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2020-12-10

A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn’t flat.
When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic
— (Perhaps) Donald James

  1. Some think that the present election turmoil in the United States is just the usual American over-the-top way of doing things.
  2. That it happens to coincide with an unrelated pandemic which governments around the world are mishandling to a quite extraordinary degree is just the way things are.
  3. That coincidentally the World Economic Forum, the UN, the Central Banks all talking about a "Great Reset" is another unrelated exercise.
  4. And that elected (and maybe unelected) leaders around the world are suddenly all with one voice talking up a vacuous "Build Back Better" slogan is merely political posturing as usual.

Maybe we should bear in mind the Ian Fleming quote from Goldfinger:

Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: 'Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action'

If it is indeed enemy action then it's on a quite unprecedented global scale and likely to have very far-reaching consequences for all humanity, so maybe we shouldn't be too complacent to consider that possibility?

Martin Geddes is a British independent researcher who has spent much time and effort to look into recent world events. He shares his thoughts with us in the form of a document which lays out his progress since 2017 (although I think he was getting involved a great deal earlier). I suppose it's a bit like a diary in which he wrote down his personal reflections, and then sanitized for consumption by his readership. He includes some nice pictures as well.

"Over the past 7+ years, I have put in far more hours of research and effort into a “side project” than I have into telecoms and tech. The subject doesn’t have a name, and there is no destination. If I was forced to describe it, I might choose “light and truth”. What is real, which way is “up”, and how can we really know? What I have discovered has forced me to reconsider many core beliefs"

At 54 pages it's a long but informative read which covers a huge amount of ground - and I would be very surprised if December 2020 is where it ends!

"On the surface of modernity we have Enlightenment values and scientific rationality. Yet when you take the cultural covers off, you find inside a war on objectivity — and a monumental power struggle to define reality itself"

Certainly it's a struggle to define our perceptions of reality - and the good news is that we ourselves have a hand in that, for better or for worse.

You can read in your browser, or you can download the original.

(My suggestion is to read in your browser, download from there, and read the PDF in Adobe Reader or your favoured software, as this gives you an index so that you can find your way around over several sessions)

Highly recommended if you prefer world events that do not take you too much by surprise.