Bulletin N° 1023



Subject: Industrial Democracy, Reciprocity, and the Historic Roots of a Fascist Command System.




February 4, 2022


Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,


Barringon Moore, Jr’s comparative study of the social origins of dictatorship and democracy offers a penetrating lesson, beginning with the history of pre-modern Japan. The early industrialization of Japanese society was woven into feudal institutions at every level of society, and in the absence of a strong bourgeois revolution or a meaningful peasant revolution, the political power of the premodern overlord class evolved into a system of commercial agriculture where new fascist controls eventually modified traditional authoritarian relationships between the rising class of wealthy landowners and their tenant farmers.

“Three interrelated reasons may account for the absence of a peasant revolution during the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society in Japan,” writes Moore.

In the first place, the Tokugawa system of taxation appears to have been such as to leave an increasing surplus among those peasants who were energetic enough to add to their output. In this fashion it helped to stimulate production, which began to rise in the later Tokugawa era and continued to do so under the Meiji government. Secondly, in sharp contrast with China, Japanese rural society was one with a close link between successor and landlord. Simultaneously, and again in contrast with Japanese peasant community provided a strong system of social control that incorporated those with actual and potential grievances into the status quo. This was the case because of a specific tenure, and inheritance that prevailed in late Tokugawa times. In the third place, this set of institutions proved adaptable to commercial agriculture with the help of repressive mechanisms taken over from the old order together with new ones appropriate to a modern society. The key element in the transition was the rise of a new landlord class, recruited in substantial measure from the peasants, which used the state and traditional mechanisms of the rural community to squeeze rice out of the peasants and sell it in the market. The shift from older feudal arrangements to tenancy furthermore had some advantages for the peasants at the bottom of the social ladder. All in all, it proved possible to take over the old order from the past and incorporate a peasant economy into an industrial society – at the price of fascism.

     The transition was not easy. At times it was touch and go whether the dominant classes would be able to carry it off. Violent opposition from the peasants there was in good measure. For a variety of reasons, the present generation of Western historians tends to minimize the importance of peasant discontent. Therefore it will be wise to review the evidence before examining social trends and relationships in the countryside in any detail. Doing so right away may help to prevent illusions of inevitability. A bourgeois revolution does seem to me to have been out of the question. There is much less reason to believe that a peasant one was impossible.

     The later years of the Tokugawa period were, as we saw, characterized by numerous outbreaks of peasant violence. Though it is naturally impossible to determine the objective circumstances that produced many of the uprisings, far less the motives of the participants, there is considerable evidence to show that the inroads of commercial influences played an important part. Merchants were a significant target in many instances. For example, in 1783-1787, after a series of crop failures, the peasants in the western provinces rose against the merchants, who had become landowners by appropriating land in exchange for money and goods borrowed by the peasants. In part also, the peasants rose against village officials who, as representatives of the ruling class, collected taxes, spied on the farmers, and added taxes for their own profit. Again, in 1823, in one of the Tokugawa domains 100,000 farmers revolted because of the corruption of the local administrative officer who as allied with the rice merchants. In a similar large upheaval, the immediate cause of the outbreak appears to have been that local officials had prayed for a bad harvest and tried to enrage the dragon god, all in order to raise prices. Already by the middle of the Tokugawa period or mideighteenth century, we begin to hear about tenancy disputes, a form of conflict that was to become much more important after the Restoration.

     Outright violence was not the only weapon to which the peasants resorted. Some, like their Russian counterparts, ‘voted with their feet’ before they ever heard of the ballot, though the opportunities to move away were very limited in Japan as compared with Russia. In some areas the practice developed of one or more villages’ leaving their habitations en masse – a significant indication of the solidarity of the Japanese village. They crossed into the neighboring fief or province and petitioned the lord that they might be allowed to remain in his domain. According to Borton, there were records of 106 such desertions, the majority of them in Shikoku.

     Borton’s evidence shows quite clearly that the intrusion of commercial relationships into the feudal organization of the countryside was creating increasingly severe problems for the ruling group. There were three main strands to the peasant violence: opposition to the feudal overlord, to the merchant, and to emerging landlordism. To the extent that these institutions were becoming interlocked, the peasant movement was definitely dangerous. One reason that the Meiji government was able to weather the storm may have been that this interlocking was relatively quite weak in the main territorial base of the Imperials movement, the great fief of Chōshū.

     For a time, immediately after the Restoration, the danger continued to mount. The peasants had been promised that all state land (except that of the temples) would be divided up for their benefit. But they soon discovered that the promise was an empty one and that their tax burden to boot would not be lessened. It seemed obvious that they had nothing to gain from the new regime. Agrarian revolts reached a crescendo of violence in 1873, the year of the new land tax, to be discussed further in the context of the landlords’ problems. In the first decade of the Meiji government there were over 200 peasant r uprisings, more by far than in any decade under the Tokugawa. ‘Never in modern times, ‘ says T.C. Smith, not one to exaggerate peasant violence, ‘has Japan been so close to social revolution.’

     The dominant theme in the peasant movement of these ten years was ‘stubborn antagonism to rent, usury, and exorbitant taxation,’ the usual reaction of the peasant to the intrusion of capitalist relationships in the countryside. The reactionary response was very prominent in Japan. Many samurai were quick to exploit their knowledge of peasant psychology and even to set themselves at the head of peasant risings against the government. This was possible because, as we shall see, the samurai were the main victims of the Restoration. Where samurai leadership occurred, it helped to prevent the peasant movement from becoming an effective revolutionary force. (pp.154-156)

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     Shortly afterward, in 1889, the government proclaimed the new constitution, which kept the right to vote securely in the hands of men of substance. Out of a population of about 50 million, only some 460,000 obtained electoral rights. Rural radicalism was not to be a serious problem again until the tenancy disputes following the First World War.

     The peasant revolts described above document the existence of more than scattered resistance to the transition from the premodern agrarian system to a new one. They reflect many of the usual difficulties of the changeover to capitalism and commercial farming in the countryside. Why were they not more serious? For an answer to that question it is necessary to examine rural society more closely and the changes it underwent.

     As in any agrarian society, the Japanese peasants generated most of the economic surplus that supported the upper classes, while the methods of extracting this surplus formed the core of nearly all political and social problems. Professor Asakawa, a distinguished historian of the older generation, has observed that the first problem of village administration under the Tokugawa was the collection of taxes. ‘Few provisions of the laws of the village had no bearing, direct or indirect, upon the subject of taxation; few phases of the entire structure of the feudal rule and of national welfare were not deeply influenced by the solution of this fundamental problem.’ The feudal system of taxation accounts very largely for the tightly knit character of the Japanese village that had impressed a wide variety of historians and modern observers. Simultaneously, Japanese feudal structure tied the peasants closely to their rulers.

     The main tax was the land tax, levied not upon the peasant as an individual person, but on the officially determined productive capacity of each holding. From the official standpoint the peasant was an instrument to make the holding yield what it should. Until quite recent, authorities on Japan believed that by and large the feudal lord of Tokugawa times, pressed for greater expense’s in the Shōgun’s capital and elsewhere, used the machinery of village administration to extract a larger and larger surplus out of the peasantry. Detailed investigation of the incidence of taxation in several widely scattered villages have made this conclusion a most unlikely one. What appears to have happened is that the amount taken by the taxation remained static or nearly so, while the productivity of peasant agriculture markedly increased. The consequence was to leave a larger amount in the hands of the peasant.

     The taxation system penalized farmers who failed to improve the output of their lands and benefited those who increased their productivity. Though the details of its operation are obscure, it is easy to see that a taxation system that took a fixed amount of produce from each farm year after year would have this effect. We do not know exactly how the Japanese villagers allocated the tax, levied on the village as a whole in proportion to the lord’s assessment of the lord’s assessment of the yield on individual fields. But there is rather strong evidence that the tax system encountered improved output. There is, moreover, no indication of periodic redistribution of property and its burdens, such as we find in the Russian village. Without any deliberate intent then, it seems that Tokugawa taxation and agrarian policy, as worked out both by the ruling class and the peasants themselves, as a ‘wager on the stronger.’

     Furthermore, the structure of Japanese society was such as to impose certain barriers to the growth of a revolutionary potential among the peasants. Some of these, too, may be found in the operation of the Tokugawa system of tax collection. The separation of the warrior from the land by the early Tokugawa rulers meant that the peasant’s financial obligations to the government took on the appearance of public taxes to the government rather than personal dues to the lord. There were no banalities, and the early personal corvée was gradually being incorporated into the corvée for the public. Very likely this appearance of public obligations helped to ease the peasant’s transfer of loyalty from the feudal overlord to the modern state, when the time came to do so in the Meiji Reform.

     Alongside these bureaucratic traits that set it off as an impersonal ‘government’ over and above the peasants, the Tokugawa government retained even more important feudal and paternalistic features that enabled the ruling warriors to send down their tentacles into peasant society.

     To put teeth into their system of tax collection and paternalistic supervision of village life, the Tokugawa rulers revived the ancient Chinese system of village administration known as the pao. In China this device of dividing up village households into small groups who assumed responsibility for the conduct of their members seems never to have been, very successful. In Japan it had been known ever since the great seventh-century borrowing from China but was no more than a lingering survival when the early Tokugawa seized it and forced it on the entire rural and urban population of their realm. Aksakawa asserts that every inhabitant of the village, no matter what his tenure or status, was ordered to belong to one of these five-man groups and that this order was well carried out. Ordinarily the five-man group consisted of five landholding members, dependents, and tenants. From about the middle of the seventeenth century, the custom spread to having the five-man group pledge under oath to fulfill the orders of the lord, repeating the orders as nearly as was practicable in the form they were given.

     The five-man group was supplemented by the device of public proclamations or the posting of notice boards in the villages exhorting the peasants to good behavior. Occasionally in modern writings one comes across statements to the effect that the Japanese peasant was so submissive to authority that these public notices were almost sufficient by themselves to keep peace and order. As I am trying to demonstrate, there were other and stronger reasons for this orderliness, an orderliness that in any case knew periods of serious turbulence. Nevertheless it is worthwhile to glance at the texts of one of these messages, as it may modify the impression of ‘natural’ orderliness. Though there is a reference to Buddha in this one from the middle of the seventeenth century, the tone is quite Confucian:

     ‘Be filial to thy parents. The first principle of filial piety is to keep thyself healthy. It is especially pleasing to parents if thou refrain from drinking and quarreling, and love thy younger brother and obey thy elder brother. If thou hold to the above principle, blessings of goods and Buddha will be upon thee, and thou mayst walk in the right path and thy land shall being forth good harvests. On the other hand, if though become indulgent and lazy ,thou wilt become poor and broken, and finally resort to stealing. Then the law shall overtake thee and bind thee with rope and put thee in a cage, and perhaps hang thee. If such a thing happens, how heartbroken they parents must be! Moreover, thy wife and children and brothers must all suffer punishment because of thy crime.’

The advice continues with some remarks on the material rewards for good behavior and draws to a close with this revealing admonition:

    ‘ Indeed, the farmer has the securest kink of life if only he pays his tax regularly. Keep, therefore, the above precept always in thy mind . . . .’

     Through the five-man group and other devices, the entire village was made to take an active interest in the behavior of every household. Marriage, adoption, succession, and inheritance were subject to effective control. Peasants were expected to watch over and correct one another’s conduct, settling disputes as far as possible by mutual conciliation. The peasants were strictly forbidden to own firearms, carry swords, study the Confucian classics, or take up novel religious practices.

     Another channel of official control was through the village headman. In most villages the office of headman descended from father to son along with the family headship or rotated along the leading families. The appointment of the headman by the lord or his officer was also widespread. Only in villages affected by commercial influences, where the traditional structure had begun to disintegrate, does it appear that the headman was elected.

     The lord did all in his power to exalt and support the dignity and power of he headman, the chief of the little oligarchy that was the Japanese village in Tokugawa times. Essentially the headman’s power rested on a careful manipulation of leading opinion in the village. Rather than isolate himself from this opinion, in a crisis the headman sided with the village against the lord even though the consequence was almost certain death. But such circumstances were exceptional. Generally the headman was the individual who reconciled the lord’s interests with those of the leading villagers into some consensus of notion of the common welfare.

     The Japanese village displayed a fierce demand for unanimity that recalls the Russian sbornost. Personal affairs were given a public character lest hey lead to deviant opinion or behavior. Since anything secret was automatically suspicious, a man with private business to conduct with someone in another village might be obliged to conduct it through his headman. Gossip, ostracism, and more serious sanctions, such as assembling at a man’s gate and beating pots and pans in unison, or even banishment (which meant cutting a peasant off from human society so that he must soon starve or run afoul of the law), all helped to create a conformity that was probably far more severe than any lamented by modern Western intellectuals. Only after he had learned the sense of the community by careful consultation with other leading figures, did the headman express his own opinion on any important issue. Villagers would go to great lengths to avoid any open conflict of opinion.

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     The system of taxation, along with the political and social controls that supported it, was the main external cause of solidarity in the Japanese village. There were equally important internal sources: primarily the system of economic cooperation and, closely intertwined with this, the structure of kinship obligations and inheritance rules.(pp.258-263)

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     Thus the Japanese village of premodern times was not a cluster of autonomous farming units. Instead, it was a cluster of mutually dependent ones, some large, some small. The larger holding provided a pool of capital in the form of tools, animals, seed, fodder, and fertilizer, etc., on which the smaller ones could draw from time to time. In return the small ones provided labor. The separation of capital from labor as far as ownership was concerned, and their recombination in the production process, show some similarities to the world of capitalist industry. A study of about one hundred seventeenth-century village registers from all parts of Japan reveals that in most villages from forty to eighty percent of the holders of arable land were without homesteads. On the other hand, the paternalistic and quasi-kinship relationships between the possessors of large holdings and the supplies of labor helped to prevent the emergence of class conflict in the village. It would be difficult to claim that the possessors of large holdings held anything like a monopoly of power, though the system doubtless had its exploitative aspects –significantly the small holders usually could not grow rice on the poor soil allotted to them. In hared times the large owners had to help their less fortunate dependents. Furthermore, the power to refuse help at the crisis of rice harvesting must have been an important sanction in the hands of those who provided the labor, even though such a refusal would have required the strongest justifications to be acceptable to village opinion.

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     The political implications of late Tokugawa peasant society seem fairly obvious. Clearly one cannot explain the absence of full-scale peasant revolution in the fairly turbulent times as a consequence of rough equality in holdings. Rather, it was the series of bonds that connected those without property to those who possessed it that helped to maintain stability. The premodern Japanese village community gives every sign to having been a very powerful mechanism for incorporating and controlling individual with real and potential grievances. Furthermore, the formal and informal channels of control between the overlord and the peasantry seem to have been quite effective. The lord could make his will known and the peasants indicate just how far they were willing to obey through clearly recognized procedures. One gets the strong impression that Tokugawa society, when it was working well, consisted of a series of descending and spreading chains of influential leaders and their coteries of close followers, linked all the way from the top to the bottom by patriarchal and personal ties, enabling those in superior positions to know just how far they could push those beneath them. Perhaps there was something specifically feudal in this arrangement, though it is also characteristic of any stable hierarchy.

     The key to the social structure of the premodern Japanese village was the exchange of labor for capital and vice versa, without the impersonal mechanism of the market, and through the more personal one of kinship. The coming of the market changed these arrangements, though they have left their imprint on later Japanese peasant society down to the present day. Our next task therefore is to trace the effects of the market or, more generally, the rise of commercial agriculture and especially the political consequences of this transformation, which began to be felt even in Tokugawa times.

     The latter half of the Tokugawa period was one of very substantial improvements in agricultural techniques. After 1700 genuinely scientific treatises on agriculture began to appear, a curious parallel to simultaneous developments in England. After a few ritual bows to the Confucian doctrine of harmony with nature, these treatises at once settled down to the eminently practical business of improving on the ways of nature. There is clear evidence that the knowledge set forth in these treaties filtered down to the peasants. The main motives to which they appealed were self-interest, but of the family, not the individual. Nor was there any appeal to notions of the welfare of society or the state. (pp.265-267)

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The policy of the Meiji government was conservative in the sense that it had no thought of abdicating power to any other class. At the same time, modern authorities often observe, it was revolutionary in the sense that it broke down feudal distinctions and sought to incorporate the peasants into a conservative body politic. One very important step in this direction was the adoption of military conscription (1871-1873). Another was the establishment of a system of universal and compulsory education, announced in the Imperial Rescript of 1890.

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     In sum then, Meiji policy amounted to using the peasant as a source of capitalist accumulation. In turn this required opening the peasant economy even wider to commercial influences and offsetting some of the strains incurred thereby through efforts to incorporate the peasants into a cohesive body politic. Dismounting feudalism from above was not so much an aim or a policy in its own right as a means to other ends.

     Reviewing the process as a whole, we may discern more clearly and concretely some of the reasons why it took place without a revolutionary upheaval. The continuing rise in agricultural productivity was vital in making the whole transition bearable. In itself, of course, the rise requires an effort at explanation, best deferred to the next section. One consequence, however, was that there was no great hunger in the towns to produce plebeian allies for peasant radicalism – as there was at the height of the French Revolution. Nor was there in the town any substantial bourgeois antifeudal impulse with which more moderate peasant demands could join in overthrowing the old order. The advent of the market actually gave landed property to the poor ranks of peasants, if usually only as tenants. Still, physical possession of a larger plot of land than before may have acted as a stabilizing factor.

     The stake of the new landlords in emerging capitalism, to be discussed shortly, is fairly obvious. In large measure this group grew out of the class of wealthy peasants that had become increasingly prominent toward the close to the Tokugawa and, in the view of some historians, made an important contribution to the Restoration movement. By becoming landlords, a section of the peasant élite may have been drawn off and rendered politically safe.  In addition, a substantial number of them acquired commercial interests and therefore were not averse to important changes in the old order. But in general the wealthy peasant proprietors had no desire to upset the oligarchical system of the Japanese village whose chief beneficiaries they were. As soon as the poorer peasant and tenants began to put forth radical demands under the Meiji, the wealthy peasant turned against them. Thus Japanese rural society at this historical juncture contained important safeguards against any sever outbreak of anticapitalism and opposition to new social trends.

     If there were checks against anticapitalist ‘excesses’ at this stage, there also remained certain important safeguards against antifeudal ones. The penetration of the Japanese village by feudal influences through the five-man system of mutual surveillance and through the village headman were very significant here. These brakes on antifeudal influences could have led to a dangerous accumulation of resentment, and evidently did in some areas where feudal influences combined with incipient commercial ones to give the peasants the worst of both worlds, a repressive combination lacking in the main base of the Imperial movement (Chōshū).

     The conflict between a feudal system that still had considerable vitality and the commercial influences steadily undermining it gave the Meiji government room to maneuver. When samurai on occasion put themselves at the head of a peasant insurrection, they were of course at danger. But on balance, the Meiji, by using (their peasant conscript army, were able to direct antifeudal sentiments to their own advantage, as shown by the suppression of the Satsuma Rebellion, the greatest threat to the new government. Though at times the situation was precarious, the government, by treading its way through divisions among both its enemies and its allies, managed to survive and establish itself.

     While it is doubtful that the foreign threat entered seriously into the consciousness of many peasants, it did play a significant part in the course of events and contributed to the conservative outcome. The revolutionary forces in Japanese society were not nearly strong enough to sweep away the obstacles to modernization by themselves. But they could and did provide a limited basis of support for such measures when the leaders sought them in order to preserve their own power through the creation of a strong state. (pp.272-275)


The Meiji Settlement: The New Landlords and Capitalism.

     Among the ruling classes, too, the Meiji era (1868-1912) was one where feudal and capitalist features were put to work alongside one another in the effort to create a powerful modern state. We shall concentrate on the political meaning of the fact that the commercial landlord replaced the feudal overlord, a process that had already begun under the Tokugawa . It is necessary to perceive the change against a more general background of the rulers’ adaptation to the modern world and the extent to which new and different social formations replaced the older dominant groups. On this score it is necessary to distinguish sharply between the nature of the higher aristocracy or daimyō and the ordinary samurai.

     All authorities agree that the Meiji government’s ‘settlement of accounts’ with the daimyō in 1876 was generous to a fault. The measure, as we have seen, both assured the new government the allegiance of the daimyō and deprived the latter of their original economic base. At the same time, it enabled some of the greatest lords to become members of the dominant financial oligarchy. Funds obtained in this way played an important part in promoting capitalist industry. By 1880 slightly more than 44 percent of the stock in the national banks belonged to the new peers, mostly former daimyō and members of the Imperial court (kuge). Those who made the transition to commerce, industry, and banking were few in number but very important. Now they were able to push the former merchant class aside, whereas in Tokugawa times they had been forced to work with and through them.

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     Of the old upper classes the daimyo by 1872 were only a very small group, 268 all told. The number of samurai, however, was quite large, somewhat short of two million persons, or between five and six percent of the population in 1870.Their fate was less fortunate, and, for a substantial portion, no doubt disastrous. The Meiji regime swept away samurai social, economic, and political privileges.

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     Though the evidence is not as firm as one could wish, it appears that the mass of the samurai did not find a satisfactory haven in the business world. To be sure, a small number became wealthy and powerful in business and politics. Many made their way as best they could into almost any crevice they could find in the social structure, becoming, among other things, police constables, army officers, teachers, lawyers, publicists, even jinricksha pullers and common thieves. One clue to their fate comes from the writings of a contemporary political theorist (Ueki Emori): he opposed property qualifications for voting and eligibility to office because such requirements would disqualify most of the samurai, in his opinion the class best suited for political life.(pp.275-278)

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     Now apolitical obedience to orders, regardless of what the orders are, is not simply a matter of psychology. The mentality that behaves in this way is the product of concrete historical circumstances, just as much as the self-reliant mentality still admired in the West. Furthermore, as the Japanese case demonstrates beyond any doubt, this passive attitude is not necessarily a product of advanced industrialism. Under specific circumstances it can occur in peasant societies as well.

     In Japan these circumstances were embodied in the structure of the Japanese village, as inherited from late Tokugawa and early Meiji times and reinforced by more modern economic trends. The landlord remained the unchallenged leader of the peasant community. Through the structure of the village he was able to have his way locally. Likewise, the village gave him a political base from which to transmit his aims upward to the national scene, where they met the challenge and formed part of the overall compromise we have already discussed. Let us therefore look more closely at the reasons why the peasants remained so much under his influence.

     The most prominent features of the Japanese village down to the time of the American land reform were its domination by the wealthy and the discouragement of open conflict. The main basis of authority in the village was the ownership of landed property. The resulting relationships were supported by the state, on occasion with brute force. To some extent they were also softened and made more palatable by the patina of age, tradition, and custom. Resident landlords frequently managed village affairs, though larger ones might leave this chore to others, exercising their authority from behind the scenes. Tenants might on occasion have some minor share in village offices. In a good many villages or larger areas there was a small circle of intermarrying landlord families known vividly as the ‘kissing ring,’ that dominated local affairs. Generally the smaller landlords supplied recruits for paid offices in the mura, as they could thus supplement the meager salary from their rents.

     Perhaps only in extreme cases could the landlord withdraw the tenant’s sole source of livelihood at will or be likely to undertake so drastic an action. But the landlord’s power over the tenant’s means of existence was constantly visible to the latter and to outers in a hundred subtle says. It was the ultimate sanction behind the elaborate code of deference that governed the peasant’s relation to his superiors. The tenant carefully observed ‘the color of his landlord’s face. R.P. Dore, the source of this observation, is one to minimize rather than to exaggerate the darker side of the landlord’s authority. Yet even he concludes that the tenant’s deference was due to the conscious calculation of advantage and of outright fear based on the brute fact of economic dependence.. Fear and dependence were thus the ultimate sources, at least in the countryside of the elaborate Japanese code of deference that charms many American visitors by its novelty and contrast with their own experience. One may guess that such visitor’s are aware of the hostility behind much friendly breeziness in the United States but miss both the historical origins and present meaning of Japanese politeness. Where the relations of economic dependence have disappeared, as a consequence of the American land reform or for other reasons, the traditional structure of status and dereference has crumbled away. If anyone were inclined to doubt the economic basis of oligarchy in the village and of the Japanese code of politeness, the circumstances of their partial disappearance would seem to demonstrate the relationship conclusively.

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     During the totalitarian phase of Japan’s recent history, the village was integrated into the national structure in a way that vividly recalls Tokugawa techniques for penetrating and controlling peasant society. Whether there was direct historical continuity is not clear from the sources. Even if there was not, these arrangements show the way in which important aspects of Japanese feudalism were easily compatible with twentieth-century totalitarian institutions.

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     As one looks back over the history of the Japanese village since the seventeenth century, the feature most likely to strike the historian is its continuity. The oligarchical structure, internal solidarity, and effective vertical ties with higher authority all survived with very little change the transition to modern production for the market. At the same time, historical continuity itself provides no explanation; it is something that requires explanation, especially when so much else has changed. The essence of the explanation, I would urge, lies in the fact that landlords maintained most of the old village structure because through it they could extract and sell enough of the surplus to stay on top of the heap. Those who did not make the grade provided recruits for agrarian pseudoradicalism. The substitution of tenancy relations for pseudokinship was the only institutional change needed. All this was possible only in a rice culture, where, as events were to show, traditional methods could greatly raise productivity. Unlike the English landlord of the eighteenth century, the Prussian Junker in the sixteenth, or Russian Communists in the twentieth, the Japanese ruling class found that they could get their way without destroying the prevailing peasant society. If working through the traditional social structure had not brought results, I doubt that the Japanese landlord would have spared the village any more than did landlords elsewhere.

     The adaptability of Japanese political and social institutions to capitalist principles enabled Japan to avoid the costs of a revolutionary entrance onto the stage of modern history. Partly because she escaped these early horrors, Japan succumbed in time to fascism and defeat. So did Germany for very broadly the same reason. The price for avoiding a revolutionary entrance has been a very high one. It has been high in India as well. There the play has not yet reached the culminating act; the plot and the characters are different. Still, lessons learned from all the cases studied so far may prove helpful in undertaking what the play means. (pp.308-313)



The 11 + items below reflect deep concerns now circulating in the Anglophone social media concerning the legitimacy of revolt and revolution. These articles and essays speak to issues that will dramatically affect our lives, as we enter a fascistic period of command from above and willful collaboration through hysterical obedience to the injunctions of corporate fascism.

Meanwhile censorship continues to contribute to the contrived environment of fear and confusion, with opportunists parroting mindlessly their masters endless calls for “solidarity,” by which they can only mean political “collaboration” with the corporate agenda, implimenting population control and building the artificial infrastructure of a command economy.

We’ve been there before; done that, and seen how it works.  Only the very foolish would wish to experience the rerun of such an ugly catastrophe.



Francis McCollum Feeley


Professeur honoraire de l'Université Grenoble-Alpes
Ancien Directeur des Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego



“We Have Had a Narrow Escape from Tyranny But the War on Freedom Is Not Over 


by Paul Craig Roberts


On January 23 I reviewed on this website Kees Van Der Pijl’s new book, States of Emergency https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2022/01/23/the-covid-deception-is-a-power-grab/ . Van Der Pijl answers the question so many people have of why and how a fake “deadly pandemic” was orchestrated with worldwide participation in the fraud. He shows that the event was long in the making by a global elite consisting of philanthropists such as Bill Gates, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, elite organizations such as the World Economic Forum, tech companies and multi-billionaire owners, Fauci at NIH, CDC, FDA, WHO, pharmaceutical companies and lobbyists, and elite organizations and groups created for the purpose of concentrating power and advancing and protecting the global elites’ rule by using fear to condition the masses to being controlled and deprived of a voice and alternative explanations. I had been thinking along these lines, but lacked Van Der Pijl’s detailed knowledge of the personalities, organizations and groups and the interactions and cooperation between them. He gives us the story. It was an elaborate exercise in massive deception and censorship that was able to discredit the world’s most renowned medical scientists and to elevate pure fiction to fact and public policy.

We owe it to ourselves to read States of Emergency in order to come to terms with the fact that we are ruled by people devoid of integrity to whom truth is an inconvenience and who are concerned solely with their control and power.

We need to read the book also to understand how things really work, how decisions are really made, how careers are made and ended by whether or not you serve the narrative and how well, how regulatory agencies such as FDA, NIH, CDC, WHO are in fact marketing departments for Big Pharma, how politicians’ positions are dictated by the sources of their campaign funds, why universities and the media must function as Ministries of Propaganda for the ruling elites and their narratives, how Fauci and Big Pharma control content in medical journals via grants to medical researchers. Van Der Pijl writes that pharmaceutical industry research grants make the industry the co-author of many articles and that more than half of all The Lancet‘s revenues come from pharmaceutical companies orders of reprints of articles supportive of their products. Van Der Pijl writes “According to the former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine, who had 20 years of experience, it is simply no longer possible to believe much of the published clinical research.”

The gullible, patriotic American who reads this book will have his eyes opened and become a new person. Van Der Pijl has written the book that can save Americans from their insouciance.

In October 2019 just prior to unleashing the “pandemic” on the world, what was about to happen was first tested in a simulation. The participants were: the Bloomberg-financed Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, the CDC, the (American trained) head of the Chinese health authority, a former deputy director of the CIA, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and so on.

The participants were primarily concerned with protecting the planned deception from being exposed. They relied on social media and the presstitutes to control the narrative and censor the truth. They considered whether to close the Internet altogether, but were assured that Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google would only allow news in keeping with the narrative and flood the Internet with information that confirms the narrative while discrediting and blocking the truth. Admiral Stephen Redd of the US Public Health Service thought that people on social media with “negative beliefs,” that is, those who took issue with the narrative, should be tracked down by intelligence services. Singapore’s finance minister said dissidents should be arrested and brought to justice. The head of the Chinese health authority worried that suspicion might arise that the virus originated in a laboratory. Johnson & Johnson wondered if the deaths and injuries in the vaccine trials should be suppressed in order to prevent public suspicion of the poorly tested vaccine.

The participants claim they were just playing a germ game, but the simulation ensured that all was in place to control the explanation prior to the release of the “pandemic.”

The research basis of Van Der Pijl’s book is massive and the information earth-shattering. I intend to return to this book in future articles. But don’t wait on me. Buy the book and read it once, twice, three times. Civil liberty in the US cannot survive if people are too lazy to inform themselves.


“Do NOT Go Back to Sleep! This is NOT the End!”


by James Corbett


“Developers of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Tied to UK Eugenics Movement”


by Jeremy Loffredo and Whitney Webb


“Fully Vaxed” In Scotland: 2X COVID Risk, 25% Increase In Hospitalization & 40% More Likely To Die


with Ryan Cristián



“How Wonderful to Own Nothing! The WEF’s Great Reset ‘Expropriation’”


by Konrad Rękas


“The Onus on Those Who Accuse Others of ‘Covid Misinformation’”


by Kim Petersen


“The 5th Annual Fake News Awards!”


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“The Folly of Pandemic Censorship”


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“Secretive HHS AI Platform to Predict US Covid-19 Outbreaks Weeks in Advance”


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1."Fidelito" in the bunker - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 19:58 EST)

2.Nova Scotia tyrants pass "law" banning truck convoys, and even WELCOMING them from the roadside (!) - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 20:33 EST)

3.Neil Young thinks Dr. Malone is dangerous; but look what Blackstone (co-owner of his songs) did to US healthcare by the time They rolled out COVID - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:13 EST)

4.(Sudden) Death now stalking soccer, even in the stands - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:14 EST)

5.Justin Trudeau's greatest hit - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:18 EST)

6.A great t-shirt to wear to Fauci's trial - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:27 EST)

7.Who's running BLM? And where's that $60+ million? - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:37 EST)

8.Safe breathing! - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 23:04 EST)

9.Keep on truckin' ALL AROUND THE WORLD! - Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 23:21 EST)

10.What makes Omicron so dangerous is what They're doing to "protect" us from it, because it's nothing but a cold (MUST-SEE/SHARE) - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 12:45 EST)

11.BEAUTIFUL video of the freedom rally on Jan. 23 - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 12:53 EST)

12.Justin Trudeau's been spotted - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 14:43 EST)

13.Ontario police estimate 100,000 trucks, 2.3 million on foot - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 14:47 EST)

14.US truckers forming convoy from California to D.C. - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 15:12 EST)

15.Say NO to fear; and cheer the liberation that's begun in Ottawa - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 15:19 EST)

16.Nice try: Masked "trucker" brings Confederate flag to Ottawa, gets called out, slinks away - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 16:19 EST)

17.WHO director (and war criminal) "Dr." Tedros praises Neil Young's Spotify censorship demands - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 16:24 EST)

18.Is purification of a virus necessary? Well, yes. - Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 16:36 EST)

1."Fidelito" in the bunker by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 19:58 EST)
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2.Nova Scotia tyrants pass "law" banning truck convoys, and even WELCOMING them from the roadside (!) by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 20:33 EST)
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Canada: Citing powers under the COVID state of emergency beginning March 2020, the tyrannical government of Nova Scotia, Canada, has “declared it illegal” to:

• finance, organize, aid, or participate in a truck convoy; or

• line the roadside in support of a truck convoy!

Violators face $3,000-$100,000 fines


Nova Scotia Tyrants pass “law” banning Truck Convoys and their Supporters!


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3.Neil Young thinks Dr. Malone is dangerous; but look what Blackstone (co-owner of his songs) did to US healthcare by the time They rolled out COVID by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:13 EST)
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From Dylan Harnett:

By coincidence, I just found this information on Blackstone the other day.

New York Times global economics correspondent Peter Goodman was on The Hill's Rising to talk about the pandemic and promote his new book, Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World. 

1:05, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5brrojwyWM:

Peter Goodman: We've got a global economy that's been engineered to send more wealth to a handful of people who have the power.

... Just take Steve Schwarzman, who is the CEO of Blackstone, the world's largest private equity company, who in the run-up to the pandemic was sinking billions of dollars into the American health-care system as part of a wave of the investor class, turning healthcare into a part of our life that is functioning like most other businesses.

Y'know, they reduce capacity in order to jack up the prices; The same way your airline wants all the seats to be full, hospital rooms are supposed to be full.

That's how we went into a pandemic, the worst pandemic in a hundred years, having lost roughly a third of all the hospital rooms in the United States over the last two decades.

(Peter Goodman also spoke to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now.)

There are a couple articles about Blackstone and covid-corruption. TeamHealth is owned by Blackstone.

... In 2017, TeamHealth, the nation’s largest staffing firm for ER doctors, sued a small insurance company in Texas over a few million dollars of disputed bills.

Over 2 1/2 years of litigation, the case has provided a rare look inside TeamHealth’s own operations at a time when the company, owned by private-equity giant Blackstone, is under scrutiny for soaking patients with surprise medical bills and cutting doctors’ pay amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds of pages of tax returns, depositions and other filings in state court in Houston show how TeamHealth marks up medical bills in order to boost profits for investors.

[...]  In a statement for this story, the company says it’s fighting for doctors against insurance companies that are trying to underpay [...] 

But the Texas court records contradict TeamHealth’s claims that the point of its aggressive pricing is to protect doctors’ pay. In fact, none of the additional money that TeamHealth wrings out of a bill goes back to the doctor who treated the patient. Instead, the court records show, all the profit goes to TeamHealth.


"The pandemic put life sciences in the headlines, but Blackstone Group had been quietly building a multibillion-dollar stake in the business for the better part of a decade."


You might have already seen this:

According to one of Thomas Renz's whistle-blowers, hospitals make an estimated $100,000 extra at minimum per "Covid" patient. See 12:50 mark at this video: https://www.brighteon.com/3f64ee04-b547-4ecc-89e2-bfd91881cc9c. I got the video from the article "Hospital Death Camps Exposed" by Justus R. Hope MD (a pseudonym, I think) for the Desert Review.

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On Jan 29, 2022, 6:15 PM, Mark Crispin Miller < markcrispinmiller@pm.me> wrote:

JAN 28, 2022 AT 2:44 PM

Blackstone, Spotify, Neil Young & Pfizer


Artists don’t like censorship. It goes against everything they stand for. Does no one think a musician calling for cancel culture is beyond strange? It seems most would rather bicker back and forth about Neil Young vs Joe Rogan than stand back than see the bigger picture that’s staring us right in the face.

Fun fact: Blackstone owns a large percentage of recording artists’ music, including Neil Young’s.

Also: In 2012, Blackstone entered into a partnership with Pfizer and SFJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Know the name Blackstone? You should. In addition to what I just mentioned, they’ve been buying a whole lot of real estate, which has been driving up housing & rental costs. They’re also responsible for much deforestation of the Amazon. And, they’re in bed with our governments.

Do you know who backs them? Hillary Clinton. The Blackstone Group has also hosted private fundraisers for Nancy Pelosi and is a tight ally.

Remember those missing Clinton emails? They were to the new head of Blackstone. A few were retrieved. https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3313

The #Spotify music pull is a ploy to silence...once again.

Do you know why cigarettes couldn't be pulled from grocery stores? Because Phillip Morris owns Kraft and that would have pulled all the Kraft foods, too.

Phillip Morris/Altria Group Incorporated (MO) also owns marijuana, e-cigarettes, cigars/pipes, and tobacco pouches.

I ask you this: Why are those speaking out such a threat that they need to be ridiculed, bullied, silenced, and de-platformed by huge corporations? If everything is on the up-and-up, then why such an effort to destroy voices that question what's going on? Why are we not allowed to have conversations?

Is Joe Rogan always correct? No, his is not. But he clearly hits the mark more often than not if the effort to silence him (and hide it) is happening.

Rogan is having the conversations. He's getting higher ratings than CNN, so people must want to hear these talks. 

Has anyone on a meaningful national platform been more tragically wrong than mainstream media or the CDC? I don’t believe so. A lot of people have died due to their mistakes. Ventilating incorrectly. Denying other medical options to save lives. Remdesivir. Not explaining that admitted WITH covid isn’t the same as being admitted BECAUSE of covid. Changing definitions of “unvaccinated” to suit them thus increasing numbers and fear. Being sued by other countries (WHO) for “reckless endangerment to humanity” and “misinformation”. Claiming legitimate fact-checkering, then admitting in court that those are just opinions? The News Media Alliance is owned by just 6 corporations that are also partnered with pharma, food, tech, and more. Discrediting natural immunity. Lying about the Wuhan origin. Telling us covid-19 wasn’t airborne. Promising the vaccines were absolutely “safe and effective” but not mentioning a single drug side effect…something that is listed with every other drug advertised. Conditioning us by using the words like “rare” in front of things that have turned out to not be so rare. Punishing and banning people who have posted information ahead of the game which later turned out to be true, but doing nothing to make it right. Misrepresenting the PCR tests and having them pick up both covid and flu “to save time.” Limited covid tests and long waits when everyone knows early treatment is essential to get through it with few to no effects. Covid is a two-part infection…in the first days, it’s a virus. Then a week later, it hits your lungs as a respiratory disease. Unscientific hysteria about the unvaccinated. This is just a small sampling of the misinformation we’ve endured.

Those who have hurt others and covered it up throughout history have been called “conspirators.” Not the ones who were doing something to prevent/stop it.

When did it become so evil to have conversations? In a nation where free speech is built into our constitution, corporations seem to have no issues shitting all over it. 

Artists have always deplored censorship. It goes against every fiber of their being. The very fact that Neil Young pulled some cancel culture crap should have raised bright red flags for everyone. Yet, few are looking deeper. 

Now, we can see where it stems from.

Learn your history, bros. Or be manipulated as fuck.



Thank you for reading. Take your vitamin D, Zinc, colloidal silver, glutathione...get sleep, manage stress, get your rear moving each day. Get your immune system in top shape.

To those who are standing up, you have my utmost respect. It's not easy to speak out.

As always, I maintain that I could be wrong. Time will tell.



4.(Sudden) Death now stalking soccer, even in the stands by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:14 EST)
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An increasing amount of people collapsing and dying whilst playing or watching football ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

What is going on with the Beautiful Game?
An increasing amount of people collapsing and dying whilst playing or watching football

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Jan 29


photo - the guardian

Another four football (soccer to my American friends) matches were halted today due to medical emergencies in the stands.

What is going on with the the beautiful game? These emergencies seem to be happening more and more recently, both with players and spectators. Football is an intense game to play and, with the intense passion football fans have for the game, to watch too.

However, there does not seem to have been this many medical emergencies in previous years. Is it being reported more or are there new procedures to stop games immediately? Maybe but it is becoming noticeably obvious with more and more people questioning what is happening.

They are becoming so common, the same doctor has saved two people within the space of months.

According to this Twitter thread (which I know can’t be used as evidence but is interesting anecdotally all the same) there has been a 500% increase in deaths of FIFA players in 2021. 183 professional athletes and coaches have suddenly collapsed, 108 of them died.


If Covid was the reason you would have expected a rise in 2020, however the rates were pretty low. Vaccines are the obvious go-to answer but some players deny being vaccinated. Perhaps the 2021 variants have affected the heart more, perhaps its the vaccines or perhaps its the spike protein whichever way it gets into your body (wild lab created virus or lab created vaccine).

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Is this happening at such a high frequency in other sports?

A quick look through the news gives an array of similar stories for football matches over the past few months:

26 January 2022 - LEISURE centre staff who administered emergency first-aid on a teenage boy who collapsed on a football pitch have been praised for their actions

24 January 2022 - Doctor helps save collapsed Blackburn Rovers fan at Middlesbrough match

22 January 2022 - Sadness as fan who collapsed during Bacup Borough FC match dies

9 January 2022 - Mali star Ousmane Coulibaly suffers heart attack during game and needs emergency treatment

3 January 2022 - Marcos Menaldo dead: Deportivo Marquense star, 25, dies after cardiac arrest in training

3 January 2022 - Cambridge United fan 'doing well' after collapse at match

2 January 2022 - Gateshead football fan discharged from hospital after collapsing at Blyth Spartans game

1 January 2022 - FAN COLLAPSE Watford vs Tottenham STOPPED due to ‘medical emergency in stands’ as physios from both clubs rush into crowd to help

December 2021 - Four footballers and one coach died as a result of cardiac issues or football-related injuries.

25 December 2021 - Sofiane Lokar dead: Footballer, 30, collapses and dies during game on Christmas Day

23 December 2021 - Oman international Mukhaled Al-Raqadi dies aged 29 after collapsing in warm-up before Muscat FC match

21 December 2021 - Man collapses at Kettering U10's football match as spectators give CPR

20 December 2021 - Croatian footballer Marin Cacic tragically dies aged 23 following collapse in training

6 December 2021 - Devastated partner of ex-footballer Marvin Morgan - who became fashion designer to the stars after health fears forced him to quit playing - reveals he collapsed and died on work trip abroad

5 December 2021 - Carlisle City FC release update on young player who collapsed during game

1 December 2021 - Fan collapses at Southampton moments after supporter has cardiac arrest at Watford

30 November 2021 - St Ives Football Club help collapsed Bromsgrove fan at match

26 November 2021 - Three players collapsed this week, while Sergio Aguero suffered a cardiac arrhythmia in a match last month and an Icelandic player had to be resuscitated

25 November 2021 - Charlie Wyke: Wigan striker stable in hospital after collapsing during training

24 November 2021 - John Fleck rushed to hospital after Sheffield United star collapses in worrying scenes

24 November 2021 - Sheriff Tiraspol's Adama Traore goes down clutching chest sparking concern vs Real Madrid

2 November 2021 - Emil Palsson: Footballer collapses from cardiac arrest during game in Norway

October 2021 - Dr Tom Prichard was a fan at a Newcastle game when he ended up performing CPR on a collapsed member of the crowd

28 October 2021 - Ghana's Raphael Dwamena in stable condition after collapsing during match

18 October 2021 - Man's life saved by friends after he collapses on Keighley football pitch

5 September 2021 - Young footballer dies after West Bridgford match collapse

16 August 2021 - Samuel Kalu: Bordeaux striker collapses during Ligue 1 match against Marseille before briefly returning to the pitch

19 July 2021 - Man 'collapses' and dies after suffering 'heat stroke' while 'playing football' on the hottest day of the year

2 July 2021 - Football fan collapses and dies in front of family in pub while celebrating Harry Kane's goal

12 Jun 2021 - Danish international Christian Eriksen collapsed in match between Denmark and Finland

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5.Justin Trudeau's greatest hit by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:18 EST)
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6.A great t-shirt to wear to Fauci's trial by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:27 EST)
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7.Who's running BLM? And where's that $60+ million? by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 21:37 EST)
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BLM's millions unaccounted for after leaders quietly jumped ship

by Andrew Kerr, Investigative Reporter | 


 | January 27, 2022 03:56 PM


No one appears to have been in charge at Black Lives Matter for months. The address it lists on tax forms is wrong, and the charity's two board members won't say who controls its $60 million bankroll, a Washington Examiner investigation has found.

BLM's shocking lack of transparency surrounding its finances and operations raises major legal and ethical red flags, multiple charity experts told the Washington Examiner.

Click on the link for the rest.


8.Safe breathing! by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 23:04 EST)
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9.Keep on truckin' ALL AROUND THE WORLD! by Mark Crispin Miller (29 Jan 2022 23:21 EST)
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Netherlands Convoy 🇳🇱


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10.What makes Omicron so dangerous is what They're doing to "protect" us from it, because it's nothing but a cold (MUST-SEE/SHARE) by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 12:45 EST)
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11.BEAUTIFUL video of the freedom rally on Jan. 23 by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 12:53 EST)
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12.Justin Trudeau's been spotted by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 14:43 EST)
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Now he knows what it feels like to be under siege, as we all are in this high-tech panopticon.


13.Ontario police estimate 100,000 trucks, 2.3 million on foot by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 14:47 EST)
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The RCMP says over 130,000 trucks.


(If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.)


14.US truckers forming convoy from California to D.C. by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 15:12 EST)
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Convoy to DC 2022: American Truckers to Form Convoy Protest From California to DC (VIDEO)

By Cassandra Fairbanks

Published January 30, 2022 at 9:30am

American truckers are preparing to follow the lead of their Canadian counterparts and convoy protest from California to DC.

Facebook group

 for the anti-vaccine mandate protest has already amassed over 50,000 people.

Many American truckers joined in solidarity with the Canadians, who have formed a 45-mile-long convoy of up to 50,000 truckers heading to Ottawa to protest the government’s covid vaccine mandate for drivers who cross the US-Canada border.

“We are part of many large groups who believe in our founding fathers. We believe everyone has a voice. We support our freedom. Help us spread the word about this group and together we all can make it a better place.. God Bless America,” the group’s description reads.



15.Say NO to fear; and cheer the liberation that's begun in Ottawa by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 15:19 EST)
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"We lean toward freedom. So say the white sails."

Live Feeds From Ottawa: Is Canada RIGHT NOW in Active Peaceful Revolution Against Trudeau/NWO/Covid Tyranny?
Some Insist It's "Hopium," Some Even Say Planned by Elon Musk To Launch Driverless Trucks. Remember When We Didn't All Have So Many Theories?


Celia Farber

58 min ago



All I know is, this is happening, and it’s a very big story. I believe it is real, organic, and very significant. I am worried—yes. I am hopeful—yes. Above all, I’m keeping close watch on it.

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16.Nice try: Masked "trucker" brings Confederate flag to Ottawa, gets called out, slinks away by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 16:19 EST)
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They have to do better than that (and they may try).



17.WHO director (and war criminal) "Dr." Tedros praises Neil Young's Spotify censorship demands by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 16:24 EST)
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Way to go, Neil.

Issue: January 29, 2022

WHO director praises Neil Young Spotify censorship demands

Backed by the WHO.

By Christine Maas


Earlier this week, singer-songwriter Neil Young told Spotify to either remove his music from the platform or ban Joe Rogan. The World Health Organization chief has now applauded Young for his censorship attempt.

Young feels Joe Rogan spreads misinformation by hosting guests who oppose the public health bodies’ narratives on Covid and its vaccines.

Unsurprisingly, Spotify chose to remove his music and continue hosting Rogan’s podcast, which is the most popular in the world.

On Thursday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus applauded the rock artist for “standing up against misinformation.”

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18.Is purification of a virus necessary? Well, yes. by Mark Crispin Miller (30 Jan 2022 16:36 EST)
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Although I don't believe the question as to whether there's a virus should be posed divisively, as it so often is, I certainly believe it should be posed, and duly answered. This lucid piece is well worth reading.


Is Purification of a “Virus” Necessary? Yes.

Jan. 22, 2022


Purification: the act or process of making something pure and free of any contaminating, debasing, or foreign elements


I was not planning on doing any more articles nor devoting any more of my time to Steve Kirsch after my response  to his claim that “SARS-COV-2” has been isolated. It was clear to me after reading his blog post that he did not understand what he was writing about. Even if it wasn’t clear to anyone reading, Steve took the liberty of outright admitting that he did not understand the topic as he relied on “experts” to tell him what to think and believe:

I rely on expert opinions of people who I trust for certain issues like whether or not the virus has been “isolated.” -Steve Kirsch

After the blog post came out, there were some exchanges between Steve and Christine Massey, who has done an amazing job of destroying the “virus” isolation lie with her Freedom of Information requests. She confronted Steve about his “isolation” claim and brilliantly pointed out why he was wrong. Instead of conceding that she was right and that he clearly did not understand the topic, Steve hunkered down on his ridiculous claim and pushed her for a 5 hour live debate with his “experts” in order to let the audience decide which side was right in the “SARS-COV-2” isolation argument. Disregarding the ridiculousness of the 5 hour time frame and the desire for the audience to decide a winner, Steve was attempting to sit on the sidelines and play matchmaker by pitting his “experts” against Christine. Once she enlisted the help of a team of her own experts, Steve seemingly panicked and decided to exit stage left.

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“‘America Is Next’: US Truckers Mobilizing Convoy to Washington DC, White House ‘In Full Panic’”


by Jamie White


Mainstream Media Melts Down as ‘Defeat the Mandates DC’ Rally Overcomes Political Divides


by Dan Cohen


Several thousand marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to protest vaccine mandates being implemented across the US. Branded “extremists” by corporate media, rally goers of all political stripes listened to more than 30 speakers. Behind the Headlines’ Dan Cohen reports from the protest.


“‘Freedom Convoy’ Vows to Stay in Ottawa Until COVID Vaccine Mandates Lifted”


by Megan Redshaw


Hundreds of truckers and thousands of citizens protesting Canada’s vaccine mandates for truckers remain in Ottawa, vowing to stay until the mandates are lifted.


“ALL of Canada Has Joined The Convoy, Except Trudeau. Accuses Freedom Convoy 2022 of Propagating Hatred, Racism and Violence”


by Prof Michel Chossudovsky


“Has Justin Trudeau Been Duly Vaccinated? Registered Nurse Expresses Doubt on Authenticity of Trudeau’s Vaccine Jab”


by Prof Michel Chossudovsky


“COVID Vaccines Cause ‘Irreparable’ Damage to Kids’ Brains, Heart, Other Organs”


by y Children’s Health Defense


“Medical Marvel or the Second Coming of Al Capone? Pfizer’s Sins and Crimes. ‘We have a Vaccine which is Killing People’”


by Michael Welch, Prof Michel Chossudovsky, and Johnny Vedmore






“Julian Assange Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize as Calls for His Release Grow Louder”


by Anish R. M.


The Wikileaks founder who has spent more than 1,000 days in a British prison fighting extradition to the United States, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the third time


“Lee Camp and John Pilger dive into the Assange trial, Russia and Ukraine, and the U.S. empire


with Lee Camp and John Pilger



“Iraq, or, Remembering Why they Hate Julian Assange


by Jacqueline Luqman


“Heeding James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’” 


by Chris Hedges


A century after its publication, the timeless novel warns us about the poisons of nationalism and idolatry and the commonality of our sojourns between birth and death.





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1.Pfizer—and the FDA!—ask court for a FURTHER delay in the release of "vaccine" safety data - Mark Crispin Miller (31 Jan 2022 19:12 EST)

2.Hershey fires "unvaccinated" workers - Mark Crispin Miller (31 Jan 2022 19:14 EST)

3.Illinoisians, help STOP this bio-fascist bill! - Mark Crispin Miller (31 Jan 2022 19:17 EST)

4.This righteous doctor's office was ransacked, his computer wrecked, in yet another sign that Trudeau's Canada is NOT AT ALL like Nazi Germany - Mark Crispin Miller (31 Jan 2022 19:50 EST)

5.Freedom Convoy begins arriving in Canberra! - Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 13:13 EST)

Some uncomfortable facts about Dr. Malone - Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 13:15 EST)

6."The Treason of the Healers" (MUST-READ/SHARE) - Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 13:40 EST)

7.Justin Trudeau might be insane - Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 16:27 EST)

8.Illinois bill HR4640 would mean "quarantine" for those refusing "vaccination" - Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 17:17 EST)

9.New Yorkers who refuse injection will be "quarantined," if we don't raise a stink about this REGULATION (NOT a bill) - Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 18:01 EST)

10.CORRECTION: There are TWO Hochul regulations to protest (and I confused them) - Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 19:04 EST)



1.Pfizer—and the FDA!—ask court for a FURTHER delay in the release of "vaccine" safety data by Mark Crispin Miller (31 Jan 2022 19:12 EST)
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The corruption in "our" government is off the charts.
(What's in those documents must be explosive stuff.)
Pfizer, FDA Ask Court to Further Delay Release of COVID Vaccine Safety Data
Days prior to today’s scheduled release of documents related to the Pfizer COVID vaccine, the pharmaceutical company asked a federal court to let it intervene before any information is released. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it agreed with the drugmaker’s request.
By  Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D.
 Days prior to today’s scheduled release of a tranche of documents related to the Pfizer COVID vaccine, the pharmaceutical company asked a federal court to let it intervene before any information is released.
It’s the latest development in an ongoing court case that began with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed in August 2021 by Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency (PHMPT).
PHMPT asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release all documents related to its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine and full approval of the Pfizer-Comirnaty COVID vaccine.
Click on the link for the rest.


2.Hershey fires "unvaccinated" workers by Mark Crispin Miller (31 Jan 2022 19:14 EST)
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We need a master list of boycott targets.
EXCLUSIVE: Hershey Fires Unvaccinated Employees
Offers payment to sign exiting agreement
By Beth Brelje

January 31, 2022 Updated: January 31, 2022
The Hershey Company has begun firing office workers who did not get vaccinated against COVID-19. On the way out the door, Hershey is asking employees to sign a nine-page confidentiality and release agreement that would remove their rights to sue the company or talk about their experience.
Although their signature comes with a “special separation payment,” many have not signed the agreement and won’t get the money. Employees say the payment was determined by an algorithm and for some, amounted to just over two months’ pay.
Click on the link for the rest.


3.Illinoisians, help STOP this bio-fascist bill! by Mark Crispin Miller (31 Jan 2022 19:17 EST)
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I happen to be from Illinois (though I would promote this cause in any case). 
From R.S.
So it looks like they replaced HB4244 with HB4644. HB4644 is the one I sent earlier today. If you have already acted, thank you. If not here’s a reminder.
From: HFFH-IL <healthfreedomforhumanityil@protonmail.com>
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2022 4:02 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
There are two parts to this email. Part 2 is especially important as a new bill has been introduced to replace HB4244...HB4640. This bill will allow the health departments to access our private electronic health records. The hearing for HB4640 is on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 9:00 am.
Please fill out the witness slips again for every member of your household age 12 and older. Please email/call every member of the Human Services Committee and let them know that you oppose this bill. Please share this email far and wide!!!

Part 1
Thank you to all the Illinois Advocates who took swift and immediate action to OPPOSE HB4244 (for a third time), an Immunizations Data Registry bill. By 9:00 am on January 28, 2022, within 12 hours of posting the Call to Action for the February 2, 2022, Human Services Committee meeting, there were over 3,000 Witness Slips completed and hundreds of emails sent to the Committee Members in OPPOSITION to HB4244. Around 10:00 am on January 28, 2022, Rep. Bob Morgan moved HB4244 to the Special Issues (HS) Subcommittee.
However, and of very important note here is that HB4244 is still on the Human Services Committee hearing schedule for February 2, 2022. At any moment, HB4244 could be moved or voted out of the Special Issues (HS) Subcommittee and will land back with the Human Services Committee hearing on February 2, 2022. We are keeping a close eye on this and recommend that our advocates continue to take action with Witness Slips, emails, and phone calls.
Also, please be advised that Stand for Health Freedom is aware of and tracking five IMMUNIZATIONS DATA REGISTRY bills that have been filed and are active in Illinois and any of these bills could move at any time:
HB0347 – Filed 1/27/21 – Passed House and Crossed Over to Senate
SB0256 – Filed 2/17/21 – In Committee
SB0582 – Filed 2/24/21 – In Committee
HB4244 – Filed 12/2/21 – In Committee
SB3068 – Filed 1/11/22 -- Introduced
Illinois Stand for Health Freedom has access to an outstanding tool, Bill Track 50, that will notify our leaders when there is movement on any of the above bills.
Hopefully, Illinois legislators are receiving a CLEAR MESSAGE from their constituents – that we will not STAND FOR anything less than MEDICAL CHOICE, FREEDOM, and PRIVACY.
In solidarity,
Stand for Health Freedom
Part 2
Link to witness slip
We recognize that our advocates may be feeling overwhelmed, however, there is additional legislation that is very concerning, namely HB4640, the ACCESS TO PUBLIC HEALTH DATA bill which will amend the Department of Public Health Act and, among other things, seeks to allow health departments to access your private electronic health records.
Link to Witness Slip here
How to complete Witness Slips:
SECTION I. Enter your name, address, city, and zip code. You can leave Firm/Business and Title blank. If it won’t allow you to leave them blank, enter SELF.
SECTION III. Check that you are an OPPONENT
SECTION IV. Unless you are filing a written statement, select RECORD OF APPEARANCE ONLY.
Check that you agree to the “Terms of Agreement”.
Click “Create (Slip)”.
IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING THE WITNESS SLIPS, please reach out and email the Illinois legislators on the Human Services Committee telling them that HB4640 is a violation of the U.S. Constitution and a HUGE OVERSTEP by government which will destroy any remaining public trust in Illinois state leadership.
Lastly, we ask that you call (numbers listed below) the Human Services Committee telling them to oppose HB4640.
Anna Moeller (D):
Lindsey LaPointe (D):
Norine K. Hammond (R):
Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D):
Kelly Cassidy (D):
Lakesia Collins (D):
Tom Demmer (R):
Mary E. Flowers (D):
Robyn Gabel (D):
Amy Grant (R):
Jackie Haas (R):
Charles Meier (R):
Bob Morgan (D):
Suzanne Ness (D):
Tom Weber (R):
In Solidarity,
Stand for Health Freedom
Synopsis of HB4640 and link to entire bill
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 1/21/2022, by Rep. Deb Conroy

New Act

20 ILCS 2305/2
from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22
410 ILCS 535/24
from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-24
720 ILCS 570/318

Creates the Access to Public Health Data Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Children and Family Services shall, at the request of a local health department in Illinois, make any and all public health data related to residents of that local health department's jurisdiction available to that local health department for the purposes of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability. Provides that the Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Children and Family Services may adopt any rules necessary to implement the Act. Contains other provisions. Amends the Department of Public Health Act. Provides that emergency access to medical or health information, records, or data shall include access to electronic health records, provided that the local health authority shall be unable to alter the electronic health records. Provides that a person, facility, institution, or agency providing information under the provisions may withhold a patient's mental or behavioral health history. Amends the Vital Records Act. Provides that no rule adopted by the Department of Public Health shall be construed as restricting access to vital records by any municipality, county, multicounty, public health district, or regional health officer recognized by the Department for the purposes described in specified provisions. Amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health may release specified confidential information to a certified local health department engaged in the performance of epidemiological studies, the application of data science methods, or other analytic models that protect and promote public health. Makes other changes.
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On Friday, January 28th, 2022 at 12:16 PM, HFFH-IL <healthfreedomforhumanityil@protonmail.com> wrote:
Not surprising that State Rep Bob Morgan moved the hearing once again! It is now Wed, February 2, at 9:00 am.
There were over 13,500 witness slips the first time. Then we had over 27,000 witness slips the second time. Let's continue to make our voices heard!!!
Below is an email I copied from Stand for Health Freedom. Please fill out the witness slips for every member of your household age 12 and up prior to the hearing date. Email/call every member of the Human Services Committee and let them know you oppose this bill.
Please share this email far and wide!!!
Link to Witness Slip
On Thursday evening, January 27, 2022, Rep. Bob Morgan stealthily moved HB4244 back onto the Human Services Committee Hearing schedule for February 2, 2022, at 9 am.
Because Rep. Bob Morgan failed to respond to emails and phone calls from his constituents asking for confirmation in writing that he was, as rumored, pulling/tabling the bill, and additionally, ilga.gov had not been updated to indicate any change as of this writing, Stand for Health Freedom and our Illinois partner, Protect Parents’ Rights in Illinois were unwilling to publicly assert that HB4244 was dead - based solely on rumors.
Witness Slip can be found here
How to complete Witness Slips:
SECTION I. Enter your name, address, city, and zip code. You can leave Firm/Business and Title blank. If it won’t allow you to leave them blank, enter SELF.
SECTION III. Check that you are an OPPONENT
SECTION IV. Unless you are filing a written statement, select RECORD OF APPEARANCE ONLY.
Check that you agree to the “Terms of Agreement”.
Click “Create (Slip)”.
HB4244 will amend the language in the Immunization Data Registry Act to make it so that health care providers, physician's designees, or pharmacist's designees MUST provide immunization data to be entered into the immunization data registry.
IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING THE WITNESS SLIPS, you and your family must GET ACTIVE NOW click to email your legislators here and then call (numbers listed below) the Human Services Committee and tell them an INVOLUNTARY "Immunization Data Registry" is a violation of the US Constitution and a HUGE OVERSTEP by government which will destroy any remaining public trust in Illinois state leadership.
Anna Moeller (D):
Lindsey LaPointe (D):
Norine K. Hammond (R):
Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D):
Kelly Cassidy (D):
Lakesia Collins (D):
Tom Demmer (R):
Mary E. Flowers (D):
Robyn Gabel (D):
Amy Grant (R):
Jackie Haas (R):
Charles Meier (R):
Bob Morgan (D):
Suzanne Ness (D):
Tom Weber (R):
Please share this email with 10 of your friends as we need to stand strong and stay persistent Illinois!
In Solidarity,
Stand for Health Freedom
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On Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 5:16 PM, HFFH-IL <healthfreedomforhumanityil@protonmail.com> wrote:
The hearing for HB4244 has been pushed to Wed, January 26 at 9:00 am. There were over 13,500 witness slips submitted for when the hearing was this week on January 19.
Let's rally again and fill out those witness slips!!! Please share far and wide!
Below is a link to the witness slip with a screen shot on how to fill it out. I apologize for the blurriness of the screen shot.
Also, if you have the time and are willing, please email each member of the committee sharing your opposition to this bill.
Link to witness slip
Link to Email Committee Members - When you click on the link, just search for the State Rep, click on their picture, then you can send them a message.
Thank you
Serin Keller
847-915-2489 cell
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On Friday, January 14th, 2022 at 4:04 PM, HFFH-IL <healthfreedomforhumanityil@protonmail.com> wrote:
Hello Fellow Freedom Loving Illinoisans!!!
The legislators are at it again. They are trying to amend the language in the Immunization Data Registry Act to make it so that health care providers, physician's designees, or pharmacist's designees MUST provide immunization data to be entered into the immunization data registry. Below is a link to the text of HB4244.
There is going to be a hearing on Wed, January 19th, 2022 at 9:00 am. We need to submit a witness slip opposing this bill before that hearing ends. This is the first hearing. Let's show up like we did for SB1169 with over 50,000 witness slips! Link provided below.
Also, if you have the time and are willing, please email every member of the committee sharing how you feel about this bill. There are 15 committee members: 9 Democrats and 6 Republicans. Link provided below.
Let's make our voices heard and continue to fight against the tyranny!
Link to HB4244
Link to Witness Slip
Link to Email Committee Members - When you click on the link, just search for the State Rep, click on their picture, then you can send them a message.
Thank you.
Serin Keller
847-915-2489 cell

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4.This righteous doctor's office was ransacked, his computer wrecked, in yet another sign that Trudeau's Canada is NOT AT ALL like Nazi Germany by Mark Crispin Miller (31 Jan 2022 19:50 EST)
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Dr. Ira Bernstein in being attacked. Like, attacked. Physically. In Canada. For being a doctor.
Please ask your friends following the narrative what would justify violence against a medical doctor?
Jessica Rose
Jan 31
Dr. Ira Bernstein has been practicing medicine for 30 years. He treated his first patient with COVID-19 in November 2020 with Ivermectin. Successfully. He is also the co-founder of the Canadian COVID Care Alliance: a group of independent Canadian doctors, scientists, and health care practitioners committed to providing top-quality and balanced evidence-based information about Covid-19 to the public. He is a humble and dear man, with a family, who is far more concerned with treating his patients and helping his fellow humans using his skills as a physician than he is with obeying dictates from unqualified selected government officials that literally fly in the face of true public health.

Ira is my friend. We are on a steering committee together. We meet every Friday at midnight (my time) and the lot of us talk Immunology, Medicine, tyranny - it is an exceptional group of people of which he is a valuable contributor.
Ira is being attacked. His office was raided the other day and his computer was destroyed. Just stop and think about that for a moment. That is his office. Where he treats his patients. Where he has been practicing medicine for decades. In Canada. CANADA. Where he keeps his PERSONAL PROPERTY. Violated. Damaged.
If you think this is a movie or a fabrication, it isn’t. This happened to my friend. A Canadian medical doctor who CARES.
No matter who you are, what you think about vaccines in general, or even whether or not you believe in dictatorships - this is majorly f-ed up. Our doctors are the most valuable members of society. They know how to put people back together. Literally. They need to be held in high esteem. Not threatened, not destroyed by having their practices burned to the ground or their medical licenses removed. Much like our elders, that we have shamefully marginalized and isolated and destroyed due to this nonsense pandemic, we need to hold these valued members of our society IN THE HIGHEST ESTEEM. I personally don’t believe a word of this COVID shit anymore. This is not, and never has been, about a frikkin’ virus or public health.
This is about control. THIS IS ABOUT CONTROL.
Dissidents are ‘in the way’ and you can bet your ass that ‘they’ will try to ‘remove’ us. But you know the remedy for that is? PUBLICIZE. PUBLICIZE. PUBLICIZE.
Use your power people. Protect those without. Stand with those who do. No matter what they believe. Be empathetic. We can all get lost. And we need to be responsible now. For ourselves. And others.
Please talk to the people in your life who are defending this narrative. It is falling apart. As it should. It is a lie. Protect those who dare to oppose the bastards trying to destroy the very concept of freedom, individuality and humanity itself.
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5.Freedom Convoy begins arriving in Canberra! by Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 13:13 EST)
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6.Some uncomfortable facts about Dr. Malone by Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 13:15 EST)
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I think he's done invaluable work these last few months, but also think we need to know his entire story, since he wields so great an influence on our side. 

7."The Treason of the Healers" (MUST-READ/SHARE) by Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 13:40 EST)
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The Treason of the Healers
In 1927, the French intellectual Julien Benda published La Trahison des Clercs which has been translated to English as The Betrayal (and sometimes the Treason) of the Intellectuals. The book is a searing indictment of the role played by intellectuals from both sides of the First World War in fanning the flames of that devastating conflict which raised the threshold of man’s capacity for murder and destruction to theretofore unimaginable levels. 
For Benda, the great and unpardonable sin of the intellectuals in both Germany and France was to abandon the imperative to generate “disinterested” knowledge, and to instead lend their talents and prestige to tasks of promoting home-borne chauvinism on one hand, and the systematic denigration of the enemy’s culture and citizens on the other. 
The rise of the figure of the intellectual, as we understand it today, is intimately linked to two interlocking historical processes from the last third of the 19th century: the rapid secularization of society and the rise of the daily newspaper. 
In effect, as citizens began to leave the church and its leaders behind, they redirected their desire for transcendence toward the daily press and its new secular “clerics.” These new spiritual leaders, in turn, had to decide, as had their predecessors in ancient Israel, Greece and Rome before them, how to exercise their newfound power. 
Was it their job to shore up the positive spirit of the collective in the age of the nation-state? Or was it to reveal to their parishioner-readers the stark truths of their time? 
Given the enormous stakes in the matter, the second option was, for Benda, the only morally acceptable one.
As the twentieth century advanced, the turn-of-the-century writer was gradually supplanted at the apex of the new social communion by the man of science, and especially, by the figure of the physician. Given the exigencies of the scientific method, an adherence to a disinterested search for knowledge should have, if anything, become even more important for such people than it had been for the “lettered” objects of Benda’s ire. 
However, it did not take long to discover that the newly ascendant men of science were just as prone as Benda’s treasonous writers to abuse the institutional powers conferred on them by society and the state in order to pursue narrowly subscribed, and often deeply inhumane, campaigns of bullying and/or human experimentation. 
There was, of course the long campaign of intellectual terror waged by Lysenko and his acolytes in the Soviet Union and the large-scale buy-in—much bigger than is still generally acknowledged or admitted—by German physicians of the genocidal program of “Nazi medicine” during the 30s and 40s. And here at home, we have more than enough disgusting cases of medical abuse (forced lobotomies, the Tuskegee Study, MK Ultra, Oxycontin to name just a few) to keep a forensic journalist or historian of medical crime busy for a lifetime.
But when it comes to acknowledging this, things are much the way they are when it comes to acknowledging the serial crimes of the US empire. It is—as Harold Pinter said in addressing this last matter in his Nobel speech—as if, “It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest.” 
Click on the link for the rest.

8.Justin Trudeau might be insane by Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 16:27 EST)
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Justin Trudeau Might Be Insane
These Tweets Demonstrate Total Loss Of Contact With Reality
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9.Illinois bill HR4640 would mean "quarantine" for those refusing "vaccination" by Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 17:17 EST)
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From R.S.:
Attention Illinois people.
Here’s the top item from tomorrow’s newsletter coming early so you have time to fill out a witness slip in OPPOSITION to this horrific piece of legislation. Please make sure everyone in your household does it too. Then share with everyone you know. And let’s get rid of this so called representative listed below.
Thank you!
Link to witness slip
This why we have to oppose HR4640 so strongly. Hello prison, I mean concentration, I mean quarantine camps.
VILLA PARK - Villa Park State Rep. Deb Conroy (Democrat) wants to "isolate or quarantine persons who are unable or unwilling to receive vaccines, medications, or other treatments."
HB 4640 is scheduled to be heard in the Illinois House Human Services Committee February 2 at 9:00 AM.
If HB 4640 were to become law, persons exposed to an infectious disease could be placed under Public Health Department observation, only possible in a contained atmosphere with Department watch guards, some suggest such as a concentration camp.
The bill says:
To prevent the spread of a dangerously contagious or infectious disease, the [Public Health] Department may, pursuant to the provisions of subsection (c) of this Section, isolate or quarantine persons whose refusal to undergo observation and monitoring results in uncertainty regarding whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a dangerously contagious or infectious disease or otherwise poses a danger to the public's health.
HB 4640 would also set up a state network data collection system for persons that have received mandated vaccines, medications, or otherwise.
Conroy's measure is to be heard this week.
Over 3000 witness slips opposing the bill have been filed as of Monday afternoon.
Share, Share, Share!!

10.New Yorkers who refuse injection will be "quarantined," if we don't raise a stink about this REGULATION (NOT a bill) by Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 18:01 EST)
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The wording of that regulation has been changed, with no fanfare, to make that possible:
Hochul should be impeached for this.

CORRECTION: There are TWO Hochul regulations to protest (and I confused them) by Mark Crispin Miller (01 Feb 2022 19:04 EST)
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What I sent out is Hochul's regulation mandating masks for all. 
This is the other one, whereby those refusing "vaccination" may be "quarantined" to keep the "vaccinated" "safe":


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