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☕️ A GREAT BIG NEW YEAR ☙ Saturday, December 31, 2022 ☙ C&C NEWS 🦠
We crushed it in 2022, and just wait for what we'll do in 2023. My great big end of the year roundup essay.
Happy New Year’s Eve! Today we roundup the whole year, in the form of my essay about how we got here and where we’re going, including a brand-new, never-before-seen conspiracy theory to add to your collection!
Let’s wrap up 2022. Strap in.
🗞*WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 As I sat down to start writing, I reflected on my long, strange journey from unassuming small-town lawyer to freedom-activist blogger. On March 23, 2020, I posted my first online thoughts about the virus and the government’s reaction to it, and my life will never be the same.
This March it will have been three years.
In that time, I’ve received countless comments from grateful readers who say Coffee & Covid helped them survive the pandemic. I feel the same way about all of you guys. Coffee & Covid — now much more than a blog, it’s more like a movement — helped me get through the pandemic, too.
You guys are the best. I love you all. Even the kooky ones, and even you, Horsey.
CHAPTER ONE. THE ROAD BEHIND US
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded Whitaker Chambers (1902-1964) the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Chambers had died twenty years earlier, after testifying in Congress against State Department official and treasonous Soviet spy Alger Hiss, who’d drafted the United Nations Charter allegedly on the United States’ behalf at Yalta.
Until 1938, Chambers ran a U.S.-based spy ring for the Soviet communists. He was born in the U.S. right after the turn of the century, grew up poor in an atheist household, and was attracted by communism. But he defected in 1938, having grown increasingly uncomfortable with Stalin’s internal purges, and having found God.
For ten years after Chambers fled into hiding, he tried unsuccessfully to interest the FBI in his ring of traitorous, highly placed government and state department officials that he’d been supervising and who were working to secretly undermine the United States. About the time he’d given up, the House Un-American Activities Committee reached out, and the rest, as they say, was history.
In 1952, Chambers published his autobiography, ‘Witness,’ which became one of the most influential American anti-communist and conservative books in history. I’m going to quote a few parts from the introduction, in which Chambers — fully expecting to be assassinated — addressed his children, to explain why he went public and testified about what the Russians were up to.
According to Chambers, communism poses an existential crisis to Mankind, and begins with the belief that science can save humans from the very problems that were created by the rise of science:
In part, the crisis results from the impact of science and technology upon mankind which, neither socially nor morally, has caught up with the problems posed by that impact. In part, it is caused by men’s efforts to solve those problems.
Chambers asked how communism could infect the minds of very smart folks who should know better, but instead they become willfully blinded to the reprehensible ideology’s evils. Again, speaking to his children:
I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time. You will ask: Why, then, do men become Communists? How did it happen that you, our gentle and loved father, were once a Communist? Were you simply stupid? No, I was not stupid.
Were you morally depraved? No, I was not morally depraved. Indeed, educated men become Communists chiefly for moral reasons.
Did you not know that the crimes and horrors of Communism are inherent in Communism? Yes, I knew that fact.
Then why did you become a Communist? It would help more to ask: How did it happen that this movement, once a mere muttering of political outcasts, became this immense force that now contests the mastery of mankind? Even when all the chances and mistakes of history are allowed for, the answer must be: Communism makes some profound appeal to the human mind. You will not find out what it is by calling Communism names. That will not help much to explain why Communism whose horrors, on a scale unparalleled in history, are now public knowledge, still recruits its thousands and holds its millions—among them some of the best minds alive.
Chambers’ answer was: communism enticingly offers man the chance to rid the world of God, once and for all, and become his own savior.
The revolutionary heart of Communism is not the theatrical appeal: “Workers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains. You have a world to gain.” It is a simple statement of Karl Marx, further simplified for handy use: “Philosophers have explained the world; it is necessary to change the world.” Communists are bound together by no secret oath. The tie that binds them across the frontiers of nations, across barriers of language and differences of class and education, in defiance of religion, morality, truth, law, honor, the weaknesses of the body and the irresolutions of the mind, even unto death, is a simple conviction: It is necessary to change the world.
Their power, whose nature baffles the rest of the world, because in a large measure the rest of the world has lost that power, is the power to hold convictions and to act on them. It is the same power that moves mountains; it is also an unfailing power to move men. Communists are that part of mankind which has recovered the power to live or die — to bear witness — for its faith. And it is a simple, rational faith that inspires men to live or die for it.
It is not new. It is, in fact, man’s second oldest faith. Its promise was whispered in the first days of the Creation under the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: “Ye shall be as gods.” It is the great alternative faith of mankind. Like all great faiths, its force derives from a simple vision. Other ages have had great visions. They have always been different versions of the same vision: the vision of God and man’s relationship to God. The Communist vision is the vision of Man without God.
There is much more, I wish I had room to reprint the entire introduction, if not the whole book. Anyway, after he setup the premise, Chambers begins the first chapter describing WHY he made his fateful decision to leave the Communist Party and turn on his former allies. This paragraph always profoundly affected me:
I wanted my wife to realize clearly one long-term penalty, for herself and for the children, of the step I was taking. I said: “You know, we are leaving the winning world for the losing world.” I meant that, in the revolutionary conflict of the 20th century, I knowingly chose the side of probable defeat. Almost nothing that I have observed, or that has happened to me since, has made me think that I was wrong about that forecast.
Chambers had intimate knowledge of how far the Communists had penetrated the U.S. government. He knew full well the odds were stacked against him, against us all; an enormous, terrifying, heaping mountain of bad odds. “We are leaving the winning world for the losing world,” he said of his decision to defect. And he still wrote it in 1952—almost 15 years after he defected.
In other words, the free countries were losing the world. In fact, in 1980, if you’d painted all the communist countries on a classroom globe red, that globe would’ve been 75% crimson.
We were in the final inning with minutes to play, down by six, with two strikes. It looked bad.
But still, against all odds, in just eight years Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union. It bought us forty years of peace. There we were, stumbling blindly along the brittle precipice of losing it all, up to our eyelashes in communist spies, probably including several White Houses, when in the blink of an eye, against all odds, we saved the entire world.
Just like that.
Unfortunately, Reagan only beat the Soviet Union. He didn’t defeat communism. He didn’t — couldn’t — crush the insane delusion that Man can replace God with Science. Neither did Reagan root out the networks of treacherous communist termites secretly embedded in nearly every government on Earth.
That’s what happened. Now allow me to spin the dial toward speculation about our present circumstances and what comes next, even allowing that history is never settled, or free from controversy. Figuring out what’s happening in the present can be perilously tricky, if not impossible. The future? Well, that’s just guesswork.
But it seems fair to imagine that, after the Berlin Wall came down, world communists, having just been rubbing their bloodstained hands in glee at the thought of imminent global domination, stood stunned, dumbfounded and astonished, having watched the whole thing ripped from their grasp at the very last second by some toxically-masculine cowboy.
Baffled, they wondered, “What just happened?”
They’d already learned one lesson with Stalin; don’t put any more narcissistic dictators in charge of the movement. But after Reagan, I imagine the communist élites recognized the risk of being too obvious, too public. The Soviet Union was a target that could be, and was, destroyed. It was a basket with too many eggs in it. It started too soon. They learned you don’t want to go communist in one place, until you’re ready to go all-in everywhere, all at once.
They also learned the grave danger of allowing a populist, anti-communist president like Reagan (or Trump) to have a full eight years. But that’s a different story.
At the time the Soviet Union collapsed, our and every other government in the world was packed with treacherous communist termites, waiting for their orders. In other words, outside the Soviet Union, the communist spy network remained solidly in place, in the newspapers, the TV stations, the court houses, and the government offices. Nobody went after them. Nobody fumigated the communists. Nobody cleaned house.
I wonder how many seconds it took for the top soviet spymasters to skedaddle from Moscow headed toward friendlier climates, to be productively re-employed helping their next master take control of the former Soviet spy networks. Was it China? China seems like a likely candidate, being well-positioned, eager, and having the resources.
But it easily could have been another opportunist who saw the possibilities. One closer to home perhaps? American communists? Masons? The Vatican? A Rockefeller? Who knows.
But clearly, somebody did take over, or else we’d have seen a million books written by ex-spies by now, or mass arrests and trials for treason. Something. But nope. It’s been quiet as Stalin’s grave. They’re still burrowed undercover. Which means: they’re working for SOMEONE.
And so here we are.
CHAPTER TWO — THE ROAD WE’RE ON
I bet C&C readers would enjoy hearing more often on this blog about Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum, farmland confiscations, mysteriously burning refineries and food plants, faux proxy wars, engineered economic destruction, Agenda 2030 (or is it 2025 now?), and the not-so-Great Reset.
I don’t dabble much in those topics for two reasons. The first, simpler reason is that I cannot prove any of those things, and I’ve committed to you that I won’t (usually) present information here if I can’t back it up. I’m a lawyer. Evidence matters to me. (Yes, yes, I know there are online organizational documents and video clips, and plenty of circumstantial evidence, but hard facts remain elusive).
But mainly, I avoid discussing those issues because I hold a much broader, simpler view about them.
I do believe the 2020 covid-19 pandemic revealed a provable global conspiracy. Most folks think the conspiracy was intended to engineer a one-world government. But I wonder if we’re way beyond that. I think the pandemic may provide irrefutable evidence that WE ALREADY HAVE A ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT. A secretive, hidden, elusive one-world government.
But just for a moment there, the mask slipped, and its grotesque countenance was fully revealed.
The evidence appears obvious in hindsight. Basically, over about a three-week period in March, 2020, every single government in the entire world implemented the exact same draconian, totally anti-constitutional lockdowns and rabidly unpopular mitigation measures — without a peep of meaningful protest, debate, or question from their elected officials.
In other words, it looks a lot like somebody just made a phone call.
Human governments never agree on much of ANYTHING, much less something like napalming their own economies. The Chinese agreed with the Japanese. The Venezuelans agreed with the Grand Bahamians, who agreed with the Cubans. The Indians agreed with the Pakistanis. The Italians agreed with the French, who agreed with the British. The Iranians agreed with the Israelis. The Greeks agreed with everybody, and so did EVERYBODY. Even the Canadians.
Give me a flipping break.
All that agreement — also known as “coordination” — is plain evidence that something bigger was unfolding behind the scenes, something above them that could govern and coordinate all the governments. The law says that absent a sufficient alternative explanation, coordinated action alone is prima-facie evidence of a conspiracy. Just ask any anti-trust lawyer about coordinated pricing in a particular market, or ask an employment lawyer how to prove discriminatory hiring practices.
But there was something else, something that confirms the conspiracy hypothesis. It was something that was MISSING from the 2020 coordinated world action, the absence of something that SHOULD have been there, and its absence constitutes evidence. In 1892, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle explained the simple concept via his famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, who noticed the significance of the dog that DIDN’T bark:
Scotland Yard detective Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
Sherlock Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”
What was missing in 2020? What dog did not bark?
What was missing was any POLITICAL DEBATE about HOW to respond to the virus. When the first lockdowns rolled in, where were all the legislators, the parliaments, the ministers, and the delegates? How could such a monumental, universal, economy-wrecking, border-mangling decision be lawfully made, world over, without ONE SINGLE GOVERNMENT VOTING ON ANYTHING?
Don’t tell me it happened too fast. They can call emergency sessions.
“Fear” is usually offered next as a sufficient explanation, but instantaneous, 100% uniform, worldwide fear that bypassed every single democratic institution and every skeptical government is even less believable than a conspiracy.
No nation of any significance said, you know what, we don’t trust the Americans. We’ll wait a couple months and see what happens. The North Koreans didn’t thumb their noses and go their own way. The lockdowns were a single mitigation that dropped right into place just like the last puzzle piece. And everything that happened for the next twelve months happened without any meaningful public democratic debate. (A couple rogue African nations briefly resisted until their executives were visited by the Clintons.)
As evidence that SOME nation should have done something differently, just look at the U.S. states, which operated somewhat independently. What do we find? Not all of them locked down. Look at the counties: even fewer followed the uniform action.
Why didn’t ANY nation follow the same mixed pattern that we can see in U.S. states and counties?
The alleged mechanism of coordination was “executive action.” In every single country. Executive action appears, for all intents and purposes, to be universally all-powerful, that is, when it is REALLY necessary, it does whatever it wants. Conveniently, every single nation out of 175 countries apparently had laws allowing unilateral executive action instantaneously bypassing every democratic safeguard.
And, bizarrely, every executive agreed with the same plan. Apparently. Or, ‘someone’ bypassed or overruled them all. It proved that our legislators, parliamentarians, delegates and ministers are merely window-dressing, when push comes to shove. They’re just actors, whether they know it or not.
Someone made a call.
It’s fair to wonder: who is this ‘someone’ who can make a call and every world executive gets right into line and the entire world locks down? But on the other hand, who cares? What difference does it make to name the person? It’s probably someone we never heard of anyway. The more important and much more pressing fact is that THERE IS SUCH A PERSON.
It’s not Klaus Schwab. Don’t make me laugh. He is a joke, a living caricature, a pathetic, disposable, cartoon front-man who never accomplished anything. He’s the German version of Sam Bankman-Fried.
And I doubt it was a group. It happened too fast. You can speculate all you want about the Illuminati, the freemasons, the Rothschilds, the Bilderbergers, and the Jesuits. Like all human institutions, even those, if they exist, are hierarchical organizations. Meaning there’s someone — one person — at the top. And that person has no reason to come out of the shadows.
So I ask you, based on the plain pandemic evidence, are there REALLY any more sovereign nations? Or have we now become aware that the nations are mere distractions, a puppet show, only providing a distracting illusion of democratic self-government?
The existence of military conflict does not disprove the hypothesis. I’m sure you could think of a dozen reasons why the Ukraine proxy war might be a useful distraction just now, not to mention a handy way to shift a LOT of money and resources around quickly.
And if you look around, you’ll find plenty more evidence to support my global-government theory.
I’m just a lawyer. I’m not an élite global conspirator. But I think we may need to face facts, that ‘Agenda 2030’ itself might just be another distraction, a useful distraction from the fact that the battle for sovereignty has already been lost, and the one-world government everyone fears is already here, installed, and to some significant extent, in charge.
If you’re still with me and don’t think I’m stark raving mad, the question becomes, “alright Jeff, now what?”
CHAPTER THREE — THE ROAD AHEAD
I started the post with Whitaker Chambers because is shows the unraveling of Twentieth Century global communism began with one man, a man who made a highly personal, moral decision to do something different. You can trace a line from Chambers to a second man, Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who published “The Gulag Archipelago” in 1973, straight through to a third man, Ronald Reagan, and from there to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
All the while the Communists thought they were winning, the seeds of their inevitable destruction had been planted, were putting down roots, and growing branches.
Here we are in 2022, a most remarkable year. First, like Washington’s barefooted winter troops, the ragtag “Team Reality” volunteer army somehow defeated the pandemic’s worst excesses. Remember, it was only this January that the Biden Administration recognized Omicron and started backing down from all the mandates, just in time for the midterms.
Yesterday the Department of Defense officially ended the military mandate.
Also this year, Elon Musk made the totally irrational, anti-economic, wholly inexplicable decision to spend Solomon’s fortune buying Twitter — and against his own interests, promptly disconnected that platform from its government controllers. Now information is flowing freely again, a tsunami of truth washing out the pestilent enclaves of official disinformation.
The roots of censorship pre-dated the pandemic. In my research, I found the government’s war against the Neo-Flat Earth movement, which began in 2015. Suspend your judgment about the merits of that movement for a moment, to consider the broader implications.
I found the first Congressional demands for YouTube and Google to censor “conspiracy theorists” started in 2017, an the very first issue government officials were concerned about was all the new flat earth ‘evidence,’ which was exploding into an online movement.
Why does the government care so much about what some kooky YouTubers think?
The flat earthers are skeptical about what government says. They do not believe one word from NASA. They’ve published countless videos showing that NASA has, apparently, faked a lot of space video. They’ve been using new high-resolution cameras with 1,000x zoom to photograph distant objects like oil platforms that should fall below the curve of the Earth, but instead remain in the line of sight. They’ve been putting up lasers on one side of large lakes and showing the lights from far away on the other shore, which they say should be impossible under a globe model.
I have no opinion about any of that. I’m sticking with ‘globe.’ I like NASA. I’m a lawyer, not a geologist or astrophysicist or whatever. But the flat earthers are raising some interesting questions. Like how far, EXACTLY, should we be able to see boats, oil platforms, and lasers, before they drop beyond the curve? One mile? Ten miles? A hundred miles? What? It’s just math. Somebody tell me.
It seems perfectly reasonable that everyday people would want to make YouTubes about all that. How is that a problem?
And if people do find repeating patterns in clouds in official NASA pictures of the Earth from space, suggesting some photoshopping was going on, what’s the problem with making a YouTube about it? NASA shouldn’t badly fake its space pictures. If they have to, for some reason, at least they should explain why.
My First Amendment professor, quoting the Supreme Court, would always say the correct answer to bad speech is MORE speech. I mean, we do have a bloated, over-funded space agency. Why can’t NASA just make some YouTube videos of its own, explaining how people can see those oil platforms miles away, out in the ocean? It can’t possibly be the expense of making YouTube videos; these volunteers are doing it for free.
In what world is the better solution to pressure private companies to secretly censor Americans, kooky or not, who are just talking to each other?
Having myself been labeled an official “covid disinformer,” and having been cancelled and shadow banned, I oddly find I have a lot of sympathy for these flat earthers. I’ve also learned over the last two years that the government lies, easily and often, and instead of exposing those lies, our so-called “independent media” loyally trots along behind, excreting even more lies.
So it seems perfectly legitimate these days to question what the CDC, NASA, or any other government agency says.
All of this to say, the censorship didn’t start with covid, it started before, with the flat earth people. Government and social media were already illegally censoring us when covid swept into the long-range viewfinder. It’s just nobody cared about people who think the Earth is flat.
If nothing else, the flat earther movement highlights a growing distrust of government propaganda — pre-dating the pandemic — and an unwillingness to accept government ‘facts’ at face value, even facts about very basic things like the shape of the Earth. On the one hand, that loss of trust is a tragedy, but on the other hand, if change is going to happen, people SHOULD distrust a faithless government.
I just got a bulk New Years’ email from defenestrated New York Times editor Bari Weiss. She says she already has over 300,000 subscribers of her new “Free Press” newspaper. And the Epoch Times is growing faster than they can handle.
All our pieces are on the chessboard for major moves in 2023.
CHAPTER FOUR — A GREAT BIG NEW YEAR
Because corporate media wants you to think we’re losing, you need to be reminded about how much ACTUAL progress we’ve made this year — even under extremely difficult conditions. Let us count some of the ways, all of which were covered in C&C this year.
1. Pandemic restrictions ended this year, under public pressure, and over the bleating objections of Public Health germaphobes.
2. Americans — especially seniors — are “forgetting” to take their boosters.
3. Parents aren’t jabbing their kids in any large numbers.
4. Twitter’s little birdie flew out of its cage.
5. Our silenced heterodox doctors and scientists got huge platforms, vexing the “covid experts.”
6. Alternative media is bursting at the seams.
7. Trust in government fell below trust in carnies.
8. The conversation about social media censorship shifted from “did it happen?” to “yeah, it happened.”
9. Republicans took the House, Pelosi lost the gavel, and now fur will fly.
10. Beat cops exposed a sordid mess in the Pelosi home.
11. In a wild display of anti-science, but pro-legality, Florida convened a criminal Grand Jury to investigate covid crimes.
12. The January 6th Committee published its odious report, and nobody noticed.
13. The proxy war closed the deep-state’s crack house, Ukraine.
14. Fauci fled.
15. Florida (and other states) banned pediatric castration and cosmetic mastectomies, outlawed K-3 gay education, and started investigating perverts at “family friendly” erotic drag shows.
16. The Supreme Court defenestrated Roe v. Wade.
17. Free Florida went full red.
18. The Brunsons somehow got a hearing in the Supreme Court. It won’t remove Joe Biden, but still. If the Brunsons can do it…
19. “Christian Nationalism” arose.
20. Satanic pedophiles were exposed from Utah to Balenciaga’s runway.
21. We made major progress against election cheating, even where we lost.
22. Solid information developed about the mechanism of safe and effective jab injuries, like IgG4 tolerance.
23. Elon Musk debunked the FBI by exposing its Hunter Biden laptop scandal and coverup.
24. Russia sanctions predictably backfired.
25. The CDC was attacked from all sides, from the right and the left.
26. China’s covid-zero plan failed miserably under public pressure.
27. Last but not least, nobody regretted not getting the jabs.
I could continue, but I had to stop somewhere! All of those twenty-seven points are called “momentum.” Momentum is forward motion that is difficult to stop. 2023 is going to make 2022 look boring.
What can we expect? Well, Elon Musk, who hasn’t lost a fight yet, is going to war against corporate media:
Check out those numbers. The Squawk Box and Elon’s tweet both got around the same number of views. But the numbers of likes and retweets are even comparable. Think about that for a second. Should the Squawk Box conclude it has the more persuasive argument? Does it look like Musk’s “reputation” is “tarnished” to you?
Next, significant social media influencers have turned on the Narrative.
2.7 million views. And that’s just for the version Kim Dotcom retweeted. He’s only ONE influencer talking about this stuff. Think about that.
Finally, I’m predicting that in 2023, they’ll have to admit that the jabs failed. Just today, the breaking news is there’s a new dominant variant labeled XBB. It’s bad news for vaccinated people without natural immunity, and for boosted people, because it’s really good at evading the vaccines. I know, you’re shocked.
Cases — and hospitalizations — are spiking the most in the heavily-vaccinated Northeast. At some point soon, jabbed people are going to start asking some hard questions.
I’m WAY overlong. Let’s sum this up.
1. We don’t need to worry about the threat of one-world government. It’s already here. We need to start fighting it.
2. The central planning planners can’t plan diddly squat, because central planning doesn’t work.
3. Lots of people trust the planners less than than they trust Nigerian princes.
4. It only takes ONE PERSON — for example, a Whitaker Chambers — to start unraveling one-world government.
5. We have LOTS of good people.
6. The momentum is on our side. Especially locally.
The good news is: most of us have zero control over what happens outside our local area. That’s good news because we don’t have to worry about the insane asylums called Washington, D.C., London, Brussels, or Moscow. That’s not our job.
Our job is local, local, local. Keep the pressure on! It’s working.
🔥 Finally, for your holiday amusement, a New Year’s ditty from my favorite psychopathic pharma clown, Dr. Doctor McHonk Honk. (No Adult language!)
Happy New Year, C&C Army. It’s going to be great, just wait and see. See you on Monday, to kick the year off right!
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