The Road to Totalitarianism

People can tell themselves that they didn’t see where things have been heading for the last 17 months, but they did. They saw all the signs along the way. The signs were all written in big, bold letters, some of them in scary-looking Germanic script. They read …

“THIS IS THE ROAD TO TOTALITARIANISM.”

I’m not going to show you all those signs out again. People like me have been pointing them out, and reading them out loud, for 17 months now. Anyone who knows anything about the history of totalitarianism, how it incrementally transforms society into a monstrous mirror image of itself, has known since the beginning what the “New Normal” is, and we have been shouting from the rooftops about it.

We have watched as the New Normal transformed our societies into paranoid, pathologized, authoritarian dystopias where people now have to show their “papers” to see a movie or get a cup of coffee and publicly display their ideological conformity to enter a supermarket and buy their groceries.

We have watched as the New Normal transformed the majority of the masses into hate-drunk, hysterical mobs that are openly persecuting “the Unvaccinated,” the official “Untermenschen” of the New Normal ideology.

We have watched as the New Normal has done precisely what every totalitarian movement in history has done before it, right by the numbers. We pointed all this out, each step of the way. I’m not going to reiterate all that again.

I am, however, going to document where we are at the moment, and how we got here … for the record, so that the people who will tell you later that they “had no clue where the trains were going” will understand why we no longer trust them, and why we regard them as cowards and collaborators, or worse.

Yes, that’s harsh, but this is not a game. It isn’t a difference of opinion. The global-capitalist ruling establishment is implementing a new, more openly totalitarian structure of society and method of rule. They are revoking our constitutional and human rights, transferring power out of sovereign governments and democratic institutions into unaccountable global entities that have no allegiance to any nation or its people.

That is what is happening … right now. It isn’t a TV show. It’s actually happening.

The time for people to “wake up” is over. At this point, you either join the fight to preserve what is left of those rights, and that sovereignty, or you surrender to the “New Normal,” to global-capitalist totalitarianism. I couldn’t care less what you believe about the virus, or its mutant variants, or the experimental “vaccines.” This isn’t an abstract argument over “the science.” It is a fight … a political, ideological fight. On one side is democracy, on the other is totalitarianism. Pick a fucking side, and live with it.

Anyway, here’s where we are at the moment, and how we got here, just the broad strokes.

It’s August 2021, and Germany has officially banned demonstrations against the “New Normal” official ideology. Other public assemblies, like the Christopher Street Day demo (pictured below), one week ago, are still allowed. The outlawing of political opposition is a classic hallmark of totalitarian systems. It’s also a classic move by the German authorities, which will give them the pretext they need to unleash the New Normal goon squads on the demonstrators tomorrow.

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In Australia, the military has been deployed to enforce total compliance with government decrees … lockdowns, mandatory public obedience rituals, etc. In other words, it is de facto martial law. This is another classic hallmark of totalitarian systems.

In France, restaurant and other business owners who serve “the Unvaccinated” will now be imprisoned, as will, of course, “the Unvaccinated.” The scapegoating, demonizing, and segregating of “the Unvaccinated” is happening in countries all over the world. France is just an extreme example. The scapegoating, dehumanizing, and segregating of minorities — particularly the regime’s political opponents — is another classic hallmark of totalitarian systems.

In the UK, Italy, Greece, and numerous other countries throughout the world, this pseudo-medical social-segregation system is also being introduced, in order to divide societies into “good people” (i.e., compliant) and “bad” (i.e., non-compliant). The “good people” are being given license and encouraged by the authorities and the corporate media to unleash their rage on the “the Unvaccinated,” to demand our segregation in internment camps, to openly threaten to viciously murder us. This is also a hallmark of totalitarian systems.

And that, my friends, is where we are.

We didn’t get here overnight. Here are just a few of the unmistakable signs along the road to totalitarianism that I have pointed out over the last 17 months.

June 2020 … The New (Pathologized) Totalitarianism.

August 2020 … The Invasion of the New Normals.

October 2020 … The Covidian Cult.

November 2020 … The Germans Are Back!

March 2021 … The New Normal (Phase 2).

March 2021 … The “Unvaccinated” Question.

May 2021 … The Criminalization of Dissent.

June 2021 … Manufacturing New Normal “Reality.

And now, here we are, where we have been heading all along, clearly, unmistakably heading … directly into The Approaching Storm, or possibly global civil war. This isn’t the end of the road to totalitarianism, but I’m pretty sure we are in the home stretch. It feels like things are about to get ugly. Very ugly. Extremely ugly. Those of us who are fighting to preserve our rights, and some basic semblance of democracy, are outnumbered, but we haven’t had our final say yet … and there are millions of us, and we are wide awake.

So pick a side, if you haven’t already. But, before you do, maybe look back at the history of totalitarian systems, which, for some reason, never seem to work out for the totalitarians, at least not in the long run. I’m not a professional philosopher or anything, but I suspect that might have something to do with some people’s inextinguishable desire for freedom, and our willingness to fight for it, sometimes to the death.

This kind of feels like one of those times.

Sorry for going all “Braveheart” on you, but I’m psyching myself up to go get the snot beat out of me by the New Normal goon squads tomorrow, so I’m a little … you know, overly emotional.

Seriously, though, pick a side … now … or a side will be picked for you.

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CJ Hopkins
July 31, 2021
Photos: Auschwitz: public domain, Christopher Street Day demo: Der Tagesspiegel

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115 thoughts on “The Road to Totalitarianism

    1. You’ve got that right about the hate drunk indoctrinated masses turning on the unvaccinated.
      Makes the irony all the more poignant.
      We refuse to be jabbed, they get sick and die.
      We tried to warn them.
      I’m sure you are aware of stateofthenation.co
      65% truth with a few fringe nutters and religionists to look out for
      Better than the 20% truth and 80% bullshit propaganda from the Mainstream.

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    2. .
      With a central bankster’s economic and political monopoly, the UN as a shadow govt.Equals totalitarian.

      So CJ my advise would be don’t pick a side.
      They rule as we let them . They rule using mind control( media) fear and ignorance along with divide and conquer techniques.

      And since our inner state creates our collective world the fear( from media terror campaign ) manifested fascism, by being a victim of a covid19 psyop through our neg thoughts and feelings( fear) we are helping co-create a world .
      We(the fearful)unknowingly helped create this fascism by being possessed by a thoughtforn( covid19), there are more people than police and it is only by our fear, inattention,our cooperation and compliance this govt fascism has happened.
      The central banking cabal you call “globalists”( a political and economic monopoly) have always had a totalitarian system. Record numbers of people understand this and have seen the dogma ( like the “democracy”). There has never been any sovereignty in the bankster’s corporations( govts).
      Unless you truly know yourself there is no sovereignty/freedom. They want a civil war they want chaos they want you to fight and kill each other!
      It is time for an inner revolution, a movement from the fear to love.
      “There is nothing to fear but fear itself”
      Dont live on your knees( in fear) or assume a neg outcome as you are focusing your attention( thoughts, feelings, beliefs) on it unwittingly totally co-creating it.
      The Germans were just captivated by a thoughtform, let us not be captivated by one.The polls and news are just lies, the media do not speak for all the people they have hypnotized many( like the chickens you see on a magicians stage)under the acting like chicken on the stage of life the human beings are still there. If you are strong and true as we are all connected so even through that can you help raise their frequency.Pay attention to the positive in your life
      Action and words coming from centered present moment awareness not fear.
      Let us continue to not believe any of the the media propaganda that is amplifying the insanity creating a wold that is based on an unreality, delusional.
      As witnesses let us see the insanity that they are unable to see as they are clearly insane.

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  1. I am sorry to hear what sounds to me like a hint of despair and a healthy dose of good old fashioned indignation and anger.
    Please, keep up the good work. It is heartening to hear your voice in the wilderness.

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  2. I have found your writing valuable, even when I disagreed with you (more focus on the past tense). I often thought you “went too far” by dredging up comparisons between the New Normal and Nazi Germany. But throughout my life, I’ve found that people who “go too far” in their political observations have turned out to be right. So I’ve continued to read your pieces with an open mind, even when they made me uncomfortable. And now we’re seeing places in the world where Covid is being militarized, and there’s talk of cutting the unvaccinated off from social services and health care benefits. Considering that the unvaccinated are seen by liberals as being right-wing, it’s no longer a stretch to see this as genocidal. This isn’t really about judging people’s choices in their medical care… The vaccine issue has become a back-door to wiping conservatives out of society, even at gunpoint, even by letting them die or through segregation.

    I’m a leftist of the Marxist bent, and I see the value of having Covid vaccines. In “Old Normal” times I would be encouraging people to get vaccinated if they can, but drawing the line at “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” It’s a debate worth having, but this is no longer a debate — was it ever? Now I’m forced to defend the unvaccinated but because what’s happening to them is beyond morally abhorrent. This will not end well for anyone, regardless of their political orientation.

    I once thought your Nazi references were unnecessarily inflamatory, since this isn’t exactly like armbands, jackboots, and “heil” salutes to a cult-like leader. But then I thought, what exactly is fascism supposed to look like? Nobody in Germany or Italy in 1930 could have predicted what would become of their countries by the end of the decade. Nobody had seen anything like the fascists before, even though Hitler and Mussolini weren’t the first genocidal authoritarians. The next time fascism comes, it won’t come on the heels of a predictable or traditional issue, it won’t come with notice, and it won’t look like anything we’ve seen before. By the time the world realizes what’s happened, it will be too late.

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    1. You seem to be assured that the vaccines are actual vaccines, designed and distributed to help people’s, and humankind’s, health and welness.

      It must not be like that by necessity though, there could be other realities. The vaccines could be “vaccines”. The whole COVID could have been unleashed free of where it was kept to set in motion a series of events leading to inoculating most of the world’s populace with these substances, the “vaccines”, …

      And of course, evil’s first mark is asusteness. So, it won’t wear the same clothes, and face, it wore in the past, when it comes again.

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  3. History has shown that no marxist is immune from marxist intolerance and marxist genocide, under a marxist regime. Those who espouse marxist ideology, the destruction of the family unit and empowerment of the state over the individual, deserve no sympathy when these scum are llater “cancelled” or genocided. Let those with this suicidal (socialist) mindset die alone in the hell of their own making as they so richly desreve.

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  4. JFC! I just heard Ted Rall (the usually lefty rad cartoonist) join the club for vaccine enforcers. He was on Sputnik, “The Critical Hour” with Wilmer Leon who is also completely with the “Vax or else!” crowd. Leon’s show has had the same D.C. doctors on several times a week for the last 2 years touting the government line perfectly and consistently. How can these “educated” lefty talking heads be so goddamned blind to what is truly going on and be so totally ignorant (or afraid to ever say the “I” word)—Ivermectin? Parallel but out-of-synch universes at work here. People plain losing their shit!
    I’m much to old to believe in heroes, especially in these times, but the number of people I can even consistently respect is ever-diminishing—and FAST! They’re all folding like a cheap umbrella and panicking.

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    1. Why do you still read Ted Rall?
      I mean, it takes reading anything by him for at most 3 times, to know he’s the average “intellectual” enamoured by any boot worn by the ruling élite (of course, without knowing it, and fancying themselves as rebels, on the weaker side fighting power, and so forth).

      Plenty of them, everywhere. I advice you to be pickier in what you read.

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  5. Its no longer necessary to examine how the Nazi’s came to power then blamed their national problems on a group of their fellow citizens then the ultimate implementation of a final solution to secure their own hegemony.

    We are witnessing it in “real time”, only this time it’s global.

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  6. It’s called “gleichschaltung”

    Worked like a charm.

    We had to cross the ocean for the second time to go fix it or the world would be speaking in german.

    Who’s gonna cross the ocean to save us?

    Cause we don’t seem to be willing to do it.

    And there’s only one way to do it.

    The same way it was done and ended in 1945.

    It’s the same ideology.

    It’s the same MO.

    It’s the same kind of people doing it and the same kind of sheeple letting them get away with it.

    And they are even rabid Jew-haters, to boot. Irony . . .

    And also white haters, and men haters and heterosexual haters and decency haters and normal haters and America haters.

    They hate humans.

    Maybe they are not actually humans . . .

    But all other things aside: we either stop them or sooner or later they will put the rest of us on the trains.

    The speed we are adopting gleichschaltung at, is staggering.

    It’s only been 76 years since we ended WW2.

    It’s only been 245 years since the Founding Fathers created the greatest and most glorious ever Constitutional Republic.

    And a few poisonous maggots now decide that we are going to be nazis?

    Really?!

    I say we treat them like we treated the Axis powers in the 40s.

    Ask the ghost of Yamamoto still rotting in the jungle where our P-38s cancelled his behind.

    This is still us. US.

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  7. […] “The global-capitalist ruling establishment is implementing a new, more openly totalitarian structure of society and method of rule. They are revoking our constitutional and human rights, transferring power out of sovereign governments and democratic institutions into unaccountable global entities that have no allegiance to any nation or its people. That is what is happening … right now. It isn’t a TV show. It’s actually happening.” The Road to Totalitarianism https://consentfactory.org/2021/07/31/the-road-to-totalitarianism/ […]

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  8. A couple of days ago I forwarded this article to my brother, a member of the professional class who is of recently voluntarily injected with that dubious garbage peddled everywhere. His response may illuminate the perspective of a section of the population, so I’ll quote it : … In my translation:

    “I read the whole text, somewhat haphazardly.
    There’s something in it that’s valid, and there’s also something that strikes me as unconvincing.
    The basis of a totalitarian society is fear. What’s interesting for the current moment is that
    A) The governments in most states use the covid19 as a tool for sowing fear, and it’s evident that certain “measures” that have been adopted are similar or very close to what would happen in a totalitarian system,
    and, what is also evident,
    B) Those who negate the existence of covid19, and the opponents of the vaccines and the said state measures, also use the method of sowing fear. Their narrative is basically what’s said in this article, or similar to it.”

    Generally, wherever you turn, you face a fear-inducing narrative, so that everyone is prone to adopt one kind of it or another.
    No one is left indifferent.”

    So, I see both sides as NOT mutually opposed in their intents and aims, but as two faces of one same tendency toward totalitarianism, regardless whether it is a conscious or unconscious one.”

    For me, the negating of the necessity of the measures, the vaccines and so
    on, is another way of limiting the freedoms of belief and action. Imagine a hypothetical inverse situation where vaccines are being sold on the black market, people are being arrested for mask wearing, and the denial of covid is mainstream. What do you think?”

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    1. This is an interesting response/reframing of the issue, but it ultimately falls flat, as it mostly operates in hypotheticals/what-if scenarios. What your brother argues in point B is simply not the reality of the situation. Sure, you COULD stretch reality in such a way that those on that side of the debate are also using fear (I’m sure that does happen, and I certainly have seen some fear-mongering going around), but the reality is that the vast majority of people on this side simply have concerns about the proportionality of the measures that have been globally implemented to fight covid. I think that reducing this issue to “both sides are using fear” is just a lazy, devil’s advocate way of not actually dealing/addressing the underlying issues.

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  9. As long as the market rises or doesn’t crash, ditto the dollar, there will be ongoing mission creep. The border’s a sieve where the xx thousands of Dem-beholden migrants get transported to red states. Agencies like the CDC make laws, issue orders without fear of reprisals from the Republicans or the media, which are left-wing propagandists. Even the once diamond of govt, the military, has been tainted by their wokeness. If they can prolong this exaggerated fear of covid they may effect another election outcome that could keep them in power.

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  10. https://corona-ausschuss.de/

    Go there. Watch the sessions if you have not. For non-German speakers, many interviews are in English, and many sessions have also been translated in their entirity.

    They have created and discuss the Corona Hoax with a variety of leading virologists, attorneys, social psychologists, and others, and they are doing taking legal action around the world.

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  11. America > Amerika
    Americans > Amerikans

    What kind of people, having destroyed any form of religion or spirituality within, consumed with rage by their own mortality, burns everything to the ground on their way out?

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  12. Hmm CJ isn’t telling people to pick a side ( us vs them)suggesting the exact same divide and conquer strategy of the State.
    Those in the GMO trial and those not is yet just another divisive political meme.
    The central banking cabal’s media has polarized people with the multiple divide and conquer memes, created a divisive unreality and I do not think we should believe it. The matrix has you.

    The psychomedia and its long history of Public Mind Control.

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    1. So CJ my advise would be don’t pick a side.
      They rule as we let them . They rule using mind control( media) fear and ignorance along with divide and conquer techniques.
      And since our inner state creates our collective world the fear( from media terror campaign ) manifested fascism, by being a victim of a covid19 psyop through our neg thoughts and feelings( fear) we are helping co-create a world .
      We(the fearful)unknowingly helped create this fascism by being possessed by a thoughtforn( covid19), there are more people than police and it is only by our fear, inattention,our cooperation and compliance this govt fascism has happened.
      The central banking cabal you call “globalists”( a political and economic monopoly) have always had a totalitarian system. Record numbers of people understand this and have seen the dogma ( like the “democracy”). There has never been any sovereignty in the bankster’s corporations( govts).
      Unless you truly know yourself there is no sovereignty/freedom. They want a civil war they want chaos they want you to fight and kill each other!
      It is time for an inner revolution, a movement from the fear to love.
      “There is nothing to fear but fear itself”
      Dont live on your knees( in fear) or assume a neg outcome as you are focusing your attention( thoughts, feelings, beliefs) on it unwittingly totally co-creating it.
      The Germans were just captivated by a thoughtform, let us not be captivated by one.The polls and news are just lies, the media do not speak for all the people they have hypnotized many( like the chickens you see on a magicians stage)under the acting like chicken on the stage of life the human beings are still there. If you are strong and true as we are all connected so even through that can you help raise their frequency.Pay attention to the positive in your life
      Action and words coming from centered present moment awareness not fear.
      Let us continue to not believe any of the the media propaganda that is amplifying the insanity creating a wold that is based on an unreality, delusional.
      As witnesses let us see the insanity that they are unable to see as they are clearly insane.

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  13. You, Mr. Hopkins, may be right in your despisal of the “intelligent and educated” who feel licking the shoesoles of the most powerful is the calling of choice of their whole life.

    But as for the common folk, you don’t despise them less than do the most powerful, now the globalist élite. If you didn’t, you’d try to put into your equation their nature, and needs.
    You wouldn’t blind yourself from browsing common Internet forums, crowded with regular people.
    See, the awe and dread they have for truth, is the awe and dread they have for liberty: and because there is no limit to the awe and dread they have for those, there’s no limit to their pining for authorities to instruct, and drive them, and make their choices for them, and keep them safe, from truth, as well as liberty and the torment of having to use agency — which is, completely, against their social-animal nature.
    It is due to this nature that, when they are bombarded by the Unified Western media with an untruth, they feel so relieved, by any doubt, and not suspicious of how come everyone is saying the same thing at the same time to them.
    When a party of the élite has gained full control, and things are totalitarian, and there’s no arguments about things, thus no choices to make, they rejoice, over their feel of liberation from a horrenduous task, that of self-determination, which is completely against their social-creature nature.

    And you will see all of that, and accept it, soon as you free yourself from the will to challenge, and lock horns, with the “élite”.

    The élite you so much hope to see fail, are the masses’ employees: not directly by the masses, but by the masses’ awe and dread of what is said above.

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  14. If you really must pick a side then pick the side of love not fear.
    Sanity not insanity.
    Want a revolution?
    Have an inner one.
    Our inner state (thoughts and feelings) co create the world.

    Would you make enemies out of people that have no ability to access reason or critical thought as their brains are shut down by fear/trauma from psyop covID1?.
    Brainwashed media hypnotized fearful traumatized mind programmed enemies??? These people are ( fearful)human beings are under a spell, mastered by their conditioning( ego minds).

    The UN’s always been the shadow govt .
    In the central banking economic and political monopoly (with presidents that have always been selected and appointed not elected) democracy in politics is but a dogma (used to get people voting for the govt that always gets in).
    You are right in drawing the similarity of the time when a nation of people got taken over( possessed) by ( fear). And so normal people did not question, cooperated or went along with allowing govt to behave criminally( with oppression and fascism).

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  15. […] This process (or this negotiation, if you will) is never-ending, and there is no escape from it. Pretending that it isn’t happening — that we are not creating “reality” together with every choice we make — is childish, and is particularly dangerous at a time like this, when a new form of totalitarianism is being rolled out all across the world. […]

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  16. […] Dieser Prozess (oder diese Verhandlung, wenn Sie so wollen) ist endlos, und es gibt kein Entrinnen aus ihm. So zu tun, als ob er nicht stattfände – als ob wir nicht mit jeder Entscheidung, die wir treffen, gemeinsam die „Realität“ erschaffen – ist kindisch und besonders gefährlich in einer Zeit wie dieser, in der eine neue Form des Totalitarismus auf der ganzen Welt ausgerollt wird. […]

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  17. […] This process (or this negotiation, if you will) is never-ending, and there is no escape from it. Pretending that it isn’t happening — that we are not creating “reality” together with every choice we make — is childish, and is particularly dangerous at a time like this, when a new form of totalitarianism is being rolled out all across the world. […]

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  18. […] This process (or this negotiation, if you will) is never-ending, and there is no escape from it. Pretending that it isn’t happening — that we are not creating “reality” together with every choice we make — is childish, and is particularly dangerous at a time like this, when a new form of totalitarianism is being rolled out all across the world. […]

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  19. […] This process (or this negotiation, if you will) is never-ending, and there is no escape from it. Pretending that it isn’t happening — that we are not creating “reality” together with every choice we make — is childish, and is particularly dangerous at a time like this, when a new form of totalitarianism is being rolled out all across the world. […]

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  20. This is Royalist tyranny, not that anyone cares or can believe it and regard soft drink taxes as a weightier issue than the Old Money families in league with the Crown through its sponsorship of The Pilgrims Society, history’s most powerful influence network which maintains an impossibly low profile. David Rockefeller was a member for decades and this is the only group he was a member of which he never mentioned anywhere. The Royals want serfs wearing face muzzles. The run the UK, the USA, the Commonwealth and have huge influence in NATO nations. John R. Drexel IV, descended from the mentor of the original JP Morgan Sr. is on the executive committee and his wife Jacqueline, also a member, is of the same Astor family as JJ Astor, “the landlord of New York” and the main domestic power in the second United States Bank. The great Money Powers of the world—led by the Windsors—not news nor the fact that many are heirs of the Chinese opium business which had tens of millions of addicts in the 1800s and were forced to pay in silver.

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  21. I’m an Australian, and a professional cultural historian. I am very worried about what’s going on here (and elsewhere), although Australia of course regards itself as ‘exceptional’. I’ve been critical of the handling of the virus for as long as you have, but I appear to be in the minority; people here, even those under constant lockdown, in Melbourne for instance, just don’t see it. They seem to think if they conform (the four Cs: coercion, control, conformity, compliance), it’ll all go away. By the time they wake up, if they do, it’ll be too late. Brisbane, as usual, is smugly complacent and having a nice time basking in the sun. So Australia, mostly strongly united as a nation, is, and will be, experiencing unaccustomed division. Probably the rest of the world–if they could be bothered–will rejoice. I haven’t been vaccinated by the way; I’m a conscientious objector and, no doubt, will pay the price.

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