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Dustin Broadbery: The Controlled Demolition of Society

POSTED  HECTOR DRUMMOND

Dustin blogs at www.thecogent.org, and his Twitter is TheCogent1.

The controlled demolition of society, named COVID-19, places us at the gates to hell, somewhere between freedom and slavery, fighting a battle for humanity against a government who have become the occupational hazard of being human.

In little under eight months, those who go under the sobriquet of protector of individual freedom from tyranny, have taken on the mantle of oppressor. Turning on the people of this nation, taking legal control over our lives, removing our personal agency, dictating where we can go and who we can meet. Irrespective of these historic infractions on our freedom, we obediently roll over rather than disturb the hornet’s nest and industriously heed the call of showman politicians who have enlisted us, unaware the culpability has been passed from the overlords to the victims of their tyranny.

‘We are all in this together’ is another blandishment from this Prime Minister. Despite his inner circle ruling this country by ministerial decree since March. Rolling out the most injurious legislation in history, without recourse to scrutiny, debates or votes in Parliament, engagement with civil society, or indeed risk assessment of the impact of these laws, which even the lawmakers do not obey. In the time-honoured tradition of one rule for thosemaking the rulesanother rule for everyone else.

Following a handful of idle sessions at the House of Commons, liberties older than Parliament itself have been confiscated on the basis of a disease with an average mortality age of 82. What has been achieved on this basis by the architects of this apocalypse is not only reprehensible, it is ingenious. Uniting millions behind the cult of COVID. Transcending decades of the usual propaganda, behavioural engineering, the manufacturing of consent. Mitigating the expense of war, terrorism, or whatever chicanery has been at the disposal of those in power, grooming us towards a controlled destination. In this particular watershed, a permanent checkpoint of our democracy to issue the terms of our servitude, called the biosecurity state.

The Trojan Horse of COVID

Admittedly, this is not your standard issue-industrialised, globalised takeover of society. Why would it be? Fascism has come a long way since Hitler. Nowadays the general population is too smart, would recognise the face of tyranny and not this garden variety imposter. Or so we think. Besides, ‘without the Allies landing on the beaches of Normandy, how could we be under siege?’ We reassure ourselves before crawling back into captivity in a comforting lockstep with less fortunate nations. Adaptation is a wonderful thing, but maybe not for us. In keeping with the opaque nature of this political confidence trick, this is not your typical dictatorship either. Instead it’s Middle England’s answer to a veritable military junta, carrying the letters of marque from Her Majesty’s Government to legitimize its piracy, courted by the ivory towers of science and medicine, and extolled as a force for good by a population sleepwalking towards the edge of disaster. Meanwhile society burns ritualistically to the ground. But that’s ok, we can build back better from the ashes. Or so we are told.

This journey towards the wrong side of history is made possible by subtle nuances of control, confusion and fear that most fail to comprehend. Triggering the wholesale abandon of logic and reason to a seemingly benevolent cult who offer protections against our day of reckoning. The threat of death strikes an uncomfortable chord and our ability to adapt makes us low-hanging fruit. But who could have predicted fascism would look so ordinary from inside the Panopticon? Once we’re plugged into a shared digital common, a state of emergency can rapidly contaminate consensus, until collectivism flourishes like wildfire. Meanwhile, measured perspective becomes an act of war. Who wants to be on the wrong side of the cult, when those failing to bend a knee to COVID, are, by disassociation, guilty, with blood on their hands? This entire process works because the fertile ground for any dictatorship to prosper is fear. A state of emergency unites us with common purpose. And what could be more compelling than a pandemic? Death, like communism, levels the playing field of all distinctions. Regardless of class, age, gender, or race, death is indiscriminate. Reaffirming the normalcy of our departure from one place of relative safety to another is straightforward enough. Safety is, after all, relative to the setting of the emergency. The higher the alert level, the safer we feel in the herd, regardless of small matters such as the number of prison bars holding us captive. In a strong-enough current people are like driftwood trying to dock in the reeds. Remember the motto of this thing from the outset: ‘The New Normal?’

The pandemic hunkers down on the Blitz Spirit of the British people. Boris plays Churchill, Vallance and Whitty flank the General, and the propagandists ensnare a nation under mass-hypnosis, who muzzle their senses and clap for their captors. Important matters of front-line battle are the prerogative of Johnson et al, who work round the clock to dampen, depress and demoralise the public spirit, criminalising just about every form of human expression conceivable. In this Kafkaesque rendition of reality, an arsenic cough, the assassin’s handshake are the crimes against humanity, while our personal hygiene and voluntary associations stand before the Nuremberg Trials.

COVID is the greatest operation to divide and rule in human history. Factionalising family members, separating each from their powers of reason, and weaponizing society as the Black Death, whose panacea is an unrelenting assault on the basic joys of life and other misguided freedoms, that we are told, are the agents of our suffering.

The cautionary tale from history should teach us that surrendering of our rights out of fear of some existential threat is never a good idea. Typically it’s a threat hatched by a government looking to cross the Rubicon from protector of individual liberty to regulator of the psycho-sociosexual. Dictating who we may and may not procreate with is yet another compulsion of cult ideology. Which should be enough to convince most we are living under tyranny. Or so it would seem.

On the contrary, those with front row tickets, prostrated in self-imposed exile, bribed with government kickbacks, and disguising their own fear of death as compassion for others, would disagree. Claiming (amongst other platitudes), ‘’It’s only for another six months… Even if it means saving just one life… 2020 is the year that was cancelled… You wear a seatbelt but not a face covering…”. This is despite the overwhelming body of evidence that we are not the victims of indiscriminate, extemporaneous encroachments on our liberties, but rather our rights are being permanently dismantled through a carefully planned sequence of events, where the previous imposition makes way for the next tightening of the screw. The volitional guidelines for the hospitality industry to track and trace our movements has predictably been ramped up to mandatory. Anticipating the next iteration in this sequence: gun-to-your-head contact tracing across all interfaces of the economy, our workspaces, public transport, international flights and supermarkets. Or, for those refusing to comply, then it’s ‘no ticket, no laundry.’ And the emergence of COVID-apartheid.

In the end, if you failed to push back against contact tracing, you stand no chance of resisting mandatory vaccinations. Until the megalomaniacs in power, with their ulterior motives and god-complexes, finally claim regulatory control over our bodies. And make no mistake, our minds will be next.

The Vanguards of Public Health

The controlled demolition of our economy was predicated under the banner of protecting our NHS. When paradoxically, our NHS was built to protect us (not the other way around). As a result, thousands of terminally ill patients continue to be denied critical care. Notice the word ‘continue.’ There have been soaring deaths for Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Doctors surgeries remain closed, while off-licenses have been on-call. Comparable to shutting down the military during wartime and plying the soldiers with booze. More recently hospitals are turning away sick children, to make space for potential COVID cases. Notice the word ‘potential.’ Are you beginning to get the picture?

While it may be “no measure of good health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society” the general population continues to pretend everything is unexceptional, instead of confronting the elephant in the room and raising a red flag to the proclivities of this government, as they strip even our senior citizens of their basic rights. Pensioners kept under house arrest, in understaffed and underfunded nursing homes, prohibited from seeing their loved ones for 12-months; as you would expect, many have lost the will to live.

Where is the public outrage?

Remember, we put up the collateral of our freedom to protect our vulnerable ranks. We carried the yoke of self-imposed exile, unemployment, separation from family members, masking up in public, to protect just one demographic: our senior citizens. This government, meanwhile, matched our stake by forcing the elderly out of hospitals and into care homes at the height of this pandemic. If we were indeed a healthy society, then before the ink had dried on the Do Not Resuscitate Orders, the following questions would have been promptly answered by Public Health England.

What social group was more at risk? Who did we spare hospital capacity for? Who do we continue to surrender our freedom for? Has the corpse of Harold Shipman been dug up and placed at the head up the Department of Health? Or has this been about something else all along? (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.)

Lockdown 2.0

By this government’s own projections, lockdown will eventually kill more healthy people than COVID. The cure is unquestionably worse than the disease:

On 31st October the Prime Minister consulted the augers, adjusted the setting of his wrecking ball to ‘round two’ before unleashing another payload of devastating missiles against the posthumous germ. Using the very same blind sightedness that catastrophically failed the first time around. Indeed, those who are ignorant of history are doomed to repeat its mistakes.

We must therefore ask: what is driving these devastating policies towards the brink of societal collapse?

With the word ‘overwhelmed’ passed around like a bad penny in the political pulpits, are we seeing an increase in hospital admissions? Not in the slightest. A & E attendances for acute respiratory infection are running at 75% capacity, compared to the baseline, and there were significantly more respiratory-related hospital admissions in Dec 2019, pre-COVID. This fact alone would suggest the government is a prevaricating, deceiving, misleading, fraudulent, tellers of untruths.

Are we seeing a surge in deaths? Certainly not. The second wave is as fashionably late as the Prime Minister’s 4pm press conference on 31st October. And according to ONS data, in week 41 deaths were just 1.5% above the five-year average (in line with population growth). COVID accounted for only 4.4% of all deaths versus influenza and pneumonia at 16.3%. Even more alarming is this paper from the Oxford University Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), which reveals COVID-19 was not the underlying cause of death for 30% of all recent deaths attributed to the disease. 30%. Nevertheless, Johnson has pandered to the opposition (for want of a better word) and delivered another lockdown. Despite forty thousand scientists and medical professionals imploring an end to this institutional madness. Yet, deaf to common reason and without compunction, our political leaders continue to ride roughshod over the democratic principle when there has always been another way. Look at Sweden:

What’s more, when we overlay deaths per million in Sweden with the UK, it is clear the virus follows its own trajectory, regardless of ineffective lockdowns.

Despite this data being readily available to the government and SAGE we continue on this crooked path towards the brink of collapse.

When we examine hospital admissions, COVID deaths, and excess deaths for this time of year, there is nothing exceptional in the data. Therefore, is COVID a moderately bad flu season? Well, according to ONS, up to 23rd October 2020, there were 56,073 excess deaths over 9 months in England and Wales (although only 45,224 of those were Covid deaths). Whereas in the winter of 2017/2018 – over a shorter period of 3 months – there were 50,100 excess deaths. [HD: it should be noted that what ONS means by ‘excess’ in ‘excess winter deaths’ is something quite different to what ‘excess’ means in relation to the general all-cause mortality figures, but it’s a reasonable proxy for it: more here.] 2017-2018 saw the highest excess deaths since winter 1975/1976:

Finally, Rick Hayward, writing for Hector Drummond has extrapolated all-cause winter-spring mortality going back to 1993, and adjusted for population growth, 2019-20 is in fact the eighth worst season of the last twenty-six:

Mandatory Vaccinations

The rules for clinicians on defining COVD cases clearly states the ‘presence of symptoms.’ But contrary to these rules, more than 80% of those tested on the day had no symptoms. So why then is this government counting non-symptomatic cases as cases? Why do they refuse to publish or even acknowledge the impact of false positives? And importantly, why is COVID is the most politicised cause of death in history?

To answer these questions it is important to understand that those driving this controlled demolition forward have skin in the game. Especially Her Majesty’s Government. The UK is the number one investor in immunology amongst all G7 countries. The British Society for Immunology is the largest in Europe. The life sciences industry, of which immunology is an important part was worth £70 billion to the UK economy in 2019. The UK is the biggest country donor to the World Health Organisation. And the UK is the number one funder of the vaccine alliance, GAVI. It is well understood that a global mandatory vaccination program would be one of the world’s most lucrative commodities. Do the math: the average cost of a vaccine x 7.8 billion people x every year of their lives.

Immunisation therefore presents a golden opportunity for Britain to restore its legacy of empire, through a quasi-imperialistic meddling in the affairs of developing nations, with a global mandatory vaccination program that would provide the old empire with significant influence over global health and education policy. Despite the government’s own admission that the UK’s influenza vaccine was just 15% effective for 2017-18. Would you pay the full price for a car that was 15% operational? Or a lunch that was 15% food? No. But if those products were mandatory you would have no choice.

The Great Reset 

No indictment of the pandemic response would be complete without a mention of the technocratic takeover of our cultural commons, predicated by unelected decision-makers, through programs like The Great Reset, which the UK has been onboard with since at least 2017, when Matt Hancock was Minister for Digital. In 2019 the British government laid out its roadmap towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution in this white paper. Notice this statement:

It is characterised by a fusion of technologies – such as artificial intelligence, gene editing and advanced robotics – that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological worlds.

Sound familiar?

With a background in digital rather than health it is no coincidence that our masquerading Minister of Health, Matt Hancock, is at the helm of the greatest public health response in history. A role that reprises many of the technologies Hancock was bringing to market during his tenure as Minister for Digital, which COVID provides the necessary bluster to implement, including contact tracing, immunity passports, and other apparatus of digital control and surveillance being rolled out under the Joint Biosecurity Centre, foreshadowing the merger of human, digital and smart grid.

Another stooge doing the unofficial bidding for a global elite towards a Great Reset is our own affable dictator, Johnson. A disciple of the cult of technocracy since his address to the UN in 2019. So committed in fact, he has ruled out, under any circumstances, a return to normal, ever. Regardless of how the pandemic pans out, beyond the vicissitudes of his crystal ball.

According to the vision of the Great Reset, by 2030 ‘we will own nothing; all products will become services.’ By which time we will witness the seismic displacement of billions of workers worldwide, with the overhaul of cheaper artificial intelligence to replace arbitraryand costly human labour. People and communities will be sacrificed at the corporate altar as a corporation’s entitlement to higher margins takes precedence over a person’s right to work and maintain financial independence. Humanity will become auxiliary to the rights of nature, with the alignment of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Climate Change and the SDGs of the UN’s Agenda 2030. A kind of world communism will pervade the social spectrum and turn world citizens into a kind of one size fits all, while those at the top of the pyramid will benefit exclusively from a capitalist system gone rogue. The social credits system, that scores citizens on their ‘behaviour’, is already a dystopian nightmare for millions of Chinese citizens, who are prohibited from travelling on trains and aeroplanes. This apparatus of social control is already being trumpeted in Australia’s political pulpits as the exit plan for COVID, should Australian citizens wish to re-enter the economy themselves in 2021. Ripples of this new world order are fast approaching the shores of mainland Britain, with the Universal Living Wage system under trial runs in British Cities.

As the Jackals Circle

It is therefore no surprise that the Coronavirus Act was renewed on 30th September by the shills at Westminster. Despite the drum-beating of apparently dissenting MPs, in the end all these mutineers (in name only) could muster was a kind of vague gentlemen’s agreement on votes ‘where possible’ on ‘significant measures.’ Whatever that means. Even more disturbing was the idle voter turnout on the day, when only a criminal 54% of MP’s could be bothered to raise their hand to vote – including a flimsy 3% of all Labour MP’s – on what is perhaps the most important piece of legislation in history.

As a result we now stand at a crossroads, in what is destined to become the most important moment in history. Looking out onto a bleak horizon, where human freedom will become a thing of the past, with two possible scenarios to consider going forward. Because we all know what’s coming.

The first scenario involves each dissenter carefully deciding where they want to get trapped. Because in a few months once ‘vaccine-apartheid’ is implemented, those who refuse the jab will have very limited access to the economy and escape through international travel will be impossible.

The second scenario involves humanity resurfacing from behind the sofa. Organizing into a powerful consortium of stakeholders, towards a national opposition movement, with a clear and focussed mandate: to reclaim our citizenry, implement an independent publicly-led inquiry to examine the science vs the risks, bring this government to account for their malfeasance, and change the course of history. Because with the vast majority of career MP’s complicit in this agenda or lacking the vertebrae to oppose it, the burden of responsibility now rests squarely on the shoulders of the people. At this critical juncture, it is our civic duty to push back, resist, dissent, disobey. Let civil disobedience rip through this country, until it is returned to some semblance of normality. While we still have the notion of democracy to defend, we need to stand firm under its basic tenets. We must take off the mask, break the rules, organise and assemble in large groups and importantly, we need to protest and let our voices shudder throughout Westminster. If there is a silver lining to this historic debacle, now that the cannon smoke has settled on the battlefield, we can clearly see the snakes laid bare in the grass.

Reference link: https://hectordrummond.com/2020/11/09/dustin-broadberythe-controlled-demolition-of-society/

Where does one begin to hide when the enemy is living inside? How do you secure things? What does it take to defend your family and loved ones, animals and livelihoods from the menace within?

An airborne, highly contagious biological weapon developed and spread via a network of shadow operatives and laboratories; scientists, engaged and manipulated by rogue military agents, dangerous research kept secret by Governments, compounding systemic risks, and States petrified of losing control of their citizens, economies, finances, and markets.

A Natural Regressive Approach Against Humanity

Pathological Deception ... A natural regressive approach against humanity.

Pathological DeceptionA natural regressive approach against humanity… Zooming in on the use of Bio-Weapons after 9/11.

James With has developed an original concept piece that is based upon extensive research that delves deep into the convoluted and interwoven webs of cyber warfare, darkness and evil that interconnect countries, Governments, States secrets, rogue agents, military personnel, scientists and viral pathogens, manipulated to create terrifying weapons of mass destruction that have been unleashed on humanity.

The treatment is designed as a television series, and would work equally as effectively as a feature length motion picture.

Production partners are being sourced to produce the project in association with writer and producer James With and TRI-US Entertainment.

Expressions of interest can be made to Stark Networks, which is handling negotiations, contracting and private client investment for the project.

TRI-US ENTERTAINMENT
“Partnering With the World to Create Entertainment”

JW Blog Thailand Production Incentives

#‎Thailand‬’s government has approved a ‪#‎Film‬ ‪#‎Production‬ ‪#‎rebate‬ for international ‪#‎productions‬ that spend at least $1.5m in the Kingdom. Thailand has finally secured government approval for production incentives in the form of a 15-20% cash rebate on qualifying local spend.

Expected to kick in from January 2017, the incentive offers a 15% rebate on international productions that spend at least $1.5m in the country, with a yet-to-be determined upper limit to prevent a single big-budget production from emptying the pot. An additional 3% is available for films that use key Thai cast or crew when shooting in the country and a further 2% for films that have particular value in promoting Thailand.

Reference: http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/cannes/thailand-launches-20-production-incentive/5103910.article

20160514 Thailand Launches 20 percent production rebate - ScreenDaily

Discussions for Thailand to introduce a film production incentive have been heard for over two decades and local film industry professionals see this as a great positive for the film industry in Thailand and ASEAN as a whole. With the more business opportunities and activities focused on trading partnership across the AEC, Thailand’s production hub status will be further strengthened by the implementation of this vital entertainment industry support at a time when Asian appetites for entrepreneurship, fintech, startup technology and OTT are heating up.

When one compares jurisdictions the Thailand film production industry incentives set to take effect in 2017 will weigh in heavily on other countries offering similar production incentives to attract filmmakers, not only in ASEAN, but also throughout the world. This is largely because the costs of production are significantly lower in Thailand than other countries and with rebates being offered in the range of 15%-20% being available, Thailand will rank high on the list of destinations for producers.

EP Financial Solutions

EP Financial Solutions

The development of movie production incentives stems from the perceived economic benefits of filmmaking and television production in the US. In 2010 revenues from television production in the US were estimated at $30.8 billion[1] while revenues from movie and video production in the US were estimated at $29.7 billion in the same year.[2]

As the TV and film industries around the world grew through the 1990s, so did concern over runaway productionsTV shows and films that are intended for a US audience but are filmed in other countries in order to reduce production costs. The issue of runaway productions gained further traction after Canada adopted a movie production incentive program in 1997.

In the 21st century Asia has emerged as a leading growth area for film financing with Asia, China and India increasingly being used by Hollywood producers and major studios as a necessary part of their global strategies.

Building on new trends and timing with markets

Evidence suggests that the trends of US and EU companies pursuing strategic partnerships in Asia is increasing in 2016. Such trends are not exclusive to strategic decisions being made by corporations in the entertainment, media, and Hollywood talent agencies. A renewed focus on private equity and Family Office funding coupled with recent increased volatility in financial markets has spurred a swathe of mergers and acquisitions activity across the divide between East and West.

Innovations and Cultural Specifics

Innovations in technology and rapid growth in the utilisation of enterprise software to enhance business efficiency are coupled to growing mobile penetration prevalent across ASEAN. With large populations utilising high-speed data services and ever-increasing access to mobile communications, the proliferation of marketing and advertising censorship controls under scrutiny, Governments and populations wishing to monitor and filter content delivered over the Internet are all key indicators to watch.

Mobile penetration demographics SE Asia - South Korea

India’s super angel investors are predominantly focused on the media technology and innovation spaces and are keenly interested in developing strategic partnerships with growth stories that focus on expansion in Asia.

For more information on filming in Thailand information is available from the Thailand Film Office. 
Telephone: + 66 2612 4149 +66 2219 4010 Ext. 634 or 463
Email: film@thailandfilmoffice.org URL: Thailandfilmoffice.org

About the author: James With
First published on Monday, 16th May 2016

Thursday 16th January 2014 – today, whilst working on my current Film Projects I have been compelled to take time out and write my first blog article for 2014 …

Anonymous Motorcycle Driver during "Bangkok Shutdown" march on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Anonymous Motorcycle Driver during “Bangkok Shutdown” march on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Yuriko Koike, Japan’s former defense minister and national security adviser, was Chairwoman of Japan’s Liberal Democrat Party and currently is a member of the National Diet. In her article titled “Who Lost Thailand?” published on 15th January 2014, Ms. Yuriko Koike writes “Thailand, Southeast Asia’s most developed and sophisticated economy, is teetering on the edge of the political abyss. Yet most of the rest of Asia appears to be averting its eyes from the country’s ongoing and increasingly anarchic unrest. That indifference is not only foolish; it is dangerous. Asia’s democracies now risk confronting the same harsh question that the United States faced when Mao Zedong marched into Beijing, and again when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ousted the Shah in Iran. Who, they will have to ask, lost Thailand?”

As a long time expatriate resident of Thailand there are quarter tones joined as chords that resonate in unison, 21st century composers in sympathetic dissonance, emanating from the trading partner-ships whistling through troubled waters in the East China Sea, the stage of Japan’s dispute with China to the smaller vessels hauling materials on a variety of other covert Whistle-blowers and covered junks conducting business, whilst traveling up and down the Mekong River, a vital chord flowing with life, connecting China, Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam. From the river’s banks life is bottled up and exchanged in merchandise that ripples through many states, the birth places of many indigenous peoples from Qinghai, Tibet, Yunnan, Shan, Luang Namtha, Bokeo, Oudomxay, Luang Phrabang, Sayabouly, Vientiane, Vientiane, Bolikhamsai, Khammouane, Savannakhet, Salavan, Champasak until eventually the remaining silt branches out and spills into various points and exits Vietnam somewhere between the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea, where sabre-rattling and posturing continues to spread outwards.

The Mekong Delta (Vietnamese: Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long or in English often transliterated to mean the “Nine Dragon river delta”) could be accurately described as a rather gradual fertile river delta and unlike Japan it is not close to any submarine abyss. Continuing movement on the subduction zone associated with the Japan Trench is one of the main causes of tsunamis and earthquakes in northern Japan, including the megathrust Tōhoku earthquake and resulting tsunami that occurred on 11 March 2011.

People marching during "Bangkok Shutdown" on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Despite the “Bangkok Shutdown” the Chao Phraya River continues to flow smoothly through Bangkok, known fondly as the “City of Angels” of the Far East and as with all rivers on the planet it too eventually meets a large body of water to empty into… and waterways are the veins of sustenance for life in all forms, and often are diverted, reformed, dammed and flooded, by natural forces as well as by human beings … as the seasons ebb and flow, the climate changes and prevailing winds of change wreak havok on agriculture and commercial business interests alike, there remains a natural inclination for things to remain in balance.

Perhaps, in a wider context the expressed perspective from Ms. Yuriko Koike shows how much Western ideologies have influenced and shaped the Japanese economy and the Japanese people’s opinion since the United States of America decidedly dropped Nuclear weapons of mass destruction on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in August 1945? On August 15, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, and seven days after the Soviet Union’s declaration of war, Japan announced its surrender to the Allies, signing the Instrument of Surrender on 2nd September 1945, commonly acknowledged as officially ending World War II. The bombings’ role in Japan’s surrender and their ethical justification are still debated.

People marching during "Bangkok Shutdown" on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand: “Occupy Bangkok” Begins – Published 13th January 2014 is a very interesting and well-balanced account of what’s happened over the last decade to bring about the current protests in Bangkok Thailand being staged against the present Government that was elected by a majority vote supported by a well-financed regime leader living in exile that has used “Thaksinomics” as a political tool to amass a personal fortune; Taksin Shinawatra is himself supported by very strong wealthy global banking powers that want a larger share of the Kingdom’s valuables as well as those of other neighboring countries that have developed more slowly but are also are full of natural resources and deeply fertile environmental jewelry.

In the most recent general election Thailand‘s people voted to put Thaksin Shinawatra‘s sister Yingluck Shinawatra, a member of the Pheu Thai Party, and the 28th and current Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election into lead a new Government of Thailand. Yingluck is Thailand’s first female Prime Minister and at 45 is the youngest Prime Minister of Thailand in over 60 years.  A Statement delivered by Yingluck Shinawatra, H.E. the Prime Minister of Thailand on the dissolution of the House of Representatives was delivered on 9 December 2013. Many people in Thailand are now protesting against the regime’s manipulation of the country’s legislatures, its infiltration of Government structures and large corporations who have benefited from Thaksinomics.

There is an expressed feeling that the pillars of Government have been abused to such a degree that it has become unacceptable and unconscionable to remain in the shadows. The links in the Thailand: “Occupy Bangkok” Begins – Published 13th January 2014 article also lead to other interesting articles too.

Then on the same day my attention is directed to another article, written by William Pesek, a columnist writing for Bloomberg based in Tokyo, Japan. And this makes me ask the rhetorical question, which more aptly put is an observation: Who Won Japan?

Bloomberg should be ashamed to publish such an article. William Pesek’s views are way too polarized and filled with silly ignorant inaccurate general “sound bite” statements and phrases, such as are contained in “The choice is between Egypt and South Korea. It’s time for Thailand’s 67 million people to decide whether they want to live in a constant state of chaos and socioeconomic stasis (like Egypt), or to move up the economic ladder, Korea-style. The only way democracy works is if a critical mass of the people trust it. In Thailand’s case, that means building credible and independent institutions that provide checks and balances for elected officials. Only strong judiciaries, anti-corruption arms and networks of government watchdog agencies can ensure accountability.” … This, simply put is trashy journalism at its worst and Bloomberg should be careful to call it a “Bloomberg View”.

Bangkok Needs More Bread, Fewer Circuses” By William Pesek
January 15, 2014 11:26 AM EST – Uploaded by UUID:7953017 at 1/15/2014 11:23 AM

William Pesek is based in Tokyo and writes on economics, markets and politics throughout the AsiaPacific region. His journalism awards include the 2010 Society of American Business Editors and Writers prize for commentary.

Since joining Bloomberg in 2000, Pesek’s columns have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Post, the Straits Times, the Japan Times and many other publications around the world. Pesek began his journalism career writing for the American Banker and Bond Buyer newspapers. He also worked for Dow Jones Newswires, where he wrote the daily credit markets column for The Wall Street Journal. Pesek earned a bachelor’s degree in business journalism from Bernard M. Baruch College-City University of New York.
Reference: http://www.bloomberg.com/view/bios/william-pesek/

The future for the peoples living in Thailand, the Governance of Thailand, it’s prosperity and the prosperity of Thailand’s South-East Asian neighbors is all at stake and will be affected by how things are perceived and the reaction of people not only in Thailand but also throughout the world. Why? Because, trading, imports and exports, for Thailand and ASEAN is contingent upon keeping the rivers flowing, water being proportioned in a balanced and respectable way for life to be sustainable and peaceful.

We pray for a process that will be as painless and as death-free as possible … we are living in interesting times… and we have a ways to travel yet… floods, droughts, come rain and shine, survival is a matter of adapting to change.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article, and here’s wishing you a safe, healthy and successful 2014 as we approach the Chinese Year of the Horse.

Blessings,
James With

PS After writing this article, the following articles were brought to my attention:

By Lewis M. SimonsCan Thailand Avoid Another Coup?“published 16th January 2014 formerly as “Thailand’s Grave Future”

By Credible Reform, Not Shutdown, Needed to End Thailand’s Political Standoff” – 15th January 2014

By @charliecamp6ellThe Nightmare Gets Worse For Embattled Thai PM Yingluck” – 17th January 2014

By Veera Prateepchaikul, Former Editor, Bangkok Post – Opinion “Corruption Award Goes to Rice Scheme”  – 17th January 2014
© Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved. View Bangkok Post policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip.

By Voranai Vanijaka in Bangkok Post – Opinion Commentary “With all sides wrong, There can be no right” – 19 January 2014
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By Thin Lei Win Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation “Shutdown Protests in Bangkok ratchets up risk of violence and coup, ICG warns” on Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 07:00 AM & “The din of misogyny at Bangkok protests” on Friday, 17 Jan 2014 10:29 AM

Reuters Reporting by Pracha Hariraksapitak; Writing by Alan Raybould “Thai government imposes state of emergency in Bangkok” on Tuesday January 21, 2014 4:47pm IST

By Marc Saxer in Social Europe JournalHow Thailand’s Middle Class Rage Threatens Democracy” on Thursday, 23 January 2014

By William Pesek on Bloomberg Opinion “Thailand Is Only the Tip of Asia’s Iceberg” on Friday, January 24, 2014 5:00 AM GMT+0700

By Pradit Ruangdit in Bangkok Post “Suthep: PDRC is ‘’pro-democracy’’ movement” on Friday, 24 January 2014 at 23.25
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By The Sunday Nation Newspaper “Suthep will be arrested soon, should surrender to avoid violence: Chalerm” and “Advance voting to go ahead” on Sunday, 26 January 2014 at 01:00

By Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Anuchit Nguyen in Bloomberg News “Yingluck Rejects Proposal to Delay Feb. 2 Thailand Election” on Tuesday, 28th January 2014 7:03 PM GMT+0700 To contact the reporters on this story: Suttinee Yuvejwattana in Bangkok at suttinee1@bloomberg.net; Anuchit Nguyen in Bangkok at anguyen@bloomberg.net

By David EimerThai red shirts leader says ‘It’s time to get rid of the elite’” on 30 January 2014 at 10:42AM GMT and previously “Anti-government protests escalate in Thailand amid calls for a ‘people’s revolution’” on 26 November 2013 at 12:04PM GMT and “I can back down no further, says Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra” on 10th December 2014 at 9:45PM GMT and  “Thai Prime Minister considers delaying election as anti-government protesters blockade Bangkok” on 13 January 2014 at 12:19PM GMT and “Thai anti-government protesters threaten to kidnap PM” on 14 January 2014 at 3:21PM GMT and

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” Mahatma Gandhi

On the Road in Yangon

The Road Less Traveled … But not for long!

In a week that saw Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the first Indian Prime Minister visit Burma in a quarter of a century, the previous Indian Head of State being Mahatma Gandhi, and recognized pro-democracy advocate, now a newly appointed Myanmar Government Minister, Aung San Su Kyi taking her first international trip in 24 years, it now seems apparent that long expected development will begin to unfold very rapidly in Myanmar.

However, the road ahead still displays pitfalls and challenges of navigation … Douglas Clayton and the team of experts from Leopard Capital has been intensely studying the region in terms of investment for some time now. This recent interview touches on prevalent risks and the bold moves being made:


Douglas Clayton, CEO Leopard Capital – Investing in Myanmar

Foreign companies have been conducting business in Burma for a long time; even during the ‘dark ages’ the vast natural resources of Myanmar have been eagerly sought. It now appears light will not only emerge from the tunnel, but will become brighter and more consistent …

The Strand Bar - Yangon, Myanmar

Luxury is maintained at The Strand Bar – Yangon, Myanmar – powerful generators out of sight and sound provide back up lighting

With the assistance of new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) being directed to focus on sectors in dire need of development, the Government is now calling on companies to invest into alternative areas and away from natural resources sector. This recent article gives more information: Burma Govt Wants Investment Focus Away from Natural Resources

One of the concerns for corporations and business entrepreneurs in terms of investing into Myanmar has been the historical role of the Burmese military; This may be about to change; Myanmar’s Defense Minister, Hla Min has recently stated that the Government charter is open for this important consideration, thus reducing the military’s role in Government at this progressive time in history.

Fukushima Meltdown

The Fukishima Nuclear power plant meltdown is a global catastrophe

Radioactive materials spewed out from the crippled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and rained down on North America soon after the meltdown and then still more “hot particles” were carried all the way to Europe, according to a simulation by university researchers.

The computer simulation by researchers at Kyushu University and the University of Tokyo, among other institutions, calculated dispersal of radioactive dust from the Fukushima plant beginning at 9 p.m. on March 14, when radiation levels around the plant spiked. An interesting simulation can be played by clicking on this article in the Mainichi Daily News.

And the problem continues … Humanity needs to address this issue from the perspective of maintaining a sustainable existence… Certain “Hot Particles” have extremely long lives… some lasting for more than a billion years!

Our children and future generations will be subjected to problems that have been created by people who have developed the current direction of global power, and those who have done this, have simply been short sighted and ignorant of our Earth’s fragile make up, environmental phenomena and climactic cycles that have been evolving since the beginning of time.

The Santos Republic

Disclose on DISCLOSURE: Not all aliens are good.

MJ Santos gives us another interesting insight … we are not alone!

Present EARTH WARS, whether economic, social, or spiritual threaten the planet, our humanity, our very existence … Technology, if harnessed properly will provide sustainable existence… and humanity will progress and peace and happiness will be the basis of our existence…
Weather control requires human beings to have attained a level of consciousness that respects all life on our planet and our planet as interconnected and interactive.
Weather warfare conflicts with our planet and humanity.

Information Technology, if controlled for the purposes of profit or motives ulterior to the preservation of humanity and human life, will cause apocalyptic catastrophe.

A Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) known informally as the “Biodiversity Convention”, is an international legally binding treaty. The Convention has three main goals:
1. conservation of biological diversity (or biodiversity);
2. sustainable use of its components; and
3. fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from genetic resources

The Environmental Modification Convention (ENMOD), formally the “Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques” is an international treaty prohibiting the military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques. It opened for signature on 18 May 1977 in Geneva and entered into force on 5 October 1978.

It is apparent that these conventions are not being respected … All Human Beings just don’t get it!

Available technology allows for the exponential expansion of existentialism…. the interwoven fabric of communications are vital to shared existence… interactive communities, online social networks… such as Facebook, reaching across the globe connecting hundreds of millions of humans have a social responsibility to connect people; devastation and destruction can be implemented by uncaring, ruthless and ignorant individuals at the mere click of keyboard button, a mouse or voice command … if left unchecked the world as we know it disappears…

UNGA RES. 31/72, TIAS 9614
CONVENTION ON THE PROHIBITION OF MILITARY OR ANY OTHER HOSTILE USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES
Adopted by Resolution 31/72 of the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1976. The Convention was opened for signature at Geneva on 18 May 1977. TEXT PUBLISHED IN: United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/72, Annex; see Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-first Session, Supplement No. 39 (A/31/39), pp. 37-38. International Legal Materials, Vol. XVI, No. 1, January 1977, pp. 88-94 (Engl.); World Armaments and Disarmament, SIPRI Yearbook 1978, London 1978, pp. 392-397 (Engl.); Shindler & Toman, eds., “The Laws of Armed Conflicts.” …

The wiping out of humanity as we know it …it could happen instantly… or it could be a slow, protracted painful removal of everything we base our perception of the world we live in on…

2010 : The International Year of Biodiversity with an emphasis on 2010 Biodiversity Target initiated in 2001. In 2003, Environment Ministers and Heads of delegation from 51 countries in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region adopted the Kiev Resolution on Biodiversity at the fifth Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe” and decided to “reinforce our objective to halt the loss of biological diversity at all levels by the year 2010”.

What has happened?

Is this what human beings, and especially those in positions of great power are viewing as reinforcing and halting the loss of biological diversity? Parties to these conventions committed themselves to a more effective and coherent implementation of the three objectives of the Convention, to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth.

The main goals of the International Year of Biodiversity were to:
Enhance public awareness of the importance of conserving biodiversity and of the underlying threats to biodiversity
Raise awareness of the accomplishments to save biodiversity that have already been realized by communities and governments
Promote innovative solutions to reduce the threats to biodiversity
Encourage individuals, organizations and governments to take immediate steps to halt biodiversity loss
Start dialog between stakeholders for the steps to be taken in the post-2010 period.
… Was this achieved? I think not!

Biodiversity is life.
Biodiversity is our life…

We are witnessing great trauma, cataclysmic catastrophe on a level that is posing a real threat to humanity right now… I urge you to action… read, learn and explore the existence and meaning of life and to become involved… Humanity needs YOU!

There’s more to come…