11/10/19

Half Way There – A Vancouverite Baby Boomer’s Almanac

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

The Serenity Prayer – Reinhold Niebuhr

Chapter One

Since I’m perhaps nearing my end I thought I’d start at the beginning.

Some of the oldest human relics that have ever been found were fertility figurines carved from stones over fifty-thousand years ago. They depicted women with a figure of big bum, big belly and breasts. Not understanding yet that sex produces children, the men were no doubt in awe of what a woman could do that they could not. Women on the other hand were attracted to men who were confident, athletic, brave, a good provider, respected among the tribe, and handsome, with nice eyes. This was because women were selective as to which sperm they wanted, and because such men protected and provided for them. Thus, in nature and in human tribal cultures untouched by modern western ideology, males predominately do the wooing. There’s a perfectly logical reason for this, eggs are more valuable than the dime a dozen sperm. Most females are limited by how many eggs they have at birth, while males are only limited by the numbers of females they can have sex with. For example, for some women today, a pregnancy can simply be a too costly and time consuming responsibility to take on, especially if one is single, and if a decision is made to become pregnant, she at least should be selective as to whose sperm she wants, whether the survival of the species depends on it or not, unlike a Bonobo chimpanzee.

The Bonobo, kin to the other chimpanzees who lived on the other side of the river as it were, spend much of their time fondling, rubbing, and engaging in intercourse. Primatologist Frans de Waal described the difference between chimpanzees and bonobos as being, “Chimps use violence to get sex, while bonobos use sex to avoid violence.”

After studying them for years, Vanessa Woods describes the bonobo’s world as being where all your relatives “think sex is like a handshake”. And if left alone, they live high quality, nearly stress-free lives. Their world is one where everyone takes care of each other, especially the young, and where both males and females, share the babysitting duties, and don’t necessarily care who the father was. When having sex they cuddle, kiss, hold hands and gaze into one another’s eyes, perhaps even fluttering their eye lashes. While jealousy, is considered an ugly trait. Even before eating, instead of prayers, they all have a quickie before sitting down and empathically passing the food around smiling at each other. Then afterwards no doubt all take a nap. I would.

It’s perhaps not so surprising that for bonobos, chimps, humans and dolphins, all of whom might be the smartest of all mammals, promiscuity is the norm. Regardless, because whether by love, lust or instinct, when a male animal and a female animal have sex and do not use protection, there is a good chance a baby may be conceived.

In early 1958, somewhere in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, my father’s performance reached its crescendo when the floodgates were thrown aside allowing nearly one hundred million sperm cells, the smallest cells in a human, to be ejected as semen, along with a part of his soul, and perhaps a quick pang of sadness that so often happens. Similar perhaps to how the vast majority of women have feelings of sadness or the “baby blues” after giving birth because maybe it’s that feeling that a human that grew inside her belly is now gone. In the there and then, the race was on, as the frantic sperm started swimming like crack addicted tadpoles, bobbing and weaving forward, with their long tails flowing behind. Others undoubtedly swam around like chickens with their heads cut off. Each one affected, or not, by how stressed out the father was, which could impact their future behaviour, just as a mother’s stress at fertilization can affect the egg.

Within five minutes, the hardier sperm made their way from my mother’s vagina, through to her cervix where, because it had been a couple of weeks since her last period, she happened to be ovulating. So her body had made the mucus in her cervix become more fluid and more elastic, allowing the sperm to pass through like going through a slippy-slide, and enter the uterus even more rapidly, as they wiggled their way forward in a mad frenzy bouncing off the walls and each other.

In the 17th century, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, was the first to observe sperm in action using a microscope. He called them “animalcules” or little animals, because of his belief that each sperm contained a fully formed but very tiny human being.

Once past the uterus, the horde of sperm still left dwindled dramatically. Similar perhaps to animal kingdoms, and early human tribes, where the weak, lost and stupid are usually the first to go – the survival of the fittest for the survival of the species.

Of the millions, perhaps only a very few were left to swim into the funnel-shaped ends of two Fallopian tubes. Door number one was a dead end, while behind door number two an egg (ovum) my mother’s ovaries had released, lay in wait. The largest cell in a human body, the egg, can be fertilized for twelve to twenty-four hours after it is released. It then makes its way down the Fallopian tube where it waits for a sperm to come walking through the door. As per chance, one of my father’s sperm picked door number two and sperm and egg would meet.

Picking the right door was easy, but only because of sheer luck, while the hard part came when confronting the egg that happened to be there. Back in my father’s scrotum, rumours among the sperm had run rampant that the egg was a tough nut to crack. If unable to gain entry after throwing all one has at it, relentlessly squirming like mad, a sperm runs out of juice after five days and are eventually expelled, as is the egg if it finds no suitors or anyone capable of entering. If one or sometimes two or more sperm make entry into the egg, the combination of such cells is a process that’s known as fertilization or conception. The whole process is undoubtedly nature’s way of ensuring only the healthiest sperm fertilizes an egg, through a sort of equality of opportunity over equality of outcome situation, to provide the best chances of having a healthy baby.

Once inside, the sperm’s twenty-three chromosomes paired up with the egg’s twenty-three chromosomes, and ta-da a human cell called a zygote. Within this newly formed cell are genes that had been passed down over untold generations from both parents lineage. Twenty-two of these pairs, called autosomes, look the same in both males and females, while the twenty-third pair is the sex chromosomes. Since all eggs have an X chromosome, the sperm’s contribution was a Y chromosome, thus I became a boy. If my father had shot off an X chromosome, I would have been a girl. In very few cases, or about as common as someone having red hair, some are born intersex. Meaning someone born with any of several variations in sex characteristics, including chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals. While the well used adage, “a woman born into a man’s body or a man born into a woman’s body” is false, for human sexuality is binary. Gender identity on the other hand are thoughts and feelings of our emotional system that do not match with one’s assigned sex, which are not hard-wired within us, they are developed.

Lining the Fallopian tube, tiny silk-like hairs, swaying back and forth like a bed of kelp in a current, move the fertilized zygote through the tube toward the uterus. A journey which took about three to five days, all the while the cells of the zygote began to divide repeatedly like an out of control virus. Upon reaching the uterus, the cells continued to divide, becoming a hollow ball of cells called a blastocyst. In two to three days the blastocyst implants itself into the lining of the uterus, usually near the top, side, front or back. The wall of the blastocyst is only one cell thick except in one area where it is three to four cells thick, and over the next few days the cells in the thicker part develops into an embryo, while the thinner outer cells burrow into the wall of the uterus and develop into the placenta. As the placenta develops, wire-like vessels, including two arteries and one vein, will branch out from its surface, much like the wires from a car battery, and entwine together to eventually form a 55 to 60 centimetre long umbilical cord which is plugged into us through our belly-button. The cord will supply us with everything we need, such as nutrient uptake, thermo-regulation, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother’s blood supply, to fight against internal infection, and to produce hormones which support pregnancy. Placentas are a defining characteristic of placental mammals, from mice to elephants, to whales and apes.

Most organs begin to form in the ever growing embryo, now the size of a pea, three weeks after fertilization/conception, which equals five weeks of pregnancy, because doctors date pregnancy from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period, which is typically two weeks before conception. Sticking with “since conception” henceforth, the heart and major blood vessels had already begun developing, around the 16th day. And by the 21st day someone flips on a light switch and the heart starts beating and pumping fluid through blood vessels. The first red blood cells appear the next day, while blood vessels continue to develop in both the embryo and placenta.

By the fourth week the embryo elongates, the first suggestion off a human shape, while the lungs continue to mature, as they do right up to nearly the time of delivery. Along the dorsal side of the embryo the cells had already begun to form a neuroectoderm, basically a neural plate of cells which looks like a flap of skin which transforms into a neural groove or fold, then eventually into a neural tube. This is where the central nervous system and the spinal cord will reside, topped off with a chemical electrical brain. Other cells start to arrange themselves around where the spinal cord and developing brain will emerge, mainly the face, nose, ears and eyes. All important because they all are where the brain will receive its information to operate. And still other cells will form into the skeletal structure needed to protect such vital areas. By the end of the week the heart and other organs continue to form, and the structures necessary to the development of the eyes and ears develop, while small buds show where the arms and legs are going to be. The embryo begins to take on a C-shaped curvature, like a little dolphin without the beak or dorsal fin, but soon sharing similar bone structures in our hands and their flippers.

Once the neural tube is formed, it slowly fills with cerebrospinal fluid. Its walls contain neural stem cells, which drive brain growth as they divide multiple times. Over the many weeks, some of the cells will gradually stop dividing and differentiate into neurons and glial cells, which are the main cellular components of the central nervous system. Neurons are generated from neural stem cells and progenitor cells, through the process of neurogenesis. These neurons will never divide again for the lifetime of the organism, and migrate to different parts of the developing brain to self-organize into different brain structures. Once the neurons have reached their regional positions, they extend nerve fibres, tiny antennas as it were, which allow them to communicate with other neurons via synapses, which are small gaps separating the neurons, basically they’re neurotransmitters containing mitochondria and other cell organelles. The first sparks of life begin to flash in synaptic communication between each other, which eventually will lead to the establishment of functional neural circuits that mediate sensory and motor processing, and make up one’s future behaviour.

As it develops over the next few months, the brain also divides into three sections, the hind-brain, the mid-brain, and the fore-brain. These simple sacks would eventually enlarge and further divide into other future sections, such as the cerebral cortex, thalamus, cerebellum and medulla, according to what XX or XY chromosome one has. On average and not in all cases, other changes in the brain include that males typically have a larger amygdala which is the centre for aggression and physical action, while females will typically have a larger and faster maturing prefrontal cortex which is responsible for inhibiting aggression, and is closer linked to verbal functions. But although females are slower to act out in anger physically, their verbal response is often just as hard-hitting, deep cutting, and harder to stop. And while a male’s brain circuits use more testosterone and vasopressin, the female brain uses more estrogen and oxytocin, which affects each other’s behaviour in their future.

By six weeks after conception the embryo has grown to the size of a kidney bean. Depressions that will give rise to nostrils become visible, and the beginnings of the retinas form. Lower limb buds that will become legs appear, and the arm buds that sprouted last week now take on the shape of paddles. Fingers began to form, and small swellings outlined the future shell-shaped parts of the ears, and the eyes become ever more obvious. The upper lip and nose have formed. The trunk and neck begin to straighten. By the end of this week, the embryo is only about 11 to 14 millimetres long, about half the diameter of a quarter.

Seven weeks after conception, the arms grow enough to where elbows appear. Toes are visible and welts where eyelids will appear form. The head is large but doesn’t have much of a chin. By the eight week the head has become more round, and we can bend our elbows. Toes and fingers lose their webbing and become longer. The eyelids and external ears continue to develop. The umbilical cord is now clearly visible, while the embryo from head to tail is less than 18 milometers long, about the diameter of a penny.

At the end of the eighth week after conception, the embryo becomes a fetus. It’s at this point that the chance of a miscarriage or birth defect was at its highest. Eight to ten of the fetus’ main organs are already formed. The exceptions are the brain and spinal cord, which continue to form and develop throughout the pregnancy. Ankles, wrists, and fingers begin forming, bones appear, and the genitals and inner ear begin to develop. The heartbeat can be seen via ultrasound, and the fetus begins to make involuntary movements.

Nine weeks after conception our heads make up about half the length of the fetus, but the body will soon catch up. Our faces become broader, widely separating the eyes, our eyelashes are still fused to our heads, with ears set low. We slowly begin to take on the features of our parents, and their parents, and their parent’s parents and so on and so on, who knows how far back in time, their genes continuing to combine and to create, passing on traits, abilities, and perhaps even the memories of souls, going back thousands of years.

In our closed mouths, buds for future teeth appear. Red blood cells are beginning to form in the liver, and by the end of the week our external genitalia begin to go either one of two ways; a penis and a pair of testicles or a clitoris and labia majora to protect the vulva. The intestines begin to form in our abdomen, while our skin is almost transparent. The average fetus at this point is about 61 millimetres long or the length of the short side of an old Canadian dollar bill or the size of a small peach, and fills the entire uterus, leaving it to slowly be pushed outward as the fetus grows.

More than ninety per cent of abortions in Canada and the United States (US) are carried out on embryos at six to fourteen weeks, with six per cent between fourteen and twenty weeks, and two per cent at a later stage. Of the abortions carried out beyond twenty weeks, most are due to a direct threat to the mother’s life or the detection of a very serious birth defect. Even though way before this stage and no matter from rape, incest, syringe or test-tube, women today also have the options of the “morning-after” pill and other chemical means. The majority of abortions are carried out because of economic reasons, because often there is no husband or partner.

In Canada, before it became legal in 1969, abortion could be legally performed only to save the life of the woman, to do so for any other reason was illegal. Former Chief Coroner of Ontario, Morton Shulman, recalls that, “while the pregnant daughters of the rich were sent to reliable physicians who did abortions for cash, with some of them performing twenty to thirty abortions a week, everyone else’s options were either performing the abortion on themselves or be assisted by a nurse abortionist.” The preferred method over others too ghastly to mention, was pumping Lysol into the mother’s womb. The mortality rate was high and the infection rate over 50 per cent. A doctor in Chicago was said to have performed over 70,000 abortions over his 40 year career.

Today abortion in Canada is legal at all stages of pregnancy as long as a committee of doctor’s sign off that it was necessary for the physical or mental well-being of the mother. While some non-legal obstacles exist, Canada is one of only a few nations with no legal restrictions on abortion, with regulations and accessibility varying between provinces, much the same as in the US with their states. Today the majority of women who do have an abortion have at least two, with many having three over their lifetime. In many developed nations a woman, on average, will have just less than one abortion over their lifetime. But, overall, abortion rates are dropping. Notably, abortion rates are similar in countries where abortion is highly restricted and where it is broadly legal: The abortion rate is 37 per 1,000 women in countries where abortion is prohibited or permitted only to save the life of the woman, and 34 per 1,000 women in countries where abortion is not restricted. As such, legal restrictions do not eliminate the numbers of abortions.

In early 2019, New York State passed a law, joining four other states, where an abortion is allowed right up to the ninth month, and a doctor is no longer needed to perform the procedure, but instead can be performed by a nurse or clinic employee. Additional states are currently hoping to pass laws where an abortion may be performed, not only up to natural dilation, but further – even after the baby is born, where the woman and doctor, after first making the baby “comfortable” can then decide to abort. Performing what was once called infanticide. At the same time other states are trying to outlaw abortions entirely.

I personally have no problem with abortions that are medically and morally necessary, but I am against using such a medical procedure as birth control, for stem cell misuse or for whatever mood one happens to be in at that time. And the fact that up to the present day, fathers are not included in the decision making, but then sadly and more often than not, there is no father in the picture anymore. And of course the instilled and accepted belief that it’s none of a man’s business what a women wants to do with her body. So I shall now shut up, and if this is the case of “my body my choice”, and all things being equal, then it is also my mind my choice, my business my choice, and my money my choice.

Moving through our eleventh week, our eyebrows, eyelashes, fingernails, and the neck all form, while the skin has a wrinkled appearance. The arms and legs can bend, the kidneys start working and produce urine, and the fetus can swallow. Although electrical brain activity is first detected between the third and fifth week, it is considered primitive neural activity rather than the beginning of conscious thought. But the sparks really start going off at around 15 weeks, then begin to multiply ever more quickly around week 28, as it accumulates new cells throughout the pregnancy and continues, for the first year of life after birth.

By the halfway mark of a pregnancy, in the 18th week after conception (20th week of the pregnancy), a first-time mother may feel the first fluttering movements of kicking, squirming or turning, known as the “quickening”. This has got to be an amazing moment which a man could not understand where you feel a human growing inside you and it reacts to your touch. The fellow in the Aliens movie, who had that creature tear itself out of his chest, had to have felt something was growing inside him. Maybe he thought it was just a bad case of gas. But I digress. More interestingly, women who have been pregnant before, typically feel movements about two weeks earlier than women who are pregnant for the first time. Coincidentally perhaps, the same time the quickening is going on the fetus starts to hear sound vibrations. maybe we are already movin’ to the groovin’? Now eight to twelve centimetres long, an ultra-sound is able to reveal our sex, and take a picture of us so our parents can magnet it to their fridge.

One hundred and fifty days in we open our eyes for the first time. Eyes that people will later say look just like our mother’s or father’s or even grandparents. And though we become ever more active, chasing dragons no doubt, we also begin to sleep and waken on a more regular cycle. Lanugo, a fine hair, and a waxy coating called vernix, cover and protect our thin fetal skin.

At twenty-six weeks after conception, we have a 90 per cent chance of survival outside the uterus if provided with high-quality medical care, because though our lungs are completely formed, they don’t function yet. As such, these premature births are the leading cause of death for children under the age of five.

We are now able to hiccup, and are more sensitive to sound, and respond to noises and voices heard, which at this time, is mostly the sounds of our mother’s body. These include her beating heart, the air moving in and out of her lungs, her growling stomach, food being digested and expelled, and even the sound of blood moving through the umbilical cord. Recordings taken in the uterus reveal that noises from outside of the womb are muted by about half. Mostly because, there’s no open air in the uterus only amniotic fluid and it’s inside our mother’s body, making most noises muffled. The most significant sound we hear in the womb is our mother’s voice. Soon we will recognize it from other sounds, and in many cases when the father is speaking to the womb through the entire pregnancy; his voice will also be recognized. Recordings have also shown that when the mother or father is speaking, we are more alert and attentive; we cock an ear as it were.

Through the next few weeks we really start packing on the weight. Bones harden, except for the skull, which remains soft and flexible to make delivery easier. Whatever gender, our bones would grow similarly, except for sometimes longer lengths, bone densities, and the skull shape of a male and the pelvis of the female. If the average person ever found a human skeleton in the woods which had its pelvis and skull missing, they would be hard-pressed to distinguish whether the skeleton was male or female.

From about the 34th week after conception to birth in the 38th week, we continue to put on weight, and start preparing for what is to come, by ever so slowly turning into a head-down position. Our lungs are now fully mature and they prepare themselves for functioning on their own. During the later stages of the pregnancy our mothers gratefully give us our first buzz by infusing us with an increase in abundance of oxytocin, a hormone that brings feelings of contentment, reductions in anxiety, and feelings of calmness and security.

While my father was dutifully caring, providing for, and protecting my mother, she physically and mentally experienced all that is being pregnant. And astoundingly, do it three more times over the next four years. Take a break, and then in 1967 do it again, with the baby of the family arriving in 1973 to make it a six-pack.

In the first few months of pregnancy the hormonal changes, such as rising levels of estrogen and chorionic gonadotrophin brings on waves of nausea and vomiting. And despite its name, morning sickness can occur any time of day. The hormone progesterone increased sleepiness, and as her uterus grew and pressed on her bladder, trips to the bathroom were frequent. Her breasts more tender and swollen, her areolas, the skin around each nipple, darkened and enlarged. Her digestive system slowed down to increase the absorption of beneficial nutrients. But such reduced digestive system motility, caused heartburn, constipation, bloating and gas. Her heart worked harder by increasing its beat to pump more blood to the uterus which supplied it to the fetus, and gave her face a rosier complexion. Maybe this is where the craving for ice-cream came in. As well as the physical changes throughout the pregnancy, she would have experienced emotional highs and lows with mood swings running the gamut, from loving the world to wanting to kill somebody.

With her enlarged uterus pushing against her diaphragm, in the final trimester of pregnancy, she was possibly short of breath with less room for the lungs to expand. Her ankles, hands, feet and face may have swelled as she retained more fluids, while her blood circulation slowed. She may have also had more backaches and hip pain as these joints relax in preparation for delivery, and never ever able to get comfortable. Her face might have developed dark patches of skin, and stretch marks may appear on her belly, thighs, breasts and backside. She may also notice varicose veins on her legs. Her breasts may have experienced some leakage of colostrum, a yellow liquid, as they get ready for breastfeeding.

Nearing the big moment, we the fetus usually drop lower in our mother’s abdomen and become suspended upside down. False labor, known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, may have begun to occur as it got closer to our due date. During the final weeks of pregnancy it would have become harder to find a comfortable sleeping position, so mothers are usually extremely tired. As delivery approaches, some women love the whole experience of being pregnant and waddle around proudly, while others may feel like enough already, get on with this.

Then at a certain time, a very tiny unheard alarm bell goes off somewhere and the door is thrown aside and the dam bursts. The only womb we had ever known empties. Our mother begins to feel abdominal cramps or back pain that last around half a minute and occur every ten to thirty minutes. The cramps become stronger and closer together, while the mother’s cervix begins to rapidly dilate up to about five centimetres.

As our warm aquarium of pulsating organs and muffled noises empties itself, our soft skull is sucked by the flow down to a drain at the bottom, and the entrance to the birth canal. The sides of which slowly start to knead, squeeze and relax, pushing and pulling us through, like an anaconda swallowing a deer.

The contractions get strong enough where the mother has to bear down and “puussh” through them, in between either cursing their man, madly chewing ice cubes or chomping down on a stick. This stage could last anywhere from twenty minutes to two hours. And though most babies are born head first, about four per cent are born feet or butt first, and are known as breech births, or born face first facing up which is called posterior. In such cases, the obstetrician may need to recommend a Caesarean or C-section, or the use of forceps (for posterior births), as the best means of delivery. This is done by making an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus, so the baby can be taken directly out instead of travelling through the birth canal. A truly out of body experience. Caesarean sections are done most often when the mother has had a previous baby by Caesarean delivery or the baby’s health might suffer if born vaginally. The two out of three women who do undergo vaginal births instead of caesarean, of course, avoid having major surgery and its associated risks, such as severe bleeding, scarring, infections, reactions to anesthesia and more longer-lasting pain, and have a much longer hospital stay and recovery time.

The biggest disappointment in caesarean births is the millions of immune cells (types of white blood cells) in the mother which slowly make their way to the birth canal during the later stages of pregnancy. In some form of celebration of the birth, they line the route, as it were, and lie in wait while expanding their size. As the baby passes through they make contact and cling on, and slowly enter the skin, and make their way to the baby’s bone marrow, and join other immune cells already there. It is where cells of the immune system originate from, and some mature. The “muscles” of the newborn’s immune system then migrate to guard the peripheral tissues, and circulate in the blood and in a specialized system of vessels called the lymphatic system. Ever ready to attack any foreign bodies they can use their plasma membrane to engulf any bacteria or large particle, then ingest or degrade it. Caesarean births not only miss out on such a benefit, but destroy the hopes of millions of immune cells because the headliner didn’t show up.

As we get squeezed down the ever expanding birth canal each time our mother bears down and pushes, typically our head is facing either hip of our mother, but we slowly begin to rotate and face her bottom. We then intuitively hold our arms to our sides bow our head and rest our chin on our chest and humbly ready ourselves for our grand entrance into the world. Still hiding behind the curtain and waiting for the lights to come on. This position will allow the crown of our skull to go through the birth canal first, until that is when the back of our neck presses against our mother’s pubic bone. Here we genetically know to extend our neck, as if we are looking up at something and without even an excuse or a pardon me, slide by the bone by dropping one of our shoulders. By this time, the cervix has reached its full dilation of ten centimetres, the approximate diameter of a bagel, or a coffee can.

Once again we turn our head to restore its normal relationship with the shoulders, which are still at an angle, as if we are escaping from a straight jacket. Our shoulders repeat the corkscrew movements of our head, which can be seen in the final movements of the fetal head just before we emerge, by those attentively watching and ready to catch us. Undoubtedly the most painful part for the mother, who may experience an intense stretching and burning, is when our head pops out in the act of crowning. This final stage, where our head is out but our body isn’t, can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes. A lifetime for the mother perhaps, with the final birth of her baby the greatest moment in life, possibly erasing any pain just endured.

We are then thrust into the spotlight and have to breathe air for the first time, with an umbilical cord trailing behind us, still attached to the placenta, which hasn’t arrived yet as it usually emerges about 10 to 12 minutes later. Luckily, being human and somebody grabbed us as we came out and not just dropped to the ground then licked clean by the mother as other animals do, we instantly have to learn how to adjust to temperature changes, to suck and swallow, though pooh and pee already comes naturally. The next few days are all about shock and awe, and radical adjustment. With the only thing needed to be kept warm and fed. Henceforth, all things learned are based on needs, experiences, then later by trial and error. And contrary to the popular belief of many today, being born does not ensure morality, good intentions or credibility.

Most medical authorities today suggest the infant be placed skin-to-skin on the mother’s chest for an hour or two immediately after birth. Any initial observations of the baby can be done while the baby remains close to the mother. Babies born in hospitals used to be removed from their mothers’ shortly after birth and brought in only at feeding times. The idea was that newborns would be safer in the nursery and that the separation would offer the mother more time to rest. This is what my mother experienced. Studies about immediate nakedidity between mother and babe have shown that such timely touching promotes neuro-behaviors and results in deeper and more fulfilling bonds with satisfaction of basic biological needs, especially feeding. The World Health Organization states that “the process of childbirth is not finished until the baby has safely transferred from placental to mammary nutrition.”

It is said that even a brief separation before the baby has had its first feeding from his or her mother’s breast can disturb the bonding process. Most newborns may be interested in breastfeeding within one hour after birth or even immediately, and will need to feed every three to four hours, even though the maternal milk production doesn’t really begin to flow until two to three days after birth. In the interim, the mother produces colostrum, a type of milk with high concentrations of nutrients and antibodies. Over the first few days, we poop what all mammalian infants poop, a greenish-black, tarry, sticky substance resembling thick extremely compressed motor oil, and which even has a name, meconium. It is composed of everything the fetus, now infant, ingested during the time spent in the uterus, such as intestinal skin cells, amniotic fluid, bile, and water.

Our first health-care evaluation is the Apgar evaluation, usually carried out one minute after birth and then again, five minutes later. They check our heart rate, breathing, muscle tone, reflexes and skin color, and score each of them from zero to ten to get a baseline. At the five minute mark, the same evaluation is taken. In more than 98 per cent of births, the Apgar score reaches seven out of ten. The other cases either need further medical care or at the least close monitoring.

Over the next 24 hours, the trials and tribulations of further “newborn screening” begin. We get washed, our weight and length is measured, and we are administered eye drops. Back in my day silver nitrate was used routinely, but burned a baby’s eyes while trying to prevent infection. Now erythromycin is commonly used. An antibiotic used for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, skin infections, Chlamydia infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and syphilis. In fact, sexually transmitted diseases are the main causes of newborn eye infections.

Rumour has it that as newborns we have poor vision with eyes that can’t focus or look far. The difference between boy’s and girl’s eyes, as in other mammals, is that typically male retinas are thicker, and have more magnocellular cells, which are distributed across the entire retina and are responsible for tracking the movement of an object, whether prey or the throwing of a rock. While the female retina is thinner and has more parvocellular cells, which are concentrated around the center of the retina, and responsible for identifying objects and analyzing texture and color. It is said that this is why females take more interest in people’s faces, while males are attracted to anything that moves. This also shows up in recent studies where males typically have much quicker auditory and visual reaction times than females. Could this be why men play video games and women snapchat?

As already mentioned, many of the behavioural distinctions between male and female come from our hormonal differences and how parts of our brains are used differently during development. One interesting, quirky difference is when we move around in our environments. Females use the cerebral cortex, the part responsible for thinking, perceiving and understanding language, and can get around by using landmarks, while men use the hippocampus, the area of the brain that is pre-wired for spatial navigation, and think in terms of how many blocks or kilometres and how far from here to there.

Our brain consists of about 73 per cent water, with dense sponges of white and grey matter, both of which are major components of the central nervous system. White matter forms the deepest parts of our brains, and is entwined throughout the spinal cord. It is composed of bundles which connect various gray matter areas (nerve cell bodies) to each other. White matter affects our learning, and coordinates communication between different brain regions. It’s like a large relay switch, modulating and connecting all the brain’s different signals of nerve impulses between neurons, then distributing them accordingly. Grey matter on the other hand, is found throughout the brain, brain stem, cerebellum, and spinal cord. It consists of cell bodies such as glial cells, the babysitters of neurons who protect and feed them oxygen, and the already mentioned synapses which permit a neuron to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another neuron, and finally, capillaries to supply the blood to the brain. Grey matter includes regions of the brain involved in muscle control, and sensory perception, such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control.

Upon maturity our brains will weigh on average 1.3 kilograms and contain about one hundred billion neurons. And though only around two per cent of our total body weight, the brain uses 20 per cent of our oxygen and calories, thus like any other organ, the brain is affected by our lifestyle, diet, and the amount that we exercise. Putting aside the old wives tale about us only using ten per cent of our brains, modern science and medical imaging show the majority of the brain is almost always active. Our brains have evolved to use its entirety, in order to use the least amount of energy while correlating and processing the most information possible.

The sensory and motor regions of the brain mature first, followed by other cortical regions. The frontal and parietal cortices mature around the age of twelve years, the temporal lobes around sixteen years, and the superior temporal cortex being the last to mature. Female’s brains reach maturity usually a year earlier than those of males the same age. But it doesn’t end there, the brain’s maturation continues, where males tend to exhibit grey matter of increased volume but lower density than that of females. As it is, the latest research shows that the brain doesn’t fully mature until it is around twenty-six years old, if one is lucky.

Both males and females will also develop two emotional systems, based on the chemistry going on in our bodies: the mirror neuron system (MNS) and the temporal-parietal junction system (TPJ). The MNS is responsible for emotional empathy for others, while the TPJ guides cognitive empathy and the ability to distance oneself from another person’s emotions by focusing analytically on solving a problem. Both sexes start their empathy process in the MNS, but the male brain quickly switches over to the TPJ. These emotional differences will unfortunately play out later when a woman tells her man about a problem she has and is in need of emotional support and comforting. If he doesn’t see a solution to her problem, he doesn’t see the need to talk about it any longer. But then, we are supposed to be logical and not emotional, yet we are, because we’re often chosen as leaders of communities, societies, and countries, including our own families, while being too emotional is often deemed as a weakness. No matter our emotions, we are each born to have the balance needed for the survival of our species. But not all humans are well balanced, hence, survival of the fittest.

About 1.7 per cent of people born will have emotional systems which will make them either gay men or lesbian women. This has been occurring over the history of our species. I grew up having a gay uncle who was one of my most important mentors through to my teens, and who taught me much about being a man.

If one were to add bisexuality and transgender, which are both not biological but psychological, the current LBGTQ community in some Western countries is about 4.5 per cent of the population. As to the transgender movement, there are arguments being made today that it is an attempt to make it a civil right to have a mental illness, much like there is discussion lately that perhaps pedophilia should be listed as a sexual preference.

Our basic emotions are actually not a thing at all, and there are only four of them, arousal, pleasant, unpleasant, and calm. And since we are electromagnetic and electrical organisms, these basic emotions operate on their own separate frequency. Though unable to travel through solid objects, such frequencies are felt when we interact with one another. They are the vibes we get from one another from the sparkling giddiness of romance to the undertone of unease and danger, “love is in the air” and “cutting the air in the room like a knife”. The frequencies are also based on our five physical sensors: of taste, sight, hearing, touch, and smell, which along with the senses of balance, pain, hunger, thirst, and temperature contributes to our experience of our surroundings, and only shows us a three-dimensional universe. Our behaviour on the other hand will come from inherited traits, while our perceptions of things, comes from information received, experiences, and our consciousness. When such fields are in balance we are healthy, when they are not, we experience disease – physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. Insidiously modern technology, particularly 5G (fifth generation cellular network technology), can manipulate these frequencies, scrambling them to induce feelings of arousal, conviviality, meanness, friendliness, anger, and even experience extreme pain, without our awareness. The previous four generations of cellular transmitters used between one to five gigahertz (GHz), 5G on the other hand operates from 24 to 90 GHz and uses millimetre waves, not cellular. These waves have a shorter range than microwaves so their antennas will have to be everywhere. A typical urban street will have to have them atop every fourth or so light pole. The 5G waves also cannot travel through solid objects, such as trees, so in many urban areas they will have to be the first to go. To date, cases of both people and insects alike getting sick due to nearby 5G towers is already on the rise. But they do have quicker internet.

Further to the differential qualities of men and women, brain scans, controlled studies, basic biology, chemistry, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology, all demonstrate that men and women are physically and mentally different. We absorb, process, and deliver information differently. And though we are all one consciousness but having different experiences, we also evolved with different priorities, and are immersed in different combinations of hormones. This leads to a varied interpretation and perception of reality, which is the root of the problems between male and female, within our families, and in the lives of our children. To remedy it, all one has to do is embrace the differences empathically, where equality only exists in compromising. Accept the reality that often and in many ways, men and women have pre-determined biological and psychological roles. Our differences are not always mutually exclusive, but we must face the fact that in some evolutionary way we complement each other so very much, and must not allow such a symbiotic nature of man and woman to be destroyed.

Back to the poking and prodding of male and female babies, it is currently possible to collect two types of stem cells during childbirth: amniotic stem cells and umbilical cord blood stem cells. Amniotic stem cells can be taken when we are still in the womb, from the amniotic fluid which surrounds us, and can be obtained through routine prenatal testing without the need for abortion or fetal biopsy. Umbilical cord blood stem cells on the other hand, are collected from the blood of the placenta and the attached umbilical cord, but are also found in various maternal tissues and organs including blood, bone marrow, skin and liver.

The use of fetal cells has been highly controversial because firstly, on many levels it’s an ethical issue. The tissue is known to often be obtained from the fetus following induced abortion. And because the supposedly “best” stem cells are from a fetus’s or newborn’s spine, not from their blood, they are very valuable, thus are often misused for anti-aging purposes or private medical matters by those who can afford it. And though both embryonic and adult derived stem cells from ethical sources, are being studied as possible treatments of a number of conditions including hematopoietic and genetic disorders, in many countries it is still deemed unethical. Canada, the UK and Japan derive stem cells from bone marrow, while the US and their prominently evangelical led Food and Drug Agency (FDA) are against stem cell use and consider it an illegal drug, but certain states do allow adult stem cell use. And though several applications to begin human trials of embryonic stem cell-based therapies have been approved, there are many steps required for such approval. Yet in Panama, stem cell therapy has been done for 16 years and has had excellent results. But if embryonic stem cell harvesting continues it could still be many years before therapies based on embryonic stem cells are widely available.

In adults, stem cells are found throughout the body. They are the handy repairmen, running around fixing anything that needs it and each having the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body. They are especially attracted to inflammation which they immediately attempt to lessen. They also modulate the immune system, and stimulate regeneration, thus most stem cell therapy today is used to battle auto-immune diseases, and inflammation of joints. Adult stem cells have also been found to be able to replace neurons damaged by spinal cord injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease or other neurological problems, possibly produce insulin in the treatment of diabetes. Imagine having the ability to replace or restore any tissue or organ in the human body.

As to how useful stem cells may be in the future, consider that by 65 years of age we’ve lost approximately 90 per cent of our adult stem cells. But is eternal life possible or desirable? Some say it is, especially those who can afford the “best” stem cell therapy available. Then consider that in January 2019, 97 year old Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England, and who had just had recent hip surgery, supposedly pulled out from a driveway in his Land Rover Freelander and was t-boned by a small KIA car. The collision was enough to send his vehicle rolling across the road, or as a bystander described, it “somersaulted across the road”. In the KIA, a woman broke her arm and the driver had cuts to her knees, while thankfully the ten-month old baby in the back seat was alright. Prince Philip’s vehicle ended up lying on its driver’s side, where a passerby, after first checking on the occupants of the KIA, pulled Prince Philip out of his vehicle, totally unscathed. He blew negative on the breathalyser and said the sun was in his eyes. Checked over and sent home. On a similar note, one of the many who have travelled to places such as Panama where stem cell therapy is allowed was a 92 year old who needed a wheelchair to get around, had problems with his prostrate, lungs, kidneys, hips, heart, had trouble talking, and orthopedic problems. He was injected with ethically obtained adult stem cells and over the next few months and following years he was soon walking, his ailments healing, pain dissipated, his speech and eyesight improved, and his cognition improved. He’s now 99 years old, and supposedly even has his libido back. In both cases they both may have looked a thousand years old, wrinkled and nearly dead, but inside they undoubtedly were not. Similarly, just watch Mick Jagger prowling about upon a stage wailing his heart out, singing songs he has been singing for over fifty years, and how is it, no disrespect, that Keith Richards is still alive.

Back to us wee ones in the neo-natal nursery, another procedure and another reason to cry, is because we are often given an injection of vitamin K. This started when forceps deliveries were common, to help prevent bleeding in the brain due to the extra trauma to the baby’s head from using basically pliers to pull us out. But, despite the fact that forceps deliveries have changed, and occur less frequently, vitamin K is still given to prevent bleeding problems. Some countries have newer policies of when to provide vitamin K as opposed to doing it routinely.

The onslaught continues, while I can’t imagine what was done in previous centuries and eons to keep us alive, especially when in the past the infant mortality rate was atrocious. Ever onward, a small blood sample is taken by poking us in the bottom of the foot to screen for some serious, but often very rare metabolic diseases, including Phenylketonuria (PKU) a genetic disorder. What exactly is being tested for varies by state or province. We are pricked within the first twenty-four hours and then often need to return in a week for an addition test.

Then there is the universal immunization against Hepatitis B, even if our mothers test negative for it. Hepatitis B is a viral infection that can lead to chronic liver infections, as well as such things as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Some ask why babies are given vaccines for Hepatitis-B, when it is picked up through unprotected sex and needle use. Then by the time they are teens they no longer have protection when they do become sexually active. Upon birth a baby is given 250 macro-grams of the neuro-toxin aluminum. The highest daily adult dosage is 50 macro-grams. This vaccine is mandatory where available and is given either at birth or at the two month check up. In California, a child who is vaccinated for Hepatitis-B can go to school, but a child that does not cannot.

It is strongly advised that children get vaccinated starting at two months of age and that the recommended schedule be followed. The pharmaceutical companies that come up with these vaccines promise they protect children against diseases that can cause serious illness, long-term disability and death. All together from birth to six years old we receive fourteen vaccination shots. Playing the field so to speak, just in case and you never know, Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Pertussis (whooping cough), Pneumococcal, Polio, Rotavirus, Rubella and Tetanus. Today the big Pharma lobbyists are pushing their respective governments to call for mass medication “prevention” programs, and claim they will improve the health of citizens, while also pushing for heavy medication upon children and teens, while their brains are still developing. As of 2018, vaccine manufacturers, specifically Merck, share in the over $85 billion of the “outsourced healthcare logistics market”. This is expected to increase to $105 billion by 2021. Merck is also interestingly enough, a major backer of the transgender movement.

Not all vaccinations are bad, but they do disrupt and/or degrade our immune system. Though eating a healthy balanced diet builds a healthy immune system, few are able to accomplish this today. And in our toxic world one needs a fortified immune system. As it is, people with allergies, infections, cancers, asthma, suicide, anxiety, depression and autism are all on the rise, with vaccine auto-immunity causing chronic health problems. In a recent report of which 3,345 cases were studied, 715 were not vaccinated; there was only one case of autism. Another report showed that people who were on a vaccine-friendly plan (choosing certain vaccinations) only one out of 440 patients was autistic. Yet the American Center for Disease Control, states there is one case of autism for every 45 people not vaccinated. In the 1980s medical students were not even taught about autism. Personally, growing up I do not recall ever meeting or seeing an autistic person. In the 1990s it started to become an issue, mostly because vaccinated children are sicker than non-vaccinated children.

And finally most of us are given a hearing test using wee little headphones or microphones, to see how we react to sounds. But before being released out into the world, some of us boys were taken aside, and for either cultural, religious, or social reasons, had our foreskins cut off.

The practice of circumcision is thought to be at least fifteen thousand years old. Today circumcision is probably the most common surgical procedure on children worldwide, yet it is not a medically necessary procedure. It’s most common in the US, parts of Africa and the Middle East, while less common in Europe and other countries. The most common reasons for removing the foreskin off the head of penises are religious traditions and trends. The religious laws of both Judaism and Islam require that boys be circumcised. Jewish boys get to go through the experience when they are eight years old, for Muslim boys between seven and nine. Other reasons to circumcise include, the myth that it will reduce the likelihood of developing herpes or syphilis or other medical conditions or infections, the desire of some fathers to have their sons look like them, personal choice, and aesthetic preference. And in Canada, at least in BC, such a procedure is not free either. As for the later I know a fellow who had to have a circumcision for a medical issue, when he was twenty-seven. He said he cursed his parents every morning when he would awake with a morning need to go pee hard-on, which kept tearing the stitches. I’ve heard and read other stories where having a foreskin adds to the sexual experience for the man, yet not having one is more attractive to females.

The procedure is most often performed from twenty-four to seventy-two hours after birth. We boys are splayed out on our backs, with arms and legs secured, like being readied for dismemberment or beheading, by the English in the 13th century. An anesthetic is given via injection or cream, to numb the penis, the foreskin is opened, adhesions are removed, and the foreskin is separated from the glans (the bulb). After that, a circumcision device may be placed over the bulb and the foreskin is cut off. There are three different types of such devices commonly used and all look like devices invented and used during the European inquisitions around the same 13th and 14th centuries to torture people. They include the “Gomco clamp”, the “Plastibell device”, and the ever popular, “Mogen clamp”. Each device works by cutting off circulation to the foreskin to prevent bleeding when the doctor cuts the foreskin. The entire procedure takes about fifteen to thirty minutes. Afterwards, bewildered by the pain and trauma, our mothers are told to expect us to be “fussy” over the seven to ten days it takes to heal.

For females there is no reason whatsoever for any circumcision to be performed, though today in the Western world the cutting has been replaced with piercings, tattoos and such. Unless of course you happen to live east to west from Somalia to Senegal, and north to south from Egypt to Tanzania, in Africa, which covers twenty-seven countries, as well as Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen, and many immigrant communities in North America, Europe and the Commonwealth, where female genital mutilation is prevalent and customary. Recent estimates show that about two hundred million women have undergone the procedures. Girls are most commonly cut shortly after birth to age fifteen, with most cut when they turn five.

The procedures are generally performed by a traditional circumciser or “cutter”, in the girls’ homes with or without anaesthesia. The cutter is usually in no way a medical professional, but often an older woman, town barber or butcher, or cleric who uses non-sterile devices, including knives, razors, scissors, glass, sharpened rocks and fingernails, which they often use multiple times without cleaning between jobs. While procedures differ according to the country or ethnic group, they include removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans; removal of the inner labia; removal of the inner and outer labia, and the closure of the vulva. In this last procedure, known as infibulation, a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid. Later the vagina is opened for intercourse and opened further if needed for childbirth.

Back once again to our births, and perhaps wanting to forget what was just read by slowly uncurling our toes and exhaling, twenty-four to forty-eight hours after a vaginal birth, with no complications from mother or baby, we get to go home. For a caesarean birth, if no complications, it’s a forty-eight to seventy-two hours wait until discharge. According to our biology, anatomy, and chromosomes we will be designated either a boy or a girl, and later according to psychological and chemical differences, a very few will be boys who feel like girls and girls who feel like boys. Only later will society dictate one’s gender according to a set of expectations, standards, and characteristics about how men and women are supposed to act.

I was born at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, and weighed in at seven pounds six ounces, to a twenty year old 11th generation Scottish American/Canadian mother and a twenty-two year old 2nd generation Belgian-Canadian father. Their lineages were simple hard working folk, farmers, ranchers, and pioneers. And often were restrained and respected leaders in their communities.

My father drove my mother, with me in her arms, home safely in his 52’ Chevy with no seat belts or due dated baby car seat, listening to either Conway Twitter or Elvis on the radio. They would quickly have to learn how to hold me and support my neck with, I’m sure, mostly my Mom having to change all my diapers, bathe, dress, and swaddle, soothe, and goo-goo gaa-gaa to me. Then there is the feeding, and burping, which for some weeks, is at least every two to three hours, including over night, with graveyard shifts. The cleaning around our belly buttons after being unplugged, and for many males, caring for our healing circumcisions. Our temperatures are taken, and turkey basters filled with water are used to clear our nasal passages when needed. We cried and we laughed and began to learn things because every moment was new. It was in many ways perhaps the best and worst days of our lives. But thankfully, we’re unable to remember.

11/4/19

The Innards and Machinations of Agenda 21

Part Two of Inside Agenda 21 and 30

A 35 page Dense Essay

“If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.” Terence McKenna

Much like when the old snake oil merchant used to ride into town. Agenda 21’s goals and targets were deemed critically important for both, the great improvement in our personal lives and for the world being transformed into a better place. And all to be accomplished by 2030 or it’s all over, all bets off the table. So they bark from atop their loudly lit wagon instilling fear into our hearts.

It is a conspiracy, not a theory, but fact. Agenda 21 is an inventory and control plan of all things; food, land, water, energy, minerals, plants, animals, construction, all means of production, information, and all people. It is a plan for the destruction of representative government, and for unelected regional boards to take its place. It is mostly driven because the current and past lifestyle consumption patterns of a once large affluent middle class (the baby boomers) are no longer sustainable. Consumption patterns that the globalists created, but now deemed a problem. A classic “problem reaction solution”, where a problem is purposely created, and when the public react and scream for something to be done, the solution becomes the perceived or otherwise problem. So because of our meat intake, consumption of frozen processed convenient food, use of fossil fuels, use of motor vehicles, air-conditioning, a huge inventory of small electrical appliances and suburban housing, but a few examples, the globalists will make it sustainable not by getting rid of such things, but by controlling such things. There are many ways they are going to go about this; one of the ways is to move everyone into surveillance managed and controlled cities and regional centers. But first, and because absolute power is being able to control what people think about what happens, the Agenda’s first tenet is all about people. The agenda is “determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment”. As to how to go about this, to be determined by a select few.

The Agenda’s second tenet concerns the planet Earth, where they “are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations”.

Moving on to prosperity, they “are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature”. Tenet four is all about peace, “to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature”.

The final tenet lies with partnership, to ensure that the purpose of the new Agenda is realized. “To mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable and with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people”.

The drivers of these tenets are four main sections of the Agenda. (My comments within the parenthesis).

-Social and Economic Dimensions, meaning “combating poverty (combating the poor), especially in developing countries, changing (controlling) consumption patterns, promoting health (numbing pain), achieving a more sustainable (smaller) population, and sustainable settlement in decision making” (they will decide for us).

-Conservation and Management of Resources for Development, which covers “atmospheric protection (through geo-engineering projects), combating deforestation, protecting fragile environments (by forcefully removing people from them), conservation of biological diversity (control private property), control of pollution (only in Western nations) and the management of biotechnology, and radioactive wastes”.

-Strengthening the Role of Major Groups, (through diversity) including the roles of children and youth, women, NGOs, local authorities, business and industry, and workers; and strengthening the role of indigenous peoples, their communities, and farmers (by subsidizing them all).

-Means of Implementation, “science, technology transfer (control patents), education, international institutions and financial mechanisms”, which will all be covered below.

Much of the Agenda is being implemented at the local level. In 1990, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) or Local Governments for Sustainability was formed. It is an international organization that helps to implement Agenda 21 concepts across the world. Building a global network of cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.

Today, the ICLEI network includes more than 1,750 local and regional governments in more than 100 countries. The only requirements for ICLEI membership are a self-defined commitment to climate protection and the payment of annual membership dues based on population size. They also give out millions of dollars in grants, but you must first cede any decision making to them. Hundreds if not thousands of city and town councils abide by their directions.

While European countries, especially the Scandinavian countries have generally been the most obedient and accepting of Agenda 21, the US has nearly half of the ICLEI’s global membership of 1,200 cities, (528 cities/75 per cent of their cities), all promoting sustainable development at a local level. Australia is second with over 90 of its municipalities adopting the Agenda’s plan. The ICLEI representatives/handlers in these communities assist local governments to push for change along five interconnected “pathways” that cut across sectors and jurisdictional boundaries, and which enable “local and regional governments to think and design solutions in a holistic and integrated way, creating change across entire urban systems”. The pathways they push include, “low emission, nature-based, circular, resilient, and equitable and people-centered developments”.

While Agenda 21 has infiltrated at the local level, the 2030 Agenda is more a global plan. As mentioned earlier, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by 193 UN member states in September 2015. The remaining three of the world’s 196 countries, Kosovo, the Vatican and the State of Palestine, are not a part of the UN so were not allowed to vote. So basically it was all in, and here we go. Notably, looking around the world over the past four years, since its inception , I can’t be the only one who thinks somebody has cranked up the crazy meter. Especially after the shock created when just over a year after 2030 Agenda was signed, instead of the expected Hillary, President Trump was elected.

The globalists plan for transforming the world relies on 17 points. With the word “sustainability” to be repeated to death so that we can all believe. And not wanting to take up too much of your time, I’ll give an overview of each point, with examples, and hopefully you get the drift. It may perhaps answer some of the, often befuddling decisions being made in our towns, communities, cities and regions.

1. “End poverty everywhere.”

By way of welfare, food stamps, housing subsidies, universal basic income (UBI), Planned Parenthood, abortion, and other handouts. In fact, the overall poverty rate is actually dropping globally, mostly because of free-market capitalism, not socialism. Socialism is where everyone except the elite make $30,000 per year. Capitalism, and not corporatism, is where some can make $50,000 and some can make millions, if they worked hard enough for it. And the rest live on welfare, unemployment insurance, disability, or the soon to be universal basic income.

While capitalism at it’s base is where natural resources, energy and human labour go in one end and commodities and waste comes out the other, it is the opposite of how nature and ecosystems work. When resources are depleted the game is over. The planet is indifferent to our existence for it doesn’t need us to survive. But capitalism, not fascist corporatism-globalism, is still our best bet. It has been estimated that at the end of the 18th century, when industrialization began to rise and eventually bring forth labour laws that modernized and humanized the workplace and eradicated most child-killing diseases, about 90 per cent of the planet’s population at the time (800 million people) lived in poverty. The average life expectancy was 30 years. Today less than 10 per cent of the global population of 7.7 billion live in poverty, with the average life expectancy 70 years.

While the problem with socialism, especially Bolshevism, is it does not take into account human nature, nor the fact we are not equal. It operates by taxing the wealthy and making everyone poor, except of course for the elite at the top, who control all industry and commerce. Instead everyone is treated the same, no matter who you think you are. At the same time, being an individual has been programmed into us so much because it has paradoxically been used to only divide us. Eventually, if your not paid for being an individual, being one will be looked down upon.

In reality under present corrupt economic and government policy, more and more people are falling deeper into debt and extreme poverty. Because the present economy in most developed nations, only works for 30 per cent of the population, with tens of millions of people already mathematically eliminated. Statistical fraud by the government on poverty, cost of living and unemployment, cannot cover up the fact that the overwhelming majority of the population is on a fast track to impoverishment.

In the US there are only enough full-time jobs for 50 per cent of the working-age population, and half of the full-time jobs pay under $35,000 per year. “In current conditions, it is nearly impossible for perhaps 70 per cent of the working-age population are hard-pressed to earn enough income to afford the basic necessities without taking on ever-increasing levels of debt. And in many cases unable to ever pay back because there are not enough jobs that generate the necessary income to keep up with the cost of living”. Ergo, hamsters on a wheel in a cage.

The US government’s inane policies and actions in dealing with the growing epidemic of poverty couldn’t be more blatant. Cut billions of dollars from assistance programs and pour billions of dollars into the military, subsidizing corporations, and the prison industry. To also control the impoverished by militarizing the police. The private prison industry in the US is currently growing at an insane 1600 per cent rate. This is not a typo. Even though technology can now make it so we can be imprisoned, and monitored just as much, in our own homes. As it is, the US has the largest prison population in the world. Especially since in many inner-cities, poverty has become criminalized, with an assembly line of incarceration now in place. From birth, by a lack of family values, and indoctrinated through the public school system. Besides, the globalists feel that there’s no point in educating the poor because there is nothing for them to do. All told, in the US, 42 percent of children born to poor families will still be in poverty as adults, a higher percent than in any other advanced nation.

There is enough wealth in the world today to eliminate poverty. That there is poverty makes no economic sense whatsoever. It costs society more to have poverty than it costs to eliminate it. That is the insanity of the current system. Political candidates and parties spend billions of dollars to be elected to represent the poor. At the same time, the planet doesn’t have the resources for every human on it’s surface to become “middle class”.

Universal basic income conveniently, is where everyone, regardless of their earnings or employment, receive regular checks from their government instead of receiving any benefits. To be eligible, one must have citizenship, and vetted, as for one’s availability for the labour market and/or the willingness to perform community services. Those for it believe it will offset and counter the jobs lost due to automation and computerization by taxing private business. And will “free humanity from the burden of working hard”. Such a scheme could also replace the complex arrangement of government benefits, rebates and tax rebates. And supposedly everyone will have at least enough to eat, have available fresh water, able to clothe themselves, and able to rent a roof over their heads.

Currently, only about 9 per cent of jobs are at risk of disappearing because of automation, with unskilled workers the most vulnerable. Some estimates suggest 50 per cent of jobs will be automated in 10 years. A very recent study (Sept.2019) showed that most who are for UBI are 18 to 29 years old. The study also shows that 75 per cent in the US, 53 per cent in the UK and only 49 per cent in Canada would be willing to pay any extra taxes to fund such a project. The majority in the study, in all three of these countries, agreed that companies who switch to automation should have to pay more in taxes to do so. Which they gladly will pay of course, because of the money saved by going automated, while the government will add the incoming money to their coffers, perhaps even using it to subsidize fossil fuel companies, while people will still lose their jobs.

Many believe that UBI will reduce the incentive to work, or for one to live up to their potential. It would no doubt be inflationary, and that by attempting to move people out of poverty might simply raise the poverty line. It is a scheme, which will make the majority of the population permanent wards of the state. There is also concern that by reducing taxable income for the many will reduce a government’s ability to cover other expenses, like health care or a universal basic income. There is also worry that it will cause perpetual economic stagnation, higher interest rates, currency depreciation, and onerous tax hikes. And though some countries are already trying the idea, in April 2018, and only two years after Finland implemented such an experiment, they have decided to shut it down. Mostly because it became a question of where’s the money going to come from.

Yes, for some, being able to rent a roof over their head and able to lock the front door, have enough to eat, have medical insurance, afford internet access fees, hydro, and the opportunity to attend the occasional gatherings of friends and family would relieve much stress. And having the freedom to spend eight or more hours a day doing something you have a passion for and would like to share with others, would be wonderful. But which also means having a work ethic, and the dedication and discipline to do such a thing. And yes, with the option of still working in a job you really enjoy or climbing some corporate ladder, one can fill one’s boots, and make all the money you think you’ll need. Won’t necessarily bring happiness, but makes it easier to pretend you are, and at least will keep you busy.

In reality, things will stay much the same. The gifted, creative and driven will continue walking their roads, while the majority will take what is given, and spend more time online, and in front of an ever enlarging TV screen, and soon will be staring at the wall. Any money left over wasted buying a better phone, then spending the better part of the day staring at it. Indulging in as many distractions as one can. Filling up each moment of one’s day. Perhaps gaining ever more weight, needing more health care, and giving more money than they did before to the wealthiest people on the planet by buying their stuff and once again racking up debt. All to be told what to watch, what game to play, what to wear, what story to follow, what to eat and drink, and how to act and think.

There will still be serious mental and physical health issues, fewer people educated, addictions running rampant and increasing distractions. The problem with such a concept as UBI is the same problem with Gross Domestic Product (GDP), (the sum of the market values, or prices, of all final goods and services produced in an economy during a period of time). Work is not just a means of subsistence, it is a moral psychological necessity for individual and community well being. But universal basic income is not just another type of socialism either; instead it’s just another type of control to keep the status quo docile and tamed. Just like the soon to be, negative interest rate, and making physical currency illegal. It’s all created to benefit some and harm many others, but most importantly, to control the herd.

2.“End hunger by achieving food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”

Meaning, giving the poor, food that will bring them heart disease and cancer, thus simply getting rid of the hungry. Promote Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Most engineering genetic pollination and cross species genetic experiments, are all carried out with no idea of long term consequences. But many tests where rats are fed strictly GMO food, by the 3rd generation they are all sterile, as will all who follow. The globalists are giddy about such an outcome.

The World Economic Forum, based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, is an NGO, founded in 1971, with a membership of 1,000 multinationals corporations. Through a partnership between the Earth Bio-Genome Project and the Earth Bank of Codes are collaborating to sequence the DNA of all life on earth. It was estimated to take ten years and cost $4.7 billion.

In June 2018, one of the world’s most morally corrupt corporations, the chemical and medicinal suppliers, Bayer AG, purchased the other most morally corrupt corporation in the world, the agrichemical giant, Monsanto, for $66 billion, thereby controlling over one quarter of the global medicinal and agriculture industry, and are ever increasing the usage of ever more deadly herbicides and genetically modified food. A recent report (2019) found that roughly of all produce sold in the US has pesticide residue on it, even after it is washed. Especially most fruit, whether nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries and pears. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) figures at least 90 per cent of North Americans have detectable pesticide levels in their urine and blood.

Another scathing new report from Food & Water Watch, outlines the madness of Monsanto. Their seeds are genetically engineered to withstand the massive, growing amounts of herbicides and pesticides, and artificial growth hormones, created and used by themselves. Such genetically modified seeds are grown on over 282 million acres worldwide, including 40 per cent of US farmland. In the US alone Monsanto earns over $11 billion in net sales, while spending over $60 million over the past two years lobbying the US government. The report found that indeed, as we’ve known for decades now, “Monsanto has become synonymous with the corporatization and industrialization of our food supply.”

Automation and technological centralization will undoubtedly take over the food industry, while tillage (plowing) of land, will probably soon be not allowed, and portrayed as an “unsustainable” practise by humans. With sadness is the fact that we will then have destroyed future generation’s ability to grow and harvest food, as well as collecting seeds for future harvests, by erasing such knowledge from our social memory. As we have already done by removing our knowledge and ability to hunt and forage to provide the necessities needed to survive.

Just over one hundred years ago about 80 per cent of the people on the planet were still living rural, in counties, towns, and on farms. The rest lived in the big-cities. Farming was hard work, some risk, and for most it became a passion. Truly providing for family and community. The smell of hay, dirt and manure, and killing animals which were raised, to eat them and use their hides.

Today, recent calculations show that there is about 1.9 hectares of arable land per person to supply the food and resources and absorb that human’s waste over a year. In reality, the average human on the planet uses about 2.3 hectares worth. Comparatively, the average American needs about 9.7 hectares for their resources and waste, the average African, less than half a hectare. Canada, with more land to grow food than every other country in the world, except one (Russia), has to import more than 80 per cent of all the fruit, vegetables, and nuts, she consumes. In the 1970’s the province of British Columbia, grew 75 per cent of it’s own food, today (2019) and because of globalism, it barely grows 5 per cent.

Actual food has become nothing but a commodity and is not distributed on the basis of need but in accordance with market demand. In other words, the paying consumer rather than the hungry human is the target of corporate food production. And though humanity produces more food than at any other time in history; we waste 40 per cent of it. And in most cases the reason for it is because of our expectations and demand for high-quality food that must be pleasing to the eye. Similar to how humans interact with each other, North American supermarket chains reject over 30 per cent of all fruits and vegetables because they aren’t attractive enough.

Canadians alone waste over $31 billion dollars worth of food every year, 47 per cent of which gets wasted at home. At the same time over 13 per cent of Canadians (4 million people) do not have reliable access to adequate amounts of safe, good-quality, nutritious food. Along with extreme inequality and distribution, one of the main reasons being they are poor, and because the food that is good for you, as with all things good for us, is not cheap.

Meanwhile, and yet another paradox, nearly 800 million people in the world are starving. That’s about one in nine people on Earth. The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 per cent of the population is undernourished, yet at the same time there are over one billion people in the world who are obese, and over 1.6 billion people who are overweight.

Globally, only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand. And speaks volumes on our consumption habits and health. They include;

Nestlé ($87 billion annual revenue), and among many other items, owns Gerber baby food, Perrier, DiGiorno, Hot Pockets, and candy brands including Butterfinger and KitKat. And seem to have a global monopoly on bottled water.

PepsiCo ($63 billion) which in addition to Pepsi and other sodas, also owns brands such as Quaker Oatmeal, Cheetos, and Tropicana.

Unilever ($59 billion) has a diverse list of brands including Axe body spray, Lipton tea, Magnum ice cream, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise.

Coca-Cola ($44 billion) is moving beyond soda, with beverage brands including Dasani, Fuze, and Honest Tea. And are also trying to gain a monopoly on bottled water.

Mars ($33 billion) is best known for its chocolate brands, such as M&M, but it also owns Uncle Ben’s rice, Starburst, and Orbit gum.

Mondelez ($30 billion), this snack-centric company’s brands include Oreo, Trident gum, and Sour Patch Kids.

Danone ($25 billion) is best known for yogurts like Activa, Yocrunch, and Oikos. They also sell medical nutrition products and bottled water.

General Mills ($17 billion) produce cereals like Cheerios and Chex, but also owns brands like Yoplait, Hamburger Helper, Haagen-Dazs, and Betty Crocker.

Associated British Foods ($16 billion). This British company owns brands such as Dorset Cereals and Twinings tea, as well as the retailer Primark.

And Kellogg’s ($13.5 billion) which owns Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and non cereal brands including Eggo, Pringles, and Cheez-It.

And while millions of small farmers are still producing the majority of the planets’ food, the transnational companies who favour global food chains rather than local, and their chemical-intensive industrial farming practices, are gaining ever more ground. To affirm, between 2003 and 2013, 33 per cent (4 million) of private farms in the European Union disappeared. Gobbled up by corporations. Today only three per cent of the chemical-intensive industrial farms control over 50 per cent of the European Union’s agricultural land. The same thing is happening in America where bankrupt farms are not purchased by other farmers but by corporations. Farmers all over the globe are having their livelihoods taken away from them, and are sadly taking their own lives. American farmers now have the highest suicide rate of any other profession in the US (84.5 per 100,000), more than four times the rate of the general population. And even though not one new food staple has been developed from a wild plant since prehistoric times, today biotech and agribusiness corporations, such as Monsanto, have taken out patents on crop seeds, genetically modified or not, and even some animals, which they claim to have “invented”.

The world’s largest crop today is not as in the past, a cereal, it is sugarcane – surprise. Corn is the second largest food crop, with rice number three. But rice is the most important grain, as it provides over one-fifth of the calories consumed by humans worldwide. As to calories, today about four billion people live on a plant-based diet, while about two billion live on a meat-based diet.

Though not a grain, but a legume, soybean is another important crop to humanity but is unfortunately being grown where rain forests once stood, with over 80 per cent of its production being used to feed livestock. But by far the world’s biggest feed-grain is corn. Yes, it and bubble gum being two of the few things able to pass through a digestive system unscathed.

The US is the leading producer and exporter of corn, accounting for four-fifths of the total world grain harvest. They use 56 per cent of their available water to grow such crops. Globally the US corn crop exceeds China’s rice and wheat harvests combined, with twice as much corn grown than rice. Thirty-seven per cent of all corn production is used for creating ethanol, with bio-fuel production having grown 300,000 per cent (again, not a typo) in the last ten years, converting ever more land from farming food to production of fuel. Approximately one bushel (approx. 30 L) of corn produces 10.5 liters of ethanol, nearly 8 kg of waste (which is used for livestock feed) and 8.1 kg of carbon dioxide. With over 10 per cent of corn production going to syrup, sweeteners, starch, beverage alcohol and cereals, while the rest continues to be used as simple filler for manufactured foods and for feeding livestock.

The predominate insecticide (neonicotinoids) used on many corn and soy crops, affects bees and other insects’ central nervous system, and is considered one of the main causes for the loss of more than 30 per cent of bees across North America. China and the Europe are also experiencing bee colonies dying off, as well as further loss from mites, viruses, climate conditions and habitat loss. What is now called colony collapse disorder might be the start to imminent extinction for the honey bee, which plays an important role in pollination. Its extinction alone would be disastrous for the food chain.

Today, animal pastureland which corrals and processes the world’s 20 billion chickens, 1.6 billion cows and bulls, and one billion pigs and sheep, now accounts for over 40 per cent of the planet’s usable surface. The bulk of which, is in China, US, India and Australia. Not counting the trillions of fish, crustaceans and molluscs harvested or caught, the total biomass of the world’s livestock is nearly twice that of humanity. Weighing twice as much as we do, taking twenty times as much land and crops, and using hundreds of times more water to grow.

To grow a half a kilogram of edible animal products on say one acre of land, you could instead grow twelve to twenty times the amount in kilograms of edible vegetables, fruit, and grain. Today, nearly 2,000 cattle, chickens, pigs and sheep are slaughtered every second for food, about 500 billion a year, and worth about $1 trillion a year. With humanity eating 25 per cent more meat than five years ago, it is estimated that the demand for meat will double over the next fifteen to twenty years, and that by 2050, as our population rises along with land costs, real meat will be a luxury item. While fake meat will not be, and “soylent green” not so far-fetched. Soon meat will be taxed as much as cigarettes, gas, and sugar.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently analyzed data which the National Antimicrobial Resistant Monitoring System (2015) received after testing 47,000 pieces of meat sold in supermarkets, including beef, chicken, pork and turkey. And though the tests were conducted in the US, much of the same meat is sold throughout the world. Where animals enclosed within corporate factory farms, live in such stressful, crowded and unsanitary conditions they must be fed huge quantities of antibiotics to survive, and grow more quickly. The data shows antibiotic resistant bacteria in 79 per cent of turkey samples, 71 per cent of pork chops, 62 per cent of beef and 36 per cent of chicken parts. Suffice to say, children, pregnant women, older adults or the immune compromised, beware.

Today there has been extensive research on synthetic agriculture, where molecules replace dirt, animals, land, and hard work. But before something like this can go forward, certain fundamentals should be met, Such as affordability, nutrition, and taste. When this criterion is met we’ll all buy into it in the name of “sustainability”.

3. “Ensure healthy lives and promote the well being of all people at all ages” (pharmaceutically).

An industry that is not about curing anything, but instead, is all about making money to mitigate the pain and trying to stave off death. Globalism has created a health care system that has become simply disease treatment, operating with a lack of resources for the mentally ill, and a manufactured ignorance about addiction because people aren’t willing to go through the “hell and back” stage it takes to recover. Throw in rising costs of living, the lowering of our morals, the destruction of the family, modern homelessness, and our consumption habits.

In the seventies, the globalists got many liberal and democratic governments to start shutting down facilities for the mentally ill, because they thought it would save them money. Instead the costs to deal with the increasing homeless and mentally-ill population, including the bulk of time and services spent by the police, medical personal, the court system and the health ministries, are over ten-fold over when they were living in places to keep them safe. Locking them all up on some remote island would be as much or far more costly. But as time went on, modern homelessness became where we stopped seeing people and instead started to only see problems. The causes are many, but are most all symptoms of a much deeper crisis. The society we live in and the continuing process of dehumanizing much of the population. The globalist’s have also instilled mass victimization, obedience, and hinder any upward mobility based on merit alone. And when we stray we are locked up in prisons, or driven broke defending our innocence.

Tens of millions of people in the developed world who have been suffering mentally, could have perhaps been cured by now if it were not for the doctor and pharmaceutical salesmen induced prescription epidemic of drugs such as methylphenidates, a dopamine re-uptake inhibitor drug, which include the brand names, Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Metadate and Methylin. Along with, anti-psychotic tranquilizing drugs, from Thorazine, Haldol, Prolixin, Clozapine, Abilify, Clozapine, Fanapt, Geodon, Invega, Risperdal, Saphris, Seroquel and Zyprexa. The most popular by far, are the anti-depressants, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, and Lexapro. All simply distracting the pain instead of dealing with it. Whether depression or addiction from lack of spiritual care, trauma, or chemical imbalances, far too many people today are facing illness and grief by finding comfort and meaning through pills. Sadly the medicated are also less inclined to do something new, like to change and become a better person.

In the US, over 95 million people take prescription painkillers for chronic pain. But then for over fifty years now, “many people, usually middle-aged and elderly women, were prescribed opioid medications for the often most trivial conditions, personality inadequacies and social influences”. And then when sufficiently addicted, health insurance runs out and people have to get their supply elsewhere to feed the addiction. Getting big-Pharma to monopolize the opioid industry, and control the Afghan opium fields using the US military for nearly twenty years now, was brilliant. Especially now, when after people’s prescriptions runs out on their “pain relief”, they go the cheap route, heroin from the Afghan poppy fields.

The current cost for their prescription drug created opioid epidemic is more than $78 billion a year. The majority of this money is going to the makers of the prescription painkillers, by not fixing an injury, instead making it so we just don’t feel it, because we’re high. Other countries are also experiencing rising costs and deaths attributed to the opioid epidemic. But then, alcohol and tobacco are together, more than four times as costly to economies as the combined costs of opioids and cannabis. Americans are now dying more by overdoses than car accidents and guns. The highest drug-related death rates in the world today are in the US, Canada, and Mexico. In reality most people aren’t necessarily addicted to alcohol, porn, gambling or opioids and other drugs; they are addicted to escaping reality. And is why the supposedly War on Drugs, is actually a War on People.

Two recent studies showed that in Canada, and the US, over 60 per cent of the populations couldn’t cover a $500 emergency repair bill. Nor afford a single pill of a life-saving drug, such as for hepatitis, anti-infection, or the new multiple-sclerosis (MS) pill ($300,000 for a years prescription).

AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons), a US-based non-profit interest group with more than 38 million members as of 2018, and whose stated mission is “to empower people to choose how they live as they age”, recently completed a study of 115 specialty drugs and found that the average cost of a year’s worth of prescriptions was over $50,000, three times more than the average Social Security benefit. Although it’s true that most people don’t pay the full retail cost of medicine, the portion paid by insurance companies is ultimately passed on to consumers through higher premiums. The companies claim they need the high prices to pay for better medicines. But for every $1 they spend on basic research, they invest $19 in promotion and marketing. They also pay competitors to keep generic drugs out of the market, and have successfully lobbied Congress to keep Medicare from bargaining for lower drug prices.

Another proponent of the Agenda is to call for mass medication “prevention” programs, and claim they will improve the health of citizens. To mandate over 100 vaccines to be administered to all babies, children and adults, with those not abiding will be taken somewhere and given the shot there, or physically restrained in their own home. And to push heavy medication upon children and teens while their brains are still developing. It is also strongly advised that children get vaccinated starting at two months of age and that the recommended schedule be strictly followed. The pharmaceutical companies that come up with these vaccines promise they protect children against diseases that can cause serious illness, long-term disability and death. As of today, from birth to six years old we receive fourteen vaccination shots.

As of 2018, vaccine manufacturers, specifically Merck, shared in the over $85 billion of the “outsourced healthcare logistics market”. This is expected to grow to $105 billion by 2021. U.P.S. will dispatch nurses, and their security, to vaccinate adults in their homes. Each vaccine will target a viral illness of some kind. Coincidentally Merck supposedly already has vaccines for shingles, Hepatitis-B and the flu. And just like any other business plan they want to increase access to its medicines and vaccines, by boosting adult vaccination rates. Meanwhile in 2018, the US government paid $100 million for vaccine injuries and death. Since 1989 they have paid out in excess of $4 billion.

Not all vaccinations are bad, but they do disrupt and/or degrade our immune system. Though eating healthy balanced food builds a healthy immune system, few accomplish this today. And in our toxic world one needs an immune system. As it is people with allergies, infections, cancers, asthma attacks, suicide, anxiousness, depression and autism are all on the rise, with vaccine auto-immunity, causing chronic health problems. Why are babies given vaccines for Hepatitis-B, when it is picked up through unprotected sex and needle use? Then by the time they are teens they no longer have protection when they do become sexually active. For this, upon birth a baby is given 250 macro-grams of the neuro-toxin aluminum. The highest daily adult dosage is 50 macro-grams. In many places, children who are not vaccinated for Hepatitis-B are not being allowed to even attend school.

In a recent report where 3,345 cases were looked at, 715 of which were not vaccinated; there was only one case of autism. Another report showed that people who were on a vaccine-friendly plan (choosing certain vaccinations), out of every 440 patients, one was autistic. But the gospel according to The Center of Disease Control, which everyone obediently abides by, states there is one case of autism every 45 people not vaccinated. Yet in the 1980’s, medical students were not even taught about autism. Personally, growing up in a big city I never saw it. In the 1990’s it starting becoming an issue. Mostly because vaccinated kids are sicker than non-vaccinated kids. Meanwhile, polio has been eradicated, babies don’t need to be vaccinated to prevent Hep-B, and as far as the measles, mumps, and rubella go, they are.

Besides germs, the leading health risks of our species today are high blood pressure, chronic illness and pain, alcohol, smoking, injuries, mental health conditions, and bone and joint disease. Mostly because seriously, we haven’t had to run around each day hunting and gathering for quite some time. We are mostly dying from the things that come into contact with our skin, lungs, and whatever we put into our mouths and brains. With most of us dying from heart disease, cancer, especially to the lungs and large intestine, respiratory diseases, dementia, unintended accidents caused by not being aware and in the moment, stroke, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, kidney disease and suicide, which sums up our species perfectly.

As to life and death, the latest estimates figure the planet’s human population will be about 9.5 billion by the year 2050, and perhaps 11 billion by 2100. Studies also suggest that while Africa’s population will grow, Asia’s population will peak in about 2050 at about 5 billion and then decline, while North America, Europe and Latin America’s population will stay below one billion each. Almost 45 per cent of the growth will be concentrated in countries that are the least able to feed themselves – Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Currently two-thirds of the most malnourished people on Earth live in seven countries, and that over the next few generations there is going to be about one billion people born in these seven countries.

Today (Oct.2019) the world’s population is 7.7 billion people. This number is currently rising by over 130 million per year, about 10 million, per month. On the other hand nearly 60 million die every year. Over 48 per cent of them people over 70 years of age. And that 69 per cent of all deaths are from either our environment or what we ingest. Things like heart attacks and disease, cancers, respiratory and lower respiratory diseases, dementia, and digestive diseases. All the stuff corporations and our own consumption habits, have thrown at us. While the fears they instill in us, like drugs, alcohol, hepatitis, conflicts, terrorism, and natural disasters, are all less than one per cent of all deaths.

Any war certainly helps in more deaths and injury, which the US and the UK have gleefully provided. Ethnic cleansing also helps, and of course such events, as socialism in the 20th century, where Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China and the killing fields of Cambodia, killed around 100 million people. Or Rwanda in 1994. Rwanda is the biggest Catholic country in Africa, and the world. Many of their priests, nuns and bishops, by radio, TV and sermons, incited violence which killed in just 100 days, about 800,000 people. Slaughtered by ethnic Hutu extremists, who were targeting members of the minority Tutsi community, as well as their political opponents, irrespective of their ethnic origin. Neighbours killed neighbours and some husbands even killed their Tutsi wives, saying they would be killed if they refused. At the time, ID cards had people’s ethnic group on them, so militias simply set up roadblocks where Tutsis were slaughtered, often with the weapons of choice, machetes. Thousands of Tutsi women were taken away and kept as sex slaves.

Also in Africa, and although the continent is home to about 15.2 per cent of the world’s population, more than two-thirds of the total infected worldwide with HIV/AIDS (35 million people as of 2017), were Africans, of whom 15 million have already died. The problem with Africa is that the best prevention is of course safer sexual behaviour, and emphasizes the need for fidelity, fewer sexual partners, and a later age of sexual debut. All of which goes against many aspects of many African cultures. And of course since many of the African cultures are predominately Catholic, condoms are deemed evil. Which certainly doesn’t help, and deeply disturbing.

Then there is tobacco, which globally is the cause of one in five deaths annually. Over 7 million deaths a year. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers. In Canada, 17 to 18 per cent of all deaths are attributed to cigarettes. And yet, obviously putting any ethics aside, the Canadian government through it’s Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and through work and private pension funds and RRSP’s (registered retirement savings plans), over $1 billion is directly invested in big tobacco companies, including 35 per cent of vaping company Juul, and $118 million in Japan Tobacco.

4. “Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”

And yes of course there is indeed untold numbers of incredible teachers out there, but the typical unfocused mediocre underfunded but union driven public education system, is about producing obedient workers rather than independent thinkers. By way of the development of a dumbed-down education system operating under international “Common Core” educational standards. Such a system was established by the globalists in the early 1950’s and is set up to meet the needs of the average student despite any individual differences with their classmates, within an instructional construct. It’s curriculum, where students are expected to excel at everything in the same way and rate as their classmates. It is standardized against the average through test scores, which is odd because there is no average. And while the very few are still able to skip grades, everyone now graduates, deservedly or not. As a system that made every effort to produce equal outcomes for different categories of people, it has failed miserably. So today, the progressives and their globalists handlers are only left with plain coercion to force equal outcomes at all costs. This can be seen throughout society.

The money that could fund a better public education system is used elsewhere, to more important matters such as arms manufacturing or subsidizing their monopoly on oil. Challenging and disciplined academic education on the other hand is being left to private education, and those who can afford it. Because only through individualized curriculum can the greatest number of students will be able to learn anything. Yet colleges and universities, have made billions, sending millions into sometimes life long debt, with a degree that doesn’t mean anything in the real world, though at the least gives the person a sense of identity. With many of the same schools trying to eradicate objectivity and free from bias, individualism, a belief in meritocracy, a political system in which economic goods and/or political power are vested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement, rather than wealth or social class, and finally having a protestant work ethic. All these values are now deemed the root cause of bigotry, and represent what is now called “white privilege”. Indeed, the core curriculum of most education systems today, whether in public or private, grade school, college or university, is politically influenced at the least, but mostly by blatant political propaganda. The only course that may still be an exception is mathematics.

Current education systems are partly based on the globalist’s belief in Malthusianism. Related to the idea that population growth is potentially exponential while the growth of the food supply is linear, and that the planet’s greatest enemy is human creativity. So allowing humanity from developing their minds, critically thinking, and experimental learning, in order to make more discoveries and inventions which could offset the current, and future world’s crises’, must not be allowed. Malthusians believe that science should only be used to understand and guide the welfare of mankind. And is why by 1971, instead of funding the curiosity and discovery in atomic, medical and space sciences, the globalists began funding practical engineering projects, such as the humanities, monetary economics and social sciences.

In the public education system, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are disappearing. Mostly because these are hard things to do, they take work, discipline and focus. Many public school systems have become social clubs, where it’s all about participating and having fun, with as little stress as possible. For the vast majority, dancing, cooking, drama, school band, and sports have nothing to offer if one wants to apply for post-secondary programs, they are hobbies. Instead, teacher and former school board member Geoff Johnson, suggests maybe teaching science, civics, and history, which, after us baby boomers die off, will have already been completely rewritten anyways, with real history not to be spoken or else people might realize that they’d rather not repeat it. And to teach only an overview of math, especially algebra, which is all about thinking about numbers abstractly. Perhaps even courses on debating or public speaking, or economics, especially the dangers of illusory economics, and money management in a cashless society, debt and credit cards, what interest means, because it’s obvious many parents aren’t teaching such things anymore.

And yes a very few will have the dedication, work ethic and sacrifice what is required to be a world class athlete, artist, dancer, cook, lawyer or doctor, but the character of that person is already there or not. It doesn’t mean they are good people either, because success has never produced or developed character, it only expresses it. And that worthwhile achievement is its own reward.

The latest thing to drop out of the sky from those above, is the soon to arrive, Universal Child Day Care. They will then be able to start programming children before they even make it to kindergarten. Instead of just 13 years of kindergarten/elementary/high-school, they’ll now have one to two year old children for the next fifteen to sixteen years of their lives. Then when they are grown up and sufficiently indoctrinated in only one narrative, they will be no threat to the collective world order. The plan of course is to get people to chain themselves, by making them just smart enough to pay taxes, make them think voting actually means something, keep their head down, opinion to themselves, and that silence is golden. This is why the restructuring of the family unit has been going on for the past fifty years. Going after the family unit is the bedrock of the globalist’s plan, because family is the bedrock of civil life. For tens of thousands of years, it has been the smallest form of government. It is where children are taught how to become adults, and knowing both a mother’s love and a father’s, are taught about responsibility, respect, honesty, empathy for others, having a work ethic, love and forgiveness, and pride of one’s country or tribe. Thus family must be destroyed.

5.“Achieve gender equality”

By further dividing us as human beings. Criminalize Christianity, marginalize heterosexuals, and promote the very small minority of people, who are of the LBGTQ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer) communities.

The erosion of protestant Christianity, not the Roman Catholic Church version, is happening because everything is now corrupt. Whether the globalists or governments, its all about power and nothing to do with ethics anymore. For ethics does not exist in nature, it was mostly taught to us humans through such things as Christianity. So it must be gone. Writer Brandon Smith, says so well, “The difference between Christianity and capitalist corporatism, is the latter only uses the symbolic and avoids the meaning. This allows culture to define morality, instead of scripture. They have taken the symbols of Christianity, especially family values, and removed its substance.”

Meanwhile about 1.7 per cent of people born will have emotional systems which will make them either gay men or lesbian women. This has been occurring over the history of our species. If one were to add bisexuality and transgender, which are both not biological but psychological, the current LBGTQ community in some Western countries is about 4.5 per cent of the population. Besides LBGTQ’s there are also now over seventy other genders, with each having its own unique pronoun. Such singular gender neutral third person pronouns must now be used when someone’s gender is unknown or when the person is neither male nor female. So instead of he/him/his or she/her/hers, and even if the person may look like a woman or a man, the politically correct pronouns to use now are, they/them/theirs, and to further confuse, zie/hir/ey/em or eir, among many others. In some countries, including Canada, calling someone the improper pronoun is considered hate speech.

To further achieve gender equality the goal is to shame anyone who expresses any male characteristics, especially if they are white. Because only male energy has the strength to rise up against tyranny and oppression and fight for human rights. This must be curtailed. The suppression of male energy is instrumental in keeping the herd docile. Then slowly feminize society, create widespread acceptance of gentle disobedience, share everything, and weaken any ideas of communal property. Many progressives look down on women who dress sexually, but will clap and cheer when trans-men wear the same thing.

While the well used adage, “a woman born into a man’s body or a man born into a woman’s body” is false, for human sexuality is binary. Gender identity on the other hand are thoughts and feelings of our emotional system that do not match with one’s assigned sex, which are not hard-wired within us, they are developed.

Both males and females develop two emotional systems, based on the chemistry going on in our bodies: the mirror neuron system (MNS) and the temporal-parietal junction system (TPJ). The MNS is responsible for emotional empathy for others, while the TPJ guides cognitive empathy and the ability to distance oneself from another person’s emotions by focusing analytically on solving a problem. Both sexes start their empathy process in the MNS, but the male brain often quickly switches over to the TPJ.

Sex is a question of biologically determined male and female, while gender is socially determined masculinity and femininity. There are three categories of biological human sex: male, female, and intersex. The vast majority of humans are born with male or female reproductive systems, secondary sexual characteristics, and chromosomal structure, and there is a very small segment born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit the definitions of female or male anomalies of sex chromosomes, gonads, and/or anatomic sex. Gender meanwhile is the state of being either masculine or feminine, and is typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. Gender is fluid and based upon personal desire and sometimes surgery. Such determination of gender by the very few, now allows public financing for surgeries that destroys healthy tissue; and the use of potentially dangerous hormone/drug therapies, especially for children, while many a child’s gender is now determined by their parent, whether or not that child has a penis or a vagina.

Sadly, evidence suggests many of those who are having a hard time trying to figure out their gender, whether male or female, masculine or feminine, are also suffering from depression, with the suicide rate amongst themselves four times higher than the general population. All of which only further divides us as human beings.

As to the transgender movement, there are arguments being made today that it is an attempt to make it a civil right to have a mental illness, much like there is discussion lately that perhaps pedophilia should be listed as a sexual preference. And that perhaps it is acclimatizing the general public into familiarity for when we are interacting in our daily lives with AI machines. Who knows?

Yet, and also in reality, in most industrialized countries, rules, rights and laws are, and have been in place, where equality between the sexes should be no longer an issue. Everyone has the equal rights to make decisions on how they want to live their lives. Women rule over nations, and yield much influence and power working in government, and some become very successful in private business. As of 2019, the president, chairman and CEO of the largest arms manufacturers in the world, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, are women. Another one of the biggest, Northrop Grumman’s president/chairman is a women. The head of the CIA is a woman. As to the infamous “pay gap” between men and women. Bits of the data was selected and used, omitting, in nearly all cases, it was based on the fact that on average men work 42 hours per week, women on average work 32 hours per week. And on average men work riskier jobs, where the pay is higher, even for the women who also work such jobs.

Further to the differential qualities of men and women, brain scans, controlled studies, basic biology, chemistry, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology, all demonstrate that men and women are physically and mentally different. We absorb, process, and deliver information differently. And though we are all one consciousness but having different experiences, we also evolved with different priorities, and are immersed in different combinations of hormones. This leads to a varied interpretation and perception of reality, which is the root of the problems between male and female, within our families, and in the lives of our children. To remedy it, all one has to do is embrace the differences empathically, where equality only exists in compromising. Accept the reality that often and in many ways, men and women have pre-determined biological and psychological roles. Our differences are not always mutually exclusive, but we must face the fact that in some evolutionary way we complement each other so very much, and must not allow such a symbiotic nature of man and woman to be destroyed.

6. “Ensure availability and sustainability management of water and sanitation for all.”

Through privatization, allow a few corporations to become the “Water Division”. Free to seize and control the world’s water supplies and charge monopoly prices to build a new water delivery infrastructure that “ensures availability and sustainability”. Even if it means war with other countries to achieve. The monolithic corporation Nestle Foods, owns over 8,000 brands of water around the world. Such a new water delivery system has turned out to be the more than one million plastic water bottles humanity drinks each and every minute of each and every day. With less than 15 per cent of them actually recycled.

As it stands today, 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface is water, of this, only two per cent is fresh groundwater, 99 per cent of which is not available fresh drinking water, but instead water that is stored in lakes, rivers, swamps, glaciers and ice sheets. The Antarctic ice sheet itself holds about 60 per cent of the Earth’s fresh water supply.

The minimum amount of water a human needs to survive in a moderate climate with average activity level is about five liters per day. The minimum amount of water needed for drinking, cooking, bathing and sanitation combined, is about 50 liters per day, per person, and as a general rule, each person should have safe drinking water available less than fifteen minutes away. But in many parts of the world these minimums are still not being reached, and in fact are declining, with the supply of these basic needs being the most affected by the planet’s changing climate and pollution.

The United Nations Environment Program, reports that 450 million people in 29 countries currently suffer from water shortages, and by 2025 an estimated 2.8 billion people (20 per cent of world’s population) will be living in areas that will have increasingly scarce water supplies. After 2050 it is predicted that perhaps 40 per cent of the world’s population will be living in areas of severe water shortage. Other estimates suggest that anywhere from 768 million to 3.5 billion people currently have no access to fresh water due to diminishing groundwater supplies, 2.5 billion live without decent sanitation, and over 4 billion are without wastewater disposal. At the same time over 20 per cent of the world’s aquifers are already over-exploited, further degrading the wetlands which purify water supplies.

Americans and Canadians use 250 to 350 liters of water per day per person for drinking, cooking, showering, washing, cleaning, flushing toilets and watering lawns. In the Netherlands, they use just over 100 liters per day, while in Gambia, in Africa, they use only 4.5 liters per day. Overall, half the 7.6 billion people on the planet use about 94 liters of water per day for all their needs. And while about 85 per cent of the fresh water that is available on the planet is used by only 12 per cent of the population of the world, more than 12 million people die each year from lack of water.

In June 2018, in Cape Town, South Africa (nearly half a million people), water rationing was set at 50 liters per person per day. The minimum amount a person needs per day. An average shower (8 minutes) uses about 65 liters of water, in Cape Town people are down to 90 second showers, with many skipping days in between. A typical load of laundry uses 150 L, while a dishwasher uses 22 L. It is also now illegal to water the gardens, wash the car and to top up one’s pool. But they are adapting, by designing such things as systems which takes a home’s “gray water”, the water from a shower or dishwater, and using it to flush their toilets. At the same time, in California, it is now against the law to shower and do laundry on the same day.

Other ways to control water consumption include voice activated wireless faucets, which will dispense whatever metered amount of water you tell it to. It will also be able to listen in to whatever is being said in that room. And voice activated “intelligent” toilets, which are hooked up to Amazon’s Alexa. This allows one to sit on the toilet and ask for the sports scores, weather update, news, traffic reports or perhaps a song. With Alexa listening in, one can personalize their defecating or urinating. Alexa will know the difference in other users voices, so whether spouse, child or friend they too can personalize the experience. The potential is there for a private company or program, to monitor how often the toilet is used and even what gets flushed.

Global fresh water is dwindling quickly, not so much from drinking, cleaning and cooking, but from growing food and industry. We whine about what a liter of gasoline costs, yet will pay a bit more for the same amount of water, about three cents worth, in a plastic bottle. As for our drinking water, multiple studies are finding that over 90 per cent of it, from sampled bottled water worldwide, are full of plastic particles and chemicals, including heavy metals, phthalates, pesticides, PCB’s, and other chemicals. Also included are the innumerable amounts of microfibers which wash off our mostly polyester clothes. A recent study took tap water samples across five continents and found synthetic microfibers in every sample – 94 per cent in the US. Many of which are linked in both animal and human studies to cause cancer, premature puberty, reduced immunity, birth defects, endocrine disruption, insulin resistance, and other major diseases.

Adapting to present and future water needs will mean designing rainwater catchment and grey water systems, desalination technologies and if able, increased use of well water, but only if groundwater table is not already polluted.

Then there is our waste. Of all the landfills in the world, the majority are made up of industrial waste, including wood, while the rest of the garbage is mostly household and personal consumption trash. Billions of kilograms of disposable diapers, cell phones, sandwich bags, pens, plastic packaging, Bic lighters, TVs, fridges and stoves, clothing, shoes, electronic parts, razor blades, pill bottles, rubber tires, etc, etc, etc. Nearly a third of the landfills in the developed world are of packaging material. With every $100 we spend, about $10 goes for packaging, which then gets trashed. And though many of the manufacturers try to emphasize the importance of recycling what they use, with many in the West believing they are making a difference in the world by sorting their jars, paper and plastic, less than 2 per cent is actually recycled of the total waste stream.

Worldwide, 1.2 kg of urban waste is produced per person per day. Producing the least waste are places like Ghana, .09 kg, and Uruguay, .11 kg (about three ounces). Though Canada’s urban waste rate is about 1.8 kg per person per day, overall it produces more garbage per capita than nearly every other country on the planet, except for Australia and the US.

The US stands alone at the top of the trash pile. With only 5 per cent of the humans on the planet, they somehow gobble up more than 25 per cent of the planet’s resources, and produce over 40 per cent of the planet’s waste. Which itself spews more than an estimated 3.3 trillion kg of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere every year. Over half of the 220 million tons of waste produced in the US each year ends up in one of over 4,000 landfills spread across the land, or barged to Asia, with over 10 million tons of the waste plastic. Of this, it is estimated that perhaps 5 per cent might get recycled. Americans also use over 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour of every day. And of the 400 million or so tons of hazardous waste produced each year globally, the US alone accounts for 250 million tons of it.

Further degradation of the atmosphere, oceans, waterways, ground water and soil comes from other modern waste, such as antibiotic, genetic engineering, military, nuclear, and nano-waste. We could also add in the pollutants of fake news and junk info that deny reality.

And because we can’t fit all our junk on this one planet, there are nearly a million pieces of debris orbiting the earth from the last 50 years of space exploration, satellite launching and manning the space station. About 35,000 of these pieces are larger than 10 cm.

7. “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.”

Ensuring such access, seems at odds with, as previously mentioned, the globalist environmental groups currently running campaigns to disrupt the flow of natural gas to certain countries, forcing these same countries to build more coal-fired plants, which emit twice as much carbon dioxide as natural gas plants. The globalists are also penalizing coal, natural gas, and oil companies through the cash grab called a Carbon Tax, and then they subsidize them to continue what they are doing. Just like they subsidize and push “green energy” companies, who are many times inept, and often go bankrupt in five years. Energy consumption quotas will be set on each living being and we will be punished and criminalized for “lifestyle decisions” Smart meters that notice when someone exceeds energy usage limits set by government. Total surveillance of individuals, in order to track and calculate energy consumption.

As to the globalist’s “Green New Deal”, it’s mostly all about our energy consumption. About 20 per cent of the global population, who happen to live in a developed, high-income country, consumes 86 per cent of the world’s goods. This doesn’t look good for the remaining 80 per cent of humanity; especially when such consumption was driven by corrupt corporations, who are now saying they’ll save us, and all we’ll have to do is give up our personal sovereignty. Such consumption is leaving a trail of waste, deforestation, energy disruptions, compromised fresh water sources, ocean acidification, and all sorts of other pollution. We should all realize such a threat, because the globalists do, and believe the remedy is to get rid of the source, we the people. And the waste and pollution we leave behind.

But some realities are not mentioned in the Green New Deal, such as none of the new renewable energy sources can easily be relied upon to produce enough energy in winter, especially in northern latitudes.

Hydroelectric is great, but is usually a spring dominated resource, and that most all the suitable locations around the globe are already jam-packed with dams, and heavily developed. And while winds tend to be variable year to year and month to month, wind energy is great in the winter months, but it is also dependent on the continuation of the present economy, to offset the high costs of the high-tech moving parts and technological maintenance to keep the blades turning. And the fact that the larger turbines need at least a 9 to 11 km per hour wind to get them moving. When winds reach 85 km per hour they must be shut down, because there is a limit to blade pitch adjustment, to safely deliver power to the grid.

Twenty-first century be damned. About three billion people still cook and heat their homes using wood-burning household fires and inefficient stoves. The typical cooking fire produces about 400 cigarettes’ worth of smoke an hour, and prolonged exposure is associated with respiratory infections, eye damage, heart and lung disease, and lung cancer. And besides, if the current global population had to do the same, whether burning wood or other parts of the biomass, the planet would soon enough be bald.

Solar panel installations meanwhile, don’t keep the lights on during a power outage or on a cloudy day, because if they don’t have battery backup, their supply of power goes to the grid, not directly to houses. Battery backup is an issue for all these renewable energies. A very costly enterprise, batteries are expensive, and tend to be used only for short time periods, on average, a three day storage level. While broken or discarded panels become toxic electronic waste. And along with damaged wind turbine blades, batteries and other pieces, much of it is unable to even be recycled; with any recycling so costly it will have to be subsidized.

To compensate for limited wind and solar power, especially over the winter months, and the still needed development in battery technology, there will still need to be underground storage for natural gas and connecting pipelines for use in the winter months, then not used for much of the year. With specialized maintenance and expertise in natural gas work expensive.

The thing is that whether, solar panels, wind turbines, batteries, and modern hydroelectric dams, all would not be possible without fossil fuels. Just like agriculture is also very dependent on fossil fuels. Currently over 80 per cent of global energy production comes from fossil fuels, seven per cent comes from (maxed out) hydroelectric power, two per cent from wind power, and one per cent from solar power. The Green New Deal’s credo is to ramp up wind and solar power from its current three per cent production level to over 90 per cent by the year 2030, and not use fossil fuels anymore.

Then there are facts. Since 1985, electricity’s share from all renewable energy sources, of total energy consumption, rises 0.37 per cent per year. Of the total energy consumption today, 43.4 per cent is electrical, from all sources. So continuing on with such a growth rate, it will take 153 years until the world economy can operate completely, using only electricity.

Today, around 25 per cent of world marketed energy consumption comes from renewable sources (biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind). It was estimated that by 2050, about 50 per cent of the world’s energy will come from solar and wind. In the US today, only 10 per cent of energy comes from renewable sources (mostly hydroelectric energy). Projections suggested that this will increase to 17 per cent by 2040.

The plan is to eliminate electricity for extended periods of time to further “keep us in the dark”, and like in California recently, “to quell forest fires”. Because of the fear of a spark erupting from under-maintained infrastructure and power-lines, the excuse. Black outs and grey outs will become the norm. And to further control electricity with smart meters and the use as surveillance devices. Having no choice in not having one. Appliances will talk to the meter, we will be instructed to wash at night, it will know how many people are at home, and what devices we use and when. If using more power than a neighbour, they will want to know why and notify you. Individual rights, personal and private will be compromised. Then there are the health concerns from wireless, as smart meters pulse out their information every 15 minutes. Easily hacked, it will know when you are home or not. Refuse hooking up one will be criminalized.

People who are experts on such things suggest that if the power went out in most Western countries, and never turned back on, after thirty days half the population would be dead. Within a year 80 to 90 per cent would be dead. All infrastructure, from sewers, bridges, roads, buildings, welfare, health care, social programs to even our own physical and mental health would quickly crumble. A critical issue that we take for granted, three days without fresh water we die. But the number one killer will be water-borne diseases, then either freezing or starving to death, dying from an accident, stupidity and ignorance, or because one is fat and/or out of shape. The trick would be to somehow at least preserve the purpose of law, not justice per se but a mechanism to solve disputes. Such ways can be highly imperfect, but it’s better than the alternative.

8. Promote sustained, inclusive, sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Regulate small business out of existence with government mandated minimum wages that will bankrupt huge sections of the economy. Currently, the jobs on the decline include mostly private industries in manufacturing, construction and natural resources. Jobs on the rise are within mostly ever expanding government controlled bureaucracies, such as education, health and social assistance. And though Canada, and the US, have the lowest unemployment rates in 40 years, the majority of job growth is in part-time employment, in many cases jobs where no experience is necessary. Which is a sore point for the concept of a guaranteed minimum wage, where small business’ especially, will have to pay a set minimum wage to someone no matter if that person brings anything of value or not, such as experience, showing up on time, having a good attitude, and willing to learn. And is why places like McDonald’s are switching to electronic “kiosks” instead of actual people. At the same time, relying on working at McDonald’s for “a living wage” is of course not the way to go if one wanted to raise a family.

The globalists are also forcing employers to meet hiring quotas of LGBTQ etc workers, just like the “affirmative action” plan for blacks. This where getting a job based on merit goes the way of the dodo bird. And of course, they are destroying free market economics by denying permits and licenses to companies who don’t comply. But support “chosen” private corporations with public funds for “sustainable development”.

They also got many believing that the wealthy and their corporations are job creators, so must not be taxed. They lie, the middle class and poor are the job-creators through their purchases of goods and services. If they don’t have enough purchasing power because they’re not paid enough, companies won’t create more jobs and economy won’t grow.

In 1965 a CEO of a company made twenty times more in income than a private-sector non-supervisory production worker. Today (2019) a CEO makes 300 per cent more. And in the same time frame most all the wealth created went right to the top. From 2007 to 2013, overall wealth increased over 26 per cent, while the average household lost 43 per cent of their wealth. In 2003 the inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical American household was nearly $88,000, just ten years later it was only $56,000. If this gap continues, it is estimated that over half of all US households will be bankrupt within the next decade. Since 2007/08 the US economy has lost 14 million jobs. During this time their population has grown by 17 million people.

Defining the world today very well, is the current global job market. The top employer on the planet is the US Department of Defence, with 3.2 million employees, 1.6 million of which are said to be active and reserve duty troops. Then China’s, People’s Liberation Army, with 2.3 million employed, all of whom are active duty troops. Next are Walmart, with 2.1 million employees and McDonalds, with 1.9 employees. Others in the top ten include the UK National Health Service, the China National Petroleum Corporation, the State Grid Corporation of China, India Railways, the Indian Armed Forces, and the Hon Han Precision Factory (Foxconn), all with more than 1.3 million employees each. Foxconn is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and the fourth-largest information technology company by revenue. It is also the assembler of Apple’s I-Phone, one of the most addicting drugs in the world..

The US prison industrial complex is the country’s third largest employer. And because of over-regulation and the criminalization of debt, a market was created by the simple act of keeping a person locked up in a cell, often for minor offences that carry stiff penalties, which often can’t be paid, or unwarranted sentences, and in many cases zero tolerance. Often such prison’s employees are high-school educated men and women with no other options in the small town they reside in. With the actual prison often the biggest employer in the county. And that the majority of those doing time are black, because the majority of them have grown up without a father, so the local gang leader often stepped into that role.

As to the economy, the globalists, through their central banks, plan on funding their Agendas by using such concepts as Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Neither modern nor a theory, MMT is the printing of money to create unlimited amounts of real wealth, with rates of exchanges between money and goods and services to be set by a central body, bypassing market demand. But there are limits to the amount of real resources that you can extract through seigniorage, the difference between the value of money and the cost to produce and distribute it.

The globalists believe that this means they can never go broke, ignoring the fates of the Roman Empire, Weimar Germany, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and more recently Zimbabwe and Venezuela, among others. Their downfalls were caused by hyperinflation. Also, as the former Soviet Union, Cuba, and North Korea proved, any inefficient use of resources leads only to economic impoverishment. Unable to feed their people and nearly impossible to gain any traction for development.

While Keynesian’s believe in increased government spending during recessionary times, but calls for government restraint in a rapidly growing economy. Which prevents the increase in demand that spurs inflation, and forces the government to cut deficits and save for the next down cycle in the economy. The globalists don’t worry about debt, they believe only government spending creates goods and services, and that taxation drains any excess liquidity and controls inflation. The International Money Fund and World Bank meanwhile pride themselves in their “austerity programs”, which have impoverished millions, and even bringing down developed nations. Such austerity measures hide behind the slogan “social equity”.

Under MMT there is also the jobs guarantee, where anybody who wants a job would be guaranteed to have one, at a living wage, by the government. MMT is the sovereign-friendly justification for deficit spending without end. It allows globalist controlled governments to bribe the populace to keep voting for them, and to fund one or another of their incessant wars from an inexhaustible supply of credit or funding.

Meanwhile the stock market is a blatantly riggedwealth extraction operation”. Other rigging operations include high frequency trading, dark pools, Quantitative Easing (QE) and the Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP), which gives interest free money to a select handful of “primary dealers”, post hoc rationalization of political expediency, and power-expanding action.

The globalist’s Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing (QE) program, under the guise of stimulating job growth, recently used QE to create US$4 trillion out of thin air. Most of the $4 trillion created went to the richest .01 per cent of the population who already had $21 trillion in unused wealth. In reality, QE is a massive welfare program for the mega-wealthy. With that $4 trillion, the Federal Reserve could have instead given every non-millionaire US household $40,000, or they could have given around 114 million Americans $35,000 each. The remaining two hundred million people would be out of luck.

If QE went to the American people, poverty would undoubtedly be eliminated, with every person over the age of 18 be given a guaranteed living income. Instead, in many developed nations the majority of the populations are living in a neo-feudal society, where instead of the indentured servant we are now indebted wage slaves. The globalist’s centrally planned economic policy and government legislation are designed to keep the population economically insecure, subservient and enslaved in debt. Using their ownership of mainstream media companies to keep us ignorant and unaware.

All the while, liberal democracy, protectionism with free trade, and authoritarianism are starting to mean the same thing, while most other pressing issues of today are ignored by way of distraction. Much like the reality that many industrialized countries today are “hovering between status quo and authoritarianism, and are no longer distinguishable from their apparent enemies”.

Some even believe that the increase in the value of newly produced goods and services, and the ideology of capitalism, have created an environment that is responsible for improvements in a person’s well being. This is what has been instilled into our brains. But since the 1970’s, the pursuit of happiness has simply morphed into the “pursuit of affluence”.

Many factors create changes to one’s quality of life, including economic equality. And all is not equal. An economic system whether capitalism or communism, has nothing to do with the quality of our lives. Consider that the majority of lottery winners are broke within a few years. And further in debt than they were before they had won. But then with money, it depends on where you live, what money means to you, and how you were taught to manage it. Unfortunately, the harsh truth is that, one of the most important drivers of one’s living standards, opportunities, education and the ability to create wealth, are determined at birth, and to what family one is born into.

9. “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.”

Instead of building new infrastructure, we are mostly repairing old infrastructure that’s been neglected for fifty years. With most such infrastructure projects over budget to build, then an endless stream of cost over-runs to be paid for faulty construction, design and materials, break-downs, and ever ongoing maintenance. Previously mentioned, The globalists use the World Bank and the IMF to put countries into extreme debt, by spending money to hire corrupt corporations to build large scale infrastructure projects that ensnares developing countries into further debt.

Further to infrastructure, I have always found it odd that China has built more than 30,000 kilometers of high-speed rail over the last decade. That Japan’s bullet trains can reach nearly 320 kilometers per hour and date to the 1960s, and have moved more than 9 billion people without a single passenger casualty. And that France began service of their high-speed train in 1981 and the rest of Europe quickly followed. Yet in the US there is no true high-speed train service, aside from sections of Amtrak’s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor, where it reaches 240 kilometers per hour for only 55 kilometers of its 735 kilometer span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 104 kph. There is a high-speed rail system under construction in California, but whether it will ever get completed as intended is uncertain. The second largest country in the world, Canada, is the only G7 country that does not have high-speed rail.

As for fostering innovation (see education) the globalists will soon control all patents, and will punish the rich, entrepreneurs and innovators, and confiscate nearly all the gains of those who choose to work hard and excel, then redistribute to the masses of non-working and unemployed.

10. “Reduce inequality within and among countries.”

When I coached midget (15 to 17 years old) hockey, I saw the time when I was no longer allowed to give out an MVP award, or most dedicated player. Instead everyone had to get a medal, to protect their self esteem. No more patting players on the butt or touching them. In the dressing room there had to be two adults, never just one. The players confused because they were being told it’s not about winning anymore. And if it wasn’t, why do we still keep score and why bother with competition. Maybe that’s the globalist’s point.

The globalist’s ideal is “equality of outcome” over “equality of opportunity”. The latter is where we all begin life like we are all standing on a start line. Ahead of us is our lives and what we want to do with them. And how we want to live them. Then a starter’s pistol goes off. Some never make it to a standing position, some may lie down, and some may sit. The rest run forward, and some walk. Some get pushed aside, some are attacked, and some even die. Some tire out, get sick or break down. Some slowly walk forward constantly looking over their shoulder, some have stopped and turned around staring back from hence they came. Many fall, some get right back up. For many, their individual lives within their environment prevents them from getting ahead, some don’t care, and simply hold out their hand. And some strive, survive, keep their morals, empathy, and integrity intact, are disciplined, and work hard, and who are most often those who achieve what it is that strive to be. Their success is their reward, and should be rightfully earned, though sometimes it is not.

Equality of outcome on the other hand, is where we begin life standing on the same starting line, a bell gets rung and everything mentioned above happens to the same number of people. The race to achievement, worth and personal development is still on, whether the achievement means, fame, fortune, or self-awareness. The same articles of human conduct apply, but this time when everyone nears their end, everyone gets the same reward. No matter what they did to get there, deserved or not.

As for reducing inequality among countries, this means no borders, so that trade can move cheaply, and large groups of unskilled workers can be moved around to where needed. It would be open season for the growth of trafficking of all things, whether children or drugs.

And though it may be politically correct to say that “diversity is strength”, a recent study out of Denmark, meta-analyzed 1,001 estimates from 87 other studies and found that in actual fact, there is a “significant negative relationship between ethnic diversity and social trust.” Even when controlling for deprivation. Basically, it found, what has perhaps always been the case throughout human history, that mass immigration by those unwilling to assimilate into a new culture erodes community trust and harms society.

11.Make cities and their suburbs inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.”

Criminalize living in most rural areas by instituting “protected areas” where no people will be allowed to go. Force all people into mega-cities where they can be kept under 24/7 surveillance, and easier to manipulate and control. Any growth outside such a region, not allowed. A private farmer would be unable to get goods to market because he couldn’t afford the costs, surcharges, regulation bureaucracy, and taxes to do so. The farmer’s energy will be well monitored and severely restricted, with the share of most all services, including school services and medical clinics eventually cut. Only option will be to move into high density development regions.

City centers will be populated by a vast government employed populace, whether banking, surveillance, intelligence or management. Any land outside such civic or regional centers will be owned by the government. Surrounding such centers will be the vast majority, living in crates piled on top of each other, compressed into towers, lining transportation routes into the city center. With most everyone massively government dependant. Streets lined with smart lampposts, each able to send its signals by wireless. Topped off with cameras, listening devices and censors for the collection of air quality, traffic, and weather data, and of course for monitoring, we the public. Our lives determined by algorithms, with a person’s bio-metrics, home, health, and habits, all monitored and regulated. Facial recognition programs track us based on what we buy, where we go, what we say, text, tweet, e-mail and what we do in public. It was estimated that currently, about half the population of both Canada and the US have their image “on file”. Then there’s the surveillance complex and their monolithic data collecting agencies. A hundreds of billions of dollars industry, where everyone in the populace here and abroad, are deemed suspect, and monitored, regulated, tracked and spied on. Such data agencies have compiled lists of those deemed threats to “national security”, so that in times of national emergency or under martial law, such individuals, whether they are or not, will be rounded up and incarcerated. Can’t imagine how many are on such lists today, but in 2008, there were already more than 8 million Americans on the lists.

Ban all gun ownership by private citizens. Only ones to have them obedient enforcers ruling over an unarmed, enslaved class of impoverished workers, with or without a universal basic income, consisting of a dumbed down, never questioning population, all following only one narrative. Making the cities safe by taking away the population’s freedom.

Get rid of cars and create walk-able cities in designated regions. Penalize car owners and eventually ban vehicle ownership. Any cars will be self-driven and strictly monopolized. Force everyone onto public transit where facial recognition cameras can monitor you better, and report the movement of any person in society. Put bike lanes in everywhere whether to be used or not, and paint crosswalks in rainbow colors. As for small electric cars, they are currently only available to those who can afford them. If everyone had one we’d see our electrical energy usage spike each night while everyone charged their car. Much like if we all installed yet another air conditioner. But if they ever were able to replace fossil fuel cars all together, then there would no longer be a gas tax, which pays to take care of roads and its infrastructure. As it is, cars will soon have smart odometers, and we will be taxed by mileage, to achieve “sustainability”.

12. “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.”

Levy punitive taxes on consumption of fossil fuels and electricity, causing standards of living to drop to Third world levels. Control the narrative, running campaigns on TV, movies and social media to shame people who use gasoline, water or electricity, creating a social construct of ninnies, social justice warriors and tattlers, people who rat out their neighbours in exchange for food credit rewards, a pat on the back, and even a hug that they no doubt never got.

Globally, as already mentioned, about 20 per cent of humanity who happen to live in a developed, high-income country consumes 86 per cent of the world’s goods. At the same time, over 30 per cent of the world’s population who live in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa consume only 3.2 per cent of the world’s total. The poorest countries in the world account for only 1.3 per cent of all spending. The richest 20 per cent of the world consume 45 per cent of all meat and fish of the planet’s supply, the bottom 20 per cent consume 5 per cent. The top 20 per cent, also use up over 58 per cent of the total energy produced, the poorest use less than 4 per cent. They consume more than 84 per cent of all paper, the bottom a mere 1.1 per cent. They also own over 87 per cent of the world’s vehicle fleet, while the bottom 20 per cent own less than 1 per cent.

The US alone uses up a third of the world’s paper, a quarter of its oil, over a quarter of the coal, and nearly 30 per cent of the aluminum. America’s per capita use of energy, metals, minerals, forest products, fish, grains, meat and yes, even fresh water, rises to a monolith compared to people living in the developing world. In fact, one American consumes as much energy as seven hundred Africans. They have attained this not by being smart but by stomping around the planet destabilizing the ability of independent states to exist and protect their own resources from being plundered, by military means, often by the art of coup, and replacing elected leadership with obedient tyrants.

Fueling global consumption, the world’s 3,000 biggest corporations cause about half of all environmental damage, and about one-third of their profits. Any other profits go to a few CEO’s and speculators, even though current external costs now total $7.3 trillion a year. To counterbalance this discrepancy, the global fossil fuel industry is conveniently subsidized by respective governments to the tune of $5.6 trillion a year, using tax payer dollars.

13. “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.”

But first we must recognize who is affecting the climate the most. And take the word urgent out of the above sentence. It is true that 10 per cent of the world’s population who are responsible for the vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions live in North America, because of their consumption habits, not their numbers. While the two biggest economies in the world China and the US are producing the most greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide. It’s interesting that according to most of the studies, surveys, and polls that have been taken around the world over the years, the consumers of these two countries are also found to be the least concerned about carbon emissions. The silent majority remain silent, cloaked in cognitive dissonance. But then, the biggest impacts upon this planet are not because of greenhouse gases. If it was, we could combat climate change fairly quickly.

You want to better the planet and avoid future climate disruption, and much civil unrest, start with the Orwellian-named, US Department of Defence. Per capita it is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere today, by far. It is also the largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels (mostly petroleum) in the world, more than any other country. Its air force alone consumes over 60 per cent of it, about 11 trillion liters. An F16 jet-fighter (nearly $18 million to build) consumes over 11,000 liters of jet-fuel an hour. An M1 Abrams battle tank, burns over 220 liters an hour, getting about 250 meters per liter. And of course they are also the world’s greatest terrorist state and threat to world peace, with 10 aircraft-carrier battle groups, and over 900 U.S. military bases, installations and facilities around the globe, which are nearly all toxic, radioactive, polluting, and immoral cesspools. In fact many of their bases consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world. The US produces more hazardous waste than the five largest chemical companies combined. Whether depleted uranium, oil, jet fuel, pesticides, defoliants or lead. They are currently polluting more than 140 countries. On a side note, the US Navy is planning (Nov/2019) to release 20,000 tons of “environmental stressors”, including heavy metals and explosives, at sea, off their Pacific Northwest coastline.

The globalists are trying to speed up the process of culling the global population down to a level where further geo-engineering and the greater use of renewable energies will allow CO2 levels to drop, allowing the Earth’s atmosphere return to natural rhythms. With their agenda including further enhancing any effects of climate change attributed to CO2 emissions, through geo-engineering projects such as HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). Started up in 1993, HAARP is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency. It is being used for either electromagnetic warfare capabilities or weather modification. Especially using sky’s seeded with conductive aerosols, such as aluminum, barium, and strontium, by way of “chem.-trails” which manipulates the jet stream. If HAARP is also electromagnetic capable, it could create such things as wildfires, hurricanes, drought, flooding and perhaps even earthquakes. Perhaps a way to get people off the land, whether homesteader, farmer, rancher or villager, by corporations who will pay out the insurance money, then buy the land for a far better price. With the people then having to move to a city or its suburb.

Credited non biased researchers have recently concluded that the adaption to unavoidable consequences of climate disruption, and to prevent the crises from worsening in the coming decades, over $2 trillion should be invested over the next ten years, which would create early-warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, improved agriculture crop production, global mangrove/wetlands protection, and investing in making available and limited water resources more resilient. The only problem in the equation the globalists see is that the population must be lowered, which would lower the stress on the planet’s available resources and environment.

It’s interesting that a few trillion dollars would be enough, along with further adaptation and innovation, to get climate disruption at the least, from worsening, yet the globalist backed progressive democratic socialists in the US, if elected, want to somehow come up with over $20 trillion over the same next ten years, so that every American has health care.

14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and marine resources for “sustainable development”.

Ban most all ocean fishing, causing runaway food price inflation. Criminalize the operation of private fishing vessels, and place all ocean fishing operations under the control of government. Only allow certain corporations to carry out ocean fishing operations, under government contract, with product sold to an elite market. Such decisions will be based on how much a corporation donates to lawmaker’s campaigns. All other fish to be farmed in stagnate and nasty conditions, infused in a soup of hormones, fish-feed, waste, anti-bacteria, and chemicals.

Along with more than one-third of the world’s total grain output, one-third of the world’s fish catch is also fed to livestock. Of the world’s fish catch, 90 per cent of the largest fish in the oceans, including tuna, cod, shark, marlin, swordfish, and halibut are already gone, just in the last 50 years.

Consider salmon stocks continuing to drastically drop. Climate change is a very small contributing factor but is used so we don’t have to point the finger so much at ourselves. The problems include degradation of their habitat, hatchery fish have complicated genes, too high fish harvest limits for way too long, dams with no upstream or downstream passage, pollution, ocean plastics, warming oceans, and dead zones of ocean acidification.

According to a recent study, if things carry on as they are, by 2025 the oceans are expected to contain about one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Chew on that for awhile.

It is estimated that about 150 million tons of plastic debris currently floats around the seven seas. Much of it takes hundreds of years to break down back to its base, tiny plastic nodules. These beady little pellets are less than one micron in diameter, about the diameter of a bacterium. Comparatively, spider web silk is about three to eight microns, a single human hair averages between ten and two hundred microns. These oil-based plastic nodules, as well as the previously mentioned micro-fibers, are used in everything from toothpaste to cosmetics, shampoo, soap, and aspirin. Such nodules and fibers are also what such things as socks, shoes, bed-sheets, acrylic, polyester, latex, cotton or wool blends, are made up of. And are all things which we wash on a regular basis.

While the larger pieces of plastic kill thousands of the largest animals, like the sea lion, seals, turtles and birds. The micro-plastics nodules, can absorb certain pollutants, and are easily ingested by many water species, including fish and shellfish. Millions of sea creatures are affected by consuming plastic. With many, eventually ending up on our dinner plate, and what we don’t eat gets thrown out in a plastic bag, another lion king circle of life sort of thing.

Recently, a young blue whale washed up on a Spanish beach. An autopsy deemed it died from peritonitis, basically an infection of the inner lining of the stomach, as it was unable to digest or excrete the over 29 kilograms of plastic found within its digestive system.

From 1950 to 1999, plastic production rose 20,000 per cent. In the first 10 years of the 21st century, more plastic was produced than in all of the last century. This includes the over 70 billion plastic bottles and one trillion plastic bags that are produced each year globally. Currently about 300 million tons of plastic is produced yearly. About half of which is for single use packaging.

When such plastic, chemical sludge and other debris end up in the oceans, currently at the rate of one dump truck dumping its load every minute, it creates such things as trash vortexes in the oceans. Plastic debris comes mostly from Asia and Africa, while the Western countries’ obedient citizens at least attempt to recycle their jars, cans, plastic and paper, nearly shamed into doing so.

15. “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of land ecosystems, and to sustainably manage forests. To combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation. Halt biodiversity loss.”

Meanwhile, since 2016 over 50 per cent of total global forest loss happened in only three countries, Brazil, Canada, and Russia. Romania lost all its intact forests. Madagascar has lost over 90 per cent, Paraguay 79 per cent. Current estimates suggest Paraguay, Laos, Cambodia and Equatorial Guinea will lose all their forests within the next twenty years. Even the rich, vast northern forests of Canada, has lost or altered over half of its forest cover. British Columbia doesn’t even do anything with the forests they are cutting down; they simply export the tree intact, de-limbed, but bark still on her, to Asia.

Overall and everywhere, logging is the principal devourer of forests, with cattle ranching and commercial agriculture a close second. Fires linked to human action accounted for 21 per cent of the loss, with mineral exploitation taking its fair share. West Africa’s coastal rain forests have nearly all but disappeared since 1900. Because of air currents, if all the African rain forests were to vanish, rainfall in the Gulf of Mexico, the Ukraine, and Southern Europe, would drop drastically.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia alone deforests one million hectares a year. Brazil has lost about 95 per cent of its coastal forest, and much of its 60 per cent share of the Amazon basin, with their government declaring their deforestation addiction a national emergency. The biggest chunk of rain forest remaining is still the Amazon basin. Now only covering about four million sq km, it represents over half of the planet’s remaining rain forests. It is the largest and most diverse rain forest on the planet. Besides many other living species, it has been estimated that the Amazon forest still has 390 billion individual trees, of 16,000 different species. Twenty per cent of the Amazon forest has already been clear cut, another twenty per cent is close to being gone. Of the remaining forests, over 90 per cent are now being affected by forest degradation. It is estimated that if conditions persist, by 2030, there will only be about 20 per cent of the Amazon forests remaining, with half of it in a degraded condition. In fact, one tenth of all global carbon emissions today are coming from the clearing of land and accompanying fires in the Amazon forest.

For the quickly disappearing Amazon basin, its future climate is already here. As it loses its tree cover rainfall in parts of the US Midwest, Northwest, and in most of their Southern states, will drop significantly, and already is. By 2050 it is estimated that all tropical forests will be gone from the Earth. Such land degradation, besides causing more flooding and water run-off, is also the root cause of most socioeconomic problems in many of the developing countries. But the madness of deforestation for profit continues unabated.

To “combat” this the globalists plan, as already mentioned, is to force people to move into human settlement zones, urban/mega-cities. There we will be put into 28 square meter (3 by 9 meter) urban modular housing units, predominately stacked on top of each other. Mass resettlement as people are forced to vacate where they live, and abolition of all private property . Create vast wilderness spaces, for future use. Criminalize private land ownership. Tightly control all agriculture and agricultural tracts, including ranches, by policies dictated by Monsanto/Bayer and government regulators. Regulate every input that a farmer uses. Nationalize farms.

Ban wood stoves, rainwater collection and home gardening. Criminalize self-reliance, and force total dependence on government. Can’t have people living off the grid and living in “protective forests”. Allow no private ownership, no private land, and stop allowing people from doing what they want to the land/property they do own. Using “Sensitive lands” laws, your private property overlay and public property can be taken away at any time. Whether a copse of Garry Oak trees, or a stream running through or under your property, or your back yard is an animal crossing, lands will be seized without compensation and dedicated forever to protection. Often, without you even knowing.

All zoning laws and bio-diversity areas will be mapped out. Here in British Columbia, there are many whose main residence is either in another province or country, who also own a home or condo here. The majority, especially those with single dwelling homes, spend months here. That’s why they bought here. They shop, furnish their home, garden, get their car fixed, go to Home Depot every weekend, dine, contribute to the community and carry on as if they live here, which they do. They know and are friends with their neighbours. But now, such owners have to pay a two per cent speculation tax, if they do not live in their home at least six months out of the year. If it’s less time one is now required to rent the place out. Even though many of these foreign and domestic owned homes/condos are on the higher end of the scale for renter availability. The working poor, unemployed, homeless, student or single mom with children certainly won’t be able to afford the rent. Especially when you’d have to move out for some months while the owners live there. And who’s furniture and artwork on the walls is it. So what sort of diversity are we talking about here exactly.

16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, private access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels”. The scariest line in the Agenda.

Once again, everyone herded into mega-cities. Where theoretically, if any dissidence occurs we could all be sprayed down if needed.

One of the other many ways is granting legal immunity to illegal aliens and “protected minority groups”. As well as medical care and whatever else they need, and eventually their vote. This will free some of them to maybe engage in illegal and even immoral activity, because they are now entitled as a “protected class” in society. And because of “diversity”, they no longer have to assimilate into the general population. Just look at what is happening to Sweden and the UK. As to the “inclusive institutions”, this means that corporations who hire illegal aliens, the LGBTQ etc, community, and other protected classes, over merit, will be given favourable tax structures and government grants. And though many are walking around saying “Hello. I am special”, policy decisions will favor the “common good” (the herd) over individuals. With the ends justifying the means. The moral principle of the ends can never justify the means will become a myth.

As for law, which often has nothing to do with justice, use revenue, tax and other federal agencies to selectively punish unfavourable groups with punitive audits, and regulatory harassment. All the while ignoring the criminal activities of those corporations favoured by the government. Because the elites have no problem that everyone be allowed to be treated the same before the law and enjoy the same rights as other citizens, except of course for the elite. In reality there is a two-tiered law system. But really no one is more in favour of equal rights and abolition of social privileges than the elite, since they have no need for social privilege since they control the real power, money. Further, they’d rather remove due process, especially since the majority of those being incarcerated are unable to have proper representation as it is, nor can afford to submit any sort of defence. Get it into the mainstream media and one can be convicted not by a jury but a biased public opinion. Then the government will destroy you because you are no match for the funds they can spend. Without even being proven guilty by a court of law, you can be destroyed financially, lose your family, friends, all your possessions and livelihood. With many then putting a gun in their mouths and pulling the trigger.

Over-regulate everything. In many western countries, especially the US and Canada, the typical person goes through each day breaking at least three laws, that we aren’t even aware of. And we are beyond simply thinking someone is doing wrong that law enforcement can give a good enough excuse for a warrant to bug someones phone. “It’s no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some individual suspicion of wrongdoing. It covers phone calls, emails, texts, search history, what you buy, who your friends are, where you go, who you love.”

17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

By way of enacting global trade mandates that over-ride individual national, state or province, and local laws. Grant unrestricted powers to corporations such as Monsanto, Dow Chemical, RJ Reynolds, Coca Cola, and Merck. Enact laws where a town or province can be sued if they “effect the profit making ability of such entities”. Pass global trade agreements that bypass a nation’s lawmakers and override intellectual property laws, to make the world’s most powerful corporations maintain total monopolies over drugs, seeds, fresh water, chemicals and technology. Nullify national laws and demand total global obedience to trade agreements authored by an unelected world body and rubber stamped by the US. Implement policies meant to incentivize a reduced population, through vaccinations, health care, and reproductive services, like pharmaceuticals, and abortion, genetically modified food, fluoride, and radiation manufactured diseases.

A major piece of the plan also includes the insidiously modern technology, called 5G (fifth generation cellular network technology). All things will become a part of the web, including ourselves. To explain, humans possess only four basic emotions, arousal, pleasant, unpleasant, and calm. And since we are electromagnetic and electrical organisms, with even our cells and cell structures communicating electrically, these basic emotions operate on their own separate frequency. Though unable to travel through solid objects, such frequencies are felt when we interact with one another. They are the vibes we get from one another, whether it’s romance in the air, or the undertone of unease and danger, “cutting the air in the room with a knife”. The frequencies are also based on our five physical sensors: of taste, sight, hearing, touch, and smell, which along with the senses of balance, pain, hunger, thirst, and temperature contributes to our experience of our surroundings, but which only shows us a three-dimensional universe. Our behaviour on the other hand will come from inherited traits, while our perceptions of things, comes from information received, experiences, and our consciousness. When such fields are in balance we are healthy, when they are not, we experience disease – physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. 5G technologies can manipulate these frequencies, and destabilize their distributions, to induce feelings of arousal, conviviality, meanness, friendliness, anger, and even experience extreme pain, without our awareness. Indeed, 5G technology initially was developed to be used as crowd control weapons, where when used can either make a crowd feel like their skin is on fire, or everyone is crying and in need of a hug. The technology is also what’s behind the body scanners at airports, introduced two years ago, and the now rising cases of cancers among those employees who spend their shift operating such machines.

The previous four generations of cellular transmitters used between one to five gigahertz (GHz), 5G on the other hand operates from 24 to 90 GHz and uses millimeter waves, not cellular. These waves have a shorter range than microwaves so their antennas will have to be everywhere. A typical urban street will have to have them atop every fourth or so light pole. The 5G waves also cannot travel through solid objects, such as trees, so in many urban areas they will have to be the first to go.

And though scientific studies are not yet written, because of it being so new and overall effects are still unknown, according to reports already coming out, there are cases of both people and insects alike getting sick due to nearby 5G towers is already on the rise. But more importantly we will have quicker internet.

Even scarier is the recent reports where scientists, and because we are electrical beings like every other living thing, now have the ability to predict our choices before we are consciously aware of them, and can translate our thoughts into speech. One all encompassing net/grid/matrix, is the goal. With the end game, to connect the human brain to artificial intelligence (AI) and through such a matrix, control our emotional perceptions by the information coming from AI.

Control the digital grid is all important. In India where 60 per cent of the population lives under the poverty line, over a billion people are bio-metrically profiled. Data includes fingerprints, iris scans, and facial recognition programs. In Russia all digital data, phone, email, Facebook, and Twitter is now recorded. Online, any blogger who has over 3,000 followers is put on file with the government, and is not allowed to remain anonymous. In China, they have the ultimate control system where each person has a social credit score attached to them until they die. Few people can afford to be “blacklisted” while every action they make is tracked and rated for acceptance or consequence. No one dares to do anything outside of collective norms for fear they would be interpreted as socially negative. One must always be politically correct, all follow the same narrative, and not to upset others or the government.

The control of the narrative is all important. The globalists and their presstitutes at the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, BBC, CBC, NPR, and all the rest in the US, UK, EU, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, learned their craft from Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Most importantly the globalists are relying on manufacturing consent through the media. Starting with the ownership of the media by corporations, where it’s all about profit and the push for profit by whatever it takes. Whether getting advertising money by selling advertisers customers, or creating customers to become consumers and not citizens, and who are able to be swoon one way or another, with no basis if it is true or not. Doing this by using the our emotions to get us to purchase what we are programmed to believe that we need. The media elite provide the complicity.

In conclusion, the globalist’s agenda is for sustainability, stability, and security, of themselves. In reality there is presently more than enough wealth and capabilities to solve both societal and climate problems. We live in the most wealthy and technologically advanced society in the history of civilization. People should not have to struggle and be buried in debt to get basic necessities and live a healthy life. But the globalist elite want the goal to be centralization. To use “saving the environment”, which they are destroying (disaster capitalism), to justify the industrialization and end of democracy.

The dilemma the globalists have is either somehow lower the population or simply program us, and get us all crammed into huge regional capitals. I think they’ve been doing both. Control of the land, natural resources, and entire populations. To control air through carbon emission regulations, the ground by sustainable development and the sea through environmental regulations. A comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally, by organizations of the UN system, governments, and major groups in every area which humans impact the environment. State management of all Eco-systems, all land, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes and oceans, agriculture, bio-technology, food and fresh water, ensuring equity equals slavery. This is mostly happening at the local level, so question town representatives, and explain the facts of what they are blindly teaching. And hope they see the light.

Of the 7.7 billion residents on the planet 5 billion of us have a mobile device, half (over 2.5 billion) are smartphones. Meanwhile, The Internet of Things (from traffic lights to fridges phones and tablets) is expected to grow to around 20.4 billion devices by 2020, and use of cloud services will grow as well. Of these billions, about 73 per cent of people who misplace their phone experience a mild to severe state of panic until it’s found. But then the average adult today spends 2 to 4 hours a day on their phone, swiping and touching it, sometimes even feeling our phones vibrating in our pockets when they aren’t even there. Our phones are a surveillance and tracking device that governments and corporations can exploit anytime they wish. Even creating our relationships, including building up illusions of friendship and intimacy. Making us all dopamine addicts.

Dopamine is a chemical produced by our brains that plays a huge role in motivating our behaviour. It gets released when we take a bite of delicious food, when we have sex, after we exercise, and, importantly, when we have successful social interactions. “I feel tremendous guilt,” admitted Chamath Palihapitiya, former Vice President of User Growth at Facebook, to an audience of Stanford students. He was responding to a question about his involvement in exploiting consumer behaviour. “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works,” he explained. He highlighted that smartphones and social media platforms like Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram leverage the very same neural circuitry used by slot machines and cocaine to keep us using their products as much as possible.

As for technology saving us, maybe. But the advancements in the world of machines do not necessarily mean advancements in the world of people. Dependence upon digital devices, makes our lives more convenient and comfortable, but in reality only enslaves us. So entranced with a screen and the dopamine rushes it gives. Some will say that our society has simply become more convenient and more comfortable with the digital age, which they feel is a positive. Others are afraid of the social changes that come with the globalization that the digital age brings. Others believe that centralization and dependency are “natural” extensions of man’s evolution and inevitable. and so we should embrace it. While the Futurists, a subculture of drum-beaters believe that all old ideas and ways of living are obsolete and must be thrown out to make way for all new ideas and ways of living. That all new ideas are an automatic improvement, with each new generation superior and more wise to the one before it, because each new generation will have access to ever more information. Reality is there are very few new ideas in the world, only old ideas rehashed and recycled and repainted to look different.

The influx of many technologies today is not necessarily the problem; it is how these technologies are being applied in our society. Having unlimited information at our fingertips is not the same thing as wisdom. Besides the aforementioned loss of our knowledge to grow, forage and hunt food. Many no longer know how to fix anything that is broken. Whether their car or knowing how to use a hammer and screwdriver. Completely dependent on automation. With far too many people living completely on the grid, with many born into it. People, that if you could reach down into their world of comfortable slavery and grab them by the scruff of their neck and drop them into the middle of a forest. With food, water and possible shelter everywhere around them, they would still die.

One must remember that the globalist elite are a separate culture from the rest of humanity, with its own tribal customs, mythologies and beliefs. They are a secretive occult group of narcissistic sociopaths, whose main motivation is to condition or tear down normal, moral and free society until it becomes a place in which they can openly be themselves without fear of judgment or consequences. They want to change the world into a habitat that will accept them.

According to criminology not all criminals are full blown narcissistic sociopaths, but most full blown narcissistic sociopaths are criminals. How successful they are usually depends on their ability to blend in and mimic or manipulate normal people. Their defining character features include “a complete lack of conscience and empathy, the ability to rationalize any and all destructive behaviour, a desperate need to be adored or admired by everyone around them, a feeling of being “more special” than most people, a feeling of superiority, delusions of grandeur or an inherent right to manage the lives of others, an obsessive need to control and manipulate, impulsive desires and deviant sexual inclinations, and they will only associate with people they feel are like them and are “equally superior”.

Their primary drive is to fulfill their fantasies of superiority and godhood. The more deviant the action, and the more successful they are at getting away with it, the more dopamine they generate and the more satisfied they feel. This leads to an endless cycle, seeking out more and more exploitation of others which becomes less and less satisfying, which leads to even greater deviance.

These traits are inborn, not a product of environment. In some cases environment can play a role in activating these traits, but if a person is not born with them, they generally do not adopt them later in life because of a traumatic environment. Narcissistic sociopaths defy all forms of treatment and cannot be reformed. They have no concrete personality beyond these traits, therefore, if you remove the traits, they are left with nothing else.

Using the basic requisites of socialism’s core ideology of confiscation and redistribution of private property, combined with enforced collectivism and a strong central planning apparatus that erases individual liberty, the economy and society would be entirely transformed. Car and air travel would be banned, except for the elite of course, and law enforcement. All jobs created would be unionized, and every family given a guaranteed income and paid retirement, even those unwilling to work. Such ideas though could never be attained because many citizens don’t want to be unionized, they don’t want to have to rebuild a perfectly good home, give up their car or to never fly again. And especially don’t want to fund the living expenses and retirement of other people who are “unwilling to work”. Under the globalist’s regime the vast majority who do have a job, will be working for the government. So the only way left for the globalists is to continue creating the effects of inequality, poverty and the overall deterioration of society, which will only lead to widespread chaos and violence.

From Antifa to democratic socialists, the goal of the globalists is to use such extreme leftist groups to prod conservative movements, which are the primary threat to globalism. To make people feel unsafe yet provide no dialogue. Instead will forcibly make you believe in their ideology through violent protests and harassment where you dine and live. You will not have freedom of speech and must be anti-constitutional. Mussolini would be proud of them. They are currently trying to manipulate conservatives into voluntarily abandoning their principles of constitutional liberty and limited government. By making certain conservatives into tyrants. In order to dismantle democratic institutions as fast as possible and install a complete centralized command economy run by unelected tsars, which is neither participatory nor democratic.

But a new paradigm is organically evolving: new economic systems, sustainable communities, solar energy, organic farming, liquid democracy, worker co-ops and new media. For all the problems we are confronted by, there are existing viable solutions. There is much to feel positive about. There is currently many decentralized global uprisings, undermining systems of centralized and consolidated power around the globe. A new world is being born. It remains to be seen what will unfold, but if the world’s largest silent majority continue to stare into their phone, TV screens and tablets every moment of our waking lives the vision can be seen watching films such as Blade Runner (both of them), The Matrix, Clockwork Orange, the Purge films, Minority Report, Fahrenheit 451, the Running Man, and Soylent Green, among so many others. So many books as well, by the great visionaries Orwell, Huxley, and Atwood, et al.

Since the elite now know so much about us because they have created us, they are able to manipulate our psyches better than we even understand ourselves. But we do still have a choice. Indeed life is decisions, then how we live based on those decisions. And though there are many people who are growing acutely aware that much of what we say and do is becoming officially retrievable and could be used against us someday, somehow. Whether engaged in a phone discussion, email correspondence, online searches, banter at a party or even a quiet conversation at home, people are losing a sense of activity that is truly private. All that is left to do is to be relentlessly honest as possible with ourselves, friends, family, co-workers and social media followers. Be truthful when we see or hear an untruth. Because truth will set us free, and is actually the one thing the globalists cannot manipulate whether its about them, the world or us. But only if we stay open to each other. While silence is continuing complicity.

10/25/19

Debt to GDP Ratio by Country 2019

For the economists in the crowd…

What countries have the largest debt in the world? Here is a list of the top ten countries with the most national debts, according to its GDP, and those with the least.

  1. Japan (¥1,028 trillion ($9.087 trillion US))
  2. Greece (€332.6 billion ($379 billion US))
  3. Portugal (€232 billion ($264 billion US))
  4. Italy (€2.17 trillion ($2.48 trillion US))
  5. Bhutan ($2.33 billion (US))
  6. Cyprus (€18.95 billion ($21.64 billion US))
  7. Belgium (€399.5 billion ($456.18 billion US))
  8. United States of America ($19.23 trillion (US))
  9. Spain (€1.09 trillion ($1.24 US))
  10. Singapore ($350 billion ($254 billion US))

Japan, with its population of 127 million people, has the highest national debt in the world by a huge amount, at 234.18% of its GDP. Japan’s equity and real estate bubbles burst starting in the fall of 1989. Equity values plunged 60% from late 1989 to August 1992, while land values dropped throughout the 1990s, falling an incredible 70% by 2001. By 2008 the government had already had to bail out banks and insurance companies, and had provided them with low-interest credit. Banking institutions were soon consolidated and nationalized, with other fiscal stimulus initiatives used to help reboot the struggling economy. Unfortunately, these actions caused Japan’s debt level to skyrocket.

With a population of 329 million people, the US national debt is currently 109.45% of its GDP.

Canada’s national debt is currently at 83.81% of its GDP. It’s national debt currently sits at about $1.2 trillion CAD ($925 billion US). Canada experienced a gradual decrease in debt after the 1990s all the way until 2010 when the debt began increasing again.

Germany’s debt ratio is currently at 59.81% of its GDP, with it’s total debt approximately 2.291 trillion € ($2.527 trillion US). Germany is Europe’s largest economy.

China’s national debt is currently 54.44% of its GDP, a significant increase from 2014 when the national debt was at 41.54% of China’s GDP. It’s current national debt is over ¥38 trillion (over $5 trillion US). An International Monetary Fund report from 2015 stated that China’s debt is relatively low, and many economists have dismissed worries over the size of the debt both in its overall size and relative to China’s GDP. China currently has the world’s largest economy and the largest population of 1.4 billion people.

Russia’s debt ratio is one of the lowest in the world at 19.48% of its GDP, the ninth least indebted country in the world. It’s debt is currently at a total of over 14 billion руб ($216 billion US), with most of Russia’s external debt private.

Other countries whose debt is lower than 20% of its GDP include the United Arab Emirates, Solomon Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Botswana. Countries with debt below 10% of its GDP are Estonia (6.12%), Afghanistan (6.32%), and Brunei (2.46%).

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/countries-by-national-debt/

IMF data from the April 2018 “IMF World Economic Outlook” database.

09/21/19

Inside Agendas 21 and 2030

A 17 Page Dense Essay

Some things about skeptics, which in ancient Greece were called skeptikos, defined as someone who doubted even the possibility of real knowledge. While the Latin word scepticus, meant being thoughtful, inquiring and reflective. Its most up to date definition is someone who questions validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual. Whether values, plans, mainstream media news, the goals of those in power, statements, or the character of others.

Oddly, in science a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue. Or as George Carlin once said, “Tell people, there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.

Just because someone tells us something, or we see something online or on TV, until otherwise proven by facts, actions, and/or behaviour, we should take it with a grain of salt. Much like when we were young children walking around asking, why, how come, why not, and what do you mean? To do otherwise would seem something was wrong with us. But then we also continue to give people the benefit of the doubt, which is also pretty crazy. Considering this is where the predators, exploiters, and abusers hide behind. Hence, over 95 per cent of child and spousal mental, physical and sexual abuse is done by a known family member.

One should consider things, examine them, and not take them for granted, don’t ya think? Research and listen to all sides of any debate or information received, no matter how painful it may be. Through understanding where all sides are coming from, is where the nuggets of truth stand out when comparing them, and which may be missed by the many who know of only one side. Because either side whether liberal or conservative are sometimes right and sometimes not.

Being skeptical is similar to critical thinking in that it does not mean criticizing everything and everybody in sight. Critical thinking is when we use all our intellectual skills by means of observation, learning, experience, reasoning and communication, to form a reliable guide to belief. Sadly we have replaced such problem-solving ability with self-righteousness.

George Orwell wrote, “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it”, so true. Today anyone who criticizes say, the government of Israel’s Zionist policies against the Palestinians are deemed anti-Semitic, even though one doesn’t need to be Jewish to be a Zionist, indeed in the US and UK there are many Christian-Zionists. Because Judaism is a religion, Zionism is a political ideology. Or he, who questions government explanations for events and actions, is labelled a conspiracy nut or dissident. To criticize and question the propaganda that portrays Russia as the bad man in the world, one is deemed a Putin puppet. Say mainstream media is in the smear business, they will smear you. Question immigration policy one is a racist, open a door for a lady while smiling, a sexist. Recently a white guy got his knickers in a twist because I wouldn’t apologize for being white, just like a black guy wouldn’t apologize for being black or an Asian guy wouldn’t apologize for being Asian.

Those who are skeptical simply want the truth. As someone once said “Being intelligent…….not because you question everything, but because you question everything you think you know.” People are skeptical and so we should be. There are also people who simply don’t like to be lied to or made fun of, or feel they are, which often only brings paranoia and distrust. Others don’t want to be considered “the other” by their tribe, so will believe what they are told and ignore the discrepancies in the actions and behaviour of others in their own tribe. And of course there are also people who are skeptic of skeptics.

Much of what is written here does not necessarily mean it is what I truly believe, for I remain skeptical, but it is what I have found to be confirmed, known, and discussed whether by theory or fact, and from multiple sources, and simply makes sense. So until further information presents itself, maybe it’s closer to the truth. For there are many things we have been told that do not make sense, and so very much we do not nor will ever know.

For many people all we know of history is our own, and with history being re-written all the time to line up with today’s narrative, what we think went down and what actually did, lies in a fog that covers us all as a cloak and unfortunately, will soon be forgotten. Such deception is what we need to free ourselves from. The following is what I think about the global initiatives, Agenda 21 and 30, and why I think they are insidious. I don’t think I’m sharing anything new, other than following dots along threads, falling down rabbit holes, researching, and hopefully looking at things under a different light. Personally I’d be unable to make such things up.

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.” – Bertrand Russell

Not to be read by the faint of heart, easily triggered, close minded or unhinged, and anyone who doesn’t want to know about anything that may disrupt their daily routine and programming. But then maybe it should.

The Back Story

Signed in 1992 by 177 countries, Agenda 21 is a legally non-binding statement of intent, and not a treaty, of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development. A product of the Earth (Rio) Summit (UN Conference on Environment and Development) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that year. It is based on the economy, environment and social equity, and targets five main goals, People, the Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. In the US their Senate did not hold a formal debate or vote on it when President George H. W. Bush signed it, but did have support from Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Eliot Engel and William Broomfield. It also enacted the polluter pays principle, to make a party responsible for producing pollution responsible for paying for the damage done to the natural environment or simply a Carbon Tax. Which doesn’t stop anyone from polluting; it just means they have to pay a little extra for it.

Speaking at the Rio summit, 12 year old Severn Cullis-Suzuki, daughter of Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki, spoke about how she was “afraid to breath the air” or go out in the sun, and warned of mass extinctions of plants and animals. She pleaded that rich nations should stop spending money on wars and instead, “Let go of some of our wealth”. She felt, “At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world. You teach us not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect others, to clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures, to share, not be greedy. Then why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do? Do not forget why you are attending these conferences, who you are doing this for. We are your own children. You are deciding what kind of a world we are growing up in.”

They did decide, by continuing on status quo for nearly 30 years, implementing their Agenda 21 along the way. Ms Suzuki’s language was similar to angry 16-year-old girl Greta Thunberg, who tried shaming world leaders in a tearful tirade at the UN, in September/2019, because she has been brainwashed to believe the world will cease to exist in ten years. It’s an odd way to go about dealing with a problem. Something like climate change, where only a part of the problem is from human activity, one would think cooperation would be the way to go, instead of berating and screaming. Thunberg especially went after Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey. She even filed a legal formal complaint against them for their carbon emissions, yet didn’t have anything to say about the largest polluters in the world, the US and China. Conveniently her speech overshadowed the fact that at the same UN conference, over 50 countries strongly denounced and spoke out against Israel’s apartheid of Palestine.

In 1996 Bill Clinton put forth America’s own version of the plan through the “Presidential Council on Sustainable Development”, which published the book “Sustainable America – A New Consensus”, and which outlines plans for its indoctrination, propaganda, and to neutralize opposition. The focal points of Agenda 21 in the US became the Division Chief for Sustainable Development and Multilateral Affairs, Office of Environmental Policy, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, and the US Department of State. In other countries, such as the UK, Canada, France, and Australia, Agenda 21 is overseen by similar and corresponding agencies. In effect it is a control of resources and populations plan, with a side of eugenics, and an attempt to put the “collective” agenda over individual rights. And very few have heard about it.

Nor of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by 193 UN member states in September 2015 at a UN summit. The 2030 Agenda is universal, applying to all countries and requiring them for the next 15 years, “to accelerate climate change and environmental protection, reduce unemployment, strengthen gender equality, and promote peaceful societies if the world is to eradicate poverty and shift into a more sustainable development”. They recognize that a range of social needs, including education, health, and social protection, can be addressed by building economic growth.

The 2030 Agenda targets the same five main goals of Agenda 21, but that extra effort was to be given to 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the original document. Right out of Huxley’s Brave New World, the goals now include,

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace and Justice
  • Strong Institutions and Partnerships

And that all these goals are achieved before 2030, only ten years away, or the world ends. Their motto is, “If we realize our ambitions across the full extent of the Agenda, the lives of all will be profoundly improved and our world will be transformed for the better.” Sounds lovely in a controlling sort of way, with the actual agenda and the gritty details on how they want to reach such goals, we will be discussing later, below.

Agenda 21 was set up to be executed at local, national, and global levels. By going through the UN, the people behind the agenda are doing an end run around national governments and working directly with local governments and multilateral organizations. It is a calculated attempt to end sovereignty of both soul and country, by a central un-elected authority controlling everything, and reshaping consumption patterns as to what we buy, eat, use, and how and where we are to live. They use the control of Marxist/totalitarian concepts, but without the revolution part, thus it has been instead spoon-fed to us for over fifty years.

Those behind such a project are the same geopolitical plutocratic elite who are controlling much of the narrative today. For the sake of a number of variations, we’ll call such plutocratic elite and their corporations, globalists. And if we are being honest here, after seeing and listening to Mark Zuckerberg, do you actually believe he is running one of the largest companies in the world? At the top are families who do not align themselves with any country or government. They do not care for the humanity they are trying to reform, nor the environment, with generational paedophilia running deep in their veins. Such globalists hold massive control over just about everything, with their central banks literally running much of the world. Families such as the Payseur, Nobel, Astor, DuPont, Reynolds, Rockefeller, and Rothschild, control the banks and corporations at the top, who then control governments by giving politicians absurd amounts of money towards their campaigns, and purchasing their bias and leniency through a process we call gerrymandering and lobbying. It continues for generations as the corporations offer lots of possible lucrative job and business opportunities for not only politicians after they leave office, but their spouses, even their grown kids.

They all live within bubbles, where they and their family only hang out with others in the same bubble. Most all, feel above the rest of us regular folk, and don’t trust us to make our own decisions, because they fabricated who we are and know us very well, so feel they must decide for us. And though they are evil in their intentions, like many terrorists they are not madmen. They are very well organized, extremely dedicated, disciplined, and usually “retaliation proof”.

The globalists came to ruling the world when they took control of the oil industry at the end of the 19th century. Before that time they were railroad barons, financiers, ship builders, arms manufacturers, and industrialists. They expanded their central banking system globally, from the original 12 banks that made up the Bank of England (House of Rothschild), which was managed at the time by the corporation, The City of London, which contrary to popular belief is not a part of England, just as Washington DC is not a part of the US. The City of London came into fruition after The English Civil War in the 17th century, while Washington DC was incorporated in 1871, and would later allow the globalists to open their private, central bank, the Federal Reserve in 1913, to eventually make and keep the US dollar the global default currency of exchange. This would prove handy because by 1945 their endeavours during their British Empire had come to a close, so they simply shifted focus onto their new empire. And their new empire, though currently being attacked, has been very successful. In 2000 the only State central banks not owned by them, included China, Russia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, North Korea, and Cuba. Today the holdouts are only China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba.

A few years after the Federal Reserve came into being; in 1921 the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was founded by British Oxford Rhodes scholars and Fabians. It is a US nonprofit, 4900 member organization, publisher, and think tank specializing in US foreign policy and international affairs. Headquartered in New York City, they have an additional office in Washington DC. Its membership has included senior politicians, more than a dozen secretaries of state, CIA directors, bankers, lawyers, professors, and senior media figures. Today the CFR promotes globalization, free trade, reducing financial regulations on transnational corporations, and economic consolidation into regional blocs such as NAFTA and the European Union, and develops policy recommendations that reflect these goals. They are the most influential foreign-policy think tank in the US, dictating much of US policy whether foreign or domestic. In the mid-nineties, they and the neoconservative think tank, Project for the New American Century (PNAC), whose members included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Robert Kagan, Richard Perle, Elliott Abrams, and John Bolton, came up with a plan for the US’s future role in the world. The report called for a “new Pearl Harbor” type event, which would give the US a rationale to enter the Middle East militarily and change the entire political landscape. A few years later, 9/11 accomplished this goal. The globalists have known for over a century that they only need to get away with one major false flag event every couple of decades to push the populace into a war or a cultural crisis which can be exploited. The problem for the US is after 9/11 they insanely began walking the road the previous Soviet Union had walked. Where after a decade-long bungled war in Afghanistan the Soviet Union went bankrupt and their communist manifesto dissolved.

On the flip side, The John Birch Society, founded by the Koch brother’s father, Fred Koch, in 1958, represents a conservative political philosophy found primarily in the US stressing tradition, limited government and civil society, along with religious, regional, national and Western identity. They echo the most common accusation against the CFR, that it is “Guilty of conspiring with others to build a one world government…”

The globalist’s network of central banks today include the American bank Goldman Sachs, which was founded in 1869, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. which is the largest bank in the US, and the world’s sixth largest bank by total assets (US $2.6 trillion). Before 2000 it was the Bank of the Manhattan Company, founded in 1799, and had gained incredible power and wealth after literally making a killing over the American Civil War, and from the loans given to rebuild. Six years after the Civil War, Washington DC became the corporation it is. Other central banks include Barclays PLC (founded in 1690) in the City of London, the German, Deutsche Bank AG (1870); the French, Société Générale S.A. or SocGen (1864); the Swedish, Swedbank AB (1820), and the Swiss investment bank UBS Group AG (1862), one of the “biggest, most powerful financial institutions in the world”. Interestingly most of these banks were founded within and around the same decade of the Civil War, for the globalists had to be able to manage and distribute the incredible amounts of money they had made off both sides during the war.

By the end of the 1940’s the globalists had the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which was to be the keeper of the rules and the main instrument of public international management, and the World Bank Group (WBG). The WBG is a group of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. Both began lending money out hand over fist, even to countries that had no chance in hell of ever paying the loan back.

After making hundreds of billions of dollars from both World Wars, with US arms manufacturers making over $330 billion US dollars on World War II alone, they thought, why stop there, let’s make it foreign policy. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union would begin to build their own nuclear weapons and erect the Iron Curtain, behind which lay the great central and eastern European cities of Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, enclosing them off for forty-six years, until the already mentioned Soviet demise in 1991.

From the money made from arms, food, and supply sales, and the resulting loans to rebuild, the globalists would create the industrial military complex. Their tentacles would eventually come to control public education systems, food distribution networks, big-Pharma corporations, agriculture, chemical industries, Western mainstream media, Hollywood, most Western intelligence organizations, and NATO, who’s sole job is to control global energy systems, pipelines and sea lanes.

After WW II they would also create a huge middle-class, good jobs, and ever new things to purchase, whether one needed it or not. Eventually they would attempt to control the narrative, carry out social engineering projects, and other experimentation at will. They were close to achieving such goals, but by the mid-sixties, millions of rebelling and questioning young people were becoming aware for the need to change the Western world system that their parents and grandparents had passed down to them. And which had ironically given them the privilege to question their upbringing and culture. They began to question the scam being created, the belief that profit-driven corporations would protect the larger public interest in a sustainable environment. They began to question the establishment which they called the “man”, and the morality of the Vietnam War. Anti-war and anti-establishment protests, along with ongoing racial wars, erupted around the world. National guardsmen were shooting civilians and ignorant whites were killing proud black people, while free-love bloomed. Cultures began to change with the whiff of chaos and rebellion in the air, which was right up the globalist’s alley, for they knew that conflicts often bring change, and that controlled conflicts bring controlled change.

These searching young people represented the leading edge of the post WW II baby boom (born between 1945 and 1964) that were coming of age (18 to 20 years old) in the mid sixties, and who began questioning what was going on in society. The words to Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”, which he wrote in 1962, sung by the Mamas and Papas, then by himself on his Freewheelin’ album in 1963, encapsulates what was about to happen perfectly. And which continues to happen. Give it a listen.

By the early 70’s the questioning came to a halt, with the elimination of the anti-war movement (right up to the present day), the assassinations of political and cultural leaders, a debt-fuelled version of consumer capitalism being pumped into our minds and culture, the creation of a welfare state, increased propaganda against the values and morals of family, empathy, ethics, community, and Christianity (with the Roman Catholic version and their priests, further staining such belief). The wars became the ones against either a leader of a country, who’s resources were needed and replaced with someone who would do as NATO told them to do, or well advertised wars against poverty and drugs, which brought further poverty and ever more drugs into western communities. After 1991, the communist was replaced with the terrorist.

By President Ronald Reagan’s exit from office, such neo-conservative, revisionist Zionists had infiltrated the US State Department and the Pentagon, taken control of foreign policy, and both the democrat and republican parties, and began to take over the republic. In their own bubble the neo-conservative Koch brothers have been doing the same thing.

Ironically, in the protracted war that became their downfall, the Soviet’s opponents in Afghanistan, were trained and armed by the US and UK, and would later become the opponents in the US/UK wars on terror. At the same time, after taking out Libya, the terrorists there would become ISIS, armed by the US/UK and inserted into Iraq and Syria. Where the US/UK then proceeded to pretend they bombed the living daylights out of them. While in actual fact the Iraqi and Syrian armies did all the heavy lifting and took the vast majority of casualties. Similar to the defeat of Nazi Germany, where nearly three-quarters of the over 5 million German fighters who died in the war, died fighting against the Soviets.

Today this rebellious group of the baby boomers are all over 70 years of age, and with many of the rest of us boomers who followed them, think we have changed our attitudes or behaviour since that time, but in many ways we have not. Writer Sebastian Gorka, affectionately and sardonically calls boomers, the fruit of the 60’s. We bought into, what James Kunstler describes as “a generation of nothing matters and anything goes” and “if it feels good, do it”. Ironically, today they’ve even got us apologizing for everything we had ever done while growing up, and for what our fathers and grandfathers had ever done.

The movements for peace, civil rights, the women’s movement, environmental concerns, and equal rights were cast aside, and pessimism and cultural irrationalism began to replace them. Nothing was long term anymore, many of the New Deal infrastructure projects like building highways and bridges, upgrading pipes, carrying out projects like the St Lawrence Seaway, building levees and dykes, and even the US Space Program, were either shelved or cancelled. It became all about short-term gains and pleasures, with future goods the sum of such pleasures. Corporations inflated their profits, thinking only of the next quarter, their goals all short term. But in doing so, they seem to have ignored the longer term realities of diminishing consumer purchasing power and sales. The power of money no longer served the real productive wealth of society. It became all about controlling it, and it flowed to the top. Ever since the early seventies, and after getting rid of the gold standard, the Globalist’s Federal Reserve opened the doors on US markets to the world, and though it made wealthy families insanely wealthy, to-date it has cost the US a current trade deficit of over US$12 trillion, a loss of over 70,000 factories, over 6 million jobs and a national debt of $22 trillion. The current US president may be trying to rectify this problem.

Following the first wave of boomers was the larger bulge of the boom, which peaked in 1959, of which I was included the year before. Many of our parents had been too young to have fought in WW II and most of them were already buying into the consumer capitalism model. By the time the rest of us baby boomers had come of age in the late 70’s and early 80’s most of us were already following the neo-liberal agenda like sheeple into the 1990s, and right up to the present day.

Voter participation declined, elections became a choice of personalities rather than a choice between alternatives, families began to break apart, and materialism, self-love, apathy, corruption and ego became all the rage. They played us like a flute, through our vanity and vices. They got us believing in self-indulgent market forces which in reality are removing any long term gain for future generations. So distracted we never stopped to think about our children’s or grand-children’s future.

Somehow all believing in unlimited growth upon a finite planet, we cruised through life avoiding the worst threats of nuclear annihilation, bombs being dropped on us, invasion, and economic depression, even as people in other countries suffered the consequences of superpower proxy wars, regime changes, and economic and environmental catastrophes. Many saw it coming, but as a majority said nothing, and we became the largest silent majority ever created in history. Along with the largest debt bubble ever created because we had to keep up to the Jones’s. We didn’t save for the future, we were indifferent to it, but our sheer numbers was soon deciding and influencing government policy, which since the early 90’s has been all based on age-based criteria of our own choosing and/or which we allowed to be implemented. Such a vast silent majority of the boomers, (70 per cent) is made up of mostly mainstream whites, because one cannot include minorities, which were being subjected to ill-treatment, racism and bigotry, or the immigrants who entered the Western world at the time, and who were raised differently, had a work ethic, assimilated into their communities, and were grateful.

We baby boomers (the youngest now 55 years old) biggest problem is that undoubtedly, after more than a half a century the majority of us, especially in Western countries, still hold our “ideals” as truths, but whose ideals. Whenever I see a new sports car with the top down on a sunny day, it’s always driven by a gray beard, not a man of action, rebellious or young. But then maybe that’s the point. We still dream for the white picket fenced, wraparound porch bungalow with a garden out back. Vacations to vineyards in Southern France and trips on cruise ships. Listening to the same music for fifty years, dance the same way, and still restoring, then just parking in a garage, our old, first cars. Snips, boob jobs, Botox, and lifts keep many pretty, but only from afar and not from inside. We creak at the knees, get used to our new hips, and are still hung up about something that happened thirty, forty years ago. We’re still popping pills, drinking like fish, and dressing like we’re twenty-one. And often, still acting like it. Our coping mechanism became cognitive dissonance, where we believe in things to be true when deep down we know they are untrue, and often wrong.

Ergo, many of the children of the boomers (Gen X) became the parents of today’s millennial’s. Like many of their parents, more often than not they had tossed aside the title of parent and became their child’s buddy instead. Thus, many millennial’s, born around the dawn of the 21st century, are a generation who have no understanding of cause and effect, effort and reward. Possessing no concept of humility yet expecting indulgence, they only allow happy thoughts and safe spaces of entitlement. This has been taught to them by both their parents and the government controlled neo-liberal dystopia called the public education system, from day-care as a baby to college. Authenticity, community and family all thrown aside in the pursuit of consumerism and fleeting fame, and that anyone can instantly become a pampered star, well friended or liked online, by simply generating controversy, and by being completely unashamed. While those millennials who happen to have been born white males, are often lumped in with all of us other white men, and blamed for all the world’s historical and contemporary evils.

Far too many of us boomers have also been afraid to rock the boat in any significant way by keeping it status quo for over forty years now. We all have a routine that simply must not be interrupted, with our neighbours now turning into tattle tales. Corporations have taken over democracy, with every natural resource and citizen a commodity, simply objects of trade and consumption and exploited to collapse. Populations lulled, misinformed and manipulated into surrendering their freedom and participation in government, through excess consumerism, sensationalism, and “manufactured consent”. It’s no wonder Alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia by damaging nerve connections in the brain, is also one of the fastest rising diseases. Our electro-chemical computer brain is short-circuiting. Or as someone once said, “We are running 21st century software on hardware last upgraded 50,000 years ago”.

We are also deathly afraid of losing our internet and phone, even though the globalists control most all global internet media, through companies like Google, Amazon, YouTube and Facebook, who is attempting to replace the American National Security Agency (NSA), which is responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign and domestic intelligence and counterintelligence purposes of foreign governments and populations, including their own. And as of late are even attempting to create a “global” currency. Mainstream media in general is nothing but a corporate owned and corporate-advertiser funded mouth piece that is so well versed, has made us believe in the illusion that we have a choice in what is told to us.

As to controlling the narrative in the Western world, other than local stories and events, and parts of the internet, today, all news stories broadcast by mainstream news networks and most all newspapers, comes from only three international news organizations. They include the New York-based Associated Press (AP), founded in 1846. With only 4,000 employees, their stories reach over half the global population. The French, Agence France-Presse (AFP) founded in 1835, today it has over 4,000 employees in 201 locations in 151 countries. And the London-based Reuters (1851), part of a Canadian multinational media conglomerate owned by Thomson Reuters. As of 2019, current chairman David Thomson is listed as the wealthiest person in Canada, with an estimated net worth of $37.7 billion, and in the top thirty of richest people in the world. From these three entities come all our news stories, which are then simply copied and translated, with the same “key” words accented, and often presented with the same bias.

Crucial to the globalist’s control of the narrative was “Operation Mockingbird”. Started up in the early 1950’s, they used the US’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to carry out psychological operations in the form of journalism to influence and direct mass opinion, as well as elite perspectives. They began bankrolling more than twenty-five foreign and domestic, press and news media wire services, magazines, publishing and newspapers, influencing media executives and reporters, and even inserting their own agents as reporters. Their reach extended into the New York Times, Washington Post, Disney, CBS, ABC news, Time magazine, Newsweek, and the National Enquirer, among many others. Today one can add CNN and MSNBC. They also bankrolled radio and TV broadcasting of Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, in Eastern Europe, Radio Liberty, and National Public Radio (NPR).

The operation is carried out by cooperating or unwitting reporters, who are given CIA written reports which are then repeated or cited, by the recipient reporters and would then, in turn, be cited throughout the media wire services and spread outwards. The mantra remaining the same, for it is a fact that people are more likely to believe that something is true after hearing it used many times. Nazi Germany, the Soviets, and China had all perfected such a phenomenon, where people will mistake repeated assertions for truth. Such a tactic is still very much in use today. It is what advertising and propaganda are based on.

As David Rockefeller of The Trilateral Commission, admitted in 1991, “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto determination practised in past centuries.”

Also over the past forty years, especially after the fall of the Soviet Union, the globalists have also controlled most all Western countries’ status quo leadership circles, and the bias of the unelected government officials under them, who are called the deep state. And whether it’s a government or a corporate bureaucracy, both seem to show that perhaps Laurence J. Peter’s 1968, the “Peter Principle” has peaked. The Peter Principle is the logical idea that competent employees in a hierarchy will be promoted, but at a certain point will be promoted into positions for which they are incompetent. And that they will remain in those positions because they do not demonstrate any further competence that would move them up to the next level. Peter wrote, “Look around you where you work, and pick out the people who have reached their level of incompetence. You will see that in every hierarchy the cream rises until it sours. According to the Peter Principle, every position in a given hierarchy will eventually be filled by employees who are incompetent to fulfill the job duties of their respective positions. With everyone, going through the motions and keeping their eye on the prize, the pension lottery, even if it takes the best years of their lives to get there.

After the Israeli/Saudi operation 9/11, it only got worse. From Western Europe, through Belgium, France and Germany, the Scandinavian countries, the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia among others, the globalist’s tentacles have reached far, some deeper than others. But the number is dwindling, with some of their vassals beginning to devour themselves. Especially places like the UK, Canada, Australia, and the US where the political beliefs of family and community of the silent-majority were predominately center-right or center-left with not much difference between them, but which is now being exterminated, as we stand in silence of our own demise.

The US on the other hand, was run by globalists up until three years ago, but since the 2016 election, this dynamic is changing, and has become a war between the globalist supported progressive socialist left, and the Trump administration. Because the status quo neo-liberal bipartisan neo-conservative Bush-Clinton-Obama crime families, are being dismissed, their cover blown.

It looks like the current US president’s agenda is stalling such globalization by trying to re-set supply chains, battling central banking and intelligence agencies, and weeding out corrupted unelected officials. The globalists who had been gleefully running things are losing their minds. Some fear and desperation has maybe taken hold with the current worldwide push on deglobalization, which would obviously disrupt their plans and agendas. Deglobalization will affect those nations who rely on exports the most, make the stock market volatile, harm, and in some cases destroy the Globalist’s central banks’ investments.

The globalists are also incensed that the US economy today is in reality holding steady, but their big banks on Wall Street are anxiously pacing back and forth, because their investments overseas are being exposed. They are also angry that the stock market is head-shakingly thriving. And angry that the current administration is in a war with China, trying to get the trade deficit under control, and in a war against the globalist’s private bank, the Federal Reserve, which is trying to do more harm than advertised by making decisions, hoping that by grounding the US economy the current president will not be re-elected. Their ultimate plan is to actually destroy the US’s hegemony, based on “ordo ab chao” (order out of the chaos). For chaos is actually what they want, and today, after forty years of trying, they’re nearly there, just as they were in the sixties and early seventies. Chaos will allow them to implement even more tyrannical control. The last straw will be when the US Constitution gets torn in half. And if they are unable to control the narrative and “dissidence” gets too out of control they’ll simply shut the internet down. Imagine that for a moment. It’d be like billions of heroin junkies, not getting their next fix and having no idea what to do.

While nations like Russia, Iran, and India, among a growing list of others, are not looking to be the next empire, but instead want their own sovereignty, living in a multi-polar world not a uni-polar one. They’d like to be left alone from the globalist’s and the neo-con/Zionists’ disruptive foreign policies, neo-liberal ideologies, intelligence and military industries, and their blind zeal for Armageddon. And would rather get on with such things as getting onboard China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, where sovereign nations can trade freely with each other across Africa, Asia and Europe.

Martin Jacques, a senior fellow at Cambridge University, describes the Belt and Road Initiative (New Silk Roads) as offering “an alternative to the existing international order. The present international order was designed by and still essentially privileges the rich world, which represents only 15 per cent of the world’s population. BRI, on the other hand, is addressing at least two-thirds of the world’s population. This is extraordinarily important for this moment in history.” He goes on to say that the BRI “has the potential to offer another kind of world, another set of values, another set of imperatives, another way of organizing, another set of institutions, and another set of relationships.”

The Belt and Road is now configured as a vast, unique, Eurasia-wide infrastructure and trade development project extending all the way to Africa and Latin America. Currently more than 130 countries are engaged in linked projects, and partnering with 29 international organizations from the World Bank to the APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.

China meanwhile is no doubt one of the only countries truly interested in imperialism, but has taken the long road approach, as is their nature. Today their influence is everywhere, and we chose to ignore it for the past thirty years, because it was cheap to do so.

And though the US gets ever more antagonistic, Russia and China don’t actually project much power outside their own borders, though within, they are very much in control and very well defended. Russia does attempt to project power, but if you notice it’s only over the Russian territories it lost as punishment for losing the Cold War. While China is starting to project more military power, they have already shown what they can do with economic power and influence.

Today the globalists are also in a fight because once again, people are simply not buying their bullshit any more. It’s “Blowin in the Wind” all over again. Whether an economic system which only benefits those at the top, progressive socialist propaganda and policies, a surveillance state, never ending wars, or a perhaps false fear, of climate change and over-population.

Just maybe, before history’s largest silent majority say goodbye, we can put on our big-boy and big-girl pants and pull our heads out of our butts. It’s not all about us individually, it never was, and we should have already learned that. Especially when, it is becoming ever more obvious that those at the top, being typical psychopaths, are allowing their arrogance to eventually be their downfall. They are currently exposing themselves because they don’t care anymore what we think or that we know. If status quo remains, the next generation will be divided, obedient and docile to an extreme, and of course heavily medicated. At which time can be easily culled from the herd when needed.

But the globalists are still very much a force to be reckoned with, their representatives include George Soros and his foundation, the Open Society, the Bilderberg Group, the Royal Family, the Roman Catholic Church, the CIA affiliated National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and people like Al Gore, Bill Gates, Bono, the Davos crowd that attend the World Economic Forum seminars every year, and mainstream media and Hollywood.This also includes the gala three day meetings a few times a year in some luxury avenue, where the stars of Hollywood and mainstream media (the influencers), hobnob with a gaggle of egotistic billionaires (the controllers), having polite talks about climate change and how to keep the masses entertained and distracted. To get to the grand affair many come in their super yachts, some flying in first class but most in their own or charted private aircraft. Then fly, sail and/or be driven home to their mansions and palaces and get their teeth re-whitened and faces lifted.

The globalists are estimated to still control well over 40 per cent of the entire global economy through 147 very tightly knit mega-corporations, which are managed by only four firms, The Vanguard Group, McGraw-Hill, CME Group, and Barclays. Together, they dominate the world of indexing, meaning they hold much power over the world’s money. The Vanguard Group,an American investment management company, is the largest provider of mutual funds in the world, managing over US$3 trillion. They were the biggest shareholder in Monsanto, before it was recently sold for US$63 billion to one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and genetically-modified-food companies, Bayer AG. Vanguard is also the biggest shareholder in Halliburton, as Dick Cheney is one of the bigger shareholders in Vanguard. They are also the second biggest shareholder in Facebook, the third biggest in Whole Foods, the second biggest in Hain Celestial Foods, and the biggest shareholder in the largest defence corporation in the world, Lockheed Martin.

In a large nut shell, the globalist’s agendas are behind zoning, land and water use control, wealth redistribution, one currency, cap and trade, smart grid of AI and 5G, smart meters, carbon taxes, high gasoline prices, global citizens, global public education system, common core nationalized education standards, bio-fuels, Marxist ideology advancing across the world, food control, gun control, health control, unchecked immigration and open borders so as to strip countries of their identity, and color-coded uprisings and other coups against the few countries left in the world who do not abide by the globalist’s central bank system.

In many ways it can be said the globalists are fascists disguised as Marxist socialists. For though Russian communist Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), called fascism “capitalism in decay”, the founder of fascism, Italian Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) described it where, “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” In actual fact fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, and maliciously anti-liberal, anti-communist and anti-conservative. To confuse things even further or perhaps just Orwellian logic, the progressive left’s violent black attired, hooded and masked, social justice terrorists, call themselves Antifa (anti-fascists).

While this state of affairs has been playing out over the last few years, the globalists have accelerated pushing the basis for Agenda 21, as well as their 2030 Agenda, by using the fears of climate change and over population, whether they are real or not. This is what they tell us, and many believe. As such we are becoming demoralized and disengaged, with more and more people feeling confused, insecure, divided and feeling helpless in their acceptance of victimhood. We are even passing this on to our children. There are perhaps tens of millions of pre-teens who now believe the world is going to end in ten years. Hello anxiety and panic attacks. How dare we do such a thing to our children? While the silent majority are unwilling to speak out or take risks of any kind for fear of losing their job, knowing there is perhaps no other job to go to, and of losing family, house and home. Or the worst, shun from their tribe.

With a soon to be human population of eight billion, for life to go on for those at the top, a plan had to be implemented to control such expanding growth and most importantly, to control such numbers. They boldly and insanely, seem to hold the fictional book 1984, written by George Orwell in 1949, as a template of how a totalitarian complex can control and manage the world and every person’s identity.Where, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

Since the early 1970’s globalist/totalitarian states have risen slowly and quietly, with most tyrants, but a puppet to the globalists. It begins with a controlled economic decline, which sometimes takes generations. Then through economic systems such as inflation, low wages, and an inadequate job market, make people rely on government. Get them tuning out, turning on, or simply overwhelmed and distracted with their daily existence. Then get the people to trade freedom for the illusion of safety. American statesman, diplomat, author, scientist, and inventor, Ben Franklin (1706-1790), thought that “Those who trade liberty for a little bit of security deserve neither”. Which I totally agree with, since it leads to the end of personal sovereignty.

Gradually the populace will become desperate and lack a greater purpose or mission in life, and eventually come to the realization they have neither productive capacity nor self-empowerment, and lose all sense of independence and look for others instead of themselves to solve their problems. This is when many deem themselves a victim. Next up, control subversiveness, where no one dares to do anything outside of collective norms for fear they would be interpreted as socially negative, and finally and just as importantly, de-weaponize and feminize the populace. A world where one must always be politically correct, all follow the same narrative, and not to upset others or the government.

After years of research of all sides, and looking out my window everyday living on a boat, and not being a scientist or educated, my personal theory on climate change is that the atmosphere is a chemistry experiment, adding and subtracting molecules, as are the oceans and the land, and that a disruption to normal climate cycles has already happened, and there is not anything humanity can do about it, except to not make it worse. This was already known in the 1970’s but like everything else that was rubbed out at that time it was squelched until later when it would be needed as an excuse. Much like the excuse the US used for dropping two atomic bombs, and fire-bombing all of Japan’s major cities, killing nearly one million people in one week, and which they would have kept doing, to save the lives of American troops who would eventually have had to storm empty beaches.

Weather will become extreme, and like we have been doing for thousands of years we will have to adapt, and will have time to adapt. Any impacts we have made on the atmosphere and the environment can be off-set with continued climate action which will allow the planet’s weather to get back to its normal cyclical rhythm. The tipping point may have passed, but won’t really affect us for another few decades, when it may get severe, but eventually would change, as it always has. Remember no matter what we do to the surface of this planet, and whether we are here or not, it will continue to unfeelingly spin for many more billions of years, going through ice ages, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes, which all will cause climate disruption. I figure the most critical issues to a disrupted climate would be either too much water or not enough, and the resilience of ecosystems. I also think that climate disruption is the least of our worries, but of course only if it does not interfere with our need for fresh drinking water and food because regardless of anything else, without such basic needs our species will die. Though many today will feel as though they have died if the internet ever shuts down or they can’t turn their phone on.

The globalists and their central banks that are running their “grand green design”, called the Green New Deal in the US, believe that green “low energy flux density” sources of energy would constrict global population and that is exactly what they want.British scientist and pioneer of the sustainable development movement, and who co-founded the Club of Rome in 1968,Alexander King, wrote in 1990, “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill…. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”

In order to keep the house of cards standing, it has been postulated that such people-hating globalist’s plans hinge on sacrificing the working poor, the impoverished, seniors on fixed incomes, people with disabilities and the tens of millions of people living between starvation and death. Afterwards, the percentage of people left will continue status quo, then a few years down the road, with ever more dwindling resources, another cull would then be needed. It is why most democratic and liberal cities ignore gang violence, oppose school choice, promote abortion, support socialism, and neglect poor inner city neighbourhoods because they know those “folks” are simply victimizing each other, and doing their job for them.

This is why global warming is still a debate, for it will conveniently affect those who will-not or cannot adapt to a changing environment. The first to go will be the poorest and most vulnerable, including their livelihoods, homes, and children. Indeed, some of the most wealthy and powerful on the planet have their sanctuaries already built all around the globe, and ready to move into at a moment’s notice. Sanctuaries, whether desolate, underground or not, surrounded by a well defendable wall. Yet they don’t want walls separating nations. Regardless, they have quietly prepared for when the storm of chaos they created finally hits the fan. They will then make even more money and gain even more power through “disaster capitalism”. They made the cake so I guess they get to eat it too. Heck, they’ve already licked off all the icing.

Climate change aside, for there has always been, and though we have altered even that, we have time to change our ways and consumption habits ingrained in us by the establishment. And once again, as we have always done throughout human history, we will have to adapt. As to the effects of our consumption, we’ve left a trail of deforestation, compromised fresh water sources, degradation of top soil and ecosystems, “dead zone” ocean acidification, disrupted climate conditions, and pollution of our rivers, lakes, seas, the air we breathe, and our minds. We have also degraded our moral values, and any critical or rational thinking. This is all on us, so we must start talking to each other. We are all equal, except for our individual ideas.

We’ve spent the last fifty years believing in an economic system that was corrupt and rigged from the start, and which only benefited the already rich. It’s all too much. Because we also have to live our daily lives, simply trying to make ends meet, care for our family and friends, interact with perhaps the one hundred people we see regularly in our lives and who make up our tribe. Have a job and a purpose to get up in the morning, to love and be loved, and have the courage to keep putting one step in front of the other.

But don’t worry the globalists have a plan. But we must remember such a plan doesn’t have to be this way. Only we can derail it. But sadly and wishing I didn’t have to say it, after saying nothing for over forty-five years already we probably won’t this time either. And though there is still hope, the numbers who are addicted to Aldous Huxley’s “soma” dictate something all together different. All the while we take another bite from the apple, the other hand anxiously clutching a smart phone.

It’s like we’ve become packs of dogs where after a talking head stands up, points somewhere and yells “squirrel” at the top of their lungs, we all go off running, barking our heads off. But we are supposedly smarter than dogs, so we’ll go off running whenever a MSM talking head comes up with any number of words to replace the word squirrel, whether Russia!, Racist!, Ukraine! or Impeach! Then like a pack of dogs chasing a car and catching up to it, we don’t know what to do about it when we get there.

As of late, the countries that are still adhering to Agenda 21 and 30 are all ever more rapidly pumping out disinformation to get their plans in place, even using children as their “spokespersons”. Countries are now declaring “national climate emergencies”, which is odd because climate change is global not national. The fear of rising sea levels is used for creating plans to sterilize waterfront from development, building levees and dykes, and buying out, then destroying homes in vulnerable areas. Then control access and use of the shoreline. In reality, sea levels will become a major problem in about fifty to eighty years, but then, even a rise of only half a foot will impact many places and people around the world. They will continue to rise if the melting of snow pack and glaciers on land continues, not from the melting of sea ice at the poles. Don’t believe me? Take a glass of water with an ice cube in it and fill to just before it would overflow, then just wait for the ice cube to melt.

Once again we have the time to adapt to rising sea levels, if we so choose. At the same time globalist environmental groups such as the WWF are running campaigns to disrupt the flow of natural gas to countries like South Africa, India, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and China, so these same countries are instead building a combined 1,800 new coal-fired plants, which emit twice as much carbon dioxide as natural gas plants. As it is, urbanization and deforestation effects climate disruption as much or more than fossil-fuel emissions. Consider the push for bio-fuels, which means more rain forests are deforested, and then huge palm oil plantations are planted in their stead to supply the needed ingredients for bio-fuel. Leaders in municipalities in many countries are even pushing to sue fossil-fuel companies for causing climate change, yet 70 per cent of their emissions come from their own populations.

One must also consider the early 20th century proponents of the use of eugenics to control the population, because in the globalist’s mind’s eye things like CO2 emissions or consumption of resources is not the problem, people are.

In the 1920s, various theories of eugenics were so popular among intellectuals in the US that 75 per cent of colleges offered courses on eugenics. When researching the medical experiments, including sterilization programs, which went on around this time on unsuspecting people in Latin America, the Philippines, and the US itself, I had to swallow the bile that rose in my throat.

In 1916, Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) opened the first birth control clinic in the US (Brooklyn); in 1942 it would become Planned Parenthood. Sanger believed that birth control and sterilization should be voluntary, and not based on race, and that all women should have the right to choose when to be pregnant. Out of the other side of her mouth she agreed with much of what the proponents of eugenics believed, to “assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit”, and advocated “the voluntary hospitalization or sterilization of people with untreatable, disabling, hereditary conditions, and limits on the immigration of the diseased”.

Until 1973, Planned Parenthood provided services such as birth control, clinical breast examinations, cervical cancer screening, pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, sex education and vasectomies. But after the landmark abortion rights case Roe v Wade that year, they also began acting as an abortion provider. Since 1973, in the US there have been more than 56 million abortions performed (17 million black), half were performed by Planned Parenthood. This number does not include abortions carried out in California (about 13 per cent of the US population) or New Hampshire, since they have both failed to report the numbers since 1998.

In their 2014 Annual Report, Planned Parenthood, with over 600 clinics in the US (80 per cent of which are in poor and predominately black communities), reported seeing over 2.5 million patients in over 4 million clinical visits, and performing a total of nearly 9.5 million discrete services for them, including 324,000 abortions, with 900 black babies aborted every day. Planned Parenthood is also global, with more than 149 member associations working in more than 189 countries. Its combined annual revenue is US$1.3 billion, including approximately $530 million in government funding.

Four years after Planned Parenthood’s inception, Eugenics Society president and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) founder Julian Huxley, agreed with many others, including Margaret Sanger, that much of the population were “undesirables and weeds”. He wrote in 1946, “Political unification in some sort of world government will be required… Even though… any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable.” But Hitler had given eugenics and propaganda, a bad name over the previous years so they had to be re-branded. And they were. They were now called “sustainability” and “public relations”.

In 1968, and in order to keep the ball rolling, the Club of Rome was formed by two misanthropes named Aurelio Peccei, and the previously mentioned Sir Alexander King. Its members would include current and former heads of state, the Royal Family, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians and government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe. They promise they share a common concern for the future of humanity and strive to make a difference. And all agree that society’s best form of governance is a scientific dictatorship.

Bertrand Russell (1872 -1970), a British philosopher, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate also argued for a “scientific society”, where he thought war would be abolished, population growth would be limited, and prosperity would be shared. He felt the establishment of a “single supreme world government” would be able to enforce peace.

In Quebec in 1971, the Club of Rome got Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to allocate tax payer money to begin a two year project to write a book called The Limits to Growth, which became the blueprint of this new anti-humanist form of the eugenics movement by fooling us in believing they are simply consciously reforming the system, and which would eventually birth today’s Green New Deal agenda. Interestingly, while the progressive neo-socialists are demanding Medicare for all, free college, and universal basic income, it is actually encouraged and orchestrated by the hundreds of billions of dollars the globalists have made from the banking, healthcare, national defence and higher education cartels.

Along with Trudeau, a group of the already mentioned Oxford trained Rhodes Scholars on the Council on Foreign Relations, and privy councillors centered on Alexander King, Maurice Strong, Maurice Lamontagne (founder of Environment Canada), Michael Pitfield (Privy Council Clerk and founder of Canada’s CSIS) and Governor General Roland Michener, among others, also all agreed to the study.

In 1972, The Limits to Growth (LTG) was published by the Volkswagen Foundation, (nothing to do with the car company), a large German private non-profit organization for the promotional of research and education in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Seventeen researchers ran three simulations of exponential economic and population growth with a finite supply of resources, to gain insights into the limits of our world system and the constraints it puts on human numbers and activity. All three scenarios were based on five variables: world population, industrialization, pollution, food production and resources depletion. They did not include any data, projections or theories about climate change. The three scenarios given were, keeping the status quo, with “no changes to historical growth trends, the limits to growth on earth would become evident by 2072, leading to sudden and uncontrollable decline in both population and industrial capacity”. The second was if growth trends existing in 1972 could be altered so that sustainable ecological and economic stability could be achieved. The third was that they could be changed. They admit “that their projections for the values of the variables in each scenario were predictions “only in the most limited sense of the word,” and were only indications of the system’s behavioural tendencies.” Two of the scenarios saw “overshoot and collapse” of the global system by the mid to latter part of the 21st century, while a third scenario resulted in a “stabilized world”.

Critics argued that the report claimed to accept that the then-known resources of minerals and energy could, and would, grow in the future, and consumption growth rates could also decline. Others agreed that growth could not continue indefinitely, but that a natural end to growth was preferable to intervention. They also wrote that technology could solve all the problems the report brings up, but only if growth continued apace. They warned that by “stopping growth too soon, the world would be “consigning billions to permanent poverty”.

On the other side of the coin in 2010, a report by the Danes, Nørgård, Peet and Ragnarsdóttir, called the book a “pioneering report”, and said that it “has withstood the test of time and, indeed, has only become more relevant.” And, “With few exceptions, economics as a discipline has been dominated by a perception of living in an unlimited world, where resource and pollution problems in one area were solved by moving resources or people to other parts. The very hint of any global limitation as suggested in the report was met with disbelief and rejection by businesses and most economists. However, this conclusion was mostly based on false premises”.

A year after The Limits to Growth was published, the Trilateral Commission was founded by David Rockefeller. It is a non-governmental, non-partisan discussion group of nearly 400 mostly private industrialists and bankers to “foster closer cooperation among North America, Western Europe, and Japan”. Other founding members included Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker, both later heads of the globalist’s Federal Reserve System, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, US National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, and a Rockefeller advisor. At one of their first meetings, in 1976 in Kyoto, Japan, they discussed a process for the “controlled disintegrations of society”.

In 2012, Noam Chomsky described the Trilateral Commission as essentially, “liberal internationalists from Europe, Japan and the United States, and the liberal wing of the intellectual elite”, and that the Commission, “was concerned with trying to induce what they called ‘more moderation in democracy’ – turn people back to passivity and obedience so they don’t put so many constraints on state power and so on. In particular they were worried about young people. They were concerned about the institutions responsible for the indoctrination of the young (that’s their phrase), meaning schools, universities, church and so on – they’re not doing their job, [the young are] not being sufficiently indoctrinated. They’re too free to pursue their own initiatives and concerns and you’ve got to control them better.”

And so they have, in many Western nations, including Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Poland, Germany, France, and especially in the US, the globalists control the kindergarten to university education system, the psychological establishment, their Medical Associations, mainstream news, the entertainment establishments, the law system, silicon valley, other corporations, and a very deep state of unelected government officials. Though this does not include the military per se, the military’s general officer corps has been corrupted for decades.

Such control is needed to create a true social state. Further control is carried out by controlling healthcare, because once this is done you control the people, then increase the poverty level, because poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live, and more often than not will only harm themselves. Increase the debt to an unsustainable level which allows one to raise taxes, which produces more poverty. Remove people’s ability to defend themselves from the government and the bad guys. Enact gun laws that only affect those who get a license, get an extensive back ground check, and take a course and practise, so that the only ones left with guns will be the bad guys and the police. Because the bad guys don’t buy guns in gun stores; they don’t even bother with a licence, they buy them out of the trunk of a car. And who predominately reside in communities where people are not allowed to protect themselves. Home invasions would sky-rocket.

The end game is to take control of every aspect of our lives (food, housing and income) through welfare programs and surveillance systems, asset forfeiture, eminent domain and over criminalization. Cancel presumption of innocence and due process. Take control of what people read, watch and listen to. Remove the belief in Christianity and family values from the government and schools. And finally divide the people into as many ways possible, whether race, sex, nationality, religion, culture, gender, left, right, center, sports team affiliation, what side of the street you live on, tatted or not, wealthy, poor, liberal, or conservative. This will cause more despondency, anger, jealously, violence, victimhood, and bigotry so that one day “the vast majority of people will have no idea what’s going on and they won’t care”. By then we probably won’t even be talking to each other anymore anyways.

“Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip, but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip” George Orwell

Part Two

The Innards and Machinations of Agenda 21

…….Coming soon.

08/1/19

Mesopotamia – Sunshine Supermen

Chapter III – Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia has been home to some of the oldest major civilizations, including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians. Grouped together they are known as the Chaldean. It began with the rise of the first cities in southern Mesopotamia around 7,300 years ago and ended with the Persian conquest around 2,500 years ago. The achievements of these early astronomers, especially the Persians, and later Islamic, which I will include in this chapter, though not being significant until the seventh century A.D., were extremely significant to astronomy.

Tablet Of Shamash / historyly.com

By about 2,500 years ago, the Sumerian civilization was firmly established in Mesopotamia, during the archaeological period of Uruk. These early Sumerians saw the night sky as a blackboard on which the gods left cryptic messages. Their priests began to seriously and systematically observe the stars and planet’s movements, with a form of writing, known as cuneiform, also emerging around this time. The Sumerians would only practise a basic form of astronomy, but they had an important influence on the sophisticated astronomy of the later Babylonians, when astral theologies would give planetary gods an important role in mythology and religion.

Celestial phenomena, known as portents, have become linked to earthly events for millennia. Centuries of Babylonian observations of celestial phenomena are recorded in the series of cuneiform tablets known as the Enu‑ma Anu Enlil, a collection of nearly seven thousand portents dating back to about 3,500 years ago. The oldest significant astronomical text is carved into Tablet 63, the Venus tablet of Ammi‑saduqa, which lists the first and last visible risings of Venus over a period of about 21 years and show the first evidence of recognition that astronomical phenomena are periodic, and of the application of mathematics to these predictions.  All the portents were considered affairs of the state, since the priests believed that the gods used the sky to communicate great matters.

As such, the study of astronomy in most all ancient cultures became associated with omens, and within these Babylonian tablets the many omens were divided into four categories. Each named for the four gods (planets) under whose area they fell.

The Sin (the Moon) covered eclipses, conjunctions with fixed stars, and first crescents, which’s symbol represents the lunar first quarter, or the “sickle moon”, with its shape also representing the Moon itself, and, of Islam.

The Shamash (the Sun), were the observations of two suns solar haloes, and perihelia (the point in the orbit of a planet or comet at which it is nearest to the Sun).

Ishtar (Venus) listed the stations, risings, and first and last visibilities (what planets we can see with the naked eye). The time a planet becomes visible in the dawn sky (rising shortly before the Sun), to the time it disappears into the dark sky is called an apparition.

Adad (the Weather god), recorded a variety of meteorological phenomena, such as thunder, lightning, earth tremors and cloud formations. These tablets also contain catalogues of stars and constellations as well as schemes for predicting heliacal risings and the settings of the planets, which occurs annually when they briefly become visible above the eastern horizon at dawn just before sunrise, after a period of less than a year when it had not been visible.

The Ammi‑saduqa also tell the lengths of daylight measured by a water clock, a gnomon, and shadows, as well as the application of mathematics to the variation in the length of daylight over a solar year. Also listed was a complete list of the helical risings and settings of the planet Venus. Star charts taken from this time are inscribed in clay tablets and show three concentric circles, each one divided up by 12 radii, with each of these 36 equally sized divisions containing the names of the constellations. It seems even the Sumerians knew the precession (a change in the orientation of the rotational axis of a rotating body), of the equinoxes (constellations), which is incredible.

To know about the precession of the equinoxes, where each constellation takes a turn at rising behind the rising Sun, (the observable phenomena of the rotation of the heavens), one would have to observe and take measurements, for thousands of years. Consider, the precession of the equinoxes spans a period of approximately, 25,920 years, over which time the constellations appear to slowly rotate around the Earth, (the observable phenomena of the rotation of the heavens), so how long could the Sumerians, and those before them, had studied and observed such events, one needs to ask. If indeed this was the case these ancient astronomers had already figured out one of the theories that Einstein would mathematically prove six thousand years later. That space does indeed perform the central function of time.

The precession of the equinoxes is where every 25,900 years the Earth’s axis of rotation changes. This slow change in the angle of the axis makes it appear that the positions of stars change over time, for example, the North Star today is Polaris, five thousand years ago it was Thuban, two thousand years from now it will be Alrai. The angle change causes the constellations of the zodiac to change relative to the spring equinox (April 21). In this precession the constellations appear to move backwards as time moves forwards, moving to the next constellation every 2,150 years.

Presently the Sun on April 21 rises in the constellation of Pisces. A few hundred years from now it will rise in the constellation of Aquarius, which is to say that every 25,900 years, each constellation will have had its turn rising in the east on April 21

Soon astrology, the idea that the position of the stars and planets could influence the fate of individual humans, by the differences in energy from the universe, began with the organization of the original 18 groups of stars into 12 constellations, where each became associated with a specific deity, for instance Orion was a shepherd with his sheep and his shepherds staff. The origins of much of astrological doctrine and method are found among the ancient Babylonians and their system of celestial omens that began to be compiled around this time. This system of celestial omens later spread either directly or indirectly from the Sumerians then, through the Babylonians and Assyrians to other areas such as India, Middle East, and Greece where it merged with pre‑existing indigenous forms of astrology. Babylonian astrology came to Greece around 2,400 years ago, and then around 2,100 years ago, after the Alexandrian conquests, this Babylonian astrology was mixed with the Egyptian tradition of deity astrology to create a diagram of the heavens showing the positions of the planets. This new form of astrology appears to have originated in Alexandrian Egypt, and then quickly spread back across the ancient world into Europe, the Middle East and India, where it still very much exists today.

As to astronomy, because a chapter further along discusses astrology, by 2,800 years ago, observations had become so organized that most all planetary movements were understood and observed. There are dozens of cuneiform Mesopotamia texts with real observations of eclipses, mainly from the Babylonian Era, that show they had the ability to predict eclipses of the sun and moon. Which gave no doubt that Babylonia was using highly-developed geometry as the basis for astronomical measurements. For example they arranged stars in “strings” that lie along declination circles and thus were able to measure ascensions (risings) or time intervals. They also used the star’s zenith, the highest point it reaches.

As to astronomy, because a chapter further along discusses astrology, by 2,800 years ago, observations had become so organized that most all planetary movements were understood and observed. There are dozens of cuneiform Mesopotamia texts with real observations of eclipses, mainly from the Babylonian Era, that show they had the ability to predict eclipses of the sun and moon. Which gave no doubt that Babylonia was using highly-developed geometry as the basis for astronomical measurements. For example they arranged stars in “strings” that lie along declination circles and thus were able to measure ascensions (risings) or time intervals. They also used the star’s zenith, the highest point it reaches.

In mathematics they came up with the idea of dividing up circles into 360 degrees, splitting up an hour into 60 minutes, and the same with a minute to 60 seconds, by using a sexagesimal system (based on the number 60 and relating to or reckoning by sixtieths). This simplified the task of recording very large and very small numbers. Under the realm of the Babylonian king, Nabonassar, around 2,700 years ago, there was a surge in quality and frequency in recorded observations, including the discovery of a repeating 18‑year cycle of lunar eclipses for example, which they called a saros.

One of many clay tablets unearthed from the Assyrian king Assurbanipal’s era (about 2,600 yrs ago), contained the vast number: 195,955,200,000,000. It is called the Nineveh number and is 60 times 70 to the power of seven. Working it out in seconds, it is a bit more than six million years. The time it takes for the earth to complete its precessional cycle (the regular motion of a spinning object) is just less than 26,000 years. Dividing this number into the Nineveh number, works out to be exactly 240 precessional cycles. Calculating the cycles of the planets and their satellites in seconds, each divides into the Nineveh number exactly. This is amazing mathematics at any time, let alone more than two and a half thousand years ago.

By 2,700 years ago Babylonian astronomy began to conform to present reckonings. A new calendar was then introduced that had 354 days, regulated into 12 months, alternating between 29 and 30 days. The New Year started with the appearance of the first new moon following the spring equinox. But this arrangement lagged behind the solar calendar by about 11 days so it was always falling out of time with the seasons. They solved the problem by noting that 235 lunar months made up exactly 19 solar years, so they decreed that seven extra lunar months would be inter-calculated every 19 lunar years to close the gap. This became known as the Nabunasir Calender.

Around this time the Babylonian astronomers also began to develop a new empirical approach to astronomy. They began studying philosophy dealing with the ideal nature of the universe and began employing an internal logic within their predictive planetary systems. This was an important contribution to astronomy and the philosophy of science, and some scholars have referred to this new approach as the first scientific revolution. And was closely related to the fact most of these early astronomers were actually priest-scribes specializing in astrology and other forms of divination. This new approach to astronomy was adopted and further developed in Hellenistic (Greek) astronomy.

Around 300 years later, in the fourth century BC, the Greek, Eudoxus of Cnidus wrote a book on the fixed stars, with his descriptions of many constellations, especially the twelve signs of the zodiac, are suspiciously very similar to Babylonian originals. One hundred years later the Greek, Aristarchus of Samos, used an eclipse cycle of Babylonian origin called the Saros cycle to determine the year’s length. It is clear that by this time, many other Greek astronomers had a complete list of eclipse observations covering many centuries, and mostly all compiled from the earlier mentioned Sumerian’s clay tablets, the Enu-ma Anu Enlil, and from the relevant observations that the Babylonians had routinely made and recorded also.             

Around the same time, back in Babylonia, the astronomer/priest Kidinnu worked out the duration of the solar year to within 4min 33sec, which western astronomers did not achieve until less than 150 years ago. The Babylonians observed Halley’s Comet in 164 BC, and again in 87 BC, and determined that it passes the Earth every seventy-seven years.

During the rise of Islam, to assist in their observations, the Chaldean made use of an early rudimentary instrument called an astrolabe, invented by the Greeks in either the first or second centuries BC, and is often attributed to Hipparchus. (190-120 BC). It was effectively, an analog calculator, capable of working out several different kinds of problems in spherical astronomy. They also began to use an armillary sphere. The name of this device comes ultimately from the Latin armilla (circle or bracelet); since it has a skeleton made of graduated metal circles linking the poles, and represented the equator, the ecliptic, meridians and parallels. Usually a ball represented the Earth as the centre, such a sphere is known as a Ptolemaic, while the later spheres with the Sun at the centre were known as the Copernican. The armillary sphere was used to demonstrate the motion of the stars around the Earth.

While in its simplest form, consisting of a ring fixed in the plane of the equator, the armillary sphere was one of the most ancient of astronomical instruments. Slightly developed, it was crossed by another ring fixed in the plane of the meridian, with the first being an equinoctial, and the second, a solstitial armilla. Shadows were used as indications of the Sun’s positions, in combinations with angular divisions. When several rings or circles were combined representing the great circles of the heavens, the instrument became an armillary sphere.

Brass astrolabes on the other hand, were developed in the later Mesopotamia ages of the medieval Islamic world, chiefly as an aid to navigation but also as a way of finding the qibla, the direction of Mecca. Muslim astronomers produced an improved version of the Greek armillary sphere in the 8th century AD. Abbas Ibn Firnas (d.887) is thought to have produced another instrument with rings in 9th century, which he gifted to Caliph Muhammad I (ruled 852‑886).

The spherical astrolabe, a variation of both the astrolabe and the armillary sphere, was invented during the Middle Ages by astronomers and inventors in the Islamic world. The earliest description of the spherical astrolabe dates back to Al Nayrizi (892‑902 AD). Muslim astronomers also independently invented the celestial globe, which were used primarily for solving problems in celestial astronomy. Today, 126 such instruments remain worldwide, the oldest from the 11th century. The altitude of the Sun, and the right ascension and declination of stars could be calculated with these instruments by inputting the location of the observer on the meridian ring of the globe.

Astrolabe – Pinterest

In the Islamic world, astrolabes were used to find the times of sunrise and the rising of fixed stars, and were also used to help schedule morning prayers (salat). In the 10th century, al Sufi first described more than 1,000 different uses of an astrolabe, in areas as diverse as astronomy, astrology, horoscopes, navigation, surveying, timekeeping, and prayer.

After 700AD, Islam also advised Muslims to find ways of using the stars and on the basis of this advice, Muslims began to develop better observational and navigational instruments, thus most navigational stars today have Arabic names.

Influences of the Qur’an on Islamic astronomy included its “insistence that the universe is ruled by a single set of laws,” which was rooted in the Islamic concept, “the unity of God” (tawhid). There was also more respect for empirical data than was common in the preceding Greek civilization. Muslims were inspired to place a greater emphasis on empirical observation, instead of the ancient Greek philosophers such as the Plato and Aristotle, who expressed a general distrust toward the senses and instead viewed reason alone as being sufficient to understanding nature. The Qur’an’s insistence on observation, reason and contemplation, (see, think, and contemplate), led Muslims to develop an early scientific method based on these principles. For the Qur’an said; “And it is he who ordained the stars for you that you may be guided thereby in the darkness of the land and the sea.” There are also several cosmological verses in the Qur’an which some modern writers have interpreted as foreshadowing the expansion of the universe and possibly even the Big Bang theory. These include the verses, “Don’t those who reject faith see that the heavens and the earth were a single entity then we ripped them apart?” (Qur’an21:30), and “And the heavens we did create with Our Hands, and we do cause it to expand.”(Qur’an 51:47)

Though several texts attributed to Muhammad, show that he was generally opposed to astrology as well as superstition in general. An example of this is when an eclipse occurred during his son Ibrahim ibn Muhammad’s death, and rumours began spreading about this being a personal show of sympathy from God himself. Muhammad is said to have replied: “An eclipse is a phenomenon of nature. It is foolish to attribute such things to the death or birth of a human being.”

In observational astronomy, the first major original, Muslim work of astronomy was the “Zij-al Sindh” by al Khwarizimi in 830 AD. The work contains tables for the movements of the Sun, the moon and the other five planets known at the time. He used Hindu-Arabic numerals in his calculations, while Muhammad ibn Ja‑bir al Harra-ni al Batta-ni (Albatenius) (853‑929), discovered that the direction of the Sun’s eccentric was changing, which in modern astronomy is equivalent to the Earth moving in an elliptical orbit around the Sun. His times for the new moon, lengths for the solar year and sidereal year, prediction of eclipses, and work on the phenomenon of parallax, carried astronomers closer and closer to understanding the laws of relativity and which would not happen for another 500 years.

In the 9th century, Ja’far Muhammad ibn Mu sa ‑ ibn Sha‑kir, would make significant contributions to astrophysics and celestial mechanics, he was the first to hypothesize that the heavenly bodies and celestial spheres are subject to the same laws of physics as Earth, unlike the ancients who believed that the celestial spheres followed their own set of physical laws different from that of Earth. In his “Astral Motion and The Force of Attraction,” he would also propose that there is a force of attraction between heavenly bodies, which foreshadows Newton’s law of universal gravitation. Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathi-r al-Fargha-ni, in 850, gave values for the obliquity of the ecliptic and the processional movements of the sun, when it is at its farthest distance from the earth.

In the 10th century A.D., Abd al Rahman al Sufi (Azophi) carried out observations on the stars and described their positions, magnitudes, brightness, and colour, through drawings of each constellation in his book, the “Book of Fixed Stars,” where he also mentions the “nebula.” He also gave the first descriptions and pictures of what he called, “a little cloud,” which is now known as the Andromeda Galaxy, and along with the Large Magellanic Cloud, are the first galaxies other than the Milky Way to be observed from Earth. He mentions it as lying before the mouth of the Big Fish, an Arabic constellation.

The astronomer, Ibn Yunis, used an astrolabe with a diameter of nearly 1.4 metres, and spent years observing and then recording more than 10,000 entries for the Sun’s position. Around 1000 the Persian astronomer Abu-Rayha-n al-Bi-ru-ni, described the Milky Way as a collection of many nebulous stars, and in 1019 observes and gives a detailed description of the solar eclipse on April 8 and the lunar eclipse on September 17, and then gives the exact latitudes of the stars during the lunar eclipse. He also calculates the distance between the Earth and the Sun in his work, the “Mas’udicus.” Then in 1006, Ali ibn Ridwan, as well as Chinese astronomers, observed SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, and left a detailed description of the temporary star.

The 11th century would become a landmark time for the Islamic astronomers, who diligently kept studying the celestial realm and furthered knowledge in most all of the sciences. In the beginning of the century, Omar Khayyám would compile many tables, and perform a reformation of the calendar that was more accurate than the Julian calendar, and came close to the Gregorian. An amazing feat was his calculation of the year to be 365.24219858156 days long, which is accurate to the 6th decimal place. Later that year the Arabian astronomer Ibn al-Haytham (Alhacen) discovered and recorded that the celestial spheres do not consist of solid matter, and that the heavens are less dense than air, in his “Book of Optics.” He also refutes Aristotle’s theory on the Milky Way by making the first attempt at observing and measuring the Milky Way’s parallax. It’s angular displacement due to it being observed from the surface, instead of the centre of the Earth, and the difference of it being observed from the Earth instead of the Sun. He determined that because the Milky Way had no parallax, it had to be very far from the Earth and did not belong to the Earth’s atmosphere. Then in 1054, Arabian, and once again, Chinese astronomers, observe the star SN 1054, which becomes responsible for the creation of the Crab Nebula, the only nebula whose creation has ever been observed.

The hits kept coming, when in 1350, Ibn al-Shatir, anticipated Copernicus by more than a hundred years, and by abandoning the theory of Ptolemy, that all axis are the same length, he provided new calculations of planetary motion, which provided the first provable model of lunar motions which accurately match observations. Around the same time, Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya of Syria, proposes that the Milky Way galaxy to be a great number of tiny stars packed together in the sphere of the fixed stars, and that these stars are larger than the planets.

In the 15th century, Ali Kus-cu provided empirical evidence for the Earth’s rotation on its axis, and rejects the stationary Earth theories of Aristotle and Ptolemy.

In the 16th century, Taqi al-Din measured the right ascension of the stars at his observatory in Istanbul, using an “observational clock” in which he invented, and described as a mechanical clock with three dials which show the hours, minutes and seconds. And to think, all this combined knowledge that had been achieved up until this time, had been reached through dedicated observing of the universe, with the naked eye, and the use of mathematics.            

Up until the 17th century the Chaldean civilizations had a profound effect on astronomy and cosmology. They had the advantage of being some of the first humans ever, to study the skies and record what they were seeing, as well as having the advantage that their astronomers, scientists, and mathematicians had the freedom and security to advance along in their quest for seeking knowledge. Much unlike the West, where after the Greeks, Christianity would, more often than not, prosecute or murder an individual who was interested in science. Though there were many who would continue on from the Greeks in Europe, in most cases, they had to achieve this in secrecy and were supported privately.

06/30/19

Sunshine Supermen – Megaliths and Mounds

Adams Calendar, South Africa Realhistoryww
Adams Calendar, South Africa

Chapter II – Megaliths and Mounds

Megaliths are structures made of large stones by ancient cultures, without the use of any mortar or cement. As to not knowing what exactly their roles were, we can only surmise that they fulfilled both astronomical and religious functions, due to the astronomical significance of their alignments. In general, megaliths do not include structures built by developed and well expressed cultures like the Romans or Maya, and their pyramids, but rather the more ancient cultures.

Pyramids themselves were first used in ancient Mesopotamia as mud-brick structures known as ziggurats. Egypt would go on and build over 70 pyramids, with recent archaeological finds there and elsewhere, supporting the theory that most pyramid’s were centers of stargazing, worship, work, commerce, and social life rather than lone tombs erected on empty plains.

Pyramids continued to be used by the Greeks and Romans, and are found throughout the world, most notably in Central and South America, India and China.

Megaliths and mounds meanwhile are also found around the world. Especially in large areas of the Middle East, from the Turkish border, through Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Undoubtedly because of its large population at the time with agriculture blooming, the largest concentration of megaliths can be found in southern Syria and along the Jordan Rift Valley. Many of them are found to align with the summer solstice sunrise, and may have been used as a place to gaze at and track the stars, with their rock formations working like a kind of ancient calendar.

The oldest megalithic structure in the world, which we know of, is Adam’s Calendar, South Africa, (shown above) with some studies suggesting it could have been made around 75,000 years ago. It’s one of an estimated 100,000 such structures in the hills around Mpumalanga (Zulu name for “the place where the sun rises”) a province in eastern South Africa, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique.

But the majority of megaliths seem to have been erected during the Neolithic period, the final stage of cultural evolution and technological development among prehistoric humans, and the final division of the Stone Age. The Neolithic began about 12,000 years ago (10,000 BC) with the development of farming, and ended around 3000 BC. Overtaken then by the Bronze Age, which denoted the first period in which metal was used.

One of the oldest megalithic places of worship in the world, erected around 11,000 years ago, is Gobekli Tepe, in Turkey. Four stone circles have been excavated from an estimated 20, with some 3 meters high and up to 30 m across. The stones have a variety of carved reliefs and pictograms depicting boars, foxes, lions, birds, snakes and scorpions. Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, the people of the time hadn’t yet developed pottery or metal tools but managed to build this place with massive carved stones.

Gobekli Tepe, Turkey / Anadolu Agency

While at Nabta Playa, in Egypt, which will be discussed later on, stone circles, groups of megalithic structures, and alignments of upright stones, dating from about 4,500 BC, was a vast star chart.

Other notable Middle Eastern megaliths, include, Rujm-el-Hiri (3000 BC) at Quneitra in Syria, which is currently in the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights. An enormous megalithic monument consisting of several concentric stone rings made up of more than 42,000 basalt rocks, it resembles a giant target from above and boasts intricate stone arrangements within its circle. The stones range from 2.5 m in height to 4.5 m tall in the center.

Foundation Stones of Baalbek, Lebanon/ Hidden Inca Tours April/2019

The Trilithon of Baalbek, Lebanon, in the ruins of the former city of Heliopolis has some of the largest cut stones ever known to have been created by human civilization. At the base of the ruins of the Jupiter Baal temple are three stones, called the Trilithon, and each weighs more than seven hundred and fifty tons. Researchers remain divided as to who created these monsters.

Foundation stone – Temple of Jupiter

Many European stone sentinels, megaliths and stone groupings, also conformed to celestial alignments, which required skilled observation, measurement, and prediction. In some locations, such as Stonehenge, on the Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire England, the massive standing stones, around 4m high and 2m wide, and weighing around 25 tons, had some astronomical purpose, and of course, used for ceremonies and rituals. As in most all other cases, these observatories were employed to determine the seasons, an important factor in knowing when to plant crops, as well as in understanding the length of the year. Stonehenge was built around 3000 BC and constructed to calculate the moment of sunrise and moonrise, over an 18.6 year cycle. By standing at the centre of the circle, one can face either the sunrise or the moonrise, and foretell the season according to its position behind the “markers”.

In the English Midlands, limestone monuments called The Rollright Stones; date back to as early as 4000 BC. The Stones consist of three major formations, constructed at different times throughout the Neolithic and Bronze Age: the Whispering Nights dolmen, the King’s Men stone circle, and the King Stone.

The Standing Stones of Callanish on the isle of Lewis, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, form a megalithic complex also based on astronomy. Built in about 3000 BC, lines can be identified to the moon, Sun, and stars, and seems to have been a huge lunar calendar.

Newgrange, in the County of Meath, Ireland, is a tomb hill, 76 m wide and 12 m high. It was built between 5500 and 3200 BC. Renowned due to its astronomic positioning: at the dawn of winter solstice day the Sun shines through its 18 m long main passage. Also in Ireland sits the Drombeg megaliths, formed into a circle that aligns with the sunset on the winter solstice. Human remains suggest the monument was used from as early as 1100 BC.

In Brittany, France, at Carnac, more than 3,000 stones have stood in careful rows since as early as 4500 BC. It is the largest collection of prehistoric hand cut stones in the world. Carnac’s megaliths cover the countryside, along with dolmens (tombs), burial mounds, and individual memorials. Some arrangements align with the stars, while local legend says the stones were once soldiers, frozen in place for all eternity. Other theories point to the sky. Also in France, The Grand Menhir of Locmariaquer, is one of the largest freestanding stones to have been erected anywhere in Europe and is a part of a wider site of significance in the area. It is estimated to have been erected over six thousand five hundred years ago. Though having fallen over perhaps a thousand years ago and now lying in four pieces, it is estimated to have weighed as much as three hundred and fifty tons and stood nearly twenty meters tall.

On the island of Menorca in the Mediterranean Sea, off of Spain, are the Talati de Dalt megalithic monuments, called taulas (Catalan for “tables”), and dated between 1000 and 3000 BC. They are visually very similar to Stonehenge, but are a mystery to what religious or astronomical significance they had. Another theory suggested they were centers of healing for the Talaiotic people who built them. Also in the Mediterranean, and submerged by around 7200 BC, a 12 m long monolith, probably weighing around 15,000 kg was found 40 m under water in the Strait of Sicily, south-west of Sicily, but whose function is unknown. Nearby, the megalithic structures on the nearby island of Malta are believed to be one the oldest in Europe, in particular the Skorba Temples, which were built around 4850 BC, while the Ggantija (giant), is a temple on the island of Gozo, a part of Malta, and dates back to 3600 BC. It is made up of huge limestone blocks with an innermost section, passageways, altars, carvings and libation holes.

Elsewhere, the eastern North American Native peoples, the Hopewell (200 BC-500 AD), and the Adena (1000 BC-200 BC), built huge earth mounds, many in the shape of an octagon as well as pyramid mounds which were square, rectangular and circular.

The pre-Columbian city Cahokia, beside the Mississippi river, near St. Louis, built earthen pyramids that still stand today. The largest one covers sixteen acres at its base and rises 30 metres, making it one of the biggest buildings of any period, and the largest in the United States before the 20th century. Many are burial tombs, though just as many are also thought to encode various sunrise and moon-rise patterns, including the winter and summer solstices, equinoxes, and minimum and maximum lunar risings and settings on the local horizon.

The “Big Horn Medicine Wheel” in Wyoming, USA, is a stone setting resembling an enormous spiked wheel. Historically on native Crow land, oral history from several indigenous nations sets the Big Horn Medicine Wheel as already existing before them, having been built by “people without iron”. It has been dated archaeologically to 3200 BC.

Big Horn Medicine Wheel, Wyoming/ by Airphoto NA

The Wheel is one of four or five astronomically complex wheels that are publicly known to exist in the Rocky Mountain region. It is of a type termed “Subgroup 6”, for its prominent central stone cairn surrounded by a stone ring, while two or more interior stone lines connect the stone ring to the cairn in the center. Smaller, less complex wheels may also have astronomical significance, such as solstice alignments and east-west orientations. The larger complex wheels are capable of tracking several different cosmic cycles, including the precession of the equinoxes, the Moon’s phases, lunar and solar eclipse cycles, and planets’ orbital cycles. These astronomical wheels mirror the north ecliptic polar region of the sky, and are useful as celestial grids to track changes over the millennia.

While in central and South America, megaliths run into the hundreds. The Calçoene megalithic observatory (the Amazon Stonehenge), erected sometime in the 1st to 10th centuries AD, in Amapá, Brazil, is a circle marked with 127 blocks of granite, and stones up to 3 m high. Other South American megaliths include The Chilla Pyramids, and the Banos Del Inca, in Ecuador, and the Huaca del Sol, in Peru.

While, 3,512 kilometers east off the coast of Chile lays the island of Rapa Nui, a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. The nearest inhabited land to it is Pitcairn Island, 2,075 km away. Rapa Nui has nearly 1,000 massive upright stone statues called moai. Created during the 13th and 16th centuries, the moai are carved human figures with oversize heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called ahus. The largest standing moai was estimated to weigh at least 86 tons.

Other notable megaliths include Padang Hill in West Jawa, Indonesia. It is the largest concentration of megalithic stones in Southeast Asia, consisting of thousands of stone blocks. And the Diquis Spheres in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, a very unusual megalith in that it is made up of perfectly round stone spheres, some up to 16 tons in weight. While ancient, the exact timing of its building and culture, are unknown.

And finally Inuksuk Point, on Baffin Island, in Nunavut, Canada. Inuksuk Point is a group of over 100 vertical stone settings, which serve as navigation and reference points. The word inuksuk (also called inukshuk), could be translated as “somebody/something who acts on behalf of a human”. An Inuksuk in the shape of a person signifies safety, hope and friendship, which today has been transformed into a symbol of hope and friendship that transcends borders to reach people all over the world.

Inunnguaq at Rankin Inlet, Nunavit, Canada / photo by Ansgar Walk


Chapter One – Sunshine Supermen

05/25/19

Sunshine Supermen

By Joseph Peters

Started in 2010 ended in 2019

Contents

  1. Prologue
  2. Megaliths & Mounds
  3. Mesopotamia
  4. Egyptians
  5. Chinese
  6. India
  7. Greeks
  8. Maya
  9. Inca
  10. Aztec
  11. Nicolaus Copernicus
  12. Johnnes Kepler
  13. Galileo Galilei
  14. Isaac Newton
  15. Albert Einstein
  16. Astrology
  17. Modern Astronomy
  18. Spacemen
  19. Sun / Summary

Chapter I – Prologue

Today, astronomy is known as the study of objects and matter outside the Earth’s atmosphere and of their physical and chemical properties. It is one of the oldest sciences, if not the first. From the beginning of time, all living things have been affected by what goes on in the sky, and since humans have been on the planet, the sky, especially the night sky, has been the most awesome and most mysterious aspect of our lives, as well as the most overwhelming. The earliest human, would perhaps stand up on a rock, in the quiet of a clear night and stare up at the panorama of the sky and probably feel so very small, swimming amongst the stars. Dwarfed by the seemingly, endless and uncountable twinkles of light, whilst standing agape with eyes open wide and bottom lip hanging open, drooling upon oneself. Or we’d sit around our campfire and tell stories about the night skies and attempt to decipher them. Shooting stars would be talked about for days, while we may have danced with the Aureole-Aurora Borealis.

Besides the vastness of the sky, there were always the Sun and the Moon as well. With both, so much larger and brighter than anything else that dwelled up in space. The Moon could be stared at for hours, while the Sun could not, though it was able to touch all living things with its heat. The Sun represented life, the Moon, no doubt reflection. It never gets boring for some reason when we stare up into the sky. We sense there is much going on, but to us it seems ever so slowly, while in reality it’s all happening very quickly.

From very early on, humans have sensed, felt, and seen the effects that the Sun and Moon seem to have on all aspects of life and nature, from the oceans to flora and fauna. We’ve probably always been extremely dedicated observers of the sky. But the majority of humankind’s concerns are what is going on in their individual life here on the Earth, and not so much what was happening on a daily basis in the heavens. Indeed the enormity of the sky, to most, had to have been very scary on some levels. The eclipses of the Sun and Moon themselves must have been both awe-inspiring to an early human’s spirit, and yet at the same time very traumatic. A lunar eclipse turns the Moon red as it passes in the Earth’s shadow, a partial lunar eclipse creates the image that part of the Moon is covered by the Sun, and the most fearful to humans was no doubt during a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks out the Sun.

There would come to be individuals who spent enough time staring up at the stars, watching the Sun and Moon on a regular basis, to notice that there was a lot of movement going on up there, with much of the movements happening regularly, like the time between full moons and the day and night. From very early on, watching the sky would become the responsibility of certain dedicated and patient individuals, sunshine supermen, if you will, with their observations becoming our measurement and concept, of time, and continuing wonder.

Time is forever moving forward, but we can only measure it in relation to other things that have a regular pattern, like the rising sun or swing of a pendulum. The earliest measurement of time would be the day. Which was easily calculated by everyone, the Sun rose and moved across the sky then disappeared, to be replaced by the Moon which would also move across the sky and eventually disappear. The earliest astronomers had no idea that, in reality the Earth was moving and not the Sun. Our next measurement of time was the month. The time it takes for one full Moon to become another full Moon, about 29 days.

The Babylonians would be the first to break up a day into twenty-four hours, with sixty minutes per hour. All numbers which are easily divisible by two, three, and four. The first clocks were simple sundials, using shadow, then came hourglasses of sand, with the first pendulum clock not appearing until the 17th century.

Besides measuring time, humans would eventually relate the sky’s actions into the need to understand their place and purpose in the universe as well. This need for a universal meaning to our lives does not need to be religious, for anyone should be able to sense and see that a cosmic perspective does give meaning to our lives. That somehow we are connected, and not separated like many would come to believe.

To study the sky, is to seek knowledge, for astronomy is not just a science about the physicality of the planet Earths place in the universe. It is also to seek an understanding of its beginnings, it’s future, and it’s time. It also has a human perspective, the study for truth, and from very early on astronomy would become intertwined with religion, from which would evolve cosmology, which can be considered as the study of the universe as a whole.

Historically, optical astronomy, also called visible light astronomy, is the oldest form of astronomy. What was observed in the sky was at first memorized and then eventually drawn by hand, by the individuals who patiently and diligently each night stood atop a monument and stared up into the night sky, recording in pictures or script of their methodical observations, for generation after generation. Astronomical artefacts have been found from much earlier periods than even our first civilizations. Early cultures, as far back as the Ethiopians, 17,000 years ago, identified celestial objects with gods and spirits. They related these objects, and their movements, to phenomena such as rain, drought, seasons, and tides. It is generally believed that the first astronomers were priests and shamans, and that their understanding of the heavens was seen as divine, hence astronomy’s ancient connection to what is now called astrology. At first these early astronomer-priests were involved with not only a primitive form of speculative meteorology, but also the attempt to read divine will. This was expressed everywhere and from all things, such as how the smoke rises from a fire, cloud-formations, the entrails of an animal, or the flight patterns of birds. These priests were also the first to develop the process by which this divine will, could be appeased, and that was through sacrifice. These early astronomer-priests were fed and sustained by the people, so that they could study the sky continuously, and would become the privileged few in the earliest civilizations. Besides creating ceremonies, feasts, timekeeping and rituals, they also were in charge of expulsion of all demons, diseases, and sins and thus, they took care of their community’s spiritual well being.

Before tools such as telescopes were invented in the 17th century, early study of the stars had to be conducted from the only vantage points available, namely tall buildings and high ground using the bare eye and then later, the armillary sphere, would become the prime instrument of all astronomers in determining celestial positions. Several of the planets have been known since prehistoric times, with the ancients aware of seven of them, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, mostly because these bodies are very bright, and they wander among the fixed stars, through the constellations. These were known to the Greeks as plane‑te‑s or “wanderers.”

In ancient times the sky was probably more respected than it is today, being so all consuming. Today many people go days without ever looking up. But long ago, the sky would have been the mother of all distractions. The Supreme Being would have been the Sun, for it represented the cycles of life, the staples of resurrection: life during the day, death when it disappeared and a rebirth the next morning.

The constellation Orion would have been next in importance. There were many names and interpretations of the stars of this constellation, including the Hunter, named by the Greeks. Though Orion was also known as “thief thrown to the buzzards,” in South America. The Pawnee of North America called the constellation, “the Deer,” and the Egyptians named it Osiris. Orion is found on the celestial equator and is the largest, most conspicuous and recognizable constellation worldwide.

The sky is overpoweringly magnificent, but as mentioned earlier, it brought out fear as well, and still does. This fear would be used by the early astronomer priests to their advantage, for only they were believed to be able to know what the gods expected from the people. Night after night they’d watch the night sky, trying to interpret what the gods were saying by their movements in the stars and planets, and at the same time allowing what they would find, to control nearly every aspect of the people’s lives, and to keep themselves fed, by sowing and harvesting at the right times. Unfortunately, their work, and themselves, were also often easily influenced by whoever was in power.

Old or even ancient astronomy is not to be confused with astrology, the belief system which claims that human affairs are correlated with the positions of celestial objects. Although the two fields share a common origin and a part of their methods, by using tables showing positions of the heavens, they are distinct. In early times, astronomy only comprised the observation and predictions of the motions of objects visible to the naked eye.

As civilizations developed, most notably in Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt, Persia, Central America, India, China, and the Islamic world, astronomical observatories were assembled, and ideas on the nature of the universe began to be explored. Most of early astronomy actually consisted of mapping the positions of the stars and planets, a science now referred to as, astrometry. From these observations, early ideas about the motions of the planets were formed, and the nature of the Sun, Moon, and the Earth in the universe were explored philosophically. The Earth was believed to be the center of the universe with the Sun, the Moon and the stars rotating around it. This is known as the geocentric model of the universe. In contrast to ancient Greek philosophers who believed that the universe had an infinite past with no beginning, while medieval philosophers and theologians developed the concept of the universe having a finite past with a beginning. This view was inspired by the creation myth shared by the three Abraham based religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

While Islam produced some incredible astronomers, the bibles of Judaism and Christianity, contain only a few statements as to the position of the Earth, the universe and the nature of planets and stars. With Venus and Saturn being the only planets expressly mentioned in the Old Testament. The closest interpretations of biblical “stars” are, Kimah, related to the Pleiades; the Kesil, related to Orion; Ayish, to Hyades; Mezarim – the Bears (Great and Little); MazzarothVens (Lucifer and Hesperus); Hadre, the “Chamber of the South”, and Canopus, the Southern Cross and Centauri.

Over five thousand years ago, many individuals, in many different parts of the world, had gained much firsthand experience and knowledge about Mother Nature, and the duality she provided of destruction and growth. They were achieving a better understanding of the natural world by studying the stars and sky. Cultures around the globe, nearly all at the same time, became fixated on being able to forecast and keep time, to mark seasonal changes for the growing and harvesting of crops. And the desire grew to foretell, and to forestall, if possible, future events by sacrifice and ritual.

Much of ancient astronomy was all about timekeeping, and soon most all of the early sky watchers would develop calendars, with the first ones marking the seasons and rituals. All calendars of the world have usually been set by the Sun and Moon – measuring the day, month and year – and were very important to agriculture in which the harvest depended on planting at the correct time of year. The most common modern calendar is based on the Roman calendar, which divided the year into twelve months of alternating thirty and thirty‑one days apiece. In 46 BC the Roman emperor Julius Caesar instigated calendar reform and adopted a calendar based upon the 365 1/4 day year length, originally proposed by the 4th century BC, Greek astronomer Callippus. But as you shall see, there have been many calendars and much pondering about the celestial realm.

This essay hopes to record and share with you the incredible achievements attained by the amazingly disciplined sunshine supermen and gazers of the stars, up to the 17th century and the invention of the telescope, while before that time so much had already been achieved by simply using the human eyeball and mathematics. And afterwards, right up to the present day when the technologies of optics and photography would begin to share the stargazing.

I hope I am not diminishing the explorations of space that have been reached, or the nearly divine work that modern astronomers have achieved, and so have also included chapters on Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein, because, though they were not all astronomers, through their combined genius, they would develop and put forth definitions and theories, to exactly what the sunshine supermen of past and present were and are, looking at. And to what they were looking for. So lie back upon a cool patch of grass and stare up at the night sky, or simply strap in and enjoy the ride.

Will be releasing chapters weekly. Peace Out for now.


02/18/19

The Village of One Hundred

If we were to reduce the seven and a half billion people currently residing on the planet, down to only one hundred people and all living in the only village in the world, who would they be? Or rather what would the village initially look like before any changes, which would undoubtedly occur, and if they would survive. Would they get along? Where would the village be? These are questions that could be discussed at extreme length and have been, throughout human history, and when discussing, one could easily fall down into numerous bottomless rabbit-holes. Since we are talking about human nature here, and not just any other far less complicated, but just as intelligent animal on the planet. Roles would obviously change, especially since all the focus would have to be on hunting, gathering and growing, and not spending. As to authority it’d either be one of two eggs, egalitarian or ego. There would also be just as many males and females with alpha, sigma or beta traits. All of which is far too interesting, with most conclusions based on the roll of the dice, for all the permutations, outcomes, and scenarios there would be. For being human is a very complicated affair.

The following statistics were first published in 1992 by the Retired Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison, Wisconsin, in a curriculum entitled “Unheard Voices: Celebrating Cultures from the Developing World”. Shortly thereafter the statistics appeared as an email that continues to be circulated and viewed by millions of people around the world. This updated version includes the detailed research, statistics and source information of the “100 People:  A World Portrait, A Global Education Toolbox” project at 100people.org/statistics, first posted in 2016. And also includes a further updated version made in January 2019 by Matt Rosenberg, at thoughtco.com/if-the-world-were-a-village.

Someone rings a bell, summoning the other ninety-nine villagers to assemble in the town square. Fifty would be male and fifty would be female, all hetrosexual, except for three who would be either gay or lesbian.

Twenty-seven would be under 14 years of age, sixty-six between the ages of 15 and 64, and only seven grey-hairs over 65.

Seventy would be non-white, thirty white. The vast majority (61) of the village would be Asian, of these; twenty are Chinese, and seventeen are East Indians. There would also be fourteen Africans, eleven Europeans, nine Latinos or South Americans, five North Americans, while none of the villagers would be from Australia, Oceania, or Antarctica.

It would no doubt be a true polyglot village, with seventeen people speaking Mandarin or Cantonese, nine speaking English, eight Hindi, six Russian, six Spanish, four Arabic, with the other fifty people somehow speaking over 5,000 other languages.

Thirty-three villagers would be Christians, twenty-two would be Muslims, thirteen Hindus, six Buddhists, two atheists, twelve not religious, or don’t identify themselves as being aligned with a particular faith, and the remaining twelve would be members of other religions. Judaism would not exist.

As to the villager’s individual characters, and though personality is not categorical, it is dimensional, for when people mature and grow, their personality also matures and grows, there would still be basically four personality types, with  the most common being average. The average individual would experience such feelings as anxiety, worry, fear, anger, frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt, depressed mood, and loneliness, with ten of the females and six of the males in the village suffering from depression. On the other side of the coin the average person in the village would also be outgoing and social, with most enjoying being with people, participating in social gatherings, wanting to be happy, and are full of energy.

Not so average would be the reserved and silent types, who are generally not open or neurotic, but are emotionally stable. They tend to be introverted, agreeable and conscientious. Then there would be the few role-models and natural leaders who possess high levels of agreeableness, outgoingness, openness and conscientiousness. They listen to new ideas and are reliable. There will also be some villagers, who are self-centered, and though they are often very outgoing and social, they suffer from low levels of openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. And finally, one of the hundred would be a sociopath and/or a psychopath.

Physically, fourteen would be obese, and a part of the thirty villagers who would always have enough to eat. Over half the village would be malnourished, fifteen would be undernourished, with one dying of starvation. Twenty-five people would have tuberculosis, one would have HIV, twelve would be disabled, and twenty would smoke cigarettes.More than twenty-five people would regularly consume alcohol, but only seven of them would be alcoholics. Similarly, about six people would take some sort of drug at least once a year, with only one among them, an addict (using daily). And of the one hundred, around fifteen of them would recreationally smoke cannabis sativa, for its religious and spiritual moods and properties, and for medication.

By the end of a year, one villager would die and two new villagers would be born, so the population would climb to 101. There would be a one in three chance the person dying would die from a cardiovascular disease, a heart attack, stroke, cancers, or diabetes. Overall, over their lifetimes, thirty-one of the hundred would eventually die of a cardiovascular disease.

Of the thirty-seven children under 14 years old, six girls and five boys would have suffered child sexual abuse. Of the sixty to seventy adults, fifteen would have been either physically or emotionally abused as children. While one in five women and one in thirteen men in the village was sexually abused as a child.

Eighty of the villagers would have access to clean, safe drinking water, twenty would not. Sixty-eight would breathe clean air, while thirty-two would breathe polluted air. And while fifty-seven would have improved sanitation, only thirty-four of them would actually have access to a toilet. Forty-three people would live without basic sanitation.

Fifty-four people would live within the village proper, while forty-six would be rural dwellers. Seventy-eight people out of the one hundred would have a place to shelter them from the wind and the rain, twenty-two would not, with the vast majority (80%) of villagers living in substandard housing.

Overall, eighty-six would be able to read and write, while fourteen would not. 78% of the eligible males and 76% of eligible females would have a primary school education, with 66% of them (combined) at least finishing high school. Seven out of the one hundred villagers would have a college degree. In 1992 only one villager had a degree.

As to people’s freedoms, forty-eight wouldn’t be allowed to speak out loud, and act according to their faith and conscience, due to harassment, imprisonment, torture or death, while fifty-two of the villagers could. And while twenty would live in fear of death by bombardment, armed attack, landmines, or of rape or kidnapping by armed groups, eighty would not.

Sixty-six people would not have access to safe and affordable surgery, with thirty-three people unable to pay for any medicine they might need.

Of the one hundred, thirty would be unemployed or underemployed. Of the seventy who would work, twenty-eight would work in agriculture, fourteen in industry, and the remaining twenty-eight would work in the service sector. Fifty-three villagers would live on less than two U.S. dollars a day. While only sixteen villagers would be able to spend more than $20 per day. One person in the village, an American, would be able to spend over $100 per day, as well as control 50% of all the wealth. Overall, 85% of the village’s wealth would be owned by only six people, four of them the only Americans in the village, with seventy people owning only 3% of the wealth.

Though, eighty-two people would have electricity, eighteen would not. There would be 18 cars in the village, with most people walking, biking, or using horse and buggy.

The village would have a mobile-cellular network, with eighty people having a cell-phone, and forty-seven people active internet users. But only have each other to talk and communicate with. In 1992 only one person in the village had a computer.

To end, “If you keep your food in a refrigerator, your clothes in a closet, and you have a bed to sleep in, and a roof over your head, you are richer than 77% of the entire world population.” Comparatively, if you have money in the bank, some in your wallet, pocket or purse, and spare change in a dish somewhere, you are among the top 10% of the worlds wealthy.

In a village of only one hundred people would such things really matter? History has proven that unfortunately, they would. But one could hope that everyone would get along. Instead of everyone retreating into fragmented groups, and simply dying off.

 

 

 

 

References:

 

https://www.thoughtco.com/if-the-world-were-a-village-1435271 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3nllBT9ACg

https://www.euronews.com/2018/09/21/personality-types-average-self-centered-role-model-or-reserved-t137902

https://www.internationalcap.org › Abuse & Neglect Info

 

 

02/18/19

Earthquake Precautions

Because you never know; especially in areas where there is frequent earthquake activity.

A very interesting read, which goes against everything you’ve probably been told about how to survive an earthquake. And in fact was quite controversial when it came out in 2004. Here in Canada, fifteen years later, the federal government hasn’t adopted any of it, but then, the feds won’t even allow AEDs, which are literally everywhere today, in any of their office buildings, citing legal issues. An AED is an automated external defibrillator, a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening signs of a heart attack and able to treat them through defibrillation. They have and are, saving thousands of lives, unlike the advice given that in an earthquake, crawl under the desk, kitchen table or doorway, or simply duck.

Spread the word to everyone you care about and maybe save a life one day.


From Doug Copp’s article on the “triangle of life”, edited by Larry Linn for MAA Safety Committee brief on April 13th 2004.

“My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world’s most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake. I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation for two years. I have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985; except for simultaneous disasters. In 1996 we made a film which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this practical, scientific test. We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did ‘duck and cover,’ and ten mannequins I used in my ‘triangle of life’ survival method. After the simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the results. The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions, relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck and cover. There would likely have been 100 percent survivability for people using my method of the ‘triangle of life.’ This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest of Europe, and it was seen in the USA, Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV. The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under their desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene, unnecessary and I wondered why the children were not in the aisles. I didn’t at the time know that the children were told to hide under something. Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the ‘triangle of life’.

The larger and stronger the object, the less it will compact, and the less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for safety will not be injured. The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the ‘triangles’ you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building. They are everywhere.”

Copp’s Ten Tips for Earthquake Safety

1 – Most everyone who simply ‘ducks and covers’ when buildings collapse are crushed to death. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are crushed.

2 – Cats, dogs and babies often naturally curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next to an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

3 – Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. Wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

4 – If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed. Hotels can achieve a much greater survival rate in earthquakes, simply by posting a sign on the back of the door of every room telling occupants to lie down on the floor, next to the bottom of the bed during an earthquake.

5 – If an earthquake happens and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

6 – Most everyone who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the doorjamb falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the door jamb falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed.

7 – Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different “moment of frequency” (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads – horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn’t collapse, stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not damaged.

8 – Get near the outer walls of buildings or outside of them if possible – It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked

9 – People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles. All the crushed cars had voids one meter (3 feet) high next to them, except for the cars that had columns fall directly across them.

10 – I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper. Spread the word.

08/16/18

The Life and Times of James Bond

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One of the most iconic, cool, competent, cocky but confident, fashionable, and well mannered, truly psychopathic and ultimate protagonist characters has to be James Bond. Created by Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908-1964), English author, journalist, and naval intelligence officer, Bond appeared for the first time in the novel Casino Royale, published in 1953. Until his passing in 1964, Fleming would write another twelve novels and two short story collections about the spy James Bond, with his wartime service and his career as a journalist providing much of the background, detail, and depth of the James Bond novels.

The Bond character was further developed by the over two decades now perseverance of the Broccoli family of American film producer Albert R Broccoli, and dozens of writers and screen writers. The first Bond film Dr. No was released in 1962, when I was four years old and I’ve been hooked ever since. I have read all of Fleming’s books and some of the books that have been written since his passing, by new authors that are carrying on the Bond folklore. President John F. Kennedy was also a James Bond fan, and watched a preview screening of From Russia with Love at the White House on November 21st, 1963. He was killed the next day in Dallas.

The following is based on the combined facts of Bond, in literature and filmdom, with a “wee bit of artistic wherewithal”, said of course in a Scottish accent, with beer foam dripping from my moustache. Chronologically, I try to follow Ian Fleming’s books as they were written, but also for continuity, use some of the release dates of Bond films including those not associated with Fleming/Broccoli, and to a very small extent, the books written by various authors of the “young” Bond. I’m sure loyal James Bond aficionados, may take issue with the continuity of this story, but the recent Daniel Craig as Bond series of films throws a wrench into things by rebooting to the beginnings and Bond’s first missions. While Fleming’s introduction of Bond was Casino Royale, in film Bond was introduced in Dr No, Fleming’s sixth Bond novel. As far as M goes, M was Rear Admiral Bernard Lee for the first eleven missions. After his death, Robert Brown took over for four, and then M Judi Dench was brought on for Bond’s next four missions, and then was transported back in time for Bond’s last four films, which chronicle his first few years with MI6. There are also too many Alex Leiter’s, Moneypennys and Blofelds.

Then there is the dilemma that there has been numerous individuals who have played Bond, but then this issue can be dealt with sensibly, by suggesting that since Bond would be recognized fairly quickly, as he was well known to the underworld and most all intelligence and secret service organizations, so to further the secrecy and stealth needed to carry on such heroic and often insane actions as he does, and have to infiltrate their organizations, every so often Bond gets a face replacement. In this scenario Bond has had seven face transplants and still looks good. Rumour has it that in a few years from now, Bond will be undergoing not only another face transplant but a skin transplant as well, for a mission, which as of yet remains undisclosed. The story to follow is not sensible so there are no face alterations, rationally on the other hand, Bond probably looked like Daniel Craig at the start of his MI6 career but as he aged he started looking more like Sean Connery.

All of these things make it difficult and confusing to get some sort of continuity in Bond’s career timeline, but I have simply done the best I could and tried to stay with what makes sense, and lean towards Fleming’s novels as to storyline and details. And mean him no disrespect whatsoever of his original brilliance.

 

Beginnings

 

James Bond was born in Germany to a Scottish father, Andrew Bond of Glencoe, Scotland, and Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, and spent much of his first ten years abroad, as his father was a Vickers armaments company representative. The Bond’s traditional family motto is Orbit Non Sufficit, the world is not enough.

Bond became multilingual in German and French at an early age. Sadly his parents were both killed in a mountain climbing accident that orphaned him at age 11. After their deaths, a friend of Andrew Bond, Hans Oberhauser, became Bond’s temporary guardian. Oberhauser had a son, Franz, and though older than Bond, he began to resent the way his father was treating Bond as if he were his only son, and felt he was being ignored. But soon Bond was placed with his full-time guardian, his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, in the village of Pett Bottom, Kent, England, where he completed his early education. Supposedly on a holiday to Paris when he was sixteen years old, he loses his virginity. Throughout his childhood, he and Miss Charmian would spend time each year at Skyfall, the Bond family estate in the Scottish Highlands.

Bond briefly attended Eton College, but was expelled over an alleged incident with a maid, and eventually graduated from Fettes Collage in Scotland, the same college his father had attended.

At about the same time, on the continent, Franz Oberhauser had already killed his father over the animosity felt towards Bond when they were younger, had staged his own death and adopted the name Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Over the years he would control the underworld, with his tentacles reaching into state intelligence organizations, trade unions and criminal cartels. Eventually he would create Spectre (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism Revenge and Extortion) , Smersh, and Quantum, and come up with all sorts of schemes to take over the world, and most importantly, to never give up on one day killing Bond.

After graduating from college, Bond enlisted in the British Navy as a commando, and participated in an unknown number of clandestine foreign military engagements, eventually becoming a Royal Naval Reserve Commander. In his early twenties (some have suggested when he was twenty years old), the 183 cm (6 ft) tall and supposedly still, 76 kg (170 lb) Bond, already an expert boxer, pistol shooter, scuba diver and knife thrower, applied and was accepted to join the British intelligence division of MI6 as an agent. His qualities of strength, action, confidence, and brutal violence if needed, were attractive to them. Much like his raw masculinity, being dangerous, confident, suggestive, calm, polite and smart was attractive to both women and men whom he would meet.

His first control officer in MI6 was Cmdr. Ian Fleming of Naval Intelligence, who would go on and become MI6’s chronicler and historian, and followed Bond’s career in particular, as they quickly bonded, as it were, and stayed lifelong friends. Fleming was supposedly very impressed when Bond showed up for work his first day in MI6, in an immaculate 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Bond still owns the Aston but it now spends its time in a storage locker. Over his career he has driven a plethora of vehicles, including the Aston Martin DB Mark III, a Lincoln Mark VII, various 1930’s Bentleys, a BMW 750iL, Yamaha XJ650 turbo motorcycle, dunebuggys, a double-decker bus, a Russian T-55M5 tank, hovercraft, numerous boats, and has flown gyroplanes, Cessna’s, and a Harrier T4 jet, to list but a few.

The head of the British Secret Intelligence Service at the time (M) was Royal Navy Rear Admiral Judi Dench, who had held the position for the previous ten plus years. As with all other heads of MI6, before her and since, they tend to be serious, efficient, no-nonsense authoritarians. M’s Chief of Staff and overseer of the 00 division was and still is, Bill Tanner, while MI6’s quartermaster (Q), Major Desmond Liewelyn, ran the research and Development Division. The Principal Secretary of the “Double O” division of MI6, and M’s personal secretary was Ms. Loelia Ponsonby. She would soon be replaced with MI6 agent, Mary Goodnight, who would occasionally, continue to assist Bond on assignments. Interestingly, noted neurologist Sir James Moloney, was frequently employed by M and MI6, but then as you will soon find out, one can see why.

Eventually Bond became one of perhaps nine agents to earn the designation double O, meaning they had a license to kill, or the “the authorisation to, at their own discretion, commit acts of assassination and other controversial activities in order to complete their missions, without having to first seek permission from headquarters”. The true number of how many agents are designated double 00 may never be known, but rumour has it there are three double 00 agents left, while some say Bond is the only 00 agent.

When he started, Bond was issued a .25 ACP Berretta 418 handgun, which was smaller than what he had been used to in the military, but found it a weapon that was easy to conceal, especially when using a shoulder holster, and considering Bond’s penchant for well cut tuxedos, and business suits, while wearing loafers.

Bond’s designation was awarded to him after his first assignment, which there are two different versions of. Perhaps, one was a false flag operation to hide something else that went down, with the other closer to the truth, who knows. One story goes that he got it after killing two enemy agents, a Japanese spy on the thirty-sixth floor of the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center (then housing the headquarters of British Security) in New York City, and a Norwegian double agent who had betrayed two British agents. The other story was on a mission that brought him to Prague, he assassinated Dryden, the traitorous MI6 section chief stationed there. He then traveled to Lahore, Pakistan, where he kills Fisher, Dryden’s contact with criminal organizations, after a violent and intense hand to hand fight to the death in a rundown apartment, ended when Bond strangles him. From there Bond tracks down a corrupt Greek official, Alex Dimitrios in the Bahamas, who in a matter of hours, loses his car to Bond in a poker game, Bond sleeps with his wife Solange, and then he gets killed by Bond in a crowded museum.

Regardless of what actually happened, after returning to London, Bond receives his 007 designation but gets read the riot act by M who sternly established her authority. Besides berating him for breaking international law, M also made it known she felt Bond was a “sexist misogynist dinosaur”. But then considering he is maybe twenty-two to twenty-three years old at the time, what can one expect his attitude to be, considering killing in cold blood doesn’t seem to be a problem for him, yet at the same time he’s funny, smart, confident, and with the amount of experience already under his belt at such a young age, would seem to confirm one of Cmdr. Fleming’s favorite sayings “I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them”.

Bond’s first mission “officially” was the Casino Royale operation. With British treasury agent Vesper Lynd, at his side, they were tasked with trying to bankrupt Le Chiffre, a terrorist financier and paymaster for the Russian counter-surveillance agency, Smersh, which also controlled some of Europe’s largest trade unions, and other divisions of Russia’s secret service.

Bond and Vesper attend a game of Texas hold-em poker at the Casino Royale in Montenegro. CIA agent Felix Leiter was also in attendance, and would become one of Bond’s very few friends throughout their careers. Also in attendance, including those actually at the table, were members of various countries’ intelligence and secret service organizations.

After losing the bulk of the money Vesper had brought with them and to stay in the game, Felix and the CIA bankrolled Bond the rest of the way. In the final hand it was all in, $115 million. Le Chiffre topped all the other hands still left at the table except Bond’s, who beats him with a straight flush.

After blowing such millions of dollars that was not his, Le Chiffre became a cornered animal, rare for a Bond villain. Kidnapping Bond and Vesper, Le Chiffre viciously tortures Bond, but a Smersh hit squad led by a Mr. White suddenly breaks in and assassinates Le Chiffre and his henchmen, and since the contract did not include Bond or Vesper, the assassins release them, though not before cutting a Cyrillic “LLI” into the back of Bond’s hand, signifying the Russian word shpion (spy), and Vesper making a private deal with Mr. White, the money Le Chiffre lost in exchange for Bond’s life.

Sharing a suite in a Venetian hotel while they recovered, Vesper would be the first woman Bond fell truly in love. Bond confesses his love to her as does she, and actually resigns from MI6 so that they can have a normal life together. But unbeknownst to Bond, in order to save his life Vesper had agreed to assist in the transfer of the money won at the Casino Royale, into Mr White’s and Smersh’s hands. After catching her in the act and feeling as though he had been played, his heart probably felt ripped out of his chest. They end up in a sinking building in Venice, with Vesper trapped. With all he had Bond valiantly attempted to save her but the building soon sinks underwater, and though Bond still did everything he could, Vesper refused his attempts and allowed herself to drown.

Later Bond discovered a text message left for him by Vesper, with Mr. White’s name and phone number. Bond tracked him down and kidnaps him, but instead of killing him he hands him in to the authorities. Every year since Vesper’s death, Bond still visits her grave in Cornwall England. It has been said that after losing Vesper, Bond would slowly begin to, instead of doing his job because of his principles; he began to use his job more often than not, in pursuing personal battles.

After surgery on the back of his hand to try to erase the inscription carved into it, and months of recovery time, the loss of Vesper lay heavy upon him. Bond eventually took on another minor mission which ended in Nassau, Bahamas. Taking a few days off, he was invited to a dinner party held by the Governor. After the guests all leave, the Governor and Bond retire to his den for a cigar. There Bond created what he would call the Vesper; three measures of Gordon’s Gin, one of Vodka, and half a measure of the wine-based aperitif Kina Lillet, shaken and not stirred, until its ice cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel, and served in a deep champagne goblet. This drink would be his usual, and often. And though Bond also enjoys expensive wine and champagne, especially if any caviar happens to be lying about, he also enjoys the occasional neat whiskey or scotch. It was estimated by fellow agents and the few friends he has, that his weekly alcohol consumption is about five times the recommended amount, yet incredibly his alcohol intake doesn’t seem to affect his performance. As for non-alcoholic drinks he stays away from tea, once blaming it for the downfall of the British Empire, and instead prefers coffee, dark and thick. Coincidently perhaps, from what we will learn of Bond, a Vesper martini has approximately 130 calories, which on average is what men burn during sex.

Bond also became a very heavy smoker, averaging about 60 custom-made cigarettes a day (3 packs). Over time he would cut that vice down to the occasional cigar, and since, has been able to quit cigarettes altogether.

As they sipped and smoked, Bond asked who the boring couple at the party were. The Governor began by telling the story about the relationship between fellow Brits, civil servant Phillip Masters and air hostess Rhoda Llewellyn. After a brief whirlwind romance they married and moved to Bermuda. Early into the marriage Rhoda began a long open affair with the son of a rich Bermudian family. Philip was devastated, his work began to slide, and eventually he suffered a nervous breakdown. Taking the time to recover he traveled a bit, then returned and divided his home into two sections, his and hers. In private they did not acknowledge each other, in public they simply pretended to be a couple. Eventually Phillip divorced her and moves back to the UK, leaving Rhoda with all their debt, and stranded in Bermuda. And though Phillip was successful in his plan of avenging Rhoda, emotionally he never recovered, while Rhoda remarried a rich Canadian. The “boring couple” were Rhoda and her Canadian husband.

The Governor explained the point of the story as being, when you don’t  have a quantum of solace in a relationship, defined as “a precise figure defining the comfort, humanity, and fellow feeling required between two people for love to survive”, it’s time to end it and give it up. As soon as lack of respect for each other rears its ugly head, it’s over, simply walk away. I’m sure, and it has been said, that Bond thought long and hard over that story. Perhaps flying back to London was enough time to think about his and Vesper’s relationship, where their quantum of solace ended with her dying, and he began to focus on seeking revenge for her death.

Returning to London, Bond finds out Mr. White had escaped and there had been an attempt on M’s life. Chomping at the bit he was given a mission that was possibly related to such events.

The assignment was to eliminate wealthy businessman Dominic Greene, who intended to stage a coup d’état in Bolivia to seize control of their water supply, and who was, whether by twist of fate or happenstance, a member of the Quantum criminal organisation. Bond was assisted by Bolivian agent Camille Montes, who was plotting revenge for the murder of her own family. Also helping was MI6 agent Strawberry Fields, who Bond seduced, but unfortunately she was subsequently killed working undercover. The mission would become known as one of Bond’s most violent, as he destroyed Greene’s plans and captured him, then left him in the middle of a desert with nothing but a can of oil. M later told Bond Greene was found with two bullets in his chest and his stomach held a can of oil. Bond simply shrugged and thought, Greene’s boss no doubt.

M asked where his loyalties lay and was he mentally able to continue doing his job, Bond replied he never left. Besides, Bond felt the mission wasn’t yet completed, and on his own time flew to Russia and tracked down Vesper’s former lover Yesef Kabira, who was now involved with Smersh and Quantum, and had been involved in the blackmailing of Vesper, thus, indirectly responsible for her death. But once again, instead of a double tap to the forehead Bond allowed him to live and be arrested.

Another mission around this time took Bond and fellow agent 006, Alec Trevelyan, to infiltrate a Russian chemical weapons facility. There they were attacked and captured. During the struggle 006 was shot and left for dead, while Bond made his escape. In actual fact Trevelyan had faked his own death and would spend the next nine years creating what became known as the Janus crime syndicate. Oblivious to such knowledge, until nine years later, when Bond meets the attractive psychopath and sadist Xenia Onatopp in Monte Carlo, and soon finds out she is a member of Janus. He also finds out she had recently killed a Canadian Admiral by crushing him between her thighs while having sex. Though knowing all this, Bond still seduces her and while undressing for bed, and removing his jacket, Onatopp notices his shoulder holster and tells him that “you won’t need a gun”, Bond replied, “well that depends on your definition of safe sex”. A downright scary individual, she visibly experienced an orgasm whenever she killed someone. But then, at the same time, this mission would be Bond’s most violent operation to-date, where he personally killed 47 individuals.

Bond also finds out that Janus’s leader is none other than the now scarred and disfigured Trevelyan, whose plan was to steal the command codes and hardware to control two electromagnetic pulse weapons (GoldenEyes) mounted on orbiting satellites. During the theft Onatopp excitedly killed every individual in the scientific faculty that built them, except for one lone survivor, Natalya Simonova, a skilled programmer who hid and lived. Simonova ends up with Bond and after becoming lovers, she helps him complete his mission. Onatopp on the other hand ends up fighting Bond, and died crushed against a tree by a crashed helicopter. In the end, Trevelyan asked Bond, “I might as well ask you if all those martinis ever silence the screams of all the men you’ve killed or if you find forgiveness in the arms of all those willing women for all the dead ones you failed to protect”. A mirror of each other, their fight to the death was extremely brutal, until Trevelyan was dropped seventy meters onto a satellite dish.

A few months after the mission where he had taken the air out of the tires of Dominic Greene’s and Quantum’s grandiose plans, Bond found himself in New York City, investigating the deaths of three MI6 agents over a 24 hour period. With friend CIA agent Felix Leiter at his side, they investigated a couple of Harlem nightclubs, but were kidnapped by a Mr. Big (short for Bonaparte Ignace Gallia), a ruthless gangster and drug dealer, who owned a chain of New York, “Filet of Soul” dinner clubs. After some torture, carried out by Mr. Big’s henchman Tee Hee Johnson, who had a pincer for a hand, Bond told their mundane made-up cover story. To determine if Bond was telling the truth Mr. Big brought in the beautiful, Simone “Solitaire” Latrelle, so named because she excluded men from her life. She was a tarot card reader and possessed the power of obeah, a voodoo cult of the West Indies. She was said to be able to see the future and events in the present. She lied to Mr. Big saying Bond was telling the truth, so he and Leiter were released, though not before Tee Hee breaks one of Bond’s fingers.

Leaving Mr. Big, Solitaire was seduced by Bond, and gladly helps him complete the mission, though by doing so she would forever lose her powers. With Solitaire’s assistance, Bond tracked Mr. Big down to the small Caribbean island of San Monique, where he ruled over his people using voodoo and the occult. To his people he was known as Dr. Kananga. His big plan was to distribute, free of charge, two tons of heroin, through his chain of “Filet of Soul” restaurants, thereby increasing demand by creating more addicts. Bond killed Mr, Big, by blowing him up with compressed air, and his remaining henchmen, Mo Thing, Sam Miami, The Flannel, and Blabbermouth Foley, then burned the island’s poppy crop to the ground.

In between missions, and considering his exploits in far off exotic locations, and trysts with beautiful women, when Bond  was back in London, he was actually very routine driven. Bond lived in a flat off King’s Road in Chelsea, and was looked after by an elderly Scottish housekeeper named May Maxwell.

Some people who knew him at the time, thought there was a slowly, seeping “sourness” to him. When in town Bond showed up at his office at MI6 headquarters, at about ten and be gone at about six, Monday to Friday. Most of his evenings were spent at the pub playing cards with a few close friends, with his card game of chance being baccarat and not poker.

To Bond, his increasing alcohol consumption meant “relaxation, ritual and reliability”. Rumour had it that he had had rotating affairs with three similarly disposed married women, each one used strictly as cold passionate release. Then, and for quite awhile, his off and on regular love interest when home was Sylvia Trench, who he had met playing baccarat at a club. She would endear herself to Bond from the time they first met, when she shook his hand and confidently said, “Trench. Sylvia Trench”. Bond would reply in kind, and keep the greeting as his own, which at times would seem odd. Considering that over time, every time he’d be trying to fly under the radar, to be secret, as it were, he would blow his cover by declaring his name out loud upon introduction each time he meets a bad guy, “Bond… James Bond”.

On an even more personal note, when at home, Bond’s favorite foods were grilled sole and baked oeufsen cocotte (eggs and crème fraiche), eggs Benedict, and cold roast beef with potato salad. When on a mission, however, Bond ate far more extravagantly, as it was then on MI6’s credit card.

Bond rarely listened to music, and if he did, only when he was home. Though his housekeeper once admitted his musical tastes run the gamut, from orchestral compositions by John Barry, David Arnold, George Martin and Thomas Newman to the singers Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, Louis Armstrong, and Lulu. He seemed to prefer female singers such as Carly Simon, Rita Coolidge, Sheryl Crow, Gladys Knight, Alicia Keys, Sheena Easton, K.D. Lang and Adele, but also enjoyed listening to the Pretenders, Duran Duran, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Jack White, Sam Smith, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and Moby.

Bond’s next assignment began when a hard drive containing the details of undercover agents was stolen by a mercenary, by the name of Patrice. Bond and experienced fellow MI6 agent Eve Moneypenny, track Patrice down to Turkey, where he and Bond get into a fight atop a moving train, with Moneypenny set up as a sniper, but from afar. She was ordered over her headset by M, to take out Patrice. But Moneypenny missed and hit Bond instead, who fell off the train and dropped over 91 meters (300 ft) into a raging river, while Patrice got away. Bond was presumed dead after search attempts found nothing.

Three months later, M’s outspoken nemesis in meetings, Gareth Mallory, the chairman of the British parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, was pressuring her to retire. Amidst this, MI6’s computer servers were hacked, with M receiving a taunting message, just before MI6 headquarters in downtown London exploded.

With everyone thinking he was dead, Bond had used the presumption to stay off the grid, but when he learned of the attack on MI6 he returned. And though Bond failed a series of physical and psychological examinations by Dr. Moloney, M approved his return to the field. His job, identify Patrice’s employer, recover the stolen hard drive, and kill Patrice. Ordered to MI6 Q’s office, Bond’s Berretta was replaced with a 7.65 mm Walther PPK (the same handgun Hitler used to kill himself). Eventually Bond would be issued what he uses today, the 9 mm Walther P99.

Bond found Patrice in Shanghai and they fought once again, but this time Patrice falls about the same height that Bond fell from the train, unfortunately Patrice does his header off a tall building. Bond ended up in Macau, where he met the lovely Sévérine, an accomplice of Patrice. A former sex slave who worked for a Raoul Silva, she collaborated with Bond to show him where Silva’s base of operations was and to kill him.

While travelling to a small island off the coast on Sévérine’s yacht and becoming lovers, she and Bond were captured and taken to see the man himself, Raoul Silva. Who turns out to be, Tiago Rodriguez, a disgruntled ex-employee, former MI6 agent, now working as a cyber-terrorist, and the one behind the hacking and attack on MI6 headquarters. He also carries a deep resentment of M, because years ago, she had turned him over to the Chinese in order to save six other agents. Silva shot Sévérine in the head while she was tied to a statue, while the bound Bond could only watch. But Bond eventually takes Silva down and he was brought back to London.

At MI6’s new underground headquarters, Q attempted to decrypt Silva’s laptop, but unknowingly gave the laptop access to the MI6 servers, which allowed Silva to escape. During a government inquiry into MI6’s, and M’s in particular, handling of the stolen hard drive, Silva attempted to assassinate M, but Bond arrived in the nick of time, though not before Mallory would be the one to take a bullet, saving M’s life. Bond quickly hustled M into a waiting car and they made their escape. Bond and M travelled to the Bond family estate Skyfall, in the Scottish Highlands, and met up with the estate’s gamekeeper, Kincade. They quickly prepared booby traps around the property and house, expecting Silva to show up, because Q and Bill Tanner had led an electronic trail for him to follow, like breadcrumbs.

A group of Silva’s men slither in but Bond, M and Kincade killed most of them, though M took a bullet but concealed it from Bond. Soon enough Silva showed up himself by helicopter, with more men and heavy weapons. Bond sent M and Kincade off through a tunnel to a chapel on the grounds and fought a delaying action. Soon he had to also escape down the tunnel, but Silva showed up at the chapel first, and held a gun to M’s temple as he pressed his up against hers, pleading with M to kill them both. Finally Bond appears and throws a knife into Silva’s back killing him. Cradling M in his arms she would succumb to her wound and breathe her last breath.

Following M’s funeral, Eve Moneypenny would retire from field work to become secretary for the newly appointed M, Gareth Mallory. And Bond would once again try to hide extreme loss through booze, women, gambling and increasingly, mixing Benzedrine, an amphetamine, into a glass of champagne every now and then.

A few days after M’s funeral Bond would receive a posthumous message from her detailing a terrorist bombing plot going to be pulled off by terrorist leader Marco Sciarra in Mexico City. After foiling the attempted bombing, Bond confronted Sciarra, and before he kicked him out of a helicopter for him to fall to his death, Bond took Sciarra’s ring, which was emblazoned with a stylised octopus. He would soon find out that it is the emblem for a group called Spectre.

When he returned to London, Bond was suspended from field duty by the new M, but Bond disobeyed M’s orders and traveled to Rome to attend Sciarra’s funeral. There he seduced Sciarra’s widow, Lucia, who tells him Marco belonged to an organisation of businessmen with criminal and terrorist connections. Bond used Sciarra’s ring to infiltrate a meeting to select Sciarra’s replacement, where he identified the leader as Franz Oberhauser. The meeting also included talk about putting a hit on someone, who Bond surmised to be Mr. White, and whom Bond knew very well. Bond’s cover was blown at the meeting and he ran for it, followed by the assassin Mr Hinx, who he loses. Bond contacted Ms. Moneypenny to find out who Oberhauser really was, considering he was presumed dead years earlier. Moneypenny in return found out that the previously known Mr. White was a former member of Oberhauser’s organization’s subsidy Quantum, but who was now in hiding.

Bond tracked White down in Austria, where he was dying of thallium poisoning. He tells Bond all about Oberhauser’s organization, called Spectre, short for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism Revenge and Extortion. It was run as a commercial enterprise, with the executive made up of three from six of the world’s most notorious organizations, including the neo-Nazis, jihadists, drug lords, arms dealers, terrorist organizations and mad megalomaniacs. Not aligned to any nation or political ideology it was all about money and power no matter what it took. White asks Bond to find and protect his daughter, Dr. Madeline Swann, a psychiatrist working at a private medical clinic and who could help him find Oberhauser. After Bond promised to do so, White committed suicide. Bond finds Swann and they become lovers.

Soon Bond and Swann are captured by Oberhauser himself, and taken to his base of operations in the Sahara desert, where he admits he now goes by the name Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and as he tortured Bond he tells him of their connection so long ago and the deep resentment he still felt. Bond also finds out that many of his past villains, including Le Chiffre, Dominic Greene, Raoul Silva, and Mr. White, were actually all agents of Spectre, running its various umbrella organizations.  Bond and Swann eventually escaped and blew up Blofeld’s base, leaving him to his death.

Back in London, a couple of weeks later, Bond and Swann are kidnapped separately. Bond is taken to the ruins of the old MI6 building, scheduled for demolition after Silva’s bombing. A disfigured Blofeld showed up in a helicopter and told Bond that he must escape before explosives are detonated or die trying to save Swann, who is also somewhere in the building. Bond breaks loose and after finding Swann, they escaped by boat as the building collapsed around them. Bond then shoots down Blofeld’s helicopter, which crashed onto Westminster Bridge. Bond pulled the injured and disfigured Blofeld from the wreckage and allowed him to be arrested. Of course, the bald Blofeld would eventually escape, and continue acting on his lunatic fantasies of taking over the world. Most often while stroking a Chinchilla Silver Persian cat purring on his lap.

Over the next few months MI6 itself seemed splintered, as to loyalties and resentment, and along with a disturbing rise in failed missions and agents deaths, the powers that be finally decided that M Mallory was to be replaced by British Navy Rear Admiral Bernard Lee.

Having individual introductory meetings with his agents, M Lee tells Bond his latest physical assessment was poor because of his excessive drinking and smoking, and sent him off to re-hab at the Shrublands Health Clinic near a UN airbase. There Bond noticed a tattoo on a fellow patient indicating he was a member of a Chinese criminal organization, and had something suspicious going on with another patient whose head was covered in bandages. Bond was caught searching his room and after a brief struggle the man with the tattoo tried to kill Bond using a spinal traction machine. Bond was saved by his physiotherapist, Patricia Fearing, whom he then blackmailed into having sex in exchange for not telling her employer about the incident. The man with his head wrapped in bandages was Spectre pilot Angelo Palazzi, whose face was being surgically altered to match French Air Force pilot François Derval, who was also staying at Shrublands.

By the time Bond returned to London he finds out that an RAF Avro Vulcan strategic jet bomber loaded with two atomic bombs was stolen from the base that was nearby the clinic he had just returned from, and that the French pilot who usually flew her was found dead.

At a meeting at MI6, all agents were informed that Spectre was demanding $400 million in diamonds from NATO in exchange for the bombs, or else Spectre would destroy a major city in either the US or the UK. The plan was overseen by Blofeld, but carried out by his number two, the eye patch-wearing, wealthy playboy, and head of Spectre’s Extortion Division, Emilio Largo.

The Americans and British launched “Operation Thunderball” to take Spectre down and return the two atomic bombs intact. Acting on a tip, M sent Bond to the Bahamas, who hooked up once again with CIA’s Felix Leiter. In Nassau, Bond met Dominique “Domino” Derval, Emilio Largo’s mistress, and soon after seducing her, Bond informed her that Largo killed her brother (the pilot killed at the clinic) and recruits her to spy on Largo. But while doing so Largo captured her in the act and tortured her by burning her with a cigar for heat and then using ice cubes for cold. Domino eventually escaped and told Bond the two bombs are onboard Largo’s yacht, the Disco Volante, so Bond contacted MI6 and soon an American nuclear submarine showed up to assist. The crews of both vessels engaged in an undersea battle, while Bond, who was weakened after disabling the bombs, fights Largo who quickly gets the upper hand and just before finishing off Bond, Domino showed up and shot Largo in the back with a spear-gun.

Bond and Domino escaped, along with Largo’s nuclear scientist Dr. Ladislav Kutze, who in the end had turned on Largo and assisted Bond to save the day. While travelling in a boat in their escape he innocently admitted he can’t swim, Bond pushed him overboard. He and Domino end up convalescing in the same hospital.

Altogether there were seven operations against Spectre. For Bond, perhaps the toughest of these was when he was once again, on her majesty’s secret service, and trying to thwart another Spectre plan run by Blofeld, who this time was brainwashing patients to distribute bacteriological warfare agents throughout the world. While Bond was trying to track down the lunatic, he ran across the Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, who preferred to be called Tracy, on a beach and saves her from committing suicide by drowning. It is said it was love at first sight. No doubt the experience affected Bond considering the suicide by drowning of Vesper earlier in his career. With the assistance of Tracy and her father, Marc-Ange Draco, the head of the European crime syndicate “Unione Corse”, they are able to attack Blofeld’s Swiss Alp’s lair, and foil his plan though once again Blofeld escapes.

After the mission and smitten by the resourceful, headstrong yet vulnerable woman, Bond proposes marriage and she accepts. They were married in Portugal, and driving away to I’m sure a very wonderful, exotic honeymoon somewhere, when Bond pulled over and got out to retrieve some flowers from the car, just as another car driven by Blofeld pulls up and Blofeld’s partner Irma Bunt, opens up on them with a machine gun. Bond survives, but Tracy is killed in the attack. Blofeld would escape and Irma Bunt would disappear, and be the only villain to have beaten Bond, leaving him broken and human. It would also be the only time Bond ever married. Word has it that when the first policeman showed up a tearful Bond was cradling Tracy’s body on the side of the road, and told the officer, “It’s all right. It’s quite all right, really. She’s having a rest. We’ll be going on soon. There’s no hurry you see, we have all the time in the world.”

Eight months after the murder of Tracy Bond, Bond was drinking and gambling heavily, and beginning to make mistakes, even confined to his desk  in MI6’s diplomatic branch, where he had been temporarily been transferred to. M saw a depressed man in mourning and as a last resort sends Bond to Japan on a semi-diplomatic mission. There Bond was to simply trade some information from radio transmissions captured from Russia, with the head of Japan’s secret intelligence service, Tiger Tanaka, who would provide information in return. The deal fell through when Tanaka revealed that they had already penetrated the British information source and gotten the information themselves. But Bond and Tanaka immediately connect, and Bond decided to stay another couple of days as Tanaka introduced Bond to the Japanese lifestyle, which began to make an impression on Bond, in a good way some have said.

After many conversations over sushi and plenty of sake, one day Tanaka tells Bond that an NASA spacecraft was hijacked from orbit by an unidentified spaceship and that it might have landed on the small isolated Japanese island of Ama. Tanaka asks Bond to help investigate and with permission from M, they come up with a plan to infiltrate the island, which had nothing more than a couple of small fishing villages, and an extinct volcano that dominated the island. After a few flybys of the island it was determined that the spaceship had to have landed inside the volcano. On one of the reconnaissance missions Bond was captured by a Mr. Osato, a Japanese industrialist rumoured to be working with Spectre. And that, lo and behold, the true mastermind behind this operation was Ernst Blofeld, who had been hired by the People’s Republic of China to start a Soviet-American war.

Bond woke up, tied up, in an opulent cabin aboard a yacht. Spectre operative number eleven, Helga Brandt, entered and interrogated Bond but he somehow managed to seduce her enough for her to kiss him, and who then ended up freeing him in order to have sex. After spending the night together, Brandt would change her mind and try to kill Bond but he escapes. Brandt meanwhile, would be dropped into a pool of piranhas by Blofeld for her failure.

Back in Tokyo, Bond began training with Tanaka’s ninja troops, and made to look Japanese in order to disguise himself as a fisherman alongside a wife, who would act like newlyweds and spend their honeymoon on the island in order to infiltrate it. The woman chosen, Aki, one of Tanaka’s assistants, would play the role of the wife, and of course became romantically involved with Bond. Unfortunately she was poisoned by a Spectre assassin, who’s target was actually Bond. Quickly moving on, Tanaka selected Kissy Suzuki, an intern in the service, who entered into a fake marriage with Bond, who began to look more Japanese each day. Tanaka renames Bond “Taro Todoroki” for the mission.

After arriving on the island, Bond and Suzuki established that the mouth of the volcano was indeed a disguised hatch to the secret rocket base. Tanaka and his ninjas attack, and in the ensuing battle Bond faced off with Blofeld in the control room. Some say Blofeld activated the base’s self-destruct system, and escaped. More credible sources say Bond finally killed him, strangling him in a vicious rage. Whichever the case may be, Bond, Suzuki, Tanaka, and his surviving ninja troops escaped, though in the confusion when in fact the entire complex did explode, Bond and Suzuki became separated from the main group.

While escaping, Bond had suffered a head injury, leaving him an amnesiac. He and Suzuki made their way to another small fishing village, with Bond believing he was a simple fisherman. Kissy conceals his true identity to keep him forever to herself. And once again, the rest of the world believed him to be dead, with his obituary appearing in the newspapers. Many who knew him were body-slammed by the news.

Soon Suzuki becomes pregnant, but doesn’t tell Bond, hoping when she does tell him he will marry her for real. Though now a peaceful, loving and simple fisherman, Bond would have flashbacks of things he could not understand and confused over the fact he had no memory. But for all intents and purposes he was a happy man. He had a renewed sense of humour and a purpose in life and becoming healthier each day.  Even dabbling in Haiku (Japanese poetry), and supposedly written by or in the style of Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō, “You only live twice. Once when you are born, and once when you look death in the face.”  (You Only Live Twice, Chapter 11)

Reading a newspaper one day there was a reference to Vladivostok, Russia, which touched a nerve, making him wonder if the far-off city was a key to his missing memory. Bond told Suzuki he must travel to Russia to find out. It was a sad parting of ways but Bond was adamant, and left a crying Suzuki, who had decided to keep her secret to herself, and become the only woman to bear his child. Suzuki and the baby’s current whereabouts are still unknown.

Finally making his way to Russia, Bond was kidnapped by their secret service, tortured, then brainwashed into assassinating MI6’s head M.

A year later a man claiming to be the presumed dead Bond appears at MI6 headquarters, in London, and demands to meet the head of the Secret Service. Bond’s identity was confirmed, but during his debriefing interview with M, Bond tries to kill him with a cyanide pistol, but the attempt failed. MI6 doctors, medical specialists and psychologists swarm Bond over the next few months, and find out he had suffered the loss of his only wife and biggest true love, a head injury which caused amnesia, lived as a Japanese fisherman for several months, and had been tortured and brainwashed in Russia, but they could cure him they frowned, and so they say they did.

De-programmed, Bond is given another chance to prove his worth as a member of the 00 section, and once again to be the best tool in their toolbox. He is soon is sent to Jamaica, with the seemingly impossible mission of killing the world’s most professional and feared assassin, Francisco (Paco) “Pistols” Scaramanga, a Cuban assassin who was believed to have also killed several British secret agents. He was known as “The Man with the Golden Gun”, because his weapon of choice was a gold-plated Colt .45 revolver, which fired silver-jacketed solid-gold bullets.

Tracking Scaramanga down to an island off China’s east coast, and Bond being Bond, he seduced Scaramanga’s mistress Andrea Anders. Afterwards, and in front of Scaramanga, whom he had just met, she entered the room they were in and Bond looks at her and said, “Miss Anders, I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on”.

MI6 agent, former personal secretary and friend Mary Goodnight, also appeared and assisted Bond in his endeavors, while still having the time to strike up a romance together. Bond and Goodnight foiled Scaramanga’s terroristic plans, with Bond facing off against him, and though Bond takes a shot in the arm, Bond killed him with two shots to the chest. And instead of killing Scaramanga’s sidekick, the short person Nick Nack, Bond cages him. It would be Bond’s only mission in which he only kills once. But after this mission it is said that Bond became ever more cold and emotionless.

His most recent missions, at least what has been leaked, include one run by M Brown, which brought Bond and CIA friend Felix Leiter, to Key West to initially take out drug lord Franz Sanchez. They quickly captured him, and soon after, Bond is best man at Leiter’s wedding. But a crooked DEA agent allowed Sanchez to escape, who quickly sent his crew to ambush Leiter and his newlywed. Felix is lowered into a tank occupied by a Tiger shark, while his wife is raped and killed. Bond showed up later to Leiter’s home and finds his friend maimed and wife killed. First going after the DEA agent, Bond found him and killed him by dropping him into the same shark tank Felix had been dropped into, but this time not letting him out. Before following the trail to Sanchez though, M showed up and reassigns Bond to a mission in Turkey, but Bond refused. M suspends him and revokes his 00 status. No matter, once again Bond goes rogue.

Assisting him in taking out Sanchez was ex-CIA agent and pilot Pam Bouvier, who he met of course, in a Bimini bar. They fly to the Republic of Isthmus, where Bond put out the word to Sanchez that he was an assassin for hire. But just before Bond gets close and assassinates Sanchez, two British Hong Kong Narcotics Bureau agents, along with MI6 agent Fallon, sent by M to arrest Bond, capture him. Thinking the agents are assassins, the paranoid Sanchez kills them all, saving Bond so he could hire him.

After Bond met Sanchez’s girlfriend Lupe Lamora, who was visibly attracted to him, Bond finds out the trick in Sanchez’s successful drug business was that his scientists had figured out how to dissolve cocaine in gas, and sell it to Asian dealers disguised as fuel. Bond and Bouvier systematically took down Sanchez’s empire. Bond kills Sanchez’s three main henchmen, by using a pressure chamber, wood shredder and harpoon. Finally facing off with Sanchez, Bond was caught in a bad spot and about to be attacked with the a machete wielding, covered in fuel madman, but at the last second Bond pulled out the lighter Leiter had given him for being best-man and lit Sanchez up.

Partying afterwards at Sanchez’s estate, with Lupe now the host, Bond gets a call from Alex telling him M was trying to get a hold of him and asking for Bond to return. Hanging up Bond politely rejected Lupe’s advances and romances Bouvier instead.

A few months later it was off to Hamburg, Germany, where Bond was ordered to investigate Elliot Carver, a psychopathic media mogul who planned to provoke global war to boost sales and ratings of his news divisions. There Bond bumps into Paris Carver, a former girlfriend of his who was now Carver’s trophy wife. He seduced her by relighting old flames, to get information on Carver. Then afterwards and with the assistance of Colonel Wai Lin, a Chinese spy, who Bond also seduced, together they destroy Carver’s plans and kill him, and most of his henchmen, unfortunately, not before one of them killed Paris.

The next mission to arise out of the dirt was germinated when a dear friend of M, Sir Robert King, a British oil tycoon, was assassinated by Victor “Renard” Zokas, a former KGB agent turned high-tech terrorist. Bond chased down the assassin, hired by Renard to do the actual deed, but she died during the chase. Getting first aid on a few minor injuries absorbed during the chase, Bond seduced Dr. Molly Warmflash, an MI6 agent and doctor assigned to examine him. Bond’s assignment then became to protect King’s daughter Elektra, who had previously been held for ransom by Renard. But soon Bond doubted where Elektra’s loyalties exactly lie.

Bond unraveled Renard’s scheme to increase petroleum prices by triggering a nuclear meltdown of a submarine in the waters of Istanbul, Turkey. Assisting Bond was Dr. Christmas Jones, an American nuclear physicist. Elektra eventually revealed that indeed, she and Renard were co- conspirators, and that she had had her father killed as revenge for using her as bait for Renard.

Elektra ends up abducting M, whom she resented for advising her father not to pay the ransom money, and imprisoned her in the one thousand year old, Maidens Tower, which lies on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosporus strait, off of Turkey. Bond and Christmas were then captured by Elektra’s henchmen, and while Christmas was taken aboard a submarine, Bond was taken to the tower where Elektra tortured him with a garrote. But allies of Bond seize the tower and free Bond and M. Bond and Electra would face off and after getting the upper hand on her and pointing a gun at her head, Electra smiled at Bond and told him that “he would be unable to kill her because he’d miss her too much”. Bond smiled back “I never miss”, and promptly shot her in the face.

Bond gets aboard the submarine, frees Christmas, gets into a fight with Renard, who was killed by being impaled by a plutonium rod shot out of a sub’s reactor core at high speed, and finally, he and Christmas set the sub to safely implode underwater. They both escaped from the submarine via the torpedo launcher. Supposedly after the mission, Bond and Christmas would spend a couple weeks holed up in Bond’s London flat “recovering”.

Bond’s most recent assignment, and perhaps his last, was no doubt one of his most brutal. After infiltrating a North Korean military base, which was suspected of being the base of operations for a Colonel Tan-Sun Moon, who was trading weapons for conflict diamonds. Someone rats Bond out, and Moon attempted to kill him, but after a chase ended with Moon’s apparent death, Bond is captured by his father General Moon. Bond is kept in captivity for fourteen months, interspersed with seemingly endless torture sessions. It has been rumoured that Bond went mad.

Eventually Bond is traded in a prisoner exchange, sedated and taken to Hong Kong, where M suspends his 00 status under suspicion of having leaked information under duress. Bond believes he was set up by someone in the British government, and as Bond does, he decided to avenge the betrayal. And but yet again escapes MI6 and goes rogue.

He soon learns of agents connected to the supposedly dead Colonel Moon operating in Cuba. There Bond met American NSA agent Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson, with whom he immediately seduced. Afterwards they made their way to a gene therapy clinic, where patients can have their appearances altered through DNA restructuring. Bond confronted a Korean agent, who escaped, but which led Bond and Jinx to a cache of diamonds bearing the crest of the company owned by British billionaire businessman Gustav Graves. They learn that Graves only appeared a year prior, seemingly out of thin air, after apparently discovering a vein of diamonds in Iceland, which led to his current wealth, celebrity, and philanthropy from its assets.

Back in London Bond meets Graves, along with his assistant Miranda Frost, who was also an undercover MI6 agent. After a fencing duel between Graves and Bond that nearly got out of hand, Graves invited Bond to Iceland for a scientific demonstration. Bond gets a phone call from M who told him that MI6 had doubts about Graves, restored his 00 status and offered all the assistance he needed.

At his ice palace in Iceland, Graves unveiled a new orbital mirror satellite, “Icarus”, which is able to focus solar energy on a small area and provide year-round sunshine for crop development, but in actual fact his plan was to use it to cut a path through the Korean Demilitarized Zone with concentrated sunlight, allowing North Korean troops to invade South Korea and reunite the peninsula by force.

Jinx infiltrated Graves’ command centre, but was captured. Bond rescued her and later discovered that Colonel Moon was still alive, because he’s Gustav Grimes, via gene therapy to change his appearance. Bond confronted Graves, but Frost arrived to reveal herself as the traitor who betrayed Bond in North Korea. Bond escaped only to return in an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish to rescue Jinx, who had been captured once again within the palace. After she almost drowned, Bond saves her by using CPR, then simple kissing techniques, while Graves and Frost escaped to their C-130 cargo plane and headed back to North Korea, with the Icarus weapon on board. But totally unaware that Bond and Jinx had stowed away on board as well.

After Graves tells his father General Moon, who was also onboard, of his diabolical plan, his dad was horrified by the plan because it would cause a nuclear war with the United States. Graves shoots his father dead. Bond and Graves then engage in a fist fight, while Frost attacked Jinx. Getting beaten badly by Bond, Graves attempts to escape by parachute, but Bond opened the parachute, and caused Graves to be pulled out of the plane and into one of its engines, killing him and disabling the Icarus beam. It is said Bond yelled out after him, “time to face destiny”. Jinx meanwhile had killed Frost, and they escaped from the disintegrating plane in a helicopter from the cargo hold, carrying away Graves’ stash of diamonds in the process. And once again Bond ends up with a beautiful woman for a week or so long sexual affair, this time in a South Korean Buddhist temple located on the slopes of a forested tranquil valley.

Love interest, sidekick or foe, and whether or not he is on a mission or relaxing, or dealing with the demons inside his head, Bond has no qualms about sleeping with beautiful women. Most are “ubiquitous symbols of glamour and sophistication”, and seem to always have splendid figures and tend to dress in a “slightly masculine, assertive fashion, wear little jewellery and they generally use little or no makeup and no nail polish”. Whatever the variation in dress they are always very beautiful. Many of the women Bond beds have some sort of independent job or even career, with some involved in intelligence or law enforcement. Even those who were criminals tended to be similarly independent-minded in how they approached their work.

Other than the ones already noted, his little black book also includes, Tiffany Case, who is a good example of the type of women Bond was attracted to. Bond first met Tiffany on one of many earlier operations against Blofeld’s Spectre organization, this one, infiltrating a diamond smuggling ring connected to Blofeld’s plan of destroying targets in China, the United States and the Soviet Union with a laser satellite he had created, and then propose an international auction for global nuclear supremacy. Tiffany was one of the members of the smuggling gang, and had developed an antipathy towards men after being gang-raped as a teenager. Many women Bond has been with have had similar experiences, as many of them had risen up from being either sex slaves or sexually assaulted and gravitate to becoming a mistress or aide to the man running the organization, simple self preservation. Like many women Bond came to admire, Tiffany was tough, but lonely and insecure, and like many others, felt more confident in themselves when with Bond. Who himself hoped he could at least align them with a more honest lifestyle. Bond fell in love with Tiffany, the first time he had done so since Vesper and Tracey, even though he did fit in a quick affair with a similar beautiful woman with a similar background, by the name of Plenty O’Toole, who unfortunately would be killed soon after.

After the mission was completed and another Blofeld plan had been thwarted, Tiffany moved in with Bond back home, but eventually she left him to marry an American business man, and is now supposedly a very loving and happy wife and mother to three children. Alike was Honeychile Rider, a shell diver who was making a living by selling Jamaican seashells to dealers in Miami, when she met up with Bond. After being sexually abused for much of her young life, then assisting Bond on a mission and becoming his lover, she would move to Philadelphia, where she married a doctor by the name of Wilder and had two children with him.

Others in his book include, Fatima Blush, Holly Goodhead, Chow Mee, Gala Brand, Countess Lisl von Schlaf, Melina Havelock, Lavender Peacock, Penelope Smallbone, Jill and Tilly Masterton, Fiona Volpe and wealthy business woman and smuggler, Octopussy. He has slept with women on trains, planes, in a forest, a stable, a motorized iceberg, in hospitals, a submarine, and a dinghy, and even on the space shuttle, along of course in multiple suites of fine exotic hotels and inns. Rumour has it that when Bond and a woman are kissing, making love, or implying he will do so, they nearly all purr “Oh James”.

Bond has had an estimated 78 sexual encounters over his career so far, but actually has had sex with only 55 of them. Unfortunately 75% of the women he sleeps with attempt to kill him, and that one of every three women he beds dies. Of his main love interests, whom some within MI6 have called “Bond Girls” only two have died. Both, being the ones Bond loved the most, the previously mentioned Vesper Lynd and Tracy Bond.

As to his day job, to-date Bond has over 378 kills and the cause for nearly 1,000 collateral damage deaths. On the flip side it was estimated that he has been shot at over 5,000 times. Since his medical records have never been released, he has taken who knows how many bullet and knife injuries along the way, as well as all the mental and physical damage from being tortured on a fairly regular basis.  Supposedly Bond has a habit of laughing hysterically when being tortured, and there is no doubt being held by the North Koreans for so long had to have affected him, but supposedly he has always been that way. When being tortured by Le Chiffre on his first mission, by being tied to an open bottomed chair naked, and having his testicles hit with a carpet beater, it is said Bond laughed in Chiffre’s face, spitting at him “that the whole world will now know that you died scratching my balls.” By happenstance Le Chiffre is killed soon after. It is also said by those who know him or have faced off against him that Bond also has a dry wit about him, especially after many of his kills, and as we have touched on throughout, seemed to be a master of the one-liner.

Today he has a scar down his right cheek and left shoulder, with visible plastic surgery on the back of his right hand. It has been estimated that he has had at least sixteen, maybe more, severe concussions over his career. As to PTSD, one would think his case would be severe, but then I don’t know, can psychopaths be afflicted with such a disorder.

One would also have to consider some of his foes that he has fought, other than those already mentioned. One of the most formidable would have to be the mercenary henchman, Jaws. Standing 217 cm (7.1 ft) tall with steel capped teeth, he was big and very strong. The first time they fought, Bond found himself in an unbreakable death grip and about to be bitten, and only got out of it by pushing a nearby broken electric lamp up against Jaws teeth, stunning him. Jaws also had an uncanny ability to survive any misfortune seemingly unscathed, in this one mission alone he survives an Egyptian structure’s collapse on top of him, being hit by a van, being thrown from a rapidly moving train, sitting in the passenger seat of a car which veers off a cliff, a battle underwater with a shark, and the destruction of his employer, scientist and anarchist Karl Stomberg’s base of operations.

On another mission Bond and Jaws faced off once more, and after falling over one thousand meters (several thousand feet) after accidentally disabling his own parachute (he falls through a circus tent and lands in the trapeze net), a later crash through a building inside a runaway cable car, and finally going over the over 300 m (1000 ft) Iguazu Falls, in Brazil, Jaws turns on his latest employer and helps Bond complete the mission. Perhaps because of a growing respect for each other or because Jaws realized he was working for a madman named Hugo Drax, who’s plan was to stuff every space shuttle available with hand-picked, genetically perfect young men and women of varying races, then poison all of humanity, but leaving the other animals alone, then repopulating the planet. In the end Bond cornered Drax in the International space station’s airlock, shoots him with a cyanide-tipped dart, then ejected him into space. Speaking of the space shuttle, Bond has had many operations and associations with the US manned space program, including the projects Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle program.

Other foes include the Korean manservant of greedy megalomaniac Auric Goldfinger (who wanted to control the world’s gold supply), the bald and deadly Oddjob, who wore a steel razor sharp brim on his bowler. There were the mobsters Sol “Horror” Horowitz and “Sluggsy” Morant, who Bond killed with shots to their foreheads. On another mission, two of Bond’s antagonists were a pair of gay hit men, Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, and a pair of female body guards, Bambi and Thumper. The girls fought Bond wearing bikinis until they all ended up in a pool and Bond held their heads underwater until the second before they drowned and released them. The girls were arrested, while Wint and Kidd were blown up later.

Bond’s toughest foe pound for pound, was undoubtedly Donald “Red” Grant, a viscous Spectre assassin possessing Bond’s ugliest traits and relenting toughness. A ruthless hand to hand fight came to an end with Bond garroting him to death.

The villains and the henchmen that Bond has faced run the gamut, with most of them seemingly very over-ambitious. Nearly all were snobby, intellectual, and geniuses and scientists with elaborate island fortresses and lairs, all trying to take over and control the world in some sort of way. Many also have some sort of strange physical disfigurement, and were all pure megalomaniacs, perfectly blending ego and viciousness. Interestingly the only American villain Bond has faced was Brad Whitaker, a loud, obnoxious and brash American arms dealer, working out of Afghanistan. Go figure. Bond killed him by activating a bomb disguised as a key chain, which dropped a large statue of 18th century British general, Duke of Wellington onto his head crushing him. With Bond remarking that the poor chap, “had met his Waterloo”.

There also has been a litany of female antagonists who could also hold their own against Bond. Spectre assassin Fiona Volpe wounded him severely in a fight and actually cornered him, but just as she went in for the kill she herself is killed. One of the toughest female foes, and the boss of one of Bond’s toughest male foes, the already mentioned Red Grant, was Rosa Klebb, number three at Spectre.

After killing Red Grant, Bond tracked Klebb to a hotel in Paris, where she was to rendezvous with Grant at the conclusion of his mission, and where Bond finds out that she and Red have been trying to kill him in revenge for him killing Dr Julius No, during his previous mission. Dr No was also a tough opponent, being nearly 2 m (6’6”) tall, steel pincers for hands and having Dextrocardia, where the apex of his heart was located on the right side of his body, and not on the normally left. To end their final fight Bond tossed No into a vat of nuclear reactor cooling water, where he boiled to death.

Back in the hotel room, Klebb battled Bond solo, and after failing to kill him with a gun hidden in a telephone, she successfully poisons him by means of a fugu venom-laced blade hidden in the toe of her shoe. Bond slowly collapses to the ground and begins to die, but Rene Mathis, an agent of the French secret service DGSE (General Directorate for External Security) breaks in and captures Klebb. Mathis was a long time friend of Bond, and had both worked together on numerous few missions, including a few with Bond and Mathis’s other long time friend Alex Leiter. Here, Mathis perhaps saves Bond’s life, as he relentlessly performed CPR on his friend until the paramedics arrived. It took Bond months to recover.

Another time, while taking out Max Zorin, a psychopathic industrialist, and the product of a Nazi genetic experiment who attempted to destroy Silicon Valley and take over the microchip market, Bond came up against Zorin’s lover and chief henchwoman, the extremely powerful May Day. Her bodyguard detail included the assassins Jenny Flex, Pan Ho, Alison Doody and Papillon Soo Soo. As the mission neared its end, May Day is abandoned by her lover Zorin and would turn on him, and help Bond complete the mission. As we have seen, Bond has the uncanny ability to seduce many former female foes in turning and helping him instead. During the “Goldfinger” operation, Bond’s foe was Pussy Galore, who was the leader of Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus, a group of women aviators working for Auric Goldfinger, and who happened to be lesbian. By the end of the mission, they end up in bed, where Bond asks, “They told me you only liked women,” Pussy purred in her reply, “I never met a man before.”

So far details of 25 missions have been leaked or hacked then leaked, with who knows how many we will never know about or if the information was even correct. No doubt many of them as Bond the catalyst to all sorts of goings on. Strangely, though Bond’s missions have taken him to over 60 countries, as well as outer space, and he has saved the world numerous times, there would be only two films ever made about his exploits.

The Casino Royale operation would be the basis for one of only two films ever made about Bond, and Hollywood being Hollywood, would make the story a “spy-comedy spoof”. The other film made was a version of MI6’s Thunderball mission, called “Never Say Never Again” which was released in 1983, and starred Sean Connery (in his mid-fifties) as Bond, who comes out of retirement for one more mission, Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush, Kim Basinger as Domino Petachi, Klaus Maria Brandauer as Maximillian (instead of Emilio) Largo, and Max von Sydow as Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The movie was mostly filmed in the French Riviera and the Bahamas.

The farcical “Casino Royale” film on the other hand, was an ensemble affair done entirely tongue in cheek. Released in 1967, its cast included David Niven as Sir James Bond, Ursula Andress as retired British secret agent Vesper Lynd, who was forced back into service in exchange for writing off her tax arrears, Peter Sellers as baccarat master, Evelyn Tremble, who would be recruited by Vesper to challenge Le Chiffre at Casino Royale. After the game Le Chiffre hallucinogenic ally tortures Tremble, but Vesper rescues him only to kill him. Barbara Bouchet plays Bond’s new secretary Miss Moneypenny, the daughter of the original Miss Moneypenny. Joanna Pettet played Mata Bond, Bond’s daughter by the famed spy Mata Hari, and Jacqueline Bisset played Miss Goodthighs. The extremely Scottish, Duncan Macrae, played the French agent, Rene Mathis, forcing the confused Evelyn Tremble to state his concern that despite being a French agent Rene spoke with a Scottish accent, Rene replied, “Aye, it worries me too”.

Other cast members included William Holden as CIA executive and agent, Ransome, Daliah Lavi, as British secret agent The Detainer, John Huston as M, who dies from an explosion caused by his own bombardment of Bond’s estate when the cross-spy-agency team visits in the beginning of the film, Terrence Cooper as Coop, a British agent and karate expert who begins training to resist seductive women, and Orson Welles as Le Chiffre, Smersh’s financial agent, who is desperate to win at baccarat to repay the money he has embezzled from the organization.

Its premise was that the criminal organization Smersh was going around assassinating intelligence officers all over the globe, primarily because of their inability to resist sex. It got so extreme that M would lead a contingent of heads of secret service agencies, including French Intelligence, the CIA, and the Russian KGB, to try to talk Bond, retired from the secret service 20 years previously, to help them out. When they all meet on Bond’s estate, a bomb goes off and M dies in the explosion. Ironically he was the culprit behind the attack. Bond comes out of retirement to head MI6. The film’s tagline: “Casino Royale is too much… for one James Bond!” refers to Bond’s ruse to mislead Smersh by having six other agents pretending to be James Bond.

A high-stakes baccarat game was arranged at the Casino Royale, in Royale-les-Eaux in Northern France, and was located atop a giant underground headquarters run by the evil Dr. Noah, who secretly was Sir James’ nephew Jimmy Bond, and played by Woody Allen. Noah was once an MI6 agent but had defected to Smersh to spite his uncle and destroy him by discrediting his “celibate image”.  His plan was to use biological warfare to make all women beautiful, and kill all men over 137 cm (4 ft 6 inch) tall, leaving Noah as the “big man” who gets all the girls. Jimmy captured The Detainer, and pleads with her to please be his partner. She agrees then cons him into swallowing an “atomic time pill” he had developed, making him a walking nuclear devise.

After also being kidnapped by Noah, Bond, Moneypenny, Mata and Coop escape and fight their way back up to the casino. The casino is then overrun by secret agents from many organizations, including British, American, Russian and French support troops. It was chaos in the casino and surrounding grounds. Elsewhere Noah is counting down his nuclear explosion, by his hiccups. When he reaches his last hiccup the pill explodes and vaporizes Casino Royale, killing everyone. Bond and all of his agents then appear as angels flying up into heaven, while Noah is shown falling backwards into hell.

Its main theme song, the instrumental “Casino Royale”, written by Burt Bacharach, was performed by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana brass, while the hit song to come from the film was Dusty Springfield singing “The Look of Love”. The soundtrack album became famous among audio purists for the excellence of its recording. It then became a standard “audiophile test” record for decades to come, especially the vocal performance by Dusty Springfield.

Rumour has it that Bond is now retired, after purchasing a 61,000 sq m (15 acre) patch of land on Oracabessa bay, on the northern coastline of Jamaica, earlier in his career. The former site of a donkey race track, Bond would eventually build a three bedroom home, every window louvered, on a cliff overlooking a private beach on the property which he called Goldeneye. It is said his companion is Dominique “Domino” Derval, the woman he first met years ago during the Thunderball mission. Maybe he’s writing his memoirs, or staring off into space sipping on a Vesper, or painting pictures, but no doubt heavily medicated and hurting aplenty getting out of bed each morning, considering the damage his body has taken. And though the life and times of James Bond seems fictional, regardless, there is no doubt a team of clinical psychologists would have a field day with Bond… James Bond.

 

 

 

 

 

Sources

Ian Fleming, “James Bond” Novels – Casino Royale, Live And Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice. Pan Books Ltd: Toronto, 1964. And from the memories of watching, numerous times, every Bond film ever released.

http://www.ianfleming.com/james-bond/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_James_Bond

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_(literary_character)

http://www.uselessdaily.com/movies/james-bond-43-interesting-facts-about-the-movie-series/#ixzz5NwGeFFVp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19bA1jN2sKk

https://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/10/24/25-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-james-bond