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Lies at play

The game of international diplomacy crumbles

Perhaps we should call this article “Russia gate” and perhaps it is only picked on because it dares to be different although it is not that much different because after all, like you and I the Russians want to be happy and they’re quite capable of doing it in their own way without any reliance on the US dollar, foreign aid or ripping anyone off.

Russia is not a superpower and as population is shrinking as it continues to recover from the collapse of the old Soviet Union which left the population traumatised while at the same time swimming against a flood of negative criticism from all quarters. Russia today stands accused of many

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Love USA Style

The rotten heart of a superpower

Image courtesy of Prepare for change

Many of the values of western civilisation come about through competition and perceived basic needs for survival which stand in the way of higher thinking and natural evolution. If we look back over history we can see how greed and desire have shaped the world.

As several hunter gatherers people had to stick to the facts because life depended on those facts, but today the world is awash in ideas and attractive physical stuff or glamour. People are competing to have others buy into their ideas and have people buy their stuff so much so that institutions have been established to buy and sell

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Surviving the Fall

Of civilisation

Civilisations with some exceptions characteristically take thousands of years to evolve, but then they literally vanish overnight. We can think of Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome and even the Soviet Union.

These empires grew through inspired leadership and yet they fell because they were built on an unstable foundation. If we take Rome as an example, it ruled from England to Persia and as it began to fall apart the Emperor of the time instituted Christianity in a last-ditch effort to save the Empire.

The fall of these civilisations was no doubt assisted by natural disasters and climate change. We know that the people of the Nile Valley migrated there between 4000 and 6000 years ago as the

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The TTP

The end of an era

Democracy was invented to give people self-determination and our recent ancestors fought two world wars that we should not be enslaved by tyranny, however our leadership is doing its utmost to consign us into submission to the corporations.

With an agreement being reached by government representatives of the participating countries, the agreement must be ratified before the TTP comes into effect.

Despite the objection by many thousands of people in New Zealand, this is looking more and more like a done deal and we will have to reconsider our fate.

So what does the TTPA represent?

For a small group of large corporations, this opens the door to freer trade and increased profitability.

Who will

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Neoliberal democracy

Are you free?

“Instead of citizens, it produces consumers. Instead of communities, it produces shopping malls. The net result is an atomized society of disengaged individuals who feel demoralized and socially powerless.

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.

In sum, neoliberalism is the immediate and foremost enemy of genuine participatory democracy, not just in the United States but across the planet, and will be for the foreseeable future.

Education is a system of imposed ignorance. The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly

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Our Dark Future

The rise of insanity

Our corporate masters a tightening the screws despite public protest. Here in good old New Zealand, the government continues to sell the people out. They have been slowly but steadily making it easier for international corporations to do as they please and paying lip service to the real needs of the people.

The escalation in house prices is simply part of an international conspiracy by the world’s largest banks providing favours for the executives and return for perks and the surety of good jobs when they leave politics although in this country, politicians continue to receive a substantial salary even when they leave office which is way beyond that of any normal retiree.

Over the past

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Loosing the right to wholeness

Without freedom, there is no choice

Foreign owned under TPPA

The move by the US administration to rule the world is being done in such a way that those who are not rich will become slaves without rights. Without rights and basic freedoms there will be no choice about what we eat, or about where and how we live.

This is not a criticism of the American people, they have been totally fooled and screwed over and as new facts come to light thanks to Edward Snowdon, Wikileaks and many others, we can see how. In case you don’t know, here’s a quick look at our history:

After world war two, the US took over the British strategic assets

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The root of all evil

Money and Economics

As the Pink Floyd song Money goes, money is the root of all evil, but is it really?

Archaeologists and ancient researchers say that writing was invented for the purpose of accounting and about the same time some form of token system was developed as a reminder about an exchange where some reciprocity was expected before the tokens became values of exchange.

Money itself is not inherently evil, it has no inherent attribute beyond the substance is made from, and the value that we attribute to it.

As a token of exchange as pointed out in the Ann Rand video below, money is a token with an agreed value which enables us greater flexibility in

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Economics and a cashless society

Is money a root of evil?

First, let’s look at money and where it came from.

Within our earliest cultures, people created things for their personal use as well as for use by the tribe or individuals. Early on in this process, the idea of barter arose allowing people to exchange goods and services in exchange for other goods and services.

There is no doubt that some individuals or even groups of individuals came up with the idea of trade for profit and we know this because traders have been traversing the globe for the past 20,000 years seeking fame and fortune.

Most trade was direct, goods or services for goods or services. With the advent of writing trade

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The Tobacco Corporation

We can beat the corporation now, but not under the TTPA

A must watch as John Oliver spells out the problem of tobacco and takes the piss out of the corporation. But this is also why we don’t want the TTPA as he explains how international trade laws work in favour of the corporations.

The tobacco corporations are of course in league with the pharmaceutical giants who wish to inflect death and destruction of the world for the sake of their own profits. The corporate attitude can make one sick at heart which is all the reason why we must stand against them.

Ideally the tobacco corporations could well go out of business although some of them may switch to

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