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Just money?

UK Column gives a UK perspective on domestic and global affairs. Pearse Redmond (Porkins Policy Radio) talks from a US perspective and here discusses the privatisation of war and the furore over Russian "interference" in US politics.

Porkins Policy Radio episode 101 The Russians Are Coming with JP Sottile and Robbie Martin (1 hour 58 minutes)

During the conversations, Pearse asks the question, is it just money and crony capitalism which is driving this? Money is the visible mechanism of control and as Daily Pickings has pointed out repeatedly "who controls money controls the world".

Meanwhile, James Corbett, a Canadian who resides and works from Japan, explains the futility of left/right politics.

Criminal Psychopaths Run The Government...Let's Give Them More Power!!! (7 minute video)

James omits the role of money in driving psychopathy and kakistocracy but the overriding message, that voting republican or democrat, conservative or labour will change nothing, is important.

We are the authors of our future and we can either passively vote for the next psychopathic regime to ratchet up the war of oppression on us all or we can co-create a better future, together.

Nothing is impossible, if we don't mind who gets the credit.

Media to inform

Daily Pickings has been highlighting the importance of shunning mainstream propaganda in favour of independent news and analysis.

Mainstream media bury truth by fabricating stories and pushing trivia to divide and distract. Seldom is there continuity in reporting or historical context to help understanding. The media caravan alights on a particular story for a particular purpose, makes it big news for the desired period and then moves on. By filling news broadcasts with trivia, sport and celebrity, they can ignore important stories such as genocide in Yemen and child trafficking on a global scale.


Media institutions are complicit in paedophilia and they aren't reporting on the many links between power and paedophilia; they certainly aren't looking at the disappearance of migrant children within the paedophiles' paradise, aka. the UK's child "protection" services.

UK Column News - 20th July 2017 (50 minute video)

Be informed and be empowered - don't watch, don't read, don't listen, don't pay the BBC and other corrupt media. Knowledge is power.

Regeneration agendas and protecting the establishment

UK Column reports on the "regeneration" plans for the area surrounding Grenfell Tower, the questionable response to the tragedy and the ominous continuities of "gentrification" and social cleansing. The broadcast starts with reports of closing down opposition to Israel's oppression of Palestinians.

UK Column News - 19th July 2017 (50 minute video)

Yesterday's Daily Pickings referred to the axiom "Control money and you control the world" - it is the fundamental flaws in the political economy which are driving these agendas at the expense of those least able/willing to play along.

Cashless control

"Control money and you control the world" may sound trite but it is a statement of deep significance and reveals a truth which the Structural Elite would prefer us not to understand. Critical Thinking's analysis calls for an ecology of money with no central control for this very reason.

Amid the excitement over Bitcoin and other so called crypto-currencies, we are ignoring how the banking and financial powers are seeking to colonise digital cash.

The Cashless Society Almost Here And With Some Very Sinister Implications by Patrick Henningsen
Among the long list of items bundled by consensus reality merchants under the banner of ‘conspiracy theory’, is a world without cash – where technocrats rule over the populace, and everything and anything is exchanged via plastic and RFID chips.
In this sterile and controlled Orwellian hi-tech society, the idea of cash being passed from hand to hand would be as archaic as the thought of carrying around a rucksack of tally sticks today.

The nature of this political economy is that it will adopt, pervert and capitalise on popular ideas to further the one world government agenda - centralised power. As Daily Pickings has pointed out before, the Positive Money agenda is being co-opted by the Structural Elite and they appear to be accelerating the momentum towards a "cashless society" by combining the Positive Money agenda with digital cash.