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Global Health System Failure – It’s Not What You Think

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Who do we turn to for reliable health information? That is one of the critical questions we need to ask now.

(Another is, when is it justified to suspend all civil rights, due process of law, and constitutional rule? Hint: never.)

What the media is telling us is that:

a) the coronavirus represents an extraordinary danger – though the figures say that claim is false: 11,000 deaths in three months from coronavirus vs 50,000 deaths PER DAY from hunger and obesity;

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b) mass quarantines, effectively mass house arrests, suspension of constitutional rights, especially freedom of assembly and freedom of travel, but also far more, along with draconian, authoritarian, police state measures, are necessary and justified – despite the extreme imprudence this represents, and despite the scientific evidence, which the Italian government has provided, which shows the coronavirus poses effectively ZERO THREAT FROM CONTAGION UNLESS YOU ARE VERY OLD OR ALREADY SICK.

Governments and media world-wide have glossed over the SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS PROVING MASS QUARANTINE AND POLICE STATE MEASURES ARE UNJUSTIFIED.

In such a situation of universal hysteria, when science and facts don’t matter, where can you turn for reliable information?

Can you trust the US government, for example, to tell the truth?

Remember the Iraq war, and the lies told to get us to accept it? The US government is most definitely not a reliable source of information.

Yet, the US government controls the purse strings of both the WHO and the CDC, effectively comtrolling these two “leading” world health “authorities”. Neither one, therefore, can be relied upon.

Furthermore, who controls the US government? Well, if you are five years old, you might say that the US is a democracy, so the people control the government. Adults might have a different answer.

The US government, like most governments and institutions in the world, have experienced what sociologists call “institutional capture”. Big Oil and fossil fuel giants, the big banks, arms manufacturers, agribusiness giants, chemical giants, biotech giants, along with Big Tech and the pharmaceutical industry, now have effective control over Washington – as is perfectly clear to the majority of people in the US and around the world.

Would the pharmaceutical industry lie? Is there a conflict of interest with Big Pharma controlling Washington, and in turn, controlling the WHO and CDC? Perhaps it is plausible?

What are we, two?

Six corporations control 80% of the major media world-wide.

Big business – Davos, Wall Street and the City of London, along with the military industrial complex, which US Republican President and Supreme Allied Forces  Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about, in his farewell address in 1961, and which has become the loyal servant and trained attack dog of the world’s plutocratic elite – has taken over the global economy and the financial system, the major international institutions, many if not most NGOs, a great percentage of academia,  the majority of world governments, and the major corporate and state media. (See Peter Phillips, Giants: The Global Power Elite)

Do we really think the roughly 400 global corporate power elite have no agenda other than the truth? They never lie? Maybe they’re interested in profits, perhaps?

People need to give their heads a shake. In the face of a slow motion global corporate coup, governments, ministrys of health, and health authorities, along with the major media, are no longer credible, neutral, or reliable.

They have all experienced institutional capture. They may tell the facts, or they may not. Doctors and nurses and Ministries of Health may be well-informed, or may themselves be manipulated and dangerously misled.

As to the current global coronavirus crisis, I have so far found only four reliable sources. That is rather staggering, even to me.

Not surprisingly, the WHO and CDC are not reliable sources of health information. Nor are governments or the major media. Institutional capture – the global corporate take-over, that is – has claimed them all, with only rare exceptions world-wide.

For reliable information on the coronavirus crisis, therefore, I would recommend the following sources, and only the following sources, for the time being:

GreenMedInfo

Trends Research

The Corbett Report

and my own research articles and essays, on my blog:

Writings of J. Todd Ring, on WordPress

Be well. Stay calm, and read on.

Dig for yourself. And question everything.

JTR,

March 24, 2020

 

Media Failure, Again

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2020 by jtoddring

 

Remember the Iraq War? Remember the lies that were passed off by the elite, and repeated by the media without question, without any fact-checking or investigation? Well, it’s happening again.

But every time we repeat the mistakes of history, the stakes get higher.

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On the eve of the US war against Iraq, the corporate and state media all lined up to dutifully play the role of echo chamber for the official narrative created by the Western elite: Saddam has WMDs, Saddam is linked to Al Qaeda, Saddam was behind 9/11 – all three points later being proven to be lies. 

The war on Iraq was always about the oil. But the people had to be lied to and manipulated into supporting the war. The media willingly complied.

None of the major media questioned the official narrative of ruling elites. None bothered to investigate or check the facts. The embarrassingly mistitled alternative media and independent media, with few exceptions, also lined up to repeat the official narrative of the new “War On Terrorism” – which was and is a global imperial war for oil and other resources, and a war on democracy and freedom at home and abroad.

And it is happening again. 

All the major media, state and corporate, spout the official narrative: the coronavirus is extraordinarily dangerous – contrary to the facts, which are: 11,000 deaths to date from coronavirus vs 50,000 deaths PER DAY from hunger and obesity; therefore, mass quarantine, effectively mass house arrests, suspension of basic civil rights and constitutional rule, and draconian/authoritarian/police state responses, are necessary and justified – again, contrary to both prudence, and also the facts, since the Italian government’s own study shows there is virtually zero risk of contagion unless you are either very old or already sick and immune compromised.

And not only have all the major state and corporate media lined up to unquestioningly repeat the official government and elite narrative, but so have virtually all the so-called alternative and independent media. This is appalling, as well as criminally negligent, complicitous, and extremely dangerous.

The real dangers are two: power-mongers (that is, fascists), and lies.

The major media, along with most of the alternative media, were, and are, complicit in mass murder during the war on Iraq, and the on-going wars across the Middle East. Now they are colluding and complicit with the full scale war on basic civil rights, freedom, democracy, and constitutional rule, and the instituting of a new global fascist police state.

Bravo.

I spent 35 years doing intensive research, study and analysis in politics, philosophy and world issues, and in the process collected some of the best sources and resources on the planet. Most of my best sources are failing now. That is deeply disturbing. 

Only a handful of sources are getting it right on the coronavirus event: Gerald Celente and Trends Journal, The Corbett Report, GreenMedInfo, and myself. Just four sources world-wide getting the story right, from what I have seen? That is deeply disturbing. I haven’t done a thorough survey or assessment of the alternative media, but what is clear and undeniable is that both the major media, and the so-called alternative media, are failing, again.

We need to be very thoughtful now, especially about our sources of news, information and analysis. Above all, we need to question everything, and everyone, and think for ourselves. Now more than ever.

JTR,

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Key Facts

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“Acting true to form as the US military-intelligence community propaganda agent it is, the Washington Post recently published an opinion piece asserting, “America Needs To Be on a War Footing.” In it, Danielle Allen asserts, “The appropriate analogy for this moment is Pearl Harbor… The country needs to transform to a war footing.”

With this invocation of Pearl Harbor, a representative of America’s warlords makes clear their objective to continue the assault on civil society initiated with the gross misrepresentations accompanying the events of Sept. 11, 2001. In 2000 many of the main players in President George W. Bush’s future war cabinet infamously invoked the image of Pearl Harbor as a trigger for war. In a notorious report, the neocon members of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) helped chart out the road to 9/11 by conjuring up the need for a Pearl Harbor-like event. Such an event was declared necessary in order to mobilize US popular support for invasive warfare abroad, police state and surveillance state interventions at home.     

….In the last 3 months 13 million people died worldwide of various ailments. We are told by official sources that just over 11,000 of these 13,000,000 deaths are due to coronavirus.”

If governments were seriously concerned with public health, the trillions of dollars a year given to the military-industrial-security complex (over $1 trillion a year), Big Oil subsidies ($5 trillion a year) and banker bailouts ($17 trillion since 2007, and rising) would instead be spent to eliminate poverty and hunger, and educate people on healthy diets – the number two and number one causes of death world-wide, resulting in more than 50,000 deaths per day.

11,000 deaths from coronavirus in three months represents a sliver of that daily death toll. Clearly, this is not about public health. This is about power. This is about control. A five year old could figure this out.

These are the clear facts, for those who might be interested in such a passe thing as, “reality”.

Time to wake the people.

The danger is real, but the people are afraid of the wrong things.

JTR,

March 24, 2020

See, Barbara Honegger, Here We Go Again: 9/11, Coronavirus, and Another ‘New Pearl Harbor’, American Herald Tribune, March 23, 2020

The Corbett Report, Medical Marshall Law

Gerald Celente, Trends Journal, March 17, 2020: Coronavirus hysteria, fascism, and economic collapse

 

 

Essential Reading: A Very Short List

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2020 by jtoddring
Here is a short letter (email) I just sent to a few friends. It has a very short list of a few of the books I would consider essential reading. (I’m still working through some of them, while reading others as well.)
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With these few books, an excellent understanding of the world will crystalize. Enjoy. Happy reading, and happy digging.
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JTR,
March 24, 2020
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Hi folks,
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I heard Morris Berman interviewed on the excellent geopolitics & Empire podcast recently. His book, Dark Ages America, along with David Sirota’s Uprising, Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Wolf’s The End of America, John Pilger’s The New Rulers of the World, John Perkins’ A Game As Old As Empire, and The New Confessions Of An Economic Hitman, David C. Korten’s Great Turning, Chomsky’s Necessary Illusions (and more), Vandana Shiva’s Earth Democracy, Murray Bookchin’s The Ecology of Freedom, Maude Barlow’s Global Showdown, Joanna Macy’s World As Lover, World As Self, among other works of major importance – my own first two books included, Enlightened Democracy, and The People vs The Elite, I would humbly submit – looks like a true must-read.
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Peace, love,
And eternal vigilance.
It ain’t over ’till it’s over.
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Todd
(JTR)
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J. Todd Ring on WordPress, Blogger, Amazon, Barnes&Noble
@prajnaseek on Twitter
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https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-ages-america-morris-berman/1100622604?ean=9780393078312
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-ages-america-morris-berman/1100622604

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*** My apologies again for the strange formatting, with stars….WordPress gets quirky sometimes and won’t let me format to have spaces between paragraphs, for some reason. Very annoying….
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