1. U.S. “Driving Stake Through Heart” of German Russian Pipeline
- “We continue to call on Russia to cease using its energy resources for coercive purposes. Russia uses its energy export pipelines to createnational and regional dependencies on Russian energy supplies, leveraging these dependencies to expand its political, economic, and military influence, weaken European security, and undermine U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. These pipelines also reduce European energy diversification, and hence weaken European energy security. — U.S. Department of State, “Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act,” October 20, 2020.
- On December 24, the Kremlin admitted that U.S. sanctions may succeed in preventing completion of the pipeline. The U.S. government is now readying a fresh round of congressionally mandated sanctions that could deal a fatal blow to the project, according to the Reuters news agency.
- A report by the Swedish Defense Research Agency found that Russia has threatened to cut energy supplies to Central and Eastern European more than 50 times. Even after some of those states joined the European Union, Russian threats continued.
The U.S. government is now readying a fresh round of congressionally mandated sanctions that could deal a fatal blow to the project, according to the Reuters news agency. “We’ve been getting body blow on body blow to this, and now we’re in the process of driving a stake through the project heart,” an American official told Reuters on the condition of anonymity.
The U.S. pressure campaign is backed by both Democratic and Republican lawmakers who fear that Russia will gain a stranglehold over German energy supplies. U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson recently noted:
“There is a broad array of U.S. sanctions and guidance targeting the Nord Stream 2 project, reflecting years of bipartisan, bicameral, and interbranch efforts and constituting a whole‐of‐government consensus that the pipeline must be stopped.”
2. World Economic Forum: “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy” [Video]
In this propaganda video posted on the World Economic Forum’s social-media accounts, the powerful globalist organization uses exactly those words. In pushing the Great Reset, the video offers what it describes as “8 predictions for the world in 2030.” The very first statement declares: “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.” There are 7 others, equally unsettling. WEF claims these predictions are based on “input” from “members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils.”
3. “You’ll Own Nothing”: UN-backed “Great Reset” is Feudalism
In the not-too-distant future, you will own absolutely nothing, but you will like it and “be happy,” according to the totalitarians and Deep State globalists pushing what they call the “Great Reset”. You will also have no privacy, they say. And yet, somehow, the advocates of this feudalistic vision — the World Economic Forum (WEF), the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and more — have decreed that “you’ll be happy.” Even leftists are freaking out.
This nightmarish description of the future envisioned under the “Great Reset” is no exaggeration. In fact, in a propaganda video posted on the World Economic Forum’s social-media accounts, the powerful globalist organization uses exactly those words. In pushing the Great Reset, the video offers what it describes as “8 predictions for the world in 2030.” The very first statement declares: “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.” It claims these predictions are based on “input” from “members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils.”
Then comes the first forecast. Instead of owning property and the necessities of life, the WEF video declares, “you’ll rent.” Apparently “whatever you want” will be magically “delivered by drone.” Except meat, apparently, since the video goes on to predict that “you’ll eat much less meat” for the benefit of the planet. Incidentally, as part of its “Great Reset” agenda, the WEF has also been peddling the disgusting notion that you must eat bugs, weeds, and seaweed instead of normal food — all to save the “climate” from the gas of life (CO2).
The bizarre video was hardly a one-time event. In fact, in a post on the WEF website by Danish Parliamentarian Ida Auken, the globalist dream of a world in which none of the plebs own property was once again trumpeted. “Welcome to the year 2030,” Auken writes. “I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes. It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city.”
Sounding like livestock that can talk, and forgetting that the farm animals will eventually be slaughtered or sheared, Auken gushes about how her generous overlords now give her everything she needs for free. “We have access to transportation, accommodation, food and all the things we need in our daily lives,” the WEF piece continues. “In our city we don’t pay any rent, because someone else is using our free space whenever we do not need it. My living room is used for business meetings when I am not there.” Privacy will be a thing of the past, too, Auken admits.
Critics blasted the plans. “For those of us who support free markets, the Great Reset is nothing short of terrifying,” argued Justin Haskins with the Heartland Institute. “Our current crony capitalist system has many flaws, to be sure, but granting more power to the government agents who created that crony system and eroding property rights is not the best way forward. America is the world’s most powerful, prosperous nation precisely because of the very market principles the Great Reset supporters loathe, not in spite of them.”
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4. Jihad at Christmas: “Coldly Kill Them with Hate and Rage”
This month, Islamic State terrorists released a “religious” song for Christmas, “Coldly Kill Them With Hate and Rage”. Taking the form of Islamic religious chant, the song, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute, exhorts jihadists everywhere to murder non-Muslims, “pagans, atheists and polytheists”, from “West Africa all the way to east Asia… through air, land and sea”. Published on Telegram, the post includes the hashtag #MerryChristmas and a photograph of a Christmas tree with dynamite attached.
Christmas is an attractive time for jihadists for three unattractive reasons. First and foremost, they are fighting a religious war and by far their numerically greatest enemies are Christians whose most prominent festival is Christmas. Second, large crowds joining festive events and filling shopping centres present a target-rich environment. Third, publicity: mass murder at this time of year guarantees additional outrage among Western countries and Christian communities everywhere. The Islamic State song enjoins its followers to “make their media cry and broadcast”. The propaganda value is particularly powerful for jihadists intent on recruiting and motivating fighters and funders for their cause and creating division between communities aimed at inciting vengeance attacks against their fellow Muslims.