“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated.” ~ Joe Wurzelbacher
By Catherine Austin Fitts
This week on The Solari Report, Harry Blazer joins me to discuss gun ownership and efforts to enforce as well as compromise the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Increasingly, law-abiding citizens find themselves at a disadvantage in the balance of power relative to:
- Scores of well-armed government agencies with surveillance, arrest and seizure powers and significant corporate and mercenary contracting capacity;
- Criminal networks and their local gangs and snitches that enjoy the support of the politicians, black budget operatives, and banks they finance.
Gun ownership offers some protections, providing citizens with a defense in a significant number of criminal and violent confrontations.
Last week’s intervention by a former NRA gun instructor in a Texas church shooting is an important example of the role that gun owners play in protecting themselves and other people during the critical time period between the start of a crime and the arrival of law enforcement. These precious minutes often are the difference between life and death. This case also underscores why it is essential that law-abiding citizens own assault weapons.
Unfortunately, the majority of gun control proposals would strip or restrict the power of law abiding citizens, leaving them at the mercy of both criminals and a political class looking to abrogate retirement obligations and steal more assets.
As Harry Blazer says, “What is your plan?” Indeed, you need to have one. Assuming responsibility for your personal safety and the safety of family and neighbors has never been more important, particularly given the mind control technologies discussed in Control 101 and The War for Your Mind.
Look for my analysis of financial and geopolitical news in Money & Markets. Disruption and change are accelerating – we have market shifts and events to cover and lots of questions for Ask Catherine. Please make sure to post or e-mail your question.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review one of my favorite Westerns – The Outlaw Josey Wales – which explores the issues of law and enforcement in a world torn apart by multiple cultures and economic interests competing for land, natural resources and power. Sound familiar?
Talk to you Thursday!
Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking Our Kids – And How to Break The Trance
“What we are discovering is that video gaming is perverting an ancient neural-hormonal network. Unlike our ancestors, who were in fight-of-flight adrenal arousal for only brief, acute periods of emergency—like being chased by a lion—today’s tech keeps the adrenaline and the fight-or-flight response on perpetual high alert for hour after hour of game play. That constant adrenal stress is not a good thing; the immune system gets compromised, inflammation increases, and cortisol and blood pressure spike. And there are behavioral consequences as well.”
By Jason Worth
(Note: If not specified otherwise, any quotations in this book review refer to text by the author from the book being reviewed.)
The similarities between this book, Glow Kids, and a prior book reviewed on the Solari Report, Your Brain on Porn, are striking. That review on porn addiction described ailments of varying degrees of severity which teens and young men suffer because of biochemical, hormonal and neurological side effects from overexposure and addiction to video porn streaming.
Video games, it turns out, excite the brain and nervous system in very similar ways, stimulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and releasing large amounts of adrenaline and dopamine in the process. Our bodies crave dopamine while at the same time developing a tolerance to it. As a result, if unchecked, video game play, just like video porn streaming, can create a cycle of addiction not unlike cocaine. (In fact, some researchers refer to video gaming as “electronic cocaine.”) Add to the mix the fact that teens and adolescents engaged in these activities are doing so with neurological systems that are not yet fully developed and are still forming, and they are therefore more prone than fully-formed adults to physical neurological changes from these dopamine-releasing activities.
Continue reading »
“Thanks to a system of satellites, natural disasters have become a thing of the past. We can control our weather.”
~ President Palma in Geostorm
Check it out!
By Your Culture Scout
As far as disaster movies go, producer/director Dean Devlin comes with a great pedigree. A long-time collaborator of director Roland Emmerich, the master of the genre, he co-wrote with him and produced Independence Day, Stargate and Godzilla. Writing a movie and directing is not the same though, and Devlin’s film debut in Geostorm had a weak box office opening and is heading for some substantial losses. However, before the movie disappears from the local multiplexes, it is worth checking out for a one good reason- its vision of the future.
Continue reading »