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Skins and Borders

Posted on 16/12/2018

Skins, borders, protective layers and, what ever else you would like to call them, are natural barriers that separate an object from its surrounding environment. They occur everywhere across the universe from galaxies and solar systems to seashores and blood cells. They give an entity its integrity and are vital for the efficient management of systems. Without them we would not exist.

For a human settlement, the rule is the same. The borders of towns, tribes, families and countries are vital for the functioning and protection for all who reside within the different forms of human community. They are not created due to racism or xenophobia or any other arbitrary human interpretation.They are natural and necessary. Boundaries exist for a reason.

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Natures examples of skins and borders

Heliosphere

2g.Heliosphere_Image_main_BoundariesLgThe sun sends out a constant flow of charged particles called the solar wind, which ultimately travels past all the planets to some three times the distance to Pluto before being impeded by the interstellar medium. This forms a giant bubble around the sun and its planets, known as the heliosphere. 

 

Earth’s Magnetosphere

Enveloping our planet and protecting us from the fury of the Sun is a giant bubble of magnetism called the magnetosphere. It deflects most of the solar material sweeping towards us from our star at 1 million miles per hour or more. Without the magnetosphere, the relentless action of these solar particles could strip the Earth of its protective layers, which shield us from the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

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Belief and Reality

Posted on 16/12/2018

Living by Faith

We live as blind beasts in a universe of infinite dimensional complexity, and we navigate our lives using a continuum of micro-assumptions. If we did not do so, life would be nigh on impossible to live since we would be constantly checking everything.

When you walk down a road, you are doing so in the belief that the ground beneath you will not open up and devour you. In the morning, you take for granted that the sun will bring daylight. Much of what we do is done through faith based on empirical reasoning and interpretative assumptions. The truth is, we really know so little about so much. Most of what we do and know is reliant on an unconscious faith in what we believe reality to be.

Nearly all of our knowledge is dependent on what others tell us either by word of mouth or through books, newspapers, TV or schools. However, much of what we are told, especially in social sciences and politics is based on subjective opinion, so how do we know what is reality and truth and what is propaganda and lies?

Hopefully, there are perhaps at least a small number of people who have gone beyond rejection and thoughtless acceptance of what they have been told and, by using the evidence at hand and whatever logical powers they command, have adopted a different way of looking at the question.

In this piece, I am deliberately avoiding the issue of religious faith except to say that whether a person chooses to believe in God or not is a binary one. You either believe or you do not. However, your choice either way is inevitably dependent on what your concept of God is and how you have been socialized to accept it or not. You have to have an image of what you believe God to be in order to either accept or reject it. 

Self Truths, Shared Truths and Interpretation

It is the subjective interpretation of both self-truths and shared-truths that can lead to the collective beliefs of group think. In its malignant  form and intelligent people are very much prone to it. 

Our existence is about existing at a ‘Now’ moment in time and we move through time from one ‘Now’ moment to the next. However, it is not as if we move from one point to another like moving from one dot to another, it is done smoothly. 

At each of these ‘Now’ points we experience and interact with the world about us. Each of these momentary experiences are self-truths in that they are events that happen to us personally. They are realities and thus personally objective to us.

Most self-truths are uneventful, but occasionally exciting and memorable things do happen and when they do they act like navigational beacons. These help give us bearings to the reality of existence of which we are part. How we interpret what we experience is subjective and is affected by many factors such as emotion, physical and biological circumstance, prior knowledge and social influence.

If we experience an event at the same time as others, that is a shared-truth. A shared truth is a collection of self-truths by all those who experience it. Again, it is an objective reality to all those who experience it, but each person will interpret the meaning of that shared-truth subjectively. Hence, that is why there is often a diversity of accounts over a shared event.

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Symptoms of Group Think

It is the subjective interpretation of both self-truths and shared-truths that can lead to the collective beliefs of group think. In its malignant form and intelligent people are very much prone to it. 

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Irving Janis (Social Psychologist) identified eight different “symptoms” that indicate group-think:

  1. Illusions of invulnerability lead members of the group to be overly optimistic and engage in risk-taking.
  2. Unquestioned beliefs lead members to ignore possible moral problems and ignore consequences of individual and group actions.
  3. Rationalizing prevents members from reconsidering their beliefs and causes them to ignore warning signs.
  4. Stereotyping leads members of the in-group to ignore or even demonize out-group members who may oppose or challenge the group’s ideas.
  5. Self-censorship causes people who might have doubts to hide their fears or misgivings.
  6. “Mindguards” act as self-appointed censors to hide problematic information from the group.
  7. Illusions of unanimity lead members to believe that everyone is in agreement and feels the same way.
  8. Direct pressure to conform is often placed on members who pose questions, and those who question the group are often seen as disloyal or traitorous.

Causes

A number of factors can influence this psychological phenomenon. It tends to occur more in situations where group members are very similar to one another and it is more likely to take place when a powerful and charismatic leader commands the group. Situations where the group is placed under extreme stress or where moral dilemmas exist also increase the occurrence of group-think.

Benefits and Dangers

Group-think can have some benefits. When working with a large number of people, it often allows the group to make decisions, complete tasks, and finish projects quickly and efficiently.

However, this group-think is not without danger. The suppression of individual opinions and creative thought can lead to poor decision-making, gross inefficiencies, stubborn mindset and aggressive tendencies towards non-conformists.  

 

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Globalists versus the Awake

Posted on 07/12/2018

French Fuel Protests

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French President Emanuel Macron’s approval rating fell to 23 percent according to a poll conducted since the start of the fuel protest on 17th November 2018. This is down six points on the previous month.

80% of people support the protests, but Macron’s arrogance and contempt for the French people has done nothing to quell growing antipathy among the populous.

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While attempting to impose a punitive carbon tax on those with diesel cars, he reduces tax for the top 1% which, of course, benefits his stinkingly rich corporate employers. The current rise will not be a one off tax increase but is part of strategy to force people to stop using fossil fueled vehicles. It comes after a period where the economic wellbeing of many people, especially those living in rural areas, has been in marked decline. This tax has the effect of ‘twisting the knife’ for those who are already struggling.

Unfortunately, Macron shows no intent to withdraw his economic attack on French people, but rebukes them when they complain, referring to them as “Thugs” and threatening to come after protest organizers for defying his will. The delay in its implementation is just that, a delay and not a withdrawal. He is passionate about his cause and will not be stopped by the will and concerns of the French people whom he is meant to serve.

Macron, a Rothschild banker type and a hardened globalist clearly illustrates his lack of appreciation for the reality facing much of the French population. He is personally in a different economic league, but his combative and demeaning language shows what contempt he has for ordinary French people.

It does make me doubt the legitimacy of the election that put him in power. With Globalists, we are dealing with extremely powerful people with almost limitless resources and no bottom to their ruthlessness and depravity. They are driven by an unhealthy certainty, that they know what is best and what has to be done. Their convictions make them into religious zealots. They control most of the media. They control entertainment. They control most of the politicians. They have influential academics controlling much of the education system. Who knows, they may well have organized the 911 attack on the twin towers and the scandalous wars that followed. Fixing elections is nothing compared to the villainy they are capable of. There are many examples of leaders being prepared to exterminate large numbers of people as a means to maintain their power. The road to their version of Utopia is one that is traversed across a sea of real blood and tens of thousands of corpses that line the way. Let us hope that it does not degrade to that, but being among a mass of people is no protection especially if the contempt of leaders regards that mass as being made up of insects and “thugs”.

Brexit and UN Migration Compact

In Britain, while everyone’s attention is diverted to the debacle of Brexit that looks like a sell-out of the British people, few are paying any attention to the UN Migration Compact. Running to form, Theresa May will undoubtedly sign Britain up to this atrocious commitment that at least 18 prominent countries have already shied away from [including the US].

The Compact is a part of Agenda 2030 to replace the populations of Europe with migrant stock and will see the end of borders as we know them. It will also mean that a full-scale revolution will be the only way to stop the implementation of Sharia Law in the next few decades.

Descent into Tyranny

Most people know nothing because their sources of news are poisoned by corporate orchestrated propaganda and extremist ideologues. Politicians are puppets. Celebrities, many of whom are empty-headed narcissists, have nothing intelligent to say and just spout emotional rhetoric. It is only the independent journalists and organizations that seem to provide any semblance of truth and reality and even they are being persecuted in a drive to eliminate them.

With insufficient or erroneous knowledge being peddled, people will use their own emotions and beliefs to draw their own conclusions. This may lead to them (a) leaving it to their ‘betters’; (b) unwittingly siding with corporatist wishes; or (c) rejecting it all as lies.

At some point, pressure may build towards creating a social schism with dissidents being cited as the over-arching threat. Dissident voices are regularly condemned as xenophobes, racists, misogynists and any other pejorative term that comes to mind.

We see also the rise and increasing prominence in zombified individuals who have acquired the label “NPC” (Non Player Character from the world of computer gaming). These merely scream and repeatedly chant meaningless and ill-founded rhetorical claims. Dissidents are being linked with the illusory ‘Far Right’ and being warned against for their hate speech. They are being used to be blamed virtually every time a terrorist incident occurs and for inciting hatred. Dissidents are rebranded as the biggest social malaise facing society. All of it is a distraction from who the real villains are at the top of the food chain.

End Game

Make no mistake, arrests and persecutions for wrong think have already begun and will only worsen in the future. Moves to shutdown alternative media is well underway and the tech giants are willing to oblige. The outcome will be as it almost always is – control of a population through prejudice and persecution and the liquidation of any ordinary folk who dare to doubt the reality they are presented with.

Rather pessimistically, I see the road to ruin and hell on Earth as being an inevitability, unless we are all micro-chipped and transformed into computer controlled zombies to ensure our wayward thoughts are ‘medicated’ against.       

James A Williams

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Nigel Farage – The Ignorant

Posted on 25/11/2018

Farage is good on rhetoric: low on knowledge

Joining Forces to oppose Globalism

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After Gerard Batten, leader of UKIP, appointed Tommy Robinson as one of his advisers he came under immediate fire from former leader Nigel Farage who set in motion a move to oust him. Nigel Farage, by his reaction, laid bare his ignorance of Islamic ideology and gave cause to expose his poor leadership qualities which brought his former party to the point of bankruptcy.

On the issue of Islam, Farage needs to read more as he speaks from a position of virtual illiteracy. In fact, whilst he is entertaining with his rhetoric, he has little substance and knows actually very little about a lot of things he ought to know. He is credited with bringing about Brexit, but did so from a position of having no plan to bring it about. He ignored the Flexit Plan that had been formulated many years before simply because he did not understand it and it was more enjoyable and glamorous to score points off of despotic EU political figures.

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Fear of the Right

The fear of being labelled “Right Wing” needs to be boldly challenged. Its association with Fascism and Nazism is a long running lie as both Mussolini and Hitler were aligned with the Left. The policies of their respective political parties pushed for increased power through state control. This is a true mark of the Left since the Right seek small state.

Nigel Farage should know this and should be at the forefront of calling out one of the biggest deceptions of modern history. He does not because he does not understand and thus ducks for cover in fear of being tarnished as a racist and xenophobe and closet Nazi.

Pinning the acts of atrocious and murderous regimes has kept right wingers subdued while allowing the Left to work on initiating their next ‘genocide-waiting- to happen’.

Genocides of Socialism/ Communism

In case anyone has missed it. Deaths in the 20th Century score China’s Mao Tse Tung as the worst 100 – 160 million; Stalin’s USSR 60 million an Hitler’s Nazis at 6 million. These figures are estimates because no one bothered to count the exact numbers. These were the worst ones. There are many other examples of deadly socialism, but the Nazis were allocated to the Right because of their potent anti-Semitism even though there are plenty of examples of this in Left wing politics today.

Threat to the Establishment

No Racism Found

Nigel Farage is a part of the establishment like a rogue Thatcherite who has been a bit annoying.

By contrast, Tommy Robinson is a threat to the establishment. They fear him because he is switched on and highlights the corrupt abandonment of the country’s children to rape gangs and paedophilic predators. That is why they persecute him and wish him dead. No doubt they have such a dastardly plan ready to initiate and would have executed him were it not for the roving eye of current White House administration.

There is a hole in British politics – none of the main parties actually connect with people except for those who are manipulated and mind controlled by the media and the circuses of sport and TV soaps and scandals. Many people have become zombified. It has seen the emergence of the term ‘sheeple’ being used to describe the docility and lack of awareness; and the term Non-Player-Character (NPC) as label for those who aggressively protest to protect the status quo while thinking they are doing otherwise.

A Few of the Many Problems of Islam

  • Hundreds of Mosques – no other religion has expanded its influence
  • Sharia Law to replace British law in the long term
  • End of Free Speech
  • Threat to minorities (e.g. gays) and women
  • Wife beating allowed
  • Severe penalties for blasphemy and apostasy
  • Compelled Islamic religion taught in schools
  • Population conformity to Islamic way of life and culture
  • Rise in anti-Semitism
  • Elimination of non-‘children of the book’ religions and atheism
  • Constant social conflicts – Shiites and Sunnis are in a state of civil war

 

BRIEFING ON BREXIT

Posted on 03/11/2018

Tony Abbott
Former Australian Prime Minister

Former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, wrote an article in The Spectator magazine concerning the beleaguered Brexit issue. Sometimes, someone from the outside looking in can see things more clearly than those up to their necks in it. I agree with his observation that the vote for Brexit was a vote for self confidence in Britain’s belief in itself. Unfortunately, it seems that the British Government does not share that sort of confidence, It is a pity that they seemed too arrogant to heed the advice of an expert negotiator, Donald Trump. Instead they “”seem determined to broker a deal from a position of weakness.

The Spectator & Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott: How to save Brexit

It’s pretty hard for Britain’s friends, here in Australia, to make sense of the mess that’s being made of Brexit. The referendum result was perhaps the biggest-ever vote of confidence in the United Kingdom, its past and its future. But the British establishment doesn’t seem to share that confidence and instead looks desperate to cut a deal, even if that means staying under the rule of Brussels. Looking at this from abroad, it’s baffling: the country that did the most to bring democracy into the modern world might yet throw away the chance to take charge of its own destiny.

 

Let’s get one thing straight: a negotiation that you’re not prepared to walk away from is not a negotiation — it’s surrender. It’s all give and no get. When David Cameron tried to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership, he was sent packing because Brussels judged (rightly) that he’d never actually back leaving. And since then, Brussels has made no real concessions to Theresa May because it judges (rightly, it seems) that she’s desperate for whatever deal she can get.

 

The EU’s palpable desire to punish Britain for leaving vindicates the Brexit project. Its position, now, is that there’s only one ‘deal’ on offer, whereby the UK retains all of the burdens of EU membership but with no say in setting the rules. The EU seems to think that Britain will go along with this because it’s terrified of no deal. Or, to put it another way, terrified of the prospect of its own independence.

 

But even after two years of fear-mongering and vacillation, it’s not too late for robust leadership to deliver the Brexit that people voted for. It’s time for Britain to announce what it will do if the EU can’t make an acceptable offer by March 29 next year — and how it would handle no deal. Freed from EU rules, Britain would automatically revert to world trade, using rules agreed by the World Trade Organization. It works pretty well for Australia. So why on earth would it not work just as well for the world’s fifth-largest economy?

 

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CHIMES COMMENT by James Williams

I personally visited some 10,000 houses in Portsmouth during the 2016 referendum campaign. Of course, I did not meet every single person in every house, but I did meet quite a number and I can tell you that everyone I met seemed to be thinking pretty hard about what Brexit or no Brexit meant. My overwhelming opinion was that, these ‘ordinary people’ of Portsmouth were not stupid. Many were seriously concerned about what it all would come to. I thus totally reject the claim that one side was stupid or flippant. At the end of the day, it is these sort of people who carry the full brunt of things if and when wrong decisions are made. Unlike, some of the comfortable classes that do not have to worry so much about getting mugged if they happen to slip out at 9pm to get some cat food.

Historically people, like those that live in Portsmouth have been through wars both home and abroad and many of their ancestors did not survive.

Britain is set to leave the EU on 29th March 2019 with or without a deal, but Tony Abbott offered

5 points of advice in his article:

  1. Using rules agreed by the World Trade Organization, Britain set its own rules. As such, it can declare that it will not impose any tariff or quota on European produce and would recognise all EU product standards. That would mean there need to be no border controls for goods being imported from Europe.
  2. The UK should declare that Europeans already living here should have the right to remain permanently — and, of course, become British citizens if they wish.
  3. There should continue to be free movement of people from Europe into Britain — but for work, not welfare.
  4. No ‘divorce bill’ whatsoever should be paid to Brussels.
  5. There is no need on Britain’s part for a hard border with Ireland. Britain wouldn’t be imposing tariffs on European goods, so there’s no money to collect. Technology allows for smart borders, so that eliminates the need for a ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ arrangement. Also, Irish citizens retain the right to live and work in the UK in an agreement that long predates EU membership.

If the EU decides to get uppity about this kind of independence and try to punish the UK with tariffs, they are restricted by WTO rules that place caps on retaliatory action of 4-5%. Whatever they do, we have used to be a country that coped with threats and, we have a much larger ally across the pond that would be only too eager to a trade deal. In fact, Mr. Trump has already got one he ‘baked earlier’.

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