2017 SABBAT OCCULTO
MONOLOGUE BY CLYDE LEWIS
Before the last chime from the clock of 2016 ceased to vibrate, it can be said that we lived in a time that produced both truth and lies. As 2017 begins, it may be necessary to understand we will have to prepare for a phase where the apocalypse will show signs of starting as we will have truth, lies, and statements which may not be true; that will be left as benign footnotes to damaging actionable impunity and treachery.
Deceit in 2017 is all about how it is spun.
It will first be seen as misconception, or misspeaking.
It can be spun as exercising poor judgment. But of course, the powerful will resolve that just words and accusations where in the end the truth will be “temporarily unavailable.”
We are approaching what can be called the “post truth” era where truth has to be uncovered or where the truth is something we tend to deny. Pandemic dishonesty by the elite will not end with a new administration and even though you may think that those in power have promised to blow up everything and start over – there are lying in the shadows those who are plotting crimes that will most certainly try to destroy the progress that can be gained in a future so close and yet so far away.
The new trends ranging from the disdain for “truth” to encouraging deception will not be penalized as there will be major incentives and little penalty making up the consensus narrative.
Post-truthfulness builds a fragile social structure based on wariness. It erodes the foundation of trust that underlies any healthy civilization. When enough of us feel that we are able to sell fantasy as fact without consequences, society loses its trust in its ability to decide just what reality is. Society would crumble altogether if we assumed others were as likely to dissemble as tell the truth.
We are perilously close to that point we are at the precipice of the apocalyptic slippery slope.
With ostensibly everything now up in the air, the U.S. power apparatus has created a new reality where doubt has been so instilled in our minds that it will threaten to obstruct and thwart the dissemination of accurate, factual information.
This purposeful manipulation of perception keeps the rest of us confused and bitterly arguing over what’s actually going on.
We are seeing the blame put solely on the internet and while the social media has facilitated this exponentially, decades ago it would have been doubtful that this much disorientation would happen and the government wouldn’t turn our own social ills, and gossip against us.
Now, the gauntlet has been dropped and the blame has gone from Anonymous to WikiLeaks to the Russians.
Those who scream from the rafters that the blame game is a ruse and a psy-op are being called water boys for the Kremlin.
Of course, this tumult and turbulence isn’t manufactured without reason — it allows the surreptitious and sometimes flagrant distribution of propaganda favorable to the American political establishment to circulate largely unhindered.
The Internet might facilitate confusion and propaganda, but it is, after all, a global library of information and independent and alternative media outlets immediately tear apart false information published by collusive corporate media liars, or sweeteners of the narrative, giving it’s myopic spin in favor of the technocracy.
For example, before the New Year happened it was reported that Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont.
It was reported by the Washington Post that a code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama Administration had been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials” and continued “While the Russians did not actively use the code to disrupt operations of the utility, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss a security matter, the penetration of the nation’s electrical grid is significant because it represents a potentially serious vulnerability.”
It turns out this narrative was false.
The Post’s story ricocheted through the politically charged environment giving more fodder for the Russian hack accusations that were made during the post election hysteria.
An hour and a half after the Post’s publication, technology experts began questioning the Post’s claims and the utility company itself finally issued a formal statement: “We detected the malware in a single Burlington Electric Department laptop not connected to our organization’s grid systems. We took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alerted federal officials of this finding.”
Nothing was connected to the grid and there was no attack by Russia and everything was okay.
From Russian hackers burrowed deep within the US electrical grid, ready to plunge the nation into darkness at the flip of a switch, an hour and a half later the story suddenly became that a single non-grid laptop had a piece of malware on it and that the laptop was not connected to the utility grid in any way.
However, it was not until almost a full hour after the utility’s official press) that the Post finally updated its article, changing the headline to the more muted “Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say” and changed the body of the article to note “Burlington Electric said in a statement that the company detected a malware code used in the Grizzly Steppe operation in a laptop that was not connected to the organization’s grid systems. The firm said it took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alert federal authorities.” Yet, other parts of the article, including a later sentence claiming that multiple computers at the utility had been breached, remained intact.
The following morning, nearly 11 hours after changing the headline and rewriting the article to indicate that the grid itself was never breached and the “hack” was only an isolated laptop with malware, the Post still had not appended any kind of editorial note to indicate that it had significantly changed the focus of the article.
This is significant, as one driving force of fake news is that as much of 60% of the links shared on social media are shared based on the title alone, with the sharer not actually reading the article itself. Thus, the title assigned to an article becomes the story itself and the Post’s incorrect title meant that the story that spread virally through the national echo chamber was that the Russians had hacked into the US power grid.
Only after numerous outlets called out the Post’s changes did the newspaper finally append an editorial note at the very bottom of the article more than half a day later saying “An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.”
Yet, even this correction is not a true reflection of public facts as known. The utility indicated only that a laptop was found to contain malware that has previously been associated with Russian hackers. As many pointed out, the malware in question is actually available for purchase online, meaning anyone could have used it and its mere presence is not a guarantee of Russian government involvement. Moreover, a malware infection can come from many sources, including visiting malicious websites and thus the mere presence of malware on a laptop computer does not necessarily indicate that Russian government hackers launched a coordinated hacking campaign to penetrate that machine – the infection could have come from something as simple as an employee visiting an infected porn site on a work computer.
Even Snopes.com, the website everyone goes to, to foil any so called fake story was suspiciously silent on the matter.
Snopes, whose CEO David Mikkelson stands accused by ex-wife Barbara Mikkelson of embezzling company money to hire prostitutes, simply didn’t bother to report on the Post’s dangerous assertion Russian state actors had tampered with critical infrastructure.
On my Facebook page today, a listener wrote Headline : Russia hacks power grid. Truth: utility worker in Vermont looking at dirty pictures online and computer catches a virus.
In the Book of the Apocalypse, we are warned that nothing shall enter into heaven which defiles or makes an abomination through a lie.
Well-organized lies that are being used to deceive the consensus will most certainly destroy the trust of the people and will destroy us from within.
The lies generated by a government and fed to the media are definitely signs that we are on the verge of pervasive despotism.
This is dangerous. History shows us that when we allow the government to do as they wish, then, when the people finally question and protest that government’s actions, their consent will thereafter be obtained by force. Governments will lie, create manufactured crises, and demand compliance; very seldom will we see people give voluntary consent.
The media becomes useless as they encourage the people to allow themselves to be misgoverned by delivering misinformation and propaganda instead of useful information that keeps them safe.
The national security “Deep State” are now using a heavy hand to do battle with the American people and the world. Deep state may not just be American alphabet agencies trying to destroy one country — it is a cabal that has been organized to destabilize many countries so that they will fall into peril, bankruptcy and ruin.
Many times we have spoken about the open conspiracy of a gradual takeover of this planet, and the various governments and religions being forced into some strange and alien nationalist apotheosis.
The questions that keep us guessing are those that deal with the possibility of a single global elite with an agenda that goes beyond simply keeping itself very rich and wealthy at the expense of those whom they have enslaved financially.
There are certainly groups that want to rule the world for other reasons. With the increasing globalization of political and economic institutions, it has become easier for a relatively small group to deceive itself into quite staggeringly influential positions. One cabal in particular reveals alarmingly what a small group, driven by a fanatical belief system, can achieve from the shadows.
While many conspiracy writers and observers tend to talk about the material world within conspiracy history and those who always seem to have control in that world, the spiritual realm in which globalization thrives is a very frightening and somewhat complex thing to understand.
Politics and media bias dole out what people want to hear in order to prop up their prejudices and their need for some sort of justice for something they can’t define. Most won’t appreciate it when you attempt to even explain how the mainstream narrative tries to make everything so simple, so homogenized and so wrong.
Now they call it fake news, and in the same breath lie with their Orwellian newspeak.
The media has, to a degree at least, ceased to be a valid authority common to everyone in a given society.
This is dangerous territory and the American people need to be aware that this is a conspiracy that cannot win. No longer is it wise to have a “believe it is true” philosophy based on your cognitive prejudice.
It is the corporate media strategy to report what they are told. They feel no need to investigate, or to uncover certain withheld aspects of the case that the public has a right to know. It is up to independent journalists to do this job. It is up to us to inform and report what balls have been dropped in this game of information gathering.
Many people are aware of the infamous quote by Hitler’s master of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, where he speaks of “the Big Lie:”
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
Last year, I predicted there would be a brain drain that would occur just prior to a major event that would need loyalty from the media to keep the “big lie” secure and efficient.
The invasion of disinformation will be with us for some time.