This was a spur-of-the-moment one, I had in my mind to write today, but events are cascading at a velocity I didn’t expect. Some of these you are probably aware of already, I will cover nonetheless, others you probably are not. I will also dabble in some of the reasons these are happening.
Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Dutch farmers are embroiled in a summer of discontent that shows no sign of abating
MAASLAND, Netherlands -- Bales of hay lie burning along Dutch highways. Supermarket shelves stand empty because distribution centers are blocked by farmers. Then, at dusk, a police officer pulls his pistol and shoots at a tractor.
Dutch farmers are embroiled in a summer of discontent that shows no sign of abating. Their target? Government plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia that they say threatens to wreck their agricultural way of life and put them out of business.
The reduction targets could radically alter the Netherlands' lucrative agriculture sector, which is known for its intensive farming, and may also foreshadow similar reforms — and protests — in other European nations whose farmers also pump out pollutants.
As many of you are probably aware by now, the Dutch have been “protesting” (I will use the word revolting from here on out) the government's decision on changing emissions rules. The cut is fairly similar in nature and amounts to some other countries (will cover the others here too), cutting 30% of the emission of the byproducts of farming.
Farms that don’t comply or achieve the targets, get confiscated by the government, and after some digging on legal documents, people found the land would be sold to private interest to build a project linked to the WEF.
ESG, which is the framework pushing these green policies and drastic changes is the creation of Klaus Schwab, what he calls “Stakeholder Capitalism”.
This led both Germany and Italy to follow a similar path of revolt.
Farm-To-Road: Wave Of Farmer Protests Spreads Across Europe
Germany in solidarity; Poland joins from across the land
Soon after, German farmers joined the Dutch protesters in blocking the road on their shared border.
Germany itself has seen its farmers’ associations contesting a recently passed renewable energy act amendment by the country’s parliament. While it aims to accelerate Berlin’s renewable energy expansion, the group is lamenting that the amendment does not provide enough support for biogas production.
“It is completely incomprehensible that in the middle of this far-reaching energy crisis, a sustainable domestic energy source such as biogas is being curbed in the production of electricity, heat, and biomethane,” said Bernhard Krüsken, secretary-general of the German Farmers’ Association.
Italy in heat
Adding to the drought Italy is currently facing, the heat of mounting farmers’ protests is building up on roads in rural areas. The tractors holding up main roads are threatening to “come to Rome” should the government’s inaction continues.
These are not the only revolts. The Sri Lankan economy totally collapsed, and people went into full revolt. As I wrote months ago (these are screen captures…lol)
Now to the other revolts and their reasons.
Kenya: Hundreds of Kenyans Take to Nairobi Streets to Protest High Cost of Living
Nairobi — Hundreds of Kenyans on Thursday took to the streets of Nairobi to protest the high cost of living, saying the Prices of basic commodities including cooking oil, maize flour, wheat flour and sugar has doubled in recent weeks, putting pressure on households struggling to make ends meet.
Currently, a litre of cooking oil costs an average of Sh407, up from Sh350 in April, while maize and wheat flour prices are now retailing from Sh230 per 2kg packet.
And for last, I didn’t cover much of this anywhere, but China has been experiencing banking problems for months by now, and some analysts argue the reason for harsh lockdown in regions that did little sense was this one. Attempting to avoid a bank run.
The following is a gigantic thread covering the current clash between protestors and the government, and it also goes back a long time.
There are other dynamics at play in China that I will try to cover later on, like the price of pork, China’s main and favorite source of protein skyrocketing, crops failing, the aforementioned bank run, and the suspicious data leak a few days ago of 1 billion Chinese citizens. Which has massive implications.
China is experiencing a demographic collapse much earlier than most experts suspected, which is a problem not only for the CCP, but for the world. China is a behemoth. A colossal beast, and when something of such size is dying, it can take a lot with it. Given all the current challenges they are facing, I would expect China to invade Taiwan soon.
Soon as in before this year’s end soon… and while most people are looking at the right hand, the left hand of the magician is doing something else.
Fire out after natural gas line explosion in Fort Bend County
Published July 7
Authorities say a fire is now out after an explosion along a natural gas line sent up a column of flames from a field in Fort Bend County on Thursday.
According to the Fort Bend County Pct. 1 Constable’s Office, the explosion occurred before 11 a.m. in the 15400 block of JoAnn near FM 1952, west of Orchard.
Medford Evacuation Order Ends In Wake Of Gas Plant Fire
Sunday, July 10th 2022, 6:57 pm
MEDFORD, Oklahoma -
UPDATE 7/10/22 6:50PM: An evacuation order for the town of Medford has ended following Saturday's explosion and fire at the ONEOK gas plant.
It's still unclear what sparked it, but ONEOK told News 9 it is focusing on damage assessment.
The company said it a statement no one was hurt.
This one is more meaningful than the other ones, the extension of the damage is unknown, but the explosion was strong enough to cause an earthquake strong enough to be picked up (1.56 I think). If the pipe’s structure was affected, according to one of the worker’s comments, the lead time to buy new pipes is up to 52 weeks.
I often joke about the amount of “coincidences” around, of course, the destruction of critical infrastructure is visible to anyone paying any modicum of attention, but as a point, I raised a couple of weeks ago on Twitter. This goes beyond mere failure because every single industry in the energy sector is running at capacity or lack of labor and maintenance.
At this point, I have to raise the legitimate point of Eco-Terrorism, which has played a big part in the last decade, with many scientific papers written about it. If you were not paying attention, which I wouldn’t blame the reader for, rich upper-class kids from Stop Oil have been gluing themselves to old artistic masterpieces. If you want to look into eco-terrorism, a quick search with the terms rail or fire and ecoterrorism will give you a couple of hours of reading material.
Ecoterrorism also ties with revolt and revolution. How ?
Now we go from observation and analysis to my preferred field and one that was literally my job. Applied Mimetic Theory.
First, you need to understand memes, as the word was originally meant to be.
A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
Memes as they were originally described are quite literally the genes of culture. Some genes have an evolutionary advantage over others, and some are instrumental in the survival of themselves and the species. Revolt is one of these memes, and it is one of the most contagious memes in human history, easily verifiable and trackable merely by using some searching service.
Such a contagious meme, under the powerful effect of networks, spreads far, fast, and easily. At this point, given the current dynamics such as inflation, the potential scarcity of goods, sickness, and everything else, it will “infect” and spread with or without effort or disruption.
If you want to understand memes and how they affect you, everyone else, and human behavior, just search for Rene Girard or Mimetic Theory and start reading. Delving into these subjects will help you tremendously, especially your perspective and how you see the world.
Do not participate in any of these events, no matter how much your brain tells you that you need to. I know it seems contradictory, but now is not the time, and this isn’t how we do it. You are free to do whatever you wish, so if you really want, do it.
You should expect things to pick up pace now, more disruption, more everything. Edwin, Author of Edwin’s Newsletter wrote this as a commentary in a fairly recent piece.
Pipeline(s) damaged, a (very) high level assassination, scandals revealed even more explicitly, even a billion plus individual's data leaked from China, time to pay particular attention, we may have one or more 'major' events inbound!
This is more like what we would expect prior to a major 'strike' of some kind, not necessarily in the name of the true attacker.
We are drifting toward overt terror as a distinct possibility, perhaps combined with 'false flags' of our own Intel Community's making.
Do not discount the possibility of cooperation between foreign operatives and domestic government Intel Agents to trigger the next crisis, with all the 'plausible deniability' they could want baked in.
I am inclined to agree to such a degree, I replicated the comment here.
On the Hunter situation, it is now so public, so viral, you can find videos, pictures, and anything else literally everywhere, so if you want to kill your curiosity and see how depraved that man is, indulge yourself, it is easy to find, and more is coming.
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If you want a suitable order to read Rene Girard, start with any of the introductory works
Girard Reader by him, Mimetic Theory by other authors, these are digestible
Followed by Evolution and Conversion
Next any of the other books which the theme catches your eye or intellectual interest
My favorite is obvious, also his magnum opus, but INCREDIBLE DENSE and hard to digest. Don't be stupid like I am and start with that one haha.
Good advice on staying out of the coming protests. But just as a devils advocate thought: Evil prospers when good men dont act is a famous meme. The depravity of the elites is off the scale. They literally had a paedophile island and found 20k images on epsteins hard drives and sealed the images and names. Basically a cover up.