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Thank you for providing a transcript. Reading takes less time than listening. Which I think is interesting. Reading seems to be "old-fashioned". People are being conditioned to listen and watch something whether its mainstream news media or podcasts or radio. Has there been any studies on the difference in comprehension of reading vs. listening and watching? As to culture, in 1979 when I bought my first car, I paid as much for it (900$) as some people pay for a cell phone. I lived in a rural area and a car was necessary for a teenager to have a social life. I couldn't afford a muscle car or to build one (76 Vega) but it got me to town where I could hang out with my friends. Thus all my friends could not wait to turn 16 and get a drivers license. No license, no car, no social life. Hard to date girls without a car. Fast forward to today and I have multiple nieces and nephews- in their 20's- that have yet to get a driver's license. They don't need a car because their social life is on their phone or on the multi-player video game. I just turned 60 the other day. I have a solid 40 years of adult experience and an overall 50-55 years of awareness. So this is my question, particularly for Americans but you could ask this of all humanity; do we have or experience more freedom today or less freedom? Do we even know what freedom is anymore? I did not have a cell phone until 1999 when my wife became pregnant with my son and insisted I get one. I used a 3G Tracfone until 2020 I think when my wife and son bought me a used Iphone 6. I know what live was like before cell phones, DVDs,VCRs,remote control for TVs etc. My grandparents knew life without cars,household electricity,landline telephones,indoor plumbing,radios or television,air travel or rocketships to the moon. Who has or had a better quality of life?

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Nov 10, 2023·edited Nov 10, 2023Author

Great framing of life for some very relevant questions Marlin. It's interesting what some people would define as freedom, or individual liberty today, versus others. We discuss this more in episode 2, where Professor Robson explores life as embodied beings, social creatures engaging in face to face social embodied experiences with others and how there's really no digitally mediated substitute for that. This is perhaps the main source of that longing or nostalgia many experience today since we're not hardwired for the neuro-social long term benefits of any other type of experiences. There's an interesting story of a group of high school kids in New York who were challenged to go a week without their gadgets. They all decided together at the end of a week they wanted to try for a month. After the month, they ended up going for the semester. The more they connected to what life was (mostly) like pre-digital, the happier and closer their bonds became, the more they wanted to stay with that feeling. It was New York, so they didn't go out and buy muscle cars, but they planned social events at the park, at theatres at each other's homes, started book clubs, explored older cinema, dove into their parents' VHS collections and lived a more analog life. Ironically it was their parents who stayed with their thousand dollar phones, and their own children who found their parents distant and lost. I'm going to pin your comment and hopefully other Good Citizens will bless us with some of their own experiential probing.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

I ponder the benefits of such detachment...as I read this on my smartphone. 🥴

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

I'm 62. We have less freedom, by far. I feel sorry for the young folks (I have a 19 yo). So, everything I do in this battle is for her, to make sure she has everything she needs to succeed.

Growing up in the 60's and 70's was awesome. From virtually every aspect, better than today.

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I too am a reader and agree it seems to be a dying thing, even amongst our age group. However I am having to do a lot of driving lately and podcasts are a fantastic way to do a journey. I think it's important that us elder lemons do remember, it helps us keep perspective for the younger folks and is a grounding force for good.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

agreed. love transcripts, thx

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

LOL, I RARELY listen to podcasts but I needed some background noise this morning to get a certain design task done.

This podcast was ineffective in that respect—too many points perked up my ears!

Now to my task, quietly.

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I hate and then love when that happens.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Dr. Robson is correct in his assessment of how and what "smartphones" are doing, especially to the the young minds. I am very curious to know how he is teaching and having a positive effect on his own 14 year old daughter. He acknowledges that she is sucked into this game. It could be helpful to other parents and adults around children if we knew some words, explanations, tecniques to help break the spell.

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In part 2 next week we chat about his middle daughter when she was 14 (a decade ago) and had a phone in her hand all the time. He took some measures with her that most parents wouldn't dare think of but that I found rather admirable at the time.

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Given what parents are figuring out now that they just didn't see coming, what measures he took 10 yrs. ago might not be as hard for some to do today. Look forward to hearing part 2.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Nice work, GS! You actually sound credible 😉.

Seriously, looking forward to parts 2 and 3.

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Thanks Frank. Sounding credible in our world is always valued more than being credible. I think you were one of my first subscribers, so it's nice to still see you here supporting me as I dip my toes in new waters.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

I think you're on to something. Keep at it. It took Rogan years to get to the top of the heap. It's a nice complement to your brilliant writing.

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Frankly, I never truly knew if you were male or female (I figured male, but one never knows). Really great hearing your voice.

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A number of years ago now, when my daughter was attending a state high school, the principal was one of those fairly illiterate feminist types, so much so I used to edit her newsletter and send it back to her with corrections 🤣 One such newsletter boasted of how they’d received a grant for laptops for every student, ensuring (and I quote) ‘students could become productive 21st century global citizens’. Needless to say I cracked it, sending her a lengthy email on all manner of subjects, including the point that a laptop was merely a tool and should be treated as such. Well, gone are the days of people thinking that way, smartphones having replaced the laptop to a large degree and become an extension of the human being (intentionally of course). What that illiterate principal said was true - technology IS what defines the ‘productive 21st century global citizen’ in a technocracy. Great listen GC and Prof. Robson. I look forward to Episode 2.

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Interesting story. Public education (largely) attracts certain...meddling types. Our new appendages as "productive global citizens." As I wrote some months ago on tax day, the only slave who has a chance of becoming free is the one who sees his chains.

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This made me laugh as when my daughter was in grade school thru high school I was always correcting the correspondence they sent home. How can I take them seriously when they are incapable of writing a well put together sentence?

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Exactly. It made me painfully aware how dumbed down the school system had become. I feel blessed I had a ‘classic’ education - reading, writing and arithmetic. It’s stood me in good stead, as I made a career out of the first two, and used the third in a variety of hospitality jobs in my 20s, in the days when you had to count out change. I know people with kids still in the school system whose major frustration is, they’re not being taught anything useful, by design of course 🙄

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Shared with my 17 year old son who has been giving serious thought into what he wants to study in college. He is mechanically inclined but could also go to the academic side so who knows.

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Tell him to use his hands.

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I recommend he look into the trades or start an online business. I spent nearly a decade in college and graduate school. It did not help. Grad school was for STEM.

I now have a top website in my niche, am a self-published author, and am building passive income streams. Self-responsibility most often leads to the best outcome.

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Ya it's going to be interesting with him because he may have the mind to go the STEM route eventually. In math, he's testing at two levels above the avg. high school grad currently. I keep mentioning electrical and self employment to him. I am the mom and the dad so I love imput from educated people, thanks.

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College, except maybe STEM, is most likely a waste of time and money. See if he is interested in learning about marketing, sales, and business. Even today, if he goes the trade route and decides to start his own business later, he would need to learn those skills.

If he is interested in learning about online business, I highly recommend Chalene Johnson's Marketing Impact Academy. She opens it once a year. It is essentially an online university to know everything about online business. She currently charges less than a typical university course plus textbooks for it. She understands her target audience is starting entrepreneurs and small business owners.

And get him a copy of Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. I read that book my junior year of college, and it got me into entrepreneurship. The cash flow quadrant is critical to understand.

Just some ideas. I realize this is a long message.

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Nov 10, 2023·edited Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Fascinating! This is mostly all new to me, so I appreciate learning about the history of technocracy, and all its tentacles through time. Kind of threw me into my ever-looming existential crisis mode and wondering why we aren't all just living hedonistically at this point. But then my tool-controlled kids started fighting over an old school balloon, and then the dog got it. That didn't cure my desire for a hedonistic life, but I am very much looking forward to the next episode.

Oh, and as another fan said, thank you for the transcript. I'm a mind-drifter for audiobooks and podcasts, especially those with a meaty subject matter, so viewing the written transcript along with the audio was perfect.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Great podcast. Chock full of sources that I’d love to follow up on in print.

P.S. I always thought Among the Thugs by Bill Bruford was the great tome of hooliganism. I’ll have to check out Prof. Robson’s study.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Really enjoying this “bleat” .

Congrats on this new feature .

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Thanks for listening Terry.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Great interview and discussion. As a school board director with the mission of policy oversight, I struggle with our administration’s infatuation with digital tools (data management) with the intention of “improved outcomes” without truly defining how to measure them, much less identify markers of success. The intersection of SEL with academic improvement is opaque to me. But, the clearly “sense of belonging” is highest on their target set. But, what the hell are “sense of belonging” or “sense of engagement? When it means different thing to different participants, how is it ever a legitimate data point?

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At a certain point after 2000, every job interview I went to, and job I had (some tech) they all stressed one thing - data. Measuring outcomes of this and that as if it were gold. No other metrics mattered, and certainly not any human's input that contradicted the data. I organized a program for Intel (grew up near their world HQ) with public schools to train teachers for their first classroom computer labs, donated by intel. They had their outcomes in mind before the research project began and wanted the data to fit their positive outcome..."Computers were great for kids!" When I tried to add my observations about the computers distracting the children from the teacher's instructions (SCREEN EYES) and trying to solve it by a master monitor switch the teacher controlled, they removed it. Anyway, a lot more on SEL and "therapeutic education" coming from the good professor in episode two next week.

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Thanks for sharing your experience. In my last board meeting, being an engineer of considerable experience, I requested a couple of “real world” examples of how their proposed project will improve outcomes and with what measures. Deer in the headlights!

Looking forward to your next “seminar” with him. Being familiar with Patrick Wood and his continuing exposure of technocracy, I especially intrigued. I wanted to purchase his book...But @ $160 on Amazon... Well... maybe Santa will bring it next month.

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Good first radio show. Hope you continue to have quality guests. Puts me in mind of the type of radio John B. Wells has on Caravan To Midnight. Linking as usual @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Excellent interview. It seems to offer little hope for the future. Those of us that understand what’s going on with the NWO, governing by the self elected elite, complete and utter surveillance and “thinning of the herd” will be isolated and (I hate to use the term) killed.

2030 is shortly upon us and so little time to turn things around.

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Indeed, the clock is ticking. But having this forewarned advanced knowledge is really valuable in preparing oneself and family for the thinning. It seems this year they're bringing back the old banker wars playbook, religious divisions, stoking fanaticism, with a dash of end times rapture, but in the coming years- collapse of fiat, digital ids, social credit- if one isn't on remote land and self sufficient (clean water, food sources, metals) when they go with the full court press on everything, they'll have no choice but to grab a rifle and hold their ground, or submit to their chains. The move to make everyone dependent on supply chains, supermarkets, frictionless digital consumerism, and urban convenience really is the ultimate sheep dog move toward the slaughterhouse.

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Thanks for this very valuable conversation. It was very helpful to expand my understanding of technocracy.

So technocracy is the corral that we are being herded into.

With the self appointed overlords doing the herding, since they now have the means to do that, though not deserving of the control they have stolen by deception.

We either go along with the technocracy corral, or revert to our native agrarian ways and/or revolt.

Enjoy the comforts of the technocratic corral or fend for ourselves dealing with nature and its perils or deal with the psychopaths and their perils. It still seems to always come down to the psychopaths vs the non-psychopaths in the end?

Those who are aware of this won't be corralled, but the future sleeping ones will be, and that is their game plan. It looks like they will eventually win in the end, after the last of the resistors are gone. I'll be so glad to not be here for that, but would love to see how it plays out anyway.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

I’m in Chile where the people move as a pack. They were told to take the jab and 89% did and some family 5 shots. But they can move the other way as a pack also.

I’m rather self sufficient, a few acres with many types of fruit trees, a big garden and chickens. My biggest concern is water. I have a well but then I’m dependent on electric. I have one illegal pistol but not a supply of ammo.

Im illegally here as my visa expired at the beginning of Covid so I’m rather incognito to the government but no one can hide from the internet surveillance unless they throw out the phone and PC and then you would be blind.

Good luck

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You're in a good spot. Fertile earth. Good people. Herd-like for sure but kind. My father was born in Vina Del Mar. His father was an admiral in the Chilean navy. If things get hairy with the visa, email me. I have family in government. One uncle was a senator for thirty years then ambassador to many countries. Owns lots of land near pucon and villarica. His son is top judge.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

WOW! Talk about serendipity! (Or serendigitally?!)

I loved this exchange ❤️

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by Good Citizen

Amazing!!! Thanks so much for the offer.

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If I had local connections like that, I would gladly move there too, but without those connections a regular gringo is at a huge disadvantage in every way. Completely defenseless and a victim waiting to happen with a target on your back or forehead.

Unless they can make those connections themselves.

My Panamanian son in law is in the police there and my brother in law is a local deputado, but that's not enough to make me feel comfortable there.

Yes, they are good people, and I have family there, but their government is worse than here, just on a smaller scale. The government is not on your side, and you have no way to defend yourself unless you are really good with a machete. Criminal assaults are almost never prosecuted, especially when the victim is a gringo, and doing anything with the government there is so much more difficult than here...

I forgot to mention that Panama is the main route for all of the illegals coming here too, which they don't want to stop, so that's not good either.

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Operation Just Cause has entered the chat.

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Traveled to Santiago frequently a few years back. When a Chilean general discovered I golfed, he would meet me at arrivals and whisk me to a different club on each visit. Very generous, welcoming (and sanitary) people. 😇

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Crazy drivers :).

The Mediterranean climate can’t be beat and from my house I look up at 20,000’ Andes mountains. Lots of copper but no oil so reliant on Argentina and Bolivia for gas. I guess it’s as safe here as anywhere from the globalists.

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Check out the protests against the copper mining company grift deals with their corrupt government going on in Panama for over 2 weeks now.

The main highway has been blocked and the western province of Chiriqui is running out of food and fuel. A prelude of things to come elsewhere!

They better sharpen their machetes, and I'm glad I'm not there now!

Don't bother with a baseball bat in a machete fight! They will slice and dice you!

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Plenty of great wines as well!

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Nov 11, 2023·edited Nov 11, 2023

Shortly after 911 I bailed out of the US since that showed me where it was going.

After researching many countries, I ended up in Panama, where I lived for 8 years.

I met many gringos there who also saw where the US was going, but I always knew that Latin America was not the place to be when the SHTF either for many reasons that you probably already know from living there too.

Yes, it is agrarian and much more down to earth, but the criminals in government there are no better than anywhere else. Dare I say that the difficulty of owning guns there and their gun control was my deciding reason to return to the US where the first thing I did was to EASILY buy a gun.

My conclusion was that LA is not a good place for a gringo to be when the SHTF.

They are much better with machetes than gringos are!

I would love to hear why you chose Chile, and I would be happy to discuss why I chose Panama. Both were great places 10-20 years ago, but not so much now.

My Panamanian wife is my alma gamela, and I could get dual citizenship there, but I'm not really motivated to move back there now.

It now looks to me like the US is our last stand now and the hill to die on, but that may just be another one of my huge errors in judgement.

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Seems like rural USA is still the place to be to escape government overreach.

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That's what it looks like to me, if you have a Constitutional Sheriff there who will protect and defend it and you.

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I'd love to read the book, but at $160 USD hardcover, or $44 USD kindle... I'm afraid this book is virtually lost on me.

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As General Patton said to his officers on 21st July 1945 we defeated the wrong enemy.

Hitler invaded Poland to stop the Bromberg Massacres of 58,000 Germans in the Danzig Corridor and wanted to end the War once he had satopped it by retreating out of Poland only retaining territory a small part around Danzig that had been German before the land was stolen at Versaille.

He invaded Russia to pre-empt Stalins planned invasion of Europe on 10 July 1941, it was a desperate move to save Europe he was outnumbered 7 to 1 in tanks ,there were 30,000 aircraft 20,000 tanks and 8 million men ready to take Europe from Russia.

Stalins Plan for an invasion of whole Western Europe(on July 10, 1941.): "Operation Thunderstorm". It can be found in the so-called "Osobaya Papka", a file which contains about 100,000 Top Secret documents. In this file it is document Nr.103202/06. The paper is signed by Marshal Semyon Timoshenko and the chief of the General Staff at that time Merezkov. It is dated 18 September 1940, three months before the German "Operation Barbarossa" was signed. After Georgy Zhukov became chief of the general staff in February 1941, the plan was called MP 41 (Mobilisatsyonni Plan 41). Bunich points to the Russian military archives, where it can be found (ZAMO, f. 15A, op.2154, d.4,l. 199-287). This document contains information about the Soviet military power in June 1941: 300 divisions, 8 million soldiers, 27,500 tanks, 32,628 airplanes.

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Well you need to get your history right before you do anything else. no doubt you will ignore my comment because its the truth.China and all Communist countries were created and are still run by the same international bankers that control the West.There was no Holocaust ,but 12 Million Germans were deliberatley killed by the AL-Lies after WW2 listen to James Bacque.

Other Losses: Eisenhower's Death Camps - A Film by James Bacque

https://www.bitchute.com/video/vHtj5uVHd98w/

Redcross report on the camps in Germany in WW2, there were none in the camps after the War when the Germans were slaughtered or in the Gulags of Russia, Red Cross was not allowed only Hitler allowed the Red Cross to be observers.1600 page report read it.

https://archive.org/details/ReportOfTheInternationalCommitteeOfTheRedCrossOnItsActivitiesDuring/ReportOfTheInternationalCommitteeOfTheRedCrossOnItsActivitiesDuringTheSecondWorldWarseptember11939-June301947Vol1/page/n11/mode/2up

The 271,000 deaths in the Camps was caused by the Allies obliterating Germany,machine gunning men women and children by fighters etc. on sight.Such that the Germans could not feed themselves never mind the Camp inmates.The Germans never shot any civilians as did all the Allies.The British machine gunned 10,000s of civilians that were not even German.

CIVILIANS; WOMEN AND CHILDREN MACHINE-GUNNED (By The BRITISH)

Tens of thousands of middle-European peoples, displaced by the war who fell into British hands were treated even worse in British controlled Austria and Yugoslavia. There, Britain and the NKVD ran the concentration camps jointly. The latter, forerunners to the evil KGB, were invited to assist the British in the capture and corralling, deportation and slaughter of their captives.

One British officer described how “The prisoners (civilians) were treated coarsely but not brutally. They were pushed and shoved but there was no resistance, no fighting or trying to get back or get away. They were all completely docile, resigned to their fate. The soldiers collected them all quickly into groups and marched them away to be machine-gunned in groups.’

The British officer added, ‘some of them didn’t get very far I’m afraid. At the back of the station there was a wood, a copse, and they seemed to be marched behind this copse. Shortly afterwards there were quite a number of sustained bursts of machine-gun fire. I can’t say for certain what happened, because I couldn’t see the shooting. But I am pretty sure that a lot of them were shot there and then, not on the siding itself but just around the corner of the wood.”

This is typical of many accounts when units of the British Army working with Red Army NKVD officers, hunted down and butchered tens of thousands of Cossack civilian refugees including children in Austria, in summer, 1945 after the war had ended.

http://www.whale.to/b/walsh11.html

And the Bleiburg Massacre the British were responsible for 700,000 deaths.

https://inavukic.com/2014/05/15/croatians-remember-sir-robert-menzies-and-bleiburg-massacre/

Auschwitz was visited monthly by International Red Cross inspection teams who were allowed to speak to prisoner representatives alone, in order to hear first-hand of any mistreatment, chicanery, interruption of mail and parcel delivery, health concerns, food and ration matters etc.

http://radiochristianity.com/holocaust-deprogramming-course/

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After listening to the GC Radio Bleat, I can assure you that TPTB consider we "human beings" as THINGS. Most all definitions of PERSON in most all U.S. Statutory Codes define the word PERSON as including ARTIFICIAL ENTITIES, such as corporations, partnerships, etc., etc., etc., and further, under 1 U.S.C. § 8(a) we find the following:

(a) "In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the words “person”, “human being”, “child”, and “individual”, shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development."

What the above says in effect is:

"human beings" are legally regarded as "persons" as well as the artful word "individuals" and further, the words "persons" and "individuals", as stated above, in most all U.S. Statutory Codes include ARTIFICIAL ENTITIES.

Therefore, we. "human beings" are not only regarded as THINGS, we are treated as THINGS, i.e. specifically, as THEIR PROPERTY. I believe some folks call this SLAVERY!

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Yep, business classes, I agree. He actually grew up helping me with several business I started on the 5 acres we owned years ago. I was selling goat milk for $ 10 a gallon😄, then soap for $ 5 a bar and also sold the young bucks and mean goats to my Hispanic neighbors for excellent profits. Now I sell burial plots and cemetery services,,..easier than farming .

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"Humans are a virus."

A core idea of German Nazi ideology was Disease and the need

to eradicate the cause of The Disease from society...

Very, very little attention to this has ever been given in the innumerable

docos about the Nazis...had it been so, maybe the equating 'anti-vaxxers'

with disease spreading would not have been as effective...

Many would have seen how the assertion was straight out of Nazi propaganda...

A few months ago a Canadian substacker 'promoted' the expression

'Viral Communism' - i was struck by how the wedding of the two words

would have been at home in Nazi propaganda...

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