Citizens Rising Up Against Their Own Governments, Worldwide – All at the Same Time

 

There’s an outstanding op-ed by a German college professor named Ralph Shoellhammer in Newsweek (yeah, I know, Newsweek – trust me…) that I thought you might be interested in. He begins the article with these two paragraphs:

A popular uprising of working-class people against the elites and their values is underway—and it’s crossing the globe. There is a growing resistance by the middle and lower classes against what Rob Henderson has coined the “luxury beliefs” of the elites, as everyday folks realize the harm it causes them and their communities.

There were early glimmerings last February, when the Canadian Trucker Convoy pitched working class truck drivers against a “laptop class” demanding ever more restrictive COVID-19 policies. You saw it as well in the victory of Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, who ran on parents’ rights in education and went on to win both suburbs and rural areas. You can see it in the growing support of Hispanic voters for a Republican Party, which increasingly identifies as anti-woke, and pro-working class. And now we’re seeing the latest iteration in the Netherlands in the form of a farmer’s protest against new environmental rulings that will ruin them.

He later says,

Yet the sympathies of the Dutch are not with their government; they are solidly with their farmers … But while the Dutch people are on the side of the farmers, their elites are behaving much as they did in Canada and the U.S., and not just those in government. Media outlets are refusing to even report the protests, and when they do, they cast the farmers as extremists.

He concludes with:

Ultimately, there is a risk that climate policies will do to Europe what Marxism did to Latin America. A continent with all the conditions for widespread prosperity and a healthy environment will impoverish and ruin itself for ideological reasons.

In the end, both the people and the climate will be worse off.

I think he makes a very good point. There is a great deal of conflict and strife in the world right now, but it’s not the traditional wars between countries over land or resources.  Many of these conflicts are between citizens and their own governments and elites, who the people feel no longer represent their best interests.  And they’re not fighting over land or resources — they’re fighting over freedom.

And this time, it’s not freedom from Socialism, Communism, Marxism, or any other political system of centralized control.  It’s freedom from the ideology of Climate Change.

That seems like an important difference, although it’s possible that the Marxists have simply selected another approach with the same goal in mind, so freedom lovers simply find themselves arguing with climate models rather than economic redistribution policies.

The important point, though, is that the people are not fighting against imperial aggression from foreign powers who seek to conquer their land.  They’re fighting against their own governments, most of whom are elected by the people themselves.  But despite the ostensibly Democratic underpinnings of many of these governments, the people have come to the belief that their own government is a hostile force to their society.  And this belief (combined with their perception that their own hostile government is being aided and abetted by the media and powerful corporations) has led to panic among many and varied groups of people in countries around the world.

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump fall into this category.  It’s fascinating that the same phenomenon is happening simultaneously in America, Sri Lanka, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, and many other places around the globe, which would seem to have little in common with one another.

And none of these countries are known for having brutal, oppressive, tyrannical systems of government like Cuba or North Korea.  We’re talking about Canada, for Pete’s sake.  America’s President is not Kim Jong-Un.  It’s Joe Biden, for Pete’s sake.

What’s going on?  Why is this happening now?  Will this trend of people fighting their own governments continue to spread across the globe?  How will all this turn out?

Professor Schoellhammer has written a fascinating piece – please do read the whole thing.

And let me know what you think.  He brings up a few outstanding points, but I’m not sure where all this leads.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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  1. RufusRJones Member
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    This is probably the best interview I have ever heard of Doomberg. He covers a lot of this stuff.

    Globalists and central planners are doing everything wrong,  everywhere. It’s so clear, now.

    I just heard an interview with a Goldman Sachs commodity guy. He says the whole planet is trapped between needed to raise interest rates to fight inflation and if they do that it will actually increase the dynamic  that the whole planet is behind on capital expenditure to get enough commodities out of the ground.

    Really good comments on how Putin is beating them in the commodity business and it’s completely unnecessary. (the video I posted)

    We need maximum fossil fuels and zero green crap yesterday.

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  2. RufusRJones Member
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    The first third of this is really good on what governments are going to do about the fact that they are all running out of money. Hint: inflation and repressed returns on anything dependable. 

     

     

    In case you wonder how this happened —-> 

    http://financialrepressionauthority.com/2017/07/26/the-roundtable-insight-george-bragues-on-how-the-financial-markets-are-influenced-by-politics/

     

     

     

     

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  3. Django Member
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    You know, for years if one mention a global elite working together to, intentionally or accidentally, harm middle class and working class citizens, he would be called a conspiracy theorist. Now we have middle class and working class citizens rising up against their governments. If we recognize that, are we conspiracy theorists? I guess it depends on whether we say they are working together or that these are independent, organic up-risings. Maybe the citizens are made bolder by the knowledge that they aren’t alone. What happens if that global elite blocks the free flow of such information? FWIW, I think the elites will attempt that, and maybe succeed. 

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  4. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Django (View Comment):
    Maybe the citizens are made bolder by the knowledge that they aren’t alone.

    That’s why it’s so devastating when the media doesn’t cover these events, or describes the protestors as racist extremist nationalists or whatever. 

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  5. Django Member
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    Maybe the citizens are made bolder by the knowledge that they aren’t alone.

    That’s why it’s so devastating when the media doesn’t cover these events, or describes the protestors as racist extremist nationalists or whatever.

    “Advocacy journalism”: Why are they advocating and/or supporting the global agenda? Native stupidity, or are they taught advocacy in the so-called schools of journalism? 

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  6. Joker Member
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    I think one large problem is that even folks who are ok with the Green New Deal have no idea what the plan is to get to the ideal emissions level. All people everywhere should be skeptical of their governments intentions. But when the government can’t or won’t explain how we get from A to B, you don’t need an advanced degree to know there’s something wrong that they are hiding. A favorable attitude toward conservation falls all apart when step 3 of the secret plan results in food shortages and blackouts.

    All of it relies on taking away individual freedom. You just couldn’t get elected running on the actual policy. 

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  7. JoelB Member
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    Back when folks first started talking about the Illuminati and the New World Order, it might have sounded like crackpot conspiracy theories. Now -not so much.  We seem to have a de facto, if not a de jure, “One World Government”.

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  8. Cassandro Coolidge
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    Why is all this happening at once?

    For I guess ten years now I’ve been thinking and asking myself this very thing.  Looking back to probably 2008 or maybe even 2001, I’ve been seeing such outlandish behavior (and by this I mean at least the US government acting upon policies that are unwanted by or injurious to the voting public — whom one would think were elected to serve their constituencies) in government, the Press, entertainment, jurisprudence, economics, socio-sexuality, “religion”, and now the military, that it either is a once in a millennia confluence of similar events by happenstance or else (conspiratorially) by design.  I vaguely recall illegal immigration and promoting mohammedanism as the “religion of peace” as being among the top of the list early on.

    And specifically, just yesterday I was thinking about all the news casters using identical words-of-the-week, and then remembering a Project Veritas video of newsroom employees saying that they get their talking points from (iirc) the CEOs of media organizations (which explains the occurrence of words of the week), and I wondered how and why do these CEOs happen to coordinate their talking points across fairly diverse and seemingly competitive news organizations?  Do CEOs conduct private meetings at Starbucks and happen to agree on their talking points?  These men setting the news agendas to spin or suppress all the news in the world seems incredible to me.  What seems more credible (or less incredible) is that some one individual, or a very few, sets the agenda, and conveys the talking points the CEOs for dissemination down the hierarchy.

    The Russia dossier was real, Hunter’s laptop was not, Jeffrey Epstein is a non-story, Biden merely stutters, etc.

    What do I think?  It seems like there is a cabal who control much of Western society.  Who are they and what do they want?  What’s the purpose of mandating covid inoculants across the whole world?  Who wants all gasoline cars to be replaced by a few electric cars?  Who wants farmers to stop growing food and, fertilizer to be prohibited?  Who wants to move 350 million refugees from third-world countries to Western first-world countries?  And regarding altered sexuality and child castration, who wants the world’s population reduced from 7.5 billion to half a billion?

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  9. Percival Thatcher
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    Ralph Schoelhammer , Assistant Professor in Economics and Political “Science” at Webster University, Vienna

    [Quotation marks added]

    Scientific sophistication quotient: 0.0.

     

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  10. Cassandro Coolidge
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    Django (View Comment):

    You know, for years if one mention a global elite working together to, intentionally or accidentally, harm middle class and working class citizens, he would be called a conspiracy theorist. Now we have middle class and working class citizens rising up against their governments. If we recognize that, are we conspiracy theorists? I guess it depends on whether we say they are working together or that these are independent, organic up-risings. Maybe the citizens are made bolder by the knowledge that they aren’t alone. What happens if that global elite blocks the free flow of such information? FWIW, I think the elites will attempt that, and maybe succeed.

    Or maybe we might ask, Who benefits from a world in social chaos?

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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    Better crank the happiness dial up to eleven, Klaus.

    By the way, how happy are your bodyguards?

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  12. Jimmy Carter Member
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  13. Ekosj Member
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    The problem is that, regardless of the building protests, nothing has changed and nothing seems like it will change.    I’d like to think that change for the better is coming, but I honestly don’t see it.   I think it is too little too late.   There are few reasons to be happy about being over 60.   But not having to live through what’s not too far around the corner is one of them.

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  14. Doug Watt Moderator
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    What you are seeing is class warfare it is not systemic racism, nor is it gender dysphoria. The French Revolution came after the peasants, the Marxists came after the farmers, and the middle class. Economic wreckers were the workers that somehow foiled the Stalinist Five Year Plan failures.

    We have been there before. Food will be taken from your table to further the new Green Deal. They would sacrifice virgins if that would appease the pagan climate gods, but there are no virgins to be found in the Leftist legions. They all have been seduced by Robespierre, Voltaire, Karl Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, and any number of totalitarians that have preceded them.

    As Lord Action said, nothing is more irritating than the discovery of the pedigree of ideas.

    The most you can do is wheel out your recycling bin out to the altar of the curb.

    That’s my Sunday rant.

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  15. Hoyacon Member
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    Vienna does economists pretty well.

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  16. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Vienna does economists pretty well.

    Especially Hayek.

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  17. Henry Castaigne Member
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    @cassandro 

    Who needs a cabal. Every agenda item you mentioned can be explained by leftist groupthink.

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  18. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    And Never Trump will cheer them on.

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  19. Arahant Member
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    Reminds me of back in 1848! It was a good year.

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  20. Zafar Member
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    The world’s a big place.

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  21. Hang On Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):
    Maybe the citizens are made bolder by the knowledge that they aren’t alone.

    That’s why it’s so devastating when the media doesn’t cover these events, or describes the protestors as racist extremist nationalists or whatever.

    “Advocacy journalism”: Why are they advocating and/or supporting the global agenda? Native stupidity, or are they taught advocacy in the so-called schools of journalism?

    When Gates gives $300 million to msm journalists, is it any wonder?  Follow the money.

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  22. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    The up rise should be against companies like Blackrock and the Davos crowd who are pushing these horrible policies 

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  23. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    And Never Trump will cheer them on.

    Never Trump will cheer them as long as they subsidize their on-line publications – (see Bill Kristol)

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  24. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    Dr. Bastiat:

     

    The important point, though, is that the people are not fighting against imperial aggression from foreign powers who seek to conquer their land. They’re fighting against their own governments, most of whom are elected by the people themselves.

    That is, if you believe the election results accurately reflect the votes cast by the citizens.

     

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  25. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    Workers of the world, unite!

    :: The workers unite ::

    No, not like that!

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  26. Cassandro Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    The important point, though, is that the people are not fighting against imperial aggression from foreign powers who seek to conquer their land. They’re fighting against their own governments, most of whom are elected by the people themselves.

    That is, if you believe the election results accurately reflect the votes cast by the citizens.

    It’s interesting that the whole computer manipulation of voting machine results has been more or less forgotten as if it never happened, or couldn’t happen, or was unproveable.  And probably under current law and procedures it is unproveable determining that the machines themselves at the time they were used yielded legitimate and accurate results.

    But remember all the testimony early on about the international tracking of voting machine information around the world, predominantly to China?  All we’re left with now is the certain knowledge that those who said the machine totals were accurate are the same guys who said that they were not capable of wireless communication with the outside world, which we now know certainly were lies; and we forget about reports of, and videos of, guys with thumb drives skulking around what were supposed to be secured and limited access areas.  Have we forgotten the video of the woman showing how the machines can be manipulated to change and modify votes?

    Have we forgotten or just don’t care anymore about the on-air election results changes with Biden gaining votes and Trump losing the exact same amounts.

    But in whatever way the law, subsequent human access to the machines, and evidence works, the legitimacy of the machines vote totals are no longer questioned.  It’s as if everyone’s given up on the issue.

    And remember the fractional vote results?  These machines were designed and used in more than just US elections, they were apparently designed to be used in shareholder voting, in which each vote does not have the same value as every other.  This shows they had a wide variety of preprogrammed vote-counting abilities.

    And at the time, early on it was said that these machines have been used throughout the US for a decade or more, and also in elections around the world.

    Does anyone believe — is anyone so certain that these machines haven’t given corrupted vote totals anywhere, in any country they’ve been used?

    I’m not so sure that all these countries that are now dumping their governments ever really did get the representatives they though they were electing.

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  27. Percival Thatcher
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    Cassandro (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    The important point, though, is that the people are not fighting against imperial aggression from foreign powers who seek to conquer their land. They’re fighting against their own governments, most of whom are elected by the people themselves.

    That is, if you believe the election results accurately reflect the votes cast by the citizens.

    It’s interesting that the whole computer manipulation of voting machine results has been more or less forgotten as if it never happened, or couldn’t happen, or was unproveable. And probably under current law and procedures it is unproveable determining that the machines themselves at the time they were used yielded legitimate and accurate results.

    But remember all the testimony early on about the international tracking of voting machine information around the world, predominantly to China? All we’re left with now is the certain knowledge that those who said the machine totals were accurate are the same guys who said that they were not capable of wireless communication with the outside world, which we now know certainly were lies; and we forget about reports of, and videos of, guys with thumb drives skulking around what were supposed to be secured and limited access areas. Have we forgotten the video of the woman showing how the machines can be manipulated to change and modify votes?

    Have we forgotten or just don’t care anymore about the on-air election results changes with Biden gaining votes and Trump losing the exact same amounts.

    But in whatever way the law, subsequent human access to the machines, and evidence works, the legitimacy of the machines vote totals are no longer questioned. It’s as if everyone’s given up on the issue.

    And remember the fractional vote results? These machines were designed and used in more than just US elections, they were apparently designed to be used in shareholder voting, in which each vote does not have the same value as every other. This shows they had a wide variety of preprogrammed vote-counting abilities.

    And at the time, early on it was said that these machines have been used throughout the US for a decade or more, and also in elections around the world.

    Does anyone believe — is anyone so certain that these machines haven’t given corrupted vote totals anywhere, in any country they’ve been used?

    I’m not so sure that all these countries that are now dumping their governments ever really did get the representatives they though they were electing.

    Forensic security audits.  We can staff them with graybeards who have been through dozens of them in the defense sector. Such a group would be more than able to light those suckers up conduct a thorough investigation of the security features of the systems and software.

    If we’re going to certify the safety of baby food factories, we can do the same with tabulating equipment.

    Tomás de Torquemada, call your office.

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  28. hoowitts Coolidge
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    They would sacrifice virgins if that would appease the pagan climate gods, but there are no virgins to be found in the Leftist legions.

    This. Is. Too. Fuuny! 

    Of course watching many Leftist protestors, the dismissal of their virginity must be its own distasteful sacrifice.

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  29. Henry Castaigne Member
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    hoowitts (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    They would sacrifice virgins if that would appease the pagan climate gods, but there are no virgins to be found in the Leftist legions.

    This. Is. Too. Fuuny!

    Of course watching many Leftist protestors, the dismissal of their virginity must be its own distasteful sacrifice.

    Alot of the Leftists protestors I see look unattractive enough to be virgins in my estimation.

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  30. hoowitts Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    hoowitts (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    They would sacrifice virgins if that would appease the pagan climate gods, but there are no virgins to be found in the Leftist legions.

    This. Is. Too. Fuuny!

    Of course watching many Leftist protestors, the dismissal of their virginity must be its own distasteful sacrifice.

    Alot of the Leftists protestors I see look unattractive enough to be virgins in my estimation.

    There is no sacrifice too great for the Leftist/BLM/ANTIFA/Climate/Occupy/trans/DEI/ESG/FemNazi/COVID/Liberal World Order/etc. etc. etc. movement.

     What’s a little bodily fluids among friends anyway, amiright?? Monkey pox anyone?It’s just a rave…what’s the big deal?

    Sorry but i took my double dose of cynicism this morning.

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