The patriot paradox

Globalism is out. Nationalism is in. Progressives who think they can jump aboard are dangerously naive by Jeremy Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea professor of history and director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University. His latest books are Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O Hirschman (2013) and the co-authored Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (4th ed, 2014). Edited by Sam Haselby It’s hard to remember that, a generation ago, pundits, bankers and scholars formed a loud chorus declaring the nation obsolete. Flows of capital, ideas and goods ushered in a global age with new metaphors and a new narrative of globalisation, movement … Continue reading The patriot paradox

PANDEMIC: FOLLOW THE REAL MONEY, THE UNTHINKABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY

by Jon Rappoport, Guest Waking Times For the past year, I’ve been demonstrating that every major scientific assertion about the so-called pandemic is a lie. This article is about something else. The money. Money that makes the bailout/stimulus sums look like chump change. Money that makes Bill Gates look like a guy on welfare scraping by. To understand my line of approach here, you have to understand that people are conditioned, in many ways, to accept modern medical care. One successful method of conditioning: a whole nation is invaded by medical propaganda and medical treatment, during a purported crisis. The bottom … Continue reading PANDEMIC: FOLLOW THE REAL MONEY, THE UNTHINKABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY

The myths that hint at past disaster

10th May 2021Myths and fables passed down over thousands of years are full of fantastic creatures and warring gods. But they also might contain evidence of environmental disasters of the past. By Mark Piesing For those affected, it could seem like the end of the world. Residents of Stinson Beach, a popular tourist destination near San Francisco, are coming to terms with studies that show large parts of their neighbourhood will be under a foot of water in less than 20 years. The affluent are able to build homes on raised foundations and afford expensive sea defences that will hold the … Continue reading The myths that hint at past disaster

The misinformation virus

Lies and distortions don’t just afflict the ignorant. The more you know, the more vulnerable you can be to infection by Elitsa Dermendzhiyska is a science writer and social entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology, research and mental health. She is the editor of the mental health anthology What Doesn’t Kill You: 15 Stories of Survival (2020). She lives in London. Edited by Marina Benjamin There’s a new virus in town and it’s not fooling around. You can catch it through face-to-face contact or digitally – that is, via a human or bot. Few of us possess immunity, some are even willing … Continue reading The misinformation virus

Growing Pains: Why Covid’s Disruptions Take a Heavy Toll on Teens

For adolescents, friends and social connection — both rare during the pandemic — are key for healthy development. BY MELINDA WENNER MOYER FOR 16-YEAR-OLD Zuri Arreola, life today differs in almost every way since the Covid-19 pandemic began more than a year ago. Last year, she was a gregarious high school sophomore, passionate about acting and dancing. Today, Arreola rarely if ever sees her friends and has no time for hobbies. “I was so social, and now I feel so — I don’t know, introverted, awkward,” she says. Her public school in Los Angeles has been remote since last March. The online … Continue reading Growing Pains: Why Covid’s Disruptions Take a Heavy Toll on Teens

The global future is looking dark and stormy

A new 20-year-forecast for the world: increasingly fragmented and turbulent. by Bryan Walsh, author of Future The big picture: A major report put out this week by the National Intelligence Council reflects a present rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. How the next two decades will unfold depends largely on whether new technologies will ultimately unite us — or continue to divide us. Driving the news: Many, if not most, of those trends identified in the new report from the U.S. government are trending negative. “Shared global challenges — including climate change, disease, financial crises, and technology disruptions — are likely to manifest more frequently and … Continue reading The global future is looking dark and stormy

WHY THE PUSH IS ON TO MAKE PANDEMIC LIFE ‘PERMANENT’

Tom Mullen, FEE Waking Times One year after Americans were ordered to close down society for “two weeks to flatten the curve,” Bloomberg columnist Andreas Kluth warned, “We Must Start Planning for a Permanent Pandemic.” Because new variants of SARS-COV-2 are impervious to existing vaccines, says Kluth, and pharmaceutical companies will never be able to develop new vaccines fast enough to keep up, we will never be able to get “back to normal.” “Get back to normal” means recovering the relative liberty we had in our already overregulated, pre-Covid lives. This is just the latest in a long series of crises that always seem … Continue reading WHY THE PUSH IS ON TO MAKE PANDEMIC LIFE ‘PERMANENT’

AFTER A YEAR UNDER LOCKDOWN, WILL OUR FREEDOMS SURVIVE THE TYRANNY OF COVID-19?

John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Waking Times “The remedy is worse than the disease.”—Francis Bacon One way or another, the majority of Americans will survive COVID-19. It remains to be seen, however, whether our freedoms will survive the tyranny of the government’s heavy-handed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, now that the government has gotten a taste for flexing its police state powers by way of a bevy of lockdowns, mandates, restrictions, contact tracing programs, heightened surveillance, censorship, overcriminalization, etc., we may all be long-haulers, suffering under the weight of long-term COVID-19 afflictions. Instead of dealing with the headaches, fatigue and neurological aftereffects of … Continue reading AFTER A YEAR UNDER LOCKDOWN, WILL OUR FREEDOMS SURVIVE THE TYRANNY OF COVID-19?

The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands

Rejection of mainstream science and medicine has become a key feature of the political right in the United States and, increasingly, around the world By Peter J. Hotez  Antiscience has emerged as a dominant and highly lethal force, and one that threatens global security, as much as do terrorism and nuclear proliferation. We must mount a counteroffensive and build new infrastructure to combat antiscience, just as we have for these other more widely recognized and established threats. Antiscience is the rejection of mainstream scientific views and methods or their replacement with unproven or deliberately misleading theories, often for nefarious and … Continue reading The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands

We’re Hurtling Toward Global Suicide

Why we must do everything differently to ensure the planet’s survival by Ben Ehrenreich On January 13, one week before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the forty-sixth president of the United States and seven long days after the storming of the Capitol by an armed right-wing mob, it was easy enough to miss an article published in the journal Frontiers in Conservation Science, despite its eye-catching title: “Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future.” The headline was itself a train wreck: six dully innocuous words piling up in front of a modifier more suitable to a 1950s horror comic than a … Continue reading We’re Hurtling Toward Global Suicide