The ‘Great Breaking’ Bet

 

The globalists with their Great Reset strategies are making a bet: That the global powers can re-order things without revolution. And so they are using a variety of tools — economic, social, legal — to contain the outrage that the pain will bring. (I use the term “legal” not to suggest “just” or “correct”, only to refer to the system that has been used to control disorder.) And pain it will be.

Authoritarians rely on two human characteristics: (1) when you have nothing more to lose, you follow the orders of anyone that will make things better for you, and (2) when you have a lot to lose, you curry favor with whomever can take it away from you. The problem facing the Great Resetters was that notwithstanding the great wealth gaps, the number of people in the middle — the ones who benefitted the most from a fair and free market — had grown too big, too independent for authoritarian control. The middle obtained the least benefit from authoritarian control, thus tended to resist it. And so it was that the middle needed to be tamed and brought to heel. This could be accomplished in one of two ways consistent with the two human characteristics listed above: (1) impoverish the comfortable, and (2) reward the compliant. Like George Orwell’s 1984, the end state was to be in one of two camps: the Party or the proles. Everyone in the Party would do anything to avoid being consigned to a being a prole; the proles lived in relative freedom in their subordinated state so long as they did nothing to come to the notice of the Party.

The Great Resetters are using “breaking” to get what they want. Everything is under stress. No stable system is to be left untouched if it is not already under authoritarian control. That is the strategy, the only question is how to control the outcome. (It is inherent in an authoritarian mindset to accept as an article of faith that the outcome can be controlled.) And although that faith is not justified, it does not mean that the authoritarians will not succeed.

Caitlin Johnstone, in her online post, Imperial Narrative Control Has Five Distinct Elementslays out the plan to control the potential for blowback against the Great Resetters:

All of our world’s worst problems are created by the powerful. The powerful will keep creating those problems until ordinary people use their superior numbers to make them stop. Ordinary people don’t use their superior numbers to stop the powerful because the powerful are continuously manipulating people’s understanding of what’s going on.

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The powerful manipulate the dominant narratives of our society in approximately five major ways: propaganda, censorship, Silicon Valley algorithm manipulation, government secrecy, and the war on journalism. Like the fingers on a hand they are distinct from each other and each play their own role, but they’re all part of the same thing and work together toward the same goal. They’re all just different aspects of the US-centralized empire’s narrative control system.

More specifically —

Propaganda is the empire’s narrative creation system. While the other four elements of imperial narrative control are geared mostly toward preventing inconvenient narratives from circulating, propaganda is the means by which the empire generates narratives which benefit it.

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Propaganda is geared toward putting narratives favorable to the oligarchic empire in front of people, while censorship is all about keeping unfavorable narratives away from public vision. We’ve long seen this expressed in the way the mass media simply refuse to give any platform or voice to critics of capitalism and imperialism, but imperial narrative management has required a whole new order of censorship since internet access became widely available.

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Silicon Valley algorithm manipulation does more damage than overt forms of online censorship, because its consequences are much more far-reaching and because people don’t even know it’s happening. When Google changed its algorithms to ensure that leftist and antiwar media outlets ranked much lower in search results than they used to, it influenced the way millions of people gather information about the most important issues in the world. And hardly anyone ever knew it happened.

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Like censorship, government secrecy is another way the empire prevents inconvenient narratives from entering public awareness. By classifying information on the basis of “national security”, the empire prevents unauthorized narratives before they even get off the ground. As Julian Assange once said, “The overwhelming majority of information is classified to protect political security, not national security.”

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Lastly, in order to effectively control the dominant narratives about the world, the empire needs to wage a war on disobedient journalism. We’ve seen this unfold in various ways over the years, but right now none are so clear as the US empire’s persecution of Julian Assange.

The goal of the Assange case is to establish a legal precedent for extraditing any journalist or publisher anywhere in the world who tries to get around US government secrecy. Once a precedent has been set and consent has been manufactured, the war on journalism can really get going.

All of these five points are used to control the way people see, think about, and talk about their world, thereby controlling how they act and how they vote at mass scale. This enables the powerful to maintain an entirely enslaved populace which never tries to escape its enslavement, because it thinks it is already free.

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There is actually a sixth point that is an overlay to the five-point strategy: altering the meaning of words themselves to control thought. George Orwell highlighted this phenomenon…

‘Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.

Without thoughtcrime, there can be no resistance.

The Great Resetters are making a big bet. Possibly the biggest of all. That they can order things to their liking before the masses revolt. If they lose their bet (and it is the only way they lose their bet), the results will be a cataclysm beyond anything the world has seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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  1. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    Well said.

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  2. philo Member
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    Rodin: Silicon Valley algorithm manipulation does more damage than overt forms of online censorship…

    I came across this just yesterday. I went looking for straight talk on “the Biden Rule” that I remember reading back in 2016 and the search only gave me the main stream spin and the even more ridiculous fact-checking from the time. They control the knowable and searchable history. That is why they are persistent with things like “Putin’s Price Hike” and don’t care that they look like complete idiots in the face of actual facts…they know that their version will be official history in two years.

    P.S.  This is why I tend to keep a lot of hard copies of important things.

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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    So those of us who are waking up to these distortions must keep banging the drums of truth, often and loudly. Until they come for us, of course. . . 

    Excellent post.

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  4. philo Member
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    Rodin: The Great Resetters are using “breaking” to get what they want. …

    As always, their familiarity with the strategy will then be projected back onto us:

    In other words, we never did trust the engineers—and from the very first years of the Revolution we saw to it that those lackeys and servants of former capitalist bosses were kept in line by healthy suspicion and surveillance by the workers. … But the more our own economic leadership matured…the more the number of plans increased, and the more those plans overlapped and conflicted with one another, the clearer became the old engineers’ basic commitment to wrecking, their insincerity, slyness, venality. The Sentinel of the Revolution narrowed its eyes with even greater vigilance—and wherever it directed its narrowed gaze it immediately discovered a nest of wreckers. – Pages 43-44

    See you in the GULAG.

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  5. I Walton Member
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    Absolutely dead on and not often expressed so completely.

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  6. Rodin Member
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    “… of my free will I die; let none lay hand on me; for bravely will I yield my neck. Leave me free, I do beseech; so slay me, that death may find me free; for to be called a slave amongst the dead fills my royal heart with shame.”

    — the words of Polyxena, in Hecuba by Euripides.

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  7. Steven Galanis Coolidge
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    Rodin: The problem facing the Great Resetters was that notwithstanding the great wealth gaps, the number of people in the middle — the ones who benefitted the most from a fair and free market — had grown too big, too independent for authoritarian control. The middle obtained the least benefit from authoritarian control, thus tended to resist it. And so it was that the middle needed to be tamed and brought to heel.

    Bingo!

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  8. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    *comfy chair, nice hot cup of coffee*

    *pops over to Ricochet, reads Rodin*

    *overwhelming, palpable sense of dread ensues; Sunday morning ruined*

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  9. Bob Thompson Member
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    I was disappointed in the failures of the Trump Administration to address, from a policy standpoint, the treatment being accorded in the Julian Assange case by the DoJ in conjunction with the intelligence community agencies and the five eyes nations. It even looks like those running this corruption had something on Trump and his minions to hold them at bay, happened with General Flynn, too.

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  10. Bob Thompson Member
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    *comfy chair, nice hot cup of coffee*

    *pops over to Ricochet, reads Rodin*

    *overwhelming, palpable sense of dread ensues; Sunday morning ruined*

    Well, you brought attention to the FBI.

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  11. Cassandro Coolidge
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    It even looks like those running this corruption had something on Trump and his minions to hold them at bay, happened with General Flynn, too.

    Yes, but just because someone had something on someone else, doesn’t mean that thing is true — just that saying it would be very damaging.  And also remember that with Flynn (and also Trump — if P. Byrne is to be believed) they threatened his family.

    And notice that the Justices are having their families threatened as well.

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  12. Bob Thompson Member
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    Cassandro (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    It even looks like those running this corruption had something on Trump and his minions to hold them at bay, happened with General Flynn, too.

    Yes, but just because someone had something on someone else, doesn’t mean that thing is true — just that saying it would be very damaging. And also remember that with Flynn (and also Trump — if P. Byrne is to be believed) they threatened his family.

    And notice that the Justices are having their families threatened as well.

    So how is that to be countered?

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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    So how is that to be countered?

    If Garland followed the law, he’d have already arrested all the protestors near the Justices’ homes.

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  14. Old Bathos Moderator
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    The robber barons of an earlier era manipulated markets to crash selected targets then buy. The goal was ownership of virtually everything, to acquire the whole country at an artificially low price.

    Think how close we were to losing the country in the COVID “plannedemic”. Permanent government income (higher than prevailing wage)  to create waves of dependent voters, gutting small business (the source of most anti-statist activity) and the successful supplanting of rights-limited government with technocratic rule. Fortunately for us, the bug refused to be as lethal as feared, the damage was too obvious and the appointed technocrats so utterly incompetent people wanted normality and our country back.

    The new robber barons want to break us with fear and social breakdown so they can obtain power on the cheap.

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  15. Cassandro Coolidge
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Cassandro (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    It even looks like those running this corruption had something on Trump and his minions to hold them at bay, happened with General Flynn, too.

    Yes, but just because someone had something on someone else, doesn’t mean that thing is true — just that saying it would be very damaging. And also remember that with Flynn (and also Trump — if P. Byrne is to be believed) they threatened his family.

    And notice that the Justices are having their families threatened as well.

    So how is that to be countered?

    Is the Declaration of Independence too subversive a document to quote?

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  16. Bob Thompson Member
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    Cassandro (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Cassandro (View Comment):

    Bob Thompson (View Comment):
    It even looks like those running this corruption had something on Trump and his minions to hold them at bay, happened with General Flynn, too.

    Yes, but just because someone had something on someone else, doesn’t mean that thing is true — just that saying it would be very damaging. And also remember that with Flynn (and also Trump — if P. Byrne is to be believed) they threatened his family.

    And notice that the Justices are having their families threatened as well.

    So how is that to be countered?

    Is the Declaration of Independence too subversive a document to quote?

    Well, Thomas Jefferson wrote it and he thought we might have to take action every twenty years to maintain a free Republic. We’ve been remiss.

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  17. I Walton Member
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    Trump is human, had to figure out what to do and the system was and remains so deeply rotten it is dyeing.  He gave us a shot. 

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  18. Rodin Member
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    I Walton (View Comment):
    He gave us a shot. 

    A perfect epitaph for the leader of an independent people.

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  19. Steven Galanis Coolidge
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):
    He gave us a shot.

    A perfect epitaph for the leader of an independent people.

    Not to be confused with “He gave us an injection.”

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  20. Rodin Member
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    Steven Galanis (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):
    He gave us a shot.

    A perfect epitaph for the leader of an independent people.

    Not to be confused with “He gave us an injection.”

    Yes. “He gave us a chance.”

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