common ground, human effort can never be coordinated to the perfection and needs of a sound society which is the only possible way to insure the aspirations and dreams of our future. It may be that, as three dimensional beings, we are incapable of ever totally comprehending the God Absolute, or for that matter our own reason for being,. But we are very much capable of comprehending our folk God archetypes which stir the blood and course the channels of our conscious and collective subconscious mind. All of our ancestral pagan pantheons, be they Teutonic, Celtic, Slavic or Greco-Roman Olympian Gods and heroes, are of extreme vital importance to the ongoing development of a wholesome nationhood. Those long developing ethnic pantheons are in fact a tapestry of who we really are!
The original patriarchal God of the Aryans was known among all the Indo-European nations (circa 4000-2000 B.C.E.). His first name was Dyaus Pitar (Divine Father), which is the same as the Greek Zeus Pater, the Latin Jupiter or Deus, the early German Tiu or Ziu and Norse Tyr, later to be succeeded by the Teutonic Allfather Wotan, who has remained the ‘consistent’ supreme high God through Western Euro-history. Prior to the God Tyr, reigned the Titan god Poseidon. Among the early Celts there was the God Bel, Cernunnos, and Taranis among others. Apollo was worshipped in both Northern Hyperborea and later Southern Europe. In those truly spiritual days before corruption of authoritarian alien religions, “Reality” was the total of all the inner and outer world. There was no division of sacred and profane. All of life was sacred. The entire pantheon of our Heathen Gods and Goddesses, still serve to make the divine truths and life mysteries comprehensible.
The most singular, suicidal mind disease to ever infect and erode the Western World thought process has been Judeo-Christianity with its many varients. For the first time in history of all ages a rapidly declining civilization is capable of discerning the causes of its decay. For the first time, has at its disposal, the collective reasoning strength of science, coupled with the re-emergence of its true, spiritual, religious origins. A sound and wholesome world needs knowledge, truth, strength and courage, not unnatural fears, ignorance, suppression, meekness and self-hating humility. Through Christianity, irrationality deified the will to absurdity sanctified!
A race is sustained, not only by the superior minds and might of its people, but, also, by the great spiritual teachers and religious, ethnic customs. Try to imagine the Jewish nation without their Moses, or the Arab nation without Muhammad. One of the banes of religious and cultural progress has been the inter-locking power of gullibility and flat out stupidity below the lust for power above, which paralyzes the efforts of free-thinking rational men between the two. Knowledge of self, means knowledge of consciousness, which is the home of both ethnic spirituality and scientific concepts. Both the scientist and pagan often share the same mantel as fellow free-thinkers. It has never been an easy road for either of the two. For who has suffered more under the yoke of Christian oppression for close to 1,000 years afflicted? What was their crime? That they sought truth over ignorance, freedom over slavery, advancement over stagnation or our own natural instincts and heritage over alien creeds and customs?
American Negroes zealously emphasize the rigors of 200 years of slavery in America, as if only they alone had only been enslaved. Jews rant hysterically and endlessly about their holocaust. Yet if one is to understand horror and suffering in the full sense of the word, then we must comprehend what the free-thinking, Heathens, alchemists and scientists suffered under the Christian pogroms and the Inquisition. This was a deliberate religious slaughter of innocents, unparalleled in the Western World. A darkness and utter hell on earth which reigned for a whole millennium!
With the close of the 20th century it is clear that we are reaching a turning point beyond which we dare no longer submit to the rigidity of false dogma. Foreign religion that does not share our own common history, heroes and customs will never serve the vital interests of its people. It is also, necessary to point out that there is a singular problem within all religions in general. The sacred mystery writings contain considerable power in and of themselves through the arcane spiritual content and potency of direct speech. Those who wield the words often have a tendency to use that power for their own personal aggrandizement and prestige over their adherents. Churches may owe their origin to the founding teachers, but these teachers have seldom had much influence upon the churches which they founded, whereas, churches have had enormous dominating influence upon the communities in which they flourished. Most of the great founding spiritual teachers of olden times would be appalled at what their original work would, over a course of time develop into.
The very worst despots of the earth have not been more greedy than the ‘representatives’ of the man whose kingdom was not of this world.”
Life is lost at finding itself alone. If ever there were a preeminent birth of tragedy, it was when the Western World turned its back on the indigenous Gods of his people. On that day he sacrificed the very roots of his being, ushering in the labyrinth of his own descent. The Euro-Western World has had more than enough of pseudo religions, haughty priest-craft and churchianity. The man who seeks spiritual contentment in such a self-deceiving folly is like the man who never leaves the domestic circle for fear that he might not be accepted on his own, that his word might not be law, or perhaps the unnatural and highly destructive fear of being eternally damned. It is the work of a higher culture that lives in accordance with Nature’s Laws, which are more than just laws alone, they are life itself! Not only should every individual develop spiritually through the ages, but the life and culture of a people must manifest upwardly as well, both sound and secure in it’s own heritage and nationhood.
The history of the world has never been known as the theatre of happiness and never will be. Life is a harsh and often brutal testing ground of diverse and opposing forces. It is to the greater advantage of man to comprehend the whole universe as one commonwealth of which both the Gods and man are members.
Thought possesses all things, but this does not make the world around us unreal. Our Gods are more real by far than the biological body of transient flesh which houses our spirit. In fact, there is no human being of any race, who, if he truly follows the celestial guidance of his ethnic folk archetypes, cannot attain the highest conceivable fulfillment. This is not utopean dream talk, it has been proven by the many Golden Ages through the pages of history.
Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-known maxim of Sir Francis Bacon that, “A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.” The folkish Heathen religions can only be better or worse to the practitioners, never true or false. As man finds his way back to the gods of his origin and blood, he shall then be able to draw from within the secret of their wisdom and inspiration and the all-embracing strength of their immortality. The anthropologist E.E. Evans Pritchard summed religion up in these few short words: “Religion is what religion does.”

The Trial of Slobodan Milošević and the Corruption of International Justice

Slobodan Milošević died in prison in 2006 during a four-year marathon trial at The Hague for war crimes after a shameful show trial. John Laughland was one of the last Western journalists to meet him. He followed the trial from the beginning and wrote extensively on it, challenging the legitimacy of the Yugoslav Tribunal and the utter hypocrisy of ‘international justice’. In his short and readable book Laughland gives a full account of the trial – the longest criminal trial in history – from the moment the indictment was issued at the height of NATO’s attack on Yugoslavia to the day of Milošević’s mysterious death in custody. ‘International justice’ is supposed to hold war criminals to account but, as the trials of both Milošević; and Saddam Hussein show, the indictments are politically motivated and the judicial procedures are irredeemably corrupt.
The ICC does not prosecute war criminals, on the contrary; it protects them. It is a joke, and a bad one. Israel and the US for example are number 1&2 violators of (meaningless) UN resolutions and are guilty of the worst crimes against humanity but are exempted from any form of legal persecution by the kangaroo courts in The Hague. The ICC and its tribunals like the ICTY have developed into one of the most blatant illustrations of double standards and immorality. And all this with the consent of the Dutch citizens who are happy with the fact that their country is facilitating the presence of these kind of immoral illegal imperial institutions in their living room.
Renegade Editor’s Note: So why did the US come out so strongly against the “Nazi” Serbs? NATO’s commanding general at the time was jew Wesley Clark, who remarked at the start of the war:
Let’s not forget what the origin of the problem is. There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure states. That’s a 19th century idea and we are trying to transition into the 21st century, and we are going to do it with multi-ethnic states.

Jewish Goldman Sachs Report Warns Pharma Companies That Curing Disease Is Bad For Business

By John Vibes
There has always been some suspicion that pharmaceutical companies would rather keep people sick and on drugs than cure them in one shot and lose the ability to create return customers.
Although the massive motive here is easy to see, with the industry bringing in over $453 billion in the United States alone in 2017, many people have a hard time considering that these companies don’t have their customers’ best interest at heart.
The idea that these companies would want to keep us sick is dismissed by many as a “conspiracy theory,” but let’s not forget that these companies and their high-level investors are here to sell drugs, not save lives. This point was brought up openly earlier this month in a memo that Goldman Sachs analyst Salveen Richter sent out to clients of the firm, about the potential of curing diseases with gene therapy.
Richter estimated the market size for gene therapies could be as large as $4.8 trillion as “genes are the foundations of all biological activity,” according to CNBC. However, he has some concerns about how the ability to cure diseases could negatively impact the industry’s bottom line.
In the report, titled “The Genome Revolution,” Richter asks the question, Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” and the conclusion that he seems to come to is “no.”
In the memo, Richter plainly said, “The potential to deliver ‘one-shot cures’ is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy, and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies. While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow.”
As an example of how cures can be bad for business, Richter pointed to the case of Gilead Sciences’ a company that developed a treatment for hepatitis C, which had a cure rate of more than 90 percent.
As Richter pointed out, “GILD is a case in point, where the success of its hepatitis C franchise has gradually exhausted the available pool of treatable patients. In the case of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, curing existing patients also decreases the number of carriers able to transmit the virus to new patients, thus the incident pool also declines … Where an incident pool remains stable (eg, in cancer) the potential for a cure poses less risk to the sustainability of a franchise.”
It seems as if Richter is suggesting that he would rather people have hepatitis and that he has no interest in the prevention of diseases like cancer. Next, he suggested that pharmaceutical companies should only focus on diseases that have a steady stream of new customers, such as common inherited and genetical disorders.
The report gave three suggested solutions for drug makers:
Solution 1: Address large markets: Hemophilia is a $9-10bn WW market (hemophilia A, B), growing at ~6-7% annually.
Solution 2: Address disorders with high incidence: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) affects the cells (neurons) in the spinal cord, impacting the ability to walk, eat, or breathe.
Solution 3: Constant innovation and portfolio expansion: There are hundreds of inherited retinal diseases (genetics forms of blindness)”
These suggestions seem innocuous enough at first glance, as he is suggesting cures for some very serious conditions. But at the end of the report, Richter said, “Pace of innovation will also play a role as future programs can offset the declining revenue trajectory of prior assets.”
While this statement can be interpreted in a number of different ways, it certainly seems that Richter is suggesting that drug makers should slow the pace of development of cures to allow the growth of these new markets to catch up with the level of their current revenue streams.
On a very surface level, it may seem that this is just some toxic manifestation of a selfish human nature or an example of the greed that exists in the world of business, but there is much more nuance to this situation. Goldman Sachs, along with many other Fortune 500 companies, have a very twisted way of looking at the world and conducting business, because they achieve and attain their success by lobbying for monopoly or cartel-like protections from governments—not by actually providing value to their customers.
Goldman Sachs analysts and big pharma executives have a business model that depends on cornering markets with patents and keeping innovation in their industries as stagnant as possible, which is why we see such cutthroat behavior from companies in these positions, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
If companies were forced to compete to stay relevant and keep their customers happy, instead of just developing and maintaining government-granted patents and monopolies, innovation would be driven by the desires of the customers, which would keep businesses honest, even if their only intention was to make money.

This article originally appeared on The Free Thought Project.

America’s Most Popular Politician Is The Zionist Slut Nikki Haley — Let That Sink In

Renegade Editor’s Note: Polls are notoriously inaccurate and deliberately manipulated.
By Middle East Monitor
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is America’s most popular politician according to a study by Quinnipiac University, CNN reported yesterday.
Haley is viewed positively by some 63 per cent of US voters, while only 39 per cent gave their approval of US President Donald Trump. Haley’s popularity also stretched to both sides of the political spectrum, with 75 per cent of Republicans, 55 per cent of Democrats and 63 per cent of Independents supporting the former South Carolina governor. She was only exceeded by former president Barack Obama, who was still held in high regard by some 66 per cent of voters.
The UN envoy has taken strong stands in favour of Israel, particularly in the aftermath of the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital in December. When the UN General Assembly voted to condemn the Trump administration’s decision, Haley slammed the global forum as ungrateful for US contributions to the organisation.
“No vote in the UN will make any difference to that [the decision]. But this vote will make a difference to how the Americans see the UN. This vote will be remembered,” she concluded, echoing her previous comments that the delegation would be taking names of those who voted against the recognition.
Last month, Haley gave another unrestrained speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, where she again condemned the UN for its alleged anti-Israel bias.
“In the real world, Israel is a strong country with a strong military,” she said. “But at the UN, it’s a different story. Israel does get bullied there.”
Haley was met with thunderous applause as she argued that the UN had “long undermined peace by encouraging an illusion that Israel will simply go away.” But Israel, she stressed, “is not going away. When the world recognises that, then peace becomes possible.”
She also responded to the criticism that the US shows favouritism for Israel: “There’s nothing wrong with showing favouritism towards an ally, that’s what being an ally is all about.”
The UN envoy’s speech was noted as the most enthusiastically received by the thousands of attendees at the event, as she received multiple standing ovations during her speech and shouts of “we love you” from the crowd.
Haley has also taken a strong stance over the conflict in Syria, threatening to strike the Assad regime during the bombardment of Eastern Ghouta last month. The Russian delegation condemned her comments, stating that “such thunderous and irresponsible statements by the American envoy cause resentment and great anxiety.”

This article originally appeared on Middle East Monitor.

Freedom Like A Shopping Kart

Freedom Like A Shopping Kart

A Muslim, a communist and a prostitute, figure out the meaning of freedom
Not freedom like Jewmerica, freedom like a shopping kart
Kill blacks, no frills, get a bag of grub that only costs you a penny
No fear, no fucking kikes, malt liquor tastes better when drunk on the street

Killing has become a way of life, for heroes to hitchhike to the road of heaven
Not heaven like the fake Jewish state, heaven like the state of my mind
Kill spics like the cheap thrills that they are, for you can do anything for a laugh as it kills them
The bridge I destroyed, the ticket masters have suddenly died

Sleeping under the sun as my teeth is crumbling away, time to say goodbye forever
To all of this responsibility that I never wanted at all
I waste time whenever the chance comes
This happens all the fucking time
Kill whites and get free meals for it
A couple of times each day I make some deadly deals

You don’t work you get no fucking pay
Instead you will get a cardboard condominium by the ocean
Between the white and the black, I will never go back
As I say goodbye to responsibilities
Things that I never wanted as a man

Did Avicii’s Music Video About “Elite” (Jews and Freemasons) Child Trafficking Get Him Murdered?

Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ-producer known as Avicii, supposedly killed himself while vacationing in Oman on April 20. His family agrees with the official cause of death, or at least they will not publicly state any suspicions they might have. They released the following statement:
He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.
Avicii had billions of views on Youtube, topped the charts with his singles, had massive tours around the world, and is one of the most influential musicians in recent history, but that all got cut short. First he dropped from the spotlight, ending his touring in 2016, then came his recent death at the young age of 28.
His family continues:
Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions… An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.”
Maybe he really just could not deal with the fame and stress of it all. I could completely understand that. However in 2015 he came out with a music video that has made a lot of people question why he turned his back on the music industry and whether or not the contents of the video had something to do with his death. In it, not only is child trafficking highlighted, but it shows how trafficking goes all the way to the top, ending with a big wig politician, possibly a head of state, getting lynched in front of an angry mob.
Did Avicii plan to expose the criminals? Regardless of how or why he died, let’s help bring Avicii’s vision to fruition. The people behind trafficking children need swift and brutal retribution.

The Blowback Against Facebook, Google and Amazon Is Just Beginning

By Charles Hugh Smith
This is how we end up with a neofeudal society that benefits the Protected Few at the expense of the powerless, exploited Many.
Blow-out earnings from Facebook and Amazon have cheered Wall Street, but institutional owners might want to focus not just on blow-out earnings but rising blowback against the tech superpowers (Facebook, Google and Amazon).
The blowback is social and political: people are starting to question the social and political costs of these tech darlings’ dominance and the billions in profits they reap.
The typical corporation can buy political influence, but Facebook and Google are manipulating the machinery of democracy itself. That’s a much more dangerous type of power than buying political influence or manipulating public opinion by openly publishing biased “news.”
We all understand how Corporate Media undermines democracy: recall how every time Bernie Sanders won a Democratic primary in 2016, The New York Times and The Washington Post “reported” the news in small typeface in a sidebar, while every Hillary Clinton primary win was trumpeted in large headlines at the top of page one.
But this sort of manipulation is visible; what Google and Facebook do is invisible. I recently addressed these invisible (but oh-so profitable) mechanisms in a series of essays:
Here’s a selection of recent articles on related topics:
Amazon is the embodiment of numerous destructive dynamics:
1. Zero-sum cannibalism being passed off as “growth.” Amazon is growing its sales by cannibalizing the retail, distribution, transport, computer services and advertising sectors. How many jobs have been lost as Amazon has consumed its victims? Shall we guess that Amazon’s 560,000 employees replaced 1,000,000+ retail/distribution employees who lost their jobs?
It isn’t just jobs, of course: it’s local taxes, local retail stores that attracted pedestrians and other enterprises–the built environment and social spaces of our cities and towns. As those are gutted and replaced by Amazon warehouses in the boondocks, much more is being lost than retail jobs.
Amazon’s “growth” is not actually “growing” the economy in any useful way; it’s simply consolidating a number of sectors into one quasi-monopoly.
2. Amazon is now flexing the political power of its wealth. Anybody with cash can buy political influence. But few organizations have the billions of profits to spend on political favors and protection that Google, Amazon and Facebook have.
3. The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is now likely worth more than all his 560,000 employees combined. Divide $134 billion–Bezos’ personal stake in Amazon stock– by 560,000, and you get $239,285. How many of Amazon’s employees (average pay is around $28,000 annually) have a net worth of $240,000 or more? Vanishingly few below the top layer of techies and managers.
The theory of the happy union of capitalism and democracy rests on capitalism creating secure middle-class employment for millions of citizens. Once capitalism only creates a peon-debt-serf class and a 5% technocrat / manager / financier / entrepreneur / speculator class that harvests 70% of the wealth and income, then democracy dies by the slow poison of rising inequality and ever greater asymmetries of wealth and political power.
I am sure there are thousands of well-paid tech/managerial employees of Amazon, but there are also thousands of part-time employees like the Camperforce: Meet the Camperforce, Amazon’s Nomadic Retiree Army (Wired)
The blowback is just getting started, as people awaken to the dangers posed by these fast-metastasizing tech quasi-monopolies. The most dangerous dynamics in America are the erosion of the mechanics of democracy by wealth/corporate power, and the erosion of middle-class employment in favor of maximizing corporate profits by any means available.
This is how we end up with a neofeudal society that benefits the Protected Few at the expense of the powerless, exploited Many. Facebook, Google and Amazon are each accelerating this erosion not by accident, but as a direct consequence of their business model and sources of profit.
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