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Another whistle blower bites the dust. Why?

Those who challenge the establishment risk more than career and reputation; whistleblowers are an endangered species.

Reporter Who Exposed BBC Pedophilia Cover Up Found Dead
[Liz] MacKean worked at the BBC until she quit in 2013 after executives decided to ban her groundbreaking and brave investigation into predatory pedophile Jimmy Savile in order to protect him and other pedophiles.

Things are being done to our children we should never agree to.

Over 800 Children Have Been Given Puberty Blockers by UK’s Public Health System

If we rely on official narratives, we cannot make sense of the world. We have to look to dissenting voices to understand, who rules, how and why?

Harvard Physicist: “Climate Science In Serious Trouble”…”Really Dirty People Doing Bad Stuff” by P Gosselin
In a presentation (see below) Harvard astrophysicist Willie Soon came out blasting with both barrels at the corruption in climate science.

We cannot rely on society's institutions; they are all corrupt. We must trust ourselves and each other through dialogue and community self-organisation.

Cake and conversation - Location: London School of Mosaic, 73-96 Ludham (residential block behind Waxham building on Mansfield Road) Basement, Mansfield Road, London, United Kingdom, NW5 4SF
When: September 9, 2017 - 14:00-16:00
Critical Thinking's "10 years after" [the Crash] event is to encourage people to bypass the corrupt voices and institutions of authority, to collaborate and explore why things are the way they and what we should do about it.

Just who is a fascist?


Sunday's Daily Pickings referred to the echo chamber of hate ramping up ideological division and conflict.

Beware the "The Cultural Civil War" Narrative: You're Being Played by Charles Hugh Smith
There is always common ground for those who dare to seek it

There are agent provocateurs on both sides egging on violence against the "other" while the parlous state of the economy provides willing recruits to swell numbers at protests, creating conditions for violence.

Actors and Photographers Wanted in Charlotte
Our events include everything from rallies to protests to corporate PR stunts to celebrity scenes. The biggest qualification is enthusiasm, a "can-do" spirit. Pay will vary by event but typically is $25+ per hour plus reimbursements for gas/parking/Uber/public transit.

Crisis actors have been used repeatedly in false flag "terrorist" attacks and they're extending their repertoire to protest.

New breed of crisis actors: Fake political protesters by Dr. Eowyn
A new group of actors is now available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises, announced Visionbox, Denver’s leading professional actors studio.
Visionbox Crisis Actors are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places.
The actors’ stage acting experience, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary American theater, enables them to “stay in character” throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios. […]
Visionbox Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.

It's Now Possible to Hire Fake Protesters by Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
Say a cause you don't agree with wanted to hire protesters. For instance, some kind of company who wanted to cause huge and terrible environmental damage offered you $50,000 to gather protesters to support their cause, would you do it?
I don't want to speculate hypothetically. I would look into each individual request and see whether it's worth being involved in... We have organized protests on behalf of private businesses before. But I don't want to speak in hypotheticals.

Daily Pickings referred to the use of "Nazi" as an insult and both sides often refer to each other as fascist. When applied to the "left" (Antifa, BLM, progressives etc.) it is technically, an accurate description because the primary feature of fascism is fusion of corporate and state power. Huge amounts of money are going into creating civil unrest and the money is coming from both corporate and state sources. (eg. $5bn to conduct regime change in Ukraine)

It's the Corporate State, Stupid by David G. Mills
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini

The irony is that those who we traditionally regard as being associated with fascism are generally protesting corporatocracy, ie. fascism.

We need to talk...

Paedophilia still rules, OK?

In the rising enmity within the US and across the world, people are being played for fools. Icons of hate are waved in the media and, like Pavlov's dogs, we respond almost instinctively. Meanwhile, the catastrophe caravan rolls on led and directed by the worst in humanity. It would seem people just don't care to look beyond what's put in front of their noses on a daily basis. This Boiling Frogs Post is from 2015; people failed to take notice then, will they ever?

We're not going to see paedophilia in power properly reported in the complicit media - so we have to bypass the corrupt institutions to share information with each other to break this wall of silence to expose the truth.

But what is truth?

The audio for this "truth" video comes from discussion in last week's Critical Thinking session:

We can leave all this to "authority" and suffer the consequences or we can take responsibility for ourselves and each other. The first step is to use information sources untainted by predatory paedophile power.

Who has power?

Critical Thinker Steve sent this promotional video, from Health Scotland, which has a clear explanation of the impacts of power distribution; the relationship between power and health is supported by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's Spirit Level.

There's a certain irony in the conflict between the Health Scotland's promotion of such values (this video and "legislation" to "empower" communities) and the Masonic cabal which dominates the Scottish public sphere, law and politics particularly.

David Scott of Northern Exposure talks about the cover up of paedophilia in Scotland from c. 8 mins into 11th August UK Column broadcast

It seems equalising power only goes so far in Scotland. Hierarchy will never willingly relinquish power but will work hard to give the appearance of doing so.

As long as media and information are controlled, empowerment of the masses is an illusion.

Decentralising power is a consistent theme of Daily Pickings but it will only come about from below. We have to withdraw our power from the system by withdrawing consent wherever possible.

A recent note from another Critical Thinker, Roy, provides a wider perspective on power.