HENRY MAKOW: “Is It Possible That Almost Everyone Of ‘Importance’ In The Past Was A Crypto Jew And Satanist?

“Is it possible that almost everyone of ‘importance’ in the past was a Crypto Jew and Satanist? The Corona hoax may be the tip of a spear that stretches back centuries. The spear is aimed at the heart of mankind. Are all these prominent people spanning five centuries of Crypto-Jews? If true, it casts history in a new light. EVERYBODY was involved. The Illuminati — FDR, Hitler, Stalin & Churchill — are essentially Crypto-Jews. So are Hillary and Trump. History could be re-written based on an analysis of the role played by these personages. Below is a list of political and cultural leaders over more than 500 years whose official portraits show them making a Triad Hand Sign, joining their third and fourth fingers. The Triad Claw hand sign — holding middle finger together — signals membership in Kabbalist conspiracy. Apparently, this is a Marrano gesture which signals the letters M & W, symbolizing 666 from the three V’s. The letter V is ‘waw’ in Hebrew and ‘vav’ in Gematria and is the 6th letter in both. What are the chances that people living centuries apart would make the same Masonic hand sign? The Triad Sign is how Satanists recognize each other and signal fealty to Lucifer.”

~Henry Makow

“All religions have issued from the Kabbalah and return to it; everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of the Illuminati… all the Masonic associations owe to it… the Kabbalah, their Secrets and their symbols.”

~Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma


“Freemasonry is a Jewish establishment, whose history, grades, official appointments, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end.”

~Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise


“Freemasonry is based on Judaism. Eliminate the teachings of Judaism from the Masonic ritual and what is left?”

~The Jewish Tribune, editorial, 1927


“In politics nothing is accidental. If something happens, be assured it was planned this way.”

~Franklin Delano Roosevelt


“The one who cannot see that on Earth a big endeavor is taking place, an important plan, on which realization we are allowed to collaborate as faithful servants, certainly has to be blind”

~Winston Churchill


“I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.”

~Revelation 2:9


“What humanity is enduring is a global plandemic and attempts to force vaccination mandates are not the result of a freak accident, random natural events or stemming from absurd levels of human incompetence. This surreal drama of evil takeover has been meticulously planned and orchestrated for hundreds if not thousands of years by bloodline families that worship anti-life or satanic based ideologies. The Church of Satan uses the Hebrew letters at each of the points of the Sigil of Baphomet to represent Leviathan in their Black Magic rituals. This means Satanists that conjure or evoke Baphomet fields to power up Leviathan entities for service-to-self rituals, are actually contributing to the feeding of the Beast Machine and its AI technology for maintaining the electromagnetic harness. The Power Elite believe they are the chosen ones to fulfill this end of times prophecy and direct the AI programs in order to wake up and agitate these Monsters of Chaos, which they have co-created from the shadow fragments and reversal elementals on the surface. This is another example of why Satanism is a natural segue into the Transhumanism agendas, as many materialists are very pro-artificial intelligence.”

~Lisa Renee


See complete list of Crypto Jews

Masonic hand gesture | Triad Claw | Marrano Crypto-Jew sign of historical figures:

Alfonso V of Aragon 1396-1458

Renaissance King of Aragon, Valencia, Majorca, Sardinia, Corsica & Sicily

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola 1463-1494

Renaissance philosopher, studied the Hebrew Kabbalah. Related to Este, Sforza & Gonzaga

Edward Montagu 1485-1557

Ancestor of the Dukes of Montagu & Manchester and the Earls of Sandwich

Ignatius of Loyola 1491-1556

Marrano Jew, founded the Society of Jesus. Religious leader during Counter-Reformation

Charles V 1500-1558

Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor & King of Spain, oversaw Americas colonization

William Grey 1509-1562

Baron Grey de Wilton, military commander serving in France under the Earl of Bedford

Giulia Gonzaga 1513-1566

Italian oligarch of the Renaissance, wife of Vespasiano Colonna Duke of Traetto

Catherine de’ Medici 1519-1589

Queen consort of France as wife of King Henry II of France

Eleanor of Toledo 1522-1562

Daughter of Duke of Alba, wife of Cosimo de’ Medici, mother of Dukes of Tuscany

Richard Bingham 1528-1599

English soldier & naval commander during the Tudor conquest of Ireland

Elizabeth I 1533-1603

Queen of England, established Church of England’s independence from Rome

Joanna of Austria 1547-1578

Wife of Francesco I de’ Medici, mother of Marie de’ Medici

Henry of Navarre 1553-1610

First monarch of the House of Bourbon in France. 1st Huguenot King

James I 1566-1625

King of England, united the English, Scottish and Irish crowns

Karl I of Liechtenstein 1569-1627

1st Prince of Liechtenstein, founder of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein

Josephus Coymans 1591-1677

Merchant from the rich International banking Coymans family of Antwerp

Elisabeth of France 1602-1644

Daughter of Henry of Navarre and Marie de’ Medici. 1st wife of King Philip IV of Spain

William Russell 1616-1700

1st Duke of Bedford, carried the sceptre at the coronation of William III of Orange

John Evelyn 1620-1706

English writer and diarist, co-founder of the Royal Society

Archibald Campbell 1629-1685

Earl of Argyll, took part in the Monmouth rebellion, fellow of the Royal Society

Christopher Wren 1632-1723

Founder & president of the Royal Society, Freemason

Ralph Montagu 1638-1709

1st Duke of Montagu, of the famous Montagu family

Isaac Newton 1642-1727

English intellectual, Royal Society, one of the most influential people in history

Jonathan Trelawny 1650-1711

A British Bishop of Bristol, Exeter and Winchester. Supported William III

James Bertie 1653-1699

1st Earl of Abingdon, son of Montagu Bertie the 2nd Earl of Lindsey

Charles Montagu 1661-1715

Devised the establishment of the Bank of England. 1st First Lord of the Treasury

Sophia Dorothea of Hanover 1666-1726

Wife and cousin of George I of Great Britain, and mother of George II

Frederick Augustus I 1670-1733

Elector of Saxony, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania

Spencer Compton 1673-1743

1st Earl of Wilmington, Prime Minister of Great Britain and 1st Lord of the Treasury

John Manners 1676-1721

2nd Duke of Rutland, son of John Manners of the ‘Glorious Revolution’

James Craggs 1686-1721

Acquaintance of King George I while in Hanover, accompanied him to England

John Wesley 1703-1791

Church of England cleric, founder of the Methodist movement

Thomas Gray 1716-1771

English poet, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University

John Adams 1735-1826

2nd President of the United States and negotiator of the peace treaty with U.K

Francis Asbury 1745-1816

1st bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States

Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832

German writer, served the duchy of Saxe-Weimar, member of the Illuminati

John Marshall 1755-1835

Chief Justice of the United States, developed the American legal system

Joseph Fesch 1763-1839

French cardinal, closely associated with the family of Napoleon Bonaparte

Christian VIII of Denmark 1786-1848

King of Denmark and Norway of the House of Oldenburg

Miguel of Portugal 1802-1866

King of Portugal of the House of Braganza and Knight of the Order of Christ

Napoleon III 1808-1873

1st President of the French Republic and Emperor of the French

Alexander III of Russia 1845-1894

Emperor of Russia of the House of Oldenburg from 1881 until his death in 1894

Marsilio Ficino 1433-1499

Philosopher, priest and homosexual of the early Italian Renaissance, worked for de’ Medici’s

Giles of Viterbo 1469-1532

Cardinal of Catholic Church. Studied the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism

Catherine of Aragon 1485-1536

1st wife of King Henry VIII of England, sparked England’s break from Rome

Clarice de’ Medici 1493-1528

Granddaughter of Lorenzo de’ Medici. Educated Catherine, the future Queen of France

Ferdinand I 1503-1564

Holy Roman Emperor, Habsburg, supported the Society of Jesus

Francis Borgia 1510-1572

4th Duke of Gandia, third Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Philip Neri 1515-1595

Italian priest, worked for the de’ Medici family and supported Henry of Navarre

Cosimo I de’ Medici 1519-1574

Duke of Florence, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Restored power in Florence

James Douglas 1525-1581

4th Earl of Morton and regent of Scotland, supported the Reformation

Maria of Spain 1528-1603

Daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I & wife of Maximilian II

Edward VI 1537-1553

King of England, educated by his fathers sixth wife Catherine Parr like his sister

Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616

Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. Jewish Marrano and educated by the Jesuits

Cesar de Nostredame 1553-1629

Son of French astrologer and occultist Michel de Nostredame (Nostradamus)

Francis de Sales 1567-1622

Saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Protestant sympathiser, educated by Jesuits

Robert Fludd 1574-1637

English occultist, astrologer, mathematician and Hermetic writer

Isaac Commelin 1598-1676

Dutch historian for the Orange family and the Dutch East India company

Carel Reyniersz 1604-1653

Dutch Admiral and merchant. Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Johan van Riebeeck 1619-1677

Dutch East India Company colonial administrator & founder of Cape Town

Johan de Witt 1625-1672

Grand Pensionary of Holland, tutored a young William III of Orange

Christiaan Huygens 1629-1695

Dutch mathematician. Founder of modern Calculus, Royal Society

Gaspar Fagel 1634-1688

Grand Pensionary of Holland, tutored and supported William III of Orange

William Cavendish 1640-1707

1st Duke of Devonshire, strong supporter of the Glorious Revolution & William III

Henry Darnall 1645-1711

Proprietary Agent of Baron Baltimore. Granddad of Charles Carroll of Carrollton

William III 1650-1702

King of England, Prince of Orange. Came to power after the “Glorious Revolution”

George Churchill 1654-1710

Younger brother of the Duke of Marlborough. Supported William III

Joseph Sabine 1661-1739

General in 9 Years’ War, War of Spanish Succession & Jacobite Rebellion

George Delaval 1667-1723

English naval admiral and diplomat. Fought in the War of the Spanish Succession

Joseph Addison 1672-1719

English playwright and poet, worked for John Somers and Charles Montagu

Charles Townshend 1674-1738

2nd Viscount Townshend, Secretary of State, Fellow of the Royal Society

John Campbell 1678-1743

2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish soldier, helped secure Hanoverian succession

Thomas Pelham-Holles 1693-1768

1st Duke of Newcastle, Prime Minister of Great Britain & Secretary of State

Frederick, Prince of Wales 1707-1751

Duke of Edinburgh, eldest son of George II and father of George III

Christopher Smart 1722-1771

English poet, notorious member of the Freemasons and Masonic author

Josias of Saxe-Coburg 1737-1815

Austrian general and Lieutenant Field Marshal in the Seven Years’ War

Tadeusz Kościuszko 1746-1818

Polish-Lithuanian aristocrat and general in the American Revolutionary War

Ferdinand I of Two Sicilies 1751-1825

King of Naples & Sicily, of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Alexander Hamilton 1755-1804

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, founded U.S. Mint & 1st National Bank

Ferdinand III 1769-1824

Grand Duke of Tuscany of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine

Robert Peel 1788-1850

Prime Minister of the U.K, created the modern concept of the police force

Sophie of Bavaria 1805-1872

Mother of Franz Joseph Emperor of Austria & Maximilian Emperor of Mexico

Otto of Greece 1815-1867

First modern King of Greece under the protection of the U.K, France and Russia

Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919

President of the United States, Freemason, imperialist

Lorenzo de’ Medici 1449-1492

One of the wealthiest men in Europe, patron of Marsilio Ficino & Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Alfonso I d’Este 1476-1534

Duke of Ferrara, of the House of Este during the Italian Wars

Archibald Douglas 1489-1557

Scottish Earl of Angus, ally of Henry VIII, consolidated the Douglas families power

Francis I 1494-1547

France’s first renaissance monarch. Gave rise to the Protestant Reformation

Isabella of Portugal 1503-1539

Holy Roman Empress, wife of Charles V, daughter of Manuel I of Portugal

James V of Scotland 1512-1542

King of Scotland, raised by Archibald Douglas Earl of Angus, ally of Francis I

Nicholas Throckmorton 1515-1571

Royal diplomat, worked for Elizabeth I, supported Reformation

William Cecil 1521-1598

Baron Burghley, chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I, founder of the Cecil dynasty

Philip II 1527-1598

King of Spain, Portugal, Naples and Sicily of the House of Habsburg

Robert Dudley 1532-1588

Earl of Leicester of the famous Dudley family. English diplomat

Francis Drake 1540-1596

English sea captain and slave trader. Provoked the Spanish Armada

Ferdinando I de’ Medici 1549-1609

Grand Duke of Tuscany, gained great wealth through Medici banks

Walter Raleigh 1554-1618

English Protestant aristocrat, explorer and populariser of tobacco in England

Maurice of Nassau 1567-1625

Stadtholder, Prince of Orange, foremost general of the 80 years war

Philip III 1578-1621

Habsburg King of Spain & Portugal. Married his cousin

Anne of Austria 1601-1666

Queen of France, mother of Louis XIV of France & Philippe I Duke of Orleans

John Milton 1608-1674

English poet, propagandist and official serving under Oliver Cromwell

Henry Oldenburg 1619-1677

Foremost spy in 17th century Europe, 1st Secretary of the Royal Society

Robert Boyle 1627-1691

Founder of modern Chemistry, Royal Society, son of 1st Earl of Cork

Arthur Capell 1631-1683

Earl of Essex, Protestant supporter of William III of Orange

William Douglas-Hamilton 1634-1694

Duke of Hamilton, granted the Scottish crown to William III of Orange

Philippe I of Orleans 1640-1701

Founder of House of Orleans, ancestor of most modern-day Catholic royalty

John Cecil 1648-1700

Earl of Exeter, known as Lord Burghley, supported William III of Orange

William Randolph 1650-1721

Colonist, ancestor of Thomas Jefferson and Cheif Justice John Marshall

James Blair 1656-1743

Church of England missionary & founder of the College of William & Mary

Simon Harcourt 1661-1727

1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. Arranged the union with Scotland

Samuel Vetch 1668-1732

Protestant colonial governor of Nova Scotia, involved in Monmouth Rebellion

Charles Lennox 1672-1723

1st Duke of Richmond, illegitimate son of King Charles II and a Freemason

Richard Temple 1675-1749

1st Viscount Cobham, British soldier, political mentor to the young William Pitt

George II 1683-1760

King of Great Britain and Ireland, gave rise to British government power

Henry Pelham 1694-1754

Prime Minister of Great Britain & Chancellor of the Exchequer

Robert Livingston 1708-1790

3rd Lord of Livingston Manor, grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder

Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc 1725-1797

70th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 1775 to 1797

George III 1738-1820

King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Leopold II 1747-1792

Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary & Bohemia & Grand Duke of Tuscany

Maria Luisa of Parma 1751-1819

Queen consort of Spain & daughter of King Louis XV of the House of Bourbon

José Álvarez de Toledo 1756-1796

Duke of Medina Sidonia & Alba de Tormes, husband of the Duchess of Alba

Augustus of Saxe-Gotha 1772-1822

Duke of Saxe-Gotha, grandfather of Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria

Pope Pius IX 1792-1878

Longest reigning Pope in history, centralized the Church in the Vatican

Joseph Smith 1805-1844

American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement

Pedro II of Brazil 1825-1891

Emperor of Brazil, reigned for over 58 years, Grand Master of Order of Christ

Wilhelm II 1859-1941

Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria

Christopher Columbus 1451-1506

Marrano Jewish explorer, aided by Marranos Louis de Santangel and Antonio de Marchena

Martin Luther 1483-1546

Initiated the Protestant Reformation, funded by Frederick III of Saxony of the House of Wettin

Vittoria Colonna 1490-1547

Italian Protestant, daughter of Fabrizio Colonna of the powerful Colonna family

Eleanor of Austria 1498-1558

Habsburg Infanta of Castile, wife of Manuel I of Portugal & Francis I of France

Gemma Frisius 1508-1555

Dutch cartographer and philosopher, taught occultist John Dee at the University of Leuven

Catherine Parr 1512-1548

Protestant, Henry VIII’s sixth wife. Restored Elizabeth to line of succession

James Hamilton 1516-1575

Earl of Arran, great grandson of James II of Scotland. Supported Reformation

Christina of Denmark 1521-1590

Queen of Denmark, Norway & Sweden, wife of Francesco II Sforza, Duke of Milan

Maximilian II 1527-1576

Holy Roman Emperor, member of the House of Habsburg

John Hawkins 1532-1595

Shipbuilder, naval commander and slave trader. 2nd cousin of Francis Drake

Francesco I de’ Medici 1541-1587

Grand Duke of Tuscany, continued the heavy taxation of his subjects

Francesco della Rovere 1549-1631

Duke of Urbino, related to Este, de’ Medici and Farnese dynasties

Philip Sidney 1554-1586

English Poet and soldier, nephew of Robert Dudley

Gerard Reynst 1568-1615

A founder of the Dutch East India Company, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Hendrik Brouwer 1581-1643

Dutch East India Company colonial administrator in Japan & Dutch East Indies

John Berkeley 1602-1678

Wealthy English royalist soldier, brother of William Berkeley governor of Virginia

Richard Boyle 1612-1698

2nd Earl of Cork, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland like his millionaire father

Rupert of the Rhine 1619-1682

Duke of Bavaria & Cumberland. 1st Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company

Henry Howard 1628-1684

Duke of Norfolk and Earl Marshal, gave his library to the Royal Society

Cyril Wyche 1632-1707

Lawyer & politician, original member of the Royal Society

Charles Calvert 1637-1715

3rd Baron Baltimore & Proprietary Governor of Maryland

Henry de Nassau 1640-1708

Lord Overkirk, son of Maurice of Nassau and 2nd cousin of King William III of England

James Scott 1649-1685

Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II, led the Monmouth Rebellion

John Somers 1651-1716

Chief architect of English union with Scotland and the Protestant succession

Thomas Bruce 1656-1741

2nd Earl of Ailesbury & 3rd Earl of Elgin, a Lord of the Royal Bedchamber

William Cowper 1665-1723

1st Earl Cowper, 1st Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, supported William III

Charles Beauclerk 1670-1726

1st Duke of St Albans, illegitimate son of King Charles II

William Cavendish 1672-1729

2nd Duke of Devonshire, served as Lord President of the Council

Frederick I of Sweden 1676-1751

King of Sweden & Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, founder of the order of Seraphim

Charles VI 1685-1740

Holy Roman Emperor of the House of Habsburg. Father of Maria Theresa

William Cavendish 1698-1755

3rd Duke of Devonshire, most recent common ancestor of Charles & Diana

George Whitefield 1714-1770

English Anglican priest, active in the British North American colonies

Prince Hall 1735-1807

Founder of “Black Freemasonry” or Prince Hall Freemasonry in the USA.

Joseph II 1741-1790

Holy Roman Emperor, first ruler of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine in Austria

Thomas Coke 1747-1814

Father of Methodist Missions, continued John Wesley’s work in America

Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac 1755-1841

French politician, member of the National Convention during the French Revolution

Horatio Nelson 1758-1805

1st Viscount Nelson & 1st Duke of Bronte, British flag officer in Napoleonic Wars

Henry Vassall-Fox 1773-1840

3rd Baron Holland & Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Adolphe Thiers 1797-1877

French politician, Prime Minister & President of the French Republic

Giuseppe Garibaldi 1807-1882

Italian revolutionary & Freemason, Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy

Edward VII 1841-1910

King of the United Kingdom, of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Adolf Hitler 1889-1945

Leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, head of state of Germany

The Westside hand gesture or Triad Claw/Marrano gesture signals the letters M & W, which symbolise 666 from the three V’s. The letter V is “waw” in Hebrew and “vav” in Gematria and is the 6th letter in both.

San Ignacio de Loyola, who founded the Jesuits by approval of Pope Paul III in 1539, came from a “Marrano” family…from every indication. In fact, strong and credible confirmation comes from none other than Benjamin Disraeli, an ethnic Jew and the Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1868 and 1874-1876, who wrote in his book “Coningsby” (London, 1844) that “the first Jesuits were Jews”. It is interesting that Loyola was compelled to repeatedly deny “Jewish” ethnicity.

The term “Marrano” is a Spanish expression which means “secret Jew”, i.e. a falsely converted Jew. Therefore, on the one hand, Ignatius Loyola displayed an outward show of Catholic devotion but in dramatically contradictory fashion…appears to have been a member of “Alumbrado” which was a forerunner to the Illuminati organization (the word “Alumbrado” is simply a Spanish translation for the term “Illuminati”) and another suspected Kabbalah concoction. Alumbrado devotees manifested a strangely conflicting mixture–many expressions of “godly” sentiments in their outward displays…but bizarre goings-on in their private meetings which fit the descriptions occult practices, and even of satanic ‘possession’ or interaction. – Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing


~via HenryMakow.com


VIDEO DOUBLE-FEATURE: “100% Proof Donald Trump Is a Freemason of the Synagogue of Satan” / “Is This Hard Core Proof That Donald Trump Is a Traitor to America?”

Video 1:

You have to be mentally challenged to not see and hear and know that DONALD TRUMP IS A FREEMASON/LUCIFERIAN. He’s about as “Christian” as Stalin was.

WATCH VIDEO 1 HERE!



Video 2:

Is Trump a man of God and TRUTH or son of Satan and LIES?

WATCH VIDEO 2 HERE!



Comments from both threads:

“Deception! Deception! So many people follow him and they think he truly cares about us. We are all blind and being played.”


“Not.”


“It’s true. Can you see now? Or are you waiting to get his warp speed vaccine?”


“Awesome job bringing this to the light.”


“MAGA is the highest order in the church of Satan. Makes you think. Go to churchofsatan.com and type in MAGA in the address bar.”


“Lol…..I kind of surmised as much before the bastard even got elected. He was merely the opposite side of the same corrupt coin.”


~via Justin Wilmot / N. Morgan


JAMES CORBETT: “Beyond Pegasus: The Bigger Picture of Israeli Cyber Spying”

by James Corbett

corbettreport.com

August 7, 2021

We have been told to live in mortal fear of online hackers and, as the “cyber pandemic” narrative ramps up, the fear-mongering over Chinese, Russian and even North Korean cyberwarriors is going into overdrive.

Strange, then, given this climate of non-stop cybersecurity hysteria, that we rarely hear mention of one of the world’s confirmed cyberhacking superpowers: Israel. Just as Israel’s nuclear arsenal is the worst kept secret in the world, it seems that mention of Israel’s cyber arsenal is strictly forbidden in the maintream press. But it is now undeniable that Israel is running one of the most sophisticated, pervasive and influential cyberhacking operations in the world.

The official silence on Israel’s cyber espionage changed last month when the story of Pegasus—a piece of military-grade spyware developed by Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group—made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The software, as Haaretz and other MSM half-truth peddlers inform us, is able to hijack the phones of its victims, recording from the phone’s cameras and microphone and collecting location data, call logs and contacts, all without the target’s knowledge. And, as the consortium of dinosaur media publishers who were given access to this treasure trove of information report, it is being used by “oppressive regimes” to target “180 journalists” and even scoop up personal contact details of national misleaders like French President Emmanuel Macron and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

But there are some very important things you never learned about the Pegasus story in the dinosaur media’s coverage of it and, if you do rely on the lamestream media for your knowledge, there are a lot of things you won’t know about the history of Israeli cyberspying. So today, let’s take a look at the issue of Israel’s high tech espionage.

One severely underreported fact about the Pegasus story shines a light on the much larger story of Israeli cyber spying. According to Forbes, the co-founders of the NSO Group, Omri Lavie and Shalev Hulio, “are believed to be alumni of Israel’s famous Unit 8200 signals intelligence arm, as are many of the country’s security entrepreneurs.” NSO’s first investor, Eddy Shalev, asserts otherwise (“They didn’t come from intelligence”). Hulio himself, meanwhile, spins a rather tall tale about randomly meeting people in line at a cafe who were able to put him in touch with the tech geek who would become the company’s first employee and who, Hulio allows, “may have served in Unit 8200.” This unlikely story stretches the bonds of credulity so far that it prompts even ynetnews to note that “Some in Israel’s defense and intelligence community were skeptical of Hulio’s fanatic tale.” But the fact that Unit 8200 is in the picture at all is itself telling.

For those who don’t know, Unit 8200 is the branch of the Israel Defense Force responsible for signals intelligence, i.e., Israel’s equivalent of the NSA. Supposedly founded in 1952 (or was it the 1930s?), the unit was not officially acknowledged until the early 2000s, when stories of the incredible (and incredibly illegal) acts of cyber espionage it has perpetrated over the decades began to be publicized.

One particularly high profile piece of work bearing Unit 8200’s fingerprints was Stuxnet, the military-grade cyberweapon that specifically targeted Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility at Natanz. It has long been known that Stuxnet was co-developed by the United States and Israel, but it was New York Times correspondent David Sanger who revealed that the worm was actually worked on by Unit 8200.

But beyond the cyberweapons and (still largely classified) military exploits of the unit itself is the undeniable fact that a surprisingly large number of high-profile tech startups and Silicon Valley ventures in recent years have been founded by “ex” members of 8200. One such “ex” member, Avishai Abrahami, asserted in 2016 that “there are more than 100 guys from the unit that I personally knew who built startups and sold them for a lot of money” including a team of ten who “created companies where the average market cap is a half-billion dollars.” (Abrahami himself created cloud-based web developer Wix, whose market cap currently sits at over $16 billion.)

From communication companies like AudioCodes and Viber to cybersecurity companies like Argus and CheckPoint to GPS navigation software services like Waze, the prevalence of Unit 8200 alumni in the private tech sector has received so much press that even trade publications have been forced to report on the matter, noting that the Israeli military is increasingly out-sourcing cybersecurity and intelligence projects to companies “that in some cases were built for this exact purpose.”

Other than NSO, some troubling startups from the “ex”-8200 crowd include:

Carbyne911, a tech startup marketed as a “a Next Generation Call Handling platform” for 9-1-1 and emergency call centers, that, as an in-depth 2019 exposé from Narrativ revealed, was founded and run by a gaggle of Israeli military and intelligence officials (including a Unit 8200 alumni) and was bankrolled by the likes of Jeffrey Epstein, Ehud Barak and Peter Thiel.

• Comverse Infosys, which made wiretapping software used by US law enforcement that contained—as Carl Cameron reported in a quickly-quashed series on Israeli spying for Fox News in 2001—”a back door through which wiretaps themselves can be intercepted by unauthorized parties” and whose main product (known as “the Logger”) was later admitted to be “based on the Unit’s [8200’s] technology.”

• Cybereason, a cybersecurity firm founded by “ex”-Unit 8200 member Lior Div and stacked “with many of the unit’s members coming from organizations like the NSA and Unit 8200” that, as Whitney Webb has extensively reported, ran a Doomsday Election Simulation for the US government and has Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks.

• And Toka, a spyware firm co-founded by Ehud Barak and headed by the former chief of the Israel Defense Forces Cyber Staff, which, as Whitney Webb has also extensively reported, is aiming to provide “a one-stop hacking shop for governments” specializing in IoT (“Internet of Things”) devices.

In fact, this represents only a small fraction of Unit 8200’s infiltration of the private cybersecurity space in recent years, so if you’re unfamiliar with the topic you have a lot to catch up on.

But, given that (as Whitney Webb rightly observes), “The abuse of Pegasus software in this very way has been known for several years” and “other Israeli companies with even deeper ties to Israel’s intelligence apparatus have been selling software that not only provides the exact same services to governments and intelligence agencies but purports to go even farther,” the sudden influx of MSM attention to the Pegasus story is curious.

One clue to the mystery of this sudden interest comes in the form of a little tidbit that is embedded in all the MSM articles on the Pegasus scandal (like this one from our friends at The Bezos Post):

Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based journalism nonprofit, and Amnesty International, a human rights group, had access to the list [of phones hacked by the Pegasus software] and shared it with the news organizations, which did further research and analysis. Amnesty’s Security Lab did the forensic analyses on the smartphones.

Forbidden Stories? What on earth is that?

Well, according to their website: “Forbidden Stories fosters collaboration among journalists to make visible and impactful the work of reporters who can no longer investigate,” including gathering “a consortium of local and international media outlets in order to investigate on a large scale.” This “consortium” reads like a who’s who of worldwide dinosaur media outlets, including Le Soir in Belgium, The Toronto Star in Canada, France TélévisionsRadio New ZealandReutersbellingcatThe New York Times and literally dozens of other mockinbird outfits around the world.

And who funds this venture? The usual gaggle of “independent” “charitable” foundations, of course, including UNESCO and (you guessed it) George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

So why are these big hitters and known liars collaborating on this release of information about a known Israeli military front masquerading as a commercial spyware company? If you said “Because it’s a limited hangout!” then give yourself a cookie. I think you’re right.

But what is this hangout aiming to accomplish, exactly? Theories abound. Bernard over at Moon of Alabama, for example, has this take on the situation:

The U.S. often uses ‘intelligence’ as a kind of diplomatic currency that keeps other countries dependent on it. If the Saudis have to ask the U.S. for snooping on someone it is much easier to have influence over them. NSO is disturbing that business. There is also the problem that the first class spying software NSO is selling to somewhat shady customers might well fall into the hands of some big U.S. adversary.

The ‘leak’ to Amnesty and Forbidden Stories is thus an instrument to keep some monopolistic control over client regimes and over spying technology. (The Panama Papers were a similar kind of U.S. sponsored ‘leak’, only in the financial field.)

I think Bernard is right to compare this Pegasus story to the Panama Papers story, which was also cross-reported by an international consortium of mockingbird media dinosaurs. In fact, we could even cast our minds back to a much earlier story that was similarly reported by a gaggle of mainstream media conspirators from around the world: the Iraq War Logs, which that totally above-board, crusading secret-exposer Julian Assange made available exclusively to the truth tellers at The Guardian, The New York TimesLe Monde and his other favourite MSM outlets.

However, the idea that this whole story is an attempt by the US “to keep some monopolistic control over client regimes and over spying technology” rings hollow. After all, if the US were really trying to muscle Israel out of the cyberspying arena by dishing the dirt on the NSO Group, what about the many, many, many examples of similar or even worse spying by other Israeli companies (just some of which are listed above)? How would the exposure of this one piece of software upend the entire section of the global cybersecurity industry that has been seeded by the Unit 8200 gang?

No, in this case I believe it’s more likely that the powers-that-shouldn’t-be are throwing the NSO Group and its Pegasus software under the bus for the sake of protecting the larger Israeli military cyberwarfare industry, not undermining it. After all, the NSO Group has been in the crosshairs of cyber privacy activists for years, with even the all-powerful Blackstone Group having to back out of a deal to acquire a 40% stake in the company after it was revealed that Pegasus had been used by the Mexican government to spy on its own citizens.

The NSO Group is already tainted. By “exposing” this story about the company (one that was already known and reported), they are able to take attention away from the Cybereasons, Tokas and other companies that are performing similar functions for the Unit 8200-infested cybersecurity industry under much deeper cover.

Undoubtedly there is more to this story that will come out in bits and pieces in these controlled “Forbidden Stories” reports. But rather than shining a light on the larger question of Israeli cyber espionage and how deep the rabbit hole really goes, the intense focus on this one piece of spyware from this one company will only serve to obscure that story.

~via Minds.com

LISA RENEE on “The U.S. Outrage Culture/Political Correctness Psyop”

Outrage Culture is depicted by dramatic outbursts in which people claim their moral superiority and crave public recognition. The western value system in the United States has been deeply mired in the effects of the Outrage Culture, building momentum through targeting the youngest minds to enforce classifications of Political Correctness for the purpose of censoring free speech and aggressively shaming people into submission. The orchestration of the Plandemic along with the economic devastation of Americans, the utter destruction and anarchy in major cities, informs us of the intended direction of the current Globalist Agenda. Which is to destroy the American Constitution through spreading hatred and continue to demoralize its citizens in any way that they can, in order to attempt to stage their coup d’état.”

~Lisa Renee, via Outrage Culture

‘GET THE POPCORN AND ENJOY THE SHOW’ ~ James Corbett on “A Brief History of ‘Hopium’: The Political Circus Act Starring Donald Trump”

“With all these decades and—in the case of the oldest democracies—centuries of broken political promises, you’d think that the public would have caught on to the game by now. But, if anything, recent events have revealed that people are becoming more addicted to this politician-peddled hopium even as the lies and broken promises become ever more ridiculous. Of course, every one of these pronouncements was categorically wrong. But, as Q taught his followers to believe, ‘Disinformation is real’ and ‘Disinformation is necessary,’ so these false predictions were in fact signs that Q was telling the truth. It didn’t make sense. It didn’t have to. All it had to do was fill the viewers of the unfolding political spectacle with hopium, the belief that this new god from the machine was going to swoop in with his Q Clearance compatriots and save the day at the last moment. Of course the hopium peddled by these fake gods is enticing. It’s designed to be. Like the dope peddler on the street corner, the politicians and hucksters are always ready to satisfy their mark with a dose of hopium. And the public, more often than not, is only too happy to take it. But hopium is not hope. Like opium, which binds to opioid receptors in the brain to provide temporary pain relief, hopium is a synthetic, man-made construct which provides us with the simulacrum of hope. But hopium is a deadly drug, and the god from the machine is nothing but a cheap stage trick. Nothing will change until we stop enjoying the show and realize that we are not spectators watching history unfold from the sidelines. We are history’s actors, and, propelled by genuine hope, we can and will change the world.”

~James Corbett


Deus ex machina (or, “god from the machine”) refers to a plot device whereby the hero of a story is saved from some terrible fate by the sudden intervention of a god. The term comes from ancient Greek drama, where the god would literally be brought onto the stage using a machine like a crane or a riser.

The convention of a god appearing on stage to save the main character was popularized by Euripides over 2500 years ago and it has continued to pop up throughout the centuries, even in Shakespeare, who has Hymen, the Greek god of marriage ceremonies, appear at the end of As You Like It to marry the play’s heroes and “make conclusion / Of these most strange events.”

The plot device is still used to this day. Now, instead of a god intervening to save the day, some miraculous event, object, character or ability appears from nowhere to save the day. Think of the deadly, unstoppable Martians in Wells’ War of the Worlds, for example, felled not by the combined artillery of the world’s militaries, but by ordinary bacteria. Or think of the T-Rex at the end of Jurassic Park, appearing out of nowhere to save the heroes from the Velociraptors.

These are not just stories we tell ourselves. These are reflections of our thoughts about the world. They reveal our desires and beliefs, and they set up expectations for how the world really works. In the end, something will appear out of nowhere to help the good guys win and vanquish the bad guys once and for all. That’s how it always works. Right?

Two- and-a-half thousand years ago, that something was a god. But in the modern world, we’re too sophisticated to believe that a god will swoop in and save the day. No, today the deus ex machina isn’t a god. More often than not, it’s a politician.

DONALD TRUMP: Ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for President of the United States and we are going to make our country great again! [“Rockin’ in the Free World” plays while Trump awkwardly bobs his head. Trump signals for the music to be faded down.] It could happen.

SOURCE: Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Announcement Full Speech (C-SPAN)

The next day, it was revealed that the scene was a literal stage play. The adoring crowd were not grassroots supporters of Donald Trump who all spontaneously decided to wear the same Trump t-shirts and awkwardly pose with their “homemade” signs for the cameras, but, as an FEC investigation later confirmed, literal actors paid $50 each by the Extra Mile Casting agency on behalf of their client, Gotham Government Relations & Communications.

But it didn’t matter. Like all the iterations of the President Messiah script that came before, Trump’s Make America Great Again psychodrama was already having its intended effect on the population.

In some ways, MAGA was a mere repeat of the Obama Hope and Change template. Here, too, candidate Trump promised the moon that President Trump steadfastly failed to deliver.

He did not drain the swamp.

DONALD TRUMP: And we are going to drain the swamp of corruption in Washington, D.C.

SOURCE: Drain the swamp? Trump ís het moeras – #TrumpUpdate 119

TRUMP: We’re here to celebrate the swearing in of America’s new Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

SOURCE: Trump appoints Pompeo

TRUMP: We are going to DRAIN . . . THE . . . SWAMP!

SOURCE: Trump begins to ‘drain the swamp’

WOLF BLITZER: President-Elect Trump has named the former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, to lend his expertise on cybersecurity.

SOURCE: Trump appoints Giuliani

TRUMP: It is time to drain . . . the swamp.

SOURCE: Trump: Ethics reform package will ‘drain the swamp…

TRUMP: Gina is tough, she is strong, and when it comes to defending America, Gina will never, ever back down. I know her.

SOURCE: Trump appoints Haspel

He did not end the wars.

TRUMP: And look at the mess we have. We’ve destabilized the Middle East and it’s a mess.

SOURCE: Trump: ‘we’ve destabilized the Middle East and …

TRUMP: A short time ago I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

SOURCE: Trump announces strikes on Syria

TRUMP: Obviously, the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake. Alright?

SOURCE: “The War in Iraq was a Big, Fat Mistake”: Trump & Bush Spar over War & 9/11

TRUMP: The consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable.

SOURCE: Trump’s speech on Afghanistan

He did not stand up to medical-industrial complex.

TRUMP: Just the other day: Two years old, two and a half years old, a child—beautiful child—went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.

SOURCE: Candidate Trump talks about vaccine/autism link

TRUMP: Well, I hope we’re going to have a vaccine and we’re going to fast track it like you’ve never seen before.

SOURCE: President Trump launches Operation Warp Speed

Just like Obama, Bush, Clinton and every other political “saviour” of the modern era, Trump broke his promises at will, knowing—as a reality TV star who had long shown himself to be a consummate performer—that governing was not his real role in this stage play. He had come to entertain the audience and “save” the country, not deliver on promises.

And, like the Obamessiah, Trump, too, took on the role of divine redeemer of the nation, second only to Christ himself.

TRUMP: Somebody said to me the other day, ‘You’re the most famous person in the world by far.’ I said, “No I’m not.” They said, “Yes, you are.” I said, “No.” They said, “Who’s more famous?” I said, “Jesus Christ.”

SOURCE: Trump says Jesus Christ is more famous than him

Trump, Trump assured us, was loved by the Jewish people in Israel like the “second coming of God.” And once again the president was being portrayed as “heaven-sent,” a man chosen by God Himself to lead America back to the promised land.

RICK PERRY: And I shared it with him. I said, Mr. President, I know there are people that say you said you were the chosen one and I said, “You were.” I said, “If you’re a believing Christian, you understand God’s plan for the people who rule and judge over us on this planet in our government.”

ED HENRY: And lest people on the left attack Rick Perry, he pointed out to me he believes Barack Obama was sent by God as well. He said for that moment and that time. He said he thinks for this moment and this time, Donald Trump was sent by God to do great things.

SOURCE: Rick Perry Calls Donald Trump The Chosen One Sent By God To Rule Over Us

Or, as the internet users who helped build the momentum for the Trump train during the 2016 campaign put it in their popular meme, Trump was the God Emperor, a GEOTUS who would smite the wicked and own the libs.

Yes, the Trump script seemed to be a mere rehash of the Obama script. But it was not.

You see, this was not the same plot as Hope and Change. Make America Great Again had a more exciting storyline. In the MAGA stage play, the god from the machine was himself in trouble and needed saving from the powerful, evil forces that were ganging up against him. And this time, the god himself would be saved by his own god from a machine. This script involved an incredible double deus ex machina!

The god that would save God Emperor Trump, however, was not a political figure at all, but a shadowy, anonymous entity. And the machine that delivered him was not a golden escalator, but an online message board.

The “Q Anon” phenomenon began on October 28, 2017, when “Q”—a user of the “politically incorrect” board of 4chan, the anonymous imageboard website—made a post claiming that a massive military operation was underway to arrest Hillary Clinton and bring down the cabal of evil politicians that was filling the swamp of Washington:

HRC extradition already in motion effective yesterday with several countries in case of cross border run. Passport approved to be flagged effective 10/30 @ 12:01am. Expect massive riots organized in defiance and others fleeing the US to occur. US M’s will conduct the operation while NG activated. Proof check: Locate a NG member and ask if activated for duty 10/30 across most major cities

Within days, the anonymous poster was assuring his 4chan followers of the imminent indictment of Clinton campaign insiders John Podesta and Huma Abedin. And on November 2nd, less than a week after the initial post, the poster was calling himself “Q Clearance Patriot” and claiming that “over the course of the next several days you will undoubtedly realize that we are taking back our great country.”

On POTUS’ order, we have initiated certain fail-safes that shall safeguard the public from the primary fallout which is slated to occur 11.3 upon the arrest announcement of Mr. Podesta (actionable 11.4). Confirmation (to the public) of what is occurring will then be revealed and will not be openly accepted. Public riots are being organized in serious numbers in an effort to prevent the arrest and capture of more senior public officials. On POTUS’ order, a state of temporary military control will be actioned and special ops carried out.

In every way, these early “Q Drops” exemplify the QAnon phenomenon that it spawned. They pick up on the language and code words of classified government operations, like “Mockingbird” and “Q clearance.” They pretend to impart insider information about high-level political events, even predicting specific events on specific dates, like the arrest announcement of Podesta and the beginning of a military coup. And they pose a series of vague rhetorical questions (“Why does Potus surround himself w/ generals? What is military intelligence? Why go around the 3 letter agencies?”) that feel important without providing any specific knowledge or insight.

It did not matter that none of this poster’s specific predictions or declarations came to pass. Eventually, an entire movement would arise dedicated to reading, parsing and spreading the Gospel of this new god from the machine that they called “Q.”

As Q’s notoriety grew, so, too, did the grandiosity of his predictions, promises and pronouncements. Followers were told to expect “False flag(s)” and that there would be “fireworks” but that the president would be “100% insulated.” They were exhorted to “TRUST [Attorney General Jeff] SESSIONS” and assured that Feb. 1, 2018, would be the “[D]ay [Of] [D]ays.” They were promised a “parade that will never be forgotten” on November 11th of 2018. They were assured that Mark Zuckerberg was stepping down as chairman of Facebook. July 2018 would be the month “the world discovered the TRUTH,” with Q asserting that there would be “conspiracy no more.”

Of course, every one of these pronouncements was categorically wrong. But, as Q taught his followers to believe, “Disinformation is real” and “Disinformation is necessary,” so these false predictions were in fact signs that Q was telling the truth.

It didn’t make sense. It didn’t have to. All it had to do was fill the viewers of the unfolding political spectacle with hopium, the belief that this new god from the machine was going to swoop in with his Q Clearance compatriots and save the day at the last moment.

Remarkably, that belief persisted even after the last moment.

DAVE HAYES: Q is having them focus on something over there while something over there is actually going on. That’s the necessary part of the disinformation.

SOURCE: Q Anon Posts Debate & Discussion With Praying Medic [Rare Interview & Question]

MICHAEL FLYNN: Donald Trump will continue to be the president of the United States for the next four years. There’s no doubt in my mind. When I’m asked on a scale of one to ten, “What’s the scale that you put that Trump will be the next president?” I say: “Ten.” Without a doubt, that is the truth.

SOURCE: ALEX JONES AND MICHAEL FLYNN: AMERICANS’ DNA IS 1776

STEVE PIECZENIK: What happened was we watermarked every ballot with what’s called the QFC blockchain encryption code. In other words, we know pretty well where every battle is, where it went and who has it. So this is not a stolen election. On the contrary. We reversed the entire game of war along the lines of Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

SOURCE: ACTUAL INTERVEIW Dr Steve Pieczenik DHS watermarked every ballot with QFS Blockchain Encryption

SGT REPORT: I just want to acknowledge, because I’ve gotten a lot of emails today from people who are feeling absolute desperation. They think this thing is over, and that President Trump is not going to be able to do anything to stop it. I want to remind you of Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Make your opponent think you’re weak. Look weak. Be strong. We’ve got 72 hours to save the republic. It’s not over until the fat lady sings.

SOURCE: HELLSCAPE: 72 HOURS TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC

X22 REPORT: Wait until you see the election audit results. Remember: multiple states now are visiting Arizona. You think this is just gonna stop with Arizona? No, this is where it begins.

SOURCE: EP. 2501B – TRAP SET, THESE PEOPLE ARE STUPID, DO YOU SEE THE STORM FORMING,PANIC IN DC

It is not hard to see why Q became so popular. Like every good deus ex machina, Q promised to deliver the audience of the current political drama exactly what they wanted: an entertaining, exciting and satisfying resolution to the play, delivering the hero (Trump) from evil (the Democrats) just in the nick of time. It is not coincidence that “Enjoy the show” and “Get the popcorn” became favourite phrases of Q and the QAnon followers. This was, after all, just that: a show. A scripted drama designed to play on the psyche of the audience.

But if this were a script, what was the point? It’s easy to understand the presidential version of the deus ex machina script: it keeps people voting and participating in a system that will continue on with an agenda regardless of who is occupying the Oval Office. But what was the point of the Q Anon script? Who was the intended audience of this psychodrama and what effect did it have on them?

The clue comes in Q’s constant exhortations for his follower to trust. Trust Sessions. Trust Grassley. Trust POTUS. Trust the plan.

The terminology—as well as the methodology—of the Q operation evokes Operation Trust, a Soviet counterintelligence program in the 1920s that took over a pro-monarchist organization, the “Monarchist Union of Central Russia.” The Soviets used operatives within the organization to persuade members that they should not engage in militant activity against the government because a plan was underway for internal anti-Bolshevik forces to topple the regime. Trust the plan. In this case, “trusting the plan” got members of the opposition either put on trial and sent to the gulags or blackmailed into working for Soviet intelligence.

Q certainly did pacify many with his constant entreaty to “trust the plan.” Q also rallied people time and time again to support the policies, operations and personnel of the very deep state that they were supposedly fighting against. Suddenly Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr, John Bolton and other long-time members of the political establishment were the good guys in this elaborate drama. 99% of the agents at the CIA, FBI, DOJ and NSA were “patriots” who “serve[d] with distinction” and thus needed to be supported. The decades-long neocon dream of invading Iran became, in the eyes of Q followers, a good and noble cause.

But even beyond the pacification of those who would otherwise be resisting the government, the “Q Army” of self-styled “Digital soldiers” provided the very foil that the deep state needed to move to the next step of their counter-insurgency program: The crackdown on “domestic terrorism.”

JACKSON PROSKOW: While QAnon has become tied to the president, it has also caught the attention of the FBI, along with a growing number of other fringe theories. In an internal memo, the Bureau warns some of those conspiracy theories will likely motivate some domestic extremists to commit criminal—sometimes violent—activity.

SOURCE: FBI Warns Of Potential For More Violence From QAnon Followers

PETE WILLIAMS: The FBI says January’s riot at the Capitol was a turning point for the conspiracy movement, QAnon, with some followers dropping out, disappointed that the promises of the person behind it—known as “Q”—haven’t come to pass. But others, the FBI says, may become so frustrated they turn more to violence, such as “harming perceived members of the cabal such as Democrats and other political opposition.”

SOURCE: FBI warns conspiracy theories fuel domestic terrorism

JEREMY BASH: But I think the reality is that what you’re seeing—all this activity by the FBI, by law enforcement to go after and arrest people—that’s all great, but that’s all right of the boom. And in intelligence you really want to be left of the boom; you want to be way out ahead of the events. And I think we’re going to have to reset our entire intelligence approach to these white supremacist militias, these dangerous ultra-nationalist organizations. I think we’re going to have to look at a greater surveillance of them. The FBI is going to have to run confidential sources. We’re going to have to penetrate these plots long before they present a violent threat to our democracy if we want to have any hope of stopping these in the future.

SOURCE: Former CIA official Jeremy Bash, now of NBC News 

TRUMP: The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction: you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law: you will pay.

SOURCE: A Message from President Donald J. Trump

And now, after years of being told to “get the popcorn” and “enjoy the show,” the Q Anon movement is slowly beginning to realize that they were had. Worse, the very intelligence agencies and military that they had so fervently hoped would swoop in and save the day are the very agencies that are now swooping in to round them up.

But QAnon was by no means the first time that hopium has been injected into the veins of the conspiracy research community.

In the 1990s, a power industry teaching consultant named Harvey Francis Barnard developed a proposed set of reforms for America’s monetary and tax system that he called the National Economic Security and Recovery Act, or NESARA. He self-published a book outlining his proposal, sent copies to members of Congress, started an institute to promote the idea and, in 2000, published his proposal on the internet. At that point, NESARA became the centerpiece of an elaborate hoax promulgated by an online charlatan calling herself “The Dove of Oneness.”

In this story, the NESARA bill is a miracle: it abolishes income taxes, forgives mortgages, zeroes out credit cards and declares peace. Even more miraculous: in a stunning move only known to The Dove of Oneness, the bill had been secretly passed by Congress and was due to take effect on September 11, 2001, which is why the World Trade Center was destroyed. But, like every good drama, this story, too, had a deus ex machina to keep Dove’s internet audience hanging on and enjoying the show: the White Knights, “an underground group of good guys [. . .] who were in high positions within all these institutions, who were fed up with the status quo and were planning a coup d’état that was going to happen ‘very soon.’”

Just as with Q, the cult that grew around the NESARA myth with its White Knight gods from the machine promised specific events on specific dates. Every time a prediction failed to happen, followers were reassured that the long-promised coup had been delayed so that the White Knights could better prepare the public for the pandemonium that would ensue when they swoop in to save the day. In the meantime, followers could get the popcorn and enjoy the show, knowing that all their debt would soon be forgiven and that peace on earth was just around the corner.

And the name of that book in which Barnard first laid out his NESARA proposal? Draining The Swamp.

Yes, the deus ex machina story is trotted out every few years under different guises. A secret order of ninjas is preparing to assassinate the evil Illuminati and bring peace to the world. A secret stash of trillions of dollars is about to be shared out with the people of the world, ending all poverty. A cosmic realignment is going to take place on December 21st, 2012, raising humanity to a higher level of consciousness and ending all strife and suffering. An anonymous 4chan poster is leaking classified information about a good military coup that’s going to restore order and drain the swamp.

The message is always the same: Get the popcorn and enjoy the show. The god is coming from the machine to save you. Just wait.

It is no great shame to be fooled by hopium at least once. Everyone has trouble distinguishing genuine hope from synthetic hopium when they first encounter it.

JAKE TAPPER: Moving on, one of your former close aides recently said, you “engaged in conspiracy theories, including perhaps the 9/11 attacks, were coordinated with the CIA and that the Bush administration might have known about the attacks ahead of time.” Have you ever expressed—

RON PAUL: Wait, wait, wait. Don’t go any further than that. That’s complete nonsense.

TAPPER: Not true?

PAUL: Yeah. I never bought into that stuff. Never talked about that.

TAPPER: OK.

PAUL: Conspiracy? Of Bush knowing about this? No. Come on. Come on. Let’s be reasonable. That’s just off the wall.

SOURCE: This Week ABC January 1, 2012 8:00am-9:00am PST

Over and over we see the same story play out. The crowd begins to lose interest in the political stage play. They begin to suspect that it’s fake. That reality is taking place somewhere off stage and out of sight. They begin to realize that they are not spectators at all, but active participants with the ability to shape the world around them. And then along comes a god from a machine peddling hopium and the audience goes back to enjoying the show.

None of this is to denigrate the religious instinct that compels humans to look for a saviour from the heavens. On the contrary. Those with religious faith should be the most offended by this god from the machine script that sees their most cherished, divine beliefs cynically played on by would-be political rulers masquerading as gods.

Of course the hopium peddled by these fake gods is enticing. It’s designed to be. It plays on one of our greatest capacities as human beings: our capacity for hope. Our belief that we can make the world a better place and that we are not condemned to forever wait for the god from the machine to deliver us from our problems.

But hopium is not hope. Like opium, which binds to opioid receptors in the brain to provide temporary pain relief, hopium is a synthetic, man-made construct which provides us with the simulacrum of hope. And, like opium, hopium can disrupt our lives, pacify us into inactivity, and make us suffer withdrawals in its absence.

No, we must not abandon hope itself. As part of the triumvirate of faith, hope and charity, hope is a virtue to be cherished. Genuine hope is the rocket fuel that humans use to propel themselves towards their goals. Without hope, there would be no motivation to do anything to improve our situation.

But that is the difference. Hope compels us to go out there and try to improve our situation. Hopium, on the other hand, convinces us that someone else has taken care of the problem. That we can just sit back, get the popcorn and enjoy the show.

Like the dope peddler on the street corner, the politicians and hucksters are always ready to satisfy their mark with a dose of hopium. And the public, more often than not, is only too happy to take it.

But hopium is a deadly drug, and the god from the machine is nothing but a cheap stage trick. Nothing will change until we stop enjoying the show and realize that we are not spectators watching history unfold from the sidelines. We are history’s actors, and, propelled by genuine hope, we can and will change the world.

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~courtesy of TheCorbettReport.com