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Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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Next up in the 🐙 series is Licio Gelli:

The fascist “businessman” who became the 'puppet master' of the sinister right-wing organisation, P2 or “Propaganda Due”
“A fascist sympathiser, 18-year-old Gelli fought for General Franco in the Spanish Civil War before serving with Hitler’s SS troops in Italy during the second World War.”

irishtimes.com/news/world/eur…
“When the Nazi German forces began to lose ground to the Allies in Italy in 1944, he began to supply key information about Nazi troop movements to the Italian partisan resistance fighters, thus ensuring his own post-war survival.”

irishtimes.com/news/world/eur…
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I spent yesterday writing for my book on #WinnersLosers w/ @nicolas_lamp about the coronavirus and different ways it implicates debates about economic globalisation.

I think it's going to become one of the touchstones of this debates. It can be read in so many different ways-1
There is the #geoeconomic angle which emphasises the problems of concentrated economic interdependence eg Australian higher education reliance on Chinese students - in some cases 70%+ come from China and make up almost a quarter of university budgets.
bloomberg.com/news/features/…
There is also the #geoeconomic angle which emphasises US vulnerability in relying on Chinese manufacturing production for more than 80% of its medicines, including 97% of its antibiotics.

washingtonpost.com/health/2020/02…
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Story of a important man in history who got pretty much sadly forgoten😔. As one of the biggedt resistance of Hitler. So I write this also in his memorial

PLEASE SHARE

So I resarched a bit about

Carl Albert Fritz Michael Gerlich
Carl Albert Fritz Michael Gerlich. Born February 15, 1883 in Szczecin in a Calvinist family with four brothers; Died July 1, 1934 in the #Dachau #concentrationcamp. He studied mathematics and physics in 1902. History and anthropology in 1903.
In 1907 he received his doctorate in philosophy (Dr.Phil). In addition to his work as a historian in the Bavarian State Archives Service, he published numerous articles on anti-socialist and ethnic-#German-conservative topics in the southern German monthly magazines.
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"
web.archive.org/web/2012102019…
"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP web.archive.org/web/2012020417…
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What is fascism as an individual difference or personality variable? The cluster of traits unique to people likely to be duped by Trump.
These traits include:
1. Conventionalism: rigid traditional values
2. Submission: “submissive, uncritical attitude toward idealized moral values of in group”
3. Aggression: tendency to look for violations of conventional values & punish the transgressor
4. Not a fan of imagination or aesthetics
5. Black and white thinking & tendency to believe in astrology or the like
6. Obsession with dominance-submission, sadism-masochism, identification with powerful, tough, strong
7. General disgust and hostility for humanity/people
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"I want to warn the world about an unprecedented danger that’s threatening the very survival of open societies.

…I’ll focus on #China, where President #XiJinping wants a one-party state to reign supreme."

project-syndicate.org/onpoint/the-ai…
"Xi is trying to consolidate all the available info about a person into a centralized database to create a 'social credit system'..people will be evaluated by algorithms that will determine whether they pose a threat to the 1-party state. People will then be treated accordingly."
"#China is not the only #authoritarian regime in the world, but it is undoubtedly the #wealthiest, #strongest & most developed in machine learning & #AI.

This makes #Xi the #most #dangerous #opponent of those who believe in the concept of #OpenSociety."

project-syndicate.org/onpoint/the-ai…
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1. #VoiceOfEurope from 1st Dec '18...
Awareness of the need to protest conditions brought on by #Global #DeepState #Cabal appointees & their #Minions has bought 1st #Europe & now well beyond to unify under common cause.
We are all subject to the same abuses under the......
2. ......current existent tyrannies.
voiceofeurope.com/2018/12/europe…
#WWG1WGA the #WorldWide commonality will end the #Authoritarian foothold.
#QAnon #QPeople #GreatAwakening @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse #POTUS
3. ......😊
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There are few things more insane about the Trump administration than the idea he has that .@FoxNews people should hold actual government positions. #HeatherNauert (thread, 1/11)
Trump hasn't just drunk the Kool-Aid when it comes to the party's own propaganda, he's appointed the Kool-Aid to the ruling council. (2/11)
(No, it wasn't Kool-Aid at Jonestown, but "he drank the Flavor Aid" doesn't have the same impact. The message is more powerful than the reality.) (2.5/11)
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Let's start here: Dan Rather does a good job summarizing the Sinclair propaganda facet of Trump's authoritarian regime.
Rump's authoritarian behavior includes subverting democracy, failure to be transparent, failure to be accountable, nepotism, cronyism, and many dimensions of financial corruption.
Trump's authoritarianism includes thwarting the will of congress, obstructing the protection of the environment, and putting property & people & planet at unprecedented risk.

#EPA #BootPruitt #DumpPruit #FirePruitt #PruittMustGo #PruittMustResign
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Once Upon a time, long long ago when there was no Internet, we used to phone buildings rather than people, when global trade was confined to a limited number of basic goods and very few services /1
There were Trades Unions. These organisations grew up protecting the rights of workers and furthering socialism and progressive politics in a highly regulated world of trade and capital. /2
Then in the 60s 70s and 80s they increasingly became less effective and struggling with new technology in manufacturing and global capital markets until one day they were brutally put down by the Iron Lady. /3
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