COVID 19 – TaDa – INTRODUCING THE SOLUTION!

For all of you who think that Truthers are just crazy fanatics making stuff up… I wanted you to see that now they are coming right out and telling you… this was all about bringing in the NEW WORLD ORDER.   I know most of the  snowflakes will still be too blind to recognize the truth.  But here it is…

Premiered Mar 22, 2020
This is a special episode of What’s Up, Prof? where we discuss important information contained in a German government document that seems like a blueprint for a pandemic such as the coronavirus / SARS-CoV-2. We also discuss the Noahide laws and how all of this might pertain to the end time.

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Predictions from the Cult Classic, Steve Jackson, I-NWO Games

Predictions from the Illuminati Cards. Haven’t discussed these in a while. Here are some new predictions regarding the cards.

The latest edition of the game released in November 2018 is actually the 4th edition of the game. The 3rd edition was released in the late 1990s to early 2000s and was heavily redacted. The 2nd edition (most common type in internet images) with the black background versions which had more description (and in several cases different titles) were released between 1989 and 1995.

The 1st edition was a very basic card that more resembled chance and community chest Monopoly cards were released in 1983… This game has been around for a very long time…
Illuminati is a standalone card game made by Steve Jackson Games, inspired by the 1975 book, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. The game has ominous secret societies competing with each other to control the world through various means, including legal, illegal, and even mystical.Wikipedia

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You can see by this map that the outbreak is spreading exponentially.

How much longer do we have? Just Take A Look…

Map Timelapse of the Coronavirus

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Authorities shut down a street in Boston and dozens were transported from a Marriot Hotel to the hospital to be tested for coronavirus.

COVID-19 Cases Doubling in New York and Boston over the last 24 hours, ”Out Of Control”!

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Mar 9, 2020
The whole country of Italy is now on lockdown, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced at a news conference. Conte said the measure was taken in order to protect citizens, especially the most fragile individuals. #CNN #News

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Coronavirus was planned – A Synopsis of devilish coincidences

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Coronavirus was planned – A Synopsis of devilish coincidences

It can be said milder, the virus was “predicted”.

Forget about Vanga, Nostradamus, Zarathustra, the holy elders, astrology and even the Bible. Nowadays, cartoons, books, films, magazine covers and comics are engaged in predictions. And unlike the gray-haired and bearded seers of the past, the new prediction formats work precisely, on time and with meticulous details. No more tarot cards, no stars, no coffee grounds, fiction reads. Just flip through comics and you will be happily satisfied.

When the official 9/11 version was publicly ‘distributed’, people looked away from the numerous hints of text, visual, digital and other evidence that preceded the terrorist attack with the Twin Towers in 2001. Then, the Internet was not really there. But when it appeared, the conspiracy theorists gasped – the public info space was just dotted with dozens of subtle and crude hints about the upcoming landmark event, from The Simpsons to cult films.

Well, what conclusion did they draw? – But no. To anyone even in the eyes, but they are all God’s dew.

They will not pay attention to some egregious facts if they have to redo their cherished and harmonious picture of the world because of them? If the pieces of the puzzles do not fit into the benevolent concept developed over the years, we will throw them out. We will pretend that they are not.

Now this virus is crowned a King.

It turns out that it is also predicted more than once. Not as blatantly as 9/11, but there is something.

Forty years ago, Dean Kunz’s book Eyes of Darkness was published. Fiction, fiction, horror. One of the pages mentions biological weapons from China, specifically from Wuhan, which will destroy everyone. And it is called, although not directly into the coronavirus, not Covid-19, but no less clearly – ” Wuhan 400 “.

“They call the stuff ‘Wuhan-400’ because it was developed at their RDNA labs ourside of the city of Wuhan, and it was the 400th viable strain of man-made microorganisms created at that research center

… Wuhan-400 is the perfect weapon.It afflicts only human beings. No other living creature can carry it…. Like syphilis, Wuhan-400 cannot exist outside a living body for more than a minute, which means that it will not constantly pollute objects or entire places, like anthrax and other virulent microorganisms…. When the carrier dies, the Wuhan-400 inside it also perishes, as soon as the body temperature of the corpse drops below 30C…. the Chinese will be able to use Wuhan 400 to destroy a city or country, and then they will not need to carry out complex and costly decontamination before they come and seize power”

No matter what the book itself is about, we are interested in the following fact: how did Dean Koontz predicted witch such an accuracy, the place where the deadly pandemic would come from 40 years ago? Perhaps he knew something? Who whispered it to him?

The Internet in a panic, shoves amazed users with “revealing” articles stating that in the original edition of the 1981 book, instead of Chinese Wuhan, there was Russia! And the virus was called Gorki-400. However, when the book was reprinted in 2008, the author somehow corrected Russia with China. See, the plans of the elite have changed.

Whistleblowers also reassure agitated citizens that the symptoms described in the book are different from the current coronavirus. So, in the book of Koontz, the virus is 100% deadly, instantly contagious, but animals do not get sick, and it cannot exist outside the human body. And in real life, as we know, on the contrary, it was transmitted from animals to humans, is not fatal for everyone, and lives on the surface for a considerable time (data varies from several minutes to several days).
Well, you don’t expect a detailed description from the book, the author needs to somehow cover up the information that he received from somewhere. And the details of the plan were apparently refined over time. The writer, by the way, is alive and well.

An excerpt from Sylvia Browne, another author (died in 2013) circulates on the networks.

Medium, hypnotherapist, psychic. Organized and led the Nirvana Parapsychological Center. Famous for her predictions of the future.

“In around 2020, a serious pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe attacking the lungs and bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more buffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will disappear as quickly as it arrived, then attack again 10 years later, and then disappear completely.”

Interestingly, this prediction was made in 2008 as well as the reprint of Dean Koontz’s book.

Next, let’s go to the easy genre.

The Simpsons. Virus prediction in 2013. No, not a coronavirus, but in general. Well, in particular, the phrase “Ebola virus” will flash on the screen. As you know, the Ebola epidemic happened a year later, in 2014. But here we are interested in the methodology itself, demonstrated in the cartoon. How the virus is invented at a meeting of very important uncles, how they decide to choose as a carrier what almost everyone has in their house – cats . Cat flu! How the virus comes in a package from China to Japan. Here is a technology that conspiracy theorists know about, and normal people stubbornly deny.

The Simpsons series serves as a drain of information. What did they not “predict”, from Trump’s victory to 9/11?.

But in the French Asterix comic series (there is also an English version) for 2017, Coronavirus rises to its full height. This is the name of one of the characters. He wears a mask!

“Asterix is ​​a comic book series about the adventures of the Gallic warriors in the Roman Empire during the era of Julius Caesar. The current illustration, written by Thibaut Delay, was shown in the 37th edition of the comic book in 2017, showing a crusader in a mask named Coronavirus and his partner Bacillus (lat . from bacteria).”

Well, the shock bomb of our review –The cover of the journal Economist , which has a reputation for making charades with hints of the most important events of the coming year.

Coronavirus “Covid-19” began to spread at the end of 2019. And here is the cover of the Economist for 2019 (made back in 2018).

The sad panda between Trump and Putin symbolizes China. The word panda is also short for pandemia.

Xi Jinping is not visible. By the way, where is he? He has completely disappeared from the news.

A frail bunch of four horsemen of the Apocalypse appears a little lower and to the left of Putin: Pestilence, War, Hunger and Death.

“But the most interesting detail on the cover is the image of a strange animal that many took for an anteater. And only now it became clear that it was a pangolin . … whose appearance on the cover did not find any interpretation until February 7, 2020 , when the information was announced that the metagenomes of coronavirus pangolin and infected people are almost identical.”

In other words, this scaly strange beast that the Chinese eat as a treat is now officially named the cause of the transmission of coronavirus from animal to human.

The question is, how did the “economist” know? In 2018, there was no smell of any virus yet, not to mention this strange animal.

If you have not reviewed my article on the COVID 19 and the Pangolin… you can find it here:

COVID 19 – PANGOLIN CONNECTION – THE ELITE & THE HUNT

In addition to all of the above, there are the famous Illuminati game cards, a comic game of conspiracy theory, where all sorts of conspiracy horror stories are collected on separate cards. The game was created in the 80s, there were reprints and additional cards were issued.

By 1999, the set of cards had not changed. Conspirologists made a lot of noise that the game predicted the key moments of the September 11, 2001 attack, such as the explosion of the Twin Towers, and the blow to the Pentagon.

But we are interested in a card called Epidemic:

A mask, gloves, disinfectant, and in the background mountains of bodies packed in black body bags …

Summary?

It is given in the post title.

The epidemic was planned. Coronavirus, as a natural and accidental phenomenon that arose naturally in nature, does not exist. It did not pass on to man either from bats or from scaly moths.

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SMOKING GUN PROOF THAT ILLUMINATI PLANN…S AGO TO BRING DOWN OUR CULTURE: Part 3
Title: “SMOKING GUN”PROOF THAT ILLUMINATI PLANNED TERRIBLE
EVENTS MANY YEARS AGO TO BRING DOWN OUR CULTURE: Part 3

 

 

 

Subtitle: Events are occurring now, weakening the Old World
Order so the New can be established. You will be surprised to
learn how many of the recent events of our society are designed to
enhance the new global dictatorship of which Antichrist will take
control. It is later than you think! Events foretold In The 1995
Illuminati Card Game — “Stage Being Set”
The New World Order is coming! Are you ready? Once you
understand what this New World Order really is, and how it is
being gradually implemented, you will be able to see it progressing
in your daily news!!
Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones!
Stand by for insights so startling you will never look at the news the same way again.

YOU ARE NOW ON
THE CUTTING EDGE
INTRODUCTION – BACKGROUND

We have covered the background of Steve Jackson  and his S.J. Games in NEWS1753, and strongly urge you to read it so you will understand the
implications of the attempt of the government to shut Jackson down before he could get his Illuminati Card Game to the market. Jackson knew
the specific plans of the Illuminati by which they could slowly dissolve the Old World Order — based largely on Christian principles in Western Societies
— and replace it with the New World Order,
complete with the appearance of Antichrist. We encourage you to read this above previous article, for we consider it “Smoking Gun Proof” that the
Illuminati had planned the attacks of 9/11 many years before that terrible event. 
In this article, we shall discuss the events that have already occurred, or which are in the process of occurring, which literally “set the stage” for the final.

Resources to aid your
Understanding

Attorney-General John
Ashcroft’s Concentration
Camp Program— Audio Tape
Panopticon — Big Brother’s
Eye Are Watching Us –
Audio Tape

“Birth Pangs” by which Antichrist will arise. Because the Illuminati has thoroughly controlled both Mass Media and the Public School System since World War I, most people never realize how propagandized they are; literally, these institutions have built a “propaganda box” around our minds so we look at society the way the Illuminati wants us to look at it. We encourage you to watch the video movie, “The Truman Show”, for every person educated in Western Society has had a mental box built for him or her; we live our lives much as Truman lived his whole life on a huge movie set, not realizing that he was not living in the “real” world. Every child entering public school in First Grade has entered a training institution of the Illuminati, to be trained in the way he should go, for when he is old, he shall not depart from the path. Few people ever realize how completely the Illuminati has trained us all in Public Schools to think the way they want us to think. We have written an article on this subject, “Breaking Out Of The Mental Box:
Learning To Think In The Opposite Direction In Order To Find The Truth”, NEWS1558. If you have not yet read this article, we urge you to do so now as preparation for reading the rest of this article.

PLANNED EVENTS THAT SET THE STAGE

Weather Control and Weather Warfare
The bottom portion of the card, “International Weather” reads: “All Places you control, you get a +6 to defend against any Disaster …
but any Disaster you visit upon a rival, except in Space, has a +4 Power.”
The bottom portion of the card, “Weather Satellite” reads: “Real weather satellites don’t just report the weather, they change it. You may increase by 10, or decrease by 4, the power of any Hurricane, Rain … or Tornado. You may increase by 4, or decrease by 2, the power of any other Attack to Destroy …”

The information the write-up on each of these two cards gives us startling information, so let us examine what we have just learned!
1. The write-up on the “International Weather” card tells us several critically important factors:
…..a. “All Places you control” tells us that the Illuminati can control the weather in “Places” on earth
…..b. “to defend against any Disaster” tells us that Weather Warfare truly exists, and needs to be ………defended against!
…..c. “Disaster you visit upon a rival” tells us that nations are capable of wreaking natural disasters ………upon each other; however, remember that it is the worldwide Illuminati who is ultimately in ………control of all events, at least until the Antichrist arises.
…. d. “except in Space” tells us that at least some Weather Warfare weapons transit Space.
2. The write-up on the “Weather Satellite” card tells us several other critically important factors:
      a. “Real weather satellites don’t just report the weather, they change it” tells us that satellites are                 used either to send out the signals to control the weather in a particular location, or that the                   signals are passed through the satellites. This is consistent with our understanding of Weather               Control and Warfare.
      b. “You may increase by 10, or decrease by 4, the power of any Hurricane, Rain … or Tornado” tells             us that hurricanes and tornados can be created and manipulated. Again, this is consistent with               our understanding.
      c. “the power of any other Attack to Destroy …” tells us that huge natural disasters such as                             hurricanes or tornados are created, steered, and manipulated in order to destroy a specific                       target
These specific cards deliver heavy-duty revelations, but they tell us nothing that Cutting Edge has not been teaching now for five years. We have created a section entitled, “Weather Control” that contains our major articles detailing how weather is controlled today, and how the threat of natural disasters used as weapons is so terrifying that the United Nations even passed an international law “forbidding” nations from using such weapons against each other. However, the treaty does not forbid leaders of a nation from using this technology against their own citizens! Remember this fact as Hurricane Isabel bears down upon us.

Let us quickly review some facts in case you have not read these articles in our Weather Control section. Not only can hurricanes and typhoons be created, they can be dissolved and they can be steered! There is no reason whatsoever that a hurricane should ever devastate any land anymore.


Consider this news article published not too many years ago.


NEWS BRIEF: “Malaysia to Battle Smog With Cyclones”, by Chen May Yee, Staff Reporter of the Wall Street

Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, November 13, 1997, page A19.

“KULA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s war on smog is about to get a new twist. The government wants to create manmade cyclones to scrub away the haze that has plagued Malaysia since July. ‘We will use special technology to

create an artificial cyclone to clean the air’, said Datuk Law Hieng Ding, minister for science, technology and the environment. The plan calls for the use of new Russian technology to create cyclones — the giant storms also known as typhoons and hurricanes — to cause torrential rains, washing the smoke out of the air. The Malaysian cabinet and the finance minister have approved the plan, Datuk Law said. A Malaysian company, BioCure Sdn. Bhd., will sign a memorandum of understanding soon with a government-owned Russian party to produce the cyclone. “Datuk Law declined to disclose the size of the cyclone to be generated, or the mechanism. ‘The details I don’t have’, he said. He did say, though, that the cyclone generated would be ‘quite strong’. Datuk Law also declined to disclose the price of creating the cyclone.”

This article was written by the prestigious Wall Street Journal, and it reports — very matter of factly — that Malaysia is ordering a cyclone just as someone might order some lawn furniture from a catalog! We also learned that the Russians do have the capability of creating such a huge storm for a fee. Also unsaid, but inferred, is that this cyclone could be steered or controlled so that it would come close enough to Malaysia to clear away the haze that was bedeviling that nation, but not so close it would cause any damage. Further, the nations close to Malaysia are not quoted as being overly concerned that this most powerful of storms might accidentally hit their shores.


One Cutting Edge subscriber, an American living in Moscow — called our office to talk about Weather Control and Warfare. He said that, if he mentioned weather control to an American, he would be looked at as though he had three heads; however, the average Russian accepts weather control as a normal factor of life. Almost daily, some Russian “Weather Modification” company is advertising their services, and such companies are now public! However, Americans lag so far behind in our thinking and our understanding that we still wrongly conclude these many and terrible disasters to be “Acts of God”.


For full details, read NEWS1694.

But, for those who wish to create such a series of devastating events over a period of time that people will accept a radical change for a New World Order [Read NEWS1855 for full details], powerful storms can be very effective. A hurricane produces enough devastation that it disrupts normal life in the community. It can force people from their homes, leaving them to police and/or military control, especially if Martial Law is imposed. Finally, people who have suffered grievous losses are dependent upon FEMA if their home insurance will not cover all the loss; thus, people are led to trust the very wolf that will one day eat them!

Finally, one day — after a number of horrendous natural disasters have hit this country and throughout the world — a spiritual “superman” will arise on the world scene, and will announce that the reason America has been suffering so much is that our Industrial Civilization is imposing stresses on “Mother Gaia” (“Mother Earth”) that are intolerable to the goddess; therefore, Mother Gaia has finally started to take manners in her own hands by imposing these disasters. Then, Antichrist will order that “Re-Wilding” be carried out throughout the world [Read NEWS1368], a draconian plan in which most of the land in the world will be set aside, prohibiting mankind from carrying out any “human activity”. All humans will be shoved into very tightly controlled land areas. The USA map in NEWS1368 tells the story, so we suggest you study it carefully. Note that virtually the entire East Coast is designated either “Core Reserves — Little or No Human Use” or Buffer Zones — Highly Regulated”. This area is precisely the areas affected by Atlantic hurricanes!

The bottom portion of this card reads: “This device can act once per
turn. It can increase the Power of any attack or destroy a Place, or of
any Disaster, by 2.”

Once again, the capabilities described in this card are consistent with what we have been
teaching on Weather Control and Warfare. Using HAARP or scalar waves, any place on earth
may be triggered to tremor, and a very “natural” looking earthquake will result. earthquake phenomenon might be the most terrifying of all natural disasters, since people cannot live without a solid foundation. Entire city structures are based upon buildings having dependable foundations. Therefore, since the New World Order Plan envisions eliminating cities, we might expect that earthquakes would be a preferred weapon of choice. Severe earthquakes might result in the wholesale evacuation of cities.

Scientists can also create earthquakes by changing the “composition or structure of the earth”. This technology is “Tesla Technology” first perfected by the Russians! Such capability means that scientists afar off, pulling certain levers, can create earthquakes wherever they want, and probably, of the intensity they desire. It is one thing for people to live in such earthquake prone areas like California, thinking they will just “take their chances” of an earthquake killing them. But, it is another matter, indeed, for people living in these earthquake prone areas to understand they are in a hunter’s rifle scope!! Of course, the “rifle” being aimed at them is not a traditional rifle, but the weapon of Weather Control that can produce earthquakes wherever and whenever they choose, of whatever intensity they choose.


Today, the Yellowstone Super Volcano seems to be getting ready to erupt. We feel it highly likely, as we explain in NEWS1852, that Yellowstone may have been steadily building up as the result of 27 solid years of the Russians “pinging” our Pacific Northwest with their “Woodpecker” scalar waves! But, when that volcano blows, it will seem as though it occurred “naturally”.

Since many earthquakes are created by strong and abrupt magma flowing through the geological “plumbing” beneath the earth, it is possible that the planned 9.0 earthquake against Los Angeles (“Behold A Pale Horse”,
William Cooper) may occur because Yellowstone has suddenly sent massive quantities of magma against the faults deep under that city.


The bottom of the

“Emergency Order” card
reads: “This card may be
played at any time, and counts as the action for the group it affects … The Power for one
Government group is increased to +6. Link this card to your chosen Government group.’

 

Once again, we see that this card immediately increases government control and power. As the picture clearly indicates, these Emergency Powers are conceived to be imposed by government agencies. Note the lowranking soldier in this picture is roughly handling a dark-skinned minority person; however, do not be deceived as to whom the Emergency Powers is directed against, for the greatest “minority group” the Illuminati fears is the Fundamental, Born Again Christian.

The Illuminati Plan foresees the deliberate instigation of terrible calamities, brought on by wars, natural disasters, and urban lawlessness; as a means to restore the order they have disrupted, our leaders will announce they must impose Martial Law, suspend the Constitution, our liberties and our freedoms. They will explain that they have to “temporarily” take away these freedoms before they can restore “Law and Order”. And that brings us to the next card, pictured above:

The bottom of the “Law and Order” card reads: “Increase the power of all Conservative groups by +2. Increase the power of all Straight groups by 2. Increase the power of all Straight Conservative groups by +3. This card replaces any Yellow NWO card in play.”

At first glance, I was puzzled by the fact that this card was supposed to give additional powers to Conservative groups, because they are the one of the first groups on the target list. However, I remembered how Hitler redefined “Conservative” once he came to power. His Brown Shirt thugs and other supporters were suddenly the new “Conservatives” while the patriot groups who had been known as the Conservatives were suddenly devalued and targeted for either intimidation or destruction. That is the reality today, for the New World Order of Bush/Clinton/Bush is Nazism revived [Read NEWS1004].

Notice the severe warning of the last sentence: “This card replaces any Yellow NWO card in play.”


“Law and Order”, once it is in play, will replace all other strategies for imposing the global dictatorship

because it will be the “iron fist” that will pummel the opposition to death so the New World Order can be instituted. All the other strategies were designed to get us to the iron fisted “Law and Order” stage.

The bottom of the “Death To All Fanatics” card reads: “If there’s one
thing we can’t stand, it’s intolerance … Requires Illuminati or Fanatic
Action(s).”

The Illuminati truly cannot stand any “fanatics”, whether they be from Christianity, or Muslim, or Jewish religions. In the mid-1980’s, I noticed that the news media suddenly began calling Muslim suicide bombers
“fundamentalists”, a term usually reserved for Christians who were very serious about their faith and about the soul-winning that accompanies an active faith. When Muslim clerics began to complain about calling suicide bombers “fundamentalists” because there was nothing in the Koran that encouraged suicide, my concerns multiplied. At this point in time, I had little knowledge of the New World Order or its draconian plans, but I had been trained in U.S. Army Intelligence to spot a propaganda campaign. This sudden change in terms smacked of the beginning of a propaganda campaign to me.

Now, I know that this was the beginning of just such a campaign to lump all “fanatics” into the same sorry barrel, so they can be dealt with severely at the appointed time. Notice also this picture, for it portrays who is going to be doing some of the killing for the Illuminati. People are going to be turned against their own families during the time of the Tribulation; family members zealous for Antichrist are going to be viciously turning against Born Again family members. What did Jesus foretell?

“… a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” [Matt 10:36]

While Jesus uttered this warning to all Christians of every era, it has great application in the End of the Age. You see, the Kingdom of Antichrist is going to be one of those times in world history in which a fervor of love for, and loyalty to, the top leader (Antichrist) will become the supreme devotion of many, many people. They will turn in a minute against any member of their own household who will not profess the same degree of love toward the supreme leader that they have, and if that person in the house actually opposes the supreme leader, even grandma might take up the butcher knife!
The bottom of the “Martyrs” card reads: “Play this card at any time to give +10 Power or Resistance (your choice) to any Peaceful group you control.”

In Israel recently, a young peace protester was run down by a tank and thoroughly crushed by the tank-treads. This picture portrays that reality strongly. The idea behind this picture is that the government will rule over all “peace” protesters — actually, any protester — with an iron fist. If anyone publicly protests, they must realize they might be the one crushed beneath the tank treads!

The bottom of this card reads: “Good thoughts are now required.
Increase the power of all Liberal groups by +3. All Conservative groups
with a Power of only 1 become criminal as well.”

What interesting — and correct — insight this card provides! The “Thought Police” are definitely coming, as a discerning reader of the news knows right well! Ever since the Vietnam War, Liberals have loudly proclaimed
their right to speak whatever is on their mind, even if it is vulgar, without class, or plainly wrong; however, these same Liberals have always sought to shut down everyone else’s right to speak their mind. During the Vietnam War Era, this tendency meant only that people were shouted down in public; but, since that time,
whenever Liberals have controlled an institution — like colleges — they have always sought to deny the right of their opponents to speak anything that would run counter to the Liberal mindset.

The New World Order will carry this tendency to a “murderous” extreme. The victim on the left has just died because he “used an insensitive pronoun”, while the victim on the right has just died because he “ate flesh of dead animals”, probably at an Outback Steak House! Seriously, a vegetarian diet will be mandated and all eating of animals will be strongly outlawed. After all, as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has always taught us, human beings are just animals that, for this moment in Evolution, are higher on the evolutionary ladder; therefore, there is no practical difference between a pig, a cow, a chicken, or a human.

While it is perfectly reasonable for these type of people to kill a human being still in the womb, it is
outrageously wrong for you to kill an animal to eat!

Finally, notice that all Conservative Groups who are weak and cannot defend themselves are to be classified as “criminal” under this new system. Actually, the game differs from the real plan at this point because all Conservative Groups are planned to be classified as criminal, no matter how large or small, or how powerful or weak they are — for they will all be weaker than the central government.
New Age author, William Cooper, said that the net is going to be drawn so tightly, if a person just has taken the wrong magazine subscription in his lifetime, he will be arrested and killed. Welcome to the final stage of the New World Order. New Agers call this stage the “cleansing”.

The bottom of this card reads: “All Government groups in your Power
Structure gain the ability to listen in on phone conversations
worldwide … Increase the Power of all your Government groups by +2.
You are also totally immune to the Phone Freaks. If you ever have no
Government groups, you must discard this Resource.”

As we head into the all-pervasive surveillance society, think of this card and of the overall surveillance plan it represents. Ponder carefully the points:

1. “All Government groups in your Power Structure gain the ability to listen in on phone conversations
worldwide” — All governments — local, state, and federal, can listen in on your phone conversations! “All” governments! Today, the government can monitor your phones, your cell phones, your faxes, and your emails. While Christians are not too concerned because we do not do anything against the law, the fact remains that no society can long remain free whose government is aggressively spying on its citizens. How can this be, you ask, if the government is simply trying to catch thieves, crooks, and terrorists? The answer is simple: the government is NOT just interested in catching the above groups of people, but is most interested in repressing all citizens with whom it disagrees, either in religion or in politics. As we reported in NEWS1553, the Bush Administration redefined who constitutes a terrorist “way back” on October 3, 2001, only a few weeks after the 9/11 attacks.
2. “If you ever have no Government groups, you must discard this Resource.” In other words, only the
government is going to possess this authority. No private group will possess either the equipment nor the authority to wiretap phones and to intercept and read all other types of communications! Our Founding Fathers understood that a “Right To Personal Privacy” is absolutely indispensable in maintaining a society. They knew the recent history in England and Europe, of the all-pervasive secret police that terrified and bedeviled ordinary citizens so the king could maintain his absolute dictatorship. In modern history, every tyrant has created an allpervasive secret police immediately upon taking power. With modern technology, we are at the point where the government’s secret police can be suffocatingly effective. What is the end result toward which this unprecedented surveillance is taking us?

The Bible tells us:

“… that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” [Rev 13:17]

When the unprecedented bank mergers began to occur in the late 1980’s, continuing all the way through the decade of the 1990’s, I knew the New World Order Plan was in play. The ultimate economic goal of the New World Order is Fascism. There are three types of economies in the world:
Capitalism, Communism, and Fascism.

* Capitalism is that type of economy in which private individuals own the Means of Production, i.e., the factories and the mines. The companies founded by these private individuals then compete openly with one
another in the Marketplace. No one tells the owners what to produce, or how much to produce, or how much to charge. Competition is the primary determinant of prices, and careful attention to the needs and wants of the people within this type of economy determines how much is produced. Capitalism may have its faults, but it has produced the highest standard of living in history for her citizens.
* Communism is that type of economy in which the State owns the Means of Production. Companies are told what to produce, when to produce it, and how much they can charge. This type of control is supposedly enacted in the interests of the “people”, to ensure that they are treated “fairly”. However, history has shown that Communism never works; rather, it delivers the most wretched conditions on earth for its citizens.
* Fascism was the economic system of Nazi Germany, National Socialist Italy, and Imperial Japan. Today, only Japan retains this system. In Fascism, private individuals retain control over the Means of Production, thereby ensuring that the key element which makes Capitalism work so well is kept in place. However, the Government intervenes to control how much is produced of any item, how many competitors can be making the same item, and how much they can charge. Therefore, the potential for the most profit lies within the Fascist economy! The experiment with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan proved that Fascism does work. We have seen that the proper coordination between Government and Capitalism does work.

The economy planned for the New World Order is Fascist; therefore, the private Captains of Western Industry are most anxious for this new system to begin, so they can begin to reap the rewards of dramatically increased profits. Since a Fascist government heavily regulates how many competitors can make the same product, the number of companies is going to shrink dramatically. For example, there may only be one or two car companies worldwide! Therefore, in the “Preparatory Period” leading up to the actual Kingdom of Antichrist, it makes sense for the process of only a few companies in the world making the same type of product or offering the same type of service to begin voluntarily through mergers, buyouts, and even bankruptcies! This Bank Merger card is a perfect addition to the Illuminati Card Game.

The bottom of “Market Manipulation” reads: “This card may be used at
any time. Remove the Action tokens from any one Corporate group (if
you choose) and any or all Bank groups. This does not count as an
action.”

 

 

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Truly, the Stock Market is being manipulated. New World Order planners definitely have a global economic collapse planned that will aid mightily in bringing their Masonic Christ to the world scene. Let us examine one interesting quote from New Age Christian author, Bill Cooper:

“… it was discovered that an economy obeyed the same laws as electricity and that all of the mathematical theory and practical and computer know-how developed for the electronic field could be directly applied in the study of economics … human life is measured in dollars … the recipients become state property … those who get hooked on the economic drug must go to the elite for a fix. In this, the method of introducing large amounts of stabilizing capacitance is by borrowing on the future ‘credit’ of the world. This … consists of performing an action and leaving the system before the reflected reaction returns to the point of action — a delayed reaction. The means of surviving the reaction is by changing the system before the reaction can begin …and the electric spark generated when opening a switch connected to an active inductor is mathematically analogous to the initiation of war.” [“Behold A Pale Horse”, p. 45-48]

Once the Illuminati understood that an economy acted to stimuli in the same manner as does an electronic circuit, they began to plan to first build up the economy and then tear it down in order to so panic the people that they will accept the “supernatural” intervention of The Christ. You see, before the accumulated debts of consumers and nations gets to the point of absolute collapse, World War III is scheduled to occur, analogous to “opening a switch connected to an active inductor”. Through the smoke, dust, and destruction of this war,  Antichrist is to come striding, presenting himself as a religious Messiah figure whom so many religions are expecting; he will also present himself as the “economic messiah” that will set matters right in the new, global economy. In this model, the initiation of war is likened to the opening of a switch to allow electric current to flow to an active inductor.

This is one of the reasons World War III must be initiated; our debt load has reached a level that cannot be supported any longer. How does a world war help the debt load. Cooper again explains Illuminati thinking:

“They must eventually resort to war to ‘balance the account’, because war ultimately is merely the act of destroying the creditor … Since most of the general public will not exercise restraint, there are only two alternatives to reduce the ‘economic inductance’ of the system. 1) Let the populace bludgeon each other to death in war, which will only result in the total destruction of the living earth; or 2) Take control of the world by the use of economic ‘silent weapons’ in a form of ‘quiet warfare’ and reduce the economic inductance of the world to a safe level by a process of  benevolent slavery and genocide.” [Ibid., p. 49]

Therefore, when World War III occurs, you will know that the “account” is merely being balanced by a
“process of benevolent slavery and genocide.” This is Illuminati thinking!

Even though the existing financial markets throughout the world will suffer collapse during World War III, the time period of the actual collapse will be short enough that, when Antichrist arises, confidence in him and in his program will be sufficiently strong that he and the international bankers may be able to resurrect a global economy based upon a global currency.

One former Satanist, Doc Marquis, told me that the Illuminati had decided that Americans would never accept the Kingdom of Antichrist unless they felt wealthy right up to the point of World War III. Then, once Antichrist gets on the world scene, Americans will very enthusiastically support him as he promises to restore their wealth! Marquis said that the Illuminati was so determined to keep the American stock market high that they would even go to the extreme of using the most powerful witchcraft in the world to keep it up. The stock market crash can only occur at the same time that the political war is about to occur; furthermore, the world’s religions must also be at the point where a charismatic leader, supported by a False Religious Prophet, can lead the world to a merged religious system. Once the political and religious situations are at the right point, the stock market collapse will, indeed, be triggered, and will “come out of left field” for most investors.

With the Illuminati this determined to keep the Stock Markets from collapsing prematurely, before the other segments are ready, you can see how much they control the markets. Truly, the symbolism in the card is correct: the power of the Illuminati IS greater than all the cash and other assets in the markets combined! The most striking feature of this card is that the Illuminist All-Seeing Eye is inside a pyramid that is heavier than all the money in the marketplace! Notice how the pyramid is sagging lower than all the cash on the other side of the balance scale.

I think we are witnessing the point where all three major segments are ready to go into play at the same time. The markets are skating on thin ice; politics seems about ready to cause World War III to explode; all major religions are ready to follow the lead of the Roman Catholic Pope into the global New World Order religion. Antichrist seems close at hand.

CONCLUSION

In Parts 1, 2, and now 3 of this series, we have emphasized the many
disasters the Illuminati has planned for us, to so panic us that we will
accept any plan their superman puts forth as a “solution” to the very
disasters they have created. The attacks of 9/11, planned natural disasters,
wars throughout the globe, economic collapse, and other disasters, are all
planned to bring down the Old World Order so it can be replaced by the
New World Order.

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And these cards of the Illuminati Card Game capture each element very nicely. Now, this game even has a “Combined Disasters Card” — very appropriately, I may add.

The bottom of this card reads: “By playing this card, you may combine two Disasters on the same target! You must play both of the Disaster cards, as well. Pick one Disaster to be the ‘main’ one and follow all the instructions on its card. Add the Power (but none of the other effects) of the other Disaster.”

As Bill Cooper stated in his book, “Behold A Pale Horse”:

“It is true that without the population or the bomb problem, the elect would use some other excuse to bring about the New World Order. They have plans to bring about things like earthquakes, war, the Messiah, extraterrestrial landing, and economic collapse. They might bring about all of these things just to make … sure that it does work. They will do whatever is necessary to succeed. The Illuminati has all the bases covered … Can you imagine what would happen if Los Angeles is hit with a 9.0 quake, New York City is destroyed by a terrorist-planted atomic bomb, World War III breaks out in the Middle East, the banks and the stock markets collapse, Extraterrestrials land on the White House lawn, food disappears from the shelves, some people disappear, the Messiah presents himself to the world, and all in a very short period of time?” [Page 177]

And, the Illuminati Card Game — created from 1990-1995 — catches all the parts of this draconian plan! Truly, the End of the Age seems nigh.

Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.

If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.

We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order — Kingdom of Antichrist — in their daily news.

Finally, we would love to hear from you.  
You can contact us by mail or email.
God bless you.

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The following intelligence is derived from sources inside the US Government and shared with us by a reliable source.

It is estimated that by March 25th, things will have deteriorated to alarming levels in the United States.

According to sources the U.S. military has activated HPCON (Health Protection Condition – Charlie, the second-highest level behind Delta), placing bases in hot spots at nearly the highest level of alert and CONUS (Continental United States) at the second level.  According to the HPCON chart from the US Army we are currently at level “C” where close contact is not advised. Level “D” -the highest- and essentially means widespread quarantines/lockdowns and military intervention..

Government agencies as well as Congress are very close to implementing full COOP plans.  COOP is an acronym for “Continuation Of Operations,” where federal agencies impose their own kind of lockdown, limiting activities only to those essential to the public. Non-essential employees would already be furloughed until the crisis passes.

Keep your eyes on the USPS.  When they begin to limit deliveries to only a few days a week, it is cause for alarm.  Locally (where where infection rate is high)- The Postmaster has the authority to enact curtailment as needed to protect his/her employees.

This factor alone will  cause severe financial distress for most Americans and possible riots.

Prepare, and keep your wits.

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Your Army

Army goes to HPCON Charlie across all bases, Delta for contingency forces

The Army will raise the health protection condition to HPCON Charlie across all installations to align with other bases near Washington, D.C., the Army said Tuesday afternoon.

Joint Base Andrews and other installations in the D.C. area went to HPCON Charlie earlier in the week in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The move came as the Pentagon also reported what it believes is the first death of a DoD worker who tested positive for the virus.

HPCON Charlie indicates substantial risk and sustained community transmission of the COVID-19 disease. The highest level is HPCON Delta, which indicates severe risk and widespread community transmission.

Contingency response forces will go to HPCON Delta, though a list of all the units that includes was not immediately available, Army headquarters officials said over the telephone. The 82nd Airborne Division, for instance, maintains elements ready to deploy within 18 hours of notification to hotspots around the world.

“To further protect our contingency response forces from exposure to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking extra precautions and placing them under an HPCON Delta status,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville said in a statement. “We are committed to maintaining the Army’s fighting strength by reducing the spread of this virus while simultaneously maintaining dynamic force employment capabilities.”

HPCON Charlie will require installations to limit all access to essential personnel only and will limit the numbers of access points, Army headquarters said in a press release. All unit personnel are expected to follow all social distancing guidance to continue protecting our force, they added.

HPCON Delta requires soldiers to remain at home for extended periods of time, and restricts movement in the surrounding community.

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BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY
OF THE AIR FORCE
AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION 10-2519
10 DECEMBER 2019
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This publication implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 10-25, Air Force Emergency
Management, and Global Campaign Plan (GCP) for Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Disease
(PI&ID) 3551-13, Department of Defense Global Campaign Plan for Pandemic Influenza and
Infectious Disease. It also supports the World Health Organization, International Health
Regulations, Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 6440.03, DoD Laboratory Network
(DLN), DoDD 6400.04E, DoD Veterinary Public and Animal Health Services, DoDM 6025.18,
Implementation of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule
In DoD Health Care Programs, AFPD 10-2, Readiness, AFPD 10-26, Countering Weapons of
Mass Destruction, AFPD 48-1, Aerospace and Operational Medicine Enterprise, Air Force
Instruction (AFI) 10-208, Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program, and Air Force Manual
(AFMAN) 10-2502, Air Force Incident Management System (AFIMS) Standards and Procedures.
This document provides guidance to protect Air Force-led installations, assets, personnel, and base
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COVID-19: Army stands ready

By Devon L. Suits, Army News ServiceMarch 6, 2020

 
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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WASHINGTON — The Army is taking the necessary steps to combat the spread of COVID-19, all while simultaneously implementing measures to treat personnel impacted by the disease, the Army’s top medical officer said Thursday.

With the emerging concern over the spread of COVID-19, the safety and health of all service members have become one of DOD’s top priorities, said Thomas McCaffery, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

According to data collected on March 4, four people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus throughout the Department of Defense, McCaffery said, as he testified with other defense health officials before the House Committee on Appropriations’ defense subcommittee.

One Soldier and two dependents stationed in South Korea were among the four that recently tested positive for the virus, said Lt. Gen. Scott Dingle, the Army surgeon general.

Twelve others throughout the DOD are “suspected” to have the virus and are awaiting results, added McCaffery. In support, the department has distributed “force health protection guidance,” based mostly on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COVID-19 can be spread from person-to-person, either through close contact, or through contact with “respiratory droplets” that can be produced after a person coughs or sneezes, according to information on the CDC’s website. People tend to be the most contagious when they are symptomatic. However, there are reports of COVID-19 spreading before a person shows symptoms.

The released DOD guidance outlines proper health-care worker protection, along with ways to screen and report a patient when the virus is detected, McCaffery said. The documents also identify ways to self-protect against the virus, which includes proper hygiene practices.

The military health system is part of a broader interagency approach to combat COVID-19, McCaffery said. This ongoing joint initiative, which includes the CDC and National Institute of Health, is working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, along with a separate anti-viral therapy.

It will take months before a vaccine starts the clinical trial process, he added. Once a vaccine moves past its trial phase, the Food and Drug Administration will start its research and analysis process, which could take several years to complete.

“Similarly, (with the) anti-viral therapy, we might be closer in terms of having something usable. It is actually in clinical trials right now and testing for efficacy,” he said.

Coinciding with the DOD’s methodology, the Army is taking a “three-pronged approach to prevent, detect, and treat,” COVID-19, Dingle said.

“Prevention is the education awareness of all the Soldiers and family members within an installation commander’s or senior commander’s footprint,” Dingle said. “The detection piece (includes) screenings, that we are doing … to verify the presence,” of the disease.

If the virus were to spread, the Army stands ready, having “pandemic response plans” at all installations, Dingle added.

The best way to prevent the illness is to avoid exposure, according to the CDC. In South Korea, leaders have already released guidance to limit the mass congregation of personnel, Dingle said.

And while operations continue in the area, Soldiers and families are also reminded to avoid contact with people that are sick, and to avoid touching their eyes, ears and nose. Further, common use areas and items should be frequently sanitized.

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PART #2: Roota’s 2020 Timeline (Clif High & Bix Weir)

Mar 2, 2020
This may be the most important video you will watch to prepare you for “Year Zero”…aka 2020! Join the Private Road for Bix’s Roota 2020 Timeline- http://www.roadtoroota.com/public/10.cfm

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We must invent a new world order now to stop Covid-19

WILSON DIZARD
27 MAR 2020

Human civilisation will need to invent a new understanding of what it means to be human.

Coronavirus has turned the global market into the global hospital. It has presented every single human being with the same threat at the same time, a virus for which there is no cure or vaccine.

It is hunting you and it is hunting me. As its prey, the best defence we have is to remain indoors as much as possible. Going outside carries a risk to ourselves and thousands of others. The economists of the past, as well as the political theorists, never imagined a world where standing less than two metres apart from another person could be so deadly. And while past philosophies imagined a shared human “world soul”, never before has our impact on it as individuals been so clear. Today, we all share the same blood, and it’s Covid-19’s hunting ground.

But humans have been prey before, for most of our history on Earth. Our ancestors escaped the jaws of predators that sought to consume us, and they escaped by sticking together.

“This will end with humanity victorious over yet another virus, there’s no question about that. The question is how much and how fast we will take the measures necessary to minimise the damage that this thing can do. In time, we will have therapeutics, we will have vaccines, we’re in a race against that,’’ Dr Bruce Aylward, a senior adviser to the director-general of the World Health Organization, told Time Magazine.

“And it’s going to take great cooperation and patience from the general population to play their part because at the end of the day it’s going to be the general population that stops this thing and slows it down enough to get it under control.”

That will not be an easy or cheap process, and if we want to restart the global economy, we need to have a global response. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres put it in stark terms on Tuesday, pleading with rich nations for help.

“We are only as strong as the weakest health system in our interconnected world,” Guterres wrote.

“We must create the conditions and mobilise the resources necessary to ensure that developing countries have equal opportunities to respond to this crisis … anything short of this commitment would lead to a pandemic of apocalyptic proportions affecting us all.”

Guterres said trillions of dollars would be necessary to shore up not just the economies, but even the basic food supply, for developing countries. He recommended removing tariffs and impediments to trade. The purpose of international trade, in theory, at least, is to build a web of shared interest around the world that makes catastrophic warfare less likely, and racism less prevalent. Those values will face an enormous test, and will either survive or disintegrate under the march of a new, merciless brand of corona-branded authoritarianism. That is especially true if we cannot distribute Covid-19 vaccines to the billions of people who will need them, billions of total strangers.

Today, so many strangers ask so much of us, and we ask so much of strangers. Together, we stand at a precipice in human history. We can either come out on the other side of it a wiser, more caring, knowledgeable species, or we can enter a period of prolonged, indefinite decline into a dark age full of shuttered schools, bigger prisons and hungrier children.

We can come out of the Silicon Age Collapse with a global civilisation that respects the rights of everyone, or we can revert to a world of rapacious empires that respects the rights of no one.  If the global economy is ever going to restart, it will need something approaching a global government to restart it. It’s up to us whether it is a world we want to live in.

How did we get here?

A pandemic like Covid-19 was inevitable, with millions of people moving across the planet as never before in human history. We should think of Covid-19 as a natural disaster the entire planet is facing all at once. The establishment of a new diplomatic order, arranged around a new kind of political philosophy, is necessary to both sustain ourselves during the pandemic and rebuild after it passes.

The world will need to invent new international public health systems that can reduce the risk of another pandemic, and help save lives in the current one. The sooner we as a species start thinking about how to do this, the better. To do it successfully, we will have to invent a new philosophy of what it means to be human. Just as in the aftermaths of previous incidents of mass death, social disarray and economic collapse, as in the wake of World War II, human civilisation will need to invent a new understanding of what it means to be human.

Worldwide, tens or even hundreds of millions of people could die, in multiple waves of pandemic outbreak, over the next 18 months, or longer. No one knows. Economic activity will only crawl back into place slowly, and unevenly, as supply chains of the global market fray indefinitely due to an unwelcome invader. In 2020, it’s coronavirus. In the 12th Century BCE, it was the Bronze Age Collapse.

Lessons from 3,000 years ago can help us figure out how to make it through the end of the world as we know it. At the height of the Bronze Age, which lasted from from around 3,000 BCE to 1,200 BCE, highly complex and centralised civilizations developed across the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean. But over a period of just 100 years, a series of calamities toppled them one by one. It would take hundreds of years before the region regained knowledge of writing.

Then, a series of disasters, including a widespread drought in the Mediterranean basin and the subsequent arrivals of marauding and mysterious “Sea People”. Records of where the sea people came from are scarce, but they may have come from the Western Mediterranean, and turned to raiding and plunder amid a widespread drought that also hit the complex Bronze Age civilisations as well.

One Los Angeles-based historian, Chris Mitchell, says that coronavirus might not be enough on its own to doom global civilisation, but it will make it more vulnerable to other shocks. He’s one of more than 100 million Americans living under lockdown in the US.

“The High Bronze Age societies were highly centralised, perhaps more than any others until well after Jesus. The king or the pharaoh’s bureaucrats would determine what, where and when you were to plant stuff. That is why the collapse makes me so anxious about our modern society.

So much of how we manage to survive depends on governing authorities and their underlings working in semi-perfect concert with a million other factors, to make sure cities are fed,” Mitchell said. “If you disrupt that, over a long period of time, and from a number of different angels, we have a collapse.”

We can say we are right now living through the Silicon Age Collapse. Silicon, the primary component in microchips, was not able to save us from this crisis. In the same way, Bronze-based technology could not save the ancients from systems-collapse. The Minoans, for instance, abandoned writing altogether. With life itself becoming harder, there was little reason to learn or teach the skill.

Mitchell said that complex civilisation restarted itself around models that grew out of the post-Bronze Age period. City states remained, but empires fell. New empires emerged, hundreds of years later, out of those city states. Athens, Sparta and Ionia would go on to rediscover complexity, trade and the exchange of ideas, some borrowing the Phoenician alphabet as their own.

So what’s in store for us, after the Silicon Age Collapse? It’s impossible to know.

In the immediate term, we should remember that we share the same blood. That means that an infection anywhere is a threat to humanity everywhere. In order to rebuild the global economy, we may need to institute a form of global government that bolsters the public health systems of hard-hit places, including developing countries and developed countries. Americans may soon need to rely on medical aid from overseas, although they have no idea how to ask for it.

An international public health system will need to have its own charter of rights for the infected and the quarantined, who may come from different countries but share the same human vulnerability to Covid-19. Capitals need to prepare for the unprecedented paradigm shift in diplomacy and rearrangement of borders, travel, trade and commerce.

To do it right, we should not treat any human, anywhere, as expendable. Like every predator that has ever hunted us, that’s what the virus wants.

Source: TRT World

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Can China use coronavirus to pave the way to a new world order?

Can China use coronavirus to pave the way to a new world order?
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Chinese officials have recently stated that the regime will take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to build a “Health Silk Road.” This should serve as a big wakeup call to all. A world under China would be a nightmare. This is the same China that has forced political dissidents and Uighur Muslims into re-education camps, a country that has managed to disseminate a pandemic that is killing and sickening thousands across the globe, all the while decimating economies everywhere. And now, China wants to “help” the world get out of the mess that it created in the first place.

Make no mistake — the Chinese are manipulating the coronavirus outbreak as the perfect opportunity to make themselves look like the good guys, undermine the role of the U.S. as the global first responder, and emerge as a world superpower in a way that nobody would have foreseen.

Over the past decade, while many in the U.S. have been preoccupied with internal political strife and the Trump administration, China has swiftly moved into the voids that were left open by Western democracies. Now, China has been carefully strategizing, overlooking the greatest void of them all: the worldwide coronavirus havoc, waiting for the perfect moment to fully take advantage of the situation.

In times of great uncertainty, the strong dominate the weak. China had already made clear its intent to dominate the globe back in 2018, when the regime announced its ambitious objective to transform the nation into a technological supercell by 2025. It is only a matter of time before President Xi Jinping’s call to dominate transforms into a reality — and with every day that goes by, China gets closer to this objective.

Let’s start by talking about the Health Silk Road. China has provided both the EU and Africa with hundreds of thousands of test kits, respirators, and masks — an offer that no nation would refuse. In Italy, aid from Beijing is welcomed with open arms, and President Xi is quick to politicize this gesture — highlighting the struggles of European countries in helping one another, and drawing a favorable contrast between himself and Trump, who decided to impose a travel ban instead. In a phone call this week, President Xi told Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that he hoped to establish a “Health Silk Road” as part of China’s global One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative.

OBOR has been criticized by numerous countries wary of Chinese ambitions to expand and leverage influence. China has also monopolized the mask industry, swallowing the production capacities of American companies such as 3M, effectively nationalizing N95 masks. And the regime takes over industries as fast as it builds factories: In the recent past, China launched an N95 mask production outlet in Beijing in just six days.

Alarm bells should be sounding off everywhere at the fact that China is leading the race to conquer with coronavirus, and it has given the nation strategic domination in places like Italy. Unfortunately, Italy has long ceded its country to Chinese influence, and is now forced to parrot the regime’s propaganda out of desperation — which will become a global phenomenon if we do not act now.

The Chinese government must not be rewarded for playing the hero in a crisis of their own doing.

A new world order under China is inevitable if we fail to act now. For example, China must be forced to address its food safety laws and shut down wet markets. If China refuses, it should be penalized with harsh sanctions, such as student visa revocation, blocking of Chinese investments, and shutting down the regime’s trade with Europe and the U.S. Additionally, The U.S. must transfer all of its manufacturing capacities back home and discontinue supporting China’s local domestic economy. This is the only way to beat the Chinese monopoly over masks and PPEs.

The U.S. must lead the world effort in pushing back against China instead of treating it like a regime that is doing the world a favor.

Our political leaders need to ensure that we will never again be beholden to this regime, which unwittingly and negligently unleashed a weapon of biological mass destruction on the world. If another country refused to not only take early action to curb a pandemic, but also lied about an outbreak in the first place, would the globe tolerate it? No –– so we must not pay China any concessions either. Time is running out, but it is not too late to put an end to China’s objective of domination.

Mark Minevich is president of Going Global Ventures. He is a global digital cognitive strategist and Artificial Intelligence expert and venture capitalist, He serves as a senior fellow of U.S. Council on Competitiveness , Digital Fellow to CEO of Ipsoft and appointed as member of the B20 digital economy taskforce in the G20 Presidency. Follow him on Twitter @MMinevich.

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It’s time for Bharat to shape the new world order

Manmohan Vaidya
Updated : May 17, 2020, 8:36 AM

 

REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO : Workers wearing face shields work at an assembly line of mobile phones at Lava International Limited’s manufacturing plant, after some restrictions were lifted during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the Covid-19 in Noida, on Tuesday. REUTERS

Now that everything has come to a standstill, and the whole world is worried about the new paradigm, can Bharat step up to pacify and reassure the world? The answer is yes.

Everything, except for the movement of the Earth has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is no buzz of jet planes overhead, trains are not running, cars are not clogging the arterial roads and human beings have stopped walking—let alone jogging or running outdoors. The earth is breathing clean and healthy air. Pollution has almost disappeared and fresh air hidden behind the chimera of a persistent smog has been set free. The water of the rivers runs clean, animals are fearlessly claiming their rightful place under the sun, nature is manifesting itself in its full glory—so much so that the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas are now clearly visible from Jalandhar in Punjab.

Even if all this is for but a brief moment in time, it is a critical moment in human history and its memory will abide. For the first time in our lives we have been allowed a glimpse of what might happen if the machine of human enterprise and industry grinds to a halt. But in order to truly understand the repercussions of halting the pace of development, one must first comprehend the fallouts of development.

S.K. Chakraborty, in his article “Rising Technology and falling ethics”, writes, “The march of modern science & technology derived from it, coincided with an era when the human race was beginning to snap its ties of personal feeling level relationship with earth and nature. Enlightened objectivism meant discarding all metaphors and rituals and myths concretising the man-nature relationship as superstition. A calculative, prediction control attitude becomes the insignia of the progressive and liberated mentality. At this point the real breach occurred. One need not stop for a moment to consider the right or wrong of any action regarding something to which there is no relatedness. The growth of this superlative consciousness appears to be the most basic explanation for non-ethics in human affairs vis-a-vis nature. No doubt numerous aspects of external physical life benefitted from the sci-tech combination through control & subjugation of matter, air, water, time, distance and so on. Yet, the keynote has been the shift from harmony to highhandedness from awe and reverence to petulance & arrogance.

“If man nature alienation has been the chief cause of unethicality towards ecology and environment, this same alienative ethos began to evade all dimensions of human society. Nation-to-nation, organization-to organization, man-to-man and similar relatedness networks have increasingly become instrumental to the supreme goal of objective affluence powered by sci-tech engine. Thus, international management conferences today do not encourage any meeting of minds. Secret political and material agenda work beneath the surface—all aimed at running the sci-tech race faster and faster. This process leads to a gradual weakening of ethical sentiments which are seen to be soft and fuzzy. Not only has nature come to be treated as a resource, as a means, but man too unethically emerges as an inherent property of this clever techno centric outlook.

“From tool to machine to automation to chip—this progression seems to have made the human race increasingly less human.”

This has happened due to the thoughtless increase in the speed of development and consumerism.

Now as the pace has slowed, the river water is clean, the air has been purified, and the individual is spending more time with family and amongst loved ones. The warmth of close relationships and living a life of basic necessities, has made people see that life can be lived in a way that is not dominated by consumption. One of the messages circulating on social media reads, “When you cannot go outside, go inside.” It brings to mind the essence of the Bharatiya thought, “Not just outwards, travel inwards too.” That is not to say that there is no downside of the manner in which the world has come to a standstill. The economic wheel of the world has stopped, jobs have been lost, salaries are due, and debts are mounting. People have had to leave the cities where they sought livelihood and return to the villages. These circumstances present many conundrums and as always questions that confront a huge and diverse country like Bharat are plenty.

The author Billy Lim, in his book, Dare to Fail, provides an important insight. He says, “When you face a problem and take yourself away from it, it becomes a situation. When you are to analyse it, it becomes a challenge. And when you think of your resources to meet the challenge, it becomes an opportunity.”

The traditional education system in Bharat has always encouraged innovation and a questioning spirit. Teachers taught students how to learn, and through their own conduct and example, how to lead life. Right now, education is being provided as a commercial enterprise for the sole purpose of teaching students how to earn money and amp up consumerism. As a result, we have been preparing self-centered and materialistic generations.

Because the yardstick to measure development and the direction of it in Bharat has been urban-centric, all the basic facilities of roads, health, education, employment etc., have remained city-centric. As a result, there was a migration of Bharat’s talent and intelligence from villages to cities, from cities to metros and from metros to foreign lands. Therefore, the villages are emptying out and congestion in the cities is increasing. The life of the cities may be convenient, but it is run-of-the-mill, cut off from ground realities and ultimately hollow. And our development trajectory has left us with no option. The globalisation, which was imposed on developing and underdeveloped countries, is now yielding its adverse effects. The world is finally understanding that “globalisation”, as it is being practised, is a new incarnation of “colonisation”—cleverly disguised for the exploitation of developing and underdeveloped countries. Everyone is looking for a way out of this vicious cycle.

So, now that everything has come to a standstill, and the whole world is worried about the new paradigm, can Bharat step up to pacify and reassure the world?

The answer is yes. Bharat, and only Bharat can do this, because only Bharat possesses three qualities in the comity of nations. One, only Bharat has at least more than10,000 years’ experience of social and national life. Secondly, Bharat has a unique spirituality based on the holistic and integral view of life and the lived experience of this world view. The modern sci-tech innovations have brought the world close together that if the humanity, with its ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity, has to live together, complementing each other, and preserving and celebrating diversity, it must turn to Bharat because we inherently view unity in diversity and live celebrating all aspects of human life, with controlled consumption. This is what the world has experienced with and observed about Bharat for ages. Bharat had achieved the pinnacle of material prosperity and in fact had the highest share in the world trade from 1 to 1700 AD. History is witness that for thousands of years, the people of Bharat used to go to different countries all over the world for business, but they did not attempt to build their colonies on these foreign lands to exploit the people there, neither did they try to enslave or convert them. Rather, Bharatiyas imparted culture and a better, civilised way of living life by their own living examples, wherever they went. This could happen due to our spirituality-based view of life that taught us to look at the entire world as one family, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”. Wherever we went, we created wealth and spread prosperity.

This shows that Bharat has a vision, expertise and experience to shape a new world order.

Now is the time for us to think about the ways in which we can make this happen.

After a thorough assessment of the fallouts of the corona pandemic, can Bharat, with its vast experience, entrenched in human history, take and fulfil the responsibility of ushering in a new world order?

Bharat has always looked beyond its own interests. It has subscribed to the idea of the welfare of the whole world encapsulated in the saying, “आत्मनो मोक्षार्थम् जगत् हिताय च (my own spiritual enlightenment together with the betterment of the world)”.

In his essay titled “Swadeshi Samaj, Guruvarya” Rabindranath Thakur has said, “First, we have to be what ‘we’ are.” This “we”, indicating our identity, is rooted in our spirituality based integral and holistic view of life. All the people, living on this vast land extending from the Himalayas to the Andamans, speaking various languages, known by different castes, worshipping different deities, share this view as their own identity.

People have described this identity variously, but essentially, it stands on four pillars. First, “एकम् सत् विप्राः बहुधा वदन्ति (Truth is one. It can be called by different names and can be reached by different paths. Though diverse, all the paths are equal)”. Second, the ability to see unity in diversity, instead of thinking of diversity as differences, embracing it as the basis of unity. Third, the belief that every soul is potentially divine and the goal of human life is to manifest the divinity within. And finally, the path of every individual to connect with the Supreme Divinity can be different, subject to one’s interest, capacity and nature. Though the paths to reach the Divinity are different, every human life should be directed towards reaching that Ultimate goal. This identity, resting on the aforementioned four pillars, should manifest itself in the lives of all Bharatwasis.

Even today, more than 60% of Bharat lives in villages. Back in the day, the conditions of these villages were less than ideal. There were no roads, no facilities for quality education, the absence of good health facilities, and no opportunities for employment for the young. Living in the village was associated with being backward. Therefore, for education and health facilities, and to earn a livelihood, those who were talented and ambitious, preferred to migrate from the villages to the cities.

But for some time now the situation has been changing. And this change is the need of the hour. Today the villages are connected by roads and electricity; internet and mobile phones have connected them with the outside world, and means of transport are available. If good health facilities and quality education were to be provided, people would prefer to stay in the villages. The possibility of a decentralised economy, and village and small-town centric industry has increased. Due to the coronavirus, people from the cities are fleeing to their villages, returning to their people and to the land where they belong. A considerable number of those who have returned are from the educated class. If the work opportunities for them are created or they are engaged in developmental work in the villages, 40% of the people who have returned to their villages can be retained where they come from.

The lack of innovation and creativity is apparent in the educated class today. This can be changed by taking initiatives to boost the innovation ecosystem in the country by providing platforms for innovators to scale up their products, and organising workshops, hackathons and various other online training programs. Many new small-scale, agro and rural industries can be started in the rural zones. Cluster-villages can be helpful in developing a series of mutually complementary industries in rural areas. Technology-enabled solutions can help these people to deliver goods directly to the customers or to retail stores without any interference of middlemen. This also has the potential to generate more employment for the youth. For instance, taxi operators like Uber and Ola have changed the definition of commuting by offering hassle-free and comfortable rides. In addition, they have generated employment opportunities—all thanks to technology.

The market for organic food is currently exhibiting strong growth—a major factor driving the demand for organic food being the rising levels of health awareness. Especially, Indian consumers have started paying attention to the nutrient content and quality of food that they intake. Hence, it presents an opportunity for young people to venture into organic food business and also explore the rural zones. An organised demand-supply chain can be created to create a mutually beneficial and balanced economy. A doorstep delivery system directly from farms to customers can create jobs and also make it consumer-friendly. With vast arable land, Bharat is the only country that can meet the demand of the world. There is increasing awareness and demand for desi milk and milk products from humped Bharatiya breeds of cows owing to their medicinal properties. A similar system can be developed to bridge the gap between demand and supply by facilitating the sale of desi milk to the urban customers from villages. This, again, can generate employment opportunities.

The panacea to battle the problem of unemployment can be the growth of small and medium scale industrial units (MSMEs). They are fairly labour-intensive and create employment opportunities at a relatively low capital outlay and at the same time, they tend to provide increased employment. When provided with electricity, low-interest loan, tax concessions and other required facilities, these small and medium sized industries serve as seedbeds for entrepreneurship.

As product design is an important element for success, we need to invest in improving the quality and design of our products to compete in the global market. Countries like Korea and Japan have been faring well in the international market for they paid attention to product designing decades ago. Workshops need to be organised and youth needs to be trained in order to be internationally competitive.

China has a significant influence on the economy of Bharat. The pandemic and the attempts to contain it have sharply cut the world’s appetite for Chinese goods and has built a global backlash against it. A call to boycott Chinese goods will be well received at this moment. But before that, we need to establish a solid manufacturing industry to meet the demands of our nation with competitive prices as sharp price difference is the reason why Chinese goods are in demand. It is, in a sense, an economic war. Manufacturing in Bharat will foster employment and create new jobs. There is a buzz in the media that many countries of the world are considering snapping trade ties with China. If this is to be believed, Bharat with a comparable population as China can be an alternative supplier for these countries if we can ensure good quality and fair pricing for the goods to be exported. Seizing this opportunity will help generate employment and increase our exports, strengthening the economy of Bharat. The government should facilitate export and give some incentives for manufacturing and export. The people of Bharat are capable of taking up this challenge.

Schemes should focus on meeting the local employment demand. For every nation production and promotion of indigenous (Swadeshi) products is necessary. The “one size fits all” approach of globalisation isn’t suitable for everybody as trade is subject to variations according to cultures, priorities, laws and regulations. Mutually accepted, complementary and cooperative economic agreements between countries is a far better model. Setting up of industrial zones to realise manufacturing goals in rural areas may help in reducing cost of production as the cost of living in villages is lower than that of cities. Moreover, villages guarantee a better quality of life. This can help reduce migration and keep families together.

All this should not depend solely on the government. Both the initiative of the society and the cooperation of the government can give lasting results. A total and integrated plan will have to be made. Gradually, the dependence of such schemes on the state should be reduced and society should be able to run these schemes by becoming self-reliant. This is the very idea of “Swadeshi Samaj” by Rabindranath Thakur. He opined that the society that is least dependent on the state power is “Swadeshi Samaj” and tradition of Bharat for centuries.

The new education policy is in the making in Bharat. The government has initiated the formulation process through the consultation process for an inclusive, participatory and holistic approach, which after due consideration, should be rolled out for implementation soon. Once it is done, a generation of self-sufficient and independent individuals, deeply rooted in the ethos of the country and culture, aiming to live their lives based on Bharatiya values will be ready to join the workforce and the goal of holistic development will be closer than it is today.

Pursuance of equal material prosperity and simultaneously training one’s mind to travel inwards to understand and realise the all-pervasive Divinity has been the hallmark of success and completeness of human life from the perspective of Bharat for aeons. This is exactly what is said in one of the famous definitions of Dharma(not religion): “यतोSभ्युदय निःश्रेयस सिद्धिः स धर्मः (One who accomplishes material prosperity and realisation of Self-divinity is the real Dharma, that every human being should pursue to live a complete life)”.

When the individuals in society are cognisant of this spiritual vision then they will voluntarily and dutifully contribute to the welfare of the society considering it to be their duty or Dharma. This accumulated capital of the society (the Dharma) will take care of every individual and enable him to partake the fruits of prosperity of the society.

Sister Nivedita, a disciple of Swami Vivekananda, had said, “When the people in a society, instead of keeping the remuneration of their work to themselves, give it to the society, then on the basis of the capital of this accumulated remuneration, the society becomes rich and prosperous and every individual in the society, becomes rich and prosperous, ultimately bettering the picture of the society as a whole. But when the people in a society, confine the remuneration of their work to themselves without giving back to the society, only a handful of people in the society might become rich and prosperous, but the society at large remains poor.”

Here, in Bharat, considering the whole society as one’s own, realising our interdependence, and thus expanding the ambit of giving back to the society is deemed as “Dharma Karya”.

Traditionally, we, as a society never functioned depending solely on the state power (government) but majority of the social systems were sustained on the basis of this accumulated social capital, and thus Dharma keeping the entire society rich and prosperous.

Whatever noble people engage in, the rest (of the world) follows. Whatever they set as an example is followed by all, is the crux of the following verse from the Gita:

“यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठः तत्तदेवेतरो जनाः। स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते।।”

Given the tremendous potential discussed above, a multidimensional and comprehensive master plan should be drawn for the future of Bharat. This is the opportunity offered by the circumstances created by the pandemic and we will do well to seize it.

Dr Manmohan Vaidya is Sah Sarkaryawah (Joint General Secretary), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

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Bharat can help shape a new world order  

Because the yardstick to measure development and its direction has been urban-centric, all the basic facilities of roads, health, education, employment, etc., have remained city-centric.
By Manmohan Vaidya
Published: 08th June 2020 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2020 07:17 AMA+A-

India, coronavirus

Indian nationals stranded in Moscow pose for photographs before being airlifted under Vande Bharat Mission in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. (File Photo | Twitter)

Everything has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is no buzz of planes overhead, trains are not running, cars are not clogging arterial roads and human beings have stopped walking outdoors. The earth is breathing clean and healthy air. Pollution has reduced greatly and fresh air hidden behind a persistent smog has been set free. The waters in rivers are running clean, animals are fearlessly claiming their rightful place and nature is manifesting itself in its full glory—so much so that the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas are now clearly visible from Jalandhar in Punjab.

Even if all this is for but a brief moment in time, it is a critical moment in human history and its memory will abide. For the first time in our lives, we have been allowed a glimpse of what might happen if the machines of human enterprise grind to a halt. But in order to truly understand the repercussions of halting the pace of development, one must first comprehend the fallouts of development.

Mr S K Chakraborty, in his article ‘Rising technology and falling ethics’, wrote, “The march of modern science and technology derived from it coincided with an era when the human race was beginning to snap its ties of personal-feeling-level relationship with earth and nature. … From tool to machine to automation to chip, this progression seems to have made the human race increasingly less human.” This has happened due to a thoughtless increase in the speed of development and consumerism.

Now the pace has slowed, nature is being purified, and the individual is spending more time with family and loved ones. The warmth of close relationships and living a life of basic necessities has made people see that life can be lived in a way that is not dominated by consumption. One of the messages circulating on social media reads, “When you cannot go outside, go inside.” It brings to mind the essence of Bharatiya thought, “Not just outwards, travel inwards too.” That is not to say that there is no downside to the manner in which the world has come to a standstill. The economic wheel of the world has stopped, jobs have been lost, salaries are due and debts are mounting. People have had to leave the cities where they sought livelihood and return to villages. These circumstances present many conundrums and questions that confront a huge and diverse country like Bharat.

Author Billi Lim, in his book Dare to Fail, says, “When you face a problem and take yourself away from it, it becomes a situation. When you are to analyse it, it becomes a challenge. And when you think of your resources to meet the challenge, it becomes an opportunity.”

The traditional education system in Bharat has always encouraged innovation and a questioning spirit. Teachers taught students how to learn and how to lead life through their own conduct and example. Right now,education is being provided as a commercial enterprise for the sole purpose of teaching students how to earn money and amp up consumerism. As a result, we have been preparing self-centered and materialistic generations.

Because the yardstick to measure development and its direction has been urban-centric, all the basic facilities of roads, health, education, employment, etc., have remained city-centric. As a result, there was a migration of Bharat’s talent and intelligence from villages to cities, from cities to metros, and from metros to foreign lands. Therefore, villages are emptying out and the congestion in cities is increasing. Life in cities may be convenient, but it is run-of-the-mill, cut off from ground realities and ultimately hollow. And our development trajectory has left us with no option. Globalisation, which was imposed on developing and underdeveloped countries, is now revealing its adverse effects. The world is finally understanding that “globalisation” as it is being practiced is a new incarnation of “colonisation”—cleverly disguised to exploit developing and underdeveloped countries. Everyone is looking for a way out of this vicious cycle.So, now that things have come to a standstill and the whole world is worried about the new paradigm, can Bharat step up to pacify and reassure the world?

The answer is yes. Bharat, and only Bharat can do this, because only Bharat possesses the three qualities needed for this. One, only Bharat has more than 10,000 years experience of social and national life. Secondly, Bharat has a unique spirituality-based holistic and integral view of life and the lived experience of this world view. The modern sci-tech innovations have brought the world close together. So if humanity, with its ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity, has to live together complementing each other, preserving and celebrating diversity, it must turn to Bharat. W

e inherently believe in unity in diversity and live celebrating all aspects of human life, with controlled consumption. This is what the world has experienced with and observed about Bharat for ages. Bharat had achieved the pinnacle of material prosperity and in fact had the highest share in world trade for centuries. History has witnessed that for thousands of years, the  people of Bharat used to go to different countries for business, but they did not attempt to build their colonies on these foreign lands to exploit the people there, nor did they try to enslave or convert them. Rather, they imparted culture and a better, civilised way of living life by their own living examples. This could happen due to our spirituality-based view of life that taught us to look at the entire world as one family, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Wherever we went, we created wealth and spread prosperity.

This shows that Bharat has the vision, expertise and experience to shape a new world order.

Manmohan Vaidya
Joint General Secretary

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India’s Prime Minister  –   Narendra Modi

Did you catch his photo on the Economist 2019  Cover? Do you recognize the image? Here he is with the President of China, the other UN favorite. Did you note the Sol Invictus behind his head?  Halo…

If you can’t see that ALL of these leaders are handpicked long before they are put in position… you are hypnotized.

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Salon Management

Establishing a New World Order

by Leon Alexander | April 24, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the basic foundations of the balance of power and the existing world order. To bring that statement more to home, it has impacted the beauty industry to its core and will continue to have an effect as we return to opening salons.

The world will be different post Covid-19 and Americans will be living in a new normal—social distancing, vigilant hygiene, and government and state restrictions placed on businesses will be part of our lives for a while. The fabric of our society will forever be changed as we are already starting to see some of those changes play out.

It has only been a few weeks since the order to shelter in place has taken effect but already it’s clear that life will not return to normal as we know it. In fact, there has already been some significant and fundamental changes in the world and many of these will become permanent. When this health crisis abates, we will be in a new world. Here are some ways this new world will break from the past:

Loss of trust will take time to recover. 
How long will it take before we are comfortable going on a cruise again? Or when will homeowners feel comfortable letting a stranger into their house? How long before countries with high infection rate will be deemed clear so their citizens can come visiting as tourists again? It will take some time.

Shop, work, and play online. 
Retailers with physical stores were already struggling to compete with online shopping. The shelter-in-place rules forced everyone to shop, work, or play online. As the last online laggards adjusted to online commerce, some will likely not go back. As a result, in-store shopping and commercial real estate will take a hit.

I am sure you have been receiving numerous emails from banks, airlines and other companies saying we are here for you. All are meaningful and it is a good business practice to keep in touch with their customers.

The beauty industry needs to go beyond keeping in touch. Most salon owners have gone through the stages of shock, from the emotion of closing their business and the financial ramifications it involves and are currently in the acceptance stage. This is the stage to think clearly and not emotionally about creating a strategic blueprint for salons as they gradually exit the hiatus in business and plan to reopen. Strategies should be formulated to look at the salon business from a different perspective – the consumers. The new model will be consumer driven and will have a variety of income opportunities. Salons in the future will not flourish on services alone. Today’s initiatives are tomorrows minimum standards with increasing rapidity.

Future Salon Design:
The challenge for all salon owners is that this is brand new territory. As well as the obvious discussion on post Covid-19 hygiene procedures. The effect that social distancing will have on future salon design will be paramount.

Some States have indicated there should be 8’ distance between styling stations. I believe 6’ will be the normal for most. Shampoo units and styling stations will have to be either spaced out or a partition between each bowl and each station. Salon owners could have greeters taking the customers temperature before entering the main salon as well as their own staff.  Bench and sofa seating will be replaced with individual seating to comply with social distancing. Desks will be replaced with podiums or mobile iPads. Some salon staff will work with gloves and masks. Magazines or refreshments in salons will be eliminated for a while.

It goes without saying hygiene and the marketing of your salons hygiene procedures to customers will be as important as the standard of services. The beauty industry will be forever changed. Consumers will need assurances that our businesses are safe before they will be confident in returning. We need to adopt new practices and new communication strategies for these practices so that we can adapt our businesses to a Post Covid-19 world.

Collaboration:
This break in normal life has enabled us to reflect on ourselves, our business and society. As all salons are in the same boat, there have been more collaboration between salon owners. I have lost count of the zoom meetings I have conducted or observed.

Together we stand at a precipice in human history. We can either come out on the other side of it a wiser, more caring, knowledgeable species, or we can enter a period of prolonged, indefinite decline into a dark age. We can come out of the pandemic with an industry that is more respected. In order to do that, we must understand that the customer, service provider, salon owner, media and manufacturer are all important cogs in the cycle of our industry. We are all co-dependent on each other for our future success. Salons should continue the collaboration between all sections of our industry so that we don’t revert to a world of rapacious businesses.

Coming Together: 
The best way to unite, is to find a common enemy. Well, now we have one. If we ever needed to be reminded that we are all created equal, Covid-19 is the reminder. Having a common enemy is an opportunity for businesses to come together and to collaborate. Consider this as “Co-Opetition,” with a greater emphasis on how we work together than compete.

Reopening strategy: 
A number of salons are not silently watching – they have adapted like chameleons to the situation and will stretch their brand, reorganize their operation, and cater to new needs.

In short, they have listened to the market and will take a risk.

Out of constraints comes creativity, out of chaos comes growth. Out of fear comes love. Every salon will need to adapt to the paradigm-shifting changes that are already unfolding.

We also need to readjust our mindset and focus on the things that do work. As always, in such situations, we have two broad options: fight or flight. Most salon owners will choose to innovate, to identify new opportunities, to define new ways of working. When someone pushes you to the corner, push the corner away. We need to accept that reality is changing.

Positive Mindset Always Wins
Realities can be easy or harsh. The beauty of the human mind is that we can decide what we think of these realities. We can choose to think it’s a tragedy or a comedy. We can choose to think the sky is falling down, or that it is an opportunity to redefine how we live, how we conduct our business, how we operate and what products or services we bring to market. The only way forward is for us to identify those bits and pieces of what “works” and to do more of those.

Conclusion:
In these challenging times, it helps to look at the words of Winston Churchill, a man who led so many out of difficult times. While his rhetoric has become the stuff of legends, so much of what he said and wrote is still applicable today as we try to find our footing during this pandemic.

“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.”

 

 

 

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